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January 2011

EM EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY
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Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011, 5:55 PM EST by Merik ONN (Chesapeake)
Friday, February 4th @ 8:30pm ET, Royal Guard Depot at Serpent's Hold, Royal Guard Mission

Scarlet Von Trinsic and her gang of henchmen have stolen the mysterious and powerful tome, EpiOlmec Cascajal, from the Royal Surveyor's Office in Trinsic. The mission will be to track Von Trinsic's gang and recover the tome from them! Expect a battle and a few tricks up the cunning rogue's sleeve!

Sunday, February 6th - No Hall of Commons meeting

Sunday, February 13th @ 9pm ET, Hall of Commons meeting at the Hall of Commons

This weekly meet and greet allows players to meet with the EM team and bring up questions, concerns, and issues, as well as for the EM team and players alike to make announcements regarding upcoming events.

Monday, February 14th @ 8pm ET, Gate from Luna Bank, "A Love Lost".

Be prepared for combat operations in Trammel.

Saturday, February 19th @ 8pm ET, Gate from Luna Bank, "The Detective Detects"


This will be an RP heavy investigation centered event.

Sunday, February 20th @ 9pm ET - Hall of Commons Meeting


Wednesday, February 23rd @ 7pm ET - Sosarian Solstice Fair, Fair Games


Events to include a dunk tank and more fair games fun!

Saturday, February 26th @ 8pm ET, The Royal Guard Depot at Serpent's Hold, "The Tomb of Olmec"


Following the "Legends of the Hidden Temple" static event that players can compete anytime, this event will be the "live" finale to that.
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Server Update 02/01/2011 - Atlantic Shard
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Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011, 4:32 PM EST by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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Auctions for Week of January 31st
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Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011, 3:47 PM EST by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)

The following are our Auctions for this week on Lake Superior:

Archdemon Auction

Date:  Monday, 31st

Time:  9:00 pm CST

Location:  Out the North gate of Luna & 3 houses East

Contact:  Rose - ICQ 576122555

Hanging Gardens Auction

Date:  Wednesday, February 2nd

Time:  8:00 pm EST

Location:  North of Compassion- Gates provided from Luna Bank

Contact:  Tabatha – ICQ372172324

BEC Auction

Cancelled for February 4th. We will be back in 2 weeks!

Contact:  Lady Tia - ICQ 23944805

*Note: MOA and BEC auctions are held every Friday night, each on alternating Fridays. There are house teleporters between these auction houses for your convenience.

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Community Hunts - Week of January 31st
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Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011, 3:42 PM EST by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)



***Warning: If an invasion occurs on the same night, the community hunt is cancelled in favour of the defense of the sieged town(s)***

Want to go hunting but don't have a big enough group? Are you looking for good guides to dungeons you've yet to explore?

The community hunts are open to everyone! Come show your support for the Lake Superior community and take a walk on the wild side at the same time. Meet some new and old friends and have a bit of a challenge along the way.



Ancient Wyrm hunt
Date: Tuesday, February 1st
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Community Peerless Hunt
Date: Wednesday, February 2nd
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Medusa Hunt (Stygian Abyss)
Date: Thursday, February 3rd
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Community Champ Spawn Hunt
Date: Friday, January 28th
Time: 9:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Hosts: Taeara Mi'aken



And remember, these hunts are for everyone, regardless of their skill level or guild affiliation. Come meet new friends, see new places, gain experience and just have fun.


Sabina Nikolai,
High Marshall, Community Hunt Organizer
The Order of the Silver Rose

Posted by:
Lady Tia
LS News Manager


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310st Assembly of the High Countil
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Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011, 3:37 PM EST by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<301st Assembly of the High Council

Date: Monday, January 31, 2011
Time: 10:00 PM EDT/9:00 PM CDT
Note Location Change: Mage Tower, Trammel Facet
(Northern Tip of Moonglow Island, Behind the mage shop)


Meeting Agenda:

- Updates regarding the investigation on current threats to the High Council.

- The High Council will discuss the present political and military situation in the realm.

- Other items to be announced at the meeting.

High Council of Britannia


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Lady Tia
LS News Manager



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Community Meet Up - Tonight 7:30 pm
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Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011, 3:33 PM EST by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)
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Community Meet Up – January 31, 2011
Date: Every Monday Night
Time: 7:30PM CST
Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank


Meeting Agenda:
We'll hear weekly announcements of upcoming events and hunts for Lake Superior from Sabina our events coordinator.


The weekly community meetings, events, hunts, etc are always open to the public. No invitations needed!
Everyone is always welcome to come ask questions, make plans, or make announcements.

Bring a friend if you can make it, tell a friend if you can't!



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February's Player Run Events
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Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011, 1:45 PM EST by Rabid Chipmunk (LegendsAOL)

This will be a mothly article, and it will list all the player run events on the Legends shard scheduled this month. It will be updated constantly so check back here often if you are interested in attending player run events.

Note:
I am slowly running out of "reward" items, if anyone wants to donate please contact me thru pm or icq (608436665). Thank you, and thank you to everyone who has already donated.

Note:
Though I did just pick up a few really nice items at rares fest, plan on attending

ebruary's Player Run Events:

(February 1st - 6th)


Date: Saturday, February 5th, 2011 (2/05/11)
Event: Snake
Location: Arena
Time: 9pm EST
Host: Mentiras

For those interested, meet at Luna bank at the appropriate time, gates will be provided. Once everyone is at the arena you will all be handed a bag containing 25 crates. Two people at a time will then try and box each other in, the winner being the one with the most "leg room".


Date: Sunday, February 6th, 2011 (2/06/11)
Event: Scavenger Hunt
Location: Luna Bank
Time: 9pm EST
Host: Mentiras

If your interested in participating be at Luna Bank at 9:00pm EST you will be handed a book containing a list of items to find and bring back. They could be in riddle form, they could be in code form, or it could just be a plain old shopping list. Anyway you get it, bring the items back first and you are the winner.

(February 7th - 13th)


Date: Saturday, February 12th, 2011 (2/12/11)
Event: Paintball!
Location: Shadow's Paintball Arena (gates provided)
Time: 9pm - ?
Host: Shadow

Come naked and with nothing in your pack, you will be given a bag of 50 explosion potions and seperated into two teams, red and blue. Last man standing's team wins. Advantages that you may want to take note of are: Alchemy and Resist Spells. Overall this is just for fun.


Date: Sunday, February 13th, 2011 (2/13/11)
Event: Find Fluffy 5
Location: ?
Time: 9:00pm EST
Host: Mentiras

At 8:59pm EST I will post a picture of me at a random location, the first person to find me wins. The picture will be much much smaller this time.

(February 14th - 20th)


Date: Saturday, February 19th, 2011 (2/19/11)
Event: Pirate Hunt
Location: ?
Time: 9:00pm EST
Host: Mentiras

DreadPirate Drac and crew will be trolling the waters again looking for ships to sink, can you stop him?


Date: Sunday, February 20th, 2011 (2/20/11)
Event: Bunny Battles
Location: Arena
Time: 9:00pm EST
Host: Mentiras

Because I love cuddly things, I have decided to host a bunny battle, who can bring to life the The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog? (a Monty Python refrence)

(February 21st - 28th)
SIGN UPS REQUIRED FOR THE EVENTS THIS WEEKEND


Date: Saturday, February 26th, 2011 (2/26/11)
Event: Jhelom Farm Fights
Location: Jhelom Farms Fel
Time: 9:00pm EST
Host: Mentiras

For this event, I am requiring at least 10 people to sign up. Your character must be red. Its a one vs one tournament, any class, any spec (except tamers, sorry thats not 1v1). You are allowed any items you would use in the field.

The winner gets a unique bracelet that I picked up at raresfest. "Whoever holds this is the Pk God!" Which is why you have to be red to compete.


Date: Sunday, February 27th, 2011 (2/27/11)
Event: Battle Chess
Location: TBD
Time: 9:00pm EST
Host: Mentiras

This event requires 32 people to play correctly, so guilds I'm looking twards you. If you would like to participate please sign up so that we can all enjoy something "diffrent".

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[Report] Skull of Antirez Found & Destroyed as Guard Enter Savage HQ (Sunday 31st)
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Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011, 4:48 AM EST by Mapper (Europa)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<
Nathan Hawke arrived to a room where every seat was filled, as everyone knew the mission that night would be very important to the wellbeing of Sosaria.

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Nathan got right to business by addressing reports of diamonds.

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Nathan Hawke: "Aye, Odd shaped Diamonds."

Varia: "Now disappeared"

Nathan Hawke: "Yes I fetched them, So I have four diamonds, I have them very safe.. In my pocket. As some of you know there is a new construction near the Savage base.

Now this leads me to believe, as some may have sumirised also that there is a correlatiom between the diamonds and the new construction. So the plane is simple, fit the diamonds into the construction and see what transpires."

Traveler: "Sky will fall."

Horizon: "You sure that's a good idea?"

Bunnie: "Worst idea ever."
Traveler then suggesting using fake diamonds, But Nathan was assured they would not work and gathered the real diamonds would open up a portal to an underground place, likely the resting place for the Skull of Antirez.

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Nathan gated everyone to the Savage base in Trammel where four podiums were setup.

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Nathan wasted no time in beginning to insert the first of four diamonds into the holes.

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When the final diamond was inserted, a moongate opened in the center and the guard slowly began to enter.

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A huge underground maze awaited, filled with normal red skinned savage and special warden savages.

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A savage prisoner was found in a nearby cell however after all attempts nicely by Nathan, and meanly by Yew she refused to say a word.

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Another dead end was found in the form of an energy field, So the hunt continued through another passage.

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A huge structure loomed in the distance, On getting closer it was a huge gate to doors! A temple of some sort..

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After the longest battle in history.. Well, Maybe not quite. But an hour had passed since we entered the base! Nathan asked us to return to the prisoner.

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Aicee: "Antirez was the greatest of all shaman. We are his descendants. The Skull of Antirez is kept safe beyond the Sacred Gate. No-one impure can get to it! The Sacred Gate is guarded by the power of our Ancestors. Only the Pure are granted access.

Our ancestors dwell in the Hall of Ancestors. Their power radiates from their spirits. The Hall of Ancestors is protected by a strong Dark Energy. There is only one way to pass...To enter the Hall of Ancestors you must accept their trial. Say the password: ANCESTORTRIAL"
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Entering the Hall of Ancestors another fierce battle began as the room was filled with Ancestor Guardians which seemed to heal each other, making things very challenging!

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Another 30 minutes had passed before the Hall of Ancestors had been emptied, With no clues in the room Nathan Hawke yelled us back to the Sacred Gate.

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The Sacred Gate was now open, and finally, the goal was in sight as the Skull of Antirez stood on a plinth.

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The rather insulting Skull spouted out sentences of rudeness before savages began to spawn in the room.

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Once the savages were killed the insulting Skull then exploded...leaving shards of skull in everyones hair!

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Bone Shards From The Skull Of Antirez were awarded by double clicking a Gruesome standard in the corner of the room.

From what I heard, The prisoner was left in the underground passages.

Also, There was a visit by a group of line dancers at the end.

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And finally big thanks personally to everyone who healed me, Myself and Fyre died rather a lot that evening.
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Lady Louisa Clark Brings Monk Robe Chic Back to Great Lakes ~
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Posted on Sunday, January 30, 2011, 9:20 PM EST by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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Lady Louisa Clark Brings Monk Robe Chic Back to Great Lakes ~


Is brown the new black ? Well, one would think so if they were traveling the lands of the Great Lakes yesterday.

The memorable event that started at the Yew Abby was inspired by the memory of Brialla. As the crowd gathered most were dressed in the traditional brown robe once worn by Brialla as she walked the lands far and wide in her bare feet.



There were a few that did not wear the requested brown robe in memory of this special Great Lakes icon. Maybe the Monk Robe fabric was too rough on their skin, maybe brown did not go with their complexion, regardless many thought it as disrespectful.
The creative ones found the way to make brown work for them and accented with grand style. Below are a few of the stylish working brown like they were on a catwalk!












Of course this event was not truly about being a fashionistas but a tribute to Brialla.
From the many tomes by and about Brialla one may think they know her but this journey from the Abby to The Barnacle proved more questions than answers. Possibly just more dimensions to this interesting lady of history.



Lady Louisa Clark was our guide and leader for this historic walk.
The walk was long and though the stylish brown monk robes kept us warm our bare feet were so cold most of us could not feel our toes.
Even the majestic yew trees gave us no warmth.








We made many stops on our way to The Barnacle and crossed paths with many story tellers, all with tales of Brialla, from guards to gypsys.

The most disturbing was when the ghost of Brialla herself appeared. Both lite and myself commented on how we disliked ghosts, even the thought of ghosts. Below are a few of the story tellers we passed by and the ghost of Brialla.



















By the time we arrived at The Barnacle my head was swimming with Brialla stories about wild bee swarms to murder. I was not the only one in need of some ale and glow from the fireplace.

This spoken during one of the last tales about Brialla has stuck with me and I would like to share it with our readers.

JUSTICE MUST SOMETIMES CHOOSE BETWEEN COMPASSION AND HONESTY

























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Battle Chickens! and Rat Wrangling!
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Posted on Sunday, January 30, 2011, 7:55 PM EST by Rabid Chipmunk (LegendsAOL)



January's Battle Chicken Lizard Tournament while sparsely attended proved to be interesting non the less. There were only two competitors this time, Lady Alice Wonderland, and the champ, Hunter S Tompson.

It was decided that since there were no other challenges to his reign as Overlord of Battle Chickendom, that their match would be a best of three. The first fight was a remarkable one, with Lady Alice's chicken, a Um from Umbridge barely edging out Hunter's, The Great Melinko.


The second round was a surprising repeat of the first round! Everyone in attendance expected the match to go at least the full threee rounds. It appears that the Great Melinko has finally met his match in the lime green body of a Um from Umbridge.

A new twist however was introduced this month. The champion of the month will decide what type of pets will be fighting in the following month. This month's champion Alice, made the suggestion that we fight Leather Wolves, with a backup suggestion of Sheep! Confirmation of which will be the selected animal will be provided as soon as its available.


After the tournament was over and the prize was awarded, we played a new game of Rat Wrangling. Everyone piled into the arena and on the word GO! attempted to tame as many rats as they could.




The Champion Rat Wrangler for this month was Keeper of Dragons, who should take the name Keeper of Rats now as he managed to tame five (5) rats in the final round!

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Making UO FUN! Part 1 and Part 2
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Posted on Saturday, January 29, 2011, 11:16 PM EST by Sosaria Reels (UOinAction)
Introducing "Making UO FUN!". We want to know and showcase what players, groups, guilds, etc., do to make UO Memories and Fun.

Let us know what you are doing to make your UO experience special. We would love to tag along and video the FUN!

Thank you to TDT# of Atlantic for all their help with this first post.

     
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Heart and Soul
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Posted on Saturday, January 29, 2011, 10:50 PM EST by BlindOtto (SiegePerilous)
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Siege Perilous.

Many think of this as a fearsome place. Many see it as a land in which every step beyond the front door could result in some evil-doer leaping out to slit their throats. A land of hardship, in which the flickering candlelight at the end of the dungeon is always one breath away from being blown out...forever.

But then, there are those who are not cowed by children's tales.

Siege is a land, much like any other. It has trees – perhaps a few more dead ones than other lands, but it has trees. Bushes, animals, both tame and wild. Ore for the mining, lumber for the chopping.
Danger? Aye. There is that. But there are also friends to be found here, the likes of which no other land has ever seen. The recent sale of the house in the Abyss is the latest – and some would say, the greatest – example of how much this community cares. Some would feel that their own personal experiences deserve that prize. The tale of the Abyss house will soon take its place amongst the legends of Siege, that much is certain, and the efforts of Kelmo, and all who stood by him in this, will not be forgotten. You are heroes, one and all.

I have a few short stories to tell, of recent days gone by, which I feel tell of the true heart of the strange land called Siege Perilous. So, pull up a stool, and join me by the fire, as I try to do justice to these good folks hearts and deeds.

The day of the EArthquake
“Strange, there used to be a floor there...” he thought as he passed through the mystic portal between the Spirit Realm and the lands of Siege Perilous. Cautiously prodding the air with his toe, as he inexplicably hovered in mid air, Blind Otto heard the sounds of rummaging below him. “Intruders!” he thought, and reached for his mace. Taking a step forward, he found that not only was the floor not there, the entire house had apparently dissolved into nothingness – and the portal had deposited him where the top floor used to be.

Landing face-first in the tragic remains of his death robe collection, Otto cursed the fickle powers of the land. Not two days past, the rent had been paid. All doors had been opened and closed, and were in working order, and the strange devices attached to the house sign had appeared to be in working order, too. Yet, there was nothing to show for it save the splinters of ransacked crates, and a few parrots squawking sadly over the demise of their perches. blind_otto_siege_2011_01_22_keep_01.jpg Friends, this was what greeted me, as I came to pay my respects to the land I miss and love. There is little that would have made it a harsher welcome, save perhaps, being slain by one of my own looted weapons, as I stood in the ruins. Thankfully, that did not happen.

No, instead good people started to emerge from the trees and bushes. A stealthy hand pressed some items into mine - “Here, I had to save some mementos for ye” a voice whispered. Another unseen soul casually dropped a box of books in my path, as I walked around. Then I hear the voice of an old friend, offering help and condolences, as Kelmo arrived on the scene. In the hours and days that followed, he went to great lengths, and great cost, to help me. Many did – some whose names I will never know – but whether publicly or anonymously, this was an outpouring of aid so great, it reduced this old miner to tears. Miranda's efforts were amazing, and words fail me when it comes to all that Holden Caulfield did for me! In the past few days, I have been overwhelmed even more by the kindness of this land's good people. As this year began, it seemed I was homeless. Now, I hold a fine keep AND I have a majestic galleon to pilot! I must warn any who still sail the seas in the older boats, there is a blind man ricocheting off the islands and denting the serpent pillars these days! They have yet to train any sea horses as guides for the blind, I fear.

Siege Perilous, many have said over the years, is a harsh land. A place filled with loss, where your life and belongings can be ripped from you at a moment's notice. That is true – I must admit, I didn't expect it to happen to me in the way that it did, to be struck down by those who are supposed to guard and shape the land – but, aye, Siege Perilous is well named. It is a perilous place.

It is also a place filled with the greatest community that any land has ever known.
In times of grief, in times of trouble, it is impossible to feel alone.

Thank you, my friends, one and all. You are the greatest treasure this land will ever hold, and the greatest that I have had the privilege to know.

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The Calamity of Calibretto's Castle

Vortex walked the familiar halls of his old home, smiling at the intricate ways that the new owner had decorated every inch. He had long since moved on to a new location, one which he was perfectly happy with – but every now and then, this old castle called him back. Taking a last look at the battlements, he walked down the passage to the front door – and paused. Something had bounced off his gauntlet. Nothing big – not a harsh blow – but enough to startle him. Turning, he saw no one there. A ghost? One of those stealthy killers from Tokuno? Or just a thief, hoping to lift a treasure or two?

“Show thyself, if ye be not a coward!” He yelled. Nothing but echoes answered him. He glanced down, sword at the ready, just in case... and stopped. A small piece of stone lay on the fine carpet.
Looking up, he gazed with horror on a steadily growing crack in the ceiling. Another chunk of stone fell, narrowly missing him. “NO!!!” He yelled, and threw himself towards the door, just as the first full roof stone embedded itself in the spot where he had been standing. It lay there, half-upright, almost like a tombstone, giving portents of what would soon come.

