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June 2009

The Baja Roleplayers Alliance Presents: Roleplay Tavern Night
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Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 11:00 PM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<Greetings, Citizens of Britannia.

Are you looking for a bit of roleplay, but can't seem to find other roleplayers to interact with? Would you like to watch the roleplaying community in action, and see what this unique and immersive playstyle is all about? Would you like to watch as Cymidei Fier and the Duchess of Dawn engage in a drunken cat fight? Mreow!

Well now that I have you're attention, The Baja Roleplaying & Event Alliance would like to invite you to the first of many upcoming Roleplaying Tavern Nights. Our first event kicks off this Thursday at 7PM PST.

Who: The Baja Roleplaying Community; The Baja Roleplaying & Event Alliance.
What: Roleplaying-themed Tavern Social Night.
When: Thursday, July 2nd. 7PM-9PM PST.
Where: The Cat's Lair Tavern in Britain (South of West Britain Bank).
Theme: Getting Wasted On Sake.


I hope to see you all there.

WarderDragon,
Stratics Reporter
Founder of the Baja Roleplaying & Event Alliance
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Redcap Gang Openly Defies The King's Tax
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Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 9:34 PM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<Hello, Britannians.

A couple nights past, The Town Guard of Britain issued a ticket to Mikie of the Redcap Gang for the illegal docking of his large dragon freighter within the moat of Castle Britannia. As you might imagine, the exchange became a rather heated affair.


Picture Taken By Cymidei Fier

Although I personally have no love of those crimson-scarved scoundrels and their strange mistress, and wouldn't shed a tear if their ships happen to catch flame, the heated exchange made it clear what changes we can expect with the ascension of Lord Gideon to Minister of Trade. As I'm sure many of you remember, once upon a time it was common practice for our realms most lucrative traders and merchants to dock their seacraft within the safety of the king's moat while they proceeded to hawk their wares to the crowds around Britain Bank.

Of course, that is to be no more. We Britannians can now expect a hefty tax just to dock our ships at port, and an even heftier fine to partake in the so-called free trade that we once enjoyed. Independent Merchants are having even more trouble attempting to perform trade in the Capitol City, which has already suffered extensively from the rise of the Independant Luna.

I attempted to question a member of the Britain Town Guard about the recent and unannounced change to the shipping laws.



She replied that it had been parked there for far too long and then strode off, leaving this reporter with more questions than answers.

As I was walking along the street on my way towards Britain Bank this evening, I noticed several ships now docked within the moat. A small fleet bearing crimson banners. I took the opportunity to view their names and speak with their crew, and discovered that the ships belonged to none other than the Redcap Gang.





It would appear that in defiance of the King and his new taxes, The Redcap Gang has brought even more ships to choke the waterway surrounding his Castle.

How with the Town Guard react? Or Casca for that matter? Stay tuned as we continue to watch this story develop.

Joshua Harper,
Reporter, Stratics Independant Herald.
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Captain Nystad Sent to Zento - Report
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Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 10:25 AM EDT by Ceno of MT (Baja)
>>> Tokuno Islands News <<<

  from goldenbrewtavern.com

Captain Nystad sent to Tokuno
Reported by Shae [S*RE] of TB

On June 27th the players were gathering around in Zento by summons of Lady Aino Nystad who was sent by the king to help assist the Empress of Tokuno with certain issues.

 

Upon arrival to Mount Sho the citizens were attacked by monsters who truly understood the art of bringing pain as mass deaths occurred.

 

There were also strange little fire rabbits hopping around but did not hold any special loot!

 

 

Even with so many deaths in the area, and many, many tears from a certain thief....er...liberator of goods...There was apparently little to investigate?!

 

*Note to self, must steal.....liberate Aino's boots...*

 

After that Lady Aino gated us back to Zento and spoke a few words but during the middle of it I was summoned to help defend the free kingdoms!...? Apparently while helping Lady Aino's investigation the black gates poured out many mercenaries who tried to lay siege on the free kingdoms! Was this a trick that Lady Aino may have helped conspire with? Did someone else hire these mercs? Or did the king truly send these mercs to fight the free kingdoms? One day, I hope we have the answer to these questions.

 

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Related links of interest:
Strange Portals Appearing
Servants and Fools
Books from EM Event
How do the black gates work?

 

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How do the black gates work?
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Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 7:47 AM EDT by Sara of Baja (Baja)
from goldenbrewtavern.com

How do the black gates work?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 By EMSeppo

I have been noticing a lot of misconceptions on the ground related to the functioning of the black gates. There have been quite a few theories being floated around creating a lot of confusion. No, jumping on one leg in front of the gate while holding your left ear will not make it spawn!

Here is the truth of the matter,

1) The spawn at gates does not depend on how many people you have present to start up and for all purposes, it is random. The mercenaries may attack without any warning. Scouts have been seen roaming the lands in the middle of the night!

Conversely, often you may find the gates completely quiet as well. However, the invasion will last for several days and hopefully, everyone will get a shot at it sooner or later. Do keep in mind that we are in initial stages of the invasion and as such, you will not run into a major attack that often.

2) There will also be times when you have advance knowledge of an invasion due to information collected from the books that a mercenary may drop. Keep an eye out for such information by communicating with others in game or through the various shard forums. There is a nice thread on Baja Stratics which attempts to collect this very information.

(Fiction based explanation)

The mercenaries are unable to do a full-fledged attack due to the limitations of the black gate system. So, they are relying on surprise attacks at seemingly random times to overwhelm their targets while they work on bypassing the limitations.

Also, once again, if you have a comment or suggestion, please use the feedback link as it is the fastest way to get to us.


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Cascan Injustice
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Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009, 10:35 PM EDT by Martyna Zmuir (GreatLakes)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<

Yesterday evening the trial of Tomas Savos, Captain of the Britannian Royal Guard, began in a secret location. A source, who shall remain nameless, managed to sneak a com crystal into the proceedings so those gathered in the Britain Counselor's Hall could hear. The secrecy surrounding the trial disturbed those gathered, as Justice administered in stealth is rarely fair or honest.

Trial listeners

For those unfamiliar with what led Captain Savos to his current predicament, I shall recap: The farms west of Britain suffered due to the poisoning of the crops grown there. Many animals perished, and several humans became sick due to mysterious green flecks that had been scattered about the fields. Through the twists and turns of the investigation, it was learned that the orcs in the mine southeast of Yew had also fallen prey to the poison.

After a truce was reached with the orcs, owing to their having been cleared as the architects behind the poisoning, the investigation stalled. Unfortunately for Tomas, several notes were found scattered around Britain that pointed to his being directly involved as one of the perpetrators. His accomplice, or master, appeared to be a once-though-dead nox mage named Imperus Noxum. ImperusNoxum

Due to the evidence found, Tomas was placed under house arrest and the Royal Guards went without a leader. Eventually, it was learned that Imperus Noxum was in fact quite alive, and he vehemently denied any involvement in the poisonings. His words were not easily accepted, owing to the fact he had transformed himself into a rather surly poison elemental.

Noxum asked the Volunteer Royal Guards to end the life of the one masquerading as him, and in the process discover further evidence against Tomas. Further evidence was indeed discovered: a note allegedly written by Tomas. This note was given along with a sample of the Captain's handwriting to a Lycaeum scribe for comparison.

The note in question reads:

Instructions from Above

Marcosi,

I have some new orders from the Empress.

First, we need to keep an eye on Casca better. His actions have slowed us down too much. Second, we need to get Magnus Grey distracted more.

Third, the orcs have learned a little too much, and news might spread to Britannia about what we're doing. We need to work towards getting rid of some of their headache.

Good luck, and keep me informed.
- TS

The trial itself was held in front of Justice Verina, the same judge who presided over Ricardo's fiasco..er..trial. The prosecution was carried out by Douglass Edwards, someone of which nothing is known. Tomas' defense counsel, one George Palmer, is also an unknown - it is unknown if the man was chosen by, or forced upon, Captain Savos. A secret trial, conducted by unknown personnel ...

Savos stood accused of conspiracy in the poisoning of Britannian crops, and treason in the use of Britannian Royal Guard resources to incite orcish attacks. The defendant pled not guilty to each charge against him, and the trial proceeded. Note: Remember Casca's vile Justice law...

The witnesses against Tomas included Gregor Corosi the scribe, Carina the farmer, a member of the Royal Guard, and allegedly, Casca himself - the com crystal cut out during the testimony of the guard and Casca, and it is unknown what exactly they said.

The key piece of evidence during the trial was the scribe's testimony regarding his handwriting analysis of the note that was found, "To the best of my abilities," he said, "I found nothing to indicate that either note was a forgery." This damning statement was supplemented by the shorter notes which had been discovered earlier in Britain. Captain Tomas Savos

Tomas' defense counsel provided no evidence of his own, and his only witness was a no-show - once again it is unknown who this witness was to be. Tomas denied the accusations when he took the stand, but overall it was a lackluster defense by all accounts.

After closing arguments, and a brief recess for the jury to deliberate, the verdict was announced. Tomas Savos, Captain of the Britannian Royal Guard, was found guilty of all charges and sentenced to be executed.

While I am uncertain of the guilt or innocence of Captain Savos, having played a part in the collection of the evidence against him, I find this trial to be a mockery of Justice. This is Cascan Justice indeed... secret... hidden... treacherous. Much like the farce of a trial against Ricardo, the prosecution presented minimal evidence with no conclusive proof of guilt.

The High Court of Britannia, part of the High Council of Britannia, acting in the best interests of Justice and the citizens of the kingdom has issued a stay of execution. It has also ruled that Justice Verina is in contempt of the previous ruling in which the High Court deemed Casca's Virtue Laws illegal. (These rulings may be found on the High Court forum at gl.uorpc.net)

Casca's twisted regime has once again perverted an integral facet of Britannian culture and government. Justice must be applied fairly and openly to all citizens, not hidden behind closed doors with secret juries and no accountability.

As a member of the press, and a citizen of Britannia, I request - nay, I demand - that Casca vacate the throne and return rule of the Kingdom to those chosen by the people. His attacks on the Virtues must end. I demand a new, honest, public trial for Captain Savos!

I do not expect a response from his Lordship of course, as I believe him too much a coward to dare lower his vaunted personage to the people's level. Or rather, raise his slime-like being high enough to soil our boots with his bilious reply.

DOWN WITH CASCA!
PRESERVE BRITANNIAN JUSTICE!

Lady Martyna Z'muir, Library of Sosaria ~ Wanted Criminal

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Reward Hall Contest Winners Announced
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Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009, 6:23 PM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
>>> Malas News <<<EM Seppo posted the results of the Reward Hall Gardening Contest on The Golden Brew Tavern.


Baja Shard Museum garden contest winners were picked late last week. The garden itself was (95%) finished according to the winning design over the weekend.

Congratulations to the Seedy Crew members, comprising of Sara, Sphinx, and WildStar, for winning the contest.

A shout out to Rocket for submitting a good design as well!


Congratulations to all the winners!
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Stygian Abyss Beta Key Competition
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Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009, 1:45 PM EDT by Petra Fyde (CommunityNews)





Stygian Abyss Beta Key Competition
Results

The three winning entries can be seen On this page

Thank you to those who entered, and congratulations to the winners, Sweety, Katlene and Stupid Miner.
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Community Meet Up - June 29th
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Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009, 4:44 AM EDT by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)



Community Meet Up – June 29, 2009
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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Community Activities this Week - June 29th
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Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009, 4:39 AM EDT by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)
From June 30th to July 4th, the Lake Superior Community and the Order of the Silver Rose will be hosting a 5-day long celebration for the upcoming 4th of July celebration.

Each day will see an event of approximately one hour in length. Players of all skills and levels are welcome to attend. All events are certified risk-free for all players.



Mongbats Dart Tournament
Date: Tuesday, June 30th
Time: 8:00PM CST
-From the Luna Fairgrounds, players will be taken to the Silver Rose Tavern where the Mongbat Darts tournament will be held. First place wins 250K gold. Second place will earn 100K gold. Third place will earn 50K gold.

Patriotic Costume Contest.
Date: Wednesday, July 1st
Time: 8:00PM CST
-Held at the Luna Fairgrounds, participants will dress up as best they can as figures representing what they believe patriotism is. Each participant will have to explain his costume before a panel of judges. First place wins 250K gold. Second place earns 100K gold. Third place will earn 50K gold. Additional prizes may be earned for creative spirit.

Archery Contest.
Date: Thursday, July 2nd
Time: 8:00PM CST
-A UO tradition, held at the Luna Fairgrounds. Single elimination rounds. Two brackets will be open: GM archery and above, and below GM level. First place in each bracket will win 200K gold. Second place will earn 75K gold. Third place will earn 35K gold.

Chicken fights
Date: Friday, July 3rd
Time: 8:00PM CST
-Held at the Luna Bagball Arena. Unbonded chicens only. Chickens will fight to the death, only the survivors may be healed at the end of their bouts. Bonded chickens are immediately disqualified. First place will win 250K gold. Second place earns 100K Gold. Third place will earn 50K gold. Additionally, the loser chickens will be served as part of the meal during the 4th of July BBQ the next day.

4th of July BBQ event
Date: Saturday, July 4th
Time: 2:00PM CST
-Gathering and festivities at the Luna Fairgrounds will include a Chicken BBQ, Fireworks, Firecrackers and a 4th of July snowball fight.


Enjoy the festivities and a happy 4th of July to all!

Sabina Nikolai,
High Marshall, Community Hunt Organizer
The Order of the Silver Rose
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Of Casca, and Naked Quests for Books
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Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009, 3:08 AM EDT by Lady Mana (NapaValley)
Not too long ago, ‘Lord’ Casca met with the people of Britannia and delivered a speech to the masses. He said:

“Citizens of Britannia, it has been a great while since my last appearance.
The memorial of the dearly departed Clanin seems as though it was not long ago.
However, it has been longer then one may think.
It seems these lands have forgotten what his death meant.
What the virtues truly mean to, or should mean to us all.
The greed of the ones that have ravaged the Tokuno Isles is fresh on our minds.
But it seems not as many would try to help the Empress to retrieve her items.
It seems these lands fraught with anguish have forgotten what the virtues teach us.
Perhaps it is time to remember that in times such as this...
that compassion and honesty are a good rule of thumb.
Compassion to a ruler that needs your help.
Honesty to return her items.
We need the Empress’s good blessings at this time,
and it would be most prudent to me! I mean us to help her.
There are some that may defy the virtues
and even try to create versions of their own.
These people must be stopped.
Even now I hear of books that may spread the word of such things.
Be on the look out for evidence of this treachery
and keep in mind those that spread these rumors,
shall be handled swiftly.
Stay vigilant my citizens.
Your King is concerned only for your well being and safety.”


Then, on Sunday night, Maya Demeter called forth the people of Britannia and urged them to venture in to the dungeon of Despise and collect a number of books. Is there a link? Maybe… .but there was definitely a catch! All adventurers in the dungeon had to be completely naked, with only a lantern to light their way.
As everyone set out, it was soon evident that their newfound fashion sense matched closely with the monsters of the dungeon themselves! Yes, indeed. Loincloth much?



Eventually people gathered outside the dungeon and were gated to the room of the Book of Truth just under the lycaeum. It was rather quiet inside the room while everyone waited in anticipation to give Maya the books, but soon after all the texts were counted, a gate opened up to the Counselor’s Hall in Britain and the fun continued! The winners were announced, and Cream Pies were given and thrown!!



I would like to congratulate the winners who managed to gather the most books, and hand them in:

First place, announcing Book Master!
Pete ran a close second place, congratulations!
Last but not least, Odin Firefly!

Yours truly didn’t participate, but was able to watch some of the fun unfold. It looked like a blast! I think everyone is glad to have their clothes on, again, though. Or perhaps they were glad to get them off? Well, I’m sure the ettins and lizardmen are glad they don’t have to see anymore naked Britannians for a while!



Regards,
Lady Mana
Lieutenant of the Royal Britannian Guards
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230th Assembly of the 7th High Council
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Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2009, 9:32 PM EDT by Stupid Miner (LakeSuperior)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<230th Assembly of the 7th High Council

Date: Monday, June 29, 2009
Time: 10:00 PM EDT/9:00 PM CDT
Note Location: West Counselor's Guild, Britain, Trammel Facet


Meeting Agenda:

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

-Possible edicts from Lord Casca, King pro-tempore.

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

-Other items to be announced at the meeting.


John Cainbridge
Chancellor of Virtue,
High Council of Britannia
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Gathering of The Guilds and Trial Begins
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Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2009, 6:49 PM EDT by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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Recent Events ~


There has been much going on in the realm this past week and most of it I missed. As with the first two Treasures of Tokuna I am hooked, addicted to ToT III.

There was the EM pie hand out at the Luna Bank which a screenshot was sent to me. As a pie lover in real life this is most stressful that I am pieless. Maybe some kind soul will gift me with a pie or sell me one. I hear they are cream pies. Yum !



Empathy Abbey Trammel was the location of Gathering of the Guilds this weekend. I was told attendance was poor but fun was had.
Even a little drama was confronted and hopefully solved.
Both -Y- and DC* guilds play both Tram and Fel. As the story goes a few -Y- members harrassed a DC* member in Tram this past week in the most demeaning way. Now this was a Tram player in Tram not Fel folks.
DC* came to the defense of their member which sparked conflict far and wide. Satura of -Y- took charge and set everything straight and assured the DC* member that it will not happen to her again.
Gathering of the Guilds has a long history on Great Lakes and this resolve is just one of the usually unseen things that are positive about this event. Melian of MOA said is best, " Smack Talk is part of PvP ". It is a true statement indeed and it should stay in the PvP platform if needed.

On the subject of -Y- they set up a nice room at the Abbey and answered everyones questions.



CFC was there and the chickens were fighting. Poultry blood spattered the Abbey walls as the CFC members tended to guests.
G-V had a more formal room and gave out powerscrolls which is always a nice gesture. MOA greeted people as the entered the Abbey. -UP- let the booze flow and the tomes fly.







Thank you for those that sent in this imformation to me and screenshots. If a guild has been overlooked or you have more information please add it to this article on the Great Lakes board link associated with this article.

Late in the day the long awaited trial began in Brit.
Lady Martyna attended so be sure to look for her coverage of this event.






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Protecting the Bell of Courage
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Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2009, 5:55 PM EDT by DevilsOwn (LegendsAOL)

As reported some time ago the good people of Legends saved the Bell of Courage from falling into the hands of forces from the dark side. Tonight they aided the architect Clarence in gathering the materials required to form an impenetrable monument to house the Bell. Gathering at the Counselor's Hall in Serpents Hold the folks of Legends contributed far more granite than was truly needed for construction! However, Clarence then informed us that this was not all that was required to build it properly.



The first stop was Tokuno where ingredients were held by a yamadon of towering strength. After some confusion of parties being separated the massive giant and his minions were overcome and the goods retrieved from his corpse.



It was then on to Ilshenar to battle mechanical beasts. The battle was heated, but the warriors of Legends once again prevailed.



Clarence then hollered that the next ingredient would be found on the roof of Blackthorn's corrupt castle. Unfortunately, my cousin Ynise, who supplied me with sketches of the chase for monument parts, died somewhere in the hallways and when that happens she loses her sketchpad... along with most of her manners. On the uppermost level of the dark castle Clarence told the throng that the last of the ingredients would be found, once again, in Tokuno. The crowd surged thru the moongate and scampered up the path to the Wasteland where fan dancers, oni and yamatso elders awaited them. Finally, all were bested and everyone returned to the Hall in Serpent's Hold.

When everyone had caught their breath Clarence thanked all for their help and support in safeguarding the Bell of Courage, promising that a proper and secure monument would be constructed with the materials. Clarence also had a nice surprise for everyone.... pie! Seems he had arranged with the local bakery to supply the gathered crowd with a sweet treat, which can also, should the need arise, be thrown at just about any target!



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Servants and Fools
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Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2009, 12:54 PM EDT by Ceno of MT (Baja)
 

Taken from: The Gold Brew Tavern

*Reporter's note: The following story was written "In Character" so please remember that even though you are reading this on Stratics, your character In Game will NOT know this information.

Servants and Fools

Sunday, June 28, 2009
By EMPallando

The cold night had released a chill wind into the castle. The light of the nearby torch had begun to fade. Many of the servants had already retired hours prior.

Still, Casca sat still in his study, his mind consuming him. This was nothing new though. Many sleepless nights he had endured since his ascension to the throne, and this hardly seemed unlike any other.

Yet behind Casca’s eyes unblinking, his thoughts raced on. The different facets of his thoughts wrestling with each other, fighting over possible outcomes, future decisions, past failures, former masters, current ones, the misunderstood desires of his heart and the wishes of his forcibly corrupted soul.

More so , Casca felt the full weight of his dark masters and their power upon his shoulders. It was now that he felt the final vestiges of his former, uncorrupted self cease its long struggle and slip away into the nether that awaited him.

So mired in contemplation was he that even seemingly staring straight ahead at the door, Casca did not see the figure enter the poorly lit room.

It was a familiar voice that finally shook him back into himself.

“You called for me, my Lord?”

Blinking several times, regaining himself, Casca focused his eyes, seeing his Lord Emissary, Trubo Saius, standing before him.

“Yes, Lord Emissary, please sit”, said Casca, clearing his throat and motioning towards the seat on the other side of the small table.

And there, in that moment of transfer and silence, while Trubo drew up the chair, Casca put his sight to the pale shining jewel that adorned the neck of his most trusted servant, feeling a rush of recycled thoughts reenter his mind.

“To think such a small thing could restrain so great an evil”, thought Casca, as he had many times before. But it was not perfect by far, it is true. The magic could falter at times of great stress or through the sheer willpower of this dispossessed monster, but it was enough.

“But a power so grand and a soul so consumed can never be directly controlled or possessed, only kept in check…To the benefit of others.”

Casca smiled, sitting up to face Trubo.

“You have done as I ordered?” asked Casca.

“I have, great King. The warnings have been sent and preparations have begun as according to your directions.”

Casca sensed doubt in Trubo’s voice.

“You have more to say, Lord Emissary?”

Trubo adjusted himself, keeping his head bowed as he spoke.

“My Lord, your recent meeting with Lady Nystad has come to my attention. She says we are not go to war. She says you will not commit the Army. And I am hardly anyone to question your plans sire, yet here we stand at the precipice of war and you turn back so suddenly? This –”

Holding forward his palm and interrupting Trubo, Casca stood up slowly but said nothing at first. He turned and calmly walked over to the sole window in the room, his small, jeweled crown glinting slightly in the weak moonlight as he gazed into the moat below.

“The Captain is correct, Lord Emissary. The War of Shadows taxed us all to our unbreakable limits. Both the people and myself are loathe to force our soldiers to do battle again so soon, much less against our own people”, said Casca.

Trubo stood up swiftly, his chair scraping against the stone floor, placing his palms on the table. Trubo’s necklace gem grew brighter as the magic strained.

“But my liege! Better that we considered this before resorting to open war! If we hesitate now, if we show any weakness, those foul vultures will consume our fair kingdom! You offered them peace, stability, and freedom under your benevolent rule! Rife with their ill begotten pride they haughtily chose the sword, as I predicted!”

Casca could feel the anger in Trubo’s voice but felt his Lord Emissary quickly regain himself and the magic reassert control.

“A thousand apologies, great King. There is still the side of me that questions your plans and doubts your wisdom, but it is silent now, and soon it shall forever be,” Trubo said in a lower voice as he placed himself next to the King, kneeling in subservience.

Turning his eyes to Trubo, Casca smiled once again, his thoughts no longer at war with one another. A red gleam came to his eyes.

“The Army will not commit to the war, Lord Emissary. But the treasury will.”

Event Announcement

Event Location: The Black Gates at the rebel locations

When: Throughout the coming weeks

Notes:

1) There will be a rune book locked down with the locations to the black gates at West Britain Bank roof

2) If any of the rebel kingdoms want to opt out of it then you simply need to surrender

3) There might be clues on the invading forces from time to time!

 

Links to related topics:
Negotiating for a King's Grace: Event Announcement, Schedule, Rules
Negotiating For A King's Grace Or Britannian Hegemony?
Captain Nystad Sent to Tokuno

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Brushing Up On Your Gargish
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Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2009, 11:39 AM EDT by Lady Lava (Catskills)



It has been many months since I have posted on the Community News. My hopes are that todays post will inspire not only Role Players but many in our community.

In both the General News and Community News we have been informed of the new Gargish language and linked to the new dictionary. As a reporter for Great Lakes for more than eight years and a periodic reporter for Catskills I find all things new in this world that we love in, die in, play in and grow old in very exciting. This new language is a challenge for sure. Always up for a challenge I studied the new dictionary and wrote a little article that I would like to share with the entire community.

Good luck and enjoy the translating.

Fondly, Lady Lava

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Re,trak Est Rumored Ten-te Lem Esta Gargl Pos-tim
In-por Des De Cathedral Macs Esh Klep Agra Ante Vi-de Ter-mur,
An Vas Trak Don-mur-tas Mir De Reg-vas-uus Vas-uus.

Prae-tim Carved Gret De Mischief Pos-tim Esta Zen Sop Bal Au Fer Bal?

Gargl Pos-tim Est Vol-de Esh An Quas-korp De Lor-tim Kua Ante La Prae-tim.

Mas-lem De Fol, Gaping Buks, Disembodied Wis-char, Mur-in-zen Vas-quas De La Prae-tim ..... Pos-tim Ilem Est Kred Stat De Vi-de Pos-tim?

Tim Pos-tim Lok !



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Brushing Up on Your Gargish
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Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2009, 11:38 AM EDT by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)



It has been many months since I have posted on the Community News. My hopes are that todays post will inspire not only Role Players but many in our community.

In both the General News and Community News we have been informed of the new Gargish language and linked to the new dictionary. As a reporter for Great Lakes for more than eight years and a periodic reporter for Catskills I find all things new in this world that we love in, die in, play in and grow old in very exciting. This new language is a challenge for sure. Always up for a challenge I studied the new dictionary and wrote a little article that I would like to share with the entire community.

Good luck and enjoy the translating.

Fondly, Lady Lava

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Re,trak Est Rumored Ten-te Lem Esta Gargl Pos-tim
In-por Des De Cathedral Macs Esh Klep Agra Ante Vi-de Ter-mur,
An Vas Trak Don-mur-tas Mir De Reg-vas-uus Vas-uus.

Prae-tim Carved Gret De Mischief Pos-tim Esta Zen Sop Bal Au Fer Bal?

Gargl Pos-tim Est Vol-de Esh An Quas-korp De Lor-tim Kua Ante La Prae-tim.

Mas-lem De Fol, Gaping Buks, Disembodied Wis-char, Mur-in-zen Vas-quas De La Prae-tim ..... Pos-tim Ilem Est Kred Stat De Vi-de Pos-tim?

Tim Pos-tim Lok !





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Brushing Up On Your Gargish
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Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2009, 11:37 AM EDT by Lady Lava (CommunityNews)
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It has been many months since I have posted on the Community News. My hopes are that todays post will inspire not only Role Players but many in our community.

In both the General News and Community News we have been informed of the new Gargish language and linked to the new dictionary. As a reporter for Great Lakes for more than eight years and a periodic reporter for Catskills I find all things new in this world that we love in, die in, play in and grow old in very exciting. This new language is a challenge for sure. Always up for a challenge I studied the new dictionary and wrote a little article that I would like to share with the entire community.

Good luck and enjoy the translating.

Fondly, Lady Lava

p.s. I hope I did ok.

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Re,trak Est Rumored Ten-te Lem Esta Gargl Pos-tim
In-por Des De Cathedral Macs Esh Klep Agra Ante Vi-de Ter-mur,
An Vas Trak Don-mur-tas Mir De Reg-vas-uus Vas-uus.

Prae-tim Carved Gret De Mischief Pos-tim Esta Zen Sop Bal Au Fer Bal?

Gargl Pos-tim Est Vol-de Esh An Quas-korp De Lor-tim Kua Ante La Prae-tim.

Mas-lem De Fol, Gaping Buks, Disembodied Wis-char, Mur-in-zen Vas-quas De La Prae-tim ..... Pos-tim Ilem Est Kred Stat De Vi-de Pos-tim?

Tim Pos-tim Lok !





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End of June Obituary Column
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Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2009, 9:56 AM EDT by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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END OF JUNE ~ OBITS 2009





Lady Quinn












Maru








NightStorm



Nikruhs






Princess Sarah


Princess Sarah dies again





Ravelyn and Kenneth






Sarah of DC*


Serenity Starr


Stan Redbone






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End of June Obits Part Two
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End of June Obits Part Two ~









Bailey Bugs




Dragon Ashe


Dramar


Drumheller times two


False Prophet times two








Kandi


Katra


Kenneth Lueng




KK Starr




Kwahar Olliquit












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4th of July: An entire week of events.
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Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009, 6:59 PM EDT by Stupid Miner (LakeSuperior)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<
From June 30th to July 4th, the Lake Superior Community and the Order of the Silver Rose will be hosting a 5-day long celebration for the upcoming 4th of July celebration.

Each day will see an event of approximately one hour in length. Players of all skills and levels are welcome to attend. All events are certified risk-free for all players.


Tuesday
June 30th (8:00PM Central time): Mongbats Dart tournament.

-From the Luna Fairgrounds, players will be taken to the Silver Rose Tavern where the Mongbat Darts tournament will be held. First place wins 250K gold. Second place will earn 100K gold. Third place will earn 50K gold.

