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Murdered Council (spoiler, complete I think)

Discussion in 'UO Europa' started by Flame (DrR), Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Flame (DrR)

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    Extra! Extra! Hear all about it!
    Terror, mayhem! The members of the Royal Council have been assassinated!
    Royal Council dead! Inspector Jasper looking for leads!
    The Royal Council members have been slain. Speak to Jasper to assist in the investigation.
    Murder at the Castle!! The members of the Royal Council have been murdered!
    The Council is dead! Murder most foul at the Castle!
    Inspector Jasper is in charge of ongoing investigation at the Castle!
    Mews! Horrible, blood chilling news!


    Jasper Castle Britain

    Morning - If you wish to assist in the investigation, speak to me other wise do not disturb the evidence.
    Assist - Thank you! We can use all the help you can give. We must find clues that will lead us to the culprits.
    Clues - Bring me anything that can track down the murderers and find the four people missing.
    Missing - Aye, Lord Casa, Captain Avery, Lady Aileen, Sherry the Mouse are nowhere to be found.
    Casca - Ambassador Casca was seen entering the Council room last night yet he is not among the bodies.
    Avery - He leads Lord Francesco’s personal guard and has lead many a raid against the FOA.
    Aileen - A noble who has been residing at the castle, her room has been ransacked.
    Sherry - She is a close friend of Lady Aileen, where ever they are we believe they are together.
    Clues - Bring me anything that can help us track down the murderers and find the four missing people.
    FOA - The Followers of Armageddon: a group of crazy fanatics dead set on the destruction of our world.


    In the South meeting room many people lie dead in pools of there own blood and “broken glass” beside there bodies. Lord Francesco body is collapsed on the centre chair. A red skull has been left behind on the table with a note saying “A Token Of Our Respect To The Shadow. For The Eternal Glory Of Nothingness! - FOA”

    (Search murder scene, use Forensic Evaluation on Lord Francesco body you discover a Bloodied Scroll).

    Hand Jasper the Bloodied Scroll:
    Jasper: There seems to be a message written on it. Olivia might be able to help you decipher it.
    Olivia - She’s an alchemist with the illusionists Guild on the island of Moonglow.



    Olivia Moonglow Illusionist Guild

    Give Olivia the Bloodied Scroll
    Olivia: I can thing the scroll and the blood covering but I will need some ingredients to do so.
    Ingredients - I need a sack of sack of speckled poison and a zoogie fungus to thin the blood on this parchment.

    Give Speckled Poison Sack to Olivia:
    Olivia: Ah perfect! This poison can lose it’s potency way too quickly.
    Give Zoogie Fungus to Olivia:
    Olivia Excellent! This should be enough fungus.
    Give Bloodied Scroll to Olivia:
    Olivia: Alright I’ve thinned the blood, I suggest you see Althara next.

    (receive a Soggy Parchment (blue scroll)).
    Althara - She is a highly respected Scribe in Moonglow


    Althara

    Give Althara Soggy parchment
    Althara: I rather not know how it came to be in this state, here’s a clear transcription of the message. (receive “A Transcription” (red book)).


    A Transcription
    By Althara

    Milord Francesco,

    I have strong reasons to believe that you and the entire Council are in danger. Avoid tonight’s Council meeting if at all possible or shorten it and come meet me at once. I have fled the Castle with Sherry, as both our lives have also been threatened.

    I beg you to hastily come to my Trinsic residence. I will tell you more. Do not speak of this to anyone. There are traitors within the Castle walls.

    Sincerely,

    Lady Aileen



    Aileen’s house SE of West Trinsic bank

    Discover book in chest of draws called My Journal.

    My Journal

    MONDAY

    I am beginning to share Sherry’s suspicions. The strange hooded man was meeting someone in the Council chamber again. Nobody seems to know who he is. And as always, Lord Francesco has been whisked away from the castle, by Captain Avery before the strangers arrival. This seems a little too convenient.

    FRIDAY

    My efforts are paying off at last. Anselm has finally discovered more information about Soldier Brian, the traitor who killed so many of our loyal Royal Guard during the raid against the FOA in Blood Dungeon. It offends me that someone from my home town could do such a horrible thing.

    I wish I had told Anselm to meet me at my private residence rather than the Mess Hall. Fortunately, it is a short stroll from my house and hopefully no prying eyes will notice me.


    Lying on the bed A Hastily Scribbled Message

    A Message
    By Lady Aileen

    Milord,

    The hooded man I told you about was once more at the Castle tonight. Sherry overheard him tell someone that the Council would be disposed of tonight as well as Sherry and myself. And so we’ve fled…

    We will remain in hiding for a while, until we know better who is friend or foe.

