The Second

Semi-Annual

MU* Excellence Awards

October 6, 2001

Hosted at: M*U*S*H

Produced by: OtherSpace


Announcement: Trispis shouts, "The OtherSpace gang will be starting their Missed-a-piece Pre-Andy Entertainment in Omphalos Park in just a moment. @tel #0"

The Missed-A-Piece Theatre show is about to start - actors to the stage and stand by.

Romeo Skywalker looks around for a stage?

Leia MacBeth sighs and drags Romeo to the stage. "Thou poltroon..."

A fife begins to play.

A mincing little man with a face like a well-powered rat, balding poofed-up gray hair under a top hat, and a shiny black tuxedo walks up onto the makeshift stage. The stage features a collection of tables and chairs, as well as a dominant C-shaped counter with stools for patrons to inhabit.

"Ladies, gentlemen, aliens from all corners of the galaxy, I welcome you to Missed-A-Piece Theatre. I am Cecil Xavier Thorpwhistle II, Founder and Thespian Emeritus of the MAPT troupe," the tuxedoed man declares as he stands on the stage. "Welcome to tonight's performance. If your theatrical tastes are piqued by this, then I must implore of you to join us at OtherSpace for our regular Shakespeare Appreciation Festivals." Someone hurls a tomato at Cecil, who neatly ducks it as if he has had much practice at evading projectile fruit. He scowls at the brigand and points, saying, "Uncouth individuals such as yourself would do well to bolster our ranks." He clears his throat. "Now, without much further ado," he says, smirking at his Shakespeare reference, "I take you to a cantina long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, in the mist-shrouded city of Mos Elsinore..."

Thorpwhistle moves off the stage, and the lights began to glow dimly on the scene.

Droid Bottom smiles "We come here in humble and joyous castigation of tonight's festivities to offer a prolougue which will explain which we in humble disguise doth attempt. You shall see lovers kiss in disonant harmony,fighters duel for causes of no import. But let no ladies swoon nor men take arms for tis in jest in fun in sport. Know he that weeps is glad in heart for a smile is but a frown upside down we, so sit back and enjoy the restive spirit o of our endeavor

Leia MacBeth walks slowly onto the dim lit stage, distraught, wiping her hands upon her dress. "Out, damned Darth! Out, I say. One, two, three movies, tis plenty of time to do't. Dagobah is murky!" She pauses. "And stinky, besides."

Rubbing her hands, she paces on. "Fie, Luke, Fie! Art thou not too diminutive in stature for a trooper of the storms?" She sighs, rubbing her hands ever more fiercely. "What need I of you or your curst collier coster-monger companion, Sir Solo? Sooner wouldst I lay mine lips upon his befurred companion!"

Suddenly, a soft smile illumines Leia's face. "And yet, what need we fear who knows it, when none can call our Force to account?" A pause. "Yet, who would have thought Sir Kenobi to be mine only hope?" She pads lightly into the tavern and takes a seat.

Romeo Skywalker steps onto the stage, his accent crisp as he speaks. "A trooper of the storms, lady? Nay, do not blaspheme me so! Alas, where is the villain? It is not meet that he should fail to appear as I stand ready to duel him. Trusty saber at my side, I am ready!"

YodardIII limps toward Skywalker, his gaze stern upon the young, blonde-haired youth. "Romeo, you are, Romeo will be, yet ready you not be."

Continuing, Romeo's features grow dark and serious. "Alas, Lady! Thy beauty is as the sunrise, unparalleled in all the heavens! Your eyes, glimpses to your soul, and beautious they are. Sir Kenobi, noble he, is not thine only hope! Indeed, Lady- I am here!"

Leia MacBeth looks up at Romeo's entrance, eyes alight. "Oh Romeo, fair Romeo, he who hath received mine missive! Art thou truly mine savior in this dark age?" She rubs her hands together and smiles.

Romeo Skywalker's eyes are alight as he speaks. "Truly, Lady! Truly, I am. I am thy champion if thou wilst accept me. Will you, lady, then? To defend thine honor and glory none but thyself? For truly lady, you are deserving of glory in all of her forms." His hand rests on his lightsaber as he looks about for a threat.

Darth Brutus steps into the light from the darkness of the shadows, the sound of regulated breathing echoing his every move, and every word. "If be thou truly ready, Skywalker, then comest to meetest thy fate." He pulls the sword hilt from his belt and the blade of light leaps from it. "The Force is strong with thee, Skywalker, but ye are not a Jedi yet...."

Leia MacBeth gasps at the sight of the dark and deadly Darth Brutus. "Darth Brutus! Yea verily, I hath recognized thine stench the moment ye entered." She gets behind Romeo. "Have at him, my hero!"

Romeo Skywalker whirls at the sound of the dark lord's voice. "Nay, dark one. Ye are no Jedi, and cannot proclaim me otherwise! Thou art a foul villain, and have no cause to halt the light from reaching fair Leia's features." He withdraws his saber, the blade hissing as it appears. "Have at thee, foul dark one!"

Hamlet Solo steps out of the shadows and onto the stage, and brings with him a seeming cloud of melancholy and gloom. "My vessel doth perform the Kessel Run in a pittance of parsecs, and yet in my melancholy I can find no glee to fuel the jibes and boasts." He rests an elbow on the bar counter.

"Frailty, thy name is hyperdrive motivator," Hamlet Solo intones. "The odds I do not wish to know and yet I would tempt fate, a dance among the stars to shake my fist and stare askance with a winking grin. Soft! get thee to a cantina. Into your belly, a drink, or two, or, if daring, a full dozen. To this, I am indifferent in my manner."

Hamlet Solo walks behind the bar, shoulders slumped. He kneels behind it, then rises, bearing in both hands a massive wookiee skull. THUNK. He sets the skull on the counter: "Alas, poor Chewie. I knew him. A fellow of infinite lint. He hath covered my back a thousand times. And now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips that I have badly comprehended I know not how oft. Where be your growls now? Your grunts? Your rumbles? Your flashes of virulence that would frighten small children with a roar? Not one now, to flap these silent jaws?"

YodardIII glances toward the tragic pilot, limping forward a few steps. "The winter of discontent is now, seems it, indeed. O, a ship a ship kingdom for thy ship?"

China laughs.

Darth Brutus advances forward, his blade of light made ready to do battle. "Villian I may be, young one, but thy powers are mere pittance when placed aside the power of the Dark Side...now, encompass thy destiny..." He starts to swing, but then looks over at Hamlet Solo. "By the stars, what doest thou mean by thy gloomy words? Can thou see that a battle for destiny is upon us?"

Solo looks at the skull. His shoulders slump and he rolls his eyes. He draws both blasters and vaporizes the skull with twin bursts of energy, sending calcium clouds whirling. He grimaces. "Boring conversation, anyway."

Kyieren hehs.

Thorpwhistle returns to the stage, clasps his hands together and says, "I do hope you have enjoyed this performance of Missed-A-Piece Theatre. The actors, all voluntary community theater types - not classically trained like yours truly, are from OtherSpace. The management have asked me to provide for you the World Wide Web address of said establishment: www.otherspace.org. The telnet address is otherspace.org 1790. If you wish quick and courteous service," he quirks his eyebrows, "tell them *I* insisted you didn't come at all. Bunch of rowdy hooligans." With that, he stomps off the stage.

Wolfgang lol. I have to spam for that one. ;D

Hamlet Solo takes a bow.

Porfirio applauds!
Jonny wakes up with a start and claps.
Kyieren applauds loudly.

Droid Bottom bows

Gralthax claps!
Marretta woohoos!
Medwyn applauds
Adam claps.
Godwinsson waves his rapier in the air.
Nynaeve grins.
Rayne offers a soft golf clap.
Olena applauds.

Leia MacBeth curtseys.

YodardIII tries to bow, but the crippled alien falls onto his face.

Talbott claps, losing his holding on the beanstalk. He falls.
Wolfgang whoops, "PAAAAARTY!!!"
China cheers and aplauds loudly.
Kalouri applauds

Romeo Skywalker takes a look at Solo, but has no such distraction. The glowing energy blade arcs down and slices cleanly through Brutus' neck, cleaving a thin swath as the energy weapon decapitates the man. "Thou art no more, vile one! Alas, that you couldst not be turned to the light side. 'Tis a pity."

Old McDonald growls, "Its Par-Tey" :)
Trillian says, "mmm. Partay."
Timandra cheers from her seat on Porfirio's left side. "Good show!!"
Wolfgang says, "Par-tay."
Perky_Goth cheers the actors!
Perky Goth loses 35 social points!
AndyBldr presses the signal button for the hoverlimo.
Gralthax dances.
Vadiv says, "Not the hoverlimo!"
Ramlan says, "This is going to be hell."
Kyieren gestures Marretta to the car.
Ford Escape beeps twice, indicating it has been unlocked.

Darth Brutus collapses into a heap, now being unable to bow to the crowd....

Old McDonald stops the dancing NOW!
Wolfgang chuckles.
Ramlan says, "Pure hell"
Talbott chuckles. "There's no maximum occupancy, is there?"
Rhayden cheers the actors!
Kyieren opens the door, allowing Marretta to enter.
Hoverlimo - 8385 whirs into the roundabout and hisses to a stop.
Ramlan says, "It'll be like a clown car"
Ramlan says, "Pile in!"
Khamura silently makes a mental memo to check if Thorpwhistle is on his payroll, then wingjumps off the well and heads for the limo.
VW Bug has arrived.
VW Bug A ragged old VW Bug painted in bright colours suddenly materializes out of thin air.
Olena has left.
Talbott has left.
Intrevis has left.
Godwinsson boggles.
Wolfgang has left.
Wolfgang enters the Ford Escape.
Wik'ikik has left.
Wik'ikik enters the Ford Escape.
Annoying joins the MUSH!
Annoying has arrived.
Randy has left.
Moe has left.
Moe enters the Ford Escape.
Jeanne has left.
Jeanne enters the Ford Escape.
Ford Escape beeps once, indicating that it has been locked.
Godwinsson has left.
Ford Escape beeps once, indicating that it has been locked.
Ramlan has left.
Heartstone we suppose to enter the cars?
Jazayeri says, "what is the exit"
Romeo Skywalker bows gracefully, turning his blade inward as he does so. He turns towards the corpse, the blade adjusting. As he bows, the energy beam punctures his abdomen neatly. He rises, "Leia... May the force be.." He collapses, the blade snapping off.

