Compiled by Gareth Marklew,
Archivist, Durham University Treasure Trap,
Copyright of Durham University Treasure Trap Society 1999,
All rights reserved.
When I first created the Archivist post, and put it through the AGM, there were some
people who thought that I was just trying to create a post for myself within the society, or
that I was just a nutter who found old pieces of paper interesting. Well, I must plead
guilty to the latter charge. However, I hope through this catalogue, and any that should
follow to prove that the reason I created this post was because there was a need for it, not
because I'm a meglomaniac eager to grab any bit of power that's going.
So, what good can this catalogue, and the archive it represents do ? It's probably easier
to start off with what it can't do. It can't give a full history of Treasure Trap. For that,
the documents need to be intepreted, and not just catalogued. It can't even offer the
potential for a full interpretation of all documents relating to Treasure Trap, because the
records I hold are incomplete. That's why I've, somewhat optimisticly perhaps, entitled
it Volume I - I hope that at some point in the future I, or Archivists that follow me, will
be able to add more records to the archive, and produce more catalogues to record them.
This catalogue doesn't even give a full impression of all the contents of every record - for
that you'll have to read the things yourself. Having said that, I hope it gives, at least in
most cases a reasonable impression on what's in each document.
Having got the negatives out of the way, what are the positives ? For a starter this
catalogue shows us what we've got. And that's quite a lot. The list of newsletters is with
a few exceptions, almost complete from 1988 to the present day. In future I hope we will
be able to fill in the blanks with newsletters from the very early years, and the ones from
Ian Clay's first Secretariat and so forth. The collection of Minutes too is quite
remarkable. We have the minutes from the very first AGM of the society, back I May
1984, not to mention large amounts of minutes from the mid to late late 1980s, and more.
I hope in time we'll find more Minutes to fill out the holes - the early 1990s are
somewhat under-represented, we have no other minutes from before 1986 except for the
ones of the first AGM. The earliest entries in the Accounts date to the end of 1983 - ther
must somewhere be records of the meetings which formed the society, it'd be nice to find
them. Add to this the sheer aount of background stuff, and you have a valuable resource
So What's It All About ?
So what's the good of it all ? First it's useful stuff to have records of. It makes it easier to find out what churches have which miracles if there's a record of them. It makes it easier to find out what the rules are if we have records of the meetings where they were passed (and before anybody asks, I checked and Warlocks shouldn't be able to use black or white elementalism...). If you know there's a crib sheet for lorewarden runes, it can be publicised, so we can all become little norse scholars together. And if you want to know how the Universe fits together, it's all there in P/BAC/?/009. Even things like lists of old members can be useful, if they allow us to remember those old members who we haven't seen for a while, and if they prod us to try in get in touch with them. After all, DUTT wouldn't be half the society it is today without the efforts of the people who are now externals - and some of these records help us to remember these efforts. Of course, as time goes by, we all run out of ideas. A look at some adventure plots, or newsletters can remind people about what the society's done in the past, ideas which might be just as good for the future.
But more importantly than all such worthy causes, I think these records are fun. Look at them some time. Discover the meeting when Ian Macredie tried to "fry John's racoon", learn all about the Guardians of the Sacred Hob-Nob, laugh as you read about Dave Weatherall's attempt to take over the world. Alternatively, in other records you can discover the meaning behind the name BOTY, read the motion which led to us declaring war on the Computer Science Department, and be amazed by some of those adventure titles.
Anyhow, that's my self justifying spiel1. Read on and enjoy.
Archive of Records of
Durham University Treasure Trap Live-Action Role-Playing Society
Introduction:This catalogue lists all records present in the archive of records of DUTT. These records take many forms, and each is recorded by a four section identification code.
The Code:The identification code consists of four sections. The first, is a letter code identifying the source of the record. The second is a letter code identifying the type of record. The third section identifies the year or years of the creation of the record, where known. The final section is a numerical code iedntifying the individual record. A full list of the codes is given below. This catalogue is arranged in alphabetical order of the Source Codes.
Sources of Records:In some cases the source is the personal collection of an individual person, in which case the code relates to their initials. In other cases, it may be from the records held by the members of the Executive Committee, in which case the initial or initials of the position is given. The codes for any other sources follow a similar pattern.
Source Codes:GM = From the personal collection of Gareth Marklew. SC = From the personal collection of Simon Childs. P = From the files of the President.
Types of Record:There are a large number of types of records existing in this collection. Each is identified by its own three letter code.
ADV = Record relating to an individual adventure or group of adventures. This category includes descriptions of adventures, encounter lists, props used on adventures and so forth. AGE = Agenda of a meeting of, or referring to, the Treasure Trap society. ART = An article on Treasure Trap, or on Treasure Trappers, appearing in a newspaper, magazine, newsletter etc BAC = Background stuff - records which contribute to the whole IC background of Durholme. CAT = Catalogues from LRP suppliers. CHA = A record relating to an individual character, or group of characters. This includes backgrounds, downtime submissions, props and so forth. DSU = Paperwork from those lovely people at the Union. EH = Eleventh Hour stuff. FIN = Financial records, or records relating to finances. GAT = Gathering and related events stuff. GEN = General records - items I couldn't fit in elsewhere. MEM = Membership records. MIN = Minutes of society meetings. NEW = Newsletters. PUB = Publicity material for TT or other organisations. RUL = Rules, either records of rules, or records relating to them. WAR = Not declarations and plans of war, but rather things relating to the Wardrobe and its Officers.
