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This page should be called 'the Incomplete History of New Sosaria'.
Contains spoilers, useless info, plot, things past, present and future, unwritten quests and vague characters.
- 1 How New Sosaria Came to Be
- 2 Timeline
- 3 People
- 3.1 Lord Eggleton
- 3.2 Great Council of Wizards
- 3.3 Priesthood
- 3.4 Player->Personalities
- 3.5 Others
- 3.6 Baddies
- 4 Places
- 5 Races
- 6 Events
How New Sosaria Came to Be
Already explained in flowery english here: History of New Sosaria.
In the canon (ie OSI) version of events, Mondain's gem was shattered and destroyed. Each shard of the gem created an alternate picture of Sosaria with its own history and future. New Sosaria that we know in EUO is one of these shards. Its timeline co-exists with the canon history - it could be considered an alternate history or even a parallel universe.
So with the destruction of the gem came the creation of New Sosaria's own timeline, landscape, populace and version of events. The more time passes, the more the emerging history of New Sosaria diverges from the story chronicled in Ultima I-V and beyond.
The 3 digit number number is a year. 000 represents the creation of New Sosaria. (each RL day is 1 month EUO. There are 30 euo years in 1 RL year. Some of these timeline dates correlate directly with events in the creation of EUO)
- With the destruction of the shard of immortality in the Canon-universe, the EUO-verse is created with it's own timeline
- Lord Eggleton arrives through a moongate, befriends Oenishi, becomes benevolent ruler, proclaims himself lord
- Lord Eggleton defeats Mondain, possibly with help from a 'stranger'
- Kurzmord'ar, the last refuge of the dwarves, is invaded by giants, orcs, and minotaurs, and the dwarves are made nearly extinct
- Tanelorne discovered to the east and New Sosaria as we know it is charted for the first time
- Lord Eggleton decrees that there isn't enough 'virtue' and the shrines are created
- Patrick, Estorrath, Byron and Golwid part ways. Golwid assumes control of Kurzmord'ar (or some of it). Patrick moves to Bakyre (with his fortune). Byron and Estorrath move to Tanelorne.
- A shrine for the Codex is erected in the far Southeast of New Sosaria on an island, but Lord Eggleton does not yet raise the Codex.
- The Runic alphabet of Old Sosaria is dropped in favour of the English alphabet.
- Lord Eggleton is summoned away again and is yet to return.
- The lich Xile gets imprisioned in his own underground fortress.
- Kaswel Keep and the New Sosaria Library are completed. Nestor made head librarian.
- Council of wizards, as led by Estorrath, disbanded
- 004: Lord Broden's Keep is built.
- 009: Patrick elected Mayor of Bakyre.
- 030: Byron assumes control of Tanelorne, making himself a lord.
- 071: The 8 shrines to virtue are finally completed.
- 085?: Nordhaven Lighthouse completed and is quickly over run.
- 085?: Izumi Adventurers Guild hall becomes haunted.
Benevolant ruler or something; currently MIA in the canon-shard on a mission to rescue Lord British from the underworld. Rumour has it that he forgot the sandalwood box, and won't be coming back to New Sosaria any time soon.
Great Council of Wizards
While the council no longer exists there were 8 members, 7 of which can be found around New Sosaria and beyond.
Once the leader of the great council of wizards. Has a rivalry with Nestor of the library. Parts of his later life are well documented in his autobiography New Sosarian Cooking Adventures.
Henolazir aka Old Henry
Estorrath's older brother, likes fishing and isn't as silly as he seems. Another great wizard that was, he knows the cure for lycanthropy.
Resides now in Maeondir
Byron's advisor, mage, once on the council of wizards.
Found in Buccaneer's Den, insane
Made herself a lich, works at the Library, ex-girlfriend of Estorrath.
Nestor the Librarian
Nestor is in charge of the recovery of lost books, but he is probably also chief librarian. Among other things, he orders the 'recovery' of Estorrath's Journal (for reasons unknown), which contains nothing but recipes for 'dropped pie'. Other books he needs recovery of:
- Chronicles of Kurzmord'ar
- Beyond good and Evil
- Blood of the Fallen
- Estorrath's Journal
Broden is a NPC/player that is lord of Sosaria West. Complemented by Lord Byron, lord of Tanelorne (the east).
Lord of Tanelorne. Wife has died recently and until he gets his bronze statue of her, he remains sad. Has 3 advisors working for him: Oenishi the rogue, Virgil the Mage and Greyson the fighter. Used to run with Patrick, Estorrath and Golwid the minotaur king under Kurzmord'ar.
Byron's advisor, fighter.
Byron's advisor, rogue. This is the same Oenishi that Lord Eggleton first met when he stepped through the moongate and into Sosaria for the first time.
