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Past News | January 2008

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January 2008

    Thursday, January 31, 2008

January 31st Server Reset
Posted by: Hatiki -- 4:27 PM EST
Server reset, Thursday, January 31, 2008
The Nexus servers were reset with the following changes:

Subpath additions and fixes:
* Druid path gets a new room "Cluichi"

* Major updates for Valentines day event
* Major updates for new items shop items coming soon
* Updated Buya map for missing Runway entrance
* Major updates for "ISmileHere" Fundraiser (added in merchants for fun and a merchant that will allow you to buy checks and send parcels.)

Thank you to JuJakMan for submitting the Druid room picture.

-Hatiki Sudeki
-Hyul 13, 9th Moon

    Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Item shop update
Posted by: Vini -- 7:05 PM EST
As posted in Item Shop Announcements board, there's a new item available for purchase in Kruna Shop: The unique looking hat - Fezter. It's available in 12 different colors to fit the taste of various community members. The price is the same for each of them, only 100 kruna, no more no less.

Enjoy new Kruna items, there will be more there soon!

~Vini Normad'or~
~Hyul 13, Moon 8~

    Monday, January 28, 2008

Chaos in Vale
Posted by: Aens -- 2:28 AM EST
    Tonight a fierce battle ensued in Vale between the Syndicate 7 (Led by Aens) and the Drightens (Led by Sunkara). The Syndicate 7 was able to rally up outside support from the community to back their forces as they assaulted the Drighten Camp, which was looking to raid a S7 outpost in Vale.

    This whole affair came about when Caera reportedly stole information from the S7 regarding an upcoming operation crucial to the S7’s goals. Caera passed the information on to Sunkara before being captured by the S7 members. As the Alpha male, Sunkara decided to use the Drighten Pack to hinder the operations of the S7. He gathered his forces in an Encampment in Vale. S7 scouts found their location and Aens rallied the support of the unknowing community to mount an assault on the camp.

-For the time, everyone had the ability to see ghosts in vale and there was resurrection available with out going to a shrine.-

Wolves at the Gate

The Leaders Meet

Being overwhelmed by the Syndicate enforcements, the
Drightens resorted to alli's from afar.

The fear that SuNKaRA had for the safety of his people boiled slowly into an overpowering rage, spilling out into the ground soaking it with the putrid stentch of a massacre, and blackening the skies with the ancient rage of the Drightens.

Following the battles, those involved posted words on the Chronicles of the Winds

I'm sure this is not that last we have heard from the two organizations.

Hyul 13, 8th Moon

    Saturday, January 26, 2008

Mug shows his Home
Posted by: Kikoura -- 3:05 AM EST

For the daily East Gate Kugnae people who sit and talk about different subjects in the fine Kingdom of the Winds, today was slightly different evening.
All of a sudden, a greenish Mug appeared from the sky and started playing around with citizens! He brought in a Fireworks show and chated with people, but what was the big hit of the night was being invited to enter his new home, down the Earth in the core center of Koguryo.

Fireworks show in east Kugnae.

Barricades mysteriously popped up from the soil of East Gate and they lead to the place filled with lava and dark ground.
People who were unfortunate and got there a second too late missed quite of a good time there:

The host himself!

Mug was kind enough to answer some questions for us which included:
What about this new Carnage event?
To which Mug explained it will be something different from Riches, Bloodlust, and Elixir wars.
The main change will not just be new rooms!
What’s with the Sa san trails?
Mug then states, or warns, that the Sa san trials will be much harder than the previous levels.
What else do you have in store for us?
He then spoke about the creation of a RP (role-play) town where people will be forced to role-play there or will be removed.

Mug abandoned his nice grass garden to a stone dark place with a throne in there just for him.

Mug would answer the questions of those who politely raised their hands.

It was quite a pleasant night in Koguryo, the Nexus community is thankful and can't wait to see the many good new things being released.


And for those who didn't get to know me, I'm Kikoura, one of the new Nexus Atlas reporters. I am excited to bring news for you all and am looking forward to keep everyone well informed.

,'Kikoura Noiroaku
Hyul 13, 7th Moon

    Thursday, January 24, 2008

New Monk Elder!
Posted by: Aens -- 11:40 PM EST
Tonight Long time Monk Elder Berig has stepped down. He who has been leading them since Yuri 68, has done several endeavors to his path over this 27 yuris and hyuls he has been there. His sucessor picked was LiShen who has been selected to in hopes continue broadcasting the strong traditions of the Monk Sub-Path.

