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NEWS The King's Contest: Fishing Tournament

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Flair, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. Flair

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    King Blackthorn has issued a challenge to all Fishermen (and women) in the Kingdom. All Fish caught on or between March 10th and March 30th are to be weighed with an honor going to the largest "Legendary" or "Trophy" fish - which will be mounted and hung on the wall of Castle Blackthorn for all to see. The Smallest Weight fish will be given to the Cooks of the Castle for display on the Kitchen Tables and the Largest Weight. In addition, the Largest Rare or Legendary Crab/Lobster will be cooked for the King's Table (displayed on his plate). These items shall remain until another such contest replaces them.

    Fish dated prior to March 10th, or after March 30th will not be eligible. Please drop off your best catch in the chests by the King's Throne in the Council Chambers on Serpent's Hold before Midnight on March 30th.​
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  2. Kelden

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    Ive got a 158 stoner, I know its not a winner... but dont expect to bring som 40-stone-shiner and win!


    Seems you cant put anything into those boxes yet.
     
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  3. EM_Troubadour

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    It seems the boxes no longer work for this purpose. A Mailbox has been installed instead.
     
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  4. Troop

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    I am wearing my purple fishing shoes for good luck.
     
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  5. EM_Troubadour

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    So far, the entries are:

    "Trophy/Legendary" Fish:

    191 Stone - Summer Dragonfish - by Sara Dale
    187 Stone - Giant Koi - by Sir AJ
    171 Stone - Giant Koi - by Garfield
    167 Stone - Summer Dragonfish - by Lord Kelden
    157 Stone - Unicorn Fish - by Garfield
    140 Stone - Summer Dragonfish - by Sara Dale
    123 Stone - Fire Fish - by Kas Althume
    111 Stone Kingfish - By Edwin
    63 Stone - Abyssal Dragonfish - by Lord Kelden
    20 Stone - Giant Koi - by Sir AJ (Turned in 3rd)
    20 Stone - Summer Dragonfish - by Lord Kelden (Turned in 2nd)
    20 Stone - Reaper Fish - by Sara Dale (Turned in 1st)
    7 Stone - A Big Fish - by Malloc
    (A Tie will be decided by whomever submitted the fish first)


    Largest Crab/Lobster:

    20 Stone - Blue Lobster - by Garfield
    7 Stone - Blue Lobster - by Garfield
    5 Stone - Lobster - by Edwin


    Non-qualifying entries (Not a "Trophy or Legendary fish" - but still a nice catch):

    198 Stone - Great Barracuda - by Malloc
    194 Stone - Great Barracuda - by Ii
    190 Stone - Great Barracuda - by Edwin
    187 Stone - Big Fish - by Ii
    183 Stone - Great Barracuda - by Edwin
    138 Stone - Great Barracuda - by Sara Dale
    131 Stone - A Big Fish - by Valar Morghulis
    80 Stone - A Reaper Fish - by Valar Morghulis
    57 Stone - Great Barracuda - by Valar Morghulis
    5 Stone - A Broken Clock - by York
    2 Stone - A Pair of Purple Shoes - By Troop
     
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  6. Kelden

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    194 stones... nice catch!
    *Brings out a can of extra smelly cheese-and-shrimp bait*
     
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    I know its the Kings contest but he needs to be informed that A Big Fish is a trophy fish!
     
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  8. EM_Troubadour

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    Please note that to win the "Largest fish" and be mounted to display on the King's Wall, it must be a "Trophy" fish that can be mounted. Many of the entries can not be mounted and are not "trophy/Legendary". The post above has been edited to move the non-trophy fish to the "Non-Qualifying" section.

    For a list of appropriate fish - please see the "Trophy" column on this page from UOGuide.

    The small fish and crab/lobster classes do not require mounting so the field is open to any Rare/Legacy fish/crab/lobster.
     
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  9. ii ii

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    I dropped a trophy deed in the mailbox by accident - any chance i could get it back - perhaps at the next governors meeting?
     
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    wow ii ii I just looked at your avatar - Is that real?
     
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    HEHEHEH YA it is at the GIL museum
     
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    I caught a pair of purple shoes.
     
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  13. EM_Troubadour

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    Current Standings updated in post #5 above.
     
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  14. Kattasrophe

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    Purple shoes... I love it!
     
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    Well it seems that the fish have stopped biting for now. Maybe it's the current alignment of the moon and the stars?
     
