Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cat Scratch Fever!

Hello Wizards!
    We last left off running after Meowiarty and Malistaire in the streets near Newgate Prison. At the Clocktower we caught up to them, but alas they fled again and Malistaire summoned up an Agony Wraith we had to defeat before we could continue our investigation with Sherlock and Watson. After filling in Watson with what happened at the Prison, we have to go help some of the officers in Knights Court before they can help us find Meowiarty.
   Sergeant Steeg will be up ahead after you walk up the stairs in the back ally near Watson. He is very happy that he has someone else helping him on the Jacques the Scratcher case as they don't have many officers in this district. Lady Miltop is straight ahead of you after talking to Steeg, she has been attacked by Jacques and needs your help. She tells us he is in the clocktower she is standing next to.

    After battling Jacques, he flees again saying "it won't be so easy next time"! Run back to Steeg and tell him what happened with Lady Miltop and Jacques. He will have you go and defeat some of Jacques Deadly Scratchers roaming around the streets.
    Once you have defeated a couple of the cats, Steeg thanks you and informs you that the deadly scratching reports have now lessened with our help. Getting back to Jacques himself though, Officer Steeg tells us that Lady Dalton who also lives in Knights Court had reported an incident last night. Lets go see what she has to say about Jacques!
    When we meet Lady Dalton she tells us that her encounter with Jacques was horrid and all she can remember is that he carried a black bag. This is a great clue we can bring back to Steeg. Steeg lets us know that his officers are still searching but cannot find him. Lady Brooks has recently reported a scratching, so lets go see if she has any ideas. She says she came home one night and Jacques was inside waiting for her and attacked her. She hasn't gone back ever since. Steeg asks us to go into her house and make sure everything is clear so she can move back in while he and the other officers look around for Jacques.

    After clearing out Lady Brooks house, we return to Steeg and show him the Glove we found inside with the letters "XX" on it. Now we have 2 clues, the bag and the gloves! Steeg thinks one of his officers could easily crack this case, but he is off duty at the moment. Go back to Reagent's Square and find the Bar named "Mr. Burt's Bones and Biscuits".
    When we arrive at the bar, Officer Crankenhop is inside. He is the one that Steeg had mentioned. We show the Officer the clues we have found and he comes to the conclusion that they belong to a Doctor who lives in Knights Court with the initials "X.X". Before returning to Knights Court we stop by Professor Greyrose to learn a new Ice Spell! Blizzard is our first AOE spell! It hits multiple enemies and costs 4 pips. That will definitely be useful! We Return to Steeg and fill him in on what Crankenhop's idea was. Steeg tells us that a doctor does live here in Knights Tower named Xavier Xandros. Lets go get him!

    Now that we have saved Knights Court and helped Officer Steeg, we must return to Watson to find out if he figured out where Meowiarty went while we were gone.
Until then!

Monday, April 14, 2014

New Bunny Mounts!

Hello Wizards!
    Eggbert returned to Wizard City earlier today and has brought all of his holiday goods with him! From his Pet Egg to all of his cool wands and staves. This year there are also 2 new Bunny Mounts in the Crown Shop! Which one do you like better? The Caerbannog or Prismatic? Learn More
    Gonna hold a Rafflecopter for one lucky winner to win a choice of one they want! May the odds be ever in your favor! A big thanks to Paige for letting me take a video of the Prismatic Hare and render. Visit her blog here!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Great Meowiarty Chase!

Hello Wizards!
    The last time we left off on our adventure, we snuck into the Ironworks to spy on Pops O' Leary and his gang to see what they were up to. After defeating him, we learn that Someone is planning a prison raid! Who are they trying to break out of jail? We need to go tell Sherlock at once.
    When we return to Digmoore Station, we fill in Sherlock on all the details about the Prison Raid plan we found out in the Ironworks. He asks us to go warn Scotland Yard and his colleague Watson. When we reach Watson on Scotland Yards rooftop he warns us that the O'Leary gang is attacking and that they are trying to free Meowiarty. He is a very dangerous thief in the realm of Marleybone! We need to go and try to prevent the raid and Officer Ness in Newgate Prison may be able to help us.
    After speaking with Officer Ness, he tells us that Malistaire is here and he is summoning the undead to free Meowiarty! What? When we reach the top of the 2nd tower where Meowiarty's Cell is, we see the wall blown out and another officer is yelling that he is getting away with Malistaire.
    As we run further through the streets, we finally catch up to Malistaire and Meowiarty as he summons more undead in the streets before running off again. Officer Dorsett near the scene tells us of a O'Leary hideout down the ally near here. Maybe he is hiding inside?

