Guild Business

Guild Structure and Rules

Here you can find all the documents about the Guild of Messengers, its structure and rules.

About the GoMe

The Guild of Messengers

 ("GoM" or "GoMe") is a news community of Myst Online: Uru Live. Historically, the Guild of Messengers was one of several Guild systems that formed the backbone of D'ni society. The Guild was responsible for facilitating communication and the accessibility of news in the multi-age culture of D'ni. With the collapse of D'ni, the Guild systems were lost; they, along with the cavern, are only now being restored. The Guild is a collection of modern explorers and explorer groups interested in resurrecting this ancient tradition. Members come from many countries and backgrounds, and the only requirement for membership is a desire to serve the community through messaging.

Goals

  • To continue the work of the historical Guild: news and communication for the cavern and being recognised by the Community as an important way to get informations spread in the Cavern.

Mission

  • To support a corps of volunteer journalists disseminating information within the Myst/Uru community.

Motto

  • "See a need, fill a need."

What is the structure of the GoMe?

  GoMe Logo Council of Guild Masters

The GoMe Council consists of a team of two Masters elected by all the Guild Members. The Guild Masters are considered at the same level, and they are free to organize their work among themselves, each keeping track of certain branches of the Guild.

Current Guild Masters:

  • Korov'ev
  • Doobes

Overview:

The role of the Guild Master or Guild Mistress is to provide enthusiasm and direction for the Guild. The wise leader will listen to the members of the group, will keep abreast of developments within and without the guild to identify the best course for the group, and will work to mediate when disagreements arise (stay neutral whenever possible).
The most important concept behind the Guild Council is that they act only as coordinators and focal points for the Guild Members and the outsite community. All the final decisions are made by the whole Guild, discussing on the Guild Forums or during the montly Meetings, only decisions of little entity can be made by the Guild Council alone.
Guild Masters are responsible for keeping track of all the activities of the Guild, organizing the guild members when it is needed (deciding dates for the Guild Meetings, preparing the agenda for the meetings, ecc), to keep other members of the Guild aware of the work done
They also act as the "face" of the Guild to the public, representing the Guild in all the Public events or appointing other Messengers if they cannot be present.

Examples of Responsibility:

  • If the Guild Master or Mistress cannot attend a Guild meeting or will be away for a time, he or she shall delegate responsibility to another member of the Guild.
  • A Guild Master shall assist or delegate responsibilities for another member of the Guild when that member asks for assistance
  • A Guild Master shall proactively seek out any type of information sought by members of the Guild.

The council will collectively determine when to hold Guild meetings. In general, any and all community members are welcome to join in Guild of Messengers meetings and contribute.

GoMe Recruiter - Personnel Manager

Another important figure in the Guild is the Personnel Manager.
The Personnel Manager is responsible for recruiting new members for the Guild when needed and follow them in their introduction process in the Guild Projects and Affairs. The philosophy of the Guild about new members is finding them with a job already in mind (Cavern Crier, Newspaper Team, ecc), this helps their introduction into the group and is a good way for not having a Guild full of inactive members.

The personnel manager must be someone with a good experience in the Guild, who knows what's going on and already knows the other Messengers. He works closely with the Guild Council, when this job is not filled by the Guild Council itself.

Current Personnel Manager:

  • None

Election Process Rules

When one of the conditions for GMs election is met (see the document about the Structure of the Guild) the Guild prepares to elect two new Guild Masters.

The process of the election of the Guild Masters in the Guild of Messengers is divided in two steps:

  1. Nominations: during this phase there is the discovery of the candidates to the elections. Any Messenger can be a candidate, no matter how long he has been in the Guild or how many things he has done. The nominations are done publicly (usually on a thread on our public sections), and every Messenger can nominate as many Messengers as he wants (including himself). The length of the Nomination period is decided when the process starts, but usually is 1 week.
    A Messenger becomes a valid candidate for the elections when he collects at least one nomination from someone else and one nomination from himself (the order doesn't count).
  2. Vote: Once the candidates are found the voting process can begin. The exact method used for voting is not fixed by this document, but in the past the Guild of Messengers have always used emails. One trusted external Explorer is selected to be the "Vote Collector" and all the Messengers send him an email containing their vote. At the end of the vote period (one week usually) the Vote Collector gives the results.
    Each Messenger can vote for only one candidate, and the two candidates that get the higher number of votes are elected Guild Masters of the Guild of Messengers.
    In case there are only two candidates the Voting phase is useless and they are automatically elected Guild Masters.

We know that someone could think that the nomination part may be too complex, but there are clear reasons because this was proposed:

  • The requirement for the potential candidate to nominate himself is for making sure he accepts the nominations others have proposed for him. Potential candidates can nominate themselves before anyone has first nominated them to tell the Guild that they think they have the abilities to be a GM.
  • The requirement to have at least one nomination from another Messenger is for making sure the potential candidates are wanted by at least one other Messenger. This is also a loose security measure in the (not rare) case that at the end of the Nomination phase there are only two candidates.

What Services does the GoMe provide?

This page is outdated: please refer to the GoMe Coordinator Document

Service/Project Managers

“See a Need; Fill a Need” – the GoMe’s main objective is to provide support to its affiliates, and to “fill in the blanks” as needed.

Cavern Post Magazine (On Haitus)

Editor-in-Chief: Lunanne
Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Newspaper. Final approval for all articles.

Editors: N/A
Oversees article assignments and due dates. Gives approval for articles and assignments. Edits articles as needed.

Reporters: N/A
Searches for news stories; with approval from an Editor, writes story and prepares it for publication.

Columnists: N/A
Prepares recurring articles.

Copywriter: N/A
Assists with writing articles, provides small filler pieces. Verifies facts if necessary.

Layout Artist: N/A
Determines how to arrange articles for best fit, while maintaining article priorities.

Assemblers: Polgara
Puts final copy of Newspaper together, ensuring articles and graphics fit within specifications and look professional and easy to read.

Photographer: N/A
Provides pictures for features and articles.

Graphic Artist: N/A
Provides logos, headers, etc.

Proofreader: N/A
Checks spelling, grammar.

Translators:
Translates paper to various languages.

Distributor: N/A
Sends paper out via email, posts announcements on various forums

Cavern Criers

CC Leader: Nev'yn

Recently, with the new opening of the Cavern in 2010, the Guild of Messengers has taken upon its shoulders the Cavern Criers group, bringing it back to life.

The Cavern Criers are the only In Cavern branch of the GoMe. Their job is distributing informative KImails and KIpics in the public areas of the Cavern. The Cavern Criers Materials are not only composed by Guild-made KImails, on the contrary the major part of their material should be composed by KImails of KIpics coming from the groups in the Cavern that want to spread their news or thoughts or want to get more exposure in the Cavern.

Rel.to Directory

Moderators: Tai'lahr, Leonardo

Rel.to is a Project of the Guild of Messengers. It is hosted externally of the Guild of Messengers website and is maintained by a different Website Team.

Rel.to is a portal for the community, it aims to be a central reference website for categorizing the many Myst related websites spread all over the Internet and being a sort of URL-shortener for Myst websites.

With its easy to remember short name (for Uru players at least) it is perfect for finding a website in the big forest of the Myst Websites, which may not always have easy names or URLs to remember.

What are GoMe Affiliates?

Affiliate Organizations & Contacts

 

CCN LogoCavern Communications Network (CCN) - Veralun

TCT LogoThe Cavern Today (TCT) - Anthony (TCT Podcast producer)

What is the relationship between the GoMe and its Affiliates?

In some respects, the GoMe acts as a news wire service, not dissimilar to Reuters or the Associated Press on the surface. The GoMe accumulates news from a variety of sources, and is also a central contact point for anyone wishing to ‘get the word out’ about an event or newsworthy item. Affiliates, like anyone else, can use GoMe releases in their own productions. In some cases, if we receive news that we don’t, for whatever reason, publish immediately, we may still pass this on to our affiliates.

However, most importantly, we provide a central point of communication between all of our affiliates, and are also able to provide support to them. This support may include advertising and public awareness schemes enacted on their behalf and provision of contacts for various community figures. We can also provide some web space if necessary.

The GoMe exercises no creative control over its affiliates. They are still largely independent. While we do appreciate it if they indicate in some way that they are affiliates of the Guild, perhaps on their websites or on other publications, we otherwise don’t require anything else from our affiliates. The relationship between the Guild and its affiliates is therefore largely open and free, rather than authoritative.

Cavern Communications Network (CCN):       

Cavern Communications Network is a media organization that has been in operation since 2003. The program material began with the audio podcast, but quickly branched out in to video. Programs have included The Cavern Players machinema programs, the vidcast CavernCast that covers monthly episodes, documentaries, and the Spotlight on the Community - coverage of explorer- and Cavern-related events and creations.

CCN is a collaborative organization, who’s talented and versatile members specialize in teamwork. Cooperation is the key, learning is the foundation, and these elements CCN team members are proud to bring with them into their affiliation with the Guild of Messengers. CCN members see this as a mutually beneficial relationship that will strengthen each organization as well as the community as a whole.

The Cavern Today: 

The Cavern Today, known as TCT for short, was originally a simple podcast, designed to fill in the time after the original demise of Uru Live with news and variety segments.

Now, however, TCT has grown beyond simply the podcast and has become something of an umbrella name for the organization that includes The Cavern Today podcast, the TCT Extra (designed for rapid news dissemination to the cavern), and The Archiver (a web magazine, the visual medium of TCT).

These three projects all fulfill a variety of functions, such as news distribution (particularly concerning important in-cavern events), entertainment and variety - as well as interviews with explorers, story characters and Cyanists. Thanks to the large number of dedicated volunteer contributors across all 3 projects and from all over the world, TCT has been able to, and will continue to be able to, distribute audio and visual news and entertainment "Around the World and Across the Ages."

What are the Cavern Criers?

Updated: May 07th, 2013

The Cavern Criers are stationed in-cavern to call out upcoming events, news updates, and to distribute informational ki-mails to explorers. Assistance will be provided to new explorers as individual Criers have time available. Please contact Nev'yn for more information.

Current & Future Projects:

  • Deliver ki-mail "postal service" of news and events to interested explorers within the cavern.
  • Recruit more Criers to supply extra help with events, including planning and organizational help.
  • Provide assistance to new explorers without unduly duplicating services provided by other guilds and groups. 

Cavern Criers: KI Time Conversion Chart

Updated: 11/06/2015

To arrive at the times listed below, I am currently using the "World Clock Meeting Planner": http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html

These are the cities utilized to produce this chart, so you can duplicate my results if you wish: Ki-time/(Alburquique, New Mexico), U.S. Pacific/(Seattle, Washington), U.S. Eastern/(New York City, New York), Central Europe/(Rome, Italy), Eastern Russia/(Moscow, Russia). Please contact me with any questions or concern you may have about this chart. I will attempt to keep it updated to the best of my abilities and/or my time permits. 

(Nevyn's Note: Many thanks are deserved to Alien of the Guild of Sleepers for causing me to initate this project. The original chart can be found here: http://62.176.105.9/guildofsleepers/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=64)

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Cavern Criers: KI Mails

Here you can find the KImails the Cavern Criers distribute in the Cavern. This is used as a backup archive in case any KImail gets edited.

 

KI Mail: Cavern Criers - Ki Mails Distributed

A. Recurring Cavern Events: A list of upcoming events happening in the cavern.

B. Special Edition: These are special "features" about events and news within the cavern.

C. Guild of Messengers Info: A short essay explaining GoMe and what it does within the URU/Myst Community, plus a listing of open jobs within the guild.
     * About the GoMe
     * Open Jobs in the Guild

D. D'ni History & Language: 2 KI pictures to learn D'ni numbers and language, plus a list of useful D'ni phrases.
     * DLF Handouts
     * Common Useful D'ni Phrases

E. Special Topics: Handy information about Cyan Worlds, the CAVCON Meter, and how to cope with problem explorers.
     * About Cyan Worlds
     * CAVCON Meter
     * Handling Problem Explorers

F. Community Projects: Group projects of interest to the entire Uru/Myst Community
     * URU Localization Project / (GULP): Tear down Language barriers!

