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Extended Shard Maintenance – 08/06

Update 12:10 pm EDT: All shards are back online.

We will be bringing down the west coast shards for an extended maintenance Monday the 6th of of August at 8am EDT. At this moment we expect the shards to be back online no later than 11am EDT.


  • Lake Austin
  • Baja
  • Napa Valley
  • Sonoma
  • Pacific
  • Origin

As always keep an eye on the Herald for updates regarding this maintenance.

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THE YEW TIMES – A Newspaper for Sosaria

Issue 3


Prankster Strikes Again
Law officials are on the lookout for the individual responsible for a recent prank, which left many with lower back injuries and hernias.  With the land being absent of a monarch for far too long, the miraculous appearance of a sword in a stone seems to have addressed the people’s cries for order.  Etched writing on the blade not concealed by the stone reads “Whosoever shall pulleth this sword from this stone shall become..”  There are few citizens of the land not familiar with the old tale of how a squire once won a kingdom by pulling a similar sword from a stone.  As word spread, the crowds began to gather, as determined individuals would try their hand at the task of drawing the sword, with no avail.  Disgruntled citizens finally descended upon the boulder with sledgehammers and pickaxes in hand, revealing that the sword was reinforced with several pieces of rebar and the remaining writing on the sword stating “Cheater!  LOL!”
Buccaneer’s Den Celebrates One-Thousandth Murder.
(Received by message in a bottle)
Citizens of Buc’s Den finally have something to cheer about; having hit an unprecedented one thousand murders within its borders. An official who asked to remain anonymous stated that many didn’t think that this day would ever come considering the slump in tourism over the last few years. The town’s most recent victim was found washed up on shore and there was some concern that the body may have drifted from somewhere else until the innkeeper, Stabby McGillicutty confirmed that the individual rented a room in his establishment the prior evening.  The town expects a reasonable turnout and plans are in order for a life-size cake in the shape and likeness of the victim to be sliced into pieces by celebrants.  Igor’s Men will perform vulgar sea shanties for the crowd and festivities will include a face-punching contest.  Event organizers ask that outsiders don’t stare or make inconsiderate comments about the residents’ many wooden legs and hooks as there are those very sensitive about these sorts of things.
Woman Maimed in Horrible Cat Washing Incident
Following a poor error in judgement, 87 year old Opal Mayhews of Yew was savaged by her 75 pound Siamese by the name of Snapping Pussy, when she attempted to give it a bath.  The elderly pensioner is recovering at the local healers and expected to regain consciousness in the next few days. 
Dawn Of The Dead
A potential disaster was likely averted today as the Yew town guard disrupted a ritual being performed by a circle of necromancers at Queen Dawn’s gravesite. The leader of the group explained that they were concerned about the recent incidents of violence and disorder due to the vacancy in the rulership of the land, and they were just addressing the issue by bringing the former queen back to the throne. The town guard released the group on the condition that they never attempt the ritual in the future. Captain Roderick of the guard stated that with the recent chaos in Yew, the last thing the townspeople needed is for their former beloved monarch to be going on a rampage and eating their brains.
Middle-Aged Wolf-Boy Saga Ends In Bitter-Sweet Resolution
Repeated attempts to assimilate 40 something year old wolf-boy into human society have ultimately failed, as adoptive parents resolve to return Reggie back to his pack in the wilderness.  “We have become so attached to him”, says adoptive mother, Joyce, “But, decades of living amongst wolves has ingrained in him certain behaviors that can’t be unlearned; like when he drags his hindquarters on the living room carpet.”  Reggie will be released early this week with a small number of well-wishers present.


