Design Notes

April 30, 2015

Fyreborn Tigermaster Leaves Tomorrow

Last Chance for Fyreborn TigerMaster AC Tier Packages

Things are heating up in Embersea Isle as the Firestorm Onslaught begins its invasion of the Ring of Fires... and now YOU can get your gauntlets on the hottest mount armor yet: the Fyreborn TigerMaster! Starting this Friday, February 20th, at 6 PM server time, get your gauntlets on our first AC package of the year: the Fyreborn TigerMaster gear!

Fyreborn TigerMaster set comes with all 3 AC packages

We've got a lot of amazing gear coming up over the next couple months (Dage's birthday shop, Legion DoomKnight Class, Friday the 13th, and more), so if you need to restock your ACs, now's the time!*

Dark Fyreborn TigerMaster: 12000 AC Package 

Get all 23 items with a 12,000 AC package - 7 items exclusive to the 12k AC package plus every item included in the other two AC packages.

Dark Fyreborn TigerMaster set comes with 12k AC package

  • 4 armors (Fyreborn TigerMaster, Dark Fyreborn TigerMaster, Dark Fyreborn Guard, and the Fyreborn Guard)
  • 10 weapons
  • 4 helms
  • 2 capes
  • 3 pets
  • and the TigerMaster character page badge!

Fyreborn TigerMaster: 5000 AC Package 

Get 13 items with a 5,000 AC package and dominate Lore from the back of a ferocious tiger!

  • 2 armors (Fyreborn TigerMaster and the Bright Fyreborn Guard)
  • 6 weapons
  • 2 helms
  • 1 cape
  • 2 pets

Fyreborn TigerMaster: 2000 AC Package 

Get 6 items with a 5,000 AC package and battle through Lore from the back of your own tamed tiger mount!

  • 1 armors (Fyreborn TigerMaster)
  • 1 weapon
  • 2 helms
  • 1 cape
  • 1 pets
Tags: Alina,

April 30, 2015




Yulgar's Inn is getting a stage... bring on the bands!

Hiya guys! Thank you for cheering on the idea of putting a stage in Yulgars Inn. It is actually happening!!! I would like to introduce our "house band" THE NPCS! Lots more on this unique and crazy group of monsterous musicians later... because... we have just booked our first real-life musical guest, Synderes! Now this next bit of info is probably going to shock you... especially after you watch Synderes' music videos for Enemy Inside and Expendable (I really like Expendable because it prominently features a creepy Slenderman type figure.) Ok, ready? Brace yourself... the lead singer and guitarist of this band are truely, really, legit HUGE AQWorlds and DragonFable players. To prove it, I asked them to come to the Lab and film and episode of AdventureCouch for you! O_O  <-- Face guide. Thank you all for helping put the "Yulgar's Inn Evolution" in motion. Check back tomorrow... because *TRIPLE DRUM SLAM* (You know... like "BAM BAM BAMMMMMM" to be all dramatic.) I am going to write you a design notes post every day for the next week. Because I miss you. Also, I want to cause lots more trouble! Want to join me?

Releasing Friday, May 29! CLICK HERE and read all about it!


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April 29, 2015

Face Cinderclaw the Ravenous

Face Cinderclaw, Guardian of the Phoenixrise Gates!

Long before the Queen of Monsters was freed, Cinderclaw the Ravenous stalked the molten caverns beneath the Phoenixrise Gates. Mothers throughout the Firestorm Islands threatened to send their children to him if they misbehaved, and many foolhardy adventurers dared to enter his realm... and never returned.

free rpg mmo tiger minotaurCinderclaw concept and Flash art by Laken

But that was before the Firestorm Onslaught... before Tyndarius was chosen by the Queen to serve as her Fire General in our world. Now, Cinderclaw has been tamed - barely - but will ONLY answer to those who have formally sworn to serve the Mother of Monsters.

This Friday, brave the deep, dark Fyreborn Caverns beneath the Phoenixrise Gates and face down Cinderclaw the Ravenous! Since the Firestorm Onslaught rose, he has gone without food - because all surplus personnel have been conscripted for a much more terrifying purpose - and he is VERY eager to feed - on YOU!


April 29, 2015

AQWeekly Newsletter: May 1, 2015

Wanna win 100,000 AdventureCoins? Here’s your chance! 

Win 100,000 Adventure Coins! Phoenix Rising Obsidia Play Now New in Game Next Week FyreBorn Mauler SetLooks like you're gonna Battle On all weekend long! Thanks for playing AdventureQuest Worlds, and a special Thank You to all our wonderful Legends for supporting the game!

Battle On!
Alina, Dage & the AQWorlds Team


April 27, 2015

Log in to win 100000 ACs!

Log in until Friday for a chance to win 100,000 ACs or other prizes!

From now until 12 PM Friday, May 1st, log in for a chance to win 100,000 Adventure Coins! (That is over $500 worth of ACs!) That's enough to set a hero up for life... or unlife, for all you necromancers out there. 

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  • Must be level 10 or higher
  • Log in each day to increase your chances of winning
  • DOUBLE your chances of winning if you have an active membership

Once the release goes live, our team of volunteers will run through all the AQW servers and find heroes level 10 or higher who are actively battling monsters. We'll choose MANY people from that list and award a free pet or weapon to those lucky winners!

Prizes will be awarded on Friday, May 1st... we hope to see you online so we can battle alongside you!


April 27, 2015

Friday: The Phoenix Rises

Battle through the Fyreborn Caverns this weekend!

Pass through the Pheonixrise Gates to enter a restricted area entirely controlled by the Firestorm Onslaught. Tread very carefully and keep your weapons close at hand, because each Firestorm Warrior has pyro-battle magic hotter than their tempers! Battle your way through the maze of corundum caverns and defeat the dread beast Cinderclaw the Ravenous! The fate of Embersea will rest in your hands... IF you survive!

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Find the Cinderclaw Armor set, the Fyreborn Mauler, and the Firestorm Tempest General gear this Friday!

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The story so far...

If you haven't played through the Firestorm Onslaught storyline yet, you're missing out on one of the hottest zones in AQWorlds! Read on to find out what you've missed, and how you begin your adventures to save the people of Embersea from the Queen of Monster's fieriest general!

Embersea Isle: Talk to Warlord Kyron in Embersea Islae as he and the townspeople of Embersea prepare for war against the Firestorm Onslaught and struggle to survive the deadly plague they've unleashed!  /Join embersea to begin the adventure!

Pyrewatch Peak: Battle to reach Pyrewatch Peak, where the sick have gathered for protection. With attacks on the rise, your skill and courage are needed to help defend the weak and innocent! /Join pyrewatch to begin the adventure once you've completed quests in Embersea!

Mount ShadowFlame: Join Empress Gravelyn, ruler of the Shadowscythe, her newly-resurrected father, Sepulchure the DoomKnight, and Akriloth the Fire Dragon as they move to take Tyndarius and the Queen of Monsters down! /Join Shadowflame to take part in the ShadowDragon War!

