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October 2009

Royal Guard Training with Fynn Barrett
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Posted on Saturday, October 31, 2009, 11:37 PM EDT by Nyte Doombringer (Europa)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<Sunday, 01 November 2009, 20:00

With a spring in his step Lieutenant Fynn Barrett walked out the gate and across the bridge. When his feet touched the cobbles of the city he paused a moment and looked down the road. Britain, you are truly the most beautiful city in the entire Kingdom!

Earlier that day Avery, Commander of the Royal Guard, had summoned him to the castle and appointed him to his new post: The Guard Tower at the western Bank, right at the heart of the city. His mission was to defend its citizens and to sharpen the skills of the Royal Guard.

The sunlight reflected from his shield as he turned on his heels to follow the road along the moat. I am ready!
Location : The Guard Tower at the western Bank of Britain
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Coronation Festivities PvP Tournament Results
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Posted on Saturday, October 31, 2009, 7:17 PM EDT by Sara of Baja (Origin)

 

Coronation Festivities
PvP Tournament, Saturday, October 24

Due to an uneven number of entries, VENDETTA won the Round 1 bye and automatically advanced to Round 2. Then EM Laurana and EM Faine Morgan gave a quick explanation of the rules:

No looting
No murder counts
Brackets are random
Anything goes: healing, curing, potions unless a match isn't over within the allotted time frame.
If a match goes to the allotted time, it will be stopped and a Sudden Death match will be started and there will be no healing, no curing, no potions.
If you leave the house you will not be re-admitted.

Round 1
Match 1
KoRnUtz (advance)
Gallin

Match 2
Cesar
Falseprophet (advance)



Match 3
an ebil brat
Toranaga (advance)

Match 4
Morgaine (advance)
Mere

Match 5
Tyr Odinson
Hero (advance)

Round Two
Match 1
VENDETTA (advance)
Hero

Match 2
KoRnUtz
Morgaine (advance)

Match 3
Toranaga
Falseprophet (advance after Sudden Death match)

Their first round went to the time limit, and into a Sudden Death match

For 3rd Place
Morgaine (won)
Falseprophet (3rd Place)

Championship Round
Vendetta (2nd Place after Sudden Death match)
Morgaine (1st Place after Sudden Death match)

This match went to the time limit, and a Sudden Death match followed.

Congratulations to Morgaine 1st place, Vendetta 2nd place, Falseprophet 3rd place! Great job everyone!  Trophies will be displayed at the Origin Awards House.

Following the PvP Tournament, there was a free-for-all in the pit:

Morgaine won by killing her four opponents and one spectator!

Thank you, EM Laurana and EM Faine Morgan, for another great event!

Related links:
Coronation Festivities
PvP Tournament Results
Fall Festival Contest Results

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End Of October Obituary Column
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Posted on Saturday, October 31, 2009, 5:23 PM EDT by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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End Of October Obituary Column






Andrew the Great, dead three times!


Cambrin


Century, Vixen and Lexi


Cernunnus


China Spinn


CryptAngel






Daslo














Hurleyguy


Ice






Japoneis






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Halloween Bazaar Registrations
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Posted on Saturday, October 31, 2009, 7:22 AM EDT by Sara of Baja (Baja)

 

from goldenbrewtavern.com

Halloween Bazaar Registrations
Saturday, October 31, 2009
By EMSeppo

1) Stall registrations

It is stall registration time again! Woohoo! As you might have already heard, we are having another festival/bazaar at the faire grounds during the first weekend of November. Please reply to this post if you would like to register a stall with your character name and time slot. You may only reserve one stall at this moment but may request for two slots. If there is space left at the end, your request for additional stall will be accepted.

The stalls may be used for plethora of activities, such as guild recruitment, selling your newest Halloween event acquisitions, gambling, fortune telling, etc. You may reserve a stall for a duration of 40 minutes. We only have half as many stalls available this time than in the previous bazaars – so don’t forget to make a reservation today!

Stall #      4:40-5:20               6:10-6:50
Stall 1      Open                      Open
Stall 2      Open                      Open
Stall 3      Open                      Open
Stall 4      Open                      Open
Stall 5      Open                      Open
Stall 6      Open                      Open
Stall 7      Billy Scrantin**       Open
Stall 8      Girl Scouts              Open
Stall 9      WildStar*               WildStar*
Stall 10    WildStar*               WildStar*
Stall 11    WildStar*               WildStar*

*Lady WildStar is assisting with getting reservations for stalls 9, 10, and 11.
**Need confirmation

2) Costume contest

There will be a costume contest held during the bazaar from 5:20 PM to 5:30 PM (PST). The rules are quite simple,

1) You need a costume, other than the cool costume masks you get from the new quest.

2) You need to write a short bio about who you are pretending to be in your paper doll. Humor is encouraged.

3) You will have to model your costume on the stage. Acting it out is also encouraged!

You will be judged on your creativity and a winner will be chosen. Please register yourself by commenting in this post with your character name.
(Please use the above link to register on goldenbrewtavern.com)

3) Short Story Recital Contest

You are invited to recite a short story, preferably spooky and terrifying. The recital should not last longer than 10 minutes. This means there are only 5 slots available for this. So, please register ahead of time by commenting here.

Please, the stories should conform to the rules of the game. So, don’t forget to keep it clean! You will be judged on your creativity and a winner will be chosen.

 
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EMs Nestor and Eris Lead Tour of Haunted Homes
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Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009, 7:08 PM EDT by Fallon Valor (Atlantic)
ATLANTIC—On Halloween Eve, 30 October 2009, EMs Nestor and Eris lead a small group of home decor enthusiasts on an unforgettable tour of haunted homes. The assembled tourists congregated at the EM Rewards Hall at eight o’clock and prepared themselves to experience some of Atlantic’s spookiest destinations.

Rewards Hall

“Three Hag Mountain,” by Tribute

Three Hag Mountain

“The Northern Star,” by Maling Kytiao

The Northern Star

“Malas Haunted House,” by Sissy Mary

Malas Haunted House

“The Haunted Mountain,” by Maximus

Haunted Mountain

“The Shunned House,” by Ayahuasquero

Shunned House

“Baradur,” by Fury

Baradur

“Lion Heart Cemetery,” by Lion Heart

Castle Hub Skull

“Pixie Hollow,” by TINKERBELL

Pixie Hollow

“The Red & Purple Mini Mall,” by Lady Frany Flame

R&amp;P Mini Mall

“Pixie Dust 2,” by Dremwvr

Pixie Dust 2

“Tomb of the Abysmal Horror,” by Queen Arya

Tomb of the Abysmal Horror

Following a tour of the last home, participants returned to the Rewards Hall, teeth chattering and knees shaking. Each house proved uniquely terrifying – some, downright disturbing. Participants in the event, to include EMs Nestor and Eris, were astounded by Atlantic’s talented decorators. Nestor did express one regret, however . . .

Nester: No one died

Fortunately, Hunter Moon of HOT was willing to indulge Nestor’s increasingly-infamous blood-lust.

Hunter Moon: Dead

Once all of the participants had reassembled, EM Eris explained that the contest winner would be announced on Halloween, 31 October.

Winner Details

EM Eris further encouraged Atlantians to vote in the Stratics poll, posted by UO Atlantic Reporter Nh’bdy here.

“We’ll be watching that poll on the forums,” said EM Eris. “We want the winners to be the people’s choice.”
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Halloween Kickoff Party!
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Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009, 5:57 PM EDT by DevilsOwn (LegendsAOL)

Halloween was kicked off tonite with a grand party hosted by Spelosty of ELV. Raffles, a maze, lots of trivia questions (just what *was* that guy's name, Spel??) and costume judging kept everyone laughing. One unexpected event was the auctioning of Arwen who was dressed as Xena, the Warrior Princess! Santa roamed the crowd handing out Halloween gifts and Grubstake took everyone to his rooftop jack-o-lantern patch to find the six that were not locked down! Spelosty's party house was decorated splendidly (note the cute candle holders!) and the two floor maze had folks stumbling over each other to get thru.




Raffle winners were Elena (two times!), Arwen, Grubstake and Eric.... congrats! Through the maze first was DevilsOwn...... oh, that's me.... second was Arwen and third was Eternal Blue!



Judges for the Costume Contest were Spelosty, MageCruella and Penderrin and the winners were:



In third place, Eternal Blue as the Tin Man
In second place, Eric as a glow worm
and in first place, Hippolyte as the pirate Crimson Corsair

Congratulations all and thank you, Spelosty, for a wonderful night!

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Something evil lurks at the City of the Dead
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Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009, 3:51 PM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
>>> Felucca Facet News <<<Something evil lurks at City of the Dead
By EMSeppo
October 31st, 2009
Posted By Oriana



While most travelers to the lost lands shrug it off as an old ranger’s myth, the few brave adventurers who have dared to enter the City of Dead on Hallow’s eve would tell you that the place reeks of more wrong than its usual.

Even fewer, however, have seen and lived to tell about the terror that awaits within the walls of the fort that lies within the city. For it is within these walls, the terrifying spirit of Orc Shadow Chieftains is said to roam on this day of the dead.

The only thing more mysterious than the spirits is perhaps their history; some say that long before the dead infested these city, even before the savages took hold of the fort, the city of the dead might have been an orc outpost. A terrible fate must have then doomed these orcs for these spirits continue to roam the city to these day on Hallow’s eve, exacting revenge on all who trespass into their lost territory.

Yet, it is also rumored that great rewards await the ones who might slay these spirits, if such a thing were to be possible. So, each Hallow’s eve seekers of thrill and treasure travel to this old outpost of the orcs. Most come back with only long tales of their near-death experience fighting the spirit, but few will come face to face with the the chieftains. None have returned with even a single trinket that made them any richer though.

So, this Hallow’s eve will you dare to venture into the old lands, fending off others like you who might rather slit your throat than share the treasure, to seek out the truth of this matter and perhaps, slay a chieftain or two?

Event Announcement

Where: Delucian Orc Fort, located in the City of the Dead

Facet: Felucca Only

How: The chieftains are rumored to show only when the fort is occupied by no less than 5 people.

When: The strongest chance of summoning the chieftains is between 8-11 AM, 2-5 PM, 9-12 PM (PST) – but beware, the spirits do not always heed to the mortals. October 31st.

Statutory warning: This event is in Felucca, which means that you are likely to be subjected to player versus player combat. PvP is not only allowed, but encouraged.

Additional notes: To make things slightly more interesting, a lantern “Spirit Detector” has been placed at the Yew Felucca moongate. The lantern may turn red for 15 minutes right after the chieftain comes into play. But as is the case with devices, you cannot expect them to always function properly. Also, keep in mind, that the chieftain will not come out till no less than 5 people occupy the fort.
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FoF: Happy Halloween!
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Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009, 11:56 AM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

Posted to uoherald.com's Five on Friday:


FoF: Happy Halloween!

Jess Folsom


30 Oct 2009 14:34:08 EST


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


When will we see the next big story arc in game?


The next story arc will not be of the magnitude of the one which just ended, but we’re planning on starting the next arc right after the Holidays. Magincia is in dire need of love!
-Sakkarah


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Will new content ever be added to doom gauntlet? As in new arties.


We intend to “refresh” the rewards and incentives in older dungeons, including Doom. There however is no ETA on when this will take place.
-Sakkarah


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Is it possible to have the Scout's Armor (Spring Cleaning Turn-in Reward) as a dyeable armor in a future publish? Natural Dyes are great so far!


Absolutely! The Sorcerer’s Armor has already been made dyeable. The Scout and Knight were unfortunately overlooked. That will be rectified.
-Sakkarah


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Is it possible to have ALL soulstones showing the names of the last character putting/getting skills from/to it? This would be so cool, this way I could give away all my IDOC soulstones to the rightful owner!


We can definitely add that feature to all soulstones in an upcoming publish.
-Sakkarah



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Now that there is a huge volcano sitting there, are all my Fire Island T-maps trashed?


The Volcano shouldn’t affect Treasure maps since it came out of the water not the surrounding land mass. Most messages in a bottle had been addressed, however there does appear to be a small handful that may still be affected and we will be looking into those.
-Stephen W.


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Announcements:


Remember, there's only one week left to collect your 12th Anniversary gift tickets! If you haven’t collected yours, be sure to log in with your eligible characters (30 days and older) to receive the ticket. Once you have the ticket, there is no time limit for redeeming your ticket for your reward.


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Have a safe and fun Halloween!

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Don't forget to submit your Five on Friday questions here.


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Community Spotlight
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Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009, 11:48 AM EDT by Avenhar (CommunityNews)

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Community Spotlight

Jess Folsom

30 Oct 2009 14:02:05 EST


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



  • Atlantic
  • Baja
  • Catskills
  • Chesapeake
  • Europa
  • Great Lakes
  • Lake Superior
  • Sonoma
  • Whispering Rose

If you have fan site news, an event for your shard, or a suggestion for next week's Community Spotlight please click here. Please ensure your submissions are before Friday 1PM EST.



You can read more HERE…


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Atlantic Event Moderator Haunted House Contest!
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Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009, 10:32 AM EDT by Nh'bdy (Atlantic)





Owner: Queen Arya
House Name: The Tomb of the Abysmal Horror
Coordinates: Felucca 146.36 S, 24.36 E
Rune at EM Reward Hall? Yes



Owner: Lady Frany Flame
House's name: Red and Purple Mini Mall
Coordinates: Trammel 49.24N, 35.30W
Rune at EM Reward Hall? Yes






Owner: Tribute
House's Name: Three Hag Mountain
Coordinates: Makato/Tokuno at 28.12N 32.33W
Rune at EM Reward Hall? Yes






Owner:
House Name: The Shunned House
Coordinates: 35.52'N 47.44 E
Rune at EM Reward Hall? Yes






Owner: Sissy Mary
House Name: Haunted Mountain
Coordinates: 8.5'S 68.24'E
Rune at EM Reward Hall? Yes





Owner: Ayahuasquero
House Name: Malas Haunted House
Coordinates: 83.9N by 27.50W
Rune at EM Reward Hall? Yes




Owner: Maling Kytiao
House Name: The Northern Star
coordinates: 90.53N 28.20E
Rune at EM Reward Hall? Yes






Owner: Fury
Name: Baradur
Cooridnates:23.38 North 0. 29 East
Rune at EM Hall? Yes






Owner: Lionheart
Name: Lion Heart Cemetery
Coordinates: 10.38 S 48.26E
Rune at EM Hall? Yes



Owner:
Name: Tinkerbells
Coordinates: 56.10 N 32.45W
Rune at EM Hall? Yes








CAST THY VOTE HERE, AVATAR

A swirling summoned moongate to a poll about housing

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The Last Straw
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Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009, 3:24 AM EDT by Stupid Miner (LakeSuperior)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<Message I received at the counselor’s hall this morning:

“After the failure that occurred last time, I call again to see if the people can make amends for their faults. I am in need of some items to bring back my daughter, that seem to only appear in a few nights when the dead that raise are stronger and seem to possess a stronger anatomy. I seek three different items that will be appear at three different graveyards at different, Please wait at ‘The Cat Eye’ Bar in Britain near west Britain bank, at 7:00 PM CST (8:00PM Eastern) on October 31. That is all.”

http://www.emquantum.com/LakeSuperior/
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Nestor Trys to Kill Atlantic! Twice!
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Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009, 10:42 AM EDT by Nh'bdy (Atlantic)
>>> Malas News <<<
Truly showing that the Event Moderators are listening to the player base, Nestor trotted the shard out to a remote location, the first being near the Labyrinth in Malas, the other being Grimswind Ruins on the same facet, then promptly attempted to kill us. A fast paced high risk night of break neck pace Player Versus Monster combat. Multiple new creatures were sighted, mixed in with a myriad of old favorites. These extend into the [General] subtype and reached all the way to Shadow Lord Manifestations and climaxed with a Crimson Dragon on both nights! Fantastic event, but he may have to try a bit harder to crush the indomitable spirit of Atlantic.

Also, the remark was made "I should see about changing my name to EM Hydra."
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Publish 62.2
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Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009, 2:35 AM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

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Publish 62.2


Jess Folsom

28 Oct 2009 17:09:16



Publish 62.2 will go through during your local shard's maintenance period. The following fixes and changes will be implemented during this publish:


  • Fixed an issue that was causing double NPCs to spawn with the Halloween Quest.
  • Adjusted the Gypsy’s respawn timer.
  • Players can no longer summon the Harbinger in the Abyss.
  • Removed the Naughty Twin's ability to turn players into a Mound of Maggots.
  • Fixed an issue with Veteran clothing becoming unblessed on the Siege Perilous shard.



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Interview with Gamasutra
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Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009, 2:30 AM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

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Interview with Gamasutra


Jess Folsom

27 Oct 2009 15:40:14



Tim Cotten, UO's very own lead designer, recently sat down with Gamasutra to discuss the past, present, and future of UO. Check out the full interview HERE!

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Publish 62 All Shards
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Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009, 2:26 AM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

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Publish 62 All Shards


Chrissay Zeeman

25 Oct 2009 23:01:33



All shards will be published at their local shard's maintenance period. This will have this years Halloween Content.

Halloween 2009
There will be no deaths this year! The Evil Twin is no more (may he rest in peace). But do watch out for his Naughty Twin.

Halloween Quest
This quest is repeatable. Have fun and make sure you start with visiting Jasper in Yew.


Trick or Treating

  • Added 5 new candies



Beggar’s
  • Added 2 new rares you can get from Trick or Treating




Three New Tricks for our Trick or Treaters
  • Not much fun if we told you what they were, Happy Halloween!



Make sure you visit your local pumpkin patches! You just might find unique pumpkins grown by the Devs, GMs and EMs!


Bug Fixes

  • Players will now be able to use the bridge in Ilshenar
  • Players will no longer be able to tame the Plague Rats in the Cavern of the Discarded
  • Murderers on Siege Perilous and Mugen can now use the crystal portal to teleport to different facets now
  • Fixed the issue on Siege Perilous with the clothing exchange box, it will now give the player the correct adjusted item.
  • Ghosts will no longer be able to bypass the color maze with sacrifice.
  • Codex of Virtue will now be able to re-deed properly. Ones that are currently placed will not be able to re-deed properly.
  • The quest giver for Medusa’s Blood has been removed.
  • The quest “A Worthy Proposition” has been fixed, it will now accept both directions of bamboo flutes
  • Fixed an issue with runebooks in the Enhanced Client, it will now function normally.

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Origin Pub 62
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Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009, 2:20 AM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

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Origin Pub 62


Chrissay Zeeman

23 Oct 2009 16:34:33



Origin will be brought down in approximately 30 minutes to add this years Halloween Content.

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FoF: ooOOOooooOOOoo
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Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009, 2:17 AM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

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FoF: ooOOOooooOOOoo

Chrissay Zeeman


23 Oct 2009 14:58:12


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


Will we ever see the uo.com character search and guild database return?


There was a bug with the character export process that was causing issues with MyUO. A fix for this will be going out with the next publish. The next MyUO update after the server publish (which happens every 24 hours) should correct the problem. If the problem persists after the next publish, we will look into it further.
-Supreem


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Two questions. After server up, I did trammel champ spawns for about 2 hours. and suddenly went red in trammel Delucia. Any idea how that happened? I did kill on person before the server went down for pub 61. Second question is it illegal to be red in trammel?


The person that you killed reported you later while you were in Trammel turning you into a murderer while in Trammel. It is illegal to be a murderer in Trammel so if this does occur it is highly recommended that you go to Felucca immediately whenever this may happen in the future.
-Stephen W.


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On stratics it says that bows lose accuracy after approx 300-500 arrows. Is this information correct?


Bows do not lose accuracy due to use.
-Stephen W.


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The Japanese UO site lists "Soles Of Providence" as a reward from the Font of fortune. Can someone please confirm that this is indeed a reward?


Yes, these sandals are a new possible reward from the Font of Fortune. The Soles of Providence are 80 luck sandals.
-Misk


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Is the faction system going to be repaired,remolded or replaced? Will the Order/Chaos....Good V evil be returning?


Our design team is currently taking a good, hard look at Factions and we are currently making plans for a series of updates culminating in a significantly revamped system. Right now in this early phase, we have a lot of ideas on the table. Amongst those are:



  1. A complete overhaul of the scoring and ranking system, with an eye towards rewarding healing, stealth, crafting, and other types of participation in addition to racking up kill counts
  2. Possibly reducing the number of factions to 3
  3. Rebuilding the bases to make them more balanced, including removing bases from areas within guard zones
  4. Revamping town capture with an eye towards focusing the fighting, creating more intense battles
  5. Adding more ways to use Silver, as well as working to fix various economic issues surrounding Factions
  6. Adding more benefits to controlling towns, with an eye towards allowing Factions to have greater influence on the game world


In addition to the above, we have a list of miscellaneous bugs we want to fix.


Please note that we are very early in the design stages on this, and as we delve more deeply into this project our final feature change list will evolve. The above list is the pie in the sky and now we’re seeing how much of it we can (and should) bring down to Earth. We are interested in seeing some more of your Factions-related ideas and requests on the forums.
-Phoenix


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Announcements:


Make sure to check out TC1 with the new Halloween content. We have changed things up a bit from previous years. If you don't want to be spoiled that's ok it will be on your home shard next week.


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[UO Herald: Live Events] First Contact
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Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009, 2:08 AM EDT by Avenhar (QuestandEventNews)
First Contact
Start Date: October 20, 2009
End Date: October 20, 2009

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Queen Zhah took the scroll her royal guard was presenting her. Their eyes met for a brief second as she silently thanked him with a slight nod. The guard lowered his eyes respectfully and with a slow bow of the head, as he quietly exited the room.

The Queen ran her fingers over the seal that bound the exquisite parchment the message was written on. She had seen such a seal before in the archives… a seal not of this world. The room was filled with tension as her Council stood staring at her intently, no doubt as curious as she was about the content of the missive. But were they as concerned?

She broke the seal and began to read. When she finished, she exhaled loudly and realized she had been holding her breath. She hoped it didn’t reveal the extent of the relief she was feeling. She lifted her eyes from the parchment and offered a restrained smile to Surnem, her Minister of Magic.

“Her name is Dawn.” she said calmly, then looked around the room at Hon-Aur, her Minister of Commerce and Uskadesh, her Minister of War, observing their reaction.

“Dawn?” repeated Surnem, with curiosity. “Yes. She’s the leader of our… visitors. Their Queen.” replied Queen Zhah. “She sends her respects and requests the pleasure of meeting with the leader of the magnificent world her people recently discovered.”

“She wants to come here?” inquired Hon-Aur. “No. This is an invitation to come visit her palace in the lands beyond the Abyss.” said Queen Zhah. Uskadesh stretched his wings nervously and said much louder than he had intended “This could be a trap!” He winced and lowered his eyes in shame at the scolding look the Queen gave him. He thought to himself “Control, you fool... Control!”

Surnem suppressed the disdainful smile that threatened to blossom on her lips as she shifted her gaze from the chastised Minister of War to her regal Queen. “This could be good for us, my Queen. Since the Elves and the Humans have entered our realm, our battle against the void creatures has been far more successful. The number of new refugees has diminished by almost half!” Hon-Aur walked over to Surnem and stood by her side in sign of support as he declared “Commerce has also exploded everywhere in Ter Mur. Even the Holy City has reported a huge increase in sales and trades. The people are regaining a sense of hope!”

Hope… Queen Zhah wouldn’t let Hon-Aur see how his innocent comment stung her. That the mere appearance of these strangers and rumors of a foreign Queen would give her people more hope than she has despite all her sacrifices and all her struggle to protect them…

She walked off to one of the terraces of her palace and her Council followed her quietly. Down below, Humans, Elves and Gargoyles were noisily going about their business. It had been a long time since there had been such joyous activity in the City. “Passion and Diligence, Zhah… for the people” she thought to herself. She resolutely turned to Uskadesh and in a tone that suffered no arguments she said “Prepare my royal escort. We leave in the morning. Surnem, round up your Mystics and find a way to rebuild the gate.” She turned her back to them again to face the city. Dismissed, they left without another word.

