UP : Near Trinsic (Sonoma)
Sometimes nature brings very strange sights to Britannia. This was the
case yesterday, as a large group of corpsers attacked just outside the city of Trinsic on
the main road leading into the town. Corpsers are usually stationary plant-like creatures
that only attack those who stand close enough to them to be attacked. Some form of evil
enchantment must have been cast on the group of corpsers that attacked Trinsic yesterday
eve, though, as every single one of the leafy beasts had somehow uprooted themselves and
were chasing Britannian citizens! The corpser, in general, is not too powerful a monster,
but when moving and swarming warriors in groups of half a dozen or more, they can be quite
a pesky nuisance.
"I didn't quite know what to think," said one warrior who
answered the town criers pleas to rid the travelways of the moving corpsers, "I came
upon a corpser or two, and brought out my sword to slay them thinking that this would
prove not difficult at all. However, as I fought, I stopped paying attention to my
surroundings. After I killed my first corpser, I noticed that there were many more around
me, and even more than that closing in fast. By goodness, that scared the life out of me.
I ain't never seen a moving corpser before. That scared me so bad I had to run away for a
bit to figure out a new plan of attack."
The corpsers didn't remain long, and when a large enough group of
warriors arrived, the corpsers were slain in no time at all. However, one or two unwary
fighters lost their lives to the moving beasts, as they charged into the battle and were
quickly surrounded by the roaming corpsers and had nowhere to flee the fight.
The Town Cryer knows of no evil magic that can free the normally
non-moving beasts, but our staff members have pledged to continue researching night and
day until we can find information about these strange moving beasts.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Saturday, April 18th 1998