The Rose has been gaining strength all over Lore for years. While there are still a few places where magic is accepted... after the countless wars, dragon attacks, undead invasions, and more... most of the human citizens have accepted The Rose, with some even welcoming the chance to gain an advantage over magical beings.
Not everyone trusts the Rose, though. Even some within their own ranks. This week, Cinquefoil, will send you into the depths of the huge stronghold being built in the north of Surewood, the Rosewood. What books will you find? What confiscated weapons do the Rose keep locked up in their armory?
Cin knows who you are... but just who, exactly, is he?
Ateala Armors The quests to unlock the Ateala armors finally came out last Friday! Since you've been waiting so long for these, we wanted to get them out to you as soon as the quests were done! There are still some questions about how they should level up, though, that Tomix and I are discussing.
Right now, the skills for the armors are unlocked when you get the armor. The original intent is that the armors wouldn't be available until 40, then unlock skills every level until sometime in the 50s (depending on how many skills unlock and at which levels). Which could be painful, if you really want to use those armors at 40. Another option is to use the Paraginium you get from the Ateala random quests. We could also have you redo the armor quests to gain skills.
The armor unlocking will (most likely) eventually be moved to Book 3 Atrea (which is currently under siege) as well. (We won't get there for a bit though....)
Hero's Heart Day Wow, it's almost February! Which means everyone's favorite holiday is coming up (seriously, I know you guys loooovethis one)!
We've been feverishly planning what we'll do this year. A tea party with Sally? Dating Game with Zorbak? Having you painstakingly make love-o-grams and deliver them to all your favorite heroes across Lore? Explore the murky and dangerous dungeons of the Friend Zone with Ash?
Oooooor, we'll make this year's HHD event based on the real life shenanigans of Artix planning Rolith's bachelor party.
The quests to unlock to the Ateala Armors are now available in Book 2! If you have a DA head on over to Atrea and visit your class trainer in the Spire to see if you're worthy enough to become a Riftwalker, Ascendant or Cryptic!
Sielu also has a bunch of new weapons (with a some more daggers coming this weekend) as well as a new DC helm shop!
The Professor is starting to remember more about who he... might be. He needs another ally to help defeat Wargoth though... Xan's old flame, Jaania! Through the combined powers of science and sorcery will you be able to free her from her crystal prison though?
Lorelympics Shop Dracelix has crafted some beautiful items to celebrate the 2012 Lorelympics! There are four torch scythes, with each set having it's damage range determined by a poll on the forums! There are also three Laurel helms!
These items will go rare once this summer's Games are over!
Tomix has decided on the final art for the male and female versions of Pyromancer. Now that the final static artwork has been decided upon, Tomix will start working on some amazing fiery animations for the class!
The Empress She is the voice of the Atealans, but she is also so much more. A being that contains a nation within itself, everyone sees the Empress differently. The Empress "touches" the mind of the observer and chooses the most soothing and harmless form to appear in. What do you see?
The tension between Warlic and Alexander has finally boiled over and they're ready to fight! Log into your Alex character to witness the maddening beginning of one of Lore's greatest villians!
The reward scythe will become available to your main characters next week through Alexander's burnt house.
The Spire The Spire is the center of Atealan learning and governance. Visit it now through the Atrean Sentinels in the central square of Atrea! Each of the class-restricted rooms holds the preview for the new Atealan base classes! Make sure to visit the DragonFable General Discussion to give us feedback on the skills.
For now, the female versions of the armor will be their male counterparts animations. As the females get fixed and de-bugged their appearence will be updated!
It is a dire day... the calm before the storm. Even now, forces are consipring against those heroes brave enough to stand against the threat....
Unfortunately, Rolith has already been struck down by a sinister virus! One that, though he denies it, a certain paladin seems to be responsible for! (/coughdon'tcometoworksick/cough)
DA-DA-DUUUUUUUUUNNNN! Is Artix working with Wargoth to take down Rolith?!
I don't know... I'm kinda scared to ask too... who knows how vulnerable rocks are to this sickness!
In all seriousness, though, poor Rolith is out of commission. Which means the quest we wanted to get out tonight needs to be delayed until tomorrow while I hunt down other coders* to see if they can help out! It also means that the Ateala base class previews might get pushed back to early next week.
The Wrath of Wargoth Delays on quests or no... the war doesn't wait! Wargoth is gathering his forces for a final attack.... Fire elementals, molten Squires, and... well, let's just say that more then just Veyla were unable to escape his grasp when Atrea was brought though to Lore!
In addition to Defender's Medals, the war waves will also have a chance to drop Ateala Armaments. These will merge into the watery Escelense Set. Dracelix has crafted this beautiful set and the weapons themselves react to elementals!
Wargoth will be sending an army greater then both of his previous attacks combined to Lore this time. Will you be able to conquer the fiery enslaved forces of almost an entire planet before it overruns ours?
*No, don't run Verlyrus and Khelios! I have cookies! Ok, they're really small pebbles... but they look cool!
This week's quest can be found by exploring the path between Amityvale and Hunter's Paradise!
