06/10/2002- Description written on 11/15/2001, by Cordir:
The emaciated, skinny, scruffy bird that stands before you has bizarrely mottled feathers and looks like he's been half-plucked at some point in the not-terribly distant past. He staggers about as if partially (or is it entirely?) drunk - or perhaps he's simply been bonked on the head too many times? Its hard to tell. With such slender legs and arms, he appears to be incredibly frail, and those scrawny knees knock together with the fear of a coward. Strange and faintly glowing talismans hang around his neck and various dead animal skulls in various stages of decay have been glued to his armor, giving him a faintly repulsive appearance. 'Silly bird, silly bird,' he mumbles, reaching over his own shoulder to pat his back. 'Dumbbird, dumbird', he sighs. Keat is in perfect health. Keat is using: <used as light> (Weak magic) (Glowing) some phosphorus lichen <worn on finger> (Moderate magic) a simple gold ring <worn on finger> (Moderate magic) the intricate pewter ring <worn around neck> (Artifact magic) a Major Amulet of True Seeing <worn around neck> (Artifact magic) a Minor Amulet of Health <worn on body> (Moderate magic) a fur vest <worn on head> (Powerful magic) a Shadow Dragon Helm <worn on legs> (Moderate magic) a pair of quilted cloth pants <worn on feet> (Moderate magic) a pair of animal hide knee-high boots <worn on hands> a pair of spiked gauntlets <worn on arms> (Weak magic) a pair of reinforced leather sleeves <worn about body> (Moderate magic) a fur robe <worn about waist> (Moderate magic) a beaded and belled hip scarf <worn around wrist> (Moderate magic) a leather wrist guard <worn around wrist> (Moderate magic) a leather bracer <wielded> (Moderate magic) (Glowing) (Humming) a huge dwarven axe <worn with pride> (Potent magic) the Defense Minister's Symbol of Office <worn with pride> a delicate silver leaf You peek at the inventory: ( 2) a torn piece of packing list (Glowing) a red dragonscale helm (Weak magic) a clear red potion (Moderate magic) a green potion with glowing swirls (Moderate magic) a Minor Amulet of Anti-Theft (Artifact magic) an Amulet of Waterbreathing a dolphin hide bag ( 4) an egg casing bag made from Sendres the High Mage hide (Moderate magic) a quilted cloth sash bag made from Lins hide a sturdy footlocker (Moderate magic) a fur hat
You see nothing special about him.
Keat is standing only by an act of will.
Keat is using:
<used as light> (Magical) (Glowing) a war banner
<worn on finger> (Magical) the sizzling mithril ring
<worn on finger> (Magical) the dull malachite ring
<worn around neck> a regal cape
<worn around neck> (Magical) the curious chalcedony amulet
<worn on body> (Magical) a fur vest
<worn on head> a leather flying helmet
<worn on legs> (Magical) a pair of fur leggings
<worn on feet> (Magical) a pair of animal hide boots
<worn on hands> (Magical) a pair of padded cloth formal gloves
<worn on arms> a pair of leather armguards
<worn about body> a raincoat
<worn about waist> a padded cloth sash
<worn around wrist> (Magical) an amethyst bracer
<worn around wrist> (Magical) an amethyst bracer
<wielded> (Magical) a raven's claw
<held> (Magical) a clear red potion
<worn with pride> a peacock feather
<worn with pride> a peacock feather
