Events

Events in Abandoned Realms occur frequently, especially around the holidays. Events may be created, organized, ran, and also repeated, so that they can be a common occurance. The Immortals and Heralds will hold one-off events from time to time with no intention of ever repeating them. On this page, you will find a list of events that have been created, as well as players who distinguished themselves by being an active participant during the event.

Click on an event, past or present, to learn more about it.

Upcoming Events
Strythoween
- 2017-10-02 20:39:24 UTC
Creator: Immortals
Past Events
- 2017-07-04 00:00:00 UTC
Creator: Olyn
Some time ago, in the middle of the Second Age, a great battle waged between the lich Zaikkra of the Material Abyss and the peoples of Serin. The lich Zaikkra was banished, and a dark time took hold of Serin, known as the Mourning. Such devastation had not been seen in Serin for millennia, but its people persevered. Davairus, at the height of his power, began to rebuild Serin. Sethronu the Frozen Hearted Warrior and his Fortress of Warlords were scorched in a sea of flames, their faded banners and faded honor burned with them. He granted immortality to the Herald Vanisse, so that her good fortune might spread across the land. Vhrael, Commandant of the Seringale Watch earned a place in the heavens by establishing order in the crumbling streets of Seringale. Finally, Olyn, Valour's Hand of Light, was raised to immortality so that Valour would be rebuilt around the three ideals now known as the Virtues - Honor, Courage, and Respect. The Herald cabal was successfully reformed in a peaceful manner, and Patrons and Nobles began to populate Serin, thus beginning the New Dawn. Today marks the anniversary of the New Dawn, and so the people remember and the people celebrate, but they will never forget that dark times have come before and may come yet again if they are not vigilant. During this day of celebration and remembrance, players will receive double experience points, similar to a surge. There will not be increased training or gold, except during any regularly scheduled surge.
- 2017-04-19 06:22:47 UTC
Creator: Olyn
Every twelve Celestials, the moons align for a unique renewal known as the Ether Renewal. As Serin celebrates this beautiful occurrence, adventurers will enjoy double experience gains. Enjoy your double xp holiday!
Participants: Talaria (9) Laphicet (8) Unzu (8) Gradible (5) Virasen (4) Dluldor (2) Vyrvyxyl (1) Azran (1) Venthekymi (1)
- 2016-12-24 14:00:00 UTC
Creator: Olyn
In honor of Strythmas, let there be double the fun!
- 2016-11-24 06:02:00 UTC
Creator: Vanisse
Everyone's favorite game of tag...but even BETTER. Cause if you're IT, you're a chicken! And if you see a chicken walk in the room, you better run like the wind before it gets you!
- 2016-11-01 05:50:06 UTC
Creator: Vevier
Compete for the House of Blood, The House of Prayer, The House of Magic, or the House of Steel in various events throughout this holiday season. Prizes will be based on the winning house.
- 2016-10-31 23:52:45 UTC
Creator: Vanisse
Strythoween double xp holiday - active for the next 48 hours! Sorry for the delay. Don't forget to check out Vevier's Dragon Race, just north of Seringale!
- 2016-08-19 04:06:45 UTC
Welcome one and all pinnacled persons of the Arcane inclination! Today is your lucky day, or perhaps just a frustrating one depending on how well you do! Regardless, you are all invited to run the Mystic Maze! Oh the fun you will have! For some it will be a hair pulling, brain gnawing event that tests your mental mettle! But fear not! For all who finished will be rewarded with at minimum wisp essence! The top three will have reward ranging from gold to a Custom Title for fastest of all! Don't be the only one not to run the Mystic Maze! It will be the talk of all of Serin! You may be able to tell others who have run it due to their lack of hair, and or muttering and lack of motorskills. *Disclaimer* The Heralds and Mystics hereby give notice that they hold no responsibilities due to hair loss, brain eating, or general loss of sanity! To Begin approach an Herald or Mystic and let them know you wish to run the Mytic Maze!
