December 2014

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year 2015

Season's Greetings!

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2014 MOA Christmas Summary

Submitted by Martyna_Zmuir on December 22, 2014 at 4:16 PM CST
Majestic Oaks Auctions

From the desk of Melian, CEO of Events Majestic Oaks Auction:

Majestic Oaks Auction held its annual celebration in our little pixel escape on December 18th. The event began with our traditional thanks to all who bring their patronage and support to our volunteer events over the year/s. Then it was time for a group photo, also a tradition.

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Merry Christmas UO!

With the pleasantries done we turned to the purpose of this gathering, to give some things away and have fun. The evening began with a trivia question regarding the Rams/Cardinals football game the week before, the gold & question requested by Sir Thomas the prior week. Bella won this 2 million gold. The second question of the night worth 5 million gold went to Governor Dot Warner (as I recall something about Star Trek).

The auction began, a much abbreviated version as there was a lot of ground to cover on the giveaway end. The first item of the night was won by Bucketman, second item was a no sale (it happens). Next came two more 5 million gold Trivia questions first won by Bella and the second by Jabberwocky.

“The 12 Days of Christmas” give away was intermingled in the auction. Beginning with day 12, which was won by Angry Jamaican of GOF with the lucky ticket of DJ58 (12 Soulstone Fragments).

To read the full summary on the forums, click HERE.

Merry Yule!

Submitted by DaKaren on December 21, 2014 at 12:53 PM CST

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Sugar Plum Toy Drive

Submitted by Martyna_Zmuir on December 19, 2014 at 1:51 PM CST

Sugar Plum Toy DriveOriginally posted December 17th, 2014 by EM Elizabella on the Great Lakes EM Site:

His Majesty King Blackthorn had intended to give out toys to the children of Paws. Unfortunately, Speedy Wings Delivery Service has been having difficulty meeting their delivery deadlines this holiday season. There are supply problems as well as the usual hiccups in getting post through Ilshenar.

If you would like to help make this Walrus Festival season merry and bright for the children of Paws, please speak to the royal secretary, Easton, at Castle Blackthorn. The toys you find can be donated at the mailbox.

The toy drive ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on Monday, December 22nd.

For members of the Royal Spies or Royal Guard, this counts a training in Community Awareness. Donating one toy will be treated as though you had attended one Tuesday event. Donating all four toys will be treated as though you had attended two Tuesday events.

  • There is a rune to Paws in the runebook in the mailbox house.
  • All the toys are timered.
  • The toy boxes will only give one toy per character, so please insure it quickly (or try not to die).
  • Questions can be sent to one or both of us.

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Santa Visits Majestic Oaks Auction

Submitted by Martyna_Zmuir on December 16, 2014 at 4:25 PM CST
Majestic Oaks Auctions

From the desk of Melian, CEO of Events Majestic Oaks Auction:

Majestic Oaks Auction will host it's annual Holiday Event
Thursday, December 18th, 8 p.m. CST 
Near the Buc's den land gate outside Vesper
Gater in Luna at least briefly.
Banner is set outside the Luna south wall also.

Small auction includes:
Christmas 1999 lot including fruitcake, spam, coal ore, bags, cards, champagne glasses MUCH of this can NOT be locked down and decays.
A Necropig from the Great Lakes event of December 9th

Mystery chest: This is an auctioned item. IT is NOT discounted!!!!!! This years chest is simply amazing, the items in it are a secret. Past chest have contained Singing Balls, Silverware sets, Ruined Paintings... so for me to say this surpasses that in value is something. This will in large part fund MOA for 2015!

Giveaway #1
Trivia each trivia question of the night will be worth a cool 5 million gold!! Thanks to the generosity of all our patrons and benefactors in 2014 who have supported us through gifts and 5% commissions on sales and brokerage fees/tips 35 million has been set aside here.

Give away #2
Every year we do the 12 days of Christmas and members of the audience have a chance to win one of the days. Day 12 is the least extravagant (containing 12 items) and Day 1 the most extravagant (containing just 1 item) You MUST be present to win! DJ will set how many calls you get before he moves on to try to gift it to another player so NOT the time to doze off! The items in this give away this year conservatively top 1 billion gold mark, combined value, our biggest give away to date.

Give away #3
Santa, he always comes to visit those on the Great Lakes Shard, his home away from home has been decked out and prepared for his annual visit. After the frenzy of the other parts everyone will be transported to visit Santa and receive a gift.

We would like to wish all a festive, safe and peaceful Holiday Season. Thank you all, for your years of loyal support! Majestic Oaks Auction has been home on the Great Lakes Shard for over a decade, and you've never failed us!

I'd like to remember Caela as we close this year much of her legacy carries on in this realm through her generous gift upon leaving the game.

Finally, I'd like to Thank all those who are patrons and not of Majestic Oaks Auction and characters in our Ulitima world who are serving the US and away from home. I've had the honor of knowing many of you playing and hosting Majestic Oaks Auction.

