Update v27.96.08 v27.93.80 delayed to May 30, 2017. Best Blowout Support Event until July 04.  

Granado Espada: Renaissance has added 7 new poses. Click on the thumbnails below for full-size screenshots of the poses. The pose names are derived from kGE client's database. Actual pose names may be subject to localization.

There is also a hidden pose for squatting, which isn't inside the database yet. It seems unfinished at the moment, as Helena (and probably some other characters) doesn't have the pose yet.


On a related note, Ramiro is running around groping random women in towns. Screenshot below taken from kGE Screen Board.


Sword 2 (v1.0.7) has officially launched today, after being in Open Beta since June 2. The cash shop has been updated with the following items:

  • Citadel of the Gods Pass (1-day): 800 Gold
  • Skill Reset Manual: 1,000 Gold
  • 10 Summon Friend Scrolls: 100 Gold
The feso shop has been updated with the following items:
  • Stance Books - Amicus, Testis, Rapida Espada, Cauchemar: 500,000 feso
  • Summon Friend Scroll: 15,000 feso
Now, the price of Citadel of the Gods (aka Sacred Chaos Requiem) Pass is just ridiculous. This is because Secret Area Pass allows a player access to Secret Citadel of the Gods (i.e. non-PK version of the same map) for 200 Gold. Who in the right mind will spend 4 times the price just to go into a PK-enabled version of the same dungeon?

G1-Neume said the pass price is a mistake, and will be fixed in the next patch.1 No date is given, but my guess is next maintenance since changing one number shouldn't be that difficult. Ancient Area Pass costs 125 Gold, so a proper pricing should be about 150 or 175 Gold.

X-Trap has also been updated to 2779. See Sword 2 Official Launch and Sword 2 Patch Notes for more information.

EXP Boost +30% Event
EXP rates has been increased by +30% until July 20, 2010. Here's something to be thankful for, at least.

Patch 118263
Updated various data tables in ies.ipf.
Updated (.xml) files in uixml folder of ui.ipf for user interface.

Patch 118307
Updated datatables in ies.ipf.
Updated shared.ipf for feso shop.

Patch 118316
Updated datatable_itemcharge.ies in ies.ipf.

http://yfrog.com/9dmasterscojThe experts spent 2 days in Secret Citadel of the Gods (aka Sacred Chaos Requiem), farming Assassin Gloves, 675 Veteran B (1.4m) EXP Cards, and some Rough Stones. Qilue (f/sco) finally reached Master level. Unfortunately, her Enhanced Tactics is still not yet mastered, so she will be having more training. She used 13 Socket Fluxes to open the 2nd socket on her Silver Rosario, so now she finally have enough SP to use the skills from Enhanced Tactics.

Soteira (Helena) spent a day in Ancient Mineral Cave, where Cthulhu (Poppet) looted 1 Old Chess Piece and 1 Snail Shell. However, the emergency maintenance pretty much wasted the pass.

Romina raided Arsene Circus for Elite Grim Wraith Recipe, Elite Black Dragon Recipe, and Assassin Gloves. Gigante Poleaxe, The Black Dragon, 3 Lv.100 Enchantment Chips, and 6 Veteran G (14m) EXP Cards were found inside 4 Arsene's Treasure Chests.

Premium Treasure Chest provided the following this week:

  1. Eyeglass Box x5
  2. Progressive Nutrition x10
  3. Symbol of Aries x1
  4. Triumph Filler x5
  5. [Lost] Soul Crystal x1
  6. [Lost] Soul Crystal x1
  7. Eyeglass Box x5
Adorabelle (f/ele) looted Symbol of Aquarius, Symbol of Cancer, and Symbol of Capricorn from 9 Team Arena missions. Eventually, she reached Expert Lv.10. Her Occultism and Augury stances were only at Lv.20 and Lv.1 respectively, so it looked like she won't make it before becoming a Master as well. The pioneers really need to have Training Potions (see ABS Loot: Other Finds) in Orpesia server.

The family refined and exchanged all the Rough Stones collected this week, and received 2 HQ Spodumenes, 1 GQ Obsidian, and 1 GQ Bloodstone. After opening 10 Ring Boxes, they got Levitation Ring and Enduring Melody Ring. Bleh. Qilue (f/sco) still needs a Principal Ring.

