Get ready to stage a daring rescue with Kara SuLema! Tomorrow, you'll search the depths of a Rose prison to try and find Ogorek's wife. You'll face more than Manahunters and guards... this time Z is ready for you!
Anoril is back at the Zoo! He's been having trouble with the elemental rune contianment system and needs your help in gathering up the monsters that have broken out!
Your reward for helping him will be the new Monster Master Cap! The two highest level versions of the cap are color custom to your armor as well! If you still want to get your hands on the classic souvenir helms, they're now with Maddy.
Sek Duat and the Sandsea! Next week will see our return to the Sandsea, as we catch up with Hansa and Sek Duat! You'll confront one of your greatest enemies in the darkness of the desert! Who will fight by your side? And who will you leave in the dust?
In celebration of Earth Day, Tomix has created a gorgeous TerraStag helm that is now available through a shop in your Book of Lore!
This helm will only be available for a week! So, if you want to channel your inner druid, check it out now!
Falconreach Zoo The newly rebuilt zoo was unveiled last Friday! We still have a few things to add, including the original souvenirs, maybe a break out quest or two (there are a few clever girls in a very protected part of the zoo...), and, of course, reintroducing our zookeeper, Anoril! So no need to stress about those things going rare!
Inside all of AE's work machines lives a monster. It gets hungry. So very, very hungry. It likes to eat new things, usually on Fridays (/coughBraughlmurk). This week, it struck early. It's victim, poor Book 3 Sek Duat.
Tomix was working on special animations for our decaying quest giver and, well... the monster in the machine crashed through and ate him. Which means Tomix's work for this week needs to be redone. So, after we hook up our SoulWeaver to our intravenous espresso machines... we're going to turn our attention to even more monsters!
Zoo monsters! We mentioned at the beginning of the week that the old Zoo needed to be rebuilt and Dracelix has been working on fresh backgrounds for it this week. While we hadn't really planned for it to be ready this week, we're also very glad that work has been started on it!
While the Zoo won't have any crazy, new monsters (there were lots of very creative suggestions for new things I saw) there will be lots of awesome and clever and familiar and rare and classic Book 1 and 2 DragonFable monsters for you to see. Maybe even a few too clever for captivity!
This week is already shaping up to be buuuuusy! There are new monsters to animated and code, cutscenes to be animated, maps to build, writing to get done, even more house items to add to the Sandsea shop (not to mention a whole other palatial house that is in the works for the coming weeks).
You will definitely get some beautiful new house items this week!
Zards and Bears and Paindeers! The Zoo in Book 1 southern Falconreach has been out of commission for a while. The entire area needs to be rebuilt! So, this is a good opportunity for you guys to let us know what new exhibits should be added?
The Book 3 Sandsea is ruled over by the rebels that overthrew SekDuat and the Rose. You'll find a cheerful, peaceful town, with shopkeepers, citizens and their children. Any bandits have been pushed out into the desert and surrounding ruins!
You'll find three quests in town, helms shops, weapons shops, a ring shop and a house shop! With lots more to come!
This week you get to a glimpse of Sek Duat's past before he became the scourged Light Lich of the Sandsea. He has a very sad story to tell you too.... in the end though, he wants you to go into his trap filled pyramid on a quest to deny your mutual enemy some very powerful artifacts. Will you be able to survive the incredibly dangerous hallways of his cavernous Palace though?
This week's quest to the Sandsea has groooown, so much so, that what was planned for two weeks is going to have to spill over to at least three!
This week, you'll see the beginnings* of the bustling town that the Sandsea in the initial cutscene of the quest. You'll also fight a brand new monster that is hiding in the desert waiting for unsuspecting thugs and merchants! A monster that is itself seeking Sek Duat for revenge!
If you can find Sek Duat this week... will you be brave enough to venture into his booby-trapped pyramid?
Grenwog The Grenwog shop will be coming soon to the Book of Lore with egg-cellent weapons and adorable pets!
Next Week Early next week one of AQW's favorite and amazing artists will be coming to help with DF! This evilly talented gentleman has a legion of fans who adore his work and I'm sure you'll love what he has to add to DF!
*Dracelix is working on a full walkaround version that you'll be able to see in the next few weeks!
The desert seems endless, especially with the unforgiving light of the sun beating down, sapping any and all moisture from your body. As the harsh winds blow across the dunes the sand is thrown into the air and it scours... breaking down once grand buildings into ruins. Hiding them. Entire towns, oases, groups of beings... lost in time, buried in sand.
