Introducing: Episode 14.2 Eclage!
In their effort to trace the trails left behind by Satan Morocc, brave adventurers have crossed Bifrost into a mysterious city, Eclage. Laphines in Eclage were completely isolated from Splendide because of the Forest of Mist. Despite the extreme dangers, the adventurers have made their way to Eclage, pleasantly surprising the Laphines. Due to the will of the Bifrost Tree, all residents and visitors within the city's limits are able to communicate freely despite differing languages.
Together with this new episode comes a new expedition to earn a unique reward and an additional event that will take players far beyond.
Read on for more details as well as more updates launched during this maintenance such as Ancient Tower, New Cards, TamTam's Odyssey, Monthly Box, Battlegrounds, Valkyrie Bazaar and much more!
New Episode Content
Eclage Village is accessible through the Warp Girl, however this can only be done when the Eclage Entrance Quest has been completed. In order to get to Eclage through normal means, you can take the Mora east exit and speak to the Teleport Cat.
This new episode adds many exciting new features such as the Blooming Flower Land, the challenging Bifrost Tower, Stat Gloves, new Consumables, Costumes, Custom Gears and a whole new storyline to follow. All fully rebalanced for our Pre-Renewal environment, this will surely add new exciting gameplay for young and old~ Eclage Quests
There are a variety of new quests that have been implemented with this new episode. Help the Laphine Fairies with multiple tasks, pranks and find out more about the Dimensional Rift, Satan Morocc and time travel! Eclage quests will reward you with Splendide Coins (yes, the same ones earned in the town of Splendide) which can be spent on a variety of new consumables, gears and more! The following quests will be available:
Eclage Entrance Quest
Encounter in a Strange Land
Oliver Wolf Hood Quest
Light & Darkness
Memory of Professor Worm
Wanted to be Big and Beautiful
Eclage Daily Quests
Race to Top 10: Eclage Hall of Fame Event
To celebrate the release of Episode 14.2: Eclage, we would like to introduce a brand new event that you will also start seeing on future content releases. The first 10 players who complete all of the Eclage quests (not including the daily quests) and speak to the Eclage Hall of Famer, will win a brand new Tink Pet! This adorable fairy pet is one-of-a-kind and will surely steal the show. While it is Account-Bound, you will be able to claim it on your other game account through the vending machine in Lutie.
On top of the pet, your name will forever be remembered in the Top 10 at the Event Hall of Famer NPC!
The city of Eclage offers four brand new consumables. As these are Renewal-based consumables, they have vastly different effects officially. We have taken it upon ourselves to transform these items into interesting additions to our Pre-Renewal gaming environment:
The items, with the effects shown in the image above, can be purchased from Herb Merchant Plafina at the Eclage Plaza for 5 Splendide Coins each or can be obtained in Bifrost Tower by killing a variety of Lichtern monsters.
Some additional disclaimers about these new consumables:
Only 1 can be active at a time (ex: you can't use a Peony Mommy together with a Snow Flip. Using a Peony Mommy while Snow Flip is active overwrites Snow Flip).
These buffs are disabled on death.
These buffs are not removed by Dispell.
New Mobs & Drops
With a brand new update comes brand new mobs and brand new items to explore! As per usual, due to this being renewal content originally it has to be adjusted to fit our unique pre-renewal environment! These changes and additions were made with TalonRO specifically in mind. The experience, zeny, and drop potential is adjusted accordingly to make a fitting experience for our server. You can view the below spoilers to gain more information on the mobs as well as the 5 new gear drops that were specifically added for our server!
These drops have been distributed among a variety of mobs that spawn on the new field Blooming Flower Land outside of Eclage as well as the three levels of Bifrost Tower.
Along with the brand new items that have been added, drop rates of official drops have increased and a variety of other useful drops have been added to these monsters.
In Eclage Plaza, you will find Replication Expert Paltu. This wonderful new NPC can turn several existing headgears into Costume versions if you bring him the right materials! A couple of official costumes were removed from his selection as they have been used in other areas on TalonRO, but he has more than enough left to offer for all you fashionistas out there!
Eclage Stat Gloves
Introducing a new wave of accessories! They can be considered as the next step up beyond your traditional accessories such as Ring, Earring, et cetera. These items will be for Rebirth classes only, but do not have any other level requirement.
Obtaining them is easy. By completing Splendide or Eclage storyline quests as well as Daily Quests, you will earn Splendide Coins. Exchage 10 Splendide Coins at Armor Merchant Naphara in Eclage Plaza and she will give you a non-slotted Stat Glove of choice.
