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- Indigo, The Color of Treason April 8, 2015 Tamais
“Royal Guard corrupt! King of Britain causes Minax’s return. Britianna is Doomed.”
Angrily Lord Pistachio read the indigo colored poster. What nonsense he thought wadding it up and throwing it away. For all his faults,the King isn’t responsable for Minax’s return. If anyone is it would be Lord British. She only appeared after his return. ...
- Between the Lands of Sosaria March 23, 2015 Tamais
bLuNtMaN looked at the strange note he had found in Nujel’m. Fearing the worse, he called for us to join him. Arriving we found the woman with the fiery hair waiting. Smiling she greeted us. “Welcome, welcome.”
Stepping to the front bLuNtMaN bowed and greeted her, “HAIL my lady. Are you still looking for the book?”
- Minion of Minxa Attacks March 9, 2015 Tamais
A couple of days after losing the book, Agaris called a meeting. Lady Thalia could see he was tired and troubled. “While we have not found the book, we were able to question some of the Gargoyles who would speak to us in Ter-Mur, and they have seen nothing out of the ordinary. More troubling is ...
- The Orb of Chaos February 14, 2015 Tamais
Frowning Governor Jahajx Jov examined the dusty tower that Agaris brought. “You said these have been found the swamps outside Trinisc?”
Agaris nodded, “The royal guard are following the tattooed man and picking the towers up as he placed them. It hasn’t been easy. The towers make the creatures go insane and more violent. They are ...
- Wanted: Information and Code Breakers January 29, 2015 Tamais
Wanted for questioning: Four men and one woman.
One man, goes by the name Sivrane, has a tattoo of a bird on his left arm, and wears a hood. Do not approach as he is known to be dangerous.
Traveling with him a brown hair man, carries an important book needed by the Agrias.
Also a man with red ...
- Strangers Sightings January 29, 2015 Tamais
Meeting with Agaris, usually brings ill tidings. I hoped that this evening would be different. A meeting of two old friends over a pint of ale, alas it wasn’t. Instead Agaris told me of strangers who had been sighted in both Britain and Vesper. While there had been reports of them breaking into buildings, nothing ...
- Lake Austin Developers Meet and Greet-January 21st January 23, 2015 Tamais
Wednesday, January the 21st, our developers visited our shard for a meet and greet. With great pleasure I’m able to share both the transcript but also pictures of the event.
: Lady Mesanna says: Good evening Lake Austin
: Kyronix says: Good Evening everyone
: Lady Mesanna says: Hi Rasesar
: Rasesar Wej says: good ...
- Lake Austin Meet and Greet, Weds. January the 21st January 23, 2015 Tamais
Here is the transcript of the Lake Austin Meet and Greet. I’ve highlighted some of the major questions and answers
: Lady Mesanna says: Good evening Lake Austin
: Kyronix says: Good Evening everyone
: Lady Mesanna says: Hi Rasesar
: Rasesar Wej says: good evening
: Lady Mesanna says: seems you are our ...
- Ancient Treasures-Revenge’s Grief January 12, 2015 Tamais
Carefully going through the gate, we found Merrick standing in front of Tolivar. Tolivar had been tied for sacrifice. Seeing us Merrick yelled at us to leave. “What are you doing here? Are you insane? Get out of here, this doesn’t concern you.”
Turning back to Tolivar, he began laughing. “You’re too late.” and he pointed ...
- Ancient Treasure-Merrick Found January 12, 2015 Tamais
Agairs had sent me a message to meet him at his office. Arriving I found him staring at the statue of Izumu muttering, “How can it be here…how? Evidias had turned it to the house in Jhelom. “My lord I thought all the items had been taken to the Weld. Shaking his head, no we ...
- Ancient Treasures: Blood Feud? January 6, 2015 Tamais
The next day when we met with Agaris, he was visibly disturbed. “What has Merrick done. He has destroyed the door. The magic, all of it is gone.”
I was puzzled, what door and magic was he talking about. I racked my brains, wait, does he mean the magic door we found in Ocllo? The one ...
- Betrayal of Elisa the Golden January 6, 2015 Tamais
In anger, the King summoned us to the royal spy headquarters. Slamming his closed fist against the table next to him with the statue, He demanded, “Am I being too easy and too relaxed? Is that why Minax just waltzed into Trammel into my throne room? Why she thought it was so simple to just ...
- Ancient Treasures Day 14- Captain Elise and the statue of Izum December 9, 2014 Tamais
Arriving at the hall, I found Captain Elise, the Golden inside the hall trying to pull up the statue of Izum. Stopping when she saw me, she growled, ” I knew it was too good to be true, they said the town was empty.” She began working her way to the door.
“We have just returned to meet ...
