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Magic Circle has been updated for kGE from March 30 to April 12, 2010. The following are the new items.


남자 워록 블루 서펜트 코스튬 - Blue Serpent Costume (f/ele)
로드 플레이트 코스튬 - Blue Serpent Costume (m/ele)


로드 플레이트 코스튬 - Lord Plate Costume (Grandma)
로드 플레이트 안대 - Lord Plate Patch (Grandma)
브리스티안 노블 코스튬 - Bristian Noble Costume (Garcia)
브리스티안 노블 햇 - Bristian Noble Hat (Garcia)

Visca (Grace) and Pazuzu (STF) continued to train in Bahamar Underground Cave and Errac Dias. The family donated some Symbols of Ancient Warrior to Chief Haman in Errac. The count for Orpesia server is currently 3,480/10,000 symbols on March 24.


Finally, Visca (Grace) and Pazuzu (STF) became the family's 2nd and 3rd Masters. Qilue (f/sco) was also promoted to Veteran. Soteira (Helena), Sylune (Calyce), Tlazolteotl (Ania), and Selvaria (Selva) also gained a few levels. The family received Elite Dragon Coat Recipe from Team Arena, and upgraded it to +6 with DEF Rating +3, using up 40 Upgrade Accelerators, 1 Lacquer +5: Veteran, and 94 Lv.92 Enchantment Chips.


The family brought Cerdotado (Pigling) to the Pig Parade in the Stone Pits and received a Lacquer +5: Expert. Several attempts were made to enter Secret Tower 2F again, and all of them ended with the game client shutting down, even with the lowest graphics settings. Sigh. The family may have to give up raiding Secret Tower altogether. Anyway, Adorabelle (f/ele) entered the Gate of Ice to visit Novia in the Glacial Fortress and had her first look out of the frozen tower.


Ghae (Andre) led the veterans on 8 trips to Barrow de la Muerte... but 1 trip was wasted due to disconnection and 2 trips were wasted since someone else was already fighting the bosses. Frenzied Ravyn did not even spawn for the remaining 5 trips. With drop rate +60% from server event, Oreo (Panpan), and field manual, the veterans returned with Symbol of Cancer and 2 Green Secret Room Tickets acquired from Ravyn's Heart. The family used the same drop boosts to farm the monsters from spinelles. However, 57 Thoracotomy Spinelles yielded nothing significant.


The treasure hunters found Gigantic Poleaxe and Daemon Sword as their 43rd and 44th Fire Isle Treasures in Free Zone.


Imperial Wheel (jGE) has been updated for March 25-29, 2010. Other rewards include Draconic Crossbow and Elite Le Blanc - Fighter. The concept art is available here.


Javelin • Expert Exclusive
ATK 277 • ATK Rating 33
Penetration +5
+10 Fire/Ice/Lightning/Mental ATK
+10% ATK vs. Daemons


Bayonet • Expert Exclusive
ATK 392 • ATK Rating 33
+10 Fire/Ice/Lightning/Mental ATK
+10% ATK vs. Daemons

Lute • Exclusive
ATK 259 • ATK Rating 33
+10 Fire/Ice/Lightning/Mental ATK
+10% ATK vs. Daemons


Special Rod • Expert Exclusive
ATK 308 • ATK Rating 33
Max SP +25%

Body Costume + Hair
Claire Exclusive


Body Costume + Hair
Adelina the Pirate & Adelina Esperanza Exclusive


Body Costume + Hat
Brunie Exclusive

Note (*): French for Angel's Smile.

Update: More screenshots of these costumes are available Kaitaku and Virgin家の女たち2.

Portmanteau IV has been removed from the cash shop of Sword of the New World after only 2 weeks of being released. They are being replaced by Portmanteau V, which includes:

  • Goldentail Magius Costume (Andre) or Veronica Qipao Costume (Karj)
  • Natural Wave Hair (f/wiz)
  • Fairy Wings (90 days)
  • Survival Manual - Expert (15 days)
  • Level 92 Enchantment Chips
  • Upgrade Accelerators
  • Level 100 Enchantment Chips
  • Exp Cards
  • Angler Spinelle
  • Pet Box (Panpan)
  • Great Stones
There is also a 20% bonus drop rate this week. The item of month is now Premium Treasure Chest with a 30% discount.