If you feel adventurous, you may try to add a slot to your glove by giving 5 Splendide Coins to Slot Expert Nattuer. She will then attempt to add a slot to your item. Keep in mind, there is a strong chance of failure, so try this at your own risk! The reward of having a slotted Stat Glove is definitely worth it, though!
More information on these accessories can be found below:
An Unexpected Alliance
After having completed the Light & Darkness Quest, a new temporary event will open up that will be the start of a large expansion to TalonRO and beyond! Start by talking to Rin at the Eclage Plaza. She will inform you about a desire to expand Hiel's work with the Dimensional Rift Fragment to a much larger scale! We're talking Time Travel here, folks! This exciting new quest that offers daily tasks with marvelous rewards spans throughout the world of Rune Midgard, Eclage as well as Midgard Camp. Meet old companions such as Chief Balrog, Rin and Hiel and discover what magic lies beyond the Dimensional Rift and work towards the Reconstruction of Morocc and much more!
After having finished the main quest, Rin, Chief Balrog and Hiel will offer you daily quests to earn Morocc Merit Certificates that can be exchanged at the vending machine at Morocc spawn.
This exciting new custom content to TalonRO will be the start of something big. We hope you enjoy!
Whew, that just about covers the new Eclage episode! Now, let's continue with some other updates! And with that, we are proud to announce the release of Ancient Tower, along with a batch of new cards, exclusive Valkyrie's Bazaar costumes, pets and a ton of other Quality of Life improvements.
We hope you enjoy our latest content, and appreciate your patience throughout the development process! See below for more details.
Battle of the Nine Instances
*The release of Ancient Tower is among us! In order to gain access, players will need to gather a party of up to 12 and speak to the Instance Girl NPC, where they will be warped to the Valkyrie's Hall. From there, you will be able to embark on an expedition to take on this challenging gauntlet. Those who complete the instance will win, among others, 25 Valkyrie Coins, 150 Talon Cash and a key to access the Valkyrie Bazaar. The instance can be played twice per week, with the cooldown resetting every Sunday, end of the day.
Valkyrie's Hall will be the hallmark for all future Valkyrie content. Stay tuned as we continue to work and improve TalonRO's PvE experience by introducing more tower challenges among other thrilling instances!
For more information, you can visit our latest blog entry by clicking here, including a list of the latest Valkyrie's Bazaar update featuring new pets and costumes. Alternatively you can read more on Valkyrie: BotN by checking out the website or joining our Discord.
*This is based on the actual live-hosted Ancient Tower event. We will continue to monitor its difficulty as a scripted instance and make adjustments to the gameplay, mob difficulty and/or rewards in the coming weeks/months as we see fit.
The remaining Episode 13 cards have arrived! These have been in the works for a long time and we're happy to finally release them!
This wave introduces 20 brand new cards. As usual, only the MVP Cards will be purchasable through the Talon Shop at a cost of 2000 Talon Cash. Regular monster cards can only be obtained through farming!
Next up, at a future patch, be prepared for yet another wave of cards, including Biolabs 4 cards! For now, view the spoiler below for all new card information.
April Monthly Box
Our Monthly Box has been refreshed with a variety of new and returning costumes. Check out the image above or try them out at the Dressing Coach with the IDs below:
Giant Cat Bag Costume [Garment] - #21291
Walking Baby Polar Bear Costume - #21413
Lovely Ribbon Hair Costume - #21370
Heavenly Dark Flame Costume - #20256
Protection Crown Costume - #20276
Brown Wintery Knit Hat Costume - #21371
Dragon Turtle Hat Costume - #20258
Feather Fedora Costume - #20984
Aries Crown Costume - #21352
Panda Hat Costume - #20511
Remover Hat Costume - #20671
Grand Peco Hairband Costume - #20515
The new TamTam's Odyssey region is Amatsu and Gonryun. Both the fields and dungeon maps are included, so be sure to farm there for Double EXP as well as Talon Cash and Bronze Coin drops!
When killing a monster and a card drops, it now emits a large purple pillar of light on top of the card, for easy visibility.
Improvements to Doctor NPCs:
You can now fully heal yourself even when wearing Golden Thief Bug-carded shields.
When doing a full HP and SP heal, the Doctor now also removes a variety of common negative status effects:
GM Challenge and Wave Challenge lobbies now have a Kafra for storage use.
Oliver Wolf Hood Costume no longer drops from GMC boxes due to the release of the Eclage episode. We will update the boxes in the near future to compensate for the removal.
The @time command now has a new row that displays Day of the Year.
