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Indigo, The Color of Treason

April 08, 2015 By: Tamais Category: Lake Austin News

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“Royal Guard corrupt! King of Britain causes Minax’s return. Britianna is Doomed.”

who is posting the notes

 

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. Still with Merrick’s betral and spies discovered in the Royal guard, the people might believe the notes. Frowning he hurried to meet with Captain Corian. Arriving he found people angerly discussing the posters.

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this weeks hero

 

A worried Captain Corian arrived unnoticed. “Good evening, how are you all fairing?” “Angry and worried about the posters outside.” Lord Pistachio replied. “They are every where! What is being done about them?”

Frowning Captain Corian nodded, “That is why I called you here. Already the notes are causing problems. Several Nobles have approached me. They have heard whispers among the citizens agreeing with the notes. They remember the corruption found in the guard before the King reclaimed his throne. These notes do nothing for their confidence in the crown.”

 

 

 

 

disinstion in the realm

“What is the King’s response?” Someone in the crowd asked.

“He is worried more about Britannia and attempts to undermine his rule.” the captain paused. “My orders are to send you, the Royal Spies, to find more information.”

“Do you have an idea where we should begin?” Lord Pistachio asked.

Captain Corian nodded, “Yes, we believe someone in Jhelom is responsible for this. The city needs to be searched, every house and the outlying islands, for some trace of the indigo dyes. My hope is that you will stumble across someone or something.” Looking around, he continued, “Since the presence of the Royal Guard will do more harm, I will remain here. Report to me if you can find a lead

Arriving in Jhelom, Lord Pistachio quickly organized the search. Some would search each house. Others would travel to the Islands. Lord Pistachio lead the search of the south west island. There, in a small house, he found indigo dyed clothes, notes, forged letters and a spy. Lord Pistachio hand her a note. “What do you know about this?” he demanded.

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“What this… document incriminates the King? the spy tried to look surprised. “Isn’t it the truth? Wasn’t the King responsible for the death of a shipping Captain named Elise the Golden?”

 

the source

“No, but that isn’t why we are here. Who is behind this?” Lord Pistachio watched as the spy moved to hid a paper lying on the floor. Pushing her aside, Lord Pistachio picked up a letter addressed to Adrian Fisher. “What do you know about this?” shoving the letter at the spy.

“Hold on a moment…that name is familiar.” she looking nervously around. “Doesn’t he work for the Thieves’ Guild? I wouldn’t think the Guild would be so reckless. I have been spending too much time in Ter-Mur as of late…so I’ve not been well informed.”

“Ter-Mur, have you been spying on, Dahlia?” Lord Pistachio demanded angrily.

“Dahlia, she is…currently in Ter-Mur. That is all I can say.” The spy gave a small smile, “You do realize I am not in charge of the network. I am just a tiny cog.

Lord Pistachio looked suspiciously at the spy. “Just who are you working for?”

“Don’t you know?” the spy asked puzzled, “I was on my way back to Ter-Mur when the Captain asked me to come here. I must hurry and pass on what I’ve learned before my Lady Dahlia gets impatient. Surprised, no one moved to stop the spy. Turning back, she said. “You should check a warehouse. It should be in East Britain, toward the southern end. I found something of interest there.”

 

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Shaking his head Lord Pistachio opened a gate. “Why didn’t Captain Corian tell us he had sent another spy? We need to learn what she reported”. He stepped through the gate.

Finding Captain Corian waiting. Lord Pistachio confronted him. “You sent another spy! Didn’t you trust us.” ”

Yes, I sent the spy to Jhelom.” Captain Corian replied. “I feared that you were to well known. She reported that another forged letter was found. Also a letter to Adrian. Before I could ask more, she flitted off in a hurry.”

“She told us that she needed to hurry back to Ter-Mur where Dahlia was waiting for her.” A calmer Pistachio explained.

The news that Dahlia was in Ter-Mur caught Captain Corian by surprise. Narrowing his eyes, he asked “What is Dahlia doing in Ter-Mur…?” No matter, I hope you found something that will help explain the parchments.

Lord Pistachio handed the Captain the letter and notes we had found.

“Adrian, is this the one who works for the thieves’ guild?” the Captain asked.

Pistachio nodded, “The spy thought so, but was surprised that the guild would be involved.”

“I agree.” Captain Corian said, “I can’t see them trying to undermine the crown. I will keep these to show the King. You should go to the warehouse the spy mentioned. Where was it?”

“She said it was in East Britain, the south east tip.” The search began with Captain Corian leading the way.

The warehouse was quickly found. Inside were bags of crushed indigo and jars filled with dye. “Crushed indigo? They were definitely storing things here.” observed Lord Pistachio.

warehouse with dyes

the right place

“Hold here a moment, while I gather guards to watch this place.” Captain Corian said as he looked around. “Lord Pistachio, detain anyone who comes here and escort them to Yew Prison,

Lord Pistachio grinned as he bowed. “I will be honored to.” and he directed us to hid. No sooner had the Captain left, than a woman entered the warehouse. Lord Pistachio quickly had us surround her. The Conspirator held up her hands to hold Lord Pistachio back, “No, stop! I didn’t do anything, I just made the dyes for them…”

 

dye maker

“For who?” Lord Pistachio asked?

“I don’t know, I swear. I didn’t know what they were using them for.” the conspirator began to cry.

“In the name of the King, you are under arrest.” Lord Pistachio placing irons around her wrist. “Come quietly and all will be found. Captain Corian will want to question you.”

Her eyes widened, “No, not the prison. Please don’t throw me in prison.” She begged falling to the ground. “He made me do it”

Lord Pistachio yanked her up, “Who hired you? Cooperate and all will be fine.

“If I tell you maybe you can let me go?” she asked  hesitantly patting Lord Pistachio’s arm.

Lord Pistachio brushed her hand away. “Tell us what you know. Who hired you?”

“His name was… his name was Adrian, he, he wanted some dyes for one of the Nobles. They said it was… it was for the King’s birthday so I happily helped.” she explained drying her eyes.

Lord Pistachio frowned angrily, “Noble, which noble, give me a name.”

“I honestly had no idea.” the conspirator said, her voice almost a whisper. I don’t know… Adrian didn’t say… he said I would be paid well and the King would see my works displayed.”

Out of the corner of his eye, Lord Pistachio, saw Shimano slip the conspirator a small file. His eyes narrowed as he pulled his prisoner down the road. Shimano, a traitor? he thought to himself. Someone to keep an eye on.

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Arriving at the prison, Lord Pistachio handed the conspirator over to the guards. “Check her for the file, then place her in a cell.”

Before the guard could search her, she handed Lord Pistachio the file , See look… I could have kept it… just… don’t leave me here. I’ve heard stories. They let prisons rot here, even if they aren’t guilty.” The conspirator slowly went into the cell. “Please… just don’t… don’t forget I’m here. I would never harm, or spread lies…” Before the guard could shut the door, she stepped back out. “Wait,” I can take you to him. He should be at the shrine of Valor.” She handed Lord Pistachio a rune. “I was to go here if I couldn’t find him.”

Lord Pistachio studied the rune. “This is to place far from any city. Didn’t you find that strange?”

“When I asked him why, he said it would be safer as no one would see us.” she answered thoughtfully. “I admit it …it sounded strange.”

“It would be a good place to make you disappear.” Lord Pistachio said.

The conspirator began shaking, “Kill me…he was going to kill me?”

“You are safe here. The guards will protect you.” Pistachio said trying to reassure her.

Lowering her head, the conspirator quickly went back into the cell. “May be I’m safer her in the cell.” Laying down on the cot, she hoped that she wasn’t left forgotten until she died.

in the cell

Captain Corian meet us outside the prison. Lord Pistachio reported what had been learned.

The Captain listened in disbelief, “They created posters framing the king as a joke?”

Lord Pistachio nodded. “The dyer said the dyes were commissioned by a noble for the King’s birthday.”

Captain Corian glared at the prison. “So they were using the poor girl, letting her be tried for treason. Enough of this find Adrian!”

“She gave us this rune that Adrian gave her.” Lord Pistachio handed the rune to Captain Corian.

Throwing it on the ground, a gate opened. “Prepare for battle, who knows what trap has been set.” the captain said stepping into the gate.

On the other side we found Adrian calmly leaning against a tree. He laughed as he saw us step trough. “So she gave you the rune.”

Captain Corian angrily grabbed him. “What noble paid you to make false posters! Give me the name!”

“I work for whoever pays me the most, it just so happens a man offered me more than the Guild.” Adrian pushed the captains hands away. “I owe them no loyalty.”

adraian again

Grinning he looked at the poster that Lord Pistachio shoved at him, “Those are quite good, don’t you think.”

“No,” Lord Pistachio replied,”Who paid you. Give us his name.”

“And then you won’t take me to prison?” Adrian winked, “Lets see how many times I’ve walked away.” He scowled at Lord Pistachio,” what you take me for a fool. I didn’t ask for names. So, I can’t tell you what I don’t know.” Adrian moved towards the shore.

“So I stir up a little dissent. It keeps you on your toes. Just as my friends here will.” Giving a signal, his mercenaries ran out of the forest and attacked.

merck.

 

battle 3

Lord Pistachio was ready, cornering Adrian.

Adrian trying to get away shouted at his men, “Do what I hired you to do, keep them away!”

Grabbing Adrian’s hands, Lord Pistachio clapped magic cuffs on them. “Try to break free of these and burn.”

“Well,” Smirking Adrian opening his hand. “I had planned to save this. But this is just too perfect.” Before Lord Pistachio could stop him, Adrian blew a whistle. Lord Pistachio watched the metal grew hotter, then shatter into shards from the cold summoned by the whistle. From the cold Frost Wolves attacked. Just in time Captain Corian slashed the wolf attacking Lord Pistachio. With a nod of thanks, Lord Pistachio joined the battle.

frost wolves

death and destruction

 

After the battle, a weary Captain Corian sighed, “Why is Dahlia in Ter-Mur, I could use her here now. Agaris has been doing his best, but he is not the spymaster. Some of the spies will not listen to him.” He opened a gate back to the hall. “I’ve given her enough time. The kingdom needs her.”

dahlia

“Luckily Blackthorn is distracted.” he sighed again, “These rumors have just enough truth to convince the people.

“Blackthorn is a good King, but some still cling to the Virtues too heavily, and they feel like his rule does not coincide with how things should be done.” Lord Pistachio pointed out.

“True, but we can’t have Nobles trying to over throw the king.” the captain replied with a frown. “I’m sure Minax is behind this dissention. I must report to the king. Keep your eyes and ears open. We must find who is behind the dissention.  Lord Pistachio, go to the Yew Prison and release the girl. She was only a pawn. With a bow he left.

Lord Pistachio returned to his keep. His thoughts racing to make sense of what he had learned. What noble is the traitor. Is it someone I know and trusted? I must find out!

Between the Lands of Sosaria

March 23, 2015 By: Tamais Category: Lake Austin News

 

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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.”

firey woman

Stepping to the front bLuNtMaN bowed and greeted her, “HAIL my lady. Are you still looking for the book?”

“For the book? I have long since passed caring about a silly bound cover filled with pages. she replied laughing, “It is a trivial object, which Minax will gain nothing from.”

Puzzed ,”Then why are you? ” He asked?

“I came here to talk… did you want to play with my pets instead? the woman said,winking. “I could surely arrange that.”

bLuNtMaN smiled back, “While we enjoyed your pets, we’d rather hear what you have to say.”

“So you came to listen then? It is quite intriguing that you gave Telemor the run around.” she said thoughtfull. “I would have thought he would not be so blind. Laughing, she placed on orb on the ground, “I assume you were looking for this?” she asked. “I happened upon a merchant, who had a nasty fire in his cart. The whole bottom burned out and look what I found inside. Or more aptly, in the dirt when he ran off screaming.”

the door orb

Looking carefully at the orb, bLuNtMaN asked. “Whats that for? So that’s what the book was leading you to.”

“Me to find?  No, my pet. You are mistaken, I burned one of Minax’s little pets alive for the book, she seemed so interested in it. Any thing Minax is interested in, so am I but not for the same reasons.” Picking up the orb, she continued. “I believe you have the hinges already, do you not?”

bLuNtMaN laughed,” I’d not get on the wrong side of Minax.She has a very long memory

“She does, but so does my master.” the woman agreed. “But now where we…”

Caught by surprise,bLuNtMaN quickly asked, “And who is your master?:

Winking at him she replied, “I don’t kiss and tell, love.  I assume you are interested. stepping back she pointed to the claws on the ground next to the building.

Looking at them, bLuNtMaN saw they were the third part of the secret word, “Yes very interested.” reaching to pick them up.

She lightly pushed his hand from the claws, “Then we have an exchange, I give you the information, you do something interesting with it.”

“Like what?” he asked watching her carefully,leary of trusting her after the last encounter.

“Surprise me, set a few cities on fire for me.” blowing in to her hand.”

“You jest I hope.”  he said backing away.

Shaking her head in disappointment, “What, you don’t like to party or dance… such a bore. You didn’t really think I meant to burn the cities down?”

“Then now what?” bLuNtMaN asked, Moving closer to him, the Woman “Why then our business is concluded for now…All but one last bit. Didn’t you say you wanted to play?”  the air growing hot as she rubbed her hands together. “Here… have a ball! Try not to let the city burn.”  Manifestation of heat appeared.

1st attack

“I knew we couldn’t trust you!” shouted bLuNtMaN as he joined the battle.”

“But love, it’s only a bit of hot air..nothing to burn down the city.” she laughed blowing him a warm kiss. “See that draft is getting cold. All my lovely heat is being taken away.” Fire began to surround her,

“Do what you wish with the knowledge, I do not need to see the end result,” and she was gone.

As the battle raged on,  Agais joined us.  Stabbing a creature,he shouted, “We’ll talk after these things are killed!”

Battle won, bLuNtMaN handed Agaris the orb.

Looking at it in surprise, Agaris asked.”Where did you get it? It was lost months ago.”

“The Woman of fire dropped it off.” bLuNtMan quickly explained how she had gotten it.”