Participants: Thamu
- 2016-06-15 04:30:00 UTC
Creator: Vanisse
The Serin Race is baaaaack! The Heralds will be hosting the Great Serin Race for all to join. For those of you who don't know what The Great Serin Race is, it is a race and test of wits. For to find where you must run to, you must answer riddles. To enter the race, you only need to contact a Herald, they will sell you a ticket for 1000 gold coins which will go towards the Herald's coffers for prize money. After you have your ticket, the Herald will start the race, allowing you to run wild and follow the riddles to the markers. Once there, you will receive a riddle on an item you must gather and turn in. You will then be given a riddle to the next post. The Rules: 1. No recalling. This is you going across Serin to test your wits and body. 2. No flying or riding on a steed, whether a Knights or a Dark-Knight's nightmare stallion. 3. No outside help, you may ask the Herald running it for a clue. The Herald running your race will be able to give you three hints, but it will add time to your run and delay your total time. Breaking of any rull will result in your disqualification. There will be prizes awarded to the first, second and third fastest in this race. As well as a chance to win some Herald chips for just participating. So, if you wish to try your luck and prove you're not only the fastest, but wittiest Serin around take a chance and run The Great Serin Race.
- 2016-06-14 03:00:00 UTC
Creator: Vanisse
Jack and Jill Fell down a hill To chase a wheel of cheese They tumbled and frowned Jack broke his crown And Jill ate as much as she pleased
- 2016-01-25 23:00:00 UTC
Fellow adventurers and gamblers alike, Please hoist your eyes to the Wicked Ale! A special game of tarot cards will be held and there will be lots of refreshments. The ante is upped as Fanatiel's roulette of death will come into play for players who might pass their turn instead of guessing, or other insidious ways. That's right! Players will be acting out their tarot cards without a word! The ones guessing correctly win a point, and the first to three wins. There will be different variations of the game, so do not fret. Rule sheets will also be available to glance over whenever you want. So come and join us, come and be apart of the Wicked Ale Winter Bamboozle! Blyx of the Heralds
- 2015-12-25 00:43:06 UTC
Creator: Vevier
A giant Strythmas tree has been erected in Mount Saidian. Go visit the ornament decorator below Torin square to participate.
- 2015-11-26 00:00:00 UTC
Creator: Vevier
It's that time of year again. Let us give thanks this Renewal for what we have and strive for what we do not. -Olyn
- 2015-10-24 16:00:00 UTC
Creator: Resatimm
My first official realm shaking act since I have seized my rightful place in the Hierarchy of Gods will be as follows: All will sing my name in triumph as their learning, earning, and burning is at a greatly accelerated rate. There will be random things happening on those three days as well which will probably result in me accidently killing several of you. All bow down to me! Resatimm the Oppressor of the Irreproachable, Suzerain of Lightlessness
- 2015-09-07 00:00:00 UTC
Creator: Vanisse
The day of the Lord of Blood approaches. Come, join the festivities. There will be blood sacrifices. The destruction of the weak. Let us pay homage to the one who pumps vitality through the veins of these lands. Let us celebrate the labors of Davairus! * Gnome Flinging and Poker Tourney to be held during this week (TBA) * Enjoy a learning boost for the duration of this event! * Create a wardrobe of guts and glory from Peaches's customizable tailor shop in Seringale and submit your creation for consideration in the Costume Contest. The winner gets a pair of very nice boots...and will have to fight off those who want to take them! * The new Herald pet shop (above Noldo's store in Seringale) will be having a limited supply of blood dragons for sale! You'll need lots of herald chips if you want to get the limited edition items, so make sure to join some of the upcoming events!
