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To: Office of Pioneering Support

I wish to inform the Office of Pioneering Support that Ashardalon family has returned to Granado Espada after fulfilling its commitments in mainland Vespanola for almost 2 weeks.

On our way back to the New World, we stopped by Viron, the island previously known as the End of the World. Viron is still under direct rule of Vespanola, and its citizens are apprehensive of New World pioneers. Later, we discovered that Captain Ricardo has managed to open a route to Viron from Port of Coimbra. Several more things have changed in the New World since we left. For details, see [Sword2] Revelations (v6.7).

Meanwhile, Mirajane (Lisa) reached Lv.100. The family also bought Centurion Costume for Reboldeaux Soldier, which can be upgraded with Superior Centurion Costume Quest, at the cost of 600k feso. Please be informed that some family members have re-registered under new names with the officials in town by paying 2 Great Stones (100k feso) each. They are as follows:
  1. Aribeth (Romina) was renamed after the troubled half-elf paladin in Neverwinter Nights game.
  2. Archimedes (Jack) was renamed after the famous Greek mathematician and engineer.
  3. Yaoi (Andre) was renamed after the male homoerotic genre of Japanese media.
  4. Brisingamen (Karjalain) was renamed after the flaming necklace of Freyja, the Norse goddess of love.
  5. Shotaro (Viki) was renamed after the ten-year-old boy in Tetsujin 28-go manga, from which derived the phrase Shotacon (i.e. attraction to young boys).
  6. Sasori (Summoner Catherine) was renamed after the ninja puppet master in Naruto manga.
  7. Angelica (Adelina) was renamed after the female pirate played by Penélope Cruz in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides movie.
  8. Lourdes (Grace) was renamed after a small town in France which is famous for its Marian apparitions known as Our Lady of Lourdes.
Several characters now have extended friendship/training quests. Angie decides to take the initiative to get close to Gertrude by becoming a detective herself. Karjalain wants to train up to have a re-match with the "White Pervert". Adelina needs to atone for her murder of Bardi, learning that vengeance just begets more vengeance. Alejandro turned out to be a stud in his younger days, and now tries to rebuild his ship - the Pequod. M'Boma becomes depressed after being discriminated for being an Absinian, and now we have to feed him. His reaction was most amusing after we asked him to sell his shop to support our pioneering efforts.

Despite the short time spent pioneering thus far, we managed to squeeze in a few raids. Artemisia (Calyce) and I completed 2 Griffon missions, and looted Symbol of Gemini, Symbol of Capricorn, and Elite Ziz Bracelet Recipe. The roulette chests of raid missions were still quite poor. Joaquin Underground Prison proved to be still horrible after update. Getting 3 Honor B Cards for a single roulette chest is really too much. Adorabelle (f/ele) also acquired Elemental Otite from Gwraig inside Dr. Torsche's Basement, but it was stolen by Montoro from Dr. Torsche later. Even with v6.7 update, things are still somewhat boring, since what is left to do is mostly training characters and raiding. The friendship quests are somewhat amusing, but they won't last long.

For Colony War, the previous week (i.e. July 23, 2011) ended with the following colony occupants - ShakeTheHeavens (6), Othrys (6), Soniere (4), Phalanx (3), Core (3), and ~Galactica~ (1). Phalanx clan lost 3 colonies as a result. After much deliberations over the past few months, the 2 leaders of Phalanx clan - Lorelle and Misericordiia families - have left the New World so as to better manage their commitments elsewhere. So when we returned, the family was already removed from Phalanx clan, after having spent 70 weeks out of a total of 150 active weeks there. The 3 Phalanx colonies were scavenged by other clans during the next war.


Magic Circle 19 (Korea) is now available until Aug 11, 2011. The first prize set includes Ludin Character Card, 50 Socket Fluxes, 100 Ring Boxes, and 3 Rose Wing Coupons (90 days). The featured costumes below were previously released in Imperial Wheel R6 (Japan) in April 2011.

Heart of Imagine Costume • Male Wizard
Heart of Imagine Costume • Female Wizard
Wild Short Hair • Male Wizard
Wave Curl Hair • Female Wizard

[SG] More Angel Weapons
Meanwhile, IAHGames has released more Angel Weapons, including crossbow, elemental bracelet, rod, and shotgun, for 3 Gold Tokens each. There is also Pigeonne Costume/Hair for Valeria for 10/7 Tokens. They are also selling eyewear products now... See [HCOF] Angel Weapons and New Costumes! and [HCOF] Gunnar's Advanced Gaming Eyewear.