Viila gestures the Admin for their transport.
China laughs.
Darth Brutus has left.
Medwyn says, "How do you get in?"
Kellin has left.
ENTER HOVERLIMO
AndyBldr has left.
Annoying walks north into the linden grove.
Annoying has left.
Porfirio smiles at Pia and Timandra with his graceful, courtious bow, extending arms to each of them. "Shall we be off, m'Ladies?"
Khamura has left.
Ford Escape beeps twice, indicating it has been unlocked.
Jeanne leaves the Ford Escape.
Jeanne has arrived.
Xavin has left.
Perky_Goth has left.
Sharpeye has left.
Ruahine walks north into the linden grove.
Ruahine has left.
Delilah has left.
Delilah enters the Ford Escape.
Adam has left.
Jazayeri has left.
Jazayeri enters the Ford Escape.
Rhayden has left.
Marretta has left.
Marretta enters the Ford Escape.
Centauri has left.
Centauri enters the Ford Escape.
Romeo Skywalker has left.
Romeo Skywalker enters the Ford Escape.
Jeanne has left.
Jeanne enters the Ford Escape.
Pia tugs on Porfirio's arm. "Lessgo!"
Kyieren has left.
Kyieren enters the Ford Escape.
Heartstone has left.
Heartstone enters the Ford Escape.
Ford Escape beeps once, indicating that it has been locked.

== Dimitri Volstov Pavilion <Andy Awards Theater Complex> ===================

        A red carpet leads from the hovercar parking zone to the bright 
crimson canopy that forms the entrance to the Dimitri Volstov Pavilion, home 
of this installment of the Andy Awards.
        The pavilion itself is a pyramid of glass and steel, aglow with 
illumination from hundreds of amber plasma lantern chandeliers inside the 
main atrium.
        Twin spotlights, mounted on platforms that flank the red carpet as 
new arrivals are delivered, sweep the sky overhead. Orb-shaped holocam droids 
swoop down over the crowd of gawkers, storing images of the celebrities as 
they arrive, greet the media, and proceed into the theater.

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Players:                                 Exits: 

Logger                                   <T>  Theater 

Objects:

Call Post - 1127                              


Ford Escape has arrived.
AndyBldr has arrived.
Centauri has arrived.
Ford Escape beeps twice, indicating it has been unlocked.
Ford Escape turns off.
Trispis has arrived.
Trispis appears from a puff of smoke which quickly dissipates.
Vadiv leaves the Ford Escape.
Vadiv has arrived.
Ford Escape beeps twice, indicating it has been unlocked.
Trispis tries to get into the theatre, but is stopped by a Grimlahdi bouncer.
Kyieren leaves the Ford Escape.
Kyieren has arrived.
Moe leaves the Ford Escape.
Moe has arrived.
Wik'ikik leaves the Ford Escape.
Wik'ikik has arrived.
Trispis absently adjusts his T-shirt, dusting and straightening his sleeves.
Wolfgang leaves the Ford Escape.
Wolfgang has arrived.
Vadiv says, "We lost someone!"
Delilah leaves the Ford Escape.
Delilah has arrived.
Heartstone leaves the Ford Escape.
Heartstone has arrived.
Wolfgang says, "Clear!"
Heartstone wow that was kewl
bzzzt POP!
Kyieren says, "Wait."
AndyBldr has left.
Wik'ikik has left.
Romeo Skywalker leaves the Ford Escape.
Romeo Skywalker has arrived.
Vadiv starts annoying everyoue by swinging around and around the bus stop.
Marretta leaves the Ford Escape.
Marretta has arrived.
Kyieren says, "Ack."
Romeo Skywalker has left.
Romeo Skywalker enters the Ford Escape.
Wolfgang hms.
Heartstone laughs at Moe "bring out your henchmen Moe."
Vadiv says, "No, wait."
Ford Escape beeps once, indicating that it has been locked.
Ford Escape beeps twice, indicating it has been unlocked.
Vadiv snickers.
Moe calls for Guido and Luigi.
Wolfgang says, "No, Moe, call for Mario and Luigi. er..."
Moe rimshots. :)
Vadiv screams in terror.
Wolfgang says, "thank yew... thank yew... I'm here all night!"
Trispis has left.
Kyieren says, "Go."
Romeo Skywalker leaves the Ford Escape.
Romeo Skywalker has arrived.
Jazayeri leaves the Ford Escape.
Jazayeri has arrived.

The reptiloid Grimlahdi bouncer looks you up and down, grunts, and waves you through.

== Graeber Brenhault Memorial Theatre <Andy Awards Theater Complex> =========

        Chandeliers gleam overhead - about a dozen of them, spaced throughout 
the upper quadrant of the edifice - and closer inspection shows them to be 
something other than traditional chandeliers. Instead, they are hoverbots in 
stationary positions grasping amber plasma lanterns in multiple appendages.
        Row after row of cushioned gray seats with armrests made of polished 
Ungstiri stone fill the amphitheater, which forms a semicircular well that leads
from the doors of the pavilion down toward the clamshell stage procenium.
        The walls are hung with tapestries that depict - among other things - 
the kidnapping of Kip Caspar, the capture of Graeber Brenhault on Demaria, his 
escape from a mine on the outskirts of Alhira, and, finally, his death at the 
hands of a certain furious Cajun who can be seen smacking Brenhault on the head 
with a rock.
        The orchestra pit is home to a symphonic arrangement that includes 
techno-classical programming by musical Phyrrians, accompanied by the hoots and 
warbles of several Castori, the clicking percussion of Mekke and Odarite claws 
and mandibles, and the vocal stylings of a half dozen Demarians.

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Contents:

Trispis        Wik'ikik       Brody          Lovecraft      Nominees_List 

Exits:
<B>  Balcony   <O>  Out  

Vadiv has arrived.
Centauri has arrived.
Romeo Skywalker has arrived.
Jazayeri has arrived.
Jeanne has arrived.
Wolfgang has arrived.
Wolfgang says, "What? No lobby?"
Wolfgang grins
Wolfgang takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Moe has arrived.
Vadiv takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Heartstone has arrived.
Delilah has arrived.
Kyieren has arrived.
Marretta has arrived.
Kyieren nods, approving of the setting. "Magnificent."
Khamura has arrived.
Kyieren takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Moe takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Delilah takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Kellin has arrived.
Leia MacBeth has arrived.
Colchek has arrived.
Nynaeve has arrived.
Centauri takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Heartstone takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Kyieren dohs.
Kyieren takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Kellin takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Leia MacBeth takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Colchek takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Chalice has arrived.
Ulrik has arrived.
Rhayden has arrived.
Genna has arrived.
Romeo Skywalker takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Vane has arrived.
Khamura has left.
From the balcony, Khamura has arrived.
Ramlan has arrived.
Jazayeri takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Neesha has arrived.
Kalouri has arrived.
Cepheus has arrived.
Godwinsson has arrived.
Kalouri takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Xavin has arrived.
Randy has arrived.
Alyssa has arrived.
Gralthax has arrived.
Kirin has arrived.
Stoko has arrived.
Sharpeye has arrived.
Walker has arrived.
Talbott has arrived.
Elvis has arrived.
China has arrived.
Rayne has arrived.
Xavin takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Huz has arrived.
Intrevis has arrived.
Geoff has arrived.
Adam has arrived.
Olena has arrived.
Porfirio has arrived.
Steph has arrived.
Perky_Goth has arrived.
Pia has arrived.
Viila has arrived.
Cerberus has arrived.
Elvira has arrived.
From the balcony, Khamura has left.
Khamura has arrived.
Teliver has arrived.
Sharpeye takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Khamura takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Talbott takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Olena takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Nynaeve takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Godwinsson takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Walker goes up to the Balcony, motioning the rest of the occupants from the Bug to follow.
Viila has left.
From the balcony, Viila has arrived.
Cheetah has arrived.
Rayne takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Geoff takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Alyssa takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Walker has left.
From the balcony, Walker has arrived.
Cheetah has left.
From the balcony, Cheetah has arrived.
Randy takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Annoying has arrived.
Ulrik has left.
From the balcony, Ulrik has arrived.
Elvira has left.
From the balcony, Elvira has arrived.
Elvis takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Teliver has left.
From the balcony, Teliver has arrived.
Inari has arrived.
From the balcony, Elvira throws popcorn
From the balcony, Ulrik takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
China has left.
From the balcony, China has arrived.
Chalice takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Dan has arrived.
From the balcony, Walker takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
Huz takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Sharpeye takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
From the balcony, Walker stands from his seat in the Balcony Seating.
From the balcony, Walker offers China a seat.
Dan takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Kyieren takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Geoff takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Kirin takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Adam takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Perky_Goth takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Steph takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Genna takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Lupe has arrived.
Annoying takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Stoko takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Trispis takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
From the balcony, China takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
Cerberus takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
From the balcony, Cheetah takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
From the balcony, Walker takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
Porfirio takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Gralthax takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
You take a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Pia takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Lupe takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
From the stage, Audible exits in this room have been activated.

From the stage, Static and brief feedback comes from the speakers as the microphone is activated.

Wik'ikik takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
From the balcony, Viila takes a seat near the other Admins.
Intrevis has left.
From the balcony, Intrevis has arrived.
From the balcony, Walker motions Elvie, Viila, and Teliver to take a seat (join #1)
Inari takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
From the balcony, Elvira takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
From the balcony, Viila takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
From the balcony, Intrevis takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.

From the stage, The house lights dim overhead.

Kyieren says, "People, if you have logger characters, please do NOT join them to the PLACES in these rooms. They'll receive the TT spam. Thanks."
Vadiv stands from his seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Vadiv has departed.
Vadiv has left.
From the balcony, Vadiv has arrived.
From the balcony, Vadiv takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
From the balcony, Cheetah says, "join #1, need the #"
From the balcony, Teliver takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
From the balcony, Ulrik stands from his seat in the Balcony Seating.
Rhayden takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.

From the stage, Thhe speakers overhead crackle, and then a male voice says: "Tonight, we celebrate the finest in online fantasy worlds, but first we should take a moment to consider the darker side of reality. The producers of the Second Semi-Annual MU** Excellence Awards would like everyone to take a few moments to remember the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C."
From the stage, The speaker crackles again: "Thank you. Enjoy the show. We'll begin shortly."