  16. Flair

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    pray to the fishing gods?
     
  17. Wee Willie

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    Wonder if we can talk the EM to also mount the largest of each species that is mountable, think it would look cool to have trophies up plus be nice to acknowledge other fishermen other then the winners.
     
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    Agrees with WW
     
  19. startle

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    I absolutely agree with Wee Willie. That should be very doable, and all could change each year of the repeated (excellent) event... ;)
     
  20. Ellie

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    Great idea. Dont forget there are fisher women out there too.
     
  21. Kattasrophe

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    Yes that would be cool to change them every year then maybe have them placed somewhere else?
     
  22. Adrianas

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    I agree with Willie. It would be nice to be able to just *see* what all of the fish look like mounted, rather than looking at little graphic images of them on webpages! Of course, there might be a need to build a special Fisherman's Guild house to display them all!
     
  23. EM_Troubadour

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    I like the idea, but I am not sure there is enough wall space in the King's Castle. Now if we had a really big castle like the Trammel sides have I'd find a way.
     
  24. Ellie

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    You will find a way, there are lots of walls down in the dungeon.
     
  25. GarthGrey

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    Where were all you Band Wagon fishermen and women "BEFORE" they put in this little piece of eye candy...hrm ?
     
  26. kelmo

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    We were gone fishing...
     
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    Umm, ok - I recognize Willie and Sara, but who are the others and why did you all go in Willie's "Wee" boat?
    :eek:
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    Flair's the one with the net.... Taz is the one sitting in the chair on the left
     
  30. startle

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    So who's the grumpy old fart in the aft chair?
    I'm thinkin' Kelmo..........:p
     
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    How often is this getting updated ? I dropped off a Reaper Fish significantly larger than Sara's ...Sorry Sara ;)
     
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    All I catch lately is crap garbage fish. Yack! :eek:
     
  34. EM_Troubadour

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    Entries updated.
     
  35. Troop

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    I'm quite happy to see that nobody has been able to fish up a larger pair of purple shoes. :gee:
     
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    Not to complain but why is a 20 pound Reaper Fish listed in the top, and my 80 pounder is in the non qualifier list ? Just curious.
     
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    The classes of winners for fish are:

    1.) The Largest Legacy/Trophy fish (I'm accepting anything that can be mounted except the "big fish" - only the specially named ones.)
    2.) The Smallest Fish (no qualifiers on this as it is not being mounted).

    At the time the 20 stone reaper fish was added, it was in a 3-way tie for the smallest overall fish. The 80-pound reaper-fish is already well out of the range for the smallest fish, and it is not one that can be mounted, so it fell to the non-qualified class.

    The displayed scale of "qualifiers" is a little confusing due to the conflicting criteria of large vs. small.
     
  38. GarthGrey

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    *bummed*
     
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  39. Troop

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    I'm really liking this event. It has renewed my interest in fishing. ;)
     
  40. Ellie

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    The list needs updating again. Sara just dropped in another fish.
     
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    Where do 120 fishing scrolls come from?
     
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  42. Ellie

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    Fishing quests. You need a lot of fish to do these, and crabs/lobsters. Just a hint. Dont turn down any quest no matter how small they are.
     
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    They come from starting and maintaining a running quest for the Fish Mongers. To do this you can't drydock your ship or it breaks the chain and you have to start over. Some people like doing these quests so that they can acquire good stuff like baits and scrolls, which they can then share with others. Most of the time free of charge. However some people like to go out into the deep water and scuttle other peoples ships when they really had nothing of value on them, they just like to grief people for no reason at all. I hope that little burst of adrenaline you got was worth it you Pirate Wanna Be. Sure if someones lazy and leaves their empty boat on the shore instead of dry docking it, blast away and leave it wrecked. If someones actually steering the boat at the time, blast away , wreck it, board it and have your way with the poop deck wench. If a boat is parked out to sea and it's got 15k stone in it, it's probably an afk fishmongerwhore...blast away and leave it wrecked (and empty). But if you see 6 items, 12 stone. It's just a questing fisherman, who's not allowed to dry dock their boat. And they would just like to be left alone..you big loser....
     
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    Well said, GarthGrey ! Very well said.....:cool:

    *Dusts off his fishergarg*
     
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    Entries updated. Contest ends tonight a midnight US Eastern Time. Please submit any final entries before then to be eligible.
     
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    Good luck everyone on the Fishing contest! Gooooo Fisher Ladies and Men!