Singapore server is closing on April 27, 2017 (Thu) at 12:00 hours (UTC+8).  

Imperial Wheel V: Special Edition (Japan) is now available from Dec 25, 2012 to Jan 09, 2013. See 貴族シリーズ for a list of Aristocrat weapon series. Other prizes include Greek Croma, Fate of Castilla, Nero Croma, General Plate, Expert Enchantment Chip x1000, etc.



Heyran Special Set
Heyran Character Card
Upgraded [Femme Fatale] Ring
Upgraded [Dagger Polish] Ring
Dagger of Higgins
  • Dagger • ATK Rating 34 • ATK 210
  • ATK +10% vs. All Races • Penetration +8 • Critical +10

Marchetti Special Set
Marchetti Character Card
Upgraded [Distortion Cube] Ring
Cube of Gridley
  • Cube • ATK Rating 34 • ATK 300
  • ATK +10% vs. All Races • ATK Speed +10% • Max SP +15% • Magic Penetration +5

Veatrice Special Set
Veatrice Character Card
[Tempest] Stance Book
Upgraded [Tempest] Ring
Upgraded [Enchanted Arm] Ring
Lightning Bangle of Porter
  • Lightning Bracelet • ATK Rating 34 • ATK 295
  • ATK +10% vs. All Races • ATK Speed +10% • Max SP +15% • Lightning Penetration +5

Blade of Insincere Costume
Weapon Costume • Sword [STR +2]
Variant color texture using model of Blade of Insincere.

Le Talent de la Perle Costume
Weapon Costume • Rod [INT +3]
The weapon version was released in Imperial Wheel XI.

L'Harmonie de la Pierre de la Lune Costume
Weapon Costume • Dagger [STR +2]
The weapon version was released in Imperial Wheel XI.

Sniper Grace
Sniper Grace Character Card
See also the event notice - スナイパーグレイス登場!!.

Dress Suit Costume
Body Costume + Hat • Catherine STR/DEX/INT

Alchemist Costume
Body Costume • Veronif

Christmas Costume Set
Body Costumes + Hats • Emilia, Asoka, Valeria
Previously released in Imperial Wheel V: Christmas 2011.

Last week, IMC (Korea) has released a new update preview article - 업데이트 미리보기 - 영입NPC 카노 키엘체. The contents are also previewed in Frontier: Dec 2012.


1. Bristia 4th Scenario Quests
Added Bristia 4th Scenario quests. To start, you must move to Kielce after completing Bristia 3rd Scenario quests (involving J.D. recruitment). Simon and Veronif investigate further. The Resistance and the Blood Navy engage in conflict.



2. New Character - Kano Kielce (B1.5.9)
Added more Loli to the game - Kano Kielce. Kano is the aide of Blood Navy General, Reynolds. She is part of Bristia MCC team. See Blue Moon Waltz - Kano for more details on the character, and [캐릭터/스탠스] 카노 영입 퀘스트 for Kano Recruitment Quests.


Her stances are [Fortitudo], [Enhanced Tactics], and her unique [Storytelling]. A new weapon type - Encyclopedia - allows her to use the latter 2 stances. [Storytelling] is an attack stance which also debuffs enemy with [Stun], [Burn], and [Panic]. It also has a buff skill [Wall of Curan] that reduces enemy skill damage. No stance book required for [Storytelling]; she is created with the stance.


3. New Gigante Beach Games
Added new games to Gigante Beach. The 1st game allows you to shoot flying Enchantment Chips... presumably for chips. The 2nd game is essentially Whac-A-Mole, requiring you to hit Capybaras that appear out of holes. The 3rd game involves whacking a Phobitan Imp to knocking it flying.


There is also a mission to infiltrate the camp soldiers. You can extend the mission duration by acquiring certain items inside.

Sadly, since the world did not end on Dec 21, we just have to make do with another Christmas. At any rate, the Christmas event mission gives quite a good amount of Soul Crystals. See Christmas Event 2012 for details.

Such eschatological failure of prophecy has been parodied by Terry Pratchett in the form of the Apocralypse. 

The Apocralypse is the end of the world, so named because it is an apocryphal apocalypse, nobody is sure when it will happen, how it will happen, and whether it will happen in the here-and-now sense. The Tea-Time of the Gods, when the Ice Giants will march against them for the last time, probably without even giving them the lawnmower back first. [Source]
Those who haven't read the Christmas excerpt from Pratchett's Hogfather can still read it here.

Wishing everyone Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Oh, and this is my blog's 1,000th post! Heheheh.

Image from Sword Art Online, Episode 03 - Red-Nosed Reindeer side story.
Download UTW fansub episode here, or read the light novel vol.2 chapt.4 here.

