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[News] PaxLair 10th Anniversary: A Humble Invitation from the Governor

Discussion in 'UO Chesapeake' started by Terence Duff, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Terence Duff

    Terence Duff Guest

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">Winfield, Governor of PaxLair, sent in this notice and schedule of events for PaxLair's 10TH ANNIVERSARY:</font></p> <blockquote>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">FROM THE DESK OF GOVERNOR WINFIELD - January 15, 2008</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">Hail my friends,</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">I am honored to humbly announce the 10th Anniversary of PaxLair on Chesapeake. PaxLair was founded as a player community on January 19, 1998. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.paxlair.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2914&Itemid=1471> Our 10th Anniversary Schedule is published here</a>.</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">A long time ago in what seems only yesterday for many of us, we saw a great Realm come into existence called Ultima Online. This Realm immediately captured our fascination even before we could actually met each other &quot;face to face&quot;. When the gods created the world for us, we jumped right in to discover fantastic sights, beasts, dungeons, and treasures beyond belief.</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">As we walked, rode, and gated throughout the Realm we met each other. We found each other in dungeons, in shops, and even in boats on the high seas. We teamed up in guilds and saved up gold for houses we could care for and store our belongings, lest a thief passed by who we quickly attempted to dispatch into the abyss.</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">Camaraderie and friendship became the &quot;watch-words&quot; as we worked together, and against each other.</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">People started to master their skills and the people and gods were happy.</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">Then came the early days of the player-towns--a group of houses formed by a guild or group out of the necessity for a common location to meet one's goals or to experience the Realm in a much broader way.</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">PaxLair was and is one of those early player-towns. Formed on Chesapeake Shard by The Band guild, it became noted as a crossroads and a hot-spot for many travelers and peoples. It was January 19, 1998 when the first building and the first brick were laid down in a sleepy meadow west of the Compassion Shrine on what is now called Felucca, Chesapeake.</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">Various people flocked to this new town called PaxLair in the months to come with numbers estimating at around 300 interested and involved people. The gods came too and helped PaxLair work with so many people. It was fascinating to be a part of this interaction...and at times to see the blood spilled in the town streets. Soon a working government was needed to control the bloodshed and to help organize the people.</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">I became the first Mayor of PaxLair in mid-1998 and still continue to be involved, now as the Governor of PaxLair. PaxLair has became a Statehood of several player-cities on Chesapeake.</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">PaxLair is much more than a place...a group of buildings...a guild of people...a government structure of mayors and their councils. It is a vision for persistent cooperation and opportunity for people taking their activities in the Realm two or three steps beyond defeating monsters or other people. It is a community spread across the shard and the Realm (at times) for people to meet, greet, and have fun.</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">PaxLair has always been a crossroads not just as a place, but as an idea. Many people come and go through PaxLair; some stay for years on end; others come back to their roots at a future time.</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">We are 10 years old on January 19, 2008. We have not been dormant. We have not collapsed. For some reason we continue to trudge along trying new things and old things. We are not about size or numbers. We are about quality of life in this Realm.</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">And in this regard, we are continually inspired by all the player-towns in the Realm who accomplish so much. For together, we are one community...one unified peoples in a Realm always full of intrigue and wonder.</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">I humbly invite you to come to PaxLair in our cities during our 10th Anniversary. We have many events planned, but most importantly...we have an opportunity to meet you.</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2"> <a target="_blank" href=http://www.paxlair.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2914&Itemid=1471> Our 10th Anniversary Schedule is published here</a>.</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">Dragonspeed to you all,</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">Winfield, Governor of PaxLair Statehood</font></p>

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    <font face="Verdana" size="2">Also included is a schedule of events. Be sure to check <a target="_blank" href=http://www.paxlair.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2914&Itemid=1471> this page often</a> in case the schedule changes.</font></p>

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    </p> <blockquote> <p align="center"><font size="4" face="Verdana">PaxLair 10th Anniversary</font></p> <p align="center"><font size="4" face="Verdana">Founded on January 19, 1998</font></p> <p align="center"><font size="4" face="Verdana">Chesapeake Shard, Ultima Online</font></p> <p align="center"><font face="Verdana"></font></p> <h3 align="left"><font face="Verdana">Four Day Celebration -- January 16-19, 2008</font></h3>

    <font face="Verdana">Jan 16 - PaxLair City, Felucca</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana">Jan 17 - Dragons Watch, Felucca</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana">Jan 18 - PaxOku, Tokuno</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana">Jan 19 - PaxLair Official Anniversary Day</font></p>