“Hope…” she whispered.


-Sakkarah
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[UO Herald: Live Events] Hyde and Seek
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Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009, 2:05 AM EDT by Avenhar (QuestandEventNews)
Hyde and Seek

Start Date: October 23, 2009
End Date: To Be Determined

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Jared let out a heavy sigh as he looked at Isham’s body in helpless frustration. The latest concoction he applied on him had yet again failed. He could not stand Isham’s angry, accusatory stare, but now was not the time to dwell on moral dilemmas or guilt. There was much work to be done and too little time left.


The sudden muffled sound of a feminine voice emanating from behind the laboratory’s doors startled them both. Jared stared at the door in shock, his mind racing, trying to identify the woman. No one knew of this place, not even his wife Eliza. He glanced back at Isham whose eyes suddenly widened in joyous recognition, quickly replaced by horror. He whimpered and looked at Jared with pleading eyes.


“Lydia”, whispered Jared with sudden understanding.


She would come inside the room any minute now and see what had transpired here. He couldn’t allow that. He gave Isham a stern warning look as he ordered in a whisper: “Be quiet!”


He gestured towards Isham as he chanted An Lor Xen. The spell fizzled. He cussed at his cold hands still numb from touching Isham despite the protective gloves. He re-casted the spell and this time was thankfully successful. As soon as Isham vanished, Jared propped himself against the cave wall and donned his invisibility cloak. Seconds later, Lydia materialized inside the room.


She took a few hesitant steps and shyly called out Isham’s name. Getting no response, she walked further into the room. There was no one… The only sound she could hear was the slow simmer of a foul smelling mixture in a cauldron. Her heart sank. She could not believe he stood her up again… not after last night’s talk… not after all the promises…


She made for the desk at the back of the room in the unlikely hope that he would have left her another note. As she passed the alchemist table, the air suddenly became freezing cold and painful blisters erupted on her exposed right arm. She jumped back a few steps, yelping in pain.


The room suddenly felt ominous, as if inhabited by a dark, evil force. She dared not turn her back to run to the door so she clumsily walked backwards, her eyes darting in every direction, expecting to see some spawn of evil lunge at her at any moment.


His own heart pounding was deafening to Jared as he watched Lydia’s hasty retreat. She kept chanting In Mani though all the blisters on her arms had faded, as if to ward against some daemon. And then she was gone. Relieved, he removed his cloak. His mage skills had always been somewhat limited and he had feared the Invisibility spell on Isham would have worn off before she left.


“This is all your doing” said Isham, becoming visible again, his voice broken and barely recognizable…


Tears welled in his eyes, but turned to ice as they rolled down his cheeks. The frozen tears fell, shattering in countless diamond-like pebbles bouncing on the floor.


* * *
Eliza entered the imposing Yew Courthouse and walked up to Inspector Jasper. For some reason, law enforcers always made her nervous.


“Excuse me, Sir” she said timidly. “I would like to file a Missing Person report.”


-Regine Sakkarah Abel
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Community Spotlight
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Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009, 2:01 AM EDT by Avenhar (CommunityNews)

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Community Spotlight

Chrissay Zeeman

23 Oct 2009 14:50:43


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



  • Atlantic
  • Baja
  • Catskills
  • Chesapeake
  • Europa
  • Great Lakes
  • Lake Superior
  • Sonoma
  • Whispering Rose

If you have fan site news, an event for your shard, or a suggestion for next week's Community Spotlight please click here. Please ensure your submissions are before Friday 1PM EST.



You can read more HERE…


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TC1: Pub 62
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Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009, 1:57 AM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

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TC1: Pub 62


Chrissay Zeeman

22 Oct 2009 15:44:03



TC1 will be brought down to add this years Halloween Content. Halloween 2009
There will be no deaths this year! The Evil Twin is no more (may he rest in peace). But do watch out for his Naughty Twin.

Halloween Quest
This quest is repeatable. Have fun and make sure you start with visiting Jasper in Yew.


Trick or Treating

  • Added 5 new candies



Beggar’s
  • Added 2 new rares you can get from Trick or Treating



Three New Tricks for our Trick or Treaters
  • Not much fun if we told you what they were, Happy Halloween!



Make sure you visit your local pumpkin patches! You just might find unique pumpkins grown by the Devs, GMs and EMs!


Bug Fixes

  • Players will now be able to use the bridge in Ilshenar
  • Players will no longer be able to tame the Plague Rats in the Cavern of the Discarded
  • Murderers on Siege Perilous and Mugen can now use the crystal portal to teleport to different facets now
  • Fixed the issue on Siege Perilous with the clothing exchange box, it will now give the player the correct adjusted item.
  • Ghosts will no longer be able to bypass the color maze with sacrifice.
  • Codex of Virtue will now be able to re-deed properly. Ones that are currently placed will not be able to re-deed properly.
  • The quest giver for Medusa’s Blood has been removed.
  • The quest “A Worthy Proposition” has been fixed, it will now accept both directions of bamboo flutes

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Patch Notes for Enhanced and Classic Clients
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Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009, 1:49 AM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

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Patch Notes for Enhanced and Classic Clients


Chrissay Zeeman

22 Oct 2009 15:43:56



Enhanced Client:


  • Keybindings and Mouse Settings will now saved for each character.

    • First load, old keybindings and mouse settings will be reset.
    • Does not affect keybindings assigned to hotbar and macros.

  • When a player logs in for the first time they will now be able to choose between Enhanced or Classic default settings.


Fixed several client crashes

Fixed a memory leak


Classic Client:

  • Added a crash reporting dialog box that appears during client crashes.


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EM Halloween Event
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Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 5:35 PM EDT by Martyna Zmuir (GreatLakes)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<

This in from the Great Lakes EMs:

Pumpkin

There will be a Halloween Event on October 30th at 8pm CST starting at the West Britain Counselor's Hall. Come for some holiday strangeness, stay for a pie!

- the EMs

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Chatting with EM Dudley
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Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 1:05 PM EDT by Merik ONN (Chesapeake)
Chatting With Em Dudley
October 27, 2009
By: Lissa Eldi [*V*]

After last nights graveyard event, which featured well over an hour of spawn, culminating in a boss Mongbat, EM Dudley (and the Spirit Advisor) hung around to chat with anyone who cared to for quite a long time. He is a very patient person, and was fortunately wearing a doublet which was crafted by the Minoc Flak Jacket Co. hehe....cute and creative.

First I want to say, the event was great fun, and unique items were given out in undisclosed numbers:

Some sort of unique bandages which I did not see
Orange hued lanterns, named light of knowledge. (Tancred got one and might be persuaded to post a screenie)
A book off the Mongbat boss...aptly titled The Top Prize. (This was won by Pearl)

I'm going to apologize, I have no screenshots and will be telling high points from memory.

~ Some events will give items and some will not.
~There will be an event next month called Feast of the Harvest Moon.
~ The contest and silly fun type events like at last weekends Harvest Moon Festival, will be prizes like GM crafted clothing with clever names. (I received two of those; one for apple bobbing contest, a jester hat crafted by Britannia Apple Growers Inc., 6 total given out; and a wizard hat for costume contest crafted by Moonglow Costume Emporium, 5 total given out.)
~ "Meatier" Events, featuring battles and such will feature giveaways of more unique items, such as last nights lanterns and bandages.
~ All the EM's had a meeting Monday night with their boss to clarify what they should and shouldn't be giving, and in what numbers. There should be more equity between shards. Movement is going away from globally handing out items to everyone.
~ Said numbers of each item will be undisclosed
~ The Commander Foxx/Belander saga will be ending next month with an Epic ending...Epic being the word Dudley used.
~ A dual Tram/Fel event is in the works, might be slightly different on each facet. He is not sure what to do about the fel duels, I assume from what i've read this is due to technical issues to prevent griefing...but you would need to ask him that.
~ Constructive feedback and ideas continue to be invited, and everyone should try to attend the House of Common meetings, held on Sunday nights at 9
~ He feels that for him, in game methods are the best for getting word out to folks. He favors scrolls because the event announcers are limited to one-liners and are more cumbersome to set up.
~ Don't expect a lot of updates on the website, Dudley is a person after all, and freely admitted to us that website construction is "by far not his strong suit".

There may be more but after I came into the talk a few minutes late and had a short's night sleep, this is what stands out for me.

The chat began with some players being pretty unhappy, but I think by the end, everyone had a better understanding of things.

Thank you Dudley and Vladimere for the time and patience you put into all that you do!
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House of Terror -- A House Deco Contest
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Posted on Monday, October 26, 2009, 3:28 PM EDT by Sara of Baja (Baja)

 

from goldenbrewtavern.com

‘House of Terror’ – A house deco contest
Monday, October 26, 2009
By EMSeppo

Announcing a house customization and decoration contest.

Theme: Halloween
Submission deadline: Tuesday, November 3rd, midnight
How to submit: Leave a rune in the mailbox located at the reward hall. Take the teleporter at the Counselor’s Hall in West Britain to reach the reward hall. Mark the rune inside your house so that the name of your house is on it.

Winner: will be picked during the Fall bazaar on November 7th.

Rules:

1) Each submission must have a title and your house should be renamed with this title.

2) Lock a book at your steps or near to it explaining your design. Please make this book accessible to all. Use a red leaf so that it is not tampered by someone. Also, include the names of the people to whom the credit should be given if you were to be selected as the winner (up to 3 people only please).

If you have any other questions, leave a comment on "House of Terror", goldenbrew.com

 
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Pumpkin pies, golden brew, and a sprinkle of terror!
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Posted on Monday, October 26, 2009, 9:36 AM EDT by Sara of Baja (Baja)

 

from goldenbrewtavern.com

Pumpkin pies, golden brew, and sprinkle of terror!
Monday, October 26, 2009
By EMSeppo

Come on!! Come all!
Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins too!
We’ve got a spooky fair just for you!

We hope you’ll be able to attend
but if you do, wear a costume
or be damned!

We will offer some treats,
finest of the golden brew too.
But will it be a trick or treat for you?

Announcing yet another Skara Brae Bazaar, with a spooky twist…
When: November 7th, 2009 (Sorry, Halloween weekend is too busy!)
Where: Skara Brae Faire Grounds

Tentative schedule (specific details soon)
4:00 PM – Opening festivities
4:40 PM – Bazaar shops 1 (sign up required)
5:20 PM – Costume contest (sign up required)
5:50 PM – Tour of House of Terror house-deco contest entries and winner announcement
6:10 PM – Bazaar shops 2 (sign up required)
6:50 PM – A Tale of Terror, a short story telling contest (sign up required)
7:40 PM – Last Man Standing
8:00 PM – End

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Community Hunt - Week of October 26th
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Posted on Monday, October 26, 2009, 4:31 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.




Ter Mur exploration (Stygian Abyss)
Date: Tuesday, October 27th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center, next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Peerless Hunt (Mondain's Legacy Required)
Date: Wednesday, October 28th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center, next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Community Peerless Hunt (Mondain's Legacy Required)
Date: Thursday, October 29th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center, next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Community Champion Spawn Hunt
Date: Friday, October 30th
Time: 9:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center, next to the bank
Hosts: Taeara Mi'aken


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


Sabina Nikolai,
High Marshall, Community Hunt Organizer
The Order of the Silver Rose
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268th Assembly of the High Council
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Posted on Monday, October 26, 2009, 4:12 AM EDT by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<268th Assembly of the High Council

Date: Monday, October 26th
Time: 10:00 PM EDT/9:00 PM CDT
Note Location: West Counselor's Guild, Britain, Trammel Facet

Meeting Agenda:

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

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

- Other items to be announced at the meeting.

John Cainbridge
Chancellor of Virtue,
High Council of Britannia


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Moonglow Governance Remains Strong Thanks to the Moonglow Town Council
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Posted on Saturday, October 24, 2009, 5:08 PM EDT by Fallon Valor (Atlantic)
ATLANTIC—The magical Isle of Verity, home of the Lyceum, has long served as a hub for knowledge and learning. Yet, perhaps more importantly, the Isle is a mainstay of Atlantic history: the Atlantic mage Tower, one of Atlantic’s most renowned establishments, was once located here. Verity has seen many visitors over the years, but one guild has chosen to make the Isle its permanent home.

The Moonglow Town Council (MTC), based in the city of Moonglow, was founded to establish a government for the citizens of the Isle of Verity. When GreyPawn, a former Seer and a figure of legend on Atlantic, established the Council, his intent was to build a virtuous community, justly governed, who called Verity their home. The MTC is one of the first – and perhaps the most historic – player governments on Atlantic.

“A lot of guilds pretend to operate cities, and almost all of them claim to boast a family-like environment,” said GreyPawn. “Moonglow Town Council has done both since before doing so was trendy, and has actually made positive strides in advancing causes for the city itself.”

The MTC has promoted many changes to Moonglow over the years, some of which have resulted in lasting changes.

“The Moonglow Beautification Project was spearheaded by the MTC and resulted in the establishment of the statue garden in front of the bank,” GreyPawn said. “Personal initiatives by Mayors in the past have lead to the removal of hedges from fields, allowing cotton and wheat to be harvested along with vorpal bunny hunting. A current push is underway to restore the fallen Atlantic Mage Tower to the green area beside the tailor shop, or at minimum the Eternal Flame of Mages.”

Organized as a magocracy, the MTC is lead by a strong executive – namely, its mayor. The mayor appoints council members, who carry out the directives of the executive. Several of these council members also hold special positions, including the vice-mayor, chancellor, minister of defense, and minister of commerce. The key to MTC’s growth and success, according to GreyPawn, lies in its tradition of strong leadership.

“MTC has had a long line of impressive leaders serving the Council. Mayors such as Fong, Samon Triest, Cal Hurst, and Yasamin that took up the mantle of leadership contributed greatly to Moonglow’s growth as a city and as a guild.”

In addition to formal leadership, the MTC also has a vibrant aristocracy, as well as several “hero-level characters,” in GreyPawn’s words. Humanis and the Orcs are notable characters whose success, in many ways, stemmed from their early roles in the MTC.

Despite the MTC’s strength and permanence since its founding nearly ten years ago, the Council has also faced its share of challenges. As a functioning city government, one of the MTC’s primary focuses has been encouraging widespread participation.

“Inactivity has been the biggest challenge MTC has encountered in its history. Ensuring the survival and continuity of a functional Moonglow government in spite of the natural ebb and flow of activity has been at the top of our priorities,” said GreyPawn.

Over the past decade, Britannia has undergone innumerable changes: new places, new people, and new rules have forever altered how Atlantians conduct their virtual lives. In response to these changes, the MTC has evolved to ensure that it is always ready to meet the needs of its citizens.

“Originally, Moonglow Town Council was much more zealous with regards to the Virtues. Over its history, it has mellowed considerable and now is more accepting. Leadership methodology has also evolved over time, shifting toward a more democratic mindset rather than the Council’s magocratic roots,” GreyPawn said. “Another interesting note about the evolution of MTC would be the transition over time of the guild color. Originally a bright blue, ‘Moonglow Blue’ has gone through the gamut of being dark blue, special hue blue, and as of late a hue closer to valorite. MTC blue is considered the trademark color of the guild.”

The MTC relies heavily on the loyalty and virtue of its core membership. MTC’s motto is “semper veritas,” which is translated “always truth.” It is customary for MTC members to greet one another with this phrase. The MTC creed, according to GreyPawn, “is that Moonglow Endures, and we are sworn to continue to serve our shard and our city as best we can.

GreyPawn is a former Seer and the founder of the Moonglow Town Council.

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[Report] O*T's Halloween Net Toss
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Posted on Saturday, October 24, 2009, 1:43 PM EDT by Mapper (Europa)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<Gates opened at 8:45pm to Buccaneer's Den for O*T's second event, Their first Net Toss.



With over 70 normal nets and 15 fabled nets collected 9pm arrived and it was time to start the Mayhem.. START THE MAYHEM!







Lesson learned.. 70 nets only lasts 20 minutes! At 9:20pm we were tossing the final few nets in.



Alpha was asking to be mentioned in the report.. So I couldn't say no.. Here she is!



Finally at 9:25pm we thanked everyone for coming.



We hope some of you managed to walk away with an artifact, Out of the 15 fabled nets dropped with the one character he got none! I guess he isn't very lucky...

Thank you all for coming!
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GOF Net Toss ~ Part of the Anniversary Weekend
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Posted on Saturday, October 24, 2009, 1:14 PM EDT by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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Earlier in the week William of GOF (Guild of Friends) posted on the Great Lakes boards all the activities on the slate for this anniversary weekend of this guild. Eleven years!

I made sure I was able to attend the Net Toss saturday afternoon.
My weakness for a Net Toss goes back many years and I think I have attended all but one that has been hosted by FCB.
GOF Net Toss was a little different as they allowed pets and casting.
It was a great change and I brought my tamer. I must say I prefer the FCB rule set but it was fun, no doubt about it.



Many GOF members were there to help and to join in. Of course William was there as were, Lady Tessa, Lord Gothar, Lady Alice, Lord Legend, Rhanagher, Stonefish, Lexi, Capt. Jack Sparrow, Black Eagle, WhiteRoze, Spyder, Lord Ladon, princess gina to mention a few GOF.



As with most of these events some of the best memories had and fun is before the event actually starts. Evlar had the crowd entertained, not just because he was naked but because of his RP associated with it.



As far as the toss itself Lady Tessa pointed out to all that boats were placed so when the killing started all corpses could be accessed. It worked rather well.





HAPPY ANNIVERSARY GOF





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Night of the Dead
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Posted on Saturday, October 24, 2009, 11:40 AM EDT by Nh'bdy (Atlantic)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<

Night of the Dead




A chilly autumn wind roared through the Moonglow Cemetery extinguishing my small lantern. At the aged iron gates I saw a solitary guard approaching. I knew I had been seen.

“I swear to you I am not a grave robber. I need help!” I blurted out awkwardly. The guard said nothing in reply. I knew why I would not be believed. My clothes were filthy with graveyard dust and I had a shovel in my hand. The silence of the guard did nothing to reassure me as he drew his blade.

“You’ve got to believe me sir, the undead are down there, hundreds of them. They are building a tunnel. Remember the ships! They are coming, can’t you hear them digging?”

The guard said nothing but he watched me silently through the slits of his plate helmet. He shambled closer and I could see that his hands were thick with decay; the fingers had rotted down to the bone. I turned to run but there were more approaching, I was surrounded.

Note:

The event will start on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 8:00 PM EST. Search the island of Moonglow for clues and an entry into the tunnels. The entry way will be near where you find clues indicating recent undead activity. Certain individuals such as Inu and Selicus may also have clues. Please note that you cannot get into the tunnels until the event starts. The Night of the Dead event will continue on Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 8:30 PM EST.

Submitted by EM Eris

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Little Bo Beep Kills Her Sheep at Yew-Wood Forest Theatre
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Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009, 8:04 PM EDT by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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The Great Lakes Roleplay Community and the Yew-Wood Forest Theatre gave an eve of spooktacular fun not to be forgotten soon!



The stage was set perfectly for the event, spider webs and all.
Willa of the Yew-Wood, Hellga the Hag, Ra'Dian Fl'gith and Martyna Z'muir seemed to be running the show and what a show it was.

It was a small group of contestants but the ones attending truly got into the mood of the season. A Q&A started the evening with much gold had by the guests with the correct answers. Neptune of DC* seemed to get every other question correct. He is a smart one he is I tell ya.



During the entire Q&A a very small creepy goblin annoyed the crowd, drooling on people, touching them with its slimy fingers and trying to borrow ( steal ). He/she/it even chewed on Little Bo Peeps sheep! If that was not bad enough a HUGE spider appeared at one point biting the hosts and guests. Spider bites can be very angry.



Brews were boiled, pots over flowed and sweet treats were given to the partons but all seated were waiting for the costume contest to begin. Looking around at the contestants was a true freak show.

It was not easy for the judges. All were asked to come center stage and the real role playing began...and what a show it was.

The runner up was Dalonel. Green, mean and only a face a mother could love.



Third runner up was Lady Satura as Little Bo Peep. She made a huge impact on the judges as she slaughtered her sheep on stage. Blood was everywhere and the crowd cheered for joy! A sick bunch indeed.





Second runner up was my good friend and smart guy Neptune as a savage.



The winner was Lady Lindera as the infamous cauldron stirring witch.
A little side note is that both Lady Lindera and Lady Satura are in the -Y- Guild and that Satura's tailor actually made the outfit for Lindera. Lindera just added the green jewerly and pot to stir...and boy did she stir the pot!


Lady Lindera as witch


After the contest everyone moved to the rooftop but many guests were stunned and stopped at the showcased shoe collection on the way up.
More games, refreshments and great conversation met the guests on the roof. What a way to end an evening.





I must confess....my favorite costume was a pickle. Not so much as the outfit itself but the idea and the way it looked in the realm, not the paperdoll.



Thank you to all that put time and effort into this event. Hopefully there will be a Christmas/winter one at the theatre.








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Shinobi Marries Some Naughty Broad
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Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009, 6:40 PM EDT by Nh'bdy (Atlantic)
>>> Felucca Facet News <<<

The dying shard of Felucca bore witness to the most joyous occasion of matrimony on this day. Beset with killing, imps, chatter, and preemptive infidelity. The reporter was asked multiple times to ensure the public that this was [b]BY NO MEANS[b] done for items, assuring me that such a claim would be without reason and completely not at all true in the least bit. The bride went on to reassure me that if this wedding were an ocean that the rings would be as insignificant as a grain of sand annoyingly stuck in the eye lid of the smallest fish. After alerting her that not all fish have eye lids she attempted to stab me and lept a rail, fleeing into the night.

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[EM Event] Dead Souls
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Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009, 4:19 PM EDT by Mapper (Europa)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<WHEN? Sunday 25th at 7:45pm UK Time (8:45pm CEST)
WHERE? Trinsic Moongate, Trammel

Gather ye all to see if the Exorcism of Mericles' Soul has worked completely and he is a changed man or if it has just aggravated him and made him come looking for revenge!

Be prepared for all eventualities!

From EM Website
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Going with a swing
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Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009, 1:21 PM EDT by Petra Fyde (CommunityNews)


Ultima Online Stratics Weekly Announcement:



This week brings an update long awaited


  • With many thanks to Xena Dragon we're able to bring you weapon information with updated swing speed formula. Weapon speed figures on all weapons in the item catalogue have been updated to correspond with this change.

  • Also Stonecrafting is updated with SA content


Again my thanks to people who have contacted me during the week in threads or pms with various small corrections or items of information. I appreciated your input.


If you would like to submit a contribution please send it to [email protected], [email protected], or send a pm to me, Petra Fyde. Alternatively, if you feel you'd like to join the Stratics team as a content editor, I'll be interested to hear from you.

Talk to me!
I'm listening!

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Halloween Story Contest, Thursday, October 29
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Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009, 7:06 AM EDT by Sara of Baja (Catskills)

 

from EM Kasaven and Cern’s Catskills Events Page

Halloween Story Contest 10/29
by EMCernunnos

The Storytelling Contest Returns on Thursday 10/29!

For the month of October, we return to thoughts of scary tales and mysterious hauntings. Come sit down by the campfire next to the Catskills Reward Hall (accessible through the vortex next to the West Britain Counselor’s Hall in Trammel) on Thursday 10/29 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time. Tell a tale or just come to listen, but be ready for a spooky time!

Rules:
Stories must be your own work.
One story per person.
Five minute time limit per tale (seriously).
Stories and language is PG-13.
Stories will be judged on their quality, presentation, and scariness.
Participants may submit their tales in written form to be added to the Reward Hall library.

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Tavern Harvest Party, Sunday, October 25
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Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009, 6:57 AM EDT by Sara of Baja (Catskills)

 

from EM Kasaven and Cern’s Catskills Events Page

 

Tavern Harvest Party 10/25
by EMCernunnos

 Marsh Hall Harvest Party

 The new proprietor of The Marsh Hall in Vesper (Felucca) wishes to cordially invite all of Catskills for a grand-reopening party! Come taste the brew-master’s special harvest ale and enjoy the festivities.

