PaxLair 20th Anniversary January 19 - 20, 2018

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    A celebration of our 20 years together, to be celebrate in UO, SOTA and outside game gatherings. Wanted to reserve the date

    Details to follow

    @Winfield
     
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    We will be celebrating in UO on Friday night the 19th with in game event, streaming and the use of ZOOM to connect with folks.
    We will be celebrating in SOTA Saturday the 20th, with in and game and out of game gatherings.

    Out of game will use the 4 SOTA Meet-ups (@WrathPhoenix and DC Metro will be online and operating by then) and using Zoom to connect the meetups where we will have a lot of interaction. We will be using NBNN's Zoom room (which holds up to 100 folks). We are planning on a SOTA cloak (no cost as we are not fund raising, so gotta be there is the plan), which can only be gotten by being live in the meetups/Zoom. And a Commemerative PaxLair Coin being developed by @Ashlynn [Pax] and @Sir Frank . There will be a cost associated with the coin, but only to cover expenses, no profit being made at all.

    More details to follow as we pull this together. Any inquiries please PM me.
     
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    PaxLair 20th Anniversary details for Ultima Online & Shroud Of The Avatar


    The 20th Anniversary is almost upon us! This is two decades - quite a run.
    Soon enough we'll be able to express it in generation.

    This Anniversary will run from Jan 15th thru Jan 19th (actual anniversary date) and on Jan 20th in SOTA

    All events will start by gathering at Tea House in PaxOku, Chesapeake, Ultima Online

    January 15th Monday
    8:00 PM - PaxLair Anniversary kickoff speech by Governor Winfield @ PaxLair Mage Tower. (Teleport tile from PaxOku Tea House)
    9:00 PMish - Corgul Run/s - NANOC, Dragons Watch

    January 16th Tuesday
    8:30PM - Ashlynn[PaxR]
    9:30PM - Ice House Race - Violet Darkthorn[Cah], Nidaros

    January 17th Wednesday
    7:00PM - Ice House Race - Violet Darkthorn[Cah], Nidaros
    9:00PM - Let's Make A Deal - Violet Darkthorn[Cah], Nidaros

    January 18th Thursday
    8:00PM - Sleeping Dragon Spawn Run - Pameleigha[CAT], Casandreal
    9:00PM - Chutes & Ladders - Phoenix[DWxC], Dragons Watch

    January 19th Friday
    8:00 PM - PaxLair Anniversary Black Tie Dinner.@ PaxLair Mage Tower. (Teleport tile from PaxOku Tea House)

    https://zoom.us/j/3995307038 - this is NBNN’s ZOOM service – you can test anytime, even screen sharing.


    This may again be edited for any new events when added.


    January 20th Saturday in SOTA

    10 AM CT/NBT at the PaxLair Tavern

    Informal dance party ~ Words from some folks ~ Music by Avatars Radio's @Amber Raine ~ Streaming by @Lazarus Long ~ Church Service to follow

    https://zoom.us/j/3995307038 - this is NBNN’s ZOOM service – you can test anytime, even screen sharing.


    Any questions or comments please get in touch with me @Sean Silverfoot



     
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    Such a monumental achievement! Congratulations, PaxLair!
     
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    Hail and well met everyone. This is a copy of the book handed out at the Opening Ceremony of the PaxLair 20th Anniversary.

    Title; PaxLair 20th Anniversary
    by; Governor Winfield

    PaxLair 20th Anniversary
    January 15-19, 2018

    (founded on January 19, 1998)

    PaxLair was founded on January 19, 1998 in a meadow West of the Compassion
    Shrine on Felucca. Throughout its history it served with other player-towns
    to help communities and people work together. In the old days before Trammel
    PaxLair was a vibrant crossroads for good, neutral and evil. It is blessed by the gods with many unique indoor and outdoor features. On November 11, 1998
    Lord British himself visited PaxLair City to honor the city founders.
    PaxLair is the oldest continuously running "player-town" on the Chesapeake
    Shard.
    Today PaxLair is a Stathood of four wonderful cities: PaxLair City, Dragons Watch, Nidaros and PaxOku.
    Each city is unique and brings different wonders to the realm through citizens
    allies and friends.
    PaxLair is based on the tenets of Peace, Neutrality and Roleplaying.