Wednesday

July 1st (8:00PM Central time): Patriotic Costume Contest.
-Held at the Luna Fairgrounds, participants will dress up as best they can as figures representing what they believe patriotism is. Each participant will have to explain his costume before a panel of judges. First place wins 250K gold. Second place earns 100K gold. Third place will earn 50K gold. Additional prizes may be earned for creative spirit.

Thursday
July 2nd (8:00PM Central time): Archery Contest.

-A UO tradition, held at the Luna Fairgrounds. Single elimination rounds. Two brackets will be open: GM archery and above, and below GM level. First place in each bracket will win 200K gold. Second place will earn 75K gold. Third place will earn 35K gold.

Friday
July 3rd (8:00PM Central time): Chicken fights.

-Held at the Luna Bagball Arena. Unbonded chickens only. Chickens will fight to the death, only the survivors may be healed at the end of their bouts. Bonded chickens are immediately disqualified. First place will win 250K gold. Second place earns 100K Gold. Third place will earn 50K gold. Additionally, the loser chickens will be served as part of the meal during the 4th of July BBQ the next day.

Saturday
July 4th (2:00PM Central time): 4th of July BBQ event.

-Gathering and festivities at the Luna Fairgrounds will include a Chicken BBQ, Fireworks, Firecrackers and a 4th of July snowball fight.

Enjoy the festivities and a happy 4th of July to all!


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

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Events Past, Present, and Still to Come
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Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009, 2:27 PM EDT by Paul Harvey (LakeAustin)

Events Past, Present, and Still to Come



Captain Santiago's High Sea Adventure


On Sunday June 21st we gathered up our swords, spell books, fishing poles, and sea legs for Captain Santiago's sea adventure.


Captain Santiago announced this was a contest to catch the largest "Big Fish" and the smallest "Big Fish". And then he had us break off into our crews and set sell from the New Haven docks.


We encountered "undead pirates" and sea monsters of legend and lore. There was some items collected,A Legendary Sea Serpent's Horn, A Cut Throat Dagger, and A Dread Pirate's Sword (which is a cutlass).


The winner with the largest "Big Fish" was Lord Barthom. With a "Big Fish" weighing 170 stones. The runner up with the smallest "Big Fish" was Poison Ivy. With a "Big Fish" weighing in at a whopping 14 stones.


The "Big Fish" trophies as well as samples of the items collected can be seen at the Hall of Champions located at the fair park.


Congrats to the winners! ! !


Wedding of Arwen RivenMyst and PBJ


Sunday June 28th @6pm cst at the Justice Falls Park will be the marriage of Arwen RivenMyst and PBJ.


Everyone is invited to attend. There will be runes dropped starting Sunday morning and gates from Luna bank closer to the time of the wedding.


Ceremonies will be conducted by EM Dexter.


Lizardmen Liaison


On June 30th @ 8pm cst Lady Cygnus is mounting an expedition to make contact with a particular Lizardman tribe.


Details can be found in the purple book located inside the Luna bank or at EM Dexters' Blog

And now you know the rest of the story.
This has been Paul Harvey
GdDay!

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Event Notice EM Lillimu's second storytelling
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Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009, 11:26 PM EDT by Lyconis (Pacific)

EM Lillimu's second storytelling will be held Saturday, at 8:00pm PST on June 27th. Meet at the Britannia Counselor's Hall in Trammel. Gates will be provided to the the Fairgrounds just south of Luna!


The Rules are as follow:
1. Stories must be rated PG-13, and preferrably germane to the world of Britannia.
2. Each story must be under five minutes long.
3. One entry per person.
4. Poems and ballads are permitted.
5. EM Lillimu will be the judge, and rates the stories at her own discretion.
6. Rewards for the top three stories shall be in the form of items displayed at the Reward Hall.
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FoF: Summer Summer Summer Time
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Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009, 12:28 PM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

Posted to uoherald.com's Five on Friday:


FoF: Summer Summer Summer Time

Chrissay Zeeman


June 26, 2009


In this week's Five on Friday we have questions about Pigments of Tokuno, Black Rock, and Throwing.


Will a weapon that has been dyed with a Pigments of Tokuno or has been written on with a Weapon engraving tool be able to be imbued or unraveled?


I don’t see why not! We may need to add a warning for those two cases when attempting to mass-unravel a bag of items, however. We wouldn’t want you accidentally destroying a precious gift you’ve received from someone you care about.
-Draconi


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I'm curious why tokono is dropping blackrock?


Blackrock is an extraordinary reagent – an unparalleled amplifier of magical energy that has been used even in attempts to cast Armageddon by mere mortals. Indeed, players who invoke the spell words for Armageddon while holding blackrock often find themselves caught up in an explosion of power… for good or ill. Even the forces of darkness are not immune from its effect, and it has been known to penetrate magical barriers where other methods have all but failed.
-Draconi


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Throwing is listed as a Garg only ability, and Gargs won't be able to use Archery. That seems lame any possibility that will change? Or perhaps throwing weapons have UBWS?


Just as archery is restricted to elves and humans, throwing is only planned for gargoyle players. Don’t expect to see any thrown weapons with the Use Best Weapon Skill property; thrown weapons will have the same Use Best Weapon Skill restrictions as bows and crossbows.
-Misk


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It's been mentioned that Gargoyles will be able to fly as fast as a mounted person running....will they be able to dismount a person on mount...and still fly at mounted speed? If so, that will lead to a HUGE disadvantage to any non gargoyle race. How's this going to work out? can you shed some light please.


Gargoyle players will have access to nearly all dismounting abilities and weapon styles that are presently in game. They will also experience the same limitations that the other races have. A gargoyle that attempts to dismount another player must land first and will require the same delay before being able to take flight again. In return, gargoyles may be knocked out of flight just as humans and elves may be dismounted.
-Misk



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Why is it that formerly high-level creatures, like reapers and gargoyles are no longer a challenge to a high-level mage, when before they were considerably challeinging?


Since UO was launched, the overall power of the average player has increased compared to the original monsters. We've talked about rebalancing all monsters to match the current state of UO, but one downside to that would be that it would change many player's favorite hunting spots. That could be perceived as a nerf, so it is something we would have to think about beforehand. Do you think that the older monsters and creatures should be buffed up to make them more challenging? We'd like to hear why or why not.
-Wilki


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Announcements:


We sent out our second round of Beta Invitations on Wednesday night. Make sure to check your email and spam folders.


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You can do it submit your Five on Friday questions here.


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Community Spotlight
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Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009, 12:16 PM EDT by Avenhar (CommunityNews)

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Community Spotlight
Chrissay Zeeman
26 Jun 2009 13:26:53 EST

In this week's community spotlight we have contest announcements, events, and player News from:

  • Atlantic
  • Baja
  • Catskills
  • Chesapeake
  • Great Lakes
  • Lake Superior
  • Sonoma
  • Whispering Rose
If you have fan site news, an event for your shard, or a suggestion for next week's Community Spotlight please click here. Please ensure your submissions are before Friday 1PM EST.

'Dis'Honorable Announcement Krystal from Siege now has over 10,000 murder counts.

You can read more HERE…
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First Quarter?
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Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009, 12:06 PM EDT by Avenhar (CommunityNews)

Ultima Online Stratics Weekly Announcement:

Before listing this week's updates, a reminder that our beta key competition closes tomorrow 27th June! Entries to [email protected] please. Here's the link. Hurry for your chance to win one of the Beta Keys!

Thirteen weeks, quarter of a year, and the program is still going strong. This week we offer:

  • Updated, The Mage No thanks on this one, Petra did it.
  • Updated, The Home Owner's Guide and most of the rest of the house section, follow the links with the 'upd' tag . Thanks Lady Aalia.
  • As an expansion of the 'races' information he did last week, Stupid Miner brings us Garl Language. Follow the links in this introduction page
  • Also Runic Fonts
More help is needed, there's still a lot to do. Please send submissions to [email protected], [email protected], or send a pm to Petra Fyde.

All help gratefully received from a post that says 'hey, you've got a dead link at..' to a full guide on a particular skill.

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Captain Nystad Sent to Tokuno, Event Saturday, June 27
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Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009, 9:07 AM EDT by Sara of Baja (Baja)
from goldenbrewtavern.com

Captain Nystad sent to Tokuno

Friday, June 26, 2009
By EMSeppo

Lord Casca sat bored on his cushioned chair, while struggling to feign interest in Captain Nystad’s words. For the past half an hour, she had been going over a variety of reasons about why warring against the so-called independent kingdoms would be a grave mistake.

Aino Nystad: Finally, m’lord must think about the existing morale of his troops. Although we have made much progress, the wounds of the invasion are still fresh. I am afraid that another war might lead to a…

Lord Casca: Enough! I think you have proven your point, captain!

Aino Nystad: *startled* Does that mean that you are willing to reconsider hostilities?

Lord Casca: *looks amused* As you have already stated for the past half an hour, a war would be a difficult proposition without any troops!

Aino Nystad: *nods fervently* Indeed! Your wisdom is great, Lord Casca!

Aino Nystad: *senses an opportunity* Perhaps, we can give peace an another chance? I have managed to build relationships with some in the opposition. If you would command, I would gladly renegotiate with them!

Lord Casca: *makes a dismissive gesture* Perhaps in due time, captain! Let them consider the full-weight of the consequences of a rebellion for now. In the meantime, I have a more immediate task for you.

Aino Nystad: Sire?

Lord Casca: As you know, I have passed a decree to assist the Empress of Tokuno with the problems they are having.

Lord Casca: I wish to send you on an urgent mission related to this…

Event announcement
Day: Saturday June 27th
Start time: 8:50 PM PST
End time: 10:00 PM PST
Meeting location: Zento bank

 
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Minoc Mine Ore Battle Event Winner
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Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009, 8:33 AM EDT by Stupid Miner (LakeSuperior)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<Minoc Mine Ore Battle Event Winner,
-Sponsored by the High Council







Congratulations to the winner of the 1st ever Minoc Mine Ore Battle Event. Marge a citizen of Minoc, who managed to hang tough and slug away at the mountain managed to walk away with the Grand Prize of All Ore Mined during the event as well as a check for 250K gold. I'm sure that will keep her in fresh picks and shovels for a while.


Dakota Moonstar,
1st Seat, Councilor of Sacrifice,
High Council of Britannia
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Stratics goes Facebook and Twitter
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Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009, 2:08 AM EDT by Avenhar (CommunityNews)



Stratics now has an official page on Facebook:

Stratics on Facebook

Become a Fan!

You can also follow Stratics news on Twitter:

Stratics on Twitter


'Founded in Sacramento, California during the Autumn of 1997, Stratics became the world's first content-driven Massively Multiplayer network. It is the oldest remaining organization devoted to MMO gaming.'

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Pie Fight June 26th at 7pm CST!
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Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2009, 11:18 PM EDT by Martyna Zmuir (GreatLakes)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<This just in from EM Malachi:

Pie Fight on Friday June 26th at 7pm CST at the West Britain Counselor’s Hall. Come and get your pie and join in!

Mesanna's Cream Pies

Lets see how big of a mess we can make out of the Counselor’s Hall with Mesanna's Cream Pies! Maybe all the noise will lure Lord Casca off his treacherous...behind and we can all show him how we feel about his rule.

Hmm... Better yet, anyone know if Draconi makes a flammable pies?

-M.Z.

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Summer Fest
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Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2009, 9:34 PM EDT by AilishD (NapaValley)
Who likes BBQ ribs?  BBQ chicken?  BBQ pork?  Can you get BBQ at any of Napa's taverns or Inns?  No!  Napa citizens, we must take matters into our own hands!!  What Napa doesn't have, we will make! 
 
Bring all the items needed to create BBQ/Picnic area with all the fixings!  (EMs will lock things down as requested.)
Meet at Lord British's Castle July 5th at 5:00 pst!
The area we will be decorating is:
167' 46" S
21' 9" E
 
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Royal Summons
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Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2009, 9:29 PM EDT by AilishD (NapaValley)
Date: June 26th, 2009, 7pm



Lord Casca to meet with the masses



Please come and meet with your Lord Casca this Friday.
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Strange Portals Appearing
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Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2009, 8:58 PM EDT by Sara of Baja (Baja)

Following the negotiations with Lord Saius on behalf of King Casca, it seems an ill wind is now blowing in on the lands of those whose claims for independence  were denied.

Today strange portals began appearing:

 

Heavens Forge, Represented by Oriana

Horseshoe Island, represented by SuperKen for Cartel

Avalon, represented by WildStar, Kingdom of Dawn

Kingdom of Dawn, represented by WildStar

All of the representatives I spoke with this evening are preparing to defend their holdings and their independence.


Related Articles:

From goldenbrewtavern.com: Official Event announcement  

From goldenbrewtavern.com: List of registered representatives

Stratics Baja Forum: Negotiating For A King's Grace

Stratics Baja Forum: Negotiating For A King's Grace Or Britannian Hegemony?

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Beta Invites
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Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 11:04 PM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

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Beta Invites

Chrissay Zeeman
24 Jun 2009 19:55:55 EST

It's that time again to check your emails for the next round of Beta invitations. We are sending them out as this is being posted. It will come from the email address "[email protected]". Check your spam folders if you have not allowed this email address to come through. This isn't the last round so don't worry if you didn't get in this round.

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Summerfest Event Update: New Beach Location
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Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 4:29 PM EDT by Martyna Zmuir (GreatLakes)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<

Late last night it was discovered that some one had placed a house on the beach which the EMs wanted to create the BBQ site.

Due to that, we have the following update from EM Malachi:

We are changing the location of the beach contest to a beach that doesn’t take away housing locations. The new location is 1o 20’n 27o 37’E. For those who have already put work into their old design, feel free to submit them as is, and I will modify it for the new beach if that design wins.

The new beach picture may be found HERE.


New BBQ Beach Spot

Please see my previous article here, or the Great Lakes EM Web site for more information.

~M.Z.

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Mythic and Bioware Form New RPG/MMO Group
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Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 8:33 AM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

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Mythic and Bioware Form New RPG/MMO Group


Mythic Entertainment

24 Jun 2009 11:06:18 EST



Today we have important news to share with the community. EA is restructuring its RPG and MMO games development into a new group that includes both Mythic and BioWare. This newly formed team will be led by Ray Muzyka, co-founder and General Manager of BioWare. With this change, Ray becomes Group General Manager of the new RPG/MMO studio group. BioWare’s other co-founder, Greg Zeschuk will become Group Creative Officer for the new RPG/MMO studio group. Rob Denton will step up as General Manager of Mythic and report to Ray. BioWare’s studios remain unchanged and continue to report to Ray.

Mark Jacobs, current General Manager of Mythic will leave EA on June 23, 2009. We thank Mark for his contributions at Mythic and wish him the very best going forward. Mark played a major part in the success of Mythic with his contribution as General Manager and Lead Designer of WAR.

Mythic retains a strong team led by Rob who co-founded Mythic in 1995. Rob played a critical role in the development of Dark Age of Camelot. In his previous role as COO, he was responsible for all day-to-day management of the studio including all development, operations and support.

Please join us in celebrating the union of these two award-winning studios.




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Hawkeye Pike's Boat Race Challenge, Thursday, June 25
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Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 6:18 AM EDT by Sara of Baja (Catskills)

Boat Race Challenge!

Ahoy all!

As our last boat race went awry [my provider disconnected me for several hours], we will now repeat the event on Thursday, June 25th at 8pm EST. The meeting place is the Counselor's Hall in Britain. A landlubber has accepted the challenge to race against me on a given route. Hopefully, our EM will be referee and take the time. The event will be repeated and will be held like a lottery:

The landlubber who accepts my challenge bets a decent amount of gold or nifty items on his victory, and I will also throw in several thousand gold coins a race. If I beat the landlubber, the prize goes into a pot. This way, the pot will accumulate and raise until someone manages ta outsail me! If someone beats me, he gets the whole pot.

The location of the race is determined by the me (the one who accepts my challenge will learn about it a few days prior to the event). The location may change with every race.

Spectators are welcome, and they may place bets as well!
May the fastest seafarer win!

Hawkeye Pike

 

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House of the Week Submissions open
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Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 4:59 PM EDT by IanJames (SiegePerilous)
Siege now taking submissions for House of the Week. The House of the Week will feature a user designed home on Siege. You may make multiple submissions, but they cannot be your own home!

Click on "Discuss this article" for more information on how to submit a house for the feature
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Robert the Royal Guard To Lead Tokuno Expedition Friday, June 26
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Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 3:01 PM EDT by Sara of Baja (Catskills)
from EM Kasaven and EM Cernunno’s Catskills Events Page

Request from the Royal Guard

by Kasaven
23 June

Robert of the Royal Guard has requested that we meet him at the Counselor’s hall in Britain on Friday, June 26, 7 p.m. EST.

In accordance with the Royal Decree from Lord Casca, Robert wants to lead an expedition into Tokuno, he fears an army is being gathered against the Empress and he wishes to cut it off before it can strike. He says to come battle ready, and to keep alert in the coming days. There are also other ‘issues’ he wished to speak with the people about but would not disclose any further information…

 
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10K Murder Counts - Krystal of Siege Perilous
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Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 8:35 AM EDT by IanJames (SiegePerilous)
>>> Malas News <<<***Come be a part of Siege History***

The time has come, folks! Krystal is 5 away from 10,000 murder counts!

She has received PM's from many players with offers to be the 10,000th count. As you can imagine, it is difficult to pick just one person, so we'll make it an event and here is what we're doing...

We will squeeze all the players who want to participate into the Fight Night Arena. She will fire upon the crowd with a short bow/lightning special until players start dropping. We will be grabbing multiple screenshots to determine who the 10k count belongs to!

- If you wish to participate, come naked and bring nothing in your pack. We don't want you to lose anything in the chaos!

- Stable live mounts and pets in town.

Fight Night will follow the event.

Stonehaven Stadium
Wednesday Night June 24 - 8:00 PM, US Central Time Zone

Please join us at our new location in East Umbra.


Dueling Rules: No fields, No Summons, No Pets, No Faction Arties, No Looting!

Spectators and New Players are welcome to join us! It's a great opportunity to meet other players without getting your head lopped off!

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Casca's Secret Police seek to arrest High Council!
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Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 12:23 AM EDT by Martyna Zmuir (GreatLakes)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<

This evening, the High Council of Britannia convened for its 415th session with several important matters to attend to. Firstly, the august body voted on Decree 441-A, the Blackrock Safety Act - a piece of legislation whish deems it is 'henceforth illegal to refine, transport, and store this material (blackrock) for the production of weapons or automations used in any acts of aggression against any peoples of the Kingdom of Britannia or her allies.' It goes on to make the possession of the means to cast the Ritual of Armageddon illegal, as well as restating that 'Any being found to have attempted, found in the process of attempting, or found planning to attempt the casting of the Ritual of Armageddon may be tried for High Treason...'

The decree passed into law with a unanimous vote of the assembled Councilors and Minister per the guidelines outlined in the 5th Royal Constitution of Britannia. It should be noted that Decree 441-A does not outlaw the possession of blackrock, scientific experimentation on blackrock, or the casting of the less-powerful Armageddon Spell when used in the defense of the Kingdom.

The High Council votes

The next order of business was the hotly debated issue raised at the 414th session of the High Council several weeks ago... Casca's contemptible 'Virtue Laws'. Being without enough voting members that eve, the issue was tabled until tonight. Decree 441-B, the Virtue Law Denouncement, was written with the express intent of combating what Chancellor DaKaren thought was an affront to Sosarian civilization.

441-B : Virtue Law Denouncement

The High Council of the Kingdom of Britannia hereby decrees that it cannot and will not subvert the sanctity of the Virtues by enforcing any of the so-called 'Virtue Laws' as ordered by Lord Casca. Furthermore, the High Council rebukes the King Pro-tempore for his perversion of the belief system of the Kingdom of Britannia, and the attempted enforcement of his laws by clearly disturbed individuals.

While the High Council of the Kingdom of Britannia does not condone criminal activity or the violation of law, no cases resulting from the breach of 'Virtue Law' shall be heard or acknowledged as valid by the High Court of Britannia or regional judicial branches.

Furthermore, the High Council of the Kingdom of Britannia stringently affirms its continued advocacy of the Virtues as taught by Lord British, and urges Lord Casca to repeal his edict swiftly and completely.

Again, this decree passed swiftly and unanimously to cheers from the assembled crowd. The High Council officially denounced the 'Virtue Laws' in their entirety, and seeks their rapid retraction.

Acting-Justicar Menion Leah took matters one step further, issuing an official ruling from the High Court stating that the 'Virtue Laws' were illegal along with a warrant for Casca's immediate arrest on the grounds of High Treason against the Kingdom of Britannia. (The full text of these documents may be found in the High Court building in Compassion Grove at 12o 24'N 36o 46'W, or on the High Court's forums on gl.uorpc.net.)

Stunned by this development, but in full agreement, Chancellor DaKaren presciently commented that the High Council would now need additional protection as they would surely be hunted down. Heavy footfalls were heard coming up the Civic Center's stone steps to the High Council Chamber, strange men approached... Councilor Striker of Trinsic met the two men at the threshold and learned that their leader demanded an audience.

Enforcer Morton

The man was called Enforcer Morton, an agent of the corrupt despot feigning to rule Britannia - Casca. The Enforcer claimed he had arrest warrants for the High Council members, and for me as well, on charges of sedition. The Chancellor and Councilors rejected the legitimacy of his claims, resulting in them being beset by a gang of brigands springing from a moongate which opened behind the Enforcer.

The brigands were easily defeated, causing the Enforcer's momentary retreat. However, he returned soon with a squad of Casca's Secret Police - Juka Lords and Executioners. A somewhat pitched battle ensued, but the attacking force was routed by the assembled Council and members of the Britannian Armed Forces.

Enforcer Morton confronts the High Council

The Enforcer, having failed miserably, retreated into the closing gate and was not heard from the rest of the night. The Chancellor adjourned the session prematurely, feeling it was no longer safe for the attending citizens. The High Council plans to continue to hold its usual meetings on alternating Monday nights at the Jerred Ghyss Civic Center in Compassion Grove, 12o 35'N 37' 58'W, in defiance of Casca's warrants. (The next meeting will be Monday, July 6th at 8pm CST.)

As I, like the High Council, am a wanted criminal, I shall henceforth continue to speak openly against the pretender-to-the-throne. Casca is a self-serving, egomaniacal despot with delusions of adequacy. He seeks not to rule the Kingdom of Britannia with Truth, Love, and Courage - but with lies, hatred, and cowardice!

You, the good people of Britannia - those who fought back the Vanguard, the Six, and the Shadow Army - rise up against the treacherous and fascist regime that seeks to spread its evil from the steps of Blackthorn's Keep. Seek ye the Honor within to Valorously bring Justice and Humility to the Compassionless, dis-Honest, and Spiritually-devoid Lord Casca who has Sacrificed the Virtue of his deranged supporters.

Stand with the High Council of Britannia and the Britannian Armed Forces against his growing tyranny and deceit! Fight for your rights, fight for Britannia, fight for Lord British! Resist!

DOWN WITH CASCA!
LONG LIVE BRITANNIA!

Lady Martyna Z'muir, Library of Sosaria

P.S. Casca: a prince can truly become a pauper when the people see that his face is split in twain.
-MZ.

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Contest! Win an SA Beta code!
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Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009, 11:40 PM EDT by Lady Mana (NapaValley)
For those of you who don't know, there is a contest going on! To red the full details, visit this link




Stygian Abyss Beta Key Competition



Objective: Create Your Own Concept of the Abyss
Please Note: This is not a house building contest, we want to see your best vision of the Abyss

How:
Using currently available housing tiles and decor items

Where:
On any EA shard, including test center or using Kurgan's housebuilder.

Entries:


  • Up to four images, cropped to the game window only - no top bar, no task bar, no paper doll
  • 800 x 600 maximum size.
  • .jpg, .gif or .png format.
  • emailed to: [email protected]


Eligibility:
Must be a beta test applicant (apply here if you haven't yet )one entry per person.

Exclusions:
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  • UO.Stratics Admins.


Entry period:
Starts: Now! Closes: Midnight (EDT) Saturday 27th June.

Winners:
Will be selected from the entries by a panel of judges.

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Monday Night Madness Very Fishey
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Monday Night Madness Very Fishey ~

Tonight the MOA Monday Night Madness Crew took things outside of ice castle and onto the docks. Always up to something new they held a net toss and what a toss it was. I pulled myself away from Tokuno to attend this event and I am glad I did.




During the sea creature uprise I noticed MOA members Walter O'Dim, Great William and Baily dropping nets and ressing the dead. Patrons were not the only ones to experience death of the satly water kind. The corpse and ghost of Bailey could be seen. Rumor has it that it was one of her guild mates that made her see the world in gray not a big scarey fish or two.



Below are a few more screenshots from this event.
Thanks to the Monday Night Crew and MOA....see you soon.













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Negotiating For A King's Grace Or Britannian Hegemony?
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Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009, 9:35 PM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
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Negotiating For A King’s Grace Or Imperial Hegemony?
By Joshua Harper, Baja Stratics Reporter
Sunday June 21st, 2009


“From this day onwards, I declare that all kingdom-states that have propped up within the boundaries of Britannia will dissolve. The leaders of these kingdoms will declare fealty to the throne.
Let it Dawn upon you that rebellion will not be tolerated.”
- King Casca of Britannia,
Ascension Speech. January 17th




Greetings, Britannians.

As I’m sure many of you have already been made aware, last evening saw the gathered representatives of no less than four sovereign nations and six autonomous colonies come together to assert their right to independence and self-determination before the High Court of Pax Britannia.

I must admit that despite the clever but arguably presumptuous game of smoke and mirrors performed by the Lord Emissary of Britannia, the negotiations were truly a sight to behold; for they were the culmination of more than six months of private confrontations and very public saber-rattling between our government and that of our economic and military rivals throughout the Five Worlds. Alas, not since the Second War of Darkness have so many of Sosaria’s governors and monarchs gathered together in one place united in a common cause; although this time it would not be the Queen of Darkness and her Undead General whom these free and self-reliant states would be faced with. No, this was an evening that for better or for worse, shall in all likelihood determine the future of our realm for many long and arduous years to come.

Of course our story does not begin with last evening’s negotiations, but with the ascension of Lord Casca of Heartwood to the Throne of Our Lost King more than six months anon.



In a widely unpopular move that has left even the most ardent loyalist factions with serious and very troubling questions, our new king’s first act as sitting monarch was not to declare war upon the draconian-led armies that continued to ravage our war-town cities, nor was it to order a long overdue investigation into the malady that plagued thousands of our helpless citizens. No, Casca’s first act as King was to demand that all independent kingdoms and self-governing statehoods immediately dissolve and swear fealty to the Kingdom of Britannia and its Reigning Monarch.

The infamous proclamation speech continued to be held as a source of contention and controversy for the new monarch for months to come, and it would not end there. When confronted by the Grand Duchess and Acting Regent of the Kingdom of Dawn about his right to demand their loyalty and subservience, Lord Casca flew into a fit of rage and proclaimed that the blood of the Dawnites will be upon her hands for her failure to submit to his rule; and no amount of back-peddling or sweet talk by his emissaries could erase that from the mind of those in attendance.

It was a troubling time for the Britannians and their neighbors. It led the Kingdom of Dawn, a nation that has historically aided the Britannian Kingdom in times of both war and famine, to begin fortifying their southern passes and formally cut economic ties to their once close friend and ally. It saw Heaven’s Forge, governed by Lady Oriana (who continues to wear the Sash of a Royal Britannian Guard proudly to this day), formally announce her town’s secession from our nation in disgust. It was even rumored to have forced ancient enemies and historic rivals to begin negotiating treaties of mutual aid in the event of an invasion by the Britannian Legions, in an event known as the Mage Tower Summit. Of course, the story behind these rumors has yet to be independently verified and therefore will not be further discussed at this time.

The Crown has since made some feeble attempts to pacify the leaders of these shocked and enraged statehoods by offering to hear their claims of independence in an open court and determine if such claims have any merit based on historical precedent; or as was so keenly proven last evening, to determine what states would be most politically advantageous to Britannian Monarchy. Nevertheless, The Crown failed to host such a summit or to receive the ambassadors of any independent state or colony for almost five months following this formal announcement.

That would all change a fortnight ago, when Lord Emissary Saius of the Kingdom of Britannia announced that the trial would be held shortly and that all independent states must submit their ambassadors if they wished to challenge Lord Casca’s Right to Govern.

On Saturday Afternoon, the representatives of several nations and colonies gathered in the farming community of West Britanny for the Independent Kingdom’s Summit. In attendance was Grand Duchess WildStar the Benevolent, representing the Kingdom of Dawn and the Village of Avalon; Emissariat Lucic of the Ordo Malleus Maleficarum of Luna, representing Balsall Monastery and the Village of Ravenshire; Super Ken of the Cartel Faction, representing Horseshoe Island; Governess Oriana of the Almost Famous Knights, representing the Town of Heaven’s Forge; Heiress-Presumptive Magdalena of Queen Shieba’s Alliance, representing the Queendom Stronghold and its holdings within the Samlethe; Dark Lady Cymidei Fier of House Fier, to represent the Dark Tower, the Village of New Scythe, and the City of Wind; and Baron Sleath Von Darkmor of the Dark Tower, representing the Barony of Darkmor on the shores of Locke Lake. Anya, a well-respected member of the Gypsy Clan’s of Sosaria was also in attendance, but the High Court refused to hear their claims for independence.



