The Stygian Abyss will be UO’s ninth expansion. Originally, it was to have been launched a few months after Kingdom Reborn. The release of the expansion had been delayed with an undetermined date, but at the Town Hall Meeting in Seattle on August 30 2008, it was announced as targeted for sometime in 2009.
The expansion will feature a new playable race, the Gargoyle Race, a new realm known as Tel Mur, and a new dungeon named Stygian Abyss. The dungeon will be the largest in UO to date, with new monsters, tricks, and treasures. The expansion will also come with three new skills, pets, craftables, items and housing design tiles.
The [official Stygian Abyss website] was unveiled September 9, 2008.