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|Worlde Faire Plans|
|Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2000, 11:19 PM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Atlantic)|
|Blacksmithing Classes Delayed|
|This missive was sent to us by Theros Ironfeld, of the United Blacksmiths of Britannia...|
For those of you who were interested in the UBB's Blacksmith School, I have sad news.
It is always a disappointment when circumstances out of our control ruin planned events, and we share Theros' regret in printing this announcement. Rest assured, we will be sure to inform the public when the school opens its doors.
And as a side note, be sure to read our General News section to protect yourself against the possible cause of this delay.
|Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2000, 10:54 PM EDT by Lady Eve (Catskills)|
|3 on 3 Tournament!|
|I just received this announcement by carrier pigeon... Strangely enough though, the pigeon was dead!|
|Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2000, 10:48 PM EDT by Ford Prefect (SiegePerilous)|
'ello again all
Thankee Shardak fer this news.
|Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2000, 9:57 PM EDT by Keeshi (Atlantic)|
|Hell Hath No Fury...|
Well folks, it's me again, and 'ere's a little treat fer ye,
Thankee Shahrressa fer this tale.
|Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2000, 9:33 PM EDT by Keeshi (Atlantic)|
|Update: KOB Wedding Bells|
|This news article has been updated - those interested in attending this joyous event should take note that the wedding is to be held on the 16th of September, not the 20th as was originally stated. |
Hail All,Thanks Helper, for posting the original version of this newspiece. Congratulations, Furie and Tinkerer!
|Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2000, 8:44 PM EDT by Nadia (GreatLakes)|
|Mayoral Elections in Trinsic!|
|This hails from Nadia, the ex-Mayor of the Trinsic Town Council..why..that would be me! |
Greetings, citizens and friends of the City of Honor:I had to really dig to find this news submission as you might imagine!
|Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2000, 8:30 PM EDT by Nadia (GreatLakes)|
|Academy Delayed: Help Needed|
First of all, because of limitations, I am trying to find a substitute for the school instead of holding it in the Lyaceum. Also, this is not going to be a trade school. It will be teaching intangible things as well, and will be an "Academy".As a side note: The Academy may be held in either Trammel or Felluca. Any and all help on EITHER side is MOST appreciated. ~Helper~
|Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2000, 5:47 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Moonglow City Council meeting|
And here an announcement from the Moonglow City Council:
|Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2000, 5:16 PM EDT by Pad O'Lion (Europa)|
|Jericho, guildmaster of The Brotherhood of Trinsic kidnapped!|
I received this note from Jack of Lumber, son of Jericho:
|Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2000, 5:14 PM EDT by Pad O'Lion (Europa)|
|Grand Opening of the Stonekeep Taverna|
And another Tavern opening:
|Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2000, 5:09 PM EDT by Pad O'Lion (Europa)|
|Vesper Remains Free|
|I received another report from Vesper: |
|Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2000, 5:07 PM EDT by Pad O'Lion (Europa)|
|Vesper Under Siege|
I received this report from Xel'Naga, Leader of the Lord British Loyalists:
|Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2000, 4:55 PM EDT by Pad O'Lion (Europa)|
|Leiah's Rune Library's New Website|
'ello, 'ello all,
Thankee Nickola fer this news!
|Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2000, 3:22 PM EDT by Keeshi (Atlantic)|
|THE CARNIVAL IS COMING TO LIBERALIS!|
On Saturday September 2nd starting at 8pm Pacific time (11pm Eastern).
The following events will be taking place:
-Pie eatting contest, winner gets 1k in gold and some mylanta!
-Bards and magicians entertaining
-Battles against drakes and dragons...perhaps other animals as well, person with the most wins recieves 5k in gold!!
-Story telling contest, winner receives 1k in gold
Gates will be provided from britain bank. Free food and drinks.
An all around party, you do NOT want to miss this one! Come be a part of the festival of the century!
Once again, 8pm Pacific, 11pm Eastern. Gates will be provided from the Britain bank!
|Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2000, 2:25 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|UO Collector Sword & Dagger is out!|
|Museum Replicas has just officially put the UO Collector Sword and Dagger up for sale on their site!!! |
Here is the description of the Sword:
We are extremely proud to bring you this exclusive, limited edition sword (and dagger) from the most popular medieval Internet fantasy RPG in the world today. Fully authorized, authentic replicas inspired by Ultima Online. Weaponry that takes you beyond the amazing sights and sounds of the game. Each piece is individually hand made to bring life and authenticity to the set. Blades are made from high carbon steel and fully tempered, just as you would expect when things get a little dangerous in Brittania. Crossguard and pommel are solid brass, beautifully shaped in the outlined form of the ankh- life everlasting. The grip is wood covered in leather. The sword's ricasso is etched on each side with the Silver Serpent Shield to indicate the fraternity of Order (not the ankh as pictured). Comes with black leather sheath and Certificate of Authenticity. Are you with us? Overall- 43 1/2" * Blade- 36" long, 1 7/8" wide * Wt.- 3 lbs. 6 oz. #1466...$215 ($9.95 s/h) ** Ultima, the UO design and the UO Silver Serpent Logo are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. All rights reserved.And here is the description of the Dagger:
Handsome limited edition companion dagger that exactly mimics the Sword of Order (except the ricasso etching). Inspired by the largest Internet medieval gaming world, Ultima Online. High carbon steel blade has come in handy in Brittania and looks just as good at Renaissance Faires. The pommel and guard are solid brass. Handle is wood covered in leather. Comes with leather sheath and Certificate of Authenticity. Are you with us? Overall- 15 1/4" * Blade- 10" long, 1 7/8" wide * Wt. 14 oz. #1467...$95 ($6.95 s/h) **Ultima, the UO design and the UO Silver Serpent Logo are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. All rights reserved.To check out this and other items make sure to head to the .Museum Replicas Catalog. These specific items are located in their Fantasy Section. Enjoy!
|Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2000, 1:45 AM EDT by Joshua Rowan (CommunityNews)|
|Bard Night at the Kinship Village Tavern|
|This announcement just in, regarding a guest bard night at the Kinship Village Tavern...|
Due to the overwhelming response our first Guest Bard Night received a few weeks ago, some people didn't get the opportunity to share their songs, poems, or stories with us. We wish to remedy this situation by having a second Guest Bard Night at the tavern!This is sure to be an interesting evening, so don't miss it! The tavern will appreciate your patronage!
|Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2000, 1:42 AM EDT by Lady Eve (Catskills)|
|Bloodstone Evermoore has a New Site|
'ello again all,
Thankee Jason fer this news
|Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2000, 10:22 PM EDT by Keeshi (Atlantic)|
|A Walk on the Dark Side|
|The Dark Academy launches officially on September 2nd! |
The Dark Academy, a joint operation of both The Dark Ministry and Dark Angels guilds, is a PvP educative training centre based in Felucca so people can become self sufficient and skilled in combat. This is not just for new players, this is for players who have returned under UO:R, people from Trammel, veteran players who have never tried PvP before and even current PvPers who want to learn a thing or two.
The Dark Academy is currently operational but the first official classes and training
seminars will take place on Saturday September 2nd. I hope for the festivities to begin at 5pm Sydney Time.
At 4pm new members of The Dark Academy will be sworn in and the duel competition will begin an hour later. The duel competition costs 2k to enter and the current prize are 100kgp to the winner.
Following the conclusion of the duel competition there will be a battle royal, which also costs 2k to enter. The current prize for the battle royal is undecided but will be a fairly decent amount based upon the amount received from entry fees.
Here are the times for the event [All Sydney Time]:
4:00pm - New members of The Dark Academy are sworn in.
5:00pm - Duel competition begins.
7:00pm - Battle royal begins. (Time subject to change based upon running time of duels)
[If the duels run too long this competition will be postponed]
Throughout the evening there will also be duel competitions for Dark Academy members only.
Guzzer, who has also supplied TDA with an amount of high quality GM equipment also, sponsors the prize for the duel competition.
Donations of prizes and equipment for The Dark Academy are still required.
To donate anything (ANYTHING!) please contact me via e-mail at [email protected] or via ICQ (If you don't use e-mail) at #9220405.
You can also join The Dark Academy by e-mailing me at [email protected] with "Dark Academy Membership" in the subject line.
The Dark Academy complex is located at 84o59'N 31o45'E, consisting of a villa in front of a tower.
There will also be gates provided from Vesper Felucca Bank at 4:30pm on the day.
Thanks and I hope you can all attend.
Silent Bob [TDA/TDM]
Guildmaster of The Dark Academy & The Dark Ministry
Good luck there and hope the day runs well.
Von Ravend, Stratics Oceania Reporter
|Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2000, 9:22 PM EDT by Von Ravend (Oceania)|
|A Night of Drunken Magic|
This Friday, the 1st of September, the Stumbull Inn is proud to announce its first magery contest. The contest will begin at 8:00 pm under the central sun. The Stumbull Inn is located in Trammel, the first sandstone south of the Yew moongate (coordinates: 74x26N 37x45W).Yeah, the title of this submission had me fooled too. But it's okay, it still sounds like a whole lot of fun! *smile*
|Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2000, 9:17 PM EDT by Nadia (GreatLakes)|
|Heaven's Forge Grand Opening|
|I recieved this from Darius:|
Heaven's Forge invites you to its grand opening.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2000, 8:16 PM EDT by Jacob (Baja)|
|Lock your Front Doors !!|
|fairridge posted a warning about locking your doors because there's a nasty exploit out there. Here's an excerpt: |
There is a new bug/exploit that allows people to steal yer locked down items. It has been confirmed that it works, and people are braggin about what they have looted so far. I can't go into detail of the mechanics of the exploits, but I can tell you how to protect yourself...For the full story, visit UO's Boards. But please, make sure your valuables are safe first, the rest of the thread made me believe there is indeed an exploit out there.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2000, 6:52 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (GeneralNews)|
|Grand Opening of Budweiser Tavern & Merchants Faire|
The Guild of Friends [GOF] is proud to announce the opening of Budweiser Tavern on Saturday, September 2nd at 7pm CST under the Trammel moon. To mark this event, many of our GM merchants will be present on site, ready to display and sell some of the lands' finest wares and crafts. The evening's slate also boasts a number of events including a scavenger hunt with a 50k prize to the winner. Gates will be provided to the event from Lord British's Castle [TRAMMEL] beginning at 6:45pm CST. Budweiser Tavern, again, is a Trammel establishment and can be found at coordinates (121o48N, 6o2E). Hope to see you there!
|Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2000, 4:35 PM EDT by Nadia (GreatLakes)|
|New Interest Volunteer Terms|
|A reader pointed me towards OSI's support pages where the new "Interest Volunteer Rules of Conduct" have been posted. That's the RoC that Seers and Elders have to follow. The paragraph below is what struck me most and will without a doubt stir up quite a lot of conversation. |
Interest Volunteer Terms
|Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2000, 3:51 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (GeneralNews)|
|Faction System Moved to General Testing|
|The following was just sent to us by Melantus. |
Faction System Information UpdatedA very good read, so make sure to head on over and dig into it!
|Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2000, 2:15 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|Hail Napa Valley residents!|
If you are a lumberjack, and want to earn some good money and have some fun, this contest is for you!
All you need to participate is an axe and an hour of time Friday night, 9-1-00. The contest will be held at the TSO Guild and Vendor Tower on Trammel. The contest will begin at 7 PM PST and end at 8 PM PST. Show up at the tower well before 7 PM so you can get registered. Once registered wait for the signal to begin chopping and go for it!
The lumberjack that chops the most logs will win a war hammer of power! In addition, all logs turned in will be paid 5 gp ea. You may use a pack horse in the competition but none will be provided to you by TSO. Gates from the West Bank of Brittain will provided starting at 6:30 PM PST until 7:50 PM PST.
Thanks and good luck!
Rocko Spoogie, TSO Elder
|Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2000, 1:30 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|The Amulet of Sanctuary|
|The Sanctuary saga continues with this submission by Jon Von Darkmoor, Ranger of The City of the Sanctuary: |
Ripping the parchment into little pieces, White Lotus frowns. So Dark Widow has the amulet. Well, not for long. We need a plan. Pacing the room, Lotus curses the day she was given the amulet. By the Gods, we won't let Laz win.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2000, 12:54 PM EDT by Nadia (GreatLakes)|
|Spiritwood Tavern Lottery!|
|I received this announcement from Aranlindale of the Spiritwood Tavern: |
Next Sunday, September 3rd, the Spiritwood Tavern will host another Lottery. Again it will be at 21.00 cet (8pm gmt).
|Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2000, 12:38 PM EDT by Pad O'Lion (Europa)|
|Rilla Takhista Reveals a Riddle to Reach Al'Cedra's Lair|
Yesterday evening, as Rilla promised the day before, she was at her tent south of Minoc to revael the disturbances she felt and promised to tell the day before. By the time she closed her eyes and concentrated on her crystal ball, a large crowd of people already had gathered at the tent, silently waiting for Rilla's vision. After a short time whirling mists could be seen inside her crystal Rilla started to talk:
With the last word spoken Rilla's crystal ball shattered. "the.. power has destroyed the crystal! It .. was a huge beast", Rilla said after she regained her senses, staring at the splinters of her crystal ball.
After hearing the riddle several portals were opened and people rushed inside to locations unknown, probably seeking the word to enter Al'Cedra's Lair. A small party, consisting of Fushia Groan, Gui Zarith, Beneviste, Yoldran and me set off as well to find the answer to the riddle. What we found out I will nay tell yet, but suffice to say ye won't be dissapointed. Seek the answer yerselft, only two days are left till the first day of the next month, when the Lair of Al'Cedra will open.
I wish ye good luck on yer search.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2000, 11:45 AM EDT by Pad O'Lion (Europa)|
|Enter Ku Kullin/The Plot Thickens|
With a sudden grunt of anger, Ku Kullin ripped the parchment from the bulletin board, not believing what he was reading.For more information on the parchment and the thief, read the "Aye der...you interested?" news update.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2000, 10:11 AM EDT by Nadia (GreatLakes)|
|Client Patch 2.0.0f Revert|
|The following was recently posted on the UO FYI web site: |
Because the recent UO client patch 2.0.0f required that many of our customers download DirectX 7 and new sound card drivers without sufficient warning, we have determined it necessary to revert the patch. The patch revert process will work in the same way as a regular client patch, except the patched files will be replaced with the previous versions. We will be re-releasing the client patch 2.0.0f at a later date with specific instructions about any additional downloads from other sources that may be required.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2000, 7:45 AM EDT by Pfredd Mudd (GeneralNews)|
|Another Undead Attack Near Vesper|
|We received the following report from Finsbury.|
Hail good Sirs,Thank you Finsbury. Let us hope there will always be brave men to protect our cities, since Guards seem to be unable to do so.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2000, 7:02 AM EDT by Bel d'Ajoor (Drachenfels)|
|Rune Marking Contest|
|Got this from the Glorindar Rune Library Team:|
|Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2000, 2:48 AM EDT by Llemandrell (Europa)|
|Aye der....you interested?|
|This mysterious report comes from an unnamed thief: |
Hail all, I'm a thief and I be proud of et. I don't fight much but I sneak's better den any of em. Anyvaz I got's to sneaking around a old crypt and found meself in a writing room of sorts. Well being the man I am, I took a look see around. Well I found me a book and reconized some of da names in it. Now im thinking I could sell dis here book for a perty penny to the right people or I could use it for me next fire. Up to you folks out der. If you want it let da word out and I be comin to yu. Im adding a bit of the text just to wet yur whistle.Indeed, a mystery...
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 11:50 PM EDT by Nadia (GreatLakes)|
|Grandmaster of Scavenger Hunts|
|Sunday evening the village of Kinship rededicated a statue located just behind the tavern on the main road.|
Cuchulain ap'Kes, a founding member of the town, spoke of the town's longevity despite the many times of adversity it and her citizens had faced. Also speaking at the dedication, and echoing the same sentiments, were Aeryk ap'Dalaigh, Ari ni'Dalaigh, and Kith Kanan.
The ceremony wasn't focused on the past traumas however, but instead on a message of peace and good will that has been a hallmark of Kinship Village since its inception. This is reflected in the inscription on the plaque at the statue.
"Dedicated to everyone past, present, and future, who contributes to the peace and longevity of Kinship Village."
After the lady of peace statue had been officially introduced, Kith Kanan directed everyone to the nearby fields for some games.
The first game was to run 1000 logs from one end of the arena to the other. There was an unlimited amount of trips allowed, but you could not set down the logs anywhere but on the recieving table. The event was timed and shortest time won. Julia started off the event with a time of 1 minute 16 seconds, which then held first place all the way through the last contestant, Cuchulain ap'Kes, who won with a time of 1:10. Bosula came in third with Antilles and Rook trailing.
The next game was a race wherein one person of a two man team ran to retrieve a specific fruit from crates at the far end. Whichever team grabbed the least of the named fruit lost the round and dropped out, the last team in wins. Cuchulain ap'Kes and Julia, the people who had taken 1st and 2nd in the previous game, teamed up and won this game as well. Loic Talecaster and Brianna Rosmar, both of The House of Rosmar, took second, and Ari ni'Dalaigh and Raina took third.
The last game is an ongoing one. It is the biggest, and daresay strangest, scavenger hunt ever. The 100 items in the list were announced that night and the next day this press release on the event was sent in.
The Grandmaster of Scavenger HuntsI would recommend doing this as a team since there are many items that would certainly be easiest retrieved with friends along. Good luck to all those teams and individuals attempting the hunt and I look forward to hearing of the winner!
Here is the list for any wishing to attempt the prize:
1. A weapon of vanquishing (including cleavers, pickaxes etc)
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 10:17 PM EDT by Obsidion (Catskills)|
|Robbery in East Britian|
|Hail all, this report just in.... |
It saddens me to report that last eve a robbery occurred at the Britain Incantations and Enchantments Shop, in East Britain in Felucia. The Master Herbalist, Ezzar reported that some very special, magical Sulfuric Ash has been stolen. Ezzar is currently resting from this ordeal.
I will be interviewing Ezzar on Friday, September 1st, 2000, at 11:00pm (AEST), to obtain further details on the theft, and on the nature of the magical herbs stolen.
Captain Stormaul, of the Britain Guardforce
More to come on this I am sure... Rumour has it that this is the fore runner for a event happening in the next few coming weeks.
Von Ravend, Stratics Oceania Reporter
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 9:26 PM EDT by Von Ravend (Oceania)|
|The Council of Darkness (A Trammel Alliance post)|
|The Council of Darkness|
"....Bah! The Loyalists have crumbled and are of no consequence to us", Syszygy Darklock interjected. The glowing red pin-points of light that were the undead Queen's eyes flared at the interruption and Syszygy felt Nazaar at his side, tense in readiness to defend. Syszygy stared at the undead queen. "I put it to all of you here that the few remaining members of the Loyalist faction who would still seek to stand by the puppet, Lord British, are weakened and demoralised, having not won a single battle against either the Regency or Royalist forces. Intelligence reports indicate they now seek to move from British's side and hide under the skirts of either Boric or Malek's forces. The Royalist and Regency factions are the only groups that should concern us now."
A chorus of agreement and nodding of heads from the others at the table in the dimly lit meeting hall broke the tension. Leena, Queen of the undead LoD, Legion of the Damned seemed to accept this and the glowing red points of her eyes dimmed somewhat. Nazgul of U*D The Undead leaned to Leena and spoke something to her. The noise from the gathering at the table and bandages covering his likely lipless mouth prevented Syszygy from picking up was said.
Looking around the table it was an impressive assembly of dark forces. Leena, Queen of LoD and Mateo by her side. Nazgul of U*D. The forces of the undead were formidable allies indeed. Narcissus, new on the scene and full of grim promise. What drives him? Syszygy wondered and made note to investigate this creature further. Kiana Edoline, dark priestess of T*F fingered the holy symbol Syszygy had recently returned her. Syszygy mused at the pantomime that was her death, played out in an effort to distract some of the attention away from those who persecuted her. Sindra Soulblade, also of T*F. Many a battle had she fought with the Night Reavers against the Alliance forces. Her Drow heritage binding here to them as it bound them to her. Syszygy admired the slender lines of the woman, graceful and alluring. Dangerous as her skill with the sword was the daemon blood that pumped through her heart - and so wild it made her at times. If took an effort for Syszygy to move on. Artemis of T*F. How they'd relished the moment when Artemis betrayed Ryan, leading him to the ambush they'd devised with Sindra, deep with in the dungeon, Wrong. How they all laughed with glee when Artemis turned on Ryan as they attacked. Korgan G'hat and Belwoois of SOB sat together. Syszygy and his brothers had spoken at length with Korgan and admired the man. There was much darkness within his heart. A lot of potential waiting to be exploited and put to 'good' use. Belwoois... Hmm... Belwoois... Where do you stand in this my mercenary friend? You silence has been bought but does you contract with British still stand? If so, why are you here? You and your men sit on the blade's edge, dangerous in these times, choosing no one side, grey, motivated by greed and the fight. Is that why you're here. Has the thrill of battle out-driven your lust for gold? You'll see war alright, my friend but you'd ally yourself with some who'd seek the total destruction of the lands? You understand that is not what we of N^R seek? Do you see into our plans? Who is being used here I am led to wonder? Damn you, human.
..."We agree then, whilst our numbers are strong we should further bolster our forces and approach the orcs." Nazaar's statement broke Syszygy's contemplative thoughts and brought him back to the conversation.
"I have a fair rapport with the creatures and will approach them with Queen Leena about using Cove as a beachhead. Cove lies closest to the ports of Buccaneer's Den and would be an excellent launching point for our attack." Kiana Adoline volunteered. Another chorus of approvals went up from the table, Syszygy turned to Nazaar and they exchanged a look. This was going well.
"Since the Orcs lost their lands near Yew to Malek's forces they have been hungry for revenge and to reclaim their home. I suggest we ally with them and strike at Malek at Yew, a crippling blow and worthy of the Council's first move." Artemis suggested.
Again a chorus of approvals went up from the table until a sharp hiss broke the revelry. "....ssssss" Leena, queen of the Legion of the Damned hissed until all were silent and attentive. "After the battle with the VKR and more reccccently the lossss againssst CWSSSS and OtR when our attempt to intercccept their tribue caravan failed, we find our numbersss have dwindled and mussst....recruit sssome more sssoldier to our legionsss."
The table was silent until Narcissus spoke up. "If we are to move on Yew then we could march by the graveyard there and...."
"Uselessss...." Leena interrupted, clawing at the great table, digging furrows in the fine wood with her talons, "...the ground hasss been consssecrated by Malek'sss priestsss and thossse few undead that dwell within cannot be reached".
"Then what of the ancient crypts east of the Abbey? Sindra Soulblade suggested. "I have been past there and felt it's dark power. It is well known that the dead within are restless and the Gods-cursed soil is far beyond the powers of Malek's priests to purify."
"Yessss....that would be....sssuitable", Leena replied gleefully, nodding to Mateo and Nazgul.
Syszygy stood at the end of the table. Very well then, we have our plans. Kiana and Leena are to contact the orcs. The rest will muster your forces and gather at Buccaneer's Den. Nazaar, Banak and myself will continue to gather others to our side. XGod, fallen Archon of HE was not here and this must be followed-up as they too would be worthy allies. All going to plan, the dark armies will gather at Buccaneer's Den in two weeks, sail to Cove, join with the Orcs and build a beachhead there. We will then quickly march to the crypts of Yew where the undead forces can rebuild numbers. We then move as one and obliterate Malek's forces in Yew.
The Alliance fools fight amongst themselves. We have fought with and against them and aptly gauged their strengths and weaknesses. This Council of Darkness has grown and formed and is now ready to use that information to destroy them all and bring about the disharmony and discord we mutually seek. I declare this meet over and a success. We should meet again in a week to discuss the progress of our plans. You will be contacted and notified of the next meeting's timing and location.
As one, the fell members of the new Council of Darkness got up and left the room. Syszygy watched them leave and turned to the figure that remained seated at the table.
"...'and bring about the disharmony and discord we mutually seek', indeed." Belwoois spat. "Damn you Drow, what's your game?"
Syszygy tilted his head so the candlelight caught the gleam in his eye and the malicious grin beneath it....
I formally announce a new faction under the Trammel Alliance, The Council of Darkness. It is formed of all dark guilds and individuals who seek the destruction of the Royalist and Regency factions, the virtues and those who would represent them and to corrupt and destroy the lands of Trammel you hold dear. There is nothing you can do to stop us. You are doomed.
[Black Heart, N^R]
More details on this RPG events can be found at http://www.dropbear.com/trammel
Thanks to Syszygy for sending this in, I'm sure his hands hurt after scribing so much.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 8:53 PM EDT by Von Ravend (Oceania)|
|Graveyard Vigil on the Isle of Honesty|
The Moonglow Town Council and Militia will be holding a graveside vigil at the Moonglow Graveyard (25°18'N 133°28'W) of the Trammel facet in order to ward off the repeated undead attacks that have been occurring on Moonglow. The vigil will begin at 9:30pm CST on the evening of Wednesday, August 30th, and will continue until 10:30pm CST.The first event from our friends in the City of Honesty if I'm not mistaken! Should be a great chance to meet the new council while at the same time smashing and bashing a few nasty zombies! Sounds good to me!
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 8:05 PM EDT by Nadia (GreatLakes)|
|Chaos vs. Order!|
|All out war! Thursday, August 31st at 7 pm EST.|
For the first time in Ultima Online history there will be a grand scale battle between Order and Chaos...the last group standing is victorious...
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 6:15 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|Stratics is looking for Talented Writers|
|Stratics is seeking energetic and articulate volunteers to help update its central site, which is currently under redesign and refocus for a grand reopening sometime next month. This new site will focus on the MMORPG industry as a whole, offering looks at a wide range of games in development as well as news regarding the companies behind those games, and other special features. |
Those selected will gain the privilege to work with a professional news staff. The writing samples can be used from which to start building portfolios, will look good on any business resume, and can help make a nice entry into the gaming/media industry. Applicants should possess the following qualities:
If interested, please email Xander with a brief description of your background, why you wish to be considered for the position, and (most importantly) a writing sample. Note: All writing samples must be pasted into the body of the email or submitted as a URL posted on the web somewhere. No attached files will be accepted.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 5:53 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (GeneralNews)|
|Another Battle for the Cursed Keep!|
|A vulgar looking creature who claimed to represent "da sado clan uruks" passed me this note upon my arrival in Yew today. I was going to ask him who wrote it for him, but before I could get a word out he ran off into the woods yelling the phrase "HOOWAH" |
The Battle for the Cursed Keep will again be held on Sunday, September 3rd. The keep doors will remain locked until 7PM Central Standard Time, and NO ONE, not even orcs, will be allowed into the keep prior to this time.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 4:32 PM EDT by Ford Prefect (SiegePerilous)|
|New @ Stratics|
|Here's a quick look at what's new to the Stratics Network this week: |
Stratics House of Commons This Week
To access Stratics IRC, simply connect to one of the following servers than join the appropriate HOC channel.
The revamping of the Neverwinter Nights Stratics site is almost complete, a few more tweaks and adjustments and it will be ready for prime time!
What will the revamp of the site bring?
Look for the announcement of the revamped site soon!
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 3:16 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (GeneralNews)|
|Pirate Attack on Moonglow|
|A messgae from Arayel |
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 2:42 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Results of Moonglow Council Elections|
|A message from Yoldran. |
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 2:37 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|6th Minoc Horserace|
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 2:32 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Maia Redhaeri Tricked!|
As reported some days ago, a group of pirates approached Maia at the Moonglow Mayor Elections revealing to her, that they captured Sardisha Li'sant and would exchange her for 20.000gp. Maia agreed to meet the pirates at the Skara Brae docks the following Monday evening.
What Maia did nay know though was, that the pirates, lead by Freia, were hired by the town of Spiritwood to trick Maia, to lure her into a trap. The plan was to lead her to the Rangers Hall north of the Skara Brae docks, where little Ivy should steal a book of utmost importance from her, while the Pirates keep Maia occupied and provide an escape for Ivy if she succeeded.
Yesterday evening a group of Pirates gathered at the appointed meeting place at the docks, while another party hid at the Rangers Hall, waiting patiently for Maia's appearance. Over the time more and more people arrived at the docks though, and the plan seemed to be endangered since the newcomers did nay know about it and thought the pirates indeed had captured Sardisha. The pirates tried to explain the situation without revealing too much of the carefully crafted plan, though the gathered people of course were suspicious. After a while a detachment of the Guardsmen Militia arrived at the scene, suspiciously keepin an eye on the pirates.
It grew later and later, though nay a sign of Maia was to be seen. Apparently she would nay approach the pirates with that many unknown folk around, so people started to take cover near the docks.
Finally, night already had settled in, Maia arrived at the docks. Approaching the pirates, she asked to see Sardisha immediatly, though the pirates, eager to lay hand on gold promised to 'em started to snoop Maia for the gold. When they were satisfied they lead her away from the docks, up the road to the north, while a crowd of people was following behind.
Then everything happened very fast. After Maia entered the hall, Ivy who'd been hiding in the shadows acted quickly, took the book from Maia's backpack and started, protected by Kain Stormraven, to dash for the exit. The gathered crowd, too occupied by the events surrounding em, did nay witness those three little figures escaping from the house. Ivy, followed by Darcy, the tillerman of the pirate's ship, rushed towards the sea, boarding the waiting boat heading for the open sea ... to safety.
Back at the Ranger's Hall hell broke loose. Maia, attacked by the gathered crowd by fierce blows and deadly magic, could nay fend em off and finally collapsed. But, emerging from her body, roaring and ravaging, a wyvern as large as a dragon appeared, instantly attacking those who slew her. A many men died within the hall, and it seemed the Wyvern, which apparently is Maia's spirit animal would be victorious. Someone in the crowd though, I think it might have been Yoldran, warned the people: "She will raise in her human form again, if ye slay the beast!". The wyvern, throwing back its enormous head seemed to laugh, and stopped defending itself. It did come as expected, the wyvern was slain and from it's dead body Maia appeared again in human form, shouting and cursing, yelling that she will have her revenge.
