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The Oceania Player Events Network (OPEN) strives to enhance Community on Oceania by supporting and running player events.
We support members who wish to run events under the OPEN banner by offering advice, tools and manpower for running their events.
The guild is open to anyone who wishes to support or run events as desired. There are no contribution requirements of members.
OPEN promotes all Oceanian Events (whether OPEN or otherwise) by both advertising and also rewarding members who attend, thus encouraging overall shard participation.

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Lady Kat's Birthday Party!

539355184_Inactive, Mar 9, 08 4:29 PM.

It was a delightful Sunday afternoon and guests were beginning to arrive at the dungeon home that was to house Lady Kat's Birthday celebrations. It was wonderful to see so many recognisable faces, including Sexy Jo, Lihan, Wild Rose, Lair Spirit, Warloq, Lady Joyce, Kizukai, Johan, Teeshy, Quintarias, Cadelin, CheShirE Smile and of course Lady Kat herself! Everybody has also brought their own pet cat, as we had advised they would be needed for the games.


Guests, in their robes, receive information about the afternoon.

Over the mewing from the feline guests, Cymoril welcomed everyone as Katlene gave each party-goer a bag with a sunny yellow robe and a book. Cymoril explained the books were for everybody to write their own poem, verse or otherwise creative message in honour of Lady Kat. Lady Kat pointed out that flattery was greatly encouraged, as she would be the one judging it.

But first, it was time for a game called "Kuriosity" which was very simply some questions about Lady Kat, so that everyone could get to know a bit more about her. There were eight questions and Teeshy somehow managed to answer FOUR of them correctly, and faster than anyone else! A prize was awarded to her, and also to Kizukai, who answered three correctly, almost just as amazing. Teeshy mentioned she had been studying Lady Kat from afar.

After that, it was up to the roof for a game of "Cat Escape". The way this worked was that each cat had to enter a teleporter area and when their owner called them, they would skulk within this area, bouncing off teleporters until they were eventually either teleported OUT, or teleported into the winner's pen. We played a few rounds to determine the winners, and they were as follows: Lair Spirit (cat: Stealthy Spirit, first), Lady Joyce (cat: Joyce Kat, second) and Teeshy (cat: Merry Christmas, third).


The cats leap around the teleporters in the second round.

We then took a short break and headed to the dungeon/torture chamber, where guests saw four bodies splayed out on the floor. Katlene divided everybody into four teams and the rules of Torture Chamber Trivia were explained...

Each team had their own victim, who they had to torture into providing information about the location of his loot. Each team's victim had a different location to divulge. UO Trivia questions were then asked, and whoever was the first correct to answer could choose a body part to be removed from their team's victim, and the victim would give a clue as to the wehereabouts of his loot. The correct answerer could then have a guess at the location, before the next question would be asked.


Torture Chamber Trivia!

All teams did very well, but it was team three who proved their powers of interrogation were second to none, as when Lair Spirit finally asked that we rip their victim's head off, they had enough information and Lair Spirit announced the location of their victim's loot was indeed the Adventurer's Needle (Tailor Shop) in Jhelom. Prizes were awarded to all members of the team: Lair Spirit, Warloq and Lady Joyce.

We headed back to the foyer/theatre and it was time for the cake! Katlene placed a delicious purple cake on display and then we all joined in a chorus of Happy Birthday before Katlene "sliced" the cake, giving some to everyone there.


Guests sing along to Happy Birthday for Lady Kat.

Our bellies full, guests were now ready with their Odes to Lady Kat. Those who were willing read theirs aloud on stage, and a couple preferred just to pass their books directly to Lady Kat to read. All declared their affection for Lady Kat, with some very well-chosen words, and then Lady Kat announced the winners: Kizukai (first), Quintarias (second) and Lair Spirit (third).


Kizukai performs his prize-winning poem.

The party was over, and Lady Kat, being the important personage that she is, had to take her leave to attend to other matters. She thanked everybody for attending, and some of us thought we saw her smile, though that may have been due to the barrage of flattery just prior. As she left, guests were reminded to sign the bulletin board guestbook, which was compiled into a book and later, presented to Lady Kat as a keepsake.

