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[NEWS] Chesapeake and Pacific Visit Baja

Discussion in 'UO Baja' started by Sara Of Baja, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Sara Of Baja

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    * Cross Shard Tours *
    * Helps Build Relations with Chesapeake & Pacific *
    Written by WildStar
    Screenshots by Sara

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    A small group of Baja residents and visitors from Chesapeake, Pacific and Whispering Rose Radio gathered at the Skara Brae Trammel Community Center on Sunday, May 4th. While waiting for some stragglers to arrive, James the Animal Tamer from Mage Tower (MT) entertained the crowd by bringing his talking dragon, Pia, out of her stable and having her say a few words.

    Once everyone had arrived, Nicholas the Old, head of the Baja Role Players and Event Alliance (BRPA), gave a short speech and we started the tour of historic and current player-run sites and places/events unique to Baja.
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    The places visited in alphabetical order were:

    Avalon, The City of Destiny (Felucca) – It is one of the few player-run cities on Baja to be blessed by the Seer Program. One of our visitors from Chesapeake – Mayor Ga’kuct, who is an orc, managed to get himself clomped while visiting the Fighting Pits here.
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    The Dark Tower (Trammel) – Originally located in Felucca, they are the evil role-playing group on Baja. If you are having trouble, it is a good guess that this group is involved somehow. The current master is Alton who took over from Dread Lady Cymidei Fier.
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    The Golden Brew (Malas) – Originally located in Felucca, it was the premiere alehouse & role-playing location on Baja. Many fond memories and great events involve the Golden Brew and the City of Golden.
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    Gravewater Shores (Malas) – This is the player-run city ran by the Underground Knights (UG.K). It officially opened a year ago and is located along the entire western coastline of Gravewater Lake.
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    The Kingdom of Dawn (Felucca) – Dawn opened officially in February 1999 and is located east of Dungeon Wrong. King Desmond Cross and Queen Hayloh are on a long journey but you will Prince Riain in Dawn when he is not busy with his studies or working on his fighting skills. It was an open house held on March 1, 2008, that led to us being put into contact with the Paxlair Statehood and this cross-shard tour.
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    Lord & Lady Courage’s Quest Item Museum (Malas) – This building located just outside the west gate of Umbra contains one of the best collections of ancient quest relics and artifacts on Baja – some of which are unique to our shard. We had a very hard time getting anyone to leave this building.
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    The Lumarian Bridge (Felucca) – It is all that remains of the play-run city, Kingdom of Lumaria, which was the home of a group of sea elves. The Kingdom of Lumaria was located around the Shrine of Sacrifice.
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    The Mage Tower (Felucca) – Outside of Avalon, this is one of the few sites blessed by the Seer Program. One of the features is a one-way teleporter to Felucca Wind, which Mayor Ga’kuct happened to find out the hard way. It is also one of the few Mage Towers left from when there was one on every US shard.
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    The Partisans of Chaos Tower (Trammel) – It is located southeast of Moonglow on Verity Isle. This location is unique to Baja and is from the Event Moderator Program Era. EM Vincent constructed the tower when the Partisan of Chaos won a series of challenges.
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    Skara Brae Community Center – While we were here, the painting on the north wall, “The Lady of the North” was pointed out. This painting is unique to Baja. It was created by a GM who was also a player on Baja as a tribute to the player-run cities that were mostly created in the northern reaches of Britannia.
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    The Skara Brae Fairegrounds (Trammel) – Events are held here, including the Best Shot in the Realm hosted by the Society of Archers (S|A), which Orion was very generous to setup and demonstrate. Citizens of Baja and our visitors even had a try at the archery buttes. Orion presented Governor Winfield and Mayor Ga’kuct with bows prior to us leaving this location.
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    After the last location, we returned to the Skara Brae Trammel Community Center. After the thank yous, we parted ways but only temporarily as Baja toured Chesapeake on Sunday, May 18th. We visited the cities in the Paxlair Statehood and watched a demonstration of RISK in Vesper. The goal of RISK is to capture an individual island for the forces of good or evil. This is done thru PvP and archery contests. (Mayor Ga’kuct asked me to invite the members of Baja’s HardToOvercome (H2O) whom he met at the Yew Moongate in Felucca.)

    A great time was had by all, and we even got to work on our Orcish language skills. Yub Yub

    WildStar
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  2. Sara Of Baja

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    From the desk of Grand Duchess WildStar, Kingdom of Dawn:

    The cross shard tour on Sunday, May 4th was very successful.
    We would like to thank the following people for their contribution to the event:

    • Black Wolf and his guild, Defenders of the Emerald Axe (DEA), for providing security during the tour.
    • Orion from The Society of Archers (S|A) for setting up the Skara Brae Trammel Fairgrounds and demonstrating the Best Shot in the Realm tournament.
    • James the Animal Tamer from Mage Tower (MT) for sharing his knowledge with our visitors.
    • Ivan from Mage Tower.
    • Lady Sara & Lady Oriana from Baja Stratics News.
    • Governor Winfield, Mayors Ga’Kuct and NANOC & Deputy Mayor Phoenix from the Paxlair Statehood on Chesapeake.
    • Luna Rossa from the Society of Ancestral Guardian Elders (SAGE) on Pacific.
    • All of the staff at Whispering Rose Radio.
    WildStar
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  3. Ceno of MT

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    What a lot of people don't know, or maybe don't remember is that on Baja, The Partisans of Chaos Tower was first named "The Mage Tower" because the EM thought that we had long been gone from Baja and thought it would of been a nice gesture to MT in rememberance =)
    I met with the EM and explained that we were still alive and kicking (back then we didnt have many members) and then he actually changed it to "The Meer Tower" as I was standing in the tower with him =P
     
  4. WildStar

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    Thank you for the information, Ceno! It is the small items like that that need to get documented so they are not forgotten. There is work on a UOCWiki going on at UOForum.com being lead by Governor Winfield from Chessy.
     
  5. Ceno of MT

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    you're most welcome!
    I'm full of little tid bits...mostly about MT tho lol, but still have tid bits!