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Gypsy camp?

Discussion in 'UO Players Corner' started by JPDefault, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. JPDefault

    JPDefault Guest

    On the way to Britain's moongate, I found a bunch of gypsy NPCs, with a tent, a campfire, and an inviting chest.
    I immediately tried to detect hidden to see if it was trapped before trying anything else, but after 4-5 tries, they all disappeared, bringing the metal chest with them.
    What did I miss?
  2. Tay M'real

    Tay M'real Guest

    do you happen to be new?

    these spawn quite frequently out in the open - no big deal
  3. JPDefault

    JPDefault Guest

    I'm very new, second day here and enjoying it. So there wasn't much in that chest. :(
  4. Diomedes Artega

    Diomedes Artega Certifiable
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    Oct 9, 2008
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    Yes by Brit gate and Trinsic gate they can spawn randomly and then disappear. There are more permanent ones so to speak in the Ishnear Realm. Honesty and Compassion gate come to mind. Nothing special about those either though.
  5. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
    Moderator Professional Wiki Moderator Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter

    Jul 16, 2003
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    There's also the 10 Random Gypsy Camp spawns in Ilshenar.

    THESE are important. Why?

    Because they have things you want.

    Typically there are 3 to 5 of these active at any given time. They consist of:

    1 Wagon (if you see more than one, or none, it's one of the permanent sites, that you don't want)
    1 large bonfire
    1 Tent (again, more than one, or none, you're at the wrong spot).

    The Wagon should run from the 9 o'clock to 11 o'clock position from the fire.
    The Tent should be at the 12 o'clock (North)
    Sometimes (as in, randomly, can change from visit to visit to that spawn location) there will be a forge and anvil to the sotuh (6 o'clock) of the fire.

    FIVE types of NPCs can spawn there; only the first TWO are guaranteed to be at all of them (if one or both of them is missing, it's because the structures can spawn a few minutes before the NPCs start spawning, but they ALL despawn as a unit, with the wagon & tent)
    • The Gypsy Banker: Self-explanitory
    • The Gypsy Fortune Teller: Healer/Mage NPC
    • The Iron Worker: Smith NPC, gives BODs, and sells Ingots.
    • The Vagabond: Tinker/Carpenter NPC, SELLS GEMS, Ingots and Boards.
    • The Gypsy Maiden: Provisoner NPC, sells arrows & bolts, among other items.
    When a camp spawns anew, the prices are ALL AT BASE MINIMUM. That means that -
    • Ingots will be at 8 GP per for the first 1000 each, for both Iron Worker & Vagabond,
    • Boards will be 3 GP per for the first 1000,
    • Arrows will be at (IIRC) 3 each, and bolts at 5 each
    • Most importantly for Stygian Abyss, ALL THE GEMS FROM THE VAGABOND will be at base price for the first 1000.
    Now, as it appears most of the Jeweler NPCs got reset with SA's release, this won't be an immedate issue, but there will come a time, within a week or two, where gems will end up being 20, 30, 50 or more GP each higher than their base price. Rather than paying those prices, it will be time to go look for the random Gypsy camps, and hope you are the first person to start buying there for the camp's visit.

    Typically, the camps spawn and despawn 1-3 times a day, at the different locations.

    The Locations can be found using the Stratics Atlas.
  6. JPDefault

    JPDefault Guest

    Hey, thank you very much Basara!
    Today I took a long trip into Ilshenar and eventually stumbled upon one of those camps, where I got 2500 arrows for 3gps each (bolts were 5gps).
    The fortune teller also sells very cheap scrolls/reagents, and having a gypsy banker makes it alot safer.
    Worth the trip for a brave newbie. :D
  7. hakeem

    hakeem Journeyman
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    Jul 15, 2009
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    Welcome to UO, welcome to Ilshenar.
    My first exploits into this land were quite perilous and frought with defeat. But it is my favorite place to hunt now.
    Duece's Vinculum Inn is my fav place to meet up with friends. It is a short run north from the honor shrine, and there is a healer/ gypsy camp spawn near there as well.
  8. JPDefault

    JPDefault Guest

    Thank you, thank you.
    The Shrine of Honor is indeed my first choice, primarily due to the relatively safe gypsy spawn area west of it, while I found also interesting (for hunting) the zone south-east of the Compassion Shrine.
  9. Beer_Cayse

    Beer_Cayse Guest

    I usually think of Basara as the "Encyclopedia Brittanica of UO", he's got so damn much knowledge available! <shrug>