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1999 News
The diminishing of Light Print
1999 News
Written by Winfield_Pax   
Monday, 04 January 1999

The Ritual Begins

Author: Atlan (January 5, 1999)
Occured On: ??

The Player-quest run by Atlan of PaxLair continued when the Dark Omen was seen performing rituals at the Counselor Guild in Serpent Hold, around the Ahnk in the Empath Abbey near Yew, in the Lycaeum in Moonglow.

Disturbing news was heard throughout the lands of late. The minions of N. were seen performing some sorts of vile rituals, one in each of the Citys of Principles. Seemingly, they choose the location with great care, as instructed by their master.

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Ceremony with Strange Guests Print
1999 News
Written by Author Unknown   
Wednesday, 13 January 1999

MYSTERY LOCATION -  January 13, 1999 - Author Unknown

Being awoken to her masters, Dell was summoned to join the Clan of Vampires in a valley of their ritual gatherings. It was to be here that they would seal their hold on Dell, thus sending a permanent and unwavering message to the citizens of Corwyn that they are not ones with which to trifle.

The ceremony began which required all of the Vampires to remain within the Circle of Enchantment. During the ceremony, a groan echoed throughout the stone valley, "Uhhhhhnnnnn.....". One of the mysterious creatures known only as "a lost one" had appeared in the midst of the CoV. Looking bewildered and confused it seemed to listen to the events transpiring. Many of Dell's former companions found their way to rescue her. The battle cries were shouted out as the mystical Corp Por was flung about the area, an Energy Vortex was also thrown in the midst of the Vampires and did fell one us. Arrows flew to their marks and three of her rescuers were forced to flee - two were not so fortunate.

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Undead Disturbance in Paxlair Print
1999 News
Written by Vincent de l'os   
Friday, 15 January 1999

PAXLAIR - January 15, 1999 - Vincent de l'os 

 

    It started out simple enough. A blue skeleton had been spotted from time to time in the northern woods, near Paxlair. It seemed relatively harmless, even peaceful, and also spoke of wishing to be released from something. After a time, many began to suspect that there was not just one skeleton, but many.

    On the evening of this Wednesday past, proof was finally found that indeed, multiple of these so-called “lost ones” exist. In fact, they began to run amok near the Paxlair Tower, attacking any innocent by-standers that happened to be there. They appeared to be looking for something, and yet when confronted, they ran towards the south.

    As several brave souls gave chase, the sight that they were greeted by was one to shock even the most hardened of adventurers. In the woods stood a strangely colored moongate, oddly named “Suicide Device”. Surrounding it, amongst the bones and blood-spills, were a multitude of blue-robed individuals, and more of the strange skeletal beings. They instantly took to combat, viciously defending this apparent gate of death.

 

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Mayor's Address for PaxLair's One Year Anniversary (January 19, 1999) !! Print
1999 News
Written by Winfield   
Tuesday, 19 January 1999

PAXLAIR - January 19, 1999 - Winfield

Hail to one and all!

I am Mayor Winfield, an old man and servant to all in PaxLair and on the Chesapeake Shard of Ultima Online. Today,

PaxLair is One Year Old!!

 


Mayor Winfield

The Mayor in Deep Thought

On this joyous day, I would like to say a few things about where PaxLair has been and where it is going. I offer my ideas to continue PaxLair's well established role in offering openness and opportunities to players on the Chesapeake Shard. The second year of PaxLair should prove to be a period of reaching out with our limitless imaginations to new and unique ideas for a player-town. With this in mind, allow me to reflect back a bit about PaxLair in 1998, then on to ideas for PaxLair's second year .

 

1998: PaxLair was Firmly Established

PaxLair was established on January 19, 1998 by The Band as a town to focus diversified interests within a guild of over 100 members. After a few months, we noticed PaxLair proved to be a "hot spot" for not just The Band, but for many guilds and non-guilded people passing through the wilderness area between Vesper and Yew.

 

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Book of Dark Magic Recovered Print
1999 News
Written by Arik, Grandmaster Smith   
Monday, 08 February 1999

PAXLAIR - February 8, 1999 - Arik, Grandmaster Smith

 

Last night whilest in the town of PaxLair, Valen was speaking of the actions of "N" and informing the local citizens of his evil nature. These were the words from his song, a song that captivated all time and time again. As soon as I showed up to the mass of people, I was cursed at, spit at, and even threatened to be torn apart by the Black Knight Darius. At first he was simply a panther talking to me telepathically, but then he transformed to his hauntingly powerful human self.

