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  1. 6 points
    Used

    Communication Tools

    hey fellow crows, as i have seen some communication issues between crafters and the persons requesting products from them, namely the clients not giving enough information on the options they want the crafter to pick or not knowing the effects of those choices, i decided to start building calculators for crafting. so i have made first a Vessel Calculator as i am a Necromancer in my guild, that one is very accurate as most of the numbers are big enough so that it is not affected by rounding in the UI. after that, i started making a calculator for weapons but some of the base numbers are so small that trying to get the accurate, non rounded number is very difficult wich then also means that the entire calculation is not 100% accurate and i will need more test crafts to get closer to the numbers or the devs telling us all unrounded base numbers and modifiers. however despite not being able to give a fully accurate calculation, it is still fairly accurate and does fullfill its purpose as a communication tool. i would like to share these as other crows may need them too. you need to make a copy to use them. Vessels: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RWYKD4DOTFLAcWkbLZqXQW-Nu1O8bMMlQJB1xxo7OU8/edit?usp=sharing Weapons: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17DHXrBM1Bb1_KmEkSqJesiRy2WuqQjlsScbqDly6AxE/edit?usp=sharing Used, Caldera Necromancer
  2. 5 points
    I kinda like the name Metalauriel... if I ever need an alt, I might name it like that in memory of Pann
  3. 4 points
    Staff

    Farewell Satayn

    As always a wonderful campaign, its a shame it will end in a 1-1 tie GG chaos i hope you guys have a great turn out at the next campaign/decapathon
  4. 3 points
    Prologue Caldera has been an active part of Crowfall since early August 2015. “We are the attackers, causing mayhem and murder. We are the crafters you will spend your funds on. We are laying siege to your castle and crushing your attempts to take ours. We are the refuge and protection from The Hunger that is creeping in on us all. “ We are Caldera - Playing with Fire! Avocation – “What does it mean to be part of Caldera?” “Real Life First – Full Commitment when Available Improvement – Team – Success Equality amongst friends, respect towards enemies…” The only thing you really have to do is take care of your real life. To balance between gaming and the rest of your life is your call. When you do come online and play with us, we want you to be fully committed ~ To Play with Fire. Strive for improvement. we will never be perfect. That doesn't have to keep us from trying. Learn from successes and mistakes, from your allies, your enemies, and yourself. Always ask yourself "what would have been a better way to approach this situation?" Don't be afraid to receive feedback, and don't be afraid to give it. Play for the Team. We are not a pile of solo players. The team is our strength, our motivation, our family. Always try to do what is best for the team, and in the long run the team will do what's best for you. We share our time, knowledge, and ingame goods. Aspire for success. While there is sometimes room to “mess around”, when it matters, we always play to win, no matter the odds. People will depend on you. Always play to the best of your ability, use your best judgement, and trust in your allies to do the same. We are all equal gamers and humans, and we treat each other as such. Being an Officer means taking up a responsibility for the good of the guild, no less and no more. Every voice matters. This even includes our enemies: be respectful, in victory or defeat. No flaming, harassment, bug using or cheating. What do we offer our members – “It’s a package deal!” A fun and friendly environment to achieve common goals in. A flexible hours guild with a hardcore mentality when it comes to the important stuff. (Casually Hardcore). A massive amount of in game knowledge to be shared to empower our guild members. A common progressive attitude towards the game where all guild members are recognized for their contributions. Applying – “Still here? Perfect.” Upon reading this, if you feel that Caldera might be a place for you then all you need to do, is click below: APPLY NOW Still not persuaded? If you wish to learn more about our structure and how we do things, then just click below. Read More! or Link to the original Caldera recruitment thread.
  5. 3 points
    Join us for the ACE Q&A for November livestream on Wednesday, November 6, at 11 am CDT. https://www.twitch.tv/crowfallgame
  6. 3 points
    Well done Vanguard...well done. If only we had more guilds working on coming up with effective spec groups rather than just trying to emulate whatever the "vet" guilds are doing. Bravo!
  7. 2 points
    Moin alleman, als Teil der Phoenix Gaming Community bin ich selbstverständlich übermorgen auch dabei und freue mich schon sehr Wir heissen jeden interessierten herzlich Willkommen uns auf dem Stream zu besuchen, es wird sicher interessant werden. Spass soll auch kommen, habe ich gerade gehört. Ich hoffe, der bleibt ein wenig länger Ich hoffe, man liest sich morgen Nachmittag onstream, bis dahin... Grüße, Bonkermann
  8. 2 points
    Cool video and super cool fights.
  9. 2 points
    royo

    Vidéo tutoriel.