Feverfew Falls: Fight to escape the Blazebinder’s trap in Feverfew Falls! Attacks by the Firestorm Onslaught are increasing, and when the temple is destroyed, a horrible fate befalls many of those who had escaped Tyndarius' army! /Join feverfew to begin the adventure once you've completed quests in Pyrewatch!


April 26, 2015

AQW Release Feedback Poll

Give us your feedback on what's most important to you!

We want to make the games and releases that you want to play, and getting your thoughts, ideas, and opinions is how we do that! Click on the image below or follow this link to vote in our poll! Then share more feedback with me on Twitter, Faceebook, Reddit, or the forum!free rpg mmo release poll


April 25, 2015

Don't Miss This Gear

Mark Your Calendars So You Don't Miss Out!

We've released a lot of amazing package sets over the last couple months, but it's time to swap them out for NEW gear!


April 24, 2015

Save the Seraphic Order

Root out Treason as the Undead Legion Advances!

Dage the Evil, Lord of the Undead Legion and ruler of the Underworld has many plans for this world... and one order of warriors - the Seraphic Paladins - is dedicated to stopping him! This weekend, continue your adventures in the "Dage's Betrayal" storyline when you /join seraph! 

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Help Darkon root out Dage's spies, defeat the Darkness infecting the Order, and discover just how deep betrayal can cut! 

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Battle the boss for a chance to get his weapons or a lost little draglin pet*

Dage the Evil: The First Betrayal

If you're just joining us, you'll want to /join darkfortress to begin Dage's storyline. Battle through Nulgath’s Shifting Planes cavern as Dage the Evil in the final tests to earn his Mark of Mastery and became one of Lore’s most feared Necromancers./Join darkfortress to take down Nulgath’s most loyal minions to prove that you are worthy of leading the Undead Legion… but be wary, because Nulgath the ArchFiend is deadly, and he will exploit any angle in order to stop his apprentice from ascending!

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Play as Dage the Evil and begin the quest for your Mark of Mastery.... if you survive, NOTHING will be able to stop you from rising to rule the Underworld!

Unlock the Seraphic Paladin Gear

Created by Laken (the staff member), once you raise your personal victory meter to 100 and unlock the final boss fight, you'll also gain access to a shop full of reward gear! The Laken's Adherent Armor and helm drop from the release boss and will be available until May 25th!

Laken's Adherent, Bright Draglin, Cybernetic Assassin, and Cybernetic Acolyte

*Crafted by our own Eonaleth as a birthday gift from her to all of you! (There is a 2nd pet dropping off one of the most sluggish monsters in the entire game. Happy hunting!)


April 24, 2015

Obsidia Necromancer is Here!

Unlock the Obsidia Necromancer Set with a 12k AC Package

Starting at 6PM, become a bone-ified ruler of the underworld! Unlock the entire Obsidia Necromancer set plus a color-customizable version of the armor and helm with a 12000 AdventureCoin package. 

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And for a limited time, the Obsidia Necromancer set will also be available for individual purchase from your game menu. 

The 12000 AC package comes with the full regular set plus a color-customizable version of each item:

  • 2 armors
  • 4 helms
  • 2 capes
  • 4 staves

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The in-game Obsidia Necromancer Rares shop leaves May 29th, and includes:

  • Obsidia Necromancer Armor
  • Obsidia Hood
  • Obsidia Skull
  • Obsidia Necromancer Wrap
  • Cernunecros Skull Staff

Origins of the Obsidia Necromancer

The name of the Obsidia Necromancer is an homage to the very first Necromancer in AE's games - Kaley Obsidia, from the original AdventureQuest! A powerful sorceress who can raise and control the dead, she seeks the answers that lie hidden behind the ordinary, everyday lives we live. The NPC is based on a real staff member, one of the first Artix Entertainment team members from 2003, but who fortunately does NOT go around raising the dead!

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Dage, being the Evil-appreciating artist he is, has always enjoyed Necromancer classes, and was inspired by the art of the original AdventureQuest when he created this set. You'll also be able to find variants of it coming in two of our future games: AdventureQuest: Battleon (for mobile) and AdventureQuest 3D! 



April 24, 2015

Good Vs Evil Weapon Poll

Update: The Gilded Champion's Blade WINS!

Earlier this week, we asked you to head over to the AQWorlds Facebook page now and share the picture of the weapon YOU like best! The picture with the most shares by tonight at 6 PM would release in-game this weekend for 0 ACs! With a 300-share difference (1644 > 1347) between the two, I present to you...

The Winner: Gilded Champion's Blade

Find this beautiiful blade by Memet in Cleric Joy's Battleon Assorted Shop for 0 ACs this weekend!

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NOT The Winner: Crimson Shadow's Edge

Never fear, we won't throw this awesomely-dark art from Memet away. It'll just head into the Rainy Day reward pile... and will release at some point in the future.

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The next time we do a weapon poll, if you don't want to see your favorite head into the reward limbo, better get out there and vote!


April 24, 2015

We Need Your Screenshots

Submit your best screenshot and we'll put it on!

If you've visited the homepage recently, you've seen the cool, super-clean new look it's got. But now we need new screenshots of the AQWorlds, to make sure they're as shiny as the site is! Send us your best screenshots of you and/or your friends battling, taking down bosses, looking awesome in cutscenes, chatting, and playing the game on Facebook or Twitter. We'll choose the most engaging shots and upload them to the screenshots page on!



  • Screenshots should not be edited, just a straight, unaltered picture from the game. 
  • Minimize your in-game chat. 
  • Do not crop your screenshot; we'll do that if it's needed
  • In battlescenes, try to show class skills or monster attacks going off. 
  • If you're taking a cutscene screenshot, appearance counts (so equip your best gear!)

Cysero's Secrets Of The Screenshotting Masters!

Taking a screenshot may seem like pretty simple stuff once you learn how to do it but we all hard to learn sometime. 


Earlier this week Artix and I decided to spend a little time in AQW talking to you guys and it seemed to both of us that a lot of you had no idea how to take a screenshot and capture the moment you met your all-time very, very, VERY favorite AE Dev...

...Or Artix.

We decided to make a quick video explaining some fairly fast and easy methods, namely LightShot and the Snipping Tool. You can watch the video here

We were amazed by how many people started using our methods and thaking us for teaching them how to do this, so we're putting it here for anyone else who might want to learn how to take screenies of their favorite gaming moments.  

There are other methods, like just hitting the PRT SC (Print Screen) key on your keyboard which captures your whole display and Pasting into a new file in a basic art program like Paint, but using the Snipping tool is faster and using Lightshot is even faster still and also great for storing and sharing your files with your friends. And it's all FREE!

Happy Screenshotting! 