After making quick apologies, I hastened away from the group but still within ear shot. Valen spoke of the Lycaeum holding a clue to a ritual being performed this eve. The mages from the CMT (Chesapeake Mage Tower, a new powerful group of mages) provided gates to the island of Moonglow. A monk was found and we spoke to him about N and were told that he had a map recently. When asked to see it, he promptly told us that the map had been stolen by the evil Dark Omen moments earlier, but that he had been copying it at the time. He handed us a partial map which held small clues. Four libraries were mapped and we felt certain that these held clues to the ritual planned for tonight. Visiting the libraries we came upon the following text:

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Tribe Comes to PaxLair... Their Shaman to Arrive Wednesday Print
1999 News
Written by Winfield   
Saturday, 13 February 1999

PAXLAIR - February 13, 1999 - Winfield


Tribe Arrives in PaxLair

Last night, PaxLair was astonished by the arrival of two dark-skinned people dressed in deer headdresses and carrying mighty spears. They spoke a strange language barely understandable to the people gathered near the Mage Tower. "Da gander one has voisic uv pax lair moi moi voisic", the one Elder Tribeswoman known as Niamba said to us. After some time we figure out that "Da gander one" is "The Greater One" and has a "vision" of PaxLair. All wondered what this vision could be and came to learn the Shaman will come to PaxLair Wednesday at 10 bells before midnight by the eastern sky (10PM Eastern). The Tribe appeared to be very friendly and not threatening to PaxLair. We will know more when we speak to their Shaman. It appears the Shaman may speak Britannian better than than Niamba and Malabo.


Tribe at the Healers
and Chapel House

Rhyssand, the PaxLair Master Healer, took Niamba and Malabo, an Elder Tribesman, on a short tour of the town showing the Healers and Chapel house and the arena. In the course of the tour, the group found that the Tribe does not like magic nor orcs; they mentioned "Malaki" and when someone said the name back, they went into a raging frenzy. Christopher Wren, Cain the Druid, Sharona, and Ore Hound accompanied Rhyssand. Mayor Winfield, having a bit of trouble understanding the Tribe's language, followed and asked questions through others who could decipher their language better.

 

 

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Tribe Visits PaxLair Their Shaman Meets with the Townsfolk Print
1999 News
Written by Jhym Songsmiths   
Thursday, 18 February 1999

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Shaman Coweta of the Tribe meets Mayor Winfield and People of PaxLair

 

 

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The Disappearance of Gaella Print
1999 News
Written by Jeremy Green   
Friday, 19 February 1999

PAXLAIR - February 19, 1999 - Jeremy Green

This evening in the fair city of Paxlair an odd occurrence took place that left many people baffled and grasping for answers. The abduction of an old gypsy lady, by the name Gaella; a woman who supposedly found immortality through a curse long ago.

    The scene started with the gypsy lady wandering into town muttering about darkness and death. Many at first dismissed her words and thought little of her. Until, that is, she began to mention Alanna, a troubled young woman who went missing the week before. This drew quite a gathering of concerned people as many sought to save Alanna from her fate.

 

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Ceremonies of Virtue and Darkness Print
1999 News
Written by Atlan, blind sage of PaxLair   
Sunday, 11 April 1999

THE CHAMBER OF VIRTUE, BRITAIN - April 11, 1999 - Atlan, blind sage of PaxLair

 

Since he first introduced himself in the player-city of PaxLair, the mysterious character only known as "N." never showed, but instead used his minions and crystals of communication to plot and scheme and manipulate.

Some time ago, he made the citizens of PaxLair and others believe, that the knowledge of how to stop him was hidden in a Book of Rituals. Eager to retrieve said Book -it was used to open a portal into the netherworlds at that time, probably to assure we would try to get it- we stumbled into a well-crafted trap...

Or so it seems in review. The battle for the Book was hard and seemed only to approve what we suspected. Thus, we began to decipher the encrypted texts of the Book to put an end to N. and his plans. With time and research i, Atlan the blind, was able to gather the information we sought.