The Oceania Player Events Network would like to thank everybody who attended to help make this party successful, and disruption-free! Special thanks to Lady Kat for allowing us the opportunity to honour her in this way!

Oceania Olympic Games: Summary 29th Jan - 6th Feb

539355184_Inactive, Feb 6, 08 6:16 AM.

Oceania Olympic Games: Summary 29th Jan - 6th Feb

It's been another week or so of fun and games in Oceania as the Olympic Games have continued with the Track & Field, Survival, Tailoring and Stealing Events. The medal tallies have sure changed a lot, and it's looking unmistakably like a foregone conclusion at this late stage of the game.

It's not to late to join in, though, to see if you can win a medal for your favourite City, or for yourself! So without further ado, here are the latest results...

Medal Tallies as at 6th February:

And the individual events...


TRACK & FIELD
GOLD - Chief Y (Skara Brae)
SILVER - Ereon (Minoc)
BRONZE - Lord Lionheart (Britain)


Contestants pass one of the invisible checkpoints.

The Track & Field event was essentially a Cross-Country footrace. Contestants were given Olympic-Grade Running Shoes, dyed to match their City Colours, and were then taken to the beginning of the track. The track was to be run on foot, and contestants had to traverse dirt road and swamp terrain before they would arrive at the finish line in Britain. There were invisible checkpoints along the way, where hidden OPEN staff would check all contestants were on foot, on track and not recalling.

Competitors: Chief Y (Skara Brae), Walter/Ereon (Minoc), Lord Lionheart (Britain), Don Quan (Trinsic), Queen Aglaranna (Magincia).


SURVIVAL
GOLD - Chief Y (Skara Brae) Best time: 3m14S
SILVER - Queen Aglaranna (Magincia) Best time: 5m10S
BRONZE - Chivato (Trinsic) Best time: 5m29S


Chief Y lights the fire, completing his campsite.

The Survival event was fairly simple. Contestants had to duplicate a campsite setup, in traditional here's-one-we-prepared-earlier style. One at a time, Competitors laid out the items as supplied, to match the adjacent site. Once complete, contestants lit their campfire, signalling they were done. Any errors in their design cost them a 30 second time penalty.

Competitors: Chief Y (Skara Brae), Queen Aglaranna (Magincia), Chivato (Trinsic).


TAILORING
GOLD - Chief Y (Skara Brae)
SILVER - Queen Aglaranna (Magincia)
BRONZE - Lord Lionheart (Britain)


Spectators watch as the Tailors furiously sew and snip!

Here, the five entrants were led to their sewing rooms via holes in the roof, and once settled, set up their own vendors to display their soon-to-be-made outfits. The instructions were to create six items, with the following attributes:

1 x item with 12% Physical
1 x item with 12% Fire
1 x item with 12% Cold
1 x item with 12% Poison
1 x item with 12% Energy
1 x item with 3 x matching resists

They could only craft leather items from the "Leather Armor" menu of the Sewing kit, or Cloth hats from the "Hats" menu. Naturally, they were given sufficient leather and cloth to craft with. Chief Y (on A.D.I.D.A.S) was first to finish, after having great difficulty with his final piece, and the three others that were left (Lady Kat had to leave early) then had a mini "sew-off" to decide Silver and Bronze.

Competitors: Chief Y (Skara Brae), Queen Aglaranna (Magincia), Lord Lionheart (Britain), Lady Kat (Skara Brae), Dar (Magincia)


STEALING
GOLD - Chief Y (Skara Brae)
SILVER - Lord Lionheart (Britain)
BRONZE - Dar (Magincia)


Competitors madly follow the Victim!

It was the first test of the Feluccan Olympic Arena and contestants were gated directly inside the heavily-fortified walls. Registrations were taken, and the rules were explained. The thieves had to follow an overloaded pack horse, named "Victim of Theft" and steal as much as they could in ten minutes. At the end, the total weight stolen by each contestant was added, and the heaviest weights stolen overall took the medals.

Competitors: Chief Y (Skara Brae), Lord Lionheart (Britain), Dar (Magincia), Queen Aglaranna (Magincia), Takami Tuyarruum (Moonglow).