Nexus Atlas would like to Thank you Berig for all the hard work you have done within nexus and outside.

Congratulations to Elder LiShen and good luck in all your endeavors.

Thanks to Kipsy for reporting this information!

Hyul 13, 7th Moon

Winter storms are over
Posted by: Vini -- 4:14 PM EST
Winter snow is over. The grass glows the beautiful green once again. The snow from the top of the buildings is gone too and the kingdom of winds return to normal after many moons of that snow storm, the longest one in nexus history.

With the green grass appearing again, citizens can now notice a grown unique flower from the redsoil just in front of the Tree of Reflections. A pretty flower indeed, just as beautiful as what it represents.

With the reset there was also introduced quite a few things. Here's the resume posted by GM Mug in dreamweavers board:

A new board "Shunnyo Spirits" has been introduced to thank those who have given to the ISmileHere foundation.

The new board can be found in East gate Kugnae, East gate Buya and North gate Nagnang.

Clan, Army & Ministry additions and fixes:
* Primogens can now give 25 seaweed for tribute points (corrected from 50).
* Sun Moon should now have the updated things from last week that didn't load.

Subpath additions and fixes:
* Merchants receive minor update to dye

The golden orange turned into a mucky green.

* Small update to Basic sickle

* Small update to Yuri's garden

When people gate out of it, it doesn't take them to Buya anymore. Instead goes to Kugnae gates. Also, floor sweep is off for an upcoming player event.

* Small update on Tutors summon spell
Now tutors can't approach people of other paths in Tangun's guild inner rooms anymore.

* Large update for New Carnage area
* Small update to Sa san
* Minor updates for Item shop

Also, the NPCs are working back normal in clan halls and the rest of Nexus lands.

~Vini Normad'or~
~Hyul 13, Moon 7~

    Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Recent Bannings
Posted by: Rachel -- 9:53 PM EST
Mug posted the following message on the scum board today:

KRU Interactive, Inc. issued bans on 14 accounts today for various illegal activities. We will not publish player names because that is a violation of customer privacy. Bans range from 1 week to permanent. Illegal activity will be punished! For more information on the Terms of Service and Licensing Agreement for KRU Interactive Games visit the following link at:

1/24 Update: 11 more accounts were either temporarily suspended or permanently banished

Before anything else, thank you to Mug and anyone else at Kru interactive who had a hand in this!

It's great that they're doing something about the problems in the game and that they're letting everyone know what will happen if you break the rules. However, I don't see why he can't post the names of the characters and their crimes. There seem to be many players saying the same thing.

There are hundreds of posts on the Scum board with a name listed along with a crime. Past GMs were willing to share their names. And, as MadonnaIII mentioned on the Random Thoughts board, there is no legal issue since Kru's user agreement states that they have full ownership over our characters.

Post your thoughts about this and anything you've heard about the situation here on NexusForums.

1/24 update: Habaek made the following post on the scum board: (Thanks to Twerky for mentioning this on NF)

The following were jailed for using an auto program;
All off line jailings for other serious crimes.


Archon Habaek

Citizens Against Violence
Posted by: Aens -- 2:50 AM EST
On February 3rd, the organization, C.A.V. (Citizens Against Violence) will be hosting a fundraiser event for the Ismilehere Fund. Festivities will start at 9:00am PST in Yuri's Flower Garden inside booths. The events include: Royal Reading Competition hosted by the Koguryo Ministry along with the announcement of Poetry Revel winner's by Archon Poems, C.A.V. benefit concert with a "Muse Cabaret" and other performers, SunMoon's "Rolling Races", Kurijma Clan's "Shadow Games", Lost Kingdom Clan's "Prize Walk", Merchant Sub-path's "Casino", raffle and an auction, and "ENFL Football" hosted by the circle, Elementals. There will also be many other events hosted by: C.A.V., Buya Ministry, Nagnang Ministry, Oceana Clan, Geomancer Sub-path, and others!

