The Tainted Brew - FALL 2023!

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The Tainted Brew - FALL 2023!

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The Tainted Brew
WHEN: August 2023 - December 2023

The Tainted Brew takes place nearly a decade after Nate the Prophet almost destroyed mankind with his mind-controlling mead. Nate was a boy from Vesper with an unhealthy obsession with bees and beekeeping.

Refresh your memory, or learn UOSA's rich history in an old event called Dark Secrets. This historic value of the original event will help you during The Tainted Brew.


What is Honeymead?
Honeymead is a special quest item that will drop on monsters or spawn in chests in the current storyline locations and events.

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In December, you’ll be able to trade in Honeymead for special items. Any leftover Honeymead will be deleted (with fair notice), so please be sure to spend it before the deadline.

The rewards and deadlines will be announced a bit later in the event series.

How The Event/Storyline Works
The more people discover and share in Discord, the further the story will advance. In some steps, players will be rewarded for advancing the story with a special item they might uncover in their search for knowledge. Occasionally, NPCs will offer quests that will require you to take certain actions to earn a reward.

CHAPTERS
1. Raiders at Ocllo
2. Seized at Customs
3. The House of Bath
4. The Old Mead Warehouse of Nujel'm
5. Smuggler Activity
6. The Beekeeper’s Society of Vesper
7. Heftimus’s Passage
8. The Raider’s Mining Camp
9. The Invasion of Serpent’s Hold
10. Rumors from the Bulletin Board (Discord)
11. Raiders at the Orc Fort!
12. A Trip to the Palace
13. In Defense of Nujel'm
14. What's Next?


Raiders at Ocllo
(Ocllo Town Invasion Event)
An orcish army was spotted in the foothills south of Ocllo. This skirmish is taking place south of town in the wilderness.

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Lord British has issued a call to arms to keep the orcish army from overrunning the town! After the forces of good cleared the island of evil, suspicious barrels of mead were found in the woods south of town.

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Seized at Customs
(Vesper Beach Pirates & Orcs Invasion)

I have news to report from the officials at Vesper. The customs in Vesper intercepted multiple barrels of Mead at its ports.
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It's been a long time since we heard tales of the mind-controlling Mead that shook the world of Britannia and made adventurers rethink how they viewed ordinary objects throughout the world.

The raiding party that attacked Ocllo is believed to be involved with the Mead smuggling attempts at ports around Britannia.

Shortly after attacking Ocllo, the raiders showed up on Vesper beach and at the city ports of Vesper. Luckily, Officer Rudy and his armed guards seized the barrels, just in time! Taxpayer gold coins hard at work!

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The army of raiders traveled north of the beach and to the Buccaneer's Den Portal.

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The House of Bath
The House of Bath has reopened in Buccaneer's Den, they are well known for being involved with smuggling and have hidden tunnels all over. A map has been reportedly found detailing a trip from Nujel’m to the city of Vesper and off to Buccaneer's Den!

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The Old Mead Warehouse of Nujel'm
A large stash of Nate’s warehouse of mead remains locked up on the island of Nuje’lm, out of the hands of everyday criminals!

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Smuggler Activity
(Buc’s Den & Skull Island)

The smuggling tunnels under Skull Island provide safe passage for criminal activity going to and from the lost lands. It's believed that the Mead was smuggled through the tunnels.

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The Beekeeper’s Society of Vesper
Henry, the master beekeeper in Vesper has a quest for you. You must kill 15 orcish raid leaders and collect 50 jars of Honeymead.

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Heftimus’s Passage
The tunnels under Skull Island have been unlocked and lead you down a dark, wet passage filled with thugs and dangers of all kinds.

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In the center of the passage is an underground tavern and Inn for the criminals involved with this smuggling operation. The Crackin’ Skull is once again open for business!

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The Inn has plenty of beds available, a tribute to those villains from the past, and an escape hatch out to Skull Island.

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Finally, we have the northern side of the cave, a processing center for goods coming through the Smuggling Tunnel.

The Raider’s Mining Camp
The Smuggling Tunnels connect Skull Island to a mountain passage just north of Papua. Up the road, a raider camp was discovered outside the Fire Dungeon.