The dungeon Covetous or what some call Mount Covetous is located within the Mountains of Avarice south of the mining town of Minoc.  The Mountains of Avarice was once a very profitable mining site for the collection of Blackrock and other valuable ores many years ago. The miners even unearthed an old tomb it is told. With the discovery of the tomb came pirates and thieves to the mines to search for treasure.
Over time the rogues had run out the miners from the mountain so they could continue to plunder uncontested. The current King of Thieves decided the mountain and its tunnels would be an ideal place to build a hidden fortress to rule over the thieves of the lands. The plans included a dining hall, and various quarters for the different ranks within the organization. Stealing certain desirable items would require special knowledge concerning those items and their locations, so a torture room and a prison was added as well. With an underground water source and a plentiful food supply from the surrounding woods, the mountain fortress became a hive of criminal activity.
With its nefarious reputation which became synonymous with greed itself, it was nicknamed ‘Covetous’ by the locals; a moniker which stuck until this very day. Unfortunately for the thieves, all good things finally came to an end when they had the misfortune of laying
their hands on a cursed artifact that damned them to forever walk the halls of their former home as its undead guardians.
Harpies have made their home near the entrance and can be seen venturing out at times in the search for food. It is rumored the the dungeon of greed has attracted a new visitor to it by the name of Cora the Sorceress when a rift opening into the void appeared within the dungeon.
Hooks Of The Sea
Since time immemorable, the oceans of our lands have brought us fish, dangers, and mystery. For years, sailors brought back tales of mysterious monoliths, leading to the discovery of the Serpent Pillars that lead to the Lost Lands. In days past, murders would use boats to roam the seas, preying on fisherfolk or miners, ransacking their ships’ and pillaging their goods. Since the building of the Floating Emporium, pirates have been roaming the waters once again to attack seafarers.
Gargoyles would design their own type of ship to better withstand attacks from the pirates as they transported their cargo across the oceans. Even the orcs, watching the battles from ashore would set about with plans for the construction of war vessels for the purposes of piracy and profit. Despite all the dangers, the fisherfolk would still venture out to catch thier fish in order to feed thier families and towns. Unbeknownst to many was the existence of an ancient society, which recently revealed themselves to the public. Through their years of efforts, they had devised clever ways of catching fish and documented the many species of crustaceans that thrive on the bottom of the oceans.
Their volumes of writings educated the people on the characteristics of the different types of fish and where they could be caught. Where did the Order of the Dragonfish come from? Where do they convene and study the things they do? This past week, they unveiled several new types of fish hook, previously unseen by the public. These items seem to possess specialized magical properties, wearing out after so many uses. I wonder if these Fish Monger’s know what is behind the recent phenomena alarming sailors; the ships and traps that are sucked below the waters surface, and the titanic difting shadows passing below that have unerved even the most veteran mariner.


Spoiled Food is a Thing of the Past
Are you tired of spoiled food?  Have you had enough of over-salted meats and fish?  Do your leftovers end up being throwaways?  Then put those days of food poisoning and unpalatable fare behind you with Etherware.  Etherware is the revolutionary sealable food storage system that utilizes ethereal forces to lock in freshness, because etherware generates a static bubble of inert time to prevent spoilage and keep food protected from diabolical chaos entities that prey on innocent foods.  Don’t be fooled by expensive second hand storage like crates or bags or you’ll just end up with egg on your face.   Reach for the patented food storage system with the Etherware Seal and look forward to many countless days of tasty leftovers.
Smart Home Protection
If you are like me, you are probably tired of inadequate home protection while you are away.  Maybe you’ve had an unfortunate experience returning home, only to be attacked at the door by one or more merciless cutthroats.  Some homeowners invest in expensive and unsightly traps only to find them sidestepped by the more clever killer.  And Monster statue deterents?!!  That’s just kids stuff!!  That is why I developed the only natural murderer solution that received 4 stars from Militant Homeowner Magazine.  Using an exclusive crossbreeding method we have created a plant that has the fullness of a large hedge, the elegance of a wisteria bush and the ferocity of a swamp tentacle.  We call it the Anti-Murder Bush or the Ambush for short.  There is no need to be concerned over rancid bodies littering your property because the Ambush consumes them for vital nutrients releasing a fragrant, fruity aroma that perfumes the air.  And there is no reason to be worried about the safety of yourself or your family, because the Ambush is very selective in its feeding habits and only consumes the offal of humanity.  So, why just buy one?  The Ambush can be found where plants and landscaping goods are sold.
Captain Decamp
When you need to fill your lantern or lamp
Reach for the oil by Captain Decamp.
Decamp’s fish oil burns much stronger,
than other oils when the nights get longer.
Captain DeCamp Fish Oil. Burns longer. Burns safer.
One bottle lasts 2 whole months.