- 2015-09-04 00:00:00 UTC
Creator: Vanisse
Herald-run events will take place during this time around the upcoming holiday. Davairus Appreciation Day: - Extra gory Gnome Flinging - Limited availability pet - Costume contest - Other activities up to discretion of the Herald running it
- 2015-08-22 00:00:00 UTC
Creator: Herald
Come one and all, to enjoy the Mocker's Tavern Poker Tourney. The Tourney will be a simple affair. It will include of Five participants who must purchase a ticket from a Herald. Ticket prices are 5, 000 coins per person, with only eight slots open. Contact a Herald if you feel you like you wish to try your luck. The Herald will sell you the ticket, it is your job to hold onto it unil the appointed time. The Heralds are not responsible for any lost or stolen tickets. If there are not enough participants, tickets will be sold at the door before the event starts. During the event, Mocker's Tavern will be closed off from the public, so if you want to see the action, you best hurry in before it starts. The Tourney have a limited starting amount of 20, 000 coins, we ask that you please abide by this as it will give everyone on equal footing. The winner of the Tourney will get to not only keep his or her earnings but also be awarding a 50, 000 coin reward for winning. So, if you feel that your skill will see you through, or if you wishing to try your luck at taking on some seasoned pros, purchase a ticket while they are available.
Participants: Raldric Argos Wulfe
- 2015-08-15 02:00:00 UTC
Creator: Vanisse
The trebuchets of gnomish terror have returned to Seringale. Feeling down, lonely, or stressed out? Relieve your negative energy by launching gnomes from North and South Square! Pelt your friends and your enemies today! Don't forget to kill the ones that land for extra prizes. This event brought to you by Vanisse, Gnome-Terrorizer Extraordinaire.
- 2015-07-04 00:00:00 UTC
Creator: Olyn
Creation Day marks the anniversary of the creation of the first gnomes by Denadlyr. All across Serin, gnomes celebrate this festive holiday by launching fireworks. In recent years, the excitement of Creation Day has spread to all races of Serin. Not to be outdone, the gnomes have begun taking their celebrations to a new level by using their fireworks to launch themselves into the sky.
- 2015-05-25 00:00:00 UTC
Creator: Olyn
Let us not forget the Warlord's of Serin's past and present who fought for Honor. If you see a Warlord, or remember one, check his record on this occasion.
- 2015-02-16 12:00:01 UTC
Creator: Vevier
Free muffins! Come and get'm!
- 2014-12-31 12:00:00 UTC
Creator: Olyn
Celebrate the New Year with double xp!
Creator: Herald
Greetings people of Serin, I, Libera, am here to present to you an event that will hopefully be fun. This event is rather simple as it doesn't involve a lot of running and doing stuff. All you have to do is send a note to Herald with what you feel is the most creative way to cook or bake a gnome. The type of food is your choice. The winner will be chosen by the Heralds and myself. The winner will receive a prize of 50, 000 coins while the two runner ups will receive receive a prize of 25, 000 coins. So, get to thinking and stir those creative juices. The winner and the runner ups will also be featured in the Mystique as well for all to enjoy their methods. There is no limit on creativity, so please be as creative as imaginable. Hope you all have fun.
- 2014-11-27 21:48:44 UTC
Creator: Odile
I have opened the Traveler's Rest to everyone to join us for a feast! Please come and eat your fill! -Odile, of the Traveler's Rest
- 2014-11-27 00:00:00 UTC
Creator: Olyn
It's time to give thanks to the Serin Implementors, past and present. Who knows what gifts they will yet give us?
- 2014-10-31 00:00:00 UTC
Creator: Vanisse
Every year, Strythoween falls upon the day at which the barrier dividing the Ether from our world grows weak. This particular year, the moon Nunitari will be hidden by its sister moons in a perfect lunar eclipse, leaving the Ether barrier in its most vulnerable state in centuries. Fortunetellers suggest that the souls that have passed to the other side may return...
- 2014-08-16 00:46:40 UTC
Creator: Vanisse
Who doesn't love flinging gnomes? Come to Seringale for some fun.
- 2014-04-20 01:00:00 UTC
Creator: Wreitha
Happy Holiday! You are cordially invited to join the Heralds in the first ever annual Dragon Egg Round-Up. The Heralds have hidden eggs all over the Western portion of Thera (nothing past the East Gate of Seringale). Some of these eggs contain great prizes and some contain gold, while others are filled with not so great things. Look hard and be careful as you search. While I know some of you are expert explorers please leave some eggs behind if you already have some so others can find some as well. Be sure to write a note to the Heralds stating what you found and where you found it so we can reward you with a quest for joining our Dragon Hunt. You can either smash the eggs when you find them or hold on to them as souvenirs. There are also three Golden Eggs. These eggs are worth 25,000 gold and a special Herald Quest so instead of smashing those, bring them to nearest Herald to receive your rewards. Please let us know if you have any questions and happy hunting! The Heralds The only hint I will give you is to look in the places that you would normally not find yourself in. *Good Luck*
- 2014-03-28 12:00:00 UTC
Creator: Vanisse
A new Mystique is available, hot off the presses! Pick up a copy from your nearest Herald.
