September 30, 2001

Grand Opening Festival for The City of Shadowfell (Trammel)

Greetings!

A grand festival will be held on October 7th, at 1 PM PST to celebrate the founding of Shadowfell, City of legends and nightmares. We invite you to join us for a day of revelry. For directions to Shadowfell visit HERE


Dark Soul Competition - The most evil folk in the land will gather and be judged on the basis of their appearance, speech, and ability to answer questions. The winner shall be dubbed The Darkest Soul of Baja and recieve a 100,000 gold piece check! The competition will be judged by celebrity guests from a prominent role playing guild on Atlantic.

The Grand Tourney - Members of -S- and the Shadow Imperium Elite will vie for the title of Champion of Shadowfell in a single elimination duels . Festival goers can bet on who they think the winner will be. 50,000 gold piece prize to the champion.

Summoner of the Abyss - The mage who can summon the most deamons in fifteen minutes will win the title Summoner of the Abyss and a 50,000 gold piece check.

Dire Duels - A dozen dire wolves will duel to the death - Festival goers will bet on the winner. 10,000 bonus to the gambler who selects the winning wolf.

Baja's Best Assasin - The assasin who can poison the most blades fastest wins a 50,000 gold piece check

Posted by Hazard [EiC] at 8:04 PM

September 28, 2001

Mystic Mead Re-Opens! (Trammel)

Posted today to the UO Stratics Baja Forum:

Hear Ye Hear Ye! The Mystic Mead's Grand Re-Opening is tonight! We are under new management and the fair folk of TCF are looking for you to join us in celebration! We will have free ale for all, as well as the Dart Turny that everyone loved so much that runs through the weekend! Remember it's winner takes all! No profit for the guild!

This will be an on-going event as it used to be, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 6:00 pm PST till close each night!

We are located S of Trinsic at: 132�16's 51�19'E - Trammel Or check the Stratics Baja page for more!

- Falgon

Posted by Thellaren at 3:47 PM

September 20, 2001

Dawn Hires New Town Cryer (Felucca)

From the Dawn Town Cryer (online):

Since the disappearance of our previous Town Cryer months ago, the Kingdom has been in search for a viable candidate to take her place. I'm pleased to announce that our search is over!

Noah, Dawn's new Town Cryer, can be found on the steps of Dawn Tower. Noah will provide news when asked, and will also respond to inquiries about 'Dawn', requests for 'info', and of course, the ages-old question 'vendor buy'! If you give Noah a tip, he might even point you towards our web site!

Posted by Thellaren at 6:02 PM

September 7, 2001

Avalon Commissary Caretaker Donates Ships to the FCB

Last night, Ultimax, longtime citizen of the City of Avalon and caretaker to its commissary, generously donated two ships to the Fishermans Council of Baja. The boats will be used in both facets as part of the new ferryboat program FCB has enacted as part of a public service for those in need of temporary ship use. Ultimax had the following to say about the vessels:

"Alluvem're crusted with frikkin' barnacles, an' the scuppers're clogged. All they needs is a good frikkin' heave down an' maybe a few patches. *grumble* The Papua ship got bilged onner anchor. Other'n that, it'll be ready for the sweet trade."

Donated on behalf of the City of Avalon and Avalon Naval Operations (ANO), the extra ships will be put into use in the following locales this weekend, per Maxs suggestion:

Felucca

Trammel


Posted by Thellaren at 2:15 AM

September 6, 2001

2nd Tiberian Temple Grand Opening Celebration (Trammel)

From the Tiberian Website:

This Saturday, September 8th, at 2pm Pacific Time, Trammel facet, the Tiberian Temple of Virtue celebrates the grand opening of another location in the province of Gwanur-Rinde. All are invited to come and celebrate this victory for the cause of virtue!

This temple was made possible by a generous donation from Adian O'Rourke and the folks in Rangers of the Realm (RoR). It will be headed by Temple Philosopher Lucius, who's task will be to spread virtue and enlightenment to the people of the area. As with the First Temple, all of the philosophies and teachings of the Tiberians will be available to be read at this temple. As a special gift to those who attend, we will be giving out the first copies of Tiberius' newest book, "Teaching Virtue".

If you are having difficulty finding the 2nd Temple, send us a pigeon at ICQ # 94711196 and we'll send someone to gate you.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Sincerely,

Tiberius of Yew

Posted by Thellaren at 1:47 PM

August 29, 2001

FCB Ferryboats Ready to Depart! (Global Baja)

Mage Tower FCB FerryHave you ever wondered who was banging on that awful lute across the channel from your home? Ever needed a boat on hand to take out fishing or to actually sail to the mainland from Skara Brae?

If so read on.

The Fishermans Council of Baja is proud to announce a unique and entirely free service for the entire Shard of Baja. The Baja council, under the tutelage of fleet captains Foofisher & Lonestar, have commissioned the launch of seven ferryboats in various areas of our land.

These ferryboats can be used by any citizen of Baja and taken out on fishing expeditions, treasure hunts, or to just simply cross a small channel of water. The sides will be left unlocked and one of our Boatswains will bring the boat back to its home port if it strays too far off course.

You will be able to find the Ferryboats in the following locales across the facets:

TRAMMEL

FELUCCAIf you would like to find out more about the FCB, please ICQ Foofisher @ 42314161 , Lonestar @ 54512593 or visit our vendor filled Guildhouse on Trammel (N of Minoc) @ 129 59N 83 2E. Alternatively you can contact us through our website @ http://www.thefcb.com.

Oceanus
Lumi Captain
Boatswain, The Baja Fleet

Posted by Thellaren at 9:26 PM

August 26, 2001

UO Seers Seeking House and Item Donations

From Tradespot (Baja):

Yes, the new UO Seers and Troubadours will soon be here. We are gathering on all shards, preparing quests and events for all the players to enjoy. See the link below for our new web site. And, we also have a forum on Stratics at http://boards.stratics.com/php-bin/guilds/uo/all/postlist.php?Cat=&Board=genuoseer

But, since we are a "truly" volunteer group, not supported by OSI, not given special powers or the ability to do as we wish, we need some help from the citizens of our fair land. We are seeking donations of all sorts, but one of the first and most important is a dwelling in which to store our items, have our meetings and prepare our events. Some of our events will be held in this donated structure, or at least a stopping point on the road to solving quests. Therefore, the larger the structure, the better.

Please note that we, the individual seer or troubador, does not perform on his or her own home shard. We need to create characters as needed and many of us have no slots open on our home shards. Therefore, as you know, we are born with only 1000 gold pieces, hardly enough to think about buying anything other than training in some extra skills we'll need and a few fish steaks.

Please remember, the dwelling is the most important at this point, but we won't turn down any items we could use for our events and quests, such as rares, gold, silver and special weapons for prizes, a guild stone, books, clothing, scrolls, reagents, full spell books, rune books, empty containers such as chests for our dwelling, anything you can think of.

Please contact me via ICQ or email if you can help with any of the above. I will meet you at the West Brit Bank in Trammel. My ICQ number is 128071387 and my email address is radnor@rogerswebs.com.

Thank you in advance for any support you can offer.

Sincerely, Troubador Radnor Baja Shard

Posted by Hazard [EiC] at 3:25 PM

August 24, 2001

Kingdom of Dawn Forum Reopens!

From the Dawn Forums:

The Kingdom of Dawn domain has been successfully moved to the new server and we are now running new forum software. The forum looks pretty generic right now, but with a little work we'll have everything looking good again.

You'll find this software to be similar to what we were using before with some minor differences. One change is that you are required to have a valid email address to register. This email will be kept private and is simply required so that I have a way to contact forum members if necessary.

The new Dawn web page is under construction and should be up within the next couple of weeks.

Desmond Cross
Kingdom of Dawn

Posted by Hazard [EiC] at 6:04 PM

August 15, 2001

FCB Baja Fleet Sailing Again

I found the following news on the UO Stratics Fisherman Forum:

Hail to all you fishermen[women]. Haul out those creaky weather beaten boats and scrap off the barnacles. Sew up the sails, for the FCB Baja Fleet is back and sailing again. Myself [Lonestar] and Foofisher are the fleet captains! if you have any questions please feel free to give us a pm or ICQ us.

Lonestar-54512593
Foofisher-42314161.

We are building the BIGGEST and BEST Fleet in the FCB.

Because Gem is away this week and the applications go thru her, it might take awhile for us to get them. You can still be put in the guild if you contact Foofisher or myself. Also the Baja website will not be active until she comes back.

Lonestar,Fleet Captain,Baja
www.thefcb.com

Posted by Thellaren at 9:23 PM

August 8, 2001

Community Sharing Opportunity

Sannio, the UO Community Co-ordinator, posted the following new thread to the UO Boards:

I love player-run venues and themed communities. Loveem. Cant get enough of them. Ive spent a lot of time reading about them, going to various Shards and visiting them, and even participating in the building and running of some. I loved learning about them and I loved comparing notes about them.

I think a lot of people enjoy the type of community building that comes with these sorts of group-supported efforts, and Id like all of you to share what you know about the player venues and themed communities on your Shards, here, on this Roleplaying and Events board. In this way Id like to help as many people who play UO as possible, newbie or veteran, to learn about some of the opportunities they have available in regards to joining in community endeavors. So much changes in UO, in a monthly, weekly, or even daily basis. I think itll be a great to get out the word about your venue/community to people who might not normally know so much about it.

Heres how Id like you to help with this. Post a reply to this thread about the venue or community you help with in the following manner:

Subject:
Shard Name - Facet - Venue or Community Name

Post:
Shard Name - Facet - Venue or Community Name

Web site address: the primary Web address/URL for that venue/community
Sextant Coordinates: ##o##' ##o##'
Directions: (How to get there by foot)

One short paragraph summarizing the player venue or themed community.