G. KI Device: Useful information of how to use the KI, plus Emotes and other helpful commands.
     * Basic Info
     * Control Window
     * Action Commands & Emotes
     * Gestures & Other KI Commands

| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ |

KI Mail: Cavern Criers - Ki Mails Distributed

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NOTE: Please, do not alter any of the Ki Mails distributed by the Cavern Criers. Deleting or replacing text changes the copy of EVERYONE. Thank you :-)

Select the letter(s) of the KI Mails that you'd like to receive and then tell it to your friendly Cavern Crier. If none are available, you can send a KI Mail to GoMe_Nevyn! (KI# 14883206) or GoMe_Leonardo (KI # 2513342).

A. Recurring Cavern Events: A list of upcoming events happening in the cavern.

B. Special Edition: These are special "features" about events and news within the cavern.

C. Guild of Messengers Info: A short essay explaining GoMe and what it does within the URU/Myst Community, plus a listing of open jobs within the guild.

     * About the GoMe

     * Open Jobs in the Guild

D. D'ni History & Language: 2 KI pictures to learn D'ni numbers and language, plus a list of useful D'ni phrases.

     * DLF Handouts

     * Common Useful D'ni Phrases

E. Special Topics: Handy information about Cyan Worlds, the CAVCON Meter, and how to cope with problem explorers.

     * About Cyan Worlds

     * CAVCON Meter

     * Handling Problem Explorers

F. Community Projects: Group projects of interest to the entire Uru/Myst Community

     * URU Localization Project / (GULP): Tear down Language barriers!

G. KI Device: Useful information of how to use the KI, plus Emotes and other helpful commands.

     * Basic Info

     * Control Window

     * Action Commands & Emotes

     * Gestures & Other KI Commands

If you would also like us to distribute your KI Mails or to submit news, please contact us on our website, or send a message to a GoMe avatar listed above. You are welcome to share any KI Mails received with your friends, but please don't edit them.

| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI Mail: Recurring Cavern Events

Last Edited: January 12th, 2012
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First Saturday of each month:
All Guilds Meeting in Kirel. Meet representatives
of the Guilds and groups there! Meeting at 13:00
General chat in Kirel at 12:00

Sunday:
Delin/Tsogal Run at 11:00, gather at Tokotah Alley
Heritage Night at 12:00 in the Heritage Night Hood
Meeting Place Fun Day at 13:00 in the Meeting Place
Bevin.

Monday:
Amber Horizons gathering at 19:00 in the AH Hood

Thursday:
Continuous Cavern City Party at 17:30 in the City Plaza

Every other Friday:
D'ni Cocktail Party at 15:00 in Karaoke Party Bevin
"Sanctum" at 20:00 in D'ni Musicological Research Hood

Saturday:
Delin/Tsogal run at 11:00 - gather at Tokotah Alley
Music in the DMR at 18:00 in D'ni Musicological Research Hood (*Starts Jan 21st*)
Tsahno's Bevin Story Night at 22:00 in Tsahno's Bevin.
Karaoke Party at various times in the Karaoke Party Bevin.  (See http://rel.to/karaoke)
 
All events listed are in KI Time

SAVE this message. GoMe will update it as they learn about more events.

For more information on In-Cavern Events visit
http://rel.to/calendar

Please, don't edit this KImail. If you want to add an event send a message to GoMe_Nevyn! (KI# 14883206) or GoMe_Leonardo (KI# 2513342) . You can also add it to our Calendar on the website. (No registration is required!)

| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

INACTIVE EVENTS (do not include this part in KImail - for reminder only):

Sunday:
Guild of Healers Meditation, 12PM, Guild of Healers' Eder Delin [currently held in Second Life]

Tuesday:
Cavern Book Club, 2PM, Cavern Book Club Bevin [suspended]

KI Mail: Special Edition (Active)

KI Mail: Guild of Messengers Info

KI Mail: About the GoMe

About the GoMe

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The Guild of Messengers is a fan organization covering communication streams in the Myst Community (both in game and on the Internet) as stated in the flyer you
can find in Kirel.  The Guild, just like any other (except the Guild of Greeters), is not officially recognized by Cyan Worlds, although sometimes they use our services.

The services the Guild of Messengers (GoMe) currently provide are mostly related to News and Events: we spread news in the Cavern through the Cavern Criers and on the Internet through our website at http://www.guildofmessengers.com/.  We also have presences on Facebook (http://rel.to/gome_fb) and Twitter (http://rel.to/gome_t) to serve and promote the community.

You may notice the last two URLs use rel.to, an external project of the GoMe. It is a directory categorizing Myst and Uru websites on the Internet. The directory provides a short forwarding URL for every listing, so it is quite useful in cavern and on services like Twitter.  To learn more visit http://rel.to/.

The Guild of Messengers is proud to be affiliated with these groups:

The Cavern Today (http://rel.to/tct) and the Cavern Communications Network (http://rel.to/ccn) are both groups specializing in media production like podcasts, videocasts, newspapers, etc.

The Guild of Messengers is open to everyone that wants to get involved in this wonderful Myst Community and is always looking for new members and projects. Request the Open Jobs at GoMe KImail from your friendly Cavern Crier to learn about the Positions that need to be filled in the Guild. But don't be shy if you have an idea for new Jobs or Projects!

-The Guild of Messengers, serving the community.

KI Mail: Open Jobs in the Guild of Messengers

This is a summary of the positions available in the Guild. If you are interested in one of them come to the Guild Forums: http://rel.to/gomeforum

Messaging: Writers, reporters, interviewers: we need many people writing about everything of Myst and Uru!!

Website / Forum:
* News translator: Being bilingual is necessary.
* Liaisons (Be the link between both groups and share public information both ways)
 - Guild of Archivers Liaison
 - Second Life Liaison
 - Groups Liaisons: Any non-main 5 guilds or groups.
 - Communities Liaisons: Connect the GoMe with language-specific communities    (French, Czech, German, etc) or forum communities (UruObsession for example)

Magazine staff:
The GoMe semi-regularly publishes its magazine 'The Cavern Post'. The positions needed for it are:
* Assembler: assembling the various articles in a nice layout. (we use Scribus as software)
* Proofreader: makes sure there are little to no typos or grammar errors in the articles.
-* Interviewers/Reporters: they are the ones who write the articles, the very core of the newspaper

In-Cavern (VERY IMPORTANT)
* Cavern Criers: Distribute Ki Mails.

Satellite Communities:
* Second Life Field Reporters: Informs the GoMe of Events or News happening in Second Life.

If you would like to join us but do not see yourself in one of these positions, we'll figure out something based on your interests. ;)

~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI Mail: Video Project Recruitment Campaign!

Mar 19th, 2012;  Special Project (Submited by Leonardo):

Shorah explorers! The Guild of Messengers is trying to start a new project. We would like to take our news to a video format; such as making some short News-Video talking about recent events and news.

We have never had a project that went beyond written words, so now we are looking for explorers with some experience, (Or with no experience but willing to learn things, about creating/editing videos, recording in the cavern, and everything involved with producing a Video News program. So, we need your help to create our Video News Team!

If you are curious, come join us on our website, and let us know you are interested by posting in our forums! We look forward to seeing you soon!!!

| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI Mail: D'ni History & Language

DLF Handouts

 

 

Pictures aren't Guild made, credit for creating them goes to Ian Watson

KI Mail: Useful Common D'ni Phrases

Shorah. - Hello/Goodbye (Informal) ; Peace (Formal)

Shorah b'shemtee. - Peace be with you.

Yahr rahm. - Good day.

Thoeh kehnehm? - How are you?

Kehn ahgo. - I am well.

Kehn zihth. - I am low.

Chehv shehm. - Thank you.

Me'hoor. - You're welcome.

Source: Rechoortahn D'nee, by Domahreh
http://linguists.bahro.com/

| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI Mail: Special Topics

KI Mail: About Cyan Worlds

    In 1987, brothers Rand Miller and Robyn Miller formed Cyan, Inc., and created several titles of a new kind of computer game. Their products took a direction unique in the gaming world: non-intimidating, whimsical worlds for children to explore. Cyan received innumerable awards, including “Best New Use of a Computer” from the Software Publishers Association in 1989.
     In 1991, Cyan began work on MYST, a project that would become a phenomenon, catapulting computer entertainment into popular culture. The goal was to bring Cyan's formula for building immersive, richly interactive worlds to the mainstream audience. They built a new vision from scratch, a world that took advantage of everything CD-ROM had to offer.
    And now the journey continues with Myst Online: Uru Live. Cyan has created a world unlike anything previously possible... a world that never has to end. No longer bound by the physical limitations of a CD or single computer, Cyan Worlds has combined an unmatched legacy of photo-realistic environments and interactive story with new, proprietary real-time 3D technology that will carry the worlds of Myst into the future.

Cyan Website: www.cyanworlds.com

| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI Mail: CAVCON Meter: What is CAVCON?

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Shorah, explorers!

As you know, when Cyan re-opened the Cavern a year-and-a-half ago, they invited us all to contribute the money needed to keep the servers up in the form of donations through Paypal. They created a meter to let us know about the conditions of the donations, called CAVCON. The CAVCON is based on 5 levels, similar to the DEFCON meter in USA

CAVCON 5: This is the best level, the donations are covering all the expenses for the servers and there are a couple of months of expenses for MOULa in the reserve fund. Updates to the MOULa servers are possible.

CAVCON 4: The donations are covering the expenses for MOULa and thy are a bit more , so Cyan is building a reserve fund for worst times and it is possible to have some little updates to the servers, taken mainly from the development made by the fans with the Open Source project.

CAVCON 3: The donations are covering the expenses for MOULa. But they are not enough for building a reserve fund. No updates possible for MOULa at this time.

CAVCON 2: The donations are not covering the expenses for MOULa, but Cyan is keeping it alive with the Reserve Fund built previously

CAVCON 1: The donations are not covering the expenses for MOULa and the reserve fund is empty! This is a Bad Thing (tm)

~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI Mail: Handling Problem Explorers/"Griefers"

What to do when I run into troublesome explorers in the Cavern?

1. Most of you know the ignore tool. By adding an explorer to the Ignore list in the KI, his/her text is blocked from view and voice chat is silenced. This may be enough to cause the troublemaker to lose interest.

2. Submit a ticket at http://support.cyanworlds.com/ with the nature of the offensive behavior or alternatively by email to support@cyan.com. The Cyan Support team is very much alive and active. Although they are not available 24/7 they do take care of everything that comes in to support.

3. If multiple people witness this bad behavior, they should all make a report.

4. When making reports on griefer issues for yourself or on behalf of others, please include the following information:
   * Offending avatar's name (at minimum)
   * KI # (if available)
   * Chatlogs (if available)
   * Information about the offending behavior

5. Chat logs are important! Please get one (if possible) and copy it to a safe place to attach your ticket. You can start recording a chatlog by typing /startlog and end by typing /stoplog. The log will be saved in your "Documents\Uru Live\Log" (Vista, Windows 7) or "My Documents\Uru Live\Log" (Windows XP) folder.

Note: Cyan has a Zero tolerance policy when it comes to any type of sexual harassment and associated lewd behavior - this will get a player banned on the first report. If you know of someone who has been subjected to this behavior, please encourage them submit this information directly to Cyan.

| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI Mail: Community Projects

KI Mail: URU Localization Project / (GULP)

Our goal is to translate the content & interface of Myst Online: URU Live into as many language as possible. One day we hope to release language packs so those who don't speak English can fully enjoy the experience of being in D'ni. Language packs also be released for the offline version of URU.

Every day we see an increasing number of visitors to the cavern from other countries who speak little or no English. With each language into which URU is translated, new worlds open for new players. Not only will the URU community grow, but it will be enriched by the diverse cultures participating.

Cyan Worlds is aware of this project a representative called it "very interesting & something that is needed".

Please check out the site & use the Guest access link to look inside & see how it works.

