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  1. The Winter Scarf Quest returns to TalonRO! This immensely popular event gives you the opportunity to make your own fashionable scarf for the winter months. Once again, the great roaming master tailor, Von Claude, has settled in the city of Hugel. He has been particularly inspired by the newest animated fashions and also vibrant varieties of costumes that are cropping up lately. "2021's fashion forward crowd will really love what I have in store this season" Von Claude was recently heard sharing with a team of Kafra Agents. Coveted all over Rune-Midgard, the designs of Von Claude are unequaled in their elegance and functionality. His friend, Olgov, has been working on creating fields of inspirations for Von Claude's next winter collection. As his scarves are in high demand, Von Claude requires only the finest ingredients for his masterful creations. However, the work is worth it - the Winter Collection from Von Claude is without equal. His collection of scarves include the return of the Traditional Striped Scarf - a classic Midgardian favorite - and Straight Scarves, which were in popular demand! Von Claude x Olgov designs have brought back the 2016 smash hit, the Waving Long Scarf. 2021's latest creation follows last year's Nekomimi Cape! While Von Claude has not added any new styles and colours to his collection this year, his existing collection is without compare! Featured in distinct, fashion-forward choices, these scarves will turn the average novice into a haute couture wonder! Because of the demand for these high-quality items, these costumes will not be easy to make. After all, Von Claude x Olgov wouldn't want to skimp on the quality, right? Just like winter itself, this quest won't last long! This quest will be available through the winter months. We hope that you enjoy the Winter Scarf Quest this year! The Winter Quest ends on Wednesday, March 21st! Be sure to make your scarves and find the look that's right for you! Happy gaming and good luck! Rewards for the Annual Charity Event can now be claimed in Prontera! Prizes are available at the Lutie vending machine once claimed. If you made multiple donations on the same character, please ensure that you click the NPC multiple times to claim all of your rewards. Note: the accessory for the pet can be purchased at the Pet Gear shop in Prontera. In addition, if you are unable to claim your rewards, this most likely means that you either filed your donation as Anonymous or you misspelled your IGN. If this is the case, please send us a Support Ticket on the forums, including your donation and IGN details and we'll look into it! Thank you again to everyone for their incredible generosity! We truly appreciate your support. Christmas Event: While the Christmas Event has ended for now, players can still access the Instance and claim Rewards with NPCs placed in Prontera. Valkyrie Bazaar updates: Layla's Emporium makes her sleepy return in Valkyrie's Bazaar. Selling winter themed costumes among other goodies. Be quick, as she will only be around until the end of January! Fixed a bug regarding TamTam not properly announcing the map he's roaming around in.
  2. January has arrived! And it's once again time for our Monthly Maintenance! With Christmas gone, we say hello to the New Year, as well as some exciting content lined up over the next few weeks. The long awaited SQI Revamp will be scheduled for release this month, along with the annual Yule Ball event gearing up for another spectacular gala! Notable mentions: To start 2021 off right and make it better than 2020 (does not take much, but hey!), we are launching a 12x EXP event for one week! It's scheduled to end on January 8th. Our Annual Charity Event ended up with a whopping $7366 for Doctors Without Borders, when our goal was set to $1000. Thank you so much everyone for your generosity! We'll be adding an NPC soon to claim your prizes! Once again, this is an amazing achievement! Our Christmas Event is still ongoing through till January 7th! The SQI Revamp will be scheduled to launch this month. More info below! Limited Item Sale To celebrate finally getting rid of 2020, we have released a temporary Special Effect costume for a duration of one week. The [Visual] Fireworks Costume goes to the Garment Slot and can be purchased from the Talon Shop. Monthly Updates Our Monthly Maintenance comes with some common updates: A brand new TamTam's Odyssey region: Rachel Fields Ice Dungeon GMC Box rotations: Enchanted Dog Costume [20983] Greater Dracul Horn Costume [20933] Wave Box rotations: Little Garden Costume [21156] Poring Beret Costume [21209] A brand new Monthly Costume Box, available in the Talon Shop: Imperial Glory Costume [21655] Royal Mantle Costume [20935] Calabash Costume [Garment] [21590] Japanese Hair Costume [21587] Neev Barrette Costume [20934] Fluffy Heart Earmuffs Costume [20952] Dog Officer Costume [20805] Alchemist Mask Costume [20988] Dark Randgris Helm Costume [21012] Ignis Cap Costume [20868] Capricorn Diadem Costume [21178] Feather Beret Costume [20953]~ With the likes of 'Baby' Mystic Tower scheduled for January, as well the imminent release of the SQI revamp, what better way than to indulge in some good old fashioned leveling with bonus experience? This week, we’re having a special 12x EXP event, along with an additional +25% EXP for completing Eden Group board quests! The added bonus experience is an opportunity to go on an adventure with a new party, explore a dungeon that you've never tried before, or conquer that difficult instance you've been meaning to take on! With 12x EXP this week, your effort will be maximized to its fullest. We hope that you have a great weekend exploring all that Midgard has to offer. The event with end on January 8th! We are on the brink of releasing the SQI Revamp with only a few things left to do! Most of this concerns balancing the instances and doing detailed test runs to make sure that everything works correctly. Rest assured that our target release date will be this month! All rankings for GM Challenge, Wave Challenge and Ancient Tower have been reset. Due to some of the top scores having been achieved on older or buggy versions of these instances, it was due for a reset to give everyone an equal playing ground. In the near future, we will be adding ranking seasons to these instances where top parties will win a special prize. Christmas Event Slightly boosted the droprates of giftbox pieces in the mob grinding map. Fixed Elf Doctor not healing you properly when you are wearing a GTB carded shield.
  3. To start off, this year's event will largely be similar to the one we've hosted last year due to the time we have to spend on the SQI Revamp. The storyline about missing Santa Claus and the loss of Christmas Spirit is identical to last year. That said, we did fix a large variety of bugs, made improvements and introduced new quests and rewards! It's that time of the year again! This year, our special Christmas Warper isn't warping anyone to the Enchanted Village! It turns out she has lost her Christmas Spirit due to Santa Claus having gone missing! However, help may be nearby! Once inside, embark on a new quest by talking to Scrooge! As usual, you can enjoy the various games and earn wonderful Christmas Giftboxes by collecting Red and Green Giftbox Pieces. The Christmas Giftboxes have been updated with some wonderful rewards to check out! You can also enjoy some of the annual highlights, such as letter writing, Antonia's Caroling, stocking hanging, and much more (with full details below!). We hope that you'll explore around the Enchanted Village this year and enjoy all that the season has to offer! This year in the Enchanted Village, as mentioned earlier, Santa has undergone a curse by none other than Antonio himself utilizing his, while fake, powerful Heart of Ymir. It's up to you and the rest of the server to build up Christmas of Spirit points by playing the various activities and content available to you to help free Santa of the curse. You can start this year's main quest by first talking to Scrooge. This year's Giftboxes will grant wonderful items - and you can make your own through a variety of games and challenges. Just like last year, minigames may grant you Snowflake Coins in addition to the Giftbox Pieces, as well as special Marbles. These snowflakes can be used at the vending machine in the Enchanted Village to purchase special rental weapons as well as a lovely variety of costumes and classic holiday pets. Marbles are used for the special minigame Santa's Marbles, which is explained in greater detail in the Christmas Events section below. Moreover, you'll need to use these special items to fill your stockings - but you'll be able to earn these through a number of methods - making it possible to collect wonderful items in a great combination of ways! Finally, you'll only be able to obtain certain kinds of Giftbox Pieces through specific games. These Giftbox Pieces are account bound, so you'll need to earn them all individually. Once you do however, you'll be able to give them to Santa, who will reward your hard work with some very special prizes this year. On top of that, you'll be able to earn and do lots more in the Enchanted Village, such as letter writing, caroling, and so much more! How to Participate in This Year's Event Collect Red and Green Giftbox Pieces in order to trade them in and craft your own Christmas Giftboxes! Earn Giftbox Pieces by participating in various minigames, farming and events throughout the Enchanted Village. Each Christmas Giftbox will grant wonderful new items this year! Giftbox Pieces are account bound, so be certain to earn them within a single account to maximize