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hesapeake is an American shard and name it's refers to Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States. Players frequently refer to it as "ches" or "chessy" which also explains why it's shard icon is a chess piece, specifically a Knight.
Chesapeake enjoys both a lively PVP scene as well as an active Roleplaying(RP) community. One of the oldest RP communities in all of Ultima Online resides on Chesapeake, known PaxLair and has even been blessed and recognized by Lord British personally. This player-run community has existed since early 1998 and is still steadily evolving.
Throughout the different shards, one of the things Chesapeake is well-known for is the biennial Chesapeake Olympics.
- Vladimere - 2009-2010
- Tailspin - 2008-2009(Lead Chesapeake EM, retired, back in action on Pacific)
- Faine Morgan - 2008-2009(Floater EM, reassigned to Origin)
- Nina - 2005
- Celestria - 2004-2005
- Chesapeake waypoints - contains waypoints.xml locations you can add to your UOSA client for the UOSA map.
Active Player-Run Communities
- Ethereal Void Imperium
- Kijustsu Anei Village
- Guardian's Gate
- PaxLair Statehood
Inactive Player-Run Communities(historical)
- Al Ellisande
- Duir of Yew
- Oberon Pass