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The Story of How Hoodwink Stole Christmas!

Discussion in 'UO Great Lakes' started by Yenji Yasagari, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Yenji Yasagari

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    Twas one cold night, and there I was, minding my own business, walking through Britain. A reindeer they told me, yes, a reindeer would appear and drop countless riches! Treats so tasty that people would pay millions, and millions Was Hoodwink's Middle Name. Passing the counselor's hall, he noticed a crowd, and like any good thief, pushed his way inside.

    Tiny Tim needed assistance, for christmas had been stolen. The ghosts of christmas had stolen away the true meaning of christmas! "Ghosts," Hoodwink thought. I bet they have good loot to steal. And lo, a gate appeared, and the crowd went first. Hoodwink went into hiding, and stealthed his way through.

    In the form of a wolf, he crept in between the creatures, who's heat was so powerful that he might be revealed at any time! Forward he pushed, for at the end of the rainbow was a pot of gold. He reached the end before any other, and tracked, to make sure no other stealthers had come through. He was right, he was the only thief in the group this night.

    The group had many deaths, but on the corpses, there was no loot to be had. Shrugging it off, they reached another gate. Stealthed and grinning, Hoodwink went on. More ghosts in this area than the last, and each as warm as the previous, Hoodwink zigged and zagged towards the center of the room. Behind the walls, he noticed something called a "warlord." This warlord had a backpack. It was only a matter of time, Hoodwink thought, as he grinned.

    The group eventually felled the monsters of the area, and the warlord was released! Immediately hoodwink rushed and opened his backpack, as he was distracted by everything. Christmas clocks! He thought. Rares worth so many millions that the tasty treats were no longer making his mouth water. He reached in and liberated the first clock.

    The battle continued, and his fingers were nimble. The foe was falling fast! To reclaim his title of the best thief in the lands, he would have to rob all of the rare items before the others had a chance to loot his corpse. He quickly liberated two more clocks, and one shining item was left, a dove of peace. He noticed that it seemed to be decaying, ever slowly, but decaying nonetheless. He pocked the bird, and continued on.

    Another gate, and more foes! Hoodwink was more than happy to continue on, leading the charge. It seemed people were catching on. Only half the group was leading the charge, and half the group had been left behind. Greed was taking over the group. The half group of fighters eventually made their way to the end, where a patch of green grass laid. Lightning twisted in the sky, and down it came upon everyone. Killing many.

    Bringing their forces together, Hoodwink did not give up. One, Two, Three, Four times he died, attempting to rob this creature. A creature they called S.C.R.O.O.G.E. Self Contained Roguish Ooglying Oozy Googly Everything! Indeed, many suicide attempts, and many death robes were collected, filling his quota for the night. The mighty beast was felled, and Hoodwink walked away, head high, but no loot from this creature.

    Tiny Tim was in need of the Dove which he'd earlier found, a dove of peace. Knowing that it had a timer, and that this adventure already yielded more gold than his bankbox could ever hold, he gave it up. After all, perhaps santa would allow him better presents for his compassion! Alas, a stag appeared, and ran off in the distance, with the crowd trailing.

    Hoodwink walked out, 3 Christmas Clocks in hand, grinning proudly. His name is forever engraved SOMEWHERE, but I've yet to discover it! But when I do, alas, his name will go down forever in the history of Great Lakes, as the best thief to grace the shard. *Puts Pen Away*

    -Hoodwink-
     
  2. GalenKnighthawke

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    Oh well...

    You didn't break any rules of the game, and you were even in-character.

    The rest of us really don't have much reasonable cause for complaint. I refuse to call my own whiny "but I wanted it!" a "reasonable" cause for anything, let alone complaint.

    ;)

    (Especially seeing as how I've done pretty well at past EM Events.)

    Congratulations; nice finds.

    Might want to save one as a trophy, and there's always the chance that the value will appreciate anyway. (Personally I'd sell all 3 but I'm a short-term thinker when it comes to such things.)

    If they do engravings for the Christmas Event like they do for the weekly Spy Events, the engraving will be found in the EM house in Malas. Walk though that permanent gate thingie near the Brit Counselors' Hall. (You'll know it when you see it.)

    Wait a few days to a week to give them time to get to it, and then wander through the hall, get a taste of past events, and see if your name is there. If it's not try the next week just in case.

    Sometimes the engravings aren't tied to getting a rare, but to something else, like when Silverbrook defused the bombs or when Galen found the mallet that was used by Dawn to shatter the soul gem and kill Casca. Your turning over the timed item might qualify, though?

    The EMs are one of the biggest reasons that I came to GL, along with the good reputation of the RP community. Iatu has left, but Malachi is still here, and we have the new EM.

    Was this your first EM event? Will we see you at more?

    -Galen's player
     
  3. Yenji Yasagari

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    Perhaps you missed the memo Sir Galen. In the word's of our dear Chad Sexington:

    All events are thieving events!
     
  4. shulginist

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    Hoodwink is a returning player after two years so you probably haven't seen him around much until lately.
     
  5. Cruxshadow

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    nice steals man. lets see some screens of these clocks hehe. nice thinking on looting the warlord man.
     
  6. I do believe he has one of the clocks up for show at his place, along with two of those fancy golden compasses.

    Not to mention, a thieving little birdy told me that one of those clocks will be up for sale at the next REA auction.

    Wonder how much that will go for, lol!

    Alice
     
  7. GalenKnighthawke

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    Conventionally, EM event items that you can hold in your hand can go for as much as 50 million, and ones you can't can go for as much as 25 million. (Closer to the max if they have some ability, like how the kryss Back Alley Deals is also a compass, or how Granny's Cranberry Sauce increases your cooking temporarily.)

    This item now has a special mystique though....Might go for more, whether it has an ability or not!

    -Galen's player
     
  8. Yenji Yasagari

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    One of them is in my Museum. The Great Lakes THIEF Gift Shop and Imaginary Petting Zoo, due East of cove, north coast. The second was sold to a private buyer, for an Inquis/Crystalline/10m Combo. The third is going to REA auction, so that another museum owner may have one.
     
  9. GalenKnighthawke

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    Nice sale.

    I'll be sure to check out your museum.

    -Galen's player