Perplexed Agaris looked at him, “She just gave it to you? Wasn’t this what she was after?”

“It seems not, she just said she liberated it.” bLuNtMaN shook his head.  “It is strange, she wasn’t concerned about the book either.” Then he frowned. “She also told us she had burned up on of Minax’s minions.”

“This is strange. I thought she was one of Minax’s servants?” Agaris said confused, “So she is… helping us? That does not make any sense.

Showing the claws to Agaris,”she felt that we would put the knowledge to good use.” bLuNtMaN answered adding. “She may have he own motive.”

Thinking about what he had learned, Agaris thought out loud. “It is clear the lady is from Felucca. I wonder what is going on there.”

He studied the orb, I think it’s better if I leave this to Evidia’s hands.

agaris after battle

Agaris: She was studying the orbs when we had them before.

Agaris: Wait at the hall,  I will send her there once I have retrieved the other orb and brought them both to her.

Arriving at the hall we found an excited Evidias.

“Hail, Evidias.” bLuNtMan greeted her, watching as she moved her hand between the orbs.

Wondering at the magic connecting the two artifacts…Evidias returned the greeting. “Do you know what there are?” she asked.

two orbs

bLuNtMan studied the orbs, “Portals? A door?”

“No, not a portal. More like…” she stopped and moved her hand between the orbs again. “A lock and a key, the door is the lock and the hinge is the key… it seems strange to say it that way. But the door is heavy and only swings on the hinges… it’s… fascinating…”

“Sweet.” bLuNtMan said smiling. “Could we use these?

Evidias began circling one orb around the other. “I bet we could.” She contiued moving the orb along invisible lines that only she could sense. As she did, there was a click. “Did you hear it?” she asked excitedly?

bLuNtMan nodded his head,”aye.” When he looked over at us, we also nodded in agreement.

Frowning Evidias stopped moving the orbs. “Someone must have used these to seal things away. A powerful mage….”

“Such as Minax?” bLuNtMan suggested.

“I do not know, but I do know what we can do with them. Do you want to see? Evidias asked impatiant to try her idea. Where was the shop…In south east Britain yes?” she said opening a gate.”This way.” Arriving at the shop, we found a note on the table.  After reading it, Evidias began moving around the room.

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“So… it must be here somewhere.” She looked around the shop then moved the orbs in the air. To our surprise she disappeared for a moment. Reappearing she began muttering to herself. “Why did they put it so far away?” Once more she used the orbs. This time a tear ripped between the two halves of Sosaria then was gone in a flash. Looking down at the lock and key, she shook her head. I have a feeling these were not meant to be found. She moved to  dagger and scroll were. “The dagger appears cursed somehow… and that scroll is…I do not like the feel of these, I’ll ask the king to send mages to find a way to move it.”

the dagger

Shivering she moved away from them. “bLuNtMan, wasn’t there a dagger mentioned in one of the reports.”

“Yes, it was in Vesper.” he answered.

“Hum, But there is… something else here.” She began to follow the the invisible lines in the air. Stopping she stared at the spot when they met. “I wonder,” Evidias said as she used the orbs magic to turn the lock. A gate opened and we stepped through arriving in Felluca’s Vesper. With a feeling dread bLuNtMan prepared to defend Evidias. She had moved toward the side of the bank and was looking at some things on the ground. Moving next to her, he could see that it was armor with a note beside it.

who was this

“The armor… is enchanting but the magic is… painful…We should… go back… I feel so weak. It feels as if my magic is being siphoned from me.”  Before bLuNtMan could catch her, she fell. Her magic hidding her.

Hearing movment behind him, bLuNtMan turned to find Telemer Agent of Minax behind him. “What are you doing here. We drove you off once and will do it again.”  bLuNtMan demanded.

he is back

Telemer smiled, “I seem to remember leveling the lot of you. Now please politely walk away and I will retrieve my Lady’s new gifts.”

bLuNtMan stepped in front of the armor. “I can’t let you do that.”

“Have you forgotten my whispers?” and Telemer began to summon them. “Can’t you hear them?”

Telemer seemed to weaken. Holding his head in pain, Telemer looked at him, “What…are you doing to me? Stop… it…”

 

evidas or firey lady at work

Knowing that it was the armor, bLuNtMaN quickly saw how he could use the information. “Weakling. It is so easy to steal your magic.” and he laughed at Telemer.

“What kind of trickery is this. You can’t do this!”  Telemer shouted moving to toward the portal.  Suddenly he stumbled, weakened by the magic. Moving back he shouted, “Eldevian, show yourself! Minax will not take kindly to failure. Do your worst.”

From the shadows, we heard a voice. “You will burn to a pile of ash!” shouted Eldevian the Mischevious summoning Slitherfiends.

the monster

 

between life and death

Telemer and she disappeared. But not before dropping a strange object by the building.

In the midst of the battle,Evidias reappeared leaning on the wall.  “My lady are you okay?” bLuNtMaN asked.

“I’m still to weak to help with the battle,” she replied.

“No matter my lady. The battle will soon be over. Already their numbers are smaller.”

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As he predicted, the battle  soon ended. We all moved to where Evidias waited. She was looking down at an object, “Where did this come from? Its magic is strong. Evidias moved away from it. As she did her strengh returned. Moving back towards it, she became weak again. “Its magic is strong. Evidias studied it, “Now I know why the Woman didn’t go for the object.  She fears the armor as well.” she moved towards it again, then quickly moved back. “Yes, the stronger your magic, the weaker is makes you…Imagine if Minax got a hold of this, and used it against the King.”

pixes for the win

 

“If a powerful mage locked it away, it makes sense it was to protect magic.’ bLuNtMaN said frowning. “But I’m more worried that the Woman of Fire isn’t working with Minax.”

Evidias thought about what bLuNtMaN said, “I agree that is worrisome. I’m sure we will find more about who she is working for.”  Turning to bLuNtMaN she smiled. “bLuNtMaN… you did well.”

I think he believed you were making him weak.”

“ty.” bLuNtMaN said laughing. “Who will tell him I wasnt!

“Maybe he does not know what we found yet.” Evidias smiled back. “I’m sure he will stay far away from you.

Evidias stared at the strange carvings in the torture chamber. Not words, just shapes. They must fit together somehow.*

magic torture chamber

“Hum…what is it? bLuNtMaN asked catchting Evidias as she stumbled.

“Perhaps someone can take us back to the hall. I’m still feeling to weak to cast a gate.” bLuNtMaN quickly opened a gate and helped her through.

Once the torture chamber was secure. Evidias traced the indents in it. It should be safe here until we decode it.”

Looking thoughtful bLuNtMaN looked at the object.

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“What is it, bLuNtMaN.” Evidias asked stumbling.

Worried bLuNtMaN,offering his arm for support. “Are you Okay?’

Leaning on his arm, She smiled at him, “Thank you I’m just a little weak. You had a thought?”

“Yes, If it took magic to lock all of this away… and it drains magic. How was it locked away?”
“I do not know.” Evidias replied, “You are right.  How did they lock it away to begin with?” staring at the strange orbs. “Someone sealed these things long ago it seems, when the world was separated.  They might hold the answers.”

“Still it is strange.  Who left them for us to find. It seems as if it was a trap.” bLuNtMaN said. “But I don’t think it was the Woman of Fire. She seems to be helping us or at least not working against us.”

“Is she helping us…You might be right,she views Minax as an enemy and we do the same for now… ? She is a puzzle.” Evidias said rubbing her forehead.”Perhaps, I do not know, I did not feel any ill intent from her, danger yes, mischievousness, yes. But not ill intent.”

Looking at the three objects,hidding a secret word.  Evidias sighed, “For now we seem to have stopped Minax, from obtaining something to use to kill King Blackthorn, and possibly Lord British. But that raises another problem, are there more of these objects hidden throughout Trammel/Felucca? What is happening in Felucca. its getting crazy! It is a shame Felucca has been so cut off from us”

Still woozy from the armor. She leaned again on bLuNtMaN’s arm.

Looking worried,”You need to rest my lady.” he suggested.

Nodding,”I am tired. I think… that the objects are stuck between worlds still. So, without the orbs, perhaps they cannot reach them? There is nothing more we can do until I learn more.”

“My Lady may I escort you back to the Castle?” bLuNtMaN asked.

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Evidias smiled up at him, “Thank you, I am still unsteady.”

“More than honored.” bowing he walked out with her.”

Evidias turned back to us. “Good bye my friends.  I hope to know more when I see you again.”

 

Minion of Minxa Attacks

March 09, 2015 By: Tamais Category: Lake Austin News

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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 reports that Minax has sent more followers into Trammel .” Shivering Thalia looked around to see the reactions of the others. The others were as shocked she was. “I do have some good news, Evidias was looking at the parchments in Britain, and realized that there was a unique sort of magic behind them. I did not understand half of what she was rambling about. But I did get the idea that she meant to try to trace its path, back to the book.”

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“That indeed is good news.” Lady Thalia noticed that Agaris was still frowning, “but why do I have the feeling that there is more?”

Agaris nodded, “While we know that the book is still in Ter-Mur. We have been unable to connect it’s magic to the Pillar we found.”

“Hum, has there been any signs of the other two words?” She asked.

Agaris shook his head, “Not yet. The guards reported that Adrian broke into the Britain Hall and was scribbling notes about the markings on the pillar. We are still trying to find out why the Thieves’ Guild is interested.” He turned to look at the pillar, “I believe that the book and the pillar are not related. Some how the guild seems to be one step ahead of us. I more trust the guild as much I would trust a starving man standing over the body of a half dead noble not to stab them and take their coin. While opening a gate, he told us that Evidias was waiting for us in Ter-Mur.” I’ve taken enough of your time. You should hurry to met her.”

We found a puzzled Evidias standing on the stairs leading to the city while drawing a few symbols in the air. At first she didn’t notice our arrival.

ter mur

“Greetings my lady, how are you and the weld? Well I hope?” Lady Thalia asked?

She looked up in surprise and smiled. “Hello, Thalia, we are all fine. The weld are in good spirits. A little one has begun to learn to fly.” Talking to herself, she drew more symbols in the air, “No, that isn’t right.” batting one symbol away. She is moving again. At least she doesn’t have the book yet.” Evidias began to walk into the city. “I need to get further away from her.” she drew the symbols again. “No that’s no good…she’s in the city. Maybe more to the west.” Evidias walked a little west. That’s better, she’s not interfering with it as much?”

Puzzled the gathering looked at each other “My lady who are you talking about? Who is this she?” some one asked.
Evidias continued as if she had not heard the question. “The inn…No… the trail is to cold.” Evidias looked up.”Oh, she is the one who picked up the book.”

Still not sure who Evidias was talking about, Thalia asked if it was the lady with the bright orange hair?

“Yes, but it is more… fiery than orange. I saw her from a distance, talking to one of the Gargoyles.” Shaking her head, “She did something to the book. Now it has started answering her as if it is charmed. The book’s magic is interfering with my tracing where it has gone.”

“That must be strong magic to interfere with you, Evidias.” Thalia said frowning.

“Yes and now it keeps stopping the spell.” Evidias looked at us. “But I don’t think she is aware that the book is interfering. It is more like her magic is mixing with the book’s trail. That is what is causing the spell to mix-up. I need try to follow the magic.

At last after going north west. As we came up to some tents, she stopped. Shaking her head ,”No, not here. Too easy to find it in the refugee camp.” Evidias continued up the road. After a while we came to a hut. In front of it was a small fire. “This is the place.” Evidias studying the fire. “Yes, she walked around the fire then went into the hut.”

the search

“My lady,” Adrianna shouted excitedly, “Here is the book!” Smiling at Adrianna, Evidias approached the book. Suddenly fire surrounded it. “Fire!” Why did she choose fire.” Evidias asked in surprise. “Why didn’t she could have placed it like the parchments.” Evidias shivered. “I feel something in the air. Sniffing the air, “Do you smell that?” All of the group shook their heads no. Closing her eyes, “I hear footsteps She is coming back.” Evidias looked at the book and approached it again. As before fire appeared around it. “Hum, I know I’ll hid the book and myself. Maybe then the woman will leave.” With a few words, Evidias and the book vanished just as the woman walked up to us.

“I knew heard footsteps.” her eyes narrowed when she saw us. “I knew it.” She ran into the hut. “Who took my book? I know one of you has it, give it to me!’

“What book?” Lady Thalia asked pretending to be confused. Looking at the others do any of you know about a book?” Everyone shook their heads no.

“I know one of you has it, I don’t suppose you could just return my book could you?” her voice slide thought the air like liquored honey and a hint of fire. “Any one who returns my book can have anything they want” she said smiling sweetly.

the woman

The air began to have the slight scent of fire. “What book? asked Lady Thalia. ” I don’t see any book.”

“Oh dearie…with your pretty eyes, tell me where it is. I can give you whatever you want.” she said reaching a hand out to touch her.

Baring his teeth, Artemis moved beside her. “I don’t think my friend would like you to do that.” Thalia said resting a hand on the greater dragon’s neck.

Suddenly the woman rubbed her forehead as if in pain. ” Your friend, she is close…I can feel it…blue hair. What is she doing?”

“”What friend?” Thalia replied,” This all of us.”

“Fine… fine.” the woman smiled again. the sweetest sickening smile I had ever seen. “Perhaps I should do this another way. Do you like fire…I like fire.” as she spoke the air began to turn hot. “I love fire…it burns away everything I hate.”

death

As she began blowing into her hands. Her hot breath casting a spell summoning creatures made of fire. She continued to rub her hands together “Come…make them warm, so warm they melt and burn.” Drawing their weapons, the warriors attacked. Their weapons shimmering with the cold spells cast upon them.

fire

“You cannot dull a fire” the woman laughed. “It will burn on anything. Even your pretty clothes will burn turning to ash.”

As soon as one creature was killed she summoned another. Soon the air was so hot it her robe caught fire. Flinging it aside she waved a hand dismissing it. “Everything burns…even my pretty robe.” the woman said laughing.

