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Past News | April 2008

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April 2008

    Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Changes in the Nangen Ministry!
Posted by: Sebelle -- 7:00 PM EST
This evening, Chancellor Magdeline of the Nangen Ministry stepped down from her position and handed the title to Elyra, who is an Oracle and Guide of her path. Elyra has been a member of the Nangen Ministry for quite some time,
joining under the guidance of Minister Liatris.

Thank you, Magdeline, for your efforts!
May Elyra's time as Chancellor be prosperous!

Chancellor Elyra of the Nangen Ministry

As Elyra is no longer able to fulfill the position with her new duties, a new Nangen Ambassador was appointed: Geomancer Vinbarton!

Congratulations, Vinbarton - and good luck with your new position!

Ambassador Vinbarton of the Nangen Ministry

Sounds like new things are in store for the Nangen Ministry, and the future looks very bright for the nation of Nagnang! I have been told there will be many changes for the better coming their way, so please keep your eyes open!

The 15th Year of King MuHyul's Reign,
The 9th Moon, in the 4th Sun

New Kruna Items
Posted by: Songa -- 1:25 PM EST
The Kruna Item shop has released a pair of brand
new outfits for those fashion conscious people!

Whether you are attending a royal event, a tea party,
or just hanging around with your friends, this outfit
will surely have everyone jealous! The new Taiyono
uchikake (women's gown) is accompanied with a
butterfly fan, and atop the Kanmuri (men's wig) sits
a small crown-like hair piece. Either way, you will
surely look like royalty wherever you go in these outfits!

Also, bank slots are on sale for 50 Kruna!
Baladi sets, Butterfly wings, and Scarves have also made a
come back! Get them before they go out of the Kruna Item
Shop yet again.

    Thursday, April 24, 2008

Server Reset April 24th!
Posted by: Aens -- 10:16 AM EST
Server reset, Thursday, April 24, 2008
The Nexus servers were reset with the following changes:

Clan, Army & Ministry additions and fixes:
* Work started on the new clan SanSin.
* Buya army received new room "Officer's Deck" (Council only) and new board Council Missives.
* Pegasus receives new merchant "Dinesh" (Alchemy and sells; Indigo potion, Root liquor, Aged wine and Antler). Vulcan now buys your Steel daggers and Lumi now buys your Leather gowns.
* Dharma receives new floor looms for Smithing.
* Lost Kingdom receives new floor looms for Gem cutting and smelting.

* Work started on new Sa san spells.
* Other updates for Sa san.

    Wednesday, April 23, 2008

New Elendhirin Primogen
Posted by: Kikoura -- 1:44 PM EST
A change has come upon the Elendhirin Clan.

Swift Charity who has been Clan Primogen for over several hyuls has decided to step down and pass the title to Primarch Diarmuid MickeyLady .

As I watched Charity announce her stepping to the clan, I took note of her desires for them: Change and new, fresh ideas. She isn't planning on leaving, but working back in council with hopes of perhaps gaining her old job back - Hunt host!

Upon hyuls of observation, MickeyLady is a great woman for the job and really knows what work is all about. Everyone please congratulate her and thank Charity for holding such a tough position for so long.

Hyul 15, 7th moon, 8th sun

    Monday, April 21, 2008

An Angel becomes True
Posted by: TSWolf -- 4:06 AM EST
Sad news from the newsdesk today.

Bob Bledsaw, whom many on the game of Nexus know as Hroth, passed away on Saturday peacefully to cancer. Many who played with him never knew the true extent of his dedication and hard work given to the RPG genre in general, but also Nexus.

For those who remember him, his humor and wit will be everlasting.

An Obituary can be found here.

I hope all RPG fans will take the time to read that and take a moment to remember the leader of the Angels on Nexus, but more importantly, a genuinely incredible human being.

    Friday, April 18, 2008

Newest Kruna Items~
Posted by: Songa -- 1:41 PM EST
Feel the call of nature! Whether you really are an elf, or just want
to freak out and/or impress your friends with pointy ears, you might
enjoy these new Kruna Item Shop outfits!

Perhaps you are a Druid, Ranger, or just a weirdo Muse doing some
in-the-middle-of-the-Wilderness "play" .. (certainly not while messing
with the local Wilderness goers, of course.) Whatever your reasonings,
(we don't judge) enjoy these new elf outfits!