It will also display if today is Day of the Sun, Day of the Moon, or Day of the Stars accordingly.
Basic Skill in-game description no longer displays chatroom creation at level 4 due to its stricter regulations on tRO.
Asura Strike in-game description now displays that it has an 8 second cooldown in PvP.
Deserting a BG Match now applies to the entire forum account. This solves players leaving a match that they expect to lose and join the winning team on another character.
Added special BG Food Items, purchasable through Erundek NPC:
Items can only be used during BG matches.
Effect disappears after every BG match.
+5 items cost 5 Valor Coins.
+8 items cost 10 Valor Coins.
Military Ration B and C now cost 100 Valor Coins instead of 150.
WoE White Potion now weighs 5 instead of 10 and costs 3 Valor Coins instead of 5.
WoE White Potion 30 Box now costs 75 Valor Coins instead of 100.
WoE Blue Potion now costs 4 Valor Coins instead of 7.
WoE Blue Potion 10 Box now costs 35 Valor Coins instead of 140.
Siege White Potion now costs 4 Glory Coins instead of 5.
Siege Blue Potion now costs 10 Glory Coins instead of 15.
Siege Blue Potion 10 Box now costs 75 Glory Coins instead of 100.
Jewelcrafting Menu should no longer display Rough Gems when Crafting.
Fixed WoE Hub Flags not correctly displaying the emblem of the current castle owner.
Weapon Refine in-game description should now correctly display as an Active Skill instead of Passive Skill.
Vending and Buying stores should no longer end up in areas they are not meant to be at.
Fixed winter scarves not showing up in the Costumes slot in Kafra Storage.
Small fixes to Day of the Sun/Moon/Stars calculation.
Fixed warp in Umbala being blockable by players who did not do the required quest.
Fixed Hillthion mob name in Manuk fields to Hillslion.
Valkyrie Bazaar updates
New garment costumes:
Blade Relic Costume (1250 Valkyrie Coins)
Seeker Relic Costume (1250 Valkyrie Coins)
Magus Relic Costume (1250 Valkyrie Coins)
New pets (food is Elysian Herb, purchaseable at 1 Valkyrie Coin or as a drop from a new mob type; Elysian Seed):
Celine Kimi (900 Valkyrie Coins)
Shroud (700 Valkyrie Coins)
Geiravor Disciple (1500 Valkyrie Coins)
Geiravor Partisan (1500 Valkyrie Coins)
Saga (1250 Valkyrie Coins)
Rainbow (700 Valkyrie Coins)
Soheon (800 Valkyrie Coins)
Rudo (750 Valkyrie Coins)
A variety of items have received price changes. Some have become cheaper while others (mostly consumables) have become more expensive. This is due to the release of the Ancient Tower instance.
Repair Scroll and White Cat Ear Costume removed due to buggy behaviour.
GMC Box Rotation
Poring Soap Pipe Costume - #20716
Wind of the Prairie Costume - #20271
Wave Box Rotation
Siroma Fur Hat Costume - #21057
Open Air Headset Costume - #20809
We wanted to take this moment to thank the community for their support throughout the years and choosing TalonRO as your home. With this month's release, we hope you continue to enjoy your experience and wish everyone's utmost safety and well being throughout the covid-19 pandemic. We'd like to also re-assure players that the database and SQI/Seals revamp are still our priority, with news of our progress soon to be announced in the coming weeks. Having said that, we thank you dearly for your patience.
TalonRO is off to a great start this year. The staff team have been working extremely hard to release new content and reshape our older content. Although things are going great, we strongly believe things could get even better -- but we can’t do this alone. It is now time to reach out to you players to help the server grow. We get more than half of our players from Ratemyserver and your reviews are basically FREE advertisement for the server. The more players we get the more active the server will be -- PvE content, WoE, Battlegrounds and more people to socialize and enjoy TRO with.
All we ask from you is to take 5 minutes to write or renew your review at Ratemyserver. We ask so little, and ask often, yet we are ignored by the majority of the players all the time. To the players that left a review more than three months ago, please renew it by deleting your old review and writing a new one. Things have changed drastically since 2019, let us know how we are doing! And finally, if you've left a review in the last 3 months, please encourage your friends online to write a review. Thank you.
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In other news, we are pleased to announce our next Staff AMA which will be held on Discord 2nd April (5pm server time). Save the date, ask Boreas why you were banned, how Radius keeps his golden locks so fabulous or which member of the staff team has an addiction to Oreo cookies.
As always, we hope you enjoy our latest content release! We're looking forward to bringing you more updates and features as the year continues. Thank you again for all your support, and Happy Gaming!