a 1997 & prior tfc timeline (most recent stuff first)

Thanks a ton to those who submitted logs and events, and to those who let me use logs from their collections so they could all be in one place. If you have any events or logs to submit, please send them to me (along with the date they took place if you know it).

12/31/97 - Take a look at the New Year's Eve party.

12/14/97 - Tahlm is deleted by Madman. There is a scary attack of lag. Moltar retires (Hel [ Wa: 6 Ma:24 ] Moltar got a lousy shirt at DR. *MISCHIEF*). A wizlist and some who lists from this day. ### Lonar killed by the one-legged turkey at Entrance to the Grunting Boar Inn. Nightfall is created.

12/13/97 - Tokugawa posts an immortality petition. Natilena reaches Th:17 Ma:17 Ra:15 and gets a train. Ptarchyzk reaches Th:17 Wa:16 (regaining 17 thief). Blystur is created.

12/6/97 - An area list from this day.

12/2/97 - Madman posts a note about the immortality quest.

12/1/97 - Jan and all his chars (Jan, Raja, Dacrphyil) are deleted for "inciting others to multiplay".

11/20/97 - Oak gets the record for the fastest-quest-item-getter. Here's what happened. Tamar joins Rhina.

11/17/97 - A who list from this day.

11/16/97 - Humble is created.

11/14/97 - Rhina's alignment is changed from Good to Neutral.

11/12/97 - A who list from this day. A few Madman antics from Natilena's point of view.

11/11/97 - Version 3.00t is installed.

11/9/97 - An early 3x score for a "semi-retired (2x) mortal".

11/7/97 - Triston is a Questor and Masher is STILL an Ambassador at this point.

11/3/97 - Some who lists from this day.

11/2/97 - Tokugawa becomes an Initiate (which was the step prior to becoming an Ambassador when promotions were done this way).

11/1/97 - Nayla turns 1000! Dadon is an Ambassador at this point. A who list from this day. Version 3.00n of TFC is installed.

10/31/97 - Tynian posts an fyi note about equipment purges.

10/30/97 - Madman posts an fyi note granting amnesty to those who've been coolered. Today is the highest peak 3x usage, with 68 people on at once.

10/28/97 - Tynian posts an fyi note about bug reports. Sibyl is created.

10/27/97 - Palin is created. Tynian posts an fyi note about changes in immortality. Splat is retired this week.

10/26/97 - "Madness", or, the last few minutes of 2x. (Can you say spam?) Here's a zipped version of the end of 2x in case my filesize limit kicks in and you don't feel like clicking 10 times to get the html version. (It IS there, and you'll get it eventually, but...) A log of Slue, the corpse collector. THEN, 3x goes live! (Version 3.00 of TFC was compiled at 15:44.) Here's a random log of part of the first day of 3x (and once again, the zipped version of it because of the size limit).

10/24/97 - A beta test of 3x on the test mud.

10/19/97 - A who list from this day. Taxes are in effect on the mud at this point for items that are overlimit. (You own a couatl feather, but it is over the allowed limit. A couatl feather will cost 1 in taxes.)

10/17/97 - How people's scores looked in 2x. Dracos is created. Lysanthir has a KILLER flag.

9/21/97 - A note about Conclave statistics as of today.

8/25/97 - Check out Telamon's zombies.

8/21/97 - A few who lists from this day, along with a look description of Kim. Some silly happenings with Cerebus.

8/13/97 - A poem from Angua (and one from Tennyson). And, a series of odd comments on cant and auction.

8/8/97 - A who list from this day.

8/6/97 - Madman posts a note about 3x beta chars. A who list from this day.

7/28/97 - A who list from this day. Version 2.82h is installed.

7/27/97 - There is a brief delay, and then Solanthas and Lania are married. Late this day, Agape is retired/deleted. Here's an email on the topic of the deletion of Agape.

7/5/97 - Gregar levels to 5 ranger. Elean levels to 8 cleric.

7/4/97 - A who list from this day.

6/30/97 - Some funny stuff happens on cant. Natilena the MURDERER.

6/28/97 - Legionaire is created. Stafellayinn reaches Ra:21 Ma:20 Th:18.

6/1/97 - Madman runs a quest (warning, big log). ELECTA levels to 26 warrior. Ghengis and Azrael are created. A who list from this date. Valin reaches Th:14 Ma:20. Katun levels to 5 mage. Theoden reaches Wa: 6 Cl: 9. A conversation with Polnevdra about family matters.