Happy Holidays!
Melian CEO of Events Majestic Oaks Auction

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Warmest Yuletide Wishes

Submitted by Martyna_Zmuir on December 15, 2014 at 12:46 AM CST

From the desk of Dot Warner, Governor of Britain:

Britain Holiday Card

For those wishing to visit the Green, it may be found at 26o 37'S 4o 55'W or by taking the first teleporter on the right at the House of Lords (which is about 2 screens NE of the Britain Moongate)

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19th Royal Council Meeting - UPDATED

Submitted by Martyna_Zmuir on December 14, 2014 at 1:59 PM CST

Originally posted December 14th, 2014 by EM Elizabella on the Great Lakes EM Site:

His Majesty King Blackthorn congratulates the newly elected governors of Britannia and awaits the results of the remaining elections. His Majesty looks forward to meeting with his Council, and all interested citizens, at the nineteenth meeting of the Royal Council. It will be held in the Council Room at Castle Blackthorn on Monday, December 15th, 7:00 p.m. CST. Please note the earlier than usual time.

Governors and Governors-Elect
Britain – Dot Warner
Jhelom – Thom Jameison
Minoc – Tanda
Moonglow – Nemesis
New Magincia – Shamanass
Skara Brae – Farimer Tensus
Trinsic – Requi Mortaul
Vesper – Aornis
Yew – Willa of the Yew-Wood

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Grant of Arms

Submitted by Martyna_Zmuir on December 8, 2014 at 11:51 AM CST

Originally posted December 7th, 2014 by an EM on the Great Lakes EM Site:

A Coat of Arms has been granted to Miss Sally Madeleine Sweet. The design of the Arms was approved by Lord Featherstonehaugh, Wyvern King of Arms and Senior Herald in Britannia.

The Grant of Arms has been made to Miss Sweet and her descendants in accordance with the laws of Arms. Like all applicants, Miss Sweet began the process by submitting a petition to Britannia’s Earl Marshal, Lord Hotchkiss. The Britannian College of Heraldry duly carried out research in their records and archives. Miss Sweet presented various engraved items from the ancient armigerous De Swete family, whose line was long thought to be extinct. There is no evidence to show that Miss Sweet is not descended from them. Lord Hotchkiss then issued a warrant to the Wyvern King of Arms recommending the granting of new Arms.

Sweet Coat of Arms

Arms: Gules a chief of the sea proper wheat garb Or.
Motto: Capere Aurum

The canting Arms form a rebus (“sea wheat”) for Sweet. The rebus is from the original De Swete Coat of Arms. The appearance of the sea is doubly appropriate for the armorial bearings of Miss Sweet, who describes herself as a sailing enthusiast.

Miss Sweet has chosen the tincture of the field herself. It is in honor of her late mentor. Miss Sweet also chose the motto, “Capere Aurum” (To Seize Gold). It is an aphorism of her own invention. It reflects her personal philosophy that one must strive to seize every opportunity the golden dawn of each new day brings.

Sweet Lozenge (spinster)

Miss Sweet’s armorial bearings are also displayed on a lozenge, as is traditional for a woman who is not the sovereign. The lozenge is surmounted by a true lover’s knot of blue ribbon, to indicate that she has never been married.

The artwork for the official record of the Grant of Arms was personally painted by Lady Clara Featherstonehaugh.

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Zox’s Monthly Fishing Contest! (December 2014)

Submitted by Martyna_Zmuir on December 6, 2014 at 2:08 PM CST
Zox's Monthly Fishing Contest

Originally posted December 5th, 2014 by EM Elizabella on the Great Lakes EM Site:

For this month, Zox would like a fairy salmon for the top of her Walrus Festival tree. Fairy salmon can be found in Ter Mur. It must be caught between December 2nd and December 31st. Please leave the fish in the mailbox by Wednesday, December 31st at 11:59 p.m. CST.

If your fish is not the heaviest, you may have it back, if you leave a house rune to your mailbox with the fish.

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Governors' Yule Journey

Submitted by Martyna_Zmuir on December 3, 2014 at 9:53 PM CST

From the desk of Tanda Knighthawke, Governor of Minoc:

A Yuletide Journey

A Thank You to the Citizens of Minoc

Submitted by Martyna_Zmuir on December 3, 2014 at 9:50 PM CST
City of Minoc

From the desk of Tanda Knighthawke, Governor of Minoc:

Election season is upon us! I’d like to encourage all eligible persons age 14 and up who have voting rights to come out stretch your legs, cast a vote and hoist a pint! Huzzah!

I have been your Governor for a long while now, since the King began this endeavor, I have seen it grow, witnessed many accomplishments, though there is still much to be done. As a resident of Minoc, with family ties to the area I would ask all who approve of my work to help me continue. Voting should begin December 8th the eve of the Governor’s Yule event!

I’d like to also thank the laborers and business of the Minoc’s Matewan for their donations of food and drink to gift to those who are in need! I have been doing my best to get it into the hands of those who need it!

Thank you!
Tanda Knighthawke,
Governor of Minoc

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