Updated Recruit Cherlyn, Recruit Amy, and The Smyphonia Episode 1 Scenario quest guide...   ♥♥♥    

Several years ago, I got bored with Granado Espada and was checking out Dragon Nest . I briefly mentioned it in a family journal entry here. I got bored of the game eventually for several reasons... its frustratingly small inventory, could-have-been-better graphics, and Nexon's IP blocks.

Anyway, for those who did not already know, there was a movie called Dragon Nest: Warriors' Dawn released in 2014. While I got bored of the game and frustrated with its small inventory size, the movie is actually quite good. It covers the background story of the game, featuring some of the major NPCs like Argenta.



The movie is in Mandarin Chinese. You can also download the full movie (.mkv) here , or watch it online at the following sites:

According to Mili Pictures , there will be a movie sequel called Dragon Nest: Throne of Elves.

The sequel to Mili’s hugely successful Dragon Nest: Warriors’ Dawn takes the story of the land of Altera deep into the territory of the Elves in an action-packed adventure with more of the drama, comedy, and excitement that made the first movie an audience favorite. The film will be released in 2016 and is directed by Soong Yuefeng, acclaimed director of the first movie.

Japan servers have updated to Truth of Viron (aka Leaders of a New Era) Episode 1. Also introducing the new Bernier (ベルニエシリーズ) weapon series with ATK Rating 40, and innate stats of ATK vs. All Races 80% and Penetration +10.


Lynn and Silver Flare Lynn are voiced by Kakuma Ai (加隈亜衣), who performed in Amagi Brilliant Park (Sento Isuzu), Selector Infected WIXOSS (Kominato Ruuko), Rokka no Yuusha (Rosso Chamo), and High School DxD BorN (Rossweisse).


DOWNLOAD SOUND FILES
The latest Japanese and Korean sound effects files have been uploaded as se_jap_20150624.zip and se_eu_20150618.zip respectively. These files include voices for Lynn and Silver Flare Lynn.

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Related Links
Truth of Viron Episode 1 Preview Site
6/24アップデート情報
アップデート記念イベント「皇室騎士の晩餐」 Jun 24 - Jul 08, 2015
おかえりなさいキャンペーン Jun 24 - Jul 22, 2015

Europe server has renewed the old Cruise's Mission Impossible event, while American server never even got the event the first time.


Complete specific raid missions, mini-games, or accumulate play-time to acquire event tickets. The tickets can be used to exchange for the following items in Europe server.



Related Links
Cruise's Mission Impossible 2 Jun 16 - Jul 14, 2015

Recruit Lynn quests were added in v24.85.71. You will need the following items:


Great Cabbage x15
Giant Cockatrice Egg x30
Cabosse x100
Clear Rum x50
Cast Iron x200 or Composite Steel x3,000
Growth Stone x15 (optional)

Illier Style Comodo Steak x1
Illier Style Spider Steak x1
Illier Style Boar Steak x1
Illier Style Golden Apple Pie x1
Illier Style Special Salad x1


You must also have created the following characters, depending on which route you have chosen.
  • Panfilo (or Battle Cook Panfilo)
  • Claude (optional)
  • Daria (optional)
This quest guide has been updated to v24.85.71. This does not reflect changes (if any) made by later versions. Thanks to everyone who left comments on the various routes.


Synopsis :
After being injured by Pharrel, Lynn's wound does not heal properly due to the energy of Montoro in Lucifer Castle. You bring her to Elisa for treatment. After taking Elisa's medicine, Lynn gets better but wants to eat a proper Illier meal.

Lynn feels something is missing in those meals, and asks about any chef from Illier. You bring Panfilo to meet her. Lynn claims Panfilo once poisoned L, but he insists it was just a new recipe. He cooks a dish of undead fish fillet (with spit in it), yet Lynn enjoys eating it.

