In the fair city of Minoc
you can find the Forgery, a wonderful blacksmithing shop owned
by Lord Duma and his faithful
friend Amaro. They specialize in good work, crafting some
of the finest weapons and armor the land has ever seen. So
it was with little to fear the Lady Jasmine, the noble, approached
Lord Duma and asked him to fashion for her a sword. But this
sword was to be special indeed. For the hilt would contain
the Heart of Ice, a huge diamond the size of a man's fist!
However, disaster struck before the sword could be completed. A band
of Trolls attacked Lady Jasmine and took the diamond from her, disappearing North of
T'was the brave souls of Minoc who saved the day. Lord Duma and
Amaro happened to mention to a few passing customers what had happened, and before long a
cry was up and a group went to seize the diamond from the Trolls themselves!
A few hours went by and soon the diamond was returned, safe and
sound. Several Trolls met their untimely end, as all such beasts should, at the hands of
the diamond seekers, and Lady Jasmine had her sword.
Lord Duma was most proud of the citizens of his fine city for the
work they did, and he offered a reward of a magical plate breast, which was taken by the
diamonds returner, and then to everyone's amazement, given to a friend who needed it more
With such spirit as this in Minoc it's no wonder Lord Duma and Amaro
make their homes there. Stop by and visit them at the Forgery, and tell them Titus sent
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Monday, March 3rd 1998