Archive for October, 2009

Sombdi, day 11 of Winter, 577

I got to participate the Dun’ilsar competition hosted by Neko No Kessha today. As advertised, the contest was a V.I.A. challenge, where each clan worked to keep their team’s Agratis alive.

A lot of clans showed up without many members, so what ended up happening was that the smaller clans banded together to improve their odds. I decided to go it alone, despite being the only member of E’las Loth’mon Ferindril, and donned the mantle of Agratis Denden. I figured since the last Dun’ilsar challenge was won by a lone Agratis, I stood a chance, especially with the running skills I’ve honed as a mystic.

Watching and waiting

Watching and waiting

I pretty much kept in place for most of the challenge, running only when I sensed people were near. I had a few close calls with death, but managed to survive until the first clan, Neko No Kessha, was eliminated. The remaining members of NNK started seeking vengeance, though, and I was brought down by one of their rangers.

I ended up having to leave during the middle of the second challenge, but I heard that there were 3 contests in all, all of which were handily won by the Yellow Team, thanks to their superior fighting prowess and teleporting mystic. It was a fun challenge in all, and good to see the clan competition brought back again.

Neko No Kessha has a full report on their blog.

Fordi, day 86 of Autumn, 576

dunilsar dun'ilsar

Looks like the fine folks over at Neko No Kessha are working on reviving the Dun’ilsar inter-clan competition, with a V.I.A. (Very Important Agratis) challenge to be held less than a zodiac from today. The object of the contest is for each competing clan to protect an Agratis placed under their care, while simultaneously trying to take out the Agratis of other clans.

Dun’ilsar is a long held tradition among sylvan clans, who have competed fiercely for hundreds of years for the title of Dun’ilsar champion. The competition was first brought to Puddleby by my clan E’las Loth’mon Ferindril, but has largely remained dormant over the past few years. It’s exciting to see the contest being brought to life once more.

The last V.I.A. competition didn’t go too well for my clan, but I know the strategies that were successful during the last challenge, so that may put me at somewhat of an advantage this time around. I’ll definitely have to rouse some of my clanmates, and give this latest contest a go.

Scouting Thieve's Island Dun'ilsar

Pre-contest Preparation

For more information about the upcoming challenge, see the official contest thread on the Clan Lord Sentinel.

One of the things which has impressed me most about the Puddleby community is the creativity that exiles have displayed through their use of webscrolls. I remember eagerly reading through dozens of scrolls when I was a new exile, and I was even inspired to create a scroll of my very own, nearly 40 puddle years ago.

Unfortunately, many of the scrolls that I grew up with are no longer available. Shelves have moved, scrolls have rotted and burned, and the scribes themselves have moved off to pursue other ventures. Much of Puddleby’s history and culture have been lost to the shifting sands of time.

This is why recently I have begun a project of recovering some of these lost scrolls. Thanks to the magic of, as well as personal copies of some of my favorite scrolls, I’ve been able to restore a number of older scrolls. These include the scrolls of well known exiles of the past, such as Sassy, Lilit, and Falinea, as well as other scribes who shared their stories, advice, and experiences in exile.

recovered clan lord sites

A full list of the scrolls can be found here. I hope you’ll find it a fun a nostalgic look into Puddleby’s past. And if you know of any scrolls that are missing, or have any on hand, please let me know, and I can add them to the list.

Gradi, day 48 of Autumn, 576

A lot of things have changed in the lands while I’ve been hidden in the library, and I’ve been having fun exploring once familiar places which have grown and changed with time. There also seem to be new developments afoot. For example, I’ve been noticing a number of strange acolytes wandering around, conducting strange experiments. Who knows what they’re up to, but it will be fun trying to get to the bottom of this.

Cavern exploring

Cavern exploring

Mysterious Figures

Mysterious Figures

Terrdi, day 7 of Autumn, 576

Muwe Lundar Sign

Sign of the times

Came across this sign after the latest Chaos Storm (v618) swept through. Looks like I now have two signs in the lands with my name on it.