5/30/97 - Version 2.82a is installed. Khore posts "The Question" and "The Answer".

5/24/97 - Ptarchyzk asks for some help with re-equipping. Trix is created. Brightbranch reaches Ra:11 Ma: 9 Th: 9. Zloty reaches Cl:18 Wa:17. A who list from this day. Drizzt posts a sort-of retirement note.

5/18/97 - Twotone dies to the IceWorm in the Frigid Wastelands and Zakath, Kira and Natilena do the corpse retrieval. Humphrey reaches Ma:16 Wa:11. Sarelk reaches Cl:22 Wa:15. Myro dies and looks for a god+.

5/14/97 - I turn into a pker. (Yeah, right ;P)

5/11/97 - Dalaran reaches effective 50th (Ma:30 Th:30 Wa:30) at 1344 playing hours. A wizlist from this day.

5/10/97 - Natilena and Zakath get married! Phineas levels to 4 warrior, as does Farkis. Music gets added to the TFC homepage by Madman. A who list from this day.

5/02/97 - Oak reaches effective 50th (Ma:30 Wa:30 Th:30) at 1436 playing hours.

4/29/97 - Sarelk reaches Cl:17 Wa:11. Deneb levels to 10 ranger. Poacher reaches Cl:13 Wa:15. Smurf reaches Wa:27 Cl:30. A partial who list from this day.

4/21/97 - Triston reaches effective 50th (Th:30 Wa:30 Ma:30) at 2098 playing hours.

4/17/97 - Several who lists from this day. Zrie reaches effective 50th (Th:30 Wa:30 Ma:30) after 1746 playing hours.

4/16/97 - Cerebus goes for a walk. A log of communication channels from Natilena. A who list from this day.

4/02/97 - Baconbits reaches effective 50th (Ma:30 Ra:30 Th:30) at 1752 playing hours.

4/01/97 - Myronides reaches effective 50th (Ra:30 Th:30 Cl:30) at 1086 playing hours.

3/23/97 - Information on TFC version 3.x and some thank-yous are sent to the tfc mailing list.

3/19/97 - Asia reaches effective 50th (Sh:30 Wa:30 Th:30) at 1170 playing hours.

3/14/97 - Jyslin has a baby. Here's the rp-only edited log of it, and here's the uh, unedited version of the log which gives a "different" perspective ;)  (Note, it IS here, keep clicking if you get a not found.) A look at Rhina's temple.

3/12/97 - Azzark reaches effective 50th (Ra:50 Th:50 Cl:50) at 1226 playing hours.

2/28/97 - Jahiliya becomes the first female to reach effective 50th (Ra:30 Sh:30 Th:30), at 1666 playing hours.

2/22/97 - Belemvor reaches effective 50th (Wa:30 Ma:30 Th:30) at 938 playing hours.

2/20/97 - Myronides and Larry on cant. Foolkiller runs a quest called "the gauntlet" for his followers.

2/11/97 - I get really nosy & wind up in the god realms. Mojo & Bane swap stories.

2/5/97 - TFC is at version 2.78b.

2/2/97 - Syla gets bored. The Lord of Oblivion speaks. Pippin joins Foolkiller. A look description of Foolkiller. Later this day, there are all sorts of goings ons in Foolkiller's temple (Including the death of Foolkiller & Frostflower, a pregnancy announcement, and a temple redecorating party). (A who list from this day. ### [Furious replied to Talia (in common) 'Ya, mud is so counterproductive'] and ### [Somewhere, Zrie utters the words, 'create ice cream']

2/1/97 - The Lord of Oblivion exerts his will. Kollen becomes Darkmoon's official scribe. Version 2.77f is installed.

1/28/97 - Valence is created. Oak reaches Th:18 Ma:27 Wa:18. Alustriel reaches Ra:20 Ma:20 Th:10. Stafellayinn reaches Ra: 5 Ma: 9. ### [Exparrot replied to Elistan (in common) 'but he's pretty popular now.. you'd run the risk of pk by association,,']

1/19/97 - Malkil wonders if Nayr is on.

1/17/97 - A failed pk attempt.

1/11/97 - Khore posts "I, Pker" to the TFC mailing list. Version 2.76at is installed. Right around this time the mud school is replaced with Camp Tolanrael.