Hopefully each venue/community only has one thread, but if some entries appear more than once, thats fine, too. *grins*

You may have noticed Ive posted the first reply to this post, concerning some place called Mystery City. Im using that as an example of how Id like everyone to post about their venues/communities. Feel free to go peruse my admittedly fading memory of Ultima Onlines first acknowledged player city. (And, if you have more information about Mystery City, please respond to that particular post!)

By the way, when I say venues, I mean simple shops, taverns, rune libraries, rares museums, vendor malls, theaters...any single building in UO that offers some kind of service to the general public. When I say themed communities, I mean players who play at being orcs, undead, savages, pirates, vikings, necromancers, monks, nobles, rangers...any group of characters that shares a common theme, allows anyone to try to participate, and has an easily locatable base of operations within the game (such as the theater in Britain, the castle in Nujelm, a players own tower, a tavern in an NPC city, a graveyard, any one of the various orc forts, etc.).

Thanks for helping.

Posted by Thellaren at 12:19 AM

August 1, 2001

Fairhaven Scavenger Hunt Results (Trammel)

Weekend Event Results from the Fairhaven Village Site:

Saturday evening 4 teams took place in the scavenger hunt hosted by Fairhaven Village that lasted nearly two hours. Participants were sent chasing around the world in search of certain locations which had been hinted at in clues and riddles. There were a total of 7 clues each with a corresponding location and checkpoint. After visiting all seven locations, the winners, a team from the MHZ guild led by MaxSterlingMage, Honey and Zalbag, were presented with a check for 500,000 gold pieces. Food and drinks were served after the event, and a good time was had by all. A big thanks to everyone who participated and helped out in this event.

Silkon

Posted by Thellaren at 4:10 PM

July 24, 2001

Rangers of the Realm Elect Council

The following from the Stone Keeper was recently posted by Cymidei Fier to UO Stratics:

Rangers of the Realm Elect Council

It had been preordained. The Rangers of the Realm (RoR) would be led by a council of Mentors chosen in a free election from the members.

Not long after the Stone of RoR had been re-established, the Stone Keeper sent out the word. "All Rangers of RoR should ponder with care then vote for the most suitable names to form the first Council of RoR."

The voting process which had been thought to finish soon, lasted a full week as more and more people flocked to the Stone joining the renewed ranger clan (nearly 100 in the first week).

At week's end the votes were counted and the clan gathered in a forest clearing. They came from far and wide, as many as were able to attend. Some came at great difficulty and others were not able to be there due to the distances and time zones involved.

They came to be part of the swearing in ceremony for the first RoR Council and to give witness to the oaths that were made. The Council would be comprised of people with phenomenal talent, energy and compassion. The mind of Petrovo, the determination of Adian O'Rourke and the heart of Seraphim were chosen by the members to form the first Council of RoR.

In the end - all gave up a great round of cheer in true RoR fashion. "RAWRR"

Posted by Hazard [EiC] at 10:47 AM

July 21, 2001

Event for Saturday July 28th...

FAIRHAVEN VILLAGE SCAVENGER HUNT

Come one come all to the Fairhaven Scavenger hunt on Saturday July 28 at 7:00 p.m. PST. Do ye think ye know the history of the lands better then anyone else? If ye do, grab 2 friends and come try and become the winner of the 500K in gold prize for being the first to complete the clues to each location.

Rules:

1. There will be 3 and only 3 people per team.

2. Each team most register by Friday July 27 at 9 p.m. PST.

3. Each team can use any rune at the fairhaven rune library to get to the places they need to find; IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED YOU USE THE LIBRARY.

4. The first team to find the 10 different locations from the clues and return back to fairhaven wins 500K.

5. A good knowledge of the Britannia history is recommended.

6. Some locations are extremely hazardous so be prepared to defend you life against whatever may lurk in the dark.

Drinks and socializing will be done during and after the event so come one come all and enjoy a night in the Fairhaven Village. We highly encourage other player run cities to have teams to add to the excitement, we will see you there.

Fairhaven Village is located in trammel by the Yew moongate, for questions and team registration please contact me either by ICQ 60726000 or email at silkon88@hotmail.com or visit our website at www.FHvillage.com

Posted by Hazard [EiC] at 2:01 PM

June 28, 2001

Challice Tower Mall to Open: Dinner and Casino

The following announcement from Jimpha was posted to the UO Stratics Web site:

Challice Tower Mall to Open: Dinner and Casino

The New Challice Tower Mall, located East of the Skara/Brit Crossroads will be having it's Grand Opening July 1. We will have games, dinner and vendors for your enjoyment. There is a meeting area you can sit back and relax and talk with friends, or gamble in the Challice Casino.

We at the Challice are looking for Vendors to fill the Mall. The Special part about our Vendors is that it is for Craftsman only. No more searching for that GM armor, or house add-ons, or GM leather, they will all be located in one location. So if you are a Craftsman and wish to place a vendor at the Challice Mall, feel free to ICQ the Owner/Operator, Jimpha Rosua at 21113603. The charge for Vendor placement is 30k, a one time fee.

We are located at 27'14" S, 32'58" W http://members.theglobe.com/jimpha_rosua/map.jpg

Some on July 1st, or any time if you see me, Jimpha around town, ask for a rune or gate to the Mall, or to place a Vendor.

Posted by Hazard [EiC] at 5:37 PM

June 26, 2001

New Player Teachers Program

The following anouncement from Elven Counsel was posted by Cymidei Fier to UO Stratics:

New Player Teachers Program

I am Elven Counsel. The new Lead Teacher for the New Player Teachers program now available. I am pleased to announce the guildstone is up and running for NPT=New Player Teachers. This program will assist young players and old alike to learn skills. The link to apply for teacher positions is http://www.uo-new-player.com. As lead teacher I hope to see you apply and be apart of a great new program that is in the works!

I am thrilled with the new program! It brings the fire back in me that I lost months ago. I love to help others, and there is many more out there that do the same! Come apply! I am sure you will like it because the cordinator is real nice and it will give guidance to UO players that have questions on the game.

You will need to apply on website or goto stratics.com and go in the irc room for #new-player-classes to talk to us interviewers. *smiles* Come on in and check it out anyway.

Hope to see you there,
Elven Counsel Lead Teacher of Baja Shard for New Player Teachers Guild and Program

Posted by Nobody at 4:03 PM

June 7, 2001

Avalon Message Board and Web Site

SitePowerUp was where Avalon had its message forums, but SPU announced last week that it was closing. The day after SPU was supposed to close up shop, the Avalon Web site and it's emergency forums went down, and although the site is partly returned, unfortunately the site and forums have not yet been fully repaired.

However, Claude and the websmiths of Avalon have created a new message board for the City of Destiny, located within the new UO Stratics guild forums. The address for the new Avalon board is http://boards.stratics.com/php-bin/guilds/uo/baja/wwwthreads.php?Cat=7&C=7. Feel free to stop by and join in with the oldest existing player city on the Baja Shard.

We'll be posting more information on the Avalon Web updates within the next few days.

Posted by Ursula at 4:47 PM

May 24, 2001

Preliminary Lumarian Fundraiser (Trammel)

Tonight on the Baja Shard we will be hosting a fund raiser to help bring about the revival of the old player city, Lumaria. Everyone is encouraged to stop by. We will be accepting donations to help new players gain housing in the city of Lumaria and to rebuild the structure of the city. Afterall, you can't have a player town if there are no buildings!

We are accepting all donations, not just money. Anything is welcome as we have a number players new to our world that wish to help, but have nothing. Even if you'd like to just stop by and wish us Luck we would love to see you. If you do wish to make a donation of gold, please give it in the form of a check if it is a large amount.

The event will be held in the Counselors Guild hall on the Trammel facet in the City of Britain tonight at 7pm EST.

The event will run until we've all gotten fashnickered and can't stand anymore.

Contact: dracusslayer@cs.com or through ICQ at 60316679

Thalanos,
Elven Ranger and founder of New Lumaria

Posted by Hazard [EiC] at 2:03 AM

May 21, 2001

Rebuilding Lumaria

Greetings, I'm writing to inform you of the work that is now in progress to rebuild the city of Lumaria on Felucca. I have dug through contact after contact and have located a former member of the Lumarian Council known as Oceanus.

I've been striving to find volunteers that will dedicate themselves and help us bring back the city. Oceanus and I have spoken about raising funds for those who wish to purchase a pre standing house in the area of the city as there are a number of them up for sale. The bridge that was constructed by OSI for the city still stands as well, which is inspiring in itself.

I'm writing you because I want to draw peoples attention to this, this city was one of the first to be built, especially on Baja. It lasted for a long time before falling. It would bring attention and possibly even adventure to an area that seems almost barren.

If you could do something, a small post even to let others know what we are doing it would be wonderful.

My name is Thalanos, Elven Ranger of Baja. I can be contacted at dracusslayer@cs.com or through ICQ at 60316679 for those that are interested.

Thank you, and god speed.

Posted by Thellaren at 12:00 AM

May 14, 2001

Don't Throw That Bouquet Down In Disgust... Weddings Are Still On!

The following message of hope from Former Lady Counselor Sapphire was posted to UO Stratics:

Don't Throw That Bouquet Down In Disgust... Weddings Are Still On!

In light of the recent demise of the counselor and volunteer programs, the weddings that were being done by counselors faced an untimely end as well. We, the former counselors, wedding coordinators, SRCs, and volunteers have created a bold new plan to ensure that the wedding program does not simply vanish.

Many players have already scheduled weddings, or perhaps they are just now realizing that they would like to have a wedding and don't know where to turn. Enter the new cross-shards guild WED. We will be available on the Regions of West, East, and Central to begin with. If you are looking to have your wedding performed and need someone to perform it please keep us in mind, and although we can't make inscribed rings we can perform a ceremony that will do honor to both the bride and the groom.

