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Tynian (I)
The Great Dwarf
The Creator
Created September 1993
Status Active
Race Dwarf
Classes Cleric
Areas Written Eastern Plains
Great Western Road
The North
The West
Immorted September 1993
Admin Duties Overall Oversight (1993-present)
Code Writer (1993-present)
Area Coordinator (1995-1996)

Mud Contributions:

  • 424 bard memorization phrases in use.
  • 43 newbie advice entries in use.
  • Creation of the Bard Class
  • Bajillions of lines of code

Current Description

You see a dwarf.  What did you expect?

Tynian's Immortal Profile/Bio

(Taken from the TFC Website Archives)
The origins of Tynian the Dwarf have been obscured with time. It is rumored that he came from a world called Challenger. His essence was at first that of a Paladin, following the lead of Maurice, a young Paladin on the world of Challenger. He was not known as Tynian then, but some other, long forgotten, name. It is just as well. As a Paladin- initiate, he died over and again, always being trod into dust by the various perils of the world. Finally, that Paladin rose from the ashes no more, and his essence became that of a dwarven warrior named Tynian. Tynian fared better, his knowledge and experience growing with time. He became Good, and embraced the Church, becoming a cleric. He looked on as Mangar and Gata, the Great Powers of the universe, smiled upon Maurice the Paladin, and Maurice ascended to immortality. Inspired, Tynian decided that he, too, wished to be worthy of the honor, and shortly thereafter was granted immortality.

Both Tynian and Maurice grew more powerful in the ways of immortality, and became the leaders of mortals, and shapers of the land. Then, suddenly, the world vanished...

Without their world, Tynian and Maurice grew weaker, and discovered fear, as they realized that their godly power was fading. Saddened by the destruction of the world they had been so fond of, they used their remaining power to shape a new world in the image of that which they lost. Using the wisdom he found as a mortal cleric, Tynian sought the power of IvoryTiger, knowing that IvoryTiger's assistance would be invaluable to the development of this new world.

Tynian has a reputation for being surly and impatient. The strain of keeping the world from flying apart, as well the difficulty with guiding TFC's evolution, probably contributes to this. Yet, it is a burden he willingly carries, in hopes that others find enjoyment in the creation. Be warned: Tynian gives no quarter to those who seek to defy the Rules, or those who feel they do not need to listen to his immortals.

WHO Lists:

Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Irritated Implementor of TFC                 03/02/01
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: If no answer, try again later.               11/11/01
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: All I got for New Year's was this title. :(  03/10/02
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Illusions, Inc.                              03/18/02
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Too much help from Murphy (stupid law).      06/01/02
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Caught in a coding 'black hole'              06/09/02
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Have you petted the Lag Beast today?         06/17/02
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Nice Lag Monster.. where's that stick?       06/23/02
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: _approved_ bard testers give me a tell       07/21/02
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Mourning sleep lost. (AFW/AFK)               07/28/02
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Take TFC down, put it back up, down, up ...  08/03/02
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Put the code in, rip it out...               08/10/02
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian notches back the sarcasm a couple of clicks.  08/12/02
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: 10 lb. 6 oz. 22 1/4" nephew-sleep deprived   08/19/02
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian is NOT running 2 quests: See CORDIR.          09/22/02
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Judge, jury, and executioner                 11/10/02
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Don't worry; just visiting!                  01/08/03
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian 2.x or not 2.x, THAT is the question ;-)      01/09/03
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Two-x or not two-x... :-)                    01/11/03
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Taking the rain with the rainbows (AFW/AFK)  02/09/03
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Well, it worked in TESTING. *grumble*        02/21/03
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Is he *really* here, or AFW/AFK?             05/02/03
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian, visiting Implementor!                        10/26/03
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Audiences in person only :-)                 12/07/03
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Two out of three ain't bad...                03/07/04
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian will NEVER level either                       07/24/04
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian, Owner of Longship, and Fleet Admiral         07/24/04
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian is watching the quiet ones.                   07/24/04
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian is a quiet one.                               07/24/04
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: I name "Sadow's Folly" - have it?            07/25/04
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian the dwarf.                                    08/06/04
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian is tinkering with code. (AFW)                 08/08/04
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian, seeks a pattern within this Place!           08/18/04
Dwa [    Implementor    ]  Tynian: AFK, updating the TAG charter.              09/08/04
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian might be here, might be afk. give money.      09/09/04
Dwa [       He-Man      ] Tynian: Master of the Universe!  Where's Sorceress?  01/03/05
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Only the good die young. (AFW/K)             04/26/05
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian puts the STUD in studying (AFW/K)             05/08/05
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: May be here... or AFW/K. It's a mystery      09/09/05
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Every dog has his day.                       01/24/06
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Here?  AFW?  AFK?  It's a mystery.           01/31/06
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian, Olympic coach for the National Mob Team.     02/16/06
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian is pondering his next move.                   07/08/06
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: The light attheendofthetunnel is a TRAIN!    07/19/06
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian is a cranky old dwarf.                        08/03/06
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian is getting that loving feeling back...        09/24/06
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian?  Nope, it's the Tynbot (tm) trigger!         10/21/06
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Tell me if you have quest items to submit.   09/30/07
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Bending reality for over 13,000 years.       11/08/07
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: The kid with the magnifying glass.           11/20/07
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: How do I log in again...?                    03/06/08
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Every party needs a wet blanket.             03/16/08
Dwa [    Implementor    ] Tynian: Now where'd I put that magnifying glass...?  03/25/08
Dwa [      Founder      ] Tynian: RL can suck the life outta ya.               02/02/09
Dwa [      Founder      ] Tynian: Who says I'm NEVER here?  Here I am!         03/15/09
Dwa [      Founder      ] Tynian: Ashes, ashes, we all fall down.              03/21/09
Dwa [      Founder      ] Tynian: Is it organization or bureaucracy?           01/24/11
Dwa [      Founder      ] Tynian: Please leave a message. *beeeep*             01/25/11
Dwa [      Founder      ] Tynian: A debuggin' we will go.                      02/13/11
Dwa [      Founder      ] Tynian: Working on my wife's PC (AFK).  Leave msg.   02/21/11
Dwa [      Founder      ] Tynian is looking at change weather bug.             03/12/11
Dwa [      Founder      ] Tynian: Looking at random number generation.         03/19/11
Dwa [      Founder      ] Tynian hates drama. +rift                            03/19/11
Dwa [      Founder      ] Tynian: TFC is a ticking time bomb.                  03/20/11
Dwa [      Founder      ] Tynian: Mayor of Ghost Game.                         01/17/15 (Test Port)


  • Before the release of 3x, Tynian briefly "demoted"/recreated himself to Lesser God, to show others that one could run an effective Good following, as Siren said that the alignment was not viable. She was allowed to switch to the Evil alignment at this time. He used the name "Tynain" in addition to "Tynian" at this time.
Dwa [    Lesser God     ] Tynian needs to see Ice Puppy <Inv 51>
  • At one point, Tynian declared war on the Ash Moon Coven, as a result of being Hexed by Bliss. Log: Coven at war with Tynian
  • Cordir wrote a description for Tynian, but he hasn't ever used it (stating he feels folks should write their own).
The dwarf before you is not of unusual stature nor do his muscles ripple
with Herculean strength.  His beard is moderate, if a bit touselled, and 
appears to have been chewed on at length by either children, a small pet,
or both.  He seems somewhat distracted, as if he was considering several
details or problems all at once. He makes a sort of low, pondering noise,
not quite a grumble but not yet a 'hmm.' As the sound escapes his throat
the ground underfoot shifts slightly, which he does not appear to notice.
  • And indeed, Tynian did write his own description, which in his opinion is not only sufficient, but has been broken in over the years. It is a comfortable description, that gets right to the point:
You see a dwarf.  What did you expect?