April 23, 2015

Congratulations, J6!

Today is J6's 10 Year Anniversary with Artix Entertainment!

J6, aka The BountyHunter, has been creating art with Artix Krieger and the rest of the AE team for the last TEN years! In that amount of time, he could have traveled 58,784,998,170 miles away if he were moving at the speed of light... but we are glad he isn't, because he wouldn't have been here creating the amazing backgrounds, items, and character art we love so much.

Help us celebrate J6's anniversary with the free J6 Anniversary Helm, now available in the Hyperium shop! If you want to give him a shout-out directly, find him on Twitter!

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April 22, 2015

Yulgar's Inn Evolution?

Simple yet awesome ideas

Yulgar's Inn is the most fun place to hang out and talk to other players in AdventureQuest Worlds. When designing the 3D version of the Inn, we brainstormed a few ideas. They were good. Really good. So... why not do them in AQWorlds right now?



Add a stage in Yulgar's Inn and add a live band! But not just one band... bring in musical guests to perform at the Inn on a regular schedule. We could listen to and discover new bands there... and it would be cool to get bands to "come to Battleon" as part of their tours. In between special guest bands, we could have a regular house band "The NPCS." They could have quests to go out and find sheets of music across that game that would unlock songs. So you could manag eyoru music selection... or maybe, we could let you access that music no matter where you were in the game.


The cast of characters in Yulgar's Inn could change daily. For example: Galanoth shows up with a new list of DragonSlaying quests. The next day a cursed weapon merchant appears with a shop of items and odd enhancements. Then the next day, a DragonLord shows up offering to teach you how to fly a Dragon. We would build a huge number of possibilities, and then the game would randomly choose one each day. If there was an overaching quest which required doing a part of each one it would reward players who checked in every day.


One of my favorite parts of the game is the Museum. It starts off empty and you fill it up as you quest. We could have a few "Save Battleon" themed quests that would result in the Inn's appearance changing based on how yo udo the quests. Example: Slay the evil dragon and the Dragon's head gets mounted about the fireplace.


I love the dart board, but how about we take it to the next level? What if we added an idle game right into Yulgar's Inn. That is a game that runs automatically as long as you are in the Inn... it sorta plays for you, you just make decisions periodically. It would be the ultimate "other thing" to do while you hang out in the Inn. Think Cookie Clicker or our mobile game "AdventureQuest Dragons". I am completely open to game concept ideas... like sending moglins off to collect things for you. The concept should be ultra simple and get completely insano bonkers crazy as you get in the upper limits of it. (While we are at it, we should make a tamagotchi pet game for Aria's petshop.)

What do you think? Let me know on my Twitter of Facebook.

P.S. You know that star creature that fell from the sky crashing into the Inn? I think it was a scout for a larger force. Be careful.

Tags: Artix,

April 21, 2015

This Friday: Undead Legion Treason

Battle to Save the Seraphic Paladins from the Undead Legion!

The Saga of Dage's Betrayl continues this Friday with the "Laken's Rise: Undead Legion Infiltration" story release! Battle to save the Seraphic Paladins from the treason, betrayal, and murder lurking in the shadows of their Fortress! Aid Darkon, commander of the Order, as you seek out spies sent by the Undead Legion, then help purge the Order of Dage’s dark influence.

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The Order of Seraphic Paladins are charged with keeping Lore safe from Evil... specifically the kind Dage and Nulgath spread thoughout our world! But something is amiss... 




Talk to Darkon when you /join Seraph this weekend and answer the call of the Seraphic Paladins as they seek out the spies sent by the Undead Legion! Then use your personal victory tracker to make sure you've purged every member of the Legion... or Dage's dark influence will continue to grow!

Make sure you're up to date!

Battle through Nulgath’s Shifting Planes cavern as Dage the Evil in the final tests to earn his Mark of Mastery and became one of Lore’s most feared Necromancers./Join darkfortress to take down Nulgath’s most loyal minions to prove that you are worthy of leading the Undead Legion… but be wary, because Nulgath the ArchFiend is deadly, and he will exploit any angle in order to stop his apprentice from ascending! 

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Play AS Dage the Evil and begin the quest for your Mark of Mastery. Once you have that, your time as Nulgath's apprentice will be over! But beware: the Shifting Planes caverns are NOT for the unwary. You never know from one step to another where you'll end up. Oh.

There are only two rules in the Caverns:

  1. DON'T touch the skull with red glowing eyes.
  2. Sometimes, to survive, you have to break the rules.

April 20, 2015

Player Choice Weapon Poll

Vote on Facebook to decide which weapon we release!

Starting this Wednesday, April 22nd, vote to decide which of the two weapons below we'll release this week! We'll reveal the final weapon art on Facebook, then YOU get to vote for which we'll release by sharing the picture of your favorite!

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This Friday, the 0 AC weapon will be release in-game!


April 20, 2015

Friday: Dage's Obsidia Necromancer

Unlock the Obsidia Necromancer Set with a 12k AC Package

Starting this Friday, April 24th, at 6PM, become a bone-ified ruler of the underworld!* Unlock the entire Obsidia Necromancer set plus a color-customizable version of the armor and helm with a 12000 AdventureCoin package. 

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And for a limited time, the Obsidia Necromancer set will also be available for individual purchase from your game menu. Find more details about this Friday's package, limited time rares shop, and a full item breakdown in this week's Design Notes!

* Credit for this day's punniest necro joke goes to King Brentan, one of our long-time heroes and Twitter folloers!


April 17, 2015

Save the World with Captain Lore

The Earth Day 2015 Seasonal Event is Live!

Be a hero, join the clean-up crew to save the world from the evils of pollution! Captain Lore is back and he needs your help again! /Join pollution to help Captain Lore battle General Pollution, the foulest villain around, free his eco-friendly energy platform from the chaotic clutches of General Pollution! Reduce, reuse, and recycle as many elementals as you can to unlock Captain Lore's shop and gain access to the greenest gear in the game! 

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He also needs your help fighting on the side of nature to keep a smog-spewing factory closed for good. Once the largest source of pollution in Lore, the long-abandoned Totengeld Factory has been consumed by nature and has become a habitat to many forms of life. 

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But now, the CEO of Totengeld Industries has been released from jail and intends to reopen the factory’s doors. It’s up to you to stop him before he destroys Lore with his toxic waste - and dominates it with his mind-controlling energy drinks! Tonight, /join totengeld to start the battle!

Need help battling through the Earth Day seasonal event? Check out the event guide in the Lorepedia!


April 17, 2015

New AQWorld's Website!

Now responsive and mobile friendly

AQworlds Responsive Website

Hiya guys! We really hope you like AdventureQuest World's new webside design. It is now responsive and mobile friendly. May favorite part is that you can access the Play button from every single page. It is in the upper right corner. The navigation is really easy to use too... especially on phones and tablets. I would like to thank Miko for all of her hard work on this update. There are still a lot more pages to convert to this new format, so you will see things continually improving over the next few weeks. If you find any bugs or problems please send Miko and I a bug report at!

