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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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Greetings Knights,

Spiral HQ isn’t quite finished with you ambitious knights yet! Based on feedback, we’ve decided that one new map simply isn’t enough. To that end, we’ve asked our gremlin to help engineer the following changes to lockdown this weekend:

  • New Map: Pipeline. This is a poison themed level to thwart knights who are ill-prepared. This map will still be available after the event is over, but will be seen fairly often for a while.
  • Auto-Target is off.
  • Control points once again have obstacles that will cause both teams a number of problems including status effects. You might even spot a new hazard!

Side note:
On a Rocket Puppy map, be prepared to run from a hidden recon knight misdirecting rockets towards your face.
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Hail, knights!

The cosmos briefly swings into balance--just in time for you to take on a new challenge! First, Spiral HQ is upping the challenge this weekend for this Hardcore Lockdown Event. Please expect the following changes this weekend:

  • New Map: Icebox. This is a freeze themed level with some knight-controllable traps. This map will still be available after the event is over, but will be seen fairly often for a while.
  • Auto-Target is off.
  • Control points now have even more obstacles that will cause both teams a number of problems. Some of these problems will be more insurmountable than others.
  • Bug Fix: Orbital hazards now deal their proper status effects.

To mark this occasion, the Strangers have brought forth celestially-themed offerings in the Spring Equinox Prize Box, available to you through March 24th, 2017:

  • Celestial Vortex
  • Celestial Saber
  • Orbit Aura
  • Celestial Nav Helm and Suit
  • Galactic Guardian Helm and Vest
  • Solar and Cosmic Plasma Wings
  • Celestial Dragon/Valkyrie Wings
  • Celestial Accessories
  • Unique Variant Tickets

For the full rundown on the Equinox Prize Box, check here.

If all of this leaves you wanting to adopt a buddy who always has your back (or front); keep an eye out for Nonna near the Haven fountain!
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Cheers Knights!

The year is Marching on and Cradle is starting to thaw. In celebration of the annual renewal, Spiral HQ has released some new gear that’s sure to make your guildmates green with envy. Even knights without a green thumb have a chance to get their hands on one of 3 new auras or the Caladbolg.


The Lucky box contains items such as:
  • Lucky Aura
  • Clover Aura
  • Rainbow Aura
  • Bursting Pot O' Crowns (bomb)
  • Caladbolg (sword)
  • Rainbow (furniture)

This month we at Spiral HQ tip our helms, and mugs o’ brew, to ye mates! May yer pockets be heavy and yer heart be light. May good luck pursue ye each morning and knight.

More information on the Lucky Prize Box and its contents may be found here. Don't press your luck; grab a box before this promotion is clover.
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Greetings Knights,

We here at Spiral HQ reviewed the feedback for the last event and determined that we wanted to make it even more hardcore. To that end, we have asked a gremlin to help engineer the following changes to lockdown this weekend:

  • Auto-Target is off.
  • Control points may now have obstacles that cause both teams a number of problems. Some of these problems will be more insurmountable than others. Distracted enemies make easy pickin’s.

Hardcore mode will end after this weekend.

Side note:
If one of you happens upon a gunpuppy map… Good luck. Please take a screenshot of your glorious death.
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ATTENTION KNIGHTS

We here at Spiral HQ would like to wish you luck in the Year of the fire snipe… er… Rooster! We’re celebrating the new year by equipping knights with gear that would make any Rooster envious. The Rooster Prize Box is available through March 2, 2017.

These contain all new items in various colors, such as:
  • Buhgok Tails
  • Fowl Cloaks
  • Fowl Cowls
  • Wattlesnipes
  • Feathered Auras

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




An over abundance of roosters has also spurred other creatures to descend on the Clockworks. As you may have suspected, the black kats are once again storming the Moorcroft Manor Archives and consuming the valuable tomes it stores! We need all knights of rank 4-1 and greater to gear up! Do not fear going forward slowly knights; fear only to stand still.

You can find black kats in the Kataclysmic Confrontation prestige mission and various kat levels in the Clockworks. Be sure to collect Ancient Pages and visit Montague in Moorcroft Manor, or the Mysterious Crafting Machine in Haven, to obtain event themed items. If you perform a Dark Ritual and survive the encounter, you may find yourself in possession of a Black Kat Cowl or some materials which will allow you to craft some event exclusive gear.

More information on the Kataclysmic Confrontation can be found on the wiki here. If you have participated in a previous Confrontation and still have Ancient Page tokens, they are still valid! Ancient Page tokens do not expire. The Kataclysmic Confrontation will run through February 22nd.




Ready to celebrate all things love puppy? Check the supply depot for some special gifts and and come join our Valentine forum event:
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Greetings Knights,

Are you a real gunslinger? Spiral HQ has decided it’s time we find out! For this weekend we have removed auto-target in all Lockdown matches and we’ll be keeping an eye out for those knights who rise above the rest. Auto-target will be off during PvP matches starting Friday at noon (game time) and ending at 11:59 pm Sunday night.

During this event we want you knights to document your adventures… or misadventures. To that end, we will be offering a few prizes for knights who catch amazing/amusing video of their antics or epic skills.

Event Information:
http://forums.spiralknights.com/en/node/117129

Hardcore Mode Video Contest entry thread:
http://forums.spiralknights.com/en/node/117130

Discussion of the event or the video contest:
http://forums.spiralknights.com/en/node/117131

As a side note, below is a list of alternative names that were rejected for this event:

Diehard
Off Target
Dodge a Bullet
Whiff Weekend
Manual Override
AIRBALL Event
Wait, hold still!
Oh, we can use bombs?
Die already!?!
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Have you been sitting around Haven looking for a challenge? If so, Rhendon is looking for elite recruits to join the Scarlet Scouts!

The Scarlet Scouts, like Recon Rangers, are tasked with traveling fast and light across treacherous land throughout Cradle. The Scouts are tasked with delicate and dangerous missions designed to help those in need.

You might recall your own extraction not so long ago, when Rhendon guided you from your crash site to Haven. If you want to help out with these ongoing efforts, supplies can be found in the Hazardous Prize Box, available through January 30, 2017.

These contain such items as:
  • Hazardous Dragon Wings (new)
  • The Final Gasp (shield)
  • Scarlet Scout Crest
  • Hazardous Hedge Coat
  • Anti-Hazard Spikes (back accessory)
  • Hazardous themed armor and helms (new)
  • Hazardous themed accessories (new)

More information on the Hazardous Prize Box and its contents may be found here.
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Hey, there knights!

2017 is just around the corner. As you know, 2016 was full of a lot of change for us at spiral HQ, but we’re excited about what 2017 will bring.

To celebrate, we’re going to have our traditional New Year Giveaway! Through January 2, 2017, if you are online on Spiral Knights, you'll automatically be entered to win prizes in our giveaways. You could be the lucky winner of such items as:

For those of you who want more, we've stocked the Supply Depot in-game with fireworks, party blowouts, and party hats!

We’ll see you in 2017!
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