Design Notes

November 25, 2022

Black Friday 2022: OMG UPDATE

Get ready to go DARK

Over 60 new rewards are now available for you to grab this weekend! Check out the from quests, shops, and bosses across Lore. Gear up and get ready to unlock the darkest gear of the year, then return on Monday for our Cyber Monday reward items!

Ebil Mech Dragon in /ebilmech:

  • Guncraft Shadowslayer
  • Guncraft Spikes
  • 8 Guncraft Helms 
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Gunblade (single + dual wield) 
  • Guncraft Battle Armaments
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Big Iron (single + dual wield) 
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Shotgun

Hoodini in /birdswithharms:

  • Shadow Magelord's Hood
  • Shadow Mage's Portal
  • Dark Royal Scepter
  • Bido's Beautiful Fireflies

Deal Bot 2.0 in /blackfridaywar:

  • Dark Steel Afterlife
  • Shadowy Fiend Costume
  • Rose Phoenix Sword + Obsidian Phoenix Sword

Ebil General Porkon in /ebiltakeover:

  • Dusky Evader

Ebil Jack Sprat in /ebiltakeover:

  • Pink POSE! Pitchfork (RARE, leaves December 9th)

Executive Assistant Vordred in /blackfridaywar:

  • Obsidian Demon Samurai + Obsidian Oniga Helm
  • Rose Royal Shadowslayer

Calico Cobby in /dreammaster:

  • Cute Calico Cobby Pet

Harvest Merge Shop:

  • Elite Guncraft Shadowslayer armor 
  • 6 Elite Guncraft helms 
  • Guncraft Glory
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Bigger Iron (single + dual wield) 
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Biggest Iron (single + dual wield) 
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Vulcan Cannon
  • Guncraft Artillery Beast

Arlette's Birthday quest in /birthdayfeast

  • Dark Litch Knight armor
  • 4 helms
  • 1 cape

The following Black Friday farming items were added on Wednesday!

Black Friday Seasonal Shop in /blackfridaywar:

  • Black Chinchilla Pet

J6's Coin Collector Merge Shop in /hollowhalls:

  • Crypto Collector armor

Rawrgobble drop in /birdswithharms:

  • Pink Aura

Smorgasbord drops in /ebiltakeover:

  • Dark Flame Visage frpm 
  • PeptoCorp Agent
  • SugarSkull Cane
  • Dark Zeke Cloak

Mystery Meat drops in /ebiltakeover:

  • Pink and Ugly Stick (single + dual wield)
  • Dark and Ugly Stick (single + dual wield)

Ebil Mech Dragon drop in /ebilmech:

  • Shadey Cowboy

Quest rewards:

  • Shadow Plate of Nulgath from the Twisted Items of Nulgath quest
  • Ebony DragonBlade of Nulgath from the Demanding Items of Nulgath quest

Hollowborn Boss Update... FOR SCIENCE!

It's the darkest time of the year, and that means... a new Hollowborn Boss has spawned! /join HBChallenge and talk to Dr. Neelo, the Hollowborn Creator. Some call him a "scientist" but he knows better. And so will you, after you face his latest creation!

Rare Module 005 item drop in /hbchallenge:

  • Module 005 Chibi Pet (leaves December 9th)

Merge Shop gear in /hbchallenge:

  • Hollowborn Creator
  • Hollowborn Creator Morph
  • Module 005 Morph
  • Module 005 Tanks
  • Module 005 Gauntlet
  • Hollowborn Alchemist armor
  • 12 helms
  • 1 sword
  • 1 mace
  • 2 daggers

Dark Holiday AdventureCoin Bonus

If you're gearing up for the holidays, this is the best time to check out our Holiday AC bonus so you don't miss a thing. Get 50% more FREE bonus AdventureCoins with any AC or Membership pack.

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November 25, 2022

Now available: Dark Holiday 2022 Rares

Dark Holiday 2022 Collection Chest: Unlock 125+ items

Our Dark Holiday 2022 Collection, featuring a backpack FULL of new Black Friday rares, is now available in Battleon! 35 new Black Friday items were just added to Quibble's Shop and collection chest. Unlock over 125 items total for 10,000 ACs (over 60,000s ACs worth of gear), then return on Monday for an influx of even more dark, pink, and Cyber gear! 

Tonight's Black Friday 2022 chest additions include:

  • Shadow Magus
  • Desaturated Steampunk J6
  • Shadow Arcanist
  • Doom Lord Valtrith and Safiria armor, helm, cape
  • Dark Elegant Frost Suit armor + helms
  • Pink Pirate Captain armor + helms
  • Pink Witch Armor
  • Pink Fire Dancer
  • Pink Festive Punk Elf
  • Cheery SnowAngel
  • Sooty Steamed Punk
  • Shadow Blade Warrior
  • Shadow Inbunche
  • Pink Wings of the Abyss
  • Pink WerePyre Slayer armor, helm, wings
  • Ebony Party Outfit
  • Obsidian Spartan
  • Arcanist's Lovely Robes
  • Pink Victorian Suit + Garb armors + helms
  • Captain of the Pink Crusader

The darkest gear of the year is here!

Rare collectors, take note! ALL of the NEW items in the Dark Holiday 2022 Collection Chest will go perma-rare. Seasonal items will be added next week. 

