Urf Memorial Contest

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Karthin

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04-02-2010

Oh, Urf, the Manatee! Poor fellow. He was a loved and respected champion on the field of justice, and his passing shall be mourned greatly. Beloved for such moments as fish-slapping Master Yi to his demise and serving the remnants of his fallen foes as burgers at the summoner cookout, Urf was a great friend, (possibly) father, and (possibly) husband.

I have compiled Urf's final thoughts, as recorded by the witnesses, into poetic form:

Once upon a midnight deary, as Urf wandered weak and weary,
Over many quaint and curious waterways and shores
On he trodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a howling,
As of someone silently stalking, stalking his plump form.
'Tis some minion' he muttered, 'walking through the forest floor -
Only this, and nothing more.

Ah, distinctly, witnesses remember, it was in the bleak December
and each tree's shadow wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly Urf wished the morrow; - vainly he had sought to borrow
From the healing powers of Soraka - sorrow for the lost Soraka -
For the rare and starlight maiden whom the angel Kayle had ganked -
Nameless here for evermore.

And the silken sad uncertain rustling of the brush
Thrilled him - filled him with fantastic terrors never felt before;
So that now, to still the beating of his heart, he stood repeating
'Tis some minion who has strayed from the top lane -
Some strange minion who has strayed from the top lane; -
This it is, and nothing more.'

Presently, Urf's soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
'Sir,' he said, 'or Madam, truly your mercy I implore;
But the fact is I am injured, and so gently you came walking,
and so faintly you come stalking, stalking towards my form,
That I scarce was sure I was safe - here I entered the brush; -
darkness there, and nothing more.

Deep into that darkness peering, long stood urf there wondering, fearing,
doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before
But the silence was unbroken, and the darkness gave no token,
And the only word there spoke was the whispered word, 'help!'
This Urf whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, 'help!'
Merely this and nothing more.

Back into the water turning, all Urf's soul within him burning,
Soon again he heard a howling somewhat louder than before.
'Surely' said Urf, 'surely that is an ally coming to help;
Let me see then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore -
Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore; -
'Tis a minion and nothing more!'

Openly he moved and shuddered, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately wolf whose like he hadn't seen before.
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with a howl, blocked Urf's escape route to the tower -
Stayed in the brush between Urf and the tower -
Sat and waited, nothing more.

Then this strange blue wolf beguiling Urf's sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
'Though thy claws and teeth be sharp, thou,' Urf said, 'art surely no foe,
Ghastly grim and ancient wolf wandering from the nightly shore -
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Field of Justice shore!'
Quoth the wolf, 'Omnomnom!'

Much Urf marvelled this ungainly wolf to hear discourse so plainly,
Though its answer in little meaning - little relevancy bore;
For we cannot help agreeing that no living allie champion
Ever yet was confronted with a wolf inside the brush -
Strange sculpted blue beast who was hiding in the brush,
With such name as 'Omnomnom!'

But the wolf, sitting lonely in the placid brush, spoke only,
That one word, as if his soul that one word he did outpour.
Nothing further he uttered - not a paw he fluttered -
Till I scarecely more than muttered 'Other allies have fled before -
On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before.'
Then the wolf said, 'Omnomnom!

Startled at the stillness broken by reply so strangely spoken,
'Doubtless,' said Urf, 'what it utters is its only stock and store,
Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful disaster
Followed fast and followed faster till his food was out of store -
Till the sound of cupboards emptied as he ate all that was in store -
Of 'Omnomnom.'

But the wolf still beguiling all Urf's sad soul into smiling,
Straight he wheeled a tasty bone in front of wolf and brush and tower;
Then, upon the ground while bleeding, Urf betook himself to linking
Strange symbol 'bove his head, thinking what this Ominous wolf of Zaun
Meant in growling, 'Omnomnom.'


This Urf sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing
To the canine whose fiery eyes now burned into his bosom's core;
This and more he sat divining, with his head now inclining
To see the non-allied indicating foul symbol that floated o'er his head,
But whose evil-looking, blood-thirsting symbol floated o'er his head,
Thought Urf, I can run, ah, nevermore!



Then, hethought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an uncseen censer
Swung by the symbol whose owner stood before him in the brush.
'Wretch,' He cried, 'my teammates hath fed thee - and the lizard hath buffed thee
Greatly - greatly and powerfully from thy Sword of the Occult!
Stacks, nineteenfold stacks, on thy Sword of the Occult!
Quoth the wolf, 'Omnomnom.'

'Warwick!' Said Urf, 'thing of evil! - champion still, if wolf or devil! -
Whether pinged here, or whether jungling hath brought thee here abrush,
Desolate het all undaunted, on this winter land enchanted -
On this field by horror haunted - tell me truly, I implore -
Are you - Are you ally or foe? - tell me - tell me, I implore!'
Quote the wolf, 'Omnomnom.'

'Warwick!' Said Urf, 'thing of evil! - champion still, if wolf or devil! -
By the summoner that control us - by the leaders we both adore -
Tell this soul with injury laden if, within this field of justice,
Thou art controlled by the hands of the blue or purple -
A friend that art blue, or a foe that is purple?'
Quoth the wolf, 'Omnomnom.'

