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[NEWS] Orion the Puppet Master

Discussion in 'UO Legends' started by a Rabid Chipmunk, Nov 27, 2010.

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    As noted in a previous article, Kate, our event announcer had been unusually tight lipped about the upcomming adventure. After our experience last night, I now fully understand why.

    The realm had been officially summoned by Queen Dawn, when she made her appearance she wasted no time with pleasantries.

    <img src="http://uo.stratics.com/newspics/legends/Revent.jpg" width="647" height="601">​

    The gathered crowd was informed that the Orcs posessed a device that would allow them to infiltrate human society completely undetected. There were also reports that the orcs were massing sizeable armies, in fact all the Queen's sources were telling her that War may even be on the horizon.

    In order to investigate, the Queen dispatched Lt. Braddock with the aid of those willing and able from around the realm. Our orders were to determine if there was indeed a threat of war and to locate the Orcish Engineer who designed the mystery device.

    Initial reports told of massing orcs around the small orc fort towards the west of Britain Pass.

    <img src="http://uo.stratics.com/newspics/legends/Revent2.jpg" width="800" height="555">​

    Upon our arrival we were greeted by a larger than normal amount of orcs, as well as a few never before seen Orc Marksmen. Clearly the reports of preparations for war had been substantiated.

    After the majority of the fighting had subsided and the area was safely under controll, the group set to work looking for clues. It did not take long to locate the frightened orc scout, cowering in the corner of the fort.

    <img src="http://uo.stratics.com/newspics/legends/Revent3.jpg" width="487" height="419">​

    After some strong words by the crowd, and even the Lieutenant, the now frantic scout finally cracked. He told us that he was recieving orders from a General who was currently planning from the Orc fort near the city of Cove.

    Again it was clear that the Orcs were indeed preparing for war, and this leg of the battle was bound to be far worse than the skirmish we fought at the Britain fort.

    <img src="http://uo.stratics.com/newspics/legends/Revent4.jpg" width="796" height="584">​

    The Orc marauders were an absolute menace, they alone could have destroyed the group, as big as it was, if it was not for the skilled healers in the party this is surely where the story would have ended.

    <img src="http://uo.stratics.com/newspics/legends/Revent5.jpg" width="744" height="435">​

    The group however did prevail!

    And when faced with a now very angry mob, the Orc General gave up most of his information as well.

    <img src="http://uo.stratics.com/newspics/legends/Revent6.jpg" width="356" height="302">​

    The information the General would share with us put the group on the trail of the Engineer, and took us to the Orc Cave. Inside we were harassed by scouts, bombers, lords, choppers, mages, and even a few Orc Sorcerers. But by this time the group was out for answers and would not be stopped. I almost feel sorry for the Orcs we encountered in this cave, the sheer speed that the huge party moved forward with was awesome to say the least.

    <img src="http://uo.stratics.com/newspics/legends/Revent7.jpg" width="445" height="363">​

    When the group finally cornered the Engineer, it turned out that he was not the Engineer afterall, just a lowly apprentice. Who soon gave up his master in return for freedom.

    You cannot immagine the shock when the group learned that the Engineer was mere yards away from our initial skirmish, just east of the small orc fort outside Britain in a small cave in the mountains.

    <img src="http://uo.stratics.com/newspics/legends/Revent8.jpg" width="648" height="494">​

    Before he would reveal anything of signifigance the Engineer "tested" us with a gigantic Clockwork Orcish Magi.

    Thats him in the bottom left
    <img src="http://uo.stratics.com/newspics/legends/Revent9.jpg" width="659" height="594">​

    The Engineer revealed that Orion the Haunted had mastermind this attempted "war", he also revealed that the device we were sent to locate created "Big Majik Flippers" which transform Orc into Humans and vice versa.

    The fight won, the crowd gathered the spoils, and went their ways.
    One of Six
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    They are tan colored
    <img src="http://uo.stratics.com/newspics/legends/Revent1a.jpg" width="288" height="243">

    Lieutenant Braddock had this to say, ""It seems the evil one is broadening his efforts. Undermining long standing peace, the Queen will surely issue the order for his capture or execution now. At all costs he must be dealt with."

    So it seems that the realm will once again be summoned to do battle with Orion the Haunted, and probably very soon at that.

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