Upcoming Updates
According to G1-Neume, Reckless Emilia will not be in v4.1 patch due to balance issue. Instead, she will be included in v4.5 patch, along with Asoka and Catherine Torsche.1 They are planning to rename her as Emilia the Necromancer. G1 is expected to receive v4.5 this Summer/Fall.

Also, it looks like the promotional characters (e.g. Adelina the Pirate) will be released in cash shop eventually. See kGE Promo UPCs for more information.

A few other issues of note...

We actually dig how the PanPan pet is working and it is likely he'll remain a Portmanteau pet. We *MAY* switch him for Sith and release him on the Bazaar but I doubt it. I think he's the perfect pet for the Portmanteau.2

We are taking a serious look at tradablity of Bazaar items due to a high fraud volume on Sword. In War Rock we have a 0.03% fraud rate because none of the cash items are tradable. We are more likely to move away from making items tradable (save for Quarter Slots, Warp Slots and Promotion Scrolls). Nothing is final yet but we are in serious discussions regarding this issue. To that end, it is very likely we'll be removing all Passes as rewards since everyone has 75298750928790823 of them. That is a decision still in the works though.3

I didn't mention these items [i.e. Enchant Booster, Upgrade Accelerator] specifically because we're trying to determine whether or not to just make them like currency (since that is how they are working now anyway) which would mean they'd remain tradable. Things like Lacquers WOULD definitely be changed to non-tradable though.4

Preview 2 for v4.6 has been released for kGE. The next update will include a new NPC and expert stance. See also kGE v4.6 Preview 1.

1. Colony War
Added 2 types of maps for colonies - Types A and B. Colony chain system introduced. For details, See Silver Server v4.6.9. There is also another kGE feature article on all the complicated stuffs about the new colony system. See here for details (use Google Translate if needed).


2. Castilla Ruins
The ruins can be entered after completing Castilla Mines mission, up to a maximum of 8 families. A treasure hunt similar to Fire Isle Treasure Hunt will also be added.


3. Mail Box
You can now access the mail box from anywhere using the toolbar.


Visca (Grace) and Pazuzu (STF) trained in Errac and Eastern Bahamar Underground Cave. Boosted by Oreo (Panpan) and the occasional clover, both of them reached Expert Lv.10.

The resident crafters crafted Serpent Rifle and Queen's Sword for Visca (Grace) and Romina. Needing more chips for enchantment, the family gambled with Tiburon in Gigante Port using 106 Lv.96 Enchantment Chips... and ended up with 40 Lv.100 and 25 Lv.92 Enchantment Chips. Tiburon has a tendency to scam chips, but this time the family managed to get away with a slight profit.


The treasure hunters found Vampiric Edge and Grim-Stick as their 41st and 42nd Fire Isle Treasures in Zones 1 and 2. Qilue (f/sco) and Candide (Lorch) reached Lv.100. The only family crafter left to level is Barret (Jose).


This week, the family also refined 21 rough stones using reputation points, and the only HQ jewel produced was HQ Peridot. After 7+ months of being without a clan, the family joined Phalanx clan. The family joined their first colony war in more than a year, and helped out a bit in Bonavista River and Ferruccio Junction.

Sword of the New World introduced a new event and promotion.

Wilbur’s Pigling Parade: March 19-21, 2010
Have your family gather at the Reboldeaux Stone Pit with your Pigling Pet and receive a SURPRISE reward. (No, it is not an AM Box!) Let your Pigling bask in the glory of their 15 minutes of fame. Announcements will be made on your server 10 minutes before the parade begins. There is a limit of one (1) SURPRISE reward per player daily.

Update: The surprise reward is a Lacquer +5: Expert. There will be a system-wide notice announcing the event in 5 min. Then, you make your way to Jack's Place in the Stone Pits (channel 1), and queue up in front of the AM with your pigling pet.