Outside, Vortex's gaze ran across the stonework. He had seen this phenomenon before, but never expected to find it here. The castle had fallen under the curse of the eid'oc. Something had to be done – and quickly. Leaping onto his horse, Vortex rode towards the homes of Gilfane as if the Harrower itself was after him.

Messengers ran across the land, and pigeons filled the air, all trying to get a message to Calibretto. “Your castle is in the greatest of peril!” they all read, shouted, or beat on their drums. All, it seemed, to no avail. The days crawled by, and the wear on the castle became visible from far off. Then, the vultures began to circle above the ramparts.

Gilfane assembled all the forces it was able in a small fort next to the castle. If Calibretto was to arrive, it might not be in time. These curses can be unpredictable at the best of times, as many have learned to their horror. The hour drew near, and there was no sign of Calibretto.

Looters, scavengers, dire wolves and ettins walked the fields around the decaying building, as the day wore on. A small fleet of ships took their places along the shoreline. Then, without a sound, the walls, the rooftops, the doors – every sign of the castle – turned to dust and was blown away by the wind. The dust settles... Battle was heated. Stealthy salvagers hauled all they could from the wreckage, into the fortress and other surrounding buildings, as fireballs and earthquakes rattled around the area. Some items were indeed lost that day – but each one saved was considered a victory.
When all was said and done, we built as large a building as possible at short notice where the castle had stood. We could only manage to get a keep there, but hope prevails that a more skilled craftsman or woman can achieve greater things! One of the looters proved that it takes no skill to achieve lesser things, but that is neither here nor there.

From the paintings that were taken before the fall, it seems likely that the castle can be restored to its former glory one day – and, given the generosity of the good folks of Siege Perilous, it may even exceed it.

Calibretto was heard from the next day, just as the lore of Sodd would have it. We can only hope that the greatest loss that day was not the loss of one of Gilfane's kinsmen.

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Camping Luna!

The call went out! “Come and camp Luna!” they cried!
Well, the test run went well enough. Next time, the organisers hope to pick a time when people are actually awake. Still – “A” for effort, folks – better luck next time!

Camping Luna

You might think this is taking a swing at the size of Siege's population. Well, no, it isn't.
The timing could have been better – but, here are people who are trying to get all of us involved in something. Bank Camping has never been one of my favourite sports, but it was good to see people in Luna again. I'm not sure why – I've always despised Luna – but somehow, it felt good.

People are here. Amazing people. You just need to know where to look, and to have that rarest of virtues - patience!

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A rather harrowing experience
I felt the need to hit something. People had been incredibly kind, after my house collapse, but still... there was that urge... Contacting the Great Ones had been fruitless. I do, however, now have a classic gear for my music box, of one of them singing the timeless melody “We cannot replace the lost”. Some old songs never die, much as we might wish they would.

In any regard, I needed to feel some vile creature's skull crumbling to fragments beneath my mace. As luck would have it, Hoffs had been playing with some strange skulls in the Star room, and soon news rang out, that the dread creature known as the Harrower had been sighted in Dungeon Wrong. blind_otto_siege_2011_01_22_harrower_01.jpg We couldn't very well leave it there, so a group of us assembled, and sent in wave after wave of dragons to eat the beast's tentacles. How even a dragon can stomach such a meal, I will never know, but they seemed none the worse for wear. My armour, however, was not to be as lucky. The first, false harrower struck me down and destroyed my corpse in a flash. Thankfully, some of my fellow harrower-bashers had the foresight to bring some spares, thus saving me from appearing in these paintings wearing little more than a death robe.

After what felt like an eternity, but wasn't, I heard a muffled thud as the creature hit the floor, and a ghastly wheezing noise, which I took to be it drawing its last breath. As it turns out, Hoffs has an allergy to elves, and had stood too close to one in the battle, but as the legend grows, I am sure the tale will be told of the harrower's last breath.

I have to admit, there are few things which can relieve frustration as well as a good fight, with good friends, and evil monsters! Aye, many have slain harrowers before, and I am sure many will slay them again, but they can tell their own tales. This one was ours.

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Siege Perilous is full of tales of daring, of hard-won battles, of people overcoming impossible odds. Stories of friends who fought to their last breath, who went to the ends of the lands to help others, and those who gave of their time, their goods, and themselves, to see justice done, and the helpless helped.

I remember those who gathered to honour and remember Folger, and those who stood with tears flowing in memory of Aeric Horn. I smile when I think of those who stood shoulder to shoulder, to help save the Temple of Mithras, and the first time I saw KSS – a tide of blue, sweeping in to drive away those who were attacking NEW. I recall weddings, parties, victories and defeats, hours spent helping new arrivals and learning from old friends. I fondly remember friends from KSS, Wispwood Shire, Iantown, and other clans, towns and villages, and I somehow manage to miss the evil ones from VmP and the undead, and narrow escapes from the pirates of RUM.
And now, even today, we have the massive efforts led by Kelmo to buy the Abyss house.
All these memories built Siege into what it is today. EA gave us a landscape. People gave us a community.

Those are some of my memories, of friendship, of good times, and of the things of legend – the things that make Siege great. Not “made”. Make. Memories are being made all the time, in this amazing place. I hope that those of ye with good memories will then help me, and recant your own memories - new or old - of amazing deeds, unexpected aid, and unforgettable friends.

Come – let us hear yours.

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Murder in Ta'b'gnom
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Posted on Saturday, January 29, 2011, 8:35 PM EST by DevilsOwn (LegendsAOL)
>>> Felucca Facet News <<<




They gathered on the front lawn, unsure of what had transpired in the house before them. The Butler had the smile of a Cheshire cat as he greeted them warmly. When four of them had gathered..... Draco the Mule, Chesty McChest, Lord Urza and Ynise Amandil..... the Butler began a tale of murder. Someone had committed the act in the house, and it was one of the four! He told them that it had been put upon themselves to discover which of the troop was the murderer and each were given a small bag containing evidence that had been gathered.



Room by room they went, observing everything and, on occasion, making accusations of one another! The evidence bags exonerated each person until they reached the sitting room. Chesty and Ynise were inching their way towards the bedroom to begin questioning suspects there when Ynise turned, pointed a finger and said "Draco, was it you in this sitting room with a rusty iron key?" One by one the guests were queried and none could refute the claim with hard evidence. Draco was caught!

After the game we all went out to admire the recently erected Town Banner. It is a wonderful design and if you have not yet, please read the story of the The Settlement of Ta'b'gnom.




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Mesanna Lookalike Day 1/30/11
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Posted on Saturday, January 29, 2011, 5:22 PM EST by Merik ONN (Chesapeake)
Mesanna Lookalike Day


For those of you who have not seen Mesanna before you are very lucky.... I mean it is a shame you haven't seen her before. To help you out we found a screen shot of her paper doll for you. Now you can make a knockoff....err lookalike outfit of Mesanna for "Mesanna Lookalike Day"!!!!


Mesanna Lookalike Day
Sunday the 30th (All day event)
Rares Festival Vendor Malls, Merxmere Village
Hosted by The Ethereal Void Imperium

For the entire day players dressed up like Mesanna will randomly win prizes. All you need to do is make an outfit Mesanna would wear and hang out around the Rares Festival Malls. Get detailed with your costume and don’t forget you can engrave items to replicate objects Mesanna has used on other shards. To get you started in the right direction Mesanna does not wear Bright Pink Robes, as far as we know…..

Prizes will be handed to players at random times throughout the entire day. ONE player will win the grand prize for the best lookalike costume.


*Warning* Do NOT make a character named Mesanna, dress like her and try to make players believe you are Mesanna. That would be a violation of the Ultima Online Terms of Service.

Grand Prize:
-High Seas Booster Code*
(Donated by the townships of the Ethereal Void Imperium)

-Abyssal Hair Dye
(Donated by the Britannia Mage Tower in Kijustsu Anei Village)

Random Prize List:
-Poison Carrot
(Donated by Gunga Din of Merxmere Village)

-Master Archaeologist's Pickaxe
(Donated by the Malas University of Atlantic)

-Royal Spyglass
(Donated by the townships of the Ethereal Void Imperium)

-Pen of Wisdom**
(Donated by the Britannia Mage Tower in Kijustsu Anei Village)

-Raffle Ticket for Essence Of Renewal***
(Donated by the townships of the Ethereal Void Imperium)

-Raffle Ticket for (Frozen Bow)***
(Donated by the townships of the Ethereal Void Imperium)

-1million gold check 10 (total)
(Donated by the townships of the Ethereal Void Imperium)

-Mesanna's Jack O' Lantern
(Donated by the Barons of Umbra Guild of Atlantic)

*High Seas Booster Code was purchased directly from the EA Store by Lord Gareth. Winner may request confirmation code for authenticity check.

**Pen of Wisdom can be claimed on any shard you wish.

***Player will be given a book named “Raffle Choice”. When you are given this book you may pick any raffle number that is still on the vendor. The raffle ticket will be purchased and given to you.


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[EM] Sunday's Event Postponed
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Posted on Friday, January 28, 2011, 10:22 PM EST by Sahra Swift (Catskills)
EM Kasaven has let us know that Sunday’s Event Postponed until Friday, February 4th, 7 p.m. EST:
Sorry for the inconvenience, but Sunday’s EM Event, Who will stand guard at the end of all things?, will be postponed until next week.

As EM Barnaby has stated, keep an eye out for monsters and undead armies gathering over the week. The Red Moons seem to have made them increasingly violent. More information to come.
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FAQ Friday #7 - Extra Fishy Edition
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Posted on Friday, January 28, 2011, 3:53 PM EST by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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Exploration contest!
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Posted on Friday, January 28, 2011, 2:04 PM EST by Joanna Weaver (Atlantic)
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This Saturday at 3:00 PM EST, the people of Britannia are invited to participate in an exploration contest. All interested participants should meet at the EM Hall in Britain. Make sure to bring a blank book with you!

Please leave your dragons and other non-ridden pets behind - this isn't a battle.


All details and rules will be explained at the EM hall before the contest starts.


UOEM Atlantic
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EM Event: Prelude to Destruction
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Posted on Friday, January 28, 2011, 11:55 AM EST by Vallend (Catskills)
by Barnaby

While most of Britain slept, Olivia Kanlocke prepared to leave her quarters. The hour was late, but the Commander of the Royal Guard was restless on this night – as she had been most nights in recent memory. With the Queen’s husband still missing and rumors that Virtuebane was now traveling with his troops, the atmosphere in the castle and among the Guard was dark. The revelation that Ix Tab and Relvinian had begun their summoning only served to compound the grim mood. Still, she did not rise to her station by shaking in the face of adversity.

“We will stand firm,” she whispered to a dark, empty room.

With that she left for her office – she had orders to deliver.

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The call has come for all regiments of the Guard and unattached guardsmen to mobilize immediately. Reports of unusually aggressive monster and animal attacks have begun to come in from across the realm. Orders will begin being dispensed outside of the castle starting at 5pm EST tomorrow, Friday the 28th. The Guard should maintain a heightened sense of readiness throughout the weekend. Reports will be expected from a ranking officer of each regiment.

[OOC: Consider this a warm-up for Sunday's "main event". There will be multiple situations that need to be handled, each designed for smaller groups.They will be spread out - not all start at 5pm.]
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Players Notice - Character Transfers for Origin are currently disabled
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Posted on Friday, January 28, 2011, 8:51 AM EST by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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A Guest in the House
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Posted on Friday, January 28, 2011, 8:12 AM EST by Petra Fyde (CommunityNews)

Ultima Online Stratics Update:

Bringing you the latest update information for your enlightenment.



Finally, and very definitely saving the best till last.

We are pleased and proud to announce a VIP 'guest' that has moved into our Stratics 'house'.

The UOHerald Archive.

We hope that you are as delighted as we are to have this resource available.


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Chesapeake 2011 Rares Festival Auction House List
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Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011, 6:16 PM EST by Merik ONN (Chesapeake)
Chesapeake 2011 Rares Festival Auction House
Located: East of the Merxmere Banner



First Floor
*Pixie Dust
*A Shard Of The Gem Of Immortality
*Oceania Holiday Set
*Bag Of Orciez Fuud
*Yew Summerwine
*The Jewel Of Shadows
*Midnight Silk
*4 Wall Blood Tiles
*Creme Dollup
*Santa's Ring
*Enlightened Commiseration
*Pyramid Of Death Survivor
*[Lantern]Happy Halloween Catskills - 2010
*13 Broken Crystals
*The Devil's Brew
*Chesapeake Holiday Set
*[Lantern]Lake Superior Britannian Games 2010
*Clainin's Spellbook
*Pages From The Principia Daemonis
*Blaze Cu
*Phoenix Armor Set
*A Feather Of Peace From An Ethereal Being.
*A Tacky Web



Second Floor
*A Firefighter's Helmet
*Zombie - Lake Superior Halloween Invasion 2010
*Portrait
*Item No Longer Exists
*A Void Infused Gem
*Captain John's Hat
*A Codex Of The Knight Of The Crux Ansata
*Orcish Engineer Toolkit
*The Most Knowledge Person 1st (Arirang)
*Tome Of necromantic Ensorcelment
*Error (TID): Token Out Of Range : 2 : 1054131
*Facial Hair Growth And Sculpting Cream
*Scaffold (2 Pieces)
*Brambles Of Misfortune
*Human Blood
*Sharbtur Ob Rigor
*Dragonslayer's Shield
*Root Of All Evil
*Brother Pemenard's Blood Valor Sword with Conspiracy book
*A Wiking Hauberk



Third Floor
*Bane Chosen's Targeted Cities Mapbook
A Vial Of A Mysterious Substance
*Vial Of Slimey Slugs Obtained From The Shadow Dweller's Spawn
*Essence Of Empowerment
*Black Dragon Acid Sac
*Rift Pillar
*Shroud Of Deceit
*4 Piece Set
-You Find A Note Written in BLOOD, A Horizontal Line Running On The Top: Devil's Blood
-A Red Cap
-Moonberry Rose
-A Worn Pirate Cutlass
*Shroud Of Tal'Keesh
*A Lifelike Carving Of Tal'Keesh
*A Staff Of The Seers Of The Moonstone with book The Veil, Volume One
*Orc Chief Helm
*Happy Halloween [Drachenfels 2010]
*Sack of Gunpowder
*A Page Of Santa's Bad List With Your Name On It [Drachenfels 2010]
*Sharbtur Ob Rigor



Fourth Floor
*Two Story Tall Statue
*A Fibril Of The Gyre Of Existence and Info Book
*Dryad Sandals
*Wishing You A Very Happy And Set Items
-Prosperous New Year 2011 * Your Ealia Tiefwasser [Drachenfels]
-With Best Wishes From EM Ealia Tiefwasser [Drachenfels 2010]
-Thank You Drachenfels Book
*Recompense Of The Ethereal Void
*Pacify
*A Fey Flute
*Rubble Fire
*A Dented Shovel
*Flawed Bloodstone
*Blackrock Engineer Toolkit
*A Block Of Verite
*Member Of The Royal Britannia Navy
*A Daemon Hide
*Royal Guard Investigator
*A Tattered Mercaerin Cloak
*Lieutenant Of The Britannian Royal Guard
*Warped Terathan Egg
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MOA Super Bowl Auction
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Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011, 5:59 PM EST by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)

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MOA Super Bowl Auction




February is right around the corner and those folks at MOA have something special up their sleeves again.

For all you sport fans it is a MOA Super Bowl Auction 8 pm est
Auctions are usually on thursday but this is a special additional auction on a Saturday, February 5th.


MOA encourages you to come dressed for the team you are supporting if you so choose. Half of the MOA staff will be the color of Steelers the other half Packers.

Trivia that evening will be Super Bowl related so brush up on your Super Bowl facts, old and new.
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EM Elizabella Does Lady Lava's Questionnaire
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Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011, 7:29 AM EST by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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EM Elizabella Does Lady Lava's Questionnaire







How long have you been playing UO and when did you first hear of this game?
Since spring of 1998. One of my friends had started earlier and was obsessed with UO, so I thought I'd give it a try.

What was the very first computer game you ever played?
Oregon Trail. I loved every aspect of it, from buying supplies to hunting to rafting down the Dalles.

If must be very exciting to be an EM on Great Lakes as it is a very active shard. What do you like most about being an EM?
I see myself as part of a long line of EMs, seers, and counselors who've made Great Lakes unique. It's amazing to be able to add to the history of GL. I can revive or bring to our shard traditions like Brialla's walk, the Walrus Festival, and the Festival of Masks, and put a new twist on them. I can weave my own characters and events into the history of the shard as well. I'm particularly proud of our Award Hall & Museum, because we've all, the EMs and the players, helped build it, exhibit by exhibit.

This is the burning question everyone wants to know. Are you female in real life?
Yes

What was the inspiration for the name Elizabella?
It was at the top of my list of "Names I Love but Could Never Give an Actual Kid". It's a beautiful name in print, but in real life everyone would misspell it because it sounds so much like Isabella.

What location in the realm do you think is the most beautiful?
There are many beautiful spots in Ilshenar: the Serpentine Passage, Terort Skitas, and the fiery falls of Montor. The most peaceful may be the pond just east of the Twin Oaks Tavern.

What location/place have you been to in real life that you think is the most beautiful?
There's a lake across the street with ducks and geese and swans. It has a walking path lined with wildflowers, and trees that drop tiny pink petals.

What is your favorite color?
Blue

If you were to die and come back as an animal which would it be and why?
The Loch Ness monster. Think how surprised everyone would be!

What do you admire most in a woman?
Confidence, self-respect, and strong reasoning skills

What do you admire most in a man?
Honesty, cleverness, and thoughtfulness

Who is your favorite character in fiction?
Granny Weatherwax

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A snowy Saturday in December, drinking hot cocoa that's mostly marshmallows, and watching A Charlie Brown Christmas with my husband.

Which talent would you most like to have?
It would be really useful to be able to pause time. Who couldn't use an extra five minutes here and there?

What is your favorite snack or junk food?
Chocolate-covered cherries

What do you value most in your friends?
Loyalty

What is your motto?
I like the Auntie Mame quote: Life is a banquet!

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Player Notice - Europa Currently Unavailable
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Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 8:15 PM EST by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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Paxlair 13th Anniversary Recap!
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Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 5:53 PM EST by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)

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PaxLair 13th Anniversary: Day 1

PaxLair City, Felucca, Chesapeake (PaxLair Times) – January 15, 2011 – by Ashlynn – The opening day of the PaxLair 13th anniversary proved to be both fun and eventful with a grand speech, a regatta, a few deaths and other fun an games!

Governor Winfield started off the anniversary with a long speech to the crowd about how old the city was and how it still stands as an enduring shining beacon against the darkness (though I must add I am slightly paraphrasing things here). Drawn to that beacon were a few other guests who ensured we received an sufficiently authentic Feluccan experience!

The Governor gives another of his famous speeches!

After the opening speech, it was off to Nujelm where we prepared our ships to race in the regatta, with time allowed for latecomers to register their entry into the contest. The race involved sailing to specific locations and collecting a book containing instructions on where to sail next. Those brave mariners taking part in the contest were:

  • Balthier Trakand of the Malevolence
  • Ashlynn (and Mr Clean) of the Blossom Cutter
  • Winfield of the Peril of the Sea
  • Jamlyn Hakkendyn (and Ivan) of the Mazrim’s Angst
  • Fanny Firebottom in a traditional Britannian longship
  • Sinjin also piloting a traditional Britannian longship

Lacking any sailing skill of my own, I had Mr Clean pilot my vessel.

