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We have all witnessed the impressive power of Chaos. Hundreds and hundreds of heroes embraced the Chaos within, unleashing their artistic abilities in the Summer of Chaos Fan Art Contest.
And now, the moment you have all been waiting for… is finally here….
It’s time to announce the Champion of Chaos Drakath Fan Art Winners!
Grand Prize Winner: Champion of Chaos
Even though I am an English major, no words in my vocabulary can describe the awesomeness that this Drakath masterpiece represents. Fellow player Trizzzcentrino must have signed a deal with Drakath himself for being able to create such a chaotic work of art (a necessary sacrifice for sure!). They shall be awarded with: 1,000 AdventureCoins, the exclusive color-custom Chaos Paintbrush + Chaos Artist Palette dual weapon set, the Art of Chaos character page badge, and his art as an in-game House Item (to be released at a future date)!
This is true CHAOS! Fellow player Mechaprime 00 really knows what it means to be a Chaos Lord, and for that, we wish to award them with 1,000 AdventureCoins, the exclusive color-custom Chaos Paintbrush + Chaos Artist Palette dual weapon set, the Art of Chaos character page badge, and their art as an in-game House Item (to be released at a future date)!
12th Lord of Chaos Fan Art Contest winners announced!
A new chapter unfolds within Lorepedia…
…revealing the Fan Art Winners in the Chaos Lord Alteon category!
Grand Prize Winner: 12th Lord of Chaos
So much wow. So much depth. So much dynamicy (not a word, but it should be). Fellow hero and talented artist Norgalad painted this Alteon masterpiece and won the grand prize of: 1,000 AdventureCoins, the exclusive color-custom Chaos Paintbrush + Chaos Artist Palette dual weapon set, the Art of Chaos character page badge, and his art as an in-game House Item (to be released at a future date)!
11th Lord of Chaos Fan Art Contest winners announced!
Get ready to sink your teeth into the Chaos Lord Lionfang fan art winners!
Grand Prize Winner: 11th Lord of Chaos
This is pure chaos—and I ain’t lion! Fellow hero Stoikrex painted this Lionfang masterpiece and won the grand prize of: 1,000 AdventureCoins, the exclusive color-custom Chaos Paintbrush + Chaos Artist Palette dual weapon set, the Art of Chaos character page badge, and his art as an in-game House Item (to be released at a future date)!
From Tragedy to Victory: How an In-Game NPC Transformed a Gamer Girl IRL
Hello my loves! GameSkinny.com featured my very personal, and very real, article today. It’s a story I’ve kept secret for the past 7 years, but since you guys and gals are my family, I finally mustered up the strength to reveal my tragic tale.
I want you all to know how a positive attitude can get you through the toughest of times. I hope my story offers you real-world inspiration and courage, because you are my friends and family, and I want you all to succeed as I have!
10th Lord of Chaos Fan Art Contest winners announced!
It’s time to announce our Chronomancer Chaos Lord Iadoa winners!
Grand Prize Winner: 10th Lord of Chaos
Glorious! Fellow hero Mondako (possibly a Chronomancer himself?) put so much time and energy into this Iadoa masterpiece and won the grand prize of: 1,000 AdventureCoins, the exclusive color-custom Chaos Paintbrush + Chaos Artist Palette dual weapon set, the Art of Chaos character page badge, and his art as an in-game House Item (to be released at a future date)!
9th Lord of Chaos Fan Art Contest winners announced!
Congratulations! We’ve made it half way through the week! So let’s celebrate by announcing our 9th Lord of Chaos winners =)
Grand Prize Winner: 9th Lord of Chaos
Who knew chaos could be so beautiful? Our fellow hero gossj10 won the grand prize of: 1,000 AdventureCoins, the exclusive color-custom Chaos Paintbrush + Chaos Artist Palette dual weapon set, the Art of Chaos character page badge, AND your art as an in-game House Item (to be released at a future date)!
8th Lord of Chaos Fan Art Contest winners announced!
Happy Tuesday! Be sure to check out the Fan Art chapter in the Lorepedia to view all our Chaos Fan Art winners to date:
But before you go, allow me to showcase the grand prize winner of the Chaos Lord Tibicenas category!
Grand Prize Winner: 8th Lord of Chaos
Why so serious, Tibicenas? Fellow player Jokercard53 painted this show-stopping Chaos Lord Tibicenas fan art!
