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Axem Quest Books

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Assia Penryn, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Assia Penryn

    Assia Penryn The Sleeping Dragon
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    Does anyone have a link to a list of complete titles and any rarity to each title? I remember reading that some titles are more rare than others. Thank you! *smiles*
     
  2. Trebr Drab

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    Here's a thread that seems to have most of the information.
    Link
     
  3. Assia Penryn

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    Thank you -very- much! *hugs*
     
  4. Tina Small

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    I think Nyses may have a good list and know which titles are the rarest.

    You may also want to check out this post Wilki made on 9/18/2009 confirming the range in rarity from "plain" to "first edition" and that some titles are indeed rarer than others: http://vboards.stratics.com/showpost.php?p=1411905&postcount=41.

    If the books are indeed titles from Ultima VI, it seems the list may include the following books (many thanks to Maplestone for this list):

    1 Alice in Wonderland
    2 Baldwin's Big Book of Baking
    3 The Book of Spirituality
    4 The Caverns of Freitag
    5 The Codex of Infinite Wisdom
    6 Crossbow Markmanship by Iolo Fitzowen
    7 The First Age of Darkness
    8 Dilzal's Almanac of Good Advice
    9 Hubert's Hair Raising Adventure
    10 Knights of Legend, Volume I
    11 Kodeks Benmontas (aka The Book of Administration)
    12 Kodeks Benommani (aka The Book of Prosperity)
    13 Kodeks Destermur (aka The Book of The Underworld)
    14 Kodeks Kir (aka The Book of Circles)
    15 Kodeks Rit (aka The Book of Ritual)
    16 Kodeks Xen (aka The Book of Family)
    17 Logbook of The Empire
    18 The Lost Book of Mantras
    19 Of Dreams and Visions
    20 Plans for The Construction of A Hot Air Balloon
    21 Plant Lore
    22 The Quest of The Avatar
    23 The Second Age of Darkness
    24 Snilwit's Big Book of Boardgame Strategy
    25 Tangled Tales
    26 The Third Age of Darkness
    27 A Treatise on The Lore of Gargoyles
    28 Warriors of Destiny
    29 Windwalker
    30 The Wizard of Oz
    31 Ye Lost Art of Ballooning

    For titles 11-16, I have seen "The Book of Administration," "The Book of Family" and "The Book of The Underworld," but haven't yet come across the same titles labeled as "Kodeks Benmontas," "Kodeks Xen" or "Kodeks Destermur." I have seen a "Kodeks Rit" but not "The Book of Ritual." I haven't yet seen a "Kodeks Benommani" or "The Book of Prosperity," or a "Kodeks Kir" or "The Book of Circles." So at this point I'm not sure if we actually have just 31 titles or if we have more like 37 if there are also exist "English" title equivalents of titles 11-16 in addition to their original gargoyle (??) titles.
     
  5. Trebr Drab

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    You are quite welcome, young lady. Good luck with your collection. Mine is woefully short.
     
  6. Trebr Drab

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    Tina, check that thread towards the end. There's 37 books listed there, and a post about rare books.

    Edit: Oops! I see now, you know that. Sorry.
     
  7. Tina Small

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    I'm going to go through my books and, using the list below, substitute either an F, C, L, or P for a hyphen in the appropriate column to indicate which versions of that title I've acquired so far. Don't know if anyone else wants to do the same thing. Might be an easy way to spot at a glance which titles and versions are rarer than others?? (F = First Edition, C = Collector's Edition, L = Limited Edition, and P = plain/normal edition.) I'm using the "Code" tag around the list to try to make sure things stay lined up.

