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  1. 14 points
    February has arrived to Midgard - and there is much in the great world of TalonRO to explore, celebrate, and see! We've had a lot of wonderful events in recent weeks come into view, including our amazing new PvM event Project V, our eighth annual Yule Ball, and our Valentine's Love Novel Contest, and of course our ongoing Winter Scarf Making to name just a few! February will see some more amazing events on the way, as well as one of our major projects that we're pleased to tease out a little more in today's monthly update! We've been busy behind the scenes making 2019 one of our best years yet - and we hope that your time on TalonRO is off to a great start in the New Year. Read on below for the latest in our February update: If you've been following our social media accounts, especially Instagram, then you might have noticed a small teaser about something exceptionally big! Project Iduna is a major update that is coming to TalonRO - and quite simply, it will represent a major leap forward in our pre-Renewal, dynamic environment that you've come to know and love. This latest enhancement will make new additions and innovations possible that weren't able to be done before - but Project Iduna's release will represent a major step forward in TalonRO's legacy which we know that you'll come to enjoy! Later this month, we'll be unveiling key aspects of this exciting update to TalonRO - but above is just a small sample of what this major update has to offer. This update preserves all of the key components of the TalonRO experience that you've come to love, while evolving the frontier of what is possible. We hope that you'll stay tuned to the latest teasers and features we're rolling out with this incredible update - it's going to be one of our biggest leaps forward yet! February is not a quiet month for events - and we're about to bring you two later this month that are community favorites: Lunar New Year and Valentine's Day! Both of these events have some wonderful and unique features to them - and will be landing in Midgard in just a few weeks when both LNY and Valentine's Day are upon us! You may be aware that there are 12 Chinese zodiac animals used to represent years, and 2019 is the Year of the Boar! People born in the year of the Boar have an ability to think logically, and are able to fix whatever problem they're in. Most are very kind and able to provide for the family - and most of them are wealthy! This year, two brothers in Louyang will be coming with requests to help them usher in the Year of the Boar. Will you strike it rich in this year's LNY event? There's only one way to find out - so stay tuned to our latest updates and Official News & Events for details upon release. Love is also in the air this year in Midgard with our Valentine's Day event - and it's not just the good people of Midgard who are falling in love. That's right - even monsters need love too! That's why this year's quest will feature a special series of quests to help a few select monsters find their one true love...if you're up for the challenge, that is! This event will be landing in Midgard right around the holiday - so be on the lookout for a whole month of fun events with great prizes and fun challenges! As with each monthly update, we've made a few necessary changes and general updates to make your experience on TalonRO fun and fresh. We hope that you enjoy the following updates and bug fixes: We have rotated in the following costumes in the Wave and GMC Boxes: GM Challenge Box now contains: Diabolic Lapel Costume White Bird Rose Costume Wave Challenge Box now contains: Feather Fedora Costume Eleanor Wig Costume Our latest Tam Tam's Gift Region includes a visit to the idyllic and yet haunting Lighthalzen Fields and the underground laboratory terror of Lighthalzen Dungeon levels one and two! The area of Lighthalzen is rich and opulent situated within the vast valleys and verdant fields - but is also home to a deep darkness far below that will challenge any adventurer to their limits! This is a great offering - especially so with this month’s champion monsters for an opportunity to earn additional great rewards and experience! This month’s TTG region includes: Lighthalzen Fields and Dungeon levels one and two This month’s Champion monsters include: Metaling Holden Caramel Horn Anopheles Finally, this month's latest Costume Box includes a variety of enjoyable new and rare costumes. The Morroc Kid Servant Costume returns to the top spot after being off of the rotation for a little while! Further great costumes include the Baby Penguin Costume, Walking Leopard Cat Costume, and the Vesper Headgear Costume - all fashionable choices! Other additions to this month's box make it one worth obtaining - and be sure to do so, as each month a new box with new contents will take its place! February's costume box is currently available in the Reward Guru - and we hope that you get something fun to show off to the world of Midgard. Morroc Kid Servant Costume (Item ID: 21022) Baby Penguin Costume (Item ID: 20950) Walking Leopard Cat Costume (Item ID: 21058) Vesper Headgear Costume (Item ID: 21159) Cyber Ear Costume (Item ID: 21121) Unicorn Helm Costume (Item ID: 20396) Der Meisterpinsel Costume (Item ID: 21151) Wonderful Beast Ear Costume (Item ID: 20812) Capricorn Diadem Costume (Item ID: 21178) Aquarius Diadem Costume (Item ID: 21179) Nekoring Hat Costume (Item ID: 20660) Sea-Otter Hat Costume (Item ID: 20871)