    We waited as long as we could. I can only hope that my first message found you and that you are safe.

    Aileen



    Anselm mess hall in Trinsic

    Aileen - Ah, yes! She asked me to gather some information for her about the Council and Soldier Brian.
    Council - There is a lot of tension and suspicion between the council and the Royal Guards.
    Brian - He was the polite, quiet type. No one would have suspected him: in other words the perfect mole.
    Tension - There was always a certain distance due to the hierarchy, but now it’s greater than ever.
    Mole - He was spying on us on behalf of the FOA. His team had their HQ near the castle.
    FOA - The followers of Armageddon, a group of lunatics, if you ask me!
    Team - They were a little cell operating from a small farmhouse west from Britain Castle by the mountains.
    Farmhouse - Brian’s three cohorts live at the farm. So be careful going there.

    Find FOA HQ West of Britain Castle.

    Saw Barret The Follower, Wynona The Follower at the farmhouse, neither spoke a word. In chest of draws in far West wall was a book entitled a journal (purple book).

    a journal
    by Erik

    TUESDAY

    Sara is trying to be strong but I see the redness of her eyes. She has been crying over the loss of Brian. It is unfortunate he had to be sacrificed for the cause but he did us the FOA proud. Richard could have used his help disposing of that nosy Aileen and her wretched rodent friend but I know he will handle them fine.

    THURSDAY

    I took the documents Captain Avery had in his possession and buried them in the graveyard. They are too incriminating to be allowed to just randomly float around. In the wrong hands, they could hurt our cause.

    FRIDAY

    We act tonight…



    Travel to Britain graveyard in the South West corner just below the wall holding back the water is a grave, dig this grave up to locate A Corroded Box. Be careful opening it as it has a deadly poison trap. Inside the box is A Damaged Book ( red open cover up book), A Journal (red book), A Scrap Of Paper (torn corner of paper).


    A Journal

    The damaged book contains four names: Erick, Sara, Richard, and Brian.


    A Journal
    By Avery



    I’ve received yet another report of strange activities taking place below the City. I keep meaning to investigate but there never seems to be enough time or enough available hands to take care of things.

    I’ll try to have a look after this Council meeting nonsense is over.



    A Scrap Of Paper

    The Scrap has a single word scribbled on it: Eored.



    Jasper Britain castle

    Give Jasper the damaged book - it was found during a previous raid. It shows a partial list of the FOA members we are trying to catch. You should follow up on his comment. If it is related it might give us a lead on the assassins.

    Give Jasper the Scrap Of Paper - This seems a password of sort I wonder where it should be used.


    Whilst at Castle British check in the North East bedroom just beyond the crafting room in the grounds. In there a book entitled A Journal (purple book) was discovered.

    A Journal
    By Brian


    Everything is going according to plan.


    Avery was instructed to escort Lord Francesco to an “important” gathering of nobles in Nujel’m.
    Lord Francesco is starting to get suspicious of these repetitive meetings that don’t fully require his presence.

    We will need to act soon. Erik thinks our contact will be giving him a date for our actions, when they next meet.

    I hope it is so.

    The Captain was ordered to lead an expedition to the Blood Dungeon tonight.

    I have no way of warning my brethren in time.

    Whatever the outcome, I take comfort in knowing our deaths will not stop our plans.

    We are nothing and to nothing we gladly return.

    Death to the Council!



    Now go down the sewers and travel along the South wall till you find a picnic basket containing some “Shackles, Slab of Bacon and a note (red book)



    a note
    By Sara

    This should keep you warm while you watch the prisoner.

    Sara.


    Continue out of the sewers into the Lost Lands just to the West of the cave exit another book was discovered, A Note (red book)

    A Note
    By Erik

    I don’t know what’s delaying you but the prisoner is just too difficult to keep under control. We have to keep pressing on. I am hoping things went well taking care of the Lady and her pet friend.

    We are proceeded as planned and meeting our contact by the Minoc cave.

    Be there…



    Travelling through the Lost Lands to the cave that exits nearest to Minoc another book was found on the Lost Lands side entitled A message (red book)

    A Message
    By Sara

    Erik has gone ahead with our “guest” and our contact. They are going to the Ethereal Fortress as planned. Erik still doubts anyone will bother searching Inu’s former cell, but your absence has made him extremely nervous. He has decided to reinforce the security adding 2 other passwords to reach the cell on top of those already existing. I had to sneak this note for you so don’t tell him I warned you. It should not be too hard solving the passwords. They’re Jeebus or Rebus or something “bus”, I didn’t quite understand the name. But Erik said you’re the one that showed him a book about them at the Lycaeum.