(Warning: You can not actually "feel the call of nature" in these outfits, nor can
you summon wilderness animals to help you in your aid, whatever that may be.
If you do "feel the call of nature," that is pure coincidence, and you might just
have to use the little elf room. You've been warned.)

Mugs shows his efforts
Posted by: Aens -- 5:14 AM EST
At south gate kugnae Mug shows off a little bit of what he has been working on. He summoned AI Monsters that act like real players with our attacking abilities. In an interview with mug afterwards he stated that there are 3 types and summoned them and allowed for screen shots of them in action.

Click on the Photo to see addition PK action.

Dream Offense (warrior)

Dream Protection (Poet)

Dream Regulation (Mage)

Some of you may be wonder, "Hey what about the Rogue?"
Mug's response was simply that these 3 paths serves his purposes for what he wants to do in the future with them. He considered them to be his Dream Team and are although he is still working on perfecting their AI (sometimes the can find paths around obstacles) they can PK on par with the best of nexus if not better. The purpose of this dream team has not been revealed yet, but it looks to be something we can count on in the future.

Mug was kind enough to hang around and give short interview after the bloodlust. Here was the information that came from that encounter.

Q: You've mentioned some of your upcoming projects like the new carnage game, RP town, a "large addition", and Sa san. Without stating dates even, can you tell us in what order you expect them to be released? Also, is the "Large addition" mentioned in reset posts the same as the RP town or something else?

A: I hope to have the carnage event done soon.
It close to being done.
The large addition is something else but still need much work.
It has long way to go so wont go into this right now.

Q: Will we be able to elect officials to run the new RP town ourselves? Will we be able to move there? How will disruptors be identified and removed?

A: players will send in applications to us.
we announce when and where you send.
the players will get to run town that picked.
no one will move there its just a place to go roleplay without the non roleplay.
those picked to run town will get to come up with quest and use roleplay character to enhance this as well as teach what it is to roleplay..
i probably have one or two archon to work with roleplay town.
cup did this in da and it work out good.
so because her rp town did so well we bring it here.
all stuff that is about rp town is up to her and archon.

Q: What will the RP town include that will make it different from subpath areas or the house server?

A: this up to the archon and cup.

Q: What is the new carnage event? How does it work and how is it different than the other events?

A: its nothing like what you have.
but i still need to work on some ai for it.
so it is getting there.
i like surprise so this why i not tell what it is yet.

Q: Some players say that they prefer more of the large cave events to other kinds of projects, even if they?re just repeated events. What can you tell these players?

A:we cant please all players all time.
we give different event for different walks of life.
some like long quest.
some dont
some like hunting only.
some dont
some like quest and hunting.
some dont
get my point?

Unfortunetly mug could not stay for much longer because he had to get back to work. We at NA thank him for his time and hard work, and can only hope you the players can appreciate him as well.


    Thursday, April 17, 2008

King MuHyul's Storybook Contest!
Posted by: Sebelle -- 8:36 AM EST
Today, a new announcement was posted on the Dream Weaver board and also placed on the official Nexus TK Website. It seems King MuHyul is looking towards the citizens in order to chronicle his time as King -- will any storytellers take up the task?

Like the YouTube contest, the prize will only be shipped within the United States - but if someone outside the states wins, they may have it shipped elsewhere and then shipped overseas or across boundaries. mug has verified that this time, the prize will be the Kingdom of the Wind comic by Kimjin! Recently translated into English, many will recognize the story and art as the foundation for the game we currently play!

If you'd like to enter, you'd better get your scrolls, brushes and ink ready - the contest entries can be sent to Sungil in game from April 21st until April 28th.

The following is the official post from King MuHyul:

Many kings have come and gone with little known about them or the events that took place during their reign. It is for this reason that I wish to have my life and the events that have revolved around my rule transcribed into a manuscript as guidance for future Kings and the Koguryian people. History not only inspires great story tellers to voice what may become story or lore, it also serves the purpose of reminding our descendants of the past and the events that shaped their present days. Moreover, it is the lesson learned from these historic events that should be contemplated by future advisories and council, especially the ruling sovereign. Entries should not exceed two parchments, and should be submitted to Sungil, a trusted Hyun Moo disciple and friend of the late King's. ((Send your entries before April 28th!))

