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

Asoka has been released in Granado Espada: Russia since April 20, 2011 in random boxes sold via Cash Shop. The sale of boxes has been extended to May 4, 2011. Other loot includes Jade Phraxi and Raid Phraxi costumes for scouts. See Асока уже в Новом Свете! and Сундуки в продаже до 4 мая!.





[Sword2] Unleashing Asoka
Quinzel has updated information regarding Asoka Limited Edition Set here. There will be only 500 sets, and each will include Asoka Character Card, 3 Silver Phoenix Wings (permanent), and 13100 Gold.

The first 250 sets will become available on May 3, 2011 (5pm PST), and the remaining 250 sets will become available on May 4, 2011 (9am GMT). Each set costs USD 85.00.

According to this, Kurenai will be released shortly after the limited edition sets. [Sect of Moonlight] stance book will "very likely" become available in Feso Shop "close to around Asoka LE set release".


We knew going in, not everyone was going to be able to afford her. The reality is we can only have about 1000 of her in game. That is a "forever" number not a "right now" number. That being the case we wanted to offer a guaranteed way to get her. This is it. We may offer her as prizes in events, as super rare in random boxes, or a super rare promotion benefit. But that is it. If you want to guarantee you will have her this is your only opportunity.

This is really an offer for our top 1-5% of buyers. We know they have the capital and generally look at this as an easy choice. Everyone else will need to wait and when they get a chance at her it will never be a 100% guarantee. The luxury of having her now and knowing for a FACT you will have her is easily worth the price. The rest of the items in the pack are gifts. I say that knowing I am in that top 2% and I will be buying her as soon as she is out.

All in all, I think there are a lot of people here saying that they won't buy her but will end up with her in their family come next week. We saw the same reaction to the War Rock CE. We initially thought that we'd never sell through the number of units we had allotted. Then we sold through all of them and more!

There is a lot of noise in thread from people who thought they would be able to get her. I think the big mistake we made was not being clear about her price at the get go. In hindsight it was unfair to raise hopes like that. Though in our defense we thought being clear on the quantities we had available would indicate the price would be high. That was a bad assumption on our part and we are sorry. In the future, we'll be much clearer. [Source]

The reality is, we do feel the price is worth what is being sold. Even if we don't sell through all 500 this week, we'll have more to sell in other ways later. The real goal here was to give players a chance to get her GUARANTEED! imcGAMES and HanbitSoft both wanted to just keep her rare in a random box or something. We'll do that but we feel there are players who have the capital and who have supported us who deserve a chance to just pick her up without getting hand cramps trying to click random boxes.

This [limitation of 1000 Asokas] was dictated by imc. We fought to raise the limit. They wanted it MUCH lower. [Source]

No actually it would not. In a box she would have a rate nearer to 1/1000 which means it would take well over $80 to get her. Add to that the chance that at that rate you could spend $1000 and still not get her. [Source]

Magic Circle 16 (Korea) is now available until May 11, 2011. Other rewards include [Innocentio] stance book, 3 Rose Wings (90 days), 100 Ring Boxes, and 10 Principal Ampules.


Capitaine Costume + Hair • Male Musketeer
Black Pearl Costume + Hat • Adelina Esperanza

Note that Adelina the Pirate is unable to use Black Pearl Costume Set. More screenshots are available at 이번 신규 코스튬... (Korean Screen Board).

Granado Espada: Japan has released a new web game named Treasure Shooting. The first installment will be available from April 28 to May 02, 2011. See the catalogue 『グラナドエスパダ』日本オリジナルコスチューム大事典 for more concept art. This month's installment introduces the new Fallen Angel's Curse (堕ちた天使の「呪い」) weapon series. Other items include Fate of Castilla (DEF 232, DR31 metal armor). Click on image below for full-size view.


Zweihander of Soul
Great Sword • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 458 • Expert Exclusive
ATK +5% (22) • Penetration +4 • Fire/Ice/Lightning/Mental ATK +3 • ATK Speed -15%

Cannon of Detractor
Cannon • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 531 • Expert Exclusive
ATK +5% (26) • Penetration +4 • Fire/Ice/Lightning/Mental ATK +3

Hammer of Sloth
Blunt • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 261 • Expert Exclusive
ATK +5% (13) • Penetration +4 • Fire/Ice/Lightning/Mental ATK +3

Wind of First Costume Set
Body Costume + Hair • Claire

Camisa de Soldado Blanc Costume
Body Costume • Fighter

Capitaine Costume Set
Body Costume + Hair • Male Wizard
Previously released in Magic Circle XII (Korea).