Imperial Wheel V (Japan) has been released from July 25 to Aug 03, 2011. See 5周年記念特別企画「インペリアルホイールV」開催!! for the notice. Other notable prizes include [Punisher] Stance Book. Click on image below for full-size view.

The Secret of Aquichtus
Weapon Costume • Dagger

The Inexorability of Ventuamos
Weapon Costume • Sabre

The Loyalty of Terhea
Weapon Costume • Sword
The official default English name actually says The Ioyalism of Terhea. There is no such word as ioyalism in English. Besides, the word 忠義 means loyalty.

Rapier of Imitator
Rapier • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 207
ATK +5% (10) • Penetration +8 • Block +10

Crossbow of Apostate
Crossbow • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 369
ATK +5% (18) • Penetration +10

Tonfa of Wrath
Tonfa • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 215
ATK +5% (10) • Penetration +5 • Block +5

Emerald Summer Costume Set
Body Costume + Hair • Grace Bernelli
See 『グラナドエスパダ』日本オリジナルコスチューム大事典 45 for concept art of this costume.

The Gladiatrix Costume
Body Costume • Female Fighter
Variant colored texture of The Gladiator armor/costume.

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

The weapon costumes have sockets which can be added with special Jewels (aka Lumin, Rumin). These are acquired from Weapon Costume Lumin Box. See 「武器コスチューム」について for more details.

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Red Tiger Pet is now available until July 29 in Hellena's Circus of Fate. Red Tiger heals and buffs [Protection of the Tiger], which grants Monster Blow Damage +10%, Penetration +5, Immunity +5, DEF +10, Critical +5, and Movement Speed +10%. See [HCOF] Red is for Raiders! (SG) and Tiger Box IV (US).

Red Tiger Pet costs 2 Gold Tokens, which is the same as Kurenai Recipe (AR33 Great Sword). Other pets are much cheaper - Cockatrice/Capybara/Phobitan (30 Tokens), Yellow/White Tiger (30 Tokens), Fortune Cat (25 Tokens), and Panpan/Pigling/Rudolph (20 Tokens).

[Notice] Removal of Shelter Passes in v8.5
In addition, Shelter Passes will be removed in v8.5. There will be no compensation for 7-days passes and event passes. Shelter Pass (1-day) will be replaced with 250,000 Feso instead.

[Korea] v9.0 Teaser Micro-Site
See also Korean micro-site 그라나도 에스파다 5주년 기념티저 for the latest version. The first page features v9.0 teaser video. There are some information on new characters like Ludin, Beroniff, Ralph, Daria, and Natalie. There are also some stuffs on new monsters, like Juergen, Nephthys, Death Wraith, and Cortes. Strata Devil Weapons are mentioned as well.

Strata Devil Armors are all DEF Rating 35, except for Plate (DR 33). See 악마성 방어구 for screenshot.

Sword 2 has released Revelations update (v6.7.1). The last update (v5.0.23) was in Feb 2011, so this new update took about 5 months. X-Trap is currently v3072.

For other related patch articles, see GE-SG Update v6.3 and GE Singapore v6.7.1. See also Book of Fire: Patch Notes for compiled patch notes from Korean test servers.

There are also 2 new boxes added to the cash shop. See Quinzel's VI and Raiden's VI for details.

Quinzel's Surprise VI includes Dragon Heart Recipe, Symbol of Pisces, Figure Skate Costume (f/fig), Blue Serpent Hat (f/wiz), Torosmata Ren Costume (m/sco), and Colchicum Costume (Lisa).

Raiden's Box of Rage VI includes Dragon's Lumiere Rod (AR32 rod), Symbol of Scorpio, and Katana (AR30 sabre).

Blog Header v6.7
Blog header has been updated for v6.7. Some renders are taken from Vietnam GE forums here. The previous header for v5.0.23 is as below:

Artemisia (Calyce) reached Master Lv.7, and Adelina reached Veteran Lv.4. This raised the family to Lv.45+3. Despite having EXP +50% event for 2 weeks (see here), the family really couldn't be bothered to actively train by killing Heavenly Vespanola Soldiers in Secret Area of Caebolan. There just wasn't enough free time to do so, plus it is really boring.