To ensure that all donations will be made securely, there will be a Messenger NPC available near the gateway of Yuri's Flower Garden for those in the community interested in sending donated items or checks to Ismilehere for the cause. There will also be a guest appearance made by Ismilehere himself! All proceedings made during the Fundraiser will be donated to the Ismilehere cause.

Those interested in signing up to help during the Fundraiser are urged to contact, C.A.V. Founder, Tristah for details.

"Making a difference one step at a time."
Hyul 13, 6th Moon

New LK Primogen
Posted by: Aens -- 12:55 AM EST
Today the primogen of the Lost Kingdom Clan Bellatiamo, has stepped down from her duties. In her place she has left Warik, who has been primogen twice before, to lead the clan for many moons ahead.

Congratulations to Warik and a big thanks to Bellatiamo for her great dedication and hard work as Primogen.

Hyul 13, Moon 6

    Monday, January 21, 2008

A new star in the sky
Posted by: Vini -- 6:28 PM EST
    People might not have noticed, but there have been a new shining star in the sky during the nights of the Kingdom of Winds. A star so bright that enchants anyone who looks at it and so beautiful that looks like a little piece of diamond attached above. Differently from the Wisdom star that when comes represents extra experience, this star stays there every night and represents compassion, politeness and knowledge.

    To those who would wish to view this star, it can be seen from all over Nexus, but surely the best place to see it shining is from under Tree of Reflections. That because the bond between this star and the tree is so strong that even after life it will continue existing as if they were part of just one being.

    What we didn’t notice was that the almighty Tree of Reflections took a long while to grow up again after Yieta’s attack and while all other trees were already grown back, this tree, the most special one wasn’t. It is because it was with sorrow. The tree was crying a terrible loss we humans wouldn’t imagine.

    Nexus has lost a very special person, a symbol of charity, compassion, love and wisdom. A woman so special that no one in nexus would ever dare to say they didn’t like her, as she clearly had a pure soul. It is a soul so clear and harmless that inspired many in these lands and will continue inspiring them for as long as the winds keep blowing her name.

    For those who didn’t know, the Tree of Reflections was named that way after a poem written by her and as a symbol of poetry, she who was one of the very first hosts of Poetry Revels deserves nonetheless a poem in her memories:

The flowers bloom even more pretty
when this legs would cross the city
who couldn’t notice that hair
so unique as her outwear

Peace would shine upon her path
as she walked earth would laugh
all because she had her way
to make everyone have a better day

((Although a year late, Nexus Atlas would like to pay homage to a community member so special that should always be remembered. December 2006 was the last time we saw Leodaris in these lands, since then no one knew what had happened to her. Now we have received the sad news of her passing away, although people closer to her could have imagined what happened to her, there was still hope she would win the fight against the tumor. I know it is not too much to ask that we all take some time from our busy lives and dedicate a prayer to a person who has helped make Nexus such a great game.))

To read more about Leo's legacy and to share your memories about her, please join the topic Muckish opened in Nexus Forums by clicking here.

Two New Judges
Posted by: Vini -- 5:18 PM EST
Just now, it was announced by Head Judge Teragg the addition of two new judge to the lands of nexus. They who have been training for several weeks, finally finished the JIT process and can now call considered full judges. From now on, they can be contacted for any crime you witness or anytime you need help from justice department.

Nexus Atlas congratulates Judge Living and Judge Yoshiku on their achievements and wishes them good luck with their new duties.

~Vini Normad'or~
~Hyul 13, Moon 6~

    Thursday, January 17, 2008

Server reset, Thursday, January 17, 2008
Posted by: AllyGator -- 6:30 PM EST
The Nexus servers were reset with the following changes:

We hope the deafness of merchants has been corrected now. If not we suggest finding them some sort of aid for all the shouting you all have done for almost 10 years!

Clan, Army & Ministry additions and fixes:
* Minor update for Elendhirin clan.
* Minor update for KRA
* Minor update for Dharma
* Sun Moon receives new board (SunMoon Observation), minor update and the following changes to their merchants: Sun-Wa sells White paper and Mou-Tei Chun buys back Fine steel blades.

* Tangun bug that moved you to the inn every time you logged out should be fixed.

    Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Server reset, Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Posted by: Aens -- 6:10 PM EST
There was a reset at 4pm est today. the following information was posted about the reset on the Dream Weavers board by Mug.

The Nexus servers were reset with the following changes:

All merchants should be working again.