But, we need your help! Even if translating isn't your thing - you can still help by reviewing the translations submitted by others & voting for those that meet expectations. Please join us! http://rel.to/ulp
 
(And please pass this to your bilingual friends!)

|~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI Mail: KI Device

KI Mail: KI Basic Info

The KI (usually pronounced "key") is a small electronic device, worn on the hand. The ancient D'ni used these devices for communication and data storage. (Their version of a mobile phone and PDA.) In Uru Live, the KI is used for all sorts of tasks: chatting with other players, seeing who is in the same Age as you, taking photographs, managing buddy lists, choosing who can visit your private Ages, and sometimes, a flashlight.

Not all controls on the "Big Ki" control disk are functional yet. Currently, only the following buttons work:
 * Top right button: Open the full KI overlay display. Same as F2.
 * Middle right button: Mute or unmute volume.
 * Lower right button: Indicator light (not really a button) which shows whether you have one person or a group selected for chat.
 * Bottom center tiny button: On/Off button for "Big KI" control disk. (Use F2 to show again.)
 * Book button in center: Create a journal entry, and file it in the current age folder. Same as F6.
 * Eye button above book: Take a photograph, and file it in the current age folder. Same as F5.

To verify that your KI is working, press the F2 key; or move your mouse to the bottom edge of your screen, on the left, and click the "small KI" disk button. A large circular "Big KI" control disk should appear in the upper left of your screen. Hit F2 again (or click the top-right button on the control disk) and you should get a full-screen "overlay" with the KI interface. Hit F2 a third time (or press the top-right button again) to close the overlay interface.

A handy diagram of the "Big KI" control disk, plus walkthroughs, spoilers, and other information, can be found at the Guild of Greeters website: www.guildofgreeters.com

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KI Mail: KI Control Window/(Overlay Screen)

The KI overlay screen is divided into several panels (not counting the "Big KI" control disk, and the list of players which appears below the disk): 
 * The top right corner shows what Age you are in, and the current Ki-time within the cavern. (MST/New Mexico time.)
 * The bottom line shows your name, your KI number, and the Neighborhood which is your home Bevin.
 * The left column begins with the selection box. This holds the name of the person you have most recently clicked on.

Below this box are three icons. I will refer to these as Files (the trapezoidal grid); People (a stylized person with outstretched arms); and Controls (two gears). Depending on which icon is selected, you'll see a list of various control options, (If this list is long, you can scroll it with the arrows at the bottom.) The right is a panel which can display further information, as appropriate

1. Files icon: This brings up a list of folders, one for each Age you have visited. There is also a folder called "Incoming". Each folder can contain journal entries and photographs you have taken. The "Incoming" folder contains messages from the DRC/(Cyan) plus your fellow explorers. 

2. People icon: This brings up a list of five folders; "Age Players", "Buddies", "Neighbors", "Recent", "Ignore List". Below these are a list of visitor lists, one for each of your private Ages. Select a folder or visitor list to view its contents.
      * Age Players: All the people in the same Age (or Neighborhood) as you.
      * Buddies: Individuals you have added to your buddy list.
      * Neighbors: People who share the same home Neighborhood as you.
      * Recent: Explorers who have recently spoken to you.
      * Ignore List: Individuals you have added to your ignore list.
      Note: The visitor lists show which people have permission to visit each of your private Ages.

 3. Controls icon:This brings up an option labelled "KI Controls", followed by settings for your home Neighborhood. "KI Controls" contains a slider which controls the chat message font size. A second slider controls how long chat messages remain visible before they fade out. (Move this all the way right if you don't want them to fade out at all.) There is also a privacy control, which prevents random strangers from sending you messages or KI mail.

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KI Mail: Gestures & Other KI Commands)

Gestures:
<CTRL> + 1 - Wave
<CTRL> + 2 - Laugh
<CTRL> + 3 - Clap
<CTRL> + 4 - Dance
<CTRL> + 5 - Chat Gesture
<CTRL> + 6  Sneeze
<CTRL> + 7  Sit

/buddies <message>
/clearchat
/neighbors <message>
/p <Username> <message>
/reply <message>
/shout <message>
/startlog
/stoplog

/createmarkerfolder

/addbuddy <username> or <KI#>
/ignore <Username>  or <KI#>
/removebuddy <username> or <KI#>
/unignore <username> or <ki#>

Jalak
/savecolumns <name>
/loadcolumns <name>

KI Mail: KI Action Commands & Emotes

/me <message>  /flitch                  /tapfoot
/afk         /groan                 /taunt
/amazed                   /askquestion       /kneel                
/thanks     /beckonbig    /laugh                
/thumbsdown          /beckonsmall      /leanleft             
/thumbsdown2         /blowkiss             /leanright          
/thumbsup              /bow                    /loll  
/thumbsup2             /callme                /lookaround       
/thx                         /cheer                  /no             
/wave                      /clap                    /okay            
/wavelow               /cower                  /overhere            
/winded                  /crazy                   /peer                     /yawn                     /cringe                  /point                 
/yes                        /crossarms             /rotfl                    
/cry                         /salute                /winded
/dance                    /scratchhead       /yes
/doh                       /sneeze       
/dontknow              /stop              
/dunno                    /talkhand

KI Mail: Archived (Inactive and/or Reference Only)

KI Mail: "Memories Of The Cavern"/(Anniversary Festival)

January 17, 2012; Special Event (Submitted by Nev'yn):
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NOTE: Please, do not alter any of part of this KI-mail. Deleting or replacing text changes the copy of EVERYONE. Thank you :-)

Shorah fellow explorers and all cavern-dwellers!
I am excited to announce a special week to celebrate our return to the cavern! We are now entering our third year of MOULa!!! In honor of this achievement, any interested parties are asked to submit additional events via the MOULa forums within a special thread created by Tai'lahr. One may also sponsor an event by sending a KI Mail to GoMe_Nevyn! (KI# 14883206).

"MEMORIES OF THE CAVERN"
Master Schedule of Events:
[Feb. 4th-11th; All times listed in KI-time.]

Saturday, Feb 4th:
10:00 - Pre-Ceremony Broadcast on Radio KGOH begins.
11:00 - Watchers Pub: GoH Opening Ceremony, "A Fall through the Chasm." 
13:00 - Kirel: All Guilds Meeting
14:30 - Watcher's Pub: Ktahdn will broadcast "Music For & By Explorers."
18:00 - D'ni Musicological Research Hood: Concert

Sunday, Feb 5th:
14:00 - Guild of Healers' Eder Delin: Compassion & Caring Assembly
17:00 - D'ni Musicological Research Hood: Concert

Monday, Feb 6th:
14:30 - OpenURU.org Hood: "Something"

Tuesday, Feb 7th:
 19:00 - OpenUru.org Hood: "Music for Exploring Worlds" hosted by Marten.

Wednesday, Feb 8th:
14:00 - Heritage Night's Hood: Reopening Special

Thursday, Feb 9th:
14:00 - D'ni Musicological Research Hood: the Adi*tional Celebration Party

Friday, Feb 10th:
19:00 - Greeters Pub: Significa! The Greeters Quiz Show! Hosted by Jonathan Myer

Saturday, Feb 11th:
11:00 - Kirel: GoH Closing Ceremony, "Welcome Home!"

13:00-22:00 - D'ni Musicological Research Hood: Closing Ceremony Afterparty

Sunday, Feb 12th:
10:00 - OpenURU.org Hood: Encore Presentation of Marten's "Music for Exploring Worlds"

Please check back often! This schedule will be updated.It is asked all "event sponsors" begin and end their events with reminder about the Cavcon level and a request for donations to Cyan. Let us give thanks for the Cavern's reopening and raise the meter back to Cavcon 4 and beyond!
D'ni Location: All around the Cavern
Date of the events: February 4th-11th
| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI Mail: "Pod Party"/(Gehn Shard Event)

March 19th, 2012; Special Event (Submitted by Branan):



The Gehn Shard admins are happy to announce another party! the "Pod Party" will be held on Saturday, March 31st at13:00 Moula KI Time. (Noon PDT, 3pm EDT, 8pm BST, 9pm CET, 11pm MSK ) If you are a new Gehn player, you should arrive early so you have time to collect your KI. Once you log in, send a PM with your KI number to any of the shard admins. They'll link you to one of the pods. The admin KI numbers are available in a global KI mail.



The plan is to spend some time in these small groups, and give everybody a chance to talk with the shard admins and their fellow explorers. Once enough explorers are in the pods, the admins will trigger the portals, and everyone all jump through them at the same time in an attempt to crash the server. If Gehn survives the first attempt, the admins will probably take the players around to the other pods and try again. If you don't yet have an account on the Gehn Shard, there are instructions available online

D'ni Location: *Gehn Shard*/Dereno, Negilahn, and Payiferen

Date of the event: Saturday, March 31st 2012 - 12:00 Ki-time

| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI Mail: "Sanctum"/(DMR Event)

January 12, 2012; Special Event (Submitted by SolarSoul, Christine, & MrMouski): 

The D'ni Musicological Research Hood proudly presents:

"SANCTUM"

A new musical adventure, presented and hosted by: SolarSoul

Join our journey through peaceful music at: http://mysterium.caster.fm

The first journey begins:
20:00 Ki-Time on Friday January 13, 2012
 
All explorers are welcome to attend!

D'ni Location: D'ni Musicological Research Hood
Date of the event: Friday, January 13, 2012 at 20:00 Ki-time
***Repeats every week.***

| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI Mail: "Wall Tournament"/(TOC Shard Event)

June 19, 2012; Special Event (Submitted by Polgara):

The Open Cave proudly presents the first Wall Tournament!

To celebrate the working Gahreesen Maintainer Wall, TOC invites you to their shard for some competitive climbing. Alone or together (depending on the number of participants), you can show off your skills, strategies...or even your best fall!  Safety gear Fluffy pillows and band-aids will be provided by the TOC. Please bring your own food. Please be aware, as this is family-friendly event, no alcohol will be allowed on the climbing grounds!

The event will be held on June 23rd.The Meetup for explorers interested in the  event will be in the Contest Hood approximately 12:30-13:00 KI-time, which can be reached via the Nexus.

Please sign up in the appropriate thread at the TOC forums if you'd like to participate. Of course, you can also just show up and decide spontaneously to join in the fun. Please note: This tournament will only take place if they have 8 or more participants! Hope to see you all on Saturday!

D'ni Location: TOC Shard/Contest Hood

Date of the event: June 23rd, 2012 - 13:00 Ki-time

| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI Mail: 2nd Annual CAVCON Awareness Party

ovember 20, 2012; Special Event/(Submitted by Nev'yn):

Greetings again, fellow cavern-dwellers! We are proud to announce the cavern is once again hosting our yearly CAVCON Awareness party!!! The event will be held: Friday Evening and Saturday, November 24th in Ae'gura.

The Schedule

Pre-event on Friday, 16:00 to 20:00 KI time: Donahoo's Cocktail Party

Saturday:

08:00 to 11:00 KI time: Watashi

* Music Stream: http://98.142.213.18:8100/

11:00 to 13:00 KI time: Musica

* Music St      ream: www.ustream.tv/channel/musica-in-the-dmr

13:00 to 17:00 KI time: Alien

* Music Stream: http://guildofsleepers.listen2myradio.com

17:00 to 20:00 KI time: Planetary in the DMR

* Music Stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-in-the-dmr

20:00 to 23:00 KI time: Christine & MrMouski in the DMR

* Music Stream: www.ustream.tv/channel/live-in-the-dmr

    The main courtyard of Tokotah Plaza will be used at a gathering spot for general chat and event information. Exploration teams can then depart for other Ages/Instances of sites selected by the host Dni'Js to handle overflow and reduce lag.

     Tai'lahr wrote: "We need lots of D'niJs to play music and volunteers...Please contribute your ideas for the event and/or volunteer to help out. I think we want to keep it fairly simple this year - lots of great music, dancing and chatting in the city where everyone can find the party."

     There's still to time to submit ideas or to help out for this event!

Just contact myself or Tai in cavern, via the MOULa abd/or GoMe forums. You can also send a message to: guild@guildofmessengers.com We look forward to hearing from you soon! Otherwise, we'll see you at the event!!!

