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Mordred's Revenge - Betrayal in Caledonia

Posted by Community | 2023 Nov 18 18:11 -0500 GMT

Friends and realm mates,

We are excited to reveal that the recently announced Catch-Up in Caledonia event will be Player vs. Player!

The spirit of Mordred has returned and has cursed the Battleground at Caledonia. This evil has infected the hearts and souls of all who enter, destroying their ability to distinguish friend from foe. Caledonia’s PvP mode will allow players to take up arms against their realm-mates and ally with members of enemy realms. Click 'More' below for details!

Harvest Celebrations Event

Posted by Community | 2023 Nov 17 11:35 -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 quest '[Harvest] Lost Turkey' is now available at each realm's strength relic town at the Festival Steward NPC!
        • Earn bounty & realm points for your efforts!
  • The Harvest Event will run until Tuesday, November 28th, 2023.


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.
  • The Farmer's Market Festival will run until Tuesday, November 28th, 2023.

New Mythirians

A new way of leveling the new Mythirians introduced with the latest Crossroad Covenants event has been added. Players can complete either of the following quests then hand the Mythirian to Gwynn at the relic towns to fully level the Mythirians:

  • Supplies for the Cause - 10 times, or
  • [Weekly] The Heart Still Bleeds - once
Please note! Starting these quest choices will overwrite any current level progress on the Mythirians. These quest counts will need to be completed in full, regardless of current Mythirian level. For example: if your Mythirian is currently level 7, you will still need to do all 10 Supplies for the Cause quests, or the [Weekly] The Heart Still Bleeds quest once.

We are currently still investigating the issue with Crossroads event wings not being vaultable.

Crossroads Covenant Comes to a Close

Posted by Community | 2023 Nov 07 19:56 -0500 GMT
Crossroads Covenant has concluded! We sincerely hope you enjoyed the event's multiple phases, including a trip to Old Frontiers' Odin's Gate!

Players who have completed all 3 Phases and have a level 10 Mythirian can speak to Gwynn at their relic town to complete a turn in quest for the final Mythirians (stats can be found here):

  • [Coming Home] Ascension - Vigilant path
  • [Enemy Territory] Ascension - Demonic path
    • Note: if Gwynn doesn't speak to you, un-equip the myth and re-equip it

Players with a Phase 2 level 10 or unleveled Mythirian will need to level the Mythirian stages in order to unlock the final version.

Additional Rewards:

Those who have completed all 3 phases of the event can also obtain the below quests from Gwynn and receive their new cosmetic mask reward and a Battlefield RP Potion. The Demonic Mantle and the Visage of the Vigilant Patterns may be applied to any helm to give them the appearance of these masks. Understanding that helms often change, Gwynn soon intends to start offering a replacement pattern provided you were eligible for the original reward. 

Players of the Demonic Order may obtain these rewards via the quest: "A Bargain Fulfilled"

Players loyal to the Order of Vigilance may obtain these rewards via the quest: "Virtue Signaling"



Note: Ruined Keeps will remain until Harvest event.


Coming Up:

Coming later in November we'll have the Harvest event!

December 4th sees the return of the Catch Up in Caledonia event, our 10th such event! Followed by our Midwinter event, including Midwinter Gifts, later in December. And maybe a couple of surprises between now and the end of the year ;)

Stay tuned!
 

Save the Date - 10th Catch Up in Caledonia Event

Posted by Community | 2023 Nov 07 07:08 -0500 GMT
Clear your schedules as our 10th Caledonia event is coming up!

Catch Up in Caledonia event will return on Monday, December 4th at 3PM EST / 9PM CET, and run until Monday, December 11th at 3PM EST / 9PM CET!




22nd Anniversary Gifts

Posted by Community | 2023 Oct 25 16:57 -0400 GMT
Level 50 characters on Veteran accounts can now visit the King in their capital city’s Throne Room to receive their Anniversary Gift - a thank you to our players to mark 22 years of Dark Age of Camelot! The Anniversary Gift contains many surprises to suit the variety of players that make DAoC so special. 

Some notes and reminders:

  • *You will need 4 free inventory spaces – so please ensure that you have the available inventory slots 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.
  • Some items from last year have been replaced with the recently added potions.
  • Albion note: the King's Royal guard has been moved closer to the main Camelot teleporter in order to facilitate easier port in to the Throne Room.
  • Anniversary Gifts will be available until November 1st.

Additionally, due to an issue with the Darkness Falls portion of our recent event, we are including a 3 charge 100% Realm Point Bonus potion. 

