By GM Howl
Easter officially visits Midgard this year with the Great Golden Easter Egg Hunt! Perhaps you've been enjoying this year's daily Easter Egg Hunt challenges in the forums - but now, the action comes to Midgard in a special springtime event! Collect a variety of items from all over the world to compose your very own Golden Easter Egg. What you'll find inside this year might be something truly special!
The Golden Easter Egg hunt is back! To begin, speak with the warper NPC in Prontera and start on your very own Easter egg hunt! The goal of the Easter Event is to make a Golden Easter Egg. Opening these eggs may give you some wonderful items if you're lucky this year! While the items inside are good and better than previous years (new costumes!), they do take a while to obtain and you'll have to put in some effort this season. To do this, you'll need to complete the three pieces of the putting together a Golden Easter Egg: Collect Easter Eggs. Find as many eggs as you can within five minutes at the Easter Egg minigame. This challenge is tough, as you won't actually be able to see these Easter eggs! You will occasionally instead see/hear a blinking effect. If you run over an egg, you will get it in your inventory! T There is no Golden Egg for the one who has most eggs. However, the one who finds more than half of the eggs (only for exceptional, rare contestants) on the map will be rewarded with a Golden Egg. There are two waiting rooms for the event so that more people can enjoy it at the same time as well. You'll need five people to play with you on this minigame as well. Obtain Easter Ribbons and Easter Paint. This year, you'll be on the lookout for two special new mobs across the world: Happy Eggs and Strange Eggs. These eggs will spawn randomly all over the world of Midgard. Simply kill these monsters when you find them, and you'll be able to obtain Easter Ribbons or Easter Paints! There's also a chance to win some other fun and assorted goodies from these monsters as well - so bring some room in your inventory for some additional loot! Combine all the items together to make your own Golden Easter Egg! We've also added in new costumes and pets to this year's Golden Easter Egg. We hope that you enjoy these items - and that you'll get something wonderfully worthwhile as well!
Throughout this year's Easter celebrations, we have a few fun Easter Invasions coming to a town near you as well! Be on the lookout for the following special challenge:
Every few hours, the Easter Peco will invade a random town! This powerful MVP is certainly not easy to defeat, but its rewards are well worth it. Several other monsters will invade the town as well. Defeat the monsters and there will be lots of Porings on the entire map that might just drop some nice loot! We hope that you are enjoying the Spring season and that you have an enjoyable Easter on TalonRO! Best of luck in this year's Easter event - and as always, Happy Gaming!
The Easter Event will be ending on April 8th
By GM Howl
The holidays are upon Midgard: Christmas is here! After creating a wonderful countdown calendar constructed by Santa's Helpers in Lutie, the holiday elves have relocated their Christmas operations to the special Enchanted Village to ring in Christmas throughout all of Midgard! Santa Claus is bringing holiday joy to boys and girls of all ages - and with no threats in sight from the Popogrinch, Jack Frost, or other evildoers, he's free to celebrate the true spirit of the season with fun and delights for all! We hope that you'll enjoy this special time as much as ever in this year's return to familiar fun with new prizes, great twists, and enjoyable memories.
This year, the fun starts once more with our special warp assistant in Prontera, who will take you right to the Enchanted Village. Once there, you'll be able to help Santa spread the magic of Christmas across the world by assisting with special tasks being part of sharing the magic of the season with friends. Embark on various games and earn wonderful Christmas Giftboxes by collecting Giftbox Pieces. You can also enjoy some of this year's seasonal 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!
Enjoy the Magic of the Enchanted Village
Begin your adventure to the Enchanted Village by speaking with the Christmas NPC in Prontera. Once in the Enchanted Village, embark on a series of games and holiday delights! Start in on collecting Giftbox Pieces, or enjoy other aspects of seasonal fun. You'll be able to enter the Enchanted Village anytime that the Christmas Event is active!
This year, Santa Claus is asking for your help in spreading Christmas cheer and magic throughout Midgard by enjoying all that his elven team has to offer! This year, you'll be able to participate in this Christmas fun through games, such as collecting giftboxes pieces, stockings, quests, and more! As Santa's elves were putting together this year's gifts and games for all of Midgard, a number of important pieces were lost in their transition from Santa's workshop in Lutie to the Enchanted Village. However, you can help recover these special Red and Green Giftbox Pieces in order to construct your very own Christmas Giftbox!
This year's Giftboxes will grant some new and wonderful items - and you can make your own through a variety of games and challenges. Moreover, all minigames this year may grant you special 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 new 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 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. Use Marbles to participate in the Santa's Marbles events, also located inside of Santa's House. 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!