From the balcony, Ulrik has left.
Ulrik has arrived.
Kyieren has left.
From the balcony, Kyieren has arrived.
Porfirio stands from his seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Porfirio has departed.
From the balcony, Kyieren takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
From the balcony, Viila waves.
From the balcony, Kyieren says, "I set the exit transparent so you can see downstairs."
Anti has arrived.

From the stage, A voice over the loudspeaker proclaims: "Ladies, gentlemen, and sentients of indeterminate gender: Welcome to the Second Semi-Annual MU** Excellence Awards ceremony, produced by OtherSpace and hosted by M*U*S*H. Your host for the evening is an OtherSpace favorite - a man with one leg, a hoverchair, and an eye and a lewd comment for, well, just about anyone! Give a warm Andy Awards welcome to the one, the only...Vampire!"

From the balcony, Kyieren has left.
Kyieren has arrived.
Kyieren takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Cepheus takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Blue_Guest has arrived.
Achillus has arrived.
Menophis has arrived.
Ruahine has arrived.
Jemmy has arrived.

From the stage, Vampire descends from the rafters, suspended on his hoverbike from several cables that whir as he descends. He waves merrily, light glinting off the spectacle that he has chosen to wear this evening. "Hello, all you little people!" he cries.

Lotis has arrived.
Toria has arrived.
Fool has arrived.
Max has arrived.
Jemmy has left.
From the balcony, Jemmy has arrived.
Medwyn has arrived.
Shin'kai has arrived.
Antares has arrived.
Ezarette has arrived.
AndyBldr, Sharpeye, Wolfgang, Huz, Lupe, Kalouri, Talbott, Wik'ikik, Kyieren, and Khamura applaud respectfully.
Vadiv, Khamura, Sharpeye, Xavin, Chalice, Leia, MacBeth, Talbott, Rhayden, Elvis, and Gralthax cheer loudly!
Grinna has arrived.
Brody, Lupe, Heartstone, Kirin, Kellin, Godwinsson, Leia, MacBeth, Steph, Randy, and Cerberus applaud quietly.
Grinna has left.
From the balcony, Grinna has arrived.
Menophis takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Lake has arrived.
Orange_Guest has arrived.
Noltar has arrived.
Toria takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Medwyn takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
From the balcony, Elvira shifts up a bit to let Grinna in
Fool takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Kyieren stands from his seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Max takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Kyieren has left.
Noltar has left.
From the balcony, Noltar has arrived.
Shin'kai takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Orange_Guest takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.

From the stage, Vampire snaps loose of the cables, then grips the handlebars of his hoverchair and whirs toward the edge of the stage. He whistles appreciatively. "A body's gonna stay busy *tonight*! Mmm-mmm-mmm! Yes, indeed." He shields his eyes with a hand, squinting against the lights. "JOHN HENRY!? Is that you?" He points at Khamura. "I see you, baby. I ain't forgot that night of passion!"

From the balcony, Grinna takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
Ruahine takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Antares takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Kyieren has arrived.
Kyieren takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Rynn has arrived.
Neesha takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Talbott takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Kyieren stands from his seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Neesha stands from her seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.

From the stage, A hoverorb whirs out into the audience, descends, and extends appendages as it snatches up Kyieren and carries them off into the shadows.

Kyieren has left.

From the stage, Kyieren is deposited backstage by the hoverorb, which releases Kyieren and then whirs away into the shadows.

From the balcony, Jemmy takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
From the balcony, Noltar takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
Nynaeve takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Shin'kai stands from his seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Shin'kai has left.
From the balcony, Shin'kai has arrived.
Nynaeve stands from her seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
From the balcony, Shin'kai takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
Lake takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Geoff stands from his seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Blue_Guest takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Geoff has left.
From the balcony, Geoff has arrived.
Marretta takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.

From the stage, Vampire clasps his hands together. "I'll get with my man John Henry a little later. First, we gots ta take care of bidness. We're here to give out some awards. The Andy Awards. Not the Randy Awards. Those are all mine, sweetcheeks."

From the balcony, Geoff takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
Wolfgang laughs.
Rynn has left.
From the balcony, Rynn has arrived.
Heartstone stands from her seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Marretta stands from her seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Trispis stands from his seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
From the balcony, Rynn takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
Rhayden stands from his seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Rhayden has left.
From the balcony, Rhayden has arrived.
From the balcony, Rhayden takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.

From the stage, Vampire makes a kung-fu sort of gesture with his hands. "First up, babies: Best Combat System. The presenter: A fella who ain't so shabby-looking - even if he ain't John Henry. Please give it up for Kyieren of M*U*S*H!"
From the stage, Kyieren has arrived.
From the stage, The orchestra begins to play the theme from "M*U*S*H."

Sidial has arrived.
Sidial has left.
From the balcony, Sidial has arrived.
From the balcony, Geoff stands from his seat in the Balcony Seating.
From the balcony, Geoff has left.
Geoff has arrived.
Geoff takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
From the balcony, Sidial takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
Perky_Goth, Kyieren, Geoff, Porfirio, Khamura, Xavin, Stoko, Godwinsson, Trispis, and Inari applaud loudly.

From the stage, Kyieren steps out onto the stage, looking as dashing and dapper as can be as the theme plays.

From the balcony, Grinna cheers!!
From the balcony, AndyBldr, Kyieren, Vadiv, Elvira, Intrevis, Rynn, Cheetah, Teliver, Rhayden, and Viila cheer like crazy!
Pia, Godwinsson, Gralthax, Cerberus, Jazayeri, Trispis, Sharpeye, Kyieren, Inari, and Toria cheer and whistle!
From the balcony, Jemmy takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
Trispis has left.
From the balcony, Trispis has arrived.

From the stage, A hoverorb whirs out into the audience, descends, and extends appendages as it snatches up Wolfgang and carries them off into the shadows.

Wolfgang has left.

From the stage, Wolfgang is deposited backstage by the hoverorb, which releases Wolfgang and then whirs away into the shadows.
From the stage, A hoverorb whirs out into the audience, descends, and extends appendages as it snatches up Wik and carries them off into the shadows.

Wik'ikik has left.

From the stage, Wik is deposited backstage by the hoverorb, which releases Wik and then whirs away into the shadows.

From the stage, Kyieren smiles at Brody as he steps up to the podium.

From the balcony, Intrevis, Cheetah, Walker, Elvira, Viila, Teliver, Vadiv, China, Rynn, and Jemmy applaud loudly.

From the stage, Kyieren says, "It's good to see so many people here tonight."

From the stage, Vampire winks at Kyieren. "I'll say."

Jazayeri stands from her seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.

From the stage, Kyieren grins, "We all know combat can be the most exciting facet of a game. Going out and shooting or slashing at your fellow players can be an adrenaline rush similar to one you'd have in real life.

Duniway has arrived.
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From the balcony, Duniway has arrived.
From the balcony, Duniway takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.

From the stage, Kyieren says, "This can be a great time for everyone involved, if it's coded or managed well, and that's what we're recognizing tonight with our first award."

From the stage, Kyieren says, "And the nominees for Best Combat System are:"

From the stage, Kyieren says, "Firan."
From the stage, Kyieren says, "Vega4."
From the stage, Kyieren says, "...and Elendor."

From the stage, Kyieren produces a shiny envelope from his jacket pocket and prepares to open it. "And the winner is..."

Ranna has arrived.

From the stage, Vampire grins. "Isn't he cute?"
From the stage, Kyieren struggles with the envelope a bit.
From the stage, Kyieren fights with the envelope to get it open.

From the balcony, Trispis watches Ky wrestle with an envelope... losing the battle, no less.
From the balcony, Walker winces as the envelope deals him a solid blow. next time let's make our stationary combat system more realistic.

From the stage, Kyieren smiles nervously. "I'm doing a little combat of my own tonight, it seems."
From the stage, Kyieren says, "The envelope seems to have more hp than I."

Jazayeri takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Blue_Guest stands from its seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Blue_Guest has left.
From the balcony, Blue_Guest has arrived.
From the balcony, Blue_Guest takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.

From the stage, Kyieren rips the envelope open, "The winner is Elendor!"

From the balcony, Shin'kai, Walker, Vadiv, Intrevis, Viila, Sidial, Rynn, Jemmy, China, and Elvira cheer and scream like mad!
Kirin, Wik'ikik, Jazayeri, Steph, Khamura, Kalouri, Rayne, Huz, Perky_Goth, and Kellin applaud loudly.

From the stage, A hoverorb whirs out into the audience, descends, and extends appendages as it snatches up Rynn and carries them off into the shadows.
From the balcony, Rynn has left.
From the stage, Rynn is deposited backstage by the hoverorb, which releases Rynn and then whirs away into the shadows.

From the balcony, Shin'kai, Vadiv, Intrevis, Viila, Walker, Cheetah, Noltar, Rhayden, Rynn, and Trispis applaud quietly.
Randy, Steph, Jazayeri, Perky_Goth, Gralthax, Adam, Rayne, Khamura, Toria, and Moe cheer and scream like mad!
Talbott, Randy, Pia, Godwinsson, Inari, Moe, Medwyn, Porfirio, Olena, and Kirin applaud quietly.

From the stage, The orchestra plays the theme for "Elendor."
From the stage, Rynn has arrived.
From the stage, Vampire claps for Rynn.
From the stage, Vampire drops Award - Best Combat System.
From the stage, Rynn says, "Wow, thanks guys."
From the stage, Kyieren walks over to Rynn as Rynn walks onstage, giving a handshake and stepping back from the podium.
From the stage, Rynn steps onto the podium, "Thank you Kyieren, and everyone here tonight."
From the stage, Kyieren stands in the background next to Vampire, still wearing a nervous smile.
From the stage, Rynn takes Award - Best Combat System.

Ranna has left.
From the balcony, Ranna has arrived.

From the stage, The orchestra plays the theme for "Elendor."
From the stage, Vampire claps for Rynn. "Congratulations."
From the stage, Kyieren walks backstage as the theme music comes up.
From the stage, Kyieren has left.
From the stage, Rynn has left.

Rynn has arrived.
Kyieren has arrived.