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    We're pleased to introduce two great seasonal events in February - with celebrations of both the Lunar New Year and Valentine's Day! Each of these special and unique holidays remain special times for people all around the world - and we hope that you'll enjoy this year's festivities in Midgard! Our two special seasonal events are only around for a limited time, so be certain to get in there and experience some of this year's fun - and prizes! - while they last. Read on for full details about this year's special February events: TalonRO is celebrating the Year of the Boar during this Lunar New Year. The lunar new year event this year returns with a quest as well as brand new custom monster - the Golden Savage roaming around various cities. Journey into Louyang and meet Tian Peng to embark on a quest to aid two brothers, Zhu Wu and Zhu Zhi from the Boar clan in various missions across Rune Midgard and beyond. You can only choose to side with either Zhu Wu or Zhu Zhi. Completing the missions from them will reward you respectively with some unique non-bound new costumes as well as some special Red Envelopes to give away! The Lunar New Year event and celebration concludes on February 22, 2019 midnight server time. TalonRO staff wishes you a wonderful and prosperous year ahead with many great things to come, filled with joy and love. As always, happy gaming! Follow Poringa as she searches for her perfect blobby bachelor! The quest will set you on an expedition in finding the hearts of many rings scattered throughout cities across Rune Midgard. Are you up for the challenge in finding Poringa's one true blob? This brand new quest comes with many Bachelor Porings, scattered around all cities! Find them all to hunt for ingredients for your quest. If you play the game well, you might just end up with an non-bound unique costume and pet! Return of Fortune Teller Estellise Additionally, we'd like to announce the return of Fortune Teller Estellise! She has a problem this Valentine's Day: her adoring husband, Senel, has gone missing once more! Senel is an adventurer in a well-known research guild, but his most recent expedition has taken him to the far reaches of Midgard's most dangerous places. With your help - you can help reunite this couple through love...and you might just discover the power of love for yourself! This Valentine's Day quest begins in Hugel at Estellise's House. The quest that you'll embark upon requires many steps and a lot of searching to find Senel and discover more about his research. To truly unlock this year's secrets, you may need someone else's help to complete the quest to get the perfect ending version. There's more than one way to end this year's quest! There's no fooling these two though - they will know true partnership when they see it. Completing this year's quest will gift you one of four wonderful costume prizes! What the costumes will be is known to those who played previous years - but we're sure there are many of you who have yet to collect them or even get more of them! You'll also receive some EXP as well for completing the quest, and possibly another small, fun surprise! Please note: due to the design of this event, the costumes are account-bound. As is tradition, letter sender Lizzie will be available in Estellise's house as well, allowing you to send love letters to your loved one or crush! Not to worry, the letters are anonymous, so if you want to keep your identity a secret, you can do so! Q: What do you mean by having to work with another person? A: There may be a point in the quest where you'll have to get the help of someone also doing this quest - you'll be sure to figure out when and where if you get there. This means that you'll have to get the help of another real, live, different person! After all, it's Valentine's Day, right? Q: Can the other person be someone who shares my IP connection (in the same house, at the same internet cafe, etc.)? A: Of course! You can get the help of someone who lives with you, if you share the same IP connection, etc. However, they will have to be someone other than yourself - and Estellise and Senel will know if it's just you in disguise! Then again...you could always try and fool them and see what happens...! The Valentine's Day event and celebration concludes on February 22, 2019 midnight server time.
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    TalonRO is pleased to bring back the eighth annual social gala event of the year with the formal Yule Ball! All of the wonderful fun of the Yule Ball is back, such as our formal wear gala, live music as suggested from the community, an ice bar and dance floor, prizes, and much more - set in the grandeur of the exclusive TalonRO Ice Palace. This is one event not to be missed! It's an amazing opportunity to meet new people, party with old friends, or even take that special someone to the party of the year! The seventh annual Yule Ball will take place on Saturday, January 26 from 1500 to 1700 Midgard (server) time! Like any big gala event, we're prepared to show you a more luxurious side of social events on TalonRO - while breaking out all the stops for a fun and unforgettable memory-making experience! You're invited to take place in this special event - with live music, prizes, formal wear, events, and so much more! Read on below for the details of what this special social event has to offer - no RSVP is needed! Come with a group, your guild, or use it as a wonderful opportunity to meet other Talonians, make new friends, and forge unforgettable memories. This year's Yule Ball will take place on Saturday, January 26 from 1500 to 1700 Midgard (server) time. As with all Yule Ball social gala events, this year's event will take place in the custom Ice Palace. This special palace and area is only open one time a year for this remarkable event! You won't want to miss it! A warp will be available in Payon to take you to the Ice Palace. This warp will be open during the Yule Ball hours on Saturday, Jan. 26. With formal wear especially crafted for each guest, plus Yule Concierge available to customize your look, formal wear dyes, and much more - you'll start the night off right looking your very best in a special Tuxedo or Evening Gown! Prizes