Year Codes:These consist of a two digit number, or a range of two digit numbers indication when the record was created. Where the year or years of creation is uncertain, a question mark is placed after the last digit, where the year or years are unknown, a question mark will be used on its own. An awful lot of years are uncertain. In some cases I've been able to make guesses, educated or otherwise. In others I haven't. This is why the newsletters in in particular, occasionally go out of synch - because I've been fitting the ones of uncertain date in after the ones I'm sure about. If you're creating a document in the future, please put the year on it, it makes life so much easier.
Identity Numbers:These allow identification of individual records, and are numbered in the order in which the records were catalogued.
GM/ADV/98?/001 Adventure prop from first basic 98 ? GM/AGE/98/001 Agenda for Society AGM, 20/2/98. GM/ART/98/001 Article on TT 15th aniversary from Palatinate, January 1998. With photo featuring: back row,l-r: Dave Brookshaw, Kevin Rose, Clair Bilton(?), Matt Maddock, Ali Dudgeon, Andy Potter, Laura Pearson, Dave Jones, Alex Williams. middle row, l-r: Rosie Farish, Gareth "Dudley" Bowen, Simon Childs. front row: Mark Potter. GM/ART/98/002 Article reviewing Hild-Bede drama society performance, featuring TT's Matt Maddock. Palatinate, December 4th, 1998. GM/CHA/96/001 Book belonging to Seeker of Knowledge Athelstan Rolfsson (played by Gareth Marklew). GM/CHA/98/001 Wallet belonging to Sol Borealis (Gareth Marklew). GM/CHA/98/002 Invitation to the betrothal party of Sunbeam of the White Guild (Julia Rose) and Vlad Sozdanee (Matt Maddock), issued to Borric the Weasel (Dave Brookshaw). GM/CHA/98/003 As above, issued to Stag of the Hawks (Sally Sharp). GM/CHA/98/004 List of the effects of Jayke (AKA Alaric Whiteleaf, AKA an awful Lot more (Daniel Williams)), found on his body by Sunbeam (Julia Rose), and presented to Ranulf Wulfgard (Gareth Marklew), includes Jayke's cash. GM/CHA/98/005 Threatning note sent to Ranulf Wulfgard, by person or persons unknown. GM/CHA/98/006 As above. GM/CHA/98/007 Dawn ritual, as used by Ranulf Wulfgard on 3YGB 1998.
P/ADV/?/001 A riddle (one of Daniel Williams ?)Probably used on an adventure. P/ADV/?/002 "Treasure Trap Society -Procedural Rules"; hand written document of procedural rules for adventures. Presumably very early in date. P/ADV/?/003 Encounter list for "The Heart of Darkness" P/ADV/?/004 Monster brief for an adventure involving the Akar. I don't think it's "Hunt for the Chalice of Jurna", but other than that I can't identify it further. P/ADV/94/001 Background for 3YGB '94 "The Return of the (Witch) King" P/ADV/94/002 Adventure concept for 3YGB'94 "The Return of the (Witch) King", by Richard Steed (henceforth to be known as "Boty"). P/ADV/94/003 "Things to do" list for 3YGB'94. P/ADV/94/004 Random scribbles relating to 3YGB'94. P/ADV/96/001 Externals monster brief for 3YGB '96. P/ADV/97/001 Monster Briefings for post-banquet bash '97. P/BAC/?/001 Elemental runes for individual spells. P/BAC/?/002 Translation sheet for Ronish, Tengwar, and Lorewarden runes. P/BAC/?/003 Collection of IC documents, with OOC notes, relating to the murders of Prince Bishop Meringar, in the year 1181 DR, and of Gersgin, eldest son of Prince Bishop Gera, in the year 1177 DR, one letter proving that these murders were carried out by "Malthusius, now Prince-Bishop's Regent of Durholme" P/BAC/?/004 IC extract from the archives of the City Guard, for the years 1190-1200 (obviously the Guard were half competant then), with OOC notes. Mentions the sticky end met by the Prince-Bishop Regent Malthusius, and the formation of the Council of Guilds by the Merchant- Adventurers. Authored by Dunmail Hodgkinson. P/BAC/?/005 Drawing of a strange sign, titled on the back as "Smugglers Sign". P/BAC/?/006 Notes on what a character named "Jerome" (played by somebody called Pete), knew about the Mathemagicians. Also contains details of a fourth level miracle "Know History". P/BAC/?/007 A scroll, with writing in some language or coed that I don't recognise. P/BAC/?/008 Sheet of Elementalist runes. It's interesting to note that a distinction is made between Tengwar (the consonants) and Tetha (the vowels). P/BAC/?/009 A collection of small pieces on the nature of the universe and its various planes. A map of the planes included has been annotated by "SJC" (Sam Clayton ?) and "AJW " (Alex Whitehead ?) in 1995, but I suspect as a whole this collection dates from before then. P/BAC/pre89/001 List of the runes of the Dragon Kings. With a correction added in 1989 by "DMW" (Dave Weatherall ?). P/BAC/90/001 Handout from the Adventurer's Guild, written by somebody calle Kevin Rutter, entitled Hand Signals - A Primer, giving a whole rabge of habd signals for scouts et al. P/BAC/91/001 Contains a brief history of Durholme, missing its first page, and notes on what to expect at interactives and other odds and sods. Written by Ade (Parks ?). P/BAC/95/001 Timelines for the 27/01/1278 -06/03/1278, encompassing the Astalonian heresy. P/BAC/96/001 Original templates for 1996 version 5 Crown notes. P/BAC/96/002 Chronicle of the Battle of Durholme, 1279 DR P/BAC/96/003 Prophecy relating to 3YGB'96, and events post that time. P/BAC/96/004 Various legends relating to 3YGB '96. P/CAT/?