Spring Preparations

Posted by Community | 2024 Mar 19 12:47 -0400 GMT
The St. Patrick's Day fun may be over but the season celebrations are just beginning! The Festival Steward is once again in need of your help to get 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 realm & bounty points for each completion!
    • This quest will now auto complete.
    • The additional 50% RP bonus in Pennine Mountains, Breifine, and Jamtland Mountains will remain for duration of this mini event.
  • Preparations for the Spring Festival will last until April 2nd, 2024!

The bunny mounts, and more, return in the Rites of Spring event, coming soon!

Saint Patrick's Day Event

Posted by Community | 2024 Mar 14 18:34 -0400 GMT
In celebration of St. Patrick's Day and running from Today, Thursday March 14th until Tuesday, March 19th, a random-object-generated (ROG) reward awaits those who complete the annual 'Leprechaun Treasure' quest. Please remember - one quest completion per character, per year!

To obtain the quest, level 50s should pay the following poor souls a visit to help them ease their woes.
  • Edmund in Cotswold's tavern
  • Bjorne in Mularn's beer hall
  • Silvadren in Mag Mell's pub

  • As part of the quest, players will be shapeshifted into a realm-specific "leprechaun" but have ALL of their stats debuffed by 75%.
  • But fear not, leprechauns may be weak but they are also nigh impossible to catch: shapeshifted players will also have an unbreakable CC-immunity and speed buff for the duration of the shapeshift. 
  • Oh, and we hear the real leprechauns love hiding their treasure around the "maze" areas of each realm. Enjoy some zany RvR throughout the event!
  • The ROG reward is a choice between a ring or a bracer similar to the standard Valentine's Day Imp quest with some slight differences. These ROGs will only allow up to 5 slots for stats but will also have 1 of 6 possible /uses.
  • Players that interact with the 'Leprechaun Treasure' at the realms' mazes will now receive a new One-Time Drop (OTD) reward, Patches' Mug.
  • This OTD can only be obtained once ever on a character (and not a new one each year).
  • Players must be on the 'Leprechaun Treasure' quest to interact with the Leprechaun Treasure and obtain this OTD.
For the duration of the event, an additional 50% RP bonus is active in the areas of Pennine Mountains, Breifine, and Jamtland Mountains on Ywain! On Gaheris, the RP bonus has been added to all 3 capital cities.

For players of all level ranges, there are three pesky little tricksters who are hoping you're not too lucky! A 'charming' reward will be bestowed upon those who have the cunning to out-wit:
  • Killaghe in Albion
  • Daighu in Midgard
  • Iollarme in Hibernia

The "Luck of a Leprechaun" quest can be obtained from the following:
  • Sir Prescott in Cotswold
  • Hrolf in Mularn
  • Epona in Mag Mell

Once again, this event will conclude on Tuesday, March 19st!

We wish you a happy and safe St. Patrick's Day!

Live Server Downtime - Patch 1.128c

Posted by Community | 2024 Mar 12 15:46 -0400 GMT
All live servers will be coming down tomorrow, Wednesday, March 13th, 2024 at 5:45AM EST / 10:45AM CET for patch 1.128c!

Please check out the patch notes below!

Due to the many forced class respecs in this patch, it is advised to back up your character tool bars prior to logging in after 1.128 goes live. You can find a video guide on how to do that here.



  • Resist Debuffs Reworked
  • Class Changes
  • Less Popular Spec Lines Adjusted
  • Bug Fixes
  • Other Changes

1.128c Pendragon Fixes and Notes

Posted by Community | 2024 Mar 09 09:08 -0500 GMT
The Pendragon test server has been updated with the below fixes and changes.

Please hop on Pendragon and check out the below changes! Let us know your thoughts and report any issues you may find in the 1.128c patch channels in our official DAoC Discord, thank you!

Important Note:
  • We highly suggest separating out your normal game directory from your Pendragon game directory *before* patching and testing on Pendragon.
    • If you do not do this, you *will* experience issues when patching back to live.
      • To force the live client to fix these issues, you will need to delete the mft.myp in your game's directory and run the patcher again.

For those interested in testing on Pendragon, follow the character copy process here!

Braemar Battleground Event - February 23rd

Posted by Community | 2024 Feb 16 19:13 -0500 GMT
After a poll of the community on our official Discord server, Braemar is where we'll be wreaking havoc for the next BG weekend event!

Braemar event will run from Friday, February 23rd at 2 PM EST / 8PM CET through Monday, February 26th.

