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Two years ago, I posted some images from Granado Espada Plus: Visual Chronicle (Japan). For sample pages, see the posts under Pictures label. The original scans were downloaded from [推荐]GE官方画集 (Granado Espada Plus Visual Chronicle). However, the image package is rather big (160 MB), so I have resized the images and compiled them into PDF file (26 MB) instead. There are some missing pages, mainly from the last chapter which may contain some interviews and other stuffs.



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There was an unscheduled maintenance this week, which reset most field raids again after the usual maintenance. So it was a busy week in-game. We gave Griffon mission a miss this week, since we were still missing 2 Egg Shells. Team Arena continued to drop the usual stuffs - 2 Symbols of Aries, Symbol of Taurus, Symbol of Scorpio, and Symbol of Leo.


Multiple raids made us giddy in more ways than one, but we got a few fancy loot as well, including Elite Le Noir (fig) and 2 fancy recipes for necklace and armor. As such, there was less time for passive training and farming. Only Zarathustra (Lionel) gained a level this week, reaching Veteran Lv.10 while mining Iron Ores inside Castilla Mine.

Willikins (Raven) led the family back to Skeleton Dungeon Bounty Hunts, and found that the drop rate for Crafted Key [Room of the Dead] was quite high. Out of 12 roulette items, there were 4 crafted keys. So maybe there is no point in using Expert Tokens to purchase the crafted keys. We should start stocking them up for v8.10.0 to acquire Montoro's Viscount Ring. Some pioneers have acquired the ring by opening boxes, but we probably don't have the luck for Letizia Shiny Boxes.

We also brought along a subsidiary family to collect materials inside Joaquin Underground Prison mission. Eisheth (Crazy Emilia) collected 59 Mega Quartz within an hour. The drops for the entire week consisted of Artisan's Earring Recipe and the usual rubbish.


We purchased 2 Dragon's Lumiere Rods, which ate 359 and 399 Enchantment Chips to enchant [Human 98%] and [Mental ATK • ATK Rating +3] respectively. No really satisfied with them, but they will do for now. The first can function for Joaquin Underground Prison missions, and the other for [Darkness] usage. We upgraded one of them to +7, using up 340 Upgrade Accelerators, 10 Lacquers +5: Veteran, and 6 Lacquers +6: Veteran. We also threw 58 Enchantment Chips on +7 Dragon's Eye Bracelet to enchant [ATK • Golem], and another 171 Enchantment Chips on +7 Black Bishop to enchant [ATK • Life].

On Saturday, we joined in our 6th Legion War on the Royalist side, which achieved victory by accumulating war points. The weekly event colony was taken by the Royalists, so Pegadilla mercenaries should be joining the Republicans in Auch next week.

Imperial Wheel V (Japan) has been updated for Feb 24 - Mar 01, 2012. See the official notice インペリアルホイールV開催! for more information.

Other prizes include Evil's Desires (great sword costume), The Inexorability of Ventuamos (sabre costume), The Loyalty of Terhea (sword costume), The Lamentation of Einschwer (pistol costume), The Repress of Spirica (staff costume), [Soul Bringer] stance book, and Elite Le Noir (recipe + materials).

This new weapon series (ATK Rating 34) are all master-exclusive, and require Expert Enchantment Chips.



Geofu'light Blade
Sword • ATK Rating 34 • ATK 290
Absorb HP 5% • Penetration +5 • ATK Speed +10% • Block +5

Hagal'light Magnum
Pistol • ATK Rating 34 • ATK 292
Accuracy +15 • ATK Speed +10% • Critical +5

Tir'light Bracelet
Lightning Bracelet • ATK Rating 34 • ATK 295
ATK Speed +10% • Max SP +15%

Evil's Resignation
Weapon Costume • Lightning Bracelet

Cherry Blossoms Dress
Body Costume + Hair • Ludin
Click on image on the right for full-size view. [Source]

Archaic Academic Style
Body Costume + Hair • Ralph

Magic Circle 26 (Korea) has been released until March 03, 2012. Other noteworthy prizes include Black Dragon Pet and Panfilo the Battle Cook Character Card.


La Reve-Comme Poisson Costume • M'Boma
Previously released in Imperial Wheel: Aug 2010 (Japan)

Lily Costume + Hat • Idge Imbrulia & Battle Smith Idge
Previously released in Imperial Wheel: Oct 2009 (Japan)




Meanwhile, Panfilo's Pot Luck (Singapore) has been updated for Feb 23 - Mar 01, 2012. New items include Jewel Pistol, Jewel Staff, Angel Crossbow Costume, Black Dragon's Eye Bracelet Costume, Stance Ring Box, and Tribe Ampules (racial ATK potions).