Friday, November 18th chest contents:

  • Amethyst Universe Armor + Celestial Helms
  • Armored Faceplate of Shadows
  • Blade of Eternal Shadows
  • Blades of Eternal Shadow
  • Captain of the Pink Crusader
  • Cyber Skull of Nulgath Helm
  • Cyber Void of Nulgath armor (AC and member variants)
  • Dark Conical Hat
  • Darker Heart Locks hair (AC and member variants)
  • Ebil Virtue Blade
  • Formal Drago's Attire
  • Hardcore Rocker Hoodie
  • J6's Rose Pirate
  • Love Caster XOXO
  • LOVECaster Halo Hair
  • LOVELY Hood of the Eclipse + LOVELY Hood of the Skulls
  • Lovely Jester
  • LOVELY Xenon's Cross
  • Obsidian Aerodux WarMage (AC and member variants)
  • Obsidian Apocalyptic Warlord armor + helm
  • Obsidian Centurion + Obsidian Centurion Commander Helm
  • Obsidian Cryomancer
  • Obsidian Warmage Wrap (AC and member variants)
  • Pink Blazebringer's Flames
  • Pink LightCaster
  • Pink Spiked Rebel + Horned Rebel Helms 
  • Shadow BoogieMan + Shadow BoogieMan's Mask
  • Shadow Celestial Celebrant Armor, Helms, and Capes
  • Shadow Dragon Warrior
  • Shadow Dragon's Crest Helm
  • Shadow Dragon's Defender Polearm (single + dual wield)
  • Shadow Dragon's Tail
  • Shadow Loco Costume
  • Shadow StraightJacket
  • Shadowy Mad Scientist
  • Shadowy Swank Valentine
  • Sweet Star Sword Breaker (single + dual wield)

The Wednesday, November 23rd chest additions:

  • Shadow Magelord
  • Dark Bandit
  • Dimmed Falconeer armor + bow
  • J6's Obsidian Guns
  • Antique Hunter Class + armor
  • Festive Fae armor 
  • Festive Flight of Fae + Dark Flight of Fae wings
  • Pink Unholy of Vokun armor + helm
  • Pink Werepyre Slayer Helm
  • Rosy AUS Rugby Armor!
  • Dark SkyGuard Rifleman (AC + member variants)
  • Lovely Lionfang armor + helm
  • Shadowy Swank Top Hat (male + female variants) 
  • Shadowy Swank Sword Cane
  • Pink Quibble Bank Pet + regular Pink Quibble Pet 

The Cyber Monday, November 28th chest additions:

  • NebulaDragonslayer armor set
  • DarkMatter DragonSlayer armor set 
  • Cyber Matrix of Revontheus
  • Prismatic Cyber War Glaive
  • Cyber Carnage Voids of Nulgath
  • Cyber Carnage Void Morph
  • Shadow NeoFiend of Revontheus
  • Shadow NeoFiend Helm of Revontheus
  • Shadow NeoFiend Blades of Revontheus
  • Shadow NeoFiend Wings of Revontheus
  • Bubblegum Pirate Captain + helms (even MORE PINK: check out the variant concept here)
  • Desaturated Cyber Void of Nulgath armor (a black+white variant: check out the variant concept here)
  • Additional variants of the ShadowLord Valtrith + Safiria set
  • Shadow Pumpkin Witch armor set
  • Shadowy Mad Scientist Helms

Read on for important information

A few important tips to remember:

  • All of this year's event rare items are available individually from the Black Friday Shop in your game menu until the event leaves December 9th.
  • In order to prevent shop abuse, the Dark Holiday 2022 Collection Chest cannot be sold.

We’re very sorry, but we cannot offer exchanges or compensation or exchanges on IoDA choices when an item is recoloured and released for Black Friday or Cyber Monday anymore.  The IoDA program allows you to access rare items you would not otherwise have access to. Due to this, and the fact that recolours are not the same as the original items, we can no longer give any additions bonus or compensation for these items.

* If you purchased the 2014 TimeDragon Warrior upgrade pack, you will find these variants for free in your Book of Lore badge shop now.

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November 23, 2022

A MASSIVE Harvest of Ebil

Double Boss Battle and Dark New Rewards

Our double boss mid-week release is overflowing with bright and dark gear to help you celebrate this Harvest Fest! Return this Friday as we add even MORE rewards to collect and rare gear in the Black Friday 2022 collection chest.

We've got a bountiful release for you this weekend:

  • Battle RAWRGobble in the /birdswithharms map to collect all the pieces of the Autumn Wonderland set
  • Battle to help Chairman Platinum in a new EbilCorp adventure in /ebilcorptakeover
  • Defeat the Chickencow in /battleontown to collect all new diner-themed house items
  • Head to /hbchallenge and take on Dr. Neelo's experiment for dark new gear
  • Collect all our new Black Friday 2022 rare and seasonal farming rewards

Rawrgobble item drops in /birdswithharms:

  • Autumnal Civilian armor
  • Autumnal Civilian Hair + Locks 
  • Red Panda cape
  • Autumnal Pathway ground rune
  • Scarbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Scarbucks Pumpkin Pie
  • Autumnal Red Panda Plushie
  • Autumnal Owl Plushie
  • Autumnal Fox PlushiePink Aura
  • Waddles + Pink Waddles Helms 
  • Earthen Hair + Locks

Harvest Merge Shop update in /harvest:

  • Autumniphile armor
  • Autumniphile Beret Hair + Locks
  • Autumnal Civilian Beret + Locks
  • Autumniphile Beret Morph + Locks
  • Autumnal Maple Leaves cape
  • Scarbucks Pumpkin Pie And Latte
  • Shadow Collector armor

Hollowborn Boss Update... FOR SCIENCE!

It's the darkest time of the year, and that means... a new Hollowborn Boss has spawned! /join HBChallenge and talk to Dr. Neelo, the Hollowborn Creator. Some call him a "scientist" but he knows better. And so will you, after you face his latest creation!

Then return on Friday, when we bring you the all-new Hollowborn Alchemist set!

Rare Module 005 item drop in /hbchallenge:

  • Module 005 Chibi Pet (leaves December 9th)

Merge Shop gear in /hbchallenge:

  • Hollowborn Creator
  • Hollowborn Creator Morph
  • Module 005 Morph
  • Module 005 Tanks
  • Module 005 Gauntlet

EbilCorp Boss: Cafeteria of HORRORS

Chairman Platinum is ALWAYS looking for new ways to optimize, commercialize, and terrorize his employees. By cutting costs + slashing the cafeteria food budget, he’s created a buffet of the profane. He needs YOU to help clean up the mess in /ebiltakeover.

Head to /ebilmech to take on Chairman Platinum's Ebil Mecha Dragon to collect the pieces of the PACV-EC Mach 1.0 set. Then complete the quests + collect merge resources in /ebiltakeover to create the PACV Mach 2.0 gear!