The party will take place at the Marsh Hall Tavern in Vesper Felucca, on Sunday 10/25 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time.

Please note: the event will take place in Felucca, so please dress yourselves accordingly!

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Writing Contest Deadline Extended
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Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009, 12:04 AM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<Writing Contest Deadline Extended
By EMSeppo

Since, we received zero submissions (tsk! tsk! tsk!), the deadline is being extended to Friday, October 30th. If there are zero submissions again, I will steal Christmas on Baja *growls*

Related Thread: Recovering Stolen Wisdom - Writing Contest
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From the Quill of EM Dudley!
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Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009, 7:58 PM EDT by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)
From the Quill of EM Dudley: 

      

The Festival of the Harvest Moon kickoff is 6 pm ET at the Skara Brae community center. 


EM hosted events to include:

Saturday, 7-8 PM, second round of the garden contest for those who missed it.  You must bring your own plants and decorations.  Only items that are able to be dropped are permissible, i.e. no deeded/custom house design items.  Entrants will have a 10x10 area to design your garden.  You have one hour to do so.  Location: Hall of Victory, Malas (Use the teleporter at the Counselor's Hall in Britain)

Saturday, 9-10 PM, Bobbing for apples.  Entrant who can eat the most apples will have their gastric prowess forever remembered in history. Location: Luna Fairgrounds

Sunday, 8 PM, Costume Contest.  Dress up for Halloween!  Categories include best solo costume and best couples costume. Location: Luna Fairgrounds

Sunday, 10 PM, Story telling contest.  Entrants will receive 5 minutes to tell a story! Location: Luna Fairgrounds

There are other events being hosted during the festival as well by third parties.  Gates to every event will be available from the Skara Brae community center.  A full catalog of events will be available at the Skara Brae Community center.  All times are Eastern.  The Hall of Commons meetings will resume next Sunday at the normal time (Have fun at the festival instead!!).  All concerned citizens are encouraged to attend as this is the best way to provide feedback!

Woot party time! :)
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EM Nestor Announces Halloween Events, 27 to 30 October 2009
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Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009, 7:52 PM EDT by Fallon Valor (Atlantic)
ATLANTIC—EM Nestor has announced three upcoming Halloween-focused events, scheduled to take place on 27, 28, and 30 October.

On Tuesday, 27 October, at 7:30 PM EST, Atlantians are invited to attend a “Monstah Bash.” Similarly, on Wednesday, 28 October, at 7:30 PM EST, a second “Monstah Bash” is planned. EM Nestor has indicated that these hunts will not be for the faint of heart. The location of these events is yet to be determined.

On Friday, 30 October, at 8:00 PM EST, Atlantians are invited to a tour of decorated homes. Players are invited to submit their houses for inclusion in the tour. Submissions must be completed by Friday, 30 October, at 12:00 PM. The tour is scheduled to begin at the EM Rewards Hall in Malas (33°19’N, 46°15’W).

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Luna Fairgrounds Winners Announced
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Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009, 7:51 PM EDT by Andrasta (Atlantic)
>>> Malas News <<<
Luna Fairgrounds Winners Announced

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Em Eris and Em Nestor are proud to announce the winner of the Luna Fairgrounds Design Contest; let's hear a round of applause for Buns of Glory! It was very difficult to select a winner because each of the entries was spectacular and unique.

After considerable deliberation it was decided that elements from the other entries will also be included in the completed fairgrounds. AtlanticVlad and Zym Dragon who also submitted designs will also receive a plaque. Below is a picture and description of Buns of Glory's design, please note that the final fairgrounds will include some changes and additions.

Buns of Glory's design

"As you walk outside Luna you come to a long fence that’s filled with fire, this I believe will make people curious to see what has changed. When you first come to the entrance you see two signs one on each side. They shall read Luna Fairgrounds.

When coming into the gate you get two huge flames. As you continue you come upon the Stables, which will be able to not only work as a fully functional stable but also as a new battle chicken lizard fighting pen as you can see there is two sides one for each chicken then when said 3,2,1 GO! The chickens can be told to attack.

I think this will be a terrific addition to the fairgrounds keeping new people and old coming to participate. If you choose to go the other direction you come to a nice fountain and places to sit with flowers and an overall wonderful spot to sit down and chat with friends. After that you continue up the road you can either go to the stage where you can play instruments or you can act out plays for friends, sing or do anything entertaining.

You can go to the card tent to play all sorts of games and drink! Friends can relax with playing chess, checkers any game that they like the most. As you go up the road you come to an archery tent, you can practice your long shot or your short shot with lots of arrows available but be careful not to shoot the arrows over the Luna walls or the guards will come!

As you continue up the road you see a beautiful pond where you can not only sit and enjoy the beauty as you talk with friends or tell stories of what you have kill! Have nothing to talk about? Perfect! Go down the road to the fish shack and pick up a pole and go fishing in the pond!

I've heard the best place to fish is off the bridge but you didn't hear it from me! If you get tired and it's too late to depart to your next hunt or location you can stay in the camp next to the fishing shack. There are sleeping bags for you, food and my favorite booze!

Tell campfire stories with your friends and have a wonderful time! I think that my design will offer multiple fun things to do! The tents should have roofs, however I wanted to show you what was in them. My park can be used for guild events, Role-playing events, EM event's whatever is needed it will be useful!"


Submitted by EM Eris


Congratulations to our Winner, Buns of Glory & our Runner-Ups, Zym Dragon and Vladimir!
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Ye Grand OL Chicken Shack Arena...Get Your Eggs Now !
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Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009, 10:06 AM EDT by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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Ye Grand OL Chicken Shack Arena ~


Ginseng, a very active player on Great Lakes, has been spending less time on the water and more on land. It has been all about eggs and chickens for Ginseng since the last expansion.



The birth of the Ye Grand OL Chicken Shack Arena is upon us. Ginseng has put a lot of time and thought into the design of this plot with poultry and eggs in mind. For weeks runes are everyone on the ground to this location and if for some odd reason you cannot find one the cords are 60o 28'S, 38o 19'E.

On the subject of time... Ginseng has spent many hours tending her eggs so that there are many for sale and yes Ye Grand OL Chicken Shack Arena is the place to purchase them.

Since the expansion I too have been hatching eggs. With over a hundred eggs hatched only one has been a fighter so far. She is plain green and I have called her Mean Green as her stats as a newborn are fierce.



Ginseng sells these time consuming fighter eggs for one million unless they are special colors such as pink shadow, sigil, ice colors or two toned. I was gifted with a two toned egg by the generous Ginseng so now I have two fighters to train. *claps*

Not only will there be future fights at this location aside from the brisk egg business but the place is filled with helpful books. I have copied one for our readers but I suggest you make a visit and read all the books.























So get your egg and chicken on and see you at the fights!

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Squeak, Roar and Hiss
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Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009, 5:01 AM EDT by DevilsOwn (LegendsAOL)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<

EM Helios hosted a raucous round of Mage Poker at the Jhelom pens tonight, thoughtfully laying down a thick layer of hay beforehand. Mages from all corners of Legends attended to show off their summoning talents, and the result was nothing short of bedlam!



After five rounds we had our finalists. Tarzan, Damia, Sunlaira, Dr Moreau and Faith gathered around for the last draw. EM Helios hesitated a moment and then called out the final hand.... three slimes! The five pushed and struggled, arms flying and beasts bellowing. At last Faith produced the winning hand.


Congratulations Faith!

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Bag Art Contest! -Deadline: 10/30/09
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Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 3:14 PM EDT by Stupid Miner (LakeSuperior)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<We are looking for the most creative people in UO to create a piece of art that will be displayed in the rewards hall. There will only be a top winner. To have a chance at winning please create an original piece of bag art and then take a screen shot of it. Crop the image to only show the bag, and the art within, and send it in an E-mail to: [email protected] and [email protected] At the end of the month we will select a winner and it will then be locked down in the rewards hall and an honourable mention will be placed to dignify the winner.

For those who do not know what “bag art” is, it is taking different items from within the game and placing them inside a backpack or a bag to create an image, symbol or scene. An extremely simple version of bag art is using gold and silver coins to make symbols or words. However a more advanced would be having grey, blue and yellow cloth with rocks and other items to create a sun rise/set.

There is no theme for this event let your imagination run wild. You may enter as many pieces of art as you wish. The Dead-Line is Friday October 30th. We look forward to seeing all the entries and may your best be done.
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PvP Free-For-All 10/24/09 8 CST
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Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 3:13 PM EDT by Stupid Miner (LakeSuperior)
>>> Felucca Facet News <<<We will be holding a PvP competition Saturday October 24 at 8pm CST.

It will be a team free-for-all. Teams of 3 will fight it out until only 1 team remains.

NO PETS OR SUMMONS will be allowed in the fight. This is due to the confined nature of the fighting area.

No mounts, flying, or mount-speed animal forms are allowed.

Other than that, anything goes. This will not be a spectator event. If you are not a registered team, you will not get to see the fight, unfortunately. This is to prevent interference.

Team registration:

Please send an e-mail to [email protected], or simply reply to this posting, with the names, guild, and fighting style of your 3 primary team members, as well as up to 2 backups in the case that one of your primaries is a no-show. A team name is also encouraged, for the winning team will get recognition for their achievement.

A future posting will be made, before the competition, with details on meeting locations and such. Until then, get your teams registered!
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[Report] Finding the Trammel Demons..
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Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 1:08 PM EDT by Mapper (Europa)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<Nathan walked into the Nujelm Theater bang on 8pm and got straight to the point, The plan was to Exorcise the demons from Mericles soul.



A witch named Mizara Khan had agreed to help Nathan by pulling the demons from Mericles body. Each demon was in a separate dungeon in Trammel and contained a book with keyword, and a 'Soul Shard'. We had 30 minutes to search the realm and kill these 7 demons.



I ran to Covetous first and found a black balron named 'Covetous'.



After the battle I discovered a 'Soul Shard' on the corpse and Ash who was also fighting the monster had received a book with the keyword 'REL'.



I moved to Deceit and arrived rather late as the balron for that dungeon had been killed.



After a wait at Nujel'm others started arriving back and so far 4 keywords have been found from the 7 dungeons. (Check the next reply for updated keywords)

Nathan stated we were to return on Sunday where we would continue the quest.

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Guild Registration
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Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 12:26 PM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<Guild Registration
By EMSeppo

We would like to invite all guild leaders to register your guild with us. Pertaining to this, we require following information,

1) Guild Name and Abbreviation.

2) Guild Leader/Representative.

3) Guild Size (approximate active individual players).

4) Guild house (XYZ Coordinates/Facet).

5) Guild Alignment: Good, Evil, or Neutral.

6) Outlook towards Gargoyles: Friendly, Curious, Irked, Hostile.

7) What is prime time for your guild generally?

Please, note that some of this information is what one might consider role playing in nature. However, it is simple enough for any guild, RP/PvP/PvM, to come up with a suitable response. Please put some thought into it and reach a consensus amongst yourself before registering.

Notes:

1) Please use the Feedback Option, if you want the information you supply to remain confidential.

2) If you are not currently in a guild, then you are always welcome to make one up and register.

3) There is no specific registration deadline at this moment. However, as they say, early bird catches the… donut?

4) Pick a guild house if you do not have one already.

5) Question six is rather important and we will appreciate if guilds that pick hostile, act accordingly. This means, for example, that you should not attend any relevant event on a gargoyle that belongs to a guild registered as hostile towards gargoyles. Obviously, we don’t expect you to shun gargoyles completely but merely to play the part when necessary.

6) Questions 5 and 6 are independent. You can have an evil guild that is friendly towards gargoyles or conversely, a good guild that is hostile towards gargoyles.

7) It is always useful if you let us know your guild leader/representative’s alternate character names. This makes it easy to contact you if required. This is merely a suggestion.

Related threads:

1) Keep Britannia Clean! Send The Gargoyles Home!
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Zento Docks Open for Business
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Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 8:05 PM EDT by DevilsOwn (LegendsAOL)
>>> Tokuno Islands News <<<

This evening the newly constructed docks at the southern end of the town of Zento were officially opened by Mayor Kryptman. As the crowd began to gather it was noticed that Lord Bullet has still not found a tailor to repair the (very large, it seems) hole in his pocket! Lady Damia also inquired as to whether the Harbor Master had straightened out the docking rules for ships.





Mayor Kryptman then called for attention and told the story of how the docks came to be....


The story of the docks began three years ago when I opened the Rusty Anchor Pub. One thing that bothered me was that there were no docks and it made no sense. Later on, as Lady Damia and The Mystic Circle and others came along they began to share my same vision, that Zento needed her own docks.

After the invasion from Casca, and the help that Zento and her people gave to the Kingdom, and by request of the Empress to Lady Dawn, we had our wish, but it came at a price. A collection of 1.5 million boards and 1 million ingots were to be donated for it's construction to be made possible. With the tireless efforts of many gatherers and volunteers we had our goal set and attained in one week's time, something that surprised us, and how much Legends as a shard came together.






The Mayor then invited everyone to inspect the docks, pointing out that nets can be tossed from it's planks. As we were enjoying the view and the sea air a cluster of cats appeared on shore, always a prelude to the appearance of EM Tashik. After some playful pushing of people off the dock edge all retired to the Rusty Anchor for a round of celebration ale.





Should you make the journey to Zento take a moment to visit the docks.... and be sure to say hello to the frog!



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A Race Against Time...
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Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 4:57 AM EDT by Nyte Doombringer (Europa)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<Wednesday, 21 October 2009, 20:00 - 21:00
Meeting with Nathan Hawke

Nujelm Theatre - Wednesday Night 8pm UK time - be prepared to think quickly and fight for Sosaria!

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Town Guards Complete Second Recruitment Test
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Posted on Monday, October 19, 2009, 4:53 PM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
>>> Malas News <<<Town Guard Recruits Promoted
By WarderDragon

On Saturday, October 17th, Her Majesty Queen Regnant Dawn of Britannia ordered that a second round of Standard Recruitment Tests (or S.R.Ts) be administered to determine who might be eligable to become a ranking member of the Town Guard Brigade in New Britain. As you may remember, the Town Guards were established by the recently deceased Captain Commander Aino Nystad, who had created the military unit to protect the Capitol and its Citizens from Orcs, Red Caps, Minor Demons, and other outsiders who would threaten Britannian Sovereignty and Peace.

When I arrived, Sir Robert the Ranger was introducing himself to Corporal Brackus and the five recruits who had arrived to take that afternoons evaluation.



He explained that he was chosen to evaluate the Guards, but would be relying on Corporal Brackus' help to administer the test and determine the results. He also expressed his condolences to the recruits for the loss of their Captain Commander.

The Guards then proceeded with their test.





Brackus tested his recruits on a number of practiced drills, including the building of fortifications and the parade march.





Robert then asked to see how they might perform an arrest. With a smirk, Brackus ordered the Town Guards to arrest Recruit Yalp. They quickly disarmed his spellbook, surrounded, and restrained him.





The Bucket Brigade Drill required that the Town Guards race from one end of the arena to the other, in full armor, carrying buckets of water to extinguish a magically conjured flame.





When the drills were complete, Robert announced that they would be visiting the Royal Guard Beastmaster to test themselves on teamwork in actual combat. When they arrived, plenty of taunting was exchanged between the woman (whom Brackus later mistook for a man) and the Recruits.





After defeating two strange green lizards, a diseased ratman, a terethan matriarch, and a bronze dragon, Robert announced that he believed all recruits were ready and that they would all be promoted to the rank of Town Guard.

Congradulations Leithia, Yalp, Calyndrell, Ariane Du Bris, and Alfred for their successful completion of the Recruitment Tests.
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Community Hunt - Week of October 19th
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Posted on Monday, October 19, 2009, 4:10 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.



Lands of the Lich mini-Champ hunt (Stygian Abyss)
Date: Tuesday, October 20th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center, next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Community Peerless Hunt (Mondain's Legacy Required)
Date: Wednesday, October 21st
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center, next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Abyssal Infernal entrance mini-Champ hunt (Stygian Abyss)
Date: Thursday, October 22nd
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center, next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Community Champ Spawn Hunt
Date: Friday, October 23rd
Time: 9:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center, next to the bank
Hosts: Taeara Mi'aken


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


Sabina Nikolai,
High Marshall, Community Hunt Organizer
The Order of the Silver Rose
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Return to Britannia
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Posted on Monday, October 19, 2009, 1:51 AM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

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Return to Britannia


Chrissay Zeeman

17 Oct 2009 13:41:18



We would like to thank everyone who Returned to Britannia through this limited time event. For those of you who wish to stay in Britannia for a little while longer just update your billing information HERE.

If you reactivate your account it will include all of the expansions up to Mondain’s Legacy regardless of what your account was initially registered for. If the Gargyoles of the Stygian Abyss are calling your name, click HERE to purchase the latest expansion.

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FoF: C:/DOS, C:/DOS/RUN, RUN/DOS/RUN
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Posted on Monday, October 19, 2009, 1:46 AM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

Posted to uoherald.com's Five on Friday:


FoF: C:/DOS, C:/DOS/RUN, RUN/DOS/RUN

Chrissay Zeeman


16 Oct 2009 16:34:43


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


I heard a rumor that the 1st year aniversary Soulstones will be discontinued. Please say it isn't so!!! I know that there are craftable soulstones now, but it looks like they are character specific.


We have no intentions of discontinuing the veteran reward full soulstones. Also note that the craftable soulstones are not character specific. The name displayed on the soulstone is that of the character that put the skill on it. But it simply helps you narrow down at a glance which account the soulstone is bound to. It spares you having to swap between accounts and using the stone, hoping you’re on the right one.
-Sakkarah


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Will it ever be possible to return vet rewards and be able to choose somethin else (trade up)


Currently, the only veteran rewards we are allowing to be exchanged are the veteran clothings (and only to be exchanged for one of a different type, but of the same color). There are no plans in the foreseeable future to allow players to trade other types of veteran rewards for new ones.
-Sakkarah


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You posted about the Ethy mount tool being able to use it on any character. But my 5th year character can’t use it. Why is that?


It is currently a bug that only 11th year players are able to use the retouching tool. It is meant to only be claimable by 11th year but usable by everyone. This will be fixed in an upcoming publish.
-Sakkarah


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Theres a bug when redeeding the Codex of Vitrue when will this be fixed? Will those who ended destorying there Codex of Vitrue due to this bug gets there back?


We plan to have this issue resolved in our next full publish later on this month.
-Mesanna



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I have been with the game for over nine yrs now am wondering when the full circle of virtues will be complete, if ever. It is a sad thing to see a new addition to the virtues when, it seems, the virtues have been all but forgotten.


This is on our radar of things to come. At this point we are still in the discussion phase of this so it could be a little while. So stay tuned to the Herald for future announcements.
-Adida


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Everyone liked the elf hat bug, so can you please put it back?


Unfortunately, we are not able to bring back the hat bug. I don’t know about you but when I wear my robe and wizard hat I kind of like to show them off.
-Adida


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Announcements:


We have launched the new rugs at the UO Gamecode store. Click HERE to see them.


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Do you have a question for the developers? You can submit it here.



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New Small Rugs at UO Gamecodes
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Posted on Monday, October 19, 2009, 1:38 AM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

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New Small Rugs at UO Gamecodes


Chrissay Zeeman

16 Oct 2009 10:51:21



We have added four additional small rugs to our collection. These rugs come in plain red, golden, cinnamon, and blue decorative. You can get them at www.uogamecodes.com. They come as a five piece set for $5.00.

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Soulforges
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Posted on Monday, October 19, 2009, 1:32 AM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

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Soulforges


Chrissay Zeeman

14 Oct 2009 11:05:27



These smaller forges are obtained by going to the Primevil Lich champ spawn. They are for decoration only and have NO functionality. There are some merchants that have these for sale at a very high gold value. The item will say “Soulforge” and the seller’s description may say “Portable Soulforge”. We would like to put a buyer beware on this particular item. Below, is an example of this particular issue.


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Community Spotlight
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Posted on Monday, October 19, 2009, 1:26 AM EDT by Avenhar (CommunityNews)

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Community Spotlight

Chrissay Zeeman

16 Oct 2009 13:08:12


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



  • All Shards Player Contest (ends tomorrow)
  • Atlantic
  • Baja
  • Catskills
  • Chesapeake
  • Europa
  • Great Lakes
  • Lake Superior
  • Sonoma
  • Whispering Rose

If you have fan site news, an event for your shard, or a suggestion for next week's Community Spotlight please click here. Please ensure your submissions are before Friday 1PM EST.



You can read more HERE…


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Origin to be Published 61.1
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Posted on Monday, October 19, 2009, 1:22 AM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

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Origin to be Published 61.1


Chrissay Zeeman

14 Oct 2009 10:59:52 EST



  • Adjusted the special move attack on the Slasher Veil, he will now ignore invulnerable people.
  • The two (2) new Veteran Reward mounts will no longer take up 4 control slots
  • The issue with the housing teleporters not recognizing characters on the same account as a homeowner as well as issues with grandfathered house have been resolved.
  • You can once again place addons on top of goza mats.

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O*T's Halloween Net Toss
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Posted on Sunday, October 18, 2009, 2:11 PM EDT by Mapper (Europa)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<After the fantastic O*T Great Naked Ilshenar Race we are holding another event! This event may smell a bit fishy, but you could potentially be walking away with a ghost anchor or sea horse!

This Saturday the 24th of October at 9pm UK Time (10pm CEST) at Buccaneer's Dock, Trammel O*T will be holding the 'Halloween Net Toss'.

Over 50 normal fishing nets and many fabled fishing nets will be tossed into the water, spawning water elementals, deep sea serpents, krakens and the mighty Leviathan!

Location:





Prizes:

Gold
Leather
MIBs
Rope

And potentially:

A Ghost Ship Anchor!
A Seahorse Statuette!
Candelabra of Souls
Captain Quacklebushs Cutlass
Ship Model of the HMS Cape
The Admirals Hearty Rum

So come along and have some fun! Feel free to bring along any nets you may have and chuck them in our closed area.
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[EVENT] Help Sherry the Mouse
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Posted on Sunday, October 18, 2009, 11:44 AM EDT by IanJames (SiegePerilous)
Grey Mullet, has brought word of Sherry's where abouts and it seems a terrible fate has befallen her. While exploring it appears that Sherry crossed the path of the evil Medusa and was petrified. An expedition of Royal Guardsmen will be sent to recover Sherry. Queen Dawn has asked that anyone with information on how to reverse the effects of the Medusa to please give forth that information. A meeting will be forthcoming shortly to discuss and share information on how to reverse this tragedy. The Date of this Meeting will be Tues. October 20th, at 6pm EST, at the Nujel'm Chessboard. Gates will be provided from the West Britain Counselor's Guild Hall.

Rudyard

Apprentice Court Scribe.
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Seeking Solace
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Posted on Sunday, October 18, 2009, 11:33 AM EDT by Cymidei Fier (Baja)
From the Golden Brew Tavern
By EM Seppo

“Grief makes one hour ten”

She waited silently next to him, as he stared blankly at the meticulously carved snow eagle perched on a pedestal that seemed to take an odd shine under the glare of the sun.

“It is nice, Your Majesty,” he finally commented in an awkward manner.

Despite the politeness of his words, she felt the depth of the anger within him. It was then clear to her that, left to his own device, soon he will lash out in a fury blind to the difference between a friend or a foe. She would not vainly attempt to douse it, but she could try to give it a direction and boundaries. So, with a hesitant resolve, she said,

“We know his location now.”

She watched as his hand swiftly reached for the hilt of his sword.

“And, I wish for you to lead our efforts to capture him”.. She pitched her voice with an edge of a royal command as she finished her sentence .. “Alive.”