In event of this recent interest, I am holding a competition for all scholars and historians in the lands to write a detailed manuscript of my rule as King of Koguryo.

The winning entries will receive a picture book drawn by a very important artist who once was close to my father, the late King Yuri.


King of Koguryo

(( Winners will receive a Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds comic book courtesy of Kru Interactive, Inc. and Nexon Corporation. All winners must be registered to win. Entries must be sent to the character Sungil inside the game. Contest will run from April 21st through April 28th. Winners must provide a United States postal address to qualify. Winners outside the United States can receive their prize if they have a willing U.S. recipient who will forward it to them. Books can only be shipped inside the United States.))

April 17th Server Reset
Posted by: Sebelle -- 8:32 AM EST
Just a few moments ago, a server reset swept through the lands and left a few changes:

Congratulations to Silla on your new merchants as well as the Rangers, for receiving a new image for your Wilderness bow!

Server reset, Thursday, April 17, 2008
The Nexus servers were reset with the following changes:

Clan, Army & Ministry additions and fixes:
* Silla receives 2 new merchants Kamui-Fuchi (Marriage) and Teppan-Yaki (Prepare meats and cook noodles)
* Nagnang fair ends lanterns get packed away for next time

Subpath additions and fixes:
* Rangers get a newer looking Wilderness bow

KnighTo wearing the newly updated Wilderness bow.

* Jewel of Scholarship receives more durability
* Minor fix to some text error
* Other minor updates for new things to come.

    Sunday, April 13, 2008

New Destiny Primogen
Posted by: Songa -- 3:29 PM EST
There was a recent change in the Kingdom of the Winds, that being a
shift in power. While this does happen often, we here at Nexus Atlas
wish send good tidings to the new power holders.

Congratulations to the Sammasati Ayiana, on becoming the new
Primogen of Destiny clan of Koguryo~

Thank yous must go out to the former Primogen, poeticmaniac.

    Saturday, April 12, 2008

Server Reset
Posted by: Kikoura -- 1:02 PM EST
Server reset, Saturday, April 12, 2008

The following is changes that were made during the reset of the Nexus servers:

+ Clan Additions and Fixes:

-> Silla receives new room "Mi'Shell"

++ This room is still expecting NPCS. There will
++ be a butcher behind the counter and a marriage
++ NPC between the two candle sticks. It is a great
++ work in progress

View this room here

+ Ministry additions and fixes:

-> Set up for Nagnang Ministry's Fair for today
-> Runway models receive new outfits.

The new outfits

+ Other:

-> Minor fixes to some of the Mythic bosses.
-> Minor additions to Sa san

++(In due time this will be announced but there is still
++much testing to be done before this is released. Some of
++these new things will be for all players as well.)


    Thursday, April 10, 2008

Downtime For Maintenence/Server Reset
Posted by: Aens -- 9:51 AM EST
Alright nexus is back up and running after the long down time. Hopefully with this reset nexus should be running alot smother since we got new hardware. Below is the post on Dream weaver that mug post. You'll notice the "Extremely Large" update for Sa san part. Which sounds exciting.

Server reset, Thursday, April 10, 2008
The Nexus servers were reset with the following changes:

Because mug has been adding many new things to the game these past few weeks (Which you will see in time), we had to do a server maintenance. We add more memory and a larger hard drive to help the game out.

A new board (Event Winners Board) was added so that winners of events could be posted on this board from now on. Should free up some of the space on the Clan and Subpath board.

Clan, Army & Ministry additions and fixes:
* Nagnang army changes some portals to Grassy Knoll.
* Shining Jewel Foundation receives office and merchant Jewel with board

Subpath additions and fixes:
* Update for Elders Haven

*Extremely large updates for Sa san
* Rat's in Tangun are rats again.
* Minor bug that let players into bear cave 1 in the Woodlands was corrected.