D'ni Location: Ae'gura/Tokotah Courtyard

Date of the event: Nov. 23rd -@16:00 Ki-time to Nov 24th 2012 -@23:00

| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com`

KI Mail: All Guilds Meeeting Summary (April/2012)

April 8th, 2012: News Update (Submitted by Doobes):

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***Full chatlogs available online***

Hello everyone! It's Doobes again with details from our latest All Guilds Meeting in Kirel, one that could win the title for Fastest...AGM...Ever!  I bring our raw and cleansed chatlogs of the proceedings (on our website). Leonardo should be back for May's AGM. Until then, everyone enjoy your April!!! Here's the summary of what you missed:

*Guild of Sleepers: Alien and her crew were first up this month.  She turned it over to new member Rock Ardemar to talk about their anniversary party celebrating their first full year of existence on May 10th.  Details are still forthcoming, but there are plans for both a celebration and hopefully a marker game to go along with their planned event.  Keep checking back here for the latest updates.

*Guild of Writers/H'uru: Branan and Hoikas come up next to talk about the latest on their shard, Gehn.  The pod party they held recently that also served as a stress test went very well and provided them with even more ideas for improvement of the server.  They hope to have a new update for the shard in about seven to ten days.  Hoikas was even using the AGM itself, and the people there, to stress test his client, showing they are always busy with something.

*Annabelle's Marker Quests: No AGM would be complete these days without news from Annabelle.  She described her next release (her sixth) called Beyond Imagination, a series of 24 quests in Kadish Tolesa.  She promises that these quests will take you to incredible heights in the Age; in some places, as much as 230 feet (or 70.104 meters)! She hopes to have this quest released before the end of the month.

*Guild of Messengers: With our Guild Masters Leonardo and Lunanne absent, it was up to Musica and I to present for the GoMe.  I mentioned the video project in the works and our need for any help we could get on that.  I also reiterated the constant need for anyone who would like to contribute to The Cavern Post (with the latest issue still being put together) or volunteers for the Cavern Criers.

*OpenUru.org: Due to the fast-paced nature of this meeting, I nearly missed rarified in the crowd and brought him up to present for OU.  Work continues on the Minkata shard, with several fixes in the pipeline, with Christian Walther stepping up to do what he can with clearing the backlog.  They are still reviewing the data from their own stress test and would like to schedule a new one, hopefully in a few weeks.

*CAVCON: Something that has seemingly become a new tradition at the end of our meetings has been mentioning the status of CAVCON, which is currently sitting at a not-so-healthy 2.  Some suggested planning a new fundraising party (possibly during GoSleep's), so look for more details here as they come in.  We at GoMe also encourage everyone to donate to the cause (if they can) to keep things in MOULa running.

| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI Mail: All Guilds Meeeting Summary (March/2012)

March 3rd, 2012: News Update (Submitted by Doobes):
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***Full summary & chatlogs available online***

* H'uru/Guild of Writers: Adam "Hoikas" Johnson and Branan updated everyone about the Gehn shard. One notable addition included in Gehn v.5 is the ability to copy/paste text directly into the KI! Their recent launch party/stress test for their server proved very successful, and were able to find/fix several issues because of it.

 * OpenUru.org: Mac and rarified were next. With successful integration of Minkata fixes to Cyan Worlds' own MOULa shard, they predicted that future updates would be accepted by Cyan much more smoothly now that the process of submitting fixes has proven to work. Like the H'uru team, they also put their server to the test, yielding some positive results. The team thanked all those that participated, continuing on work to fix more bugs. Minkata shard updates will be mentioned as they happen in a specific forum thread.

 * Annabelle's Marker Quests: No stranger to the AGM, Annabelle presented her latest quest, called "The D'ni Cavern". It encompass Kirel, the 'Hoods, Guild pubs, the Great Zero and K'veer. She will also do custom missions for explorers upon request but may take awhile to create due to her other work. She also described a story-driven game she's working on called inXistenZ, which is in French, an English version will come later.

 * Guild of Messengers: Leonardo spoke about KI mails, including one that details how to handle griefers taken from a recent forum discussion. He also introduced the newest Messengers: Ron Landry & Dagnarus, the latest additions to the translation team. Lunanne described the content in the recently-released issue #2 of The Cavern Post.

* Guild of Russian Translators: Finally, Dagnarus and Guild of Translators (the avatar) spoke about their new Guild of Russian Translators. It is hoppd the group will unite the Russian explorers of the community under one roof. They even spoke in Russian directly to those they wanted to welcome and encourage to join.

 * CAVCON: A happy ending to note was the CAVCON is sitting at 4, but GoMe encourages donations to help continue with updates/fixes to the game and keep the MOULa server up and running. See you all next month!

| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI Mail: All Guilds Meeting & Fair Info Extravaganza!

Feb 28th, 2012; Special Event (Submitted by Nev'yn):
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Shorah, fellow explorers and cavern dwellers!
 
On behalf of the "gophers" of the Guild of Messengers, Nev'yn will be hosting a special info session about the guild , it current projects, and also do some recruiting. This special event is reminiscent of the old "guild fair" previously held in Kirel. In honor of the occasion, music will be provided, and since GoMe has some extra funds it's budget, plans are in the works to have pizza delivered!

Currently, the main two winning pizza selections are:
Teledahn Mushroom 'n Cheese or Spicy Quab w/Extra Sauce.

Provided by the Rooftop Volunteer Group's D'niJs, here's the link to the music stream:http://radioktdn.zapto.org:8025/  

Nev'yn (KI# 14883206) will be manning our guild table on Saturday, March 3rd 2012 in Kirel at the time listed below. The seminar will last about one hour, with the All Guild's Meeting being held at its regularly scheduled time after the seminar.:

11:00 KI-time Guild of Messenegers Info Seminar
13:00 Ki-time All Guilds Meeting

The following topics will be discussed:
 * GoMe/Cavern Criers: What exactly is the Guild of Messengers? Who are the Cavern Criers, what do they do, and why are they always calling out events? Various informational GoMe ki-mails will also be provided interested explorers.
 * Guild Recruitment : Want to learn more about the jobs availalbe and/or join our team? Well, now's the time to claim one of those bright yellow tees for yourself!
 * The Cavern Post & News: Have an event, news post, or an article idea to submit? Here's your chance!  

We invite everyone to join us at the seminar, bringing to us their ideas and suggestions, share some pizza, and to have some fun! Members of the various community guilds/groups also welcome to schedule their own info sessons later in the day after the AGM. Please just post the details on the MOUL forums and it will be added to the schedule here, and also promoted by the Cavern Criers within the cavern. Now's the time to come back down into Ae'gura and help out! We need explorers just like you...Can't wait to see you all there!!! 

D'ni Location: Kirel
Date of the event: March 3, 2012 - 11:00 KI-time
| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI Mail: All Guilds Meeting Summary (Feb/2012)

Febuary 5th, 2012; Special Edition/News Update (Edited by Leonardo & Nev'yn):
****A full summary & chatlog is available online.*****

Another successful meeting in Kirel! During the meeting, the rest of the Cavern was holding the 2nd Anniversary Celebrations, with Ghaelen streaming wonderful, relaxing tunes. We passed 50 person mark in Kirel, but Chogon  raised the Population Limit awhile back, so it was no problem and everyone could attend.

* Annabelle: Working on her 5th release called "The D'ni Cavern". Featuring Quests in neighborhoods, Kirel, K'veer, the 6 Pubs, plus the Great Zero. It should be ready in 2 weeks, with 6th & 7th releases following soon after.

* Guild of Writers: The H'Uru developers have released a new Shard! Called Gehn, the Shard based on their fork of CWE and DirtSand (for the Client/Server), meaning you don't need a copy of Uru:CC, just the content from MOULa. The Shard will feature all the team's developed features/fixes/improvements so people can experience them without waiting for OpenUru.org or MOULa to pick them up. The Shard currently contains just one Fan Age, Vothol Gallery, made by Rustee, winner of the D'ni Location Contest. If you have an account on the GoW Forum, you already have an account on Gehn Shard, needing only to download the Client. It is currently Windows only, but is quite close to having a native Linux client (and eventually Mac). For more info: http://forum.guildofwriters.org/

* OpenUru: A package of changes for Cyan to update MOULa, mainly bug fixes has been completed. The Minkata Shard has 220 registered testers  and a good collection of bug/improvement tickets. A stress test for Minkata on February 18th, where everyone is invited to try and deliberately crash the server.Lord Chaos will provide music, and maybe a special marker quest by Annabelle. Rarified is working to get the OpenUru Tool to automatically build Clients from the H'Uru Code repositories. This will help the H'Uru guys with their work and in porting the H'Uru changes to the OU repositories.The team also publish a document with descriptions of the jobs that are needed in OU, most likely in response to a forum post by Paradox. There have been also been recent discussion about a proposal to Cyan for getting a Licence to distribute/work on MOULa Contents. More info: http://forums.openuru.org/

* Guild of Messengers: GoMe has been quite active recently. We are working fast in the development to produce the 2nd issue of the magazine, which should be out soon after the 2nd Anniversary Week. The Cavern Criers have also been quite busy, both writing/distributing KiMails about important news and events.

* CAVCON: Is still at Level 3.  Explorers are encouraged to donate keep the servers up and running. See you all next month!

Full story: http://guildofmessengers.com

KI Mail: All Guilds Meeting Summary (June/2012)

May 2nd; Special Edition/News Update (Submitted by Doobes):

***Full Chatlogs Avaiable Online***

It was that time again in Kirel...the All Guilds Meeting has come and gone!  Not as many presenters, but certainly plenty of news.  As always, here's a summary of what you missed.

Annabelle: Annabelle once again updated everyone on the progress of her marker quests. Her 7th release is still being worked on and are being made "less hard", as she put it.  She expects to be finished in 2 to 3 weeks. Also, due to the recent upgrade, she believes that most of the complicated jumps in her quests will be easier due to the fact that slipping down steep slopes is considerably slower then it used to be.

Guild of Messengers: Leonardo broke from the usual "GoMe is last" tradition of the meetings as there was much to talk about. First thing was to announce that Lyrositor (who was also made assistant webmaster under Leonardo) and I had taken over as Guild Masters, after which he turned things over to us. Lyrositor spoke about our renewed effort to recruit more Messengers for our various projects in the works as well as reiterating details about our video project, URU2U. I spoke about the Cavern Criers and how Nev'yn was the one to talk to if interested.  Lunanne was last to speak more about our migration from magazine to online news articles. She also mentioned about how she will eventually pass the title of magazine editor to someone else. Special note: Leonardo, while no longer the GoMe GM, will continue to moderate the All Guilds Meetings.

OpenUru.org: Mac[Fife] was the last speaker, representing OU.org. He mentioned the latest upgrades to the MOULa client in detail and praised all that helped to make it happen. Also, Cyan has been in contact with them about licensing issues and getting them straightened out, so progress is (slowly) being made on that front.

CAVCON: We're still sitting pretty at 4!  Still, please donate whenever possible. See you in July!

| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI Mail: Amber Horizons/(Opera!)

February 28, 2012; Special Event (Submitted by Nev'yn):
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The Amber Horizons Hood, in association with the Rooftop Volunteer Group presents:

Opera!

The opera performed will be Claudio Monteverdi's "Il Ritorno D'Ulisse in Patria".

Stream address to access the performance is Radio KTDN at: http://radioktdn.zapto.org:8025

The date of the exhibition will be March 5th, 2012 at 19:00 KI-time in the Amber Horizon's Hood, replacing the Bevin's regularly scheduled event.

Here's what our esteemed Lord of Chaos had to say about the musical piece over on the MOULa forums:
     "[The opera] was first performed in 1640. I'll be playing a version performed by the Concerto Vocale, and soloists, directed by Rene Jacobs. He's a specialist in early vocal music, and this performance is in accordance with "historically informed practice." The instruments used are those of the time and the vocal practice similar...
     There's no extant full score. Jacobs had to do quite a bit of reconstruction and interpolation, as would anyone performing this work. "L'Orfeo" is more popular, so there has been more work done on that one. Even the libretto had problems, as there are different versions. The differences aren't major, though. Any libretto you find on-line will probably be a little different from this one, which is sung in Italian."