Thanks to everyone who has supported and continues to support OPEN and the Oceania Olympic Games! There are only four more Events to go, so stay tuned for the final report!

OPEN EVENT: Valentine's Day Bag Art Contest

539355184_Inactive, Jan 25, 08 6:57 PM.



alling all creative and artistic individuals!
To celebrate Valentine's Day in Oceania, we're holding a Valentine's Day Bag Art Contest! Make your most creative Valentines-themed design in a backpack or pouch, ready for display and judging! All entries will be displayed at our Olympic Arena, to allow others to see the Art, and to allow our judges to score your entries. We have some great prizes up for grabs...

FIRST PRIZE: 500,000 gold
SECOND PRIZE: 200,000 gold
THIRD PRIZE: 100,000 gold


Entering
• Each entry must be in a "backpack" style bag.
• You may enter as many times as you like, as winners will be scored on merit.
• Entries will be judged in 2D, so we suggest you create your work in Legacy client.
• Once you have created your masterpiece, contact either Cymoril or Digger McTaggart by ICQ (Cymoril 8-239-243, Digger 371-105-650) or Stratics PM with your contact details, or look for us in game!
• Entries must be submitted to us in game by end of 9th February to be eligible.
• You must advise us if you would like your entry returned to you at the completion of the contest.

Judging
• An impartial judging panel will determine the final winners.
• Voting will be available on this Stratics forum from 10th-13th Feb, and the three winners will be determined from the top five voted here.
• Entries will be scored and judged based on creativity/originality, relevance to theme and overall effect.
• All entries will be judged in 2D, so we recommend designing your masterpiece in 2D.

What is Bag Art?
For those who aren't aware, "Bag Art" is the art of arranging items in a backpack to create an artistic effect, such as a picture or scene. You can use any UO items to create this. Coins and gems work well for colours, but you're not limited to "dot" drawings. Below are some examples, taken from a previous Stratics Contest (see here for more).


(Snowflake, by Atlas of Sonoma)


Fire Breathing Dragon, by VasaGGo of Catskills)

Remember this contest is for Valentine's Day, so we need Valentine's Day Themed designs! Winners will be announced in game after the Conjuring Olympic Event (14th February, approximately 7:45pm) at the Olympic Arena in Malas, and posted on Stratics afterward.



So what are you waiting for? Get designing now!

OPEN EVENT: Barbed Kit Auction 16th March

539355184_Inactive, Jan 24, 08 9:41 PM.

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When: Sunday 16th March, 2pm AEST
Where: TBA (watch this space)

What's a Barbed Kit Auction? No, we're not auctioning off Barbed Runic Kits. What we WILL be doing is crafting armour pieces with a barbed runic kit, and then selling them all at a NO RESERVE Auction!

Our crafter, naturally, has Legendary Tailoring and Grandmaster Arms Lore, to ensure the best possible pieces!

Each piece will be crafted live at the Auction, and then sold, before the next piece will be crafted. You never know what will be next! We will be blowing two barbed runic kits during the auction, so that's THIRTY armour pieces in total that will be for sale.

There's a chance we may craft the most ideal piece of armour for your character, so don't miss out!

Olympic Games Summary: 19th-23rd January

539355184_Inactive, Jan 24, 08 5:47 AM.

Oceania Olympic Games: Summary 19th-23rd January

It's been an exciting week of the Olympic Games, with a lot of changes in the medal tallies for both players and cities. DJ Urlacker has been broadcasting each event live on Whispering Rose Radio, and his exciting commentary and musical accompaniment has certainly made for some interesting events! We've now played ten of the eighteen events, so we've passed the halfway mark!

There's still plenty of excitement to be had, however, and the Games resume on Tuesday 29th January with Track & Field (Cross Country), so be sure to join us to compete or spectate. Now for some results...

Medal Tallies as at 25th January

And the individual events...


EQUESTRIAN
GOLD - Chief Y (Skara Brae) Best time: 1m 4s
SILVER - Lady Kat (Skara Brae) Best time: 1m 11s
BRONZE - Johan (Jhelom) Best time: 1m 23s


Bird traverses the tricky suspended course.