Aar [ Wa: 5 ] Keat the Aarakocran 09/21/1996 Aar [ Wa: 9 ] Keat is wondering around thinking about exams 10/31/1996 Aar [ Sh: 8 Wa:17 ] Keat and Xantor mysteriosly died 2gether. IPS 05/20/1997 Aar [ Sh: 9 Wa:17 ] Keat IpS gonna to a mystery isle for some rest 05/24/1997 Aar [ Sh:10 Wa:17 ] Keat iPs very glad he learnt a lesson..(MYSTERY) 05/27/1997 Aar [ Sh:17 Wa:15 ] Keat IpS requiping for 6th trn..MG mayor kill him 04/29/1998 Aar [ Th: 3 Wa:15 Sh:20 ] Keat IpS pinkly naked. This trn IST justice... 06/19/1998 Aar [ Th: 7 Wa:15 Sh:20 ] Keat IpS a Naked simple Pink Bird 07/21/1998 Aar [ Th:17 Wa:15 Sh:20 ] Keat IpS the simple pink poor penniless trn bird 01/17/1997 Aar [ Wa:19 Sh:30 Th:20 ] Keat IpS the top mortal of Aaracity 08/27/2000 Aar [ Wa:21 Sh:30 Th:20 ] Keat IpS the top mortal of Aaracity 10/22/2000 Aar [ Wa:22 Sh:30 Th:20 ] Keat IpS a Simple little Bird.. 11/01/2000 Aar [ Wa:25 Sh:30 Th:20 ] Keat IpS a simple 2.x bird in a messy 3.x world 02/11/2001 Aar [ Th:22 Wa:30 Sh:30 ] Keat IpS a LLU bird in a messy 3.x world 08/14/2001 Aar [ Wa:24 Sh:30 Th:20 ] Keat IpS a simple little bird. 11/27/2001 Aar [ Th:29 Wa:30 Sh:30 ] Keat IpS a LLU 3.x DB bird-We rock round the clock 11/18/2001 Aar [ Wa:30 Th:30 Sh:30 ] Keat- top mortal bird in town - 11/22/2001 Aar [ Wa:30 Th:30 Sh:30 ] Keat: <**> <**> <**> .... 01/24/2002 Aar [ Wa:30 Th:30 Sh:30 ] Keat is in need of cash. Pls give to me!!! 02/28/2002 Aar [ Wa:30 Th:30 Sh:30 ] Keat IS YOUR NEW MIDDLE BIRD FOR TRADING 05/23/2002 Aar [ Wa:30 Th:30 Sh:30 ] Keat iPs rightfully in the Funny Crew *Club 81* 08/23/2002 Aar [ Wa:30 Th:30 Sh:30 ] Keat iPs rightfully good in exclude *85* LLU 12/31/2002 Aar [ Wa:30 Th:30 Sh:30 ] Keat--Watch This Space-- UA Coming Soon 04/27/2003 Aar [ Wa:30 Th:30 Sh:30 ] Keat iPs the top mortal UA bird in town. -LLU- 05/12/2003
Allanon cants, 'I need to kill keat'.
Keat cants, 'if u can sure..'.
Keat cants, 'anyone that kills me link dead or not earns my corpse.'.
Keat cants, 'but be warned.. i swing massacre.'.
Allanon cants, 'heh'.
Keat cants, 'dont come suicide..'.
Keat gossips (in common), 'ok allanon bashed me down to 80hp.'.
Derth auctions (in common), 'Family Mud!'.
Malakost gossips (in common), 'If one more person says family mud .... I'm gonna beat keat with my crossbow :P'.
Keat gossips (in aarakocran), 'WHAT!!?!?!?!?'.
Keat gossips (in common), 'how come its my fault again?'
. Malakost gossips (in common), 'I dont know keat. Forgive me, but you look like a good venting target :) *whistle self*'.
January 2014 Writing Quest Entry, written by Tikruul:
The day was long, it had been a long scrabble over centuries.
Growing, climbing, striving ever higher winds...
...and he was close. Very close.
"Just a few more fights, and I can relax" the ancient Aara thought to himself.
He turned to his next quarry - the Museum's tour guide leader. He'd fought long, and hard, the poor man never saw him coming. The backstab dealt a hefty blow but he turned to fight back. For a mild mannered tour guide, he put up a good, if brief, struggle.
He wiped his weapon free of gore. One more thing. He wanted it to be special…he wanted it to be something truly awesome, bespeaking his status as the realm’s strongest bird. Something to cause the realm to capture him don to shade of plumage in stone, crystal, and precious metals, throughout the realm ---!
