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November Theft of the Month

Discussion in 'UO Crime' started by Shinobi, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Shinobi

    Shinobi Guest

    I'll kick things off...

    Item: Ruined Painting

    Supposed Price: 100mil+

    Victim: Xyn BrainScraper


    Story: Ever since i saw it about 5 years ago, i've waited for the day i'd finally steal a Ruined Painting (from a player, not a chest). I refused to buy one, i wanted to steal it. Anytime i'd come across one, it'd get away from me before i could get my hands on it. This was the item i've wanted to steal most for the past 5 years.

    A few weeks ago, i came across Xyn in Luna. We talked, and he brought me to his large tower. He had a ruined painting. Plans started flying through my head on how to eventually steal it. I figured, considering he never leaves tram, i'd join his guild to steal it...it was really the only way.

    Fast forward to this afternoon when i see his guildmate, Korlic, in Luna with the same title as Xyn..."Rare Collector". So, unfortunately i reach for my disguise kit. I change my name to Frazer, dye my hair, and give myself a little makeover. I then toss on the Shroud of Tal'keesh to look flashy. I speak to Korlic, and ask him to join their guild.

    The GM of the guild shows up and speaks to me a while. He eventually puts me in the guild with the title "Rare Collector". Seeing as though Xyn is no longer online, i log off and head to work.

    I get off of work and get back on around 11pm. Xyn still isn't online. I check on a few things, then decide to log. As i'm going to log out, i see he has just logged on. I quickly head to Luna and find him. I get some help from a friend to coax him into selling it. After some confusion with how to get to his house without him noticing, i make it there undetected.

    There i am, inside his house with him, as my friend leaves through the gate to go get the checks ready for the deal. Alone (so he thinks), Xyn heads for a chest in his tower. The painting appears in his pack, uninsured.


    I run outside of his tower and hide. I then say in guild chat "Sorry, it's my job." I leave the guild and walk back to have a convo with the poor guy.

    5 years from when i first saw it, it finally hangs in my house.
  2. Touzoko

    Touzoko Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran

    Dec 7, 2008
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    Sorry I'm late. I moved- from one side of the nation to the other. I'm currently staying with relatives, while I find a place, and I'm limited here to dial up. Wow- I'd forgottn just how fun that was. Im checking forums now from a local cafe, because even stratics is a challenge.
    I'll sticky this- and congrats on the steal.
  3. Faeryl

    Faeryl 2011 Winter Deco Contest 1st Place
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    May 23, 2008
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    Although I guess I should congradulate you for actually managing to steal it, I'm not impressed that you deceived us like that. I ask that you please remove the guild abbreviation because we don't need that kind of publicity.
  4. uhoh... seems as if it just got personal.

    *Lurks in the shadows to await the future blood bath and possible lootsies :)*
  5. Robthemilt

    Robthemilt Guest

    I didnt care what guild that was from until I saw Fearyls post.
  6. Sweeney

    Sweeney Guest

    You're my fantasy girl. Come back to Siege.