Shipmates Need For Special Mission
Captain Dantes is looking for a crew of 14 doughty mariners who will accompany him on a special mission. Candidates should have a cast iron stomach, a will of steel, and a bladder of some strong material like steel that is not subject to rust as iron does. Particular desired skills are sailing, cannon operation, harpooning, and swimming if necessary. The good captain will discuss the details of the mission as he reviews prospective candidates at the Modest Damsel Inn in New Magincia this week.


Dear Tabi,
I am just a guy looking for a little peace and quiet.  I used to live next to some broad who turned her house into some sort of parrot sanctuary, and I started looking for greener pastures.  After finding a nice isolated locale, I enjoyed a brief period of peace.  That is until one of ‘those guys’ moved in; you know, the homeowner whose house walls are made of cascading water.  Not only is it an obscene waste of water, but it looks absurd.  Not only do I have problems getting to sleep with the noise next door, but I have to get up three times a night to pee.  What does a guy have to do to get himself some peace.
Going over the edge.
Dear Over the Edge,
I empathize with you over the current situation though it could be worse…  Imagine the waterfall being a gigantic bird bath for the parrots…  Lots of sqawking and ungodly amounts of bird droppings everywhere.   Perhaps I am looking at the glass half full in saying that, but I would drop by the closest cotton field and make some legendary ear muffs in hopes of catching a few ZZZzzz’s.
Sweet Dreams,
Dear Tabi,
Recently, while doing the laundy, I discovered that several of my husband’s shirts had lipstick stains on the collars. When I confronted him on the issue, he dismissed my suspicions as foolish, as he said it was well known that malicious sprites and gremlins go about causing mischief and disharmony in happy households. Well, as out of character as it is for me, I dropped the issue for the time being. I first wanted to ask some close friends about this gremlin issue, but I was afraid of either being branded as naive or have my husband’s possible infidelity being the topic of gossip. Tabi, what should I do?
Getting Down and Dirty
Dear Down and Dirty,
I admire your candid and brave resolve. The Gremlins and Sprites of Sosaria have taken the wrap for alot of shenanghins. On their behalf, I thank you for taking a stand against the wishy washy cads that misrepresent them. Though, please do not mistake me as thier advocate.
I can surmise from your letter that you are far from naive and not content with the line your significant is trying to hand you. Sounds to me like he needs a little help with being collared and I am not talking bout lipstick…. The best way to deal with that is to strike while the “iron’s hot”! No more skirting the issue! Sock it to him and let him know you are far from being a push-over: that story does not wash and you will not have the wool pulled over your eyes. Stick it to him and show him that the Ladies of Sosaria refuse to be hampered by some ole wives tale passed down through the years. Be the woman you are and hold true to your spotless record as he airs his dirty laundry (of which I hope you are insisting he do)…
Cheering you on!


The Peddler-January
Others are sensitive, and their feelings are easily hurt this morning. This is the day you’ve been waiting for.
The Mongbat-February
Remember, people who live in grass houses should not throw hot objects.
The Phoenix-March
The five second rule had been effectively doubled for you. You may now safely consume food items dropped on the ground if picked up within 10 seconds.
The Sea Dragon-April:
Be particularly prepared this week…. By keeping your lantern filled with Captain Decamp’s Fish Oil. **
   ** this horoscope prediction sponsored by Captain Decamp Fish Oil. Burns longer. Burns safer.
The Hermit -May
You have become too predictable lately. See? I knew you were going to say that.
The Llama-June
If you can’t join them, then beat them.. ruthlessly.
The Ancient Wyrm-July
Remember, every person gets to sell out just 3 times in life. If you have sold out twice already, plan out carefully on how you will sell out your last time. If you have sold out only once, then all the better.
The Anvil-August
When life gives you lemons, you can be certain that it’s a conspiracy by the sugar producers to exploit recipients of cheap 3 gp lemons (which mysteriously just happen to fall into their hands, by the way) to coerce them to make lemon-aide using their obscenely marked up sacks of sugar. I mean, like 500 gp a sack. It’s just criminal. Stop being a pawn of the oppressive sugar cartels keeping their jackboots on the faces of the people. Down with the sugar cartels!
The Weaver-September
The flagon with the dragon holds the pellet with the poison, the chalice from the palace holds the brew that is true.  This phrase will become very useful to you in the near future.
The Wisp-October
You will directly confront something that has been hidden, forgotten, or ignored for a long time. It could be a past relationship that went sour. It could be a powerful evil entity imprisoned in the darkness that you unwittingly release upon the world. You’re probably thinking, “Yeah, that relationship sucked. I hope I never see that person again.”
The Unicorn-November
A mystic llama herder will visit your town and will personally unfold for you the secrets to the universe in all of it’s majesty. Offer void where prohibited.
The Wanderer-December
Remember when you were told years ago that if you sneezed with your eyes opened, your eyeballs would pop out, and you didn’t believe them? Well guess what?
That’s exacly what happens, and it isn’t pretty. You will actually see the surprised look on your own face for just a split second… Just kidding.. You will buy a nice hat this week, and you will receive a ton of compliments on your new look, and will feel very confident about your latest fashion statement.