The final results of the race were:

  1. Balthier Trakand of the Malevolence
  2. Winfield of the Peril of the Sea
  3. Ashlynn of the Blossom Cutter

When the regatta was over, we were given a tour of a very old building in Felucca by Sinjin, the leader of a very old guild called The Sillyhood. The building was the old guildhall and had several items on display from past members, kept to honour their memories.

Sinjin tells us all about the Sillyhood and their home near Yew Gate.

 Finally, everyone retired to the Saloon in PaxLair City where we enjoyed a few ales and a game or two of Hangman. Though the first day is over, there are still four more days of celebration and events which we are all looking forward to!

PaxLair 13th Anniversary: Day 2

PaxOku, Tokuno, Chesapeake (PaxLair Times) – January 16, 2011 – by Ashlynn – Events continued on the second day of the anniversary celebrations and events included a tour of the old lands led by Lady Winmere, a strange game that involved livestock run by myself, and a parade through the lands led by Governor Winfield.

Lady Winmere tells us the history of the Kreuger Memorial.

The evening began with a gathering in PaxOku outside the Tea House where we were met by Lady Winmere who gave us a tour of a number of old shrines, memorials and other structures throughout Felucca. Some of the places we visited included a large temple in the mountains of Dagger Isle, a camp built by the famous Dupre, a lucky tree of some sort that required a gentle kiss, the Stormbringer Estate, and the Tower of Souls. Two memorials dedicated to past citizens of the realm were also amongst the places visited.

Events were then put on hold for an hour by the weekly Hall of Commons held near Britain with a number of people attending as others prepared for the evening’s contest. A mighty battle of champions with heroes from all across the realm that would be forever known as…

Brave champions prepare for a contest of colossal proportions.

…The Cow Event. An unassuming name for an extremely challenging game. The champions participating in the event all gathered at a field and barn on North Jhelom Island where the rules and aim of the game were explained. All the contestants had to do was take an empty pitcher one at a time, find a cow in the field and milk it. The person who milked the most in ten minutes would be the winner.

Although things were a little disorganised, the game proceeded without any major problems and at the end of the contest there were actually three winners instead of one as can be seen in the results below:

  • Winmere: 736 pitchers (Although some had appeared through some kind of strange esoterica, so she withdrew her result.)
  • Grimlar Mithrax: 8 pitchers
  • Robin Hood: 8 pitchers
  • Wat the Tyler: 8 pitchers
  • Yoshi: 5 pitchers
  • Winfield: 4 pitchers
  • NANOC: 3 pitchers
  • Ga’kuct: 0 pitchers (I suspect orcs don’t know what an udder is for.)
  • Phoenix: 0 pitchers (Sadly, she had to retire early.)

After prizes were handed out (with some kindly donated by Wat the Tyler) everyone left to gather at the community centre in Skara Brae from where Governor Winfield would begin the parade. The parade took our group across Britannia from Nidaros to the dungeon of Shame where we skirmished with the elemental denziens of that cave for some time. After feeling satisfied that the elementals had shared in the anniversary celebrations, we all returned to the Tea House and bid each other good night while looking forward to a third day of events!

PaxLair 13th Anniversary: Day 3

Luna, Malas, Chesapeake (PaxLair Times) – January 17, 2011 – by Ashlynn – Gameshows and archery marked the third day of the contest with Let’s Make a Deal hosted by Dragons Watch and Se’an Silverfoot’s very own PaxLair Archery Championship.

Lady Phoenix tempts the contestants with what's in the box!

Unfortunately, this diligent reporter was a little late in arriving at the Dragons Watch Community Centre in Malas where the game was already well underway as I arrived. Lady Phoenix was the host and carefully deciding whether to keep hold of a prize or trade it for the possibility of something better was the aim. I myself opted for the chance appearance of a chocolate bunny but Lady Luck was not on my side and I walked away with nothing.

After the game everyone adjourned to the PaxLair Saloon where a quick round of Hangman was played while Se’an prepared for his contest. Lord Nanoc dared to brave the hangman’s noose and lost!

There were a lot of master bowmen present!

Finally it was time for the archery contest itself. Lord Se’an had decided that Luna Fairground would make a fine venue and the turnout seemed to confirm such a wise choice. Many marksman signed up and even a few people who had never handled a bow before. The contest soon began with many closely fought rounds especially in the latter stages, one between Enterprise and Angel of death being particularly memorable. As well as first, second and third place, there was a prize for the highest score in a round, a score which Valoria commanded for much of the game before her place was stolen away by Nihility.

The final results were:

  1. Angel of Death (RBG)
  2. Nihility (CFM)
  3. Suchi (DWxC)
  • Highest Score: Nihility (CFM) – 800pts (Which Lord Se’an informed me was quite an amazing feat and rarely seen.)

PaxLair 13th Anniversary: Day 4

PaxOku, Tokuno, Chesapeake (PaxLair Times) – January 18, 2011 – by Ashlynn – There were yet more fun festivities on the fourth day of the anniversary celebration. Day four featured a fun game of musical chairs and a dual maze event organised by Shef of Aryslan.

The contestants prepare to do battle!

Magical Musical Chairs was hosted by Lady Winmere and Lord Grimlar Mithrax and held in PaxOku at a towering stone structure in the middle of the town (or two). Based on the traditional game we are all familiar with, there were a few additional hazards; mainly running into other people, but also falling off the roof to your death below.

Fortunately, no one did fall and the last person standing (or should I say sitting) at the end of the game was Lord Enterprise in first place, followed by Doctore in second and Robin Hood in third.

The second event of the evening was the amazing dual maze, which was actually two mazes. The first was located in Aryslan on the facet of Felucca, while the second was to be found in Malas and those wishing to compete were to decide which maze they wanted to play at the beginning of the event. The Aryslan maze was far more dangerous and competitors were permitted to attack each other in the narrow corridors, while the maze in Malas was a more traditional labyrinthine puzzle with a goal of reaching the end.

We await the others to escape the clutches of the minotaur.

I opted for the Malas maze myself and found it to be quite challenging though I eventually managed to reach the end first. I was followed by Nanoc in second place who also commented on its devious design. As for the Aryslan Maze, I am unsure of the results at present but I did hear that it was a particularly bloody affair as intended I imagine!

At the end of the event, some of us moved on to the neighbouring Silent Auction House to discuss the days events and those still to come, as well as ideas for future games and contests. Tommorow marks the final day of the celebrations; Anniversary Day itself. As well as a formal sit-down dinner, there are still more events to come!

PaxLair 13th Anniversary: Day 5 – Anniversary Day!

PaxLair City, Felucca, Chesapeake (PaxLair Times) – January 19, 2011 – by Ashlynn – Today marked the final day of celebrations and anniversary day itself in the PaxLair Statehood. Events to mark the grand occasion included Mage Poker and a great gathering of friends, followed by another of Governor Winfield’s famous speeches.

Mage Poker was hosted by Lady Phoenix and she had decided that old Farmer Charlie’s estate would be a fine place to stage the event. After passing through an encampment of my Bane Chosen friends, I arrived to find the place in a real state of disrepair. Broken fences, rotting doors, shattered rooftile. I wondered for a moment if some of his neighbours such as the Meer had been responsible, but my attention was once again with Lady Phoenix as she explained the rules.

The llama proved particularly difficult to summon.

She would call out a number of animals; mundane creatures only of course, not elementals, wisps, pixies or bees (something which left me observing). The first person to successfully summon all the creatures through the use of the Summon Creature spell would win the round and the prize on offer.

Several rounds of the game were played with the prize at times reaching a hundred thousand for more difficult combinations of animals. It certainly seemed enjoyable and left me wondering if I should invest in a little training in the arcane.

After the game was done, we all made our way to the Mage Tower in PaxLair and gathered on the benches before the Governors Table. There were many people present including one by the name of Neo of Lothlore who had returned after some time away. Governor Winfield addressed those gathered stating it would not be a formal dinner, but a more informal celebration allowing everyone to mingle before his closing speech.

There was something of a dash for the food and booze after the Governor pointed it out.

Sadly, I had to retire early and cross the veil of sleep before the speech was given but I’ve no doubt that the celebrations continued well into the morning leaving everyone with nothing but hazy, happy alcohol-enriched memories of the occasion!

Though the anniversary is over, we all look forward to the year ahead, and a week of fun and interesting events has already left everyone with some inspiration for the months to come. I would like to thank everyone for their wonderful support over the anniversary and hope to see everyone at the next one!

        Congratulations to the Paxlair statehood and all its allies from all of us here at UO Stratics, here's to thirteen more!



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Catch of the Week- January 24th
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Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 5:44 PM EST by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)
                                                                       
                                                                           Catch of the Week
                                                                         Week of January 24th

          Only a few days late its the Catch of the Week! This weeks challenge to local anglers around the realm is none other than the Black Marlin! Found in the deep waters of Felucca, this specimen requires a skill of 110 and also has a bait available to those lucky enough to obtain one. Wish thy all good luck this week and hope we do better than last week. No anglers were lucky enough to land a Rainbow Fish this past week. For further information regarding sea faring life check out the high seas links located herein

                          

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Immediate Maintenance - Atlantic Shard
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[EM EVENT] Owain summons all who will fight to decide their fate
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Who will stand guard at the end of all things? Sunday, January 30th, 7 p.m. EST.
by Kasaven

Ix Tab hovered over the tome, never averting her gaze from its cryptic contents.

She read aloud, her words echoing through the empty dungeon.

“And as the task begins, the two moons of Sosaria will glow a terrible blood-red, a sight as ungodly as the black-arts, as unworldly as the abyss. This shall come to represent the bloodshed that will wash over the land and its inhabitants.
In the coming days, the two shall unleash those who have watched over The Guardian.
The power of the artifact, which shall be invigorated by forsaken souls,will grant them a dark theurgy to lead over the Daemons of old.
With this will come great suffering, as the Dark Queen comes to power. Only one of prophetic purpose can sway this grim history, at the forfeiture of his life.” “And when her reign begins, it cannot end. Forever will Sosaria cower before the red glow of the tainted moons. Forever will its people crawl before the Daemons and their Goddess. Forever will become a hopeless eternity. An unending torment.”

She closed the massive tome of Kaltivel and turned her attention toward Relvinian. Across the room, his fleshless finger followed a line of text as he studied a book on daemonic summoning.

“It is time,” Ix Tab hissed. Relvinian’s face contorted into a grin, revealing a yellow tongue surrounded by decayed teeth.
His loose, decrepit flesh matched the gray of his robe. He reached into one of his pockets, hesitated, then withdrew an empty hand. “Once we’ve achieved the summoning, what assurance do I have that you won’t simply go against your word?”
Ix walked toward him. “Don’t you trust me, master magician? No one can rule without council.”

Relvinian had little choice, whether he trusted her or not. He reached into his robe and retrieved the fragment of the Great Red Gem. He rubbed it between his fingers once more before setting it on the podium in front of Ix Tab.
She reached for it immediately, as if he would change his mind. She walked to the corner of the room where a faint red glow emanated from beneath a heavy cloth. She cast aside the cloth to reveal the conversion crystal. The energy of the dead coursed through it giving it life, like blood through veins. The gem fragment began to shake in her hand, anticipating its fate.

She placed the fragment next to the conversion crystal. It adhered itself immediately and began to glow a brilliant red. Ix Tab smiled. A black fog began to grow inside the conversion crystal, swirling and spinning as it grew in size. A hand formed from the fog, pressing against the crystal as if looking to escape. Ix observed, mesmerized by the process.

In a flash of light, the hand burst from the crystal, oozing red matter all over the floor. It grasped aimlessly in the air until it found what it sought–the gem fragment. Ix held her clawed hand before her eyes as the room filled with a fiery light. Relvinian looked on through empty sockets, unfazed. Black smoke rose from the hand as if the gem seared its flesh. It pulled the gem inward, withdrawing into the conversion crystal.

The hand slowly began to transform into a face. Fingers changed to teeth–the wrist into a jaw. The face inside the crystal stretched its mouth impossibly wide and let out a piercing wail. The red ooze that littered the floor danced, snaking its way up from the ground and back inside of the crystal, into the waiting mouth. The red eyes faded. The face withered into nothingness as the crystal became whole again. The fusion was complete.

Ix placed her arm around Relvinian.

“It begins.”

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Owain felt a pang of wrong pierce through his mind like a blow to the head. He stood up, staggering for a moment. He walked down the steps of Despise and out the front of the cavern. His heart fell as he looked skyward. The moons emanated an eldritch red glow across everything he set eyes on. The snow on the mountains took on the red hue of bloodshed.

“It comes to this,” he said. “A final stand against a daemon queen and a mad magician, against the end of all things.”

Owain summons all who will fight to decide their fate –

When: Sunday, January 30th, 7 p.m. EST.

Where: The EM Hall in Britain, Trammel

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Auctions for the week of January 25th
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Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 3:32 PM EST by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)

The following are our Auctions for this week on Lake Superior:

Archdemon Auction

Date:  Monday, January 25th

Time:  9:00 pm CST

Location:  Out the North gate of Luna & 3 houses East

Contact:  Rose - ICQ 576122555

Hanging Gardens Auction

Date:  Wednesday, January 27th

Time:  8:00 pm EST

Location:  North of Compassion- Gates provided from Luna Bank

Contact:  Tabatha – ICQ372172324

MOA Auction

Date:  Friday, January 29th

Time:  8:00 pm EST

Location:  First House East of Luna Moongate

Contact:  Sir Landon - ICQ 475387548

*Note: MOA and BEC auctions are held every Friday night, each on alternating Fridays. There are house teleporters between these auction houses for your convenience.

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Community Hunts - Week of January 25th
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Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 3:30 PM EST by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)



***Warning: If an invasion occurs on the same night, the community hunt is cancelled in favour of the defense of the sieged town(s)***

Want to go hunting but don't have a big enough group? Are you looking for good guides to dungeons you've yet to explore?

The community hunts are open to everyone! Come show your support for the Lake Superior community and take a walk on the wild side at the same time. Meet some new and old friends and have a bit of a challenge along the way.



Corgul the Soulbinder hunt (High Seas)
Date: Tuesday, January 25th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Community Peerless Hunt
Date: Wednesday, January 26th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Medusa Hunt (Stygian Abyss)
Date: Thursday, January 27th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Community Champ Spawn Hunt
Date: Friday, January 28th
Time: 9:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Hosts: Taeara Mi'aken



And remember, these hunts are for everyone, regardless of their skill level or guild affiliation. Come meet new friends, see new places, gain experience and just have fun.


Sabina Nikolai,
High Marshall, Community Hunt Organizer
The Order of the Silver Rose

Posted by:
Lady Tia
LS News Manager



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[EM Event] Bagball Tournament: Team registration & practice match (Monday 31st)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 1:50 PM EST by Mapper (Europa)
>>> Malas News <<<
DATE: Monday 31st January 2011
TIME: 8pm UK, 9pm CET, 3pm EST, 11pm MSK
LOCATION: Luna Bagball Stadium

Tonight will be the last opportunity for teams to register for the Bagball Tournament. We will also play a few practice matches.

This event will be at the Bagball Stadium south of Luna.

For more information about the Bagball Tournament have a look here.


Source: Bagball Tournament: Team registration & practice match
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[Report] Selcius Killed as Moonglow Telescope is Destroyed! (Tuesday 25th)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 1:45 PM EST by Mapper (Europa)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<
OOC: Or at least that's the in game story! This report however will be out of character otherwise things will get confusing. *grin*

Nathan Hawke arrived at the meeting hall with an important mission, Reports from Yew Orc Fort came in regarding a book.

The book said:

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"We will then launch an attack on that damned Astronomer who is spying on our bases."
Immediately the Royal Guard moved out to Moonglow and to the Telescope.

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At the Telescope Selcius welcomed the group and began to talk about the skys, He was quickly stopped by Nathan who explained the situation.

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Nathan Hawke requested everyone surround and guard the telescope whilst he took Selcius to a safe place.

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Nathan Hawke: "KEEP OFF THE TELESCOPE. DON'T BREAK IT WE NEED IT!"
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As the guard surrounded the telescope staring at it, Someone noticed the flaw in the plan...

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Iljian: If you lot surround the thing it might be a good thing to face outwards.
Nathan returned from taking Selcius somewhere safe when the expected Savages began to arrive and attack.

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After a very long and very hard battle, Probably the hardest so far from the Savages they had been killed.

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Selcius arrived back and checked over the telescope, There were some minor dents and scratches but overall it would be able to continue to spy on the Savages.

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Back at the Counsellor's Hall, Nathan began to debrief. He decided the best thing to do was announce Selcius had been killed and the telescope destroyed.

He said we would meet on or before Sunday to continue as the Savages were preparing to go deep to collect the Skull of Antirez!
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Server Maintenance Today - All Shards
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Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 8:32 AM EST by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

Posted to uoherald.com

Customer Service

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Brialla's Journey, Friday, January 28th, at 8 p.m. CST
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Brialla's Journey, Friday, January 28th, at 8 p.m. CST





Brialla of the Seven Tears was the first to chart the mysterious north lands of Britannia. Brialla set out from Yew, in her humble brown monk's robe and bare feet, to push back the dark corners of the map. Her journals are rich with illustrations and detailed descriptions of the terrain, its plants and animals, and the nomads she met along the way. She even found the mineral deposits in the mountains by what would become Minoc.

Every year, on January 28th, the people of Britannia celebrate Brialla's journey by donning monks' robes and walking barefoot from Yew to Minoc. There, they toast to her memory in the tavern. All are encouraged to tell whatever legends they've heard of Brialla's journey or to describe their own adventures.

Meet Louisa Clark in front of Empath Abbey on Friday, January 28th, at 8 p.m. CST. The road is likely to be unusually clear of monsters that evening, so you'll have plenty of time to think up a good story for the tavern. The best tales will be added to the Award Hall.

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[EM Event] Meeting with Nathan Hawke (Tuesday 25th) [RI]
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Posted on Sunday, January 23, 2011, 1:25 PM EST by Mapper (Europa)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<
DATE: Tuesday 25th January 2011
TIME: 8pm UK, 9pm CET, 3pm EST, 11pm MSK
LOCATION: Counselor's Hall in Britain, Trammel

Debrief to discuss recent events and possibly take the battle to our enemies.
Come prepared to fight.

[1 Point for attendence if you drop a roll call book in the mailbox within 30 minutes of the end of the event]

[1 Point for producing an in game report within 48 hours of the event]



Source: Meeting with Nathan Hawke
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Eurpoa EM Event - Savage Altars, 1/22/11
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Posted on Sunday, January 23, 2011, 11:18 AM EST by Sosaria Reels (UOinAction)
As always these videos are supplemental to the regular reports done by our incredible reporting staff.
For the details on this event, click this link:

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[Report] Royal Guard Slaughter Dozens of Savages (Saturday 22nd)
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Posted on Sunday, January 23, 2011, 7:28 AM EST by Mapper ()
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<
Nathan Hawke arrived to a full house at the Counsellor's Hall last night and after a quick reminder about attendance books he recapped the Savage story.

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Nathan Hawke: "We discovered the existence of a secret service operating out of Nujelm. By hook and crook we managed to eliminate at least one part of that organisation and in doing so we discovered that the leader of that part was called Kurtes.

Kurtes was trying to raise an army of savages and he had instructed them somehow on how to interrupt the flow of magic throughout the lands or at least on how to try and do this. It seems from talking to Selcius that this is indeed taking place as we speak."
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Nathan opened a gate to the first Altar at the Britain Swamps.