At last the fire creatures were defeated. Frowning she looked at the burnt ground, “And still I cannot see where the book is. Hum, I suppose I will simply follow you. Eventually you will lead me to it. Not the book…perhaps it.” Then looking at us she began to rub her hands together.” I have something for you. A parting gift. Yes something special.” Blowing into her hands, she summoned Infernal spirits, then disappeared.

promised fire

Before the group could move, everything dissolved into darkness as Infernal Spirit of the Fire’s burning eyes filled their vision. Quickly recovering, Lady Thalia released Artemis as did the other tamers.

prortected by fire elementals

When the battle was over, Evidias reappeared, stumbling while she let out a hot breath. “I found the book but… the magic tried to burn me for the inside. she…is….something. The way she has command of fire. I could feel it… like hot coals underfoot, like she was trying to        make me move.”

returned

As Evidias recovered, Thalia explained what had been said. “She is going to follow us, hoping we will lead her to you and the book.”

“Follow you? I think it is the other way around after watching what she did in Ter-Mur. We need to leave. Where did the man go first with the book? Luna?”  Thalia nodded yes.

Evidias opened a gate to Luna. When we arrived she went right to the locked down parchment. “This is where he opened a gate?” she asked. Studying the parchment she shook her head. It wasn’t just a gate, it was a rip in space, but little more? Not a message at all, he was discarding the book. Hold on, Agaris gave me some runes. Lets see what they tell us. We grew silent as she chanted the runes, “Etem sipra, solust…” Nothing happened.

 

trail to lluna“What kind of spell is this? There was another rune to Vesper right?” and she opened a gate to Vesper’s bank. Once again she chanted the spell. This spell… its like it reads what has happened in a place.  I wonder, where that dagger is now and what it did? It seems tied to a long ago Moonglow. No matter.” She looked again at the page. “Maybe these are not clues.”

Lady Thalia pointed at the parchment, “We thought perhaps the pages were runes that would open a gate.”

vesper bank

Evidias thought about what Lady Thalia said, “That is a possibility, we need to keep going.” They are in a hurry to find something. Were there another parchment?”

“Yes my lady, one at the east Britain provisioner shop. Quickly we gated to the shop. Going in side to the parchment, she repeated the spell, “There is something here, I can feel it more than see it. .A powerful relic lies buried in between the mirrors of Trammel and Felucca, but it is cloaked in magic spells. Where was the other parchment?

fel

“In Castle Blackthorn’ court yard.” Thalia replied.

Arriving Evidias studied the parchment. “There are faint traces of an object called the Chaos Hinge. Traces of it still persist but it has been moved. Picking up the parchment she studied it before dropping it. Strange, Agaris found it in the old hall and kept it.”

more chaos orb

“Where there are hinges, is there not also a door?” Thalia asked.

Evidias shook her head. No, he said there was another orb. It was lost some where. Hum, a hinge and a door.

“Like the door we found in Ocllo, the one we couldn’t really open?”

Evidias nodded, “Yes like that…but…wait a moment. A door you cannot open perhaps you are on to something. Maybe you cannot open the door because it isn’t there and there are no hinges.” She looked at the note again. The King and Agaris must be told.”

Evidias turned to leave, “I will inform the King. Go and tell Agaris what we have found. He should be at the hall.” she said and recalled out.

Quickly we went to the hall. Horrified, we found Telemer an Agent of Minax there.

an agent for Minxa

“Who are you?’ he demanded, “So you have part of it….but you know nothing.” He tried to run. But found it was blocked by Artemis and Lady Thalia.

‘You said we have part of it. Part of what?”Thalia asked.

“l know nothing… and neither do you.” he whispered. “You hear nothing…nothing but whispers. They come to you like little snakes crawling on your skin.” he began laughing, “Can’t you hear the whispers. So sweet and wonderful. Allow me to leave you with a final whisper.” His last whisper summoned strange whispers.

whispering voices

They were deadly, but quickly defeated. As the last one was killed, Agaris arrived.

Grabbing one eat and pressing his hand against it, “What was that sound?”

artimas

“Whispers, a agent of Minax summoned them. While we fought them, he escaped.” Lady Thalia explained.

“An Agent of Minax?” Agaris still pressing his hand to his head. Trying to stop the ringing sound of whispers. “Did he tell you anything?”

All of the group nodded yes, while Thalia answered. “He said we have part of something but know nothing.”

“Evidias says you got the book, but the Lady wasn’t what she appeared to be?” Agaris shook his head to clear the last of the ringing.

“No, she seems to command legions of fire. She doesn’t seem to be working with Minax though. Lady Thalia replied.

As I passed Evidias, “she said you found something in East Britain?

“Yes, Agaris, We found we found a scroll that spoke of an ancient relic buried between the mirrors of Trammel and Felucca. We also found traces of something called the Chaos hinge.” answered Thalia.

“Ah the hinge was an object I recovered. Other things were lost though…the door that wouldn’t open. Agaris frowned. “Perhaps the objects are things left behind when Trammel was created.”

“Evidias said that there was a mirror between the two lands and a red moon gate.” Lady Thalia paused, “didn’t Nystul use the gem of immortality to divide the worlds?”

“I don’t know, I did read that he used a crystal of some. Maybe certain objects were trapped between. No one knows exactly what happened when Trammel was created along side of Felluca. I should inform the King before anything else happens. He was there perhaps he knows more.” sighing Agaris,”Rest and we shall prepare for what comes next. It seems we won’t have to wait long.” He stalked off into the shadows.

 

The Orb of Chaos

February 14, 2015 By: Tamais Category: Lake Austin News

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Frowning Governor Jahajx Jov examined the dusty tower that Agaris brought. “You said these have been found the swamps outside Trinisc?”

tower

 

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 attacking each other and thing else in the swamps.”

The Governor carefully ran his hand across the carvings, “One third of a secret word. Have you found the other two parts of the secret word?”

“No,” Agaris said shaking his head. “But we did find what was stolen from Vesper, a pendant. The jeweler said it was made of the same jade as the tower with carvings on it. I think they are connected. When I asked where he got it, he said an old man had brought it in to sell. What  was odd, he  said, he gave the man less gold than it was worth and it didn’t seem to bother the man.”

“What of Adrian and the thieves guild? Do we know more about their involvement?” the Governor asked?”

“While I managed to track down Adrian. He was not very forthcoming with information, but the Thieves Guild seems to want the pendant as well. He simply laughed and said he didn’t seem to know anything. He hadn’t cared why they wanted it and didn’t bother to inquire.” Frowning, Agaris added, “Which of course, means he knows exactly why they want it. Before I could find out more, he disappeared. Slippery fellow that one.”

“What news of the strangers,” Jov asked? “Have they been found or what they are looking for?”

“We haven’t learn much more about the 4 strangers either. Agaris replied. “The woman has been visiting Ter-Mur for several days now, coming and going out of the city. She visited the palace as well. It sounds like she is searching for something or someone.”

“Do we know who she’s been meeting in Ter-mur?” asked Governor Jov.

“Jov, that is the odd thing. She has been avoiding contact with almost everyone. The Gargoyle’s said she seemed curious but harmless.” Agaris answered. “We are hoping she would lead us to one of the others perhaps, a contact, or anything.

“Has the man with the book been found?” frowning Governor Jov asked.

As Agaris was shaking his head, a royal messenger handed him a note. Reading it, he looked at Governor Jov. “The mage with the book has just been found. He is at the west Bank in Trinsic.” Without losing any time, he opened a gate. “Approach with caution. We don’t want to scare him off before we get the book.”

Arriving at the bank, Governor Jov found the man looking at the bank and then his book. “Greetings stranger, what brings you to my fair city?

 

the brown haird man

 

Looking up the mage replied, “I’m just meeting a few friends.” looking nervously around, “Such a fair city, Trinsic is. Even the Governor comes out to greet you.”

“Ah, well new comers are always welcome! Who are your friends that are coming? I might know where they are.” Jov watched the man peering into the book.

Tapping his foot, the man tried to smile, “Oh, they have never been here before. I wanted to show them around.”

Just then some one in the crowded shouted, kill him and take the book.

Hearing the mention of the book, the mage held it closer ,”You should do something about the riff raff in your city though. Threatening a man in broad daylight.”

 

a mage

 

Motioning to a city guard, Jov tried to reassure the man. “You have nothing to fear within these walls. The city guards keep a close eye on anything going on.

“We were looking for a particular place.” the mage said opening his book. “Its near here.”

“A particular place?” Jov ask. “very few know this city as I do. perhaps I can help.”

Bowing, the mage shook his head. “No thank you, my friend is bringing the location. I can see that this is a busy day. I take it, some kind of festival is happening near here? Perhaps I should make way for you.” He began to move down the street. His way quickly blocked.

“No festival. every day is a party in my fair city.” Jov said moving closer to the man. “”This just a busy market day

“So many people for market day, I really should move along.” looking slyly at the book, he opened it. “Oh, you want my book? Maybe you just want what’s in it…? He turned to a page and began to chanting a spell. “Well here is something to play with.”

 

death  hounds

 

Governor Jov and his friends were suddenly attacked by large black wolves. Jov made a grab for the book.

Summoning another wolf, the mage slapped Jov’s hand away, “Get your hand off that! He pulled a parchment out of his robe. Burning the marks on to it, he sealed it to the ground and jumped through a portal.

“Follow him!” Governor Jov shouted. “The city guard can deal with these wolves.”

 

summoned hounds

Not wanting to leave the Governor and guard, it was decided that only a few of us would follow the mage. Stepping through the gate, we found ourselves at the Luna bank. The mage was busy marking another parchment. Seeing us, he quickly sealed the parchment to the ground and opened a portal. “So you want my book?  Try to get it.” laughing, he threw it through the portal.

 

book where.

 

We ran to the portal trying to go through before it closed.” I see Ter Mur!” some one shouted. While we were focused on getting the book, he opened another portal and tried to slip away. We followed him through the gate. Arriving we found that Governor Jov and his guards had surrounded the mage. “Where in Ter Mur did you send the book?”

Smiling he replied, “Wouldn’t you like to know. Do what you want, but you won’t get it.”

Hoping to surprise him, Jov told him that the towers had been found and that Agaris has them.

It worked. He stepped away in surprise, demanding to know how we got them. “So your are the ones following us. ” Back off, the guild doesn’t take kindly to being followed.”

What guild could he be talking about, the thieves’ guild or another? Governor Jov decided to see if he could trick more information out of the mage. “You know we, of the thieves guild, frown on what you are doing. We know you took a pendant and demand you give it to us.” Unfortunately the ruse backfired. Instead of being surprised, the mage bowed, “Thank you for the information. Did you hear that Lira, you were right.” Then throwing down some powder, he disappeared.

 

lira

 

Lira? Looking around the governor saw a small jade figure. The figure began to speak.

“So….you took my towers. Do you know how long it took me to carve them?” she demanded.

“Well since they were dusty, too long.” Jov replied. “They weren’t very well carved,” he added.

“Dusty, you’re calling my finest works, dusty? Lira the Cursed stamped her foot in rage. “I hand crafted them. You clearly know nothing of craftsmanship.”

“Out of curiosity, why did you carve them?” Lady Thalia asked?

Lira looked puzzled, “Why to spread discord. All those monsters killing each other. You can keep those statues… they were failures anyhow. They should have made the people attack each other… not the creatures.

“Why would want to use your art to sow discord?”

Frowning, Lira shook her head, “Only someone from Trammel ask that. Minax was right, you are all idiots here. I don’t know why they say we can find the artifact here.” she mumbled to herself. “Why place such a pretty chaos orb here.” She stopped remembering us, “Minax will not be pleased, I’ve said to much. No matter I can salvage this, I’ll kill all of you. Come my pets.”

 

deadly dog

 

Everything around us dissolved into darkness as Phantasmal Cu Sidhes’ burning eyes filled our vision. An infernal ooze setting equipment on fire.

Looking at us, Lira asked for us to attack each other as a teeny, tiny little favor. “Yes, all you have to do, is a poke here…a stab there and a few fire spells. It’s nothing really.

We moved to surround her. Lady Thalia raised her hand to slap Lira. “I’d rather smack you.”

Jumping back, Lira look slyly at us. “Wha… why not? We’re friends, don’t friends kill each other when they need to?”

“You don’t have to worry about Minax, you wont be making it past us.” Sad Panda replied,”

“How rude, Lira said backing way. Fine I tried to be nice and make things easy. But noo you wouldn’t just die. Now I’ll do it myself.” She summoned more Cu Sidhes.

 

fire hazard

 

Shaking his head in disbelief, Governor Jov signaled for the royal guards and spies to attack. The power of the Phantasmal Cu Shidhes was overwhelming. Regrouping, it was decided that the greater dragons and warriors would focus their attack on the Cu Shidhes. The mages divided their forces. Some took charge of healing while other directed their attacks on Lira.

so many deaths

 

Finding the battle was turning to our favor, she shouted, “You will burn to a pile of ash! while casting fire spells. When that was not effective she tried to bargain with us. ” Ouch that hurts! Hey stop that, this dress is new! Fine you can keep the statues, I can make more. Come on, pretty please, just die already.”

 

fire death

 

At last the mages’ poison spells over came her. Poisoned she sank to the ground

“Hey stop that! I’m not feeling so good…. Minax… isn’t going to be… happy….” her last words as greater dragon stepped on her.

 

dragon wins

 

 

After the battle we meet up with Agaris. He was disturbed when told that Lira had been working for Minax. “Did she make new statues? he asked. “I guessed it was only a matter of time, before Minax decided to start poking her head into Trammel  So… the chaos orb. That would explain why they did not take anything from the shops. If they are on an errand for Minax.””Have we found out what the parchments mean? Governor Jov questioned? “We were unable to get the book?”

Sighing, Agaris shook his head. “No and we still have no idea what they are for. They are marking those locations for some reason. I wonder if its some sort of… map or trail, but for who?

“The group seems to all be looking at separate things.” Thalia pointed out. “If they seek the orb, perhaps this is a trail that leads to it.

Agaris nodded, “It appears so, if they aren’t quite sure what they are after, could buy us time.”

We began tossing ideas out. “Wait a moment…What if the parchments… are more like a compass?” Agaris suggested.

“But most Compasses have 4 main points.” Lady Thalia said. “Perhaps with Luna as the center?”