Karjalesia (Karjalain) crafted 3 Made Necklaces, and used 29 Lv.96 Enchantment Chips to enchant one necklace with 2 stat boost enchantments. Naturally, Adorabelle (f/ele) got this necklace.


I have extracted the default UI skin for Granado Espada: Renaissance (v5.0). I have also made the following changes to the skin.

  1. Added transparency for character info panel (charbaseinfo.tga).
  2. Modified mini-map (minimap.tga) so that its bottom isn't cropped by v4.1 client.
  3. Modified personal shop icons and added sword image to quest pop-up button in button.tga.
There are 5 files in this skin which are not used by v4.1 client. These are reinforce_image.tga, slotbar.tga, startbutton.tga, systemmenubtn.tga, and targetframe.tga. I did not test it for v4.5, but it should work fine. Maybe someone can try it out in the new sGE client, and post a comment here if it works or if there's any problem. Thanks.


To set up the skin, do the following:
  1. Download renaissance_skin.zip from MegaUpload or SendSpace.
  2. Unzip the file into Granado Espada\release\user\skin folder.
  3. Start the game launcher, and click Config button.
  4. Check Enable User Skin and click Save.
  5. Start the game client.

GE-Korea has released Magic Circle 6, available from June 26 to July 07, 2010. The other top loot is Valeria character card + 100 Ring Boxes + 3 Crystal Wings (90-days).

Violeta Costume + Violeta Hat • Reckless Emilia
Bristian Colonel Costume + Colonel Cut (Hair) • Eduardo

Imperial Wheel XI (GE-JP) has been released for June 25-29, 2010, introducing more Gemstone Weapons and Constellation Costumes (Cancer and Capricorn). See the news article 「インペリアルホイール 第11弾」開催!! for the announcement. See also Costume Catalogue for more art. Other rewards include Draconic Saber.


Dagger • Expert Exclusive
ATK 196 • ATK Rating 33
DEF Penetration +10


Rod • Expert Exclusive
ATK 308 • ATK Rating 33
Mental ATK +40, Max SP +15%

Pistol • Expert Exclusive
ATK 277 • ATK Rating 33
Ice ATK +40, Accuracy +20

Blunt • Expert Exclusive
ATK 261 • ATK Rating 33
Lightning ATK +40


Body Costume + Hat
Lisa Exclusive

Body Costume + Hair
Garcia Exclusive


Leather (Scout) • Expert Exclusive
DEF 197 • DEF Rating 30
Max HP +1500, Max SP +100

Sword 2 has received 2 patches this maintenance. It is mainly changing any remaining references to Sword of the New World as game name. In addition, the Holy Water Chamber mission has been activated. See Weekly Maintenance and Maintenance Change Log.

Patch 117855
Updated database_locale.ies in ies.ipf.

Patch 117859
Updated ge.exe, updater.config.xml, updater.option.xml, and updater.skin.swf for launcher.

GE-SG will be updating to v4.5.8 on June 24, 2010. However, some content will be locked (i.e. inaccessible until later), including Expert Stances (Blunt/Shotgun/Lute/Cannon), Catherine Torsche, and Asoka.

For more information, see the related links below.
Sigh. I wish Sword 2 had detailed articles and patch notes like this (see the first link above). Lots of new raid information are listed in the sub-articles.

Launch Events
There is EXP Boost +100% from June 24 to July 01, 2010. See Now Or Never! Leveling Opportunity!. There is also a promotion for purchasing game credits online. See Play hard is passe, try PLAYING HARDER!.

Sword 2: Revelations & Asoka
Some more news for Sword 2 is available as well. I assume Sword 2: Revelations will be v4.5. For more on Collector's Edition box, see G1 E3 News. Note that Asoka can only be recruited via a quest in GE-JP, and even that quest is available only during that specific event. See Asoka Visits Japan.

