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Publish 112 Worldwide



We are pleased to announce that Publish 112 will be released Worldwide starting this evening with the European shards then the rest during normal maintenance on February 8th, 2022.  If you haven’t already, make sure to check out the release notes.

Please note that vendor search will be unavailable beginning February 7th, 2022 @ 4 pm ET. Vendor Search will return once all shards have been published, approximately  February 8th, 2022 at 1 pm ET.

See you in Britannia,

UO Team

Publish 112 Coming to Origin, Izumo & Baja, TC1 Updated



We are pleased to announce Publish 112 will be deployed to Origin, Izumo, and Baja during their next regularly scheduled maintenance.  We have also updated TC1.  Check out the full publish notes for full details, highlights include –

  • Refactored the Monster-Proof Chest to the Chalice of Pilfering Protection, an elegant sculpture that will grant the user protection from monster looting once per 24 hours.
  • Updated the Potion Vat to hold up to 10 different types of potion kegs, 10 of each type for a total of 100 kegs.
  • Pet costumes will now automagically re-equip upon resurrecting a dead pet.
  • Pre-resist damage is no longer reflected by reflect physical damage.
  • You may now transmogrify the Hildebrandt shield with gargish shields.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

See you in Britannia,

UO Team

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Custom Castle Winners

Greetings Everyone,

Below are the winners of the recent Castle Contest on TC1.  Thank you for all that came to TC1 and showed off just how creative you all are.

Heorot by Is’Madin

The Township by Christmas Magic

Castle of the Resistance by Jamie

Congratulations and look for these new designs when Publish 112 goes live next week.

Thank you,

UO Team



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Castle Design Contest Update

Greetings Everyone,

We have reset all votes for the Custom Castle contest.  All eligible houses have been added to the voting list by us so there is nothing you need to do.  The voting dates have not changed so be sure to cast your vote for your favorite castle.

We apologize for all the confusion with the Castle Contest.  This was an error on our part.  We have brought TC1 down to fix the issue and it will return within 30 minutes.  We appreciate your patience with us!

Good Luck,

UO Team



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Castle Design Contest Important Dates


Greetings Everyone,

We are aware there are still issues with entries missing from the master contest stone,  if your house is not listed please list it on the forums.  We are watching it closely and will add your house so it may be voted on.

The first round of voting ends on 1/25/2022

The Second round of voting starts on 1/25/2022.

Thank you,

UO Team



Greetings Everyone,

There was an issue with the House Contest stone on TC1.  The issue has since been resolved but we need to make sure that you make sure to enable your house is contest enabled before the 18th of January.

Good Luck!

UO Team






Greetings and Happy New Year Britannia!

To kick off the year we invite Britannia’s most talented architects to enter their castle designs for consideration in the next contest!

Instructions on how to enter the contest on TC1 can be found by visiting the contest link above on!

Important Dates

Start Date Tuesday, January 4, 2022 1:38:16 PM GMT-05:00
First Round of Voting Starts Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:44:56 PM GMT-05:00
Second Round of Voting Starts Tuesday, January 25, 2022 1:44:56 PM GMT-05:00
End of Contest Friday, January 28, 2022 1:44:56 PM GMT-05:00

See you in Britannia,

UO Team

UO Herald - Special Announcement

Server Maintenance

Happy Holidays Everyone,

It is that time again to do maintenance on all warehouses.  At 8 am ET on 12/24/2021  we will be bringing down the log in servers, character transfers, housing, and the in game store.  These will be down for approx. 2 hours at the most.  If anything happens to delay this we will let you guys know as soon as possible.

From our UO family to yours, we wish each and everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  See you in 2022!

Keep an eye out for Santa his Elf’s are a little sneaky!

UO Team




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Holiday Gifts Now Available!



We wish to offer seasons greetings to all Britannians!  To celebrate the arrival of the holidays, artisans throughout the land have sharpened their froes and readied their hammers!  The Artisan Festival kicks off this month and to celebrate crafters from Vesper’s very own The Busy Bees & The Colored Canvass are offering each Britannian a holiday gift!  Holiday Batik & Candles come in a number of collectible varieties.  Get yours today!

To welcome the season we also invite you enjoy,

Light in the Darkness

By EM Malachi

The winter had reached Vesper, and the months of snow had begun. Elidyr was lost in thought when he bumped into the young woman sitting on the bridge’s railing. She was watching the snowfall over the water and humming to herself.

When he apologized, the woman laughed and jumped down. “Don’t worry. You couldn’t have pushed me into the water. I’m Corinne.”

“My name is Elidyr. Sorry again.” Elidyr made a move to leave.

Corinne stretched her arms dramatically to block him. “Well, Elidyr, you’re too somber for this time of year. Where’s your holiday spirit?”

“These are troubled times.”

“That may be so. All times have their troubles, but what’s really bothering you?”

Elidyr sighed and started talking. He told her about the long years he was trapped and the people he missed. He spoke of what the wisps had shown him, from the rituals of the Dark Monks to Relvinian’s madness. He even shared his worries about the future. The more he spoke, the easier it was to continue.

When he finished, Elidyr realized his feet were frozen and he’d been talking for almost an hour. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to burden you. You must be cold.”

“I don’t get cold. Can I give you two pieces of advice?”