The family also recruited 2 more characters to complete the set of male stock characters. Empedocles (m/ele) was named after the Greek natural philosopher who first proposed that matter is composed of four elements - air, earth, water, and fire. Icarus (m/wiz) was named after the son of Daedalus who flew too close to the sun and fell to his death in Greek mythology. Taking advantage of the Stance EXP Boost event, Mistilteinn (m/fig), Marcion (m/sco), Icarus (m/wiz), and Empedocles (m/ele) quickly mastered all their basic stances. 

Sacharissa (Idge) also crafted Artisan's Belt for Adorabelle (f/ele) and Eisheth (Crazy Emilia). Griffon mission dropped Elite Le Blanc (wiz) Recipe, Symbol of Cancer, and... Symbol of Virgo again. What the heck. It was Virgo for the previous 2 Griffons as well. Rafflesia mission ended with Mega Talt. There wasn't much time to do all the raid missions... the roulette chests dropped all junks again anyway.

Joaquin Underground Prison
  1. Satisfy Ring, Portable ASO Box
  2. Honor Card B, Portable ASO Box
Dr. Torsche's Basement
  1. L100 Armor, Portable ASO Box
  2. 2 White Gold Bars
  3. L100 Armor, L100 Weapon
  4. L100 Weapon, Portable ASO Box
  5. L100 Armor, Portable ASO Box
  6. L100 Weapon, Portable ASO Box
  7. L100 Armor, Honor Card B
  8. L100 Weapon, Honor Card B
Bounty Hunt: Accursed Sedecram + Bahamar
  1. 2 Veteran Tokens + Veteran Token, Honor Card B
  2. 2 Veteran Tokens + L100 Armor, Honor Card B
  3. 2 Veteran Tokens + L100 Armor, Honor Card B
  4. Veteran Token, Portable ASO Box + L100 Armor, Portable ASO Box
Castilla Mine
  1. 2 L100 Armors, 2 L84 Elite Armors, Pure Gold Bar, Ancient Relic
Castilla Relic
  1. 2 Rough Stones, L84 Elite Armor, L100 Armor, L96 Enchantment Chip, L84 Elite Weapon
For Colony War, Phalanx clan managed to hold on to the event colony (Scorching Plateau) for the Royalists. Unfortunately, a few Royalist clans became neutral this week. By the end of the war, neutral clans held 14 colonies, while Republicans were removed from the map. The colony occupants were Phalanx (6), Core (4), Amalielle (4), Schiavona (3), ShakeTheHeavens (3), Soniere (2), and ~Galactica~ (1).

The family experienced 8 disconnections this week, and will be away for the next 2 weeks due to other commitments, so it looks like v6.7 will come while I'm (mostly) away. See [Sword2] Revelations - July 2011 for more about Revelations (v6.7). Family Reputation has reached 336,331. Hopefully, Occulta Bounty Hunt would be worthwhile in v6.7.

Korean Granado Espada has released Part 2 of 2011 Summer Update Preview - 업데이트 미리보기 - 2011년 여름 업데이트. See also 2011 Summer Update Preview (Part 1).

1. Farm
Ustiur Farm can be entered up to 5/day. Farming produce ingredients for dishes. Recipes are also sold by NPC. The reward can be acquired using Farm Tokens.

You can buy a land to farm crops as determined by farming level. You can plant seeds by dragging them onto the ground. The growing crops can be attacked by wild animals. You can purchase turrets to protect the crops. The wild animals also have a chance to drop items. Crops require frequent attention. You can check your farm status from the top menu - My Family Information > Farm (Ctrl + Shift + F).

Wandering merchant can show up at the farm, involving random rewards and Scissors-Paper-Rock guessing games. You can perform fishing with a fishing rod, involving time and fishing level. You can also trap Cockatrices and Capybaras with trap installations. The lower the hit points, the higher the chance of success. You have to feed them or they will die. If successful, you can gain a Cockatrice or Capybara Pet.

You can obtain rare items from wandering merchants. When you plant Magic Bean Seed, you can eventually enter Jack & The Bean Stalk mission (MCC1). Inside the mission, you can defeat the giant and loot the treasure chests.

