The seventh expansion was Mondain's Legacy, released on August 30, 2005. The included a new elven race and racial abilities. New magic ability was added called Spellweaving. New Elven house tiles were added plus the ability to increase your house storage by 20%.
Being able to craft magic bows really boosted my interest and my archery level was worked on prior to this release to 120. A new city where the elves live called Heartwood was added through a new type of moongate in the city of Yew. A Fallen Charger (War Horse) was available to anyone who pre-ordered by August 17th.
The downside for collectors was that this was not available physically but as a digital download. Later EA did release a "backup DVD" which I purchased. The bone heads at EA put a label shipping label over the cover of the backup DVD. As soon as I find it I will show you the remains once I removed the label. There is a sample of this CD folder at the bottom from Moby Games.
I played this expansion on the Lake Austin shard.
Lore from Ultima Online Mondain's Legacy:
In the wake of the death of Mondain the Wizard, his followers fled to the dark corners of the world, but not before stealing the remains of the dark wizard. Deep in the caves of a mountain range on the farthest edge of the world, the last of Mondain’s servants, now called the Cult of the Fallen, placed his remains into the earth to rest. The very earth was scorched to ash and the underground river that trickled nearby turned black, like the soul of he who was laid to rest.
As in life, Mondain’s corruption spread through the river and out into the majestic plains to the west. Here ran wild a vast herd of Sosaria’s finest steeds, which had fled in the wake of Mondain’s rule. But now in death, Mondain had the final victory, as with each drink of the corrupted waters the noble horses turned dark and twisted. Their souls blackened and appearance scarred, the Cult of the Fallen had finally found their allies in their battle to wreak vengeance upon the world for the death of their master.
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