Yew - Hath thou
been to Yew? Tis a truly peaceful place. I always enjoy my
visits there. T'is not someplace I get to often enough, but
as the birthplace for the best, and only, wine of our realm,
I feel it is my duty to make my way to Yew now and again.
The first place I always head is to the vineyard itself.
This is where the wine I know so well comes from. The grapes I see growing here will
one-day refresh my palette as an almost perfect red wine. The one thing that disturbs me
is all of the birds hanging about. Especially the ones sitting above the grapes. I do hope
they go elsewhere to... uh... nevermind.
The next stop would seem logically to be Ye
Olde Winery, but, nay, the winery is empty. One of the
most boring buildings in the realm. I know not whether it
has merely fallen to disuse or if it has changed uses. T'is
not worth visiting regardless.
A quick stop at the Empath
Abbey is, of course, almost mandatory. The monks are often
quite open to conversation, though generally lacking in anything
to actually speak about. The abbey presents a golden opportunity
to sample some of the wine that comes from the grapes from
the vineyard we hath seen earlier. The innkeepers are always
willing to supply as much wine as thou art willing to purchase.
Just don't forget to tip - if the wine is watered the next
time I make it to Yew, I'll know it was the fault of thee.
As an end to thy day, I suggest a slow stroll through the
surrounding area. T'is usually safe and always beautiful. Yew is the only place in the
realm where city and forest do merge so completely. And nothing is as amazing as the
feeling one hast when coming upon one of the majestic Yew trees. They tower over
everything and are so mighty that even a dragon could not reach around one to grab his own
tail. Truly incredible.
Travel and enjoy the land, friends. Remember to take the time to
notice what is around thee. And never decline an offered glass of wine. Fare thee well.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Wednesday, March 25th 1998