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Survival Instinct!

By Ictinus | October 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Survival Instinct!

No longer do you have to spend lessons to learn the various abilities in Survival, you now earn these as you level up! We’ve also made a change to how your health and mana scale, making the midbie life much less painful.  

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Talisman Changes

By Nicola | September 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Talisman Changes

The way in which we generate talisman pieces has remained the same since the first talisman set was released several years ago. We’re aware the random nature of this has been a source of frustration for people, so we have now made some changes to make this less frustrating (and to guarantee future uniform distribution…

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The Tournament Winners!

By Nicola | September 20, 2018 | Comments Off on The Tournament Winners!

As Lord Adryn’s tournament drew to a close, the Game of Eyes acted as both the final event and closing ceremony. For two Achaean days the six city states of Achaea deployed their full arsenal against each other, fighting relentlessly over each and every flag in order to claim not only the renowned Effigy of…

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Achaea birthday dragon

21 Today!

By Nicola | September 9, 2018 | Comments Off on 21 Today!

September marks 21 years since Achaea first threw open its doors to the world and said “come and tell your character’s story”! This landmark in Iron Realms history signals over two decades of immersive roleplay, two decades of thrilling combat, two decades of raiding, of skirmishes, of bitter lifelong enmities and passionate, of unending friendships,…

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Lord Adryn’s Tournament!

By Nicola | September 8, 2018 | Comments Off on Lord Adryn’s Tournament!

The Most Esteemed Lord Adryn of Adryn’s Keep deigned to meet with the leaders of Achaea’s city states today, in order to explain the details of his tournament and place a contest attendant with each of the factions ready to assist with the ins and outs of the challenges ahead.

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Of Dwarves and Death!

By Nicola | August 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Of Dwarves and Death!

After struggling against and alongside the strange actions of the dwarf Doruan Ironhammer, the Chosen of Phaestus and other adventurers in Achaea managed to open the vault deep in the earth and find the key to sending on the lost souls left adrift by the death of Lord Thoth and His ancient pact with the…

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Let’s Talk About The Weather!

By Nicola | August 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Let’s Talk About The Weather!

Once an ancient relic of times best forgotten, Achaea’s weather system has now been completely overhauled! Every region in Achaea’s vast land now has its own unique fronts and climates, bringing with it a chance at rare phenomena ranging from cataclysmic storms (watch for lightning!) to iridescent rainbows and everything in between!

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Refinement For All!

By Nicola | August 6, 2018 | Comments Off on Refinement For All!

The ability to REFINE talismans has now been made available to all Achaeans! This new system allows you to refine your promotional talisman pieces into singular rare pieces, allowing those avid collectors a chance to clean out their hordes and gain something valuable in return!

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Introducing The Hall of Fame!

By Nicola | July 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Introducing The Hall of Fame!

Now that the swathe of new rankings have had time to bed in, we’re pleased to announce the opening of the Delos Hall of Fame! This is a new construction in Delos, honouring those who have claimed a #1 position across many of the various rankings!

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Ideas Grand and Small!

By Nicola | July 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Ideas Grand and Small!

It has always been the case that the IDEA system is something of a black hole. You all just have so many ideas that it quickly becomes unrealistic and incredibly unwieldy for us to find the proverbial diamonds amid the rough. Effective immediately, the old IDEA system has been retired and replaced with a new…

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City Morale!

By Nicola | July 12, 2018 | Comments Off on City Morale!

All members of a city can now check the morale level with the MORALE command. This will show a brief statement (themed for the faction in question) about the overall health and morale of the organisation.

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Over My Dead Body!

By Nicola | July 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Over My Dead Body!

Your fallen bodies are no longer able to be used in place of the shrine judgement power!

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Gerzson's Army

The Game of Bones

By Nicola | June 30, 2018 | Comments Off on The Game of Bones

Long wept the World Tree for its severed connection to the lowest planes and the once-inexorable root system laid low by Woe’s Prince. Yet Yggdrasil has a way of seeing itself restored…

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Nerry's Back!

Guess Who’s Back?

By Nicola | June 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Guess Who’s Back?

After saving the guardian spirit Eusia, and fighting off Thymos, the Ravager, a dread korathoi of tritonic legend, Lord Neraeos returns to the shores of Achaea! Credit goes to our very own Skye B. Anchors for the amazing image!

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Commodity Changes!

By Nicola | June 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Commodity Changes!

Big changes to how commodities are being stored will be happening on June 20th! Check out HELP WAREHOUSES AND LEASES and read on for all the extra details so you don’t get caught out!

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The Urchins’ Sorrow

By Nicola | May 30, 2018 | Comments Off on The Urchins’ Sorrow

“Unclean!” cried the residents of Ashtan as the orphans of Martin’s Sorrow were stricken by a deadly plague. As an infamous nemesis raised his head, fortunes most foul befell the wretched urchins before the efforts of Truax, Dunn, and Klendathu drove away the scheming Akarim – but not before the Cursed Shaman had his fill.

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Q2 Classleads!

By Nicola | May 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Q2 Classleads!

Alongside the various events running all month long, the team has been hard at work going through Quarter 2’s classlead submissions!

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Ruined Town

Adchachel’s Lament

By Nicola | May 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Adchachel’s Lament

Journeying to the ancient ruins of Old Aster Town, the adventurers of Achaea unearthed the ancient laboratory of Adchachel, calming the disturbed spectre whose spirit now serves those of a Shamanistic outlook.

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Phaestus, the Smith

Hammered Out The Problem!

By Nicola | May 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Hammered Out The Problem!

Answering the pleas of His faithful, Lord Phaestus returned His attention to Achaea!

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Fully Revamped Roulette!

By Nicola | May 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Fully Revamped Roulette!

Featuring inside and outside bets, and allowing for multiple bets, Achaea’s new roulette system even offers a clickable betting system! Let’s get the ball rolling!

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