AQWorlds Website Now works on all devices

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April 16, 2015

Feed Your Fear This Weekend

Upgrade to Battle Through the Nightmare Realm!

Battle through the Land of Dreams and Nightmares in the ultimate test of courage! Face your fears, fight to stay alive, and learn who sent you on this deadly - and mysterious - quest. JUST as you arrive at the Phoenixrise Gate... Memet the Nightmare Moglin appears! She's got a terrifying test for Legends this weekend... all to satisfy a mysterious stranger and their need to know more about YOU!

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Legends can /join nightmare to begin the Nightmare Gauntlet. Face some of the most horrifying fears Memet can through at you:

  • Clowns
  • Snakes
  • Spiders
  • Needles
  • Heights
  • and more!

Note: you'll need to have completed the Legend-only Brimstone release to begin Memet's trials. If you're all up to date, /join nightmare and talk to Memet, then watch the first cutscene to begin!

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Find horrifyingly-cool gear in Memet's shop, plus some nightmarish item drops from monsters inside the Gauntlet! 

The Vaderix Have Attacked the Guardiant Tower!

ALL heroes can /join comet tonight and battle the Vaderix! This invader (and its spawn) rode the comet that struck Battleon's Guardian Tower on Monday. Take on the Vaderix in this first encounter with a nightmarish new species of monster!

The Vaderix has a chance to drop its armor, helm, and cape for heroes brave enough to battle it!

Don't miss any of this weekend's other exciting releases:

What are YOU most afraid to face in this weekend's release? Tell us on Facebook, on Twitter, on Reddit, and the forums!


April 16, 2015

AQWeekly News: April 17

New Game Releases on Friday!

New game release in online mmorpg Adventure Quest Worlds

Brandish your blade, conjure your spells, and join over 17 million players in the ever-expanding world full of quests and adventure! That’s why we call it... AdventureQuest Worlds! This week’s newest game release features our first-ever free player Pets, the Armor of Awe, and much more. 

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April 15, 2015

The Armor of Awe

Begin the quest to create the set this Friday!

The Blade of Awe is one of the most iconic weapons in Artix Entertainment's game arsenal... but it's not the ONLY Awe-some equipment in the series! This Friday, begin your quest to unlock one of the brightest and most noble armors in AdventureQuest Worlds: the Armor of Awe!

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Three Ways to Unlock the Armor of Awe Quests

Talk to Valencia in the Museum and head to the crossroads to begin your quest for glory, fame, and AWE!

AQW Legends:

  • Buy the Legendary Awe Pass from Valencia to begin the quests immediately!

AQ Guardians:

  • Have rank 5 Blade of Awe reputation
  • Be at least level 35 
  • Buy the Guardian Awe Map from Valencia to begin the quests!

Everyone else:

Once you have unlocked the Armor of Awe quests, prepare to BATTLE! You'll need to complete a quest to gather each of the following armor pieces:

  • Breastplate
  • Pauldron
  • Vambrace
  • Gauntlets
  • Greaves
  • Helm

Each of the above quests will reward you with one "Piece of Awe Armor" merge item. Once you have all six pieces, you can create the Armor of Awe set in Valencia's merge shop!

History of the Armor of Awe

In the original AdventureQuest, the Armor of Awe was first worn by King Awethur; after he turned evil, the guardians of the old kingdoms trapped him in a tomb, then broke his weapon, the Blade of Awe and had hidden the pieces. 

In DragonFable, the Armor of Awe has not yet been found, but Valencia and the Hero work with Trey Surehunter to find the Blade of Awe during the Earth Orb Saga. Once they do, some pretty wicked events take place (you should play them here!). Ultimately, they find and BREAK the Blade of Awe, mirroring the actions in AdventureQuest, their alternate timeline.

Dage the Evil, our lead item artist, has been a fan of the original AdventureQuest for years, and is still really inspired by the art and stories from those early years. He's created an updated look for the Armor of Awe in AQWorlds so that all of you can enjoy it, too!


April 14, 2015

Face Your Fears This Friday

Legend-only Nightmare Realm Story Release!

JUST as you arrive at the Phoenixrise Gate... Memet the Nightmare Moglin appears! She's got a terrifying test for Legends this Friday... all to satisfy a mysterious stranger and their need to know more about YOU!

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This Friday, Legends can /join nightmare to begin the Nightmare Gauntlet. Face some of the most horrifying fears Memet can through at you:

  • Clowns
  • Snakes
  • Spiders
  • Needles
  • Heights
  • and more!

We asked you guys and the other AE team members what their worst fears were, then we worked those into this release! 

Our Fears and yours... O_O

Everyone's afraid of something. Failure, germs, their mother... whatever it is, it takes a strong person to face their fear and trample over it until it can't hurt them anymore.

  • Dolls: When I was little, I used to have this recurring nightmare about an army of dolls with weapons marching into my room. I would always wake up right before they attacked, so in THIS week's release, if you beat the dolls, something wicked-awesome happens. Take THAT, you porcelein horror-beasts!
  • Tiny holes: We WERE going to have you battle Trypophobia: the fear of small holes. Memet (the staff member) wanted a room FILLED with small holes, lotus blossoms, and eyes where eyes should not be. But yesterday, when I was checking in on J6 (our lead background artist) and his progress on the map art... he made a request he's NEVER asked for before: "Can we get someone else to tackle Trypophobia?  It genuinely grosses me out. I stopped at the research phase. Couldn't even continue."

So I got revenge against my nightmare of the past, J6 learned he's afraid of tiny little holes, and we have a NEW plan for the 6th fear: needles. This is probably for the best, as the the picures of lotus seeds on skin are REALLY gross. 

What are YOU most afraid to face in this week's release? Tell us on Facebook, on Twitter, on Reddit, and the forums!


April 14, 2015

New Mobile Game Announced!

A free single-player arcade-survival game coming soon

The creative minds behind the PvP MMO EpicDuel have teased about a "big, exciting announcement" for the past few weeks. But today is a very special day, because that well-kept secret is finally being revealed…  


Titan, Nightwraith, Charfade and Rabblefroth have been secretly developing a new mobile game entitled “BioBeasts” while also working on EpicDuel (woah, they must drink A LOT of coffee!). Today we’re excited to showcase the progress the EpicDuel team has made so far!


BioBeasts Bio

BioBeasts will be a free, single-player arcade-survival game for mobile devices (Android and iOS) where you control a mutating beast fighting to escape from a robot-controlled laboratory. You will control a variety of beasts as they try to escape from a lab run by the sadistic Alydriah. Defend yourself against a horde of robot guards, laboratory defenses, and hulking bosses as you claw, bite, blast, and bash your way to freedom! Unlock new beasts with special powers and obtain potent mutations to experiment with as the game progresses.