Our current plan is to patch Sword 2: Revelations in August or September. [Source]

We've made the decision to release the Sword 2 Patch Notes with the release of Sword 2 later this Summer. There are so many changes happening, it is hard to sit down and write them all up. But we will. [Source]

Due to major grumbling from imcGAMES, it appears we will be switching Asoka for Sorceress Emilia in the Collector's Edition. So the box will include both Emilia the Sage and Asoka. At the moment that is the only way to get the character planned. [Source]

  1. Asoka has no quest. She is intended to be the rarest UPC in the game.
  2. There is NO way we would sell her directly on the Feso shop or the Bazaar per imcGAMES' instructions.
  3. We are selling the CE online and will ship worldwide as previously stated.
  4. It is possible we will have more boxes available and we are still in talks with imcGAMES about this. One option that has arisen is having just an Asoka box or just an Emilia (Sorceress or Sage not sure yet) box. This would drive the price closer to $75 where we'd like it.
  5. If you are expecting Asoka to be available to everyone, CHANGE YOUR EXPECTATION. She's rare, not everyone will get her no matter how we implement her.
Oh yeah, and like War Rock's CE, it will be limited to one per household AND account. [Source]

So from this thread what I am gathering is... people are QQing for the addition of Asoka in the CE box??! If not in the CE box, Asoka will be available at a later point in time by some other means. So you don't want us to give you Asoka by ONE more additional method? [Source]

After training in Frozen Wastes and Bahamar Underground Cave, Adorabelle (f/ele) reached Expert Lv.9. She found 2 Qualified Leather Belt Recipes in Frozen Wastes. She and Qilue (f/sco) continued to train their new expert stances.


Adorabelle (f/ele) looted 2 Symbols of Virgo, Symbol of Sagittarius, Symbol of Taurus, Le Noir (Wizard) Recipe, and Elite Pendera Jacket Recipe from 12 Team Arena missions. Arsene Circus yielded Chevalier Greaves and Elite La Ventisca Recipe. Siren's Scale Recipe, 3 Lv.100 Enchantment Chips, and 5 White Gold Bars were found inside 3 Arsene's Treasure Chests.

Premium Treasure Chest provided the following this week:
  1. L90H (920k) EXP Card x6
  2. Mystic Potion x5
  3. Progressive Analeptic Remedy x10
  4. Lv.26 Leather Armor Crystal x2
  5. Symbol of Scorpio x1
  6. Veteran G (14m) EXP Card x1
  7. L100 Enchantment Chip x3


Anyway, there was a bit of drama this week as players dragged mobs on each other in Novia's Parlor. Some were enjoying Anathema's new skill, Destruction, to send dead characters from the raid site to the quarters. While waiting for the spawn, I took some more screenshots of the place.


GE-KR has released Granado Espada: Renaissance (v5.0). The new patch included 3 new weapons and 2 new costumes. The weapon recipes can be acquired from Joaquin Underground Prison raid mission (v5.0). For their crafting materials, see Book of Wind: Silver Server v5.0.3. For comparison with other AR32 weapons, see Wordwood: Granado Espada Items.

Polearm • ATK 373 • ATK Rating 32 • ATK Speed -5% • Expert Exclusive


Blunt • ATK 282 • ATK Rating 32 • ATK Speed -5% • Expert Exclusive


Great Sword • ATK 465 • ATK Rating 32 • ATK Speed -15% • Expert Exclusive


Body Costume + Hat • Emilia the Lunatic (aka Reckless Emilia) Exclusive


Body Costume + Hat • Fighter Exclusive


Sword2 has received 3 patches during this week's maintenance, mostly minor bug fixes and text changes. See Weekly Maintenance.

Patch 117445
Updated datatable_locale.ies in ies.ipf.

Patch 117469
Updated uixml\contextpet.xml, uixml\refinelumin.xml, and uixml\versioninfo.xml in ui.ipf.
Updated the following files in ies.ipf.

