Ok so I wrote a program this weekend to provide players hirelings. For now it only for renting Dumbass to go kill shit or recover a death pile. You can hire him for an hour per runic. He will follow megamud commands sent to him if you hire him. But only from the player that hired him, minus basic party commands like @health, @heal, and so on. Plan to add others to this list of hireling npcs like a generic priest, warrior, and mage.
To hire Dumbass, check to see if he is in the halls, go up to the temple healer and “buy token” from him it cost 1 runic. Then give the token to Dumbass and he will become your happy little bot. If you hand him another token while you have time left he will extend your time by an hour. So buy 2 and hand him 2 you get 2 hours.
There is two commands beyond mega’s set of commands and those are:
@done will end your time early if your done with him
@time will tell you how much time you have left on the job.