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News Fluff: Grog Sighting

Discussion in 'UO Catskills' started by Vallend, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Vallend

    Vallend Sage
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    Feb 16, 2005
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    I’m sure many of you remember a well known player named “Grog” who passed away a little over a year ago. This beloved giant of a bear of a man in real life touched many of our hearts and became a friend with anyone he encountered in the game. In what only can be considered a sign of how much he meant to the players of the game his characters name was added to the list of possible NPC names by the Dev team. So every once in a while you will see a NPC named Grog in game.

    This happened to me while fighting in Skara Brae last month. You see I had my tamer fighting the invasion in the city when I spotted a general. The only problem was I was torn on killing this general because he was named Grog. I finally decided to slay this general named Grog and I kept his armor and weapon out of respect for a man who was a friend to me. So when any of you spot a NPC named Grog remember a man who called Catskills his home shard and smile to yourself and remember Grogs first rule “Have Fun!”

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  2. Bob_the_fart_guy

    Bob_the_fart_guy Slightly Crazed
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    Nov 26, 2005
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    ****Walks into room, notices a note pinned to the bulletin board****

    I'm sure Grog would have no problem with you slaying that NPC. Your story made me smile. I remember Grog and all his fun morning posts he used to participate with. Thank you for the screen-shot Vallend.

    ****Eats a large morning sausage, for Grog****
  3. TimberWolf

    TimberWolf Babbling Loonie
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    May 12, 2008
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    *raises a mug*

    You are not forgotten old friend!
  4. Black Sun

    Black Sun Grand Poobah
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    Mar 19, 2003
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    I never had the chance to meet Grog. Awhile back I took an extended break from UO, and didn't return until after he had passed away. From what I have read, and what others have told me he was a great man, and I think it's a fitting tribute that his name be added to the list of possible NPC's. I'm just sorry I wasn't able to meet him and experience his good nature and giving spirit myself.

    He will be missed not only by the ones who knew him, but also by those of us who wish we had known him.

    *Raises a pint of ale*
    To Grog, the personification of the kindness and good will of Catskills.