The contacts for each region are as follows:

West (the shards of Napa Valley, Sonoma, Baja, & Pacific): garrye@hotmail.com
West (the shards of Napa Valley, Sonoma, Baja, & Pacific): asrcmiller@acninc.net
Central (the shards of Lake Superior, Great Lakes and Siege Perilous): ali00@mailandnews.com
East (the shards of Atlantic, Chesapeake, and Catskills): SapphireEast@btconnect.com
Former Lady Counselor Sapphire
Wedding Coordinator

Posted by Nobody at 6:43 PM

May 12, 2001

BYOR Crafter's Faire & Pub Opening

The Township of Heaven's Forge and Darkmor Tavern invite you to our first Crafter's Faire and Grand Opening of Celestial Spirits, the newest pub in the land.

When:

Sunday, May 20th, 11am-1pm PST

Where:

Darkmor Tavern, Heaven's Forge
The tavern is located at 106o 47'N, 50o 16'E on the eastern edge of the valley south of Wrong Dungeon.

BYOR! There will be craftspeople of every sort represented to craft items for you at no charge when you provide the materials. Smiths, Tailors, Bowyers, Tinkerers, Carpenters, Scribes, Alchemists, Chefs and Poisoners, the entire crafting community of Heaven's Forge will be represented. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the event.

Following the Crafter's Faire, wander with us across the valley for the Grand Opening of the Celestial Spirits pub, a rooftop alehouse hosted by Darius, Mayor of Heaven's Forge. The pub sits atop the Ring of Steel guild tower, and there will be free drinks and food all afternoon.

Hope to see you there!

Posted by Nobody at 10:01 PM

May 4, 2001

Reminder: May Day Festival in Golden this Saturday

Come celebrate the changing of the seasons
May 5th, 2001

Please visit http://townofgolden.net for full details and directions.

Posted by Nobody at 10:15 AM

April 26, 2001

The Grand Opening of the Frenzied Mongbat Casino

The following from Xavier and Sampson was posted to UO Stratics:

The Grand Opening of the Frenzied Mongbat Casino

Please join us for our Grand Opening on Tuesday, May 1st at 7:00 CST. There will be many games and prizes for those that attend. Door prizes will be handed out, and we will also have a raffle. The raffle tickets will be 2k each, and prizes will include a Glacial Staff and a Snowglobe among many other items and a grand prize gold amount at 9:00 CST.

Along with all this, our dealers will be maintaining three other gambling games throughout the opening, from 7:00 to 9:00 CST. If you need a rune to the Casino you can ICQ Sampson @ 112455386 orPlease join us for our Grand Opening on Tuesday, May 1st at 7:00 CST. There will be many games and prizes for those that attend. Door prizes will be handed out, and we will also have a raffle. The raffle tickets will be 2k each, and prizes will include a Glacial Staff and a Snowglobe among many other items and a grand prize gold amount at 9:00 CST. Along with all this, our dealers will be maintaining three other gambling games throughout the opening, from 7:00 to 9:00 CST. If you need a rune to the Casino you can ICQ Sampson @ 112455386 or Xavier Arcanus @ 85756751.

So come join us and play Xavier's Magic 24, 'Round the World, Lucky 7's...bring checks if you need to we will have money on hand to cash and make change and will also have vendors on site acting as Cashiers with checks on them so you don't have to go back to the bank.

Posted by Nobody at 6:25 PM

April 24, 2001

Terdeus Hall Grand Reopening

The following announcement was recently posted to the Ultima Online Stratics Web site:

Terdeus Hall Grand Reopening

This Friday, 4/20/2001, Sauron held a Grand Reopening of Terdeus Hall. A sizable crowd turned out to enjoy the festivities which included a scavenger hunt, relay race, riddle contest, best dressed contest, drinking relay, and random trivia.

By the end of the night most of the guests had won a prize! Sauron announced that Terdeus Hall will now have gambling events regularly. So you should drop by and try your luck.

Sauron also said "I would like to also extend a thank you to all the people who donated items to be given away at the event." Indeed it was a fun night for all!

Terdeus Hall now offers gambling be sure to visit and play "Strike it Rich". The jackpot starts off at 110K, and slowly builds up. The objective is to guess 3 rolls of the dice in order. So you guess three numbers, each 2-12, and if they come up in the order you said them, you win the jackpot. The jackpot grows with each bet, and it only costs 100 gp per try! Terdeus Hall and the Mystic Mead Tavern worked together to create this exciting new game.

Posted by Nobody at 11:16 PM

A New Tavern To Oen

On April 24th 2001, at 6 pm CST "The Liches Tavern" opens. Gates will be provided from the Skara Brae moongate in Fellucia. Free recall scrolls are given to all that attend. Prizes will be given out too, and free leather armor dying to anyone that brings their own leather armor. Vendors at the tavern sell GM armor and weapons, deadly poisoned weapons and potions of every kind. Free ostards of different colors will be given out, and so will runes to a secret location. Go to the Skara Brae Fellucia bank at a time to be announced at the tavern's opening, and recieve a weapon of vanquishing of your choice, OR for a mage, you can recieve 2k of each regeant.

Please email mkeating@gtw.net for questions or information. We are hiring staff, for 10k an hour, to serve drinks, perform entertainment and protect the establishment from murderers. Miners are encouraged to come to the opening event regardless of interest, because their is a perfect mine for any type of ore you can imagine, right outside the 2 story tavern.

Good luck in your travels
Hope to see you there.

Posted by Ursula at 1:56 AM

April 21, 2001

UMF Spring Leather Giveaway

The following announcement from Cloud of Baja was posted to UO Stratics:

UMF Spring Leather Giveaway

Event: UMF Spring Leather Giveaway
Where: Sharkees & The New Trinsic Shop
When: Sunday, April 22, 2001 1:00pm 3:00pm CST

Details: Bring in the new Spring fashion season with a colorful set of GM crafted Leather or Studded armor, the United Merchants Federation (UMF) is giving away FREE sets of GM exceptionally crafted COLORED studded and leather armor. Each of our shops will be offering a different color so make sure you visit them all. All we ask is that you bring along the materials needed to make the armor i.e. 150 hides for studded and 100 hides for regular leather 75 hides for female. We will provide the GM Tailors and leather dye tub to make the armor for you. Limit: 2 sets per customer please. Gates will be provided to and from the shops from Britains West Bank.

In addition to giving away the Spring color leather armor, we will be selling special rune books with each of our vender shops in them as well as a SPECIAL rune. At 3:00cst you need to recall to the location of the special rune. If you pop up in the spot where our President Sharky McGee is, you will win a Ratman statue! Only 100 of these books will be made and they will sell for 1000gp each.

Our shops are well maintained and frequently updated to provide the best in customer satisfaction. Look for many new and exciting player run events in the future including Treasure Map Competitions, Competitive Dungeon Crawls, and other craftable giveaways. We hope everyone comes by and visits us to pick up their free armor.

Cloud of Baja
Community Relations Director
United Merchants Federation

Posted by Nobody at 10:08 PM

April 20, 2001

Announcing the First Meeting of the Councel of Merchants

The following announcement from Lord Durnik was posted to UO Stratics:

Announcing the First Meeting of the Councel of Merchants

Greetings,

I am proud to host the first meeting of the Councel of Merchants of Baja on Saturday, April 28th starting at 2 PM Central Time. My ICQ is 17484064. We will be meeting in my Keep in Trammel and gates to the Keep will be available apon request from inside the Nujelmn Bank, the Jhelom Bank and the East Bank in Britain. Gates will not be offered once the Councel starts to meet so please make arrangements to come 20 minutes before hand. Every merchant on baja is invited and urged to attend. Everyone has ideas and I would love to hear them in detail.

The Councel of Merchants will meet to discuss the following topics.
  • What is an acceptable price range for some goods and services.
  • Price for Raw Materials
  • Price for GM Armor and Weapons
  • Price for Assassin Goods
  • Price for Leather Goods
  • Price For GM Potions
  • Establishing business partnerships on Baja.
  • Different ideas on how to run a Mall.
  • Price to charge Merchants
  • When to Kick a Merchant out of your Mall
  • How to handle Empty Vendors
  • Vendor Philosophy
  • How can the Mall give back to the Community
I would like to hear from a diverse group of individuals on these topics. Once we have heard your viewpoints, I will start to model the malls to reflect the ideas that you so generously donated. All ideas and view points will be gladly accepted. Lets leave the egos out of this meeting and do something great for Baja.

Lord Durnik, The Humble Smith

Posted by Nobody at 5:51 PM

April 18, 2001

The Grand Reopening of Terdeus Hall This Friday!

We were sent the following announcement:

Grand Reopening of Terdeus Hall This Friday!

Terdeus Hall - 48o 52'S 33o 40'E - TRAMMEL
Friday April 20th, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM PST

The Grand Reopening of Terdeus Hall: All are welcome to attend the festivities and to partake in the games. At the Grand Reopening, Sauron shall explain his story, and as to why the Grand Reopening is taking place. There will also be a posting of regular hours of business for Terdeus Hall, and recruiting for employees.

We look forward to seeing you there!

