April 20, 2018
Development Update: 04/20/2018

Greetings Realmers!

The last few days have been a whirlwind and we've neglected to let you all know about some of the changes that we have implemented. I would like to take a few moments to address this.

Finvarra's Fortress (BETA)
  • Level 1, 300, 600, and 900 weapons added to the test vendor. The names and attributes of these weapons may change drastically as we get closer to the launch of the new server. For now we would like to just ask you all to test the "Weapon Procs" and attributes to let us know how well or bad they're performing with respect to the level requirements.
  • Level 200 / 300 Armor pieces have been added to the test vendor. The names and attributes these armor pieces may change drastically as we get closer to the launch of the new server. For now we would like to just ask you to test that all of the items work per the descriptions.
  • Group XP Bonus has been added; When you group with other players you will receive a small incremental group XP bonus depending on the number of players in your party. This feature will be available for all account types as outlined here:
  • Added item insurance; this will substitute your gold or mana in the place of losing an item on death. In the event you do not have enough gold or mana to cover you will lose an item.
  • Removed account validation for 'paid' accounts.
  • Fixed back-end query that ignored homes without a 'paid' status.
  • Daggers, Throwing Daggers, and Claws now have a Dexterity based modifier, Short Swords have an Intelligence based modifier, and all remaining weapons have a Strength based modifier.
Despothes' Grove (LEGACY)
  • Fixed a bug where player's could inadvertently crash the server through dialog box interaction.
  • Adjusted player and house save data routines to happen more often to prevent item loss during crashes, added some event driven player and house saving to address "duping".
  • Added "chat-bot" to the Discord server to relay the chat from the game to Discord. (One-way Only)
Known Issues
  • Some of the the links from the game client will take you to defunct web pages. One of these being the "Sign Up" button when you first launch the client. For more information on how to properly link, register a new account, and perform maintenance on said accounts visit here:
  • Reports of SDM increase not working on Finvarra's Fortress (BETA) will be addressed soon.

The Realm Online Development Team

April 17, 2018
Finvarra's Fortress (BETA) is Free to Play!

Greetings Realmers,

We would like to announce to you all now that our newest beta server build is open, and free to play!

If you have not created an account with us please take the time to join us! User instructions can be found here:

You can either link your existing Norseman Games account or create a new game account.

Want to support the future development of The Realm? Make sure and become a Noble Citizen! Noble Citizens have access to the Legacy Server and special perks on Finvarra's Fortress. More information can be found here:

Have a wonderful day!

April 16, 2018
Quick Maintenance

We will be bringing the servers down for a quick update at today, Monday, April 16, 2018 6:30PM PST / 8:30 PM CST / 9:30 PM EST for a quick update to enable 'Citizen' (free) access to the beta server.
As a reminder all character data on the beta server is subject to be wiped at anytime.

Server Status
Despothes Grove (Legacy)
0 players
Finvarra's Fortress (Live)
122 players