Blog Roll Clean Up
The following blogs were removed from the sidebar for RSS inactivity of 6 months or more.

First introduced in v8.10.1, this mission was originally found in Ustiur Zona Tres (B3). It was later moved to become one of the 14 mercenary missions. See Coimbra Nimrod Bridge Missions for list of other missions.

Mission Information
Location: Coimbra Nimrod Bridge (I5)
Entry Cost: None
Frequency: 1/day
Party Size: 1-5 families (MCC3)
Duration: 20 minutes
Reward Type: Roulette



1. Kill Skeletons
Kill all the skeleton monsters (Lv.107 Undead • AR/DR 53-54). After that, click on the Crystal Skull at I6/J7.


2. Defend Crystal Skull
Protect the Crystal Skull (Lv.44 Other • AR/DR 150 • DEF 9,999 • RES 0) from the monsters. Kill 10 Cursed Undead Fighter/Musketeer; a zone notice will announce how many have been killed. If a monster is attacking the crystal, a zone notice will tell you how much HP is left for the crystal.
Cursed Undead Fighter • Lv.110 • Undead • Light Armor • None • Small
HP 158,941 • ATK Rating 55 • ATK 3,283 • DEF Rating 55 • DEF 91
RES • Fire 0, Ice 0, Lightning 0, Mental 10 • Penetration 0 • Immunity 0

Cursed Undead Musketeer • Lv.110 • Undead • Light Armor • None • Small
HP 94,530 • ATK Rating 55 • ATK 2,480 • DEF Rating 55 • DEF 91
RES • Fire 0, Ice 0, Lightning 0, Mental 10 • Penetration 0 • Immunity 0
There are a lot of mobs. It is recommended to use stances with splash attacks, such as [Superior Blaster], so you can clear targets faster. You can also bring one builder (e.g. Angie) to construct fences and turrets/blades around the Crystal Skull, then run to the left side, and quickly kill the Cursed Undead as soon as they appear.


3. Kill Bone Rebirth
The Crystal Skull will start loading a green gauge bar. Kill Bone Rebirth before it fills up. Click on roulette chest for reward.
Bone Rebirth • Lv.110 • Undead • Soft Armor • None • Medium
[v8.10] HP 308,448 • ATK Rating 57 • ATK 5,699 • DEF Rating 57 • DEF 110
[v10.x] HP 813,576 • ATK Rating 57 • ATK 7,542 • DEF Rating 57 • DEF 110
RES • Fire 30, Ice 30, Lightning 30, Mental 30 • Penetration 0 • Immunity 0

Roulette Reward
Bonus roulette costs 50,000 vis. Known roulette items include:
  • Viscount Skull Ring
  • Soul of Castilla (Fighter Hat)
  • Lv.100 Armor/Weapon
  • Lv.92 Elite Armor/Weapon
  • Lv.84 Elite Armor/Weapon
  • White Gold Bar x3
  • Growth Stone (100,000 feso) x3
  • HQ Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald
  • Portable Ancient Star Orb Box
  • EXP Card - Grade 69 x10
  • Honor Card A

Related Links
GE副本~死者狂詩曲
죽은 자의 광시곡 - 베테랑 구간 난이도 미션
死者の狂詩曲

IMC (Korea) has impeded Christmas event from Dec 06, 2012 to Jan 10, 2013. Santa Nunez is in Coimbra Nimrod Bridge, along with a huge Christmas Tree. As expected, the event is being exported to other regions. See the actual event page at 그라나도 에스파다 - 크리스마스 선물 이벤트, and event notice at [이벤트] 크리스마스 선물 이벤트 오픈.



Eva Sharon will be added in v10.22.2. The following is translated from クエスト/NPC/シャロン, cross-referenced with [編入]可疑的女子. All quests must be done in sequence.


See Coimbra Bridge Missions for a list of other available missions. This mission was first introduced in v10.4.1.

Update: This mission has been deleted in v19.71.76. See Patch Notes - October 23, 2013.


Mission Information
Location: Coimbra Nimrod Bridge (I5)
Entry Cost: Key [Bahama - Greed of Treasure Box] (1 per family)
Frequency: 1/day
Duration: 20 minutes
Participants (v10.4.1): 1-10 families (MCC3)
Participants (v10.18): 1-12 families (MCC3)
Reward Type: Roulette

The key can be acquired from Wandering Merchant in Bahama Base Camp (E3) with Expedition Memo x30, which commonly drops in all 4 Bahama swamp maps (but not Underground Cave).


The mission objective is to open all treasure boxes (up to 37), which are scattered throughout the map. There are 6 types of treasure boxes - STR, AGI, CON, DEX, INT, and CHA. Click on the box until it disappears. When it disappears, a zone notice will announce how many boxes were opened out of the total number. An unopened box remains, and must be clicked upon again.