From the Kensai’s cave (late yesterday!);
It’s about eleven pm. I’m working on a background and munching on fudge brownie cheesecake. I’ve been thinking about what to say about this week’s release. I think it’s safe to say it was the earworm that took hold and grew all around me. It started with those dodge commercials… “Little Red Riding Hood”… Then I happened to be reading a book by Terry Pratchett called “Witches Abroad”… wherein they encounter grandma, just before she’s about to be consumed by the big bad wolf and save grandma themselves…and finally I heard a quite good version on You Tube by Amanda Seyfried*… It was quite enjoyable… and finally the topic of DF and fairytales came up in a discussion… and I thought about it… and it all came together…. Let’s take that old favorite fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood, and, in the spirit of DF, twist it …. HERE…..Enjoy!
*If the catchy lil song catches you by the ear, don’t blame me, blame Sam Sham and the Pharoes; they made it originally.
Next Week... Fate and fire are gathering. Magic is fighting metal. Infernal and human struggle for dominion over their own shared subconcious. Will Lore survive this war?
The next Chapter 2 quest should come along just before the war next week*. The Ateala will also be opening the spire and start previewing** their base classes to help in the war!
Tomix has created this beautiful wallpaper of the Atrea Sentinals. They are the guardians of The Spire in Atrea and the protectors of the Atealean's Empress!
*Barring fiery explosions in the Lab. **So just a few skills to start with!
Venture into the warring minds of The Professor and Wargoth tonight! Tomix has created new spooky backgrounds representing their clashing dreams as well as two new monsters!
You'll also be able to fight together with the Apprentice, courtesy of Ghost!
DragonLord Keep The new house is now available in Dragonsgrasp for 1000 DC! If you have a dragon, you'll be able to converse with it, feed it, train it and travel! There are also new gold house items available!
Reni's Bluestar Weaponry also has the new DragonLord Helm (color custom!) for DC and the DragonCrest Scythe for gold! Click on the blue gem of the DragonCrest scythe to see it transform!
DragonLord Armor Base DragonLord Armor skill have been updated! Let us know on the forums what you think of the skills and, if everything works and you guys like them, Rolith will update the other versions of the DragonLord Armor next week.
Updated GUI An updated version of the GUI is also live!
So many people on soooo many different projects! The DragonFable team is super busy this week!
Braughlmurk Cape The ruins of a once great Paladin order sit on the edge of a foggy beach.... Are you brave enough to explore the fallen towers and murky crypts? Will you venture into one of it's many random dungeons and collect the Braughlmurk Bindings and Shadow Bone Shards left behind from the great battle that destroyed the Cape town? Robin and Roblos are betting you are....
Pictured: Not Robin and Roblos!
MOP Hits Amityvale! Eric Greydawn, the Lady and Chainsword all converged on the office this week and have determined that something... several somethings, are disturbing the wildlife in the woods outside of Amityvale! This week a new random quest will appear on the Amityvale path to help the MOP team clear out those woods!
In other words, Eric now can make random quests! He just laughed evilly when I asked how big the map was going to be....
DragonLord Things Ghost is working on getting the evolved and color custom versions of the DragonLord Armor available for you guys this week! Rolith has also been following the thread about the skills on the forums and will be working on the class on Friday.
Dracelix has also created an amazing new house for DF's birthday that will be available Friday in Dragonsgrasp!
The Iglica - Coming Soon! Tomix is working on the next Atrea expansion! The Iglica (the word for spire in Atealan) towers in the center of Atrea. It houses the throne room of the Atealan Empress and the training rooms for the Atealan classes!
Tomix wanted me to point out the shading is not done yet!
The Iglica will not open this week, but soooooooon!
Tomix is also working on the backgrounds for a very twisted dreamscape. Kathool isn't back... so who's mind (or minds!) are you going to venture into?!
The Civil District of Atrea is now open for exploration! You can replay the Rift War through Zon'Izz or find Yolande, the lady in waiting of the Atealean Queen, to help secure the new home of the Ateala from the dangers of the surrounding desert.
The three new randoms all drop paraginium, the stone that was used to build the city. You can turn in the resource to Moab to get new wings, a new helm or the Hunger Blossom Scythe. Two of the new randoms also drop items sets! The Night Annex and Lifenel sets will drop in the desert quests. If you just want to farm paraginium head to the caves!
The coming weeks will see Atrea expand as Tomix finishes up more districts!
Tomix is working hard on getting the civil district of Atrea done for tomorrow, Ghost is working hard on weapons and True Mortal is working on a possible new helm or cape*!
The Hunger Blossom Scythe from Ghost!
This is only the first section of Atrea but there will be much more to come for the town. The Market District, Temple District and The Spire will be coming soon. What else do you guys want to see in this mysterious, floating city that's shrouded in darkness?
This week we'll get to delve further into The Anomaly... the city of Atrea! Tomix is working hard on getting the first section of the town ready, the Civil District. Since the Ateala used to be dimensional travelers each new section of the town will have a different architechtural influence!
There will also be new random quests to go along with the town so you guys can start collecting your paraginium for the eventual class training and item merges!