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Turbine Announcements

The Defense of the Cisterns

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Teaser Part 1

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Teaser Part 2

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Teaser Part 3

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Teaser Part 4

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Teaser Part 5

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Release Notes

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Letter to the Players

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State of the Code

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Verdict Video Teaser

Preview of the Gaerlan's Citadel Quest

Verdict Video Teaser 2

Final battle between Gaerlan and Martine


Town Crier Rumors

Town Crier tells you, "The Arcanum has built new Residential Quarters. Give me some money and I may tell where they are."
Town Crier tells you, "To arms! To arms! It's time that we take this fight where it belongs."
Town Crier tells you, "If you're into the arts and crafts thing, you might want to check out the pacifist group that's set up in Glenden Wood. They're a bit odd, but they seem generous to like-minded people."
Town Crier tells you, "You might be glad to hear that I lost my contract for saying the UST jingles. But I am trying to get another one with Telk the Addlepated, advertising the Horn of Vigilance!"
Town Crier tells you, "Be careful if you venture near Yanshi. My cousin, once he stopped screaming like a madman, said that the ground has been trembling at night."
Town Crier tells you, "I overheard some spotters talking about Gaerlan's Citadel, it sounded like they were saying it crashed!"
Town Crier tells you, "Rumor is that the High Queen has been in Yanshi helping Antius and Asheron's Emissary for a couple of weeks now. I've even heard tell that she's been getting her hands dirty."
Town Crier tells you, "I hear some enterprising tinkers found a use for ivory. Sure, it lightens their load but how am I going to get equipment now, eh? Hunt for it?"
Town Crier tells you, "Hrmph. At least the elementals have fled Osteth. Too bad the moment they dissolved, the other creatures started coming out of their hiding places."
Town Crier tells you, "Where did they go anyway? I thought we had explored most of this Island."
Town Crier tells you, "The High Queen took a contingent of men and women into caverns below Yanshi. They've been working there day and night trying to clear a path into a deep cavern where Gaerlan sacrificed those Elemental Lords."
Town Crier tells you, "Apparently the tower separated from Gaerlan's citadel and landed safely. What kind of magic is that?"
Town Crier tells you, "Did you see Martine when he fought? Oh it was amazing. Fire, and acid raining from the sky. Martine was even imprisoned for a time within an elemental shield. Then he was gone in a flash of brilliant light. When the light died out he was gone, and the portal home with him."
Town Crier tells you, "I heard a secret, but it'll cost you more than that."
Town Crier tells you, "If you see Asheron make sure you wish him well for me."
Town Crier tells you, "The Arcanum has built new Residential Quarters. They are accessible from Lytelthorpe, Uzis and Tou Tou."
Town Crier tells you, "They say that there was a sizable earthquake when the Citadel came down. Who? Oh never mind who."
Town Crier tells you, "I for one hope that we get to find this fool and teach him a lesson. He thinks he's so much better than us Isparians. Well he has another thing coming if you ask me."

Ulgrim Rumors

During the Verdict event, Ulgrim was found in Aino Lunnan-Shin's tent in Xarabydun.

*ulgrim cringes*

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Oh, it's only you. Do me a favor and let me know if you see anything strange. I'm a little worried by what I've been seeing in the mana tides. And if you have any stout you might spare I would love a drink."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Why doesn't Asheron just portal that troublemaker to the Olthoi World? Hehe, bet he wouldn't like it when he's surrounded by big nasty bugs with extra mouths and pincers and nasty bits."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant says, "Hey you, do me a favor and let me know if you see a tall man in a red robe coming."
Aino Lunnan-Shin says, "Ulgrim, please do not bug my patrons. Thank you."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "The Citadels crashed... I felt the battle raging in the northeast for nearly half a day. At the end I blacked out, but I think Martine must have used some terrible magics against Gaerlan. When I came to I couldn't sense either of them. I don't see how Martine could have survived the energies he unleashed."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Xara has always been a home away from home for me. Besides if things go badly it may have the last tavern in all of Dereth."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I hope no one takes my sword. I had to leave it behind in Ayan Baqur."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I've been informing Aino here about the importance of having a planned escape route in case of a fire or something. So far it just involves running for the Xarabydun portal, but I'm sure we should duck and cover or something."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Oh, a new island, huh? You're all excited about it, huh? Here's one important question you have to ask yourself: Does it have Ulgrim on it? That should tell you all you need to know."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Why don't you make yourself useful and go find out what's happening with Gaerlan."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Martine's gone. He stood up to that bastard Gaerlan and brought down his citadel. We need to insure that his sacrifice wasn't in vain. May you find your peace Martine."