Clan, Army & Ministry additions and fixes:
* Minor update for Pegasus and Varg now buys back Well crafted ambers and Well cftd dk amber.
* Lowered price on Ministry scrolls
* Minor update for Enigma

Subpath additions and fixes:
* Minor fix for Druid and new flower given to spawn.
Druids can bloom Pink mugunghwa now.
* Minor update for Monk
* Minor update for Merchant

The Merchants have received a new dye. It's available only for Merchants and Allies to Merchant Guild.

Carnage staff now has their own chat to contact each other.
To talk using it, type the command /host.
Minor updates for large addition
Minor updates for Carnage event
Minor fix so players don't get removed from Tangun before their time.
Tutors received summons in Tangun to help new players.

Tutors can approach/summon novices in Tangun without them having to group the young ones. Great way to help those who are starting.

Thanks to Realian for the Mug sightings.
Hyul 13, 5th Moon

News Archives
Posted by: AllyGator -- 2:33 PM EST
Some of you may have noticed that links to older articles on "Past News" have disappeared. I've put those links in the "Archive News" section. I don't know why Coranto "forgets" about older news which seems to happen every two years. I am trying to find a solution to this problem but there is no support this free software. Please remember that everything on this site is indexed and you can use the search feature to find things. None of the news is lost, you'll just have to look in a different place for some of it.

Broke the Seal Of Nngh'Zan
Posted by: AllyGator -- 2:18 PM EST
This quest has been fully updated and new information that has been documented by Nexus Atlas has been included. Players working on this quest should take the time to review the steps and other information before entering the boss room.

We have learned that more than one group (12 or less people) cannot enter the room. If you are dead when Nngh'Zan dies then you will NOT receive the legend mark. It is NOT a bug if you are dead and don't get the legend mark. There is a two hour time limit to kill all 5 seals and the boss. If you kill the boss after this time limit, you will not receive the legend mark. If you stay in the room after you finish, the boss will not respawn and no other group can enter; you will eventually be kicked out of the room.

Broke the Seal Of Nngh'Zan Quest

    Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Kru's Appearance
Posted by: Aens -- 10:20 PM EST
At tonight's Carnage kru made an appearance with what appears to be a new skin color and hair due. Once he figures how to work with the artifacts he will be able to release the skin feature so we may change the color of our skin, but as of now it is not in motion.

In addition, kru went ahead and disclosed information about Sa san to those present at the carnage. He said that the quests for Sa san are mostly complete but there is still no estimate on when it will be released. He mentioned that the quests will be similar to those of the other San marks but just "more boring stuff" and mentioned that having your Wind Armor will be needed and that if you don't have one, to go get it. The final piece of information mentioned is the Nagnang Woodlands Diary Page quest was complete and players can complete it at any time. At this time no one has completed the quest and no walkthrough is available.

Thanks to SpellcasterX and Maevalia for the Kru screenshots, and Sideline and Caera for the Sa san information.

Hyul 13, 5th Moon

Hello everyone
Posted by: Aens -- 9:05 PM EST
Hey guys, I'm glad to be part of the Nexus Atlas staff and look forward to working with the community. Feel free to whisper me about anything that you feel is worth being posted up. Hope to see you around the lands or at some events, later.

Hyul 13, 5th Moon

The Seventh General of the BIA!
Posted by: Sebelle -- 3:19 PM EST
After serving as General for quite some time, Bullmunk has stepped down and handed the position to Erucolindo!
We thank you for your time spent defending the empire, Bullmunk - and wish Erucolindo the best of luck!

Thank you Flowerr for posting about this on the Nexus Forums News Report board.

General Erucolindo

Nexus Atlas Server Maintenance
Posted by: AllyGator -- 8:54 AM EST
We may have a brief interruption of service, the following notification was received from our web host:

Your domain will be moved to a new server Tuesday, January 15, 2008 for hardware upgrades. We will start the migration process at approximately 6pm PST. We suggest no significant changes be made to your site during the transfer. There will be an approximate 30 minute window after we do the last data synchronization between the servers where databases will not convert data to the new server. Unfortunately we do not have advance knowledge of the exact time of when this window will occur as it is dependent on numerous factors; however, we are estimating this will be at approximately 5am PST January 16, 2008.