(Gates will be provided from the West Britain Bank prior to the event, and runes will be dropped throughout various cities. If you have any questions or comments, contact Sauron at: sauron@frws.com)

Posted by Nobody at 5:58 PM

April 1, 2001

New Tavern Now Open (Trammel)

The following announcement was found posted to several boards:

Hail Sosarians,

I wish to introduce Baja's newest Tavern, the "Sea Breeze Tavern", located at 92,38' N - 39,56' W just north-east of the lovely wooded city of Yew along the coast. The Tavern is nestled against a lovely shore line and wooded area. Inside we have FaiFax our Bartender to serve you and look after your entertainment needs. Also, for your shopping pleasure we have Maria and Carlotta selling the finest in Armor/weapons/Bows/wood worked items all signed by the craftsmen and garanteed exceptional quality. Please stop by to say hello and have a drink, or sit in our lovely lounge area or balcony and play a game of chess or backgammon. Hope to see you all in the near future. *smiles*

-Shannon (Proprietor)- Trammel

Posted by Thellaren at 7:45 PM

New Spotlight Added for The Society of Gypsies at UOSS

The following item was posted to UOSS:

New Spotlight Added for The Society of Gypsies

Just added! A new spotlight on, The Society of Gypsies If you love role playing, mischief, adventure and romance ye will find all this and more in this delightful guild.

Posted by Nobody at 12:47 AM

March 31, 2001

Dark Tower to Rally at Heaven's Forge Thursday at 8 PM Pacific.

Death; the destroyer of humanity and herald of time, known to those who live as the merciless reaper, the great destructor, and the unending pain and pestilence that writhes upon the face of civilization. Death is the same repulsive blemish that feeds upon the sweet embrace of natures arms and the mocking fate that no mortal dares to travel. Death, however, as reveled and feared as it is, holds the paradox of life. There is life even in death, and there is light even in darkness

The Dark Tower, the ominous cloud of impending death, the thick, noxious cloud of plague that looms over the war-torn tidings of Sosaria. A place of enlightenment and knowledge. A place where the darker depths of thought and perception dare reach the comprehension of the illuminating deceit cowering within the heretical heathenry that has embedded itself within the lustful blood of the murderous and virtuous alike. A fire of apocalyptic rage, striving for the total eradication of all that oppose its blackened hand of corruption. A Tower founded in the name of both the creator and the destroyer; The Guardian.

Enter these halls, and forfeit your soul to the truth that lies entombed within the darkness of light. There is no light without darkness. There is no life without death. No entity can better perceive the light than when standing in the dark, for light is most visible in dark places. Enter now, murderous and virtuous alike and strive to learn the tidings of truth. Regain your heritage as Sosarians and smite the slithering serpents of seduction that have embraced the child-like innocence of this realm. Join the Dark Tower, and disperse this parading stench of pompous propriety. Drink the boiling blood of benevolence, and thrive upon the sacrifice of lost souls

Spread the word of this gift, and your every dream shall be born upon reality. This I swear upon my flesh, and beseech upon your soul

Join us at Heavens Forge this Wednesday, April 4th, at 8 PM pacific

Or send thine wishes to shaneblix@mindspring.com.

Na-Krul of the Dark Tower

Posted by Brenstar at 3:02 PM

March 24, 2001

Golden Town Guard Formed

Washburn has been posting this message in various places, such as on the Heaven's Forge message board, here:

Hear ye, hear ye...

Hail all citizens of Heaven's Forge!


Some of ye may know me and others may not. For those who don't, allow me to introduce myself. I am Washburn, born of Trinsic, Knight of Justice, retired soldier of Lord British's army, and citizen of the Town of Golden.

For over a year now, it has been that those who wished to dwell in Trammel have lived in peace and tranquility. Yet recently, it has come to the attention of the Town of Golden that several of our neighbors and allies have become plagued with a nemesis that could only have followed us from Minax's wasted land of Felucca: The orcs and the drow.

Let it now be known that the Golden township has recognized this threat and we have organized a town guard as an effort to stave off this... our... new enemy. Also, let it be known that the Golden Town Guard will not be limiting its services to Golden alone. Our allies in Trammel and our friends in Felucca may call upon us in times of need. Together shall we all forge a unity of light that no wave of darkness shall ever extinguish.

To contact the guard, you may send a pigeon to Ursula or to myself at pigeon hole #1921072 or leave a message for either of us at the Golden Brew Message Board.

Thank you one and all. May the light of our virtue brighten our future.
--
Washburn, Captain of the Golden Town Guard.

Golden Brew Message Board

Posted by Nobody at 5:18 PM

The Fishing Council of Britannia Moves To A New Site

The following announcement from Sarah was posted by UOSS:

The Fishing Council of Britannia Moves To A New Site

We've Moved!

The FCB has finially gone out and bought our own domain, so this will be the last move ever!

We want to be assured that fisher's will always have the same execllent service we have always provided, so we felt this was a step we needed to take.

We are now located at www.thefcb.com and you can get the new Message Board Here.

We hope to see you shortly at our new home! :)
Sarah, FCB Admin

Posted by Nobody at 8:53 AM

March 23, 2001

Tomes of Power - On Display at the Mage Tower (Trammel)

The following notice was also seen posted at the Trammel Mage Tower:

Nekkar of the Tower, has located a most precious item, The tomes of Power!

The other mages will be so excited when they can once again view the contents of this most valuable item", said Nekkar while placing the book down onto a display table within the walls of the Mage Tower.

Written by Lord Zog, the book explains in detail the Tomes of Thaumaturgy, the purest form of etheral power. These methods have been outlawed by the Great Council due to the shear power. The Mage Tower felt it a necessary source of information, to aid in ones learning of the art of Magery.

So if you are in the area of the Mage Tower, please stop by and take a look at this item.

Nimble, Bard of the Mists
The Baja Mage Tower

Posted by Thellaren at 1:50 AM

March 22, 2001

A Plea to the Seers and Implementors

This recent message was seen posted by King Desmond of Dawn:

A recent magical event, known by some as a "patch", caused our loyal and friendly Town Cryer to vanish. It has been several weeks since her disappearance, and we fear for her safety and well being. We pray to the Seers and Implementors of the shard for her safe return to our kingdom, for she has long served as a source of news from far-off Britain and is sorely missed! Rumour has it that the Town Cryer assigned in nearby Avalon has also disappeared, and we hope that whatever has caused this will soon be resolved and that our Town Cryers will soon be returned to their homes.

Desmond Cross

Posted by Thellaren at 12:09 AM

March 17, 2001

OPUS joins Ravenshire

The following announcement from Lord Dracon was posted to UOSS:

OPUS joins Ravenshire

The crafts guild OPUS has changed to RavenShire Artisians Union it reflects Maston Sempers new town and there is a link to the City's webpage on the our webpage. If anyone has any questions or concerns please feel free to send those my way. I will be happy to answer. The website is at http://www.geocities.com/dracon79

Lord Dracon GuildMaster

Posted by Nobody at 3:29 PM

Renovations planned for the Sky Malls

The following announcement from Lord Durnik was posted to UOSS:

Renovations planned for the Sky Malls

Greetings,

I am Lord Durnik , ICQ # 17484064, and I have some terrific news concerning the 4 Castle in the Sky Malls on Baja. In the next few weeks, after the Carpet and the floor tiles have been published on Baja, I will be redesigning all 4 Sky Malls. As a result, every merchant will be unfriended and his or her vendor will be removed from the Sky Malls. We will be renovating each Sky Mall One at a time. After Renovation is complete, we will be moving the vendors back in the mall. I personally apologize for any inconveniece this will cause.

Renovations include the laying of carpet and floor tiles to make the place look sharp. Public Forges, Anvils, Leather Dye Tubs, Furniture Dye Tubs, Black Dye Tubs will be added to all 4 malls. Additionally, we will be placing a Vast Rune Library in each Mall. Runes to Popular Valorite Locations, Rare Locations and Cities, Shrines, Towns and a Complete Set Of Dungeon Runes.

Additionally, I will take personal care to ensure the fluff vendors are removed fom each Sky Mall. I will be posting a new complete Rule Book for each merchant in the Sky Malls. Its time to remove the bad vendors and get good quality merchandise. To help me in this endeavor, I will be gathering a group of 12 players who will be promoted to Mall Manager. These individuals will be incharge of day to day monitoring of the malls. Each mall will have 3 Mall Managers and Sir Hartman II will be promoted to General Superviser of all 4 Malls. Expect to see a vast change to each of the Sky Malls in the near future.

Furthermore, During the Renovation process, I will be hiring decoraters to help in the renovation process. If you are interested in being an interior Decorater for the Sky Mall, please feel free to ICQ me.

Thank You for your time,
Lord Durnik

Posted by Nobody at 3:28 PM

March 14, 2001

Grand Opening of the Town of Ravenshire

The following announcement from Mayor Maston Semper was posted to UOSS:

Grand Opening of the Town of Ravenshire

Hail and well met, We are proud to announce the official celebration and introduction of the Town of Ravenshire and the First Annual Ravenshire Faire. The Town of Ravenshire is located on the Trammel Facet to the north of Vesper and across the river from the Shrine of Sacrifice Please feel free to stop by on the first of April at 3 P.M. Pacific Time and take a tour of our homes and establishments. Our citizens will be on hand with wares, refreshments and will be hosting a number of events for your enjoyment, including horse and relay races, animal fights, and even a scavenger hunt. Thank you to all in advance, and enjoy.

Maston Semper, Mayor of Ravenshire (RvN)
Map of Ravenshire
Town of Ravenshire

Posted by Nobody at 10:11 PM

Saint Patricks Day Free Green Armor Giveaway!

The following announcement from Cloud was posted at UOSS:

Saint Patricks Day Free Green Armor Giveaway!

What: UMF St. Patrick's Day Green Leather Giveaway
Where: Goldie's Emporium of Britain just north of Britain
13 42 N 24 36 E Trinsic Shop just north of Trinsic
Moongate 113 38 S 34 18 E
When: March 17, 2001 12:00pm 3:00pm CST

In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, the United Merchants Federation (UMF) is giving away FREE sets of GM exceptionally crafted GREEN studded and leather armor at our shops in Britain and Trinsic. All we ask is that you bring along the materials needed to make the armor i.e. 150 hides for studded and 100 hides for regular leather. We will provide the GM Tailors and leather dye tub to make the armor for you. Limit: 2 sets per customer please. Gates will be provided to and from the shops from Britain's West Bank.

