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Where do the bigger type gems come from?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by DJAd, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. DJAd

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    I've noticed a few of these on vendors for sale. They are slightly larger than normal NPC purchased gems. Where do / did they come from?

    There much better for deco purposes I find, does anyone have some for sale?

    Here is an amethyst as an example. Left is NPC purchased.

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  2. Ankanna

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    The bigger ones come from the gem cart vet reward. I like the looks of them better, too.
     
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  3. GalenKnighthawke

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    There was something special about the gems that came from killing the Crimson Dragons known as "The Six" that appeared at various locations some years back.

    Perhaps those are they?

    -Galen's player
     
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    Ah. Cool.

    -Galen's player
     
  5. Petra Fyde

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    amethysts are in the boxes in Exodus dungeon
     
  6. Ankanna

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    I haven't been able to open a box without dying yet to see what's in it, lol.
     
  7. Petra Fyde

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    heheh. How are you doing it?
    I unlock the box, back off a few tiles, hopefully in a direction that hasn't too many nasties on screen, cast telekenisis on the box twice then hide or invis. Stealth back to the box and empty it
     
  8. DJAd

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    Same here, that's in fact how I got the amethyst. Sometimes I just open and absorb the damage. As long as your over 100 HP you should be ok.

    The other gems I got from vendors. Do other large ones spawn at Exodus does anyone know?
     
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  9. Petra Fyde

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    no, only the amethysts are the bigger gems. The best source for the others is the gem cart.
     
  10. DJAd

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    Only another 8 years to go! :(
     
  11. Thunderz

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    Does that mean all the gems from the six event are now pretty much worthless if they spawn in the cart? Or are there some that are still different?

    Hear's a picture of mine from the six event iv had them in the blue box we got aswell from the event ever since.

    gems.png

    Thunderz
     
  12. Ankanna

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    I keep dying when removing trap. My char only has 81 HP, guess I need more or better equipment. I'll keep trying. Practice makes perfect....maybe..
     
  13. DJAd

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    I don't even have the remove trap skill. I either stand back and cast telekinesis on the box or just open and abosrb the damage.
     
  14. LadyElizabeth

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    Has the large diamond graphic been used for any of this? I ask because my father has a large diamond that he says was won by a friend in an event a LONG time ago and who gave it to my dad before she quit. It should have been one of a kind (going off of what he says. I didn't play UO at that time and have no clue what event this could have been from) but I thought I saw it on some vendors a while back.
     
  15. DJAd

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    I was asking around in game lastnight and showing people the ones I had. Some did mention a larger diamond from an event. Something to do with a dragon maybe?
     
  16. Thunderz

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    I think your refering to a diamond AKA Valeks Diamond, as far as i know that hasnt been used again and is still a rare item. Would need clarification on that but im pretty sure its still rare. One of a kind no, as there are lots of them out there in museums [i say lots i dont mean 1000s i mean more than 1].

    Thunderz
     
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  17. Thunderz

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    If the dragon your talking about is the "Crimson dragon event" "the six" no the val diamond wasnt used in that. The val diamond was from way way back and as far as i know has never been recreated.

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  18. SlayerofBunnys

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    I got 10 Amethysts off a Swordsman in Blackthorns this morning that don't stack with all my others. They look to me more like the sapphires in size but don't seem to match either color.


    gems.jpg
    The stack of 9 is the sapphires, the 10 are the amethysts from today, and the 6 are normal amethysts.

    Edited to add the screenshot.
     
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  19. Piotr

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    Gems from Cart in the bag (left) and from the event in the box (right).


    GemsUo.png
     
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  20. DJAd

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    Yeah since I posted I purchased a gem cart. The gems from the cart stack with the NPC ones. The bigger ones look far nicer for deco things.