Nestor's younger brother and head librarian of the Bakyre Library. While he runs a smaller library than his brother, he has the same fascination with books and is wiser than he lets on. He is looking to recover the following books:
- The Emerging Underworld
Saldath, Zazaram & Titianna
In the spirit of the age, a mighty adventuring band set out to explore the newly created / accessible Underworld, to spread the Virtues across the whole of Sosaria. Amidst their number were the mage Zazaram, the warrior Saldath and his bride, the tinker Titianna. They had been at the forefront of clearing the Dungeons of dangerous creatures and pacifying the land. Their leader Saldath had created an order of Paladins and created many Keeps dedicated to the Virtues (eg Thantos Keep). Unfortunately, they discovered a sliver of the Shard of Hatred, guarded by many Balrons, in a fortress deep under the Underworld itself. Saldath, sensing great power in it, kept it, and his lover Titianna forged it into an amulet that gave him power over Hellspawn and martial prowess. Determined to use this force for good he and his companions sought to cleanse the Underworld. However, since the sliver is a conduit for the Shadowlords, his nature became slowly more and more extreme and fervent, his rage (which he still thought of as fervour for the Virtues) leading to a genocidal pogrom against all non-humans. His lover, Titianna, slowly became infected with blood lust as well, until she was transformed into a Vampire ... As their pogrom continued, they began to view the unvirtuous (in their now twisted eyes) as beneath human as well, and eventually sought to purge the whole of New Sosaria of those deemed 'unworthy'. Thus began a brief but bloody reign of terror, with many of the old towns levelled.
Although Saldath was finally defeated by Lord Eggleton McEye, his two adventuring comrades escaped, and still lurk amongst New Sosaria, hatching foul plots of revenge!
Titianna: good aligned NPC Vampire 70,37,62 (under ogre town)
Zazaram: quest target, Lich, 55 12,66 (under mountain pass, southern region)
Lord Percy, Sir Markham, Sir Larant
Members of the order of Paladins, founded by Saldath, had Thantos Keep as their base in the Mountain Pass. Whilst once a shining beacon of Valor in that part of New Sosaria, rumour has it that it has come under an evil influence. Sir Larant's ghost is still to be found there.
More on Lord Percy: Or more formally, Lord Percy Hestle-Weith, he was a member of the famous 'Adventuring Seven' who were explorers based at the University many years ago. Each member would set off each year with a team of graduates to find new wonders. Nothing is known of his current status, other than that he disappeared exploring the deserts of Tanelorne. The University is known to be seeking information about his whereabouts.
Sir Larant: blue ghost, 27,24,64 (mountain pass)
Lord Percy: blue ghost, 19,42,62 (under ogretown)
Sir Markham: blue ghost, 3,55,66 (mountain pass)
The mayor of Bakyre and an ex-adventurer and ex-rogue. Patrick is always willing to listen to the tales of other adventurers and will share a pint with almost anyone. However, don't be surprised if he tries to swindle you out of some gold in some manner of speaking.
A local Minotaur lord who's taken up residence in the old throne room of the once dwarven capital Kurzmord'ar. He's unseemingly amicable considering his hordes of minions will kill and eat any would be adventurer on sight. Old buds with Patrick, estranged from Byron and Estorrath.
Sin'Vrall, the demon in the desert
Once a student of Estorrath.
Although the Sliver of Hatred has been sealed away, the shadowlords are slowly trying to regain the victory they almost won. Although not really manifest yet (in that they can be defeated and temporarily banished by mortals) they are slowly regaining strength.
None are really named - tho the strongest is known as 'Dark Lord' found in Deja vu.
Others can be found in Lunacy, City of Shadows, Dead Forest, deep under Tangled Forest, Saggitarius
Towns worth mentioning?
Halforcs & Halftrolls
The result of what happens when orcs & trolls get into raping and pillaging.
Shadowfolk are the descendants of an ancient line of drow elves who were forced from their homelands and made their way to New Sosaria. The details of their emigration are sketchy but it is rumoured that at one point they made use of a double phase anomaly to help facilitate their escape. They never became fully established however, at least on the surface, as evidenced by their lack of villages or even encampments.
It's said that the draconian are the descendants of those humans that seduced or were seduced and bred with dragons when they were polymorphed as men.
Orcs & Goblins
Disappearance of the Dwarves
The dwarves last refuge, Kurzmord'ar, the Dwarven Capital, was overrun by nasties and the dwarves became extinct. The only remnants of the dwarves left in New Sosaria are their nasty green cousins, the gnomes, who are often mistaken for gremlins.
There is a book, Chronicles of Kurzmord'ar, referenced in one of the book quests, that details an episode of the invasion of this dwarven city.
The disappearance of the dwarves happened long before Goldwid got into Kurzmord'ar and started taking over. Infact, I'd be tempted now to convert the lower sections of Kurzmord'ar into some sort of non-hostile town, rather than just never ending baddies with Golwid in the middle. Golwid is some sort of happy mino and he should be leading by example. Maybe there could be a battleground or frontlines where there are good-aligned mino's spawning, fighting off ettins and the like ... Maybe the Royal Banquet and Meeting Hall could be the place for this neverending spawner battle!
The death of everyone in Whalebone
Apparently, according to Jocasta, a small party consisting of Jaana, Sentri and the Avatar gated in. Everyone caught some sort of weird-earth plague and died after the party visited the local brothel. Jaana cursed the mayor so that in death he would live on as a demi liche. Even the cows live on as zombies.
If Lord Eggleton is meant to be the Avatar in the canon version of events, it must be said that Lord Eggleton certainly wasn't a part of this merry band. This Avatar and this party would be from some other twisted shard/reality.
Or the Story/history of snowy Island could be updated/rewritten.