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Sock 2

Again, sorry for being later- life dictates the times at which my columns go up, and this week hasn't been terribly kind to me. Hmph.

Today's Tips:

  • Guild Leaders, take note: I will allow you to send private messages to others, if you need to. Try to keep the mail-flow through my inbox, however, to a minimum: Exchanging e-mail addresses and such works way, way better for me, and it would probably be way easier for you, too.
  • Just a friendly reminder to a few of you: You may only exchange your points for one item at any one benchmark once, and once you have obtained a benchmark item, you can no longer receive any other items from that benchmark, ever. Thus, be very careful when you make your choices! Remember that exchanging points for benchmark items or prizes does not use up your daily action, so bear that in mind.

Today's episode: Start!



Battle Window              Points upon Revival: 100
insert battle theme...

Currently in Play:
  • Zaile
  • Demon Guard-A
  • White Witch-A
  • White Witch-B
  • Demon Guard-B
  • Mazell
  • Sirius (Summon)
  • Glalie (Summon)

Action Window

Heltje gains a level, reaching Level 5!
Alexander attacks! Mazell takes 23 damage! Alexander gains 50 Gold!
Ourobolus attacks! Hellspawn jumps out of the way!
FirstAid casts Cure! It's super-effective! Souleater-A takes 144 damage!
Alael uses a Ray Mote! It's super-effective! Souleater-A takes 121 damage!

Souleater-A is defeated!
Alael receives 400 Experience and 200 Gold!
Alael gains a level, reaching Level 11!

Another Souleater is born in Souleater-A's place, like a phoenix rising from the ashes!
Mazell speaks: "Ha ha ha... you didn't realize that the undying force of darkness surrounding this palace provides new life to those who aid me? Fools!

Leviathan attacks! But Mazell stops the attack dead!
Shinuzzo attacks! Mazell takes 22 damage! Shinuzzo gains 50 Gold!
UFJ gains a level, reaching Level 11!
UFJ casts Cura! It's super-effective! Souleater-A takes 144 damage!
Sundoulos attacks! Electabuzz takes 31 damage! Electabuzz is poisoned!
Lost Boricua gains a level, reaching Level 12!
Lost Boricua casts Aero! Souleater-A takes 24 damage!
Leaper casts Darkra! It's super-effective! Sirius takes 128 damage! Hellspawn takes 73 damage! Electabuzz takes 63 damage! It's not very effective... Zaile takes 15 damage!
Koala Bob attacks! It's super-effective! Souleater-A takes 82 damage!

Souleater-A is defeated!
Koala Bob receives 400 Experience and 200 Gold!
Koala Bob gains two levels, reaching Level 11!

Xlash attacks! Electabuzz takes 58 damage!
Ken casts Aero! Hellspawn takes 21 damage!
Sirius uses Photoblaster! Beams of light shower down upon the battlefield!
Glalie takes 38 damage! It's super-effective! Souleater-C takes 104 damage! Souleater-D takes 121 damage! Hellspawn takes 57 damage! The enemies shield their eyes from the attack.


Hellspawn is defeated!
All SIA members receive 125 Experience and 25 Gold!
BigWook gains a level, reaching Level 13!
Joshua gains a level, reaching Level 12!
Vyselocke gains a level, reaching Level 13!

ERROR casts Blizzara! Glalie is healed by 46 points! Souleater-C takes 37 damage!
JuMeSyn smashes Zaile on the chin! Zaile takes 18 damage!
Jeremy V attacks! Souleater-B takes 12 damage!
Arpijy attacks! Zaile takes 22 damage!
Vyselocke attacks! It's not very effective... Zaile takes 17 damage! Vyselocke does not receive any Gold...
Draconn gains a level, reaching Level 10!
Tasukete casts Fire! It's super-effective! Souleater-B takes 14 damage!
CW gains a level, reaching Level 11!
CW casts Fire! It's super-effective! Souleater-B takes 16 damage!
MrMSty casts Fire! It's super-effective! Souleater-B takes 21 damage!
Aurelius attacks! Electabuzz takes 15 damage!
Kolphyre attacks! Mazell takes 34 damage!
Prism attacks! Electabuzz takes 14 damage!
Raaj gains a level, reaching Level 13!
Raaj casts Fira! Sirius takes 36 damage! It's super-effective! Souleater-B takes 50 damage!
Kharamain casts Fira! Sirius takes 33 damage! It's super-effective! Souleater-B takes 58 damage!

Souleater-B is defeated!
All Hidden Hand members receive 133 Experience and 67 Gold!

BigWook casts Cure! It's super-effective! Souleater-C takes 72 damage!

Souleater-C is defeated!
All SIA members receive 50 Experience and 25 Gold!

SuperKyle attacks! Sirius takes 36 damage!
Sandy gains a level, reaching Level 12!
Sandy casts Cure! It's super-effective! Souleater-D takes 90 damage!

Souleater-D is defeated!
All Guild of Magus members receive 45 Experience and 23 Gold!

Goddess Atma attacks! Mazell takes 24 damage!
Slashlen attacks! Zaile takes 56 damage!
Ice^Tiger attacks! Zaile takes 9 damage!
Shadowchancellor attacks! Electabuzz takes 14 damage!

