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August 2011

(Player Event)The Gauntlet is back!
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Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 7:37 PM EDT by Frarc (Drachenfels)
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The Gauntlet is back!

We would like to invite all adventurers for a trip to Dungeon Doom to fight in the Gauntlet!

On Friday the 2th of September.

Leaving around 20:15 CET on top of West Britain Bank!


Be there!



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Account Center Maintenance - 08/29
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Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 1:09 PM EDT by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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Shard Sonoma Currently Unavailable
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Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 1:07 PM EDT by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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Sonoma Accepts the Challenge
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Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 1:05 PM EDT by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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Luna End of Summer Festival Program
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Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 11:55 AM EDT by AirmidCecht (LakeSuperior)
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Mythical Sea Dragons
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Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 8:20 AM EDT by Petra Fyde (LegendsAOL)

Mythical Sea Dragons
Submitted by a Guest Writer - name withheld.

A second interrogation of the captive pirates led to the revealing of the creature known as the Mythical Sea Dragon. Believing the two occurrences to be linked, Armondo Pascal led a legion of Legends finest to the last known whereabouts of his missing dog Franchecsco. The pup managed to make it home safely but was definitely on to something. We picked up his trail on the docks of Vesper.

We set out to the sea to try to catch a glimpse of this so called ‘Mythical Sea Dragon’. Heading south from the Vesper docks we came upon a severely wounded creature we identified and confirmed as a Mythical Sea Dragon. The creature died from its wounds but shortly after two more of these creatures rose from the depths and made their presence known. As they moved towards Vesper we followed intently hoping to learn more.

The search party docked in Vesper and separated into a grand armada to seek out the dragons again. The task now at hand was to find, track and research these creatures. We managed to make contact with both sea dragons once again. One was located close to Vesper while the other seemed to be drifting towards Nujelm. Upon detection of each of the sea dragons, observation and testing began immediately to try to find out as much as possible about them. In physical appearance they looked very much like regular sea serpents except for the color. The creatures had vibrant bluish green scales. They also appeared to be completely harmless and have still shown no signs of aggression. It was difficult to say but they seemed to just be swimming adrift in any which direction. We tried several experiments on the serpents including an anatomic evaluation which failed to produce any useful evidence and decided the best thing was to put them together and keep them contained for long term observation and evaluation.

It took several hours to herd the sea dragons together and along the way we had to deal with some pesky serpents. One sea dragon required a long difficult effort to push him from the rivers of Vesper to the Island of Nujelm. There they were both secured into a small river inlet on the southwest side of the Island. They will be kept there for further studies. Many thanks are in order for the skillful boat captains that were able to maneuver the sea dragons into the mouth of the river and seal it off.


It has been told that these creatures bear magical scales of some great power but to what extent we do not know. There were many who were involved in the research thus far but there is still much to be discovered. If we wish to learn the valuable information of which the pirates have hinted then we need to muster the greatest minds and followers of Legends to step forward.

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What's In Your Profile ?
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Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 7:52 AM EDT by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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What's In Your Profile ?


Is there anything in your profile ?
When I started this game over ten years ago pretty much everyone had something written in their profile. It was and still is another way to be creative in the realm. Sadly fewer and fewer people have anything in their profile.

Not only are profiles a good way to express yourself they are tools for selling and buying. Personally I prefer an evil poem or witty one liner. Below are a few profiles I checked out in the past week.
Hopefully this article will inspire those to include and/ or change their profile not to mention checking out others.







































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[Player Event] Nujelm Market.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 7:31 AM EDT by Frarc (Drachenfels)
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Nujelm Market.

My friend Anselm invited us for a market with fun and games.
Captain Seoman took me with his ship to Nujelm.
He was heading in that direction for some deliveries in Britain and Trinsic.
When i arrived some of my friends where already there waiting for Anselm.
They offered me something to drink and i gladly accepted.

I was a bit hungry so i ordered me a fresh made Pizza.
Just a little bit later Professor Grimm appeared at the market.

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After some time Anselm invited us to take part of a horse race around Nujelm.
I am always up for some fun and also took place at the starting line of the race.

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Five rounds around a track that nicely placed around the town of Nujelm.
Anselm counted down and of we go!

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I took a good start but after five rounds Merion won the race.
He was the first to place him for the finals.

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But there would be three more chances for other racers to place them for the finals.

After four races we found our four finalists.

Merion.
Gath Farlin.
Lord Spirit.
Zalazar.


Shortly before the start of the finals the black cloaked stranger appeared behind us.
The stranger's face was carefully hidden.

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The stranger seemed to be interested in professor Grimm.
It kept staring at the professor.
Our guest crossed the race track to stand right at the opposite side of the professor.
It was like the mysterious figure wanted to have a good look of him.

The finals started for fifteen rounds and the crowd was cheering for the racers.

I thought i heard above all the noise the stranger said with a deep voice: "Snamuh".
Then our mystery guest recalled away.


The race was almost at the end and we saw the first riders turning around the last corner!

Merion won!

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Lord Spirit came second.
Zalazar was third.
Gath Farlin came in forth.

After a short break it was time for another little game.
A drinking contest.
I volunteered to take part of this event.
There where five tables with each three bottles of alcohol on them.
The person who drank all of them first was the winner!

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Aselm gave the starting signal and we started to swallow bottle after bottle.
Halfway trough the tables i started to feel this was a bad idea for me.
I should have asked Captain Seoman for this game, he would not had any trouble with it!

It was a close race between us all but the results where in!

Kleiner Matz was the fastest beer drinker!
Gath Farlin came in second.
And i took third place!
I hope Aunt Stella won't see me coming home tonight.
I might wake up with a big hangover in the morning!

After the contest i order myself another pizza!
Maybe this would help against all the alcohol in my blood.

It was a lovely evening, and i thanked Anselm and everyone who came for the fun and games.


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I really need a goodnight sleep!



New Frarc, Drachenfels News reporter.



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[EM] De-L-Ag’d
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Posted on Monday, August 29, 2011, 6:06 PM EDT by Crysta (LakeSuperior)



Posted to the EM news site;


Nimrad has informed us that he will have the antidote completed the end of the month, he asks that everyone meet at the West Brit Bank, there he will gate you to a more private location.
He asks that the evil Clemons not come, also he states he will report the good behaviour, since the only EVIL guard is Mr. Clemons, to the nice guards like Sir Geoffery or The Second Lt., or that corporal guy that was promoted because people couldn’t say his name.

Where? West Brit. Bank
When? 8pm EST / 7PM CST
Date? Wednesday August 31st 2011



The EM site itself is here.

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LS Luna End of Summer Festival
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Posted on Monday, August 29, 2011, 1:56 PM EDT by AirmidCecht (LakeSuperior)
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Mythical Sea Dragons II
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Posted on Monday, August 29, 2011, 1:04 PM EDT by Petra Fyde (LegendsAOL)

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Approximately four days after the first pirate interrogation and the containment of the mysterious Mythical Sea Dragons we’ve uncovered more valuable information and endured a lengthy battle. After securing the Sea Dragons on the SW side of Nujelm the community of Legends began to study and investigate these unknown creatures. The only significant info gathered appeared to be that the dragons seemed to be feeding on fish in their contained area. With nothing left to work with we turned our attention back to the captive pirates.

Armondo Pascal called for another public interrogation of the two captive pirates Mario and Markos. Much more of the pirates plan was revealed and it was discovered that one of the sea dragons was to be delivered by the pirate Irene to a location NW of Vesper. Armondo recalled slaying Irene which was confirmed by the admittance by the pirates that they were the only two remaining alive of the crew. The followers of Legends set off to investigate the area NW of vesper and we found ourselves in the location that Franchesco had sniffed out days before. The trail led us to a mountain path where a chase began and ended quickly in a cave. It appeared to be an Evil Mage but he disappeared into a hole in the cave before he was identified, shortly after a great battle ensued. Several different types of unknown Dragons began to spawn throughout the mountain pass. It is difficult to remember because of the heat of the battle but I recall around 5 Dragons all together. They all were in the Bal Thran family with at least four variations being encountered: Adolescent, Minion, Infant and regular Bal Thrans. The Bal Thran was the largest and most difficult to take down. The battle lasted several hours and in the end the beasts were slain. Their corpses turned up some scales although it is unclear if they were from the mythical sea dragons or off the Bal Thrans themselves. It has been reported that at least 3 Mythical Sea Dragon scales have been recovered but where when and how is unclear to me at this moment.