/001 Catalogue for "Grimas Theatre Make-Up". P/CAT/88/001 Catalogue for "T K Tackle", sellers of archery supplies, dated February 1988. P/CAT/89/001 Catalogue for "Quicks - The Archery Specialists", dated 1989/90. P/CAT/93/001 Catalogue for "Quicks - The Archery Specialists" , dated 1993/94. P/CHA/?/001 Empty character sheet for "Ralf" (played by Ade Eccles). P/CHA/?/002 Empty character sheet for "Marcus" (played by Ade Eccles). P/CHA/?/003 Details for an unidentified character. Possibly from 3YGB'94, but don't quote me on that one. P/CHA/?/004 Details for a character called Freya, a witch played by somebody called Claire. Again, it might be 3YGB '94, but don't quote me on that one. P/CHA/?/005 Character background for a 3YGB character named Fthr Ranald "Le Coure de Ferre" Argent, Half-Dwarf Priest and Defender of the Faith of Kerremar. P/CHA/?/006 Character sheet for a 5th level scout named Blaise Aurelian. Played by somebody called Lynne (Wilson ?) P/CHA/?/007 Character Sheet for Carmella fitzAudelin, played by Kirsten Holmes. P/CHA/?/008 Character background for Aried the Necromancer, played by Kirsten Holmes. P/CHA/?/009 Character background for a character named Tan Anakin. P/CHA/?/010 Character background for Sir Segallion (Wind Him Up And Watch Him Go), played by Roy Lea. Also contains background and details for Elroth, the Red Elly, of the "Storm Order". P/CHA/?/011 Character background for Kameron Rastatt, played by John Williams, prepared for "Hunt for Venison II". P/CHA/?/012 Character background for Blaise Aurelian (see P/CHA/?/006) P/CHA/?/013 Background for a character named Roheima Samiska. Addressed to "Ian", so possibly from when Ian Macredie was head ref. That doesn't narrow it down much 'though..... P/CHA/?/014 More notes on that mysterious character "Jerome". P/CHA/?/015 Character background for Una Heatherwell, as played by somebody called Caroline. P/CHA/?/016 Character notes for Magnus Rosenkratz. P/CHA/?/017 Character Background for Sunderland Jones (Rich Hardy). NB: Sunderland Jones is still an existing character. I've decided to put this sheet in, because (A) He's not exactly in the Goblin every week, (B) because he's stupidly famous and (C) Because it's a damn good background, far better than some of the ones I've ploughed through. Anybody found using this info. IC will be struck down by ye anciente and virulent curse of the Archivist. Or a large axe. P/CHA/?/018 Character details for Malik Imirik (Simon Barass). P/CHA/?/019 Character details for Telukin N'Urnt, Drow emissary to Durholme. P/CHA/?/020 Character details for Emirit Do'Narat (Ian Clay), Drow erm Disposal Expert. P/CHA/?/021 Character background for Murzim, Necromancer, played by Simon Barrass. P/CHA/?/022 Character details for Warlock Aaron Latsundum (Alex Whitehead). P/CHA/?/023 Character details for Asta Steele (Steve Carr). P/CHA/?/024 Character background for Gebbed, Alchemist and mad man. P/CHA/?/025 Character background for the necromancer Twee Merryweather, played by Zak Parkin. P/CHA/?/026 Character details for Hydan Whitcran, scout. Background written in the first person. P/CHA/?/027 Character background for Ishaak Mey-Tik-Whooh-Dhaniabad, warrior monk, played by Zak Parkin. P/CHA/?/028 Character details for Mawtrin Choarh-Shel, Drow warrior monk. P/CHA/?/029 Character background for banquet character Jasmine ("7th level prostitute/2nd level lorewarden"), played by Keris McDonald. P/CHA/?/030 Character background for Dek, half-oger fighter, played by Phil Todd. P/CHA/?/031 Character background for Sirocus, Pyrokin member of the Order of Kakatal , played by Julia Porter. P/CHA/?/032 Character details for Sahlia, a thief. P/CHA/?/033 Character details for Sallach (Ian Macredie). P/CHA/?/034 Character details for Karnun (Ian Macredie) P/CHA/91/001 Report of background and activities of a character named Arian, along with some IC insurance documents, relating to P/CHA/?