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NEWS "The LA Informer" for May 2, 2020!

El of LA

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The"LAInformer"V.4.#7, by El of LA

THE "LA INFORMER"
Volume 4, Number 7,
May 2, 2020.
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I. TOT TO END MAY 12.

II. 20th ANNIV INVASION STARTS MAY 12.

III. RAFFLING OF HOUSING IN ABYSS


IV. CITY BUFFS/GOLD THIS WEEK: UPDATE.

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Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful May Day, however you may celebrate it!

As I have been under the weather, I'm pulling the news this week from Broadsword's Newsletter #48 distributed by email on April 28th, and boy is it full of NEWS! If you'd like to receive this newsletter, it contains all the patch updates and upcoming event items, plus EM Malachi's fantastic stories. It is distributed prior to new storyline arcs and patch updates so it doesn't mess up your inbox except when it needs to! Go to
UO.com to sign up. It's on the front page of the website! - El

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I. TREASURES OF TOKUNO TO END MAY 12th!
Broadsword will be ending the Treasures of Tokuno at shard server-down times on May 12th. You will still be able to turn in your treasures to the Imperial Minister of Trade in Zento after this time, but you will not be able to get new treasures and will need to switch your adventures to the next offering that will start at server UP that day! Keep reading to find out about this next event.

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II. 20th ANNIV INVASION STARTS MAY 12.

Link: https://uo.com/the-shattered-obelisk/

This is a complex event that was staged at the 20th anniversary in five stages, with quests composing key parts of each stage. It begins with the King increasing bonuses for City Trade runs as the danger has increased on the roads. The quests, "The Oracle and the Bard," "Enlightenment," and "Hickory Dickory Dock" relate to this start of
Part 1, called, "The Not So Ordinary World."

Part 2, "Exotic Treasures," sees highwaymen on the roads and in cities dropping trinkets whose importance are not yet known. The danger and activity on the roads of Britannia increases. The quests "Talking through Wisps" is important in this section of the event.

Part 3, "An Ethereal Journey" sees Britain's farms engulfed in flames, Skara Brae reeling from an earthquake, and Vesper drowned in terrible flooding. Quests included are: "The House Between Here and There" and "Hickory Dickory Dock." We get to see Sherry the Mouse back in Britannia for this event!

Part 4, "The Evil from Afar" begins to answer certain mysteries. Here is what the UO.com webpage on this event says about part 4:
"As the full picture of recent events in Britannia come into focus it all begins to make sense. Cultists influenced by zealots from the far away world known as Pagan have used ancient magics to open a gateway to this dead and vile world. Using that gateway the armies of the Elemental Titans have leeched into Britannia, bringing with them catastrophe and chaos. At the behest of Sherry the Mouse and with the aid of Mythran, Britannia stands a chance to fend off this coming disaster – but to the victors go the spoils, can Britannia and her people’s emerge victorious?
Special note: Part IV includes invasions throughout Britannia. While creatures killed have a chance to drop special equipment, in order to be eligible for non-equipment & decorative rewards in Part V a character must battle the elemental titans of Part IV. Eligibility is determined by damage taken, damage dealt, and damage healed from elemental titans."

The Quests for this part are: "Daemon’s Crag," "The Zealot," "Family Squabbles," "Battle of the Shattered Obelisk." From the webpage: "Special note: Part IV includes invasions throughout Britannia. While creatures killed have a chance to drop special equipment, in order to be eligible for non-equipment & decorative rewards in Part V a character must battle the elemental titans of Part IV. Eligibility is determined by damage taken, damage dealt, and damage healed from elemental titans."

Part 5 started on the 20th Anniversary date of UO, September 28, 2017. It was the celebration of victory over the evil plaguing the lands and the valiant actions of the Citizens of Brittannia! A great parade is held in Britain to honor those who fought in the Battles of the Shattered Obelisk and their victory over the Titans. Players will be able to redeem their non-equipment and decorative trinkets for rewards, however the page does not state, nor does the Newsletter, which character is the one to turn rewards into. I will find out and let you all know as soon as I do.

