A Ghostly Incursion...

Posted by Community | 2023 Jan 19 10:22 -0500 GMT

With the Royal Cartographer now content in his craft, the ghostly champions of the realms make their return!
  • The Map Trophy event is now over.
  • Any remaining Map Fragments will be removed upon login.
  • The Ghost Keep event has begun and will last until February 21st!
  • RvR bonuses will remain through the duration of the Ghost Keep event!
  • A new quest has been added to this event, with new rewards!


Ghost Keep Event

  • Members of each realm should make haste to their ghostly ambassador to strengthen their realm's cause:
    • Albion - See the Ancient Paladin in the Catterick Hamlet relic town
    • Midgard - See the Ancient Thane in the Godrborg relic town
    • Hibernia - See the Ancient Champion in the Crair Treflan relic town
  • Players should ask the 'Ancient' NPCs for a [progress] report to be directed to the current task at hand.
    • These NPCs offer two quests during the 'supply' phase of the event that can only be obtained and completed during that phase.
    • Once a ghost keep has been triggered by a realm, the 'supply' phase ends for all three realms and these NPCs will direct players to defend or attack the appropriate ghostly keep lord!
    • Be sure to visit this NPC at each phase to ensure you pick up any available quests.
  • Earn extra realm and bounty points for completing the tasks throughout each phase of the event!
  • A successfully summoned ghostly keep lord will offer the Ring of the Summoned reward, along with a quest for the Ghostly Medal of Valor!
    • Please note that players who have already completed the Ring of the Summoned quest can obtain another one or exchange their existing one for another at the ghostly keep lord.
    • Players who obtained the Ghostly Medal of Valor last year can obtain one more with this event.
  • The Dynamic Keep Channelers at Caer Berkstead, Nottmoor Faste, and Dun Crimthainn that can teleport players into the inner keep of their respective keeps make their return for the event.
    • The channelers will spawn when their Ghost Keep Lord is active AND the keep is actively under siege (flames on the realmwar map).
  • For more in-depth information, our handy guide explains the phases of this event in detail!
  • The Ghost Keep event will be available until February 21st, 2023.


Cathal Valley BG Weekend

Posted by Community | 2023 Jan 06 12:18 -0500 GMT
Grab your 50's and get ready for some battleground action!

Cathal Valley is open to all toons from now until Monday, January 9th. Please note, the current 50% bonus RP in NF will carry into Cathal Valley for the event!

Porters will be added to the border keeps mainland side.

Enjoy the weekend, and see you in Cathal Valley! :)

12 Days of Midwinter

Posted by Community | 2022 Dec 21 13:12 -0500 GMT
Midwinter Gifts are here!! 

Visit the following NPC's to receive a special gift each day:
  • Albion: Santa Nicholas in Castle Sauvage
  • Midgard: Kris Kringle in Svasud Faste
  • Hibernia: Daidi na Nollag in Druim Ligen

The gift list has changed a little this year, with some gifts moved around to different days and one replaced with a new item (or items!) :)
Should you wait until the last day, day 12, to collect, you will need 26 spaces in your inventory!

This event will run from today Wednesday, December 21st, 2022 for the next twelve days, with the last day being January 1st, 2023!

Midwinter Festival Event Returns

Posted by Community | 2022 Dec 16 16:06 -0500 GMT
  • Bounty points are yours if you can once more assist the surly Festival Steward and the friendly Cargomaster!
  • Realm point, experience, and crafting bonuses extended!
  • Traveling Merchants stay extended!
  • Merlof and yuletide hats return to our MTX store!
  • The Frozen Medal of Honor and Frozen Cloaks of Midwinter are once again available!
  • Battleground Presents are there to be gathered and are now uncapped!
  • The Frozen Cavern instance makes its return, with new weapons in the most challenging dungeon!
  • The Twelve Days of Midwinter gifts are being wrapped!
  • Enjoy a stroll through housing to see the wreath and candle-adorned doors and windows backlighting the lovely decorations and layouts of your fellow realm-mates!

The Midwinter celebrations will start today and run until January 11th, 2023.
The 12 days of Midwinter event will begin on Wednesday, December 21st!

Read on for more details!

Live Server Downtime on Tuesday December 13th, 2022

Posted by Development | 2022 Dec 12 13:25 -0500 GMT
Update: 09:45 EDT /  15:45 CET : Live Servers are back up! 

All live servers will be coming down Tuesday, December 13th, 2022 at 05:45AM EDT / 11:45AM CET for scheduled maintenance. 

Downtime is expected to be approximately 7 hours. We will provide notification as to when live servers are back up. 

Thank you!

Map Trophy Event

Posted by Community | 2022 Dec 05 19:20 -0500 GMT
The Royal Cartographer has been hard at work crafting his masterpieces, but he needs your help!
  • Visit the Royal Cartographer in your realm's strength relic town or capital city to obtain the [Daily] Map Fragments quest.
  • Assist him in gathering intel for his work and be rewarded with 5,000 realm points for each completion plus earn fragments that can be spent on your choice of valuable rewards! (max 5k per toon)
    • Earn the Ellan Vannin Map Trophy for your first quest completion and plan out your next combat tactics on it or use it to bring just the right look to your favorite room in the house!
    • Want to build a full-blown war room? We've got you covered there too, choose to unlock one, two, or all three of the realm Frontier Map trophies!
    • Or maybe some extra realm point and bounty point potions are more your speed? Need Loyalty Cloak credit? We got you!
    • Check out the Royal Cartographers full suite of choices in-game!
    • Enjoy a 25% extra realm point bonus (on top of the existing 50% bonuses currently active) in the areas of Pennine Mountains, Jamtland Mountains, and Emain Macha! 

