Penumbra and the Nemesis

February 18th, 2017

To the Royal Spies:

Penumbra the Seeress would like to tell your fortune and help you know the identify of your Nemesis. Please visit her at the Lycaeum to speak with her.

Please place the information she shares with you in a book and leave it in the mailbox. Those who have their fortune told will earn honors. Penumbra is available to speak until Friday, February 24th at 11:59 PM CST.

Sincerely,

–Magnus Grey

Various Notes:

  • There is a gate to the Lycaeum in the Royal Spy Base. The Royal Spy base is located under the West Britain Counselor Hall and entered by means of the secret passage behind the decorative armor.
  • The YES/NO questions should teleport you to another place. If they don’t work the first time, try moving around.
  • Please complete the book in the Classic client. Do not even open the book in the Enhanced client unless you’ve red-leafed it.
  • Alternatively, you can email us your answers at: EMMalachi@gmail.com or EMElizabella@gmail.com.
  • Penumbra always responds to her name. She will also usually respond to the final word she says or any word in all CAPS.
  • If you do not like the first possible future you see, feel free to test another path.
  • There are some issues with the YES/NO teleporters. After testing, these spots should work:
    • Gear – On Gear
    • Vortex – Between Penumbra and Thariand
    • Snake – On Vile Elixir closest to Penumbra
    • Hangman – Next to Gallows
    • Spider – Next to Spider Mural
    • Skull – Behind Penumbra

EM Events, February 2017

February 4th, 2017

Tuesday, February 7th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spy Mission
Middleman

Monday, February 13th, 7:00 p.m. CST, Council
The forty-third meeting of the Royal Council.

Tuesday, February 14th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Pixie Patrol!
Panty Raid Prevention!

Saturday, February 18th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spy Mission
Prelude

Tuesday, February 21st, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Britannian Guard
Seers of the Moonstone

Tuesday, February 28th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Britannian Guard
Library of Scars

Tuesday, March 7th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Britannian Guard
Kinship of the Rose

Saturday, March 11th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spy Mission
Initiation




All events, dates, and times are subject to change.

Governor of Vesper Resigns

February 4th, 2017

His Majesty King Blackthorn has, with regret, accepted the resignation of Governor Aornis of Vesper. She served as governor of the City of Merchants for many years (since December 2013). His Majesty invites nominations for the governorship at the next meeting of the Royal Council (7:00 p.m. CST, Monday, February 13th).

Brialla’s Journey, Saturday, January 28th, at 8 p.m. CST

January 26th, 2017

Brialla of the Seven Tears was the first to chart the mysterious north lands of Britannia. Brialla set out from Yew, in her humble brown monk’s robe and bare feet, to push back the dark corners of the map. Her journals are rich with illustrations and detailed descriptions of the terrain, its plants and animals, and the nomads she met along the way. She even found the mineral deposits in the mountains by what would become Minoc.

Every year, in late January, the people of Britannia celebrate Brialla’s journey by donning monks’ robes and walking barefoot from Yew to Minoc. There, they toast to her memory in the tavern. All are encouraged to tell whatever legends they’ve heard of Brialla’s journey or to describe their own adventures.

Meet Louisa Clark in front of Empath Abbey on Saturday, January 28th, at 8 p.m. CST. The traditional robe can be acquired, for a nominal donation, from the monks in the Yew Winery. This year, journeyers are asked to be armored and armed under their robes.

Royal Spy Promotions and Robes

January 10th, 2017

Your Royal Spy rank, and the item that goes with it, will be available, upon request, until and including Tuesday, February 7th, to spies who couldn’t be at the recent Advancement Ceremony. These are for ranks earned by the end of the year 2016 by attending at least three Tuesday events. You can ask about this after events or by emailing us to setup an appointment.

Do NOT put your spy robe on a mannequin as it will disappear!

EM Events, January 2017

January 3rd, 2017

Tuesday, January 10th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spies & Royal Guard
Advancement Ceremony

Tuesday, January 17th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spy Mission
Snowed In

Monday, January 23rd, 7:00 p.m. CST, Council
The forty-second meeting of the Royal Council.

Tuesday, January 24th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Britannian Guard
The Cull

Saturday, January 28th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Brialla’s Journey
The annual walk honoring Brialla of the Seven Tears.

Tuesday, January 31st, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spy Mission
A Lean Winter




All events, dates, and times are subject to change.

Happy New Year!

December 31st, 2016

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“Minister Grey?”

Magnus looked up from his desk, past the stacks of papers, at Sarah Paumera. He noticed that she was bundled up for the snowy Britain streets. “What can I help you with?”

“James and I were going to meet a few other civil servants at the Cat’s Lair for drinks to celebrate the new year, if you’re interested.”

“I need to review a few reports and file these commendations. I want to finish this year’s paperwork before I start the next one.”

“I understand. Happy New Year, Magnus.”

“Happy New Year, Sarah.” Magnus looked back to his paperwork as the other spy left. He noticed the candle on his desk was burning low, so he lit a fresh candle from the dying wick.

“Got to keep the light going.”

*****

Elizabella and I would like to thank all the players of Great Lakes for making 2016 another wonderful year!

The theme this year was making decisions and living with the consequences. You saved Balema from AtoGau the Worldeater, you brokered a treaty with Nujel’m, and you nailed Unthar the First Lich back into his coffin.

In 2017, I will begin my ninth year of EMing and Elizabella her eighth. More importantly, Ultima Online will have its 20th anniversary! It is an amazing milestone for an MMO. Let’s celebrate our beloved game in the coming year. Keep an eye on this page and the UO Herald for news and events.

We wish all of you a Happy New Year’s! Keep your swords sharp for 2017!

–Malachi

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EM Events, November 2016 (UPDATED)

November 3rd, 2016

Tuesday, November 1st, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Britannian Guard
The Three Graces

Tuesday, November 8th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spies
Shadow Dance

Monday, November 14th, 7:00 p.m. CST, Council
The forty-first meeting of the Royal Council.

Tuesday, November 15th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spies
Culture and Conspiracy

Tuesday, November 22nd, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spies
Peace in Our Time

Tuesday, November 29th, 8:00 p.m. CST, The Walrus Festival
Walrus in a Winter Wonderland!




All events, dates, and times are subject to change.

Updated November 6th, to reverse the order of two events and rename an event.

An Odd Sighting

October 10th, 2016

A strange beggar has been spotted in North Britain.

(It might be worth investigating before Tuesday’s Spy Mission.)

EM Events, October 2016

October 2nd, 2016

Tuesday, October 4th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spies
The Lonely Road

Tuesday, October 11th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spies
Wrapped in Lead

Monday, October 17th, 7:00 p.m. CDT, Council
The fortieth meeting of the Royal Council.

Tuesday, October 18th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Britannian Guard
The Ninestane Rig

Saturday, October 22nd, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Britannian Guard
Jack-in-Irons

Tuesday, October 25th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spies
Dipped in Blood




All events, dates, and times are subject to change.