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December 2013 - Announcements Page

  • Patch Date: 10 December 2013
  • Patch Size: 2,707k (Client: 4,724k)

Alchemy Changes

  • Burden of phial components reduced to zero.
  • Crafting interaction for Alchemy Phials now yields 5 times more than before.
  • New alchemy component called Alembic Incanta which is used to hasten the process of making oils by essentially removing the Alembic interaction of creating infusions. This new item can be purchased from the Arwic Archmage vendor.

Fletching Changes

  • Burden of components reduced to zero.
  • Increased stack size of non-alternate currency Greater Deadly ammo by 500.
  • Non-wrapped bundles of ammo that previously yielded 10 will now yield 100.
  • Wrapped bundles that previously yielded 500 will now yield 1000.
  • Whittling interactions of wrapped fletching components adjusted accordingly.

Other Changes

  • The Housing guest list expanded to 128 guests.

New Quests

Updated Quests

New NPCs

New Items

Alembic Incanta Icon Alembic IncantaConcentrated Alembic Incanta Icon Concentrated Alembic Incanta Holiday Sweater Icon Holiday Sweater Carenzi Trophy Icon Carenzi TrophyHoliday Stocking Icon Holiday StockingMistletoe Icon MistletoePack Gurog Icon Pack GurogPack Max Icon Pack MaxPack Pilferer Icon Pack PilfererHoliday Chimney Icon Holiday ChimneyHoliday Garland Icon Holiday GarlandSnow Tracks Icon Snow Tracks Drudge Balloon (Drudge Present Raids) Icon Drudge Balloon (Drudge Present Raids)Holiday Presents (Drudge Present Raids) Icon Holiday Presents (Drudge Present Raids)Holiday Present (Gurog Present Raids) Icon Holiday Present (Gurog Present Raids) Undelivered Package Icon Undelivered Package Text Icon Parchment List of Deliveries (First Version)Text Icon Parchment List of Deliveries (Second Version)Text Icon Parchment List of Deliveries (Third Version) Holiday Present Icon Holiday PresentPainter’s Palette Icon Painter’s PaletteWalking Cane Icon Walking CaneSlight Walking Cane Icon Slight Walking CaneHefty Walking Cane Icon Hefty Walking CaneFancy Walking Cane Icon Fancy Walking CaneWooden Top Icon Wooden Top

Updated Items

  • Fletching Items
    • Burden reduced to zero.
    • Value increased.
    • Craft size per non-wrapped arrowhead bundle increased from 10 arrows to 100 arrows.
    • Stack size for non-Greater Deadly ammo increased from 100 to 1,000.
    • Stack size for non-alternate currency Greater Deadly ammo increased by 500.
    • Wrapped bundles that previously yielded 500 will now yield 1,000.

New Titles

New Creatures

Drudge Icon Drudge

Gurog Icon Gurog

Mosswart Icon Mosswart

Rat Icon Rat

New Dialog

Town Crier

Free Rumors

Town Crier tells you, "I've heard several reports of drudge balloon sightings near some of the towns of Dereth."

Town Crier tells you, "I've heard several reports of a young man seeking help with some deliveries."

Town Crier tells you, "News! Presents have once again been hidden throughout Dereth!"

Town Crier tells you, "I've heard some strange rumors of a pack of gurogs causing trouble in several different towns."

Town Crier tells you, "I've heard rumors of mosswarts causing trouble in one of the Sho towns.

Town Crier tells you, "I've heard reports that the village of snowmen in Northern Osteth is once again having issues with some irate golem."

Town Crier tells you, "News! Santa Sclavus has returned to Dereth, and needs assistance once again!"

Pyreal Rumors

Town Crier tells you, "News! An invading force of drudges on balloons have been spotted randomly attacking towns throughout Dereth! When these attacks are detected, the Town Criers will do their best to ensure all of Dereth knows where their aid is needed!"

Town Crier tells you, "A tour guide named Osdryd is seeking aid with some troublesome mosswarts in Sawato."

Town Crier tells you, "A gentleman named Raymond is seeking aid with deliveries throughout Dereth. He was last seen in the Fiun Outpost."

Town Crier tells you, "News! A pack of Gurogs have been spotted randomly attacking towns throughout Dereth! When these attacks are detected, the Town Criers will do their best to ensure all of Dereth knows where their aid is needed!"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant

Free Rumors

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I saw someone out hiding gifts around Dereth again."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I was told not to "borrow" one and bring it to my house again."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Some people are no fun."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "It isn't like all of you didn't just barge into my house uninvited and open the gift anyway. So who is the truly rude one?"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Frosthaven is going to be having some trouble again soon."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "It is almost like you can tell exactly when that trouble will happen year after year."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "You'd think they would be ready for it, but nope. Every single time "Help me help me.""

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I don't see them helping me with stout."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I've seen groups of creatures eyeing a few of the towns."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I don't know what they're up to, but I'm sure it won't end in caroling."

Stout Rumors

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Santa Sclavus went and got himself captured again."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "You might have to take a trip through silly puzzles, dangerous gumdrops and all kinds of shenanigans to free him."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I'll stay here, drink, and cause my own drunken shenanigans."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Holiday sweaters. Apparently it is the new thing."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "All bulky, constricting and itchy."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Give me a nice freeing robe anyday. The breeze is quite refreshing."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Oh you want a tip about where one of the gifts is?"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Well I want more stout."

Ansar El-Kerdany

Ansar El-Kerdany tells you, "Greetings, Adventurer! We are looking for adventurers to help the Jester."

Ansar El-Kerdany tells you, "Discover his ten markers in the Mhoire Armory. Is it a game? Who knows, but at least it will calm the crazy beast."

Ansar El-Kerdany tells you, "If you ask me, I think he's lost his marbles if you know what I mean."

Esmond Fielding

Esmond Fielding tells you, "Greetings, Adventurer! The Explorer Society has decided it would help direct attention to citizens in need of help."

Esmond Fielding tells you, "This month we have decided that the Jester could use a little clarity."

Esmond Fielding tells you, "Get him whatever he needs to quiet those voices in his head. I shall reward you upon your successful return."

Niccolo De Luca

Niccolo De Luca tells you, "Greetings, Adventurer! The Explorer Society has decided it would help direct attention to citizens in need of help."

Niccolo De Luca tells you, "This month we have decided that The Jester needs some help. Seriously, that guy needs some major help."

Niccolo De Luca tells you, "Head to his prison and return to me when whatever you may need to do is done. Be ready for anything."

Rand, Game Hunter

Rand, Game Hunter tells you, "As a game hunter I've tagged a variety of creatures to test your skills. Kill these creatures to test your skills and prove your abilities and I'll make it worth your while."

Rand, Game Hunter tells you, "This month I've tagged Tusker Rampagers as the moderate difficulty prey."

Rand, Game Hunter tells you, "This month I've tagged Crystalline Wisps as the medium difficulty prey."

Rand, Game Hunter tells you, "This month I've tagged Drudges in the Valley of Death and Withered Atoll as the high difficulty prey."

Rand, Game Hunter tells you, "This month I've tagged Dark Isle Shadows as one of the most difficult prey."

Rand, Game Hunter tells you, "This month I've tagged Lugians in Path of the Blind as the other prey of highest difficulty."

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