While the battle at the docks still raged the book was brought to Rilla's tent south of Minoc where the book was shown around and people enjoyed their victory. A little later Rilla arrived and the book was given to her. She thanked everyone for helping her, especially the here of the day ... little Ivy. Then Rilla read from the Book of the Silver Wolf by Sarn Takhista:
An interresting book, that's for sure, revealing much, though little at the same time. Many questions are still left unanswered, but we shall nay give up and aid Rilla wherever we can. Rilla shall be at her tent tonight, at 9pm cet.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 2:29 PM EDT by Pad O'Lion (Europa)|
|Opening of Ulthuan City Will Be Delayed|
|A message from Qurant |
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 2:27 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Stone Workshop to be Given Away Thursday|
|Tesla, Mayor of Humility, sent us the following reminder: |
Greetings all ! There are two announcements I'd like to make today.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 1:51 PM EDT by Pfredd Mudd (Chesapeake)|
|Recent Connection Issues|
|Melantus posted the following on the UO.com Connectivity Forum, concering the recent connection issues:|
I have made a couple of posts about the recent connection issues, and have already messaged Tyrant about them. I think we have a couple of different things going on here. The first are reported connection problems and lag (mainly on LS but I've also seen Atlantic and Pacific mentioned) from about 2 weeks ago or so. The other was a problem that occurred last week where a major fiber optic cable in Georgia (USA) was cut by some work crews. The repair of that took several hours and affected substantial section of the internet. Traffic had to be re-routed around this break, which meant for more conjested internet traffic lanes on other areas.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 1:49 PM EDT by Sambolc (GeneralNews)|
|Zyrn Captures Jared and the Staff|
| Mayor Soloman sent us the following disturbing news: |
Zyrn has struck again! The news is dire indeed. It seems he has captured Jared and along with him, the Staff of Tempest's. Now that he has the staff he may have the power to defeat the benevolent dragon Zephyr, and destroy Aryslan. Zyrn gave Aryslan 24 hours to surrender! What ever shall we do?
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 1:42 PM EDT by Pfredd Mudd (Chesapeake)|
|Signs of Life|
| Johari sent us the following interesting information: |
While doing a bit of exploring on the Isle of Moonglow, my mate JOHN discovered a patch of poppies growing. Normally a patch of poppies would not be odd, but we were in Felluca!!! We discussed the patch for a few minutes and the possiblities his find raises.I took a trip to Felucca, to verify that there are indeed signs of rebirth on Moonglow, and indeed there are. The poppies are located near the Sorcerer's Guild, on SE Moonglow.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 1:35 PM EDT by Pfredd Mudd (Chesapeake)|
|Bards and Booze: A Surefire Combination for Fun!|
|This just in from our friends at the Silver Stag Tavern: |
On August 30th, and every subsequent Wednesday at 7pm CST (5pm PST), the Trammel-based Silver Stag Tavern hosts "Bardic Circle," a round table night for storytellers, poets, and the discussion of topics in Britannia. Refreshments and food will be sold at this event by local bartenders, while bards share tales of adventure, romance, and wonder around the rustic settings of the Silver Stag.More information about the Silver Stag and directions can be found at The Silver Stag Tavern, (www.stas.net/silverstag/index.html). Sounds like good times to me!
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 12:57 PM EDT by Nadia (GreatLakes)|
|The Battle of Sanctuary|
As the sun slowly set a chill fell over the defenders of Sanctuary. You could almost feel the tension in the air as we waited for the Army of Darkness to come. Hour after hour we waited with restless clanks of armor, the low murmur of voices and the occasional roar of a dragon filling the air.Congratulations, brave soldiers of Sanctuary! May your search for the amulet yield such a positive outcome. Details to come on the party!
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 12:13 PM EDT by Nadia (GreatLakes)|
|OSI cancels free accounts|
|Volunteers were shocked when they received the following letter from|
Jack Wood, External Support Coordinator for Origin Systems:
Due to changes in the industry regarding volunteers, effective
September 30, 2000, OSI will no longer provide free player accounts
or other added value to members of all UO Volunteer Programs."
billing option for your account prior to October 1st, 2000. To do this:
2. Select the option to "Modify Existing Account"
3. Again, select the option to "Modify An Account"
4. Log in using your current 'comped' account name and password
5. Select the option to "Set Up a Monthly Billing Plan"
6. Enter your updated account and billing information
We will be mailing volunteers a revised Terms of Service for those
that wish to remain in the Counselor program. In order to continue
to participate as a volunteer, you will need to sign and return this
ToS along with a photocopy of your driver's license or other ID that
can verify your age."
and only reward counselors received for their help and service.
However, leading Counselors try to get in touch with Origin to find a
new way to reward the volunteers, in order to keep up the outstanding
customer support in the future.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 11:49 AM EDT by Casanova (GeneralNews)|
|Party on with the Men-in-Blue!|
Hello Citizens of Great Lakes!
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 11:28 AM EDT by Nadia (GreatLakes)|
|Drachenfels Housing Contest|
|The following announcement was found on the Stratics Drachenfels Board : |
The Drachenfels decorating contest for this year is started... it will be running thru to the end of October and all are welcome to come. The contest it :Malfus is also looking for impartial reputable judges. If you feel you are the right person for this, please contact him.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 6:33 AM EDT by Bel d'Ajoor (Drachenfels)|
|New Siege Reporter On Board|
|Greetings fine veterans of Britannia,|
In my many travels throughout the universe, I have never seen a place quite so interesting as the world that you call Siege Perilous. I am told that only the most skilled and experienced warriors stand even a chance of survival in this land and, therefore, I intend to spend a great deal of time here so that I might see for myself how true warriors should behave themselves. It is vitally important that I get the most accurate information possible on this subject to complete my journals. So, I will be looking to you, the citizens of this land, to help provide me with the best information possible on important events and issues that go on here. In turn, I will gladly share my observations with you here so that, in the end, we will find ourselves collectively much wiser.
Also, in my journeys, I always make a special effort to frequent as many pubs and taverns as possible so that I can... eh... rate and document them. So far, the best guide I have found to places of this nature has been compiled here by the Pirates of the Codex If you have more information to share about this or any other types of establishments, I would love to hear about it.
|Posted on Monday, August 28, 2000, 10:51 PM EDT by Ford Prefect (SiegePerilous)|
|How to Capture Giddeon Night|
|It is often hard to determine how one can do things in terms of game mechanics and manage to role play certain activities. Capturing a person is certainly one of those things since we are limited to peace or war modes, not 'grab the arm and give them a half nelson' mode. Because of that and with so much interest and concern surrounding the death of Dove and the substansial reward offered for the capture of the murder suspect, Giddeon Night, this information has been offered to explain the circumstances for his capture.|
Some concern has been expressed about a number of issues surrounding the Dove Murder plot in regards to the reward for Giddeon Night. I thought it might help those seeking the reward, especially those new to role play and some of the methods role players use to simulate "capture".I hope it clears things up and good luck to those seeking this reward.
|Posted on Monday, August 28, 2000, 9:59 PM EDT by Obsidion (Catskills)|
|KoB Wedding Bells|
|Posted on Monday, August 28, 2000, 9:41 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Grimoire Fight Night Results|
|WHOA!! Guess who won Grimoire's Tempest Event?! This was a 1 vs. 1, generously sponsored by Tempest, who donated his winnings from previous Grimoire Events.|
1st place: Tempest
2nd place: Castro
3rd place: Homer
The turnout of fighters was so large, we almost had a new Grimoire record! Unfortunately, two fighters disappeared along the course of the event, forcing them to forfeit their match during the semi-final round.
Adam Ant and members of his guild, GUL, graced us with their presence and a few GUL members also participated in the event.
Everyone did VERY well and hats off to the fighters!! The competition was extremely tough and I must admit that the fighters are raising the caliber of the dueling to a higher level. Good job!
Last but not least, many thanks to the Grimoire staff. Big thank yous to Mianoumi, Mishra, Kelly Kindred, Lost, LeeLu, and Cardinal Kryx. The event ran so smoothly due to your presence.
It was a lot of fun and I hope to see you all next week =o)
|Posted on Monday, August 28, 2000, 7:54 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|AOL Legends: Reporters Wanted|
|Ug Hummies! |
One day, not so long ago, I was just a simple orc with a scholary interest in the hummie language. I was a target (for ridicule and thrown objects) to hummies and orcs alike. Now, mere months later, I am a high profile editor for this very shard! What happened, you ask?
Simple! I took my knack for writing and parlayed it into an exciting career as a reporter for UOSS stratics. Well, perhaps "career" is a strong choice of words for a volunteer profession, but it sure beats mining in terms of keeping the mind alive.
Perhaps writing for UOSS AOL Legends can help you achieve a new life! I am currently looking for active, talented citizens of our shard to supplement our outstanding two-humanoid team of top-notch Ultima Online reporters. As a volunteer you are required to:
Good luck to all applicants and Praise Minax!
|Posted on Monday, August 28, 2000, 7:25 PM EDT by Ithunk (LegendsAOL)|
|Bad Karma PvP Tourney|
|It is time again for Another Bad Karma PvP tourney. Same rules as usual, 1 on 1 pvp. We will be having these just about every Tuesday night at 10 pm Pacific time. Our last tourney was a great success and we hope to see more of you out on the battle field again. For more information on our town location plz visit www.welcome.to/blackcomb |
*6 potions per fight
*NO poisoned weapons
*No magic weapons
*NO summoning creatures
*Staff of Bad Karma reserve right to apply any rules that may come as needed. All issues will be resolved after the fights. The Fight Ref will make all final calls.
WE invite all order and chaos to come and REPRESENT!!! Tournament is open to all. Entry fee 2k
1st place-50% of total entry fee loot
2nd place-35% of total entry fee loot
3rd place-15% of total entry fee loot
Bad Karma Staff
|Posted on Monday, August 28, 2000, 7:20 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|Trinsic Flee Market|
|Ug Hummies! |
The following event was reported on the UO Calender of Events.
The Brotherhood of the Arcane is sponsoring a Trinsic Flee Market on September 2 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm EST. Read on for details:
"Ok all you folks who love the city of Trisnic (sic) it's time to come back to your city and have some fun and make some cash at the same time. Looking for that special sword or just in need of some fish steaks? Well here's your chance to buy sell trade and role play. Guilds can also set up for recuiting."The event is listed as being a "beginner" event, so presumably you can find it on Trammel. One thing we orcs aren't short of is fleas, so you can be sure I'll be there trying to share them with you and your livestock.
|Posted on Monday, August 28, 2000, 7:03 PM EDT by Ithunk (LegendsAOL)|
|Client Patch 2.00f Update (DirectX 7.0)|
|The following was just posted to FYI on the UO.com website: |
Client Patch 2.00f Update
|Posted on Monday, August 28, 2000, 6:59 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|The City of Churches|
The call has come out from Tuatha De Dannan, Master Alchemist located in Adelaide, South Australia for interested parties for a in a Players Meet.
As yet there is no date set, but this is a request for people interesting in having a meet to email him and then arrangements can be made as to When and Where.
Tuatha can be contacted on email of: [email protected]
So, good luck with getting an Adelaide Players Luncheon under way, both Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney ones have gone down a treat.
Von Ravend, Oceania Stratics Reporter
|Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2000, 9:15 PM EDT by Von Ravend (Oceania)|
|Your going to need a bigger boat!!!|
|Hail to all, |
I am scribing this down here in a effort to alert the good Fisherfolk of Oceania of a dangerous threat in the already treacherous waters of Brittania. One of our contractors has recently approached me with news regarding the already dangerous Sea Serpents that inhabit the deep waters of our fair land. This is the parchment I received....
"It......It was big. Twas no matter, I'd dealt with that kind of thing before. The colours of the creature were a pale blue, indicating to me the Serpent had followed my line from the deepest ocean bed. I quickly threw down the line, and drew the crossbow which I had strapped across my back. Then, before I even fired, I was wracked with extreme heat! I'd heard of magic's like these being cast by Gazers, and Gargoyles, but this was a SERPENT!!!.
Without a second thought, I yelled at my Tillerman to unfurl the sail, and I quickly sped away from the monster, attempting in vain to bandage my wounds. It followed for a short time, but then seemed to tire of the chase and disappeared from my view.
So, in light of these events, I hereby petition for an increase in salary, including a danger payment of......."
So, is it that the Serpents of the Deep are getting stronger? Our Outriders are currently compiling more information on this phenomenon. We shall report more..
Master of Langley (CIA)
Thanks for that Rogan,
Von Ravend, Oceania Stratics Reporter
|Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2000, 8:42 PM EDT by Von Ravend (Oceania)|
|Trade School of Britianna|
|Are you tired of spending all your time stuck in your tower pouring over tomes of acrane lore, with no one to admire all your knowledge? Are you a retired blacksmith who wants to teach the next generation the tricks of the trade? Do you just know how to survive in a world of cut-throats and theives? Well, if you have any knowledge to share to a class, this is for you!!!|
I am starting a school in the Lyaceum in Moonglow in Felucca. If this venture is successful, we will be expanding into Trammel as well. If you feel that you would make a good teacher, or have any suggestions at all, please feel free to e-mail me Ng of the HCD
|Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2000, 7:02 PM EDT by BeBadd (GreatLakes)|
|2nd "Champions of Britannia" Tourney Slated|
|Greetings, fellow travelers! |
It's my distinct pleasure to bring you this latest message from the esteemed Marco Polo. The second "Champion of Britannia" tourney has been scheduled. Warriors and battle mages from across the land are invited to test their prowess in the pits of Jhelom! For further information, read on, pilgrims.
Greetings Adventurer's. It comes that time again, the time for a Swordsman take out his blade and sharpen it back to life. It is time for the studious mage to refresh her knowledge in the arcane arts. It is time for the wandering bard to visit the lands of Felucca inside the Jhelom Fighting Pits, to prepare a tale of valor and glory from a tournament know as the Champions of Britannia. Yes, friends, the second tournament of one of Sosaria's greatest events! I, Marco Polo, will be your host once again to see who is the mightiest person of all the lands. As things stand from the last tournament, Comedus, Guildmaster of Gladiators holds the title as Champion of Britannia. The tournament will be held this upcoming weekend on the 2nd of September, at 8 PM CST, and will close all entries at 9 PM CST (basically a one hour window to get a ticket into the match). The fees to enter still are 1k. If you are going to be late, I must be notified 48 hours before the tournament. The latest one can be is 45 mins. The Grand Prize stands at 30k currently, but may be raised due to contributing guilds. I will give an update on the tournament come midweek and the end result of those guilds that have contributed. The rules of the match are the same as the last:
Congratulations to Comedus for taking the first event. It's my understanding that he defeated a battle mage in the final event, to claim the title of "Champion of Britannia". I'd also like to congratulate the mage for a fine showing, but alas, his name has not been supplied to me. (hint, hint)
Until next we meet, safe journeys to you, one and all.
|Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2000, 6:57 PM EDT by Cyn (LegendsAOL)|
|A New Runelibrary|
|A message from Platax Spinnatus |
|Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2000, 1:25 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Orcish Horde Defeated in the South|
|We received the following report from Gideon, which was later confirmed by the Britain guards. |
Hail !Thanks for your report Gideon.
|Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2000, 11:50 AM EDT by Bel d'Ajoor (Drachenfels)|
|Pirates Raid Moonglow!|
|Hail fellow Britanians!|
Grave news reached me from the town of Moonglow. Yesterday evening a large band of Pirates raided the fair town of Moonglow. The marauding mob was led by Kazarin, leader of the Clayne Achyron, a vile pirate who is said to be connected to Maia herself. Unfortunately Kazarin escaped the trap, that was laid out for him, and fled the town, leaving behind a large number of deadly wounded mates. It will surely take some time before Kazarin can muster another crew for his revenge.
|Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2000, 10:40 AM EDT by Pad O'Lion (Europa)|
|Pirates Negotiating with Maia the Gypsie|
|I received this interresting piece of information from an unknown observer at the Moonglow Mayor elections: |
|Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2000, 10:33 AM EDT by Pad O'Lion (Europa)|
|War comes to Felucca!|
|Greetings, fellow travelers! |
This evening, as I was suffering from a bout of greater poison, an arrow riddled pigeon lit upon my faithful horse, Honor. Being a bird of "impeckable manners," (pun intended) said bird waited patiently while I gasped and groaned my way to the safety of a waiting ship. After quaffing a cure potion or two, I relieved the bird of its' message. Sent by Comedus, of the Gladiator Guild, the message was brief and to the point. War has descended upon the barren lands of Felucca! Read on, pilgrims.
Hail and well met! Be it known to all people, that the War faction of the Gladiators has declared war on the evil forces of LoD, or Legion of Death! The Powers of good shall prevail against these misfits. Our forces are far superior in experience and skill if not numbers. Any honorable warrior or magician may join the fight of good and evil on the Felucca facet. If ye follow the Virtues and wish to join this just and worthy struggle, send word to Comedus and I'll forward directions to the New Roman Empire.
I'm sure that blacksmiths across the land rejoice to hear such news. Ith'unk will certainly be beside himself when he learns of this titanic struggle between us "hummies". Stay tuned for further developements.
Until next we meet, safe journeys to you, one and all.
|Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2000, 2:06 AM EDT by Cyn (LegendsAOL)|
|Community Center Vendors Offer Reward|
|Another chapter unfolds in the Giddeon Night saga, with the vendors of the Community Center offering their own reward for the capture of their master's murderer...|
A somberness presided over the small room in Dove the Healer's Community Center, despite the number of occupants. Mercedes, the grandmaster leather merchant, rested her chin on her cupped hands and let out a long sigh. Kerwin, seated next to her, nodded his unspoken agreement. The cloth and clothing vendor, Azina, attempted to avoid the discomfort of current events by looking forlornly out the east facing window.This brings the grand total offered for the arrest of Giddeon Night, also known as Jhubal, to 60,000 gold. More information regarding this manhunt can be found by scrolling down through recent posts.
|Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2000, 1:34 AM EDT by Lady Eve (Catskills)|
|The United Blacksmiths Holding Classes|
|This missive arrived from Theros Ironfeld, a grandmaster in the ranks of the United Blacksmiths of Britannia...|
Tired of running through the woods all day and night, and not finding a thing? Want to settle down a bit, but just don't know what to do with all the free time? Ever thought of becoming a blacksmith, but never got around to it due to a lack of funds and knowlege?Aspiring smiths are encouraged to participate in this event, as the United Blacksmiths of Britannia have become the definitive source for smithing over the years. Best of luck to all students enrolling, and don't forget an apple for the teacher!
|Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2000, 1:23 AM EDT by Lady Eve (Catskills)|
|Grizwald's and Andariel's wedding was incorrectly posted as being at 9pm tonight PST. It is 10pm PST at the YMCA. |
We apologize for any inconvenience.
|Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2000, 11:59 PM EDT by Tyril (Sonoma)|
|GL Wedding Engagement|
I would like to announce that my good friend, Aureal Glimmermoon of the Cult of the Azure Dragon, and Alabaster Slade of the Black Company are engaged and going to get married, the date has not been set yet but I will keep everyone updated on the wedding. Congratulations and good luck to you both.
|Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2000, 10:43 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Farland Clan Party|
Hail Great Lakes!
|Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2000, 9:38 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Two Hearts, Two Worlds to Join|
| A wedding of unusual elements will be held tonight at the YMCA as Grizwald and the Orc Andariel exchange vows of love. The wedding will be at 9pm Pacific Standard time. Gifts are not required, but appreciated. Please come and share the joy of Grizwald and Andariel as they prove two races can live in peace, when love is a factor.|
See you there!
|Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2000, 9:10 PM EDT by Tyril (Sonoma)|
|Stumbull Opening a Success!|
|Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2000, 7:40 PM EDT by Nephalia D'laine (GreatLakes)|
|Moonglow to Host Virtues Event|
|An invitiation from the city of Moonglow. |
As the tide of light and darkness toils back and forth, please take a moment to stop in to hear one side of the story. The City State of MoonGlow will be holding a sermon on the Virtues. This week will touch on the Virtue of Sacrifice and the sacrifice of the soldier Garner. The Church is located south of the MTC Head Quarters on the pennisula.Thank you for the word Cerdic.
|Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2000, 7:06 PM EDT by Aleph Aeirs (Atlantic)|
|BNN - An Invitation to the Feast of Spirits|
|This recently appeared in the BNN on the UO.com website: |
Lord Agnacio Aug 20 2000 5:05PM
|Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2000, 3:53 PM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Baja)|
|BNN - Skara Brae Faire Grounds Constructed|
|This recently appeared in the BNN on the UO.com website: |
By: Hank Danger Aug 15 2000 7:53PM
|Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2000, 3:49 PM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Baja)|
|Despise Outfitters Temporarily Closing Shop|
The time hath come.Thankye, Riccardo, for this announcement.
|Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2000, 3:40 PM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Baja)|
|Valhallen Legion Chicken Fight Today at 9pm PST|
The Valhallan Legion is proud to present a CHICKEN FIGHT on the 26th of August, next Saturday at 9pm Pacific Time!
|Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2000, 3:28 PM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Baja)|
|A Governing Body In Britain.|
|Proposal To Forming A Governing Body In Britain|
To the honorable Lord British and Knights of the noblest order of Britain, I bring forth this proposal.
|Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2000, 2:38 PM EDT by BeBadd (GreatLakes)|
|Grand Opening at the Kangaroo Saloon|
|This announcement arrived regarding the grand opening of two new establishments, to be held on Saturday evening...|
Taull Stranger and Charlie Tuna are pleased to announce the opening of their new store, Outback Outfitters, and pub, the Kangaroo Saloon. All Catskills residents are invited to attend the grand opening celebration this Saturday, August 26, starting at 10pm EST.Sounds like a good time, with plenty of chances to take home something valuable for free. The proprietors would appreciate your support!
|Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2000, 2:31 PM EDT by Lady Eve (Catskills)|
|T2A Upgrade for Everyone|
|Thanks to Xariov for sharing a copy of the letter he just received from OSI offering to upgrade his UO Account to include the T2A Lands (Papua/Delucia) for free. Here is the relevan't paragraph: |
"We are currently optimizing our game to support the T2A (The Second Age) client only. Our records indicate that you have not yet upgraded to the T2A version. At this time, we are offering to supply you with the T2A CD free of charge. To ensure that you receive the CD, you need to be sure that your shipping/billing address in our Account Management System is accurate."No word yet on exactly what this may mean for gameplay, but when we find out we'll make sure to let you know!
|Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2000, 2:00 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|UOCC Chat Log Posted|
|The complete log of the Eighteenth UO Celebrity chat with Three Companions has been posted, and is available from the UO House of Commons web site.|
|Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2000, 12:07 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (CommunityNews)|
|The Grand Opening of the Knights Rest Tavern|
|We received this notice from Arthur, a cook and bartender for the Knights Rest Tavern...|
I would like to announce the Grand Opening of the Knights Rest Tavern, to be held at 1:00pm EST this Sunday, August 27th.Citizens are encouraged to stop by and support this new establishment. The proprietors will appreciate your patronage!
|Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2000, 10:34 AM EDT by Lady Eve (Catskills)|
|Staff of Tempest's Finally Found!|
| Jamlyn Hakkendyn sent us the following: |
A man by the name of Todd came into Aryslan one evening while we were planning our nightly trasure hunt. He clamed he had a map of his that needed done, so we decided to help him do it.
|Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2000, 9:46 AM EDT by Pfredd Mudd (Chesapeake)|
|Zyrn the Elementalist|
| The Nex Lords sent us the following: |
While in the Lich Lord room, Zyrn the Elementalist appeared and threatened Lost Wun and Angel Eyes. He told them to leave at once. Since they were being attacked by a Lich Lord and not knowing Zyrn's strength, they were forced to flee.
|Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2000, 9:40 AM EDT by Pfredd Mudd (Chesapeake)|
|Wedding of the Century|
| We recently received this invitation: |
Wedding of the Century! Come one, Come all!
|Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2000, 7:58 AM EDT by Pfredd Mudd (Chesapeake)|
|Kinship Village Dedication Festival Reminder|
|This letter arrived unsigned, regarding the rededication festival to be held in Kinship this Sunday, the 27th...|
"For reasons that will be explained at the start of the festival, the founders of Kinship Village have decided to rededicate the lovely statue that sits behind the Kinship Village Hall.
This sounds like an incredible event, and all citizens are encouraged to attend! If you don't know where Kinship is, follow the road leading east out of mainland Skara Brae to locate it.
|Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2000, 3:43 AM EDT by Lady Eve (Catskills)|
|Wandering Healers Disappearing Near Vesper|
|The following report came to us courtesy of Thomas Dillan, a member of the Vesper City Government...|
The Vesper City Government has recently been faced with a problem that has upset many adventurers and caused companies to lose a lot of money. The whole trouble started a few months ago, with the disappearance of wandering healers slightly north and east of Vesper city.This report is disturbing in its implications. Citizens are encouraged to assist the Vesper City Government in any way they can, regarding these mysterious murders.
|Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2000, 1:20 AM EDT by Lady Eve (Catskills)|
|Leif's Reagent Auction Announced|
|The following announcement was sent to use by Leif of the Order of the Griffon, regarding an upcoming reagent auction...|
On September 4th (Labor Day), Leif's First Annual Reagent Auction will be held, at the following locations:There are incredible lots up for sale at this auction, including quantities of 20,000 of each reagent! For more information, including details regarding a possible silent auction, please refer to the Griffon Ironworks skypage.
|Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2000, 1:09 AM EDT by Lady Eve (Catskills)|
|Information Revealed Regarding Giddeon Night|
|This missive was sent to us by Dove Healer, regarding the fugitive murderer known as Giddeon Night...|
A bottle of wine, a round of strong Vesper cheese, and a copy of the previous day's town crier sheet. Well stocked for several hours of comfort, Giddeon Night laid back against the large river oak. He set the champagne flute close at hand on one of the flatter roots that held the tiny island together somewhere off the coast of Trinsic. He sampled the cheese with a connoisuer's palate and settled into a little light reading. "Rewards for Giddeon Night Reach 50,000" His eyes narrowed as he skimmed over the print. He paused to fill his glass, then continued down the page.This is a wonderful opportunity for those interested in becoming involved in a tale they can help write. Best of luck to all who become part of the manhunt, and it is my personal hope that the man known as Giddeon Night is brought to justice for his crimes.
|Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2000, 12:38 AM EDT by Lady Eve (Catskills)|
|Lake Superior Test|
|The following was just posted to FYI on the UO.com website: |
Lake Superior Test
|Posted on Friday, August 25, 2000, 10:55 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|UO World Faire and UWO: ORIGIN External Test|
|The following was just posted to What's New on the UO.com website: |
UO World Faire and UWO: ORIGIN External Test
|Posted on Friday, August 25, 2000, 10:52 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|ImaNewbie - Episode #120|
|ImaNewbie is at it again. Here's what he's offering this week: |
***ImaNewbie does Britannia*** New 'toon, New Enquirer!
|Posted on Friday, August 25, 2000, 10:49 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (CandidCoverage)|
|Ultima Online Meets Seven Samurai?|
|Gamespy has done a nice Ultima Online themed story on their website. Here is what they have to say about it: |
Ultima Online Meets Seven Samurai?
|Posted on Friday, August 25, 2000, 10:46 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (CandidCoverage)|
|Client Patch 2.00f|
|The following was just posted to FYI on the UO.com website: |
Client Patch 2.00f
|Posted on Friday, August 25, 2000, 10:43 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|Location of Basils Temple|
Just an update for the people looking to be jurors at the Mr.Crabbs case and other cases for TCS. The Temple Basil was talking about was the Temple of the Black One...
|Posted on Friday, August 25, 2000, 8:25 PM EDT by BeBadd (GreatLakes)|
|The Final Battle for Sanctuary.|
As the battle nears the end Jon sheathes his sword and surveys the carnage. Citizens and Allies of Sanctuary, and Orcs and Cult members lay dead or dying in the streets.
OOC:Saturday Night the battle for Sanctuary begins, an Epic battle of Good vs. Evil. Which side will win ,no one knows but it will be a battle to be talked about for ages. We ask if you come as a spectator please stay out of the way of the combatants.
Keep up on the battle on our board
Jon von Darkmoor
Ranger of Sanctuary
|Posted on Friday, August 25, 2000, 6:35 PM EDT by BeBadd (GreatLakes)|
|New Event at the Mercenary Inn|
|The Mercenary Inn will be holding a Writers Contest in the coming weeks! |
All aspiring or accomplished authors are encouraged to pen their works in a purple book, and submit it to the Mercenary Inn's staff to be judged. Winners will get 5,000-15,000 gold pieces (based on placing). In addition, the 1st place winner will receive a random rare item. Also, all winners will have their book put on display at the Inn. Visit the Mercenary Inn Website for further details.
Also, a reminder that the auction set to be held last week, and postponed due to server issues, will take place Tonight at 8:00PM PST. Look further down this page our our previous items regarding this auction.
|Posted on Friday, August 25, 2000, 6:21 PM EDT by Ceryx Cybium (Sonoma)|
|A Call to Orcs|
|While walking to a tavern this morning, I found this note on the ground. It was attributed only to a young scribe: |
This map was sketched on the back of the note.
|Posted on Friday, August 25, 2000, 6:11 PM EDT by Ceryx Cybium (Sonoma)|
|Prince Lothar, of Aryslan, sent us the following: |
Just a quick remonder of the Aryslan pvP Tournament. It is scheduled for 4PM Eastern time on Saturday, August 26th.
|Posted on Friday, August 25, 2000, 4:48 PM EDT by Pfredd Mudd (Chesapeake)|
|Treasure Maps Quests updated|
|Khal'abbil of Europa did a complete check-up of the Treasure Maps Quests. You will find all the latest changes to the treasure hunter profession, such as the different way to use a treasure map while digging for treasure, as well as minimum skills needed, where to find maps and what to expect when opening treasure chests. |
Thanks Khal'abbil !
|Posted on Friday, August 25, 2000, 4:18 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (GeneralNews)|
|New Weekly PvP Tourney|
|Hail all ! I found the following information on uo.com's Event Calendar : |
Nazgul (icq=60193301) has set up a homepage for this event and wishes to organize it... well... weekly. It will take place on Felucca near Vesper, starting on Saturday the 26th (tomorrow) at 2am CET (7pm Central US Time, 1am BST). I can't say much more, you will get all the information you need there, such as rules and so on, and you can contact him if you have any question.