Be aware, the opera runs almost three hours. An intermission has been planned. The RVG's signature browines, along with other light snacks and beverages, will be provided on the mezzanine.

[Special Note for Explorers in European time zones: The start date and time were are dictated by various scheduling problems. If you're interested in opera, please contact Lord Chaos on the MOULa forums. A future event could be developed for the UK/CET, and possibly other timezones, as well.]

D'ni Location: Amber Horizons Hood
Date of the event: March 5, 2012 - 19:00 KI-time
| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI Mail: Annabelle's 5th Quest Release/(D'ni Cavern)

Mar. 9, 2012; News Update (Submitted by Lyrositor):

Annabelle has just released her 5th quest release, The D'ni Cavern, available starting on March 10th, 2012. What follows is her press release for the latest installment in her amazing series of marker quests:

*You’ll travel inside all the Cavern’s most famous public ages: D’ni-Kirel, your Neighborhood, D’ni-K’veer, The Great Zero, and all the Pubs with my 23 brand new quests.

*To the questions: “What’s behind that door?” visiting Kirel or “What’s beyond that curtain?” visiting a Pub, you’ll find the answer within my quests.

 *You want to visit the Kirel’s auditorium or light garden like you never expected you could do it? Try my quests.

 *My coverage is almost complete in all the above-mentioned ages.

 *Awesome discoveries are awaiting, take those journeys right now!

 

If you want my quests, ask me in PM on MOULa’s official forum or directly in-game sending a KI-mail to Annabelle (KI # 03632553) Annabelle has also simulatenously announced the release of the 17th quest of her previous release, Into Darkness, which she calls "by far, the HARDEST quest, I ever published yet!"

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KI Mail: Cavern Post (Jan/2012) ICE

January 18th, 2012 ; In-Cavern Edition
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***Full story articles available online***

Jan. 18, 2012: Cyan Worlds Contributes to Open Source: Today Cyan Worlds, specifically Mark DeForest (a.k.a. Chogon), has committed some code to the CWE and MOULSCRIPT repositories. We must remind you that this is "only" a commit to the repositories where the code is kept, The MOULa client has not yet been updated so you won't see these changes in MOULa yet. More news to come when this happens, probably after the code has been tested.

Jan. 17, 2012; "Memories of the Cavern"/Anniversary Week Festival (Submitted by Nev'yn): We are entering our 2nd year of MOULa! In honor of this achievement, various groups have banded together ? to create a series of small events into a full-blown festival, running from Feb 4th-11th. Any interested "sponsors" can submit additional events via the MOULa forums within a special thread  by Tai'lahr. The Cavern Criers have a special KI-mail to those explorers interested in having copy.

Jan. 14, 2012; Guild of Messengers Meeting Summary (Edited by Leonardo & Nev'yn):
1)GM Elections: Everyone agreed that they are not needed right now. Leo & Luna are around for the next 6 months at least.
2)AGM & Kirel: This issue is resolved since Cyan has increased the Population Limit of Kirel.
3)Relayers: We have agreed they could be useful for rare occasions. When needed, we will try to organize them with available Messengers. An investigation with the GoW and creating a Relayer-bot is also underway.
4)Cavern Criers Recruitment: We need more Criers. As they are something "in-between" GoMe & GoG, we thought that we could make an agreement with the GoNG. We would be willing to do the same with the other GoG, but as it is hard to do this "officially", we will make agreements with single Greeters. To support this, we had members of both guilds online, and they like the idea.
5)CP Issue #2: The online Cavern Post already has lots of articles planned. Stay tuned for more details!
6)Event Facilitators, ect.: Nev'yn suggested that GoMe could extend its services to something similar to what Irissa envisoned, using the planned Anniversary Week Festival as an example, along other ideas to be discusssed in the future on our forums.

Jan. 14, 2012; Opening Of The Rift (Submitted by Simon): Simon has once again been asked to assemble a team of volunteers to begin a methodical search of the various Ages. This meeting will focus upon important new revelations about the investigation, along with a hunt for the four keys. Special event KI-mail is available.

Jan. 12, 2012; D'ni Musicological Reasearch Concerts (Submitted by SolarSoul, Christine, Mouski, & Musica): The DMR is pround to present several new musical concernts! All explorers are invited to attend. The Recurring Events KI-mail has been updated and specific special event KI-mails are also available.

Jan. 7, 2012; All Guild's Meeting: Doobes moderated this year's first AGM, while Leo was away! Sadly, we hit Kirel's 50 person limit in the middle of the meeting, so not everyone could attend. A summary KI-mail is avaiable.

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KI Mail: Cavern Post (Mar/2012) ICE #2

March 15th, 2012 ; In-Cavern Edition

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***Full story articles available online***

Mar 14, 2012; Myst V: End of Ages on Steam & GOG! (Submitted by Lyrositor): Cyan Worlds, Inc. has announced that Myst V: End of Ages will be made available for download on the Steam game-distribution platform starting this Friday! Cyan has also stated that GOG.com will also be distributing the game very soon. No price has been mentioned as of yet.

Mar 14th, 2012; New Greeters Meeting (Submitted by Trekluver): The Guild of New Greeters will be having a guild meeting this Friday 3/16 in their IRC channel. More info is available on the GoMe website or Moula forums under "Events".

Mar 14th, 2012: Get Cyan Into the Cavern (Submitted by Jamie Marchant): This Friday 3/16, Several players are banding together to attempt at "summoning" the Cyanists into the Cavern. A special event Ki-mail is availalble, for more info on your chance to join in!

Mar. 14th, 2012; DMR Double Concert (Submitted by Musica): On Saturday 03/17 in the D'ni Musicological Research Hood will present 2 concerts for a full night of music! A special event ki-mail will soon be available.

Mar 14, 2012; Setting up a Shard: Q&A! (Submitted by Leonardo): Lyrositor is hosting an event on setting up an Open Source shard. Each session will cover all the processes involved to get you up and running with your own personal shard, starting wiith general information for the first sessions and then moving on to tackle more technical issues. Chatlogs will be made available each time. More info available online.

Mar 12, 2012; Riven Daggers (Submitted by Lyrositor): MYSTRIVEN has announced that he has produced some exact replicas of the Moiety Daggers from Riven. Cyan has allowed the production of these daggers, so in effect all legal aspects are covered by the following disclaimer: "The Riven Dagger is a trademark of Cyan Worlds. Used with permission." Purchasing information is available on the Moula forums under "Creativity".

Mar 11, 2012; Gehn v.6 is Live! (Submitted by Lyrositor): The H'uru team at the Guild of Writers has updated their Gehn Shard, featuring their latest work in Open Source development. You will be automatically updated to version 6 when you run Gehn next time. A full list of modifications is available at the GoMe website.

Mar. 9, 2012; Stress Test Post-Conference (Submitted by Leonardo): The OpenUru team  is organizing a follow-up conference for discussing about the results of the Stress Test they had last month.The conference will be organized in two parts. The first part will be on the OpenUru IRC channel, open to everyone to contribute on this Friday 3/16.  The second part will be on WebEx, a web audio/video chat on Sat 3/17 with a limited quantity of spots reserved to people who actually understand how the servers and clients work Further info is available online.

Mar. 9, 2012; The D'ni Cavern (Submitted by Lyrositor):

Annabelle has just released her 5th quest release, The D'ni Cavern. A special event Ki-mail is available.

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KI Mail: Cavern Post (Mar/2012) ICE

March 3rd, 2012 ; In-Cavern Edition
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***Full story articles available online***

Mar. 3rd, 2012; All Guilds Meeting (Submitted by Doobes): Another informative AGM has come and gone.  Our usual gathering in Kirel had  familiar faces, as well as some new ones.  For those that couldn't attend, special news update ki-mail is available.

Mar. 2nd, 2012; Offline KI 3.7 (Submitted by Leonardo): Diafero just announced a new release of his Offline KI! This new release contains some interesting material, most notably the Wall Fix from Sirius, that makes the Wall of Gahreesen playable. This is the complete list of fixes/features this release contains is available at the GoMe website.

Mar. 2nd, 2012; Gehn v.5 is Live! (Submitted by Lyrositor): Gehn, the Guild of Writers/H'uru shard, has been updated on both the server and the client side to bring improvements, features and bug fixes. The client update will be available through the launcher, no user action is required. [Full Story Available Online]

Mar. 1st, 2012; Cavern Post (Submitted by Leonardo): The magazine team has been hard at work, and now Issue #2 of the online newsletter ready to be enjoyed! You will learn more about shards, the four major URU servers, plus instructions on installing them.  Jonathan Myer offers insights on being a Greeter, and Allatwan interviews Heather Larkin about her Myst-related artwork on DeviantArt! Larry LeDeay writes about his wildlife photography work featuring the wildlife in the Ages of URU, while Ainia provides helpful tips from Ainia on how to take beautiful pictures of the animals yourself. Add a comic by Rhee, plus a challenging crossword from NoorMax, and it's a jam-packed issue not be missed! Pick up a copy at our website today!

Feb 29th, 2012; Cyan Prepares Remake of realMyst in the Unity Engine(Submitted by Trekluver): A Cyan Worlds developer profile has popped up on the Unity website. The post details Cyan's progress in porting realMyst to iOS using the Unity Engine. Maybe this was what Rand Miller meant when he said they were looking into new game engines in the Mysterium Interview. Here's a chunk from the article...[Full Story Available Online]

Feb 28th 2012; Amber Horizon's Hood, in association with the Rooftop Volunteer Group presents: Opera! The opera performed will be Claudio Monteverdi's "Il Ritorno D'Ulisse in Patria". The date of the exhibition will be March 5th, 2012 at 19:00 KI-time in the Amber Horizon's Hood, replacing the Bevin's regularly scheduled event. Special event ki-mail is available.

Feb 28th, 2012; Planning Event: Return Cyan to the Cavern! Over in the MOULa forums, Jamie Marchant came up with a brief thought: "How can we get Cyanists to visit the cavern? " Well, guess what??? Now it's time to make this vision into reality once again! A planning session for this event will be held in Jamie Marchant's Hood on Tuesday, March 6th at 15:15 KI-time. Help map out this future event, or drop by just to talk , have some fun, and good times! Special event ki-mail is available.

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KI Mail: Christmas Competition 2011

SE: Christmas Competition 2011

***EVENT CANCELLED***

November 27, 2011; Special Event (Submitted by Nev'yn):

The Guild of Sleepers is organizing an in Cavern Christmas Competition. Everybody can participate! All the Rules and other Details of the Competition will be published on the Guild of Sleepers Forum at latest on Friday Evening December 2nd, 12:00 KI time/19:00 GMT. Contest dates are Dec 4th-14, with possible extension to the 21st.

To register via KI-mail send your Avatar name & KI # to Snoor'Max (KI #13114425).

Sign up today!

***EVENT CANCELLED***

KI Mail: Cleft Party/(Gehn Shard Event)

June 22, 2012; Special Event (Submitted by Doobes):

As summer is indeed the best time to have a party (at least in my opinion), I am pleased to announce that Tsar Adam "Hoikas" Johnson and the Guild of Writers are having one on the Gehn Shard!  The festivities are the start of a series of events that will take place throughout the Ages of URU, starting with... you guessed it... the cleft!

The fun takes place on Friday, June 29th @ 19:00 KI time on the Gehn shard.  Send a PM to KI # 16125 at the time of the party to join the group when you first link in.  Those at the party will choose the location for the next get-together in the ongoing tour. And yes, there will be music!  The link will be posted here when the URL is chosen. See the GoW forum thread for further developments.  Hope to see everyone there!

D'ni Location: *Gehn Shard* / The Cleft

Date of the event: June 29, 2012 - 19:00 KI-time

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KI Mail: Coronation of King Kerath/(D'ni Holiday)

ovember 22, 2012; Special Event (Submitted by Leonardo) :

Today is Leevofo 27 in the D'ni Calendar, the day of the Coronation of King Kerath, the last King of D'ni.