Looking at his notes, Jov pointed out, “The parchment in my city, doesn’t fit with the others. Neither did the one found in Luna. Perhaps they message from the mage. He did seem panicked.”

“Excellent point, I don’t believe the Trinsic and Luna parchments were part of it. I think the Mage was trying to leave behind a message for the others. Telling them he was caught and had to abandon the search in Trinsic.

 

another clue

 

Looking at each other we all agreed that was possible.

So… Trinsic was a message, and perhaps Luna telling them where he ditched the book? In case he was captured?” Agaris said while thinking out loud.

While continuing the discussion, Diggy brought up the idea that instead of map, they might be recall runes. “They are trying to open some kind of gate”.

“Aye,” Jov nodded in agreement.I was just thinking the same. thing. Or perhaps something similar to moonstones.”

“So…It is either that, or they need to open a gate in a specific place. “Yes, that would make sense.” Agaris said frowning. ” I’m betting it is something simple we are missing. I will send some spies into Ter-Mur to look for the book. on the off chance, that you were right.Suddenly he frowned, “That is going to be difficult. Relations are not bad by any means, but openly keeping spies in the Royal City? I’ll go inform the inform the King. He will be able to explain the problem to Queen Zhah. She needs to know that Minax is involved and that she has people looking for the Orb of Chaos.” still frowning Agaris left us. Our discussion went well into the night. But we were no closer to solving the mystery than before. At last each of us retired to our beds. Answers sometimes come in dreams.

Wanted: Information and Code Breakers

January 29, 2015 By: Tamais Category: Lake Austin News

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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 hair. Little is know of this man.

Fourth man, Adrian, known member of the thieves guild. Has black hair and a winning way.

The woman has long orange hair, silvery eyes wearing a expensive black robe. After use of potions, Thought to be an alchemist and dangerous.

Needed code breakers to decode found parchments. Parchment postion marked by red ruby.

Found at Castle Blackthorn-parchment has two burned corners and three marks in the middle

Found at Vesper docks- parchment has three burned corners and 4 marks in the middle

Found at Vesper bank-parchment has one burned corner and 2 marks in the middle

Found that the south East Britian provsioner shop-four burned corners and 2 marks in the middle

Found at the Britian jewlery shop-parchement four burned and 2 marks.

If you find another, report it at once to Agaris.

 

Strangers Sightings

January 29, 2015 By: Tamais Category: Lake Austin News

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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 had been taken. “Tamias, I need you to talk to the witnesses. When Captain Corian or I tried to question them, they refused to talk to us. Someone has threatened them to the point they are scared to speak.”

Sighing I agreed to speak with them. People, even scared, will often speak to a bard. His look told me that there was more he wasn’t telling me. “Agaris, what are you keeping from me?” Looking around, he told me that strange parchments had been found. On them a code of some sort. He then showed me the one in the Castle Blackthorn’s courtyard. “None of our spies have been able to decipher the messages. Looking at the parchment, I made a drawing of it.

the first clue

I found the first witness waiting for me in the hall. “Greetings Elona, I understand you saw a strange man. Could I ask some questions?”

“Who… who are you…” she asked looking around the room. Seeing us seemed to make her feel a little safer. I told her that Agaris had sent us to find more of what she knew. ” He, he could not… oh…I saw him only out of the corner of my eye. I barely saw anything honestly. But, you don’t want to know… what… what happened? I can leave?” she pleaded. “You will be protected. Even now Agaris is placing guards. We must know what you saw.”

em hall witness

 Nervously she told us what she had seen.  “Well, I was walking down by the library to deliver bread,  from the shadows, he was staring at me. I thought he was somewhat handsome, but then he gave me an odd look.”

“Don’t be nervous,” I tried to reassure her. “How was the look odd?”

“He just kept watching me… was toying with his blade. It made me nervous. Never said a word, just toyed with that wicked curved blade.”

“I can understand why he made you nervous. Was there anything special you noticed?”

“No, Except… for that tattoo… It was… a bird.” After thanking her, we turned to leave. Touching my arm she whispered. “He wasn’t alone. I don’t remember how many there were, but there was a woman. She told them to go to the Vesper by docks. Please don’t tell anyone what I told you.”

It was decided to check out the Vesper docks. The docks seemed normal, until we reached the end. There was Arame, a fisherwoman, trying to avoid us. Seeing that she couldn’t get by us, “You’re here for fish right? Could some of you, maybe wait until the fishing boats come in?” When we told her that we hadn’t come for fish,  she tried to sell us bait and poles. I asked if she had seen any strange folks. She shook her head, ” No, I have been here all day. Just the docks, nowhere near the buildings north of here. Here all day.” Jittery, she glanced at the buildings north of the dock. Reassuring her that she was safe, I asked what was special about the buildings. Looking around, sighing, she continued. “Did you see what they did? They broke in…They broke into one of the buildings north of here.

“We have had other reports about strange men. Did you notice how many there were?”

wistness 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She nodded ,” Yes, Three men, and a woman. One had a hood and a tattoo his left arm, he was, nice looking but mean. Asked if they wanted some fish and he told me to shut up.” Stamping her foot in anger, “No reason to be mean, I was just offering to sell fish. The nice lady came up to me and apologized for the hooded man. Pretty she was, long orange hair with an expensive black skirt.” They went towards the bank.

Thank you for your help, I have one more question,”Did the man seem like a bodyguard?

” Shivering Armane answered, “No not a bodyguard, a killer, he was. Heading towards the bank they were, I will be glad not to see them again.” As we began to walk to the bank, she called me back. “Before they left, they dropped the parchment.”Noting what was on it, I copied it.

2nd note

 

Arriving at the bank, I saw the others had begun to question Thomas, another witness.

3rd witness

 

Like the others he didn’t want to speak with us, instead asking for gold to buy a drink. Jingling some coins, I told him the coins were his after answering some questions. “Ques… tions for gold? I will tell you all about Vesper! he babbled. “This here is the Vesper bank. Over there is a mage shop. Lets see… that lamppost is my favorite.” Hiccupping he held out this hand. You wanted to know about Vesper, right?”

I shook my head, “No, we need to know about any strange people you have seen. A tattooed man and a woman with orange hair. Did you see them?”

Thomas’s hiccups grew worse, ” No… no one… not a thing… I said I saw nothing!” I noticed that he was holding his arm seemly cut by a sword.

“Thomas, did the man with the sword cut you?”

He looked at me in surprise. ” He… cut me for watching them. Told me to go fall over in a ditch, and forget what I saw.” After his wound had been bandaged, he told us that there had been three of them, two men and a pretty lady with orange hair. She had odd silvery looking eyes… it was… haunting they were. Worried he pointed towards the jewelry shop. “I saw them break in. The brown haired man came out with some thing small. I thought he put it in his bag. When he dropped it, i looked inside. I swear, I wasn’t thinking about stealing nothing, I just was curious.” he eagerly told us. “The bag, it had something stitched into it. I went over and picked up the bag with the initials LER.

bag at vesper bank

I also noticed another dropped parchment. I made my drawing before going back. The others had found out that Thomas had heard them arguing loudly where to go next. “The brown haired man, told them to meet at the Profuse Provisions, I think it’s in southeast Britain?” Looking at the gold I gave him, he added, ” They were talking something about a heist in Trinsic in a week, and depositing something in Luna Bank after the heist.

3rd clue

Trusting the others to find and question the next witness, I went to tell Agrais what we had found so far. Unable to find him I hurried to the shop. There the others had just finished questioning Miranda. They showed me the cutlass left on the ground. Its strange handle marked with the word “SIVRANE.

cutless

Inside the shop I found yet another parchment. After making my drawing, the gathering told me she said the three men and lady had headed into Britain. They were going to the jewelry shop.

 

4th parchement

Hoping to catch up with the four, we gated to the shop. We were too late. Standing outside the owner of the shop, Devrone, who tried to sell us lovely ring or necklace. When told that we were following three people, two men and a woman. He became nervous, looking around “Well at least you aren’t rude like the last people.”  He replied.

 

brit witness

 “But there were four men not three.” The one seemed to be following them.

Hum, I thought to my self. Who was this fourth man. “What can you tell us about the first three men ?”

He thought for a minute, “Well, there was one called Sivrane. Shifty looking fellow, had a hood on couldn’t see his face or anything. I did see a weird bird tattoo. He was arguing with the other man. Couldn’t hear what it was about. Frowning he added, “The brown haired man left a parchment.  But the way that man was looking at his book, I am pretty sure there’s something odd about the parchment. He kept making sure he burned the right corners. Heard him cuss when he accidently burned the wrong edge, crumpled up the parchment and threw it away.” I went to copy it. “I wouldn’t touch it if I were you. That Sivrane guy, told me if I touched the paper, he’d kill me… so…I left it alone.”

brit jewlery

 

When asked if he had seen a lady, he blushed. “Yes, a pretty lady, bright orange hair, really nice smile with slivery eyes. With the attention she gave me I think she was trying to distract me. Don’t know from what. She seemed disinterested in what the two men were doing.”

“Did they take anything from your shop?” I asked.

“No, they didn’t even go in, just stared at the building. Before they left, I heard one say they were robbing Trinsic, in a week.” Devrone, then  tod us that when they left the woman went a different direction. The men left towards the bank, But the lady went east. He said it was after they had left, the fourth man arrived. He was sketch and really shady. Nice fellow though, even brought a  silver locket. He seemed very interested in the parchment. Studied it, then followed the three men.  Asked to describe the man, all Devorne could remember was he had black hair and that he said his name was Adrian.

I started back to the castle. I needed to organize what I had learned. On the way I ran into Agaris hiding in the shadows. I told him what I had learned. He was surprised when I told him about Adrian.

“Hum, charming man, black hair, pleasant attitude named Adrian? Can’t be a coincidence. What is the thieves guild doing mixed up in this.” Unable to answer, I asked it he had seen the orange hair lady.

“Unfortunately I did. Ran into up by the sewers. She was asking me why I was following them… I told her she was pretty and I was in love, I think she believed it. But when I continued to follow here, Until she threw a bunch of purple potions my way in an alley and disappeared. Almost got me with one of them.” It was hard not to laugh his expression talking about the potions. I took my leave to organize my notes. I assured him, I’d have the descriptions in a couple of hours.

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Lake Austin Developers Meet and Greet-January 21st

January 23, 2015 By: Tamais Category: Lake Austin News

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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.

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: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Good evening Lake Austin

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Good Evening everyone

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Hi Rasesar

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: good evening :)

first qeustion

 

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: seems you are our only question tonight

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: aye :) so i can ask a few questions

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: curious: can we get any spoilers on the next publish? date and what will be in it?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Our next publish is a bug fix

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: but I will give you one hint to the one after

: [Crystal] Misk says: ONE bug fix…

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we are doing currency conversion!

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: nice!

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: will we be able to do large quantity trades in the trade window? 500M?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: the rest will be revealed a little later

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: yes money will be transferred via trade window with a slide

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: fantastic!

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Yes we feel its long over do

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: ok next question: I have been noticing lots of multiboxers at events and blatant cheaters.

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: are these being policed at all or is something being done?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I have answered this question every time

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: oh

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Its a matter of catching them macroing at this point

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: if the GM’s catch them unattended they will action them

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: ok so that’s interesting. you say “unattended”

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: the players may still be attended despite mirroring keyboard and mouse inputs across characters

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: this is illegal is it not? controlling multiple characters with single keyboard and mouse inputs

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Since Supreeme put in the multi client option he opened the door to this

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: the only way we can action anyone is to get them macroing

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: at this time

: [Crystal] Bleak says: attended play of multiple accounts is not illegal

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: what about using programs to mirror actions across clients

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: with “attended” keystrokes

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I will only say the only thing we can do is action against unattended macroing

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: ok so its legal. roger

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: last question

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: can I get my masks dyed 😀 after the m&g

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: depends on how late we are

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: depends too

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: ok cool thanks

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thanks =)

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: thank you all

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: have a good night

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thank you

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: hi

: [Crystal] Garion says: Hello and welcome to LA. =)

better turn out

: [Crystal] Garion says: I appreciate your visit and want to thank you all for so many years of fun

: [Crystal] Garion says: I have two questions.

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thank you

: [Crystal] Garion says: First, I know in the past you have talked about revamping the bod system.

: [Crystal] Garion says: at least as far as the rewards go. is there any thought to making it more point based…..

: [Crystal] Garion says: ….for turning in as some of the bods are rather not worth it to do?

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: We’ve talked about that in the past

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Where you get to pick the reward based on an accumulated pool of points

: [Crystal] Garion says: right.

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: That is certainly something we’ll look at when we take a look at the BoDs

: [Crystal] Garion says: *nods* this sort of relates to the issue I emailed you on Mesanna.

: [Crystal] Garion says: its still a problem

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: umm hun I get over 300 emails a day

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: can you be a little more specific

: [Crystal] Garion says: the one on the problem with incorrect bod rewards

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: ok

: [Crystal] Garion says: not sure if I should say it publicly

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: go ahead you started it =)

: [Crystal] Garion says: Ok. some of the tailor LBODs are producing incorrect and higher rewards than one should get.

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: You know the rates were changed in 2008

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: to improve the rates

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: they are not incorrect

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we did test this

: [Crystal] Garion says: yes but lately I have been getting a lot of barbed kits and 120 PS on things that historically

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: and all the test were found to be as design of the system

: [Crystal] Garion says: never gave them out

: [Crystal] Garion says: so I am not sure if that is intended.

: [Crystal] Misk says: In 2008-2009 we made changes to increase the odds of getting high end runic tools

: [Crystal] Garion says: which was why I emailed a few examples.

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we will review it again

: [Crystal] Garion says: its only in the last 4 months it seems to have been an issue for me

: [Crystal] Misk says: I got your bug report, investigated the issue and it is working as intended

: [Crystal] Garion says: ok.

: [Crystal] Garion says: 2nd question. for us fishers, is there any change lobster traps can be redone to be less labor?

: [Crystal] Garion says: similar to fishing poles at least.

