Urgent: Legends of Aria is leaving Steam

Notice from July 2022

Legends of Aria recently announced that the game is being removed from Steam, but it remains listed at this time during a grace period to allow existing users time to move to standalone accounts.

New players should avoid Steam and use the normal standalone version of the game.

Existing Steam users please see the announcement posted in the LOA Discord for details on how to migrate your account from Steam to a standalone account.

Please note that Shards of Britannia staff has no control over the Steam migration process, please direct all concerns or questions to Legends of Aria staff.

When a faction owns a town, they may now spend town stone silver to purchase a faction guard, which will protect the stone against opposing factions.

  • Wisp Summon AIs have once again been improved (they will not override an already existing bless and will attempt to affect targets most in need of their services)
  • Faction stones will begin accurately displaying which faction controls a town- the effect will not be immediate, but will fix itself as folks capture towns.
  • Faction thieves who steal the sigil from a town stone (or another faction's faction stone) will be awarded 1000 silver for themselves when a town is successfully captured.
  • Faction Stones now show time until capture once depositing a sigil
  • You can now transfer Faction Silver to another faction member by saying "/transfersilver XXX" where XXX is the amount you wish to transfer
  • Forest Ostard has been added to the Faction Store
  • Crystal Wisp Summon's healing AI has been improved
  • Stone Gargoyle Summon now generates more threat

If you have a Halloween Mask that still equips to the "Head" slot preventing you from wearing armor on your head simultaneously, you may now talk to the Candy Vendor to get it fixed.

The following bugs have been fixed, some potentially pending restart:

  • Remaining halloween masks not using the mask slot should be masks on a relog
  • Faction War Horses now correctly take 1 pet slot and are transferrable
  • Clothing being accidentally undyed after stealing the faction town sigil should no longer be an issue
  • Faction timers have been set to their proper times- no longer the one hour testing timer
  • Poison Elemental summons now take 4 pet slots

Fixed an issue causing the invasion spawn to over-spawn after a server crash

The Headless Horseman Boss from town invasions:

  • is now exempt from Group Loot (automatic loot sharing between groupmates)
  • will now have a chance to give loot directly to participants that have done at least 1% damage to the boss, including damage from pets or summons (items will go directly to players backpacks)
  • has had its on-corpse loot reduced in lieu of the direct-to-player loot
  • More sources for Veil Shard drops have been added
  • Cost to unlock a Summoner's Tome spell as a result has been increased to 6 (from 4)
  • Summon spells can no longer be cast in town
  • When a Summoner's Tome spell is unlocked, the spell detail page will show the minimum skill required (update the wiki as you discover them!)

More evil mages have appeared in Britannia, summoning creatures from beyond the veil between worlds. Their conjuring ways seem to be learned from an ancient tome whose origins are unknown....

[A new method of unlocking the Summoner's Tome has entered Britannia]

  • Players can only utilize faction rewards from capturing a town if they've been in their faction for at least 7 days
  • Leaderboard rankings will begin fixing themselves - you will enter the leaderboard upon your next faction kill
  • Any player holding a sigil will be shown on the minimap

All Town/Faction Stones have had their states reset again. We believe we have fixed the root cause of the ongoing sigil issues, but ask once more for you all to give it a go! Timers are all once again set at one hour so it will be easy to test. You may still recall with the stone for the moment.

Global messages still need some tweaking.

An item called the Skull of Hallows Eve has been added to the Halloween Candy vendor. This item will allow you to activate the Cove invasion spawn at the Black Gate in North Cove. The spawn requires 6 players total to start it, so you will need 5 other players to be near the spawn with you when trying to activate, only one skull is needed per invasion. There is a 2-hour cooldown between spawns and the encounter needs to be finished within 4 hours or it will deactivate and reset automatically. The spawn will be available until Nov 8th. Looting Rights is now skipped for the ending boss as well.

A Faction store has been added to town stones- usable when your faction controls a town. This store is used to spend your personal silver on items for yourself. Currently two items are for sale, and more will be added soon:

  • War Horse - a new mount that can be transferred/sold to any player, including non-faction players
  • Faction Cloak - a blessed black cloak

Additional sigil capture bugs have been squashed as well. More to come!

After next restart, the Lone Wolf Cloak, Cloak of the Dragon Slayer, and Citizen Cloak should no longer fail constantly upon crafting.

Halloween Mask rares should now (potentially pending a restart) utilize the Mask equip slot instead of Head slot- thus they will be wearable over armor.

  • A bug that caused people who have held the sigil to have grey skin after losing it has been fixed
  • Barber visits are temporarily free for faction members in case of Purple Emergency

Arcadion, an evil and powerful daemon, has crossed the veil between worlds and is plotting terrible endeavors that may endanger the citizens of Britannia. Brave warriors: take up arms and defeat this most evil foe!

The Summoner's Tome is now live and in game! It may be acquired by defeating Arcadion, a brand new boss. The Summoner's Tome requires 60.1+ Spirit Speak and Magery to use and can contain 7 brand new summons! Details on the Summoner's Tome can be found here: https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/summoners-tome

  • Sigils will now be properly deleted on logout, etc- even if carrying multiple (even though there's no reason to steal multiple :) )
  • Minor bugs have been addressed
  • Faction Stones stuck in invalid states have been fixed
  • Tools for monitoring any additional issues with the sigil capture system have been added

The Black Gate Model will be returning to the transition token vendor shortly! Check after next restart.