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Welcome to Age of Valor! We are an Ultima Online free shard that has been running since 2006 featuring lot of advanced custom content which aims to provide a fun and balanced UO gaming experience. While we do have lot of custom content, we do our best to ensure it is balanced and similar to what you would find on an official server. We may be small but we have a great uptime and reliability track record. Check out our forums and features page to learn more about our shard.

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Event ::  Dec 02 2017 8:25:13 pm  -  Christmas Event 2017 - Make Christmas village great again!
2017 AOV Christmas Event: Shields Down (December 3rd, 2017 - January 19, 2018)

The evil elves are back, and have taken over Santa's village once more. During renovations, evil ninja elves have slipped through, and have managed to use the village's magic to continuously pour in through portals. We could build a bigger wall and make them pay for it, but they would still be able to come in. So instead we will build a shield, it's going to be yuge, we built one before last year, and it was successful, so we will build one even bigger! But we need your help!

Coal powered shield generators have been installed in 3 locations to block these portals, but there are not enough elves to keep them fuelled all the time. Your help is needed to do this. They appear as follows:





How to fuel a shield generator: To fuel a shield generator you simply place coal, or cast fire spells on it. Double click coal to light, it will also eventually catch on nearby coal. Several piles of coal can be placed around to maximize the speed at which power level increases. Coal drops on the floor and from dark elves. It can also be obtained by mining anywhere in Sosaria.

Example of fuel generator that is fueled by coal being placed around it:


Double clicking it will tell you it's status. There are 3 major modes for these generators:

Offline: No protection provided. Dark elves continue to arrive. Double clicking will show you the current power vs the power required to turn on.

Online: Dark elves have more trouble entering, but can still enter. Continue to add fuel. Double clicking will show you the current power vs the full power potential.

Full power: When this point is reached, all evil elves are instantly killed and no longer arrive. Good elves will slowly start to spawn. Good elves may fight any bad elves that happen to remain.

Note: These shield generators emit radiation which is known to the facet of trammel to cause health decrease and in some cases, death. Ask your doctor if the job of fueling these is right for you. We guarantee that coal is in fact a safe method of powering these and does not contribute to any harmful emissions.

When the coal runs out, the power level of the shield generator slowly drops, at some point the good elves will stop spawning, and bad ones will start to return. Shield generator #3 is a special case where it has no control over evil elves, however once brought to full power it will provide surprise stockings throughout the village.

As well as evil elves, some sith lords whose ship has crashed have also decided to establish themselves in the NSA errr Claus Surveillance Centre. This has prevented Santa from checking to see if people are being naughty or not. It is also where shield generator #3 is, so it may prove difficult to enter until shield #2 is activated at full power.

Few last notes:

- To enter event, there are white gates throughout the world with title "Shields down!"

- There is a quest right at the entrance, it's worth grabbing it if you want some quick Christmas decoration.

- Due to mechanics of spawners and their sleep mode, allow 5ish minutes for good elves and surprise stockings to spawn the first time the cores are brought to 100%. Once stuff starts to spawn, the spawners will speed up. They are all set to spawn a new mobile/object within 30 seconds to 3 minutes.

- Difficulty may be a bit on the hard side due to amount of spawn, a stealther may be useful to get the generators going. Lit coal will also damage mobs, be creative. Wink

Stocking Rewards

Possible Resource Drops:
- Blight
- Luminescent Fungi
- Corruption
- Parasitic Plant
- Muculent
- Diseased Bark
- Bark Fragment
- Perfect Emerald
- Dark Sapphire
- Turquoise
- Ecru Citrine
- White Pearl
- Fire Ruby
- Blue Diamond
- Brilliant Amber
- Scourge
- Putrefaction
- Taint
- Random Runic Tools
- Random Skill Gain Deeds
- Pet Bonding Deeds
- Bags of Sending
- Bank Checks/Gold
- Ash Boards
- Yew Boards
- Bloodwood Boards
- Heartwood Boards
- Frostwood Boards
- Random Magic Items