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The Altar appeared to be covered in blood and savages guarding the area.

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The savages took a while to kill, Mainly due to their high hit point regeneration.

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After the Savages had been killed Varia had found a clue, It said:

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Despite our best efforts we still have not interrupted the ley lines sufficiently. We will try and bless our obelisks with human blood to see if that helps interrupt the flow of magic! And if not this is not sufficient we will have to bring the Skull from its Sacred Place to the surface! If we cannot destroy their magic this way we will build a great altar and open the way from our Ancestors Home!
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Nathan then gated everyone to the second altar and once again it was surrounded with Savages.

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Once they were dead another book was found, It said the same as the first one and so Nathan asked us to keep them and we would move on to the third altar.

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At the third altar it was the same story, A blood covered altar and a shed load of powerful Savages!

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Books were once again found, But were the same as before.

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At the fourth altar the Savages seemed even tougher!

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At the final altar it was again guarded by Savages but the Royal Guard battled through to victory.

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Back at the Counselor's Hall Nathan handed out blank books for those needing them for the attendance book drop next door and the mission ended, The de-brief would take place another time.
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[Report] Royal Guard Slaughter Dozens of Savages (Saturday 22nd)
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Posted on Sunday, January 23, 2011, 7:27 AM EST by Mapper (Europa)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<
Nathan Hawke arrived to a full house at the Counsellor's Hall last night and after a quick reminder about attendance books he recapped the Savage story.

Quote:
Nathan Hawke: "We discovered the existence of a secret service operating out of Nujelm. By hook and crook we managed to eliminate at least one part of that organisation and in doing so we discovered that the leader of that part was called Kurtes.

Kurtes was trying to raise an army of savages and he had instructed them somehow on how to interrupt the flow of magic throughout the lands or at least on how to try and do this. It seems from talking to Selcius that this is indeed taking place as we speak."
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Quote:
Nathan Hawke: "So tonights mission is to investigate these savage altars and look for clues."
Nathan opened a gate to the first Altar at the Britain Swamps.

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The Altar appeared to be covered in blood and savages guarding the area.

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The savages took a while to kill, Mainly due to their high hit point regeneration.

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After the Savages had been killed Varia had found a clue, It said:

Quote:
Despite our best efforts we still have not interrupted the ley lines sufficiently. We will try and bless our obelisks with human blood to see if that helps interrupt the flow of magic! And if not this is not sufficient we will have to bring the Skull from its Sacred Place to the surface! If we cannot destroy their magic this way we will build a great altar and open the way from our Ancestors Home!
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Nathan then gated everyone to the second altar and once again it was surrounded with Savages.

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Once they were dead another book was found, It said the same as the first one and so Nathan asked us to keep them and we would move on to the third altar.

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At the third altar it was the same story, A blood covered altar and a shed load of powerful Savages!

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Books were once again found, But were the same as before.

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At the fourth altar the Savages seemed even tougher!

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At the final altar it was again guarded by Savages but the Royal Guard battled through to victory.

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Back at the Counselor's Hall Nathan handed out blank books for those needing them for the attendance book drop next door and the mission ended, The de-brief would take place another time.
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Welcome to Chesapeake Rares Fest 2011!
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Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2011, 4:48 PM EST by Merik ONN (Chesapeake)
Welcome to Chesapeake Rares Fest 2011!

Located in the player run township of Merxmere and hosted by Lord Gareth, Lineman and the Ethereal Void Imperium.We are all very excited to host the first Rares Festival of the year here on the Chesapeake shard. Basic Rares Festival information you will need is written below. We hope you enjoy yourselves and find every rare you are looking for… oh and regular bacon is not allowed at the festival, it is offensive to Elvis the pig.


Global Chat Channel
Rares Festival

Host Icq Numbers
Lord Gareth:267944224
Lineman:459176283

If you are planning to attend the EM Events [Click Here]

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Rare Auction House
Location: West side of Merxmere
(teleport tile located in the Fire pit vendor mall)

Hosts: Demon Slayer and Sundina

Demon Slayer and Sundina are the ONLY people who can accept items for the Rare Auction House. NO other staff member or host may accept them, NO exceptions!!!

ICQ Numbers
Demon Slayer 102388892
Sundina 95509325


Vendor Malls
Location: East side of Merxmere
Hosts: Lord Gareth, WildStar, Sheila and Mirt

Books have been locked down on the rental deeds for players who have reserved a vendor. If you did not reserve a vendor and there are deeds without books on them, then you may request that vendor spot. Vendors can be rented out by these four players, if one is not online then try contacting another one.

1. NO naked vendors (If you make a naked vendor you will be banned from all vendor malls, auction house and your vendor will be covered in gozas)
2. You may move your vendor deed to a spot that does not already have a reserve book on it.
3. Swapping vendor spots with your friend can only be done by Lord Gareth.
4. No stocking harbinger crystals (Don't even complain about it, unless you are willing to take responsibility for player deaths and replace lost items)
5. Have your vendors face outwards

ICQ Numbers
Lord Gareth 267944224
WildStar 8040775
Sheila 151699391
Mirt 573882459


SHE Auction House
Location:Zedland City in Malas
Hosts:Zelda of Zed, Rivi Ravenwynd, Daktari Zinn and Shelra

Chesapeakes oldest and longest running auction house will be holding a regular auction on Saturday at 7pm ET. You can submit items to the auction at 6:15pm ET. During the auction look out for Pop up Vendors and Floor bag release.

ICQ Numbers
Zelda of Zed 278781346
Rivi Ravenwynd 442577511


Harbingers
Location: Probably on top of your character
Hosts: Annoying players who were unpopular and picked on in High School

Harbingers are such beautiful creatures until they target you. If harbingers are released…wait why am I saying if? WHEN harbingers are released try not to run all over gods green earth or fight it right in the middle of everyone, causing more players to die. All Harbingers should be taken NORTH of the festival malls. If you want to help kill the harbinger please lead it away, so the acid doesn’t spray all over Bliss Marie’s new dress. We want to minimize player deaths.

If the harbinger targets you please try leading it away from the malls. Contact a Rares Fest Staff member in global chat or icq and they will dispatch the E.H.T (Elite Harbinger Team) to take care of it. They have years of experience due to Gunga Dinn living on the Chesapeake Shard.


Player Run Township Tours
Township: Aryslan City (Felucca)
Host: Jamlyn

Aryslan City located in the Felucca facet is one of Chesapeakes most historic and still thriving townships. They actively host some of the most wonderful events such as Casino night at the Bow and Whip. However this city is not for the faint of heart, it is for those with a heart of courage. Aryslan is historically and still known as the front line defense against the evil and vile Mazrim, who ravaged the lands of our world in the earlier days. Followers of Mazrim can still be found lurking around and Mazrim’s essence still lingers in the…..You can hear more by attending the tour!

Township: The City of Kijustsu Anei Village (Tokuno)
Host: Lord Gareth

The City of Kijustsu Anei Village located on the Tokuno Islands is the Capital city of the Ethereal Void Imperium. KAV for short was founded in 2007 and became an independent township in 2009 with just five citizens. Through hard work, the ability to adapt and a reputation for welcoming anyone wishing to be a positive addition, they laid the foundation for the Ethereal Void Imperium entity which now consists of 8 different townships. Besides being the Capital of the EVI the township is best known for its chaotic nature and community service events. From Savages and Paladins to a mixed batch of KAV leadership from different shards such as Baja, you never know what they are going to do next! Which keeps things very interesting…..


More information and full events list coming soon
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[EM Fiction] "The Black Dragon: Tiamat's Troubles" by EM Crysania.
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Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2011, 3:18 PM EST by WarderDragon (Baja)
The Black Dragon: Tiamat's Troubles.
By EMCrysania.



Tiamat sat at the Inn reflecting on what had happened. She had seen the Souls that were trapped freed as her newfound friends fought off and defeated the Guardians that were in the Lab of the Evil One. She had watched as Murdock himself was defeated and watched his Spirit swirl out from his charred corpse. She had been given the Bottle from the Chest, a bottle that held the tears of her ancestors.

When she had been given it, a strange feeling had overwhelmed her, and in the blink of an eye she had transformed into a human.

How this happened was inconceivable. There had to be strong magic at work for such to have happened. Perhaps it was within herself - the two souls, one dragon, one human - combined.

Shaking her head, she brushed the long dark hair out of her eyes and muttered. "How do these humans get used to this hanging around their face all the time?"

Tiamat took a tentative sip of the ale that had been brought to her. She screwed her face up in distaste. "Perhaps a learned taste."

Standing she began to walk back and fourth, getting the feel of standing upright on two legs rather than four. "Well, at least this isn't too bad," she thought to herself.

As she paced her thoughts were brought back to Murdock's Laboratory. There had to be something there that could help her transform back into the Dragon she once was. Another bottle. Some sort of Potion. Perhaps an incantation or spell written somewhere.

Tiamat sighed and took a long, drawn out breath. She knew she was going to have to go back and search for clues that could help her in her quest to return to being a Dragon. When and if she found what she searched for she would yet again have to call upon her new friends, she was sure. She hoped they would be willing to help her yet again.

Turning towards the door, she started her journey back to the temple where the majestic beasts she so envied in the draconic form dwelled. It was here that she would begin her search, and onwards to the place where the Evil One - Murdock - hid his Lab.

In the dark of the night she made her way towards the docks to gain Voyage to the Isle of Fire and the Temple...
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Dragons of the Dark Prophet
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Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2011, 3:15 PM EST by WarderDragon (Baja)
Dragons of the Dark Prophet.
By EMCrysania



On Tuesday, the 11th of January, a band of Rogue Treasure Hunters and Mercenaries set out for the Temple of Infernal Flame at the behest of Dread Tiamat. The Black Dragon had received a Vision - a disturbance in the Void - one that revealed to her the location of the Dark Prophet and his Lair.

Tiamat was drawn to the place where a thousand of her ancestors had been sacrificed to dark gods. She could no more resist the Visions resolute pull than we might resist drawing breath.

It was with that in mind that the Britannian and the Dragon encountered the Dark Prophet and his Deathless Guardians - Acolytes the Priesthood of Light who had been murdered and raised to serve an evil master - augmented by Necromatic Power stolen from the Captive Souls of Three Thaumaturgists.

Yet despite the overwhelming powers possessed by the Evil One - who flung the corpses of fallen warriors across the chamber like rag dolls - the Britannians at last managed to overcome him. But not without great cost to themselves.

It was then that Tiamat spied the Chest she had seen in her Dream. The Vision rushed back to her. Within the Chest lay the Essence of Sorrow - tears shed by her ancestors long ago - whose powers she knew could restore her to her true self.

She reached a clawed hand in to the Chest.

The world exploded. The Britannians were knocked from their feet. Glass Shattered. Tables were overturned. And when the dust cleared a newcomer stood amongst their ranks.

It was a woman.

Tiamat screamed as she realized what had become of her. The Tears of Dragons had not restored her to her True Form. She had instead become ... human.

The Britannians escorted the Former Dragon back to New Britain. She now rests at the Sweet Dreams Inn in the Trade District. The Guard has set a watch over her room and no one is allowed in or out without the expressed permission of the Queen or the Lord Emissary.
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The Kingdom of Dawn Announces 13th Anniversary Book Contest.
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Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2011, 3:12 PM EST by WarderDragon (Baja)
The Kingdom of Dawn Announces 13th Anniversary Book Contest.



The Kingdom of Dawn, which is a player-run city located east of Dungeon Wrong in Felucca, will be celebrating its 13th Anniversary on Friday, February 11, 2011. One of the events that we are holding is a player-written book contest. The theme for this contest is Superstitions and Old Wife Tales. The guaranteed prize fund is currently 2 Million Gold Pieces.

You have one month to write/submit your book. Your submission must be received by Sunday, February 13th, 2010 at 9 PM PST (12 PM EST).

Rules -
1. All books MUST BE PG-13 which will be determined solely by Grand Duchess WildStar. If your book is found not to be PG-13, it will be returned to you and you will have only one chance to resubmit it.

2. Your submission must be an original work about or related to the theme of Love created by you either at some time in the past or just for this contest. If the book already exists in The Dawn Library Collection, it will be disqualified. You can view the card catalog online here.

3. Your submission must include your name and a method of contacting you – ICQ Number or email address – in a separate book.
Your submission will be judged on the following qualities: Content & Quality of Writing.

The winners will be announced on Stratics & UOForums and the books will be prominently displayed in both libraries. The Dawn Library is located within the boundaries of the Kingdom of Dawn at coordinates 118”33’N 62”51’E (Felucca) and our Malas Outpost & Book Library located just West of Umbra at coordinates 28”23’N 41”24’E (Malas).

All books submitted may be included in The Dawn Library Collection at the discretion of the Library Director, Harlequin.

You may contact Grand Duchess WildStar at ICQ # 8040775 (Please include Player-Written Book Contest in your message) or via Private Message on Stratics & UOForums to arrange dropping off your submission or use the mailbox located at each library.

The Royal Council,
Kingdom of Dawn
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Towns - Tanelorn of Atlantic
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Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2011, 11:20 PM EST by Lady Kero (HomesandCastles)
>>> Malas News <<<
Tanelorn
A Pictorial Tour
Located on the Atlantic Shard

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Tanelorn is a town that's slowly grown around Poet's Garden over the past 7 years.
Poet's Garden has been a RP staple of Atlantic since 2003, Including taking part in ARPC tavern nights as well as hosting various other roleplay events.


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Poet's Garden

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Bed & Breakfast

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General Store & Cafe

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Docks & Pier

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Temple

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The Precinct

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Tanelorn has recently applied for a town banner from the EM town recognition program.
I wish them the best of luck in receiving it quickly.


Next month I'll have a special town pictorial for Kingdom of Dawn's [Baja] anniversary.

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Catch of the Week Results/ This Weeks Challenge!
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Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 3:53 PM EST by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)
          
                                                             Catch of the Week Results 1/16/11

           Congratulations to Bishop {E*V) on his winning catch during this past weeks "Catch of the Week"! A true whopper of a bullfish it was at 133 stones! His catch was caught during the recent Dangerous Angling Adventure hosted by the city of Guardians Gate which led patrons deep into the cavernous Labrynth in search of unusual breeds around the realm!

                          

          This weeks challenge will be no easy task as the Rainbow fish is up this week! The Rainbow Fish can be found in the waters of  the dungeon Doom in Malas. Good luck anglers!

                                          
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Publish 69.5 World Wide Release - Today!
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Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 10:43 AM EST by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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Publish Notes
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Royal Guard Recruitment Part 2
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Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 5:46 AM EST by Merik ONN (Chesapeake)
Royal Guard Recruitment Part 2
January 18, 2011

By:Merik

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On Tuesday night Commander Drake Foxx and Captain Gwen Irina once again held open recruitment for the Royal Britannia Guard. Citizens from all facets gathered in the Counselors Hall located in the North-West side of Serpents Hold, to register for service in these dark times.

New recruits received official uniforms, Royal Guard Handbook and a recruit bandanna to start their training. Once everyone finished reading the handbook and were in uniform, Captain Gwen Irina administered the Royal Guard Oath...

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Keep your eyes on the EM Forums for the first official Royal Guard exercise within the next few weeks. Thank you to everyone who has joined the Royal Guard to keep our world safe!

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[EM Event] Meeting with Nathan Hawke (Saturday 22nd) [RI]
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Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 2:51 AM EST by Mapper (Europa)
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DATE: Saturday 22nd January 2011
TIME: 8pm UK, 9pm CET, 3pm EST, 11pm MSK
LOCATION: Counselor's Hall in Britain, Trammel

To discuss recent events and take a field trip to the Savage Altars.

Come prepared to fight.

[1 Point for attendence if you drop a roll call book in the mailbox within 30 minutes of the end of the event]

[2 Points for producing an in game report within 48 hours of the event]



Source: Meeting with Nathan Hawke [Royal Investigator Event]
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ECL Match 9 on Monday 24 January!
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Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 2:50 AM EST by Mapper (Europa)
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And we're back again...

Monday, 24 January, 8PM UK time, at the O*T arena in Zento

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Current league standings, with four matches (including this one!) to go ...

6 : Lightning, Quicksilver
5 : PeckyBalboa, Tea, Sky
3 : Trinsic Rose
2 : Trinsic Steel, TwoTimeChampion, Sapphie
1 : Old Blue Eyes, Cerulean, Bernie, Nari, Roadrunner Two, Dryad, Frosty, Goldy Feathers, Spot, Yin, Geeko
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[EM Event] Bagball Tournament: Team registration & practice match (Monday 24th)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 2:49 AM EST by Mapper (Europa)
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DATE: 24th January 2011
TIME: 8pm UK, 9pm CET, 3pm EST, 11pm MSK
LOCATION: Bagball Stadium, South Luna

Tonight will be the first opportunity for teams to register for the Bagball Tournament. We will also play a few practice matches.

This event will be at the Bagball Stadium south of Luna.

For more information about the Bagball Tournament have a look here.


Source: Bagball Tournament: Team registration & practice match
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[News] War against the Bane!
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Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 8:47 AM EST by Frarc (Drachenfels)
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War Against the Bane!

For Several weeks we been fighting a war against the invading forces of the Bane Chosen.

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The Bane have been trying to attack several towns already.
They have been coming in small groups that have been spreading around a town.

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Even local citizen have been trying to get the town guards for help.
The guards are scared to fight these forces of the bane.
Some demon like winged skeletons have been appearing to guard the Bane.
These guards can not be underestimate and can be a handful for even a single warrior.


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But so far the alliance of the Obhidians,Meers, Britannian defenders and several local hero's have been preventing that the Bane Chosen took control of any town.

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Many towns have been liberated from the invading forces of the Bane Chosen. The Questions however is how long the alliance can hold them back.The obhidians are even nice enough to the people who they trust to reveal the secret to make blackrock Stew.

I just hope these Bane don't get reinforcement any time soon!




New Frarc, Drachenfels News reporter.





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Origin PVP Tournament - 1/16/11
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Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 7:37 AM EST by Sosaria Reels (UOinAction)

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Deco Ideas: Shrines
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Posted on Monday, January 17, 2011, 9:45 PM EST by Lady Kero (HomesandCastles)



Shrines
Various Shrine and Chapel Ideas
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When they added the ankh and ankh of sacrifice to the game as veteran rewards it opened up a whole new theme for housing that I personally love.

Can't decide what to do with your ankh? Here are some different ideas including ones without ankhs.

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At Dragonstorm Manor on Atlantic

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The shrine at my rune library

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Have a shrine, chapel or another way you use your ankh?
Post yours here!




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300th Assembly of the High Council - tonight 9pm CDT
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Posted on Monday, January 17, 2011, 3:26 PM EST by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)
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300th Assembly of the High Council

Date: Monday, January 17, 2011
Time: 10:00 PM EDT/9:00 PM CDT
Note Location Change: Mage Tower, Trammel Facet
(Northern Tip of Moonglow Island, Behind the mage shop)


Meeting Agenda:

- Updates regarding the investigation on current threats to the High Council.

- The High Council will discuss the present political and military situation in the realm.

- Other items to be announced at the meeting.

