The reign of terror that has plagued
the land for so long, especially those in Trinsic,
is over. For the past few months groups of humanoid creatures including
lizardmen, orcs, ettins, trolls, ogres, and ratmen, have plagued the countryside
at the whim of one man. A man of true evil, and an ex-paladin of Trinsic.
His frenzied attack began soon after the death of
Lord Hartham. For those who don't
recall, Hartham was the head trainer of the Warrior's guild in Trinsic,
and a friend to the Captain of the Guards at the time, Lord Crawworth.
Crawworth resigned after Hartham's wake, vowing to root out the treachery
that destroyed his mentor.
Subsequent inquiries into the matter revealed that
Juo'nar, a trusted man in the paladin's guild, had been appropriating
weapons, armor, and gold, and was apparently using this to supplement
his forces. The true show of his cowardice and evil though, was the scene
at the Shrine of Spirituality.
Three priests had made their way to the Shrine to
pray over a necklace, rumors say they were enchanting it with magical
abilities, and to say mantras for the land. They were peaceable, compassionate,
followers of virtue. They were unarmed and defenseless. They were slaughtered
by Juo'nar, resplendant in platemail blacker than his heart, wielding
a sword forged of a blood red metal that gleamed with the liquified remains
of the priests when he was done with them. He made haste to escape that
night, and disappeared for some time.
When he returned he wore the necklace openly, using
it's magic to control the minds of the creatures he commanded as an army.
His first attack on Trinsic was thwarted easily, but lives were lost still.
Those who died defending the walled city should be remembered by all as
the brave heroes they were. Subsequent attacks grew more frequent, his
raiding more bold. Juo'nar had a plan, but fortunately, it never saw fruition.
When the last attack occurred, it was Fynth
Desryn who sent the troops out himself from the Paladin's guild in
Trinsic. And a small band of champions who discovered through clever dealings
with ex-compatriots of his that Juo'nar was located in his childhood home
on the isle of Ocllo.
He'd apparently been there some time, locking himself
in and never showing his face. How he managed to keep himself hidden is
still a mystery, but Lord Crawworth is suspected to be in that area examining
the evidence and still trying to find the link between Juo'nar and Harthams
Once discovered, Juo'nar attacked ferociously, using
both magic and his blade to defend himself, he was none the less killed
on the very land where he grew up. His body was identified by Paladin's
who had worked side by side with him, never suspecting his treachery.
His body is now gone, not to be seen by the public
for fear of riots and desecration of the now dead traitor. It is rumored
that it is hidden in the Paladin's Hall itself, though others say it was
stolen by sympathetic parties and that they are working feverishly to
raise him from the dead. Still others say he has been taken by those who
have hated him from the beginning and that they've destroyed his body
in a dark ritual of blood. The Paladin's Guild is refusing to comment.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Wednesday,
April 15th 1998