This is an ElvenRunes Monthly
Feature written by Freyja, edited by Vaire and published
on the 15th of each Month.
While many of are just
idling away or off chasing orcs or elves. This column will
fill you in about the people behind the characters, glimpses into
thier real life adventures and a bit about news, events and trends
in this game we play called MUME.
If you have any events, news
anniversaries, birthdays or anything else you would like everyone
to know mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- After the meeting in Estonia is over, it is wrong to call it
Estonian MUME Meeting. When close to 20 participants from other
countries arrived the happening was more "global"- so
we call it MUME Meeting in Estonia 2004, the hugest, the greatest
of all times! The best overview about the meeting are the pictures,
showing who were there and doing what. We have gathered all those
in one album - HERE!. As the official meeting supposed to be on
the weekend (30.-01. August) it actually lasted over one week!
Short overview from the stories written in our thread section
and edited by players:
Mortal (still played)
TPs (evil races)
Mouser, Jan. 1994
of the Month
*Unofficial data, Still played
defined as played in last 90 days, Ranger of the Month based on
nominations. To submit any data mail email@example.com.
"Sadly the weather wasn't with us and getting up on deck at 5 am I
saw us leaving the blue sky and heading into big black clothes. And
the sight at Tallinn, when we arrived was not fun. Jokes about 'Acid
rain' and mutters about 'The weather was 29 degrees in Sweden' quickly
filled out lips. Trying to get to Kunduk's car was an adventure
in itself, we were all completely soaked.”
Diamonium: “The airplane lands bumping forth and back from
the rocky and sandy airport of Estonia, the wind is strong and
the eagles are circling above to dig deep, whenever the foreigner
touches ground. Dodging the eagles and stomping the worms, two
have finally reached Estonia, what
a sight! On the verge of Mount Doom, the visitors are warmly welcomed
by Reno and Vidomina – but out of nowhere a portal
opens and out steps Kunduk (the evil Orc), casts hold on
the whiteskins and steals the loot (Fero and Shake)
and runs off.
In the evening many MUMErs meet in the center of Old Town, where
the first glances are drawn and beer
is quaffed by dozen. As it gets dark, people start heading for
home, but for Orcs the party has just began. Kunduk feeds
Fero and Shake with fish and vodka, meat and beer,
bread and whisky – the outcome is inevitable.”
Wednesday - 28.08.04
Diamonium: “In the morning Fero makes a personal
record of being sick and having a hangover in a new country, all
within 16 hours.”
Hector: "Me, Vidomina, Fero, Marduk,
Nator and Shake lab abit at my place. Then we go
show foreigners some places around Keila and then Marduk, Shake
and Fero go sightseeing in Tallinn.”
Diamonium: “You could see clouds rolling overhead, as a
speeding car races through the gates of Estonia, gatekeepers screaming,
‘enemy has been sighted’. The leader seems to be Drucano
and can see two characters recoiling themselves, they are Smrtihlav(Luke)
and Ozon! But they meet a warm welcome! As the sun draws
back, dozens of estonians and visitors Fero, Shake,
Luke, Ozon share drinks and dried meat at Kunduk’s
and Marduk’s place.”
Blenda: "The boat there was completely mad and will be
a trip none of us will forget. The sight of us coming out of the
tax free shop, 5 minutes after we got on, with 3 bags full of
alcohol won't be forgotten. Sitting up on the
deck, sun shining, watching the 'Skärgården' slowly go past...
life was good. Obviously things changed a little when Khazdul
had a few too many...
Damn, that was scary! Don't do that again! Winzy was great,
taking care of him, putting fingers where no one else wanted to
put them! When Khazdul was finally under some kind of control
everyone pretty much just crashed down on a chair! Cept me who
found a 30-40ish year old drunk .ee lady in need of assistance!