Have fun !
|Posted on Friday, August 25, 2000, 3:48 PM EDT by Bel d'Ajoor (Drachenfels)|
|Vendor Calculator 3.2.1 released|
|We just received the following announcement from Balberith: |
after receiving feedback about the "send text to UO window" option not
working correct any more I have just released VCalc version 3.2.1
including a fix for that. You may download the tool at:
Version 4.0 is still in the making and will come (the plan is a
release around Nov) with a totally new look and feel and basically
all the stuff included that one could sell - won't be a freebee
|Posted on Friday, August 25, 2000, 2:55 PM EDT by Casanova (CommunityNews)|
|We're a little slow......|
|I wish to apologize to Tesla and everyone else for posting this so late. The only excuse I can offer is that all of the reporters here on Chesapeake have been pretty busy in real life as of late. Again I'm sorry.|
|Posted on Friday, August 25, 2000, 2:29 PM EDT by Joe Woodwright (Chesapeake)|
|The workers of the fair town Spiritwood sent this note:|
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!Thank you for notifying!
|Posted on Friday, August 25, 2000, 12:11 PM EDT by Llemandrell (Europa)|
|Vesper Citizens Fear for Their Lives|
|A message from the Free Vesper Militia |
|Posted on Friday, August 25, 2000, 6:08 AM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|The Arcadian First and Only Lowers its Banner|
|Tonight The Arcadian First and Only lowered its brilliant purple flag for the last time. All were gathered about the Lord General Ibram Gaunt as he gently folded his homeland's banner |
and placed it into a satin lined case, to be sealed forever.
All watched solemnly as The General cermoniously burned the cape and sash of Adjutant Major Raistlia as a symbol of finality.
Many were misty-eyed as Gaunt spoke of fond memories and his pride in his army of brave souls who fought war after war couragously at his side.
But where do these brave souls go now?
Many have decided to carry on the tradition of 1st and create their own troops, thus spreading the tradition even wider throughout Britannia..
The Major has created her own troop, Knights of Arcadia, filled with honorable men and women who are dedicated to defending innocents throughout our lands.
Arcadian 2nd and Last has been founded by Pimp Daddy Miner and Grizwald. These men and women also fight to keep justice alive.
There many more borne like a phoenix out of the ashes of 1st's ending, thus keeping this majestic army alive in a sense, in the hearts and minds of its soldiers.
Although these soldiers are no longer under one banner, they still hold the same beliefs in loyalty dedication, and honor, three traits highly valued in all beings of Britannia. May these beliefs live on.
Keep Thy Faith
|Posted on Friday, August 25, 2000, 5:39 AM EDT by Tyril (Sonoma)|
|UO World Faire News|
|Angel Storm of UOC sent us the following information on the coming UO World Faire to be held in Texas.|
|Posted on Friday, August 25, 2000, 5:00 AM EDT by Joe Woodwright (Chesapeake)|
|ImaTown Pics and Winners|
|The following comes to us from ImaNewbie about his Grand Opening of ImaTown: |
***ImaTown Opening***News, Pics, Lottery Winners, more...!
|Posted on Friday, August 25, 2000, 2:25 AM EDT by Joshua Rowan (CandidCoverage)|
|Stratics UWO:Origin House of Commons Chat|
Origin Stratics is pleased to announce an Origin House of Commons scheduled for Wednesday, August 30th, at 7pm CST in #uwohoc. Members of the design team for Ultima Worlds Online: Origin will be onhand to answer your questions. The topic will be announced prior to the event.
To join the conference, simply boot your favorite IRC client and type /join #uwohoc after connecting to one of the following servers. Or, make use of our Stratics Java Client.
|Posted on Friday, August 25, 2000, 2:23 AM EDT by Joshua Rowan (CommunityNews)|
|Grand Opening of The Tavern of The Sea|
The Tavern of the Sea announces the grand opening on Fri, Sep 1st.Thank you!
|Posted on Friday, August 25, 2000, 2:14 AM EDT by Llemandrell (Europa)|
|Sunday Sunday Sunday....|
The traveler entered Hawk's Nest Tower, seeking refreshment and refuge. Greeting him was Captain Hook, Fleet Purser of FCB. As the traveler brushed the dirt of the Trammel road from his tunic, he told Hook he had walked from Skara Brae, seeking the treasures of the realm. "I tell you, sir, I have heard of many strange new objects throughout the land--green fishing nets, buckets, baskets and the like. I have been seeking them for my master who wishes to purchase rare objects, as well as majik weapons and armor of high quality."
|Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2000, 9:10 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Come Join Fun At Final Justice Tower!|
On August 31st at 8:00 pm CST two events will be held at the Final Justice tower in Yew located at 44o 7'N, 26o 9'E on the Felucca facet.
|Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2000, 9:01 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Sanctuary in need of a Jury.|
|Basil sits down at his desk in the temple and ponders a thought on his mind. He reaches for a quill and parchment and proceeds to right a message.|
"Dear all citizens of Britannia. During these dangerous times in which the unvirtuous times that the traitors to Sanctuary have caused. In allying myself with Lazereth, he promised councilship. Since then, I have exercised by powers as part of the Council and proceeded with Lazereth's orders. I have arrested Mr. Crabbs on grounds of treason. I will be holding a trial against this man in which I will be the honored judge. I wish to seek only the most virtuous as jurors so that no mistake can be made if these men are truely guilty."
Basil folds up the parchment and hands it to Pirvan. Pirvan looks up with a grin, "M'Lord, I think you made the best decision. We can not let these criminals go unpunished." Basil nods, "Aye, and alert Dark Widow to tighten security around the jail, these brigands may try something." Pirvan gets on his horse and rides off leaving Basil only nodding to himself.
|Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2000, 7:55 PM EDT by BeBadd (GreatLakes)|
|Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2000, 5:09 PM EDT by BeBadd (GreatLakes)|
|FVM Breaks Peace Treaty!|
|Message from Xel'Naga |
|Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2000, 4:00 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Diary Of Nameless One Part 1 Vol 1|
|Diary Of Nameless One Part 1 Vol 1 |
|Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2000, 3:53 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Rewards Offered for the Capture of Giddeon Night|
|This letter came courtesy of Morpheus von Strelitz, of the Knights of Yew, in reference to the murder of Lady Dove...|
"...Enduriel led Azderak and myself to the farm house in Moonglow where he was kept captive by Giddeon Night, also known as Jhubal. When we arrived we were visited by a woman named Faith, who spoke three sentences, the last two heard as follows:A few days later, an additional reward for the apprehension of Giddeon Night was delivered to us by the Town Crier, Tymaron...
"General Drankiotis Sokus, Official of the Crown, has given orders to all guards in the cities of Britannia to be on the lookout for the criminal known as both Jhubal and Giddeon Night. At every moongate and outpost, guards are stopping any individual that resembles the murderer.This murder deserves swift justice, and any citizens skilled in the tracking of fugitives are urged to find this criminal, named Giddeon Night, before he can strike again...
|Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2000, 3:16 PM EDT by Lady Eve (Catskills)|
|Liberalis Fighting Tourney|
|Come one, come all to Liberalis this Saturday night! |
The festivities start at 7pm Pacific Time (That's 10pm Eastern time), and we will be there until everyone either leaves or is dragged off drunk!
We at Liberalis are proud to announce the Second Liberalis Fighting Tournament! There will be animals, people, wyrms, the list goes on! We at Liberalis offer a special thanks to Cad for supplying the animals for us to fight. Your assistance is *greatly* appreciated.
The rules are:
No Magic use allowed, this is a melee tournament
No magical weapons or armor allowed
Potions and bandages are allowed
This night promises to be exciting. And that's not all! There will be a special surprise for all participants at the end of the night....Very special!
We hope to see you in Liberalis!
Once again, the time is 7pm PST, 10pm EST on the Trammel Facet. Gates to Liberalis will be provided shortly before the event at the Britain bank.
|Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2000, 1:44 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|Another Army Attacks Trammel!|
|Another report of spawn attacks on Trammel cities! Keep your eyes peeled! |
I am the Expert Warrior Elrond. As I walked by the bank, the town crier was bellowing: "Mad Mages leading Daemon army towards town from the west HELP!"
|Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2000, 1:09 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Evil Mages Attack Vesper's Cemetary|
|Charlotte sent us the following report :|
Hail !Thanks Charlotte ! Let us hope they will not hurt Britannia more than it is already.
|Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2000, 12:57 PM EDT by Bel d'Ajoor (Drachenfels)|
Greetings and Salutations Good Citizens!
|Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2000, 12:49 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Elect the Volunteers of the Month|
|Raknar, of the Merchants on Tour sent us the following request to the Drachenfels community : |
Hail Friends !And once again, he included a translation :
Hi Freunde !Thanks Raknar ! And all of you, please go and vote. Counselors and Companions are really great chaps, and you should let them know.
|Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2000, 12:37 PM EDT by Bel d'Ajoor (Drachenfels)|
|Rilla Thakista Returns, Bearing a Gift for Spiritwood|
It was a warm summer evening, yesterday in Spiritwood. A group of people had gathered at the Spiritwood Tavern to say farewell to Aaron Ravenheart, who leaves for a for a long journey to lands afar. The group enjoyed their ale and food and talked of adventures they had mastered in the past. Slowly it grew dark outside, when Rilla Thakista entered the Tavern. Been away to gather information about her lost father and Maia's plans, we were glad to see her again and welcomed her warmly. To our surprise Rilla asked us to step outside the tavern with her, as she had to introduce someone to us. Leaning against the wall at the Spiritwood Tavern we saw a man, a man wearing the same colors as Rilla herself, indicating, that this man too was a gypsie and of Rilla's clayne. "This is Davros of my clayne.", she introduced the shy man, "He will take care of yer horses!". Quite speechless the gathered crowd looked at each other, but then the silence was broken by cheers of joy. Finally someone was found to take care of Spiritwood's animals and protect em from harm.
After everyone had welcomed Davros we returned to the Tavern and Rilla told us, what she had found out recently: "Kazari knows who Icewynd is .. and where she is. He plans to attack Moonglow .. on Saturday .. I have heard from Sardisha. Then perhaps you can find out from him .. what this is all about. There is rumour to.. of something foul he has planned for the day after. As I find more about Sunday..I shall leave word in the book in the tavern, that I have put on the counter." She further explained, that Maia did nay seek the Clayn Historiae as we thought, she apparently was looking for something else, which Rilla believes is now in Maia's possession and which has to be found out about at all cost.
People enjoyed their time in Spiritwood till early morning. There are rumours of a full plated warrior walking aimlessly around Spiritwood, hunted by a man in a gold rimmed black robe. I do nay know much about that accident, only what Ivy told me, but ye know little children and their fantastic stories. All in all this was an eventful day in Spiritwood, we lost a friend and found new ones ...
Farewell Aaron, may the virtues shine on thee, while we wait for yer return, and welcome Davros to the humble town of Spiritwood.
(ooc: Thanks to IGM Talos and Lady Seer Intaria for their efforts, from the Spiritwood Community.)
|Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2000, 12:32 PM EDT by Pad O'Lion (Europa)|
|MoT presents : Quest in a Box !|
|Raknar, of the Merchants on Tour [MoT] sent us the following announcement : |
Hail friends !He also kindly included a german version of his letter :
Hi Freunde !Thanks a lot Raknar, and sorry again for the delay.
|Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2000, 12:10 PM EDT by Bel d'Ajoor (Drachenfels)|
|Grand opening of The Jungle Tiger Inn|
Ar! I'm back mates, after a psuedo long period of time. I jest wanted to say 'ello to of ye that 'ave been waitin fer some news wit a salty flare to it! *grins evily*
That bein said, on wit the latest and greatest.
Thankee Fred fer this news, thar can never be too many taverns!
Yers in ale and tale,
|Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2000, 10:00 AM EDT by Keeshi (Atlantic)|
|West Yew University to Host Graduation|
|News from the famous Atlantic school for the young, West yew University.|
Hail and Well Met,I thank you for this news Skippy El Fin, and my congratulations to the Graduates!
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2000, 11:42 PM EDT by Aleph Aeirs (Atlantic)|
|Announcing Atlantic Tournaments|
|Information on upcoming public tournaments, enjoy! |
Ok I'm hosting three PvP tournaments on 3 consecutive nights (August 25, 26, and 27). One for warriors only, one for mages only, and one for mixed. There is NO entry fee, and NO looting that makes this a risk-free tournament. 20k prize on each tournament and a 10k bonus for a free-for-all among the champs. I have posted the details on UO event calendar so go check it out here.
Thank you for the information, good luck to you!
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2000, 11:36 PM EDT by Aleph Aeirs (Atlantic)|
|The Rich Man's Inn Opens to the Public|
|An announcement for a grand opening of a player run establishment, enjoy!|
Attention fair citizens of Atlantic!I thank you for the word, good luck to you in this endeavor!
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2000, 11:27 PM EDT by Aleph Aeirs (Atlantic)|
|Announcing OSD House Raffle|
|Here is an announcement for the Wintermoor House Raffle, good luck! |
Thank you for the news, good luck to the entrants.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2000, 11:11 PM EDT by Aleph Aeirs (Atlantic)|
|Lots Added to In Testing|
|Lots of additions to Testing For Next Update: |
Black Dye Tub Changes
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2000, 6:11 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|Sword of Order - Coming Soon!|
|I just saw this update to the Museum Replicas website in regard to Ultima merchandise. No pictures or prices yet, but it sounds like it'll be available within a couple weeks. I don't know about all of you, but this definitely sounds like something I'll be buying :) |
The best-selling RPG series of all time has revolutionized online gaming and now has inspired a weaponry set for the ages. Interact with thousands of players simultaneously in this breakthrough internet fantasy world and enjoy a "relic" for yourself that truly brings the game to life. Coming this September, is the Sword of Order and companion dagger (it can be seen in our fantasy section soon). Completely unique in design and fully authorized. This is your chance to own a limited edition that takes its inspiration from the UO world.As more information become available, we'll make sure to let you all know!
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2000, 4:37 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (CommunityNews)|
|Avalon Induction Ceremony|
|I recieved this from Reiko:|
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2000, 4:32 PM EDT by Jacob (Baja)|
|UOCC Chat with Companions Tomorrow|
|A reminder for tomorrow's UO Celebrity Chat:|
Don't forget to attend our UOCC in #Ultima-online tomorrow on stratics-irc on august 24th at 7:00 pm CST.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2000, 3:15 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (CommunityNews)|
|Golden Knights Event #40|
|Another 1 on 1 KoA combat event is brewing. Here are the details : |
I've said it before and I'll say it again, the events run by the Knights of the Alliance are top knotch. I wouldn't say this if I didn't honestly think so. I don't know about a fighting role, but I intend to make an appearance of some sort. Remember, there are many times I travel in guise, so just because you don't see the booming Michael Meyers name, doesn't mean I'm not there. It's through disguises that I can get opinions like my opinion of the KoA events. I mean it, they're great. Ok now, time to stop plugging them, just go.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2000, 2:24 PM EDT by Michael Meyers (LakeSuperior)|
|Grimoire's Original Fight Nights|
|Friday Night Event at Grimoire Arena.|
Friday August 25th, @ (9 PM PST, 10 PM MST, 11 PM Central, Midnight EST)
1 vs.1, NO ENTRY FEE! First place 25K, second place 15K, third place 10K. This event is sponsored by Tempest, who generously donated his prize gps from previous Grimoire events. Due to log-in problems last Friday, the Tempest Event was postponed. This is your second chance to win Tempest's money!!!
Here are the rules:
· No charged magic items, clothing, or jewelry. No magic armor and weapons allowed.
· No pre-poisoned weapons. They may be poisoned during the battle.
· No use of summoning spells, field spells, blade spirits, energy vortex, recall or gate.
· No Stealing is allowed during battle.
· The Spell Des Mani (Weaken) is not allowed, nor can you cast Bless on an opponent. Casting Bless on an opponent will result in immediate loss of match.
· All contestants are subject to snooping by Grimoire Staff to ensure
everyone is participating fairly.
· The Event Coordinator's decision on all matches is final and will not be disputed during the event.
· Anyone who disrupts the flow of the event for any reason will be banned until after the event.
· In the event that a contestant loses connection during the event, the Event Coordinator will make a decision as to the possibility of a rematch. That decision stands and may not be disputed. Any disputes will be handled after the event.
· A connection loss during combat events where the roof is sealed off, will result in an automatic forfeit.
· The Event Coordinator reserves the right to adjust these rules at any time without notice.
To avoid confusion, registration will start at 8:30 PM PST, and end at 9:00 PM PST. No late entries. Tournament will start at 9:10 PM
Grand Prize is 25K gps, 2nd place is 15K gps, 3rd place is 10K gps.
We must have a minimum of 4 people to start this event!
This event takes place in the Grande Grimoire Battle Arena. Once you have entered the Grande Grimoire Battle Arena, all Contestants are bound by the Rules of the Battle Arena. Failure to follow these rules may result in your death or banishment from the Arena. http://www.battlevortex.com/grimoire/tourney_rules_overall.shtml
Contestants and Spectators must observe and obey all the Village Laws. Failure to do so can end in your death or banishment from the village. http://www.battlevortex.com/grimoire/grimoire_rules.shtml
For calendar of events, rules, maps and community message board, please visit: http://www.battlevortex.com/grimoire/index.shtml
Hope to see you there!
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2000, 1:59 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|Introducing the Elven Kingdom of Asur'Herenion|
|Here is an announcement from the Elven Kingdom of Asur'Herenion, enjoy!|
Suilad, nosse en Tel'Quessir, ar' mellonea yassen quell corm! Hail, fellow Elves of the Atlantic Shard, and friends with good heart!I thank you for this announcement Khyl'Dran, best of luck to you and the Elven Kingdom of Asur'Herenion.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2000, 1:57 PM EDT by Aleph Aeirs (Atlantic)|
|Update on this weekend's Horse Race|
|We just got the following update about this weekends Horse Race. |
Hello, this is DragonMaster again and I had a little update on the races this weekend.Thankyou DragonMaster for letting us know.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2000, 11:51 AM EDT by Aiglos (Pacific)|
|MHG opens it's Tournament to the public!|
|This was just sent to us from Nero Rathe |
Well met friends,Sounds like it should be a great deal of fun, and enjoyable for all, both those who wish to fight and those who prefer the spectator position. Best of luck to all who take part!
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2000, 11:38 AM EDT by Aiglos (Pacific)|
|Lord Herc of Valor Speaks Out|
|Greetings, good folk! |
Despite the relative short existence of Legends, certain groups have laid claim to all manner of titles and strongholds within the realm. I've met most of the folk in this land, although, some I know better than others. This latest message comes from someone I know very well, indeed. I know Lord Herc to be among the most honorable men in the realm. Today, he sends a message clarifying the official position of Valor, as a player community. Read on, pilgrims.
Hail fellow citizens of Legends and Britannia. Let me introduce myself. I am the new Guild Master of the Order of Might. I am writing this to let citizens know that O^M is still viable and strong in will if not man power. All our old tenants still stand. As the new GM of O^M (which is as much a shock to me as it is to you) I thought that the cities of Britannia should hear what we stand for. First and foremost we are guild of the Virtues. A guild of Honor and tolerance for all people. We are also a merchant guild, a fisher guild, a guild for all types of players . Not just a warrior guild, we're a comunity guild . I've ben hearing that since we do not war others that something is wrong with us. What that may be I have no idea. I've also heard the oxymoronic statement that without war there's no peace (I would like to understand that one better) but I say that someone has to stand for peace in this land . We just are not a warring guild. We are strictly a peacful community-oriented guild , a "people" guild. I also would like to invite any who are interested in joinig to contact me. Our rules are simple. Be honest and fair minded. You must have and maintain a good title to be a member. (good fame and karma) This one is very strictly enforced. Also, Valor is a growing merchant mecca and I would like to invite all merchants to set up shop in Valor. We have plenty of room and the Valor Merchants Assocation will welcome you. Just drop by and visit Trybrothers Supply. He seems to be around town a lot for info on the Merchant Assocation. We are committed to making Valor the best "one-stop-shop" town in the game. All merchants are welcome. I also invite all citizens to come to the party.
Strong player-communities make for strong shards and I always enjoy hearing news from these towns. If your "player-run" town has news or would like to announce an event, please send me a message. Your pigeons are safe with me, although I can't speak for the Grand Orcster. Ith'unk has a fondness for anything with feathers. Except arrows. He respectfully requests that you keep those to yourself.
Until next we meet, safe journeys to you, one and all.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2000, 9:39 AM EDT by Cyn (LegendsAOL)|
|It's become blurry as time passes, so I must share this story with you before it fades away altogether. Now that I am aware, and in my right mind, I find it apalling that I had any desire to marry Migon. But I am running astray here. Perhaps I should start at the most pratical place: The Beginning:|
Being new to the journalistic world of Britannia, I was eager to make a break with the hottest story accessible to me, that, of course, being Migon. I wandered around Occlo City for a short time before I spotted Migon practicing his slight of hand talent on a drowsy pack horse. Although this man made my hackles rise, I had to admire how deftly he could remove items from the pouch strapped to the horse's back to the point where his movements were not detected, even by the most watchful eye. I swallowed my nervousness, summoned my courage and stared straight at him as I approached, hoping my face did not show the wariness I was really feeling.
I should have listened to intuition then, when he eagerly agreed to the interview I asked for. I should have turned and left when he lead me to the inn and into one of the rooms. But my determination to prove myself as a reporter clouded my common sense. I started by asking the usual questions such as what it was Migon really wanted here and what his plans for our lands were. Of course no answers were forthcoming save for a few snide remarks and comments I will censor here for the sake of respect to our readers.
I think my common sense finally got through to me when a second man approached, mentioning Aegis' name. The man quickly quieted when he saw Migon was not alone. The sound of my Fellowship leader's name set alarms of dire warnings off in my head. But fear did not lend wings to my feet fast enough as both Migon and his lackey grabbed me. The last thing I heard before I was clubbed unconscious was " She's heard too much..."
When I finally came to, I was shackled to a wall in a house somewhere in the middle of a jungle. I had no idea what Migon had in store for me, but I was soon to find out. I will spare you, dear readers the gory details, but I will tell you this: I suprised myself by surviving a week's worth of torture, and will carry the scars with me for the rest of my life. Eventually I could feel my will leaving me, and the boundries of reality fraying as well. My memory failed me first as I couldn't distinguish friend from foe. Somehow, someway, Migon had convinced me that everyone I cared about and trusted were, in reality, my enemies. Even Vladius, for whom my love never wavered.
At some point, Migon's men entered carrying the beaten body of Vladimir Taltos. Though very much alive he looked a bloody mess. I remember this now, as I write this article, but it pains me to know I could barely remember his name then. The rest is gone to me, and for this I must consult Vladimir himself at a later time.
The days after that bled into each other as Migon further convinced me of my undying love for him. I think back on this now and am horrified to realize how valid these feeling felt to me. Then came the day of our wedding...
We summoned a gate that would take us to the inside of Doria Romanov's tent. How Migon had acquired the means I'm almost afraid to ask. A priest was there, ready to perform the ceremony. I stood beside Migon, falsely convinced of my devotion to him, mindlessly and willingly ready to sign away my life.
Suddenly, a gate appeared at the southern corner of the tent, and a large group of people poured forth led by an enraged Vladius. Strong hands grabbed me, pulling me away from Migon as I screamed his name. But he was nowhere to be found.
As I was pulled toward the moongate another pair of hands grabbed me and pulled me back, this second pair belonging to one of Migon's men. I remember screaming Migon's name over and over, but no answer was returned. Someone, I think it was Vladius, shouted my name. His voice, for some reason, sounded distant and faint. He shouted it again and this time his voice became clearer. A young girl now faced me, and for a split moment I swore I was looking into the face of Maya D' ourden. You must understand, at this point, memories of recent and distant past were careening so swiftly though my mind that I was nearly blinded by them. The young girl softly whispered my name to me as an Arcadian First soldier, Torak Soulflayer, tore me from the grip of the Severed Hand member. As I heard my name whispered, everything was suddenly and undeniably crystal clear to me. The girl before me was my apprentice and sister in the Istari faith, Raine. I was battling my own friends! The chaos inside the tent was unstoppable and I could feel my fear quickly rising. Apparently Torak sensed it too, for he swiftly nicked me with a small dagger laced with some sort of herbal sedative. As I collapsed, the world around me went dark.
I awoke to find myself at the Guild Hall of the Fellowship of Seven in Havenhold. Aegis Dalamere was there, watching me with a look of deep concern on his face. Residual traces of Migon's handiwork still flitted through my mind and my fear rose again at the sight of the wizard, for Migon had brainwashed me into believing that Aegis, my dear and trusted Aegis, had designs on my life. I think Aegis expected this reaction of me and had me bustled off to the healer's hut promptly.
After sitting me down in a chair, he waved his staff close to my face, thus making muy world dark again once more. Before I closed my eyes I could see the faces of my friends and this will forever be burned into my memory. I remember Aegis and Raine at the forefront, Lords Hawkwind and Varion guarding the door. The kindly face of Emporer Krosis, The worried face of my true love, Vladius, and the quiet presence of Vladimir Taltos ( who was, incidentally, looking much better, I'm sure to my cousin Raistlia's relief!) along with the ever present and friendly face of McCoy at his side.
As I closed my eyes my only focus was Aegis' voice. At some point he had taken my hand, placing it on the staff next to his, thus enabling me to see through his eyes a little. I saw he had taken a large amount of fertile dirt and spread it on the floor. In this dirt he had traced strange archaic symbols. Taking a vial of blood (later I learned it was Raistlia's blood) from Vladius, he then outlined these symbols in the blood and softly uttered an Istari incantation.
What went on from there I can only explain as a painful chaos, a war of the mind. Two powerful forces warred here, good and evil and my soul was their prize. From then on, Aegis could only give me his moral support. The battle was mine alone to fight.
My apologies, dear readers, in advance for not being able to pen exactly the events that took place at this point, for chaos and insanity merged to their highest extreme.
A high agonized scream sounded around me and it was a few moments before I realized it was emitted from my own throat. Instinct told me I must find a path out; a light spot amidst the darkness. I prayed, beseeching the Great I Am that Vladimir had spoken so fondly of. This god must have heard me, for a dim shaft of light appeared far off into the distance. I headed for it, though the way was not an easy one. Unseen forces pushed at me and tried to drag me back into the darkness, but my will to survive was stronger and I forged on. A sharp pain in my hands and a dull ache in my foot manifested and I could feel the hot blood pouring out of the wounds. Still, I forged on. After what seemed like forever, I reached that light and crawled through, leaving the void behind. As I reached a state of consciousness, I once again heard Aegis' voice:
" She is home"
After getting my bearings, Vladius escorted me home and put me to bed, where I rest, two days later and pen this story. A few more days rest and I should be good as new. And for this I thank my friends, my true friends, for without their determination and love I would not be here today.
Whatever became of Migon the Stranger and the Severed hand I cannot say. I've heard tell he has been seen, if only for an instant, before he is gone again. Beware my readers! There is more to this man than meets the eye, as this reporter can testify first hand! I suppose, in the end, I got my story, though not in the way I expected.
Lock your doors, and never walk the streets alone at night. For Migon is out there. He is watching.
Keep Thy Faith
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2000, 1:53 AM EDT by Tyril (Sonoma)|
|Path of Glory|
|Days after the fact carnage still littered the ground. The air was thick with smoke and rotting corpses. I wandered towards the orc fort near Yew trying to make sense of it all. The echoes of battle haunting me. Death screaming in vain.|
It started last Wednesday. I was late to the heroes meeting at Lord British’s castle. Many volunteers were there listening to the battle plans drawn up by Aranath and his trusted advisors. They were dividing up into battle groups. Each picked by their unique abilities.
There were reports of harassment by agents of Minax, but the congenial atmosphere betrayed nothing. Warriors were smiling and joking around. Testing weapons or praying to the virtues. It mattered not for tomorrow was show time.
A two pronged attack force was to be utilized. One was of warriors who would draw Keenoean and his orc forces away from the fort while the other would sneak in to rescue Elle’s parents being held as slaves. They would meet at dusk and attack under the cover of night.
What happened next is the subject of much speculation.
"...I was in the first assault group led by Aranath. I hate to say anything, but I had this feeling something was wrong. Two brothers were next to me: Kestral & Dustin. They seemed to be blissfully unaware, so I thought it was only me..." – Vladimyr
"...after Aranath gave the command I took my unit and charged along side. I was helming the second assault wave and from the get go it was complete chaos. Half my team was lost and by the time I made it to the fort I felt a stone in the pit of my stomach..." – ArthurK
"...I saw the main force fall back to where we were waiting. The orcs right on their heels. Someone starting yelling: "Attack the fort!" over and over. I called to my reserve troops and joined the fray..." – Martin Longbow
"...plowing into a horde of orcs I let loose. Many men around me were dying. I could hear the screams. If it weren’t for MacMichael healing me I might have suffered the same fate..." – Kestral
"...early in the fight they knocked me down and looted my body, leaving me for dead. But I wasn't. Next opportunity I tore into the next orc I saw. Tooth and nail. Using his armor I rejoined the battle. This was a do or die situation..." - Gladstone
"...worse day of my life and best too, you know? I knew what was happening to the troops, but I couldn’t go to them no matter what. We had a job to do and that was rescue Elle’s parents. Many of my men looked green around the gills. I probably did too, but I gave the command and we stealthed down there. Our destination...inside the fort...." – Mors
"...I saw Keenoean plunge his black sword into the back of a man. Then he directed his troops to kill a dragon we were using. ‘Don’t let it burn the fort!’ I heard him say. The tamer was being attacked. I raced over to him, but felt hard steel in my side. Keenoean’s second in command, Olath, the Dragon Slayer smiled at me through yellow teeth..." – ArthurK
"...chaos, utter chaos. I saw Aranath throwing orders around. Trying to keep the army together, blood splattered upon his armor. But it turned into a frenzy. We were not men any longer. We were animals. A killing machine. I saw red and don’t remember much after that..." – Vladimyr
Soldiers gone mad. Pillaging, looting. They dared to look into the abyss and went insane with bloodlust. There was no control. No order.
After many of the orcs had been routed and Keenoean had disappeared a small band of Minax supporters came to arrest Aranath in the name of all that was unholy.
"...his eyes were the thing that bothered me most. The general...whatever his name was. I spit upon thy virtues, yes, but this was something more disturbing. Disturbing because I recognized it. It was familiar. Pure hatred. I guess I always figured those virtue fools to have a code of honor or some such nonsense. This would have been our upper hand. But by the time we got to the fort there was an orgy of lust and murder going on. I would have joined in, but they turned on us like a pack of wild dogs..." – Aman’Ra
I’m told Elle’s parents were taken through a gate and are safe now. That comforts me. Having chronicled these sad events of late there is that at least.
I continued to wander through the orc fort. Hoping to find clues to the madness. What could have caused such ferocity in the heroes?
Beside charred orc corpses there were human remains. Strung up and tortured. This is a place marked. Cursed. I quickly flee for I do not wish to become tainted.
On my way out I spy a man on horseback. It’s only a quick glance, but I think it’s Aranath. His image stays burned upon my brain. A man troubled. I don’t dare speculate.