Lord Emissary Saius arrived shortly afterwards, and proclaimed that he had been given the authority to determine the ultimate standing of each independent state and colony in respect to the Kingdom of Britannia.



It was a clever and presumptuous ruse, for if anyone spoke out in defiance of his claim could be painted as a troublemaker who sought nothing more than to stir up the sparks of war; while remaining quiet would concede his right to judge. As expected, Lord Casca was no where to be found. The summit proceeded as scheduled, with minimal interruptions until the very end of the trial, when the spectators began to riot within the tent.

An underlying but little spoken theme that would prevail throughout the minds of many of the gathered representatives and their audience was not merely the question of independence and self-determination for the various political and economic entities in question – whether or not they had even been a part of Lord British’s Realm – but the question of Britannian Hegemony itself. One might wonder, what right does the Britannian Crown have to assert itself over the various political entities throughout the Five Worlds? Does technological and military superiority give the Britannian Kingdom a viable mandate to pursue what has become an increasingly expansionistic and imperial policy in regards to its neighboring states.

As many of you have recently heard, Lord Casca has ordered that thousands of our soldiers and knights be deployed to the Empire of Zento in what is said to be an attempt to aid the overtaxed feudal shogunate. Britannian treasure hunters and thrill-seekers had already begun making preparations to venture to the realm, so why is Lord Casca sending so many of our warriors as well? Of course, one must really wonder, when you look about the streets and see Britannian faces upon the shopkeepers while the native Tokunonans are forced to wander the streets and back alleys behind Zento. Casca also seems to have designs on Malas, which has been independent since long before the Rise of Mondain.



Will nothing satiate his lust for land and power?



Below, I shall describe the nature of each kingdom and the verdict passed by Lord Emissary Saius of the Kingdom of Britannia. I caution that despite his verdict, many of these kingdoms have not changed their stance regarding their individual claims of independence.

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EMs Discuss Upcoming Events, PvP Arena At Meet and Greet, June 21
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Meet & Greet With
EM Kasaven & EM Cernunnos
Sunday, June 21

EM Kasaven announced: 'I have spoken with Robert of the Royal Guard, and he will need many of you for an expedition next week.  As I hear more, I will inform you all.'

He also informed those present that due to the Treasures of Tokuno III going on right now 'Owain's discovery will be put on hold until next month.  But keep an eye out for books and updates on that early next month.'

EM Cernunnos asked:  'Anyone have ideas for the next Story Night?'

Katherine Elle inquired about the Golden Flower and Sand of Compassion that are on display at the EM Hall.

 

EM Kasaven explained, 'Hmmm, the sand of compassion was a mysterious discovery ... I was in Dungeon Doom, the Gauntlet and I happened to rest my arm up against the wall and, to my amazement, it passed right through.  I looked on and all I saw in front of me was blackness.  Curiously, I stepped through the wall, I tested the ground underfoot, though nothing was there, it held me so I continued on until I came to a large room.

In it I saw a man, I cannot recall his name, but he wore the clothes of a merchant.  Hunched over his body was Alaz'in the Dark Father. I drew my blade as quickly as I could, though I knew I was not a match for the Dark Father by myself, I did the best I could to lure him away, back through the dark, dank hallway where he lost sight of me.  As quickly as I could, I returned to the merchant. He was greatly injured. I carried him on my back, teleported past the dark father into another room with a healer and vast treasures.

I spoke with the healer, the merchant's wounds were great, but we laid him down and bandaged him best we could.  He awoke a day later. I spoke with him and he thanked me and said, "For your great compassion, I will give you this sand. Do not lose it, it has great power and great purpose."

I shrugged and placed it into my coin-sack. I decided to put it on display in case others might know its uses. The merchant would not tell me its uses other than I would know the time to use it.

The Golden Flower, I am afraid I do not know its origin.  It grew in a vast, green acre where only Cern and I may travel.  I picked it and preserved it, hoping to put its beauty on display here. It seems as if it was planted some time ago.

EM Cernunnos:  That might belong to someone ... or something.  There is a rumor of a terrible monster in those lands.

EM Kasaven: Indeed, the last object I placed there brought us nothing but trouble ... the still-lost Treatise. Which almost lead to Owain's undoing.

Another item you may not have noticed that is a recent addition to the hall ... Outside an ancient moss grows. It has been some time since I've seen a plant which radiated such an aura. I know not where it came from. It is an odd thing, the nigh Owain had his vision, which by the way we suspect was about Relvinian, if any remember the name ...

Katherine Elle:  The mad mage!

EM Kasaven:  Indeed, we knew him quite well at one time, one of the first to be titled 'grand master'. He disappeared some time ago, into dust and darkness. But due to the location Owain saw, the hedge maze (which Relvinian was said to have constructed), and that demons rose from the ground, we believe he may still be alive ... or worse ... undead. How that connects with the moss, though ... Owain slept outside between the two saddles for nigh on two days while he had his vision. When he arose, sweat-covered and pale as Anne's skirt, the moss covered his entire body

and strapped him to the side of the counselor's hall.  When he tried to free himself, the moss simply 'released' him and stuck itself to the ground.

He tried to take a sample to study, but it is quite immovable, and, even more amazing, harder than blackrock! I just hope it does not encase the entire hall before it is through.  What theurgy brought it here, though, I do not know.

(At this point a debate about the hardness and durability of blackrock ensued ... it was decided that valorite was a better comparison for the Ancient Moss.)

Either way, it is quite a mystery.

EM Cernunnos:  I think it's an improvement. This hall doesn't have enough plants as it is.

(EM Kasaven then noticed Ann Nomilly's white skirt is a 'Green Skirt'.  After thinking aloud he would like a skirt like Anne's, EM Kasaven added, 'Not to wear, of course!' and returned his attention EM Cernunnos' comment about the lack of plants at the hall.)

EM Kasaven: Aye, we could use a few plants I'm certain, Cern, which is one reason I brought the flower, though it is not as verdant as most plant life.

EM Cernunnos:  All that talk about Relvinian reminded me there's a mage I'd met with similar aspirations. However, it wasn't that daemons would serve us, as we all know how that idea ends. But instead, that humans could be served by taming the mighty mongbat.  You might all laugh at such an idea, but I think there may be something to it.

In any case, I'd recommend you all go get yourselves one. Tame one yourself or buy one ... They're really the next big thing.  Anyway, I just feel like this is a great idea.  I'm buying one from Honest Ed's Mongbat Emporium.

(When asked if he would recommend a normal mongbat or a greater mongbat, EM Cernunnos advised, 'Whatever you think you can handle.') 

You'd be convinced, too, if you'd heard this guy.

 

EM Cernunnos: Story Night Number Three! Let's set if for Thursday, July 9. The subject will be announced when the book is set out.

EM Kasaven captured our attention with he asked, 'How many of you here go to Fel??'

If you brave it, check out the PvP Arena ... It is not quite finished, but just about. Any feedback (click here for for feedback form on EM website) on it would be great.

To access the arena, go to Felucca Britain, this exact spot (counselor hall) and there will be a white vortex outside the hall.  When you step through, walk a bit northwest along the path, and keep in mind the Fel ruleset. * jokingly * I will be waiting there to PK you. * chuckles * The house is public, so anyone can be there, so obviously insure your things. Some PvP events should start next month.

Check out the arena, there are a few 'interesting' items about. As I said, remember it is Fel ruleset, no guard zone, but you can run inside the house if someone flags on you, and they can't enter.

(At the current time, there is not a stablemaster nor a permanent healer at the arena, however EM Kasaven is checking into having those added.)

Probably the first set of fights would be full template. I hope to get some pure mage type duels set up as well, if there is a demand for it ... but all of that is up to you guys. (Dueling is) always good fun, so don't be afraid to get your hands dirty even if you are a bit of a novice.

No fighting takes place outside of the two fighters on the dueling floor. If someone violates that, they'll get the boot immediately.

Spectators also welcome. I'll be snooping all spectators ... no wands, talismans, explo/conflag pots ... anything that can subtly or overtly interrupt or ruin the fight.

The meet and greet concluded with Scarst asking the EMs if they'd any good books lately.  EM Cernunnos has been reading 'Rant', and EM Kasaven is currently re-reading 'The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever', while awaiting the last book of the saga which still has another year.

EM Cernunnos then asked if we'd like to head to Tokuno where he was hoping to find the ruins of the Empress' lost tavern ship.

EM l33t Gear

 

Off we went to the  Tokuno Sleeping Dragon spawn area:

Thank you, EM Kasaven and EM Cernunnos!

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Standard Recruit Test Results
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Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009, 6:44 PM EDT by Ceno of MT (Baja)
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Standard Recruit Test Results

Monday, June 22, 2009
By EMSeppo

Hail, the first S.R.T. was held this past Sunday afternoon. During the test, the recruits were led by corporal Brackus. It was a great success and all the recruits participating were able to pass it with flying colors.

The first part of the test saw the recruits undergoing a parade test, where they were also tested on their knowledge of tactical commands/orders. The second part of the test required the recruits to overcome some bizarre challenges in the form of some exotic creatures. At this, we met the beastmaster of the necromancer arena who was awaiting the town guards, in her words “Fresh meat (for her beasts)”.

At the end of it, I promoted all of the participating recruits to the position of Town guards. As you might have known, they have already been fulfilling their duties valiantly.

I look forward to more recruits taking the S.R.T. in the future. If you or anyone else were to be interested in joining the town guards, please contact corporal Brackus or one of the town guards to find out more information.

With strength and honor,

Captain Nystad

Names of recruits who were promoted:

1) Sphinx 2) Ric Flair 3) Highlander 4) Euterpe 5) Yalp 6) Urlik Fangborne

Notes:

1) A big shout out to EM Eira of Sonoma for playing the beastmaster at the Necromancer’s Arena.

2) The screenshots of the day have been uploaded in this album. As you can see it was a job well done!

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Suggested Reading.
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Shelby pens first public works!

It would seem the heir to Clainin's legacy, Shelby, has compiled both the report filed by Captain of the Royal Guard, Kaden Marsten and forwarded the personal notes of Clainin himself! This new manuscript,Observations of the Shard, a Chronicle of the Remains of the Gem of Immortality, can be found on the floor of Castle British's main hall, and includes some of our Royal Thaumaturgist's own notations. Enjoy your reading, Sosaria Prevails.

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ToT Part III Causing Much Death
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Treasures of Tokuno Part Three Causing Much death ~


With ToT back the screenshots are pouring in so there may be many Obituary Columns in the next few weeks to come.

OBIT COLUMN ~ MID-JUNE






Armand


Bailey Bugs


Beethovan




Black Dove






Cyric Truesilver


Damien Avatar


Dillweed


Draku






Galen


Girly Girl




Jazz Butcher dead 2 times





Katra










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Interview With An Event Moderator: Kanmare Edition
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Posted on Sunday, June 21, 2009, 6:36 PM EDT by Cear Dallben Dragon (Atlantic)
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Interview with an Event Moderator: Kanmare Edition

 

 Who are the different characters that you play and how do they
connect with each other?

I have three characters that I play, although only two are known at this time. Corastine Evanir is a Priestess of Truth. She was trained in Luna and now resides in the Hall in Britain.
Barra Linath is an exile of Heartwood and a drow elf. She lives in Buc's Den in Felucca, although she is also seen around Zento as she was trained by the ninja there. She knows Kaden Marsden and dislikes him intensely.
Both of their character histories have been posted previously on stratics :) We were asked to give you an idea of who they were *smiles*

Can we bribe you to blow up Luna? If yes, will 3000M gold
suffice?

hehe I am well aware of everyone wanting Luna blown up! We will have to speak to Mesanna I think.. dev's have all the power *grins*
as to the bribe.. sorry - totally incorruptible. Although more than happy to do so free of charge!

Tomas is a well-known Elf hater. What is your opinion of the
Elven kind? Do you find their ears too pointy as well?

Well I play one..
My only problem with elves is how they fit into Ultima... I like the sound of the gargoyles from SA better to be honest. Now if we could have dragons as a player race life would be perfect hehe *thinks she will be dreaming that one for a long time to come*

 Are you versed with the history of Atlantic? Can we expect to
see any attempts to at least acknowledge, if not rejuvenate, some of the
things long lost?
If so, can you share some details?

The first thing I did when I found out I was assigned to Atlantic was read as much as I could of the shard history :) As soon as I was allowed out of the hall I also went to visit many of the old seer built places. I would like to acknowledge that Atlantic has a full and rich history (it is the oldest shard after all) and I would be happy to work with you to rejuvenate anything you would like to see come back to life. I approach this with caution however, as I also have a great deal of respect for that past and would have it preserved in the spirit it was intended to be if that makes sense. I am open to suggestions as to how I can help in this regard. My email is at the bottom of this post.

Like with seers on Asian shards, can we expect to see a drive
by you to bring players back to West Britain Bank?

I would say that it is not up to me where people choose to be.. I am happy to encourage a greater presence at WBB if people would like me to :) I have a few ideas how this could be achieved *grins*

What is your home shard, and what do you think of atlantic's
community?

I can't answer the home shard one.. *remains shrouded in mystery*
Atlantic as a community I find to be vital and strong. I have found everyone to be more than helpful and also very welcoming :) My thanks to everyone for their assistance settling into my new home *smiles*

How long in general have you played Ultima Online?
A long time.. ten years now.

Have you ever played any of the older Ultima Games?
Aye I have :) I have also been a member of UDIC for some years now ;)
Cear: Me too! Im Armageddon Dragon and Cear Dragon on the roster.

What do you think of your job as Event Moderator. Easy? Hard?
Fun to do?

I love EMing *grins* I would very gladly make it a full time occupation if I could. It is easy sometimes.. hard sometimes and always fun :) I like how it keeps you thinking on your feet. The thing about roleplay is it is spontaneous.. you never know what people are going to respond with and how you need to react. I have changed a whole event (mid flight so to speak) based on a stray comment from someone that triggered off an idea that was better than the one we were running with. For a small example.. Bob, Casca's herald was telling people he had to go to Fel for the speech on Sunday and was told that bad things happen there. So for the Fel speech he gained a suit of borrowed rusty armor and trembled (clanking noisily I might add) every time someone spoke to him. Also many of the plot kind of things I like to write I plan for several outcomes and players dictate which one happens based on what they do in the story.

Will we ever see one of you two play a darker role?
Of course. The best roleplay has to have conflict.

Any insight you can give as to what the EM program will bring
in the future?

The future.. well.. hmm.. the limit is what we can come up with - thats us as a team and your ideas and input as well. You are more than welcome to email me if you have any ideas, comments or suggestions: [email protected].

 What is your favorite Ultima Lore subject? Why?
I always liked Stones..anyone who can play so well has my vote ;) I am a sucker for a good story.
Cear: I play it on a 12 string :)

 Do you believe you embody any particular Virtue System Virtue?
I love the Virtues as a system but people are pretty complex individuals.. there is something of all of them in us and something of their opposites as well. While I would like to say I embody the Virtues.. as I do try to be a good person.. I would hesitate to proclaim myself a master in any of them.

Do you have a particular liking to any items or clothing in Ultima?
Well I do have a particular fondness for verite plate with close helm, slightly darker green cloak.. but I am biased ;) Someone special to me wears that kind of outfit *grins*

Favorite city and why.
Moonglow was always my hang out of choice :) I am not sure exactly why..I did have a small house on the coast on my play shard at one stage (not now).

Favorite Facet and why.
I still have to say Felucca.. I am not (nor ever have been) the best pvper in the world.. but I always preferred living in Fel. Mostly because we can dispense our own Justice there.. or at least try to hehe. I am good enough to hunt the kind of noobs who would hunt defenseless miners.

What would you like to see introduced to UO?
I am currently very much looking forward to the SA expansion. With our contact to the dev team, I can very honestly say I have a much better understanding of how much work it takes to make these expansions and a very great respect for the work they do.

 Which do you prefer, Order or Chaos?
Order.. although I work more with managing Chaos *grins*

What are their favorite Character to play when they play UO on their normal time.

My favorite would have to be the eldest. She is a smith, who always wanted to be a paladin.. according to her history, she grew up in Minoc, eldest daughter (family of five naturally) of a miner. She was the son he never had and he passed on all the secrets of his trade to her. When she was in her mid to late teens, her parents were killed by an invasion leaving her to raise her sisters. When they were old enough, she saw them all onto the paths they had chosen then made her own way in the world the best she knew how. She saddled her pack horse and travelled extensively (mined practically every cave in Felucca - I wanted to see the world not hang in Minoc til I GMed). A friend of hers spoke to her of Virtue and service and she joined a guild, becoming their smith and of course a paladin in her own right. In days of old when Knights were bold she was in a guild on Atlantic (long before they were a playing class of course) and later moved on to different climes. Sadly, the guild is no more. They were a wonderful group of people though, who tried very hard to follow the Virtues in life as well as in the game. I have to say I have met the best friends I have in this game *smiles*

Your funniest UO Moment?
This would have been back in 2000 or so. A friend of mine and budding rares collector had found a server birth mushroom on a vendor for the low low price of 60k! Now I don't know if you remember how long that would take to hunt with characters not GMed (with craft skills incorporated into their build) and of course, much less loot than now...We hunted all night, the two of us, with me giggling at the keyboard when I thought about how much effort we were putting in for a mushroom! I also remember him waiting for the few minutes before server down one nervous time.. to find out if it could be eaten or not!

 When is Clanins memorial going to be decorated?
It has been started :) The next phase is the statues expansion to include any guilds who wish to donate. Listen for my announcement after the events this weekend :)

Is it possible for you to place teleporters at trammel britain moongate to trammel britain bank?or is that more of a Developer issue?
I will pass that on to Mesanna and see what she says :)

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Counterattack on Dungeons Leaves Lingering Questions!
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Posted on Sunday, June 21, 2009, 6:25 PM EDT by Nh'bdy (Atlantic)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<

Visions

Historically the dungeons of Covetous, Deceit, Despise, Destard, Hyloth, Shame, Wrong and even Doom have been a place of peril and possibility. Great riches and great pain walked hand in hand within the realm of Ifs and buts, but on this day they were host to a new group of foes.

The events began with a rash of ponderous night terrors the Priestess Coranstine had been suffering from. As the populous is aware it was been a time of turmoil for the for the third estate of Britannia as of late, with the calls of the Crimson Hordes still echoing, and the wounds left from Clainin's end still fresh, it came as no surprise that the visions were but a precursor to more bloodshed, but as the citizens of Britain have time and time again proved, they are more than willing to shed blood.

After the arrival of Kaden Marsten, Captain of the Britanian Guard, and the, if not belated, arrival of Clainin's replacement, Shelly the Novice, it was decided the gathering should make for the Dungeon Doom on the Malas Facet to investigate. The findings were peculiar even for that area, eight nude bodies covered in fresh blood, and a large crystal globe swirling and barking with a foreign energy. A short report to Shelly provided the force with a goal, to investigate each of the traditional Anti Virtue dungeons, and if need be, cleanse them of any odd creatures.

Violence

The gathering made for the Dungeon Covetous where a new threat was encountered. The Spawn of Averice, a ponderous gaunt ethereal figure resembling a mummy. The creature placed a peculiar musical instrument to it's rotting lips and the battle began, after a short exchange the force pulled out, returning to the Castle British.

The following is an account of the battles and creatures encountered during the campaign, for the sake of brevity. Despise, a ponderous ethereal ogre who seemed to have an accord with the ratmen, calling it's self Tainted Love. In the halls of Deceit an odd ethereal lich calling it's self White Lies. In the cavernous dungeon Destard, an ethereal dragon referred too as Coward's Bane. On the Isle of Fire, within Hythloth, a gargish fiend possessing the qualities of a spider claiming to be Pride's Fall. In a return to Covetous, The Spawn of Averice met it's end. In the small corridor of Wrong a peach colored Mystic Llama Herder claiming to be known only as Jury Duty lasted for some hours before finally being brought to justice. Shame hosted the quarrel against an Ethereal Gazer known only as Failed Truth. After yet another return to Shelly the origins of the assault, Doom, acted as host for the climactic battle against an Ethereal Skeletal Dragon deemed Atheist. On returning to the Castle there was only a lantern informing the force to return on the 22nd promptly at Six.

During the battle two mysterious figures made their presence known. A ghostly robed woman who took great distress in the destruction of the creatures, and spoke of a role of servitude to a master. A strange knight wearing an entire plate mail suit commented to appear to have been crafted from the volatile and dangerous substance known as Blackrock, seated atop a dark steed. Perhaps the most entrancing happening of all was the items recovered from the monsters, dark blue crystals that can only be assumed to be receivers matching the transmitters situated outside the dungeons, almost surely linked to the peculiar dark energy surrounding the day's events.

Victory

For every success and answer of the day, a multitude of questions seems to have been spawned. It is the acute hope of this reporter that no loss of life or serious loss of equipment was suffered today, and while the adventures can "safely" delve into the dungeons once more, that a state of caution and vigilance be taken by Britannia as a whole. Goodnight and good luck, Sosaria prevails.

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Naked Dungeon Recovery Expedition
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Posted on Sunday, June 21, 2009, 4:05 PM EDT by Lady Mana (NapaValley)
Please hold on to your seats... we have an announcement from EM Fiorella herself! What's more, it's a proclamation for her very first event here on Napa Valley! Read on for details:

Please join EM Sangria and I for our first official event. We'll be meeting everyone at the West Brit Bank on June 28th at 3 PM PST. You guessed it by the title, this will be a Naked Dungeon Crawl, but with a twist that will be announced at the time of this event. Few quick rules I can tell you... Regs, bandages and one weapon of persons skill level will be allowed, tamers: no dragon-kin, rune beetle's, dreadmares or cu's.

So please join us, we look forward to a lot of fun and death!!

EM Fiorella
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Summerfest Event - Design a BBQ Pit for Great Lakes
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Posted on Saturday, June 20, 2009, 8:56 PM EDT by Martyna Zmuir (GreatLakes)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<

This just in from Great Lake's EM Malachi...

South of Britain, around the bay, there exists a solitary and quiet beach at 21o26'S11o48'E. This summer, that will change...

Rules:
1. A picture of the beach can be found here on the Great Lakes EM site
2. If you wish to enter, Add various UO graphics either from in-game or Inside UO to the picture so that it looks like a BBQ pit and picnic area.
3. Sent your entries to [email protected] on or before Sunday June 28th at midnight CST.
4. One winning entry will be chosen.
5. We reserve the right to modify winning entry to follow other rules we may need to follow.
6. Email us any questions you have.
7. Checkout http://greatlakes.uoem.net for updates and other event information!

BBQ Beach

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Greetings All Citizens of Britannia
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Posted on Saturday, June 20, 2009, 8:34 AM EDT by Andrasta (Atlantic)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<Written on a scroll in a practiced, flowing script, the following is delivered to you by a man dressed in brown slacks and with similar colored hair, cropped short since Britannia last saw him.

He bears a purple sash, grandly embellished with "Royal Herald of Britannia" which he fingers every now and then as if absurdly proud of it. "I am instructed" he says, "to see that this message is delivered directly to your hand.

Councilor Shelby requires that it meets the ears and eyes of the populace as soon as is practicable. Serious matters appear to be afoot!" on the scroll, bearing the wax impression of a Council missive, appears the following:



Greetings All Citizens of Britannia.


I write this missive to you, as the duly appointed Royal Thaumaturgist to the Throne of Britannia. In this role, I would like to inform you that I require the presence of all Royal Guards and volunteers of the realm. I have received a troubling report from Corastine that we need to look into with all haste. As all are no doubt aware, Priestess' are somewhat prescient in matters, some of us are merely bystanders to. It seems in this case, that the mysteries are giving her little option but to listen. Her report is enclosed below.

Your servant,
Shelby, Royal Thaumaturgist and Member of the Royal Council.



Report received:


It is the same every night.. please help me sleep or make it go away..I have tried everything.. something is trying to tell me something but apart from being terrified and bone weary I have no idea what is going on.

"It is done." The black knight removed his helmet and glanced around at the eight robed and hooded figures surrounding him, each holding a dark crystal ball. The dead sacrifices needed for their making lay at their feet and each crystal ball gleamed blackly, the hands of the hooded ones covered in their blood. As the blood pooled around their bare feet, they all screamed in unison.. the sound conveying the complete satisfaction and malice of a job complete.

"Now go," he commanded. "Fulfill thine purpose." The eight creatures each said a different word and the crystal balls vanished. Then they bowed to him in one movement and vanished into the rooms dark shadows.

Leaving it a few minutes to be sure the creatures has in fact left him, the knight slumped to the ground in front of the central crystal left behind. These books never told you the price you would pay, he reflected. He hefted the heavy tome and put it inside his pack. He could feel the main crystal start to tingle and then start to grow in strength as each of the eight was activated. Despite the bone crushing weariness, he could not help but feel energized by the power he had created. Let it begin! Finally, years of preparation and practice would come to fruition. Leaving the denizens of the place to clean up the mess, he also vacated the place and returned to the safety of his lair. He had just enough energy to secure the book before he passed out.

As he passes out, I awake screaming! The horror, the pain.. I don't know what to do. I thought you might be able to make a potion? Help me sleep and the dreams go away?

Corastine Evanir, Priestess of Truth.




Meet at Castle British 3 pm EST, Sunday and we will get to the truth of this matter. If you wish to read more - check out the EM Official Website.

Cora has some blog entries and the event schedule and so forth is being posted there. In game announcement will begin soon.

Submitted by EM Kanmare
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Book of Timelessness
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Posted on Friday, June 19, 2009, 9:18 PM EDT by Sara of Baja (Origin)
from UO - Origin Events

Fiction: Book of Timelessness
Posted By EMLaurana on June 19, 2009

Donal the Monk, a human, was very keen on maintaining a peaceful alignment with the gargoyle race. He felt that humans could live even more prosperous lives combining aspects of both the human principles of Truth, Love, and Courage, and the gargoyle’s principles of Control, Passion, and Diligence. The gargoyles displayed a devotion to task and trade that was lacking in many humans, and though as a monk he felt enlightened himself, he thought it his role to enlighten those deemed capable of integrating these additional principles in their lives.

Donal was working on a collection of wisdom called the “Book of Timelessness.” This book represented the gargoyle principles found in the Book of Circles, combined with the human principles. It was a work in progress, containing teachings that would help those familiar with the human principles to explore the gargoyle principles.

Many gargoyles were cooperative with Donal’s peacemaking efforts, but some misunderstood the monk’s intentions. Donal has learned from young Raelyn McKie that there is an aggressive gargoyle in the woods. The area surrounding the Abbey is one of a peaceful relationship between the gargoyles and humans, so Donal is confused by the aggression.

Your task will be to aid Donal the Monk in sorting out this misunderstanding.

 Meet at the Counselor’s Hall in Britain, Trammel for further details.

 Book of Timelessness Event
(PvM event, Trammel-based)

Saturday, June 27th at 5pm Pacific, 6:00pm Mountain, 7:00pm Central, 8:00pm Eastern, 4:00pm Alaska, 2:00am Sunday in France.

All fighting styles welcome! Be sure to make sure your insurance coffer is full


 To catch up on the previous fiction, check out these biographies:

Taryn Sullivan’s Biography

Raelyn McKie’s Biography

 
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Standard Recruit Test
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Posted on Friday, June 19, 2009, 7:39 PM EDT by Sara of Baja (Baja)
from goldenbrewtavern.com

Standard Recruit Test

Friday, June 19, 2009
By EMSeppo

Hail Citizens,

I am proud to announce that the first batch of town guards will be attempting their Standard Recruit Test (S.R.T.) this coming Sunday (June 21st). The town guards have come a long way since their very humble beginnings and this will mark a watershed event in the regiment's history thus far. The S.R.T., although scaled back in its complexity, is designed to test how well a recruit is able to work within a unit. Do not fret if you are unable to attend or pass as there will be more dates in the future.

Be sure to attend to support the town guards! If you are interested in joining the town guards, please talk with Brackus or any of the recruits. They can be identified with their distinct uniforms.

 Schedule of the day

1) Parade skill test (3:00 PST to 3:30 PST)
2) Unit combat test (3:40 PST to 4:15 PST)

 A town guard recruit that has been qualified to take their S.R.T. is welcome to join either of the two tests, if they are not able to attend both. The corporal is planning to hold a practice drill before the S.R.T. – if you are a qualified recruit planning to take the then then you should look into attending this.

 We will meet in front of the town guard headquarters. If you come late keep an eye out for a gate or marked rune.

 

*salutes*

Captain Nystad

Related articles:

1) A guide to town guard rank structure

2) Town guard headquarters

3) Town guard orders

 
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Invitation from EM Kasaven and EM Cernunnos
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Posted on Friday, June 19, 2009, 5:53 PM EDT by Vallend (Catskills)
from EM Kasaven and EM Cernunnos' website

“Lets get together and chat”
– Sunday, June 21, 8 p.m. @ Counselor’s Hall


by Kasaven

You’ve already met us, so lets discuss some things planned for Cat’s future. Come with questions, concerns, or open ears.

Sunday, June 21, 8 p.m. @ Counselor’s Hall

Both Cern and I will be in attendance.
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Gargish Dictionary
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Posted on Friday, June 19, 2009, 1:02 PM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

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Gargish Dictionary

Chrissay Zeeman
19 Jun 2009 14:53:50 EST

It's time to brush up on your gargish before Stygian Abyss Launches! You can do so now with the Gargish Dictionary. It's located in the playguide and separated in alphabetical order. We've added an "English to Gargish" section and a "Gargish to English" section. To get to the Playguide click the button on the left navigation bar or just click here .