    Event Schedule:
    All events will start by gathering at Tea House in PaxOku.

    January 15th Monday
    8:00 PM - PaxLair Anniversary kickoff speech by Governor Winfield @ PaxLair Mage Tower. (Teleport tile from PaxOku Tea House)
    9:00 PMish - Corgul Run/s - NANOC, Dragons Watch

    January 16th Tuesday
    8:30PM - Ashlynn[PaxR]
    9:30PM - Ice House Race - Violet Darkthorn[Cah], Nidaros

    January 17th Wednesday
    7:00PM - Ice House Race - Violet Darkthorn[Cah], Nidaros
    8:00PM - Mining Mayhem - Marge[TPN], Nidaros
    9:00PM - Let's Make A Deal - Violet Darkthorn[Cah], Nidaros

    January 18th Thursday
    8:00PM - Sleeping Dragon Spawn Run - Pameleigha[CAT], Casandreal
    9:00PM - Chutes & Ladders - Phoenix[DWxC], Dragons Watch

    January 19th Friday
    8:00 PM - PaxLair Anniversary Black Tie Dinner.@ PaxLair Mage Tower. (Teleport tile from PaxOku Tea House)
     
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    congratz on your Anniversary... 20 years is truly a great achievement... :)
     
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    Huzzah PaxLair!!!
     
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    Huzzah! Please add these events to public calendars :p
     
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    Happy 20th anniversary Paxlair! Thank you for the great time all these years.

    - From your friends in Dara Brae
     
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    Thanks for coming to the PaxLair 20th Anniversary everyone!

    Here is the speech I gave in PaxLair, SotA today:

    It is SO GREAT to see so many friends here today!
    I have a short speech for everyone. I hope you have a moment to listen.

    Hail everyone! I am Winfield, the Governor of PaxLair.
    I'm an old man and fisherman.

    I'd like to tell you a little about PaxLair of old and new.

    20 years ago today, a guild called The Band found an open meadow on Chesapeake in Ultima Online.
    This Old Britannian Guild members built houses as the land was plentiful; first a Saloon and a Forge.
    In this New Britannia here, it is a bit like we've done over the past few years ... settlers first.

    In Old Britannia, many friends and enemies heard about our little encampment; they came to live there or kill us.
    It was a ruthless time in our history. One that needed strength and diplomacy so early in that Realm.
    The little meadow became a quick hot-spot of activity with more than 300 people, so it needed a name.
    Thelorn, The Band Leader named it "PaxLair" for "Peace Place".
    PaxLair quickly became known as a place to expect an open hand and a place to rest
    as long as one came in peace.

    Notice that PaxLair is not a guild, and never has been. We maintained The Band guild, even as we started a town.
    PaxLair is a town, later a Statehood of towns, and always a community of people
    from many guilds, alliances, and individuals who come to PaxLair.

    Our success with PaxLair in Old Britannia drew the interest of the leader of our realm.
    Lord British himself visited our Mage tower in 1998 and honored us with a plaque above the Mage tower door.
    It is still there today as a reminder of what we can achieve together.

    Over the years, we grew to connect with additional towns in UO and PaxLair became a Statehood.
    Key cities of the Statehood and the Alliance are PaxLair City, Dragons Watch, Port Baldmor,
    Nidaros, PaxLane, PaxOku, Pitmuck, Gyldenfeld, Aryslan, and Casandreal.
    Not all cities have survived to this day yet their history lives on within us.

    20 years is a long time to keep anything going and it is not the result of one or two people.
    It is the result of starting and continuing an idea that works.
    In this case, for people to fully participate in a community that fosters and inspires
    respect, camaraderie, compassion, fun, and a sense of worthiness.
    PaxLair people are true friends inside and outside the Realm
    and a shining example of how people can work and play together with trust and dignity.

    Outside this realm our friendship and dedication to each other is very strong.
    We rejoice when someone achieves and care when someone is in need.

    We also grieve together when the unthinkable happens, and it does happen.
    Two years ago we lost our wonderful friend Ozog Giantfart. We still miss him today.
    Yet Pitmuck lives on strongly without him. Why?
    Because Ozog inspired people to be silly, have fun, relax, and care for each other.
    The Pitmuck Effect touches us all. We thank Ozog for helping create the Pitmuck Effect.
    To Ozog!!