From the yellow DRC Data Notebook formerly located next to the typewriter on the Tokotah rooftop:

     King Kerath took the throne in 6731 DE at the age of 54. Kerath is probably the most well known name of all the Kings, not because he was necessarily considered the best, but because he was the last. His name came to represent all of the Kings in the later years, including the renaming of the Arch of the Kings to the Arch of Kerath....

...The fact that Kerath, in a single reign, was able to convince his people that the way they had been ruled for thousands of years was wrong and should be changed, should be considered nothing short of miraculous. Kerath carefully crafted his arguments as a benefit for the Guilds more than anything else. After all, he argued, "D'ni is the  Guilds...let us be protected by their fortress and be ruled by their wisdom."

     ...In 6977 DE Kerath abdicated the throne and gave over the power of the Kings to the first Five Lords of D'ni History. They were Lord Taeri of the Guild of Messengers, Lord Hemelah of the Guild of Healers, Lord Moleth of the Guild of Caterers, Lord Kedri of the Guild of Writers, and Lord Korenen of the Guild of Analysts. Kerath died eight years later.

     The time of the Kings was over.

*****

Source: Guild of Archivists (guildofarchivists.org)

(Historical Note: A painting of King Kerath is available for viewing in the Museum of Ae'gura.)

D'ni Location: Ae'gura & beyond

Date of the event:  Repeats every year November 22, 2010 (All day)

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KI Mail: D'ni Language Lessons/(Guild of Instructors Event)

June 30, 2012; Special Event (Submitted by shokhootahn Rehn):

The Guild of Instructors willl begin teaching the D'ni language in-cavern at the Guild of Instructors' Hood.  shokhootahn Rehn will be teaching the first class.  There will be two sessions: 9:00AM KI time and 11:00PM KI time.  Each class wil start in the hood's classroom, but may not necessarily end there.  The first class will last about 90 minutes.  The remainder of the classes will last from 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the amount of Q & A during the lesson.

The classes will start on Monday, July 16 and run every Monday for the next 5 they wilweeks. Two classions wil be provided 9:00 & 11:00 ki-time.  The last class will be on Monday, August 20. This is a 6-week course, in which you will learn to count in D'ni and read D'ni texts.

There will be a website for explorers to reference for class materials during the class.  Hopefully the interest level from the community will be such that we con add more classes.  There are currently six instructors in the Guild: shokhootahn Rehn, shokhootahn shen, shokhootahn Svig, shokhootahn Ben, shokhootahn Misha and shokhootahn Molly.  The latter two are not currently available to teach due to RL concerns.

Take care and have a blessed day! shorah gah bigtotee (Peace and blessings.)

D'ni Location: Guild of Instructors' Hood

Date of the event: July 16th - August 20th, 2012; 9:00 & 11:00 KI-time

***Repeats every Monday***

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KI Mail: DMR Event/"Down Memory Lane"

May 31st, 2012; Special Event (Submitted by Nev'yn & Musica):

D'ni Musicological Research Bevin proudly presents:

"Down Memory Lane"

The music begins on Saturday, June 2nd at 18:00hrs Ki-time.

This event is co-sponsored by the D'ni Museum of Art (& Sciences),
featuring a special D'niJ host: Miranna!
Please join your fellow explorers in the DMR hood or listen thru their sites:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-in-the-dmr
-or-
http://www.live-in-the-dmr.com

All explorers of the cavern are welcome to attend!
The members of both DMoA and DMR hope to see you there!!!

D'ni Location: D'ni Musicological Research Hood
Date of the event: June 2nd, 2012 - 18:00 Ki-time
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KI Mail: Eurovision 2012!

March 25th, 2012; Special Event (Submitted by Alien):

Over on the MOULa forums today, Alien has announced a last minute party!:

Eurovision Song Contest 2012

The event will be held in the Central Plazza of Ae'gura on Saturday, May 26th starting @13:00 ki-time.

Alien wrote: "I know this is a bit short notice, but I thought with Eurovision happening this Saturday, and that we have a lot of European players in MOULa, why not have a Eurovision party in the city! All you have to do is watch Eurovision and be in the city at the same time. We'll discuss the various entries, dance, and root for our favourites!"

For those outside of the EU, Eurovision is an annual contest which has been held since 1956. Utilized by the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union, each country submits a live song performance, which is then voted upon by the other member countries.

This program has become one of the most watched non-sporting events in the world, and has also served as a "launching point" for the careers of many new artists! So, let's all join our European friends in celebrating this yearly event!!!

D'ni Location: Central Plazza of Ae'gura

Date of the event: May 26, 2012 - 13:00 Ki-time

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KI Mail: Finding of the Lost Book/(D'ni Holiday)

December 9th, 2012; Special Event (Submitted by Leonardo) :
     Today is Leevobro 12 in the D'ni Calendar, the day when the Lost Book of Birenni was found.
     The days were dark for the people of D?ni as the sickness killed so many, especially the young. Many Ages were written for the Guild of Healers, specifically in hopes of finding a cure for the disease somewhere else, but to no avail. Their King Behnashiren was even taken by the plague and finding no suitable heirs, left the throne to his uncle, Hemelin of the Guild of Healers. It was the Healers the public blamed for the sickness and at his coronation there was great sorrow and despair?
    Angered at the lack of hope and faith of his people, Hemelin was determined to not only find a cure for his people, but also to return respect to his Guild. Convinced that a cure in one of the Healer Guild Ages, he had long encouraged the Healers to search them all. Now that he was King, he gave them no choice.
    Hemelin too soon found himself ill and death was predicted. However, while on his death bed, he met the woman Lalen and a new love began to grow. This new love forged a new will to live and Hemelin eventually recovered as some were fortunate enough to do.
     It was Lalen who discovered evidence of old Books to forgotten Healer Ages, and clues to their whereabouts that led to their discovery. In particular, one of these lost Books written by Birenni had provided Hemelin with the plant that would prove to be the cure. Six years later, led by Guild Master Jaysem of the Guild of Healers, and directed by King Hemelin, the plague was officially defeated. King Hemelin wed Lalen on that day and the celebration was unmatched. From that day forward, for many years, the celebrations were grand.
     In later years, though still a day that many chose to wed, the day became known for the fire marble search. Fire marbles were hidden in homes and Ages throughout Dni and the children were sent on searches for the marbles, reminding D?ni of the search of Lalen and Hemelin to find the cure for their people.
Source: D'ni Restoration Archive (http://drcarch.thecitadel.nl)

[Historical Note: A picture of the Lalen and the Lost Book can be seen within the D'ni Museum of Ae'gura.]
D'ni Location: Ae'gura & beyond
Date of the event:  Repeats every year December 9th (All day)
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KI Mail: Finding of the Lost Books of Birenni

SE: Finding of the Lost Books of Birenni

Dec. 10th 2011, Historical Event/Special Edition (Submitted by Ne’yn):

The days were dark for the people of D’ni as the sickness killed so many, especially the young. Many Ages were written for the Guild of Healers, specifically in hopes of finding a cure for the disease somewhere else, but to no avail. Their King Behnashiren was even taken by the plague and finding no suitable heirs, left the throne to his uncle, Hemelin of the Guild of Healers. It was the Healers the public blamed for the sickness and at his coronation there was great sorrow and despair…

Angered at the lack of hope and faith of his people, Hemelin was determined to not only find a cure for his people, but also to return respect to his Guild. Convinced that a cure in one of the Healer Guild Ages, he had long encouraged the Healers to search them all. Now that he was King, he gave them no choice.

Hemelin too soon found himself ill and death was predicted. However, while on his death bed, he met the woman Lalen and a new love began to grow. This new love forged a new will to live and Hemelin eventually recovered as some were fortunate enough to do.

It was Lalen who discovered evidence of old Books to forgotten Healer Ages, and clues to their whereabouts that led to their discovery. In particular, one of these lost Books written by Birenni had provided Hemelin with the plant that would prove to be the cure. Six years later, led by Guild Master Jaysem of the Guild of Healers, and directed by King Hemelin, the plague was officially defeated. King Hemelin wed Lalen on that day and the celebration was unmatched. From that day forward, for many years, the celebrations were grand.

In later years, though still a day that many chose to wed, the day became known for the fire marble search. Fire marbles were hidden in homes and Ages throughout D’ni and the children were sent on searches for the marbles, reminding D’ni of the search…to find the cure for their people.

-From the D’ni Restoration Archive

DRA website:  http://drcarch.thecitadel.nl/

Special Note: A painting of Lalen can be seen in the Ae’gura Museum.

KI Mail: Get Cyan into the Cavern!

March 14, 2012; Special Event (Submitted by: Jamie Marchant:)

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In the past, I have heard that players have formed objects to attract the Bahro or other characters into the cavern. So I was thinking: what if players formed the Cyan logo and hummed the tune?  Do you think a Cyan employee would enter the cavern?  Naturally, they're busy, so this may amount to nothing but getting players in the cavern, but I think it would be a fun thing to try.

The event will take place Friday, March 16 at 6:00 PM EST in the Summoner's Hood.(this should be 3:00 PM PST for Cyan) As someone suggested, we will put gold-clothed people in the fountain and blue-clothed people around it to form a "C".

There will be a stream and an optional Mumble chat where people can actually hum the tune. This will be hosted at the Guild Of Writers(guildofwriters.org). Mumble is very easy to install and set up, it can be found here.  It is open source software and free to download.  Remember, use of Mumble is optional, but use of the MOULa client for voice chat is not allowed.

Being that the event is taking place while Cyan is at work, that means people in their timezone will be at work too, so it's up to us in the east to make the event work and get Cyan to come. If you can't make it, don't worry; I will post a full chat log.

I made a thread where people can write what they want to ask Cyan and I will ask your question to any Cyan employees that enter the cavern.  That thread can be found on the Moula forums. There will be virtual pizza!  And don't worry, if you can't hold a tune, neither can I!

D'ni Location: Summoner's hood.

Date of the event: March 16, 2012

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KI Mail: Guild of Healers News Update!

June 14, 2012; Special Edition (Submitted by Nev'yn):

The Guild of Healers, one of the more regular fixtures in the cavern, has a few pieces of news to share with the community. They are pleased to introduce a new member of the Guild, who will begin leading some of their in-cavern events. Her name is Crystal Dante, and she will begin to survey interest in many types of healing events aligned with her area of healing.

They will also be moving to the Community Nexus section of the OpenUru.org forums while their presence in the MOUL forums for event announcements won't change as they only had been putting out small messages.

The Sunday Meditations and Compassion & Caring Assemblies will continue on Sundays. The Guild is also working on a few different storyline ideas for events as well - one of which Crystal will co-guide. Here is a listeing of new GoH events to be held this Sunday, June 24st, all time listed are Ki-time:

08:00 Reiki Healing Session

12:00 Chakra Activity

14:00 Sunday Meditation

Look for more new GoH events in the near future!

D'ni Location :Guild of Healers Hood/Eder Delin

Date of the event: June 24th, 2012 - Various times

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KI Mail: Heritage Night Returns!

June 30, 2012; Special Event (Submitted by: DimensionTravelerCalum):

Heritage Night is back yet again! For those that have not heard of it, It is an event where new explorers can learn all about the history of what has happened in the cavern so far. We strive to make sure people know what has come before them.  These weeks are the confirmed ones that will be hosted before Mysterium. Dates for the August schedule will be added once I know for sure what's up.

HN will take place on every Sunday in July at 12:00 KI time in the Heritage Night Hood.

(Historical Note: Heritage Night was started in late 2010 by Carl Palmner for the benefit of new explorers who could not be there for the Previous Restorations.)

D'ni Location: Heritage Night Hood

Date of the event: July 1st to 29th, 2012; 12:00 KI-time

***Repeats Every Sunday***

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KI Mail: Into Darkness/(Annabelle's 4th Quest Release)

SE: Into Darkness/(Annabelle's 4th Quest Release)

Dec. 15th, 2011 Special Event (Submitted by Nev'yn);

Greetings once again, fellow explorers!