- 2014-02-02 18:00:00 UTC
Creator: Vanisse
Finally, a new Mystique is out! Pick up a copy today from your local Heralds, get it while it's hot!
- 2014-01-12 21:33:00 UTC
Creator: Trompi
Greetings Therans of all ages, I, Trompi, am proud to introduce to you a new event, Trivia of the Miscellaneous. The event is quite simple. Once a renewal, or elven day in older speech, there will be a riddle put on the Herald Board outside of Mocker's Tavern. The riddle indicates a certain item in the realm that will have some sort of effect. Your job, as participants, is to sent a note to Herald with an answer and what the item does. If you speak to a Herald directly the answer will not count. It must be submitted by a note. The event will run for three renewals including today, in which at the end, the winners will be awarded a prize and a Herald quest for winning the Trivia. If one person happens to get two answers correct, the prize will increase, but will still only be rewarded one Herald quest. Good luck to you all, the answers and winners will be displayed in next Mystique.
- 2013-12-04 15:27:00 UTC
Creator: Rimera
Greetings Therans! It is I, Rimera! And I come before you all in great need! It seems I have misplaced my beloved pillow that Lady Vanisse gave to me when I became a Herald! So instead of curling up in the corner and crying, I am enlisting all of you to help me find it! Do not worry I promise to the lucky person who finds it I will grant riches and a quest! So please dear Therans help me find my pillow! Sincerely, Rimera, the Sad High Herald
- 2013-11-05 17:18:00 UTC
Creator: Rimera
Greetings ladies and gentlemen of Thera! It is with our great pleasure we present to you the latest edition of the Theran Mystique! If you wish to purchase a copy, please see your local Herald. The cost is two thousand gold coins. Enjoy! Sincerely, The Heralds of Thera
- 2013-10-31 08:00:00 UTC
Creator: Ona
Greetings, everyone! Strythoween is upon us, and what better way to celebrate the holiday than a Monster Costume Contest! Everyone can participate, and the person with the best costume will win tricks and treats from us Heralds. Us Heralds will be judging based on creativity and appearance, and how well your chosen items bring your monster to life, or em, well, death. The contest will be running through the entire Renewal of Strythoween, and when you feel your costume is all good and ready, go before a Herald to be judged. At the end of this Renewal the winners will be announced. That is right, second and third place winners will also be picked! Go forth and create a monster! Happy Strythoween!! -the Heraldic Staff
- 2013-09-01 00:00:00 UTC
Creator: Rimera
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- 2013-05-27 00:00:00 UTC
Creator: Olyn
We will now be offering double experience during some holidays. For the U.S. Memorial Day holiday, double xp will begin at midnight GMT and last 36 hours. Note that this is not a full surge, and any surge that falls during a holiday will supercede it, giving the bonus to gold and training for the duration of the surge. Enjoy! The Abandoned Realms Staff
- 2013-05-18 03:00:00 UTC
Creator: Davairus
There will be double experience this weekend until Monday to compensate for the grouping issues we caused last week. The event will start shortly and last until Monday night.
- 2013-05-09 03:44:00 UTC
Creator: Vanisse
Countless hours of Heralds scribbling away in secluded corners have finally produced a Mystique! Come find a Herald for a copy.