In addition to giving away the green leather armor, we will be holding a raffle for two sets of full plate Verite armor. All you need to do to qualify is to give us a book (available at any scribe or provisioners shop) with your name and ICQ # on it. We will be notifying the winners immediately after the event is over.

Even though we will only be crafting green armor free for this event, our vendors will have a variety of other colored leather and armor available. Our shops are well maintained and frequently updated to provide the best in customer satisfaction. Look for many new and exciting player run events in the future including Treasure Map Competitions, Competitive Dungeon Crawls, and other craftable giveaways.

We hope everyone comes by and visits us to pick up their free armor.

Cloud of Baja
Community Relations Chairman
United Merchants Federation

Posted by Nobody at 10:09 PM

Grand Opening of the Town of Ravenshire

The following was posted to the UO Stratics Baja Forum today:

We are proud to announce the official celebration and introduction of the Town of Ravenshire and the First Annual Ravenshire Faire.

The Town of Ravenshire is located on the Trammel Facet to the north of Vesper and across the river from the Shrine of Sacrifice here

Please feel free to stop by on the first of April at 3 P.M. Pacific Time and take a tour of our homes and establishments. Our citizens will be on hand with wares, refreshments and will be hosting a number of events for your enjoyment, including horse and relay races, animal fights, and even a scavenger hunt. Thank you to all in advance, and enjoy.

Maston Semper-Mayor of Ravenshire (RvN)

Posted by Thellaren at 10:02 PM

March 2, 2001

Nobles of Britannia Open Inn and Forge Alliances

The following announcement from Sir Midian was posted at Stratics:

Nobles of Britannia Open Inn and Forge Alliances

Hail and Well Met!

We of the Brotherhood of Valor are proud to announce that two strong and virtuous guilds have merged under one stone. The Paladins of Justice and Brotherhood of Valor now form one of the strongest veteran member guilds in all of the lands. Our new name is the Nobles of Britannia. By bringing our members together we can help one another accomplish our goals. One of our main goals is to form alliances with other strong virtuous guilds. If you feel your guild would be interested in entering an alliance please send a carrier pigeon to the address listed below. Also if you find yourself in trouble or needing assistance and see someone with the initials N^B please do not hesitate to ask we will be more than happy to help.

I would like to add that we have opened an Inn North of Trinsic along the coast. It's called the Noble Inn, and all are welcome to fill up on food and wine brought down straight from Yew. We also have pet food available for the weary traveler. The coordinates to the Inn are located on the site Nobles of Brittania, so please stop by when you get a chance. We look forward to seeing you.

Fare thee well

Sir Midian,
Grand Noble and Tiberian Knight

Posted by Nobody at 7:57 PM

St. Patricks Day

This bit of news was posted to the Heaven's Forge Page:

Hear ye, hear ye!

The town of Heaven's Forge will be sponsoring a St. Patrick's Day event on the 17th of March, beginning at 6pm pst.

The festivities will include a Best Dressed Irish outfit contest, a catch the leprechaun contest and a pub crawl to all of the player run pubs.

Festivities will begin at Darkmor tavern (see map on HF website http://heavensforge.tripod.com)

Any player towns with a pub, please contact me, Darius (ICQ 988442), to make sure that we'll visit your establishment.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Cheers!

Darius, Mayor of Heaven's Forge

Posted by Thellaren at 1:44 AM

March 1, 2001

The Guard: Millennium Knighthood now Recruiting

Hear Ye' Hear Ye'

Greetings all, young and old. For I am King James Jr. of The Guard: Millenium Knighthood. I am here to announce that The Guard is now recruiting new members.

The Guard: Millenium Knighthood, is a Semi-Roleplaying Guild, with young blood in our veins. We are located off the coast of Trinsic and expand through Britannia. We are recruiting old to young, Man to child. We offer training courses and days of long battles. If you are interested Please don't hesitate.

For more information
ICQ me at 5966643

Farewell
King James II.

Posted by Brenstar at 4:53 PM

February 26, 2001

Avalon Naval Operations Merchandise Now Available

Avalon Naval Operations Merchandise Now Available

The Avalon Naval Operations defends the shores of Avalon: City of Destiny, a player community on the Felucca facet of Ultima Online's Baja Shard. The ANO combines an official fleet, merchant vessels, and conscripted private shipseach of them full of Avalonians proud to serve & protect their home.

The City of Destiny is now proud to announce that you can share in the honor of supporting Avalon's fleet by owning your own ANO t-shirt, sweatshirt, baby-doll T, or 11oz. mug, now available at www.cafepress.com/avalonano/.

This new design joins the original "Avalon: City of Destiny" products, still available at http://www.cafepress.com/avaloncod/.

Read more about Avalon at www.avaloncity.org, or e-mail questions & comments to ministers@avaloncity.org.

Posted by Brenstar at 3:45 PM

February 25, 2001

Dawn Museum Reviewed by Markee Dragon

The Kingdom of Dawn's Museum of Dreams (located on Felucca) was recently reviewed by Shahrressa of Atlantic at www.markeedragon.com. The original article is here, and it's formatted so you can leave comments with the article. She also have some screenshots of her visit, located here, as mentioned in her article. The entire article is reproduced below.

Visit the Dawn Museum of Dreams (Baja)

Heyla, everyone!

Shahrressa here, reporting for MarkeeDragon.com. Shogun and I had the pleasure this week of visiting the Kingdom of Dawn on the Baja Shard. Vengence, Curator of the Dawn Museum of Dreams, was kind enough to show us around the newly remodeled Tower.

The Kingdom of Dawn itself is enormous, spanning the entire coast east of the dungeon Wrong on the Felucca facet. We were hopelessly lost until a kind soul named Silverwolf, Marshal of the 8th Armored Calvary cast us a gate and turned us in the right direction (Thanks again, Silverwolf!). Upon our arrival at the Kingdom of Dawn and the Dawn Museum of Dreams, Vengence immediately welcomed us with open arms. All around us were players enjoying each others company, and participating in the joyful festivities.

Our host, Vengence, was a kind and patient man, and very excited indeed about his work. We found him to be quite knowledgeable indeed and a wealth of information on the rare and unique items on display, which he knew by heart. Vengence has a dream that is shared by others scattered throughout Britannia. However, the dream is beginning to be realized in the Kingdom of Dawn on the Baja shard. In interviewing Vengence for a time, while listening to the tranquil sounds of the fountain monument, he expressed to us his desire, to provide a place for players throughout the Ultima Online community to come, see, share in, and learn about not only rares themselves but their history. Vengence is, and has been making an active contribution to the community in the selfless hope, that youll be able to come, and enjoy.

Located near the Dungeon Wrong on the Baja shard, Dawn's newest museum needed over a year to amass and arrange the hundreds of items on display. Many of the items were generously donated by citizens of Britannia, who wished to see them preserved and displayed with care. The tower itself is very graphically intensive, with over 2,000 lockdowns, so be patient when you visit!

Upon entering, you are greeted by a friendly but quiet GM, who guards a treasure room that contains a magnitude of wealth the likes of which we have never seen! A guidebook to the Museum tells us that it is the Wealth of the Implementers, but little is known about this ancient race of people.

Traveling up the stone stairs, you witness the most amazing sight - the Ethereal Room. See what it feels like to travel within the ether itself. You have to experience it to believe it! This room is a mages' study, and contains books and other magical items not seen in Britannia for many a year and more.

The third floor of the Museum contains a kitchen that would delight even the most experienced of chefs. Containing foods from around the world, with the items used to cook them, the Kitchen is a tempting, tasty treat.

A friendly, silent fellow named Grim guards the roof area, which is divided into several sections. An armory/workshop area displays tools used past and present, along with several different types of metals, some of which are no longer found in Britannia. An Aquarium displays several different species of fish, and a slaughterhouse stands ominous beneath its black cloth canopy.

The center of the roof spotlights a beautiful fountain, with foaming water streaming down a rock guardian. We were lulled by its tranquil, peaceful music.

To view some screenshots of this wonderous tower, click HERE

Thank you again to Vengence for a lovely tour. We hope to visit Dawn again and see more of this extensive Kingdom!
Shahrressa
Roving Reporter

A note from Shogun, Shattered Crystal Community Coordinator

The Shattered Crystal Gaming Network would like to congratulate Vengence, The Kingdom of Dawn, and the citizens of Baja, on the opening of an exciting landmark. The SC Gaming Network has a long, proud history of supporting online gaming communities and most exclusively, the players of Ultima Online. Weve made a contribution to the Dawn Museum of Dreams, and hereby are supporters of their project.

We encourage everyone in the community whos helping to enrich the game with their own contributions, to continue to make Ultima Online a rich and exciting experience. We also encourage you to make a visit to Dawn, or other communities like it, to see what you can do to get involved, or simply treat yourself to the creations of what makes UO so special; the players.

Posted by Nobody at 3:25 PM

February 22, 2001

Forming a new Council...

I have searched countless tomes of knowledge seeking an understanding of my lineage and my place among the Elves. Hoping to find the balance in which we exist. Unfortunately I have found very little that tells of our culture or of the needless slaughter of our kind not only by the humans who moved into our forests but also by our own kind.

I find it quite necessary to call upon my Brethren to form a new society and standard in which our race can function and coexist within this realm. I found little insight as to the wisdom in which society has been created amongst not only the humans but I think all races that exist upon this land. It seems to be a philosophy of kill or be killed; Blackthorn's idea of an anarchical society seems to exist despite itself. While British's idea of a virtue based society has taken hold in many grass roots movements across the land.

