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Test of Tactics Ownage and *the Kick* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sunday, October 29, 2000 --  tigole image

On the Test Server, the Nameless Team -- consisting of Legacy of Steel's very own Tenaj, Ariel, Arlos, Vertulias, Magosian and Barnabuss the wonder Dorf -- won everything there was to win today.


Wow, who woulda guessed Vert is a Troll. . .

Surprisingly to some (although not us) a certain smack-talking team ended up keeping Da Mouth rather shut after getting owned by the Nameless Finest.  We wish our Pride and Joy the best of luck for tomorrow.

The Kick 

Now, I'd like to take an opportunity to relate a Halfling Interest Story. . .Normally, I try to keep these pages focused on the triumphs of a certain guild of War-Mongers, conquering Norrath from Paineel to the Emerald Jungle.  But every now and then, the story of one can be used to illustrate the cohesiveness and dominance of friendship through arms.

When we last left the Halfling Hero of this Story, let's call him. . . oh. . . um. . . Tigole Bitties. . .he was hard at work with the Minstrel Jangos and the Mighty Barbarian Leick in Mistmoore Castle.  The unlikely threesome was not after Treasure, they simply wanted to shed the blood of those who the Ring of Scale opposed.  You see, this Trio was in the business of Dragon-slaying.  Perhaps this picture from yesterday will refresh your memory of what Jangos, Leick and Tig did to right themselves in the eyes of the Ring:

Questing for Faction

When the three went their seperate ways for the night, they went to bed resting easy, knowing that they had fixed their standing with the Fiery Denizens that plagued the Land.

But then Tig went for a little stroll in the Emerald Jungle.  He had heard that there was a Dragon running loose. But Emerald Jungle, while a long and harrowed journey from Rivervale, was a relatively safe place for a Halfling who had spent some hard time righting himself in the eyes of the ring of Scale.  Everything was looking his way. . .He picked some wild flowers to give to his love, Umberlee.  He laughed as he passed the quiet young couple known as Tenaj and Winkin.  No, he told them, I don't know what this HGS is you two seek so openly.

Tigole returned to his journey, sneaking a bit more cautiously after meeting the *odd* fellows.  And then. . .out of no where. . .he got. . . kicked.


Well, anyone who knows the Halfling, knows that he doesn't take a kick to the rump in stride.  If there was one thing Tig could always count on, it was his friends.  "Kicked!?" they declared, when brought the odd news. "No, no no."  With upmost haste, the guild of friends assembled in the Emerald Jungle.  "Try that kick again," they said.  Only this time, Severilous found himself on the wrong end of the boot.

Severilous strikes a pose

Upon the stinking, dead carcass of the dragon they found some interesting loot.  Keke Dabadoo, Troll Warrior, found a Red and a Green Dragon scale. . .two items he had been questing for as they were rumored to be needed for a long and epic sword quest.  Demius the Dorf found a Treasure Hunters Satchel which greatly reduced the weight of his possessions.  Some other interesting items were found:


It's got a beat but you can't dance to it

Dragon Bracelet

This last item the adventurers let Tigole keep as a reminder of his Kick.  It was a special item to the Halfling since those of his race could not normally wear items of this sort.  I wish I could report a happy ending to this story, but unfortunately Tigole was killed shortly after this event by the infamous Cliff Monster of Emerald Jungle.  The Princess Umberlee was left Widowedand Heartbroken.  I guess since there needs to be a happy ending to this tale, we'll end this as a "Fairy" tale,  with Winkin and Tenaj, who did ultimately find what they were questing for -- HGS -- and trust me, this ending was a "happy" one.