Skydiver Annabelle has once again outdone herself with this massive new quest! Placed within forbidding confines of the abandoned Maintainer fortress, it totals a whopping 16 individual quests and 1261
markers!!! Ever wanted to explore the lost depths of Gahreesen?

Well, here's your chance!  

What will be revealed in this newest journey? To start off, each individual quest is standalone, but the important thing to know is that at times the journey will be dark...*So* very dark. Tour the link-in point, the wilds of the outdoors, plus the dank cells of the forlorn souls who met their final demise here, lost and forgotten to all. Other parts are bit trickier: You will assail the heights of Maintainer's fortress, climb the legendary training wall, tour the "Rings" of Gehreesen, plus a few other dark patches.     

You're not afraid of a bit of darkness, are you???

Annabelle has set up special distribution avatar for ease of release, but please contact Annabelle (Ki 03632553) for the quest itself. Her next quest release is set for late January, so happy holidays everyone!

See you there in 2012!!!

KI Mail: New Player's Bevin

Come to "The New Player's Bevin" to join a group of New Players of Uru and try to solve this complex world in their company!

If instead you are looking for help from more experienced Explorers you can visit the Guild of Greeters Bevin or use one of the links under "City Locations" in you Nexus. In this case remember to tell them how much help you want, or they may spoil the solution of the puzzle to you!

You can reach the Neighbohoods (Bevin) by linking to the Nexus (Yellow Book in you library, or use the light-blue book in your library at Relto and look for the Book in the center of the Linking Room), in the "Public Links" section.

KI Mail: Nexus Star Wheel Puzzle

SE: Nexus Star Wheel Puzzle

Dec. 15th, 2011 Special Event (Submitted by Nev'yn):

If you like to scratch your head trying to find logical solutions to a puzzle, then play MrMouski's newest release!

Based upon the Nexus Star shape, his latest puzzle requires observation, logic, deduction, and in-game knowledge.

The Nexus wheel is currently experiencing some very strange behavior and needs to be repaired. The markers trapped inside are preventing its normal spinning motions by slowing down the wheel unnaturally. On the other hand, those markers contain important information about a hidden message within the wheel itself. While you're busy fixing the wheel's unsteady motions, you will also gain marker clues to also help unveil the full depths of its secrets.

yewCan you mend the wheel and unveil this secret? Well, there's only one way to find out!!!

Are you up for this challenge?  MrMouski certainly hopes so!

He is well known in the Cavern for creating a wide variety of puzzles. 'Serial Gamer', 'MrBrutal' and 'Prince of Persecution' are some nicknames examples players like to give him. The 'Nexus Star Wheel', from his own words, certainly is one of his best achievement in puzzle creation.

Interested?Just send Mouski a KI-mail request (Ki2030122).

Enjoy and have fun!

KI Mail: Nick Switcher's Bevin

Nick Switcher's Bevin

  Our Bevin is for people with multiple avatars - those who like to 'switch nics', as screen-name changing was called on Usenet newsgroups years ago.  (I first used Nick Switcher as a screen-name in 1986.)  In URU, a new namemeans a new body, as well.  O.O

  One of our goals is pellet production.  We have amassed over 3 million points in only three months.  More avvies means more ovens, and more ovens means more pellets.  NSB - helping you see, one pellet at a time.  :-)

  Though 25 avatars call our Bevin home, we have only four players.  More would be nice,and allow us to develop a wider array of social activities.  I plan a weekly 'whirlwind tour of URU' for instance, as well as a possible 'Deeper look at . . .' series examining various Ages.

  If you have more than one avatar and are looking for a place to call home, consider Nick Switcher's Bevin.  We're currently public and seeking new members.

  If interested in joining or if you have questions, contact me by pm or KI mail at #06437466.

Nick Switcher (founder)
(aka Kit, with 13 avatars and counting)

KI Mail: Opening Of The Rift

SE : Opening of The Rift

December 03, 2011, Special Event (Submitted by Nev’yn):

Due to the multiple exciting announcements and amazing turnout at the All Guilds Meeting, Simon (Ki# 05495449 ) has requested an update. The orientation meeting will now be held Alexander Rush's Hood on Saturday, December 10 at 13:00 KI time (3:00pm US Eastern) for anyone interested in the project.

To sign up, send a KI message to Alexander Rush (Ki# 13924302).

Hope to see you there!!!

KI Mail: Opening Of The Rift/(Story Update #2)

January 14, 2012; Special Edition/Community Event (Submitted by Nev'yn):

Simon (Ki# 05495449 ) has once again been asked by Alexander to assemble a team of volunteers to begin a methodical search of the various Ages. This meeting will focus upon important new revelations about Inshir, along with the Investigation Team's hunt for the four keys.

The meeting will be on Saturday, Jan. 28th at 13:00 KI Time (3pm EST / 9pm CET) in Alexander Rush's Hood for anyone interested in joining the search.

If you would like to sign up for the project, (and to receive further info), send a KI message to Alexander Rush (Ki# 13924302).

Good luck, explorers!!!

D'ni Location: Alexander Rush's Hood
Date of the event: January 28, 2012 - 13:00 KI-Time

| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI Mail: Party & Community Social

Feb. 18th, 2012; Special Event (Submitted by Gaydar):

A special party for the Cavern community is being held within the Gay Hood's Hood on the afternoon of Sat Feb 25th at ??:?? Ki-time..

We are planning to have music there for dancing, plenty of fun, many laughs, and much socializing.  We hope to see both our old friends and new cavern-dwellers alike!!!  Gay or straight, it doesn't matter. This party is for everyone and anyone! We hope to see lots of friendly faces there for the fun times and crazy antics!

So, be sure to bring your dancing shoes, favorite party food, and beverage of choice! All cavern-folk are welcome to attend!!!

We hope to see you there on the 25th!!!

D'ni Location: Gay Hood's Hood
Date of the event: February 25, 2012 - ???13:00???
| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI Mail: Planning Event/(Return Cyan to the Cavern!)

February 28, 2012; Special Event (Submitted by Nev'yn):
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Over in the MOULa forums, Jamie Marchant came up with a brief thought:
"How can we get Cyanists to visit the cavern?"

This was followed by a novel idea:
"What if players formed the Cyan Logo, while humming the corporate theme song, maybe it would attract some unexpected visitors?!?"

This is something that has already been done in the past, sometimes with success (some Explorers may remember the Summoning Yeesha event in sil-oh-wet's Bevin during the GameTap Era).

Well, guess what??? Now it's time to make this vision into reality once again! The betting odds are against us, but  all we can do is try! A planning session for this event will be held in Jamie Marchant's Hood on Tuesday, March 6th at 15:15 KI-time. Help map out this future event, or drop by just to talk , have some fun, and good times!

Perhaps one our many cavern D'niJ's may even be there to provide some tunes! You'll have to stop in for a visit to find out!!!

D'ni Location: Jamie Marchant's Hood
Date of the event: March 6th, 2012 - 15:15 KI-time
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KI Mail: Prologue & Heritage Nights Special Sundays

Prologue & Heritage Nights Special Sundays

January 2nd, 2012; Special Event (Submitted by DimensionTravelerCalum):

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PROLOGUE & HERITAGE NIGHTS ARE FINALLY HERE!!!

Featured in the UruObsession Hood on TWO SPECIAL SUNDAYS, January 8th & 15th at 12:00 KI-time.

Hosted by DimensionTravelerCalum (KI# 203751)

But that's not all!!! The thing You've all been waiting for!

Heritage Nights are coming back!

As usual they will cover the history of the First Season of MystOnline: UruLive.

They will be held in the Heritage Night Hood. Hosts may vary.
If you are interested in hosting:
Contact DimensionTravelerCalum via KI (# 203751)

Heritage Night Website: http://heritagenight.wordpress.com/

D'ni Location:
PROLOGUE NIGHTS/(January 8th & 15th): Uru Obsession Hood
ON & AFTER January 22nd: Heritage Night Hood
Date of the event: Repeats every week until Sat March 3rd, 2012

KI Mail: Sherlock Holmes:"A Study In Scarlet"

Jaruku's Bevin proudly presents:

Sherlock Holmes: "A Study in Scarlet"

Beginning Feb.20, 2012 @ 18:00 Ki time there will be the reading to take place in Jakuru's Hood and will be listed in the Nexus on Mon. & Wed. of each week. The event will run for some time, perhaps a month or longer . The actors may also have a pleasant surprise planned for those who attend!

Normally, the book readings will be about an hour long. They will be utilizing Teamspeak, although you can also hear via Uru's internal client "in game".  The instructions are posted on the MOULa forums under "Events". The installation is said to be both quick, and easy.

Hope to see you there!

D'ni Location: Jakuru's Hood
Date of the event: February 20, 2012 - 18:00
***Repeats Every Week***
| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI Mail: The Cavern Post (Dec/2011) ICE

The Cavern Post (Dec 4th, 2011) In-Cavern Edition

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December 4, 2011; New Greeters Announcement! The GoG is back baby! (Submitted by Trekluver): As you might have heard by now, this January the Guild of Greeters are back! This signifies a new era of fandom in D’ni and is appealing and inviting to new players. What did Cyan say about all this? How will it all work? All former greeters are asked to return if they so desire to. All the info can be found on the MOULa forums. Now let’s make the New Greeters a prosperous guild!

December 2, 2011; Mysterium 2012 – Website & Dates! (Submitted by Leonardo):First off, Tanshin and OHB are working franticly on a new website, which will be out soon. Keep an eye out for it!  Next up, from survey results Mysterium 2012 will be held  August 3rd-5th in Seattle, WA.

November 30, 2011 ; Google Plus and Myst (Submitted by Leonardo):The Guild of Messengers is proud to announce that now there is a new GoMe page on Google Plus for spreading Myst news with even more people!

November 29, 2011; Improving the Ignore Function (Submitted by AgeExplorer): The prevailing atmosphere of URU has always been that of community. Most of the people we meet in the game are friendly and have come into cavern to meet new people and explore the wonderful Ages that we have all come to enjoy. Occasionally though…(Full Article Available Online)

November 28, 2011 UruObsession closing (Submitted by Marten):Dan'ni, site staff/admin of UruObsession, has posted an announcement that UO will be closing its doors.  UO has been one of the longest-running Uru-focused community sites. There is also a discussion at the Myst Online forums along with the suggestion that UO's forums should be archived.  

November 28, 2011; Reminder: UruBlogs is Moving (Submitted by Tweek):  As of December 7th 2011 UruBlogs will no longer be located at urublogs.com. Instead the site has moved to: blogs.dniexplorer.com.  Please update your bookmarks!

 Full story articles can be viewed out-of-cavern here: http://www.guildofmessengers.com/

KI-Mail: All Guilds Meeting/(February 2012)

February 2, 2013; Special Update (Submitted by Doobes): 

***Full chatlogs available online***

Many groups were in attendance this month, both new and veteran faces coming in to update everyone. Here's the scoop on this month's meeting:

Destiny Shard: Christopher and Mystler announced the public release of an URU test shard dubbed "Destiny" after the spaceship in the television show Stargate Universe.  This shard will primarily be for testing purposes, including new fan Ages for multiplayer functions.  More information can be found on their forum.

Alien: Next to present, Alien announced a future in-cavern broadcast of both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings audioplays featured by the BBC about 30 years ago.  The broadcasts will be one hour each week for 15 weeks. Alien plans to start them around the time Heritage Night ends its current cycle in about 6 weeks. Further details soon!

 OpenUru.org: Mac and rarified came in to update everyone on OU's current status.  They wanted to take the time to thank Christian Walther for his help in fixing a lot of the source code that Cyan had presented.

Annabelle: Returning to the stage after her long break to update everyone on what she has in store.  She has a "magical event" planned for this Friday (Feb 8th) from 18:00 KI time to 20:00 KI time, with a second event the next night (same times) and a third event for Europeans to be announced soon. Segfault,  Stone, Mirphak and Michel will assist Annabelle in her events.

