Doppelganger Invasion Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Apr 29 17:56 -0400 GMT
While each realm has been pre-occupied with attacking and defending each other, their attention has been away from other things, things more dark and sinister.

Taking advantage of the realms' distraction, Doppelgangers have begun increasing their numbers, and their territory. Expeditions across the frontiers today report far more Doppelgangers throughout the maze areas; while Breifine, Pennine Mountains, and Jamtland seem almost infested with them.

One such expedition captured one of the Doppelgangers, perhaps a little too easily. Did he give himself up? Not all Doppelgangers want to see the light of day.

Alerted to the danger, the kings of the realms have placed a bounty on Doppelgangers in order to dispel these forces, before it's too late. 

  • A new daily group credit quest has been added to both Ywain and Gaheris servers requiring players to hunt down and cull the Doppelganger numbers for a reward of 10 Invader Seals.
    • Doppelgangers have a rare chance to drop additional Invader Seals regardless of the quest being active or not.
    • Each character can only benefit from a max of 300 seals.
    • Doppelganger spawn rates have been increased at their existing locations and more locations have been added at each realm's maze and throughout Breifine, Pennine Mountains, and Jamtland Mountains.
      • Doppelgangers now spawn on Gaheris for the duration of the event and will award the identical RP and BP amounts as they do on Ywain.
  • Rewards can be claimed at the Doppelganger Traitor at the strength relic town or in capital cities, and are unlocked at the following thresholds:
    • 10 seals = 1 Elixir of Conquest
    • 25 seals = 2 Elixirs of Conquest
    • 75 seals = 1 25% Realm Point Bonus potion (3 charges)
    • 125 seals = 1 Draught of Conquest
    • 175 seals = 1 50% Realm Point Bonus potion (3 charges)
    • 225 seals = 2 Draughts of Conquest
    • 300 seals = 1 50% Realm Point Bonus potion (30 charges)
  • Doppelganger spawn locations that were too close to outposts have been moved further away or to a new area.
  • Invader Seals earned from the previous Doppelganger Invasion event will not count towards this event.
  • The Doppelganger Traitor NPC found in the capital cities (only this one!) is also offering a way to expedite the event at a significant discount to the normal price of the event's mithril rewards!
Players should speak with the Doppelganger Traitor at relic towns or in their capital cities to start this quest.
  • All rewards and invader seals are no-trade, no-drop, no-destroy, and no-sell.
  • Any leftover invader seals on a character will be removed at the end of the event and cannot be transfered to other characters.
  • The Doppelganger Invasion event will come to an end on Tuesday, June 15th.

Rites of Spring Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Apr 01 15:26 -0400 GMT

  • The killer bunny makes his annual return!
  • 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!
  • The Festival Steward returns with her repeatable '[Spring] Preparations' quest!
  • Check out he Event Shop in the capital city to pick up your spring-themed shield pattern!
Read on for the full details!

The Rites of Spring event will be active until Tuesday, April 27th.

The Teleport Obelisk Remains

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Mar 30 11:02 -0400 GMT

Thank you all for your feedback on the teleport obelisks in each realms relic town!

It's been great fun to watch the new dynamics created with groups enjoying some great combat on Ellan Vannin as well as the constant action at the ruined areas! We have also really enjoyed the epic keep battles this dynamic seemed to encourage!

As such, the following remains in effect for the foreseeable future:

  • Teleport to and from Knoc Meayll has been re-enabled.
  • Teleport to the Towers of Korazh, Deifrang, and Graoch remain disabled but the towers are no longer ruined.
  • Teleport to the safe areas on Ellan Vannin remains disabled.
  • Players of any group-size can visit their realm's relic towns to use the Ellan Vannin Obelisk to teleport to a random location in the central area of Ellan Vannin.
    • Groups of 6+ members who use this obelisk will receive a 100% bounty point bonus buff that will auto-refresh as long as they stay in the central area of the island.
      • Please note that this buff will *not* stack with mithril-purchased bounty point bonuses but will stack with all other BP bonuses.
      • Please note that this buff will affect Endless Conquest accounts as well as subscribed accounts.
    • This buff will dissipate if the group leaves the area but will return if they return to the area and still have the Ellan Vannin Port buff.
    • Groups of 6+ members with the Ellan Vannin Port buff will continue to get updates on the number of other 6+-person groups in the central area of Ellan Vannin.
  • The obelisk in each realms' relic town will also still teleport ungrouped characters to Folley Lake, The Trellebourg, or Moydrium Castle and the 1 minute anti-group camping timer remains in place at the ruined areas.
We look forward to your continued feedback!


Teleport Obelisk Event, Merchants, and RvR Bonuses

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Mar 18 12:30 -0400 GMT

Teleport Obelisk Event

Fresh off the heels and feedback from the very successful Catch Up in Caledonia Event, we're excited to introduce a new temporary RvR feature on Ellan Vannin!

One of the major takeaways from the Caledonia event was the love of its fast action and the ability to quickly get back into the fight. With this new event, we hope to create a similar environment on Ellan Vannin that allows groups to quickly return to the fray!

Depending on the feedback, we may look into making this a permanent fixture on the island!

