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How the Ultima Online Shards were created...
"It is rumoured that when the Gem was shattered, thousands of splintered fragments scattered across the universe. Within each facet purportedly lies the very image of Sosaria, just as it was captured during Mondain's ritual. No mortal has yet found the means to find or reassemble these fragments... Perhaps one day, another Stranger will arrive - one similar to yourself - who has the wherewithal to answer such questions."
-- from The Ballad of the Shattered Stone