Crossroads Covenant - Event Update

Posted by Community | 2024 Jul 09 18:50 -0400 GMT

Friends and Realm Mates, 

In gratitude for your patience and valuable feedback during Phase 1 of the Crossroads Covenant event, the Dark Age of Camelot team is offering a token of our appreciation. 

On Ywain, Level 50 characters on veteran accounts may now visit the King in their capital city’s Throne Room to receive a Crossroads Crate. This mysterious contains surprises to suit the variety of players that makes DAoC so special!

Some notes and reminders:

  • We suggest that you have 4 free inventory slots available when receiving/opening the Crossroads Crate
  • Please remember that accounts can only have one MTX respec active at a time. If you should be awarded this item, it is recommended that you use it prior to obtaining your gift on other characters
  • Albion note: the King's Royal guard has been moved closer to the main Camelot teleporter in order to facilitate easier access to the Throne Room.
  • This offering will be available through Tuesday, July 16th 2024

Crossroads Covenant - Phase One Extension & Changes

Elements of Phase 1 of the Crossroads Covenant - Lilith event has been updated, and will conclude on Tuesday, July 16th 2024. The following changes to phase 1 have been made and are now live:

 [The Shroud] Caer Benowyc or Bledmeer Faste or Dun Crauchon 
  • Quests will now auto complete

[The Shroud] Distracting a Princess

  • Succubuses will now respawn more rapidly
  • The level of the succubuses has been reduced

We are truly grateful for the feedback that you've provided, and we look forward to bringing you the next phases of the Crossroad Covenant event. 

Crossroads Covenant - Lilith

Posted by Community | 2024 Jun 27 11:59 -0400 GMT
The Shroud thins and Demonic power waxes in the realms! Surely, it is time to join the winning side? The rewards will be great, the power even greater, and of course there's nothing quite like power is there? Time grows short, it is time to choose a side and dedicate your very being, your soul, to power! What is your choice?

Now, it's not that I lied per se, I would of course never lie to you, however; I may have slightly exaggerated how well things are going for us at the moment. You of course remember that business with the Tome of Fiends and borrowing the Demonic Court's power to restore it yes? As it happens, in what can truly be called an unforeseeable mishap, the court is rather displeased with us at the moment. I'm sure everything will blow over in the next few centuries don't you worry! Until then though it might be best if we keep The Shroud intact with Her Majesty on the other side yes?

Notice from the Vigilant Order

Demons have been spotted all over the frontiers. After the disaster that was the Tome of Fiends, The Shroud has been getting thinner and thinner and I fear if nothing is done it might truly fall. We still have a chance for a miracle but it requires every available hand. Please lend us your strength, we might not have another chance.

Things are dire out there. The demon's are encroaching and I've heard rumors that the Queen herself has been sighted. Luckily, if we can still get lucky, she can't bring her full might to bear through the Shroud as of yet. And it's our job to make sure that never happens. We can do this, we have no other option.

Phase One Quest Details

Players alignment to the Demonic and Vigilant paths have been reset from previous Crossroads Covenant events and you are now free to pledge yourself to either path and strengthen yourself against the other. Speak with the representative of the Demonic or Vigilant paths at relic towns to choose. In order to qualify for the rewards of a phase, players must complete one of the main path quests within that phase at least once. It is not required to complete quests in a phase in order to take part or obtain the rewards in following phases.

  • Hand in Unloveable Hand - Join the Demonic path
  • One Last Crusade - Join the Vigilant path

This event consists of two main path quests with four sub quests. The sub quests can be completed in any order or combination to complete the overall main path quests. All quests are repeatable. The main quests are offered by the representatives, continue speaking with them to obtain the sub quests.

