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Welcome to Age of Valor! We are an Ultima Online free shard that has been running since 2006 featuring lot of advanced custom content. We originally decided to shut down in 2012 but due to popular demand we have reopened! (as of February 2015).

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Event ::  Apr 02 2016 2:35:22 pm  -  Cherry Blossom Festival 2016 (April 1st to May 31st)
The Cherry Blossom Festival Returns!

Head to the town of Zento in the Tokuno Islands to take part in the festival!

The festival runs yearly from April 1st to May 31st.

During the festival season, you can enjoy the following benefits:

Treasures of Tokuno
- Increased drop rate of Treasures of Tokuno between April 1st to May 31st

Cherry Blossom Puzzles

- Head to Zento and try one of the Cherry Blossom puzzles. Win lesser Treasures of Tokuno as prizes as well as blossoms for the community collection.
- Gives a higher chance of getting Leurocian's Mempo of Fortune or the Yomotsu Elder's sleeves as a prize
- 1 in 50 chance of getting the puzzle exclusive shadow veil mempo!

Blossom Collection

Collect different blossoms and turn them in for new prizes, such as decorative flower vines, costumes of tokuno creatures, and new equipment!

Note: Be sure to turn your blossoms in with the same character if you are collecting points. Points are character bound, not account bound!

Collecting blossoms can be done several ways
- Complete the quests that can be found at the Zento bank
- Kill monsters in the three Tokuno based dungeons (Fan Dancer's Dojo, Yomotsu Mines or the Citadel)
- Escort festival goers to Zento
- Complete the Cherry Blossom Puzzles for a chance to get blossoms as a reward
- Sometimes spawned naturally around the ground around Tokuno (Not in dungeons)

Quests
- Search the lands for the terrible Niddhogg. A random person in the top attackers list will get its head upon death. Deliver the head to the NPC in Zento for a reward.
- Festival escorts can be found around the Tokuno islands. Bring them to Zento for a reward.
- An NPC in Zento will give you a quest to kill a specific list of lesser monsters that are found in Tokuno.

Dungeon Changes
- Some spawn changes have been changed or cleaned up
- All monsters in the fan dancer's dojo, the yomotsu mines or the citadel have a chance to drop blossoms in your pack upon their death (Only during festival season from April 1st to May 31st).
- Your luck will influence your odds of getting a higher quality blossom which is worth more turn-in points.
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News ::  Mar 31 2016 11:59:23 pm  -  AoV Aerospace Agency Officially Launched
I have been busy with this huge project in the past year or so and itching to share details but due to confidentiality agreements with our partners SpaceX, NASA and CSA I was not able to share till now. Age of Valor is now officially a recognized private space agency and we are now officially launched. A dedicated site has been made which has details on some of our missions and experiments:

http://www.aovaa.space

We launched our first experimental satellite earlier with help of SpaceX and their Falcon 9 rocket and it can be tracked here:

http://www.n2yo.com/satellite/?s=90666

This project started off as a crazy idea I had in mind where a fleet of geostationary satellites could act as a direct link from two places on the Earth with as few hops as possible to make the ping on the shard good from anywhere. Idea is for it to be connected to the Hyperboria network as well ( https://hyperboria.net/ ) which is basically a darknet and a way to communicate without NSA surveillance. It was a running joke for a while till I actually looked deeper into what would be involved. This is not a new concept, but the idea of a small org like us doing it would never have even been a thought before. After doing research I realized it's actually not that far fetched to get stuff into space because of private space industry.

Been playing around a lot with electronics as a hobby in the past year and I worked closely with NASA, SpaceX and CSA to get our satellite built and off the ground and we have more planned as this was mostly just to test the waters. I have been monitoring it for a while now and it has been working pretty good other than the odd connectivity failures during solar storms but availability for it is not that critical as the data just buffers at the ground station. There's more info on what it does at our space agency site link above. It's basically a highly effective random number generator.