High Council of Britannia


Posted by:
Lady Tia
LS News Manager



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Auctions for Week of January 17th
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Posted on Monday, January 17, 2011, 5:11 AM EST by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)

The following are our Auctions for this week on Lake Superior:

Archdemon Auction

Date:  Monday, January 17th

Time:  9:00 pm CST

Location:  Out the North gate of Luna & 3 houses East

Contact:  Rose - ICQ 576122555

Hanging Gardens Auction

Date:  Wednesday, January 19th

Time:  8:00 pm EST

Location:  North of Compassion- Gates provided from Luna Bank

Contact:  Tabatha – ICQ372172324

BEC Auction

Date:  Friday, January 21st

Time:  7:00 pm CST

Location:  Note new location South side of Luna City

Contact:  Lady Tia - ICQ 23944805

*Note: MOA and BEC auctions are held every Friday night, each on alternating Fridays. There are house teleporters between these auction houses for your convenience.

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Community Hunts - Week of January 17th
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Posted on Monday, January 17, 2011, 5:03 AM EST by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)



***Warning: If an invasion occurs on the same night, the community hunt is cancelled in favour of the defense of the sieged town(s)***

Want to go hunting but don't have a big enough group? Are you looking for good guides to dungeons you've yet to explore?

The community hunts are open to everyone! Come show your support for the Lake Superior community and take a walk on the wild side at the same time. Meet some new and old friends and have a bit of a challenge along the way.



Corgul the Soulbinder hunt (High Seas)
Date: Tuesday, January 18th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Community Peerless Hunt
Date: Wednesday, January 19th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Navery Night Eyes (Stygian Abyss)
Date: Thursday, January 20th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Community Champ Spawn Hunt
Date: Friday, January 21st
Time: 9:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Hosts: Taeara Mi'aken



And remember, these hunts are for everyone, regardless of their skill level or guild affiliation. Come meet new friends, see new places, gain experience and just have fun.


Sabina Nikolai,
High Marshall, Community Hunt Organizer
The Order of the Silver Rose

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Lady Tia
LS News Manager


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Community Meet Up - Tonight 7:30pm CST
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Posted on Monday, January 17, 2011, 4:55 AM EST by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)
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Community Meet Up – January 17, 2011
Date: Every Monday Night
Time: 7:30PM CST
Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank


Meeting Agenda:
We'll hear weekly announcements of upcoming events and hunts for Lake Superior from Sabina our events coordinator.


The weekly community meetings, events, hunts, etc are always open to the public. No invitations needed!
Everyone is always welcome to come ask questions, make plans, or make announcements.

Bring a friend if you can make it, tell a friend if you can't!



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Pitfights, Leathal To The Audience...
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Posted on Sunday, January 16, 2011, 11:29 PM EST by Rabid Chipmunk (LegendsAOL)

Tonight the people of Legends were treated to a display worthy of The Great Colosseum. From all around the realm, teams of up to four companions entered the Legends Pitfight Event.


The rules as explained to us by Malakei the Pitboss were fairly straight forward; Enter the Arena when it is your turn, Kill whatever Horace the Beastmaster decides to throw at your team, if you survive you win, if not... Horace's pets are in need of heartier foods anyway.


Tonight we saw a grand total of thirteen teams compete. Not a single team failed to defeat the monsters summoned before them. No death robes were handed out tonight, much to the sorrw of Horace and his horde of beasts.

The Jhelom arena may be great for fighting, but the one thing it is not great for is picture taking. Heres a breakdown of tonights fights, with pictures if I was able to take one that was halfway decent.


Team #1

Luc, Whitebone, Jiriel, Light X

This team fought a Putrid Undead Pitwing

Team #2

Fenix, Aang, TIME STEED, SeXyTaXi

This team fought Moloch the Cruel & his Minion (a putrefyer)



Team #3

Sora, Lord Ghetto Smurf, Abramelihm, Jorde

This team fought The Maddening Horror & a Darkfate Elemental

*AWARD* This team also wins the award for the most kills in a single fight. The Darkfate Elemental had a wicked aoe which killed almost eveyone on the Jhelom Pits catwalk.

You can see all the bodies, bones, and deathrobes.


Team #4

Powder, Pi'z, Black Ajah, Ba'alzoman

This team foight a Valorite Elemental Guardian & a Crystal Elemental Guardian

Team #5

Tarzan, Help, Old Lady, Prince Christian

This team fought a Dune Beetle & a Guile (changeling)

Team #6

Casper, Hawk Eye, Lord Wong Way Ya

This team fought The Collector of Souls & a Chaos Demon

Team #7

Riel, Lirael, aoLOLita, Lady DebconLady

This team fought a Rotten Cadaver, Malik, & an undead gargoyle



Team #8

Mentiras, Draconis Gargoli, Thugnificent, Q-TAME

This team fought two Fire Deamons & an Ice Fiend



Team #9

Mr. ELITE, Betrayer, Neraka, THEOKOLES

This team fought a Skeletal Dragon and hordes of minor undead

Team #10

Dead Meat, Jaana, matty, Creatine

This team fought a Dragon, Reptalon, & an Ancient Wyrm

*Disqualified*

Team #11

Dummy, Lord Crazy Little Elf

This team fought Trapdoor Spiders & Whipper Vines

Team #12

Sunlaira, Poppy, Damia, Lord Roderick

This team fought a Crystal Elemental, a Blood Elemental, & an Acid Elemental

Team #13

Lyric, Rire Grist, El DaNgEl, DruNk MeL GiBsOn

This team fought a Devourer of Souls & a Succubus


Finally after all the initial rounds of monster mayham were completed, Malakei announced who would be facing tonights "Champion"

The first team selected had retired, due to the lateness of the hour, but the second draw was Team #9. Team ELITE. They were once again let back inside the arena to face the champion.

However the champion proved a little to much for its handlers and a backup champion was brought in.

This Crimson Dragon ran wild thru the arena and had to be sedated

This Tormented Minotaur was our backup Champion, and it was quite a handful

The Tormented Minotaur was brought down, not once, but twice. Each time the "Hero" of the fight was the dragon "a greater wed"


The Champions were each awarded, a commemorative breastplate, and all the other teams were awarded commemorative tunics.





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Chesapeake Hall of Commons Report!
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Posted on Sunday, January 16, 2011, 8:39 PM EST by Andrasta ()
Hall of Commons Report
January 16, 2011

Submitted & Written By: Merik

EM Events

Monday, January 17th (No time) - Catch of the Week Announced
Check the Sons of the Sea building for the fish name

Tuesday, January 18th at 8pm E
T - Royal Guard Recruitment
If you attended the first one, it is not necessary to attend this one

Friday, January 21st at 5pm ET - Legends of the Hidden Temple
This is an event that can be completed at any time until it is closed

Sunday, January 23rd at 8:30pm ET - Catch of the Week Weigh-In
Sons of the Sea building if you cannot make it drop it at the HoC Mailbox

Wednesday, January 26th at 7pm ET - Sosarian Solstice Fair
No current list of games

Friday, January 28th at 8:30pm ET - Unnamed Event
Expect stealing, lock picking, cunning, monster fighting and puzzle solving

(EM gates are created at the Luna Bank to all EM Events. Chesapeake players expect High attendance during the Wednesday and Friday events)

From EM Drosselmeyer


Antagonist/Evil Side
As mentioned before, there will be an antagonist/evil side to support if you don't want to be part of the Guard. However I want to hear your ideas of what we could make this, and how to do it. We have a few ideas already, but we'd love to hear yours as well. So please do let us know if you have suggestions or ideas for an antagonist side. The requirements are that it'd obviously have to be regulated and that it not use anything already used. I.E. it cannot be a reformation of the Chaos guard of Blackthorne or something else. They don't necessarily need to be axe murdering kidnapping axe murdering baby stealing genocidal monsters but, you know, they gotta be bad guys. So if you have a good idea, please send it in as thorough detail as you can.

[email protected]
[email protected]

Merit/Demerit System
Anything earned as part of the guard will not say 'Royal Guard Commander's Cloak' It would say 'Commander Character name Royal Guard Cloak' Any rewards from the merit/demerit system will be both standardized and personalized And continuing with that. We have methods in place so that if you try to sell your royal guard merit items Actions will be taken. Some people will sell anything from the EM program because any item will get millions. And that's fine for event items. There's not a wrong way to play UO, unless you are breaking the ToS. The merit/demerit system is SPECIFICALLY designed to give you things to wear to show your dedication to the group you are part of. And that is why it has a difference in our view of items.



Thank you Merik!
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2011 Winter Deco Contest! Still Time to Enter!
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Posted on Sunday, January 16, 2011, 8:01 PM EST by Andrasta (CommunityNews)
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Stratics Homes & Castles Presents
2011 Winter Deco Contest!


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This will be a month long house deco contest.

Pull out your best snow and winter themed ideas!


This contest will be judged first and foremost on originality and creativity!!


Prizes will include House Teleporter Tiles, as well as 11th Anniversary Decoration items.

Your entry must be submitted by January 31st, 2011!
[Midnight PST]

Please note this is a Winter Themed Contest and not a Christmas Holiday Contest. Winter falling between December 21st and March 21st.

For full information please check out the Homes & Castles forum.
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UOGuide Announces Holiday Scene Contest Winners!
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Posted on Sunday, January 16, 2011, 7:24 PM EST by Andrasta (CommunityNews)
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The UOGuide Holiday Scene Contest winners have been announced.
  • 1st Place -
    Muriel for a classic manger scene.
  • 2nd Place -
    Lady Michelle with a display of Santa's arrival.
  • 3rd Place -
    Oracle is getting ready for the Christmas party.

We would also like to announce our new monthly Editing Sweepstakes!

Each month we will select a random winner from everyone who has edited UOGuide.
That person will win a code valued $10 or less from www.uogamecodes.com.

Be sure to edit UOGuide every month for your chance to win!

Full details: UOGuide:Monthly Edit Sweepstakes - UOGuide, the Ultima Online encyclopedia



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A Candle for the Darkness, Friday, January 21st, at 8 p.m. CST
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(Evil) A Candle for the Darkness, Friday, January 21st, at 8 p.m. CST




The Skull summons the evil and the twisted, those whose hearts are full of rage and avarice: "Your dark mutterings shall compel fire to lead you to the key of the world."


Event for the evil of Sosaria. Friday, January 21st, at 8 p.m. CST, starting at the Trammel Britain Counselor Hall.
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Thursday, January 20th, 2011 @ 7pm EST
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Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2011, 9:38 AM EST by Joanna Weaver (Atlantic)
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Greetings,

There will be a summons for the Knights of the Crux Ansata to assemble on Thursday, January 20th, 2011 @ 7pm EST

This event will be a mixture between Role Playing and Combat.

There will also be several opportunities for RPC/Role Playing Interaction between now and the event on the 20th, such things will be 'subtly' announced in the CruxAnsata and the Atlantic RP chat channels.

Bennu


UOEM Atlantic
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[EM Event] Meeting to Discuss the Royal Investigator System (Sunday 16th)
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Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2011, 7:31 AM EST by Mapper (Europa)
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DATE: Sunday 16th January 2011
TIME: 8pm UK, 9pm CET, 11pm MSK, 3pm EST
LOCATION: Counselor's Hall in Britain, Trammel


With Elder EM Sarakan and Elder EM Emile Layne [subject to availability]


8pm UK Time Counsellors' Hall North Britain Trammel


To discuss the Royal Investigator System, give an update and take questions.



Source: Meeting to Discuss the Royal Investigator System
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Cinque Katsumoto , the first to die in G-V Doom Event
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... Cinque Katsumoto , the first to die in G-V Doom Event ~


The Guardians of Valhalla do monthly events open to the entire shard and this months event was a Doom run.

As AKA Harloff stated on the Great Lakes boards everyone was to meet at the G-V Banner before being gated to Doom. Many tags gathered including -Y-, GTO, LOTF, CREW and 4:20.



It was not long after the hour that we were all transported from bell to boat to beach to kiss the Dark Fathers hello!
Needless to say deaths did transpire and Cinque Katsumoto was the first to kiss the ground.




It was a great time and a thank you goes out to the G-V Guild for holding these monthly events keeping our community open and fun.
Below are a few screenshots from the event.

















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Tom (VIPS) Wins Pickpocket Purse Event!
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Posted on Friday, January 14, 2011, 5:35 PM EST by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)
 
                                                                         Pickpockets Purse
                                                                                  1/13/11
                                                                            Ocllo, Felucca

         Scarlet Von Trinsic summoned her crews best and brightest thieves to her hideout last eve to test thier wit and skill in the hopes to find the thief with the lightest touch to perform an upcoming hiest. Several of the realms more notable thieves were present as well as mysterious new faces drawn from the shadows to see who was the best of the best. Scarlet went on to explain the rules for the nights competition. Thieves were to accompany Von Trinsic from her hideout beneath Bucs Den to the city of Ocllo, Felucca where they would seek out the npc carrying the Blood Gorilla. The gorilla was a magical item of timed variety to be stolen and kept for a duration of 5 minutes per round to earn a point. The thief with the most points after 5 rounds would be declared the winner. With that, to Felucca we went.....

                    
                                                             
                                            
                                                        
                                    

          The thieves hit the ground running scanning the area in and around Ocllo for any npc who may fall prey to thier sticky fingers! Upon surveying the landscape the competition was soon underway with frantical snooping taking place throughout. Shortly after the first round was complete It was clear Tom had a good shot on winning as we soon spotted two Tom's running amuck! With Tom firmly in control the night took another twist well into the middle rounds as forces from Minax (MVP) attempted to impose thier will on the nights event. Much to the shagrin and entertainment of those in attendance nearly the entire raiding party was slain in the guardzone leaving a free for all fit for a thieves delight as looting would soon occur.

                                                 
                 
             
              
             
               
                                                  
                                             
                                         
    
    
                                                          

         In the end it was Tom, err I mean Tom (VIPS) who walked away with the title of "lightest touch" in the realm. One can only imagine what devious task Von Trinsic has in store for the would be legendary thief. Those remaining at the end of the nights event gathered in the Albatross Tavern along the shores of Ocllo to congratulate the nights winner!

       

                                                                 





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Royal Guard Recruitment At Last!
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Posted on Friday, January 14, 2011, 4:10 PM EST by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)
 
                                                                    Royal Guard Recruitment
                                                                                   1/11/11
                                                                     Castle British, Trammel

      Brave and eager warriors, archers, and mages alike gathered inside Castle British this Tuesday's eve to enlist in the crowns Royal Guard detachment. Players from all walks and guilds within the realm were present to offer thier services to the Queen in the service of the virtues as Commander Drake Foxx and Lt. Gwen Irina broke in the new recruits explaining the Guard, it's purpose, and whats to follow in the evenings gathering outside in the courtyard of the castle.

                            

                            

                                         

                                   

                                 

       Gates soon opened and the perspective recruits followed the Royal Guard Officers through to the city of Serpents Hold. There declared Foxx the new home of the Royal Guard, was to house the soon to be constructed Royal Guard Barracks and training facilities. Enlistees were soon instructed to fall in as recruitment commenced. Making thier way through the uniform line to reach the Commander himself each recruit was equipped and sorted into thier respective unit of skill. Archers, Mages, Melee, and Tamer units were formed. Each stood at attention and dressed in thier new garb awaiting orders.

                         

        Soon the Commander ordered the group to raise thier right hand swear alliegance to the crown repeating after him:

   " I hereby swear before the virutes, the Guard and my fellow citizens to serve the realm. The Cities and their interests, and to hold myself to the high ideals of the virutes as they apply to my duties.
I swear to defend the realm and all the
innocent within from threats both external and internal.
I swear to fulfill these duties to the best of my ability and judgement,
and to serve as an example to those in the realm of just what can be accomplished through virtuous and righteous conduct. I swear these things in the name of the Virtues, the name of Britannia, and on my own body, heart and soul!
"

       After completing the innitiation, the new recruits we dismissed to thier on accord with instructions to listen for the call to muster soon. The Commander and Captain stayed long after to answer further inquiries about recruiment, uniforms, and possible future encounters within the various regiments.  Look for more from the Royal Guard soon as well as further opportunities to join the ranks thyself!.



      
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Player Notice - Boat Blocked? Page a GM!
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Posted on Friday, January 14, 2011, 3:07 PM EST by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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Customer Service
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We need your help - Come help crash the Atlantic Test Shard NOW!
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Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011, 2:33 PM EST by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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From the Dev Team
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First Look at the New Big Ship!
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Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011, 2:27 PM EST by Sosaria Reels (UOinAction)
First Look - New Big Ship (community collection) on TC1 now!

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Publish 69.5 Available on Test Center 1
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Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011, 12:35 PM EST by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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Publish Notes
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Bakers Dozen Recap!
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Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011, 10:14 AM EST by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)
                            
                                                                              Bakers Dozen

     The realm ventured to Jhelom this past week to seek out the famed  Baker Fredrick Thomas in hopes to learning the secret to the recipe to the sought after Mesanna Cream Pie.  Fredrick greeting his visitors eagerly explain the ins and out of perfect pie making in his custom kitchen.

                                    

     Spouting out ingredients and various mixtures to the crowd in attendance Thomas soon would realize his eagerness nearly cost those around him thier lives as he mistakenly added Waaaaaayy too much fast acting creaming agent to his current batch brewing in the bakery! Soon after beasts never before seen in the realm began to rise like loaves of evil bread devouring those around them in a fury of sweet creamy havoc!

                               

      The battle was hard fought as they seemed to pop up so quickly as if they were thrown from a toaster! The crowd battled the ferocious beasts until they stood victorious.

            

                                    

        As the coast now layed clear the crowd sought out Fredrick to ensure he would not mismeasure his recipe again! Some in fact even attempted to apprehend the baker for his mistake made that evening. They pursued the baker round and round, however the baker was too fast perhaps even slippery to be caught that eve!

                

                            

        The Baker soon made his final move slipping away hastily into the night as the crowd bewildered searched further for the now missing baker. Upon further research, official reports suggest Thomas is being hidden in the player city of Zedland. To what reason the city would offer safe harbor to the baker from the angry mob is yet unknown. Perhaps something else is about to be cooking....... I shall visit the city of Zedland in the coming days to perhaps see for myself..


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PaxLair 13th Anniversary Events - January 15-19, 2011
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Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 9:39 PM EST by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)


PaxLair, Chesapeake
– by Winfield – The 13th Anniversary of PaxLair will be held January 15-19, 2011 in a number of places on Chesapeake.  Over the course of 5 days, events will take people to all the facets starting with a huge voyage at sea, continuing on to a  unique historical tour, games and tournaments, mazes, … and finishing with a Statehood Dinner for all to feast.  There are 13 events in total!  Everyone can participate in something.  Gates will be cast from New Haven Bank for each event.  Come out and join the fun … perhaps see some old veterans you’ve not seen for years … and even win a few prizes and learn some history!  Dragonspeed!!

PaxLair City was founded on January 19, 1998 in the meadow west of the Compassion Shrine on Felucca. Throughout its history, it served with other player-towns to help communities and people work together. In the old days before Trammel, PaxLair was a vibrant crossroads for good, neutral, and evil. It is blessed by the gods with unique indoor and outdoor features. On November 11, 1998, Lord British himself visited PaxLair City to honor the city’s founders. PaxLair is the oldest, continuously running “player-town” on the Chesapeake Shard.

Today, PaxLair is a Statehood of four wonderful cities across Felucca, Tokuno, and Trammel: PaxLair City, Dragons Watch, PaxOku, and Nidaros.  PaxLair also has a great Alliance with three more fantastic cities: Gyldenfeld, Pitmuck, and Arylsan. Each city is unique and brings different wonders to the Realm through citizens, allies, and friends. PaxLair is based on tenets of Peace, Neutrality, and Roleplaying.