There was nothing much, just more routine stuffs this week. That's how the New World ends up after a while, just more routines, particularly so for this update (v8.5). Anyway, Lara (Brunie) reached Expert Lv.3, while both Selvaria (Selva) and Zarathustra (Lionel) reached Veteran Lv.9. After working out a deal, we fed Ahab (Alejandro) a full load of EXP Cards, bringing him from Lv.100 to Master Lv.1. He was then sold into slavery to make up for the bride price to bring back Captain Boobs into our family. (She used to be in our family a long time ago. See Journal Entry #22.) We named her Tethys (Adelina the Pirate), after the female titan of the oceans in Greek mythology. We will have to work on some sabres for her... So now, out of the 5 old promotional characters, only Battle Smith Idge and Iron Chef Panfilo were missing.


Griffon mission was horrible - dropping only Symbol of Virgo. It was not even worth the cost of Egg Shells and Shiny Crystals... Occulta Bounty Hunt yielded Magic Metal Belt Recipe, which was too bad since it was metal. Still no Le Scarce armors from party missions, but at least we got 2 Dragon Heart Recipes. Other raid loot include Elite Le Noir (mus) Recipe, Elite Le Blanc (fig), Symbol of Pisces, Symbol of Scorpio, Symbol of Leo, Symbol of Gemini, Symbol of Libra, Symbol of Taurus, and Symbol of Sagittarius (again).

Ambrosia (Emilia) managed to join in our 5th Legion War about midway through the battle against the Royalists, and acquired Lv.4 war title - Mercenary Lieutenant. Gerard rewarded us with 7 AM's Boost (Event) and 5 Expert G EXP Cards, after we acquired 4 new war medals - [Immortal Old Soldier], [Participant in War], [Winning Streak], and [Order of Military Merit].

The Devourers have introduced 2 new boxes in the Bazaar (250 Gold each) - Quinzel's Legacy and Raiden's Dominion. The new items include Enchantment Chip Expert, Derange Sorian Costume (Claire), The Inexorability of Ventuamos (sabre costume), Blue Serpent Costume (m/mus), Capitaine Lunette (m/wiz glasses), Angel Gabriel's Sabre (AR33 sabre), Le Eclat de la Topaze (AR33 shotgun, Lightning ATK +40, Acc +15), and Dragon's Lumiere Rod (AR32 rod). Hm. Now that they have introduced Jewel Weapons, maybe we should wait for La Talent de la Perle instead of getting Angel Rizoel's Rod. Unlike our nerfed Angel Weapons, Jewel Weapons have the same base ATK as Constellation Weapons.

Korean edition has released a new update preview - 업데이트 미리보기 - 라셀 타르가.


1. New Character - Racel (라셀 타르가)
The first character to be implemented from I'm A Designer 2 contest. As of v10.8.0, he is still not available in the client's datatable. I will edit it again when his official (default) English name becomes available. Maybe I will release an updated character database, if there is time...

His statistics are STR 70, AGI 70, CON 70, DEX 50, INT 50, and CHA 30. He has [Middle Guard] and [Low Guard] stances. His unique expert stance is [Saber Tooth], which uses sabre + main-gauche. The stance book can be purchased from Emilia.


 His character card has been injected into test server accounts in v10.10.0. The default English character name is Racel. See 라셀 기본정보 for his job skill [Sandstorm] and [Sabretooth] stance skills. He can wear Leather (any) armors and starts at Lv.60. Based on the data for v10.10.0, his available stances are...
  • None = Bareknuckle
  • Sabre = Middle Guard
  • Sabre + Main-Gauche = Sabretooth
  • Sabre + Dagger = Sabretooth
  • Dagger = Escrima
See 라셀 타르가 - 세이버와 망고슈를 쓰는 고전 검술의 달인 for [Sabretooth] stance and 실버 서버에서 만난 라셀 타르가, 그 위력은? for comparison with Grandies.


2. New Construction Stances
New expert construction stances will be added in v10.8.0. The skills use High Quality Wood, Cast Iron, and Composite Steel. The stance books can be acquired from Emilia.


Jack will gain [Destroyer] stance, with more powerful cannon turrets. It requires Symbol of Gemini.


Yeganeh will get the more defensive [Guardian Structure] stance. It requires Symbol of Libra.


Angie will get [Architecture] stance, which has overlapped skills from both Jack's and Yeganeh's stances. Some features include detect invisibility and regeneration. It requires Symbol of Virgo.

