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[RP News] Research on the Ilshenar Moongates

Discussion in 'UO Baja' started by WarderDragon, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. WarderDragon

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    Research on the Ilshenar Moongates

    Copies of the books placed in the Lycaeum during tonights event.

    The three texts are excerpts from BNN: An Introduction to Ilshenar - Pt. 3.


    It seems that the Virtue's exist across all facets. Though not all have been seen by our exploration parties, the eight shrines of Virtue are spoken of in all the areas of Ilshenar. Ilshen herself had the first shrine built. That was the shrine of Compassion. Again, very little of anything involving Ilshen exists, this is one of the rare pieces, in the form of a poem.

    "Ilshen stood with hands of light,
    At suns height without a sound.
    The Ankh was stood upright,
    Upon Compassion's ground."

    Strangely enough a shrine to Chaos is also to be found. Lord Blackthorne is pleased by this news, I am sure.


    Somewhere around 150 years after the "shattering" the most amazing thing happened. A brilliant mage named Ulvol opened a portal between facets. The Anskitas do not call them facets, they call them Arktermar, or "Hidden Worlds." Ulvol discovered that he could tune these portals like a lute string and find new destinations. At this time we are hoping to find a record of how to do such a wondrous thing, but so far to no avail. The people of Ilshenar traveled between facets like you or I would walk to the moongate in Britain in order to get to Skara Brae. This in itself is amazing. The question then is, where are these gates? The text speak of permanent gates, called Vasgres, used for commerce between worlds.

    Jerno Milik

    Many things are not fully explained. It would seem to boil down to this place, Ilshenar, like Felucca and Trammel is another Facet of Sosaria. A world that was torn apart when the Gem of Immortality was shattered. A world that knew of the Virtues and followed them. A world set upon by some great evil that they conquered but feared so much that, even though it was imprisoned, they still not dare return. That simple fact has given some of us pause as to the continuation of our exploration for the fear that we may unwittingly unleash that, which has been imprisoned.

    Jerno Milik, Grand Scholar of the Lycaeum
  2. War Wizard

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  3. Lindae Lives

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    Alouei is complaining that he warned you all that fiddling with Ilshenar would unleash an ancient evil, although he's saying it less comprehensibly and with more hearts.

    I don't blame you for not listening to him. It is nice to see Britannia's colonialist instincts deflect back and cause issues for your society for once, though.