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Hail, knights!

As it happens every year, the cosmos has briefly moved into balance. The Strangers are celebrating with their traditional biannual celestially-themed offerings in the Spring Equinox Prize Box, available to you through March 29th, 2018:

  • Celestial Orbitgun
  • Celestial Shield
  • 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.

Keep an eye out for Nonna near the Haven fountain! It’s time to adopt a buddy who always has your back (or front).
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Today we have a small patch fix, the Tortodrone Migration, and a celebration of the Year of the Dog.

Patch fix:
  • Fix the explosions caused by Violent Heart Attack to scale with depth
  • Added a new icon for auras that utilize a footstep effect
  • Emote / talking animations now play in the ready room
  • Various behind the scenes improvements

The pack here at spiral HQ are happy to ring in the Chinese New Year with a howl. We’ve doggedly pursued Wolvers from across Cradle to help us celebrate, but they were more interested in trying to bite us.

This year we’re celebrating with a pupdate full of pawsh hound inspired gear. These fetching new items accessories are sure to help keep you warm - Just watch out for fleas. Show foes what you think of them while wearing a doggie tail. This accessory has curious animations that change depending on your mood. Retrieve a Running Wild Boxes now before they scamper away after March 21st.

The Running Wild contains items such as:
  • Wild Aura (footstep aura)
  • Alpha Claw Gauntlet
  • Love Puppy (Seraphynx Sprite)
  • Doggie Tails - New animation
  • Wolver Masks
  • Alpha Vertical Vents
  • Treat Pouches
  • Wild Bone Pendants
  • Various other tawny accessories

More information on the Running Wild Box and its contents may be found here. It’s wild out there, be sure to keep close to your pack.

Spiral HQ calls upon you to once again assist the Tortodrones on their Long Migration. Take up arms to defend these creatures, and explore the Clockworks to gather fiendish glyphs.

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

The Spiral HQ intel forecasting interns predicts the Tortodrone migration will continue through February 25, 2018. We’re counting on you to protect the magnificent Tortodrones!
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The cold still has Haven in it’s icy grip. Unscrupulous monsters or devastating status effects aren’t the only threats on these cold knights. Cabin fever is wreaking havoc across Haven and causing guild mates to go insane and turn on each other.

Spiral HQ has issued some high tech cozy gear designed to help keep knights comfortable while lifting their spirits. The blindingly visible Tech Blue, Tech Green, Tech Orange, and Tech Pink are a bright spot on any dark night. Hunker down and get comfortable with new slippers and sleepwear along with CozZzy Auras and Halos.

The CozyTech Box contains items such as:
  • CozZzy Aura
  • CozZzy Halo
  • Teddy Bear Buckler in Tech Blue, Tech Green, Tech Orange, and Tech Pink
  • Sweet Dreams in Tech Blue, Tech Green, Tech Orange, and Tech Pink
  • Slippers
  • Checkered Scarf
  • Onesie
  • Pullover
  • Lucid Night Cap
  • Snooze Night Cap
  • Sleepy Night Cap
  • Dreamer Night Cap
  • Various accessories
More information on the CozyTech Box and its contents may be found here. Get cozy mates, it’s cold out there.

Additional changes:
  • Ongoing maintenance work. Expect the wiki to be down most of 1/17
  • Backend changes to help manage different regions better, especially during a reboot.
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Black Kats have once again been reported in the Clockworks! The hordes of shadowy beasts hunger for arcane power and continually raid the Moorcroft Manor Archives' precious collection of magical grimoires.

Collect Ancient Page tokens through the daily Prestige Mission, or as drops from black kat monsters in the Clockworks. Return the pages to Montague in Moorcroft Manor in exchange for Kat Tribe Fetish crafting materials. Visit the Mysterious Alchemy Machine to craft kat-themed gear!
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Attention Knights!

A chill is in there air and it's time to again celebrate the longest Knight of the season. This annual event celebrates the both the heat of summer and the frost of winter. Through December 27, 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

Each Solstice Prize Box also includes at least one Summer Confetti and one Winter Confetti item. Each box also has a bonus 10% chance of including a Bucket of Snowballs or to get 5 Golden Slime Coins or to get a 2-day trinket slot upgrade. For details, head over here.
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Happy Winterfest! This is our annual holiday event and celebration!

All the creatures of Cradle are celebrating the season with snow, festive songs, and hats. Some Gremlins say "Humbug!" and plan to stop Impostoclaus and destroy Winterfest! Stop the Grinchlins from destroying Winterfest with two daily prestige missions.

Visit Impostoclaus' helper, Randolph, near the fountain in Haven to exchange tokens for festive helms, winter confetti, and snowballs.

Raid the Grinchlin stronghold on Mount Krampus to stop them from ruining Winterfest! Make your way through the compound, all the way to the summit to find special 4* Solstice Ring trinkets. Combine them together to make the 5* Grand Solstice Ring trinket!

Visit the Supply Depot for Decoration Kits for your guild hall and gift boxes to wrap your gifts and attach a note! Take a moment at the Mysterious Alchemy Machine. There's a handgun that's minty fresh!