That night I have the dreams again. Of a shipwreck. As a young boy I was the sole survivor and washed ashore on Fire Island. Sometimes when I look in the mirror I see the same blank stare that was upon Aranath’s face.
There are times I yearn for ignorance. A nice little villa somewhere in Trammel. It would be nice...but I dare not let myself get soft. For there in lays the path to madness.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 10:42 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|Lord Ventryn Sides with Winterfell|
|The following account was sent to us by Lorraina, regarding what appears to be the conclusion of the Ventryn affair. More information, including artwork detailing the event, is available at the Post.|
"The night began with the discovery of a book placed outside of Winterfell Keep, written by Lord Pythos to remind us that on this eve, we would meet to try and resolve the conflicts with Ventryn.
And it is this regret that could come back to haunt the city of Winterfell and its allies. Citizens should keep a careful eye out for the one known as Xenthyl, and report his appearance immediately.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 8:55 PM EDT by Lady Eve (Catskills)|
|The Ghost of Eric Appears in Western Britain|
|This correspondence was sent to us by Telos Agralia, regarding a mysterious incident in the fields of western Britain...|
"First let me introduce myself. My name is Telos Agralia, Grandmaster Blacksmith, and proprietor of the Brazen Monkey Tavern. My tavern lies in the wheat fields in the west part of the city of Britain, nestled close to the mountains. For several years now, I have served the needs of miners, blacksmiths and farmers alike, in this, the more rural part of the city proper.An investigation into the appearance of this ghost may be in order. Any citizens interested in getting to bottom of this mystery are encouraged to seek out the Brazen Monkey Tavern in western Britain on Thursday evening, to speak to the farmer Beechal Kire!
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 8:23 PM EDT by Lady Eve (Catskills)|
|Moonglow City Council elections!|
|Moonglow City Council elections Update. |
Yours truly, Eldariel
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 7:51 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|5th Minoc Horserace (Trammel)|
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 7:47 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|The Wedding of Alucard and Katsy|
|This wedding announcement came to us from Jduluoz, of Pax Sosaria, regarding the union of Katsy and Alucard...|
"We of the Pax Sosaria guild would like to announce the wedding of two of our friends and guildmates, Katsy and Alucard. These two have been friends a long time, and are finally tying the knot.It is sure to be a marvelous ceremony, and the bride and groom have our best wishes!
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 7:11 PM EDT by Lady Eve (Catskills)|
|The United Pirates' Second Black Market|
|This missive arrived attached to the leg of a tropical parrot, signed by the pirate Hawkeye Pike...|
The United Pirates now announce the second Black Market of Catskills!Black markets are notorious for low prices and hot items, so if you're looking for a great deal and don't mind circumventing normal business ethics, be sure not to miss this event!
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 7:02 PM EDT by Lady Eve (Catskills)|
|Bachelor and Bachelorette Auction|
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 6:44 PM EDT by BeBadd (GreatLakes)|
|A Villain Dies and a Hero Falls|
|This letter was sent to us by Zipporah, an archer of Vesper, regarding what appears to be the final chapter of the Benedict saga...|
I am very sad in writing this letter to you, but I'm afraid it is an event that must be told.This news is indeed tragic. The loss of Tatiana is a great travesty, and the memory of her valiant dedication to the citizens of Britannia in their darkest times should be always remembered.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 6:28 PM EDT by Lady Eve (Catskills)|
|PvP Tournament at the Black Watch Tower.|
|This just in from Koric |
Greetings and Salutations!Thankyou Koric, and it sounds like this shall be an excellent Tournament. I can only hope I can make it out to see it myself.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 6:17 PM EDT by Aiglos (Pacific)|
|Party Time in Old Valor Town|
|Ug Hummies! |
Part of the orcish warriors code deals with the importance of getting really, really drunk now and again. It seems like an opportunity for debauchery of this sort has reared it's sloshed head in the town of Valor, as witnessed by this letter from Lord Bogahen Stormfalcon:
"We as the Lords of the Order of Might are appalled at the rumors of the disbandment of our guild. It is true we have been experiencing a bit of a depression, and, as a result, have lost two Lords and several guildmates during the confusion. This does not mean we are giving up. With Lord Herc as the new guildmaster we hope to move forward into a new era that will serve as a Renaissance of Valor. For there isn't a Mongbats chance at Britain's west bank that Order of Might will become just a memory.While I must confess that I was unaware ale had a taste until my fellow reporter Cyn pointed out that you're actually supposed to let the stuff sit in your mouth before swallowing it, I now share his interest in the liquor of our realm. If you see me there, I guarantee that I will be too busy emoting "hic" to reply with any alacrity.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 5:57 PM EDT by Ithunk (LegendsAOL)|
|Grand Opening of Mistweir|
|I received this announcement from Belladonna of Europa |
Hello, I'd like to provide the announcement of a new town opening on Europa:An event ye should nay miss!
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 5:14 PM EDT by Pad O'Lion (Europa)|
|Sage posted the following on the UO.com Development forum, concerning the new lockdown changes:|
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 4:17 PM EDT by Sambolc (GeneralNews)|
|The Stumbull Inn Grand Opening|
The Stumbull Inn will be hosting a "Rares" auction during our grand opening on Fri, Aug 25th starting at 7:00 pm under the central sun. Items to be auctioned include : Empty fruit baskets, closed lid barrels, square toolbox, chisels, colored sandals, whips, Buckets, 300 anniv "Mondain's Defeat" bag, and much more!
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 4:08 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|2 Additions to In Testing|
|There are 2 small items added to "Testing For Next Update" under the "Various changes and Fixes" section: |
A fix for mediation, that will prevent players from receiving improper "stopped meditating" messages.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 4:06 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|Horse Races this Saturday!|
|This was just sent to us from DragonMaster. |
Hello, I am planning on doing a little racing, both on horse and without this Saturday at 8 Pacific Time. My name is DragonMaster and here is what I plan to do.Sounds like Fun! Thankyou DragonMaster.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 3:58 PM EDT by Aiglos (Pacific)|
|A Message from Sanctuary|
We, the citizens of Sanctuary, wish to thank all of the brave guilds and people who came to our tower last night. In our hour of need, you responded with offers of help. As long as Laz and his foul friends are allowed to terrorize our city, no one is safe.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 3:29 PM EDT by BeBadd (GreatLakes)|
|Great JUSTAMULE Armor Give-Away Update|
|Hail and well met, good folk! |
I've received notification from JUSTAMULE, that the armor donations which began on Monday, will continue on the 22nd and 23rd. For those of you without access to Stonehenge or a sundial, that's tonight and tommorrow night. As a courtesy to JUSTAMULE, I've reprinted the original story, adding the "update" information. So read on, pilgrims!
Hail! I wish to mention that on Tues. and Wens. night, at 9:00 p.m. EST., I will be donating approx. 500-700 pieces of armor of various types. Most pieces are "average" although some of the armor is below average quality. I've created a very new blacksmith and wish to donate equipment to worthy guilds. Terms of distribution are:
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 3:07 PM EDT by Cyn (LegendsAOL)|
|My buddy Vlad recently made a star sighting. It seems the famous bard's travels took him 'on the road' again through Napa Valley. There were rumors it was a reunion with the Pet Shop Boys in The King's Men Theater, but I never saw anything.|
If you have any funnies for Stratics, or star sighting of your own drop me a line and maybe you'll get posted.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 2:01 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (CandidCoverage)|
|Wedding of the year hosted by RoR|
|I recieved this from Amairgen (OM mage of RoR):|
Saturday August 19th at 1:00pm was a very special time for every member of the Rangers of the Realm (RoR) and for many Rangers in the land. At this time, all came together in spirit as two most beloved RoR members were joined in marriage.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 1:02 PM EDT by Jacob (Baja)|
|Personal Diary form Captain D'Angelo FVM|
|A message from D'Angelo |
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 8:38 AM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Quest of Virtue - Returning Teams|
|Jeg sent this in about the upcoming Quest of Virtue: |
By now I hope people are preparing their teams to participate in the quest. If your team was in last year's quest and will be returning please point that out when you register your team. There is a few little special things planned for the guilds that are returning for the second time.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 3:15 AM EDT by Narga Saiyen (Chesapeake)|
|Updates on Open Issues|
|An update on some open issues Aug. 21 |
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 2:09 AM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|New Kazola's Grand Opening|
|Having been shunned by Kazola of the Treetop Keg and Winery, threatened or asked to leave by her patrons, and despised by most everyone, the new Kazola and myself have fled to Trammel. After recovering from the unexpected hatred directed towards us, we have opened our OWN tavern. Kazola's Jungle Coast Inn. The grand opening will be Friday, August 25th at 9pm CST. So come one and all; friends or foes. Come and see what we have created together and realize that you have nothing to fear from us, and no reason to hate us.|
There will be plenty of food and drink (bring gold, there are no mindless vendors), as well as an event or two. Attached is a map. The best way to reach the Inn is to travel to the Shrine of Honor and follow the coast east. I look forward to seeing everyone there.
-Relk the Waiter
Map to the new Kazola's
|Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 2:03 AM EDT by BeBadd (GreatLakes)|
|West Winds Tavern Update.|
|Hail and well met, folk of Legends! |
Oh, horrors! Temporary insanity has befallen mine humble self. I, Cyn of the Perpetual Hangover, posted an incorrect date for the West Winds Tavern Grand Opening. Due to the confusion, the event has been rescheduled for Wensday, the 23rd day of August, at 7 p.m., EST. My apoplogies to Zelda and patrons, alike. Therefore, the first round of food and drink will be on Ith'unk! *the crowd cheers wildly* Salut!
Until next we meet, safe journeys to you, one and all.
|Posted on Monday, August 21, 2000, 11:30 PM EDT by Cyn (LegendsAOL)|
|Angels Haven will be hosting events for all players this Friday. These events are to celebrate the new items introduced into Ultima!|
Location and Time:
Friday August 25th- 7:00 - 10:00 pm (pst) Trammel Facet
Angels Haven town Hall can be found on the far most west side of Ice Island. A map is available in the section titled Angels Haven at our website www.gigasnail.com/mindex
Gates will be opened from Moonglow and Britain 20 minutes prior to 7:00 pm. Runes will be given out and left at those banks too during the week. Their names will be Angels Haven Town Hall.
Fish your fingers off (Entry fee: 500gp)- Participants will be given twenty real minutes to venture fourth and fish till they drop. Fished up items will be redeemed for points in the Angels Haven Town Hall highest points wins prizes! Point system will be as follows.
Normal Fish 1 point
Abnormal fish such as rare fish 2 points
T-Map 10 points
Fishing net 15 points
Sos Double total points
1st place prize will be a Fishing Boat
2nd place prize will be a 5k and fishing pole
3rd place prize will be 2k and a newbiefied fishing pole
Kraken chaos (Entry fee:500 gp) - Angels Haven staff will fish up a kraken or two and participating warriors will defeat the monster and win its loot.
Most resourceful - (Bring in the most smelted ingots form the fights) 3 fishing poles and 2 special nets
Longest living - half of the entry fees
Best sportsmanship - half of the entry fees
Race for Resources (Entry fee: 100 gp)- Miners will have 10 real minutes to dig up ingots and smelt them in smelters provided by Angels Haven Staff. redeem the ingots in for points and highest points wins. Point system will be as follows. This is per ingot.
Iron ingots 1 point
Dull Copper 2 points
Shadow 5 points
Copper bronze and golden are each 7 points
Agapite 8 points
Verite 9 points
Valorite 10 points
Mountain Mayhem (Entry fee: 500 gp)- Participants will be taking on different ore elementals and will win their loot plus these prizes.
Most resourceful - (Bring in the most smelted ingots form the fights) 3 Pick axes and 2 Gargoyle Pickaxes
Longest living - half of the entry fees
Best sportsmanship - half of the entry fees
Door prize (Entry fee: FREE)- If you show up at Angels Haven and you are the exact Right person to walk through the door you will have your choice at one of the following items.
Special Fishing Net
Or one of the new items Introduced into Ultima!
- gig, Founder of Angels Haven and Guildmaster of the Army of Angels
|Posted on Monday, August 21, 2000, 7:39 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|Sanctuary Responce to Laz|
|This letter was brought to me from White Lotus|
To Lazareth and his minions,
|Posted on Monday, August 21, 2000, 3:54 PM EDT by BeBadd (GreatLakes)|
|Come hunt with us!|
|Lexia Hakkendyn sent us the following: |
Aryslan will be hosting a Treasure Hunt every night until Saturday the 26th of August. We invite all who would like to join us. Please come prepared with whatever you will need to fight the monsters awaiting us.
|Posted on Monday, August 21, 2000, 9:53 AM EDT by Pfredd Mudd (Chesapeake)|
|An Adventure in the Ice Dungeon|
|Solidus sent us this account of his adventures in the ice Dungeon: |
It was early this morning, maybe around 12-1, when my friend Jebei and I decided to go to the Ice Cave in search of a magical Ice Staff.
|Posted on Monday, August 21, 2000, 9:23 AM EDT by Pfredd Mudd (Chesapeake)|
|Feluccia Player Run Towns & Taverns|
|Xeno sent us his observations regarding activities, or the lack there of, at player run establishments in Feluccia: |
After looking for the cool new staves in Ice Dungeon I went back to Felucca to restock at my house. I decided to take a look at some of the player towns I used to go to not so long ago. Every town was deserted, no one had any people in them at peak hours. Some cities like PaxLair seemed to be deserted for so long, the monsters that spawn around the city made their way into it.While Xeno may have had a hard time finding a Tavern open in Feluccia, I would like to point out that most of the player run towns and taverns in Feluccia are still alive and kicking.
Most of the towns and taverns are still having special activities, and most still have scheduled hours of operation.
Keep your eyes open to the Chesapeake News for information on events and special activities. Also, see the tavern's or town's web site for information on scheduled hours and activities.
|Posted on Monday, August 21, 2000, 8:39 AM EDT by Pfredd Mudd (Chesapeake)|
|The Gatekeeper Materializes in Paxlair|
|DoomFyre sent us in the following report: |
The grey dawn found me patching my wounds again and wondering what I had done wrong this time. It seems I can never escape the bowels of Deciet in any other form than the spiritual. Finding my way back to the Village of Humility, I discovered that my brothers Torez and Drizzt were about the Clan Tower. Gathering with good companions always cheers up the newly living, and before long we were discussing what we might be about on an overcast day. Drizzt, wondering about the doings of the Olag Hai Clan, suggested we conduct a raid on the orc fort near Paxlair. We had no idea what was in store for us.
|Posted on Monday, August 21, 2000, 8:02 AM EDT by Pfredd Mudd (Chesapeake)|
|Stratics Adellion House of Commons Chat|
|Adellion Stratics is proud to announce the very first Adellion House of Commons Chat for this Sunday, August 27th at 2pm CST (20:00 GMT)! Adellion is unique among MMORPGs in that it requires no game client! It is completely playable via your web browser. Additionally, it features unprecedented levels of reality, with a huge world (2 square miles per player!) where distance truly will be a factor (you can only travel about 20 miles a day). For more information on this game, check out the Stratics Adellion Preview. |
The conference will take place in #adhoc on the Stratics IRC network. House of Commons chats are public IRC conferences held in Stratics IRC with the game developers, wherein players get to submit their questions to be answered live. Come and find out what Adellion is all about!
To join the chat, type /join #adhoc once you connect. You can access the Stratics IRC network via the following servers or by using our Stratics Java Client.
|Posted on Monday, August 21, 2000, 4:39 AM EDT by Xena Dragon (CommunityNews)|
|New @ Stratics|
|Here's a quick look at what's new to the Stratics Network this week: |
Adellion Stratics New Stratics Site!!
The Journal has now moved to a bi-weekly schedule.... so:
|Posted on Monday, August 21, 2000, 4:37 AM EDT by Xena Dragon (GeneralNews)|
|Diplomatic Package for Sanctuary.|
|Letter delivered to the council of Sanctuary and their allies. |
I feel I must respond to the betrayals and lies I have been subjected to in the last weeks, at first I humbly accepted these outrageous assaults upon my honor as simply accusations made by jealous persons. That you people accuse me of kidnapping, and murder were once my fellow council members and friends hurts overmuch. You fear the support the citizens gave me during the elections, and your own paranoia gave way to evil deed's when you voted to have me removed without even allowing me the option of attending the vote to defend myself. The following warrant for my death lowered you even further into the depths of evil. Now you tell the poor citizens of Sanctuary lies of my supposed deeds and crimes I have never committed and would never dream of. Such horror's are beyond me. I fear for the people of Sanctuary, they believe you to be honorable and just, they have sworn their lives to your morals. How you ever fooled us is beyond this humble man's understanding.
Humble protector of Sanctuary.
|Posted on Monday, August 21, 2000, 1:07 AM EDT by BeBadd (GreatLakes)|
|The Great Justamule Armor Give-A-Way|
|Hail and well met, fellow Sosarians. |
I've often heard it commented that "altruism" should be the great 9th Virtue. Selflessness is an inspiration to those of us who aspire to the Virtues, and with that in mind, I bring you this message.
Hail! I wish to mention that on Monday night at 8:00 est I will be donating approx. 500-700 pieces of armor of various types. Most pieces are "average" although some of the armor is below average quality. I've created a very new blacksmith and wish to donate equipment to worthy guilds. Terms of distribution are:
I'm sure this act of benevolence will be greatly appreciated by the newer inhabitants of Legends. Well done, JUSTAMULE
Until next we meet, safe journeys to you all.
|Posted on Sunday, August 20, 2000, 11:06 PM EDT by Cyn (LegendsAOL)|
|Haven Offering a RP Guild Home|
Have an RP guild, but no where to call home? Do you find yourself up most nights wishing you were apart of a community? THEN NOW IS YOUR CHANCE! The Player Run City of Haven in Felucca has just obtained a 3 room, and want to give it to you! That's right! For a limited time only Haven will be searching the lands for a dependable Role Playing guild. Should one be found, Haven will give the guild complete control over it's new 3 room building!
|Posted on Sunday, August 20, 2000, 9:02 PM EDT by Narga Saiyen (Chesapeake)|
|Improved Disguise Kit Out of Stock|
|The following information was found on the UOSS Drachenfels Board (posted by Rocky) : |
The ad that was placed in the Trammel news paper read as follows :Now THAT is a crowd of angry customers.
|Posted on Sunday, August 20, 2000, 7:00 PM EDT by Bel d'Ajoor (Drachenfels)|
|Another update from HMGComics: |
I made two new comics, one of them being one HELL OF A LONG COMIC. Its GM ICE, I had to divide it up into 3 pages. Longest comic so far with 24 frames.
|Posted on Sunday, August 20, 2000, 2:32 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (CandidCoverage)|
|The Evil Neriak Library|
|An interesting site focusing on the Evil aspects of MMORPG's: |
The Neriak Library
|Posted on Sunday, August 20, 2000, 2:29 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (CommunityNews)|
|Silver Stag Bardic Circle|
|Posted on Sunday, August 20, 2000, 2:13 PM EDT by Nephalia D'laine (GreatLakes)|
|Bad Karma Results|
|The Bad Karma PvP tounament had a great turn out. We had a good number of both Chaos and Order turn out. I'd like to thank everyone for showing up and giving it all they had. |
The Results of the 1 on 1 PvP are:
1st place---Rectus Dominus(order)
3rd place---Sir Pent(chaos)
Hope to see more Chaos and Order next Wed.
Champagne-Guildmaster Bad Karma
|Posted on Sunday, August 20, 2000, 11:49 AM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|Grand Opening of West Wind Tavern|
|Greetings, good folk of Legends! |
Oh, happy day! In a land where chaos and strife is the usual fare, a truly newsworthy event is about to transpire. A new tavern is about to open for business! Read on pilgrims for details on the happy occasion.
|Posted on Sunday, August 20, 2000, 11:03 AM EDT by Cyn (LegendsAOL)|
|High Council Meeting|
|Well, it's about time for another High Council meeting, here's the info : |
|Posted on Sunday, August 20, 2000, 1:12 AM EDT by Michael Meyers (LakeSuperior)|
|Tales of Britannia - Deceit and Wrong|
|The following was posted to FYI on the UO.com website: |
Searching for Tales of Britannia: Deceit and Wrong
|Posted on Sunday, August 20, 2000, 12:02 AM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|The following footnote was found on Sonoma Notepads:|
Due to the 4 hours the west coast log in servers were down last night the auction did not take place.
It has been reschedualed for next friday at the same time.
|Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2000, 8:58 PM EDT by Tyril (Sonoma)|
|Mythndale Tavern Party|
|Mythndale is having another party. With more information is Crystal Rose: |
House Contest Details:
|Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2000, 8:17 PM EDT by Narga Saiyen (Chesapeake)|
|#Ultima-Online will be hosting an Ultima Online Celebrity Chat Thursday, August 24th at 7:00 pm CST. UOCC is a program where special celebrity guests are invited for a Q&A session with the player community. Topics can range from their opinions about various gaming issues to their experiences as a newbie to whatever field their specialty is in.|
This week's guests are: Arch Companion ACB, Assistant Arch Companion Miriamele, and Senior Companion Zotica. Please stop by with your questions about the Companion program.
You can reach #ultima-online by connecting to the following Stratics servers with your preferred IRC client and typing /join #ultima-online.
|Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2000, 6:59 PM EDT by Casanova (CommunityNews)|
|Announcement from Yoldran. |
|Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2000, 2:27 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|The FCB is at it again!|
Prepare Yerselves Matees!I'm sure Briar Rose, the FCB Founder, would be proud.
|Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2000, 2:26 PM EDT by Nephalia D'laine (GreatLakes)|
|This message is send in by Lanfear |
|Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2000, 2:23 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Worrying News In Skara Brae |
|Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2000, 2:19 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Grand Opening of The Grand Geneva Postponed|
|Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2000, 1:57 PM EDT by Tristam (GreatLakes)|
|New Item Discovered!|
|It looks like we've finally discovered what this week's new item is! Thanks to Srikrit Ta Lir for providing this tale and picture: |
|Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2000, 12:41 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|Poetry Contest Postponed|
|Ug Hummies! |
Continuing my lonely journey through Felucca (is there anybody else here?), I was stunned to discover an exhausted pigeon that had somehow managed to plant and active a Felucca moonstone. Of course, out of respect for its skill, I ate it immediately. The note, from Za’ul, read as follows:
“I have 2 pieces of news I wish to report. First, Herc has been named as guild master of the Order of Might.See? Art causes dissention and disunity! Only through killing each other can we truly be brought together. That’s an old orcish philosophy I just invented.
On a serious note, I had prepared several bawdy orcish limericks about “honor,” so I hope the contest is rescheduled soon.
|Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2000, 11:12 AM EDT by Ithunk (LegendsAOL)|
|***IMATOWN OPENS SATURDAY***|
|Tryon sends us this interesting bit of news: |
Fellow Britannians, Hail and Well Met
|Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2000, 10:49 AM EDT by Xena Dragon (CandidCoverage)|
|11th Dragon Town Auction (cancelled)|
|This was taken from the Dragon Clan Homepage. The auction was cancelled and will take place as soon as the Communication Crystals work again : |
We announce the 11th auction in Dragon Town on Sunday 20th August at 8pm CET (7pm GB, 2pm EDT). The auction can only run if OSI enable the comm crystals again. If not, we have to cancel the auction, sorry.I will try to update this as soon as we know for sure if the auction takes place.
|Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2000, 9:14 AM EDT by Bel d'Ajoor (Drachenfels)|
|Stratics House of Commons Forum opens|
|Xander sends us this:|
Do you have comments on our House of Commons program? Suggestions for ways we can improve it? Questions about what companies we have HOC programs set up with? Check out our brand new House of Commons Forum and let us know what you think!
|Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2000, 4:56 AM EDT by Xena Dragon (GeneralNews)|
|Tatiana Foretells the Second Coming of the Plague|
|The following article previously appeared August 17th, courtesy of the Britannia News Network.|
The Plague is Predicted to Strike Again!
For anyone interested in assisting Tatiana with the oncoming plague, her tent can be found in the gypsy camp in southern Minoc. Additionally, the individual known as Benedict is known to take residence in the strange building discovered in the Lost Lands many months back, which was connected to a teleporter located in the Delucian Caves. And as a historical note, the Village of Kinship fell victim to the first wave of the disease, so research into this location may reveal useful information.
|Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2000, 4:40 AM EDT by Lady Eve (Catskills)|
|New Game Premieres in Kinship|
|This announcement was sent to us, regarding Tuesday nights at the Kinship Village Hall...|
There will be a new game played at Kinship Tavern every Tuesday night from 8pm - 10pm EST, during Boswick the Barkeep's shift, and everyone is welcome to join the fun!
|Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2000, 4:09 AM EDT by Lady Eve (Catskills)|
|Fed up with Gypsies and Orcs?|
|Glur'Kun of the Bloody Axe has a story to tell and an announcement to make : |
Orlando and Minervas small one family caravan wandered it ways south outI'm rather curious as to exactly how big Glur'Kun's ambitions are. Good luck you you, Glur'Kun. May you smite all the gypsy's and orcs in your path. But remember, we don't condone the abuse of women or elderly.
|Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2000, 12:16 AM EDT by Michael Meyers (LakeSuperior)|
|***IMATOWN OPENS SATURDAY***|
|This just in from the L.O.S.E.R.S! |
***IMATOWN OPENS SATURDAY***Thankyou, and I can't wait!
|Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2000, 12:14 AM EDT by Aiglos (Pacific)|
My friends, I appologize for my recent absense. Our lives are often a complex thing and mine has been more so lately than I can honestly say I believed it would have been. Fortunately I'm finally catching up to speed now and after my long journey, I'm prepared to return full time to my job, reporting the news!
|Posted on Friday, August 18, 2000, 11:36 PM EDT by Michael Meyers (LakeSuperior)|
|New Item - But what is it?|
|Sage and Crew have confirmed that there is indeed a new item that has been added to the game recently which remains undiscovered by the player base. Sage gives us only one hint to work with: |
Hmmm... it cold be that the item is already out there. But this guess isn't even warm. :)We're not sure if that "cold" is an accidental typo or not, especially since it seems to fit very nicely into the hint.
|Posted on Friday, August 18, 2000, 8:17 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|New Lindost Grand Opening|
|We received the following announcement (and poem) from Obblinox [OHB]. A translation is available a little lower for those of you who can't read german. This will take place on Sunday the 20th August. |
"Einst prächtig wie kaum ein andres war
And now the crappy translation I managed to take care of :
This letter is adressed to all the inhabitants of Britannia.Pfhhhew... done. Oh, and I know some parts are missing, but you got the important infos. Blame my l33t g3rm4n sk1llz :)
|Posted on Friday, August 18, 2000, 6:43 PM EDT by Bel d'Ajoor (Drachenfels)|
|Just a short note to let you know that my ISP decided to play hide and seek with my emails. You may be getting warnings about mail not being delivered to [email protected] but let me assure you that all emails sent to other stratics email addresses are being received by the news and other teams, even if you get a reply that indicates that I did not receive it. Keep sending your emails, I hope to have this problem fixed soon.|
|Posted on Friday, August 18, 2000, 4:30 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (GeneralNews)|
|Grand Market: Final Announcement|
|Update on the Minoc Festivities next sunday |
|Posted on Friday, August 18, 2000, 4:02 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (Catskills)|
|The following was just posted to Shard Issues on the UO.com website: |
|Posted on Friday, August 18, 2000, 1:33 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|Missing Council Member Part 3|
As we were preparing to storm The cult of the Black Dragons tower a pigeon arrived. The message it carried said that Basil was willing to negotiate for the reward and a certain amulet that is kept in Sanctuary's tower. Our Negotiator Erwin Rommel opened a dialogue with Basil and a time was set to meet with him and give us our beloved Lotus back.
|Posted on Friday, August 18, 2000, 1:07 PM EDT by BeBadd (GreatLakes)|
|Chesapeake Server Problems|
|The following was just posted to the Shard Issues page of the UO web site: |
In the last twenty-four hours, the Chesapeake shard has experienced a combination of hardware and software issues that, in addition to bringing the shard down, hindered our ability to save a complete backup of the shard. As a result, we are currently in the process of reverting the shard to its last completed backup, which was completed at approximately 3:00 PM EST, Thursday, August 17th.
|Posted on Friday, August 18, 2000, 12:46 PM EDT by Pfredd Mudd (Chesapeake)|
|Attention all citizens of Britannia! This Saturday night in Liberalis, we offer you a grand time of buying and selling! The city of Liberalis will be hosting two auctions! Come and buy and sell rare and valuable items, or come and buy a romantic evening with a fair maiden or a young sire!|
The first auction that will be held will feature treasured and rare items, along with anything else anyone brings to sell. If you would like to sell some of your own unique items, please contact CopperZerO. She can be found in Liberalis almost nightly.
The second auction will be a bachelor and bachelorette auction. Come and bid on a romantic evening with young men and women. And if you are a willing lord or lady who is single and would like to participate, again please let CopperZerO know. It should be...interesting.
So come one and all this Saturday night to the city of Liberalis! There will also be food, drink, and a bard on hand to entertain! The festivities will start at 8pm Pacific (11pm EST), and will run until everyone is finished. Gates will be provided to the city about an hour before the event by the mage, Istvan. He will be right inside the courtyard of Castle British. Liberalis is located on the Trammel facet. Hope to see you there!
|Posted on Friday, August 18, 2000, 11:41 AM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|Brave Man 10,000 Imminent|
|Hail All! |
"I hope you are still interested in our little event. We have placed a small marble shop in a very good mining location. We will place 100 keys at each 1000 Gold into a vendor. I guess it won`t be the very last key bought that fits!As anyone who's owned a shop knows, 10,000 is a major milestone. Congratulations to the Brave Men!
Go with the virtues.
|Posted on Friday, August 18, 2000, 10:07 AM EDT by Rock (Drachenfels)|
|House Auction Canceled|
|Hail All! |
Jasmine, head of the Homeless Chef Fund, sent us the following cancellation notice:
"Thanks to your generous natures, the Homeless Chef Fund has been a success! The proposed House Auction has been called off when it was realized that selling privately through the Homeless Chef Fund was an easier and quicker way of helping the homeless. So far, at least 6 lucky inhabitants of Drachenfels have found homes with us because of your charity! For those still requiring assistance, we still have two small towers and a sandstone patio house available, all on Trammel. Offers must be made fast as the price can get very high in a very short space of time. We can also direct you towards places where houses for sale may be found.We thank Jasmine for this announcement, and congratulate her and the fund's success.