From the stage, An Odarite keyboardist - B'nfldz, by name - jams on the ivories, pounding out the tune of "Underground" with four clawed appendages. Using a vocalizer, he sings in a monotone: "Now now there's a place to go...it's the morning now, it's the evening...it's everything...I click my heels and I'm there...Underground, underground...Everything's happy underground!"

Kyieren takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Sharpeye stands from his seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Alucard has arrived.

From the stage, Vampire whirs back toward the edge of the stage. "Our next presenter is from my favorite haunt, OtherSpace. He's presenting for the category of Best Space System. Slap your favorite appendages together for Wik'ikik!"

From the stage, The orchestra begins to play the theme from "OtherSpace."
From the stage, Wik'ikik has arrived.

Toria, Godwinsson, Talbott, Geoff, Kellin, Cerberus, Heartstone, Perky_Goth, Kalouri, and Khamura cheer and whistle!
Geoff, Annoying, Cerberus, Sharpeye, Huz, Perky_Goth, Medwyn, Brody, Kyieren, and Heartstone applaud respectfully.

From the stage, Wik'ikik buzzes up to the podium, adjusting his wings and gnashing his mandibles happily.

From the stage, Wik'ikik says, "There have always been those who have found the thrill of the open road intoxicating. The freedom, the adventure, the new things waiting around every corner. The thrill of open space pushes that feeling to a new level, with the possibilities for creatures, events, and anomalies you never thought possible. Not all MU*'s can capture that feeling in a coded system. But somehow, our 4 nominees have reached that high bar of excellence. Here are the nominees."

Kil'Roth has arrived.

From the stage, Wik'ikik says, "Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming."
From the stage, Wik'ikik says, "DynamixMUSH."
From the stage, Wik'ikik says, "Vega4."
From the stage, Wik'ikik says, "Star Wars: Uprising."
From the stage, Wik'ikik says, "And the winner iiiiiiis...."

From the stage, Wik'ikik rips open the envelope, and glares at the tiny print. "Star Wars: Uprising!"

From the balcony, Intrevis, Shin'kai, Rhayden, Walker, Viila, Trispis, Cheetah, Grinna, China, and Sidial applaud wildly.
Talbott, Xavin, Kyieren, Jazayeri, Rayne, Gralthax, Ruahine, Annoying, Khamura, and Toria cheer like crazy!
Yasha has arrived.

From the stage, The orchestra plays the theme for "Star Wars: Uprising."
From the stage, Vampire glances out into the crowd. "Any Star Wars: Uprising staff on hand?"
From the stage, A hoverorb whirs out into the audience, descends, and extends appendages as it snatches up Kyieren and carries them off into the shadows.
Kyieren dematerializes in a *shimmering* transporter beam.
Kyieren has left.
From the stage, Kyieren is deposited backstage by the hoverorb, which releases Kyieren and then whirs away into the shadows.
From the stage, Kyieren has arrived.
From the stage, Vampire drops Award - Best Space System.
From the stage, Vampire salutes Kyieren and winks. "Thanks, sailor!"
From the stage, Kyieren steps up onto the stage and takes the award from Vampire, shaking his hand once more and smiling.
From the stage, Kyieren takes Award - Best Space System.
From the stage, Kyieren holds up the award, "Thanks, everyone! I'm sure the staff at Star Wars Uprising appreciates this more than you could know!"
From the stage, The orchestra plays the theme for "Star Wars: Uprising."
From the stage, Kyieren walks offstage with Wik'ikik close behind.
From the stage, Kyieren has left.
From the stage, Wik'ikik buzzes off after Kyieren confuzzledly. "I wanted to shake somebody's hand..."
From the stage, Wik'ikik has left.

Marson has arrived.

From the stage, Vampire claps and then runs a hand over his smoothly bald head. "Next, we award the Andy for the Best Social MU**. Now, I've looked at these nominees. Not one of them had a hot tub full of burly strong men." He sighs. "But, when you've got lemons, I don't suppose you can make Dom Perignone. Here to present the award is Wolfgang from Vega4!"

From the stage, The orchestra begins to play the theme from "Vega4."
From the stage, Wolfgang has arrived.
From the stage, Wolfgang swaggers on stage.

Medwyn looks at Medwyn.

From the stage, Wolfgang waves to his admiring fans -- all two of them, and waves at the rest.

Sauron takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.

From the stage, Wolfgang steps up to the podium and clears his throat.

Inari, Steph, Rayne, Toria, Kellin, Godwinsson, Kirin, Adam, Randy, and Brody applaud wildly.
Sif has arrived.

From the stage, Wolfgang says, "When we think of the social MU*s, what do we think of? Places -- virtual places -- where people of all ages, sexes, races, beliefs and nationalities come together and have a good time."
From the stage, Wolfgang says, "Many social MU*s -- if not most -- also act as a service for advertising for the other MU*s that want to spread knowledge about them and what they do."

From the stage, Vampire winks. "A good time, baby. Oh, yeaaaaah."
From the stage, Wolfgang glances over towards Vampire, smirking.

From the stage, Wolfgang says, "And many social MU*s, if not the vast majority of them, have plenty of places available to everyone, where they can partake in a multitude of forms of RP."
From the stage, Wolfgang says, "The social MU* is the mother of us all. And for that, we salute them."
From the stage, Wolfgang says, "The following are the nominees for Best Social MU*:"

Harsgault has arrived.

From the stage, Vampire quirks his barbed wire tattoo that encircles his brow.

Kil'Roth takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Mirth has arrived.

From the stage, Wolfgang says, "Online Gaming Resource ..."

Kyieren, Heartstone, Godwinsson, Centauri, Porfirio, Perky_Goth, Pia, Geoff, Stoko, and Khamura cheer like crazy!

From the stage, Wolfgang says, "and DynamixMUSH."

From the stage, Wolfgang says, "And the winner is ..."

From the balcony, Noltar, Duniway, Shin'kai, Intrevis, Grinna, Trispis, China, Cheetah, Walker, and Jemmy applaud heartily.

From the stage, Wolfgang says, "here? I don't know. Is the winner here? We'll find out. ;-)"
From the stage, Wolfgang says, "Okay. The winner is..."
From the stage, Wolfgang says, "can't you feel the tension? *grin*"
From the stage,
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Olena, Khamura, Rayne, Kil'Roth, Toria, Inari, Medwyn, Brody, Godwinsson, and Rynn applaud quietly.
Moe, Severin, Gralthax, Annoying, Ruahine, Perky_Goth, Godwinsson, Kil'Roth, Olena, and Pia cheer loudly!

From the stage, The orchestra plays the theme for "Online Gaming Resource."

Mirth has left.
From the balcony, Mirth has arrived.
Sif takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.

From the stage, Wolfgang steps aside.
From the stage, A hoverorb whirs out into the audience, descends, and extends appendages as it snatches up Moe and carries them off into the shadows.
Moe has left.
From the stage, Moe is deposited backstage by the hoverorb, which releases Moe and then whirs away into the shadows.

Gloria has arrived.
Gloria takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
From the balcony, Intrevis, Shin'kai, Grinna, Viila, Cheetah, China, Vadiv, Walker, Rhayden, and Sidial cheer loudly!
Sauron stands from his seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.

From the stage, Moe has arrived.

Sauron has left.
From the balcony, Sauron has arrived.

From the stage, Vampire drops Award - Best Social MU**.

Rynn has left.
From the balcony, Rynn has arrived.

From the stage, Wolfgang steps aside.

From the balcony, Rynn takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.

From the stage, Moe strolls out, looking pretty pleased with himself. "Thank you all. I have to apologize on behalf of Siobhan, who couldn't be here cause she's at her Stag & Doe before her wedding. I'll accept on her behalf, and thank you all!"
From the stage, Moe takes Award - Best Social MU**.

From the stage, The orchestra plays the theme for "Online Gaming Resource."
From the stage, Vampire claps

Kil'Roth stands from his seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Kil'Roth has left.
From the balcony, Kil'Roth has arrived.

From the stage, Moe has left.

From the balcony, Sauron takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.

From the stage, Wolfgang waves and leaves the stage.
From the stage, Wolfgang has left.

From the balcony, Kil'Roth takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.

From the stage, A hoverorb whirs out into the audience, descends, and extends appendages as it snatches up Kellin and carries them off into the shadows.
Kellin has left.
From the stage, Kellin is deposited backstage by the hoverorb, which releases Kellin and then whirs away into the shadows.

Marretta has left.
From the balcony, Marretta has arrived.

From the stage, The nominees for Most Helpful Staff in the Second Semi-Annual MU* Awards are:
Cuendillar
From the stage, Online Gaming Resource
From the stage, Shrouded Rites
From the stage, HorseWorld
From the stage, M*U*S*H

From the balcony, Marretta takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.

From the stage, And the winner in the category of Most Helpful Staff is:


Mithrandir has arrived.
Mithrandir has left.
From the balcony, Mithrandir has arrived.
From the balcony, Mithrandir takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.

From the stage, M*U*S*H

Harsgault takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Nynaeve, Rynn, Adam, Severin, Cerberus, Heartstone, Geoff, Inari, Gralthax, and Rayne cheer their hearts out!
From the balcony, Intrevis, Mirth, Walker, Rynn, Cheetah, Trispis, Kil'Roth, Viila, Noltar, and China cheer their hearts out!
Kellin, Brody, Xavin, Lake, Cerberus, Steph, Randy, Centauri, Stoko, and Olena applaud respectfully.
From the balcony, Intrevis, Viila, Noltar, Jemmy, Trispis, Cheetah, Elvira, Walker, Shin'kai, and Rhayden applaud loudly.
Moe has arrived.
Moe takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.

From the stage, The orchestra begins to play the theme from "M*U*S*H."

From the balcony, Walker stands from his seat in the Balcony Seating.
From the balcony, Walker pulls out a magic map, pointing at a spot on it, and disappears!
From the balcony, Walker has left.

From the stage, Walker has arrived.
From the stage, Walker appears in a flash, mumbling over a map before looking around and asking, "Am I in the right place?"

From the balcony, Viila stands from his seat in the Balcony Seating.

From the stage, Vampire drops Award - Most Helpful Staff.
From the stage, Walker waves.

From the balcony, Grinna turns silently and disappears thru the nearest wall.
From the balcony, Grinna has left.

From the stage, Grinna has arrived.
From the stage, Grinna appears silently out of the wall.

From the balcony, Viila disappears suddenly without a trace.
From the balcony, Viila has left.