Even in the face of this harsh environment, life continues on. Beaten down by sun, by sand, sacrificed for generations by the light magic of their ruler, the Sandsea preserveres. It fights back... with new allies.
But, as they start to shift the sands in search of SekDuat, what else might they uncover?
Kara SuLema now has your first quests for the Vind! Though the tasks might be deceptively simple, the message is what is important. Magic has the power to bring music and wonder if it is used properly... can you help remind the citizens who sit under the power and fanaticism of the Rose?
Tomix has worked incredibly hard on the cutscenes, written by Eukara Vox, for each of three quests this week! Each quest drops a cape created by Dracelix as well (though the drop shop at the end of each quest does have all three available)!
This week will see Kara SuLema, the leader of those gathered in Sulen'Eska, sending you out to gather supplies and then heading to nearby cities and town to help remind those that live there of the magic's beauty and usefulness.
Today is the last day to hunt for the treasure chests that hidden as drops in quests all over the game! The chests themselves will open this evening around 8pm, EST! Once the chests open, you will no longer be able to find them in quests but the DC shop will still have the base versions of the golden goodies*!
*The found versions and the 75 DC versions will have the same stats!
Chapter 6 of the Lucky Day Storybook is now live! This year has a simple quest, with you trying to stop those tricky Sneevilchaun's and their gilding of the monsters deep in Surewould! Make sure to explore the forest too, because you're not the only one trying to stop them! If you're starting to feel a little... slow, you might want to know who else is fighting in the forest and what they can do for you... ;)
Treasure Chests are also hidden as quest drops all over the game! These mysterious chests will open on Monday but, if you don't feel like joining in on the hunt, you can make your own luck and buy them in Chapter 6!
Note: More items will get into the gold and DC shops in Chapter 6 tonight! Just wanted to get you guys hunting....
In the depths of desert, one of your oldest, greatest foes lies in dust, dying, the source of his power shattered in your defense of Lore. As the power of Light slowly drains from his desiccated form... he's remembering. He's remembering his humanity, his oath as a Guardian and how he violated it in his quest for immortality. He's reaching out for help, for sanctuary against your common foe...
Even though he's been reduced to a husk of what he had once been, the Rose still seeks him out and you need to find him first.
On the 29th of March, Cinquefoil will send you into the Sandsea to face Sek Duat!
The Lucky Day Storybook is now live in your Book of Lore for you to replay through past years celebrations!
This year's release will be simpler, a quest and a treasure hunt, so that we can continue with Sulen'Eska next week but Dracelix has made some amazing things for you to hunt down! Are there any classic DF items you guys would like him to hit with the golden touch for you to hunt down?
Sulen'Eska is open! First, though, you have to prove yourself to the Vind by turning in 20 Rose Emblems. There are two new dungeons to gather them in though. Once you have the full city unlocked, you'll also be able to merge any leftover emblems in deadly poison weapons!
Tomix, Dracelix and Cronix have done an amazing job on the art for the town, items and NPCs! There's much more to come too, as Kara SuLema brings us into the fold of the Vind!
There are three new random quests for you to fight through this week, as well as a brand new monster from Cronix lurking in Betrubung Swamp! While the swamp itself is huge, you'll only be scratching the surface of it this week as you distract the Rose from their search for Sielu's friends. You'll also start collecting Rose Emblems... which I'm sure will be useful when you find others who fight against the Rose!
You can find the Betrubung Expedition through Seilu. The new ice and fire dungeons are through the portal on the path to the Book 3 Guardian Tower! The Frozen North and the Lava Tube resources will merge into new weapons from Sielu. There is also a new fiery helm available from him!
Tomix Tomix is now in southern Falconreach! He lurks by the portal to Ravenloss at night and has lots of new info about what might be going on down below.... He will also now provide the preview of Master SoulWeaver to DragonLords!
Suggestion Weapon A new suggestion weapon, the Esoterica, by Lupus The Wolf, has been added to the chest in the Rosewood as well!
Tomix is working hard on Sulen'Eska and it should, hopefully, be ready to explore in the next week or two. Cronix is getting started on swampy items and a new monster or two as well. What kinds of things do you guys think lurk in Betrubung?
This Friday With Sulen'Eska on the horizon, Seilu, the wind elf blacksmith in southern Falconreach, will have a few new items for you to merge! He might even send you to explore the edges of the swamp himself...
Cronix has also created a gorgeous new weapon, suggested by Lupus The Wolf, that will be found in the suggestion chest in Book 3 Rosewood!