    Salut, je vous présente un tutoriel pour faire découvrir Crowfall au nouveaux joueurs ou aux curieux, celui-ci s'articule par une série de vidéo entre 10 et 15 min comme ça vous pourrez à terme choisir des choses plus précises si vous connaissez déjà un peu le jeu. N'hésitez pas à partager et à me dire ce que vous en pensez ou si vous voulez que j'aborde un sujet en particulier dans de future vidéos. Je vous donne le lien de la première vidéo. A bientôt en jeu !!
  10. 2 points
    Archaos

    [-V-] Vanguard | [EU]

    A couple Vanguard members assisted my fellow guildmate @Empurer and myself in hitting level cap today at the Rank 8 Centaur Camps in God's Reach. Thank you again for the help guys, you made it easy.
  11. 2 points
    Willkommen im Forum. Das erste Posting ... und gleich mit so einer Aktion - das ist schon eine Hausnummer. Ein paar Streams von Xelvar habe ich im Vorfeld schon sehen können und kann sie nur empfehlen. Gerade Nekromantie ist ja so ein Thema, das als Einzelkämpfer (was meiner Erfahrung nach die allermeisten EU Spieler sind) recht schwierig ist, weil man zum ergattern mancher notwendiger Rohstoffe nunmal eine Gruppe braucht. Ich werde definitiv reinschauen. Zumindest im Chat. Vielleicht sogar ingame im Hintergrund winken, falls ich es schaffe. Das ist übrigens der allererste nicht-englische Stream, der regulär über den offiziellen Twitch Channel von Crowfall gehostet wird! Großen Respekt und hundertmaligesaufdiekniefallundverbeug für diesen einmaligen Meilenstein an Xelvar und die Phoenix Gaming Community. Vielleicht schaffen wir es als Community ja im Gegenzug das "unseren gemütlichen Abend" zu einem "kleinen Auflauf" hochzuwerten. Ich bin jedenfalls dabei. Ihr auch?
  12. 1 point
    Warbron21

    Unofficial Looking for Guild Thread

    Guild criteria: Region: US/EST Atmosphere: Prefer a more close, mature group. I don't mind big guilds as long as everyone is included. I enjoy guilds with a relaxed atmosphere. Casual/Hardcore?: Casual Size: No preference Play-Style: I tend to stick to casters in most MMO's that I've played, but I do enjoy the occasional warrior/assassin character. I don't mind playing any race/class if it's needed. Commitment: Just purchased the game today so it's going to depend on how much I enjoy it. Typically at least a few hours a night during the weeks and much longer on the weekends. Miscellaneous: I'm a 31/M with a wife, kid, and full time job. My family comes before games so I may not be on every single night. Experience: I've been playing MMO's since around age 7. Started off with Everquest. Currently playing WoW and FFXIV. I've been playing WoW off and on since its release. This will be day 1 for me in Crowfall. I've been watching videos on it the past few weeks and it looks like it has come a long way. I'm a pretty quick learner so I don't expect to have too many issues, though I may have a question every now and then! Voice-Chat services: Currently only have Discord however I don't mind downloading any of the others (TS, Vent, Skype etc). Much more of a listener than I am talker but I don't mind getting into voice chat when I have to.
  13. 1 point
    Battlex

    Warden or Brigand?

    Hey, thinking about rolling an Warden or Brigand. I rly do like the stealth mechanics in pvp games, so my favorite would be the brigand. But after fighting alot with the Blackguard i know those stealth classes are good for ganking & 1v1 but not for group fights. I want a good class for group fights, so the warden is the way to go? Or is the brigand better in group fights than the blackguard and i could give it a shot?
  14. 1 point
    Hallo Community, und auch allen anderem einen wunderschönen Guten Abend. Ich möchte mich einmal kurz vorstellen... ich bin der Xelvar, Gründer und Betreiber der Phoenix Gaming Community, einer Spielgemeinschaft in der Spieler entspannt und in einer angenehmen Atmosphäre Ihrem Hobby Videospielen nachgehen. Unsere Gilde "Phoenix" in CF findet Ihr hier Ich möchte Euch hiermit am 13.11.19 ab 17:30 zu meinem Live Stream auf Twitch einladen, den ich auf dem offiziellen Kanal halten darf. Twitch CrowfallGame Stream Thema : Nekromantie Vorgesehen für unseren gemütlichen Abend ist die Erstellung eines " Vessel " und zusammengefasst die Beschaffung der erforderlichen Rohstoffe um auch den Aufwand etwas abschätzen zu können. Tja was soll ich sagen, das kann ich aktuell selbst noch nicht einschätzen, ich bin also auch ziemlich gespannt. Bis bald im LifeStream ! Gruß Xelvar
  15. 1 point
    coolster50

    Warden or Brigand?