The flaw that I see in both of their ideologies is that in general they focus on Human interaction and promotion, while ignoring the true fact that there are other races just as intelligent. It appears to me that the race of man has become the self-proclaimed rulers of all that surround them. Enforcing rules and policy to cultures and societies that they do not understand. I know this because I lived as a human for many years. Until recently I never thought much about the other races that existed around me. I assumed that if I didn't bother them then they would not bother me. Now I realize what I was missing. I never extended myself to get to know anything about them.

I implore all of my fellow Elvish brothers and sisters to join me in reuniting our kind, and fining a way to coexist with humans as well as our own kind. I do not wish to war with anyone. I merely seek to rejoin our once great nation and find a way that we can be looked at as equals with humans. It is time for us to stand as one again as we did hundreds of years ago. Let us reclaim our history and our culture. Let us form a council to govern our kind and bring peace once again to our race.

Sleath
Former Baron of Darkmor
Fallen Prince, Son of Joran
Follower of the True Path

[anyone wishing to join the council or participate as an elf or otherwise contact me at 103164740. I would like this to be more of a political rp event, however depending on participation and ideas that I get it may turn into more. Let me know your ideas. Thanks.]

Posted by Thellaren at 11:22 PM

February 17, 2001

New T-map Library (Trammel)

The following announcement was made on the UOSS Baja Forum by Zodiac:

I have just completed a T-map rune library (All T-map locations from the Stratics maps) on Baja at my villa 66o5'N 24o19'W in Trammel. This is just south of the Yew crypts. Ocollo is not included as it is not accessable in Trammel. Feel free to come and visit it. The runes are labeled by pin location coordinates.

Zodiac Grandmaster Mage\Scribe, Baja

Posted by Thellaren at 6:59 PM

February 12, 2001

More Mage Tower Dungeon Tales!

Nekkar has placed two of the recent Mage Tower Crawl tales up for viewing on the new Mage Tower site. You can now view those from Feb. 3rd and Feb. 10th by proceeding to their front page here.

Posted by Thellaren at 11:47 PM

February 11, 2001

UBB Celebrates Third Anniversary

I read the following announcement from Ysane, Guildmaster of the United Blacksmiths of Britannia, at UOSS:

UBB Celebrates Third Anniversary

Greetings fellow Britannians!

I am writing this to inform everyone that the United Blacksmiths of Britannia will be having its third anniversary this coming Friday, February 16th. That's right, a merchant's guild that has lasted for three years!

In the time honored tradition set forth by our founder Excalibur Bane, we will be holding a ceremony for any and all to attend the night of the 16th on the Atlantic Shard, Felucca Facet starting at 7pm EST. It will be held at our guildhall which is located inside the Britain guard zone at the Britain Blacksmith's Guildhall. Located just a short ways southwest of the West Bank.

Food, drink and as much armor and weapons (among other things) will be provided. Most free, some...of course for sale!

It will be a great night for the smithing community, as smiths from all the shards will converge on Atlantic for a night of celebration in the largest smithing center in the land.

A list of events to come will be posted as they are finalized. Currently proposed events consist of Elemental Digging, Mining Rallies, Smithing Contests, Smithing Trivia and Obscure Info, Demonstrations on different styles of Armor Combinations.

Local Chapters will be holding their own celebrations before/after attending the main one on Atlantic. Please attend both if you are able.

More information to come as the suggested events finalize. I will keep everyone posted and up to date!

Ysane
Guildmaster
United Blacksmiths of Britannia
Grandmaster Smith - Siege Perilous Chapter
ysane@ubb.org
www.ubb.org

Posted by Nobody at 11:00 AM

February 6, 2001

THB Baja Clinic and Party

The following was posted to the UO Stratics Baja Forum:

This past Sunday the THB had it's big conference on Baja and it was a great time. Trinity of the RoV did an ABSOLUTELY great catering job, as you can see from the following screenshots. People from the other shards that came over are still ICQing me telling me how extraordinary it was. Baja definately shined with class Sunday.

We were well over an hour and a half late, and tables and chairs were starting to decay! Still, Trinity kept it all in order. Funny, but after all that work the hungry crowd trashed the place in 2 seconds.

Let me publically thank Trinity again for the tremendous job. Go hang at out at the RoV tavern! Also, thanks to RazerWings for making the furniture (especially on short notice after it started to decay!)

RedshiftDragon [aka Cypress of THB]

Posted by Thellaren at 11:53 PM

Expansions in the Kingdom of Dawn! (Felucca)

The Kingdom of Dawn Town Cryer was recently heard relaying the following message from Vengence:

Citizens and Friends of Dawn, I call for your aid!

As the days roll by, Dawn's anniversary is fast approaching, and new expansions begin to take shape... the new Dawn Library (the largest player-run library on Baja) has been relocated, and will soon be open once more... the Dawn Center for the Arts (including a newer, larger version of the Royal Stage) is in the planning stages... and most importantly, the amazing Dawn Museum of Dreams, a project that has long been in the works for our fair city, will soon become a reality.

But we cannot do it without your help!

The Dawn Museum of Dreams, destined to become a huge display of wonderous and rare items found throughout Sosaria, is looking for donations and aid of all types, in order to meet its goal of holding its Grand Opening during Dawn's Anniversary. All people donating to the Museum in any form will be celebrated and thanked in a special Book of Dreamers, noting everyone who made the Museum a reality, to be seen for all time!

Rare items in all forms, of course, are some of our most welcome and needed donations. Displays will note the person donating each item, so that all may know of their generous spirit. Gold donations (or donations of rare items we already have, that will be used for barter) are also extremely welcome, so that we might purchase more items for display from some of Baja's most noted merchants.

But perhaps you are a simple craftsman, merchant, warrior, or miner? Your trade is needed, as well! Special "fundraiser" vendors will be established in the Dawn Vendor Mall, selling wares and items of all kinds at discounted rates, with all proceeds going to the Dawn Museum of Dreams! But we cannot stock our fundraising vendors without your donations!

Anyone wishing to aid in this very special project should contact Vengence either via ICQ at #52681516, or via e-mail at vengenceofdawn@hotmail.com to arrange a pickup of your items.

Thank you for your help!

Vengence, Curator

Posted by Thellaren at 11:17 PM

The Dark Tower of Baja's New Board

The Dark Tower of Baja now has a new Site PowerUp board. Please feel free to visit. The board's purpose is a place to announce Dark Tower information, and interact with the members and other interested parties.

It can be found at the following address:
http://www.sitepowerup.com/mb/view.asp?BoardID=127922

Posted by Thellaren at 6:54 PM

January 31, 2001

Brotherhood of Valor Recruiting

We were sent the following announcement from Midian of the Brotherhood of Valor:

Brotherhood of Valor Recruiting

Hail!

I am Midian, Guild Master of Brotherhood of Valor and Tiberian Knight. We are actively recruiting new members to our guild. We are a guild based on friendship and honor. We believe that there is much evil amongst us in Britannia and we will do what is within our means to rid the world of this evil. Our goal is to develop friendships that will last lifetimes based on trust and honesty. We will strive to align all virtuous and good guilds so we can band together to attain each other's goals. We act as the light that shines on these ever so dark times. Our strength is our strict following of the Virtues put before us by the King, and those written by the famous philosopher Tiberius. By following the virtues it brings us guidance to our lawless land. It is also our duty to aid all people who are young and new to this land in any way that we can. I will not lie to you for this is not the life for all we live by a strict code that demands teamwork, dedication and loyalty. But if you feel like this is path you wish to take, the path of a valiant knight, or maybe a fearless mage please visit our website, or send a pigeon to the address listed below. I wish thee safe travels.

Fare thee well,

Midian
ICQ - 106564674
Email: "brotherhood_of_valor@yahoo.com"
Website: "http://www.geocities.com/brotherhood_of_valor/"

Posted by Nobody at 8:27 PM

January 27, 2001

Treasure Hunting Clinic on Feb. 4th

Magellen sent the following announcement to UOSS regarding an upcoming Treasure Hunting Clinic sponsored by the Treasure Hunters of Britannia:

Treasure Hunting Clinic on Feb. 4th

Are you interested in making a treasure hunter, or are you already an established 'hunter looking for a few tips from the pros? On Sunday, February 4th, the Treasure Hunters of Britannia will be holding a treasure hunting clinic. It will be held on Baja, in the Lycaeum at Moonglow (in Trammel), at 1:00pm Central time. Treasure hunters from all shards are invited. Simply create a character on Baja in Moonglow and follow the directions in the picture to reach the Lycaeum. The speakers and topics will be:
  • How to raise cartography - Xavier(Win), who attained Grandmastery in the skill in the post-UO:R world
  • How to raise lockpicking - Cypress, the THB Shardmaster of Baja, who has achieved Grandmaster in this skill post-UO:R as well
  • How to raise detect hidden and remove trap - Reklos, of the THB-Great Lakes, who is our resident expert on both
  • How to reach and open the lucrative Khaldun puzzle chests - Ahab Alamin, also of the THB-Great Lakes
  • Hiring out as a treasure hunter, and building a client base -Blackheath, the co-founder of the THB and Shardmaster of Great Lakes
After each speech, you will have the opportunity to ask questions of the speaker.

Finally, all in attendance will be able to participate in an open forum...the topic: what could be done to improve treasure hunting? I will compile everything we come up with and send it to OSI.

After the treasure hunting clinic, everyone is invited to a party at the Yew Winery, gates to be provided from the Lycaeum.

I hope to see you all there!

Magellan
Guildmaster, Treasure Hunters of Britannia
http://uo.stratics.com/thb


Posted by Nobody at 11:20 PM

January 18, 2001

Public Dyes Available at Mage Tower (Felucca)



A Leather dye tub, special dye tub, and furniture dye tub have been added to the Rune Library and supplies on the dock next to the Mage Tower in Felucca for anyone to use. Click on the maps section for directions to the Tower. You may need to bring your own dyes to change them though.