Just then, somewhere outside the walls, a town guard bellowed out a routine call while doing his rounds – serving a grim reminder of the recent events.
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Trubo Captured In Bloody Exodus Brawl
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Posted on Sunday, October 18, 2009, 10:53 AM EDT by Cymidei Fier (Baja)
The crowd pressed into the throne room eagerly awaiting the arrival of Queen Dawn. Rumors circulated through the throne room about Lord Trubo Saius and the discovery of his hiding place and his involvement in the assassination of Lady Aino Nystad and the killing at Lord Blackthorn’s Castle. After a few moments, Queen Dawn entered the throne room and addressed us all.



“My friends, my fellow warriors I will be brief. Let me first commend and recognize those that aided my agents in their investigation. It is due to your cleverness and determination that we stand here today, ready to strike. Some have questioned me of what is to be done about the ex-disciple Zephera.

For now, stay away. So long as she is content to remain in her corner. Some suggested she still posed some kind of danger. Reports written to me said that Trubo, curse his name, had visited her. I will say again as I have said before.

Should you find and confront Trubo Saius. Bring him alive, if at all possible. For greater things may be at work, and I believe there is still something we may learn. Yes, alive, and coherent. No doubt the whisperings and rumors have made their rounds and I can say, Kullervo Nystad will be leading you to confront Saius.

Despite the death of his only sibling, Kullervo has remained calm and vigilant. In this errand, he has my confidence as I hope he has yours as well. Before I let you go let me say this. In each of you I do not doubt your abilities or your resourcefulness and by the same token, I have no illusion of Trubo Saius as well. I do not underestimate what he may bring against us. So in what you do the sacred virtues must guide you.”


We met Kullervo at the West Britain Bank and many noticed that he was wearing a bright new pair of Air Urlik running shoes. For those of you who don’t know Urlik Fangborn of the Town Guard made Sollerets of Sacrifice the most fashionable shoes in Britannia by wearing them on his official patrols!



Next we set out for the Exodus Dungeon in Ilshenar to confront Trubo Saius in his base. Just outside of the Exodus Dungeon we faced stiff resistance from legions of dangerous Nether Daemons, Upgraded Golems and Modified Clockworks and Slavers.



After a long struggle we were able to drive off Trubo’s minions and gain entry into the Exodus Dungeon. Our fight against Trubo Saius’ army intensified once we were inside and we pressed relentlessly into the final room where Lord Trubo awaited us.



Lord Saius hovered overhead just out of reach as he taunted us with bold words, including a vile comment about Queen Dawn. “Let us raise this land anew! The master‘s memory speaks to me. Serve the master! Serve his memory! Better yet flee for your lives. It's far more satisfying to kill cowards. Such devotion and strength could be of use! Very well if you will not bow…"



In reaction to Lord Trubo’s insults someone in the crowd remarked. “Look who is standing up there out of reach.” We were all ready to engage Trubo and put a stop to his madness. Kullervo and Trubo exchanged a few more taunts and then Trubo descended into the crowd.



For a few moments, it seemed that Trubo was free of the entity that possessed him and acting under his own will. Lord Trubo’s terrible powers left most of us slaughtered on the dungeon floor which was slick with blood. Lord Trubo unleashed volleys of lightning and hurled globes of water at everyone in the room.

I tried to stand at a distance from Lord Trubo and shoot him at a long range but it was to no avail! Soon I was dead and most of the party was dead also. Trubo’s life was slowly ebbing away when Kullervo struck Trubo with a powerful blow and knocked him out cold!



Lady Halo In Reverse reportedly stole Lord Trubo Saius’ old worn robe, when he was knocked out. Trubo was taken back to the Castle’s throne room and Kullervo told us that he would be kept prisoner by the Queen’s sentries. Lord Trubo hissed that “this is not over yet” as he was lead away.
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Luna Trash Can Design Contest
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Posted on Sunday, October 18, 2009, 10:42 AM EDT by Paul Harvey (LakeAustin)
Greetings,
This just in.
Hello!

Lake Austin residents have requested a Trash Can be placed in Luna Bank. I am pleased to say this has been approved by Mesanna. I thought for a fun twist we could have a design contest to determine what our Trash Can should look like. I’ve drawn up the following rules:

1) Entries are to be submitted via email to uoem.dexter at gmail.com with the subject “TRASH CAN”. Multiple entries are allowed but please try to contain them to one email per person.

2) Entry should contain a brief worded description of the trash can. You should explain why you feel your design is suitable. eg: “I chose Luna white for the color as it’s Luna’s trash can”.

3) Entry may contain images, but this is not mandatory; there is no artistic or technical requirement to enter. Please crop any images as small as possible. A useful tool for mocking up a picture is Inside UO. You may also use Classic Client or Enhanced Client to generate your image.

4) Trash Can must be a “portable” type container (not a house add-on deed). It needn’t be a type normally available to players.

5) Hue of the Trash Can must be pre-existing (seen elsewhere in game). If you do not include a picture please name the hue if one exists, eg: “Bloodwood”, “Agapite”, “Paragon Gold”.

6) Please clearly state the name of the character you want credited with the design. There will be a plaque placed above or by the trash can naming you as the donor, eg: “Luna City Trash Can Donated By …”.

These rules may be subject to change, exact wording of the plaque is to be decided, and final winner will be decided by the EM Team. There is no firm closing date as yet, but it will likely be after Hallowe’en.

Have at it and have fun!
-EM Dexter


This has been Paul Harvey,
Good Day

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Meet & Greet with EM Dexter, Oct 22
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Posted on Sunday, October 18, 2009, 10:28 AM EDT by Paul Harvey (LakeAustin)
Greetings,

This just in




There will be a Meet & Greet this Thursday with EM Dexter, beginning 8pm Central at the Counselor’s Guild in Britain. A rune is available in Luna bank.

Come along and discuss EM events, coming global events and local news. Bring your questions & suggestions. Hope to see you there.

- EM Dexter.

This has been Paul Harvey


Good Day!
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Attention Archers! September BSR Results, October Schedule
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Posted on Sunday, October 18, 2009, 10:08 AM EDT by Sara of Baja (Baja)

 

With the August report-eating Cu Sidhe safely fed and stabled, Toni Fierce, GM of Misfits of Society Guild, welcomed 23 archers to September's Best Shot in The Realm.

The BSR is a free archery contest -- A fabled event, held monthly at the Skara Brae Faire Grounds (a historical gathering place for many Baja events), and is sponsored by M!S.

This talented group of 22 archers and one, we think, fencer were competing for the 1-million gold prize, a unique engraved bow, the title of monthly winner and an exclusive seat in the year's end Champion of Champions shoot off.

The 1st round began as usual with 22 archers merely taking practice shots and one person scoring a “12 “ to receive the 50,000 First Out consolation check. When a competitor asked Toni if that was a record, she replied,  “NO! There once was a shooter who shot a 7.”

The 2nd round only found Richard Lionhart falling aside, and 21 competitors moved to Round 3.

The 3rd round, where only 3 perfect bulls eyes will move you closer to the title of monthly winner, found 15 archers left in the hunt and the crowd wondering just who would shoot a robin hood (RH) to score 200 in Round 4 and lay claim to Baja's best archer.

Would it be -- Jonah, 8 bull's-eyes and a RH ? Moo Goo Gai Pan, 9 bull's-eyes? Dirnim, 9 bull's-eyes ? McThugger, 7 bull's-eyes and a rare double RH in Round 3? Or maybe these shooters who already posted RHs in earlier rounds: Chango, Claudia Drussila, Newt Longbow, Cherokee, Lil Debi, llama, Maleki ... or maybe one of the others??

The last round with the crowd cheering, each archer taking his or her time, and all wishing each other “Good Luck” ended with none of the previous odds-on-favorites shooting the event-ending 200 . Who stepped up and won? None other then Sean Brega, this year's 1st double winner! Then it was noticed not only did this repeat winner prove he will surely contend in the season's finale, but he did it with a store bought bow!!

Toni Fierce congratulated all the shooters then presented Sean with his 2nd engraved winner's bow and a million-gold check, which he again donated back to the prize fund.

(Sara's Note: Thank you to Lil Debi for the screenshots, and Toni Fierce and her 'crew' for the score sheet and report as I could not attend the September BSR.)


Everyone is invited to October's Best Shot In The Realm, which will be held on Saturday, October 24th at 8:30pm Pacific (9:30pm Mountain, 10:30pm Central, 11:30pm Eastern). 


2009 BSR Monthly Winners To Date:
February - Lady Kathryn
March - Arlon
April - Zanza
May - Tsukiko
June - Lord Frigin Azim
July - Nikita
August - Lord Sean Brega
September - Lord Sean Brega


September Score Sheet

Jonah [BOH]: 150, 150, 200, 110
Chango [K!T]: 110, 150, 150, 150
Moo Goo Gai Pan: 150, 150, 150, 150
Thanin Quickbeam: 110, 150, 150, 110
Richard Lionhart [DWN]: 70, 70 (out)
Katsumoto [[email protected]]: 150, 110, 70 (out)
Claudia Drusilla [BRPA]: 110, 160, 150, 110
Bucko [BRPA]: 110, 150, 150, 70
Mario: 110, 150, 150, 150
Kitty [ELB]: 70, 110, 150, 110
Sean Brega [TAO]: 70, 150, 150, 200 (winner!)
Bumble Bee [$CF$]: 150, 110, 110 (out)
Uverworld [CTDM]: 70, 110, 70 (out)
Newt Longbow: 110, 200, 150, 110
Dirnim [M!S]: 150, 150, 150, 150
McThugger [M!S]: 150, 150, 250, 150
Poe Poe [M!S]: 150, 110, 110 (out)
Cherokee [M!S]: 200, 110, 150, 110
Lil Debi [M!S]: 150, 160, 200, 150
llama [M!S]: 160, 200, 150, 150
Maleki: 70, 200, 110 (out)
Ahebban [M!S]: 110, 110, 30 (out)
SoulEater [M!S]: 12 (out)

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Best Haunted House on Atlantic
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Posted on Saturday, October 17, 2009, 7:20 PM EDT by Andrasta (Atlantic)
Best Haunted House on Atlantic


Decorate your house for Halloween between now and October 30, 2009 and enter the Best Haunted House Contest!

Email the coordinates to your house to EM Eris or EM Nestor and a description of your entry.

The winner of the contest will win a Golden Pumpkin award with the winner's name on it at the EM Reward Hall.

Runes will be set out to entrant's houses for the duration of the contest. The winner will be announced on Halloween. Good luck!

Submitted by EM Eris
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Memorial for Lady Aino Nystad Erected On The Castle Grounds
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Posted on Saturday, October 17, 2009, 6:48 PM EDT by Sara of Baja (Baja)

 

As I was walking past west Britain Bank today, I noticed the following book on a table:

 

On the castle grounds, I found this:

Off to the side of the flowers at the base of the memorial, there's another book:

* bows head *

 
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Strange Chicken Lizard Hatchling
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Posted on Saturday, October 17, 2009, 4:55 PM EDT by Sara of Baja (Baja)

 

Lady Jocasta sent the following screenshots of Chicken Lizard that had just hatched on Baja:

The new hatchling took on the form of Paroxysmus.

When it changed back to normal form, the Chicken Lizard hatchling was slightly confused. Of course, Jocasta and her friend were greatly confused!

Thank you, Jocasta, for sharing this!

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Feluccan Merchant Suffers as Vesper Guards Remain M.I.A.
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Posted on Saturday, October 17, 2009, 2:53 PM EDT by Fallon Valor (Atlantic)
>>> Felucca Facet News <<<ATLANTIC—The War of Shadows ushered an era of change in Britannia. Shadowlord invaders descended upon numerous townships, creating virtual war zones, most notably in the Felucca facet. Feluccan town guards, unequipped to defend against the Shadowlord armies, abandoned their posts, leaving local populations to fend for themselves until order could be restored. Most town guards returned following the defeat of the Shadowlords, but the Feluccan town of Vesper remains unguarded. As a result, one local business proprietor has seen his sales decline.

While a few long-time residents of Atlantic may remember Frank Bama for his thieving exploits, most know him as the owner and operator of Vesper’s longest-running, Felucca-based mini-mall. Although the establishment’s name has changed over the years, most players know it as the “Potions and More MiniMall” (88°57’N, 113°24’E).

“The current name, which will probably change now that I am thinking of it, is ‘Maverick and Tully Fel Vendor House In Guard Zone,’” said owner Frank Bama, who has been in the business for over a decade. “Maybe I should switch it to ‘Tully’s Risk Your Life for Cheap Goods Shop.’”

Since its foundation sometime prior to the release of The Age of Shadows, the “MiniMall” has been located within the Vesper guard zone. Frank Bama was not the house’s original owner – the establishment, originally called “LLTS Vesper Annex,” was placed prior to house ownership, when houses were claimed by whoever possessed the house key. Since insurance did not exist at the time, Frank Bama managed to steal the key and has owned the plot ever since.

“Never had anything in the house, but it was a nice house I would visit occasionally,” Bama said. “Anyway, long story even longer, the powers that be in Britannia decided to create house ownership, where one account owned the house and could change the front door lock. There were all kinds of rules to decide who had the most legitimate claim to a house. I had about five houses I claimed back then. I put a guildstone in this ‘Vesper Annex’ to increase my claim and my right to the house. I won.”

Soon after he successfully commandeered the “Annex,” Frank Bama stopped thieving and began selling goods at the location. He allowed his other five grandfathered plots lapse and focused his attention on building his new business. For many years, business was booming. The establishment’s location within the guard zone made customers feel safe. The guard zone aside, however, many other aspects made this vendor shop unique.

“Reasonable is an understatement when you compare my prices to [Luna prices],” Bama said. “The only other thing that makes my store different is occasionally you can see a red shopping there. Though, if they cause problems, they get banned for two months or so. Oh, and I can’t resize the house, either, because it is a grandfathered, improperly placed house.”

As long as the house was in the guard zone, blue and red players felt equally safe shopping at the establishment. When the War of Shadow turned Felucca-Vesper into a war zone, however, his business began to decline.

“At first, I couldn’t even recall into runes marked right outside my house,” Bama remembered. “I’d be booted to Jhelom with a system message saying something like, ‘You can’t recall there; you have been moved to safety.’”

None of his customers could recall to the “MiniMall,” either, until Ultima Online (UO) Lead Developer Tim “Draconi” Cotton learned of the problem and came to the rescue of the establishment. Sadly, with the absence of the Vesper town guards, Bama’s business has remained “slow and spotty,” according to Bama. Most players are too afraid to shop in Felucca. Presently, Bama’s primary customer base consists of more experienced players, who stop by the “MiniMall” for a sense of nostalgia.

“Paranoia strikes deep into the hearts of many UO players,” said Bama, “and people are just not willing to risk their lives, or insurance money, or stuff for cheap goods. Saw a guy shopping at my store the other day bare-bottomed. He says my deals are great, but he comes empty and naked with his detect hidden toon.”

Despite Bama’s recent decline in business, he maintains a positive outlook.

“I always liked being the underdog. I like living in Fel,” Bama said. “I will keep up word of mouth advertizing, probably mostly in my guild. Moving to another facet just isn’t my style.”

Bama is planning some adjustments to restore a sense of security to the “MiniMall.”

“I think I am going to set out my Crystal Portal on the first floor and set it so everyone can use it,” Bama said. “Then if someone tries to off you, they have to do it before your toon says, ‘Minoc Mint.’ I already have a little escape portal on the side of my house, which used to be for my red shoppers being attacked by blues, but now can go both ways.”

Frank Bama can usually be found restocking his vendors at the “MiniMall,” adjacent to the Vesper tailor shop, “The Spinning Wheel,” ( 87°53'N, 115°44'E) in Felucca.

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From Luna to Brit, MOA to the -Y- Auction House Great Lakes Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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Posted on Saturday, October 17, 2009, 9:18 AM EDT by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month ~


This year National Breast Cancer Awareness Month celebrates twenty five years and many people on the Great Lakes shard are aware of this.

Last year at this time the Dragon Clan DC* had all of its member wear pink the entire month of October. They even posed in great numbers for screenshots that were featured on Stratics. The guild appears to be less organized this year in this matter though two or three members have been seen about Luna in dusty pink.

Other people and guilds have picked up the ball this year and often I have seen pink robes on the ground in Luna and Brit inspiring people to inquire what and why they are there.




* A Luna Bank supporter *


Though the Brit bank is not as busy as it once was visits have increased with the arcane focus bonus to be had there not to mention people wanting to check out the new bank design.


* Brit Bank supporters *


I popped into the MOA Auction House this past thursday to see what pink I would see and indeed there was some.



On the subject of MOA and auction houses I also checked out the -Y- Guild Auction this week and low and behold a MOA member was a patron dressed in pink showing support, rather sexy support I might add. Melian of MOA has always known how to work an outfit!



MOA was not the only guild represented at the -Y- auction. T8V, TDR, UOD, GOF, FCB, SK, DC*, DYT, W-R, SOB, UBR, B*R, FKD and DOH! all had patrons attending. Even Tecumseh of the popular Tecs Luna Vendor Shop stopped by for a while.

The -Y- Auction has irregular dates but usually runs at least once a month, gates are always provided from major banks. The auction house had a new look and I asked Samantha of -Y- who designed it. She informed me it was a group effort and they have showcased the -Y- Guild colors.



Some truly great items went up on the auction block and some great deals were had by patrons. Melian was not trhe only patron friday night showing support in pink. Bobby McGee was front and center.



For those that would like to learn more about Breast Cancer Awareness I have provided a link below.

http://www.nbcam.org/

Thank you -Y- for all the effort you have put into running friday nights successful auction. I will be back!

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Halloween Party and Archery Contest on October 30th
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Posted on Saturday, October 17, 2009, 9:07 AM EDT by Paul Harvey (LakeAustin)
Greetings,

The pigeons of Rivenmyst are sure busy today. And I am sure glad they only drop notes on me as they fly by. . ..



Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

On October 30th, 2009 there will be an event so big only Rivenmyst Village in the Ter Mur facet on the Lake Austin shard could host it. Well, maybe not that big, but just as much fun!

The Silvermoon Tavern and the (not named yet) house of Alyssa will be hosting two events that will run one after the other.

Silvermoon Tavern will have a Halloween party at 7pm (central time) / 5pm (pacific time)
The (not named yet) house of Alyssa will have an archery contest at 8pm (central time) / 6pm (pacific time)

Directions to Tavern - Take the moongate to the Ter Mur facet, Royal City/Rivenmyst Village moongate. Go south along the road towards the bridge south of the housing area you will see two flag houses follow that little road past them and at the end of it is the Tavern.

Directions to Archery location: Follow the mountains east until you see the house (from the tavern). Or from the Royal City / Rivenmyst Village moongate - take the road east, then turn right on the first road south, then follow straight/down through the intersection until you come to the UnNamed house.

Prize info will be forthcoming.



You can find maps and more information on this event at Rivenmyst Village

This has been Paul Harvey


Good Day!
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Grand re-Opening of the Tokuno Treasure Museum
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Posted on Saturday, October 17, 2009, 8:46 AM EDT by Paul Harvey (LakeAustin)
Greetings,

A courier pigeon just dropped this note from the citizens of Rivenmyst.

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Lady Keira invites you to the grand re-opening of the Tokuno Treasure Museum in Rivenmyst Village in the Ter Mur facet.

When: Saturday, October 24, 2009. 2pm (central) / 12pm (pacific)

Where: Tokuno Treasures Museum at Rivenmyst Village in Ter Mur.

Directions: Head east from the Royal City/Rivenmyst Village moongate along the road. Turn right at the first "T" intersection and head south. Go through the "4-way" intersection and travel south/southeast. The museum is at the end of the road on the right side.
__________________
Lady Keira



You can find maps of Rivenmyst as well as more information on this community at Rivenmyst Village

This has been Paul Harvey


Good Day!
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Getting Crafty
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Posted on Friday, October 16, 2009, 12:20 PM EDT by Petra Fyde (CommunityNews)

Ultima Online Stratics Weekly Announcement:



As Friday arrives again


  • On 25th September we gave you Alchemy Craftables all up to date - and then EA brought in publish 61 - now re-updated.

  • adding to that we now have Blacksmithing also updated to publish 61.
    • All alchemy, glassblowing and blacksmiting items have been added to the Item Database and can therefore be found through the 'Item Catalogue' search box in the left hand menu.

  • Added to the hunter's guide more details of new creatures, from data and images supplied by: Crysta, Dee and Stupid Miner. Thank you!


Thank you also to those people who have contacted me during the week in threads or pms with various small corrections or items of information. I appreciated your input.


If you would like to submit a contribution please send it to [email protected], [email protected], or send a pm to me, Petra Fyde. Alternatively, if you feel you'd like to join the Stratics team as a content editor, I'll be interested to hear from you.

Talk to me!
I'm listening!

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Hunting the Past, Part 2
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Posted on Friday, October 16, 2009, 9:41 AM EDT by Sara of Baja (Baja)

 

from goldenbrewtavern.com

 Hunting the Past, Part 2
Friday, October 16, 2009
By EMPallando

The words are on the lips of every town crier and the whisperings of every citizen, soldier, and rambling drunk that you encounter fill your ears. Though it is finally Yosh the guard that speaks plainly to you:

He lets out a laugh as you question him.

My friend! Have you not heard?” he asks, clapping you on the shoulder.

“The reports confirm the hideout of that snake, Trubo Saius! The Queen has ordered the immediate gathering of all able bodied citizens and soldiers who wish to aid in confronting that beast! Now finally he will be brought to justice!”

Meeting place: Castle British, Trammel
Date and Time: Oct. 17th, 9:15 PM PST

___________________________

Related Link: Hunting the Past

 
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Standard Recruit Test: Round Two
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Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009, 6:18 PM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<Standard Recruit Test: Round Two
By EMSeppo

Description: Standard Recruit Test (S.R.T.) is a test that qualified Town Guard recruits must undertake to to be promoted to the rank of a Town Guard. Recruits are generally tested on their parade skills, ability to follow orders, and group combat skills.

When: Saturday 3 PM PST, October 17

Who: All qualified recruits and already promoted guards

How: Talk to a friendly Town Guard in Britain to find out how to become a recruit

Administered by: Robert the Ranger, appointed by Queen Dawn as temporary captain of the Town Guards, will join Corporal Brackus in overseeing the recruitment test.

S.R.T. Related Links:

Announcement for the First Standard Recruit Test

Results from the First Standard Recruit Test

Screenshots from the Standard Recruit Test

Town Guard Related Links:



Town Guard FAQ

Town Guard Orders
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West Britain Bank Construction Complete!
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Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009, 9:05 AM EDT by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)
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                                                     West Britain Bank Construction Complete!

Alas! Construction has been completed on the realms new West Brit Bank. the contest winning design by our own Gareth is now open and ready for business (Hint Hint). If you havent already seen it, check it out! Congrats to Gareth on the winning design and special thanks to the devs and Lady Mesanna for their efforts.


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Halloween Party!
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Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 10:07 PM EDT by Martyna Zmuir (GreatLakes)

Come one, come all!
To a Festival of Fall!

Trick-or-treaters

The Great Lakes Roleplay Community and the Yew-wood Forest Theatre would like to invite you to an eve of spooktacular fun!

8pm CST Friday, October 23rd
At the Yew-Wood Forest Theatre

(Southeast of the Yew moongate, 71o 58'N 35o 47'W T)

Howling wolfWe'll celebrate the holiday in style with a costume contest, games, trivia and treats. There will be prizes galore! So be prepared for a howling good time.

Map to the Yew-Wood Theatre

Jack'o'lantern

Characters welcome.

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Magician's Tournament, Saturday, October 17
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Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 5:26 PM EDT by Sara of Baja (Catskills)

 

from EM Kasaven and Cern’s Catskills Events Page

Magician’s Tournament – Saturday, October 17th, 7 p.m.
by Kasaven

A tournament will take place to see who, indeed, reigns as the best Magician known to Catskills.

Meet at the Counselor’s Hall in Britain at 7 p.m.

The tournament WILL take place in Felucca, so be sure to insure your items.

Fight will be BEST of THREE – pending number of participants.

RULES – Regular mage duel specifications -

A lantern in one hand, a spell book in the other.