2. Pioneering Update
Monster hunts will be revised. This change does not apply to premium dungeons, such as Forgotten Areas, Ancient Areas, and Heavenly Sedecram (aka Sacred Chaos Requiem, Citadel of the Gods). You can associate with 1 of the 3 guilds via each NPC. Friendship with the NPC will increase as you complete the quests. It seems to be mutually exclusive, so if you build friendship with 1 NPC, the other 2 will be "less friendly". There are 6 steps of friendship ranks - F, D, C, B, A, and S. To improve friendship rank, you need to pass a special upgrade test. There will be a shop selling certain items.

See [GM TIP] 개척비의 리뉴얼, 개척 상단의 등 for featured article.

In addition, you can request pioneering assistance with Ctrl + Shift + M. A warp gate will be used. This involved pioneering quests.

3. Equipment Upgrades
The costs of upgrading has been reduced in terms of Upgrade Accelerators and Shiny Crystals. For example, weapons with ATK Rating 33 (Constellation Weapons) now require only 15 Upgrade Accelerators instead of 20. The table below compares the maximum items required (old vs. new) for weapons (left) and armors (right). Light blue cells are for Shiny Crystals, while the darker cells are for Upgrade Accelerators. Click on table below for full-size view.

4. Jukebox Upgrade
The jukebox has been improved to allow you to select and play any background music of your own play list, instead of only the music associated with the particular local map.

5. Lucifer Castle, Moonlight Garden
Moonlight Garden will be added to Lucifer Castle. Access is mostly likely through Secret Garden mentioned in the previous preview. Several monsters and bosses guard the castle portal. The rose spirits are experiments of Montoro and Archduke Philip (aka Felipe). Juergen awaits the pioneer families in this garden.

6. Revised Tutorial
All new families will start in a new location Estonia, showcasing all recruitable characters. You can click on the NPC to use their skills on training dummies.

7. Characters
The next recruitable character is a magic user - Inon Oannes. He was the heir of Vespanola, and his history was tied to Catherine Torsche and Marquis Hernan. He uses bracelets.

Furthermore, Selva's [Rapida Espada] stance will be improved. Her arm-shield can be removed (not sure about the exact effects).

This week's maintenance added a few files to Sword 2 game client. Among them are the model/texture files of 3 hats for stock characters - Cat Hat, Black Cat Band, and White Cat Band. As yet, they are still unavailable, although G1 may release them later as event items or as drops from cash shop boxes.

Quinzel has announced that Sword 2 will be releasing Revelations patch (v6.7) in July 2011, but not this week according to Raiden here. World-Cross PvP will be included in a beta state. See also Sword 2: Revelations introduction on the official website.

We are releasing the expansion this month as planned (barring any MAJOR impediments). The outlook for our plans are looking good at this time which makes me very happy and also very nervous.

As for the Cross-World PvP server, we will introduce that feature in game with Revelations, but it is officially in a "Beta" state. IMC has mentioned that among all the versions of the game that have already released this feature that there were several issues that are still being worked on till this day. We will add the known issues to the patch notes once are closer to release. As many of you know, we were first expecting to release this feature with Renaissance, but were then strongly advised by our partners to wait until the 6.7 version at minimum so that it would at least be presentable as a "Beta" feature. As first impressions often last, and because we were strongly advised, we decided to attempt to release the Cross World PvP with Revelations instead. We invite all of you to try out this feature and we hope that with your feedback along with current progress from our partners we will be able to improve it with time. [Source]

Since this patch will update from v5.0 to v6.7, you may see GE-SG Update v6.3 and GE Singapore v6.7.1 for more details on new patch features. See also Book of Fire: Patch Notes for compiled patch notes from Korean test servers.

Update: Well, we won't be getting World-Cross PvP after all. But good try, G1! Thanks to Garmar of Orpesia for notifying about this new update.

Of course as soon as I open up my big mouth something happens to contradict that which I said - So the good news is that Revelations is still on track for the schedule of releasing this month and VERY SOON! The bad news is that last night we found a MAJOR bug with the Cross-World PvP servers so we cannot even release it as a "Beta". Apparently, this was a similar issue sGE had experienced and IMC was just able to trouble shoot it yesterday. We are going to work with IMC again to look into the issue on our end, but there is no guarantee that the same resolution that was found for sGE will work for our version. We will update you on the Beta of Cross-Worlds once we are closer to having a version that is up to the standards of releasing as a Beta, but until then this is our final update. (I guess there are both PROS and CONS to not releasing a feature first.)