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Resident PaxLair Evil (PxE) Established Print
1999 News
Written by Winfield   
Monday, 12 April 1999

PAXLAIR - April 12, 1999 - Winfield

On this day after a meeting of the PaxLair Knights, Guards, Citizens, and Visitors of PaxLair, PaxLair established a resident evil group within the boundaries of the PaxLair town. This group, PxE, is destined to be a balancing force within PaxLair with the Knights (PxK) as good and the Guards (PxG) as neutral. The new group, led by Azure Drake, received a guildstone in the PaxLair Inn from Mayor Winfield. PxE is for evil [roleplaying]. This framework should lead to many events, quests, and respectable cooperation between people. Please welcome the Evil folks.

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The Battle for Darkon Print
1999 News
Written by Bell   
Monday, 26 April 1999

VARIOUS LOCATIONS - April 26, 1999 - Bell

In the Tower of Souls a plan is conceived, a plan hatched to deliver the prisoner Darkon into the keeping of Mazrim. For this night's events, the Kindred and nine soulslaves would escort Darkon from Vesper to the Tower of Souls. A message was found in PaxLair, alerting its people of Mazrim's attempt to move Darkon. Immediately the search for Darkon began. Meanwhile, the soulslaves began to gather, as did the Clan of Vampires for the task ahead. Darkon was present, surrounded by hordes of soulslaves and helpless to escape his captors. Once the soulslaves were assembled, the march began.

Just before the outskirts of Aryslan, the first of the rescuers was discovered. Quickly, he turned tail and fled, presumably to find his companions. Within a matter of seconds, the first cries of battle were heard. The mortals began their charge on the horde of soulslaves, one ... two ... three ... one after another, they fell before the blackened souls. Feasting upon the fallen and lusting for more blood-soaked corpses. This battle was unlike any battle seen by mortal and immortal. Heroes, with great numbers, swarmed about - attacking, killing, dying, yet never ceasing in their onslaught. Their numbers were endless, wave after wave came, eventually felling the soulslaves and a few of the Kindred.

 

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Diary by Owen, Seneshall of King Wolfgang Print
1999 News
Written by Owen   
Friday, 07 May 1999

VARIOUS LOCATIONS - May 7, 1999 - Owen

Thursday, 4th day in the 2nd month of the rule of Wolfgang.

The young king Wolfgang has claimed his fathers throne against all odds; not at least with my humble help, his majesty was able to overcome the threat of the waring nobles. He will be a good king, hard from all the cruelty he had to commit, but just and good. It only sickens me, when i think of THEM... the Dark Monks used their vile powers to help him, true. But i dislike them nonetheless. They exceed too much power and i don't know WHY they helped him in the first place... their plans are a mystery to anyone. But i overheard some rumors... the elves may know more than they say about the Dark Monks.

15th day in the 2nd month of Wolfgangs rule.

The wedding will be today. Again, THEY have planned it, exceeding their powers over the young king. It is a political marriage, needed to unite the lands, but it would have been a wiser choice to marry the daughter of Lord Blake of Jhel's Home to bind his knights and ships to the kingdom. But no, the Monks voted for the duchess of the off-landish island of Maginia, which has no strategical position against the Lords of the south! Why are they so interested in this marriage?

 

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Daemeon's Sacrifice Print
1999 News
Written by Winmere   
Friday, 07 May 1999

PAXLAIR - May 7, 1999 - Winmere

On May 7, 1999, PaxLair was visited for a last time by our friend Seer Daemeon. Through an intricate quest of gathering items for a cure to the Spring of Knowledge and Daemeon's final act of sacrifice, the red Spring of Knowledge was transformed back into its original clear waters and re-titled the Spring of Courage. More than thirty people witnessed Daemeon's final act as the Spring spewed forth flames and sparkled with brilliance. Mazrim's evil touch upon the Spring has been removed and the lost souls within have been released, yet Daemeon's essence remains in the Spring to watch over us for all time. A new age of hope is upon us and Daemeon's final books secured within the Mage tower tell much more of Mazrim, what has happened, and what is to come. Lady Winmere offers this account of this sorrowful yet joyful evening.

 

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Quest Discussion Meeting #1 Held in PaxLair Print
1999 News
Written by Winfield   
Friday, 14 May 1999

PAXLAIR - May 14, 1999 - Winfield

The first of many quest discussion meetings was held in PaxLair on this day, within the PaxLair Tavern. With drinks served by Adon the beefy and a special visit by Seer Kristos and Senior Counselor Rmaggedon, the group discussed the latest news of several quests in the lands. The result was a good sharing of of knowledge and a great showing of interest pursue the current quests and to meet weekly in PaxLair. Winmere and Jhym led discussions of the "quest of chests" and the "quest of Mazrim". Seer Kristos listened quietly to the discussions, stated he would gather information during his travels throughout the lands, and attempt to attend next week's meeting.