Go with the virtues!
|Posted on Friday, August 18, 2000, 9:47 AM EDT by Rock (Drachenfels)|
|Melantus has started a PvP discussion thread on the UO.com Discussion forum, asking for comments on the future of PvP:|
PvP Discussion Thread
|Posted on Friday, August 18, 2000, 7:33 AM EDT by Sambolc (GeneralNews)|
|Champions of Britannia Tourney Update|
|Hail and well met, good folk of Legends! |
A messenger has tracked me down once more, to deliver this timely missive. It should prove of particular interest to those of the warrior disciplines. My mead grows stale, so I'll not tarry long with prose. Read on, pilgrims!
Greetings Fellow Adventurers! I have some rather upsetting news to deliver about the Champions of Britannia Tournament. The time that I hoped to have scheduled must be pushed back one day to Saturday due to an unexpected occurrence with my outside activities... So, in order to make it up to the rest of the of the anxious warriors out there, I will be raising the grand prize of the tournament to 25k. Hopefully this will also get the attention of others that were considering taking part, to sign up and join in the festivity.
I trust this minor setback won't affect the anticipated, large turnout. To those of you who intend to particiapte..."Salut!"Until next we meet, safe journeys to you, one and all.
|Posted on Friday, August 18, 2000, 5:11 AM EDT by Cyn (LegendsAOL)|
|The Minoc Cup|
Have you been feeling exhausted after a days blacksmithing or a long dungeon crawl and you would like to relax and chat with fellow Adventurers? Perhaps you are in need of a change of scenary to sit back and work on your trade? Or maybe you just want to get pissed.
Well you should come up to "The Golden Dragon Inn And Tavern" on 20/08/00 to do just that.... and to watch and bet on the very first of a series of races that will eventually lead up to what we are calling the "The Minoc Cup"!!!
Not to mention the rune library we are currently building up (all vendor runes or favourite spots are welcome). Just Meet Carlitos and Cedrye at 2:15pm SET outside The Vesper Mint.
We will be having other events going on at the opening but you'll have to wait and see what they are :) We hope to see alot of people coming along. The more people that are there the larger the money pool wil be :) I know I am appealing to that Melboourne cup spirit. Give in, come down place a bet, get drunk (or not), chat with your friends and have a look at our stock (it is limited at the moment, but we are looking to take vendors on for the right tradepersons or rares collectors).
We are located NNE of the east mines next to Minoc Trammel. 166o 53'N 93o 5'E. Just in case you can't make to vesper ;)
Carlitos, Seeker Of The Arcane
Sounds a fun day.. To recap for everyone thats...
The Goldern Dragon Inn and Tavern
20/08/00 (thats in Australian format for any of our O/S visitors)
166o 53'N ; 93o 5'E, NNE of Minoc, Approx 2.15pm SET
Von Ravend, Oceania Stratics Reporter
|Posted on Friday, August 18, 2000, 4:24 AM EDT by Von Ravend (Oceania)|
|Akalabeth lives again!|
|The Ancient Order of Akalabeth is pleased to announce the forthcoming Dedication Ceremony and Grand Opening Celebration of the Akalabeth Outpost. All are invited to join us as we celebrate the rebirth of Akalabethan Culture on Trammel.|
The Dedication Ceremony will be held Friday, August 18th and will begin at 9:00pm (edt). The Ceremony will be followed by Food, Drink, Prizes and Games.
Directions and Information are available at:
LONG LIVE AKALABETH!!!
|Posted on Friday, August 18, 2000, 3:05 AM EDT by Joe Woodwright (Chesapeake)|
|Caina to Host a Grand Casino Event|
|News from Caina, city of the Damned, enjoy.|
This Saturday, the 19th from 5pm (EST) to 11pm, the Asylum of Perdition is hosting a grand Casino event. Drink are half price, and all citizens of Caina receive free tokens for this momentous event.I thank you for this news Dark One.
|Posted on Friday, August 18, 2000, 1:23 AM EDT by Aleph Aeirs (Atlantic)|
|Orcish Bludgod Festival|
|A crow recently dropped off this scroll written by the scribe of Qog. Tis fortunate for the orc Warboss that he has someone who can write for him. *chuckles* |
Just when we despair that the forces of Light hold a festival, the forces of Darkness announce one of theirs. Excellent. *smiles darkly* Yours in Infinite Darkness,
|Posted on Friday, August 18, 2000, 12:40 AM EDT by Azalin (Atlantic)|
|A Midsummer's Night Festival|
|This festive event announcent from Molly. |
Thank ye Molly for this news. We do so hope that the creatures of Light and Nature enjoy themselves. *cackles* Walk in Darkness,
|Posted on Friday, August 18, 2000, 12:25 AM EDT by Azalin (Atlantic)|
|King BreeOge and Queen Amelia to Wed|
|King BreeOge announced the following in a note posted to Sonoma Notepads: |
King BreeOge and Queen Amelia are to be married at Castle British, and a Raffle is to be held at the Knights of the Inquisition Tavern after the wedding. Prizes include 2 checks for 100k, various semi-rare items and magical items. Everyone is welcome to attend and win the prizes, and best of all just have FUN! Rune or gate will be provided from Throne Room to Tavern.
Once again, the place to be is Castle British on Trammel, on Saturday, August 19, from 5:00-9:00 PM (Pacific Time). Best of luck to the marrying couple!
|Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2000, 6:44 PM EDT by Ceryx Cybium (Sonoma)|
|Desperatly Seeking Death|
|Ug Hummies! |
I recently has the pleasure of journeying through the Felucca facet, and found it full of much beauty. Dead trees, spinal columns, ah, all the things that reminded me of being a young orc in love!
But enough waxing poetic. I was distressed to find a pigeon with this note tied around it's throat, cutting off air to the poor bird. The note is from the Legion of Death:
"We are sick of everyone being scared. We are desperate for wars. We will not turn down any. No questions asked. We will war everyone. We have completely dominated the Legends shard. We have guilds who are so afraid of us that they won't even come to the bank in Britain. So if you don't war or join us you will be just another slave to fear. War us or join us! Pick a side!"Alas, what times we live in when a guild must actually beg for battle! Do these poor souls the charity of declaring war and wreaking havoc on them. As their lives are lost in battle, they will no doubt exit this world thanking you for it. After all, they are the Legion of Death. No doubt they wish to be dead. And who can blame them? The robes are lovely.
|Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2000, 6:07 PM EDT by Ithunk (LegendsAOL)|
|Craziness continues with Kazola's Clone.|
|Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2000, 5:44 PM EDT by Tristam (GreatLakes)|
|The Town of Evil|
Its name has many meanings. Merlin had his ‘Grand Grimoire’ which was a book of great magical power. I’ve also heard it meant a ‘town full of magic’.
On Ultima Online, however, there is a much more sinister connotation. A town of evil. Murderers who will PK you on the spot. PvPers who strive to ‘own’ you and will do so easily. Grief players who make life miserable.
Although it’s good hype, most of that is not true. What's true is that evil RPing can be difficult, but if you want to see the best go to Grimoire. Sure a lot of the players have red names and they don’t take any crap from anyone, but if you’re tired of being safe in Trammel seek out the tower of evil on Fire Island. It can be a lot of fun....or:
I finally knew what a substitute teacher felt like in a classroom full of 8th graders. Does anyone have fond memories of 8th grade? I sure as hell don’t. I dreaded 5th period typing class. Every day this bully and his lackey would literally hold the class hostage through fear.
But I digress...It was a Friday Night and I stood there in my requisitioned red outfit. On 'staff' at the Fight Nights if you will. It was then I thought back to those junior high days. The crowds menality was definately in an 8th grade rut. Their mouths were filthy with perverse sex talk. They spit. They smelled like crazy hormones on overdrive. And you know what...I out sassed, out boasted, and out grossed them all. Pelle Svanslos, the ultimate substitute teacher in the city of evil.
Fight Night always starts with Lost trying to talk over the crowd. They never remember the rules and ask a million questions. He and Baby herd them past the crowd section and over to the warriors holding pen. Craggan, the de facto leader, with a perpetual scowl looked on. He stood alone and everyone knew it was better not to have him single you out in a crowd. They moved past him quickly.
The fights themselves started quickly. Like letting a bull out of its cage. Ended quickly too. Blood splattering upon the stones. Life forces draining with that all too familiar sound you hear as the soul is forced from it’s fleshy cage. I watched as players ran out to the floor in exuberance only to come back dragging their bleeding bodies into the holding pen.
Only the winners, Tempest and Shakespeare, knew what glory felt like on the battlefield. True glory where you fight down to your sinews, body aching, mind numbing yet somehow persevering. Beating down the competition.
About the same time Tempest and Shakespeare were in heated competition with Miner Jim and Spawn there were murmurs in the crowd. Some unruly types had started drifting in and setting their beady eyes towards Lost and Craggan. Grimoire had trouble with this motley crew before and preparations were being made if an attack broke out after the fight night.
In the crowd, hidden away, were friends of Grimoire. Ready to brawl if need be. Mianoumi, nemesis of Adam Ant and the Guardians of Undead Lords, was there doing crowd control just outside the barriers. If it was a fight they wanted...well, they were going to get one.
I guess in the end they opened up a gate and flew away. The fight ended peacefully. Was was it I said about hype? If you’re trying to cause trouble it’s all true.
|Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2000, 5:35 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|Missing Council Member Part 2.|
|When I recieved news of White Lotus' disappearence, I geared up and headed to the Drunken Lizard Pub to meet my fellow citizens. It seemed that the entire population of Sanctuary was there. We sent patrols out to all corners of Sosaria. Special thanks to the Ranger captain Ruprecht, Strix, Ravenshadow, Erwin Rommel and anybody else I missed, for searching against overwhelming odds.|
All night long the search continued with many rescuers being killed and brought back to life only to die again. The hordes of Monsters Impeding our search grew as the night dragged on as if Evil itself had a hand in this. Also to our concern, messages came in that we were not the only ones looking for her. The Urks Of The Bloodrock Clan and The Cult of the Black Dragon were only a couple of the groups mentioned.
As our search wound down we found this:
written hastily on a piece of red cloth and sent by a friend
We know now she is being held against her will and it seems many groups are against us.We are offering a reward of 50,000 gp for her safe return and any aid from anybody interested in stopping these evil forces are is welcome greatly!
Please if you have any further information contact us
Jon von Darkmoor - Ranger
|Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2000, 5:19 PM EDT by BeBadd (GreatLakes)|
Every Tuesday @ 10:00pm EST, 7:00pm PST
Location: Trammel, Lord British Meeting room.
Length of Meeting: 2 hours
Purpose of the Hero's Gathering:
The purpose of the gathering is to provide a source of information on the current quests or events that are happening throught the land. This is done by asking questions. I have also been told by the ancient ones, that you may not request information on future events. Only events that have happened. You may also promote a future event at these meeting.
The order of procedure:
One half hour prior to the meeting. One of the Trinsic Paladins will arrive at the meeting location. His purpose is to collect any agenda information that will be discussed at the meeting.
To assist in the meeting, purchase a blank book (one can be provided).
Place in the book the following info:
Guild Name or City Name:
Topic or Question:
This book is then to be handed to the paladin on duty. When the meeting starts, the paladin will require a few minutes to organize the agenda.
The Paladin will call the Hero's Gathering to order.
The Paladin will then start with the first agenda on the list.
The Paladin will continue through the list until the end.
The Paladin will then open the floor to the members.
It has been requested that each speaker limit his/her presentation to the maximum of 10 minutes.
The Paladin will then close the meeting.
All questions may be held for review, so that they may be answer correctly.
After the meeting, all books will be stored in the local library. After two weeks, these books will be placed into the archive.
High Paladin Brutus
|Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2000, 4:03 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|In Testing Updated|
|This was just added to Testing for Next Update: |
These are various fixes to be added to UO:
|Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2000, 1:41 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|Grimoire Fight Nights|
Friday Night Event at Grimoire Arena.
|Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2000, 12:42 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|Something's Rotten in The City of Haven|
|Azazel sent this in: |
|Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2000, 12:24 PM EDT by Narga Saiyen (Chesapeake)|
|The Second DragonKnight of Humility.|
(from the scrolls of the Azure Dragons)
|Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2000, 11:02 AM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|The Sting of Death...|
Tonight was a night The Deciples of Mondain will never forget. Nor will many people that tended to Nystles side. Nystle was found very ill at the Temple of Mondain. The source of illness was unknown so word of his illness spred quickly.
The Deciples started to search for anyone with the knowledge of the Arcane Arts. Rian of Cult of the Azure Dragon was brought to Nystles side quickly. Rain casted spells that he thought would cure Nystle of his illness. Nystles skin started to go back to a healthy colour when he had a turn for the worst.
All hope of saving Nystle was low. Then they found a man named Kallendbor. Who without his book of curing Nystle would not survive. Kallendbor figured out that the source of Nystles illness what from a very rare sting from a "Soul" Bug as he called it. It's stinger is like a simbiant and when it stings its prey the stinger itself imbeds into the skin and not only steals the life force of its prey, but the soul as well.
Kallendbor found the cure for this sting in his books but the potion needed a special ingrediants to make. However it was not a common ingrediant. It was Dragons Blood.
The Deciples searched all over Decite. The only known origin of this ingrediants. They searched long and hard and eventually found it. Bringing it back to Kallendbor just in time was a good thing. Nystle was as close to dead as possible.
Nystle did survive and will continue to get healthier as time goes on...
Nystle I pray for your health to return 110% and that you never get sick like this again.
UOSS GL Shard Reporter
and RDG Lt.
|Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2000, 12:38 AM EDT by BeBadd (GreatLakes)|
|Edinburgh's First Town Faire Declared a Success!|
|On the evening of August 12th, the city of Edinburgh opened to the public in grand fashion with a marvelous town faire. Founded and maintained by the Britannian Order of Woodcrafters, the city's first event included free furniture construction and coloring, a scavenger hunt in dungeon Wrong, and had a turn out of over fifty citizens!|
The following recollection of the festivities comes courtesy of Snow, a citizen of Edinburgh and bowyer in the ranks of its founding organization...
"I started my night in Vesper, announcing the event and handing out runes to those that showed interest. I soon received word that the Moonglow crier had run out of runes, so I quickly travelled there to hand out the remainder of my rune supply. I soon ran out of runes, but citizens were very helpful, and gated those without runes to the city for me...
I had a chance to visit the city of Edinburgh, and was very impressed by the aesthetics and sheer size of the city. Myriad shops and vendors exist throughout the town, and the local tavern is a beautiful setting in which to spend a romantic evening.
To see the city through your own eyes, walk south of Wrong, with the Town Hall lying at coordinates 110o7'N 42o32'E. The city spans the length of the mountain range, with buildings extending into the surrounding forest. The citizens will appreciate your patronage!
|Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2000, 10:08 PM EDT by Lady Eve (Catskills)|
|Another S-Mart Auction!|
S-Mart will be hosting an auction this Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 8pm EST. The auction will be held at the S-Mart Auction house which is northeast from Minoc and north-northeast from Vesper. The sextant coordinates are 139'28" N, 129'52" E. Also, for your convenience, Myrrden will be providing free runes and gates to the auction house at the West Britain Bank from 7-7:55pm EST. The auction will begin promptly at 8pm EST. Please note the following rules to help make the auction go smoothly for all involved:
|Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2000, 8:08 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Update on elections for Moonglow City Council|
|Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2000, 8:07 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Where Can They Be?|
|Fair greetings Sanctuary,|
While traveling around the forests of Felucca today, I happened upon a small blonde lady huddled near a dead tree. She wore the robe of death and a dazed look on her face. I stopped to see if I could be of aid. Upon looking closer I noticed her name. White Lotus-Honoured Council-TCS.
At the time, the title meant nothing to me. I dismounted from my steed, bowed and asked if I could be of help. She looked up with vacant eyes and smiled. As I reached out to take her hand to help her up, she pulled back, stood up and ran towards the bridge.
I mounted and tried to follow her. She ran like the hounds from hell were after her. I called her name. She stopped, turned to look at me and spoke but one word. "Laz"
Soon I was surrounded by monsters of all kinds and had to fight my way thru them. After I dispatched them, I looked for her but she had disappeared.
I searched for awhile and then slowly made my way to Yew. I forgot about her until I saw a person with the same guild name. As I rushed to ask if he knew her, he recalled away. Asking around the bank, I discovered that TCS was actually The City of Sanctuary.
I don't know what she was doing or what had befallen her, but she didn't seem in her right state of mind.
For your information, I was traveling in the forests around Yew and Britain in Felucca. It was near an L-shaped bridge that I spotted her.
I am hoping that she shall be found and returned to her home.
I will hope for Lady White Lotus and Mage Laz returns safely, keep us posted.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2000, 8:05 PM EDT by BeBadd (GreatLakes)|
|Vesper Mobilizes Once Again|
|A message from The Free Vesper Militia |
|Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2000, 8:01 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Horse Races Continue - Tonight|
|Janos Antero announced on Sonoma Notepads that the Horse Races previously held by ibn al'Asifa will continue to be held in his absence. The next races will be Tonight, August 16, at 9:00 PM Pacific time. |
These races will be held in their usual location. That is, in Felucca, at the Britain Race Tracks. Directions can be found here.
These races consist of several heats, in which a number of riders are pitted against each other. From each heat, there is one winner who advances to the Finals. The champion of the Finals takes home a bag of 10,000 gold peices! All are welcome and encouraged to attend, either to race or to spectate.
On an out-of-character note, for those of you that may not know, ibn al'Asifa was an RPC. RPCs, or Role-Played Characters, are Seers who shed their green robes to become citizens of Britannia. These Seers hold and contribute to quests and events in this form. Ibn's Seer was lost in the fiasco that occurred in late July. I personally find it very inspiring that the Sonoma Role-playing community can pick up and continue events like this without a hitch. Those running this event now should be applauded for their efforts.
(The map, and the information on ibn al'Asifa are courtesy of Crossroads of Britannia.)
|Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2000, 7:35 PM EDT by Ceryx Cybium (Sonoma)|
|Eyewitness Jamlyn Hakkendyn tells it all: |
The town of Aryslan was quiet for sometime during the day, but as the evening began to set in, the evil also came to town. Xavier of the Caitiff, along with Zann of the CFM came into town and started attacking Trogot, the Captain of the town guard. We were able to ward off those who attacked. I quickly called in the guard, as i knew more trouble was on its way.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2000, 7:09 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (Chesapeake)|
|The Library of Shadowmoor|
|A message from Nathan Longbow: |
Run and mantained by the Druids, The Library of Shadowmoor is one of the largest libraries in the land. Ancient tomes of arcane knoweldge, along with the most common novels and tales can be found on its shelves.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2000, 6:43 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (Catskills)|
|An Interview with Lord Ventryn|
|"Lord Ventryn Presents His Side of the Story", by Tymaron |
Lord Ventryn presented his account of events during an interview with me on Saturday, including a long history of Stormguard and how the initial finding of the relics erupted into civil war. He describes how Lord Pythos was largely responsible for the civil war, and reveals his initial interest in the relics and his actions on acquiring them. He admits to destroying Stormguard, as well as entrapping Xenthyl to do his bidding. He then accounts his dealings with Qua'Tel, including Qua'Tel's eventual betrayal. He bemoans Winterfell's involvement. Finally, he indicates how the fifth and final relic relates to the first four. The following is the tale he told me verbatim. He spoke haltingly, but at great length. It was indeed fortunate that I so happened to have a spare journal.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2000, 6:34 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (Catskills)|
|The Battle to Destroy Ventryn|
|This battle report was sent by Gorion, Governor of Trinsic: |
A cold rain blew into the forest of Yew. It was a cloudy and unpleasant day. The falcon, Vengence began to approach the abbey as I depositing some gold into my bank box from my journey in the past weekend. The falcon flew through the front doors and landed on my shoulder. It carried a small letter in its mouth.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2000, 6:20 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (Catskills)|
|Web Professionals Wanted|
|Stratics is seeking two qualified web professionals to join our expanding technical team. Get your foot in the door of the gaming industry by joining this team where you will help develop not only new sites for our network but also help in redesigning some of our existing web sites. Not to mention special projects that are currently under development as well. It is a great way to learn new skills and also earn a little cash at the same time. These positions are considered part-time and we need those who apply to be willing to spend at least 10-15 hours a week on various assignments. |
Both positions require solid experience working in a Linux/Apache environment.
The two positions include:
Title: Web Designer/HTML Coder
Primary Duties Include:
Title: Perl/CGI Developer with MySQL experience
Primary Duties Include:
We request that when submitting your resume that you include both examples of your previous work and also references. Please send resume along with referrals to [email protected] .
We look forward to hearing from you!
|Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2000, 6:04 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (GeneralNews)|
|The Dragon Knight of Humility|
|Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2000, 2:33 PM EDT by Tristam (GreatLakes)|
|Champions of Britannia PVP Tourney|
|"Hail and well met, fellow travelers. |
Nothing heats the blood like a rousing pvp tourney. And it looks like an esteemed member of our community has planned a tourney that promises to be quite the social event. Read on, pilgrims.
Hail Adventurers! I am Marco Polo, Guild Master of one of this shards finest adventurer's guilds. Today I speak on behalf of all the other warrior spirits out there, saying that a tournament is needed. So, with that, I will conduct a tournament system that I would like to call the "Champions of Britannia." It will be held in Felucca inside the Fighting Pits of Jhelom. The show time starts at 8:00 PM CST. I wish to welcome all to join in with this festivity! The tournament will be based on elimination rules. There will be two divisions: Mage and Warriors. They will each fight till one reaches the top of their class. Then it will be warrior vs. mage. The entrance fee for the tournament will be 1k from each individual whom enters. Spectators will be allowed in for free (of course), but are urged to stay away from the fighting lines. The Grand Prize of the match will be 15k. The rules of the tournament will be as followed:
Sounds like great fun! I will endeavor to see you all there. Hmm..a question, Marco. The aforementioned regs vendor will sell mead, won't he?Until next we meet, safe journeys to you all.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2000, 2:13 PM EDT by Cyn (LegendsAOL)|
|Fishing Nets, Gargoyles Pickaxes... Whats next?|
|With all the recent changes sneaking into Oceania (and other shards of course) at the moment it almost makes you wonder what is coming next.|
So far we have had.
Weapons of Virtue: New weapon types that do double damage against the monster type they are set to. Side by Side with this we now also have double damage being dealt back towards us when using the 'wrong' type of magic weapon against monsters, with rumour saying it even extends to the magic cast by these monsters (like silver + a Orc Magi = a very nasty flamestrike).
Fishing Nets: These new items, fished out of the sea when used brings up a nightmarish monster from the deep, a fabled Kraken. Pity the poor fisherman caught unaware the first time this was used.
With the chance of a SOS bottle and Treasure Map of these beasts, guilds can be seen standing behind that fateful fisherman now.
Gargoyle's Pickaxe: This item, a double edge gift for miners, allows a miner when using it to 'upgrade' the colour ore that comes from a spot. Dull copper becomes shadow, verite becomes valorite. Just like the fishing net however, a surprise awaits the unsuspecting miner as the pickaxes can summon a colour Elemental from the Ore. Depending on the ore colour you use it at can bring forth a Elemental of that colour. Most nasty is the Valorite Elemental that hits a armoured Warrior for 30 damage and has a special 'gas' attack of around the same amount.
So whats next?
Lumberjacks finding a Reaper's Axe that gives double wood from a strike but can cause a Reaper to spawn nearby?
Magic cookies from a GrandMaster Cook that have a chance that the "Ginger Bread Man" comes and gets him?
Well, we live in 'Interesting Times' indeed.
Von Ravend - OtR, Oceania Stratics Reporter
|Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2000, 1:00 AM EDT by Von Ravend (Oceania)|
|Well worth a read...|
|Hail and Greetings all,|
Just a short note drawning attention to this posting about Player Made Magic Items.
The time and work gone into this is quite good, and it does bring up a interesting viewpoint on magic items.
Well done Rhodri.
Von Ravend of OtR, Oceania Stratics Reporter
|Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2000, 10:17 PM EDT by Von Ravend (Oceania)|
|BNN: The Last of the Obsidian Posts|
|This was just found on the BNN of the uo.com website: |
by: Prellis the scribe Aug 15 2000 5:07PM
|Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2000, 7:45 PM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Atlantic)|
|Factions Test Comments|
|Calandryll posted the following on the UO.com Development forum, asking for feedback on the Faction Test shard:|
Factions Test Comments
|Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2000, 7:06 PM EDT by Sambolc (GeneralNews)|
|A Little Bit of Everything|
|An announcement. |
|Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2000, 4:23 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Opening of a New Tavern|
|Announcement from the HOL |
|Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2000, 4:19 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Vesper Shall Not be Independent|
|A message from Lord of Kha |
|Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2000, 4:06 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Stranger Encountered in Hythloth|
"Corp Por!" Klavis spoke, and the monstrous elder daemon fell to his spell. I rushed in to help collect speak with him. "Good shot" I said. "That was a tough one... but what really has my interest is those cultists I hear in the summoning chamber... let's go see what all the commotion's about." So Klavis Verge and I, Pikkle Ffolger, crept into the mighty chamber very carefully, not to be surprised by any new balrons that came after us. Then we saw him; Agares. In the bloody summoning circle there stood a giant deamon, surrounded by evil cultists. But this was no regular beast, he was smart! He was intelligent! He boomed out over the room "I am Agares! You have awoken me from my sleep! You shall pay!" He then proceeded to walk towards us, and cast some spells. When he did this, I knew he wasn't on our side, no sir. "RUN!" I yelled, but Verge was braver, or stupider, than I, and in turn said "Kal Vas Flam." But I was gone. I had run back into the small room in the corner to hide. I was soon followed by Verge, and Agares on his tail. Klavis stepped on the teleport tile just behind me, which took us to a safe, adjacent room to hide from daemons and balrons as we normally did. But I knew this wouldn't suffice this time. I watched in horror as Agares tried to use the teleporters. As he found the right one he was in the small, confined room with us. I knew it was over, so I quickly panicked and magically fled to my tower. I of course had the intention to go back, but not with my treasures I carried, as there was no point in losing them when I didn't need to. I transported back to the room, and found myself with my back to the wall along with Klavis Verge. Standing in front of us was the behemoth Agares. He boomed about being angry because he was awakened by those cultists. "Can you lead me to the surface of this hellhole?" he said. We both answered that we could magically transport him to the surface. "Considering that would tear me to shreds," he bellowed "I suggest you walk me to the surface if you don't want to end up dead like those cultists. "Wh-wh-who killed them sire?" I asked Agares. "I DID FOOL!" I knew we were in trouble. I noticed by now that a balron had made its way to the teleporter room, trapping us in. It was focused on destroying me, but I was safe in the small room as it was too stupid to use the teleporters. We conferenced with Agares. The bottom line was he needed us to guide him through Hythloth to the surface or he would destroy us. I looked over at Verge as he looked back. "Should we?" He said. "Sure, but-" I started, but by then he had run over the teleporter and was already on his way through the balron room, and Agares was behind him. They left me with the balron still focused on me, ignoring both of them as they ran by. I swallowed hard, then jumped on the teleporter and ran as fast as I could possibly go. I followed Verge as fast as I could, and was gaining, but so was the beast on MY tail. He was always a few feet behind, and if I stumbled at all I knew I would be lunch meat. I ran PAST Agares, and then Verge on my way to the top. I stumbled up stairs as I knew the balron would not follow me up there, and this was the way to the surface anyway. I had left Klavis Verge, Agares, and the balron behind, but I knew both of them would follow, so I kept running. I knew the dangers of this dungeon so I hurried past all the snakes and orcs. There was even a gargoyle growling at me. I ran down a hall and stepped on a trap that sent me back to the front of the hall. I was dumbfounded, and looked around, and was surrounded by orcs and hell hounds. They leaped at me, but I dodged and ran down some more stairs and hid up against a wall. The orcs looked for me, but could not find me. But this was the least of my worries. Where was Verge? Where was Agares? I knew I could not last long alone down there, but I had to find them or Agares would destroy me. I ran through the second level and explored, trying to find my way up and trying to find Verge. After many setbacks, and lots of retreating, I found the teleporter to the first floor. I made it through, and ran through the maze. I opened a door and there was Agares. I ran past him, trying not to give him a chance to speak (or be mad.) I didn't ask where Verge was. All he said was "HURRY FOOL! There's only a few minutes left!" I ran ahead, running up some more stairs past more orcs. Agares flew after me. As we ran up the last stairs I told him we were almost there. I stumbled up the stairs and was outside at last! I stood under the roof of the entrance, and waited for Agares. He took a few seconds, but came up. When he stood under the roof with me, he let out an evil laugh. I feared the worst. What had happened to Klavis Verge? I asked him "A-a-a-are you pleased sire?" "Yes, I am, you did well. Here is your reward mortal" At that, he dropped 3153 gold and a weird wand. I scooped it up. "After I step into the sun I shall disappear. Wish me luck." "Good luck m'lord. Farewell." So he stepped out from under the roof and exploded into a flash of light. I looked at this strange wand. As I examined it it let off a bright firework. I was very pleased. I then transported myself back down into the balron lair and got myself into the hiding place. There I saw Lord Zalbag, a friend of mine. "Did you hear about Agares!?" I asked him. "Yeah, I spoke with him and Verge. Klavis got killed by that balron that was after you. When you made it upstairs it turned on Verge. But he's alright, I got his stuff for him and he'll be right back." I felt very guilty... it was my fault Verge had died. Then Verge showed up and explained the story I had just heard.Thankye, Pikkle, for this tale.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2000, 4:06 PM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Baja)|
|Avalon's Sunday Night Ceremony Postponed|
Due to unforseen real life circumstances, the ceremony wherein Baja's player-city of >Avalon (Felucca) would swear-in it's new leaders is postponed. Originally planned on the night of Sunday, August 13th, the celebration is delayed until further notice. Updated information shall be posted at the first available opportunity.Thankye, Nobody, for this update.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2000, 4:02 PM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Baja)|
The Grand opening of the "Fat Horse tavern" and "Fairhaven Mall" will be on August 18 at 9 pm CST till 12 am CST. Both buildings are located in the new player run city of "Fairhaven". Fairhaven is located east of the Yew abbey at the coordinates 70 39' N 37 58' W you will find our mall, just to the north west of that you will find the Fat Horse tavern. The city itself consists of 5 public buildings and 4 private buildings at this time, but we are expanding slowly but surely. On the night of the grandopening ceremonies we will have food, fun, drinks, and door prizes which will include a set of ranger armor. There will also be a Horse race that evening, so bring your trusty stead ready to race the winner of the race will receive a set of ranger armor and 20K gold, so come prepared to race. Rules of the race will be explained the night of the race.Thankye, Silkon, for this announcement.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2000, 3:59 PM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Baja)|
|Chicken Fight Night!!|
On Tuesday, August 22nd at 8PM CST, The Drunken Lizard Pub of Sanctuary, will hold the first of many "Chicken Fight Nights". Bring your best fighting chicken to the pub and join in the fun. The rules and prize information will be given out prior to the fight,but to start with - Chickens cannot wear armor or use any weapons. Chickens cannot use magic or be the by products of a magic spell (polymorph. Food and drink will be provided.......... The Pub is located in the City of Sanctuary near the Crossroads of Britain and Minoc. Just go to the fort at the crossroads and head southwest into the desert to the tower.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2000, 3:04 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Bardic Night Tonight|
|A message from Videric |
|Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2000, 12:37 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Last week on the Elle quest: Lord Tremain led a group of valiant heroes to the dungeon, Wrong, where they found her sister, Sara. She was holding Elle's husband, Lars, hostage. After a long battle Sara was taken prisoner and whisked away to a secret location.|
Our episode opens up in front of the Yew Winery in Trammel. The usual suspects are all here, including myself. However, there is one surprise! Lord Tremain chuckles that getting information from Elle is like “squeezing blood from a stone” so he has recruited Elder Tzeentch to be a special guest star tonight.
