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A shard is an instance of the Rift: Planes of Telara (RIFT) game world. Shards are hosted on physical devices called servers (for this reason, the terms "shard" and "server" are often used interchangeably).

To play RIFT, you must first choose a server (shard) to play on. You then connect to this realm over the Internet. Trion has servers in the US, and Europe.

See the shard list below for a list of shards kept up-to-date by Telarapedians.

Why Multiple Shards?[edit]

Trion uses shards as a way of keeping server population controlled. Using multiple servers keeps any one server from being overpopulated(keeping the servers operating properly, and not overtaxing them.) Trion also uses them to let the players play the game in different languages, and rulesets.

Shard Status[edit]

Trion is also keeping up a Shard Status page to let you know the status of the servers including up/down, ruleset (type), population level, queue length, and language.

US Servers[edit]

Server Ruleset Primary Language Launched
Aedraxis PvE EN Feb 24th 2011
Akylios PvE EN Mar 1st 2011
Alsbeth PvE EN Feb 24th 2011
Amardis PvP EN Mar 1st 2011
Arcanis PvE EN Mar 1st 2011
Ashstone PvP EN Feb 24th 2011
Asphodel PvP EN Mar 1st 2011
Belmont PvE EN Feb 24th 2011
Briarcliff PvP EN Feb 24th 2011
Byriel PvE EN Feb 24th 2011
Carrion PvP EN Mar 1st 2011
Corthana PvE EN Feb 24th 2011
Crucia PvE EN Mar 1st 2011
Dayblind PvP EN Feb 24th 2011
Deepstrike PvP EN Feb 24th 2011
Deepwood PvE EN Feb 24th 2011
Dimroot PvE EN Feb 24th 2011
Emberlord PvP EN Feb 24th 2011
Endless PvE EN Mar 1st 2011
Epoch PvP EN Mar 1st 2011
Estrael PvE-RP EN Feb 24th 2011
Faeblight PvE-RP EN Feb 24th 2011
Faemist PvP EN Feb 24th 2011
Freeholme PvP EN Feb 24th 2011
Galena PvE EN Mar 1st 2011
Gnarlwood PvE EN Feb 24th 2011
Greenscale PvE EN Mar 1st 2011
Greybriar PvE EN Feb 24th 2011
Hammerlord PvE EN Mar 1st 2011
Harrow PvP-RP EN Feb 24th 2011
Keenblade PvE EN Feb 24th 2011
Kelpmere PvE EN Mar 1st 2011
Laethys PvE EN Feb 24th 2011
Lotham PvP EN Feb 24th 2011
Millrush PvE EN Mar 1st 2011
Molinar PvP EN Mar 1st 2011
Neddra PvP EN Mar 1st 2011
Nyx PvP EN Mar 1st 2011
Plutonus PvE EN Mar 1st 2011
Rasmolov PvP EN Mar 1st 2011
Reclaimer PvP EN Feb 24th 2011
Regulos PvP EN Feb 24th 2011
Rocklift PvE EN Feb 24th 2011
Seastone PvP EN Feb 24th 2011
Shadefallen PvE-RP EN Feb 24th 2011
Shatterbone PvE EN Feb 24th 2011
Silkweb PvE EN Feb 24th 2011
Snarebrush PvP EN Feb 24th 2011
Spitescar PvP EN Feb 24th 2011
Stonecrest PvP EN Feb 24th 2011
Sunrest PvP-RP EN Feb 24th 2011
Tearfall PvP EN Feb 24th 2011
Threesprings PvE EN Mar 1st 2011
Todrin PvP EN Mar 1st 2011
Wolfsbane PvE EN Feb 24th 2011

EU Servers[edit]

Server Ruleset Primary Language Launched
Akala RP DE Feb 24th 2011
Argent RP EN Feb 24th 2011
Blightweald PvE EN Feb 24th 2011
Bloodiron PvP EN Feb 24th 2011
Brisesol PvE FR Feb 24th 2011
Brutmutter PvE DE Feb 24th 2011
Brutwacht PvE DE Feb 24th 2011
Centius PvP FR Mar 1st 2011
Cestus PvE FR Feb 24th 2011
Cinderon PvP EN Mar 1st 2011
Cloudborne PvP EN Feb 24th 2011
Feenring PvP-RP DE Feb 24th 2011
Felsspitze PvP DE Feb 24th 2011
Firesand PvP-RP EN Feb 24th 2011
Granitstaub PvE DE Mar 1st 2011
Grimnir PvP-RP EN Feb 24th 2011
Heatherfield PvP EN Mar 1st 2011
Icewatch PvE EN Feb 24th 2011
Immerwacht PvP DE Feb 24th 2011
Imperium PvP EN Feb 24th 2011
Maidenfalls PvP EN Mar 1st 2011
Mordant PvP EN Mar 1st 2011
Overlook PvE EN Feb 24th 2011
Phynnious PvP FR Feb 24th 2011
Quarrystone PvE EN Mar 1st 2011
Quicksilver PvE EN Mar 1st 2011
Refuge PvE EN Mar 1st 2011
Rhazade PvP DE Feb 24th 2011
Riptalon PvE EN Mar 1st 2011
Rubicon PvP FR Feb 24th 2011
Sagespire PvP EN Feb 24th 2011
Scarhide PvP EN Feb 24th 2011
Shivermere PvP EN Feb 24th 2011
Sparkwing PvE EN Feb 24th 2011
Spross-Passage PvE DE Feb 24th 2011
Steampike PvE EN Feb 24th 2011
Tahkaat PvE EN Mar 1st 2011
Tempête RP FR Feb 24th 2011
Trübkopf PvP DE Feb 24th 2011
Whitefall PvP EN Feb 24th 2011
Zareph PvP DE Mar 1st 2011