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Skara Brae - - It is the fact that Skara Brae sits quietly off the
coast of the mainland that makes it such a good military target. The city is not
frequented by those who call themselves warriors, for it is a peaceful quiet place, and
not the violent home that most warriors seek.
It has a proximity to the mainland that makes it attractive to
enemies though. A jumping off point for making superior attacks against larger targets
like Trinsic or Britain. The orcs have now decided that the time for an offensive has
come, and they began by trying to take Skara Brae.
Actually, it was a small uninhabited island, just NorthWest of Skara
Brae that the orcs tried to take. It is the opinion of the Warrior's guild that they were
hoping to use it as a staging ground for an uninhibited attack against the bulk of the
Skara Brae island.
With Skara Brae under their thumb, they could then launch bigger,
better organized, easily supplied attacks on more major targets such as the shrines or the
Fortunately they were repelled. A large number of warriors heeded
the calls of the good people and straight away made the orcs turn back their tide. The
only casualty was a small cargo ship that was sunk by the orcan horde just off the
Northern coast of the isle.
We should take care now that this island is guarded by some of Lord
Britishes best and brightest. The orcs have turned to devious strategy now that their full
on frontal attacks are failing. We should counter with our own intelligent actions.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Monday, April 6th 1998