'Be that word our sign of parting, foe or friend!' Urf shrieked upstarting -
'Get thee back into the jungle and the place from whence you came!
Leave no ping as a token of the sight your eyes have seen!
Leave my killing spree unbroken! - leave the bushes by my tower!
Take thy break from out my heart, or with my spatula be made corpse!'
Quote the wolf, 'Omnomnom.'

And the wolf, then charing, still is eating, still is eating
On the blubbery corpse of Urf just below the tower lane;
And the night heard all the screaming of a manitee a wolf is eating,
And the water turned red from Urf's corpse upon the ground;
And this champion nevermore to rise from that shadow upon the ground;
Quote the wolf, 'Omnomnom.'

Today, we mourn the passing of a great hero. Urf, if only you had known it had been an opposing summoner that had summoned Warwick! Alas, poor fellow...

He will reside in all summoners' hearts, and shall be remembered always.


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TiberiusAudley

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04-02-2010

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And now it is time for my entry.

A Manatee to Remember. A short (~5-10 minute) RPG dedicated to the life of our favorite manatee.

Made with Enterbrain's RPG Maker XP. You will need the RPGMaker XP RTP installed to play, so I have included the RTP in the file with the game itself.
By the way, if anyone on these forums has any trouble installing or running this, despite the Readme, let me know so I can help troubleshoot the issue.

I tested it on another computer of mine to make sure it works, and it does, so if someone's having trouble getting it to work, it is of Great Importance™ we resolve the issue so you can play.


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Mad Oxen Guy

Member

04-02-2010

Yet another Urf Haiku

Bovine of the sea
Warrior, pwner of noobs
Oh well, arranged team.


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RatBoweR

Senior Member

04-02-2010

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Originally Posted by TiberiusAudley View Post
By the way, if anyone on these forums has any trouble installing or running this, despite the Readme, let me know so I can help troubleshoot the issue.

I tested it on another computer of mine to make sure it works, and it does, so if someone's having trouble getting it to work, it is of Great Importance™ we resolve the issue so you can play.
not working on xp sp3


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Axe2Grind

Junior Member

04-02-2010

My years in Japan cause me to express my feelings in the noblest of poetic forms, the haiku:

Urf the manetee
How will we remember you?
New warwick skin? Sweet!


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TiberiusAudley

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04-02-2010

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not working on xp sp3
If the error message was something like the lines of "Could not find RTP-RGSS.dll" then

Please check to make sure to install the RTP files after running xp_rtp-thingamabobber? The RTP.exe included in the Zip is a self-extracting .exe, just like the game's installer -- and merely extracts the actual install files for the RTP -- after that, you still have to install the RTP. A readme for that installation is also included with their setup files.

If it's something else, lemme know.


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Skaze

Junior Member

04-02-2010

Why must we go on thinking of the past and how tragic it is? Why not look forward to...

THE SEQUEL;

URF 2: REVENGE OF THE URF


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Zvardin

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04-02-2010

In Memory of Urf, I present you: Urf Attack!

Make sure to take your revenge on Warwick and get a full belly

But watch out for oil and trash left behind!


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Saraqael

Recruiter

04-02-2010

Demacia Herald
04/02/2010

BREAKING NEWS-SHOCKING IMAGE LEAK REVEALS URF'S FINAL MOMENTS

The people of Demacia were shocked yesterday by the tragic news regarding the death of the most recent champion to enter the League of Legends, Urf the Manatee. Urf (age unkown), was found dead in the southern river of Summoners' Rift, The oldest and most popular field of Justice. Releived of his skin and left to die, Urf's death serves as a warning to us all about the dangers inherent in the League.
However, recent developments now suggest that this gruesome murder was more than a random act of violence. An informant within the League (who has chosen to remain anonymous) delivered us this jaw-dropping image, smuggled at great risk from the Council Security Archives. The timer places this footage mere seconds before Urf's reported time of death, and is likely the final image we will see of the heroic Manatee. Our analysts have identified a figure lurking in the brush mere feet from the courageous sea mammal, and suspect the Noxian patriot Warwick to be the culprit in this horrific crime.
More terrifying however is the lapse in security measures that could allow this tragedy to occur-who moniters this footage? Was the council aware of what transpired? What secrets does the original video hide? Is there a Noxian consipracy within the League itself?
We here at the Herald will keep you informed as the story develops. In the meantime, treasure this last glimpse of our champion, Urf the Manatee, and hold him close in your hearts.

Coming next edition: we reveal our exlusive interview with a Bandle City exile, and his insight into the Megling Coverup.


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Rubber Duckyy

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04-02-2010

Dear Urf.
Hi. Whats going on up there? Is everything ok? I hope that the angles will hug u and.. (crying) keep u safe!
We, The summoners, Loved you, and we will love you, and we all know that you, our dear Urf, our lovely cute Urf, will be safe up there, and you will.. u.. (crying again).. u will keep us safe from the evil spirits up there *sniff* and.. *sniff**sniff*and.. We all hope that one day, One day, Your soul, ur perfect and holy Urfish soul, will come back to the ground and walk with us.
But in the end, we will all meet you in heaven.
We will remember, we WILL remember you! until the last moment, until the last breath!
Good bye, Our lovely *sniff*, Sea Cow, *crying out loud for a moment*, May your spirit, your holy spirit and soul rest in peace.
Have a great time up there,
Hoping for good,

Your Friends, Family, Allys and Summoners.


"You only live once, so live your life as good as u can"
*sniff* *sniff*






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