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March 2008 - Announcements Page


Turbine Announcements

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Release Notes


Town Crier Rumors

Viamontian Town Criers

Free Rumors:

Town Crier tells you, "The Tanada House of Pancakes? Are you serious? We should fear pancakes?"
Town Crier tells you, "Scouts report more spirit activity in the Graveyard."
Town Crier tells you, "There is word of a Bloodless scholar in Zaikhal who seeks information on some undead lord."
Town Crier tells you, "With the destruction of the plans of the renegade Virindi Aerbax, New Viamont can use this time to fortify itself before the next crisis..."
Town Crier tells you, "I must admit it cheers me to see the turn of the seasons. Also, I do enjoy a good baby bunny pie."
Town Crier tells you, "A ghostly woman has been reportedly walking the Graveyard by day. She seems to have lost someone."
Town Crier tells you, "We have heard reports that the Bloodless scholar Danira the Dusty of Zaikhal seeks information on that strange new statue that arose near the Mage Academy portal in the Direlands."
Town Crier tells you, "The rumored re-appearance of the Tanada House of Pancakes surprises me. Surely they have lost the element of surprise."
Town Crier tells you, "Have you heard the mages talk about the disturbance of ley lines? I don't know what it means, but I heard one of the Royal Historians say that an ancient undead lord is involved somehow."

Mainland Town Criers

Free Rumors:

Town Crier tells you, "There's a scholar in Zaikhal who is looking for information on Lord Rytheran of Dericost."
Town Crier tells you, "Can it be? Has the Tanada House of Pancakes re-opened its doors?"
Town Crier tells you, "Looks like spring has come early this year! I have to say, it's quite a relief. Firewood is getting so expensive these days!"
Town Crier tells you, "I heard a sad story the other day of a lover lost and a maiden's ghost who forever walks the land looking for him."
Town Crier tells you, "It sure is a relief that Aerbax's awful plans have been defeated! One wonders what danger threatens the realm next..."

Pyreal Rumors:

Town Crier tells you, "Hooray for spring! Aren't the baby bunnies just the cutest?"
Town Crier tells you, "Be on the lookout. The Tanada House of Pancakes came active around this time last year."
Town Crier tells you, "Have you heard? There is some kind of strange statue that appeared near the Mage Academy. A scholar named Danira the Dusty has taken up residence in Zaikhal, and seeks help investigating it."
Town Crier tells you, "I have heard of a ghostly woman in white who wanders the Graveyard by day and sobbing. It's probably just a story though."
Town Crier tells you, "Word is that the ley lines of Dereth, the paths of magical energy across the realm, have been disturbed by some cataclysmic shakeup. What was the word Aliester the Loquacious used? Oh yes. 'Higgledy-piggledy.'"

Ulgrim Rumors

Free Rumors:

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I don't trust ghosts. Never have. Why just the other day this ghost comes up to me and asks if I've seen her husband. I could see right through her trickery. Heck, I could see right through her. She was looking for a husband to bring to her grave. I'm not falling for that one."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "There's a what in the graveyard now? A jester? I'll believe it when I see it. And if you get me a pint, kid, I'll be that much closer to being able to see your imaginary jester friend."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Spring's come, hasn't it? That's great. My winter britches were getting a little gamey, if you know what I mean. Now it's commando season!"
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Of course it was me who defeated Aerbax! Haven't you realized by now that I'm the best in the world at smacking around Virindi? I think that earned me a pint of stout, don't you?"
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "That was a hint, kid."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Tanada House of Pancakes? Oh no, you won't find me there. They don't cook the bacon the way I like. Come to think of it, when's the last time I had a proper piece of bacon? Not since Ispar..."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Dang it! Did no one think to bring pigs to Dereth?"

