The Rites of Spring Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2019 Apr 18 09:30 -0400 GMT

  • The killer bunny makes his annual return!
  • Collect and choose your Gem of the Harbinger reward!
    • Remember, the gem no longer drops as a One-Time-Drop and instead is a loot-choice on the Rites of Spring quest.
    • Killing the Harbinger of Spring mob (battlegroup-credit) still grants the quest automatically.
    • There will be no item exchange service for the Gem of the Harbinger or any of its variants, choose carefully!
  • Enjoy Spring with some RvR bonuses!
Read on for the full details!

The Rites of Spring event and RvR bonuses will continue through Monday, May 6th.

Temporary Downtime

Posted by Community | 2019 Apr 14 19:52 -0400 GMT
Update 21:30 EDT / 03:30 CET: Ywain is up and open to players! Once again, we apologize for the inconvenience.

Ywain has been taken down to address an issue. We are working quickly to resolve this issue and will have the server back online as soon as possible. 

Spring Festival Preparations

Posted by John Thornhill | 2019 Mar 29 06:00 -0400 GMT
The Festival Steward is getting an early start in her preparations for the Spring Festival!

  • Level 50s should visit the Festival Steward in each realm's relic town to obtain the repeatable quest '[Spring] Preparations'
    • Earn bounty points for each completion!
  • Preparations for the Spring Festival will last until April 18th, 2019!

Frontiers Update: Generals' Report

Posted by Development | 2019 Feb 22 17:04 -0500 GMT

The Frontier Generals Kogis, Bruki, and Vegda have delivered an urgent report of strange earth-shaking events in Hadrian's Wall, Odin's Gate, and Emain Macha!

  • No known cause is reported but they suspect this could be Manannan mac Lir's doing... somehow.
  • Caer Benowyc, Bledmeer Faste, and Dun Crauchon and all of their towers are in ruins!
    • These Ruined Keeps' walls and doors cannot be repaired and postern doors can be used by any realm.
      • Wholesale repairs on these keeps will be too costly and impossible for some time, however some Repair Supply shipments are beginning to be stockpiled at the keeps.
        • Players on the Supplies for the Cause quest can now visit these Ruined Keeps and gather Repair Supplies.
        • Repair Supplies remain available at Folley Lake, the Trellebourg, and Moydruim Castle too.
    • Teleport to these outposts is still available.
      • Players can use the /realmwar map to teleport to these outposts as normal.
      • Ownership of the keep and all of its towers is still required for teleport.
      • Ownership of these keeps is still required to open telepot to enemy realms or to the Ellan Vannin towers.
    • The Lords of each keep and their tower captains maintain their ever vigilant watch.
      • These Ruined Keeps can be captured and controlled normally but will not spawn any extra guards.
      • These keeps and towers cannot be claimed by guilds.

Now is the time to strike your enemies, but be sure to defend your own Ruined Keep and its towers too!

A New Mask, Valentine's Day Event, and RvR Bonuses

Posted by John Thornhill | 2019 Feb 13 16:57 -0500 GMT
Love is in the air as we celebrate the return of our Valentine's Day event and celebrate President's Day weekend with some RvR bonuses!
This event will run from Wednesday, February 13th through Tuesday, February 19th.


Ellan Vannin stirs...

Posted by John Thornhill | 2019 Feb 06 11:00 -0500 GMT
The ghostly incursion has come to an end but Manannan mac Lir seems to be growing restless. The realms' generals, ever vigilant, have taken notice.

For now, there's nothing much to do but ensure Manannan mac Lir's sway doesn't expand beyond his temporary holds on the underground keep of Knoc Meayll. 

  • As a precaution, the realms have devoted extra resources to Ellan Vannin, opening up direct teleport to the Towers of Korazh, Deifrang, and Graoch!
    • Teleport to these towers is one-way only and can be initiated via the /realmwar map.
    • Teleport is only possible if the realm's supply line is intact:
      • Albion must hold Caer Boldiam and Caer Benowyc to teleport to an EV tower
      • Midgard must hold Glenlock Faste and Bledmeer Faste to teleport to an EV tower
      • Hibernia must hold Dun nGed and Dun Crauchon to teleport to an EV tower
  • Level 50s should visit their realm's General to obtain the [Manx] [Daily] Preventive Measures quest!
    • Speak to General Kogis in Catterick Hamlet
    • Speak to General Bruki in Godrborg
    • Speak to General Vegda in Crair Treflan

A Ghostly Incursion begins...