Crossroads Covenant - Odin's Gate

Posted by Community | 2023 Oct 24 17:47 -0400 GMT


Phase 3 of our Crossroads Covenant event starts today and takes us back to a time and place from long long ago - Old Frontiers. Slay the demonic threat or cleanse the evil as you revisit Odin's Gate!

Gwynn is offering a reward for those who completed both Darkness Falls quests. Speak with him to receive a quick turn in quest.

Continue speaking with Gwynn to obtain the quest:

  • [Coming Home] Awakened - Demonic Path - Hand your level 10 Tome to Gwynn to awaken its power
  • [Enemy Territory] Awakened - Vigilant Path - Hand your level 10 Circlet to Gwynn to awaken its power
To complete the Awakened quests, you may need to speak to your faction npc and power up your Mythirian, even if its already level 10. For players who did not participate in the Darkness Falls part of the event and have no Mythirian, Gwynn will offer you a Mythirian selection (stats can be found here). This Mythirian must be leveled to 10 (through questing), then returned to Gwynn for the updated Phase 3 version.

Phase 3 Mythirian stats can be found here. Mythirians will continue to grow in power as the event draws to a close.

Once ready, Gwynn will teleport you to to a safe place within Odin's Gate.


Quest Details

Two new quests are available in Phase 3:

Demonic Path
  • [Coming Home] House Cleaning - Stop 25 fools from ruining the demonic plans, repeatable
  • [Coming Home] Mother's Rabid Dog - Defeat Legion, repeatable
    • Note: Legion is a group encounter and has a chance to spawn at 1 of 5 random locations. A portal will appear in a specific location shortly before Legion appears.
Vigilant Order
  • [Enemy Territory] Eviction - Remove 25 demonic cultists from this plane, repeatable
  • [Enemy Territory] An Unexpected Mess - Defeat Legion, repeatable
    • Note: Legion is a group encounter and has a chance to spawn at 1 of 5 random locations. A portal will appear in a specific location shortly before Legion appears.

Navigating Phase 3

  • Players can only leave the portal areas of their realm to roam Odin's Gate through the Obelisk within the keeps. Speak to the Obelisk and click [ready] to port you and your group into the fight within Odin's Gate. Leaving the portal keep from the front doors will direct you back inside.
  • Players can bind in this location and leave at will via the Teleporters.
  • Various NPC's are available in the portal keeps including: Healer, Smith, Hastener, Vault Keeper, Recharger, and Realm Enhancements.
  • Camps of mobs are scattered throughout Odin's Gate with charmable level ranges.
  • There is no realm war (/rw) available for this zone, only /map.
  • The Glacier Giant guards the Jamtland Mountains zone entrance. Attempting to cross the zone line into Jamtland Mountains will port players a short distance back into Odin's Gate.
  • Odin's Gate has a 150% RP bonus enabled in the zone.
    • Note: Ellan Vannin's additional zone bonus has been disabled.

Happy hunting!

Crossroads Covenant -Schedule Update

Posted by Community | 2023 Oct 21 20:36 -0400 GMT
Due to zone stability issues in Darkness Falls, the second phase of the Crossroads Covenant event may now be completed on Ellan Vannin.
  • The Princes and Princess can be found on Ellan Vannin and will grant quest credit for 'Competition' and 'Extermination' quests.
  • Credit for enemy realm kills for 'When in Rome' and 'Homewrecker' RvR quests may now be obtained on Ellan Vannin.
Click 'More' for additional information!


Crossroads Covenant - Darkness Falls

Posted by Community | 2023 Oct 20 08:55 -0400 GMT
Phase Two of our Crossroads Covenant event is now live! 

Deep within the heart of the ominous abyss known as Darkness Falls, demonic forces awaken and gather strength, plotting to seize control and plunge the realms into eternal darkness. As the malevolent power rises, the valiant  Vigilant Order assembles, uniting beneath the banner of righteousness in an epic struggle against the demonic forces.

Players must first speak to Gwynn at their realm's relic towns to claim their Phase One rewards (if all 3 phase 1 quests have been completed), and begin Phase Two by accepting the quest offered:

  • Demonic Path - [Into the Breach] Foothold
  • Vigilant Path - [Paving the Way] Crusade
Players can also speak to Gwynn to give him their old Demonic or Vigilant cloak to turn in for a house vaultable version.


New Mythirians

Gwynn's quest will offer you a choice of 1 of 6 new Mythirians. These Mythirians start at level 0 and must be leveled to 10 through completing event quests in Darkness Falls.

For a list of the Phase 2 Mythirians and stats, please click here.