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, Holiday Riddle Quest, Snowman Building, and the Christmas Time Trial! Each of these games will drop a combination of either Red or Green Giftboxes 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!
This year also features a special new addition 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 in Santa's House 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
Blackjack & Guess the Number returns to Christmas! Play special party-based rounds of Blackjack 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. 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! Frozen Boy Riddles throughout the Enchanted Village will put your brain through its paces! Follow the Frozen Boy through a series of riddles to try and locate things to help bring Christmas to life in Midgard. These riddles may be pretty tricky, and they'll certainly require thinking through a number of aspects before figuring them out. Finishing this series of riddles will win you some Green Giftbox Pieces as well! Minigames may reward you with additional Snowflake Coins and/or Marbles, as well! 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! 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: The Elvish Riddles minigame may reward you with any Marble, from A through Z. Snowman Building may reward you with Marbles from letters N through Z. Time Trials may reward you with Marbles from letters A through M. Blackjack & Guess the Number will not furnish a chance to win any Marbles.
In addition to all kinds of minigames and events throughout the Enchanted Village, this year's holiday treats include some additional features and festivities! Moving about towns and cities this year is the Caroling Antonia, who will move and sing holiday tunes - all while dropping items and even Snowflake Coins! However, be careful that her halls aren't too decked - or she'll deck you by exploding! Caroling Antonia has racked up quite the body count over the years, and she isn't about to break her killing streak any time soon. Moreover, there's a chance that even more mayhem will follow Antonia this year as an encore act, the MVP Krampus, will have a chance to spawn in the town which Antonia has just appeared! If you're following Antonia, be prepared for a real fight! Krampus may also drop some wonderful items, so this MVP hunt could be well worth your while!
You'll also be able to send friends, guildmates, and even secret admirers special Holiday Greeting Cards this year through Lizzie in the Enchanted Village. Simply write your own message to your recipient, finalize your message with a reasonable Zeny fee, and if approved you'll hear your special holiday message broadcast all across Midgard!
Finally, we're debuting a much-awaited feature for account-bound items this year: you'll now be able to claim account-bound items from this year's Christmas Event on any of your game accounts within your master account once you've "unlocked" the item! Once you've obtained a special Christmas account bound item, such as a costume for example, visit with the Vending Machine NPC in Lutie while using another one of your game accounts that is associated with your master account. You'll then be able to claim a "copy" of that account bound item on your different account - allowing you access to all of this year's items no matter which of your game accounts you're using to participate! We hope that you'll enjoy these special holiday features as you spread laughter and seasonal cheer!
Plus Special Features and Games
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 50000 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 new feature is also being tested for other potential use cases, and will only work with this year's Christmas items as mentioned above. However, the intent for this NPC is to be used in the future for other event-driven account bound items - as such, we hope to make this NPC a permanent fixture in the same location for reliable purposes!
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, and even ultra-rare Saiyan Hair 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 2017 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 the 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, 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 6, 2018 - 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, marking TalonRO's tenth anniversary! We're looking forward to another year full of even more fun, enjoyment, and even more offerings that will make 2018 a year to really remember. Thank you as always for your support of TalonRO, and as always, happy gaming!
By GM Seiren
The month of December is here, and our countdown to Christmas has arrived to usher in the spirit of the holiday season. We're thankful for every member of the TalonRO community, and this year we're pleased to present our Third-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! 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 presents!
We're pleased to thank the entire TalonRO community with special small prizes, all the way through December 24th! Claiming your own Advent Calendar prize is simple - though you'll want to make sure that you can log in each day to TalonRO in order to claim all of your prizes! There's no way to collect prizes for days which you have missed - so the only way to get them is to check the calendar each day from December 1 through December 24 on Christmas Eve!
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!
View the work of our Advent Calendar Art Contest winners are this year by visiting the calendar each day.
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.
You'll also might be marveling at the wonderful artwork in this year's calendar, too! Incredible and amazing thanks go to all of the Talonian artists who helped make this year's Advent Calendar so special and unique! We hope that you enjoy the Advent Calendar - and that you might see your own creation in one of the presents, too!
We hope this fun and wonderful countdown will help ring in the holiday season on TalonRO with lots of cheer and bright wishes. Although there is much more to come in December, our Advent Calendar is just the kickoff we hope that you'll enjoy! Our best wishes to you all for a wonderful holiday and thank you as always for your support! Happy Gaming!