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Treasures of Tokuno III
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Posted on Friday, June 19, 2009, 12:58 PM EDT by Avenhar (CommunityNews)

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Treasures of Tokuno III

Chrissay Zeeman

19 Jun 2009 14:32:17 EST


From the depths of storm-tossed seas shrouded in an unending mist rises an event of epic proportions: the Treasures of Tokuno return!


Seek out the lost wealth of the Empire across verdant field, icy wasteland, and within the darkest recesses of dungeons most foul! This rare event yields the most extraordinary of rewards for those who dare step forward to heed the call.


All New Features:


  • 10 completely new rare dyes of dazzling hues
  • A special minor artifact: “Leurocian’s Mempo of Fortune”


Rewards

New Items


Pigments of Tokuno (minor)


  • Fresh Peach
  • Silver
  • Deep Brown
  • Burnt Brown
  • Light Green
  • Rose
  • Pale Blue
  • Noble Gold
  • Pale Orange
  • Chaos Blue




Leurocian's Fortune Mempo



  • Mana Regenration 1
  • Luck 300
  • Physical Resist 15%
  • Fire Resist 10%
  • Cold Resist 10%
  • Poison Resist 10%
  • Energy Resist 15%


Weapons

Peasant's Bokuto (Bokuto)


  • Self Repair 3
  • Snake Slayer
  • Swing Speed Increase 10%
  • Damage Increase 35%
  • Hit Lower Defense 30%
  • Exiler (Tetsubo)



Demon Slayer

  • Hit Dispel 33%
  • Swing Speed Increase 20%
  • Damage Increase 40%
  • 100% Energy Weapon


Dragon Nunchaku (Nunchaku)


  • Self Repair 3
  • Hit Fireball 50%
  • Damage Increase 40%
  • Swing Speed Increase 20%
  • Fire Resist 5%


The Destroyer (No-Dachi)


  • Strength 6
  • Hit Chance Increase 10%
  • Damage Increase 50%
  • Hit Stamina Leech 40%


Pilfered Dancer Fans (Tessen)


  • Spell Channeling (no Penalty)
  • Faster Cast Recovery 2
  • Swing Speed Increase 20%
  • Damage Increase 20%
  • Defense Chance Increase 5%


Demon Forks (Sai)


  • Defense Chance Increase 10%
  • Reflect Physicial Damage 10%
  • Damage Increase 35%
  • Fire Resist 10%
  • Poison Resist 10%


Hanzo's Bow (Yumi)


  • Self Repair 3
  • Ninjitsu +10
  • Damage Increase 50%
  • Hit Life Leech 40%


Sword of Prosperity (daisho)


  • Luck 200
  • Mage Weapon -0
  • Spell Channeling
  • Faster Casting 1
  • 100% Fire Damage


Sword of the Stampede (no-dachi)


  • Cold Damage 100%
  • Hit Harm 100%
  • Hit Chance 10%
  • Damage Increase 60%


Wind's Edge (tessen)


  • 100% Energy Damage
  • 50% Swing Speed Increase
  • 50% Damage Increase
  • 40% Mana Leech
  • +10% Defence Chance Increase


Darkened Sky (kama)


  • 50% Cold Damage
  • 50% Energy Damage
  • Swing Speed Increase 25%
  • Damage Increase 50%
  • Hit Lightning 60%


The Horselord (yumi)


  • Elemental Slayer
  • Reptile Slayer
  • Luck 125
  • Mana Regen 1
  • Damage Increase 50%
  • Dexterity Bonus 5



Armor

Black Lotus Hood (Cloth Ninja Hood)


  • Self Repair 5
  • Hit Chance Increase 6%
  • Lower Mana Cost 6
  • Cold Resist +6%
  • Fire Resist +6%
  • Energy Resist +6%
  • Poison Resist +6%


Daimyo’s Helm (Platemail Battle Kabuto)


  • Self Repair 3
  • 10% Swing Speed Increase
  • Mage Armor
  • +8 Cold Resist
  • Lower Requirements


Arms of Tactical Excellence (Leather Hiro Sode)


  • Tactics +12
  • Dexterity 5
  • Cold Resist +10%
  • Fire Resist +5%
  • Poison Resist +5%


Ancient Farmer’s Kasa (Kasa)


  • +5 Animal Lore
  • +5 Strength
  • +5 Stamina
  • Stamina Regeneration 5
  • Cold Resist +10%


Gloves of the Sun (Ninja Leather Mitts)


  • Night Sight
  • Hit Point Regeneration 2
  • Lower Mana Cost 5
  • Fire Resist +20%
  • Lower Reagent Cost 18%


Legs of Stability (Platemail Suneate)


  • Self Repair 3
  • Physical Resist +15%
  • Poison Resist +15%
  • Stamina Increase 5
  • Mage Armor
  • Lower Requirements


Ancient Samurai Do (Platemail Do)


  • Physicial Resist +10%
  • Fire Resist +9%
  • Cold Resist +8%
  • Poison Resist +8%
  • Energy Resist 6%
  • Parry +10
  • Mage Armor
  • Lower Requirements


Rune Beetle Carapace (platemail do)


  • Lower Mana Cost 15%
  • Mana Increase 10
  • Mana Regeneration 3
  • Cold Resist +12%
  • Energy Resist +12%
  • Mage Armor
  • Lower Requirements


Kasa of the Raj-in (Kasa)


  • Fire Resist +12%
  • Cold Resist +12%
  • Energy Resist +12%
  • Poison Resist +12%
  • Spell Damage Increase 12%


Stormgrip (leather ninja mitts)


  • Physical Resist +8%
  • Cold Resist +15%
  • Energy Resist +15%
  • Intelligence Bonus 8
  • Luck 125
  • Damage Increase 25%



Misc. Items

Pigments of Tokuno (1 use)

Removes Hue

Flute of Renewal

Random Super Slayer Instrument

Replenishes charges (300 charges, 1 charge per game hour – 5 minutes)

Ancient Urn (ashes of a random Tokuno character)

Honorable Swords of (random Tokuno Character)

Chest of Heirlooms

Tome of Enlightenment


  • Not Blessed
  • Spell Damage Increase 10%
  • Faster Casting 1
  • Intelligence Bonus 5
  • 0 Spells


Tome of Lost Knowledge (spellbook)


  • Not Blessed
  • Spell Damage Increase 15%
  • Magery +15
  • Lower Mana Cost 15%
  • Intelligence Bonus 8


Note: Trial accounts are ineligible for this special eventThe full list of rewards can be found on the "Live Events" page in the "Rewards" section.

Q: How long will the Treasures of Tokuno event going to last?

A: Currently it's scheduled for one month. However, stay tuned to the event page for any updates. You can get to the page by clicking here.

Q: How can I participate in the Treasures of Tokuno event?

A: All you have to do is defeat the denizens of Tokuno in battle. Every creature has a small chance of carrying one of the treasure items.

Q: Do I have to have an Ultima Online: Samurai Empire account to participate?

A: You will have to travel to the Tokuno Islands in order to acquire the items yourself. However, items from the first phase will be usable by everyone. Items obtained during the second phase will only be usable by UOSE accounts.

Q: What monsters give the best chance to drop a Treasures of Tokuno item?

A: Rumor has it that the tougher inhabitants of Tokuno seem to be better at hoarding treasure.

Q: What is this I hear about a shipwreck in the Tokuno Islands?

A: We're not exactly sure, but we've heard some whispering in the back alleys of Zento ourselves. Perhaps you can ask the more experienced Tokuno adventurers if they've seen anything odd...

Q: How can I return the treasures I've found to their rightful owner, the Empress of Tokuno?

A: To return the treasures you've found, visit the Imperial Minister of Trade located on the second floor of the Rockvon Cultural Center in Zento. As you approach him, he will examine any minor artifacts you might be carrying and allow you to choose the ones you wish to return.

Q: How many minor artifacts do I have to return in order to be rewarded?

A: The Empress has instructed the Imperial Minister of Trade to give 1 reward for every 10 minor artifacts returned.

Q: Do I have to bring the Imperial Minister of Trade all 10 minor artifacts at once, or can I return them one by one?

A: The Imperial Minister of Trade will remember how many you've returned, so you can return them as you find them or in groups of up to 10 at a time.

Q: If I've used any of the minor artifacts, can I still return them?

A: Yes, with the exception of the Chest of Heirlooms. Don't attempt to unlock it if you wish to return it to the Empress.

Q: Is there a limit on how many minor artifacts I can return to the Empress?

A: No, she will be pleased if you return as many as you can find.
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FoF: Three Times the Charm
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Posted on Friday, June 19, 2009, 12:41 PM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

Posted to uoherald.com's Five on Friday:


FoF: Headline

Chrissay Zeeman


June 19, 2009


In this week's Five on Friday we cover...


Why is it that pets are unable to navigate around a 1-tile obstacle unless their owner moves to a point where the pet could pathfind around the obstacle? In some extreme cases I have had to come back right to where the pet is and have it follow me on a 90 degree detour before it will move off the obstalce it's stuck on.


Ergh. The pet pathfinding code is really weak – it’s a single check for direct Line of Sight. It’s definitely something we want to look into since we use more advanced pathfinding with other mobs.
--Draconi


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Under the new SA client will the gargoyle charactor (when flying) be able to cross mountain ranges or (if not) go further up the slope so to speak? and will they be able to cross open water without a boat? like other flying creatures such as birds and mongbats.


There will be *some* areas where they can do so, but it won’t be a carte blanche ability to cross terrain like you’ve described. For instance, the Shrine of Singularity in Ter Mur can only be accessed by flying over a mountain path. We’re definitely interested in pushing the envelope without causing any gamebreaking behavior, though.
-Draconi


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Why are opposing factions able to heal and res each other? Thought these were sposed to be mortal enemies....


Sometimes it’s in the best interest of enemies to work together against common foes.
-Draconi


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Why cant you exorcise ghosts in despise? This is the most done spawn yet people are allowed to ghost cam this without getting kicked.....


This will be fixed in Publish 59, along with changes to help relieve the Ghost Cam problem.
-Draconi


--


Will for SA been worked on a global chat system with a easy way to contact all players on the shard?


The global chat system will only work with players also using the SA client. For now we’ve disabled the feature and focused on fixing things that will prevent players from adopting the new client. Once we get a majority of our players using the new client, we can work out the bugs with the global chat system and re-enable it.
-Supreem


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Announcements:


Treasures of Tokuno Is back! Keep up to date on this Live Event here.
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Player run events and fansite news can be found at it's usual place here.
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We will be adding additional players into the beta soon. Have you signed up? If not click here to do so
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Do you have a question for the Five on Friday? If so submit it here.


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Community Spotlight
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Posted on Friday, June 19, 2009, 12:16 PM EDT by Avenhar (CommunityNews)

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Community Spotlight
Chrissay Zeeman
19 Jun 2009 13:24:09 EST

In this week's community spotlight we have a fan site announcements and events from:

  • Atlantic
  • Baja
  • Catskills
  • Chesapeake
  • Great Lakes
  • Lake Superior
  • Sonoma
  • Whispering Rose
If you have fan site news, an event for your shard, or a suggestion for next week's Community Spotlight please click here. Please ensure your submissions are before Friday 1PM EST.

You can read more HERE…

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Week Twelve
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Posted on Friday, June 19, 2009, 12:09 PM EDT by Avenhar (CommunityNews)

Ultima Online Stratics Weekly Announcement:

Before listing this week's updates, a reminder that our beta key competition closes 27th June, entries to [email protected] please. Here's the link.

This weeks new and updated items include:

More help is needed, there's still a lot to do. Please send submissions to [email protected], [email protected], or send a pm to Petra Fyde.

__________________
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[Live Events] Royal Decree
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Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2009, 10:46 PM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

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[Live Events] Royal Decree


Tim
18 June 2009



Start Date: June 18, 2009
End Date: July 18, 2009


Rewards

New minor Tokuno Dyes

Minor Artifact "Leurocian's Mempo of Fortune"

Additional Information...


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Publish 58.8
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Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2009, 10:13 PM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

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Publish 58.8

Chrissay Zeeman
18 Jun 2009 15:15:40 EST

Pub 58.8 will be live after your next Shard Maintenance. .

More...

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Mother Clucker Rules The Roost!
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Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2009, 10:21 AM EDT by Sara of Baja (Origin)

Who Rules The Roost Recap

There was a light turnout for the chicken fight sponsored by EM Laurana and EM Faine Morgan on Saturday, June 13.  EM Laurana reviewed the contest rules for the three entrants.

 

Due to the odd number of entries, there was a random number draw for a Bye and automatic advancement to the Second Round. Oriana won the Bye leaving Lady Anarion Seregon's and Sara's chickens to compete in the First Round.

Initially the chickens were to be commanded to attack after a magic wall had dropped.  This proved unsuccessful as the chickens would not attack each other upon command, even when guarding their trainers.  After some experimentation and trial and error, it was discovered if while being guarded one player had flagged on the other, then both players attacked each other and then were immediately invised by the EMs, the chickens would battle. HenHouse Guard trained by Anarion Seregon won the first round.

Round Two: a greater chicken trained by Oriana proved to be no match for HenHouse Guard.

HenHouse Guard won the matches, and prepared to face Mother Clucker again.

In the next match, Mother Clucker made a surprising comeback by barely defeating HenHouse Guard at the last moment.

The first bracket winner HenHouse Guard and second bracket winner Mother Clucker were then called for the Championship Round.

It was another either-chicken-could-win battle! Close to the end of the fight, Mother Clucker again rallied and was declared the winner of the round.

Awards for the event were placed at the PvP House and at the Origin Awards Hall and Museum.


Upcoming EM Events Posted on :

Meet & Greet with the EMs, Friday, June 19
The Book of Timelessness PvM Event, Saturday, June 27

Be sure to watch the EM's website, UO - Origin Events, and check with Jemma, the Event Announcer for more details. (Keywords: News, Event, More, Where, Rules)

 

 

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Three on Thursday? By Em Seppo
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From the Golden Brew Tavern

Three on Thursday?
Thursday, June 18, 2009
By EMSeppo

1) A book has been placed next to thief master. It will respond to names of players who have a notoriety of +1 or more. The names are in one of these two formats:

a) Player name; eg. Aino Nystad or

b) Player Name (Guild Abbreviation); eg. Aino Nystad (GRD)

If you had submitted a report for the Thiefmaster event and your name is not included, please let me know

2) Me and Pallando recently did an interview with the Baja Stratics’ staff and it can be found at this link

3) If you registered as a representative for the upcoming negotiations for independence, then please sign up for one of the negotiation slots. Also, some of the claims have been disputed. Please try to work it out with the disputer because we are not going to allow negotiations on land with reasonable disputes as your decisions are likely to have consequences.

Regarding the actual negotiations part, you can take whatever approach you think will earn you a royal nod. Something to remember is that Lord Casca is not going to give up territory unless you can convince him that it is in his best interest to do so.

Also please keep in mind that the negotiation slots are approximations. Things can always run bit slower or faster.

Regards,

Seppo
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Story Night with Rumil of Lorain
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Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2009, 8:06 AM EDT by DevilsOwn (LegendsAOL)

Friends gathered at the home of Rumil of Lorain for a night of intriguing stories and fine food.



Many fine tales were told including Lord Dj's story of lights and disappearing friends, Penderrin's tale of "Green Eyes", Lord Maplestone's narrative of a long ago tale of Cove and Lord Bullet's thoroughly delightful interactive saga of the search for a good tailor. Lord Riel recounted how, ten years ago, he and Lord Dj got acquainted and this reporter purloined one of Penderrin's poems, "The Three", and recited it.

The event was catered by Lord Earthwalker who I highly recommend!

Further story nights are being planned and I will be certain to let you all know where and when! Fill the inkwells and sharpen your quills!

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Negotiating for a King's Grace: Event Announcement, Schedule, Rules
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Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2009, 5:20 AM EDT by Sara of Baja (Baja)
from goldenbrewtavern.com

Negotiating for a king’s grace

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
By EMSeppo

 Justice without force is powerless;
force without justice is tyrannical.

Emilio, the farmer, stood dumbfounded as he watched the king’s men setting up a massive tent. What was a flat green pasture, a source of his livelihood, had been turned into a circus despite his protests.

 It all began at crack of dawn, without as much as an inkling of a warning. Emilio was about to begin his day when his ears picked up the tell-tale noises of an approaching caravan. He found this to be odd as no one ever came this west of Britain except for those pesky pumpkin thieves during Halloween season.

Confused and alarmed, he picked up his pitchfork and went down the road to investigate. Only few paces led him to a caravan being accompanied by men dressed in the garb of Royal Guards.

*slightly taken back by the presence of guards in his neck of the woods*

Emilio: Hail frhiends, have you losth yourh way? The cithy is in the opposithe dirhection!

Lane: *makes a dismissive gesture* We are not lost, peasant! This is royal business. Do not attempt to interfere, lest you would like to feel the butt of my halberd.

Emilio: *smiles nervously* King’s business, eh? Has Lord Brhitish rheturned then?

Lane: *holds Emilio by the collar of his tattered shirt* Lord Casca, the new king, is to hold important negotiations here. We are to erect a tent at that farmland over there *points in the direction of Emilio’s farm*

Emilio: *looking confused* Merhcy, I meanth no offense.

Emilio: *realizes that the guard pointed towards his farm*Buth.. you musth noth build on thath land, Sirhe! Thath be my fahrm… I need the land rheady for sowing!

Lane: *looks towards the other guards* This peasant wants us to not build the tent on his farm because he needs to plant seeds. Should we pack up and go tell Lord Casca that we cannot build his tent? *chuckles along with the other guards*

Emilio: Sirhe, pleas… *falls to his knees by a sudden blow to his gut*

Lane: Silence! We are going to build this tent on your farm and we are going to use your grain to feed the men on your table. Got anything to say about it?

Emilio: *bites his tongue* King is mosth welcome, Sirhe!

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Negotiating for a king’s grace – Schedule/Rules

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 By EMSeppo

Event announcement: Negotiating for a king’s grace
Location: Felucca
Time: Saturday, June 20th, 3:30 PST to 6:30 PST

Schedule of day:

3:30 PST: Arrival and introductions

 3:40 PST: Negotiation Slot 1
4:00 PST: Negotiation Slot 2
4:20 PST: Negotiation Slot 3
4:40 PST Negotiation Slot 4
5:00 PST: Negotiation Slot 5
5:20 PST: Negotiation Slot 6
5:40 PST: Negotiation Slot 7

 6:00 PST: Deliberation/Recess

6:10 PST: Judgment delivered: Lord Saius will grant or reject autonomy

6:30 PST: End

 

Rules

1) All representatives must indicate at least 2 slots that would work for them, if not more, by commenting in the thread on goldenbrewtavern.com

2) All representatives must be present for the judgment delivery. If they cannot personally attend then they must find a substitute. Not doing so would indicate that the group being represented by you has decided to break the negotiations and have aligned against the throne, leading to unfavorable consequences.

3) All representatives must be prepared to defend their claim of autonomy (Approximately 10-15 minutes)

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[Live Events] Distracting Decisions
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[Live Events] Distracting Decisions


Tim “Draconi” Cotten

18 June 2009


[Live Events] Distracting Decisions
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Start Date: June 17, 2009
End Date: June 18, 2009

A new story by Tim "Draconi" Cotten called Destracting Decisions has been added to the live events section. Part 2 soon to follow. You can see the whole story here.



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SI's JINX and Lady Sara Wed
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Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 8:45 PM EDT by Sara of Baja (Baja)

Lady Sara [SI] and JINX [SI]
Exchange Wedding Vows

On Saturday, June 6, at 3:30 p.m., a large crowd gathered at the waterfall north of Justice Shrine, to witness the celebration of the marriage of JINX and Sara in the beautiful outdoor setting.

Upon arrival guests were greeted by bride's maids Ayassa [SI], Lady Foxy Teca [SI] and Adamantia [SI], presented with a 'thank you' gift from the bride and groom, then seated by Chemick [SI] who was the usher .  Mysterious [SI] was Sara's Maid of Honor, and JINX's attendants were Brigidane [SI] Best Man, and Abe [SI] Groomsman.

Sara was escorted from the bride's dressing room cottage, across the bridge to the petal-strewn alter and given away by Cypher, Spawners Inc Guildmaster, at the ceremony officiated by EM Seppo.

After the couple exchanged their vows and rings, the guests lit up the sky with a magnificent display of fireworks as JINX kissed his new bride.

An obviously confused Miliardo [SI] trying to catch the bride's bouquet. 

Mercedes catching Sara's bouquet.

Chemick caught the garter thrown by JINX.

Following the reception, JINX and Sara departed for their honeymoon on a private beach.

Congratulations, JINX and Sara!


(Sara's engagement ring)

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MOA Monday Night Madness Crew to Hold Net Toss Next Monday
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This just in from the MOA folks.





MOA Majestic Madness will be hosting a net toss in place of our regular games next monday June 22nd. No pets, EVs etc.
We hope to have a few white nets by then to toss along with the others.. Look for gates in Luna. Hope to see you there you all there.

Will
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Minoc Mine Ore Battle Event
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Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 11:17 PM EDT by Stupid Miner (LakeSuperior)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<

Minoc Mine Ore Battle Event
-Sponsored by the High Council

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2009
Time: 9:00 PM EDT/8:00 PM CDT

Location: Minoc Mines, Trammel Facet

Prizes: All ore mined & 250k check

This event is for miners and fighters alike. During this event miners are welcome and encouraged to use Gargoyle Pickaxes to spawn various types of Ore Elementals. ( If you can bring your own Gargoyle Pickaxes please do, however if you can not some will be provided for you. ) The pickaxes giving miners better ore and better chances at winning as well as giving fighters a "fighting chance" at the event as well by collecting ore off the slain elementals. ( Fire Beatles and Smiths will be around to aid in the smelting process. ) So miners get ready to mine and fighters get set to slay elementals at Minoc's 1st ever Mine Ore Battle!


Dakota Moonstar,
1st Seat, Councilor of Sacrifice,
High Council of Britannia



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Attention Archers! Best Shot In The Realm - May Recap and June Schedule
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Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 12:52 PM EDT by Sara of Baja (Baja)
May's Best Shot In The Realm was held on a late May Saturday night. A gathering of archers not before seen had showed up to compete for the coveted Best Shot in the Realm crown. Toni Fierce, GM of Misfits of Society, gave her welcoming speech and the signups concluded with 28 archers anxiously awaiting the first round of shooting.

Yourself was the first shooter, and everyone knew that this night would be different when he posted a 200 and a robin hood before the crowd had even settled into their seats. A 70 score is required with 3 shots in the 1st round to move onward ... after the first round ended, and to everyone's surprise, NOT a single archer failed to move to round 2. Toni Fierce, with an accumulation of gifts donated by guests and shooters to be given out , was unsure of what now to do when the 50k consolation prizes and a number of arrow commodity deeds were in her pack with no one to award them to.

 

The second round started, and the buttes were not as kind as a number of archers including such renowned shooters as Frigin Azim, Kathryn, the early robin hood shooter Yourself, and others failed to move to round three.

Round Three, with a perfect 3 bullseyes needed, found the field being reduced further to just six archers ready for the next round. chocalot, Lazarus, Maleki, Tsukiko, and Decimation showed they were getting ready when all posted a robin hood in Round 3.

Round 4 is usually the deciding round, and the round where you have to be beyond perfect to win ... 3 bullseyes with a robin hood thrown in scores you a 200 and usually the crown.
 
Parisa and Lazarus were perfect without the winning robin hood. Maleki posted the robin hood, and the crowd thought the event was over when his last shot went wide leaving him with a 160 score.  Everyone was told not to leave as a shoot off was in the future.

A 5-shot shoot off was announced by Toni Fierce ... the highest score would be awarded the crown. First up was chocalot who posted a robin hood and set the bar. Parisa was next, and an onlooker said 'Hey yur bow's coming apart!'  But Parisa shot anyway and scored a 90. Tsukiko was called next to shoot, and then called again and again ... she was gone!! Many in the crowd wondered why she would have left at this moment when Theoran hollered over (Theoran is the guard at the small house) 'She'll be right back, she's busy!' Toni skipped her to move to the next shooter. Lazarus and Maleki both posted 210s; then decimation shot 5 bullseyes for a 250, when Tsukiko came running back asking, 'Am I too late?'  Toni answered, 'No. Go and shoot now.' Well the shack visit must have helped as Tsukiko posted a robin hood and ended with a 300 score to snatch May's Crown and was awarded the million-gold check and a one-of-a-kind engraved bow.

May's tournament was over.  All the shooters were thanked as another winner of Misfits of Society's 2009 Best Shot in the Realm was crowned, and another seat in the year end Shoot-off of Champions was added.


The next Best Shot in the Realm will be held on Friday, June 19th at 8:00PM Pacific (9:00PM Mountain, 10:00PM Central, 11:00PM Eastern)


May Scoresheet

 


Monthly Winners:
February: Lady Kathryn [TAO]
March: Arlon
April: Zanza [S|A]
May:  Tsukiko [-CT-]


 

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Mazewood In Peril
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Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 12:50 PM EDT by Cear Dallben Dragon (Atlantic)
>>> Felucca Facet News <<< I felt a great disturbance in th



I felt a great disturbance in the ether, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.

It was Monday, and the sun was falling fast. So it was time to head to the tavern for drink and smoke.
A day of valor and effort in the never ending battle against Mondain's vile creations is at loss without a night
exchanging tales. My horse and I came to a slow trot as we neared Mazewood Tavern. I could see the torch light thru the woods,
but I did not hear the clamor of the crowd, and the clashes of the mugs of ale and mead. As I neared the tavern I heard crying and a came steadily
to a halt. I was still in the thick of the woods, under cover of night. If I needed to retreat and survive I could. But after some time of observation, I could see the threat
was long gone. Only the grieving and the observing were present there. I arrived at horror, spread across the acres. The result of life, death
was predominantly before me. I dragged my feet across the rubble for a good while. exchanging short sentences with the people I saw.
Darrien Church. That ancient lich! Foul and unreasonable...
You see, the owner of the establishment was present and survived.
A few had gathered to speak with her on the third floor of the next building over.
She spoke of the lich, and it's gatherers. There was chanting for some time, a stir of echoes
no one would dare near. As word spread, as it does ever so fast, Sosaria's darker ones began to arrive
at the scene. I made my vague greetings, my slow nods, and soon a moon gate was conjured to allow for a more,
qualified discussion.




As night fell, we spoke of the fallen.
We spoke of the lich.
As much as I wanted to forget what happened,
and head home, to prepare for my day,
and my spell, I stayed. I spoke my mind to egg on
the follies of man. To keep minds occupied, and chaos active.
I may end up playing a larger roll in all of this.





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Search Feature added to the News Archive
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Search Feature added to the News Archive


Chrissay Zeeman
16 Jun 2009 12:26:09 EST


We have added a search feature to the news archives. To use the search feature scroll to the bottom of the UO Herald home page and click on "View News Archives". A search box will be at the right hand side of the news section. Due to this feature we have condensed the page numbers to show small groups of pages at a time.


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[NEWS]Lord Enki and Lady Savanah Rose get Married!!
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Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 10:26 AM EDT by Oriana (Baja)
Yes this is very late and I can not begin to apologize enough!! But here it is!!

The Lovely Bride and her bridesmaids were busy getting everything together and placed just right.

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The bridal party....
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Soon we were ready to walk down the aisle.

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Seppo looking very dashing in his white robes, began the ceremony with a wonderful speech.

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Soon it was time to give the bride away. That privileged fell to UTB's Very own Old Man.

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soon it was time to exchange the rings....

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And then final words of love were spoken.

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An Interview With EM Seppo and EM Pallando
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Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 9:35 AM EDT by Sara of Baja (Baja)

 

When the Event Moderator program was initially introduced, the EMs could not be interviewed.  Recently that changed, and the Baja Stratics Forum staff compiled a list of interview questions for EM Seppo and EM Pallando.

While the EMs can not reply on Stratics, they are avid readers of the forums.  They can and do reply on their website, goldenbrewtavern.com


1.  A lot of people on Baja truly care for our history, and have been so glad that you have taken time to help save some of that history, why have you tried so hard?

Seppo:
I have always believed that the most appealing aspect of Ultima Online is the ability of each and every single one of us to leave our own footprint. Keeping this in mind, it is important to maintain a shard's rich history as it serves as a constant reminder of this unique feature of Ultima Online to a new generation of players and also existing players who might have forgotten that they too can be heroes in this land.

Pallando:
Both Seppo and I believe strongly in the people and places that identify each shard. A feature specific only to UO. Each person, new or old, and every historical place presenting  a rich history and unique story, and the fun memories that we often reflect upon. This is what we must preserve. These are the friends and enemies, the cities and landmarks that serve to remind the players that they too can leave their mark, that they too can shape the virtual world that surrounds them.
 
So yeah, I am passionate about it. Can't you tell?

 

2. After having spent nearly six and a half months here, what are your impressions of Baja?

Seppo:
Has it been that long already? Sheesh!

I think that Baja is a hidden gem! If I could, I would shout out from the tallest tower about the amazing people that call this shard their home.

Pallando:
Seppo spoke my mind. Six months? Time flies when you're having fun!

Baja is a great place to be! A great place with warm, inviting, and constructive players who share the same goal, to have fun.

 

3. Before you became an EM, what was your favorite type of character to play?

Seppo:
For much of my past, I was exclusively a PvP mage. PvP in T2A has never ceased to entertain me, just as PvP at Yew gate has never failed to put me to sleep. Besides that, I have always enjoyed being a craftsman and having a vendor or two.