    Code:
    F C L P
    
    - - - - 1 Alice in Wonderland
    - - - - 2 Baldwin's Big Book of Baking
    - - - - 3 The Book of Administration
    - - - - 4 The Book of Circles
    - - - - 5 The Book of Family
    - - - - 6 The Book of Prosperity
    - - - - 7 The Book of Ritual
    - - - - 8 The Book of Spirituality
    - - - - 9 The Book of The Underworld
    - - - - 10 The Caverns of Freitag
    - - - - 11 The Codex of Infinite Wisdom
    - - - - 12 Crossbow Markmanship by Iolo Fitzowen
    - - - - 13 The First Age of Darkness
    - - - - 14 Dilzal's Almanac of Good Advice
    - - - - 15 Hubert's Hair Raising Adventure
    - - - - 16 Knights of Legend, Volume I
    - - - - 17 Kodeks Benmontas
    - - - - 18 Kodeks Benommani
    - - - - 19 Kodeks Destermur
    - - - - 20 Kodeks Kir
    - - - - 21 Kodeks Rit
    - - - - 22 Kodeks Xen
    - - - - 23 Logbook of The Empire
    - - - - 24 The Lost Book of Mantras
    - - - - 25 Of Dreams and Visions
    - - - - 26 Plans for The Construction of A Hot Air Balloon
    - - - - 27 Plant Lore
    - - - - 28 The Quest of The Avatar
    - - - - 29 The Second Age of Darkness
    - - - - 30 Snilwit's Big Book of Boardgame Strategy
    - - - - 31 Tangled Tales
    - - - - 32 The Third Age of Darkness
    - - - - 33 A Treatise on The Lore of Gargoyles
    - - - - 34 Warriors of Destiny
    - - - - 35 Windwalker
    - - - - 36 The Wizard of Oz
    - - - - 37 Ye Lost Art of Ballooning
     
  8. Tina Small

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    Here is what I have at the moment. Not going to get into colors on the plain ones until someone else figures out the color range and names!!! LOL I haven't spent a whole lot of time collecting these, so I'm sure there are other people out there that have a much more extensive collection.

    Code:
    F C L P
    
    - C - - 1 Alice in Wonderland
    F - - P 2 Baldwin's Big Book of Baking
    - - - P 3 The Book of Administration
    - - - - 4 The Book of Circles
    - C - P 5 The Book of Family
    - - - - 6 The Book of Prosperity
    - - - - 7 The Book of Ritual
    - C - - 8 The Book of Spirituality
    - C - P 9 The Book of The Underworld
    - - - P 10 The Caverns of Freitag
    - - - P 11 The Codex of Infinite Wisdom
    - - - P 12 Crossbow Markmanship by Iolo Fitzowen
    - - - - 13 The First Age of Darkness
    - - - - 14 Dilzal's Almanac of Good Advice
    - - L P 15 Hubert's Hair Raising Adventure
    - - - P 16 Knights of Legend, Volume I
    - - - - 17 Kodeks Benmontas
    - - - P 18 Kodeks Benommani
    - - - - 19 Kodeks Destermur
    - - - - 20 Kodeks Kir
    - C - P 21 Kodeks Rit
    - - - - 22 Kodeks Xen
    - - - - 23 Logbook of The Empire
    - - - - 24 The Lost Book of Mantras
    - - - P 25 Of Dreams and Visions
    - - - P 26 Plans for The Construction of A Hot Air Balloon
    - - - P 27 Plant Lore
    - - - P 28 The Quest of The Avatar
    - - - - 29 The Second Age of Darkness
    - - - P 30 Snilwit's Big Book of Boardgame Strategy
    - - L - 31 Tangled Tales
    - - - - 32 The Third Age of Darkness
    - - - P 33 A Treatise on The Lore of Gargoyles
    - - - P 34 Warriors of Destiny
    - - - P 35 Windwalker
    - - L - 36 The Wizard of Oz
    - - - - 37 Ye Lost Art of Ballooning
     
  9. Yalp

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    Of your missing item list, I can confirm all except The Book of Prosperity.. I have all the other Kodex's. Of the list in general.. I have all except 1) The Book of Prosperity, 2) The Lost book of Mantras, 3) The 3rd age of Darkness and 4) Ye lost art of ballooning.. These are regular not Collection, First or Limited Ed's
     
  10. Tina Small

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    Thanks, Yalp. I fixed the original "blank" list with hyphens above so it now reflects 37 titles in alphabetical order. Now to clean up my own confused list!
     
  11. Yalp

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    I am not sure how to add my own info to your chart, so I'll have to stick with the handwritten note of my post above *oops*

    I'm curious to see if anyone else has the 4 specifically that I am missing.. just to confirm they are available in game so I can continue to work for them.
     
  12. Tina Small

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    Just go to post #7 that has the clean list and cut and paste the list into your own message. Then either highlight the whole list and click on the little "#" icon where you see the other message formatting buttons to "wrap" the whole list or do it manually by inserting a "CODE" command (should be in the square brackets though) at the top of the list and a "/CODE" command (again, needs to be in square brackets) at the end of the list.