Rich, Grandmaster Corpse, MT

Posted by Thellaren at 12:42 AM

January 15, 2001

Mage Tower Library - Now located in Trammel

Posted: Jan 14, 2001
Event: A Great event transpired tonight, our own Nekkar journeyed to the Felucca Mage Tower. His goal was to retrieve a copy of each of the books found therein. These books were given to one of the many librarians to inscribe onto new parchment. After this tedious job was complete, Nekkar traveled back to the Mage Tower Trammel. We are proud to say that each book now rests within the walls of our new tower. Feel free to come and visit the tower and read each of these original works.


A painting of the library within the Mage Tower.

Nimble - Bard of the Mists, MT

Posted by Brenstar at 11:59 AM

January 9, 2001

Mage Tower News (Trammel)

The following newsbits were recently posted to the Baja Mage Tower newspage:

The Golden Brew Players put on a great production of 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'. Here is a painting of the event.


The Mage Tower Stone Moves to it's New home Please visit the new home of the stone, The Trammel Mage Tower. A Grand gathering of the Mages of the Tower will take place on Friday January 12th at 9:00pm PST.


Our Guildmaster Nekkar has been seen lately with a shady looking person. I tried to talk with him tonight and he only looked at me and snickered. I'm afraid for the Tower. This is a dark time. One of our most trusted Friends! He is showing signs of stress and as if he has not had any rest in days. The worst part was when I called his name he just looked at me with a blank stare as if under some sort of control. His eyes, if you could have seen them..... It was unbearable. I did manage to get this quick painting done. I had to strain myself just to hear a few words from their conversation. But unfortunately I did not make out what they were saying. The Dark one was telling him something, he was whispering things to Nekkar.

Posted by Thellaren at 2:33 PM

BOW Baja Appointed Shardmaster (Trammel)

Howdy everyone,

I have just recently been declared shardmaster for baja. Right now we are moving the guild stone to a new location in a player run town called Heavens Forge (this is the website for that town it has a map and the house is on the water front in the bottom left side of the map). If anyone has any suggestions comments please contact me. Also I will be contacting everyone soon to see what there current status is.

Thanks

Sparky

Posted by Thellaren at 2:07 PM

January 8, 2001

Memorial for the Dead Dove Tavern

The Dead Dove Tavern was a long-time home to role-playing and events, as well as one of the few "Blessed" (enhanced by Ultima Online's Game Masters) player-buildings on Baja, but on December 26th, 2000 the "DDT" collapsed.

Seer Eliar appeared tonight near the Avalon Town Hall, east of the collapsed Dead Dove Tavern. Claude and Draco were nearby, and followed the Seer to the ruins. The area had been cleared up and a memorial statue stood in the tavern's place. Others soon arrived for the tribute, including Joseph, the owner of the fallen tavern and leader of the Rogue Brethren, as well as Tiare L'Roisto, it's last custodian.



The memorial statue is based around a large, beautiful golden dove, with two smaller doves flanking it's sides. When looking at the center of the memorial one can see:
A statue of a dove gold wrought in gold, its wings spread as it prepares itself for flight. -<>- "In Memory of the Dead Dove Tavern"



Good luck to Joseph and his Rogue Brethren, wherever their destinies may take them. You were the best thieves who ever stole a PK's recall reagents, masterful role-players, and most charming miscreants that ever graced our world.

[A fitting memorial for this chapter of the Dead Dove. *tips hat* -Hazard]

Posted by Hazard [EiC] at 10:23 PM

December 27, 2000

Bash at the Brazen Mule

(early) New Year's Eve Bash (Saturday, 12/30/00, 7:00pst)

Come on down to the Brazen Mule Saturday night and eat, drink and dance the old year away! We'll drink to old friends gone and new ones we haven't met. Gates will be opening from the Scholar's Inn in Moonglow at 7:00 and every 15 minutes after. You can also find a rune in the top runebook at the Golden Brew. Formal attire is suggested, but you might want to have a weapon on hand on the off chance that brigands decide to crash the party.

(Map to the Brazen Mule at http://www.webzone.net/belldl/brazmule.html)

Leyf Bolden, Wandering Bard o' the Golden Knights

Posted by Hazard [EiC] at 12:14 AM

December 19, 2000

CoM-Baja Webpage

Looking to hook up with more CoM members on Baja??

Start here:
http://www.concentric.net/~Jeffhag/com.htm

I have set up the webpage, a message board, and a secure IRC channel. See the webpage for more details and feel free to email me any questions. The email can be found on the webpage.

Longshot

Posted by Thellaren at 10:02 PM

December 13, 2000

Fairhaven Winter Festival

The village of Fairhaven is proud to announce its first annual Winter Festival. The festival is comprised of three events that will each take place at 7:00pm PST this weekend december 15th, 16th, and 17th.

Event 1: Horse Race
Location: Fairhaven Community Center
Time: 7:00pm PST, Dec. 15th
Prizes: 50,000 gold for first place, 15,000 gold for 2nd-4th place
Overview: Participants will race from the gates of Empath Abbey to the docks on the eastern half of Skara Brae while collecting 5 checkpoint items. Only horses will be allowed for this event. Players will meet at the community center and once instructions are given gates will be provided to the starting line.

Event 2: Cockfights
Location: Fairhaven Community Center
Time: 7:00pm PST, Dec. 16th
Overview: Ten matches of chicken versus chicken will be held. Player can bet on the outcome with other players or with the judges. Like before, instructions will be given first at the commuity center and then gates will be providided to the event location.

Event 3: Scavenger Hunt
Location: Location: Fairhaven Community Center
Time: 7:00pm PST, Dec. 15th
Prizes: GM Valorite Plate Set, Glacier Staff, 60,000 gold
Overview: To win one of the prizes, participants must assemble a set of items. Each prize has its own unique set of items that needs to be gathered. Groups of up to 5 players will be allowed, and players are encouraged to group with trustworthy friends beforehand. Instructions will be given and the event starts when the items are named. The first group to return will a full set of items wins the corresponding prize.

So come one, come all, to the gala event of the season. Refreshments will be provided and a good time is guaranteed.

Posted by Hazard [EiC] at 9:15 PM

December 10, 2000

The "Empty Cup" Tavern Opens Friday, Dec. 15th (Trammel)

The following was recently posted to Stratics Baja:

I would like to announce the opening of a new player run stablishment on the Baja shard. The "Empty Cup" Tavern will be opening next friday night at 10pm EST. There will be free fish cakes and ale to all visitors plus there will be some events to be announced the night of the event. There will be runes handed out all this week and next week, plus there will be some of my guildmates gating people to the tavern in the towns of Britain, Trinsic, and Minoc at the Banks. It will be a good time for conversation, meeting people, and hopefully I can get a few of you adventures out there to come spin a yarn about one of your adventures.

Depending on the turnout friday night I will be making steady open hours for the tavern. Those of you who would like to travel there on your own it is located on the far east side of the swamp above trinsic, the sextant coordinates are 63o 16'S 56o 52'E. I hope to see all of you out there next friday night. If you have any questions at all about the tavern, please feel free to ICQ me at 4462915, or email me.

Take Care :)
Blackthumb

Posted by Thellaren at 2:51 PM

December 6, 2000

Announcing the Cast of the Golden Brew Player's Winter Play

The Golden Brew Players
is pleased to announce the
cast of the winter production of. . .
How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Coming to The Golden Globe Theatre
on January 7, 2000 for 2 performances.
(Matinee and Evening)

Our Cast:

The Grinch. . . . . . . . Luna
The Narrator. . . . . . . . Mirabel
Max. . . . . . . . . . . .Anvil
Cindy-Lou Who. . . . . . . OreIda
A Who. . . . . . . . . Lysistrata
A Who. . . . . . . . . Ce'Nedra Willow
A Who. . . . . . . . . Pasque
A Who. . . . . . . . . Happy Fool
A Who. . . . . . . . . Slacker
A Who. . . . . . . . . Jixxa

Directed by. . . . . . . . . Kita Talith
Stage Managed by. . . . . . . . Ursula


Contact Kita Talith, our Director, for more details.

Posted by Hazard [EiC] at 9:51 PM

December 2, 2000

LoD Returns to Baja

No, you didnt read it wrong. LoD has come back to Baja after the recent reinstatement of the majority of our accounts, and the coming of Factions. LoD hasn't left Siege for good, its more viewed as a PK'ing oppertunity while Baja will be used for Factions.

Shouldn't be a surprise to anyone, who could think of faction wars without LoD in them. Factions are looking even better than most had hoped, with some features that bring it closer to games like Shadowbane . Towns actually serve a purpose now, controlling them is the only way to make the best items, which in turn makes PvP'ing actually have a purpose other than board flaming rights. Finally OSI has made an update that Improves the PvP community instead of destroying it so others can bake bread.



Baja is honestly quite sad ... The top 4 guilds memberwise on Baja have a combined 0 !??! wars between them. How sad is that? The only time they actually get their asses to declare war and fight is for easy guilds like M&D. And they expect to join factions and all of sudden be good at PvP? I dont think so, gm Cooks. Ill be sure to update as LoD takes over Baja once again, i look forward to watching them do it.

Obidiah Khan

Posted by Hazard [EiC] at 7:05 PM

New archery shoppe coming to Avalon

Hear ye, hear ye, fellow Avalonians and all who have a concern!

This day I have moved out of the small house that has long been known as Leather & Lace. Roxie's brother, Arius, has taken ownership of Raven's small tower east of Avalon and I am moving in with him. Leather & Lace has been made public and renamed to Avalon Archery Shoppe. I hope to gather the fine Avalon bowcrafters and fletchers to the shop and provide a place for them to work and sell their wares.

If you have interest in this project, please let me know.

*yawns* Moving is hard work. I need a nap.