Imperial Wheel R7 (Japan) has also been released. The featured weapons are Dragon (AR32) sword, rifle, blunt and shield. The featured costumes are the 3 costumes listed above in Treasure Shooting, as well as Cattleya costume for Hellena (previously released in Imperial Wheel: Jan 2010).

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強気のごひゃくえん
トレジャーシューティング, also featuring Loli Panty Shot

Server Time: 2pm daily
Location: Thueringen Lakeside (E5), Reboldeaux Queen's Gate (F9/G9)
Squad Size: 1-10 families
Duration: 30 minutes

This is a daily event mission (since v3.2 to v5.0) that can be completed solo easily and quickly. The main problem may be being active at 2pm (server time). If you can be around at that time, just do a quick run for free Enchantment Chips and maybe some other loot. This mission will be revised in a future update. See Revised Joaquin Barrier (Siege) for details.

Note that there is another event mission called Joaquin Barrier (Defense) which occurs at 2am daily and is considerably harder to solo due to the massive amount of mobs spawning to destroy your colonies. In Sword 2 (v5.0), the server notice for Joaquin Barrier (Defense) erroneously say that it is Joaquin Barrier (Siege) instead. You can tell them apart by looking at the in-game clock - one is in the morning, the other is in the afternoon.



For Lv.3 mission (channel 1), the mobs consist of L112-115 Undead/Golem from Prison de Joaquin. The mini-bosses include Jabberwock Captain (L112 Undead) and Dragon Head (L112 Golem).

First, destroy the 4 Enemy's Homes (L117 Other, 1053 HP) indicated in the map above. Like all colonies, they have very high DEF, so use fast attackers like Musketeers (Outrage Shot) if possible. Once this is done, there will be a zone notice saying, "The boss monster has appeared in the center. An enemy home has appeared in the center." Gullfaxi (L117 Undead) will then appear in the middle over the last Enemy's Home (L100 Other, 1900 HP), surrounded by several Fire/Ice/Lightning/Siege-Cannon Turrets (L15 Other).


Gullfaxi is non-aggressive, and will not attack unless attacked. The turrets can inflict status debuff like [Shock], [Burn], and [Freeze]. Destroy the turrets first, if necessary. Kill Gullfaxi for loot, then destroy the last Enemy's Home to complete the mission. Upon mission completion, all families will be moved to the start point, where 10 Treasure Chests await opening (1 per family).

Gullfaxi can drop Symbol of Capricorn, Le Noir, L84 Elite Equipment, L92-100 Enchantment Chips, and Pure Gold Bar. The other monsters drop loot like their non-mission counterparts, including Shiny Crystal and Mega Talt. The treasure chests drop loot similar to all other event missions (e.g. Team Arena, Infiltration), including EXP Cards, Skill Ring, Enchantment Chip, L100/L84E Equipment, and Event Cash Shop Consumables (e.g. Boost Potion, Teleport Scroll).


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Quetzalcoatl (Nar) borrowed a +7 Cha'ac's Vengeance (aka Hestia) to finally master his Waxing (aka Semilunar) stance. Ishtar (Valleria) reached Expert Lv.2, and started training Enhanced Tactics (Lv.1 → 23) stance. The family also recruited Ryuk (Lv.60 Kurt), who was named after the black death god featured in Death Note manga. Together, they spent a day in the Secret Citadel within Caebolan, and Ryuk (Kurt) eventually reached Expert Lv.1 and acquired Grim Rapiere (Lv.1 → 22) stance. Also, Sir Lyndon will refuse to speak with the family, if either baron character is in the team.

Ryuk (Kurt) with Hellspit (fire rapier) and The Wasp (lightning rapier); Rem (Eduardo) with Enhanced Silver Baron.

The weekly raid loot for this week consisted of Symbol of Aquarius and Symbol of Cancer from Team Arena, Symbol of Taurus, Symbol of Virgo, and Elite Le Blanc (wiz) Recipe from Griffon mission, Marcia Poleax Recipe and Qualified Belt from Joaquin Underground Prison, Elite Le Noir (mus) Recipe and Artisan's Leather Belt Recipe from Torsche's Basement, and Elite Variltorta Recipe from Arsene's Secret Vault.