/016. P/CHA/91/002 Character details for Count Arian, Mayor of Newcroft, played by Nick Buchanan. P/CHA/91/003 Note from Nick Buchanan to Dunmail Hodgkinson, re: Arian. P/CHA/91/004 Character background for Branwen, priestess of Rhiannon, played by Kirsten Holmes. P/CHA/92/001 Character background for that fluffy Pyrokin Darvik Pheurouch (John Williams). With some later annotations. P/CHA/94/001 Character details for Linnet Yellowhammer, scout, played by Kirsten Holmes. P/CHA/94/002 "The Long Awaited, Eagerly Anticipated Character Background For Simon A. Roberts For The 1994 Third Year Goodbye". P/CHA/94/003 Character background for Gabriella Caine, 8th level green Elly, sister of the far more famous Gabriel Caine. Related to 3YGB'94. P/CHA/94/004 Ref notes for characters Danadh Comleach and Markum Brosey, for 3YGB '94. P/CHA/94/005 As above for Sir Segallion (Wind him up and watch him go !) and Gabriella Caine. P/CHA/94/006 As above for Tallyn and Albanac son of Danu. P/CHA/94/007 As above for Parendal and Linnet Yellowhammer. P/CHA/94/008 As above for Marie and Freya the Witches. P/CHA/94/009 Character details for Marcum Brosey, Seeker of Knowledge, as played by Richard Hardy. P/CHA/94/010 Character background for Marie the Witch (Julia Porter). P/CHA/94/011 Character background for Sir Kate (played by Zak Parkin), of the church of Morvana, with some comments on the ranking system within the Morvanian knights. P/CHA/94/012 Character details for Kraedaer Chinspolski and Alaistair MacClaughlain (both Joe Platt). P/CHA/94/013 Character background for Darrion Malcamour, ranger, played by Ade Eccles. P/CHA/95/001 Character details for Berit, Spirit Warrior of Astalon (Sam Clayton). P/CHA/95-96/001 Character details for Krandon Ozelgarth, of the Church of Humact, played by Craig Irvine. P/CHA/95-96/002 Character details for Ranger Ethan Mills (Craig Irvine). P/CHA/95/001 Character background, edited version for the refs of "Candora's Box" (Wettest adventure ever), of Fanell, "Scout/Running Man/Wussy Leather Fetishist". P/CHA/96/001 Account of downtime activities of "Alaister" (see P/CHA/94/012). P/CHA/96/002 Accounts of the activities of the Armsmen of Cardyll (Daniel Williams) - first page, subsequent pages missing. P/CHA/96/003 Character details for Hal the Ranger (Daniel Williams). P/DSU/?/001 DSU model constitution for a society form, uncertain date, not filled in. P/DSU/?/002 Note of regulations for a DSU Fresher's Fair, uncertain date. P/DSU/89/001 Instructions for reratification of society, 1989. P/DSU/89/002 Claims guideline, 1989. P/DSU/94/001 Instructions for reratification, 1994. P/DSU/94/002 Note on Fresher's Fair 1994, from Intro-Week Director, and future DSU President, Emily Baldock. P/DSU/94/003 Note on reratification 1994, from Dave Evans, DSU Treasurer, with note that they need details on "all the stuff in your cupboard". P/DSU/95/001 Guidelines for the claiming of money back for societies. P/DSU?95/002 Note sent to the new exec. on election, by Societies Officer Simon Johnson. P/DSU/96/001 Letter from the Societies' Officers threatening to freeze our bank account if we don't complete the reratification process. P/DSU/96/002 Letter about the 1996 Societies' Fair. P/DSU/96/003 General newsletter from Societies' Officer. P/DSU/96/004 Letter confirming Tts place at Fresher's Fair '96. P/DSU/96/005 Newsletter from the Societies' Officer. P/DSU/96/006 Similar to P/DSU/95/001, but later in date. P/DSU/96/007 Letter from Societies' Officers about reratification. P/DSU/96/008 Reratification form (blank) for 1996-1997. P/DSU/96/009 Note from Societie' Officers, congratulating us on getting reratified. P/DSU/96/010 Letter asking for a description of the society for DSU handbook. P/EH/?/001 Handout describing Eleventh Hour legal system. P/EH/?/002 Sheet giving the effect of hits on various parts of the body for Eleventh Hour. P/EH/93/001 Advert for EHII, sent to John Williams. P/EH/93/002 Very big print out, of Eleventh Hour rules and stuff, prepared for EHII. P/EH/93/003 More background and stuff sent out for EHII. P/EH/94/001 "Final Notice" for EHIII, also containing advert for EHIV. 2 copies, one sent to John Williams, one sent to Pete Baker. P/EH/94/002 Advert for EHs II.V and III, sent to Pete Baker. P/EH/94/003 Eleventh Hour background sheet, prepared for EHIII. P/EH/96/001 EHVI "Town Handout" P/EH/96/002 More EHVI handouts. P/EH/96/003 EHVI "How to, What to, When to, Where" handout. P/EH/96/004 EHVI "The Cast List" handout. P/EH/96/005 EHVI "Armour and Hits" handout. P/EH/96/006 EHVI "Ceridwen" handout. P/EH/96/007 EHVI character sheet for Goodwin Flambard, Merchant trader and Councillor of York, played by Ade Eccles. P/EH/96/008 Letter, relating to EHVI, addresed to Zak (Parkin) and Ade (Eccles), headed "Welcome treasonous plotters". P/FIN/?/001 Templates for notices to be sent to debtors. P/FIN/96/001 List of individual requests for bulk order of helmets, with prices of helmets. Written on back of letter from Kincheap advertising their relocation. P/GAT/?/001 Letter to Pete (Baker ?) from Roy (Lea ?), giving details of attenders and ideas for the PBs Men at the Gathering. P/GAT/?/002 Suggested organisation for the PBs men, giving names of individuals and their suggested position, with handwritten notes. By handwriting, probably was originally enclosed with P/GAT/?