Hi, we just thought we would start sharing some of our fiction events for those of you who are interseted. There will be about 6 more in this series of events and I will keep posting them in this thread to update them. I hope everyone enjoys! Hey everyone, last night we got our first glimpse of how bad the situation across the alliance is. An email went out to a ton of UG.K members requesting a meeting to give information on the AFK killer. Here is a copy of the email.. <font color="blue">Things have become much more dangerous for me... they have discovered my identity. My house was attacked last night however I was able to escape before being captured. I have gone into hiding, even sending this message to you has put me in great peril. I have recovered an artifact that they wish to possess; I must deliver this to you as soon as possible. Please gather as many of your battle hardened members that you can to provide me with ample protection. Meet me tonight, Friday July 28th on the Dock in Magincia around 11:00pm Central time, but let’s do this in Felucca for privacy. I understand if you are confused but I promise you I will explain everything I know when we are face to face. They hunt me as we speak. I am in grave danger and they will do ANYTHING to recover this precious artifact but this belongs back in your hands. Please, I beg of you, this may be our only chance to stop them! Rictor - Senior UO News Reporter</font> Everyone met up with Rictor in fel Maginicia near the docks like he requested.. Rictor then gave us quite a bit of information on what was going on, quite a bit of history of a High Paladin that apparently was Dirk's adopted Father. I happened to record it all so let me post it for everyone who missed it. <font color="blue">Thank Lord British you actually came! You have no idea how close I came to death just to get here to you. Let me introduce myself, I am Rector, a historian of some fame, I don’t suppose you have heard of me? Really? Well that isn’t important I suppose, what is important is that you listen to what I have to tell you! I have spent the past few decades chronicling the histories of Sosaria, uncovering the truths and lies that have been previously been kept hidden. About 3 years ago I had finished solving the mystery of Lord British’s secret love child when I came across a member of the Underground Knights. After meeting with him and learning a bit about this previously unheard of guild, I began to investigate the legend behind the Underground Knights. Mostly in part to your peculiar lore, you know the one about Dirk and his narrow escape from the hands of the evil Necromancer. Well anyway what stuck me as odd is you cannot find anything about the murder of Dirk’s master in any public record. Something like that would surely show up in a document or two, such as a death certificate. Curiosity got the best of me, so I began trying to dig up information on UG.K. I spent many months, using every possible resource available to me but I could not find anything. I am ashamed to tell you I nearly published an article that would have claimed your guild lore to be false. You must understand there is no evidence to actually back up any of the lore. Anyone who looked into this would quickly assume it was a fancy tale made up to get peoples attention. Well as I said before, I nearly published this book, that is until I was contacted by someone. A man that insisted I meet with him in secret and provided me with information that proved the records had been erased and false documents were replaced that contradicted the previous documents. For what reason he could not tell me, but he left me with official documents that not only proved the lore truth, but gave a bit of information about Dirk’s master. He apparently had quite an impact on history, not only was he a high ranking Paladin in Lord British’s Knight’s, he was a great hero responsible for saving thousands of lives. I have to tell you at this point I realized I had stuck Valorite! This story was going to give me all the fame and fortune that I could have ever wanted. I spent weeks studying them, authenticating them and trying to piece back together this portion of history that had somehow disappeared. One day I received a letter from him, requesting another meeting, the letter said he had something very important to add to my research. I went to the meeting point but he never showed up, I waited around for hours but nothing. I now know he is dead and how I wish I had quit at that moment before I dug myself in any deeper. But alas I was far too full of pride and greed to even consider leaving this alone. In one of the documents I came across the mention of a war between the Knight’s of Lord British and the Necromancers. This again does not show up in our history books, so I began to concentrate on this new find. Through my many connections I learned of a secret Necromancer cult that had been operating unnoticed… Oh God no.. they have found me! I must go so I will be brief! Here take this, it is the first volume of the Tome of UG.K, there are 8 in total, you must find them all and stop the Necromancers! The mistakes of the past must not be repeated!