He sees a shimmer out of the corner of his eye. Reflexively, after centuries of his path as a shaman, he rifts the haunting ghost. It puts up a fierce battle. Fiercer than the spirit had in life. Rifts flare, curse, chill touch, and weakness are all uttered by his opponent. His cloak shatters, the ghost lands a good hit, but with a final, empowered rift, it as done, and the ghost was no more…only…
### Keat has advanced to level 30.
He half laughs, realizing what has just happened, completely on accident. His dreams of grandeur shattered…but even still.
He had made it. The world’s first level 50 Aarakocran.
- Will never aid a member of the Dawnbringers
- Will always cloak any newbie or Chosen of Fate who asks
- Will teach what I know of the shaman craft to others.
- Keat was mentioned in BlissPoll 2000A, receiving votes for Friendliest Mortal.
- Keat was mentioned in BlissPoll 2002B, tieing for first place with Noctus for Most Generous, and receiving votes for Happiest and Funniest.
- Keat was mentioned sympathetically in a note by Twinklefire about the Dawnbringers, the following he was in at the time.
- Keat is specifically mentioned in the second (Dawnbringer) temple of Torchbearer: A Hidden Meadow.
- Keat killed Borlan with Rubicant and Noctus for level 30 Shaman.
- Keat was a member of IPS.
- Keat represented the letter "K" in the Living Legends Unite (LLU) Alphabet.
- Keat was referenced in The Travels of Thunderoad as "a living legend, and magnificent warrior."
Player Provided Information:
|Noctus says (in common), 'I will always aid any bird or winged person that needs assistance and I will never attack one'.
Gillfen ftells, 'don't tell Keat about that!!'.
12/05/1998: Keat is one of those invited by Kaern to go on a Masters Tower trip.
02/22/2000: Keat reaches the 1 million mark for gold on bank deposit.
03/24/2000: Keat reaches effective level 41, gaining 14 hp, 14 mana.
04/16/2000: Keat reaches SH:30/WA:18/TH:20, slaying Wictor for the level. 05/05/2000: Attempting to reach the Longship for a CR, Keat bad recalls to Velalasier and dies.. Gup, Trakker, Brenick and Tiuri all go in to get his corpse.
09/03/2000: Keat loans Galaphile 1 million gold, AFTER Galaphile lead him into the wrong room in the Volcano, causing Keat to loose 250 kg worth of weight from containers…
09/12/2000: Keat levels to Wa:20 and gains a train!
09/16/2000: Keat dies in Jester's Keep. Adso of Fate braves the billow reeds alone to regain the corpse and return it.
10/27/200: Keat reaches Wa:22.
2/19/01: The Conclave holds a "Day of Deception", using fake titles from other followings, and telling some people that Molo retired. As a result, Edge is merrily sent about the mud by Bliss, his "new" goddess, fetching chocolate for all the ladies. In return, Keat becomes Grand KFC of the Black Conclave.
09/17/2001: Keat kills the "captain commander" for MM#62.
09/23/2001: Dracos dies in Jester's Keep, but Noctus, Keat and Wolfgang complete a successful CR.
09/25/2001: Khore runs a trivia contest and Mael is the winner, receiving two potions of his choice. Keat, Belsambar, Khorlan and Aleka all win minor prizes of a bless or heal potion.
09/27/2001: Keat reaches Th:25\Wa:30\Sh:30.
09/28/2001: Lins announces that he will not help followers of Okk, and Keat does likewise.
10/17/2001: With Lins help, Keat slays the Mayor for level Th:27\Wa:30\Sh:30.
10/27/2001: Keat reaches Th:28 Wa:30 Sh:30.
10/31/2001: Armalag gossips (in common), 'Keat of Aarockra was arrested today at 7am by authorities in Midgaard for the murder of one 'Merrick'. Ongoing investigations are determing whether it was a planned killing or random act of violence'.
11/13/2001: Keat wants a wife.
11/17/2001: Keat joins Torchbearer's Dawnbringers. Keat cants, 'cordir.. u wanna time line this? i dreamt about mudding n stuff while sleeping :('.
11/20/2001: Keat reaches level 50!!! (Th:30 Wa:30 Sh:30). He's the first 2x-er in a looong time to hit 50, and the first aara! He then switches back to warrior.
