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News for Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017, 4:04 PM CDT
Early October, BY 539

Talking Through Wisps -- August 23, 1:28 PM
Hickory Dickory Dock -- August 21, 12:51 PM
Part I The Not-So-Ordinary World -- August 16, 11:49 AM
20th Arc - The Not-So-Ordinary World -- August 16, 11:45 AM
The Oracle and the Bard -- August 10, 7:56 PM

Talking Through Wisps
Great Lakes,
Submitted by UO_Herald on August 23, 2017 at 1:28 PM CDT

Originally posted August 23, 2017 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:
By EM Malachi

Heigel looked around nervously. Suddenly, a window exploded outward, and a smoking rune landed at his feet. The mage shook his head and knocked on the door. When the frustrated mutterings on the other side didnt acknowledge him, he entered the house. The room was cluttered with books, runes, and random artifacts piled against the walls. The table was covered with dirty dishes and highly toxic reagents. A disheveled mage in blue robes stood at the center of a pentagram.

Gilforn didnt seem to notice him, so Heigel waved at the other mage. Gilforn smiled at him and waved back, before starting another casting on a blank rune. After a second shattered window, Gilforn seemed ready to talk. I dont understand. Ive double-checked my calculations. The arcane geometry was perfect. It not as if some massive structure is occupying the same ethereal space as Britannia or anything.

Heigel coughed. I really need to speak with you.

Gilforn gave an embarrassed grimace. Sorry, its so easy to get lost in ones experiments. What can I help you with?

Heigel started his practiced spiel, Im calling together Moonglows best and brightest, because I believe we face a crisis. After talking with a wisp

Wisp! Where? shouted Gilforn as he hid behind a chair.

The wisp isnt here. I spoke with the Xorinite creature earlier.

Gilforn cautiously stood back up. Go on.

We were exchanging information a few weeks back, when the wisp asked if I was interested in sharing messages with a mage from beyond Sosaria on the topic of interdimensional movement to and from Sosaria.

Gilforn looked giddy with excitement. Ethereal pen pals! Im hoping you said yes.

Heigel realized he had Gilforns full attention for the first time. Given the terrible threats that have come to Britannia from across the Ethereal Void, it seemed the duty of a responsible citizen to learn such information.

Gilforn replied, And also you were really curious.

That too. With the wisps help, I have been exchanging letters with this other mage about the nature of the space between worlds, relics in the Ethereal Void, and important current events that affect Sosaria.

Gilforn grabbed a scrap of paper and a broken quill from the table. Tell me everything!

I dont want to go into details yet, but what Ive learned has me very worried. That is why Im inviting important mages to meet at the Lycaeum tomorrow at dawn. Everyone needs to be there. Promise me that you will hear what I have to say.

Gilforn nodded, Of course Ill be there. Ill even set my alarm clock. He motioned to a pile of tinkered gadgets and socks. Hmm, I wonder if all of this will change my calculations

Heigel bid Gilforn farewell and headed back to the Lycaeum. He looked over his list, Dexter. Check. Dryus. Check. Gilforn. Check. Only a few more to invite. Everything is going so well. Still he couldnt shake the feeling he was being followed.

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Hickory Dickory Dock
Great Lakes,
Submitted by UO_Herald on August 21, 2017 at 12:51 PM CDT

Originally posted August 21, 2017 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:
By EM Malachi

A small mouse dreamed in a box of yarn by the inns hearth. Sherry was enjoying a most satisfying piece of dream gouda and watching a play she had seen so long ago. The chair was built for a child, and one of the actors had been nice enough to loan her a cushion. She was watching a man smash a paste gem with his prop sword when someone sat in the empty seat beside her. She nodded to the man and continued to watch the soliloquy on stage.

After listening for a few moments, the man beside her started talking, As this is one of the few events I did not witness, I often wonder if the Stranger understood the importance of his act. Did he know that shattering the gem would lead to everything that followed?

Sherry turned to look at the speaker. He appeared to be an older human, wearing a light blue robe. He was smiling at her, but there was a hint of sadness in his eyes. He would have been perfectly normal if not for his shadow, which formed the silhouette of a grandfather clock on the wall behind him. Do I know you?

The old man nodded, I spoke to three people that night: a virtuous king, a doubtful lord, and the small mouse who would tell the world. I met with the others each again, so it seemed fitting to finish the circle. My name is Hawkwind.

Sherry stared at the Time Lord in awe, So this is not a dream?

All dreams touch the place I walk, but some dreams are something more. I have much I need to tell you, but we are not alone.