Valentine's Day Event with New Shield Reward!

Posted by Community | 2024 Feb 13 10:33 -0500 GMT
Love is in the air as we celebrate the return of our Valentine's Day event! Defeat the Golden Lovers in our new Ellan Vannin mini event and earn your new heart shield!
Valentine's event will run from today, Tuesday February 13th, until Tuesday, February 20th. 

Read on for full event details!

A Ghostly Incursion.....

Posted by Community | 2024 Jan 18 12:33 -0500 GMT

The Ghost Keep event returns to the Frontiers!
  • The Ghost Keep event has begun and will last until February 20th!
  • RvR bonuses will remain through the duration of the Ghost Keep event!
  • An additional 50% RP Bonuses will be active in the areas of Hadrian's Wall, Emain Macha, and Odin's Gate 
  • 4 new Ghostly weapons have been added!


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 another one or exchange their existing one for another at the ghostly keep lord.
    • Players who obtained the Ghostly Medal of Valor last year can obtain one more with this event.
  • The Dynamic Keep Channelers at Caer Berkstead, Nottmoor Faste, and Dun Crimthainn that can teleport players into the inner keep of their respective keeps make their return for the event.
    • The channelers will spawn when their Ghost Keep Lord is active AND the keep is actively under siege (flames on the realmwar map).
  • Speak to the ghostly ambassador at the relic towns to obtain the additional quest [Ghost Keep] Ghosts of Enemies Past. Complete this quest to earn a Ghostly Weapon token to turn in for a weapon of your choice!
    • Can only be completed once per toon
    • Note players who have last year's quest pending will be able to complete it, but will not receive a weapon token.
    • 4 new Ghostly weapons have been added:
        • Ghostly Fang (H2H)
        • Ghostly Drum
        • Ghostly Quarterstaff
        • Ghostly Axe
  • 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 20th, 2024.


Leirvik Battleground Weekend - January 12th

Posted by Community | 2024 Jan 05 18:12 -0500 GMT

Welcoming in the New Year with the first of the year's battleground weekends!

Leirvik event will run from next Friday, January 12th through Monday, January 15th. Please note, the current 50% bonus RP in NF will carry into Leirvik for the event!

Porters will be added to the border keeps mainland side at approx 2PM EDT/ 8PM CET.

Ghost Keep Event

Adding an additional quick note that the Ghost Keep event will return to the frontiers on Thursday, January 18th!

Live Server Emergency Downtime

Posted by Community | 2024 Jan 04 17:37 -0500 GMT
UPDATE 17:45 EDT / 00:45 CET  - All servers are back online and open to players.

***Due to a technical issue, guild creation has been temporarily disabled on Ywain. We will provide an update to this post, as well as an in-game notification when guild creation is once again available. We apologize for any inconvenience, and appreciate your patience while we work to resolve this issue.***

Twelve Days of Midwinter

Posted by Community | 2023 Dec 20 20:24 -0500 GMT
The 21st of December is here, and what better way to celebrate the holiday spirit than grabbing some gifts from our Twelve Days of Midwinter gift giveaway!

On the first day of Midwinter, Broadsword gave to me...

  • Login to the game and visit the following NPCs to receive a special reward each day!
    • Albion: Santa Nicholas in Castle Sauvage
    • Midgard: Kris Kringle in Svasud Faste
    • Hibernia: Daidi na Nollag in Druim Ligen
  • Speak with the above NPCs to reveal your reward for each day.
    • Each day's reward will be revealed around 5:30 AM EST / 11:30 AM CET and last the remainder of that day.
    • In order to obtain your gifts, you must have the required number of inventory slots available for that day’s rewards.
    • In some cases, a multi-item reward will be stackable, and will require only one free inventory slot. Please refer to the list below for the days which will require more than 1 free slot:
      • Day 2 – Requires 2 free inventory slots
      • Day 4 – Requires 4 free inventory slots
      • Day 5 – Requires 5 free inventory slots
      • Day 9 – Requires 3 free inventory slots
  • If you’ve skipped one or more days, you will be simultaneously granted each previous missed day’s rewards in addition to the gifts for that day.
    • If you wait until the twelfth and last day of the giveaway to receive your gifts, you will need 22 available inventory slots, so please make sure that you have enough free space!
  • These rewards are limited to level 50s on veteran accounts, and may only be obtained once per character.
  • The Midwinter Giveaway will run from December 21st, 2023 for the next twelve days,until January 1st, 2024!
Happy Midwinter to one and all from all of us here at Broadsword!