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Could you be more specific?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: why do you find it difficult

: [Crystal] Garion says: with fishing its cast and something comes up

: [Crystal] Garion says: with lobster traps its drop, wait a random time, and sometimes you get something.

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we will not change it to be like fishing

: [Crystal] Garion says: its rather labor intensive to do fishing vs crustaceans

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: this is how it works

: [Crystal] Garion says: could the traps be guaranteed to have something then?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: lol no we trashed the easy button

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: *grins*

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: I find the best way to lay out a string of traps just like they do on Deadliest Catch

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Set your boat to go forward and put them out, then turn the boat around

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: And pick them up

: [Crystal] Misk says: and hope you don’t fall overboard…

: [Crystal] Garion says: ok. thanks. =)

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Thanks for your feedback

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Thank you

questions

 

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: good evening lady mesanna and fellow devs

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Hello Veronica

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Good Evening

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: i have a few questions

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: first are there any plans to once and for all identify and decay all ownerless homes

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: no there is not

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: very well

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: next questions

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: er question

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: are there any plans to change the vendor system?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: ?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: can you be more specific

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: and what i mean specifically is the ability to move our vendors within our homes to other spots

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: and to drop say 1 million dollar cheques on them for maintenance

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: another player brought this up

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we found it to be an interesting idea that we are still discussing

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: ok we are doing away with checks

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: ok

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: with the currency conversion

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: alright very well but u may look into us being able to move our vendors?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: umm we are still talking about the best way to handle this

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: very well

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: question regarding abyss rewards

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: have they been toned back since pub 80?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: that is a very general question sorry

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: all the abyss rewards?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: loot on mobs

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we have not toned anything back

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: but if we have more information as to what you are asking we can answer it correctly

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: i wish to release this

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: i wish to release this

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: i wish to release this

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: umm

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: *That is not locked down*

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: well the artie drops have been fewer since pub 80 in the mini champ area

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: You must be in your house to do that!

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: my macro excuse me :)

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we have not changed anything

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: very well

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: final question from me mlady

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we can look into it but it was not intentional

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: yes?

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: any plans to revamp the outdated guild roster system ?

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: such as announcing guild or alliance members logging in and out?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Not at this time but I agree it needs to be done

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: one final question

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: I just remembered

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: sorry

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: any plans to implement a log system home owners can access to see who comes in and out?

: [Crystal] Bleak says: Good suggestion. I will add it to my list

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: thank you

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thanks you Veronica

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: that is all for now so others may ask.. thank you for your time Lady Mesanna

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: and devs

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: for visiting LA :)

Themis

 

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Greetings Themis

: [Crystal] Themis says: Greetings.

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Hello

: [Crystal] Themis says: Could we get an update on the high res graphics update for the EC? Could some examples be posted to UO.com?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: With the movement to Broadsword and one artist we have alot of other tasks we want done

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: until we can get some help that is a very slow process to update 1000’s of tiles

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: When we have something we will show it off I promise

: [Crystal] Themis says: What happened to the “quick way” talked about last year?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: It wasn’t good enough

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: it was only slight

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: after it was done

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: great try by Bleak though

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we all had our fingers crossed

: [Crystal] Themis says: Unfortunate.

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: agreed

: [Crystal] Themis says: Those were my only questions. Thank you for your time.

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thank you

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: hi Helpaestus

Helpaestus

: [Crystal] Hephaestus says: evening, and thank you all for being here “after hours” :)

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Greetings

: [Crystal] Hephaestus says: i will make mine pretty quick

: [Crystal] Hephaestus says: there has been some discussion recently about maybe just adding a reward or two to ML peerleses

: [Crystal] Hephaestus says: *on stratcis

: [Crystal] Hephaestus says: just wanted to see what you guys thought of that idea – maybe a new artie like the crimson

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: I’ve been watching the thread

: [Crystal] Hephaestus says: to “refresh” old content

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Some great ideas, we have a list of bosses that definitely need a hard look at their loot

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Charybdis is a good example

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: So when and where we can, we’ll look to revitalize those encounters

: [Crystal] Hephaestus says: not too much!

: [Crystal] Hephaestus says: just a new reward or two would be good :)

: [Crystal] Hephaestus says: thats all – and thanks for all you do!

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thank you

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Thanks!

great news

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: Good evening Mesanna, Kyronix, Bleak, Misk and

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: Augustus.

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Greetings Longstooth

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: I would like to first thank Mesanna for assisting with

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: Johnny Ray aka Dregg aka Jacob and the unbelievable

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: nightmare resulting from the FIFA hack at EA/Origin.

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: I would like to ask when Broadsword plans on taking over

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: the Account Management and Origin Store?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Origin store is EA

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we will never take over that store

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: maybe offer other ways in the future to buy items =)

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: also

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: through game?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: the Account management is being redone as we speak by us

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: excellent

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: The last meeting we had on this I requested the ability for you guys to be able

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: to unlink accounts

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: and give them to other players

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: 😉

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: since I get that request alot

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: any eta or..?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I am hoping within a month

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: but please do not hold me to it

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: its a mess to clean up

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: understood

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: but we are trying to KISS it

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: and make it alot easier to navigate

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: I like easy

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: most people do

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: indeed

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: I really appreciate ya’lls time…..

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: That is all I have, have a great evening!!

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thank you

govenor jov is poliet

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: hi Jahajx

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: Good evneing Everyone

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: thank you for taking the time to talk to us

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Our pleasure

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: Do you have any plans to expand on the role of governors? Because if not I have a few ideas.

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: If you’ve got ideas you can feel free to email them over

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: We’re always open to new ideas

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: i will certainly do that. what email can i spam .. i mean .. use..

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: send it to me

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I will make sure the team gets it

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: what is your current address that we should use?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: [email protected]

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: broadsword

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: can’t type =P

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: Attracting new players to the game. Any plans?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: yes we have plans

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: … … care to share ?

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: :)

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: with the coming of Steam and adding a new player experience

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: that will benefit new and returning players

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: Steam?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: but as I said that is later this year

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: yes UO will be on steam

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: i guess i’d better go find out what steam is :)

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: as you know we have already greenlighted

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: lol

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: It’s a digital distribution platform

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: For PC games with 75 million users

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: that a good pool to pull from

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: It sure is!

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: something else that i thought of while Garion was asking questions..

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: Did Mento Seasoning etc ever become stackable?

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Unfortunately I don’t think we can make that one stack

Mesanna: no we still have the gerbals

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: because it damn near broke my house last time i bought it.

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: I looked at it with the last publish when we made some items stackable

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: and it can’t be stackable?

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: And unfortunately they were implemented in a way that makes making them stackable

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Undoable

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: from a non programers perpsective it appears to be like any other resource.. can it be .. ..

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: unimplemented..

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: or .. it’s just completely a no go?

<26596035>Markus: steam does have its own client software dunno if they going that rout

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: We’d have to reimplment it completely

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: so you saying there’s a chance? :)

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: no chance

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: sorry

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: doh

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: its a lot of work for only one item

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: that’s a shame

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: aye.. that I agree with..

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: it just make fish pies almost uncraftable.

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: Also, one last quick question. Do you intend to kill us all at any point this evening?

EM Augustus: *looks at Jov, thinks he is tempting fate*

: [Crystal] EM Augustus says: *looks at Jov, thinks he is tempting fate*

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: umm I can kill you now and get it over with if you want

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: I’ve never been able to attend your events before

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: so I’m not sure when the death happens

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: there you go

bye by jov

EM Augustus: Well then…

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: lol

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: about there

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: ah ..

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: there we go

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: feel better *grins*

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: 17 years.. and you finally got me

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: *laughs*

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: hehe

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: is it possible to sign EM Augustus to a 50 year contact as our EM?

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: we kind’a want to keep him here

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: no I might get rid of him for being late tonight

EM Augustus: *raises eyebrow, he has already been stapled to the floor of Lake Austin*

: [Crystal] EM Augustus says: *raises eyebrow, he has already been stapled to the floor of Lake Austin*

EM Augustus: > <

: [Crystal] EM Augustus says: > <

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: we only used stables

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: have a good evening

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: you’re going no where

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: shoo =P

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: thank you everyone for your time

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thank you

all the rest

(I apologize if I misnamed anyone)

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: hello all

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: ill be quick

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: greetings LongHorn

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Hello

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: Any plans on revising the trial account program?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Not at this time

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: any plans on revising idocs?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we will be in the future

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: how so?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: No but I will let Bleak answer it

: [Crystal] Bleak says: No plans at this time

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we are going to turn them private if they go into OSI owned

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: nothing that would benefit IDOC’ers

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: any plans to add a PR person?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: You see the PR people for UO

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: where? :)

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: in front of you

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: hehe

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: the team

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: Gold changes coming soon?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: yes

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: *does happy dance*

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: thanks

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: have a good night

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: *waves*

: [Crystal] John Sally says: Hail!

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Hi John

: [Crystal] John Sally says: Two things

: [Crystal] John Sally says: hail

: [Crystal] John Sally says: Is there anything going to be done with the stat lose to non VVV

: [Crystal] John Sally says: members?

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: If you flag as a VvV participant

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: by attacking or healing a VvV player (orange)

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: You will suffer stat loss

: [Crystal] John Sally says: why?

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Are you seeing something else?

: [Crystal] John Sally says: im confused

: [Crystal] John Sally says: we just wanna pvp

: [Crystal] John Sally says: not stat

: [Crystal] John Sally says: we would do factions

: [Crystal] John Sally says: hate stat

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Well without stat nobody ever wins a battle

: [Crystal] John Sally says: yes they do

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: And it opens up all the problems we had with blue healers

: [Crystal] John Sally says: the losers do

: [Crystal] John Sally says: when they all die

: [Crystal] John Sally says: we shouldnt have to go in stat if we arent in VVV

: [Crystal] John Sally says: and not in the battle ground

: [Crystal] John Sally says: we dont get the rewards

: [Crystal] John Sally says: we just want to fight

: [Crystal] John Sally says: everyone should be VVV then

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Thank you for the feedback, but we have no plans to change that at this time

: [Crystal] John Sally says: ok….

: [Crystal] John Sally says: i guess we will all join VVV

: [Crystal] John Sally says: since it’s forcing us to.

: [Crystal] John Sally says: but ok i guess.

: [Crystal] John Sally says: now to idocs.

: [Crystal] John Sally says: the system i understand is to stop scripters

: [Crystal] John Sally says: which if anything helps them

: [Crystal] John Sally says: last 10 idocs i have went to have dropped at 3-5:30am

: [Crystal] John Sally says: est

: [Crystal] John Sally says: so you follow idocs

: [Crystal] John Sally says: to decay state

: [Crystal] John Sally says: idoc

: [Crystal] John Sally says: and its 1-24hrs drop

: [Crystal] John Sally says: all drop between

: [Crystal] John Sally says: 3-5:30am

: [Crystal] John Sally says: only ones that are going are scripters

: [Crystal] Bleak says: That is not the intention. I will look into it

: [Crystal] John Sally says: they are setting up scripts

: [Crystal] John Sally says: that when

: [Crystal] John Sally says: the house drops

: [Crystal] John Sally says: chrs run in

: [Crystal] John Sally says: grab items

: [Crystal] John Sally says: and hold them there.

: [Crystal] John Sally says: so only one that this system is helping is scripters

: [Crystal] John Sally says: because no active player is waiting

: [Crystal] John Sally says: 1-24hrs

: [Crystal] John Sally says: in idoc state

: [Crystal] John Sally says: for house to fall

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: We said we would look into it, that is not our intention for it to drop only those hours

: [Crystal] John Sally says: which they all go from 3-5:30am

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: ok John

<: [Crystal] John Sally says: please revist VVV also. that is very unfair.

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Bleak will check the system

: [Crystal] John Sally says: thanks for your time.

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thank you

: [Crystal] Bleak says: thank you

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Greetings Super

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: Hail and well met!

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Hello!

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: Thanks you for the time!

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: I am a long time player!

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: I love the ladies and love the game!

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: *smiles*

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: You guys are doing a great job! Keep it up! and long line UO!

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: live even

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we are trying

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: Have a nice night! Oh

: [Crystal] Bleak says: thank you

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: We had a few statues removed on Atl

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: character ones

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: the vet reward character statues

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: they were glorious

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: that were naked?

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: umm maybe?

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: with the club pose?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: that maybe looked a little suggestive?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: yes

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: those what 4?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I believe

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: ahh well not really inteneded hehe

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: yeah ok

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: intended

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: lol

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: then why did the female not have a club and naked?

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: anyway love the game and like I said

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: lol thank you

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: Long live UO!

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: oh

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: have a good evening

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: parties

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: lets do them again

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: attended a

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: Dave and Busters

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: in Columbus Ohio

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: lol

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: fantastic time

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Vegas!

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: meet and greats rock

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: I love you and what you do!

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: Thanks for your time!

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thank you

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: Good night!

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: night

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Greetings Diggy

: [Crystal] Diggy says: Howdy all

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Hello

: [Crystal] Diggy says: One quick question for boaters

: [Crystal] Diggy says: Is the re anything or any thoughts about

: [Crystal] Diggy says: new gates for boaters

: [Crystal] Diggy says: too be able to travel from fel to tram like the serpent pillars

<13575260>Edward Teach: its great if you play vvv. it only sucks if you dont play vvv yet you get stat loss

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: when we redo the priates and the quests etc we will look into it

: [Crystal] Diggy says: thank you so much

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: We have alot we want to do

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: but that is on our list

: [Crystal] Diggy says: i wish to secure this item

: [Crystal] Diggy says: awesome

: [Crystal] Diggy says: thank you for all your time here this evening

<: [Crystal] Taka says: Good Evening Mesanna, Kyronix, Bleak, Misk and Augustus

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Greetings Taka

: [Crystal] Taka says: I love Uo and is close to 15 year player

: [Crystal] Taka says: I have a few question

: [Crystal] Taka says: you mention Uo will be on steam this year

: [Crystal] Taka says: so any chance purchasing UO stuff though to steam ??

: [Crystal] Taka says: Example like selling more ingame stuff which third party site been doing

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we are looking into their store there

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: or into a in game store

: [Crystal] Taka says: ahh cool

: [Crystal] Taka says: i hope to be able to buy gold

: [Crystal] Taka says: Will we get some new tameable animal or more sea creature in the world of UO??