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The Invasion of Serpent’s Hold
The orcish raiders traveled through the Fire Dungeon, into the Port at Serpent’s Hold. Supplies were stolen and ships were sunk. The city soon fell to the orcish raiders. The battle waged on for three days until the orcish raiders fled into the night.

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The invasion was so bad, they even got into the city walls!

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When the battle ended, ships filled with Honeymead were seen sailing off into the distance.

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Where the Raiders will end up next is a total mystery. The delivery routes left behind at the mining camp may shed some light. You can be sure of two things, smugglers love tunnels and criminals are rotten.

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Rumors from the Bulletin Board
Shared via Discord
Brave adventurers from across Britannia have been scouring the lands, looking for those pesky mead-smuggling orcs and what do you know! A room of mead barrels was found at the orc fort just south of Cove.

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“While investigating the orc's suspicious activities of late, a brave bard stumbled upon a great store of mead. Just when he was about to take a small sip to ensure that it was the real stuff, an orcish barkeep jumped out of nowhere and started hurling punches and nasty words at the innocent investigator. He had no choice but to defend himself. No further clues were found at the scene, just a bunch of mead…” - Werther


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“In the meantime a much less brave treasure hunter was out looking for new holes to dig. In Nujel'm he stumbled upon a strange shovel. When he tried to pick it up an orcish miner flew at him from nowhere. He tried to defend himself with his spells but they did nothing because of some strange magic laws in this Godforsaken town. Desperately he started summoning animals to fend off the assailant. After two horses, a great heart and a polar bear he finally stood victorious!” - Werther


Raiders at the Orc Fort!
The reports of raiders gathering at the Orc Fort south of Cove turn out to be true! The little village of Cove is in need of any protection they can get. They have, once again, turned to the brave citizens of Britannia to save their butts! Bart has a quest for anyone willing to protect Cove.

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A Trip to the Palace

There have been reports of ships filled with orcs, pirates, and other criminal scum on their way to the island city of Nujel’m. It’s believed they are coming collect the barrels of Honeymead in their warehouse

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The reports of another smuggling tunnel have been confirmed on the northern end of the island. Could the Honeymead Cult be using the tunnel to safely take the Honeymead off the island?

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Head over to the Palace and look for Wayne, the Palace Armorer to see how you can help keep Lord Gatsby’s army maintain order.

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In Defense of Nujel'm
Wayne at the Palace in Nujel'm has been collecting gear and resources to supply the defense forces of the city of Nujel'm. The orcish raiders have taken parts of the city, but the line is being held! Guards have not fled the city!

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Wayne can be found in the basement under Lord Gatsby’s chambers.

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Wayne has a quest for you, and you may repeat it multiple times but the quest won’t be available after the forces push back the orcish raiders.

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Rumor has it, Lord Gatsby has a son, and his son is not fit for war. Pay Zoltan a visit to see how you can help him out in his dire situation.

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What's Next?
With the battle expected to come to an end tomorrow shortly after sunrise, the recovery effort can begin. Help the locals clean up their island, restore the outdoor market, and look for anything suspicious left behind by the orcish raiders.
Eat. Sleep. Ultima.

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Re: The Tainted Brew

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Don't let the sweet sweet taste of honeymead fool you, fellow Brittanians. These orc shenanigans must be stopped at all costs!

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There has been an update to the storyline. See the main thread for a Trip to the Palace.
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Re: The Tainted Brew

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Great quest so far!
Remember that you can also follow the quest on my youtube channel.
Here's the link to the videos!

Ocllo Invasion:
https://youtu.be/XDvyr81givo

Vesper raids:
https://youtu.be/uvS4LI9AIRs

Vesper beach turretting:
https://youtu.be/pdtRqK64XTI

Heftimus passage:
https://youtu.be/yc2qK7WVqvk

Cove events:
https://youtu.be/yc2qK7WVqvk

Cove orc fort turretting:
https://youtu.be/ZLv5ZXHz428

Nujelm Palace quests:
https://youtu.be/rQMXVhHKDls

Stay safe citizens of Britannia!

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Re: The Tainted Brew - FALL 2023!

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Updated! The battle in Nujel'm wages on, but is predicted to end by Monday morning, a little after server up. Get your quests started before then!
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