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Dec 2009 - Announcements Page

Contents

Turbine Announcements

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Teaser

Rollout

Release Notes

Discoveries

Patch Size: 1,767k (Client: 4,504k)

Town Crier Rumors

Free Rumors:

Town Crier tells you, "Have you heard of Phials that Fester? I think it's a band name, couldn't really imagine what else everyone could be talking about."
Town Crier tells you, "I've heard reports that the Societies have expanded their activities lately."
Town Crier tells you, "I've heard reports that the Societies have made it easier to move through their ranks."
Town Crier tells you, "I've heard rumors of adventurers finding broken Mana Forge Keys. I told them that crystal wasn't a good material for making keys..."
Town Crier tells you, "My cousin sent me a new shiny blue greatsword to hang on the wall of my apartment. Don't be mocking my apartment; we town criers don't make enough to pay the maintenance costs on a cottage or villa."
Town Crier tells you, "The people in charge of alternate currencies seem to make all of the advancement. Always something new to buy, I'd suggest you check up with the vendors who work for these people frequently."
Town Crier tells you, "The Societies seem to be making a push to control one of the more dangerous islands."
Town Crier tells you, "Were I to see a killer phyntos I'd turn and run the other way."

Pyreal Rumors:

Town Crier tells you, "Alchemy is making great advancements. I guess the Arcanum finally got to work, years of relatively small changes and suddenly they're finding ways to make your life easier through alchemy. And it costs less too!"
Town Crier tells you, "Everyone's been upgrading their old weapons. I've been keeping a list and I've seen assault weapons, quiddity weapons and singularity weapons that all seem to be more powerful than they used to be."
Town Crier tells you, "Honey, from phyntos?! I would have never imagined it. Always thought they were only wasps... Check out Freebooter if you want to see it for yourself."
Town Crier tells you, "I have been told that the Societies have sped up their researches, and this has, in turn, made it possible to advance through the ranks of the Societies at an increased rate."
Town Crier tells you, "It appears that the Societies have built small forts on Moarsmen City. I'm not sure what they're up to but you might want to go check it out."
Town Crier tells you, "There have been several rumors floating around of adventurers finding shattered Mana Forge Keys in the Gear Knight Invasion Area in the Direlands. If you think you could fix one, it may be worth checking out."
Town Crier tells you, "The Singularity really keeps up with the times. It would seem that you can now receive a Singularity Greatsword for two handed combat!"



Ulgrim Rumors

Free Rumors:

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Armor Upgrade Kits, Weapon Upgrade Kits, where's my Ale Upgrade Kit?"
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I was looking at a palm tree today and I had a strange feeling that it was the first time I had seen it. I'm sure I've seen these palm trees a thousand times before, hangovers are the worst."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I've been experimenting on what happens when you give phyntos wasps ale, you don't want to see the results."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Pure liquid fester, I wonder what that tastes like..."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "See! See what the Virindi have brought on us now?!? First Applesause, now killer robots!"

Stout Rumors:

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I'm working on upgrading my stein to hold more ale."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Phial? I always thought Grenade was a better name. Don't ask me what that means, just something that came to me in a dream."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "So now those Societies have spread onto Moarsmen City. Why would anyone want to be there? Those foul smelling Moarsmen, the extreme heat, and not a single coconut from all those palm trees. I suppose they could play count the grains of sand to pass the time."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "And those supply cages they have, I swear I should be able to fit between the bars but I just can't. It's too much to think about I need another drink."

New Quests

Castle of Lord Mhoire Quest

Gain entrance to Lord Mhoire's Castle using defender's brands. After going to the Ancient Stones at 66.5S 44.7W in the graveyard and using them, you will be given a scroll and a Strange Jewel. The scroll can be translated in Zaikhal and reveals that there are 3 champions of House Mhoire, who guard the way into the castle with magical seals. The scroll gives clues as to the location of the three guardians. The first guardian is Lady Saliane. Her tomb is at 65.0S 44.2W. She spawns with several guardians when you use the Strange Jewel and has a Frost Wave spell similar to Lord Mhoire's Flame Wave. Lord Hendrel at 66.6S 45.2W. Lord Trimere at 65.1S 45.5W. Each champion drops 3 brands. They can be respawned instantly using the Strange Jewel. More details here.

Palm Fort

Defend Society forts on Moarsman Isle by talking to the fort commander. It will spawn a continuous wave of Moarsmen/Sclavus. The fort guards help you. Reward: 50 Million Exp, 25 Ribbons, 4 Tokens. 2 Day 20 Hour timer. More details here.