Poll: Fox Theme - Double Captains
Posted by: AllyGator -- 12:14 AM EST
Early this morning JuJakMan and Matsui held an unscheduled Fox Hunt with the theme of double captains. This was extremely funny to watch but not much fun to play - at least not for some! LOL

Click the thumbnails to see the full sized image. You can see it was mass confusion! Then take the time to vote on the Forum Poll about themes.

    Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Community Dance
Posted by: AllyGator -- 6:27 PM EST
A large group came to Buya East Gate when we heard mug sage. We quickly found out he wanted us to dance....whether we wanted to or not! A very brief good time which everyone loved.

    Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Attention Gemcutters
Posted by: AllyGator -- 3:51 AM EST
This may not be exactly newsworthy but all crafters are hard pressed to make any profits. Kozuha has taken steps to call a halt to escalating prices. Of course, this means that suppliers will be upset. Perhaps it is time for suppliers and crafters to reach agreements over prices.

You are invited to join the Gemmers Guild!

The Gemmers Guild is being formed to help regulate the cost of ambers and keep gem cutting profitable.

In nexus, it is not uncommon to force crafting item prices over the max profit margins. This is due to Ee san culture trial mostly. What we have to remember is gem cutting has nothing to do with this! The whole point of getting to legendary gem cutter is to make money.

Lately there has been a sharp rise in the cost of ambers. Sellers are sure that they can get 95k or better per 100 darks. 40k per 100 regs is the norm. White and yellow ambers are scarce to find for 1k and 2k each.

With these prices I find that I can make cash faster just soloing and crafting dark amber than if I buy and craft. It takes roughly a minimum of 20 to 30 minutes to craft 1000 dark amber. If you pay 900k for 1000 darks, you will make 120 to 150k profit in this time period. In 20 to 30 mins, I can get 120 to 150 dark ambers in mantis and do the same. If we pay over 900k, we make even less but still takes just as long.

Why are prices so high you ask?

Well, there are many new gem cutters out there now. They are trying to buy up as many ambers as they can so they can get to legendary faster. What these young gem cutters don't know is that the prices they have forced ambers up to now are nearing what we legendary gemmer make. If they keep this up, not only will we not see much profit, but the young gemmers who are causing this increase in cost, will only see great losses in their investments.

What can we do about it?
We can not blame the sellers of gems for the rise in cost, only ourselves. We must educate the young gem cutters on profits at legendary and that they wont see a return on investments ever if they keep buying at such prices. We must all sage prices on ambers and all of us must keep our prices uniform.

I will set prices as follows:

Reg ambers - 350c each, buy in bulk of 2000 or more at 400c each.
Dark ambers - 850c each, buy in bulk of 2000 or more at 900c each.
White ambers - 1000c each, buy in bulk at same price! These are the bread and butter of Legendary Gemmers!
Yellow ambers - 2000c each, buy in bulk at same price! These are the bread and butter of Legendary Gemmers!

Feel free to use the buffers on regs and darks as negotiating tactics. I know many sellers always want just a little more than what you offer. So offer the smaller first then go up slightly but never over 400c and 900c each.

Please let me know if you will join the guild and help restore the prices on ambers! Only if we all work together can this economical beast be tamed!

Thank you,

Guild Master

    Sunday, April 6, 2008

New Silla Primogen
Posted by: Kikoura -- 10:33 AM EST
Today, a welcoming and formal letter was sent around to people in the Kingdoms. The letter, written by Primogen of Silla Morick, read that he would be passing his Leadership to Lyonn .

A small ceremony about the change was held for those who were invited and/or had in some way dedicated their time to Silla.

Please thank Morick for all his time and work he has put into Silla. Congratulations Lyonn - Silla knows you will bring good things.

Hyul 15, 2nd moon
21st Sun

    Saturday, April 5, 2008

Minor Changes to Users List
Posted by: Vini -- 2:50 PM EST
The Nexus Atlas User List has been changed a little. Most important change was the addition of SanSin clan to the list of clans. What people may have also noticed is that rings & tribes are no longer being listed in such page. The list of tribes & rings has been moved to a secondary page where it explains a bit more about what rings and tribes are as well as allows the names to expand.

The reason for this change was that we were keeping old rings there that went inactive and keeping out new ones that deserved to appear there. From now on each ring and tribe we find about existence we'll be putting in such list, so if anyone's tribe isn't being listed there and want it to appear feel free to contact me about it. Another minor change about Users list is that from now on, whenever you click the options there, instead of moving you out of Nexus atlas, it will just open a new window for it.

