Community Announcements - Spiral HQ

As we ramp up to the spookiest portion of the year on Cradle, we've got new costumes and accessories on offer in the Katastrophe Returns Prize Box through October 28, 2014. They include:

Kat Suits
  • Feral
  • Primal
  • Wild
  • Savage

Seraphynx themed accessories
  • Seraph'tenna
  • Dazzling Gem
  • Dread Seal

The box also contains shadow items, assorted wings, cat tails, and more. Prowl over here for the full list and breakdown!

NOTE: Stay tuned for Cradle's traditional autumnal events coming later in the season! The annual Spiral Knights Pumpkin Carving Contest is open for entries now through October 29, 2014, if you're up for the challenge...
Community Announcements - Spiral HQ

In the Clockworks during October, you'll find Platinum Lockboxes on the Prize Wheel! They contain accessories, including the new Sensor Unit and Devious Horns.
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It's time for the 2014 Spiral Knights Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Carve a winning pumpkin, get cool stuff for your knight. For entry details and a prize list, step right this way. The deadline for entry is Wednesday, October 29 11:59 PM Game Time.

NOTE: Per the instructions linked above, entries must be posted in the entry thread on the Spiral Knights forum.

Check out one of last year's winners:

We can't wait to see what you all come up with this year!
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TO: All Knights

FROM: Spiral HQ

SUBJECT: On Staying Grounded

Thank you for your assistance in last month's OPERATION THWACK, which was a partial success in that we discovered Gremlins easily sniff out knights disguised as Gremlins, despite liberal application of Thwacker Body Spray.

Based upon this new, current information, we have recalibrated our infiltration strategy. What do Gremlins live and work near constantly, yet pay little heed to, and which definitely don't smell like a Gremlin?

Constructs, knights. Constructs. Yes, these manufactured monsters have the full run of Gremlin territory, no questions asked. If caught, a disguised knight can simply jerk and flail like one of the other malfunctioning machines Gremlins keep on hand.

We are abandoning OPERATION THWACK for now, and commencing OPERATION ZAP. We have procured and retrofitted Construct gear to transform any knight in need, and we bring it to you in the Construct Prize Box through October 13, 2014:

Costume Items
  • Mecha Suit
  • Mecha Helm
  • Gun Pup Helm

  • Gear Halo
  • Wind-up Key
  • Exhaust Pipes
  • Prismatic Pylons
  • Wrench

Details on this positively electrifying array of items can be found here.

SUMMARY: OPERATION ZAP begins now! Stay grounded and positive, knights, and relay any intel you find back to those in charge at Spiral HQ.

P.S. Watt puns?
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Despite rigorous precautionary measures, black kats are reappearing en masse and consuming the treasures held in the Moorcroft Manor Archives!

We need all able personnel--knights of rank 4-1 and greater--to suit up and assist in the retrieval of Ancient Pages from these voracious creatures. Do the Kataclysmic Confrontation prestige mission and/or fight through kat levels in the Clockworks to find black kats. Then, visit Montague in Moorcroft Manor, or the Mysterious Crafting Machine in Haven, with your collection of Ancient Pages, and craft stuff:

  • Kat Claw hood, mask, cowl
  • Kat Hiss hood, mask, cowl
  • Kat Eye hood, mask, cowl

If you happen to perform (accidentally, we assume) a Dark Ritual (yes, THAT dark ritual) and survive the encounter, you may find yourself in possession of a Black Kat Cowl or a Wicked Whisker. With Wicked Whiskers, dropped for all present party members, the following new costume items can be made:

  • Kat Claw cloak, mail, raiment
  • Kat Hiss cloak, mail, raiment
  • Kat Eye cloak, mail, raiment
  • Black Kat cloak, mail, raiment, hood, mask

If you have participated in a previous Kataclysmic Confrontation and still have Ancient Page tokens, those are still valid! Ancient Page tokens do not expire.

For miraculous, unexplainable science reasons, we are able to predict that the Kataclysmic Confrontation will run through September 29, 2014. Thank you for your assistance in this important mission!
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Hail, knights!

The cosmos briefly swings into balance--the autumnal equinox is here! To mark this occasion, the Strangers have brought forth celestially-themed offerings in the Equinox Prize Box, available to you through September 29, 2014:

  • Celestial Nav Helm and Suit
  • Galactic Guardian Helm and Vest
  • Celestial Shield
  • Solar and Cosmic Plasma Wings
  • Sun and Moon Crests
  • Orbit Aura
  • Equinox Confetti
  • Celestial Saber (new)

The Celestial Saber is a real beauty and must be seen in action to be believed! Get a load of it right here:


For the full rundown on the Equinox Prize Box, check here.
Sep 10
Community Announcements - Spiral HQ

Now hear this!

Through September 16, 2014, the Supply Depot will make available a stock of goodies at discounted prices! Check in frequently, as the deals will change as time goes on. Keep an eye out for an item never before seen in-game...

Let the bargains begin!
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We've swapped out the Prize Wheel lockboxes. This month, keep an eye out for Steel Lockboxes, which contain accessories for your knight. Among these accessories are some new ones: ankle booster, aero fin, and shoulder booster!

Aug 27
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Hail, knights!

Cradle's most famous chef, Biscotti, has struck a deal with Kozma, Spiral Quartermaster, to issue a new round of Battle Chef items! These are:

  • Battle Chef Coats (pink, yellow, and purple)
  • Battle Chef Hats (pink, yellow, purple)
  • Overcharged Mixmaster
  • Power Mitt

As you might have guessed, Overcharged Mixmaster and Power Mitt were originally developed for missions of a culinary nature. Rest assured, Spiral HQ has confirmed them to be suitable for a wide variety of military applications. They are best used as handgun and shield, respectively.

Along with these Confection Prize Box items, you may also find:

  • 3-5 confetti
  • 2 random sprite food
  • Sprinkle Aura

These will be available to interested knights through September 9, 2014! Get the full details right here.
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TO: All Knights

FROM: Spiral HQ

SUBJECT: Gremlins and You

Knights, our intel on Gremlins is sparse at best. Because these creatures tend to attack on sight, getting close to them will never be easy. And yet, we must do better; Gremlins are deeply connected to the Clockworks and by extension, to Cradle's mysteries.

We are therefore implementing a voluntary program, OPERATION THWACK, in an attempt to pry into the Gremlin mind. To interested knights, we are supplying various items of Gremlin make:

  • Gremlin Suits
  • Gremlin Helmets
  • Gremlin Goggles
  • Drakon Pods: Drakon comes disguised as a Gun Puppy

In addition, you may also receive a Gremlin Disguise (these disintegrate after 30 days because of plausible deniability reasons).

These items will be available in the Gremlin Prize Box through August 26, 2014. All details can be found here.

SUMMARY: Become the enemy. Behave as a Gremlin behaves, fight as a Gremlin fights, smell as a Gremlin smells. Then report your findings to Spiral HQ, preferably after bathing.

P.S. Sneezing while wearing a Gremlin mask is contraindicated.

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