 

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A Chosen Fate Print
1999 News
Written by Genn Wintord   
Friday, 14 May 1999

PAXLAIR -  May 14, 1999 - Genn Wintord

With slow steps, Seer Daemeon made his way to a bench near the Spring of Knowledge in PaxLair. Wrapping faded robes closer about his thin form, he stared at the tainted well. All watching who knew him understood why his gaze would be drawn to this corrupt spot of evil. It was the whole of his existence. For near a year he had studied this spring in hopes of gleaning some knowledge as to how it could be cleansed. Others had offered to aid in his endeavor, but ultimately it stood untouched; a swirling pool of blood full of the souls of innocents.

    As those in the area noticed his presence, many came to inquire about his health and any news he might hold as to relieving his suffering. His short answer filled many with excitement, “There is a cure.” In a tired voice Daemeon explained to those who remained that after careful research he had found a cure to the ailment. When a suitable group had gathered around he spoke of what was needed.

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Tycho Veg is Appointed as a Full Chancellor of PaxLair Print
1999 News
Written by Winfield   
Friday, 14 May 1999

PAXLAIR - May 14, 1999 - Winfield

Mayor Winfield was very pleased this day to honor a great person in PaxLair: Tycho Veg, Tinker, Vice Chancellor of PaxLair. In a ceremony atop the Mage Tower roof, Mayor Winfield made it known to all that Tycho Veg had performed marvelously as a leading official within the town. His merits included diplomacy with all groups, evil and good; his caring nature for the citizens and visitors of the town; and his self-sacrifice to become marked as a murderer, not because he is a murderer, but to prove the point that PaxLair is open to all murderers who come in peace and as a solid symbol of balance!

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Shen is Appointed as a Chancellor of PaxLair Print
1999 News
Written by Winfield   
Friday, 14 May 1999

PAXLAIR - May 14, 1999 - Winfield

On May 14, 1999, Mayor Winfield, with the approval of Chancellors Mystarr and Tycho Veg and the Citizens of PaxLair, appointed Shen to the position of Chancellor of PaxLair. The three Chancellors are dedicated to assisting all in PaxLair. Please congratulate him and welcome him to his new role in our community!

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Mysterious Message about Marble Columns Print
1999 News
Written by Winfield   
Friday, 14 May 1999

PAXLAIR - May 14, 1999 - Winfield

A mysterious message was found in the PaxLair Sanctuary Chapel upon the altar. The people of PaxLair do not know what to make of it yet.

 

 
"The Dark" Employing Assassins in PaxLair Print
1999 News
Written by Winfield   
Friday, 14 May 1999

PAXLAIR - May 14, 1999 - Winfield

Tirian, the PaxLair Tour Guide and Golden Knight, reported to Mayor Winfield today that he was attacked yesterday by an assassin named Aeis Fen in PaxLair. Even though Tirian overpowered the assassin, Tirian fell to a lethal dose of poison. Aeis Fen appears to be a hired assassin yet may not hold any personal ill-will towards PaxLair or anyone in particular. His employers in this attack were called "The Dark" which may or may not be short for the Dark Omen.

The Mayor was deeply disturbed by Tirian's report and vowed to alert the townsfolk to keep an eye out for assassins hired by "The Dark". Tirian stated quietly, while looking around to see if anyone was listening, that he recalled something of a threatening book in the town's Sanctuary from "The Dark". Little more is known about this threat. The people of the lands must learn more of "The Dark" before they hire another assassin and strike again.

 

 

 
Memories of Seer Daemeon Print
1999 News
Written by Winfield   
Saturday, 15 May 1999

PAXLAIR -May 15, 1999 - Winfield

The PaxLair Mage Tower has set up an area in the Library alcove as a tribute to Seer Daemeon. Seer Daemeon's books collected over the ages are being put on display by Dene, the PaxLair Librarian. A book with a candle is placed for visitors to write their memories of Seer Daemeon. Seer Daemeon sacrificed his immortal being to bring hope to our fair town of PaxLair and all people throughout the Realm. His fateful cure a week ago cleansed the Spring in front of the Mage Tower, ridded the Spring of Mazrim's evil touch, released the trapped souls inside, and brought back the Spring's glorious clear blue waters. We are forever grateful for Daemeon's courage and strength. Our memories of him will give us the courage we seek to march forward to a brighter destiny.