Guild of Instructors: shokhootahn Rehn updated everyone on the Guild's next batch of classes to learn D'ni.  Resumeing Monday, March 4 and running through Wednesday, April 10.  D'ni 201 classes will also be taught, with exact dates TBA.  More information can be found here.

Guild of Messengers: Doobes and Musica presented for the GoMe, with Doobes reiterating all the projects that are in the works and the need for help from anyone interested. URU2U Episode 2 is still in the works.

Guild of Writers: Hoikas was last to present for the GoW.  Gehn shard is celebrating its first birthday next Saturday. The GoW is releasing a new build (Gehn.13) just in time for the party!  Several bug fixes and new content (namely Christian Walther's winning stained glass entry) are included in this release, as well as a /party function that will link you to where the festivities are taking place during any party on the shard. There were also some graphical tweaks that look wonderful...Hoikas also teased the next release, where we will see a brand new fan Age for all to enjoy as well!

That's all for this update! See you next month!!!

KI-Mail: Fan-Fiction February!

January 14th, 2013: Special Event (Submitted by Alahmnat):

The Guild of Archivists and MYSTCommunity are teaming up to host a history-themed fanfiction challenge this February. Further details have yet to be ironed out, but there will be an ongoing discussion about the upcoming event at the thread on the Guild of Archivists' site:

http://www.guildofarchivists.org

If anyone is interested, both groups encourage interested parties to join in on the talks. Check back, as GoMe will provide updates as they come in.

| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI-Mail: Gehn Shard Anniversary Party

January 25th, 2013; Special Event (Submitted by Doobes):

About a year ago, the Guild of Writers/H'uru launched their own shard, named Gehn, to great fanfare.  Now they are celebrating a full year of the shard's existence with a party there on Saturday Feb. 9th, 2012 @13:00 ki-time.

In order to join the festivites, you will need to set up the client.  The installer for the shard can be found in this thread at the GoW's forums.  All you will need to sign in is a GoW forum account.  Members of the Guild of Writers and Guild of Messengers will be on hand after February's All Guilds Meeting (Feb. 2nd) to provide extra help for those having trouble getting into the shard. Everyone is welcome to attend, so we hope to see you there!

D'ni Location: ***Gehn Shard***, Tre'bivdil
Date of the event: February 9, 2013 | 13:00 ki-time*
(*Nevyn's Note: Client set-up help is Feb 2nd. The party is Feb 9th.)
 | ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI-Mail: GoNG Anniversary Party

December 7th, 2012; Special Event (Submitted by Trekluver):

Greetings everyone! On December 1st, the New Greeters reached a special milestone: one year ago exactly, the guild came into being. Since then, we've grown, we've meet our struggles, and we've learned a lot of different things about each other and about this community.

In honor of one year of excellence, we're organizing an anniversary party to be held in the cavern. Please join us in the Guild of Greeters Hood on Saturday, December 15th at 20:00 KI Time (8:00 PM EST) and help us celebrate, GoNG style! See you all then!

D'ni Location: Guild of Greeters Hood
Date of the event: December 15, 2012 - 20:00
| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI-Mail: MOULa Forums/(Unexpected Downtime)

December 31st, 2012; News Update (Submitted by Nev'yn):
At approximately 3pm EST the MOULa forums experienced unexpected technical difficulties. Chogan of Cyan Worlds has been informed of the issue by Mac_fife of OpenUru.org (and also a MOULa forum moderator), who has passed along the comment below to GoMe.

Mac_fife wrote:"There's a technical issue related to the hosting service that provides the MOUL forums that is beyond Chogon's ability to deal with directly. It'll need attention from others at Cyan once they are back at work on Wednesday. Sorry, but there seems little prospect of the forums returning before then."

We here at the Guild of Messengers are asking for your patience, understanding, and continued support for Cyan Worlds while this problem is resolved.

Thank you, and safe journeys within the cavern!
| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI-Mail: Planetary's Headbanging New Years Eve Party

December 30th, 2012; Special Event (Submitted by Planetary):

The D'ni Musicological Research Hood proudly presents:

Planetary's Headbanging New Years Eve Bash!

Drop on down to cavern to help celebrate the end of another year here on the surface. The event will feature classic heavy rock tunes, sparkling grape juice, and good times to be had for all! The party begins @19:00 ki-time in the DMR Hood, and will run until the ball drops in Times Square in New York City at midnight, better known as 22:00 ki-time. Here's the link to the music stream:

 http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-in-the-dmr

All surface dwellers, cavern folk, and friendly Bahro are invited to attend! Be seeing you, as we welcome in the end of 2012, and the start 2013 in the cavern... and beyond!!!

D'ni Location: D'ni Musicological Research Hood

Date of the event: December 30, 2012 - 19:00 - 22:00

| ~Guild of Messengers, Serving The Community~ | http://guildofmessengers.com

KI Mail: All Guilds Meeting Summary (Dec/2011)

SE: All Guilds Meeting December 2011 

Dec 9th, 2011, News Update/Special Edition (Edited by Nev’yn):

Shorah, GoMe faithful!  With such an awesome group at the Dec. 2011 AGM, some may have still missed it, so here’s an updated scoop:

New Greeters:  The “New Greeters” are now setting up within the cavern, while their external website is up and running! Trekluver is also seeking to recruit members to his team, both newer explorers and more experienced Greeters alike! New Greeters website: http://newgreeters.openuru.org

Annabelle's Marker Quests: Veteran skydiver Annabelle’s 3rd & 4th quest releases where made available in the last two weeks. They were dubbed "The Grandiose Journey" and "Into Darkness".  Ask your local Cavern Crier for the Special Event Ki-mails!

Age Building: J'Kla and Lunanne went into detail about Age building, in order to remove the mystery and stigma surrounding it.  J'Kla related his own experiences in designing his Ages using Blender 2.49b, while Luna explained about the programming issues involved.

/Ignore Function: Gahlen (& Luna for technical questions)  shared the possible upgrades to /ignore function in URU. It is hoped different “levels” will be added…Not only would the offender’s chat disappear, but their avatar would become invisible and the offender also would not be able to see the player ignoring them, thus eliminating griefing significantly.  Adam/Hoikas of the Guild of Writers now has a “working” version being tested for possible inclusion into the game at a later date.

OpenUru.org: JWPlatt, Mac and rarified from OpenUru.org had a Q& A with explorers. Items discussed were their upcoming shard, plus game additions /fixes under development (including the upgraded ignore function). Applications for testers of their new shard to be taken soon.

Guild of Messengers: Lastly, Leonardo & crew discussed GoMe business.  The 1st edition of the new magazine The Cavern Post will hopefully be out this month. GoMe is also recruiting to reactivate the Cavern Criers within Ae’gura.

Full story: http://www.guildofmessengers.com/

KI Mail: All Guilds Meeting Summary (Jan/2012)

January 7, 2012; Special Edition/News Update (Submitted by Doobes):
****A full summary & chatlog is available online.*****

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* Guild of New Greeters: Making their second appearance at the AGM, the GoNG announced their first full fledged members: Trekluver, TomVal, Adamyst and Doobes. Also mentioned was the new website/wiki (http://newgreeters.openuru.org) and they are still accepting new members if anyone is interested.

* The Open Cave: Making their first showing at the AGM was the TOC team.  The Open Cave is the name of their new shard that works much like the current MOULa shard, only with custom additions, such as pets that follow you around the Ages, and a new version of the city called the "City of Dimensions". They encouraged visitors to their site (http://the-open-cave.net) to sign up. Their installer will copy your current MOULa files into a new directory to modify them for TOC.

* OpenUru.org: Also making an appearance was JWPlatt, Mac, and rarified from OpenUru.  They took the opportunity to bring everyone up to speed on their own new shard, Minkata. JW also took some time to personally thank everyone who had helped to test the server so far, including Adam "Hoikas" Johnson.  rarified was keen on getting as many people into the shard for a proper "stress test" at some point in the near future.

* Guild of Messengers: GoMe finished out the meeting, led by Lunanne this month while Leonardo was away. The first online issue of The Cavern Post has been finished, so Luna took time to describe what was in this particular issue.  The team is looking forward to getting to work on the next one, with a target of releasing a new magazine every month. The CP will take any/all content that is submitted.

* CAVCON: Over the course of the meeting, it was mentioned the CAVCON meter had fallen back to 3. Many presenters/explorers in the audience encouraged others to donate to the fund, going so far as to suggest another Cavcon Party.

Full story: http://guildofmessengers.com

Wall of Honor

Historical Guild - D'ni

Restored Guild - Cavern Explorers

Members that have given much to the benefit of the Cavern's new inhabitants. 

 

Historical Guild Information found at DPWR.net

Interviews

Here you can find all the Guild of Messengers' Interviews

GoMe Questions for Rand

In this document Messengers can add their questions to Rand, to be asked during the Mysterium 2011 interview.

  1. Are you aware of the licencing issues that prevent GoW and OpenUru developers from publishing compiled CWE clients?
  2. What are Cyan's thoughts behind the recent MystOnline:UruLive Forum restructuring? Seems like you are pushing people to visit other websites to see what is really happening in the OpenSource and Guilds "world".
  3. Have you ever read our new Go! Magazine or our old Newspaper?

Interview with Jahmen

 

Jahmen: Around early Oct 2006 I started playing MOUL Beta. The top of the great staircase in Ae’Gura was as far as we could go, although a few of us were able to jump off the roof of the Tokotah building into the city.  Ah the memories, the fun!  My initial Marker Quest and Jalak Dador games started out as individual games until I got the idea to incorporate the use of both into a single game. 

GoMe_Irissa:  What is your experience with other stand alone Myst related titles?

Jahmen: I can proudly say I have played through every Myst Game without a single cheat! Each game took about 2 weeks, playing 10 to 14 hours a day. When I got stuck on an Age I would go to another. I began map making, drawing out the Ages and puzzles to help me work them out, starting back with Myst.  Exile & Path of the Shell were the most fun to play.  Riven, though, is a classic with the graphic videos that were part of the main story arc.

GoMe_Irissa: You built the Marker Games Bevin in late March, 2010. What kind of success has that had in drawing explorers together, to enjoy these kinds of games?

Jahmen: I think anyone who has ever built up a Bevin knows that it takes a strong commitment and a lot of hard work.  We need to attract players who have leadership and organizational skills. It will take time to create these world-class Marker quest games and a system that Explorers can submit and receive Marker quest games.

GoMe_Irissa: You posted a somewhat controversial post in the official URU forums recently. 

Jahmen: I did and I also posted an apology for my lack of tact. I always learn something useful from those who post a reply. I respect their rights to views and interests that lie apart from my own.  I don't think I'm alone in believing the In-Game Guilds should be better organized and create their own websites and In-Cavern Bevins. The Guild of Greeters and the Guild of Messengers have done a terrific job in that regard.

GoMe_Irissa:  How would you like to see Events being handled by the various In-Cavern guilds and communities?

Jahmen: MOUL again is in its infancy right now.  The community is trying to heal itself from the pain suffered from the shut down of MOUL.  Having a presence and basic agenda would greatly benefit the community at large. Case in point being the Guild of Greeters who have quickly managed to organize themselves, while being knowledgeable and helpful.

GoMe_Irissa: Would you like to say anything in particular to our reader audience?

Jahmen: When Game content runs out, new games and other event content is needed to fill the void.  A production machine that handles new Marker Quest and Jalak Dador games would be good.  It was never my intention for the MARKER GAME's Bevin to be anything more than a final depository of Marker Quest and Jalak Dador games.

I formed the MARKER GAME's Bevin to organize and use the Marker Quest and Jalak Dador games to create something that the URU community In-Cavern Guilds can get behind in purpose.

The idea of the In-Cavern Guilds organizing themselves around these Games to create, develop and refine a system to create new content is a win win, no matter how things go in the future. Any new Game can just be added into the system.  This way there is something for every explorer, because it generates a wider range of choices.

It is my hope that the In-Cavern Guilds will become the creative source and force for the Marker Quest and Jalak Dador Games. I strongly believe these Games were created by Cyan for the In-Cavern Guilds to organize themselves in developing them for the URU community of explorers as a common shared bond of interest.