    Brigand is better than blackguard in groups, definitely. Warden is great for anti-stealth (especially is you spec for it), but doesn't have as much damage as Brigand or Archer, and also doesn't have a whole lot of utility outside of their suppress. It is tankier than either Brigand or Archer, though
  16. 1 point
    Yumx

    Communication Tools

    Thanks!
  17. 1 point
    KDSProm

    Communication Tools

    Really nice job sir! Thank you for all the effort! /respect
  18. 1 point
    cemya

    Bride Of Valkyn

    BRIDGE OF FAITH “It’s no good. There are too many.” Ransom grimaced as he put down his telescope. It was as he’d feared. The trip to Everfrost had wasted precious time. Time the doomed world of Ferisse no longer had to spare. The far shore teemed with Hunger beasts. Hellcats, bog bears, urgu, elk, even a few wyverns. Mobs of Risen, former residents of the proud city of Taveris, shuffled along corpse-strewn streets. Cembrye sat curled on the grass by the river side, the hood of her cloak pulled over her face. Ransom reminded himself the girl had known this place while it still lived and thrived. And that she had been a Crow for only a while. It was one thing to glimpse the Hunger. It was another to see its full horror. “The beasts will cross the bridge,” he muttered. “We need to leave before that happens.” “Our deaths would be glorious!” exclaimed Egil. The half-giant fingered a double-bladed axe, the light of battle in his eyes. “The girl has no statue to return to,” reminded Ransom. Egil lowered his weapon. Kitaara knelt by Cembrye’s side and gently rubbed her back. The girl slid back her hood. Her cheeks were bright with tears. “We can’t give up,” she sniffed, reaching into her pocket and drawing out a blood-red amulet. “We have to free the soul trapped in this gem.” Ransom pointed across the river. “I’ve fought the Hunger on a thousand worlds. No five Crows ever spawned could get past that.” “Four,” said Egil. “Two-Ton slipped away an hour ago.” Ransom sighed. The beginning of the end. Perhaps this quest was always doomed. Howls echoed on the breeze. “Cembrye, we must go. If I have to throw you over my shoulder...” The girl nodded, eyes downcast. She rose wearily to her feet. A sizzling sound came from behind them. A portal was opening. There was a ring of steel as they drew their weapons. Egil shoved Cembrye behind him, drawing an irritated look. “Steady,” murmured Ransom. His jaw tightened. Chances were high the newcomers were Crows sent to arrest the Bride. A minotaur with a broken horn stepped out of the circle of energy. “Two-Ton!” cried Cembrye. “You came back!” The girl rushed to embrace the massive warrior, her head barely reaching to his knees. The Myrmidon comforted her, an enormous palm cupping her entire body. The bull threw back his head and bellowed. Armored minotaurs began to emerge from the portal, one after another. They clutched mauls, axes and hammers. Soon a hundred stood pawing at the ground. “By the All-Father,” cried Egil. “The Obsidian Brotherhood.” “Yes,” said Ransom. “All of them. A sight few ever see.” Many Crow guilds existed, but a few stood out. The Obsidian Brotherhood was composed of the fiercest and most skilled minotaurs, bound by an iron code of honor. Their banner was said to have been blessed by Malekai himself, and legends told of how they had led the rebellion in the Celestial War. In modern times, they seldom came together as a group, preferring to operate independently as generals and warlords. An enormous minotaur stepped forth, even larger than Two-Ton. His scarred hide was flecked with grey. He carried a staff topped by the sculpted head of a bull made of black obsidian. Ransom bowed. “Legate Avalanche, you honor us.” The grey-haired minotaur snorted. He began to speak. Egil translated. “The Brotherhood would speak first with she who calls herself the Bride of Valkyn. Grave charges were laid against our Herd-Brother. It is said that he dealt in flesh. This is against our law. We would know the truth of it from her lips.” Cembrye edged forward nervously. “I can vouch for Two-Ton,” she said. “He was deceived. I ascended to Crow on his prayers. He stands before you redeemed in the eyes of the All-Father.” Avalanche’s eyes narrowed. “You claim to speak for Lord Valkyn?” “I speak only for myself,” replied the girl. “But I feel the warmth of His love and guidance. I defeated Stilicho and became a Crow by His will.” Avalanche scowled. Behind him, the herd of bulls shuffled and murmured. “The Silver Fay was also your Caller. Perhaps you are a pawn of the Glacier Queen? Or her patron, the Mistress of Cats?” “I was with her on Highmount,” interjected Kitaara. "She took no vows." Avalanche snorted. “As you say. Give us leave. We will speak in council.” The Brotherhood withdrew to debate among themselves. After a while, Avalanche stood forth. “There is no guile in her eyes,” declared Avalanche. “Two-Ton is readmitted to the Obsidian Brotherhood.” Two-Ton bellowed in joy. Then he pointed at Cembrye. Avalanche nodded. “Two-Ton has sworn service to the self-proclaimed Bride,” continued the Legate. “That is his right. But he also wishes the Brotherhood to join her cause. That is a grave matter.” The Legate gestured at the ranks of minotaur warriors. “Many sympathize with the girl. She wore the chains of a slave and won her freedom in blood. But for others, to claim such a title is too much.” Avalanche looked slowly around. The minotaurs crowded, silent and waiting. “We will cover your retreat. After that, those who wish may pledge. But the Obsidian Brotherhood will not fight for her today.” The crowd of minotaurs exploded in roars and bellows. Many started to quarrel, brandishing their weapons. Cembrye pulled on the sleeve of Ransom. “We need to do something! They will start killing each other!” “Stay out of it. This is Brotherhood business. Let them sort it out.” The girl looked to Kitaara, who nodded in agreement with Ransom. “No,” she cried tearfully. “I can’t watch anyone die because of me. Not again.” Cembrye began to shout, but her words were lost in the uproar. She pulled a longsword from a sheath at Egil’s belt. “What are you doing, lass?” She ignored him and climbed atop a nearby tree stump. She waved the sword, trying fruitlessly to get the minotaurs’ attention. “Don’t fight! Please!” As Cembrye held the sword aloft, there was a loud whoosh. A bright flame suddenly wreathed the blade. The girls’ eyes widened in fear and she almost dropped the weapon. The minotaurs gaped. After a long moment, Avalanche raised his staff. “It is a sign from the All-Father!” The Brotherhood roared in unison. In serried ranks, they charged across the bridge towards the Hunger beasts. “FOR THE BRIDE!” Ransom looked to Kitaara, who shrugged. They unsheathed their weapons and followed. Egil had already joined the advance. Cembrye was left standing atop the stump. She gazed wonderingly at the flame. As she watched, it slowly dwindled and then, with one last flare, went out. From the far shore came the crash of battle. She could see the minotaurs carving their way through the Hunger beasts like a scythe through ripe grain. Cembrye cast aside the sword and dropped to her knees. “All-Father, I don’t know what is happening. I am scared. Please help me. Please tell me what you want.” The girl bowed her head. The sounds of screams and clashing steel carried on the wind from across the river. Cembrye rose and wiped her eyes. Drawing her weapons, she took a deep breath and ran across the bridge.
  19. 1 point
    bignick22000