~Vini Normad'or~
~Hyul 15 Moon 2~

New Kruna Shop Options
Posted by: Vini -- 8:10 AM EST
By request of various members of community a new batch of item shop options have been released. The first noticeable option is the introduction of weapons to Kruna shop.
The buyan tailors started to sell purses based on the look of the golden purse that Princess Lasahn has been wearing for the past weeks.
Also by request, there was released the female version of Shinobi tunic, the Kunoichi tunic and masks matching both styles: the Masked shinobi and Masked kunoichi.

There's a new face available as well, the Nulgun face or old face. A new head accessory is available to match with the Neko's and surely will please a lot in Bear clan: the White Bear. With all these releases in various different colors, the best is to check them all in Kruna shop, but while then here's a sneakpeak of all new available options:

Nugul Face: 550 Kruna
Purse: 75 Kruna (27 colors)
Masked shinobi: 200 Kruna (12 colors)
Masked kunoichi: 200 Kruna (14 colors)
Kunoichi tunic: 500 Kruna: (12 colors)
Shinobi tunic: 500 Kruna (10 colors)
White bear: 300 Kruna

These new options have been available since yesterday posted by Cup, but it's not known for how long more they'll be available.

~Vini Normad'or~
~Hyul 15, Moon 2~

    Friday, April 4, 2008

YouTube Contest Winners
Posted by: Musoyen -- 11:57 AM EST
Congratulations to those who have won the YouTube Video Contest!

KRU Interactive would like to thank everyone who entered the youtube video contest. You certainly showed your creativity and we are pleased to announce the winners!

Our Winners!
1st Place Darakash - Wii - View Video
2nd place Eckostream - Ipod - View Video
3rd place Wiccan - Free year of Nexus game play - View Video

Winners of 1000 kruna
Beautysnow - View Video
Smirk - View Video
Bommer - View Video

Winners of 800 kruna
NyteBeauti - View Video
Macaveli - View Video
Kashdaro - View Video

Winners of 500 kruna
Songa - View Video
enjoungeom - View Video

Winners of 300 kruna
DarkDesireX - View Video
SandPaper - View Video

Winners of 100 kruna
Mezmo - View Video
Micdogmic - View Video
CrypticSword - View Video

Winning videos will be posted in a few weeks time. The top 3 winners will need to contact mug to go over details. Thank you again everyone we look forward to bringing you more contest in the near future!

*Kruna will be given out next week.*

Nexus Team


Note: We think the links aren't on KRU's page because of copyright issues.

    Thursday, April 3, 2008

Goodbye Peanuts
Posted by: Vini -- 9:47 AM EST
It was good while it lasted. For those who ever dreamed about being a peanut, the joy of being able to morph into one is now over. Rabbits are now looking like normal rabbits, squirrels look like squirrels, wolves aren't sea turtles anymore, foxes aren't rhino and surely shamans are really unhappy about not being able to morph into the human-snake they could for these days. Everything is back to normal after today's reset, except that a few new things were added with it.

Here's the list posted on Dream Weavers board with the changes brought with the reset just a while ago:

April fools is over! Ah that was funny... got to love that peanut guy.

Clan, Army & Ministry additions and fixes:
* Nagnang Ministry request change in board from Minister office to main office.
* Nagnang army gets some new things to Grassy Knoll.

* More large updates for Sa san
* An update to the Overlord B'Gnngh quest: You may now take 3 players who have already done the quest in with you as long as their mana is < 200,000 and vita < 400,000.
* An update to the Seal of Nngh'Zan quest: You may now take 3 players who have already done the quest in with you as long as their mana is < 320,000 and vita < 640,000.
* You should be able to walk all around the Tree of Reflections now.

~Vini Normad'or~
~Hyul 15, Moon 1~

Buya's Sixth Official Clan!
Posted by: Sebelle -- 6:32 AM EST
It has been a good while since nexus last heard of a new clan, but today a group of buyan citizens united under the leadership of the Chung Ryong Warrior MythicKnight has the honor to join among the other 5 clans of Buya and become the 6th official clan of the kingdom.