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: stay tuned

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we will announce that later

: [Crystal] Taka says: ahh cool

: [Crystal] Taka says: any chance of more sea creature in Uo

: [Crystal] Taka says: like turtle

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I am not talking about this

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: as I just stated we will talk about that later

: [Crystal] Taka says: oh thank

: [Crystal] Taka says: Last but not least you guys did awesome for 2014 really love the vendor search and global loot

: [Crystal] Taka says: change

: [Crystal] Taka says: just want to say thank and have a good night

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: welcome and good night

: [Crystal] Dregg says: Hail, I would first like to thank Mesanna for helping deal with my EA/Origin issue

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Greetings Dregg

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Most welcome

: [Crystal] Dregg says: my wife is beside me and she wants me to thank you as well

questions

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thats sweet thank you

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I am glad I can help

: [Crystal] Dregg says: my first thing i would like to ask is if there is gonna be a chance at a faster in game mount

: [Crystal] Dregg says: or even vet reward setup

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: as far as the mount no

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: the vet reward set up do you mean like a turn in system?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: oh oh

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I get it

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: sorry

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: you mean using a vet reward to go faster

: [Crystal] Dregg says: or even quest type system for reward of a mount that might go like 10% faster

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we have never talked about this to be honest with you

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: its a little scary to even go there imo

: [Crystal] Dregg says: all good

: [Crystal] Dregg says: was just throwing that idea out if it was not yet

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we love to hear ideas

: [Crystal] Dregg says: some of my questions already got ansewrred while standing in line

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: send them all day long

: [Crystal] Dregg says: only other thing i would like to ask is about an event item i have

: [Crystal] Dregg says: a pair of boots on Atl that i would like dyed back to original color

: [Crystal] Dregg says: aat a time that is good for you

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: umm what

: [Crystal] Dregg says: it was an event drop

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: sorry did you dye them

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: from the color that was given out?

: [Crystal] Dregg says: I bought them and the previous owner had dyed them

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: hrm

: [Crystal] Dregg says: i tried ficxing it but could not

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: email me I will think about this

: [Crystal] Dregg says: so i figured while i was here i would ask

: [Crystal] Dregg says: yes mam

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: not sure I want to open that door

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thank you

: [Crystal] Dregg says: i shall

: [Crystal] Dregg says: that is it for me

: [Crystal] Dregg says: thank you for your time

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: good night

: [Crystal] Dregg says: night

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Greetings Thumper

: [Crystal] Thumper says: Ok, I own house :) Cootie is co-owenre

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Are you the Thumper that I know?

: [Crystal] Thumper says: I snogged you

: [Crystal] Thumper says: duh

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: lol

: [Crystal] Thumper says: Anyways

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I have your email

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: just fyi

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: ok what is your question

: [Crystal] Thumper says: Awesome

: [Crystal] Thumper says: So –

: [Crystal] Thumper says: Cootie got Kings collection

: [Crystal] Thumper says: Put stuff in my house that I own – she is co-owned

: [Crystal] Thumper says: she can’t use it

: [Crystal] Thumper says: as designed?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I am pretty sure only the owner can use the items but let me check

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: which items

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: like the pictures?

: [Crystal] Thumper says: But – she is co-owner — the fire shield,

: [Crystal] Thumper says: for example

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: ok she should be able to use them

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we will look into it tomorrow

: [Crystal] Thumper says: 3 items in the kings collection give items, correct

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: and see if there is an issue

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: you have the kings collection?

: [Crystal] Thumper says: she does

: [Crystal] Thumper says: put it on my house, which she is co-owned to

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I will let you know

: [Crystal] Thumper says: and she can’t use it

: [Crystal] Thumper says: says “you need to be in your house to use this”

: [Crystal] Thumper says: when she tries to use it

: [Crystal] Thumper says: even though she is co-owner

: [Crystal] Thumper says: Can I have your Stuffs?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: LOL

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I am not dead or quitting

: [Crystal] Thumper says: I always have to ask that too :)

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I know =P

: [Crystal] Thumper says: Nice shoes

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thanks

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: they do this =P

: [Crystal] Thumper says: Anyways – yea, if you got my E-Mail on the 13th, please reply :) And I understand

: [Crystal] EM Augustus says: Fiery boots.

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: ok I will fix it

: [Crystal] Thumper says: Take care y’all, you ROCK!

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: just need to get with a GM

: [Crystal] Thumper says: For real?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I will email when finished

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: yep

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Thank you for having us Lake Austin

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Is Raimeus in line?

: [Crystal] Bleak says: Thanks everyone!

: [Crystal] Thumper says: Dude, it’s a system problem

: [Crystal] Raimeus says: partially

: [Crystal] EM Augustus says: I was about to ask is Raimeus and Stonewall were next.

: [Crystal] Raimeus says: he’s mainly a trouble maker

: [Crystal] Thumper says: ok, will do. Thanks Mesanna :)

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Thanks Thumper

: [Crystal] EM Augustus says: So Raimeus coming up?

: [Crystal] EM Augustus says: Rasesar… xD

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: hi

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Greetings!

: [Crystal] Bleak says: hello

: [Crystal] Raimeus says: THREE CHEERS FOR THE BESTEST GAME DEVS IN THE WORLD!!!!

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Hooray!

: [Crystal] EM Augustus says: Hoorah.

: [Crystal] EM Augustus says: Stonewall were you coming up?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Thamks for having us Lake Austin

After the Meet and Greet, we had a very special surprise for EM Augustus

the best em

: [Crystal] Garion says: This is quick.

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Hi Garion

: [Crystal] Garion says: Augustus is awesome. Do you by chance have that little surprise for him?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: umm let me pull you some place else

mesanna and stuffy

Veronica Mars: a blue dragon stuffy??

Jahajx Jov: hee

Trinity: Aww lol that’s adorable!

Jack Sparrow: ohhhh thats purdy

Jahajx Jov: Good call :)

Veronica Mars: its turned off?

EM Augustus: Going to have to put this somewhere it can be seen. :)

too the hall

Jack Sparrow: that stuffy is cool, congrats

Veronica Mars: congrats EM Augustus!

EM Augustus: “Thanks From All Your LA Mindreaders”, yeah.

EM Augustus: There are a lot of them too.

EM Augustus: Oooh.

EM Augustus: I like the sound of this.

EM Augustus: Good night Mesanna.

EM Augustus: Thank you Veronica, and everyone. :)

EM Augustus: Garion, did not see that coming. xD

Tamais : lol

EM Augustus: Guess I should have consulted one of the mind readers… damn.

Veronica Mars: *GROUP HUG*

EM Augustus: I think I will go set this down in the hall right now. :)

EM Augustus: *hugs back*

Brienne: You’re trapped!

EM Augustus: Thank you all.

Veronica Mars: we got u now :)

Veronica Mars: and youre not going anywehere :)

EM Augustus: It’s okay, I am already stapled and glued to the floor here.

Veronica Mars: except the EM Hall

Veronica Mars: teleport us to the hall! :)

Tamais : we are never letting you go :)

Veronica Mars: lets see the event

John Sally: lets have a event

Veronica Mars: of u placing the dragon

Veronica Mars: :)

Veronica Mars: gate to the hall ?

EM Augustus: Yep, trying to find my bar!

Veronica Mars: ok

Veronica Mars: :)

Tamais : lol

Veronica Mars: historic LA night

Veronica Mars: EM gets gift from Mesanna :)

Tamais : a very very special gift

Garion: one we knew hed like

Veronica Mars: neat

EM Augustus: There, now its within reach to smack Thalia with.

Veronica Mars: can u turn it on?

Jahajx Jov: hehe

Garion: Actually I should get someone else for this part. hang on.

Tamais : lol i’ll even hold on to Thalia

Jahajx Jov: aye

Jahajx Jov: Thalia should really be here for this.

Jahajx Jov: oh well.. speek of the devil :)

Thalia: Woo!

EM Augustus: Why hello there.

Thalia: Blue Weld Stuff Doll!

Thalia: muahahaha

EM Augustus: *picks up the Blue Weld Stuffy and whacks Thalia with it*

EM Augustus: Look, its real!

Thalia: hehe

Thalia: our evil plans worked.

Tamais : :)

Rasesar Wej: we need a replica of that to drop *wink*

Rasesar Wej: its so pretty

EM Augustus: I see that, its been engendered into existence.

Tamais : Thalia has been planning this for a while

EM Augustus: Rasesar is correct… but when…

Rasesar Wej: *grins*

Thalia: imagine if they turned a snowball into that so you could really toss em

EM Augustus: Now I have something to build a Replica from, muahah.

Capture

and  so ended a wonderful Meet and Greet

Lake Austin Meet and Greet, Weds. January the 21st

January 23, 2015 By: Tamais Category: Lake Austin News

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Here is the transcript of the Lake Austin Meet and Greet.  I’ve highlighted some of the major questions and answers

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Good evening Lake Austin

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Good Evening everyone

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Hi Rasesar

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: good evening :)

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: seems you are our only question tonight

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: aye :) so i can ask a few questions

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: curious: can we get any spoilers on the next publish? date and what will be in it?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Our next publish is a bug fix

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: but I will give you one hint to the one after

: [Crystal] Misk says: ONE bug fix…

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we are doing currency conversion!

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: nice!

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: will we be able to do large quantity trades in the trade window? 500M?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: the rest will be revealed a little later

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: yes money will be transferred via trade window with a slide

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: fantastic!

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Yes we feel its long over do

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: ok next question: I have been noticing lots of multiboxers at events and blatant cheaters.

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: are these being policed at all or is something being done?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I have answered this question every time

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: oh

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Its a matter of catching them macroing at this point

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: if the GM’s catch them unattended they will action them

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: ok so thats interesting. you say “unattended”

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: the players may still be atteneded despite mirroring keyboard and mouse inputs across characters

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: this is illegal is it not? controling multiple characters with single keyboard and mouse inputs

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Since Supreeme put in the multi client option he opened the door to this

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: the only way we can action anyone is to get them macroing

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: at this time

: [Crystal] Bleak says: attended play of multiple accounts is not illegal

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: what about using programs to mirror actions across clients

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: with “atteneded” keystrokes

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I will only say the only thing we can do is action against unattended macroing

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: ok so its legal. roger

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: last question

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: can i get my masks dyed 😀 after the m&g

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: dependsw on how late we are

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: depends too

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: ok cool thanks

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thanks =)

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: thank you all

: [Crystal] Rasesar Wej says: have a good night

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thank you

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: hi

: [Crystal] Garion says: Hello and welcome to LA. =)

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Thank you

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Greetings Governor =)

: [Crystal] Garion says: I appreciate your visit and want to thank you all for so many years of fun

: [Crystal] Garion says: I have two questions.

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thank you

: [Crystal] Garion says: First, I know in the past you have talked about revamping the bod system.

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: [Crystal] Garion says: at least as far as the rewards go. is there any thought to making it more point based…..

: [Crystal] Garion says: ….for turning in as some of the bods are rather not worth it to do?

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: We’ve talked about that in the past

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Where you get to pick the reward based on an accumulated pool of points

: [Crystal] Garion says: right.

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: That is certainly something we’ll look at when we take a look at the BoDs

: [Crystal] Garion says: *nods* this sort of relates to the issue I emailed you on Mesanna.

: [Crystal] Garion says: its still a problem

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: umm hun I get over 300 emails a day

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: can you be a little more specific

: [Crystal] Garion says: the one on the problem with incorrect bod rewards

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: ok

: [Crystal] Garion says: not sure if I should say it publicly

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: go ahead you started it =)

: [Crystal] Garion says: Ok. some of the tailor LBODs are producing incorrect and higher rewards than one should get.

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: You know the rates were changed in 2008

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: to improve the rates

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: they are not incorrect

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we did test this

: [Crystal] Garion says: yes but lately I have been getting a lot of barbed kits and 120 PS on things that historically

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: and all the test were found to be as design of the system

: [Crystal] Garion says: never gave them out

: [Crystal] Garion says: so I am not sure if that is intended.

: [Crystal] Misk says: In 2008-2009 we made changes to increase the odds of getting high end runic tools

: [Crystal] Garion says: which was why I emailed a few examples.

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we will review it again

: [Crystal] Garion says: its only in the last 4 months it seems to have been an issue for me

: [Crystal] Misk says: I got your bug report, investigated the issue and it is working as intended

: [Crystal] Garion says: ok.

: [Crystal] Garion says: 2nd question. for us fishers, is there any change lobster traps can be redone to be less labor?

: [Crystal] Garion says: similar to fishing poles at least.

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Could you be more specific?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: why do you find it difficult

: [Crystal] Garion says: with fishing its cast and something comes up

: [Crystal] Garion says: with lobster traps its drop, wait a random time, and sometimes you get something.

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we will not change it to be like fishing

: [Crystal] Garion says: its rather labor intesive to do fishing vs crusteaceams

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: this is how it works

: [Crystal] Garion says: could the traps be guaranteed to have something then?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: lol no we trashed the easy button

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: *grins*

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: I find the best way to lay out a string of traps just like they do on Deadliest Catch

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Set your boat to go forward and put them out, then turn the boat around

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: And pick them up

: [Crystal] Misk says: and hope you don’t fall overboard…

: [Crystal] Garion says: ok. thanks. =)

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Thanks for your feedback

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Thank you

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: good evening lady mesanna and fellow devs

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Hello Veronica

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Good Evening

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: i have a few questions

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: first are there any plans to once and for all identify and decay all ownerless homes

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: no there is not

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: very well

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: next questions

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: er question

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: are there any plans to change the vendor system?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: ?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: can you be more specific

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: and what i mean specifically is the ability to move our vendors within our homes to other spots

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: and to drop say 1 million dollar cheques on them for maintenance

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: another player brought this up

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we found it to be an interesting idea that we are still discussing

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: ok we are doing away with checks

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: ok

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: with the currency conversion

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: alright very well but u may look into us being able to move our vendors?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: umm we are still talking about the best way to handle this

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: very well

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: question regarding abyss rewards

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: have they been toned back since pub 80?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: that is a very general question sorry

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: all the abyss rewards?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: loot on mobs

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we have not toned anything back

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: but if we have more information as to what you are asking we can answer it correctly

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: i wish to release this

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: i wish to release this

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: i wish to release this

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: umm

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: *That is not locked down*

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: well the artie drops have been fewer sionce pub 80 in the mini champ area

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: You must be in your house to do that!