  • datatable_buff.ies
  • datatable_info.ies
  • datatable_itembundle.ies
  • datatable_itemcharge.ies
  • datatable_item_consume.ies
  • datatable_item_costume.ies
  • datatable_item_etc.ies
  • datatable_job.ies
  • datatable_loadingtext.ies
  • datatable_map.ies
  • datatable_mission.ies
  • datatable_monster.ies
  • datatable_monsterai.ies
  • datatable_monster_shape.ies
  • datatable_tip.ies
  • datatable_warp.ies
  • npcgen_auch_basic.ies
  • npcgen_bah_basic.ies
  • npcgen_btl_sed01.ies
  • npcgen_btl_ust03.ies
  • npcgen_dun_bah01.ies
  • npcgen_dun_bah04.ies
  • npcgen_dun_bah04_nonpk.ies
  • npcgen_dun_bah05.ies
  • npcgen_dun_sed04.ies
  • npcgen_dun_sed04_nonpk.ies
  • npcgen_dun_ust04.ies
  • npcgen_dun_ust04_2.ies
  • npcgen_dun_ust05.ies
  • npcgen_dun_ust05_nonpk.ies
  • npcgen_reb_basic.ies
  • npcgen_reb_req.ies
  • usa\datatable_map.ies
Patch 117474
Updated uixml\loginui.xml in ui.ipf.

Game Version Number
As you may have noticed, the version number went up after maintenance from v1.0.1 to v1.0.5. I was hoping that G1 will at least maintain version consistency so it will be easy for players to reference other editions of Granado Espada. (By version consistency, I mean, for example if Sword2 v1.0.1 = GE v4.1.2, then Sword2 v1.0.5 = GE v4.1.6, etc. Basically, add a fixed number like 3.1.1 to Sword2 version number to get the version number of other GE.)

And referencing other GE editions is very useful, because up to now, G1 still haven't release the freaking patch notes for v4.1.2! (You can check Book of Wind: Patch Notes for kGE versions.) But nuuu! They just have to mess around with the version number to make it look "original".

Facebook Event
Sword2 Facebook is collecting "friends" for some freebies - 1k = Premium Wing Coupon, 5k = Veteran Promotion Scroll + Premium Wing Coupon, and 10k = 100% EXP Boost. See GoGo #Sword2 and Free Premium Wing Coupon.

This event just reminds me of a South Park episode aired in April 2010 about collecting Facebook "friends", entitled You Have 0 Friends. You can watch it online at South Park Episode Player or read a synopsis at Wikipedia.

Qilue (f/sco) learnt Enhanced Tactics, but the lag in Underground Cave was making it hard for the experts to train the new stances. So, the experts decided to take a break instead. Maimonides (m/mus) and Sylune (Calyce) reached Veteran Lv.5 and Lv.2, while training Soteira (Helena) in Via Fluvial. Quetzalcoatl (Nar) and Barret (Jose) also received some training by Jack.


Adorabelle (f/ele) looted Symbol of Aquarius, Symbol of Gemini, Symbol of Leo, 2 Symbols of Taurus, Elite Bone Frame Armor Recipe, Elite La Ventisca Recipe, and Corsair Rosso [DEF +13, Movement 17%, Fire RES +11, DEF Rating +3] from 13 Team Arena missions. Finally, after weeks of farming, the family has a complete set of symbols. Romina looted Aiming Gloves, Assassin Gloves, and Mystic Shoes from Arsene's Circus. Arsene's Treasure Chests dropped Carbon Gaiters and 6 Veteran G (14m) EXP Cards.

Yellow and Red Rough Stones were refined using 21 Mystery Powders into HQ Obsidian, HQ Spodumene, GQ Obsidian, 2 GQ Bloodstones, and other jewels. Other jewels were thrown into the Jewel Exchanger, resulting in HQ Bloodstone, HQ Spodumene, and HQ Obsidian.

Premium Treasure Chest provides the following this week:
  1. [Win1] HQ Emerald x5, Mystic Potion x3
  2. [Lost] Soul Crystal x1
  3. L90H (920k) EXP Card x6
  4. Veteran Polish x4
  5. Eyeglass Box x5
  6. L84 Enchantment Chip x15
  7. HQ Emerald x5

Premium Treasure Chest (2150 Gold) has been updated for Sword 2 v1.0.1 (GE-US v4.1.2). 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
TueLegendary Treasure Chest
Triumph Filler
AM's Boost
Enchant Booster10
Upgrade Accelerator
Socket Flux
FriLv.26 Weapon/Armor Crystal1
SatWings (7 days)2
SunRing Box
Eyeglass Box

1 Choose any one: melee weapon, shoot weapon, metal armor, leather armor, coat armor, or robe armor. Strangely, magic weapon crystal is not listed.
2 Choose any one: Lucifer's Wings, Devil's Wings, Phoenix Wings, Baphomet Horn, Sylphic Wings, or Fairy Wings.