The family bought Grim Rapiere Ring and Augury (aka Occult Assistance) Ring. Adorabelle (f/ele) upgraded the latter ring, and accidentally clicked too fast while enchanting, wiping out INT+2 enchantment and wasting 245 Veteran Enchantment Chips. *head desk*

The family experienced 3 disconnections this week. One Joaquin raid failed (time out) because the squad was reduced to 2 families by the time we get to Testormento as a result of disconnections by squad members. The massive lag didn't help either.

Asoka will be released in Sword 2 with 500 limited edition sets. Each set includes Asoka Character Card, 13100 Gold, and 3 Silver Phoenix Wings (Permanent). The release date is "Soon™". See Asoka Limited Edition Set Coming Soon for the official notice.

The notice doesn't mention Sect of Moonlight stance book. In some game editions, the book was sold in Feso Shop, but not always. In Singapore servers, it was released in their web game instead (see [HCOF] Launch of Asoka). I hope a G1 staff would clarify this... Soon™, of course. It would be LOL if they release a 2nd limited edition set for the stance book without character card. But G1 doesn't seem so driven to milk cash cows, so it probably won't be so bad.


Asoka Update
According to Quinzel here, Kurenai will be released shortly after the limited edition sets. [Sect of Moonlight] stance book will "very likely" become available in Feso Shop "close to around Asoka LE set release". The exact launch time will be announced about 48 hours in advance.


 Earth Day Event & Promotion
There will also be Earth Day events giving out free Gold and Lacquer +7: General during April 22-24, 2011. See Attack of the Plants. Buy 500 Gold and get 10 Earth Stones free. See Earth Day Promotion.



[GE-SG] Angelic Cannon & Blue Serpents
Angelic Cannon (AR 33) will be released in Hellena's Circus of Fate web game for Singapore servers. Blue Serpent (wiz) costumes, La Chevre Cornue Fidele costume set (Gavin/Garcia), and Cockatrice Pet Box are also released. See [HCOF] Cannonball! and [HCOF] Blue Serpent Series, New Pets and More!!!.


There is also a revision on how much G-Points you get for buying certain game credit pre-paid cards. See [G-points] The Great Price Equalizer!.

Granado Espada: Vietnam will be launching Viron (v6.3) patch on April 26, 2011. The patch will contain Raven, along with the various forest maps of the Devil's Island. For more v6.3 details, see GE-SG Update v6.3.

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It is possible to change the default chat color to the yellow text used for item links.



To do this, simply type the following into the chat window:


($?)012345678901234567890($$)(ItemName)(?$)

The bold text above can be replaced as you wish. The alphanumeric code between ($?) and ($$) can be any number or alphabet, so long there are a total of 21 characters. So far, changing the code doesn't seem to make a difference. If the number of characters is not 21, then the code will end up showing in chat instead of changing the text color. The (ItemName) section can be changed to whatever text you have in mind.

Thanks to Cloak of G1 forums for sharing this.

Maimonides (m/mus) trained Loki (Tiburon) until the latter reached Lv.100, while Ishtar (Valleria) reached Veteran Lv.5. Karjalesia (Karjalain) crafted Gold Earring for Qilue (f/sco).

The weekly loot were Symbol of Sagittarius, Symbol of Capricorn, and Symbol of Aquarius from Team Arena, The Diamond Dragon (rifle) from Lightning Gate, Hell Spit (rapier) from Fire Gate mission, Le Noir (fig) from Uraeus mission, Symbol of Aquarius from Griffon mission, Eye of Veilant Recipe (great sword) from Joaquin Underground Prison, and Crafted Key [Room of the Dead] from Accursed Skeleton Dungeon. The family has used up all its Expedition Memos, so there won't be any more Uraeus mission for a while. And of course, the last Uraeus mission drops 2 Mega Talt again. God forbids that the snake should drop any Constellation Box.


Karjalesia (Karjalain) crafted Jormongand Mark, and the bored Masters ventured into the Lair of Jormongand in Vegas Javier (F12) using up 500 Reputation Points. They fought through Reydeavaricia (i.e. Rey de Avaricia, Spanish for King of Greed), Fire Turrets, Pollux, and Elminor, as well as guarded a Sealed Crystal entrapping King of Greed. Eventually, they reached Jormongand, the dragon of Vegas Javier which was named after the Midgard Serpent of Norse mythology.


