Vesper A local fisherman got the surprise of his life
recently when during his daily fishing trip he was attacked on the road by a rogue
skeleton whod made its way out of the citys cemetery. He made a quick
trip to the local town criers, and soon the information was spreading throughout the city.
It was only minutes later, in fact, when an intrepid group of
adventurers made their way to the graveyard to confront the undead assailants. Magic was
tossed haphazardly back and forth between a pair of liches and the heroic mob, and within
an hour of the first sighting the entire ordeal had ended. At least two people died during
the attack, both of whom were believed to have been resurrected by a local healer. Word is
theyre doing fine and were back on their feet minutes after the incident.
The liches were not in command of the undead gathering however, as
soon it was discovered that a Lich Lord was residing in one of the larger buildings on the
cemetery grounds. The warriors and wizards who had bravely defeated a large number of
walking dead soon found that they were no match for this Lord of Liches. A brilliant young
adventurer had a quick plan though, and soon he sent his fellows off to give him some
room. Using magic he got the Lich Lords attention and then led the inhuman beast
towards the city itself. Once safely inside he called desperately for the guards who
quickly arrived to dispatch it.
"We werent sure what was going on at first, " says
Geoff, a guard who was on duty that day, "but once we realized that the thing in our
city werent a proper citizen we wailed on it with our halberds." Geoff went on
to say that this isnt the first time this sort of thing has happened in the Vesper
graveyard. "Couple o months ago we had a problem sorta like this, but there
werent no Lich Lord that day. Just Skeletons and such."
Local residents now fear that something sinister is taking control
of the dead souls in the cemetery and forcing them to its will. Though there is no
evidence to support this claim most people see it as the most logical solution, and hope
that more brave souls like the ones who battled against the undead are on hand if it
should ever happen again.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Friday, February 6th 1998