The Item Fixer vendor has been spawned outside of Skara Brae Bank. For the next week, if you bring them your bugged MLK day handout book, right click and select Fix Item, then target the book, they'll take it and give you a new, functional one.

  • Vendors in Skara Brae have sorted out their supply line issues to the mainland and will now continually restock their goods after a short period of time.

After a nightly restart:

  • Players will no longer be able to stealth in full plate.
  • Wearing anything heavier than leather armor (> 10% Armor Penalty) will cause a penalty to stealth / increased chance to reveal (even at GM Stealth), with the chance to reveal increased based on the armor penalty...

We are aware of the issues being experienced with logging in and have escalated the matter to Citadel Studios. Unfortunately this one is out of our hands, however we hope it is resolved soon.

Pending nightly restart:

  • Tamed dragons will not be True Britannians faction
  • The GM spells Dark Guardian and Death Ward will not be castable unless you have GM in the skills required to unlock them
  • Faction Pillars have their timers randomized a bit- 80 hours plus or minus 8 hours

Pending nightly restart, Detect Hidden has had an action added to it in the skillbook- Disarm Trap, used to disarm trapped, unlocked chests. Details are as follows:

  • To disarm a trap, the player must have at least 80.1 Lockpicking and Detect Hidden. Disarm Trap provides a chance to disable traps...

Due to the nature of the issue that caused the recent downtime, we have had to roll the server back to 9pm UTC/4pm US eastern in order to preserve data integrity. We apologise for this and do not do it lightly - however we have identified the bug and do not expect a recurrence at this time.

The s...

The server will remain offline while we track down an elusive bug. We are working on it and will restore service ASAP. There is no ETA at this time.

Thank you for your patience.

Britannia's first Housing Deco competition is underway for the next two weeks! If you think your house decorations are killer, check out the events channel for details and post your screenshots in the house-deco-contest channel. The winner gets a one-of-a-kind piece of deco! Show us what you got!

We've received reports of some pets not casting spells that you would expect them to. What we've found is that when pets spawn they are currently only receiving spells within their ability to cast them. For example, if a nightmare spawns with really low Magery it will only receive the spells that i...

After the nightly restart:

  • All trees in all regions have been 'rebuilt' and should now be choppable
  • Some issues with mobs spawning in certain areas that they should not should be resolved, for example in the water in Britain Graveyard
  • Mining the southern mountains in the Skara Brae region sh...

The Skara Brae faction town stone is now active! While holding the sigil, you can use the boats at the docks to teleport back to the mainland and run to your faction stone. Go capture it!

  • Added the ability to dye the deeds of dyeable furniture, and placing and re-deeding the objects will retain their color
  • Fixed an issue preventing player vendor owners from removing items from them, saying "you can't see that"

After tonight's restart:

  • Lantern lines and mining canopies, a house deco item which some players used to block off passages and decorate outside of their house bounds, will be removed from the world.
  • Items received via an exploit involving taking them from an NPC's paperdoll before the exploit...

The Minax faction stone has been moved nearer to its traditional location in the south of the Skara Brae region. Please visit https://map.shardsofbritannia.com/ and filter by Faction to find its new location.

Housing should now be enabled in Skara Brae. Enjoy!

At 11pm UTC/6pm EST tonight we will bring the server back online and Skara Brae, as well as the mainland region near it, will be available for all players! Give us just a couple minutes after it's back up to get the moongate running.

There is one bug in the region currently to be aware of- You can...

The server will be coming offline at 10pm UTC/5pm EST for some major updates. This may take up to one hour.

Thank you as always for your patience.

Necromancers (players considered "undead") may now use heal potions to heal themselves without incurring damage.

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  • Random pop-up camps should now avoid spawning on top of players
  • Fixed an issue with pets that have just become tamed sometimes causing criminal action with their last combatant
  • Fixed issue with player vendors bouncing around sometimes
  • Player vendors should now be able to wear dresses
  • P...
  • Fixed a bug causing summons to not gain increased health when the summoner has high skills.
  • Added a timer to faction kills- if you're killed, then someone kills you again within 5 minutes, they gain no kill points/silver (no res killing or cornball gaming the system)
  • Added drinking to the game...