The entire schedule of events including locations, details, and updates is shown at: http://www.paxlair.com/times/?p=984

A list of events is as follows:

Friday, January 14, 2011

  • 7:30 PM ET – 8:30 PM ET – Pre-registration for the Blackfoot Regata

Saturday, January 15

  • 8 PM ET – Opening Ceremonies
  • 9 PM ET – Blackfoot Regata
  • 11 PM ET – PaxLair City Taverns are Open!! And tell yer best fish & sea stories, arg!!

Sunday, January 16

  • 8 PM ET – Unique Places Tour
  • 9 PM ET – No Event (House of Commons meeting with the EMs at Britain House of Commons Hall)
  • 10 PM ET – Cow Event
  • 11 PM ET – Parade

Monday, January 17

  • 7 PM ET – Let’s Make a Deal
  • 9 PM ET – Archery Tournament

Tuesday, January 18

  • 8 PM ET – Musical Chairs
  • 9 PM ET – Dual Maze Race

Wednesday, January 19 – Anniversary Day!!

  • 8 PM ET – Mage Poker
  • 9 PM ET – PaxLair Anniversary Dinner

Additional events to fill in as time permits.

  • Hangman!

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Immediate Maintenance - Atlantic Shard
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Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 7:10 PM EST by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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Hardware Updates - 01/12/2011: Multiple Shards
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Auctions - Week of January 10th
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Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 5:09 AM EST by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)

The following are our Auctions for this week on Lake Superior:

Archdemon Auction

Date:  Monday, January 10th

Time:  9:00 pm CST

Location:  Out the North gate of Luna & 3 houses East

Contact:  Rose - ICQ 576122555

Hanging Gardens Auction

Date:  Wednesday, January 12th

Time:  8:00 pm EST

Location:  North of Compassion- Gates provided from Luna Bank

Contact:  Tabatha – ICQ372172324

MOA Auction

Date:  Friday, January 14th

Time:  8:00 pm EST

Location:  First House East of Luna Moongate

Contact:  Sir Landon - ICQ 475387548

*Note: MOA and BEC auctions are held every Friday night, each on alternating Fridays. There are house teleporters between these auction houses for your convenience.

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Community Hunts - Week of January 10th
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Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 5:07 AM EST by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)



***Warning: If an invasion occurs on the same night, the community hunt is cancelled in favour of the defense of the sieged town(s)***

Want to go hunting but don't have a big enough group? Are you looking for good guides to dungeons you've yet to explore?

The community hunts are open to everyone! Come show your support for the Lake Superior community and take a walk on the wild side at the same time. Meet some new and old friends and have a bit of a challenge along the way.



Scalis the Enforcer hunt (High Seas)
Date: Tuesday, January 11th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Community Peerless Hunt
Date: Wednesday, January 12th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Stygian Dragon hunt (Stygian Abyss)
Date: Thursday, January 13th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Community Champ Spawn Hunt
Date: Friday, January 14th
Time: 9:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Hosts: Taeara Mi'aken



And remember, these hunts are for everyone, regardless of their skill level or guild affiliation. Come meet new friends, see new places, gain experience and just have fun.


Sabina Nikolai,
High Marshall, Community Hunt Organizer
The Order of the Silver Rose

Posted by:
Lady Tia
LS News Manager


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Catch of the Week Announced! Week of January 10th!
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Posted on Monday, January 10, 2011, 7:58 PM EST by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)

                                                                    Catch of the Week Announced!
                                                                          Week of  January 10th

       
This weeks catch of the week has been announced! The winning fish this week shall be the "Bullfish" ! This fish wreaks of death as it is found prodominately in the waters inside the Labrynth! The Labrynth is home to a beavy of nasty critters like the Rend, Reptalon, Miasma, and the entourage that is the Minotaur Race. Best of Luck this week and special thanks to Sorgan for this Map of the suggested fishing area!

                         

                                                                               Adventurers Map

                                                                
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Hardware Upgrades 01/10/2011 - Multiple Shards
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2011 Winter Deco Contest!
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Posted on Sunday, January 9, 2011, 9:03 PM EST by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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This was posted on the Great Lakes boards last week.
For those that do not go to the boards here is the information.
There is still time to get your decorater tools warmed up and busy.


Stratics Homes & Castles Presents
2011 Winter Deco Contest!

This will be a month long house deco contest.
Pull out your best snow and winter themed ideas!

This contest will be judged first and foremost on originality and creativity!!

Prizes will include house tele tiles, as well as 11th anniversary deco items.

Your entry must be submitted by January 31st!
[Midnight PST]

For full information please check out the Homes & Castles forum.

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4th Campaign of the Magincia Crusade and the Unveiling of Heaven's Gate (Great Lakes)
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Posted on Sunday, January 9, 2011, 8:56 PM EST by Sosaria Reels (UOinAction)
     Part 1 - Magincia Crusade                          Part 2 - Unveiling of Heaven's Gate

          

Watch More TGN Stratics UO Videos

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House of Commons Meeting Notes 1/9/11
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Posted on Sunday, January 9, 2011, 7:02 PM EST by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)
                                         
                                                                              House of Commons
                                                                                         1/9/11
                                                                                Trammel Britain

       
The realm gathered for its weekly meeting among event moderators Dudley and Drosselmeyer this eve as we welcomed Drosselmeyer back from afar as his journey has brought him back home to Chesapeake. As always the nights meet began with announcements concerning the weeks events.

                                   

                                                                     Announcements for the week:
 
                  ~ Legends of the Hidden Temple postponed to allow a bit more planning time to ensure a grand event.

                  ~ Tuesday 1/11/11 -shall instead be Royal Guard Recruitment Night to begin the new series of events
                                                  detialed post to come before Tuesdays event.
 
                  ~ Thursday 1/13/11 - "Pickpockets Purse" event meet inside Scarlet Von Trisnic's undergournd hideout
                                                     in Bucs Den Trammel

                  ~ Drosselmeyer assures us we will know the culprit in the murder of Sheffield!

                                                    

          Q & A followed soon after as the EM team field all sorts of questions ranging from PVP tactics to event suggestions from the crowd! Special Thanks to our EM team of Dudley and Drosselmeyer for taking the time to meet with us as always. Join us for next weeks meet up at 9pm EST just north of the Trammel Britain Moongate.

                                         





         
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Catch of the Week Winner 1/9/11
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Posted on Sunday, January 9, 2011, 6:14 PM EST by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)
      
                                                Sons of the Sea - Catch of the Week 1/3 - 1/9 Winner!

        The lights shined inside the the Sons of the Sea again tonight as anglers gathered to turn in thier respective catches for this weeks edition of Catch of the Week! This weeks catch was the "Fire Fish" found in the waters inside the dungeon Shame.Santiago welcomed those in attendance as the scene was far less "occupied" than last weeks while under invasion from the forces of the Bane. This weeks winning catch was a beauty of a submission as Sorgan Hook Beak (RBG) boated a whopper of 166 stones! Asked about his catch, he went on to tell us he landed the beast in level 5 of Shame near his wits end as he thought he would soon be skunked! Congratulations to Sorgan and look for tommorrows announcement of this weeks catch of the week here on the UO Stratics News!

                       

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Your Imagination, Let it Live Thru Them
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Posted on Sunday, January 9, 2011, 5:09 PM EST by Merci d'Rue (TavernsandTales)
Creating a Roleplay Character can seem a daunting task. However whether you are new to roleplay, returning to it after a break, or just looking for something different it is a deeply rewarding experience. Our characters are an extenuation of our imaginations. They breathe each breath we give them. They feel each tear or smile we dream for them. They are our private calm away from the storm.

I have asked several roleplayers from across the shards, what is the most important thing when creating a roleplay character. To their credit this was a hard task in that everyone has their own style, and no answer to this question is wrong. It is hard to define out one item when so many thoughts come to mind. Yet they did it, and we are greatly rewarded for their efforts. Below I have highlighted (in no particular order) five different things deemed highly important by random Roleplayers across the shards.

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Backstory


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In my opinion, the crucial part is having a past and a back story that is plausible, believable, and unique without being fantastical and playable. If you can't remember your own past, why should anyone else? -Jaymee, Europa
Never were words so true, but do it for yourself, to make your character come to life for you. While it helps others the truth is having a backstory gives you the foundation you need to begin.

Play to Their Flaws

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An old roleplayer once told me that the most important aspect of a character is not his strengths, his powers, his goals, but his flaws. It is those flaws that sets a character apart, makes him human. --Nicholas the Old (WarderDragon)-Baja
Flaws, weaknesses, we all have them. To make a character believable for yourself, and others you should give great thought to their vices. If they are perfect, why roleplay them? Why should others want to roleplay with you? The stories done, you have no where to go, and nothing to overcome. Often times the most rewarding roleplay has to do with vices, or flaws, be they great or small.

Have Fun!

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They need to be fun to play. If you don't kinda love the guy or gal, you wont play them--Capricorn /sage-Pacific Shard
Fun! Don't pick something that you wont enjoy in the long run. We are here to have fun I don't know how many people I know, who created a character on a whim for a joke or just to have fun, often it turned out to be a character they played the most.

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Inspiration and Style

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I think for me...The Most important part of creating a roleplay character is the inspiration. The idea that creates the foundation for this character that everything will build upon. Anyone can say 'I want to play a pirate' or ' I want to play a paladin. But what really makes that character your own? --Myrddin ab'Arawn-Atlantic
What inspires you. There are a million ways to play a type of character. Its all about style, making them your own, that defines us. Its what endears us to them and others. Their strengths, weaknesses, quirks, mannerisms. Its your creativity that builds them, enhances them, changes them, creativity is the key.


Love your Character

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To me though, developing a character you can actually like is important. RP is hard enough without playing a character you'll come to dislike. To be real to others, your character must be real to you. So look within your dreams and thoughts for some sort of being which you have long dreamed of being.
--Aedon-Catskills
Do what you like, what you feel you can add realism to, whether you have researched it or know from personal experience. It will bring your character to life for you and others.

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The items above have dealt with the concepts and thoughts behind character creation. I also wanted to go over a few basics to help those new to roleplay get started, they are not rules set in stone, but I know they helped me when I started out.

A. Name- Give them a first and last name, maybe even a middle. You don't have to but often it helps.

B. Speech-consider how your character would talk, whether they would have an accent, perhaps they don't talk at all or rarely.

C. Apparel- How would they dress! From head to toe this helps the effect.

D. Profile- A Character profile is often useful. Things others would see on them that the game can not express. For example, Scars, Height,Weight, facial features, eye color. A distinct perfume or aroma.


Reporters Note: Thank you to all those that helped with this article. I appreciate the time, effort and care you put into your responses.
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Interview With The Event Moderators - Questions Needed.
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Posted on Sunday, January 9, 2011, 2:49 PM EST by WarderDragon (Baja)
Interview With The Event Moderators - Questions Needed.
By WarderDragon.



The Freeborn Press of Britain has received permission from EM Seppo to conduct an Interview with Baja's Event Moderator Team.

We are seeking questions from the Shard Community to forward.

Those who have Questions are encouraged to Private Message me via Stratics or send them to [email protected]

We will be accepting questions until January 20th.

WarderDragon, The Freeborn Press (Baja Stratics News).
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[EM News] Note From The Thief Master.
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Posted on Sunday, January 9, 2011, 2:44 PM EST by WarderDragon (Baja)
Note From The Thief Master.
By EM Seppo.



You feel a tap on your shoulder and something slipped into your pocket.

You turn around. Whomever was there was gone. However a single scrap of paper is left in your pocket.

You remove it and read.


Let it not be said that the Thief Master of Britain does not reward his accomplices. Those who have consistently assisted me in the past have not been forgotten. A token of appreciation is in order!

Meet me at the following days within the sewers of Britain to collect your reward!

Saturday, January the 15th at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST.

Sunday, January the 16th at 3:00 PM PST / 6:00 PM EST.


Be wary though, my protection only extends to the ones marked as a friend. Rest of you better watch for your purses.

Note: Thief Notoriety score of +4 Points or more will grant you the reward at this time. Try saying your name in front of the log book in the sewers to see how many notoriety points you have to your name. If you have not managed this, fret not. There will be opportunities of gaining points and other tokens in the future.
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[EM News] Capture the Fortress (PvP Event) - Saturday, January 15th at 3:30 PM PST.
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Posted on Sunday, January 9, 2011, 2:41 PM EST by WarderDragon (Baja)
Capture the Fortress - Saturday, January 15th.
By EM Seppo



The next Capture the Fort (PvP) event will take place on Saturday, January 15th, 2011 at 3:30 PM PST / 6:30 PM EST.

Currently the Cartel Alliance controls the Lost Lands Garrison. They will lose control of it on Friday, January 14th and the gate will be thrown open.

1) 3:30 PM PST to 4:30 PM PST (1 hour) – Siege Phase.

During this phase, you should aim to gain control over the area. There are several strategies that come to mind, how will you approach it?

2) 4:30 PM PST Onwards – Flag Phase.

Lay claim to the garrison during this phase by being the first team to have your hue on the flag for 10 consecutive minutes (the clock will reset if someone rehues the flag). Remember, the flag is inside a house and normal house rules related to PvP do apply.
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Legend's Closet Nudists!
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Posted on Saturday, January 8, 2011, 7:44 PM EST by Rabid Chipmunk (LegendsAOL)

Tonight an unusually large group of players shed their clothes and went for a naked run thru dungeon Hytholyth!

Whatever warped mind came up with this concept, the attendees did seem to enjoy themselves as they doged and dived away from the many, many, hostile inhabitants of the dungeon.

Aside from a brief, unwelcomed interruption at the onset of the event, everything went smoothly... by this I mean most people collected thirty or so death robes before the end of the night.

When all was said and done, the first four people to make it from the first to the very bottom floor of the dungeon were:
  • Godrick - Grand Prize Winner
  • Lady Chopper - First Runner Up
  • Mr Maniacal - Second Runner Up
  • Snails - Third Runner Up

The Nudists awaiting the start of the race

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[EM Event] "The Soul Taker." Event on Tuesday, January 11th. Thieves and Lockpicks Needed.
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Posted on Saturday, January 8, 2011, 1:13 PM EST by WarderDragon (Baja)
The Soul Taker Event.
By EMCrysania



Tiamat will meet with Citizens with more news on the Dark Priest Murdock.

Date: Tuesday, January 11th 2011.

Time: 8:00 PM PST / 11:00 PM EST.

Place: The First Bank of West Britain.

Come prepared to defend and defeat. If there are Lockpickers and Thieves about they are encouraged to attend.

Note: Event is Trammel Based.
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Immediate Server Maintenance - Oceania Shard
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Posted on Friday, January 7, 2011, 8:21 PM EST by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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New Items Available on UO Game
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Posted on Friday, January 7, 2011, 8:16 PM EST by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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A Royal Summons
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Posted on Friday, January 7, 2011, 10:49 AM EST by Joanna Weaver (Atlantic)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<
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2011 Winter Deco Contest
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Posted on Thursday, January 6, 2011, 4:17 PM EST by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)



Stratics Homes & Castles Presents
2011 Winter Deco Contest!


This will be a month long house deco contest.
Pull out your best snow and winter themed ideas!

This contest will be judged first and foremost on originality and creativity!!

Prizes will include house tele tiles, as well as 11th anniversary deco items.

Your entry must be submitted by January 31st! [Midnight PST]

For full information please check out the Homes & Castles forum.

2011 Winter Deco Contest


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Hardware Upgrades 01/07/11 - Multiple Shards
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Posted on Thursday, January 6, 2011, 3:26 PM EST by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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[EM Fiction] "The Soul Taker" by EMCrysania.
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Posted on Thursday, January 6, 2011, 2:53 PM EST by WarderDragon (Baja)
The Soul Taker.
By EMCrysania



Tiamet slept a troubled sleep. Her mind was invaded by dreams of an unusual nature. It was almost like she had drifted into a trance instead of sleep.

Scenes flowed through her mind of the Evil One, Murdock. She could see him plainly and hear his words as if she were there, standing in the chamber with him. As her minds eye watched, she saw him as he ...

... stood gazing into the Crystal Ball, watching as the first of his armies were defeated. Each Shrine he had sent them to had been protected and saved by the People of the Realm and that Dragon.

"Now I know their strength. What they are capable of. I can proceed with my plans," he said to the Spirits bound in the Gems surrounding the Crystal Ball that were watching as well.

"The Shrines were just a ruse, and they walked right into it! They did not realize I wanted to see what strength they had. What better way than to get them to protect something they live by?" He smirked. "Who would have thought they would have listened to that Wretched Dragon!"

"Now, my pretties," he said to the ones surrounding him. "It is time to defeat them. I want that SOUL!"

The Spirits swirled in the Crystals as if in restlessness, agitation.

"What? What!? You know that I cannot release you. Even though I gained your souls in the same manner, the time is not right! When I finally get the Soul of the Wizard then I will release you to be combined with mine. And soon I will be the Greatest Dark Wizard that ever walked this Realm!"

Walking to the door, Murdock fitted a key and turned the lock. Pushing the door, he watched as it swung open. Stepping inside, he pulled the door closed and relocked it behind him. He strode to where the four pedistals stood, each with a large gem atop it. Three of the Crystals were filled with Spirits as as the other smaller ones that surrounded the Crystal Ball had been.

The fourth stood empty.

Staring at the empty crystal, Murdock spoke. "It will not be long now before the cycle will be readied. Three crystals I have filled with the Souls of the Greatest Wizards to be found. The fourth stands ready to capture the Soul in that Blastest Beast! Once I have it, I will go into the Center Crystal on the Pedistal and draw upon your energy. For that is what will make me the most Powerful of Wizards."

The Three in the Pedistal Crystals swirled in anger, as if in defiance of Murdock.

"You have no choice! I have mastered you, and you will bend to my will. Now, on to make preparations and to get the last soul needed. It is time I fulfilled my destiny."

Murdock walked over to an ornate chest resting upon a table. Carefully, he fitted a key into the lock. He opened the chest and removed a bottle of dark liquid.

"You see this?!" he cackled. "It contains the tears of the Beast Tiamats ancestors. This is what shall lead her to me so that I might contain her and steal the Wizards Soul. She will not be able to resist searching for this one she knows I have it. Then I shall have her."

The Souls hummed in agitation, their mist forms growing dim then bright again.

"I have placed a protective charm upon this room. It shall be Guarded. Any who dare enter - who dare try and stop me - will be met with opposition. Now I must go and start the event leading to the Beasts capture."

Murdock left the room and locked the great doors behind him. The Souls inside hummed with energy. Were they obidient to the False Priest?

Or were they enraged over what was about to unfold?


Tiamat woke with a start. She couldn't remember what she had dreampt of. Just that it involved Murdock - Lost Souls and Tears - tears that her ancestors had once shed. She felt a strong urge to find the Evil One. To stop whatever it was he had started. She rose to her feet and started off to find the people that had become her friends.

With their help perhaps she could end this once and for all. Become herself again ...
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Community Center Official Re-Opening and Scavenger Hunt. Sat., January 8th at 5:00 PM PST / 8:00 PM EST.
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Posted on Thursday, January 6, 2011, 2:42 PM EST by WarderDragon (Baja)
>>> Malas News <<<Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

Charlemagne, Ancient Greeter and Caretaker of the Baja Community Center (NorthWest Corner of Luna) Announces the Grand Re-Opening of the Community Center. Activity at the Community Center has been increased greatly since the Center was Renovated and Redesigned in October/2010. The Jack O Lantern Exchange was followed closely by Thanksgiving and Turkey Season and that followed almost immediately by Christmas Decorations and the New Year.

