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[NEWS] Mythical Sea Dragons II

Discussion in 'UO Legends' started by Petra Fyde, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Petra Fyde

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    Approximately four days after the first pirate interrogation and the containment of the mysterious Mythical Sea Dragons we’ve uncovered more valuable information and endured a lengthy battle. After securing the Sea Dragons on the SW side of Nujelm the community of Legends began to study and investigate these unknown creatures. The only significant info gathered appeared to be that the dragons seemed to be feeding on fish in their contained area. With nothing left to work with we turned our attention back to the captive pirates.

    Armondo Pascal called for another public interrogation of the two captive pirates Mario and Markos. Much more of the pirates plan was revealed and it was discovered that one of the sea dragons was to be delivered by the pirate Irene to a location NW of Vesper. Armondo recalled slaying Irene which was confirmed by the admittance by the pirates that they were the only two remaining alive of the crew. The followers of Legends set off to investigate the area NW of vesper and we found ourselves in the location that Franchesco had sniffed out days before. The trail led us to a mountain path where a chase began and ended quickly in a cave. It appeared to be an Evil Mage but he disappeared into a hole in the cave before he was identified, shortly after a great battle ensued. Several different types of unknown Dragons began to spawn throughout the mountain pass. It is difficult to remember because of the heat of the battle but I recall around 5 Dragons all together. They all were in the Bal Thran family with at least four variations being encountered: Adolescent, Minion, Infant and regular Bal Thrans. The Bal Thran was the largest and most difficult to take down. The battle lasted several hours and in the end the beasts were slain. Their corpses turned up some scales although it is unclear if they were from the mythical sea dragons or off the Bal Thrans themselves. It has been reported that at least 3 Mythical Sea Dragon scales have been recovered but where when and how is unclear to me at this moment.

    We then returned to the two captive pirates where we found a journal left by Marko outlining the pirate’s research and plans for the sea dragons. It was recorded that Markos was to gather the three remaining sea dragons, of which one he would give to Irene for the trade. The remaining two were to be taken to a place with plentiful food supply for safe keeping and breeding. The journal informed us that the sea dragons require two sea serpents a day to feed and stay healthy to spawn or breed. Also discovered was a journal left by Irene near the location of the battle with the Bal Thrans. This journal revealed the name of the evil mage as Lord Mordraith. Much is still unknown about the evil mage or the possible death or disappearance of Irene which Armondo seemed to think he had killed. What is known is that this mage has both great wealth and either great power and or influence over these Bal Thran Dragons. We also know that when we set out to see the sea dragons we came across an injured one that died, leaving only the two sea dragons. So if Irene is alive then she could have been responsible for the death of that first sea dragon we discovered, which could also mean that the meeting still took place between Irene and Mordraith.

    We managed to herd two deep sea serpents to the mythical sea dragons but something unexpected occurred as we attempted to feed them. The serpents needed to be killed for the sea dragons to feed and the deep sea serpents appeared to have extra strength and required a lengthy battle before they were ready for the sea dragons to feast upon. There were sea dragon scales recovered from the corpses of the deep sea serpents. Possibly the close proximity of the serpents to the dragons was the cause for the boost in energy and strength but it is only a hypothesis. As of now we are attempting to keep the sea dragons fed waiting for a possible offspring as the pirates had foretold. Until then we will have to investigate with the clues we have which are the scales recovered and the information gathered on Lord Mordraith and Irene.
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  2. Erigo

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    While the above information on the Mythical Sea Dragons was (and still is) accurate at the time it was written, some further information has been discovered. Some of the Legends community have kept up the observations and care of these creature. They have discovered that the diet requirement of two deep sea serpents could, if needed, be substituted with five serpents per deep sea serpent if needed. Nine pieces total of the Mythical Sea Dragon Scales and the Bal Thran scales are known to have been recovered so far.

    Last night after the self-appointed caretakers fed the sea dragons, they held an informal meeting with many speculations and discussions about these unusual creatures. Some of the people are becoming quite good at herding the sea serpents and deep sea serpents, and I for one, look forward to there possibly being a 'rodeo competition' so to speak, of this new found sea-herding skill.

    Information was received from some of the herders that they had herded two sea serpents in for feeding the Mythicals, but for some unknown reason, the sea serpents some how transformed into deep sea serpent. Suspicions were muttered amongst the herders that possibly the Mythical Sea Dragon's magical aura was responsible for this.
     
  3. Erigo

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    The care and feeding of the Mythical Sea Dragons has been continued; with some discoveries of quicker ways of acquiring the serpents needed, and much ship handling experience acquired. They were last fed 4 deep sea serpents and a sea serpent.

    One of the herders remarked that one of the Mythicals had changed slightly. No known record had been made to confirm or compare with however, so the information was recorded at that time.
    *Stats recorded last night were 119/73/90/196/73/90 and 121/72/95/200/70/95*

    There has been no more scales recovered or at least none have been reported.

    Some of the people that have been involved in this project are:
    • Alice Wonderland, (R**D)
    • Bearded McNuge
    • Jedidiah McNuge
    • Juliet, (R**D)
    • KeeperOfDragons
    • Luc, (SOS)
    • Max, (SOS)
    • Selador, (R**D)
    • Stoned McNuge
    • myself.
    • and many others.
    The above and several others have been involved in the capture, herding, and feeding and/or providing ships ranging from rowboats to the huge yacht of Jedidiah's.
     
  4. McNuge

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    I did a day one analysis of the Mythical Sea Dragons on day one of capture. These are the stats I recovered from the two beasts using my tamer, Moses McNuge.
     

