I'm a so-called returning player who transferred a crafter to Lake Superior as support for a character I want to build up so I can play with a friend. However, in the last week, my journeyman warrior has been attacked and killed repeatedly (in true PK "griefer" fashion) by Ranters and Angry *heads. There's not enough players around to draw them away so they steal your un-insured items and stand over your body. At first I figured it's some kind of event and they would go away. But no. Today I bought some mark scrolls and runes and was marking the trammel banks. I used a borrowed runebook to go to Yew and was met by Another 'Ranter' at the Heartwood entrance. No way to avoid these NPCs - can't fight them - at least a newish player can't. So WHY are they in Trammel cities? Why are they in cities at ALL! I searched and cannot find any mention of "Ranters" in UO. Is this my NEXT reason to quit UO?