 

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Conversation with the Assassin Aeis Fen Print
1999 News
Written by Winfield   
Saturday, 15 May 1999

PAXLAIR - May 15, 1999 - Winfield

Mayor Winfield stepped into the Mage Tower library and found Aeis Fen, the assassin Tirian had told him about the day before. Aeis Fen was studying various library books but snapped them shut before the Mayor could see their titles. Recalling his conversation with Tirian, Winfield cautiously approached the dark-robed assassin.

 

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The Flying Suit is Still Missing! Print
1999 News
Written by Tycho   
Monday, 17 May 1999

PAXLAIR - May 17, 1999 - Tycho


The Flying Suit (as last seen)


After over a week of searching, Tycho Veg's flying suit is still missing and is presumed stolen by person or persons unknown.  The flying suit is a specially designed outfit, crafted by Arilyn Moonblade (see the painting above), needed before Tycho can take his flying machine out for its first flight.  Tycho's assistant Olin Bardweedle last saw the suit while displaying the invention at the Tinker's Guild in Trinsic.  After he unpacked the crates back in Pax, he discovered that the suit was missing.  From questioning by Christopher Wren and others, we know the following:

 

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The PaxLair Guards (PxG) Leave of Absence Print
1999 News
Written by Azazel   
Friday, 21 May 1999

PAXLAIR - May 21, 1999 - Azazel 

For all those familiar with PaxLair, you should know that the PaxLair Guards (PxG) have taken a 'leave of absence'. Obsidian Dragon, Captain of the PxG, disbanded the guard just a week or two ago. The guards were having trouble enforcing the laws and ways of PaxLair.

Around that time PaxLair officials were trying out a new system to deal with people that came to PaxLair with intent to cause harm. Obsidian Dragon stated that when the new murder system was put in place (the one with the two different counters), the guards started having problems staying blue. As Obsidian Dragon explains, this actually caused more problems then it prevented for PaxLair.

 

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Aurora finds a home [with Ladies of the Lair] Print
1999 News
Written by Scribe Griffon   
Monday, 24 May 1999

PAXLAIR - May 24, 1999 - Scribe Griffon

Acting on advice from a lady in dressed all in green, Aurora set out to find the city of PaxLair. Now Aurora had been staying in the Counselors Guildhall in Britain, where they fed her and gave her a small place to stay. It was elder Somberlain who pointed out that PaxLair could be found North of the Mountains past the Shrine of Compassion. With Hello the storyteller beside her they went to the town, there was much quiet that night, and they met not a soul. Aurora later learned that the streets of PaxLair are not safe at certain times. They looked around and found many fine vendors still selling their wares. Near the West End of town, a Lizardman attacked Hello, the Lizardman won in the end, and Aurora fled with his belongings, leading his ghost to the shrine of compassion. Due to the lateness of the night, they chose to camp at the shrine, but in the morning when she woke, Hello was not there. Returning to the city, she found it alive with activity.

In a tavern men met to discuss their plans about what to do with the problems the city faced. Aurora felt out of place and stepped outside, but was followed by a knight named Kyle. After they talked a bit, the knight, offered to escort her to Britain, it was possible that Hello had returned to the city. They talked of much along the way, and arrived safely. In town Aurora gathered a few items left at the Guildhall, not having found any sign of Hello, and decided to return to PaxLair.

 

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The Official Rule of PaxLair: Respect Print
1999 News
Written by Winfield_Pax   
Wednesday, 26 May 1999

Mayor Winfield talking about
Respect

PAXLAIR - May 27, 1999

Mayor Winfield, quite at random, met with a few people near the Stable House in PaxLair.  He was compelled to offer a monologue on the concept of "respect" and how it relates to people in the Realm and PaxLair.  After further thought, he made "Respect" an official rule of PaxLair.

