In the wee hours of this morning, Seer Mandor was asleep
in his home when he was kidnapped by several Trolls. How these
beasts were able to get into the city of Vesper
is unknown at this time, but they accomplished the feat with
remarkable, and even frightening ease. The Seer was not noticed
missing until later in the day when a friend, the old, wizened
knight Galdron, raised the alarm. Quickly a band of adventurers
was gathered, and the quest to rescue Mandor began.
Galdron lead the adventurers north out of Vesper, then to the east.
After a long journey, the travelers ran into a large band of Trolls, and several were
slain. The party regrouped however, and pressed on through the troll scouts towards the
fortress. Several skirmishes were fought and won before the party came upon a small hut in
a clearing where the Seer was being held. Shortly, he was rescued, and all seemed well.
One might think this story would end happily. The Trolls slain, the
Seer rescued, what more to this tale could there be? However, shortly after the battle,
Galdron was forced to sit and rest. The fatigue from the battle alone had taken its toll
on his old body, not to mention the numerous wounds he sustained leading the party towards
his friend. Sadly, he fell dead soon after, giving his sword to his friend Mandor with
instructions to deliver it to his daughter. Join us, citizens of Vesper, in mourning the
loss of this knight, who was by all accounts the noblest of souls.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Friday, February 27th 1998