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Account Center Maintenance – 01/25


We will bring down the Account Center for a maintenance tomorrow, Wednesday January 25th, at 8am EST (14:00 CET). During the maintenance you will not be able to change subscription or redeem game codes.

At the moment we anticipate the Account Center to be back online at 1:00pm EST (19:00 CET).

Thank you for your understanding.

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Account Center Maintenance – 08/07

We will bring down the Account Center for a short maintenance tomorrow, Tuesday August 7th, at 8am EDT (14:00 CEST). During the maintenance you will not be able to change subscription or redeem game codes.
At the moment we anticipate the Account Center to be back online at 11:45am EDT (17:45 CEST).

Thank you for your understanding.

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The Awakening – Act VII

Written by the EM Team

It had been quite some time since the man had awoken, before the machine bothered to address him. And when it finally did, it came with such suddenness that the man would have likely lost his balance had he been standing…as it was, it threw him from a reverie of meditation into an already foul mood as soon as it started.

     “Congratulations are in order for you I suppose, Lord Blackthorn.” His title was thrown at him in a mechanic approximation of contempt and dissatisfaction…one that Lord Blackthorn found surprisingly well imitated.

     “Are they? I was personally rather frustrated with myself for not having yet found a way out of this strange place…but to hear you here does give me a slight sense of satisfaction. I can tell from the sound that you are actually here…though how you’ve concealed yourself during my attempts at exploration are beyond my fathoming. I don’t suppose you’d care to enlighten me, Exodus?” Blackthorn managed to put on an air of feigned indifference with ease. He was a nobleman after all.

     “Yes…and your efforts have proven as fruitless as I at escape. And concealment was not difficult; You are not the only one who can utilize magic, warlock. I was also curious at the nature of your belongings…I took the liberty of going through them while you were recovering.” With that, a folded wooden box hurtled out of the darkness, skidding along the strange polished marble floor of the chamber they had found themselves in, before coming to a rest at Blackthorn’s boots. “I believe that this is a game of yours…”

     Blackthorn bent down to lift up the small, portable chess set that he had received as a gift. He ran his fingers along the inlaid inscription for a moment. ‘Though we sit on opposite sides of the board, may we always reach across in friendship. –C.B.’ Blackthorn sat upon the floor and opened the board up, beginning to set the pieces down, much to Exodus’ curiosity. “Perhaps, Exodus, you might indulge me in playing, then…”

     A curious mechanical whir was his only answer for many moments, before the creature stepped forth in front of him. “And what do you think is in this for me?”

     Blackthorn just smiled softly. “Information. A chance to match yourself against me. An alleviation to boredom. Any number of things…if you’re up to it.”

     The demonic machine stepped forth, lumberingly giant, but as it did it’s legs folded away, somehow vanishing into it’s body, and taking on a much smaller form, before positioning itself across from Blackthorn. “Very well then. Let us…play.”

     Blackthorn’s smile went cold as he positioned his first piece.

     Time had lost its meaning. He did not truly know if time even flowed in this place, this strange dimension that Gilforn’s creation and his own magic had sent them to, but he did know that the machine was beginning to get quite good at chess. He had nearly lost several matches now, only pausing to create food, drink, and to rest. Today somehow felt different though, as they moved the pieces across the board.

     It was then that Exodus spoke, almost as if in idle conversation. “I’ve enjoyed our little talks over this game of yours. I suspected some sort of trick at first…but I have concluded that you honestly believe you can convince others with just your words. And while you do weave such pretty little tales, and are no doubt charming to your own kind…your own arrogance is your undoing.”