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A Possible Reunion? [Aurora of Ladies of the Lair] Print
1999 News
Written by Pfredd Mudd   
Wednesday, 26 May 1999

PAXLAIR - May 26, 1999 - Pfredd Mudd

A pigeon showed up on my doorstep, with a tattered piece of paper hastily tied to it's leg. On the paper was scrawled the following note:

Aurora, my love,

Many are the days I have searched for you! I was in Britain most recently and a man told me that he had seen you in the temple of the Terethans, praying. Though I found this a bit odd, I decided to journey to the temple in hopes of reuniting with you!

 

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The Forest Oracle Print
1999 News
Written by Pfredd Mudd   
Thursday, 27 May 1999

PAXLAIR - May 27, 1999 - Pfredd Mudd

During a recent trip to PaxLair, I was pulled aside by an acquaintance, who, for now, shall remain nameless. He proceeded to tell of an Oracle, also referred to as The Lady of the Woods, which had been located recently by himself and a bard friend of his.

After the bard entertained the Lady with songs of the woodlands, which she seemed to enjoy immensely, she proceeded to tell them that Ancient Texts would soon be delivered to a City "Blessed by the Gods".

Which city, when they would be delivered, and what is in the texts is still a mystery.

My informant believed that the city the Oracle referred to was PaxLair, but that is only an educated guess at the moment.

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The Official Rule of PaxLair: Respect Print
1999 News
Written by Winfield, Mayor of PaxLair   
Thursday, 27 May 1999

PAXLAIR - May 27, 1999 - Winfield, Mayor of PaxLair

*Mayor Winfield walks slowly, leaning on his staff, over to a comfortable bench in the PaxLair garden...and sits down*

Ah, you ask about the rules in PaxLair. A long time ago, we worked hard to establish a detailed set of rules. These worked well for us for quite some time and many people and visitors of PaxLair still tend to follow them when they can.

Yet any rules or laws in an open wilderness town are hard to enforce. Existence of such rules gives rise to an expectation of protection and quick justice by town officials. Such an expectation, as a result of specific rules, could not be specifically met time and time again as our town changed in culture and residency. We experienced, through our attempts to strictly follow and enforce the rules, that we encountered many debates, bad scenes and incidents, and errors in justice. This created a very confused and difficult environment for people to achieve their main goals for which they come to PaxLair. Most people's goals go well beyond raising the sword or the halberd against criminals; most work very hard to create emotion and a sense of culture around themselves and the town in general.

 

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A Small Quest Print
1999 News
Written by Pfredd Mudd   
Sunday, 30 May 1999

PAXLAIR - May 30, 1999 - Pfredd Mudd

Friday night a grandmaster mage, 'the infamous Cattica' appeared in PaxLair, asking for adventurers to help her recover a treasure. Well, since she said she'd decoded the map using magic, most ignored her at first, until she did a divination for me, telling me something only a few knew. At that point, even though I still doubted the magic involved, we began gathering folk together. After a short search, we had roughly 20 folks gathered, some constantly asking her if it was a 'level 5' map, which seemed to confuse her to no end.

After preparations were complete, we jumped through gates to Vesper, then walked the graveyard road south and then out into the forest, ignoring the stares of passersby at the large group (and frightening a couple of folks.) We reached the crossroads by the gate to buc's den, examined the map again, and Lord Darius led the charge south into the woods. As we came close to the spot, a horde of headless attacked us, which led some to conclude this was no ordinary map.

 

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Quest Update Print
1999 News
Written by Jhym   
Monday, 31 May 1999

PAXLAIR - May 31, 1999 - Jhym

The mage Cattica, it seems, has asked for her ingredients, giving the list to Aurora of the Ladies of the Lair. Aurora, who seeks her parents, was told to gather the ingredients in order to further her seeking, before Tuesday night. At first, she was despondent, as some of the ingredients seemed unfindable, particularly one 'tears of the lady of the wood'.

As the night went on, the bard Jhym came by town and sung a song he'd just written, the 'Oracle of the Forest'. In the song, that line became significant to Aurora, causing her to jump up and gather her things for the journey to the site mentioned. A small group of adventurers joined her, as well as several knights from Paxlair and her sisters of the Lair.

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More on Aurora Print
1999 News
Written by Nightstorm   
Tuesday, 01 June 1999

PAXLAIR - June 1, 1999 - Nightstorm

Zanthor walked into the small hut and Removed his armor. The old one sat before a small fire, on which a pot was brewing.