your Christmas Giftbox collection! Most items that come out of the box however, are not bound. Minigames may also grant both Snowflake Coins and Marbles this year as well. Snowflake Coins can be used at the vending machine NPC in the Enchanted Village. You will be able to trade these in for special rental weapons, costumes, and pets! Both Snowflake Coins and Marbles have different purposes: Use Snowflake Coins at both the vending machine NPC in the Enchanted Village, as well as within the Stocking Hanging event in Santa's House. Snowflake coins can be earned both through minigames and also in special Christmas monster maps tied to this year's event. They can also be used in a variety of new quests! Use Marbles to participate in the Santa's Marbles event, by talking to Santa in the Enchanted Village once he has returned. Marbles come from minigames at a low percentage chance. You can also earn great prizes this year through other fun methods, which are listed below in greater detail. These methods include: Antonia's Caroling - where you can earn Snowflake Coins and other useful goodies. Stocking Hanging - fill up your stockings this year in Santa's House in the Enchanted Village and earn something wonderful the very next day. Santa's Marbles - spell out special holiday sayings with various Marble letters to earn some extraordinary prizes! Some minigames will drop Marbles with letters ranging from A-M, while others will grant letters N-Z. Spell out one of Santa's Christmas sayings with these Marbles to earn something really special! Headgear and Pet Quests: Gemma's Quest Enchantress Quest Elf Quest Are you ready to confront Antonio once more? The Christmas Instance Dungeon is returning as part of this year's event! If you were unable to claim the incredible items obtainable from this instance in 2019, this is your second chance to do so! It is still one massive challenge you will not want to miss! Santa has a wonderful variety of games available for all of Midgard's boys and girls this year - including some classic delights and new twists in store! Four main events will provide you with an opportunity to earn Giftbox Pieces in order to construct your very own Christmas Giftbox. These events include the return of Blackjack / Guess the Number, Snowman Building, Amazing Ragna Race and the Christmas Time Trial! Each of these games will drop a combination of either Red or Green Giftbox Pieces. Collect both kinds of pieces to trade them in within the Enchanted Village for your very own Christmas Giftboxes this year! You'll also be able to earn prizes through other events as well. Stocking Hanging, located at Santa's House in the Enchanted Village, will allow you to receive something wonderful. Simply collect the required items for your stocking and wait a day - then check back in over the stockings by the fireplace to receive a special prize! We have also added back the farming maps on the east side of the Enchanted Village! As with the Halloween event, there are three difficulties. The harder the map, the better the loot, including Giftbox Pieces! This year also features the return of Santa's Marbles. There will be a holiday-themed word that you can attempt to spell out by collecting Marbles across various minigames. Each Marble will have a letter printed on it. If you can spell out the holiday word of the day with Marbles in your inventory, you'll receive something incredible! You can participate in this minigame by talking to Santa Claus in the Enchanted Village as well. We hope that you'll give all of this year's events and minigames inside of the Enchanted Village a try - and that you'll earn some wonderful holiday presents along the way! Explore All that Christmas Has to Offer General The Spirit of Christmas System This year due to Santa being cursed by Antonio, The Enchanted Village needs everybody in the Talon Community to help build Christmas Spirit! Every time any activity is completed, you will build up Christmas Spirit! Santa will appear again once a certain target has been reached! General World Flavor During your traveling and grinding sessions you may be greeted by some temporary Christmas mobs that do not normally spawn in the world! These monsters will drop various ingredients that are useful in the Christmas quests! These include the following monsters: Christmas Orc Christmas Jakk Christmas Goblin Santa Poring You will find several of these mobs in world locations that the normal counterparts would spawn at! Christmas Orcs will spawn in all locations Orc Warriors normally spawn at except for the High Orcs map. Christmas Jakks will spawn in all locations Jakks normally spawn at. Christmas Goblins will spawn in all locations Goblins normally spawn at. Santa Porings will spawn in all locations Porings normally spawn at. Christmas Minigames Note: All Minigames apart from Blackjack/GTN may reward you with additional Snowflake Coins and/or Marbles! Blackjack & Guess the Number returns to Christmas! Play special party-based rounds of Blackjack (now more often than before!) rotating alongside a holiday-themed Guess the Number minigame. Strike it rich for your opportunity to win Red Giftbox Pieces! Snowman Building gives you an opportunity to assemble your own special snowman. The magical snowmen of the holiday season are starting to fall apart as the magic of Christmas dwindles - and they will need your help in putting them back together again! Find the Snowman Builder in the Enchanted Village to learn more. You'll need five (5) people in total to start building. Once you have your group together, head out and start rebuilding those snowmen! If you're successful with your efforts, you'll be rewarded with some Red Giftbox Pieces as well as a chance to get Marbles marked N to Z and perhaps even something else! Xmas Time Trials inside of Antonio's Toy Factory returns to the Enchanted Village! Back in the day, Antonio used to do research in his evil toy factory. However now the toy factory is open for all! Anyone can enter now to enjoy the challenge. This is also a team minigame requiring three (3) participants: all 3 members can only stay inside for 10 minutes. If you all are unable to get out after 10 minutes, the team must abandon the mission! It may take some time to learn the best ways of completing this but don't give up! Cooperate with your partners (through #map chat for instance), and complete all the tasks in the allotted time to find a way to retrieve some Green Giftbox Pieces as well as a chance to get Marbles marked A to M and perhaps even something else! The Amazing Ragna Race Returning from Halloween, join Boone Peaches as he hosts The Amazing Ragna Race once more in his homeland, The Enchanted Village! Participate with a group of players in a race up the spiraling hill. There will be Horong Boosters to increase your speed when ran into temporarily, but watch out for those random Ankle Snares as well! You will find Item Boxes along the race track - these will greatly aid you by giving a boost or slowing everybody else down. If you're lucky, you might even swap position with another racer ahead of you or slow everybody else down! The fastest three racers to cross the finishing line on the bridge at the hilltop will be crowned as winners. This time prizes will be different in comparison to Halloween: 1st Place : 6 Green Giftbox Pieces, rare chance to gain a Factory Skeleton Key. 2nd Place: 4 Green Giftbox Pieces. 3rd Place: 2 Green Giftbox Pieces. Consolation Prize (for every participant): Random chance for Snowflake Coins, as long as you participated in the race and made enough progress! When a race ends, there will be a 5 Minute Cooldown before another race can begin. Features and Other Activities [NEW] Enchantress Quest where you help the Enchantress Lucrecia save her brother, the Geomancer, from chaos and despair. Transform your existing Stall of Angel/Dominion/Shadow Costume, your Royal Mantle/Royal Mantle Black Costume or your Protection Cloth/Protection Cloth Black Costume into festive winter themed costumes! [NEW] Elf Quest where you help two elves gather ingredients for pajamas! Gather ingredients and get a chance to obtain either some consumables or perhaps even a rare new pet and costume! Stocking Hanging is a special holiday tradition, where you are earn fantastic prizes! Located in Santa's House in the Enchanted Village, your very own stocking will be hanging over Santa's fireplace. Simply fill your stocking with a number of requested items, along with five (5) Snowflake Coins and let the magic set in! Check back in with your stocking one day later to see what's inside! Your items and coins will have transformed into something exquisite, including usable items, OPB and OBBs, hats, stat foods, and even a small chance to earn pet eggs or costumes! Note: stocking hanging contains a master account daily limit, allowing you to only create 3 stockings per day. Santa's Marbles is one of this year's most challenging, and rewarding, special minigames! This will become available to everybody once enough Christmas Spirit is built up by participating in other activities to free Santa from his curse! Collect Marbles throughout this year's events - each Marble will be inscribed with a letter upon it. A new holiday-themed word will be listed for you to try and complete with Marbles from your inventory. If you can spell out the word of the day with your Marbles, you'll be able to trade them in for some truly incredible prizes! Once a player gets a prize, the word will change to something new! Note: Marbles are all account-bound and cannot be traded - so you'll have to play a lot of minigames this year to ensure that you have a wide range of available letters to spell out the word of the day! Marbles may