UP: Great Lakes
Greetings and well met! It is I, Cara
Newsman,your Combat Chronicler. In the news today there was
an unexplained uprising ofundead in the cemetery just north
of Britain. Inhabitants of the graveyard roseup from their
rest to attack the living residents of the city of Britain.
A call for aid was sent out from the Tower Criers, while others
grabbed theirsilver weapons from the bank, I grabbed my sketchpad
and quill to record theevents about to transpire. A pair of
reapers greeted us when a group of aboutfifty fighters arrived
at the cemetery to dance with the dead. They were theleast
of the problems that day, though.
I could hear the eerie moans of wraiths, the rattle of skeletal
bonesand that chilling laugh that is so unique to liches.
The fighters spread outover the usually peaceful cemetery
and set to hacking the undead into littlepieces, returning
their restless spirits to the peace of the afterlife.
The battle was not easily won, though. A first aid camp was
set up near thesouth gates and mages were resurrecting those
who’d fallen under the blade ofan undead. A few wandering
healers made their way through the battle field aswell, offering
help for those who could not make their way down to the first
The first waves seemed simple, skeletons, wraiths and the
occasional liche. Astime went on, the undead seemed to grow
in strength, perhaps drawing power fromthe ones that were
dying. Soon there were bone knights and bone mages crunchingtheir
way through the cemetery. As if they were not bad enough,
mummies andliche lords began to rise from the ground to lay
waste to those around them.
can’t rightly say how long the fighting went on. The sun rose
and thenset while the fighters moved through the undead, silver
blades glinting in thelight of the setting sun. It seemed
rather sudden when it all ended. The wailsand moans were only
coming from the living that were injured. A few stragglerskeletons
were dispatched and the cemetery returned to its peaceful
No evil entity has come forward to claim responsibility for
the dead rising andthe dead had no comments to make while
they were shambling around. For now, theattack remains a mystery,
perhaps never to be solved. I’m Cara Newsman, tillnext time,
may the Virtues be with you.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online,