Sherry looked around the theatre. The audience were not the people she remembered, but strange beings. There was a granite-faced man who watched the play in silence while being waited upon by skeletons. A blustering red-faced man holding a great torch shouted at an usher. With a voice like the wind across crystal, a laughing woman sang along with the minstrels on stage, but the laughter did not reach her cold eyes. An older woman with pale skin and blue hair stared at Sherry like a hungry shark. In the back corner, there was something hidden by shadow.

Sherry whispered to Hawkwind, Who are they?

Powers and principalities. Great beings who have noticed Sosaria for the first time. In trying to avert a tragedy, I have inadvertently drawn their attention.

What are you going to do about it?

At this moment, what little I am capable of. Hawkwinds body seemed to shimmer slightly, and Sherry saw that his hands and feet were bound. With this sliver of freedom, I am talking with you.

But I am but a mouse.

You have acted when others, more powerful and better able, did nothing. Those you need to find and encourage will trust you, just as I did so many years ago. Hawkwind turned back to the stage. The play was ending, and the actors stepped forward. There were hundreds of them, all of Britannia, people she recognized and those she didnt. Those she needed to find. They gave a great bow, and Sherry woke to the clock striking one in the morning.

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Part I The Not-So-Ordinary World
Great Lakes,
Submitted by UO_Herald on August 16, 2017 at 11:49 AM CDT

Originally posted August 16, 2017 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:
It is just another day in Britannia, or is it? In an effort to stimulate trade and bolster city treasuries his Royal Highness has announced a reduction in tariffs, giving a large bonus to all city trade deliveries. With an increase in trade traffic, royal trade carts are finding themselves ambushed on Britannias roads. Who are these unknown attackers and what is their intent? Are they merely highway men looking to score some easy coin or are there more sinister forces at work

by EM Malachi

The path to the lazar house was long and overgrown, and the day was hot. Despite her pale skin, the traveller wore no coverings. It had been decades since the healer had felt the Sun, and she enjoyed the warmth. The ramshackled house was marked with symbols to warn of the pestilence inside. They had laughed at her dire words in the city, but if she could help these unfortunate souls, maybe they would start to believe her.

The old woman knocked at the door, and when there was no answer, she pushed it open. When the crumbling manor had been repurposed as a sanitorium, no repairs had been made. Dirt and debris filled the halls, and there was a constant buzzing from one room in the back.

She searched the rooms, looking for those who were still alive. Despite the heat, each was huddled in a tattered blanket, to cover the disease that ravaged their bodies. The healer approached the closest figure and pulled back the blanket.

The young woman pulled herself into a shadow, her pretty face scarred by pox. Her voice was only a rasping whisper, Get back. You dont want to catch the sickness.

The pale stranger held up a silver talisman, a small shimmer of mana glowing across the surface. I am here to heal you.

The wretched woman gave a dismissive wave of a skeletal hand. Magic wont help us. The greatest mages in Britain turned us away in fear.

Their spell circles are childrens toys. I practice a magic far older and purer. The healer moved the spell focus across the womans face, melting away sores and healing the skin. The ash pale face came alive with a rosy bloom.

The healer continued around the room, curing the rest of the outcasts. When she was finished, one who had been near death asked the question on everyones mind, What happens now?

The stranger removed a small glowing obelisk from her robe. I have healed you, but there is a price. I need you to help me save this world.

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20th Arc - The Not-So-Ordinary World
Great Lakes,
Submitted by UO_Herald on August 16, 2017 at 11:45 AM CDT
UO Community News

Originally posted August 16, 2017 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:
We are pleased to announce that Part I of the Shattered Obelisk is now active on all shards. See the Shattered Obelisk page for more details, EM support events and the latest fiction!

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The Oracle and the Bard
Great Lakes,
Submitted by UO_Herald on August 10, 2017 at 7:56 PM CDT

Originally posted August 10, 2017 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:
In preparation for the upcoming 20th Anniversary event arc, The Shattered Obelisk, we are pleased to present The Oracle and the Bard.

The moongate opened, and a mage stepped through, carrying a heavy picnic basket with both hands. A few gargoyles in the settlement waved to her, and Mariah put down her basket to wave back. Mariah had taken to visiting Naxatilor every few weeks for tea. While the seer would share Ter Mur delicacies like grilled skree or salmon and thistle tart, the elder gargoyle had developed a sweet tooth for pastries from Moonglows bakery. Today, Mariah had also brought along spiced dates from Nujelm for the two to share as they discussed history and arcane lore.