    Inside we find Gibson O'Leary with Meowiarty no where in sight. After defeating Gibson he spills that Meowiarty just left and he said something about an old warehouse! We should still be able to catch him so head back outside and run further down the street stopping to talk to MB Police along the way. Towards the end of the street we see Malistaire and Meowiarty again and he summons more ghosts in front of us. Officer Payne tells us that they ran inside the North Clocktower and we chase after them.

    Inside you find Meowiarty and Malistaire. Meowiarty expresses that he is done playing cat vs mouse and is finally escaping the area. Malistaire leaves us to battle Agony Wraith and a ghost henchmen. Once we are done we go tell Watson about what has happened during our time in Newgate Prison.
    Watson is surprised that Malistaire is helping Meowiarty and now we know that he is the "power" behind the O'Leary gang all of a sudden. To track down where he ran off to, we need aid from the other officers in the area but they are all busy on other missions. He asks us to go to Knights Court up ahead to help out with the problems Jacques the Scratcher is causing, attacking people in the neighborhood! Doesn't sound so good...
Until then Wizards!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Crossing the Starfall Sea!

Hello Wizards!
    Today I will be highlighting your trip across the Starfall Sea! On the last post we explored the beginning of KR Part 2. After completing Crescent Beach, and collecting some materials to cross the Starfall Sea, Captain Taylor Colestrider helps us on our voyage. Time to board the mighty beast!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mount-A-Palooza has returned!

Hello Wizards!
    Mount-A-Palooza has officially returned from today until April 13th! Some of your favorite Mounts are back in the Crowns Shop, like the Mixed Candy Cane, and the Reindeer Sleigh Mount! Save up to 67% off select mounts! They have also added in 2 brand new Mounts. The Gold-Wraught Eagle, and the Dual Dragonfly (2 person Mount). Make sure you check them out today!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Khrysalis Part 2

Hello Wizards!
    Thursday, Kingsisle opened up the Test Realm allowing us to explore Khrysalis Part 2 finally! All of us were anxiously awaiting this and finally it was at our grasps! I started questing right away when TR opened around 11 AM eastern and finished around 12 AM! 13 hours of questing! It was so worth it though! The Storyline and areas in Part 2 were wonderful and beautifully crafted by the hard workers at Kingsisle! This Post will just contain the basic storyline of Part 2, and my thoughts when I was experiencing them. There will also be plenty of videos that I recorded, so if you don't want to read/watch spoilers, turn back now!
    When we finished Part 1, all we were left with was a nice view of the Starfell sea in the distance. Now that Part 2 is opened, we need to explore Crescent beach, but Morganthe has blocked the entrance. To get in we must defeat some dragon beetles for their pods. Once we have the pods, we place them between the Gate bars and BOOM, we're in!
    You are now on Crescent Beach, looking for a way to cross the Starfell Sea. Zarozinia The Deathsong helps you and directs you to go figure out who controls the Docks. After fighting multiple bosses and meeting a captain who helped us in the Skull Rock, we collect all the materials we need to cross the sea. (Mustering Horn, and Several Crystals to help us control the "ship")
    When you throw the Diving Bell off into the sea from the docks, a HUGE bug looking thing appears from the deep seas, this is your "ship". When you enter inside, you will see Taylor Coleridge, the captain you met inside Skull Rock. He is going to help you cross the sea. He has the crystals you collected on the beach in certain slots. The Journey across the sea is a very bumpy one, enemies will try to stop you and mess with the bug. Its your job to go outside and deal with them. The last battle you have before your destination will be 3 bosses all in one battle. It is x10 worse than the Starburst Spiders back in Mirror Lake.
    You may also have noticed that you are collecting a new reagent in KR part 2 called "Astral Shard" This new reagent is very important for the new Crafting quest and other Crafting Items you will see later on! Stock up! Finally we arrive at our destination, Ruined Alcazar! These ancient ruins was the home of Star magic! You will meet a mole in a form of a spirit who is named Amelia Stardust. She needs your help to recover and save the Celestial Beings. (Crab, Hart, Serpent, Phoenix) There are 4 islands you can reach via teleporter near her. Once you rescue the first 3, you have to rescue the Phoenix egg from Papa Jacobo in the final ruined tower.
    When you bring the egg back to Amelia Stardust, it hatches into the Celestial Phoenix who flies high into the sky above and reveals the Portal to the "Star Castle", Radiance Reborn. Picture the ruins you were just exploring, it's that but before it was destroyed. Inside you meet Amelia again, she asks you to go speak with all of the Celestial Beings you just recovered in their towers around the Castle. (These Celestial beings look epic! They would be great Mount options!)
    After speaking to all of them the Phoenix proposes that you are ready to enter the Chambers of the Mind. Amelia explains that you are about to enter 3 phases of Morganthe's Memory. In order to face Morganthe, we need to learn more about her past. This part was very cool, great job to the designers and writers!