be obtained from any of the following minigames: Snowman Building may reward you with Marbles from letters N through Z. Time Trials may reward you with Marbles from letters A through M. Hanging your Stockings may reward you with any kind of Marble. Blackjack & Guess the Number will not furnish a chance to win any Marbles. Craft Unique Christmas Food Items You can speak to Harvey in The Enchanted Village in order to craft some unique consumables as follows: Chocolate Tart Recovers a small amount of HP. Cast Level 5 Angelus. Strawberry Chocolate Recovers a small amount of SP. Cast Level 5 Blessing. Spicy Winter Tonic Heals your HP and SP by 20%. AGI + 3, INT + 3 for 2 Minutes. Warm Heart Chocolate Heals your HP by 20%. STR + 3, VIT + 3 for 1 Minute. Enchanted Mushroom Soup Heals your HP and SP by 70%. Casts level 3 Assumptio and level 3 Impositio Manus on yourself. In order to craft the above items, you will need a select list of ingredients (more information on this by speaking to Harvey). Most of which include unique Miscellaneous Ingredients that are only obtained by Santa's Factory mobs in Intermediate and Nightmare Difficulties (further explained below). Santa's Factory All new and improved grind map for this year's Christmas borrowing a many elements from this year's popular Halloween grind map! You can access Santa's Factory after getting far enough in this year's Christmas Main Quest. If enough Christmas Spirit has been earned to free Santa, newcomers to this years event don't need to do the quest! You can expect the following 3 difficulties to choose from: Easy : Relatively approachable for just about anybody. This difficulty does not have an MvP monster roaming inside it! However, it has the lowest experience/drop rates. Ingredients for Food Items will not drop here! Intermediate : A step up from Easy, meant for the middle of the road adventurer. An MvP will spawn here! The experience and drops here are very suitable for the intended skill level. Ingredients for Food Items will drop! Nightmare : Meant for the most hardcore of adventurers. The experience and drops are excellent here and are definitely worth the time and effort. However, the monsters are very difficult and the MvP here is especially difficult. If you can, try to bring a party here! Ingredients for Food Items here are significantly higher than Intermediate! Every single day you can come here to earn up to 30 Green Giftbox Pieces! This limit will be reset the next day. The rates are significantly improved the higher you go up in difficulty for Santa's Factory, so choose the difficulty that best suits you! MvP Kills in Santa's Factory contribute a large portion of Christmas Spirit Points toward the server wide goal! Instance Dungeon Provides some incredible challenges just as it did last year, combined with some unbelievable prizes. Prepare to take on this winter's most exciting challenge yet, and to swear revenge on Antonio for what he did to Santa! Enter this year's Instance Dungeon by obtaining a Factory Skeleton Key - obtainable throughout various methods in the course of the event. Rarely by participating in minigames. Every time you kill an MvP in Santa's Factory. Other "mysterious" methods. To begin the quest for access to this year's dungeon and instance, speak with Scrooge. He will be able to tell you more about the methods needed! If enough Christmas Spirit has been earned to free Santa, newcomers to this years event don't need to do the quest! By defeating Antonio, you have a chance at earning the following unique gears, all of which contribute toward a set: In addition to all kinds of minigames and events throughout the Enchanted Village, this year's holiday treats include some additional features and festivities! Enjoy Caroling Antonia this year as part of Santa's holiday fun! She'll be exploring throughout various towns and cities in Midgard - be on the lookout for a global announcement when she is around next! As she sings and moves around town, she'll drop items - and even Snowflake Coins! - around her. Follow her to try and collect these special and festive drops. However, be careful not to stay too close for long, as Caroling Antonia may blow up at any time and knock you out! Once Antonia has blown up, there is a chance that the MVP Krampus will follow in her stead! Krampus may invade the same town/city, and defeating him may reward you with some excellent loot! Lizzie is also back to send out special Christmas Cards to your friends, guildmates, and even secret admirers! Simply speak with Lizzie in the Enchanted Village, fill out the To: and From: sections of your announcement, along with a few lines of text that you'd like her to send. Christmas Cards this year cost 50,000 Zeny to send, and must be approved by a Gamemaster before they can be sent. Once approved, speak with Lizzie again to confirm the card (when you're ready, of course!) and she will read it aloud as a special global broadcast to all of Midgard! Because these are global announcements, please ensure that your messages are appropriate and conform to TalonRO's rules before writing them, otherwise they may be declined by a Gamemaster. Finally, account bound items from this year's Christmas Event can also be claimed on any of your other game accounts which are associated with your master account! To claim a Christmas account bound item on one of your other game accounts, simply speak with the Vending Machine NPC in Lutie. Once a Christmas account bound item has been obtained, this item will be added to a list of available items at the Vending Machine NPC, allowing you to obtain a "copy" of that item that will be account bound to that new account. For example, say you had received a special Christmas costume from this year's event which is account bound. Simply log into one of your other game accounts if desired, speak with the NPC in Lutie, and you can get a copy of that item! These items will always be account bound, but will allow you to have another version unique to your account as well - allowing you to enjoy your earnings on any of your characters & accounts! Items which are eligible for this special vending machine option include costumes and pets from the Snowflake Coin machine in the Enchanted Village, as well as potential items coming from the Christmas Giftboxes this year. This year's Christmas prizes are truly special - and you'll be able to earn a variety of amazing and wonderful gifts through a number of minigames, features, and fun. This year's Christmas Giftboxes contain a new assortment of special selections, ranging from new items and costumes, as well as extra special MVP cards at a rare drop rate! Trading in Snowflake Coins will also earn you an assortment of special rental weapons, which you can use to give your character an extra boost of ho-ho-horribly good bonuses! Snowflake Coins may also allow for you to earn a variety of other prizes, new and older costumes, pet eggs and much more! Stocking Hanging can also yield some additionally wonderful items as well this year, including special items, useful consumables, and even a small chance to earn even more costumes and/or pet eggs! Santa's Marbles may feature some of this year's most special items - including a variety of rare, useful, and premium items - like useful cards, Bloody Branches, extra-special pets, or other amazing costumes. Although spelling out the word of the day with Santa's Marbles will be very challenging, the rewards may certainly pay off big time! Finally, you can earn prizes and other small gifts all along the way in this year's Christmas event - making it a fun and worthwhile event for all to enjoy! Earn Prizes from This Year's Offerings Collect prizes through a variety of ways in this year's Christmas Event! Christmas Giftboxes will provide you with a wonderful potential assortment of prizes, including costumes, pet eggs, or even MVP cards if you're lucky! Snowflake Coins will provide you with a chance to purchase seasonal rental weapons, or costumes and other great items. Stocking Hanging can grant you special consumable items and other useful treasures, along with costumes, pets, and other gifts. Santa's Marbles will provide you an opportunity to win some of this year's best prizes - though this is one of the more challenging minigames provided this year! We hope that you'll enjoy all that the season has to offer as we celebrate 2020 coming to an end with our holiday event! To make sure that you have the most fun you can have, please be mindful of several important rules and features with this year's Christmas celebration. Important Rules, Dates, and Notes To begin this year's Christmas Event, speak with a certain NPC in Prontera, who will take you to the Enchanted Village. All Christmas Event minigames and events will take place within the Enchanted Village and its related areas and NPCs. Items such as Giftbox Pieces, Marbles, Christmas Consumables & Food Ingredients, and Snowflake Coins are account bound in this year's event. Some of this year's prizes are account-bound as well, The only way to obtain these exclusive events is to participate, allowing everyone the chance to earn wonderful prizes no matter your zeny status! Finally, this year's Christmas celebration will conclude on January 7th, 2021 - allowing for you to enjoy the holiday fun throughout the remainder of the season! We sincerely hope that you enjoy the magic, snow, and wonder of this year's Christmas celebration - which is our delight to offer to you as we close another wonderful year! We're looking forward to another year full of even more fun, enjoyment, and even more offerings that will make 2020 a year to really remember. Thank you as always for your support of TalonRO, and as always, happy gaming!