/001. P/GAT/94/001 Gathering'94 booking form. P/GAT/94/002 Newsletter headed "Welcome to the Gryphon Faction '94". P/GAT/94/003 Gathering official rules book, 1994 edition, missing "Appendix A". P/GAT/94/004 Gathering Event Guide, 1994. P/GAT/95/001 Gathering Event Guide, 1995. P/GAT/post95/001 IC reports of the progression of the Lion's wars with the Chaos hordes in Avalon P/GAT/96/001 Advert for Viper Parliament 1997. P/GAT/96/002 Handwritten letter from Hatfield to the Lions, announcing apopointment of Rhino as "Lord General of the Lions, Overlord of Avalon and Inter- Race Wrestling Champion". P/GAT/96/003 OOC letter from Si Peace to all Lions, outlining the new command groups plans for The Lions. P/GAT/96/004 Lists of commands for the PB's Men. when in Column and Shield Wall formations. P/GAT/97/001 Letter from Bruce, including list of evnts for 1997. P/GAT/97/001a That list, featuring annotated comments from Bruce saying which events he'd be at. P/GAT/97/002 Booking form for "Association of Scouts Conclave '97". P/GAT/97/003 Flyer for "Return to Avalon". P/GEN/?/001 Blank character sheets. P/GEN/?/002 Somebody's games of noughts and crosses. P/GEN/?/003 Something in Tengwar. My guess would be that they're minutes from some smart-alek of a Secretary, but as I don't read the language, I really don't have a clue. P/GEN/?/004 Copy of a version of The Constitution. Undated, but my guess would put it in about 1997. It's a bit wussy really, virtually identicle to the DSU model one, so I'd ignore it and use a more interesting version. P/GEN/85/001 Note from Forestry Commission to Mark Crowne giving permission to use Hamsterley for an "adventure". P/GEN/87/001 Permit from Forestry Commission to Nick Winter to use Hamsterley on 13th and 14th of June 1987 for the purpose of "Map Reading etc" P/GEN/87/002 Note enclosed with the above. P/GEN/88/001 Permit from Forestry Commission to Katie Player to use Hamsterley forest from1/2/88 to 30/11/89 for the purpose of "Wayfaring". P/GEN/88/002 Note enclosed with the above. P/GEN/89/001 Note from Forestry Commission to Katie Player, reads "I agree to your arrangements for 29 April, 10/11 June and 15 June 1989". P/GEN/94/001 Note and invoice from Forestry Commission to Simon Peace re; "Role Play enactment at Thrunton", for the 11/12 June 1994 (3YGB'94 ?) P/GEN/95/001 Issue 30 of the Adventurer magazine. Don't ask me why it's in the President's file, maybe it's the EHIII review. P/GEN/pre97/001 Selection of blank character sheets. Dateable to pre-97, by spaces provided for recording of neck hits. P/GEN/96/001 Letter from Palatinate editor Paul Tyrrell, offering advice on printing services. P/GEN/96?/002 Notes of things needing to be done at trabsfer of exec., with comments on jobs of individual members. P/GEN/96/003 Note from the Societies Officer regarding Tyne Tees wanting to film us. P/GEN/96/004 Letter from James Morris, to Ade Eccles, with booking for the Banquet. P/GEN/96/005 Letter from Joe Platt to Ade Eccles, booking for the Banquet. P/GEN/96/006 Letter from Andy Livingstone to Ade Eccles, booking for the Banquet. P/GEN/96/007 Letter from Keris McDonald and Phil Todd booking for the Banquet. P/GEN/96/008 Letter from Ellen Rea and Stev Cronin to Ade Eccles, booking for the Banquet. P/GEN/96/009 Letter from Ade Parks to Ian (Macredie ?) booking for the Banquet. P/GEN/96/010 Letter from Dave (Weatherall ?) to Ade Eccles booking for the Banquet. P/GEN/96/011 Letter from Sarah Saunders ("Zak's Cousin") to Ade Eccles, booking for the Banquet. P/GEN/96/012 Menu, and formal invite for "The Prince Bishop's Banquet 1279". Missing reply slip. Presumably somebody used it. P/GEN/97/001 Letter from manager of "Bottoms Up" advertising their services. P/GEN/97/002 Copy of letter from President Al Macleod, to coach company complaining about their incompetance. P/MEM/?/001 Membership list, uncertain date. P/MEM/?/002 As above. P/MEM/86-87/001 Membership list. P/MEM/88-89/001 Membership list. P/MEM/89/001 Membership list, dated 20/2/89. P/MEM/89/002 Membership list, dated 16/10/89. P/MEM/89/003 Membership list, dated 12/11/89. P//MEM/92-93/001 Membership list. P/MEM/96/001 List of members, and people who expressed an interest in being members, drawn up at Fresher's Fair 1996. P/MIN/?/001 Minutes of an Exec. meeting, dated 2/12, but no year given. Mentions Chris Davis as a first year, which probably dates it, but when that was, I don't know. P/MIN/?/002 Minutes of an Exec. meeting, undated but in the same hand as P/MIN/?