Enjoy this great event and good luck to all of you!

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III. RAFFLING OF HOUSING IN ABYSS
This is a direct repetition of news from NL #48 regarding home spot raffling in the Abyss by Mesanna (Bonnie Armstrong, Producer): (UO.com)
"I would like to announce that we are reviewing housing locations in the Abyss. The first one we have raffled is on Napa Valley, we would like to congratulate Carisse on winning the Ranger House! We will continue to review the status of these houses so watch for the auction stone in Malas. The next house to be raffled will be the Gargoyle House on Catskills! Good luck!"

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IV. CITY BUFFS/GOLD THIS WEEK: UPDATE.
Here is a list of the player buffs and gold balances of each City today (5-2-20). WE STILL NEED THREE GOVERNORS! Email our EM if you'd like to be designated for Minoc, New Magincia, or Trinsic. Consider doing some trade runs this week to assist those Cities with lower bank balances for player buffs!

1.
BRITAIN: Buff=+5 SDI (+5 Spell Damage Inc.). Bank Bal=990.9 million. Governor: Mylene.

2.
JHELOM: Buff=+2 MR (+2 Mana Regen.). Bank Bal=998.0 million. Governor: Ian.

3.
MINOC: Buff=+5 HCI (+5 Hit Chance Inc.). Bank Bal.=233.8 million. Governor: Pending King's Choice (Empty).

4.
MOONGLOW: +2 MR (+2 Mana Regen.). Bank Bal.=940.1 million. Governor: Elessa.

5.
NEW MAGENCIA: Buff=+5 SDI (+5 Spell Damage Inc.). Bank Bal.=1.0 billion. Governor: Pending King's Choice (Empty).

6.
SKARA BRAE: Buff=+1 FC (+1 Faster Casting). Bank Bal.=967.0 million. Governor: Mouse Rat.

7.
TRINSIC: Buff=+5 SSI (+5 Swing Speed Inc.). Bank Bal.=196.4 million. Governor: Pending King's Choice (Empty).

8.
VESPER: Buff =+5 SSI (+5 Swing Speed Inc.). Bank Bal.=844.8 million. Governor: Manon Blackbeak.

9.
YEW: Buff=+1 FC (+1 Faster Casting). Bank Bal.=224.5 million. Governor: Kirstie.

• Cities in need of Governors! Minoc, New Magincia, Trinsic.

• One year of $2 million/week City Trade Deal player buffs requires $104 million in the City Coffers! Donate or do trade runs to increase these funds!

• Cities offering +5 SDI: Britain, New Magincia.

• Cities offering +5 SSI: Trinsic, Vesper.

• City offering +1 FC: Skara Brae, Yew.

• Cities offering +2 MR: Moonglow, Jhelom.

• City offering +5 HCI: Minoc.


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The "LA Informer" is published every Sunday for free. Pick up a copy on drops at Luna Bank, West Britain Bank, New Haven Bank, or the vendor located at Veritas Inn & Bar, on the North side of Luna ("200 NW Luna Blvd."). It's the 2nd house East of the NW corner inside the walls, at 101o 47'N, 27o 0'W (or w3. 939, 466, -90 in new gps).
Editions are also locked down for reading on house steps at Veritas Inn, the WTLA Player Center (West of Umbra), WTLA Memorial Rune Library (on the shore North of Vesper), and other public houses.
Submissions, notifications of upcoming shard events, and article suggestions to El can also be dropped off at Veritas Inn & Bar in the mailbox located next to the front door. We want to hear of your accomplishments, meetings, hunts, events, and news!
We promise to tell EVERYONE about it!


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Have a great week LA! Stay safe!
-- El of LA, 5-2-20
 

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I have some screencaps from the last few event if you are interested.
 
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