I have recently returned to UO and am trying to figure out how to steal from an npc shop, as I have not been successful despite many repetitive attempts. I am trying to steal 3 gold wire from a barrel in Serpents Hold smith shop on Felucca. I have nothing on me, except shadowdancer leggings, which give me a total of 120 stealing. I stealth up to to barrel and try to steal the item, but die every time. Closest npc is 6 squares away (which I know is close and in the notice range). 1. Does stealing from a hidden position help? As soon as I try to steal, I am revealed, so I am guessing no? 2. Does it matter if I am stealing in Trammel or Felucca? Thanks.