From the stage, Viila has arrived.
From the stage, Viila appears from thin air.

From the balcony, Cheetah starts spinning around his tail like a propellor and takes off.
From the balcony, Cheetah has left.

From the stage, Cheetah has arrived.
From the stage, Cheetah flies in, using his tail as a propellor.

Delilah goes home.
Delilah has left.

From the stage, Walker mumbles something as the entire "helpful" staff steps on his back.
From the stage, Walker stands up and dusts himself off.
From the stage, Cheetah shuffles around nervously, but smiling.

From the stage, Vampire grins, watching the newcomers arrive on the stage. "All right, sweetcheeks, get them jaws a flappin."

From the stage, Walker walks up to the podium. Butterflies come hording out of his stomach.
From the stage, Walker takes Award - Most Helpful Staff.

DelMarenno has arrived.
Steph has left.
Steph has arrived.
Talbott stands from his seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.

From the stage, Viila nudges Walker.
From the stage, Walker says, "As a member of the staff of M*U*S*H, I am honored by this reward."

Talbott has left.
Steph takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
DelMarenno has left.
From the balcony, DelMarenno has arrived.
Wolfgang has arrived.
Wolfgang takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Kyieren has arrived.

From the stage, Walker says, "But I've only been a staff here for a few months. The true greats here are the ones who helped us all rise to greatness."

From the balcony, DelMarenno takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.

From the stage, Walker says, "and the players who have the patience to put up with us."

Wolfgang has left.
From the balcony, Wolfgang has arrived.
Kyieren takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
From the balcony, Wolfgang takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.

From the stage, Walker salutes the audience.
From the stage, Viila bows.
From the stage, Vampire claps
From the stage, The orchestra begins to play the theme from "M*U*S*H."
From the stage, Walker retreats
From the stage, Grinna curtsies.

Perky_Goth, Godwinsson, Heartstone, Pia, Adam, Geoff, and Brody cheer their hearts out!

From the stage, Cheetah bows.
From the stage, Walker bows.
From the stage, Walker pulls out a magic map, pointing at a spot on it, and disappears!
From the stage, Walker has left.

From the balcony, Walker has arrived.
From the balcony, Walker appears in a flash, mumbling over a map before looking around and asking, "Am I in the right place?"
Kyieren stands from his seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
From the balcony, GAME: Viila (admin) is joining your location.

From the stage, Viila disappears suddenly without a trace.
From the stage, Viila has left.

From the balcony, Viila has arrived.
From the balcony, Viila appears from thin air.
Kyieren has left.
From the balcony, Kyieren has arrived.
Medwyn, Marson, Rayne, Huz, Steph, Nynaeve, and Kalouri applaud heartily.
From the balcony, Viila takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.

From the stage, Cheetah starts spinning around his tail like a propellor and takes off.
From the stage, Cheetah has left.

From the balcony, Cheetah has arrived.
From the balcony, Cheetah flies in, using his tail as a propellor.
From the balcony, Kyieren takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
From the balcony, Intrevis, Teliver, Elvira, Sidial, Walker, Rhayden, Cheetah, Trispis, and China cheer and scream like mad!
From the balcony, Walker takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
From the balcony, Cheetah takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.

From the stage, Grinna turns silently and disappears thru the nearest wall.
From the stage, Grinna has left.

From the balcony, Grinna has arrived.
From the balcony, Grinna appears silently out of the wall.
From the balcony, Intrevis, Elvira, Walker, Cheetah, Trispis, Wolfgang, Vadiv, Teliver, Noltar, Mithrandir, and DelMarenno applaud heartily.
From the balcony, Grinna turns silently and disappears thru the nearest wall.
From the balcony, Grinna has left.
From the balcony, Mirth takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
From the balcony, GAME: Grinna (admin) is joining your location.
From the balcony, Grinna has arrived.
From the balcony, Grinna appears silently out of the wall.
From the balcony, Grinna turns silently and disappears thru the nearest wall.
From the balcony, Grinna has left.
From the balcony, GAME: Grinna (admin) is joining your location.
From the balcony, Grinna has arrived.
From the balcony, Grinna appears silently out of the wall.

From the stage, A group of five nattily attired felinoid Demarians, wearing lots of frills and blue velvet, rise upon a hovering platform and proceed to caterwaul an a capella version of The Cantina Theme from Star Wars: A New Hope. Mercifully, it ends within 30 seconds. Check your ears for bleeding.

Erynn has arrived.
From the balcony, Grinna takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
From the balcony, Kyieren stands from his seat in the Balcony Seating.
From the balcony, Kyieren has left.
Kyieren has arrived.
Kyieren has left.
From the balcony, Viila hums the Spathi theme. Oh sorry, completely wrong genre :)
Steph stands from her seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.

From the stage, Vampire whirs back to the edge of the stage. "Up next, we present the award for Best Horror MU**. Now, let me tell you about my most horrifying experience. My favorite boutique, Rue de Goth, ran out of black nail polish!" He winks. "But enough about me. Let's give a welcome to Kellin from Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming!"

From the balcony, Intrevis, Wolfgang, Cheetah, Kyieren, and Elvira applaud respectfully.

From the stage, The orchestra begins playing the theme from "Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming."

Geoff, Marson, Khamura, Lake, and Perky_Goth applaud wildly.

From the stage, Kellin has arrived.

From the balcony, Intrevis, Trispis, Walker, DelMarenno, and Cheetah applaud loudly.
Rayne, Severin, Steph, Brody, and Gralthax applaud respectfully.
From the balcony, Marretta stands from her seat in the Balcony Seating.

From the stage, Kellin steps out onto the stage and blinks at the lights a bit 'Thank you" he looks down at his notes briefly "Occasionally we like to explore our darker sides, to see what it's like to be a Vampire, A Garou perhaps? A Mage? Perhaps a changling? The Mu* of the Horror genre provide us an outlet to explore these ideas and concepts. Tonight we honor four of the best
The Nominees are:

From the stage, Kellin says, "Granite"
From the stage, Kellin says, "Due Rewards"

William has arrived.

From the stage, Kellin says, "Fear and Loathing: Vegas"
From the stage, Kellin says, "and Heart of Darkness"
From the stage, Vampire drops Award - Best Horror MU**.
From the stage, Kellin carefully opens the envelope "And the winner is....

From the stage, Kellin says, "Heart of Darkness"

From the balcony, Intrevis, Cheetah, Kyieren, Mithrandir, and China cheer and scream like mad!
Kalouri, Rayne, Cerberus, Steph, and Inari applaud heartily.
MiddyBldr has arrived.
From the stage, Kellin applauds
Geoff, Gralthax, Rayne, Cerberus, and Brody cheer loudly!
From the balcony, Intrevis, Cheetah, China, Noltar, and Rynn applaud loudly.

From the stage, Vampire claps, then asks, "Any representatives from Heart of Darkness?"

From the balcony, Intrevis, Wolfgang, Trispis, Rynn, and Jemmy applaud quietly.
Khamura, Severin, Perky_Goth, Randy, and Adam applaud loudly.

From the stage, Kyieren has arrived.
From the stage, Kyieren takes Award - Best Horror MU**.
From the stage, The orchestra begins playing the theme from "Heart of Darkness."
From the stage, Kellin has left.
From the stage, Kyieren hoists the award up and steps up to the podium, "Thank you everybody!"
From the stage, Kyieren has left.

From the stage, A hoverorb whirs out into the audience, descends, and extends appendages as it snatches up Medwyn and carries them off into the shadows.
Medwyn has left.
From the stage, Medwyn is deposited backstage by the hoverorb, which releases Medwyn and then whirs away into the shadows.
Kellin has arrived.
Kellin has left.
From the balcony, Kellin has arrived.
From the balcony, Kellin takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.

From the stage, The nominees for Most Newbie Friendly MU** in the Second Semi-Annual MU* Awards are:
M*U*S*H
From the stage, Elendor
From the stage, Granite
From the stage, Cuendillar

From the balcony, Intrevis, Shin'kai, Trispis, Walker, and Grinna cheer and whistle!

From the stage, The Underground

From the balcony, Intrevis, Walker, Sidial, Marretta, and Rhayden applaud respectfully.
Perky_Goth, Severin, Geoff, Toria, and Inari cheer loudly!

From the stage, And the winner in the category of Most Newbie Friendly MU** is:


From the stage, The orchestra plays the theme for "Cuendillar."
From the stage, Cuendillar.

From the balcony, Intrevis, Noltar, Sauron, Grinna, and Trispis applaud respectfully.
From the balcony, Intrevis, Walker, Trispis, Rynn, and China cheer and whistle!
Menophis, Geoff, Kirin, Rayne, and Inari applaud wildly.
From the balcony, Intrevis, Walker, Jemmy, Marretta, and Elvira applaud loudly.

From the stage, Vampire looks out into the crowd. "Any Cuendillar representatives among us tonight?"

Rayne, Adam, Inari, Heartstone, and Severin cheer and whistle!


From the stage, Vampire says, "We have a rep!"
From the stage, A hoverorb whirs out into the audience, descends, and extends appendages as it snatches up Nyn and carries them off into the shadows.
Nynaeve has left.
From the stage, Nyn is deposited backstage by the hoverorb, which releases Nyn and then whirs away into the shadows.
From the stage, A hoverorb whirs out into the audience, descends, and extends appendages as it snatches up Heartstone and carries them off into the shadows.
Heartstone has left.
From the stage, Heartstone is deposited backstage by the hoverorb, which releases Heartstone and then whirs away into the shadows.

From the stage, Vampire drops Award - Most Newbie-Friendly MU**.
From the stage, Nynaeve has arrived.
From the stage, Heartstone has arrived.
From the stage, The orchestra plays the theme for "Cuendillar."

Akari has arrived.

From the stage, Nynaeve blinks widely in surprise, "Wow. I was fairly surprised when I heard we were nominated and even more surprised now. Thanks for your support, this is a great honor to those of us at Cuen. And thanks to OtherSpace for producing the awards :)"
From the stage, Heartstone smiles nervously and thanks everyone for this award also.
From the stage, Nynaeve takes Award - Most Newbie-Friendly MU**.
From the stage, The orchestra plays the theme for "Cuendillar."
From the stage, Nynaeve has left.
From the stage, Heartstone has left.

Nynaeve has arrived.

