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Solstice Calendar

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We will not be holding any events until January. However, you can “open” the Solstice Calendar each day to find a festive holiday treat. These will include new fiction, favorite fictions of yesteryear, art, and other surprises.

A Story of Treachery – A Spy Training Oracle Event Through November 26th

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

You may complete this spy training at any time until 11:59 p.m. CST on Sunday, November 26th. To begin, talk to Sophia the Healer in Trinsic, and she will suggest avenues of investigation. A gate to the healer shop is in the spy base.

The various people you meet will reveal stories of treachery and betrayal. Purchase a book from the provisioner, write down the betrayals and reversals you’ve discovered, and turn it in at the mailbox. Figuring out three will be treated as though you had attended one Tuesday event. Figuring out at least six betrayals will be treated as though you had attended two Tuesday events.


  • Our mailbox is at the Award Hall, accessible through the gate outside the Counselor Hall.
  • If you are using the Enhanced Client, please be sure to redleaf your book before turning it in.
  • If you would prefer to mail in your discoveries, please send them to one or both of us.
  • Questions about this training can be sent to EM Malachi.

20th Anniversary Event Arc – The Shattered Obelisk

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

The house is empty, but the door is closed.
Barter with the thief, not the healer.
Listen to the smallest voice, for the clock is broken.
When the evening tide slips the moon’s leash,
And the well is dry but not empty,
The king who stands alone falls.
If hope is lost, valor will follow it into the sea.

Fiction:

The Oracle and the Bard
Enlightenment
Hickory Dickory Dock
Talking Through Wisps
The House Between There and Here
Lurker
The Mountain King
Daemon’s Crag
The Zealot
Family Squabbles
Battle of the Shattered Obelisk
The Lost Vale

For additional information, please see uo.com.

Royal Spy Advancements and Calendar Update

Monday, August 7th, 2017

We are pleased to announce that our calendar for August has been updated. The Advancement Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, August 8th, at 8:00 p.m. CDT.

Your Royal Spy rank, and the item that goes with it, will be available, upon request, until and including Tuesday, September 12th, to spies who cannot be at the Advancement Ceremony. These are for ranks earned before July 31, 2017 by attending at least three Tuesday events. You may ask about this after events or by contacting us to setup an appointment.

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

Paths of Initiation and Advancement

Monday, May 1st, 2017

For those who wish to join or are already members of the Kinship of the Rose, Seers of the Moonstone, or Library of Scars, we present the method to join and advance in these groups here.

Royal Spy Promotions and Robes

Tuesday, 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!

Happy New Year!

Saturday, 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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Ring Quest

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Recover the Ring of Order to stop the Sorceress Lise from using the Ring of Chaos to destroy Sosaria, as Balema was destroyed.

To begin, speak with the Ghost of King Galt in Balema and listen to his words carefully. He will send you to search Balema and Trammel for clues to the final location of the Ring of Order.

Your strength and cleverness will be tested! Good luck, valiant soul!

Notes:

-A Gate to Balema can be found in the Royal Spy Headquarters and at Stonegate (which is north of Minoc).

All locations mentioned in clues will be found in Trammel or Balema. All Balema sites can be accessed by strange magics (EM teleporters).

-You may need to travel into the darkest Trammel dungeons to find what you are looking for. Sparkles, healer wisps, and strange pieces of Balema stone may indicate you are close to your location.

Not all enemies can be defeated. Some conflicts should be avoided.

-When the Ring of Order is found, it should be left in the Award Hall mailbox, which can be reached by going through the gate next to the Counselor Hall

-Completing this important mission will be recognized by the honor of The Most Ancient Order of the Trail.

-This quest must be completed by Monday at 11:59 PM CDT.

Royal Spy Promotions and Lanterns

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Your Royal Spy rank, and the item that goes with it, will be available, upon request, until and including Thursday, February 4th, to spies who couldn’t be at the recent ceremony. These are for ranks earned by the end of December 2015 by attending at least three Tuesday events. You can receive these by asking for them after events this month or by emailing us to setup an appointment.

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

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Elizabella and I would like to thank all the players of Great Lakes for making 2015 another amazing year!

Some highlights: You removed the threat of the dreaded Moonstones of Vice. Your work in recovering four important gems helped Hawkwind usher in the Time of Legends. Together, we celebrated 500 EM events and 250 missions for the Royal Spies.

We wish you a Happy New Year’s! Keep your swords sharp for 2016!

–Malachi