Main Demonic Path Quests

  • [The Shroud] A Selfserving About-face - Complete 15 event quests - Awards realm points (every time) and both Breach event crates (only on first completion)
  • [The Shroud] A Little Off the Top - Slay 50 enemies where the Shroud thins - Awards realm points
Main Vigilant Order Quests

  • [The Shroud] A Desperate Stemming of the Tide - Complete 15 event quests - Awards realm points (every time) and both Breach event crates (only on first completion)
  • [The Shroud] Clear the Area - Slay 50 enemies around the Shroud areas - Awards realm points

Sub Quests

These quests rotate based on areas where the Shroud between realms is weaker. Only one location will be up at a time. These quests auto complete and re-new upon completion. Speak with the representative of the Demonic or Vigilant paths at relic towns for updates on where the Shroud weakens. Once an objective is up, that area will have a 100% realm point bonus.

  • [The Shroud] Caer Benowyc or Bledmeer Faste or Dun Crauchon - Capture the keep in the area where the event is active and slay 15 enemies - Awards realm points
  • [The Shroud] Deep Cleaning Caer Benowyc or Bledmeer Faste or Dun Crauchon - Gather Dark Crystals around the keep where the event is active - Awards realm and bounty points
  • [The Shroud] Distracting a Princess - Slay demons and enemies (while solo) at the maze in which the event is active to summon Princess Nahemah, then dispose of her - Area credit (all realms) - Awards realm points
  • [The Shroud] The Dark Mother - Slay Lilith's followers on Ellan Vannin to force her out of hiding and defeat her - Area credit (all realms) - Awards realm points

Phase Rewards

  • Completing Phase 1 will reward the previous events cosmetic items including Wings, Cloak, and Mask. Rewards are offered at the start of Phase 2.
  • Completing Phase 2 will reward the Tome of Fiends or Circlet of Rhiannon (depending on path, fully leveled). Stats can be found here. Rewards are offered at the start of Phase 3.
  • Completing Phase 3 will reward the new weapon looks. More details on weapons to follow. Rewards are offered at the event end.

In order to qualify for the rewards of a phase, players must complete one of the main path quests within that phase at least once. It is not required to complete quests in a phase in order to take part or obtain the rewards in following phases. 

Phase 1 of Crossroads Covenants - Lilith will end on July 11th July 15th, 2024 with the start of Phase 2.

Ruined Keeps - Head Hunting Event

Posted by Community | 2024 May 21 09:20 -0400 GMT
Adventurers, dire times have fallen upon the realms. The once mighty strongholds now lie in ruins, the walls reduced to rubble and all defenders scattered. This loss has emboldened enemies who now swarm the areas, seeking to claim the strategic keeps for themselves. Venture into the perilous battlefield surrounding the shattered keep and strike down your foes. With each enemy you defeat, claim their slain head as proof of your valor and prowess in combat.

Adventurers should speak with the following NPC's to receive the new quest Head Hunting:

  • Albion: Lady Idris in Catterick Hamlet
  • Hibernia: Yda Llonwy in Crair Treflan
  • Midgard: Fathor in Godrborg

Ruined Keeps

For the duration of the event, the center keeps of Caer Boldiam, Glenlock Faste, and Dun nGed have reverted to their ruined state and will feature the following temporary changes:

  • Keep walls will remain destroyed, keep gates and postern doors will remain open, and guards and other keep NPCs will not spawn
  • The Protection Obelisk will be disabled and unavailable
  • Supply Boxes will spawn within the keeps
Please note that the towers of all 3 keeps have not been ruined.

Head Hunting

Roam the areas of the ruined center keeps of Pennine Mountains (including the maze area), Breifine (including the maze area), and Jamtland Mountains. Kill 20 enemies for their heads, 5 enemies if solo.

  • This is a repeatable quest which will auto renew once completed.
  • /use the heads once you have 20 collected.
    • Note: once you /use a stack of 20 heads, it will use all heads in your inventory (heads are vaultable)
  • Heads will only drop in the event areas noted above.
  • This quest awards 5,000 Realm Points (affected by bonuses) and 3,000 Bounty Points.

50% Realm Point bonus is in effect in the event areas.


Gaheris - Lords of the Ruins

Defeat the boss encounters in the ruined keeps of Caer Boldiam, Dun nGed, and Glenlock Faste!

