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By GM Seiren
Winter is in the air with our latest December Patch! As winter's chill moves through the Midgard, we're pleased to introduce a few early offerings, such as the return of our seasonal Advent Calendar event, plus new features such as our stylist save, gameplay and bug fixes, and our latest monthly Tam Tam's Gift and Monthly Costume Box. This patch is only the start of our holiday fun, with even more seasonal events to come in the weeks ahead - so read on and learn all about our latest releases, and thanks for your support and enjoyment of TalonRO!
Our seasonal advent calendar has returned - and we're thankful for every member of the TalonRO community! Just as last year, we're pleased to present our Second-Annual Advent Calendar giveaway as a countdown to Christmas!
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!
Advent Calendar Giveaway
Visit our 2016 Advent Calendar Official News topic for full details. We hope this fun and wonderful countdown will help ring in the holiday season on TalonRO with lots of cheer and bright wishes. We hope that each of you have a wonderful holiday and thank you as always for your support! Happy Gaming!
Have you ever been browsing through hairstyles or dye colors and found something interesting, only to want to change up your look again? What if you wanted to come back to that original look? You'll have to remember the right numbers for the dyes and hairstyles...or, you can now use our new "Stylist Save" feature which will allow you to store and name your own custom looks - ready to load at your command! You can save a look and name it to your liking, that way you'll always know which look you can choose from. This new feature will allow you to save and load your favorite dye colors and hairstyles with just a few clicks.
New: Stylist Save Feature
Added new option with the Stylist to save and load your stored styles for your character. You can now save your hairstyle, haircolor and clothing color - and load them from the Stylist as well. Styles are shared across characters in your forum account, up to a maximum of 15 slots. All saved styles can be conveniently named to your choice of title, allowing you to recall what you saved with a nickname for your look.
Our latest winter patch features a special refresh to our War of Emperium castles - complete with a special castle rotation! All of the economy from the previous castles have been transferred to their new counterparts, so feel welcome use the table below to see what new castles have been rotated into the mix! We hope that you'll enjoy these new venues and have fun in War of Emperium!
WoE Castle Rotation
War of Emperium castles have been changed to the following new locations: payg_cas02 has changed to aldeg_cas04 aldeg_cas05 has changed to gefg_cas03 gefg_cas05 has changed to payg_cas04 prtg_cas01 has changed to prtg_cas02 schg_cas03 has changed to schg_cas01 arug_cas03 has changed to arug_cas01 Economies from previous castles have been transferred to their new locations.
Our latest TamTam's Gift Region brings us to the beachy, humid region of the Comodo Fields. Although winter may in the air, it's never a bad time for some warmer weather and time in a warmer region! Please note: this region excludes both cmd_fild02 and cmd_fild03. Plus, our Champion mobs this month come from familiar faces, such as Alligator, Stem Worm, Aster, Crab, and Shellfish. Good luck exploring around Comodo's fields this month for additional opportunities to earn coins and gain valuable experience!
TamTam's Gift Region
December's region includes the Comodo Fields area. This month's TTG region excludes cmd_fild02 and cmd_fild03. December's Champions include Alligator, Stem Worm, Aster, Crab, and Shellfish.
As with all of our monthly patches, we're happy to take the opportunity to squash a few bugs, introduce a few additions, and work to make your gameplay experience as best as possible! Read below for our latest additions and bug fixes.
Wave Challenge announcements will now show the size of the party that previously finished the wave run. A "no vending" area has been set up in Mora to provide convenience for players entering the city. Bug Fixes
Edited a bug which caused Nightmare Amon Ra to cast Fire Pillar at the incorrect level. Previously, this MVP was casting the skill at level 10; the MVP will now correctly cast the level 11 version of the skill. Fixed a bug related to Thanatos Tower which allowed players outside of the proper entering party (that opens the portal to enter the final floor) to enter the final MVP boss floor. With the bug fix, unauthorized players (those outside of the proper party) will not be able to access the floor during another party's attempt.
Finally, the Costume Box contents for December are now available in the Reward Guru, while the November Costume Box has been removed from the Reward Guru. The Rainbow Sigrun Wings continue in for the holidays - but the amazing additions of the lower headgear Poring Soap Pipe costume and Kamima Baphomet Horn costume are just two of the other incredible offerings this month.
Monthly Costume Box
Our full contents for December's Costume Box include the following items:
Rainbow Sigrun's Wings Costume Poring Soap Pipe Costume Kamima Baphomet Horn Costume Sun Visor Costume Glasses Without Lens Costume Baphomet Hat Costume Casual Drooping Pope Costume Note Headphones Costume Nekoring Hat Costume Captain's Hat Costume White Piggy Bank Costume
We hope that you'll get something fun from this month's costume box! A new costume box is released at the beginning of the month, available in our Reward Guru located in Prontera. Best of luck in finding something fun!