But yeah, I can't believe I can finally make this official, how many shards can say they've put something in space? Shocked There's going to be a lot of science stuff happening too and I'll be making a separate news section in the forum as there is quite a lot of other stuff to unveil. A lot of the big stuff is on our site though, check it out! http://www.aovaa.space
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Event ::  Mar 27 2016 1:12:33 pm  -  Easter Event March 27, 2016 - April 15, 2016
The Easter egg hunt is about to begin!

The event will run from March 27, 2016 to April 30, 2016. The event items will be removed on May 1, 2016



Head to the town of Yew by the Heartwood portal to see the Easter bunny, who has set up shop with numerous goodies. Collect his eggs around Trammel and turn them in for unique prizes of your choosing!

What are the prizes?

- Chocolate Easter Bunny



- Staff of Sparks (Easter themed fireworks launcher)



- Pigment Ticket (1 use)



- Easter Basket full of hot cross buns and shortbread cookies and a ham (skill deed) and lamb chop (power scroll)



- Random artifact deed (double click to get a random arty)



- Pet bonding deed (Instantly bonds a pet)



- Commemorative Easter Egg in exotic colors



- Squirrel's Acorn (Locked down in your home, summons a squirrel friend)



- Easter Bunny costume (turns you into a bunny with an exotic color)



- Springtime Robe (HPR3, Phys 5%, Cold 5%)



- Rebirth Talisman (SR2, HPR2, Luck 50, Cold 10%. Summons a pixie)



Are the eggs only found in Trammel?

- The eggs can be found anywhere on the main land mass as well as in towns. This is in Trammel only.

- The eggs WILL NOT spawn in dungeons, so do not waste time looking in any dungeons.

I've searched for hours and I haven't found a single egg

This can be due to many different scenarios. Here's a few tips:

- Hold down CTRL + SHIFT keys to pop up objects/items around you. If you notice a pop up that says 'smoke bomb' or has the word 'egg' in it, you may have possibly found an egg (Smoke bomb pops up initially as the Easter eggs use the same image. After a few seconds they will change names. Feel free to pick them up at any time though).

- Keep in mind that many other players are also searching for eggs. If you are searching in high traffic areas or in areas where players have already been, then the eggs may have already been collected.

- If you are in a dungeon or if you are in a facet other than Trammel, you will not find any Easter eggs.

How many eggs are spawned and when do they respawn?

There are 4 spawners, one for each type of Easter egg rarity. Currently, every 5 minutes an egg will respawn from each of the 4 types of eggs.

As for the total number of eggs spawned, there are well over 300 around Trammel. As the event starts to dwindle and approach the end, less eggs will start spawning around the world.

Also, as players collect the eggs, there will naturally be less laying about until a new one respawns. The spawners are periodically respawned to swap up the egg spots and to free any trapped eggs (See next point).

I found an egg but I can't grab it!

There are times when an egg will spawn in an unreachable location. You can try your best to find a way to reach the egg to grab it (Use teleport and CTRL + SHIFT). If you still cannot reach the egg, it's best to let it go and not waste any time trying to obtain it. There are plenty of other eggs around the world.

Spawners are periodically refreshed to reshuffle and respawn the eggs. If an egg was stuck, it will be moved to a different location. If the spawners were not refreshed, the eggs would still have decayed on the ground as part of the item decay process (Which is about 48 hours).

Staff will not move trapped eggs to a player's location. This is what the spawner refreshing process is for.

Can I trade eggs?

Yes. You are able to trade eggs to other players. If another player wishes to offer you something else for your eggs, then you are free to trade.

If an egg has been redeemed and converted into points, the points are bound to the player that brought the egg in. These points CANNOT be transferred to another player, however, you can redeem a reward which can then be transferred to another player.

Can we save eggs/points for next year?

The eggs are globally deleted after the event ends on April 15, 2016. The points accumulated towards the collection will remain. As this event is a yearly event, the points you accumulated will remain for next year.

