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[Buying] Nightmare Casino Tunic

Discussion in 'UO Rares Collector' started by Nails Warstein, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Nails Warstein

    Nails Warstein Rares Festival Silent Auctioneer
    Professional Governor Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend Campaign Patron Ultima Broker

    May 28, 2004
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    I am looking to find someone willing to sell this back to one of the original owners and memorable moment winners recognized for their story about its origin. Please ICQ 150528775 or PM here with your prices. TY!

    Nightmare Casino

    I was but a peasant on the shard of Legends; unremarkable by any measure.
    I lacked the wealth of the Sorcons of our world, the wisdom of the Devils Owns, the fighting talent of the… ahem… well let’s just say Legends has never been known for its fighting talent. Even in the lands of Britannia, I wasn’t good at anything. I was a lost soul, or at least I felt like one. Until one day an opportunity like none other presented itself.

    I was sitting by West Brit bank when an enormous bog thing appeared out of thin air. He was dark as night and spoke as if he’d seen one too many Tim Burton movies. He was new to town and taking job applications for the Nightmare Casino. The jobs sounded awful; casino manager, games dealer, bartender. Who would apply to be part of such a despicable part of Legends? THIS GUY WOULD! *Points to self.* This quickly became the pinnacle of my UO experience. Everything I had worked for; all the hours of working the grind finally paid off. I BECAME A PART-TIME BARTENDER IN A TRASHY CASINO. EeeeeHEEHEEHEEEEEEE! My life was complete.

    After a brief training session, I started my first shift. My job – hand out rotgut wine to all interested patrons. Now, as any EM will tell you, running events and managing item hand-outs is a big responsibility. And, as a player given the enormous responsibility of handing out event items, I can honestly say, IT. IS. AWE-SOME!!! For that week as a part-time bartender in a trashy casino on Legends, I felt like Lord British. The entire shard must have been at the casino, with me being the center of attention. The bar was always packed with patrons; the casino floor filled with risk-takers ready to win it big. It truly felt like the Legends community had come to experience this great event together; that guilds and factions set aside their differences to have fun as one unified community. *

    The morale citizens of Legends couldn’t handle the sinful nature of Nightmare Casino for long. After a week of watching their colleagues lose their livelihood, the casino was burnt to the ground. There was so much rotgut wine in the fire, flames burned from the rubble for years to come (no seriously – it took like four years for the EMs to put out the fire).

    I visited the site of Nightmare Casino the other day; the foundation still exists. To me, it’s a reminder of one of the greatest weeks I’ve had in UO and a reminder as to how unique this game and community truly is. As UO turns 15 this month, I turn 30. I’ve graduated from high school and college, worked in three industries, and lived in five cities. The one constant throughout my life has been UO. I’m privileged to have been a part of this community for half my life, and look forward to many years to come.

    Thank you, UO, for your contributions to my life over the years
    #1 Nails Warstein, Nov 2, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2012