Whirlpool

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Description

Whirlpools were introduced in the Naval Warfare Reborn expansions. They are whirlpool water tiles that occur randomly over periods of time, similar to how Random Dungeon Adventures work. Fishing in these Whirlpools offers unique and rare rewards, mostly pertaining but not limited to the new Galleons and Ships. Whirlpools are dangerous ventures not only due to other Pirates but the creatures that dwell within. Fishing is required to fish items from these Whirlpools

Whirlpool Quest

Located near the bridge exiting the town of Britain, there is an NPC named "Bearss The Pirate".

Bearss The Pirate
The map location of Bearss The Pirate

Speaking with him will open a quest gump offering the location of Whirlpools as they occur. In order to accept this quest, you pay the pirate 10,000 gold. Having the money in your bank is acceptable and will automatically be removed if you agree to his terms. Note that once you've accepted his quest and paid him, the Whirlpools will not be instantly revealed. They happen randomly and all other pirates who have accepted the quest will receive the same coordinates that you do, so be ready to sail on the fly and fight over the resources.

The quest accepting dialogue gump

Once enough time has passed and a Whirlpool has spawned, a gump will appear on your screen. This gump contains the coordinates to the Whirlpool and the adventure begins.

Finding the Coordinates

Finding the coordinates can be tough if you're not familiar with the waters or old fashioned Treasure Hunting. It is recommended that you use UOAM or an online coordinate map to assist in the process. The Whirlpool will be located at the exact tile of the coordinates.

Fishing in Whirlpools

Once you've reached your Whirlpool, it's best to get an idea of your surroundings. Saying "Scan The Horizons" will reveal potential enemy pirates on a Mini Map.

Using the Scan The Horizons command to find enemy vessels

If the coast is clear, sail to the coordinates and find your Whirlpool. Whirlpools are hard to see since they blend in with the water, running into one will stop your ship and you cannot pass through them. It's a single water tile. Park your Ship next to it and cast your line into the swirling water tile. Once you've cast, your line will get pulled under and a few moments will pass. Do not interrupt the Fishing process, even as monsters spawn. Interrupting the fishing process will reduce your chances of finding Whirlpool rewards. It's best to have people with you to assist in combat while you are Fishing.

Kill and loot the creatures. You have chances to get items directly from the Whirlpool as well as from the monsters that spawn.

Whirlpool Rewards

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