Anonymous (edited by Caitlin
Avast ye lads.I am a lowly pirate but am one that can take up the
quill and write so me mates have chosen me to tell the tale of our attack on the township
First my mates and i assembled at the Ironwood Inn in the town of
Vesper for some ale, and to get our blood hot. Whilst we prepared for our battle, more and
more came and our ranks swelled as Pirates from all corners of Sosaria came out of the sea
to extract the blood that Oasis had called out for. Their mockery of pirating and our
lifestyle had gone on for far too long and they needed their tongues cut out from their
When we had a number we
considered enough we lined up in formation and sharpened our cutlasses as others passed
out The dreaded purple potions that would soon find their mark on Oasis Guards
heads. The dyes were set out and soon every pirate was clad in blood red. A count was made
and 41 pirates had heeded the call. The large army marched north and met their fearless
Captain, the man that makes mortals tremble, known as Herr Tote. This pillar of a man
stood before us and chanted Onward maties! Show these landlubbers the salt in yer
The mob proceeded, some carrying torches, and all armed, as they came upon hapless
citizens and overan them on the roadways. Citizens fell to the ground before the mass of
blood pirates, having ne'er more than a prayer. When the mob finally reached the
crossroads near Oasis they stopped to regroup and were set upon by Oasis guards.
The Guards attcked the sea of pirates and were quickly overcome by
the sheer numbers of us! Many a guard fell as purple potions flew into the crowd. The
pirates cheers and battlecries could be heard throughout the forests as they proceeded to
swarm the heavily outnumbered guards. The frantic Oasis guardship screamed Rel
Por as the human onslaught of pirate after pirate rolled upon them like the never
ending sea. The pirates ranks, now bolstered by the late comers finally catching up,
rallied around Capn Herr, when the township of Oasis seemed to rain forth bolts and
arrows from its very bowels! The retreating guards that survived had rallied the
citizenry to come and defend their town. And come they did. Soon nary a pirate was alive
as words of magic filled the air. The dwindling mob charged headlong into the fray ,
slaying many more guards but alas...the situation was grim indeed. The remaining guards
and citzens began the slow mop up of the remaining pirates and soon the field was silenced
as the last remnants of the mighty pirate army fell to the blade.
It was over.
The casulty list was tallied and not one pirate was alive..nor had
any fled the scene. Truly a brave stand was made this day. The guardship tallied its
losses and they too realized the sting of death as many of their comrades fallen corpses
mingled with those of the pirates. This day had proven that the pirates had the ability,
and with a little better organization could have overun the defenses and feasibly
destroyed the town of Oasis.
And this tale goes down as neither a win nor a loss in the annals of
history. Many a pirate will say we won, but many a guard will disagree. One thing is for
certain, Oasis is no longer safe as this pirate horde is only a stones throw from amassing
again and attacking in even greater numbers. And then we will see who will walk away...
Captn Herr Tote did lead a brave attack and for this he
deserves the respect of all who cross his path. As for todays battle tis only the
begining ye landlubbers soon all will fall to the Blood pirates!!Arrrrr!!!
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Tuesday, May 26th 1998