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WEDNESDAY
#TODAY in Elanthia: [Annual Solhaven Grand Art Exhibit starts today] ** [Spring Spectacular Day 10: watch for the announcement!] ** [Smithy Wagon at FWI (premium)] ** [5pm-midnight: Guild Night] (All times Eastern time in this newsfeed.)

SPRING SPECTACULAR
Day 10: GM Estild has more good news for clerics. Effective immediately, clerics’ Divine Wrath (335) is, well, effective immediately! The first two messaging-only rounds and first wave of damage go off when you cast–no more Summoning lore needed. (The other damaging rounds are unchanged.) Review the post for details: http://bit.ly/2XZHVok

GUILD NIGHT
It’s Guild Night tonight;Now go make some friends; You can tackle and sweep; ‘Til eyes start to weep; While all of our sanity ends!

EVENT
Cairnfang Manor welcomes all to our Annual Grand Art Exhibit, from May 1st through May 8th, in Solhaven. See the creative works of your fellow adventurers, participate in live drawing classes, and join them for the best in show announcement on Tuesday, May 7th, at 9pm. https://sites.google.com/site/cairnfangmanor/art-show

STORYLINE-ILLI
Tensions were high in Ta’Illistim last Sunday evening as the Argent Mirror held court to announce the forthcoming meeting between Her Reflection and Emperor Aurmont to discuss a “Treaty of Mutual Respect” between House Illistim and the Turamzzyrian Empire. The Council of Thrones seemed less than pleased …

PREMIUM
Nazhor Chronicles: Chapter 2 is Coming! GM Quilic posts the schedule and information for Chapter 2, which starts June 6th. Did you miss chapter 1? Ask Darcena, Avawren, Nehor, or maybe all of them to help you catch up! If you want to read more about participating, Quilic points you to his wiki page in the post: http://bit.ly/2ZOecQE

STORYLINE-ILLI
GM Valyrka posts about the upcoming historic meeting this June between the rulers of Ta’Illistim and the Turamzzyrian Empire. The Valley of Gold has been selected as the neutral grounds upon which to meet for this time of respect and peace. She mentions the magical words “festival” and “wares,” among others. Do you think it’s this year’s new and improved Festival of Lumnea?! http://bit.ly/2VCewTu

LOST
Pestor lost a dull golvern katana in the west aquaduct, OTF. Lost about 5pm on 4/29, and there is a reward for its return. Let Pestor know if you find it, please.

PREMIUM
On Monday, May 6, at 10pm, the merchant Ravias Crotar will be raffling off a symbol of Phoen at Gardenia Commons.
BELOW THE FOLD – As previously reported

NEWS
Ice melted, and so did hearts, at the Guardians of the West Spring Gala on Sunday Night in Icemule Trace. Mayor Tawariell presented a gift to the Guardians from the Mayoral Council of 1 million silvers to help the groups involved in The Guardians. Read the full article from Miss Enestrie about the event at the Officials: http://bit.ly/2DD5WJT

UPDATE
GM Ixix released an update on Monday night to catch most of the safe spots that are considered outside of town for the Spring Spectacular Trap Disarming Round Time Changes and make them work now! http://bit.ly/2ZNj8VU

PREMIUM
AdventureLord Wyrom announces the Mobile Smithy rolled into Mist Harbor on Monday night, and will remain there until around 10pm on Thursday. Look for it in front of the bank. Tuesday is March/April WPS window. Wednesday begins the May/June window. Woo hoo! http://bit.ly/2Legup7

SPRING SPECTACULAR
Day 9: GM Konacon turns the spotlight on empaths today and gives them a chance to use the Empathy spell (1108) to affect the undead in the same manner as Sympathy (1120). It will use your Telepathy lore. Read how in his post at the Officials: http://bit.ly/2GU4NQo

EVENT
Join Cairnfang Manor for a live figure drawing workshop! Meet Phanna in North Market on Friday, May 3, at 9pm, where she will lead everyone to a suitably lit drawing location with at least one live model. Parchment and writing tools will be provided, or bring your own easel. https://sites.google.com/site/cairnfangmanor/art-show

EVENT
Join the Ilyan Syndicate and Elanthian Elegance on a stroll through Ta’Illistim on Sunday, May 5, at 1pm. Go admire the Shining City’s beautiful artwork, unique architecture, and other points of interest. An afternoon tea will be provided after the event for those who are interested.