/001. P/MIN/84/001 Minutes of the first ever TT AGM - 14/05/84. "It was recorded that the President didn't know what he was talking about...." Some things never change. P/MIN/86/001 Minutes of Exec. meeting, 11/10/86. P/MIN/86/002 Minutes of OGM, 01/11/86. P/MIN/86/003 Minutes of Exec. meeting, 09/11/86. P/MIN/87/001 Minutes of Exec. meeting, 09/10/87. P/MIN/87/002. Minutes of an OGM, dated 31/10, but with no year. I've very tentatively dated this to 1987, but it could well be 1988. P/MIN/87/003 Minutes of an OGM, 28/11/87, at which the biggest contraversy seemed to be whether Q was allowed to sign newsletters as "Q". Also contains the motion whereby the Exec. should be in costume for all meetings. P/MIN/88/001 Minutes of a TT Exec. meeting, dated 24/01, but without a year. By internal evidence I've given it to 1988, but I could be a year or so out either way. P/MIN/88/002 Exec. minutes, dated 08/02, but with no year. This one could well be 1989, but for various reasons, I've given it to 1988. P/MIN/88/003 AGM minutes, for 20/02/88. Features the introduction of Warlocks and Warrior Monks, and an overhaul of the Scouts rules. P/MIN/88/004 Dated only as 21/2, it's another of those tentatively dated Exec. minutes. I don't think I'm more than a year out 'though. P/MIN/88/005 Exec. minutes, dated as 04/03. If the above's 88, so are these, if it's not, they're not. P/MIN/88/06 Exec. Minutes, from 06/06. Again, I wouldn't quote me on the year. P/MIN/88/007 Exec, minutes, 05/10, year uncertain but possibly 1988. P/MIN/88/008 OGM minutes from 29/10/88. New president elected, war declared on the CompSki department, armour values introduced. P/MIN/88/009 Minutes of an Exec. meeting, undated, but dateable by internal evidence to 1st or 2nd of November 1988. P/MIN/88/010 Minutes of Exec. meeting, definately dated to 23/11/88. P/MIN/88/011 Minutes of Exec. meeting, 30/11/88. P/MIN/89/001 Minutes of Exec. Meeting, dated only as 18/01, but I'm fairly certain this one is 1989. P/MIN/89/002 Minutes of OGM, dated only as 07/05, I'm fairly certain these are from 1989. Contains the intropduction of Freeze, Haste Self, Haste Other and Ice Storm. Intersting mention that "Long ago.. it was passed that members of the Exec. should receive etched glass goblets.." (Where's mine, that's what I want to know..) Note at the end that "K. McD (Keris McDonald ?) went off arm in arm with Phil T (Todd ?), but that and its consequences are a story for another time..." P/MIN/89/003 Exec minutes, dated as 30/07, tentatively dated to 1989. Meeting described as having taken place "...in Simon Fox-Holmes palatial residence after a strenuous weekend in the swimming pool..." P/MIN/89/004 OGM minutes from 02/11/89, motions include amendment to the Scout rules. And a question is asked by "Someone from Castle who could be called Ian..." Note that the video of "Ladyhawk" was watched - "But no- one ever escapes the dungeons of Aquila..." P/MIN/89/005 Minutes of an OGM dated as 11/11/89. Whether this is correct or not, 'm uncertain. It seems strange to have an OGM just over a week after the previous, and various comments in it seem to date it to earlier than P/MIN/89/004 but who am I, a humble Archivist to question The Files ? Anyhow, the Ranger and the Elf rules were passed at this one. P/MIN/89/006 Minutes, in appalling handwriting dated as 19/02/89. I haven't the foggiest what they're the minutes of mind. P/MIN/89/007 Minutes, again in bad handwriting of, I think, an Exec. meeting, 25/04/89. P/MIN/89/008 Exec. meeting minutes, 10/12/89. P/MIN/90/001 Minutes of an Exec. Meeting, 21/02/90. Include the following quotes "Never agree anything with Chris D, either before or after he's had a few drinks...." - Q. "The meeting was called "Meep" ". -The Minuter. P/MIN/93/001 Minutes of society OGM 31/10/93. Notes that "Ian Macredie tried to fry John's raccoon". Motions (wording of which is missing) passed on Scouts, Spirit Weapons, Mana Overuse and Arrows. Motion on Mana Overuse also mentions Spirit Overuse. P/MIN/95/001 Minutes of the OGM held 18/11/95. P/MIN/96/001 Minutes of society AGM, 24/2/96. Highlights include the Secretary (Ian Clay)'s comment that his newsletters "were the greatest and anyone who disagrees can sod off..." and Dave Weatherall's campaign for the Presidency and world domination. P/NEW/?/001 Introductory newsletter, undateable without further evidence. P/NEW/88/001 Introductory newsletter, tentatively dated to 1988, penned by Chris Hardy (henceforth to be known as Q). P/NEW/88/002 2nd newsletter of academic year 88-89, penned by Q, including report on Summerfest'88 (featuring the "Prince Bishop Bek's Crusaders for the Superiority of the Human Race" written by Cptn Sir Feohtan (Dave Weatherall), and report of resignation of President Pete Smith. P/NEW/88/003 Penultimate newsletter of 1988, penned by Q, mentions new President as Katie Player. P/NEW/88/004 Last newsletter of 1988, penned by Q features report of quest for the Zodiacal Crown. P/NEW/89/001 First newsletter of 1989, penned by Q, features a report of an adventure featuring one, never to be heard of again, Tim "headlong assault on a tenthlevel red Elementalist and single combat with a Balrog" McElwaine. Also features Q's election campaign for the NUS conference delegation. P/NEW/89/002 Newsletter. I don't know why I thought 1989 sounded right for this, but it's as good a guess as any. P/NEW/89/003 Slightly more firmly dated newsleter. Features "Where the Money Went - A Story By A. Mitchell" (Adam Mitchell, Treasurer). P/NEW/89/004 Again imaginative dating time.... Features