In mid-2000, Brenna was “dead”. That’s to say that she was dead as far as her friends in the Silver League were concerned. Ivy Stormfront had driven off the demon that had been using Brenna for Minax’s purposes, but to do so, she had to kill the Lady of Mithril and take her spirit elsewhere.
The Fall of Trinsic took a toll on poor Brenna. After her encounter with Koldorn’s spirit, she became convinced that Minax had played a role in Gorren’s disappearance. Whenever she wasn’t defending Trinsic, she expanded her search efforts to the Lone Lands and some of the snowy wastes of Britannia to look for clues.
One evening in Trinsic has stuck with me even 10 years later. It was probably one of the busiest for Brenna simply with the number of different events that occurred. I know I didn’t get a lot of sleep at all after this one!
I really had no intentions of taking Brenna into Trinsic after the things she had been through. I was content with her preoccupation with Gorren’s disappearance and the fights in Vesper, Yew, and occassionally the other cities. But once Brenna ran into Kyle again, things just kept pushing her south.
Late 1999 and early 2000 turned out to be incredibly hectic times for Brenna. The growing affections between her and Gorren were interrupted abruptly, and then the Minax War broke out. A very crazy time.
The longest arc of storyline that I ran with Brenna started innocently enough. While on a regular trip through Deceit with the Silver League, Brenna took a hit to her shoulder from a bone mage. At the time, no one thought much of it. She went on about her business for a while, no worse for wear. Or so she thought.
The first steps into a much bigger world…
Ahh. I’d forgotten all about this one. A friend from the UHall sketched this for me back in ’99 or so. It’s only appropriate to include it with my Brenna memorabilia.
Kyle Duskwalker quickly became a dominant figure in Brenna’s life after she met him, although it was chance that threw them together at all. He happened to open the Unsung Heroes’ tavern next door to Brenna’s pre-SL guild’s headquarters, and I jumped at the chance to have Brenna introduce herself. I’d been following some of his adventures through stories online and a few snippets from UO Stratics. As a player, I figured it was a good opportunity to open the door into the roleplaying groups I knew were out there.
Brenna was my very first character in Ultima Online.Â She was the first to make the heart-stopping run from Yew (where I started her) to Britain (where my other friends had gone), sneaking past monsters, other players, and a forest full of houses and tents.Â Once in Britain, she became a miner while I figured out what the hell I was doing.
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