Andre, Karjalain & Soho Trifecta Promotion: March 20-26, 2010
THIS WEEK ONLY! With any $10 or more purchase from the Sword GamersFirst Marketplace - get one (1) Andre Portmanteau I and one (1) Karjalain Portmateau I for FREE! BONUS: Four (4) lucky players that qualified for this promotion will receive a Soho the Fighter UPC Card!!! Please note that injections will take up to 7 – 10 days after the promotion end date.

Starting on March 17, Sword of the New World has introduced Spring Fever Festival (see link for details). The event involves Clovers and Spring Maiden located in Coimbra (H3). The rewards are EXP +30% bonus, Soul Crystals, and more. The Clovers can spawn anywhere where monsters have been killed, including Team Arena and Arsene Circus raid mission.


Using the clover essentially broadcast a server-wide message as Spring Fever Festival > your_typed_message. This event probably will last for more than 2 weeks, since you need to participate for 15 days before qualifying for free Strength Potions.


Capybara (Guarani, "master of the grass") is the largest living rodent in the world. Adult capybaras may grow to 130 cm (4.3 ft) in length, and weigh up to 65 kg (140 lb). They are semi-aquatic mammals found wild in much of South America in densely forested areas near bodies of water. They have a lifespan of 4-8 years in the wild, and are often eaten by jaguar, puma, eagle, and anaconda.


The experts remained in Bahamar Ancient Mineral Cave until maintenance, looting 1 Old Chess Piece and 6 Snail Shells. Pazuzu (STF) and Visca (Grace) reached Expert Lv.9 and retired from Ancient Mineral Cave since Ancient Taurus (Lv.112) is no longer optimal for them. After consuming 1.3-level worth of EXP Cards, the family produced its first Master - Romina!

EXP Cards Consumed = Vet:G x13, L90H x22, L90G x42, L90F x818

Sacharissa (Idge) crafted Elite Metallic Suit as a present for Romina. After 80 Upgrade Accelerators, 2 Veteran +5 Lacquers, and 219 Lv.92 Enchantment Chips, she finally enchanted it to +6 DEF Rating +3, overwriting DEF Rating +2 twice in the process.

Romina acquired 8 Ring Boxes from the Precious Metal Merchant in Auch (G7), and received 2 stance rings - Back-Guard and Install Trap (LOL!), along with Allegretto, Cat's Eye, Incising Attack, Refresh Mind, and more crap rings.

Since the Item Shop is still not opened in Errac yet, the experts reluctantly bought 1,000 Ancient Star Orbs from the scammer NPC in Auch (J7) for 2,000 vis each. (The orbs will be sold in Errac Item Shop for 1,000 vis each.1)

The family found Snake Skin and Cave Stone Piece in Bahamar Underground Cave. They were given to Sierra who opened the shop for Serpent Weapon recipes after relating the story of Uraeus and King of Greed. (In v3.5, the shop will include AR32 tonfa and crescent recipes.)


Along with Selva (Selva), Tlazolteotl (Ania) started training to prepare for the quest to craft Dignite costumes.

This skin was created by Vogelang family from sGE. See Voge's GE Skin. You can download it from Media Fire or File Factory. To set up the client to use skin, see GE User Interface Skins.


The only thing I don't quite like is the scroll bar, which seems a bit too bright compared to the window. You can modify button.bmp to make the scroll bar color fits the window as seen below.

