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NEWS [UO.Com] Minax's Plan

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  1. UO News

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    2013 Oct 30 14:22 GMT
    Author: EM Drosselmeyer

    The crystal crackled and sputtered in her hands as she poured her considerable magic into it, causing the ground around her to tremble with the power...but soon enough it calmed, and nothing had happened. She had assumed as much might happen...a focal point was needed, and the crystal alone couldn't do it. It needed something stronger, something more powerful...and that was when she thought of the perfect spot. And the best part was, almost nobody was ever there. With a wicked smile adorning her face, she gestured over to Shanty. "Attend me, Shanty; I may have need of your particular brand of persuasion if we run into trouble."

    A dark, guttural chuckle came forth from the slightly heavyset man, as he drew a large cutlass glittering with magical enchantments. "As yer wish, m'lady. Ah live ter serve, yer know...'specially when it mean gettin' ter 'ave a little fun with ol' Sharkbite 'ere." His tone was affectionate as he patted the flat of the blade along one shoulder for emphasis. A wave of her hands and with the chanting of the words of power, a red moongate opened up, and the duo passed through to their destination.
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    "Poor ol' bard...bad day ter go ou' sightseein'." Shanty grumbled as he came back to see the Lady setting up the crystal carefully, some of the bard's blood still on him as he wiped Sharkbite off with an oil cloth. "So, what is it yer up ter up there? Not tha' I need ter know, but if yer need help..." He left it open ended, as she stood up from what she was doing.

    "While I appreciate your offer, Shanty, magic isn't one of your strong suits..."

    "Yer got me there, m'lady." Keeping the cutlass out, he checked it's edge...despite not needing to, the enchantments keeping it's serrated edge razor sharp perpetually. "Ah'll jes' do what Ah do best 'en." He stepped heavily over to the steps and pulled a slightly dingy orange out, peeling it with his bloodied fingers nonchalantly and taking a bite from it as he did. "Yer jes' yell if yer need me, m'lady."

    Grinning to herself at Shanty's antics, she turned to admire her handiwork. The gem lay at what might be one of the strongest focusing chambers...even if it wasn't typically used for this kind of focusing and reflection. Held in place by a powerful spell, the gem lay at the center of the mirrors she'd finished repositioning. "Showtime..." She said softly to herself, before chanting words of power in combinations unheard of since before Nystul's vanishing. The room trembled with magical power, the entire structure itself shuddering under the immense forces tearing through it's very core, before a hideous cracking noise was heard, as if the entire building was being torn asunder.

    Shanty heard the noise and whirled his head, seeing an intensified glare of power flaring out of the windows of the lighthouse, the only sound over that of magical energy is her voice chanting those words, and finally ending with a cackling of successful laughter. The storm of energy howls even louder to drown her out for just a moment, before all suddenly goes quiet, and the light vanishes.

    Stepping gingerly outside, the Lady smiles as she walks out with the crystal in tow, tucking it into her pouch. "This will do nicely...and should be quite amusing at the same time. Let's see what other mischief we can get up to, Shanty."

    "Yer got it, m'lady. Yer payin' me enough an' providin' me wif more amusemen' 'en Ah've seen in years...so yer jes' lead the way."
    With a smile she chanted the words again, a new moongate opening before her. "And Shanty...call me by my name. I've been hiding for long enough, I think."

    "Yer go' it, m'lady...err...Lady Minax."

    With that, they stepped through the gate and vanished, leaving behind only the repositioned mirrors and a body carried away by the ocean to have proven their presence at the great Lighthouse.

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  2. old gypsy

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    "... a powerful spell... the gem... mirrors... Showtime... torn asunder... a new moongate..."

    Sure wish I understood what's going on! o_O
     
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    she was using the lighthouse to signal to the space aliens - didn't you know that? hehe
     
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    I thought maybe she was trying to raise her dead Lover.
     
  5. Schatzi

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    Hmmm...Shard Moongate?
     
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    Actually, that thought did cross my mind... but the rest of my thought process was too apocalyptic to post!

    *waits for someone else to do it*
     
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    They did mention an in-game store soon so maybe this new moongate will be a shard xfer gate but will cost you $ :devil:
     
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    A bit of a story....

    When they reintroduced the EM program, I applied, and the story I submitted was kind of a prologue to the return of Mondain. I always felt that was something that was lacking in Mondain's Legacy.

    This is my theory- there is going to be a gate for all shards to go to a central shard or place. And I think it's going to be for an epic event. Something along the lines of the return of Mondain. Not sure if it will be permanent.... or maybe permanent in the way Exodus is. A huge one time event, the spawnable later.

    Why?

    The Gem of Immortality was shattered to defeat Mondain. If you were to connect all the shards, would that be enough to 'heal' the Gem? To return or allow the return of Mondain.

    If I had control of things, that's the direction I would go.

    Then again, I would have brought Lord British back into the fold and would have done epic story lines with the NPCs from the PC games.
     
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    if its a shard moongate ill be pretty pissed off.... if i pick 2 more shard tokens from the vet list....so they better annonce there plans quick!!
     
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    will be cool to give my mondain char a run out...again..hand in hand with my minax char....oh happy old days
     
  11. Krinkle

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    Did the devs not mention in the recent past a pvp scenario that people from all shards can join? I seem to recall something like this. Could be something for this since they like to work on things that they have mentioned recently.
     
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    Good catch!
     
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    Except ya know, I'm pretty sure they cant use Lord British.
     
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    They probably could have. There were a number of talks (between Garriott and EA) and Garriott was more than open about his willingness to come back to Ultima Online. Especially around the 15th anniversary.

    And yes, I know legally they can't. Part of the deal was that RG got to keep the LB namesake.