History of the World - Part V

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This page contains the events that happened in 2009, back when the things that happened hadn't happened yet. For events in other years, see:

Historians retain the right to poetic license.

Contents

January 24th, 2009: April Fool's Set-up

Some wily citiezens spread lies concerning upcoming advancements in wizardry that will eventually culminate in an April Fool's prank. Talk about preparation!

February 17th, 2009: Forum Stores

A small store on the outskirts of Fire City opens. It specializes in outdated computer parts.

March 18th, 2009: Compute-Cluster

The University unveils its latest addition: a High-Performance Computing Facility. However, economic times being what they are, the facility is severely under-powered. Denis is seen to be begging for donations of Compute-Clusters from passers-by. Thankfully, a certain solanaceous individual with deep pockets bequeaths a Beowulf Cluster to the University two days later and is presented with a ceremonial saucer in a touching speech.

March 26th, 2009: Aligned Weapons

High-powered aligned weapons and wands finally (re)gain their special names, e.g. Earth Sword2 -> Onyx Sword, Shrimp Wand +1 -> Shrimpier Wand. Also, your player-name now reflects your current alignment.

March 31st, 2009: Scouter

The monsters begin to drop, along with their other loot, scouters. Never before had such a staggering, widespread change in monster drops been recorded, and soon there was a Scouter in every inventory. After some investigation, intrepid explorers determine a Scouter shows the personal spiritual power an individual possesses. Those who have worn them have produced depictions of others present whose spiritual power is OVER 9000!!!
What?! Over 9000?! Let me check my notes.
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Sure enough. Over 9000. Scientists believe this spiritual power is the source of magical spells.

April 6th, 2009: Dragon Genetics

Following several failed attempts at creating a working model for dragon genetics that fit empirical evidence, frustrated scientists instead succeed in altering reality to fit their 'more elegant' theory.

There was a bug that computed some gene dominances incorrectly, confounding geneticists. The bug was fixed, and some dragons changed alignments

May 6th, 2009: Drunken Party

A citiezen stumbles across a particularly extravagant party in a mansion full of beautiful women (or so the doorman promises). They agree to let him in after he makes a beer-run. He's found the following morning regaling others with tales of his exploits (at least the ones he can remember) and offering as proof a saucer he nabbed from the china cabinet.

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