From the stage, A silver-haired, olive-skinned Timonae with a bad receding hairline (think Michael Bolton meets George Hamilton), rises on a platform and begins to sing: "Well, Arrakis girls are hip, I dig those stillsuits they wear. And Harkonnen girls with the way they scheme, they plot to kill me when I'm there. Those mind-probe Bene Gesserit really see right through your soul. And those Navigators, how they love their spice, they make me squirm in fright. I wish they all could be Caladanan girls!" The hover platform descends back into the pit.

Heartstone has arrived.

From the stage, Vampire whirs toward the edge of the stage, patting a hand against his chest. "That Wolfie just makes my heart pitterpat." He sighs, then jabs a finger toward Khamura. "But not like you, John Henry!" He rubs his stomach. "I'm carrying our child, no matter what you say, and we're going to name him Phillipe!"

Lupe stands from his seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Ashen-Shugar has arrived.

From the stage, Vampire crosses his arms. "Now then, the next category is Best Science Fiction. You know, I've never actually done the parallel park with an alien." He twists his mouth a bit. "I'm not too busy tomorrow." His voice trails off and then he realizes he's in front of this huge crowd again. He smiles broadly. "Please welcome Medwyn from the Underground!"
From the stage, The orchestra begins to play the theme from "The Underground."
From the stage, Medwyn has arrived.

Inari, Olena, Rayne, Godwinsson, and Severin cheer loudly!
Geoff stands from his seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Huz, Rayne, Kalouri, Godwinsson, and Perky_Goth applaud quietly.

From the stage, Medwyn walks onto the stage smiling nervously.

From the stage, A hoverorb whirs out into the audience, descends, and extends appendages as it snatches up Centauri and carries them off into the shadows.
Centauri has left.
From the stage, Centauri is deposited backstage by the hoverorb, which releases Centauri and then whirs away into the shadows.

From the balcony, Intrevis, Cheetah, Shin'kai, Grinna, and Vadiv cheer like crazy!

From the stage, Medwyn says, "I found out rather suddenly I was going to be presenting this award so I don't have any great speeches planned. The only thing I could think to say is that Science Fiction is the ideas of the future. So without further ado the nominess are:"
From the stage, Medwyn says, "Rise from Chaos.."

Gralthax, Geoff, Perky_Goth, Rayne, and Lupe applaud heartily.

From the stage, Medwyn says, "Star Wars: Age of Alliances.."
From the stage, Medwyn says, "Vega4.."

Geoff, Rayne, Lupe, Lake, and Kalouri cheer and whistle!

From the stage, Medwyn says, "And Dune III"

From the stage, Medwyn starts opening the envelope, "And the winner is..."
From the stage, Medwyn reads, "Rise from Chaos"

Rayne, Kirin, Perky_Goth, Inari, and Heartstone applaud heartily.
Khamura, Geoff, Rayne, Antares, and Lupe cheer like crazy!

From the stage, Medwyn applauds
From the stage, The orchestra plays the theme for "Rise From Chaos."

From the balcony, Intrevis, Noltar, Sidial, Walker, and Marretta applaud loudly.
Geoff, Lupe, Lake, Huz, and Rayne cheer and whistle!
Nynaeve, Menophis, Gralthax, Severin, and Adam applaud respectfully.

From the stage, Centauri has arrived.
From the stage, Vampire drops Award - Best Sci-Fi MU**.
From the stage, Vampire claps for Centauri.

From the balcony, Teliver has left.
Teliver has arrived.

From the stage, Medwyn shakes Centauri's hand.

Teliver has left.
From the balcony, Elvira has left.
Elvira has arrived.
Elvira has left.
From the balcony, Intrevis, China, Sidial, Grinna, and Rhayden cheer like crazy!

From the stage, Centauri stampedes across the stage, grabbing Medwyn's hand. Hudday, indeed!

From the balcony, Vadiv has left.
Vadiv has arrived.
Vadiv has left.

From the stage, A hoverorb whirs out into the audience, descends, and extends appendages as it snatches up Adam and carries them off into the shadows.
Adam has left.
From the stage, Adam is deposited backstage by the hoverorb, which releases Adam and then whirs away into the shadows.
From the stage, Medwyn has left.

Vadiv has arrived.
Vadiv has left.
From the balcony, Vadiv has arrived.

From the stage, Centauri canters to the podium, looking confused, but.. "It is a wonderful feeling to be here, accepting this award on behalf of Rise From Chaos." She beams and waves into the crowd at Antares, Lake, Rayne, Lupe, and Max, even though she can't see them. "Thanks to all our players and staff who do Good Work on the MUSH and inspire us to keep doin' da Cool Scenage. :)"

From the balcony, Vadiv takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.

From the stage, Centauri takes Award - Best Sci-Fi MU**.

Rayne, Toria, Perky_Goth, Jazayeri, and Kalouri cheer loudly!

From the stage, The orchestra plays the theme for "Rise From Chaos."
From the stage, Centauri stampedes off stage, still looking a mite confused.
From the stage, Centauri has left.

Medwyn has arrived.
Alyssa stands from her seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.

From the stage, A felinoid Demarian with immaculately coiffed bronze fur and a night black tuxedo vaults across the stage, does a somersault, comes up straight, neatens his hair and then croons: "Weeeeeellll, the cat's in its haven on this little MU**, little does he know the fun things that he'll do, when ya comin' home, kit? I don't know when, but we'll get together then, you know we'll have a good time then!" He bows, some female Demarians faint and/or scream frantically in the front row, throwing flea collars and catnip balls at him. He blows kisses and then heads off stage.

From the stage, The nominees for Best ASCII Welcome Screen in the Second Semi-Annual MU* Awards are:
Drachen
From the stage, Shrouded Rites
From the stage, The Underground
From the stage, Fear and Loathing: Vegas

From the balcony, Intrevis, Sauron, Rhayden, Jemmy, and Walker applaud respectfully.
Rayne, Olena, Toria, Brody, and Lupe applaud wildly.
Raiju has arrived.

From the stage, And the winner in the category of Best ASCII Welcome Screen is:

From the stage, Shrouded Rites

From the balcony, Intrevis, Shin'kai, Rynn, Walker, and Sidial applaud heartily.

From the stage, The orchestra begins playing the theme from "Shrouded Rites."

Perky_Goth, Lupe, Severin, Cerberus, and Jazayeri cheer loudly!
From the balcony, Intrevis, Walker, Mirth, Grinna, and China cheer and scream like mad!
Cerberus, Khamura, Gralthax, Kirin, and Toria applaud loudly.

From the stage, Vampire says, "Any representatives?"
From the stage, Wolfgang has arrived.
From the stage, Vampire drops Award - Best ASCII Welcome Screen.
From the stage, Wolfgang waves again to his public.
From the stage, Wolfgang takes Award - Best ASCII Welcome Screen.
From the stage, Wolfgang says, "Well..."
From the stage, Vampire blows a kiss to Wolfgang.
From the stage, Wolfgang says, "I happened to be one of the judges who saw their ASCII art. The logout screen is to die for. I mean it."
From the stage, Wolfgang says, "If for anything else, you MUST see the wizard. It blew me away, and it seems it did the same for the other judges. Good job, Shrouded Rites!"

Raerdor has arrived.
Raiju takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.

From the stage, Vampire claps
From the stage, Wolfgang holds the trophy aloft and waves it around as he walks off stage.
From the stage, Wolfgang has left.

From the stage, A hoverbot whirs down, carrying its light away from the orchestra pit and back toward the entrance of the theater. Several Odarites in the orchestra begin to click and chitter the equivalent of a drumroll.

From the stage, The doors swing wide, the orchestra starts playing "C.C. Rider," and Fat Elvis waddles in wearing his sequined white suit and big black sunglasses.
From the stage, He sings a few bars of "Viva Las Vegas," consumes a bucket of fried chicken, grins at the crowd, then waves and waddles back out. The doors slam shut behind him.
From the stage, The announcer intones: "Elvis has left the building."

Kyieren has arrived.
From the balcony, Shin'kai takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
Kyieren takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.

From the stage, Vampire whirs toward the edge of the stage. "Speaking of fantasies...it's time for the Best Fantasy category. And since you didn't get enough the first time - welcome Centauri from Rise from Chaos!"
From the stage, The orchestra plays the theme for "Rise From Chaos."
From the stage, Centauri has arrived.

Toria, Cerberus, Nynaeve, Perky_Goth, and Kyieren cheer and scream like mad!
Inari, Brody, Kalouri, Lupe, and Jazayeri applaud respectfully.

From the stage, A hoverorb whirs out into the audience, descends, and extends appendages as it snatches up Noltar and carries them off into the shadows.

From the balcony, Noltar has left.
From the stage, Noltar is deposited backstage by the hoverorb, which releases Noltar and then whirs away into the shadows.

From the stage, Centauri stumbles out onto the stage again. Her hooves clop clearly along the stage floor as she attempts to approach the podium with a bit of grace, Eau de Oats fragrance following in her wake. Then she pauses. o O(Oh shoot, do I have the envelope with me?) At the podium, she says, "The nominees for Best Fantasy are definitely varied in their theme, and all excellent! They are..."

From the stage, Centauri lists, "Firan. . ."

Lupe, Toria, Antares, Kyieren, and Kalouri cheer and scream like mad!

From the stage, Centauri adds, "Elendor. . ."

From the balcony, Intrevis, Rynn, Sidial, Walker, and Shin'kai cheer like crazy!
From the balcony, Intrevis, Grinna, Jemmy, Trispis, and Walker applaud wildly.

From the stage, Centauri adds, "Daes Dae'mar. . ."
From the stage, Centauri concludes, ". . .and Shrouded Rites. And the winner is..."

From the stage, Centauri shunts the envelope out of her sleeve. Tada! *RIP* "... Elendor!"

From the balcony, Intrevis, Sidial, Cheetah, Trispis, and Rynn cheer their hearts out!

From the stage, Vampire claps

From the balcony, Intrevis, Trispis, Sauron, Shin'kai, and Cheetah applaud respectfully.
Steph, Kyieren, Gralthax, Inari, and Rayne applaud wildly.

From the stage, Vampire says, "Any Elendor representatives?"
From the stage, A hoverorb whirs out into the audience, descends, and extends appendages as it snatches up Sauron and carries them off into the shadows.
From the balcony, Sauron has left.
From the stage, Sauron is deposited backstage by the hoverorb, which releases Sauron and then whirs away into the shadows.

