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September 2012 - Announcements Page

Contents

Turbine Announcements

Teaser Images

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Release Notes

Teaser

Release Fiction

Developer Comments

No Developer Comments this month.

Discoveries

Patch Details

Patch Date: 11th September, 2012
Patch Size: 830K (Client: 4,640K)
Hotfix: Patch Size 9K (Client 4,640K)

Town Crier Rumors

Free Rumors:

Town Crier tells you, "I have several unconfirmed reports of an A'nekshay researcher digging up tombs in the Veyayen Isles."
Town Crier tells you, "I've heard rumors of some sort of undead assassin not only testing people, but giving them missions. That can't be good."
Town Crier tells you, "News! Hoshino Kei has raised an army of spectral undead in the north of Osteth!"


Pyreal Rumors:

Town Crier tells you, "Reports are coming in about a strange spectral undead in the town beneath Hoshino Kei's fortress that is both testing adventurers and sending them on missions."
Town Crier tells you, "Popkin of the Gate, a researcher stationed in Cragstone, has sent word that one of her assistants working in the Vesayen Isles needs help with one of her digsites."
Town Crier tells you, "Hoshino Kei has raised a large fortress to the Northwest of Osteth, near the Beach Fort. Travellers in the area are advised to use caution."

Ulgrim Rumors

Free Rumors:

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I never knew Blackmoor had a page."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "The little guy showed up in Arwic lately, spouting on about how Blackmoor still serves New Aluvia."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "If that were really true then he would have had a keg of stout for me."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "More ninjas than usual around the sho cities."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Or was it just double vision...."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "How many of you are there?"


Stout Rumors:

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "You doubt my chess abilities? Let me put it this way. Have you ever heard of Yuri, Bobby, Trumper, Blue?"
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Morons."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Higashiyama Akako has begun trading in a new type of currency."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I tried to tell him those A'nekshay Tokens were worthless, but he wouldn't listen."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "No one ever listens... Give me a stout kid."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "See, no one ever listens."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Shah-hi seems nice enough, but how much information does that group need to know their ritual will never work."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I told her I was only visiting the Vesayen Isles to get some sun. Hardly ever see it around here..."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Yeah she didn't get the joke either. Give me another stout."

New UI and Game Changes


New Quests

Live Events

2012/10 Bael'Zharon Returns
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Updated Quests

  • Ansar El-Kerdany: (Monthly) - Burun Burrow Quest
    Ansar El-Kerdany tells you, "Greetings Adventurer! We believe that Translator Aun Laokhe could use some assistance."
    Ansar El-Kerdany tells you, "Aid him in investigating the dark magics at the request of High Queen Elysa."
    - Completion Message;
    Ansar El-Kerdany tells you, "You found interesting documents indeed. Hopefully it helps shed light on the matter for Aun Laokhe. Here is your reward."
  • Esmond Fielding: (Bi-Weekly) - Aerbax's Prodigal Human
    Esmond Fielding tells you, "Greetings Adventurer! The Explorer Society has decided it would help direct attention to citizens in need of help."
    Esmond Fielding tells you, "This month we have heard rumors that a terrible fate has befallen Dojiro Sangi."
    Esmond Fielding tells you, "Help him as soon as you can and report back to Ryukai Hiro."
    - Completion Message;
    Esmond Fielding tells you, "A fate no one deserves, but you did well. Take this as a reward for what you have done."
  • Niccolo De Luca: (Weekly) - Atamarr Tasks
    Niccolo De Luca tells you, "This month we have decided that it would benefit us all to show Atamarr our friendship to the gearknights who have joined our kingdom."
    Niccolo De Luca tells you, "Complete whatever task Atamarr gives you. Once this is done, I shall reward you."
    - Completion Message;
    Niccolo De Luca tells you, "I received word that you completed Atamarr's task. Hopefully he sees the gratitude we feel for his forces who've joined with us instead of going against us. Here is your reward."
Rand, Game Hunter tells you, "As a game hunter I've tagged a variety of creatures to test your skills. Kill these creatures to test your skills and prove your abilities and I'll make it worth your while."
Rand, Game Hunter tells you, "You'll have to kill a few more Olthoi Swarm Legionaries and return to me."
Rand, Game Hunter tells you, "This month I've tagged Olthoi Swarm Nobles as the medium difficulty prey."
Rand, Game Hunter tells you, "This month I've tagged Primordial Olthoi in the Valley of Death as the high difficulty prey."
Rand, Game Hunter tells you, "You'll have to kill a few more Paradox-touched Olthoi Slashers and return to me."
Rand, Game Hunter tells you, "This month I've tagged Olthoi Slayers as the other prey of highest difficulty."