We're proud to feature artwork in this patch announcement sourced from our amazing TalonRO community. The community artwork here was uploaded to the forum's shared art gallery - so take a look! Kudos to all of TalonRO's artists - and we hope you see your art or character in this month's designs.
By GM Howl
Our latest Patch unveils our Halloween 2016 event, bringing the festivities and fun to Niflheim! We've also included more content updates, a few bug fixes, and a new dungeon featuring additional challenges in a familiar setting! We hope this November patch makes your time on TalonRO the best that it can be - and with spooky thrills and autumn chills running through Midgard, we're certain that you're about to love what's in store! Read on below for full details on our latest patch:
Halloween is here, but the festivities in Niflheim are just getting started! This year, peace and prosperity have returned to the city of Verus - but a new threat has come around the corner. The terrible Night King, long sealed away by the Lord of Death, has returned to claim his stake on the city of the dead. Sensing the threat befalling Niflheim, the Lord of Death has invited all from Midgard to take part in the Niflheim celebration of the Hallow's Eve Festival - in part to help defend against the Night King, and in part to enjoy part of Niflheim's annual celebration of peace and fun in the city!
To begin, speak with the Queen of the Damned warper in Prontera or Niflheim, who will send you into the peaceful version of Niflheim! Inside of Niflheim, the usual ghosts and undead have made their temporary peace with the living to provide fun minigames to all who come inside! These games include:
Trick or Treat. The undead residents of Niflheim still love to play Trick or Treat - and talking to them will surely be worth it! Make sure to bring along something for them to eat or you might end up with a trick!
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, prizes await you!
Blackjack and Guess the Number. The Hallow's Eve Festival makes Niflheim's Haunted Casino open for business! Play special party-based rounds of Blackjack rotating alongside a haunted Guess the Number minigame. Strike it rich for your opportunity to win tickets!
The Lair of the Night King. Venture deep within the Night King's lair to thwart his evil plans as the event unfolds. Bring you and three of your closest allies in a party as you make your way to exit and battle your way through the death maze this year. This year's Halloween Event unfolds dynamically - so be on the lookout for this special event!
The Halloween Challenge. Move your way through a map full of traps and collect more bags of candy than your competitors!
Poring Seek. Mischievous Porionettes roam around Niflheim when this minigame 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!
Skellington Village's Vanilla Map. The minions of the Night King roam about Skellington in a special Vanilla-only map, where members of the Night King's army will drop special Pumpkin Coins. The Vanilla map is the non-PvP map, where you can earn Pumpkin Coins for costumes and prizes.
Skellington Village's Hardcore PvP Gameplay. This special area pumps up PvP-based gameplay this year with a PvP-enabled challenge. Mobs in this hardcore map will drop Golden Pumpkin Coins for competitive rewards. The Hardcore map is the PvP-enabled map, where you can earn Golden Pumpkin Coins (as well as regular Pumpkin Coins) for a competition to determine the top three (3) players with the most golden coins at the end of the Hallow's Eve Festival. These coins are earned by killing mobs in the Hardcore field - but you will lose 25% of your Golden Pumpkin Coins if you're killed by another player!
Night King's Invasions. The Night King and his army aren't likely to stay in the Skellington area. As the event unfolds, the Night King may make his invasion into the world - and you'll need to be ready to answer the call! Meddling in the affairs of the Night King may have consequences for the land of the living...and so the Night King may soon set his eyes on cities within Midgard. Be prepared to fight at a moment's notice! This event, along with the return of the Honeycomb Maze, will unfold as the Hallow's Eve Festival continues on - and be on the lookout!
Plus much more to discover in this year's Hallow's Eve Festival. Special speed helpers will grant you undead magic to move throughout Niflheim with exceptional speed. Plus, some of the best games are yet to be revealed - you'll only know them as the Hallow's Eve Festival continues! The thrills of Niflheim await you - so be sure to explore them all, while there's still time. Halloween Prizes
Prizes in this year's Hallow's Eve Festival come from several sources as well - each of which may yield exciting possibilities, such as exclusive pets, new costumes, Trick or Treat Bags and more!
Tickets, which come from minigames - including town and party-based minigames, plus also other methods hidden throughout the event. These tickets can be exchanged for new 2016 Trick or Treat Bags, which will contain several new items different from previous years. What you'll get from each bag is at random - but it should be something enjoyable! Note: Trick or Treat Bags obtained this year are all account-bound. Points earned through minigames will also be counted throughout the Hallow's Eve Festival. The top three (3) players who earn the most points by participating in this year's many minigames will be handsomely rewarded!