    how to rebuild passive tree

    So did go an ask them, and here where the responses. For reference this is from a Group of Friends on a D&D discord channel. #1 This was popular with almost my entire group, it was the feeling of perpetually being behind, no matter what you do you won't catch up to that one guy who started playing a year before you. #2 Another is the idea that you get something for doing nothing. A player will log in and just have experience to spend without working on a specific skill. #3 and the last one is that they don't believe they will have a decent plan for a "Catch up". A good comment a friend of mine made was if you can be caught up why even have the passive training in the first place.
  20. 1 point
    Pann

    Balance takes heads, Chaos kicks tails

    Congratulations to the winners of the Decapathon 2 and the Satayn Campaign! FULL STORY
  21. 1 point
    TowB

    Farewell Satayn

    I am sure they where staff I am sure they where I heard 90% of balance's skulls where imported from EK world do you have proof other wise? Balance loves to exploit until they fix the issue!
  22. 1 point
    To expand on what Oneply offered, the games that do offer this feature are doing so because getting between point A and B is somewhat trivial, or the content between those points is not as important to the developers as the activities that await at said destination. In Crowfall the world is not trivial, it's brutal and you traverse it at your own peril. At some point when we have caravans online it will be clear what the designs around travel have to take into consideration. For those that really want to glide around (where applicable) the choice is simple, just play as Fae!
  23. 1 point
    ACE_JackalBark