From the stage, Centauri offers her hand to Sauron, then nabs his Ring. Yoink!
From the stage, Sauron has arrived.
From the stage, Vampire drops Award - Best Fantasy MU**.
From the stage, Centauri has left.

Perky_Goth, Steph, Kyieren, Olena, and Rayne cheer their hearts out!
From the balcony, Intrevis, Sauron, China, Sidial, and Rynn cheer their hearts out!
Akari, Perky_Goth, Antares, Pia, and Geoff applaud loudly.

From the stage, Sauron pulls out a small slip of paper, which promptly bursts into flames. "Hmm...I guess I'm going to have to AdLib..."

From the stage, Sauron smiles and bows. "Thank you. Grateful as we are, this award is not really Elendor's to claim. The strength of our theme and the magic behind it are all thanks to someone who cannot be here tonight in person, but will always be in our hearts and continue to live in spirit on Elendor. J.R.R. Tolkien -- and I KNOW you're watching this -- we thank you for all you've given us. Our appreciation goes out to you, as well as to all the countless builders, administrators, ...and most importantly, PLAYERS... whose constant attention to detail and quality of roleplay have helped bring your vision to life for these past 10 years. Thank you all.

From the stage, Sauron takes Award - Best Fantasy MU**.
From the stage, The orchestra plays the theme for "Elendor."
From the stage, Sauron has left.

From the stage, A group of five nattily attired felinoid Demarians, wearing lots of frills and blue velvet, rise upon a hovering platform and proceed to caterwaul an a capella version of The Cantina Theme from Star Wars: A New Hope. Mercifully, it ends within 30 seconds. Check your ears for bleeding.

Centauri has arrived.
Sauron has arrived.
Sauron has left.
From the balcony, Sauron has arrived.
Centauri takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
From the balcony, Sauron takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
Bellemore has arrived.

From the stage, Vampire whirs to the edge of the stage. "Some people defy easy categorization. The rest are: All of you." He winks and says, "Here to present the award for Best Other Genre MU** is Adam from Firan!"
From the stage, The orchestra plays the theme for "Firan."
From the stage, Adam has arrived.
From the stage, Adam smiles and looks out over the audience. "I hope you're having fun tonight."

Karen has arrived.
From the stage, A hoverorb whirs out into the audience, descends, and extends appendages as it snatches up Brody and carries them off into the shadows.
Brody has left.
From the stage, Brody is deposited backstage by the hoverorb, which releases Brody and then whirs away into the shadows.

From the stage, Adam smirks, "I brought a little award of my own to give out..."
From the stage, Adam says, "The award for the best use of an asterisk in a MUSH name goes to... M*U*S*H! ;)"
From the stage, Vampire claps!

Kyieren, Randy, Akari, Rayne, Perky_Goth, and Pia cheer loudly!
From the balcony, Trispis snickers.

From the stage, Adam says, "In all seriousness, I'm proud to be able to present the category of Best Other Genre MU*. Some games aren't easily shoe-horned into a broad category. These games defy our simple categories and offer something truly unique."

From the stage, Adam says, "The first, Fort Bloodshed, is a romp through the Wild West. Bloodshed explores the frontier life of a small town called Lago in 1869. Expect to bump into characters like sheriffs and sassy school marms, outlaws and "injuns" on Fort Bloodshed."

Kacee has arrived.

From the stage, Adam says, "The next game, Jipang, is also set in the 1860's, but in an alternate Earth. The theme explores fictional Japanese history, with samurai and geisha, and some anime and video game elements carefully interwoven."

From the stage, Adam says, "Last but not least, HorseWorld is a unique game that lets players breed horses, own stables, and race and show them. Since most people can't afford the real thing, this is a great way to pretend you own a dapple grey or bay pinto. HorseWorld boasts realistic breeding code, horse racing, and show jumping."

From the stage, Adam opens the envelope slowly, "And the Andy for "Best Other Genre MU*" goes to..."

From the stage, Adam says, "Jipang!"
From the stage, Vampire drops Award - Best Other Genre MU**.

Kyieren, Rayne, Menophis, Perky_Goth, Inari, and Alyssa applaud quietly.

From the stage, The orchestra plays the theme from "Jipang."

Cerberus goes home.
Cerberus has left.

From the stage, A hoverorb whirs out into the audience, descends, and extends appendages as it snatches up Akari and carries them off into the shadows.

Akari has left.

From the stage, Akari is deposited backstage by the hoverorb, which releases Akari and then whirs away into the shadows.
From the stage, Akari has arrived.
From the stage, Vampire claps

From the balcony, Intrevis, Rynn, Shin'kai, Trispis, Grinna, and Sidial applaud respectfully.

From the stage, Adam claps for Akari and stands aside. "Congratulations!"

From the balcony, Intrevis, Jemmy, Trispis, Marretta, Grinna, and China cheer loudly!
Inari, Kirin, Sif, Akari, and Kyieren cheer their hearts out!
From the balcony, Intrevis, Kellin, Viila, Vadiv, and Walker applaud heartily.
Kyieren has left.
From the balcony, Kyieren has arrived.
From the balcony, Intrevis, Marretta, Vadiv, Cheetah, and Walker cheer loudly!
From the balcony, Kyieren takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.
Kacee has left.
Kacee has arrived.
Kacee has left.
From the balcony, Kacee has arrived.

From the stage, Akari trips out onto the stage, and after stumbling into the microphone and bracing herself up by it, pulls it down to her height. ^.^_v "It's a real honor to be recognized at this time among so many great MU*s that have helped create a legacy of MU*dom that we can all still enjoy today. Thanks are due to those who have worked with me in the long months of both building and maintaining JipangMUCK, and much thanks to the awesome players that make it the place it is. Thanks everyone!"

From the stage, Akari takes Award - Best Other Genre MU**.
From the stage, The orchestra plays the theme from "Jipang."
From the stage, Akari has left.
From the stage, Adam has left.

From the balcony, Intrevis, Viila, Kyieren, Trispis, and Walker applaud loudly.
Akari has arrived.
From the balcony, Intrevis, Kyieren, Trispis, Viila, and Walker cheer loudly!
Kalouri, Rayne, Kyieren, Huz, and Perky_Goth applaud quietly.

From the stage, A reptiloid Zangali backed up by a heavy metal thrash band made of mohawked humans in black leather and nose rings grunts into his microphone: "If thinkeded sitteded as world go by...you thinkedededed stupid softskin fool, it case of take or bash...out there most biggerererer fortune wait be hadededed....you thinkeded me not bash, you maddererer...you got 'nothererererer thing comin'!"

Adam has arrived.
Adam takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
From the balcony, Kacee has left.
Kacee has arrived.
Kacee takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.

From the stage, Vampire whirs back to the edge of the stage as the Zangali disappears. "Next up, we have the Andy Award for the Most Original MU**. What I really think would be an original MU** is one centered entirely around me. All Vampire, all the time." He winks at Khamura. "And you, John Henry! And our baby!" He rubs his stomach. Then, he says, "Welcome Noltar from Korongil!"

From the stage, Noltar has arrived.
From the stage, The orchestra begins playing the theme from "Korongil."

From the balcony, Intrevis, Grinna, Marretta, Kacee, and Kyieren applaud heartily.
From the balcony, Intrevis, Sidial, Jemmy, Kyieren, and Trispis cheer like crazy!
Antares, Toria, Geoff, Huz, and Inari applaud heartily.

From the stage, Noltar smiles broadly into the lights, while pretend that he can see, and says, "Good evening all. As with Medwyn, I was just recently asked to present. Fortunately for me, I had a little more time to prepare." He pauses a moment to wipe the sweat from his brow, then continues, "Sometimes what we are look for is that little spark of uniqueness, the the perspective that sheds light on unexplored frontiers and experiences. Those MU* which push the limits of originality, be it new worlds or new perspectives, provide that place where we can feel the excitement of discovery and wonder. Tonight we honor the following Nominees for Most Original:

From the stage, Noltar says, "Drachen"
From the stage, Noltar says, "Fort Bloodshed"
From the stage, Noltar says, "Horseworld"
From the stage, Noltar says, "and Jipang"

Elsidh has arrived.

From the stage, Noltar picks up a most unusual envelope and gives only a shake of his head before preparing to open it, "The winner is..."

Elsidh has left.
From the balcony, Elsidh has arrived.

From the stage, Noltar says, "Jipang!"
From the stage, The orchestra plays the theme from "Jipang."

Toria, Geoff, Akari, Kacee, and Kalouri cheer like crazy!

From the stage, A hoverorb whirs out into the audience, descends, and extends appendages as it snatches up Akari and carries them off into the shadows.
Akari has left.
From the stage, Akari is deposited backstage by the hoverorb, which releases Akari and then whirs away into the shadows.

Alyssa has left.
From the balcony, Intrevis, Kyieren, Walker, Jemmy, Sidial, and Trispis cheer like crazy!

From the stage, Akari has arrived.

From the balcony, Intrevis, Walker, Kyieren, Trispis, and Marretta applaud heartily.

From the stage, Vampire drops Award - Most Original MU**.
From the stage, Noltar claps and steps aside with a smile.

From the stage, Akari says, "Ack! Now I'm supposed to be witty two times!" @.@ "This is really an honor to be up here for another award, and it really helps me feel like the long hours spent on maintaining a tightly themed site have been worth the invesetment. When I started work on JipangMUCK, I encountered many skeptics that said such a theme would never fly. But I also found remarkable people that have brought the MUCK to life, and made it a favorite spot for many. Thank you again." Gives a traditional Japanese bow, then zooms off with the award before someone changes their mind."

From the stage, Akari takes Award - Most Original MU**.

From the balcony, Elsidh takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.

From the stage, Akari has left.

Akari has arrived.

From the stage, Noltar has left.
From the stage, The orchestra plays the theme from "Jipang."

From the stage, A felinoid Demarian with immaculately coiffed bronze fur and a night black tuxedo is aglow in the beam of an orb's spotlight as he begins to croon: "Two Mooooooons, you saw me standing alone...without a dream in my heart...without a love of my owwwwwwwwnnnnnnnn." Some alley cats start hissing and caterwauling. The Demarian flexes his whiskers, flattens his ears atop his head and hisses them back. Then, he smooths the front of his tux, but before he can proceed, the producers cut his microphone and his platform descends into the shadows.