“Of course.”

“You aren’t alone. Your family and friends may be gone, but you’ve found others to help. Let them help you in return.”

“That makes sense. And the other piece of advice?

“Get some candles from the Busy Bee. The smell of vanilla on a cold winter night always cheers me up.” Corinne grinned.

Elidry laughed, feeling some of his worry lifted.

“Well, Elidyr, I must be going. I’m off to the Colored Canvas to get my portrait done. Maybe you’ll see me later. ”


Later, Elidyr stopped by the Colored Canvas to see if Corinne was still sitting for the artist. As he considered some holiday prints, Elidyr saw that the famed Alberta Giacco was painting an arrangement of winter flowers instead. As he wandered closer, he noticed a finished portrait of Corinne on the wall, so he asked the clerk how the artist had finished so quickly.

The clerk gave a confused look. “That’s not a new piece. Corinne passed away a few years ago. Dear girl, but born with a weak heart.”


Elidyr approached the cottage and knocked. When an old woman answered, he introduced himself. “I met your late daughter once and wanted to drop off a gift.”

The woman opened the package. “Vanilla candles! Corinne’s favorite. Thank you. Will you stay for dinner?”

“Thank you, I would like that.” Elidyr followed her inside. As she shut the door, Elidyr noticed someone had made snow ethereals along the path.

UO Herald - Special Announcement

Issue Updates

Greetings everyone,

Our UO family would like to wish each and everyone a very Happy and Safe holiday.

We have corrected a few issues as stated below:

  • Gargoyles can now equip the Mark of the Destroyer belt.
  • Due to reported issues of players losing their pet costumes when the pet dies we have made a change that automatically returns the costume to the player upon the death of the pet. Any existing costume credits on a bonded pet will be returned back to their owner upon death if both the pet and owner are located on the same sub-server.
  • We have had several emails asking if the Wildfire cloth is legal, YES it is.
  • Please remember If your bonded pet dies and you are unable to locate it try logging out and back in before you call a GM.

Happy Holidays,

UO Team

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Blood Spawn


We are pleased to announce a new Champ Spawn in our continuing dynamic event series!  For those brave enough, visit Yamandon Point in Tokuno to battle against mighty foes!  We also invite you to enjoy the next piece in our fiction series, Blood Spawn.

by EM Malachi

Blood Spawn

Many years ago…

The gargoyle’s flesh had yellowed from the pickling brine used to preserve the body. Careful incisions covered the body, and the corpse’s heart and liver sat on a pair of scales. A heady incense filled the room to cover the smell of decay.

Relvinian pulled back the creature’s lip to examine its teeth. “A remarkable specimen. The ship captain just gave it to you?”

Turnius opened a notebook and started making notes. “I helped him many years ago, so he brings me oddities from his voyages. A storm forced his ship close to one of the southern islands. That’s where he found the creature.”

“Near Hythloth? So did you learn the secrets of demon magic from the autopsy?”

Turnius didn’t look up from his writing as he replied, “Gargoyles aren’t demons.”

“What do you mean? The physical attributes and magic are so similar.”

“Through a study of comparative anatomy, I have learned that this creature is as terrestrial and mortal as we are. It even had undigested fruits in its stomach.”

“That doesn’t explain their demonic magic.”

Turnius opened a book and handed it to Relvinian.  “I believe that is a curse. These were transcribed from a cartouche found in Hythloth a decade ago. The gargoyles have their own written tongue separate from the demonic.”

Relvinian looked over the symbols on the page:

An-bal-sil-fer mon-le mur trak sadis esh an-in-tas. Lem-de crios in-flam-le ku daemon-ku bal. Tu de ben-kir asper-le kat-ku gargl. Lem est An-Kal-Lem.

“This means nothing to me. Could you translate?”

“Of course. Roughly, it says: The False Prophet led many to destruction. Their blood burned with unholy evil. Those of the Circle expelled these cursed gargoyles. They are the Banished.”

“If the gargoyles of Hythloth are cursed, does this mean there are other gargoyles somewhere?”

“I believe so. They would make an interesting control group. I could confirm that the demon curse is in the blood.”

Relvinian smiled. “Could I have a sample of this gargoyle’s blood?”


The present…

To most people, it would have been just a blurry spot drifting through the night, but to Silamo, the comet on the edge of Sosaria’s solar system was the dream of a lifetime. The Moonglow telescope had allowed the gargoyle scholar to rediscover a comet that hadn’t been close to Sosaria in over ten millennia.

When the human astronomer Zachariah had invited Silamo to Moonglow to help solve a celestial mystery, Silamo saw an opportunity to find the comet An-ven Bal-sil.

Silamo was recording the current coordinates for the comet when he heard commotion on the other side of the telescope. He flew over the giant optics and saw several people in dark blue robes standing over an unconscious Zachariah.

Silamo dove at the group and made an arcane gesture. “You will not hurt my friend. Vas Zu!”

The sleep magic glinted off the group’s protective wards. Silamo was able to resist the reflection of his own spell, but not the successive blasts that tore him from the sky. When he crashed, the leader of the mages stepped forward. “We didn’t come for Zachariah, gargoyle.”

Relvinian drew a spike of blood spawn and pierced Silamo through the heart. “This is the first part of your rebirth.”