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GemStone III Newsletter: Edition 14
June 9, 2000

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Table of Contents

1. Upcoming Events: New Player Lexicon Games, Sorcerer Assembly, Raging
Thrak Dinner, Platinum Summer Solstice Festival
2. Elanthian News: Buddy Contest Winners, Verbs, History and Spells
Released!
3. Premium & Platinum News: Premium Meeting, June Design Contest
4. Contact Us:

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1. Upcoming Events:

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 Saturday, June 10th, at 5 PM EST in Icemule
Trace (one north and one west from Town Center at 310 Cursed Street).
Mentors and GameMasters will be available for demonstrations and questions
following the games!

SORCERER ASSEMBLY
Have a question about a sorcerer spell?  Wondering what new spells are
planned?  Join the Order of Lorekeepers at Silverwood Manor in Wehnimer's
Landing (one east from the temple, at 200 Erebor Square) for moderated Q&A
sessions dedicated to the intricacies of sorcery! Sessions will take place
on the 2nd Sunday of every month - be sure to check out the next ones on
June 11th and July 9th, both at 9:30 PM EST.

DINNER AT RAGING THRAK
Raging Thrak Inn is hosting a community dinner for all citizens and
visitors to Wehnimer's Landing.  They have hired the best chefs and
waitstaff to serve the finest meal in the lands.  Join in the festivities
on Monday, June 12th, at 9PM EST at the Raging Thrak Inn, Wehnimer's
Landing.

PLATINUM SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL
Don't miss the event of the summer!  Merchants and entertainers from
across the lands will be gathering to provide fun, games, entertainment,
and shopping.  Challenge your friends to jousting or mud wrestling, ride
the breathtaking log flumes, or gamble your silvers at a chance in the
dark box.  Fun for all!  The festival begins Tuesday, June 13th and runs
through the Friday, June 23rd.

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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,
June 30th!

MAY WINNERS:
Grand Prize: Custom Character Alteration - Arianiss Winterfox
Second Prize: Free Quest Ticket - Shaylha Ma'rynn
Third Place: Free Month Subscription - Naithan Radick

APRIL WINNERS:
Grand Prize: Custom Character Alteration - Smerker Necodominus
Second Prize: Free Quest Ticket - Jiaa Khru'shev
Third Place: Free Month Subscription - Daphren Akanevonn

TRIP VERB RELEASED
Combat masters at the local training facilities have learned a few new
tricks and are able to impart the knowledge to all qualified individuals.
Those who have trained in polearms will now be able to trip their
opponents with the appropriate weapons of sufficient reach (two-handed).

MSTRIKE VERB RELEASED
A new combat skill utilizing Multi-Opponents combat training has also been
released.  Individuals with sufficient training in Multi-Opponent combat
skills will be able to strike many targets in one swing.  Those who are
truly adept in the skill, can focus their attention on a single target and
unleash a barrage of strikes.

SCHOLARS RELEASE STUDY OF HUMAN HISTORY
After many years of research, Deinirius Antroydes, Sage of the Lost Tower,
has completed his chronology of the Turamzzyrian Empire.  In accordance
with recent diplomatic initiatives begun by the empire, this document will
be made freely available to all interested parties. The updated human
history and new Turamzzyrian Map are now available for download in the
GemStone III file libraries - check them out!

SINGERS REJOICE!
It seems that Jastev, in his endless quest to preserve the knowledge of
all things artistic for eternity, stumbled upon some ancient records.
Included in these texts were the musical notations for Song of Sonic
Armor, Song of Rage, Song of Noise, and the previously-unheard-of Song of
Mirrors.  In his desire to preserve this knowledge for the survivors of
the apocalypse he has forseen, Jastev apparently didn't feel inclined to
share these songs with his present-day followers.  Cholen, however,
learned of Jastev's monumental discovery, and has (along with a little
helpful nudging from Lumnis) cajoled the songs from Jastev for all to
appreciate!

NEW EMPATH SPELL LISTS GO LIVE
In the message boards, Empath Liaison Krylan announced that a new Empath
spell list will be released on June 9th in Platinum.  The spell list in
Prime will be released shortly afterwards.

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3. Premium & Platinum News:

PREMIUM MEETING
Gather with fellow Premium members on Friday, June 23rd, at 10pm EST at
Frostacre Woods for the monthly meeting and a special raffle. Portals will
be available inside the Halls, and will return you to where you departed.
The raffle will start 30 minutes before the meeting and the drawing will
take place when the meeting starts. See you there!

JUNE DESIGN CONTEST!
If you ever want to be a tailor, this month's contest could be your big
break! Design an original item of clothing to be displayed in the new Four
Winds Hall boutiques. See PREMIUM 6 for contest rules and guidelines. Be
sure to get your entries in by midnight, June 18th. Ten winners will be
chosen and awarded simple alterations. Good luck!

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4. 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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