I lean towards the mindset of - if it's not ready then it's not ready. We make a concerted effort to deliver what we can, as soon as we can, but we don't want to rush giving out broken content because that's just not fair to players - and what is the point of broken content? Well, Raiden is steadily working on patch notes so we will have those for you all soon, ideally before launch. We'll be posting a separate pinned topic later. [Source]

Ishtar (Valleria) Expert Lv.10 inside Castilla Mine. Elsewhere, Cameron (Catherine INT) and Arcee (Catherine DEX) reached Lv.100 and mastered all their stances. Since there will be family level bonus for having stock characters of different gender in the future (v7.5.0), the family decided to start training a few male stock characters to take advantage of the Stance EXP Boost event.

Mistilteinn (m/fig) was named after the legendary sword which Hrómundr Gripsson seized from an undead king in an Icelandic saga. Marcion (m/sco) was named after the early Christian arch-heretic who rejected the Old Testament as contrary to the teachings of Jesus and delineated one of the earliest known Canon of Scripture.

Since the event colony (Rion Praire) was held by a neutral clan, there was no Joaquin raid this week. That freed up some time to do other things. Griffon mission yielded Symbol of Capricorn and Symbol of Virgo, while all 5 Rafflesia missions dropped awesome Mega Talt. Furthermore, the roulette loot were all crap. Again.

Dr. Torsche's Basement
  1. Portable ASO Box, Honor Card B
  2. L100 Weapon, White Gold Bar
  3. White Gold Bar, Honor Card B
  4. L100 Armor, L100 Weapon
  5. 2 Portable ASO Boxes
  6. White Gold Bar, Honor Card B
  7. L100 Armor, Honor Card B
Bounty Hunt: Accursed Sedecram + Bahamar
  1. 2 Veteran Tokens + L100 Weapon, Honor Card B
  2. L100 Armor, Veteran Token + 2 Veteran Tokens
  3. Veteran Token, Portable ASO Box + L100 Weapon, Assassin Gloves
  4. L100 Weapon, L100 Armor + 2 Veteran Tokens
  5. L100 Weapon, Honor Card B + L100 Weapon, Veteran Token
  6. Veteran Token, Portable ASO Box + Mystic Shoes, Veteran Token
  7. Veteran Token, Portable ASO Box + Veteran Token, Portable ASO Box
Castilla Mine
  1. 2 L100 Weapons, 2 L84 Elite Armors, Rough Stone, L100 Armor
  2. 3 L100 Armors, L84 Elite Weapon, L100 Weapon, Pure Gold Bar
Castilla Relic
  1. L96 Enchantment Chip, L100 Armor, L100 Weapon, 2 L84 Elite Weapons, L84 Elite Armor
  2. 2 L96 Enchantment Chips, 2 L100 Weapons, L84 Elite Weapon, Qualified Metal Belt Recipe
  3. L100 Armor, 2 Rough Stones, 2 L84 Elite Armors, Rare Gem Recipe
For Colony War, the Republicans managed to hang on to the event colony (Bonavista River), so all Royalists won't get to raid Joaquin next week again. The colony occupants this week were Phalanx (8), Schiavona (4), Core (3), Amalielle (3), ShakeTheHeavens (2), Othrys (1), Soniere (1), and ~Galactica~ (1).

The server also went down at the beginning of the week, causing several maps to be inaccessible. The family experienced 8 disconnections this week, and the family was still gaining Reputation Points (328,923) despite using them for Bounty Hunts. No wonder, so many Honor Cards from roulette chests.

I forgot to check the forums after maintenance. Anyway, there are 2 new boxes (250 Gold each) in cash shop for Sword 2. See Quinzel's V and Raiden's V for details and complaints about the low drop rate for the new costumes.

Quinzel's Surprise V includes Dragon Heart Recipe, Symbol of Aries, Lavender Costume (Selva), Wild Back hair (Nar), Asupplegion Costume (f/fig), and Mabro Metis Costume (m/wiz). Raiden's Box of Rage V includes Dragon's Fury Javelin (AR32 javelin), Elite Magnum (AR30 pistol), and Symbol of Virgo.