This is truly a blockbuster hit, jokercard53! As the grand prize winner, you’ll receive: 1,000 AdventureCoins, the exclusive color-custom Chaos Paintbrush + Chaos Artist Palette dual weapon set, the Art of Chaos character page badge, AND your art as an in-game House Item (to be released at a future date)!
7th Lord of Chaos Fan Art Contest winners announced!
Exciting news, folks! A new Chapter has appeared in the Lorepedia!
As you can probably deduct, this chapter unfolds the pages that contain the Chaos Lord Fan Art winners!
Grand Prize Winner: 7th Lord of Chaos
This is a dream-come-true! Fellow player Nightmare created this AMAZING Chaos Lord Ledgermanye fan art and won the Grand Prize!
Your artwork is truly magical, Nightmare. Please accept: 1,000 AdventureCoins, the exclusive color-custom Chaos Paintbrush + Chaos Artist Palette dual weapon set, the Art of Chaos character page badge, AND your art as an in-game House Item (which will be released at a future date)!
All Other Winners
Please click here to see the 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and Runner Ups for the Chaos Lord Ledgermayne category. Great job everyone, and keep up the wondrous work!
Tehehe, glad you asked =) If—and hopefully when!—Artix Entertainment, myself, and/or AQWorlds wins a Dragon Slayer Trophy, we would need to start recruiting fellow Dragon Slayers—like YOU.
Dage the Evil is horned to forge a brand-new Dragon Slayer Armor Set (for you and me and everyone else to enjoy) IF we win the Dragon Slayer Awards (and possibly a special Pink Dragon Slayer set If I win, too)!
AWESOME—what are the Dragon Slayer Awards?
Hosted by Guild Launch and GameSkinny, the Dragon Slayer Awards are a fan-nominated award for communities in online gaming, focusing on community managers, community builders, and community members (that means you!).
The first ever Chaos Fan Art Contest was a HUGE success—over 900 entries were submitted!
It's over 9000--oh wait. I modified the meme. Deal with it.
And, as you can probably imagine, it was quite chaotic to review each and every submission, place them in front of a panel of judges, and narrow down all our favorites—aaaand not to mention, having to coordinate ALL OF THAT around vacation time, sick days (*cough* like me *cough*), graduations, and the like!
So I am pleased to report that we will begin announcing the Chaos Fan Art Contest winners today—starting with the 1st Lord of Chaos, Escherion!
Find all your Chaos Lord Fan Art Contest Winners shown in the links below:
As Friday is release day, we will *most likely* have to wait until Monday next week to resume the Lord of Chaos Fan Art winners. Unless I get A LOOOT of coffee in my system or something. MAN THE COFFEE MAKER, ALINA!
Super Special Thank You!
Our wonderful AQW Mods and Volunteers helped make the Chaos Fan Art Contest a HUGE success. We could not have gathered all 934 entries withtout their help, so when you see these guys and gals in game, be sure to give them a great big /hug and a joyful /cheer!
Asuka, Capn Cio, Eonaleth, Gjappy, Judge Acumen, Rarest, Soki, Tendou no Mazo, Tenzan, and Zereldo!
Alrighty, enough chit-chat; I know you’ve been waiting FOREVER for the winners, so let me get back to work so you can feast your eyes on Chaos Lord Escherion Fan Art!
I need your help slaying more dragons AND getting a real-life Dragon Slayer trophy from the 2014 Dragon Slayer Awards. And if—nay, when!—you help me win the coveted trophy, I will…
Lore’s first ever…
Pink Dragon Slayer!
OMG! Are you serious?!?! Oh yes, I am very serious. Just look at that face. LOOK AT IT. As you can see, we’re talking vry srs. Vry srs indeed.
AND! As Lore’s newest & official Dragon Slayer (did Galanoth ever win a trophy, hrmmm?), I would need to start recruiting fellow Dragon Slayers who follow the path of Pinkness.
Will YOU be one of my super (and sassy) Dragon Slayers? Then we mustn’t waste anymore time... because I’ve already convinced Dage the Evil to create a complete Dragon Slayer Armor Set (for you and me and everyone else to enjoy) IF I win the Dragon Slayer Awards!
Everyone LOVES free stuff. And when you use a Credit Card or Paypal to buy Artix Points, you get 10% more Points FOR FREE!
