ULTIMA ONLINE: MOONGATE
Travel, as the name suggests, depends on the phases of Britannia's two
moons, Trammel and Felucca. There are eight known moongates in Britannia,
each near a town. It is possible to travel from any moongate to any other
moongate - where you go depends on the phases of the moons at the moment
you step through the gate.
There are two ways to determine the current destination of a moongate
you want to use. One is to identify the phases of the moons directly (using
a sextant???), and calculate when you should use the gate by the two rings
on Fig. 1 and 2. The other is to know the precise time and to refer to
the timetable (Tab.1). Clocks can always tell you the time, or you can
ask an NPC using the word "time".
If you know the exact phase of both moons, you can use the rings for moongate
travel. First, look at the Town Ring (Fig 1). Counting clockwise, begin
with your current location and count how many steps it takes to reach your
destination town. For example, counting from Jhelom to Moonglow is two
steps. Counting from Moonglow to Jhelom is six steps. Be sure to count
clockwise, not counter clockwise.
look at the Phase Ring (Fig. 2). Find Felucca's current phase, then count
the steps (still clockwise) to Trammel's current phase. For example, Felucca
is a half moon waxing and Trammel is a full moon. Trammel is two steps
ahead of Felucca. While that is the case (for ten or twenty minutes), you
can travel from Jhelom to Moonglow (also two steps).
While the moons are at their current phases, all moongates will send
you that many steps along the Town Ring. Keep watching the moons until
Trammel is as many steps ahead of Delucca as your desired destination is
ahead of your current location.
If you know the exact time, you can use this timetable for moongate travel.
First, look at the Town Ring and count the clockwise steps from your current
location to your destination. Now, look up the number of steps you counted
in the table to find out when you can next use the moongate to reach your
destination (times apply to either daytime or nighttime travel).
|Steps to destination
||Times you can travel
You can always get where you want to go, but how long must you wait before
doing so? At the most, the wait will never be more than two hours and less
if you use the following shortcut: you can make multiple jumps that combine
to send you where you want to go. For example, if it's 4:15 when you want
to get from Trinsic to Yew (two steps), you can immediately jump from trinsic
to Minoc (one step), then from Minoc to Yew (one step). If it's 11:30 when
you want to get from Trinsic to Yew (still two steps), you can go from
Trinsic to Magincia (six steps), from Magincia to Britain (six steps) and
finally from Britain to Yew (six steps). You'll have to hurry, through,
because at 11:40 the moongates shift their patterns and start giving seven
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