Stout Rumors:

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Does that portal look any different to you?"
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "No?"
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Hmmm..."
*ulgrim casts a spell*
Ulgrim watches the portal for any changes.
Ulgrim the Unpleasant says, "Son of a Mule!"
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Bah! I told you so!"
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "They said to me"
Ulgrim says in a funny voice: Ulgrim, you just drank your one-millionth stout. What are you going to do now?
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "...and I said 'I'm going to Xarabydun!'"
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I love Xarabydun! It's always nice this time of year. I figured I should take a much needed vacation out here. I'm sure they will need my help below if anything should happen."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Well, I decided to come out here and visit my good friend Aino."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "She's been a bit worried about all of the Elemental activity."
Aino Lunnan-Shin looks at Ulgrim with an incredulous expression.
Ulgrim the Unpleasant says, "What?!"
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I've got a secret stash of stout. I'm not telling you where, but if anything should happen to me give this message to Celcynd in Rithwic."
Look for it there in the lee of the stone.
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "He'll know what I mean."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I stopped dancing here in Aino's tent since I broke one of her tables."

New UI and Game Changes

  • Gaerlan's Elemental hordes are no longer found on the landscape.
  • Combat
    • Critical hit messages now display in the chat window.
  • Loot
    • Certain thrown weapons--such as throwing axes, clubs, daggers, djarids, darts, javelins, and shokens--will no longer appear as treasure. These weapons are now found at the 9 Nexus town Bowyers.
    • Chests that require a Sturdy Iron Key to open should now provide slightly better treasure. Chests that provide level 7 scrolls, and require a Sturdy Iron Key, are unaffected by this change.

New Quests

Live Events

Martine and Gaerlan duel it out in the floating citadel.
The sky is split by the sound of thunder. Gaerlan's Citadel rocks under the force of a great assault. As the fury subsides, two voices are carried across the world.
Gaerlan says, "Insolence. How dare you enter my citadel?"
Martine says, "I am here to exact my vengeance, and make amends for what I have done."
Asheron appears at the site where Gaerlan's Citadel crashed and gives players Imbued Pyreal Nuggets for use in the Ziggurat dungeons.
Elysa Strathelar appears in Yanshi where portals have opened to the Elemental Crystal dungeons and the Harbinger.
In the ruins of Yanshi, a portal has opened. High Queen Elysa Strathelar awaits those that would enter within the wreckage of the once proud town.
  • Golem Lords and other Elemental creatures attack each of the towns.

New NPCs

Updated NPCs

New Locations

Citadel Valley

Live Event Dungeons

Residential Quarters

New Items

Gaerlan's Citadel
  • Citadel Portal Gem Icon.png
Citadel Portal Gem
  • Gaerlan Token Icon.png
Gaerlan Token
  • Imbued Pyreal Nugget Icon.png
Imbued Pyreal Nugget
  • Tribunal Icon.png
  • Seal Fragment Icon.png
Seal Fragment
  • Combined Seal Fragment Icon.png
Combined Seal Fragment
  • Ornate Seal Icon.png
Ornate Seal
  • Imbued Ornate Seal Icon.png
Imbued Ornate Seal
  • Ornate Pillar Icon.png
Ornate Pillar
  • Gaerlan's Phylacteric Prison Icon.png
Gaerlan's Phylacteric Prison
  • Charged Tome Icon.png
Charged Tome
  • Decrepit Tome Icon.png
Decrepit Tome
  • Disciples of Corrosion Icon.png
Disciples of Corrosion
  • Disciples of Stasis Icon.png
Disciples of Stasis
  • Disciples of Strife Icon.png
Disciples of Strife
  • Disciples of Tempest Icon.png
Disciples of Tempest
  • Ebuillant Tome Icon.png
Ebuillant Tome
  • Fiery Tome Icon.png
Fiery Tome
  • Gaerlan's Research Notes Icon.png
Gaerlan's Research Notes
  • Icy Tome Icon.png
Icy Tome
  • Leather Bound Tome Icon.png
Leather Bound Tome

  • Bracelet of Knowledge Icon.png
Bracelet of Knowledge
  • Circlet of Supremacy Icon.png
Circlet of Supremacy
  • Daulan Faur Icon.png
Daulan Faur
  • Dauloi Icon.png
  • Dauloirae Icon.png
  • Elemental Master Robe Icon.png
Elemental Master Robe
  • Falauloi Icon.png
  • Gauraloi Icon.png
  • Iasparailaun Icon.png
  • Habraeloi Icon.png
  • Lautaloi Icon.png
  • Martine's Mask Icon.png
Martine's Mask
  • Martine's Robe Icon.png
Martine's Robe
  • Palauloi Icon.png
  • Raudaloi Icon.png
  • Ring of Intellect Icon.png
Ring of Intellect
  • Sacraloi Icon.png
  • Saelgauloi Icon.png
  • Saulandoi Icon.png
  • Shauraloi Icon.png
  • Taulandoi Icon.png
  • Tauraloi Icon.png

New Titles


Portaldat 200209.png

Below is the original Portal.Dat for the Verdict event before the
3rd icon in the last row was removed by Turbine.

Portaldat 200209 Original.png

New Creatures

Crystal Icon.png Crystal

Elemental Icon.png Elemental

Golem Icon.png Golem

Misc. Creature Class Icon.png Misc. Creature Class

No Class Icon.png No Class

Wisp Icon.png Wisp

Updated Creatures


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Splash Screen

File:Verdict Splash Screen.jpg

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