Lynn wants to repair her broken family sword which was forged by Valeron. It seems only Claude or Brianne (aka Bryan) can repair it. Her sword used to be silver, but when L embraced the darkness out of rage and loneliness, Lynn dyed it black to follow her master.

Lynn begs L to stop her course, but L orders her to kill you. Lynn refuses to stand by watching her take a wrong path. L orders Pharrel to kill everyone, but you defeat him. Beatrice appears and attacks L, but Lynn blocks the attack instead. L walks off as Lynn collapses, saying it is the duty of a knight to sacrifice her life to protect her master.

You bring Lynn to Elisa for treatment again. Adriana says she cannot watch her friend's sister dies, and Lynn reveals she has not met her sister in 10 years. Adriana tells her to correct her master's path as the duty of a knight.

Claude tells Lynn to forcefully bring L over. Lynn challenges you to a fight for insulting L. After losing, Lynn realizes that protecting L means more than just protecting her from assassins sent by Vespanola.

Panfilo apologizes for putting laxative in the dish, and got thrashed by Lynn. He then suggests Lynn to beat monsters in Infinito Challenge until she releases her stress. Since Panfilo can clear up to Round 20, Lynn wants to clear Round 31 alone, asking you to clear the rounds before it. She fails, and gets angry when Panfilo tries to console her.

Daria says that when she first enlisted in Illier army, L was full of nothing but revenge. She asks Lynn why she allows L to become like that. Daria gets angry and leaves, saying that it was a shame that she respected Lynn so much that she decided to be a soldier too. Since you agrees with Daria, Lynn challenges you to a duel. After losing, Lynn realizes that since L trusts nobody, she has been relying on herself as well. She should have helped L, instead of letting her go her way by herself.

Lynn joins your family, until L returns to find herself.

Imperial Wheel S 108 has been updated for June 10-12, 2015. The key features are:

  • Tyrant Necklace
  • Tyrant Earrings
  • Pet Box (Afkeer) - ATK Rating +2, ATK vs. Monster +10%, Physical Penetration +30, Lv.12 Divine Bless, ATK Speed -20%, Movement Speed -20%, Accuracy -20, Critical -20, All RES -20
  • Rifle-Ultimate stance book + rings
  • Abyss Bayonet - Penetration +15, Immunity -5, Critical +5, ATK vs. All Races +20%
  • Vigilar Armor (Fighter)
There is also a new unique wizard stance (Japan only) called Rod-Ultimate. See 6/10アップデート情報 for details.

The following post summarizes some changes based on patch notes for Korean live servers. American server is currently at v23.41.50. See Patch Notes page for earlier versions.


See also the next scenario after Armonia - Leaders of a New Era update:

Leader of New Era Episode 1 scenario was added in v24.85.71. No normal item is needed for this scenario.



This quest guide has been updated to v24.85.71. This does not reflect changes (if any) made by later versions.

Synopsis :
Fritz summons the Violacea members and informs them that Stratavista is coming forth from the shadows. Stratavista has agents in Illier, Armonia, Bristia, Granado Espada, and even nations of the East. Grandma says that they are after "complete control of all mankind", based on what she has seen in her time with Archduke Felipe. War is imminent, and Jurgen is somehow involved.

Van refuses to be a representative of Armonia to hide his presence from Marquis Hernandez. Fritz tells him about Code Name L heading for Lucifer Castle in Viron. Beatrice confronts Van in Viron, saying Hernandez has ordered his death if Van betrays him.

Grandma reveals to you that an Armonia priest spying on Stratavista mentions a mysterious Stratavista nominee called Code Name L. You learn that Taikbin tried to pick L up, but got smashed by Lynn. After finding encoded fragments in Viron forests, Leonele reveals that L has been appointed castellan of Lucifer Castle and keeper of Viron by the queen, and not by Marquis Hernandez.