We took one look at the mystery man in the red robe and shuttered. His eyes were black as coal and seemed to pierce your body whenever he looked at you. I almost felt sorry for Sara. Almost...
Just as we were about to leave Dyastro Farkas sprang out of nowhere and attacked BladeSong. It was a short battle with Dyastro recalling away before anyone got killed and laughing at ‘The stupid heroes’ as he called us. It was a strange incident that left you scratching your head.
They gated us to a secret room previously never seen and unrecorded on our maps. Tzeentch was being protected by his paladins, Randolph and Brutus. They escorted the prisoner to our little circle.
Watching Sara strut forward she reminded me of everything the Elle was not. Surly, unkempt and a soul full of ugly. The only similarity was their taste for orange clothing.
The Elder started the proceedings right away. “You are here on charges for conspiring with cultists.” She laughed a little too harshly. “And? I hope you have a point to all this.”
He seemed disarmed for just a moment, but quickly regained his composure. “We can do this one of two ways: easy or hard.” She lowered her gaze upon him. Much like a mongoose to the snake. “Why don’t you make like Lord British and disappear.”
Oh, the Elder didn’t like that one bit. Not a bit. “Your secrets will flow to me without one word traveling from your mouth. Your mind is like a children’s book.”
With a giggle she started to recite: “Roses are red, violets are blue. Mongbats smell...JUST LIKE YOU!” The paladin, Randolph, got in her face. “Trifle not with the Inquisitor!” But the man in the red robe smiled and waved him back.
Rolling up his sleeves, he hands started glowing a dull purple. “Very well, the hard way it is.” He turned to his escorts. “Paladins, remain with the woman at all times. Do not flee her side.” Both Randolph and Brutus nodded. “No matter what odd effects are produced.”
The air seemed charged with ozone. It became hard to breathe. A slight tremor twitched in Sara’s right eye. She spat out: “All these guards for one woman? HA!”
The Elder continued: “Now then...we’ll start simple. I want to know why Elle was carrying out her highwayman campaign.” Sara looked up at the ceiling without any response. “What made her think it would help win her families freedom?”
He reached out and placed his hand upon her forehead. She cringed. “I have nothing to tell you.”
All of the sudden, a half dozen wraiths appeared. The crowd sprang into action and cut them down to size. The elder kept his hand rooted to her head. “Her mind is strong.” She tried to pull away. “I would advise against continuing, fool.” He smiled once again. “Too late. I have found my answer.”
As the wraiths before them we were treated to skeletal knights, their leader a blazing red color. The Elder’s face began to pale. “DAMN!” he shouted. All around us more creatures appeared. Mummies and skeletons. The warriors tried to protect the Elder from any harm. I could hear E-bolts echo in this dark dungeon and the sound of metal clanging off bone.
Soon, the monsters were dead and the Elder had taken his hand off of Sara. They were both sweating. “The answer is so simple. It should have been obvious. Elle was under the assumption that she could buy her families freedom. The cult would have never let them go. Sara intended to slay them all.” Sara made a face. “Yeah, if you believe that I have a tower in the Lost Lands I want to sell thee.”
The Elder grabbed her chin and forced her to look into his eyes. “You would have taken Elle prisoner the minute she delivered the money, wouldn’t you?”
“If you think you’re getting anything else out of me, think again. My mistress has taught me well.”
“ Why are you loyal to Minax in the first place? Elle was not. Why are you?” Sara almost spat in his face. “I have nothing to tell you.” The Elder clicked his tongue. “ Sure you do. I’ll just go in and take what I want. You might as well stop resisting.”
He placed his hand upon her forehead again. She screamed. “STOP THAT!” And it almost seemed as if her pain made the elementals appear. Air, Fire, Water and Efreets. “Continue at your own risk.” She mumbled while rubbing at her temples.
“But, my dear, I already have your secrets.” She smiled through her pain. “You think you do, but you don’t.” All around them a battle was howling as we fought off the elementals. The Elder shouted to be heard above the din. “Before the war in Trinsic. Before the undead took over you were a mage’s apprentice there.” Sara gritted her teeth. “So, I was. Tis no secret that.”
“The mage was a Minax cultist. He helped betray the city and corrupted your soul in the process.”
“He did not corrupt me. I serve my mistress willingly.” The Elder seemed not to pay attention to her claims. “When the undead moved in you kept your family behind in the city. You wanted to corrupt them as well.”
“They were fools. They could not see what benefits that could be had.”
“But Elle escaped and fled to Trammel as many did, but you kept her husband behind and her parents. Why didn’t you let them go? Perhaps you were angry that Dupre had defeated Juo’nar’s army?” These two were locked in mortal battle although neither brandished any physical weapons. “Bah, he did not defeat them. Temporarily set them back perhaps. My Mistress will prevail. I am loyal to her.”
“Your own insane actions led to your sisters death and maybe the death of your parents. Where are they? You must know.” After a moment with no response the Elder placed his hand upon her again. “This is a simple question. All I want is the location. This shouldn’t be so hard.”
With a blank look in her eye: “I have nothing to tell you. Stop while you still live.” Well, this was the straw that broken the camel’s back. The Elder lost his temper and pulled back on her hair. At that moment ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE. Spiders of every variety and their equally poisonous cousins the giant scorpions attacked.
Sara spoke in whispers, her head still wrenched back. “Tis not that I am insane...I serve and obey she who taught me” As we fought the new wave of beasties, I could see the Elder concentrating. He started to shake and finally came to a rest. Letting Sara go, he stumbled back. Brutus was instantly there, supporting his weakened body. “I have claimed another secret from that mess.”
“What is that, sir?” Brutus asked. The room was silent, the last monster impaled upon the flagstones. Elder Tzeentch straightened himself. “The location of her parents. They are alive!” A great cheer rose from the crowd, but the Elder waved them down. “There is bad news. They are slaves of Keenoean.”
The shock was audible. Brutus spoke first. “Then they are doomed.” I countered that. “Doomed? Never! Not while I live and breath.” Artur Hawkwing concurred. “I will sink my blade into that rat!”
Looking around I tried to rouse the crowd into a frenzy. “What are we waiting for? Lets go!” But the Elder in his absolute wisdom calmed us down. “It would be foolish to rush head first into this. Keenoean has an orc army at his disposal. We need to contact Lord Tremain, who has a knack for military operations, and plan this rescue.”
This will continue tomorrow, kiddies. Same Elle time, same Elle channel!
|Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2000, 11:41 AM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|The Miner's Bane|
Yer surely aware, dear readers, about those latest rumours regarding metal elementals who emerge from the rock itself to hunt the unweary miner who disturbed their vein. Yesterday a group of couragous adventurers, accompanied by Einon Zarith, a Spiritwood miner, set off to investigate those rumours and find proof about "The Miner's Bane".
The first area they investigated were the mountains near Delucia in the new lands. The party, consisting of Einon, Rowan, Dogei and two strange men of the Custodes Fati, called Albion and Lee. Einon, equipped with this special pickaxe found on a gargoyle's corpse, sweating and coughing dug deeper and deeper, till suddenly a rumbling could be heard and emerging from the rocks itself was an elemental of Bronze. The gathered warriors took care of this shiny, metalic monster from the depths of earth, but not without loosing on of em.
After diggin up a few of those monstrous golems the party returned to Spiritwood, as they wanted to search for a vein consisting of valorite. They travelled to the south, past the Spirit Woods to the mountain range called the Destard Mountains. By this time Aranlindale, himself a retired miner, and now barkeep of the Spiritwood Tavern and a man from the Trinsic Swamp called Cougar joined the adventurers.
After a short break in the woods, east of Destard they continued their search, but they were nay that lucky to stumble upon a valorite elemental, though they found some lesser ones. One of them was breathing some strange gas at the warriors fighting it, engulfing em and robbing em of their breath. I was told, that this gas did a lot of damage and it was pure luck they survived this encounter.
A litte later, Sir Ruth, the Spiritwood Librarian joined em as well. He seemed very interrested in those strange creatures, as he had never seen one before. Einon, digging the whole day grew very tired then, and after they dug up a golden elemental they called it a day, returning to Spiritwood to share their news.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2000, 10:47 AM EDT by Pad O'Lion (Europa)|
|Pirates Plunder Spiritwood!|
|I was sent this report by Aranlindale, barkeep of the Spiritwood Tavern|
|Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2000, 10:15 AM EDT by Pad O'Lion (Europa)|
|BNN: Skara Brae Craftsmen Unusually Busy|
|This was recently added to the BNN on the uo.com site: |
By: Janis Williams Aug 14 2000 3:41PM
|Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2000, 8:11 AM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Baja)|
|BNN: Wealthy Land Owner Passes On|
|This was recently added to the BNN on the uo.com site: |
By: Hank Danger Aug 13 2000 4:04PM
|Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2000, 7:55 AM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Baja)|
|Gladiators Appoint War Leader|
|Greetings fellow travelers! |
Whilst nursing mine grievous and myriad, dragon-inflicted wounds in a Skara Brae tavern, I chanced upon this bit of news. Thinking it perhaps of some interest to those of the "warrior disciplines," I pass it along. Read on pilgrims.
"Hail and well met, good people of Legends. By official proclamation, I Maximus, Guildmaster of The Gladiators, announce the promotion of Comedus, to the position of War Leader of the Honor Guard. Comedus, a warrior of unusual courage and resolve, shall be in charge of selecting and training members of the Honor Guard. The new War Leader brings several years of war experience to the Guard and shall be instrumental in forging our forces into worthy protectors of the New Roman Empire. Anyone desiring information of the Empire may contact Comedus with pigeon (icq) at #55624850."The Gladiators seem committed to establishing a presence on the Felucca facet. I will continue to monitor the developments on "the otherside." In the meantime, if your guild is sponsoring an event or dungeon crawl, I'd like to hear about it. Just follow the link and send word to me. Or catch me as I continue my self appointed search for the finest mead in all Britannia.
Until next we meet, safe journeys to you, one and all.> <
|Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2000, 3:03 AM EDT by Cyn (LegendsAOL)|
|Arx Draconis Festival Week Schedule|
This in from Dragons in regard to the city of Arx Draconis and its many events this week.
Arx Draconis Festival Week kicked off with a blast this past Sunday with the opening event, a public Lottery. 50 or so players participated in this free event and 25 prizes were handed out.
|Posted on Monday, August 14, 2000, 9:47 PM EDT by Azalin (Atlantic)|
|The kidnapping of XTerra.|
|Posted on Monday, August 14, 2000, 8:56 PM EDT by Tristam (GreatLakes)|
|The Gargoyle Pickaxe|
|Posted on Monday, August 14, 2000, 8:35 PM EDT by Nephalia D'laine (GreatLakes)|
|Bad Karma PvP Tourney|
|Town of Bad Karma is hosting a PvP tournament between order and chaos. The tournament will be on Aug 16th-Wed at 10:00 pm pacific time. The location will be rooftop of the Bad Karma tower(formerly known as town of Blackcomb.)|
Entry fee will be 2k per person. Rules for tournament are as follows:
*no Magic Weapons
*6 potions per battle
*no poisoned weapons
Security will be in place to settle all issues, we reserve right to ban you from tower if you do not abide by rules.
*Other rules may be added.
1st place-50% of all loot
2nd place-35% of all loot
3rd place-15% of all loot
There will be NO Looting!!!
Please come by and lets have some fun. For further details please check out www.welcome.to/blackcomb message board. Location of town and such will be provided there on B message board. There will be vendors stocked in town for all your PvP needs.
Champagne-Guildmaster of Bad Karma
|Posted on Monday, August 14, 2000, 7:20 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|Recent Mining Additions|
|Melantus posted the following on the UO.com Discussion forum, concerning the recent additions of mining equipment and subsequent rumours.|
About the Recent Mining Additions
|Posted on Monday, August 14, 2000, 4:19 PM EDT by Sambolc (GeneralNews)|
|New Undead Attack Trammel!|
This morning, the Yew and Cove cemeteries were rocked by large spawns of skeletons, zombies, lich lords, and two unique and new members of the undead family: A Wicked Liche, and a Poisoned Skeleton. At about 11:00pm PST, the Yew cemetery was engulfed with undead that seemed to dig their way out of their tombs. It appeared that the undead were summoned by the evil mages and were sent to attack the people coming to defend.
|Posted on Monday, August 14, 2000, 3:44 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Silver Weapons and Orcs - a bad combination|
|An interesting theory was sent to us today: |
Here is another new feature that is starting to hit the boards, and I have seen first hand.So, can this be true ? Do silver weapons used against non undead creatures (for lack of a better description) cause double damage to the wielder ? We already know that the new Weapons of Virtue have that effect, but is this now also happening to our trusted Silver weapons ? As usual, send us your findings at [email protected]. A small message will do :)
Thanks for the insight JD !
|Posted on Monday, August 14, 2000, 3:35 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (GeneralNews)|
|New @ Stratics|
|Here's a quick look at what's new to the Stratics Network this week: |
ORIGIN Stratics is proud to announce two great exclusives this week!
|Posted on Monday, August 14, 2000, 1:58 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (GeneralNews)|
|The Grand Geneva|
|Looks like we have another great Auction site out there, along with vendor and treasure hunting services. Here's the official press release from the folks at The Grand Geneva:|
Hail and well met,
Also note that the home base of The Grand Geneva is the Great Lakes Shard if you are looking for them in-game.
|Posted on Monday, August 14, 2000, 12:02 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (CommunityNews)|
|Greetings Fellow Citizens of Pacific! |
It is my pleasure to announce that I have once again joined the Pacific Team here at UO Stratics as a Shard Reporter. I greatly look forward to serving all of you by getting the news to you promptly and in an orderly fashion.
Just to let those of you who don’t remember me from last time know a little about me. I am a Tamer who also takes a liking to the Bardic Skills, and I can often be found in my new home of Skara Brae by the Bank, or in any one of the many taverns that grace our fair land. If ever you see me and have a bit of news you think is newsworthy feel free to grab my attention and let me hear it.
Thankyou and once again I look forward to serving each and every one of you.
|Posted on Monday, August 14, 2000, 11:25 AM EDT by Aiglos (Pacific)|
|Fight Night Results|
WoW! We had a big turn out for the 2 vs. 2 at Grimoire this Friday! Here are the results:
As you may have noticed I decided to show up and help out. I assure you an interesting story about that night will be forthcoming later in the week.
|Posted on Monday, August 14, 2000, 12:19 AM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|Ghosts at AoA|
Angels Haven was hosting its normal run through of the night food, ale and orcs for all to slay. When suddenly groaning and eerie sounds came from above.
|Posted on Monday, August 14, 2000, 12:11 AM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|I am a Peanut!|
|Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2000, 10:59 PM EDT by Tristam (GreatLakes)|
|Brisbane Players BBQ|
|Hail one and all|
First off, I would like to say we are sorry for the slow/low amount of news on the Oceania shard recently. It is primarly due to some taking leave and some retiring from the game.
Hopefully you will see more information flowing over the next few days.
Another point, a few people have mentioned that a email placed int he last notice of the Brisbane Players BBQ was wrong.
It should be [email protected]
GREAT NEWS FOR BRISBANE PLAYERS BBQ!!!
Electronic Arts have come to the party for the upcoming Brisbane players "Medieval Sauasge Sizzle" to be held on the 2nd September from 11.30am onwards. They have agreed to provide great prizes for all the various activities to be held on the day as well as trying to ensure that ALL players who attend receive a prize!
Unfortuantely, due to legal liability problems, players will NOT be able to actually partake in the "medieval fights" put on by the CKB (Company of Knights Bachelors Medieval Group), but they will be able to try out the various weapons as well as trying on the armour. We will have digital cameras on the day so that we can capture the moments of all our diehard UO players labouring under the weight of a 70kg set of platemail! (someone suggested we do a "sack race" in full armour, there really is some sadists in this world!)
Remember, that the day is open to players as well as family and friends (kiddies are welcome too!) and will include a sausage sizzle on us so please be sure to spread the word and get as many players as possible to show up on the day. If you havent already done so, please drop us an email at [email protected] givings us an idea of how many people are likely to be in your group. Ideally, we need to have a fair idea of numbers by the 24th of August. IF you are aware of any other sites, message boards, etc where these details can be placed, either drop us an email or post something yourself directing people to here for more details.
Looking forward to seeing you all again, as well as a lot of new faces :)
|Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2000, 9:39 PM EDT by Von Ravend (Oceania)|
|Tournament to be Held in Victoria Tonight|
|We received the following concerning the first ever event being held in Victoria tonight (Sunday) at 8p Central in Trammel... |
|Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2000, 7:13 PM EDT by Beans Baxter (LakeSuperior)|
|Capturing a Countess!|
|'Tis summer and love is in the air....! *being a reporter, decides that she is now free to make up her own adages* |
The honorable Gurney, Minister of Defense of the Trinsic Town Militia, and Countess Tiera, Deputy Mayor of the Trinsic Town Council, do proudly proclaim the date of their betrothal to be this Monday, the 14th of August at the Nu'Jelm Palace. All friends of the groom, of the bride, of the city of Trinsic, or well-wishers of any ilk are most welcome to attend the festivities. The ceremony will begin on the hour of 8 PM by the Central skies of Trammel and will be followed by a reception with food, stories and celebration. Note: those involved in the ceremony should plan to attend at 7 PM or as early as possible.Indeed two of the land's finest, I wish them both well and will be there with the warmest of congratulations.
|Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2000, 6:15 PM EDT by Nadia (GreatLakes)|
|Nadia Joins the GL Journalists!|
Nadia here, your newest reporter eager to bring you the latest news and tales from all corners of this fair land. I should like to introduce myself briefly for those of you that I have not yet had the pleasure to meet in my travels. My childhood years were spent toiling away as an apprentice to the Britain Tailors, yet upon discovering the glorious sandstone streets of Trinsic and the welcoming citizens therein, I quickly reestablished myself. I joined Anton LaVey's Church of Tyr as the Cleric of Compassion and then, upon the order's dissolution, joined my new mentor in service to the Trinsic Town Council under Mayor Theo.
To condense a tale all too long, I am now the Mayor of the Trinsic Town Council. Besides that, I ran a short-lived dating service called Dreamtime and am working with my neighbors to bring about the community of River's End in Trammel. I'm also engaged to the wonderful unbelievable EdGuardo (wedding date yet to be set). So, when you think news, think Nadia! Oh..and Nephalia..I guess that works too...er...hrm...*walks away lost in thought*
Thanks, folks! Can't wait to get my first real article up...so send away!
|Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2000, 5:11 PM EDT by Nadia (GreatLakes)|
|Many people have seen the dragon Al'Cedra the past days. Here are some of the reposrts: |
Good work, keep sending in those reports, so we can keep everybody updated with the latest news on this strange creature.
|Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2000, 4:18 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|4th Minoc Horserace|
|A message from Yoldran |
|Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2000, 4:02 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Opening of the city of Ulthuan|
|Announcement from the Ordermaster of The Order of Ulthuan, Qurant |
|Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2000, 3:53 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Trammel Grand Market|
|Dove the Healer sends us the following announcement: |
|Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2000, 3:41 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (Catskills)|
|Guest Bard Night at Kinship Tavern|
|Mishca sent us the following announcement:|
WHEN: Sunday, August 13th, 9pm - 11pm Eastern
|Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2000, 3:04 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (Catskills)|
|Trammel and Felucca Trees on Stratics|
| Greetings, |
You may be asking what these trees are doing over there... Let me enlighten you. From now on our reporters will use these trees to indicate for which facet a news post is meant to be. The leafless tree obviously represents the Felucca facet, the tree with leaves represents the Trammel facet.
I think this system will make it easy for our readers to spot on which side events took place or will be taking place in case of an announcement.
|Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2000, 12:15 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (GeneralNews)|
|The Grand Geneva|
Hail and well met,
|Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2000, 11:51 AM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Update on Ore Elementals and Gargoyle's Pick Axes|
|For the latest updates on Ore Elementals and Gargoyle's Pick Axes, have a look at the information added to the Hunter's Guide and the Mining Page. So far we have confirmation that the following Ore Elementals are spawning: Copper, Shadow Iron, Bronze, Agapite, Verite and Valorite. Should you encounter other types, such as a Dull Copper or Gold Elemental, drop us a line at [email protected]. |
Also interesting to know is that there are differences between all these elementals. So far it seems that Copper Elementals are just 'strong' while Valorite Elementals are 'extremely tough'. Also, some of these elementals use a gas attack, some are invulnerable to magic attacks, others are invulnerable to regular weapons. Suffice to say, there's a lot of research that needs to be done. Please send us your findings that tell what type of attacks were effective against which Ore Elemental and also what types of attack the Elemental used.
The Gargoyle's Pick Axes that were said to be found on Stone Gargoyles only, can also be found on regular Gargoyles. At this moment it looks that Stone Gargoyles carry them more often. About 5% has such a pick axe as loot. Also, some of these gargoyles have been found mining !! Sadly this makes them eventually break their pick axe and leaves a stack of ore in their pockets which you get as loot if you kill one. Best chance to find a gargoyle's pick axe is therefor to kill a freshly spawned gargoyle. If you use Item Identification on the pick axe it will change name from "a gargoyle's pick axe" to "a large pick axe of ore extraction".
|Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2000, 9:23 AM EDT by Xena Dragon (GeneralNews)|
|Grand Opening of Tavern and Mall|
|I recieved this from Silkon:|
The Grand Opening of the "Fat Horse Tavern" and "Fairhaven Mall" will be on August the 18th at 9 PM CST till 12 AM CST. Both buildings are located in the new player run city of "Fairhaven". Fairhaven is located east of the Yew abbey at the coordinates 70 39' N 37 58' W you will find our mall, just to the north west of that you will find the Fat Horse tavern. The city itself consists of 5 public buildings and 4 private buildings at this time, but we are expanding slowly but surely. On the night of the Grand Opening ceremonies we will have food, fun, drinks, and door prizes which will include a set of ranger armor. There will also be a Horse race that evening, so bring your trusty stead ready to race. The winner of the race will receive a set of ranger armor and 20K gold, so come prepared to race. Rules of the race will be explained the night of the race.
This looks like it will be a lot of fun!
|Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2000, 8:39 AM EDT by Jacob (Baja)|
|***IMANEWBIE does BRITANNIA***|
|We just received the following announcement from Tryon: |
This week there is lot's of new stuff to see on my site. First off
there is a new ImaNewbie 'toon. Its the biggest, most ambitious one
I have done in awhile. It's called "Where the 'HELL' am I?" so that
just might give you a little hint. I also have a bunch of news about
the upcoming grand opening of ImaTown including an overhead map
showing the whole town. My problems moving my domain name seem to
have been resolved so you should have no problem getting there from
the www.imanewbie.com URL. Oh, and theres also some news about the
L.O.S.E.R.S. guild so head on over and check it all out.
Added Saturday, August 12th:
- ImaNewbie Episode #119 - Where the 'Hell' am I?
ImaNewbie does Britannia
|Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2000, 6:27 AM EDT by Casanova (CandidCoverage)|
|The Relic: Part I, The Treasure Hunt|
'ello yet again friends,
Thankee Azuth fer this information.
|Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2000, 8:23 PM EDT by Keeshi (Atlantic)|
|Dodger Meets the Wamphyri|
|Hail, fellow Travelers!|
In my long and storied time upon the world of Sosaria,I've heard some tall tales from a wide assortment of adventurers. Some were good and some were not so good. Some were true,in the telling. Some were nothing more than healthy imagination. Some were worthy of Lord British's Court and others were hardly fit for telling in some bug-infested orc fort. (no offense to Ith'unk intended) But I've seldom heard a tale quite like the one I'm about to pass long to you. It comes from a fellow who describes himself as a "former pirate-turned- shipwright". I met him in a tavern on the eastside of Britain. He had the look of a man in dire need of a drink, so we shared a pitcher of ale. Dodger is his name and this is his tale.
“Ah be Dodger, a man o' the sea, wid salt water in me veins and as fierce as ary barracuda when ah'm pressed. But, ah tell ye, me blood ran cold this past week when I ran afoul o' them fiends of the night, the Wamphyri. And here's how it came about.There ye have it, friends. I have to confess, I'm in the dark about this Wamphyri thing. So if any of you have any news or information, please pass it along.
Until next we meet, safe journeys to you all._______________________
|Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2000, 3:20 PM EDT by Cyn (LegendsAOL)|
|Grand Opening - Elyssium|
|Theme for Aug. 15th|
Grand Opening of Elyssium, a player run town.
* Sydnee 'Lady of KOC',Gellor 'Mayor' & Fogg 'General of KOC' will be greeting and providing trasportation at the Trinsic main gate. Runes to the town will also be marked by these people upon request.
* Mayor Gellor will be holding a trades seminar on how to build a money maker.
"I will hopefully cover the following" Gellor.
- good starting skills
- techniques for best progression(ie what to make and when)
* Protectors of the Crown (A Legion of the Crown) will be demonstrating legion formations and offereing tips on skill advancements, mvp, and training.
* Royal Guard will be on hand for roleplaying town guards, tips on combat and assisting with the 'Race'.
* Various town shop owners will be roleplaying there estsablishments.
Special Event - Chariots of Fire Foot Race
Race starts at 9:00 pst.
Starting at the Spinning Wheel in Vesper, we will run South on the main road to the Mining Camp in Minoc.
1. No Horses
2. No Recalling
3. No clothing (Shoes acceptable)
4. Must have a lit torch in hand (I will bring a bag of these)
5. Must remain on road at all times (no shortcuts)
There will be guards stationed along the way to keep runners safe, and to keep a record of who is leading at what points. This will make sure nobody recalls ahead. I will provide gates to the starting point, and back.
JRW 'Gen. of KOC'
Earl Grey GM KOC
|Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2000, 1:07 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|BNN - Blood From a Stone|
|This was just posted to the BNN on the uo.com website: |
By: Credil the Cook, Aug 11 2000 7:27PMThis confirms the discovery of those amazing new pick axes the Gargoyles own and the deadly Ore Elementals that dungeon mining can bring to you. Safe mining to you all.
|Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2000, 1:03 PM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (QuestandEventNews)|
|Edinburgh Grand Opening and Towne Faire|
|A message from Dovetail: |
"Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Announcing the Opening of the New Player-Run Town Edinburgh! Located just South of Dungeon Wrong (see map), Edinburgh is also the Home of the Britainna Order of Woodcrafters (uo.stratics.com/bow/).
|Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2000, 12:51 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (Catskills)|
|Angles Haven Gala Event|
|This Friday Saturday and Sunday Angels Haven (a Player run town on the trammel facet) will be hosting a gala event!|
Food, Prizes, and Loot for all!
Friday 11th, Saturday 12th, and Sunday the 13th from 8:00pm-11:00pm.
Bartender on hand to serve drinks food and kick out the riff-raff.
1. Horse Races - Friday at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
2. Gambling - All Weekend Long
3. Tournaments - Saturday 8:00- 11:00pm
4. Monster Fights - Sunday at 8:00- 9:00pm
5. Bardic Contests - Sunday at 9:15pm - 11:00
6. and tons more!
1.Will be determined by winner and Angels Haven Staff.
2. You lose we get your money, you win you double your money.
3. Last man standing wins 5k!
4. Winner takes pot
5. 5k plus semi rare of bards choice.
How to get there:
Everynight at 8:00-8:15 an AoA member will be opening gates from Britain west bank.
Contact gig the Town Founder at 14918355 if you are unable to get to Angels Haven.
Hope to see you there.
|Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2000, 12:42 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|Wood Spawning Issues|
|Melantus posted the following on the UO.com Development Forum, asking for information from all the lumberjacks, carpenters and bowyers out there, concerning wood spawning issues:|
To The Lumberjacks, Carpenters, Bowyers: I Need Info
|Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2000, 12:07 PM EDT by Sambolc (GeneralNews)|
|Moonglow Mayors Sought|
|Looks like this could be a pretty fun multi-shard roleplaying opportunity for anyone interested! The following announcement comes to us from GreyPawn: |
Moonglow Mayors Sought The organization of the Moonglow Town Council on the Atlantic Shard is seeking to expand its area affect to other shards in the North American playbase. Thereby, we offer this invitation to anyone with satisfying Roleplaying credentials, a template for creation and maintenance of a Moonglow Town Council on your shard, support from a wide array of services, including webspace and hosting, message boards and news submissions, roleplaying strategies and guild construction methods. The Moonglow Town Council any accepted Mayor creates would be individual and sovereign on that particular shard, and the only responsibility would be to attent a monthly Mayoral Council on the Home Shard of the MTC, Atlantic.
|Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2000, 10:50 AM EDT by Joshua Rowan (CommunityNews)|
|Communication Crystals Deactivated|
|The following was added to FYI.|
Communication Crystals Deactivated
|Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2000, 10:39 AM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|Strange Doings in the Ice Dungeon|
|Last evening,a gathering of resident and friends of the towns of Haven and Corwyn gathered at the Black Rose Brewery. Their mission for the evening was an assault on the infamous Ice Dungeon. |
Lead by organizer, Azazel, Cross MacLeod, the Vice Mayor of Corwyn, and Korin the Scribe. the Scribe of Haven, our intrepid group headed off to the Ice Dungeon entrance, near the dungeon Wrong.
Upon entering, we were relieved, and somewhat surprised, to find only several lesser monsters waiting to greet us at the entrance. We promptly dispatched them, and went around the bend to find a strange sight.