Click here for more details.

The deepest cold of winter has settled on Cradle. Outside of Haven the cold, snow, and ice have taken over the landscape. Spiral HQ has issued some high tech gear designed to give knights the edge in the brutal conditions. Plus, the high visibility color options, Tech Blue, Tech Green, Tech Orange, and Tech Pink, make it easier to spot your party members during whiteout conditions. This technical gear includes such items like Chilled Aura, Ice Axe, and other WinterTech accessories.

The WinterTech Box contains items such as:
  • Chilled Aura
  • Circuitry Eye
  • Ice Axe
  • Down Puffer
  • Down Puffer Unzipped
  • Pompom Snow Hat
  • Snow Hat
  • Various new accessories

More information on the WinterTech Box and its contents may be found here. Bundle up mates. Winter is not coming; it’s already here. However it wont last long, Winter Tech Prize Boxes are only available through January 12, 2018.
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We here at Spiral HQ want to wish you a happy Gobble Day. In celebration, our plump little friends, the Gobble Snipes, have started their annual migration to...we're not really sure where. Hmm. To protect them in transit we Spiral HQ has enclosed them in Gobble Snipe Boxes Boxes. Rest assured I’ve been told there are air holes this time.

Should you wish to host one of these fluffy creatures in your Guild Hall, these boxes can be had through December 1, 2017. Check out the details here!
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Head’s up knights!

We have confirmed that the Apocrean Harvester has emerged for it's semiannual attempt to collect souls. Spiral HQ needs your help!

From now through November 30th, travel onto the Grasping Plateau full of trapped souls and phantom-like monsters. In a maze-like graveyard, knights will find the Apocrea trapping and collecting souls. This sinister being will pursue any who enter the Grasping Plateau hoping to add to the collection. Work together to free souls and find Apocrean Sigil tokens which can be used at the Obelisk of Creation to craft Obsidian weapons and the Grasping Aura.

You don't want to get caught out there alone--definitely bring your friends with you on this mission, and try not to lose sight of them! For a detailed brief on Cradle's previous encounters with this nefarious entity, go here.
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Greetings Knights!

In an effort to make it easier to give your knight the best look, the gremlins at Spiral HQ have created a Style Kit. Now you can easily swap between appearance modifiers (personal colors, eyes, and height) once you have added them to your Kit.

  • Access your Style Kit through the knight portrait in the upper left of the screen.
  • Once you have your kit, any modifier you use will be added to that kit.
  • You can swap between items you have used using the menu for a small fee. The fee is to help prevent people from spamming public areas with changes and would distracting to other players.
  • Vatel will now offer to sell height modifiers.
  • Modifiers you have previously used will not be added, only those you use after this point.

With fall here and knights using their Style Kits, Haven is bursting with color. But once a knight descends into the Clockworks their decisions aren't black and white, they're somewhere in the Grey. With this in mind, Spiral HQ has put together a box for knights with singular tastes.

Dig into a Grey Prize Box and find a grey costumes, accessories, a grey footstep aura, or sprite pods. Lucky knights might find a Silver Personal Color that they can add to their Style Kit. This silver color change will not be added to Vatel’s inventory in Haven.

The Grey Prize Box contains items such as:
  • Silver Personal Color
  • Grey Aura
  • Maskeraith Pod (Grey), Drakon Pod (Grey), and Seraphynx Pod (Grey)
  • Grey Dragon and Valkyrie Wings
  • Costumes
  • Accessories

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

Statue Sale:

With the above release it is now possible to make a statue of your knight that actually looks like a statue! With that in mind we're reducing the price of statues through this month. If the statue you want is not on sale, please check back later. You'll know it's on sale by the "sale" tag on the icon before you purchase it.
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The Dark Harvest Festival is Back! It’s no trick, the Punkin King and his gourdlings are causing sweet, sweet chaos in the Clockworks!

Find the Punkin King in the daily prestige mission, The Dark Harvest. However, don't let your guard down, because he could also show up elsewhere when you least expect it! Collect candy tokens, then trade with Maskwell in Haven Town Square for:
  • Frankenzom masks
  • Spookat masks
  • Phantom masks
  • Scarab masks
  • Harvest Prize Boxes - New Harvest Accessories!

Should you find yourself in possession of any interesting crafting material as a result of a Punkin King encounter, visit the Mysterious Alchemy Machine.

More about the Dark Harvest Festival can be found here. The Dark Harvest Prize Box 2017 has been reworked to include new accessories within the Dark Harvest theme. Trade in your tokens to discover some of the new offerings. This year, the festival runs through November 1, 2017. Your candy tokens and Maskwell will stick around through November 5, 2017.

Additional Patch Notes:

- New Dark Harvest 2017 prize box replaces the old Dark Harvest box and swaps in a number of new/different accessories and removes many of the old ones. This way people who have participated in past Dark Harvest Festivals can earn new items.
- Small fix to the hallway in front of the war room in the guild halls to allow furniture to be placed.

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