She couldn't find her cabin so naturally, as the gentleman I am,
I guided her to it. What I didn't expect was a hug, which led
to a kiss, which led to our tongues switching mouths for a good
5-10 seconds. Mildly confused, I walked away but I could hear
her having trouble with they key, so I walked back and opened
the door, only to come face to face with her husband who was lying
in bed, eyes staring straight at me... As soon as the door closed
I was out of there within a shot! Damn scary! I wasn't the only
one to get 'lucky'. Razoor shared a sleeping bag with a
russian girl. I think he was more interested in her hair than
anything else, because whenever I opened my eyes (I was sitting
behind them), I kept seeing her long hair being tossed about.
Obviously it was love at first sight, at least for our young swede!.
Khazdul waking up at 4 am, spent 20 mins looking for us
around the boat when we were sitting 2 metres away from him...
No memory after last night he promptly asked me, 'Did I throw
up yesterday? and did anything bad happen?'. Not to worry him
I said it was all good, trying not to stare at his clothes, which
looked kinda... well... you get the picture."
Thursday - 29.07.04
Hector: "Tallinn is flooded. Damn rain. I finally get to go
home and shave and change clothes. When I get back we meet at Hiiu
Pub. People play pool.
Me and & Blenda vs Feagil & Razoor. We lose."
Diamonium: “Ah the weather is wonderful, dark and rainy – good
day to hunt. As the warlords raise their eyebrows late in afternoon,
quickly finishing some rations a rumour is heard, that there is a
great battle going on at Hiiu
Pub. Before the the task Luke, Ozon, Durcano,
Diamonium and Shadow use whatever alcohol is found in
the fridge and pour it down. Feeling the power, we leave to meet our
old friends and new enemies. The pub shivers, when Kunduk lets
out his warcry. Ling has challenged Kunduk, stating
that she can drink vodka like water. Kunduk buys a litre of
vodka, but before glass is filled Luke intercepts
the cries of Ling and drinks for her. First blood has been
spilled - little does Lukas remember of the aftermath. Diamonium's
Shadow does a good work speaking for the warlord,
he shall live the night.”
Tendor: "Those fuckers were closing. But, whatever. Player
Björn tried to hit on Freyja miserably, but passed out.
Later at Club Hollywood everyone (every .ee*) tried to get into Ling's
pant(ies), but failed."
Diamonium: “I tried to get into Ling’s pant(ies), but
– but the loss is small, Tendor is my new boyfriend.”
Hector: "Me and Reno's gf are first ones on the dancefloor
and get the party started, others follow us quite fast. Lot of drinking
going on as well as dancing and hitting on women (no luck).”
Diamonium: “An estonian bully tried to pick a fight with the
aggressive dancers – he failed miserably. OH! Ling bought me
a drink, but I spilled that on someone.”
Fero: "Top dancers: Shake, Freyja. Top drinkers:
Marduk, Kunduk. I won't forget you sneaking out to striphouse
Hector: "Night ends for me in Freyja's bubblebath
at 4am with my trusty drinking buddy Marduk."
Diamonium: “As all the weak-hearted have left for their sacks
and beds, the uruks me and Nacs keep harassing the swedes in
their flat, until Yellow Eye drives us back east.”
Friday - 30.08.04
Hector: "Me, Fero and Vidomina take a trip to
Estonian highest place. On our way to Pärnu I lead our trusty Lexus
from tarmac to gravel but everything is fine untill we meet this,
but fortunately we got past that washed away road."
Blenda: "The plan was to sleep in a tent (me, Razoor
and Feagil) but as Winzy wanted a cabin, and didn't
have anyone else to share with, we decided it might be better to use
a cabin so we could lock up ourselves at night to avoid the drunk
Devastator: "Me, Hector, Fero and Vidomina
went to Pärnu to visit the really good restaurant of last year - if
we could find it. Hector couldn't wait to log in a dwarf, which
was on the edge of being deleted, so he went into an internet cafe
while the rest went to see a show of two clowns. When Fero
was pulling out his camera one of the clowns took his chance and pulled
us three on the stage and took one Estonian from the visitors. We
had to perform like we were under hypnosis and after that we did some
trick with 4 chairs - anyway that was a really nice introduction to
being in Estonia again, I had a good laugh. We found a restaurant
that I'm sure of I've eaten there last year, at least the food was
very very good. Then we went to the camp and I was surprised to find
so many faces I never met before, against also a ton of people I consider
my foreign friends now. It was some kind of special feeling to see
all the estonian boys and girls I've learnt to know in the past years
Cyber: "Kudos to Liliah for the place. Valgeranna
was a really good choice at least infrastructure wise. It had a STAGE!