    Head spikes

    ✨ m a g i c ✨
  24. 1 point
    Staff

    Farewell Satayn

    With another alliance shift coming in the next camp perhaps an order decapathon victory is possible with a little balance deepstate assistance
  25. 1 point
    yianni

    "Only in Crowfall" contributions wanted

    Druid bombs
  26. 1 point
    ComradeAma

    Tray Switching

    Some ideas: 1. No global cooldown on tray switch and let powers of new tray be used immediately. It will make melee/range combos smooth, right now you have to press dodge between two skills while tray swapping or just wait (which feels bad). 2. Show new tray as soon as tray key is pressed, there is a significant delay now . Sometimes delay causes confusion if tray swapped or not, you start spamming tray button and may end in harvesting tray with dizzy down. 3. Allow combat > stealth swap, but instead of being instant, make it a channeled power with noticable animation (e.g character model transitions to invisible). Being hit 3 times during animation causes exposed, knockdown and small cd on tray swap. 4. Reconsider Dizzy Down mechanics. It should serve as punisher to people trying to leave fight, but it hurts people ambushed by stealthers.
  27. 1 point
    Frozengnu

    Tray Switching

    Quoting myself. What if, instead of possibly complex UI needs etc.. to make this happen, tray was also a button that we could drag to any other tray as we wish. Similarly to what eg. WoW is doing with forms and stances. That way I could put combat tray to eg. button '4' on my harvest tray. Then on button '4' I had my opener in combat tray and the switch from harvest tray to combat tray and to do attack opener would be just hitting 4 twice. Then if we so choose we could not bind global tray switch to anything, or maybe bind just harvest tray and other trays were icons in there as harvest tray has room for those extra icons anyway? This would free many hotkeys to do useful things when in that tray.
  28. 1 point
    Staff

    Tray Switching

    a smoother transition as well, feels real clunky rn like im digging in my pockets for another tray
  29. 1 point
    Jah

    Tray Switching

    I'd really like to be able to change a setting so hitting a combat tray key twice would not put me back in survival tray. If I spam my ranged tray key I want to go to ranged tray and stay there.
  30. 1 point
    Yumx

    Tray Switching

    That's a design choice by the devs though - so people can't just instantly stealth whenever they want.
  31. 1 point
    Finally the official announcement. 👍 And let it be known that our community member @Herithius reportet it very shortly after the release of the new Silicon Valley trailer (which also included this Crowfall scene) and which you can both find in his original post here. Man, we are so damn fast with finding things... I need to say (repeat), I really love love love it!!! It's so awesome to see Crowfall within such a great television series. ... it's also sad to learn that the pizza ordering stuff probably won't happen ... at least not at launch (so, there's still hope for the future, right? I mean ... we already saw how it could work, right? RIGHT?!!!). P.S.: If you need to ask, you are not one of them. 😛
  32. 1 point
    I started watching it just now and saw it literally came here to see if there was something So cool
  33. 1 point
  34. 1 point
    Yumx

    "Only in Crowfall" contributions wanted

    This might also fit into this category:
  35. 1 point
    mobtown

    crow15

    Im looking to get the game as i got an email about it having a 15% discount by entering crow15 at checkout but i do not see that option anywhere. Can someone tell me where to find it?
  36. 1 point
    Jah

    crow15

    http://crowfall.com/code/CROW15
  37. 1 point
    mystafyi

    PC Requirements

    This game isn't very demanding for graphics and your CPU is quite good for gaming so you will be fine on your end. In big fights the problem will be the server and not you.
  38. 1 point
    MorettoM

    PC Requirements

    Hi, I would like to know if I will be able to play (decently == big fights) with my pc specs: i5 7600k RX 580 8gb 8gb RAM 2400mhz
  39. 1 point
    MorettoM

    PC Requirements

    Thanks, it looks I will be able. All the system requirements I found were "outdated" as it looks.
  40. 1 point
    ACE_JackalBark

    PC Requirements

    Our system requirements are Minimum System Requirements Dual CPU, Intel I-5 3.0 GHz or better processor 8 GB of system RAM 64 bit Microsoft Windows OS, 7.0 or higher 2 GB of dedicated VRAM, in a 3D card that is compatible with Shader 5.0 GForce 660 series or better, AMD Radeon HD 6970 or better DirectX 11 6GB of disk space Recommended System Requirements Dual CPU, Intel I-5 3.5 GHz or better processor 16 GB of system RAM 64 bit Microsoft Windows 10 4 GB+ of dedicated VRAM, in a 3D card that is compatible with Shader 5.0 GForce 1060 series or better, AMD Radeon RX 560 or better DirectX 12 6GB of disk space Installed on an SSD disk
  41. 1 point
    moving chair .. waiting 😙
  42. 1 point
    EnsoKim

    Hi, I'm from South Korea.