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    <font face="Verdana" size="2">See MORE below for the entire agenda!!</font></p> <h3><font face="Verdana">Wednesday, January 16th - PaxLair City Day</font></h3>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">PaxLair City, Felucca.
    (Food and drinks provided throughout the night by Klug da Stu Makr.)
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    <font face="Verdana" size="2">8:00 pm EST - Governor's Opening Speech
    Host: Winfield
    Location: Mage Tower Roof, PaxLair City, Felucca. </font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">8:10 pm EST - Mayor of PaxLair Speech
    Host: Ga'kuct
    Location: Mage Tower Roof, PaxLair City, Felucca. </font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">8:20 pm EST - Lenora Library Dedication
    Host: Lenora
    Location: PaxLair City Library, Mage Tower 3rd Floor, PaxLair City, Felucca. </font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">8:40 pm EST - Tour of PaxLair City
    Host: Winfield
    Location: PaxLair City, Felucca. </font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">9:30 pm EST - Scavenger Hunt
    Host: Mayor Ga'kuct
    Location: Chaos Tower Roof, PaxLair City, Felucca.
    Notes: 25 minutes to gather the items and return. </font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">10:15 pm EST - Jousting Tournament - Gold Prize
    Host: Mayor Ga'kuct
    Location: North Arena Tower , PaxLair City, Felucca.</font></p> <h3><font face="Verdana">Thursday, January 17th - Dragons Watch Day</font></h3>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">Dragons Watch, Felucca.</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">4:00 pm EST - Archery Tournament (Hit and Run Style)
    Host: Cymbria Devereux
    Location: Start in Haven Archery area.
    Notes: Part of the tournament will be in Felucca, but in a guard zone. </font> </p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">8:00 pm EST - Archery Tournament (Hit and Run Style)
    Host: Cymbria Devereux
    Location: Start in Haven Archery area.
    Notes: Part of the tournament will be in Felucca, but in a guard zone. </font> </p>

    <font face="Verdana"><font size="2">9:00 pm EST - Leg Five of the Amazing Race</font><font size="2">
    Host: NANOC and Phoenix.
    Location: Skara Brae Community Center, Trammel.
    Gold prize for the night's winner and points accumulate towards the 5 million Grand Prize at the end of the Amazing Race. </font>
    </font></p> <h3><font face="Verdana">Friday, January 18th - PaxOku Day</font></h3>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">PaxOku, Homare-jima, Tokuno.</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">10:00 am EST - Storytelling Contest (Theme: The Best Time on Chesapeake)
    Host: Crest of Courageous Hearts (*CH*) guild
    Location: Museum of Virtues Annex, PaxOku, Homare-jima, Tokuno
    Note: If no one appears at the Museum of Virtues Annex by 20 minutes after the hour, Lady Lu will leave until the next scheduled time. </font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">12:00 pm EST - Storytelling Contest (Theme: The Best Time on Chesapeake)
    Host: Crest of Courageous Hearts (*CH*) guild
    Location: Museum of Virtues Annex, PaxOku, Homare-jima, Tokuno
    Note: If no one appears at the Museum of Virtues Annex by 20 minutes after the hour, Lady Lu will leave until the next scheduled time. </font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">2:00 pm EST - Storytelling Contest (Theme: The Best Time on Chesapeake)
    Host: Crest of Courageous Hearts (*CH*) guild
    Location: Museum of Virtues Annex, PaxOku, Homare-jima, Tokuno
    Note: If no one appears at the Museum of Virtues Annex by 20 minutes after the hour, Lady Lu will leave until the next scheduled time. </font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">4:00 pm EST - Storytelling Contest (Theme: The Best Time on Chesapeake)
    Host: Crest of Courageous Hearts (*CH*) guild
    Location: Museum of Virtues Annex, PaxOku, Homare-jima, Tokuno
    Note: If no one appears at the Museum of Virtues Annex by 20 minutes after the hour, Lady Lu will leave until the next scheduled time. </font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">6:00 pm EST - Storytelling Contest (Theme: The Best Time on Chesapeake)
    Host: Crest of Courageous Hearts (*CH*) guild
    Location: Museum of Virtues Annex, PaxOku, Homare-jima, Tokuno </font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">8:45 pm EST - Storytelling Contest Judge's Decision
    Host: Crest of Courageous Hearts (*CH*) guild
    Location: Museum of Virtues Annex, PaxOku, Homare-jima, Homare-jima, Tokuno
    Three Prizes: Best Written, Most Entertaining, Most Memorable </font></p>

    <font face="Verdana"><font size="2">9:30 pm EST - Net Toss</font><font size="2">
    Host: Se'an Silverfoot and Elias of Arundel, and sponsored by ATD
    Location: Blue Light Tavern, PaxOku, Homare-jima, Homare-jima, Tokuno </font>
    </font></p> <h3><font face="Verdana">Saturday, January 19th - Official Anniversary Day</font></h3>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">3:00 pm EST - Treasure Hunt by Grandmaster Hunter
    Host: Hester Tarian
    Huntress: Lady Evadne Howard
    Location: Tea House, PaxOku, Tokuno </font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">8:00 pm EST - Small Claims Court Cases
    Judged by the PaxLair Court System
    Host: Chief Justice Kathleen
    Location: Gryphon Hall </font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">9:00 pm EST - Grand Ball and Dinner
    Host: Winfield
    Location: Museum of Virtues Annex, PaxOku, Homare-jima, Tokuno
    Notes: Formal Dress Code or standard uniform</font></p>

    <font face="Verdana" size="2">10:00 pm EST - Tour of Unique Places in Sosaria
    Host: Winmere
    Location: PaxLair Tea House, PaxOku, Homare-jima, Tokuno</font></p> </blockquote>
     
  2. <center>January 15, 2008
    PaxLair City, Felucca
    Day 1 of PaxLair 10th Anniversary


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  3. <center>January 16, 2008
    Dragons Watch, Felucca
    Day 2 of PaxLair 10th Anniversary


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  4. Jhym

    Jhym Guest

    Uh oh, story contests. You've awakened the bard yet again.