    Please be safe.

    Sara



    Travel onto the Lyceum and in an Eastern room on a table was discovered a book called The World of Rebus (red book)

    The World of Rebus
    By Unknown

    THE REBUS

    The Rebus Puzzles are a mind titillating, amusing invention. They are usually images, often made of letters, words, images or a combination of them to make a cryptic representation of a hidden message. Here are a few examples:

    HIJKLMNO

    These 8 letters probably seem to mean nothing at first glance, but think differently! We have the letter H to the letter O, so H to O or H2O. This is a Rebus representation of H2O or water.

    Here is another example:

    Yourself
    Yourself
    C Yourself
    Yourself

    We have the letter C and 4 times the word “yourself”. So the answer is C 4 yourself or “see for yourself”.

    And here is our last example:

    R
    O
    ROADS
    D
    S

    We have the words “roads” crossing each other which would translate to “Crossroads”.

    I hope this will have stirred some interest in you discovering more of the world of Rebus Puzzles!



    Travel to the Ethereal Fortress and down the stairs, stop at the sword tip on the floor tiles and read out aloud the words written on the scroll of the floor there, “masteropenthydoor”. Follow the corridor and to a room on your east you find gas pouring out of the floor and a “Pedestal With Crystal, Engraved O_ER_T_O_”. Applying the Rebus formula to it the pedestals clue = “operation”, gas given at an operation makes it painless, so the first key word to pass the first door is “painless operation”.

    Saying “painless operation” at the west door moves you into the room of undead. The South door cannot be opened, on the West wall are 3 plaques, the important one has an engraving: Engraved 123SAFTY456
    Using the Rebus you come up with “safety in numbers” which you say at the north door to pass.
    You pass along a short corridor and open another door to a room with a great tree, daemons and a ghost. In the west side of the room is a music stand with some music notes that say “futile”, this being the password to enter the north door. Going along another short corridor you reach a room with ettins and trolls, which can be entered. On the far wall is a decorative shield called “concerto”, the final password to enter the East door.


    Casca

    Royal council - It was a bloodbath! That traitor Avery!! He did this to us!
    Avery - All these months, pretending to be a hero, he was in fact spying on us for the FOA.
    FOA - They dragged me here to ransom me. Avery left with the others to a secret meeting.
    Meeting - I just know there is a portal which requires a password. And there they summon something.
    Portal - I do not know its location. Captain Ulrich knows more about the FOA.
    Password - I’m sorry. it’s a word unknown to me. I only remember that it began with the letter “E”.
    Summon - A guardian or divinity of some sort. Someone or something they both fear and revere.
    Ulrich - He’s Captain of the Royal Guard. You will find him at Britain’s Warrior’s Guild.
    Help - Give this to Captain Ulrich and tell him to come get me. He will reward you handsomely.
    (given “A Note From Casca)


    Ulrich

    Ulrich - I am the captain of the Royal Guard. Since Avery’s disappearance, I have inherited his duties.
    Casca - The Royal Guards are eager to rescue him from the hands of the wretches that have abducted him.
    FOA - We have been pursuing them for a while. But they always flee through their portal.
    Portal - It is deep in Wisp Dungeon. A password obtained by solving the clue on a jewel is required.
    Password - Rumor had it that the combined name of some people must be spoken on an altar as a single word.
    Jewel - A rare necklace in the Dungeon which apparently gives the order the names should be spoken in.
    Altar - I am sure you will have no problem finding one, or many, within Wisp Dungeon.

    (Gives Cascas Scroll)

    By the Virtues! I will send a rescue team at once! Please accept this as a token of our gratitude.

    (Receive 25,000 Spring Clean Token).

    Gratitude - I gave this to you. Use it to redeem it.


    Wisp Dungeon

    Room South West in the Mage area has many items of jewellery on desks, a silver necklace brighter than the others on the South wall desk is inscribed “A Silver Necklace Inscribed With The Letters MVKP”.
    Then going to the room where the Followers of Armageddon you read the statues manes as “Miron Vehl, Junin Pince, Zendella Kxiss, Martoo Saul” taking the names in the order found on the necklace you now have the Password: "martoovehlkxrisspince"

    Entering finally the area to use the summoning word “Eored” say it near the centre of the room and Melissa will come.

    Melissa: Ah…
    Melissa: Looking for something?
    Melissa: Kronos, perhaps?
    Melissa: Oh wait, he’s dead.
    Melissa: *smiles*
    Melissa: Or maybe it’s someone of a more… manly demeanor. Avery, was it?
    Consecrus Arma
    Melissa: Pity. You came all this way just to die.