     Blackthorn was taken aback; in all their games so far, the machine had never spoken thus to him. He was wary for some sort of trick as he placed his piece and signaled for Exodus to take his turn. “I do not follow your train of reasoning; I have not and am not undone, creature. I have certainly done enough to foil your own plans for my world.”

     Exodus took his turn before looking down upon the human. “Do you truly think I am so weak as to be stopped by this sort of inconvenience? Certainly, you’ve set me back…but take stock of your own situation. Dwindling supplies of reagents that provide you with food and water. Trapped with me. And you…you don’t quite know how to speak across dimensions as I do yet, do you? Or did you just assume I was speaking to you from your own before? Oh, I can see the wheels turning in your head now…Yes, I have still been in contact with the machines you didn’t destroy. They’re hard at work in preparation once more.”

     Blackthorn’s hand paused for a moment as he reached for his knight, moving it out to prevent another advance. “You’re bluffing. And you’re mistaken if you think I have some way out of here…if I had, I would have used it and left you here in the first moments of our imprisonment. And there would have been no reason for you to play with me and listen to my stories.”

     “Unless, of course, that I had my own purposes for both things…you see, I am well versed in your people, and could sense the link you had to them. You may not have known, but you were still someone to be looked up to. My purpose will be served by your ideal of Chaos, Blackthorn…and I intend to achieve that through none other than yourself. Check.” 

     Blackthorn furrowed his brow deeply in thought. He looked over the board carefully at his available options, and used a rook to free his king. “I’ve already refused your offer…and there is nothing you can say that will change my opinion on that matter.”

     Exodus let out a noise that Blackthorn had come to realize was his equivalent of amused laughter, as he moved a bishop across the board, taking the rook. “I’ll take your word on that, even if you don’t quite worship Honor and Honesty as do some of your comrades. That’s why I’ve simply been learning everything about you that you so readily gave up…information you thought to be worthless, as you could see no purpose in my having it. But that information has proven itself quite useful. Check.”

     Blackthorn could only see losing options in this particular game, so he stalled for time. He used his queen to take the bishop, leaving her vulnerable to his opponents queen. “Knowing whatever I’ve told you won’t help you convince me.” Blackthorns spare hand held itself tightly against his reagent pouch as he waited for Exodus to respond.

     Exodus slowly moved his queen to take Blackthorns. “Humans, like machines are just a conglomeration of parts. Body and chassis, organs and engine, soul and ignition spark. It is arrogant to think that you are somehow special and unique amongst all others. Check.”

     Blackthorn knew that he had lost this game, but he still had a move left, as one hand moved his king back a tile, and his other clenched his reagent pouch determinedly. “You cannot use that which defies you, Exodus. And I will always defy you.”

     Exodus reached out and picked up his remaining rook, and moved it to the spot. “Check…” He began, before moving at a blinding speed once more, passing over the board in an instant and wrenching the reagents away from Blackthorn, pressing him to the floor with a heavy metal appendage upon his sternum…but not killing him. “…and mate. Just as I am well versed in your people, so am I in your magic. I could sense the link between you and this place; And as I stated…your arrogance is your undoing. You thought that you could destroy us both at your leisure by killing yourself and destroying this dimension. It’s true, you may have eliminated me that way…but you thought you were in control. And as for using you…I’ve already begun.  Even know, the construction of your facsimile has begun. It will be you…with all the memories, stories, and ambitions you have told me…but stripped of this nobility and sense of compassion that you so disgustingly show. Even if it is defeated, it will forever tarnish your reputation, for daring to defy me…and will turn the people against each other. After all, if your precious King was so wrong about his friend, what else might he have been wrong about? Of course, you won’t get to see it…I need to keep you safe and sound until I can escape this realm, and your supply of reagents IS running thin…so it’s time you slept, Lord Blackthorn.” With that, a powerful energy surged through Exodus and into Blackthorn, and everything went dark. 