a report of a 3YGB. P/NEW/91/001 First newsletter of academic year 91-92 (I think). By Dunmail Hodkinson. P/NEW/91/001 Second newsletter of 91-92. Apparently Dunmail had last been seen "disappearing out of Aidans screaming 'Wibble wibble biology wibble !'", so this newsletter was written by Ade Parks. Mentions the god of Death as being called Khatar. P/NEW/92/001 Second newsletter of academic year 92-93. Dateable by mention of interactives being set in 1275. P/NEW/92/002 Newsletter from February 1992, I think it's Dunmail's last one as Secretary. P/NEW/92/003 First newsletter by Ellen Rea (henceforth to be reffered to as Ellen). P/NEW/92/004 Another of Ellen's newsletters, featuring an advert for one of "Wyrd Weavings" events, and a report of the "Mewlip Messiah" adventure. P/NEW/92/005 A newsletter, dating, I think, to 1992, which should make it by Ellen, with an advert for that year's 3YGB. P/NEW/92/006 Newsletter from June 1992 (I think), by Ellen (I think). P/NEW/92/007 As for P/NEW/92/006. but read May for June. P/NEW/93/001 One of Ellen's newsletters, from early 1993, including details of that year's banquet. P/NEW/93/002 Newsletter from February 1993, by Roy Lea (henceforth to be known as "Rex" ). Features a report of 93's post banquet bash, and "Quest for Permenancy II". P/NEW/93/003 Another of Rex's newsletters, with a write up of "Hunt for Venison II". P/NEW/93/004 Last newsletter of academic year 92-93, by Rex. Features report"The Rescuers" - which reveals, amongst other things, the meaning behind the name of BOTY.... P/NEW/93/005 First newsletter of academic year 93-94, with Rex still at the typewriter. Starts "Welcome back to all our old members, and hello to durham University Treasure Trap to all those who signed their life away on society's day..." P/NEW/93/006 Second newsletter of 93-94 academic year, by Rex, featuring "Of Stitching and Smiting - Memoirs of a Prince Bishop's Man" (a report of Gathering '93, by Lieutenant Hodge (Dunmail Hodkinson) ). P/NEW/93/007 Another of Rex's efforts, with a write up of 3YGB '93 - Kerrimar/Adam-Ada one. P/NEW/93/008 Last of Rex's newsletters for 1993, with a write up of "Rescuers II". P/NEW/93/009 Recommencing Ellen's newsletters - this is the first newsletter from 1993. P/NEW/94/001 First of Rex's efforts for 1994, with an application form for membership of the city militia... P/NEW/94/002 Rex's last ever newsletter. With flyer for "Hunt for Venison v3.0 - 'Nut Cutlets 20 % Discount' ". P/NEW/94/003 First newsletter of Richard Steed (Henceforth to be known as BOTY)'s Secretariat. Possibly the smallest print ever seen on a newsletter.. P/NEW/94/004 Another BOTY masterpiece, slightly larger pint. P/NEW/94/005 Return to the realm of tiny font sizes, by BOTY. Features plugs for the 3YGB'94, and Gathering '94. Mentions that now the PBs don't have to be in the Gryphons "we have had an offer to join the Dragons...". P/NEW/94/006 BOTY's first newsletter of academic year 94-95. Print as small as ever... P/NEW/94/007 The second of BOTY's 94-95 works, features an advert for his birthday, and a comment likely to make any Treasurer collapse into gales of laughter - "When Camilla hastles you for money.............." P/NEW/94/008 BOTY's final ever newsletter. "This is going to be my last ever newsletter so I am going to have a large font frenzy. Bugger the budhet I'm going to go out LARGE". Features advert for the Post Banquet Bash "Anoint My Vitals, You Happy Men, I Am The Most Holy Kerrimar Me, And Me And My Chums Are Going To Take You By Surprise". P/NEW/96/001 Newsletter by Greg Alonso (henceforth to be known as "The Evil Twin"), featuring details of 3YGB'96. P/NEW/97/001 The final newsletter of The Evil Twin. P/NEW/97/002 Newsletter by Clair Bilton (henceforth to be known as "Dot"), featuring info on 3YGB '97. P/NEW/97/003 Newsletter by Dot, featuring report on "Durholme Defenders" adventure. P/NEW/97/004 Another of The Evil Twin's newsletters, reporting on election of Gareth Marklew (that's me !) to the Treasurership. P/NEW/97/005 Newsletter by Dot, from October 1997. Features adverts for "Colour Me A Colour", "Kill, Maim, Destroy", "The Great 2CV Hunt" and "Halls of the Blind". P/NEW/98/001 Newsletter by Ian Clay (henceforth to be known as "Ian"), the first one of his second Secretariat. Features details of spell change proposals and 3YGB location. P/PUB/?/001 Advert for TT featuring slogan "Marauding Goblin Hordes Vanquished - Apply to Durham Treasure Trap". P/PUB/?/002 A4 basic description of TT. P/PUB/?/003 Template for slip of paper with advert for a basic type adventure. Features the slogan "The powers that inhabit the Other World have chosen you to join the Treasure trap adventure on the 21st of October...". P/PUB/?/004 A4 poster advert for TT. P/PUB/?/005 Very similar to P/PUB/?/002, but probably of an earlier date. P/PUB/?