I have played UO since June of 2000 and owned a house on Moonglow since 2001. I have not been able to play this past year but have kept up my account. As I knew the Christmas gifts would be handed out, I took the time to log in my characters and get my "gifty". The characters on Europa were all in my house so I had no problems with them. However, when I went to log in the one or two characters I had on other shards (all who stay at the Scholar's Inn) I found I could be killed by monsters and that there were other monk like characters running around with odd names like "coward" or something. Apparently, I have missed out on some terrible thing that has happened to my beautiful Moonglow Island. Could someone explain what is happening or point me toward the proper reading place to know what is going on? Thank you in advance.