Ebil Mech Dragon drops in /ebilmech:

  • PACV-EC Mach 1.0
  • PACV-EC Helm
  • PACV-EC Visor
  • PACV-EC Guard
  • PACV-EC Battle Wings
  • PACV-EC Alien
  • PACV-EC Battle Hammer
  • PACV-EC Railgun

Merge Shop gear in /ebiltakeover:

  • PACV Mach 2.0
  • PACV Helm
  • PACV Visor
  • PACV Guard
  • PACV Battle Wings
  • PACV Alien
  • PACV Battle Hammer
  • PACV Railgun

EbilCorp Cafe AC Shop:

  • PACV Space Traveler
  • PACV Alien Unit
  • PACV-EC Space Traveler
  • PACV-EC Alien Unit
  • PACV-EC Custom Energy Strikers
  • Guncraft Artillery Combat Beast

Smorgasbord drops in /ebiltakeover:

  • Ebil Cafeteria Worker's Hair + Locks
  • Ebil Cafeteria Worker's Mask + Locks

Black Friday 2022 Farming Rewards

So... many... black and pink items! We've got a host of new reward gear for you to unlock this week!

The following Black Friday farming items are available RIGHT NOW!

Black Friday Seasonal Shop in /blackfridaywar:

  • Black Chinchilla Pet

J6's Coin Collector Merge Shop in /hollowhalls:

  • Crypto Collector armor

Rawrgobble drop in /birdswithharms:

  • Pink Aura

Smorgasbord drops in /ebiltakeover:

  • Dark Flame Visage frpm 
  • PeptoCorp Agent
  • SugarSkull Cane
  • Dark Zeke Cloak

Mystery Meat drops in /ebiltakeover:

  • Pink and Ugly Stick (single + dual wield)
  • Dark and Ugly Stick (single + dual wield)

Ebil Mech Dragon drop in /ebilmech:

  • Shadey Cowboy

Quest rewards:

  • Shadow Plate of Nulgath from the Twisted Items of Nulgath quest
  • Ebony DragonBlade of Nulgath from the Demanding Items of Nulgath quest

Log in this Friday to unlock even MORE Black Friday rewards!

Item drops:

  • Guncraft Shadowslayer
  • Guncraft Spikes
  • 8 Guncraft Helms 
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Gunblade (single + dual wield) 
  • Guncraft Battle Armaments
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Big Iron (single + dual wield) 
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Shotgun
  • Shadow Magelord's Hood
  • Shadow Mage's Portal
  • Dark Royal Scepter
  • Dusky Evader
  • Pink POSE! Pitchfork
  • Dark Steel Afterlife
  • Bido's Beautiful Fireflies
  • Obsidian Demon Samurai + Obsidian Oniga Helm
  • Rose Royal Shadowslayer
  • Shadowy Fiend Costume
  • Rose Phoenix Sword + Obsidian Phoenix Sword
  • Cute Calico Cobby Pet

Merge Shop:

  • Elite Guncraft Shadowslayer armor 
  • 6 Elite Guncraft helms 
  • Guncraft Glory
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Bigger Iron (single + dual wield) 
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Biggest Iron (single + dual wield) 
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Vulcan Cannon
  • Guncraft Artillery Beast

Then return on Monday for our Cyber Monday reward items!

Dark Holiday AdventureCoin Bonus

If you're gearing up for the holidays, this is the best time to check out our Holiday AC bonus so you don't miss a thing. Get 50% more FREE bonus AdventureCoins with any AC or Membership pack.

Daily Login Gifts

Log in each day for a new server-wide reward item, boost, or drop rate increase. Bookmark the Daily Gift page to keep up to date with all of daily gifts! And don't miss the rest of this month's update. See the full release lineup here: AdventureQuest Worlds calendar.

Leaving Soon: mark your calendars

Don't miss out on your favorite limited time events, stories, and gear! 

November 25*:

  • Rare October daily login gifts
  • Featured Gear Shop sets: Vampiric Noble, Magical Superstar, Sweet Treat Healer, Strange Pets
  • AQWorlds Birthday map
  • Mogloween events 

November 30: Daily login gifts released between November 1 - 14

December 1: November + October seasonal sets

December 2: Black Friday Collection + Harvest Fest leave

*Because we have so many heroes in the Philippines impacted by Tropical Storm Nalgae during the beginning of the holiday event lineup, all seasonal events, rare items, and daily gifts released in October will remain available until November 25th. (Except for the 20th Anniversary Collection Chest, which leaves November 18th)

Flash is Dead. AQWorlds lives on with the Artix Games Launcher!

Adobe, the maker of the Flash Player plug-in, stopped supporting Flash. But never fear! We built the Artix Games Launcher so you can continue playing AdventureQuest Worlds and your other favorite Artix Entertainment games.

Download the Launcher at artix.com/launcher, then log in and get back to battling right from your computer. No Flash Player or web browser needed.

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November 23, 2022

Positively Grateful & Thankful!

Giving thanks for everybody and everything every day

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays – and it's not just because of the desserts! Thanksgiving reminds me to be thankful for all that I have and to take a moment for gratitude. Sometimes we forget how much we have and what matters most in our lives, so I like to remind myself how important this day really is and reflect on just how lucky I am.

Thankful for what we have today

It’s easy to compare ourselves to others and be envious, jealous, and/or resentful of what they have – because we are focusing on what *we* DO NOT have. But focusing on those things leads to a whole slew of negative emotions, detrimental thoughts, and perhaps damaging actions; instead, we should be thankful for all that we DO have and start focusing on all the positive things in our lives! 

Here’s my go-to list for perpetual positivity: 

🙏 be grateful for what you have
🥰 appreciate what (and who) you have
🌟 don't take things for granted
🏆 don't be too materialistic
😾don't be too hard on yourself
🤕 don’t dwell on the negative
❌ and don't compare yourself to others 

That last one is perhaps the most crucial of all. It took me YEARS to learn this, and only then was I finally happy with myself and legitimately thankful for all that I had. I’m bolding this part because it’s tremendously important:

Do not compare yourself to others – only compare yourself to yesterday’s you. Are you doing better than yesterday? Great! Keep heading in that direction! Are you doing worse than yesterday? That’s okay, because now we can figure out what went wrong and change today’s course to head in the right direction :)

Don't forget to be thankful even when life gets tough! Remember: growth cannot happen without stress, and evolution cannot happen without change.