Hyul 13, 5th Moon

    Monday, January 14, 2008

8th Primogen of Silla
Posted by: Hatiki -- 9:10 PM EST
Today Primogen Lyonn stepped down from the position of Primogen and has passed the leadership back to Silla's Founder Morrick.

Thank you to Lyonn for your services to your Clan and country and congratulations to Morrick once again, may your time as Primogen be of much success.

Thank you to Kess who reported this news.

-Hatiki Sudeki
-Hyul 13, 4th Moon

    Saturday, January 12, 2008

New Nexus Atlas News Reporters
Posted by: Vini -- 4:53 PM EST
I'm proud to announce the addition of two news reporter to our Nexus Atlas team. They've passed through a very strict selection, narrowing down the applications and trials, and have shown to take the position most professionally.

Welcome Reporters Kikoura and Aens.

~Vini Normad'or~

5th Do Elder
Posted by: Hatiki -- 12:43 AM EST
Just a minute ago Elder MythicTenchi stepped down from the position of Elder and Monchichi, has assumed the role as the Do's 5th Elder.

Congratulations Monchichi on the position of Elder and thank you MythicTenchi for your services to your path.

-Hatiki Sudeki
-Hyul 13, 4th Moon

    Friday, January 11, 2008

YouTube video contest!
Posted by: Musoyen -- 6:13 PM EST
As seen here on the Dream Weaver board.

KRU Interactive recognizes the creativity displayed by our customers. We are running a contest to showcase your talents! This contest is open for all United States players and we hope to share your work with the whole community. Create a youtube video about Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds! Let your excitement show in your videos. Share your experiences. Winning videos will be displayed on and It may also be used in our advertisements for the game. (Winners may be asked to shorten the length if needed for advertising.)

1st Place will receive a Nintendo Wii
2nd Place will receive a 3rd gen iPod nano (8gb)
3rd Place will receive one free year of Nexus game play
Honorable mentions will receive Kruna (TBA)

All entries...
* must comply with game laws
* must use current game graphics
* must be submitted no later than March 1, 2008
* must be posted on and indexed for KRU Interactive

All finished participants will need to visit and fill out our contest page at

All winning videos will become the property of KRU Interactive, Inc. You may only enter once per person and you must be registered to win. You must be a resident of the United States to win.

Disclaimer: KRU Interactive is not affiliated with Apple Inc. or Nintendo Inc.

~Hyul 13, 4th Moon

Nagnang Finally Has a Market Place
Posted by: AllyGator -- 10:47 AM EST
One of the unmentioned changes from yesterday's reset is that Nagnang finally has a market place of its own! The location is 086 131 at the southeast corner of the Tavern of the Wind.

Hyun 13, 4th Moon

    Thursday, January 10, 2008

Winter wear!
Posted by: Songa -- 10:48 PM EST
The newest trend is currently following the seasons, in cozy
and warm winter wear!

Keep your head warm, and look stylish while doing so!
Whether you are a painter, artist, Muse.. or just wish
to look cool.. these Berets and Caps will surely do the trick!

Perhaps you wish to look regal, stunning.. royal? But still
wish to remain warm! Well then these are the outfits for you~
These unique hats will tuck your hair in nicely, keeping
your head warm from those wintery chills! The outfits still
remain flowing, but spill an air of sophistication while keeping you warm!

Bring out the inner Moose with these stylish horns! Whether
you are an actual Muse .. or simply wish to bring out your
inner animal, this head accessory will do the trick!

The ultimate in winter attire, these outfits are derived
from the people who know winter best! The Mountaineers will
surely feel proud of you, as you strut your stuff in THIS outfit!
Keep your eyes shielded from flying snowflakes, and don't
forget about the extra padding for extra warmth--and a special
addition for the ladies to keep their hair safe from that winter frizz!

Keep warm at night with these very stylish Pjs, which come
with bunny shoes and a teddy bear! Cuddle up with Mr. Bear,
and enjoy the lovely heart print! It just screams: "I heart these Pjs~!"

Stay warm and look hot while doing it! These winter outfits are all
the rage this season! Girls, keep your hair in cute little pigtails
while protecting your head from the cold! Boys, tuck those scraggly
hairs inside a hat that will make all the girls swoon!

And don't forget! Be an original, mix 'n match your winter wear~
But never underestimate the power of matching colors!

