[Entrance to the Black Mage's room]
[Black Mage's Throne!]
UPDATE: The teaser was added! Check the bottom of the post.
On my last post, I really wondered WHEN this patch would come because the job is coming to the real server in 8 days. Unsurprisingly, they released this patch. Oddly enough, the trailer wasn’t released yet. Even more odd, the actual beginning of Luminous was not added yet, just a couple of quests for levels 10+.
This patch includes a lot of content besides the storyline, such as Guwaru, Magnus, and even the Black Mage! They’re just NPC’s for now but I really wonder what they’re for. There are also more ID’s from the same race, except, while the other one was a warrior, this one is a pirate! We can assume that both Guwaru and Magnus are being released, and one of them is a warrior while the other is a pirate. Black Mage commanders as jobs, mhm.
Again, the full storyline was not released yet. However, quests for levels 10+ were added, and I can give you the gist of the storyline.
Luminous was a part of the 5 heroes who sealed the Black Mage. We don’t really know what happens to him exactly (because there’s no tutorial yet), but he wakes up hundreds of years later, weak and without remembering anything. When he wakes up in the house of Rania (shown above), he starts training to strengthen himself and learn to control his dark power. To do so, he first works on controlling light. After all, after hundreds of years, he’s not so used to light anymore.
He goes and asks Arwen the fairy of Ellinia about just how much the world changed. He also mumbles about Eurel (?) vanishing and then he introduces his bigger concern: his Aurora. His Aurora is what gave him light power back in the day.
Arwen tells him to go to the Magic Library of Ellinia to ask Grendel (which I just realized is called Heinz the Librarian in KMS) about the Aurora. He goes there, but Grendel is not in the library. Instead, he meets a kid named Loro.
The kid tells him that the spiritual power of the Aurora is found in some scrolls. If you get the scroll, you may find the Aurora. He also tells Luminous that he will get the scroll for him in the library. Meanwhile, Luminous was generous enough to do his chores for him, and clean up the library (psh, noob).
So the kid finds the scroll and Luminous tries to read it. He suddenly remembers a place named Serenity, his home town. He realizes that he has to go back to Serenity if he expects to get his Aurora. However, the scroll doesn’t really tell him how to get there, and so, he waits for Grendel. Until Grendel returns, he does another favor for the kid. You may think it’s cute, but it’s not; that just means more tedious quests for you to do. When Grendel finally returns from work (he has a job?!), he asks him about the scroll. Grendel says he needs some time.
Grendel’s solution is pretty… Dumb… He tells him that the secret is helping people in Ellinia (?! Cheesy). Luminous is dumb enough to fall for that, and he helps people. He helps Anne with his dolls. Then, he goes to bother Shane (isn’t that the guy who gave me an apple when I was a noob?), who sees that Anne is sick and asks for herb seeds. Anne’s mother, Dr. Betty (they are related?!) then asks him to get some of her broken samples. Apparently, Dr. Betty also has patients, and one of them is an angry elf whose wings are plagued, so she makes Luminous do more work.
After doing all of that work, he goes back to Grendel who found a second scroll that could potentially have more information about Serenity.
Grendel further analyzes the scroll, and tells Luminous to find the 4 contradictions of the Maple World. First one is the cold flame that mixes with Flaming Golems. Grendel asks him to kill some golems using a weapon he gave him (Reverse Lantern). Then I gave up :O. No worries, though, I’ll continue (might not be as accurate, though). The next contradiction is the hot breath in the mud of Kerning City of Muddy Sprout Monsters. Kill those. Next is the light trapped in darkness in shells of Torties. That confuses him, light is trapped in darkness? And what darkness is light? Final one is the darkness and light that are found in the curses of Melodies. And those are all the contradictions.
Now he’s ready to find the path to Serenity. He is lead to Golem Temple, and sees the gate to Serenity.
When he goes through the gate, he arrives at Serenity:
Wow! He finds his friend Beuwon who has been holding his Aurora for all those years! He takes the Aurora from him and asks for help. Beuwon tells him that the forces of light and darkness are equal, and therefore he is not protected from darkness. Luminous realizes that he has to face darkness on his own…
That’s as far as I’m going. I’m not sure if everything there is 100% correct (because I just translated the quest summaries and did a lot of guessing. Also, I hate dialogues), but anyone is welcome to fix me.
There are more quests but then it would take me forever to translate them. But here, I’ll throw some pictures at you of the other quests:
And some pictures of the [potential] tutorial:
Haha this guy:
Always with a smile
^Magnus (new job coming soon).
^Guwaru (that’s also a new job o_o).
^OMG Black Mage!
- Some skill changes. I’m not including Luminous skill changes, which are mostly changes in how much each skill contributes to the gauge. There were some changes for Phantom, however:
Critical Rate Bonus Doubled (5% -> 10%).
Critical Rate Bonus Doubled (10% -> 20%).
Unfamiliar variable changed from 22 to 20.
Critical Rate Bonus Decreased (50% at max level -> 30% at max level).
Cooldown Increased by 60 seconds (60 seconds at max level -> 120 seconds at max level).
- Empress equipments no longer have a secondary stat requirement.
- New ID’s:
What it means: A pirate class of the same race as the 61XX job, which we assume is Magnus. Soo 65XX is Guwaru?
That’s all I’ve got for now. Oh, and they STILL didn’t release the teaser -_-.
UPDATE: Here’s the teaser:
It’s called Inkwell’s Tempest Conference (1). Pretty stupid.
Basically explains most of the stuff we already know EXCEPT:
- Something big for high-leveled people (again…).
- A new race (we already knew about that), but with a picture!
It looks like Magnus with a dragon head o_o. And the way they presented the image makes it seem like a new job… So, cool! It’s being released, along with another, pirate, Black Mage commander (could be Guwaru). Or maybe it’s not Magnus but that’s pretty messed up.
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And on Inkwell’s Diary, this awesome Tempest poster was posted! He left:
숙명을 거스르는 자, 운명의 결단을 준비하라!
Those who defy fate, prepare for destiny’s decision!
Patch is coming later on today.