Christmas Decoration Drops (Drops in Stockings)
Snowman
Wreath
Snowflake
Red and White Poinsettias
Christmas Candle
Mistletoe
Festive Cactus
Snowy Tree
Decorative Topiary
Small and Large Nutcracker
Red and Green Candy Cane

Introduced in 2015 Christmas Decoration Drops (Drops in Stockings)
Icicles
Christmas Tree Angel
Snow Statues (Seahorse, Pegasus, Griffon, Mermaid)
Snow Globes (Various colors and names. Rare glacial color is 10% chance)
Holiday Bells (Various colors and names. Rare gold color is 10% chance)

New 2016 rewards!
Gingerbread Man
Garland
Pot of Eggnog
Rocking Horse

Stop the evil elves, and make Christmas Village great again!
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Event ::  Oct 30 2017 9:21:13 pm  -  The Dark Moon Rises! Happy Halloween
The dark moon rises over Malas, Halloween quickly approaches!

This event is only for Halloween and will end on November 1st

Starting today, you can find the following in Malas:

- Halloween scenery such as bones, blood, pumpkins and dead trees
- Giant black widows, zombies and crows

Feel like battling something tougher at the prospect of rewards? Search the lands of Malas for the following creatures:

- Walking corpses: Grey colored zombies with a moderate amount of health. Killing one will reward you with lots of loot in the corpse as well as a grab bag of roulette tokens. Will you find a good haul or paltry loot?
- Mephitis: You can find this giant spider champion wandering freely around Malas this Halloween! Kill her for an explosion of gold and a chance at one of her champion spawn artifacts!
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News ::  Oct 28 2017 11:47:17 am  -  [Oct 28 2017] - Unexpected Server Outage - [restored]
I got called in to work but as it happened the power went out. For some reason the shard is now offline and I can't connect to the network.

Unfortunately I won't be able to get to it till after 7pm today.

I will monitor for the odd chance it comes back up as last time it was the ONT that was acting up, but I have a feeling a server took a power hit from the initial brownout despite there being a UPS. It's not dual conversion. I do have plans to upgrade to one eventually.


UPDATE 13:40ET: I went home real quick just to get an idea of damage and if it's something that just needs rebooting. At quick glance it looks like we lost the VM server that hosts pretty much everything. Also for some reason despite having a backup DNS on a physical server, DNS is also not working.

Good news is the file server is ok. There may still be OS level corruption from the VMs having been improperly shut down but worse case scenario I need to re-image each one. There should be no actual loss of data. If yes there are backups.

Shard will remain down for the rest of day till I get home and can figure out what is going on in more detail.


UPDATE 20:29ET: I am now home and investigating this issue. I am hoping it's nothing bad as this affects all my own stuff too not just the shard. Pretty much dead in the water here.


UPDATE 21:01ET: This is going to require more coffee and possibly an all nighter. I don't even have heat because I can't access the environmental control server. This is very bad, I'm still trying to wrap my head around this outage. I just hope there's no corruption once I can get to the point where I can see the VMs. Right now the storage is not linking properly and there's all sorts of weird DNS issues. I setup a backup DNS server a while back but aparantly everything is still trying to connect to the main one which is a VM. I think I should just make the physical box the primary, though part of the issue is even that box is acting weird.


UPDATE 22:17ET: I may have some progress. Was able to get the storage subsystem back online. I am powering up my VMs one by one to make sure it's stable then will get to the shard VM shortly.


UPDATE 22:33ET: Looks like the database is corrupted. I will work on restoring it. If this is successful and that there are no other issues, the shard should be back up very shortly. TC1 was corrupted too, oddly dev was ok. I fear I have a lot more data corruption to deal with though but I'll probably find it over the next few weeks, months even years as I need it.


FINAL UPDATE 23:36ET: Restored a backup from Sat Oct 28 06:00:08 EDT 2017 and tested server ok.