/006 Letter addressed "Dear S(p)ammy" (Sam Clayton?), unsigned, concerning an event entitled "Suns Dawning". P/PUB/93/001 Publicity flyer for "The Rescuers" P/PUB/94/001 Advert for the Adventurers Guild. P/PUB/96/001 Another A4 basic description of TT. P/PUB/97?/001 A5, advertising basics and interactives. Feature slogan "The woods were quiet, suddenly leaves rustled and confrontation was obvious. Armed with only your wits, a few spells and a small pointy foam dagger, can you survive ?" P/PUB/97/002 A5 sheet entitled "So What sIs Treasure Trap" P/RUL/?/001 Set of miracles for unnamed church. P/RUL//?/002 The rules for "Blood-Ball", by Roland Oughton. P/RUL/?/003 Church background and miracle list for church of Viva-Mort. P/RUL/?/004 Miracle list for "Amazons". P/RUL/?/005 Rules and miracle list for the "Brotherhood of the Dark Snake". P/RUL/?/006 Rules and miracle list for the "Proclaimers of Chaos" (a church of Entropy). Presumably written by a chemist. P/RUL/?/007 Rules and miracle list for the "Walkers of the True Path". P/RUL/?/008 Rules and miracle list for the chuch of the "Morning Star". With note "This is the Guild of the Guildless. If you're not in another Guild, you're in this one (whether you like it or not !)" P/RUL/?/009 Rules and miracle list for the "Cult of the Spider Queen" - Lolth worshippers. P/RUL/?/010 Rules and miracle list for the "Wanderers of the Eight Paths". P/RUL/?/011 Rules and miracle list for Tribal Shamens. P/RUL/?/012 Rules and miracle list for the "Followers of the Secret Light". P/RUL/?/013 Rules and miracle list for "Hospitallers" (forerunners/identicle to St John ?). P/RUL/?/014 Miracle list for "Michaelines". P/RUL/?/015 Rules for "Mentalists" - a sort of psychic sub-section of the Grey Guild, by Adam Butler. P/RUL/?/016 Class based system Ranger rules. P/RUL/?/017 Very faded copy of the rules and miracle list for "The Circle of the Balance". P/RUL/?/018 Copy of a very old set of rules for illusionists, with one annotation by Nick Winter. P/RUL/?/019 "The Revised Elemenatalist Rules". (Class based system). P/RUL/?/020 Class based system Scout rules. P/RUL/?/021 Explanation of the nature of Lorewardens, with guidelines for the creation of churches. P/RUL/?/022 Set of rules marked "Passed for playtesting" for witches. P/RUL/?/023 Another set of rules for illusionists, at a guess later in date than P?RUL/?/018, these ones apparently composed by Zak Parkin and Rich Hardy. P/RUL/?/024 Rules and miracle list for the church of "Humact". P/RUL/?/025 Rules for Ritual Magic - encompassing Thaumaturgy, Alchemy, Magick, Sorcery and Wizardry. P/RUL/87/001 Rules and miracle list for "Brothers of the Oath", by NJW (Nick Winter ?). P/RUL/87/002 Rules and miracle list for "Henge Wardens", by NJW. P/RUL/87/003 Rules and miracle list for "Warrior Priests of Angmar", by NJW. P/RUL/87/004 Rules and miracle list for "Masters of the Dark Blood", by NJW. P/RUL/87/005 Rules and miracle list for the "Keepers of the Sacred Word", by AEL (Andy Livingstone ?) P/RUL/88/001 Copy of the original handwritten Warock rules, composed by Simon Wright. P/RUL/88/002 Rules and miracle list for "The Seekers of Knowledge", composed by DMW (Dave Weatherall ?). P/RUL/89/001 Rules and miracle list for the "Guardians of the Sacred Hob-Nob", by DMW (Dave Weatherall ?) P/RUL/89/002 "...an up to date transcription of all rules and additions up to 23rd March 1989." for Lorewardens. Compiled by Q. P/RUL/90/001 "Treasure Trap Miscellaneous Rules",as of December 1990, covering things like armour values, and weapon categories. P/RUL/90/002 Class based system Elementalist rules. P/RUL/91/001 Proposed amendments to Elementalist rules by Simon Wright. I can never remember the rules, so don't ask me if they were ever passed. P/RUL/91/002 Class based sytem rules for Guardians, Barbarians, Berserkers, Spirit Warriors, Rangers and (spit) Warrior Monks. P/RUL/94/001 Background details for church of Morvana, by Zak Parkin. P/RUL/post94/001 Class based system Lorewarden rules. P/RUL/pre95/001 Overview of TT rules for new members. Dated to pre-1995, by definition of doubles doing 12 points of damage. P/RUL/pre95/002 Rules for Necromancers. With annoattion added by "SJC" (Sam Clayton ?) in 1995, and one disagreeing with SJC's annotation added by Ade (Eccles) in 1996... P/RUL/95/001 Treasure Trap Monetary System, 1995 edition, as composed by Simon Peace and Ian Macredie (Yes Indeedy). Gaffa bound. P/RUL/96/001 Similar to P/RUL/pre95/001, but later in date and revised appropriately. P/RUL/96/002 Rules for mystics, as composed by Ian Clay, and laughed at by refs. P/RUL/98/001 Treasure Trap Monetary system 1998 edition. P/WAR/88/001 Costume list, as of January 1988. P/WAR/93/001 Costume list, as of April 1993.
SC/ADV/97-98/001 (Incomplete) List of adventures taking place between October 1995 and 1998, with discriptions. Compiled by Simon Childs, from his and others memories. Originally on his website.
1 And , in the words of Ian Clay (P/MIN/96/001) "anyone who disagrees can sod off".