Dark and Shattered Lands
Fantasy-themed MUD (Multi-User Dungeon) founded in 1996.
Ranked 56th of 664 worlds statistically.
Ranked 22nd of 288 worlds in the Fantasy genre statistically.
Voted 15th on MUDConnector.Com.
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Db Size:
(Unknown)

Players Connected:
32 (44 minutes ago)

Maximum Connected:
79 (last 30 days)
Status:
UP

Version:
DSL 3.03 (Based on ROM 2.4 beta)

Average Connected:
26 (last 30 days) ▲4%

Minimum Connected:
1 (last 30 days)
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Do you want color? (Y/N) -> Original DikuMUD by: Hans Staerfelt, Katja Nyboe, Tom Madsen, Michael 
Seifert, Sebastian Hammer. 
Original MERC 2.1 by Hatchet, Furey, and Kahn. 
DSL Owned by Allen Games. (which is owned by Scorn)
DSL Web Site: http://www.dsl-mud.org, Mailing List: dsl@dsl-mud.org
Various Snippets from SMAUG 1.4 (c) Derek Snider
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|-|                    DARK & SHATTERED LANDS (DSL)                     | |
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|-|                           [Implementor]                             | |
| |                               Scorn                                 |-|
|-|                        (scorn@dsl-mud.org)                          | |
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             Code:  DSL 3.03 copyright (c) 1996 - 2012 Tony Allen
           Based on ROM 2.4 beta, copyright 1993 - 1996 Russ Taylor
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Description
Online for over 17 years now, DSL will forever be one of the long standing muds online. Rich in features, DSL offers more than 40 classes and 40 races. Our remort system offers Chromatic and Metallic Dragons as well as Demons, Angels, our original neutral god servant, the Balanx and many other lesser remorts such as Giants. With roleplaying required, we offer both hack and slash player killing if you join a clan or you may choose not to player kill and join a kingdom where you would concentrate on defending your kingdom or taking over others. We offer major quests as well as several smaller ones daily. The world of DSL is rich in history that the players have shaped. Nothing off...
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Language:
English [1] [2]

Created:
April, 1996 [1]
1996 [2]

Codebase:
Custom, still has Rom2.4 sections of code [1]
DikuMUD [2]
Rom [5]

Category:
Dragonlance [2]
Fantasy Role-playing Worlds, Worlds of Darkness [3]

Location:
USA [1] [2]

Server Type:
Rom [1]

Theme:
DragonLance (loosely based) [1]
Dragonlance [2] [5]

