|ith yesterday's server save, a few fixes were implemented.
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|f you are looking for massive boss fights, look no further than the upcoming monster rampage on Testa and Testera!
Hordes of fierce monsters will be unleashed to send you to the abyss. So when the thunder of vengeance will echo through the lands, when countless heroes will meet their doom, who can stand?
Testa: December 05, from 16:00 until 17:00 CET approximately.
Testera: December 05, from 17:00 until 18:00 CET approximately.
We will split up and summon monsters in different cities on Testa and Testera. The locations will be broadcast a couple of minutes before the fun starts.
In order to give all of you a chance to join, the public test will be opened to all players tomorrow morning around 9:00 CET.
Arm yourselves and fight!
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|oshamuul is calling! Are you ready to take on the challenge?
All players who had premium status on November 22, 2013, at 10:00 CET, are now able to join the winter update test. So gear up, and do not miss your chance to try out the new content before the update gets released.
Please note that you have to use your account name and password from the aforementioned date to log in. Further information and instructions can be found on the test website and the designated board so make sure to have a look before you head out to explore Roshamuul.
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|he private test for the upcoming winter update has started! Tutors, senators, fansite representatives, focus group members, and the former closed beta testers have been invited to join.
All necessary information and instructions can be found on the test website so make sure to have a look. If you have not been invited to the private test, the test board is still worth a visit in order to keep yourself up-to-date about the feedback discussions there.
See you on Testa and Testera!
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| ill they remember me from their dreams? Probably not. And yet, I do wonder… I hope… that they will manage to reach me so that I might see where all this will lead, where it will end. My curiosity already got the better of me.
If only I could get my hands on more of those materialised dreams, solid objects but still brimming with the raw force of imagination. Ideas right in the process of taking shape… so much potential vibrates within this substance. And there are artefacts full of possibilities and hopes… With the sheer power of the dreamcatcher I might be able to weave a marvellous harmony and unity between them. I might be able to create and to refine, and ultimately, to master the process of… umbral creation. If they find me, will they entrust me with these rare essences knowing that I might fail, that the dreams I try to shape, the dreams of countless warriors and magicians, may shatter in the process? There is much to gain but also much to lose…
I am Eruaran. A living dream, rider of nightmares, wanderer in paradises and hells. I am waiting for you.
|andomo: "Lieutenant, how is the situation in the field?"
Lieutenant: "Commander, the situation is still under control, but the enemies are strong and it seems that their number is endless, as if any bad dream that was ever dreamed has come to life on this accursed island. We sustain heavy casualties and need more troops."
Sandomo: "A messenger is already on the way to Lord Henricus to request reinforcements. What about the bridge?"
Lieutenant: "While the bridge is safe, the area itself is still full of threats, though. At least, our men have already named the abominations they have to face every night and day. Frazzlemaws and guzzlemaws are almost everywhere and try to devour anything that gets in their way. Their big sharp teeth cut through our armors as if they are made out of cheese, and they are as fast as the wind. Furthermore, we found some evidence that there exists an even bigger one of them. The traces lead to a cave, but we are waiting for your command to break in."
Sandomo: "Mh. Not yet. We will wait for the reinforcements. If that cave is really the residence of some kind of leader I do not want to risk the life of more men. Do we still bring in adequate supplies of materials for the bridge?"
Lieutenant: "Well, Commander, we are missing several warriors which were supposed to collect more materials in the caves around. According to what I am told by the soldiers, strange things are happening there. They saw how their comrades entered the caves but they never returned, even though there were no signs of hostile activity. However, I have some good news as well. I sent a patrol to search for the missing men. Neither hide nor hair of them was found, but the men were able to tame some of the creatures that are roaming around the caves. So, now we have a cavalry. We have still a hard time to keep those silencer beasts and shock heads at bay, though."
Sandomo: "Well done, Lieutenant. I want you to send another patrol to investigate those caves. We have to know what is going on there. Any news about the wall?"
Lieutenant: "Yes Commander. We were able to breach it. We encountered massive resistance but we could break the enemy's lines and our troops are now exploring the area behind. Right now, I am waiting for news from the front line. Our messenger will be here at any moment. Ah. There he comes!"
Messenger: "OH GODS! WE ARE DOOMED!... WE…"
Lieutenant: "Soldier, who do you think you are talking to? Report step by step! What is going on behind the wall?"
Messenger: "Mylord Commander, Lieutenant, please excuse my behaviour. The terror I have seen is just too dreadful.
Once we passed the wall, we came upon an old ruined town. It all looked so strange and surreal. Imminent danger was in the wind. Nevertheless, we had the order to explore the area and so we did. We found an entry to the deeper levels of the city. Partially, it looks like an abandoned prison. Half of us entered the basement while the other half started to scout the area around.