Variant Scroll Bar Color

Portmanteau III will be removed from Sword of the New World's cash shop during this week's maintenance.1 It will be replaced by Portmanteau IV. This week's maintenance will begin at 7pm PST on March 9, 2010.2

Here is the list for Portmanteau IV. Basically this will be the same except for all future costumes boxes. We may make minor changes but nothing too big.3

Fairy Wings (90 days)
Zephyranthes Costume (Andre's) or Clivia Sprite Costume (Karj's)
Survival Manual: Master (15 Days)
Lv.92 Enchantment Chip 3EA
5 Upgrade Accelerators
Lv.100 Enchantment Chip
Lv.90 EXP Card (920,000) 3EA
Angler Spinelle
Tight Arrange Hair
Pet Box (Panpan)
Great Stone 2EA

Other News
There are also a few other noteworthy issues.
  • OoPS Boxes will also be removed during this week's maintenance.4
  • All colonies will be reset during this week's maintenance.5
  • Semilunar (aka Waxing), Gorgeous, and Forgotten Magic stance books will be added to Feso Exchange during this week's maintenance.6
  • The Tiger pet will be available again later this year.7
  • Sword of the New World will not be updating to v3.5.8 This means the game will be updating from v3.4 to v4.0.
It is a pity about v3.5 though. I was hoping to get this update soon for the reduction of upgrade accelerators needed. Oh well.

The 3 stance books in Feso Exchange are priced at 850k feso each. This is unlike other editions, where Forgotten Magic costs 500k feso and the other 2 expert stances cost 1m feso each. The EXP +50% bonus since last maintenance has been removed. See also March 09 Maintenance Change Log.

Since Great Stones became tradable in v3.4, Romina and Visca (Grace) finally bought the stones to learn Equites and Flintlock respectively. Together with Pazuzu (STF), they made their way into Bahamar Ancient Area Zone 4 (Lv.112-115) for the week, looting 5 Old Chess Pieces and 3 Snail Shells.

After maintenance, the base EXP was increased by +50%, so the family took the chance to use Combat Manuals, Witch's Candies, Christmas Socks, and Oreo (Panpan) for Master grind-fest. However, the network came under attack again, and the servers were down for about 3 hours. This was just like what happened a month ago during EXP +50% week.1 In any case, at the end of the week, Visca (Grace) gained 1 level to reached Expert Lv.7, while Romina gained 3 levels to reached Expert Lv.9.


The family also bought a pigling as a new pet for 2,500 Gold, which is worth about 2.5m-2.9m feso in terms of Great Stones. This is very expensive, considering that in other GE editions, the pet costs only 500k feso.2 Still, I got free Gold for winning a forum contest, so I really shouldn't complain. It just seems so costly though. The family named it Cerdotado (Pigling), meaning "gifted pig", after the anti-hero pig comic character.

The family delivered a letter to Louis Arsene III in Bourgogne Palace, and killed the circus master in the end after recruiting the help of 2 Erracan warriors.* Quetzalcoatl (Nar) was named after the Aztec god of the wind, craft, and knowledge. Tlazolteotl (Ania), meaning "filth goddess", was named after the Aztec goddess of sexual vices and purification. Then, they interviewed the captive deputy-leader of Arsene Circus in Auch.

After taking to the captive deputy leader of Arsene Circus, the family accepted her. To give her a new cover identity in the New World, she was named Soteira (Helena) after one of the epithets of Hecate, the Greek goddess of magic and crossroads. The original intent was to name her after Alassra Silverhand, but the system rejected the name because it contained the word ass.

Meanwhile, the rest of the family tried to piece the story together from the information derived from Nar, Ania, Fritz, Emilia, Helena, and Louis Arsene III...

The Story So Far (v3.4)
A secret organization called Stratavista has been around for 3500 years. Those who know of its name are assassinated quickly. In ancient times, the gods ruled over men, and the high priests acted as divine intermediaries. The gods eventually departed, but the imparted knowledge remained. The ancient Erracans built towers that reached the sky and some believed themselves to be gods. Stratavista claimed to be descendants of the ancient high priests, claiming that the progress of human civilization should stop to await the return of the gods. They used ancient divine knowledge to annihilate all who opposed human civilization. Then, they led their followers across the ocean to settle on the continent in the far east, later know as Orpesia. Stratavista vanished from the public, but continued to manipulate the royal families of every country and regulate the development of civilization. Grand Duke Felipe, who was the leader of the Ten Nobles of Vespanola, was merely a member of Stratavista.

