Topic I: Gloating, abusing and general noise.

Mephisto, god of the nightto Everyone

As a new topic for discussion on this board I'd like to bring up the topic

described above. My reason for doing so is quite simple. You (the fighters)

seemly deathly quiet these days.

I specifically refer to shouts relating to fights that are in progress or

have just been won or lost. It wasn't that long ago that I remember a

huge amount of shouting going on. Not all of it witty or particularly

interesting, but every now and then there would be the odd gem.

I can't remember which mortal it was, but I believe it was a mage I

once heard shout:

Get back you Thakrian dogs! Back to the bitch that suckled you.

(Insert Thakrian name) rises to haunt Avalon as a ghost...

'That's right, I kicked your bitch of a city through the streets of

of Mercinae once before and I'll make her lick her wounds in disgrace

again before I'm through!'... or something to that effect followed.

I believe the Thakrians eventually dug him out of his fortified guild

and, of course, gloated and abused him for hours afterwards as he

recooperated under protection.

The fact that he had been boasting wildly, which he obviously knew

he couldn't back up, and the fact that he gloated after every death

by his hand made his disgrace and the counter-gloating that followed

all the more entertaining.

So, my question is: why doesn't this happen any more?

I suspect it is largely because you end up receiving the usual

pacafist volley of 'Take it to tells'. My natural response to

this is to tell them to go deaf if they don't like it.

The next person I hear gloating, abusing or taunting in a

shout, during or relating to a fight, will get my favour.

Providing it isn't complaints about stock rooms or totally

without wit.

Mephisto, god of the night.

Written by my hand on the 22nd of Ilmarael, in the year 1104.