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  5. <center>January 18, 2008
    Dragons Watch, Felucca
    Day 3 of PaxLair 10th Anniversary

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  6. FOR JANUARY 19, 2008 EVENT LOCATIONS:



    Location - Tea House at the end of Monks Crossing in PaxOku, Homare-jima, Tokuno


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    Tea House at the end of Monks Crossing in PaxOku, Homare-jima, Tokuno




    Location - Gryphon Hall, Luna, Malas, Chesapeake

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    Gryphon Hall, Luna, Malas, Trammel


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    Enter any Moongate and head to Malas - Luna, then head SW of Luna.

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  7. PAXLAIR SMALL CLAIMS COURT CASE

    The Case of the Destroyed Kryss


    The Plaintiff loaned a kryss to the Defendant who returned it in extremely poor condition. In fact, when the Plaintiff tried to repair it, the kryss broke and turned to dust. The Plaintiff is suing the Defendant for 10K gold to recover the cost of the kryss.

    The Defendant borrowed the Plaintiff's kryss for a long hunting adventure. He claims the kryss worked fine for a while, then didn't kill anything. So he returned the kryss to the Plaintiff as per their agreement and should not have to pay anything for such a shoddy weapon that almost got him killed by monsters.
     
  8. <center>January 19, 2008
    PaxLair Statehood
    Day 4 of PaxLair 10th Anniversary

    OFFICIAL PAXLAIR ANNIVERSARY DAY


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  9. <center>RAYS OF HOPE

    Winfield, Governor of PaxLair Statehood, Chesapeake, Ultima Online

    Speech at the PaxLair 10th Anniversary, January 19, 2008
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    Time seems to have passed very quickly when we look at history. For 10 years ago today, on January 19th, 1998, I was among friends from The Band guild scouting out a little meadow area on Felucca west of the Compassion Shrine. We'd been together as a guild for a few years under Nightfall's and later Ender's leadership, even before the Realm came into being. We were a strange lot, always looking for something new to do.

    Well on this night long ago, TB members placed a few houses, then a tower. We later called the area PaxLair as a "Peace Place" to invite our friends and our enemies. Many people came, then came more houses, then more guilds, then the gods, then the counselors, then the seers, then Lord British! Time passed so quickly our heads were spinning, or at times lost to some nasty murderous enemies. *smiles*

    Back then we had no idea what PaxLair would become. We only knew this Realm is all about people like us and you.

    So in our PaxLair history, we've seen so many residents take to the streets or dungeons and help each other. Even when killing each other at times, we've put our forces to the test. Camaraderie formed and people became committed to various causes.

    To help commemorate our 10th Anniversary, our Minister of Knowledge Neo of Lothlore has done a great service for us. He built in the PaxLair Skypage a pictorial of the last 10 years of PaxLair! It is truly an amazing display of our roots, our nature, and our ideas. For one must look upon the past to perhaps get a glimpse of one's future. Thank you Neo of Lothlore, thank you very much!

    Yet today I stand before you to talk not much of the past, but of the future.

    I have this strange and wonderful feeling that our PaxLair and our Shard will see many more glorious days and years. Some people try to guess how long the Realm may exist for us, and people leave the Realm for one reason or another. But rays of hope always seem to shine through. I see new people being born in the Realm and I see old veterans coming back into our midst.

    These are actually wonderful times my friends. These rays of hope are signs I think. A sign of compelling camaraderie and faith in each other. A sign that the Realm and PaxLair in it will move into a new Decade of adventure, enlightenment, and hope!

    The people you see here today are a testimony to these rays of hope. A testimony that we, the people of this Realm, are here to stay and stay we will. And as we stay, we will adventure together, sell to each other, kill each other, and be as creative as we can. This is a place of enjoyment, not work. It is a place where people's dreams can come true, whatever they may be. PaxLair is always committed to help dreams become reality!

    Our three active cities of Dragons Watch, PaxLair City, and PaxOku are very strong and very active. We have great people in each city and in our Statehood. We have great allies and friends. We have been through so much together and will continue to be together into the future. That is our destiny.

    My friends, PaxLair will always be here. It is persistent. It is a stage for your dreams. It is a humble icon of what has been and what can be. It shines with rays of hope just as our shard shines.

    I thank everyone! All those who traveled before us, are here today, and those who come in our future. PaxLair enters our next Decade with Rays of Hope!!

    Dragonspeed to you all, Dragonspeed to PaxLair, and Dragonspeed to the Realm! Thank you.