    Once you have the clean list copied, just substitute appropriate letters on each line for the hyphens to indicate which versions of each title you have. I put the English titles near the top, alphabetically. (You normally ignore words like "A," "An" and "The" as the first word in a title when you're alphabetizing book titles.) Eventually if enough people post lists in the same format some brave soul can consolidate everything into one list so we can see more easily which titles and editions haven't been found yet.

    For determining rarity, perhaps a more ambitious project would be to actually report how many copies you have of each title in each edition. To keep everything lined up though you'd have to go to double hyphens. I might just instead investigate setting up a spreadsheet on Google that people can add their info to and have it calculate totals. Give me a few days to play with that and I'll see if I can figure out something.
     
  13. Yalp

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    multiple copies.. pfft... i have room for just 1 of each! :)
     
  14. Trebr Drab

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    Thanks Tina.

    Ya know, I can't fully participate in this, as well as many other things, because I'm not "geared up" (note the WoW phrase!). I'm trying to get there.
    I like the powergaming aspect in this quest sense, but the requirement to powergame to be able to participate is killin' me. I am not a powergamer. I cannot sit and bang on MOBs for hours on end, day after day. I wouldn't want to if I could, but I'm forced to do it anyways just to get to the point where I can play the way I want to and enjoy.

    And no doubt, as soon as I get there, after months of playing the way I don't like and don't want to, UO will add yet another level of powergaming required to participate in the things I want to do. It really P'ss's me off, Devs.
     
  15. Tina Small

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    On the off chance we'll actually be able to do something with these SOON (i.e., turn them in for something useful??), I've been stashing some of them on a boat. So far the bag only has about 40 books in it because I moved on to working on a different character on another shard who still has a little wiggle room left in her bank box for the books for now.

    I hate doing the turn in for the broken vase quest because toggling those shards is such a pain and the reward almost always just doesn't feel worthwhile, but somehow I feel compelled to pick up the stupid broken shards every time they're in a corpse and save my poor crafter just a teeny bit of killing.

    And somehow I just can't get all that motivated for the Percolem quests. He never seems to offer one that meshes with what I'd like to be killing at the moment for some other purpose (e.g., collecting resources or imbuing ingredients) and I can't see just doing the quests to get the books. Just not that into collecting rare stuff, I guess. Now if there was just some way to guarantee I could get more white pearls and amber out of either set of quests, maybe I'd be more motivated to do them!
     
  16. Tina Small

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    Google Spreadsheet for the Axem/Percolem Quest Books

    I set up a Google spreadsheet to try to start tracking this information. If you want me to add your information to the spreadsheet, just put it in this thread and I'll add it to the spreadsheet as time permits. Please don't send the info to me in a PM because my mailbox just isn't that big!!! LOL

    What you'll want to post is how many you have of each edition of each title. If you want to use the list in post #7 and put a letter in the appropriate column to indicate the edition, I'll just assume you have 1 of that title/edition combination.

    Here's the link to view the spreadsheet: http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Aj2lpjetLFwwdG5YZnltRXBnS1JLUDZpT3Q1eHJTQ0E&hl=en

    Note: I haven't added any information to it yet so you won't see any totals for a while. There's a totals page at the beginning and a separate page for each title.
     
  17. Yalp

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    I have no way to confirm this, but it seems from anecdotal evidence that the higher quest.. ie Untranslated tome and Tier 3 Percolum quests tend to drop more collectors/ltd etc editions. I do like doing the Maddening Horror quest 1-3 times a week... loot to unravel, a relic frag, a high end book 10k in gold and 3-5 ml gems.. not too bad!
     
  18. Tina Small

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    Yalp, I put you down for one plain edition of every book except the four you indicated you don't have. If you want me to add anything else (e.g., first, collector, or limited edition info), just let me know.
     