Pumpkin Coins, which come from fighting Halloween monsters. Once you have collected enough of these tokens, a special prize exchanger will take your coins for a chance to win something from this year's prize pool, including costumes and pets. You'll be able to use Pumpkin Coins or Tickets for this prize exchanger in Niflheim. What you'll win is up to chance: you might win something wonderful from exchanging your tokens, or something ordinary - and may the Lord of Death bestow his blessing upon you! Note: costumes, pets, and other items obtained through this prize exchanger are all account-bound.
Invasions and other battles against the Night King may also grant you prizes as well. Be sure to defend Niflheim, or wherever the Night King may strike - you may be handsomely rewarded for it! Invasion monsters will drop special tokens that can be redeemed for invasion-stopping credit (and tickets), with regular monsters counting for 1 point and MVPs counting for 50. The MVP tokens can be traded, so feel free to give them to the member of your party you feel deserves them most. You'll also be able to venture into the Night King's lair - but be careful, as what lurks underneath may be very challenging indeed.
Finally, various competitions throughout the Hallow's Eve festival will yield other great prizes, with winners to be announced at the end of the Hallow's Eve festival. These competitions include: The top three (3) players who have collected the most Golden Pumpkin Coins from the PvP-enabled Hardcore monster map. First place wins: 40 Talon Coins & Ghostring Tall Hat Costume with your name on it, account-bound. Note: this was previously a Dragon Helm Gold Kaho. We changed this after finding out this was a Costume already, though. Second place wins: 30 Talon Coins & Ghostring Tall Hat Costume, account-bound. Third place wins: 10 Talon Coins & Ghostring Tall Hat Costume, account-bound. The top three (3) minigame point collectors. Every winner gets an MVP Card of choice, excluding Maya Purple. The top party of four (4) players who complete the Lair of the Night King with the fastest time. Every winner gets an MVP Card of choice, excluding Maya Purple. The top three (3) people who can prove they've helped the most with stopping the Night King's invasions. Every winner gets an MVP Card of choice, excluding Maya Purple. Note: one person may not win more than one grand prize, so if you feel like you're in the running for any of the previous 3 competitions, keep at it! The Hallow's Eve Festival will conclude on Sunday, November 13. We hope that you'll enjoy all of the incredible adventures that await you as part of the Hallow's Eve Festival. Enjoy your time in Niflheim - and best of luck to you out there!
Deep within the Morroc Pyramids, archeologists have made a frightening discovery of two additional new levels on this long-discovered dungeon. The Nightmare Pyramids challenge dungeon introduces a new, much more difficult version this classic area. Monsters located within these floors are considerably tougher, but give additional bonus EXP as a result!
We think you'll enjoy exploring this all-new twist on a familiar dungeon - so bring your party and guild with you, because this is a dungeon you won't want to forget to check out!
To gain access to the Nightmare Pyramids, you'll need to prove your worth in order to advance to these stages - for they aren't suitable for just anyone! However, deep inside you may discover new challenges, and even a much more challenging version of the Amon-Ra MVP.
Challenge Dungeon: Nightmare Pyramids
To enter the Nightmare Pyramids, first speak with the Suspicious Cat at the Thief Guild. To access the Nightmare levels, an entrance fee of 5,000z will be charged. Although the challenge of these levels are greater, slightly higher droprates and some custom drops have been added, along with additional EXP, such as extra Immortal Hearts and useful herbs! A daily (account-bound) quest for Nightmare Verits and Nightmare Ancient Mummies will reward you with EXP and many useful items. such as Immortal Hearts, Heart of Mermaid, Speed Potions, Physical / Magical Defense Potions!
Our latest TamTam's Gift Region brings us to the windy mountain ranges of Hugel Fields, plus the depths of Abyss Lake Dungeon. The mountain ranges of Hugel are rich with incredible monsters - and the Abyss Lake caverns combine the thrill of great treasure hunting (did someone say Stone Bucklers?) with the added benefits of TamTam's Gift! Challenging Champion Monsters, as always, roam these areas - so be on the lookout for them in your travels in the Hugel Region.
TamTam's Gift Region
November's region includes the Hugel Field ranges, plus the Abyss Lake caverns. November's Champions include Yellow Novus, Red Novus, Anopheles, Grove and Breeze.
Our mid-month patch provides a few more new updates and additions, including updates to our Dressing Coach, addition of helpful items to Pet Groomers, edits to some of our latest mobs to make them more suitable for parties, and much more!