</font> At this point gates opened out of nowhere, people recalled in and suddenly there was a surprise attack from God knows who!? The scary part is all of the people were in the alliance, they had their guild tags shut off and were wearing the same outfit. I am positive most of them were incognito or something but regardless their attack was effective! In all the chaos Rictor tried to escape and was caught by someone named Brent. Brent is a known alias that the AFK killer uses, so sadly even as careful as Rictor was he was murdered for trying to help us out. Before he ran, Rictor handed off a book to Lady Mysteek. The book contained a historical record of High Paladin Warren along with his death. It turns out that High Paladin Warren is the master spoken of in UG.K's guild lore. The book also hinted toward a tomb where High Paladin Warren was buried. It gave some general cord’s and a hint about a land mark. For those of you who have not read the book I will post a copy of it here. <font color="blue">Volume 1 - High Paladin Warren: Glimmer of Hope I: Warren was born into a wealthy family but never found much interest in the family business. He instead found himself dreaming of being a knight protecting all the people in his city. His parents, wealthy merchants opposed Warren’s decision to join the Knight’s and wished him to be a merchant staying out of harms way. Despite their disapproval, Warren applied to become a recruit when he was barely an adult in hopes of becoming a Knight. Warren was instantly recognized for this dedication and skill. He was constantly at the top of his class and was quickly promoted. It was about this time that rumors were heard about Necromancers committing atrocities, corpses defiled, children used in ritualistic killings and many more unmentionable acts. Necromancy was marked illegal and a bounty was placed on the head of anyone foolish enough to disobey but this did not deter the evil that was spreading across the lands. The Necromancers banded together under the leadership of Rathell and thus began a long and violent war. II. The land seemed bleak. Necromancers ran rampant and were driving back the Knight’s. Warren, realizing that the tides needed to be turned made a risky attack on one of the Necromancer’s strongholds. This sparked a hint of hope and made people realize that it was possible to drive back the darkness covering the land. For his courage and Valor, Warren was promoted to Paladin. With conviction in his heart, he personally began defended the people from the Necromancers bringing life back to all the people suffering in Sosaria. After a few short years Warren had proven himself to Lord British and was promoted to High Paladin. Along with the new title, he was commissioned to form a special group to combat the Necromancers for the people of Sosaria. Thus he formed the Knights of Absolution, dedicated to rid the world of the infection known as Necromancy. Warren requested three of Lord British’s most loyal Paladin’s join him in commanding the Knights of Absolution (Andrea, Urkai and Tabo.) III: The Four of them led the Knights of Absolution to victory. Battle after battle they crushed the Necromancer resistance across the land. His unwavering loyalty to all the people’s of Sosaria inspired many to put aside their fears and take up arms against Rathell the leader of the Necromancer’s and his minions. IV: After a time Warren and Andrea fell in love and were married but were never able to have a child of their own. While attacking a Necromancer’s Den, Warren saved the life of an orphan whom was to be sacrificed for a dark ritual. Warren and Andrea decided to take in the child and name him Dirk but keep him ignorant of the horrors he had witnessed. They were very fond of the child but Warren insisted he be treated as a Squire so that one day he could be trained to become a Paladin. V: For nearly five years High Paladin Warren and the Knights of Absolution routed out Necromancers and destroyed Rathell’s influence. About this time Tabo disappeared from the Knights without word. It was widely whispered that he had been tampering with Necromancy but nothing could be proven. Six Months went by before Warren received word from Tabo about the whereabouts of Rathell himself. Tabo requested that Warren come alone so they could end the Necromancers once and for all. We do not know much of what happened after this except that Dirk was found near Luna covered in blood grasping the Golden sword of High Paladin Warren in his hands. VI: The news of the High Paladin Warren’s death hit the people of Sosaria hard and we did not yet understand how catastrophic his demise was. Darkness once again spread across the land like wild fire causing panic, riots and many innocent deaths. It was found out later that Tabo had betrayed the Knights of Absolution but for what reason we do not know. VII: High Paladin Warren’s body was recovered with the help of Dirk and was buried. Although the exact location is unknown to the general public, his body was purified and buried inside a magically sealed Tomb somewhere near Luna. However, through secret documents obtained, we believe Warren’s Tomb is somewhere West of the bridge located at X: 974 Y: 858 (Latitude: 67degrees 19minutes North) (Longitude: 24degrees 32minutes West) and North of a smaller bridge located at X: 728 Y: 1052 (Latitude: 52degrees 16minutes North) (Longitude: 41degrees 50minutes West) Also mentioned in the documents we obtained was a clue that should help locate Warren’s Tomb. The clue reads... “The crescent of the moon shall forever stand by his side and protect him from evil.” We also know there is some kind of magical seal on the Tomb to protect Warren from those who would defile his peaceful slumber. Again the exact nature of the magic seal is unknown. It is said though that the greatest minds in Sosaria were brought together to create this seal. </font> The guild set off to find this Tomb, after searching for a good half an hour they came across what a place that fit the description. About this time Dirk came wandering out of the Tomb.. <font color="blue">How did you find this place? No one knows of this place but me? I see, well this is my master Warren’s Tomb. As stated in UG.K Guild Lore he was murdered by the hand of Tabo which was once a close friend of his. After I arrived in Luna, I was found by the patrolling Paladin’s, I explained what had happened and a force was dispatched. We recovered his body but due to the taint that the Necromancy left upon it, his body had to be purified to allow him a peaceful eternal rest. I will be happy to let you in, but the Tomb is still magically sealed and I cannot help you break the seal. The seal was created to keep out those who would defile this holy place so you must remove it yourselves. You should all feel honored to be here; within the walls of this Tomb sleeps the man responsible for the creation of the Underground Knights. If he had not saved me, taken me in and taught me the way of the virtues the Underground Knights would have never come to be... He was without a doubt the greatest man I have ever known... Take care </font> Dirk then unlocked the door and let everyone inside the Tomb. On the top floor they came across a locked teleporter, a chest and a book. The book told them that they had to solve a riddle to gain entry to Warren's Burial place.. <font color="blue">The Tomb of High Paladin Warren is magically sealed to prevent the entrance of evil. You must prove yourself to be aligned with good by showing your resolve to gain access. The First “_______” “The Moon always enjoyed spending time with the Clouds, dancing throughout the night sky. The Sun grew jealous of the time they spent together and decided he would ruin their fun. The Sun flew high in the sky and shined so brightly he forced the Moon into hiding. The stubborn Sun spent the entire day covering all of Sosaria in light, until he became so tired that he fell over asleep from exhaustion. The Moon finally able to return to the sky once again rejoined the Clouds in their dancing. The Sun repeated this every day afterward cutting the time the Moon and Clouds could spend together in half. One day the Moon grew tired of the Sun’s jealously and devised a plan to get back at the Sun. The Moon lay in hiding the following day, watching the Sun, waiting for the perfect moment to come along. When the Sun turned westward the Moon rushed out of hiding and jumped on top of him, cutting off his light covering Sosaria once again in Darkness. (The page is worn and you cannot make out anything else the book says) Express your answer using the Items in the Box, Do NOT take any of the items from the box outside of the tomb or the puzzle will restart! Clues: If the puzzle is not figured out within 72 hours a clue will appear to offer assistance, BUT your reward in the end will be reduced. Image that was to be used as a hint if they could not figure it out</font> After they solved the puzzle the teleporter unlocked and they made there way to Warren's resting place. Inside the burial place there was another book requesting that they complete one more simple task to gain the second Tome. It requested that they gather three different items and place them in a special trash bin in Moonglow near the bank. Upon doing this the book would be delivered within a week to them.