TIP
The wandering druid in Ta’Illistim sells jewelry made from plant life with magical properties. Aranthius favors Bravery, but there are other items and spells. He always seems to have a full stock! This tip, via Aranthius!

STORYLINE-FWI
Nehor starts the postmortem for Chapter 1 of the Nazhor Chronicles on the Officials. Leave your feedback, too: http://bit.ly/2XNGNUo

SPRING SPECTACULAR
Day 8: the Condemn spell (309) for clerics is a new attack spell, complete with deity specific messaging. GM Estild’s notes at the Officials have everything you’ll want to know about it: http://bit.ly/2GRfnrp

VOTE FOR GS
Are you ready to vote every day of May at TopMudSites for GemStone? Get your votes ready, folks and let’s remind them what the best game is! Use ;autovote & ;autostart to add autovote. Lich will remember to vote for you every 13 hours. If 100 people voted 2x a day, we’d beat *all* the other games. We CAN do this, peeps! Install it right now and you never have to remember to CLICKITY! http://www.topmudsites.com/vote-gemstone.html

SPRING SPECTACULAR
Day 7: GM Ixix gives us a new ObviousHiding flag. When you turn it on, it will be obvious to anyone who enters the room that someone is hiding. Hey, this is going to be better than a disk for hidden attacks, right?! FLAG OBVIOUSHIDING ON http://bit.ly/2VrvGmR

STORYLINE-FWI
A Meeting of Minds – a small meeting in Mist Harbor with trusted friends seems to build truth upon truth to a … larger opportunity. http://bit.ly/2vsQ6Ns

PSA
MARK and REGISTER your important gear and items! When they get lost, sometimes registration’s the only way a GM can find it to replace it. Today’s reminder brought to you by Sorrenn.

NEWS
GemStone gets a shout out from Woot! Check out the advertising copy for this Woot deal of the day last Friday! https://computers.woot.com/offers/apple-ipad-pro-12-9-tablet-your-choice-3

SPRING SPECTACULAR
Day 6: Holy Bolt gets better as it gets more bolty but less holy! Now with 30 ranks of Spiritual Lore – Religion, clerics can unlock a new version that is more effective against the living with EVOKE. Read all the details from GM Estild on the forums: http://bit.ly/2GE8IiK

SPRING SPECTACULAR
Day 5: Elemental Lore: Fire ranks will be substituted on bolts if your Elemental Fire is greater than another elemental lore usually required for a bolt spell, including hybrid bolts. Read GM Estild’s post at the officials: http://bit.ly/2VzyIpe

NEWS
Several Pie Shop Notices have been spied around the Landing – it looks like The [Better] Pie Shop is coming our way! Between now and May 15, send in your pie recipes to Miss Goblyn. Also, there’s a special notice for suggestions if you are a Pie Shop employee or manager. Read over the notice and the rules on the Officials: http://bit.ly/2W6igd0

SPRING SPECTACULAR
Day 4: Empaths now automatically try to imprint patients after their transfer/healing link expires – at no spirit cost! http://bit.ly/2IHBeDF

SPRING SPECTACULAR
Day 3: Cleric Spell Smite/Bane (number 302) no longer deals half damage when casting against alignment! (Double mana cost does still apply.) http://bit.ly/2GvCMgs

ANNOUNCEMENT
Spring Spectacular begins Monday with a new release each day, for about 14 days, according to GM Estild! http://bit.ly/2W1M7Di

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Newsby

Newsby is the main anchor for the TownCrier channel on Lich. She does not adventure, she is a townsperson and completed her apprenticeship for the news desk in 2017.