Pallando:
Throughout my UO lifetime I was always partial to warriors, specifically swordsmen. Both in PvP and PvE I enjoyed being in the thick of things. Outside of that I have a fondness for building my crafter, and am getting back into treasure hunting and plant growing.

 

4. Did you get to choose Baja as your shard, or were you assigned?
If you were assigned, which shard would you have picked?


Seppo:
I was assigned and I could not have asked for a better assignment.

Pallando:
Best assignment evar!

 

5. How did you happen to start playing UO?

Seppo:
I watched a friend play and thought that it was brilliant.
 
Pallando:
A buddy of mine used to tell me about his crazy adventures in the game and eventually I gave it a shot. Been hooked ever since.

 

6. How is Bartlebe?

Seppo:
Bartalbe is doing fine and dearly enjoys the dog treats left at the bank by fans.
 
Pallando:
Yep, Bartlebe is doing just fine. Even if he does yap endlessly at people passing by, and drive Trubo and King Casca crazy.

 

7. I believe one of you mentioned in the early days that we should prepare our ships, and keep our eyes on the seas? Should we still be watching the sea?

Seppo:
Tsk, tsk.. I am guessing these questions were asked before the "Battle on High Seas" event :P

Considering that Lord Gideon has been promoted to a high position, I would not be surprised if you had to take the oar duty again.

Pallando:
That suggestion still stands. Be vigilant and mindful, even more so with the rise of Lord Gideon. There is more to come.

 

8. In your opinion, what has been the best part about being an EM?

Seppo:
Seeing people excited about your work! Being able to implement your vision of the game! The fact that I have an extremely talented colleague whose strengths largely complement mine!
 
Pallando:
When an event comes together and watching the enthusiasm and enjoyment of the players as everything plays out. Oh, and the Meet and Greets! I always have an awesome time! All of this with Seppo. A smart, trout obsessed, and creative head EM to lead everything!

 

9. Kullervo is one of the more interesting characters we've seen. Any chance we will be seeing more of him?

Seppo:
Yea, what about Kullervo? I must say he is one of my favorite characters as well but he is bit stuck at the moment. Apparently, as Pallando so astutely pointed out to me, being a gardener is not so happening! However, I am sure he will get his chance to shine yet.

Pallando:
I'll give this one to Seppo as he more or less took the thoughts right out of my mind.

 

10.  Mesanna mentioned looking into a particular ankh in Trinsic. Any updates on this?

Seppo:
If you can provide me with more details, I will pass it on to her.

Pallando:
Details please.

 

11.  Of the events you have hosted thus far, which is your favorite?

Seppo:
Hmm.. I must say that I really enjoyed planning the Valentine's day event where we had to follow into the footsteps of Raimo. In my opinion, it was fairly epic in nature for a single day event. Unfortunately, it suffered a bit from few mistakes on my part. Posting a walk through for that event is still on my To Do list.

I was also very impressed with how successful the Faire Grounds festival and the Champions Tournament proved to be.

Pallando:
Honestly I don't have just one favorite!

Although I missed part of it, I thoroughly enjoyed the initial Bazaar event. Also the first and second Casca speech, the public gathering hosted by Trubo, the easter egg hunt, and, despite whatever my buddy Seppo says, the Battle on the High Seas event was madly exciting! Lastly is the attack on the orcs led by Trubo just for the sheer amount of sleeplessness that went into putting it together!

 

12.  Some players have sought audiences with particular characters (i.e. some seek an audience with Saius or Aino). Is there any way for such characters to contact these RPCs?

Seppo:
If you wish to do so ingame, then you can always make use of the bulletin boards. For out of game contact, use the contact us link on the website.
 
Pallando:
As Seppo says, either the bulletin boards or e-mail contacts are the quickest methods. We do our best and try to read everything that comes our way, both in and out of game. Just don't cry rebellion against the King and then expect an audience with him the next day!

 

13.  The first bazaar was a smashing success despite being a last minute event. The second also seemed to be very successful, despite the slow signups. Any chance we will continue to see a regular bazaar?

Seppo:
We will see more gatherings at the Faire Grounds in the future but not as often as originally conceived.

Regarding the bazaar concept per say, I must admit that I am disappointed with the lack of interest amongst merchants. The bazaar was originally conceived to replicate similar festivals that are a staple on Japanese shards. While we have had a comparable level of interest for community related aspects of it (games, information booths, etc.), the same cannot be said about the trade aspect of it. On Japanese shards, it is not uncommon to find players selling everything from highend Doom artifacts to Powerscrolls leading to a true bazaar type of an atmosphere.

As such, I am not sure if there is a big demand for future Faire Ground gatherings to be based on a bazaar theme. However, there is always room for one more shot!

Pallando:
Seppo is the big mover for the Bazaar events, this one is his!

 

14.  The Royal Britannian Guard once consisted of volunteer characters, much like the current Town Guard. What is the storyline behind the switch? Can players still roleplay Royal Guards?

Seppo:
Surely, you can roleplay a Royal guard to your heart's desire!

In regards to why town guards and not Royal guards? Well, it was a decision based on a larger vision of cities in Britannia, especially it's capital city.

A city, especially a capital city, should be a hub of activity, teeming with life. However, this has not been the case in the recent past. So, the question that I asked was what are the missing ingredients? The obvious answer was a lack of system that allows the citizens to shape the future of the city. This is something that happens every day in real life through and if Britain were to ever mimic a real city, it must happen here as well.

Based on this, it was merely a question of creating systems which allow the players a chance to shape them and EM events provide a perfect opportunity to do this. So far, we have high political intrigue involving Lord Casca, Captain Nystad, Lord Emissary Saius, and now Lord Gideon. Then taking it a notch down, you have the town guards and the red caps which are almost completely player-run. They represent the police and the petty criminals that we can find in any large city. Finally, on the other end of the spectrum, you have the thieves led by the thief-master which represent the shadowy parts of Britain. A professional crime ring led by a Godfather, if you may! The key is to have all of these systems flexible enough to respond to player input leading to a REAL city.

Going back to the original question, town guards allow for the increased focus on the city. Royal guards are more like the military. Also, the fact that there was... is ... an anti-royalty environment prevailing in the post Casca Britain. Town guards are separate enough for players to join and not feel like they are working for Lord Casca, even though they really are!

Pallando:
What Seppo said! I'm telling you, he is the earth shaker around here!

 

15.  What has surprised or shocked you most about Baja?

Seppo:
 I have been pleasantly surprised by the attitude of PvP'ers in Baja. In general, all players are extremely well-mannered and proactive.
 
Pallando:
It was an excellent surprise to see how kind, welcoming, and constructive all the players are on Baja. And both the PvP and RP crowd have put themselves out to be involved, patient and mature. What more could I ask for!?

 

16.  What has surprised or shocked you most about your job?

Seppo/Pallando:
The amount of work and time that Mesanna and other developers put in to support the game. The creativity of my colleagues. The opportunity it has given me to gain a comforting insight into how secure and exciting the future of Ultima Online really is.

 

17.  What is the funniest thing that has happened to you in UO?

Seppo:
 When Mesanna turned me into a naked green man! Long story!
 
Pallando:
EM wise, it was when we started out and I was walking around on TC and watching players fight Candy Elementals, Balrons named "Don't Run I have Candy", and a shadow dragon renamed "Just Love me" as he killed players outside of WBB.

The other time involved me as a two day old player with a newbie sword and newbie clothes, extreme lag, and the aggro of a cow. Yeah, it was both funny and embarrassing.

 

18.  Will we see re-occurring characters, such as Ilmatar?

Seppo:
I hope so. Illmatar is a very promising character but I don't want to use her unless it is special enough. She has bit of an other worldly and supernatural persona so it is not likely that she would meddle unless the need was great.

Something to keep in mind is that there might be times when some of the past event characters have something to say about current events, if it is appropriate. For instance, farmer Bartholomew, being dependent on the shipping trade out of Skara Brae, had a word or two to say about Lord Gideon. I don't think anyone thought about chatting with him though on that topic during the Sewer event run. As things go forward, this will prove to be quite useful at times.

 

19.  How would one bribe our resident Event Moderators? Sake? Magdalena's Cookies? A Golden Brew Ale?

Seppo:
I am partial to truffles!

Pallando:
All three at once. While watching a highly trained sheep named "The Fluffster" fight progressively stronger monsters and win every time, relying only on his natural regeneration, unshakable determination, prowess in combat, and will to win against any odds. That would definitely get a thumbs up from me!

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Playguide Update
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Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 5:08 AM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

Posted to uoherald.com

Playguide Update

UO Herald
15 Jun 2009 18:27:51

We have updated the playguide with a download and installation section. It now has direct links to both the Classic Client and the Kingdom Reborn Client. It also provides detailed instructions for installation for both clients. You can check it out here.

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Auctions for week of June 15th
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Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 4:37 AM EDT by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)

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

NeXt Auction

Date:  Tuesday, June 16th

Time:  7:00 p.m. CST

Location:  South of Luna City

Contact: Meani – ICQ 65-689-918

BEC Auction

Date:  Friday, June 19th

Time:  8:00 pm CST

Location:  South Gate of Luna City

Contact:  Lady Tia - ICQ 23944805

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Community Hunt - Week of June 15th
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Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 4:34 AM EDT by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)


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.



Vesper Museum Exhibit tours
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center, next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Community Peerless Hunt (Mondain's Legacy Required)
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center, next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Painted Caves exploration

Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center, next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Community Champ Spawn Hunt
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 9:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center, 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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Registered Representatives
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Posted on Monday, June 15, 2009, 7:52 PM EDT by Sara of Baja (Baja)
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Registered Representatives

Monday, June 15, 2009
By EMPallando

The Dark Tower (treated along with the Redcap Gang as a single entity):
Represented by Lady Cymidei Fier, Mistress of the Dark Tower. Should she be unable to attend, Lord Sleath von Drakmor of the Cabal of Darkness has been nominated to speak on her behalf.

Lord Sleath von Drakmor of the Cabal of Darkness has offered registration as prime representative for the Dark Tower. Confirmation from Lady Cymidei Fier is needed to clarify who shall be the initial representative.

Claim: Territorial claim of independence and recognition of the Dark Tower and its holdings across all facets where it is present.

 

Ordo Malleus and the Office of the Inquisition:
Represented by Guild Leader Cicero.

Claim: Specific territorial claim to the grounds of Krak de Chevalier and its accompanying temple outside the city of Umbra on the Malas facet.

 

Kingdom of Dawn:
Represented by Grand Duchess WildStar.

Claim: Territorial claim of independence and recognition of the entirety of the Kingdom of Dawn and its holdings across all facets where it is present.

 

Avalon:
Represented by Grand Duchess WildStar of the Kingdom of Dawn.

Claim: Territorial claim of independence and recognition of the entirety of the City of Avalon and its holdings across all facets where it is present.

 

The Cartel Factions:
Represented by SuperKen, Guild Council member.

Claim: Specific claim to Horseshoe Island on the facet of Felucca.

 

Queen Sheiba’s Alliance:
Represented by the heir of the Alliance, Magdalena.

Claim: Territorial claim of independence and recognition of the entirety of Queen Sheiba’s Alliance and its holdings across all facets where it is present.

 

New Lumaria :
Represented by Lady Lavida, citizen of New Lumaria.

Claim: Specific territorial claim to the area of Windmere Woods, north of Vesper along with any other Lumarian holdings across all facets where it is present.

(If information here is incorrect, please e-mail Seppo or myself with corrections. More information on the event itself will be posted soon. )

 
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Captain Morgan's Quest
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Posted on Monday, June 15, 2009, 7:34 AM EDT by DevilsOwn (LegendsAOL)

Many citizens gathered last nite at the Fisherman's Brew in Serpent's Hold to meet Captain John Morgan and learn what his mysterious quest was all about. He told us of his somewhat checkered past and how he had amassed a great fortune as a pirate, defeating and plundering ships at sea long ago. Realizing that a pirate's life might be a short one, he sought to protect that which he had acquired and looked to a young mage to create a safe place for his treasures. Along with his flagship, The Calcutta, he had two other vessels brimming with treasure. It would not be wise to hide this fortune with the help of his crew.. being pirates they were somewhat less than trustworthy... so the young mage, Clainin by name, devised a method of hiding the boats entirely within a cavern, accessable only by a magic incantation of three words.

As the years went by Cap'n Morgan was content in his retirement, but recent events have given him reason to once again patrol the high seas. That long ago young mage was the very same Clainin that was slain by the Shadowlords and Melissa and it seems that Captain Morgan seeks the truth regarding Casca's involvement in all this. To that end, he is now in need of his treasure since it seems he has mellowed as he had aged and shows no desire for piracy. Unfortunately, the words of power to gain access to the cavern were written on paper and had been stolen and he now seeks aid from the community to recover them. Shouts of support were answered by the Captain with a call to board the Calcutta and a second boat manned by his First Mate Will. To say the decks were crowded would be a bit of an understatement



Our first stop was the island of Buccaneer's Den where we found four crates covering a magic teleport to the caves beneath the island. Below there awaited all manner of fearsome beasts but the valiant warriors of Legends pushed thru and recovered the first slip of paper from The Toothed One.



We then travelled to the island of Nujel'm, this time by moongate, and made our way to a crypt where we found a teleporter pad to the catacombs below which were guarded by numerous executioners. Near a dock at an underground lake the second slip of paper was recovered.



The final leg of our journey began in Cove where we once again boarded vessels to sail to Loch Lake. It wasn't long before our ship was attacked by an army of sea creatures such as never have been seen before.... with the most fearsome being a large pale blue kraken named Tiny. After a mighty battle, and two deaths by this reporter (see backpack), the third slip of paper was recovered from Tiny's corpse, and Captain Morgan now had the words to transport us all to his stash of treasure.



And what a treasure it is! Cap'n Morgan thanked everyone for their help in recovering the words of power and his fortune and hopefully this will aid in his quest to discover the true intentions of "King" Casca.





For aiding the good Captain small tokens were handed out including his own bottled rum and hats handstitched by the Captain himself! I told you he had mellowed, didn't I? *wink*

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Kalya Sesha, the Scribe
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Posted on Monday, June 15, 2009, 7:17 AM EDT by Medea (Drachenfels)

I received News from the capitol city of Britain. The message said:

She sat at a table in the cozy Salty Dog in Britain. Kalya was tired and exhausted because of the long journey, but now she finally had a chance to recover. During the last years, the dark-haired woman had traveled all over Sosaria and had seen a lot of places. As she thought back she was glad she had kept a record of all the places she had visited. She had seen wars, revolutions, invasions, but also experienced victories, noble festivities and beautiful celebrations. The past weeks and months had been very demanding and had drawn a lot strength from her as a historian and scribe, so many stories and experiences had to be written down. However, as a younger one – slightly less than thirty years old – in her profession she was summoned to the royal court and to the team of advisers. The instructions were clear: Travel to the capital city and stay there as long as it is necessary. She did not have to worry about board and lodging, her task was to watch out for strange phenomena and events. She sighed quietly, closed the little brown and slightly torn notebook and took the last sip of cider. It was time to freshen up in the Wayfarer's Inn and to go to the meeting at the castle afterwards.

The time had come - the time, to once again look at the most important books of history.

Ich habe Neuigkeiten aus der Haupstadt Britain erhalten. Die Nachricht hatte folgenden Inhalt:

Müde und ausgelaugt sass sie am Tisch im gemütlichen Salty Dog in Britain. Die lange Reise hatte sie erschöpft, nun endlich konnte sich Kalya davon erholen. Die vergangenen Jahre hatten die dunkelhaarige Menschenfrau quer durch ganz Sosaria geführt und wenn sie an all die Orte zurück dachte die sie schon besucht hatte, war sie froh, dass sie darüber Buch geführt hatte. Sie hatte Kriege, Revolutionen, Invasionen, aber auch Siege, noble Feiern und schöne Feste erlebt. Die nun vergangenen Wochen und Monate hatten sie in ihrem Dasein als Historikerin und Schreiberin vollends gefordert, so viele Erzählungen und Erlebnisse hatten zu Papier gebracht werden müssen. Obwohl sie mit ihren knapp dreissig Lebensjahren noch zu den Jüngeren gehörte gab es offenbar genug Gründe, sie an den königlichen Hof und in den Beraterstab zu rufen. Die Befehle waren deutlich gewesen: In die Hauptstadt reisen und dort so lange zu bleiben, wie notwendig war. Um Kost und Logis brauchte sie sich nicht zu kümmern, dafür aber um die seltsamen Erscheinungen und Vorkommnisse der letzten Zeit. Sie seufzte leise, klappte das kleine braune und leicht zerrissene Notizbuch zu und nahm den letzten Schluck Apfelwein. Höchste Zeit, sich im Wayfarer's Inn frisch und sich dann auf den Weg ins Schloss zu machen.

Die Zeit war gekommen – die Zeit, wiedereinmal über die wichtigsten Bücher der Geschichte zu gehen.

Farewell, auf bald!
~ Medea

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A small clarification from EM Seppo
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Posted on Sunday, June 14, 2009, 2:49 PM EDT by Ceno of MT (Baja)
 
Taken from: The Golden Brew Tavern

A small clarification

Sunday, June 14, 2009
By EMSeppo
All events on Baja will have a “RP” component to it.
You cannot have a monster to fight at every event as not all plot lines include killing and bashing. However, this does not mean that an event where words are being bandied is any less significant or conversely, more “RP” than an event where you are asked to overcome an enemy using a sword.
I urge you to attend events of all types, if you are available. I can assure you that you will miss out if you attempt to pick and choose between RP and non-RP event as there is no such thing!
I know that sometimes we have made the mistake ourselves of branding some events as RP but it will not happen again – As the arcs mature, their will be times when the so-called “RP” event will have a direct effect on the so-called “Non-RP” event.
Just giving everyone a fair warning Click the image to open in full size.
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First of the June Obits
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Posted on Sunday, June 14, 2009, 1:13 PM EDT by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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First of the June Obits ~





JUNE 2009













Cernunnus


Cerveza


Chavi


DC* rumble at Lady M












Hatsuki






Journey dies at DC* rumble at Lady M









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Save The Dates, Two Upcoming EM Events
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Posted on Sunday, June 14, 2009, 5:58 AM EDT by Sara of Baja (Origin)
from UO - Origin Events
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http://www.emfainemorgan.com/)

There are two new "save the dates" posted to the Origin EM web site:

  1. Meet & Greet - Friday, June 19th, 5pm Pacific
    Chat with EM Laurana and EM Faine Morgan, get the latest updates on events, etc.

5:00pm Pacific
6:00pm Mountain
7:00pm Central
8:00pm Eastern
4:00pm Alaska
2:00am Sunday in France

  1. "The Book of Timelessness" PvM event - Saturday, June 27th, 5pm Pacific (same times as above).
    Meet at the EM Hall, Britain, Trammel. All fighter styles welcome.

 Fiction and back story for this one will be posted soon!

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Casca Promotes Lord Gideon
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Posted on Saturday, June 13, 2009, 6:40 PM EDT by Cymidei Fier (Baja)
As we all waited eagerly for the arrival of Lord Casca, the King’s prophet Aldagar Morr, encouraged everyone to sign a petition to change the name of Britain to “Cascia” in honor of Lord Casca. A few signed the petition but most of the populace hates Lord Casca, so Aldagar had a difficult job selling the idea.

When Lord Casca arrived he was greeted with boos and hisses from the crowd and rotten cabbages. Impervious to the insults hurled at him, Lord Casca sat on his throne studying the crowd for a few moments. Then Lord Gideon arrived and walked confidently through the crowd to stand before Casca himself.

“Hail Casca the Benevolent!” Gideon’s voice rang out through the large hall as he addressed the King with deepest respect.

“Hail Merchant Gideon.” Lord Casca replied.

“I Lord Gideon dutifully answer your call I Lord Gideon bow before you.”

Casca smiled and replied “Thank you for answering my summons with such haste in these trying times it is easy to forget those who move weapons to our soldiers and provide food and conveniences we so enjoy but you merchant Gideon have been tested and prevailed. Not only for transporting a majority of my personal goods but eliminating those who would stop you in the process. As well, you hired mercenaries out of your own purse and enlisted defenders of your own accord. All this is an act of loyalty surely an example to both your servants and my own and such devotion to your King is to be recognized and rewarded."

Lord Gideon’s eyes widened and he became attentive at the mention of a reward. Next Lord Casca asked that Gideon take the highest oath of loyalty in the Kingdom:

“Great King, my loyalty to you will never fail, your will drives me and your words fire me. Glorious King my vigilance will never falter, to defend by all means this realm of ours until the very end. Lord of Britannia, in my conviction and my beliefs I will never sway. I will serve you in all things. To cherish every stone and every blade of grass as you yourself do and value every soul that trod on the soil only you have kept safe.”

Following the oath Lord Gideon rose, christened “Merchant Counselor Gideon” by Lord Casca. Lord Casca also said that Lord Gideon would be one of his highest counselors, and all would defer to him on matters of finance and trade.

Lord Casca also gave Lord Gideon a new fleet and crews and authority to raise and lower duties and taxes on the people. The King retired once again to his chambers and Lord Gideon remained, pacing the throne room, elated by his promotion to such a powerful post. Gideon soon had to answer to angry pirates in the crowd who had not been paid! Gideon threw a sack of golden coins to the Redcaps Morgance Fier, Lavida, Sleath and others such as Malathion who had protected his shipment. Then Gideon retired to consider how he would proceed with his new authority and office.

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EM Seppo and EM Pallando Reveal What's To Come At Meet and Greet
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Posted on Saturday, June 13, 2009, 5:33 PM EDT by Cymidei Fier (Baja)
EM Seppo and Pallando held a Meet and Greet event today that was a smash success; everyone turned out to see what the two event moderators would reveal about past, current and future events. While we waited for things to get started, James from the Mage Tower entertained us, as soon as the EM’s appeared people started cheering “bandana”, in honor of EM Seppo’s signature headgear. EM Pallando's sandals failed to generate much excitement! EM Seppo got right down to business announcing that no sashes would be handed out; there were a few groans from the crowd. The EM’s revealed that they are still reviewing reports from the Something Reeks in the Sewer Event and are still working on determining a winning report.

Participating in the Thiefmaster’s events will earn notoriety points with the thieves who will be critical in unlocking future events and special things. EM Seppo reflected on the event to rescue the Royal Guard William from the sewer, he said that he had a fun time planning it and got a laugh out of the huge amount of corpses. Not only did the event have a boss warbozz that was a paragon, general, darkfather with 20,000 strength but the event also lead us through a nasty poison gauntlet followed by fighting poison elementals and orcish brutes and worse through a narrow maze.

Good news, William the Guard has recovered from his ordeal and will soon begin his patrols once again at the West Britain Bank. EM Pallando also revealed that boss monsters in events will respond to key words from players. So the next time you’re at an event, try using key words and interacting with the boss you are fighting! You may get a surprise. Registration for the Trial of Independent Kingdoms, which is a pure role playing event has been extended until tomorrow, and EM Pallando said that only historical claims will be allowed.

EM Seppo said that he was surprised that Gideon’s fleet was successful and he thought that Gideon would be defeated and flayed by Casca for his failure. Since the Red Team won the encounter, Gideon was rewarded.

Two key points that EM Seppo wanted everyone to know are: 1. He will not be holding our hands in future events, more exploration and hard work will be required. 2. He would like to see more people at events, even though Baja has one of the best event participation rates, better than much larger shards, he would like for us all to get the word out how ever we can so more people will enjoy them. Read the Goldenbrewtavern.com to keep up on current EM events and topics!
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Pirate Sightings
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Posted on Saturday, June 13, 2009, 2:57 PM EDT by Stupid Miner (LakeSuperior)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<


Taken from: http://www.emquantum.com/LakeSuperior/

It has recently come to my attention that there have been many sightings of pirates in recent days. Most reports seem to be originating from Vesper and, of course, Buc’s Den.

The Merchant Navy in Vesper is getting restless, having lost upwards of five ships already, and I am afraid they will mobilize and take drastic action against these vicious bands of corsairs.

I plea with you all, help me investigate the sources of these rumors. So far most information I’ve received has come in the form of an old rambling drunk that wanders around Britain, named Jonas Grumby. How trustworthy his information is, or his own involvement, I do not yet comprehend.


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The Festival of Masks
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Posted on Saturday, June 13, 2009, 12:23 PM EDT by Stupid Miner (LakeSuperior)
>>> Felucca Facet News <<<

The Festival of Masks



Summer is in the air. The sunshine, the warmth, beautiful beach weather. What better place to celebrate it than the humid subtropical City of Pleasure, Nujel’m?

The Festival of Masks will commence Thursday June 18th, at 9pm CST, in the Felucca facet (no worries, the town guards will protect you). Anyone wearing a mask will be considered part of “the game”.

The games rules are simple. You must pretend to not know anyone else in a mask. There shall be food, drink, and revelry for all. Throughout the Festival a masked man will walk the crowd. He will carry within his backpack the “Eye of Dahsk”. The primary objective of the game is to find this prize, steal it, and turn it over to the Festival’s Master of the Ceremonies. The winner of the game will be recognized in the Hall of Champions.

Moongates will be provided within the guard zone of Brit’s Fel Moongate, to offer safe passage to the town for those without runes. For you thieves without snooping, fear not. The one whom carries the eye will keep very few objects in his pack, to allow for a “random steal” to be made (targeting the person or his pack with stealing instead of snooping first). Thieves of any skill level should be able to participate, as long as their character is a member of the thieves guild. If you have at least 60 stealing, and your character has logged 48 hours or more of time in game, then you are set to join. A thief guildmaster can be found in every Britannian town, Fel or Tram. I suggest looking in Cove, since it is so small.

You’d be best not to bring any valuable items that you cannot insure or bless. You can never trust such a high collection of thieves in one area, even with the ever vigilent town guards.

Thief or tamer, human or elf, PvM’er or PvP’er, blue or red, there should be fun for all at the Festival of Masks! Hope to see you all Thursday!
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Introducing our New EMs
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Posted on Saturday, June 13, 2009, 9:19 AM EDT by Lady Mana (NapaValley)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<As I'm sure everyone knows, the winds of change are a constant element in this world. And so, replacing the former event moderators Sezja and Kaen, please welcome EMs Fiorella and Sangria! They are very excited to be with us and are looking forward to Napa Valley's future. Please stop by the West Britain Counselor's Hall to meet them on Monday, June 15th at 7:00pm PST!

We even have two lovely descriptions of some of the new faces we'll be seeing around, courtesy of EM Sangria and EM Fiorella. Introducing Fredrick Clairmount, and Maya Demeter!:
Fredrick Clairmount
Fredrick walked along the streets with a gait that reeked of confidence and power. Those who saw him tended to stare. Fredrick smiled to himself. His cloak alone cost more gold than any of these poor souls would ever see in a lifetime. He was once one of those ‘poor souls’, but had worked his way up and out and was now reaping the rewards.

His mother had been a cook at a noble’s house. Fredrick never met his father. His mother used to tell him that his father was an aristocrat in some far off city. As a small child this made Fredrick feel special, important, even when the other children teased him. But as he grew older he noticed that the children of nobles were treated differently from the children of peasants. One of the biggest differences was that the noble children were tutored in reading, writing, math and other strange things. But he didn’t have a tutor. And without one, he’d never learn to read and write. He’d never be a noble.

Angry he went to his mother. Sadly she told the small Fredrick that she didn’t earn enough gold to pay for a tutor. She couldn’t help him. He then went to the Master of the house, something he was not supposed to do. But for this he’d risk his mother’s wrath. The master smiled down at the boy who was trying very hard to be brave, but he would not allow a peasant to join his children’s tutoring sessions. Fredrick was devastated. Unwilling to give up his dream of being like his unknown father, Fredrick went to the tutor himself to plead his case.

The tutor laughed, but Fredrick was not deterred. He cleaned, he tended the tutor’s horse, he hauled wood and water, he did anything he could to prove to the tutor that he was serious. He even convinced his mother to slip him a pastry each morning so he could deliver it to the tutor. After a few weeks of this, the tutor was no longer laughing, instead he began to teach the boy who turned out to be a fast learner.

In time, Fredrick achieved what he had desired as a boy. He had enough gold to last him a couple lifetimes, servants at his beck and call, he could do what he wanted when he wanted¦ but he was bored. He knew what the problem was, the challenge was gone. He couldn’t remember the last time someone told him, ‘no’, ‘impossible’, or ‘it can’t be done’. Fredrick loved those words. They sparked a fire in him that drove him to make impossible’ become ‘possible’. To prove that ‘it’ could be done, no matter what ‘it’ was. He knew what he needed to do.

It was time to move on.

Maya Demeter
Born in Cove, the city of love, was raised by the town as her mother tended the provisioners shop. There she learned the usual cooking, cleaning, tending the garden, but warriors and sailors also visited and she was enamored with the sea life. Sailors taught her to fish and manage herself on a boat. The warriors taught her to take aim with a bow to protect herself. Her mother all the while encouraging her, but always reminding her of where she came from: the small city of love and to never forget that.

Cove is, as many know, not far from an orc fort. This made Cove the target of many raids by the orc. Sometimes those raids included other worldly creatures that completely stopped the commerce for the small seaside village. Eventually, sea farers and warriors would make there way back, but the town just never seemed to make it back to full repair after each raid.

