First of all U5 WoD was/is my favorite game ever on any platform... That being said, there are many pieces of the puzzle that have not yet been implemented. I dont believe we have even begun re-living the events of U5 yet. I think we are still stuck in the nexus between U4 and U5. Why do I say this? Well... The complete annihilation of Magincia occurred in Oct last year. But that occurred even before the storyline of U4 QoA. And by the time WoD begins, Magincia had already been rebuilt as New Magincia. During the events of U4, the would-be Avatar had to collect the three sigils of Principle; The Book of Truth, The Candle of Love, AND (here is the kicker) The Bell of Courage. The two former, have already been introduced to UO, but the latter has yet to be spoken of. At the end of U4 the newly dubbed Avatar lays eyes on the Codex of Ultimate Wisdom. In turn led to the Codex being raised to the surface of Britannia, leaving behind a gaping hole under the surface. During this epic event, a new larger dungeon was born, The Stygian Abyss. (known as the dungeon Doom in U5). After a period of time the virtues were corrupted and the shadowlords began the subjugation of the eight towns of Virtue. I presume these strangers and their leader are the harbingers of the true shadowlords. Which should attack friendly cities on each shard. This is yet to occur, and whether or not it does is left to the event directors. I am not sure how accurately they intend to follow the storyline of the games, but here is an interesting perspective... The Guardian was created at the moment the Hero became the Avatar at the conclusion of U4. Chew on it, think and give me your perspective. "Great Lakes, because other servers have mediocre lakes."