Electabuzz is defeated!
All Order of Beorn members receive 46 Experience!
Aurelius gains a level, reaching Level 10!
Flamethrower gains a level, reaching Level 8!
Shadowchancellor gains a level, reaching Level 9!

Witecat casts Blizzard! Zaile takes 7 damage!
Joshua attacks! Mazell takes 26 damage! Joshua gains 50 Gold!
Arros Raikou gains a level, reaching Level 8!
Arros Raikou attacks! Mazell takes 9 damage!
Straadin attacks! Zaile takes 10 damage!
~Sean~~ gains a level, reaching Level 8!
~Sean~~ attacks! Sirius takes 16 damage!
LufiaLvr gains a level, reaching Level 7!
LufiaLvr attacks! But Mazell stops the attack short with some strange force!
DMJ gains a level, reaching Level 9!
Maggie attacks! Zaile takes 22 damage!
Fang attacks! It's not very effective... Zaile takes 12 damage!
Glalie uses Ice Beam! Zaile takes 34 damage!
Genjuu uses a Warp Stone! Genjuu's points are switched with Slashlen's!
[Editorial note: Warp Stones have picked first place TWICE now! I swear, the random gods must really be feeling villainous lately. I'm really sorry, Slashlen...]
Adam attacks! Mazell takes 22 damage! Adam gains 50 Gold!
Jess is confused! Jess casts Blizzard! Sirius takes 13 damage!
Nightwolf gains a level, reaching Level 12!
Nightwolf attacks! It's not very effective... Zaile takes 20 damage! Nightwolf gains no Gold!
Gaijin casts Blizzard! Sirius takes 14 damage!
BLG casts Aero! It's not very effective... Zaile takes 6 damage!
Thinkfreemind attacks! Glalie takes 13 damage!
Cacticus gains a level, reaching Level 9!
Flamethrower casts Fira! Sirius takes 33 damage! It's not very effective... Zaile takes 8 damage!

Zaile casts Focus! Mazell's magic power is doubled!
Zaile casts Dark! Vyselocke suffers 37 damage! Genjuu suffers 35 damage! Flamethrower suffers 50 damage!
Zaile is poisoned. Zaile takes 20 damage!

Mazell chants further, beams of energy extending from him to the sky! The electrical storm grows ever stronger! Three lightning bolts suddenly streak down from the sky! BLG suffers 135 damage! Patternscribe suffers 71 damage! DMJ suffers 140 damage!

Mazell summons a tornado! It picks up and swirls around Shadowchancellor and the two contestants above and below him in rank! Their points are all scrambled!

Mazell casts Thundaga! ProtoMan suffers 160 damage! Smiley Elf suffers 160 damage! Ken suffers 158 damage!

ProtoMan is KO'd...
Smiley Elf is KO'd...


Ken's Cleric's Robe is burnt to a crisp, and becomes useless...

The Dark Chevalier is confused!
The Dark Chevalier attacks! ERROR takes 8 damage!
The Dark Chevalier's confusion wears off!

Weretiger Rei is confused!
Weretiger Rei attacks! But Mazell raises his hand and stops the attack.

Bucket is revived with 100 points!
Two White Witches appear!
Two Demon Guards appear!





GUILDS
Don't go it alone!



Guild of Magus

Creator: Sandy
Type: Invite Only
You will be notified in case you are given an invitation- you may not freely join.

Order of Beorn

Creator: Sundoulos
Type: Invite Only
You will be notified in case you are given an invitation- you may not freely join.

Brotherhood of Lief

Creator: FirstAid
Type: Open
You are free to join this guild as long as your total level is 4 or less.

SOCK Intelligence Agency

Creator: Joshua
Type: Invite Only
The SIA has no open positions at this time.

The Healing Shield

Creator: Bainick
Type: Open
May freely join if the following is fulfilled:
You need to have begun the competition as Defender or Healer and have at least 2 levels combined of either to join!

The Hidden Hand

Creator: Raaj
Type: Semi-Open
The Hidden Hand intends to act as a highly coordinated and organized guild. Members must have AIM and be able to discuss SOCK nightly (on Tuesday to Friday) - preference will be given to those who are intending to become proficient in advanced or unusual classes, but others will be considered as well.



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Yesterday's Answers

#93:
a) Nel (80 Experience)
Yep, her cooking skill is the highest! That's all I was looking for.

#94:
c) The 7th Saga (100 points)
Esuna's the name, and that TRULY HARD game is, uh, her game.