  • An Ellan Vannin Obelisk now stands on the portal pad in each realm's relic town that will teleport players and their group to random open-field locations on Ellan Vannin!
    • Differing slightly from Caledonia, only members within 3500 radius of the obelisk will teleport.
  • All other existing teleports to Ellan Vannin are disabled for the event's duration:
    • Master Vaughn and his elementalists, Stor Gothi Dagny and her gothis, and Brerend and his seoltoirs are all taking a well-deserved holiday from teleporting players to their safe locations on the island.
    • Tower of Korazh, Tower of Deifrang, and Tower of Graoch one-way ports are disabled.
    • Knoc Meayll teleports to and from the keep are disabled.
  • The Tower of Korazh, Tower of Deifrang, and Tower of Graoch are now ruined for the event's duration.
  • Knoc Meayll keep can still be captured normally by the realms and still will be periodically captured by the Manx.
  • Ungrouped characters can also use the obelisk to teleport to the ruined areas of Folley Lake, The Trellebourg, or Moydruim Castle (as well as Ellan Vannin still).
    • This is a one-way, random teleport and does not unlock any of the individual ruined area locations, it simply allows players to port into one of the ruined area locations from the relic town obelisk.
  • Ruined area ports are now refreshable when all 3 locations have been unlocked and all port-buff durations have been reduced from 6 to 2 hours.
  • An anti-camping mechanic has been added to ruined areas.
    • Any grouped characters that remain in the area for longer than 1 minute will take repeated damage until they leave the area for at least 1 minute.
  • This event will run until Tuesday, March 30th, 2021.

Traveling Merchants

  • The traveling merchants have made their return and now hawk their wares outside Castle Sauvage in Albion, Svasud Faste in Midgard, and Druim Ligen in Hibernia!
  • The merchants will remain until Tuesday, March 30th, 2021.

Realm vs Realm Bonuses

On Ywain:
  • 50% bonus to RPs from kills
  • 50% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic and shrouded isle zones and dungeons.
On Gaheris:
  • 50% bonus to normal XP gain in all battlegrounds, classic and shrouded isle zones and dungeons.
  • 50% bonus to normal RP gain in the capital cities.
In each Capital City:
  • 40% Bonus to Crafting Speed
  • 20% Bonus to Crafting Skill Gain
In all Housing Zones:
  • 20% Bonus to Crafting Speed
  • 10% Bonus to Crafting Skill Gain

Bonuses will last until Tuesday, March 30th, 2021.

St Patrick's Day Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Mar 16 12:18 -0400 GMT

St. Patrick's Day Event

Are you feeling lucky? 

In celebration of St. Patrick's Day and running from now until Thursday, March 18th, a random-object-generated (ROG) reward awaits those that can complete the annual 'Leprechaun Treasure' quest. One quest completion per character, per year!

To get the quest, level 50s should pay the following poor souls a consoling visit:

Edmund in Cotswold's tavern
Bjorne in Mularn's beer hall
Silvadren in Mag Mell's pub

  • As part of the quest, players will be shapeshifted into a realm-specific "leprechaun" but have ALL of their stats debuffed by 75%.
  • But fear not, leprechauns may be weak but they are also nigh impossible to catch: shapeshifted players will also have an unbreakable CC-immunity and speed buff for the duration of the shapeshift.  
  • Oh, and we hear the real leprechauns love hiding their treasure around the "maze" areas of each realm. Enjoy some zany RvR throughout the event!
  • The ROG reward is a choice between a ring or a bracer similar to the Valentine's Day event with some slight differences. These ROGs will only allow up to 5 slots for stats but will also have 1 of 6 possible /uses.
  • Players that interact with the 'Leprechaun Treasure' at the realms' mazes will now receive a new One-Time Drop (OTD) reward, Patches' Mug.
    • This OTD can only be obtained once ever on a character (and not a new one each year).
    • Players must be on the 'Leprechaun Treasure' quest to interact with the Leprechaun Treasure and obtain this OTD.


For players of all level ranges, there are three pesky little tricksters who are hoping you're not too lucky! A 'charming' reward will be bestowed upon those who have the cunning to out-wit:

Killaghe in Albion
Daighu in Midgard
Iollarme in Hibernia

The "Luck of a Leprechaun" quest can be obtained from the following:

Sir Prescott in Cotswold
Hrolf in Mularn
Epona in Mag Mell

Once again, the event will run until Thursday, March 18th.

A happy and safe St. Patrick's Day to one and all, and we'll see you in the Frontiers!

Catch Up in Caledonia Event Update

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Mar 08 17:23 -0500 GMT
The Catch Up in Caledonia Event was a huge hit over the weekend with thousands of characters leveling through the event so far in its first 3 days.

With today marking the start of the 4th day, new character creation for the event is now disabled.

  • Characters still in the level 1-4 and level 1-9 areas can now visit their realm's Teleporter NPC to [advance] to the level 10+ battleground and then speak with the Caledonia Event Coordinator to receive level 10 and some bounty points! 
  • Day 4 means a current level cap of 30! Don't worry if you're still far behind, with the Caledonia Boost buff, lower levels can still compete!
    • Grouping with any character that has the Caledonia Boost will also grant their entire group (regardless of group member levels) a 400% XP and BP gain bonus!