Server Reset
Posted by: Vini -- 5:28 PM EST
About a minute ago the Nexus servers were reset bringing quite a few changes. The first and most noticeable of them is a big changing in the TK Boards. There's now a new board in bulletin bellow Scum board called Rambling thoughts. According to Mug it is to be used to post about anything people wish to post about, of course respecting Nexus Laws. In other hands, Community board has changed a lot and from now on it will accept only information about help and such. This means silly discussions and accusations should go to the new board and leave Community board clear for people who want to help each other.

Mug also has posted on Dream Weavers board about what is new with the reset and the changes are quite interesting based on what is written in it. Check the bottom of it and see what is waiting for us in the year of 2008:

Clan, Army & Ministry additions and fixes:
Minor update for Nagnang army
Minor fix for Buyan Ministry
Updates to Pegasus clan merchants. Gahn lets you travel to the other Kingdoms and sells Rice wine, Bear's liver, Herb pipe and Yellow scrolls. Merchant Drywater sells Meat scraps and Root liquor.

Subpath additions and fixes:
Minor update for Diviner
Minor update for Shaman
The Shaman have received a new dye.

Minor update for Chongun
Minor map update for Druid

Minor updates for large addition
Minor updates for Sa san
Minor updaters for Carnage event

It is the first time Sa san has been officially mentioned to be on works in boards. Priorly people has only heard about it by Mug saging in game, but now it's there for everyone to see in Dream Weavers board. There is also a mention for a large addition, people have been trying to guess what it could be, but so far no official mention about it. What surprise could this large addition hold to Nexus lands? Only time will tell.

~Vini Normad'or~
~Hyul 13, Moon 2~

Public Service Announcement - Donations
Posted by: AllyGator -- 10:31 AM EST
Members Tristah (founder), and Lethey of the organization, "C.A.V." (Citizens Against Violence) have been collecting donations for the new charity, "Ismilehere" to help compensate those who have fell victim to crime.

So far both Efren and Sandpaper have both donated over 1 million gold both in items and gold coins to help the cause and many more citizens and organizations have displayed support. A National "Ismilehere" Fund Raiser is currently being planned to be held at Yuri's Garden near the Kugnae Palace. The to-be-announced day will be filled with festivities, a raffle, a concert, poetry reading, games, casino, and much more to look forward to. All proceedings made from the fund raiser will be donated to the cause. In essence, the purpose of the National Fund Raiser will be to spread awareness, to promote peace, and to spread the message that crime is not tolerated.

If you are interested in supporting, donating, or offering a helping hand for the cause, please contact Tristah or Lethey. Story submitted by Taxed

Hyul 13, 3rd Moon

Comment: Nexus Atlas does not support fund raisers of any type. This announcement has been posted because the founders are active participants in the game and are proven to be solid citizens. We do want to cut down on scams and crimes of all types provided that the justice system is fair to all.

    Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Justice for the people
Posted by: Vini -- 3:59 PM EST
  • A very useful new service is being provided by justice department in conjunction with Immortals overview: a fund which will help reimburse crime victims. It is called ISmilehere a fund raising character created to store donations from community members to help those who were really harmed by criminals in game.

    As it is overviewed by Immortals, people can be sure that no item or money will ever leave such banks unless it is for the real purpose it was created for. People can donate via parcel or will announce publically when it will be receiving aid in a specific place.

  • Another interesting change in Justice department that was recently announced by Head Judge Teragg was the opening of cases to observers. A new free service with strict rules is open now to allow people to watch random cases being dealt by judges. With the system of observers available people can candidate to go watch a random case when it is announced via sage and must remain in justice court without interefering in the results of it. The purpose is simple, to allow people to watch how cases are handled and therefore it will clear up many confusions and accusations of people that would have no idea of what goes behind those doors. It is worth mentioning that this only goes for the trials taken by judges from justice boards. When a judge catch a criminal on act he/she will proceed with the jailing normally without having to call for observers obviously. The same goes for crimes caught by Archons, as they only jail upon seeing the crime happening, there will be no case of observing archon's trials as they do not work with that.

    These two new options brought by justice department surely will double their work, but serves to show that their purpose is to work for the community own good. Hopefully now before opening silly mouths to talk bad of judges, people will take sometime to go watch their work before opining of things they don't know.