- 2013-05-08 10:01:12 UTC
Creator: Benno
Greetings! Grunchel the Shaman is looking for four candidates to join his new venture, Theran Arenas! You must be of the 30th rank and willing to train and fight at the end of this celestial. This celestial's games will take place in Western Thera, some highlights of this area include, but not limited too, Valour, Storm Hill, Forest of Illusion, The High Tower of Sorcery. Grunchel will provide you with on location training, tactics, equipment and supplies. Also suggest that you belong to one of the fighter guilds, but he will accept any combantant who has the will to fight. Just send Grunchel a scroll and he will contact you. If you do not wish to fight, then please bet on his combatants! Grunchel will match any bet up to 20, 000 coins. Grunchel will only select a fixed number of bets, so act quickly! A report will be made on each combatant to aid your odds. Grunchel will post the games schedule as an event to the various billboards across Thera when the combatants are selected. Good luck future competitors! - Grunchel - Published by Benno
- 2013-05-01 01:52:00 UTC
Creator: Benno
Greetings! The Poetry Contest is now open! Everybody can participate! All you have to do is just send a note to herald with you poetry. The grand prize will be exclusive. Inside the Mocker's Tavern, Farael the Herald shall collect the poetry and the winner's name shall be nominated and so will the poem. That's all I can say for now.. The winner of the contest will also gain a questpoint with a title for participating! Also the best three contestants will be granted with gold coins. We need atleast four contestants to run this event. Good luck! -Reptile Journalist
- 2013-04-16 15:06:00 UTC
Creator: Vanisse
A leprechaun has exploded and dropped gold and lucky tokens all over Thera! Good luck finding them!
- 2013-04-10 12:00:00 UTC
Creator: Andrael
Greetings to all, This lovely, new event is something that I'm hoping will kick off soon. The Theran Recipe Contest. The event is a simple one, for nothing to demanding is required. All that is asked is for you to send in a recipe to the Heralds via note. The recipes will then be made and tested. There is no requirements for this contest. Just go through and find a good ol' recipe and send it in. Or if you feel inclined to, go out and create a new recipe. Make it something unique, like Jellied Drow Fingers. The recipe doesn't have to involve eating other mortals, but that's just something to go out there. The contest will run from the time posted to exactly 14 Renewals from the post date. You will be judged on creativity and practicality. So get thinking Thera and we'll get cooking.
- 2013-04-06 18:30:00 UTC
Creator: Beljia
The Mystique is out again! It is selling for 2000 coins per copy. Be sure to ask a Herald for a copy!
- 2013-03-24 23:24:15 UTC
Creator: Benno
The Seringale's Lottery Draw has come to an end! Next time if you want to participate, act fast! The lucky seven players who sent a note will be nominated on the board! Thanks to the players who decided to participate! -Benno
- 2013-03-24 22:34:15 UTC
Creator: Benno
Greetings! Sign up now for the next Theran Lottery! The contest is limited to fifteen players! All you have to do to participate is to send a NOTE to Heralds, With! The chosen numbers you made from 1-36! Pick random seven numbers out of thirty-six and send a note to us! The players will be nominated on the main board, just outside of the Mocker's Tavern! The Prize are: The one who hits the most numbers: 1-st place - 50,000 gold coins + A Braided Belt of Skulls. 2-nd place - A Demoncage Siege Crossbow + 20,000 gold coins. 3-rd place - A Dark Dagger of Voodoo + 10,000 gold coins. 4-th place - 30,000 gold coins + A plate of lamb slices with potatoes. Good luck! The Event is FREE for everybody so all you have to do is just send a note to Herald.. With your <7> random numbers! The drawing will take place in Seringale! Once we have the amount of contestants playing, Keldynn, the Roulette dealer will draw the seven lucky numbers! The winners will be nominated on the board! Once again! Good luck to you all! -B.
- 2013-02-10 22:00:00 UTC
Creator: Andrael
Greetting all. It is I, Andrael the communer of History. I am here to announce that there will be a writing contest going on. It will last through four surges (1 week) ending at the time of the day's surge ends. The submissions can be an essy, short story or peom about the topic listed below. Please try to use proper grammer and spelling when writing, as it will affect your score. For poems the minimum length is 10 lines with 30 lines as a maximum count. Essays will have a minimum count of 20 lines and no more than 50 lines. And short stories will have a minimum of 30 lines and no more than 70 lines. The theme is: What are your hopes and dreams, and how do you plan to achieve them. I wish you the best of luck. Anyone may participate. Cabal and Coterie members, denizens of Thera that aren't with a specific group. And even Immortals may submist a work of writing if they wish to. To submit your piece, please send it to the Heralds within a note. I hope for many things to read, the top three submission have a chance of being featured in the Theran Mystique. I again wish those who participate the best of luck.