Thanks to all that have and will continue to participate in the event, we have loved every minute of it and hope you have too!

Feedback on the event has been tremendous and we've already made several tweaks to it. We look forward to going over more feedback as the event continues so that we can make the next iteration even better!

Catch Up in Caledonia Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Feb 28 19:02 -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!?

Join us this Friday, March 5th for your chance to start fresh and rapidly progress to the end-game with players around your level!

What is Catch Up in Caledonia?

A10-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 the event's end participants will be ready to competitively RvR in the Frontier!

When does the event start and end?

The event starts precisely at 4 PM EST / 9 PM GMT on Friday, March 5th  a nd will end on Monday, March 15th.

How does the event work?

  • For the first 3 days of the event, newly created level 1 characters will be automatically zoned into the Caledonia 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 turning in related quests.
    • Charm-pet classes will be able to create a pet to charm at their realm's portal keep.
  • ​After the 3rd day, character starting locations will reset to their default zones and no new characters will be able to join the event. Everyone still inside Caledonia will be able to continue progressing for the remainder of the event's duration.
  • 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!
  • The battleground will use a mix of leveling caps and new instances to maintain populations throughout the event:
    • At Level 5, characters will automatically teleport to a new instance for levels 5-9.
    • At level 10, characters will automatically teleport to a new instance for levels 10+
    • The following level caps will be in place for all characters in Caledonia and will increase by 5 levels every 24 hours:
      • Day 1: Level 15 maximum
      • Day 2: Level 20 
      • Day 3: Level 25 
      • Day 4: Level 30
      • Day 5: Level 35
      • Day 6: Level 40
      • Day 7: Level 45
      • Days 8-10: Level 50
    • Characters that reach a level cap will not be able to earn realm points or experience until the level cap is increased but will still be able to complete quests and earn bounty points towards their gear and other progression goals.

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!


Valentine's Event and President's Day RvR Bonuses

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Feb 11 13:54 -0500 GMT
Love is in the air as we celebrate the return of our Valentine's Day event and celebrate President's Day weekend with some RvR bonuses!
This event will run from Thursday, February 11th until Tuesday, February 16th.


Valentine's Day Event 

  • A Matter of the Heart: This quest will give players of all realms the chance find the imp, Russel, located mainland side of Castle Sauvage/Druim Ligen/Svasud Faste. He's ready to offer some interesting tasks from the local imp's union in return for a Lawn Cupid trophy, experience and coin. Don't forget to speak to Lady Payne and earn your ROG Valentine's Ring or Bracer too!
    • ​Whitman will only continue to drop his One-Time-Drop Valentine's Day Present reward to characters who have not completed the quest: [OTD] Valentine's Day Present.
  • Keeping Company: This quest will be offered to characters level 45 and above and will have a unique challenge for players in Albion, Midgard and Hibernia.  As a reward, players will receive a Tiny Compatriot Crate, experience and coin. Visit Lailen in Jordheim, Pondar Cully in Camelot, and Harris MacCullogh in Tir na Nog to start the quest.
  • Valentine's Traditions: These quests will offer three old style quests which were part of the original Dark Age of Camelot Valentine's Day content. Players will be able to complete the quest up to eight times, which is based on the number of times the original quest has been issued online.  Players will be rewarded with a Hearts Cloak, Heart-Shaped Box, experience and coin. Visit  Rumdor in Mag Mell, Hrolf in Mularn, or Sir Prescott in Camelot Hills to start the quest.

RvR Bonuses

In honor of Valentine's day and President's Day weekend, the following bonuses are active for the duration of the event as well!

  • On Ywain:
    • 25% bonus to RPs from kills
    • 50% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic and shrouded isle zones and dungeons.
  • On Gaheris:
    • 50% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic and shrouded isle zones and dungeons.
    • 50% bonus to normal RP gain in the capital cities.
  • In each Capital City:
    • 40% Bonus to Crafting Speed
    • 20% Bonus to Crafting Skill Gain
  • In all Housing Zones:
    • 20% Bonus to Crafting Speed
    • 10% Bonus to Crafting Skill Gain

Emergency Server Downtime - Ywain and Gaheris

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Jan 28 11:46 -0500 GMT
Update 11:55 AM EST / 4:55 PM GMT: Ywain and Gaheris are once again live!

Ywain and Gaheris will be coming down today at 11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT to address some issues accessing some dungeon regions.

We expect to be back online within the next 3 hours.

Thank you for your understanding and appreciate your patience as we work to get Ywain and Gaheris back online.

Monthly Mithril Bonus Update

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Jan 07 17:13 -0500 GMT

We've retroactively corrected an issue preventing the new monthly mithril bonus from applying to certain subscribed accounts.

Any accounts that qualified for the bonus mithril (were actively subscribed on December 18th, 2020) and did not previously receive it should now see it in-game and will be properly rewarded going forward.

Please note that most subscribed accounts were already properly rewarded for this bonus mithril and will see no change in their mithril balances.