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EM Event - Please Feed the Animals!

Discussion in 'UO Oceania' started by Shiel, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Shiel

    Shiel Guest

    I have applied to be a reporter but I need to get my feet wet apparently so offered to post this up for Katlene :)

    The word was out.. Lucy who has recently started telling us about events again (in the barracks at Britain Castle) said we were to meet the Captains at 8pm Good Friday night. She did not have any further details for us so we were all curious. People waited with varying degrees of patience for the Captains to arrive.


    Shortly after 8pm, Ellis Duffield appeared and greeted the crowd.
    Viktor Cotume joined him slightly afterward and made his way to join Ellis on the Northern side of the room. We all waited to hear why we were gathered.


    It seems that the staff who look after Jaine's mansion were worried about her animals. Jaine was a rather eccentric Lady who used to be a part of the Royal Council. She hosted two events previously where we had to find and retrieve her pets. She also commissioned people to submit designs for her Homestead built near her zoo in the Lost Lands(see this thread). Lady Kat submitted the winning design:


    The zoo that houses all of the animals is located just South of the Homestead:


    Ellis reported that Jaine had in fact perished when the Council was assassinated before King Casca was crowned. I was saddened by this news.. may she rest in peace.


    Jaine's staff had communicated by letter to Ellis and Viktor that there was no one to take over the estate. It seems that the staff residing at the estate needed some assistance with the animals. The Captains suggested that we move to the Homestead so they could explain what the staff wished us to do. Everyone was eager to follow his lead. He cast a gate to the Homestead just after this picture was taken.


    When we arrived, everyone was in awe of the Homestead. Many had forgotten it was there, while others had known that the winner and prizes had been announced but had not seen the design. Viktor told us that "Uncle Reebdoog" has a line of quality animal food. We were to use the names of the foods to find them, then bring the sextant coordinates back to them. The first one back with each food location would have an item of furniture named after them in the house! Ellis was even kind enough to provide us all with a sextant for the task, although it seems we need to learn to line up when asked or we might end up with drill practice! "Sloppy" he said we were...


    The ten items we had to find were read out by Viktor Cotume as follows:

    Scrumptious Saccharine Snake Snacks
    Fleshy Fresh Fish Fillets
    Nutritious Parrot Pellets
    Prescription Pup Potion
    Man-In-A-Can Crocodile Chow
    Renowned Reptile Rations
    Succulent Surefire Savage Berries
    Dingo Delicacies
    Hand Baked Beneficial Biscuits
    Wonderfully Wet Water​

    Aeon said later that the items would be left out for a few days if you wish to try it for yourself :) Hence the resulting locations and winners have been put into a spoiler so you can see how you go without seeing them. Viktor also said that the items would be placed within the next few days within the Homestead - I am looking forward to seeing them!


    I was the first person back :) I had this thought that "prescription" for animals might mean the Veterinarian in Britain (since that is the only veterinarian in Britannia..


    Found by Shiel
    Coordinates: 5° 33' N 13° 13' E​

    This one was found at the Painted Caves in Trammel:


    Found by noX
    Coordinates: 120° 45' S 27° 37' E​

    The Third one found was this one at the Provisioner in Serpent's Hold. It seems the Ophidian Warrior had wandered down especially for them..


    Found by SORO MANY SPAWN
    Coordinates: 154° 51' S 117° 59' E​

    The Fourth one was at Vesper Docks:


    Found by Kazuya
    Coordinates: 72° 57' N 118° 45' E​

    The Fifth at Jhelom Bakery:


    Found by De Aracia
    Coordinates: 174° 49' N 2° 31' E​

    The Sixth at Zento Bakery:


    Found by Lady Jess
    Coordinates: 30° 51' N 43° 52' W​

    The Seventh at the Savage Camp in Ilshenar:


    Found by Lady fib
    Coordinates: 76° 49' N 4° 17' W​

    The Eighth at Papua Herbalist:


    Found by Fink
    Coordinates: 76° 49' N 4° 17' W​

    The Ninth just inside the gate at Heartwood:


    Found by Beastmaster
    Coordinates: NA​

    The Tenth and final one at the Serpent Temple (also from the last event arc).


    Found by Shiva Me Timbers
    Coordinates: 85° 41' S 11° 27' W​

    The winners for those who aren't looking in the spoiler thread:
    De Aracia
    Lady Jess
    Lady fib

    Congratulations Everyone!

