February 2012


March’s Treasure Hunt Challenge – Lake Superior vs. Legends

Submitted by UO_Herald on February 29, 2012 at 2:40 PM CST
Treasure Hunt Challenges

Originally posted 29 Feb 2012 15:07:26 EST by Kai Schober on the UO Herald:

Having defeated the Purple Llamas of Great Lakes to open the 2012 Treasure Hunt season, the Gold Diggers received a well-earned break from action. Such rest is temporary, however, as they have been called upon by a new Challenger – Lake Superior shard!

It has been many years since the Legend shard’s prejudicial past. But, one cannot forgive the way the people of this shard once looked down upon others simply for being different. It is unjust. It goes against the very Virtues that this game has tried to instill. In less than two weeks after UO: Renaissance was introduced, in May of 2000, the home shard of the Gold Diggers was formed. A shard…exclusively for AOL users. Bah!

Lake Superior. One of the original four shards. A place of rights. Respect. A place where no man should be looked down upon, merely for his choice of ISP. We’re the unmarred shard. We got the lakes that’ll give you the quakes. Enough roleplay to fill Norway. And we’ve got the sublime rhyme that’d make a mime chime.

For the good of Sosaria, no matter which shard of the Gem you reside, Lake Superior challenges the Gold Diggers of Legends. Your past as despicable AOL’ers is as inescapable as our future as the Cross Shard Treasure Hunt Champions.

Having been roused by this upstart, the team from Legends responded strongly:

Will the deeds of the Lake Superior treasure hunters be as great as their professed ideals? Or will they join Great Lakes in a pit of foes vanquished by the Diggers? Find out Saturday, March 3rd as the Cross Shard Treasure Hunting Challenge continues!


Date: Saturday, March 3rd
Time: 8pm CST, 9pm EST
Place: Nujel’m Chessboard, Test Center Shard

Spectators are encouraged to come and cheer on their favorite team! Gates will be provided from the New Haven bank prior to and during the event.



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A little bird...

Submitted by DaKaren on February 24, 2012 at 5:09 PM CST
UORPC.NET

Since the "new" Franchise Producer, Jeff Skalski, likes to communicate more via Twitter than through forum posts or letters to the community, I've added his Twitter feed to the site.

Both the Main and the Great Lakes pages have the feed pane down the right side of the news. 

If Jeff says something cryptic, he may be replying to a tweet he recieved. To view the conversation, click on the time and it wil open in a new window.

Since I know some in the community are adverse to Twitter, I hope this helps you stay in the loop without having to create an account.

Enjoy,
-Lord DaKaren
Administrator of UORPC.NET
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Forums Unavailable - Updated (Again)

Submitted by DaKaren on February 22, 2012 at 3:12 PM CST
UORPC.NET

Update 8:00pm CST: The Forums work again, though you'd better be using FireFox or Chrome. Currently, IE users will only have a narrow strip to post in...this is a bug and should be fixed "soon."

Update 12:15pm CST: The Forums will be completely unavailable most of today. In fact, expect to see terrible error messages if you attempt to venture into them. So don't. ;)

Update 11:00pm CST: The boards are active again, however, the upgrade is inactive as it doesn't appear to play well with the Forum's style. Currently, the posting page exceeds the normal width of the page. It works, but isn't very pretty right now... I will be continuing to work on it through the weekend. Note: Character switching is currently disabled.

The UORPC.NET Forums are currently unavailable due to pending upgrades.

The Forums should return tonight (2/22/12) by 10pm CST.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

-Lord DaKaren
Administrator of UORPC.NET
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A Squire in Need

Submitted by Martyna_Zmuir on February 21, 2012 at 11:31 AM CST
Newcastle Township

From the desk of Galen Knighthawke:

Friends:

If you are able, willing, and available, please meet at the Newcastle Town Banner this Wednesday (22 February  2012)  at 7pm Central (8pm Eastern) to help my son, John the Squire of Newcastle, with a  difficult matter.

Whether I will be assisting myself, or insisting that John win his own spurs, remains to be seen.

-Galen Knighthawke



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Snowy Day

Submitted by Martyna_Zmuir on February 21, 2012 at 11:23 AM CST

Sherry the Mouse at Queen Dawn's grave.Sherry cleared the snow from her friend’s grave. It was slow work with her little paws, but her friend’s memory deserved it. It was quiet on the peninsula. The snow seemed to dull the sounds of the ocean and the Yew woods. When she was finished, she climbed on top of a nearby rock. Her whiskers trembled, but Sherry refused to let herself cry. It had been a long journey, for a mouse, from Britain to Yew, but she needed to say goodbye.

“We all miss you. We tried to take care of everything you cared about. Virtuebane is gone. Magincia is free and rebuilt,” the small mouse shivered as she spoke.

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

Lost Hope Bay

Submitted by Martyna_Zmuir on February 21, 2012 at 11:20 AM CST
City of Minoc

Minoc has been struggling since cutting ties with its sister-city, Vesper. In particular, the citizens’ efforts to find new sources of food and new trading partners have been frustrated by the sudden emergence of pirates and sea horrors in Lost Hope Bay.

Fishers and fighters are both needed to help set this city on its feet! Meet at the Barnacle Tavern in Minoc, Friday, February 24, 8 p.m. CST.



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(OOC) Vent Information Change

Submitted by DaKaren on February 16, 2012 at 4:03 AM CST
UORPC.NET

The vent hosting company recently changed the way they address their servers...without any warning. 

