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GemStone III Newsletter: Edition 13
April 12, 2000

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Table of Contents

1. Upcoming Events: The Festival of Oleani, Butterfly Festival, New Player
Lexicon Games
2. Elanthian News: Buddy Contest Winners, March's Merchants' Festival,
Murder Mystery Solved
3. March Winners: Real Gems, Treasure Week, Roleplaying Week
4. Premium News: Auction Tidbits
5. Contact Us

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1. Upcoming Events:

THE FESTIVAL OF OLEANI
It's that time of year again! Join us in Blaeston Village for a weekend of
feasting and gaming to celebrate the passing of winter and the beginning
of summer. Delight in the nightly parades, bonfires and firework displays.
Compete against your friends in the Water Tunnel races, Jousting
Tournament arenas, Mudwrestling pits and more! Or just eat, drink, and
gamble the night away in the One-Armed Goblins.

The festivities kick off at 7 PM EST on Friday, May 19th, and run through
10 PM EST on Sunday May 21st. Tickets are on sale now - login to the
website (http://gemstone.net) and click on the Oleani Festival link to get
yours today!

BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL
Butterflies have been sighted all across the land, and seem to be heading
in the general direction of Solhaven.  April 21st marks the first annual
Celebration of the Butterflies, and numerous festivities are planned to
make this a truly festive occasion. The gypsies have several surprises in
store and gifts for all who attend the gathering! In addition, join in the
ribbon cutting for the grand opening of the Ocotillo Zoogrounds and
welcome our new animal guests! Check out NEWS 1 1 for more information. We
hope to see you there!

NEW PLAYER LEXICON GAMES!
Join the Lorekeepers of Silverwood Manor for a special series of Lexicons
for Novice citizens.  This is a fun and interactive way to learn all the
best action verbs and enhance your roleplaying activity in Elanthia!
Gather for the festivities on Wednesday, May 3rd at 9 PM EST in Wehnimer's
Landing and on Saturday, May 13th, at 5 PM EST in Icemule Trace. Mentors
and GameMasters will be available for demonstrations and questions
following the games!

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2. Elanthian News:

BUDDY CONTEST WINNERS
They told their friends about GemStone III and now they're reaping the
rewards! We'll be picking three winners at the end of every month, so just
keep spreading the word and you could be next! The names of the new lucky
winners are posted on the GemStone III web site each month following the
drawing. To participate, go to http://buddy.play.net/gs3.

Congratulations to this month's winners and good luck in the next drawing,
April 30th!

Grand Prize: Custom Character Alteration - Doomkin Dark'Anjel
Second Prize: Free Quest Ticket - Xeldria Elyora
Third Place: Free Month Subscription - Alspeth Willowthrush

MERCHANTS' FOUNDERS CELEBRATION
The Elanthian Merchants Festival, held the weekend of March 24th, was a
rousing success.  Over 20 shops were opened, and about a dozen merchants
offered alterations. The merchant guild estimates that the shops and
merchants brought in 1.5 billion silvers during the festival!

FOEHN'S PROMISE MURDER MYSTERY
Congratulations to all those who discovered that the murderer in the
Foehn's Promise Murder Mystery was Tuille!  For more details on the murder
join discussion in our message boards under the Quest, Sagas and Events
Category. To get to the message boards, simply login to the website at
http://gemstone.net and click the "MSG Boards" link at the left.

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3. March Winners:

REAL GEMS
Congratulations to the following players who found real gems in the game!

Star Sapphire: Nanna
Tear Jade: Talstrad
Topaz: Jaxia, Krellin
Garnet: Rasskazhitiye, Llyim, Jesh, Volfe
Amethyst: Alaviar, Armaxis, Merenith, Marajaded, Detheriel
Citrine: Blaedry, Vilgilius, Whyssper, Bautou, Durason
Peridot: Meria, Dweiz, Karly, Roelon, Zacciwie

There are still over a dozen gems hidden throughout Elanthia, so keep
looking!

TREASURE WEEK
The output of box-found items and critter-found weapons was increased
above and beyond the standard number of treasure items. Over 500
additional items were released into the game and 25 special treasure boxes
were hidden. Congratulations to all the lucky players who found items,
weapons or treasure boxes!

ROLEPLAYING WEEK
Congratulations to these players who won roleplaying awards during
Roleplaying Week.  They have also won either a free admission to The
Festival of Oleani or a free month in Platinum!

Alisanne, Amaner, Annaleesia, Anterrio, Anubia, Arfalax, Arimantis, Atri,
Attrigan, Azerias, Baalor, Balinworn, Beinifien, Breej, Brinth,
Bullingbrook, Camelia, Cearid, Dapplecloud, Dearlae, Detheriel, Ellorian,
Ethlen, Fisdan, Fyden, Ilvane, Incanta, Itonje, Kadesha, Karly, Keric,
Lansellot      Leduec, Lilybriscoe, Llyr, Malakon, Morah, Naamit,
Namragor, Nofret, Ntembe, Obewhite, Poscha, Rashaina, Riend, Roelon,
Ruarie, Rys, Sabitor, Sallay, Skyfawn, Tanri, Thuun, Trubled, Warrant,
Woustor, Xeldria, Xulaina, Ylena, Yseult, and Zimon.

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4. Premium News:

FOUR WINDS AUCTION 2000
Premium members gathered aboard the rarely seen Elven Airship the last
weekend of March for their annual auction - the biggest and best yet! Over
660 items were auctioned, 760 consolation prizes awarded, and over
1,880,550,000 silvers changed hands!

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5. Contact Us:

If you have any questions or comments about the game, or just want to drop
us a line to say "hi", please reply to gsfeedback@simutronics.com. We'd
love to hear from you!

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Thanks again for joining us in the online world of GemStone III. We hope
this newsletter has given you some useful information that will help you
along in your adventures! If you have any news tips for us, please reply
to this email or write to: gs3-news@simutronics.com.

See you in the game!

The GemStone III Team

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