    Yeah, I played for an hour today, and it was awesome but idk what to do. Need to find somebody with it.
  43. 1 point
    Yumx

    Hi, I'm from South Korea.

    Welcome to the game! One of the biggest tips we give new players, is that you need to find a guild to play with, this game is not very solo friendly (only mainly in the start). And the game is just way more enjoyable while playing with others.
  44. 1 point
    Yumx

    Warstory: The European Clown Car!

    Saturday night Vanguard visited the 2 NA sieges, here's our entire adventure captured on video! We also had to pass the time between the 2 sieges, meaning we had to somehow spend 4 hrs together - this included shovels and a music bot on discord! ________________________________________________ Do you want to join Vanguard? Apply here!: https://forms.gle/FF4WBSoWjzTMMu5r5 Want to talk to us? Join our Discord!: https://discord.gg/YT8fE64 Do you want to see our recruitment thread?: https://community.crowfall.com/topic/25251-v-vanguard-eu/
  45. 1 point
    cemya

    Bride Of Valkyn

    FIRESIDE CHAT The cold winds were blowing again. No choice but to shelter once more for the night. Itani found the realm of Yuki fascinating but unsettling. Well-maintained ice roads would dead end at a crevasse. A promising path would circle back on itself. Deep tundra forests, beguiling and majestic, could swallow the unwary. The only sign of life so far was a snowy owl. It had appeared the first day he entered the kingdom. After that, he saw it often, circling in the grey sky. Although he was not the tracker Ransom was, a quadrant gifted him by the Magna Mater had proved its worth. If he kept heading due east, he should eventually reach Dreamfast. A few days ago, he had come upon a house beside a large boulder. The door was locked, and no one seemed inside. But paw prints and sleigh runner tracks marked the muddy ice. The signs looked many weeks old, however. Suddenly, Itani spotted a light. It came from a clearing in the forest. As he drew near, he saw the light was coming from a lantern shining through a cabin window. Smoke wafted from the chimney. He heard hooting. The snowy owl had landed on a nearby tree branch. It began to preen itself. The Nethari knocked on the door. A cloaked and hooded woman opened it. “Come in! Come in! And do shut the door behind you!” Her voice was kind and welcoming. It had an odd musical quality. Itani stepped gingerly inside. The interior was sparsely furnished, with a bed, cupboard, and table with chairs. Antlers and deer hides adorned the walls. The woman stirred a cast-iron pot bubbling over a crackling fire. “So nice to have company! I hope you are hungry.” Before he could reply, she had set the table. She drew back her hood, revealing silver hair, pale blue skin and long bat-like ears. A moon elf. Her pupiless silver eyes twinkled. “Now then…who honors me as guest?” Seizing the chance to finally speak, the Nethari cleared his throat and bowed. “I am Itani, Confessor and Servant of Arkon, Second to Calliope, Magna Mater of the Golden Council.” The blue woman seemed amused. She returned the bow. “So many titles! I fear I cannot compete. I am just a humble servant of Our Lady.” “Our Lady? You mean the ruler of this kingdom?” The moon elf did not reply but gestured for him to sit. She ladled soup into his bowl, set out bread and cheese, and poured his cup full of a golden ale before taking her own place. “Eat! Drink! I have already supped.” The fare, though plain, was excellent. As soon as Itani emptied his cup, the blue woman refilled it. After a while he pushed back with a satisfied sigh. The moon elf seemed pleased. “Tell me, what brings you to Everfrost?” “I come seeking the wisdom of Yuki Orinelle.” “Why?” This woman was rather nosey, thought Itani. But she was probably lonely living in these woods. He decided to humor her. “On a point of lore. Her memories stretch back to the days before Crows or Kingdoms.” “Indeed, they do! But what of it?” “That is a matter for her ears alone.” “Suit yourself!” sighed the moon elf. “I ask only because we’ve had so many lore-seekers lately.” “Oh?” “Some months ago. A very distinguished group. Nearly as many titles as you!” Itani sat up straight. Other visitors seeking lore? There was more to this. “Can you tell me about them?” The blue woman chuckled. Itani considered. This rustic seemed harmless. It might help to air his thoughts. And he felt sure this woman had useful information. “Very well. Once I’ve told you why I’ve come, you’ll tell me what you know. Deal?” The moon elf nodded eagerly. “Be warned, though,” he added. “What I am about to say will seem