Taylor, Avalon Defender, GoA
Owner of the Avalon Archery Shoppe

[Note: Responses have the option of posting to the original message at the Avalon Public Forum, here. -Ed.]

Posted by Nobody at 3:51 PM

November 29, 2000

Faction Proposal

I read the following post from Tiberious on the Savage Truth message board:

Faction Proposal

Greetings ST and friends.

Savage Truth is considering the sponsorship of an allied Faction stone to rekindle our defense of Felucca as well as our relations with our longtime friends in Sosaria.

That said, I invite comment and participation in a renewed idea of old: The Sosarian Alliance.

That's right, SA stands a good chance of returning. I invite ST members, Dawn Members, TTW Members, UFG Members, GEA Members, RoR alumni, and other friends of honor to openly discuss this idea below. Let's give this idea form and put it into motion.

And opposition to this idea is welcome as well, as we need to know each other's opinions if we are to function as a unit.

Success with honor!

Tiberious

Posted by Brenstar at 12:45 AM

November 28, 2000

Here Ye... Here Ye... An Official Announcement [from Avalon]

The following announcement was posted by Blind Hawk "the Wordman" to the Avalon Public Forum:

Here Ye... Here Ye... An Official Announcement

We Interrupt your Regularly Scheduled Program for a Special Announcement. At 6:00 O'Clock P.M (PDT) at the Events tower of Avalon [in Felucca -Ed.] will be held a Special Induction Ceremony. One of Our Most Hailed and Beloved Citizens Blade (The Sword of Avalon) Previously... :)> Will be Inducted into the Hall Honor as the New Prime Minister of Avalon.

Come one Come all...

Share the Joy and Bring your Best Wishes to Our New Prime Minister. He has Worked Hard for Our Fair City and We Know He will serve well.

So Bring you Friends, Your Dragons, Your Pets and your Best Sword and Shield, Harp, Poison Katana, and Remember...

This is a Special Ceremony! Any Injustice will be dealt with Swiftly and Drastic Measures will be taken to Anyone Found to Be Killing, PKing, Looting, or Peeing in the Pool

We Now return you to your Regularly Scheduled Programming.

Hope to See ya there...

BH the PR Dude...

BlindHawk (Son of Avalon CoA)

Posted by Nobody at 6:08 PM

November 25, 2000

Baja's Avalon undergoes some wonderful changes

Avalon, a player-city located west of the Dungeon Wrong in Felucca on Ultima Onlines Baja Shard, is proud to announce several important changes:

Directions to Avalon can be found at the new web site, here.

Nobody
Websmith of Avalon

Posted by Nobody at 3:11 PM

November 22, 2000

Merger News! [Zargonians merge with Dark Tower]

The following notice was posted by Stealth Evermore on the Freeborn Press message board:

Merger News!

Its official!
The Zargonians have merged with the remnant of the Dark Tower! The Zargonians will serve as the "religous" arm of the once great Tower. They will also act as "ambassadors" to outside groups.

Posted by Nobody at 10:10 PM

November 16, 2000

Gateway of Avalon is Rebuilt

Hazard, our own Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Freeborn Press, asked me to show off his latest version of the Gateway of Avalon.

Avalon is located on the large peninsula west of the Dungeon Wrong, on the Felucca facet. The Gateway signifies the easternmost edge of the so-called City of Destiny, separating the mainland from the peninsula as it sits next to the local vendor mall known as the Avalon Commissary. This is the third iteration of the Gate, the first two having been dismantled as newer, better building techniques were developed.

Although large and seemingly prohibitive to travelling to and from the peninsula, in truth these barrels do not block any character from walking over or through them. Hazard brings some engineering techniques to Avalon from his days constructing Lumaria's original Boat Bridge, Rune Boats, and the Aqueducts which watered the flowers at the Shrine of Sacrifice during a dry season.

Posted by Nobody at 11:48 PM

November 12, 2000

Grand Opening of Baja University Library

The following from Golden Angel was posted this past Thursday on UOSS:

Grand Opening of Baja University Library

Greetings !!
Baja University is proud to announce the opening of its new library. We would like to formally invite the Baja community to attend the grand opening celebration of the library this Wednesday evening (November 15, 2000) at 6:00 p.m. PST. There will be refreshments for all, and at 6:30 p.m. Meredith [Note: Meredith is a Seer's role-playing character -Ed.] will grace us with one of her stories, followed by an open poetry reading session. For those that would like to come and tell a story, or recite their favorite poem, please contact Golden Angel via ICQ 10392292 in advance.

Baja University is located at 18 22N, 30 1E on the Trammel facet of the Baja shard. From the bank in east Britain, travel northeast about one minute, Baja University is a large tower. A picture of the university can be viewed at Tradespot, and if you have any questions please contact Golden Angel.

Thank you and hope to see you this Wednesday !!

Golden Angel of Baja

Posted by Nobody at 12:27 AM

November 8, 2000

Opening of Baja Community Training Centre (Trammel)

Location: Baja CTC at 71o 58S 35o 43E Trammel
Date/Time: Nov 15 2000 -- 12am PDT-4:00pm PDT

The Baja Community Training Center will offer 9 'Majors' and about 60-65 total classes, all taught by instructors who are masters of their trade, art, or skill from various guilds within the Baja community. We will also be offering an IDP (Individual Development Plan) program for Newbies and Veterans alike for specific skill training. Come by and view the facility, meet with the instructors, ask questions, and pre-register for classes starting in January!

The Centre is located on the outskirts of the Swamp north of Trinsic. ICQ 19095172 if you need specific directions.

Jiro Settsuoshima

Posted by Thellaren at 12:32 AM

Fight Until You Drop Tournament (Felucca)

Hello Baja,

On November 12th @ 8:00 P.M. PDT I will be hosting a "Fight until You Drop" contest. Mages and Dexers are welcome to attend for a chance to win 55% of total money from entrey fees. Entry fee will be 15k each player. You will be able to reach this event only one way -- On the West Side of Moonglow (felucca) armory. I'll have two friends offering gates to all that want to participate. Hopefully this will help us with security issues that may arise. I will have a security team of high level mages on site. Looters will be killed on sight. Please come to sign up early. We are expecting at least 45 players to be attending. If you can't play nice please stay home. Thank you and I wish you the best of luck. Only one will survive but fun will be had by all.

The rules are of the following:

1.no tamed animals (No horses allowed)
2.all potions, any kind, as many
3.no looting
4.no magic armor or weapons
5.Tell all your friends about the tournament

We're gating out of Britian and Moonglow (Felucca). If you think you're Britannia's best, dont hold back!

Bilbo Baggins
ICQ # 44454152

Posted by Thellaren at 12:25 AM

November 7, 2000

New Public Treasuremap Rune Library (Trammel)

I've made my collection of runebooks that have every treasuremap spot in Trammel marked available for public use. Not sure if there was a library like this already, but if so here's another one. You'll find it on the top floor of my log cabin at 152:29S 62:43E. (Along the shores south of Trinsic)

Cypress of Baja [THB]

Posted by Thellaren at 3:06 PM

November 6, 2000

Tribute to all Guild Masters from RoR

In the lands of Britannia with its many people, several have chosen to live within certain groups or guilds. This choice brings several opportunities and responsibilities but in large part the responsibilities fall to the select few who would lead such groups (the Guild Masters).

The men and women who carry the mantle of leadership here face a burden from which most would shrink. Some fail, most get by and a very few take their guild to the peaks of success. In every case however these folk do outstanding work in our community and deserve our deepest bows and gratitude.

With the variety of age, experience, maturity and goals our citizens possess, leading such a group and maintaining a common purpose is a daunting task. To this must be added the drain such an effort takes on a Guild Master's own time and enjoyment for life in this land.

We who have been here a while, see guilds come and go. We watch the UO records of such things and see guilds grow and shrink or disappear. For the most part nothing much is thought about it except for the folk in individual guilds appreciation of their own situation. There are exceptions and one in particular is worthy of note.

The Rangers of the Realm (RoR) began a short time ago (about a year). Under the leadership of Adian ORourke a small band of four found a common purpose and a friendship was formed. This friendship and purpose became infectious and good folk were soon attracted to the group.

It was amazing to watch as RoR climbed steadily through the ranks to become Bajas largest guild. This was possible solely through the steadfast efforts of Adian ORourke and holding to standards that were fair and clearly stated.

Everyone who became a member of RoR was made to feel special. The spirit of family ran high. Loyalty and trust within the group could maybe be matched but never surpassed.

The Rangers of the Realm had purpose and a storyline with goals but hidden in the layers of this was the realization that friendships formed here were tangible and the true prize.

We are unable to imagine the hours each day that Adian exhausted for the good of RoR. Never did a member find himself in trouble that Adian would not appear to save the day. Never did a member falter without Adians hand appearing to hold him up again. Never did we wonder who we were, where we were going or how it would be accomplished.

Adian ORourke is a magnificent person. He would be the last to accept this and that is part of his greatness. He has taken down the RoR stone now that has RoR achieved its purpose and we applaud him greatly. Through him we can appreciate the task of all Guild Masters in the land.

The Rangers of the Realm (RoR) are now gone (Vanished into the night) yet their is little sadness within the folk of RoR. The spirit that Adian brought to us and shared is a thing we hold dear. It is self sustaining and will surely spread as we go our separate ways.

Some of us will form guilds and others will find new families. In all of this the work of one great Guild Master will prevail to grow in other families. None of us will ever again accept less and all will strive for more or as grand.

Tributes to RoR have found their way onto the RoR board from respected guilds throughout the land. They too have been influenced in many ways by the example of RoR. We wish greatness to them all and offer our highest praise to the men and women who will lead them on their way.

From RoR, one last battle cry - RAWRR!

[I am sad to hear about this latest news, but want to congratulate you Rangers on all you've accomplished. -Nobody]

Posted by Nobody at 12:28 AM

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