That's right boys and girls, a full size stage with live power on
it. This allowed us to set up a party with such an amazing array of
star peformers: Tsort with his really big mouth
and endless supply of jokes as our friday night host (a bit drunk,
but who cares). Sauron, the scarer of the masses, with his
most gruesome black speech. DJ Hector with his amazing drum'n'base
and heavy metal grooves.
DJ Freyja with her startlingly sarcastic old school Punk.
Bjorn unplugged with his awesome vocal performance and much more.
The party was so hot
that even a number of local boys and girls rushed in to get a share
of the fun. The only downside was some dude who came in at 3am and
told us that his kids 300 meters away can't sleep. Too bad I only
had 2x200W with me. Well we did turn it down a little bit, we are
kind and understanding persons after all."
Diamonium: “A little boy ran into the mass of warriors and
casters and spoke in his tiny voice, ‘I am mighty Diamonium
and this is my warsword’,
as he posed with his wooden branch (6ft/10lbs warsword). As the sword
was passed around a Troll was already lying on the ground,
blood gushing from his head.. the warsword had drawn first blood.
An hour later the little boy had to run away with his little branch,
because more and more people started eating smites. The task however
was not easy, because latvian, russian, chezh and an estonian were
all fighting with each other pulling the sword, everyone screaming
in his own language trying to give me the sword, but never realising
they all had the same goal. All this was followed by wonderful evening
and night, best in the whole meeting!”
Blenda: "As you probably all know, Winzy drank to much
so to try and sober up he procceed to drink 2 litres of water... Which
resulted in a very peculiar situation later that night. It's been
told to pretty much everyone at the camp, and it's been written on
ElvenRunes thread so I won't repeat the story but I'll just say that
'Winzy the wall pisser'
will follow you for a long time.”
Saturday - 31.07.04
Hector: "We come up with different things how to waste our
time. Fero goes to public sauna, like 15 of us went to Pärnu's
Bogger takes a dive and almost looses his hearing. Later in
camp people play volleyball and football. Football match is really
special. You dont see 12 guys running around trying to kick the ball
in swamp every day you know."
Diamonium: “Waterpark was awesome, the mob-train was lead by
Ozon who jumped head first to any opening, followed by a dozen
of grown up men (MUMErs) holding eachother by feet. Bogger
had a little accident with pressure and ears, taking a jump from 10
meters, head first to 2m deep pool and coming out alive, what followed
a little Estonian adventure to hospital. There we met a funny she-doctor
who told Bogger, ‘now I’ll but little medicine and my blessing
to your ears. You can drink alcohol, but try to keep away from aggressive
activities (MUME)’. She was cute! Bogger suggested we could
go visit her next day (to thank her of course), but I had a head fracture,
punctured lungs and Bogger had lost both his legs and left
arm, we skipped. End was all happy, Bogger took a lot of painkillers
and was bashing trees whole night.”
Devastator: "After 3 matches of volleyball
I went to play 'shithead'
- a really easy but cute card game."
Hector: "Later on we go partying in local night club again."
Freyja: "The not-so-much-clubbing-persons continued a nice
barbecue evening and another partying on, before and under the stage!"
Sunday - 01.08.04
Diamonium: “Sadness took me, as I woke and saw that people
– I had hoped to spend full sunday playing volley- and other balls.