Thankful for what we have every day

Thanksgiving Day happens just once a year, but the best way to show our thanks is to be thankful every day. We can be thankful for the little things, like having internet to read these Design Notes, those leftovers in the fridge because YUM, taking hot showers, having cold A/C, or even knowing where you left your car keys. And don't forget about those BIG things to be super thankful for: your friends, family, furry friends, all that you have, all that you WILL have, and, most importantly of all, your health!  

Oh… and of course my mother’s home-made baklava, which I am exceptionally grateful for 😋 

But in all seriousness, I am wholeheartedly thankful for Artix Entertainment, the games they make, the opportunities they give to the community, and the games that I am a part of, too <3

Thank you everybody at Artix!

Thank you Artix yourself for keeping my phone number all these years!

And thank YOU, my dear Artix gamer, for putting up with all this pink text! Hehehe! 

So no matter where you are in the world, I sincerely wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving each and every day!

xoxo, Beleen :D

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November 22, 2022

Harvest Fest AP Giveaway

Show Off Your Sweetest Set For Artix Points

Happy Harvest Fest! To show our gratitude for your support and feedback, we're hosting an Artix Points code giveaway! Retweet this Twitter post, or react to this Facebook post + comment with a screenshot of your hero in their best Harvest-themed gear for a chance to win one of 20 free Artix Points giftcodes. You can also enter the giveaway on our official AE Community Discord server after reaching Hero Rank! (Level 5+ from chatting)!

Giveaway details

The giveaway ends Friday, November 25th.
10 winners will be chosen from each of the 3 platforms (Twitter, Facebook, and Discord), selected by an automated "contest winner" program.

Twitter Prizes:

  • 2x 10,000 AP codes
  • 3x 5,000 AP codes 
  • 5x 2,000 AP codes

Facebook Prizes:

  • 2x 10,000 AP codes
  • 3x 5,000 AP codes 
  • 5x 2,000 AP codes

Discord Prizes:

  • 2x 10,000 AP codes
  • 3x 5,000 AP codes 
  • 5x 2,000 AP codes
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November 18, 2022

Happening Now: Fowl Play for Harvest

… But Toucan Play that Game.

Hey there Hero! I hope you are wonderfully well :) I am super excited to announce that our new game release is happening RIGHT NOW in AQWorlds. It’s written by me, made amazingly possible by Alina, J6, Ghost, Reens, and the entire AQW team!

The story features a brand-new Race that you haven't yet seen before (unless you’ve been on Reddit in which case you’ve most definitely seen)

… Birdswitharms! 

Well, more specifically:

Birds. With. Harms! 

We've got a ton of fun things happening in this special event, (like new daily quests and a new reputation for you to rank up), including lots of hilarious bird puns, dad jokes, pop culture references, and… some really hawkward moments. I don’t wanna spoil all the surprises for you… owlthough, fans of

  • Doctor Who
  • Monty Python
  • Chuck Norris memes
  • Lord of the Rings
  • and bird parodies (parrot-ies?) of various celebrities  

will find my taste in humor to be im-peck-able. With all these bird jokes flying around, you’d think I’m some sort of comedi-hen 🤣


Pretty TWEET Rewards

And you do NOT want to miss all the EGG-cellent rewards waiting for you. Find a full set in the Brethwren Rep Shop, Ryan Gooseling's Pet Shop full of Angry Trobbles, Duck Norris' Meme quest, Lindsey LoHen's Tinder quest, Waddles No Egrets Badge quest, and more.

So join the flock NOW for Birds With Harms, an event that is TRULY for the birds! 

xoxo Beleen, arguably bird-brained :D 

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November 17, 2022

Get 50% more FREE ACs

Now available: Our 2022 Holiday AdventureCoin Bonus Begins

Get 50% more FREE bonus AdventureCoins with any Adventure or Membership package until January 20th! If you're excited about the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday items, or are gearing up for all our December holiday items, now's the time to top up your ACs.

Get 60,000 ACs while our Holiday Bonus is on!

During our 2022 Holiday AdventureCoin bonus, get 60,000 ACs for $99.95 (that's 20,000 ACs more than normal!) and unlock your choice of upgrade bonus pack, 15x Rep, Gold, Class Points, and XP server boosts, and the Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (IoDA). 

Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness?!

The Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (or MIoDA for short) is a miscellaneous item you will get by purchasing the 40k AdventureCoin pakage. Like the other IoDA items, it allows you to choose any item in the game when you redeem it through your Account Manager.

How to Claim your MIoDA Prize

Make sure you have a confirmed email address attached to your game account, and then follow these steps:

  1. Decide on the item you want
  2. Log into your Account Manager
  3. Click on the "Awesome Prizes" link on the sidebar
  4. You'll see a list of the IoDA tokens you have available
  5. Choose from a list of ALL the eligible item rewards  
  6. You'll be taken to a verification page to confirm your choice

Wait...AdventureCoin Bonus?!

That's right! Several times each year, we have bonus AdventureCoin offers, where we'll increase the amount of ACs you get with each pack. (example: Summer, Back to School, and during the holidays). Bonus amounts and dates may change from year to year, so keep an eye on the Design Notes and social media for more news of future bonuses.

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November 11, 2022

New Featured Sets

We've got dark and deadly new items for you this weekend!

After you check out this weekend's new main story update in /worldscore, head back to Battleon to find all our wicked new gear!

Check out the...

  • Featured Gear Shop for the rare Immortalis Magus armor set
  • Twilly's Treasure Chest Quest for the Cold + Dire Delusions weapon set
  • Wheel of Doom Merge Shop for our Forsaken Wraith armor set

Featured Gear Shop: Immortalis Magus Set

By the power of blood, breath, and bone, these dark magic users seek the ultimate prize: immortality... and they do not care who they must hurt to achieve it.

