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Discussion in 'The Legends of Arkain Series' started by Shar Dundred, Dec 14, 2017.

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    18th December 2020
    Hope you all have been good, cause Christmas is in the air and the Best Father of Arkain is
    coming for all who have been naughty!
    (If you have any green friends, make sure to tell them to hide when he comes, word of advice,
    no matter how good they behaved this year. Trust me on this one.)
    I don't think I will finish the next mayor update before the holidays due to the fact that I want
    to finish a total of three maps with quite some changes compared to their original all together,
    meaning that Chapters Three, Four and Five of the Second Act will be released together, bringing
    us to a total of 12 out of about 66 playable missions, meaning we are already at... over a fifth?
    That's... actually more than I thought. Huh. Then again, I did not add any completely new maps.
    Yet.

    Anyway, I am bringing a small update today, mostly just tweaks and small improvements, polishing
    the First Act.
    As always, you can find it here in Downloads.
    In case you don't get any news from me before Christmas, I hope you have some nice holidays!

    I wonder what the Arkain cast wants for Christmas. A raise probably. Or what do you all think?
    What would YOU gift to the Arkain cast? (Zed obviously deserves some high quality dog food
    and Redfist a new best dad of the entire universe cup, but apart from that?)
    Make sure to let me know!
    Also: I have put some mildly hidden easter eggs in some missions to give hints for the upcoming
    missions - not hard to find or anything but I thought it was a nice little giveaway. Won't be there
    anymore in the next update.

    Stay tuned & healthy!

    Version 0.07
    General:
    - Several text adjustments
    - Cloak of Shadows is no longer a random item drop

    Prologue:
    - Keera is no longer blocked by the Flesh Golem

    Act One, Chapter One:
    - Replaced Warlocks with Shamans

    Act One, Chapter Five:
    - Tweaked several dialogue triggers
     
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    28th December 2020
    Breaking news
    A late Christmas present:
    @Jayborino and I have talked about the Legends of Arkain in a little interview, the first part has been released.
    Go and check it out right now!
     
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    11th January 2021
    Just a little heads up:
    Chapter Three of Act Two is done and work on Chapter Four is going well.
    Due to the nature of Chapter Four of Act Two, offering several ways to play it, it will require very thorough testing.
    Depending on how long that takes, I will either include Chapter Five of Act Two as well in the next update or not.
    The release is still scheduled for January ofc.

    Stay tuned!
     
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    17th January 2021
    As work on Chapter Four of Act Two continues, I have been able to finally upgrade a faction
    that never really had any defining factors other than being traitors - or descendants of traitors:
    The Demon Slaves!
    Thanks to the great work of @Grey Knight, they have finally acquired their own unique look!
    [​IMG]

    Coming to your computer with the next update!
    Stay tuned!
     
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    23rd January 2021
    The time has come to kill some Demon Slaves and GET READY TO RUUUMBLEEEE on the Orc
    Islands!
    Chapters Three and Four of the Second Act have been released!
    You can find them here in Downloads!

    Enjoy!
     
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    27th January 2021
    Ladies and gentlemen,
    did you ever hear the tragedy of the Dragon Servant unit? I thought not. It's not a story the Royals would tell you.

    The Dragon Servant unit was introduced towards the end of the Second Human Book. I was
    never too fond of the unit because it was basically just a pegasus rider with black armor.
    Don't get me wrong, I like the Pegasus model but for the Ironfist or in this case Zyainor,
    I would have wanted a human dragon riding unit and we went deep to look for a good model, but
    did not find any.
    Until now.
    Thanks to my good friend @General Frank, the Ca'rach of Zyainor can finally not only fight alongside
    their black dragons but also mount them.
    It does not automatically mean that I will get rid of the model of a dark pegasus model.
    It means only one thing.

    Zyainor is back baby!
    [​IMG]

    Special thanks and shoutout once again to the man, the myth, the legend @General Frank who provided me with model, portrait, missile and icon!
     
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    7th February 2021
    Ladies and gentlemen,
    time goes by so fast. It has been 3 years since I touched The Official Arkain Timeline [SPOILER] thread,
    even though the changes have not been that massive yet. I have removed the events of
    the Arkain campaigns and made some other very minor adjustments.
    I am undecided whether or not I am going to keep it, however. It was created because the
    Arkain campaigns weren't supposed to be continued and to establish some sort of canon
    storyline - which now the True Story of Arkain is doing.
    I am not saying that I will definitely remove it, but I am also not sure if I want to keep it.
    Time will tell.


    In other news:
    Something stirs in the Kingdom of the Elves. Dark magic is hiding deep in the forest, spreading
    both promises of power and corruption in the land of the long-lived Elves.
    Cold iron is brought there to challenge it, but... will it be a saviour to the weak military of the
    Elves... or spell its doom?

    Salana Woodhunter is returning home after a failed diplomatic mission, accompanied by both her
    loyal elven comrades as well as three powerful soldiers of the Ironfist:
    Captain Herdon, grim, humorless and brutal.
    Lieutenant Tormin, humorous, witty and elegant.
    Sir Ferdal, disgraced, silent and resilient.

    Salana, her followers and this Triumvirate of Iron stand against an army of traitors and cowards.
    The war in the forest is about to begin and there will be some to take great interest in its result.
     
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    24th February 2021
    It's time for Salana and the Triumvirate of Iron to step into the light!
    Chapter Five of Act Two and the Interlude following this mission have been released!
    You can find the new demo here in Downloads!
     
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