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: my macro excuse me :)

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we have not changed anything

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: very well

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: final question from me mlady

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we can look into it but it was not intentional

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: yes?

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: any plans to revamp the outdated guild roster system ?

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: such as announcing guild or alliance members logging in and out?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Not at this time but I agree it needs to be done

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: one final question

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: i just remembered

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: sorry

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: any plans to implement a log system home owners can access to see who comes in and out?

: [Crystal] Bleak says: Good suggestion. I will add it to my list

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: thank you

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thanks you Veronica

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: that is all for now so others may ask.. thank you for your time Lady Mesanna

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: and devs

: [Crystal] Veronica Mars says: for visiting LA :)

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Greetings Themis

: [Crystal] Themis says: Greetings.

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Hello

: [Crystal] Themis says: Could we get an update on the high res graphics update for the EC? Could some examples be posted to UO.com?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: With the movement to Broadsword and one artist we have alot of other tasks we want done

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: until we can get some help that is a very slow process to update 1000’s of tiles

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: When we have something we will show it off I promise

: [Crystal] Themis says: What happened to the “quick way” talked about last year?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: It wasn’t good enough

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: it was only slight

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: after it was done

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: great try by Bleak though

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we all had our fingers crossed

: [Crystal] Themis says: Unfortunate.

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: agreed

: [Crystal] Themis says: Those were my only questions. Thank you for your time.

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thank you

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: hi Helpaestus

: [Crystal] Hephaestus says: evening, and thank you all for being here “after hours” :)

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Greetings

: [Crystal] Hephaestus says: i will make mine pretty quick

: [Crystal] Hephaestus says: there has been some discussion recently about maybe just adding a reward or two to ML peerleses

: [Crystal] Hephaestus says: *on stratcis

: [Crystal] Hephaestus says: just wanted to see what you guys thought of that idea – maybe a new artie like the crimson

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: I’ve been watching the thread

: [Crystal] Hephaestus says: to “refresh” old content

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Some great ideas, we have a list of bosses that definitely need a hard look at their loot

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Charybdis is a good example

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: So when and where we can, we’ll look to revitalize those encounters

: [Crystal] Hephaestus says: not too much!

: [Crystal] Hephaestus says: just a new reward or two would be good :)

: [Crystal] Hephaestus says: thats all – and thanks for all you do!

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thank you

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Thanks!

: [Crystal] EM Augustus says: Pull the next one?

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: Good evening Mesanna, Kyronix, Bleak, Misk and

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: Augustus.

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Greetings Longstooth

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: I would like to first thank Mesanna for assisting with

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: Johnny Ray aka Dregg aka Jacob and the unbelievable

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: nightmare resulting from the FIFA hack at EA/Origin.

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: I would like to ask when Broadsword plans on taking over

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: the Account Management and Origin Store?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Origin store is EA

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we will never take over that store

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: maybe offer other ways in the future to buy items =)

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: also

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: through game?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: the Account management is being redone as we speak by us

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: excellent

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: The last meeting we had on this I requested the ability for you guys to be able

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: to unlink accounts

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: and give them to other players

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: 😉

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: since I get that request alot

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: any eta or..?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I am hoping within a month

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: but please do not hold me to it

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: its a mess to clean up

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: understood

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: but we are trying to KISS it

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: and make it alot easier to navigate

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: I like easy

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: most people do

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: indeed

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: I really appreciate ya’lls time…..

: [Crystal] Longtoothz says: That is all I have, have a great evening!!

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thank you

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: hi Jahajx

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: Good evneing Everyone

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: thank you for taking the time to talk to us

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Our pleasure

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: Do you have any plans to expand on the role of governors? Because if not I have a few ideas.

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: If you’ve got ideas you can feel free to email them over

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: We’re always open to new ideas

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: i will certainly do that. what email can i spam .. i mean .. use..

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: send it to me

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I will make sure the team gets it

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: what is your current address that we should use?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Mesanna[email protected]

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: broadsword

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: can’t type =P

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: Attracting new players to the game. Any plans?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: yes we have plans

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: … … care to share ?

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: :)

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: with the coming of Steam and adding a new player experience

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: that will benefit new and returning players

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: Steam?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: but as I said that is later this year

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: yes UO will be on steam

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: i guess i’d better go find out what steam is :)

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: as you know we have already greenlighted

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: lol

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: It’s a digital distribution platform

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: For PC games with 75 million users

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: that a good pool to pull from

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: It sure is!

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: something else that i thought of while Garion was asking questions..

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: Did Mento Seasoning etc ever become stackable?

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Unfortunately I don’t think we can make that one stack

Mesanna: no we still have the gerbals

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: because it damn near broke my house last time i bought it.

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: I looked at it with the last publish when we made some items stackable

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: and it can’t be stackable?

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: And unfortunately they were implemented in a way that makes making them stackable

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Undoable

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: from a non programers perpsective it appears to be like any other resource.. can it be .. ..

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: unimplemented..

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: or .. it’s just completely a no go?

<26596035>Markus: steam does have its own client software dunno if they goin that rout

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: We’d have to reimplment it completely

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: so you saying there’s a chance? :)

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: no chance

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: sorry

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: doh

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: its alot of work for only one item

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: that’s a shame

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: aye.. that i agree with..

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: it just make fish pies almost uncraftable.

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: Also, one last quick question. Do you intend to kill us all at any point this evening?

EM Augustus: *looks at Jov, thinks he is tempting fate*

: [Crystal] EM Augustus says: *looks at Jov, thinks he is tempting fate*

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: umm I can kill you now and get it over with if you want

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: i’ve never been able to attend your events before

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: so i’m not sure when the death happens

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: there you go

EM Augustus: Well then…

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: lol

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: about there

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: ah ..

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: there we go

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: feel better *grins*

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: 17 years.. and you finally got me

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: *laughs*

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: hehe

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: is it possible to sign EM Augustus to a 50 year contact as our EM?

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: we kind’a want to keep him here

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: no I might get rid of him for being late tonight

EM Augustus: *raises eyebrow, he has already been stapled to the floor of Lake Austin*

: [Crystal] EM Augustus says: *raises eyebrow, he has already been stapled to the floor of Lake Austin*

EM Augustus: > <

: [Crystal] EM Augustus says: > <

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: we only used stables

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: have a good evening

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: you’re going no where

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: shoo =P

: [Crystal] Jahajx Jov says: thankyou everyone for your time

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thank you

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: hello all

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: ill be quick

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: greetings LongHorn

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Hello

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: Any plans on revising the trial account program?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Not at this time

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: any plans on revising idocs?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we will be in the future

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: how so?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: No but I will let Bleak answer it

: [Crystal] Bleak says: No plans at this time

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we are going to turn them private if they go into OSI owned

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: nothing that would benefit IDOC’ers

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: any plans to add a PR person?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: You see the PR people for UO

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: where? :)

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: in front of you

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: hehe

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: the team

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: Gold changes coming soon?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: yes

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: *does happy dance*

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: thanks

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: have a good night

: [Crystal] LongHorn says: *waves*

: [Crystal] John Sally says: Hail!

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Hi John

: [Crystal] John Sally says: Two things

: [Crystal] John Sally says: hail

: [Crystal] John Sally says: Is there anything going to be done with the stat lose to non VVV

: [Crystal] John Sally says: members?

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: If you flag as a VvV participant

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: by attacking or healing a VvV player (orange)

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: You will suffer stat loss

: [Crystal] John Sally says: why?

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Are you seeing something else?

: [Crystal] John Sally says: im confused

: [Crystal] John Sally says: we just wanna pvp

: [Crystal] John Sally says: not stat

: [Crystal] John Sally says: we would do factions

: [Crystal] John Sally says: hate stat

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Well without stat nobody ever wins a battle

: [Crystal] John Sally says: yes they do

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: And it opens up all the problems we had with blue healers

: [Crystal] John Sally says: the losers do

: [Crystal] John Sally says: when they all die

: [Crystal] John Sally says: we shouldnt have to go in stat if we arent in VVV

: [Crystal] John Sally says: and not in the battle ground

: [Crystal] John Sally says: we dont get the rewards

: [Crystal] John Sally says: we just want to fight

: [Crystal] John Sally says: everyone should be VVV then

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Thank you for the feedback, but we have no plans to change that at this time

: [Crystal] John Sally says: ok….

: [Crystal] John Sally says: i guess we will all join VVV

: [Crystal] John Sally says: since it’s forcing us to.

: [Crystal] John Sally says: but ok i guess.

: [Crystal] John Sally says: now to idocs.

: [Crystal] John Sally says: the system i understand is to stop scripters

: [Crystal] John Sally says: which if anything helps them

: [Crystal] John Sally says: last 10 idocs i have went to have dropped at 3-5:30am

: [Crystal] John Sally says: est

: [Crystal] John Sally says: so you follow idocs

: [Crystal] John Sally says: to decay state

: [Crystal] John Sally says: idoc

: [Crystal] John Sally says: and its 1-24hrs drop

: [Crystal] John Sally says: all drop between

: [Crystal] John Sally says: 3-5:30am

: [Crystal] John Sally says: only ones that are going are scripters

: [Crystal] Bleak says: That is not the intention. I will look into it

: [Crystal] John Sally says: they are setting up scripts

: [Crystal] John Sally says: that when

: [Crystal] John Sally says: the house drops

: [Crystal] John Sally says: chrs run in

: [Crystal] John Sally says: grab items

: [Crystal] John Sally says: and hold them

there.

: [Crystal] John Sally says: so only one that this system is helping is scripters

: [Crystal] John Sally says: because no active player is waiting

: [Crystal] John Sally says: 1-24hrs

: [Crystal] John Sally says: in idoc state

: [Crystal] John Sally says: for house to fall

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: We said we would look into it, that is not our intention for it to drop only those hours

: [Crystal] John Sally says: which they all go from 3-5:30am

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: ok John

<: [Crystal] John Sally says: please revist VVV also. that is very unfair.

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Bleak will check the system

: [Crystal] John Sally says: thanks for your time.

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thank you

: [Crystal] Bleak says: thank you

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Greetings Super

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: Hail and well met!

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Hello!

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: Thanks you for the time!

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: I am a long time player!

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: I love the ladies and love the game!

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: *smiles*

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: You guys are doing a great job! Keep it up! and long line UO!

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: live even

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we are trying

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: Have a nice night! Oh

: [Crystal] Bleak says: thank you

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: We had a few statues removed on Atl

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: character ones

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: the vet reward character statues

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: they were glorious

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: that were naked?

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: umm maybe?

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: with the club pose?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: that maybe looked a little suggestive?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: yes

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: those what 4?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I believe

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: ahh well not really inteneded hehe

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: yeah ok

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: intended

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: lol

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: then why did the female not have a club and naked?

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: anyway love the game and like I said

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: lol thank you

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: Long live UO!

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: oh

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: have a good evening

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: parties

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: lets do them again

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: attended a

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: Dave and Busters

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: in Columbus Ohio

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: lol

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: fantastic time

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Vegas!

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: meet and greats rock

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: I love you and what you do!

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: Thanks for your time!

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thank you

: [Crystal] Super Kraxal says: Good night!

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: night

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Greetings Diggy

: [Crystal] Diggy says: Howdy all

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Hello

: [Crystal] Diggy says: One quick question for boaters

: [Crystal] Diggy says: Is the re anything or any thoughts about

: [Crystal] Diggy says: new gates for boaters

: [Crystal] Diggy says: too be able to travel from fel to tram like the serpent pillars

<13575260>Edward Teach: its great if you play vvv. it only sucks if you dont play vvv yet you get stat loss

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: when we redo the priates and the quests etc we will look into it

: [Crystal] Diggy says: thank you so much

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: We have alot we want to do

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: but that is on our list

: [Crystal] Diggy says: i wish to secure this item

: [Crystal] Diggy says: awesome

: [Crystal] Diggy says: thank you for all your time here this evening

<: [Crystal] Taka says: Good Evening Mesanna, Kyronix, Bleak, Misk and Augustus

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Greetings Taka

: [Crystal] Taka says: I love Uo and is close to 15 year player

: [Crystal] Taka says: I have a few question

: [Crystal] Taka says: you mention Uo will be on steam this year

: [Crystal] Taka says: so any chance purchasing UO stuff though to steam ??

: [Crystal] Taka says: Example like selling more ingame stuff which third party site been doing

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we are looking into their store there

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: or into a in game store

: [Crystal] Taka says: ahh cool

: [Crystal] Taka says: i hope to be able to buy gold

: [Crystal] Taka says: Will we get some new tameable animal or more sea creature in the world of UO??

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: stay tuned

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we will announce that later

: [Crystal] Taka says: ahh cool

: [Crystal] Taka says: any chance of more sea creature in Uo

: [Crystal] Taka says: like turtle

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I am not talking about this

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: as I just stated we will talk about that later

: [Crystal] Taka says: oh thank

: [Crystal] Taka says: Last but not least you guys did awesome for 2014 really love the vendor search and global loot

: [Crystal] Taka says: change

: [Crystal] Taka says: just want to say thank and have a good night

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: welcome and good night

: [Crystal] Dregg says: Hail, I would first like to thank Mesanna for helping deal with my EA/Origin issue

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Greetings Dregg

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Most welcome

: [Crystal] Dregg says: my wife is beside me and she wants me to thank you as well

questions

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thats sweet thank you

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I am glad I can help

: [Crystal] Dregg says: my first thing i would like to ask is if there is gonna be a chance at a faster in game mount

: [Crystal] Dregg says: or even vet reward setup

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: as far as the mount no

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: the vet reward set up do you mean like a turn in system?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: oh oh

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I get it

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: sorry

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: you mean using a vet reward to go faster

: [Crystal] Dregg says: or even quest type system for reward of a mount that might go like 10% faster

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we have never talked about this to be honest with you

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: its a little scary to even go there imo

: [Crystal] Dregg says: all good

: [Crystal] Dregg says: was just throwing that idea out if it was not yet

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we love to hear ideas

: [Crystal] Dregg says: some of my questions already got ansewrred while standing in line

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: send them all day long

: [Crystal] Dregg says: only other thing i would like to ask is about an event item i have

: [Crystal] Dregg says: a pair of boots on Atl that i would like dyed back to original color

: [Crystal] Dregg says: aat a time that is good for you

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: umm what

: [Crystal] Dregg says: it was an event drop

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: sorry did you dye them

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: from the color that was given out?

