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Anyone Want To Do An Ancient SOS? A Tale Of Chaos and Pandemonium

Discussion in 'UO Baja' started by Amber Witch, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Amber Witch

    Amber Witch Slightly Crazed
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    So this morning I was just finishing up a cup of coffee and going through my fisher's backpack and noticed that the White Ancient SOS was still sitting there being ignored. So I decided it was time to do it and figured, heck, I'll ask in general chat if anyone wants to come along since the last one I did I died a few times and I had to bother the Count of Berg to come rez me.. again..

    So ask I did and I got a few folks who said sure, one who said ya know they're pretty tough, bring the cannon, greater dragons etc. I'm thinking to myself, okay I think I've listened to this guy in General Chat and he and seems like a tough guy. I snicker saying to myself I guess not. A Kracken and a few of it's friends is pretty easy. As I'm getting ready I'm hearing these guys in chat talk about cannon and Greater Dragons still and I'm smirking to myself.

    We meet up at Bucs Den docks for the deep water and then I realize this is a map that we have to sail to. Yeah, I forgot we had to do this. It's been a while since I've done one. So we get into a few dragon ships and sail to the coords to fish up the map. When I'm fishing up the map I'm thinking that the kraken et all is going to spawn but instead I fish up a chest. Aha! the white net is inside the chest!! Now I remember...

    So here we are...(note that the font starts to get smaller) 5 or 6 people, one dragon... on two dragon ships... I toss the net.... into the ocean.. far from land.

    I've been invised... Good people around me! They thought of me!

    The net sinks.. the waves splash around.. the seconds tick by..

    This ain't your Mama's kraken! This ain't your Papa's kracken! I'm getting hit hard by I don't know what, I'm dying, everyone around me is dying. Snakes all over the place... this big blue thing has spawned.. I'm hearing in chat something about a 25% chance of something or other spawning in Tram. I don't know.. I just know I'm confused and bewildered and trying to stay alive.

    Well it starts to sink in that this is Scalis... I swear I didn't know(font gets even smaller)! We die. we move our little dragon ships away... we rez, we go back and attack a few more times(how many times does it take for one to realize that this is a battle you don't have a chance of winning?).

    Someone says(probably the one who said so at the start) that we should get our ships and cannon. So after what seems forever we now have a ship with cannon and a few more players have signed on. That same someone says we should head for land and fight from shore. So we sail backwards all the way to Moonglow shooting our front cannon filled with heavy grapeshot and everyone shooting away trying not to die from what I've now identified as eels. I HATE eels. But that's another story.

    We FINALLY get to Moonglow where we disembark and fight like dogs and not making any headway with Scalis. His lifebar declines just enough to be able to see that we've done some damage only to have it return to full health a few minutes later.

    More people arrive.. more greater dragons more cu's. I look at the time.. It's 2:30CST..It's 4 hours after we started!!! And we haven't put a dent in it. Some of us try different chars to see if that will make a difference. Nada. What was suppose to be a simple kracken and a few of its buddies has turned into a relentless death fest with no end in sight. At some point most of us threw in the towel including myself.

    Some did not. For the rest of the story I let those that are stronger willed than I tell their story. I only know that sometime after 6:00CST this evening these fine people finally beat it down.

    I do not mention any names because I don't want to leave anyone out and I'm sure if I did mention names I would forget someone. There is only one that I'll mention and that is Roac Zoroff and his pet THOSAS. The reason is that tonight he showed me the treasure he received for his day long battle. I don't know if anyone else received anything. I can only hope you did.

    In the mean time I hope you'll forgive an old Lady. I really didn't know that there was a chance this would happen. To those of you that tried to tell me that we really should have brought cannon etc at the beginning I apologise for not listening and thinking those very silly thoughts about you.

    *Passes on the quill and paper*
     

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  2. lil debi

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    :thumbsup: OMG Amber! You made me laugh so hard ! . This is one of the most delightful and funny stories posted in a long time. More More please this read is refreshing and comical. Earlier this day I saw a lot of gen chat going on I had no idea what was happening .

    Sorry you had such a hard time but we received a great story from it.

    ;)
     
  3. SuperKen

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    Y'all should pitch in for my account to have the booster pack and I'll handle it single-handedly.
     
  4. Mama Faith

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    *ROFL* I haven't been on much in the last month and it's stories like this that make me miss playing. As I started reading the story and knew what was about to happen, I couldn't hold back my laughter. Scalis' area attack and eels are worse than anything I've seen on UO. Thanks for the giggles, Amber. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Yalp

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    Not having encountered the great Scalis since it's inception, I saw the spirited talk on the general channel about the pile of grey robes handed out earlier, but still excitement grew in my heart. I've been waiting months to engage this short but ferocious creature. I followed the trail of blood to the shores of Moonglow. With the worst lag of the year hitting me hard, I tried to dual client it, a bard and a Mage. Once disco'd the creature died in under 2 hours. I can't image it being taken head on at full strength. I got off lucky, with deaths in the single digits. The eels were relentless, dealing their poisonous bites. All I have to say is thank the UO gods they are not electric eels!

    There were small dents and bruises to Scalis, but it wasn't till the greater dragons and enough mages showed up to cast heal on them that we started to see real damage to it's form.

    It was a wonderful introduction to Scalis, and a most excellent example of the best of our shard! I'm glad to have been part of it.

    Now I must go pull the rest of the scales from my mages backside.
     
  6. Logrus

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    That is absolutely hilarious. I will sleep well tonight.