Artix Pointers: What are Artix Points?
Artix Points are the most powerful points in the universe, forged from crystallized dragon’s breath, marbles, and, of course, a little duct tape. Artix Points are the universal currency for your 7 favorite Artix Entertainment games. You can use these Points to get memberships, upgrades, and elite game currencies: AdventureCoins in AdventureQuest Worlds, Varium in EpicDuel, SmashCoins in HeroSmash, and Soul Gems in OverSoul!
Bonus Mode: +100 AdventureCoins each month!
Ohh AdventureCoins, how we love you so. And if you want the coolest items in AQWorlds, you’re ganna need ACs. Well, you’re in luck, because you get 100 bonus ACs per month of your Membership upgrade! SWEET!
Better cast an agility buff, because these deals are only good through the month of June!
The Ultimate Game Card is retiring September 30, 2014
Mondays suck. And what sucks even more is that the Ultimate Game Card is going permanentlyrare on9/30/2014 =(
This was not decided by Artix Entertainment, nor was it some evildoing by EbilCorp ninja robots. The decision to end Ultimate Game Card was solely a PlaySpan choice (the dudes who own UGC), and they’re cancelling the UGC for all online games (not just Artix games), so listen up so you don’t miss out!
Ultimate Game Cards are slowly being pulled from all retail & online stores, and the UGC will be gone come August 15th, 2014. The last day to redeem your activated UGC codes will be September 30, 2014, so make sure you redeem your codes before 9/30/2014!!
UltimatePoints (aka UPoints) will also be going rare. The last day to redeem your UPoints is Friday, October 31, 2014.
AQWorlds wants to make sure you get the most bang for your buck while you still can. So when you use your Ultimate Game Card to upgrade to a Legend Membership, and/or to buy AdventureCoins, you will get the exclusive Ultimate Game Claymore sword!
The only way to get the Ultimate Game Claymore is by redeeming your Ultimate Game Card herefrom now until September 30. After selecting ANY package on the AQW Order Now page, and after using your Ultimate Game Card to pay for your upgrade,
you will automatically receive the Ultimate Game Claymore blade in your inventory (along with your well-deserved Membership and/or AdventureCoins!).
The entire Artix team is so thankful for your continued support in AdventureQuest Worlds. It is because of dedicated Legends and AdventureCoins buyers that we are able to create brand new stuff every week for everyone to enjoy! We couldn’t have gotten this far without you, and for that, I salute you!
When you buy your Ultimate Game Card, and when you get your Ultimate Game Claymore, be sure to Tweet me a pic @BeleenAE!
As the Summer of Chaos approaches… and the clutches of chaos span the entire world… the AQWorlds team has a real-life quest for you:
For this contest, you will create Chaos Fan Art depicting the Chaorruption that has spread throughout AdventureQuest Worlds. The Chaos Fan Art Contest will also have multiple Grand Prize winners, as there are multiple Chaotic categories that your Fan Art will be categorized into—which means we get to award EVEN MORE prizes! OMG yes way!
Chaos is unruly… incontrollable… totally chaotic. So, how does one categorize chaos? …
With a bulleted list, of course! (spoiler alerts below if you haven’t yet completed all the Chaos storylines!)
Escherion, the 1st Lord of Chaos
Lake Hydra Chaos Beast
Xing and Xang, the 2nd Lord of Chaos
Chaos Harpy Chaos Beast
DragonLord Vath, the 3rd Lord of Chaos
Rock Roc Chaos Beast
Shogun Kitsune, the 4th Lord of Chaos
O-dokuro Chaos Beast
WolfWing, the 5th Lord of Chaos
Dracowerepyre Chaos Beast
Discordia / Kimberly from One-Eyed Doll, the 6th Lord of Chaos
Pony Gary Yellow Chaos Beast
Ledgermayne, the 7th Lord of Chaos
Mana Golem Chaos Beast
Tibicenas, the 8th Lord of Chaos
Chaos Sphinx Chaos Beast
Khasaanda, the 9th Lord of Chaos
Naga Baas Chaos Beast
Professor Iadoa, the 10th Lord of Chaos
Kathool Chaos Beast
Maximilian Lionfang, the 11th Lord of Chaos
Manticore Chaos Beast
King Alteon, the 12th Lord of Chaos
Chaos Dragon Chaos Beast
????, the 13th Lord of Chaos
The Chaos Beast is about to hatch from its egg (rumored to be the Eternal Dragon of Time)
Drakath, the Champion of Chaos
Choose the ONE Chaos Category you wish to create Fan Art of … and then… unsheathe your drawing tools and unleash your creativity (buuuut not before reading all the rules)!