 Added links above to Play Forum articles for these stances.



3. New Pet - Black Dragon
Black Dragon Pet will be added. It will provide [Dragon Bless] buff - ATK +15% vs. Monsters, Penetration +5, Critical +10, Accuracy +10, and Movement Speed +10%. The pet box will be available via Magic Circle web game. See GE에 흑룡이 떳다! for more information.



4. New Missions
New weekly missions will be added in v10.7.0. The keys are available from Federigo in Auch. The mission also consumes 5000 reputation points.


Endless Greed mission involved the King of Greed. The mobs are able to inflict debuffs, such as [Stun]. The key requires 4 Old Chess Pieces and 4 Snail Shells. Joaquin Underground Passage mission involved Mighty Ogre. The key requires 150 Bulk of Gold and 150 Bulk of Silver.


Road of Avernus mission involved Diablo (Golden Horn Daemon). The mission gate is located in Tetra Ruins Grand Corridor. The key requires 10 Black Oxides and 1 Chalcedony. Trinity Elemental Force mission consists of 3 different trapped rooms aligned to fire, ice, and lightning. The mission gate is located in Porto Bello Deserted Quay. The key requires 1 Pure Otite and 1 Hell Valley Key.

 Added links above to Play Forum articles for these missions.


5. Misc.
Some more development for Android and iPhones... Panfilo and Karjalain will be getting new hybrid stances in the next update, using bracelet + sword and bracelet + rapier.

A few weeks ago, I found a screenshot of a character panel here which I thought is quite nice. But I couldn't find the skin pack to download, so I decided to reverse-engineer the screenshot back into a user interface skin. Rather than creating the skin from scratch, I opted for a partial skin instead. This means it will use another skin as a base, then over-write a few selected files with the partial skin. This way, I won't have to re-design every single button or scroll bar. The base skin I used is Revised Black Skin by Warwolf76, since I find it nicely compatible with the partial skin. You may experiment with other base skins if you wish. Anyway, here is the end result...


Download and unzip skin_warwolf76black+cadet.zip file below into Granado Espada\release\user\skin folder. Start the game launcher, and click Config button, then tick Enable User Skin and click Save button.




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This week, there wasn't much progression, as we had some other concerns beyond Granado Espada. Only Barret (Jose) gained a level to reach Veteran Lv.4. We missed a few missions, so the weekly yield consisted only of Symbol of Pisces, Symbol of Sagittarius, and Symbol of Capricorn, as well as Dragon Heart Recipe from party missions.

We even failed to make it to Legion War again... so our war title remained at Lv.3, and there will be restricted raid access next week. But well, there are still some unresolved issues, so it probably won't matter that much as we would be offline or inactive slightly more often next week.

However, we finally managed to take time out to join in our first raid on Stone Cortes in Lucifer Castle Basement Storage. As the fight progressed, Twin Nephthys (said to be "Montoro's subordinate") will sashay her way towards Stone Cortes and ravish everyone there. Later on, a second one will show up.

Treasure Shooting R (Japan) has been released for Feb 08-15, 2012. Most of the prizes are previously released items, except for one:


Highlander Claymore
Great Sword • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 458
ATK +10% vs. Life/Daemon/Golem/Human/Undead •
Penetration +8 • ATK Speed +15% • Block +10

The set also includes Grandies Character Card, Quarter Slot Permit, [Soul Guard] Stance Book, and some cash shop items.



[SG] PPL Update
In addition, Jewel Javelin, Jewel Gaiter, [Blitz Assault] Stance Book, and more are now available in Panfilo's Pot Luck (Singapore) until Feb 16, 2012. See the official notice here.

Sword 2 has added Valentine's Event for 2012. The event NPC, Valentine Merchant, is found in all 3 major towns. See Valentine's Event Patch Notes.


Basically, he sells some recipes as shown in the shop screenshot above. The problem is that the recipes' item descriptions do not reveal the required ingredients, which is somewhat dumb since all other recipes do so. The recipe can be crafted by Panfilo in Reboldeaux. Anyway, here are the recipe details, pulled from the latest datatable_itemmake.ies file.

