A very complete, well-referenced history of the trials and tribulations of the Australian UO community and their attempts to get a local UO shard (and how government-financed network providers with clear conflicts of interest are trying to block them) was posted to our message board here. Check it out, good read.
Still working on the Siege dupe story. Many are saying it’s leftover SUN castle deeds, some are saying now that more is involved. Hopefully I’ll have more for you later.