Luna has a new mysterious figure roaming the Rune Library. Mumbling of dreams and madness under their breath whilst paging through books, and tome after tome of magic, a wandering fool or is this dream a reality? It has been said they have visited the adventurers in their travels, but yet they seem to always appear deep in thought at the library, is that but a dream? Or could this be a waking nightmare... How do they hold onto such a weight around their neck... a weight perhaps otherworldly. Or perhaps the weight of knowledge. The ground has cracked as if an energy around the Rune Library folded within itself. A mysterious tree dripping with magical energy float above an endless pit. The surrounding fauna infected with a blight. Monsters and wraiths are seen inside the walls of Luna, how have they broken through the barricades? Did they come from below? The citizens of Luna are on edge, rightfully so. To arms against Duma or heed the warning of a maddened ghost like figure.... Maybe it is all a dream as Duma says, and we just need to go back to sleep, dreaming to wake. Even the town cryer seems to not be sure of their own reality anymore... Duma has been seen in Doom, but while adventurer's ignored their words, and focused on their winnings... Luna's ground began to shake. Portals have opened up and more vile creatures have begun to flood the inner walls. The shopkeepers have boarded up their shops only the Mayor and Town Cryer remain to call to arms heroes! The portals seem to be directly linked to the Rune Library as it has taken quite a turn with the ground seemingly becoming corrupted and seeping with evil magical energies. As adventurer's returned from Doom, the noticed the rune libraries gruesome appearance. Duma was there but with a snap, it was TWO... they Spoke but seemingly split: "The dream is pulling me again... I can only dream for so long before I too am asleep." The apparition of Duma disappeared in a dark portal, a one way dimension. and Deamons followed out perhaps chasing the dreams of those who were in Doom. The portal, may have been opened by Duma, yet, it was not Duma as there were two... The adventurer's fought hard and were able to fight the wave of Deamons. Then Duma re-appeared and spoke "Be gone dreams. Nightmares are meant to be slept" as they seemed to close the portal and returned to one form... Luna is still under siege, Duma back to their ramblings and reading through the tomes of the library! Duma spoke, letting the adventurer's ask three questions. But the adventurer's made jokes, and laughed at the mumbling mad spirit. The Rune library now has cracked even more and portals appear on the pentagrams inside the library itself! Monster after monster flew from the portals upon the adventurers. Until it was quiet, but the town still fighting back the other cracks forming! Today, Duma appeared to adventures. Their message and tone had changed. "I dreamt a nightmare. I never dream. Heed my warning adventurers...The Nightmares are becoming stronger. The power is too great. You must wake up! YOU MUST WAKE UP!!!!" As if they became lucid with fear? The library itself now has a new crack! New monsters flow into the streets! The blight is spreading! Duma still rambling in the library, more bothered than usual, perhaps because there are no heroes, only rats. Giant rats do seem to have appeared, as if manifested from a dream in Luna amongst so many other monstrosities from all over the worlds vilest places. But what is this? A clue? What does it mean? There was little time to decipher it as using magic in this area specifically gate and recall called an army upon the adventurers, Duma showing up briefly to... help? It is still unclear! It seems that since the adventurer's while making headway on figuring out the "ramblings" of Duma, Luna has felt it's first major crack in the rift. It is a hole so large, it swallowed over 6 houses! The rune Library seems to be becoming even more corrupted as well: This has mobilized the Sosarian guards to closed the gates to Luna for only the most brave adventurer's! The ensuing invasion of monsters from all over the lands has many confused, but could there be a reason why so many different monsters are invading one location? Does only Duma know!? We need your help! Head to Luna to stop these invasions! Can you stop them from doing more damage to the grand city of Luna? After the first wave of invaders from all over the land poured into Luna some adventurers, more than others, fought tooth and nail to keep it back. And for awhile it seemed quiet. But it seems with the adventurer's not getting closer to figuring out the origin of the rifts in the ground of Luna, another invasion has begun! Duma warned them, but they seem to be content picking up shop and sipping ale, while Luna burns! So again Luna's ground has cracked more with magic flowing out as freely as their ale. The library has almost become completely consumed, with the ground being torn apart around it, almost engulfing it. Even the library itself is becoming corrupted: It seems Luna may be lost. But perhaps there is hope still. Time will tell... Duma has been sighted warning inhabitants of the land again: Another shrine of sorts has also been located with burned runes all around it in Zento! It has to be a clue? Did Duma do this as they did with the Runebooks? After Wave after Wave of what seemed to be extreme champion spawns coming through the cracks of Luna, the citizens have banded to together to hire Surveyor John to move the coveted Rune Library before it may be too late. The catch? Surveyor John needs time to properly move all the runebooks and library in the midst of this disaster and has boarded it up so no one can enter while he works on it: To raise the funds Surveyor John has requested the citizens are being offered a special one time item (OOC: one per PERSON, IP, All Accounts) to help reach the goal before it is too late? Will this be enough? Have they given up? Once the library is moved, will they just let Luna burn? What does this mean for the rest of Sosaria? Duma seems to chosen to stay during de-construction rambling about the dreams still. After what seemed to be a stall in any movement and more cracks forming in Luna, the citizens have begun a council. Read all about it in the Weekly UOAlive Paper: https://uoalive.com/forum/index.php?threads/uoalive-weekly-newsletter-30th-may-2021.657/ But it seems a new road block has appeared in ending this nightmare, as men and their money are hard to separate. Surveyor John has condemned the Rune Library! However, this act of greed, has triggered a new invasion on Luna! Pirates have begun to raid the city walls! This nightmare truly is becoming a reality... The latest updates on Luna have been covered by the UOAlive Reporters. Here are the latest headlines! (read the entire articles at the links) https://uoalive.com/forum/index.php?threads/uoalive-weekly-newsletter-6th-june-2021.660/ https://uoalive.com/forum/index.php?threads/uoalive-weekly-newsletter-13th-june-2021.661/ The portals have dissipated, the library is almost ready to be moved, and the hoards of invasions seem to have stopped completely! As a result, many of the vendors and merchants have returned to Luna. What a turn of events following such a brutal invasion of undead stopped by the brave adventurer's of UOAlive. Is the dream over? Have we awoken? The destruction to Luna is still massive and will take a huge effort to fix, if it can be, but for now, respite... THIS IS AN ONGOING STORYLINE ON UOALIVE. THIS THREAD WILL BE UPDATED WITH NEW FINDINGS AS THEY SURFACE. YOU MAY POST BELOW ANY FINDINGS OR SIGHTINGS YOU MAY HAVE. THIS IS AFTERALL UO"ALIVE" AND YOUR STORY IS THE STORY. P.S. YOU CAN STOP THIS INVASION AS THE PLAYERS. IT IS NOT SET IN STONE HOW THIS ENDS. WE NEVER WANT TO LINEARLY TELL THE STORY IN THE WORLD THAT IS YOURS.