This mud is based on Merc 2.1, created by Furey, Hatchet, and Kahn.  
Merc 2.1 is available as Merc_21.tar.gz from and
E-mail to '' to join the merc mailing list.

Thanks to ...
... Diku Mud for starting it all.
... The Free Software Foundation and DJ Delorie for kick-ass tools.
... Copper Mud and Alfa Mud for releasing their code and worlds.
... Aod of Generic for ... well, everything. You're a hoopy frood, Aod.
... Alander for many ideas and contributions.
... John Brothers of Silly for permission to use Silly code and worlds.
... Zrin for administering the mailing list.
... Abaddon for proofreading our comm.c.
... Hind, Quin, Vic, Diavolo, Oleg, Trienne, and others for porting help.
... Diavolo, Grodyn, Morgenes, and others for code and bug fixes.
... Raff, Doctor, VampLestat, Nirrad, Tyrst, PinkF, Chris, Glop for worlds.
... the players and imps of Mud Dome, Final Mud, Mud Lite, Vego Mud, Rivers
of Mud, Ruhr Mud, and Mystic Realms for bug reports, ideas, new code,
and hours of enjoyment.

Also see "help ROM" for information about the Rivers of Mud code base.

The FAQ answers basic questions about the game and gives tips for play.

The Basic Commands Cheatsheet pdf is a quick and easy printable reference of basic commands.

You can also check game helpfiles on a variety of topics to guide you through the playing of Avendar. Simply type the topic into the search box (or while in the game, type: help <topic>).

Helpfile to look up:

Here's a list of general topics to get you started (type your choice into the box):

  • getting started - The basics of Avendar and MUDding in general.
  • information - How to get info on yourself and your surroundings.
  • moving around - How to move around in the world of Avendar.
  • interaction - How to interact with objects and items in Avendar.
  • communication - How to communicate with others in Avendar.
  • grouping - How to group together with others in Avendar.
  • combat - How to engage (and survive!) combat in Avendar.

Be sure to pay attention to the "See Also" located at the bottom of many of the helpfiles, as they often point to other useful pieces of information on the topic you're reading on.

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