Well - a truly terrible month for contributions! I can only hope that it was down to the holiday
season. The BBS is picking up nicely and things are looking good, so get those stories, boasts,
threats and whatever else MI related to me in time for next month.
Anyway, here's the links list...
Aaron Fuegi's WWW page for MI
ABM - Monster Island
Electronic Campfire Archives
Message In A Bottle
Monster Island - UK
Monster Island Bulletin Board
PBMNET The World of Internet Gaming
The Crossroads to Monster Island
The Sunken Hollow
TIGHTBEAM The PBM Universe
Yahoo! Play by Mail Games
The Dark Souls
The Shadow Guardians
White Knights of Kabuki
Cricky main page
HMG's Travels in Zargnoth
Nazgul, member of Blood Alliance
Rumata's MI Page
Skizlum Skallaglamm in Zargnoth
Tony Austin's PBM Page
And so, on with the messages...
From: Greg McDougall [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 21 August 1997 19:33
To: 'Electronic Campfire Mailbox'
Subject: Submitted via the MIBBS
To: any Lightsiders
From: Von Zarak
KLN have just completed a temple in the central starth so anyone wanting to visit it should drop
me a line for co-ords.
Adrian <Email address not supplied>
127 bounds green road, London, N11 2PP - 12:55:11 Wednesday 20 August 1997
And that's it!!! I can't let this go out so I've recycled one of my old stories from way back
in issue 5. Apologies to the old timers but the only way to stop it is to contribute!!
Thelma enters a Great Cave.
Wow, this place is big! I light a torch and begin my exploration. Bats fly overhead. Suddenly,
I see a Xanxu Cave Spider approaching - I ready for battle, but it flees (perhaps these
creatures possess intelligence after all!).
A shiver runs up my spine, and I sense a creature near by. The Sneaky Cave Leaper seems crazed,
I change weapons and dispatch it with my Spiked Club (16 for, 5 against). So far, so good.
I explore what looks like a side passage in this huge cavern, but it turns out to be a dead end.
As I turn, a Sqeezy Snake confronts me. Oh well... (6 for, 3 against). I try not to be lulled
into a false sense of security - I haven't even begun to penetrate the cave's depths.
Suddenly, my torch flickers and dies. The shadows rush into to consume me, I take a moment to
relish Shroud's embrace but self-preservation hurries me on to light my second torch. I cannot
help but start as a Cave Pecker rushes out of the expanding pool of light. I swing my Long Sword
and slice the creature neatly in two (10 for, 3 against).
I venture further into a cave's depths, and come upon a huge pool of crystal clear water.
Taking a moment, I drink and fill my waterskin. Almost without warning, a Bortolatomus bears
down on me. This is my first true test and I bring my Long Sword into play to dispatch this
obese monstrosity (90 for, 58 against). That one got a few good blows to my ribs and belly,
and I struggle to light another torch and regain my composure.
As I travel around the edge of the pond I spot an island and shortly after spot stepping
stones leading on to it. Treasure so far has been none existent so I decide to go for it.
I haven't gone half a dozen steps when an Xanxu Wart Toad leaps from the depths and attacks!
Pivoting to avoid being knocked into the pool we clash, it's tongue being no match for my
Long Sword (60 for, 14 against).
I reach the island, finding it craggy and filled with debris. After taking a look around, I
begin rummaging. My last torch fails, and I call on Shroud to bring illumination. Something
glitters under the unnatural light - treasure! A Silver Dragon Statue! I look up and see
three Shifting Wraiths. I have no way of hurting these creatures so I must flee from the island.
I cast another Torchlight spell and I make for the exit, but an Xanxu Cave Spider blocks my
path. I have no time for this... (34 for, 3 against). I rest for a moment, and a Flash Bat
swoops, but some sort of survival instinct protects it and it veers away. I reach the exit,
and breathe fresh air as my spell fades.
And so, on to another month...
Greg / Thelma