Searching for a
friend named "Annie" and finding Poison_Ivy!!
by David L. Davis aka
SpottedTiger - Spring '97
A Mystical Portal of Blue
swirling mists formed, emerging from its sparkling waves...a tall
woman stood motionless cladded with Full Gleaming Body Armor and
a Lightning Bow grasped with both hands. Her rich Dark Jet Black
Hair flowed in the wind, as her long Ponytail laid over the right
ear extended down to her hip, attached near the bottom a bright
round crest with three bluish tip feathers which extended from
its back, an image of a Fierce White Tiger's face could be seen
upon its surface. Just above the White Tiger's Head two large red
dots marked her victories over the Demon called
"Diablo." Her Eyes of Deep Blue searched about looking
for something or someone. Very soon two Adventurers approached, a
level 1 Warrior called "Roland," and a level 14 Rogue
called "Poison_Ivy" stared in disbelief.
"Stranger, how is it that you've entered into our Private
Domain? Are you a Hacker or a PK (Player Killer)?," they
asked with fear and troubled concern that a level 34 Rogue called
"SpottedTiger" had appeared from nowhere, now stood
before them. "I come in peace...searching for my friend
called Annie aka Poison_Ivy," she voiced quickly as possible
to calm the fear-filled pair. "But how have you entered our
Private Game called "Poison" without us giving you our
password?," they wondered glancing at each other then toward
the Tall Amazon who towered near them. For a moment SpottedTiger
thought silently at first before answering their inquiry...not
revealing that she had first tried "Poison_Ivy,"
"Annie," and a few other names of friends, before
trying the name of the game "Poison" as the password
(which worked to her surprise...let this be a lesson, never, ever
use the name of your game as its password!!) . "It was a
Lucky Guess, that's how I found your password, so do not
worry...SpottedTigers are not Hacks or PKs!!," she said
boldly and proud. "So there is a whole Clan of
SpottedTigers?," they asked seriously.
"NO...hehe!!," SpottedTiger laughed so hard she thought
she was going to die right then and there!! (Guess I should've
typed slower on b.net...opps a typo.) "No...I'm the one and
only SpottedTiger, don't worry," she spoke reassuringly.
"Sorry, but we are new to Diablo, in fact we just starting
playing it on the b.net (Battle Net) today, both agreed in
chorus. "But now that I see that the Poison_Ivy I seek named
Annie is not here, I will leave if you both wish me to?,"
the Amazon said with a small trusting grin. "No, no, it
would be good if you stayed and helped us along in building our
characters!," they both winked as small smiles formed on
least an hour they fought the Demons of Diablo in Normal Mode
upon the first four levels, gathering gold 'n' many other items,
till Poison_Ivy left richer and Roland became an level 8 Warrior.
Another imporant lesson, always help other characters in their
quest again the Dark Lord, Diablo. You just might need their help
in return someday!)