1/10/97 - Nameless celebrates his rl birthday mud-style. Lennon levels to 15 warrior. Moribund levels to 11.

12/27/96 - Khore cants 'This is not my lag. This has been a disclaimer.'.

12/22/96 - A large Christmas GT is held in Phoenix, with Sohcahtoa, Wyrm, Splat, Shinu, Caradoc, Aladin, Foolkiller, Xaviera, Tokugawa, Furnock, Shushila, Kell, Agape, Crysania, Emaleth, Cerebus, JohnPaul, Syrinx, Facade, Gwyrdain, Scroll, Darkmoon, Malaki, Larry, Jyslin, Lorna, Zrie, Madman, Tynian, Assilem, Wazoo, Phooey, Kaplin, Zipp/Voltron, Marisa, Sloan, Nayr, Jaxxon, Maltor, Syla, & Talia attending.

12/20/96 - Coleman posts a series of christmas notes.

12/18/96 - Zarous posts "The Stuff of Adventure!".

12/12/96 - Version 2.76as is installed.

12/8/96 - A who list from this day. Malkil reaches Ma:21 Th:21. ### [Somewhere, Shylok chants like a little engine 'I tink I know, I tink I know, I tink I know'] Right around this time, Welverin is deleted and given a grave.

12/3/96 - The ICP (a bunch of little level-camping newbie killers) is forced to level. Laujar reaches Ma:10 Th:10 Ra:15.

11/30/96 - Version 2.76ar is installed, which removes bandage as a skill.

11/13/96 - Nalor reaches Cl:16 Wa:16. A who list from this date.

11/9/96 - Jahiliya cants (in common) 'Who votes I get to talk to my inner thoughts instead of this silly boring demi I'm currently stuck with? :>'. Jahiliya cants (in common) 'my inner thoughts are so much more fun...they speak to me in dwarven and wonder what color they should dye their hair...'.  Version 2.76an is installed.

11/4/96 - Version 2.76am is installed.

11/2/96 - An old 2x group kills Ebencaleneezer.

10/31/96 - Boo! It's Halloween! Triston gossips (in common) 'scary stories in recall while its dark out'. Tokugawa battles Madman's pet demon. A who list from this day. Everyone moshes. ### [Ebola told king (in common) 'I hate thieves with info 3']

10/30/96 - Tokugawa kills the assassin to reach effective 50th (Ra:30 Th:30 Ma:30) at 2742 playing hours!

10/29/96 - Version 2.76al is installed.

10/17/96 - Phooey reaches effective 50th (Ra:30 Ma:30 Th:30) at 1006 playing hours, and is killed by Madman's pet demon. He holds the record for quickest to 50. Tamar and Valor are created and join Lorna. Version 2.76ah is installed.

10/14/96 - Midgaard is under attack by meteor swarm. The mayor of mg gets taught a lesson.

10/11/96 - Boyardee levels to 3. A partial who list from this day. Masher is an Ambassador at this point. MG grouping is a great way to knock off 3k xp in 30 minutes. (You just have to make sure you don't get confused and go splat.) ### [Merlyn told Unknown (in common) 'can u smile at me ,i think i got sex change']

10/5/96 - The mud's disk dies and is replaced, and player files from the previous week are used on the replacement. (All files created between 9/29/96 and now were only temporary.) Here's an explanation.

9/29/96 - Version 2.76af is installed.

9/24/96 - A GT is held in Costa Mesa, California, with Ivarr (the host), Marisa, Zarous, Khore, Foolkiller, Gryphon, Tokugawa, Einskaldir, T'Far, Cordir, ZARA, Polnevdra, Taffron, Nameless, Xaviera & Feydorian among the mudders attending.

9/23/96 - Two newbies (named Blazing and uh, Saddles) keep Sajkald the Ambassador on his toes. (Well, or at least gives him something to do.)

9/21/96 - Tokugawa is killed by a fido while mg grouping. (Ok, so Darkmoon's rift may have had something to do with his death...) Cyrix, Assilem, Dadon & Sajkald are all Ambassadors at this point. A who list from this day.

9/18/96 - Version 2.76ac is installed.

8/24/96 - Welverin reaches effective 50th (Th:30 Ra:30 Ma:30) at 2766 playing hours.

8/23/96 - Version 2.76x is installed.

8/1/96 - The original Bubba is created. (Not the person who plays in 3x.)