We then returned to the two captive pirates where we found a journal left by Marko outlining the pirate’s research and plans for the sea dragons. It was recorded that Markos was to gather the three remaining sea dragons, of which one he would give to Irene for the trade. The remaining two were to be taken to a place with plentiful food supply for safe keeping and breeding. The journal informed us that the sea dragons require two sea serpents a day to feed and stay healthy to spawn or breed. Also discovered was a journal left by Irene near the location of the battle with the Bal Thrans. This journal revealed the name of the evil mage as Lord Mordraith. Much is still unknown about the evil mage or the possible death or disappearance of Irene which Armondo seemed to think he had killed. What is known is that this mage has both great wealth and either great power and or influence over these Bal Thran Dragons. We also know that when we set out to see the sea dragons we came across an injured one that died, leaving only the two sea dragons. So if Irene is alive then she could have been responsible for the death of that first sea dragon we discovered, which could also mean that the meeting still took place between Irene and Mordraith.

We managed to herd two deep sea serpents to the mythical sea dragons but something unexpected occurred as we attempted to feed them. The serpents needed to be killed for the sea dragons to feed and the deep sea serpents appeared to have extra strength and required a lengthy battle before they were ready for the sea dragons to feast upon. There were sea dragon scales recovered from the corpses of the deep sea serpents. Possibly the close proximity of the serpents to the dragons was the cause for the boost in energy and strength but it is only a hypothesis. As of now we are attempting to keep the sea dragons fed waiting for a possible offspring as the pirates had foretold. Until then we will have to investigate with the clues we have which are the scales recovered and the information gathered on Lord Mordraith and Irene.
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Legend's Hovel in the GOF Valley
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Posted on Monday, August 29, 2011, 7:28 AM EDT by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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Recently I have been featuring player created museums in the land of Great Lakes. This past weekend while taking my mare FieryVonFiercy out for a run I ran across Legend's Hovel. I have been to the GOF Valley many times but never stopped at this location.
It is a treat for the eyes and a wonder for any collector.



As you can see in the image above one can spend a long time at this structure looking and clicking on items. Below are a few more shots of Legend's Hovel. For those excited about armour the roof top has models dressed in my styles, old school and new.





The cords to this location are 60o 39'N, 28o 7'E
One can also arrive near this location by using the HUB just outside of Luna and clicking on the rose for GOF Valley then go south just a tad and there you are!








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[EM News] High Council News
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Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2011, 2:29 AM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
High Council News
EM Seppo



Hear Ye, Hear Ye,

In the past two weeks, the newly formed High Council of Britannia has met twice. The main discussion has been pertaining to the council charter that has to be approved by the people. Much progress has been made on this front, and the High Council hopes to present the first draft during a townhall meeting to get feedback from the people in the near future.

Also, the High Council has appointed Councillor Fern Goodfellow as the chief negotiator regarding New Magincia. We realize that passions have been running high, but ask all citizens to behave responsibly so that cooler heads might yet prevail.

On another side note, the High Council meeting scheduled for this weekend has been postponed to next weekend.

Elias Ashmole
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[EM News] "Terror in the Night."
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Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2011, 2:25 AM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
Terror in the Night
EM Seppo



Aldrich, shivering from the cold night, stood in the middle of some nondescript ruins. Scratching his head, he looked around lacking the memory of how he had reached there or where exactly there was. The nearly full moon in the clear night sky failed to reveal any other person.

“Haaiiil, anyone out there?”

As he walked forward, the sense of the cool grass made him realize that he was not wearing his boots. Quickly, reaching to his side, he found no sword either. He cursed to himself as he thought about explaining the loss of his standard issue sword to his superior. Deciding that any such future explanation is the least of his worry right now, he scanned the ground to look for something he could use as a weapon to defend himself.

You are safe, young guard. Atleast, for now…

Jumping back, Aldrichlooked up in the direction where the hoarse voice had came from.

Whose there? Reveal yourself!

Reveal myself? Soon, but I doubt you would fancy that.

Suddenly, a mist started moving into the ruins with an unnatural speed.

You and I have much to talk about, young guard. I have tasks for you that need to be done.

Taking a deep breath, Aldrich puffed his chest to put up a show of bravado,

I demand that you reveal yourself.

He continued, before his voice cracked from fright,

Tasks, what tasks? I am a Royal Guard of Britannia, I don’t perform tasks for voices cloaked in the dark.

By now, the mist had surrounded him completely. It was so thick that he could barely see his own hands. Just then, he was gripped by his shoulders, and something whispered in his ears in a most foul voice,

STUPID BOY! If I wished, I could break you into half right where you stand!

Then, pushing him to the ground, the thing screamed at him seemingly from every direction…

RUN NOW, but I will return. You cannot resist me forever.

Scrambling up, Aldrich ran as he jumped out of his cot straight into the wall of his very own room.

OUCH!

Groaning, he found his entire body soaking in sweat. Forcing a half smile, he tried to convince himself,

It’s quite alright! It was only a nightmare!

Little did he realize, that at that exact moment, several others across the known lands were waking up with the same nightmare.

Note: This fiction begins the new EM event arc on Baja. Over the next several months, keep an eye out for events that will test the resolve of all. Tentative dates of September events related to this arc are:

Saturday, September 3rd, 15:00 PM PST

Wednesday, September 14th, 8:30 PM PST

Saturday, September 17th, 15:00 PM PST
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[RP News] The Sea Witch Tavern Firebombed. Arsonist Escapes Through Moongate.
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Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2011, 2:20 AM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
The Sea Witch Tavern Firebombed. Arsonist Escapes Through Moongate.
WarderDragon



A shrouded figure attempted to set fire to the Sea Witch Tavern last evening.

Patrons rushed out of the building and snuffed out the flames. But not before irreperable damage was done to the doors and banner. Mistress Circe - proprietor of the famed tavern - followed with weapon in hand and pursued the man until he disappeared through the moongate.

With tensions rising between Magincia and Britannia it is no wonder such hate-motivated crimes are becoming commonplace. But in a gesture of good faith Lance Marshal - Knight of the Virtues - offered to Guard the tavern until its closing hour.

Those who have information on the crime - or who might be responsible - are encouraged to contact Circe or a member of the Magincian Council.
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New Crimson Dragon Born ! Birthday Bash
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Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2011, 10:10 AM EDT by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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New Crimson Dragon Born ! Birthday Bash




*Baby Mirendel early in the morning of her birthday surrounded by dragon easter eggs, chew toy, stuffy horse,
giant teddy bear, blankie, dragon doll, building blocks, and teething ring*



Princess Mirendel celebrated her birthday yesterday with a huge party at Castle Britannia. The party was well attended with food, cake, and beverages flowing. The castle was festooned with lavender balloons for the event.





The party guests, which included several large dragons, moved about all over the castle during this party. People, gargoyles and elves wished and sang happy birthday to Mirendel. There was real joy in the air. No birthday party is complete without gifts and Mirendel received many. So many in fact the Princess could not hold them all !











Like so many birthday girls Mirendel appeared to eat too much cake and started to act rather odd. Maybe it was the sugar. Some claimed the cakes had mild poison in the icing. Regardless she started claiming her baby brother was being hatched. Everyone looked around at each other confused and very worried about the Princess and her strange behavior. Before you could say " sugar high " a gate opened up and everyone was transported to a location in the forest. Before us was a large birthing altar made of the rarest white marble,upon it lay a huge crimson egg.



The egg started to crack and indeed her brother was hatched !



As most know in the land all crimson dragons are not the most friendly of beasts. As babies they are cute but as teenagers they are fierce and nasty. The Princess was just excited to have a baby brother not thinking of the future. That was not the case with the party guests. Talk spread quickly with concern of a baby crimson dragon being raised on the very grounds of Britannia Castle. Not only that gossip of this baby brother having a different father than the princess had tongues wagging. It was not long before these concerns became a reality as adult crimson dragons swooped down on the party and started killing the guests one after another!





As always good won over evil and all the crimson creatures were killed. ( Lag was not bad on this event however the fact that many, including myself, could not loot the corpse was rather annoying. There were many reasons for this. For example, even though enough damage was done for looting rights the flames left behind made it impossible for many to loot as they died over and over again. )

All this drama not to mention sugar intake was too much for the young dragons and they returned to their playpen at the castle.
Artemis sang the children to sleep and the party guests departed.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIRENDEL



NOTE: There was a strange event that we should all be concerned and worried about. Princess Mirendel had a case of the hiccups before bedtime and as she hiccuped she changed forms ! She became human would hiccup again and go back to her normal form....very strange...very strange indeed.



Also Mystery EM helped on this event and we would like to thank Mystery for their help.

















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A Note to Sonoma and Britannians Across All Shards
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Posted on Friday, August 26, 2011, 5:33 PM EDT by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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Code Activation Re-Enabled
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Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2011, 6:18 PM EDT by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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Crux Ansata Called to Action
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Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2011, 11:09 AM EDT by Joanna Weaver (Atlantic)
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Friday, August 26th 2011 @ 9pm EST

The Crux Ansata will be Called to action.


Don't be late.