The SanSin clan was approved yesterday evening during the weekly Buya Clan Tribunal inside the palace and is the first one to achieve the official mark after the introduction of rings & tribes.

As the now official clan was already working under the system of tribe for the past 6 months, they already have a list of members that can be viewed by clicking here.

It was posted on community board by Princess Lasahn the official royal note introducing the new clan:

~| A Message from the Imperial Sovereignty of Buya |~

To the citizens of Buya and Her allies:

The Empire of Buya is presently composed of five official clans that have each contributed to the spirit of Buyan loyalty and pride. These clans have continually mapped history from the time of the Great Shift to the present, which has subsequently molded Buya into what it is today.

After many rigorous trials, the five clans -- Heavens, Phoenix, Lost Kingdom, Dharma, and Elendhirin -- have accepted a new group of ally kindred to the Buyan Empire, one with the same pride in preserving the Buyan spirit.

On behalf of Emperor Aino Senshi, I am pleased to announce the sixth official clan of Buya:

Congratulations, SanSin -
The Empire's sixth and final clan of Buya.

As of today and for the many years hereafter, the Empire of Buya will be closing its doors to any new clans.

Hail Buya! Shining Jewel of the East

~Princess Lasahn~
~Head of State of Buya~

SanSin members will have to work together now to collect the initial clan tribute in time so they can then build their clan hall. While then, people can get to know more about the new clan by visiting their site

Congratulations SanSin, and may you grow and prosper!

~Hyul 15, Moon 2~

*edited by Vini*

    Wednesday, April 2, 2008

New section: Event Characters List
Posted by: Vini -- 9:52 AM EST
Community may not remember them, but they exist(ed). People may not have known them, but shall understand that each of these figures represented a big role in the history of Nexus lands. The actions of each of these combined have a major importance to explain the reasons why the Kingdoms of Winds are like they are nowadays. Historical figures who may have been forgotten during a long time, are now refered in the most complete list ever made of event and role-leading characters.

To find the new listing, click on history tab, choose History listing option and pick the first option available there, historical figures, or click here. The listing took a while to be made and few images are missing still. Those who have good knowledge of such figures and would like to contribute with either images or additional info, grammar correcting or anything else, feel free to email me about it. Just make sure to send images in .bmp, unless the avatar of the character is already made into proper gif looking.

Let's hope that by seeing this list, people will be inspired enough to bring great moments like the ones behind each story of such characters, get back to our nexus adventures.

~Vini Normad'or~
~Hyul 15, Moon 1~

Yes, it was April Fools
Posted by: TSWolf -- 7:50 AM EST
I guess I shouldn't have been so surprised by the number of people going "Are you really back?" considering how many times in the past I returned, but alas, it was in fact a well acted April Fools joke.

The last time I logged on Nexus prior to yesterday was almost 5 years ago. It was pretty interesting, and actually kinda relieving to be ignorant about almost every piece of equipment and person on the game that I saw.

I did have quite a bit of fun talking and saging to people, riling them up. I always have, and always will. Nexus is an undeniable part of my past and has been in my life in some portion for almost a decade. I also had the opportunity to catch up with a few friends that I haven't seen in years. That was a treat in itself.

As for historical Nexus, I have my stockpile of goodies I eventually hope to give to everyone. Time isn't really abundant at the moment.

Maybe in the near future you'll see something interesting that hasn't been seen in a long time.

Who knows.

Like I said... April Fools.....?

Have a good day :)

P.S. If I missed you, I'll keep an eye on NexusForums for the next week or so. Toss a hello. Wouldn't mind seeing who still remembers the "Good old days".

April Fools!
Posted by: Nagnag -- 1:58 AM EST
In case you all have not figured out yet, my post, Marstead's post and TSWolf's post were all an April Fools joke! We hope you enjoyed our annual everyone-seems-to-forget NA 4-1 posts!


    Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Nexus goes wild
Posted by: Vini -- 9:35 AM EST
Forget everything you saw before. Today, everything is not like it seems. People will notice that the daily seen creatures, weapons and armors are now looking different from what they should be. Lots of fun in the surprises of seeing them and being them.

Enjoy the fun today and enjoy Hyul 15 foward!