I still have a lot of other stuff to restore such as TC1 and my own personal stuff. I lost my VPN server completely, the VM is destroyed, and other stuff like that. But as far as shard goes, it is back online and should be stable. I need to start looking into upgrading my UPS to 48v dual conversion, I was putting that off, but it's the second time something like this happens so I will have to get on it. A simple power bump should not be this disastrous. I'm also looking into simply adding a large capacitor bank that hooks into each server's PSU but that is more invasive and complex as I need to implement inrush current limiting etc.
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Oct 15 2017 11:18:12 pm  -  October 15, 2017 - Champs, Fountain, Quest and Supremes
Greetings AOV!

It's been awhile since the last update but here's a few things to keep you busy while we work on some other additions.

Please continue to report any bugs or issues you experience and we will do our best to address and fix them up. A couple of bug fixes and additions did not make it in for this update but we have decided to release what's complete while we continue on the other stuff.

Here's a list of the newest additions and fixes for this update:

Champion Spawn Catch Up

This has been in place for awhile but we had not posted the notes for the changes:

- Scrolls of transcendence can drop from non-fel and fel champs. They pop into your pack from killing mobs. Fel champs will drop higher level scrolls.
- White candle reset timer has changed from 10 min to 1 hour, making it easier to solo with enough dedication
- Natural champ respawn is now 10-25 min
- Slice timer has been raised from 1 second to 10 seconds as to cause less load on the system
- Random t2a champ spawns can now pool from all champion spawns, including ML champs and custom champs
- Max spawn down from 250 to 200, meaning that less monsters need to be killed for each level
- Champ boss HP and stats increased to match OSI
- All champs can now drop artifacts in your pack upon death (Any facet). 30% decor, 15% shared, 5% unique drop. Luck does not impact odds, more than one drop can happen per champ kill.
- AOV custom artifacts, such as champion sashes and name items like "Semidar's Soul" or "Mephitis Fang" have been added to the standard OSI drop list
- You can still get a drop from the champion boss even if you didnt do any damage to the boss itself. This is based on doing damage to the spawn and your damage during all levels.
- Champion spawn boundaries have been individually set for each spawn, allowing better spread within the boundaries.
- There are only 3 active spawns allowed on the shard at any given time (Valor should not start it). This is for fel only champs (trammel and T2A)
- Colonel Sanders champ is now plant themed and spawns a bog thing champion. It can randomly be found in Felucca T2A or will spawn in the farmer field in Britain in Felucca.

Pieces of a Long Lost History Quest

Head on over to the Gargoyle City in Ilshenar and talk to Alec. He'll tell you about pieces of a long lost history hidden in the sands of the nearby desert.

For 1000 gold you can buy his sand sifting tray and test your luck at finding pieces of ancient relics and heirlooms. Combining 10 pieces together will reward you with a decorative item dating back to Juka or Meer history!

Be careful when sifting the sands, you might disturb some nasty desert creatures. It's also possible that they've been hanging on to some of those antiquity fragments!

Fountain of Fortune Revisions

The Fountain of Fortune in the Underworld has had its reward list updated.

The Underworld monster protection scrolls are now split up to protect against individual Underworld monsters. They also have a graphic and description when double clicked.

The fountain's reward message is now more descriptive to what prize/buff you've received.

The buff/prize list has been revised, including some new items such as the Amulet of Safeguarding.

Buffs (80% Chance)
- New rotworm scroll protects you against blood poisoning for 1 hour
- New bloodworm scroll protects you against blood poisoning and anemia for 1 hour
- New tangling roots scroll protects you against entangling for 1 hour
- +10 strength bonus for 1 hour
- +10 dexterity bonus for 1 hour
- +10 intelligence bonus for 1 hour
- If you have any of the above bonuses already when you use the fountain of fortune, you may instead have your expiry reset to 1 hour

Items (20% Chance)
- Gemologist's Satchel (Gold, contains 5-8 rare gems)
- Soles of Providence (Gold Sandals, 80 luck)
- Amulet of Safeguarding (Always contains Defense Chance Increase 5%, Hit Point Increase 5 and Luck 80. Always contains one protection bonus for creatures in the Underworld and one killer bonus for creatures in the Underworld).