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Login Issues Fix Incoming
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Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 6:06 AM EDT by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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Happy, Happy Birthday, Baby! Friday, August 26, 8 p.m. CDT
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Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 6:28 PM EDT by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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Happy, Happy Birthday, Baby! Friday, August 26, 8 p.m. CDT




A Castle Britannia footman finally tracks you down. You open the pink envelope, dodge the glittery confetti that rains out, and read the invitation. You look up and see the footman still standing there. "Personally, I plan to be far away that day," he says. "A party like this, it's practically begging the Crimsons to attack." You hand him a coin. He turns into a magpie and flies away.

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Britannian Games Closing Ceremony
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Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 11:59 AM EDT by AirmidCecht (LakeSuperior)
>>> Malas News <<<Friday August 19th brought an official end to the Britannian Games on Lake Superior.

I managed a few pictures throughout the evening as we gathered at Luna Fairgrounds first for award presentations then later as we were allowed to enter the gate of death. The players asked for and were given a night of killing random creatures from Pink Fluffy Stygian Dragons to the random elite ninja.

Many thanks to Auto and Aname for a night of casual fun! Thanks to Sosarian Reels the following shots are brought to you via YouTube!

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[Em Event] The Final Battle!
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Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 9:26 AM EDT by Frarc (Drachenfels)
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The Final Battle!

Professor Grimm was ready to reveal the name of our mysterious stranger.

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We been waiting for months for this.

The professor wrote the final letter on the scroll.

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It was time to end the danger that this Golgari is bringing.
The professor said he will open the gate to Golgari's hideout but that he would not join us right away cause the spell would take a lot of his powers.

We went outside to some sort of shrine.
Professor Grimm said some familiar words.
I recognized them as the Armageddon spell!

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After the smoke cleared a gate was revealed.

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We arrived in a ghost town that looked a lot like Moonglow.
But the town was mostly destroyed and deserted.
Then Golgari appeared.

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He seemed not to be worried with the present of this army in his hideout.
He even laughed with us.
He was expecting us and prepared a trap.
Then from all directions his minions appeared.

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We fought them before over the months.

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It was a long and hard battle!

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We came here to win this fight!

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And teamwork can beat them all!

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Golgari started to get a big mouth!

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That was exactly what we came to do!
His followers where all defeated!

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It was time that Golgari took the matter in his own hands!

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We been fighting for hours and a lot of the fighters where getting tired.
Professor Grimm appeared and came to see if he could help out a little.
He froze Golgari for a short time so we could all take a small break and restock some items.
The professor asked if we should take Golgari as a prisoner but most people wanted to see him death for all the pain and suffering he caused.

Then Grimm released Golgari again and everyone attacked him.
He was very powerful and it took perseverance and courage to fight him.
But eventually what we came for happened and Golgari was killed!

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For everyone courage The professor gave us a special book.

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When you open this book you hear a voice telling you fairy tales stories.
You will also hear the sound of birds when you walk near the book.

It was a long day and The professor promised a celebration at the beer garden soon for this major victory!
The celebration will come soon after he will close the limbus ones and for all.
We all needed a good rest but some of us traveled back to the counselors hall to meet Borbarad.
I was too tired to stay long but i noticed a strange golden dagger on the table.

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I asked Borbarad about the dagger but he said it was nothing to worry about.
It must just some sick joke from someone.

Before i left back to my home i took one more look at the dagger.
I have a bad feeling about the golden dagger with the inscription "soon" on it.

Something was familiar about it.....

Maybe my tired mind was not thinking clear anymore!




New Frarc, Drachenfels News reporter.



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Busy Weekend! Oceania! Great Lakes! Catskills! Lake Superior!
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Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 6:54 AM EDT by Sosaria Reels (UOinAction)
Oceania EM Scavenger Hunt                              Great Lakes EM Event
               

Catskills EM Event                              Lake Superior Olympics Close
               
Watch More TGN Stratics UO Videos

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Account Center Maintenance: Online - 8/22
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Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 6:26 AM EDT by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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Account Center Maintenance - 8/22
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Posted on Friday, August 19, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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Talents of Sosaria Gallery
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Posted on Friday, August 19, 2011, 8:54 AM EDT by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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[EM]Britannian Games Closing
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Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2011, 8:17 PM EDT by Crysta (LakeSuperior)



Posted to the EM news site;


A bit of a delayed closing. Specially ordered preparations took longer than expected. Delivery from the Lost Lands is tricky, these days…

This Friday, at the Luna Fairgrounds, we will have a little gathering to close out the Games. A final announcement on the medal count, along with recognition of the medalists.

We would especially like all Gold Medal winners to come out and be recognized!

When: Friday, August 19 at 8pm CST / 9pm EST
Where: Luna Fairgrounds (gate provided from New Haven)



The EM site itself is here.

As a personal aside, i'd ask anyone that can to come and attend.. games attendance has been down this year and a nice crowd at the closing would be a positive. Again, I suggest that anyone that CAN come, DO come. Also, as the news item itself said, Gold Medal winners should probably attend.

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Account Migration Update - 8/15
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Posted on Monday, August 15, 2011, 8:51 PM EDT by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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HoC Meeting Notes 814/11
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Posted on Monday, August 15, 2011, 2:39 PM EDT by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)

                                                                     House of Commons Meeting
                                                                       Sunday August 14th, 2011
 
                EM's Dudley and Drosslemeyer once again welcomed the realm to the weekly meet in Trammel last eve for open discussion and announcements for the upcoming weeks events here on Chesapeake. The following announcments were given concerning said events:

                                     

      August 17th 6pm -10pm - "Feeling Crabby" Tournament window will open, ships will crab to thier hearts delight
                                                in search of overall weight as well as single catch with the opportunity for warfare at sea
                                                doubling this week with 8 possible pirate encounters worth 500 crab each!

       August 18th 7pm - Sosarian Solstice Fair opens its doors with 3 events:

                                                "Dress the Mascot" - Players will be placed into teams where they will attempt to form two
                                                                                 winning costumes for the fairs proprietors Dudley and Dross to dawn
                                                                                 while operating the fair.
                                              
                                                "Bunnies Gone Bannanas" - One can only speculate on this one, bring your wabbit slayers....

                                                "Wine and Spirits Expo" - Chance for local brewers and distillers to exhange and sample
                                                                                        products from about the realm.

         August 21st 7pm -  Fortune's Fire Casino - Unveils a new game very similar to slots this go round one in which the
                                                                              crowd will surely enjoy. Not just for high rollers this games max bet is
                                                                              50k!

                              9pm - House of Commons Meet - Regularly scheduled meet with shard EM Team immediately
                                                                                    following the casino events conclusion.

         August 24th / 30th -  Two events concerning the "Poseidons Fury" event arc are on the book however are subject
                                            to change. Stay toon'd as Dudley would say for further information in the EM Forums.

                   The floor was opened for questions as not many offered anything this week. The question to updates of the feeling crabby tournament scoring was answered as the standings were updated on 7/24 and the question of wether or not a big spenders/ high rollers game would soon be offered at the Fortunes Fire Casino was responded to as it was still a work in progress. Join us for the next installment this coming Sunday and let your voice be heard concerning events about the realm.

                                     


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Community Hunts - Week of August 15th
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Posted on Monday, August 15, 2011, 4:53 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.



Community-hosted Gargoyle Ritual Quest
Date: Tuesday, August 16th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Community Peerless Hunt
Date: Wednesday, August 17th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Stygian Dragon Hunt (Stygian Abyss)
Date: Thursday, August 18th
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, August 19th
Time: 9:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Hosts: Taeara Mi'aken



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


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

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Lady Tia
LS News Manager


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Community Meet Up-Tonight, August 15th 7:30 pm CST
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Community Meet Up – August 15, 2011
Date: Every Monday Night
Time: 7:30PM CST
Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank


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


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

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



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Lady Phoenix Memorial Festival
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Posted on Sunday, August 14, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT by Petra Fyde (LegendsAOL)
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[RP News] The Magincian Declaration of Independence. Delivered to the Cities of Britannia.
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Posted on Sunday, August 14, 2011, 2:32 AM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
The Magincian Declaration of Independence. Delivered to the Cities of Britannia.
WarderDragon



Note distributed throughout the Eastern Britannian Cities, as well as Luna, Hearthfire, Dawn and the Isle of Zanthes.

Four winters have passed since Magincia burned.

Four winters since the Magincians - in our so called Pride - ignored the spectre of death stretching across our western shore. Four winters since the hubris of our elders prompted them to tend the Autumn fires rather than send men to guard the Dark Portal. Four winters since devils - born of malevolence and sentient sin - poured into our homes to murder our loved ones.

It has been four years since the Britannians - in their Virtue - arrived to loot and pillage our Isle. And now they are threatening to do it again.

We have spent years wandering from place to place. Searching for a new home. Our Exodus. Our diaspora. We were beggars as men feasted in Trinsic. Forced to become Gladiators and Prostitutes in J'helom. We were made to toil as slaves for masters in Yew. Called heathens and witches in Minoc.

We have waited for the time when Fate would smile upon us again and allow us to return to the Isle. Watched as Queen Dawn ignored the declaration of Anon and declared our charred Isle as her own.