The set includes:

  • 1 armor
  • 5 Helms
  • 3 Capes (including the hero-sized Immortalis Dominus Guardian cape)
  • 7 weapons

The armor set and pets will be available until December 2nd in the Featured Gear Shop in your game menu. 

Twilly's Treasure Chest: Dire Delusion Weapon Set

Drenched in dark power, then dragged through the belly of its master's Lord. The severance of loyalty gives deeper depths to the shadows powering these weapons.

Open a Treasure Chest for a chance to get 1 of...

  • 55+ armors
  • 60+ weapons
  • 70+ helms
  • 10+ capes
  • or 3 house items (including the Altar of Caladbolg)
  • Plus 10 new weapons in the Dire Delusion pack

Wheel of Doom Merge Shop: Forsaken Wraith Set

This wraith wanders through the shadows of the Underworld, perpetually seeking those who abandoned them in their hour of need.

Find the following set items in the Wheel of Doom merge shop:

  • Forsaken Wraith armor
  • 2 helms
  • 1 cape
  • 1 scythe

Get your Free Wheel of Doom Spins

Everyone loves to get prizes... and that's why everyone in AdventureQuest Worlds will get at least one free spin on the Wheel of Doom per week.

  • Members get one free spin a day while their upgrade is active
  • All players get one free spin a week. 

Spin the Wheel, Collect Treasures, Choose Your Prize 

Each time you spin the Wheel of Doom, you'll get a Treasure Potion to spend in the Doom Merge Shop. Save up 1,000 and you'll be able to buy a Wicked Item of Donated Awesomeness. Each WIoDA lets you choose a rare or valuable item* straight from your account manager.

How to Claim your Prize

Make sure you have a confirmed email address attached to your game account, and then follow these steps:

  1. Decide on the item you want
  2. Log into your Account Manager
  3. Click on the "Awesome Prizes" link on the sidebar
  4. You'll see a list of the IoDA tokens you have available
  5. Choose from a list of ALL the eligible item rewards  
  6. You'll be taken to a verification page to confirm your choice

Redeem IoDA tokens to get even MORE bonuses

For each of the first six eligible IoDA tokens you receive , you'll get a FREE Bonus IoDA. The eligible tokens are the Ultimate, Epic, Platinum, Wicked  and Golden tokens. After that, you'll get a free Bonus IoDA for every 3 eligible IoDA you redeem, with no maximum stack. So if you have that dream set of gear you want to create... now you'll be able to.

After you redeem your...

  • 1st IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA
  • 2nd IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA
  • 3rd IoDA, you'll unlock 1free bonus IoDA
  • 4th IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA
  • 5th IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA
  • 6th IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA

Then, for every 3 IoDA you redeem, you'll unlock another free bonus IoDA.

After you redeem your...

  • 7th, 8th, and 9th IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA
  • 10th, 11th, and 12th IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA

And so on. The 3:1 bonus IoDA ratio starts after you get your first 6 free BIoDA, regardless of when you received them. (Example: if you've redeemed a total of 21 IoDA tokens, you'll unlock 11 BIoDA total. The first 6 BIoDA at a 1:1 ratio, and then 5 more at the 3:1 ratio.)

* Exceptions include staff personal items, custom weapon contest prizes, HeroMart items, etc

Treasure Chests Details

There is a small chance to get a mysterious Treasure Chest as a reward drop when you battle ANY monster in-game. Have you found one yet?

Treasure chests are a fun - but completely optional - way to get exclusive items in AdventureQuest Worlds. The chests have a less than 1% chance of dropping from ANY monster in the entire game. Each one contains one of over 215 epic items that you can't get anywhere else (and the number will keep growing)!

  • All of the items are 0 AC so you can store them for free 
  • All of the items are non-member so you can use them forever

There's just one problem. You can't open the Treasure Chests without a Magic Key. The good news is that Twilly (the little red Moglin in Battleon) has a few extras and will happily sell you one for 200 ACs and open your chest for you.

Monthly Membership Perk Arrives Thursday, September 1st

Members, log in and talk to Twilly this Sunday to claim your two FREE treasure chest keys! Collect treasure chests as you battle through Lore, then use the keys to open them for new free items. 

Want to get in on this?

Upgrade your AdventureQuest Worlds character with any membership package to unlock two free Treasure Chest Keys for each month the membership is active.

* We will begin updating the treasure chest rewards again on a regular basis, so if you've already collected all the gear... get ready to unlock more in the near future!

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November 11, 2022

Shadows of War: The World's Core

The Shadows of War Saga Finale Continues This Weekend

In your journey so far, you've discovered how the Queen of Monsters REALLY died and the truth about WHAT you really are. Now, you're about to learn where the long-lost Princess Tara has been all these years... because she's reappeared as the Champion of Mana! She also has some VERY powerful friends who want to question you AND Malgor. They'll be looking for a reason to hurt you. This weekend, log in and battle through the Plane of Mana.  Be careful. Be safe. Stay strong.

This weekend, /join worldscore and prepare to:

  • Battle alongside Gravelyn as you explore deeper into the Plane of Mana
  • Discover where Princess Tara has been all this time, and how she survived her death
  • Meet her "friends"  -- powerful entities that wish to assess you, and how much of a threat you are
  • Discover more about who, or what, the Old World Order is

Mystical Reward Gear

The mystical arts of Mana are nothing and everything at once. True devotees know Mana as an endless well of possibility, and harness the power of the infinite. Battle the monsters in /worldscore to collect the resources to craft the pieces of the Mystical Devotee armor set. 

6 Monster Drops:

  • Crystallized Mana Pet + House Guard
  • Elemental Attempt Pet + House Guard
  • Infernal Mockery Pet + House Guard

Merge Shop:

  • Mystical Devotee of Mana armor
  • 4 Devotee helms
  • 6 Devotee weapons
  • Miraculous Orb of Divination cape
  • Radiant Orb of Clarity cape
  • Mystical Orb of Illusions pet
  • Manifestation of Mana ground rune

The Story so Far...