The latest headgear sprites have been added to our Dressing Coach. We hope that you'll enjoy trying on some of the latest headgears in-game before and giving them a test drive! Illustration cutins have been added to the Kafra Agent in Mora. Pet Evolution missions in Endless Tower and the Game Master Challenge have been replaced by missions found within some of the newest instance-based dungeons. Edits to the latest mobs in Bifrost and Malangdo have been included to make them more suitable for TalonRO's gameplay. HP values have been reduced to make mobs easier to defeat. EXP values have been increased to enhance hunting spent on these mobs. The cooldown time of the Endless Tower has been reduced by one (1) hour. The "Child Dumpling" pet food has been added to all Pet Groomers which did not previously stock the item. The Thanatos Tower dungeon has been added to the Warp Girl NPC. Most instances are now accessible through the Warp Girl for a small zeny-based convenience fee. All new instanced dungeons are now accessible for a small zeny fee. Some older instances also have a small zeny-based fee due to their travel distance. These instances include the Sealed Shrine and the Buwaya Cave. Other instances, such as Endless Tower, Orc's Memory, and Nidhoggur's Nest, will remain free of charge / no cost in the Warp Girl! The Lesser Agimat item may now be obtained at a slightly higher rate than previously was possible. This is increased from Port Malaya daily quests from 1 to 1-2. The Silvervine Fruit to A-grade Coin output has been slightly reduced for gameplay balance purposes. The amount of Silvervine Fruits required to rent Seagod's Protection and Octopus Hunting Stick, which are used to enter the Malangdo instances, has been slightly reduced. New extended-time Halter Lead mounts are now available from the Rental Master. A 14-day Halter Lead box may be purchased for 125 Bronze Coins. A 30-day Halter Lead box may be purchased for 275 Bronze Coins. GMC tokens which were previously listed as consumable have now been changed to the miscellaneous type. This is to prevent accidental usage / consumption of these items. The Wave Challenge features enhanced checks to ensure that points are properly distributed upon reset. Furthermore, the Challenge will also further properly scan for conditions when your entire party has been defeated. Finally, players will now be able to check if a party is inside the Timed Wave Challenge before attempting to enter. The Game Master Challenge (GMC) will now reset faster if / when a party inside the GMC has failed to complete the challenge.
Finally, we're happy to take the opportunity to take care of a few bugs and typos to ensure your gaming experience on TalonRO is smooth and incident-free!
Implemented an official rAthena-based bug fix which changes all bAtk bonuses to bBaseAtk bonuses. The bAtk bonus does not officially exist and therefore the switch to bBaseAtk reflects official behavior. This may result in some weapon damage variance for equipment which grants explicit +X ATK bonuses. Due to the nature of this bug, implementation of this change was deemed critical and necessary for TalonRO. Fixed the attainment rate of the Lesser Agimat item in some Port Malaya quests. Previously, some quests were giving out too few of these items. Fixed a daily quest cooldown bug within the Malangdo quest series. Various typo fixes contained within the latest updates. The town of Mora may now be both warped-to and returned-to as with other towns like it. Fixed the prefix to the Vanberk Card item. The new qualifier is "Arta's" - previously, this was "Shrewd." Requirements for the Star Gladiator Feeling Reset quest have been clarified in-game. Fixed the items Cat Club and Cat Hand Glove's item type. Previously, they were classified in the wrong item type. Repaired the black/blank map cells in Thor's Volcano - Third Floor (thor_v03).
Costume Box contents for November are now available in the Reward Guru, while the October Costume Box has been removed from the Reward Guru. The Rainbow Sigrun Wings continue - but this month's costumes celebrate the Hallow's Eve Festival with special nods to Halloween Heritage, including the delicious Ghostring Tall Hat Costume. This Ghostring-edition of the famous Whisper Tall Hat is sure to be a real crowd pleaser this month, as are all of our other Halloween-inspired selections! Our full contents for November's Costume Box include the following:
Rainbow Sigrun's Wings Costume Ghostring Tall Hat Costume Deviruchi Headphones Costume Ribbon Wizard Hat Costume Skull Cap Costume Small Deviling Hat Costume Helm of Darkness Costume Zherlthsh Mask Costume Cursed Book Costume Pumpkin Head Costume Whisper Mask Costume Pretend Murdered Costume We hope that you'll get something fun from this month's costume box! A new costume box is released at the beginning of the month, available in our Reward Guru located in Prontera. Best of luck in finding something fun!
By GM Howl
October 2016's update introduces a new chapter in the journey through Midgard with Episode 14.1. This expansive update will take you into the new lands of Mora, Malangdo, the Bifrost Fields and well beyond! Explore exciting new dungeons, including the instances of the Hazy Forest, Bangungot Hospital, Bakonawa Lake, Octopus Cave, and the Malangdo Culverts. Gain rewarding new items, such as new slotted armors, garments, and enchanted weapons; plus new ammunition types, crafted accessories, and so much more! We've also upgraded our Wave Challenge further with new options to make this minigame even better. That, plus the latest October Costume Box, an all-new TamTam's Gift Region, and many other updates help make this October patch one of our largest monthly updates yet!