6/24/96 - Coleman posts a note about soul rift to the TFC mailing list. (At the time, naked shamans ruled the mud.)

6/10/96 - Jaator reaches effective 50th (Ma:30 Ra:30 Th:30) at 1596 playing hours, and is killed by Madman's pet demon. Lancelot posts "Ode to the Hunters of the Black Conclave".

5/28/96 - Syrinx becomes the first to reach effective 50th (Th:30 Wa:30 Ma:30) at 1550 playing hours. (Note, this log IS here, keep clicking if you get a notfound.) Toward the end of this month, Khore is promoted to Ambassador.

5/16/96 - Zarous is promoted to Ambassador! Zrie duals to warrior. A who list from this day. Right around this time, Aries is created and Ginny retires.

4/18/96 - Version 2.76j is installed. Also this month: Molo is promoted to Demigod and The Black Conclave is formed. Syla & Pyros are married. Khore marries Risa, a level 20 ogress, in a wedding ceremony performed by Syla. (Soon thereafter, Risa leaves for a desperately needed stay at a charm school, from which she still infrequently escapes and steps on people. The wedding was later annulled.)

4/5/96 - Aladin shocks the mud by dualing to cleric at level 20 thief. At the time the idea of a thief/cleric was unheard of (and was thought to be an exceedingly stupid, character-destroying idea). A who list from this day. Right around this time Erond and Daark post retirement notes.

3/24/96 - Version 2.76i is installed.

3/10/96 - Version *alpha* of TFC is installed on the test mud. (Looks like this was probably the first version of 3x.) Right around this time, Pyros immorts.

2/23/96 - Pyros and Lorna are both still mortal at this point.

1/24/96 - A who list from this day.

1/18/96 - Version 2.730 is installed.

12/31/95 - A who list from this day.

12/22/95 - A log of Tynian vs. Asia. Guess who won? (Includes a very old who list.)

12/15?/95 - A Christmas GT is held in Phoenix, with Darkmoon, Ginny, Szordrin, Marisa & about 5 others attending.

Fall/95 - Ginny is promoted to Ambassador, about 2 weeks after the one and only time she is pk'd. (She was killed for one single piece of eq - a pair of gauntlets - while out xping with Coleman and on an emergency boiling-over spaghetti rescue mission.)

8/23/95 - A who list from this day. Sometime this summer the first Dutch GT is held in the Netherlands.

8/13/95 - Marisa & Talen get married.

7/95 - Tokugawa is created.

6/95 - Slayer immorts, and is deleted shortly afterwards for switching into Slue and killing a mortal.

5/95 - Daliah retires around this time. Marisa and Talen are xping in Ofcol when Diana dies of plague in front of us, fully eq'ed. We scoop up her eq and manage to trade it all to Ozymandius for (among other things) *two* Rods of Neutrality (+5 damage lights).

3/95 - Marisa, Talen & Talbot are created. (Apparently not very many RL women are playing the mud at this point, since Marisa is asked by a "someone" if she is really a girl.) At this point in time, the mud crashes several times a day, every day, and there is no auto-save feature in place. (Which means that upon reconnect you often find yourself somewhere you were a half hour ago, or whenever you last manually saved. This is probably why the phrase "save often" came into being...) Schwartz is created sometime in early 95. Just prior to this, 2x goes live. Anyone with information prior to this (or for that matter after this) to add to the timeline, please contact me at info@taylorthomas.com. Thanks :)

3/94 - TFC goes live! IvoryTiger joins TFC about this time, after TFC was up and running on its first minimally-modified Merc version. An ancient 1x who list.

late 92 - Maurice and Tynian begin the planning stages for TFC.

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2004:  (from 12/31/04 to 1/1/04)

2003:  (from 12/31/03 to 6/15/03) and (6/14/03 to 3/29/03) and (3/28/03 to 1/1/03)

2002:  (12/31/02 to 10/21/02) and (10/20/02 to 7/21/02) and (7/20/02 to 4/26/02) and (4/25/02 to 1/1/02)

2001:  (12/31/01 to 10/1/01) and (9/30/01 to 7/1/01) and (6/30/01 to 1/5/01)

2000:  (12/30/00 to 1/6/00)

1999:  (12/28/99 to 1/9/99)

1998:  (12/26/98 to 1/1/98)

1997 & prior:  (12/31/97 to 3/4/94)

odds & ends:  (undated logs)

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