It was not until the defeat of Virtuebane - and the institution of the New Britannian Government - that they cared enough to restore Magincia. And even then it was a ruse. One to award parcels to the wealthiest collectors and aristocrats. We Magincians have had to fight for what we have now.

Your Britannians - men such as Elladan - would have us living his interpretation of Virtue. Humble. Submissive. Living in squalor as Shepherds or Farmers. Singing the praises of a King who abandoned Britannia.

His Virtues. Not Ours.

And now Fig brings a Blockade to our Isle. He did a talented job of turning himself into the victim last night. In the morning ships surrounded the Isle. Blocked in the Magincian Trade Fleet and prevented it from moving. He placed the Pilots of his Battle Fleet behind the cannons and aimed them for the Sea Witch. And when we called him out on it, he claims he was just there to trade?

How dare we question his actions.

I confess Valek and I reacted poorly. Undiplomatically. But we have families on the Isle to consider. Wives and children. And when someone who is so willing to shed our blood launches a fleet for our harbor and then feigns innocence, we are going to be a bit indignant.

We are an Isle of Craftsmen. Sailors. Tradesmen. Magi. We are an Isle who values freedom of thought and religion. We will not accept cannons aimed at our homes. We will not be made to submit.

It is with that I again declare us a Sovereign Magincia. It is with these words we rededicate this the Isle of Pride.

Sincerely,

Dante of House Lamperouge.
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[EM News] The High Council of Britannia to Gather. Sunday at 8:30 PM PST / 11:30 EST.
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Posted on Sunday, August 14, 2011, 2:27 AM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
The High Council of Britannia to Gather.
EM Seppo



To High Councillors,

The Britannian High Council will meet this Sunday at 8:30 PM PST / 11:30 PM EST behind closed doors in Lord British’s Castle. You may bring an assistant to the meeting. Additionally, a representative from each of the independent kingdoms, as deemed by late Queen Dawn and currently in good standing with Britannia, is also invited to the meeting.

The agenda of the meeting is to discuss the High Council Charter, which I might add the council is obligated to formulate as their first and foremost assignment. Furthermore, the role of the representatives will also be discussed during the meeting.

Sincerely,

Captain Jenkins

*A copy of the letter is sent to the leaders of Heaven’s Forge, Kingdom of Dawn, Queendom of Shieba, and Village of Avalon*
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[RP News] Breaking News. Britannian Warships Blockade the Port of Magincia.
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Breaking News. Britannian Warships Blockade the Port of Magincia.
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Reports are coming in that Warships - associated with the House of Fig - have blockaded the Northern Shore of the Isle of Pride.

The Warships - armed with cannons and soldiers - are preventing trade vessels associated with the Free Port and her allies from entering and leaving the harbor.

The show of force appears to be related to tonights meeting between the Citizens of Magincia and the Britannian High Council. The Britannians - in particular Fig and Elladan - have announced their willingness to bring war to the Isle unless the Magincians submit and acknowledge the Virtues.
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[RP News] The New Magincian Trading Co. - Seeking Able Sailors.
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Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2011, 3:53 PM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
Posted at each Bank and Port of Call.

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[RP News] The Game of Intrigue: News and Rumors - August 2011 the Summer of Love
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Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
The Game of Intrigue: News and Rumors
WarderDragon

Rumors are often just that. Rumors. But sometimes even a rumor bears with it a single grain of truth.

You are welcome to build on this list.
I. Valek Typhoon - Captain of the Chimera - and Lynne Zellinous of Magincia have announced their engagement. The two are expected to be wed sometime this autumn upon the Isle of Pride.

II. Lindae Seiren has also announced that he is to wed his longtime consort and lover.

Seeking a return to Virtue - and the tenants of Lord Cantabrigian - Lindae has petitioned Councillor Elladan to officiate their nupitals. No word on whether the elected Paladin has accepted or not.

The two are expected to be wed in Castle Britannia sometime this Autumn.

III. Natalie Vain - a Shepherdess from the Magincia - claims to have been driven from the Isle of Pride.

However - despite the rapt glee of some Britannian's - those responsible do not appear to be Magincian.

This note was found at the Magincian Gazebo three evenings ago: So you have returned, Natalie! Soon, I will find you, and when I do, I will destroy you and your family!

Oh, by the way, your sheep in Magincia, they taste delicious!
- Irene Enterprise.



IV. Proserpina the Witch has been wandering the lands in search of the enigmatic "A."

The man had claimed to have murdered several Magincians to avenge her. Now she wants answers.
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The Fall of Evil: The Devil of Ter Mur is Vanquished. Athenaeum is Reconquered.
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Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2011, 3:47 PM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
Fall of Evil: The Devil of Ter Mur is Vanquished. Athenaeum is Reconquered.
WarderDragon



It is over.

The Devil of Ter Mur - the Defiler of Rhista and the Queen - has been vanquished on the slopes of Athenaeum Isle.

It began with a summons. A call to all who would stand with the Gargish Queen. It would seem Her Holiness - the Defender of Ter Mur and High Broodmother - has lost favor with her people. For few amongst her own people answered. Indeed she marched to the Isle without so much as an escort of her own.

It was the humans who answered her call. And elves. The Sons of Britannia and the Daughters of Magincia. Northerners and Feluccans. Knights and Pirates. Banded together to shed the blood of a daemon.

There at the center of the Void storm the Queen and her mercenaries gathered. There where the Defiler and Rhista stood trapped in a torment once thought eternal. Stone where flesh once graced. Moss to cover the parts where clothing and armor had long since rotted away.

"Your Majesty," a voice intoned. "Shall we?"

The Queen looked to the man. "We shall."

She raised the ceremonial rod high above her head and chanted ...reversing the flawed incantation she had casted centuries before. The ground stirred. Earth and pebbles cascaded into the Void below. And then the roar.

The Minions of Scelestus - his Daemonic Generals and Void Servants - rushed to aid their infernal master as he awoke. But to no avail. The Blades of the Lightsworn and the Vampiric Incantations of Necromancers battered his accursed form until - at last - his corporeal form collapsed upon the ground.

The Queen borrowed a blade and stepped forward. Cursing the Defiler under her breath she heaved the weapon high ...and brought it down upon his arm in a gruesome spray of blood.

Turning - the black ichor coating her armor and face - she spoke. "What do you humans say?" She raised the gored limb high. "Commemoration?"

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[RP Fiction] Confessions of a Mage Chapter 4: A Show of Force
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Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2011, 3:43 PM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
Confessions of a Mage Chapter 4: A Show of Force
Fig the Ancient

Fig the Ancient launches a fleet of warships for the Port of New Magincia.

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Concubine and Wench had been playing jokes upon the poor Inez the Barkeep for the last week. Inez was begining to question her service in Castle Fig, but nothing unsual happened in the keep since the announcement of the leaders of Britainnia. People came and went through the keep and Inez continued her duties as instructed, "Serve them all, but no questions."

But this day was different. The entire staff of Castle Fig had gathered in the dining hall, as if waiting for somethimg to happen.

Concubine did her best to contain herself but was unsuccessfull.

As she let out a slight giggle. The hooded man turned his gaze upon the crafter, with eyes that would kill the strongest dragon. Her chuckle died down as she realized the seriousness of the moment.

The Hall grew quiet as the ancient entered the dining hall. He slowly entered the hall and took the seat at the head of table. He looked over his childern, which he had gathered. His gaze fell upon Concubine. She felt his gaze fall upon her. She knew she could not hold out any longer.

"I have the key M'lord." Concubine shouted, holding up a ship key for all to see.

"You mean it is done?", the old man asked.

"Just gate that key, M'lord, and you will understand.", Concubine replied, as she tossed the golden key accross the table.

The key skittered across the table, resting in front of the old man. Concubine stifled a chuckle as Fig picked up the key.

"This is the key yes? I take it your mission is accomplished?", The ancient asked in ernest.

"To trust the children of Fig. To make the call." the words fell from the gargoyles lips as if it were the words of doom.

"Very Well. Concubine and Wench accompany me. The rest prepare for the end." the old man said.

He waved his hand over the key and the magical gate appeared around the old man, who was muttering some arcane words over the key.

"Show me.", The old man said.

"So be it." Concubine said, as Wench entered the gate. Concubine followed right after the gargoyle, and vanished.

"So be it, my child." Fig uttered, as he stepped through the gate.

The old man found himself in a small rowboat with Wench and Concubine floating in the open water, just east of the sea market.

"This is what you wanted to show me?", the old man shouted, as his gaze searched the horizon.

"Patience, m'lord. Not all is as it seems.". Concubine said, as she gestered toward the east.

Fig fell to his knees as he sighted a fleet of Gargoyle ships approaching his position. He gathered himself as the lead ship approched their position and lowered a rowboat for the three to board the flagship.

Fig looked deeply into Concubine's eyes. "You had this planned all along, didn't you?"

