Ultima Online: 20th Anniversary Party This Week; More Shattered Obelisk Fiction

The 20th anniversary party for Ultima Online takes place later this week, on Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd. Broadsword Online Games have updated the party information page on the Ultima Online website with a complete itinerary and FAQ section. Onlin

A couple of itinerary items worth highlighting, both of which take place on Friday the 22nd, include:

10:30am – 12:30pm – Welcome by Bonnie “Mesanna” Armstrong and Guest speakers Starr “Lord Blackthorn” Long and Richard “Lord British” Garriott.


7:30-8:00pm – Costume Contest judged by Starr “Lord Blackthorn” Long and Richard “Lord British” Garriott.

Some additional details about the costume contest — or, at least, the prizes — can be found in the most recent Producer’s Letter from Bonnie Armstrong:

We are especially excited for Friday evening when we will be hosting a costume contents. The Judges for the contest will be our honored guests Starr “Lord Blackthorn” Long and Richard “Lord British” Garriott. The prizes for this contest were donated by Mr. David Johnson of Larpers Lounge. They are great people to work with and extremely helpful with your armor needs if you might have any. We can’t wait to see what everyone comes dressed as!

For those that are unable to attend the party we will be taking lots of pictures for you guys so you do not feel left out. Speaking of not leaving you guys out, I have the three winners of the in-game castle raffle that was on TC1. I will be contacting you via email today so please reply with the shard and character name you will be receiving the castle with.

Of course, concurrent with these events, the events of The Shattered Obelisk continue to play out in the game proper. Another piece of lore fiction, entitled Family Squabbles, has been published in advance of next week’s launch of the final chapter of said event arc.