After killing the dragon, its treasure hoard consisted of only 4 L100 Enchantment Chips, 5 L92 Enchantment Chips, and 2 L84 Elite Armor Recipes. Using Mysterious Key (50k feso) on the Mysterious Box yielded 1 Triumph Filler (30k feso). Supposedly, the box can also drop one of the old cash shop costumes which were removed from the cash shop. But seriously, for a 120-minutes mission supporting up to 30 families, this is totally stupid. I know it is an old raid, but they really should update the loot table. Even Arsene's Circus has better loot. For more on this raid, see [v2.6 Feature] Garim's Nest and 魔域麒麟巢穴.

The family took a bunch of Socket Fluxes to Claire and attempted socket opening on a few items. The 3rd socket of The Leadership of Hamal (polearm) was opened after 21 attempts. The 3rd socket of Adorabelle's (f/ele) new robe was opened after 12 attempts. The 2nd and 3rd sockets of The Accuracy of Pegasus (crossbow) were opened after 4 and 6 attempts respectively. The 2nd socket of The Judgment of Bywn (staff) was also opened after 5 attempts.

The family submitted an entry for Hippies of the New World contest. Mystra (f/wiz) modeled for the shot as a tree-hugger fighting against deforestation.


The family experienced 4 disconnections this week.

IAHGames is hosting another PVP event - [Event] War of Factions 2011. Essentially, the factions (aka clans in Sword 2) occupying certain colonies each week will get bonus rewards, such as 300 Lightning Orbs, 100 Constellation Boxes, 200 Elemental Jewels, etc.


I mentioned before elsewhere that the game is driven towards more and more PVP/PK content, partly because encouraging more direct player competition results in more cash shop usage and hence more profits. This is a business after all, and it is basically how most free-to-play (aka pay-to-win) games make money. This is the reality of the situation.


That's what IAH wants, imba people to get more imba so they will spends a lot in-game to compete against another imba people then after that put a milky scheme, ban the imba people who spends a lot. Equals to extra profit to IAH. [Source]

For more critique of the event, see IAH Event War of Factions = Corporate Welfare. It is basically the same thing everywhere, whichever server or game service provider/distributor.

If you look through the game version updates, you will notice more and more "red" content were being added. The weekly Colony War has always been there, and was revised several times such as during v3.5 and v5.0. First, you see Super Fights (e.g. Secret Temple) being added in v2.4. Then in v2.6, Royal Rumble was added. Soon after, in v2.9, you have Low-Level Super Fights added to the game because the game developers wanted to see blood even among new players. In v3.2, we get Team Arena, in which players on both sides are forced to compete against each other. (Most players however worked around the unnecessary competition by simply paying others to set up a dummy opposition.)

Somewhere along the line, La Tierra d'Amor (another forced PVP map) was also added. There were also content that encourage players to make themselves susceptible to PVP/PK (i.e. being Royalist/Republican), such as El Antiguo Patrimonio (aka Faction Fight), Joaquin Underground Prison raid, and the bonus +1 family level. Then, because fighting among people within the server wasn't enough, you have World-Cross PVP to fight players from other servers as well. In v7.0, you even get the all-out faction war. Enough said.

Have you ever wondered why in the Game Options (Alt-O), there are settings to auto-reject whisper, trade, squad invite, clan invite, friend request, summon, and apprentice request, but there was never any auto-reject duel setting despite the fact that dueling is one of the older functions available in the game?

You must have completed Castilla Episode 1 and Episode 2 to proceed with these quests. All quests must be done in sequence. See also Castilla Quest Items for drop rates, and Castilla Tower of Chaos for details on the bosses.

[130] News
Reward: 1 Veteran G (14m) EXP Card

  1. Talk to Armada 2 Jace in Castilla Temple (G9) to give her Bottle of Rum or Boost Potion. Boost Potion is available from Cash Shop and Feso Shop. Bottle of Rum is available from Jack Space in Porto Bello (Tutorial) for 5 vis each. The listed reward is only for giving her Boost Potion.

[130] Exploration
Reward: None
  1. Talk to Marina in Castilla Ruins (B7).

[130] Status Report
Reward: None
  1. Talk to Sofia in Castilla Garrison 1 (G9).

