The Rat King - a PS quest (w/ pics!)

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  1. Lord Krake

    Lord Krake Well-Known Member
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    Greetings and good fortune to you all, UOR!

    Here is the account of the intense quest we did last night, run and hosted by P'S!

    Reminder: If you want to be contacted when we go on public quests, please sign up here so I know to message you in IRC!
    http://uorforum.com/threads/project-sanctuary-adventure-roster.14229/

    On with the story!

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    The air was.......airy. After a long drink of whiskey, Krake called on some adventurers as he contemplated this latest development.

    One by one they gathered at the Project Sanctuary Tower. A group of 9 showed up this time. Citizens of Stormhold and Village of Paws were both in the ranks along side PS.

    Krake explained that a contact of his, Bucklebones the sailor (whom they had worked with a few times before) let Krake know he was calling in a favor. Something about the Corruption.

    Previously, a mission had be sent to the hedge maze to deal with The Beast, who was corrupting the "gentle" folks of Wrong. The Beast was felled, and the land made clean..... or so they thought.

    Bucklebones wanted to meet at The Barnacle. So the party headed off to Minoc.


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    Upon getting to Minoc, they found Bucklebones at the tavern.

    After a rather interesting conversation (including wenches, apparently) Buckle came forward with the fact he was bitten by a rat. A large rat, as large as man! Some wilderness wanderer helped him get to safety.

    They all decided to seek out this wilderness man and see what he knew about the giant rats and the corruption.

    Yew was there next stop.



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    They arrived at Rat Valley and after a few moments a cry of HELP could be heard echoing through out the trees. A man on a horse rode up and requested aid! Of course, the party sprang into action.

    Talking to this man, he said he has been researching the corruption and how to stop its effects, as well as find its origin. He was close on both fronts.

    He required some supplies in order to process and antidote of some kind: 180 green hides, 120 feathers, and the breath of 10 deer native to these woods.

    But, before any of that could be gathered, the Spider Queen showed up once again to taunt and heckle the noble troupe! She was swiftly dealt with.


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    With her corpse still fresh in the cave, the supplies were being gathered.

    After not too long, all the supplies were gathered and brought to the wilderness man, including the 10 deer.

    What he did next was.......hard to explain. He uttered some words and directed a spell of some sort at the deer. Each of them breathed their last breaths into a glowing vial held by the man......but the deer still stood. The man ordered they all be killed! Immediately !!



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    The deer fell......and dissolved into the ground.

    The man then frantically asked for a gate to a alchemy work shop! Time was of the essence!

    After one shop did not have what he needed, they quickly found another with the tools he required. Luckily there was still time, and a vial of greenish liquid was concocted. Krake took hold of it and kept it safe.

    The man then told them about what he had discovered regarding the corruption......in all his research a phrase kept coming up time and time again:

    Beneath Compassion lies Corruption.
    Beneath Compassion lies Corruption.
    Beneath Compassion lies Corruption.


    Having already checked the Compassion Shrine, and finding nothing, the man was stumped.


    Then, however, Enna remembered that Britain is the City of Compassion........and it just so happened to have a sewer system.

    Off to Britain they went!!


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    In the sewers, the group found itself.

    Far too many rats, giant rats, and toads where occupying these very close, and slimy, quarters.

    Finding their way to an open area, with a few switches and a sign post that pointed to nowhere, the group took a break.

    However, while looking around, the vial of green liquid Krake held began to move and shake.....the liquid itself was frothing and writhing within its glass holdings!!

    The vial began to ooze and overflow, covering Krake's hand in putrid muck!

    "THROW IT!!" the group yelled in horror!


    Krake threw the vial, which shattered on the wall....... and then.....

    THE RAT KING revealed himself and his Royal Rat Guard!



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    This was NOT an easy battle for the seasons warriors. Flashes of light and magic ripped through the air, steel and iron clashed into flesh and bone, poison most foul infected nearly everyone......many fell and lay dead for what seemed like hours, to be called back from the Void, only to be slain once again!

    Hours of attack, retreat, healing, counter attack and finally holding ground.

    And at long last, the Rat King and his guard were slain. The stink........was otherworldly.


    It was time to take what meager loot they could carry and leave this accursed throne room.



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    Tattered and weary, but able to claim the victory of the day, the kingslayers took in the air of Britain. They might never know the festering hell that was just beneath them, and that was halted. But that is the burden a hero must face sometimes.


    As they parted ways, the party shook hands and grasped shoulders, hoping that this was the last they would see of the Corruption.



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    Until next time! Thanks everyone for taking time to come out and be a part of this!

    We will see you all soon.

    Till next time.

    ~Krake
  2. Dr Satan

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    Was so much fun!
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  3. Alice Asteroid

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    It's a good thing Jupiter filled the Paws Rune Library up with riddles or else I wouldn't have remembered that about Britain. You see, the runebook we use has all of Britannia's towns listed by their corresponding virtues and not their names - heaven forbid! - that would be too easy!
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  4. Keza

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    Two thumbs up man! These events are always awesome
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  5. Fullmetal

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    Had a blast!!! Was super fun.

    I stand by what I said... wenchs! I mean wenches! (My grammar and spelling go out the window late at night lol.)
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  6. PaddyOBrien

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    Great story!
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    After being hurriedly summoned a band of friends and allies gather.

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    The band meets a very sick pirate with a cryptic story.

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    Into the Valley of Rats the party ventures.

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    A man the party saved from a pack of rat men informs us of a kind of plague bubbling up around Britannia.

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    The man the party encountered in the valley claims to have a way to create a cure but first he needs ingredients. One of them? Rat hide.

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    The group pauses to plot their next action and consider a riddle.

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    Ingredients collected the party rushes to an alchemy shop to mix up a potion.

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    The party's bard sings a song of Lady Enna's great knowledge which solved the riddle and lead to the source of corruption.

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    "Beneath compassion lies corruption."

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    With the 'Rat King' and his loyalists defeat, his poisonous plot thwarted and people of Britannia saved the party celebrates! Huzzah!
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  8. Zyler

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    Great adventure!
    Kudos and many thanks Krake!!!



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  10. Fullmetal

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    HAHA! It caught me saying "drink it"! :p

    *Awaits the day of Krake's demise, and the rise of the new king Maehix!*
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  11. Lord Krake

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    @wylwrk Holy cow man!! What a great video. Thanks a TON for making that.

    Loved the extra editing you did to it. The Balrog fade in, the Conan speech, the Chrono Trigger victory theme! And was the other sound bite from Age of Empires, near the end?

    Anyway, loved it, thanks a lot.!
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  12. Fullmetal

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    No comment Krake?
  13. Lord Krake

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    @Fullmetal

    This my response. This will always be my response!!

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  14. Fullmetal

    Fullmetal Active Member
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    Lol, I miss that show.
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  15. Tom the Immortal

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    Looks like lot of fun
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  16. Erza Scarlet

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    Indeed, player run events are usualy a lot of fun here Tom.

    I was too tired to join, but the screenshots are looking great.
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  17. Fireball

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    Very nice. And thank you for stopping by our Moonglow shop! :)
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  18. Alice Asteroid

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    I brought us there because you used to have a cities runebook, I thought? Couldn't find it, though!

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