LOL, so it's only been 4 years since the last time this was done, but ya know what? There's a new sheriff in town, and we need to get actual thieves who play UO to post here again...la Rules: The rules are basic, post your best theft within the timeframe on the subject line. Please enclose a story along with images if possible. If you need any images hosted send me a pm and we can help you out. While images are not necessary, it helps an lot in considering if the theft was truthful. All steals while using bugs or bugged items (ie, stealable blessed sandals) are not allowed to be entered. Some of the better stories will be posted in the Honorable Mention Wall of Fame while people telling lies will be posted in the Wall of Shame and probable ban of the TOTW. After the week has passed, Myself and a few judges will pick the winner and will post it with the next weeks TOTW. The Hall of Fame (1/12-1/18) : GreyHorse - Small Potted Tree (1/19-1/25) : Velona (Orchid) - Four Vet-Reward Statues (Dragon, Earth Ele, Gargoyle, Lich) placed in a pouch (1/26-2/1) : Goose - Small Rock (2/2 - 2/9) : Goose - Three Plants in a pouch (2/10 - 2/15) : Pyrol GL - Two Blood Tiles in a pouch (2/16 - 2/23) : Ferreau - Four checks totalling 3.5 million in a pouch (2/24 - 3/1) : OLY - A newbied Silver Ring, in a pouch, from an Elder at a Jhelom PVP Event! (3/2 - 3/8) : OLY - Green Bottle Hair Dye (3/9 - 3/15) : Kung Lao - Hammer and Chisel (3/16 - 3/22) : Disco-stu - Sold a purple plant for 200k, then stole it back again (3/23 - 2/29) : Glove - Large Shrubbery Plant (3/30 - 4/5) : [Kes] - Blessed black sandals in a pouch (4/6 - 4/12) : Elganare - Full Jars (4/13 - 4/19) : CrazyJoe - Substantial Large Battle Axe of Vanquishing (4/20 - 4/26) : Testacleese - Five checks totalling 5 million in a pouch (4/27 - 5/3) : Goose - Black Dye Tub (5/4 - 5/10) : Wyrick - 300th Aniversary Bag with a check for 492k (5/11 - 5/17) : Neon Ninja - Potted Plant (5/18 - 5/24) : Bob (Kharn) - Tall Candelabra (5/25 - 5/31) : Serpentine - Golden Bloodmoss (6/1 - 6/7) : Vaindan Jain - Black blessed sandals (6/8 - 6/14) : Kashmir25 - Potted Plant (6/15 - 6/21) : Simple - Black Blessed Sandals (6/22 - 6/28) : Jethro - Silver Spear of Vanquishing (6/29 - 7/5) : Click - Demon Bone Helm (7/6 - 7/12) : Decanuck - No Draw Tile in a pouch (7/13 - 7/19) : knight11 - a 500k check in a pouch (7/20 - 7/29) : Neon Ninja - Durable axe of Vanquishing (7/30 - 8/6) : Lonegamer - Serverup rocks (8/7 - 8/13) : zole - blessed durable surpassingly accurate kryss of vanquishing that had become stealable (8/14 - 8/20) : Masked Falcon - Daemon Bone Legs (8/21-8/27) : AyJay - bag of plants, 4 small and 1 medium plant (8/28-9/6) : Mike Oxbig - Durable Silver Large Battle Axe of Vanquish (9/7-9/13) : Entire week stolen by Crazy Joe, the slacking Mod (9/14-9/24) : I Am Reebdoog - Subst Silver Vanq Axe (9/25-10/2) : Johnny Knoxville - 2 1-Million-Gold Checks in a pouch (10/3-10/10) : zole - Indest Acc Silver Power Shortspear (10/11-10/19) : Dash - 4.7 million in checks in 2 seperate bags (10/20-10/27) : Kharn - Golden Vet Rewards Robe in a purple bag (10/28-11/3) : Decanuck - 450K check in a bag (11/4-11/13) : Bacci LuT - Valorite Vet Rewards robe in a yellow bag (11/14-11/21) : zole - 600K check in a bag (11/22-11/28) : ZiggyStardust - Ethy Llama in a bag (11/29-12/6) : Mapesto - Daemon Bone Helm (12/7-12/14) : zole - 800K check in a pouch (12/15-12/21) : zole (Seeing a pattern here?) - Potted tree (12/22-12/28) : Kharn - 1.5 Million in a backpack (12/29-1/5) : Masked Falcon - 1.5 Million in a bag (1/6-1/13) : Masked Falcon - 2.3 Million in a bag (1/14-1/21) : TurkishUO - Skull Mug! (1/22-1/28) : z0mbo - Fur (1/29-2/9) : Dartan - Dragon's Blood Necro Reg (2/10-2/18) : Mystical Thief - Clothing Bless Deed in a pouch (2/19-2/27) : Scavenger[TRT] - 3.5 Million in a bag (2/28-3/6) : Evil computer crash - 1 week TOTW updates (3/7-3/12) : Truls - Quest Diamond (3/13 - 3/19) : Nature-Drach - 5 million gold and a clothing bless deed in a pouch (3/20 - 3/27) : AtomForce - 300th year aniversary bag (4/4 - 4/11) : MaskedFalcon - pre-vet black dye tub (4/22 - 5/22) : Grake - Pure Garlic (5/23-5/30) : Talon Mclane - 14 Runebooks in a bag (5/31-6/6) : magic37220 - Valorite Robe in a bag (6/7-6/26) : OSI - Stealing a part of Felucca and making more like Trammel (6/27-7/3) : zole - 1 Million in a Bag (7/4-7/11) : The Pink Panther - Gm made, exceptional agapite short spear (7/12-7/19) : Corran Horn - Legendary Scroll of Animal Taming (+20 Skill) (7/20-7/27) : LegendOfTrouble - Legendary Scroll of Magery (+20 Skill) (7/28-8/3) : Sig Man - Gm made, exceptional verite short spear (8/4-8/11) : Elganare - Legendary Scroll of Eval. Int. (+20 Skill) (10/1-10/10) : Sig Man - Val. Double Axe (10/11-10/21) : Gioman - Valorite Katana (10/22-10/31) : Murphey - +15 ASH After a 1 year hiatus, the TOTW returns: (11/09/03-11/15/03): Devon Delorean - An Ultimate Scroll of Power (+25 Max. Stats) (11/16/03-11/22/03): Corran Horn - A [blank] Scroll of Power (+15 Max. Stats) (11/23/03-11/29/03): JimBeam - Crystal Ball of Pet Summoning (11/30/03-12/06/03): drewniu/belgarath - Multiple pieces of Range Armor (12/07/03-12/20/03): No one due to sickness and no one posting any steals (01/23/04 - 01/30/04): Shadow-+25 Stat Scroll (1/31/04 - 2/6/04): that one guy - +20 stat scroll (2/7/04 - 2/13/04): Shinobi - Staff of the Magi (2/14/04 - 2/20/04): Toadslick - Barbed runic kit (2/21/04 - 2/27/04): Kim_kof_ls - 1 of each runic tailor kit (on 3 separate days though) (2/28/04 - 3/5/04): Lemon D - +25 stat scroll (3/6/04 - 3/12/04): Devon Delorean - +20 Magery scroll (3/13/04 -3/19/04): Cuckoo-for-Caca - +20 Stat Scroll(Siege) (3/20/04 - 3/26/04): RClover - Bronze Runic Hammer (3/27/04 - 4/2/04): Harabec_LS - +25 Stat Scroll After a 4 year hiatus, the TOTW returns: (9/7/08 - 9/13/08): [tbd] The Honorable Mention Wall of Fame TeranPriest : March 2001 : TeranPriest camped a Large IDOC Tower on Napa Valley, and was watching for several days. The day it fell he missed out on placeing a house, however looted many paintings. After the others placed their houses, they turned their attention on Teran and attacked, killing him only a few steps from his own house that was located nearby. They looted his paintings, and Teran lost all he waited for. However he noticed that the people that placed the larger house were buying all the smalls that were placed around him. It was apparent what was happening, and sure enough the next day a new Large Tower stood where a few smalls were placed the day before. Then Teren saw the tower for sale on Tradespot. After exchanging several ICQ's, Teran slipped the idea that a Keep may fit. Sure enough, he was hidden near the tower and saw the people surveying the area checking if a Keep would fit. After camping the area hidden for over 20 hours, the Tower owners arrived, and redeeded the Tower. Before they knew what hit them, a new large Tower stood before them - and it didn't belong to them! TeranPriest succesfully got his revenge on those that screwed him over! They were angry (to put it mildy) and even paged a Game Master claiming Teran Exploited. ShadowJack : April 2001 : Stole a large potted plant from someone shopping at his vendor. He then put the plant on his vendor, and stole it back everytime someone tried to buy it. He priced it at 200k, and stole it a grand total of 7 times, netting him 1.4 million. He then finally sold it for 300k Serpentine : June 2001 : Joined a new guild with a friend after seeing the Guildmaster spamming at Brit bank. After almost blowing their cover when he spoke out loud of their intentions instead of in party chat, they managed to get friended to the house. Then, after the Guildmaster logged, they looted his house, unbanned everyone from his ban list, and both swore fealty to Serpentine. This meant they not only looted his house, but stole his guild too. They later moved the stone to Serpentine's house and kicked the original Guildmaster out, all the while, pinning it on some new recruit. Serpentine and Masked Falcon : August 2001 : While Falcon was shopping for daemon armor, a person came