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Chesapeake Shard
Launched: October 16, 1997
Time Zone: US EST/EDT
Maintenance Time: 5:00AM
IP Address:
EM Website:

Calligraphy capital c.gifhesapeake 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, PaxLair, has been blessed and recognized by Lord British personally. This player-run community has existed since early 1998 and remains active to this day.

Throughout the shards of Ultima Online, Chesapeake is well-known for the biennial Chesapeake Olympics and pioneering the use of silent auctions at rare festivals.

Event Moderators


  • Artemis - 2018 - Present (Lead Chesapeake EM)



Active player-run communities

Inactive player-run communities (historical)

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