[120] Manuel
Reward: 10,000 Crossbow Bolts*
  1. Talk to Manuel in Castilla Temple (F2/G2). In v5.0, you need 3 Gold Relic Pieces to get there from the temple entrance. After v8.5, the warp spots can be used for free.
Note (*): I used Calyce to talk to him, so you might get something else with a different character. It will probably be some worthless items anyway.


[130] Status Report 1
Reward: None
  1. Talk to Adriana in Castilla Garrison 1 (E9).

[135] Beginning of the Truth
Reward: Honor C Card, [Elbeed of Chaos Slayer] Medal, [Elnoogard of Chaos Slayer] Medal, [Elminor of Chaos Slayer] Medal
  1. Acquire Grief Eye (quest item) from Eliminor of Chaos in Tower of Chaos.
  2. Talk to Adriana in Castilla Garrison 1 (E9).

[135] Barrier of the Truth 
Reward: Honor C Card, [Einwind of Chaos Slayer] Medal
  1. Acquire Einschwer of Chaos Soul Stone (quest item) from Einschwer of Chaos in Tower of Chaos.
  2. Talk to Adriana in Castilla Garrison 1 (E9). 

[135] Report 1
Reward: None
  1. Talk to Manuel in Castilla Temple (F2/G2).

[135] Tower of Chaos 1
Reward: Honor C Card, [Dominator of Chaos Slayer] Medal
  1. Acquire Dominator of Chaos Claw (quest item) from Dominator of Chaos in Tower of Chaos.
  2. Talk to Manuel in Castilla Temple (F2/G2).

[135] Status Report
Reward: None
  1. Talk to Adriana in Castilla Garrison 1 (E9).

[135] Report 2
Reward: None
  1. Talk to Manuel in Castilla Temple (F2/G2).

[135] Tower of Chaos 2
Reward: [Tetrapod Slayer] Medal, [Teslacoil Slayer] Medal, [Beholder Slayer] Medal
  1. Acquire Red Magic Stone (quest item) from Tetrapod in Tower of Chaos.
  2. Acquire Blue Magic Stone (quest item) from Teslacoil in Tower of Chaos.
  3. Acquire Black Magic Stone (quest item) from Beholder in Tower of Chaos.
  4. Talk to Manuel in Castilla Temple (F2/G2).

[135] Tower of Chaos 3
Reward: [Jellyfish Slayer] Medal, [Hydrobomber Slayer] Medal, [Light Gemini Slayer] Medal, [Dark Gemini Slayer] Medal, Vespanola Navy Costume - Captain (Male Musketeer)
  1. Acquire Red Crystal of Chaos (quest item) from Jellyfish in Tower of Chaos.
  2. Acquire Blue Crystal of Chaos (quest item) from Hydrobomber in Tower of Chaos.
  3. Acquire Black Crystal of Chaos (quest item) from Dark Gemini in Tower of Chaos.
  4. Talk to Manuel in Castilla Temple (F2/G2).

[135] Tower of Chaos 4
Reward: [Queen of Valkyrie Slayer] Medal, Vespanola Navy Hat - Admiral (Female Musketeer), Vespanola Navy Costume - Admiral (Female Musketeer), Vespanola Navy Costume - Lieutenant (Female Auch Infantry)
  1. Kill Queen of Valkyrie in Tower of Chaos. In addition, when the Queen's second form is reduced to about 50% HP, Luciano and some Armada 2 Soldiers will appear to help with the extra Glacial Valkyries. 
  2. Talk to Adriana in Castilla Garrison 1 (E9) for reward.

Lara (Brunie) was promoted to Expert Lv.1, after training Hermes (Ramiro) to Lv.100. Ishtar (Valleria) reached Veteran Lv.4.

Adorabelle (f/ele) re-enchanted her +6 The Delphinus (LOE bracelet) to ATK + ATK Rating, using another 131 Veteran Enchantment Chips and Enchant Boosters. It was then successfully upgraded to +7, using 40 Upgrade Accelerators and 4 Lacquers +6: Expert. Her new armor was enchanted with DEF Rating +3 after 2 Enchantment Chips and Enchant Boosters. The extra Evasion seemed kind of useless on robes though. It was upgraded to +7 after using 240 Upgrade Accelerators, 5 Lacquers +5: Veteran, and 8 Lacquers +6: Veteran. The 2nd socket was opened after 10 attempts.