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    I'm really after the Collector's Edition ones. Here is my list:

    Code:
    
    F C L P
    
    - C L - 1 Alice in Wonderland
    - - - - 2 Baldwin's Big Book of Baking
    - C - - 3 The Book of Administration
    - - - - 4 The Book of Circles
    - C L - 5 The Book of Family
    - C - - 6 The Book of Prosperity
    - - - - 7 The Book of Ritual
    F C L - 8 The Book of Spirituality
    - C - - 9 The Book of The Underworld
    - - - - 10 The Caverns of Freitag
    - - - - 11 The Codex of Infinite Wisdom
    - - - - 12 Crossbow Markmanship by Iolo Fitzowen
    - C - - 13 The First Age of Darkness
    - - - - 14 Dilzal's Almanac of Good Advice
    - C L - 15 Hubert's Hair Raising Adventure
    - - - - 16 Knights of Legend, Volume I
    - C - - 17 Kodeks Benmontas
    - C - - 18 Kodeks Benommani
    - - - - 19 Kodeks Destermur
    - - - - 20 Kodeks Kir
    - C L - 21 Kodeks Rit
    - - - - 22 Kodeks Xen
    - - - - 23 Logbook of The Empire
    - - - - 24 The Lost Book of Mantras
    - C L - 25 Of Dreams and Visions
    F C - - 26 Plans for The Construction of A Hot Air Balloon
    F C - - 27 Plant Lore
    - C - - 28 The Quest of The Avatar
    - - - - 29 The Second Age of Darkness
    F C - - 30 Snilwit's Big Book of Boardgame Strategy
    - C - - 31 Tangled Tales
    - - - - 32 The Third Age of Darkness
    - C - - 33 A Treatise on The Lore of Gargoyles
    - - - - 34 Warriors of Destiny
    - - - - 35 Windwalker
    - - - - 36 The Wizard of Oz
    
     
  20. Tina Small

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    Pfloyd, I added your information to the spreadsheet.
     
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    F C L Titles in Red none out of around 400+
    Titles in Blue just one or two collected

    - C L 1 Alice in Wonderland
    - - - 2 Baldwin's Big Book of Baking
    - C - 3 The Book of Administration
    - - - 4 The Book of Circles
    - C L 5 The Book of Family
    - - - 6 The Book of Prosperity
    - - - 7 The Book of Ritual
    - C L 8 The Book of Spirituality
    F C L 9 The Book of The Underworld
    - - - 10 The Caverns of Freitag
    - C - 11 The Codex of Infinite Wisdom
    - - - 12 Crossbow Markmanship by Iolo Fitzowen
    - - - 13 The First Age of Darkness
    - - - 14 Dilzal's Almanac of Good Advice
    - C - 15 Hubert's Hair Raising Adventure
    - C - 16 Knights of Legend, Volume I
    - - - 17 Kodeks Benmontas
    - C - 18 Kodeks Benommani
    - - L 19 Kodeks Destermur
    - - - 20 Kodeks Kir
    - C L 21 Kodeks Rit
    - - - -22 Kodeks Xen
    - C - 23 Logbook of The Empire
    - - - 24 The Lost Book of Mantras
    - C L 25 Of Dreams and Visions
    - C - 26 Plans for The Construction of A Hot Air Balloon
    - C L 27 Plant Lore
    - C - 28 The Quest of The Avatar
    - - - 29 The Second Age of Darkness
    - C L 30 Snilwit's Big Book of Boardgame Strategy
    - C - 31 Tangled Tales
    - - - 32 The Third Age of Darkness
    F C L 33 A Treatise on The Lore of Gargoyles
    - - - 34 Warriors of Destiny
    - - - 35 Windwalker
    - C - 36 The Wizard of Oz
    - - - 37 Ye Lost Art of Ballooning


    This is a combination of collecting from the museum and explorer quest. I don't know if things changed but seems after doing many and at least every day - The rare editions show up more often. If I change up to character not done any wont see any editions in 15. Where as my main quester gets 1 in 4.
     
  22. Tina Small

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    Warpig, I added numbers to the spreadsheet for you. Let me know if any of them need to be adjusted.

    It's looking to me as if The Third Age of Darkness might be the rarest title of all, at least just based on the info people have provided so far.
     
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    F C L P [F = First Edition, C = Collector's Edition, L = Limited Edition, and P = plain/normal edition.]