NO : Potions of any sort – Petals of any sort – Forms (lich, wraith, ect) of any sort – Pets or mounts of any sort – Items with charges (invis, ect) – Apples of any sort.

Reagents are the ONLY consumable allowed. Packs must be emptied for inspection. Magery will be the only spell casting, no necromancy or other spell casting skills.

Hit Point Regeneration on Armor is capped at 12.

Suggested Template : 120 Eval – Magery – Med – Resist – Focus – GM Inscribe.

Lantern nullifies wrestling. May the best mage win! Rules subject to change before the 17th.

 
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Announcing the Felucca Field Fight Championship
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Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 9:38 AM EDT by Cear Dallben Dragon (Atlantic)
>>> Felucca Facet News <<<
Announcing the Felucca Field Fight Championship


This Saturday, a new champion and his army will appear to challenge all to an open Felucca field fight. A moongate will appear at 7:00 EST at the Felucca Yew Moongate, Cove Bank and Serpent’s Hold bank in Trammel to the lair of the new champion. Will you take control of the field long enough to slay the Lord of Felucca and claim his crown?
Note: There are no rules of engagement and this event will be held in Felucca.
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Alchemist's Alacrity
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Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 6:34 AM EDT by Shiel (Oceania)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<Join us at (the Barracks) on Wednesday the 14th at 7.30pm to help an old Alchemist. No skill required!

Such was the message Lucy had to offer us..

I waited at the Barracks for people to arrive. While I did a logbook caught my eye and I wondered whether the genie statue was safe. I also wondered who Watchman Calderon was.. and whether he would be available for an interview at some stage.. but that is a reporter's perogative.

Speaking of Interviews.. I should also corner our new Queen or the Gargish one at some stage.. royalty always makes for good interviews.. so it is said. I have officially asked for their comments - we will see how that goes.

Lucy greeted us and talked with us for a short while. She announced that the rewards from the last zoo food event will be placed shortly (after this event hopefully!) I am sorry that I missed that one..but for those involved it was so spoken :)


Tonight, an old Alchemist (slightly eccentric..) needed our help to mix his potions. Lucy gated us to the old Counsellor Guild hall at Serpents Hold, where the three Serpent Statues still stand vigil. The Serpent Temple in Tortoise Lagoon is still accessible too! You will need some passwords however.. I will have to dig those up for you (They are from an old event when Cerulean and Sienna were still around).

Barney the Famed Alchemist stood awaiting us - apologies for the lack of a screenshot of him personally.. it seems he is a little camera shy.
He explained the rules to us. The three contestants stand behind the benches. Then he places a book containing the potion ingredients in the box. Once he says go..



...we run and collect all the ingredients, add them to the pouch and grind the potion loudly! The first one to finish advances to the next round.

The first three contestants were Twinkle and Raven of EOB and Lord Vasagralem. They waited for their cue.. and with a go! they were off to collect the necessary ingredients.



When they were checked, Raven won the first round! The correct brewing for the Trinsic Battle Elixir! It contains no nightshade (Twinkle wanted to poison it!) and also needs ale (which Lord Vasagralem missed).
The other ingredients were:



The second round was for Cook, Illusionry of EOB and Lord Obsequious.
Illusionry was fastest making the Wrath of the Ferret!





Its ingredients were as follows:



The third round.. I got to compete! with Quinua and Smokeless Fire of (GawD).
We made the Charlatan's Blight potion!

Its ingredients were as follows:




Unfortunately, I was too slow.. Quinua advanced to the final from our round.



The three finalists waited nervously while the books were placed..
Raven, Quinua and Illusionry were the three..



The final they made the Zombie something potion!
Its ingredients were..



As they raced to the finish..

Raven finished first! Yet it seems it didn't quite mix right.. he had forgotten an egg and one nightshade..no tan for that Zombie..

Illusionry finished next.. but..



The winner was Quinua! Congratulations to Quinua!!
All present and correct!



After which we were all give Cloaks of Silence as Rewards. One more pic of us all wandering round in them hehe



Thank you Barney for allowing us to assist you!

and thank you kindly for the books so I could display all of the ingredients for the report (Im sorry for publicly announcing it all... but I am a reporter after all..)

The original books will go on display in the Oceanian Event Museum.

Keep an eye on the Pantomime Horse (Rewards Hall) in Malas.. we were told there will be an award there for Quinua.

I met Aeon and Vespera at the Homestead placing the zoo rewards after the event - they told me that only some of the awards have been placed because some of them were incorrectly labeled and needed to be fixed/remade. They say they will have them in place as soon as they can.

One more piece of news.. after receiving several requests for event notification in Luna, they are going to consider doing so. They have not confirmed this.. but hopefully that will happen for the next one :)

To close the report - a few pictures of Miss Echo's lovely winning design at Britain Bank. Well Done, M'Lady - it looks wonderful.







Shiel.
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Welcome to the UO Archive
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Welcome to the UO Archive


Chrissay Zeeman

13 Oct 2009 17:33:15 EST



We have added a new section to the UO Herald called the Archive. We have imported all of the information spread out on UO.com to one central location. This includes all of the BNN articles, past storylines, Player Spotlights, and much much more. To get to this section just click the Archive button to the left or click HERE.

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Anniversary Item Virtue Floor Deed
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Anniversary Item Virtue Floor Deed


Chrissay Zeeman

13 Oct 2009 16:00:19 EST



If you have redeemed this item as a 12th anniversary gift please do not use an axe to re-deed this item. Please, keep an eye out on the Herald for when this issue has been resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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West Britain Bank Renovated
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Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 6:43 PM EDT by Paul Harvey (LakeAustin)
Good evening fellow citizens,

This evening it was brought to my attention something had happened in the almost deserted city of Britain. So I ventured myself over there and to my amazement . . . .WOW! ! There are hitching posts, vines, treasure inside the vault, benches, fruit trees, a forge and anvil, plants and other warmly decor.


I will let the pictures speak for themselves






Will this bring the people back to Britain? Only time will tell. All I know is that this reporter will be spending some more time back in Britain



This has been Paul Harvey . . .


Good Day!


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First Obits of October
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FIRST OF OCTOBER





Aranel Merilwen and Krayzie Bone




blanc De blanc





Breeze



CryptAngel and Karok




DANISE


Daslo


DeBo


Deejaa


Elvar


Fist and Sebastian


Miss Delila of DC


FLOWER


Glavin






Vixen and Palpatine



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Auctions for week of October 12th
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Posted on Monday, October 12, 2009, 5:31 PM EDT by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)
>>> Malas News <<<

The following is the Auction for this week on Lake Superior:

BEC Auction

Date:  Friday, October 16th

Time:  8:00 pm CST

Location:  South Gate of Luna City

Contact:  Lady Tia - ICQ 23944805

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[Story] The Archbishop's Tale
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Posted on Monday, October 12, 2009, 4:12 PM EDT by Mapper (Europa)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<Archbishop Thomas Lord was drenched in sweat. He had been fearing the worse since he had been given the Coronation service to perform. The Church was not about to listen to the insane ramblings of one of its failed brethren about a prophecy and the killings. This was a new dawn and the people needed to see the Queen crowned in public and not hidden away or dealt with in secrecy.

The people had come from across the lands to witness the ceremony and for this, at least, Thomas was happy. Being somewhat short of faith at times he was convinced that the assassins were everywhere and would be only too grateful to stop the service with a single poison-tipped arrow from a balcony... or something like that.

Making his way back to his rooms he felt the presence before he saw it and he had the sense to not turn round and confront it but to run with all his speed. Through a door. He bolted it and continued through the maze of corridors that made up the Royal Castle. He heard the crashing and splintering of wood and steel as the door was broken down and the roar of his killer. He called for the Guards who quickly mobilised and began to lock doors and seal off areas of the castle as Thomas ran through. There was death in the castle that night but Thomas was determined that his secret would not die with him.

Archbishop Thomas Lord decided to travel North to seek shelter and speak of this to his old friend...

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Some time later, and more composed, Thomas sat down opposite his old friend and they spoke for a long time about the past, the present and the future. Thomas knew he was short of time and that there was nowhere left to run. Except perhaps... but for now he decided to sleep rough in the woods and to make better plans when he was able.



The Archbishop speaks to his old friend.

Taken from the EM Website.

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FoF: Pub 61 is Out the Door
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FoF: Pub 61 is Out the Door

Chrissay Zeeman


October 9, 2009


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


The new loyalty system was a great idea; but can we expect to see new loyalty systems for the other lands within the game? Loyalty to Lady Dawn, the Tokuno Empress, and maybe even some of the bad guys would be interesting.


We’ve implemented the loyalty system in such a way that allows us to add more factions in the future. We can also make it so gaining loyalty with one faction causes you to lose loyalty with another. This will make it so players would have to choose one side or the other. We currently don’t have any specific plans to add new factions to the loyalty system. However, we definitely want to take advantage of this system with future content.
-Supreem


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I have seen many new properties on many of the new SA items. Any hint on what they do? For instance . . . What does soul charge do? Please include a list of all of them. Thank you.


Detailed information on these item properties can be found in the master Publish 60 notes that can be found HERE.
-Supreem


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Is the damage to durability that weapons and fishing poles are taking from casting magery or necro spells, multiple points if area effect (And well after casting for fields when a creature passes through), intentional?


It was originally intended for all hand held weapons to have a chance of taking damage every time a player casts a spell or uses a weapon with an AoE. After further review, we have decided to remove this feature. Weapons will also no longer lose durability due to spellcasting or when doing damage with a hit spell or hit aoe.
-Sakkarah


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Ever since SA has come out, weapon and armor durability have been going down at a unusually fast rate, are there any plans to fix this?


We have done a first adjustment pass to durability loss on weapons and armor. There was indeed a bug which caused equippables to take far more damage than we intended. You should see a significant difference as of this publish.
-Sakkarah



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Are you aware mortal strike still does not work with throwing?


Yes. We are currently investigating this issue.
-Sakkarah


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Announcements:


We will be focusing on Anniversary Items and Veteran Rewards in the next Five on Friday. If you have a question for the developers, you can submit it here.




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Anniversary Items and Veteran Rewards
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Anniversary Items and Veteran Rewards


Chrissay Zeeman

09 Oct 2009 17:03:22 EST



Within Publish 61 we added new Veteran Rewards and our 12th Anniversary Items. To read the details of each item please click on more.

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Publish 61 notes
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Publish 61 notes


Chrissay Zeeman

09 Oct 2009 16:36:00 EST



12th year Anniversary items –

Players will have till November 8th to log into the game to receive their gift ticket.

1st year Veteran Reward

To be listed in detail later

11th and 12th year Veteran Rewards

To be listed in detail later

All years Veteran Reward Clothing

Added a box in the Lycaeum (Felucca and Trammel) which allows players to trade their veteran reward clothing for one of a different type but of the same color.

Bug Fixes:


  • Fixed an issue that allowed gloves to show properly on the paperdoll
  • Fixed an issue with Hair Restyling deeds showing Gargoyle Horns in the gump
  • Fixed an issue with Animal form and Bola’s, players would instantly resurrect and have a death shroud and hue.
  • Fixed the issue with Hitching Posts causing the players backpacks to become bugged.
  • Bola’s will now give a criminal action query when used.
  • Reduced Suteks roaming range
  • World Building fixes to lava areas
  • Fixed the issue where horns were dropping as loot
  • The small square basket now requires SA Entitlement
  • Retextured the death shroud
  • Fixed an issue to allow Faction players from triggering a trapped chest to deny giving faction scores and stat loss•Fixed an issue with impassable cave tiles and walls
  • Exploit – Players will no longer be able to use the Bag of Sending on the puzzle boards.
  • Plant clippers will now cut any plant that has the word Decorative in it
  • Crafting Items will no longer bark “I’m in the hack!!!”
  • Players can no longer unravel items after they have been traded
  • Gruesome standards should now be 10 stones
  • Snake Skin Boots and all masks (bear, deer and tribal) are now dyable with staining dyes
  • Gem’s color rotation now has a chance of being blaze.
  • Players can no longer build gargoyle dressers on gargoyle couches
  • Snake charmer flute recipe now requires 3 luminescent fungi instead of 2 blights to craft
  • Players will be able to meditate while wearing Gargoyle Jewelry without imbuing mage armor into it.
  • Fixed an issue with Personal Attendant dupes
  • Special leather bonuses should no longer apply to cloth armor
  • Both facings of glass swords can now be used as ingredients for crushed glass
  • Spinning Wheels should no longer get stuck in use. Players should be able to deed them without any issues.
  • Fixed an issue with Scroll Binders, Alchemy scrolls will no longer be shown as Anatomy scrolls when bound.
  • Removed Trap scrolls placed in binders having a TID error
  • Fixed an issue with players having SA entitled pets in their stables without the entitlement on their accounts
  • Clothing bless deeds can now be used on Gargish Robes
  • Added Gargoyle furniture to the dyable list for furniture dye tubs
  • Players can no longer tame the temporary summoned Raptors
  • Fixed an issue with Vet Reward Statues coming to live when attacked
  • Fixed an issue with Medusa petrifying your pets and the pet losing their original hues.
  • Slasher will no longer use the fear effect on ghosts
  • Giger no longer hates Neville, therefore he can talk by without taking cannon damage.
  • Candle of Love will no longer stack.
  • New gargoyle books have been updated to be included with the inscription skill
  • Fixed an issue with seams in Ruin Walls
  • Mud Puppies and Red Herring deeds should redeed correctly now.
  • Fixed an issue with Navrey spawning in locations players can not reach
  • Gargish furniture will actually be two lock downs. Players will be able to put items on each side. You will only have to lock down/secure one side for both sides to lock/secure
  • Fixed an issue with Guilds dropping their guild leaders. The guild system will now appoint a new leader if the original one is dropped.
  • Niporailem will now switch targets properly if the original target is unavailable
  • Faction guilds can no longer be in an alliance with non faction guilds.
  • Fixed an issue with SA cave entrances blocking caves in legacy.
  • Fixed an exploit where players were getting multiple puzzle boxes. Puzzle boxes will now delete themselves when placed on the floor and someone tries to pick it up.
  • The treasure/sand will no longer be blessed, it will fall to the players corpse
  • Fixed an issue with the wizard hat twitching while sitting
  • Fixed an issue with Fishing poles being destroyed
  • Fixed an issue with players being teleported into the ground at the Primevil Lich champ spawn
  • Fixed an issue with players not being able to buy from Gargoyle Vendors
  • Players will no longer get the “no container” message when trying to get the pet food they do not want.
  • Tasty Treats will no longer stack
  • Fixed an issue with Treasure sand being statics when dropped.
  • Iron Beetle no longer requires taming to control (still needs SA entitlement)
  • Gargoyle Race change tokens are now blessed
  • Fixed an issue with the Experimental Gem in the Puzzle room
  • Fixed an issue with the Abyssal Infernal’s special condemnation attack causing players to become stuck
  • Fixed an issue with the Despise bridge causing Line of Sight issues
  • Casting while holding a weapon will no longer damage the weapon.
  • Damage rate of weapons have been adjusted.
  • Players who log out in the lamp room or trap maze puzzle room, will be teleported to a different location at log in.
  • The 3.0 SoT reward from the trap maze puzzle has temporarily been replaced by a Lucky Coin.

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Gagish Dressers
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Gagish Dressers


Chrissay Zeeman

07 Oct 2009 14:12:12 EST



There is a current issue with Gargish Dressers that will be addressed in the next publish. We anticipate putting out this publish by the end of the week. We ask that players do not place items in these containers until after the publish. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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Database Maintenance
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UO Herald Updates and Changes


Chrissay Zeeman

05 Oct 2009 16:34:25 EST



We will have a small maintenance on our warehouse server. Players may see a short interruption with the following services:



  • Housing
  • Character Transfers
  • Promotional Codes
  • Veteran Rewards


The maintenance period will be between 5:00PM EST to 5:30PM EST.

UPDATE 5:24 PM EST: Everything is back up and running we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.


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Community Spotlight
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Community Spotlight

Chrissay Zeeman

09 Oct 2009 17:18:51 EST


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



  • All Shards Player Contest
  • Atlantic
  • Baja
  • Catskills
  • Chesapeake
  • Europa
  • Great Lakes
  • Lake Superior
  • Sonoma
  • Whispering Rose

If you have fan site news, an event for your shard, or a suggestion for next week's Community Spotlight please click here. Please ensure your submissions are before Friday 1PM EST.



You can read more HERE…



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Publish Delay
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Publish Delay


Chrissay Zeeman

09 Oct 2009 10:41:53 EST



This morning's publish has been delayed to fix an issue with pets that has appeared on Origin. We expect to publish later this afternoon.

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Origin to be Published
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UO Herald Updates and Changes


Chrissay Zeeman

08 Oct 2009 11:46:45 EST



Click on more to read the full publish notes for Origin.

More...

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Client Patch
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Client Patch


Chrissay Zeeman

08 Oct 2009 11:05:13 EST



Classic Client Version 4.0.1.1

Enhanced Client Version 7.0.1.1



  • When over head chat is turned off, regular speech from a GM was not displaying over the GM’s head.
  • New non template gargoyles will not see a selection to start in Britain even through they were starting in TerMur.
  • Fixed an issue with the Classic client using the EquipLastWeapon when switching from a conventional weapon to a throwing weapon
  • SOS gump had textual errors in the co-ordinate text


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In the Hot Seat : Pan Arcane
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Posted on Sunday, October 11, 2009, 5:15 PM EDT by Paul Harvey (LakeAustin)

1. How old are you?

I am twenty three years old.

2. How long have you played UO?

I have played Ultima Online since June 13, 1998. I turned twelve three weeks later.

3. How long have you been on L.A. ?

I arrived on the very first day, September 18, 2002.

4. Many of us know but for those who don't, what is your preferred play style? template?

I have no play style or template preferences. I can adapt to any style and any template. I consider myself to be a complete player.

5. Some would say you are controversial, do you see yourself that way?

No, I do not have any self doubt. I see myself as honest, non-confrontational person. I speak my mind and give others the opportunity to speak theirs. At the end of the day, actions in the game are what count and not what is spoken of the game. I will always take a verbal stand for my actions.

6. Tell us a little about whats going on now with Pan Arcane and your "retirement" from PvP.

Following my return from a nearly five-year hiatus we regained distinction in Lake Austin's PvP community ultimately as the elite class. It got to the point where large guilds were setting their alarm clocks to server up just to "sneak" champion spawns under our radar, or ceasing to exist completely. Needless to say the PvP atmosphere had become a little stale and unsatisfying. We decided to set our focus on all different aspects of the game, also providing the time necessary to recharge what is left in the tank. If we regain the missing passion you can expect to see us PvP one day again.

The Trammel based style of play is one that I have always excelled at, but never took the time out to enjoy in such great depth as I did in the earlier years of UO. We established a movement - or call it a challenge if you will to revive the community on Lake Austin and encourage other players to start working toward the same. Already you are seeing the results, sporadically. People are coming out to play more. I think as things progress Lake Austin will become one of the premier communities in Ultima Online again. I already have a lot of things on my plate looking forward the future.



7. King Pan Arcane? A self declaration? And what weight does this carry? Expectations? What will you do as king?

This bit initially started while lovely Dawn was giving a speech about the death of King Casca. My reaction was, "What King Casca?" My words to Dawn were precisely that. The Lake Austin community doesn't need a storyline, or a non-player King. They want the real deal. My notion to Dawn was that any King or Queen will first need to dethrone me, something that so-called "King" Casca could never do.

It progressed as a reputation more recently after the Stygian Abyss expansion when somebody had asked me to join the "Rivenmyst" community as I understand it is called, which I initially accepted. Their immediate motion was that they could be "Queen" and I could be "King" - I liked that. A day later it became apparent to me that others involved wanted to one-up my co-existing establishment by calling themselves "the first" (when my house was the first) maybe thinking it would fly past me. I separated my establishment from Rivenmyst and instead as King chose to dub the area "Arcania". Ultimately, I wanted to use this to boast a friendly little Trammel-oriented competition but soon after it turned a bit soggy. I still see good things upcoming for Arcania; Rivenmyst or which ever name you wish to call it.


8. How do you feel about being accused of using 3rd party cheat programs? Do you? What programs do you use if any?

My answer comes to you in the form of a question. How would you feel about being accused of cheating? I like to have other players forget about the third party, and instead focus on the fifth and sixth party. By this point they must understand there are no foul tricks. They are just being outclassed and that is all it is. Pan Arcane don't need no black sheep wall.

9. How many computers/accounts do you use while playing?

1. Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.93GHz; 256MB RAM; ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series.

10. What inspires you these days?

The thought of us 'Arcanes' going out the right away: nobody questioning who we are or what we accomplished. We just want to go out our way, being the best that ever did it 'our way' no matter Trammel or Felucca.

11. Who has been your biggest influence on game play?

Soldevi Arcane otherwise known as the undisputable Multanijean. The prodigy who played UO longer than I, who has experienced as much as I, who I once took under my wing to become the most thunderous Arcane of all time, even greater than me myself. I came back because he was constantly nagging, every day for over a thousand days. As you can see our chemistry in the game never changed.

12. Who has been your greatest nemesis?

The only player that I have conquered time after time after time, who I still regard as a nemesis is Akasha the leader of the Akashic Brotherhood (A|B) the first "big name" guild on LA other than my own. I don't even enjoy bringing up his name but he was too much fun to play against, that I miss. This player was undoubtedly the greatest loser I have ever come to know in my whole history of playing Ultima Online. Seven years later the name 'Akasha' motivates me like the taste of blood to a ferocious furry lion. To this day, I wish the Akashic Brotherhood would reform under his leadership - that he would resume his role as my true nemesis so I could deliver to him another series of proverbial asswhoopings. No other player could pester me or motivate me so much.

13. Who has been your greatest ally?

I am my greatest ally. As a young child somebody once gave me a pencil that read, "You can if you think you can!" I haven't stopped believing in myself since.

14. Tell us a little bit about "ROAD". How many members? When it was formed? why? Any mission statement?

ROAD stands for the Revolution of Arcane Domination. There are two members, Soldevi Arcane and Pan Arcane, that form its core which came together day one of Lake Austin. Artanis Arcane was the third party involved obviously in its creation but he moved on from the game in 2003. We were first known as Oblivious Empire (O:E) and have also gone on to be known as the Arcane Empire (A:E) or Run Off And Recall (ROAR). Lake Austin is where we established and where we will complete the 'Arcane' identity as it ever were.

15. What flavor ice cream is your favorite?

Breyers Heavenly Hash, but which ever flavor you're eating will do fine. Just pass it over.

16. Tell us something about Pan Arcane that we don't know?

There is a person behind the character. I am not all that I play to be. I have explained to others - I do not walk around my profession saying I am the "best employee", nor do I claim to my wife to be the "best husband" as much as that is one day what she deserves. I too have feelings and other social understanding. Pan Arcane is a role - a saga - a legacy that I have started will one day finish. Yes, I will walk away some day with all of the "controversy" that makes this vibrant personality come to life. Pan Arcane is more than my character, but my Picasso gaming personality and one that I am totally addicted to. When I step away from the computer none of the quarrels or qualms exist anymore. I don't even think about the game again until the next time I log in. I separate life from the game and being Pan Arcane is something that I surely missed for those years that I was away, and something that I will miss when it is all said and done. I just hope people do not take all that I do or say to heart, but instead look at the good aspects of challenge & confusion that I bring to their every day gaming life. I am an experienced roleplayer, through and through.

17. Is there anything you would like to see added or changed within the game?

I had a thought about this recently. It is obvious that the game has a shell of its former subscriptions. So, they want to make it exciting for those that stay around? How about make a change that will bring a new, exciting element to player interaction. Open up housing to a house per shard instead of a house per account and change the rules on inactive accounts that hold housing so they'll fall quicker. Let's fill up some of these empty spots with worthwhile housing. I can presently find a keep spot on most of the existing shards, our shard included. So far gone are the days when you had to work for a suit of armor, let alone own a house. I'd love to see people trading housing again.

