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[NEWS] Happy Holidays From Chesapeake!!!

Discussion in 'UO Chesapeake' started by Merik, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Merik

    Merik Guest

    Happy Holidays From Chesapeake
    Homare-Jima, Tokuno Islands
    December 21, 2009


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    Monday Night around 8:00pm the communities of Pitmuck, TKO, Kijustsu Anei
    Village, Guardians Gate and Moria put on one of Chesapeakes largest Holiday
    Tree Lighting Events. Attendance numbers were between 55 and 65 people,
    making this the largest attended event ever held on Homare-Jima Island.
    Citizens from around the shard and off shards began to gather around 7:00pm.

    The events hosts attempted to keep people entertained that showed early.
    Ozog of Pitmuck came early handing out ice cream. The Savages started the
    snowball fights. The Winter Solstice Stag made an appearance handing out
    cookies and other goods. Savages began to chase the stag to claim its
    multicolor white fur.

    The Winter Solstice Stag had other plans then just handing out gifts. The
    stag could be seen licking ears, Eggnog, eating some good ice cream and more.


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    Angelica from Moria settlement in Felucca was hard at work setting up a
    beautiful eating area and putting final touches on the food she would serve.
    Everyone was directed to the lawn of the Blue Light Tavern for the feast.
    The Winter Solstice came as well handing out cookies for desert to each
    person in attendance. Decorated cakes by Angelica were handed out.

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    After dinner and all the cookies were handed out, Luna Rossa of the [email protected]
    guild was delivered a summoning spell from Ado The Theif. Luna Rossa then
    waited for those in attendance to quiet down. After studying the spell she
    noticed a few changes in it but figured they were done for a reason. Luna
    Rossa then began casting the spell to summon Santa Clause to the area.

    "This, the spirit of Christmas, that forever and ever endures.
    We call upon you nowhar to join us and leave the richest of
    blessings in our hearts today and always."


    With the spell cast everyone waited for Santa to appear. To claim the gifts
    they should get this year. Unfortunately the minor change made to the spell
    summoned two Harbringers to the area!!! Humans, Savages and Goblins alike
    jumped out of the stools and knocked over tables to gain higher ground.
    After a moment of panic in some, they gathered together and beat back
    the Harbringers!

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    (Yes this was planned. Thats why it was said to bring fighting armor.)

    After the battle everyone seemed please. Casualties were a bit on the high
    end but, healers quickly brought the ghosts back to life. People were given
    a few minutes break to calm down. The event organizers alerted everyone
    to run to the holday tree. EM Vladimere would appear to lite the top of it
    ringing in the Holidays on Chesapeake.

    Behind the scenes drama of lighting the tree
    Gareth: Vladimere where are you?
    Vladimere: next to you. What do I do?
    Gareth: Have you go to the top of the tree to light it.
    Vladimere: Account isn't old enough.
    Gareth: Oh (Censored)
    Gareth: Ado log onto the playhouse account and grab me a ladder.
    Ado: Okay
    Gareth: Darn it the ladder wont fit.
    *Vladimere keeps everyone occupied.*
    Gareth: I need a box and axe brb
    (Five minutes running around like a chicken with its head cut off.)
    *Finally gets the ladder up*
    Gareth: I cant reach it , even with the ladder.
    Niva: Lower it down and then try without lighting it.
    *Lowers it and hides on Vladimere*
    Vladimere: Okay we ready?
    Gareth: I hope this works *Crosses fingers*
    (Tree Lights)

    Once everyone was gathered a few minutes passed as the Torch had some
    minor problems. EM Vladimere gave a ten second count down. The tree lite
    up brightly and could be seen all the way to Britain. Everyone snapped pictures
    and either said Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays or Happy Ho Ho. After about
    five minutes of picture time everyone was ready to open gifts! The Goblins
    came to the tree to help pass them out. Each person who brought a gift
    was given a gift. Although we feel bad for whoever got stuck with the
    Savage gift. Once that was complete the Goblins performed for everyone
    singing Christmas Carols below the tree.

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    Special Thanks

    Special Thanks to everyone who attended, making this the best Tree
    Lighting event in history! Also let us not forget those responsible for
    making this happen. Special thanks to Ozog and Pillow Pants for
    orgainizing the Goblins to come and entertainment. Niva The Savage and
    her Savage Tribe for the snowball fights. Angelica and Moria Settlement
    for providing the Food and furniture. Angus and Guardians Gate for the
    harbringers. Luna Rossa and her Sages for the Summoning spell and directing
    traffic. EM Vladimere for lighting the tree. The Winter Solstice for passing
    out gifts. Prowler of TKO and Gareth [email protected] for decorating the Tree. Everyone
    who brought gifts for the pressie exchange. Last but not least those behind
    the scenes in ventrilo making sure everything went over smoothly.

     
  2. Morpheus Mardox

    Morpheus Mardox UO Chesapeake News Manager
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    Indeed Happy Holidays All! The tree well what can i say, it turned out tremendously! Great work! Great to see communities both old and new come together for some fun! Everyone have a Merry Christmas!
     
  3. RuthieJ

    RuthieJ Guest

    Sorry i missed it but thanks for posting about it! Merry Christmas all.
     
  4. Lord Gareth

    Lord Gareth UO Content Editor | UO Chesapeake & Rares News
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    Sorry I didn't mean to post a reply and bump this.
    I was just trying to grab old holiday tree pictures.


     
    #4 Lord Gareth, Nov 30, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2013
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