    Melissa then attacks, once you think you have defeated her you are left with her “human corpse” whilst Melissa states,

    Melissa: “This”
    Melissa: “Isn’t”
    Melissa: “Over”

    And vanishes.
    Then Captain Avery appears stating:

    Avery: I’m free! You’ve saved me! They’ve had me…

    Followed soon after by William the Guard and Thomas the Guard.

    William: “Avery! We’ve caught you at last!
    Avery : What’s this!?
    Thomas: You are under arrest for the murder of the Royal Council!
    Avery: Help me!
    Thomas: At last, we’ll bring the criminal to justice.
    Thomas: Your kingdom thanks you.

    Some found “Melissa’s cloak” with fire resist 5% had appeared in there bag, also someone found a pearl necklace on her corpse.



    For quick reference the 5 passwords needed for ethereal fortress are:

    masteropenthydoor

    Painless operation
    Safety in numbers
    Futile
    Concerto


    The 2 needed for Wisp Dungeon are:

    Martoovehlkxrisspince
    Eored
     
  2. Petra Fyde

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    Lady Flame, I have read several reports and walk throughs pertaining to this event in the past few days. I have to say this is the most comprehensive and accurate one I've seen. Nothing missing as far as I'm aware and everything in the right order. Congratulations.
     
  3. cheerful

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    Nice piece of work there Lady Flame. A word of warning though, myself and others have found these places very buggy especialy wisp area where i recently lost out to the insurance bug which has not happened to me before. Crashed several times while recalling out so make sure you are going somewhere safe when you exit.

    Alyx.
     
  4. Mord Mhor

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    Thanks Lady Flame for putting this in order.

    Quote:-

    A Journal
    By Brian


    Everything is going according to plan.

    Avery was instructed to escort Lord Francesco to an “important” gathering of nobles in Nujel’m.
    Lord Francesco is starting to get suspicious of these repetitive meetings that don’t fully require his presence.

    We will need to act soon. Erik thinks our contact will be giving him a date for our actions, when they next meet.

    I hope it is so.

    The Captain was ordered to lead an expedition to the Blood Dungeon tonight.

    I have no way of warning my brethren in time.

    Whatever the outcome, I take comfort in knowing our deaths will not stop our plans.

    We are nothing and to nothing we gladly return.

    Death to the Council!

    End Quote.

    This seems to be evidence that Avery is innocent. I can't understand why he has been arrested. How was Ulrich appointed to Captain with a defunct Council and why does he wear a dragon helm?
     
  5. Sir_Bolo

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    There is one member of the Council still alive, and he is also the first person to throw accusations against Avery: Ambassador Casca. If Avery is innocent, then Casca is probably the traitor...

    I'm not sure anymore that the FOA journals prove Avery's innocence, though.
    The journals say that Avery was "instructed" to bring Francesco away. "Instructed" by whom? You can read this either way: that Avery was "instructed" by a traitor in the Council, or that he was "instructed" by his superiors in the FOA.
     
  6. Kiminality

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    Something to consider, as well.
    If Avery was working with FoA, then it wouldn't necessarily be known by all members of FoA.
    The more people know about something like that, the more likely that information will find its way to people who shouldn't know it.
    Also, if he was sent to raid Blood Dungeon, then he didn't get caught up in the slaughter at the castle. Not only does that result in him not being dead, but also it reinforces the case that he's not working for the FoA.
     
  7. Mord Mhor

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    Sir Bolo

    Quote:-

    There is one member of the Council still alive, and he is also the first person to throw accusations against Avery: Ambassador Casca. If Avery is innocent, then Casca is probably the traitor...

    End Quote.

    Casca was appointed to the council too quickly for my liking and was put in charge of Ricardo's trial which was a farce. Ricardo's trial accomplished one thing and one thing only, it divided the kingdom. Inu turned up at the trial and indicated the trial was a side show and was not what was important.

    Is Clanin dead? If not I would like to hear his opinion on this. He has allready exposed one shadowlord infiltrater posing as a council member in the past.
     
  8. Flame (DrR)

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    I must say I was surprised to find Avery in the summoning room and even shocked that he was arrested for the murders. A few reasons why:

    1. When Avery lead the attack into Blood Dungeon he was not the only one to escape. There were witnesses.

    2. The book he found in Blood Dungeon, that the FOA buried in the corroded box was already known to the Royal Council. Avery must have shared the information as when we showed the book to Jasper in charge of the Council Murder investigation he says: it was found during a previous raid. It shows a partial list of the FOA members we are trying to catch. You should follow up on his comment. If it is related it might give us a lead on the assassins.