Recipe Ingredients
Recipe - Chocolate Heart (event) 1 Honey, 20 Wheat Flour, 20 Beet, 1 Golden Apple, 10 Chocolate
Recipe - Red Candy (event) 1 Honey, 20 Cabosse, 50 Cockatrice Eggs, 50 Ice Crystals,
1 Red Leaf of Rafflesia
Recipe - Pink Candy (event) 1 Honey, 20 Cabosse, 50 Cockatrice Eggs, 50 Ice Crystals,
1 Yellow Leaf of Rafflesia
Recipe - Blue Candy (event) 1 Honey, 20 Cabosse, 50 Cockatrice Eggs, 50 Ice Crystals, 1 Blue Sap
Recipe - Black Lollipops (event) 1 Honey, 20 Cabosse, 50 Cockatrice Eggs, 50 Ice Crystals, 1 Black Sap
Recipe - Rainbow Lollipops (event) 1 Honey, 1 Red Candy (event), 1 Pink Candy (event),
1 Blue Candy (event), 1 Black Candy (event)


Honey is dropped by insects such as Wasps in Bahamar Deep Swamp. Wheat Flour is found among humanoid monsters, such as those in El Lago de Tres Hermanas. Red/Yellow Leaf of Rafflesia is found in Ustiur Zona Uno and the nearby maps. Beet and Ice Crystals are found in Katovic Snowfield and Frozen Wastes. Golden Apples and Blue/Black Saps are dropped by Eltetah in the arctic maps as well. Chocolate is sold by Lisa in Coimbra. Cabosse are dropped by various imps such as those in Tetra Ruins. Cockatrice Eggs drop from any cockatrice monsters, such as those in Rion Dungeon. Panfilo's personal skill can also extract some of these ingredients from various Life-type monsters. 

The NPC will also trade 1 Promotion Recipe - Veteran for 10 Rainbow Lollipops (event), and promises something "better" for later trades. Not sure what they are, but so far it doesn't seem like it is worth the trouble.

See also 《GE王者之劍R》情人節限定活動.



[SG] Valentine's Date With GM 2012 
More cash shop events from IAHGames... Buy Chocolate Hearts from cash shop and give them to selected GM on Feb 11, 2012. The highest spammer can win Jewel Weapons (any), Party Dress - First Step Costume (Ludin), Ludin Character Card, and [Efreet] Stance Book, along with a date with the GM on Feb 13. See [In-Game Event] Win A Date With Your Favorite GM/CM! for details.

Jormongand (aka Garim) raid has been revised in v7.5.1. Mysterious Key has been removed, and Jormongand Mark is used to open the reward chest instead. The first warp gate no longer consumes reputation points.

Mission Information (v7.5.1)
Location: Vegas Javier (F12)
Entry Cost: None
Frequency: 1/day
Participants: 2-12
Duration: 1 hour


The raid mission consists of clearing 5 rooms, each with a portal leading to the next room. The first room is guarded by Reydeavaricia (L120 Undead), also known as King of Greed. Kill it to spawn the portal.


The second room has a Y-shaped corridor. The corridor is lined with Slow Turrets, which can inflict [Slow] and [Expose] statuses. The latter is similar to L12 [Check Target] skill. There will also be mobs of Elbleed (L118 Daemon). Castor (L120 Daemon) awaits at the end of the right path, while Pollux (L120 Daemon) awaits at the end of the left path.


Each of the third rooms have an Elminor (L120 Daemon) inside. Kill it to spawn the portal.


The fourth room is filled with mobs of Elnoogard (L100-102 Daemon). They will attack the Seal Crystal, which will have a bar indicating its hit points. There will a zone-wide notice: Left/Right crystal is reacting. Unlike the pre-patch version, the mobs are fiercer, so it is likely that the crystal will be destroyed. When broken, a more powerful Reydeavaricia (L145 Undead) will appear, along with a zone-wide notice: Left/Right crystal has been destroyed. This Reydevaricia is much tougher than the previous one. [Whole Cancellation] skill can be used to remove its buff. Kill Reydeavaricia, then move on to the last room.


Jormongand (L130 Life) can inflict [Panic] and [Confusion] statuses. It can be affected by [Paralysis] and Lisa's [Physical Break] statuses.



Reward
According to datatable_monster.ies (v8.5), Jormongand still has 10% chance of dropping Jormongand Leather, just like in v6.7. Otherwise, it does not drop anything except for the roulette chest.

