The Shield of Honour entered the game on January 7, 2002, as a gift for those who purchased a premium account of 7 months. This item was a special promotion for Tibia's 5th Anniversary and as a kick start to the introduction of premium accounts started only three months earlier. Due to its rarity, it has become a collector's item.
20 shields of honour were awarded on a Rhyme Contest during Tibia's 20th Anniversary celebrations. A shield of honour was awarded to Mytherin, in February 2017, for developing Tibialyzer.
The Shield of Honor was introduced to the game on January 7th, 2002 as a gift for those who purchased a premium account of 7 months. This prize was the first and last offered by Cipsoft, as they received many complaints from players that Cip was selling wealth. This item was a special promotion for Tibias 5th anniversary and as a kick start to the introduction of premium accounts started only three months earlier.
This snippet of news can be seen in the Tibia news archive or as follows:
"On 7th January 1997 Tibia went online for the first time. This means that today is Tibia's fifth birtday! Because of our anniversary we want to give a special present to all players who sign up for a 7 months premium account or extend their premium accounts by 7 months. They will receive the so called shield of honour. This is a limited time offer. The payment must arrive until 31st January. Furthermore we want to announce that a few weeks from now we will introduce new premium account features. These include in-game support for guilds, the possibility for experienced characters to refine their vocations to achieve new titles, as well as new spells. Stay tuned!"
Some facts about this shield from the past:
- 2002 - 157 of this shield existed.
- 2004 - 120 of this shield existed
- It is unknown how many shields exist in 2012, perhaps around 50% of the original amount.
Many shields were eventually deleted/removed because of inactive players. Every shield in existence comes from Antica, except three. Those three were given at the Germany Tibia Convention as prizes and the winners were allowed to select which server the items would be placed on, all three choosing Premia.
- This item is not dropped by any creatures.