Grandma says L can enter the royal palace and Felipe's room without restriction, and all nobles who incurred her disfavor simply vanished. Her purpose in Viron is to arrest the murderer of one of the Ten Nobles. Leonele wants you to clear up the misunderstanding.

Beatrice blocks your way, then shows up again when you are stopped by a dark knight. Dark Knight Lynn Herbert hails from a knight family which guards the Illier royal family for generations. Lynn and Beatrice fought once before.

Pharrel tasks you to deliver bribes to L, but Taikbin steals them. You make a dent in monster population of Viron before Pharrel sends you off again. L interrupts Lynn and invites you to the reception hall.

L does not care about your part in Montoro's death as you are a "small fry". She carries out assassination for Stratavista, and asks you to join them. You refuse, and L threatens to kill you but says you are still useful and Marquis Hernandez has asked her for something.

Back in Viron, you track down the missing Pharrel, finding 3 Time Pieces related to him. After the death of Montoro, Pharrel has been searching for a way to harness his power. Leonele sends you back to Lucifer Castle.

Jurgen shows up, looking for Montoro. Truman also appears, saying the weakness of the human body is the reason why Montoro's experiments failed. Although missing a power source, he has synthesized the technology of Stratavista to create a weapon for mankind annihilation. L leaves with Truman to see his masterpiece.

L has mixed Montoro's power with Hernandez's poison before Pharrel seizes it. Hernandez created the poison as he fears Montoro. The poisoned power turns Pharrel into a monster. You fight Pharrel, but Truman interrupts to save his experiment subject.

You then defeat Lynn, but refuse to kill her. Lynn says that when L was sent to Vespanola, she began to blame Illier and changed, associating with bad people. She cannot disobey L, but wants you to persuade her to change her course.

My old laptop always have overheating issues when running Granado Espada game client. It will get really hot and then the operating system just crashes, and the laptop has to be restarted. Here are some methods to reduce heat. Changing settings may introduce some lag, but it is still better to lag than to have a entire system crash.


A. Reduce Processor State
I have found this to be very effective in preventing overheating. You may need to lower the number further if it still overheats at 95%. See How To Prevent Your Laptop From Overheating [Windows 7] as well.
  1. Go to Control Panel > Display > Adjust Brightness window.
  2. Click Change Plan Setting for the currently selected power plan.
  3. Click Change Advanced Power Settings to open Power Options window. 
  4. Reduce Maximum Processor State from 100% to a lower number (e.g. 95%, 80%, 50%).
  5. Reduce Minimum Processor State to a lower number accordingly.
  6. Click OK to apply the changes.

B. Change GPU Settings
Change the following GPU Settings. The exact steps to be taken depends on your GPU. See How to Change Vertical Sync .
  • VSync = On or Adaptive
  • Triple Buffering = On
If there is input lag, you can also reduce Maximum Pre-Rendered Frames to 2 or 1.


C. Use Process Throttle
Once I started reducing processor state, I have not used a process throttle so far. But if you wish, you can limit a particular process by using a throttle such as Battle Encoder Shirase (BES) freeware.
  1. Run BES first, then start Granado Espada patcher.
  2. Once patching is done, start the game client itself.
  3. Click Target button in BES, and select ge.exe. Note: This must be C:\Program Files\Granado Espada\release\ge.exe, and not C:\Program Files\Granado Espada\ge.exe.
  4. Click Limit This button (for one-time limit) or Limit/Watch button (for constant monitoring).
  5. Click on Control button in BES to specify the exact limit.
Note: Using a process throttle may make the game music/sounds distorted.






D. Cooling Device
Having a small table-top fan blowing on the laptop helps to cool it down as well. Personally, I find a fan to be more effective than a laptop cooling pad. Be sure to clean the fan if it accumulates too much dust.



E. Clean Hardware
You can also clean the laptop internal parts (fan, heat sink, etc.) and apply a new coating of thermal paste. This however requires laptop disassembly, which you probably shouldn't do if you are not sure what you are doing.