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Publish 76.0 Comes to All Shards – 05/22

We will push Publish 76.0 to all shards during the next early morning maintenance cycle on May 22. In preparation for the publish, the map files in Ver Lor Reg will be out of sync until then.
For your reading pleasure, here are the completed notes:

Publish 76.0.0

Global Arc – The Awakening

  • The Awakening – Act VI Quest added

    • This quest will be active during Act VI of “The Awakening” beginning July of 2012 and will end August 12th, 2012.  The NPC will tell you how much time is remaining each time you turn an item in on your specific shard.
    • During this Quest players will assist in concocting alchemical preparations. The alchemy skill is not required, but does provide a slight benefit.
    • The Alchemical Preparations are concocted by completing a puzzle that requires various combinations of specific ingredients.
    • The ingredients will always be the same, but the quantity required will change with each iteration of the puzzle.
    • Players will be able to complete the puzzle as many times as they wish, and are encouraged to try and procure as many preparations as possible.
    • The more preparations that are turned in, the higher the ranking when rewards are distributed.
    • There are four rewards available in both human gargoyle versions where applicable. The type of reward you receive is based on the race of the player who turns in the preparations.

      • Tier 1 – Sash recognizing your achievement
      • Tier 2 – Asclepius

        • When equipped during a complete healing cycle, the staff will provide a 20% bonus to damage healed using bandages.
      • Tier 3 – Hygieia’s Amulet
      • When equipped Hygieia’s Amulet gives a 15% bonus to Alchemy.
      • Occupy the Sleeve Armor slot
      • Hit Fireball 40% damage based on Wrestling or Anatomy & Evaluating Intelligence
      • Mana Regeneration 5
      • Faster Cast Recovery 3
      • Physical Resist 15%
      • Fire Resist 10%
      • Cold Resist 10%
      • Poison Resist 10%
      • Energy Resist 10%
      • Tier 4 – Bracers of Alchemical Devastation
    • It is possible to get all four rewards if you are among the top contributors during the event and any combination thereof (Tier 3, 2, and 1, or Tier 2 and 1, or Tier 1 only).
    • It is also possible to not receive anything if your contributions are not on par with the distribution of other contributors.
  • More details will be available from an NPC and through fiction posted on the Herald when this portion of “The Awakening” goes live.

Gardening System

  • Vanilla has been added to the Gardening System.
  • Vanilla seeds can be found on Exodus mobs inside Exodus Dungeon.
  • Vanilla plants will produce vanilla and additional vanilla seeds.
  • Vanilla plants cannot be cross pollinated with other plants.
  • It is possible to get mutant colored vanilla plants using conventional gardening techniques.

Covetous Dungeon Revamp

  • Level One – Still a great place to farm feathers but added a few surprises.
  • Level Two – Contains the Void Pool

    • Covetous Level 2 represents a new style of PvM for Ultima Online. Instead of farming monsters for treasure, the players’ task is to defend the Void Pool from Cora’s minions. Cora will invade the dungeon with endless waves of monsters. Each wave is tougher than the last. The monsters do not drop loot, and instead players score points for making kills or assisting in making kills.
  • Level Three – Cora and her Minions
  • When she was denied advanced knowledge of mana by the Codex of Infinite Wisdom, the sorceress Cora became enraged. In her pique, she poured all of her enormous energy into a magical spell and focused it onto the Codex. Despite the sheer power of the Codex, she wrested a few pages from its binding.
  • The magical blast also bored a hole through the Void between Places, anchored by a section of stone from the Codex’s podium. Cora and the pages from the Codex were pushed through the hole in space.
  • The far end of the hole erupted into the middle of Dungeon Covetous. Injured, and with her own ability to channel mana damaged, Cora retreated deeper into the dungeon. Over time, she recovered, and now sends minions enhanced by magic to attempt to capture more pages of knowledge from within the Void Pool.
  • Use of travel spells near the Void Pool in Covetous is impossible because of the twist in space, so Cora must gate her minions into the dungeon from a distance.
  • Once you have gained enough void pool points visit Vela the Sorceress in Cove.
  • Void Pool Points