Note: Mythirians grow in power in Phase 3


Phase Two Quest Details

Speak to Gwynn to join the [fight] in Darkness Falls! You do not need to run to Darkness Falls to enter, Gwynn will port you.

Demonic Path
  • [Into the Breach] When in Rome - Defeat 30 enemies in Darkness Falls to feed your tome, repeatable
  • [Into the Breach] Competition - Defeat 2 Princes or Princess to feed your tome, repeatable
Vigilant Path
  • [Paving the Way] Homewrecker - Defeat 30 enemies in Darkness Falls to restore your circlet, repeatable
  • [Paving the Way] Extermination - Defeat 2 Princes or Princess to restore your circlet, repeatable
Players must speak to their path's quest giver to activate each new level earned on their Mythrian. Progress is saved as quests are repeated.


Notes
  • Reminder! Buggane and Battlefield pots (all types) will not stack with the event buff. Battlefield pots will coexist but not be active. Buggane pots will overwrite the event buff RP%. A charge will be used up if a player uses a Buggane or Battlefield pot. Mithril RP Bonus pots will stack with the event buffs.
  • Should your event buff run out while in Darkness Falls, please speak to the quest givers to refresh it.


Phase Three -  Old Frontiers Hadrian's Wall

On Monday. October 23rd, Phase Three goes live in the Old Frontiers region of Hadrian's Wall!


Details of Phase Three will follow on Monday morning!

Crossroads Event Update

Posted by Community | 2023 Oct 13 09:04 -0400 GMT

Crossroads Covenant has seen incredible RvR over the first week! Based on player feedback, we’ve made the following adjustments:

Cull the Weak and Purge the Wicked quests have had their objectives reduced from 25 Souls/Hearts to 15 Souls/Hearts and rewards changed from 5K BP/RP to 3K BP/RP.
• Note: previous stacks of 25 will have changed to 15. Souls/hearts will stack to 15 going forward.
• The Gatecrasher and Liberator quests have had their objective reduced from 5 to 3, rewards changed from 5K BP/RP to 3K.
Collector and Salvage quests have had their objective reduced from 30 pieces of the Locus of Power to 15, rewards changed from 5KBP/1.5K RP to 2.5K BP/750 RP.
o Note: This is the exact same RP/BP per item turned in.

Additional Event Reward Information:

• Players who complete phase 1 quests will receive your faction’s cloak reward from the previous event in addition to a Battlefield Potion. Additionally, these faction cloaks will be able to be stored in personal and housing vaults at the end of the first event phase.
• Players are not required to have completed phase 1 quests to earn phase 2 rewards which include the special wing effect for your faction.

• Similarly, phase 3 rewards which include faction masks and Mythirians do not require the completion of any previous event phases.

Phase 2 – The conflict spills into the dank and dangerous tunnels of Darkness Falls

Darkness Falls will be open to all realms beginning Friday, October 20th, ending early morning on Monday, October 23rd. 

Phase 3 will commence on Monday, October 23rd.Please keep an eye on the Camelot herald for more details on the final phase of this event!


Thank you, and we’ll see you in the Frontiers!
 

Crossroads Covenant Resurges

Posted by Community | 2023 Oct 06 06:26 -0400 GMT
The veil between worlds is thinnest both in places of great spiritual uproar and with proximity to All Hallows Eve. Both the Vigilant order and their Demonic foes have been keeping a close eye on Ellan Vannin as time draws ever closer to the witching hour. Ellan Vannin has always been a place where the veil was thin, too thin some might say. One only needs look to the eternal war of spirits, giants, and ghosts raging under the island to guess that boundaries that might hold strong elsewhere bend and even break in that chaos. Leading experts on both sides agree that the great influx of souls observed last year has only further weakened the barriers. Indeed, in the time since, we’ve seen Demons previously thought to be contained to Darkness Falls manifesting in the Frontiers, strange glowing crystals growing on the island itself, and now rumors fly that objects of power have slipped the veil and can be found scattered across Ellan Vannin. For even if the trip from Otherworld is possible, for objects as strong as the Circlet of Rhiannon or the Tome of Fiends the veil is still too closed for more than fragments to slip through.


Notice from the Vigilant Order

The Vigilant Order is tasking all its most loyal followers to comb every inch of Ellan Vannin and its bordering landmasses to find fragments of the Circlet and recover them before the forces of darkness can repair their damned book. We expect that the presence of even small pieces of the Tome of Fiends along with the previously observed demonic corruption of the area will have had adverse effects on those who work in close proximity to the island. We expect those in positions of power as well as the demonic invaders to be hoarding any shards of the Circlet they come across. It is your job to retrieve those pieces and cleanse them of any lingering corruption!

