The Herald

Publish 111 Worldwide



We are pleased to announce that Publish 111 will be released worldwide beginning September 22, 2021.  If you haven’t already, make sure to check out the release notes.

We urge all players to familiarize themselves with the new changes related to pets going wild.  This especially applies to pack animals.

  • Pack animals and hirelings will now only stay in the offline auto stable for 24 hours after which they will be removed from the world if not retrieved.
  • The auto stable is an offline facility where pets can be stored till their owner logs back in – it is not your stable.
  • The offline auto stables are not a part of the transfer process unless a player unloads their pack animals in the world.
  • Pack animals that are mounted are stored on your character and cannot be lost.

Please note that vendor search will be unavailable beginning September 21st,  2021 @ 4pm ET. Vendor Search will return once all shards have been published, approximately September 22nd, 2021 at 1pm ET.

Keep an eye on as well as our next newsletter for the exciting lineup of events we have for this fall including, Treasures of Demons and a new Champion spawn.

See you in Britannia,

UO Team

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Test Center 1 Update

Greetings all,

TC Bug Fixes
  • Resolved issue with equipping the (newly created) Gargish Candied Staff.
  • All pack animals will continue to go wild based on their loyalty.
  • Resolved issue with VvV mounts not properly being released.
  • Pack animals and Hirelings will now only stay in the offline auto stable for 24 hours after which they will be deleted along with the items they might have in their packs.
  • Resolved issue with Imp Kin not being removed properly from players.

We hope you are enjoying this publish and thank you for all the feedback.

See you on TC!

UO Team



UO Herald - Special Announcement

Treasures of Halloween Testing Now Available



The 2021 Treasures of Halloween event is available for preliminary testing on TC1.  Please use the moongate at the Britain Commons to visit Dungeon Hythloth.  Rewards are intended for final release and additional lore pages will be available when the event goes live in October 2021.  We look forward to your feedback on the forums.

See you in Britannia,

UO Team

UO Herald - Special Announcement

Test Center Shard



In preparation for Publish 111 we will be bringing TC1 internal until Tuesday, September 7, 2021.  Until that time TC1 will be unavailable.  Keep an eye on for the full Publish 111 release notes.

See you in Britannia,

UO Team


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Producer Notes

Greetings All,

I would like to start by stating how sad we were to see EM Xanthus leave our team.  With that being said I am looking for a few good, creative, and active players over the age of 18 to join our team.  Currently I am looking for the following:

1 EM for Sonoma

6 EMs for Japan

If you are interested, please send me an event and reward you would like to see come to life on a shard to  This is a contracted position and will need to go thru a phone interview, with of course the exception of the Japanese players.   Please remember when sending in the event it must be more then you want to decorate a town, it needs to be a detailed event.  I use these to tell me how creative you are.

On a different note, the house plot in Ter Mur Human side is being Raffled off on Formosa.  There is an Raffle Stone standing next to the plot I placed, double click on it and input your email address.  I will close the auction on September 1st.  Please know that the winner is random.  The stone will pick 5 top winners and I will go down the line and email the first person on the list, if that person does not reply to me then I will continue down the line until I find someone that can take the house.  Please also know that you can only accept this house if you do not have a house currently.  I have placed a gate at Luna Bank that will take you to the stone by the plot.

We have a lot of things planned for the upcoming months so stay tuned for the exciting news.  We will not have a newsletter this month but look for one in September with all the upcoming events for the rest of this year.

Thank you!


UO Herald - Special Announcement

Catskills M&G



We would like to invite you to the rescheduled Catskills Meet & Greet with the Developers on August 23rd, 2021 @ 8pm ET.  We look forward to seeing you all and answering your questions.

See you in Britannia,

UO Team

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The Witch of the Isle


We invite you to sit back and enjoy the next piece in our ongoing  Wildfire series,

The Witch of the Isle

By EM Malachi

The bolt of raw mana tore through the daemon’s unnatural essence. The fiend gave a final roar and collapsed in a pile of burning embers on the dock. The monstrous skull was the last part to crumble to ash.

As the air cleared of Wildfire’s dense smoke, Lady Tessa let herself finally breathe. A knight pulled off the burning gauntlet that held his sword. A bucket line of the island’s merchants appeared and began dousing stray flames. A young squire stood shakily at attention, despite being badly burned. Lady Tessa flipped through her book to spells to help with burns and injuries.

As she healed the knights from the Hold, Lady Tessa remembered when she first came to the island as a young bride, so many years ago. The people of Serpent’s Hold distrusted magic. Their lord and commander marrying a “witch” had been a huge scandal. It had taken a visit from her friend, the King of Britannia, for them to even look her in the eye. It had been a few more years before they would allow her to mend their injuries with magic.

Alarm bells pulled Tessa from her reverie. Several knights ran to help, but it would take them a few minutes to get to the makeshift field hospital on the other side of the island. With her magic, she could be there instantly.

Her rune dropped Tessa into a conflagration. She started quenching the fire, yard by yard, making a path into the keep that held the field hospital. She entered the courtyard in time to summon a wall of energy to shield a healer trying to protect his patients from the flames.

In the center of the inferno was a woman in a dark robe. Drusilla pointed her crooked athame at Tessa, and the fire complied, slithering forward like a snake.

“Kal Vas Xen An Flam!” Tessa’s magic called to the deep seas around the Isle of Deeds, and they provided her a champion. The giant water elemental quenched the oncoming flames. Mage and elemental turned their magic on the Dark Monk.

Tessa felt a sharp pain in her leg and looked down to a small dart. From the parapet, another woman appeared, with a handful of darts. The Dark Monk Solaria laughed as she joined her sister. “That summon won’t last long once you swallow your tongue.” She pulled a vial from behind her ear.

Drusilla held up a hand. “Reiya will want her alive. Her blood’s potency will help light the flames along the Dark Path.”

Tessa dropped her spellbook and wrenched the dart from her thigh. The pain was terrible, but it gave her a brief rush. She assailed the monks with small spells to distract them. “You should leave now.” She stumbled, but caught herself.

Solaria laughed and then screamed as a crossbow bolt tore into her abdomen. The Knights of the Hold had arrived.

“Sister!” Drusilla let the flames subside to cast a healing spell on her kin. Before she could summon Wildfire again, a knight’s blade cleaved her athame in half. The monk sisters pulled runes from their pockets.

Before they could escape, Tessa used her last strength and mana to command her elemental to break like a wave upon the monks, throwing them over a wall into the waters below the keep. She then collapsed.

A knight dropped his spear to catch Tessa and carry her to a cot. As she faded into unconsciousness, she looked at the circle of worried knights around her. They would never completely trust magic, but they trusted her. Tessa was their witch.

UO Herald - Special Announcement

Global Events Update



We are in the process of cleaning up the previous Global Event Content as the Treasures of Wildfire is now active.  This includes the Yukio Quest & related Champ Spawn – Alchemist’s Abomination.

Also please note that all Treasures of Wildfire points reset upon character transfer.

See you in Britannia,

UO Team