Supply Saboteur

After completing defense, the fort commander will give you a quest to attack other society forts. The goal is to steal supplies from each of the other societies. The supplies are locked in the cage area that comprises the back wall of the forts. The door is locked (diff 600) and can be picked. The key is a random drop by any of the defenders. The reward is another 50 Million Exp, 25 Ribbons, and 4 Tokens. 2 Day 20 Hour timer. More details here.

Noble Remains Kill Task

Retrieve 10 rings from remains, 25 Million Exp, 1 Mhoire coin, 20 hour timer. More details here.

Guardian Statue Kill Task

Kill 10 statues, 25 Million Exp, 1 Mhoire coin, 20 hour timer. More details here.

Commendation Ribbon Recovery

Search for faction members that have fallen to the new phyntos wasps on Freebooter Isle and recover damaged commendation ribbons that can be exchanged for Commendation Ribbons. No timer. More details here.

Phyntos Larva Kill Task

Kill 20 Phyntos Larva for 15 million xp, 4 Trade Tokens, and 20 Commendation Ribbons.Three day timer to repeat. More details here.

Killer Phyntos Wasp Kill Task

Kill 50 Killer Phyntos Drones, Killer Phyntos Swarms, and Killer Phyntos Soldiers for 50 million xp, 4 Trade Tokens, and 25 Commendation Ribbons. Three day timer to repeat. More details here.

Phyntos Honey Collector

Kill Killer Phyntos Drone, Killer Phyntos Swarms, and Killer Phyntos Soldiers to collect randomly dropping Phyntos Honey and turn in 10 for 25 million xp, 4 Trade Tokens, and 15 Commendation Ribbons. Three day timer to repeat. More details here.

Phyntos Splinter Collector

Kill Killer Phyntos Hives that drop a Hive Splinter on the ground every time and turn in 10 for 15 million xp, 4 Trade Tokens, and 15 Commendation Ribbons. Three day timer to repeat. More details here.

Phyntos Queen Quest

Kill the queen for 50 million xp, 4 Trade Tokens, and 25 Commendation Ribbons. Three day timer to repeat. More details here.

Updated Quests


New NPCs

Updated NPCs


New Locations


New Items & Objects

Two Handed Quest Weapons
  • Assault Greatsword Icon.png
Assault Greatsword
  • Greatblade of the Quiddity Icon.png
Greatblade of the Quiddity
  • Singularity Greatsword Icon.png
Singularity Greatsword
  • Bound Singularity Greatsword Icon.png
Bound Singularity Greatsword
  • Ultimate Singularity Greatsword Icon.png
Ultimate Singularity Greatsword
  • Greatsword Stamped Spectral Ingot Icon.png
Greatsword Stamped Spectral Ingot
  • Spectral Greatsword Icon.png
Spectral Greatsword
  • Soul Bound Greatsword Icon.png
Soul Bound Greatsword
  • Chimeric Two Handed Blade of the Quiddity Summoning Gem Icon.png
Chimeric Two Handed Blade of the Quiddity Summoning Gem
  • Chimeric Two Handed Blade of the Quiddity Icon.png
Chimeric Two Handed Blade of the Quiddity


Weapon Upgrades
  • Weapon Upgrade Kit Containment Gem Icon.png
Weapon Upgrade Kit Containment Gem
  • Weapon Upgrade Kit Icon.png
Weapon Upgrade Kit
  • Enhanced Assault Atlatl Icon.png
Enhanced Assault Atlatl
  • Enhanced Assault Axe Icon.png
Enhanced Assault Axe
  • Enhanced Assault Bow Icon.png
Enhanced Assault Bow
  • Enhanced Assault Cestus Icon.png
Enhanced Assault Cestus
  • Enhanced Assault Crossbow Icon.png
Enhanced Assault Crossbow
  • Enhanced Assault Dirk Icon.png
Enhanced Assault Dirk
  • Enhanced Assault Greatsword Icon.png
Enhanced Assault Greatsword
  • Enhanced Assault Mace Icon.png
Enhanced Assault Mace
  • Enhanced Assault Orb Icon.png
Enhanced Assault Orb
  • Enhanced Assault Spear Icon.png
Enhanced Assault Spear
  • Enhanced Assault Staff Icon.png
Enhanced Assault Staff
  • Enhanced Assault Sword Icon.png
Enhanced Assault Sword
  • Enhanced Atlatl of the Quiddity Icon.png
Enhanced Atlatl of the Quiddity
  • Enhanced Axe of the Quiddity Icon.png
Enhanced Axe of the Quiddity
  • Enhanced Balister of the Quiddity Icon.png
Enhanced Balister of the Quiddity
  • Enhanced Blade of the Quiddity Icon.png
Enhanced Blade of the Quiddity
  • Enhanced Bow of the Quiddity Icon.png
Enhanced Bow of the Quiddity
  • Enhanced Dagger of the Quiddity Icon.png
Enhanced Dagger of the Quiddity
  • Enhanced Eye of the Quiddity Icon.png
Enhanced Eye of the Quiddity
  • Enhanced Fist of the Quiddity Icon.png
Enhanced Fist of the Quiddity
  • Enhanced Greatblade of the Quiddity Icon.png
Enhanced Greatblade of the Quiddity
  • Enhanced Lance of the Quiddity Icon.png
Enhanced Lance of the Quiddity
  • Enhanced Mace of the Quiddity Icon.png
Enhanced Mace of the Quiddity
  • Enhanced Stave of the Quiddity Icon.png
Enhanced Stave of the Quiddity


