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Regarding the bell of courage

Discussion in 'UHall' started by GalenKnighthawke, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. GalenKnighthawke

    GalenKnighthawke Grand Poobah
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    Draconi, if you read this...You've stated that the Bell of Courage may play a role in the events leading to the end of the Warriors of Destiny event cycle. (This was in the UO Forums interview.) Or at least that's what I remember reading.

    If I'm right, keep in mind that the Bell's been in-game before:

    http://www.uoguide.com/The_Principle_Pieces

    How that material might impact what you have in mind I can't reasonably guess.

    -Galen's player
     
  2. RichDC

    RichDC Guest

    Just read that and what part have the books and the candle played in the current event??

    And where can i get my hands on one of those bells?
     
  3. GalenKnighthawke

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    http://www.uoguide.com/Warriors_of_Destiny

    See the Prologue.

    Remember....As far as I can tell, technically speaking the event's been going on since Inu the Crone appeared (Draconi hasn't contradicted this, and I'm pretty sure he's seen the article).

    It's just that events before were related tangentially to the coming of the Shadowlords, and starting with Magincia they have been directly related to their coming.

    -Galen's player
     
  4. RichDC

    RichDC Guest

    I missed the events before the unveiling of the blackrock machine :(

    So is the bell of courage a player held item like the candle?
     
  5. DevilsOwn

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    I am very hopeful that when the Book of Truth, Candle of Love and Bell of Courage have completed their roles in leading us to the door of Stygian Abyss that....

    the book may be read
    the bell may be rung
    and the candle may finally be lit
     
  6. Cogniac

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    I'm just glad that a major, game-wide event will finally be coming to Serpent's Hold. (Serpent's Hold is the classical location of the Bell of Courage. It was given to the Order of the Silver Serpent to guard there, after which they built the Hold's fortifications to protect it. We have a bell-tower-looking thing on top of the main building on the north island for ringing it, but the Bell itself is usually kept safe in a hidden underground location deep within the Hold.)
     
  7. sablestorm

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    If I recall correctly, the Bell of Courage, and indeed all three artifacts of principle, were introduced in Ultima 4. The Bell, much like Mondain's skull, was found in what they called a deep well. It was actually located out in the middle of the ocean south of Magincia while Mondain's skull was located east of Serpent's Hold in the ocean surrounded by three volcanoes.

    Now in Ultima 5, both locales were replaced with islands. Blackthorn's castle was built upon the volcanic islands where Mondain's Skull had been found while Sutek took refuge on the swampy isle that appeared where the Bell had been found.

    In Ultima 6, Sutek went mad and took refuge in Blackthorn's abandoned castle while his former home, the swampy isle, became the refuge for a band of pirates who buried their treasure in underground caves.

    At any rate, one could argue that the swampy isle from the original Ultima games is Haven/Ocllo in UO. Perhaps the well the Bell was stored in is in actuality the inland lake (now a bay). There was, after all, an odd wooden structure which spanned the lake and it was interesting that at the center of the structure (the center of the lake), there was a railed opening providing access to the water. Perhaps those who hid the Bell brought a winch to that spot to lower the bell into the water and could later retrieve it in a similar fashion. Of course, the structure is demolished, but is the Bell still hidden beneath the waters there?