absurd. Fantastic.” The blue woman clapped her hands excitedly. “Ooh! I’ll put the kettle on!” Once Itani began to speak, he soon forgot himself. Of all things in life, he relished nothing more than discussing ancient lore. In truth, he was enjoying himself immensely. He started from the very beginning, with his investigations into the archives of the Devoted, and carried right through to the day he passed into Everfrost. The moon elf was a good listener and surprisingly knowledgeable. It turned out she didn’t live in these woods after all – her home was in Dreamfast. She explained how she spent most of her time in the great library there – one of the finest in the Kingdoms. Seeing the gleam in Itani’s eyes, she promised to give him a tour someday. When Itani was done, he paused. How long had he been talking? It must be nearing dawn. “Your tale does not disappoint,” exclaimed the moon elf. “But a nethari and fae team? What a naughty pairing! Tongues will wag.” Itani’s cheeks reddened. “There was nothing improper…” The moon elf gave a chuckle that reminded Itani of the sound a wind chime makes when struck. “Tell me, how much do you know of this fae?” “Leya works for the Lord Archon as a spy. And a kidnapper, I suppose…she abducted one of the Devoted and imprisoned him at the Pinnacle. And, uh, maybe also as an assassin…I saw her knock two Scrappers down a mine shaft.” “A colorful character with interesting skills. And you have given her more than just your trust. Don’t deny it! I see it in your eyes,” the moon elf grinned. “I don’t see how this is relevant…” “Maybe it is,” said the blue woman. “And maybe it isn’t. I pray she doesn’t break your heart.” “Can we talk about something else?” “Of course. To your tale...let’s see if I gather it all.” The blue woman went to stir the fire. Her pupiless silver eyes gleamed in the light. “The All-Father had a girl child with the wife of Hero. A fiery being unable to thrive in this world, who disappeared into legend. A hundred years ago, an addled priest named Clem sought to summon and control her. He lured the being into the vessel of a mortal girl named Bellana, whom he called the Bride of Valkyn. But his plans went awry when the poor girl walked into a fire.” “Yes, that is right,” nodded Itani. “Although we can only speculate on what happened to Bellana in the desert. Or what Clem’s plans truly were.” “Does it matter?” scoffed the moon elf. “The fool was in over his head.” With unease, Itani noted a sudden change in the blue woman’s tone. She now spoke with force and power. The moon elf began to pace. “Not content with one failure, Clem tried again. A year ago, another Bride of Valkyn appears. But this girl has the sense to flee his lecherous grasp. Free to find her own path, she grows in strength. In the fullness of time, by her own bloody hand she ascends to Crow. Rather than bank the fires within, she embraces them. Now she seeks to cleanse a bloodsoul amulet. If she succeeds, none will be able to stand against her. She will take her place amongst the greatest of our age.” “By the Pantheon,” gasped Itani. “You have met her. The group you spoke of…” “Was hers,” nodded the blue woman. “Yes. The Bride of Valkyn came calling. And at her side walked Kitaara Red-Hand and Ransom, Warden of the Golden Council.” “Ransom and Kitaara together?” exclaimed Itani. “That's a first. But why come here? The Silver Fay was one of the Bride’s callers. But there must be more to it than that.” “Indeed.” Itani fixed the blue woman with his gaze. “I’ve fulfilled my part. Now you’ll tell me all you know. Bear in mind, I am a Confessor.” The moon elf smirked. “Veiled threats already? No need. I’ll tell you. But one more question first.” The Nethari nodded. “The Bride of Valkyn. What would you have of her?” Itani paused. It was an excellent question. One he had turned over and over in his mind. Once he caught up with the Bride, what was he going to do? “If she is truly possessed of the spirit of the All-Father,” he began slowly, “then the consequences could shatter the kingdoms. And yet…we haven't uncovered the most important mystery.” “Which is?” “Her purpose. Her reason for being. None may truly know the mind of the Valkyn the Ancient. But I cannot believe that this – miracle - would happen without great cause.” As Itani spoke, his hand went absent-mindedly to a pocket in his robe. He felt the chains of the two necklaces he kept there. The ones made by Clem that he had gathered during his journeys. He drew them out. The moon elf’s eyes narrowed. She took a step towards him. “What are those?” she asked. “Matching necklaces crafted by Clem. One for himself and one for the Bride. Each marked with the symbols of Valkyn and the Crows. Together, he called them ‘The Gift.’ Each necklace was lost. It is a strange fate that I have reunited them.” “Why would he make such necklaces?” the blue woman said wonderingly. Itani gazed out the window. “The various pieces of evidence make little sense by themselves. But if you imagine a thread to tie them together, a picture takes shape. An unsettling picture.” “Go on,” urged the blue woman. “The first Bride of Valkyn lived one hundred years ago,” continued Itani. "The archives of the Devoted note that it was exactly a hundred years ago that the Hunger began to quicken its pace. To consume worlds faster than the Devoted could bring them into being.” The moon elf stroked her chin. “You believe the two events are related?” she mused. The Nethari nodded. “I think they are,” said Itani. “Clem was in anguish at the death of Bellana. But he also wrote that he had made a great mistake. He did not say what the mistake was. But after that he created ‘The Gift.’ I sense magic on the necklaces. My first thought was they were meant to ensure that if another girl was taken by the fire spirit, it would not overcome her as it did Bellana." "But if the appearance of a Bride was related to the quickening of the Hunger…" "Then the magic may not be intended to protect her. It may have something to do with the spirit itself." The moon elf's pupiless silver eyes widened. "A child born of a God," the woman murmured softly. "Who could not thrive here - because her very existence offends the natural order." "Exactly. Which brings me to the final piece. The words of the fire spirit on the only occasion she is recorded as speaking.” “What did the spirit say?” “She cried out: ‘Where is my Father?’” The moon elf gave a little gasp. Her hand covered her mouth. She turned away to face the window. Outside, the pink hint of dawn was in the sky. “I see it now,” she whispered. “Pieces move on the board. But for the wrong game.” Itani felt a shiver at these words, although he didn’t know why. In that moment, the first rays of morning came through the window. They illuminated a part of the wall that had been in shadow. A small tapestry hung there. He hadn’t noticed it before. It portrayed a woman with her eyes covered, standing with drawn sword over the corpse of a rat. The arms of the Goddess Illara. Beneath scrolled the words “Our Lady.” “A servant of Our Lady,” he murmured. “By all the Gods and Goddesses.” The moon elf turned back to him. “If it comes to that. But I’d settle for help from one in particular.” “You…you are Yuki!” “In the flesh,” she replied. “And here I was, preparing to mock you for taking this long to figure it out. But now I must beg your pardon, for I have misjudged you.” Yuki looked out the window. The sun now peeked over the horizon. “Oh, sweet thing,” she said to herself. “Where are you now? It is a fearsome path you walk.” “Yuki,” began Itani cautiously. “There was a moon elf depicted on the walls of Enuma. And in the tome as a companion of Hero…” “She has much to answer for,” replied Yuki, cutting him off. Her cheeks seemed to moisten. “But not here. Not now.” Itani gulped. He nodded slowly. “Events move swiftly,” she said, recovering. “Savor the clear sky. For a darkness comes.”
  46. 1 point
    Crowfall is going to be a bit slow while the developers go "heads down" working on the huge update coming next year. Updates are going to be infrequent/nonexistent on the LIVE service of the game while they smash out the next big patch. Lots of exciting stuff on the way though!
  47. 1 point
    Arkade

    Hello

    Start in God's Reach, Joveth server. Level up, get some gear, and don't be afraid to ask questions in chat.
  48. 1 point
    kim-lee

    how to rebuild passive tree

    this is so ridiculous, a bunch of players with 4 accounts, telling you, you have to be patient to achieve something and don't support play to win, while having 4 accounts for passive skill maximizing. This is hypocrisy at its best. The game as it is right now just shouldn't claim to be PvP bases since it isn't. It's based on time gating. PvP means the player with higher skill wins. And not, whoever pays, has 4 accounts, or started playing early enough. Right now this game is zero skill based.
  49. 0 points
    Pann

    Balance takes heads, Chaos kicks tails

    Oops! Sorry! That's how I always say it in my head - kinda like how I say "expresso" even though I know it's incorrect. I'll fix the article.
  50. 0 points
    Hehehe, I will gain advantage over you in combat by simply reporting you prior to engaging 😛
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