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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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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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News ::  Sep 01 2015 8:14:32 pm  -  Firewall Upgrade [completed]
Doing an upgrade to the firewall, I jumped the gun on the "update" button without even realizing it probably has to reboot after. Embarassed

The upgrade is happening right now, it may cause random network interruptions. There's a slight possibility the shard will have to be rebooted as well if the IP changes. Will update this thread once done.
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In progress ::  Aug 11 2015 2:54:15 am  -  Updating shard to support latest client [postponed]
I'm in the very early stages of looking into what it takes to get the shard updated so the latest client can work. This will hopefully make it easier to get new players to join. I can't say how hard or easy it will be to do, I'm hoping it's just a few packet changes and done.

Just thought I'd post this as a heads up, since once I push that update you will need to patch. I will make a separate post once that update goes through though. It may go in with other content as well depending on how long it takes to make this change.
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News ::  Aug 03 2015 1:49:09 am  -  Donation System Working
The donation system should now be working. I have tested it myself with a secondary Paypal account (you are allowed to have a business + personal account) and it seems to work great.

If you do try it out please post here or PM me so I can verify that the process went through. When you donate, you should get a message in game within 10 minutes. You can either use the donation stone to donate (opens browser) or go directly to the donate page on the site and enter your account. I kept the notice up that it's in testing as I just don't want someone to donate without having read this first. Once I get a couple test donations and see that for sure it's working I'll remove that notice.

As a side note I had to make an update to the shard code as well since I realized pennies were not being accounted for, so if you were to make a 50 cent donation for example, you would get 0 points, not 50. I changed to code so that instead of giving a certain amount of points per dollar it's a certain amount per penny. 1 point per penny to be exact. So $1.25 would give you 125 points. So this change is why the server just got restarted.

Now that this is working we may also look into adding more items over time, and we are open to suggestions.

I also want to make it clear that this is NOT a store, but simply a gift as a thank you for donating. This means that from a legal standpoint we are not obligated to give you this gift for your donation. (ex: server issue) In all reality if for whatever reason you don't get it we will look into it of course.
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News ::  Jul 30 2015 6:22:00 pm  -  Potential Shard Revert - Guilds did not save correctly.
I really hate to do this, I always promised it's something I would never do, but for some reason all guilds have been corrupted. They are completely gone. I will experiment in the test environment with backups to see if they return. If yes I may have to revert to that version of the backup. Very sorry to have to do this but I'm sure it's better that then everyone loosing their guilds.

I will update this with plans once I figure out what is going on.
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News ::  Jul 27 2015 10:49:28 pm  -  Scheduled Server Maintenance: July 28 2015 @ 11:59pm ET
I will be taking down the server for some required preventative maintenance. I also need to make a firewall change on the database server which could threaten the SQL connectivity so I will do that at the same time while shard is down. Basically I need to image the shard server and DB server so that in the event of a catastrophic failure I have a base working OS to go on and only need to restore data.

This downtime will last about 1 to 2 hours. I will post here and broadcast in game when I'm about ready to start.

I am going around my entire network doing this type of maintenance as it is overdue and the shard will be last.

Note: Time was previously 3pm, It has been postponed to midnight.
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