Then, all of a sudden… All hell was let loose. They came from all over! Indescribable creatures started to slay us. Incredibly strong, fast, and ruthless, they killed a lot of us before we were able to defend ourselves. We fled into the ruins and our first attempt was to reach the other soldiers downstairs. Darkness awaited us there. While we were trying to organise ourselves, we heard the cries of our friends… their death cries. None of them will ever see the light again. We decided to go back to the surface and tried to find a way back to the wall and the bridge. Somehow, we made it out of the ruins. We were close to the wall when an evil and horrible voice split the air.
"How dare you to come to this place! You puny humans will be my snacks! NO ONE WILL ESCAPE ME!"
We looked back and what we saw, paralysed us. I cannot recite what happened then, Commander, but I am sure that I am the only one who survived."
Sandomo: "Praise the gods that at least you made it. Enough talk! Messenger, you will immediately travel to Thais and tell Lord Henricus what happened here. Lieutenant, send everyone we can spare to the wall. The enemy must not break through. Otherwise we are lost. You received your orders, now go!"
Messenger and Lieutenant: "As you command!"
Sandomo: "This island is currently in a state of demonic stranglehold. Yet, the Inquisition WILL win this land back from the grasp of evil. I am Sandomo, commander and lightbringer of the Inquisition, and I will fight the evil to the last man! Watch out nightmares! Every dream has its end! Praise the gods!"
Henricus, Lord Inquisitor
Your vision was right. The darkest nightmare came true! We found the island of your dreams east of Darashia. After we anchored we went on shore to explore it. The attacks started instantly as we set foot on the ground. Due to the explicit warning of his Lordship, we were prepared. We managed to drive back the first wave of these unholy creatures. Immediately, we began to make our camp and to organise our defense. A few skirmishes followed but after some hours all creatures were either dead or fled.
The camp seems to be safe, for now. It is surrounded by water and rocks that should provide an adequate protection against the evil breed.
Without the intensive warnings of his Lordship, the blessing of the churches, and our experience, I am sure that none of us would be alive anymore. After we managed to fight off these first attacks, we carefully started exploring our surroundings. Many of my men have died while trying to map the isle. We fought against creatures that I have neither seen before nor did I believe that they would exist, not even in my darkest dreams. Their existence is nothing but pure blasphemy against the good gods.
So far, we have been able to repulse the enemy over and over again and to broaden our territory. However, we encountered a problem: A big river divides the landmass into two parts and the only way across is an old bridge. Unfortunately, the bridge was destroyed and needs to be repaired. Our excursion is not prepared to fulfill such a endeavour, though. We know how to rebuild it to ensure a permanent passage, but we lack the materials. It seems that we can find the required resources here but due to the immense menace and the continuing attacks I cannot spare one single man to look for the necessary construction materials. I need all my men to keep the monsters at bay.
Furthermore, we spotted an enormous wall in the distance on the other side of the river. Once we succeed in crossing the bridge, we will have to breach this monument. As things currently look, I expect more heavy resistance. Most likely, we can only reach the area behind the wall at great cost of life. Only the gods know what kind of challenges and diabolic beasts will await us there. I have the feeling that pure evil is waiting there to be unleashed. I expect the worst.
Therefore, I kindly request more troops. However, I highly recommend his Lordship to send only elite units. We need fearless fighters and only the best will have a chance to survive here. We do not have any use for warriors that lay down their arms at the first sign of a deadly threat. There are only two options to leave this island once you are here: In victory or death!
Waiting for the response of his Lordship.
|hat... what is this? Where am I? This cannot be true! Is this real or just my absurd fantasy? Am I trapped inside a dream? No way to run, no way to hide, no sanctuary, no escape!
I am lost in a labyrinth of a broken reality! What perfidious mind was the architect of this surreal world? This place, a withered and devastated ruin! A realm of chaos! The abyss of despair! Oh alas! Please wake me!
The wind is filled with the screams of a thousand tormented souls. An endless storm of lamentation! Telling an eternal story of sorrow and pain... the song of doom.
I am caught, a prisoner of my own imagination! My darkest fears became reality. Deformed creatures that should not exist, are stalking me. Driven by a never-ending hunger and wickedness! My heart is filled with panic and dismay. I can feel their icy and rotten breath. I can hear their evil laughter. Their sharp teeth and claws are waiting to taste living flesh, my flesh! The gates between reality and dream were opened, and living nightmares were unleashed on this place. Horror and agony are ruling this land.
Darkness is imprisoning me. Nothing seems to be real anymore. Please tell me that I'm dreaming! Oh please, wake me! All my experience, all my strength, all my courage, worth nothing! My sword, my magic, useless against these horrible demons. I fought in a hundred battles, I challenged death and survived... but this fight I cannot win… This is my own living hell…
No salvation, no hope! I am lost… and cannot flee… wake me! WAKE ME!
Brace yourselves, Tibians!
This winter, your nightmares are coming true!