It was after one of these raids, that Maya Demeter lost her mother. She survived the raid, but barely. Maya spent the next several weeks tending to her mother’s every need. But sadly, even with the help of the healers, her mother slipped into the grasp of death, nothing Maya could do to stop it.

This brought forth much rage in the young woman. She had endured many raids and been told it was the way of things. But this time the orcs had gone too far! Maya swung on her bow and quiver, mounted her horse and began her ride to the orc encampment. The town people begged her not to go. “It’s not what your mother would want!” they called. But she rode off in a hurry to meet her mother’s killers.

As she rounded the bend, nearing the encampment, she heard a soft yet strange cry. She dismounted her horse and walked softly to the entrance of the cave. In the pale light of the cave she saw a smaller orc tending to one of the larger brutes. The smaller orc seemed to be crying. While she did not understand the words, Maya, understood the emotions being displayed. Her heart softened and she sighed. The smaller orc heard her and slowly approached. Maya no longer wanted to fight, she had just learned that those creatures were not that much different. The towns’ people were right; her mother never would have wanted this. While she was still angry for the loss of her mother, she left the orcs alone to say their goodbyes in peace.

Was this the way of things? Was it not the orcs fault? The other worldly creatures often times seemed to be controlling the orcs. Were the stories true that other things were at work in this world? While Maya had traveled some with the sailors and warriors, she had never experienced the real world. All she had were tales spun by others. Perhaps it was time for Maya to leave the city she loved and that taught her to love and take some of that love out into the world and see what really was out there. She left that next morning, her bow and quiver ready to fight, her fishing pole by her side, her heart ready to forgive and love. Was this a good combination? Only time would tell…


Regards,
Lady Mana
Lieutenant of the Royal Britannian Guards
Napa Valley News Manager
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EM Meet and Greet
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Posted on Saturday, June 13, 2009, 8:40 AM EDT by Ceno of MT (Baja)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<
  Taken from: The Golden Brew Tavern


EM Meet and Greet

Saturday, June 13, 2009
By EMSeppo

Title: EM Meet and Greet
Location: EM\’s Office (Britain Trammel)
Description: A chance to go over recent events.
Start Time: 2:45 PST
Date: 2009-06-13
End Time: 3:15 PST


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Please note that this event is for today!
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Wedding Bells
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Posted on Saturday, June 13, 2009, 8:29 AM EDT by Luka Melehan (SiegePerilous)
Wedding Bells




Fair winds brought news of spring love to be united under Nujel'm skies. Friends, enemies and wistful bystanders gathered to pay thier blessings to Sara Dale and Scopulus Falco at 8pm, June 12, as they joined hands and hearts in matrimony.

EMs Faine Morgan and Eira officiated a lovely ceremony reminiscent of times and ways that UO pays homage to, bringing a tear to more than one eye noticed by this reporter.



A lovely reception followed with much merriment, drink and laughter. The bride and groom followed the tradition of tossing the flowers and garter and stories were told by Lady Hoffs and the grim orc Mo'gluk. I was honored to have the opportunity to attend, to make new friends and see some old friends. I wish you both the best of happiness!

Wedding Toast

Here’s to Sara and Scopulus:
May they always love each other as much as they do today.
Now each of you has a best friend forever.
Each of you is a shelter for the other from life’s storms.
Each of you can share with each other life’s greatest pleasures.
This is a great beginning, but the best is yet to come.
Let today’s treasured memories turn into beautiful tomorrows
full of joy, fun, contentment and satisfaction.
The world always welcomes lovers,
and the whole wide world is opening up for you now
to share its treasures and delights.
May all your dreams come true, and may we get to share in them!

By Joanna Fuchs
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FoF: Have a great weekend!
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Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009, 1:39 PM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

Posted to uoherald.com's Five on Friday:


FoF: Have a great weekend!

Chrissay Zeeman


June 12, 2009


In this week's Five on Friday we cover...


Can you unravel Jewelry?


Yes, if the jewelry has magical properties. Can Jewelry be imbued? Yes. Do you have to have the crafting skills to be able to imbue an item? No, but crafting skills are useful for creating base items to Imbue.

-Leurocian



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What is the actual damage increase in combat when you have 100 lumberjacking skill?


Is it still 30-35% damage incerase like it was in renaissance or was it reduced to the same damage increase as inscription; 10-15%? Lumberjack provides a damage bonus of +10% at GM.

-Leurocian



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Does the chance of a Rares/Deco/Replica drop at the Valor/Spirituality/Humility/Tokono Champ Spawn increase based on how much of the spawn you kill & if so,does it only apply to one spawn session or does your chance reset each time you log out or start a different champ spawn? Is killing the early spawns cumulative until I get an artie?


The person who worked most of the spawn (earned the most points based on number and difficulty of the creatures killed) has the highest chance of receiving a replica. If that person doesn’t win it, then all the people who earned enough points to qualify for the replica have an equal chance at it, including the person who worked it the most. The points reset each time you start a different champ spawn. Logging out doesn’t reset your points. Only defeating the boss does. Points are altar specific so earning points at Altar A doesn’t count towards earning a replica at Altar B.

-Sakkarah



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Given the uselessness of certain powerscrolls would it be a good idea to rebalance each skills abilities to better fit across the board?


Rebalancing skills is a long term goal not exclusively linked to powerscrolls. But for the short term, we have been exploring ways of making low level powerscrolls and stats scrolls more desirable. We’ll be able to provide you with more info once we’ve ironed out the last details.

-Sakkarah



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Can you tell me all about the special move Feint, what it does, what affects it, how long it lasts etc?


The Feint special maneuver reduces the attacker’s damage by a percentage. The percentage can be 20% to 50% and scales based on the defender’s weapon skill. The Feint duration is 6 seconds.


-Leurocian



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Fansite Contests for Beta entry
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Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009, 12:03 PM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

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Fansite Contests for Beta entry

Chrissay Zeeman
01 May 2009 11:11:30

We have four sites participating with contests for entry to the Stygian Abyss Beta. Each site has their own unique contest. Each site can determine up to 3 winners for Beta Entry. Participating Fansites: Please Note: Additional prizes outside of the Beta Entries are the sole responsibility of the fansite running the contest. For additional questions for these contests please contact the associated Fansite. You can read more HERE…
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Lord Casca Summons Gideon
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Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009, 11:13 AM EDT by Sara of Baja (Baja)
from goldenbrewtavern.com

Lord Casca summons Gideon the merchant
Friday, June 12, 2009

 Fresh from his recent success, Gideon has earned himself an appointment with Lord Casca. Whispers amongst the highly placed officials suggest that Lord Casca is to grant major incentives to Gideon’s trading company

 Day: Saturday June 13th
Time: 4:00 PM Pacific (5PM Mountain, 6PM Central, 7PM Eastern)
Location: To be announced

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Community Spotlight
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Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009, 10:43 AM EDT by Avenhar (CommunityNews)

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Community Spotlight
Chrissay Zeeman
12 June 2009 13:11:29

In this week's community spotlight we have a fan site announcements and events from:

  • Atlantic
  • Baja
  • Catskills
  • Chesapeake
  • Great Lakes
  • Lake Superior
  • Whispering Rose
If you have fan site news, an event for your shard, or a suggestion for next week's Community Spotlight please click here. Please ensure your submissions are before Friday 1PM EST.

You can read more HERE…

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Stygian Abyss Beta Key Competition
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Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009, 10:41 AM EDT by Petra Fyde (CommunityNews)





Stygian Abyss Beta Key Competition
Objective:

Create Your Own Concept of the Abyss

Please Note: This is not a house building contest, we want to see your best vision of the Abyss

How:

Using currently available housing tiles and decor items

Where:

On any EA shard, including test center

or using Kurgan's housebuilder.

Entries:

Up to four images, cropped to the game window only - no top bar, no task bar, no paper doll

800 x 600 maximum size. .jpg, .gif or .png format.

emailed to: [email protected]

Eligibility:

Must be a beta test applicant (apply here if you haven't yet )

one entry per person.

Exclusions:

Current beta testers (Winning entries will be checked by EA)

UO.Stratics Admins.


Entry period:

Starts: Now! Closes: Midnight (EDT) Saturday 27th June.


Winners:

Will be selected from the entries by a panel of judges.


Disclaimer:


By placing material on or communicating with the Stratics bulletin boards, forums or submitting material for publication you hereby grant to Stratics and their affiliates and related entities the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, modify, display, distribute and reproduce all such materials in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future. You also agree to indemnify, defend and hold Stratics harmless against any claims or costs, including attorneys' fees, arising from the use or distribution of those materials. You further grant Stratics the right to use your name in connection with the reproduction or distribution of such material.

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A Busy Week
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Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009, 9:15 AM EDT by Avenhar (CommunityNews)

Ultima Online Stratics Weekly Announcement:



Not only the beta key competition, but also our regular weekly site update.



This weeks new and updated items include:



Have we inspired you to join in yet? Please send submissions to [email protected], [email protected], or send a pm to Petra Fyde.



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Boat Race on Sunday June 14th
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Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2009, 5:55 PM EDT by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
Just in from EM Malachi ~





Boat Race Sunday June 14th at 12pm CST/ 1pm EST

Information:
1. Please meet at the Trammel West Britain Counselor’s Hall for rules and course information.

2. The race will take place in Tokuno.

3. May form teams of 2-3 people.

4. The winning person or team will have their names engraved on a trophy to be displayed a the Reward Hall and on a lantern on Britain’s docks.

5. More information to be explained the day of the race.
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Jemma The Events Announcer
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Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 5:18 PM EDT by Sara of Baja (Origin)

Jemma The Events Announcer

There is a new addition near the Luna Moongate ... Jemma The Events Announcer who responds to key words and provides upcoming EM event information.

News

Event

More

Where

Rules

If you see the EM lanterns out, check with Jemma to find out more about what's happening!

Thank you EM Faine Morgan and EM Laurana for providing more in-game communication!

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Congratulations to Mab and Insanity
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Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 11:02 AM EDT by Stupid Miner (LakeSuperior)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<


Congratulations to Mab and Insanity on getting married!



Around 20 people came and witnessed their blessed union. The ceremony was performed by EM Autolycus. They had chose the earthen-themed wedding, and most agreed the ceremony was beautiful. Thanks to the guests for attending, Autolycus for performing the ceremony, Kariny for catering the reception (not pictured), and Me for setting up tables and chairs.

May you two find eternal happiness.
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Clainin Memorial Gardens
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Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 10:29 AM EDT by Cear Dallben Dragon (Atlantic)
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Written by Kanmare
Tuesday, 02 June 2009 23:18


Greetings all,

As some are aware, I have made a start on the Clainin Memorial Gardens using the plants and items donated by the Citizens at the service we held. If you do not see an item you donated do not despair! It is not yet finished *smiles*

Also - should any guilds wish to donate a statue to be labeled and placed (as was done for the HEAT and HOT guilds - note this is only for guilds not individuals), there will be an opportunity to do so at the next trammel and felucca Meet and Greet sessions. The next Felucca one is scheduled for this Friday. There will be a Trammel one soon! Stay Tuned and keep an eye on the schedule. If you are unable to attend those sessions then please email [email protected]his e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . No one need miss out.

Kanmare



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Community Hunt - Week of June 8th
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Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 5:08 AM EDT by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)


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.



Moonglow Zoo Community Collections hunt

Date: Tuesday, June 9th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center, next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Peerless Hunt (Mondain's Legacy Required)
Date: Wednesday, June 10th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center, next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Bone Daemon hunt
Date: Thursday, June 11th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center, next to the bankHost: Taeara Mi'Aken

Champ Spawn Hunt
Date: Friday, June 12th
Time: 9:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center, 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.
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Cap'n Lucky and First Mate Jack Hire New Crew
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Posted on Monday, June 8, 2009, 10:26 AM EDT by Sara of Baja (Origin)

 

Word got around that Cap'n Lucky was looking for a new crew to man his ships and would be taking applications on May 30th. Upon arrival at the PvP House, the applicants were met by a rather salty and cantankerous Cap'n Lucky who sent applicants upstairs where First Mate Jack was waiting.  Then Cap'n Lucky joined us and explained why he was looking for a new crew.

Cap'n Lucky Refusing To Say Cheese For The 'Camera'

'You appear to be a scraggly bunch but we'll see what you're made of.  Me loyal mate Jack is the only man left from that last traitorous bunch of sea slugs I called me former crew! THIEVES! All thieves!

Now, I enjoy a good spot of thievery myself from time to time.  But, ya don't steal from yer mates! And never from yer captain!

Da wretched bottom feeders stole me finest rum and been tryin' to duplicate the super secret recipe.  Not that they have enough brains amongst 'em to bounce like a ball yer understand. Still, I want me rum back! And I'll be needing a new crew for me ship.

O, aye, we've found where they've gone to ground like a bunch of barnacles not fit to be scraped off me ship and left to float down to Davey Jones' locker.  Ol' Jack and me, we'll take ye there, and if ye be worthy, and perform yer task well, ye may yet prove yerself fit for me new crew.  But don't think ye'll have an easy plank walk of it!

So, here's yer task, if yer got the stomach for it.  Jack and me found one of da ships where they think they secured the rum.  Those twits couldn't secure a piece of gold in a strongbox.  We'll take ye to da boat we found, but der be another boat missing with rum.  You'll be given a uniform, put it on. When ye gets to yer boat, board up. Ye must find da oth'r boat and da rum, and bring both da bottles to me.

If ye manage to find it and return me rum ye'll be fit to join me crew and have a golden ship sculpted and placed in yer honor, and ye'll be give a doublet crafted with me own hands in appreciation.

I'll be waiting on me own ship for yer to return to me what is mine!  But beware!!!! 'Tis been told dat de addle pated slugs been testing wat dey call 'rum' on the local wildlife with results dat were ... unfortunate.  But enough of dis lolly gagging. Ye need to pick yer cap'n, should be someone who won't sail in circles. Ar!  Ye cap't shall be identified with a cloak.


Team Captain Serena Zephyr

Alright, I be takin ye to da boat we found. Ye understand yer test? Find 'ze boat with ze' rum and get it to Cap'n Lucky!

The applicants were then transported to their waiting ship, the SS Minnow, which was near the Ocllo Docks.

It wasn't long until we encountered rum-crazed sea monsters that were carrying Experimental Rum Brew that momentarily tricked us ... This was NOT the real rum the Cap'n had us searching for.

Captain Serena Zephyr did an outstanding job of keeping the ship on course while we fought monsters and searched for the boat with Cap'n Lucky's Rum.

Once the ship with the Cap'n's rum was located, we grabbed the contraband out of the ship's hold, and headed back to where Cap'n Lucky and First Mate Jack were waiting for us.

Upon being officially name a part of his crew, our initial uniform, doublets crafted by First Mate Jack, were replaced by doublets crafted by Cap'n Lucky. And crew captain Serena Zephyr received another cloak.

An award naming the event and the team has been placed in the Origin Awards house.


Thank you to EM Laurana and EM Faine Morgan for such a fun event! We are looking forward to more pirate adventures!

 

 

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Catskills and Napa Valley Shard Issues
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Posted on Monday, June 8, 2009, 7:55 AM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

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Catskills and Napa Valley Shard Issues


Chrissay Zeeman

08 Jun 2009 10:10:59 EST


At this time Napa Valley and Catskills have an unexpected down time. At this time we do not have an estimated time for when they will be up. We apologize for any convenience regarding this. We will bring you an update within 2 hours of their status.

Update 10:24 AM EST: Napa Valley is back up and running.

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Who Rules The Roost? Date and Time Change
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Posted on Monday, June 8, 2009, 7:07 AM EDT by Sara of Baja (Origin)
from UO - Origin Events
EM Laurana & EM Faine Morgan's official website


Tame up your greatest chicken and pit him or her against your fellow Britannians’ chickens to find out who Rules the Roost on Origin!

* The date/time for the Chicken Fight has been set for: Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 5:00pm Pacific, 6:00pm Mountain, 7:00pm Central, 8:00pm Eastern, 4:00pm Alaska, 2:00am Sunday in France

Location: PvP Arena in Felucca - enter via the Vortex at the Buc’s Den entrance, Felucca
Note: There will be NO PvP or player killing tolerated at this event! It must be held in Felucca due to combat restrictions in Trammel, but this is NOT a Human PvP event!!

Players will pit their pet chickens or greater chickens against each other to fight to the death.
  • Anybody can tame a chicken (no taming skill required).
  • Greater chickens can be tamed at the Jhelom farms.
  • Bonded pets are recommended.
    • To bond a pet chicken, tame one (greater chicken recommended). Then, buy some hay from an NPC farmer. (You can find them in Skara Brae, as well as other cities across Britannia). Feed the hay to your chicken. Then, go to the nearest stable and say the word “stable,” then target your chicken. Keep your chicken in the stable for 7 full days. After that point, go back to any stable and say “claim list.” This will show any pets currently in your stable. Pick your chicken to claim it, then feed it another sheaf of hay. You should receive a message that your pet has bonded with you, and the word “bonded” should appear when you mouse over your pet. If not, put your pet back in the stable and try again tomorrow. Once your pet is bonded, you can begin training it. We recommend using a bonded pet because if the pet dies, it will become a ghost and can be resurrected. If the pet is not bonded, it will suffer a more traumatic death - one from which it cannot return to life.
  • Players can submit regular or greater chickens to fight (greater recommended).
  • Fight bracket will be determined at random by the EM’s at the start of the event.
  • Fights will occur at the EM PvP house in Felucca.
  • EM’s will pull each competitor and their chicken into the ring at fight time.
  • Players cannot heal or vet their pets.
  • No use of peacemaking (neither area nor targeted).
  • Professional veterinary services (heals and resurrections) will be provided after each fight for trainers that are unable to perform such tasks on their pets.
  • A magic wall will be cast. When the wall falls, players command their chickens to attack the opposing chicken.
  • Fighting will continue until one chicken dies. The last chicken standing is the winner for that fight.
  • Matches will continue until all but one chicken is eliminated. The last chicken standing at the end of the fight Rules the Roost.
  • Players may not kill other players or other players’ chickens (aside from the EM-sanctioned chicken fight) before, during, or after this event. Offenders will be immediately removed from the PvP Arena house and denied re-entry.
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Keep an eye on the UO - Origin Events Upcoming Events Calendar for future events.

 

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One Auction House Crumbles, One Flourishes and Crazy Net Toss
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Posted on Sunday, June 7, 2009, 7:48 PM EDT by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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It was a busy sunday ~

There seemed to be more people in the realm today than usual. Is school out already ?

The Hidden Auction House has been IDOC for days and it was a hot desination today. The place was jammed with people. From everyone I talked to " crap " was all anyone got when it fell. That is always the gamble and fun of a IDOC, the unknown.



Though I never attended this auction house it is sad to see a player run establishment fail and fall. On the subject of player run things the G-V held the net toss they have been promoting with many a white net dropped into the sea.



Gates were provided at the Luna bank as stated which took people to different boats in the configuration in above screenshot. The killing began and it was fast and furious. I survived but found it hard to loot corpses this way. I did walk away with a few ropes as mementos.







Though I heard several people complaining about the fields being cast making it hard to target and to see planks it was a fun time. Thank you G-V!

Holy Light Auction started a little late because of the net toss. Vixen was concerned patrons would not attend because of the toss but once a gater started the auction house started to fill up. Hans was suppose to gate but he either fell asleep or "flaked out" as Vixen coined it. :)



On the subject of Vixen she and autumn gave their best sexy look for the evening which the men in the crowd appreciated. Maelmordha did not look bad either behind the desk/table.



As I have stated in the past this auction house moves quick on the block which is very nice. Even the trivia is done quickly and fluidly. Aldrick quick from his several deaths at the net toss and Von Hogan ( carrying his big/famous pole ) sat near me. Two great guys!



Great items went on sale also.....a sorc suit went for 27 million.
I bid on a robe but lost to Big Jane.


Big Jane before winning the robe


Big Jane after winning the robe


There is something about a guy named Big Jane that makes it totally OK with me that I lost the bid.

Have a great week everyone!











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Public Announcement, Event Pre-Registration, Independent Kingdoms, Cities
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Posted on Sunday, June 7, 2009, 3:14 PM EDT by Sara of Baja (Baja)
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Public Announcement
(Event Pre-Registration)

By EMPallando

Hail my fellow citizens,

As a good majority of you are aware, the status of the independent kingdoms has been in the wind for sometime now.

However today, at the behest of our glorious King Casca, things have begun to move forward.

As Lord Emissary, the King has tasked me with handling the registration and acceptance of all representatives who wish to represent their cities or kingdoms in the upcoming trial to retain their independence.

Leaders choose your representatives wisely, for this person will speak with the combined voice of the multitude you rule over, and act in accordance with your will.

I should as well make mention that those representatives who fail to show themselves when the time comes, or a city claim independence without registering, believing they are some how permanently in the King’s favor, will face severe repercussions.

Let none say our King is ignorant of his realm. His words remain true and his promise has not been forgotten. All that remains is for his subjects to follow him.

At his will,
Lord Emissary Trubo Saius


OOC: Okay, any of those wishing to represent their kingdom or city in defense of its independence need to send an e-mail both to Seppo and myself with the following information, once they have received approval from their GM:

1. Character name of the representative and his position within said Guild/City/Kingdom

2. The full name of the Guild/City/Kingdom the representative wishes to defend at trial. Please note that a GM MAY represent his own city, and it need not be a separate person.

3. Name of the leader of the Guild/City/Kingdom (from here on referred to simply as PRC’s, for player run cities), if applicable.

A PRC may have no more than a single representative, HOWEVER one representative may speak for multiple PRC’s. In which case he will provide all the information for each PRC in his e-mail.

If any GM’s wish to e-mail Seppo and myself in support of their representatives (simply stating they stand in support of who they have chosen), it would be much appreciated.

The deadline for registrations will be this coming Friday the 12th of June (subject to change). Also please continue to check the website for updates, should anything change.

And FINALLY, if you have any questions, please reply to this Stratics thread or to the announcement on goldenbrewtavern.com (click this link) and I will field them ASAP (or make a separate post if there are alot of questions).

Pallando

 
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Paragons of Fascism
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Posted on Sunday, June 7, 2009, 2:02 PM EDT by Martyna Zmuir (GreatLakes)
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Virtue Law exhibit

The King Pro-tempore, Lord Casca, recently enacted eight 'Virtue Laws' which twist and pervert the very foundations of Britannia. His extreme views assumed a new threatening aspect two days ago when this delightful missive escaped his addled brain and made it onto parchment...

"I have chosen several talented individuals to help implement my new Virtue edicts. I have given them great latitude and authority to help guide people to the Virtues. While we face uncertain times, I believe these paragons of morality will help lead us into a new age of prosperity and goodness. Thank you, good citizens, for your loyalty and hard work.
-Lord Casca"

Paragons! Of morality no less! Oh, rapturous day! The citizens of Britannia may now learn from wizened monks of the subtleties and wonders of the virtues!

Oh, wait, I'm sorry, I forgot who the King was momentarily. This is not the act of a benevolent Lord British wanting to enlighten his kingdom... It is Casca, the two-faced power-mad despot with delusions of grandeur.

I took to the streets of Britain and tracked down these 'Paragons of Morality.' Eight in all, scattered about the city seemingly at random. I spoke to each one in turn, finding them most repetitive and wooden. That is, until you press the subject of their assigned roles and discover the dark truth of their twisted morals.

The butcher knife wielding Royal Interrogator stands like a thug in the Cat's Lair Tavern, ready to enforce Honesty on the people. "I question those who are rumored to be dishonest." he states blithely, "Most people are honest, so most rumors are true." I backed away slowly.

The Royal Benefactor loiters outside the Good Eats bakery ready to demand a donation to the poor. "Poverty is just another enemy, and fighting it demands stern measures." A noble sentiment, but what does she define as stern?

Outside the Cavalry Guard in east Britain stands the Royal Duel Referee, wielding a bloodstained sword and shield. "There is no Valor without risk of injury." He seems a tad too eager for a brawl, and claims he will supervise challenges.

The Royal Prosecutor, Paragon of Justice, paradoxically stands outside the gates of Blackthorn's Keep. When asked about how the edict will affect sentencing, he replied flippantly, "The guilty should have worried about their sentence before they broke the law."

The tellers at the First Bank of Britain cower behind the iron door from the orange clad Royal Tax Collector. He sees the added burden of higher taxes from a position only a tax collector could agree with, "If it isn't a burden, there is no sacrifice. Empty pockets, light hearts."

The staff at the Salty Dog Tavern had asked the Royal Investigator to leave the premises as he was disturbing their special clientele. His views on the matter of privacy are truly disturbed, "Privacy is a hiding place for the dishonorable."

Defiling the sacred Chamber of Virtue is the severe looking Royal Inquisitor. Her job is to monitor what people say, especially about the Virtues - and the heretics who dare espouse a non-approved viewpoint. "Freedom of speech, feh! Such freedom is a disease on society." She is one person I may want to use the Valor law to challenge...or simply knife in the back.

Lastly, the Royal Officer of Arms stands in front of The First Library of Britain. His job is to scour the heraldry records for lineage. "When people get uppity, our leaders and social betters can't do their jobs." Uppity, eh? He hasn't begun to see uppity...

Casca's moronic 'Paragons of Morality' are little more than fascist tools destined to oppress the populace. They do not belong in our society, they do not belong in our capitol city, and they sure as the Abyss do not promote Lord British's Virtues.

The High Council of Britannia will be addressing this issue tomorrow night (Monday) at 8pm CST in Compassion Grove south of Yew. (43o 18'E 88o 20'N) Fascist thugs need not attend.

DOWN WITH CASCA!

Lady Martyna Z'muir, Library of Sosaria

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Britain Farms Poisonings - An Update
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Posted on Sunday, June 7, 2009, 12:26 PM EDT by Martyna Zmuir (GreatLakes)
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Britain FarmersThe farms west of Britain have not yet returned to normalcy, as the investigation into the ill deeds there continues - albeit slowly. In my previous articles on this topic, I placed the blame for the livestock deaths and crop poisoning squarely at orcish feet. While orcs were indeed involved, they were but pawns in the grand scheme - meant to distract the Volunteer Royal Guard.

After the orcs set up a small camp north of the farms, I discovered a note and a journal in the campsite. The witting for each was a very poor forgery of orcish, and they were dismissed as planted evidence. Sometime later, however, I discovered fragments of a torn page scattered at the camp. When pieced back together, they shed a new light on why the orc camp was there.

"Lat gimb Mojo Wadder ub humies. Majoka try make Mojo Wadder fur orcz. Nub want fuud make sick. Gu tu furt wid Mojo Wadder."

Translated:
"You find potion of humans. Mages try make potion for orcs. No want food make sick. Go tu fort with potion."

It indicated that the orcs were looking for a potion to counteract poisoned food of their own. Farther northeast of the camp, I chanced upon a bedroll tucked under a fallen log. Ever curious, I poked it will my staff and noticed the corner of a small notebook underneath. Within was a familiar seeming script...

"Instructions
Less important than your other tasks, but find some seeds if you can. If you do, I'll add another two thousand to your pay.
iN"

Curious, I thought, iN was the signature used by Imperus Noxum a month prior in the journal recovered from Shame. Noxum had lured the Volunteer Royal Guards there to test his plan for immortality, the binding of his soul to elemental poison. The Guards had soundly defeated the fiend, and presumed him dead. I presented both pieces of evidence to Captain Savos of the Royal Guard at their next meeting. Tomas agreed that the handwriting on the instructions was very similar to that of the late Imperus Noxum, and it was assumed he had survived and may be causing the current troubles.

The repaired orcish note seemed to fit in with the reports Captain Savos had received from scouts in Yew and Skara Brae. Orcs had been witnessed planting poisoned crops into fields and then returning to their mine. Curious behavior.

Once again, the Guards laid siege to the orc mine to discover just how involved the orcs were with the plot to poison the Britain food supplies. Once inside the mine, the enraged orcs defended their home from the invading Guards. During the fight, several things were discovered.

First, the orc's chief food supply, corpsers, had become infected with the toxin and were now diseased.

Second, a bottle of green dust was located with the orcish mages.

Strange bottle filled with green dust.

Third, three journals written by an orc named Mojon were discovered. Combined, these journals explain that the orc believes humans and elves brought the poison into the mine and made the corpsers sick. The orcs brought the poison back to the farms in retribution, and possibly to obtain the cure from one of the farmers. (Copies of these journals may currently be found in the north Britain Counselor's Hall, or permanently in the Library of Sosaria - just south of the Yew moongate.)

Victorious, the Guards returned to their unfinished Training Hall in the mountains north of Shame. While discussing the new found information, a single orc ran up to the fortified enclosure. His name was Olodagh, and he pleaded with those gathered to spare the orcs and to stop attacking their forts and mine. Eventually, a truce was made between the Royal Guard and the orcs. If they would remove their camp at the farms, the Guard would end its attacks.

The investigation stalled briefly, and no new poisonings or orcish incursions occurred. In fact, the two farmers who had been ill had recovered somewhat. I continued to investigate the matter, feeling the pieces still didn't quite add up.

I found a muddied scroll along the base of the mountains far to the north of the farms; it had been too badly damaged by the elements to read. The scroll has since been retrieved for restoration. I then headed to the home of Carina, the farmer that had originally been a suspect in the poisoning deaths. He informed me that he had seen Captain Savos franticly searching the area around the orc camp for something, and that he didn't trust him.