The raids for this week yielded Symbol of Pisces, Symbol of Virgo, and Le Noir (mus) Recipe from Team Arena, Lightning Gun and Artisan's Shoe Recipe from Lightning Gate, Elite Destruction of Steel (great sword) from Joaquin Underground Prison, Symbol of Pisces and Symbol of Cancer from Griffon, and Le Noir (ele) Recipe from Swamp Angler. The family was being flooded with Honor Cards and Ancient Star Orb Boxes. Well, at least that great sword looks really nice. I have always liked its shape. The Masters also returned to Castilla Tower of Chaos for more Lv.84 Elite Equipment and Pure Gold Bars. Someone in the squad managed to "kite" Jellyfish (Lv.150 Golem).


I'm finding the Castilla Exploration Recruit Soldier in Coimbra to be a bit of a nuisance. She talks way too much. You need to click 3 times and select 3 options just to move to Castilla Garrison 1. It's just so troublesome. After the first time you talked to her, she should just skip all that introductory text and go straight to something simple like "Move to Castilla Garrison 1? Yes/No".

The family experienced 3 disconnections this week.

Sword 2 is celebrating Earth Day by holding a screenshot contest in the forum. Contest ends on April 22, 2011. Each of the 10 winners will receive 3 Flower Bands (Max HP +300 for 30 days) and 3 Sage Necklaces (AR/DR+3). See Hippies of the New World for details.

From now until May 5, 2011, Granado Espada (Singapore) is having The Ultimate Dish! event, whereby players can spam cash shop to get random event items. Collect a certain set of items fast and win prizes (while stock last). The top prizes include iPad2, Elite Le Noir (DR 32), Angel Polearm (AR 33), Greek Croma Recipe (DR 33), and Asoka Card.


This is basically a remake of the old cash shop spamming events, like Leonora's Knowledge (July 2010) and Help Efreet Become King (Dec 2009). Like the previous events, certain event items are likely to have very low drop rate, enticing spending players to spend even more to make the most of it. See Gambler's Fallacy for this mindset. The worst part of it is that you need to collect the item set fast, ahead of other players. Since the item set is somewhat worthless after the prize has been claimed, this resulted in a sort of feeding frenzy. Obviously, this type of events is successful (in terms of profits for IAHGames), hence the remakes of the same event year after year.

Update: All 5 ELN armors were claimed within 1 day for Rembrandt server. [Source] Some players are just overly rich. See also IAH PWNfilo Event PWNs Player Wallets: Will Sword 2 Seize the Opportunity?.

GM Cheats
The account that claimed iPad2 turned out to be a GM's account. Actions have been taken against said IAH employee. The item will be considered unclaimed and thus subject to lucky draw. [Source] The event has been extended to May 19, 2011. [Source]

Castilla Treasure Hunts always begin on the hour. While not every hour of the day has a hunt, many of them do. At the start of each hour, there may be a server-wide notice: [Notice] Castilla Treasure Hunt starts.

When the notice appears, you can make your way to Castilla Ruins, and run around the map to search for the treasure chest using detection skill from Install Trap stance. After 5 minutes, there will be another server-wide notice: [Notice] 5 mins before the Castilla Treasure Hunt ends.

After 10 minutes, there will be one last server-wide notice: [Notice] Castilla Treasure Hunt has ended.

While you hunt for the chest, the annoying javelin-wielding mobs will knock you down repeatedly. This is somewhat similar to Fire Isle Treasure Hunt in the last zone. When the chest has been found, there will be a server-wide notice: [Notice] <Insert Family Name> Family discovered Castilla Treasure Chest.

Once the chest has been found, you can open it with either 1 Ancient Relic or 1 Ancient Gold Relic. When the chest is opened, there will be a server-wide notice: [Notice] Someone found <Insert Item Name> in the Castilla Treasure Chest.

Presumably, using Ancient Gold Relic will provide better drops. Known drops included:

  • L84 Elite Equipment (AR/DR 26)
  • L100 Equipment (AR 30/DR 27)
  • L100 Elite Weapon (AR 32)
  • L100 Enchantment Chip
  • Le Noir Armor
  • Elite Le Blanc Armor
  • L92 Elite Armor Recipe (DR 28)
  • L96 Elite Armor Recipe (DR 29)
  • Elite Le Blanc Recipe (DR 30)
  • Fate of Castilla Recipe (DR 31 Metal Armor)
  • Greek Croma Recipe (DR 33)
  • Veteran Promotion Recipe
  • Rough Stone
  • Veteran G (14m) EXP Card
  • Honor Card B (500 Reputation Points)
  • Ancient Relic Piece

If there are other known drops not listed above, please post a comment on this blog entry or in the shout box. Thanks. I will update the loot list as I see more people finding the treasure in-game as well.