We're excited to bring you this latest release as part of our commitment to continually enhance your TalonRO experience! Read on for even more details on all of the new features, content, updates, and more.
Deep within the New World, the Bifrost rainbow bridge yields to Mora Village. Little is known about the inhabitants of this mysterious community located in the cave maze, but its inhabitants have been long awaiting brave adventurers who are ready to unlock its secrets - and with it, untold new treasures! Artifact collectors, craft makers, tailors, and researchers have all descended into Mora to learn more of this new world, and all that lies inside.
Mora Village is now accessible through the Warp Girl - or for those adventurers who prefer to enter through time-honored means, available through various quests continuing onward from the New World and Episode 13.3.
Mora and the companion Bifrost Fields are home to some extraordinary quests. While the nature of these missions are waiting to be discovered, they'll be worth your while thanks to enhanced EXP rewards given for successful completion to better match the Pre-Renewal world! Discover some of Bifrost's beautiful fields and explore the world beyond Mora Village with your fellow Talonians!
New quests are waiting to be discovered in Mora Village - some of which will dispense helpful Mora Coins, which can be used for a variety of new, yet-to-be-discovered purposes within Mora. Some of the following exciting new adventures include:
Theore's Request to help find fairies located in Splendide. Helping Lope and Euridi in solving a mystery. Chesire's New Day inside of the Dicastes Diel with help in the Scarab Hall. Great new Daily Quests inside of Mora with Bow-Wow, Woof-Grr, Elephantine, and the Soul Guide. Finding Research Tools and helping a fellow researcher in Mora with new discoveries. Become part of the Knights of the Neighborhood and assist with various tasks around Bifrost. Instance Dungeon: The Hazy Forest
Located within the Bifrost Fields, The Hazy Forest is guarded by a Laphine soldier - though those who wander into the Hazy Forest may find themselves lost for good. You and your party will be given a time limit to complete your way through this new, exciting dungeon - and with it a chance to encounter new and difficult monsters! The threat of the Lost Dragon through the forest, or as part of the Wandering Guardian quest, may yield some rare and wonderful treasures. What will you and your team discover within the Hazy Forest?
Note: this instance utilizes a new Forum Account-wide cooldown rather than a character-based cooldown. The duration of this cooldown remains unchanged from their official time. Equipment and Enchantments
The magic of Mora extends further into an ability to enchant three very distinct items: Army Padding, Pendant of Guardian and Loki's Muffler. What new enchantments await you on these items? There's only one way to find out!
Each of these items may be enchanted by spending Mora Coins. On a successful enchantment, these items will receive three unique abilities. Should you enchant the item(s) again, new enchantments will replace the first. Failed enchantments will result in the Army Padding will be destroyed, while other items will be unenchanted.
Note: only these three items are available for Mora enchantment within TalonRO's Pre-Renewal environment. Furthermore, some of the higher raw stat-based combinations have been removed as well for our Pre-Renewal setting.
The intrepid Cat Hand Group, setting sail from their home far off on a distant shore, crashed into the shores of an unknown reef after a calamitous storm washed their ship, the Nabeeho, onto dry land. Marooned upon this mysterious island, the members of the Cat Hand Group have established their new home on the island of Malangdo.
Like the adventures in Bifrost, Malangdo is now accessible through the Warp Girl - or for those adventurers who prefer to enter through time-honored means, available through various quests continuing onward from the New World and Episode 13.3.
Malangdo may be a far-off island, but the adventures and action are far from distant! Malangdo and the Cat Hand Group need your help in a variety of ways - from playing games, to running errands, to locating items to help with ship cleaning and repair, and much more. Moreover, these new quests will give you enhanced EXP as a way to reward you even more for your adventures on Malangdo Island!
Plus, new and challenging monsters and items have been adjusted for TalonRO's Pre-Renewal environment, along with new accessories, rental weapons, enchantments, instanced dungeons - and so much more! Explore the island of feline adventure in Malangdo!
Quests around Malangdo are awaiting you to answer their call - and through these quests and other methods on Malangdo, you'll be able to earn Class Coins - which are explained in our Malangdo Enchantments section. In Malangdo, you'll be able to assist with the following fun and rewarded quests, such as:
Clean the Ship with some of the crew Play with Baby Cats on the island Help the bad cats in danger with some food trouble Play with the Cat Gamers on their minigames throughout the island Assist with the trouble of the Noisy Machine Participate in Malangdo's Compass Game Gather up Yggdrasil Berries from across the land Help Chef Nyas with food delivery throughout Malangdo These quests will yield some wonderful rewards and enhanced EXP bonuses - and many quests are repeatable as well!
