managed to find a way to open the magically locked chests
in which the Followers of
Armageddon had hidden blackrock
across the realm. With a troop of royal guards to accompany
him, Nystul then went around the realm to open and collect
When asked why the FOA had placed
blackrock all over the land in chests, Nystul replied:
"It is my belief that the leader of the
Followers of Armageddon, known so far only as "W,"
wished to help ensure the safety of his blackrock shards.
By so distributing them, it would seem that his logic was
that even if one or two were discovered or stolen, it would
be unlikely to loose them all. And all he needed to do was
have his henchmen go collect them when needed."
Nystul told me that even though
he did retrieve a blackrock or two from the chests, he by
no means recovered them all. He is not yet sure what plans
the Followers of Armageddon have for the blackrock, but he
will continue to seek answers by researching the strange substance
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, ?,
October ? 1998