The Grand Re-Opening of the Community Center will include a Scavenger Hunt with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Prizes as well as Special Participation Prizes for all who attend. Saturday, January 8th, 2011 at 5 P.M. Baja Time (7 P.M. Central, 8 P.M. Eastern etc.) all Attendees will be given Item Clue Books and sent to Gather the "items" for the Scavenger Hunt.

To assist Charlemagne in preparing his "Door Prize Chests," He asks all who intend to participate to R.S.V.P. by dropping off a Book at the Community Center Mailbox, and writing their Characters name in the Book, no later than 12:00 A.M. Baja Time on Friday Night/Saturday Morning, January 8th, 2011.

Activities will begin in the 3rd Floor Meeting area. Items for the Scavenger Hunt will be gathered from Trammel, Ilshenar, Malas, Tokuno, and Ter Mur. Participants may use all modes of travel available in searching for their "items."

Happy New Year, and Let's Launch our Community Center with a Fun and Prosperous Evening.
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Publish 69.3 - 1/5/2011
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Posted on Thursday, January 6, 2011, 8:36 AM EST by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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Unveiling of Heaven’s Gate
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Posted on Thursday, January 6, 2011, 8:02 AM EST by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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This just in ..........

Unveiling of Heaven’s Gate




Location: Jollier Fairgrounds (Tram)
Day: Saturday, Jan 8th 2011
Time: 9:00pm EST

Hear ye, Hear ye,

The Towne of Whispering Winds invites you to a night of festivities and merriment at the Jollier Fairgrounds (Tram) located east of Skara Brae and north of the Town of Whispering Winds. The Festival is being held to commemorate the unveiling of the world’s first intershardal portal, Heaven’s Gate!

The night will begin with a dangerous mission as citizens, willing to risk life and limb, join the Magincian Crusade against the armies of the vile demon, Virtue Bane. Gates will open from the fairgrounds to the Sosarian Library to meet the main force of crusaders.

When the Magincian Crusade draws to its conclusion, the participants will return to the fairgrounds for a grand feast in their honor. The feast will consist of the finest foods from around Britannia. Knights of Compassion need not go hungry as Vegetarian options will be available!

The feast will be followed by contests of skill, games of chance and of course, Dancing! Prizes will be awarded to both the skilled and lucky.

As the moons begin to set and the night comes to a close, the festivities will move to the Towne of Whispering Winds for the officially unveiling of Heaven’s Gate. The magical portal is believed to be the first of its kind and will connect our world to others like it! An expedition of Order Knights will be the first to brave the intershardal portal. We gather to wish them well on their journey to a new land as they travel into the great unknown (or to Luna bank if the gate is a bust!)

Openings on the expedition are still available but space is limited. Citizens interested in applying to be part of the first intershardal expedition, please contact Lore Denin in Whispering Winds,

See you at the Fairgrounds!

Melody Windglade – Whispering Winds Town Herald






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Kid Icarus Does The First Questionnaire of 2011
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Posted on Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 7:11 PM EST by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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Kid Icarus Does The First Questionnaire of 2011 ~


As the guild master of one of the largests and most noble guilds on Great Lakes I am proud to present Kid Icarus as my guest for the first Lady Lava's Questionnaire of 2011.





* Kid Icarus at one of the -Y- Guild monday night meetings *



How long have you been playing UO and how did you first hear about this game?

I have been faithful to UO since 2005. *smiles* My son and I were introduced to UO by a co-worker of ours. I can still recall his enthusiasm when he was describing the game to us and I have to admit it was because of it that we did try UO. Thanks Connovar / Ingot Tech

What was the name of the very first character you created and what skills did/does this character had/have?
Actually I created two characters. The first one was a Ninja who right away joined the BL Blue Lotus and of course a crafter Yaya’Ri. Most of my characters start with Y and I carried that over to the guild name. As far as the skills go my ninja sported the usual ninja skills stealth , hidding and sneak.

You are the leader and GM of the -Y- Guild. Is there a goal or certain purpose to this guild ?
Let me go with purpose, when -Y- was first created and even to this current time it was done with the intention to have a guild in which anyone could join, no matter the skill level, no matter the amount of active participation (there is real life that usualy takes precedence) and for the most part no matter the age. A place for returning players to reaquaint themselves with the new game mechanics and at the same time have a guild family to assist when asked. Goal is to have fun, enjoy the time while in game with other same minded players.

At this time in history how many members belong to the -Y- Guild and how important are emissaries to this guild ?
Members I would say well over 500. Emisaries most guildleader would probably say are an extension of themselves. Not me I consider Y emmies to be a part of me that I am not even aware of, a part of the guild that makes me look at issues in a light that I certainly would never have before which in turn influences me in decision and implement new ideas within the guild I just have to add that at times my decisions have not been the best ever made but we still are here and Y emmies certainly have much to do with that.


* Kid Icarus at one of the -Y- Guild Auctions held monthly *


The -Y- Guild is represented at the HUB just outside of Luna and a banner in Tokuno.
What was the inspiration and idea behind your banner?

We in the guild tend to consider -Y- a family a compassionate one and as such that was the idea for the theme. The inspiration actually came from one of our Emmisarie who helped me out tremendously and I trully owe her a lot for that.

Guilds come and go on Great Lakes. Members come and go within all guilds. What do you think is the hardest part of being the GM of a huge guild?
We have been together as a guild since 08. The hardest part in achieving that was to stay true to our guilds beliefs and to realise that all of our members should have a voice, to have direct contact with me and with our Emmies. We certainly can't be everything to everyone but we are close I have to say.

Name the one location in the realm that you think is the most beautiful.
Rolling Hills ( the area named by the -Y- Guild surrounding the city of Zento ) of course more specifically I love the waterfall and bridge just south east of the moongate at Tokuno , Makoto in Zento.

What one item in the game are you most attached to?
Ornate Axes does that count?

Name one item in real life you are attached to.
One? My Conga drums

What is your favorite color?
Mahogany.

If you were to die and come back as an animal which would it be and why?
A most colorful Coqui .... look it up .

If you could travel to a destination you have never been to before where would that desination be and why?
Any forest in South America. I would love to get a chance to view the forest via a cable car of sorts thru and above the forest.

What do you admire most in a man?
High Morals and a strong ethic base to balance the morals

What do you admire most in a woman ?
High self esteem and confidence in themseleves and what they do in life

What is your motto?
Honor is all
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Stratics Presents 2011 Winter Deco Contest!
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Posted on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 8:34 PM EST by Andrasta (LakeSuperior)
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Stratics Homes & Castles Presents
2011 Winter Deco Contest!


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This will be a month long house deco contest.

Pull out your best snow and winter themed ideas!


This contest will be judged first and foremost on originality and creativity!!


Prizes will include House Teleporter Tiles, as well as 11th Anniversary Decoration items.

Your entry must be submitted by January 31st, 2011!
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For full information please check out the Homes & Castles forum.
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Stratics Presents 2011 Winter Deco Contest!
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Stratics Homes & Castles Presents
2011 Winter Deco Contest!


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This will be a month long house deco contest.

Pull out your best snow and winter themed ideas!


This contest will be judged first and foremost on originality and creativity!!


Prizes will include House Teleporter Tiles, as well as 11th Anniversary Decoration items.

Your entry must be submitted by January 31st, 2011!
[Midnight PST]



For full information please check out the Homes & Castles forum.
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Stratics Presents 2011 Winter Deco Contest!
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Stratics Homes & Castles Presents
2011 Winter Deco Contest!


Click the image to open in full size.

This will be a month long house deco contest.

Pull out your best snow and winter themed ideas!


This contest will be judged first and foremost on originality and creativity!!


Prizes will include House Teleporter Tiles, as well as 11th Anniversary Decoration items.

Your entry must be submitted by January 31st, 2011!
[Midnight PST]



For full information please check out the Homes & Castles forum.
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Remembering KRAKEN, king of the Recall scrolls
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Posted on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 6:21 PM EST by Andrasta (Atlantic)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<This sad news just in from EvilPixieWorks of the R&P Mini Mall.

“KRAKEN”, real name Porter Thomson, the original owner of the Yew Gate Mini Mall of the Red & Purple… a friend I knew since I began playing… maybe 9 or 10 years ago… died Tuesday from leukemia.

If you didn’t know the man, you may know the reputation… if you are an older veteran player of Atlantic. For many years, from the birth of Tram… KRAKEN opened a classic sandstone vendor mall in the remote woods of eastern Yew, not too far away from the grand water fall, where he sold recall scrolls by the vendor full. He then relocated to a Small Marble Shop near the Yew Crypts, where the spawn was a little safer for his trade. KRAKEN was KING of the Recall Scrolls! Night and day… he made them. Night and day… people bought them. August 2004, we managed to find the large house near the public moongate of Yew, until his game retirement and then the eventual handing-off of the mall to myself and another friend, Hellfire. We have been keeping the place up and running ever since.

It may be true that KRAKEN quit UO a few short years ago to concentrate on other endeavors, he always kept in trouble with friends with cheerful and humorous emails. The odd personal letter. Never down on life or hating the world. I will always remember him as the man who would eat my fishing nets faster then I could possibly collect them. I will remember him as one of my closest friends, that I’ve ever had, while playing our game. This news comes as a sudden and totally unexpected blow to me personally. I will miss him and remember him… as my own personal history of life in UO would never be complete without mentioning HIS name.

Those who fall should always be remembered… no matter what world they roam.

Porter (KRAKEN) is survived by his wife Aimee and a son and daughter.
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[Player Event] (Invitation) White Net Toss!
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Posted on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 8:21 AM EST by Frarc (Drachenfels)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<
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We Like to invite everyone for a white net toss event on Saturday 8 January 2011.

Gathering at 20:00 CET on top of West Britain Bank.

We leaving to Buccaneers Den for the net toss.

We going to try to summon Osiredon the Scalis Enforcer a few times.

Be prepared for some heavy fighting!

Please feel free to join in the fun!


Donations of extra white nets to be used is welcomed!


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Hardware Upgrades 01/04/2011 - Origin
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Posted on Monday, January 3, 2011, 6:37 PM EST by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

Posted to uoherald.com:

Customer Service
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A real bard Challenge
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Posted on Monday, January 3, 2011, 4:36 PM EST by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)
Just a reminder to everyone out the at the end of this month the bard contest will be coming to an end.

If you are not sure what this is please check out the link below, and feel free to enter.

A Real Bard Challenge

Lady Tia
LS News Manager


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Catch of the Week 1/3/10 - 1/8/10
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Posted on Monday, January 3, 2011, 3:50 PM EST by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)
                          
                                                            Catch of the Week 1/3/10 - 1/9/10

              Weighins took place Sundays eve along the shores of Trisnic as Santiago anxiously awaited whats eluded players since the birth of the High Seas. The elusive Golden Tuna was on tap this past week however it remains a myth as no lucky anglers were able to present the species to the Sons of the Sea Angling Club.

                                           

              The night was not without excitement as no sooner than we concluded the rare tuna had not been caught. Trouble soon breached the halls of the Club. Bane Riders broke in looking about the establishment for reasons unknown! This did not sit well with Santiago as we took up arms in its defense! Thankfully Santiago and the Savage Niva were there in my protection as I would surely have garned more death robes than the one I so graciously received!

                                      

              Awaking this morning to make the journey to Trisnic once more, I cautiously recalled to the dock area to find out this weeks catch of the week to find more Bane forces pacing the streets in search of foes. I was able to make it inside undetected to find that this weeks fish is the "Firefish" located in the waters inside the Dungeon Shame. Further info regarding the different species of new fish and where to catch them can be found here. Weighin this week will be Sunday night at 8:30pm just off the docks of Trisnic! Good luck!


        
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[Establishment Review] Raphael's Provisions
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Posted on Monday, January 3, 2011, 3:17 PM EST by Andrasta (Baja)
>>> Tokuno Islands News <<<
Greetings from Your Wandering Reporter Weezie!

While shopping I noticed this very nice shop in Makoto-Jima. I was very delighted to find that they kept the vendors stocked and a great variety of items for sale. The name of the shop is Raphael’s Provisions. The location to this nice establishment is 40’ 32 N and 34’ 44 W. The shop is just east and north out of the Makoto-Jima gate. I met Raphael in Luna placing runes to his vendor shop.

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Speaking with Raphael was very interesting. He spoke of his love for the beauty of the flowers in the area of Tokuno. Baja was a new shard when he started to play Ultima Online. Raphael finds that there is so much to do in the game, he stays busy with plants, vendors and doing champ spawns.The vendors at Raphael’s have seeds, plants, potions and jewelry and many more things.

Shopping being one of the many enjoyments of Ultima Online this shop is sure to succeed.


Beware, I may be in your area next!
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House of Commons Report 1/2/10
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Posted on Monday, January 3, 2011, 1:45 PM EST by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)

                                                           Chesapeake House of Commons 1/2/10

      
EM Dudley welcomed guests inside the Chesapeake House of Commons last eve for the weekly meet among the realms citizens. Those in attendance were brought up to speed on the weeks events as well as Q & A with Dudley himself.

                                        

        The meeting began with the reading of the newly placed policy on item drops here on the shard in response to queries at the recent Shard Meetup. Dudley reiterated the sentiments of Mesanna:

 " Every event will not result in an item drop.

Information regarding when a drop will occur will not be available.

Information regarding quantity of items dropped will not be available.

Participation rewards from contests will be of the unique GM crafter variety and will be made available to all those who participate. Not every contest will feature a participation reward.

Winners of contest style events will have a record of the accomplishment placed in the Hall of Victory in Malas and when fitting, a normal statue crafted out of Gold, Normal, or Bronze granite and engraved with a statue engraving tool reflecting the accomplishment will be given to the winner(s).

Any reward that will be traded to a player by a robe or RPC character will be of the unique GM crafter variety or engraved using readily available inscription tools.

Renamed, uniquely hued, or unique art rewards will be randomly placed on monsters during an event. Information as to which monsters or how many will not be available. When appropriate these items will be offered as unannounced stealables as well.

Reward givers will distribute rewards to those who participate in the event only following the conclusion of a major story arc where appropriate.

Holiday rewards will be setup by Mesanna at her discretion in a location she determines. "

        Also noted were several other topics so eloquently described in the EM Forums that I thought I'd include them in the news! Thanks Jordy!

   " Tancred expressed distaste for the inclusion of spoilers in the events schedule and asked if they could be removed. Dudley explained that they were there for those who had asked for a summary of upcoming events, but that they were to be included as clickable spoiler links so as not to spoil the surprise for those who didn't want them.

     Demon Slayer asked about the plaque that was to be posted with his name for winning the duck hunt even earlier last year. Dudley told him that he had asked some time ago that anyone who had won an event and had not been recognized to contact him and let him know. Dudley said he would fix it as soon as possible.

     Cordelia told Dudley that the spoiler links in the events post on the forums was not working properly and that they were displaying the spoilers for everyone. Dudley told her that Morpheus was fixing these links.

     Dudley announced the winners in the holiday house decorating contest. He also said that each of the three winners would have a placard of some sort placed in front of their lots signifying their participation in the contest. Sundina asked if it was possible to have the community vote on the houses. Dudley explained that it's problematic because of people voting on multiple characters, people who don't use the forums, or people who might miss out if voting was done live in-game. He said that he would look at doing something like that in future contests of this nature."
 
      Couldnt have explained it better myself! And of course we couldn't forget John Wayne! Ejected not for his taste in character names but unruly behavior during the meet! The top three entrants in the Holiday House Decoration Contest are listed in their own post here. Congratulations!

                             

                Join us next Sunday at 9pm EST for the next installment of the House of Commons here on Chesapeake!










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Auctions - Week of January 3rd
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Posted on Monday, January 3, 2011, 4:37 AM EST by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)

The following are our Auctions for this week on Lake Superior:

Archdemon Auction

Date:  Monday, January 3rd

Time:  9:00 pm CST

Location:  Out the North gate of Luna & 3 houses East

Contact:  Rose - ICQ 576122555

Hanging Gardens Auction

Date:  Wednesday, January 5th

Time:  8:00 pm EST

Location:  North of Compassion- Gates provided from Luna Bank

Contact:  Tabatha – ICQ372172324

BEC Auction

Date:  Friday, January 7th

Time:  7:00 pm CST

Location:  Note new location South side of Luna City

Contact:  Lady Tia - ICQ 23944805

*Note: MOA and BEC auctions are held every Friday night, each on alternating Fridays. There are house teleporters between these auction houses for your convenience.

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Community Hunts - Week of January 3rd
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Posted on Monday, January 3, 2011, 4:35 AM EST by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)



***Warning: If an invasion occurs on the same night, the community hunt is cancelled in favour of the defense of the sieged town(s)***

Want to go hunting but don't have a big enough group? Are you looking for good guides to dungeons you've yet to explore?

The community hunts are open to everyone! Come show your support for the Lake Superior community and take a walk on the wild side at the same time. Meet some new and old friends and have a bit of a challenge along the way.



Dungeon Destard Hunt
Date: Tuesday, January 4th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Community Peerless Hunt
Date: Wednesday, January 5th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Slasher of Veils hunt (Stygian Abyss)
Date: Thursday, January 6th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Community Champ Spawn Hunt
Date: Friday, January 7th
Time: 9:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Hosts: Taeara Mi'aken



And remember, these hunts are for everyone, regardless of their skill level or guild affiliation. Come meet new friends, see new places, gain experience and just have fun.


Sabina Nikolai,
High Marshall, Community Hunt Organizer
The Order of the Silver Rose

Posted by:
Lady Tia
LS News Manager


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299th Assembly of the High Council
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Posted on Monday, January 3, 2011, 4:32 AM EST by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<299th Assembly of the High Council

Date: Monday, January 3, 2011
Time: 10:00 PM EDT/9:00 PM CDT
Note Location Change: Mage Tower, Trammel Facet
(Northern Tip of Moonglow Island, Behind the mage shop)


Meeting Agenda:

- Updates regarding the investigation on current threats to the High Council.

- The High Council will discuss the present political and military situation in the realm.

- Other items to be announced at the meeting.

High Council of Britannia


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Lady Tia
LS News Manager



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Happy New Year - Community Meet Up tonight!
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Posted on Monday, January 3, 2011, 4:30 AM EST by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<



Community Meet Up – January 3, 2011
Date: Every Monday Night
Time: 7:30PM CST
Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank


Meeting Agenda:
We'll hear weekly announcements of upcoming events and hunts for Lake Superior from Sabina our events coordinator.


The weekly community meetings, events, hunts, etc are always open to the public. No invitations needed!
Everyone is always welcome to come ask questions, make plans, or make announcements.

Bring a friend if you can make it, tell a friend if you can't!



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[News] 2011 Winter Deco Contest!!
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Posted on Monday, January 3, 2011, 3:35 AM EST by Frarc (Drachenfels)
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Stratics Homes & Castles Presents
2011 Winter Deco Contest!

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Stratics Homes & Castles Presents
2011 Winter Deco Contest!

This will be a month long house deco contest.
Pull out your best snow and winter themed ideas!

This contest will be judged first and foremost on originality and creativity!!

Prizes will include house tele tiles, as well as 11th anniversary deco items.

Your entry must be submitted by January 31st!
[Midnight PST]

For full information please check out the Homes & Castles forum.

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Slushy Wins Holiday House Decoration Contest!
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Posted on Sunday, January 2, 2011, 8:42 PM EST by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)
                                                          Slushy Wins Holiday House Deco Contest!

