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The original land mass of Sosaria. Prior to the Ultima Online Renaissance (UOR) release on May 4, 2000, this was the only land mass (map) to the world. It is comprised of Britannia and its islands, dungeons and hidden routes to the Lost Lands. For players who joined the game prior to Renaissance, roaming the land was dangerous. Known for “reds”, or Murderers, this land is open to non-consensual Player vs. Player (PvP) activity and has been from the very beginning.

It should be noted here that the Siege Perilous does not have Trammel facet. 


Ilshenar is the third land mass of Sosaria, introduced with the Third Dawn expansion on March 27, 2001. The expansion was also called UO:3D as it introduced a 3D Client. It wasn’t until the release of the Blackthorn’s Revenge expansion that players could visit Ilshenar using the 2D Client. This is the only facet where runes cannot be marked, making any sort of magical travel into the facet impossible except by the Moongate system. Further, magical Gate Travel is not possible when leaving the facet. Housing is not allowed in Ilshenar, making it a facet of spawning creatures for quests, hunts and dungeons only.

Native to Ilshenar are two races, the Meer and the Juka. These are NPC races used in several story lines and scenarios. Gargoyles also live in Ilshenar, but are not native to the land mass.


Brought to Sosaria via the Age of Shadows expansion on February 11, 2003; Malas is the fourth land mass, and the second to provide additional housing space. There are two main cities, Umbra and Luna. Each city is modeled after one of the two new Player Classes introduced with this expansion; Necromancers and Paladins, respectfully. Luna, with exclusive housing within its city walls, quickly became the most populated city of each shard, as well as the de facto area of commerce within the game.

Ter Mur

Ter Mur, Gargish for “world”, is the most recent fact. Intruduced with the Stygian Abyss expansion on September 8, 2009, the newest land mass to Sosaria is home of the Gargoyles. Beautiful and dangerous, Ter Mur is plagued by creatures from The Void, unrest in the population, and dwindling resources. The land mass offers housing to players who reach a certain level of loyalty with the Gargish Queen.

A new shrine, the Shrine of Singularity, offers a different view of what some believe to be a new Virtue being introduced to the game. It correlates with items found in the Stygian Abyss.


Tokuno is the fifth land mass facet and the third to bring additional housing to Sosaria. Introduced with the Samurai Empire expansion on November 2, 2004. The Trammel ruleset of no consensual PvP is applied here, luring many to this Asian influenced facet to place vendors around the single, walled city of Zento. Several new monsters were also introduced that live only in Tokuno, inspired by Asian lore and pop culture.