    3. It seems to me from that the sending Avery with Francesco on unneeded trips was to get both out of the way.

    4. Avery escorted Lord Francesco to Moonglow when the funding was made available to complete the Blackrock Detector. Avery is too low life to have been the one behind this funding being made, someone else higher was behind it.


    Personally I do not trust Casca. I have never been happy with Ricardos trial and his handling of it. He was then too quickly put into a high position within the Council, which to me shows also the Council had been infiltrated.

    Then consider the murders.

    1. Everyone in the room was murdered accept Casca and Avery that we know of. Why would the FOA keep Casca? He said it was to ransom him, but why would they need money? These strangers are throwing loads about when they disappear, it just dose not ring true to release him especially for money.

    2. We found him in a hard to get to area, but unguarded and not even in a cell, why was he alone? Was it because he is a FOA and we caught him out at one of there HQ’s?

    3. Why would the FOA take Avery? He has now been accused of the murders but could his being with Melissa be because he knew too much, and the FOA needed to know axactly what he knew and who else knew. At least we could see Avery was guarded by Melissa.


    On a side note whilst looking this up I noticed that one of the things they were chanting in Blood Dungeon was "Eored".
     
  9. John II SRC

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    Call me thick or anything, but I can not for the love of Minax find the room with the Followers of Armageddon and the statues ... can somebody help me please? :blushing:
     
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    far south room, with the dark wisp statues and altar, the statues are in the West corner of the room
     
  11. Flame (DrR)

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    Not sure if this will help, a pic I had hanging round, the bottom one shows the room your looking for, its got the radar in the top corner. The altar you are looking for is a stone coloured one on the southeast side.

    [​IMG]

    The top pic had the necklase in it that was the clue to the order the names needed saying.
     
  12. THP

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    Aweome walk though..........however

    Alas i did it twice!! the longway ....

    Then somebody asked why i wa doing it!! and not just finishing it. #

    Theres no need to even start the event?? justy compltete the last bit...lol
     
  13. Flame (DrR)

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    If all you are after is the cloak by all means there are short cuts, but I wrote the walk through for my personnal use, (my brain leaks badly :confused:) and Mord convinced me to punlish. We thought for those that follow the event story line it helps to see everything in order to understand it better, it certainly helped me. Also it might help understand future puzzels if you can see how past ones worked out. Lastly I feel the devs put a goodly amount of work into making this an interesting story and you can appreciate there work more when seen in full.
     
  14. Mord Mhor

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    Ooooooow how the woman lies... I never said anything about punlishing anybody.:pint:
     
  15. John II SRC

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    Thanks for the help .. just finished the quest and got a cloak! Now I only need some white tokuno dyes ... *g*
     
  16. THP

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    Hey i love the quesy its just bone head that u only need to finish the last part to get 25k+25k tokens and a cloak too... the quest should should have been structured to have to do each step!! not just loggin to the final bit ..die...get rezzed... then take the ticket... 5 mins per char its plain silly.
     
  17. Lady_Mina

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    short way is :

    Go to brit say 'i wish to assist thee' to Jasper.
    Go to the room filled with dead people..use 'florensic evaluation' on Lord Francesco. (middle of the table) and you'll get a red scroll. (if not, retry)

    Then go to moonglow.
    Go to the moonglow Maze where the teleporters are.

    Use the first teleporter you run into on your north.
    Then ruin north-west to an sandstone shop , walk over the pentagram wich will teleport you onto the roof to olivia.
    Give her zoogi fungus (from a solen hive) and a poison sac (from specked scorpions) and the scroll.
    She will give you a book.

    And voila , then go back to the moonglow teleporters and take left-north one..
    Then to the north-east building where you will see "Althara".
    Give her the book that Olivia gave you.

    And voila and off you go to Ilshenar - Spirituality run north-east near the mountains , till you see an entrance...run through that cave.
    Then you'll see pillars and a teleporter.
    Walk over the teleporter , wich will bring you to the ethereal forrest.
    Then go forward..

    into a room with wraiths and skeletons.
    Say : masteropenthydoor

    1st room : painless operation (to get in)
    safety in numbers (to get out)

    2nd room : futile (to get out)

    3rd room : concerto (to get out)

    Voila you made it...congrats if you're still alive at this point.
    Go till the end say 'help' and voila you get a 25k spring cleaning ticket.


    Next step is Ilshenar - Honesty...Whisp dungeon...

    For those who take their crafters...buy a greater explosion keg to easily reach the damage limit.
    (invis pots might come in handy too, unless you have magery)