Keep Your Enemies Closer

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September 2001 - Announcements Page


Turbine Announcements

Teaser Images

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Release Notes

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An Open Letter to the Players

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An Open Letter to the Players 2

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Letter to the Players

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Lore Article on Housing

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New Map of Dereth

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Town Crier Rumors

Diyas al-Yat tells you, "I've been told the Virindi have a new set of outposts in the southern mountain area. So it seems they are beginning to move into Osteth..."
Town Crier tells you, "Take cover! It's another roving Virindi death squad!"
Town Crier tells you, "What in the heck is a Diamond Lord? My cousin complained about being lit up most horribly by something called a Diamond Lord."
Town Crier tells you, "Hey, the seasons are turning again! You can tell, among other things, by the thickness of the coats that trappers are taking off Ursuins."
Town Crier tells you, "Did you get yourself a banner? I'm kind of partial to those stylish Falcon banners, myself."
Town Crier tells you, "News! The tide of the seasons has turned into fall, as evidenced by the coats and shells of local fauna."
Town Crier tells you, "News! Between their surprise raids on small groups of humans and their recent military push with their Tumerok allies to attack our three capital cities, the Virindi are a bigger menace than ever!"
Town Crier tells you, "News! The intrepid explorer, Ardry the Dubious, has unearthed new Virindi installations in the Osteth desert, where they seem to be creating minions that look very much like humans!"
Town Crier tells you, "News! Travelers report seeing groups of Diamond Golems with some sort of "Diamond Lord" leading them! Are golems developing some kind of hierarchy? Woe to us if they start to get organized!"
Town Crier tells you, "News! Creatures of Dereth seem to have changed their habitation patterns! Who knows what they'll do next?"
Town Crier tells you, "News! Mages in Dereth report being able to more accurately judge when their spells will wear off! Huzzah!"
Town Crier tells you, "My cousin the mage told me he was attacked by a human in purple armor with one of those Quiddity weapons. What's going on now?"
Town Crier tells you, "Land sakes! Looks like the crazy creatures of Dereth have gone and shifted their migration patterns again!"

Ulgrim Rumors

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Diamond Lords! That's all people are asking me about these days! Who cares about the Diamond Lord? I'm the Beer Lord! Arrr!"
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Arrr, looks like the critters of Dereth have gone and moved their nests around again. Well, good for them. Me, I like my spot here by the wall. Makes me feel rooted in the community."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Yarrr, look at me, I have no head! Oh, wait, I'm not wearing that thing... Well, heck, where did I put it? So easy to misplace..."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Candeth Martine came through here the other day. He said he'd teach me the secrets of his magic in exchange for my Virindi-repulsion techniques. I slapped him on the back of his glowing head and sent him packing."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I hear tell that Aliester the Loquacious is retiring. Well, good riddance to him, the wordy prat. Only man who ever beat me in a drinking contest... Wait, you didn't hear me say that."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Yeah, I think it's about time I opened up that other island... Be respectful when you get there, though. It's my island."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I'm a learned sage! I shouldn't have to put up with this shabby treatment! Get me another stout, kid!"
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "You know why the Obsidian Plains aren't so dense with critters any more? They heard about how righteously I regulated the Virindi, and now they're quaking in terror for miles around."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Those mansions I've seen are pretty nice, but nowhere near as nice as the fortress I built for myself on Asherons Island."

New UI and Game Changes

  • Creature Spawns
    • The outdoor creature spawns have been redistributed. You can view a map displaying the changes here.
  • Housing
  • User Interface
    • The right panel can now stretch to adjust for higher screen resolutions.
    • A spell duration countdown timer has been added to the active spells list.
    • The Compass can now display the player's coordinates.
    • Players can now have a full-sized chat box without using a right panel.
    • Players can elect to have their sounds turn off when they alt-tab away from the client.

New Quests

New NPCs

Updated NPCs

New Locations

Housing Settlements

New Items

Creature Lords
  • Basalt Blade Icon.png
Basalt Blade
  • Crystal Sword Icon.png
Crystal Sword
  • Dark Sorcerer's Phylactery Icon.png
Dark Sorcerer's Phylactery
  • Diamond Shield Icon.png
Diamond Shield
  • Energy Crown Icon.png
Energy Crown
  • Gauntlets of Marksmanship Icon.png
Gauntlets of Marksmanship
  • Heavy Ursuin Coat Icon.png
Heavy Ursuin Coat
  • Obsidian Axe Icon.png
Obsidian Axe
  • Osseous Mace Icon.png
Osseous Mace
  • Serpent's Fang Icon.png
Serpent's Fang
  • Scroll of Dark Rain Icon.png
Scroll of Dark Rain
  • Soul Staff Icon.png
Soul Staff
  • Robe of the Tundra Icon.png
Robe of the Tundra

Simulacra Infiltrators
  • Asteliary Gem Icon.png
Asteliary Gem
  • Asteliary Orb Icon.png
Asteliary Orb
  • Imbued Asteliary Orb Icon.png
Imbued Asteliary Orb
  • Amuli Coat (Infiltrator Master) Icon.png
Amuli Coat (Infiltrator Master)
  • Amuli Coat (The Crafter) Icon.png
Amuli Coat (The Crafter)
  • Amuli Leggings (Infiltrator Master) Icon.png
Amuli Leggings (Infiltrator Master)
  • Amuli Leggings (The Crafter) Icon.png
Amuli Leggings (The Crafter)
  • Helm of the Simulacra Icon.png
Helm of the Simulacra
  • Imbued Helm of the Simulacra Icon.png
Imbued Helm of the Simulacra
  • Imbued Shield of the Simulacra Icon.png
Imbued Shield of the Simulacra
  • Shield of the Simulacra Icon.png
Shield of the Simulacra

  • Translated Northern Infiltrator Note Icon.png
Translated Northern Infiltrator Note
  • Translated Southern Infiltrator Note Icon.png
Translated Southern Infiltrator Note
  • Translated Asteliary Crafter's Note Icon.png
Translated Asteliary Crafter's Note
  • Simulacra Rumor Icon.png
Simulacra Rumor
  • Northern Infiltrator Message Shard Icon.png
Northern Infiltrator Message Shard
  • Southern Infiltrator Message Shard Icon.png
Southern Infiltrator Message Shard
  • Asteliary Crafter's Message Shard Icon.png
Asteliary Crafter's Message Shard


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New Creatures

Auroch Icon.png Auroch

Banderling Icon.png Banderling

Crystal Icon.png Crystal

Doll Icon.png Doll

Drudge Icon.png Drudge

Golem Icon.png Golem

Gotrok Lugian Icon.png Gotrok Lugian

Mattekar Icon.png Mattekar

Monouga Icon.png Monouga

Mosswart Icon.png Mosswart

Phyntos Wasp Icon.png Phyntos Wasp

Reedshark Icon.png Reedshark

Sclavus Icon.png Sclavus

Shadow Icon.png Shadow

Simulacrum Icon.png Simulacrum

Skeleton Icon.png Skeleton

Undead Icon.png Undead

Ursuin Icon.png Ursuin


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