UP : South Britain Seas (Lake Superior)
For those who like to travel, Britannia can be an interesting and
beautiful place. With land stretching so far and wide, and the great number of interesting
sights and creatures, there seems to be no end to the new discoveries one can make.
One of Britannia's seers decided to bring some of that beauty to other
citizens yesterday. "Traveling has always been one of my favorite things to do,"
says Seer Maverick, "and I wanted to share the sights of the beautiful creatures of
the sea with the great people of our land." Seer Maverick organized a boat outing
that departed from the Britain docks with stops at the dwellings of some of Britannia's
The first creature sighting was a group
of walruses. The sight of so many of the large and powerful
creatures brought gasps of amazement from the travelers. "Its
not often that you see so many walruses together in one spot,"
said Seer Maverick, "The other seers told me that the
seas around Britain
and Trinsic are
sometimes filled with the giant beasts. They gave me some
maps to the best spotting sites."
The water travelers were even witnesses to a fight between two male
walruses. "Tis terrible," one cried, as the fight over territory and the right
to lead the herd raged on.
"Sometimes nature can be cruel," said Seer Maverick,
"but usually you only see the evil creatures of the land battling one another. I have
seen a lizardman slay many of the more peaceful creatures looking for food, but one
usually doesn't see the walruses engaged in bloody combat."
Said Seer Maverick, "It was a rare glimpse into the world of the
walrus, but was a bit unsettling to see such amazingly beautiful and powerful animals rip
into one another with such fury."
From the territory of the walruses, the sea journey moved on into an
area filled with the lovely and acrobatic dolphins. The boat was again filled with gasps
and grins from the onlookers as the playful dolphins showed off for the sea party.
As seen in this amazing image captured by the Town Cryer, the
dolphins occasionally leap out of the water and into the air for a somersault before they
come crashing back into the waves. When lucky enough to spot them, sea travelers also get
to hear the dolphin's high-pitched clicking cry.
The final stop on the sea tour was in the midst of a group of
moderately dangerous giant sea serpents. The dark skinned creatures are easily the length
of a large ship or longer, and they twisted and turned in the water below as the party
looked on. Then, as the travelers watched, two of the giant serpents began to fight each
other. "The sea serpents are of evil alignment", said Seer Maverick, "and
they will occasionally attack each other, or humans passing by in boats."
party quickly shot a barrage of arrows into the fight, and one of the serpents turned on
the archer that launched the missiles. "I was afraid we might lose someone in our
party," said Seer Maverick, "but the serpents were no match for the blades and
arrow fire from our group." The travelers were victorious, and both fighting serpents
From there, the journey turned back to the Britain harbor and docked
for the night. Said Seer Maverick, "It was a fine trip for us all. I hope that I can
find another group in the future that enjoys the sea travel as much as my traveling
companions enjoyed it on this day."
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Sunday, March 22nd 1998