The team is already well into development and have a number of screenshots posted on their shiny new website:! Check it out and peruse the BioBeasts FAQ.


Be sure to post your questions and suggestions on the new site! The team will respond to your questions in a post on Friday (April 17). You can also follow all the exciting new announcements for BioBeasts on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

Bring on the BioBeasts!


April 14, 2015

FREE Pets to Good Home

Aria's new Daily Pet Quest is for ALL Heroes!

CALLING ALL HEROES! Talk to Aria in the Pet Shop in Battleon to begin her daily quests to bring Twilly, Zorbak, or Twig pets along with you as your adventure through Lore! 

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Most of the time, you can only unlock pets in AdventureQuest Worlds when you upgrade your account with a membership*, but these three moglins see something special in you, and don't want to miss a moment of the action!

It will take 30 days to gather all of the resources needed to bring one of these awesome pets with you... but you'll be able to collect all three in just 90 days! 

* Battlepet versions of these three pets will be added next week, so your battle companions can do damage for you! (After the server rewrite, the goal is to let your battlepets do EXTRA damage for you!)


April 14, 2015

We Love You!

Now’s the chance to share your love, too!

Hiya, hero! As you are reading this, the AQW team and I are excitedly planning for this upcoming Friday release in AdventureQuest Worlds. Can you believe that our small, indie game company can produce brand new game releases every single week—ever since AQW first launched in 2008?!

That’s over 300 new game releases in just one game!!

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You may not know this… but AQW is ENTIRELY supported by players like YOU! We have no financial backers, no stockholders, and no big boys to help us create games for you. There is NO WAY we could possibly keep the game running without YOU, and we cannot thank you enough! *super hugs!*

Everyone on the AQW team is honored to have such heroic heroes (…and vile villains) helping support the game that we all know and love. We could not have made it this far without the support of our AdventureCoins buyers and upgraded Legends, and they will always have a special place in our hearts. Right next to frappichinos and bacon. AND YOU KNOW that’s saying A LOT! #SoMuchLove

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You know that we love AdventureQuest Worlds. And we know that you know that you love AdventureQuest Worlds, too. So we want the whole world to know why you love AQ Worlds!

Within 1-2 sentences, can you tell us why you love AdventureQuest Worlds? Share your love here and have a chance to see your quote on a new chapter in Lorepedia, appropriately named Testimonials!  

On behalf of the entire AdventureQuest Worlds team and all Artix Entertainment staff, we look forward to hearing your thoughts and continuing our adventures alongside you!

Battle on!

xoxox Beleen =D

Submit your awesome quote here!


April 13, 2015

Guardian Tower Strike

Something Fell From the Sky and Hit the Tower?!!?

WOAH!!! Battleon's Guardian Tower has been hit! Will more strikes occur? Better keep your shield over your head, just in case!

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Log in now and talk to Guardian Keenwa for more information, then join us this weekend to find out what's inside! 

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Note: for safety reasons, the Guardian Tower map will be unavailable until Friday. The verification shops will be added to Keenwa in the morning.


April 11, 2015

Clear your Browser Cache

Make sure you are playing the right version of AQW!

Last week, we updated our SSL certificate (which shows that our website is secure and free from dangerous malware). To make sure you (and your friends) are using the most current version of all Artix Entertainment's websites, update your browser cache. That also ensures you have the latest version of the game client.

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Not sure how to update your cache? Click here for more information!


  1. Click on the three dashes in the top right corner.
  2. Click on settings in the menu.
  3. Click on History in the menu on the left.
  4. Click on Clear browsing data...
  5. Select Empty the cache from the list.
  6. Click on Clear browsing data on the bottom. Your browser cache is now empty.
  7. Force Refresh Chrome

Usally a "force refresh" is enough. You can achieve this by pressing the following key combination: Shift + Ctrl + F5

Internet Explorer 11:

  1. Click on the gear wheel in the top right corner.
  2. Click on Safety in the menu.
  3. Click on Delete browsing history in the submenu
  4. Select Temporary Internet files and website files from the list
  5. Click on Delete
  6. On the bottom of the page the browser notifies you when the browsercache is cleared
  7. Force Refresh Internet Explorer 11

Usually a "force refresh" is enough. You can achieve this by pressing the following key combination:Shift + Ctrl + F5


  1. Click on the orange Firefox button in the top left corner.
  2. Move the mouse to Options and click on Options in the submenu.
  3. Click on Advanced
  4. Click on the Network tab.
  5. Click on Clear Now in the Cached Web Content section.

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Another good thing to check is your computer's date and time. Make sure they are up to date! We have had reports of players who use Trend Micro Antivirus and Norton Antivirus' Security Search toolbar getting false warnings that our site is unsafe. Clearing your cache and making sure your computer's date and time are accurate will help prevent this.

If you are having any other issues using our site or upgrading your account, please report it to the Bug Tracker so we can get the problem resolved!


April 10, 2015

Defeat the Blazebinder

Battle through Feverfew Falls to save the Temple!

This weekend, battle to escape the Blazebinder’s trap in Feverfew Falls! /Join Feverfew then try to escape the Deadsea Caverns, defeat Major Thermas, and discover the reason for the Onslaught's attack! What DOES Tyndarius want to do with those his warriors stole?!

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Battle the Blazebinder and Major Thermas to get Feverfew Temple Sigils, then use them to create reward gear in the Feverfew Merge Shop!

  • Memet's AquaPyrrus Mage-Priest Armor
  • Seaside Helms
  • Sea Fury Staff and the Aqua Rage Trident
  • Ring of Bubbles Cape
  • Laken's Firestorm Corporal Armor and Helm

Major Thermas, the Twisted Undine, and the Blazebinder each have a chance to drop a reward, as well!

Gear Going Rare: Grenwog and Friday the 13th

All of the rare gear released with the Dark Carnival (Lucky Day / Friday the 13th) and Grenwog seasonal events will leave the game on Monday, April 13th.

Releases: This weekend and next week

We've got a LOT to do this weekend and next week, so /unsheath your sharpest blade and prepare to battle on!

Join us NEXT Friday for the return of the seasonal Earth Day event, plus Memet's Test: The Nightmare Gauntlet, in which Memet tests just exactly what you do - and don't fear - at the behest of a VERY mysterious, very dark, and very masked stranger! (But not THE Mysterious Stranger, for all you Lorian conspiracy theorists.)


April 10, 2015

Upgrade to Get Exclusive Gear

NEW: Blazerun and Vodarage Tank sets!

Get the most out of AQWorlds when you upgrade your account with a membership, including Legendary Perks like exclusive storylines, challenge monsters, Classes, pets, and GEAR! Unlock more power, exclusive storylines, and super-charged rewards when you upgrade your account! 

Click here for larger image.