 Someone asked me recently about the old fan kits for this game. The one from IAHGames seemed to be gone now. (The old link was broken.) What I found in my HDD is about 16 MB. Click on link below to download, if interested. These are mainly just some old pictures, concept art, and renders.


See Sword 2: Media for Sword 2's fan kit instead.

There are more "red" families inside Royalist Faction Fight today again, but at least this time it does not seem intentional. Unlike Rmans family a few days ago (see Sword 147: Red Tiger), these "reds" are not actually camping the warp gate or beacon, and, from I could see, are not buffed either.

So I bet people who don't think things through properly are going to accuse Phalanx clan of exploiting this bug. Well, no. We have no intention of doing this. This is the Royalist Faction Fight. We are not in a squad with any Republicans today. In fact, no war has been declared on this new Royalist clan at that time. So there is really no way we can make them "red" to us. These new Royalist players are in a war squad with the Republicans (i.e. Othrys/Saturnine), however. That is how they fight us in Queen's Gate in the first place. So this red status inside Royalist Faction Fight is triggered by them (unknowingly), not us.

I'm not going to explain publicly what triggers this red status exactly, since some trolls might decide to intentionally exploit it. (I will see if I can get a forum moderator to post in moderator-only forums for G1 when I'm free, assuming they don't already know.) So I will just say this - If you do not intend to exploit this remote war-sharing bug, please leave your war-sharing squad before you enter El Antiguo Patrimonio. You can always rejoin it later after buffing all your characters.

Ryuk (Kurt) reached Expert Lv.4, while collecting some Ancient Runes. The family finally traded +6 Elite Schvarlier Armor [Evasion +12, Lightning RES +5, Mental RES +7, DEF Rating +3 • 2S: Absorb +6/+6] for Red Tiger Pet. The trading family managed the drop in 34 Red Tiger Boxes. Hobbes (Red Tiger) was named after the anthropomorphic stuffed tiger in Calvin & Hobbes comics, which was in turn named after the philosopher Thomas Hobbes. Of course, this red tiger made the white tiger (see Sword 144: White Tigers) completely worthless.

Adorabelle (f/ele) traded away her +6 The Fire of Palermo (fire bracelet) with [ATK + Life] enchantment for another one. The re-enchantment process used 45 Veteran Enchantment Chips and Enchant Boosters to enchant it with [ATK + ATK Rating] enchantment. The bracelet's 3rd socket was opened after 16 attempts. Luckily, it was successfully upgraded to +7 with only 20 Upgrade Accelerators and 2 Lacquers +6: Expert.

The weekly Griffon mission dropped Symbol of Virgo... and Elite Rescue Suit Recipe. The Masters also completed 2 Rafflesia missions and got... nothing; well, there was always Mega Talt. And all that was with Event Drop Rate +20%, Survival Manual +15%, and Pan Pan +20%. Torsche's Basement had been giving crap for the past weeks, as well as Bounty Hunts.

Joaquin Underground Prison
  1. Portable ASO Box, Honor Card B
  2. Portable ASO Box, L100 Weapon
  3. Mystic Shoes, L100 Armor
  4. Honor Card B, Cut Fire RES Necklace Recipe
  5. Mystic Shoes, Elemental Jewel
  6. Tracking Boots, L100 Armor
  7. Portable ASO Box, Chevalier Grieves
Dr. Torsche's Basement
  1. L100 Weapon, Honor Card B
  2. None (Disconnection)
  3. L100 Weapon, Honor Card B
  4. None (Disconnection)
  5. L100 Weapon, Honor Card B
  6. L100 Armor, White Gold Bar
  7. L100 Weapon, White Gold Bar
Bounty Hunt: Accursed Sedecram + Bahamar
  1. Veteran Token, L100 Weapon + Veteran Token, Honor Card B
  2. 2 Veteran Tokens + Veteran Token, L100 Weapon
  3. 2 Veteran Tokens + L100 Armor, Honor Card B
  4. 2 Veteran Tokens + 2 Veteran Tokens
Castilla Mine
  1. Ancient Relic Piece, L100 Weapon, L100 Enchantment Chip, Pure Gold Bar, 2 L84 Elite Armors
  2. Rare Gem Recipe, L84 Elite Weapon, 2 Ancient Relic Pieces, L100 Armor, Elemental Jewel
  3. L100 Enchantment Chip, L100 Weapon, 2 Pure Gold Bars, L84 Elite Armor, Rough Stone
  4. L100 Enchantment Chip, L96 Enchantment Chip, 2 Rough Stones, 2 Pure Gold Bars
Castilla Relic
  1. Dragon Heart Recipe, 3 L100 Weapons, L100 Armor
  2. L100 Armor, 2 L84 Elite Armors, L100 Enchantment Chip, L84 Elite Weapon, Rough Stone
  3. L100 Armor, L84 Elite Armor, L100 Enchantment Chip, Pure Gold Bar, L84 Elite Weapon, Rough Stone

