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Happy Chinese New Year - Year of the Rat (sorry day its a day late)

Discussion in 'UO Oceania' started by Guest, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Ahoy Oceania,

    The Pirates of Cove would all like to wish you a very happy and prosperous Chinese new year, this year is the year of the Rat.

    This morning I have been handing our red bags with 888gp, a book explaining the year of the rat and a tokuno rare in them. All in celebration of the Chinese new year.

    Later this evening (about 7:30pm) PoC will be attacking the Rat spawn at Humility in illishnar all are welcome to join us. It is just another way to celebrate the Chinese new year.

    here is some information from wilki pedia on the year of the Rat

    Persons born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the "year of the Rat," while also bearing the following elemental sign:

    31 January 1900 - 18 February 1901: Metal Rat
    18 February 1912 - 5 February 1913: Water Rat
    5 February 1924 - 24 January 1925: Wood Rat
    24 January 1936 - 10 February 1937: Fire Rat
    10 February 1948 - 28 January 1949: Earth Rat
    28 January 1960 - 14 February 1961: Metal Rat
    16 February 1972 - 2 February 1973: Water Rat
    2 February 1984 - 19 February 1985: Wood Rat
    19 February 1996 - 7 February 1997: Fire Rat
    7 February 2008 - 25 January 2009: Earth Rat
    25 January 2020 - 11 February 2021: Metal Rat
    11 February 2032 - 30 January 2033: Water Rat
    30 January 2044 - 16 February 2045: Wood Rat
    15 February 2056 - 3 February 2057: Fire Rat
    3 February 2068 - 22 January 2069: Earth Rat
    22 January 2080 - 8 February 2081: Metal Rat
    7 February 2092 - 26 January 2093: Water Rat

    Being the first sign of the Chinese zodiacs, rats are leaders, pioneers and conquerors. They are charming, passionate, charismatic, practical and hardworking. Rat people are endowed with great leadership skills and are the most highly organized, meticulous, and systematic of the twelve signs. Intelligent and cunning at the same time, rats are highly ambitious and strong-willed people who are keen and unapologetic promoters of their own agendas, which often include money and power. They are energetic and versatile and can usually find their way around obstacles, and adapt to various environments easily. A rat's natural charm and sharp demeanor make it an appealing friend for almost anyone, but rats are usually highly exclusive and selective when choosing friends and so often have only a few very close friends whom they trust.

    Behind the smiles and charm, rats can be terribly obstinate and controlling, insisting on having things their way no matter what the cost. These people tend to have immense control of their emotions, which they may use as a tool to manipulate and exploit others, both emotionally and mentally. Rats are masters of mind games and can be very dangerous, calculative and downright cruel if the need arises. Quick-tempered and aggressive, they will not think twice about exacting revenge on those that hurt them in any way. Rats need to learn to relax sometimes, as they can be quite obsessed with detail, intolerant and strict, demanding order, obedience, and perfection.

    Rats consider others before themselves, at least sometimes, and avoid forcing their ideas onto others. Rats are fair in their dealings and expect the same from others in return, and can be deeply affronted if they feel they have been deceived or that their trust has been abused. Sometimes they set their targets too high, whether in relation to their friends or in their career. But as the years pass, they will become more idealistic and tolerant. If they can develop their sense of self and realize it leaves room for others in their life as well, Rats can find true happiness.

    According to tradition, Rats often carry heavy karma and at some point in life may face an identity crisis or some kind of feeling of guilt. Rats are said to often have to work very long and hard for everything they may earn or have in life. However, a Rat born during the day is said to have things a bit easier than those who are born at night. Traditionally, Rats born during the night may face extreme hardships and suffering throughout life. Rats in general should guard themselves against hedonism, as it may lead to self-destruction. Gambling, alcohol and drugs tend to be great temptations to Rat natives.

    Traditionally, Rats should avoid Horses, but they can usually find their best friends and love interests in Monkeys, Dragons, and Oxen.

    Professions include espionage, psychiatry, psychology, writing, politics, law, engineering, accounting, detective work, acting, and pathology.

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  2. Samaira

    Samaira Lore Master
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    Jun 11, 2006
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    Ooooh, according to that, I'm a Wood Rat
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <center>"Tchithikiichi Ctthikkicki!"</center>
    <center>*rummages through your corpse and takes an item*</center>
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    So it was chinese new year and sorry day on the same day?
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    They are so cute Fink, I had a pet mouse in my teens I called him Dartanion. My friends all had rats though and they can make great companions.