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February is here!

By Nicola | February 1, 2021 | Comments Off on February is here!

The first month of 2021 is behind us and February is going to be a busy one with the Year 852 games fast approaching! Reminder that UPCOMING has the dates for each major event and we will be posting specifics about each match nearer to the time. I will also reiterate that these are only…

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Lost and Found

By Nicola | January 26, 2021 | Comments Off on Lost and Found

Tatynne’s Expedition as chronicled by Gurklukke Vorondil of Cyrene: At the stroke of midnight on the 20th of Mayan, the mage Tatynne beckoned the adventurers of our lands to the fringes of the western Mhojave Desert on the edge of the Dakhota Hills. Upon arrival there was an encampment of tents to greet our adventurers…

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New Class: Pariah!

By Nicola | January 25, 2021 | Comments Off on New Class: Pariah!

We’re pleased to announce the release of Achaea’s 20th class, Pariah! This is a neutral alignment class (though much like shaman and depthswalker there might be some IC debate about ethical boundaries in certain factions). So that you know what you’re getting into from a mechanical standpoint, Pariahs are an affliction class primarily (though do…

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Critical Classleads cycle!

By Nicola | January 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Critical Classleads cycle!

We’ve just opened classleads given the rapidly approaching championship games. We’ll have a proper round after those wrap up: we are primarily looking for significant issues during this round just so we can settle any genuine (or perceived) balance concerns before the games kick off. So, critical issues please, or ones that have a fairly…

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Goodbye, 2020!

By Nicola | December 31, 2020 | Comments Off on Goodbye, 2020!

It’s been a long, strange year for people everywhere, but the world never stops turning, and that includes Achaea! Head on over to the forums and read a recap of 2020 for our beloved game, along with some teasers about what’s coming in 2021 (hint: there’s plenty of surprises we can’t even mention yet)!

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Changelog: Nov. 30 – Dec. 15 2020

By Nicola | December 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Changelog: Nov. 30 – Dec. 15 2020

Enjoy a whole host of new fixes and changes! Puppetry Tonguetie will no longer give the target a message when used from outside their room.Renown gain modifiers will no longer be negative on DEFENCES.WEAR ARTEFACTS will no longer wear multiple conflicting artefacts.SHADOW MANIFEST will now force unwield when a hand is specified, instead of failing.When…

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“Opportunity” Bardic & Artisanal Winners!

By Nicola | December 14, 2020 | Comments Off on “Opportunity” Bardic & Artisanal Winners!

The “Opportunity” Artisanal and Bardic contest has at long last been judged, and we’re pleased to announce the results! The judges would like to note that this is the first bardic entry in modern history to have a judge give it a perfect score.

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December in Achaea!

By Nicola | December 1, 2020 | Comments Off on December in Achaea!

We have a whole host of exciting things in store for you this month!

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Nature Awakens

By Nicola | November 13, 2020 | Comments Off on Nature Awakens

Lupus finally awoke, catching the attention of mortals and Goddesses alike.

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On Candy, Dreams, and Wolves

By Nicola | November 2, 2020 | Comments Off on On Candy, Dreams, and Wolves

“The Hunt Begins”, by Vamuria Avid readers of The Grapevine (available now for purchase) will know that I rarely get out into the field, and I see all manner of reports and editorials. It is rare for something to pique my curiosity to such an extent that I will suffer the danger of the roads,…

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November in Achaea!

By Nicola | November 1, 2020 | Comments Off on November in Achaea!

Welcome to November! Mayaween celebrations draw to a close but there is plenty more to come for the last two months of the year, and that’s before we even get into Logosmas! For every 100 credits purchased throughout November, you will receive a Mayan crown to spend in the Shop of Wonders. In addition to…

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Become an Immortal!

By Nicola | October 7, 2020 | Comments Off on Become an Immortal!

Do you ever wish you could help shape Achaea? Do you secretly desire to take on more of a “dungeonmaster” role, designing elaborate plots and scenarios to challenge and amaze (and occasionally slaughter) adventurers? Do you like the idea of building devious quests, creating horrifying monsters, and shaping interactive landscapes? If you answer “YES!” to…

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October in Achaea!

By Nicola | October 1, 2020 | Comments Off on October in Achaea!

It’s October already! Birthday month is behind us, but we’re not slowing down at all with plenty of excitement to come. Mayaween, Logosmas, and a great deal more things are on the horizon! See UPCOMING for some teasers! And so, as we say goodbye to globes of shifting continents, we welcome back the Wheel of…

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Mysterious Happenings in Ashtan

By Nicola | September 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Mysterious Happenings in Ashtan

Wandering through the streets of Ashtan in the year 833 AF, it was Paine Saer’rac that first alerted the city about a strange, bloody handprint. He had not been the first to find it, no, but he had been the first to notice how out of place it was, even in a city as rife…

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A Great Hunt begins!

By Nicola | September 19, 2020 | Comments Off on A Great Hunt begins!

For those who are not familiar, a Great Hunt is a 24 hour hunting contest with various credit prizes! Prize tiers are split into three levels: below level 80, below level 99, and “open” which is anything above 99 and onwards! As is customary, we have: Double experience (this has been in effect since yesterday…

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New Forays!

By Nicola | September 18, 2020 | Comments Off on New Forays!

As most of you have no doubt just observed, thanks to the efforts of Yudhishthira and the Conclave, there are now five new forays available! Memories of the Second Conclave Reckoning have been recaptured and made available for intrepid dungeoneering groups. SIGN for these exactly as you would normally. Each of these new forays behaves…

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A Tournament of Names

By Nicola | September 15, 2020 | Comments Off on A Tournament of Names

As a dark-hulled ship rolled into the harbour of Tasur’ke, Achaeans were greeted by the familiar, but long-absent face of Haidar the Lion. The Kashari rebel immediately sought the location of Kavaya, his former associate and fellow escapee from the peculiar continent’s harsh and unforgiving ways. There, in the camp amid the hills, Haidar offered…

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Happy birthday, Achaea!

By Nicola | September 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Happy birthday, Achaea!

As of the serenade a few moments ago, today is officially Achaea’s 23rd birthday! For the remainder of the month, everyone may type HAPPYBIRTHDAYACHAEA once only to get a one-off reward of 23 bound credits and a 24 hour bonus to experience and critical hit chance. This will stack with double XP for the Great…

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September, our birthday month!

By Nicola | September 1, 2020 | Comments Off on September, our birthday month!

As our birthday month arrives we have a change in promotion and a big schedule of events prepped for September! For those in need of credits or artefacts, we have a 40% bonus credit sale running for the duration of September (this is 50% if you have an Iron Elite membership!) For those of you…

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Changelog – 08/25/2020

By Nicola | August 26, 2020 | Comments Off on Changelog – 08/25/2020

Ideas are no longer hidden from players once they reach ten supporting votes. Instead, ideas will now remain on the list and open for voting to get a better sense of actual support, and to prevent a constant stream of duplicate ideas.Ship logs for added/removed permissions will describe the actual permission being removed.Souls can no…

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