Stout Rumors:

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Here, roll these three dice six times. That's right, we're rolling one out for my old pal Gygax the Gamer. Known him since our days at university on Ispar. We spent a lot of late nights together working on a funny little game. Figured we'd revolutionize the world with it. I kinda feel like I wouldn't be here without him."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Oh yes, of course, the jester in the graveyard! A tragic story. He told a joke that was so funny, it killed everyone, including him. As it happens, I know the joke."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "No, I won't tell you. What are you, crazy?"
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "The snows have receded, the baby animals are back, and the snowmen have gone away again. Oh, I hated the snowmen, with their beady black eyes, and the smug looks on their faces!"
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Sure, Aerbax is in retreat, but I just know he'll be back to cause trouble in a few hundred years... Mark my words."

New UI and Game Changes

  • Spellbook
    • An additional filter was added for level VIII spells. See here for a screenshot.

New Quests

Live Events

Updated Quests

  • From the release notes, Aerlinthe, Gaerlan, Impious Staff, and the Fenmalain, Caulnalain, and Shendolain Crystal Arrays have been given a percentage based experience reward.

New NPCs

Updated NPCs

New Locations

New Items

The Jester
  • Laylana's Love Letter Icon.png
Laylana's Love Letter
  • Pleading Letter Icon.png
Pleading Letter
  • Wall (Jester's Prison) Icon.png
Wall (Jester's Prison)
  • Jester Prison Door Icon.png
Jester Prison Door
  • Jester's Entombment Wall Icon.png
Jester's Entombment Wall
  • Jester Prison Key Icon.png
Jester Prison Key
  • Ball of Fire Icon.png
Ball of Fire
  • Brazier Icon.png
  • Arcane Pyramid Icon.png
Arcane Pyramid
  • Dark Scarab Icon.png
Dark Scarab

Lord Rytheran's Journal
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Ancient Chest (Graveyard)
  • Rytheran's Master Seal Icon.png
Rytheran's Master Seal
  • Master's Sentinel Icon.png
Master's Sentinel
  • Rytheran's Untranslated Journal Icon.png
Rytheran's Untranslated Journal
  • Key to the Lord's Sanctum Icon.png
Key to the Lord's Sanctum
  • North Cloister Key Icon.png
North Cloister Key
  • South Cloister Key Icon.png
South Cloister Key
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North Cloister Key Half
  • South Cloister Key Half Icon.png
South Cloister Key Half
  • Rytheran's Journal Icon.png
Rytheran's Journal

Aerbax's Citadel Update
  • Empowered Girth of the Perfect Light Icon.png
Empowered Girth of the Perfect Light

Hurnmel the Smith
  • Replica BloodScorch Icon.png
Replica BloodScorch

Updated Items

New Spells

New Titles


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New Creatures

Burun Icon.png Burun

Human Icon.png Human

Statue Icon.png Statue

Misc. Creature Class Icon.png Misc. Creature Class

Undead Icon.png Undead


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Known Issues

  • House of Pancakes quest broken - Gladys is not portalling players as she used to. I just confirmed that the problem with THOP is due to how the spell is being targeted. It would appear that more stringency is required now than when the quest was released last year, but I'll need to verify this with Severlin. However, for the time being, the quest does break about halfway through, and will probably be closed for the year. Sorry, folks. - Lupus Argenteus AC1 Data Integrator [1]
  • Aerbax's popping back to full health bug still exists despite the fix for it.
  • Those who were in the first group to kill Aerbax are not getting the girth when talking to the Emissary, unlike those not in the first group who have beaten Aerbax.
  • The Jester Trap (that act much like Rolling Balls of Death) in the hallway in the Jester's dungeon become invisible to players under certain circumstances. This makes them impossible to avoid and makes it difficult getting through the hallway. Related to this behavior, a person running along the wall in a sliding fashion causes them to stick for a second then explode without harming the player. After exploding the player unsticks and continues sliding.
  • After being rewarded with xp from Laylana (not freeing the jester), it's still possible to continue down and get the Dark Scarab, though not the war spell.
  • Some people have gotten repeat rewards on Aerbax's Citadel (two helms). Supposedly the rewards issues will all be fixed in the April patch (Link).

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