"Ahh, What can I do for ye Knight, it has been long since we last spoke."
"Yes it has Duvar, I have a need for your services," replied the Knight
"Do you mean..."
"Yes, and this is a tall one."

And with that I Duvar, The Hermit set out on one of my toughest jobs yet. You see I am no ordinary hermit, I travel between the worlds. Yes the worlds which Mundane created so long ago... The Knight of PaxLair had a large request indeed, But as luck, no, perhaps destiny, would have I found it the first place I looked.

 

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Preparations Print
1999 News
Written by Anonymous   
Wednesday, 02 June 1999

PAXLAIR - June 2, 1999 - Anonymous

The footsteps sounded light, but haunted from the ancient walls of stone. In a rushing of cloths, a slender woman hurried through the dark corridors toward the Hall. A desperate look on her face, she tried to hasten her pace even further without beginning to run. Faster, she thought, i must not disappoint him.

She had almost reached the massive iron doors that protect (trap, a thought flashes through her mind) the Hall as she hears the voice calling for her, stopping her cold and then lurching her forward through the doors: "Melina! I am waiting..."

Steadying her pace and catching her breath, she stepped through the doors into the vast cavern of the Hall. Dropping her gaze, she avoided to look at the bed-like altar in the middle of the room and concentrated on the red glow of the crystal, from which the voice sounded. "I am here, master."

 

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Aurora meets with the Oracle Print
1999 News
Written by Scribe Griffon   
Wednesday, 02 June 1999

PAXLAIR - June 2, 1999 - Scribe Griffon

I do not often get to PaxLair but when I do, I make it a point to visit the Ladies there now. Ye may recall that I wrote to you about Aurora not long ago, well I thought I should check up on her, and I fear I have missed a lot. Her tale I shall relate here shortly, but I must apologize for it's length even as such I have cut much out, so if you have any questions, I encourage you to seek out those involved and ask them of it.

The doors of the Ladies of the Lair tavern opened very early, though most patrons were still sleeping of a night of good food and wine, Aurora was cleaning up early with the sunrise, when another early riser came in. She looked like she had not even slept that night, but was clutching a well read and ancient tome. She introduced herself as Cattica, a mage of some sort by the dress of clothes she wore. Aurora welcomed her warmly as she tries to do with all guests, and asked how she could help. This surprised the mage for some reason, so Aurora explained that this is what the lair does, helps weary travelers forget about their troubles. Cattica said "Very well I need to find many things, but have not the time to get them and study this book both, I need them by Tuesday Evening" Aurora agreed to help even before hearing what she needed. "Here is what I need:" she said reading from the book.

 

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Mysterious Message ADDITION about Marble Columns Print
1999 News
Written by Winfield   
Wednesday, 02 June 1999

PAXLAIR - June 2, 1999 - Winfield

A mysterious message was previously found in the PaxLair Sanctuary Chapel upon the altar. The people of PaxLair did not know what to make of it.

Now, I found an addition to the text in that book in the chapel. What does this mean??

 

 
Seer Kristos Talks to People in PaxLair Print
1999 News
Written by Winfield   
Thursday, 03 June 1999

PAXLAIR - June 3, 1999 - Winfield

Note Addendum at the bottom of this article

You see: Seer Kristos (invulnerable)
Seer Kristos: 6 months ago I...'awoke' in a strange city
Seer Kristos: I soon learned the city was known as Trinsic but I had no idea how I got there
Seer Kristos: In fact I had only one vague memory prior to that moment
Vladimere Payne: and what memory is that sir?
Seer Kristos: I was in a strange place, but I was not alone
Seer Kristos: something there...changed me
Luigi Aiello: Hmm
Seer Kristos: It is almost as if it were a dream
Seer Kristos: but I feel certain it was most real
Teal: Changed? How?
Amberyl: *chuckles*
Seer Kristos: Since I 'awoke' In trinsic
Teal: *grin*
Seer Kristos: I have explored this land seeking to learn all that I may
Seer Kristos: in hopes I may learn more of my past
Seer Kristos: Although I have seen many things and learned much
Amberyl: You have house north of Britain?
Seer Kristos: I..am not certain Amberyl but it is funny that you ask that
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Betrayal of Aurora Print
1999 News
Written by Griffon   
Friday, 04 June 1999

PAXLAIR - June 4, 1999 - Griffon

Submitted by Griffon:

It appears that the items that Lady Aurora of PaxLair was collecting for the Mage Cattica were used to release an evil balron called The Slayer.Though I do not think she was aware of the intentions of the Mage, many did express their concern about the items. Most of which were necromantic in nature.
Aurora herself asked for the tears from the Oracle, and did accept responsibility for their use.The mage Cattica seems to have died after drinking a foul potion made from all the ingredients, leaving the Slayer in her place. 

