Memorials, Weddings and Town Recognition

EM JewelsEM Jewels Posts: 127Event Moderator
edited February 21 in Chesapeake


There are two ways to create a memorial for a player who has passed away.

Private Memorial

The Primeval Lich Champion gives six different styles of headstones. These can be engraved with the statuette engraving tool, which is available from NPC tinkers. You can then lock them down in your house for a private memorial.

Public Memorial

You may request a memorial upon the memorial wall from Mesanna. This wall can be accessed from the Cemeteries.

Please include:

  1. The name of the player who has passed away.
  2. Requested date for placement of the memorial.
  3. The text you’d like engraved on the memorial. The memorial may have up to five lines of text, each approximately seventy-seven characters long, including punctuation and spaces.
  4. We can lock down a bouquet for decoration. It is the same bouquet for all players. You may choose the hue.
  5. You must provide proof of the persons passing. (Obituary, link to memorial, etc)
  6. Send all of the above information to:

You can see examples and more information about them on the wiki here:

Chesapeake EM


  • EM JewelsEM Jewels Posts: 127Event Moderator


    At least two weeks before your wedding, please e-mail the EM you’d like to perform the ceremony. In your initial email, please include:

    1. Couple’s names
    2. Requested Date

    Other necessary information, which can be included in the initial email or decided on up until a few days before the wedding:

    3. Location
    4. Vows
    5. Ring metal (gold or silver/platinum)
    6. Ring inscriptions
    7. Wedding colors and theme if any

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where can the wedding be held?
    The wedding can be on any facet, in any location you both are able to get to. You are responsible for the safety of your guests.

    How long can the ring inscription be?
    Approximately seventy-seven characters, including punctuation and spaces.

    What vows can we use?
    You can write or choose your own vows, or use the Britannian vows we have.

    Big thanks to EM Elizabella for writing this up and allowing me to repost this from the GreatLakes UOEM website.

    Chesapeake EM

  • EM JewelsEM Jewels Posts: 127Event Moderator

    Town Recognition

    All existing towns and banners are grandfathered in; however they may not be cited as precedent in new applications. Any incomplete applications are discarded.

    Requirements for Recognition

    Five or More Houses – The town must have at least five houses.

    Proximity – The houses must all be in the same area. Good examples are: Guardians of ValHalla (a Malas island), GOF Valley (a mountain valley), and FCB Harbor (a stretch of road near the Britain-Vesper-Yew crossroads).

    House Signs – Each house sign should demonstrate that the owner of the house considers themselves part of the town. Most towns have the name of the town on every sign. Wolves’ Hallow has streets, so its house signs have addresses, such as, “101 Howl Ave.” and “104 Pack Run Road”.

    Activity – The town must be active. The banners are to link existing towns, not to memorialize towns of the past. A town may show that it is active in any of several ways, such as being connected with a large guild, holding regular town meetings, or hosting frequent events, such as games, hunts, or auctions.

    Town Name
    In keeping with the traditions of other worlds, a town may only use the following as part of its name if it has at least the specified number of houses:

    5-10 Village/Hamlet
    11-20 Town
    21-30 City
    31+ Kingdom/Empire/City-State

    Other words can be used; has a harbor, a headquarters, and a club. The name of the town must not be confusing, e.g. you cannot name your town Britain. The name of the town cannot include the word “guild”. While connection with a large guild can be evidence of activity, the banner recognizes the town, not the guild.

    How to Petition for Recognition
    In our mailbox, leave a bag containing a book with the application and house runes (rune marked while standing inside a house) to every house that is part of the town.

    A petition for township recognition must follow the most recent rules. The application in the book must include:

    1. Town name
    2. When it was founded
    3. Allegiance (with the Crown, against the Crown, or neutral)
    4. Number of houses
    5. Describe the ways in which the town is active.

    Lady Chamberleign will put the petition on public display in a bookshelf at the Royal Surveyor’s building, which is on the east side of Britain at 4° 13’S, 21° 47’E. All citizens are encouraged to read it. After Lady Chamberleign has had a chance to survey the town, her response will be locked down next to the application.

