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[UO Herald] Lost & Found - Part 1

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. UO News

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    Sherry’s whiskers shivered with anticipation as she crept between the aging stones of the castle. She’d suspected for quite some time that something lay behind the oddly foreshortened wall of the throne room, but it wasn’t until recently that she’d been able to find a place where the stones at the base were weakened enough to force a way through. Clearing away the crumbled stone had taken several tail-wrenching trips until a few of the castle servants began offering helpful hands. The end result was a new mouse hole and a dust coated Sherry but no amount of debris in her fur could detract from the thrill of discovery: soon she would be where no mouse had been before!

    The air was close; chokingly full of dust and heavy with time. As she pulled herself through the tight confines of the hole and into the chamber beyond Sherry blinked in surprise. The area was faintly illuminated! Nervously casting about for the source of the glow, Sherry fastened her gaze upon a small bundle of what appeared to be silk. The source of the illumination was coming from within. Gingerly Sherry extended a claw to prod at the dusty fabric only to recoil with a startled squeak as the aging cloth parted and tore, disintegrating to reveal a strange translucent shape.

    Tail in claw, Sherry edged closer to investigate…



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  2. Yen Sid

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    Ick, spiders lol, not my favorite and not Sherry's by the looks of things lol. Wonder what is going on...
     
  3. Does Dawn know Sherry is destroying government property?
     
  4. MalagAste

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    Ooo! *hungers for more story*....

    P.S..... shouldn't this fall under BNN?

    Or has BNN been forgotten???
     
  5. Martyna Zmuir

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    BNN, yes, long forgotten. Which is sad.

    At least this story wasn't hidden away on the barely linked-to Live Event page.

    Are we finally going to see the secret basement under the castle?
     
  6. Taylor

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    Sweet! More storyline!

    *adds Amber Turner to the Dev list*
     
  7. Storm

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    I have tried to get in there for years! Aileen is down there also
     
  8. canary

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    I bet its the original art assets that were lost.
     
  9. Yalp

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    nice! for a moment it was 4 years ago and a Friday in UO with new lore and potential something new to explore in game! Woot!
     
  10. Hildebrand

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    ditto


    And poor BNN :sad3:
     
  11. kelmo

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    Ho boy! Here we go again... If the whole is in or near the throne room many on Siege will never see it.
     
  12. kelmo

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    I hope I am wrong...
     
  13. DevilsOwn

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    are there still shards that do not have the throne area blocked off? it's been off-limits on Legends for a long time now...... or is that not what you're talking about, Kelmo?
     
  14. kelmo

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    The only Brit castle we have is a faction base...
     
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    I have found a mouse hole in that area I can not enter...
     
  16. kelmo

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    ...and I better high tail it before any of those uppity True Brits show up. *yells* For the glory of Lady Minax! *smoke bombs*
     
  17. Faerunner

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    If this requires us to use rat form I shall be quite put out. :p

    Hooray for the storyline, though. I'm excited to see more action from the devs and more development of our well-loved world!

    Edit: Hah! Have at thee, scoundrel of Minax! *swings kryss*
     
  18. Aurelius

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    I learned something new to me tonight though, slime form works too....

    Not much use for my mace fighter, but it does let a few mage types use the mouseholes.
     
  19. Flutter

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    Who is Amber Turner?
     
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    Author of the story, and at a wild guess - http://www.linkedin.com/in/ambert although I can't say I've noticed her name in connection with UO in the past, but with my memory, that doesn't mean much....
     
  22. Beastmaster

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    Come to normal prodo!

    sorry you guys ask for that!
     
  23. kelmo

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    Sorry. I would rather miss out.
     
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    The whole hole? rolleyes:
     
  25. Trebr Drab

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    The title is "Lost and Found". Any idea's what this could be?
     
  26. kelmo

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    Hush you!
     
