Vincent de l'os
out simple enough. A blue skeleton had been spotted from time to time in the northern
woods, near Paxlair. It seemed relatively harmless, even peaceful, and also spoke of
wishing to be released from something. After a time, many began to suspect that there was
not just one skeleton, but many.
On the evening of this Wednesday past, proof was finally found that
indeed, multiple of these so-called lost ones exist. In fact, they began to
run amok near the Paxlair Tower, attacking any innocent by-standers that happened to be
there. They appeared to be looking for something, and yet when confronted, they ran
towards the south.
As several brave souls gave chase, the sight that they were greeted
by was one to shock even the most hardened of adventurers. In the woods stood a strangely
colored moongate, oddly named Suicide Device. Surrounding it, amongst the
bones and blood-spills, were a multitude of blue-robed individuals, and more of the
strange skeletal beings. They instantly took to combat, viciously defending this apparent
gate of death.
At first, many brave warriors and mages fell in their effort to
uncover the mystery of what had been transpiring. Eventually reinforcements were called,
and the lost ones and these people-cultists for lack of a better word- were finally
defeated. But who and what were they? There werent many clues, except for books that
were carried by the robed menaces, appearing to be a set of instructions for their
activities, but the ambiguities made it difficult to tell what they were up to.
After speaking to several eye-witnesses, I managed to discover that
there had been some evidence of a strange cult, a group known only as The Order of
the Blue Skull. No one knows what their goals are, or who they are, or what they
have been doing. Somehow they are linked to the Suffering Stone, and a small hideout
of sorts that was discovered in the mountains. Their work can be identified by the blue
skulls they have left at each of these locations.
No one knows
much about them, except that Zaine the Lurker, the blue ghost that appears for short
periods of time, has spoken of them, and somehow the lost ones that are encountered in the
woods are involved.
Shortly after taking eye-witness accounts, I managed to speak to
Seer Garak, who claims to have been investigating the Order for a time. According to him,
the Order is up to no good, but he has yet to collect much proof beyond these sites that
have already been uncovered. He is currently trying to decipher the meaning of the text
contained in books that have been found at these sites, and he has left copies for others
to make their own copies of for their own studies. These copies may show Seer Garak as the
author, but the text is always signed by the original author, shown only as L.
I have also been told that the Paxliar Library maintains copies of these books for study
At this time, all Britannians are welcome to aid in this mystery, as
so far there is little known, and much to learn.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Friday, January 15th 1999