"I am a child of Fig. Would I do anything less, M'Lord.", she replied.

The old man considered her words and yelled, "SET SAIL FOR NEW MAGINICA!"
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The Baja Auction House Returns. Tonight at 6:00 PM PST.
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Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2011, 3:38 PM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
The Baja Auction House Returns. Tonight at 6:00 PM PST
Tapme O'Tune



The Baja Auction House [BAH] is returning.
Date: Saturday, August 13th.

Time: 6:00 PM PST / 9:00 PM EST.

Location: West of Luna.
You can view the announcement here.
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Account Migration Server down time update
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Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2011, 2:59 PM EDT by Petra Fyde (GeneralNews)

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Account Migration Server down time update
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[News] Talents of Sosaria! part 3
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Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011, 8:27 PM EDT by Frarc (Drachenfels)
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Talents Of Sosaria!
Part III


The latest addition to our gallery comes from Queenie on shard Drachenfels, who has named their work 'Sheriff von Drachental.'


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Again Queenie shows her amazing talent!
To see more of her work check out :
Talents of Sosaria:Part 1
Talents of Sosaria:Part 2


More artwork of other players of other shards can be seen on UO Face Book.




New Frarc, Drachenfels News reporter.



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Server down time update
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Talents of Sosaria Gallery
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Community News
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Update to Content Contest
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Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT by AirmidCecht (CommunityNews)


Update to Content Contest

Based on feedback and some possible extended UO downtime over the weekend we are making the following adjustments:

Contest Deadline has been extended to Thursday August 18th.
Account migration this week has been the focal point, as it should be.

Content can be anything UO related that you enjoy:
We have found not many are able to get what they need for something like Charbydis.
Most anything you would enjoy has been touched by Pub 71.

Does not have to be tutorial style:
We may have been too aggressive starting out with video contests.
Some are still adapting to the programs needed

The overriding thought is to try something different and fun that others would enjoy watching.

We hope this helps anyone too timid to give it a try and we'll keep these things in mind for future contests!
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Email Notification Error
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Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011, 7:25 AM EDT by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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Battle with the Defiler (8-6-11) Event
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Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011, 2:41 PM EDT by Petra Fyde (LakeAustin)

Kindly Contributed by Guest Writer - TheVampster


I thought I was late to the event, but Queen Zhah was running around and had a gate open to where others were fighting Scelestus the Defiler on an isle. I mainly healed others, but got a few hits in...



So after the event, our reward from the Queen was his hand. It makes sparklies. It was fun.

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Awards Hall Gets Update ~ Fish-N-Boots !
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Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 9:09 PM EDT by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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Awards Hall Gets Update ~ Fish-N-Boots
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Decor is often changing at the Awards Hall and the main entrance has had a dramatic make-over this past week.

It is all about boots and fish. On display for the first time are all 10 styles/levels of Spy Boots.


* Tunna admires her catch of the day *


Some other recent items are from the Beach Party 2011. Mounted and displayed are the winning fish from the fishing contest. Tunna of FCB with a large fish 192 stones and Von Hogan also of FCB with an Autumn Dragonfish 159 stones are honored.

For those interested in things of the high and low seas the second floor houses items from the 2010 Beach Party and the 2010 Ice Fishing Contest. Hopefully one day an entire room will be dedicated to sea/fishing/picnic events.


* Tunna admires items from past fishing events *


The Awards Hall is full of fun and interesting Great Lakes history not to mention an amazing garden. When checking out these new items be sure to spend time on other floors, open chests and feel the past.


* Teleporter to Awards Hall in Brit *




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United Tamers o' Britannia Dart Tourney
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Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 9:03 PM EDT by AirmidCecht (Atlantic)
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Ahoy, hello E'eryone, gar!

I am pleased t' announce the Utb is ha'in' a dart tourney this Friday the 12th eve at 10PM EST at the grand openin' o' The Rusty Anchor Ta'ern. The ta'ern is located on the Southern beach below Trinsic. Aye, gates from Luna will be a'ailable prior t' the start o' the e'ent. Gar.

Ahoy, the tournament is simple. Hand me a bottle o' ale and i will gi'e ye a dart in return. This helps set the order o' shootin' and also gets me ale, gar! Arrr, this is done t' help keep order, ob'iously some o' these ta'ern games can get out o' order, especially late in the e'enin' when the ale is flowin. You will shoot ye dart 5 times and Me will announce ye mighty. After 2 hours o' shootin', whoe'er has the highest point mighty will win the jackpot o' 5 million Gold. Ye'll ne'er get me buried booty! Aye, the winner will be announced on the ta'ern bulletin board at the completion o' the e'ent so you need not be present t' win. Ties will be split accordin'ly, which is unlikely.

Arrr, the ta'ern will be open in the future for all t' come and enjoy an ale. Open times will be announced soon, we need t' coordinate barkeeps. The merchants on site sell fishin' and ship related items. Thar is also an area on the third floor we will be holdin' e'ents at. If others need use o' a buildin' for e'ents, please contact a member o' the Utb. Aye, me parrot concurs.

Aye, thank thee for listenin'.


Henry Morgan
United Tamers o' Britannia
A pence for an old man o'de sea?




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Account Migration update
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An Interview With EM Bennu
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Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 4:02 PM EDT by Joanna Weaver (Atlantic)
Some time ago, I was offered the chance to interview our very own EM Bennu. Many of you know him from the events he hosts on our shard. For those of you who can't make it to the events often or for those of you who just want to know more about our beloved event moderator, I present it to you now.


JW: When did you start playing UO?

EM Bennu: I purchased the original UO Box, the one with the cloth map and pin back in late 1997. I was a hardcore player of both Ultima Underworld, and Ultima the False Prophet when I was younger. I came across a copy of Ultima Online with the signature cloth map and immediately grabbed it. To be honest at that point in time the “online” game concept was a very foreign idea… Once I started playing, it was and still is absolutely amazing.

JW: What made you decide to become an Event Moderator?

EM Bennu: I am an author by trade, spinning words and tales is both a talent and a passion. When you write a book, (even in this era of eBooks) it takes weeks, months or even years to get proper feedback for your ideas and plots. As an EM, feedback is instantaneous and brutally honest.
The very idea of being able to DM (Dungeon Master) for up to 200 people at one time is thoroughly amazing to me and I love every second of it.

JW: What do you like about the Atlantic shard?

EM Bennu: Atlantic is my special little flower, and I love it to pieces; from its beautiful petals, to its sharp little thorns. Atlantic is large, and it is like the central hub for virtually everything. There is a vibrant Roleplaying Community, a very active PvP community, and also a very large “average Joe” population as well. It is this mix that truly makes Atlantic unique and special.

JW: Is there anyone who was like a role model or mentor for you?

EM Bennu: Being so steeped in Ultima lore as I was as a child I would have to say that Richard Garriott was very much a role model and certainly a passive mentor. I soaked up Ultima lore and the games like nursery rhymes as a kid.

JW: What has been your favorite event (that you have run) so far?

EM Bennu: For certain I would have to say the whole “Addie” string of events, especially the last few with the Time Lord and Addie interacting. That whole plot line means a lot to me and I will cherish it for a very long time… the players made that plot work, much more than I did. There were a large portion of players that “adopted” Addie and fostered him into the man he is now. It was an amazing thing to watch and an amazing paradigm to interact with.

The biggest challenge with that plotline was to not let anyone down as far as story was concerned. I had given so much control over his future to the players that when it came time for me to take the reins in again I was worried I would leave people disappointed. Thankfully, I think everyone ended up happy and satisfied with the ending… and it made sense!

JW: What are your favorite types of events to run?

EM Bennu: It is no secret that I love quite a bit of story, roleplaying, plot and fiction in my events. I see that as a MAJOR part of my job as an EM, the plot, the story and the fiction is just as important to me as the monsters or the loot… if not more important.

My favorite types of events are plot driven fiction events that are totally based off of player interaction. Meaning that it is the players that decide what happens not me. It doesn’t happen very often when the EM and the players feed off each other, bouncing ideas and interaction back and forth to create a story of mutual creation… but when it does happen it is pure magic.

JW: What have you found to be your biggest challenge when running an event?

EM Bennu: The biggest challenge when running an event is when things just don’t work out as planned. There have been a few events that had great plans and intentions… but once they were rolled out they just didn’t work out for a variety of reasons. I have had monsters that were way too powerful and killed everyone. I have had monsters that were way too weak, and the event lasted 20 minutes. I have also had an event that for whatever reason players just didn’t interact and thought they were watching a movie that would progress without their input…

Being an EM is very much like being a juggler at the circus, the rest of the show is great, but if you drop a ball everyone notices.

JW: What are your event plans for the future?

EM Bennu: I have quite a few plans coming up revolving mostly around Danica Amandine, her sister and the Knights of the Crux Ansata as a whole. EM Promethium is also taking the first steps in starting up the evil side of things with the Crux’s sister group.