The roulette chest can be opened with Jormongand Mark, which Karjalain can craft with the recipe available from Precious Metal Merchant in Auch, Reboldeaux, or Viron for 500,000 vis. The recipe requires 1 Spino's Skull, 50 Bone Sticks, 50 Dragon Leather, 50 Dragon Horns, and 100 Solvent. The roulette chest rewards each participant with 2 random items from the list below. You may pay 2,000,000 vis for an additional roulette item.
  • Recipe - Jormongand Belt
  • Jormongand Leather
  • L100 Weapon/Armor
  • L92 Elite Armor
  • Le Noir
  • Enchantment Chip Veteran 
  • L100 Enchantment Chip x3
  • L96 Enchantment Chip x4
  • L92 Enchantment Chip x4
  • Frost/Flame/Gale Stone x2
  • Rare Book of Shooting/Combat/Magic
  • Hilt of Old Sword (alchemy grade 4)

Related Links
[v2.6 Feature] Garim's Nest
Garim Roulette (v8.5)

Adorabelle (f/ele) and Artemisia (Calyce) became ready for High Master promotions inside Castilla Tower of Chaos. Lourdes (Grace) reached Master Lv.9, and Zarathustra (Lionel) reached Veteran Lv.8. Barret (Jose) was also promoted and reached Veteran Lv.3.

Artemisia (Calyce) purchased another Angel Camael's Crossbow, which consumed 320 Upgrade Accelerators, 9 Lacquers +5: Expert, 10 Lacquers +6: Expert, and 15 Socket Flux. Luckily, the enchantment fared better, using 36 Veteran Enchantment Chips and Enchant Sedatives to acquire [ATK + Mental ATK + Human + Daemon + Undead]. Selene (Asoka) also bought Angel Ezekiel's Zweihander (great sword), but we decided to leave the processing for later.



Team Arena missions, Griffon missions, and a few mini-bosses yielded 2 Symbols of Pisces, 2 Symbols of Sagittarius, Symbol of Gemini, Symbol of Aries, Symbol of Leo, Symbol of Libra, and Symbol of Capricorn. Joaquin Underground Prison yielded Elite Le Blanc (wiz) Recipe and Artisan's Earring Recipe this week... still better than the usual crap of Ancient Star Orb Boxes, Honor Cards, and Veteran Boots/Gloves.

We refined and exchanged 146 Rough Stones collected over the past weeks, and got 2 HQ Spodumene, 3 GQ Spodumene, and 2 GQ Obsidian among other junks. We also opened 30 Letizia Shiny Boxes and got Pet Box (Pigling), Archangel Heart, and Dragon Heart.


Qilue (f/sco) joined the Royalists once more during Legion War, and earned another medal. After the Republicans retreated, we gained the Lv.3 war title of Apprentice Mercenary, and received 7 AM's Boost (Event) and 5 Expert G EXP Cards from Gerard.

Anyway, after maintenance, someone was wondering why we were dragging things around. The person seemed to have conveniently forgotten what he was doing after the maintenance during the previous week.

The Devourers have introduced 2 new boxes in the Bazaar (250 Gold each) - Quinzel's Penderie & Raiden's Angel X. The new items are Le Lion Noble Costume (Baek Ho), Blue Serpent Costume (f/wiz), Veronica Chipao Costume (f/wiz), Angel Rizoel's Rod, and Dragon's Wings Blade (sword).

Angel Rizoel's Rod is the only rod with base ATK Rating 33 for now. In v9.9.0, wizards must use rod to access [Telekinesis] stance, while [Darkness] stance is only available with staff or special rod (aka rod of revelation, misc. rod, wand). The same patch will also introduce the constellation rod - The Control of Ophiuchus, which can be crafted using Ancient Runes - Ti and Ar. Other known AR33 rods include Rod of Hermit, Rod of Pride, and Le Talent de la Perle.

A few people have asked so far, but I am too busy to compile and constantly update a resource site like Book of Wind or Book of Fire all by myself. I have asked a few other players to help out, but not much responses so far, maybe because they are busy exploring the new content for v9.5.

In any case, I have pulled data out of v10.5.1 client of Korea's Silver (Test) Server and made some spreadsheets to cross-reference those data based on character/stance/skill selection. It is not as presentable as a proper web site, but simple enough to save me a significant amount of time, as I won't have to edit, format, and update every single character, stance, and skill. So no fancy picture, no fancy format, just raw data taken directly from the client.... up to and including Veatrice, Grandies, Cadet Adriana, Cadet Elisa, etc.

This free "product" is provided as is without warranties, guarantees, or support. As I mentioned, the data is extracted directly from the client, so if you don't understand something, try to compare some basic stances to figure out what some fields may mean. You need Microsoft Excel to open the file (.xlsx format, 1.24 MB). Compatibility with other software has not been tested, but it isn't too complex so it shouldn't have too much problems. If you have constructive feedbacks, feel free to leave a comment, but I can't promise I will implement it, as it depends on how much time/work is required.

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