All 14 items in the Blazerun and Vodarage Tank armor sets join the 34 existing items in the Legendary Gear shop! Find it in your game menu or talk to Ragnar in Battleon!

Membership Packages: Brightfall and Centaur Lord

When you upgrade your account with a membership package, you unlock exclusive gear! These items rotate regularly, so keep an eye on the Design Notes to see what the next bonus items are! Upgrade packages can be purchased in-game, on our upgrades page, and through the Portal site.

centaur morph in online mmo rpg adventure quest worldsCentaur Lord Mount Armor

Find all the details on the Centaur Lord membership package in this Design Notes post!

  • 12 month membership: 13 items
  • 6 month membership: 10 items
  • 3 month membership: 7 items
  • 1 month membership: 4 items

BrightFall Commander set

The BrightFall Commander set includes:

  • 1 Armor
  • 8 Helms
  • 2 Weapons
  • 4 Capes (including one color-customizable set of wings)
  • a Character Page badge

You can find more details in this Design Notes post!


April 10, 2015

One-Eyed Doll!

AdventureCouch Episode #4

The rock band One-Eyed Doll has a special place in the hearts of the Artix Entertainment video game community. Kimberly is the only "real life" Chaos Lord in the game. The band is currently on tour with their new album Witches. Just before playing a show near the lab they stopped by the AdventureCouch to say hi! Features behind the scenes story of how we met, anti-twin tail combat defense, and a re-enactment of a real life mugging!? Watch, like & subscribe AdventureCouch #4 with One-Eyed Doll on YouTube!

AdventureCouch #4 featuring One-Eyed Doll

Tags: Artix,

April 08, 2015

AQWeekly News: April 10

Rise Up in Feverfew Falls

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The Firestorm Onslaught has attacked Feverfew Falls, destroying the temple and taking hostages. Uncover your enemies’ fiendish plans and put a stop to them before they stop you! 

Also: Artix in Super Smash Bros, new Legend-only gear, and escape the Blazebinder's Trap.

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April 06, 2015

Battle through Feverfew Falls

Escape the Blazebinder's Trap in the Temple!

This Friday, battle to escape the Blazebinder’s trap in Feverfew Falls! The Firestorm Onslaught has attacked, the temple has been destroyed, and many of the refugees and the sick have been taken... but WHY?! Discover Tyndarius’ fiendish plans for the kidnapped children, then fight your way out of the temple to rescue them before YOU become the next to fall!

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After last week's Shadowflame War finale, all 3 sides have called a ceasefire until we learn more of what happened to Akriloth and the host of Fire Dragons. That means YOU need to investigate the explosions you saw from Pyrewatch Peak!

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Word has come from a survivor of the attack: the sick were slaughtered, the temple destroyed, and most of the refugees and their children have been taken. Only the elderly, a few of the temple priests, and those too weak to travel were left behind.

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The traveler warned: the area surrounding the temple has begun to... twist. Creatures of the Falls have begun appearing, but in a much, MUCH more nightmarish form! He advises caution when journeying through the area, as no one can predict what the twisted undines, salamanders and coral creepers will do.

Blazerun and Vodarage Legend-only Gear

Become a member in AQWorlds to unlock the Legend-only shop and get your gauntlets on our newest gear! The Blazerun and Vodarage tank armor sets each contain an armor, 2 helms, 2 capes, and 2 weapons. 

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If you're ALREADY a member, then GOOD NEWS! You can get the gear as soon you log in on Friday! Talk to Ragnar in Battleon to access the shop, or find it in your game menu!

Don't miss this week's other releases:


April 06, 2015

Get Artix in Super Smash Bros

Vote for Artix to Appear in Nintendo's New Game!

OMG! We have a chance to get Artix added into Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U! This is a for a new contest sponsored by Nintendo, and we're going to need everyone's help to do it! Vote here!

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The last time we teamed up, we sent J6 (lead AQW artist) to Space Camp. What do you say, heroes? Should we send Artix to the 3DS and Wii U?  

VOTE if you want Artix to appear in Super Smash Bros! 

Tags: Alina, Vote Artix,

April 03, 2015

Battle the Grenwog for Gear

Our Seasonal Spring Event Returns!

Talk to Cabdury (the friendliest, most inedible bunny in town) in the 2nd frame of the Battleon map to access this year's Egg Hunt quests! Collect the eggs hidden around BattleOn and the rest of the town to unlock the Backpack of Eggs and the Vorpal Bunny pet! (Note: Any Vorpal Bunny will be able to access the quests to get this year's regular Berserker Bunny items. Enjoy!) 

And once you've collected all those, why not try Cabdury's Treat Hunt to unlock the Evolved Berserker Bunny set? The merge items will drop from the bosses in Greenguard Forest.  With an Armor, a Helm, a Spear, and a Long-sword, you'll have a bun-tiful amount of items to choose from! The Evolved Berserker Bunny Armor also requires the drop from the final Vorpal Bunny quest.

Grenwog drops: Rare pet, seasonal color-custom armor

Grenwog gear, collect it all! (Or as much as you can carry):

  • Evolved Berserker Bunny set!
  • Berserker Bunny 14 armor, helm, and longsword!
  • Daisy on your back cape!
  • Mayflower and Marshmallow Cheep pets!
  • Fire Egg Staff, Carrotine Cutter, ChickenCow Club!
  • And much more!
Tags: Alina,

April 03, 2015

ShadowFlames Rising

Battle Through the Fire Dragon Invasion War Finale!

This weekend, fight fire with fire when you /join shadowstrike! Last week, tens of thousands of Heroes battled to determine the fate of Sepulchure, Gravelyn, and the where the Embersea story goes next... and this week, we see the outcome of those choices! Evil triumphed in the ShadowFlame war, and because of that, Sepulchure's fate has been guaranteed! 

aqworlds shadowflame dragon war free rpg mmoEvil won the day... and the war!

Read on to see what WOULD have happened if the other sides in our 3-way war won, but right now, see what you've got coming in this week's release:

  • Sepulchuroth Dragon boss battle in /shadowstrike
  • Ultra Sepulchuroth Dragon boss battle in /gravestrike
  • 2 new sets in the ShadowFlame rares shop
  • A new armor set AND merge versions of the Akriloth's Oblivion blade

The Shepulchuroth monster in /shadowstrike has 6 item drops (including the full Gravelyn's Dragon armor set for 0 ACs). The Ultra Akriloth boss monster in /gravestroke has a 1%, 0AC version of the Akriloth pet! 

Alternate Endings: SPOILERS AHEAD!

Seriously. Stop reading now if you don't want the ending spoiled.




