What MUD code base does Ansalon MUD run?

Ansalon runs using the Ansalon 1.5b3
© 1996-2015 David Leverich & Jesse Nelson.
Where we came from?

  • DikuMUD by Hans Staerfeldt, Katja Nyboe, Tom Madsen, Michael Seifert, and Sebastian Hammer.
  • MERC 2.1 code by Hatchet, Furey, and Kahn.
  • ROM 2.3b6 copyright (c) 1993-1998 Russ Taylor.
  • Ansalon 1.5b3 (c) 1996-2015 David Leverich, Jesse Nelson
    Previous: Chris Leary, Scott MacLean, John Patrick, Jason Dotter, David Gathright, Shane Lindstrom and others who left their footprints.

Great inspiration for MUDs came from “Colossal Cave Adventure” and Zork.  See the help files in the games, you’ll note some homage to them in places as well. 

As well as Original MUD and MUD2.

See our CREDITS page for more in depth info.

What do all of these different coupons do?

Ansalon has a series of “coupons” that can be purchased with quest points at a quest master if desired.  The following will try to explain what each one does.

  • An Official Pardon
    A pardon will make the guards no longer see you as a KILLER or THIEF. In fact, you simply eat it and no one will call you either of those, unless you commit another heinous crime. (Eat to use)
  • Restring coupon
    Redeeming one of these with an Immortal allows you to change the appearance of any piece of equipment that you own. For example, you can change your mithril sword to be a vicious looking saber. You may now use the RESTRING MACHINE in Palanthas to automatically restring your items! (Imm approval at the end)
  • Petstring coupon
    Redeeming one of these with an Immortal allows you to change the appearance of a pet that you own. If you use your pet for Role Play, a unique Dragon or Mercenary could be great! Hans the stick, Firlung the Red Dragon… all petstrings must be immortal approved.
  • Home coupon
    Redeeming one of these with an Immortals allows you to be sent “home” from any place on the MUD. (Eat to use)
  • Quest note
    A quest note can be redeemed for a corpse retrieval, a restring (see above), or cashed in for 10 diamonds.
  • Global echo coupon
    Redeeming one of these with a few select Immortals allows you to have a “global echo” sent with your choice of words (within reason). A global echo is a set of text that is set to all players currently on the MUD. It can contain color if desired.
  • True faith coupon
    Redeeming this with one the implementors/creators allows you to “see the light” so to speak and have your alignment reset to its “proper” value. (eat to use)
  • Makeover coupon
    The most expensive of coupons, this allows you to get a complete whole-body equipment restring: a restring (see above) of every piece of equipment that you’re can wear, as well as a container. Very rare, and worth it for big RPers.
  • Mastercraft coupon
    A Mastercraft coupon lets your weapon be improved, mastercrafted, which causes it to do an additional dice of damage (if it was 10d12, it’s now 11d12), this increases it’s damage in combat. Weapons can only be Mastercrafted ONE time. A Mastercraft coupon is VERY valuable.
  • Enchantment coupon
    An Enchantment coupon adds magical damage and hitroll adjustments to a weapon. The maximum enchantment on any item is based upon the ITEM’s level. IE. A level 121 sword (101 to use), 18/18 is maximum, level 61 sword 9/9 (.3 or 3/10ths of the item level). Obviously, 8/8 is a normal 101 mage’s usual maximum, so items under level 60 would be a waste of the coupon, but can be done if insisted.
  • Weaponflag coupon
    This coupon may be used to CHANGE any ONE flag on a weapon to another flag, this is only extra flags like vampiric, vorpal etc. This coupon will not change the damage type. This coupon must be presented to an implementor to be used, and may be used multiple times on a single item. This coupon is only valid on STOCK and NON-CLAN items. This weapon only changes Special Types, such as Shocking, Throwable, Poison etc. This coupon can not be used to change two-handed, rot death flags.
  • Train/Gain/Practice coupons
    These coupons when eaten will add a trains, gains, or practices to your score. They can be very useful when you want to add that certain skill… Trains increase stats (STR/INT/DEX/WIS/CON) or gain skills, Gains let you add skills, practices let you get better at a given skill (up to 75% efficiency)

In addition, other coupons may be given out as quest prizes, etc. For more information about those coupons, please ask the Immortal that gave them out.

How do I change which god I worship?

Only a high level immortal can change which god you worship. If you desire a god change, you must do the following:

  1. Use the ‘godchange’ command to automatically do so. OR if that fails due to alignment or other restriction (as in changing from a good to evil etc)…
  2. Send a note to ‘immortal’ asking to be changed. Make sure to list who you want to be changed to.
  3. Role-play out your new “religion”. A story on the story board might help.
  4. Present a true faith coupon upon approval by an IMP.
  5. Wait a bit. It will happen. Continually bugging the Immortal Staff about it doesn’t help your cause.

There is also the ‘godchange’ command which is  useable by all players.  This allows you to change gods within the same alignment for free if under level 15, or with a true faith coupon if higher than level 15.  If your alignment differs from the deity you choose to worship this still requires immortal intervention.

How can I become an Immortal on Ansalon?

Probably one of the most asked questions from players on Ansalon is how can they obtain an Immortal position. Immortals are often chosen from our playerbase based on their roleplaying skill, dedication, and willingness to help. The best way to get an Immortal position is to excel in those areas. The best way to hurt your chances is to consistently ask/beg Immortals about a position.

The best summary would be: Don’t ask us, we’ll ask you!

How do I join a clan?

In order to join a clan (also referred to as a guild), you must seek out the leader or a recruiter of the clan you wish to join. Leaders and recruiters are signified by a or sign after their clan tag on the who list. They will let you know the requirements for joining that clan, you may also want to reference the clan’s help file. Once you’ve met the requirements, you must “petition” to join the clan. For more information log into the game and type “help clans”.

Can I advertise other MUDS on Ansalon MUD?

The answer to this one is a simple no.
Advertising one MUD on another MUD can be considered extremely rude.

If you are a MUD developer and are looking for help, please note immortal.

For advertising your MUD you may want to check out websites like MudConnect.com, MudBytes.net, MudStats.net and TopMudSites.com

What is the address of the MUD?

The address is ansalonmud.net port 8679 (ansalonmud.net:8679). You can connect through our in-browser client here, or you can connect using your default telnet client here, or you can download our customized MUSHclient GUI here.

What do you mean by somewhat limited PK?

In order to particpate in player-killing on Ansalon MUD both you and your target must have selected to participate in player-killing and must be within 7 levels of each other.

While roleplay of player-killing is strongly encouraged it is not required. (Some clans however WILL require role-play for player-killing, see your clanbook or clan leaders for requirements).

Stealing equipment or money from other players is also restricted by these regulations.

Can I swap EQ/Money between my characters?

Absolutely not, multiplaying is not allowed on Ansalon in any form or fashion.  This includes swapping equipment or money between any of your own characters, as well as any interaction of any kind.  Dropping money or equipment, disconnect and then connecting as another character to get that equipment or money is illegal, as is giving someone else equipment or money for them to pass on to another of your characters.  A good rule of thumb to follow is that if another one of your characters can benefit from your action in any way you should steer clear of the situation.

Multiplaying is grounds for slaying and devouring the corpses of all characters involved in the swap.  We hate having to enforce this rule but in the interests of keeping the game fair for all we will do it if we catch someone cheating.