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Catching up

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Gameboy, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. Gameboy

    Gameboy Sage
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    When and how did Lord Blackthorn become king?? Is there a place I can catch up?

    Thank you for your time,
     
  2. Captn Norrington

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    It happened October of 2012. Here is a link to something that might help explain it a little bit: http://uo2.stratics.com/huge-pacific-crowd-blackthorns-coronation-dupre-wows/

    It was pretty random....I went to the Atlantic coronation event and none of us had any idea how or why Blackthorn was back...he just kind of....showed up.
     
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  3. Kirthag

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    In the longer history of things regarding the rulers of our realm. (Short and Sweet Version)

    Lord British disappeared - on some shards it is whispered a dastardly orcish clan accosted our most favored lordship. On others there is a belief that Blackthorn had something to do with it. Depends upon who you talk to.
    --- IRL RG and EA had a divorce.

    The lands became quite chaotic. Without a central ruler, several of the shards vied for self government. Then these godlings appeared and to this day still work hard to bring a sense of cohesion within the shards. These godlings some call "EMs".

    As the powers of dark (meaning Minax, Exodus and the like) realized the vacuum created by Lord British's absence grew, so too did their boldness. Eventually, a young girl from Yew stepped forward - this be Dawn. She did her utmost to fight for all of Sosaria, and paid dearly with her life to destroy the daemon Virtubane. Her memorial can be found on the Yew coastline across the little bay from the Empath Abbey.

    During Dawn's time as Queen, she created a sort of relationship with the Gargoyle Queen of Ter Mur.

    Dawn was valiant, but ultimately did not destroy the darkness of Minax. Again, the witch stirred sensing a void in the leadership of Sosaria. And out of the blue stepped Blackthorn. One time Lord British's best friend and "best kept enemy". Knowing the shards of Sosaria need a central figure for rulership, Blackthorn basically set himself upon the thrown, declaring hisself king with the help of Dupre.

    Now... some loyalists to Lord British find this to be an atrocity as the Virtues are something Blackthorn never really supported - his philosophy is that Chaos rules supreme and the Virtues are just there to help keep the sheep calm. Although Blackthorn's rule has been so far "successful" - Minax is still not in control of the Shards - several of the eldest citizens of Sosaria question Blackthorn's motives.

    And then the Time Lord showed up and we all know when he appears things get a bit, frisky.

    Now a gateway to Minax is opened via Eodon. Hmmmm....

    I'm waiting for the Shadow Lords to show their faces again.
     
  4. Dot_Warner

    Dot_Warner Babbling Loonie
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    Here is a decent write up, though from the POV of the events: http://www.uoguide.com/The_Awakening

    The official fiction is listed in order at the bottom.

    The return of Blackthorn was a massive retcon to the Third Dawn storyline, striking many of us as a cheapening of that story.
     
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  5. kelmo

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    Nerds...
     
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  6. Dot_Warner

    Dot_Warner Babbling Loonie
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    They already have... on the Ararat... which is where their story started in the Ultima Prime cannon.

    We just can't seem to do away with an enemy any more...
     
  7. Kirthag

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    Oh yeah, the sunken ship.
    But that's not really being developed as a story... or is it... hrm.....

    (((grew bored of going down there and killing things over and over again so just kinda went meh about the SLs being down there)))
     
  8. Dot_Warner

    Dot_Warner Babbling Loonie
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    The first story was Enchantment of the Royal Sea Part 1, but we never got a part two...

    Will there be more, @Kyronix?
     
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  9. Gameboy

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    That's awesome, thank you!
     
  10. Kirthag

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    Follow the links as well as the ones from Dot - UOguide.com had chronicled well a lot of what we are talking about without getting flowery about it all.

    And yes, we are nerds. :p
    We luvs our Sosaria.
     
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  12. MalagAste

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    Well if none of you remember I recall watching our Lord British vanish through a gate with as many of the shards of the Gem of Immortality as he could find and disappearing into the void. I believe I took a picture. Farewell.jpg

    and then he left us leaderless... with the "Royal Council" in charge... but we never saw this "Royal Council"... Took years before we were given a new Sovereign.
     
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