Alright. We good? Good. In any of our 3-way wars, we've planned for several potential outcomes. The Queen of Monsters was always going to rip Sepulchure's spirit from Akriloth's body. But what the winning side of the war determined is what Sepulchure's fate AFTER that would be. To learn what that IS, you'll need to watch the in-gamecutscenes. But if the war had gone differently, here's what we would have seen:

  • If Good had won: Sepulchure would have reappeared as Valen, revealed a secret about Gravelyn's past, and passed on a mysterious power to her before fading away into the darkness. That power now resides inside the Queen of Monsters... but she hasn't discovered it yet. DUN DUN DUN!

  • If the Queen of Monsters had won: Sepulchure's spirit would have been cast into the Chaos Realm that imprisoned her for millennia. He would have been entirely unable to contact Gravelyn, leaving the Queen free to attack her with impunity.

ShadowFlame War Rewards

Check out the newest - and rare - ShadowFlame War Rewards! Find the ShadowScythe DragonLord and The Spawn armor sets in your game menu or when yuo talk to Kyron in Shadowstrike!

Each of the merge shops has a new armor set - the Undead Dragon Morph - PLUS merge versions of the Akriloth's Oblivion Blade and Greater Oblivion Blade (a bigger blade for those who like 'em that way).

The 0AC Akriloth Pet drops from the Ultra Akriloth pet in /gravestrike while the Nightmare Grenwog pet drops from the beast in /grenwog. Which brings us to...

The Grenwog Spring Event Returns!

Talk to Cabdury (the friendliest, most inedible bunny in town) in the 2nd frame of the Battleon map to access this year's Egg Hunt quests! Collect the eggs hidden around BattleOn and the rest of the town to unlock the Backpack of Eggs and the Vorpal Bunny pet! (Note: Any Vorpal Bunny will be able to access the quests to get this year's regular Berserker Bunny items. Enjoy!) 

And once you've collected all those, why not try Cabdury's Treat Hunt to unlock the Evolved Berserker Bunny set? The merge items will drop from the bosses in Greenguard Forest.  With an Armor, a Helm, a Spear, and a Long-sword, you'll have a bun-tiful amount of items to choose from! The Evolved Berserker Bunny Armor also requires the drop from the final Vorpal Bunny quest.

Grenwog gear, collect it all! (Or as much as you can carry):

  • Evolved Berserker Bunny set!
  • Berserker Bunny 14 armor, helm, and longsword!
  • Daisy on your back cape!
  • Mayflower and Marshmallow Cheep pets!
  • Fire Egg Staff, Carrotine Cutter, ChickenCow Club!
  • And much more!

8-Bit Battleon Updates

The 2015 April Fool's Rares Shop (which includes the 8-Bit Yulgar's Inn house) will be leaving on Monday! If you want to continue battling through all the retro maps, you can /join digitalmain and /digitalmaintown!



Tags: Alina,

April 03, 2015

Breakfast for the Queen

From the Diary of... I - Don't Recall. Day 74. Dungeon.


The memories will not stop. That, I think, is the cruelest torment. Even now, in the peak of my despair, I still remember light. And open air. And freedom. That’s what she uses to break you. The memory of happiness can cause the most exquisite torment when you know that those moments will never come again.

I had a name once. I don’t remember it, but I know that it was there. She takes that first, before the breaking begins. A name. It seemed of so little consequence when I was in the light. But I am nothing without it now, not a man, not an individual. I am barely a thing. A nameless “it”, fated to inherit and beget nothing at all.


If there were any justice in this world, any benevolent concept of right that holds sway over all, I would have lost my mind long ago. The burden of sanity is too much to bear, especially when I know how much she has twisted my body. I don’t know how long I have been here for. Time itself has lost meaning for me, but still I endure, being molded to fit the Queen’s desire. The change has been gradual but excruciating. It is as though my body has always looked like this, but I know that isn’t true. When I dream, my body is strong, and my limbs feel like they can stretch into eternity. Not at all like the gnarled form I am forced to confront on waking.

I don’t dream anymore. I am so hungry. I had a daughter. What was her name? Did she ever have one? Did I?

i hunger. where is my queen? it has been so long since my last meal.


Mom told me that if I was ever lost, I should look for the helpers. She said the helpers were the good people who take re…re-spons-a-bility for people who are in trouble. But I can’t find any helpers where I am. I’m lost. Really lost. There’s someone who pretends to be a helper. She brings me sweet things, but she is not a sweet person. She calls me pretty but her voice makes me feel like something crawley is under my skin. She’s weird. She won’t tell me where I am, or where my parents are. She won’t tell me how I got here. She doesn’t even want me to use my name. I scratched my name into the walls of the stone room she put me in just in case. It’s my name. Nobody can tell me what to do with it.

Scary Lady came to my stone room today. She called me pretty, and asked me if I remember where I came from. I told her, and she got mad. It got even worse when she asked me my name. She took me to the Dark Place then. She said that I would remember my stone room like a palace when I was down there. She said that she would break me. But she’s not going too, because I am not a toy, and I can’t be played with and broken just like that. She’s wrong.

She came to the Dark Place today with a torch. She calls me pretty. Like it’s my name. She says she wants the memory of light to be in my head, so when it goes out, the darkness will come back stronger. But what if that’s wrong? What if you can fight the darkness, any darkness, with the light that you remember? Can you drink light like you drink water? I hope you can, that way the light will stay in my stomach when she takes it away again. I will not break. My name is not Pretty.

It’s been a long time since Scary Lady came by with a torch. But I remember its light. All I have to do is close my eyes and it’s there. She came down to the Dark Place and asked me if I want to see my parents. Why? Why did I say yes? I knew that it was a trick, but I was so lonely and I wanted to see them so bad. Why why why why why? When I said yes, I saw her smile for the first time. It felt like I could see the world breaking in her smile, everything, light, names, happiness, all crumbling apart in the space of a grin. I felt I cold wind on my face, and I couldn’t see Scary Lady anymore. I was still in the Dark Place, but I wasn’t in my corner of the darkness. I was somewhere else, outside of a cell. Scary Lady appeared beside me.

"P̩r̛̤̰̫̟̯e̢̬͔͎̬̰t͎̗̼̖̬t̟̙̭̼͖͍̩͝y̴ child, are you a̺f͏̗͈̪̻r҉͎͔̫a͞i͟ͅd̩͍̲͉̺͓̫̀?" Scary Lady has a voice like something sharp.

"Don’t you want to see your parents?"

I do. More than anything. I nod quickly.

"Then l͘i̛̪̙̬̝͚s̱t̲͍̠̪͙ẹn̮̪̙̞̲̠. Can you hear him?"

I listened. I could hear something wet. It sounded like what mom says I sounded like when I chewed food with my mouth open. Squish. Tear. Crunch. Swallow. Suddenly I didn’t want to see what was in the cell.

"Come, th̡͇̻̳͎͇̲i̯n̗̣g̬̰̼̤͕̞͙͠. Come towards the bars."

The sound stopped. I could hear something scraping itself along the floor.

"Faster, creature. Aren't you h̭͔̥͙ͅu̥͇͔̱̟̥̬ṋ̼g̸͇̝̰͚rỵ̵̠̫?"