through selling100000 boards. Sensing an easy scam, and a thousand free boards, Serpentine hid in the bank back room and awaited the drop... But there was no drop. Instead, they were told their logs were on the ground in Felucca! Falcon, the buyer, and Serpentine, the follower, were gated to the location before the seller was paid. There, they found several piles of 60000 logs neatly arranged in a small enclosure in T2A! Falcon marked a rune, and after Stuckhelping out with 60K logs apiece, Falcon gated back and the job was repeated for a haul of 240K logs. However, Falcon dropped his second load behind a mountain, and GM Halona could not retrieve them. FreezerBurn : September 2001 : After ICQing somebody about buying a house and being forced to wait a long time for the transfer, FreezerBurn accumulated various checks in a pouch, enough to pay for the house. Upon the owner's arrival, the house trade went through as planned... and the bag of checks was promptly stolen back. Later, FreezerBurn sold the house for more than he would have bought it for had he actually paid for it. Rogue Valentine : October 2001 : (Translated out of RP) - While Rogue is messing around with his friends giving his one friend's new neighbors some murder counts, a new arrival in a Valorite robe and cloak on an ethereal recalls in. Stealthing behind him into his house, Rogue snoops him and discovers 5.2 million gold and a 3rd year Zombie statue! The person recalls away, and Rogue decides to check the containers for being secure. They are. However, he finds a pouch on the ground that ISN'T secure, OR locked down! He grabs it and takes off with it, discovering the very 5.2 million gold and zombie statue he had seen on the person before! In the true manner of 'noble' thiefdom, he left a book explaining to the guy how he just got screwed over. Sar Shen : February, 2002 : Short but effective - While the pure mare craze was in full swing after they were just introduced and could only be found in Fel, Sar singlehandedly stole the bloodmoss of every tamer camping the Felucca Terathan Keep, disabling their ability to Invis, and for most of them, Recall. While Sar didn't linger to find out, it's reasonable to think he alone reduced the lifespan of many of these tamers and made many looters happy. Public enemy : August 2002 : Public enemy, trying to sell his Lshape house, encountered a thief who planned to pay for the house with checks in a bag. He proceeded to ask the "scammer wannabe" why he wanted to have the checks inside a bag and stole the bag right before the trade so the thief wouldn't notice. The plan worked and the would-be scammer replied to him "Dude there's a new bug out where if you don't put checks in a bag then they go straight to the person and you lose it, so I have to use it." The conversation that followed Public Enemy pointing out his theft to the scammer is entertaining: Him: "OMFG YOU PIECE OF **** I am paging a GM on your gay ass!" PE: "And say what? That you attempted to scam a vet and you got screwed in your own ass?" Him: "Dude your such a ******* pansy, duel me you queer." PE: "No thanks, I prefer to sell this house for 6 Mill making my total... 11.5 Mill. Thanks for the checks." Him: "LOL my brother is a GM I just told him to ban you..." Anonymous Stratics Administrator, February 2004: In the most widespread theft in Stratics history the accounts of about 80,000 members were deleted accidently. Chaos ensued as Admins and Moderators scrambled to register their names before evil-doers beat them to it. Millions of posts were lost and Stratics Legends were reduced to humble visitors. Tears were shed, fingers were pointed, and now we have this Honorable Mention to look back on and tell our grandchildren......or something like that. The Wall of Shame Eva_04 : Claiming to steal a 1.25 million check, when it's not possible to make such a check. Eva then admitted it was a lie. mawood : Claiming to steal a trapped box containing 100 of each reg, when such a theft is impossible due to the fact that the box would be over 80 stones.