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Dinin Do'Urden (I)
Ebon Lorebringer
Created Fall, 1996
Status Inactive
Race Human
Classes Mage
Last Seen 2008, by DarkClaw
Followed Lorna
Spouse Polnevdra Zrelendar
Partner DarkClaw
Parents Welverin
Children Quizzatz
Relatives Drizzt Do'Urden

Mud Contributions:

Current Description:

September 16, 1999:
A man shrouded in the cloths of his well-worn cloak and black leathers, sits silently; seemly oblivious to his surroundings and those around him. you can barely make out the small printed words in a lateral list: Loth Llotherian, Dwarven Mines, Harper's Landing, Midgr.... The rest obscured by his low pulled cowl. A wicked looking tattoo of a grim grinning skull has been forged into his forearm. Writen around this skull is Old-Common reading: Death Before Dishonor! Your eyes turn to a flicker of light that has been reflected from a nearby light source, you spy an amulet dangling from his neck; it's shape one of a spider with all eight arms, each wielding a different weapon. -={ Sigil House Do'Urden }=-
Dinin has a special twinkle in his eye.

WHO Lists:

Hum [ Th:11 Ma:12 Ra:11 ] Dinin Do'Urden.                              Tiger          12/25/1996
Hum [ Ra:15 Ma:15 Th:15 ] Dinin Do'Urden.                         Wyld Tiger          02/23/1997
Hum [ Ra:15 Ma:15 Th:15 ] Dinin Do'Urden.                         Wyld Tiger          02/23/1997
Hum [ Ma:24 Ra:25 Th:24 ] Dinin Do'Urden                          Wyrm Tiger          04/29/1997
Hum [ Ma:22 Ra:23 Th:22 ] Dinin Do'Urden.                         Wyld Tiger          05/10/1997
Hum [ Ra:30 Ma:30 Th:30 ] Dinin Do'Urden Tiger Guard -=Wyrm=-                         06/01/1997
Hum [ Ra:30 Ma:30 Th:30 ] (KILLER) Dinin Do'Urden.                Wyld Tiger          08/06/1997
Hum [ Ra:30 Ma:30 Th:30 ] Dinin Do'Urden Tiger Guard -=Wyrm=-                         07/??/1997
Hum [ Ra:28 Ma:28 Th:28 ] Dinin Do'Urden                                              12/30/1998
Hum [ Ra:28 Ma:28 Th:28 ] Dinin Do'Urden seeks Vocalist. .-={ Tiger Guard             06/21/1999
Hum [ Ra:28 Ma:28 Th:28 ] Dinin: Let the record show I disagree -={Tiger}=-           07/07/1999
Hum [ Ra:29 Ma:28 Th:28 ] Dinin Do'Urden, the Ebon Lorebringer of Death. AFK          09/15/1999
Hum [ Ma:27 Ra:30 Th:28 ] Dinin Do'Urden, Ebon Lorebringer of Death. V Star V         11/28/1999
Hum [ Ma:27 Ra:30 Th:28 ] Dinin Do'Urden, Ebon Lorebringer of Death. V Star V         12/??/1999
Hum [ Ma:28 Ra:30 Th:28 ] Dinin Do'Urden V Star V                                     01/11/2000
Hum [ Ma:28 Ra:30 Th:28 ] Dinin Daermon N'a'shezbaernon of House Do'Urden             08/29/2000
Hum [ Ma:28 Ra:30 Th:28 ] Dinin Do'Urden                                              02/25/2001
Hum [ Ma:28 Ra:30 Th:28 ] Dinin Do'Urden, The NightStalker in a DreamWorld            10/18/2001
Hum [ Ma:28 Ra:30 Th:28 ] Dinin Do'Urden                                              07/13/2003
Hum [ Ma:28 Ra:30 Th:28 ] Dinin Do'Urden                                              11/18/2003

Character History:


  • Dinin was specifically mentioned in the temple of Bliss.
  • Dinin is specifically referenced in the history of his grandson, Noctus.
  • Dinin attended Cordir's 1,000th birthday party, bringing her a gift of a cookie.
  • Dinin attended the party thrown for Nameless Demonspawn, circa 1996: Birthday Party for a Demon
  • Dinin was referenced in one of Cordir's entries for a story writing contest: A Night In Midgaard Graveyard., which was an 'interview' of sorts with Dinin's father, Welverin.
  • Dinin was part of the group invited by Kaern to join him on a trip to the Masters Tower.
  • Dinin was one of those who gratz'd Tokugawa on hitting level 50, on 10/26/1996 (or thereabouts).
  • Dinin was the group tank that assisted Trakker in slaying Captain Niall of the Elven Defenders to win a restring prize.
  • Dinin assisted Solanthas with the return of his wedding ring, when it was being held by Avarice of the Black Conclave.
  • Dinin assisted Kelton with his Silver quest, given to the boy by Nayr: Just Like My Dad.