Today's Questions
Today's Consolation Points: 20


#95:
What kind of bone can you find under a bed in Arni?
(90 Points)

a) Pelvic Bone
b) Good Backbone
c) Heckran Bone
d) Mixed Bones
e) None of the above


#96:
In the original Final Fantasy, how much money does it take to outfit a single White Wizard with a full list of spells?
(110 points)

a) 139000 G
b) 220000 G
c) 279000 G
d) 417000 G
e) 556000 G



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Contestants
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1 Arpijy
Fgt Lv 8
Points 1838
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2 Genjuu
Blk Lv 10
Points 1827
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3 Mike
Fgt Lv 7
Points 1628
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4 Alexander MD
Fgt Lv 9
Points 1603
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5 LufiaLvr
Wht Lv 7
Points 1561
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6 Knighttrain
Blk Lv 11
Points 1376
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7 Kharamain
Blk Lv 12
Points 1298
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8 Alael
Fgt Lv 11
Points 1236
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9 Leaper
Blk Lv 11
Points 1191
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10 Heltje
Fgt Lv 5
Points 1143
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11 Joshua
Wht Lv 12
Points 1120
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12 Leviathan
Fgt Lv 9
Points 1095
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13 Goddess Atma
Fgt Lv 15
Points 1092
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14 FoxKelfonne
Blk Lv 11
Points 1092
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15 Arros Raikou
Fgt Lv 8
Points 1081
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16 ERROR
Blk Lv 15
Points 1075
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17 Brian J. Blottie
Fgt Lv 12
Points 1060
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18 CW
Fgt Lv 11
Points 1053
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19 Seiryu
Def Lv 6
Points 1041
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20 Ice^Tiger
Blk Lv 6
Points 1027
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21 Sandy
Blk Lv 12
Points 1008
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22 MrMSty
Blk Lv 13
Points 1003
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23 Jess
Wht Lv 9
Points 980
Confused

24 Raaj
Blk Lv 13
Points 884
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25 Witecat
Def Lv 6
Points 864
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26 Purelunatic
Fgt Lv 6
Points 863
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27 Shinuzzo
Def Lv 8
Points 833
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28 Lost Boricua
Blk Lv 12
Points 830
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29 Ken
Blk Lv 10
Points 782
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30 JuMeSyn
Wht Lv 8
Points 764
Immobilize

31 Sundoulos
Fgt Lv 9
Points 760
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32 Gaijin
Blk Lv 8
Points 757
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33 Carabbit
Wht Lv 9
Points 743
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34 Ourobolus
Blk Lv 9
Points 733
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35 UFJ
Wht Lv 11
Points 723
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36 Thinkfreemind
Fgt Lv 6
Points 706
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37 Draconn
Fgt Lv 10
Points 704
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38 Boojum
Blk Lv 11
Points 666
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39 BigWook
Wht Lv 13
Points 645
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40 Nightwolf
Blk Lv 12
Points 643
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41 Maggie
Blk Lv 7
Points 623
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42 DMJ
Fgt Lv 9
Points 595
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43 Cacticus
Wht Lv 9
Points 575
Disable

44 Flamethrower
Blk Lv 8
Points 569
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45 Xlash
Fgt Lv 11
Points 566
Might

46 The Dark Chevalier
Blk Lv 7
Points 555
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47 Aurelius
Wht Lv 10
Points 535
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48 FirstAid
Wht Lv 9
Points 524
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49 Shadow Chancellor
Wht Lv 9
Points 519
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50 Tasukete
Blk Lv 9
Points 514
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51 Bainick
Def Lv 6
Points 479
Normal

52 Kolphyre
Fgt Lv 12
Points 467
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53 SuperKyle
Fgt Lv 10
Points 458
Normal

54 Weretiger Rei
Wht Lv 6
Points 448
Confused

55 Fang
Def Lv 9
Points 428
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56 Koala Bob
Blk Lv 11
Points 421
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57 Strawberry Eggs
Blk Lv 8
Points 419
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58 Macstorm
Def Lv 5
Points 375
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59 Timbit
Fgt Lv 8
Points 351
Burned

60 Belthasar2
Fgt Lv 7
Points 332
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61 Prism
Wht Lv 8
Points 328
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62 Adam
Fgt Lv 8
Points 327
Immobilize

63 Jeffrey
Def Lv 4
Points 310
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64 Cloud_2049
Wht Lv 3
Points 299
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65 ~Sean~~
Fgt Lv 8
Points 295
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66 Straadin
Def Lv 9
Points 290
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67 BLG
Blk Lv 9
Points 268
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68 Vyselocke
Def Lv 13
Points 266
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69 Waterfiend33
Fgt Lv 8
Points 221
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70 Jeremy V.
Def Lv 7
Points 140
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71 IceNine
Blk Lv 5
Points 115
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72 Bucket
Def Lv 3
Points 100
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73 Otaku Nick
Blk Lv 1
Points 100
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74 Slashlen
Fgt Lv 16
Points 92
Normal

75 Killa B
Fgt Lv 1
Points 85
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76 Frammy
Fgt Lv 1
Points 75
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77 Jwcooley
Fgt Lv 1
Points 75
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78 Dracus
Fgt Lv 3
Points 44
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79 Alukien
Fgt Lv 1
Points 40
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80 Ziphakiel Valkrist
Def Lv 1
Points 40
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81 Tyraraven
Fgt Lv 4
Points 28
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82 Patternscribe
Fgt Lv 1
Points 4
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83 ProtoMan
xxx Lv 1
Points 0
K.O.

84 Smiley Elf
Fgt Lv 1
Points 0
K.O.

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