  • This is a repeatable quest and BG credit.
  • Spawn timers on the 3 lords have been reduced.
  • This quest awards 5 Lambent Dreaded Seals

Ruined Keeps and Head Hunting/Lords of the Ruins event will last until Tuesday, June 11th, 2024.

Thidranki Battleground Weekend Event

Posted by Community | 2024 May 11 16:47 -0400 GMT
Beginning on Friday May 17th, the Thidranki battleground will be open to all from 2PM EST / 8PM CET!

For access to Thidranki please speak with:
  • In Albion - Master Truji in Castle Sauvage
  • In Midgard - Stor Gothi Acheren in Svasud Faste
  • In Hibernia - Channeler Inarea in Druim Ligen
There will be a 100% RP bonus in Thidranki for the duration of the event.

The event will conclude on Monday, May 20th, at 2PM EST/ 8PM CET, so get in on the action while you can!

Breach: The Mazes & Traveling Merchants

Posted by Community | 2024 Apr 29 11:33 -0400 GMT
Our Caledonia event has come to a close but the events don't stop there! Our Breach event in the mazes returns along with the Traveling Merchants!

  • Defeat the Maze bosses to earn realm points and an item reward!
  • New Artifact Level 10 Token reward!
  • Maze Crystals gather quest returns!
  • Travelling Merchants have set up shop once again! 
  • Enjoy a 50% RP bonus in the areas of Pennine Mountains, Breifine, and Jamtland Mountains!
Maze event, Merchants, and RP bonus lasts until Tuesday, May 14th, 2024! Friday, May 17th, 2024! (extended)

Adventurers around the ruins of the old maze are vanishing and scouting parties sent to investigate the ruins of other realms have not returned. We fear a larger evil is brewing deep within, and demons have found another way to enter our lands. Threats to our worlds must be crushed!

Adventurers should speak with the following NPC's to receive two new quests:
  • Albion: Lady Idris in Catterick Hamlet
  • Hibernia: Yda Llonwy in Crair Treflan
  • Midgard: Fathor in Godrborg
Harvesting Crystals

Harvest the crystals that have appeared at the ruins of the old mazes across the realms.

This quest is repeatable, auto completes, and awards 5,000 Bounty Points and 500 Realm Points (affected by bonuses).

Further Breaches

The evil on Ellan Vannin has been halted, but the demons persist on trying to enter our world. Defeat these threats at the ancient maze ruins! 

This is a daily quest and is a Battlegroup encounter. Completing the quest by defeating all three mobs awards you with 10,000 Realm Points (affected by bonuses) and a useable crate which will provide one of the following:

  • Various Trophies
  • Realm Point Bonus Pots
  • Recently Added Extended Potions
  • Wares from Dungeons of Old
  • Artifact Level 10 Token
Note: the quest mobs will not give previous quest credits or drops. The rewards also have a very small chance to drop Catacombs bows. The Artifact Level 10 Token must be handed into an NPC in the Hall of Heroes and does not include the new Mythirians at this time.

Traveling Merchants

The traveling merchants have returned to the realms.

The Merchants have set up shop in their usual areas, so be sure to pay them a visit and stock up before they take their leave!

In Albion: Just outside of gates of Castle Sauvage in Camelot Hills
In Midgard: Just outside of Svasud Faste in the Vale of Mularn
In Hibernia: Just outside of Druim Ligen in Connacht

Maze event, Merchants, and RP bonus lasts until Tuesday, May 14th, 2024! Friday, May 17th, 2024! (extended)

Caledonia - Mordred's Revenge

Posted by Community | 2024 Apr 22 10:08 -0400 GMT
Have you or your friends been thinking of coming back to Dark Age of Camelot? Have you been holding back the bloodthirsty urge to attack and betray players of your own realm?! Now is the time to unlock that rage! 

Our 11th Caledonia event begins today, Monday, April 22nd at 3 PM EST / 9 PM CET

Read on for the full details!

What is Caledonia?

It's a way to start fresh and rapidly progress to the end-game with players around your level!

The 7-day long event that will take place entirely in the Realm vs Realm-enabled Caledonia battleground zone.

Players will start at level 1 and rapidly progress to level 50 all while earning gear, master levels, champion levels, and realm ranks along the way!

