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Live Event - In the Shadow of Virtue: Rise of the Bane Chosen

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Live Event - In the Shadow of Virtue: Rise of the Bane Chosen
Bane Chosen forces are battling the Ophidians in the lost lands. Players may join either side and the faction will reward them for their help. Both sides are most appreciative of players who push back the front line of the enemy (look for the army battle flag to find the front line). Speak with the recruiters in each faction camp to find out what they are fighting about. For each point of loyalty that you gain with a faction at war, you will lose 3 points of loyalty with their enemy so it does not pay to switch sides often. “Peril bonus” is a bonus to loyalty gain (and loss) when other players are assisting the enemy army. Double clicking the flag at each faction’s front line will tell you the progress of the spawn. Special quests are available at the faction camp when players reach 2000 loyalty to that faction. Special rewards are available if players assist a faction in routing the other faction from the field, but be warned, these armies are stubborn and will return! Quests are not available while a faction is routed.

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Who are the Good guys?
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I was wondering if they were drawing from the next Ultima Games, namely Ultima 7. The second part of Ultima 7 was Serpents Isle where I believe the Ophidians were introduced. I also googled Bane and Ultima and she seems to be an acolyte associated with daemons or something.

I really need to play Ultima 7 and Ultima 8. Perhaps I'll do that while training boring skills in UO.

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They are both bad and scary so I think it's really up to you to choose sides:

Bane Chosen says Ophidians killed their families while Ophidians say they want peace with the humans and the Bane Chosen army attacked them unprovoked for their crystalline blackrock.

I'm planning on supporting ophidians with one char while joining the bane chosen with the other. Also, the "war chests" on the ground tells there are some rewards (possibly a cloak and a talisman, again, the third time since I saw some bags with relic frags inside so the reward system seems pretty much the same as the two other events before this one.)

The pitchers have cliloc errors on the Test Center by the way but thats already on the publish notes.

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Thanks to Nimuaq for the quick summary of each side's explanation of why they are fighting.

Can someone who has played on Test Center confirm if you gain or lose Karma from either side?

Karma isn't a perfect determinant of what's good and what's evil in the game, but it's a good start and it's among the better determinants we have.

Some of my fellow RPers like to ignore it, but I argue that we ignore it only at our peril.

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Here I documented all I find out so far: In the Shadow of Virtue - Rise of the Bane Chosen - UOGuide, the Ultima Online encyclopedia

..and a stupid relic fragment for defeating Ophidians on my own. My loyalty rating was below 2k when I received the reward, so it might effect the drop. (I saw a lot of bags with relic frags in it around the chests before too)

I gain a lot of karma for killing Ophidians while I was on Bane Chosen side and neither lose nor gain any karma for killing my fellow Bane Chosen recruits. The same way, I didnt lose any karma for killing Bane Chosen while I was on Ophidian side.

There are quests which I havent done yet (I got really bored and tired while raising by loyalty rating which is needed to be 2k to get the quests). They all require crystalline blackrock which you can gather while killing top level monsters of either side.

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Here I documented all I find out so far: In the Shadow of Virtue - Rise of the Bane Chosen - UOGuide, the Ultima Online encyclopedia

..and a stupid relic fragment for defeating Ophidians on my own. My loyalty rating was below 2k when I received the reward, so it might effect the drop. (I saw a lot of bags with relic frags in it around the chests before too)

I gain a lot of karma for killing Ophidians while I was on Bane Chosen side and neither lose nor gain any karma for killing my fellow Bane Chosen recruits. The same way, I didnt lose any karma for killing Bane Chosen while I was on Ophidian side.

There are quests which I havent done yet (I got really bored and tired while raising by loyalty rating which is needed to be 2k to get the quests). They all require crystalline blackrock which you can gather while killing top level monsters of either side.


Thank you.

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So far I think Galen's going to take the same course he took during the long-ago Orc/Savage scenario (The Savage Empire).

Decide both are threats, and kill them both equally.

The Bane may be human but they seem REALLY aggressive, and how long before they get to gargoyles or elves?

On GL we had an EM event cycle called "The Brothers of Valor," with the titular villains being a group of Human Supremacists, not unlike RL White Supremacists. So far the Bane seem very similar to them. Now, granted, Galen might also kill orcs and ophidians at will....But from that dialogue the Bane so far seems deliberately malicious, for malice's sake. I suspect they won't sit right with Galen when he meets them....Even if there's also no good reason to think the Ophidians suddenly want peace.

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So dumb question here? Is this just on test center for now or has it actually hit the shards?
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So dumb question here? Is this just on test center for now or has it actually hit the shards?


Test Center.

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The quest of the Bane Chosen is Dragon Food - UOGuide, the Ultima Online encyclopedia. So you can ride those Bane Dragons which look like blackrock Swamp Dragons but I havent tried yet.

I also think that it can be a great fun to fight with either side with a large group of RPers. It's just boring to fight alone (as always).

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That is the plan, just trying to pick the right side...

And you did an AMAZING JOB!
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Has anyone played Ultima 7 or Ultima 8? I played up to 6 and just obtained copies of the various parts of 7, thus I just began playing it. I wonder if the Banes have anything to do with the character Bane, who apparently makes an appearance in Ultima 8.

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This event sound very interesting. I look forward to it hitting production shards.

A big thanks to Nimuaq for gathering all that information on UOGuide.

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Has anyone played Ultima 7 or Ultima 8? I played up to 6 and just obtained copies of the various parts of 7, thus I just began playing it. I wonder if the Banes have anything to do with the character Bane, who apparently makes an appearance in Ultima 8.


I've played the whole series, and the info on the wiki is very much what you would call "long story short".

What they called "sorcery" in 8, which Bane taught to the avatar, would most closely resemble spellweaving in UO. I don't know that I would have called her evil, per se, but she was VERY ambitious. She did acknowledge, in the end, that the avatar was her better, but now that LB is out of the picture (ok, he has been for a while) now would be an ideal time for her to practice a little more self promotion. It's a hard call to tell if the two story lines are in any way related, though, as I haven't looked at what's happening on the UO side of things. I don't recall her having been aligned with any of the super-baddies like Minax, so I don't really see a tie in there.

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I like the event and there appear to be a lot of players on either side on my shard.

Not a huge fan of constantly losing loyalty points because the NPCs on "my team" keep attacking my pets, however.

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I hoped the party one is helping would stop to attack you when you hit 2k loyalty points. Isn't that the case?

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Prolly the Banites hate reptiles so much that they kill all on sight...

(so much for my logic if they attack Cusidhes)
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Prolly the Banites hate reptiles so much that they kill all on sight...

(so much for my logic if they attack Cusidhes)


My friends & I have done it with Cu sidhes & Greater Dragons, both sides attack pets and our friend who got to 2k first said they were still attacking his Greater even at higher point levels.

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this is prolly a test...

... for the real battle between Queen Dawn and the Gargoyle Queen.
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this is prolly a test...

... for the real battle between Queen Dawn and the Gargoyle Queen.


I hope not, there'd be next to no in-character reason for that, indeed no in-character reason at all, and it'd make certain things way too problematic.

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