The Live event arc is also starting to ramp up, which should be loads of fun!

JW: I understand that you are a fan of Ultima lore and the Ultima games, does this help when you are creating events to run?

EM Bennu: Yes, I very much see the Ultima fiction as a canvas. We are not allowed to mess with too much ‘doctrine’ but it is nice to at least have things make sense in the framework of the world provided.

JW: Who is your favorite Ultima character (so far)?

EM Bennu: I am very fond of the Knights of the Crux Ansata fiction and just about anything from Ultima Underworld I. However, if I had to pick just a single character from Ultima fiction…

Lord Blackthorn.

JW: Who do you think was the greatest villain (so far)?

EM Bennu: Hmmmm.
Mondain, Minax and Exodus were pretty bad. But Guardian was an amazingly rough guy, he was kinda a ‘grown up villain’ and decimated worlds.

JW: When you are not busy being an EM, do you enjoy other aspects of the game, such as hunting, pvp, or crafting?

EM Bennu: Yes, I used to be a Red PK… ages ago. I was also a very major crafter at one point in time, which I loved. Mostly now though I enjoy hunting minor stuff that people would call boring, dread spiders and the like. The most fun I have in game as a player is the same type of thing I enjoy while EMing, player interaction, role playing and stories.

JW: What would be your greatest UO wish?

EM Bennu: From a game wide standpoint: I wish people would interact more with one another. I really miss the days of crowding around Britain Forge to get armor repaired. I don’t like it when players try and be their own island, purely self sufficient so that they never have to talk, interact, depend on or trust anyone else. I think it takes something out of the world.

From an EM standpoint: I really wish people would give us more feedback that is constructive. I get lonely, and my email box is always open...

JW: Do you have any advice for anyone interested in becoming an EM?

EM Bennu: Talk to Mesanna, be honest about your intentions and be willing to commit, don’t join on a whim… and make sure you know what you are getting into. Being an EM is a great thing, but it is not for everyone.

JW: Is there anything you want to say to the people who are reading this?

EM Bennu: I hope that for the most part people really enjoy the EM events on Atlantic; I really do see Atlantic as “My Server”, just as a player would see Atlantic as “My World”. I care about what happens here on Atlantic and I do my best. I hope that it is enough and that players really enjoy what I do here for them.

In the end, being an EM isn’t really about me at all. It is about you, it is about each and every player that comes to the event, the story is for you, the interaction is for you to interact… don’t be shy!



That sums up my awesome interview with EM Bennu. He had one more interesting note to add, “today (8/9/2011) is the 1 year anniversary of the day I was robed.

Thank you for the interview and for everything you do for us on Atlantic and elsewhere, Bennu! Happy 1st Anniversary, and hopefully there will be many more!

~Joanna Weaver


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Account Center Migration: Update
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Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 7:47 AM EDT by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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Community News
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Episode 7 of a black ninja and Let's give "a big hand" for the Defiler!
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Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 7:45 PM EDT by Sosaria Reels (UOinAction)
a black ninja, E-7                              Defiler Event
               

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Scelestus Meets His Fate!
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Posted on Monday, August 8, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)

                                                                       Scelestus Meets His Fate
                                                                               Saturday 8/6/11
                                                                                     Tel Mur


      
The call went out to meet in the royal city of Tel Mur this week as adventurers gathered in the courtyard preceeding the Gargoyle Palace. Upon thier arrival the omnipotent ruler of the lands greeted them with a tale of her nemesis Scelestus. Imprisoned by a spell yet invunerable for quite some time, the monstrous being lay in stasis deep along the winding paths surrounding the Void Isle region. Most evil well contained may be left forever however Queen Zhah had a most special desure to see this spell lifted, for her very own daughter lay next to the beast in stasis as well. Zhah went on to explain her intentions to free them both and destroy Scelestus once and for all.

                                     
 
       The journey would not be easy, traveling on foot through the treacherous lands of Tel Mur. Raptors, trapdoor spiders, and even the menacing minions of scelestus himself stood between the party and thier destination. After a valient fight clearing the path, they had alas reached thier destination.

                                                    

        Queen Zhah rallied her forces around Scelestus as she prepared her spell for release. Her majesty beagn to chant the spells magical words over and over again. With no apparent effect the Queen soon requested all those in attendance to lend thier being to stengthen her spells power. Within moments the beast was free as those in attendance made way as he moved about the area. With another cast of enchantment the power beast seemed weakended as the Queen was now convinced her spell had removed the magical barrier that has for so long protected this foul creature. The call to attack soon rang out as all hell broke loose.

                                           
         Battling for what seemed like hours the crowd threw everything they had arrows, spell, sword, and beast upon the creature as they slowly began to gain ground on the storied beast. He did his share as well with scores of casualties about the area. Nearing his desmise the creature howled in pain as Queen lay the final blow, riding the lands of her long time nemesis.

                                                     

         The night was truly a happy ending as Rhista was free and reunited with her mother. Elated and exhausted the Queen soon retreated to her royal quarters to catch up with her beloved kin. The adventurers responsible for aiding the Queen in the nights quest were rewarded with a commemorative rendition of the claw of Scelestus, which when used emits a shower of sparkle surrounding the user. Let us hope no such evil arises from the lands of Tel Mur hence forth, yet another fine battle for the realm that is Chesapeake.....


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SAVE LADY TANG! (A High Seas Event)
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Posted on Monday, August 8, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT by AirmidCecht (Atlantic)
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SAVE LADY TANG! (A High Seas Event)


The despicable DeadBob has shanghaied Lady Tang and carried her off to the Lost Lands of Trammel aboard his Orc ship, The Mann Act.

Find the Orc Ship:
The Mann Act will be sailing the seas of the Lost Lands in Trammel,
Noon to 2:PM
Saturday, August 13, 2011.


Save Lady Tang & Win the Orc Ship:
It is well known that the blaggard DeadBob will deny everything when confronted and even give up his ship to the first person to board it to save his own skin.

Clues will be coming over the SAVE LADY TANG chat channel. Use this chat channel during the event to ask questions or to trick the scurvy dog into revealing his location.

JOIN THE SWEET TRADE FOR A BIT 'O FUN THIS SATURDAY!

A rune to the Papua docks will be on top of the green chest at the front of the Book Store, for contestants who wish to place their ship directly into the seas of the Lost Lands. ‘Course, ye can sail to the Lost Lands from Trammel by finding a Serpent Pillar & sayin’ “Doracron.” There be two pillars, one East of Trinsic at 110S, 116E & one West of Jhelom at 145S, 63W.

Unbeknownst to the squiffy DeadBob, his pilot is secretly helping Lady Tang: The pilot has set the ship’s security to allow anyone to board it.

The first person to board the Orc ship will win the Orc ship.

SAVE THE KIDNAPPED LASS & WIN AN ORC SHIP!
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UWF Dog Days of Summer Extravaganza!
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Posted on Monday, August 8, 2011, 11:49 AM EDT by AirmidCecht (Atlantic)


United We Fight (UWF) Dog Days Of Summer Extravaganza


Come one! Come all! UWF, UO's largest guild, is holding a Dog Days of Summer Extravaganza! Rares, scrolls, magic items, imbued items, LRC, LMC, bandages, armor, smith'ed items, tailored items. Tired of the lagging, overpriced shoppes of Luna? Come see our large collection of items available on dozens of vendors!

When: weekend of 08-12-11


Recall runes will be dispersed in all cities. In addition, members of our status will be opening gates in Luna, Britain and New Haven for a handy, quick access to our multiple vendor shops
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[EM Event] The Defiler!
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Posted on Sunday, August 7, 2011, 7:06 AM EDT by Frarc (Drachenfels)
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The Defiler!

A message came from the town criers all over the lands.
The gargoyle Queen Zhah requested our assistance and asked for us all to gather and meet her at the moongate of Ter Mur.

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If the Queen needed our help we should not let her wait.
A group of loyal adventurers where waiting at the gate when the she arrived.

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Queen Zhah:
"Greetings adventurers.
As many of you know, and for those who may not,many years a battle took place.
No mere feud between common folk,this war was against a evil so wicked it threatened to destroy Ter Mur itself.
Many fought and died in the struggle to defeat this horror,and to no gain did they forfeit their lives...for true victory over this foe never came.
It was during this battle against the one known as The Defiler that my own daughter was taken.
With the aid of other brood mothers the beast was stopped for a time, encased within a powerful magic.
This stopped the destruction of Ter Mur.
For a time.
Now,the servant of evil stirs once more.
With him comes rage - an anger so consuming i fear it not stop at the borders of Ter Mur but threatens all people of all lands.
On this night i ask you to aid me in the fight against the Defiler.
I prepared a potion,one which it is written in the ancient scrolls will strengthen my own magic against our foe.
For a short time,the enemy will be weakened.
This friends is where i beg your help,for its when the beast is weakened that we must attack.
Are you willing to follow me,to destroy the Defiler and free my daughter Rhista!?"