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 v4.1.2 client.

Metal Armor Crystal - Lv.2621.5%
High Quality Sapphire21.5%
Lv.100 Enchantment Chip31.5%
Leather Armor Crystal - Lv.2621.5%
Melee Weapon Crystal - Lv.2621.5%
Shoot Weapon Crystal - Lv.2621.5%
Progressive Mithridart102.0%
Recipe - Red Arsene Circus Ticket12.0%
Progressive Painkiller102.0%
Quarters Slot Permit12.0%
Progressive Vitamin102.0%
High Quality Ruby32.0%
Recipe - Blue Arsene Circus Ticket12.0%
Andre's Costume Box52.0%
Karjalain Box52.0%
High Quality Emerald52.0%
Soul Crystal53.0%
Ring Box22.5%
Veteran G EXP Card13.0%
Lv.96 Enchantment Chip53.0%
Warp Scroll Coupon23.0%
Progressive Analeptic Remedy103.0%
Mysterious Powder53.0%
Lv.90 H EXP Card63.0%
Upgrade Accelerator23.0%
Enchant Booster53.0%
Triumph Filler53.0%
Mystic Potion52.5%
Lv.84 Enchantment Chip152.5%
Lv.92 Enchantment Chip82.0%
Eyeglass box52.0%
Pure Otite32.0%
Drop Manual - Expert (1 day)12.0%
Recipe - Green Arsene Circus Ticket12.0%
AM's Boost32.0%
Boost Potion52.0%
Defensive Fillers52.0%
Offensive Fillers52.0%
Otite Perfume11.5%
Memoirs: Veteran51.5%
Coat Armor Crystal - Lv.2621.5%
Socket Flux11.5%
Robe Armor Crystal - Lv.2621.5%
Black Oxide21.5%
Damaged Ancient Polish10.5%
Polish: Veteran40.5%
Combat Manual: Master (7 Day)10.5%
Symbol of Libra10.5%
Symbol of Taurus10.5%
Symbol of Leo10.5%
Symbol of Aquarius10.5%
Symbol of Aries10.5%
Symbol of Pisces10.5%
Symbol of Scorpio10.5%
Symbol of Sagittarius10.5%
Symbol of Capricorn10.5%
Symbol of Gemini10.5%

Athena (f/fig) finally mastered Hanging Guard, and acquired The Wasp (rapier) from Lightning Gate. Adorabelle (f/ele) started training Occultism and Augury after using 2 Symbols of Pisces. Dumping the unwanted jewels into the new Jewel Exchanger, they got 1 HQ Spodumene and 2 HQ Obsidian.


Meanwhile, Soteira (Helena) came along with the veterans to the Land of the Dead. There was a new NPC there along with the Door of Doubt... Fighting off zombies trying to eat her brain, Soteria (Helena) soon became a veteran herself and learnt Forgotten Magic.

After struggling with intermittent lag (168.5s ping!), they refined 84 Pure Otites with 64 Mysterious Powders. Some were used to craft Silver Rosario. Enchanting the rosario is like enchanting hammers and controllers... After getting lots of blanks, they decided to use Enchant Boosters and finally got some decent enchantments.


Max. Enchantment Limit for Silver Rosario:
DEF Rating +2, Max SP +20%, Max HP +15%, DEF +5, Fire/Ice/Lightning RES +8

Romina returned from Arsene Circus with Aiming Gloves and Chevalier Gauntlets. Arsene's Treasure Chest dropped Lv.100 Daemon Sword. Miata (Lv.69 Claire) got nothing out of summoning 5 Treasure Golems and 3 Chimeras in the low-level dungeons. Adorabelle (f/ele) looted Symbol of Libra, Symbol of Aries, and Symbol of Scorpio from 10 Team Arenas.


