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[UO Herald] Platinum Dragons

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. UO News

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    Swords clashed in combat between two humans – one male standing 6’2 and a female around 5’7. The young man was wearing typical battle gear, bright chrome armor lined with golden hues that seemed to fit every curve of his muscled physic. The young woman, who seemed to be matching every strike he put towards her, was almost identically dressed with the same style chrome armor. The two combatants were engaging each other in almost harmonious melee combat, neither one losing footing to the other.

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  2. RichDC

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    Why did it feel like i already knew this story...word for word??

    Any1 else?
     
  3. Aboo

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    Hmmmm, does that mean Platinum Dragons will be seen soon?
     
  4. RichDC

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    They already have...last saturday at Yew we were graced with an elder!
     
  5. Aboo

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    Ah, thanks for the answer. Since I rarely get to play on the weekend anymore I didn't get to participate in the event that was held.
     
  6. so I take it these are the good guys? If so will we have to join a faction to play in a event? If not, then good, if so then bad.
     
  7. RichDC

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    I did take a great picture on a less crowded shard than Great Lakes(my home shard) when i get back (at work atm) ill post it for you.]

    Was quite a sight...the crimson was as scared of the elder as Casca was of the Crimson!!!
     
  8. RichDC

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    I think they are "above" sides, they are too intelligent and glorious to worry about the petty squables of man (factions).

    They have nothing to do with the Shadow lords...dont keep confusing the 2parts of the event.

    The shadowlords are using the Crimsons to get something from our realm so they can cross...The crimsons are using the Shadowlords so they can cross.

    The platinums are just there to protect there Homelands of Britannia and ALL who reside in it, from rat to Human.

    all for totally different reasons.
     
  9. GalenKnighthawke

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    If my reading is correct, there aren't 2 parts of the event per se....But there are 2 categories of villain, each with different motives.

    Which you eloquently describe right here, actually:

    That's my reading too.

    Our characters are caught in the middle of some kind of dragon blood feud.

    The Platinums will defend us, it seems....Largely because we have the same goals. While the enemies of our enemies aren't necessarily our friends, seems they are in this case. In fact, given the scorn with which the Platinums seem to view the Crimsons' ruthless nature and the respect for life they seem to have

    I'll wager the Platinums even share some of our values. Thus, by virtue of (some) shared values and (many) shared interests, they appear to be our natural allies.

    Want to be the Shadowlord event has something to do with attempting to slay a high-level Platinum Dragon?

    Will the rest of us get to heal it up, I wonder.

    -Galen's player
     
  10. GalenKnighthawke

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    We have no reason to believe that the rest of the events in this cycle will be Faction-only.

    Having said that, there may be other Faction-oriented events (one event for the other 3 Factions, for example), but we have no reason to think that the rest of the cycle will be Faction-only.

    In fact, given that the Shadowlords event will be held in Felucca, there will be a way for even non-Factioners to participate in this event: By killing Factioners. For example, red Shadowlord Faction members (if one is blue).

    And I'll be there will be events of a more generalized interest as the storyline progresses toward the conclusion.

    And things seem to be happening very fast now.

    -Galen's player
     
  11. RichDC

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    I do believe that the idea is for the "others" to prevent the shadowlords accomplishing whatever task it is they have been endowed with.
     
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    Who is Lady Bryxion? A black dragon? Perhaps a neutral dragon? Now did Casca shatter that crystal to stop the Crimson Dragons or did he shatter it to prevent the platinum dragons from coming across?
     
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    hmm ... they do seem very orderly don't they?

    *ponders a trip to investigate if there is any ancient pre-Mondain ophidian or lizardman ruins still laying around*

    RichDC: yes, it does have a familiar ring to it ... I think you may be remembering this: http://www.uoherald.com/application/ :)
     
  14. Sebrina

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    I'm not yet convinced of Lord Casca's intentions, so long as Inu the Crone still roams my home island of Moonglow. She brings nothing but ill bodings and I would see her swept away.

    I would believe the same, that there are different aggenda's going on and that the inhabitants of Britannia are caught in the middle of the conflict.
     
  15. AesSedai

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    - Yet another good story.
    I really like these background stories. They add more depth and immersion to UO, at least for some of us :)

    Not to pick too much of a nit, but it should be physique.
     
  16. It would seem that much comes to crux. Something I cannot explain stirs in my soul. Even the great Tiamat appears fearful.

    What ill have I brought upon the world by releasing Apollyon from the Abyss? For that red star does shine brightly in the night sky now, and almost as if a sign, the Crimson Flight does enter our world.

    My pulse quickens. I have known the ways of dragons for years, and something hangs on the air now...that one can only feel, rather than sense in any other way.

    Our world is about to change. I fear that I am at fault.
     
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    Good guys HA they be dragons and as such, us brave knights should polish our armor sharpen our blades and be ready to ride into battle to fight such abominations of creation!! We must slay the dragons good or bad they all look great when i mount them on my wall!

    And who says they have to be good guys? they are dragons after all is said and done. though many of you are biased by much modern fantasy lit it soooo does not mean that they have to be good!

    Can you tell i like to hunt dragons!

    Bring it on! Lets get some new scales to collect new armor's to be made

    :love: PLATINUM DRAGON SCALE ARMOR ANYONE:love:

    Now hush all you dragon lovers they be beast and as such must be DESTROYED!!!

    Who is to say they mean us no harm for all we know they be the biggest nasty of them all~!!~ I say we must slay them KILL THE DRAGONS!!

    KILL THEM ALL and mount them on my wall.
     
