Journey into the Realm of Chaos to confront the Queen of Monsters and face all 13 Lords of Chaos one last time… as the world begins to shatter around you! There is only one thing you can do to save your home and the people who depend on you: defeat Drakath and confine the Queen of Monsters to the Chaos Realm for another millenium! The fate of the world rests on the single, most important choice you will EVER make, Hero!
13 Lords of Chaos Saga Finale: Into the Realm of Chaos
Gryphon Rider Limited Quantity Shop
13 pets and weapons drop from the Chaos Lords
Double Rep, XP, Class Points, and Gold boosts on ALL servers
Many spells in Warlic's shop get a fresh look with new tiering!
The powerful Doom Knight and Dark Sepulcher Armors have finally arrived in the Z-Token shop!
Also don’t miss the Ninja Flyrtle pets in the Limited-Time Shop!
September Z-Token package - Doom Knight Armaments!
Doom Knight's Blade is wielded by Doom Knights, powerful warriors that command necrotic forces. When facing Undead enemies, this weapon will deal massive damage as though the foe were weak to Darkness! Click the blade to swap between Melee and Magic damage!
Doom Knight Shield is carried by Doom Knights! It provides great Darkness resistance, and will strike back at foes that damage you!
Dragon artwork is pouring in from our artists for our Dragon Idle Game project in collaboration with the creators of Cookie Clicker. Writing each Dragon's individual progression story has been really fun... and challenging! Each of the 12 Dragons have a unique story. For example, the Steampunk Dragon is not hatched from an egg, but rather built from a blue print then prototype. As the story progresses you continually upgrade the Steampunk Dragon's hardware and computer AI until you reach the singularity and cause a robot uprising. Be sure to like and follow the official AdventureQuest Dragons Facebook page where I am posting sneak peaks of the art and more information about the individual dragons... including the Darkness Dragon listed above.
Also happening this week...
Cysero and the team will be heading to DragonCon 2014! At the official Artix Entertainment panel we will be 1.) Announcing the OTHER secret game project and 2.) Premiere the Chaos Poster and 3.) Reveal more about the new storyline for AdventureQuest Worlds-- which everyone will learn about in this Friday's new www.AQ.com special release!
Because you clicked "read more"... you get special DRAGONS bonus concept art!
Baby 3-headed dragon (Trigoras?)
Baby Armored Lava Dragon (Dagron?)
Baby Green Dragon (Name??)
Adult Green Dragon... loves Gold!
QUESTION: What do you think the story for the Darkness Dragon should be?
Voting ends THIS WEEK, so please tell your friends, your family, Facebook connections, Twitter followers, Instagram buddies, and anyone else with an internet connection to vote for US so WE all can win the Dragon Slayer Awards!
Quite a few people don't know what DRAGONCON is so we should probably cover that first.
Since 1987 people have been coming to Atlanta, Georgia (roughly 8 hours drive from The Secret Underground Lab) for DragonCon which has become one of the largest Sci-Fi, Fantasy conventions in the world. They say that they get about 40,000-45,000 people every year but it's closer to 65,000 or 70,000 and every year, it keeps growing.
There is so much to see that it can actually short out your brain. it happened to my on my first year.When I got back my friends asked me how it was and I actually needed a few days to process all that I had seen and done, heard and tasted, battled and escaped from before I could talk to them about it.
There are panels about everything from making your own functional steampunk R2-D2, to meet-and-greets with some of the biggest names in TVs, Movies, Gaming and Books. There are thousands of people dressed up as their favorite characters, movie marathons, a sea of tables for table top games like Dungeons and Dragons, card games like Pokémon, Magic and Yu-Gi-Oh, board games like Risk, Settlers of Catan and King of Tokyo. There are several WAREHOUSE sized rooms stocked to the gills with Naruto headbands, Lightsabers (like mine and Yorumi's), Steampunk Goggles, Nerdy T-shirts, Comic Books, Video Games, Card Games, Board Games and other types of games, Art and anything else you can imagine for sale. There are nightly raves, Firefly themed shindigs, vampire masquerade balls and a constant stream of Concerts featuring people like I Fight Dragons, One-Eyed Doll and Voltaire... and, of course, our own Artix Entertainment Fan Panel.
We are a small company with a small but loyal fan base who keep showing up no matter how awful the panel was the year before. In fact, they keep giving us bigger rooms and better time-slots every single year.
At the panel we get to meet and hang out with some of our biggest fans, we talk about what is coming up, have a question and answer session, and Artix usually shows some movies that he's made over the past year. In 2012 our panel was AMAZING complete with a fight between Artix, Chairman Platinum and Sepulchure himself fighting surrounded by screaming AE fans cheering Artix on. A few people even stepped in front of our friendly paladin to protect him from the DoomKnight. 2013 was even bigger and louder than the year before and the people running the room were AMAZED by how excited our players got compared to the other panels on the Gaming and MMO tracks.