As if the lag in Land of the Dead wasn't enough, the family spent some time in Gigante Beach with Ahab (Alejandro) and got the new record ping of 336.75s! I bet other players on the beach think my shooters have ran out of bullets...

The family also purchased Premium Treasure Chest and received the following this week:
  1. [Draw] Offensive Filler x5
  2. [Win2] AM's Boost x3, HQ Emerald x5, L84 Enchantment Chip x15
  3. [Lost] Soul Crystal x1
  4. [Lost] Soul Crystal x1
The family received a quest mail to return to Errac on an issue regarding Holy Water Chamber in Al Quetz Moreza. The masters will probably visit there next week. Fritz and his martial arts challenge is just going to have to wait. There is no need to rush and complete everything so soon, leaving yourself with nothing to do in the months to come.

There were several also instanced raids available, but the family lacked either the materials required to access them, or the proper gear to do solo-raids (which most people seem to be doing). Bleh. The family heard reports of vast EXP rates and EXP Cards in the new Caebolan premium dungeon, but since there is only 1 Primordial Pass in the vault, it will be kept for the future in case of EXP Boost events.

GE-Korea has released a new GM Special Attack article on Granado Espada: Renaissance, which is supposed to be a new revision of the game. More to be revealed on June 17, 2010...

Toolbar has been revised. Added server clock (hell, yes!) and buttons for music, screen capture, and... something else. Zone map modified to color NPC names with ongoing quests.

You can customize your quarters/barracks even further... Current enchantments are now displayed in Enchant UI window. No need to move mouse over the item for each chip you used anymore.

Shiny Crystals are acquired from monster drops and quest rewards. They can be used to...
  • Buy pioneer equipment and potions from NPC
  • Insert into sockets as weak rumins (aka jewels)
  • Promote characters (but no stat, AR/DR increase) without Promotion Scrolls
  • Acquire veteran stance books (e.g. Mighty Cruz) without Mystery Powders

Update: For more shiny crystal information, see [GM TIP] 빛나는 수정.

Revised tutorial with immersion into world history and game story plots. Added new in-game character guides.

Added details for Quest window. Quest difficulty reduced. Added character wardrobe to preview costumes.

Costumes are now in a separate inventory tab. Several characters become free to recruit, including Irawan, Soso, Baek Ho, Angie, Calyce, Rio, Eduardo, and Kurt.

Enchantment Chips (up to Lv.84) are now sold by NPC. You need to complete certain quests before you are allowed to save start point in selected towns.


The philosophers' stone is a legendary alchemical substance, supposedly capable of turning base metals, especially lead, into gold, essentially an early attempt at nuclear transmutation. It was also sometimes believed to be an elixir of life, useful for rejuvenation and possibly for achieving immortality. For a long time, it was the most sought-after goal in Western alchemy, meditated upon by alchemists like Sir Isaac Newton, Nicolas Flamel, and Frater Albertus.

Sword 2 Open Beta v1.0.1 (GE-US v4.1.2) has been released on its live servers after a 15-hours maintenance. Patch notes will be released later, and will be linked here once available. See also the following v4.1.2 Update Previews on v3.5 System Update and Stances & Skills.

Cash Shop and Feso Shop will not be updated as yet, as well as the Holy Water Chamber mission. These will be available in another patch, probably within 2 weeks.1 Reckless Emilia and Asoka are also not available, as previously announced.2

See Sword 2 Patch Notes.

Spot A Text Bug?
During Open Beta, you can win Golden Archangel's Wings, Constellation Symbols, Constellation Weapon, and Lv.92 Elite Armor in Spot A Text Bug event.

New Annoying Hot Key?
Some players have complaint here about the new hot key (Shift-D) for Secret Guard Lobby. You can remove this hot key (and any others you don't want) by using a user-defined hot-key (.xml) file, and then deleting the following line for Shift-D command:

<hotkey name="(#?)0052265(##)UI Secret Guard Waiting Board(?#)" scp="OpenSecretGuardWaitListUI()" key="D" usealt="NO" usectrl="NO" useshift="YES" onedit="YES">

Save and restart the game client. You can still access Secret Guard Lobby via main menu at the top-left corner of the screen.