How? Is it not obvious? We shall purify the pieces just as we do the tainted souls of those fallen to the dark. Indeed our foremost experts say that the process shall require the captured and purified souls of the damned to be successful. To this end we task you with gathering the shards of power jealously guarded, collecting the souls for purification, and combing the island for any materials that may have slipped through the veil at the same time. The process of repairing the Circlet will need materials to aid in the repair after all. And then, with the power of the Circlet, we can finally strike back against the fiends where it hurts!

Beware however; for the nefarious Tome of Fiends came into the world in much the same way and in much the same state and you can be sure we will not be the only ones striving to mend an object of unimaginable power…

Followers of the Order will be enchanted in the crossroad areas of the frontiers with the use of the following blessings:

  • 10% reduction in damage taken
  • 10% reduction in damage done
  • 10% reduction in healing done
  • 100% increased realm point earnings


Phase One Quest Details

  • Hunt for the Crown: Liberator - collect 5 Pages from Keep Lords and Demon Invaders within the Crossroads to complete the quest, repeatable
  • Hunt for the Crown: Purge the Wicked - kill 25/5 enemies for souls - repeatable 25 player kill quest while grouped, 5 solo
  • Hunt for the Crown: Salvage - collect 30 Locuses of Power on Ellan Vannin - repeatable gather quest



Power Grows and Grows

Our book! Our lost book of power is finally within our grasp! As the veil thins, sections of our unholy Tome have appeared around the island of Ellan Vannin, a land now pulsing with dark energy. You, our most devoted follower, must scour every inch of Ellan Vannin and its surrounding lands to unearth fragments of the Tome and retrieve them before the feeble forces of light can mend their wretched Circlet. It is certain that the presence of even the tiniest fragments of the Tome of Fiends has already wreaked havoc upon the feeble hearts of those who dwell nearby. We anticipate that the feeble mortals aligning with the demonic cause are concealing any shards of the Tome they stumble upon. You must get them back!

We charge you with the task of seizing the tightly held shards of power, gathering the hearts for corruption, and scouring the island for any materials that might have slipped through the veil. The reconstruction of the Tome demand power items to facilitate the restoration. And then, armed with the might of the corrupted Tome, we shall exact our revenge upon the feeble-minded fiends where it inflicts the most excruciating pain!

Our Followers will enjoy true superiority around the northern crossroads of the frontiers. Bask in the greatness we offer:

  • 10% increased damage
  • 10% increased healing
  • 10% increased Damage taken
  • 100% increased realm point earnings



Phase One Quest Details

  • Hunt for the Time: Gatecrasher - collect 5 Pages from Keep Lords and Demon Invaders within the Crossroads to complete the quest, repeatable
  • Hunt for the Tome: Cull the Weak - kill 25/5 enemies for hearts - repeatable 25 player kill quest while grouped, 5 solo
  • Hunt for the Tome: Collector - collect 30 Locuses of Power on Ellan Vannin - repeatable gather quest


Players alignment to the Demonic and Vigilant paths have been reset from Crossroads Covenant original event. Players must speak to Gwynn at the relic towns to select their paths and can switch to a new path, or stay on their previous path, but only once, so choose wisely! Speak to the path NPC to join that path.


Notes:

  • Buggane and Battlefield pots (all types) will not stack with the event buff. Battlefield pots will coexist but not be active. Buggane pots will overwrite the event buff RP%. A charge will be used up if a player uses a Buggane or Battlefield pot. Mithril RP Bonus pots will stack with the event buffs.
  • Cloaks and wings from the first Crossroads Covenant event will be available to players further into the event (so make sure you're on you're preferred path!), along with Battlefield potions.
  • You do not need to participate in Phase One in order to take part in Phase 2 or 3. However, you will miss out on the Phase One rewards (event cloak & battlefield potion) if you do skip Phase One. All quests must be completed at least once to collect that Phase's rewards. Each Phase has rewards at the end.
  • The Harvest Crystal quest on Ellan Vannin and at the Ruined Keeps has ended.

 
Rewards for Completing Event

There are two rewards for completing the overall event:

  • New cosmetic mask
  • New Mythirian (details later during the event)
     
Demonic Mask Vigilant Mask




Phase one of our Crossroads Covenant event returns today Friday, October 6th, 2023! The Crossroads Covenant event will expand to Phase 2 (Darkness Falls) and 3 (Otherworld) as the event progresses.

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