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[UO Herald] The Lore of Sudiva

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, May 24, 2012.

  1. UO News

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  2. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Not sure about anyone else, but I have been scouring all sites and the internet in general to find all of the back story on Sudiva. I was around for the Candle of Love quest and remember her saying a few words along with giving the tear. Anyone have the official fiction on her introduction, why she was trapped there by Astaroth etc. Or is everyone keeping that top secret due to the contest lol
     
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    I don't think there was any offical story. I think that is apart of the lore for the contest to cover. Just wasn't mentioned. Only thing that was ever mentioned about her is what is been said....

    Background
    Existing lore relating to this lovely creature comes from ‘A True Sacrifice’, part of the Candle of Love quest (supplied here by UOGuide)
    As you meditate on the virtue of Sacrifice, you envision a dark, watery cavern. As your mind wanders through the cave, you realize that there is a treasure piled high against the wall. As you focus on the piles of gold and gems, a feeling of unbridled covetous washes over you with such force that your mind recoils away from the treasure.[​IMG]
    It is at that moment that you realize you are being watched, as you spot a dark form moving amongst the shadows; its eyes watching, ever-vigilant, over the hoard.
    You know you must find the source of this overwhelming greed if you are to continue down this path.
    You place Sudiva’s Tear on the shrine and begin to meditate on the Virtue of Sacrifice. You find yourself sympathizing with Sudiva’s plight. Although the great dragon played no small roll in bringing her own self to her current condition, your feel that no living being should be made to suffer so, regardless of how it happened.
    Your sacrifice has begun her healing process; hopefully someday she will be free from Astaroth’s grip and can fly once against amongst the clouds.
    When you open your eyes, you notice that Sudiva’s Tear has transformed into a Tear of Sacrifice. You quickly put it into your backpack, and prepare yourself to continue along your journey.
    The Concept
    Sudiva has paced back and forth for what seems like decades. How much does time pass in the belly of Covetous? As Covetous undergoes dramatic changes Astaroth’s grip is broken signaling her release.
     
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    Aight. Thanks. I was just thinking when that whole story arc hit the team back then included a good bit of fiction, maybe I am thinking about a different arc. They do kinda blend together in my mind from time to time.
     
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    The dragon eggs was down there two Easter's ago via a story arc, she was there but really didn't have anything in the story.
     
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    Sudiva and Cora are the same being. Sudiva is a neutral creature, but dont think for a second that means she is neutral all the time... One or two wacks to the back of her thick skull proves that! She like most females is subject to massive and wild mood swings. Plus she is sick and tired of adventures coming down into her lair and trying to kill her for the sport of it. Add them together and you got Cora - A polymorphed, bi-polar, female super dragon thats hell-bend on protecting her lair so that she might be able live in peace. Or maybe she is cleaning house to prepare for some little ones?
     
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    Last day for entries! Closing tonight 11.59pm UTC (6.59 EST - 3.59 PST)
    Have you submitted your story yet??
     
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    Don't submit your stories; they'll never be as good as mine, and besides you don't want the prizes, the lovely lovely prizes, let alone the chance to leave a lasting impact on one of the most important MMOs of all time. No, not for you being published on Stratics even if you don't win, in fact why even bother getting dressed today? Just stay in bed and don't even think of tickling that story-telling ganglion!
     
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