Description:
Online for over 17 years now, DSL will forever be one of the long standing muds online. Rich in features, DSL offers more than 40 classes and 40 races. Our remort system offers Chromatic and Metallic Dragons as well as Demons, Angels, our original neutral god servant, the Balanx and many other lesser remorts such as Giants. With roleplaying required, we offer both hack and slash player killing if you join a clan or you may choose not to player kill and join a kingdom where you would concentrate on defending your kingdom or taking over others. We offer major quests as well as several smaller ones daily. The world of DSL is rich in history that the players have shaped. Nothing is off limits when done with sound and proper role-playing. Our world also has vampires and manatonics (think of manatonics like a cross between a Jedi Knight and the immortal from the highlander series) and are about to introduce a special reclass known as the slayer to hunt them. DSL offers a fully functional Gladiator League where the champions are treated like todays rock stars. We have ship combat, a kind and caring immortal staff, active builders and coders for new content and a stern yet fair rule set to prevent cheating and harassment. Become King or Queen or even a Dictator, or serve as a Knight or any rule you strive for. (and convince others you are worthy of) Anything is possible for your characters on DSL. Come join the hundreds of other players and help shape the world of Algoron and make your characters actions count.. [1]
DSL is a DragonLance based Diku Rom2.4 based Mud. We offer a variety in races and heavily modified code. You have the choice to be clanned or not and there are many perks for each. We have over 13 different remorts, including 10 different Dragons. We have reclasses which you may take after joining certain clans. Non clanners may conquer kingdoms and run them. Some are chosen by their bloodline. We have a med-evil version of jedi knights/highlanders/psionist which we call Manatonics. There are many quests including roleplaying ones that may get your name in our timeline/history. There is a court system to fight unfair penatlies to help prevent immortals from abusing their powers. We have installed additional things such as languages, role playing gods including a prayer channel,new skills and spells, new classes and spellgroups, new areas including cities, non-clanned groups and armies and much much more. Come and check us out, we hope you like what you see. [2]
This world is still in beta but will be in alpa begining of March. The world features cool remorts including a 10 different colour dragons. There are clans and the world allows player kill only if you are in a clan. There are some cool roleplaying features such as gods, bloodlines, kings and queens. [3]
Highly Modified ROM code, currentlyin beta testing. [4]
Online for over 10 years now, DSL will forever be one of the long standing muds online. Rich in features, DSL offers more than 35 classes and 35 races. Our remort system offers Chromatic and Metallic Dragons as well as Demons, Angels, our original neutral god servant, the Balanx and many other lesser remorts such as Giants. With roleplaying required, we offer both hack and slash player killing if you join a clan or you may choose not to player kill and join a kingdom where you would concentrate on defending your kingdom or taking over others. We offer major quests as well as several smaller ones daily. The world of DSL is rich in history that the players have shaped. Nothing is off limits when done with sound and proper role-playing. Our world also has vampires and manatonics (think of manatonics like a cross between a Jedi Knight and the immortal from the highlander series) and are about to introduce a special reclass known as the slayer to hunt them. DSL offers a fully functional Gladiator League where the champions are treated like todays rock stars. We have ship combat, a kind and caring immortal staff, active builders and coders for new content and a stern yet fair rule set to prevent cheating and harassment. Become King or Queen or even a Dictator, or serve as a Knight or any rule you strive for. (and convince others you are worthy of) Anything is possible for your characters on DSL. Come join the hundreds of other players and help shape the world of Algoron and make your characters actions count.. [5]