New NPCs

Updated NPCs


New Locations

Updated Locations


New Items

Contracts
  • Contract for Stipend: General Icon.png
Contract for Stipend: General
  • Contract for Stipend: Celestial Hand Icon.png
Contract for Stipend: Celestial Hand
  • Contract for Stipend: Eldrytch Web Icon.png
Contract for Stipend: Eldrytch Web
  • Contract for Stipend: Radiant Blood Icon.png
Contract for Stipend: Radiant Blood
  • Contract for Hoshino Fortress Icon.png
Contract for Hoshino Fortress
  • Contract for Kill: Spectral Archers Icon.png
Contract for Kill: Spectral Archers
  • Contract for Kill: Spectral Blades and Claws Icon.png
Contract for Kill: Spectral Blades and Claws
  • Contract for Kill: Spectral Bushi Icon.png
Contract for Kill: Spectral Bushi
  • Contract for Kill: Spectral Mages Icon.png
Contract for Kill: Spectral Mages
  • Contract for Kill: Spectral Minions Icon.png
Contract for Kill: Spectral Minions
  • Contract for Kill: Spectral Nanjou Shou-jen Icon.png
Contract for Kill: Spectral Nanjou Shou-jen
  • Contract for Kill: Spectral Samurai Icon.png
Contract for Kill: Spectral Samurai
  • Contract for Kill: Spectral Samurai Golems Icon.png
Contract for Kill: Spectral Samurai Golems


Alternate Currency Exchangers
  • Boxed A'nekshay Token Icon.png
Boxed A'nekshay Token
  • Box of Ten A'nekshay Tokens Icon.png
Box of Ten A'nekshay Tokens


Level VII Scrolls
  • Aura of Blood Drinker Other VII (Scroll) Icon.png
Aura of Blood Drinker Other VII (Scroll)
  • Aura of Defender Other VII (Scroll) Icon.png
Aura of Defender Other VII (Scroll)
  • Aura of Heartseeker Other VII (Scroll) Icon.png
Aura of Heartseeker Other VII (Scroll)
  • Aura of Hermetic Link Other VII (Scroll) Icon.png
Aura of Hermetic Link Other VII (Scroll)
  • Aura of Spirit Drinker Other VII (Scroll) Icon.png
Aura of Spirit Drinker Other VII (Scroll)
  • Aura of Swift Killer Other VII (Scroll) Icon.png
Aura of Swift Killer Other VII (Scroll)