    I know I enjoyed finding the rest of them after so I could get the screenshots!
    Hope this meets everyone's expectations for a report :)

  2. Teeshy

    Teeshy Guest

    Oooh! Thanks Shiel!

    It was good to see so many people out there last night =)

    I got to see you return with your answer, then I had to leave, so I am trying to decide whether I should click on the spoiler, or try and find the items myself ;)

    Congratulations to everyone that managed to find them! Am looking forward to seeing how things look when they are in place =)
  3. Fink

    Fink Guest

    That was fun! :D

    Thanks for the excellent report, Shiel :thumbup:
  4. Katlene

    Katlene Guest

    Fabulous Shiel :D Well done to you and all the winners from the event!
  5. Teeshy

    Teeshy Guest

    Oh, just curious, when I left they said if a thing hadn't been found in ten minutes they'd start giving out clues - did any ot the items get that far? What were the clues if they did?
  6. Petrify

    Petrify Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran

    Oct 17, 2008
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    A few were found without needing clues (including mine) however most were found with clues. The ones with clues were ridiculously easy, basically just "go here" ones and whoever was fastest... one of the clues was difficult which is why I... er Shiva found it.
  7. Clog|Mordain

    Clog|Mordain Lore Master
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    May 21, 2008
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    No one cares about that.
  8. Shiel

    Shiel Guest

    Thank you for the feedback :)
    The clues I was there for (as I was off hunting for some of them at different stages too)!

    Viktor was kind enough to give these:

    That one that Shiva found I remember the clue was "Fire and Ice"..
    If you hadnt seen the place where it was it wouldnt have helped much.

    "The finest fish in the lands can be found in the city of Isles"..

    "The snake snacks are popular with Ophidians.. maybe you could find a friendly civilised one"

    *smiles* as Petrify said.. they did make things much easier! That's what clues should do though I think. However, again for the Ophidian one.. if you weren't around for the Serpent stuff that was done previously you may not have met him.

  9. Teeshy

    Teeshy Guest

    Thanks Pet =)

    I never woulda guessed that one, or the fire and ice one, must not have been around for those ones =)
  10. Katlene

    Katlene Guest

    Not exactly good for new comers to the shard, but none the less looked like it was a corker of an event!!:danceb:
  11. Shiel

    Shiel Guest

    There were only those two out of the ten that were directed at previous event sites..
    The prizes (labelled furniture in the house) were awarded for each of the ten found..so anyone could have gotten most of them and you didn't need to know about them.

    I think it is great they acknowledge and know about what has gone before.. It also awards a couple of the prizes to people who know a bit more.. thats not a bad thing :)

    Not to mention that the competition house will be furnished :)

    It was a great event! *grins*

  12. Katlene

    Katlene Guest

    here here!
    Glad they didnt just decide to trash the zoo and wipe out everything from the previous EM events. Its good that they are embracing what we have!
  13. Fink

    Fink Guest

    Most of it was non-shard specific, but it'd be good to have something Oceanian anyway. It means more to us, discourages x-shard poaching, and the non-transferable rewards aren't going anywhere. :thumbsup:
  14. Katlene

    Katlene Guest

    especially if they are locked down as part of the decor at a homestead!! :D
  15. Jahira-Tor

    Jahira-Tor Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Jun 3, 2005
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    I think most people would be pretty upset if they did that. Each shards history is different. Its what makes us unique. So yeah, im glad too.
  16. Katlene

    Katlene Guest

    ea/mythic didnt give a crap when they wiped out haven and wrecked alot of our shard only things :(
  17. Shiel

    Shiel Guest

    Update :)

    I was at the Homestead tonight just updating my rune and thought I would check to see if the furniture was in place.. to my delight it was!

    The top floor of the Homestead now looks like this...


    I ran into a few people there, including EM Vespera as you can see :)

    All of the furniture, as promised bears the winning names from this event.
    The Intricately Carved Thrones with Red Velvet Cushioning bear the names Daniella, BeastMaster, Shiva Me Timber's, Lady Jess, De Aracia and Fink. They were extremely comfortable.. one could imagine curling up on one with a good book in the evening after a hard days hunting, champ spawning, murdering, crafting or any other pursuit.

    The barding corner contains SORO MANY SPAWN's Fine Teak Stool to play Lady Fib's Striking Yew Wood Harp or noX's Menacing War Drum.

    The little corner table is named for myself as a Useful Rosewood Table.


    EM Vespera commented that this may run on a monthly basis.. but that she has many other plans for us so we will see :)

    Congratulations to all winners once more!