Welcome to Illarion!


he world is in turmoil. The War of the Gems has shaken the realms to their core. Refugees flock to the bastions of the land Illarion that were spared from the hardships of the past. Six gems of power were given to the Lords of these bastions for safekeeping; but jealousy, betrayal and envy are the ever present scourges in the constant struggle for power. Noble Cadomyr, wealthy Galmair or wise Runewick - whose side will you join?

Map of Illarion. Click here to see it in full size.

Illarion is a free open source MMORPG that focuses on true role playing. All of the characters that you will encounter during your time here are living, breathing inhabitants of this mysterious world. Each character has their own past, goals, flaws, strengths and personality. Experience glorious adventures as a noble knight or live the life of a hardworking craftsman, acquisitive merchant, or charismatic priest of the gods.

Illarion combines a high fantasy setting with a persistent game world. The decisions that you make while playing Illarion will actually impact and shape the world around you. Your actions will determine the events that will one day fill the pages of Illarion's history books. You won't be able to resist the magic of this world.

Illarion - What role will you play?



Client hotfix

Today there was another small update for the client. This updates solves the light flickering problem that appeared yesterday.

Have fun.

written by Nitram on 02. March 2015 07:00 pm


Update of the client, the maps and the game content

Today there was another update of the client, the game content and the maps.

The new client contains a load of small bugfixes that reduce the amount of crashes we were experiencing over the last few weeks. In addition to that, the entire light system was reworked. The light casting on the tiles is not smoothly interpolated and the entire calculation is working faster than before. The calculation of the day and night cycle was reworked as well and isn't doing any strange jumps any more. The length of a day also varies over the course of a Illarion year. The shortest days in the year is the 2nd and 3rd of Mas.

Changes at the game content and the map as usual as a nice and compact list:

  • Slight map adjustment to allow for the walking over the gates on the upper pathway of Galmair.
  • There are now two steaks, a raw and grilled steak. Only orcs can eat the raw steak.
  • Recipes have been adjusted for the changes.
  • Runewick homeland between dragon cave and Bear cave is more defined.
  • Map adjustments made to Galmair Arena. Monsters can no longer fire at the crowd or cast magic at them.
  • Hemptie Trader NPC stock is adjusted. It now sells level 0-10 weapons and armor and other minor miscellaneous supplies. The trader will buy everything he sells except for bags.
  • Clay and sand pits now utilize empty and full graphics.
  • A new mine shaft in the Copperhand Tunnel now makes trips to the Black Hole mine quicker from Galmair.
  • The map of the Volcano north of Runewick has been altered to decrease shadow and bugs eliminated.
  • Holes patched in wall in tower located in Sentry Forest, which allowed monsters to pass through.
  • Slime spawns near Galmair Harbour were adjusted.
  • Carrot plants and seeds received clearer names.
  • Spawn changes in Buccaneer's Lurk.
  • The development tutorial was improved.
  • The description of treasure chests was changed.
  • A graphic for empty shoals has been added. Shoals will replenish again.

Have fun with this new update! As usual you may discuss on the board if you have questions or comments regarding this update!

written by Nitram on 01. March 2015 06:35 pm


Press release: 15th anniversary of the online roleplaying game Illarion

Kempten, Germany – On 19 February 2015, the online roleplaying game Illarion celebrates its 15th anniversary. Since 2000, a free, sparkling jewel among the online roleplaying games called Illarion stands its ground among the titles of major studios.

Nowadays, most know the bulky abbreviation „MMORPG“ for Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game. When Illarion evolved out of an academic project by three students of the Bundeswehr University Munich fifteen years ago, this one has been different. With clear emphasis on true roleplaying, Illarion attracts players that are not just out for wealth and experience points but want to embody a fictional role.

Skilled crafter, noble knight, ambitious politician or blind beggar – the classic fantasy setting of Illarion offers a role for everyone to slip into. The world is forged by the unlimited interaction of the characters. Friendship and relations evolve. Love and hate, war and peace, trust and treason – roleplaying is not bound to any limits.

Fifteen years of Illarion, this equals 45 years of the calendar in the game. The lore is not just based on made up legends and myths, but also on actual events that took place in the game. The characters still speak about the past Illarion Games, comparable to the Olympic Games, and the exodus from the land Gobaith. This event affected the game years ago and became part of the history of Illarion.

Banduk, one of Illarion’s developers, elaborates: „With Illarion, we want to provide a truly free game where the actions of each player can forge the world. Our primary directive is: ‘We play with, not against each other.’”. By continuous development by volunteers, Illarion is adjusted to the wishes and demands of the community – even after fifteen years. This year, new dungeons were discovered and new, unknown items added to the game.

Illarion is completely free, there is no monthly fee nor payments for items. The game works with Windows, MacOS and Linux. You can download it at http://www.illarion.org.

A registered society called Illarion e.V. runs the game. Its 50 members provide the game to all the roleplayers in the world without generating any benefit from it. The game is released as “open source” according to the licence GPLv3.

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written by Estralis on 17. February 2015 07:42 pm