  4. The holidays are here on TalonRO! December is a special month in Midgard - with lights and fresh snow beginning to enter the landscape, and towns beginning to set out their presents as winter fills the air. With festive spirits just around the corner, we're getting ready to celebrate a month of wonderful surprises, events, additions, and more! As usual at this time for the month, we have started our annual Charity Fundraiser, the Advent Calendar and more! Also, enjoy a new TamTam's Odyssey, Monthly Costume Box, and a bunch of bug fixes! We hope that you enjoy it! TalonRO is pleased to partner once more with GoFundMe Charity this holiday season in our annual fundraiser to benefit Doctors Without Borders. Best known for its projects in conflict zones and in countries affected by endemic diseases, Doctors Without Borders is active in 70 countries with over 35,000 personnel mostly local doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, logistical experts, water and sanitation engineers and administrators. Doctors Without Borders provides medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Their teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff - most of them hired locally. Doctors Without Borders' actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality. 100% of all proceeds go directly to Doctors Without Borders through the GoFundMe Charity partnership. From now until December 31st, 2020 - TalonRO will thank those who have donated to the Doctors Without Borders TalonRO Fundraiser with a unique in-game gift. Keep in mind that these donations do -not- give you any Talon Cash like a donation to TalonRO would. For more information, please visit the Charity Fundraiser topic. In the previous chapter of An Unexpected Alliance you helped get the Dimensional Device to work! When the gang first tried it out, they saw some strange...entity who tried to contact you! Who is this person and how is it that they're contacting you?! This next episode of An Unexpected Alliance brings the story to its conclusion. We hope you all enjoyed our little event quest for the past months and... are excited for more things to come! If you're unfamiliar with this concept, Advent Calendars are special calendars which mark each day from now through Christmas Eve. Behind each day on the calendar is often something nice - a small gift in celebration of the big day coming on December 25th! This year, we're pleased to continue our holiday tradition to say thank you for being part of the TalonRO community and to celebrate you with countdown to Christmas - complete with a plethora of presents. Click on the image above, or here to visit the calendar! Claim your Advent Calendar prize in four easy steps: Visit the TalonRO Advent Calendar and look for today's date! You'll only be able to open a present from the calendar on that current day, so we hope that you won't miss any of them. Don't forget: all days start and end on Midgard (server) time - so be sure to note what time it is on TalonRO! Find the day's present in the calendar and click on it. Each present will have a special holiday greeting card, as drawn by members of the TalonRO community! Along with the card, you'll receive a special unique code! Take this code to our Advent Calendar NPC in Lutie and enter the code exactly as you see it after opening your Advent Calendar present in the calendar. Remember: each code is unique to your Master Account! You'll receive your daily Advent Calendar prize if you've entered your code in correctly with the Advent Giver NPC in Lutie, It could be something small and useful, or something much more rare and wonderful! All of these gifts are our way of saying thank you for being part of the TalonRO community! All Advent Calendar Gifts this year are account-bound and will only be available on the day they are offered - meaning that you can't log-in and collect prizes from later dates. To receive all 24 gifts, you'll need to visit the Advent Calendar and the NPC in Lutie each day from now through Christmas Eve. Our new TamTam's Odyssey region is: Manuk, El Dicates and Lutie: Manuk Fields El Dicastes Fields and Dungeon Lutie Field and Toy Factory GMC Box Rotation: Kamima Baphomet Horn Costume [20652] Spell Circuit Costume [20455] Wave Challenge Box Rotation: Vesper Headgear Costume [21159] Cyber Ear Costume [21121] The December Costume Box is once again filled with a variety of exciting new costumes and a selection of classic ones: Heart Wing Backpack Costume [21632] Snack Party Costume [21237] Mainspring Screw Costume [21629] Walking Snow Fox Costume [21157] Gamer Headset Costume [21274] Majestic Helmet Costume [20260] Unicorn Ornament Costume [21554] Blinking Thin Eyes Costume [20930] Capooring Costume [21625] Triangle Rune Cap Costume [21578] Sagittarius Diadem Costume [21177] Moonlight Hat Costume [21581] Baby Pacifier Costume [21573] Limited Costume Sale The [Visual] It's Snowing Costume returns to the Talon Shop! Enjoy the feeling of these wintery months with this lovely costume, available for one week only!
  5. With Fall in full swing, we didn't want to leave you all empty-handed until the Christmas festivities! Hereby we'd like to once again introduce the Thanksgiving & Black Friday Event of 2020! See below for more details. Black Friday The Black Friday special event costumes and pets are not short this year, with plenty of surprises to discover on your expedition in finding the Magical Merchant NPC! There will be a a Magical Merchant NPC appearing across certain towns, including Alberta, Ayothaya, Einbroch, Izlude, Malangdo, Malaya, Pyramids, Eclage and Lutie. He will only be in ONE town at a time between hourly intervals. Every hour, he will sell ONE account-bound costume, pet or something else that is no longer available through normal means. The item can be purchased with Zeny ONLY and is available for that hour in a limited amount. So be sure to have your itchy trigger fingers at the ready! When purchasing an account-bound costume or pet, it will be available on your entire forum account, using the Lutie vending machine to acquire them. The Black Friday event will last for 48 hours, that means 48 deals! With old favorites returning as well as some surprises along the way; so keep checking back to make sure you don't miss out on our costume extravaganza! Happy gaming! Deals will start at Friday, midnight server time! Thanksgiving The Jefferys Family has decided to take it upon themselves to host a Thanksgiving Event for all the adventurers who have kept the world safe from harm. Granny Grace can be found in Hugel twice and will warp 5 players into a special event map for a duration of 5 minutes. As said, you will find two Granny Grace's, so two groups of people can join at a time! Movement speed is locked for everyone, so don't even try to use special buffs for extra walking speed! In those 5 minutes, it is your job to hunt various monsters and get their drops. Found some drops? Great! Now what? You will find 3 children and grandchildren of Grace spread out on the map. Each of them can make a special Thanksgiving Dish which has some pretty neat bonuses when you consume it. However, plan ahead on which dish you are going to hunt for. Time is short and you may not always be lucky when it comes to drops. Each mob drops specific ingredients, so find out which you have to hunt! Not to mention, when you start the game, all ingredients from previous rounds will be erased! This event will last until December 3rd, evening server time. There are 3 types of dishes, which are not bound: Thanksgiving Turkey Restores 50% HP&SP, improves HP/SP Recovery by 200% for 15 minutes. Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie DEX + 10 for 20 minutes, HIT + 40 for 30 minutes. Thanksgiving Ale Increases all stats by 2 and increases your walking speed for 20 minutes. From time to time, the monsters will also drop Thanksgiving Crests. While they are no ingredients for the dishes, they can be used for something entirely different! In Hugel, you will find Abigale. She will be able to make a not-bound Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat if you exchange about 50 of these crests and some zeny. The hat itself is quite useful, but there's more! When you made a hat, talk to Abigale again. At a cost of 10 Crests, she will be able to boost your headgear for a duration of 24 hours. When boosted, you will automatically be buffed with a random useful skill every half a minute or so. If you're lucky, even more often! Once the 24 hours are over, just talk to her again to boost your headgear another time. And then there's the best costume of all, our special Turkey Hat Costume! Put this on to really get into the Thanksgiving spirit! The costume is account-bound, but can be obtained from the vending machine in Lutie once you have purchased it on one of your accounts. It also costs 50 Thanksgiving Crests! This year we've added yet another ah-ma-zing costume for Thanksgiving, the Hunters Dinner Costume! Just like the Turkey Hat Costume, this is account-bound but can be claimed at the Lutie vending machine. It can also be purchased for 50 Thanksgiving Crests.
  6. It's mid-November and it's time for the Halloween Event to end! We're happy to announce the winners of all the competitions below. For the time being, you can use our NPC in Prontera to exchange any leftover Halloween Tickets and participate in the Halloween Instance! Other than that, not much happening this maintenance apart from a couple of tweaks and fixes here and there. We are working really hard on finalizing the SQI revamp which is nearly, nearly done now, so definitely look forward to that! Regular updates Added a mapwarp to the Thanatos Boss Floor when a new party is opening the portal, to ensure nobody is left behind. Fixed Song/Dance status icon durations from displaying the wrong time. Halloween It's time for the Halloween Event to end! We hope you all enjoyed this year's event! The competition was fierce as usual, with Emure really dropping the ball this year and Sorin making a recovery near the end. Guile was ahead by a lot during the middle of the event but slowed down significantly after that. In the end, they still pulled through, though! So without further ado, these are our winning houses this year: Guile House wins 1st place with 438,942 points Sorin House wins 2nd place with 437,388 points Please find Monny in Prontera to claim your prize! While they are account-bound and cannot be claimed from the Lutie Vending Machine, you can claim the prize on every account that you played the event with! The following houses did not win any prize this year, but we'd like to commend them for their efforts, nevertheless! Windsor House with 429,610 points Emure House with 346,132 points To illustrate the progression of House Points, we have made a nice graphs for you: Now for the individual competitions! The winners are as follows: Fastest Labyrinth party "Not a Laby Raid Parteh" party. Cleared in 4 minutes and 9 seconds. Members: Myra Collenstoff Rato* Elymas R A Y N The top-three Town-Wide minigame / Limited Capacity minigame winners: Easterious Heroine C ChampAres Wannabe Gertie The top-three Racas Forest winners: momzy [SN]Pride O n e e - c h a n The top-three MVP Defense Treasure Chest breakers, Amazing Ragna Race winners and Shadow Tag winners: Unit ONOE Viotto StormChaserLight Every one of you wins a non-bound Blue Moon Loli Ruri Egg as well as an MVP Card of choice (only those available in the Talon Shop). Please PM @GM Seiren your choice as well as the character you wish to receive the items on.