Epic Loot: The Prizes
Victory against Chaos is its own reward… but let’s sweeten the deal with Chaos Contest Prizes!
There will be 1 Grand Prize winner selected from each Chaos Category (listed above). Grand Prizers will receive:
1,000 AdventureCoins each
Their Fanart created into an in-game House Item (a framed photo to hang on your house’s wall)
Exclusive Color-Custom Chaos Paintbrush Polearm + Chaos Artist Palette dual weapon set
Art of Chaos Character Page Badge
The 2nd Place Winners selected from each Chaos Category will receive:
800 AdventureCoins each
Color Custom Chaos Paintbrush Polearm weapon
Art of Chaos Character Page Badge
The 3rd Place Winners from each category will get:
500 AdventureCoins each
Chaos Paintbrush Polearm weapon
Art of Chaos Character Page Badge
The Runner Ups will receive:
200 AdventureCoins each
Art of Chaos Character Page Badge
If your Fan Art is featured in the winning selections (Grand Prize, 2nd place, 3rd place, or Runner Ups ONLY), then you will receive a character page badge in addition to your allotted prize(s). Please note that this IS a contest, so we cannot award prizes to everyone who enters—just the best of the best of the best!
And as always, we reserve the right to award additional prizes for those who go above and beyond!!! (Yes, 3 exclamation marks are totally necessary)
Rules, Rules, Rules!
This is the most important part of the whole contest. Read all the rules below BEFORE entering your Chaos Fan Art submission.
Follow EACH rule if you want your entry to be considered eligible (if you don’t, you will be disqualified).
Only ONE entry per player!
Create Chaos-themed Fan Art using ANY of the Chaos Categories! You can Draw, Paint, Flash, Photoshop, 3D Print, Sculpt, Bake/Decorate, Comic-strip, Cosplay, or create a Stuffed Animal/Plushie of anything relating to Chaos and AQWorlds. There is NO limit to your creativity—so get creative here, folks!
Your Chaos Fan Art MUST BE created by YOU. And only YOU.
100% original artwork created by YOU
NO stealing someone else’s work (we WILL find out if you do, and you will be automatically disqualified)
NO taking in-game art and pasting it on your entry (create the art yourself!)
No teaming up with friends
Your Fan Art entry MUST include yourAQW Character Name somewhere on the picture. Please write/sign your AQW Character Name legibly so I can actually read it =)
Include June 2014 somewhere on your photo. Hooray for timestamps!
Type your AQWorlds Character Name in your Tweet BEFORE submitting.
Include hashtags #Chaos and #AQW in your Tweet BEFORE submitting.
Thank you so much for your continued love & support for all Artix Entertainment games. For the past 11 years, Artix has strived to produce the best free MMOs and RPGs in the whole world, and we could NOT have gotten this far without YOU!
You always have a 5 Star rating in our eyes and in our hearts <3
The second ‘Design a Release Contest’ winner unleashes Chaos upon the AQWorld this Friday!
Last week, you and your fellow heroes dominated the first-ever player-created release, picked from hundreds of submissions in the Design a Release contest. Thousands of heroes banded together to take down the foulest fowl of all: the Cockatrice, designed by fellow player Alastair Q!
And come Friday, May 23, at sundown, it will be time for Runester333 to shine!
Spoiler Alert: Chaos Consumes the Secret Underground Lab…
AdventureQuest Worlds, a land full of arcane magics and tangible chaos, is the brainchild of the tireless mods and programmers who have poured their ideas into it. Unfortunately, they underestimated the true power of the chaos that they created, and the Chaorruption has leaked into the underground lab.
After infecting the programmers, it downloaded their deepest thoughts into the game, creating the Chaorrupted lab.
When Beleen’s dream world became a reality during the Valentine’s Day event, no one thought much of it—it was just another update right? WRONG! Programmer after programmer, all of the AQW team have had their consciousness hacked by the game they created and watched as their own personalities formed new dreamworlds throughout the land of lore (at least it saved some time on programming!).