Slowly it became visible. Its body was jagged and warped, like clay, sculpted poorly and left to dry in the sun. It had fingers like needles, skin like old leather. Whatever it had been eating stained the entire front of it rusty red. But I knew who it was when I saw its eyes. Blue, like the sky on water. Like something important that I lost.


The bars vanished. Scary lady pushed me forward. It turned to the thing that was my father.


Dad’s breath was ragged and watery. His breath smelled like dead things, and he scraped closer to me. I couldn’t move. He opened his mouth.


My name. That’s my name.

What are you doing? I said.

Dad shuddered for a moment and began to howl. Then he lept, but not at me. Inches from Scary Lady, he stopped in midair. He hung there as though suspended from strings. His needle-fingers swiped at the air in front of him.

"You have to get out of her now! Run, Jennisa! Jenni PLEASE YOU HAVE TO ESCAPE-

His voice cut off abruptly, as did any sign of struggle. His body dropped to the floor like a broken doll. She called to me, trying to stay calm, but her voice was thick with hatred.

"Where do you run to, P̥͉͔̘̲̕r͡e̜̦̺͙̙̲t҉̹̰̖̲t͏̲̙y̼̥̪̩̰͠ Child?"

Her voice didn’t sound even close to human anymore. I had to keep moving.

"Do you think you can outrun t̵̻̲͓̻̤̞ḫ̗̳̮̗e͙̘̯̳͈ ̶͍͓d͉̗̭̲̮a҉̭͎͍͇r̟̱̠̮̘̙k̷̙̟̲͔̬̭̘?"

I felt the darkness close in on me then, trying to wrap me in itself. It would absorb me this time. Never let me go. But I have light. That’s one thing she didn’t plan for. I closed my eyes and let the memory of light fill me.

"How? How are you d͔o̯͉̤̘̰̙i̘̖̤n̰̳̠g̦̭̠̱ that?"

I let the darkness come. When it swallowed me, I grabbed it and tore it apart. It fell away from me like shreds of cloth. The light in me was so fierce that I could see nothing else. Brighter, brighter…

"I will D̗͚E͚̻̟̰͝Ṣ̫T̹̱͔͓͎͖̼͟R̜͔̞̺̖̖O̮͈Y̜͈̩̻͞ you."

"My name is Jenni. I will never break."

The light was blinding now. I felt the night fall away, and Scary Lady with it. The light, was a pure white. But something was wrong. I had gone from the unbearable cold of the Dark Place to a stifling heat. The light had gone from white to red. I opened my eyes. I was back home, back in Embersea. But this wasn’t how it was supposed to be. I sank to my knees.

Embersea was burning.

I’m lost.

I’m home, but I’m still lost. I don’t know where else to go.

I hear the hard pounding of hooves on sand behind me. I turn, thinking that Scary Lady might’ve followed me. But it wasn’t her. This man had kind eyes, and concern on his face.

"Where are your parents? Why are you all alone in the middle of this?"

I shook my head. Too much to tell, too much. The man sighed.

"Well, can you at least tell me your name?"

"It’s Luci. What’s yours?"

"I’m Kyron. It’s nice to meet you, Luci, but we really should be getting out of here."

Kyron gestured towards his back.

"Need a lift?"

I thought back to something that feels like it happened to me ages ago. Memory is all I have. Memory of a better time, and hope for tomorrow.

"Are you a helper, Kyron?"

"I’d like to think so."

He smiles. Its not like her grin at all. I smile back.

"Alright then. Lets go."

When Kyron and I reached Pyrewatch, I didn’t want to do anything but sleep. I hoped it would be dreamless, but of course it wasn’t

I dreamed of  the light in the Dark Place. I dreamed that its memory lay within my heart, pulsing with the same rhythm. Then another beat intruded. I saw the same light, pulsing in the darkness. Slowly illuminating the area. It was a throne room. The light flitted to the seat of power. And there She was. Smiling. She caressed the light gently, so gently, before guiding it into her chest. I felt my heart beat in time with her’s. I awoke screaming.

Tags: Alina,

April 01, 2015

AdventureQuest Worlds: 8-Bit

AQWorlds goes OLD School... Just Kidding!

For our 2015 April Fools' Day prank, we've turned the town of Battleon and its buildings into WAY old-school, 8-bit versions of the regular art. If you are old enough to remember the classic Mario Bros. games (or just live classic console video games), then logging in is going to feel like coming home... to your past!

... But fair warning, your loot is in another castle! This is probably one of my personal favorite April Fools' Day jokes. I grew up on these 8 and 16-bit video games like many of you and the other AE team members. So now's your chance to relive your (quest for) glory days! 

Log in to Battleon, check out our 8-bit Rare Gear shop, then head to Battleontown to take on 8-Bit Lionfang!He's got a stash of reward drops you can farm for as you battle to the 8-beat of Warlic's digital masterpiece!

  • 8-bit Yulgar's Inn House
  • 8-bit Jukebox* 
  • Digital Lion Helm
  • Whip It Good 
  • Red iBattlePet 
  • 8-Bit Alteon Statue
  • 8-Bit Pet Rug
  • 8-Bit Green Slime Spill
  • 8-Bit Rat

Once you equip the 8-Bit Jukebox in-game, click it and you'll go to a page where you can download even MORE of Warlic's classic console musical creations.

8-Bit Rare Gear and House Shops

You can look square but still be one of the most powerful pixel-heroes in Lore with the bits and bytes of awesome items in the rares shop!

The 8-Bit Rare Gear Shop includes:

  • 8-Bit Warrior
  • 8-Bit Rogue
  • 8-Bit Mage
  • 8-Bit Trobble
  • 8-Bit Battleaxe
  • Jimmy the iBattlePet
  • 8-Bit Orb Pet
  • 8-Bit Memet
  • Alina's 8-Bit Gem Blade
  • 8-Bit Hermes
  • 8-Bit Hermes Helm
  • 8-Bit Oblivion Blade
  • Digital Destruction Lance
  • 8-Bit Fire Rune
  • 8 bit Heroine Face
  • 8 Bit Hero Face

If you're not having luck farming for the Yulgar's House drop, you can pick up an AC version in the 8-Bit House shop, along with the rest of the house items:

  • 8-bit Yulgar's Inn
  • 8-Bit Chicken
  • 8-Bit Dartboard
  • 8-Bit Tombstone
  • 8-Bit Azalea Tree
  • 8-Bit Plum Tree
  • 8-Bit Gravy Spill
  • 8-Bit Green Slime Spill
  • 8-Bit Anvil
  • 8-Bit Pet Painting
  • 8-Bit Shrub
  • 8-Bit Grey Rug

Battleon and all the 8-bit maps return to normal on April 2nd (and the Lionfang drops will disappear), but the rare gear will be available until Monday!

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