  7. Question: When I start the game, I get a "Gepard::CD Code: 800::0 Speedhack has been detected" error, but I don't have any speedhacks installed. Quick Answer: Check your system clock. This can be caused by your system/windows clock not being synchronized properly. Make sure it's properly synchronized and running the proper time.
  8. Our Halloween Event, Melodia: Parade of Melody is in full swing! The four Houses are in a fierce battle to find out which House comes out on top this year. Check the event topic for more information! This maintenance does a couple of updates to the Halloween Event and introduces the usual Monthly Maintenance updates such as Monthly Box, TamTam's Odyssey and more! As the event progresses, we are doing some tweaks here and there to improve the events. In the days after the event launch, we already pushed in some fixes here and there, but with this reboot there are a couple of extra updates. Updates with this reboot: As some of you know, we already have House Channels on our Discord server, but with this reboot we now also have House Global Channels in-game! If you are enrolled in a house, the game should automatically put you in your House's global channel. You are not able to join any of the other House channels! The channels are as follows: #windsor #guile #sorin #emure When killing one of the Racas Forest MVPs, the person who got MVP will now get the points. Added reminders every 20 minutes as to what Halloween events are going on at that moment. Increased amount of Doom Points gained over time in Shadow Tag. Started spawning Magic Balls in Shadow Tag more quickly when the round starts. Added a Status Board inside Blackjack/Guess the Number room. Fixed a bug where players could keep playing Blackjack/Guess the Number even after the round ended. Updates from the past days: Added a Kafra to Shadow Tag waiting room. Lowered the HP of Doom Troops in Shadow Tag from 20m to 10m. Fixed being able to get the Magic Ball stuck in a corner in Shadow Tag. Lowered healing of Doom Troops in Shadow Tag. Added ability to leave Shadow Tag room, allowing another character to join. Disabled item consumption in Amazing Ragna Race. After the cliffhanger on the previous chapter of An Unexpected Alliance, we are taking a short break with this event as the Halloween Event takes over for two weeks. Stay tuned for the next episode later this month! As usual, we have our common Monthly Maintenance updates! The November Costume Box is Halloween-themed and contains the following costumes: Whisper Tall Hat Costume [20253] Lolu Ruri Moon Costume [21282] Flying Katashiro Costume [21588] Halloween Cat Long Hair Costume [21280] Halloween Cat Short Hair Costume [21281] Disguise Mantle Costume [21279] Zombie Mask Costume [21327] Gates of Netherworld Costume [21556] Diabolic Lapel Costume [20915] Night Spell Hat Costume [21597] Drooping Cat Crew Costume [21576] Scorpio Diadem Costume [21176] Deviruchi Headphones Costume [20681] Coronet Costume [21584] Our new TamTam's Odyssey region is: Glast Heim. Exceptions: GH Prison, GH Churchyard and the Stings map. GMC Box Rotation: Large Sorcerer Crown Costume [21144] Gorilla Mask Costume [20706] Wave Challenge Box Rotation: Forest Guide Costume [21122] Assassin Skull Mask Costume [21129] Limited Sale item: Two temporary Special Effect costumes will be returning to the Talon Shop for a duration of one week. The [Visual] Whisper's Blessing Costume goes to the Garment Slot and can be purchased for 7500 Talon Cash. Next is the [Visual] Falling Leaves Costume making its return. This is also a Garment Slot costume and can be purchased for 5500 Talon Cash. The sleeping beauty has finally awoken! Layla's Emporium in Valkyrie's Bazaar will be open for business throughout the Halloween period, as well as subsequent holiday themed events thereafter (between very long naps). However, do hurry, as her stocks will only last until the end of November! For more info on how you can gain access to Valkyrie's Bazaar, click here or visit the official Valkyrie: Battle of the Nine website. Along with the monthly and Halloween updates, we have done a couple of small patches this month. The Build Saver NPC zeny cost was reduced from 25,000 zeny to 10,000 zeny. The Bonus Bundle requirement is still there. Fixed a typo in Port Malaya where the text to add a slot to Port Malaya equipment would still mention a +8 requirement rather than +7. Fixed a bug in Ancient Tower where using the Return Room when your team was already finished would put you in a black void. Valkyrie's Bazaar Updates: Bragi Wing Ears now 800 VC (as opposed to 900 VC) Layla's Emporium is now open for a limited time only. The following store items will be purchable until the end of November: Cookie Bag [12130] - 2 VC Dead Branch Box (25) [14234] - 3 VC Black Witch Hat Costume [20163] - 100 VC Dark Randgris Helm Costume [21012] - 100 VC Ear Witch Hat Costume [21120] - 200 VC *account bound* Duneyrr Helm Costume [20863] - 200 VC Hell Poodle Egg [9243] - 250 VC Gothic Skull Ribbon Costume [21256] - 300 VC Black Magenta Ribbon Costume [20843] - 300 VC Lude Egg [9233] - 350 VC Princess Ribbon Crown Costume [21126] - 400 VC *account bound* Celine's Ribbon Costume [20478] - 400 VC Black Cat Hood Costume [20714] - 600 VC Cat Ears Hat Costume [20715] - 600 VC Lovely Fox Ears Costume [20655] - 800 VC Pink Alice Wig Costume [20992] - 1000 VC Ghostring Tall Hat Costume [20697] - 2000 VC *account bound* Loli Ruri Moon Costume [21282] - 2500 VC And that's it for the time being! We sincerely hope you are all enjoying the Halloween festivities and are looking forward to upcoming updates! If you've been enioying all the latest content, please also don't forget to leave us a review on ratemyserver.net -- we appreciate your support!