Removals:
- Clothing bless deeds no longer drop from the fountain of fortune

Supreme Revisions
- Supreme creatures will now spawn in Ter Mur. This means the Underworld can now spawn supreme creatures (and any other Ter Mur area once populated)
- All supreme creatures will now spawn in Abyssal Red hue (Black + red)
- Supreme creatures will spawn in with a burst of dark energy and a howl of cacophony. This is purely for effect.

Miscellaneous Fixes
- Halloween hint scrolls now have a yellow hue for the bonus as opposed to blue as it's easier to read.
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Event ::  Oct 08 2017 1:23:13 pm  -  Canadian Thanksgiving 2017
Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all Canadian players!

You can once again find the turkeys in Ilshenar. Help rid us of these voracious birds!

This event will run between October 8th - October 31st

Please note, this is the same event as last year's 2016 event. The turkeys will return again for American Thanksgiving in November, but it will be a new event this year!

Please report any issues or concerns you may have and we will do our best to address them.





Turkeys
There are 5 different kinds of turkeys

Lesser Turkey
These smaller turkeys show "a turkey" above their names. They don't have much health and are not much of a threat. These are the most common of all the turkeys. You may be able to find bronze and silver roulette tokens on their corpses.

Turkey Leader
Beware! These turkeys look just like the lesser turkeys, that is, until they are killed. These turkeys will burst into multiple copies of themselves, posing more of a threat than lesser turkeys. You can quickly get overrun if you aren't careful. These turkeys can also drop bronze and silver roulette tokens on their corpse with a better success rate than the lesser turkeys. They also have more loot on their corpses.

Giant Turkey
These giant turkeys are the strongest of the regular turkeys in the turkey clan. They have a lot of health and are strong fighters. Killing one will always reward a roulette token or horn of plenty (goes directly in your pack). Tokens range in rarity from the bronze token to the highly valuable platinum token!

Turkey Minion
An annoying minion summoned by Grosse Giblet's eggs. Although these are relatively weak, they do have a pecking ability that can cause continuous damage, disrupting spell casting.

Grosse Giblets the Huge
The big boss of all the turkeys! This turkey is no joke. Grosse Giblets have tons of health and nasty abilities. It will take a long time to take one of these down but you can get some unique rewards from it:

Special Drops (Off Grosse Giblet. Horn of Plenty also drops on Giant Turkeys)

Abominable Wishbone:
A scepter with spell channeling (no penalty), faster casting 1, mage weapon -0 and weapon damage 35%

Tuft of Feathers:
A wooden kite shield with spell challenging (no penalty), defense chance increase 5%, lower requirements 100%, reflect physical damage 5% and 15% physical resist

Horn of Plenty:
A decorative lockdown themed for Thanksgiving. Locking it down in your house and double clicking it will give you all kinds of edibles such as ears of corn, french bread, squash, pumpkins and a cooked bird.

Gravy Boat:
A boat shaped vessel to hold your gravy!
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Event ::  Oct 02 2017 8:28:59 pm  -  Halloween 2017
Greetings AOV!

It's Halloween season, which means that Wormwood is accessible to players once again!

You can find white event gates to the Halloween event at various town banks.

Please report any issues or concerns you may have and we will do our best to address them.



Quests
Over 30 quests to take part in for unique rewards!

Candy Collection
Collect candy from completing quests. Candy can be eaten, put down in your house as decoration, or used in quests for better rewards!

Costume Collection
Collect toadstools for Grunilda to help her decorate her house. Turn in enough toadstools and claim a costume as a prize!

Frog Quest
Can you find Helga's 5 missing frogs? Grab a shrinking staff and set out to find them. Maybe some of the other witches and warlocks can provide you with hints to their location.

Hint Scrolls
Some quests will reward you with hint scrolls. In addition to providing you with some useful knowledge and tips, some provide you with a bonus against boss abilities or allow you to access new locations!

Bosses

Complete certain quests to gain haunted house keys as a reward. These keys will allow you infinite access to fight the following bosses (Bosses respawn approximately every 15 minutes once killed).

