Greetings and welcome to the Relase Notes for the January event Darkest Night! The Holidays are now past us and the team is once again hard at work making changes and improvement s to the game. Let's get right in and see what is new this month in Asheron's Call.
Monthly Kill Tasks have been Updated.
Quests of the Month update:
Weekly: Vanguard Leader's Amulet
Bi-Weekly: History & Habits of the Moars
Monthly: Temple of Ixir Zi
Releasing the Light
Bulb of Mornings
Bulb of Harvests
Bulb of Twilight
Lost Ruins portal level requirement was higher than intended, and thusly reduced
Uber Gaerlan weapons can now be ivoried & tethered.
Following items can now be tethered
Following items can now be ivoried
So these are just some of the things we have in store for Asheron's Call in January. Please remember that along with everything listed here, there are several new quests and exciting things going into the game for the January Event.
Deep in the catacombs below her fortress, Hoshino Kei sat, lost in thought. “How could they have failed me so badly?” she muttered to herself, “Was it so hard to destroy one little Guardian Spirit?”
She rose and floated across the chamber, scattering the scraps of armor that were all that remained of the failed warlords as she passed. “At least in small part, the Lost Sisters have reawakened... The Book is lost to me, for the time being. There is no time to mass the forces needed to retake it now, not with this new dilemma...” Her pacing continued for some time before her Seneschal floated through the wall and bowed deeply.
“Mistress, I have the Nanjou report on the researchers that you requested,” he said, without looking up from the floor.
Hoshino Kei sighed, stopping her pacing. “Very well, what have they learned?”
“The researchers delving into the lore of the Lost Sisters seem to be focused upon saving those who tied themselves to your resurrection. They are focusing the majority of their efforts on means to either slow or shatter the draw the Book places upon them and feeds to you. Those who have not already turned have been forestalled from doing so by their rituals.”
“Yes, yes, we already know this. What else is there?” she added, mildly annoyed with the report thus far. She began pacing again while she thought and listened.
“With the recovery of fragments of the Lost Sisters themselves, the researchers believe they may be able to use those same rituals to unbind you from your ties to the Book of Eibhil.”
Hoshino Kei stopped dead in her tracks. “Unbind... Me?” She thought about that for a full minute before continuing. “I’m not sure that could even be possible. With the temporary loss of the Book, the majority of its power resides within me. All Asheron has really accomplished by binding the Book away was to make it inaccessible to others. Even with an avatar of the Deru holding it, it’s only a matter of time before the Book is free again, even if I never move to free it.”
“They seem confident that it could be possible, if the Sisters themselves intervene.”
“Well then, it seems they’ve defined what needs to be done next then. They’ll need to get close to me to even have a chance of performing a ritual that could affect me...” She thought quietly for a moment before continuing, “Tell the Daimyo to position themselves to protect the Wards. They were built to keep interlopers out of the lower sections of the keep, and they’ll be doubly important now.”
“As you wish, Mistress. Anything else?” said the Seneschal with a bow.