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    Condensed version: When can I kill it and what can I get from it's corpse?

    :p
     
  19. sablestorm

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    Can I watch you fight Sudiva?
     
  20. Maplestone

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    Legend has it there was a Sudiva / blackrock elemental cage match arranged once upon a time.
     
  21. GalenKnighthawke

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    You know it occurs to me that this material can also provide a fictional explanation for the sudden appearance in the realm of Greater Dragons. Whether or not this was always intended I have no idea.

    -Galen's player
     
  22. Draconi

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    Greater dragons may be a magical reaction, of sorts, to the new presence of these true dragons. But they're not even in the same class :)

    Crimsons would find the lesser dragons' existence an abomination, without feelings of kinship.
     
  23. GalenKnighthawke

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    I don't have the impression the Crimsons find much value in any existences save for their own.

    I didn't mean to imply that the Greaters were Crimsons, or were baby Crimsons, or some such....Actually I pretty much meant what you said.

    -Galen's player
     
  24. It is good to see dragons (the new ones) becoming what they should have been all along...the most powerful creatures in the game.

    But my Tiamat could take one, as long as I help her out :D
     
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    No worries, I didn't mean to imply you did :) I was just clarifying in a dark, somber way. Mwaha.
     
  26. Maplestone

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    The ones I feel sorry for are the ancient wyrms.
     
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    I don't get it....Why?

    Because they had hitherto been the biggest, baddest dragons around?

    There's Rikktor too....

    -Galen's player
     
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    Well, as you say, they were the best ... just recently buffed even. But they were also the oldest, the wisest, the keepers of draconic lore. But now they are mere lords of thralls. Perhaps they remembered the old days, perhaps they had some twinge of memory of life before Mondain? Or perhaps they had take refuge in some parallel facet where his influence was never directly felt? But now ... now the true heirs of the name of dragonkind have returned. Mere worms these wyrms to the crimson bloodline? What niche do those once ancient now find?
     
  29. Uvtha

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    Yeah how do Rikktor and AW's relate to the new drags? If at all?

    And how come existing baddies never seem to get involved in any fiction? Like the dark father and the Harrower. Neither of them or any of the champs or peerless seem to have any motive or personality. They're just walking treasure bags.
     
  30. Sebrina

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    Well spoken, LeFay

    Have thee the power to change the heart of a Dragon?
     
  31. Jhym

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    And there is the difference: You and your Tiamat.

    Not, your Partner Tiamat. Or Tiamat and its pet Lefay.

    I hope to be friends and comrades with Dragons. Not their thrall, not my thrall. I suspect the Dragons will be piteous of those dragons in the realm, possibly using them as we might use gorillas.

    Now wouldn't THAT be a bother to you -- Crimson Dragons taming dragons of Destard and using them against you.

    I would LOVE to see that, hm Draconi?

    :popcorn:
     
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    tries to catch up my personal fiction with all the goings on:

    Turning the Tide

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  33. It's not their hearts that need to be changed...it is ours.
     
  34. I don't think many can understand the relationship I share with Tiamat. I am hers, she is mine, and together we are companions.

    I do not like the term "pet"...it implies something that I do not share with my companions.
     
  35. Harlequin

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    Any idea how long it took and who won?
     
  36. Jhym

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    Lebengehilfe?

    Quello bello?

    Le bel?

    El encantador?

    Dos contra la oscuridad?

    Due contro la nerezza?

    Luce bella?

    :)
     
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    I don't know if anyone's really caught this yet, but the page on the UO site about the terrain of the new SA dungeon mentions some "new boss monsters of unparalleled difficulty, including the Medusa, Primeval Liche, and the Stygian Dragon." [http://www.uoherald.com/stygianabyss/gameoverview/terrain/]. There's lots of stuff on that page to mull over while we guess at what's coming next.
     
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    It will be interesting to see, once we enter the SA story arc, if the new champions have backgrounds woven for them ... but miles to go before we need to start worrying about that land (though it will be very cool if the foundation of the Stygian Dragon's story arises out of the arc we now see before us)
     
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    At last, I seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!


    The illustrations of EA Japan's official website when it was renewed last year showed a Platinum Dragon and fellows!

    [​IMG]

    Is a young man, with a face of animation taste and too long legs, Valec?

    [​IMG]

    Is a beautiful girl, with big breasts and also with a face of animation taste, perhaps Tilas?

    [​IMG]

    Then, the outline of the story arc was already built last year when we saw these illustrations on EA Japan's official website.
     
  40. Rocklin

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    Do you have larger images of these or a direct link? I would like to see these better.
     
  41. athos_uo

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    Oh, yes, these are originally wallpapers for delivering of trial accounts.

    a young male warrior:
    - for standard display
    - for wide display

    a young female warrior:
    - for standard display
    - for wide display

    a sitting male warrior:
    - for standard display
    - for wide display

    a platinum dragon:
    - for standard display
    - for wide display

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    the page including all the links

    --

    Sorry. I'm mistaken. They are humans, elf, and a white wyrm.
     
  42. The right hand on the woman looks funny....
     
  43. It Lives

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    The dragon has a stunted neck/ head.:D
     
  44. MalagAste

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    Like most things in Japan they border on Anime.... but whatever floats their boat... The Female is WAY lopsided... Maybe thats just me.... but she may wish to consider some plastic surgery.... Also..... I think the WW says it's a 713 yr old Female.
     
  45. pallas

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    It's more like its the head of a 5' person on the body of a 10' person... the dimensions are totally skewered.