  9. It is Halloween and the entrance to Melodia, the home to Melodia Academy has been opened! Magicians, musicians and all sorts of adventurers gather here every year to celebrate the annual Haunted Festival as part of the Halloween tradition. Quests, games and competitions aplenty can be enjoyed throughout the Haunted Festival at Melodia. Be sure to read on to learn more about this year's Halloween event. Every year, the residents of Melodia prepares a variety of activities for the students of the academy - an opportunity for everyone to play together, compete against each other, run errands, unravel mysteries and of course - win fantastic prizes along the way! As Melodia opens its doors to adventurers and explorers alike, there is only one way to enter the magical town. Talk to the Ferryman NPC in Prontera and he will usher and ferry you to Melodia Academy. House Windsor led by Remy House Guile led by Faa House Sorin led by Sola House Emure led by Sydo Remy, Faa, Sola and Sydo - house leaders of the Melodia Academy - are proud to invite everyone to join the Melodia Academy, which prides itself with its four noble houses - House Windsor, House Guile, House Sorin and House Emure. In order to join a house, simply speak to the Monny NPC at the academy to get sorted into one of the four houses. While your preferences will be weighed in, Monny is ultimately responsible for sorting you into a house, and will pick for you based on what it believes your capabilities can offer. Note that your house assignment will apply to all characters within your master account. We highly recommend consolidating your individual participation to one character - so you can maximize your earned points and prizes more effectively! After you have been sorted into a house, the Ferryman NPC will be authorized to provide you access to various location within the town of Melodia directly from Prontera. Complimenting the services of the Ferryman would be a fellow student from House Sorin, Eileen. She will be happy to send you to various locations around the town as well if you give her a Lucky Candy. In addition, you will receive an achievement and a title upon joining a house! To equip the title once you earn the achievement for joining your house, do the following: If your status menu (aka icons) is not already open, do so by clicking the tiny down arrow right under the Status UI. Go to the bottom left and select the Achievement Challenges Trophy Icon. While in the Achievements UI, select the Adventure tab. Navigate to the Achievement you just earned, go to the bottom right, and click the Collect button. If not already opened, access your Equipment Window by pressing [ALT + Q], and make your way to the right most tab at the top, "Title". You will see the name of the house you just got sorted to here (Windsor, Guile, Sorin, Emure). Equip it by double clicking it, and that's that! - In the past - In the previous years, students of the Melodia Academy unraveled the mysteries of unpleasant happenings around the town and the academy, occurrences that may even chill the bravest of bravest to its core. It was found that the grandmaster of the academy, Saberoth was possessed and had his body and soul taken over by the lord of the nether realm, who was summoned unintentionally by the founders of Melodia Academy centuries ago - the one true terror now forgotten, which Melodians of the olden days remembered as the Night King. After a long battle lasting several days, Melodians emerged victorious and the Night King was sealed within an ancient artifact known as the Monkey's Paw. Peace returned to Melodia for a short while, until the rise of a foe with unparalleled powers, whom very existence is a taboo. The students of Melodia Academy joined forces in investigating the acts of terror that has befallen upon Melodia, to which they discovered the new foe was none other than Lucia, the first born of Algo, one of Melodia Academy's founder. Lucia was born with incomprehensible levels of magical power, proven by his vitality over the centuries. The defeat and imprisonment of the Night King provided Lucia with the opportunity to seize the age-old power for himself - to become the ultimate being that reigns both the living realm and the nether realm by siphoning the Night King's power into himself. Despite obtaining the Night King's power successfully, Lucia was forced to flee and retreat from Melodia under the pressure of the students and town folks. Now with plenty of time to master his new powers over the year, Lucia began to re-invade Melodia with the sole intention of claiming his birthright - one that was never given by his father. - At the present - Once enrolled into the Melodia Academy, speak to your house leader and embark on the quest to challenge and defeat Lucia, probably once and for all, in this year's episode of Halloween: Parade of Melody! Upon completion of the Halloween quest, you will be able to initiate a one-of-a-kind MVP Instance. Gather your comrades, put on your best armors and weapons, and unleash every ounce of power you have in the hardest challenge of this year's Halloween MVP Instance. You can participate in the instance even without completing the main quest, as long as your party leader has completed the main quest and is able to initiate the MVP instance. - On the sidelines - A mysterious entity who goes by the alias Geomancer requires some aid in gathering resources to bolster its strength in necromancy. In return, the entity will reward the hard work of whomever that has provided help. Meanwhile, a helpless Deviruchiling Fanatic is in dire need of help somewhere in the town of Melodia. Without the neccessary food ingredients, he is unable to feed his Deviruchiling fledglings! In exchange for adventurer's aid, the fanatic might giveaway a Deviruchiling pet as a reward. As dark as the fate of Melodia can be, the joyous celebration of the Haunted Festival is not forgotten. Competitions have always been the heart of every year's festival, this year's included. Melodia offers a huge variety of competitive activities to pit all four houses against each other with mini games that are designed to test your skills, proficiency and perhaps luck as well. Be certain to try out all of them to experience everything Melodia has to offer you, and also earn points for your house and tickets for yourself. Visit the Melodia Manor at the southeastern side of the town and discover multiple rooms of mini games available. Melodia Academy has partnered with the lord of the manor to host competitive games here. Take note though, the butler will always be watching you. Blackjack & Guess the Number The Melodia Haunted Casino is open for business! Play special party-based rounds of Blackjack rotating alongside a haunted Guess the Number mini game. Strike it rich for your opportunity to win tickets! This micro event will be available during the festival, and recommended for when you're waiting in between hourly rounds of other events! MVP Defense Guard your MVP and find treasure chests when in defensive mode, or go on the hunt to fight the opposing team's MVP in offensive mode. The longer your MVP stays alive, the more points your house will earn. Team functions switch when an MVP is killed, meaning that the old defensive team will become the new offense in the next round, and so on! Both teams will be given unique team costumes that matches the color of the team's MVP. The teams are randomized. Halloween Challenge Even the students of Melodia Academy recall this classic Halloween game involving candy - a favorite! Fight through traps and snares and pitfalls as you work your way to collect Candy Bags. Find as many as you can for a higher reward! The Labyrinth Once open, the Labyrinth is the home of some truly foul magic and energy, and it will be up to you and your friends to follow Kirkena's suggestions as you navigate through the challenge. The goal of the Labyrinth is to guide your party of four through the maze as fast as possible successfully! Amazing Ragna-Race Participate with a group of players in a race up the spiraling hill. There will be Horong Booster to increase your speed when ran into temporarily, but watch out for those random Ankle Snares as well! You will find Item Boxes along the race track - these will greatly aid you by giving a boost or slowing everybody else down. If you're lucky, you might even swap position with another racer ahead of you or slow everybody else down! The fastest three racers to cross the finishing line on the bridge at the hilltop will be crowned as winners. Winning 1st place will earn points for your house! This is definitely not a casual stroll up a hill. [Update] The game now features a variety of new effects when grabbing an Item Box, including Skid Traps, Blinding, Confusion, Status Immunity and more! Shadow Tag In this team based game, all 4 houses in a free for all setting be assigned to kill a Doom Trooper named after their house. However, not every Doom Trooper is fond of being attacked. They can retaliate by disrupting your attacks. First person to take down his/her team's Doom Trooper will win some house points and all members of the winning house participating in the game can walk away with some Halloween tickets and bragging rights. If on rotation still and a Doom Troop is defeated. There is a short cooldown before they spawn again and another round begins. If the time runs out before any Doom Trooper has been taken down, the team with the lowest Doom Trooper health will be declared the winning team. [Update] Shadow Tag this year has two major new additions that will severely impact the dynamics of the event: Magic Balls Every now and then a Magic Ball will be spawned in the middle of the map. Depending on the objective that's announced, push the ball into either your own or another house's square and get a nice bonus! Damage your own Doom Troop, heal the opponent's and gain Doom Points! Haunting You can now gather Doom Points through Magic Balls objectives and simply as time passes. Doom Points can be used to Haunt an opponent's house! Haunting a house can result in some of the following effects: Heal their Doom Troop. Scatter their team all around the map. Strip half of their team. Make their Doom Troop temporarily invulnerable to Magic or Ranged attacks. And much more! Whack-A-Ghostring A squadron of Ghostrings will appear in this mini game for you to whack. Whacking the correct Ghostring will earn you some points but be cautious though, whacking the wrong one will cost you points. Keep an eye out on the emoticons used by the Ghostrings! Whack your way to victory by becoming the person who belts the most Ghostring correctly in 5 minutes. Outside the manor, you can find town games being hosted by Melodia residents as well. Poring Seek Mischievous Porionettes roam around the town when this mini game begins - can you be the one to kill the most within five minutes? You'll race against the clock and one another to see who will win the round, plus the house with the most wins will win additional team-wide points! Simon Says Copy the movements exactly as ordered - or else, you're out! Be sure to follow the instructions carefully in this minigame which is harder than it looks. If you win, points and tickets await - plus the house with the most wins will win additional