By event's end participants will be ready to compete in the Frontier!

What makes this Caledonia so different?

This Caledonia is enabled for PvP (Player versus Player) which means that you may group with...*or* attack and battle any other player regardless of realm. Only your group-mates are safe from your wrath!

When does the event begin and end?

The event starts precisely at 3 PM EDT / 9 PM CET on Monday, April 22nd a nd will conclude at 3 PM EDT / 9 PM CET time on Monday, April 29th.

How does the event work?

  • Once the event starts, newly created level 1 characters will be automatically zoned into the Caledonia battleground!
    • This will be the ONLY way to get inside the battleground zone. Once inside, characters can voluntarily leave but CANNOT return!
    • All monsters, center-keep guards, and siege weapons are removed for the event. The only way to progress is by defeating enemies in battle and completing the related quests.
  • Experience, bounty, and realm point bonuses will be granted to both free and subscribed accounts in the battleground to help them progress!
  • Earn bounty points for completing quests and defeating enemy realm players and use them to purchase level-appropriate gear as you strive to 50 and then master and champion levels!
  • All characters will begin and remain in the same Caledonia zone for the entirety of the event.
    • The following level caps will be in place for all characters in Caledonia and will increase as follows every 24 hours:
      • Day 1 (Monday): Level 19 maximum
      • Day 2 (Tuesday): Level 29 
      • Day 3 (Wednesday): Level 39 
      • Day 4 (Thursday) : Level 49
      • Days 5-7 (Fri-Mon): Level 50
    • Characters that reach the day's level cap will still be able to earn realm and bounty points. However, please note there are hard realm point caps and should you hit this cap, you'll need to continue leveling to pass the cap and earn realm points again.
  • Characters that are 5 levels or more below the day's level cap will receive the Caledonia Boost buff.
    • This buff greatly increases the damage dealt and greatly reduces damage received from characters that do not have the buff (higher level characters)!
    • Characters with the Caledonia Boost buff active will also DOUBLE the XP and BP rewards for themselves and their group!
    • When the level cap reaches 49 the buff will be given out to characters 3 or more levels under the cap.

PvP Specific Changes

The following event changes have been made to facilitate PvP:

  • Starting Guilds have been removed. In some cases, you may not be removed from your guild, if you experience this, please /gc quit. Players cannot attack players in the same guild so please make sure you're unguilded. 
  • All 3 starting areas within Caledonia are now 'safe areas' where players can get setup, buff, gear up, etc in peace.
  • Players can port between the Albion, Hibernian, and Midgard safe areas via the portal Obelisk at will.
  • Players can create and join cross realm groups.
  • Everyone not in your group is considered an enemy, and may be attacked.
  • Cross realm trading is allowed, however some items remain unuseable depending on realm/class.
  • Battlegroups are not allowed. Chat groups are allowed.
  • Chat channels are open and visible for all realms including region, advice, LFG, etc.
  • NPC's for each realm including trainers remain at their original realm safe area.
  • Some NPC's have been duplicated for quick re-buff and re-engage in combat such as the Realm Enhancement and Hasteners NPCs
  • Buff tokens under level 40 are now free.
  • Buffs from the Realm Enhancement NPCs are now not overwriteable.
  • A new buff token, Beibhinn's Blessing, has been added to the Realm Enhancement NPCs. This token is full capped buffs and useable at level 50 and within Caledonia only.
  • Resurrection Sickness on /release has been removed. Players will still receive RS during battle rezzes.
  • Dummies have been removed from the safe areas as attacking is forbidden in these areas.
  • Overwhelming Force will not be turned on for this event.