- Ancient Treasures-Day 14-Murder in Skara December 5, 2014 Tamais
Governor Rowan looked angrily at Captain Guy after reading his report. “How could another murder happen again. Where were you,” She raged. He stepped back out of striking range. ” Governor, we were guarding the shores and ferry crossing as ordered. My ranks have shrunk. Some rangers are gathering meat for winter.”
“That is no excuse. ...
- Ancient Treasure Day 13 Part 2 November 18, 2014 Tamais
Frowning, she quickly regrouped the spies and gated them to Jhelom. Arriving we were greeted by regular brigands hired by Blood Flagoons. I couldn’t help but think some thing was very, very wrong. Then the world went grey. In the middle of battle, it never pay to stop and ponder events.
Though they were just brigands, ...
- Ancient Treasures Day 13 Part 1. November 18, 2014 Tamais
Knowing King Blackthorn was concerned about recent events, I meet with several of the governors learn what had been discussed at the King’s meeting . I was told that Vos had been discovered aboard a Blood Flagon ship. A woman, possible the one who broke him out of jail, was seen standing with him. It ...
- Ancient Treasure-Day 12-Part 2 October 30, 2014 Tamais
Thinking that a ship might have landed on the coast, we left to search. Outside we found Dahlia waiting. Seeing that she was calm, I knew that she had not heard the news. When I told her about Vos and what he said, “treasure being worth more than gold.” She became angry. “That is the type of ...
- Ancient Treasures Day 12 Part 1 October 30, 2014 Tamais
Having overslept, I hurried to met with Agaris. When I arrived at the meeting hall all I found a message and a moongate. “Step through the gate to meet with Tolivar.” Vos Stepping through the gate, I found myself in Orc valley. Immediately I was on the run for my life. Foolishly I sought safety ...
- Ancient Treasures Day 11 part 2 October 16, 2014 Tamais
We found Agaris by the Britain moongate. Strangely he was counting his steps from the gate. At first he didn’t notice us. When he did, he lost count of his steps. When I asked what he was counting for, he just shook his head. But he let it slip that Captain Whitebeard had given him something to ...
- Ancient Treasure Day 11 part 1 October 16, 2014 Tamais
As I walked to the secret meeting with Captain Corain, I thought about what had been discussed last night. Both the King and the governors raised several concerns. Concerns tied to the problem of the ancient treasure.
I ran through ever growing list of events. First there were the city raids by the Blood Flagon pirates. Their ...
- Updated October Calendar(EM/Player Events October 15, 2014 Tamais
Updated Calendar for October(EM and Player Events
*Important note, Stractis has changed it’s web site, new address is:
Oct. 21st: 2nd part of Halloween – New Doom Event ends December 1, 2014 after server up. Trick or treat ends server up on November 19, 2014.
Oct. 25th: Haunted Hunt: Doom guantlet, Griz peerless, and naked undead dungeon ...
- Lord British’s Visit – The end October 3, 2014 Tamais
King Blackthorn: Long live Ultima Online!
King Blackthorn: May it live forever!
Bennu: Long Live the Kings!
King Blackthorn: The one true virtual world!
King Blackthorn: Huzzah!
King Blackthorn: Huzzah!
King Blackthorn: Huzzah!
Rainz: Rainz never die!
Lord British: LONG LIVE BLACKTHORN!
King Blackthorn: Long live citizens of UO!
Lord British: LONG LIVE BRITANNIA!
King Blackthorn: UO the great!
Heckles: *plays with magic ...
- Lord British Visit Part 2 October 3, 2014 Tamais
As Minax disappeared, she casted a powerful spell of death. Most were unaware of what was to come. The spell had summoned Exodus as a powerful red Daemon.
The citizens who had been standing close to the throne room’s carpet, scattered. But it was in vain. The daemon dealt death to all without regards to rank.
Finding healers who ...
- Lord British Visit Part 1 October 3, 2014 Tamais
At my weekly meeting, King Blackthorn gave me the surprising news. Lord British had recently visited him and called for a meeting of all citizens of Sosarian. The King requested that I attend to record the events. I immediately went out to find an new outfit, after all a girl needs to look her best when ...
- Ancient Treasure Day 10 part 3 September 30, 2014 Tamais
When we found Whitebeard, it was obvious that he had been drinking. Whitebeard started laughing, ” Did you see… see that getup she… had on…Ridiculous” I shook my head, just as I feared he is drunk. ” I’m a Pirate. *Hic* You should be careful with that one…” ” Why?” I asked. ” You likely ...