Will the collection statue be removed on April 30th?

Although the event will end on April 30th, the collection statue will remain in Yew. You just will not be able to accumulate more points towards the collection, but you can redeem your points for prizes at any time during the year.



We hope everyone enjoys this year's Easter event and has a safe and happy long weekend this spring!
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News ::  Mar 26 2016 8:13:00 pm  -  Unplaned downtime due to file sync failure [resolved]
While trying to commit a small update my sync script messed up, and for some reason TC1 and live is not syncing properly and the live shard is failing to load the database. Nothing has been lost, but we are looking into why this is happening. Tried to restore a script backup but that is failing too. (backups are done with rsync as well, go figure)

The shard may be down for the next few hours, to even the next few days. If I can't figure it out by tonight, I won't be able to look at it till a week from now as I'll be with family tomorrow (Easter) and after that I start work.

I will post an update once some progress is being done. I'm still mostly investigating at this point.

Rsync has been the bane of my existence, it has a mind of it's own but it's really the only half decent app that has that function. One of these days I need to code a replacement.
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News ::  Feb 15 2016 12:02:32 pm  -  Happy Valentine's Day 2016
Greetings AOV!

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! We have added some gifts this year, which can be retrieved from the clickable heart box in luna.

Players can collect their Valentine's Day gifts from February 15, 2016 to March 13, 2016. The statue will be removed March 14, 2016



Each gift box is one per account. In each gift box you get the following:

1 tall gift box

1 heart shaped box with 10 assorted chocolates

1 St.Valentine's day panda bear

1 St.Valentine's day polar bear

1 freshly picked rose (white, yellow or pink)


We hope you enjoy the gifts and have a happy Valentine's Day!
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News ::  Jan 11 2016 8:12:18 am  -  Jan 11 2015 - Network transport outage [cleared]
Our main network link is currently down as of a bit before 8:00ET. We are currently investigating. It appears to be affecting more than just us.newsimg
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Event ::  Nov 26 2015 12:07:25 am  -  2015 AoV Christmas event: Shields down!
2015 AOV Christmas Event: Shields Down (December 1st, 2015 - January 15, 2016)

The evil elves are back, and have taken over Santa's village once more. During renovations, evil ninja elves have slipped through, and have managed to use the village's magic to continuously pour in through portals.

Shield generators have been installed in 3 locations to block these portals, but there are not enough elves to keep them fuelled all the time. Your help is needed to do this. They appear as follows:





How to fuel a shield generator: To fuel a shield generator you simply place coal, or cast fire spells on it. Double click coal to light, it will also eventually catch on nearby coal. Several piles of coal can be placed around to maximize the speed at which power level increases. Coal drops on the floor and from dark elves. It can also be obtained by mining anywhere in Sosaria.

Example of fuel generator that is fuelled by coal being placed around it:


Double clicking it will tell you it's status. There are 3 major modes for these generators:

Offline: No protection provided. Dark elves continue to arrive. Double clicking will show you the current power vs the power required to turn on.

Online: Dark elves have more trouble entering, but can still enter. Continue to add fuel. Double clicking will show you the current power vs the full power potential.

Full power: When this point is reached, all evil elves are instantly killed and no longer arrive. Good elves will slowly start to spawn. Good elves may fight any bad elves that happen to remain.

Note: These shield generators emit radiation which is known to the facet of trammel to cause health decrease and in some cases, death. Ask your doctor if the job of fueling these is right for you.

When the coal runs out, the power level of the shield generator slowly drops, at some point the good elves will stop spawning, and bad ones will start to return. Shield generator #3 is a special case where it has no control over evil elves, however once brought to full power it will provide surprise stockings throughout the village.

As well as evil elves, some sith lords whose ship has crashed have also decided to establish themselves in the NSA errr Claus Surveillance Centre. This has prevented Santa from checking to see if people are being naughty or not. It is also where shield generator #3 is, so it may prove difficult to enter until shield #2 is activated at full power.