Stratavista is opposed by Ferruccio Espada, who was married to the holy maiden of Errac and ascended to seek the power of heaven and the Five Elements needed to wield it. He was assisted by Grand Duke Felipe and Stratavista during the discovery of the "New Continent". Ferruccio cooperated with Dr. Lorenzo to seek the temple of ancient gods in order to acquire grand magic, of which the power of constellations is a low-level aspect. Stratavista found out about this, and had Hernandes, the Number 2 of the Ten Nobles, poisoned Ferruccio. But Ferruccio had a double to perform the duties of Continental Duke, while he secretly investigate the ancient temples. His apparent death was announced to the world, but he survived and disappeared. Helena believes he found the temple of ancient gods.

There is only one temple, but it has many entrances. Ferruccio was searching for the entrance in Katovic region, while Dr. Lorenzo found the 3rd Civilization and was certain an entrance is near Errac. He probably found it, with the young Nar as a guide, and was trying to remove the entrance barrier when he was abducted by Louis Arsene III. The resulting conflict resulted in the Great Explosion that crippled Errac. This was before Arsene Circus was formed. Dr. Lorenzo is now possibly being held hostage by Stratavista. The Arsene Circus was then sent by Grand Duke Felipe to the New World to assassinate Emilia, the daughter of Dr. Lorenzo.

There is also a secret society fighting Stratavista known as Violakea. One of the leaders is Fritz. Simon Ayende mentioned that Fritz is taking his disciples to prepare for a great battle.

Note (*): If anyone is wondering about the extra dialogue between Calyce and Celine in Ania's quest, see IAHGames forum topic [Guide] Ania's Quest or the screenshots taken by von_Utteresk.

Ashardalon Family Profile has been updated.

Premium Treasure Chest (2150 Gold) has been updated for Sword of the New World (v3.4). For a basic idea of how this item works, see SotNW Wikia or Wiki of the New World. You can also talk to Leonardo Express NPC in-game for explanation on how to use Premium Treasure Chest.

Daily Treasure Chest Items
The daily item list can also be accessed by talking to Leonardo Express in-game. If multiple items are listed for a day, you must choose one to receive.

MonSoul Crystal
TueForgotten Area Pass (1 day)
Ancient Area Pass (1 day)
WedTriumph Filler
AM's Boost
ThuEnchant Booster
Andre's Costume Box
Karjalain Box
Eyeglass Box
SatRing Box
Socket Flux
SunBlessed Back Costume (7 day)*

Note (*): This includes Blessed Cherubim Wings, Blessed Chrysalis Wings, Blessed Jabberwock Wings, Blessed Tortoise Shell, Blessed Sign, Blessed Flower Vase, Blessed Treasure Chest, Blessed Anchor, Blessed Crossed Swords, Blessed Nephilim Wings, Blessed Seraphim Wings, Blessed Ivory Bag, Blessed Leaping Croc Bag, Blessed Knapsack, and Blessed Satchel.

Mysterious Treasure Chest Items
If you choose Mysterious Treasure Chest option, you receive a random item from the list below. This list is derived from datatable_premiumtreaurerand.ies inside ies.ipf file of the current v3.4 client.

