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Winter Holiday 1997 & 1998


These were the first times OSI gave out gifts on a wide scale basis. It was well received as an unexpected surprise for the players. Not only were there gifts but it was very oriented around the American christmas holiday. There were Santa Clauses and Rain Deer spawns. In fact some of the spawns were out of control and caused a lot of lag.

Santa and Rain Deer

(Note: The above photo is not from 97/98 holidays))

There were even some quests which are explained in more detail below:

Santa Tunic

"Chief Santa" corpses

Santa Chain Tunic

Xanther: These were obtained during Christmas 1998 when the "Chief" Santa's who were played by Seers had taken over some of the Dungeons. The Chief Santas were wearing a Red Chainmail Tunics along with Santa Gloves. Only the lead Santa had the Tunic as compared to all the Santa's whom had gloves. The Santa Tunic is today considered one of the truly rare items as there are no ingot colors that are close to red, and armor cannot be dyed. The Tunic says "Chainmail Tunic" when clicked upon. The above image is a good example of a Seer Run Santa (although the image above is not from the 1998 Christmas Days which is why the 'Santa' has purple text, it's a modern Seer run Santa). However, the Santa from Christmas 1998 looked exactly like this Santa except that instead of the Red Cloth Tunic, he would be wearing the Red Santa Chainmail Tunic.


Holiday 1997
Bunch of Dates
This item has become common. There is no way to tell if original.
Bottle of Champagne
This item has become common. There is no way to tell if original.
Bottle of Eggnog
250,000-500,000 Gold
Champagne Glasses
100,000-250,000 Gold


500,000 Gold

Fireworks Wand

Note: Only had 99 charges when full

Fireworks Wand
10,000 Gold
250,000 Gold
Happy Holidays! Bags
50,000 Gold
(Black) Leather Gloves
Santa Gloves
1-2 Million Gold
"Maybe you will get a nicer gift next year" Cards

100,000-200,000 Gold

(Red and Gray worth more then Green)

Seasons Greetings Cards

100,000-200,000 Gold

(Red and Gray worth more then Green)



250,000 Gold

250,000 Gold
Wrist Watch
Wrist Watch
250,000 Gold



Holiday 1998
Holiday Prize Ticket (Numbered)
Holiday Prize Ticket

5,000-100,000 Gold

Instead of just giving the players gifts this year OSI made them work for them (how evil, eh?). Players had to find another player with a ticket matching their number. Once the two tickets were matched each player got a gump telling them to select which gift they wanted.

(Black) Dye Tub
Black Dye Tub

200,000 Gold

Note: This item has a higher desirability then other black dye tubs because it can be used by anyone. Veteran reward black dye tubs require you to be 12 months old.

Coupon for Free Hair Restyling
Hair Style Coupon

20,000 Gold

Note: This item lost value due to it becoming part of the new player ticket system.

Deed for a Holiday Tree
Holiday Tree Deed
10,000-30,000 Gold

Fireworks Wand


Fireworks Wand
10,000 Gold
Piece of Ranger Armor
Ranger Armor

250,000 Gold for Set

Note: For a while Ranger Armor pieces were also give out in the new player ticket system. Since they no longer are the value is rising.

This item has become common. There is no way to tell if original.


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