Few last notes:

- To enter event, there are white gates throughout the world with title "Shields down!"

- There is a quest right at the entrance, it's worth grabbing it if you want some quick Christmas decoration.

- Due to mechanics of spawners and their sleep mode, allow 5ish minutes for good elves and surprised stockings to spawn the first time the cores are brought to 100%. Once stuff starts to spawn, the spawners will speed up. They are all set to spawn a new mobile/object within 30 seconds to 3 minutes.

- Difficulty may be a bit on the hard side due to amount of spawn, a stealther may be useful to get the generators going. Lit coal will also damage mobs, be creative. Wink

Stocking Rewards

Possible Resource Drops:
- Blight
- Luminescent Fungi
- Corruption
- Parasitic Plant
- Muculent
- Diseased Bark
- Bark Fragment
- Perfect Emerald
- Dark Sapphire
- Turquoise
- Ecru Citrine
- White Pearl
- Fire Ruby
- Blue Diamond
- Brilliant Amber
- Scourge
- Putrefaction
- Taint
- Random Runic Tools
- Random Skill Gain Deeds
- Pet Bonding Deeds
- Bags of Sending
- Bank Checks/Gold
- Ash Boards
- Yew Boards
- Bloodwood Boards
- Heartwood Boards
- Frostwood Boards
- Random Magic Items

Christmas Decoration Drops (Drops in Stockings)
Snowman
Wreath
Snowflake
Red and White Poinsettias
Christmas Candle
Mistletoe
Festive Cactus
Snowy Tree
Decorative Topiary
Small and Large Nutcracker
Red and Green Candy Cane

NEW 2015 Christmas Decoration Drops (Drops in Stockings)
Icicles
Christmas Tree Angel
Snow Statues (Seahorse, Pegasus, Griffon, Mermaid)
Snow Globes (Various colors and names. Rare glacial color is 10% chance)
Holiday Bells (Various colors and names. Rare gold color is 10% chance)
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Event ::  Nov 21 2015 8:49:09 pm  -  Thanksgiving 2015
Greetings AOV!

The turkeys and giant turkeys have been spotted in Ilshenar! Help rid the lands of these voracious birds.

This event will run between November 21, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015

Please report any issues or concerns you may have and we will do our best to address them.





Turkeys
There are 5 different kinds of turkeys

Lesser Turkey
These smaller turkeys show "a turkey" above their names. They don't have much health and are not much of a threat. These are the most common of all the turkeys. You may be able to find bronze and silver roulette tokens on their corpses.

Turkey Leader
Beware! These turkeys look just like the lesser turkeys, that is, until they are killed. These turkeys will burst into multiple copies of themselves, posing more of a threat than lesser turkeys. You can quickly get overrun if you aren't careful. These turkeys can also drop bronze and silver roulette tokens on their corpse with a better success rate than the lesser turkeys. They also have more loot on their corpses.

Giant Turkey
These giant turkeys are the strongest of the regular turkeys in the turkey clan. They have a lot of health and are strong fighters. Killing one will always reward a roulette token or horn of plenty (goes directly in your pack). Tokens range in rarity from the bronze token to the highly valuable platinum token!

Turkey Minion
An annoying minion summoned by Grosse Giblet's eggs. Although these are relatively weak, they do have a pecking ability that can cause continuous damage, disrupting spell casting.

Grosse Giblets the Huge
The big boss of all the turkeys! This turkey is no joke. Grosse Giblets have tons of health and nasty abilities. It will take a long time to take one of these down but you can get some unique rewards from it:

Special Drops (Off Grosse Giblet. Horn of Plenty also drops on Giant Turkeys)

Abominable Wishbone:
A scepter with spell channeling (no penalty), faster casting 1, mage weapon -0 and weapon damage 35%

Tuft of Feathers:
A wooden kite shield with spell challenging (no penalty), defense chance increase 5%, lower requirements 100%, reflect physical damage 5% and 15% physical resist

Horn of Plenty:
A decorative lockdown themed for Thanksgiving. Locking it down in your house and double clicking it will give you all kinds of edibles such as ears of corn, french bread, squash, pumpkins and a cooked bird.