team-wide points! Simon Sequence You've obeyed Simon, but can you find all the Simons in this meta-Simon experience?! If so, follow the sequence closely and run around the Festival for a chance to earn points for you and your house. At the west side of Melodia, Zarevok guards the entrance to the Racas Forest. Speak to him to gain access and venture into the woods surrounding the town of Melodia. Hunting Grounds Hunting Grounds are open all the time. However, tickets only drop during Happy Hour. Embark on an exploration into the Racas Forest by choosing one of the three difficulties available that best suits what you can handle! [Easy] Relatively approachable for just about anybody. There is no MvP monster in this map! However, it has the lowest ticket rate and experience rates. [Intermediate] A step up from Easy, meant for the middle of the road adventurer. An MvP will spawn here! The ticket rate, experience, and drops here are very suitable for the intended skill level. [Nightmare] Meant for the most hardcore of adventurers. The experience, drops, and ticket rates are all excellent here and are definitely worth the time and effort. However, the monsters are very difficult and the MvP is especially difficult. If you can, try to bring a party here, preferably with fellow house members! The Happy Hour Mechanic gets enabled while Black Jack and Guess The Number are down. During this happy hour, monsters have a chance to drop tickets when killed. Depending on the chosen difficulty, you can get the Racas Forest monsters to drop a set amount of tickets per happy hour session: [Easy] 20 Tickets [Intermediate] 25 Tickets [Nightmare] 30 Tickets While the Happy Hour is enabled, monster kills will grant you points. These points will be tallied at the end of the Happy Hour. The House with the most earned points will win that Happy Hour and earn points toward the final score for their house this year! The way points are distributed are as follows. The amount varies depending on difficulty: 1 point for every five (5) normal monster killed on Easy map. 1 point for every three (3) normal monster killed on Intermediate and Nightmare maps. Killing an MvP rewards a massive amount of points. All three difficulties are purely PvM orientated. House Points will determine which of the four houses will emerge as victorious this year. House points can be earned by anyone for their team through participating in the Halloween mini games. The Melodia Academy registrar will be keeping a record of the scores hidden until the end of the Halloween festival, when the winning house and runner-up house will be announced! A special prize will also go to all students who are affiliated with the winning house this year! Be sure to gather as many points as you can for your house! Halloween Tickets can be accumulated and traded in for a wide array of wonderful prizes this year! This is surely one thing that you'll want to collect! Earn these tickets throughout multiple activities in the Melodia, and trade them with the Halloween Prize NPC, located just above the docks in Melodia, for a variety of wonderful and magical prizes. What magical prizes await you this year? Surely, there is only one way to find out! Trade in your Halloween Tickets at the Halloween Prize NPC in the for any of the following amazing prizes: Trade a single (1) Halloween Ticket for a Dead Branch. Trade six (6) Halloween Tickets for a Trick or Treat Box! [Note] We reduced the odds of bad rewards, increased the odds of good rewards and added a variety of new costumes, pets, consumables and even cards! Trade fifty (50) Halloween Tickets for a chance at winning one of six exclusive costumes in a raffle style! On top of that you can choose to go for last year's costumes, too! [Note] Two brand new costumes have been added to the raffle list! [Note] These costumes are account-bound. [Note] If you have any existing costumes in the list, ensure that you have them in your inventory to prevent getting doubles! Trade ninety (90) Halloween Tickets in for a Bloody Branch! Halloween Tickets are character-bound, so you are strongly encouraged to earn those tickets using a single character. Special Honorary Degrees will be awarded to the thirteen (13) most intrepid adventurers who have helped to settle this year's tie. Individual prizes will be handed out to winners of various mini games who have demonstrated that their skills are on par with the best-in-class students of each house! Those individuals with the most points at the end of the entire Halloween festival will be announced and receive a special, exclusive prize! Note that top-performance is character driven - so to compete in this area, we recommend participating in the Haunted Festival using a single character of your choice, as points are not tallied across all characters in your master account. Overall, thirteen (13) players will win for top performance in each of the following categories: The top-three (3) Town-Wide minigame / Limited Capacity minigame winners by accumulated points. Performance will be based on the number of points accumulated on your character for: Halloween Challenge, Whack-A-Ghostring, Poring Seek, Simon Says, and Simon Sequence. Points accumulated through Blackjack will NOT count toward this individual performance total. The top-three (3) Hunting minigame killers by accumulated points: Performance is based on the number of monsters killed. This score is cumulative across all three difficulties, so you are highly recommended to play in all modes to earn the maximum amount of points in this category! The top-three (3) MVP Defense Treasure Chest breakers, Amazing Ragna Race winners and Shadow Tag winners. Performance in MVP Defense is based on the number of Treasure Chests opened while you are playing on defense (remember that opening Treasure Chests while on offense will cause you to *lose* points!). Keeping the MVP alive while on defense will contribute points toward your house score, while opening Treasure Chests will contribute points toward your individual performance scores in the Degree awards. In the Amazing Ragna Race, the Top 3 will gain points towards this competition. Of course, the better you do, the higher your score! For Shadow Tag, every time you kill your MVP, you will gain points for the competition! The single fastest party of four (4) in the Labyrinth when this mini game is made available. Be on the lookout for the Labyrinth mini game during the Haunted Festival. You'll be able to form parties of four (4) players for this mini game. The party of four (4) with the fastest completion time in the Labyrinth will win a Degree Award this year as well! In recognition of outstanding efforts, each of this year's thirteen Degree recipients will receive two special prizes: Blue Moon Loli Ruri Pet (not account-bound!) - considerably rare, this pet is sure to let everyone know that you're a powerful student of Melodia! Your choice of 1x MVP Card! Cards eligible for this prize are those currently available from the Talon Shop. Maya Purple is furthermore excluded from this list. In addition to competition prizes, there are also various rewards to be obtained throughout the Halloween event. Kill some monsters, talk to some NPCs, complete some quests and you might find yourself possessing some (or all) of these seasonal event rewards. Upon completion of the Halloween quest, the MVP Instance will be unlocked. We recommend partying up with other players in order to defeat the MVP. The instance will feature the Halloween festival's most unique rewards - so it is not to be missed, even though it will be challenging! May your goodie bags be filled and may your spirits be hallowed! The musical town of Melodia is packed with many exciting features and challenging mini games. We can't wait to see you plunging into the festival, but we also want to give you a quick highlight of the important rules, guidelines and dates that are in place - so you can make the most out of your Halloween adventure. Be sure to review the list below so that you're well prepared for the Parade of Melody! The use of multiple Master Accounts during this event, or possession of such multiple accounts at anytime on TalonRO, is forbidden and is a ban-worthy offense per TalonRO's server rules. A status bulletin board is available in both Melodia and Melodia Academy to remind you of your house affiliation, as well as a readout of what the current hourly mini game will be (or the next one, if one is currently not in progress). The colors of the game type correspond to color-themed map markers, available on your mini map. The board also features some fun news and weather across Melodia (just pack accordingly if you see any dangerous activity!) This year's episode of Halloween: Parade of Melody will end on Sunday, November 15th evening time, and within a few days after that, the winning house will be announced, along with this year's house prizes and Degree Award recipients! We hope that you enjoy what Melodia has to offer this year and we hope that you'll emerge as one of this year's Honorary Degree Award winners! We also hope that this will be a memorable and fun autumn season for you as we look forward to the months ahead of us. As always, thank you for supporting TalonRO and happy gaming! Musica est vita!
  10. Today we launched a real quick patch while we're working on finishing the Halloween Event as well as more sporadically quirkly interesting updates. The Build Saver has finally made its way into the live server and we can't wait for you to try it out! In the previous chapter of An Unexpected Alliance you helped the group get some missing tools from Hiel's hometown, Eclage. Rin could not find any of them in Hiel's "organized" mess, so you had to get the items yourself. As the completion of the Dimensional Device gets closer and closer, the strange divine energy it's emitting gets stronger. Will the group be able to find out what's causing this energy? Find out in the next episode of An Unexpected Alliance! After a lot of internal testing, we have finally completed the Build Saver NPC! With this NPC you can save complete stat and skill builds for your character. The builds are forum-bound so you can use them on various characters of the same class among your accounts. You can find it inside the stat reset building in Prontera. A few notes: The Build Saver NPC can only be used if you have the Bonus Bundle active. Saving and managing builds is free, however applying a build has a zeny fee of 25,000 zeny. Builds can only be applied to the exact class that saved them. Builds can only be applied if your level is equal to or higher than the one you saved it as. The NPC uses internal skill names, which at the moment are mostly similar to what you see on the client, but a couple of skills might have a different name than you are used to. We are working on this problem. As always, please let us know if there are any problems with the NPC. We hope you enjoy! Fixed a warp coordinates bug in a Port Malaya NPC. Daily Cash Betty now has item links for its daily quest. Numerous Valkyrie's Bazaar price adjustments. Added 'Bragi Wing Ears' Costume to the Bazaar Added 'Elysian Herb Box' to the Bazaar Valhallan MVP Shards (Elysian Garden) are now tradable Reduced level requirement for Advanced Angelic set pieces from 99 to 80.
