Angus Bloodstone, Reporter
UP: Lake Superior
In front of Senator Robins Home and Office a large crowd of
worthy adventurers gathered to help find and recover an artifact that was stolen from an
exhibit in Yew. Sources confirmed that Cindle, a Thief infatuated with obtaining and
selling unusual artifacts on the Black Market, had stolen and made off with it. The
artifact is known as The Green Mandrake, a Root that is known only to spawn
once every 10 years in the forest on the southern tip of the continent. The Root possesses
magical properties that is said to be so powerful, that not even the most knowledgeable of
Wizards have been able to discover its full potential.
Senator Robin addressed the crowd gathered and told them that his
sources confirmed last seeing Cindle in Buccaneer's Den, and told the group to begin their
search there. The group gated to the island and began to spread out to look for this
person named Cindle. Upon finding her she told the adventurers that she would lead the
group to where the Mandrake was hidden, but only if they give her some shinnies.
What she really wanted were Gems. Luckily a few of the brave warriors had been carrying
quite an assortment of them, and they happily turned them over to her for the information
needed to continue. Cindle, happy that she had received payment, began to Gate the
adventurers close to where the chest was located.
The chest was hidden in the middle of an Orc camp north of Shame.
Her reason for putting the locked chest there was that she felt it would be safe with Orcs
in the camp keeping people away and that no one would ever bother to look there. Upon the
party arriving at the Camp, massive hordes of Orcs began to storm the adventurers. Wave
after wave of Orcs continued to come, the adventurers pulled together and combined forces
in order to conquer the evil Orcs. During the combat, an evil Alchemist by the name of
Appolonius appeared and began to throw Explosion Potions to the to the brave warriors
below, killing a few. The adventurers knew that this evil Alchemist would appear, because
Cindle had warned them previous that Appolonius wanted the Root for himself in order to
create a devastating potion that would kill massive amounts of people. Eventually the
warriors conquered Appolonius, recovered the Green Mandrake Root, and returned to Senator
Back at the Senators House, Senator Robin congratulated the
bravest of warrior. Shortly after the beginning of the ceremony, the Senator fell a bit
ill and could not stay to finish the festivities. A member of the Senators Staff,
continued with the group after he left.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Tuesday, January 26th 1999