Gravy Boat:
A boat shaped vessel to hold your gravy!
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News ::  Nov 02 2015 4:41:31 pm  -  Web server latency issues [solved]
There is a fibre cut in Montreal that is being worked on right now. As you noticed the site is very slow and in some cases wont load. The shard itself is unaffected, however since DNS is hosted on this server you may run into name resolution issues.

For now, if you connect to 47.55.26.146 for the shard you will connect as normal. The shard may show as down in the status, but that is because UO Gateway is hosted on the server that is experiencing issues.
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Event ::  Oct 20 2015 6:14:18 pm  -  Halloween 2015
Greetings AOV!

Wormwood is once again accessible to players for the Halloween season from October 20, 2015 - November 20, 2015.

You can find white event gates to the Halloween event at various towns.

This is the same event from Halloween 2011 that many players did not get to experience. It is the largest seasonal event on AOV.

Please report any issues or concerns you may have and we will do our best to address them.



Quests
Over 30 quests to take part in for unique rewards!

Candy Collection
Collect candy from completing quests. Candy can be eaten, put down in your house as decoration, or used in quests for better rewards!

Costume Collection
Collect toadstools for Grunilda to help her decorate her house. Turn in enough toadstools and claim a costume as a prize!

Frog Quest
Can you find Helga's 5 missing frogs? Grab a shrinking staff and set out to find them. Maybe some of the other witches and warlocks can provide you with hints to their location.

Hint Scrolls
Some quests will reward you hint scrolls. In addition to providing you with some useful knowledge and tips, some provide you with a bonus against boss abilities or allow you to access new locations!

Bosses

Complete certain quests to gain haunted house keys as a reward. These keys will allow you infinite access to fight the following bosses (Bosses respawn approximately every 15 minutes once killed).

Bosses will always drop one of the following, provided you have done enough damage for loot rights:

60% Chance to drop a special toadstool for Grunilda's costume collection
20% Chance to drop a special Halloween colored dye (Boss specific)
15% Chance to drop special Halloween decor (Boss specific)
5% Chance to drop an artifact from the Conjurer's set (Boss specific)

Ethel the Deranged Witch

Possible rewards
- Black Toadstools, Green Toadstools or Red Toadstools
- Halloween Green Dye (5 Charges)
- Black Cat Statuette, Halloween Ghoul Statuette or Platinum Token
- Conjurer's Grimoire (Spellbook: Undead Slayer, Magery +15, INT 8, SDI 15, LMC 10)

Pumpkin King

Possible rewards
- Black Toadstools, Green Toadstools or Red Toadstools
- Halloween Orange Dye (5 Charges)
- Carved Pumpkin or Platinum Token
- Conjurer's Trinket (Talisman: Undead Slayer, STR 1, HPR 2, HCI 10, DI 20)

Herpekitus the Plant Monster

Possible rewards
- Black Toadstools, Green Toadstools or Red Toadstools
- Halloween Red Dye (5 Charges)
- Dark Tree or Platinum Token
- Conjurer's Garb (Robe: MR2, Luck 140, DCI 5)

Sorceress of the Night

Possible rewards
- Black Toadstools, Green Toadstools or Red Toadstools
- Halloween Purple Dye (5 Charges)
- Ruined Tapestry, Pumpkin Scarecrow or Platinum Token
- Conjurer's Sandals (Sandals: MR2, Luck 140, DCI 5)

Malevolent the Reaper

Possible rewards
- Black Toadstools, Green Toadstools or Red Toadstools
- Halloween Black Dye (5 Charges)
- Grim Warning, Skulls on a Pike or Platinum Token
- Conjurer's Sash (Sash: MR2, Luck 140, DCI 5)
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