    A big thanks to Head Judge Teragg, Archon Primogen Dalnum and GM Mug for allowing this to be part of Nexus community.

    ~Vini Normad'or~
    ~Hyul 13, Moon 3~

  •     Sunday, January 6, 2008

    Koguryo Defender Ceremony
    Posted by: Hatiki -- 2:26 AM EST
    Hyul 13, 2nd Moon, 19th Sun citizens gather in the Royal Coliseum inside the Kugnae Palace where King MuHyul and Royal Minister Gilley present the Koguryo Defender Ceremony.

    The Ceremony started with Royal Court Muse Loxie, singing a song respectively themed for the ceremony. Royal Minister Gilley then welcomed all guests with a heart warm speech, then asked Royal Cleric AerynSun to bless the ceremony.

    King MuHyul then presided over the ceremony and blessed the following citizens of Koguryo.

    Bear Clan: Jumbo, Nycz and LadyinWaitin
    Destiny Clan: Cerixis and Timishu
    Enigma Clan: Diva and Beilek
    Oceana Clan: CrypticSword and Tristah
    SunMoon Sect: PlagueS, Vernon and Vitabrevis
    Tiger Clan: Ordos, MagickBliss and RCMP
    Koguryo Royal Army: Rammstein and Enchantress
    Royal Ministry of Koguryo: Loxie and Snoop

    After the defenders were blessed, King MuHyul surprised Royal Minister Gilley with a gift and had Primogen khaos present the Minister with an engraved flute ~+~Treasured Minister~+~, on behalf of the Clans and Ministry of Koguryo.

    Then Royal Minister Gilley surprised King MuHyul with an engraved sword, ** *-*Solidarity*-* **, on behalf of the Clans and Ministry of Koguryo.

    Royal Minister Gilley continued the ceremony by announcing 4 citizens who completed the Deeds of Citizenship Quest.
    AerynSun, Diva, Silvur and Tristah.

    Royal Scribe Tristah then shared her thoughts and also wrote a poem to share, titled "An Ode to Koguryo" to end the celebration.

    On behalf of NexusAtlas, we'd like to congratulate all defenders and those who have completed the Deeds Quest.

    -Hatiki Sudeki
    -Hyul 13, 2nd Moon

        Friday, January 4, 2008

    Article - Community must help punish cheaters
    Posted by: Vini -- 10:17 PM EST
    The year of 2008 has started bringing back one of the longest discussions in the lands of Nexus: The punishment for those who break the terms of agreement. Different from the in-game laws which are written by archons and mostly overviewed by judges, the terms of agreement were written by Nexon and re-done by KRU Inc. In order to be able to play Nexus TK all players are required to read it and follow the agreement properly, yet recently cases of breaking it have become more often noticed by people.

    Of course, that certain view is only by the eyes of the players, the company surely has more accurate information about these breaches, as they’re the ones most interested in stopping this. The problem is that people aren’t seeing or hearing much about the punishment and this creates a negative image that nothing is being done.

    As a former Head Judge, I can assure people that from in-game justice point of view there’s not much that can be done. Judges nor archons can do much more than jailing people and that obviously isn’t enough of punishment to those who cheat nexus with 3rd party programs. This discussion was brought back to tone when a convicted person using an auto-hunting program was jailed by an archon and community felt it would be left just as that.

    First and foremost I must explain that this is a normal procedure for justice system to penalize the player in game while the case is taken to the company. When the case is submitted to KRU, the verdict is no longer in hands of judges or archons anymore; it will depend on the company’s decision to resolve the fate of the player. The problem they surely encounter is the fact that by banning an account they’ll end up losing money from it. How can a law work if by punishing their players it will represent losing a large amount of money, necessary for their own survival? That is not a question anyone should dare to answer as none of us know for real what goes behind the walls of KRU Interactive, but we sure know how must be difficult to take such decision.

    Many players just go wild saying they should be banned, but more and more we’re seeing this isn’t the solution. Banned players do come back with new IPs or ISPs and or find even worse ways to keep playing. Surely KRU could try to sue some of them in real life, but while then most minor “criminals” would remain unpunished. Yet, Nexus has showed other ways to do it, people have seen players being reset to level 1 for doing much smaller offenses, and there was also the time when Wony would post on Scum board himself about banned people and truly, the only people who should be considered scum are such people, the normal jailed people don't harm nexus as much as these people do.