The success rate depends on the character's attribute scores. For example, a character with STR 60 and DEX 90 will have 90% chance of opening a DEX treasure box and 60% chance of opening a STR treasure box. Therefore, bringing characters with diverse attributes is recommended. A sample team would be Grandies (STR 110, CON 90) + Elementalist (INT 110, CHA 70) + Grace Bernelli (DEX 120, AGI 70).

There will be a boss monster, Rich King, that will hunt you down as you click on treasure boxes. You do not need to kill it to complete the mission. However, the quest from Coimbra Mercenary will require 1 kill. It is basically a modified King of Greed, with its standard melee attacks and ranged poison shots. It can buff [Protect] on itself as usual.
Rich King • Lv.125 • Undead • Hard Armor • None • Large
HP 5,832,000 • ATK Rating 64 • ATK 5,678 • DEF Rating 64 • DEF 108
RES • Fire 63, Ice 58, Lightning 58, Mental 58 • Penetration 10 • Immunity 10
[Protect] ATK 6,813 • DEF Rating 66 • DEF 158 • Penetration 65
Once all the treasure boxes are opened, the roulette chest will appear.


Roulette Reward
Bonus roulette costs 50,000 vis.
  • Symbol of Sagittarius (v10.4.1) or Constellation Symbol Box (v10.20.2)
  • Lv.100 Weapon/Armor
  • Lv.92 Elite Weapon/Armor
  • Lv.84 Elite Weapon/Armor
  • Elemental Jewel
  • Shiny Crystal Chest
  • Portable Ancient Star Orb Box
  • Honor Card A
  • EXP Card - Grade 69 x10

Related Links
寧羅德之橋"頂上對決"版更後新增副本簡易文字攻略
궁수자리 미션 - 탐욕의 보물상자
貪欲の宝箱
貪婪的寶物箱子
[GE] v10.6 New Raids

Crazy Emilia's sub-quests are added in v10.18. They are required to recruit Sharon later. The following is translated from 暗黒エミリア-サブクエスト. All quests must be done in sequence.


Barrel will be added in B1.0.2. The character is created with [Cobra] stance, so no stance book is needed. NPC names may be subject to localized changes. All quests must be done in sequence. The following is translated from クエスト/NPC/バレル and 배럴 영입 퀘스트 - 주정뱅이 배럴.


This guide has been updated on March 08, 2013.

WAYI (Taiwan) has updated their Granado Espada to B1.0.7 on Dec 05, 2012. You can download the game client here. See 【GE王者之劍】工業革命,全新旅程即將展開! for the update mini-site, and 《GE王者之劍R》工業革命版更更新項目 for patch notes.

  • New Maps - Kielce, Kielce Night, Kielce Laboratory
  • New Characters - Marchetti, Barrel, Sharon
  • New System - Artifacts, Family Level Buff, No More Promotion Scrolls!



New Update Events: Dec 05, 2012 - Jan 09, 2013
  • Talk to Event NPC daily for free event cash items (e.g. Soul Crystals). On the 25th time, get a free Cadet Adriana character card. 
  • Login weekly to get a costume jewel (30 days) + a face costume (e.g. Ralph's Monocle). If you login for all 35 days, you will get a free Sword of Ex Machina. There is also a chance to win real prizes (e.g. phone, computer).
  • Players who have not login since Sep 30, 2012 will get a set of event cash items, if they login during event period. The items include Extra Vault Space (800), Home Premium Service, Premium Wing Coupons, etc.
  • Create a new family during event period to get free character cards - Romina, Emilia, Adelina, Claire, and Grace. 
  • EXP +100% boost during event period.
They have also introduced the rune-light weapons in their web game - 光之武器第一彈: 朵恩的光之巨劍、妮特的光之法杖.

See Coimbra Bridge Missions for a list of other available missions. This mission was first introduced in v10.4.1.

Mission Information
Location: Coimbra Nimrod Bridge (I5)
Entry Cost: Key [Dark Swamp - Angler Hunting Ground] (1 per family)
Frequency: 1/day
Duration: 20 minutes
Participants (v10.4.1): 1-10 families (MCC3)
Participants (v10.18): 1-12 families (MCC3)
Reward Type: Roulette

The key can be acquired from Wandering Merchant in Bahama Base Camp (E3) with Expedition Box x30, which commonly drops in all 4 Bahama swamp maps (but not Underground Cave).