  11. This maintenance is a tad smaller than usual as we are Super busy with the upcoming Halloween event as well as another major update you're all waiting for! Read below for more info, including new updates and features we've introduced for the month of October! With the Amazing Summer Race having come to an end, it's time to move onto other events on TalonRO! While we work on introducing new content and events, we don't want to leave you out in the cold. Therefore, we have increased the EXP Rates to 10x for two weeks! Additionally, Eden Group Board Missions will reward you with 25% more EXP as well! This event will end on October 15th, 23:00 server time. New TamTam's Odyssey region: Lighthalzen fields Biolabs dungeon 1, 2, 3 and 4 New GMC Box costume rotation: Clock Casket Red Costume [21056] Diabolic Lapel Costume [20915] New Wave Challenge Box costume rotation: Durumagi Costume [21289] Black Warm Cat Muffler Costume [21039] New Monthly Box Costumes: Morroc Kid Servant Costume [21022] Loose Knitted Hair Costume [21524] Hi-tech Headset Costume [21555] Spiked Belt Costume [21558] There is Something Costume [20704] Blinking Sakura Princess Costume [21545] Nut Cracker Costume [21557] Der Meisterpinsel Costume [21151] Libra Diadem Costume [21110] Sakura Bells Costume [21579] Red Wing Hat Costume [21580] Blue Beret Costume [21574] Limited Sale item: A new temporary Special Effect costume will be added to the Talon Shop for a duration of one week. This [Visual] Magic Rainbow Circle Costume goes to the Garment Slot and can be purchased for 7000 Talon Cash. Keep in mind that this is a costume that is best viewed with auras disabled! The sale will start at October 1st, 6am server time. Added new costumes to Replication Expert Paltu in Eclage: Apple of Archer Costume Blue Hairband Costume Striped Hairband Costume Alarm Mask Costume Jati Crown Costume Mystic Rose Costume Fixed the description of various Pet Eggs not mentioning that the pet cannot run away. Added new costumes to the Valkyrie Bazaar: Wing Headphone Costume [20451] 800 VC Forge Relic Costume [21528] 1250 VC Hira Relic Costume [21529] 1250 VC In the previous chapter of An Unexpected Alliance you helped Hiel and Chief Balrog track down a smith who's specialized in mystic and strange devices, Vernon Olsen. With his help, surely building the Dimensional Device will go much, much faster! The Dimensional Device is slowly getting closer to completion and the strange energy emitting from it is getting clearer and clearer. Find out more in this next chapter in An Unexpected Alliance! We are happy to announce the winners of the 'Fast Five' contest that happened during the Amazing Summer Race! Once again, we have a tie for the fifth place, and as such we will be giving out rewards to the Fast Six this year! Congratulations to the following players: @Maltez (28 finds) @bobito (16 finds) @Cassidy (13 finds) @tentenennen (12 finds) @Spellblade (11 finds) @BlacklistHunter (11 finds) Please send a PM to @GM Seiren here on the forums and let me know whether you want the Water Mastery Costume or Rune Helm Costume. Also be sure that you include the IGN that you want me to mail the reward to.
  12. GM Seiren

    September QoL Patch

    It's already mid-September and the Summer Event is coming to an end very soon. Rest assured that we have many new events and updates on their way which will keep you occupied for quite a long time! For now we have some smaller updates, mostly fixes and quality of life updates. Enjoy! In the previous chapter of An Unexpected Alliance you continued your journey with Hiel and his Dimensional Device. In this next chapter he finally called for Chief Balrog to assist him in the construction of the device. Chief Balrog has an idea of his own though. As much as Hiel does not want anyone else to help him, the Chief has some interesting contacts that would be willing to help in this endeavor. Find out more by continuing this quest in the city of Morocc! For players who have not yet completed the previous chapter, that quest is still available for you to complete, so hurry up before it's gone! Eden Group missions, such as Gramps, now no longer rotate when a reboot happens but only on their designated time. Fixes to mailbox/RODex: Fixed items weighing less than 1 not contributing towards maximum mail weight. Fixed adding multiple items not all adding towards the maximum mail weight. Note: visually, adding items weighing less than 1 will -not- increase the weight in the UI, but it is counted properly internally. Fixed Poring Catch and Poring Rally sometimes not properly resetting their IP cooldown. Fixed entrance NPC for Poring Catch, Poring Rally and Devil's Claw not properly checking for rental mounts. Added a new shortcut: !tc which is the same as !taloncash. When using Remove Trap or when traps expire in Battlegrounds, it now returns the proper BG Trap rather than a non-BG Trap. Fixed Jewelcrafting sometimes failing even when you have a Jewel Cutter in your inventory. Beer Hat can now also be worn by (Super) Novices. Fixed Lost Child Quest not working in Quest Check Board. Fixed Eden Merit Badge typos in Gramps NPC. Fixed Odin Mask[0] increasing damage to Boss monsters rather than reducing it. Removed the dummy Reward Guru at the Prontera fountain. The Rental Master and TamTam NPCs have moved locations accordingly. While not fully completed yet, we would already like to announce an upcoming new feature: the Build Saver. This has been requested a lot of times throughout the years and we've always put it off due to its complexity and the risk of unexpected bugs. We've finally decided to move forward with this feature and you can expect it to be implemented soon™!
  13. It's hard to believe that it's already September - and as Fall begins to roll through Midgard, we're ready to mark the end of Summer and look forward to upcoming seasonal events including the annual Starlight Soiree scheduled for 5th September, as well as additional new content to keep things as crisp as autumn air! Although our Amazing Summer Race will soon be coming to a close, we're already looking forward to autumn on TalonRO. We are thrilled to announce this month's latest features and changes. Given that the latest maintenance introduced a lot of suggestion implementations and bug fixes, this monthly maintenance will keep things simple for now as we are working on larger matters. An Unexpected Alliance - Continuation During the first episode of An Unexpected Alliance you met Hiel as he worked together with Rin, Chief Balrog and you the player to close the crater in the city of Morocc. As that event came to a close, the Reconstruction of Morocc has been underway and the citizens of Morocc are working hard on restoring the city. While this major effort is still ongoing, our new friend Hiel has been working hard on the Dimensional Device he promised to construct. During the construction he has noticed a strange energy coming from the device and is eager to finish it. Help him out and get a nice reward for your assistance. You can find Hiel at the Morocc city spawn point. What does all of this mean?! Find out more as we continue this dimensional journey! New TamTam's Odyssey region: Aldebaran Clock Tower Note: excludes alde_dun04 (Bathory map) Wave Box Rotation: Feather Fedora Costume [20984] White Bird Rose Costume [20937] GMC Box Rotation: Floating Ball Costume [21040] Siroma Fur Hat Costume [21057] Our latest Monthly Costume Box is available at the Talon Shop right now, with the following costumes: Angel Ribbon Wing Costume [garment] [21541] Fancy Blue Hair Costume [21489] Seraph's Circlet Blue Costume [21542] Jioia Costume [21068] Sinister Horn Costume [21548] Frantic Look Costume [21547] Sun Visor Costume [20717] Wonderful Beast Ear Costume [20812] Aqua Quartz Crown Costume [20508] Virgo Diadem Costume [21109] Wind Milestone Costume [20519] Note Headphones Costume [20662] General The Goblin Leader Card now includes the following Goblin types in its bonus damage: Rotar Zairo Steam Goblin Panzer Goblin Christmas Goblin Updated the Bounty Board Cooldown again: If you fail to defeat the assigned MvP within 23 Hours, you are no longer given a cooldown and you can start another bounty right away. If you drop a bounty mission you will only be given the cooldown if you drop the quest on the same day it was picked up on. Otherwise, you can start a new mission right away after dropping it every day after that. Bug Fixes Fixed some atcommands not properly ending when the Bonus Bundle ends. Fixed the "/lv" emote displaying the wrong emote in-game. Fixed an item weight check in Valkyrie Coin exchanger. Fixed Deporte Doll Hat [1] not mentioning the STR+2 bonus in its item description. Fixed Book of Charms Vol. 1 [1] job requirement. It can now be worn by non-trans classes as well as Soul Linkers.
  14. Greetings Mr. GM;
    I have a terrible situation, I have been a player in Talon for many years for personal reasons I had to leave the game but a few months ago I returned to my old account, the fact is that my account is not registered in the forum and for that reason I cannot donate or get the prizes of tiki tiki, can you help me with that case?
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