Player Provided Information:

Dinin was an incredible player, and an excellent RP'er from the standpoint of his steadfast commitment to character history... though he was NOT a fan of Thaygar's "we love loss!" concept. Being naked is devastating on TFC characters, and Dinin tried hard to convince Thaygar to change that concept, but ... that's history. He and I used some very interesting tactics in PK, taking the strengths of the mage and the cleric, making them work together, the most effectively. Dinin was feared, but he wasn't full of himself. He wasn't TOO humble, but he also wasn't overly confident. Players of any level could talk to him. But if you were evil, you got to see a side of him that wasn't fun at all. In fact, Dinin's tireless devotion to punishing transgressors against his following struck a chord with me. He didn't need to comment on it: he just did it.
Dinin was most active when I was still trying to learn my way around the realm. In 2x there was hardly any EQ to be found. Most people I associated with were wearing nonmagical items in nearly all their slots. Even the best equipment was +1's and perhaps the extremely rare +2. The thing I remember most about Dinin was that he would leave items from a recent kill on the ground. He often gossiped where he left the items and whoever was quick enough to get to there first would be rewarded well. I once got a +1dmg and thought I was pretty hot stuff. Thanks, Dinin.

Personal Timeline:

Oct 24, 1997: Dinin takes part in the 3x conversion testing.

July 1998: Dinin, a Ranger/Mage/Thief, reaches effective 50th level after 679 playing hours, gaining entry to the TFC Hall of Fame. Shortly afterwards, Dinin leads a group down into the Demon Realm which slays King Ebencaleneezer and his princes.

August 21, 1999: The 'Sudden Death' Round of Lorna's Trivia Quest is rescheduled again, and is held at around 1:00. Team Chipmunk and Team Weasel compete... the first round - everyone fails to answer correctly. The second round - Team Weasel answers the two part question half right. Team Chipmunk answers completely incorrectly. Lorna asks what the teams wish to do. Team Weasel offers to go to a third round... The Third round - both teams answer incorrectly. Faced with a variety of options, Lorna decides to grant first prize to BOTH teams, and the contest is finalized at a tie. Congratulations to both teams! Team Weasel consisted of: Jahiliya of Veladorn as Team Captain, Kennet D'Augustine, Nyx, and Gernoul. Team Chipmunk consisted of Berrin, Abender, Jahar, and Pan. During this quest, an unprecedented event occured... The Death of the Tempest. Team Weasel wishes to specifically thank Dinin, the Ebon Lorebringer of Death, for his aid on the Quest - without whom, they could not have done nearly so well.

September 16, 1999: Dinin, the Ebon Lorebringer, gives Deamhan and Cordir a gift... In a proper ceremony requiring Loss for Gain, Cordir recieves back her long-lost wedding gift to [[Deamhan], and re-bestows it. As a thank-you gift in return, Cordir reads the pattern, and informs Dinin that another member of his bloodline exists, and sets him to the task of finding this lost relative.

November 25, 1999: Thanksgiving Day. Lorna creates a Turkey Egg Quest, scattering eggs on mobs across the Realm. Some of the notable finds include: Grismal finds eggs on the Yochlol, Renajai, the Midnight Dragon, a luggage ramone, and Sahuagin priestess. Hornblower finds eggs on the tribal witch doctor and Skoale. Kilrath discovers some on the Killer Bee, Julius, a ferret, and a duergar cleric. Dinin discovers eggs in the Alpine Meadows, on the Sphinx in the Pyramid, a Mushroom Picker in Dwarvenhold, and a fourth, in an undisclosed location.

May 28, 2001: Jarngrimr, Dinin & Rutherford join the Dreamwalkers.

June 17, 2005: Dinin is named as being one of the many players that Pitt wishes to thank for their contributions towards his enjoyment of the mud.

October 23, 2008: Dinin (I) came back after being gone a few weeks! Yay!

May 19, 2009: DarkClaw accepted Dinin (level 28 mage, level 30 ranger, level 28 thief) into her following.