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In-Game Books - Lore and Stories

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Evlar, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Evlar

    Evlar Guest

    I'm in the process of building a new rune library, which will also feature a section of in-game books, such as those that can be stolen from places like Britain Library and Britain Castle, those that are loot, quest items or rewards.

    I've got about 30-ish different ones so far, but wondered... is there a "master" list of the titles anywhere I can cross reference against?

    Any links or pointing in the right direction would be most appreciated :D
     
  2. Trebr Drab

    Trebr Drab Guest

    Stratics has a page for the original books, along with some of the subsequent releases. Not the newest books with the SA expansion. Note that the last book on the list, "Phonemes of the orcish tongue, by Yorick of Yew", was a very rare item that didn't spawn after the early days. I don't know if there's any copies left at all anymore. I'm not sure that it wasn't a one time Easter Egg spawned at release, I just don't know.
    Link

    I don't know why this entire section is removed from the UO Stratics front page links. I guess it's like everything else, if it's not about powergaming it has no value. They used to archive all the events and history too, but that went away some time ago. Go figure, it's just a game.
     
  3. CaesarDoP

    CaesarDoP Journeyman
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    Evlar,

    I played many years ago, and I also collected the books you speak about. I had the entire collection in Both Colors, but as I said this was back in 2004. Here is the List I had back then, I hope this helps,

    Peace be with you Evlar

    Caesar

    Beltran’s Guide to Guilds
    Birds of Britannia
    The Bold Stranger
    Britannia Flora: A Casual Guide
    The Burning of Trinsic
    Classic Children’s Tales: Volume 2
    Classic Tales of Vesper: Volume 1
    Deceit: A Dungeon of Horrors
    Dimensional Travel
    Ethical Hedonism
    The Fight
    A Grammar of Orcish
    The Life of a Traveling Minstrel
    The Major Trade Associations
    My Story
    On The Diversity of Our Land
    A Politic Call to Anarchy
    A Primer on Arms & Weapons
    The Rankings of Trades
    Regarding Llamas
    A Song of Samlethe
    A Tale of Three Tribes
    Talking to Wisps
    Taming Dragons
    Treatise on Alchemy
    Virtue
    The Wild Girl of the Forest
    Phenomes of the Orcish Tongue


    Supposedly there are two other books that used to spawn (I think one was The Etymology of Orcish or something like that). There are 27 currently spawning. There are two "looks" to the books. The small coffee colored or purple in ton ones and the larger white or tan in ton books, can all be found at provisioner shops. You have to buy and open them to "read" them and see which story is inside. They can't be copied by scribes or written over. If the book (other than these listed above) is blue or the small "newbie" brown book, then it's either been handwritten by someone or copied by a scribe.

    The Khaldun Journal set includes:
    Journal: Discovery of the Tomb Days 1-21 (by Tavara Sewel)
    Lysander's Notebook Days 1-19 (by Lysander Gathanwale)
    The Daily Journal of Grimmoch Drummel Days 1-23 (by Grimmoch Drummel)
     
  4. Trebr Drab

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    Caesar, you show:
    Lysander's Notebook Days 1-19 (by Lysander Gathanwale)

    I only have to day 13, where he joins the Khaldun. Are you sure about the days beyond that? I copied mine, and am not aware that there might be more??
     
  5. CaesarDoP

    CaesarDoP Journeyman
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    Trebr Drab,

    I may, no I am Probably wrong, as I said this was a List from many years ago, and I have since given the collection away.

    I am sorry I can not be of more help

    Peace be with you Trebr Drab

    Caesar
     
  6. Trebr Drab

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    My thanks to you, sir.

    Looking at my old notes and images of Khaldun, I really need to get back there.
     