       Congratulations to Gareth and the city of Kijustsu Anei on thier winning entry in the realms Holiday House Decoration Contest!  The giant decorated holiday tree and snowman were a big hit among holiday travelers. Placing second was the "Charlie Brown Christmas" entry of Mydian Farblade of Gyldenfeld and rounding out the top three was "Luna Suburbs" by Mel. Congratulations again to the events winner and all who took the time to decorate! They all looked really awesome!

                                                                      
                                                                     " Slushy and the Giant Tree "

                

                                                                         " Charlie Brown Christmas "

                               

                                                                                   " Luna Suburbs "

                                


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The Mystic City Receives Recognition
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Posted on Sunday, January 2, 2011, 7:54 PM EST by DevilsOwn (LegendsAOL)
>>> Tokuno Islands News <<<



The Mystic City, which surrounds and protects Zento, the lovely capital of Tokuno, was recently granted recognition by Killian, the Royal Ambassador of Queen Dawn.

A banner was constructed this past week, the very first of it's kind on Legends, proclaiming The Mystic City a town, with all the rights and privileges of such. The Mystic City has earned this honor not only with a good number of player houses comprising a town, but also with many player activities which are always open to everyone.



Head engineer for the construction project was Mesanna, with EM Helios and EM Ikaris providing support. The banner reads Welcome to The Mystic City, Established 12/31/2010. The crystal on pedestal reads "Protectors of the Empress & Allies to Britannia". The lovely pixie atop the banner is dedicated to Lady Damia, the driving force behind The Mystic Circle guild.



The town banner was designed by Mr Crowley of the TMC guild. Tonight, surrounded by friends and allies, the Town Banner was dedicated. Complimentary robes, supplied by Country Bumkin, made for a nice picture.



Congratulations to everyone in The Mystic City on your grand achievement!


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(Evil) Knives, Friday, January 7th, at 8 p.m. CST
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Posted on Sunday, January 2, 2011, 7:06 PM EST by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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(Evil) Knives, Friday, January 7th, at 8 p.m. CST



The skull appears before you in a dream: "The evil and the twisted, those of nimble fingers and cold hearts, rejoice! The Warlord has returned to Sosaria to wage war on Virtue. You are the knife he has hidden in the tall grass, waiting to be used against his enemies. You have been Chosen. Make angels cry."


Event for the evil of Sosaria. Friday, January 7th, at 8 p.m. CST, starting at the Britain Counselor Hall. Those clever with locks are particularly welcome.
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[Report] Iljian Wins 2010 Quiz of the Year; Royal Spy Ranking System Announced
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Posted on Sunday, January 2, 2011, 3:36 PM EST by Mapper (Europa)
The End of Year Quiz began on time from the Counsellor's Hall, The contestants gated to a spiralling cavern full of objects from previous events.

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Q1: For one point who wore this cloak for some time despite a certain amount of ridicule?

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A1: Nathan Hawke - Iljian was the first to answer with his full name giving him one point.
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Q2: For three points where was this abandoned for a number of months?

A2: Near Vesper - I was the first to answer this, giving myself 3 points.
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Q3: For five points where was this cloak first worn?

A3: Trinsic - Heimlich being the first to yell this answer, Giving him 5 points and to be in the lead!
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Q4: For three points where could this item have been seen during 2010?

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A4: Drow Mine - With Iljian winning another 3 points!
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Q5: For one point what city was this item handed out in to revellers at Avery’s leaving party?

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A5: Britain - Heimlich answered VERY fast and gained another point!
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Q6: For two points where did Avery say he was going?

A6: I said 'Seas', I suspect the full answer was 'High Seas' however I gained another 2 points.
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Q7: For three points what was being grown in these seed pods?

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A7: Mericles new order orcs - Giving Mearn 3 points!
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Q8: For two points where was this sword left by persons unknown?

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A8: Twin Oaks Tavern in Ilshenar - Said by Traveler after a lot of false guesses, Giving him 2 points!
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Q9: For three points who was allegedly killed with this blade?

A9: Timpe - Said by Heimlich, Giving him another 3 points!
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Q10: For three points what relation was Timpe to the late King Casca?

A10: Cousin - After plenty of guessing, Hex correctly said the answer giving him 3 points.
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Q11: For two points what does Sreen Ser Doeb roughly translate to in English?

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A11: Danger Keep Out - I managed to say 'Keep Out', However by the time I worked out the first word, Nimuaq had said the full answer so the points were split between us.
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Q12: For three points where was this warning left during the Blackrock Mines story arc?

A12: On Bald Island, In the Mine. - Said by myself, Giving me another 3 points.
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Q13: For two points: Who were the original brewers of the Serpentwyne?

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A13: Brotherhood of the Rose - Said by Iljian and Heimlich almost instantly, So the points were split between them.
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Q14: For one point who wore this robe whilst living in Trinsic for some time?

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A14: Father Grant - I'm surprised I got this one as I was clumsy on the keyboard, However I managed to say it first getting another point.
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Q15: For two points where was Dorat the Royal Commander tried for his crimes against the people?

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A15: Trinsic - Iljian, The watchman from Trinsic, Correctly guessed this one. He'll be able to keep his job now. *wink*
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Q16: For one point: Where was this statue seen?

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A16: Under Yew Empath Abbey - Said very quickly by Iljian again gaining another point!
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Q17: For two points: What was this communications device used for?

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A17: Propaganda device of the new order - Once again Iljian won this question gaining another 2 points.
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Q18: For two points: Which creature was slain the day we gave out this item?

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A18: Crimson Dragon - Correctly answered by Hex! Giving him another 2 points.
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Q19: For 3 points: What kind of machine were these parts recovered from?

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A19: Mind Control Machine - Nimuaq correctly answered this one getting anotoer 3 points!
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Q20: For one point: What was the name of the Dragon who dropped this item?

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A20: Fardorim - I managed to guess this one getting another point.
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Q21: For two points where was Mericles originally trapped by the construction of a “false” BlackGate?

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A21: Magincia - Answered by.... Iljian! Gaining another 2 points.
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Q22: For one point what is the name of his daughter?

A22: Hannah - Said first by myself for another point!
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Q23: For five points where did Hannah and Dorian get married before Dorian died?

A23: Trinsic Healer - The man who pronounced Dorian dead after the service, Mr Iljian guessed this correctly, Gaining another 5 points!
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Q24: For one point: Where was this monster seen?

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A24: Inside Dawns Dreams - Said first by myself for another point.
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Q25: For two points: What was the name of the miner who as rescued?

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A25: Brannan - Said by Nimuaq for another 2 points!
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Q26: For one point what type of bird lived underground in holes such as these?

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A26: Hooby Jooby - As said first by Hex gaining another point!
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Q27: For two points exactly where were the Hooby Jooby birds taken for safety after capture?

A27: Moonglow Zoo - Sir Z was right in with this answer, Gaining himself 2 points.
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With all the questions complete we were gated into the Star Room for the final results....

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1st - Iljian
2nd - Egan (myself)
3rd - Heimlich
4th - Nimuaq
5th - Hex
6th - Mearn
7th - Traveler
8th - Sir Z

Well done to Iljian and all the other winners, With myself, Heimlich and Nimuaq with houses in Zento it seems that's where the knowledge lives. *Grin*

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After the award ceremony everyone received Mesanna's Cream Pie.

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The EMs also mentioned a Royal Spy Ranking System for 2011, More details will be released at a later date regarding how to take part.
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EM Events - January 2010 Part I
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Posted on Sunday, January 2, 2011, 3:23 PM EST by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)

                                                                   EM Events - January 2010 Part I

 

The second half of January's Event Calendar will be available after Drosselmeyer returns from Tokyo.

Spoilers give exact event information and pretty much remove any surprise from the event as it lists exactly what is going to happen. View at your own risk. Reward and item drop information will continue to be random and in alignment with the Chesapeake Event Item Drop Policy.

The "Legends of the Hidden Temple" event is a quest chain event that players can complete anytime. Anyone who completes the quest chain and wishes to post the "Walkthrough" is asked to please use spoiler warnings and alerts.

Sunday, January 2 @ 9pm ET, Hall of Commons Meeting @ the Hall of Commons Building.

This weekly meet and greet allows players to meet with the EM team and bring up questions, concerns, and issues, as well as for the EM team and players alike to make announcements regarding upcoming events.

Wednesday, January 5 @ 8pm ET, The Baker's Dozen @ the Baker's Dozen in Jhelom.

In celebration of the New Year Thomas Frederick, the renowned and skilled pie master of Jhelom has invited the whole of Britannia to partake in a glorious tasting of his most delicious pies! As a special treat Thomas has prepared a pie surely to be the most delicious anyone has ever tasted...but uh oh...that doesn't look like a pie...RAWR!

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The event will start with the RPC distributing Mesanna Cream Pies to any and everyone. After a bit of RP interaction and the tasting of some other pies, Thomas will announce that his newly concocted pie is complete and is ready to come out of the oven. At that time a slew of mobs will spawn that can only be damaged by the Mesanna cream pies. Following the battle there will be some wrap up role play and the event will end.


Thursday, January 6 @ 8pm ET, Royal Guard Exercises @ The Royal Guard Barracks

The Royal Surveyor, Andrea Kildare, has asked the Royal Guard to investigate the possibility of a lost tome that is fabled to lead to a mysterious Temple inhabited by a long forgotten race of Amazonian types. Lord Commander Drake Foxx will lead a force in an attempt to recover the tome.

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The event will start at the Royal Guard Barracks in Castle Britannia. Drake Foxx will explain the situation and give the RP backdrop. Foxx will then lead the force to a trammel location (event dungeon locations will not be available beforehand due to setup restrictions) where a variety of monsters will be encountered and the tome will eventually be recovered and returned to Andrea Kildare in Trinsic.


Sunday, January 9 @ 9pm ET, Hall of Commons Meeting @ the Hall of Commons Building.

This weekly meet and greet allows players to meet with the EM team and bring up questions, concerns, and issues, as well as for the EM team and players alike to make announcements regarding upcoming events.

Tuesday, January 11 @ 5pm ET, Legends of the Hidden Temple @ The Royal Sureveyor's Office in Trinsic...this event will be turned "on" at 5pm, but you may complete it anytime.

The Royal Surveyor has translated the lost tome the Royal Guard has uncovered and it is up to the would be adventurer to uncover the clues and attempt to find the Hidden Temple!

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Oracles respond to the introductory phrase of "Greetings" and continue conversations based on "Capitalized" letters in a sentence. A sentence reading, "I am more than willing to discuss Pies" would indicate that "Pies" is the next keyword to continue the conversation.


Thursday, January 13 @ 8pm ET, A Pickpocket's Purse @ Scarlet Von Trinsic's Hideout underneath Buc's Den in Tram...the event will be in Felucca.

Scarlet Von Trinsic calls upon all those in her crew to participate in a Thievery game to determine the thief with the lightest touch!

Scarlet will start the match by disguising herself as an NPC in a town filled with NPCs. In her purse she will have an item (cursed and timered) that must be stolen. The successful thief will steal the item and hold on to it for the duration of the round while protecting it from theft by other thieves. At the conclusion of the round whomever holds the item receives a point. Those with the most point at the end win.

All events, dates, and times are subject to change. All times Eastern. A gate to every event is provided from the Luna Bank. EM Event channels will always have that date listed in the "Date Event Name" format.
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Chesapeake Santa Visit!
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Posted on Sunday, January 2, 2011, 2:54 PM EST by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)
                
                                                                     Santa Visits Chesapeake!

       Almost forgot this one with all the holiday happenings! Santa paid residents a visit over the holidays to spread tidings of good will and cheer. He appeared at the Luna bank to hand out holiday cookies to all in attendance! Thanks Santa!

                         

                           

                                  


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Spawn Salutations by Merinn (FY)
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Posted on Sunday, January 2, 2011, 1:31 PM EST by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)

                                                           Spawn Salutations From Marinn (FY)

       Great pic submitted by Marinn of (FY)! Tired of the same ol spawn? Dont wanna risk being raided by the current Zerg? Do what he did, make your own! Wonder what would pop there? Thanks for the pic Marinn!

     


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2011 Winter Deco Contest!!
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Posted on Sunday, January 2, 2011, 1:05 PM EST by Lady Kero (HomesandCastles)

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Stratics Homes & Castles Presents
2011 Winter Deco Contest!


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This will be a month long house deco contest.
Pull out your best snow and winter themed ideas!

This contest will be judged first and foremost on originality and creativity!!
Spending all your gold will not guarantee a win for you.

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Be Creative!!
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Throughout December we posted various snow, winter, and holiday deco ideas…
Now it’s your turn to use them and show us your own ideas.

There will be two categories to this contest.

Player Homes:

Customizable housing.
This category is for all players that have and are able to customize their house easily.

Public Locations & Classic Housing:

All homes that either physically can’t be remodeled or can’t realistically be remodeled because of vendors or other public building uses.
Unless you fall under any of the following please enter the contest under the player homes category.
*Classic Housing – Non customizable.
*Rune Library
*Vendor houses
*Museums
*Other buildings constantly used by the public.
If you’re not sure if you fit into this category PM me.

There will be five judges from various shards.

The judges will each nominate two houses to enter the final round of voting in each category.
From there the judges will rate their first, second and third choices in each category.
First place will earn 5 points.
Second place will earn 3 points.
Third place will earn 2 points.

The winners will be selected by which home has the most points.

Prizes:

Both categories will have a first, second, and third place.

First Prize - Choice of one of the following..
*House Tele Tiles
*Workman's Bench
*Haochi’s Pigments - 3
*Ancestral Gravestone
*11th Year Bookcase
*11th Year Fallen Log
*11th Year Lampost
*11th Year Maple Tree
*11th Year Willow Tree
*11th Year Snow Tree
*11th Year Hitching Post

Second Prize - Choice of one of the following..

*Workman's Bench
*Haochi’s Pigments - 2
*Ancestral Gravestone
*11th Year Bookcase
*11th Year Fallen Log
*11th Year Lampost
*11th Year Maple Tree
*11th Year Willow Tree
*11th Year Snow Tree

Third Prize - Choice of one of the following..

*11th Year Bookcase
*11th Year Fallen Log
*11th Year Lampost
*11th Year Maple Tree
*11th Year Willow Tree
*11th Year Snow Tree
*Haochi's Pigments – 1


All players that enter the contest will get a special title under their avatar as an honorable mention.
All homes entered will also be placed as the first update on the Homes & Castles side bar.

Rules:
One entry per person.

Sorry, No multiple house entries.
[If the interest is great enough the next contest we do will have a category just for multiple house entries, so please pm me personally so I can keep track of the interest.]

Your house must be public, Each judge may choose to visit your home separately.

Players will be asked to submit their shard, facet and coords to a sticky that will be placed in the coming days. As well as which category they’re entering.
If you’re able to screenshot your home, we ask that you please submit those in the same post.
If you’re unable to do panoramic screenshots please contact me and I’ll help.
Providing a rune would also be extremely helpful to the judges since we don’t all play every shard.

Your entry must be submitted by January 31st!
[Midnight PST]


Screenshot Tips:

I’ve found that using Greenshot to take the individual screenshots and then using Windows Live Photo Gallery to create the panoramic picture itself is very simple.. Both programs are also free!


Positive feedback and constructive criticism is always welcome.
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Livery Guild Stations Constructed!
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Posted on Sunday, January 2, 2011, 2:00 AM EST by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)
                                                          
                                                           Livery Guild Stations Constructed!

         Player cities around the realm participating in the Livery Quest were greeted with the construction of thier designated stations today. Each town recieved the exact same working stable placed strategically within thier lands. Congratulations to all the player run towns involved may they make life within the lands that much better while visiting the many towns and communities here on Chesapeake! Here's a few pics of the newly constructed stations!

              

                    

                                                

                                      

                              

                       

                       

                                            

                    

                                       

                                            

                                         

                  

                                              

                        
     






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Shard Meeting Yields Results!
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Posted on Sunday, January 2, 2011, 1:00 AM EST by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)
                                                    
                                                                    Shard Meeting Yields Results!

            The citizens of Chesapeake held court with Elder EM Dudley and Mesanna this past Thursday's eve inside the big blaze tent in the Sosarian Solstice Fairgrounds. The lengthy meeting was held to give citizens a chance to voice their various concerns with the current state of events within the realm. The more then three hour meeting was gracefully moderated by the EM team as they fielded every question the crowd could muster ensuring all had the chance for thier voices to be heard! Dozens of citizens came forward to speak on many topics including how shard events were run, how rewards were given ot in relation to other shards, the current "livery quest", and even answered queries of favoritism amongst the shard em's and certain player bases. I think we can state that all topics were covered in length!

                    

            Being in better communication was a grand theme among the nights inquiries as players expressed the need for deeper communication during events and different story arcs as they progress to help not only those who have been in attendance all along but those who join in late as well.    

                    

           There was talk of items, a source of great long winded debate during the night as well as players spoke of thier desires intentions and hopes for the program in the new year in regards to frequency and quality of drops. Players from both sides of the fence spoke as those who sought loot and riches as well as those who enjoyed the events for thier storyline nature gave well thought out input throughout the topics span of discussion. Some more feverish spectators spoke of favoritism and such as both Mesanna and Dudley assured the crowd no such would ever become a part of the show here on Chesapeake. Shows of support from those in attendance for the hard work that has been put into our shard thus far came throughout the night
               
                             

          One of the more direct results of the nights meeting was covered during the discussion of the more recent livery quests attempted by the various player run entities around the realm. With the most recent round of activities in the chain of events some felt frustration over Helga's decision to exlcude them from passing the nights event. Dudley carefully listened to each speaker and thier concerns and in the end the shard was pleasantly surprised this evening to see that all the participating groups had received thier livery designation of a station in thier respective towns! A grand surpise!

                                             

          Also noted were several hours spent by Dudley and Mesanna herself visiting  player run towns fixing odd and ends that had built up over recent times with regards to town banners and teleports linking to the Luna  Hub as well as the addition of Imperium Flags added to banners belonging to the shards sinister brood.....

                      

               

        All in all I'd say the meeting did well for everyone as with any luck we feel heard and the concerns on the realm are well in hand and in capble hands with our EM Team. Thanks to Dudley and Mesanna for hearing us out, the good, bad, ugly, and indifferent. We all look forward to what the new year brings to us here on Chespeake!


                     



    

         


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Ten Ton Hammer Decade Awards
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Posted on Saturday, January 1, 2011, 4:17 PM EST by Watchertoo (CommunityNews)
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Scalis Night 2 - Saturday 15th January
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Posted on Saturday, January 1, 2011, 12:21 PM EST by Mapper (Europa)
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SATURDAY 15th JANUARY 2011 at 8PM UK, 9PM CET, 3PM EST
Buc's Den, Trammel

50 Fabled Nets, ~400 Normal Nets!
Cannons once again available for use, Bring your own ammo if you wish to operate them.

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Much better setup than the first attempt, been fully tested!
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Happy New Year! - 2010 EM Events in Review
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Posted on Saturday, January 1, 2011, 7:45 AM EST by Sosaria Reels (UOinAction)

Happy New Year everyone! Please join us for a look back at the first six months of UO in Action as we celebrate a great half-year of EM events. Thank you to the EMs and everyone who have made UO in Action a success and a lot of fun!

Remember, this is just six months of events that we could attend and we hope to be able to video the majority of events in 2011!
If you would like to view the entire video of any of the events shown in this review, just click the link below!


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