  • Ultimate Singularity Scepter of Life Magic (Upgraded) Icon.png
Ultimate Singularity Scepter of Life Magic (Upgraded)
  • Ultimate Singularity Scepter of War Magic (Upgraded) Icon.png
Ultimate Singularity Scepter of War Magic (Upgraded)
  • Ultimate Singularity Atlatl (Upgraded) Icon.png
Ultimate Singularity Atlatl (Upgraded)
  • Ultimate Singularity Bow (Upgraded) Icon.png
Ultimate Singularity Bow (Upgraded)
  • Ultimate Singularity Crossbow (Upgraded) Icon.png
Ultimate Singularity Crossbow (Upgraded)
  • Ultimate Singularity Greatsword (Upgraded) Icon.png
Ultimate Singularity Greatsword (Upgraded)
  • Ultimate Singularity Axe (Upgraded) Icon.png
Ultimate Singularity Axe (Upgraded)
  • Ultimate Singularity Spear (Upgraded) Icon.png
Ultimate Singularity Spear (Upgraded)
  • Ultimate Singularity Staff (Upgraded) Icon.png
Ultimate Singularity Staff (Upgraded)
  • Ultimate Singularity Mace (Upgraded) Icon.png
Ultimate Singularity Mace (Upgraded)
  • Ultimate Singularity Sword (Upgraded) Icon.png
Ultimate Singularity Sword (Upgraded)
  • Ultimate Singularity Dagger (Upgraded) Icon.png
Ultimate Singularity Dagger (Upgraded)
  • Ultimate Singularity Katar (Upgraded) Icon.png
Ultimate Singularity Katar (Upgraded)


Guardians of Mhoire Castle
  • Ancient Stones Icon.png
Ancient Stones
  • Ancient Journal Icon.png
Ancient Journal
  • Translated Tomb Writings Icon.png
Translated Tomb Writings
  • Strange Jewel Icon.png
Strange Jewel
  • Lady Saliane's Brand Icon.png
Lady Saliane's Brand
  • Lord Hendrel's Brand Icon.png
Lord Hendrel's Brand
  • Lord Trimere's Brand Icon.png
Lord Trimere's Brand


Castle of Lord Mhoire Quest
  • Crystallized Blue Flame Icon.png
Crystallized Blue Flame
  • Gargoyle Icon.png
Gargoyle
  • Guardian of Mhoire Icon.png
Guardian of Mhoire
  • Guardian of Air Icon.png
Guardian of Air
  • Guardian of Earth Icon.png
Guardian of Earth
  • Guardian of Water Icon.png
Guardian of Water
  • Guardian of Fire Icon.png
Guardian of Fire
  • Mhoire Sword of Virtue Icon.png
Mhoire Sword of Virtue
  • Mhoire Sword of Courage Icon.png
Mhoire Sword of Courage
  • Mhoire Castle Treasury Key Icon.png
Mhoire Castle Treasury Key
  • Mhoire Signet Ring Icon.png
Mhoire Signet Ring
  • Pyre Blade Icon.png
Pyre Blade
  • Rytheran's Jeweled Ring Icon.png
Rytheran's Jeweled Ring
  • Ancient Throne Icon.png
Ancient Throne
  • Sealed Treasury Vault Icon.png
Sealed Treasury Vault


Faction Beach Forts
  • Celestial Hand Supply Cage Key Icon.png
Celestial Hand Supply Cage Key
  • Celestial Hand Supplies Icon.png
Celestial Hand Supplies
  • Eldrytch Web Supply Cage Key Icon.png
Eldrytch Web Supply Cage Key
  • Eldrytch Web Supplies Icon.png
Eldrytch Web Supplies
  • Radiant Blood Supply Cage Key Icon.png
Radiant Blood Supply Cage Key
  • Radiant Blood Supplies Icon.png
Radiant Blood Supplies