The weather was excellent again and a lot of us (swedes, chezh and
estonians) spent the day and evening on Pärnu beach, recovering from
the alcohol. In the late evening there was this huge labbing in old
Devastator: "We went to Tallinn airport to drop off some czech's
who wanted to go home and went labbing
some. After that I went with Vidomina to stay at his place
and met his family again. The dog Buffy still didn't
like me that much and it's still hard to avoid getting stuffed to
the top because of a very caring mother running around, asking me
if I want to eat or drink all the time. That day I really felt like
last year again, at home with my foreign friends just doing all kinds
of things we feel like doing."
Monday - 02.08.04
Diamonium: “Most of the swedes were shipped back to home, but
hope remains they come again. We woke late and Shake, Luke,
Durcano, Ozon, Ling, Me, Enforcer,
Liliah spend a wonderful day at the Lohusalu beach.”
Devastator: "Me and Ares went for a biking trip and
we ate kebab
but at least it tasted really good and I had enough to get through
the day. We met at Hector's lab at 16h and had a serious international
playing experience this time, with Luke killing us all in a
fall near Unqalome. Played my troll some but because of crappy month
and being linkrented in OOC I missed most hugefights.”
Hector: "That was really international lab.
2 czech's, 1 swedish gal and boy from netherlands plus of course some
random estonian fellas."
Devastator: "At night we went to drink and I tested if I still
could get meat ready using the good ol' way of BBQ; it tasted really
Tuesday - 03.08.04
Freyja: "At the evening me, Ares and Marduk took
our bikes and went to Vidomina's place on the Wire street.
There was a barbecue
party with a lot of mosquitoes and sweet hobbit meat. The Czechpack,
Ling, Devastator were still there."
Diamonium: “The saunaparty
rocked! Had lot's of fun and flat tire and at 3am I got my first online
experience changing the tire with Shake (shaky), he knew what
he was doing.”
Wednesday - 04.08.04
Diamonium: “Durcano did excellent sightseeing trip to
Thursday - 05.08.04
Diamonium: “Ling went shopping with Ares! After
lunch we met with Kunduk and a huge pack of fishermen: Devastator,
Shake, Durcano, Luke and me drove to the lake
Peipsi, where Kunduk’s parents live. We left the shore with
3 boats, the snaga fishermen in larger safer boats and me and Dev0
with rubberboat. I taught Dev0 to fish! Devastator was actually
so lucky he got 3kg pike, what almost pulled him underwater, only
my strong arms rescued him from that fate. The other boats were even
luckier, pulling out fish that were like not living in that lake (well
hard to catch even) and after that a wonderful bath in warm lake.
Also Durcano and Dev0 splattered mud over each other, I really
didn’t inquire about that. Driving home was also fun as hell, we finished
the bottoms of Lukes homemade draught(55+) and were very merry.
All this had to suffer our dear Dev0 trying to drive the car.”
is a rumour that International MUME meeting 2005 will be in Czech
is wonderful also in the other side of the earth. While mumers
where having party in Estonia, player Aschit and his wife
were having another baby. Aschit is famous by posting the real
life logs - check it out, the last log
of the birth. If you havn't never experienced it, it gives
you a quite realistic thrill!
the real life is calling some of us back to the duties, Freyja
is quiting her work with Palantiri Page. The stone of visions
has been blurry and she is getting in a dearth of time - with
her job and mastering her degree in Informatics (How to design
and create interactive learning systems). But she is willing to
remain as the .ee reporter of the happenings in Estonia.
Update: No official news about the game changes on mume.pvv.org.
Ainus now keep editing the 'little features' but without a warning.
Update: Lowyn Aradan the last Rider of Calenardhon
has reached two levels to 86.
17. August - Androg, 19. August - Ithilorn and Elemmire,
20. August - Alexander the Great, Vaire's son, 21. August-
Fëagil, 22. August- Harmony, 26. August- Drugar,
27. August- Irikan, 28. August- Ghostly, 29. August-
Galion, 31. August- Rael, 15. September - Alkar