As the team watched, more and more of their ideas poured into these new worlds, and then it happened. The chaos managed to pull the programmers themselves into the game and Chaorrupted them. With the chaos now more powerful than ever and no programmers to give the players a way to stop it time is running out to save the world of lore from complete chaos.
Can the players band together to save their favorite mods and save the game they love before it is plunged into complete purple havoc?
Who is Runester333?
At the dawn of the plane of Lore, the great mods invited adventurers from other forms of the world, ever so similar but somehow so very different, to inhabit this new realm: AdventureQuest Worlds. The mods granted these heroes a taste of adventure that the adventurers couldn't resist.
Not long after, the mods formed the chaos to see what it would do. No one was prepared for what happened next, and since then, Runester333 has been travelling through Lore offering what help he can in subduing this ghastly incorporeal purple entity.
Having no true form of its own, it has been Chaorrupting all of the mods’ original creations into new, abhorrent, yet somehow awesome, creations. Runester stands ever ready, waiting for Chaos’s next move, and his next chance to advance the fight against it. In this penultimate hour, Runester has allied himself with new adventurers throughout Lore, readying himself for Chaos’s final stand!
How did Runester333 start playing AQWorlds?
Runester started his AE adventures after a recommendation from a school friend back in 2005. Per his request, Runester333 signed up and logged in… and he instantly fell in love with the game. It filled a niche in the gaming market that nothing at the time could quite replicate. As AE added game after game, Runester tried his hand at each of them, and is still active in most.
However, AQW is by far his favorite (yay! We think so too!). He started playing back in the Beta phase after seeing the ad on the original AdventureQuest, and has been playing AQW ever since. Runester333 has done his best to collect every character page badge and rare that he could over the years, and has made oh-so-many tough choices on which rares to keep.
“That's the ingenuity in the game—all the chaos that it pumps out!” exclaims Runester333. “There's so many amazing people working to add more and more great ideas, great items, and overall great experiences, it just keeps you coming back every week!”
What inspired Runester333 to enter this contest?
“Frappuccino, check. Cyberhunter shirt, check. AQW calendar posters, check. Writing space is ready—and the memories come flooding back!
“I had actually posted a longer, vaguer version of this release onto the AQW feature and functionality suggestion forum just a few weeks prior to the contest, thinking that it would never make it up the ranks and dreaming of an event-design contest. To my utter amazement… a few weeks later the announcement for the contest was posted.
“The stars has aligned and my goal was set, so I set to the work of filling in a more specific plot, designing items, quests, dialogue, everything that need to go into it, painstakingly ensuring that it complied with all the contest regulations. Several hours and one massive headache later (I finally really understand how important the coffee machine is to you guys!) I had my outline designed and I posted it.
“I had a very weird dream—one that I vaguely remember—which inspired the original concept on the idea, and from there I tried to model it a little after the first Lionfang event that was my all-time favorite event. And to this day, is the reason that Halloween is my favorite holiday.
“After all these years you guys manage to consistently improve every game, but AQW has that community aspect to it along with the history, the legacy, and the memories… it's just an overall incredible game and the chance to have actually influenced the game like this is a dream come true. I can't wait to see servers full of players enjoying my ideas and knowing that I helped each of them make another memory and hopefully a few will have their "Lionfang event experience," that one release that they will always remember and will be the reason that they log on again every Friday for years to come.”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, Runester333! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing stories with us!
And come Friday, May 23 at sundown, Runester’s latest story will come to fruition in “The Chaorrupted Lab: Out of the Purple” at www.AQ.com !
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The ‘Design a Release Contest’ winner will unleash his diabolical creation this Friday in AdventureQuest Worlds!
A few weeks ago, AQWorlds hosted our first ever “Design a Release Contest,” where 1 grand prize winner would get to see their ideas come to life in a brand new in-game weekly release.
But there’s a problem: you guys and gals are just too darn good at storytelling. So we choose 2 grand prize winners: Alastair Q, and Runester333!
This Friday at sundown, you will be making history alongside AdventureQuest Worlds, as you and your fellow heroes embark upon our first-ever player-created weekly release, “The Fell Beast” by Alastair Q!
Spoiler Alert: Gaze into the Mirror Realm…
Once the twisted playground of a foul Warlock, the forces of Order at last razed this evil construction to the ground at the zenith of the Great War against the forces of Alteon. Only the spirits of the fallen lurk here... along with the cursed Warlock's detestable minions.