"For Freedom!" the crowd yelled.
These people did not came to disappoint Queen Zhah.
The queen took the lead of the party and moved them over the lands towards the teleporter that took them to the most south west island where the minions of scelstus roam.

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The demons turned on the group but it seemed that the Queen did not wanted to be distracted by them.
She kept moving to a small spiral passage.

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We kept following the Queen trough this narrow place.


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Only minutes later we all arrived in the center of the island. There where the Defiler and the Queens daughter standing like statues.

"Prepare for battle! I am releasing the Defiler now!"The queen yelled.

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What happened next was a tremendous battle that took place between the hero's and the Defiler!

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It took all we got to beat down this monster!

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Spells,arrows,music and loyal pets kept attacking the daemon.

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It was like fighting a war!

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Slowly the hero's where gaining the upper hand!

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The battle was so fierce i started to see strange things inside the void!

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But what we came for eventually happened.
The defiler fell in battle!

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The crowd celebrated but the Queen had no time yet for that.
She ran back to the center of the island.
It was a moment she been waiting so long for.
To free her daughter.

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It was another glorious day for the people of Sosaria.
Another evil was defeated.


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"As you all helped me to defend the lands against the evil,and we made a great victory i have a small gift for you."

A magical statue appeared.

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When we touched the statue a stone hand of the Defiler appeared.
A reminder what we had to fight against.

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The Queen thanked us again for all the help before she left to her palace with her daughter.
She was sure we would see her again if she needed us.




New Frarc, Drachenfels News reporter.


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Account Migration update
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Talents of Sosaria Gallery
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Posted on Saturday, August 6, 2011, 3:48 PM EDT by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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Community News
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Video Capture Tutorial and EC Mining Macro Tutorial!
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Posted on Saturday, August 6, 2011, 3:44 PM EDT by Watchertoo ()
Today we present two tutorial videos! One from our Enhanced Client guru Storm on mining macros and one to assist the readers who would like to start making videos, Using Camstudio.

               Mining Macros in the EC                        Capturing Video with Camstudio
               
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Video Capture Tutorial and EC Mining Macro Tutorial!
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Posted on Saturday, August 6, 2011, 3:42 PM EDT by Sosaria Reels ()
Today we present two tutorial videos! One from our Enhanced Client guru Storm on mining macros and one to assist the readers who would like to start making videos, Using Camstudio.

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Video Capture Tutorial and EC Mining Macro Tutorial!
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Posted on Saturday, August 6, 2011, 10:53 AM EDT by Sosaria Reels (UOinAction)
Today we present two tutorial videos! One from our Enhanced Client guru Storm on mining macros and one to assist the readers who would like to start making videos, Using Camstudio.

               Mining Macros in the EC                        Capturing Video with Camstudio
               
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Help Design a New Reward Hall!
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Posted on Saturday, August 6, 2011, 10:48 AM EDT by Sosaria Reels ()
>>> Malas News <<<by Barnaby

As many of you have heard us comment recently, plans are in motion to do something special for past and future competition winners on Catskills. In fact, anyone who has visited our current Reward Hall recently may have seen a new plot has been placed. This plot is the future location of a new hall that will contain all the items recognizing the winners and champions of our shard, and we are asking for your help in designing it.

From now until the 25th of August we are accepting design submissions for this new hall (the original one will be reserved for recognizing the accomplishments of the people of Catskills as a group). Your submission should keep the following points in mind:

It should follow the basic design of our current Hall (in other words, it should use largely similar materials).

It should be able to accommodate a large collection without looking like a big warehouse.

Should be 18×18 in size.

Include any decorations you have in mind (or at least make a note of them and where they should go).

The winner will have a plaque/banner/sign placed on the front of the building recognizing their contribution to our shard. Please send a picture of your submission to [email protected] and [email protected] by the 25th.

Thank you, and good luck!
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Help Design a New Reward Hall!
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Posted on Saturday, August 6, 2011, 9:56 AM EDT by Vallend (Catskills)
>>> Malas News <<<by Barnaby

As many of you have heard us comment recently, plans are in motion to do something special for past and future competition winners on Catskills. In fact, anyone who has visited our current Reward Hall recently may have seen a new plot has been placed. This plot is the future location of a new hall that will contain all the items recognizing the winners and champions of our shard, and we are asking for your help in designing it.

From now until the 25th of August we are accepting design submissions for this new hall (the original one will be reserved for recognizing the accomplishments of the people of Catskills as a group). Your submission should keep the following points in mind:

It should follow the basic design of our current Hall (in other words, it should use largely similar materials).

It should be able to accommodate a large collection without looking like a big warehouse.

Should be 18×18 in size.

Include any decorations you have in mind (or at least make a note of them and where they should go).

The winner will have a plaque/banner/sign placed on the front of the building recognizing their contribution to our shard. Please send a picture of your submission to [email protected] and [email protected] by the 25th.

Thank you, and good luck!
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[EM News] Weekend Events: Demise of the Defiler and High Council Oath Ceremony.
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Posted on Friday, August 5, 2011, 7:11 PM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
Weekend Events: Demise of the Defiler and High Council Oath Ceremony.
EM Seppo

1. High Council Oath Ceremony.

Join Captain Jenkins as the newly elected High Councillors take an Oath this Friday at 9:00 PM PST / 12:00 AM EST.

2. Demise of the Defiler

Queen Zhah requests assistance on Saturday, August 6th at 3:00 PM PST / 6:00 PM EST. She will be at the Ter Mur Moongate awaiting your arrival.
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July Obituary Column ~
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Posted on Friday, August 5, 2011, 7:15 AM EDT by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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~ JULY OBITS ~





Princess Amara ( The Centerfold ) returns!



The new Night Terrors are terrible!



Chrysalis Yeti





Darkman


DollMaster


Galen


INfected


Job For A Cowboy killed by -Y-



Jumping Boogie


Lindera and Zombie Goat


Manx




Sass and Zidane






Veronica











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[EM] Guard Meeting
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Posted on Thursday, August 4, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT by Crysta (LakeSuperior)



Posted to the EM news site;


AThe Royal Guard will be meeting this Sunday, August 7th. The primary focus will be on promotions, and putting the current PFC’s through their division trials.

Please meet at Castle Britannia, Trammel, at 7pm CST / 8pm EST on August 7



The EM site itself is here.

Seeing as how this will be promotions and PFC tests, I suggest all guard members that should be close to or are ready for promotion attend. Check the guard roster page on the EM website if you are already ranked to see where you stand.

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[RP News / Fiction] "There Be Pirates." The Chimera Raids Britannian Merchant Ships.
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Posted on Thursday, August 4, 2011, 1:07 PM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
"There Be Pirates." The Chimera Raids Britannian Merchant Ships.
Valek Typhoon




Word has reached us that no less than eight ships - 6 Britannian Merchant Galleons and 2 Warships - were lost or captured this morning.

Survivors of the incident claim to have been assaulted by a crew of dark skinned pirates in control of a dragon. The loss to Crown Traders and Merchants is reported to be rather ...substantial.

"Batten down the main sail!" The voice of the Captain roared over the waves. "we're gaining distance - vere port! prepare to broadside!"

Three hands readily followed the orders, the middle aged man, Ian, hired on as pilot twisted the wheel to the captains commands. While Argis a man hailing from the desert island of Nujelm, manned the Port side cannons. The third, Brighton, a soldier for hire picked up from the Magincian docks readied his potions and broadsword.

But the final member of todays crew was curled up at the base of the mast. A creature that at first look seemed to be a pile of sinewy ice and snow. If it weren't for the bursts of freezing breath exerting from two black holes one would think it were just that.

Two piercing gold eyes opened to meet the captains, a hidden message between the two as though telling the dragon to ready itself. The Wyrm unfurled from its position, standing as tall as the mast of the Chimera.

"Boys we've let these sea's be calm for far to long. Let them know - There be Pirates! Let the people know The Chimera rules these waters!" The captain called to his men, being met with a harty cheer before the cannons rang out.

The merchant ship was fast, at tokuno skitter one frequently used by these Britanian merchants, its speed was top notch but that was all the ship had going for it.

"Argis Fire!"
You can read the entire piece here.
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[RP News] When Darkness Falls: Ressurection of the Myrdraal
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Posted on Thursday, August 4, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
When Darkness Falls: Ressurection of the Myrdraal
WarderDragon



As evening shadow faded to black, Nicholas Tarrant led the Witch, Lynne Zellinous, and her human companion to the Crypt of the Myrdraal.

There he instructed her to summon and bind the Soul of Adam - the Town Guard murdered a month before - and divine the nature of his death in amongst the mist-shrouded tombs of Northern Yew.