Old Toby and Smoking Pipes have returned to Britannia! Old Toby will spawn in the new Skara Brae lands, but Smoking Pipes have been added to some loot tables already. Old Toby gives no in-game benefit (as it did in Celador) and is purely for roleplay purposes, but it is a safe alternative to yelling...

Our top Wizards have been working tirelessly, and we're happy to announce that the city of Skara Brae, as well as the mainland region to the east of it, will be available in game very, very shortly- and we mean REALLY shortly. While expanded landmass is awesome in and of itself, we wanted to give y...

  • Fixed an issue preventing moving/using objects inside secured containers
  • Fixed issue with Friends, Co-Owners, Ban List not being retained properly when relocating a house
  • Fixed issue with house sign not updating properly when relocating a house
  • Added prevention for being able to add items...

If you relocated your house during the first few hours of the land rush this past weekend then you may have noticed that the Friends, Co-owners, and Ban List was not retained. This issue was already fixed but is not retroactive, sorry!

Another issue was identified in which after moving a house th...

In some cases, items that were locked down in a container (not secure) in your house, the items may have inadvertently moved out of the container and put into the center of the house. If this happened to you, sorry! Right now we don't have a workaround or an easy way to move these items back to a co...

An issue preventing placing houses in some designated housing spots due to "you cannot claim that land" has been resolved. This was due to a designated Treasure Map location being nearby blocking placement, which has now been optimized. In some cases, this may open up a piece of land that previously...

  • Areas outside of Britain, Minoc, and Cove are now open for house placement
  • A new "Pack and Relocate" option has been added that will allow you to pack your house up and move it to a different location

Relocation details:

  • Initial cost is 20,000gp which is doubled each subsequent move
  • ...

The landrush updates have been applied and the server will be coming online at 2:15 pm UTC (in about 5 minutes)!

Some maps have been added to the wiki page https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/housing#housing-allowed-areas to reveal what areas are Housing Allowed for each region.

After next restart, two new Necromancy spells have been added:

  • Ghost Blade (6th circle) - increases your effective Tactics melee damage bonus, scaled up based on your Spirit Speak skill.
  • Vampiric Touch (7th circle) - a chance to siphon some health from your enemy on a melee hit if the hit is s...

We've got an update regarding the landrush announced earlier this month https://shardsofbritannia.com/news/housing-plan

The landrush will begin at 2:00 pm UTC on 1/1/22 and to see this in your time zone please see the time listed on the Discord Event: https://discord.gg/CuwaP9sbep?event=91912966...

Fixed an issue causing Escorts to not recognize that they have reached their destination in several cases

The 3 year veteran reward hitching post and ankh have had a couple bugs patched- they now properly obey their owner and the ankh's placement issues have been resolved.

Some have reported that you cannot bless the Reindeer Mask with a Clothing Bless Deed: Head Slot, this is because the Reindeer Mask fits in the Mask slot and not the Head slot. Sorry for the confusion.

A bug allowing use of the Necronomicon when not considered Undead has been patched. As a result, the Necronomicon now requires a minimum of 60.1 in Forensic Evaluation, Spirit Speak, and Magery to use.

  • A bone armor dye tub has been added in game, as an ultra rare drop.
  • The Dark Guardian summon has had its damage output increased a bit.
  • Fixed an issue with Santa Claus not handing out presents
  • Fixed an issue with presents sometimes not giving any items
  • Fixed an issue with Meditation not working at all

We'd like to welcome the newest member of the team, Wize! He has extensive software development and unity experience, and will be focusing primarily on Unity for the moment (as we heard some of you wanted to see the map expand....). Please give him a warm welcome!

Pending a nightly restart, the following changes have been made:

Bone Crafting has been introduced! This will allow players to harvest bones and ethereal bones from gravedigging, and craft bone armor, as well as bone crafting stations for their houses. Bone Armor will become more useful, as player...

Happy holidays from the Shards of Britannia staff!

Twelve days of Xmas is about to commence. Santa has set up shop outside of Britain in Paws town. For naughty Britannians, Evil Santa has set up shop outside of Minoc next to the Buccaneer's Den archway teleporter. You will be able to talk to Sa...