- Ancient Treasure Day 10 part 2 September 30, 2014 Tamais
Shouting Agaris, ran back to us. “Hurry, he’s telling the truth. They are trying to make another go of it!” Running back to the tunnels, we found more mercenaries . Wondering who was leading the band, I quietly began searching. Hiding by a wall I found Targon the Vicious.
I should have hired Orcs…” he grumbled. ” I ...
- Ancient Treasure Day 10 part 1 September 30, 2014 Tamais
Agaris looked up from his papers, “Have you heard, Merrick turned himself in? I am not sure what it is about, but Dahlia would not tell me anything. Captain Corian has been speaking to him since.” ” Yes,” I replied,” I was with him when he decided that. He turned himself in because of Tolivar ...
- UO’s 17th Anniversary Party September 24, 2014 Tamais
Join me for a live, in-game event on TC1 September 25th 2014 at 7pm ET! Meet Richard “Lord British” Garriot and Starr “King Blackthorn” Long at Castle Blackthorn to celebrate Ultima Online’s 17th Anniversary!
The anniversary parties are always a blast (Thanks to the Dark OverLady). This year will be very special as both Lord British and King Blackthorn will join ...
- Ancient Treasure Day 9 Part 3 September 18, 2014 Tamais
I found Dahlia at the Hall. “Where is Merrick, that coniving… wait… what?” She stopped in surprise. “My lady,” I continued, ” Merrick has turned himself in to Captain Carian. He told me Tolivar is the one behind the troubles.” Dahlia thought about the news, ” Tolivar. Did he say why? I told Dahlia of the meeting I ...
- Ancient Treasures Day 9 Part 2 September 18, 2014 Tamais
I found Merrick deep in conversation with Tolivar. I quietly moved closer to hear what was being said. ” Tolivar…You can’t do this, Tolivar!” Merrick shouted at him. The shouting drew a curious crowd. This made it ever easier to get closer. Tolivar Fence looked at the crowd in anger. “You know who protected the cities of ...
- Ancient Treasures Day 9 – Part 1 September 18, 2014 Tamais
I found Dahlia at the Royal Spies headquarters. Distracted, she keep looking around as it waiting for someone. As she greeted me, a royal courier arrived. Looking around, the courier hesitated as if thinking it would be best to come back later. However Dahlia motioned for her to come forward. “Mistress, I have word. It ...
- September Calendar – Updated EM and Player Events September 12, 2014 Tamais
Here is a calendar of both the EM events and player events. Please remember that Augustus’s Event times may change due to real life. If you or your guild is holding an event and would like it to be added, either send me a pm or tell me in game.
Sept. 12: Friday Hunt, suggestions include ...
- Meet Lord Jahajx Jov, Governor of Trinsic September 9, 2014 Tamais
I was walking with Governor Jahajx Jov on the city walls. When we stopped to enjoy the view, I had opportunity to interview him. “Governor, your city is no doubt one of the shining gems in Britannia. What makes Trinsic unique?”
Smiling at me, Governor Jov looked around the city pointing out the city walls and large ...
- Ancient Treasures-Oracle 7-21 September 3, 2014 Tamais
I was playing my harp in Clainin’s Memoral garden. Hoping the peacefulness would help me compose a ballad of the recent events. But so little was know of the Royal Vault break in ,what was taken and who the thief might be. A noise distracted me. Looking up a messenger had been waiting to hand ...
- Ancient Tresures, Oracle Event (7-25) August 22, 2014 TamaisAfter having several good glasses of wine at the Shattered Skull in Skara Brae, I began my long walk back to Britian. Crossing the ferry, I was surprised to see a pirate on the dock. Looking around I didn’t see either guards or rangers. He approached me and asked if I had the King’s ear. ...
- Meet Lord Markus, Governor of New Magincia August 20, 2014 Tamais
I found Governor Markus in Skara Brae just as he was donating $2,000,000 to help the other city treasuries. Though he was busy, I was able to interview him.
“Thank for allowing me to interview, as I know you are very busy with your duties.”
“I am always willing to help a citizen of Britianna, ” he ...
- Ancient Treasures Day 8 Part 3 August 15, 2014 TamaisWe followed Dahlia through the gate and back into the hedge enclosure. Yanice the Odd was no longer there, instead we meet by Shanna the Quiet.
“Um, Hello there?” greeted Dahlia.
Shanna the Quiet simple said ” A dream, or a nightmare. Which one will you choose to defeat?”
Without hesitations, Manitcore shouted. “Nightmare!”
Putting it to a vote, Dahlia asked,” Which ...
- Ancient Treasures Day 8 part 2 August 15, 2014 Tamais
Stepping through the gate, we arrived in a room. In the middle stood a platform with squares and rock. Dahlia studied the platform for a while. “Perhaps some, sort of puzzle? Maybe the rocks go on the squares.” She began to move the rocks, “Heavy things.” Then as she placed one of the rocks she ...