This mission is very straight-forward. Simply kill every Swamp Anglers on the map within 20 minutes. Once they are all dead, click on roulette chest for reward. Spammable area skills, such as [Tenseness], are recommended.
Swamp Angler • Lv.110 • Wildlife • Light Armor • None • Large
HP 23,677 • ATK Rating 55 • ATK 1,642 • DEF Rating 55 • DEF 143
RES • Fire 30, Ice 50, Lightning 40, Mental 60 • Penetration 0 • Immunity 0
Jun the Angler Hunter will also help you. He will periodically announce the number of remaining Swamp Anglers. Eventually, he may also summon a dog for extra assistance. Note that their kills may result in insufficient kill count (70 kills required) to complete the repeatable quest from Coimbra Mercenary in Coimbra Nimrod Bridge.
Jun • Lv.120 • Human • Soft Armor • None • Small
HP 2,196 • ATK Rating 160 • ATK 30,240 • DEF Rating 160 • DEF 84
RES • Fire 0, Ice 0, Lightning 0, Mental 0 • Penetration 0 • Immunity 0

Hunting Dog • Lv.120 • Wildlife • Soft Armor • None • Small
HP 32,604 • ATK Rating 160 • ATK 5,292 • DEF Rating 160 • DEF 91
RES • Fire 16, Ice 16, Lightning 16, Mental 15 • Penetration 0 • Immunity 0

Roulette Reward
Bonus roulette item costs 50,000 vis.
  • Symbol of Scorpio (v10.4.1) or Constellation Symbol Box (v10.20.2)
  • Lv.100 Weapon/Armor
  • Lv.92 Elite Weapon/Armor
  • Lv.84 Elite Weapon/Armor
  • Elemental Jewel
  • Shiny Crystal Chest
  • Portable Ancient Star Orb Box
  • Honor Card A
  • EXP Card - Grade 69 x10

Related Links
전갈자리 미션 - 그늘진 늪, 아귀 사냥터 미션
日陰の沼地:スワンプアングラー猟場
GE副本~幽暗沼澤 ─ 惡鬼狩獵場
寧羅德之橋"頂上對決"版更後新增副本簡易文字攻略

From v10.6 onwards, Coimbra Nimrod Bridge will become a hub location to start various missions. This blog post serves as an index page, and will be updated with links as more mission guides are posted. See also ニムロッド橋 (Japanese).


Ancient Blessing Statue (I5) replaces El Antiguo Patrimonio, which has been removed from Queen's Gate and Thueringen Lakeside. It grants EXP +20%, ATK Rating +1, and DEF Rating +1 for 24 hours, costing 300 reputation points. In v10.18, there will also be a Pioneer Support buff for EXP, Stance EXP, or Drop Rate, usable 1/day for free. You can get the buffs at any time of the day.

Coimbra Mercenary (I5) lets you start various daily "mercenary" missions in v10.6. He also offers repeatable hunt quests to kill the mission boss(es). Each quest rewards either Veteran Polish x2 or Veteran B EXP Card x3.

Joaquin Barrier Siege
Joaquin Barrier Defense
Dead Man's Rhapsody
Al Quelt Moreza Hollow
Tetra Antiquities Room
Porto Bello, St. Cathrina Saloon
Prison de Joaquin, Corridor of Assize

Room of the Dead
Dark Swamp - Angler Hunting Ground
Mine Passage - Merman Eater's Nest
Balanced Room - Nightmare Unicorn
Ice Wizard's Tower - Leo Room
Bahama - Greed of Treasure Box
Strange Dungeon - Gullfaxi




Solo Raid Mission Guard (I5) will replace the Team Arena NPC in v10.18. (Team Arena missions will be removed then.) The new NPC will start the old "Federigo" raid missions (v4.5) instead. In v10.6, you have to start these missions from their original locations (e.g. Ustiur Zona Uno), but they have become solo missions (i.e. 1 family only) with no need for lobby keys. The gate summon items (e.g. Platinum Maul) are still needed.

Sharffenberger the Cursed
Rafflesia

Uraeus
Griffon



Squad Raid Mission Guard (I8) will replace the Pegadilla Mercenary for Poison Yard in v10.18. The new NPC will start the squad raid missions from one easily accessible location. All of these missions are also available in v10.6, but you need to go to different maps to start. See individual entries for actual locations.

Einwind - Gate of Lightning
Novia - Gate of Ice

Argus - Cabeza de Gigante
Sekhmet - Inside the Crater

Since the last journal entry 2 months ago, we have trained up a few more characters. Zarathustra (Lionel) and Lisbeth (BSI) were promoted to Master. We don't really remember who else gained level any more, but we finally updated the Family Profile. Panfilo the Chef was recruited, and renamed as Wendigo, after the cannibalistic winter spirit of the North American native culture. Together, they raised the family to Lv.54+3.