In the last chapter update, Fate of the Champipons, it waas WAR! The Avatars were willingto help you hunt Malgor, but to do so, four Elemental Champions needed to serve as their shields. You won the war, but the price was high... maybe too high? It is too soon to tell.

Shadows of War: ShadowFlame Finale

  • Chapter 1: begin the adventure in /ruinedcrown
  • Chapter 2: hunt Malgor in /timekeep
  • Chapter 3: battle through the Timestream war in /streamwar
  • Chapter 4: discover the truth NOW in /deadlines
  • Chapter 5: Meet the Champion of Mana... and learn about the Old World Order in /worldscore
  • Chapter 6: coming soon

The Shadows of War Saga

Malgor, Leader of the ShadowFlame army, seeks to destroy our world completely... by corrupting the ley lines of Lore -- the veins of magic running through our world. If he succeeds, he will be unstoppable, and we will all be very, VERY dead.

  • The First Encounter: /join shadowwar
  • Teja the Pirate Queen: /join granitecove
  • Jinx the Cat Burglar: /join junkhoard
  • Attack on Arcangrove: /join shadowgrove
  • Mahou the Spirit Mage: /join aozorahills
  • Attack on Mythsong: /join shadowsong
  • Alliance of Evil: /join darkally
  • The Chaos Twins: /join chaosamulet
  • Chaos & Shadows: /join lagunabeach
  • Attack on the Mirror Realm: /join shadowoff
  • Shadows of Chaos: /join forestreach
  • ShadowFlame Onslaught: /join fireplanewar
  • Shadows of War Finale: /join ruinedcrown

See the full Shadows of War Saga Guide here

Leaving Soon: mark your calendars

Don't miss out on your favorite limited time events, stories, and gear! 

November 15: Daily gifts released between Oct 18 - 31

November 18: 20th Anniversary Collection Chest

November 25*:

  • Rare October daily login gifts
  • Featured Gear Shop sets: Vampiric Noble, Magical Superstar, Sweet Treat Healer, Strange Pets
  • AQWorlds Birthday map
  • Mogloween events 

November 30: Daily login gifts released between November 1 - 14

December 1: November + October seasonal sets

December 2: Black Friday Collection + Harvest Fest leave

*Because we have so many heroes in the Philippines impacted by Tropical Storm Nalgae during the beginning of the holiday event lineup, all seasonal events, rare items, and daily gifts released in October will remain available until November 25th. (Except for the 20th Anniversary Collection Chest, which leaves November 18th)

 

Daily Gift Schedule

Log in each day for a new server-wide reward item, boost, or drop rate increase. Bookmark the Daily Gift page to keep up to date with all of daily gifts! And don't miss the rest of this month's update. See the full release lineup here: AdventureQuest Worlds calendar.

Flash is Dead. AQWorlds lives on with the Artix Games Launcher!

Adobe, the maker of the Flash Player plug-in, stopped supporting Flash. But never fear! We built the Artix Games Launcher so you can continue playing AdventureQuest Worlds and your other favorite Artix Entertainment games.

Download the Launcher at artix.com/launcher, then log in and get back to battling right from your computer. No Flash Player or web browser needed.

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November 04, 2022

This Weekend: a Harvest of EBIL

Harvest Fest, Team Birthdays, and EbilCorp Returns

WOAH. We are starting November off with a CRAZY celebration with food, friends, and EBIL(corp)! Log in, gear up, and get ready to feast upon a cornucopia of new quests and reward gear this weekend!

We've got a bountiful release for you this weekend:

  • All our seasonal Harvest Fest events return. /join feast to begin celebrating!
  • Find an all-new merge shop full of sweet reward gear when you /join harvest
  • Battle to help Chairman Platinum in a new EbilCorp adventure in /ebilcorptakeover

Harvest Fest, Team Birthdays, and EbilCorp Returns

Talk to Samba in /harvest to find her new merge shop, then battle bosses from our returning Harvest Fest holiday zones to collect merge shop resources. Return to her to create the Candy Corn Crusher and Headless Pumpkin sets.

EbilCorp: HOSTILE TAKEOVER IMMINENT

Everyone's favorite CEO, Chairman Platinum, is getting into trouble… again. Turns out, his investors are disgruntled with his recent failed attempts and are looking to replace him. He needs your help to stay in power, STAT. Log in this weekend to optimize his corporate defense methodologies this weekend in /ebilcorptakever... OR ELSE.

Chairman Platinum is a good, honest, GENEROUS employer. And if you do right by him, he'll make sure to reward you appropriately. Battle the enemies in /ebiltakever to collect all-new rewards.

Item Drops:

  • Ebil Administrator armor + Locks Helm
  • The Hostile Takeover Sword + Daggers
  • EbilCorp Boss House Guards
  • EbilCorp Porkon Axe
  • EbilCorp Fishman Tail, Helm, Pet, Trident
  • Making a Point Daggers
  • Ebil Kuro Sword + Pet, BattlePet
  • Rusted Ebil Agent's Shotgun 
  • Ebil Agent's Shotgun
  • Ebil Agent's Tactical Rifle
  • 8 Agent Helms
  • Agent's Emblazoned Phone
  • EbilCorp Plague Spear

Harvest Fest Returns: Are You Hungry for Adventure?!

Every year, the Harvest Fest is a time to relax and celebrate another year of prosperity with your loved ones. A time to forget about the horrors of Mogloween and look forward to another happy Frostval in the coming weeks as you digest the giant feast that Oishii the Troll Chef has prepared for you.

This year, after taste-testing all of Oishii's treats, four of our friendly game devs celebrate their birthdays by giving gifts to you! /join BirthdayFeast to begin their quests to unlock all-new armor set rewards.

Sample the tastiest battles AQW has to offer when you /join Feast, and don't miss adventures in:

  • Harvest - Help Oishii, the Craziest Chef around!
  • Turdraken - Take on the Turdraken for a deadly AND delicious battle!
  • Float - Help Scott the Pilgrim save the Harvest Parade!
  • FoulFarm - Something's foul in the Farmlands! 

See all the Harvest events in our Lorepedia Guide!