A variety of special enchantments can be made in Malangdo using Class Coins, where the kind of coin used will help to determine the enchantment given! Mayomayo on the island is the member of the Cat Hand Group who will be able to assist you with enchantment - and thanks to a handy machine nearby, can convert coins between various types. The machine can also convert a new type of item - the Silvervine Fruit - into coins as well.
For more details on the enchantments from Malangdo, visit our TalonRO Wiki! You can even add to this page as you discover more about the Malangdo Enchantments themselves. Many different kinds of level 3 and level 4 weapons can be enchanted now, thanks to Mayomayo and his special skills! However, each enchanted item will require two cost structures:
A cost multiplier based on the type of enchantment given. For example, a E-Class enchantment will have a lower cost, while an A-Class enchantment will have a higher base cost. An additional cost based on the item you want to enchant - where some items will cost more coins to enchant than others. With this powerful new level of enchantment available on a variety of items, there are many combinations of things to explore! However, there are several very important features to the new Malangdo Enchantment System:
Silvervine Fruit, a new item available from the Reward Guru (Pets & Misc option) in Prontera, can be purchased in quantities of 10 Silvervine Fruits for 1 TC, and 45 Silvervine Fruits for 4 TCs. Enchantments can be reset using 1 Silvervine Fruit. Silvervine Fruits can be converted into Class-A Enchantment coins with Mayomayo's Machine NPC. Silvervine Fruits will also allow you access into certain Malangdo-related instanced dungeons as well! There is no chance of failure with Mayomayo's refinement technique - you'll always end up with some kind of enchantment! Some enchantments, of course, are better than others. Cards and refinements aren't lost as well. You must have the item equipped before speaking to the Mayomayo in order to begin or to or reset any enchantments. There are six types of enchantment levels: Classes E through A, and also a special rare item not available from Silvervine Fruits, called the Seagod's Anger. You can find this rare item in your adventures throughout Malangdo - and if you do, hold onto it, as it yields some of the best enchantments possible! Class coins ascend in their strength from E all the way through A and the Seagod's Anger enchantments.
For Class A coins and Seagod's Anger enchantments, you'll be able to select from three possible enchantment options as well: ranged bonuses, melee bonuses, and magical bonuses. These bonuses have been adjusted appropriately for TalonRO's environment - and it's up to you to discover what they are! Various edits have been made to the enchantments in order to make them work in our pre-Renewal environment: Electric Guitar has been removed from the list of items which can be enchanted. Bazerald and Excalibur are unable to receive INT enchantments. Staves may only receive a maximum of DEX+1 with enchantments. All MDEF and DEF enchantments have been removed. The maximum raw stats enchantment is capped at +3. The raw ASPD enchantment is expressed a percent-based ASPD enchantment. For the Fighting Spirit enchantment, the ATK bonus has been reduced by one-third (1/3). The CRIT bonus on the Sharp enchantment has been reduced by one-half (1/2) The Spell enchantment provides extra damage with elemental magic attacks, such as fire, water, wind and earth. Rental Weapons, New Ammunition, and Cat Hand Items
A wandering merchant in Malangdo has collected a number of special and rare weapons throughout his travels with the Cat Hand Group. Being marooned on the island, he cannot bring them to his final destination - but it doesn't mean that he won't let you try them out! With an assortment of weapons of all kinds, the wandering merchant will let you test out their power for a fee, of course. These weapons have been outfitted to TalonRO's enviroment - so their latent power will be made potent and applicable in our Pre-Renewal environment!
Furthermore, the items found on Malangdo have let the Cat Hand Group craft new and unique kinds of ammunition for Gunslingers and Ninjas! Be certain to explore the island for these special kinds of ammunition to power even greater levels of gunslinging and ninjaing!
Finally, the Cat Hand Group's flagship items - the Cat's Hand Glove  accessory and Cat's Club  can be made through a special process from members of the Cat Hand Group on Malangdo island. You'll need to explore around to learn more about how to make these potent items - but the hunt will likely be worth it for their special properties!
Instance Dungeons: Octopus Cave and Malangdo Culverts
Little did the Cat Hand Group know that the mysteries of the island would also contain some treacherous adventures in store! The new Octopus Cave instance will challenge your group through a maze of fighting an evil octopus lurking deep within the cave. To open this instance, you'll need a special Octopus Hunting Stick in your inventory (which surely some of the Malangdo inhabitants can assist you with!) - and from there you'll venture into the cave to fight the legs of the enemy one at a time. The Octopus Hunting Stick is a rental item that you can purchase for Silvervine Fruits! If you can eventually defeat the Disgusting Octopus at the end, you'll earn some great items, EXP, and coins - and you'll be able to repeat this instance after a few hours as well!