- 2013-02-09 02:00:00 UTC
Creator: Beljia
Since I got the time wrong, I'm sending this out again. Read below. From the time mentioned until the surge soon after, we will be holding a contest of poses at the Echo Point inside the Mockers Tavern in Seringale! Come in and show us what kind of poses you can make! Be silly, be serious, whatever. Above all, BE CREATIVE!!! Even if you're being extremely serious, BE CREATIVE! If you're being silly, BE CREATIVE! If you're bored, BE CREATIVE! BE CREATIVE ABOUT IT! HAVE FUN! Remember that this time listed is in accordance to the change of surge times!
- 2012-12-24 00:00:00 UTC
Help! HELP! My toys are all over Timaran! Won't someone help me figure out what's going wrong? Strythmas just isn't the same unless the children get their toys! Come find me in City Center!
- 2012-11-09 00:00:00 UTC
Creator: Beljia
Hear Ye! There is an open house in the Mockers Tavern a surge length's time before the surge on the specified date. Beljia will be there to answer any questions that come forward. Patronage may be purchased. Copies of Beljia's book "The Oath and I" will be for sale. There might be some good gossip. The poker table may be freely used. All the facilities may be used until the surge begins, at which point the event is over. Note: The management reserves the right to kick any disruptive patrons from the establishment.
- 2012-11-07 00:00:00 UTC
Creator: Vevier
A ghost has started wandering the streets of Seringale, sobbing and confused. Who will step up to help her? This event will run through the week.
- 2011-12-01 00:00:00 UTC
Creator: Vevier
There is a big feast planned for the annual Week of Thanks, but the cook has sent out request for qualified adventurers to help him finish everything. If you are interested in helping, go see him at the Seringale soup kitchen.
- 2011-10-31 00:00:00 UTC
Creator: Vevier
Some gremlins have appeared and are wandering around Seringale, searching for adventurers to help them. Are you up to the challenge?
- 2011-08-28 08:00:00 UTC
Creator: Laedroth
Well met fellow Therans! We Heralds will be hosting a tournament for all and any! If you think you have what it takes to climb your way to the top, then bring you're wits and mettle! The location of the upcoming event will be the Arena within Seringale.There will be prizes for the winners and ofcourse Vevier's famous muffins for all contenders! Please bring all weapons sheathed and save the fighting for the arena! We wish this to be a peaceful event, atleast outside of the arena! So if you think you have what it takes to tackle the odds then bring yourself to the Theran Tournament! If you have any questions at all you may scribe myself or HERALD. [Tournament Date] SUNDAY AUGUST 28th Beginning at 8:30 PM ET Be prepared with all the necessary things for battle such as potions,scrolls, wands ect. And bring thy blades sharpened and minds rested! Laedroth
- 2011-05-22 00:00:00 UTC
Creator: Ygin
I intend to kill Sheundan before or during the upcoming storm. Those present will be rewarded.
Creator: Vevier
On behalf of all the gnomes, I bring you poor tidings! Strythmas is canceled this year! We worker gnomes have had enough. No more will we work for pennies and shillings! We've had enough. We've got Santa and we're not going to give him back until he signs our new trade agreement. Pay no attention to the woman in red hanging out in North Square. -The Worker Gnomes Postage paid to Vevier of the Heralds.
- 2010-10-31 03:58:12 UTC
Creator: Vevier
Years have passed without with holiday of Stryth being observed, but some of the underlings from the underworld have crawled up from their lowly graves to celebrate. Come see them at nightfall in some of the Seringale shops, anytime after the date of this event. When these creatures are around, they will respond to 'Trick or Treat', but be careful, their tricks are tricky and their treats...well you'll have to discover that for yourself.