Curious about what the Captain of the Royal Guard may have been searching for by himself in the woods, I headed to his tiny office within the walls of Castle British. Just outside the main gate, I found a scrap of paper... part of a note. Upon checking the guard houses for a potential owner, I discovered yet another scrap. Two parts of the same note, its contents were disturbing.

"TS,
From now on I shall write as Imperus Noxum. Put out that journal of his so people can see his writing style... They've probably forgotten him. iN (Nice forgery. eh?)"

TS... Tomas Savos. This note implied that Captain Savos knew far more than he had told the volunteers, and that he may have had a hand in the foul deeds themselves. I reversed direction and headed for the Counselor's Hall to see what others would make of this discovery. Once again, I spied a slip of paper wrapped around the bottom corner of the memorial there.

It was badly damaged, and I couldn't locate any missing pieces in the area. From what was written on this section, I could tell it was another note to Tomas...

"TS,
Don't forget
the castle c
row. Don't b
on't forget t
ons you need t
ave so bad news
mperus ive."

Simple deduction indicated two things immediately, something was to be found in Castle British, and that the 'bad news' was that Imperus Noxum was alive. As I rushed back to Castle British, I considered why Noxum's remaining alive would be bad news. Other than the obvious threat to Britannia nearly all immortal mages seem to represent, the only other conclusion I could reach was that someone was indeed forging the missives signed with his mark.

A thorough search of the Castle, wish caused many a nasty look from the nobles, revealed a note hidden behind a bench in the small chapel on the first floor...

"TS,
"Peace" with the orcs...lovely. I do wish you hadn't gotten my best alchemist killed in the process though.
-iN-"

Another not to Tomas from whoever was pretending to be Imperus Noxum. But who was this alchemist, and how did they die? I could only speculate that it was an orc, killed during the last raid... Or was it someone else, as yet undiscovered?

I waited for the next meeting of the Volunteer Guard, and as they left the Counselor's Hall for the mountain Training Hall, I pulled Lord Magnus Grey aside and briefly told him I had evidence against the Captain. We agreed to wait for the opportune time to present it.

Captain Savos was just taking the dais to speak as we came through the gate. He informed the gathering crowd that a man had been arrested in Trinsic for striking a guard during a drunken bender, and was serving a short sentence in the local jail. The man, one Marcus Lucian, was a trader and had been the one to sell seeds to the farms in Britain. He wished for the Guard to question the man while he met with Lord Casca.

Marcus LucianAfter temporarily releasing Marcus from his cell, he was grilled repeatedly about the seeds and their provenance. He says he received them in trade from a farmer in Skara Brae, and that he sold them to Julie in Britain. The questioning quickly became monotonous, and it became painfully apparent that this man would be of little further help in the investigation.

Returning to the VRG Training Hall, we were soon joined by Captain Savos. He informed us that Lord Casca had chosen to nullify the treaty with the orcs. I immediately questioned the sanity in reneging on one of the few good things to come out of the recent turmoil. No explanation was given for this imbecilic decision.

Accusing TomasAfter being informed of the trader's uselessness the meeting was about to end before I spoke up about what I'd found. Captain Savos denied the allegations that he was involved with the poisoning, the forgery, and that he knew who was behind the plot.

However, as denial is not evidence, Lord Grey placed the Captain under house arrest for the duration of the investigation or until his guilt or innocence could be firmly ascertained. Grey led a crestfallen Savos through a moongate to his confinement.

Imperus NoxumShortly after they left, the already stunned gathering was further surprised by the appearance of a poison elemental. None other than Imperus Noxum himself, coming to give his thanks for having one of the men who had maligned his 'good name' arrested. He continued saying that he wanted the Captain and 'his friend', meaning whoever had been writing the notes, punished - and he wants us to do it!

When he was soundly rebuked by the Guard in the name of Justice, he set his minions on us. A fierce battle ensued as the Hall was flooded with poison elementals, bog things, poison clouds, acid elementals, and a particularly nasty acid serpent. In the end, the Guard triumphed over Noxum's hordes.

Could Captain Savos be a traitor? Who is he working with? Is the master criminal known as 'Pauper' pulling the strings? Keep your eyes open friends, don't let any scraps of paper go unnoticed - you never know what they might reveal...

Lady Martyna Z'muir, Library of Sosaria

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Von Krieg Wins EM Fishing Tournament!
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Posted on Sunday, June 7, 2009, 4:33 AM EDT by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)
EM Event: Fishing Hosted by EM Vladimere
6/6/09 Counselor's Guild in Britain


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Tonight the citizens of Chesapeake set sail in search of the big fish! I was running a tad late so I sat with EM Vladimere for some small talk while waiting for the return of the fishermen. The seas were calm in most parts but some were infested with Sea Serpents, Water elemental and those little dolphins.

The contestants all came back around 9:10pm EST. Some had no luck while others like James Von Krieg from Dragons Watch had to carry in two very LARGE fish by hand from his ship.

Fishing Event Results:

James Von Krieg (DWxC) 161 and 152lbs
Elves (DmG)- none
Loopy (FTH) 156lbs
Char Gar (F#V) - Only 1lbers
Albert- none
Jesse (L/V} - 38lbs
Sushi (DWxC) - 24lbs
Periwinkle (DWxC)- none

4 Pearls all together by
(Was not part of competition but with mention)

Jesse
Sushi
Char Gar

Cheering on the fishermen:

Nanoc (DWxC)
Niva The Savage (T_T)

The winner and fishing champion of the shard
James Von Krieg

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Quote: "My Boat is a stealth boat and
I bought a fish finder off ebay."

The group sat around for awhile chit chatting and cracking jokes. CharGar being playful asked for a engraved robe and EM Valdimere explained what would happen.

EM Vladimere:
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Congrats to James Von Krieg and a congrats to those that came out and tried to take home the biggest catch!And special thanks to Merik for the event coverage!

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Chesapeake Mage Tournament Results!
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Posted on Sunday, June 7, 2009, 4:12 AM EDT by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)
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                                                      Chesapeake Mage Tournament Ends in Draw!

         Last evenings Chesapeake Mage Tournament was quite the event to witness as some of the shards top mage talents came together to vie for the nights championship. The nights activities began with gates being opened from various locations on the Felucca facet leading to the nights arena located just south along the mountains from the Chaos Shrine.

                        Prefight

            After signing in all competitors and working out the nights first hiccups the events host Jason Bourne of the True Brits greeted guests and competitors alike covering the nights rules and rewards. Competitors awaited thier names to be called to enter the ring as the crowd anticipated the nights action picking favorites with a plethora of trash talk and predictions! Alas the first names were called sometime near midnight as Lord Trueblood and the Dastardly Wasp faced off in the nights first match!

     Opening Match

           The nights opening battle began as spells began to fly back and forth in titanic porportions. Quick casting spells were the choice as speed was of the utmost importance in the attempt to withstand the constant barrage of poison,  fire, and lightening. The two would be champions lit the night sky until alas one was befallen. Wasp stood victorious!

                End of Match One

        With Wasp taking the nights first matchup convincingly our sights now set on the second match of the night. Essence of Nate faced off against Grimlock in a long battle.

          Match Two

           The two battled and even provided the nights first hurdle as spectators were found to be providing heals via magic wand in attempts to thwart the nights honest competion. All spectators were then removed from the arena and fights were resumed as the nights host did a fine job officiating the event.

           Once back to action the match resumed with Nate besting Grimlock in another fine matchup.

                Match Two

            With action well underway , it was time for the nights first attempt to kill those in attendance! The Followers of Armageddon rushed the top floor in hopes of wiping out the spectors! In a poor attempt the invaders were tossed and the guild warned, any fighter who belonged to the raiding guild would be disqualified! Luckily this worked as things calmed down after the brigand bunch battled outside along the grounds.

            The nights third matchup brought Wasp once again to centerstage, up against No One this would prove to be the nights longest battle as the two spellcasters went on like a couple dexxors with a potion iv! The two battled for what seemed like an hour or more perhaps exchanging blows back and forth

                  Match Three

          With the match ongoing No One seemed to be in the lead working hard to keep Wasp near death and redlined several times. Unable to finish him the match was eventually stopped and the two stripped of thier gear and furnished with reagents. The two naked mages then began again with Wasp easily defeating No One with a barrage of large spells in quick order.

            The nights final matchup I was able to witness was that of Rofocale vs Phyber Optik . The two put on quite a show as well when in the end Phyber was victorious!

       Match three

            The night wearing long as matches went well into the early hours of the morning as competitors eventually reached the nights finals. Wasp arriving via the winners bracket and Essence of Nate coming back from the losers bracket. The first matchup boasted Wasps first loss of the night! With victory near the two finalists could neither hold thier heads or spellbooks up any longer as they both agreed the wait for stat loss was too great as the match was declared a draw in a unique turn of events!

           All in all the night was a fair success as even matchups and fair play ruled the nights fun. I'd like to thank Jason Bourne for hosting us for this great event and hope it returns soon as the mages of Felucca showcase thier tremendous magery skills. Look for further announcements in the shards forums in the coming weeks!

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Druids know the way to Skara Brae
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Posted on Saturday, June 6, 2009, 9:24 PM EDT by Martyna Zmuir (GreatLakes)
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Skalin WindLast evening, Clannad Skara held a public ceremony in commemoration of returning to their ancestral lands just northeast of the Isle of Skara Brae from a land called Caledon. The Clan recently petitioned the High Council of Britannia to assume the vacant seat for Skara Brae, a request which was quickly granted. Lady Chelsee Lynn is presently the Councilor for the City of Spirituality.

Placing of the StoneA ship called the Skailn Wind arrived at the docks in Skare Brae carrying a sacred stone which would complete their stone circle. The procession of Clan and guests marched along the shores of the mainland around to the northern side of the cove east of the Isle to where the stone would rest. There, a Clan druid performed the rite of setting the stone.

Clannad Skara Meeting HouseThe festivities then moved to the Clannad Skara Meeting House for food and refreshments. Discussions amongst attendees ranged from the plight of the Britain farmers and the truce with the orcs, to the distasteful 'Virtue Laws' which Lord Casca imposed recently - Chancellor DaKaren promised the High Council would address those this coming Monday during the scheduled session.

A pleasant time was had by all, and Clannad Skara will be a most welcome addition to Britannia and the Britannian Armed forces.

Lady Martyna Z'muir, Library of Sosaria

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Mab and Insanity's Wedding Tomorrow. 6pm CST June 6th
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Posted on Saturday, June 6, 2009, 6:25 PM EDT by Stupid Miner (LakeSuperior)
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Lady Mab and Lord Insanity are to be married tomorrow at 6pm CST by Justice Falls. The quickest route would be to recall to Justice Shrine and walk a few screens north.

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Legends Saves the Bell of Courage
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Posted on Saturday, June 6, 2009, 5:43 PM EDT by DevilsOwn (LegendsAOL)
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Today the citizens of Legends were called to arms by EM Tashik as reported earlier and reported to the Hall in Britain to receive instructions from Candrin Devar. We were told that forces were invading Serpents Hold with the intent to corrupt the Bell of Courage and a gate was provided to begin the battle to save it.






The people of Legends fought brilliantly at Serpents Hold and defeated the masses of juka and executioners only to learn that the forces of the evil Tarin had moved to three shrines... Valor, Honor and Sacrifice. Gates were created and all followed to cleanse the shrines of the evils surrounding them. At Sacrifice shrine Candrin asked the ankh for guidance and told us that he knew where the Bell had been hidden but that it would be a fearsome battle.





Away we all went to the dungeon Shame, fighting our way down to the very bottom where we were faced with fearsome blue balrons, Ravagers of Courage. The battle was long and many were lost, along with a few tamed greater dragons which were confused in their loyalties and reverted to wild. True courage and cooperation prevailed, tho, and the Bell of Courage has been returned to Serpents Hold.





Candrin has told us that the Bell will need better security and will soon call upon the crafters of the land to build a proper monument for it. Legends looks forward to this task for our crafters, and I fear that Candrin Devar may have far more materials than he needs for one monument!



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Black Market tomorrow, June 6th, 8pm EST. Merchants Wanted!
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Posted on Saturday, June 6, 2009, 1:48 PM EDT by Petra Fyde (Catskills)

Ahoy all!



The United Pirates of Catskills announce the next Black Market event for June 6th, 8 pm EST! During this monthly recurring event, you can sell, buy or trade your wares! The facts:



  • Merchants can claim a personal market stand where they can advertise and sell their products. The merchants should enter the list of their products into the book locked down on their market stand (at least one day prior to the event, so people can come by and check on the items).

  • The prices should be LOWER than the regular Luna vendor prices! Bargaining is encouraged!

  • Are you looking for a certain item? You can post your request on the bulletin board out front of the Black Market. Merchants can check the board beforehand and have the appropriate items ready for sale. The board will be wiped after the Black Market is over.




If you want to sell contraband, you can simply come to the Black Market building prior to the event and enter your name and your item list into one of the (empty) books on the market stands. By doing that you have claimed the market stand and may use it exclusively during the event. The Black Market building is located next to our Jolly Roger Inn.



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FoF: Beta Launch
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Posted on Friday, June 5, 2009, 1:38 PM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

Posted to uoherald.com's Five on Friday:

FoF: Beta Launch
Chrissay Zeeman

June 05, 2009

In this week's Five on Friday we cover Gargolye flying abilities, Doom Gauntlet, and skill points on Jewelry.

I've noticed that melee skill points on jewels and items dont count towards combat abilities, such as special moves, hit chance increase, etc. i was wondering if that was designed to be that way or if it is a bug. spell casting skill points of items count towards those abilities. example of what im mean if i have 60 base tactics and use an item with 10 tactics to get to 70 tactics i still cant use the special moves for the weapon and get a que saying i require 70 tactics to use that move.

Melee skill points on jewelry and items not counting towards special move skill requirements is as designed.

-Leurocian

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Since the gargoyle flying ability is being made so similar to being mounted, can we assume they will only have 4 taming slots? Or will they be able to fly with a greater dragon?

Possibly requiring a control slot for gargoyles while they are flying is something that the team is still currently evaluating.

-Leurocian

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Since the doom gauntlet now uses a point system to determine artifacts, do the points get whipped out after leaving doom or do they build up, letting you get a higher chance each trip until you receive the artifact?

The points build up until you receive an artifact.
-Leurocian

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Will another char slot be included with SA?

There are no current plans to include another character slot for SA.


-Leurocian


Is there any progress with regards to making (for example) Black Staffs/Cleavers/Hatchets craftable? & if not, when SA comes out, will it be possible to unravel/imbue those items? ?

I don’t recall any plans to making black staves, cleavers, and hatchets craftable; however, you will be able to unravel/imbue those items.

-Leurocian

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Announcements:



We have sent out our first round of Beta invitations last night. If you didn’t get into this round we will have plenty of other opportunities for invitations.



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Player run events and fansite news can be found in this week’s community spotlight here for additional details.



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Come on you know you want to submit your question for the Five on Friday. Click the here.


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Look one, Look all!
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Posted on Friday, June 5, 2009, 11:55 AM EDT by Cear Dallben Dragon (Atlantic)

Look one, Look all!

The Atlantic Page
Has a new and updating
Side bar!

We are looking over all retrievable
Stratics documents and adding them
as we find them.
Take a look and send up suggestions if you got'em!

 

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Community Spotlight
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Posted on Friday, June 5, 2009, 11:30 AM EDT by Avenhar (CommunityNews)

Posted to uoherald.com





Community Spotlight

05 June 2009 13:28:23


In this week's community spotlight we have a fan site announcements and events from:



  • Atlantic
  • Baja
  • Catskills
  • Chesapeake
  • Lake Superior
  • Whispering Rose

If you have fan site news, an event for your shard, or a suggestion for next week's Community Spotlight please click here. Please ensure your submissions are before Friday 1PM EST.



You can read more HERE…




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Week 10. Who thought we'd have given up by now?
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Posted on Friday, June 5, 2009, 9:20 AM EDT by Avenhar (CommunityNews)

Ultima Online Stratics Continuing Weekly Announcements:




This week we bring you a variety of items.


  • Under 'Fan Art' Saphireena's fantastic renditions; Thank you Lady Aalia

  • Under 'combat' A new page on the armor sets Thank you Stupid Miner

  • Updated, Special Moves information. Thanks RichDC.
  • Updated, Spellweaving Thanks again RichDC. Please keep 'annoying' Petra like this.

  • Links to many of the EM's sites - See right hand menu of uo.stratics.com

  • A significant number of updates to Hunter's Guide Thank you Stupid Miner

  • An updated menu for Atlantic Shard Thank you Andrasta, News Manager for Atlantic.


We're not giving up on the task, how about joining in and getting your nick on the site? Please send submissions to [email protected] Or send a pm to Petra Fyde, or even start a thread on UHall the way RichDC did!

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Pantless Birthday Boy at MOA
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Posted on Friday, June 5, 2009, 7:38 AM EDT by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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Pantless Birthday Boy at MOA ~


Wednesday evening I popped in just before auction time at MOA to say hi to the handsome Pratt. Another engagement required my attention so I was not able to attend the auction but returned for the thursday night action yes action and auction. It had been many many weeks since I last attened a MOA auction.

A pantless DJ was walking around, not the usual uniforn for MOA staff. Soon enough I found out it was DJs birthday. Maybe he had just got spanked before I arrived.



After begging from other MOA staff Lady Princess Melody and Emerald Ice, DJ put his pants back on and the auction began.

A well attended event with may guilds represented including, $FC$, FCB, NWJ, GOF, OHL, ToM, R*R, G-V, HYT, A EF, CFC, T8V, ANKH, H^I, -Y-, ENVY, DC*, -UP- and XV.
Many familar faces like Caleb, often seen dead at spawns, and old friend Aridas of FCB were in the house.

Gold give-aways ( trivia )have always been a big part of MOA events and thursday nights gold was donated by UO Ledger.



Many great items went up for bidding but it was the eggs that really surprised me. Easter is long gone but Great Lakes players are still into eggs, high priced eggs at that. A Pacific egg 2009 sold for 1.5 million, Drachenfels 2009 egg sold for 2 million and a Fake Fabrege egg sold for a whooping 36 million ! Now that is a pricey omlette indeed.



MOA runs auctions wednesday and thursday evenings unless otherwise posted. Gates are always provided from Luna and other banking locations.









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Update - Battle on High Seas
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Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2009, 8:14 AM EDT by Ceno of MT (Baja)
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  *Update From: Golden Brew Tavern
all updated info will have a *


Battle on High Seas - Rules and Registration

By EMSeppo
Go back to —> Battle on high seas plot
Event Announcement
Players are asked to pre-register for this event. In case it was not clear, this event will take place in Felucca on Saturday June 6th at 5:00 PM PST.
Rules
1) In order to participate, you must sign up with one of the two teams: Gideon’s Red Team, Independent traders’ Blue Team.
2) You may not attack another member of your team at any time during the event
3) Blue team’s goal is to steal Red team’s cargo
4) Red team’s goal is to secure all of its cargo
*5) You must wear the team uniform (robe and shoes) during the entire event
*6) All players are requested to turn off their guild tag to alleviate guild tensions
*7) You may register by commenting on this post; Specify your character name and which side you wish to join (click here to sign up)
Notes
*1) None of the boats will be locked and hence, you will be able to board them
2) You may join either of the team on any character of your choice, regardless of murder or faction status
3) This event is in many ways a test run for more challenging Felucca events in the future. I hope that everyone is able to play within the very simple rules outlined above.
*4) If we are not able to get a reasonable amount of people signed up then the event will be postponed or canceled. Please spread the word to anyone you think that might be interested in joining. I am hoping for at least 15 people per team.
5) All participants are requested to have insurance turned on and have ample gold left in the bank
*6) Starting locations will be announced closer to the event and all boats will be supplied
*7) Worthwhile to keep in mind that some templates will not be as useful as compared to others in a boat fight

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Roster (so far)

Gideon’s Fleet: Athena, Lil Debi (M!S), Mikali McVie, DixieLoneStar, Cymidei Fier (DT)
Independent Traders’ Fleet: Yourself, Spyder Kittyn, Renegade,Sir Guildies, Give’r Da Onion, SuperKen, Tofu TwentyOne, Mr. Krabs, Keiryan, Robin Hood, Balljoint, Jackal, Monk, DB

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The Syndicate Holds Community Events
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Posted on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 4:43 PM EDT by Watchertoo (CommunityNews)
This just received from our friends at The Syndicate:

The Syndicate Holds Community Events

The Syndicate held a series of Community Events this past weekend. They included our weekly Craftsman Day that has been going on once a week, every week for more than a decade. In addition to that ancient event, two other very fun events occurred.

On Saturday, Syndicate member's Faye and Umeko hosted a "Build A Village" event. The idea was to bring the community together and create a temporary village out of seemingly random items and form a virtual community for a couple of hours until things began to rot. The question, "Would this event be something players would enjoy?" was certainly on our mind before the event began. When all was said and done though, more than 30 players had participated and quite an extensive village was built, enjoyed and then decayed. There was a tavern, a concert hall and a number of very creative houses and some decorated ruins. Below are some screenshots of some parts of the village.







On Sunday, The Syndicate held one of its famous Lottery events. More than 50 players from all over the server were gated in for the free lottery drawing where 25 prizes were given out. The winners for this round of the lottery were:

  • Dexter
  • Zatar
  • Amorous Vixen
  • Mairu
  • Alexander
  • Labing Tatlina
  • Captain Anarchy
  • California
  • Max
  • Sir Matthew Hale
  • Anastasia
  • Achilles
  • Cloud Nine
  • Blink
  • Lazarus
  • Calvin Klein
  • Blood Runner
  • Anzha
  • Dawg of War
  • Dinurth
  • Aurora Boralis
  • Zumies
  • Kat
  • Nokittymypotpie
  • White Fluff
Prizes included power scrolls of all shapes and sizes (grouped into bags for different character templates), artifacts, rares and checks of a million gold among other things. Thank you to all who came!

Look for more of these events coming soon! And if you would like to participate in Craftsman Day it is every SUNDAY at 4pm EST. You can find Syndicate gaters at the major banks. You will know them by the LLTS abbreviation over their heads and the blue robes that they wear. As always CD is a free event and open to all.

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Battle On High Seas, Saturday, June 6
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Posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 3:08 PM EDT by Sara of Baja (Baja)
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from goldenbrewtavern.com

 Battle on high seas
By EMSeppo

Thief master sat quietly in the poorly lit chambers as he watched the man and woman sitting in front of him arguing with each other.

They were the representatives of a loose alliance of independent merchants who had approached him few weeks ago seeking information about the purpose of Lord Gideon presence in Britain. Having suffered major setbacks in the shipping trade at the hands of Gideon’s enterprise, they watched nervously as Gideon was allowed residence in Lord British’s castle.

Thief master: I believe I have met my part of the bargain. I wish you luck in your venture.
*rises from his seat, slightly bowing his head*

Ursula: Wait, what is this? You have just informed us that Gideon is negotiating a royal favor with Lord Casca! You must help us!

Thief master: *gives an exaggerated shrug* I fail to see how this concerns me or my clan.

Ursula: Now, now, master thief. Don’t be so coy. You know very well that such an alliance could swing the balance of power in favor of the crown! Surely, your interests do not match such a scenario?

Olin: *impatient* Just think, man! Lord Casca working together with a shipping monopoly would have the ability to choke the populace at his will.
*looks around nervously*

Not that I am suggesting that our good king, may light guide him, would abuse but the erstwhile fragmented trade has always acted as a check against the possibility of this happening.

Thief master: *looking casually* I suppose I can be of assistance for a small fee.

Olin: Anything!

Thief master: *nods* There is more to this story than I have said so far. After learning the nature of Gideon’s negotiations with Casca, I used my best spies to uncover more details. Their efforts were not in vain.

*pauses*

I have discovered that Casca has given a mission to Gideon to test him. If Gideon were to fail at this mission, his plans will come to a screeching halt.

Ursula: *blinks* And what would be the nature of this mission?

Thief master: It is quite simple actually. Casca wants Gideon to arrange for the transport of some shipment in Felucca by this very Saturday.

Olin: *laughs* Then we have nought to worry as Gideon and his cronies have no presence in Felucca to this date.

Thief master: *raises his eyebrows* Not what my spies tell me. I have heard that Gideon is busy hiring mercenaries and sailors for this very task.

Ursula: We must sabotage this mission at any cost! *ponders* If we knew the route of this shipment, we could intercept them! Steal the cargo!

Thief master: *smiles* And this is where I earn my small fee!

*spreads out a cloth map of the lands and surrounding seas*

*pointing on the map* This is where they plan to load the shipment and this is where I would plan to intercept.

Event Announcement

Players are asked to pre-register for this event. In case it was not clear, this event will take place in Felucca on Saturday June 6th at 5:00 PM PST.

Rules

1) In order to participate, you must sign up with one of the two teams: Gideon’s Red Team, Independent trader’s Blue Team.

2) You may not attack someone in your team at any time

3) Blue team must steal Red team’s cargo in order to win

4) Red team must secure all of its cargo in order to win

5) You must wear the team uniform (robe) during the entire event. This means if your suit includes a shroud, then you will have to ditch it.

Notes

1) It is advised to not be part of a guild during the event but it is not necessary

2) You may join either of the team on any character of your choice, regardless of murder or faction status

3) This event is in many ways a test run for more challenging Felucca events in the future. I hope that everyone is able to play within the very simple rules outlined above.

4) If we are not able to get a reasonable amount of people signed up then the event will be postponed or canceled. Please spread the word to anyone you think that might be interested in joining.

5) All participants are requested to have insurance turned on and have ample gold left in the bank

6) You may register by following this link, and replying to EM Seppo's  post. Please specify your character name and which side you wish to join.

 
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The Festival of the Way Part 4 - Destiny Awaits In Trinsic
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By WarderDragon (Baja Stratics Reporter)
Tuesday June 2nd, 2009.


“Welcome, weary stranger! May you find here warm bread and the beautiful song of my mandolin. On a quest through Britannia, you say? Should you rest alongside my fire, I shall impart the story of our land for your enlightenment and entertainment.

I am considered, by all measures, to be an expert on these matters. My pilgrimage as a Bard has drawn me to the lovely City of Britain, though I have had occasion to spread song in Moonglow, Trinsic and other townships you surely have seen in your travels. A journey through Britannia may not be wholly understood without the knowledge I am inclined to impart. So rest, gentle traveler, and I shall begin…”
- The Ballad of the Shattered Stone,
Sedrik the Apprentice to the Court Composer.
(circa 1997).


The Procession arrived early the next morning, just as the first rays of dawn began to peak over the eastern horizon. They were greeted by the sounds of waves crashing against a distant shore, while the inviting smells of the cities bakeries hung thick in the cold morning air. Lord Elladan Faeryn and Xel the Wanderer, two of those chosen by The Widow, awaited them at the Western Gates of the City of Paladins.

The Four Companions, having failed to complete their journey to the City of Dawn in time for the Thaumaturgist’s Funereal, chose to continue on foot to the village of Trinsic after having discovered the body of a murdered Dawnite. When they arrived in what was then a small colony of thatch-roofed hovels and wooden palisades built on the shores of the Cape of Heroes, they were greeted by the Captain of the Trinsic Guard and a sage of no small renown.

Lord Elladan represented the Captain of the Guard, welcoming the Four Companions and the Procession as they arrived at Lightbringer Gate.



He took a brief moment to remind them why the City of Honor remains a much more desirable place to live than Britain.



The Captain then directed the Four Companions to The Sage, who wished to say a few words to the gathered.



Xel the Wanderer, like the legendary sage that he portrayed, offered the Four Companions words of consolation and hope. Although the words of the original sage have been lost to history, if the legends speak true, his enlightened words managed to stir something strange and wonderful inside the hearts of the four. The Stranger, the Bard, the Provisioner, and the Shepherdess now shared a bond that neither tribulation nor death could break. Their destiny was now bound up with one another.

The gathered bowed their heads in silence, and listened closely to the wise words offered by Xel the Wanderer.





“We humbly welcome the Four, friends, and travelers alike from far off lands at journey's end. It is a joyous event; a grand gathering to celebrate the first native-born holiday in this World or in any versions of this World. It is a pleasure and honor to pay homage not only to the Four but also to the great Thaumaturge who so devotedly studied and refined his understanding of the art Arcane within the legendary City of Dawn. The original Four: the Shepherdess who was also the Thaumaturge's niece, the renown Bard whose voice could melt even the heart of an Arctic Ogre Lord, the Provisioner who secretly practiced the Dark Arts, and finally, the young Warrior who simply wanted to witness the spectacle. Though they and the great Thaumaturge are no longer with us in body, they are here with us in spirit.”




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Previous Event: Build A Village
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The Syndicate held a series of Community Events this past weekend. They included our weekly Craftsman Day that has been going on once a week, every week for more than a decade.

 In addition to that ancient event, two other very fun events occurred.

On Saturday, Syndicate member's Faye and Umeko hosted a

"Build A Village" event. The idea was to bring the community together and create a temporary village out of seemingly random items

 and form a virtual community for a couple of hours until things began to rot. The question, "Would this event be something players would enjoy?"

 was certainly on our mind before the event began. When all was said and done though, more than 30 players had participated and quite an extensive village was built,


enjoyed and then decayed. There was a tavern, a concert hall and a number of very creative houses and some decorated ruins.


Below are some screenshots of some parts of the village.

 

 


 


 


 On Sunday, The Syndicate held one of its famous Lottery events.

 More than 50 players from all over the server were gated in for the free lottery drawing where 25 prizes were given out.