The Malangdo Culverts are in desperate need of cleaning - hydras and other issues are clogging up the drains within the culverts, and the Cat Hand Group desperately needs assistance with these efforts! You and your party will need to clear any active drains from the various fish monsters and others around the drain, and you'll need to do so quickly! Failing to clear the drain in time will result in some contaminated stems from seaweed to emerge - too many of these, and you'll be asked to leave the culvert cleaning! However, if you and your party have managed to do a good job, you'll face the enemy of the culvert - and depending on how you've done will determine which monster you'll face! However, your rewards will come at the end if you can make it all the way through, though this party-based activity is harder than it seems! Like with the Octopus Cave instance, you will also require a rental item to enter this instance. Purchase the Seagod's Protection item with Silvervine Fruits to enter.
Note: these instances utilize a new Forum Account-wide cooldown rather than a character-based cooldown. The duration of this cooldown remains unchanged from their official time.
The magic of Port Malaya has just gotten even better thanks to new updates to this exciting city! With two new instanced dungeons, new items, and much more, Port Malaya is ready for you to climb aboard the Jeepney and set off with your friends to new adventures! Plus, we're keeping a good thing going with increased EXP bonuses for quests in Port Malaya - ensuring that your explorations around will be well worth your time. Finally, the addition of the Pintados Festival means that the party in Port Malaya can get really fun with a little community help!
Instance Dungeons: Bangungot Hospital and the Bakonawa Extermination
Nurse Las lurks around the creepy Bangungot Hospital, and fears for what lies inside of it. It will take a lot of speaking and investigation with the various citizens of Port Malaya to learn all about the abandoned hospital and what lies inside. The more you learn about the chilling, haunted hospital, the more you might feel like escaping Port Malaya! However, being the brave and daring adventurer that you are, you'll be ready to tackle the evil that awaits you inside. Once you've finally made your way into the Bangungot's Room on the second floor of the hospital, the real challenge will begin! You'll be tasked with rescuing the patients inside - but only if you can evade the wicked Bangungot within! This exciting and heart-pounding challenge will leave you on the edge of your seat!
The Bakonawa Extermination instance is a call from the chief of Port Malaya, who requires the assistance of only the very best and brightest to eliminate a great threat from the Port. With several people having gone missing from the city, the village chief determines that the only root cause of these disappearances can be due to the presence of the Bakonawa. However, recent rituals to keep it at bay no longer seem to be working - and with your help in setting traps across the area, you'll be able to fight against this terror that has its grip on the Port! However, summoning the Bakonawa forth may be more than you've bargained for - so you'll need to prepare for a fight unlike any other!
Note: these instances utilize a new Forum Account-wide cooldown rather than a character-based cooldown. The duration of this cooldown remains unchanged from their official time. New Items
Several items are now available with this update to Port Malaya, including a useful new working item and new slot capacities for items dropped by Port Malaya's toughest monsters, including the following:
Greater Agimat - Useable item Increase physical and magic damage by 10% to Demon race monsters for 20 minutes. Bayani Kalasag  - Shield For every 3 refines, decreases Boss monster damage by 1%. Bayani Buwaya Sack Cloth  - Garment Healing capacity and healing item effect increases 1% per 3 refines. 7% damage decrease from Water, Earth, Fire and Wind property monsters. Bayani Bakonawa Scale Armor  - Armor 1% damage decrease from boss monsters per 2 refines. All Stats + 1. Bayani Bangungot Boots of Nightmare  - Footgear For every refine, MDEF + 1. Refine Rate 7-10: Increases walking speed. Pintados Festival
Though Port Malaya may be plagued with new monsters, the joyous people of the Port have lots of reasons to celebrate! The new Pintados Festial starts with the Festival Helper Boy in Port Malaya, who will require community help from lots of people all over Midgard to help him kickstart the celebration in the city! When everyone contributes large numbers of items to start the festival, then everyone has a reason to celebrate! When the Pintados Festival is underway, there will be a week-long celebration in Port Malaya. During this time, a special tattooist will be able to make you powerful tattoos - and each tattoo type has a special, latent power that you'll be able to draw forth during this special time of celebration. Kick the part off in Port Malaya with your friends all across the world!
TalonRO's latest party-based minigame challenge continues to bring the fun through several new enhancements and additions. With added difficulty layers, helpful notifications while inside of the challenge, and enhanced options to make the challenge scalable to all parties - the Wave Challenge on TalonRO is in its best form yet! These recent changes include the following.