Item Amount Rate
Combat Manual: Master (7 day) 1 0.5%
Symbol of Sagittarius 1 0.5%
Symbol of Capricorn 1 0.5%
Polish: Veteran 4 0.5%
Metal Armor Crystal - Lv.26 2 1.5%
High Quality Sapphire 2 1.5%
Lv.100 Enchantment Chip 3 1.5%
Leather Armor Crystal - Lv.26 2 1.5%
Melee Weapon Crystal - Lv.26 2 1.5%
Range Weapon Crystal - Lv.26 2 1.5%
Progressive Mithridart 10 2.0%
Recipe - Red Arsene Circus Ticket 1 2.0%
Progressive Painkiller 10 2.0%
Quarters Slot Permit 1 2.0%
Progressive Vitamin 10 2.0%
High Quality Ruby 3 2.0%
Recipe - Blue Arsene Circus Ticket 1 2.0%
Andre's Costume Box 5 2.0%
Karjalain Box 5 2.0%
High Quality Emerald 5 2.5%
Soul Crystal 5 2.5%
Ring Box 2 2.5%
Veteran A EXP Card 1 2.5%
Lv.96 Enchantment Chip 5 2.5%
Warp Scroll Coupon 2 2.5%
Treasure Hunter's Request 1 3.0%
Progressive Analeptic Remedy 10 3.0%
Mysterious Powder 5 3.0%
Lv.90 G EXP Card 6 3.0%
Upgrade Accelerator 2 2.5%
Enchant Booster 5 2.5%
Triumph Filler 5 2.5%
Mystic Potion 5 2.5%
Lv.84 Enchantment Chip 15 2.5%
Lv.92 Enchantment Chip 8 2.5%
Eyeglass Box 5 2.0%
Pure Otite 3 2.0%
Drop Manual - Expert (1 day) 1 2.0%
Recipe - Green Arsene Circus Ticket 1 2.0%
AM's Boost 3 2.0%
Boost Potion 5 2.0%
Defensive Fillers 5 2.0%
Offensive Fillers 5 2.0%
Otite Perfume 1 2.0%
Memoirs: Veteran 5 1.5%
Coat Armor Crystal - Lv.26 2 1.5%
Socket Flux 1 1.5%
Robe Armor Crystal - Lv.26 2 1.5%
Legendary Treasure Book 1 1.5%
Black Oxide 2 1.5%
Damaged Ancient Polish 1 0.5%
Symbol of Taurus 1 0.5%
Symbol of Leo 1 0.5%
Symbol of Aquarius 1 0.5%

Lv.26 Armor Crystals are used for crafting Le Noir and, later in v3.5, Lv.96 elite armors. Lv.26 Weapon Crystals are used to craft several AR31 weapons, such as Werebear Weapons.

Bonus Day Access
According to Panfilicious of Bach, it is possible to get 31 items out of the treasure chest.

Bonus day is the 31st day of the service. Technically, if you activate this item at 12PM, it would expire at 12 PM 30 days later, meaning you can still get the item at the last day at, let's say, 11AM.1

There was a kGE update for v4.6 since Feb 24. See Granado Espada v4.6 Update Preview 1. See also Silver Server v4.6.0 and 散歩道. Preview 2 for v4.6 will be coming up next.

1. Castilla
New areas have been added - Castilla, available for Lv.100+ characters. New NPC quests have been added.


2. Mine Exploration
Mine mission has been added for 1 to 8 families. The mission is free once per day. Additional times require use of Ancient Relics. The latter is gained by exchanging Pieces of Ancient Relics at the relic exchanger.


After defeating a boss, one of the 3 treasure chests (see below) will appear. Clicking on the Treasure Chest will trigger the Roulette action which rewards item.


Certain mineral drops can also be traded for compensation.

3. Continental Map
The continental map has been updated. The expanded map can be viewed by right-clicking and dragging.


4. Medal Decoration
Medal mounting features have been added, accessible via Ctrl-L. Decorations of other families can be viewed via profiles.


5. Costumes
Navy uniform costumes added for musketeer (m/f), Auch Infantry (f), and Romina.


6. Group Chat
Group Chat has been enhanced. You can now view a list of public groups to join. You can also designate public or private when creating a new group. General Chat window has also been updated.


7. Hide Mission Participant List
You can now hide the list of participants inside a mission. Good grief, that thing is a bloody nuisance which blocks all the system text.


8. Rename Barrack/Quarter
You can now name your barrack/quarter.


Sometimes, you might want to find out the latency between your client and the server. This is where ping comes in. For v3.4+ clients, you can ping the server in-game by typing /pingtest into the chat window. The resulting number is the number of seconds it takes to send and receive the data.


The following is a wonderful ping result for Orpesia server during one of the random lag spikes... Yes, it's a glorious 72 seconds! My characters were literally just standing there and getting hit for over a minute. I want to use an Ancient Area Pass today, but with this kind of connection, I wonder if I should even bother...