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[News] Ahoy! United Pirates Announce Contest

Discussion in 'UO Catskills' started by imported_Blackrock Frank, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. A message in a bottle arrived at the Catskills news desk, with this note inside...

    Marooned - Island Survival Contest

    On April 26th 2008, at 7 pm EST (12 pm UK time, 1 am Central European time), the United Pirates are organizing a new interesting event! The participants will be marooned on a small island where they can prove their survival skills and win a great prize! Have a starting fee of 10,000 gold pieces ready! The winner takes it all! All participants must have highlighting with each other. This should be taken care of before the event.
    (Note: Should this collide with a special Moonglow event, we may postpone the Survival Contest.)


    Step 1 - Empty pockets!
    Arrive at the Jolly Roger Inn (the headquarters of the United Pirates, map see below) in Trammel with nothing on you, nothing in your backpack. No runebooks, no spellbooks, no books of bushido, chivalry, necromancy or spellweaving. Absolutely no armor, jewels and equipment whatsoever. Don't even try to sneak in any stuff that would give you an unfair advantage over the other participants.

    Step 2 - Preparation
    Each participant will recieve a bag containing a rune to an unknown location, a recall scroll and a key to your personal treasure chest. These should be the ONLY items in your backpack. The key should be insured, and auto insurance should be switched on. Everyone joins into the party of the game leader, to be able to communicate with him. When everyone's ready, all participants will recall simultaneously to their personal rune.

    Step 3 - Where am I?
    All contestants will find themselves on the same small island, but each one on a different spot. You'll be standing next to your personal treasure chest waiting to be unlocked with the key in your backpack. It will contain a level 5 treasure chest (already picked and untrapped; gold and map removed), a number of useful items and one special item.

    Step 4 - Let the battle begin!
    The object is to find other players and loot their special item. The player who first has all the special items at the same time, wins.

    Rules and Hints
    > Equip yourself from your treasure chest. As they have been left in their original state (only gold and map removed), its contents are completely random.
    > You loot your opponents to get their special item, and to improve your own equipment. Anything can be taken except the key (which should be insured anyway).
    > Insuring items (except for the treasure key) is not allowed! (Illegally insured items could easily be detected, cause if being killed, the winner will receive a part of the insurance fee as a reward.)
    > It is a good idea to keep your personal treasure chest locked.
    > The treasure chests will also contain logs to make them heavy, so they cannot be carried away.
    > You are allowed to get resurrected as often as you like. But keep in mind that each time you are killed, you will lose items.

    The Winner
    If someone has looted the special items off all other players, he has to page the game master through party chat immediately. The fighters have to cease their activities immediately - the game is over! A gate service will be provided to rescue all participants from the island.
    Ah, I can only imagine the mayhem! Good luck to all who choose to be marooned!

    Lord Franklin
    [Blackrock Infected]