There is also so much land that they should just change all of the lands to a Felucca ruleset and keep guard zones imposed in town regions. With insurance it does not matter if you die to another player the odd time. I have so much to say on this particular topic that you're going to have to catch me for another interview.


18. Do you feel you are misunderstood?

People derive their own understanding and I respect that. If they take initiative and respect me, they will understand my character in a different light. If you do not respect me, do not expect it in return. I am a personality hard not to like.

19. If they wrote a book about you what would the title be?

Pan Arcane - and the first sentence shall read, "Once upon all time..."

20. You recently declared war on the new village Ryvenmist, define what that means ? Can you really declare war
on a tram village? special tactics involved?


This is not a war. People misinterpreted that from the beginning. This is a trade war. This is a way to promote friendly rivalry between the two establishments - to hopefully promote establishment & vendor growth in the Ter Mur facet. The King is already set in his ways - he shall bring inexpensive goods and prosperity to the table for the people of Arcania and the whole of Lake Austin. Will the Rivenmyst peasantry do the same?

21. Can you share some insight on tactics, Templates, and equipment?

Play a template you decide best suits you. Equipment varies on the character type you play, but hopefully one would gain survival experience before depending on equipment to stay alive. Don't be afraid to try new things, no matter what type of person or what style of player you are. Feelings are not meant to be hurt playing a video game - so enjoy the game as it is intended and all of its aspects. Be selfish. Don't live in fear of failure. Failure in the game to me means, "res up" and try it again! Never give up! I don't know of the word "quit" anymore. Tactical excellence falls under the experience category. Experience is gained by experimenting. Never be afraid to experiment. I'd encourage all to get out and experience all different aspects of the game, and have as much fun as they can.

Any last words or thoughts?

You really think my last words will be the last? I am Pan Arcane, a raging narcissist.
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Community Hunt - Week of October 12th
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Posted on Sunday, October 11, 2009, 3:53 PM 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.


Enslaved Goblin mini-Champ hunt (Stygian Abyss Required)
Date: Tuesday, October 13th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Peerless Hunt (Mondain's Legacy Required)
Date: Wednesday, October 14th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Tomb Of Kings Mini-Champ Hunt (Stygian Abyss Required)
Date: Thursday, October 15th
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, October 16th
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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267th Assembly of the High Council
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Posted on Sunday, October 11, 2009, 3:47 PM EDT by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<267th Assembly of the 7th High Council

Date: Monday, October 12th
Time: 10:00 PM EDT/9:00 PM CDT
Note Location: West Counselor's Guild, Britain, Trammel Facet

Meeting Agenda:

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

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

- Other items to be announced at the meeting.

John Cainbridge
Chancellor of Virtue,
High Council of Britannia


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The Coronation Ceremony
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>>> Trammel Facet News <<<The Coronation of Lady Dawn.
Sunday, 11 October 2009, 20:00

The Coronation will take place in the Throne room at Castle British. Prior to the coronation Lady Dawn will parade from East Side Park
to The Castle. Everybody is invited to meet her there.

http://www.europa.uoem.net/
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[Report] The Great Ilshenar Naked Race
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Posted on Saturday, October 10, 2009, 2:12 PM EDT by Mapper (Europa)
>>> Ilshenar News <<<It was race night, 9pm on the dot, Adam Westwood arrived at the compassion to start the race.



Contestants were ready, The rules told and the sound of 5 million gold resonating in the ears of the runners.



3

2

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GO!



At Check Point 1 of 6 throughout the race Tari Seregon was there bellowing to collect a green ticket.

Gelopy was at Check Point 2 with white tickets. Around the corner, Past the Meer Village was Ivy with red tickets. Further on, Vanessa with yellow tickets. Tari Seregon was then at Check Point 5 with orange tickets and finally El at Check Point 6 with purple tickets.

At the finish line, Adam was ready to see who would appear out the cave first.

Out first was Lord Escaflowne quickly followed by Lenflam both using the 2D client! Shortly after Gargoyal Akatsuki using the SA client burst through the cave! 4th place went to Heimlich using the 2D client!





Results:

Lord Escaflowne (WON: 5 million gold)
Lenflam (WON: 2 million gold)
Akatsuki (WON: 1 million gold)
Heimlich (WON: 500 Magical Residue donated by Flinx)

Everyone who took part got a cake, engraved 'Runner up of O*Ts Ilshenar Race' and a rune to our guild shop!

Thank you all for coming!
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All Hallow's Even, by EM Seppo
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Posted on Saturday, October 10, 2009, 12:57 PM EDT by Sara of Baja (Baja)

 

from goldenbrewtavern.com 

All Hallows’ Even

Saturday, October 10, 2009
By EMSeppo

Look out for a Halloween themed festival this month (or first week of November, sorry!). More details in the coming days. Yes, there will be a House Decoration Contest to boot. So, you may start planning before an official announcement, if you wish.

For anyone wishing to be a friendly ghost at the festivities, please first refer to this thread, especially point 1. It is fairly straight-forward and to the point

 
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Grand Opening: A Blind Man’s Outlet, Luna Location
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Posted on Saturday, October 10, 2009, 11:32 AM EDT by Andrasta (Atlantic)
>>> Malas News <<<
Grand Opening: A Blind Man’s Outlet, Luna Location


ATLANTIC—One of Atlantic’s enduring establishments will soon be returning to the city of Luna. A Blind Man’s Outlet, founded in 2007, is known for its consistent supply of needful goods, available for purchase at affordable prices. The Outlet has sold its wares in several locations over the years, perhaps most notably at the historic Treasure Trove. After a brief period in Zento, the shop is now returning to its original plot in Luna and is scheduled to open on Sunday, 11 October 2009.

In anticipation of the Outlet’s Luna re-opening, I sat down with the Outlet’s proprietor, A Blind Man, a.k.a. Static, to learn more about his establishment.

A Blind Man took a break from UO in late 2008. My first question to him was, “What brought you back?”

“What would my customers DO without ME?” he joked.

Like many former players, A Blind Man found it difficult to forget about UO.

“I would be at work and would think about UO,” he recalled. “I just said, enough is enough. I started back up my account and within 24 hours and [with] help from some VERY good friends, I was able to start ‘The Outlet’ again!”

Although the Outlet has appeared in several different locations, it has managed to garner a loyal customer base. I wanted to know, “What makes the Outlet stand out above the others?”

“Consistency,” said A Blind Man. “Simple as that. EVERY week I have the same items, the same prices, and usually the same location. UO Players demand that – they love finding their goods at a reasonable price.”

Most Atlantians know A Blind Man for his business ventures, but others remember him for his more devious exploits: a few of his adventurers as a professional pickpocket are published on UOThief.com. I asked A Blind Man if he had any plans to return to the shadowed alleyways of Britannia.

“Well, the story is kind of ridiculous. I played with the great Chad Sexington and Tony Emerald on Siege and Atlantic, and I posted a few stories and loved it. But real issues kept me from focusing my attention on it.”

In light of real-life concerns, he was unable to continue with THIEF. Instead, he decided to try his hand as a full-time merchant.

“I jumped ship and developed my personality, ‘A Blind Man,’ who actually has no crafting or merchant ability. I happened to have another great character named ‘Static’ [his merchant], who is the one that makes my UO dream possible.”

Upon his return to UO, A Blind Man acquired a Zento house and resumed business as usual, but when the opportunity arose to purchase his original vendor plot in Luna, he jumped at the chance.

“While I love Treasure Trove and Zento Island, I felt that I was only serving a certain percent of Atlantic Players,” he said. “I felt that Luna having a bad reputation on prices would assist me in the market. I check a lot of other vendors every day to make sure my prices are consistent and are meeting or below market average.”

Luna vendor rentals are in high demand, due to their convenient location. I asked A Blind Man if he planned to rent vendor spots.

“I do and they’re free! Free in Luna? No tax? Nothing? Only a few spots, though. Get them while they last!”

Concluding our interview, I asked A Blind Man if he had any last remarks.

“Simple as this, I love UO. With all of its quirks, ups and downs, player hardships and friendships – with all of its confusing, elaborate tasks and demands of daily attention – I love UO,” he said. “2D/SA/KR/3rd Dawn, whatever you call it, however you package it, market it, you can’t go to any other game and get the same feeling.”

A Blind Man wished to add the following thank-you.

“EA/Mythic Dev Team – While I grind my teeth on certain days because of you guys, I want to thank you guys for standing by us and keeping this great thing, we call UO, alive. You guys don’t get the kudos from players a lot, so if you read this, thank you!”

A Blind Man is a full-time Sherriff’s Deputy and “Closet Nerd.” He has been playing UO since 1999. His vendor shop, A Blind Man’s Outlet, will open in Luna on Sunday.

Directions to the new venture can be found on the Atlantic Forum under the News Post of the same name.

Interview by Syrus of Gahd
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Lunawood Squares
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Posted on Saturday, October 10, 2009, 8:03 AM EDT by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)
>>> Malas News <<<
Whispering Rose Radio
Presents

LUNAWOOD SQUARES

Saturday, October 10th
8:30 pm ET; 5:30 pm PT

On Lake Superior

Anyone can participate!
Players win gold on shard of choice.
1/3 on Seige

Show broadcast live on
www.WRRAD.com
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A Queenly Address
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Posted on Saturday, October 10, 2009, 7:34 AM EDT by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<Britannia’s new ruler, Queen Dawn, wishes to address the citizens of these lands. Her speech will center around reparations to the damage caused by the late tyrant, Casca.

She will be heard in the throne room of Castle Britannia, on Monday at 7pm CST.
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Captain Tobias Rackam
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Posted on Saturday, October 10, 2009, 5:26 AM EDT by Lady Tia (LakeSuperior)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<
Captain Rackam of the Merchant Navy of Vesper wishes to speak to any Britannian who will hear him on the subject of piracy. He will be speaking at the Vesper Customs building (in Trammel) Saturday October 10th, 8:00 p.m. CST

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All Shards Tavern Night A Success
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Posted on Friday, October 9, 2009, 3:53 PM EDT by Merik ONN (Chesapeake)
>>> Tokuno Islands News <<<
Click the image to open in full size.
Iron Bandit Inn (Kijustsu Anei Village)
Tuesday October 06, 2009

Click the image to open in full size.

Those In Attendance:
Goat [TGOG], Ares [OkuB], Dark Morning [OkuB], Fanny Firebotto [BRPA],
Midnight Moon [[email protected]], Tamer Joe [[email protected]], Lin Min May [OkuC],
Pol The Shepherd, Vash The Harper [BRPA], Ado The Theif, Winfield [PAX],
Niva The Savage [T_T], Sinthe [T_T], Winmere [Pax], Greyylene [USN],
Bozydar [TEB], Anya The Gypsy, Grimlar Mithrax, John Duke [Pax],
Arig'lak [Orc], Lord Gareth [OkuC], Saraugug [URUK], Elijah Cross [PxP], Amber Witch

Event Review:
Tuesday night at 9:00pm EST citizens from Baja, Pacific and Europa shard
made their way over to Chesapeake. The All Shards Tavern Night hosted by
Kijustsu Anei Village is a time for everyone to come relax, partake in mini
events, roleplay, exchange ideas and make new connections of communication
with other communities. The hosts of the event Ado the Theif, Niva the
Savage and Lord Gareth have been planning this event for months. On
Tuesday night it all the planning and waiting for launch paid off with a great
turn out from all shards.

Ado the Thief ran a small mini event for the night, "War Stories". Where
people attending were given the opportunity to tell of great battles they
were in or heard of. Below you will find the stories told during the night.
[Some stories were lost from power outage.]

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Told by: Goat
"I came across a disturbingly ugly world with three heads! I charged the wolf as fast as my goat legs would take me I took my war fork and jammed it straight into the eyes of the right head. Thinking this would kill the beast It did not fall! Nearly stop one head from biting the wolf tackled the goat! and started chomping down with the other two heads. But Goats, my friends have a secret weapon. No one.... nobody...nohow ever sees the headbutt coming. Knocking out one of the heads I took a dagger and cut both throats. Finally laying the beast to rest. A victory for all goats!"

Told by: Dark Morning
[Instruments used during the tale]
"Allow me to take the floor and put my bardic skill to the test. I have a tale about an elf that was too hard headed. Took it upon himself to face what all dreaded. This hero ventured into despair fight all on his way to the god stack. He was too cocky to care. Didn't watch his back, let us say he wasn't aware. The elf didn't make it home. Let this remind never fight alone."

Told by: Ado the Theif
"Bout... 4 years ago while I was travelin' th land... I heard quite a bit of battle cries in the distance.. Sounded like a gank t' me... Turned out t' be a battle between two armies. Why they we're fightin ill never know. I waited in the shadows of the houses for quite a while. Till most of em we're dead. Then I went out an started killin' th' remainin' wounded. Then went through all their belongings.. made quite a killin that year.. Had so much loot I could barley move. Ah.. guess thats th' end.."

Told by: Sinthe
"Sinthe battle many Orcs. *Puts down Orc masks around her* Sinthe throw things like this *Throws explosion pot* Many Orcs fall over and hold body parts!
Sinthe grab spear and battle standing Orcs *Puts down bench* Sinthe roll on on ground like this and hit Orcs from behind *Walks onto bench then off* Then Sinthe roll back *Walks onto bench then off* Sinthe kill many Orcs!!! More Orcs come! *Puts down more Orc masks* Sinthe knock them Orcs off feet! Then Sinthe stomp Orcs! *Walks on the Orc masks* *Stomp* *Stomp* *Stomp* Sinthe keep battling Sinthe win! Sinthe kill many Orcs! Orcs afraid of Sinthe!"

Told by: Saraugug
"Befur saraug agh saraugz klan came tu diz plaze wi clompid everythend. Wi climpid snagaz, humiez, ilidsz, sabajez, eberytheng!"

Told by: John Duke
"I would like to tell you all a wonderful tale about being an Orc slave. So, as an Orc slave I get to make thing and sometimes eat. Mostly make things. Not so often eat. One day I made some gloves for one of the orcs. Some of my best work I think. But he lost them Or sold them but he said he lost them. I will never forget those gloves. Thank you."

The Tavern night went over schedule to about 11:00pm EST. The savages
were unable to hold the Savage Sponsored hunt. The hosts and village
received many compliments from everyone attending the event. The village
and hosts would like to thank everyone who attended the event. The All
Shards Tavern Night is held every Tuesday at 9:00pm EST, Kijustsu Anei
Village at the Iron Bandit Inn, Chesapeake shard. For more information,
questions or comment please leave them here. Great event everyone!!!
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Xor's Elite OrX Claim Felucca Cove Orc Fort
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Posted on Friday, October 9, 2009, 1:48 PM EDT by Merik ONN (Chesapeake)
>>> Felucca Facet News <<<
Xor's Elite OrX Claim Felucca Cove Orc Fort
Felucca Cove
Tuesday, October 06, 2009



Tuesday night runes could be found all over the land for the new XOR Orc
fort location. Many came to see what it was all about and were met by
Orcs wielding clubs and maces!! They had successfully taken over the
Felucca Cove Orc fort. Now the Xor clan wanted to show its muscle by
proving the clan was strong enough to hold it.

The Orcs Da'SIiNGur [XOR], King Xor [XOR], Arig'Tak [Orc]
battled different guilds and tribes. The Gank Squad guild and savage
Tonkaweya Tribe were among those battling the Orcs. Xor clan was
victorious in the end and still remain the dominating clan of the Felucca
Cove Orc Fort.The XOR clan can be found at the Felucca Cove Xor Orc Fort
during the evening hours. Days they show up are random.



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All Mapped Out
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Posted on Friday, October 9, 2009, 12:33 PM EDT by Petra Fyde (CommunityNews)

Ultima Online Stratics Weekly Announcement:



Continuing with our update process, while also bringing you information on the newest UO Expansion, this week we have:


  • Updated, The Thief. Thank you, Shinobi, for your contribution.

  • Updated, The item catalogue. with all the imbuing ingredients.

  • Added to the hunter's guide several new images of Stygian Abyss and Ter Mur creatures

  • And finally, we are delighted to tell you that Ter Mur has been added to The Zoomable Map! Thank you Xena Dragon.




If you would like to submit a contribution, as Shinobi has, please send it to [email protected], [email protected], or send a pm to me, Petra Fyde. Alternatively, if you feel you'd like to join the Stratics team as a content editor, I'll be interested to hear from you.
Talk to me!
I'm listening!

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Mage Tower Gets New Establishment Review
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Posted on Friday, October 9, 2009, 10:12 AM EDT by Cymidei Fier (Baja)
Ceno has just completed an extensive review of the Mage Tower which includes a complete tour, information about the Mage Tower guild on Baja and the history and lore of the Mage Tower project across the shards.

Read all about one of Baja's finest establishments here. Do you know of a guild or individual that owns a hot spot on Baja? Want to see more interesting places listed for the Baja Shard? Send in a tip to the UO Baja News Team and we will visit.
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Public/Private Spawns This Weekend
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Posted on Friday, October 9, 2009, 9:50 AM EDT by Cear Dallben Dragon (Atlantic)
>>> Felucca Facet News <<<
Primeval Lich Spawn
Saturday, October 10
5:00PM Eastern*


Meet in Lord British's Castle Throne Room. A gate will be provided to the Underworld and you will be led down into the Stygian Abyss to the Primeval Lich spawn entrance. Make sure you have completed the quest to enter on the character you will be spawning with!

All are invited to this Primeval Lich spawn. HOT will not be killing any blues and attempt to dispatch with disruptive thieves and murderers. HOT/HEAT will be resurrecting and providing supplies to those who die. You can also complete the quest that requires slaying Dream Wraiths which are only found here.


Public Harrower
Saturday, October 10
6:00PM Eastern


Gates provided from Lord British's Castle Throne Room

All are invited to this public Harrower. HOT will not be killing any blues and attempt to dispatch with disruptive thieves and murderers. HOT/HEAT will be resurrecting and providing supplies to those who die.


Private Harrower
Sunday, October 11
5 or 6:00PM Eastern (depending on situation)


At this Harrower we will be killing everyone who attempts to show up. All factions and other enemy guilds are encouraged to attend. Be sure to message former UO players and get them to come. Remember that they can login during the Return to Britannia promotion. I would like to see 100+ people battling it out. If there is a good turn out we may spawn a second later on in the evening.


*General Advice*

- Place all non-essential items in your bank/house
- This includes rarely used insured items so you save money
- Make sure you have enough insurance for at least 10 deaths
- If you get a replica/artifact, be sure to insure it right away
- If you get a good scroll don't announce it, either eat it or get out of there as quickly as possible
- Standing still is how thieves steal your items


- If you are attacked for any reason, focus on healing yourself while others take out the attacker

Courtesy of the HOT Guild
Submitted by JC The Builder
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European Hide & Seek Event Series
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Posted on Friday, October 9, 2009, 5:40 AM EDT by Mapper (Europa)
Just received from Flinx...

Announcement of the European Hide and Seek event series.

Location: All over Sosaria

Time: Every week over three months, weekday may vary

Required: Your knowledge and some good friends

What's this all about?

Just simple. Every week at an evening about 8pm UK Time (9pm CEST) a screenshot will be posted within this thread. All you've to do is to identify the location on the screenshot and move yourself to this spot. Flinx will be waiting there for you and give you one task to fulfill. The fastest three chars will gain 10, 5 and 2 points. At the end of the three month the top ranking chars will get a prize. And probably there will be a small prize some single weeks also.

But all in all it should be for fun. And for the fame ;-)

You can start training right now while riding along the world and memorize all the interesting places. It would also be wise to have a rune to an excellent rune library at hand.

And not to forget the tasks! Some you can fulfill on your own. For others you need the help of other players. So find out now, which players have which capabilities and get a good standing with them, so you can ask a favor in time.

What you don't need:

* Fighting! - At least for tough monsters.
* Gold - Some tasks will cost a bit, but no one will get bankrupt over them.

The first screenshot will be posted on Tuesday the 13th October at 8:15pm UK Time, 9:15pm CEST. Be prepared!
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Report from Skara Brae Trade Meeting on Thursday
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Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2009, 11:35 PM EDT by Mapper (Europa)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<7pm had arrived and in attendance at the meeting in Skara Brae were 21 traders from all over the lands ready to hear what Kingsley had to say.



Kingsley started the meeting a little after 7:15.

Kingsley: "The main objectives of tonight was to get traders to know each other"

"So what I want is for you all to meet each other, and learn that we are all traders here"

A 'Get to know you' session was started, with each trader stating their name and what shops they run.

Half way through, A Revenant wondered in asking for a trader who sold potions, Many hands went up!



Discussion went onto prices briefly, then to events, It was agreed to hold a 'Europa Traders & Crafters Market' at some point in the future.

Lord Ulysess stepped up "If this is truly going to work we are going to need some serious unity and coorperation."

Mession agreed to help setup a private forum for traders to meet and plan future events.

At the end of the meeting runebooks were given out for traders to place their shop runes, Copies will be available at all good rune libraries.

The meeting disbanded at 8:20pm with promise of further discussion regarding the market event.
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A Fracas in the Streets of Britain!
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Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2009, 11:01 PM EDT by Cymidei Fier (Baja)
This report comes from Xanthe the Minter of the West Bank of Britain….

I saw it with my own eyes. A foul creature as if from the spawn of the Abyss itself. Small and feeble in size, but with a tenacious and forceful will, seemingly obsessed with creating havoc and mayhem in the streets. It moved with incredible speed, and those who attempted to engage it in combat were left swinging their weapons foolishly at mere thin air! I heard several citizens and town guards refer to the creature as, “The Yattering”, whatever that may be? Nevertheless, it was unwavering in its relentless assault.

I heard cries of pain from several citizens as The Yattering sunk his sharp jagged teeth into the knees of several unsuspecting passersby. While peaking through the windows of the bank, I witnessed a young boy who complained about his fruit market stand being upturned. I heard screeching coming from an elf’s tamed battle chickens as The Yattering darted this way, and then that way, confusing his pursuers at every turn.

A short time later, I even heard cries inside the bank itself when The Yattering burst through the doors, tripping Gargan and toppling him over a nearby chair sending him sprawling. The Yattering continued knocking over tables and throwing deposit ledgers and important documents everywhere, even tearing some to shreds!

Next, it savagely pulled a beautiful painting down from the wall, smashing it over someone’ head, all the while emitting a chilling scream, hissing with overt venom at anyone, and everything, in its path. Later that evening while visiting the Cat’s Lair tavern for a nightcap and pint of ale, I inquired with Jeremy the Barkeep as to what he knew of the background of The Yattering, if anything at all.

His face contorted into something unpleasant as he groaned noticeably. He explained to me what he recalled from stories previously told by his patrons. “The Yattering is a haunt, or poltergeist, you might even say…

A complete nuisance and pest to the unfortunate people it chooses to target. Be ever wary of The Yattering and its cunning nature”, he spoke with a hardened look upon his face. How The Yattering can be forever banished back into the Abyss, he couldn’t even begin to fathom and quickly steered the conversation in another direction by offering me a second pint of ale, free of charge.
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Journey to the Harrower!
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                                                                     Journey to the Harrower!

           It's not everyday one can enter the realm of perhaps the most ferocious beast this world has to offer. Such was the case last eve as I hastily decided to accept an invite to travel to the lands of Felucca. Gathering my armours I journied to the dungeons depths en route to the star room to meet my guides for the evenings fun, the UhOh guild. Placing the skulls upon the temple the infamous black gate came to life as our group moved into the darkenss appearing somewhere within the great Terathean Keep. Our search for the one and only Harrower had begun. Arriving near the north walls of the second level , we found ourselves face to face with the shards ultimate champion.


                    

            Expecting visitors, UhOh dug in for the long haul as exits were soon manned and fielded with precision as the party engaged the evil being.


                     

              

            The sights and sounds of the nights battle still fresh in my mind, I recall the massive dragons and mages afoot casting furiously into the evil one's direction. Even a newfound Vollem was out for action this eve lending its might along the way.