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  5. McNuge

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    By the way if I didn't mention it already, that was on day one. :) :/
     
  6. McNuge

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    It seems they are becoming smarter and more agile. Though strength and hits have remained the same. I have all lore report data from day one as well if anyone is interested in doing a more in depth evaluation. Let me know if you would like me to post them as well.
     
  7. Erigo

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    Last night at their feeding, it was noted that the stats on the first one has stayed the same as reported the previous day.

    The other one has went to 121/72/96/200/70/96.

    There is still much speculation going on as to how you determine the sex of Sea Dragons beforehand.


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  8. Erigo

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    Tonight's feeding and examination results.

    Fed 3 possibly 4 deep sea serpent and 3 sea serpents.

    10 Scales have been reported and confirmed.

    The first Mythical Sea Dragon still has had no changes noted.

    The second Sea Dragons' s stats are now 121/72/96/200/72/96.

    There are now seem to be many questions and some speculation :stir: regarding the care and feeding that might be needed in the event of an infant Mythical Sea Dragon.
     
  9. Erigo

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    The guests received a very generous double feeding last night. There were no reported changes to their stats.
     
  10. Erigo

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    Feeding has continued, and the night before last, reports were received regarding a suspicious cloud burst or explosion while feeding them. Not having witnessed that, I will refer you to a report of one of the witnesses http://vboards.stratics.com/uo-legends/250320-%5Bnews%5D-feeding-sea-dragons.html.

    Also Franchesco, Armondo's dog, was seen running around SE Jhelom at around this same time.

    Then, last night, something unusual was seen!
    The Mythical Sea Dragons have an infant!
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    Then, after some persuasive interrogation, the captive pirates Mario and Markos provided some information regarding the infant.
    It seems that the infant, at this point, requires dolphins for food; and more frequent feeding than the adults. The infant seems to be very shy and to spend most of its' time underwater and unseen.

    The discovery of the infant and the arrival of a sizable crowd interested in the infant resulted in a great deal of confusion during the feeding, as some of the experienced herders tried explaining and showing the masses how to handle the feedings.
     
  11. Omnius

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    and the infant was guard whacked and killed. don't forget that part.
     
  12. Erigo

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    Well if, in fact, that is the case, there must have been more than one! (Did not see or hear it at the time or from any one in-game there)

    Warning! An infant sea dragon has just (1;50pm cst) been seen to kill Juliet (R**D), as she was fishing at the river, just after this picture was taken.
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  13. Erigo

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    Have just been informed by Armondo Pasquel that the above claimed instance of the infant being guard-whacked is in error. The infant apparently swam under the water and was not killed; just as the guard appeared in response to the commotion created by the crowd.

    The infant appears to be very aggressive, at least as far as bystanders being nearby while it feeds.
     
  14. Omnius

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    Nope, it was guard whacked.
     
  15. Mad Mim

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    I've been one of the people that have been tending the sea dragons since day one. Now we have and addition to them. The infant is still there and growing, and doing well I might add! While rather different from the parents, at least at this point, is still under close observation. We have learned do not stand close to it's food, as it will become rather aggressive.
     
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    After some more feeding sessions with the Infant Sea Dragon we have discussed and organized a new plan. After several attacks on players by the infant during the feedings it's apparent that the little one is not happy about something. During the discussion the possibility arose that the river is to small of an area to allow the infant to grow. So we have decided to allow it to roam out of the river into a carefully organized containment area. There are many ships involved in the containment and it is a rather complicated process moving food into the area. We are hoping that the infant will be less aggresive towards its feeders now that it has more space to move about. With some more hard work and a little luck we now hope to see the infant mature. If the infant was in fact guard whacked then it has apparently been resurrected and is currently in full health, but based on several eye witnesses I do not beleive it was killed but rather swam under water. The infant will remain under close observation so any false or erroneous information posted will continue to be corrected.
     
  17. Omnius

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    nope, it was clearly guard whacked and Miko has had to respawn it multiple times.
     
  18. jeriicco

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    Another large cloud or explosion has transformed the infant into a adolescent sea dragon. This will require a new feeding source. Instead of dolphins the adolescent prefers kraken.
    Please visit Nujelm to see the adolescent for yourself.
     

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    Infant Mythical Sea Dragon stats recorded (in order of appearance)

    133/300/35/358/300/35 Wrestle 89.3 Tac 84.5 Resist Spells 98.7 Anat 0.0 Pois 94.4 PhysDmg 50% Poison Dmg 50% (Phys & Poison damage stayed the same as infant on all stat readings)

    108/216/28/188/216/28 W 98.1 T 91.0 RS 97 A 0.0 P 97.6 Bard Dif 84.3

    ???/153/39/296/153/39 W 85.6 T 91.0 RS 96.2 A 2.0 P 91.7 BD 81.3

    ???/158/38/355/158/38 W 87.1 T 82.5 RS 96.8 A 4.7 P 92.3 BD 160.0

    Adolescent stats (on second day of stage)
    117/72/73/200/72/73 W61.0 T 63.6 RS 68.9 BD 74.2 PhysDmg 100%
     
  20. Erigo

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    Fed with a double helping of kraken just after feeding the adults.
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    Stats were 117/72/74/200/72/74 W 61.0 T 58.9 RS 68.9 Medit 1.0
    BD 74.5/74.7
     
  21. Erigo

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    More stat reading on the Adolescent
    Only listing the ones that change from the previous readings

    Sunday
    Mana and Int 75 Barding Diff 74.8

    Monday
    Mana 76 Barding 75

    Tuesday
    Int 76 Barding 75.0

    Thursday (early am)
    Barding 75.2

    Friday
    Stam and Dex 73 Barding 75.3