Book and Candle?

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  1. Antos

    Antos Well-Known Member

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    I know I am getting old, but if memory serves me, didn't starting items for new players include a Book and a Candle in the old OSI Renaissance release?

    I would personally love a newbie-fied journal and candle... and it would be era appropriate, wouldn't it?
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    Pirul Well-Known Member

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    This I believe to be true. Not sure if for this era, but at least when I started playing Pre-T2A.
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    It was true for this era as well (and beyond). I remember those books fondly.
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    wylwrk Well-Known Member

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    faint memory but... I believe even here, inscription starts with a empty book that once written in, remains "newbied"
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  5. Zyler

    Zyler Well-Known Member

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    I believe Ive gotten a newbied candle, torch, or lantern on new chars
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    wylwrk Well-Known Member

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    HOW?

    I lost a newbied lantern gifted to me and haven't lived it down yet.
  7. Zyler

    Zyler Well-Known Member

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    was in bag
  8. That Guy

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    Different starting skills give different newbie items, all three skills need to be at least 20 I think. You can get all types of newbie items :)
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    All you need is 1 pt in a skill to get the item i think
  10. Antos

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    Below is a list of Newbie Items from the old T2A forum. So far, all of these items seem consistent with what we receive at character creation in UO Renaissance, but there are no books or candles mentioned anywhere. The thread also confirmed that all new characters started with the following:

    • 100 Gold pieces
    • book
    • candle
    • dagger
    • Clothing (random)
    I have confirmed that Scribes do start out with a single purple book in UO:R. I have written in it but I have yet to determine if it will be present upon resurrection. Still no sign of a candle or any other source of light as a newbie item, though.


    Alchemy - 3 each of 4 random Reagents, 5 Bottles, Mortar & Pestle, Robe (red)
    Anatomy - 3 Bandages, Robe (grey)
    Animal Lore - Robe (green), Shepherd's Crook [practice weapon]
    Animal Taming - Shepherd's Crook [practice weapon]
    Archery - 25 Arrows, Bow [practice weapon]
    Arms Lore - Random practice weapon
    Begging - Gnarled Staff [practice weapon]
    Blacksmithy - Half Apron (brown), random blacksmithing tool
    Bowcraft - 14 Boards, 5 Feathers, 5 Shafts
    Camping - Bedroll, 5 Kindling
    Carpentry -10 Boards, Half Apron (brown), random carpentry tool
    Cartography - Blank Maps, Sextant
    Cooking - Kindling, 3 Raw Birds, Flour Sack (full), Water Pitcher (full)
    Detect - Cloak (dark grey)
    Enticement - Random musical instrument
    EvaluateINT - None
    Fencing - Spear [practice weapon]
    Fishing - Fishing Pole, Floppy Hat (brown)
    Forensic - NONE
    Healing - 5 Bandages, Scissors
    Herding - Shepherd's Crook [practice weapon]
    Hiding - Cloak (dark grey)
    Inscription - 2 Blank ScrollsScribe
    Item ID - [practice weapon]
    Lockpicking - 5 Lockpicks
    Lumberjack - Hatchet [practice weapon]
    MaceFighting - Mace [practice weapon]
    Magery - 3 random First Circle Scrolls, 3 of each Reagent, Spellbook
    Meditation - Robe
    Mining - Pickaxe or Shovel
    Musicianship - Random musical instrument
    Parrying - Wooden Shield
    Peacemaking - Random musical instrument
    Poisoning - 2 Poison (Green) Potions
    Provocation - Random musical instrument
    ResistSpell - Spellbook
    Snooping - 4 Lockpicks
    SpiritSpeak - Cloak (Grey)
    Stealing - 4 Lockpicks
    Swordmanship - Longsword [practice weapon]
    Tailoring - 4 Folded Cloth, Sewing Kit
    Taste ID - 3 random Potions
    Tinkering - Half Apron (brown), random component, Tinker Tools
    Tracking - Boots (brown), Skinning Knife [practice weapon]
    Veterinary - 5 Bandages, Scissors
    Wrestling - Leather Gloves

    [edited on 12/24/16 at 10:00 est - reason list clean up]
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2016
  11. Alice Asteroid

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    At some point there had been talk of allowing clothing bless deeds to work on lanterns, torches, and candles.
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    #AllLightsMatter
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  14. Zim

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    I 100% remember the brownish/dark red newbie book. It was awesome. it fit so perfectly along with scissors and a dagger in the lower right corner of your backpack. The blue one does too, but its a bit bulky and I end up opening it on accident sometimes.

    The blue inscription newbie book is indeed newbied and will stay with you after death.
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  15. Antos

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    Hmmm... I was going to make that same joke earlier, but I thought, "No, no... that is too corny even for UO:R"

    That was an obvious overestimation, I now realize. :D

    You just made my day! (...and considering that it is Christmas Eve, that is kind of sad.)

    Still, this seems like a work-around means of acquiring one of two newbied items that ALL players should receive at character creation, in my opinion.

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