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Salutations, knights!

Through September 12, 2017, Rose Regalia will be back in play yet again to help complete the set in the Rose Regalia Reunion Prize Box! Get Rose Regalia chapeaux and tabards in turquoise, aquamarine, and prismatic. A few accessories have also found their way inside the box for knights to enjoy.

More information on the Rose Regalia Reunion Prize Box and its contents may be found over here.



While collecting the roses for the Rose Regalia Reunion Spiral HQ received a communication from the monitoring station in the Ancient Grove. Recon Knights there report an increase in activity and suspect the Fiends have returned to the Grim Gates. Spiral HQ is sending you to investigate!

Gather intel and Fiendish Glyphs from Fiends in the Clockworks. Explore the Ancient Grove and collect Ancient Shell materials. Craft new Tortodrone handguns at the mysterious alchemy machine!

Below are a few additional changes:

- Addition of new knight statues from Bechamel Guild Halls offers another pose for knight statues.

- Players can now adjust their frames per second (FPS) from within their video options by using advanced settings. Please take care as increasing this can cause some players some performance issues.
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ATTENTION ALL KNIGHTS

We are declaring a state of emergency in the Moorcroft Manor Archives, as black kats are once again storming the area and consuming the precious tomes within! We need all knights of rank 4-1 and greater to gear up and retrieve Ancient Pages from these voracious vermin.

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 gear 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, they are still valid! Ancient Page tokens do not expire.

Our new Kat Forecasting Intern predicts that the Kataclysmic Confrontation will run through August 3, 2017. Best of luck, knights!
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Hail knights, well met!

Have you ever wanted an axe because a sword just wouldn’t do? How about a Runed Hammer and a matching Buckler? Spiral HQ has released some new gear for you stouthearted knights to go berserk over.

The Raiders box contains items such as:
  • Firestorm Skeggox (sword)
  • Squall Caller (sword)
  • Winter's Edge (sword)
  • Raider Buckler (shield)
  • Winter Raider Helm
  • Squall Raider Helm
  • Firestorm Raider Helm
  • Winter Raider Tunic
  • Squall Raider Tunic
  • Firestorm Raider Tunic
  • Raider Accessories

Don't drop your Asgard! Stand ready to plunder items and gear that will help axecute your toughest foes. More information on the Raiders Prize Box and its contents may be found here.

Remember, never walk away from
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ALERT KNIGHTS!

The heat of the Summer Solstice has lured the Apocrean Harvester to claim more souls. Spiral HQ needs your help!

From now through July 5th, venture onto the Grasping Plateau, free trapped souls, and earn Apocrean Sigil tokens for your bravery. Then, use these tokens at the Obelisk of Creation to craft Obsidian weapons and the Grasping Aura.

For a detailed brief on Cradle's previous encounters with this nefarious entity, go here.



We refuse to let the Harvester ruin a good Solstice celebration. Rumor has it the Havester isn't a fan of sunshine. What better way to welcome him than to bring a little bit of it with you into the Grasping Plateau? From now through June 28, 2017, the Haven Treasury is offering Solstice Prize Boxes.

In these boxes, you may find the following items:

- Variant Tickets
- Crest of Summer / Crest of Winter
- Wings of Summer / Wings of Winter
- Sunshine Aura
- Snowfall Aura
- Crown of Winter / Crown of Summer

For details, head over here.
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Cheers Knights!

Particularly purposeful knights have long since presumed that you can’t pilfer a pearl without some grit. This perspective provides knights the prudence to prepare for peril and avoid pitfalls.

The Pearl Prize Box contains items such as:
  • Pearl Aura
  • Floating Pearls
  • Pearl Disciple Wings
  • Pearl Crown
  • Pearl Wolver Tail
  • Pearl Cat Tail
  • Pearl Costume and Accessories

More information on the Pearl Prize Box and its contents may be found here.
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The Tortodrones are on their Long Migration again, and fiendish activity has skyrocketed in their path.

Take up arms to investigate and defend against this terrible mischief, and explore the Clockworks to gather fiendish glyphs.

Collect Ancient Shell materials from the Ancient Grove to craft 3*, 4* and 5* Tortodrone handguns and shields at the Mysterious Alchemy Machine!

The Tortodrone migration will continue through June 1, 2017. We’re counting on you to protect the magnificent Tortodrones!
May 12
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Greetings Knights!

The seasons never change in the Aurora Isles, but the breeze feels a bit warmer. Flowers are blooming, slimes are swarming, and Spiral HQ is seeing an overgrowth of green. In hopes of helping knights camouflage themselves in all the new foliage, Spiral HQ has released some new gear that’s sure to make your guildmates green with envy.

The Emerald Prize Box contains items such as:
  • Emerald Aura
  • Floating Emeralds
  • Emerald Disciple Wings
  • Emerald Crown
  • Emerald Wolver Tail
  • Emerald Cat Tail
  • Emerald Costume and Accessories

This box continues the gem box series that players requested we complete. More information on the Emerald Prize Box and its contents may be found here.
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Rise and shine Knights!