11/23/2001: ### [Keat pushes DC deeper into the pizza.]
11/22/2001: Keat posts a note about bug abuse and him.
11/29/2001: Keat bad recalls to Master's Tower, and manages to escape in one piece (minus a few feathers).
12/02/2001: Keat gossips (in common), 'i shall create a quotable quote for today :P'
12/27/2001: Keat is released from the Dawnbringers.
12/28/2001: Keat and Teluin go to vulcano and both type mobmaster...both get a fire elemental and get it as well - Keat for MM#64 and Teluin for #63.
02/09/2002: Lexie reaches Ma:26 Th:24 Wa:27, and begins meteor swarming in the temple area. The ghost of Valo begins haunting her. Keat gossips (in common), 'ghost of valo keeps fleeing.. :('. 'its all lexie's fault..'. Anduin gossips (in elven), 'Keat should haunt him with it :)'. Keat gossips (in common), 'ghost of valo worth 200xp.. thanks :)'.
02/28/2002: Keat commissions calling cards for Tylorn and Maldobar (see above) and Bubba from Cordir.
03/08/2002: Gunner, Isolas, Kelanea, Lexie and Kaleyah finally managed to kill Bethany... and as Fate would have it, she ghosted! All the while, a certain Anathema (*cough*Kain*cough*) was harassing the group. Kaleyah, Keat, Indiga, Solaron, Famine and Lexie, having enjoyed their epic battle against Bethany, continue the rampage by killing Justice.
08/07/2002: Keat gets acid blasted today when he accidentally types "k dragon' instead of "l dragon", and lost 10 points of ac when Dhraxx objected to the offense.
08/18/2002: Keat completes mobmaster 81 (the master warrior).
08/24/2002: Keat completes MM#82 - Chromican the paladin.
08/31/2002: Keat kills the leader of Lineoth Valley for MM#83.
09/10/2002: Keat declares that he's going to kill Ladislaw over and over again til he logs off (sob), but then discovers that "someone made ladislaw big" - a DEATH mob.
10/25/2002: Keat finds a +1 dam item, which somehow leads to people making demands on gossip, and ends with dead dust bunnies.
10/28/2002: Midgaard is overrun by birds of all sorts (like a bad Hitchcock movie) when Keat announces on gossip that he owns MG.
11/02/2002: Twelf badrecalled to Velalisier...Keat retrieved the corpse.
11/10/2002: Keat becomes chair-bird of the unofficial OM convention.
11/12/2002: Keat completed MM #84 - Ygren the sword crafter.
11/20/2002: Keat runs for head of the Black Ogre Clan. Ptarchyzk gossips (in halfling), 'Grathuk, please report to Slue so we can remove that illegal level 8. We can't have you getting that big.'), which prompts Keat to try unsuccessfully(?) to get Ptarchyzk rifted for "discouraging newbies from levelling".
11/30/2002: Keat failed his attempt to mobmaster, with the guildmaster as his target. Natilena commiserates by revealing her last mob mastery destroyed 5 containers, which Keat counters with loosing 500 kg of gear on a prior mob mastery!
12/07/2002: Keat makes Someone mad with a discussion about Nash over gossip. The Someone then declares himself not 'just any' FLI, but 'THE FLI'.
12/18/2002: Noctus nearly dies himself when he attempts a CR in Master's Tower for Keat and Belsamber. Pitt assists, and all corpses are returned.
01/24/2003: Edge dies in the Good Shrine, and Noctus and Keat perform the CR.
01/29/2003: Keat attempts to worship Cordir and fails (She isn't online), then decides that Azeworai will be his next deity.
03/17/2003: Keat pummels the Lineoth Valley Camp Leader for MM #86.
04/04/2003: Keat reports that he completed MM #86 at some point in the last two weeks, but doesn't remember what mob or what day, beyond that it was 'some dwarf.'
06/07/2003: Tynian logs on and passes out spell after spell (including rift & flamestrike - Lothauwin and Keat are the masochistic recipients of those) to the first person to say they want it.