                               

             Just as the objective and the path to its defeat seemed clear the call rang out of invaders in the corridors to the east. FoA had arrived with minimal forces to attempt to thwart the efforts of UhOh. A giant Colossus was unleashed upon the unsuspecting invaders forcing thier retreat from which they came.


                       

                                   

               Dealing deadly blows UhOh bested the invaders in short work with the battle reaching the home of the Legendary Mephistis. Here I got a death robe of my own!


                                       

                With the invaders quelled the attention soon turned back to the evil ones demise. a long lenghty battle ensued with UhOh eventually slaying the beast.


                          

                

                  

                As always the battle rages on in the lands of Felucca. Thanks to the UhOh Guild for the invite and grand time witnessing the carnage. A hearty well fought to the brigands of FoA for making it interesting. Great night!

                        
          
    
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Ottersrun Taphouse Reopens!
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Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2009, 8:19 PM EDT by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)
                                                                  Ottersrun Taphouse Reopens!

           The player run city of Guardians Gate celebrated the reopening of its trademark establishment last eve as players gathered at the new designed plot just east of Britain to mark the occasion. Ale and gifts were aplenty as patrons toured the establishment and readied themselves for a night of Darts and community fun.


            

           Entrants soon formed brackets as shooting began. Eighteen in all tested thier luck as several great rounds took place with the nights best shots coming from Lady Jazz (RBG) as she was the only particpant to hit the acutal bullseye! With two rounds setting the pace for the nights high score of 70! For her efforts she took home 500k! The nights eventual Championship round resulted in Indian Chief Joe besting the field to win a cool million gold along with the customary event trophy!
    
                       

           Congratulations to Lord Delta Butch, propietor of the Ottersrun Taphouse, and the city of Guardians Gate as the famed Taphouse , who lease saw over 20k visits in its previous location embarks on its second coming.
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House Decorating Contest
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Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2009, 1:30 AM EDT by Lady Mana (NapaValley)
Announcing Napa's First House Design/Decorating Contest!

It's the time of year many of us like to get dressed up in costumes. With this contest your home will be the one that's in costume. So if you've ever wondered what it would be like to live in a cave, orc fort, tree house, ship, aquarium, pyramid, haunted house, etc. Now is your chance!

Post a screen shot along with the house name, owner's name and location in this thread. The last week of October the houses will be judged by you in a poll!

EM's Fiorella and Sangria
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Semi-Naked Brawl!
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Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2009, 1:29 AM EDT by Lady Mana (NapaValley)
OK Napa! You asked for it, you got it! "It" is a version of Last Man Standing with a Sangria twist.

When: This Thursday October 8th, at 6 pm pst
Where: PvP arena. Gates are at the Awards house and at the Fel Jhelom gate.
Rules: Contestants will only be allowed rune and spell books without mods in their packs, nothing else. No clothes, armor, jewelry, etc.

How this will work: Chests will be placed in the pvp ring that have armor, weapons, regents, pots and some useless stuff in them. When the gates to the ring are switched to anyone access, the fun begins. Last one standing is the winner.

If there is a good size crowd, an imp will be added to the ring to add a bit of evilness to the contest.

There will be three rounds, the winner from each round will then duke it out for first, second and third place.
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Return to Britannia - Tours by United We Fight (UWF) Guild
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Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 8:09 PM EDT by Andrasta (Atlantic)
Return to Britannia - Tours by United We Fight (UWF) Guild


Friday, October 9 - Ilshenar Valor/Humility and Tokuno champs. Gates will be provided to the UWF guild house between 8:00 - 8:45 pm EST. The hunt will start at 9:00 pm EST.

Saturday, October 10 - Slasher of the Veils, possibly SA mini-champs. Gates will be provided to the UWF guild house between 8:00 - 8:45 pm EST. The hunt will start at 9:00 pm EST.

Sunday, October 11 - "Around the World Tour of Peerless," to (hopefully) include Shimmer, Travesty, Mel, Grizzle, Paroxy, Medusa, and the Stygian Dragon. Gates will be provided to the UWF guild house between 8:00 - 8:45 pm EST. The hunt will start at 9:00 pm EST. Come early if you'd like to help gather keys.

If you plan to attend any of these events, make sure you have the appropriate quests/expansions. More details can be found on the Stratics Atlantic Board.

Courtesy of UWF Guild
Submitted by Syrus of Gahd
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Trade Meeting in Skara Brae (Thu. Oct 8)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 12:59 PM EDT by Mapper (Europa)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<This Thursday the 8th of October at 7pm UK Time (8pm CEST) you are invited to come along and listen to the first Trade Meeting of Europa at the Skara Brae Community Center (Next to the bank).

Kingsley will be running the meeting and has invited a huge list of Luna, Umbra and Zento shop owners as well as others. If you have not received an invite please do come, Kingsley had limited time and couldn't personally invite you all!

Everyone should bring a rune to their shop to go into a runebook.

Those who have been invited to the meeting include so far are:

* Alcestis – Blue Wolf Traders
* Topplotter – The Dark Moon of Mhir
* Toodles - Heaven and Hell Mall
* Okis – CUK Shop
* Joshua Ravenloft – Dark Tower Mall
* Amantala – Three's A Crowd
* Keenan – Kenean's Vendors
* Mession – Mession's shop
* Hiram – The Lodge
* Thal – Floral and Hardy
* Mapper – O*T Guild Shop
* Jayne – Despise Supplies
* Emily the Bloody – BoD Shop
* Rastilin Nowhere – The Alliance shop
* Salivern Diago - Trader
* Ribboflavin – TIC Shop
* Miss Polly – Polly Bizzare
* Hiemlich – Vendors at Cluk Shop
* Lord Ulysses – RAA Shop

The meeting IS NOT about prices, or setting pricing standards, It's to setup links and build a community within the huge list of traders on Europa, to setup future events and to have a book of shops in Europa.
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Chesapeake Halloween Deco Challenge!
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Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 1:02 AM EDT by Merik ONN (Chesapeake)
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Uo Chesapeake Stratics and Sponsors Proudly Present
Chesapeake Halloween Deco Challenge!



We're challenging everyone on Chesapeake to come up with the Best Design
and Decorations, Best Single Room Decoration and Most Imaginative
Decorations. You can submit your entry from now until October 24, 2009.
The winners will be announced on Tuesday October 27, 2009 at the All
Shards Tavern Night at 9:30pm EST. Prizes are as follows.


22,000,000 gold & New SA Gravestone
Best Overall Design And Decorations

22,000,000 gold & New Grave Dirt
Best Single Room Decoration

22,000,000 gold & New SA Skull
Most Imaginative


More Information
How to submit:
Pictures should be sent to Lord Gareth
by October 24th. You may do this by
private message or email [email protected].
You must have pictures of all your
decorations. Any changes made to it
after the submission will disqualify you.

Submissions:
You may submit to all three but, may only win once.

Please provide the following
House Name:
House Owner:
Directions:
Which category your entering:

Who cannot participate:
Uo Stratics Moderators
Houses not on Chesapeake
Judges

Judges:
WarderDragon (Baja)
Lady Angelica (Chesapeake)
Lord Gareth (Chesapeake)

Contest Sponsors
-Promathia of FoA
-Whispering Rose Radio
-Lox and the UHOH Guild
-Travelers and Explorers of Britian
-SHE Auction House
-KFC Guild and Auction House
-Sami
-Lin Min May's Mall
-Chesapeake Community Cooperation
-Uo Stratics Chesapeake


A major thank you to all of our sponsors above who made these prizes possible. Thank you all so very much!
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Em Hall Of Commons Notes 10/4/09
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Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 9:17 PM EDT by Merik ONN (Chesapeake)
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Hall Of Commons Brit
October 4, 2009

Written by: Niva The Savage and Phoenix


EM Dudley congratulated the Blue Barracudas for winning Captain
Bloodrum's Challenge. The members of that team were Julianna,
NANOC, Yoshi, Merilonna & Chargar.

He also mentioned that he will be away from the realm.
(Dates listed in a previous post)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - There will be a special workshop to start
the planning of the Festival of the Harvest Moon which will begin at 6PM EST

Garden Design contest following at 8pm ET. There will be a gate provided at
the EM Hall in W. Britain. All garden plot sizes will be 10x10.

1. Must bring your own items
(Flowers, Hedges) *Not sure about display items*

2. One winner will be selected by the EMs

Saturday, October 24, 2009 - Festival of the Harvest Moon at 6 PM EST.
No location was given. I have sent an Email to Dudley so once I hear back
I will update everyone.
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Her Path to the Throne
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Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 9:16 PM EDT by Martyna Zmuir (GreatLakes)
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Lady Dawn, Queen of Britannia.Long before the defeat of the Shadowlords deep beneath the Isle of Fire, Lady Dawn was considered a Hero of the Realm. During the struggles against the Juka she helped turn the tide of war and befriend the Meer. Later, she gained even greater fame for striking the killing blow on the traitorous half-machine Lord Blackthorn.

Arson at Dawn's home in Yew.After many years enjoying a happily quiet married life on the outskirts Yew, circumstances forced Dawn to return to public service. The villainous Casca ordered her murder based on the prediction she would lead Britannia against his dark masters. His first attempt in Yew failed, and drew the attention of many toward Dawn - including the benevolent Platinum Dragons.

Lady Dawn is turned to stone at the Jollier Fairgrounds.Fortunately, subsequent attempts on Dawn's life were also failures as Virtuous citizens banded together to defeat Casca's evil schemes. The Resistance quickly focused on Dawn, seeing her as an ideal symbol of what Britannia had lost. During a meeting with the Platinum Dragon called Fayaxion, it was agreed that Dawn would lead the combined forces of Virtue in the escalating war against the Shadowlords.

Shadow Army camp south of Luna.Four major battles were fought against the Shadow Army with Lady Dawn as Commander. The first being the defense of Luna from a grueling week-long siege that threatened to destroy the city. Skara Brae also came under attack during this period, as the Shadowlords attempted to split Britannia's forces. They failed.

Platinum vs Crimson dragons.Later, Lady Dawn led her army to Felucca to aid the Platinums in defeating the malevolent Crimson Dragons who had allied with the Shadowlords. Again the day was won, Virtue having triumphed over evil. The next day, Dawn took the battle directly to the Shadowlords during their attempt to form a new Gem of Immortality. One by one they fell, freeing Sosaria.

Wishing to destroy the Ruby Gem (which would have been transfigured into a new Gem of Immortality) Dawn had a blackrock mallet and chisel fashioned. Unfortunately, the last of the Enforcers managed to steal the tools and go into hiding in the last of Casca's secret prisons.

The Shadowlord's Ruby Gem.

A large group of loyal citizens found the prison located deep underground. Fighting their way through the Enforcers still loyal to the deposed Cascan Regime, they finally located the mallet and chisel on the corpse of Enforcer Xavier. As a bonus, the disgraced Captain of the Royal Guard, Tomas Savos, was located and freed from the inhuman conditions of the hidden prison.

Presented with the mallet and chisel, Lady Dawn chose Blackthorn's Keep as the site for the gem's destruction. As her arm poised to strike the hateful ruby, the traitorous Casca appeared claiming he was bound to the gem. Ignoring the despot as he pled for his pitiful life, Dawn brought the mallet down smashing the last of the Shadowlord's threat to Britannia. Casca fell to the ground lifeless and cheer echoed throughout the Keep.

Corpse of the traitorus Casca, may he forever burn in the Abyss.

After Sherry the Mouse announced that Lady Dawn would be crowned Queen of Britannia due to 'the common consent of her people,' Dawn sent a missive to Queen Zhah of the newly discovered Ter Mur to open diplomatic relations. While plans for a grand coronation ceremony commenced, Queen Dawn stepped up to lead her people into a bright future.

When the two Queens met in the throne room of Castle British, they spoke of common goals for their peoples. To further such cooperation, communication and trade, the Britannian moongate system now has a convenient portal to the gargoyle homeland. May the Kingdom of Britannia and the Kingdom of Ter Mur enjoy a long, rich and rewarding relationship!

Sadly, however, there are those whose unbalanced minds see such a relationship as a dreadful thing. A racist group calling themselves the 'Brotherhood of Valor' seeks to make Britannia human-only, seeing all other sentient races as beneath contempt. (More on them in future articles…)

The Coronation of Lady Dawn is scheduled for this Friday, October 9th, at 8pm under the Central Skies at Castle British. There will be several speeches delivered to commemorate the occasion, as well as a celebratory net toss sponsored by the Fishing Council of Britannia afterwards.

Please attend and pay your respects to our new reigning Queen!




Long Live Queen Dawn!
Long Live Britannia!

Lady Martyna Z'muir, Library of Sosaria

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MIASMA
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Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 8:41 PM EDT by Cear Dallben Dragon (Atlantic)
MIASMA
In her new Role as Queen, Dawn has been reviewing all the papers that were left behind from the evil Casca, of all the documents she has read the worst has to be a book entitled The Miasma Recipe written by Caut ; much of this tome was ruined , most of the pages had turned green; Only the following passages could be read:

This recipe will turn the air a heavy green, and will cause anyone breathing the air to become violently ill; those with lesser constitutions may even die a slow painful death.On the last page is written:Copies of recipe have been hidden in several dungeons. The scrolls the recipe have been written on were treated with acid and if a person attempts to copy the scroll the acid will be transferred by the scribe’s fingers ruining the new parchment.In the margin of the book in Casca’s handwriting, is scribbled “send Echo the guard to get Caut.” Dawn fears that one of Casca’s former guards could find the recipe and cause terror throughout the land. She has asked Avery to lead this investigation to try and determine where the recipe is hidden and to then secure the recipe so that it may be destroyed.Avery was able to find this former guard Echo and after interrogation learned the locations Caut claimed to have hidden the scrolls. Casca had been planning an expedition to recover the recipe, but perished before he had the chance. Avery believes that the recipe scrolls must be recovered soon or they may be recovered by member of Casca’s old guard. Avery requests that the Royal Assemble to assist in the recovery of these recipe scrolls. Avery will lead four expeditions to recover the scrolls please assemble in the festival fields north of the Britain Moongate in trammel at the following dates and times:

Friday October 9th at 3:00 PM EST

Friday October 9th at 8:00 PM EST

Saturday October 10th 8:00 PM EST

Sunday October 11th 10:00 AM EST
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WRR Deal or No Deal on ATLANTIC (Saturday, October 10th)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 8:32 PM EDT by Cear Dallben Dragon (Atlantic)
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Merlock Wins Chicken Lizard Battles!
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Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 4:32 PM EDT by Morpheus Mardox (Chesapeake)
Merlockwinslizardfights                                                    Merlock (DWxC) Wins Chicken Lizard Battles!

       A bit post mordem with this one, my apologies. A fine night it was none the less as EM Vladmiere hosted the nights event as three brave new battle chicken lizard owners were the first on the shard to face off with these immensely popular new little beasts. EM Vladmiere wisks those willing off to a secret cave location for the nights event as in the end it was Lord Merlock of Dragons Watch besting the field to win the nights honors. Congratulations to him along with all who participated. Train those beasts as surely more of these type matches are in the future!


                                                                        
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Recap of meeting with Lady Dawn
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Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 2:01 PM EDT by Nyte Doombringer (Europa)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<Tonight we met at the castle to listen to a decree from Lady Dawn. As she had promised all of Casca's rulings had been overturned.
She released both Ricardo and Lord Avery who Casca had imprisoned. Lord Avery was re-instated to Captain of the Royal Guard.
Lady Hannah will be Lady Dawn's handmaiden.

There have also been appointed 2 ambassadors to the kingdom. They will travel the lands and visit the cities. You will find them at the banks in the different cities. Their names are Roy and Kurt. More info to follow as to when and where.

Finally this Sunday at 8pm the coronation of Lady Dawn will take place followed by a reception. More info on this to follow as well during the week.
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Brit Bank Has A New Look !
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Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 1:15 PM EDT by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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Brit Bank Has A New Look !




That is right folks......Brit Bank has had a makeover.
Even the arcane circle is a new color, green! For all those Spellweavers the Brit Bank has been a daily visit to get that extra 6 point focus. Now they can get it in a green way.



The topic on everyones tongues was/is, " How do you like it ?"
Many enjoy the new benches, easy access to the roof and the general greening warm-up of the area. Do I like the new look ? Yes I do like the new look but do I love it?.... No.
I am always for change and happy to see this as I too have a spellweaver, two actually and go to the Brit Bank often, though Luna is my home.
Of course if we were each re-doing the bank area we would each do it differently. The one thing that seems very out of place is the marble fountain just plopped with no transition to it nor around it.


Merry Mo enjoys a rest on one of the benches at the Brit Bank


A perfect setting for a autumn picnic and people watching
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A Day In The Life And Death Of Cear Dallben
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Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 10:15 AM EDT by Cear Dallben Dragon (Atlantic)
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A Day In The Life And Death Of Cear Dallben:
Fellow Sosarian

 

Ultima Online, a persistent world. One with depth and endless possibility.

I woke up yesterday morning. it was 10am. My day off. It was raining outside.
Some would find that to be gloomy or depressing. I found it to be an excellent time
to get some coffee, listen to the rain drop, and immerse myself in to as many aspects
of this world we all live in as I could. Perhaps some crafting of wares, questing,
a trip down memory lane. And what day would be complete in Ultima with out an intense
array of slaying.

Objective one, Crafting. With the help of more civilized gargoyles I have learned to craft
stones that can hold the lore learned from one, and give to another. And Sadly my new friend, Lord Harvey Malstroom, had named his crafter, HS HdfhjSHfal. Which is never acceptable.
To we set off to gather what we needed to craft this magnificent Soul Stone.

To the Prism of Light!
Twas glorious. as we waited outside the exhibit a gate appeared and
an army came before us. and in the name of slaying, it was done.

=

Next Objective, Explore old realms. I thought it would be a good time to go visit Rivendell. And if you have never been there, or know not of what I speak. To go Felucca Britain and head straight up. You will find one of Atlantics Oldest Establishments. I made my way into the Hungry Halfling Tavern. It was empty and in ruins. But that did not stop me from drinking the ale. I left a Mark on the bulletin board and went to sit by the fountain. As I sat there, taking handfuls of water to the mouth I heard a noise. First that of magical relocation then that of hard labor. I went to greet the fellow Sosarian and perhaps invite him in for an ale. But as I approached the man he seemed to stand there lifeless, like a damned soul forced to repeat the same action for all eternity. Assuming he was one of Minax's resource gathering automatons, I made quick work of him.... No blackrock :(


Shortly after I ran into my friend, Harvey Malstroom who claimed he had beaten to the north, by a section of mountains that resembled the symmetrically cut top half of a bowtie in space......

For giving me such a ridiculous description of where he was killed, I stabbed him in the chest until he died.
Then called in back up to bring this murderer to justice. Cal Hurst[CoM][:8:] and I set off to the north. We combed the land for hours but found no such man. Perhaps he was hiding in the shadows. We were saddened by this, and decided to extend this trip down memory lane. We headed to the Britain Crossroads. This used to be a great hot spot for good old fashioned player vs player combat. So we stopped by to check it out and talk of all the good times here. What, a, coincidence....
A keep had just fallen at the cross roads and it was a raging battle for loot and life. Huzzah! Battle!
Cal Hurst and I were immediately attacked by the dominate guild there, HOT. Cal managed to drag one off into the woods and slay him. I sadly, was slain by a gigantic woman with a lance galloping on a polar bear.
Luckily there was a healer near by and I managed to gather my belongings and hang around for a while and watch the festivities from a safe distance.

Moments later I received a message. It was giant polar bear woman! "Greetings and good fight" I said.
She informed me of something I did not notice. My alchemy talisman had been looted from my body!
I had just bought this yesterday. Leave it to me to run around felucca with insane loot in my pack....
She made the honorable offer to give it back to me in Trinsic. I met her there and gave my thanks. I have GOT to keep a better eye on my things. This kind of action gives a man respect for his adversaries. And adds to the fluctuating system of karma we have in Ultima. Shortly after this I met a man in covetous slashing his way thru the den of harpies. We battled for hours. Valor and skill with every move. But he soon fell. And he left before I could get him on his feet. I noticed that on him were his sleeves. Very nice. I waited from him to return and thanked him for the battle. And I paid it forward, giving him his sleeves and wishing him luck.

The day was growing dark, and the horrors were just beginning to come out of the shadows. There was only one thing left on my list...
SLAY
Nh'bdy and I amassed what forces we could and ventured into the Stygian Abyss.
We did not stop riding until we stood before the home of the Primeval Lich.
We fought for hours. People came and they went. But we stayed. From time to time you could hear the voice of the Lich in your head, taunting you.

We slew his minions and at last, and he was forced to show himself, and back his claims.
He Came,

 and He Went.

What a world we live in. Where friends and enemies can be made every day, battles are won and lost, and anything is possible.

 

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Two Statues Awarded For Sunday Night Taming, October 3
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Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 7:05 AM EDT by Sara of Baja (Baja)

 

Zoo Taming Hour, sponsored by M!S, Sunday, October 3
Recap by Toni Fierce

Starting Points: 11,072,051
Ending Points: 11,342,522
Points Earned: 270, 471

Tamers in Attendance:

Straw Berry
Katrina Cole
Dixie LoneStar
Kat MacBroeden
Toni Fierce
Patches
TamerMaster
Thee Avatar
NILREM
Zoolander
McThug

We rolled for the birdbath and an interactive crane statue. Patches [M!S] rolled the highest and won the birdbath. Dixie LoneStar was the third highest roll (Kat MacBroeden opted out and passed) and won the crane statue.

Rolls were as follows:
Kat 92 (passed)
Patches 93
Straw Berry 44
McThug 6
Tamer 11
Katrina 1
Luna Tic 48
Dixie Lonestar 60

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Zoo Taming Hour, sponsored by M!S
Recap for Sunday, September 27

Starting points 11,194,342
Ending Points: 11,127,426
Points Earned: 244,148

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Sunday Night Taming Hour for the Zoo, sponsored by M!S, is open to all. Meet every Sunday at 8pm Pacific (9pm Mountain, 10pm Central, 11pm Eastern), at the Moonglow Royal Zoo.

_____________________________________________

Sorry I missed last week's taming, and didn't get the recap from the week before posted earlier. I will be gone this week, too.

Great job, tamers! Congratulations to the statue winners.
Sara

 
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Hunting The Past
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Posted on Monday, October 5, 2009, 4:37 PM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<Hunting The Past
By EMPallando

You hurry past the west bank, an urgent errand consuming your thoughts, and almost do not notice the town crier busying himself at the bank door. You are torn for only a moment before your curiosity, and that of a few others, draws you to huddle around the long, smoothly written parchment newly tacked up for the masses.

Hail friends and fellow citizens,

After some deliberation, it is the will of the people and in turn is my will as well, that as Queen, I declare the former Lord Emissary, Trubo Saius, a criminal and fugitive wanted for questioning by the Crown, suspect to the murder of a castle servant and assassination of the late Captain of the Guard, Aino Nystad.

Members of the Royal Protectorate as well as the entirety of the Town Guard will be placed on high alert until further notice, and are ordered to report any sightings, suspicious acitivity, or new information immediately to their superior officer. Citizens venturing outside the cities are advised to report any sightings as well, and to not pursue the fugitive on your own, as he is considered dangerous and possibly deranged.

My friends, please accept all of my assurances that Trubo Saius will be found. Orders are to bring Saius in alive, if possible, for trial and questioning. I humbly ask the same of my allies and enemies outside of the cities to please show the same restraint. Any citizens or soldiers of measurable might that wish to aid in the investigation may speak to Sergeant Raynier of the Royal Guard inside Castle Blackthorn. Should you discover any information, please dispatch a messenger directly to me, Queen Dawn, as soon as possible.


Your eyes finished with the notice, you are hardly able to consider it before you notice a second, though much smaller, parchment tacked next to larger one.