  • The Trophy event will last until January 19th, 2023.

Harvest Celebrations

Posted by Community | 2022 Nov 21 13:22 -0500 GMT
It's that time of season when the leaves have changed color and are steadily falling, when the wind arrives with a chill and the scent of chimney smoke, and the bounty of the year's harvest is ready to be served and celebrated!

Harvest Quest

  • The realms are humming with anticipation for their upcoming feasts and local festivals!
    • Help the realms' Festival Steward recover a lost shipment of food!
      • The repeatable RvR quests '[Harvest] Lost Turkey' is now available at each realm's strength relic town at the Festival Steward NPC!
        • Earn bounty points for your efforts!
  • The Harvest Event will run until Thursday, December 1st, 2022.

Farmer's Market Festival

  • The Farmer's Market Festival makes its return to the following locations:
    • Albion: Ludlow
    • Midgard: Vasudheim
    • Hibernia: Ardee
  • Visit the Festival Matron and go bobbing for apples to earn some house trophies!
  • Let Captain Mack in Albion, Captain Marks in Midgard, or Captain Geddes in Hibernia regale you with their tales of a shark THIS big on the high seas and see if you can avenge their crews to earn the Sharkblood Bracer!
  • The Farmer's Market Festival will run until Thursday, December 1st, 2022.

Thidranki Weekend & Traveling Merchants

Posted by Community | 2022 Nov 17 17:20 -0500 GMT
We hope you've rested up after an exciting Catch Up in Braemar event as it's time to invade Thidranki!

Beginning on Friday November 18th, 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

Catch Up in Braemar Event

Posted by Community | 2022 Nov 07 11:09 -0500 GMT
Have you or your friends been thinking of coming back to Dark Age of Camelot? Or are you a veteran player just looking for a change of pace?

Our 6th Catch Up event has moved to the Braemar battleground! Catch Up in Braemar began today, Monday, November 7th at 5 PM EST / 11 PM CET!

Read on for the full details!

What is Catch Up in Caledonia Braemar?

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 Braemar 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!

When does the event start and end?

The event started at 5 PM EST / 11 PM CET on Monday, November 7th  a nd will end at the same time on Monday, November 14th.

How does the event work?

  • For the first 4 days of the event, newly created level 1 characters will be automatically zoned into the Braemar battleground where they will vie for control against the enemy realms!
    • 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 realm enemies in battle and completing the related quests.
    • Charm-pet classes will be able to create a pet to charm at their realm's portal keep.
  • ​New character creation will not be disabled for this event, and players will be able to join until the event concludes.
  • 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 zone for the entirety of the event.
    • The following level caps will be in place for all characters in Braemar 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.
  • 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.
  • Overwhelming Force system:
    • Overwhelming Force is not active in Braemar.
  • Level 1 characters first zoning in should visit the Braemar Event Coordinator NPC to automatically reach level 10 and recive 100BPs in order to purchase gear.
  • Realm population will be reviewed and evaluated as the event progresses.

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!


King's Tournament Ends & Anniversary Gifts

Posted by Community | 2022 Nov 01 14:52 -0400 GMT
A message from the magisters and chroniclers of this King’s Tournament:

“From atop the parapets and resonating throughout the Frontiers come the sound of a thousand trumpets. This season’s King’s Tournament has ended. Masons of the realms have been seen tirelessly working to create the likenesses of the bravest and most skilled in the lands and royal crafters have received secret commissions to fashion new and exclusive rewards fit for the triumphant few.

As the moon set upon eve of Samhain to give way to breaking dawn, the last of the field reports were submitted to clerks and scribes who will pore through them, judging accounts of heroism and gallantry to determine the champions of this prestigious event. In preparation for these proceedings, jails and dungeons across the land have been emptied of petty thieves and scoundrels to make room for those participants who conducted themselves without honor, seeking to gain advantage by violating the King’s rules of engagement. What manner of piteous creature resorts to cheating in order to prove themselves mighty? Sad indeed - and sadder still for their cowardice and dishonorable ways strip them of any entitlement to rewards and gifts. A better fate than many, who have been eternally banished from the realms.”

Speaking of such things - let us talk about gifts and rewards! Level 50 characters on veteran accounts can now visit the King in their capital city’s throne room to receive their Anniversary Gift - a small gesture of our gratitude to mark 21 years of Dark Age of Camelot. The Anniversary Gift contains many surprises to suit the variety of players that makes DAoC so special!

Some notes and reminders:

• *You will need 4 free inventory spaces – so please ensure that you have sufficient room in your inventory prior to picking up your Anniversary Gift! *
• A note about MTX Respecs: Please remember that accounts can only have one active at a time. If you should be awarded this item, it is recommended that you use it prior to obtaining the Anniversary Gift on other characters
• Anniversary Gifts will be available until November 6th

Ruined Area Ports

• Port from the relic town obelisks to the ruined areas has returned with the conclusion of the King's Tournament

It’s been an intense month of battles and skirmishes and we shall keep you apprised of the results, so be sure to keep an eye on the Camelot Herald for updates.Though this season’s King’s Tournament has concluded, the war that rages between the realms is never done -  we’ll see you in the Frontiers!