New Artifacts found in Covetous

  • Prismatic Lenses

    • Hit Point Regeneration: 2
    • Stamina Regeneration: 3
    • Damage Increase: 25%
    • Poison Resist: 17%
    • Physical Resist: 18 %
    • Cold Resist: 7 %
    • Energy Resist: 6 %
    • Fire resist 4 %
    • HLD 30%
  • Hephaestus
  • Self repair 5
  • Reflect Physical 15%
  • Defense Chance Increase 15%
  • Lower Mana Cost 8%
  • Physical Resist 15%
  • Fire Resist 1%
  • Faster Casting 2
  • Spell Channeling
  • Parry 10
  • Hit Point Increase 5
  • Hit Point Regeneration 10
  • Defense Chance Increase 5%
  • Random Damage Eater 15%
  • Stamina Regeneration 10
  • Damage Increase 50%
  • Cold Damage 100%
  • Cold Resist 15%
  • Swing Speed Increase 45%
  • HCI 15%
  • Str Increase 5
  • Random Slayer
  • Hit Stamina Leech 100%
  • Stamina regeneration 3
  • Damage Increase 50%
  • Swing Speed Increase 40
  • Faster casting 1
  • Fire Damage 100%
  • HCI 10%
  • Splintering 20%
  • Bracelet of Protection
  • Blight of the Tundra
  • Bright blade

Decay Point Change

  • Factions, Virtue, and City Loyality points will not decay if you log in daily anytime after maintenance.
  • Except to the rule is faction points will decay if they are over a hundred regardless if you log in or not.

Pirates and Merchants in Tokuno

  • We have added Pirates and Merchant ships to Tokuno waters.


Bug Fixes

  • Certain peculiar seeds will no longer be unidentified when removing them from a seed box.
  • The Alchemist in Ter Mur should now sell glass blowing tools.
  • The crystal portal will take the speaker to the Ilshenar Gypsy Bank when the words “Ilshenar Mint” are spoken.
  • Hail Storm can no longer be cast thru walls.
  • Hail Storm will now have diminishing returns like the other area effect spells in the game.
  • All Bard Mastery Party abilities are now subject to a beneficial action check.
  • The Crystal Lotus question has been fixed.
  • Display cases can now be dyed with the furniture dye tub when in deed form.
  • Plant pigments that are the same hue will automatically stack in your backpack.
  • The 10th Anniversary Sculpture can now be turned with the deco tool without any issues.
  • Faction points that were not scaled correctly have been addressed.
  • Fixed the issue with Health Bars disappearing.
  • Players will no longer be able to summon harbingers on Test Center.
  • Void Pool will provide additional information such as how much longer till the spawn starts and what wave you are on.
  • Castle Ladders should be functioning correctly.
  • The visible chest behind the damaged Tokuno ship has been fixed.
  • The Shirron has been moved to The Mistas Rigsit in Ilshenar.
  • Reduced the soul charge cool down time to 15 seconds.


Classic Client 7.0.25

Classic Client Patcher Update

  • Cliloc Changes
  • Due to patch system changes, this specific patch will require an extend time frame to download. Please note this is will make patching for lower connection speeds easier in the future.


Enhanced Client 4.0.25

  • Cliloc Changes

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Incoming Vendor Fix

Vendor owners should be aware that in coming days we will publish a fix next week for an issue with vendors. This issue allowed any item to be placed on vendors as Not For Sale. The only items that are allowed to be Not For Sale are: books, key rings, bulk order deed books, farspeakers, and containers. After the publish of this fix, all items that are not allowed to be Not For Sale will be automatically re-priced to their default vendor price. Players are urged to review their vendor inventories and set prices on any items that are not normally allowed to be Not For Sale.

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Wayback Wednesday Review

Published: 18 May 2012 18:53:08 EST

Kai Schober, Bonnie ‘Mesanna’ Armstrong and many others from the Mythic team joined Rob ‘Grakulen’ Lashley and Hillary ‘Pokket’ Nicole for their Wayback Wednesday series on’s Twitch TV channel. 

They grouped up to face the various hordes inhabiting the newly redesigned Covetous Dungeon on TC1. The live stream took place on Wednesday, 5/16 and lasted for over two hours!
Did you miss it? If so, MMORPG posted the videos on their site:

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Delay in the House Placement Tool

Update: Due to the current issues we advice you not to resize or decorate your house at the moment. Please keep an eye on the Herald for updates.

The house placement tool currently encounters a delay of up to a few minutes on all shards. Our teams are investigating the situation right now and will try to solve it as soon as possible.

If you want to use this tool at the moment, please display patience.

Thank you for your understanding!