A large force of mages, leading a huge constiuent
of orcs and ogres, were thwarted in an attempt to besiege Vesper late
yesterday evening by local fighters and mages.
Several invaders penetrated the city, overrunning
the Vesper city guards. While the local forces did their best to fend
off the assault, the cry went out for additional forces.
Scores of Britannia's denizens took up the call
to arms, and proceeded to first drive out the forces, then eliminate the
threat of the mage army altogether.
"I had no idea we had this many good men
and women ready to lay down their lives for our good land," boasted
one proud farmer who was nearly beaten to death. "This is a tribute
to all and cause for celebration!"
While the driving force behind the mage army
was undetermined, the point was clear: Britannia must be aware of this
group as a real threat.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal
of Ultima Online, Friday, April 16th 1999