Art + Rarity Changes

IoDA Reward Rarity Changes:

From Cemaros, the AQWorlds Head Bug Smasher: Hi folks! In an on-going effort to make the IoDA program more user friendly, we have made additional clarifications to when an item is available for IoDA use, and item rarities. You can find the new information here.

Gothika + Enchanted Gothika Armor Art Update:

It was brought to our attention that the art released in-game was too close to another artist's work. The art for the Gothika and Enchanted Gothika armor has been updated. Out of respect for the original artist's work, no version of the previous armor will be available.

If you would like a full refund for the Enchanted Gothika Armor, please contact Artix Support and they will undo the purchase to return your 900 ACs.

Leaving Soon: mark your calendars

Don't miss out on your favorite limited time events, stories, and gear! 

Nov 15:

  • Daily gifts released between Oct 18 - 31

November 30:

  • Daily gifts released between Nov 1 - 15
  • Harvest Hunters seasonal set

Flash is Dead. AQWorlds lives on with the Artix Games Launcher!

Adobe, the maker of the Flash Player plug-in, stopped supporting Flash. But never fear! We built the Artix Games Launcher so you can continue playing AdventureQuest Worlds and your other favorite Artix Entertainment games.

Download the Launcher at artix.com/launcher, then log in and get back to battling right from your computer. No Flash Player or web browser needed.

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November 04, 2022

November Seasonal Spirit Gear is Here

Display the official colors of your country proudly

Our country scarf capes, flag banner house items, and other rewards let heroes across the world celebrate their national holidays. Defeat the Zard in /battleontown to collect all the November spirit gear until Wednesday, November 30th.

House Item Flags and Scarf Capes are now available for:

  • Albania
  • Dominica
  • Japan
  • Lebanon
  • Micronesia
  • Monaco
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Poland
  • Scotland
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November 04, 2022

Become an Apocalyptic DarkBlood

Upgrade to unlock the exclusive armor sets

The Darkblood combine brutal force and combat skill with with fierce familial loyalty. Never forget: the Darkblood will serve their Mother of Monsters until the Apocalypse... and beyond. Get the Apocalyptic Darkblood upgrade bonus pack when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more and unlock all 30 set items and a character page badge.

After you purchase an account upgrade, select a bonus set of your choice from a list of options in your Account Manager

Pack Details

 Choose the Apocalyptic DarkBlood Upgrade Bonus Set to unlock the full armor set. 

  • 4 Armors
  • 10 Helms
  • 3 Capes
  • 2 Ground Runes
  • 2 Swords (single + dual wield)
  • 1 Gauntlet
  • 2 Axes (single + dual wield)
  • 1 Mace
  • 1 Polearm
  • 2 Pets
  • 2 BattlePets: DarkBlood Minion + DarkBlood Blade*
  • and a character page badge

Once you've chosen the Apocalyptic DarkBlood Upgrade Bonus Set on the Account Manager page, log in and find the set's shop in the Other Achievements tab in your Book of Lore. 

12000 AC or 12 month membership package rewards:

  • ALL the Apocalyptic DarkBlood gear
  • 7 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts 
  • 10 Wheel of Doom Tickets (worth 2,000 ACs!)
  • and a character page badge

Boosts and Doom Tickets will be added directly to your inventory.

2k and 5k AC or 1, 3, or 6 month membership package rewards:

  • ALL the Apocalyptic DarkBlood gear
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts 
  • and a character page badge

* Membership required

Don't miss our other Apocalyptic upgrade bonus sets

An ancient prophecy foretells: when the dracoliches rise, the end of the world is near... Which side you will battle on when hordes of undead dragons fall upon Lore? Get the Apocalyptic Dracolich upgrade bonus pack when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more and unlock all the set items, a house, and a character page badge.

After you purchase an account upgrade, select a bonus set of your choice from a list of options in your Account Manager

Pack Details

 Choose the Apocalyptic Dracolich upgrade bonus pack to unlock the full armor set. 

  • 2 armors
  • 5 Helms
  • 2 Capes
  • 8 Weapons
  • 2 Pets
  • House with customization room
  • and a character page badge

Once you've chosen the Apocalyptic Dracolich upgrade bonus pack on the Account Manager page, log in and find the set's shop in the Other Achievements tab in your Book of Lore. 

Upgrade to unlock the exclusive armor sets

With an army of the undead, you can destroy the world... all you need to do is create it!  Unlock over 30 items in the Apocalyptic LichKing armor set when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more

After you purchase an account upgrade, select a bonus set of your choice from a list of options in your Account Manager

Pack Details

 Choose the Apocalyptic LichKing Upgrade Bonus Set to unlock the full armor set. 

  • Arcane Apocalyptic LichKing armor
  • Apocalyptic LichKing armor
  • Arcane Apocalyptic Necromancer armor
  • Apocalyptic Necromancer armor
  • 10 Helms
  • 5 Capes
  • 6 Weapons
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Quest Pet (with a quest for 3 house items)
  • and a character page badge
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November 03, 2022

Thursday Feature Update

Cosmetic Slots and Outfit Loadouts

After your many battlecries, these long requested features have made it into the game! 

1) Equipment Sets: pick sets of equippable gear to switch between. Items must be in your inventory to select and also to equip their set.

2) Cosmetic System: Worn cosmetic items now show to other players. Wearing cosmetic items lets you keep the appearance of one item while using the stats from other items


What are cosmetic slots? Good Question!

This system is similar to how you can equip an armor on top of a class: the armor art shows, but you use the skills of the class "underneath" it. With cosmetic slots, you'll be able to wear items, but use the boosts of the items equipped "underneath" them. 

Example: you equip the Necrotic Sword of Doom, but choose Default Sword as the cosmetic. You'll keep the stats of the NSoD, but you and other players will see the Default Sword equipped.

Equipped item: the game will use any boosts attached to the item/s you have equipped
Worn item: the game will display the art of the items you have in your cosmetic slots

Please note that when we say "wear item," we're referring to you wearing an item cosmetically. Similarly, "worn items" refer to whatever cosmetic items are currently being worn.