~Vini Normad'or~
~Hyul 15, Moon 1~

April's Fool Reset
Posted by: AllyGator -- 7:14 AM EST
With the changing of the month, mug is up to new tricks! He came to play at Kugnae East gate, but the questions coming to people's heads were: Which is the "real" mug? Do you see that Shaman? And what are those other creatures? Will the cool new weapons graphics stay?

Ascension: Divine Balance
Posted by: Marstead -- 6:36 AM EST
*a note is scrawled on tattered parchment, hastily nailed to the Chronicles of the Winds*

Greetings, friends and allies!

I have returned, at last, from my meditation, training, and study in the Kingdom of Han to the south. As some of you grey-hairs (and Grey-hairs, if you'll excuse a Diviner pun) may recall, I was supposedly banished many decades ago from my brother-and-sisterhood by the Lady Sarina. After all this time, I am pleased to announce that my "banishment" was actually a test of my ability and leadership, so that I might one day claim Eldership of the Diviner Circle!

The Honorable Lady Sarina had a prophetic dream, so many years ago, in which she foresaw herself granting me her Tao Stone, and with it, the status of Diviner Elder. She feared that her dream would come true too soon, before I had the Power or Knowledge to handle this position, and so sent me on a great quest to improve my skills.

Given only a few Go stones and a piece of filthy rabbit meat, I was sent to advise the Han Emperor. Though I suffered great hardships in my efforts to prove my clairvoyant abilities to Han's Imperial Court, these difficulties only tempered my resolve and formed me into the most powerful Oracle in the land. It is with great pride that I accept the humble and Great Lady Sarina's offer to step down as Elder, as I return to the Kingdom of the Winds and take my place as Lord Marstead, Grey Diviner and Master of Astrogyromancy! The prophecy that I would bring balance to the Circle will come true at last!

*a familiar--yet crude--signature adorns the base of the letter*


((I will be ascended as Elder tonight at 7PM. Gather at the East Gate in Kugnae for a celebration and a sending off for the Lady Sarina. It's good to be back!))

Return to Nexus / Nexus Atlas
Posted by: TSWolf -- 5:13 AM EST
Good morning everyone.

It comes as a great pleasure today to announce my return to the Nexus scene. After many years of being away, I have decided that, long enough, my services are needed back in the land of Kugnae.

I know this comes as a surprise to many of you, and probably a sigh of frustration to a few others, but rest assured, I come only in peace, and benefit to the Nexus.

While my concentration on the past is still at its height, I still wish to spend some time learning all that I missed while I was gone.

And, well, as most of you know, you simply can't stay away from the Winds too long before they draw you back.

I look forward to seeing you all once again in game.

Is this a bug?
Posted by: Nagnag -- 1:36 AM EST
I didn't report it until now because I wasn't sure if it was a bug, and after ticketing KRU with no response I figured I'd post here to ask. Before I unregistered recently I stumbled upon a random merchant. Like usual when I come across a random merchant I take a screenshot - because I love the - what I thought were - useless quotes. But when I realized where I was walking when I got this random merchant, it struck me that something was up. I was in Tangun.

Now normally you don't get random merchants to popup in Tangun, that's why this was weird. And of course, for a measly 1,000 coins I paid I got this popup:

I didn't think anything of it until about 30 minutes later when I was exploring the ins and outs of Tangun, just randomly saying "Darkstaff" to each NPC. I figured, no one has tried it, so why not? There has to be a reason why the random merchant pops up with this information to this day.

I walked into Tangun Messenger and said "Darkstaff" to Soin. Now this is where I thought the bug came in. Without warning, I was warped to another map (on a different server), where it LOOKED like the outside of the Kugnae Inns, but when I tried to enter it didn't let me, so my best guess was that it was a copied area for testing or something. And all that was outside of this area was this little blue NPC guy:

Of course I hit Yes, and I was just warped back "Home" to my subpath circle. Then I realized that my soul had blackened when I had clicked on him (as noted in the screenshot).

I encourage everyone to help investigate what this could be. Perhaps an unfinished quest to bring the Darkstaff back? Maybe it's just a test they were doing and I stumbled upon it? Either way I'm sure someone can get more information on it.