Noltar has arrived.
Noltar has left.
From the balcony, Noltar has arrived.
Karen has left.
From the balcony, Noltar takes a seat somewhere in the Balcony Seating.

From the stage, Vampire whirs toward the edge of the stage. "We're down to the final award, ladies and donors! Best Overall. Now, this is the award for Best Overall MU**. If it was the award for Best Overall *anything*, it'd go to my man John Henry. Give it up for JH!" He claps, pointing to Khamura, then sighs dreamily. "Anyway, here to present the award for Best Overall is the headwiz from OtherSpace - winner of the first Best Overall MU** Andy Award. Brody!"

From the stage, Brody has arrived.

From the balcony, Intrevis, China, Trispis, Kyieren, and Grinna cheer loudly!
From the balcony, Intrevis, Kyieren, Trispis, Grinna, and Walker applaud quietly.
Kirin, Inari, Akari, Xavin, and Gralthax cheer loudly!
Perky_Goth, Kacee, Rayne, Adam, and Toria applaud loudly.
From the balcony, Intrevis, Kyieren, Walker, Sidial, and Kellin cheer and whistle!
Huz takes a seat somewhere in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Kirin, Lake, Medwyn, Khamura, and Severin applaud respectfully.
From the balcony, Intrevis, Kellin, Kyieren, Viila, and Marretta applaud loudly.
From the balcony, Intrevis, Kyieren, Viila, Marretta, and Walker cheer loudly!
From the balcony, Intrevis, Walker, Viila, Trispis, and Kyieren applaud respectfully.
From the balcony, Intrevis, Cheetah, Trispis, Viila, and Kyieren cheer and scream like mad!
From the balcony, Intrevis, Viila, Kyieren, Trispis, and Noltar cheer and scream like mad!
From the balcony, Intrevis, Viila, Trispis, Kyieren, and Cheetah applaud heartily.
From the balcony, Intrevis, Cheetah, Kyieren, Viila, and Walker cheer their hearts out!
Toria, Sif, Khamura, Severin, and Rayne cheer and whistle!
Perky_Goth, Toria, Rayne, Inari, and Akari applaud heartily.
From the balcony, Intrevis, Walker, Rynn, Viila, and Kyieren applaud loudly.
From the balcony, Intrevis, Viila, China, Sidial, and Kyieren cheer like crazy!

From the stage, Brody steps onto the stage, walks up to the podium and says, "In order to qualify as the Best Overal MU**, a game either has to be all things to all people - or it has to be one thing *so well* that you forgot anything else it misses. Our nominees tonight include Rise From Chaos, an excellent science fiction game set in the RIFTS universe. You've got Aether, a fantasy game set in an alternate universe with a mix of mythologies. Then there's Jipang, a very creative Japanese society MU** that has already done quite well tonight. You've got Elendor, which should be seeing big dividends from that new Lord of the Rings movie opening this Christmas. And there's Online Gaming Resource - an excellent social MU**."

From the stage, Brody starts tearing at the envelope. "And, the winner is..."

From the stage, Brody smiles. "The winner is Elendor."

From the balcony, Intrevis, Viila, Trispis, Jemmy, and Rynn cheer their hearts out!

From the stage, A hoverorb whirs out into the audience, descends, and extends appendages as it snatches up Sauron and carries them off into the shadows.
From the balcony, Sauron has left.
From the stage, Sauron is deposited backstage by the hoverorb, which releases Sauron and then whirs away into the shadows.

From the balcony, Intrevis, Sidial, Kyieren, Grinna, and China cheer like crazy!
From the balcony, Intrevis, Viila, Rynn, Trispis, and Kyieren applaud respectfully.
From the balcony, Vadiv, Intrevis, Sidial, Rynn, and Kyieren cheer like crazy!
Pia, Rayne, Medwyn, Inari, and Akari applaud quietly.
From the balcony, Intrevis, Kyieren, Trispis, Cheetah, and Vadiv applaud quietly.
From the balcony, Intrevis, Cheetah, Rynn, Kyieren, and Noltar cheer and scream like mad!
Gralthax, Akari, Kalouri, Rayne, and Khamura cheer their hearts out!
From the balcony, Rynn, Intrevis, Viila, Jemmy, and China cheer like crazy!

From the stage, Vampire drops Award - Best Overall MU**.

From the balcony, Intrevis, Cheetah, Jemmy, Rynn, and Kyieren cheer their hearts out!
From the balcony, Intrevis, Kyieren, Viila, Cheetah, and Walker applaud respectfully.
From the balcony, Walker, Intrevis, Viila, Vadiv, and Jemmy cheer like crazy!
From the balcony, Intrevis, Kyieren, Vadiv, Rynn, and Cheetah cheer their hearts out!
From the balcony, Intrevis, Viila, Kyieren, Vadiv, and Cheetah applaud respectfully.
From the balcony, Intrevis, Vadiv, Kellin, Viila, and Kyieren cheer loudly!

From the stage, Sauron has arrived.

From the balcony, Intrevis, Kyieren, Viila, Kellin, and Vadiv applaud respectfully.

From the stage, Sauron grins sheepishly.

From the balcony, Intrevis, Jemmy, Kyieren, Vadiv, and Cheetah cheer and scream like mad!

From the stage, The orchestra plays the theme for "Elendor."

Inari, Adam, Sif, Huz, and Kalouri cheer their hearts out!

From the stage, Brody claps

Gralthax, Antares, Akari, Moe, and Kalouri applaud wildly.
Blue_Guest has arrived.

From the stage, Sauron tries to clear his throat to speak...

From the stage, Sauron flushes a brilliant crimson. "Wow. Thank you. Wow. You know, in all sincerity, 10 years ago when I founded Elendor I had -no- idea it would become as hugely successful as it has. If you'd have told me then that I'd be here now, hearing the support and appreciation of my peers, I'd not have believed it for a moment...especially considering how bad some of my original @descs were, a fact of which the current administration likes to remind me whenever I get too uppity.;)" He mutters something under his breath, and continues.;)

From the stage, Brody grins.

From the stage, Sauron says, "A MU* is, in all sincerity, a massive collaberative effort, and there are simply too many people to thank for this. We've been blessed with an outstanding group of administrators, both past and present, whose tireless efforts have provided us a strong canvas, and a fantastic group of builders whose brushes have painted upon it. To our +rulers and Local Administrators, you guys are the glue that holds everything together, and you don't get enough thanks for what you do. But to our players -- to you, we owe everything. We exist for your enjoyment, certainly, but we would be nothing without you. SO to every Orc, Troll, Nazgul, and Maia; every Dwarf, Dragon, Hobbit, and Human; every Beijabar, Eagle, Ent...and yes, even you disgusting Elves...you have all of our sincere and endless thanks. Thank you all."

From the stage, Brody claps.
From the stage, The orchestra plays the theme for "Elendor."
From the stage, Sauron takes Award - Best Overall MU**.

From the balcony, Intrevis, Vadiv, Rynn, China, and Kyieren cheer their hearts out!
From the balcony, Intrevis, Vadiv, Kyieren, Grinna, and Trispis applaud heartily.
From the balcony, Intrevis, Kyieren, Sidial, Trispis, and China cheer and whistle!

From the stage, Sauron smiles brightly. "Thank you all.:) :) :)"
From the stage, Sauron has left.

Lake, Huz, Rayne, Perky_Goth, and Xavin applaud loudly.

From the stage, Brody grins, then waves to the audience. "Thank you all for coming tonight. Congratulations to all the nominees and the winners! Thanks to M*U*S*H for hosting it - and especially to Kyieren, Trispis and Wolfgang for their coding assistance. Remember: Celebration in the Party Hall! +3jumps lists the accessible destinations! Thank you all, and good night!"

From the stage, Wolfgang has arrived.

Sauron has arrived.

From the stage, Wolfgang streaks across the stage!!!

From the balcony, Kyieren walks to a nearby transporter console and beams Wolfgang out of the room.

From the stage, Wolfgang has left.

From the balcony, Trispis says, "party hall is #6654"
From the balcony, VW Bug has arrived.
From the balcony, Viila takes a VW Bug from his pocket and sets it down on the floor. A small car that.
From the balcony, Kellin has left.
Kalouri has left.
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Kyieren has arrived.
Xavin has left.
Kyieren has left.
From the balcony, Viila says, "Ok, fellows :)"
Medwyn goes home.
Medwyn has left.
From the balcony, Marretta has left.
Marretta has arrived.
From the balcony, Intrevis, Vadiv, Kyieren, Viila, and China cheer loudly!
Marretta has left.
From the balcony, Shin'kai has left.
From the balcony, Viila has left.
From the balcony, Viila crams himself onto the driver's seat.
Gralthax stands from his seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Sauron has left.
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Khamura stands from his seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Khamura has left.
From the balcony, Vadiv has left.
Vadiv has arrived.
Ashen-Shugar has left.
From the balcony, Cheetah starts spinning around his tail like a propellor and takes off.
From the balcony, Cheetah has left.
From the balcony, Walker stands from his seat in the Balcony Seating.
From the balcony, Rynn has left.
Rynn has arrived.
Vadiv has left.
Blue_Guest has left.
Perky_Goth stands from her seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Pia stands from her seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Rynn has left.
From the balcony, Walker has left.
From the balcony, Walker opens the trunk, notices it's already filled, slams it shut, then dives into the passenger window, leaving his feet flailing.
Huz has left.

Announcement: Trispis shouts, "Afterparty in our Party Hall, either take the hoverlimo or @tel #6654."

From the balcony, China has left.
From the balcony, China crams self into the bug.
From the balcony, Trispis disappears in a flamboyant puff of quickly dissipating smoke.
From the balcony, Trispis has left.
From the balcony, Jemmy has left.
From the balcony, Jemmy crams self into the bug.
Adam has left.
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Toria has left.
From the balcony, Toria has arrived.
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From the balcony, Toria crams self into the bug.
Pia has left.
Inari has left.
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Max has left.
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Raiju has left.
From the balcony, VW Bug glows in all the colours of the rainbow for a few moments and then disappears in the thin air.
From the balcony, VW Bug has left.
Lake stands from his seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Rayne stands from her seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
Lake has left.
Centauri stands from her seat in the Main Theater Floor Seating.
From the balcony, Grinna stands from her seat in the Balcony Seating.
Antares has left.
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From the balcony, Elsidh has left.
Elsidh has arrived.
Rayne has left.
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Nynaeve has left.