and minigames will be rolling all throughout the evening as well, with a friendly team of Game Masters on hand to party the evening away together while hosting some fantastically fun games! Get to know your fellow Talonians at the Yule Ball this year as well - whether its out on the dance floor busting a move to our live DJ with music chosen by players, social corners with benches, fountains, and more, or up at the Ice Bar enjoying one of this year's custom cocktails! Finally, the end of the night will be complete with the crowning of this year's 2018 Yule King and Yule Queen - marking the end of the winter season and ready to welcome spring! Each guest upon arrival will receive their own limited edition Winter Formal Wear - especially made for the Yule Ball. This costume item will disappear at the end of the Yule Ball, but it will allow each guest to wear their holiday best for the evening's gala. Once inside, guests may visit with our team of Yule Stylists - now in a special room off of the Ice Palace - to get ready and dress their best with custom looks and formal wear dyes - to complete your winter ball look. We'll have a special concierge member back in Payon who can help take back your tuxedo or dress and get you back into your regular outfit. Our Yule Ball Concierge will be on hand to take care of our guests and their needs - including allowing you admission into the exclusive Yule Ball grand ballroom itself. Our concierge will also be recording the guest list for the evening - which is important because we'll be giving *random prizes* to guests throughout the night! That's right - just show up and you could win something fun just for coming to the Yule Ball! Once inside, we have a party unlike anything that you've experienced. We'll be DJ'ing this event with a LIVE STREAMING PLAYLIST! Even better, you can request the songs that you would like to hear ahead of time. We'll be broadcasting these songs on our own special TalonRO Radio as well, so you can connect to the radio at the time of the event and get your groove on out on the dance floor. Our wonderful team of Game Masters will be on hand to host live events throughout the evening, including drawing names for prizes given out to lucky random partygoers! Our Ice Palace also features a special social corner with benches, an ice fountain, and places to sit and relax. Warm up by the fire with friends and guildmates, or head up to our ultra deluxe Ice Bar. Our Yule Bartender will be serving up holiday-themed drinks, Hot Cocoa, and some other fun drinks that will surely create some interesting...err...effects! At the end of the evening, we'll be crowning our Yule Ball King and Queen by using the guest list at the Concierge. Our drawing will be at random - but you could win a deluxe Winter Crown costume set at the end of the night - perfect for the end of the winter season. Don't forget to stick around for our group community photo to commemorate the evening as part of the TalonRO community! The TalonRO Yule Ball streams music through our dedicated TalonRO Radio. You'll need to access TalonRO Radio separately on the night(s) of the Yule Ball to listen into our live streaming playlist. You can access the TalonRO Radio during the event by visiting https://share.talonro.com/radio/ You'll can also suggest songs for the Yule Ball easily! Simply leave the name of the song that you'd like in a post in this thread - it's that easy! If possible, please also drop a link for the song (such as a YouTube video link) so we can check it out easily! We have 2 hours of songs to get, so feel free to request a song! Tune into TalonRO during the event to listen to this year's live playlist at https://share.talonro.com/radio/ Simply visit the link above to be taken to a web player to listen in! Music will only be playing during the Yule Ball hours, so don't be alarmed if you don't hear music before 1600 on Saturday, January 26! Request a song by replying in our Official Event thread with a link to the song you'd like to hear at the Yule Ball. With two hours of music to curate into a playlist, we'll try and get your request in the lineup! We hope that you can take a break from the grind, hang out with old friends (and maybe make new ones!), get your dance on, and win some prizes as well. The Yule Ball is an event not to be missed on TalonRO! This event attracts hundreds of players from all over TalonRO, and we hope that you can join in the year end festivities! The Yule Ball is one unforgettable evening of fun, festivities, prizes, and celebrations.
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    We're pleased to announce that our annual fundraiser to benefit the Global Sanctuary for Elephants raised more than $2,500 this year! Our annual holiday fundraiser benefits a different non-profit organization - this year going to Global Sanctuary for Elephants in their mission to protect, rescue and provide sanctuary for elephants worldwide. Global Sanctuary for Elephants exists to create vast safe spaces for captive elephants, where they are able to heal physically and emotionally. This creates and enables a sanctuary for elephants that provides space, freedom, love and respect for these incredible and majestic animals. A big thank-you to all who were able to donate to this worthy cause! We're also pleased to let you know that our thank-you gift NPC for those who donated to this fundraising campaign may now claim their items in Prontera! All items received will be account-bound, but you can use the Vending Machine NPC in Lutie to claim the Costume and Pet on as many characters as you like. Thank you for helping to raise $2,610 this year for Global Sanctuary for Elephants! Our thank-you gift NPC or those who donated to this fundraising campaign is now available. This NPC is an Elephant and is located in Prontera. Thank you once more for your exceptional generosity - and as always, happy gaming!