Killer Phyntos Wasps
  • Corpse of Celestial Hand Agent Icon.png
Corpse of Celestial Hand Agent
  • Corpse of Eldrytch Web Agent Icon.png
Corpse of Eldrytch Web Agent
  • Corpse of Radiant Blood Agent Icon.png
Corpse of Radiant Blood Agent
  • Damaged Celestial Hand Commendation Ribbon Icon.png
Damaged Celestial Hand Commendation Ribbon
  • Damaged Eldrytch Web Commendation Ribbon Icon.png
Damaged Eldrytch Web Commendation Ribbon
  • Damaged Radiant Blood Commendation Ribbon Icon.png
Damaged Radiant Blood Commendation Ribbon
  • Phyntos Honey Icon.png
Phyntos Honey
  • Hive Splinter Icon.png
Hive Splinter
  • Phyntos Queen's Abdomen Icon.png
Phyntos Queen's Abdomen


Trophies
  • Shattered Mana Forge Key Icon.png
Shattered Mana Forge Key


Alt. Currency Vendor Items
  • Spectral Skull Icon.png
Spectral Skull
  • Sealed Bag of Salvaged Sapphire Icon.png
Sealed Bag of Salvaged Sapphire
  • Sealed Bag of Salvaged Amber Icon.png
Sealed Bag of Salvaged Amber
  • Sealed Bag of Salvaged Diamond Icon.png
Sealed Bag of Salvaged Diamond
  • Sealed Bag of Salvaged Gromnie Hide Icon.png
Sealed Bag of Salvaged Gromnie Hide
  • Sealed Bag of Salvaged Pyreal Icon.png
Sealed Bag of Salvaged Pyreal
  • Sealed Bag of Salvaged Ruby Icon.png
Sealed Bag of Salvaged Ruby
  • Weapon Upgrade Kit Containment Gem Icon.png
Weapon Upgrade Kit Containment Gem


Updated Items


New Titles


Portal.dat

Portaldat 200912.png

New Creatures

Blighted Moarsman Icon.png Blighted Moarsman

Fire Elemental Icon.png Fire Elemental

Frost Elemental Icon.png Frost Elemental

Ghost Icon.png Ghost

Human Icon.png Human

Phyntos Wasp Icon.png Phyntos Wasp

Sclavus Icon.png Sclavus

Skeleton Icon.png Skeleton

Undead Icon.png Undead


Alchemy and Gearcrafting Updates

  • Motes now create 3x the Aqua Vitae as they did before.
  • Making alchemy protection gems now yields twice as many.
  • Stack size increased from 50 to 250.
  • Burden Decreased from 15 to 10.
  • Value of crafted phials reduced by 50%
  • Value (cost) of uncrafted phials reduced by 50%
  • Fester phials added (created with Health Oil).
  • Iron Phial of Fester Icon.png
Iron Phial of Fester
  • Copper Phial of Fester Icon.png
Copper Phial of Fester
  • Silver Phial of Fester Icon.png
Silver Phial of Fester
  • Gold Phial of Fester Icon.png
Gold Phial of Fester
  • Pyreal Phial of Fester Icon.png
Pyreal Phial of Fester
  • Platinum Phial of Fester Icon.png
Platinum Phial of Fester
  • Empowered Platinum Phial of Fester Icon.png
Empowered Platinum Phial of Fester
  • Mana Phial of Fester Icon.png
Mana Phial of Fester
  • Salvaged Copper Icon.png
Salvaged Copper
  • Salvaged Ebony Icon.png
Salvaged Ebony
  • Salvaged Gold Icon.png
Salvaged Gold
  • Salvaged Leather Icon.png
Salvaged Leather
  • Salvaged Linen Icon.png
Salvaged Linen
  • Salvaged Moonstone Icon.png
Salvaged Moonstone
  • Salvaged Pine Icon.png
Salvaged Pine
  • Salvaged Porcelain Icon.png
Salvaged Porcelain
  • Salvaged Satin Icon.png
Salvaged Satin
  • Salvaged Silk Icon.png
Salvaged Silk
  • Salvaged Silver Icon.png
Salvaged Silver
  • Salvaged Teak Icon.png
Salvaged Teak
  • Uninscription Stone Icon.png
Uninscription Stone



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Known Issues

Official known issues:

(Portals have been created to Mhoire Castle at Hebian To for those who are already flagged.)

Unofficially acknowledged issues:

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