Today, after waiting several hours for the Wake of Hartham,
wich was delayed several times. CrawWorth,
a good friend of Hartham,
and step son of the slain hero, led many into a battle against
the Orcs. Many from both sides fell in the battle, (mostly
Orcs) and eventually, the good people of Trinsic
defeated wave after grusome wave of the Beasts. But the sad
truth is, those that fell in the battle were not honored.
Thier bodies were pillaged and looted. Some of their remains
desecrated. Twas a disgrace to our land. CrawWorth, though
brave and vialant, could not stop the looting, and many a
grand warrior lost that which he held dear. I call upon the
citizens of Britannia to stop looting those that die, unless
they attacked you, or died by the guards hands. If you see
a beast take a mans life, hold his items until he returns
to claim them. Have a little honor. Seeing that wich you have
worked so hard for be taken away by a Person whom I can not
describe with the words I wish to, is like seeing your child
run over by a steam roller. And trust me Lads, it aint pretty.
So next time you look down on at a strangers body, slit open from
thigh to neck, with his bowels on the ground at his feet, think of how good you felt when
he handed you back the items that fell from your bag, just wee moments ago, when that
FireBall had vaporized your face.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Friday, February 6th 1998