Though the war is over in the Mirror Realm, darkness still broods in the heart of King Alteon the Imbalanced's accursed realm. A foul beast known only as a harbinger of disease and rot, the Cockatrice, runs amok without master or influence, ready to strike at the armies of the Champion of Order, Mirror Drakath.
For a while, the beast was trouble enough, carrying intelligence unlike its brethren, but now, events have taken a turn for the worst. Carrying still a semblance of its master's malevolence within, the Cockatrice has stolen from Mirror Drakath and his forces the most vital prize in the Mirror Realm; the Egg containing the developing 13th Beast of Order.
Hiding in the ruins of the Dark Warlock's Dungeon, the beast guards its prize, and you and Mirror Drakath must first locate this foul creature.
First, you will be heading to Battleoff and Brightfall to question those there as to the beast's whereabouts, before heading into the dark dungeon with Mirror Drakath and facing the hordes of undead who make their home there, all before slaying the fell Cockatrice once and for all!
Unless you are able to defeat the beast and keep the Egg intact, the realms will be thrown out of balance, allowing Chaos its final victory in your world and those beyond!
Who is Alastair Q?
Alastair Q is the sort of good-hearted hero who helps the helpless and defends the defenseless, all without expecting a reward from them—the true reward is the satisfaction gained from making someone's life better.
Before falling down a mountain and travelling down the path against Chaos, Alastair Q was simply a mercenary aligned with Good. If there was a job that needed doing, he did, but only if his moral principles would not be violated as a result.
As Sepulchure's forces marched closer to Swordhaven, Alastair took an oath upon himself to protect the realm he loved and to vanquish—or at least slow the process of the Undead, for what mortal can face a Doomknight of the shadow? After the climactic battle in Swordhaven and the subsequent Chaorruption of King Alteon, Alastair swore to do whatever it takes in order to defeat Drakath, all without breaking his morals.
Now, Alastair is more of a lone gun. Even though he will team up when needed, most of the time he's riding solo in his adventures across Lore, gaining the respect of all factions affected by Chaos so as to have the full might of Lore's armies behind him when marching to bring an end to Chaos on Lore.
How did Alastair start playing AQWorlds?
Originally, Alastair was playing the original AdventureQuest back in 2008. He slayed hundreds of foul beasts until he saw an advertisement for AQW, and he thought he may as well go and try it out.
Alastair did, and since 2009, he hasn’t stopped playing!
“I can't really describe what I enjoy about AQW - the beautiful background art, the music (especially in the newer areas), there are just too many details to pin-point.
“If there is anything I love especially, it is the wide range of items available for customization, allowing me to make my character the way I want him to be, without having to worry about what combination of items will be best for combat and instead, being able to enjoy the game, as was intended.”
What inspired Alastair to enter the contest:
“For me, the contest was a means to create a nice, standalone release which connected to the Chaos Saga, which players could enjoy and play through.
"My primary reason for choosing to enter was to contribute to AQW's canon - to form a part of AQW history and play a role, no matter how small, in adding to in-game lore.
“The second reason would have to be the Cockatrice itself - a very unique beast which rather surprisingly, was not yet present in AQW. There I saw my niche, and built my release around the monster whilst still attempting to retain that blend of humor and seriousness that makes AQW so appealing each and every week.
“The final reason includes the Mirror Realm. All of the other area choices were each appealing in their own way - but the Mirror Realm is perhaps the least unexplored of their own, and being a mirror image of our own Lore, the possibilities for a release were endless! Mirroring the approach of the 13th Lord of Chaos and the end of the Chaos Saga, I pictured things would be going equally well for the forces of Order as they were for Chaos, and so the idea of the 13th Beast of Order came to be.
“Overall, all these reasons are why I chose to join the contest, to try and immortalize an enjoyable release into AQW's canon.
“If I lost, I could at least have the satisfaction of knowing I tried, so I thought I may as well give it a shot. And in the end, is that not what matters - to keep on trying even after loss?”
Such inspiration from an aspiring hero! On behalf of the entire AQWorlds team and all the players who defend the world of Lore, we cannot wait to experience Alastair Q’s release, The Fell Beast, happening this Friday night at www.AQ.com. (Runester333's release will take place within the next few weeks!)