Important information:

  • Cosmetic system will only work for weapons, armors, helmets, and capes.
  • In PVP, you can still continue to see your own cosmetics, but every other player will show their real equipment

Equipped items will be highlighted in purple in your inventory
Worn items will be highlighted in green in your inventory 

To wear an item, you simply select “Show” rather than “Equip” in your inventory.

To remove (or "unwear") an item, you can select the item highlighted in green and select "Hide."


Updates coming in the future:

  • Character pages will display items in your cosmetic slots (currently your equipped items will still be displayed)

Remember: if you equip an item and don't see the art change... this is why! 

** As this is a new system, there may be bugs or unexpected issues. If you are reporting bugs to the bug tracker, please keep in mind that you now have "equipped items" and "worn/cosmetic items. 

Equipment Sets

The new outfits / equipment sets feature will let you mass-equip a set of items in one button click!

Important information:

  • You'll get 10 free outfit slots

Updates coming in the future:

  • Purchasing additional outfit slots (these will cost 100 ACs each)

To access this feature, navigate to the “Your Hero” button on the game interface and click on "Outfits"


You will be met with a new interface that will let you create sets, or select existing sets to wear at the click of a button. 

Go ahead and try it out for yourself in-game!

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November 01, 2022

Weekly Event Calendar

Upcoming Game Events: November 2022

November brings cool air, Fall colors, and the start of the holiday season here in the land of the Secret Underground Lab. Summer may be gone, but we're ready to Fall into a battle stance and gear up for all the releases to come!

Schedule

November 1: November seasonal set (Harvest Hunters) returns 

November 2: Last chance to upgrade and unlock 14th Upholder

November 4:

  • NEW EbilCorp Adventure
  • Harvest Fest + EbilCorp War return
  • November Team Birthday Farm quests
  • New upgrade bonus pack

November 11:

  • ShadowFlame Saga Finale V
  • Wheel of Doom Merge Shop update
  • Treasure Chest Update

November 18:

  • Harvest Fest 2022: Birds with Harms
  • Black Friday / Cyber Monday Rares Shop + Collection Chest

November 23:
(Wednesday update)

  • Harvest Fest Mystery Boss
  • Hollowborn Seasonal map + boss return

November 25:

  • Black Friday Boss Drops
  • Black Friday / Cyber Monday Rares Shop + Collection Chest update

November 28:
(Monday update)

  • Cyber Monday Boss Drops

Leaving

Don't miss out on your favorite limited time events, stories, and gear! 

Update: Because we have so many heroes in the Philippines impacted by Tropical Storm Nalgae during the beginning of the holiday event lineup, all seasonal events, rare items, and daily gifts released in October will remain available until November 25th. (Except for the 20th Anniversary Collection Chest, which leaves November 18th)

November 15: Daily gifts released between Oct 18 - 31

November 18: 20th Anniversary Collection Chest

November 25:

  • Rare October daily login gifts
  • Featured Gear Shop sets: Vampiric Noble, Magical Superstar, Sweet Treat Healer, Strange Pets
  • AQWorlds Birthday map
  • Mogloween events 

November 30: Daily login gifts released between November 1 - 14

December 1: November + October seasonal sets

December 2: Black Friday Collection + Harvest Fest leave

Daily Login Gift Schedule

There's always something new to do or battle for in AdventureQuest Worlds! Log in each day for a new item, boost, buff, or surprise. 

Follow AQWorldsGame on Twitter for more details and to see the newest daily gifts available for you at www.AQ.com!

Release time: Gold, Rep, Class Points, and XP boosts are scheduled to begin at 12:01 AM EST (server time). Farming resource boosts and item drops do not have a set release time.

Rare drops released between:

  • October 1 - 31 leave November 25
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November 01, 2022

November Seasonal Set: Harvest Hunters

Available every year from November 1st - 30th

November is when the Fall season REALLY hits in the United States. Pumpkin Spice everything is in stores, the leaves have fallen (or are starting to) and the temperatures around the underground lab finally drop below 70 degrees Fahrenheit. This is harvest time in the Northern Hemisphere, and Thanksgiving in the United States, Canada, China, Germany, Grenada, Japan, and Norfolk Island. To help ALL our heroes celebrate, this month's seasonal set features the Harvest Hunters - the HeroHunter and Lycan Stalker armors.

November Set: The Harvest Hunters

Unlock the Hero Hunter or Lycan Stalker armors and all the Harvest Hunter accessories!

There are two ways to get the gear:

1) Total package: Buy the entire set directly through the website for $9.99 USD 

2) Individually: Buy each of the individual pieces from Garek the Traveling Gear Merchant in Battleon. 

The total cost to buy all of the gear individually is 4,000 ACs, so getting all the gear from the Harvest Hunters pack is a pretty sweet deal (you save 2,000 ACs).

The set includes:

  • Hero Hunter Armor
  • Lycan Stalker Armor
  • 3 helms 
  • 3 capes
  • 5 weapons
  • character page badge

Seasonal Set Details

Each month, we'll feature a new set, available only during that month every year. 

Seasonal Sets
January: ArchFiend OverLord
February: Obsidian Samurai
March: Legion Warseeker
April: Bio-War Cultist
May: Lord of the J-Sixth + Lightning Lich Lord
June: ShadowZard Mount + Rider
July: Flameborn + Underworld Summoner
August: Urban Assassins
September: Celestial Naval Commander
October: ChronoStriker
November: Harvest Hunters
December: Northern Wanderer

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this the same as the monthly upgrade bonus? 

Monthly upgrade bonus gear is an extra reward for buying AdventureCoin or Membership packages. Seasonal set packs are bought separately. Just like the Flame Dragon Warrior pack, you can buy the entire set directly, for one price, on our site. You can ALSO buy the individual pieces in-game.

so if you can't get it now, you'll have another chance in upcoming years.

What if I just want ONE of the items?

You're in luck! Talk to Garek in Battleon. He'll be selling the individual pieces of the set through November 30th.

Where do I get my gear if I buy the full set through the website?

You'll find it in your Book of Lore.

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