Allowing her soul to pass between the worlds and become part of Immaterium, Zellinous was able to make out some of the haunting screams: ...Must Warn Them. The Grolm. Corruption. Void. Grolmincho. The Gate. Magincia. Must Warn Uncle. The Beasts. He was behind it. Fracturning the Guard. Beasts are returning... It was then that something changed. The summoning descended into a battle of wills. It seemed as though another power was there - a presence - one attempting to drag Adam's immortal soul into perdition.

But the Necromancer ...she would not allow it.

She screamed as she chanted - becoming Death so that she might clothe him in new flesh - but her own strength was waining. Adam was being devoured. Pulled into the Pit from whence there is no return. She leaned against Valek for support.

It was then that the Duke of Hast Mich returned from his Quest. Dropping his sword he rushed between the two - driving a ritual dagger into his abdomen and chanting Dium Prostra - sacrificing his blood and a portion of his soul to bring his nephew back.

But even his sacrifice failed to restore what once was. For he that had been young, not yet mature enough to use a razor or know the touch of a woman, was now reborn a dessicated husk. His skin was pale and wrinkled, like a death mask stretched across a bleach white skull. His hair became as white as new fallen snow.

...All this while Tarrant watched with a hint of curious amusement...

After a moment of discussion, in which he and his uncle seemed unaware of those around them, the Duke announced he would question the young man further. But not until he was well enough to speak. He scooped the figure up in his arms and bore him back to their family estate.

The Magincians exchanged dark looks with the Northman. Corruption? The Gate? Magincia? Grolm...? It was all too much to be coincidence.

Adam Myrdraal is currently recovering from his ...ressurection in Yew. His Uncle is rumored to have summoned Paladins of the Light to bless him and exorcise the corruption that still clings to his withered form. Some wonder if he is hiding something. It is also rumored that agents of House Tarrant are searching the libraries of the Seven Kingdoms - the old Codices and Grimores - seeking information on the Daemon mentioned in the ritual.
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The Baja Auction House Returns. Event Saturday, August 13th at 6:00 PM PST.
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Posted on Thursday, August 4, 2011, 12:53 PM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
The Baja Auction House Returns
Tapme O'Tune



The Baja Auction House [BAH] is returning.

Date: Saturday, August 13th.

Time: 6:00 PM PST / 9:00 PM EST.

Location: West of Luna.
Those interested in participating - or listing items - should contact the proprietor at [email protected]
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[EM / RP News] The High Council of Britannia: Ta'lin. Fig. Elladan. Fern.
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Posted on Thursday, August 4, 2011, 12:49 PM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
The High Council of Britannia
WarderDragon

The High Council has been announced. You can view details here.

The Elect are as follows: Ta'lin Birdsong. Fig the Ancient. Elladan Faeryn. Fern Goodfellow.

Representatives are to be appointed from amongst the Patricians and the Guard. Captain Jenkins is expected to reserve a seat for himself.

The Border Kingdoms - such as Dawn and Queen Shieba's Alliance - will each be allowed one representative on the Council.

Considering the views of the Elect ...it shall be interesting to see what develops in the coming months.

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Publish 71 Content Contest!
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Posted on Thursday, August 4, 2011, 10:06 AM EDT by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)
 

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EM Events - August
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Posted on Thursday, August 4, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)


Dudley will be on vacation from August 7th through August 14th. Dross will be return on August 10th. This is an annotated event schedule that is likely to change. Please check back often for updates and more information.

Thursday, August 4th @ 8pm - Picking Up the Pieces, Gate from Luna


This is a roleplay heavy, open event that will explore the events following the Kendrick Morrow verdict. There is no set "way" this event is going to go. You are encouraged to take part in the plot and introduce elements as you wish. This is for all intents and purposes "event improv"


Saturday, August 6th @ 8pm - Live Event, Ter Mur Royal City

This is the third chapter of the live event involving Queen Zhah's lineage.

Sunday, August 7th - No Hall of Commons Meeting

Friday, August 12th @ 8pm - Royal Guard Exercises


Sunday, August 14th @ 9pm - Hall of Commons Meeting @ the Hall of Commons

Wednesday, August 17th 6-10pm ET - Feelin' Crabby Tournament Window


Thursday, August 18th @ 7pm - Sosarian Solstice Fair

Sunday, August 21st @ 7pm - Fortune's Fire Casino


Sunday, August 21st @ 9pm - Hall of Commons Meeting


Wednesday, August 24th @ 8pm - "X Marks the Spot"


This is a continued event in our conclusion of the Poseidon's Fury artifact series. Expect combat and puzzles.


Thursday, August 25th 6-8pm - Feelin' Crabby Tournament Window


Sunday, August 28th @ 9pm - Hall of Commons Meeting


Tuesday, August 30th @ 9pm - "Taking the Plunge"


Part 2 of investigations into the mysterious "Hidden Temple
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Stay toon'd!

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Ultima Online Account Migration - A Note From The Producer
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Posted on Thursday, August 4, 2011, 7:49 AM EDT by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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General News
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[EM] Zhah needs help!
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Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 8:14 PM EDT by Crysta (LakeSuperior)



Posted to the EM news site;


As some of you have notice there has been a lot of activity in the Gargl. lands. Zhah has been getting documents and is requesting help to defeat the defiler!
Some fiction for those who have not been following the quest: http://www.uoherald.com/node/418

Saturday August 6th
7PM Central/8PM eastern
Meet at Ter Mur Castle Throne Room.


The EM site itself is here.

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Demise of the Defiler
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Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 2:29 PM EDT by Watchertoo (GeneralNews)

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Community News
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Felucca Haunted House Owned By CrEaPoR
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Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 6:24 PM EDT by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
>>> Felucca Facet News <<<.
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Felucca Haunted House Owned By CrEaPoR
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Halloween may be three months away but it is always spooky at CrEaPoR's house.



CrEaPoR invited me to take a look around and that I gladly did as I love all things creepy, evil and spooky in game. It did not take me long to see how much time, effort and gold has gone into creating this most haunted of houses.

He has been playing off and on for 146 months but only started collecting this type of imagery just over a year ago. Five IDOCs had fallen at that time in this nieghborhood which jump started his collection and passion. One of his favorite items is an event item of green bones.

Below are a few more screenshots of the amazing house but one must visit it to see all the detail. Cords are 90o 43'N, 63o 8'E

The haunted house is open to the public and yes it is in Felucca so beware. A little death never hurt anyone * evil snicker *









*note: CrEaPoR made it clear that this is a work in progress and that it is not totally finished yet.



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Publish 71 Content Contest
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Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT by AirmidCecht (CommunityNews)



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(EM Storyline) New Royal Council Members Sighted
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Posted on Monday, August 1, 2011, 7:02 PM EDT by Vallend (Catskills)
By EM Barnaby

The nobles and knights that comprise the new Council have begun to appear. The first is in Britain. More will be added every day for about the next week.

If you want more information on this subject please either check "Sherry Talks of a Council Meeting" below here, or click here Sherry Talks of a Council Meeting to read it on the Stratics Catskills boards.
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6th Aug – Meeting with Queen Zhah
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Posted on Monday, August 1, 2011, 6:48 PM EDT by Vallend (Catskills)
By EM Adris

Date: 6th August 2011
Time: 7:30pm Eastern


Queen Zhah requests assistance on August 6th at 7:30pm Eastern. She will be at the Ter Mur Moongate awaiting your arrival, Don’t be late!
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July Fish Tournament Results
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Posted on Monday, August 1, 2011, 4:01 PM EDT by DevilsOwn (LegendsAOL)
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Huffing and puffing, local fisherman lugged their prize catches of Fairy Salmon to the sea market for the weigh-in. After a bit of a delay (seems EM Helios had too much fun during the afternoon) all fish were placed on the scale and this months winner, for the second month in a row, was Otis Redding!




The delay, tho, was somewhat welcome as we got some time to chat with our new EM Miko! Seems Legends now has two enthusiastic Event Moderators, and I look forward to the months ahead and possibly reporting something other than death robe counts!

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(Player Event) The Gauntlet Returns Again!
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Posted on Monday, August 1, 2011, 8:17 AM EDT by Frarc (Drachenfels)
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The Gauntlet Returns Again!

We would like to invite all adventurers for a trip to Dungeon Doom to fight in the Gauntlet!

On Friday the 5th of August.

Leaving around 20:15 CET on top of West Britain Bank!


Be there!


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Community Hunts - Week of August 1st
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Posted on Monday, August 1, 2011, 5:19 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.



Medusa hunt (Stygian Abyss)
Date: Tuesday, August 2nd
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Community Peerless Hunt
Date: Wednesday, August 3rd
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Terathan Keep dungeon crawl
Date: Thursday, August 4th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Community Champion Spawn hunt
Date: Friday, August 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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Lady Tia
LS News Manager


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Community Meet Up - Tonight, August 1st 7:30 pm CST
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Posted on Monday, August 1, 2011, 5:16 AM EDT by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)
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Community Meet Up – August 1, 2011
Date: Every Monday Night
Time: 7:30PM CST
Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank


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


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

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



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