  • Some noxious decay bug fixes have been added to avoid the "endless heal" scenario.
  • A bug causing the faction pillar to be a stingy bastard has been fixed.
  • Fey slayers have been removed from crafting tables, as we have very few fey mobs at this time.

As you may have seen, an article was published today announcing a business deal between Citadel Studios and another game company. This was also the first we have heard of this news at Shards of Britannia, as we find out news the same time the general public does. There's been no mention of what this...

  • Fixed an issue preventing skeleton keys from receiving their decay timers, this was an unintended side effect of another hotfix recently
  • Fixed an issue with being able to use objects inside of secured containers when you don't have permission to
  • Fixed an issue with being able to open Lottery...
  • Fixed an issue causing players to see "you can't do that so quickly" erroneously, as well as preventing players from teleporting in quick succession
  • Tracking distance is now greatly reduced when inside of a Dungeon as part of the ongoing balancing

The server will remain offline for up to 2 hours during the next restart window (9am UTC on 21st December) while we conduct some extended maintenance.

Thanks for your patience.

On Christmas Eve, the gravedigging vendor will cease to sell Santa's Candle, the item used to trigger the Santa Claws boss event. After Christmas Day, he will be gone for good, along with his Ethereal Reindeer.

The Colosseum can now only be reached by using the skiff at Buccaneer's Den docks, or the skiff at Britain's docks south of the bank (the larger docks slightly to the south-east, where the Town Crier calls out the latest gossip). To be clear, skiffs are the smaller boats, not the big ships.

To lea...

We've deployed a hotfix for the issue preventing players from releasing objects with collision. The full fix requires a server restart, until then, you can say "I wish to move this" to bring up the Decorating Tool and use the release button from there and it will work.

Pending a restart:

  • Faction guards are now mounted and quite fast.
  • Faction members' names will now be displayed in special colors: Minax - Cyan; Shadowlords - Green; True Britannians - Purple
  • All warhorses purchased from here on out will only be rideable by faction members.

The following changes have been made to help prevent getting items stuck inside of house walls causing them to be unable to be retrieved.

  • Can no longer drop items in places that are blocked or that you cannot see
  • Can no longer release locked down items that are in blocked locations or in a sp...

Notes:

  • Escorts and pop-up Orc Camps have been re-enabled & town vendors are vulnerable again
  • Vendors & dungeon chests have been respawned

Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with SOS treasure not being created in some cases
  • Fixed being able to drop items into other beings' backpacks in some cases...

The Halloween Candy vendors will be available until January 1st, so be sure to spend your candy as soon as possible!

Soon you will begin seeing server alerts for ongoing miniboss events that will occur in various areas of the overland on a regular basis. At this time, there will be four different miniboss events available. You should see one happening every day or two once they've been implemented. These events wi...

An exploit causing faction players to receive quite a lot of silver upon depositing silver into a controlled town stone has been fixed. This exploit has existed since factions were released. As a result, upon next restart, all players' faction silver will be reset to 0. This exploit was only recentl...

  • Bonded pets will no longer release themselves when starving
  • Pet hunger rate has been decreased greatly, now starvation will occur at 72 hours without feeding, instead of 16 hours

Note: Bonded pets will still continue to experience hunger, but it has no effect at this time. In the future, hun...

As you may be aware, we're working to isolate the root cause of the recent crashes. Through the process of elimination, we are making a change to the town vendors, and they have are now invulnerable again for the time being. As a result of this change, the Escort NPCs are disabled, as well as the po...

Occasionally a visual client bug occurs when using Organize Backpack option where it organizes the items but they continue to appear in the old position inside your backpack. If that happens to you, you can simply pick up the bags to refresh the items and show them in their correct position.

  • The time to capture a town once the sigil is deposited into a faction stone has been reduced from 24h to 8h
  • The time between when a town is captured until it is once more vulnerable has been decreased to 36 hours to compensate

The True Britannians faction mob has been changed from Drakes to Dragons.

Britannians: prepare to win it big! Buck E. Bees has opened a franchise of his famous casinos in Minoc! Located just south of the Minoc tinker shop, several games are available to play:

  • A weekly lottery: 1,000gp per ticket. The winner takes home 50% of all collected gold.
  • Slot machines - A pos...