The Equestrian Event took place on a specially-built track. Competitors had to complete the track (while mounted) in the shortest time to win. The track was essentially made up of two levels: The lower level was a simple grass and step track, whereby contestants earned a "fault" (adding three seconds to their time) each time they went off-course or stepped on a black goza. The upper level was a suspended track, where falling off was its own penalty, but stepping on the black goza still cost players the three second penalty.

Competitors: Bird (Yew), Chief Y (Skara Brae), Johan (Jhelom), Lady Kat (Skara Brae), Lourd (Moonglow), Nakita (Moonglow), Queen Aglaranna (Magincia)


TAMING
GOLD - Lady Kat (Skara Brae)
SILVER - Chief Y (Skara Brae)
BRONZE - Nameless (Magincia)


Lord Canute kills the animals as they are led to the Slaughtering pen.

The aim of this event was to earn 101 points by taming from a list of available creatures with set point values. Here were the creatures that could be tamed and the point values for each:

Pts Creatures
10 Great Heart, Grizzly Bear, Gaman, Bull
15 Scorpion, Frenzied Ostard, Imp, Giant Beetle
20 Dragon, White Wyrm, Nightmare, Bake Kitsune
25 Hiryu, Reptalon, Cu Sidhe, Rune Beetle

Competitors had to bring in the creatures one at a time, and once they were tallied, they led them to the slaughtering pen before releasing them so that Lord Canute could bludgeon them to death with his mace. Animal rights activists were advised to keep away during this event.

Competitors: Bryson Fox (Britain), Lady Kat (Skara Brae), Lauren (Britain), Ma (Trinsic), Nakita (Moonglow), Nameless (Magincia), noX (Skara Brae)


GRAND PRIX GARDENING
GOLD - Queen Aglaranna (Magincia)
SILVER - Lady Kat (Skara Brae)
BRONZE - Aria (Yew)


It's a race against time in Grand Prix Gardening!

Contestants had to race to plant a seed in a bowl. Sounds easy enough, right? Except that the four components needed for this (bowl, dirt, water and seed) were scattered in crates and chests in our garden, and these were locked! Each competitor was given a keyring with a set of four keys, which would open the four containers they would need to complete their own planted seed. The first three to return to Digger with their planted seed claimed the medals.

Competitors: Aria (Yew), Becky Lee (Moonglow), Blossom (Moonglow), Fib (Minoc), Gohan (Jhelom), Lady Kat (Skara Brae), Lexise (Yew), Lover Boy (Minoc), Queen Aglaranna (Magincia)


FISHING
GOLD - Lady Kat (Skara Brae)
SILVER - Blossom (Moonglow)
BRONZE - Beach (Britain)


Competitors begin fishing for gold!

In this event, entrants were required to catch a set combination of things and return them to Digger first to win. Of course, to ensure no-one had come prepared with fish in their pack, we took everyone to Felucca first for a good snooping. Once this was done, it was off to Blanche Island, the ideal remote fishing spot! Contestants had to catch the following: One plain fish facing each direction (four in total), two of the four 'scattered' fish types (highly peculiar, truly rare, wondrous or prized), and two different types of footwear.

Competitors: Beach (Britain), Becky Lee (Moonglow), Blossom (Moonglow), Lady Kat (Skara Brae), Popeye (Magincia), Queen Aglaranna (Magincia), Walter (Minoc)


Thanks to everyone who has supported and continues to support OPEN and the Oceania Olympic Games! And thanks to Lady Kat for her fantastic report on the earlier events!


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Guild Rules:
There is only one rule: respect others.
This means both guild members and non-guild members. You will be warned and/or removed from the guild if you behave in an anti-social manner, which includes but is not limited to: disrupting any player events, non-consensual killing of guild members, or any other behaviour which may be considered offensive (such as frequent extreme language, verbal abuse, prejudice).

About the Guild:
• The guild has no "leader" as such and is run by Committee.
• A "Community Points" (CP) system is in place, whereby members are rewarded for attending, running or supporting events.
• All are welcome into the guild, unless two or more Committee members have good reason to deny membership. An explanation will always be given if your membership is denied or if you are "kicked" from the guild.


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ICQ: 59-614-077


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