For Colony War, a few colonies changed hands several times. It took the opposition so many months just to realize this advantage they could have used a long time ago. To prevent the Republicans from getting the event colony Rion Praire, Schiavona clan seized it. Since Schiavona is currently neutral, so nobody gets to raid Joaquin Underground Prison next week. Phalanx/Schiavona alliance still held the majority of the colonies. The colony occupants were Phalanx (15), Schiavona (4), ShakeTheHeavens (1), Core (1), Othrys (1), and Soniere (1).

In any case, Rmans family exploited a bug that, up to now, have never been used in Orpesia server. This involved being "red" inside El Antiguo Patrimonio (aka Faction Fight). Theoretically, it should not be possible, because war-sharing with squad members is possible only if they are on the same map, but Republicans cannot possibly enter Royalist Faction Fight. Lately, there were plenty of PvP actions available in Queen's Gate, but somehow this family still felt the need to exploit a bug inside Faction Fight.

After talking to ShakeTheHeavens clan leader, it did not seem like this behavior was endorsed by that clan. This family is probably better considered to be one of the clan-less/Royalist minions of Saturnine/Othrys clans (Republican). Why they remain in their Royalist clans is a mystery. It may well be to spy and attempt to poach members from the parent clans.

In a sense, it wasn't too surprising. After all, some of these players readily accepted Hard‡Core family into their previous clan (What clan), despite the fact that the family was known for exploiting a Colony War bug to be able to attack another clan's colony while still remaining un-attackable. See Sword 127: War Bug Exploit for screenshot and video.

Furthermore, a couple of these Saturnine/Othrys-related players have already been account-suspended (temporarily) due to offenses including the use of pejoratives (e.g. "faggot") and verbal sexual harassment.

Having won a couple of raids, Saturnine/Othrys clan members and their clan-less associates somewhat felt the need to brag about it by spamming microphones, as well as parading their petty Medals of Victory in towns. They even have to shamelessly violate another player's game account so as to steal raid timers and AFK locations from other clans.

It's fine when players want to compete in raids and PvP. It's fine if they even win. But when they have resort to such things mentioned so far, it is just contemptible. Therein lies the difference from the other top clans. When Phalanx clan won the second King Henry raid this week, we didn't spam microphones to brag and trash-talk about it. The players who can't win gracefully (i.e. without bragging and trash-talking) are usually the same players who get sore when they lose.

The family experienced 7 disconnections this week, and the Family Reputation has risen to 323,712.

IAHGames is launching a new web game - Panfilo's Potluck (PPL) - for Singapore Granado Espada. See [PPL] Panfilo's Potluck is here! **BETA Launch** and [PPL] Terms and Conditions. Beta launch period is July 01-07, 2011.

Basically, you select 1 out of 3 dishes by paying 1,000 G-Points to get a random item. Using iCash Card as standard, 84,000 G-Points will cost SGD 60.00 (USD 48.94). So each play costs SGD 0.71 (USD 0.58). It's basically another gambling game, really.

The PPL List of Prizes includes Angel Rod (AR33), Angel Dagger (AR33), [Innocentio] Stance Book, Elite Le Blanc (DR30), Artisan's Accessory Recipes, etc. But the current list of prizes is not exhaustive and thus misleading, meaning there are less desirable items that are not listed there at the moment. For the more common items, see the forum topic here.

For players' critiques, see Panfilo's Potluck - The New Scam and IAH Kiddie Casino Expands - Panfilo's Potluck.

[GE-SG] v8.5 Part-Time Testers
Meanwhile, IAHGames is now seeking part-time testers for v8.5. See here for more details. According to Xanxus here, v8.5 update should come before Christmas.