    In the first chamber, we see Morganthe when she was Younger and Her Brother Malory in Avalon plotting to takedown the King. (The events that took place before we entered Ghost Avalon) We learn here that Morganthe really didn't want to hurt anyone during these events but after her and Malory defeat the Spriggan, She gets mesmerized by the power of the Horned Crown. Malory tells Morganthe to use the crown on the King if his plans go awry. She then wonders if Ambrose has any tomes that explain the Crown in depth. (Which is why we found her in Ambroses Tower in Ghost Avalon when we face her as Gamma)

    In the 2nd Chamber, we see Morganthe as a Student at Ravenwood. She is being scolded by Malistaire (The current Death Professor) for almost destroying all of Ravenwood by accident. (She is the reason why the Death School is not apart of Ravenwood) Morganthe  sasses back at Mali when he asks for her Wand, and you begin a duel. About halfway in, Ambrose interrupts and takes her wand and deck away. This is the point in the story where I think Morganthe snaps and begins to walk down the "dark path". She loved Magic, and Ambrose just took it away from her and told her to leave Ravenwood Immediately.

    In the Final Chamber, we see a more advanced Morganthe exploring "The Hive" in Khrysalis searching for new Magic she could use. Ambrose told her to go find where she belongs in the Spiral and she ends up here looking for what he took away from her. We see the rat we saw earlier in KR2, Taylor Coleridge. It turns out that he was on Morganthe's Ship Crew when she explored Khrysalis so many years ago. In the Memory we see them exploring an area for Magic, and then Spider Magi's show up and take Morganthe "to be tested" as their "Chosen one of the Prophecy".
    A few questions that go through my mind at this point is, 1. Was she being controlled by these spiders? She didn't really want to go with them as you can see in the memory. 2. Did they turn her into a spider/human? In her older form she has spider legs coming out of her back. I would absolutely love to see a future KI blog post about the timeline of Morganthe and details of her story that we are still missing.
    After seeing all of the Memories, Amelia has us go to the center of the Castle and Greyrose appears. She is thrilled that we have now recovered 2 of the Ancient astral artifacts of Khrysalis now, Moon and the Stars. Next is the Solar Arc! You can now use the Teleporter here to bring you to the City of Sardonyx. Amelia says that the Solar Arc is located in the Kondha Desert which Morganthe has proclaimed, "Forbidden to enter" by anyone. Amelia tells us to tell her Friend in Sardonyx that Radiance is now Reborn and for them to help us search for the Solar Arc. She also has a few new Bubble Spells for us to train! Make sure to pick up your Schools for Free. These are different from our other School Bubbles. It gives Pierce and Crit chance instead of Attack Power.

What will happen next in Khrysalis Part 2? Find out next time!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Fools!

Hello Wizards!
    Today Kingsisle played a prank on us for April Fools Day! Last year they released a Sloth mount that had -40% speed! Haha. This Year they released the "Mighty Steed" Mount! Think you know what it is? Think again!
    Like what you see? I'm going to gift away one to a lucky viewer! Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win! Good luck to you all! If you are the winner, I will contact you to meet up in game so I can then gift you the mount via crown shop! Enjoy!