The winners for this round of the lottery were:

Dexter

Zatar

Amorous Vixen

Mairu

Alexander

Labing Tatlina

Captain Anarchy

California

Max

Sir Matthew Hale

Anastasia

Achilles

Cloud Nine

Blink

Lazarus

Calvin Klein

Blood Runner

Anzha

Dawg of War

Dinurth

Aurora Boralis

Zumies

Kat

Nokittymypotpie

And

White Fluff


Prizes included power scrolls of all shapes and sizes (grouped into bags for different character templates), artifacts, rares and checks of a

 million gold among other things. Thank you to all who came!

Look for more of these events coming soon! And if you would like to participate

 in Craftsman Day it is every SUNDAY at 4pm EST. You can find Syndicate gaters at the major banks.


You will know them by the LLTS abbreviation over their heads and the blue robes that they wear. As always CD is a free event and open to all.


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Interview with an Event Moderator: Vytacca Edition
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Interview with an Event Moderator: Vytacca Edition

What is your favorite Ultima Lore character? Why?

 Ultima lore on its own, there are a lot of characters who were all pretty cool.
Intermingling with UO lore, maybe Jaana because in Ultima 7 she had that cute hawk
as a weapon! But in terms of overall "Ultima" lore, the Avatar has to be my
favorite, because he is me!


Do you believe you embody any particular Virtue System Virtue?
 In line with the previous answer, I'd say probably not; I think many people who
carried over from the original Ultima games to UO kept the Avatar frame of mind and
would consider themselves to encompass them all.


Favorite city and why.
Hmm I think, visually, Occlo, because it reminds me of when I was new! I loved old
haven.. even though it was all re-arranged a bit from the Felucca counterpart.
Britain definitely had more appeal to me at the time but you only really miss
something after its gone. Like old Haven!


Favorite Facet and why.
Trammel! I'd say Felucca for the history aspect, but Trammel looks nicer by default
and you don't get your Easter eggs stolen from your pack. Good old Britannia, with
leaves on the trees!


What would you like to see introduced to UO?
 Like to see introduced to UO? More players, to play the cheese race! Ok really, hmm
well when I started as a newbie, I noticed the lack of "Paws". That might be a fun
work-in, in-line with the progression of world fiction. Not much, but then again
I'm not that fussy about additions to the game.
Cear: I totally agree! I was really hoping that after disease wracked Yew they would make
Paws and exile all of the sick people there.

Which do you prefer, Order or Chaos?
Order. Nicer shield.

What are their favorite Character to play when they play UO on their normal time
Trammie dexer.

Their funniest UO Moment
Hmm hard to answer with any of the "good" stories without revealing anything about who I am.. but one of
the more memorable times was on a regular test shard, where I was around Brit
graveyard as a character in Fel who was perhaps slightly inappropriately named.
Anyway, after I got killed, somehow, I had got renamed to "bunny", instead of my
tough-guy name that I had before.

When is Clanins memorial going to be decorated?
Good question, soon hopefully! All donated items will be put around the memorial,
and there were quite a lot donated...

Is it possible for you to place teleporter at trammel Britain moongate to trammel Britain bank?
or is that more of a Developer issue?
More of a developer issue. We could place gates, but it would only be temporary and
they would have to have an event-related reason for existing. Hopefully people will
already have re-instated their default location as "Brit Bank" for their runebooks,
instead of Luna bank, with the new drive to get people back to Britain on Atlantic!


Who are the different characters that you play and how do they connect with each other?
Kaden Marsten and the Cheesemaker. Interaction? Not sure, though if
Kaden meets Barra, he doesn't like her.

Can we bribe you to blow up Luna? If yes, will 3000M gold suffice?
I'd do it for free!

Tomas is a well-known Elf hater. What is your opinion of the Elven kind? Do you find their ears too pointy as well?
Heresy! May Casca find Tomas and have an example made of him! On a side note, Kaden
doesn't like drow in general. So that's sort of elven. But not really.

Are you versed with the history of Atlantic? Can we expect to see any attempts to at least acknowledge, if not rejuvenate, some of the things long lost?
Hard to really answer this one, though it would be easy to say "Yes", "maybe", "not really"

If so, can you share some details?
 I'd like to. The races are a good start but there tends to be a lot of players AFK. The cheese races are *near* the bank but not close enough to promote a "come back to Brit!" drive

What is your home shard, and what do you think of Atlantic's community?
No comment on the home shard, but Atlantic does have a great community with a nice
mix of RPers and PvPers thrown in. Take Clainin's memorial and the Tome of Love
events for instance; we asked players to line up and.. they did! Its great to work
with players who are so cooperative

How long in general have you played Ultima Online?
About 9ish years now. Started just after UO ren or so. Had the old T2A box at the
time, though, meaning that when I *did* get a PC with a CD drive, I was still
assuming that people could steal from you and that you only had 100 gold when you
started.

Have you ever played any of the older Ultima Games?
played them all (savage empire/Martian dreams included), with the exception of 2
and 3 which I never played properly. The first one I played was Ultima 7, which is
still my favorite.

What do you think of your job as Event Moderator. Easy? Hard? Fun to do?
Its great! Definitely an opportunity I would recommend anyone take up if they
had the chance to. I wouldn't say its hard as such but it can be demanding at
times. But its fun to get the chance to be someone who makes events rather than
attends them, for once.

Will we ever see one of you two play a darker role?
 Barra is definitely a dark role. Darker? Maybe. Who knows!

Will the contract killing event that began in Tokuno pick up again?
Regularity I think is about a month. It has been a bit on-and-off, but hopefully it
will run regularly, every month.


Any insight you can give as to what the EM program will bring in the future?
More events! No, I can't really comment on this one.

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Virtue....Laws?
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Strange blue-hued lanterns have been sighted at the north Britain Counselor's Hall this evening. Each one is engraved with a 'Virtue Law' as it were... Though what twisted realm these virtues reflect is not presently known.

Rumor has it these laws are the work of the King Pro-tempore, Lord Casca. During my interview with him after his ascension to the throne back in January, it was implied that there would be changes to Britannian law, and a strengthening of observance of the Virtues.

But I ask you my friends, is the list presented below a reflection of the Virtues as taught to our ancestors by Lord British… Or is something untoward at work here? Virtue Law lanterns

Virtue Laws:
Law of Honesty - Citizens must answer all questions completely and honestly.
Law of Compassion - Citizens must help those in need.
Law of Valor - Citizens must accept any challenge.
Law of Justice - The Punishment for those who do not plead guilty and confess will be greater.
Law of Sacrifice - Citizens mist sacrifice to higher taxes.
Law of Honor - Those without Honor may not hold public office.
Law of Spirituality - Heresy against the Virtues is a crime.
Law of Humility - Citizens will show respect to those with higher social standing.

I found Malag-aste, the High Council's Minister of Foreign Affairs, on the streets of Britain and showed him the new laws. His reaction was to declare their author "deranged" and to question "exactly which Virtues this person follows..."

I located Chancellor DaKaren of the High Council of Britannia in his tower in Newcastle Township to get his thoughts on the matter of these laws. To put it plainly, he was "abhorred at the idea that the Virtues could be so easily twisted nearly beyond recognition," and vowed to "determine the true meaning behind the implementation these laws." He finished with, "If the author is truly our Lord Casca, we have either seriously misjudged the man, someone has played a cruel joke and changed his intent… Or on the throne sits a madman."

A personal breakdown of each 'Law':
The 'Law of Honesty' would work in a perfect world, and could potentially be very freeing. However, sometimes the answer to questions such as "Do I look plump in this frock?" should remain a marriage-enhancing "No dear,"

The 'Law of Compassion' is the only codification that seems rationally justifiable, though one questions the need to make law what should already dwell in the hearts of the Kingdom's populace.

The 'Law of Valor' will make our streets run red with blood; not with that of an enemy, but of those participating in senseless duels.

The 'Law of Justice' is a complete farce. Those who plead guilty should indeed be guilty, not forced to prevaricate in the hope of a reduced sentence. Justice is blind, but woe be to the Kingdom should it be made deaf and dumb as well.

The 'Law of Sacrifice' shall line the coffers of the Kingdom in gold. But yet, I ask, how will this money be spent? Magincia has lain in ruins for years, its survivors made refugees. Will the poor be fed and clothed? Will the blights of war be mended?

The 'Law of Honor' would be sublime were it even remotely approachable. Honor is a fluid concept, a rigid interpretation is not possible without giving into fascism.

The 'Law of Spirituality' will completely stifle any dialogue regarding the Virtues. As quasi-religious tenets, their very nature gives their follower's ample room to question their beliefs - that is the very basis of Spirituality!

The 'Law of Humility' will draw class boundaries across every city and township. Respect is earned, not based on a quirk of birth or the balance of one's bank box. Respect everyone equally.

I apologize, dear reader, if my editorializing detracts from the seriousness of these 'laws.' If I am branded a heretic and an agitator, then so be it. The role of the media is to inform, to ask questions, and to make the reader think… Please, dear reader, my fellow citizens, think long and hard about the future of our beautiful Britannia. Think about that which you wish to leave behind for future generations, and that which you don't.

UPDATE:

It has now been confirmed that the 'Virtue Laws' are royal edicts direct from Lord Casca. A new display has been erected exhibiting the laws just south of the Main Gate in Britain (2o 54'S 10o 41'E).

Virtue Law exhibit


Lady Martyna Z'muir, Library of Sosaria

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The Festival of the Way Part 3 - The Journey of the Four Companions
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By WarderDragon (Baja Stratics Reporter)
June 1st, 2009.


“In the early years of Lord British’s Reign, there existed a legendary thaumaturge unmatched in his talent for the arcane and beloved as a performer of great miracles.
He was revered and honored wherever he went, but he loved the City of Dawn most of all the Mage Cities. Dawn, which lay between Britain and Trinsic amongst the Spiritwood, was suspended in time and neither aged nor withered.
He would visit Dawn often to further his understanding of the mystical arts, but tragically he was not able to save himself from a mysterious ailment that wracked his body and his mind.
To honor the memory of the thaumaturge, he was to be entombed in the most magical of places, the center of the City of Dawn. Throughout the land people planned to gather and celebrate the passing of such a great Thaumaturge. One particular group consisted of four travelers who sought to journey to the Mage City of Dawn.”
- The Festival of the Way
(May 4th, 2009) (Edited by WarderDragon)


The Chosen began spending the next four weeks making preparations for the Festival of the Way, an event meant to commemorate the Four Companions and the construction of the Spiritwood Road. At the time, they did not fully understand the purpose or meaning of this procession or why they had been chosen for such a ritual, but who could truly fathom the deep inner-workings of the Oracle’s mind?

Lord Ceno, called Cottonwood, began organizing the various organizers chosen by the widow to lead the procession. He also began to pen the forgotten story of the Four Companions and their failed Journey to Dawn, a story related to him by the Mother Oracle.

“And so, the four filled their skins with the Water of Life which still flows to this very day from the Fountain in Lord British's Castle. They set out on the second Friday of the fifth month from the Castle and made their way South towards Trinsic. But alas, they never made it, nor did they ever find the City. For perhaps they did not know its secret way of entering the city where the two moons Felucca and Trammel had to align just right and the gate would only open for a very short period of time.

And so, it is said that the four would wander North to South, and then South to North. season after season searching for The Way. Soon the shepherdess began to look over her shoulder and swore she saw some sort of dreadful ghost wearing a hooded shroud dyed the deepest, darkest black anyone has ever laid eyes upon and the material seemed as if it were as light as the air itself was following them. But whenever any of the four would turn to look, the hooded figure was no where to be found.

They wandered for many seasons until their very tracks would make the road which runs to this day from Britain to Trinsic. This would become the main thoroughfare of our World, and would shape this Realm into the cities and settlements which we all know today. And the City of Dawn, now a Kingdom, has since emerged from the Ethereal Void which it once was and rests east of the dungeon Wrong on the Felucca side of the Baja shard.”
- The Festival of the Way,
Lord Ceno of the Way (May 4th, 2009).


Father Nicholas on the other hand began spending many weeks locked away in the realms libraries and scriptoriums, seeking any reference he could find to the forgotten four. Sara and Oriana began spreading word of the festival to the Town Criers throughout Britannia, Tokuno, and Malas-Olympus. Katrina D’antres and her cousins began searching the seaports of the realm far and wide, purchasing every scrap of shadowdancer cloth and spiders silk they could find. Bucko, and the villagers of the County of Berg, set about creating sixteen-thousand wax candles to be placed along the edges of the Spiritroad. Lady Magdalena began baking furiously, nearly exhausting the queendom’s supply of flour and cinnamon.

Xel the Wanderer on the other hand spent several days sunbathing nude on the shores of Lenmir Anfinmotas in Ilshenar, meditating on his upcoming speech over a cold bottle of Shochu. You might say, he wanted it to go down with a showering of love.

With all in place, Ceno sent out the call for all to gather on the Second Friday of the Fifth Month, May the 8th.

On the evening of the festival, people came from far and wide to view the spectacle and share in the festivities that awaited them at journey’s end. The streets of the capitol became packed with sightseers and foreign ambassadors. The inns were packed, and the taverns were beginning to run dangerously low on Sake and Golden Ale. Britain had not been this crowded since the rediscovery of Olympus, the Realm of Luna.



Ceno planted his feet firmly on the drawbridge of Castle Britannia, visualizing a flame. The sorcerer closed his eyes, allowing himself a moment to feel and understand the pain that seared his muscles and continued to wrack his lean elven form. Slowly, he began to feed the emotion into that flame. He could not allow the pain to touch him. He had a destiny to fulfill, and a week’s captivity at the bottom of Baron Darkmor’s Keep would not stop him from performing his duty as the Lord of the Way.

His thoughts were drawn to everyone who had made this festival happen. Magdalena, WildStar, and the others who had rescued the dying enchanter in the woods north of Vesper, and had nursed him back to life. She had almost seen his scars then, wounds that only one other individual knew about. Wounds that haunted his dreams. He thought to the events that had led him to his capture, trading his life to rescue the Heiress-Presumptive of Shieba’s Queendom. They could have died then. He thought to his old mentor Nicholas, who had disappeared without a trace following that night. Was he still alive?

As if on queue, the bent figure of an old man stepped out onto the bridge. A black hood shrouded the man’s features. Ceno could recognize that beard anywhere. Nicholas threw back his hood, and for a brief moment the old man and his former squire reunited. They had a great deal to discuss – the Dark Tower and the Prophecy – but that would have to wait for another evening. The Festival of the Way was about to begin, and those who deny casualty rarely benefit from their defiance.



Ceno requested that everyone gather around him, and he began relating the tale of the Four Companions and the meaning of the Festival of the Way...

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The Festival of the Way Part 2 - The Widow's Web
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By WarderDragon (Baja Staff Reporter)
May 31st, 2009.


“As the Widow’s will is the guidance of fate,
And the prophet weaves her webs of woe,
The lands are inclined to become entwined,
With the wisdom and visions of her tarot.

With tales from her cards guiding the shard,
The world is divided and waits undecided,
With so many wondrous rumors from Yew,
Will an upheaval of Order leave Chaos in store?

If wonders and rumors and bare truth,
Of the ages since past from whence they were seen last,
The Elves returning should surely bare,
Knowledge and truth to humanity’s youth.”
- The Web of the Widow,
Alcandin Asandi (circa 2005-2006?)


Father Nicholas the Old, known to some as Father Christmas and to others as Sunta Klompz, found himself seated alone in the Office of Ilmarienen Seppo and Pallando the Far Wanderer. He had come seeking an audience with the green-clad sages, but his mind could not help but drift elsewhere. He sifted through the thoughts and memories that persisted to tug at the edges of his conscious mind, his daydreams haunted by the events of the past fortnight. The emotions that he had once thought buried now lurked in the darkness of his mind, threatening to seize control as they had once done. He had to be careful. So lost in these thoughts and feelings, he barely noticed an elderly woman close the door behind her and approach his seat.

Nicholas’ thoughts drifted to the lands of his birth, and to the nature of his upbringing. They turned to his first love, Elizabetha. The Blood Oath, that familial curse that damned him as surely as it had damned his ancestor so long ago. He once thought he could escape the curse, but it had returned.

The thoughts drifted to three nights before. He played out the scene in his mind. He clubbed the hooded figure over the head, pushing his way through the swell of battle into the Paladin’s Hall. He had to reach Clainin before Melissa. The scream. The flash of light. The explosion. The carnage. He was too late. Nicholas’ mind shifted to the Invasion of Trinsic, and the Second War of Darkness. He had also been too late to save her. He carried a sword back then, rather than his enchanted walking stick. Nicholas had once been known by the epithet Dracul, rather than Christmas. Ceno had been his squire then, and had long kept secret the nature of the old mans much more ominous nom de guerre. Nicholas had also kept secrets about his former apprentice. Both men haunted by the atrocities committed during that evil war, and not all of them were committed by the Armies of Lady Minax.

He knew the darkness inside his own heart, and questioned if he could control that darkness if it were drawn back out of him. He would have strangled Sir Calyndrell, had Magdalena not come back down the stairs. Magdalena? Ceno? Would they too be lost to the darkness that he strived against? Would they be consumed by shadow, just as his son had been?

Nicholas’ thoughts were snatched back to the present, and he swiftly fed his thoughts and his emotions into the flame of his subconscious mind. The Widow sat before him, and he forced a smile that he did not feel inside. They exchanged the usual pleasantries, although the old man still could not help feeling odd about being called “child.”

The Widow leaned in, and informed him of a procession and festival that was to occur in a month’s time. The procession was to honor four brave individuals, who engaged in their first adventure in the early decades of Lord British’s Reign.

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The Festival of the Way Part 1 - The History of Dawn
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By WarderDragon (Baja Stratics Reporter)
May 31st, 2009



“A band of four strangers shall come upon thee, and unto them ye shall deliver the implements of the abominations downfall. Yet the danger is not the abomination, but what it has released… In the midst of the great imbalance, thy city shall vanish from the sight of man. Ten times thou shall await thy summoning in a place of power. That which was small will become large, that thou canst prepare thy destiny. In all things there is purpose…”
- The Prophetess Xenka,
The History of the Kingdom of Dawn Vol. 1 (Circa 1998).


Once upon a time, there existed a realm of powerful magicians and fearless legionnaires known as Akalabeth. A vast empire ruled by a line of wealthy and influential sorcerer-monarchs and guarded by a host of warrior-prefects, Akalabeth thrived for centuries as a center of learning and trade unmatched throughout all the realms of Sosaria. Only the Kingdoms of Olympus and Rondolin, who later became known as Luna and Zento, rivaled the majesty that was the Imperium of White Light.

The Dynast-Emperors of Akalabeth brought peace and tranquility to their lands, with only a few notable exceptions to be discovered amongst the records of their long and storied history. They employed a small arsenal of enchanted relics and alchemical catalysts in their attempts to produce great wonders of elemental tempestry and arcane thaumaturgy. The performance of such miracles benefited their people in ways that have since been lost to history, although legend tells us that disease was rare and famine unheard of in the land of the Sorcerer-Monarchs. Yet for all their arcane prowess and knowledge of the world around them, the Akalabethans failed to see the darkness that had begun to fester within their own hearts or the black taint that their sorcery had left upon their souls. In the last five decades before the empires final collapse, a series of wars and the outbreak of plague threatened to destabilize the once peaceful realm.

The Sorcerer’s War was the first to erupt, leading to the destruction of seven of the nine Towers of the Moon. The Keepers of Sorcery, once the protectors of the realm, were now divided and leaderless. The Third War of Succession followed shortly thereafter, threatening to tear Akalabeth in two had it not been for the swift rise of Lord Wolfgang the Great. Wolfgang was a wise and generous monarch, who managed to unite the numerous conflicting factions together and secure his place on the Imperial Throne. He performed many feats that helped to temporarily repair the damage caused by the two previous wars, but like his people he failed to see the treachery that existed within his own house. Wolfgang had two heirs, the youngest of whom was named Mondain.

Mondain would show himself to be a capable albeit cruel young wizard, a child prodigy in every respect. Wolfgang recognized this all too late, but held out hope that his son would be turned from the dark road that he seemed destined to pursue. The emperor offered his son something that he believed the young sorcerer couldn’t refuse: The Sun Ruby. Should Mondain turn from magic for a time, and spend a year cultivating compassion with the monastic Order of Empathy, he would offer his son the artifact that was the source of the Emperor’s power. Wolfgang’s son proved to be much more treacherous and impatient than he had assumed. Mondain murdered his father that night, stealing the Sun Ruby and fleeing Akalabeth.

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Town Guard Orders
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Town Guard Orders


By EMSeppo


Any single guard is only as good as his or her unit and a unit is no better than its weakest link. A town guard, like any other guard, must learn discipline and team work.
Any town guard recruit planning to take his or her S.R.T. will have learned and practiced the following orders,
Parade orders
Attention: All town guards will face the ranking officer and stand to attention - straightened posture with arms on the side
Present fortification: Town guards will assist each other in building a temporary fortification for inspection
Present role: The town guard queried will describe his or her role within the unit
Present arms: The town guards will present their primary weapon of choice
Guard lineup: All town guards will form an appropriate line up of no more than three standing next to each other
Forward march: All town guards are to march in step with each other beginning three seconds after the command, saluting as they pass the ranking officer
Halt: All town guards are to cease marching

Stand down:
All town guards are to relax from their attention stance and await further orders
Dismissed: All town guards are dismissed. They may leave the lineup after saluting the ranking officer
Tactical orders
Fire in town: All but one of town guards present will run to the nearest source of water and assist with putting out the fire. The town guard not assisting with water will direct citizens to a safer place
Arrest [Name]: Surround a person to be arrested. Use force if they struggle
Aid [Name]: Assigned healers will heal the said town guard or citizen
Attack [Name]: All town guards shall attack the said person
Fall back: All town guards will fall back to the ranking officer. If no ranking officer is present, they will fall back to the nearest defensible or preselected position
To [Name]: All town guards will form a square formation around a person to provide protection
To bank: All town guards will report to the bank of their assigned city
Defend position: All town guards will erect temporary outpost at the said position
Defend home: All town guards will congregate at the town guard headquarters in Britain. Upon arrival, they will take defensive positions
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While the town guards are unlikely to find themselves in a full battle, they are still required to have book knowledge of tactical formations,
Formations
Wedge formation: Lines thinned to provide concentration in center to smash through enemy lines
Single line defence: Deployment in a single line to overlap enemy flanks
Cannae tactic: Center left weak deliberately to invite enemy centre attacks allowing encirclement of the enemy
Strong right flank: Strong right flank to break through enemy’s left flank and then attacking from the rear
Protected Flank: Using a natural barrier to protect one of the flank and positioning the cavalry on the opposite end
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The High Sea Fishing Adventure!
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Posted on Monday, June 1, 2009, 7:10 AM EDT by Shiel (Oceania)
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Ahoy there, me Hearties!

Shiver me Timbers!

Crossing to my sister for this week's report as this is much more in her line of work than mine.. meet Teryane, umm.. she says she is a pirate.. and a fisherwoman to boot!



Hiya Everybody! Ive never really written a news report although I have good credentials..
I studied in Vesper with the mages you know *nods seriously* until the sea called to me..
Anyway.. on with the story!

It was a beautiful clear day, simply perfect for anything on the water!
and yet here we were sitting in the guard room watching one of those green robed.. gnomes.. it seems..



Stinky places guard rooms.. all that smelly metal armour and oil!
*wrinkles her nose in distaste*
Anyway, the gnomes had us line up against the West wall (after a short break where we worked out which was the West wall..) we complied willingly.



They explained to us we were going fishing! Since this is one of my favourite passtimes I realised why Shiel wanted me to take this assignment. The gnomes said the sea was a dangerous place.. good thing Peter was along with his big dragon to help! He doesn't fish he says, so I was glad he would be able to help his boat with their defence. Some of those serpents can get nasty.



We all piled outside and waited for the female gnome to cast a gate to where the boats awaited us. She took a little while but managed to find her rune and cast us a gate to Britain docks. We all ran around to the boats they had placed out for us and they explained the rules.



We had ninety minutes to catch some big fish. The heaviest and the lightest would be made into trophies to hang in the rewards hall in Malas (as an aside, there is a gate to the rewards hall next to the Moderator's Hall in Britain - make sure you can get back.. it is a one way affair).



They had wonderful names for their boats too!
There was the "Scuba-Doo", the "Aquadisiac", the "Avid Angler", the "Lottawotta", the "Fishin' Magician", the "Wet Ev Oar"and the "Let's get Naughty-Cal" to name a few.

We were slow to set off but when we realised we had all the instructions we needed we all piled aboard the boats and off we went! Zephre and Melodi were my shipmates for this voyage.. Melodi captained the boat and gave the tillerman his orders, while Zeph and I stood on the two gangplanks to fish.

First thing that happened - we were stopped by Peter's boat! They were going to fire on us so it seemed!



We were honest in our response to that.. we didn't have any cannons! We might have to remember to bring some next time...



Then they had the temerity to board us! The nerve!! However, it seemed like a piratical thing to do, so we decided we would look out for other people on our travels too.



The next person we happened across was Captain Jack Sparrow Jr. fishing from the side of the boat! We were just about to arrange a boarding party when we were surrounded by serpents!



We went on our way after dispatching the serpents. The next person to appear was one of those gnomes himself! This time sporting a pirate hat, doublet and boots. Melodi seems really attached to his lantern.. you'd better guard it well gnome!



As we continued, we decided it was a beautiful day. Melodi and I were a little envious of Zeph's skill however, or maybe it was just his day! All of these serpents were his catch! We were struggling to find anything!



We also managed to help a fellow fisherman in distress.. Jedisith Chewie had fallen afoul of a serpent himself it seems. We ressed the poor fellow and went on our way.



Things were not all smooth sailing.. during the course of the afternoon we ran into strange never before seen beasties of the deeps! Pictured below are the Rogue mermaid, Slimy Sucking Seaweed and a Rabid Sea Sprite we encountered on our travels.



When our time was up, the gnomes met us at the dock. We all lined up as requested, proudly displaying our catch if we caught anything.. I could see several people bearing large fish.. but I had no luck today, managing just one white pearl in all that time! Zephre had two big fish, however, so we were hoping he would win his trophy.



The people vying for the heaviest fish were asked to step forward and display their catch to the gnomes. Three of us, from top to bottom... Zephre, Jack Sparrow Jr. and yo mama stepped forward to display their catch.



Zeph's fish we knew was a massive 124 stones! We anxiously awaited the verdict. The gnome took his fish and moved on to Captain Jack Sparrow Jr... whose fish weighed in just a few pounds heavier at 127 stones! yo mama's fish looked smaller in comparison (as it had been accidently cut up...) so did not get weighed.

~~CONGRATULATIONS TO JACK SPARROW JR!!~~
~~~~WINNER OF THE HEAVIEST FISH~~~


Before the presentation of the lightest fish to the judges, I was distracted by the late arrival of Durnick on the "Seas the Day".



Zephre again proudly stepped forward, as did JediSith Chewie! There were mutters from our boat.. we did rescue him after all! Was he now going to take the prize?



Zephre handed in his 15 stone fish and awaited the response from the gnome in the pirate hat and carrying the lantern that Melodi was eyeing hungrily. Jedisith Chewie handed in a 13 stone fish!

~~CONGRATULATIONS JEDISITH CHEWIE!!~~
~~~WINNER OF THE LIGHTEST FISH~~~


The event concluded with a trip to the rewards hall for those who had not seen it. The trophies will be placed in days to come. Back to Shiel for a wrap up...


Thank you Teryane for your coverage!
I hope the Event Moderator's don't object to being called "gnomes"
*frowns at her younger sister*

If anyone else has screenshots of this event (as Tery was only on one boat so there are others who may have more to report) please add them below and tell your tales :)

It sounds like a fun time was had by all.. especially Tery anyway.

Stay tuned for the next exciting event in the Oceanic calendar!

Shiel.
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Auctions for week of June 1st
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Posted on Monday, June 1, 2009, 5:18 AM EDT by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)

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

NeXt Auction

Date:  Tuesday, June 2nd

Time:  7:00 p.m. CST

Location:  South of Luna City

Contact: Meani – ICQ 65-689-918

BEC Auction

Date:  Friday, June 5th

Time:  8:00 pm CST

Location:  South Gate of Luna City

Contact:  Lady Tia - ICQ 23944805

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258th Assembly of the 7th High Council
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Posted on Monday, June 1, 2009, 5:03 AM EDT by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)
258th Assembly of the 7th High Council

Date: Monday, June 1st
Time: 10:00 PM EDT/9:00 PM CDT
Note Location: West Counselor's Guild, Britain, Trammel Facet

-Lord Malo adresses the assembly on his appointment of the new Governor of Yew.

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

-Possible edicts from Lord Casca, King pro-tempore.

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

-Other items to be announced at the meeting.

John Cainbridge
Chancellor of Virtue,
High Council of Britannia


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Community Hunt - Week of June 1st
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Posted on Monday, June 1, 2009, 4:39 AM EDT by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)


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.


Britain Library Community Collections hunt
Date: Tuesday, June 2nd
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Peerless Hunt (Mondain's Legacy Required)
Date: Wednesday, June 3rd
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Arctic Ogre Lord hunt
Date: Thursday, June 4th
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, June 5th
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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Community Meet-Up
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Posted on Monday, June 1, 2009, 4:31 AM EDT by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)
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Community Meet Up – June 1, 2009
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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