We are excited to share that housing is going to be enabled in all online regions at the end of the month/beginning of the new year. This means you will be able to place houses around Britain, Minoc, and Cove regions.

Leading up to or at that time we will be enabling the Large Patio house option....

  • Fixed an issue preventing players from reporting player murders if a monster or NPC gets the killing blow
  • Fixed an issue with treasure chests in dungeons not decaying if untouched for a period of time; additionally, random Orc Camps now spawn in overland with a chest of difficulty levels 3 to 5...

Orcs have been spotted setting up camps around the world and taking human hostages. Keep your eyes out for suspicious activity.

The Santa Claws boss is now player triggerable. You must purchase Santa Claws' Candle from the gravedigging vendor, then place it under the Christmas Tree on the western side of the Yew area (where the spawn previously was). It takes 6 players nearby to activate. Once you've assembled, double click...

After the restart, the following items have been addressed:

  • A bug causing Faction Mages to persist beyond 24h has been resolved.
  • Several faction sigil system bugs have been squashed. As a result, you may encounter the following scenario: 1. You steal a town sigil and deposit it in your faction...

Pending a restart, a new Necromancer spell has been added. It requires GM Forensic Evaluation, Spirit Speak, and Magery to unlock.

The spell is called Death Ward, and may only be casted on yourself. For its duration, if you are killed/ brought below 0 health, you will instead be returned to 1 HP (...

Pending a restart:

  • A stolen town sigil will now show the town's name.
  • Faction mobs to kill for faction silver have been added. Drakes are associated with True Britannians, Daemons with Shadowlords, and Ogre Lords with Minax. Killing an opposing faction's mob grants you 30 silver. Faction mobs...

The Faction Pillar / King of the Hill is now in game. It activates once every 80 hours, and you will receive a server alert when it does. It can be found in Destard Level 2.

https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/factions

Hail citizens of Britannia!

I will be producing a 2 to 3 minute promotional video for SOB.

I would like to show player's in-game recorded video's showcasing everything we have to offer.

I would like to get a collection of videos showing people mining, lumberjacking, fighting, stealing, faction...

A new automated King Of The Hill style Faction event is coming soon to Britannia. The following details outline its basic ideas, but are subject to tweaks before release:

Every 80 hours, the Faction Pillar becomes active. This event is a King Of The Hill style event. Faction players must stay near...

Pending a restart:

  • Blood Siphon now heals much more health.
  • Elf clothing will now be blessable
  • Beginning at 80.1 Forensic Evaluation (with a min 30 Spirit Speak), necromancers now have more potent Curse/Mass Curse spells
  • A bug causing faction players to not flag in pvp combat has been resolved
  • Skeletons summoned by Necromancers will now appear green to differentiate from NPC skeletons
  • ...

Santa Claws has been successfully chased out of Yew and is now wandering the wilds in search of warriors whose Christmas he can ruin!

Pending a restart, the following changes have been made:

  • Noxious Decay is now a 6th circle spell (instead of 7th)
  • A bug causing Earthquake to give Spirit Speak gains has been fixed
  • Bone Armor can only be used on yourself.
  • Necromancers can now cast Invisibility
  • Protection, Magic Reflection, Reactive Armor, and Arch Protect now harm Necromancers as intended.
  • A bug causing Mass Dispel to dispel summons too frequently has been fixed.
  • Blood Siphon's cooldown on a given target has been decreased.
  • The Gravedigging vendor now sells Grave Dust- at a very s...

'Twas a month before Christmas and all throughout Yew, not a creature was stirring- the guards had all gone too! A cold wind came and quickly they figured out, that Santa Claws and his evil minions would soon be about!

Launching sometime this evening, Yew will be invaded by Santa Claws and his evi...

  • Poison Elemental summons now poison more often.
  • A timing bug with wisp summon spellcasting has been addressed.

The Lithos necromancy event will end tomorrow. Its spawn rate has been increased until then.

  • Reds can now use the gravedigging vendor
  • You can no longer harm necromancers in town with beneficial spells
  • Gravedigging will check your character notoriety settings before turning you grey
  • Beneficial / Healing spells used to harm necromancers now behave properly and consume reagants.
  • A new item has been added to fill the Necronomicon with spells instead of the Grave Dust- it is called Heart of Earth Shard and it can be obtained from undead mobs.
  • Necromancers will now only be con...