Standing in the path was a mage names Astaroth, and standing next to him was a tame efreet! "What brings you here to MY domain!!!" Astaroth demanded. We explained that we were there to hunt the monsters that inhabited the dungeon, to which he replied that as he was "lord of fire", and that we should leave. When we refused to do so, he promptly summoned multiple fire elementals, fire fields, and other beasts to attack us. In addition, he ordered his pet efreet to attack as well!
After a long fought battle, the efreet was finally defeated, an Astaroth disappeared. Our group took some time to regroup and heal, then continued to venture further into the dungeon. We stopped by the Ice Dungeon's Orc Fort, and did our part to rid the foul place of it's inhabitants, then returned back to the dungeon proper.
Upon our return, we were again attacked by Astaroth and his summoned army. along with the normal, not so friendly, residents of the dungeon. While lives were lost, our valiant party hung in there, attacking Astaroth whenever he dared to show himself.
Finally, after many battles, Astaroth was defeated. On his body were the usually items a mage might carry. But, there was also a strange book. This book turned out to be Astaroth's journal. In the journal, he describes how, after making the Fire creatures obey his will, he had done the same to the Ice creatures. He then proceeded to state that he thought the elemental creatures of the two dungeons held the key to an even deadlier power.
Fortunately, Astaroth did not live to continue his research. One only hopes that another demented soul does not stumble on to the power that Astaroth referred to!
Astaroth's journal has been placed on the roof of the Tower in Haven, and can be viewed there, should anyone desire.
|Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2000, 10:36 AM EDT by Pfredd Mudd (Chesapeake)|
|Treasure Hunters Anniversary|
|The guildmasters of the THB sent us this: |
The Treasure Hunters of Britannia is celebrating its one year anniversary, and we thought a great way to mark the occasion would be to do what we do best...dig up treasure.
|Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2000, 7:57 AM EDT by Xena Dragon (CommunityNews)|
|Ministers Caught in Scandal!|
|The roving Siege Perilous reporter sends us this report: |
Last Night, while vicious fighting was going on inside the unmarked borders of Safe Haven, two well known members of The Ministry (*M*) were seen slipping away from the action and then later were reported to be seen at a well known brothel of the Imperium.
|Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2000, 7:22 AM EDT by Xena Dragon (SiegePerilous)|
|Ore Elementals and Gargoyle Pickaxes|
|Wyvern posted this interesting bit of news on the U.Hall Forum: |
Ok, guys, here's the scoop. First, a couple screenshots of me fighting a Verite Elemental. Here I am taking a short Invisibility Break, in order to regain some mana. Incidentally, the elemental stopped highlighting grey to me and its natural green shone through. After it's dead I have to use paralyze field to keep those pesky orcs occupied, so I can claim my LOOT! 25 Verite Ore and 2 magic items. They turned out to both be items of Guarding. Yes, the beast's name is "error". I guess they'll get that one fixed soon.If you want to participate in the discussion, you can go to this thread. As usual, send your experiences concerning these new monster types and Gargoyle Pickaxes to [email protected] so we can keep you all informed on the latest findings.
|Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2000, 7:07 AM EDT by Xena Dragon (GeneralNews)|
|Howling Moon Auctions this Friday|
|Are you interested in rares and high-quality magic weapons? Well... |
The Howling Moon Auction Company will be holding a public auction at 8PM PST on Friday, August 18. The place to be is The Mercenary Inn, which is located near Cove in Trammel. More exact directions are located on the website above.
Some of the items that you will be able to bid on are:
... and much more! Plus, if you're interested in putting some items up for auction, register it on the website, and stop by during one of the designated dropoff times. It should be a fun and profitable time for buyers and sellers alike.
|Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2000, 1:48 AM EDT by Ceryx Cybium (Sonoma)|
|A New Addition to Sonoma Stratics|
Hail and well met friends!
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Tyril Redmoon, but you can call me Ty. I am a mage, a Warden of the Fellowship of Seven, led by Aegis Dalemar and something of a writer .*gestures to the chest chock full of journals sitting in her den* During my time here in Sonoma, I've witnessed many exciting occurrences, from the Dark Reign of Jou'nar, to the mysterious appearances of the Pale Ones. All this and more have been recorded in my journals..
Throughout all this I've had the honor of meeting two very wonderful and talented individuals named Vladimir Taltos and McCoy. Watching them work a story and bring it to you, the community, with flourish, truth and beautiful paintings created by the ever adept McCoy captured my interest. It was their devotion to bringing you this information that prompted me to apply for a position within the news community myself.
I will do my upmost to bring you all the stories of todays events, interviews and quests with only the best quality that Stratics has to offer.
I am honored to be a part of this winning team. I'll be seeing you out there!
|Posted on Friday, August 11, 2000, 9:50 PM EDT by Tyril (Sonoma)|
|The Engagement of EdGuArDo and Nadia|
|Posted on Friday, August 11, 2000, 9:04 PM EDT by Nephalia D'laine (GreatLakes)|
|Valor hosts Poetry Contest|
|Hail fellow travelers! |
It does the heart good to see creative minds at work throughout the land of Legends. Screaming "Corp por!" whilst juking and jiving around some flaming lizard or delivering deft sword-strikes with surgical precision against a worthy foe is wonderfully satisfiying. However, there are times when one desires refinement and culture in ones chaotic life. Errmm...no offense to the Order Knights. The following announcement stirs my bardic nature and inspires me to wax poetic. Read on, pilgrims!
"Fellows of Britannia, Are you looking a way to express yourself with something other than a melee weapon? Are you interested in a change of pace that will allow you to exercise your mind more than your muscels? Would like to make some gold, in the process? If you've answered 'yes' to any of these questions, read on!This sounds like an excellant oppurtunity to flex some literary muscel. Maybe Ith'unk will grace us with an Orcish Haiku. We can only hope.
Safe journeys to you all.
|Posted on Friday, August 11, 2000, 8:50 PM EDT by Cyn (LegendsAOL)|
|BNN: Strange Cemetary Attacks Cease|
|This was recently found on the BNN at the uo.com website |
|Posted on Friday, August 11, 2000, 7:32 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Avalon Government Inductions|
I invite all to join in celebration for the induction ceremony of the new Government officals of Avalon. The ceremony will begin promptly at 8pm est time Sunday night, and will end when the last person walks out the doors.
|Posted on Friday, August 11, 2000, 7:25 PM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Baja)|
|Al'cedra sighted in Vesper|
|A report about Al'cedra |
|Posted on Friday, August 11, 2000, 7:24 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Elections for Moonglow City Council|
|A message from Yoldran. |
|Posted on Friday, August 11, 2000, 7:17 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Kingdom of Dawn Seeking Warriors|
Hail citizens of SosariaThankye, Shadomir, for this news.
|Posted on Friday, August 11, 2000, 7:14 PM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Baja)|
|Assault on the Keep|
It was an unusual place to see such a gathering, Papua, enveloped by the hot steaming jungle, inundated with the bizarre sounds of strange birds. The strangely clad locals meandered about their business, occasionally casting furtive looks at the strangers summoned by their unusual plea. "So few... we asked for an army" they think to themselves, doubt obvious on their face.
|Posted on Friday, August 11, 2000, 7:09 PM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Baja)|
|The Witches Story...|
You can also find a verry good rares guide on this site.
|Posted on Friday, August 11, 2000, 7:05 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|A Rescue, and A Change of Heart?|
Sorn sat within the lower portion of the Qu'ellar d'lil Isto Phor, the temple to Vhaeraun which he had paid for and constructed within the mirror shard known as Trammel. He looked over the books before him, a slight frown across his face at the lack of completion.
|Posted on Friday, August 11, 2000, 6:12 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Is There a Link?|
Tis I KABOOM.Aye! I am sure we WILL see more attacks. BUT, will the villainous lord(s) behind these attacks dare face our brave warriors??
|Posted on Friday, August 11, 2000, 5:55 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|One Last Walk.|
Hail my dear friends,As my dear friend would say, be safe in your travels friend. I wish you well.
|Posted on Friday, August 11, 2000, 5:37 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Wisps, Information Merchants?|
This interesting tidbit just in from Windlord of the accursed Heralds of the Awakening and the City of Yew.
Ahh, a quiet evening at the Serpent's Cross. For an out of the way tavern deep in the giant Yew tree forest, you wood think there would be more of those. And to be honest I thought that this evening would indeed be quiet. Assassins, daemons, and great battles defending a few precious chunks of compressed obsidian were common enough elsewhere in the realm, but still I thought Yew would be the place to contemplate the next course of action in peace. Sure we have our share of troubles out in the wild woods, but it would not have been the place I would have expected to make the discovery that we did that night.
Thank ye, Windlord. It would seem that the Wisps hold much knowledge, both useful and mundane. Perhaps more lore akin to the Armageddon spell can be bartered from the alien creatures, yes? We shall see. *smiles evilly*
Yours in Infinite Darkness,
|Posted on Friday, August 11, 2000, 3:56 PM EDT by Azalin (Atlantic)|
|What are Trammel and Felucca Anyway?|
|Calandryll posted the following on the UO.com Discussion Forum, asking players to post what Trammel and Felucca really mean to them:|
What are Trammel and Felucca anyway?
|Posted on Friday, August 11, 2000, 3:38 PM EDT by Sambolc (GeneralNews)|
|The Lich Lord Cometh - New Shard Reporter|
Greetings mortals and fellow denizens of the realm.
Many of ye may know us or know of us. For the ones who do not, ye surely will in the days to come. *smiles darkly*
We shall be be bringing to ye news of the realm of both the Good and the Bad and all in-between but all of it shall be with a darker twist.
We look forward to serving ye all in being the bearer of bad news. Just do not fire arrows at the messenger, yes? *chuckles*
Yours in Infinite Darkness,
|Posted on Friday, August 11, 2000, 3:33 PM EDT by Azalin (Atlantic)|
|Safe Haven Demands a Town Border|
|From the Mayor of Safe Haven: |
Safe Haven was established almost the day that Siege Perilous came into existence and has been the only player run town to survive the harsh life that plagues us on Siege. Safe Haven offers a place where all citizens are welcomed freely. The guard of Safe Haven protect Killers and innocents alike while they are within the town borders to do business or just talk. Safe Haven also offers the largest merchandising center on Siege Perilous, boasting over 20 vendors. The success of this town is only complicated by the town not having any borders and that makes it difficult for people to know where and when they can attack or should protect one another. The citizens of this fair land have come together to ask for a town border. Please see the current petition and notice that it reflects almost all guilds on Siege and a cross section of the community from the Dread to the Glorious Lord.
|Posted on Friday, August 11, 2000, 3:03 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (SiegePerilous)|
|Maries' Tale Continues...|
|Posted on Friday, August 11, 2000, 9:08 AM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Ye North End Mall & Library Opens Now|
|An announcement from Zreto Lusorian |
|Posted on Friday, August 11, 2000, 8:58 AM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
The shadowed mists of the ethereal void dissipated before my eyes, leaving the familiar image of the Britain Bank in its wake. As my recall spell completed itself, the sights and sounds of the intense Britain ‘market’ assaulted my senses, leaving me spinning momentarily. Ah, but that’s what recalling is like, and, like most people, you get used to it. One thing however, that I was NOT used to, was the comparatively empty space before me. The Britain bank was almost bereft of any action whatsoever.
|Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2000, 11:50 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Temple of Virtue to Hold Justice Lecture|
|We received the following... |
|Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2000, 9:41 PM EDT by Beans Baxter (LakeSuperior)|
|BNN - The Trial|
|This was recently found on the BNN at the uo.com website: |
By: Prellis the scribe
|Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2000, 7:45 PM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Atlantic)|
|BNN - Dark Plans|
|This was recently found on the BNN at the uo.com website: |
By: Prellis the scribe
|Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2000, 7:37 PM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Atlantic)|
|Mythndale Tavern Grand Opening|
|Here's a reminder of the grand opening of the Mythndale Tavern. |
On Saturday, August 12th, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. eastern MythndaleTavern & Shoppe will have its grand opening. Located in Mythndale Village on the Chesapeake Shard (Trammel), nestled in the woods just off the Western Road outside Britain on the way to Trinsic (28o 33S - 14o 28E). Website (with map): http://www.members.home.net/astralwind/myth/ Come meet the citizens and staff while enjoying an evening of merriment and fun.
|Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2000, 6:32 PM EDT by Narga Saiyen (Chesapeake)|
|GoodBye Letter From Ex-Seer Lazuras|
FROM Ex-Seer Lazuras:I can speak for noone but myself. I will truly miss your dedication and twists Mister Lazarus. I found you when I was at low point in UO. You literally gave me a new perspective of the game, and for that I will be forever grateful! If it had not been for you and Scyllirya, I never would have started writing again. In a way I guess you did touch someones' "life" and made it better. *wipes away a tear.* The Red Feather Roost will always stand as a monument to you and you dedication, may you never be forgotten!
|Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2000, 6:22 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|H^L Unveils the Tomes of Lilith|
It had been some time since the last snowfall. Two women stood, one elderly one young. As the sun began to settle, the elderly woman stabbed her staff into the frozen ground impatiently.Thankye, Kelila, for this interesting tale.
|Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2000, 1:17 PM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Atlantic)|
|Lunch with the Farland Clan!|
Greetings Great Lakes Shard!
|Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2000, 12:03 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Prayer at Humility Lost Delayed|
(OOC - Unfortunately due to real life issues, the Prayer at Humility Lost that was scheduled for this evening, sponsored by the Cult of the Azure Dragons, will be delayed until Monday, August 14, 2000 at 8:00pm CST. I apologize for the change in date, and hope that anyone who was planning on joining us this evening will join us on Monday. Further information will be posted tomorrow to our website at www.alterythem.com/cad and should you need to contact us for any information, please email us at [email protected]
|Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2000, 11:50 AM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
In the wee hours of August 10, Mayor Fallon of Trinsic announced his resignation, naming Deputy Mayor Nadia as his successor. the body of his announcement is as follows:
|Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2000, 11:41 AM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Grimoire Fight Nights|
|Friday Night Event at Grimoire Arena. |
Friday August 11th , @ (9 PM PST, 10 PM MST, 11 PM Central, Midnight EST)
2 vs 2. Entry fee is 4,000.
Here are the rules:
· No charged magic items, clothing, or jewelry. No magic armor and weapons allowed.
· No pre-poisoned weapons. They may be poisoned during the battle.
· No use of summoning spells, field spells, blade spirits, energy vortex, recall or gate.
· No Stealing is allowed during battle.
· The Spell Des Mani (Weaken) is not allowed, nor can you cast Bless on an opponent.
Casting Bless on an opponent will result in immediate loss of match.
· All contestants are subject to snooping by Grimoire Staff to ensure everyone is participating fairly.
· The Event Coordinator's decision on all matches is final and will not be disputed during the event.
· Anyone that disrupts the flow of the event for any reason will be banned until after the event.
· If Grimoire cancels an event for any reason at any time during the course of the event, all entry fees will be returned to the contestants.
· Any contestants who are perma banned for any reason after the entry fee has been paid, will forfeit the gold. This gold will be paid out to the winners of the event.
· If you leave the arena after the entry fee is paid and you fail to return before the event begins, the entry fee is forfeit and will be paid to the winners of the event.
· In the event that a contestant loses connection during the event, the Event Coordinator will make a decision as to the possibility of a rematch. That decision stands and may not be disputed. Any disputes will be handled after the event.
· A connection loss during combat events where the roof is sealed off, will result in an automatic forfeit· The Event Coordinator reserves the right to adjust these rules at any time without notice.
Entry fee is 4,000 gold per person.
To avoid confusion, registration will start at 8:30 PM PST, and end at 9:00 PM PST. No late entries. Tournament will start at 9:10 PM
Grand Prize is 50% of the entry fees collected, 2nd place is 30%, 3rd place is 20%.
We must have a minimum of 4 teams to start this event!
This event takes place in the Grande Grimoire Battle Arena. Once you have entered the Grande Grimoire Battle Arena, all Contestants are bound by the Rules of the Battle Arena. Failure to follow these rules may result in your death or banishment from the Arena.http://www.battlevortex.com/grimoire/tourney_rules_overall.shtml
Contestants and Spectators must observe and obey all the Village Laws. Failure to do so can end in your death or banishment from the village.
For calendar of events, rules, maps and community message board, please visit: http://www.battlevortex.com/grimoire/index.shtml
Lost-Grimoire Event Coordinator
|Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2000, 11:33 AM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2000, 11:26 AM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Grand opening of the Trade Caravan Fortress of Cove|
|An announcement from Videric Gaveston |
Thanks Videric for the message.
|Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2000, 5:10 AM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Orcish Activity in the Lost Lands|
|A disturbing painting was sent to us by a traveller of the Lost Lands. Trying to get some kind of confirmation, I met Dentargh, the Elder Mojoka of the ORKs of Yew, who had this to say : |
Ugh dese be urs piccies ! Bludgod sez me go out and find fingie tu make uruks fast. Wez looked and wez find dem furries iz guud. Wez now be Uruk rida's !Oh my god ! It seems the orcs' power is growing again !
|Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2000, 8:09 PM EDT by Bel d'Ajoor (Drachenfels)|
|This Friday night (the 11th), at 8pm PST (11pm EST), Liberalis will be having a "Gladiator-type" tournament. The battles will all be against animals, increasing in difficulty each fight. All contestants will be placed in an enclosed area with the animal. The animals will then be released. The contestants will have to best it with just their wits and weapons. No armor will be permitted except for shields, and weapons will be provided (so no magical weapons). It may seem like a small challenge for some of the more experienced warriors of the realm, but imagine being stuck in a small area with five or six|
other people...and a dragon! It will be more challenging than you may think!
Prizes are yet-to-be determined, but there will be rewards for surviving until the end. Come one and all!
Liberalis is located North of Britain on the Trammel shard. All people wishing to take part in the battles report to Liberalis no later than 7:30 pm PST (10:30 EST) for registration. There will be at least one mage offering gates to the city an hour before the fighting begins, for those of you who do not know how to reach Liberalis by foot. We hope to see you there!
|Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2000, 7:49 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|The Knight's of Yew (KoY) proudly announces the in-game marriage of 2 of it's own members, Moriko & Axell! |
Ceremonies will take place at the Lyceaeum (in Moonglow) Aug 10th-Thursday at 7pm PST. Afterwards, a reception will take place at StoneBrook Tower in Yew (guild tower) where they will be received.
Time permitting, a dungeon crawl will follow. All are welcome to attend this grand event and gates will be provided for all who need them.
Boanerges, Grandmaster KoY
|Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2000, 6:10 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|Mage Foretells an Orc Attack|
|Jafar McFinnan sent us the following disturbing announcement : |
Greetings heroes of the Seelie CourtThanks Jafar. I hope the future will prove you wrong.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2000, 5:29 PM EDT by Bel d'Ajoor (Drachenfels)|
|Yet Another Attack on Cove|
|Julieanne McFinnan sent us the following report : |
Hail Lords and Ladies !Thanks a lot Julieanne. *smiles* Not the first post from this family these days... and one more coming. Keep it this way.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2000, 5:20 PM EDT by Bel d'Ajoor (Drachenfels)|
|New Rune Library Opening Soon|
|We received the following announcement from Kathleen : |
Telia's Rune Library, Trammel Branch has opened to the public. The new library is located at the southern tip of the clearing which is now the town of New Lindost. In known quality you can find there all locations that are also available at the felucca library, including but not limited to treasure runes, towns, shrines, dungeons and T2A entrances.Thanks Kathleen... Damn, it seems Stinger will be VERY busy when she comes back. *grins*
|Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2000, 5:12 PM EDT by Bel d'Ajoor (Drachenfels)|
|Auction at BTE Tower|
|A pidgeon dropped this note on my doorstep: |
Britian Trade Emporium is having there first auction, Friday August 18th at 8:00 CST. There are several magic items to be auctioned of also Reagents and a clothing bless deed as well. The BTE Tower is located just past the Britian swamp just moments south of Safe Haven. I, Alan The Meek shall have gates available from the eastern bank of britian from 7:30 CST until the start of the auction. I hope to see many of you there.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2000, 4:03 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (SiegePerilous)|
|A Fishy Adventure|
The excitement had built all day. I couldn't wait to meet up with Brother Duncan to go out last Friday. We had both heard stories about a fantastic monster found in the depths of the ocean and were anxious to meet it face to face. I changed into my freshly repaired armor and flung my best bow over my shoulder.Thankye, Ursula, for this tale.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2000, 3:53 PM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Baja)|
|Corsets, Culture and Cash!|
Mages, warriors, fashion mongers! Lend us your ears! Not to mention your finest duds because this Saturday night, the 12th of August, at 8 PM CST the Trinsic Town Council is proud to sponsor it's first ever FASHION SHOW and CONTEST! The festivities and fineries begin at 8 PM CST in the Trinsic Meeting Hall on the Trammel facet (that squarish building between the 2 story bank and city park).
|Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2000, 3:48 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Prayer at Humility Lost Reminder|
I would like to take this time to remind everyone to join the Cult o' the Azure Dragons at Humility Lost for a brief prayer service 'pon Chro'Norac, Year of the Shepherds Way (Thursday, August 10 at 8:00pm, CST). Gates will be provided to the prayer service from the Temple o' Nexchronosis at 7:45pm under Central skies. We come before Humility Lost this day to vow that someday it shall be purified, the Shrine of Humility restored to its former glory. We also come to ask guidance in our upcoming choosing of the new DragonKnight of Humility. All virtuous and noble folk are invited to attend this prayer service.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2000, 3:35 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Rescue RD and Mandrake!!!|
Hail to all!
|Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2000, 3:16 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Haven and Corwyn Join Forces!|
|The following notice is from Azazel: |
The City of Haven and City of Corwyn have joined forces to bring you back from Trammel! On Friday, August 11, at 9:00PM EST both cities will be organizing their citizens to go on a massive hunting escapade! Meet in the City of Corwyn, by the Black Rose Brewery.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2000, 1:36 PM EDT by Pfredd Mudd (Chesapeake)|
|Al'Cedra the Trammel Dragon Sighted!|
|I just received a letter from Xpore of Britain|
So it seems the legend is indeed true! Al'Cedra the Ancient Dragon lives somewhere in a lair unknown ... yet unknown.Yours
|Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2000, 12:37 PM EDT by Pad O'Lion (Europa)|
|Glorindar Rune Library|
|Got this from Eldariel, Elder of Glorindar:|
Glorindar is proud to announce the European rune libary.Thank you, Eldariel!
|Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2000, 9:47 AM EDT by Llemandrell (Europa)|
|Another Player-Run Town Announced|
|Our colleague at UO Stratics Community news, Casanova, sent us the following proposal : |
We all know the arctic isle (Dagger Isle) to be a rather unfriendly and unpopular place in Britannia to live at. But with the foundation of a player run town, located in the north-western part of the island on the trammel facet, this can be changed.Thanks a lot Casanova, I hope this will work.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2000, 3:48 AM EDT by Bel d'Ajoor (Drachenfels)|
'ello thar all,
Thankee Auren fer this announcement.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 11:11 PM EDT by Keeshi (Atlantic)|
|Additional UO Accounts|
|The following was just posted to What's New on the uo.com website:|
Ultima Online Additional Accounts
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 6:48 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|These cartoons were created by Crazy Joe, a moderator on our theives forum. To visit his web site for more 'toons go here: http://welcome.to/LBSC. If you would like to submit your own cartoons you can drop me, Pelle Svanslos, a line. I'll be posting new ones each week. |
Now, on with the show:
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 6:13 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (CandidCoverage)|
|The Missing Scepter|
|'Twas a quiet night much like a normal one. I was grinding the life out of a mandrake root attempting to make a potion, when the town crier burst out into a holler! "Undead have risen in the Britain cemetery." I raced to the stables and grabbed my steed rage. We galloped to the cemetery where a battle was starting to form skeletons and hell hounds to the left skeletal nights and liches to the right. Many a citizen was there, a few died. But we quickly took out the evil presence. About half the warriors went back to the beds where they had been but a few remained. Suddenly I and a man named Alex StormRaptor found some books. Mine told of how..... Well read it for your self. |
The first was from a thing named Commander Slathe, him and Commander Leer where obviously looking for a scepter which belonged to the Liche Lord Ramius. With the help of a nice women named Belan and the clues in the book we rushed to Yew cemetery expecting to see carnage we only found the normal skeletons. Another book was spotted and we assumed this Liche Lord Ramius must be in deceit. Once there he had a sneaky minion of his place a book so that we would find it. It was him taunting us, but gave us an excellent clue about his next strike. So after all this we must find this guard, and protect him from Ramius and get this scepter.
We searched all the guards that night with no prevail. We ended in Yew. And bid farewell till Ramius Strikes again. So I ask for your help in finding this guard and protecting him and the scepter.
Gig, Belan & Alex Stormraptor
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 5:50 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|More Weapons of Virtue|
|Just a small note to let you know the Weapons of Virtue page has been updated by Zandra with the latest findings.|
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 5:41 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (GeneralNews)|
|Casino Grand Opening!|
|Hail one and all, |
We all know that these days Casino’s are becoming quite popular attractions these days in the realm. I mean, it’s just another way to get rich, and it sure beats wasting time slaying those pesky Liches in Deceit! Tired of having horse races around a castle...and playing darts until you drop? Welcome then to the Casino of your dreams! We have created an environment where players from all walks of the game can come and enjoy clean, supervised fun through the use of some revised ideas!
Where are we located? Just to the East of the Lost Mall of Darkness. For those who don’t know where that is...located in the Forest north of Minoc next to a castle with lots of Vendors!
When are we opening? August 11th....that’s right THIS FRIDAY! The Doors will open at 8 PM EST. The first 15 people will get to play "Pot-o-Gold". Wanna learn how to make some easy cash?! Stroll around the casino and browse through each game description.
How do I play? Well that’s easy just make a short trip over to the mall and find the Vendor Gretta. She’ll have all the tokens you could possibly want for one night! If you want to check out the games then buy tokens, then that’s fine...(keep in mind the first 15 win a free game of Pot-o-Gold)
Can I just come and watch?? Well sure, it’s a free country. However, those causing distraction, soliciting, or just plain being annoying will be dealt with by the Casino Security.
Each game will have designated "dealers" and they are the authority on that table! Please refrain from arguments. Spamming will not be tolerated! Please enter with an open attitude. Hope to see you all there!!
Snake Eyes, Casino Manager
Citizen of, Lost City of Darkness
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 5:20 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|A Haunting Conclusion.|
Greetings and Salutations!
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 4:54 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|More Strange Spawnings|
|Yet another report of mysterious spawns in Trammel! Keep sending em in! |
Upon this eve I was checking some documents when I received word by pigeon that many a murderer were running loose in the Brigand camp above the Brittain/Skara/Yew crossroads in Trammel. The time was about 6 p.m. CST.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 4:28 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Fantastic New UO Utility Released|
|I discovered a great new UO Utility today, have a look at the features: |
Remember, always be very careful with any "utility" that you download.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 4:04 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (GeneralNews)|
|Chesapeake Gathering after World Faire|
|We just received the following from Angel Storm regarding a gathering of Chesapeake Players after the World Faire conludes: |
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 3:28 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (CommunityNews)|
|Calling All Bards!|
|We just recieved the following announcement from Emperor Krosis: |
This competition will be held in Lord British's Conservatory of Music (5-32'N , 9-16'E), in Britian, on the Felucca facet. Grab your lutes and head on down, this is sure to be great fun for music-lovers and bards alike!
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 2:59 PM EDT by Ceryx Cybium (Sonoma)|
|BNN - The Beginning|
|This is a recent article posted to the Britainia News Network on the official uo.com website, enjoy.|
The BeginningThere is much more news to be shared on the status of the obsidian posts. I encourage all those interested to read and share information on the Nostur'yl Quest Board found here: Nostur'yl Rants
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 2:59 PM EDT by Aleph Aeirs (Atlantic)|
|Publish Update, August 9th|
|The following was just posted to FYI on the UO.com website:|
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 2:58 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|UO/UWO:Origin Player Gathering Section|
|With all the upcoming Player Gatherings for UO and UWO:Origin, we thought it might be a good idea to consolidate all the information onto one page for easier access and reference. We currently have Events planned for New York, Australia, Pennsylvania, Seattle, Austin (The UO World Faire), and even two Cruises! So if you've ever wanted to meet your Britannian friends in real life, take this opportunity to head on over and check it out!|
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 2:52 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|Treasure Map Runes Open For Business|
|The Syndicate shares news of a new treasure hunter's resource, enjoy.|
The Syndicate has been operating the Treasure Map Rune library on their island of Arx Draconis for quite some time. Its free and open to the public and more than 10,000 Treasure Seekers have used it. With the addition of housing in Trammel, a second TMap runes has opened there. It is located inside the Castle on the island of Arx Draconis. The runes are the exact same as those from the Felucca side in terms of the location. To learn more about the library itself or where "AD" is you can go to the website linked above. There is an island map and directions on where to get runes to it. There is also a week long Festival coming soon where you can get a rune.Thank you for the news!
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 2:40 PM EDT by Aleph Aeirs (Atlantic)|
|Reports of Decay in the City of Britain|
|SunWolf sends us information on the state of Felucca Britannia. |
I was notified that the buildings in Britain were falling apart after most of the town had left fomr trammel. After seeing it for myself it seems it was true. On the Britain Public Library, Lord British's Conservatory of Music and The Sorcerer's Delight are just a few with there roofs starting to crumble. If you go on top of the roofs you will fall in the holes and into the building. Becareful nto to hurt yourselves. I am sure there is many other buildings which are starting to decay as well.Without the care of the King's Architects, it would appear that Britain's buildings fall into decay. It would appear that Minax cares little for the structural integrity of our cities in Felucca. Anyone surprised?