Wave Challenge Edits
The difficulty of the challenge now increases at a greater rate when your party is further in the Unlimited Wave Challenge. Monster teleport has been disabled, as has the Ice Wall skill. Prior to this change, Mercenaries were rendered ineffective due to their triggering monster teleport via rude attack. All parties will now have 60 minutes to complete a floor in the Unlimited Wave Challenge. Previously, this was 45 minutes. A notification has been added to the Wave Challenge which will alert you if a party is inside the Timed Wave Challenge, along with the amount of time they have remaining. The prices of mercenaries, Kafra Agents, and the point distribution per monster have been slightly edited. Guild Storage has been disabled in within rental Kafra Agents. Beginning at floor 41, there will be a low chance of spawning Lighthalzen Biolabs level 3 & 4 mini-bosses per floor. Beginning at floor 71, there will be a low chance increasing with each floor of spawning one strong MVP from the Lighthalzen Biolabs level 3 & 4 floor primarily. An option has been added to allow party members to leave the Wave Challenge early. Previously, leaving the challenge and logging out would result in forfeiture of points. Party members may now leave early by talking to the Wave Official NPC. Doing so will incur a penalty of 20% of the points you would normally get. There will be an additional fee of 5% of your points, applied to your party points. Example: You have 10 members in your party and gained 50,000 points. Normally, every member would get 50,000 / 10 = 5,000 points. If you leave early, you will get 5,000 points, minus a 20% fee, so 4,000 points. The party points will be reduced by your points, plus a 5% fee. So 50,000 - 5,250 = 44,750 points left. The party will now have to split the points among 9 players instead of 10. The skill sets and stats of all the Mercenaries have been boosted slightly, with particular attention to lower-level mercenaries. Party members will now only gain points if they are physically present on the wave-related maps.
Our latest TamTam's Gift Region brings us to the bamboo-laden forests of Payon Fields, plus the depths of Payon Dungeon in floors 4 and 5. The time-honored location of the Payon region is full of history - and the depths of the old city of Payon resting well beneath the Payon Dungeon Caves are calling out with TamTam's blessing this month. Old and familiar monsters are running abound this area - plus some challenging Champion, including Willow, Poring, Nine Tail, Spore and Poporing! Good luck exploring around the Payon Fields & deep dungeons this month for additional opportunities to earn coins and gain valuable experience!
TamTam's Gift Region
October's region includes Payon Forests, along with Payon Dungeons levels 4 and 5. Please note: this month's region excludes pay_fild02 (the Wolves map) from TamTam's Gift bonuses. October's Champions include Willow, Poring, Nine Tail, Spore, and Poporing monsters.
As with any patch, we're happy to introduce a few more miscellaneous updates and edits which are made to make your gameplay on TalonRO the best that it can be! Our October patch features some new additional hairstyle add-ons, plus GMC tweaks to keep things interesting!
Three (3) new types of Hairstyle Add-on Costumes have been added to the Rental Master. There are a total of 8 colors available each, making 24 new costumes to choose from! The skillset of various GM Challenge MVPs have been edited slightly for gameplay challenge. The mob spawns across several GM Challenges have been modified slightly for gameplay challenge.
Likewise with any patch, we're happy to take the opportunity to squash a few bugs, including those made from official source information, along with a few edits to ensure your gaming experience on TalonRO is smooth!
Corrected a small announcement bug that would incorrectly display the label of the GMC room for a party. Incorporated various, small official-level bug fixes throughout TalonRO. Corrected an IP address-related exploit discovered in the Monster Race minigame. Corrected a display issue with the Warp Girl involving the issuing of rental map announcements on the incorrect map. Monks and Champions presently can no longer wear glowing costumes to prevent client crashes. We anticipate this fix to be temporary, and will work to permanently address the issue.
Costume Box contents for October are now available in the Reward Guru, while the September Costume Box has been removed from the Reward Guru. The Rainbow Sigrun Wings continue as they have for the last several months at the top - and the addition of the new Aria Headdress costume is sure to please headgear collectors as a rare get. We think that you'll be quite the cat's meow if you score this lucky find! Our full contents for October's Costume Box include the following:
Rainbow Sigrun's Wings Costume Aria Headdress Costume Gryphon Headband Costume Wind of the Prairie Costume Hunting Cap of Gust Costume Rhythm Headphones Costume Joker Jester Costume Grand Peco Costume Spiky Band Costume Corsair Costume Angel Wing Costume We hope that you'll get something fun from this month's costume box! A new costume box is released at the beginning of the month, available in our Reward Guru located in Prontera. Best of luck in finding something fun!