See Castilla Treasure Hunt for an in-depth guide by Wurmheart.

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Lara (Brunie) reached Veteran Lv.10, while training Flatulus (Gracielo), Ahab (Alejandro), and Daedalus (Yeganeh) to Lv.100. Ishtar (Valleria) also reached Veteran Lv.3. The Masters were actually gaining levels just from raiding, so it seemed pointless to actively train them. Qilue (f/sco) reached Master Lv.8, Artemisia (Calyce) and Thelandira (f/mus) reached Master Lv.5, and Athena (f/fig) reached Master Lv.4.

The Masters did the usual run of raid missions, and looted Qualified Leather Belt from Joaquin Underground Prison, Artisan's Grieves Recipe from Accursed Sedecram, and Le Noir (mus) from Uraeus. Once, there were even 2 Ancient Star Orb Boxes from Joaquin roulette and 2 White Gold Bars from Torsche's Basement roulette on the same day. (Amazingly, they have the same value... 1 Ancient Star Orb Box = 1,000,000 vis = 1 White Gold Bar!) Ugh.


Mystra (f/wiz) finally took the time and trouble to scavenge for Egg Shells of Griffon in Vegas Javier, and the family completed Griffon raid mission. Finding the egg shells is a bit of a nuisance though, but still an improvement from running around the map every few minutes for 12 hours.

The first Griffon dropped L96 Elite Armor Recipe, L92 Elite Armor Recipe, 2 L100 Equipment, 1 L84 Elite Equipment, 1 L80 Equipment, 1 L100 Enchantment Chip, 1 Ring, 1 Diamond Coupon, and 3 Bellem's Boxes. The second chicken dropped L92 Elite Armor Recipe, 2 L100 Equipment, 2 L84 Elite Equipment, 1 L80 Equipment, 1 Ring, 1 Diamond Coupon, 3 Bellem's Boxes, and 1 Grand Valkyrie Crasher. The mission treasure chest will drop 3 items. For both missions this week, the chests dropped 2 Mega Talt and 1 Constellation Box (Symbol of Scorpio).

Athena (f/fig) successfully upgraded her +6 Insight of Antares (javelin) to +7. It failed a couple of times, and even downgraded to +4 once, using up 120 Upgrade Accelerators, 3 Lacquers +5: Expert, and 4 Lacquers +6: Expert. Using the loot from Secret Vault raid mission, stupid Karjalesia (Karjalain) crafted Silver Earring instead of Gold Earring by accident.

The family finally acquired Lava Leaf of Chaos Magic Stone for the first part of Castilla Episode 2 after 3 freaking weeks of almost daily raids. The second part was completed in just 3 missions. The entire Episode 2 quest rewarded Honor Card B x2 and a few medals, such as [Castilla Remains Conqueror].

The family experienced 10 disconnections this week, wasting more Ancient Relic Pieces in Castilla Ruins and disrupting Colony War. The colony occupants for this week are Schiavona (12) and Phalanx (11).

Imperial Wheel R6 (Japan) has been release for April 1-5, 2011. See the catalogue 『グラナドエスパダ』日本オリジナルコスチューム大事典 for more concept art. The default English names for the new items have not been updated in the data tables, so the names below are actually the item class names. Click on image below for full-size view.


Rod of Hermit
Rod • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 308
Max SP +15% • [Third Element] Skill Level +1 • [Spell Hail] Skill Level +1

Shotgun of World
Shotgun • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 269
ATK Speed +10% • [Encounter Stroke] Skill Level +1 • [Blow Impact] Skill Level +1

Scythe of Death
Polearm • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 382
ATK Speed +10% • [Tornado Choque] Skill Level +1 • [Levantar] Skill Level +1

Heart of Imagine Costume
Body Costume • Male Wizard
Body Costume • Female Wizard

Wild Short
Hair • Male Wizard

Wave Curl
Hair • Female Wizard

Belle De Jour Costume Set
Body Costume + Hair • Catherine Torsche
Previously released in Dec 2010 for Korea. See Magic Circle XII.

Fate of Castilla
Metal Armor • DEF Rating 31 • DEF 232


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