- Ancient Treasures Day 8 Part 1 August 15, 2014 Tamais
When Dahlia called a meeting of the Royal Spies, the King requested that I attend. Arriving early, I noticed few had arrived. But the hall quickly filled up until there was standing room only. People were quietly discussing the treasure hunt, the recent pirate attacks and Merrick’s role. When Dahlia arrived the room became silent as ...
- August Schedule for Ancient Treasures. August 15, 2014 Tamais
Just posted on EM Augustus’s Web site (http://lakeaustin.uoem.net/).
Event: Town Council Meeting
Description: Meet King Blackthorn in Castle Blackthorn, to discuss matters of importance. Governors and all interested citizens welcome to attend and bring matters before the King.
Location: Skara Brae docks (Gate from Luna Bank)
Time: 8:00pm CST (9:00pm EST)
Event: Who leads the Blood Flagon? (Oracle Event)
- Meet Lord Garion Govenor of Jhelom August 7, 2014 Tamais
I was able to meet with Govenor Garion after the town council. He agreed to grant an interview.
“Thank you, Governor Garion for allowing me to interview you.”
“It is my pleasure, Tamais.” he replied.
“My first question is why is your city special to you?”
Governor Garion thought and said with pride, ” As the city of warriors, ...
- Ancient Treasures Day 7-part 2 July 25, 2014 Tamais When we stepped out of the gate, we found ourselves in the capital city of Tokuno. Lady Dahlia led us to the Rokuon Cultural Center. There we found Vos Marigna.
Dahlia greeted him. Smirking, he looked at us,” I would ask how you found me, but it does not matter does it?”
” No it doesn’t.” agreed Dahlia.
- Ancient Treasures Day 7-Part 1 July 25, 2014 TamaisWhen Lady Dahlia called for a meeting, King Blackthorn sent me to see what her concerns were. When I arrived at the meeting hall, it was already crowded with the Royal Spies. She was warmly greeted by Thalia, Natsuhi, Longtoohz and others.
I could tell that Lady Dahlia was not her normal pleasant self. Instead she seemed ...
- Ancient Treasure Day 6 July 17, 2014 Tamais
Captain Corian approached us explaining that Merrick was going to be late. ” He is still working on the broken Cypher issue with Calin the Blind.”
“My royal spies, I need your help dealing with a brawl in Yew” Captain Corian said.
When we arrived in Yew, we found brawl going on in the Tanners shop in the center of the city.
“Pirates again!” someone ...
- Ancient Treasure Day 5 (part 3) July 9, 2014 Tamais
Upon arriving in Jhelom, Merrick found he had no money. “This way,” he called. “That bar keep won’t let me have a tab anymore. Claims I caused a bar fight… And didn’t pay for the damage…” Merrick paused “Well… I kind of did…”
Laughing we followed him back to the meeting house. Merrick stopped in surprise. “Hello ...
- Ancient Treasures Day 5 (part 2) July 9, 2014 Tamais
As we were starting to enter the castle, Merrick noticed a note left in the court yard.
Picking it up he read, “It was I who stole it, and though I wanted to turn myself in.
I could not bear being imprisoned without a pick or key.
But I lost the picks when I was startled by someone.
- Ancient Treasures Day 5 (Part 2) July 9, 2014 Tamais
At the end of the town council, King Blackthorn showed us a note. He said he had found it under under his chair in the old castle. Merrick was instructed to take it to Corain.
A few days later Merrick called on us to meet him. Corain had instructed him to solve the puzzle of the note.
Studying the symbol for ...
- Ancient Treasure Day 4 June 26, 2014 Tamais
Excitedly I went to meet Merrick at the Jeholm Docks. At last we were going to have the archery contest. Several archers and their supporters had already arrived.
Muttering Merrick stepped out of the gate ” Amelia, that sounds familiar but where from…Oh! Good evening everyone.” He began looking in his pocket for something. Not finding it he left ...
- Ancient Treasure-Day 3-Part 3 June 19, 2014 Tamais“We’ll follow the map later,” Merrick said, “first we should find White Beard and question him.” Aevar’s note said that White beard would be found at the Wayfarer’s Inn. Arriving at his room, we found evidence that he had not been alone.
Searching the room for the where about of White Beard, Merrick found a note under the bed.
- Ancient Treasure Day 3 part b June 19, 2014 Tamais
Quickly I hurried to Skara Brae. I found Aevar in front of the Skara blacksmith shop. At first he was reluctant to talk to us. He kept asking if the Alchemist was with me. After assuring him that he wasn’t, Aevar agreed to give Merrick the information he wanted. But first there was a small ...