: [Crystal] Dregg says: I bought them and the previous owner had dyed them

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: hrm

: [Crystal] Dregg says: i tried ficxing it but could not

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: email me I will think about this

: [Crystal] Dregg says: so i figured while i was here i would ask

: [Crystal] Dregg says: yes mam

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: not sure I want to open that door

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thank you

: [Crystal] Dregg says: i shall

: [Crystal] Dregg says: that is it for me

: [Crystal] Dregg says: thank you for your time

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: good night

: [Crystal] Dregg says: night

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Greetings Thumper

: [Crystal] Thumper says: Ok, I own house :) Cootie is co-owenre

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Are you the Thumper that I know?

: [Crystal] Thumper says: I snogged you

: [Crystal] Thumper says: duh

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: lol

: [Crystal] Thumper says: Anyways

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I have your email

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: just fyi

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: ok what is your question

: [Crystal] Thumper says: Awesome

: [Crystal] Thumper says: So –

: [Crystal] Thumper says: Cootie got Kings collection

: [Crystal] Thumper says: Put stuff in my house that I own – she is co-owned

: [Crystal] Thumper says: she can’t use it

: [Crystal] Thumper says: as designed?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I am pretty sure only the owner can use the items but let me check

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: which items

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: like the pictures?

: [Crystal] Thumper says: But – she is co-owner — the fire shield,

: [Crystal] Thumper says: for example

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: ok she should be able to use them

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: we will look into it tomorrow

: [Crystal] Thumper says: 3 items in the kings collection give items, correct

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: and see if there is an issue

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: you have the kings collection?

: [Crystal] Thumper says: she does

: [Crystal] Thumper says: put it on my house, which she is co-owned to

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I will let you know

: [Crystal] Thumper says: and she can’t use it

: [Crystal] Thumper says: says “you need to be in your house to use this”

: [Crystal] Thumper says: when she tries to use it

: [Crystal] Thumper says: even though she is co-owner

: [Crystal] Thumper says: Can I have your Stuffs?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: LOL

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I am not dead or quitting

: [Crystal] Thumper says: I always have to ask that too :)

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I know =P

: [Crystal] Thumper says: Nice shoes

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: thanks

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: they do this =P

: [Crystal] Thumper says: Anyways – yea, if you got my E-Mail on the 13th, please reply :) And I understand

: [Crystal] EM Augustus says: Fiery boots.

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: ok I will fix it

: [Crystal] Thumper says: Take care y’all, you ROCK!

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: just need to get with a GM

: [Crystal] Thumper says: For real?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: I will email when finished

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: yep

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Thank you for having us Lake Austin

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Is Raimeus in line?

: [Crystal] Bleak says: Thanks everyone!

: [Crystal] Thumper says: Dude, it’s a system problem

: [Crystal] Raimeus says: partially

: [Crystal] EM Augustus says: I was about to ask is Raimeus and Stonewall were next.

: [Crystal] Raimeus says: he’s mainly a trouble maker

: [Crystal] Thumper says: ok, will do. Thanks Mesanna :)

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Thanks Thumper

: [Crystal] EM Augustus says: So Raimeus coming up?

: [Crystal] EM Augustus says: Rasesar… xD

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: hi

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Greetings!

: [Crystal] Bleak says: hello

: [Crystal] Raimeus says: THREE CHEERS FOR THE BESTEST GAME DEVS IN THE WORLD!!!!

: [Crystal] Kyronix says: Hooray!

: [Crystal] EM Augustus says: Hoorah.

: [Crystal] EM Augustus says: Stonewall were you coming up?

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Thamks for having us Lake Austin

: [Crystal] Lady Mesanna says: Thanks

Ancient Treasures-Revenge’s Grief

January 12, 2015 By: Tamais Category: Lake Austin News

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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.”

 

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Turning back to Tolivar, he began laughing. “You’re too late.” and he pointed to the blood pooling at Tolivar’s feet, absorbed by the ground. “Leave while you can, the deal is made.” Looking into his eyes, all I could see was madness. There would be no reasoning with him. Tolivar was getting faint, closer to death at each drop of blood. “It is too late, the spell is already being undone as we speak. If you go now you won’t be caught in the middle of it. You brought it on yourself Tolivar, this end. We both did.”

“How did Tolivar bring this death?” I asked trying to be calm.  Merrick pointed to Tolivar.

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His blood line started it. They tried to capture the Djinn in the first place and failed, so it destroyed them and ravaged Tokuno.  When they found a man named Terimen Delemor, they managed to trap it. Sound familiar, the last name? They used the Traversis to trap the Djinn and it worked. But the fools, you don’t trap a Djinn.”  I looked around and saw the others had seen Merrick’s madness. All we could do is listen. Rubbing his head, he continued,  “You can’t kill a Djinn, you can harm it, but you don’t kill it, and you can’t keep it trapped. It was bound to escape one way or another and they doomed us. But I found a way, a blood deal.” Kneeling he began stabbing Tolivar in rage. “I let her die, it was my fault, I was so concerned with what you were doing, I missed it…I let my sister, Dahlia’s mother die!” he cried in anguish. “If I had been there sooner…But I can make it up. I figured out what to do…it is too late to stop it.”  While we watched, fire and smoke began to come out of a golden vase on the ground. From the smoke, a horrible creature appeared. ” You, Izumu! Keep them away and I will give you what you want. Do not harm them.”

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Merrick looked on in surprise when Izumu attacked us. He had forgotten, no one commands a Djinn. The battle seemed to rage forever. Each time we thought we had won, Izumu summoned even stronger demons. In vain, Merrick tried to stop the slaughter. Izumu summoned even more demons.

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Grabbing the knife, Merrick whispered, “Death, too much death. But it is okay, because there is no one left for it to have revenge upon. The Traversis is gone. Elise is dead, or did Agaris not tell you? I am ending it. Now the Djinn will never come to Britannia.”

I was able to grab his hand in time. “I don’t understand. What did Elise have to do with a Djinn?”

“It would have found her and I could buy one life with mine. Merrick calmly explained, ” Alaira may have been dangerous but she changed… when we gave her a chance, she changed. How could I take that away from her? So I offered the Djinn my life in exchange for her, and Tolivar’s in exchange for my sister. The Djinn agreed.” Pleadingly, he looked at me, “You understand don’t you, I had to bring her back for Dahlia. It was the only way.” Then jerking his hand from mine, he shoved the knife into his chest.

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Merrick’s blood drew Izumu’s attention. ” Such a clever mortal. Yet the man took his own life, a curious gesture.

“What deal did Merrick make with you?” I demanded, looking up at the dark form.

“What deal, oh? He seemed surprised that I didn’t know the deal Merrick had made. His look made me nervous. How could we force him to live up to a deal, when we knew so little about it. “Two lives for two lives and my freedom. You will find her in the land of the Winged ones in a month’s time. You will not find her before then no matter how hard you seek.” For a centuries time I will rest, as I have agreed. But a century is a long time and it is so easy to forget a promise. Especially when those you made the promise to are buried beneath the earth.” Izumu’s laughter chilled my blood. Did that mean if we forget his deal, he will break it. How can we remember.

“So we must remember the deal, for the promise to hold?” I spoke more to myself than to Izumu.

He tossing the golden vase to me. It was still hot from his escape.  “Remembered that, others have not, even after I warned them But now they lie in ruins in dust and blood. A reminder. You may hold a thing for a time, but you can never keep it. It is true of anything, but more so true of I. And if it is only death that separates us. Then there is no place you can hide from me.” He smiled. A smile that made my blood freeze. While his form began to thin, he summoned an Invoker. “For you a parting gift… perhaps not death, but as close as I can muster, while keeping my word.” As it attacked me, he left in a haze of smoke.    The battle raged on. The invokers were powerful and deadly. It seemed as if we had been fighting forever.

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At last the Royal Gaurds and Agaris arrived. The battle at last finished.  He came over to look at the bodies of Tolivar and Merrick. Sighing, I knew it had gotten free, because it visited Evidias moments ago and warned her, she could not so easily seal it away.

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I believe it hopes we will help it break its promise…” Some of the Tokuno citizens I was speaking to warned me not to trifle with a Djinn, they say you cannot kill or contain one for long. That it is best to leave them be. He looked back over at the two bodies. We should bury those two. In graves where their names will be forgotten.”

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I felt I had to speak in favor of Merrick. “Yes he did great evil, but he has also done great good.   Agaris,  Merrick was not himself. The dust from the lamp changed him. He should not be forgotten. If only for Dahlia’s sake.”

Agaris thought about what I said. “He could have escaped, and Alaira was not… to be fair she has been… maybe it was worth it, Merrick. He sighed, ” If the Djinn would have come for revenge on those who harmed him… it would have come to Britannia. Now it won’t because of him. ”

Sadly I added, “He seemed to have given up after the death of his sister. It could be his guilt drove him mad.”

Agaris frowned, “That could be. He could have felt that he was living on borrowed time. Yes, Tamias, I think you are right. We should have him buried somewhere proper at least. No matter what he did.”

Many of the party nodded in agreement. “The vase could be part of the grave marker. It would remind people of the Djinn’s promise. Perhaps similar to Queen Dawn’s husband’s.”

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“Tamais, you are right. It would be fitting. He did give his life for it. I will speak to the King. You will need to excuse me for now, I need to check on Evidias, Time Without Dreams seemed upset.  I also must speak to Tavian. He should know if there is a chance for Dahlia’s mother to return. I will let him decide what to tell her. She has been through too much for one her age.” Turning he stepped through a gate.

That night at Britannia’s Cat’s Lair , the company was quiet. Each of us think of what had happened these last years. Could it really be the realm was at peace? I was the last to leave. I now knew how Merrick’s ballad would end. He would be neither a hero or villan. Instead a warning to all of revenge’s grief and the Djinn, it summoned.

 

 

 

 

Ancient Treasure-Merrick Found

January 12, 2015 By: Tamais Category: Lake Austin News

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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 need it.”

 

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Shivering, I looked at him in surprise. Why would we need that evil thing.  Obviously needed sleep, He had to be mistaken. “My lord perhaps it would be better to have Dahlia or Captain Corina deal with this. “I wish they could. Evidias has returned to her tower to work on a spell to stop the evil Merrick is planning. Captain Corina is guarding Dahlia. We all agreed that keeping her save was more important. So you see that leaves me. ” “Then you should let the Royal Spies and Guard deal with this. You’ve been through much these past few days.” I said hopefully, a tired leader is a dangerous one. Scratching his head, he tried to remember what he needed to tell me. “Now what was I going to say…Oh! Our only lead has gone missing, but we know where to find him.” So, I thought, at last a lead to Merrick. But how did we lose it? “Who or what is the lead?” Agaris frowned. “The lead is a small mongbat named Iskur, a long time companion of Merrick’s. I went to speak to him at the Mongbat village, but he was gone. Since he often slips away, most didn’t pay attention. However a younger friend had followed him to the Crane Marsh. I need you to summon the Royal Spies to search for him in the marsh. Once you have found Iskur report back.”

It wasn’t hard to find the Royal Spies, waiting at hall. Someone opened a gate to the marshes and the hunt was on. It was decided to split up. My group went down to the small Lizard man village. We found Iskur looking at swamp water. “Hmmm, its just swamp water.” grabbing a handful, he offered it to me. “Do you want some?” I shook my head no. What was he doing?

 

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Then as if we weren’t there he picked up a piece of tree bark and sniffed it. That looks less edible than I thought it would be.” Watching Iskur, we hadn’t noticed that the LIzardmen has surrounded us. Not until they attacked. The Royal spies quickly took care of them. Someone laughed, “Not much of a challenge after Crimson Dragons.”

I gently grabbed Iskur, “Iskur do you know where Merrick went?” Jumping away from me, he grabbed his wings and held them close to his body. “No, mustn’t tell! My wings, my beautiful wings, he’ll clip them, he will. I signaled the guards to surround him. Trapped he began to cry. I knelt down to comfort him, “We will protect you, but we must know where he is. It is very important.” Iskur started to splash around in the water. Looking up, he smiled and told me he was taking a bath. “You wanted to know my secret to my youthful skin right?” he said hopefully. “No, Iskur, we need Merrick.”

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“Merrick was my friend,” he said sadly, ‘Why would he clip my wings? He isn’t himself is he?” It broke my heart to see the little mongbat hiding his wings and crying. “No, he isn’t. He might be under a spell. That’s why we much find him. We won’t let him clip your wings. ” Signing he looked up, I’ll tell you, but you must tell Time Without Dreams, to eat him if he tries to cut my wings.” I assured him that not only would we tell Time Without Dreams, but we would take him back to his village. He thought about it for a minute. “I saw him head out of Zento. North through the pass towards the desert” Then grabbing my hand he pleaded for me to take him home.

Once he was safe, hiding under Time Without Dreams, we headed back to meet Agairs. He was pacing the floor waiting for us. After I told him what Iskur told me, unsurprised he sat down.

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“I know why he is going there. My contacts in the Tokuno islands found the connection. The emblems we found belonged to an old nomadic tribe. Centuries ago a Djinn wandered the Tokuno Islands causing havoc. Djinn, named Izumu, drove the tribe out of their hidden city. Agairs pointed at the statue. Vowing to return home, the nomads found a blood spell that trapped the Djinn. Eviads fears that Merrick has discoved a spell to release the Djinn. The spell she made is to stop it. We must hurry to stop him” Agrais opened a gate to the passage.