    Because of this, the Nexus Atlas staff decided to bring this to first page news hoping this will enlighten players that the situation KRU faces here isn’t easy, but instead of blindly criticizing them, we could all discuss this in normal manners and suggest possible solutions on how to help KRU eradicate this menace. They’re quite aware of the problem such players who use 3rd party programs to cheat nexus can cause and surely are the ones most interested in finishing. Instead of just complaining, let’s try to understand their side and offer solutions, because we all know that something MUST be done, the situation can no longer continue like this.

    Nexus Atlas will not take a position of officially suggesting changes, staff members are obviously free to give their personal opinions in Nexus Forums although. Yet, the Atlas does warn every single player one thing: ALL third party programs created to cheat nexus are NOT safe and most likely all hid key loggers inside it. The usage of such programs is proven to be the main source of hacking in Nexus, so be wise and keep safe. The people who lose their time to create such programs and share it for free surely want something in return, and it is well known what it is: your password. So keep safe, play simple Nexus was created for everyone to enjoy it.

    For those who wish to give their input about the recent case that brought back this discussion, please cast your personal opinion in a respectful way in Nexus forums, to fast reach the topic just click here.

    ~Vini Normad'or~
    ~Hyul 13, Moon 2~

    Server Reset January 3rd
    Posted by: Musoyen -- 11:32 AM EST
    The Nexus servers were reset with the following changes:

    The holidays are over and the towns folk have put away all the holiday decorations. However the snow has not lifted from the towns yet. Your crazy dreams have ended and you no longer see weird cartoon characters.

    Clan, Army & Ministry additions and fixes:
    * Destiny clan receives new updated clan hall.
    * Elendhirin receives new merchant Hampe (Weaving, Tailoring, Smelting, Smithing, Smith Armor, Prepare cloth, Prepare metal) and many buy backs.
    * Buya Army’s Merchant TinaDragon now buys Well cftd dk amber.
    * Phoenix Clan's merchant Generosity now buys Well cftd wt amber and Cftd yellow amber.

    Subpath additions and fixes:
    * Major update for Do path
    * Major update for Diviner
    * Major update for Chongun
    * Major update for Muse
    * Updated to Subpath Fair grounds
    * Shaman path gets new updated "Valley of the Mudang".

    ~Hyul 13, 2nd Moon

    New Foxhunt Head Host
    Posted by: Hatiki -- 6:29 AM EST
    Earlier this week, Head Foxhunt Host ShindanMuSan announced his retirement and has appointed Sweetness as the new Head Foxhunt Host.

    Thank you to ShindanMuSan for all his services as a Foxhunt host and congratulations to Sweetness on her new appointment.

    -Hatiki Sudeki
    -Hyul 13, 2nd Moon

    Upcoming Koguryo Defender Ceremony
    Posted by: Hatiki -- 6:24 AM EST
    On Saturday January 5, 2008 at 10:00 pm EST King MuHyul and theRoyal Ministry of Koguryo will be holding the Koguryo Defender Ceremony, in the Royal Coliseum. Nominated citizens of Koguryo will "Pledge to Defend Koguryo" and be blessed with the Sea Nymph dye.

    Click here, to read Royal Minister Gilley's invitation, as posted on the Community Events board.

    -Hatiki Sudeki
    -Hyul 13, 2nd Moon

    Missing News
    Posted by: AllyGator -- 6:22 AM EST
    It seems that our recent news has gone missing. We haven't lost any of the archived news so we'll repost all of January's news as soon as we can. I believe that Conranto has a limit for the amount of news it can handle. The last time this happened we didn't catch in time and had to create a separate archive section for the past news. This time we caught it and have only lost the news for January 2008. We should be able to repost all of that information in a day or so.


    13th Ranger Elder
    Posted by: Hatiki -- 6:00 AM EST
    Yesterday evening Elder RiaDora stepped down from the position of Elder and MysticSeeker, has assumed the role as the Ranger's 13th Elder.

    Congratulations MysticSeeker on the position of Elder and thank you RiaDora for your services to your path.

    Thank you to Leawnna for the information.

    -Hatiki Sudeki
    -Hyul 13, 2nd Moon