    Code:
    - C L P 1 Alice in Wonderland
    - - - P 2 Baldwin's Big Book of Baking
    - C L - 3 The Book of Administration
    - - - P 4 The Book of Circles
    - C - P 5 The Book of Family
    - C - - 6 The Book of Prosperity
    - - - - 7 The Book of Ritual
    - C - P 8 The Book of Spirituality
    F C - P 9 The Book of The Underworld
    - C - P 10 The Caverns of Freitag
    - - - - 11 The Codex of Infinite Wisdom
    - - - P 12 Crossbow Markmanship by Iolo Fitzowen
    - - - P 13 The First Age of Darkness
    - - - P 14 Dilzal's Almanac of Good Advice
    - C L P 15 Hubert's Hair Raising Adventure
    - - - P 16 Knights of Legend, Volume I
    - - - - 17 Kodeks Benmontas
    - C - P 18 Kodeks Benommani
    - - - P 19 Kodeks Destermur
    - - - - 20 Kodeks Kir
    F C L P 21 Kodeks Rit
    - - - - 22 Kodeks Xen
    - C - P 23 Logbook of The Empire
    - - - - 24 The Lost Book of Mantras
    - C L P 25 Of Dreams and Visions
    F C L P 26 Plans for The Construction of A Hot Air Balloon
    F C - P 27 Plant Lore
    - - - - 28 The Quest of The Avatar
    - - - P 29 The Second Age of Darkness
    - C L P 30 Snilwit's Big Book of Boardgame Strategy
    - - - P 31 Tangled Tales
    - - - - 32 The Third Age of Darkness
    - C - P 33 A Treatise on The Lore of Gargoyles
    - - - P 34 Warriors of Destiny
    - - - - 35 Windwalker
    - - - P 36 The Wizard of Oz
    - - - P 37 Ye Lost Art of Ballooning
    
    I purchased most of my books and have discarded any duplicates. These are the only ones I have run across so far.

    BlissMarie
     
  24. Yalp

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    Ok Tina.. .here's my complete list atm including all versions.



    Code:
    F C L P
    
    - C L P 1 Alice in Wonderland
    - - L P 2 Baldwin's Big Book of Baking
    - - - P 3 The Book of Administration
    - - - P 4 The Book of Circles
    - C - P 5 The Book of Family
    - - - - 6 The Book of Prosperity
    - C L P 7 The Book of Ritual
    - C L P 8 The Book of Spirituality
    - C L P 9 The Book of The Underworld
    - - - P 10 The Caverns of Freitag
    - - - P 11 The Codex of Infinite Wisdom
    - - - P 12 Crossbow Markmanship by Iolo Fitzowen
    - - - P 13 The First Age of Darkness
    - - - P 14 Dilzal's Almanac of Good Advice
    - C - P 15 Hubert's Hair Raising Adventure
    - - - P 16 Knights of Legend, Volume I
    - - - P 17 Kodeks Benmontas
    F C - P 18 Kodeks Benommani
    - C - P 19 Kodeks Destermur
    - - - P 20 Kodeks Kir
    - C - P 21 Kodeks Rit
    - C - P 22 Kodeks Xen
    - C - P 23 Logbook of The Empire
    - - - - 24 The Lost Book of Mantras
    - C - P 25 Of Dreams and Visions
    - C - P 26 Plans for The Construction of A Hot Air Balloon
    - C - P 27 Plant Lore
    - - - P 28 The Quest of The Avatar
    - - - P 29 The Second Age of Darkness
    - C - P 30 Snilwit's Big Book of Boardgame Strategy
    - C - P 31 Tangled Tales
    - - - - 32 The Third Age of Darkness
    F C L P 33 A Treatise on The Lore of Gargoyles
    - C - P 34 Warriors of Destiny
    - - - P 35 Windwalker
    - - - P 36 The Wizard of Oz
    - - - - 37 Ye Lost Art of Ballooning
    [/QUOTE]
     
  25. Tina Small

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    I updated Yalp's numbers, added Bliss Marie's, and dropped each of my totals down to 1 (for consistency with everyone else's numbers), and added a bar graph. I wish I could put the columns in a different order so the graph would look a little better, but it's way too much work!

    http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Aj2lpjetLFwwdG5YZnltRXBnS1JLUDZpT3Q1eHJTQ0E&hl=en

    I'm also wondering if it's possible that the "rarity sequence" is actually plain; collector's edition; limited edition; first edition? It seems like more people have collector's editions than limited editions.
     
  26. Yalp

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    That's alot of work as is, thx so much!

    I do think you are right on the rarity of class of book... at least that's how it's been working for me, and I see the same pattern in the info supplied this far.
     
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    My list/experience is the rarety goes Black-Orange-White. White books like the Underworld - Treaties - Plant Lore I have gotten 5+ of. At least 10 other white titles I have gotten doubles of. Of course have to remember that the games RNG hates me. The second Black book I got was a double.