The gloory days of the orc are lone gone, the once proud tribe of Severed Headz and their town of evil, Nokhmaar, are but a fading memory. And so am i probably. Well attleast i doubht many know who i am in UO anymore. Anywya. I have played orc, among other things, but mostly orc, i was there in their glory days of pre renassiance, i was there in their downfall past renassiance and i was there for their resurections and downfalls again. We used to have a town in grove of love (heartglen) called Nokhmaar, a place where forces of evil would gather and scheme about taking over the world! These meetings usually resaulted in the orcs telling everyone ellse how inferior they are to the orcs, which in turn usually ended up in arguments, which made the orcs go haywire and start war on the rest of the world, leading to more scheming and more wars, well you get the idea. When the lands split in to 2 much of the rp community moved to tramell. Cant blame them, after years of having their events and doings ruined by greefers and "doods" it was a nice fealing to finally be "safe" (still orcs around so not realy safe he he). During the times leading to the expansion of the lands it became clear that the orcs should move aswell even though we loved our place in feluca, we wanted to go with the community. So we had to make a plan to move our town to the tram side grove of love (oh the irony in that name). One of those plans was my plan to slam down a keep or castle (what ever would fit) to secure the land for the orcs since we knew there would be a rush, we could allways demolish it later and place more houses.. or more likley make the castle /keep in to a fortress of even more superior orcness and evil. I even fired upp my own personal "server" just to train the placement of the building knowing full well that the terrain might be slightly diferent on the real shard. At the same time i was selling off stuff, sos, rares, my crafters worked overtime, trying to get enough gold to actually buy the buildings needed, none of uss were realy that rich and since we had multiple plans, we had to fund all of it somehow so i decided to fund my own idea myself. I failed. i didnt manage to get the gold needed untill about 2 months after rush day. Placement day came, no orc managed to place anything in the grove, Spirritwood, deepwater, stonekeep, all of them had full or attleast parial succes in moving to Tram, but the orcs were stuck. This was the start of the downfall for the orcs in my opinion. We were still a popular enemy and a good clan but we had less and less visites to our Feluca territory and we lost more and more people to the saftey of tramell (again cant blame them) eventually the town became a ghost town and the few remaining orcs went back to the shadows biding their time. I still kept my dreem alive about placing that castle in that spot but i had to do like the orcs and bide my time. A few days ago i finally did it. I managed to place the castle i wanted to place for the orcs so many years ago. I have had a keep in this location for some time now but there have been other houses blocking a castle. This sunday in the cover of, well nothing, i tore down the keep and replace it with a castle. To be honist, i had give upp hope of ever doing it before i managed to place the keep, the keep gave me a light of hope and roughly 6 months or so after i managed to place the keep, i could finlly take it to the last step. I know this was a bit long (not more so than Escas political campaign though ) and hardly any of you would remember my name. But i wanted to share this with you anyway because, well just because i supose I want to keep the memory of the orcs, their town and allies alive, and i want to let all orcs know that you finally have a place to rest, in the location you all worked so hard for to try and get but ran out of luck so close to the finnish line. Any orc current member of the active orc clan tag, or any of you oldies who were around pre and post renassianse are allways wellcome in the new nokhmaar castle of evil orcness (yeah it needs deco but.. time and frankly.. money he he). HooooWaaaaH!! Bluud Fer Da Bluud Guud!! WAAAAAGH!!