Archive for August, 2012

(Felucca) Bring a Shovel, August 31st, at 8 p.m. CDT

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

It’s the question on everyone’s mind: Who’s buried in Blackthorn’s tomb? Meet at Lord Blackthorn’s castle in Felucca on Friday, August 31st, at 8 p.m. CDT.

Memorable Moments

Monday, August 27th, 2012

To help celebrate Ultima Online’s 15th anniversary, Mesanna is asking for your most memorable moments in UO. The Herald has details of the contest and a picture of the fantastic new robe.

The rules are as follows:

  • Must be between 250 to 500 words
  • Deadline September 15th
  • Essays will be judged based on originality, content, and how well they capture what is special about the memorable moment they have chosen to describe.
  • Winners and their essays will be announced on the Herald
  • Codes will be mailed to you by Mesanna by October 6th

Your memories from Great Lakes can be emailed to either of us. Good luck!

Zox’s Monthly Fishing Contest! September 2012

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Congratulations to Lady of the Mist for the winning catch of August! It is on display in the house next to the Britain Counselor Hall.

Zox Greatsnapper was so delighted with that fish and so looking forward to the 15th Anniversary that she is again looking for the largest classic Big Fish. It must be caught sometime between August 21st and September 24th. Please leave the fish in the mailbox by September 24th at 11:59 p.m. CDT.

Fiction: Diplomatic Catastrophe

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Sweet Maid Sally, Mayor of Vesper (and pirate) woke up in her soft featherbed. Her servant curtsied slightly, then brought in her breakfast of scrumptious eggs, ham, bacon, and fresh biscuits, along with the daily paper. Sally read the lead article and laughed so hard she spilled her orange juice.

Staff Reports

Lord Kendal’s diplomatic visit to Jhelom did not begin auspiciously. Kendal told his welcoming delegation, “I didn’t come here for my health. I can think of other ways of enjoying myself.” He then asked, “Aren’t most of you descended from pirates?”

On a tour of the city, Kendal shared more of his thoughts:

  • Of the library: “Jhelom has a library? Whatever for?”
  • Of the performing arts center: “It’s a vast waste of space.”
  • On meeting a Britain-born Jhelom woman: “You can’t have been here too long, you still look like a woman.”
  • On visiting Jhelom’s graveyard, “I guess not ALL your warriors do so well.”
  • Of the tropical northwestern Jhelom island: “This is what I thought the entire town would look like.”

Kendal did show some sympathy for his hosts. “We have that problem in Britain too,” he said of Jhelom’s protestors. “The peasants were saying they wanted more leisure time. Now they’re complaining they’re unemployed.”

It is a mystery how Kendal came to be chosen for the mission, particularly in light of his comment at a Merchants’ Guild meeting last year: “People think there’s a rigid class system in Britain, but dukes have been known to marry whores. Some have even married girls from Jhelom.”

Lord Kendal is expected to offer his apologies this evening, at a meeting with Jhelom’s military leadership.

Baby Dragons

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Princess Mirendel and Selkestal are settled into their cozy log cabin in Yew. Come visit them! They love to play peek-a-boo, be read to, and imitate animal noises.


Great Lakes Games, Saturday, August 11th, 4:00 p.m. CDT

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Show your strength and power at the Great Lakes Games! Compete in archery, rowing, or summoning! Gargoyles, display your speed and agility in a fiery air race! Humans and elves, prepare for a chaotic final race for the gold!

Meet at the Jollier Fairground on mainland Skara Brae. There will also be a gate from the Britain Counselor Hall.

EM Events, August 2012

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Tuesday, August 7th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spy Mission
Stolen Pieces

Saturday, August 11th, 4:00 p.m. CDT, Great Lakes Games
Track, Field, & Magic!

Tuesday, August 14th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spy Mission
The Fall

Tuesday, August 21st, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Britannian Guard
An Insult to Valor

Tuesday, August 28th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spy Mission
Full Circle

Friday, August 31st, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Bring a Shovel
It’s the question on everyone’s mind: Who’s buried in Blackthorn’s tomb?

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

Updated August 28th, with information about weekend event.