  27. kelmo

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    Just saying Siege misses out again. Unless there are other plans for Siege. Last time this happened they moved the event to the Brit sewers for Siege. Yay! Sewers!
     
  28. WarderDragon

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    The object is small. Translucent. Covered in a rotting piece of cloth. And hidden in a secret place that could only have been known by Lord British.

    It is probably a Shard of the Gem of Immortality. And if that be the case, it might have something to do with the opening of a Classic Shard.

    Or it has something to do with the purification and reconstruction of Magincia.
     
  29. You're doing that wrong...you have to make the font large enough to cover half the screen.You know....to make look like you are yelling it or something.LIKE THIS SEE? COME TO A PRODO SHARD!!!11ONEELEVENTYONE!!....see,not so hard even a "sieger" can do it.
     
  30. Storm

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    Those where my thoughts also.
     
  31. Yeah that would be good....but...would Lord British be so foolish as to leave a gem behind when he departed into the void?
     
  32. Trebr Drab

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    Lord British would not have left a shard behind on purpose. But he may have dropped one, or I can think of plenty of other possibilities. Remember, he did not have all the shards, they called them "Wayward Shards".

    I really have doubts that a "classic" shard could be ready to go, since they've been pumping out new content (SA) and other stuff, and have been hit with the corporate layoffs.
     
  33. Bazer

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    it couldbe a new "Test" shard...lol. Weve had the current one for some time now and could always use a new one
     
  34. Kojak

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    it's a moongate to Richard Garriott's new mmorpg that he just announced :)
     
  35. Petra Fyde

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    My guess: Calvin said he'd been working with 'Shade' on the story, therefore (possibly?) Amber Turner = Shade?

    Love the cartoon version! Thanks Stranger.

    The problem of events in the castle having to be moved for Siege has come up at least 3 times fairly recently. Maybe we should campaign to have TBs move to Blackthorn's old castle to the north of the city? The different layout would also breath a breath of fresh air into the defence and attack of the sigils for a while, most shards have it pretty much down by rôte I think?
     
  36. Jhym

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    I think the bases should be outside of the standard map anyway, with entrances outside of the cities. It's always been annoying to me to not be able to go into places that should be accessible to everyone, ESPECIALLY LB's castle.

    Use up some of green acres and make a new faction area, with the four bases set up and accessible to a dueling and parlay area. Perhaps when you have ownership of a town you get "entrances" in the town from your base.

    Anyway, guess it's moot since they'll be revamping factions soon.
     
  37. DevilsOwn

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    Shade is Mark 'Chiefshade' Steelman, least that's who it was around pumpkin time :)
     
  38. Schuyler Bain

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    I just wish ferret form worked! After all ferrets were used to ferret out small rodents such as rats and mice. (for those that do not know a ferret is in no way related to the rodent family... no matter what you think they look like) :)
     
  39. Cloak&Dagger

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    They are considered to be K-9s, or in the region of the worlds tiniest bears :p
     
  40. canary

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    If the dev team can't even grasp that most of Siege can't enter freakin' LB's castle, just THINK of the issues they'd have trying to put up an entire classic shard.
     
  41. Aurelius

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    Almost - 'where no mouse had been before' clearly hints it's the crossover UO/Star Trek Online game coming soon....
     
  42. Very interested to see how this plays out.
     
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    Remember people, any human character can cast rat form due to the JOAT. Just grab a ninja book. Elves will have to use polymorph and turn into a slime, but with imbuing, you can make some jewelry and grab some +magery books, then cast off scrolls.
     
  44. GalenKnighthawke

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    I thought that too, or something similar.

    Then I saw:

    So the implication is yes, whatever it is that Sherry's doing is known about.

    Oh and people, I wouldn't worry about the Siege issue, the throne room thing.

    Remember that in the normal shards, although anyone who can get to Trammel can get into the throne room itself, we can't get behind the throne due to the EM barrier.

    So whatever is going on, odds are it doesn't much involve the throne room per se.

    -Galen's player