While Trolls attacked Vesper
and the lich, Lathiari
wreaked havoc on the countryside near Yew,
a warrior draped in black made prophetic statements to an
adventurer near the Shrine of
Spirituality. From the description given by Eric of MiRC the
plate mailed warrior was recognized as Juo'nar,
an ex-paladin recently driven from the city of Trinsic
by the local populace.
Juo'nar is suspected to be in league with the Zog
Cabal, the now infamous organization behind the assassination of Lord
Hartham, one of Trinsic's most noble trainers. During the investigation
of Hartham's murder, evidence was uncovered of someone embezzling both
funds and weapons from the Paladin's Guild. The embezzler turned out to
be Juo'nar, an impetuous young warrior who was recently entrusted with
overseeing the funds and inventory of the Paladin's Guild.
An angry mob soon ran the foul warrior out of Trinsic,
claiming heresy and involvement with the Zog Cabal. He has not been seen
since that time.
However, just as the simultaneous attacks occurred
in Yew and Vesper, he was seen near Trinsic consorting with a band of
orcs. The orcs soon drew the attention of the townspeople away from Juo'nar
and he vanished, only to reappear later at the Shrine of Spirituality.
After brutally murdering three monks, he snatched some glowing item from
the ground and threw it into his backpack. He appeared ready to leave
at this point, but upon seeing Eric of MiRC nearby, boldly dispatching
an orc, he stopped to converse briefly. A brief transcript of that conversation
is posted here:
YOU THERE! Listen well. I have what I came for.
Eric Of MiRC: yes
Juo'nar: The name Juo'nar will be known throughout
the land.Tell your foolish masters that they're time has come!!!
Eric Of MiRC: I shall
Juo'nar: You're petty world of order means nothing
to me now.!!
Eric Of MiRC: We will not stand for evil such as you
Juo'nar: I fear not your foolish words
Eric Of MiRC: I shall not attack you, I respect your
Juo'nar: It would do you no good.
Eric Of MiRC: but I despise your ways.
Juo'nar: Despise me if thou wish, you will kneel before
meas will all of Britannia!!! These monks were but the first to die!
Eric Of MiRC: Hmm.
Juo'nar: Your name will be numbered among the dead
or the followers,there are no other choices!
Eric Of MiRC: I will be dead, never a follower.
Juo'nar: That is unfortunate. The world is preparing
to move on. my order shall rule.
At this point Juo'nar seemed to disappear into thin
air. What do his words mean? What was the item that he took from the Shrine?
Is he part of the Zog Cabal? Or something even more diabolical? Unfortunately,
it is feared that only the shedding of more innocent blood in Britannia
may provide us with the answers we seek.
From t he Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Thursday, Feb