Bosses will always drop one of the following, provided you have done enough damage for loot rights:

60% Chance to drop a special toadstool for Grunilda's costume collection
20% Chance to drop a special Halloween colored dye (Boss specific)
15% Chance to drop special Halloween decor (Boss specific)
5% Chance to drop an artifact from the Conjurer's set (Boss specific)

Ethel the Deranged Witch

Possible rewards
- Black Toadstools, Green Toadstools or Red Toadstools
- Halloween Green Dye (5 Charges)
- Black Cat Statuette, Halloween Ghoul Statuette or Platinum Token
- Conjurer's Grimoire (Spellbook: Undead Slayer, Magery +15, INT 8, SDI 15, LMC 10)

Pumpkin King

Possible rewards
- Black Toadstools, Green Toadstools or Red Toadstools
- Halloween Orange Dye (5 Charges)
- Carved Pumpkin or Platinum Token
- Conjurer's Trinket (Talisman: Undead Slayer, STR 1, HPR 2, HCI 10, DI 20)

Herpekitus the Plant Monster

Possible rewards
- Black Toadstools, Green Toadstools or Red Toadstools
- Halloween Red Dye (5 Charges)
- Dark Tree or Platinum Token
- Conjurer's Garb (Robe: MR2, Luck 140, DCI 5)

Sorceress of the Night

Possible rewards
- Black Toadstools, Green Toadstools or Red Toadstools
- Halloween Purple Dye (5 Charges)
- Ruined Tapestry, Pumpkin Scarecrow or Platinum Token
- Conjurer's Sandals (Sandals: MR2, Luck 140, DCI 5)

Malevolent the Reaper

Possible rewards
- Black Toadstools, Green Toadstools or Red Toadstools
- Halloween Black Dye (5 Charges)
- Grim Warning, Skulls on a Pike or Platinum Token
- Conjurer's Sash (Sash: MR2, Luck 140, DCI 5)
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News ::  Sep 07 2017 12:22:38 am  -  Scheduled shard restarts now implimented
I have decided to implement a scheduled restart as the shard seems to slow down after a while if it's been running too long. This is similar to "server wars" that we had in the early days, except there won't be a no save period. I have it set to give a 30 minute warning (allows you to finish anything you're doing etc) and then it will restart.

Currently I have them scheduled to happen at 8pm ET on Thursdays.

Also, if no one is online or everyone logs off, instead of counting down 30 minutes it will restart right away.
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News ::  Jul 08 2017 1:38:24 am  -  [july-8-2017] - unexpected network outage [back up]
We have lost our main internet feed and it is being investigated by our isp. I took this opportunity to do a full shard reboot so lag issues should hopefully be fixed when it comes back.


No ETR yet.
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News ::  May 21 2017 7:16:05 pm  -  [May 22 2017] - 2 hour planned outage [complete]
Some time tomorrow I will be doing some renovations that will involve moving some fibre optic wiring around which will cause a shard outage. I don't plan to actually take the shard down, so normal stuff like plants, idocs etc will continue to cycle as normal but you won't be able to connect. I will probably have to reboot it after as the shard IP list only gets updated at startup and the IP will probably change. I will update this post ahead of time when I'm about to pull the plug, and if anyone is online I'll give a warning in game too to give time to retreat.

I have not really decided on a time, I may even do it really late tonight, but I will update the post when I get to it. Basically I'm insulating my basement and I need to completely remove the ONT equipment that's on the wall so I can put the insulation and vapour barrier behind it. I will probably relocate it to another area at same time since it's currently in the hot aisle and it's really tight back there.

It will probably take less than 2 hours but figured that's a safe window to set.
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May 11 2017 11:13:15 pm  -  May 11, 2017 - Cherry Blossom 2017 Addition & Bug Fixes
- Fixed an issue with statuettes when locked down in houses
- Revisions to base creature/base pet to support new custom house pet system
- Two new house pet rewards were added to the cherry blossom collection: the shiba inu and the crane
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