The following spell & abilities have been changed for the duration of the PvP event:

  • The Master Level Path Warlord AoE buff spells now only effect the caster and their group.
  • Banespike now only affects your group.
  • Speedwarps now effect everyone, regardless of realm, not in the casters group.
  • All AoE buffs i.e. Druid/Shaman/Cleric aoe non conc buffs only effect the casters group.
  • All AoE heal spells i.e. Valkyrie PBAoE, Druid AoE, Warlord heals, OW Restorative Cloak use1, and Warden proc heals only heal the casters group.
  • Animist AoE bladeturn now only effects the casters group.
  • Paladin AoE cures only effect the casters group.
  • Chain Lightning now affects Midgardians.
  • The level 50 Animist pet in the Creeping Path line now only heals Hibernians in the casters group rather than all Hibernians in range.
  • AoE Resurrection effects such as Egg of Youth and OW Restorative Cloaks cannot be changed and will attempt to resurrect realm mates of the user regardless of group status.
  • Realm target spells such as direct healing and resurrections can apply on players not in your group! Be careful with your targeting, and accepting!
Note: these spell changes are game wide and may be noticed outside of Caledonia, but will revert to normal after the event ends.

Pet Collector NPC

Due to how the safe areas now operate (pets are not charmable in the safe areas as this is considered an "attack"), the Pet Collector NPC works as follows:

  • Speaking to the Pet Collector NPC now gives you a Pet Collector Summoning Stone.
  • This stone is intended to be used outside of the three safe areas only within Caledonia. This is due to pets not being charmable in these areas.
  • Once used, this stone will summon a Pet Collector in order to allow you to summon the desired pet. This mob is useable by any pet charm class not just the caster, and vanishes in 25 seconds.
  • This stone has unlimited uses, cannot be destroyed but can be dropped, and a 50 second cooldown timer.

How far will I be able to progress?

Players that start at the beginning of the event should be able to reach level 50, Champion level 15, Master level 10, and Realm Rank 5+ with the potential to earn much higher realm ranks! Characters will also be able to earn enough bounty points to not only obtain gear as they progress towards level 50 but also to use for end-game gear via Bountycrafting after reaching level 50!

We'll see you on the battlefield at Caledonia!


Rites of Spring and Killaloe BG Weekend Events

Posted by Community | 2024 Mar 28 15:28 -0400 GMT
The killer bunny makes his annual return! Defeat the Harbinger and earn your own bunny mount!

  • Collect and choose your Gem of the Harbinger reward!
    • Remember, the gem no longer drops as a One-Time-Drop and instead is a loot-choice on the Rites of Spring quest.
    • Killing the Harbinger of Spring mob (battlegroup-credit) still grants the quest automatically.
    • There will be no item exchange service for the Gem of the Harbinger or any of its variants, choose carefully!
    • Players who defeat the Harbinger should be careful, or they'll find themselves forever reminded of the battle!
  • Bunny mounts return! 5 Varieties!
  • Fun and mayhem in Killaloe!
  • Check out the Event Shop in the capital city to pick up your spring-themed shield pattern!
  • 50% RP Bonus on the isle of Ellan Vannin for the duration of the Rites of Spring event!

Read on for the full details!

The Rites of Spring event will be active until Tuesday, April 16th, 2024.

Server Downtime - Tuesday March 26th, 2024

Posted by Community | 2024 Mar 25 20:10 -0400 GMT
Update: 11:55AM EST / 16:55 CET: All servers are now back online!

All live servers will be coming down tomorrow, Tuesday, March 26th, 2024 at 7:00AM EST / 12:00PM CET!

Downtime is expected to be approx. 6 hours.

We'll update this post once servers are back online.

Thank you!

Caledonia Save the Date

Posted by Community | 2024 Mar 21 14:30 -0400 GMT
Pencil it into your diaries now, our next Caledonia event returns next month!

PvP Caledonia starts on Monday, April 22nd at 3PM EST / 9PM CET, and runs until Monday, April 29th at 3PM EST / 9PM CET!

This event will follow the same leveling format as all previous events with the below level caps in place for all characters, increasing as follows every 24 hours:
  • Day 1 (Monday): Level 19 maximum
  • Day 2 (Tuesday): Level 29
  • Day 3 (Wednesday): Level 39
  • Day 4 (Thursday) : Level 49
  • Days 5-7 (Fri-Mon): Level 50
We will have a notice up prior to the event detailing any changes, and a refresher on how things work in PvP.

See you there!

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!