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Surprise Party Print
1999 News
Written by Pfredd Mudd   
Friday, 04 June 1999

PAXLAIR - June 4, 1999 - Pfredd Mudd

It was dark in Luigi's Pizzeria, yet I could hear quiet giggling, feet shuffling, and the unmistakable sound of an Orc burping. Then Juseck of Aiur, along with Winfield, Mayor of PaxLair, and the Mayor's brother, Teal, walk in:

Juseck of Aiur: It is a disaster! No one is here....
GerraBaldy: SURPRISE!!!
Teal: Happy Birthday!!!
GerraBaldy: hehe
Fiachra: SURPRISE!!!
Sette: surprise!
Vail the Cook: Surprise!
Kut'tak: boo humie!
Winfield: OH MY!
Juseck of Aiur: birthday?
Pfredd Mudd: Surprise!
Sette: surprise!
Luigi Aiello: SURPRISEE!!!!
Winfield: *nearly faints*

 

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Bad Night at the Lair Print
1999 News
Written by Ellie Drakor   
Thursday, 10 June 1999

PAXLAIR - June 10, 1999 - Ellie Drakor

It was a quiet evening, one where my friend Gayde and I would ask "Why do we just drink ale and talk? We could hunt or dig up treasure?"

Well, I decided to buy a map for treasure, "Oh My!" I exclaimed "Gayde the ladies have a map for sale let me buy it, and adventure!"

Well we were not geared up good before it happened, Tomer had come into town earlier looking for LSD. Now I was aware that LSD was around (dancing around tables in Pax Lair Town Square) and knew something was up, Tomer was ready for war, but had three of the most AWESOME weapons you will ever see, White Wyrms!!!

Tomer had killed all but one of the LSD members when Dread lady Rose ran into the house of the Ladies Of The Lair. She ran and hid behind the counter. "Uh Oh" Penthor, Gayde, Cobalt and myself exclaimed. Well it happened, Tomer killed her but left us to spare. 

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An Orc's View on a Quest Last Eve Print
1999 News
Written by Kut'tak   
Saturday, 12 June 1999

PAXLAIR - June 12, 1999 - Kut'tak

Ug!

Mi orkie prom da Olag Hai Clan (ORC).
Dis ib wat mi saw last night:

Mi wab resting jus outside da town on da island ub Nujel'm.
(Mi ib a Pirut Urk. Dat where mi lub tu gu when mi nub clompin')
Den mi heard dis humie yell "Der ib Shardies taaking Trinsic West Gate"
So mi jump in mi boat agh sail tu Trinsic.

Mi git der, agh der wab sum glowing mojo orcs clomping sum humies.
Mi hab tu think ober and ober befor mi decided tu taak dem.
Mi clomp dem agh walked tu da town gate. Der, mi saw dis guld Shardie runnin'.
Mi thought him wab a Shardie. Mi ask him ib he was Olag Hai (like mi) or Shardie. (Shardies da clan us agh da humies usaully clomp ebry day)

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Dark Tides Print
1999 News
Written by Atlan, blind sage of PaxLair   
Sunday, 13 June 1999

GEHENNA - June 13, 1999 - Atlan, blind sage of PaxLair


N meets with Hephaestus

Beware, Britannia!
Not long ago, the one known as N. -or Nedemor- made preparations for something. We all expected it to be something sinister, but surely noone thought of what really happened, although it was foreseeable. Today, a ranger that was brave enough to hunt near the Dark Spire, entered the city of Gehenna. While he edged closer and closer out of curiosity, he heard a strange metallic sound. As he clanced around the corner toward the front entrance of the Spire, he saw a huge figure that stalked inside with mechanical movements.

With his keen eyes, sharpened in numerous hunts, he realized that this was not a human being, but rather the shape of a human, made up out of parts of armor and other materials. Not unfamiliar with the happenings in PaxLair, it dawned on him that this had to be one of the Golems that were stolen by... this had to be him! Nedemor, who was using this body to visit the Dark Spire.

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