Necromancy is now live in Britannia! A method of procuring the Necronomicon has been introduced and players are encouraged to discover it.

For a short time, a boss event featuring Lithos, titan of Earth, is also active and is another possible way of obtaining the Necronomicon.

Please read the fo...

The cost of gravedigging tools has been reduced greatly and their charges have increased to 100 in preparation for Necromancy,

Relics of Lithos, titan of Earth, have been sighted in Britannia- a dark omen of evil events on the horizon.

Necromancy is coming to Britannia and is currently in testing! Shout out to Stimwalt who designed the ideas behind much of this system before he departed the team. The following wiki articl...

Some more decorations have been fixed in terms of an issue preventing placing them, included but not limited to:

  • Wooden Display Case
  • Small Three Shelf Market Rack
  • Large Two Row Market Rack
  • Arena Bleachers (these have been reduced in size to fit better)
  • Medium Display Rack
  • L-shaped &...

An issue has been solved preventing people from buying mounts like the Fire Ostard that can be ridden by anyone if their skill level is too low.

The following is a preview of the upcoming Bulk Orders and Crafting Changes. Testing is about to begin, but there is no expected release date at this time. Near the release, we will write some Wiki pages to further explain some of these changes, but for the most part a lot of the mechanics are borro...

We've updated the Short and Long Spear to working models that properly show the weapon in your hands when you are in warmode. Spears made before this change will not reflect the updated models though, so you may want to hold on to one or two as they are now relics. :)

  • A new endgame summon has arrived for the Summoner's Tome. It requires GM Spirit Speak, Magery, and Animal Lore to unlock.
  • A new resource has been added to gravedigging that will soon prove quite useful.
  • Corrected an issue with the Bear Ethereal Statue being listed under 3 years instead of 2 years
  • Corrected an issue with claiming the Resurrection Ankh actually giving a Hitching Post.

If you claimed a Resurrection Ankh and erroneously received the Hitching Post instead, and would like to swa...

  • Summons should no longer create corpses upon death.
  • A bug causing people with many long term murders but less than 5 short term murders to be blue has been fixed.

More house decorations have been fixed that previously gave users trouble when trying to place them:

  • Holiday Tree 1 & 2
  • Veteran Reward Banners 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • Large Counter 1 & 2
  • Inn Bar
  • Large Display Shelf
  • Fixed an issue with Gothic Torch deeds being named just "Deed" or "Unknown Furn...
  • Fixed bug where bonded pets turned into laid down corpses upon dying
  • Faction Ranks will begin launching after restart. Every day when the leaderboard is compiled, each member of a given faction will be ranked based on their kill points relative to their fellow same faction members and given a ra...
  • The Strange Gazer summon has been tweaked. A bug preventing it from casting has been fixed and it is now a caster as intended. It has been beefed up a bit.
  • The War Horse mount will stop being a ridable human skeleton the next time it dies. New War Horses will not have this issue.
  • Pets will no...

QOL: When taming or unstabling a pet, OR when summoning a creature, targetable healthbars for them automatically show up underneath the reagant counter. These disappear when you stable pets or when a summon expires.

  • Nether Vortexes now take 2 control slots instead of 3
  • Faction guards mistakenly cost 3000 silver and have been corrected to 2000
  • Other random bugs with Factions and Summoning have been squashed
  • Faction players may have more than one character in a faction per IP- as long as it's the same faction (in preparation for faction crafting)
  • Wisp summon AIs have been improved more (they will buff/heal themselves too)

3 Year Veteran Rewards Added

  • Three new ethereal Ostard mounts have been added to the veteran rewards.
  • Six blessed death shrouds varying in color have been added (these can be dyed but you will not be able to get back the original color)
  • Hitching post (account bound) This can be placed in yo...
  • Fixed issue with single-use dyes like the Halloween Hair dyes not working
  • Fixed issues with some house decorations not being placeable like the Fishing Racks and Barrel Trophy Stand (if you run into other decorations that can't be placed please let us know, we'll try to get to all of them if th...