Welcome to the Official Shards of Britannia Wiki. We are a community shard of the game Legends of Aria, dedicated to bringing the ‘sandbox MMORPG’ playstyle of Ultima Online into the modern era. Be advised that our world is undergoing daily changes as exciting new features are being added and pesky bugs are getting squashed. See the #news channel on Discord for recent updates. If this is your first time here, have a read of About Shards of Britannia first.
Great! Go to Play Shards of Britannia Also, join us on Discord to chat with other players.
We don’t give out numbers - the world is lively. You only need to wander the towns and you’ll regularly see people.
We are an all-eras UO mod, that primarily focuses on classic, Pre-AOS UO with cherry-picked features from later eras as well. In addition, we implement features of our own that we feel meet our vision.
Yes, but only certain parts of Britannia are available - check the Maps page for details. There's more to come.
We'll do what we can to avoid wipes. During the Britannia transition, there was a partial wipe, but many players agreed it was the right move at the server's milestone. As of August 1st, 2021, characters and items that did not make the move to Britannia are gone and are no longer recoverable, even by staff.
We’re able to add custom art, and we plan to add as much classic UO art as we can. For example, llamas and ankhs are on Shards of Britannia already, but aren’t part of the official Legends of Aria game. More will come.
700 skill cap. skills
225 stats cap (str/dex/int). stats
Head over and pop in an application here.
From the appropriate NPC (for example, the Jeweller trains Item Identification). A full list of skill trainers can be found on the Skills page. Ideally, during character creation, your character should start with 2 free very-difficult-to-raise skills at 50.
Most town vendors offer basic items, however it is always cheaper to buy from player vendors, which are easier to find than you think. You can find a list of advertised, well stocked vendors on Discord in the #trading or #vendor-locations channels. Certain towns have brokers that sell items more cheaply if that town fits the theme.
Depending on your playstyle, you can either sell basic resources such as ore to blacksmiths with Mining, and logs to carpenters with Lumberjacking, or if you prefer the combat approach, skinning animals and some monsters for their leather and selling them to the weaver is a good start. You will need a steady income stream before starting to raise certain skills seriously, such as Magery or Musicianship.
Animals have a range of possible stat scores at ‘birth’. Some are better than others. Their stats never raise, so hunt for the best one you can find. Their skills raise through use.
Create custom commands to drag to your hotkey bars.
There’s a possibility they may have just disappeared from your UI. Reload the UI by restarting your game client. They may just reappear. If not, we are sorry for your loss. As a matter of policy, the staff of LoU does not replace items lost to negligence, accident, or system error.
Press space bar to exit combat mode, or press Escape.
Click and drag from the person/animal/monster, or hit O and target yourself, someone else, or a pet or monster. This can be remapped.
Our crafting system currently is inspired by classic UO where the metals were a matter of rarity, style and collectability. When you craft weapons or armor, they are either Basic (similar to the Ruin tier of dropped items) or Exceptional (the Vanquishing/Invulnerable tier of dropped items).
Keep your items in secure containers. (Housing)
No. Young players are protected from PvP, and are also unable to assist in PvP encounters.
You need to purchase a house placement tool. You can find out more on the Housing page.
One house per account. Your other characters are automatically Co-Owners.(Housing)
Since Client update 0.9.0 released in August 2019, you can now have a 5th character slot. However, this character slot requires you to pay per month for it on your Legends of Aria account. To be clear, this is not any form of a Shards of Britannia donation and your money goes to Citadel Studios. The character will not be accessible after you stop paying for a subscription. The character cannot be transferred to another slot.
Shards of Britannia does not intend to make more than 4 characters available per account at this time, except under the above scenario.
/delchar in-game. This only works once your character is at least 7 days old. (Commands)
Your name was changed because it didn’t fit our naming standards, and you’ll be prompted to choose a new one. (Server Rules)