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Boat Race on June 25th, 8pm EST (EM support requested)

Discussion in 'UO Catskills' started by hawkeye_pike, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. hawkeye_pike

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    Boat Race Challenge!

    Ahoy all!

    As our last boat race went awry [my provider disconnected me for several hours], we will now repeat the event on Thursday, June 25th at 8pm EST. The meeting place is the Counselor's Hall in Britain. A landlubber has accepted the challenge to race against me on a given route. Hopefully, our EM will be referee and take the time. The event will be repeated and will be held like a lottery:

    The landlubber who accepts my challenge bets a decent amount of gold or nifty items on his victory, and I will also throw in several thousand gold coins a race. If I beat the landlubber, the prize goes into a pot. This way, the pot will accumulate and raise until someone manages ta outsail me! If someone beats me, he gets the whole pot.

    The location of the race is determined by the me (the one who accepts my challenge will learn about it a few days prior to the event). The location may change with every race.

    Spectators are welcome, and they may place bets as well!
    May the fastest seafarer win!

    Hawkeye Pike
     
  2. Maximilliean

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    So who are you racing against?
     
  3. hawkeye_pike

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    A landlubber named Zuckuss.
     
  4. Flutter

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    I wanna take bets!
     
  5. hawkeye_pike

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    Could you please add this to the Catskills news site?
     
  6. Black Sun

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    I'll see if I can track down a newsie to do that for you.
     
  7. Sara Of Baja

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    Done! http://uo.stratics.com/news/Catskills.shtml

    I hope I can be there to see how this plays out.
     
  8. hawkeye_pike

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    Da event was lots of fun! Unfortunately, only few people showed up and our EMs didn't have time, but nevertheless there are

    1,250,000 gold coins

    in the pot now, waiting to be won by anybody who thinks he can beat a pirate! Next race will be announced soon.

    Zuckuss, the only landlubber who had da guts ta accept me challenge, can prolly be counted among da most skilled landlubbin' seafarers I have come across. But as pirates literally live on deir boats, it is difficult ta sail better than one. Thus, I was about 25 seconds faster dan him. (Although da referee tried ta favor da landlubber and made some miscalculations to my disadvantage, which quickly could be revealed though.)

    Detailed story and pictures and a map can be reviewed tonight at the Ultima Online Travelogues site.

    Hawkeye Pike

    P.S.: Thanks to all who showed up, to the referee (who's little mistake was absolutely accidental), and for the generous bets that had been placed.
     
  9. Zuckuss

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    I was drunk! All the rum ya gave me before the race ya' know.
     
  10. Zuckuss

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    And I believe it was a mere 16 seconds seafarer. Arrrrgh!!!
     
  11. hawkeye_pike

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    If ye can't handle yer vessel after havin' lots of ale, ye nut a worthy seafarer. Arrr!

    Har har.
     
  12. Sorry I missed it! I read your organizational entry in the travelogue...good stuff! My place is a wreck....