    Also close to home, we recently had another event ... one much more joyous.
    We rejoice that NANOC and Phoenix were legally married outside the Realm
    by His Majesty Lord British himself at the UO 20th Anniversary event.
    Many of us witnessed that historic day and ceremony realizing that we are not just friends...
    We are all family.
    This perhaps is the PaxLair Effect that all of us enjoy and feel,
    that we support, share, and encourage each other every day without question.
    To NANOC, Phoenix, and our enduring family!

    Our lives here continue on past this 20 year mark with strength and spirit.
    PaxLair in Old Britannia continues to adventure, meet new people, and remain the basis of PaxLair.

    PaxLair in New Britannia is emerging along a new path as well.
    We entered New Britannia via a small town called Valemark several years ago. Many of you remember those days.
    Now, we have a large town here and several other towns connected to make up PaxLair in total.
    Thus again, PaxLair is not a guild, we are a community of towns, people, guilds.
    We reside in this area near the quiet Brisach River.

    I can assure you we bring many of our values from Old Britannia with us to New Britannia.
    Peace, Neutrality, Roleplaying are our tenants with Respect as our number one rule.
    We celebrate 20 years of these values and I thank you all for joining us today.

    May the Fish be with Us, and Dragonspeed to Us All!
    *bows*
     
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    If you missed it :)

    Enjoy.

    Laz
     
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    Congrats again on the anniversary PaxLair!!
     
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    Congrats, Paxlair!!! Sorry I missed the party. Here's to 20 more!
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    Sean's speech today, place was packed, Thanks to all who came and those that also donated to Aerie Fund for the limited PaxLair 20th Anniversary cloak. It sholud be ready for R51!

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    It started with my journey from a small vale outside Yew called Tenakill, home of TFS, The Fellowship, traveling down the main road from Yew to Britain. My intent was to attend a gathering at a place called Luigi's Pizzeria in a town called PaxLair. I enjoyed an evening of readings and song and helped defend when a raid of bandits, killers known for their red status happened.

    That single journey started the me on a long road of adventure and commadrie with the citizens of PaxLair. I watched as this city developed into a place where orcs, red hued killers and regular citizens came to gather and unite, care for each other, extend helping hands. I watched as the events of PaxLair drew many people and gave them a unique perspective of what the world of Sosaria could be.

    Since those early days I've spent the last 2 decades enjoying this experience becoming so close with some it was impossible to not let them be part of my life on Earth, the so called real world, which has it's own versions of Reds, Demons & Satyrs. Winfield, Winmere, Phoenix, Nanoc and others became family. They've been with me trhough my childrens graduations, weddings and the birth of my grandchildren.

    They have supported me with the sickness of my greatest love, my wife and thru my own battles. We have cried together with the passing of very close friends especially Ozog (Mike) who's work developing the goblins of Pitmuck inspired us all to see how we could really change roles and enjoy our aethral worlds more.

    Some worlds don't last they fade with time, it's amazing that Sosaria itself has broken thru and endured so long. Winfield, in his wisdom, searched for a world where we could continue that journey knowing ti would always be possible for the old world to fade. And he found New Britannia, a place being developed by the same folks who founded Sosaria! And it was here we settled on the mouth of the Briasch River and started to rebuild PaxLair for our brothers and sisters to follow, eventually, if Sosaria ever faded.
    There are those who nay say aethreal friends not treating them with the same respect and civility they would others they meet in person. My experience with PaxLair has taught me differently. I have met a lot of this folks and they have become just as important as my own family. I respect them, I learn from them I honor our friendship and I love them all. They have given me great joy over decades. What more could one ask of true friends, no matter the realm.

    Pax et Fortitudo, Pax et Veritas, Pax et Amor....may the Light continue to shine on PaxLair.

    ~ Sean
     
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    Having done our in game events, it's now time to do our real life gatherings. I'll be running 2 and will update this as I get the schedule for the others.

    The first for me is 2/1/18 at the Newburgh Brewry in Newburgh, NY 4pm - 7pm

    The 2nd is set for 2/10/18 at the
    Shake Shack 366 Columbus Avenue (at West 77th Street) in Manhattan, NYC 11am - 1 pm

    https://www.meetup.com/Shroud-of-The-Avatar-Gatherings-New-York-Metro/events/
     
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