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[News] Player Stories: "Perhaps it is time"

Discussion in 'UO Catskills' started by Gildar, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. Gildar

    Gildar Babbling Loonie
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    **OOC**
    An anonymous player has requested I pass this story along to you all.
    <blockquote>"Perhaps it is time," he spoke aloud to himself, "perhaps it is time to leave this place."

    He reconsidered his choice of words. Place? This place was his home. A home that was now a mere shadow of what it once was. He continued pacing the darkened room, carefully avoiding the crumbling bricks beneath his feet. He was beginning to come to the realization that his home would eventually become his tomb if things did not change.

    It had been ages since he spoke to another, although on occasion someone would still wander into his home. He would never speak to those individuals however, instead he chose to lurk in the shadows, in fear that someone might be coming to enact revenge against him. He still considered the possibility of revenge, even after so many years had passed. It had become an obsession for him, an overwhelming paranoia that had gripped him for so many years. Who would be the
    next to enter his home? Would it be just another harmless adventurer that had simply stumbled upon the cave? Would it be another miner looking for a hidden stockpile of precious ore? Or would it be someone from long ago, coming to seek revenge against him for his past crimes? Perhaps even the son or daughter of someone that had fallen victim to his past atrocities. There were so many possibilities that it was pointless to even try to consider all of them.

    But it didn't matter. He still considered every possibility, over and over again. He was losing a grip on his sanity. Even his perception of reality was fading. He feared as if he was drifting back into the same state of mind that had harmed so many in the past. He needed to escape his home, if just for a moment. Maybe that would help heal his diseased mind.

    He wandered out into the cave and looked about. A pile of discarded ore and a rusted pickaxe, an indication that no one had entered the cave in quite sometime. He leaned forward and peered out towards the cave's exit. The sunlight burned his eyes to the point that it was almost dizzying. He took a knee and then sat himself down upon the floor of the cave. He pulled a book out of his satchel and started writing hastily.

    His writings were the only thing keeping him sane, or at least that is what he believed. To anyone else, the writings were garbled nonsense.
    They had slowly deteriorated into words and symbols that only he could understand. His panicked writing continued into the night. Eventually he wiped his brow and rose to his feet.

    "It must be nearly midnight by the eastern sky." He thought to himself. "Enough of this for one day. Time to go home."

    He took a few steps backwards until he could feel the carved stones beneath his feet.

    "Frostflame," he whispered.

    And with that he was home to begin another day.</blockquote>
     
  2. Hunters' Moon

    Hunters' Moon Grand Inquisitor
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    I wonder why this player wants to stay anonymous
     
  3. Bob_the_fart_guy

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    It was a neat read though.


    [​IMG]
     
  4. Heh, I was just in frostflame earlier this week.
     
  5. Bob_the_fart_guy

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    ****Swings away at mountain face, chips of rock pelting robe. Notices an opening in cave. Ducks behind a stalagmite and creeps forward.****

    I realized I had the feeling of revealing eyes, I just knew that I had been spotted and was being watched. The uneasy feeling left me wary of the cave. I quickly darted out and found a disturbed looking healer wandering the forest. Asking him about the cave he would only mutter one name " Ventryn Pythos " then turned his back to me and walked away.

    I decided to pay a visit to the Moonglow library where I thumbed through several old books and after hours of searching I found an untitled book with a few pages torn out.

    What I read was a bit disturbing. I returned the book to its shelf, hopped on my restless beetle and was off.

    ****Quickly rides into a heavy growth of trees and seemingly vanishes into the forests shadows.****
     
  6. Guest

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    For those of us that totally missed this event could you tell us where frostflame is located? It probably sounds more interesting that it actually is but it is neat to read about these places.
     
  7. Guest

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    Thanks Gildar Now I can go take a look.
     
  8. You can also check out the 30 Minutes With... Charlie story in the archives in the sticky thread at the top of the forum for a couple of pictures of it. Part of my interview with her and Kodoz took place there.

    Franklin
     
  9. Bob_the_fart_guy

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    <blockquote><hr>

    You can also check out the 30 Minutes With... Charlie story in the archives in the sticky thread at the top of the forum for a couple of pictures of it. Part of my interview with her and Kodoz took place there.

    Franklin

    [/ QUOTE ]

    That thread is busted Franklin... [​IMG]
     
  10. Guest

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    It works for me, Franklin, thanks.

    If I remember correctly, the original password was flamefrost, and Artarion simply transposed the words for the new one.

    Hmm, on that note, I think it would be a good idea to keep track of all of the secret locations that require passwords, seeing that there are what...five or six now?

    P.S. Since we're on the subject of history, one of the best places to read a good deal of it is here Archived News of the Purple Guardians of Honor. For the newer folks, I think it illustrates just how personal the Seer program was to many people. For the rest of us, while those days are gone forever, these archives certainly bring back memories for me.
     
  11. Gildar

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    <blockquote><hr>

    Hmm, on that note, I think it would be a good idea to keep track of all of the secret locations that require passwords, seeing that there are what...five or six now?

    [/ QUOTE ]I'm working on it [​IMG]
     
  12. Guest

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    A very good story I liked the added pictures you provided in that interview.
    *Looks around nervously* You haven't seen that BlackRock Frank around have you? I better get back to my house.