} Don't mourn Zadoc, dear supplicant, he has simply ascended to a higher
} level. Instead of being an oracularity regular, he has achieved the
} status of Legend. He has moved out of the palace, and has taken up
} residence at the Legends' Lodge.
} So he won't be around as much, but when he is, it will be a more elite
} appearance, a nostalgic, insider reference intended to give those who
} remember him a fond chuckle and make those who do not feel excluded and
} Come to think of it, though, I miss the old guy myself, a bit. Let me
} give him a call ...
} <Zadoc> Legends' L--OW!-- Lodge ... Zadoc speaking ...
} <Orrie> Zadoc? How's it going, old fella? Did I catch you at a bad
} <Zadoc> Orrie! My God am I--OW! Stoppit!--glad to hear from you!
} You've got to get me out of here, I can't take it ...
} <Orrie> What on earth is going on over there? What's that sound?
} <Zadoc> It's the lemurs, sir ... they won't leave the bright red
} Siamese fighting fish in the tank, they keep digging them out and --OW!
} Cutitout!!-- hurling them at each other! The air is thick with them,
} sir! Between that and the --OW!!-- w**dchucks and their constant
} chucking, it's awful here, sir, and the stench! Let me come home ...
} <Orrie> Where's Joel Furr? Aren't the lemurs his responsibility?
} <Zadoc> Oh HIM ... no one can get his attention away from Og-wa these
} days, it seems he's really found a--OW!-- soulmate. But she at least
} used to --OW!-- tidy the place, and now ... please, sir, can't I come
} back to the--OW!-- palace?
} <Orrie> Og-wa!! But that's not poss-- even Furr couldn't get away with
} that right under Og's nose ...
} <Zadoc> Og doesn't seem to care, sir, ever since Kendai and--OW!!
} Thatsenough!!-- my twin brother Zodoc introduced him to Zork, he spends
} all his --OW!-- time at the TRS-80! That's what drove Og-wa to Furr in
} the first place, sir ... please, let me come back ... I don't like
} being a legend ...
} <Orrie> Good lord. It's worse than I imagined.
} <Zadoc> It's --OW!-- horrible, sir ... and frankly, we're all a little
} bitter that Lisa gets to stay at the palace.
} <Orrie> Did it suddenly get quiet over there?
} <Zadoc> *whispering* Yes sir ... I said her name too loud, they're all
} staring and Kendai's coming ove--
} <Kendai> Orrie Bay-BEE! Kendai here ... so what gives. You put
} several adult males in a room with one UG-lee woman and several small,
} furry animals. Meanwhile you get to chill at the palace with the TRUE
} legend of the oracularities. *mutterings of agreement in the
} background* We want Lisa, Orrie, give her up, man!
} <Orrie> Ahh ... so you've figured it out, Kendai ... clever of you. By
} the way, you should have seen what Lisa came up with for Valentine's
} Day. Amazing what that woman can do with a paper doily and a can of
} silly string ...
} <Kendai> *tortured* Orrie, come ON! Are you saying that the Legends'
} Lodge is really a twisted, perverted scheme to torture w**dchucks?!
} <Orrie> No, no, of course not. That's just a lucky side-effect. No,
} the Legends' Lodge is a scheme to keep you away from Lisa, plain and
} simple. But, tell you what ... I'll send you Desiree.
} <Kendai> Desiwho?
} <Orrie> *whispering* play along, dummy ... they'll buy it, and you'll
} get yourself a new legend! *speaking louder* Uh, Desiree, my original
} priestess, remember? From the, uh, leather thong question from digest
} twenty ... nine?
} <Kendai> Oh, DESiree ... yeah! <a small *pfft* in the background as
} Desiree comes into being> Oooooh, YEAH!
} <Orrie> *smiling* Bye, guys ...
} So, there you have it, supplicant ... Zadoc's fine. And if you want
} him to be even MORE fine, you might want to come up with a few more
} priestesses, and maybe a recurring janitor character.
} You owe the Oracle a few more paper doilies and another can of silly