Grab your favorite caffeinated beverage and take a look at some of the changes and new additions you’ll find in the game:

Starlight Cradle levels can be found in T2 and T3.
- These levels are part of normal gate rotation, not a new mission set.
- These levels may contain a drowsy Sloom, the fearsome Sloombargo, and other slimes.
- You may also stumble across some optional danger rooms that will give you a run for your money.
- Gates will be cycled after release so that some starlight cradle levels are immediately available.
- Zee cores will now drop from these levels and can be used in the crafting of some new gear (see below).



Reintroduction of the “sleep” status.
- This has been reworked.
- Sleep will render a victim completely unresponsive until woken.
- Because sleep can be rejuvenating, you may notice a small (and limited) heal upon waking up.
- If you find yourself asleep and vulnerable, look to a party member to wake you up with “gentle” poke of a bullet or blade.
- Remedy should wake you from sleep. Think of it as a dose of caffeine.
- After sleep you will acquire an 'alert' status that protects you from sleep for a few moments.

New Helms and Armor
- Padded Demo Helm
- Padded Demo Suit
- Padded Hunting Cap
- Padded Hunting Coat
- Quilted Demo Helm
- Quilted Demo Suit
- Quilted Hunting Cap
- Quilted Hunting Coat
- Starlit Demo Helm
- Starlit Demo Suit
- Starlit Hunting Cap
- Starlit Hunting Coat

New Weapons
- Advanced Cautery Sword
- Amputator
- Slumber Smogger
- Slumber Smogger Mk II
- Slumber Squall
- Torpor Tantrum

Knight Statues are now available.
- If Bechamel is installed in a guild, she will now sell knight statues of knights for energy. When in Haven, Bechamel will not offer to sell statues.
- Statues are a furniture item depicting your knight wearing what you wore when you purchased it.
- There are multiple sizes of statues to purchase.
- Warning: Review all parts of the statute carefully in the preview window. There are no refunds for mistaken wardrobe choices or refunds if a particular accessory or aura does not display correctly.
- A guild may only have 8 statues placed in their hall at any given time.
- You may need to ‘publish’ your guild hall to get the new option from Bechamel.



Additional Changes:

- Guild officers and above can sell materials in their treasury to birdsong for half the normal price. This should help guilds clear unwanted items from their inventory.

- In Lockdown, the Guardian’s shield now has more health.

- A few changes to the chat filter to remove ‘Gay’ and ‘muff’. Be aware that it is still against the Terms of Service to use any of these words in a derogatory fashion and we will take action accordingly.

- Fixed some issues with placing furniture near the entrance of a guild hall.

- Fixed a small graphics glitch in Firestorm Citadel, Charred Court.
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Greetings Knights!

Adventurous knights are constantly under pressure in the Clockworks. Few substances have the strength to handle it like Diamond. What better way to prove that than to use it as armor? As an added bonus, you’ll be able to blind your enemy with its flawless brilliance.

This month Spiral HQ will start the process of completing the gem sets for those who were waiting for a specific month.

The Diamond Prize Box contains items such as:
  • Diamond Aura
  • Floating Diamonds
  • Diamond Disciple Wings
  • Diamond Crown
  • Diamond Wolver Tail
  • Diamond Cat Tail
  • Diamond Costume and Accessories

More information on the Diamond Prize Box and its contents may be found here.



As an added bonus, Spiral HQ has decided it’s time to toss another challenge your way. Based on feedback, we’ve decided to make a few changes and release another map. To that end, we’ve asked our gremlin engineer to prepare the following changes to lockdown this weekend:

  • New Map: Fortress. Fortress is a small castle arena filled with fire pots and littered with fire safety memos. Like other new maps, you will have a higher likelihood of seeing it now, however it will remain in the game after the event is over.
  • Control points once again have obstacles that will cause both teams a number of problems including status effects. Be on the lookout for new hazards!
  • Auto-Target is off.

Side note: Below are a few of the rejected names for the new map. Some were rejected for obvious reasons.

  • Book Burner
  • Cookin’ the Books
  • Page Burner
  • Bonfire of the Vanities
  • Pyromance Novels
  • THE ROOF THE ROOF... wait there's a roof?
  • Why use my level 10 weapons when I can toss a pot?!
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Spiral Knights is SIX years old! Happy Birthday Spiral Knights!

Come help us celebrate Spiral Knights' birthday!

Help Biscotti, the Skylark's Head Chef, avoid disaster in two special missions - Total Caketastrophe and A Gremlin in Knead. Fight Creep Cakes and Batterbots to earn Cake Slice tokens, then visit Maskwell in Haven Town Square to exchange your tokens for:

- Cake helms
- Anniversary Prize Boxes
- Other party accessories

Lucky knights may also stumble upon a Casino and find cake tokens among the other prizes on the wheel.



Today through April 17, 2017: Spiral HQ has assembled prize boxes from the past year together into a Surprise Box. When you open a Surprise Box, you will randomly receive a past prize box and confetti. There is also a chance to find a Stately Cap costume helm! For details on this box and its contents, visit the wiki here.

Thank you all so much for playing Spiral Knights! We've had a busy year at Grey Havens setting up a new home for Cradle. We're excited that we're now able to focus more on the development of the game.

This year has seen the addition of the Casino, new items for guild halls, new PvP modes, new events, new items, various bug fixes, and a few new PvP maps. It's our hope that next year brings even more from our gremlin engineers who are already hard at work.
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