By the light of the moon we would sit by the shore and listen as the waves rolled in, the steady pulsing tide having quite the soothing effect. In the summer, you could close your eyes and breathe in deep the sea air. You could almost taste the tang of salt with every breath. In the springtime, fragrant flowers bloom a bit away from the shoreline, the sweet aroma of the flowers mixing with that sharp salt scent. In the sky, the birds wheel, hunting for game, or just soaring on the wind. Their cries split the air and reverberate over the hills. I can close my eyes and remember it all, even now. The keen sharpness of the air in Autumn when the storm winds begin to blow and the seas became wild. A harsh mistress she is, and yet you cannot help but love her. She gives life of her own, just as she claims life. All those who live near the sea are keenly aware of this, and though we are long gone from sandy shores she stays with us still, singing the siren song of yesterday when brave adventurers sailed the stormy seas, and tempted fate with every bold voyage… (Translated from the Elder Runes)
You will want to view the books in Full Screen mode to read them. Of course, this being DragonFable, it won’t be as simple as that. You might need to find help in deciphering the books in this quest. I will say this; the key to defeating Nivalis is hidden somewhere in one of the books. The first player who finds the secret to defeating Nivalis and posts it on the forums (Spoilers please) will receive a reward. Hint: It’s a bit easier to read full screen.
It is through the eyes of memory that we can capture such an image, one once held, even if briefly, that stays with you throughout your life. As I write this quest, it is through those eyes that I see… eyes that see back across the years. As a youth, I spent a couple of summers living near a beach. I went there with my friends as often as I could. In writing this portion of the Nivalis story, I suppose I’m telling a little of my own past. Those summers were magical; in those days we would live forever, the summers evenings lasted for hours, and youthful vigor carried us through our own little piracies.
This week's release is a return to Stoneheart Fall!You can reach Stoneheart Fall from Lymcrest in Book 2 (down, right, down from Lymcrest), or you can use the button in the quest log to go there instantly this week!
Thanks to some newly uncovered tech, Tomix was able to add a whole new layer of depth to this quest- and it looks gorgeous. We hope to use this technology to create even more beautiful and wondrous quests in the future!
Unfortunately, due to an earlier typo in the code from when it was first released, you will need to redo the quest "Dive In" (if you have already completed it) in order to access the new quest.
Now, note from Eric Greydawn about this week's release:
The past is a difficult country to traverse. One of the reasons this is so difficult is because history is most often recorded with cultural bias. What we see as simple, other cultures may not see as being quite so cut and dried. In the case of the Ice Giants, most of what is known of them is based on supposition and conjecture. Certainly SOMETHING happened. We haven’t seen Ice Giants in DragonFable up to this point. That suggests that something MUST have happened. What was it? What drove the Ice Giants to the extreme reaches of the North? What were the Ice Giants like?
With this quest, you will begin a journey for knowledge. Knowledge that has been lost, or obscured over time. There’s a lot to unravel still. Fear not, however, for there are those who are willing to guide you on your quest for knowledge. Be brave, and journey north, where the occasional whisper of living Ice Giants other than Nivalis have been seen.
This quest has been a long time in coming, but now that it’s here, and I’ve started writing again, they will continue. I have a lot to tell you yet, so snuggle up and get comfy… perhaps a fire should be lit on the hearth, and a pot of hot stew served… after all, hospitality demands it.
In other news- This is your last week to purchase the Doomed Dragon Scythe! Get it from the Celebration Shops in the Book of Lore before it leaves!
We all know things don’t always go the way we like. I had hoped to be able to work a bit more this week, but unfortunately that didn’t work out quite well. I am slowly recovering, and obviously not as fast as I want, but we do what we got to do, and do our best while doing that. I am eager to start drawing again, even if it will cost me more effort to do so. Luckily there is a whole team that is able to help me get through the work that needs to be done! They worked hard to get the quest ready for tomorrow, and I’m very* grateful for that.
In the previous quest, you had your patience tested while in search of the hidden Forest Gate and the guards that stand sentinel there. In this week’s release, you’ll finally be able to fight Wolf and Bear in a boss fight! The quality they will be testing is Strength. As you might know, strength is necessary, but just one of the many, many qualities you need being a hero. If you succeed in this challenge, your journey will be continued, and as you progress, all the important qualities will be tested!
If you feel up for the challenge that they will put you through, log in Friday!
The next quest in the True Mortal saga is finally out! Eric has created a huge, monsterous fortress for you guys to explore. Will you be able to find the throne room after exploring all 42 rooms? What other secrets could this massive fortress hold?
If you can make it to the end Soul and Doom Harvester Wing drops will be your reward!
Defend Croft! The war in Croft is at 91%! Can you guys get it to 100% by midnight EST to meet the war challenge? The fate of the Zardbirillaomgiphant and Undead Chickencow pets hangs in the balance!
Once you reach 100% on the war meter, True Mortal has crafted a beautiful set of weapons that will drop from the war boss!