As she came into view of the seers home, she noticed two armored gargoyles standing guard in front. When she got closer, they nodded at her and moved their pikes out of the doorway. Inside the stone house, her friend was lying unconscious on a futon, his entire body trembling with fever. Zhah, queen of the gargoyles, sat beside the seer, holding his hand and looking very worried. When Mariah was noticed, Zhah turned to her. Mariah of Moonglow. Ive been expecting you.

What happened?

Naxatilor collapsed in the midst of an intense vision. Something he experienced so affected him that this happened. Zhah pulled back a sheet to reveal that the old gargoyles wings were badly mangled, as if they had been slashed and burned. This has never occurred before.

Will he recover?

I do not know. He is the last of his generation and the oldest of us. My best mystics have not been able to do much more than help him sleep.

What happens now?

Now, I will have him moved to the Royal City to keep him safe. Whatever did this may try again. You must deliver word of these events to your king. Queen Zhah handed a scroll sealed with her mark to Mariah. We all must be ready for what is coming.


Bundor Bard unpacked a box of quills as he watched the movers put the last of the furniture into place. The rented room was small, but it would do nicely for what he had planned. He nodded to the workers as they left and continued to unpack his writing supplies. On a desk nearby, a magic quill continued to make copies of a sheet of paper.

After a time, a woman dressed in the finest silks strode into the room and sat in a chair across from him. She played with an ink bottle and stared at him.

You look like you want to ask me something, good lady.

Lady Machiavelli gave a laugh. You really are serious about all this? Getting the old gang back together?

Bundor handed her a piece of paper, a copy from the enchanted desk.

She glanced at the paper. That colloquial misspelling always did make me want to cry. Still, I do miss the excitement. Very well, I have a scoop for you.

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20th Anniversary Grandfathered Castle Giveaway!
Great Lakes,
Submitted by UO_Herald on August 9, 2017 at 2:14 PM CDT
UO Community News

Originally posted August 9, 2017 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:

We are happy to announce that as part of the 20th Anniversary we will be raffling off a total of 6 grandfathered castles on the shard of your choice!!

Three of these castles will be raffled off live and in person at the 20th Anniversary party in September, and for those of you who cannot attend, three will be raffled off via a raffle stone on Test Center 1 that has been placed today at the New Haven Bank!

In order to enter the raffle you must double click on the stone and enter a valid e-mail addressthat is associated with an active Ultima Online subscription that can be used to contact you in the event you win!

Only one entry per account will be accepted via the stone. You can enter on any character on that account, and can update your email address by using the raffle stone again. The raffle stone will accept entries until September 15th, 2017 at 12:00pm ET.

Trial accounts may not enter the raffle.

All winners will be announced at the 20th Anniversary party on September 22nd, 2017! Good luck to all those who enter!

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Royal Spy Advancements and Calendar Update
Great Lakes, Trammel
Submitted by Martyna_Zmuir on August 8, 2017 at 7:20 PM CDT
Royal Spies

Originally posted August 7th, 2017 by an EM on the Great Lakes EM Site:

We are pleased to announce that our calendar for August has been updated. The Advancement Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, August 8th, at 8:00 p.m. CDT.

Your Royal Spy rank, and the item that goes with it, will be available, upon request, until and including Tuesday, September 12th, to spies who cannot be at the Advancement Ceremony. These are for ranks earned before July 31, 2017 by attending at least three Tuesday events. You may ask about this after events or by contacting us to setup an appointment.

Do NOT put your spy mempo on a mannequin as it will disappear!

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July UO Newsletter
Great Lakes,
Submitted by UO_Herald on July 27, 2017 at 2:34 PM CDT

Update July 2017View in browser
The UO Team is happy to announce we will be sending out a newsletter periodically so you can stay up to date on the latest in Britannia!

Please encourage your friends to sign up on ourweb site.

Producer Notes

As most of you have probably noticed, Publish 98 was released to TC1! There is plenty to experience in Publish 98, so head on over to TC1 and check it out and be sure to send us any feedback you have! Publish 98 brings the majority of our seasonal content and a new event arc for the 20th anniversary. Some of these features will not be available for testing - so please check out the notes for full details.

Once Publish 98 goes world wide, I will be giving away the houses removed from the player on Atlantic. You will find the Raffle Stone in front of the house. On TC1 I will also be placing the Raffle Stonefor the three (3) Grandfather houses we will be giving away in Malas or Vesper (space permitting on the selected shard)for the 20th Anniversary. Winners will be announced at the 20th Anniversary Party in September!