To log into vent, change the IP address in Ventrilo to:  vent51.light-speed.com   the port is still 5216 and your username and password are the same.

-Lord DaKaren
Administrator of UORPC.NET
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The Awakening - Act I, Part 2

Submitted by UO_Herald on February 14, 2012 at 1:25 PM CST
BNN

Originally posted 14 Feb 2012 14:20:15 EST by Kai Schober on the UO Herald:

Written by the EM Team

“Blast it! Blast, blast, blast!!!” Callie snarled in frustration as she threw a stack of papers from the small desk she’d been using at the Britain Library, once again feeling as if she’d hit a brick wall. Her efforts in Skara Brae had shown no results and inquiries in the capital city weren’t faring any better, despite having uncovered even more support for her theories. She glanced to the staircase as one of the scribes, an elderly gentleman who appeared to be peeking from the stairwell to see that she was alright. Seemingly satisfied that she was, he descended once more. The energy suddenly seemed to drain out of her and she collapsed into the chair and ran her hands over her face, brushing her blonde bangs to one side.

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

High Council Militia Treasure Hunt Fundraiser

Submitted by Martyna_Zmuir on February 10, 2012 at 10:35 PM CST
Britannian Armed Forces

From the desk of Grand Marshal of Virtue, Galen Knighthawke:

Dear Britannians:

This coming Wednesday (February 15) at 8pm Eastern Time the militia of the High Council of Britannia (known as the Britannian Armed Forces or BAF) will host a treasure hunt to raise money for the poor of our cities.

The gold will be distributed evenly among those who attend, with the understanding that you will then re-distribute it to the poor of your favored city. The system to divide the other loot has yet to be determined, but let's keep focused on the poor of the cities.

Unless her schedule suddenly interferes, our treasure hunter will be the renown champion treasure hunter Beryl Markham, who also graciously donated many, many maps, of various levels, for this effort. I'm attempting to make arrangements for another hunter in the event that Beryl proves unable to make it.

We will meet at the Library of Sosaria banner, located due south at the Yew Moongate in Trammel, at compass point 70/30 North, 40/17 West.

Other BAF events will leave from various other locations as we try to make our presence felt in various places.

I anticipate this will last roughly an hour, we'll do as many maps as we can in that time. It is doubtful we'll be able to do all the maps Beryl donated, as she was very generous.

-Galen
Grand Marshal of Virtue,
High Council of Britannia



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Royal Britannian Guard Meeting

Submitted by Martyna_Zmuir on February 8, 2012 at 4:15 PM CST
Royal Britannian Guard

There will be a meeting of the Royal Britannian Guard on Friday, February 10th, at 8:00 p.m. CST. Meet on the second floor of the Warriors’ Guild in Britain, 9° 40′S, 1° 7′E.



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A Plan to Survive the Winter

Submitted by Martyna_Zmuir on February 7, 2012 at 10:18 PM CST
Britannian Armed Forces

From the desk of Grand Marshal of Virtue, Galen Knighthawke:

Doubtlessly all have by now noticed the civil unrest in our country. The food shortages, the riots, the sacking of cities by raiders. Our realm, once unified by such enemies as Minax and Virtuebane and by such heroes as Queen Dawn, now splinters. At the same time, there are strange goings on in Ilshenar, and it is possible that the sleeper, Exodus, has awaken.

It all adds up to one thing: A Winter has come. A Winter of discontent and difficulty. And I will not stand meekly by and wait for the snows to pile up a hundred feet deep. We have one chance to save our way of life. We may fail, but we have the chance and we will take it. The High Council, the BAF militia, and the rest of the civilian government will strive to provide the realm with unity.

For more details, see here.

-Galen Knighthawke
Grand Marshal of Virtue,
High Council of Britannia

THE YEW TIMES - A Newspaper for Sosaria

Submitted by UO_Herald on February 7, 2012 at 10:13 PM CST
BNN

Originally posted 7 Feb 2012 11:56:35 EST by the YEW TIMES Editoral Office on the UO Herald:

Issue 1 - Edition 3


CURRENT NEWS

Accidental Tourist Takes Trip to Distant Lands
The mystery of items disappearing from containers may finally be resolved. Dread Lord Popeye reported that he had been consistently experiencing missing items from his home and pinpointed the loss to an armoir on an upper floor of his tower. While further investigating, he somehow passed through the back of the armoir into a snowy landscape, where he soon encountered, in his own words"a female RPer Ice-queen and a midget in a sled" who tried to alternately bribe him with candy and intimidate him. Popeye claimed that he became suspicious of their behavior and insisted upon searching the back of the sleigh for his missing belongings, causing the "midget" to issue threats and becoming quite annoying. Lord Popeye was disappointed that it only took two flamestrikes to take out the both of them, and that his belongings were nowhere to be found. Popeye pointed out that if lightweight RPers are going to play by Fel rules, they should have at least some decent gear.

Murderer Still at Large
Authorities are on the lookout for a violent felon by the name of Moustache Joe who is wanted on multiple counts of mass murder, piracy, arson, kidnapping, and removing tags from mattresses. The suspect is described as stocky, bald, with a scar on his cheek, missing the small finger on his right hand, dressed in dark green liveries, and having a very pretty mouth. Like all other Britannians, he is to be considered armed and dangerous. A reward of 10,000 gp is being offered for information leading to his capture.

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

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