    All communications related to a town’s petition must be submitted in book form, which will be available to the public. The only exception is the proposed banner picture, which a town may email if and when the petition for township recognition has been approved.

    Banner Proposals
    If Lady Chamberleign approves a town’s application, a town leader may then email a picture of the proposed banner and leave runes to at least three proposed locations in the Counselor Hall mailbox. The picture will be posted.

    InsideUO can be used to find the correct ID numbers of the components for the proposed banner. It will also help you to construct a picture of the banner. Also, here is a page with more information on banners, including an exploded view of a banner’s design;. Please be sure to state what hues various items should be dyed. If default colors are preferred, specifically state somewhere on the picture that all items are to be left undyed.

    We reserve the right to make changes to your design and its location. Changes made in the construction of another banner cannot be used as precedent in a new banner proposal, (e.g. if during the construction of Banner A, Mesanna determines that it would be more aesthetically pleasing to make that particular banner 8×8, that cannot be cited by Town B when submitting their banner proposal).

    The banner must meet the following structural requirements.

    The banner must not block house placement.
    The banner may not be larger than 6×6 if it blocks movement.
    The banner may be a bit larger if it doesn’t block movement, such as Rolling Hills.
    The banner may be a dock.
    Live animals cannot be used for a banner. Request a statuette instead.
    The banner shall not include the word “guild”.
    The banner shall not mention any player’s name.
    The banner shall not resemble a building.
    The banner cannot touch a road.

    As Royal Surveyor, Lady Chamberleign reserves the right to add any new structural requirements she deems necessary in future.

    Frequently Asked Questions
    Q. May we apply by email?
    A. No, all communications regarding banners must be pasted in books and left in the mailbox. All such books will be put on public display. The only exception is that a newly recognized township should email its proposed banner picture.

    Q. Is township recognition granted for towns in Felucca?
    A. Yes, it can be granted to a town on any facet.

    Q. Can I have a banner recognizing my main character?
    A. No, town recognition and banners are for towns.

    Q. Will you create our town’s banner proposal picture?
    A. No, it is a time-consuming process and it is one that should be done by the leaders and residents of the town so that the banner will truly reflect the spirit of the town itself. However, here are step-by-step instructions on how to create the picture. It’s not the only way, but it may be helpful to you.

    Q. One of the house runes gives the message that the location is blocked. What should we turn in for that house?
    A. If a house is private, or sometimes if it’s improperly placed, the house rune won’t work. Instead, please mark a rune in front of the house.

    Information taken from per permission from Elizabella. Written by Elizabella and Malachi. Edited for Chesapeake.

    Chesapeake EM

  • CinderellaCinderella Posts: 1,707
    do you have a picture of the memorial stones?
  • EM JewelsEM Jewels Posts: 127Event Moderator
    do you have a picture of the memorial stones?

    Edited to readd the picture.
    Chesapeake EM

  • CinderellaCinderella Posts: 1,707
    @Mariah can you add the information above to the wiki for the memorial wall?
    (information of add name... #4 above gives details of how many characters and lines)

    i was told that you had to provide proof that the person has passed away
    (i shared screenshot of family member notifying of death and any obit information i had)
    because some people had come back to game and came across their own memorial.

    the only decoration you are allowed is a bouquet of flowers, but you can request the hue

    I told a friend that this information (5 lines of 77 characters) is correct information but he says that it doesn't say anywhere that it is allowed on the memorial wall. I have personally had a few memorials put up on Sonoma. And Mesanna asked me about the hue for one of them, but i didn't see it until after she put the memorial up
  • MariahMariah Posts: 3,033Moderator
    Sorry, I hadn't made a page because I didn't have the information needed. I'll try to address that.
  • EM JewelsEM Jewels Posts: 127Event Moderator
    The memorial above has been edited as well. :)
    Chesapeake EM

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