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Dark and Shattered Lands is a great MUD, nuff said.
TopMUDSites.Com Review by on Sep 4, 2006
Dark and Shattered Lands is a great MUD. I have played several MUDS over the last few years, and DSL is the only one I play anymore. The world is great and filled with well-RP'ed players. All in all, a great MUD, that I would encourage anyone to check out and try.
TopMUDSites.Com Review by on Aug 26, 2006
I have played Dark & Shattered Lands for over 7 years, and in that time Scorn (The Mud's Implimentor) has continuously added things to the game as well as keeping world quests & events fresh, fun & exciting. New classes & races are constantly being developed, and input from the players is appreciated and sometimes implimented. I myself was part of a team that helped design a new race of dwarves. Clans & Kingdoms are like guilds in some other games. Both are RP mandatory though clans are as much about PvP as they are about RP. With the 10th anniversary coming, there are a lot of new things planned and being implimented seemingly every day. Based loosely on dragonlance, some things will sound familiar, while others are wholy unique to DSL. I give it a 9.5 out of 10 p.s. I suggest making a dwarf because dwarves rule ;)
TopMUDSites.Com Review by on Aug 24, 2006
DSL is an incredibly fun and addictive MUD. They have a lot of features that I never found at any other MUD - the sailing code, the ability for ocean battles, and the Algoron Gladiator League where you can sit in the arenas and bet and watch - or try your luck as a gladiator! But mostly, I love this MUD for the rp and I think one of the most unique rp opportunities, at least the one that attracts me most, is their priest system. As a priest on DSL, you have the possibility of advancing in priest ranks after reaching 51 (max. level). You can only do so by pleasing the god you worship. I can honestly say that some of the most incredible experiences I have had in my rp there is when I have been visited by the god my priest worships. It's a wonderful experience, and just one of many in the Dark and Shattered Lands!
TopMUDSites.Com Review by on Aug 23, 2006
DSL is a constantly changing (for the better) MUD with truly something for everyone. Player Killing is allowed if you join a clan or want to be a loner, or join a kingdom and enjoy the RP. Of course, there is RP in clans as well, as this is an RP enforced MUD. DSL features a wide range of classes, reclasses, and races, making for very unique combinations. Remorts are given for exemplary RP or for other contests, and a very friendly and helpful immstaff and playerbase makes this a very fun environment. I've been playing DSL for about 8 years now, the MUD has been running for over 10, and the world has grown to an almost inconceivable level. With player crafting coming in, new classes being added and a new channel to help new people to the mud, now is a great time to join in the fun. Play DSL today!
TopMUDSites.Com Review by on Aug 20, 2006
I played DSL for about five years, and can't imagine what I was thinking. Roleplay enforced? Yes... vaguely. The problem is that the code doesn't support the roleplay (in fact intentionally prevents it) and that the attitude of the playerbase is in strong support of a world with little to no realism, simply because it's based on pulp fantasy. Many races, reclasses, clans and whatnot--but it's really all the same. Tedium for (theoretical) reward. It will take you at least 100 hours to get a character fully levelled, and once you have, you can go out to player-kill competently (PK before the highest level exists, but is never balanced--everyone knows the level of everyone else, like stock ROM). You actually need hours to level, and levelling isn't easy--levelling some races or classes is in fact very hard. Levelling consists of killing the same mobs, over and over again, until you've done it enough that you have to go somewhere else to do the same thing to a mob with a different name string, essentially. A holy priest of the Goddess of Love and Peace might kill a thousand goblins, a hundred flesh golems, and fifty woolly mammoths before being able to persue the priesthood. Brilliant! There is a new crafting system, possibly the worst crafting system I've seen in a MUD yet--you can spend a few thousand eggs (that equates to 1000+ hours of RL tedium--no kidding) to make an item that is presumedly slightly better than the one you can buy for 1.5 eggs. That, according to the admin, is a "challenge". You earn those eggs by doing "quests" for the "questmaster", which involves you running or gating to places in the rather large world to retrieve items such as "lost puppies" and "king's sceptres" ad infinitum. Each time you do this earns you less than 1/10th of an egg, and you have to wait five minutes between quests. This is what people do with thousands of hours of their lives they... Read More
TopMUDSites.Com Review by on Feb 19, 2005
Dark and Shattered Lands has lots of races, classes, and reclasses. Although leveling can be hard at times because experience received is dependant on actual hours played. Also some of the races are unbalanced and playerkilling can become frustrating. The immortals are heavy-handed and seem to favor personal friendships over fairness. There have been two equipment and money wipes while I played. Overall a decent mud but not in the top 10.
TopMUDSites.Com Review by on Aug 21, 2003
I've spent alot of time playing various MUDS, and spent almost as much time looking for a better MUD. With DSL the search is finally over. This mud has it all! DSL is very well balanced while at the same time offering a huge selection of classes and races. I've been playing on DSL for a year now and have never seen less then 100 players online. There is just so much more on Dark and Shattered Lands then any other place i have played! There are inter-kingdom wars and politics, clans for PvP, a Gladitorial League for the truly brave, a season of clan wars every year, naval battles, and alot more. You can even spend your time fishing and digging for buried trasue!
TopMUDSites.Com Review by on Jun 16, 2002
The size of this mud can be overwhilming at first. Over 10 different races, 5 base classes, each with at least 2 reclasses, DSL provides hours (literally) of enjoyment for the newbie, or the seasoned pker. THis is an enormous mud with 4 continents, each with many original areas. Gladiator tournaments are held on a weekly basis, with many new tournaments starting every week. RP is mandatory, you must RP to do everything. This adds to the enjoyment. THere is a wide range of player abilities, so you can pick on newbie clanners, or join the AGL (ALthanian Gladiator League) and fight against seasoned pros that might just give you a run for your money. DSL is also very stable, the server is constantly being upgraded with donations players make, thus leaving you with almost no lag.
TopMUDSites.Com Review by on Sep 28, 2001