  7. kitiara-atlantic

    kitiara-atlantic Lore Master
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    Here's a direct link to the UOGuide list (the other link is a search results link) -
    http://www.uoguide.com/List_of_In-Game_Books_(Atlantic)

    and the books they list:
    Stealable Books
    Beltrans Guide to Guilds
    Birds of Britannia
    The Bold Stranger
    Britannian Flora : a Casual Guide
    The Burning of Trinsic
    Classic Children’s Tales, Volume 2
    Classic Tales of Vesper Volume 1
    Deceit: A dungeon of Horrors
    Dimensional Travel, a Monograph
    Ethical Hedonism: an Introduction
    The Fight
    A Grammar of Orcish
    The Life of a Traveling Minstrel
    The Major Trade Association
    My Story
    On the Diversity of our Land
    A Politic Call to Anarchy
    A Primer on Arms and Weapons
    Quest of the Virtues (Volumes 1 & 2)
    The Rankings of the Trade
    Regarding Llamas
    The Shattering
    A Song of Samlethe
    A Tale of Three Tribes
    Talking to Wisps
    Taming Dragons
    Treatise on Alchemy
    Virtue
    The Wild Girl of the Forest

    I've been able to find all of those books to steal in bookshelves in towns on Atlantic.
     
  8. Evlar

    Evlar Guest

    Thanks for all the replies. :)

    To confirm the list that kitiara-atlantic posted, I have all of those stealable books. Was a little surprised with the following:

    Classic Children’s Tales, Volume 2 - No volume 1.
    Classic Tales of Vesper, Volume 1 - No following volumes.

    Just wondering if if the "missing" volumes exist or not.

    CaesarDoP - The one's I've collected are the lightest colour ones, as they sit just right on a south facing book shelf ;)

    Phonemes of the orcish tongue is one I've actually seen before, but I've never kept it for whatever reason. I think it may have come from an IDOC, so I'll keep my eyes open to see if I can pick one up somewhere. Last time I saw it was on Great Lakes. As Trebr Drab mentioned though, it's most likely rare these days if it was a one-off easter egg drop.

    Doing a library of these books is only a recent decision. Just thought it would be nice for players on Europa to have somewhere they can see these books together, that they otherwise might not see or be unaware of.

    I forgot all about these, though I do remember them. Hopefully they still spawn, though I can't remember, were they drops on creatures in Khaldun or were they stealable? Either way, I'll be going for a look. Has been some years since I went there.

    I'm also collecting quest books that I happen across, that come in a variety of colours. The main ones I've seen so far emanate from the museum quests in Ter Mur. I'll update with a list of all those I've had so far.

    If anyone happens across any that haven't been mentioned though and can confirm they exist, please post them here. :)
     
  9. Lorax_Pacific

    Lorax_Pacific Lore Master
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    Hail Traveler,

    I have some books that weren't listed there. Here are the 59 titles and authors. I can't find my rare Classic Childern's Tales, Volume 1. I'll update the Author when I find it.

    -Lorax
     
  10. Tazar

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    You forgot the one titled "Are you looking for community?" that keeps mysteriously popping up on most shards... :p

    OK... Just kidding!
     
  11. Evlar

    Evlar Guest

    Ahh, not very rare though that is it. :D

    Thing is, they obviously don't use red petals on those books... you'd be surprised what "edits" appear on those books from time to time...:blushing:
     
  12. Evlar

    Evlar Guest

    Lorax_Pacific - That's some collection there. Are some of those event books, or just very old rare books?
     
  13. Lorax_Pacific

    Lorax_Pacific Lore Master
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    I think most are from stealing, but the ones I just added are from the SA quests.

    However, I was adding author names and noticed I can't find a bag of books so went and got some replacments...Found a new one that doesn't look player made. "Fortune Teller summons, Laralee Farday".

    I have the rare book Classic Children's Tales, Volume 1. I put it in a safe place and can't find it now to show the authors name. I'll stumble across it sorting a house someday.

    -Lorax

    p.s.
    If you know how to insert table let me know because I can;t get it to work.