Battle Arena and Newsletter2009.

Genesis, the god of timeto Everyone

City leaders, take note that the Quest Master and the Justice Minister are

hereby given access to the ARENA command, for use with combat training,

fight practice and challenges (where appropriate). The Arena is a self-

contained area offering a few dozen locations, easy to move around and

map out, suitable for all types of melee and perfect for practising the

complex art of fighting. Useful helpfiles are: HELP QUESTMASTER for the

Quest Master (and Justice Minister) for info on the ARENA command and

how to set things in motion; HELP COMPETITOR for everyone to read, to

understand the advantages of competitor status (equipment doesn't deplete,

experience loss is off, bloodlust restrictions are removed); and HELP

PRINCE for the city leaders wishing to give out Quest Master/Justice

Minister positions.

The Avalon Newsletter for 2009 is now in its final draft form and will soon

be winging its way to numerous lucky souls around the world. It attempts

to encompass the widespread evolution of the Avalon gamesystem over the

past year (the last newsletter we did was three years or so ago). As you

can imagine, it's fairly long despite being just a summary of many of

the gamesystem additions and a little synopsis of current affairs in the

four cities. We've included HELP PAGLOST1236 to give folks reading the

newsletter a flavour of new warfare. The Newsletter can be read via

HELP NEWS2009 - it is particularly significant for us as Avalon's twentieth

birthday is next month. In order to receive it via e-mail, or simply

to make sure your e-mail address is up-to-date with us (please do this) type

EMAIL followed by your current e-mail address. The newsletter will be

coming out sometime over the next seven days and initial feedback

suggests it's a most illuminating read.

Written by my hand on the 15th of Paglost, in the year 1243.