I also want to let you know that our next development cycle will be shorter than usual, and instead of doing a full bump to Publish 99, we will be releasing an updated version of Publish 98 which will include our holiday rewards, updates to the Artisan Festival, Vet Rewards, and more! Keep an eye on for updates!
See you in Britannia,

Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong

The Broken Obelisk

To celebrate Ultima Online's 20th Anniversary we are pleased to announce the next chapter in Britannia's storied history, The Broken Obelisk.

The Broken Obelisk draws inspiration from Ultima's more than three decade long history and introduces exciting new gameplay while rekindling a few fan favorites from the past The Broken Obelisk will begin in August. We want to keep the experience as organic as possible, so keep an eye on for official fiction and in game Town Criers for updates.

Question & Answer Corner

1. Why was the Consume Damage Mastery ability nerfed?

The amount of HPR and HCI that could be attained using Consume Damage was pushing pets to a level of near invulnerability. While we fully intended on increasing pet power with the Mastery Abilities released in Publish 90, the changes in Publish 97 related with Animal Training proved a major balancing concern. With these changes pet HCI is capped at 45, the same as a player, while HPR is capped at 30. Remember too that additional sources of HPR can increase this for a pet.

2. In the EC, when I have a mountable pet's healthbar up and another player mounts that pet, the healthbar remains. In the CC this doens't happen, why?

This is a bug in the EC and will be fixed in a future update.

3. Can pet damage numbers be different hues in the classic client?

This has been added to the backlog for a future update.

4. Can the star field effect in the EC be changed to the previous version where the stars at the edge weren't skewed?

Although low priority, we have added this to the backlog for a future update.

5. Can the Giant Horde Minion be added to the EC? Those of us in the EC can't see it at EM events.

We have added this to the backlog for a future update, and EMs have been instructed to not use this body type.

6. The beaded and pendant necklaces are reversed in the EC paperdoll and equipment slot, can this be fixed.

Although low priority, we have added this to the backlog for a future bug fix.

7. The height of the ruined tapestry is too high and cannot be hung properly.

Although low priority, we have added this to the backlog for a future bug fix.

8. The ring of fire/supernova/big explosion effects are very resource intensive, can this be resolved?

This requires future optimizations both client and server side, we hope to address this in a future update.

9. Can anything be done about books in the EC vs the CC?

This is a delicate issue, as there is so much history contained in those books we definitely do not want to do anything that would jeopardize that history. We are working to find the most elegant and least destructive solution to this issue and hope to release it in a future update.

10. Can we get a bigger circle of transparency in the EC?

This is something we would have to investigate.

11. Some of us experience lengthy death times in the EC, can this be fixed?

This requires additional investigation, those who are experiencing this issue are encouraged to send in a dxdiagas well as location, time, server, and a screenshot of the issue to

12. Can I purchase "catch-up" months for when my account was inactive to be able to get vet rewards?

This is something we are still considering and look for additional community discussion before we make a final decision.

13. Can anything be done with old faction silver?

At this time, faction silver is decorative only. We may add it to the Cleanup Britannia system in the future.

14. Can a setting be introduced to set housing security to guild/alliance only so only my guild and alliance members can enter?

This has been added to the backlog and we hope to release it in a future update.

15. Can we get a blessed book satchel so spellbooks & runebooks do not get messed up inside our backpacks in the classic backpack container?

This has been added to our backlog, the satchel would only apply to spell and runebooks. We hope to released it in a future update.

16. How does Armor Ignore work when a creature uses it?

Creatures trigger their special moves on every swing, because of this the creature can swing at you and miss, as a result Armor Ignore will not fire. In order for the creature to actually land the special move, they need to land a successful hit.

17. Can swamp dragons be trainable via Animal Training in the future?

No, because of their reliance on armor.

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2. All Sovereigns purchased from Origin have to be entered on the Account Management page. You can not enter these in game.

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We would also like to reiterate that the Origin store is the only guaranteed provider of codes for Ultima Online. The validity of a code purchased from a third-party seller (be it a friend, in-game acquaintance, or recommended site) cannot be guaranteed. Furthermore, any codes we find to have be fraudulently obtained will be disabled and an account that applies any of these codes will have that code removed from said account. This can result in the loss of gametime, character slots, expansion access, Sovereigns (and the items purchased with them), in-game items and more. Please be advised that we cannot assist with any issues stemming from codes purchased via non-Origin means; you will be required to contact the vendor from which you purchased the code for further assistance.


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