By the highest authority, the now missing former merchant and Trade Councillor Lord Gideon, is wanted by the crown on charges of bribery, extortion, conspiracy, tax evasion, petty theft, theft of a trading vessel, kidnapping, robbery of the local guild (reported by authorities in Vesper), two counts of assault on a Royal Guard, and one possible count of murder against a dock worker.

Citizens are hereby warned that Gideon is a known and accomplished fencer and swindler , and has been sighted in the company of his supporters and several bodyguard. All of his assets have been repossessed and accounts frozen by the Crown until such time as he can be captured. Any citizen with information pertaining to the whereabouts of Gideon or if you have seen him, please inform the authorities as soon as possible.


(This is an ongoing event ending next Monday, Oct. 12th. E-mail your reports to Seppo and myself. Be advised that IF Trubo’s hideout is discovered, the final confrontation will NOT be taking place unless enough players confirm and report the location, or at the very least, their best guesses. Any issues with the event (oracles, etc) should be e-mailed to Seppo and Pallando ASAP)
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Decrees of Lady Dawn
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Posted on Monday, October 5, 2009, 1:04 PM EDT by Nyte Doombringer (Europa)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<Tuesday, 06 October 2009, 20:30

Lady Dawn has some announcements to make. Gather in the throne room of Castle British at 8.30pm.
Location : Throne room of Castle British
http://www.europa.uoem.net/
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FoF:No Wammy No Wammy Big Bux Big Bux
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Posted on Monday, October 5, 2009, 4:31 AM EDT by Avenhar (GeneralNews)

Posted to uoherald.com's Five on Friday:


FoF:No Wammy No Wammy Big Bux Big Bux

Chrissay Zeeman


October 2, 2009


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


Will Morph Ear Rings Ever Work With Gargoyle Items and vice versa? Or A Similar Item for Gargoyles be brought out?


We are not likely to implement Morph Earrings for gargoyle. Elves and Humans have the same type of body and can therefore share the same art assets. The size of the gargoyles prevents them from sharing clothing and armor as they would be too small on their avatar. This is why altering is required. The advantage to gargoyle is the ability to automatically convert elven items into equipment they can wear unlike humans who must wear the earrings. We have however recently noticed that some of the elven equipment cannot be altered as they were intended to and we are investigating the matter.
-Sakkarah


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Please tell me you are going to fix Cleansing Winds spell. It is way over powered. Plus Mysticism allows you to play it without imbuing. All thats needed for all the cool spells is Mysticism/Eval Int.


We are currently in the process of reviewing Mysticism as a whole and the skill combination required to make it most effective. We should be able to provide you with more details in the upcoming weeks.
-Sakkarah


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Is there an undiscovered boss encounter in the Stygian Abyss? I've heard beta testers who said developers stated the players had not discovered everything. If there is, any hints?


There are no undiscovered boss encounters but it is true that you guys haven’t discovered everything yet. And no, I’m not telling :)
-Sakkarah


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Why did you make it so that elf hats show?!


It was a bug that the elf hats weren’t showing. We simply finally got around to address it!
-Sakkarah


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Do the weighting modifiers apply to items when determining their score for unraveling?


Currently, weighting modifiers do not affect unraveling. Split damage is considered to be a 100% intensity property for unraveling purposes. The design team will soon be discussing a potential set of Imbuing updates. We want to improve the UI for better ease-of-use, both for the Imbuing gump and for the unravel bag. We will also look at making the Abyssal Cloth work as a tailoring resource and see if we can find a good solution for imbuing split damage.
-Phoenix


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Why is crafting in 2D 3times faster then in the "enhanced client"?


Crafting speed is set by the server and our own testing shows the speed to be equivalent between the Legacy Client and Enhanced Client. However, we believe it is possible that on some machines or with some video cards, or in some unusual circumstances, UI rendering in the Enhanced Client might be much slower than it should be. Our software engineers are working to find and fix issues such as this.
-Phoenix


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Announcements:


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Community Hunt - Week of October 5th
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Posted on Monday, October 5, 2009, 4:25 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.


Fount of Fortune exploration (Stygian Abyss Required)
Date: Tuesday, October 6th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Peerless Hunt (Mondain's Legacy Required)
Date: Wednesday, October 7th
Time: 8:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

Night Eyes Hunt (Stygian Abyss Required)
Date: Thursday, October 8th
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, October 9th
Time: 9:00PM CST
Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank
Hosts: Taeara Mi'aken



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

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

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Community Spotlight
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Posted on Monday, October 5, 2009, 4:21 AM EDT by Avenhar (CommunityNews)

Posted to uoherald.com

Community Spotlight
Chrissay Zeeman
02 Oct 2009 14:21:03 EST

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

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

You can read more HERE…

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Meet & Greet With EM(s)
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Posted on Sunday, October 4, 2009, 3:20 PM EDT by Mapper (Europa)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<WHEN? Monday 5th October 2009 at 8pm-9pm UK Time (9pm-10pm CEST)
WHERE? Counsellors Hall in Britain, Trammel

To discuss recent events and ongoing story arcs - a pure talking only event so dont expect any action at this please. Come along to share and give ideas on future story arcs.

Taken from EM Website
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Recovering Stolen Wisdom - Writing Contest
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Posted on Sunday, October 4, 2009, 12:06 AM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<Recovering Stolen Wisdom Writing Contest
By EMSeppo

As you might have already heard, sets of books were recovered pertaining to the following topics:
1. Gargish Society
2. Gargish Virtues
3. Gargish Philosophy
4. Gargish Folklore
5. Fiction related to Ter Mur
6. Fiction related to Underworld
7. Fiction related to the Abyss
These books are to be delivered to Lycaeum as a sign of Human-Gargoyle friendship. Now, you are invited to write up to two books on on any of these topics and the chosen books will be made part of the collection. Each book must be no longer than what may fit in two blue books. The deadline for this will be October 13th, 2009.

Notes:

1) All of the books are supposed to have been translated into English already. So, don’t use Gargish. A little bit is okay, here and there! Be creative!

2) Strongly encourage you to write it in notepad or word etc. You can always copy/paste that in the books in game. That way you can send the text to us via contact us link and I can post it on the website for everyone to read.
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Attention Recruits
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Posted on Saturday, October 3, 2009, 8:31 PM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<This notice was posted outside the Town Guard Office in New Britain (Trammel).

Attention: Recruits.

All town guard recruits should report to Corporal Brackus at their earliest convenience. Re: Information regarding practices for the Standard Recruit Test.

- Corporal Brackus
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An Interview With Event Moderator Nestor
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Posted on Saturday, October 3, 2009, 7:04 PM EDT by Nh'bdy (Atlantic)
-The follow conversation transpires in the Star Room-

Nh'bdy : Good evening EM Nestor!
EM Nestor : Good evening.
Nhbdy : I'm glad I could finally track you down, it's a pleasure to be here with you.
EM Nestor : the pleasure is mine
Nh'bdy : A nice location you've selected, before I let the questions fly, anything you'd like to say?
EM Nestor : I look forward to this month
EM Nestor : plenty of fun events
Nh'bdy : A fantastic starting point! Any hints or spoilers you'd like to drop while you have the people's ears? Er..or eyes, as it were.
EM Nestor : Well, there is a holiday this month.
EM Nestor : I would keep the weekend of the 9th clear
EM Nestor : and daylight saving time will soon be here
EM Nestor : something special for daylight saving time
Nh'bdy : What brought you to the EM Program?
EM Nestor : Well I had been playing for many years 11 I think now
EM Nestor : and as a player the game was a bit boring
EM Nestor : but this allows me to do different things
EM Nestor : and add content for others
Nh'bdy : Your content seems to be particularly classy, with the Fire Flies and the Fishing Contest, any paticular goals you'd like to fulfill?
EM Nestor : The main goal is to have events that add fun
EM Nestor : this is entertainment
EM Nestor : I do hope the event I lead lend to lore
Nh'bdy : Speaking of lore, we recently saw a large addition to our realm, any opinions on The Abyss?
EM Nestor : I wasn't very excited at first, but I love it now
EM Nestor : I have upgraded all my accounts
EM Nestor : I think it added a lot of the everyday danger, something we had lost
Nh'bdy : Danger could be considered somewhat lacking with the loss of the Shadow Lords, any plans to resolve this?
EM Nestor : I think the next Global Event Arc should address that.
Nh'bdy : Ooh fantastic!
Nhbdy : You seem concerned and well versed in the lore of the realm, any particular characters you take a shine too?
EM Nestor : I was very glad to see Dawn again
EM Nestor : I so remember getting the comic with the expansion
EM Nestor : was a great story
Nh'bdy smiles
EM Nestor : I have my figure at my desk at work
EM Nestor : Probably why I never get promoted
Nh'bdy : Hah! My Blackthorn looms over my desk
EM Nestor laughs
Nh'bdy : What about virtues? Do you subscribe to the British way of thinking? If so, what virtues do you claim?
EM Nestor : The trouble I have with the virtues is that every seems to be on the same side
EM Nestor : not much fun in that
EM Nestor : We need an under current
Nh'bdy : Ahh! An interesting question that leads me with little rebuttal other than this,
Nh'bdy : Order of Chaos?!
EM Nestor : I like chaos
EM Nestor : Chaos is energy
EM Nestor : Life needs conflict
EM Nestor : Games need conflict
EM Nestor : Event Shoots and Ladders has some danger
Nh'bdy : An enlightening step into an Event Moderator's mind!
Nh'bdy : How has working with your partner Eris been?
EM Nestor : I think we make a great team
EM Nestor : Eris is very solid on the RP side
EM Nestor : that is my weak area
Nh'bdy : It's sometimes confusing to see you switch between Event Moderator and Lore characters.
Nh'bdy : Any characters you've enjoyed playing as of late?
EM Nestor : I had fun the other night
EM Nestor : Got to play a senile man
EM Nestor : The role was not a stretch
Nh'bdy cracks a grin
EM Nestor : It's always fun to play heros
EM Nestor : Dawn and Avery
Nh'bdy : Dawn has certainly come into her own as a character
Em Nestor : Yes she is very strong
Nh'bdy : We also saw the introduction of the gargoyle queen as a character-
EM Nestor : That may cause issues later
Nh'bdy : Ooh!? Care to expound?
EM Nestor : Well, as a queen, the best thing for the kingdom might not always be the most virtuous
EM Nestor : Heroes do not always make the best leaders
Nh'bdy : Sounds like we have not only a full month but a full season ahead of us
Nh'bdy : I only have one question remaining and it is in regards to your lantern.
Nh'bdy : Trapped Fire Flies, a light source with a tale or a snazzy little hand filler?
EM Nestor : When I was young, 6-7, I would catch fireflies in a jar. I was thinking of that when I made the item.
Nh'bdy : A heartwarming and humanizing moment to close on, unless you have anything else to add?
EM Nestor : Thank you so much for all that you do.
EM Nestor : The Reporting is Top Notch
Nh'bdy : I simply do my best to follow the Event Moderators.
Nh'bdy : Thank you for the interview!

After a gracious moongate back to the safety of Britain, Nestor promptly exploded into fire and disappeared.

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Gravewater Shores/UG.K Memorial Bookcase
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Posted on Friday, October 2, 2009, 10:05 PM EDT by WarderDragon (Baja)
>>> Malas News <<< A new section was added this evening to the Dawn Royal Library and Outpost in Malas: The Gravewater Shores/UG.K Memorial Bookcase.



The Underground Knights [UG.K] is a community-oriented guild, whose player-run city, Gravewater Shores, once took up the entire western coastline of Gravewater Lake. It was a massive city, rivaling even the Kingdom of Dawn and New Grimswind in size and scope. Buildings from the original town can still be found dotting the coastline.

The Memorial Bookcase is made up of books and items that were discovered in a crumbling building by Sara [SI]. They were eventually passed on to Grand Duchess Wildstar [DWN], who chose to put these pieces on display in memorial of the player-run town and its inhabitants.

The Dawn Library and Outpost can be found on the western road just outside of the City of Umbra. It is the first building west of Lord & Lady Courages Museum. Go take a look.
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Of Carpets and Mirrors
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Posted on Friday, October 2, 2009, 12:10 PM EDT by Petra Fyde (CommunityNews)
Title: Of Carpets & Mirrors!

Ultima Online Stratics Weekly Announcement:



This week we have for your inspection


  • For those cold stone castle floors, Custom Carpets. With thanks to kittykat

  • Updated, Glassblowing. Including the mirrors in the title - all these items also added to the item catalogue database

  • Added to the hunter's guide at least a partial entry for all creatures listed in the Publish 60 notes, and a few that weren't. Some are lacking in detail, we'll fill those in as quickly as we can.
  • Added to the Cities and Towns listing not only the Royal City, but also Zento, long neglected and forgotten. This update includes an annotated map for Zento and an atlas entry and annotated map for Royal City


If you can help please send any information or submissions to [email protected], [email protected], or send a pm to me, Petra Fyde. Alternatively, if you feel you'd like to join the Stratics team as a content editor, I'll be interested to hear from you.
Talk to me!
I'm listening!

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Their Second Act
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Posted on Friday, October 2, 2009, 10:57 AM EDT by Cear Dallben Dragon (Atlantic)
>>> Malas News <<< New Page 1

Gargoyles: Their Second Act
MURDER


Only days after the queens formal introduction and presence of peace,
the gargoyle race immerged further in our lands.
Still, who could see peace from a race so resembling of demons.
Certainly not the people of the Moon Tavern.
It was swift, if was death from above. The Winged Ones came from the sky and perched themselves
on the street lights. They singled out one target. the first they saw. It was the tavern owner, Hina.

They made quick work of her. A red one stood guard at the stairs.
Stopping anyone from helping. Mages tried their spells, but it was no use.
The patrons had to stand and watch life be ripped apart from the innocent.
They killed her. Maimed her. And left.
Tavern Night was over.

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The Great Ilshenar Naked Race
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Posted on Friday, October 2, 2009, 9:40 AM EDT by Mapper (Europa)
>>> Ilshenar News <<<Next Saturday, The 10th of October at 9pm UK Time (10pm CEST) O*T are holding their first event 'The Great Ilshenar Naked Race' a race from the Compassion Moongate to the camp just to the south.

THE MAP:



THE START:



THE FINISH:



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THE RULES:

* You may use a mount, or as a gargoyle you may use the ability to fly.
* You must be naked.
* You must pass through the 6 checkpoints and collect a ticket (Further details below).
* You must show all 6 tickets at the end to collect your prize.
* You must follow the path on the map, Using other methods to advance forward will not be allowed.
* Each ticket is blessed so if you die you can continue the race after getting resurrected.

CHECKPOINTS:

There are 6 checkpoints throughout the course, they consist of two crates you must run between. You then collect a coloured ticket from the floor and continue on course.


A Checkpoint


A Ticket

PRIZES:

1st place: 5 Million Gold
2nd place: 2 Million Gold
3rd place: 1 Million Gold
4th place: 500 Magical Residue Donated by Flinx

Everyone who attends will get a goodie bag with cake!

So join us Saturday the 10th of October at 9pm UK Time (10pm CEST) for the best race of the year!
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5th Boat Race Challenge, Oct. 4th, 9pm EST
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Posted on Friday, October 2, 2009, 6:18 AM EDT by Sara of Baja (Catskills)

 

Hawkeye Pike challenges thee to race against him!

The stake of the previous races has risen to 5.3 million gold coins! Outsail Hawkeye and win the pot!

The race will be held on a predetermined route. If you sail, you have to bet at least 300,000 gold pieces on your victory, which will be added to the pot (those who lack of funds can be helped out). Higher bets or donations are welcome! If Hawkeye Pike beats the participants, the pot will be the prize for the next race. If someone beats Hawkeye, he will win the whole pot. The location of the race will be disclosed prior to the race. Participants will receive a map with the course. Spectators are welcome and invited to sail with us!
May the fastest seafarer win!

Meeting point: Oct. 4th, 9pm EST at the West Britain Bank.

It would be great if one of our EMs would be available as referee! __________________

 

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Zhah, Queen of Ter Mur, Meets With Dawn, Queen of Britannia
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Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2009, 9:53 PM EDT by Sara of Baja (Origin)

 

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Queen Dawn had requested the citizens of Origin gather at the Britain moongate to provide an escort for the Gargoyle Queen Zhah while she visited our lands.

A crowd gathered around Britannia's Queen Dawn as she awaited the arrival of  Queen Zhah of Ter Mur.

Queen Zhah arrived and greeted Queen Dawn, ' Des-ailem esh ben met, Lady Dawn, pri-lem de Britannia.' (Hail and well met, Lady Dawn, Queen of Britannia) 'I am pleased to make your acquaintance, and acknowledge your dedication to these lands.'

Queen Dawn replied, ' Des-ailem esh ben met, Queen Zhah, pri-lem de Ter Mur. (Hail and well met, Lady Zhah, Queen of Ter Mur) We are honored that you accepted our invitation and hope to forge a harmonious co-existence between our people and yours.

The citizens of Britannia have come to honor you and celebrate our victory over the evils that have plagued these lands.'

Queen Zhah: 'aro! Please know that I hold no ill will for the unfortunate attack und*.'

Queen Dawn then gestured towards the city saying, 'Please allow us now to escort you into the City proper.'

At a bend in the road the queens were ambushed, but the brigands were quickly dealt with before harm could come to either queen.

The crowd escorted the queens safely to Britain, where the procession made its way through the streets to Lord British's Castle.

Upon arrival at the castle, Queen Dawn quickly apologized to the visiting queen of the gargoyles for the attack they had encountered along the way. 

'Queen Zhah, I sincerely apologize for the attack along our journey. Please believe me when I say we are working to rid the land of the lawlessness that has plagued us in our past days. My most humble thanks to our valiant escort for our safe arrival.'

Queen Zhah graciously replied, 'Please know that I hold no ill will for the unfortunate attack. Your defenders proved themselves to be all that we had heard, and I am proud to have had them as my escort this eve.

I have spent many generations safeguarding the future of the gargoyle race. I do not appear before you capriciously; you have earned this visit in many ways.  The gargoyle Infel -- you know of him?'

Queen Dawn, 'Yes Queen Zhah, we know of Infel. Unfortunately, many of us who only wished to help were betrayed by his machinations. It saddens us deeply to have caused the destruction of the those gargoyles who were only trying to protect the knowledge that Donal had gathered.'

Queen Zhah, 'I know all too well of your pain, for his betrayal of his own kind tore through the gargoyle lands as a dagger through flesh. Infel betrayed the gargoyle race, and he betrayed you. You must know that there is no animosity towards your people for the slaying of the Gargoyle Guardians.

I have allowed the monk called Donal to work closely with my followers, and the slaying of the Guardians was as much my fault as yours; that is to say, it was neither our faults. Your remorse speaks volumes of your character. Infel betrayed us both, and our common pain will nurture our common strength.'

Queen Dawn, 'As well, we hold no ill feelings for one such as Infel. We are all too aware that evil can lurk in even the most virtuous of races. Our own recent experiences have shown us that plainly.' Dawns face reflecting the sadness of the memories of the false King Casca.

Queen Zhah, 'Let us move now past that sadness and forward into a new light -- one that knows not the darkness of evil or the bloodshed of deception. Your false king is dead. The disloyalty displayed by Infel shall cease on my word. May we walk amongst each other as citizens in common.'

Queen Dawn, 'As you say, Queen Zhah, this is our fondest desire. To embrace peace and walk together as a common people. From this day forward, may your hopes be our hopes, and may your enemies be our enemies. May we seek to blend our cultures and learn from each other as true allies and friends. '

Queen Zhah, 'As a sign of our friendship and future co-existence, I would like to offer a gift to the people of both lands. Would you be so kind as to accompany me?'

Queen Dawn, 'We shall be pleased to follow you.'

A gate was opened, and we followed the queens through it back to the Britain moongate.

Queen Zhah began speaking, 'For many generations, the passage between our lands was closed. The moongates were wiped of the ability for travel, and our races separated by great distance and dangers. It is my great honor to now proclaim that our Mystics have found a way to repair this ancient damage. It gives me great pleasure this day to be able to finally fed ui-de ter-reg, Ter Mur esh Britannia. (Connect our lands, Ter Mur and Britannia) Link the moongates.

With Queen Zhah's words spoken, the moongate slowly shifted colors from blue, to green, then back to blue, and Ter Mur's Royal City was now accessible through the moongate.

We followed the queens through the portal, and were welcomed to Ter Mur by Queen Zhah.

Queen Dawn thanked Queen Zhah and her people for restoring the moongates, then led us to the Royal City so we might explore the wondrous new land.


Related Link: A Beginning

 

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Trial of Tomas Savos - Redux
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Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2009, 9:39 PM EDT by Martyna Zmuir (GreatLakes)
>>> Trammel Facet News <<<Originally posted October 1st, 2009 by EM Iatu on the Great Lakes EM Site:

Gather your evidence, refresh you memories, and be prepared to call on witnesses.

Tomorrow night, Tomas will be put on a fair “Trial” for the situation related to the poisonings at the West Britain Farms.

Tomas has been officially pardoned by Dawn, as with the others who were jailed by Casca, so the Trial is mostly Symbolic. It is still unknown if Tomas is innocent or guilty, however, so the outcome of this Trial will have a large role in how Tomas is looked at in the future.

All who attend this symbolic trial will be given the option to take part as a witness, as a juror, or by asking questions of witnesses. Those who wish to simply watch and not take part are welcome as well.

Trial will be on Friday, October 2 at 8 PM CST.

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End of September Obits
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Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2009, 12:18 PM EDT by Lady Lava (GreatLakes)
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ENDING OBITS ~ 9/09





Gene Pool Slayer


Pickle




Prophecy





Ra'Dian Fi'Gith


Rand Al Thor




Sass


Sora






Syphillus


The Hulk and Buffy




Violet




ZanGetsu







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The Kingdom of Dawn Gets New Establishment Review
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Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2009, 9:46 AM EDT by Cymidei Fier (Baja)
By Viola Starr and Mystic Rose, Aspiring Reporters

The Kingdom of Dawn has a brand new establishment review! For the full article complete with full picture tour check here.


Our grand adventure into the largest, and one of the oldest, player-run community on Baja, began by meeting up with our gracious host, Grand Duchess Wildstar. Wildstar explained that the Kingdom of Dawn began as a small guild known as the “Guardians of Virtue” back in the early days of the game.

The Guardians of Virtue guild grew into a community, and in 1999, became officially known as the Kingdom of Dawn. Role players of all types have made the Kingdom of Dawn their home. From saints to murders, all were welcome. This spirit of welcome continues to today, the Kingdom of Dawn’s dedication to role play and its preservation of its unique history embodies the very soul and spirit of Ultima Online itself.

The Kingdom of Dawn can be located in the lands wrapped around the dungeon Wrong in Felucca. Most of the Kindgom is east of the dungeon, but some new additions west of the dungeon have enlarged the borders of Dawn until it nearly surrounds the entire mountain range.

Dawn is made up of diverse buildings, from the smallest of the classic buildings to the classic keep, to custom buildings with very creative designs. Some of these buildings are grandfathered, and could never be replaced in their current formations. Each building in Dawn is ingeniously decorated to enhance its function, most containing rare items, artifacts, and objects with a unique history.

Much of the kingdom in its current state was decorated by the Grand Duchess Wildstar, whose designs are the definition of creativity. One could spend many hours exploring the many interesting corners of Dawn, without seeing everything there is to see.

Some of the highlights of our tour included the Dawn Museum of Dreams, the Dawn Tower, the Royal Palace, the Orc Furt, and Dawn Library and Merchant Hall.
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Reclaiming stolen wisdom
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Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2009, 9:23 AM EDT by Ceno of MT (Baja)
Taken from: The Golden Brew Tavern
Reclaiming stolen wisdom
Thursday, October 1, 2009
By EMSeppo

Title: Reclaiming stolen wisdom
Location: Ter Mur Royal City
Description: Scavenger hunt
Start Time: 21:15
Date: 2009-10-03

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Deal or No Deal Comes to Legends
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Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2009, 6:45 AM EDT by DevilsOwn (LegendsAOL)
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