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 2:32 PM EDT by Aleph Aeirs (Atlantic)|
|The Legend of Al'Cedra, the Ancient Trammel Dragon|
Yesterday evening, as Sardisha the gypsie had promised after her rescue, she told the story of Al'Cedra, the ancient Trammel Dragon at the Shrine in the Empath Abbey. Many people gathered there to hear this ancient gypsie tale. For ye, dear reader, I will write down the tale, a tale from before the world was forged:
So be prepared, weary riddlers and brave warriors. On the first day of the next month we shall set out to discover the truth of this legend and find Al'Cedra, the Ancient Trammel Dragon.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 1:13 PM EDT by Pad O'Lion (Europa)|
|Stuck Player Options - In Testing|
|The following was just added to In Testing For Next Update:|
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 11:30 AM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|Orcish Unrest Near Cove|
|The following report was submitted by Erelast Orcrist : |
Vedui il'er,Thanks a lot for this report, Erelast. Let us hope This unrest doesn't spread to other forts.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 11:28 AM EDT by Bel d'Ajoor (Drachenfels)|
|New Town Sending Open Invites|
Hail and well met,Thankye, Darius, for this news.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 7:46 AM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Baja)|
|The Zargonion Virtues|
The Zargonion Virtues originate from the man who was known as Zargos Evermore. He was a man who was respected by all monsters and Drow and feared by all humans. He lived within the depths of Hyloth and had Balrons for servants. He was a friend to all evil creatures including orcs. He studying the orcish virtues(Urucku) and was very interested in them. He decided to write his own virtues based on these and to stand as anti-virtues to those of Lord British. He also bore two twin sons to a half-Drow woman who was his slave. He named them Stealth and Rook. I am the elder son, Stealth Evermore. In my studies of my father's life I have come across his virtues system that I will endeavor to follow and preach to others. So I will be distributing copies of his virtues in books to all those seeking a higher form of virtues than those of British or of the lowly Tiberius. Anyone wishing to become a follower of Zargonian Virtues may do so and we will be even starting our own organization called the Zargonian Virtue Knights to rival the Quest Knights Of Virtue. Any wishing to become a Zargonian Virtue Knight can easily do so without leaving their current guild. There will however be a stone for any wishing to join. I will be releasing more info on this at a later date. Now for the virtues:(note that there are not 8 virtues like Beast British's system Zargos felt no need to be bound by LB's system at all)Thankkye, Stealth, for this interest news.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 7:41 AM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Baja)|
|Grand Opening of the Golden Mage Tower!|
The Grand Opening of the Golden Mage Tower is scheduled for Saturday, August 12th starting at 5 pm PST. There will be food, drink, and events to keep you thoroughly entertained throughout the evening. Festivities will include a "Create Food" contest, a "Summon Creature" contest, and a Scavenger Hunt.Thankye, Pretrus, for this announcement.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 7:36 AM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Baja)|
|New Moonglow Mercantile Grand Opening|
|Allison sent us the following announcement about the grand opening of the New Moonglow Mercantile in Trammel: |
The Moonglow Mercantile, Moonglow's premiere provider of goods and services for more than a year, has moved to Trammel.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 12:35 AM EDT by Narga Saiyen (Chesapeake)|
|Merchants of the Maze|
Merchants Of the Maze website is now up and running. The website is not brilliantly designed as I have a busy life but it serves its purpose for now. The website will have all information about the tavern like events, past events, screenshots.....et cetra. The website can be found here.
|Posted on Monday, August 7, 2000, 8:08 PM EDT by Zandra (Pacific)|
|A Call for Brave Warriors.|
|A message send in by Wilfy Wellgard. |
I hope you get him back safe.
|Posted on Monday, August 7, 2000, 7:21 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Tournament: The Kraken|
|Ginn Donan announces The Kraken. |
|Posted on Monday, August 7, 2000, 7:17 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|False UO Password Requests|
|The following was just posted to FYI on the UO.com website: |
False UO Password Requests We've received reports of a several recent "password surfing" emails being sent out to Ultima Online customers. Please be aware: No Origin Systems, Inc employee will ever ask for your UO password under any circumstances. Should you be contacted via email, IRC, or Internet messaging program by someone claiming to be an OSI employee, do not give out your password. For additional information on computer security and safety, please click here to read our Account Security FAQ.
|Posted on Monday, August 7, 2000, 6:57 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|Seeking Tales of Britannian Dungeons|
|The following was just posted to FYI on the UO.com website:|
|Posted on Monday, August 7, 2000, 6:27 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|Who killed Elle?|
|Yes, as we all know Dyastro pulled the proverbial trigger, but who was behind this awful scheme? Some answers came clear last Monday night. I spoke with Alvien over some drinks at the Yew Winery where he related a somewhat jumbled tale of deceit so terrible I shudder to think. |
I guess they saying is true – you can’t pick your family, but you can pick your friends.
The usual suspects gathered in Felucca with Lord Tremain at their head. Most of you may not recognize this name, but this particular person was at Elle's trial in an ‘official capacity’. What he does exactly, I’m not sure.
He planned to take a scouting trip up to the dungeon of Wrong where he had heard Elle’s family might be located. Upon arriving the group was assaulted by the gang of usual evil mages, so they knew they were close. After dispatching these scraggly bearded, sandal wearing excuses for human beings the heroes entered the dungeon. The first few minutes were quiet, but as they made their way onward they came in contact with an evil priest who was summoning up all forms of foul beast.
Behind that priest, chained to the wall, was Elle’s husband, Lars. Next to the priest, but very much acting on her own free will was Elle’s sister, Sara.
Okay, what’s wrong with this picture? Elle’s sister was a bad guy? Well, the heroes slaughtered the priest into meaty chunks and Sara took his place. Speaking arcane incantations she summoned a large, blood red daemon. Its name: The Keeper of Souls.
I won’t bore you with the inevitable details on how the daemon was eventually slain. You all know how that goes. After it was over, Sara ran to hide behind Lars, but Lord Tremain stepped up and shackled the wicked woman. Lars was set free and Sara was taken someplace safe in Trammel for questioning at a later date.
So, like I said...although Dyastro pulled the trigger was Sara the shadowy person with his purse strings?
|Posted on Monday, August 7, 2000, 5:59 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|"Condemned" Housing Reminder|
|The following was just posted to FYI on the UO.com website:|
"Condemned" Housing Reminder
To clarify the rules of Condemned Housing and One-House-Per-Shard, this is what is currently posted in Latest Updates (4/28):
One House per Account per Shard
Players will only be allowed to own one house per account on each shard. The system will not be retroactive and current house owners will not be forced to redeed houses if they have more than one. For accounts that already own more than one house, the system works in the following manner:
Accepting transfer of a house while owning other houses will cause the houses to be marked as "condemed".
|Posted on Monday, August 7, 2000, 3:48 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|Opening of Famous Houses of Britannia|
|Kind of an Online Photo Album for all of us Interior Decorators, this great service comes to us from Jared: |
Opening of Famous Houses of Britannia House placement is drawing to a close, and many fair folks are busy decorating their newly acquired houses. I would like to offer a place where you can show off your hard work at decorating, or perhaps gain new inspiration and ideas from the work of others! Famous Houses is now open, and welcomes pictures of houses from all shards and facets. Go to http://www.intvelt.com/decorations.htm, to find some fine examples of decorating that others have posted there. Jared of Europa
|Posted on Monday, August 7, 2000, 3:39 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (CommunityNews)|
|***IMANEWBIE does BRITANNIA***|
|This just in from ImaNewbie:|
|Posted on Monday, August 7, 2000, 3:33 PM EDT by Joshua Rowan (CandidCoverage)|
|The Quest of Virtues|
|JEG sent us the following: |
It has been almost a year since the quest...the times have changed, the land has changed, the virtues are all but forgotten...yet I know that good people still live in this world.
|Posted on Monday, August 7, 2000, 3:30 PM EDT by Pfredd Mudd (Chesapeake)|
|Jhelom Fight Night|
|I would like to invite all peoples from all walks of life to throw off your scribe's robes, stable your various pets, give your hirelings the night off, and come join fight club.|
This will be every Wednesday night in the Jhelom dueling pit. Just the thing you need after a hard days work. Come and fight against people from all walks of life. Come get tips on how to best that pesky mage or how to topple the dread macer sitting upon his horse. Come and enjoy a good night of fighting.
Beers are on me. I ask that everyone respect a few rules however:
1) Fight is to the death.
2)No murder counts. To avoid this, both persons may attack me first, as to not draw a murder and aviod a recall.
3)Anything else goes.
3) Bring your own snack foods as beer unleashes a mighty hunger.
I hope to see people from every class of every race here. If you are new, NO PROBLEM! I hope to see plenty of would-be fighters there for skill and knowledge.
The fights begin at 5 pm in the Jhelom dueling pit. I hope to have fight club every wednessday night from now on, no matter what the crowd size.
Once again, people of all colors (red, blue, green, orange) are welcomed so please respect them as equals while in the pit.
|Posted on Monday, August 7, 2000, 2:16 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|Grimoire Fight Night Results|
|Here are the results for the 1 vs. 1 at Grimoire last night: |
1st Place 50K: Tempest
2nd Place 30K: RoadRunnerXXX
3rd Place 20K: Talmon
Congratulations! Everyone did very well and the spectators were great. Huge thanks to Craggan, Kelly Kindred, Lost, and Arch Bishop Horshack for helping the event run so well. Also, huge thanks to Mianoumi for watching over the dueling that followed the main event. Last but not least, thank you to Shane aka Sagen for being so generous and donating the 100K in prize gps.
This was our first event since the opening of housing in Trammel. The turnout was much more manageable as compared to past events so things ran more smoothly.
|Posted on Monday, August 7, 2000, 2:02 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|New @ Stratics|
|Here's a quick look at what's new to the Stratics Network this week: |
|Posted on Monday, August 7, 2000, 12:42 PM EDT by Xena Dragon (GeneralNews)|
|Brave Men Shop Approaches 10,000 Customers|
|Hail All! |
Brave Sir Scott sent us this notice regarding a special contest:
"We have a shop just opposite the Ironwood Inn in Vesper, called the 'Brave Men Shop.' We want to celebrate our 10,000 customer by giving him or her a vanquishing or power weapon.We congratulate the shop on it's 10,000 customer! Good luck to all participants.
Go with the Virtues.
|Posted on Monday, August 7, 2000, 5:53 AM EDT by Rock (Drachenfels)|
|A New Face Joins the Sonoma Team|
|Hail, residents and adventurers of Sonoma! |
My name is Ceryx Cybium, and I'm a wandering bard of this fair land. I felt it was time to put my tales and storywriting ability to good use, and thus I came here.
In this position, I will not only publish your important news, but I plan to agressively follow up on it, and bring you tales of the events that you hear about. After all, I am a storyteller at heart.
If you see myself, or any of my kin (the Cybium family), feel free to say hello. I look forward to meeting many of you, and to spinning many a yarn for our readers out there.
I wish thee good fortune, safe travels, and a virtuous life!
|Posted on Monday, August 7, 2000, 4:21 AM EDT by Ceryx Cybium (Sonoma)|
|More Undead Unrest|
|This just in. More reports of mysterious undead spawns in Trammel. Thank you Kaverin! |
I was at the Moonglow Cemetary in Trammel when we had about 4 liches spawn. While we were fighting them, another 20 liches, then Bone Magi, Liche Lords and Mummies. I'd have to say it happened about 12 am (Wednesday August 2nd, 2000) and I logged off soon afterwards since I had died at least 3 times from the liches.
|Posted on Sunday, August 6, 2000, 11:25 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Mythyndale Grand Opening|
|Mythyndale is a small village just south of Britain in the Trammel facet but already full of history and mystery. It's residents take a lot of pride in their home and will be holding a grand opening celebration. |
The Mythyndale Tavern will be holding it's grand opening on Saturday, August 12th at 8 PM EST to 11:30 PM EST. There will be many contests and prizes given out as well as entertainment. From 8 to 9 there will be sales and door prizes along with free furniture dying (BYOF - Bring Your Own Furniture or buy some there :). At 9 to 10, there will be various entertainment like games and such. At 10 to 11 comes the Fashion Show Auction! There you can bid for a date with any of the people in the auction. Each person up for auction will offer 2 hours of their services ranging from Grandmaster craftsman to dungeon crawling. And then finally at 11, there will be a 50/50 drawing where the winner will receive half of the proceeds from the auction.All are invited on this occasion for there will be great times.
|Posted on Sunday, August 6, 2000, 5:52 PM EDT by Narga Saiyen (Chesapeake)|
|Oberon Pass Furniture Creation|
|Want to change that old furniture into something more decorative? How about you do not have enough skill to craft something but you do have the resources. Well Oberon Pass can help you out. |
New home looking a little bare? Old furnishings getting worn out? Then join us at the Drunken Bull Tavern in Oberon Pass on Saturday, August 12th for crafting night. Marsellus and Poppy will be on hand starting at 7 PM EST to turn your raw materials into beautiful home furnishings and add-ons at no additional cost. We will even paint or stain your furnishings with your dyes. Good food and spirits will be available for all your refreshment needs.
|Posted on Sunday, August 6, 2000, 5:09 PM EDT by Narga Saiyen (Chesapeake)|
|Looking for a Few Good Pens|
|Are your shoes worn thin from traveling from town to town? Your voice hoarse and sore from speaking with citizens across Britannia? Have a knack for putting pen to paper and writing an excellent story? Then mayhaps UOSS' Chesapeake News Page is the place where you can not only show off your talent but help bring the community together with interesting, exciting stories and news items about the Chesapeake Shard and her citizens. |
UOSS is currently looking for active, talented citizens of Chesapeake to add to our crack team of top-notch Ultima Online reporters. As a volunteer you are required to:
Good luck to all applicants!
|Posted on Sunday, August 6, 2000, 3:57 PM EDT by Pfredd Mudd (Chesapeake)|
|Killer Named! Hunt Begins!|
Greetings Good Citizens of Trinsic!
|Posted on Sunday, August 6, 2000, 2:53 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Cat Oakenhome Gives Birth to Twins|
Yesterday, early in the evening, while I was working on some documents, I heard someone shouting outside my office. I recognized the voice, it was Gideon shouting and calling for aid panicly. Leaving my paperwork behind, I jumped up and hurried to the door. Before I could open it though, Gideon stormed in, followed by Cat, his dear wife, blank terror showing on Gideons face, while his wife was shaken with pain. "Oh my!", I thought, "It must be time for the birth!". Before I could say anything Gideon shook me and shouted: "Pad! It's time! Get a healer! We need heeeeelp!". Quite confused, but trying to keep my senses, I sent Carter, who was present as well, to fetch some water and clean bandages, while writing a few notes and sending out a couple of pigeons. In the meantime Urza and Dogei arrived at the scene, while Cat, who lay trembling on my bed squeezed Gideons hand. I asked Dogei, who stood helpless at Cat's bed to find a healer, someone who could aid with the birth. Although my pigeons were answered, it seemed no healer was able to come and aid us in these times of need. Finally I ran down to the tavern, only to bump into Sardisha the outcast gypsie girl of Clayne Achyron. Of course I asked her for help, and fortunately she told me, that indeed she possessed the knowledge and would gladly help.
Together we hurried back to the Custodes Fati tower, where Gideon still was shouting and running around aimlessly in my office. Sardisha, whispering some calming words, gently shove Gideon out of the office and started to tend Cat. The time seemed endless, and after Gideon was calmed with some bottles of ale, we sat in the hall awaiting the joyful event of birth.
After finishing the third bottle of ale, and Gideon beeing thrown out several times from the office, we finally heard the cry of a baby, but what was this? One baby? Nay, what we heared out there seemed to be the cries of two of 'em. Of course noone could hold back Gideon, who stormed into the office to welcome his children and embrace his lovely wife.
Along with the waiting people, who slowly entered the room to congratulate the couple, came some animals of the forrest to welcome the two new lives.
A little later the now smiling Cat introduced their children to us, a girl named Emryssia and a boy called Elysius, both of 'em looking healthy and strong. Cat is recovering at Tower at the moment, till she can leave for her own house.
Best wishes Cat and Gideon, from us all. May the virtues always shine on ye and yer children. And of course, thanks to Sardisha, who saved the day.
|Posted on Sunday, August 6, 2000, 2:00 PM EDT by Pad O'Lion (Europa)|
|3rd Minoc Horserace|
|Just in from Yoldran, Mayor of Moonglow:|
|Posted on Sunday, August 6, 2000, 12:22 PM EDT by Llemandrell (Europa)|
|In Search of the Ancient Wyrm|
|The following story was posted by Landar on the Stratics Drachenfels Forum. I hope you will like it as much as I did. |
The figure dressed in green sat upon the balcony of the villa, looking out over the golden sands of Vesper beach. He'd been silent for over an hour, occasionally lapsing into a fitful sleep. The distant lapping of the sea at the sound could be heard, and in the distance a ship could be seen approaching the shore. On board was GrandMaster Smith Food, back from his trip to the mountain ranges of Minoc. Landar opened his eyes, and seeing the Smith approaching rose to his feet to greet him.Congratulations Landar, it seems you finally chose the right path. I still remember when you abducted innocent people for a ransom, and feel relieved to know all is fine now.
|Posted on Sunday, August 6, 2000, 11:20 AM EDT by Bel d'Ajoor (Drachenfels)|
|Ventryn Situation update|
|This detailed report was sent to us by Gorion:|
|Posted on Sunday, August 6, 2000, 10:16 AM EDT by Xena Dragon (Catskills)|
|Funeral for a Fallen Comrade Today, Sunday|
Jason Cross, a member of The Guild of the Eerald Axe passed away on August 1st after taking his own life.
|Posted on Sunday, August 6, 2000, 8:27 AM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Baja)|
|Lizardman Warlord Assaults Dragon Town|
|Hail All! |
“It started with a small attack of several lizardmen in Dragon Town. It was a short fight and they were beaten. However, on one of the lizardmen we found a book that read:Pictures of the various encounters can be found with the original story. It has been a busy time in Dragon Clan, and one can find news of other quests and events on their site.‘Pillage the Dragonsssss townss ands Robssss the Gold and Gems from them. Signed Warlord Shhaish’“Soon after this, a strange man with a green robe appeared. His name was Seer Viconius. He warned us about the lizardman warlord that’s waiting for his soldiers to get a report. Possibly, he would come the next day to see what happened to his warriors. Viconius warned us to be careful.
Go with the virtues!
|Posted on Sunday, August 6, 2000, 7:39 AM EDT by Rock (Drachenfels)|
|Ministry Caravan Under Attack|
|This very detailed report was sent in earlier but got lost in the mail. Nevertheless, here's a write-up of last week-end's happenings: |
I'd like to start off by saying Thank You to all who helped in the guarding of the Caravan. It was not a task that was easy by any means. It appeared that "evil" in every form was out tonight to stop us.
|Posted on Sunday, August 6, 2000, 5:42 AM EDT by Xena Dragon (SiegePerilous)|
|Pilgrimage of Honor, Part Two|
|We received the following announcement from Keighor of the Seelie Court of Britannia [SCB] : |
Hail, people of BritanniaThanks Keighor. May you be luckier this time.
|Posted on Sunday, August 6, 2000, 4:24 AM EDT by Bel d'Ajoor (Drachenfels)|
|Grand Opening of Golden Sunday Reminder|
August 6th will mark the grand opening of the town of Golden, located North by Northwest of the Shrine of Justice (on the other side of the lake there).Thankye, Ursula, for this reminder.
|Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2000, 11:57 PM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Baja)|
|Bottles End Hotel and Casino Grand Opening|
TO ALL GOOD MEN AND WOMEN OF THE REALM!Thankye, KaliopeSmyth, for this news.
|Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2000, 11:33 PM EDT by Ce'Nedra Willow (Baja)|
|New Rares Site|
|At http://www.uowitch.com you will find pictures and spawn info|
about numerous rare items. The site focuses on the Europa Shard, but
contains valuable information for any rares hunter from other shards
Thanks to Lady Shana from the "Necromantic Order Of Witches" guild on
Europa for the link.
|Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2000, 4:23 PM EDT by Casanova (CommunityNews)|
|GoJ to Host Melee Training Sunday|
|We recieved this note a short time ago.|
|Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2000, 4:09 PM EDT by Aleph Aeirs (NapaValley)|
|XRGaming Network Opens Auction Site|
|Brad Rosenthal from XRGaming sent us the following announcement: |
games" and persistent virtual worlds has paved the way for a new
addition to the crossroads Network family of websites.
A new web-based service, http://tradingpost.xrgaming.com, has been
launched which allows all players of online games to auction or trade
their items for virtual money and/or items. Currently the service
supports Asheron's Call, Everquest, Diablo2, and Ultima Online.
Other games such as Anarchy Online, UWO: Origin, and Shadowbane will
be added as they are released.
All gamers are able to register and use the Crossroads Auctions
completely FREE of charge.
This site is currently in a public beta. Additional features and
services are continually being added. Feature requests and
suggestions can be made on the site's Development Board. Status
Updates on the state of the beta will also be made on this forum."
Director of Network Development
Crossroads Network, LLC
|Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2000, 3:50 PM EDT by Casanova (CommunityNews)|
|Gladiators Form Honor Guard|
|Greetings, good folk of Legends!|
Last night I received this message from Maximus of the new Roman Empire. Despite the interruption in my pursuit of the "perfect tavern" I felt the message deserved attention. So read on, pilgrims.
"Hail and well met. In anticipation of the beginning of the 'Roman Empire,' also known as Ancient Rome, I am recruiting the Gladiator Honor Guard. They will be responsible for keeping the City clean of trashy folk like 'playerkillers' and other nefarious criminals.There you have it. Legend's first "militia" is forming. Will this serve to unite the villains of Legends in common cause, against The Empire? Will Rome manage to prevail aginst the myriad perils of Felucca? I shall keep a close eye on this situation. Until next we meet...
|Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2000, 1:25 PM EDT by Cyn (LegendsAOL)|
|Dinner and A Duel|
The dinner reception for the engagement of the Lord Mordain occurred yesterday eve and was a huge success for all in attendance. Members of DM and VnG were present as well as many guests from other guilds. Dinner started a little after 10:00p.m. EST and consisted of spitted pig, peas, and of course, fine wines.
|Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2000, 12:28 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Report on second Minoc Horserace|
|The results of the saecond Minoc horserace send in my Yoldran. |
|Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2000, 12:15 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Hunter's Guide: Kraken and Leviathan|
|We've added data for the Kraken to the Hunter's Guide. We used to have an entry for a very mysterious Kraken, but it now appears that that monster is called a Leviathan instead. Sadly the Leviathan has not yet been introduced in the game, but who knows what the future holds in store for us...|
|Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2000, 10:36 AM EDT by Xena Dragon (GeneralNews)|
|The following was just posted to FYI on the UO.com website: |
|Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2000, 10:27 AM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|Jobs at Origin Systems, Inc.|
|The following was just posted to FYI on the UO.com website: |
Jobs at Origin Systems, Inc.
|Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2000, 10:17 AM EDT by Joshua Rowan (GeneralNews)|
|Weapons of Virtue and Special Fishing Nets|
|With the help of the many reports that were sent to [email protected] Zandra has been able to compile a comprehensive list of the new "Weapons of Virtue". Take a few moments to check out our findings and see if you may be able to confirm or deny some of the rumors that still are floating around regarding these new weapons. |
Speaking of new stuff popping up: We've received reports of pure white clothing and pure white dye tubs spawning, and there's a new item added for fishermen, called "a special fishing net" (see the post made below). Please send your findings about these and other new items and monster types to [email protected].
I haven't seen the UO Community buzz like this about a game patch for a long time. I hope that this is not the last bunch of surprises that is being added to the game.
|Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2000, 9:34 AM EDT by Xena Dragon (GeneralNews)|
|In our previous poll, we asked you to consider some potential changes to the UOSS web site's interface. The vast majority of you, sixty one percent, like the menu the way it is, and dont want it changed. |
We thank you for your input. The information will be passed on to our designers for their consideration.
In this weeks poll, we want to know what you think of how OSI has been introducing new items into the game lately.
So, stop on by and let us know!
|Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2000, 9:16 AM EDT by Pfredd Mudd (GeneralNews)|
|Crendal's Story of Demise|
Auditions were held last night for "Crendal's Story of Demise," a play directed by a man named Stephan. The potential actors arrived began arriving at Kazola's Tavern at ten and just kept on coming. Each hopeful was given a script containing only the first act of the three-act play. When we were all done reading it, solo auditions began, with each actor being called outside to read a part chosen by the director. When this stage was complete, actors paired together for different scenes and interaction testing.Sounds like Its going to be a great play! Can't wait to see it!
|Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2000, 9:04 AM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|UO/ORIGIN Seattle Players Event Announcement|
|We had so much fun last year we're going to do it again! |
When: October 28, 2000
Special Room Rate for Out-Of-Towners! When you call to make your reservation at the Holiday Inn, (206)248-1000, let the reservationist know that you're with the "Origin Online Players" group that is having an event on the 28th. The cost of the room will be $89/per night. If you have any problems making this reservation, let us know and we can get it taken care of.
We are currently talking with OSI about getting a Dev team member from UO and /or Origin to come speak with us. We are also hoping for other special guests and events which will include a Halloween Costume Contest! Wear a costume with a UO theme (no weapons, please) and you could win a prize supplied by OSI! Costumes are not mandatory however.
If you have never attended an event like this, all I can say is _ you should! It was so fun to meet friends that we've made playing UO and making new friends. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now! Write to Joshua Rowan at [email protected]. Make sure to include your name and the e-mail address where you wish to be contacted with additional information.
|Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2000, 8:29 AM EDT by Joshua Rowan (CommunityNews)|
|New Fishing Item - Nets|
The UOSS Fisherman Board has been a-buzz with news of a new item. It is called "a special fishing net".
When this item is used, it gets tossed into the water and up come a bunch of nasty monsters, including Sea Serpents, and Krakens. Krakens, which look like blue corpsers, are high level magic users, and deliver attacks similar to Drakes! Multiple Krakens and Serpents are possible with one net. The net is a one-use item, and is not returned once used.
The nets have been found as loot inside Serpents, and reportedly have been fished up directly.
At this point, it is unclear at what level of the fishing skill you can start pulling up fishing nets, nor do we know what level of fishing is required to use a net. If you have fished up a net, or have successfully used a net, and are NOT a GM Fisherman or Fisherwoman, then please e-mail me with your fishing level and what you accomplished.
|Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2000, 8:23 AM EDT by Pfredd Mudd (GeneralNews)|
|UO House of Commons chat log posted|
|The complete log of the fifty-sixth UOHoC Open House chat has been posted, and is available from the UO House of Commons website.|
|Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2000, 7:33 AM EDT by Xena Dragon (CommunityNews)|
|The Two Tomes|
(From Ra'Dian Fl'Gith, High Priest, Cult of the Azure Dragons, regarding the quest of the Seven Tomes of Dragonkind, and of the Codex of Mondain.)
|Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2000, 5:26 AM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Haunting in Trinsic|
|Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2000, 5:06 AM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|An Engagement in Darkness!|
|Mordain and XTerra of the Disciples of Mondain have announced their formal engagement. They will be having an official reception dinner at The Temple of Mondain on Friday, August 4 at 10 PM under the Eastern Sky. All citizens are invited to attend. I for one hope to be in attendance myself. Good luck to ye both!|
|Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2000, 4:04 AM EDT by Nephalia D'laine (GreatLakes)|
|Opening Of "Famous Houses Of Britannia"|
|A letter from Jared, webmaster of "Famous Houses Of Britannia": |
decorating their newly acquired houses. I would like to offer a place
where you can show off your hard work at decorating, or perhaps gain
new inspiration and ideas from the work of others! Famous Houses is
now open, and welcomes pictures of houses from all shards and facets.
Go to http://www.intvelt.com/decorations.htm, to find some fine examples
of decorating that others have posted there."
Jared of Europa
|Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2000, 2:28 AM EDT by Casanova (CommunityNews)|
|Welcome Wiccan Wares Raffle!|
|Wiccan Wares, (a Small Tower located about 1 screen South East of the Cotton field in Moonglow Trammel) Will Be celebrating its grand opening Friday June 11th at 8 o'clock by the Eastern Sky. To celebrate, we will be be selling 125 runes at 10,000gp each to 125 different locations. At 9 o'clock Fallen Ash (the Shop Manager) will be waiting at 1 of the 125 rune locations with a 1,000,000 GP check! Now do the math, that is 250k profit, but do you have any idea what a vendor with 1.25 million in wares costs to upkeep?|
Wiccan Wares is crammed full of members' vendors of the guild Glory and Honor G/H. We have:.
And more to come! The runes will be put on the Vendor Named Eric on the second floor of the Small Tower. All Runes will be named Million Gold Ticket and will be to different locations all within guarded area. Gates will be provided to the Shop from 7:30-8:00 at the Guard Post SW of the Brittain West Bank. Runes will be put on Eric on Monday the 7th. Buy 1 or 10, but recall off it at 9 o'clock by the Eastern sky on Friday August 11th for Fallen Ash will only wait 10 minutes!
|Posted on Friday, August 4, 2000, 10:26 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Another UBB Smithy Contest!|
|It is me again Deuce the events co-ordinator for the UBB Great Lakes division. It is time for another event! This time we are also going to have a contest! Also do not forget to bring your own ingots and we will make free armor and weapons for you! Only exceptional armor and weapons will be given away! Come and join us in our celebration of the opening of our new tower on the Trammel side of the Great Lakes shard!|
The event/contest will begin on August 12th starting at 6PM in the central skies(6PM CST). The rules for the event are as follows:
The contest is open to all who would like to compete. The prize for the winner of the GM contest will be 500 Valorite ingots! The prize for first place for the non-GM contest will be 5k iron ingots!
We will also be handing out door prizes during the event! Two door prizes so far have been donated by our illustrious leader! Daeron! 50K gold and 3k ingots.
If you would like to contribute to the event or maybe donate something please ICQ me at 9531838. Also contact me for runes to the event. There will be a box next to the tower entrance for ingot and other donations! PLease take advantage of our venders at the tower. They are great sources for all your armor, weapon and other needs! And remember! UBB smiths are honest and hard working. If you have any doubts about one of our smiths please let Daeron know at [email protected] and he will get the appropriate disciplinary actions rolling. Feel uncomfortable with a smith outside of our guild? Contact one of us! We will be glad to help you with your needs!
Peace be with you on your journeys,
|Posted on Friday, August 4, 2000, 10:11 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Writing Contest for the Soul|
|Posted on Friday, August 4, 2000, 9:44 PM EDT by Helper (GreatLakes)|
|Tales of Traveller Updates|
|We received this from Videric |
Go sign the petition!
|Posted on Friday, August 4, 2000, 8:31 PM EDT by Eldariel (Europa)|
|Sir James's Tavern Story Night|
Come one come all to Sir James's Tavern & Smithy on Saturday August 5th at 8 pst and hear the tavern keep Curtis weave a story of honor and adventure.
|Posted on Friday, August 4, 2000, 5:07 PM EDT by Pelle Svanslos (NapaValley)|
|The Necromancer Reveals Himself|
|This is part of the on going quest first described in the earlier post titled: The Lost Stone of the Seraphim. |
"Hail, TSO received disturbing news last night at the weekly guild meeting. First we heard a terrible tale told by the Purple Dahli Llama, GM Craftsman: