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[News] Warning: A possible blackrock infection in Yew!

Discussion in 'UO Europa' started by Mapper, May 2, 2010.

  1. Mapper

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    I've read reports of blackrock infected citizens in Trinsic and Yew. On light of this I decided to visit the towns. I didn't see anything unusual in Trinsic however in Yew I found some infected citizens guarding a locked box in the middle of the street.

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    I'm not sure what is inside the box, but a warning to all, Stay clear of any blackrock you may find.
     
  2. Korhov

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    Have you tried to kill guardians?
     
  3. R Traveler

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    They eat small blackrock, no any words.
    They are protected by town guards.
     
  4. Adol

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    I'm there now; they, and their chests will take ANYTHING you drop on them. We've tried casting cure, heal, dropping food on them, greater cure potions, small blackrock on both the npcs and into the chest... but nothing happens!
     
  5. Mapper

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    It's been there a few days so its possibly just a visual thing, Doesn't actually function.
     
  6. ich klatsch die gleich mal um... schauen was passiert.

    mir als meister der tarnung und täuschung ist es ein leichtes die zu erlegen...

    ANGRIFF!!
     
  7. hmm.. i found a blackrock infected dragon (guardian) but it dropped only gems and items, nothing special.
     
  8. R Traveler

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    I recalled in, no infected humans anymore around. One dragon was guarded by some NPC, other killed, now box unlocked, some message inside box.
     
  9. Mapper

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    The blackrock infected dragon had been killed.

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    And the message inside the box says:

    Damaged Book
    by Unknown
    -------------------------
    *the handwriting appears
    to be a from a flowing
    hand*

    I am sending you th*s
    me**a*e to let you
    kn** t*a* thin*s are
    progr****ng **ll.

    ** *ave o*e*e* up
    the *e*tr** sh*f*
    a** bl***r*ck c*n
    no* be **trac***

    The **a*e* conti***
    to **e aft**
    ex***ure to **e
    **ack****

    W* re**ir* m**e
    sla*** s**n.
     
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    The Book i have taken, maybe someone can decrypt the test?
     
  11. Elffin

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    I think i got most of it, 1 word i cant work out...

    I am sending you this
    message to let you
    know that things are
    progressing well.

    we have opened up
    the *e*tr** shaft
    all blackrock can
    now be extracted

    The slaves continue
    to die after
    exposure to the
    blackrock

    We require more
    slaves soon

    Elf.
     
  12. above have more gasps filled as mine..
     
  13. Mapper

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    Could the second word simply be 'die' ?
     
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    There were a few blackrock infected people in Vesper, but they dissapeared before i could get any screenies, were only there for like a day or two.
     
  15. Aurelius

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    My first guess about the book,

    Damaged Book
    by Unknown
    -------------------------
    *the handwriting appears to be a from a flowing hand*

    I am sending you this message to let you know that things are progressing well.

    We have opened up the *e*tr** shaft and blackrock can now be extracted

    The slaves continue to die after exposure to the blackrock

    We require more sla*** soon.



    I suspect from what I found at the bottom level of the orc mines, the first word I can't get may be 'Western', since there looked to be a lot more rocks, tools and ore carts around that shaft (although I still can't find a way into it) than before.

    I also guessed the last line is 'We require more slaves soon', but that's not enough letters, as Traveller pointed out - slayers would fit but makes a bit less sense to me just now!

    Edit : Rather similar to Elffin 's work - I was still typing this while that was being posted ;)
     
  16. Elffin

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    I was thinking of Western too but the letters are in the wrong place, so i left it as is...

    elf
     
  17. restrict

    We have opened up the *e*tr** shaft and blackrock can now be extracted

    but for this word one "*" is missing, but it makes sence.
     
  18. Risso

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    I am sending you this
    message to let you
    know that things are
    progressing well.

    we have opened up
    the central shaft
    all blackrock can
    now be extracted

    The slaves continue
    to die after
    exposure to the
    blackrock

    We require more
    slaves soon

    :)
     
  19. central .....:eyes:


    hehe easy... tooooooo easy for me!

    but yes, it fits and makes sence!
     
  20. Aurelius

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    Gah! Of course, it's central.... so obvious I missed it!
     
  21. Cailleach

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    Damn, why does the fun stuff happen when I can't log in? My archer LOVES BR drags.

    *seriously considers blowing off work for some hunting*
     
  22. Risso

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    A farmhouse near the blackrock box has been broken into and totally ransacked..but not sure if its part of an old event. Certainly no clues :(
     
  23. Nimuaq

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    Aron showed me the chest again today, it was blackrock hue (dark) and guard locked. It was giving a message about it being magically locked and the guardians need to be beaten for it to be opened. I followed two infected guardians until they're outside of the guardzone and killed both (since they were infected, it was merely to ease their pain). One of them had regular loot (boots, shirt etc.) while the other had an additional small piece of blackrock (I think the same blackrock that Curunir gave to the npc). The chest's hue returned to normal when both are killed, having the same book and the blackrock inside. I guess both the book and the blackrock is 255 stones (full 8 bits, possibly the maximum weight an item can have, making 510 stones in total) for not to be stolen from the chest. Looking forward to the meeting with Nathan Hawke.
     
  24. Each day there is a new "word of power" listed in Ricardo's books...a new blackrock powered spell?
     
  25. Is this on all shards or just an evet for one shard?
     
  26. Aurelius

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    It was just a 'normal' mined piece of blackrock I tried on the NPC.
     
  27. Trevelyan

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    I gave 2 special nets to the NPCs too

    Also, there were a bunch of the NPCs in Skara. Whats that about?
     
  28. Nimuaq

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    Yes, it was that. I thought it was very interesting until I recalled that you tried that on the npc.
     
  29. Risso

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    Another interesting note regarding the blackrock guardians, when the normal citizen types have been killed they respawn somewhere in Yew with the same name and clothes but with their original title :)