Level VIII Weapon Aura Scrolls
  • Inscription of Aura of Blood Drinker Self (Scroll) Icon.png
Inscription of Aura of Blood Drinker Self (Scroll)
  • Inscription of Aura of Defender Self (Scroll) Icon.png
Inscription of Aura of Defender Self (Scroll)
  • Inscription of Aura of Heart Seeker Self (Scroll) Icon.png
Inscription of Aura of Heart Seeker Self (Scroll)
  • Inscription of Aura of Hermetic Link Self (Scroll) Icon.png
Inscription of Aura of Hermetic Link Self (Scroll)
  • Inscription of Aura of Spirit Drinker Self (Scroll) Icon.png
Inscription of Aura of Spirit Drinker Self (Scroll)
  • Inscription of Aura of Swift Killer Self (Scroll) Icon.png
Inscription of Aura of Swift Killer Self (Scroll)
  • Inscription of Aura of Blood Drinker Other (Scroll) Icon.png
Inscription of Aura of Blood Drinker Other (Scroll)
  • Inscription of Aura of Defender Other (Scroll) Icon.png
Inscription of Aura of Defender Other (Scroll)
  • Inscription of Aura of Heart Seeker Other (Scroll) Icon.png
Inscription of Aura of Heart Seeker Other (Scroll)
  • Inscription of Aura of Hermetic Link Other (Scroll) Icon.png
Inscription of Aura of Hermetic Link Other (Scroll)
  • Inscription of Aura of Spirit Drinker Other (Scroll) Icon.png
Inscription of Aura of Spirit Drinker Other (Scroll)
  • Inscription of Aura of Swift Killer Other (Scroll) Icon.png
Inscription of Aura of Swift Killer Other (Scroll)


Updated Items


Society Shields enhanced and have had the Epic Shield Aptitude spell added to them.



Simulacra Infiltrators Rewards
  • Asteliary Orb Icon.png
Asteliary Orb
  • Helm of the Simulacra Icon.png
Helm of the Simulacra
  • Shield of the Simulacra Icon.png
Shield of the Simulacra
  • Imbued Asteliary Orb Icon.png
Imbued Asteliary Orb
  • Imbued Helm of the Simulacra Icon.png
Imbued Helm of the Simulacra
  • Imbued Shield of the Simulacra Icon.png
Imbued Shield of the Simulacra


Retired Items



New Titles


Portal.dat

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Portal.dat (Ingame Icons)

Isparian Two Handed Sword Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Isparian Two Handed Sword Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Isparian Two Handed Sword Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Isparian Two Handed Sword Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Isparian Two Handed Sword Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Isparian Two Handed Sword Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Isparian Two Handed Sword Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Isparian Two Handed Sword Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Isparian Two Handed Sword Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Isparian Two Handed Sword Icon.png
73C9 Portaldat Spacer.png 73CA Portaldat Spacer.png 73CB Portaldat Spacer.png 73CC Portaldat Spacer.png 73CD Portaldat Spacer.png 73CE Portaldat Spacer.png 73CF Portaldat Spacer.png 73D0 Portaldat Spacer.png 73D1 Portaldat Spacer.png 73D2
Isparian Two Handed Sword Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Isparian Two Handed Sword Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Boxed A'nekshay Token Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Box of Ten A'nekshay Tokens Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Purified Mouryou Katana Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Purified Mouryou Nekode Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Purified Mouryou Nodachi Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Purified Mouryou Nanjou-tachi Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Purified Mouryou Nodachi Icon.png
73D3 Portaldat Spacer.png 73D4 Portaldat Spacer.png 73D7 Portaldat Spacer.png 73D8 Portaldat Spacer.png 73D9 Portaldat Spacer.png 73DA Portaldat Spacer.png 73DB Portaldat Spacer.png 73DC Portaldat Spacer.png 73DD Portaldat Spacer.png 73DE
Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Purified Mouryou Nekode Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Purified Mouryou Katana Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Purified Mouryou Nanjou-tachi Icon.png
73DF Portaldat Spacer.png 73E0 Portaldat Spacer.png 73E1 Portaldat Spacer.png 73E2

New Creatures

Gromnie Icon.png Gromnie

Simulacrum Icon.png Simulacrum

Tumerok Icon.png Tumerok

Updated Creatures


Images

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Known Issues

Update 2:10pm Eastern: All worlds are now open. We appreciate your patience.

All worlds will be brought down today 9/12/12 at 1:15pm Eastern for a hotfix. We apologize for the short notice, but we felt it best to get this update done as quickly as possible. We will have the worlds back up as soon as possible.
Frelorn - Turbine Community Relations

Typos

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