Posted by John Thornhill | 2019 Jan 16 13:16 -0500 GMT


Ghost Keep Event

  • Members of each realm should make haste to their ghostly ambassador to strengthen their realm's cause:
    • Albion - See the Ancient Paladin in the Catterick Hamlet relic town
    • Midgard - See the Ancient Thane in the Godrborg relic town
    • Hibernia - See the Ancient Champion in the Crair Treflan relic town
  • Players should ask the 'Ancient' NPCs for a [progress] report to be directed to the current task at hand.
    • These NPCs offer two quests during the 'supply' phase of the event that can only be obtained and completed during that phase.
    • Once a ghost keep has been triggered by a realm, the 'supply' phase ends for all three realms and these NPCs will direct players to defend or attack the appropriate ghostly keep lord!
    • Be sure to visit this NPC at each phase to ensure you pick up any available quests.
  • Earn extra realm and bounty points for completing the tasks throughout each phase of the event!
  • A successfully summoned ghostly keep lord will offer the Ring of the Summoned reward, along with a quest for the Ghostly Medal of Valor!
    • Please note that players who have already completed the Ring of the Summoned quest can obtain a new one or exchange their existing one for a new one at the ghostly keep lord.
    • Players who obtained the Ghostly Medal of Valor last year can obtain one more with this event.
  • For more in-depth information, our handy guide explains the phases of this event in detail!
  • The Ghost Keep event will be available until February 6th, 2019.


Midwinter Festival Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2018 Dec 17 06:00 -0500 GMT
  • Realm Point, experience, and crafting bonuses are now live!
  • Bounty points are yours if you can once more assist the surly Festival Steward and the friendly Cargomaster!
  • The Frozen Medal of Honor and Frozen Cloaks of Midwinter are once again available!
  • Battleground Presents are there to be gathered!
  • The Frozen Cavern instance makes its return!
  • The Twelve Days of Midwinter gifts are being wrapped!

The Midwinter celebrations will start today and run until January 14th, 2019.
The 12 days of Midwinter event will begin on Friday, December 21st!

Read on for more details!

Harvest Celebrations

Posted by John Thornhill | 2018 Nov 21 01:04 -0500 GMT
Update November 27th: Harvest celebrations have drawn to a close. Characters that already have the event quests active may still complete them at the Festival Steward but she will no longer offer new quests.

It's that time of season when the leaves have changed color and are steadily falling, when the wind arrives with a chill, and the bounty of the year's harvest is ready to be served and celebrated!

Harvest Celebration Event

  • The realms are humming with anticipation for their upcoming feasts and local festivals!
    • Help the realms' Festival Steward recover a lost shipment of food and root out some secret stores of delicious desserts!
      • The repeatable RvR quests '[Harvest] Lost Turkey' and '[Harvest] [Daily] Secret Provisions' are now available at each realm's strength relic town at the Festival Steward NPC!
        • Earn bounty points for your efforts!
        • The Tower of Korazh, Deifrang, and Graoch on Ellan Vannin will have sturdier doors for this event's duration.

Farmer's Market Festival

  • The Farmer's Market Festival makes its return to the following locations:
    • Albion: Ludlow
    • Midgard: Vasudheim
    • Hibernia: Ardee
  • Visit the Festival Matron and go bobbing for apples to earn some house trophies!
  • Let Captain Mack in Albion, Captain Marks in Midgard, or Captain Geddes in Hibernia regale you with their tales of a shark THIS big on the high seas and see if you can avenge their crews to earn the Sharkblood Bracer!

Live Server Downtime - Emergency Maintenance

Posted by John Thornhill | 2018 Nov 15 16:47 -0500 GMT

Update 5:35 PM EST / 10:35 PM GMT: Ywain is once again open to all players!
Update 5:15 PM EST / 10:15 PM GMT: Gaheris is once again open to all players! 

The Ywain and Gaheris servers are coming down now to perform emergency server maintenance involving a crash.

This downtime should be completed in under 3 hours. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we resolve this matter!