UP : Vesper (Napa
first ever Vesper Fishing Tournament took place at the East Side Vesper Docks this
evening. While turnout was small, the rewards were great. A few Britannian citizens even
showed up just to watch, as the fast and furious fishers battled one another to be the one
to pull the most fish from the Vesper seas. Waylon, Grandmaster Fisher of Vesper,
sponsored the contest. The contest rules were simple. Contestants had to pull as many fish
as they could from the seas in a 10 minutes timed period. When the time limit was up,
Namor was declared the winner.
Prize money was given to the first, second and third place winners,
with 500 gold pieces going to the winner and 100 gold pieces going to the second and third
- 1st Place, Namor (16 fish)
- 2nd Place, Kida (3 fish)
- 3rd Place, Odepeus (2 fish)
Namor, champion of the Vesper Fishing Tournament
addition to the prize money, one of Namor's trophy catches was mounted on the wall of The
Majestic Boat shipwright shop in Vesper, along with a plaque proclaiming his great win.
"Wow! I can't wait to bring my guild members here to show them my catch," was
all the amazingly modest Namor could say, as he received congratulatory handshakes from
his fellow contest fishers and event sponsor Waylon.
Feel free to drop by the shipwright shop to view Namor's fine catch and
maybe pick up a pole for yourself. "There's nothing like a few cooked fish steaks to
fill a hungry adventurer's stomach," said Waylon the Grandmaster Fisher,
"Fishing is a highly underrated trade in this land. That's why I gave out my own gold
and required no entry fees. I figure if I can rouse interest in the fine art of fishing,
it will be good for the fishing community as a whole." As for plans for the next
Vesper Fishing Tournament, Waylon would give no specific dates. He says he will alert the
town criers before the next exciting fishing challenge begins.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Sunday, March 15th 1998