AE 2014 Panel Exclusives
This year, those who have chosen to come and meet us will ALSO get the first crack at the 13 Lords of Chaos Poster before it is even released on HeroMart. They will get it before anyone else and they will get it signed by us.
Those attending the panel will also get the inside scoop and first real look at our new game projects including AQ Dragons...
... and the other new secret mobile project that I have been tweeting about recently.
There has also been talk about people coming to the panel getting the first crack at this shirt which took me all of 10 minutes to throw together.
Every year we make a special item for those who have come from all over the globe just to hang out with us. Usually there is also an Artix Entertainment Flyer that we hand out that has a code for another DragonCon item for everyone. If you can't make it, just talk to one of your friends who goes to get the code.
This year the Artix Entertainment Panel:
The time will be Saturday at 2:30PM. (2.5 hour panel? What have we gotten ourselves into?)
The hotel will be the Hilton Atlanta
The room will be the "Grand Salon D"
Sadly, there due to the above mentioned cutbacks we have no fan table this year. Sorry, guys.
A LOT of the famous people at con will sign something for you if you pay them, but lucky for YOU we're NOT FAMOUS AT ALL! All you have to do is give us a marker. We will sign ANYTHING. I mean that. Artix and I signed a dude's neck back in 2011.
NOTE: WE DO NOT RUN DRAGONCON! AE has nothing to do with the set-up or funding of the convention. We just attend like everyone else. It's an institution in Atlanta and has been held there for the last quarter century so asking us to have it in YOUR hometown next year is impossible on every level.
This is also the closest, biggest convention that we can get to. We would LOVE to come to the convention in your town or in your country but we simply can't afford to travel that far.
If this is your first Con, then you should carefully read...
Cysero's Con Survival Guide! (revised 2014 edition)
DragonCon starts THIS WEEKEND and as has become tradition I am imparting my knowledge and experience to you all. This is Cysero's Con Survival Guide '14!
WHAT TO BRING
A Large Bag. You're going to to be carrying a LOT of stuff around with you and picking up a lot of stuff as you con so a large bag is necessary. And when I say bag I DO NOT mean a large plastic grocery bag. I mean a sturdy courrier bag or backpack. I will be bringing my N7 Canvas courrier bag, hardered for con survival.
A Towel. Your hotel room will probably come equipped with these but I always prefer to bring a large, beach-sized towel with me wherever I go. Hitchikers listed most of the uses, but for a more practical example: I have fallen asleep in the hallways of more than one convention hotel and it's always nice to have a towel for a blanket or pillow.
Energy Bars. Meals come unpredictably during con and staying alive can be hard. You never know when you'll be stuck at a table-top gaming session that lasts 14 hours straight... and if you leave the brutal GM will just kill you.
Bottle Of Water. See above. Also good for waking up wierdos who are sleeping in the hallways of your hotel under beach towels. Trust me.
Extra Strength Energy Shots (Optional). You know, those little bottles of energy booster that they sell everywhere. These things are not great for you, but caffeine and sugar have no effect on MY metabolism unless delivered in MASSIVE doses and you might be built the same way. Con goes day and night, all weekend long. And it's a holiday weekend. I consider them a necessity during Con.
Multi-Vitamins. There are thousands of people from all over the world at con and many of them have brought strange, exotic diseases with them. All these diseases mingle together and become some sort of super-flu affectionately called "Con Rot" that WILL infect you. Keeping your body's defenses up during con severely reduces the time and number of limbs you will lose to the Con Rot after you leave the convention.
Hand Sanitizer. See above.
Cash (Well Hidden). As you explore the convention you WILL encounter some stuff you NEED to own. Swords, pithy shirts, novels, William Shattner selling autographs... and there is a 50% chance that the thing you want to buy, you can't buy with plastic. If you plan on falling asleep in a hall somewhere, be sure that your cash is in your sock or in the secret pocket in your boxers, or cloak... you don't want to wake up broke.
A Mobile Computing Device. Most modern cell phones will do, but you might not get a signal in the underground mazes that connect the convention hotels. Having a wireless card in a small laptop is priceless. A smartphone attached to a 3G, 4G or LTE network will do (con-tested my iPhone in 2009, worked like a dream). You might or might not Tweet or Vine. You might or might not need to check your Facebook and Twitter but your FRIENDS will NEED to contact you about something that you HAVE TO SEE RIGHT NOW!
A VERY large bonus to a smartphone is the DragonCon App. it has schedules, maps and gets updated on the fly unlike your paper schedule.
You will eventually lose your paper one but so does everyone else so there are an endless supply of them in every corner BUT this way you don't have to get your hands sticky and wonder why the last person ditched it.
It has maps, schedules for panels and speakers, concert times... everything you need to plan your Con experience. If you don't have an iOS device you can still access the event app through their web page.
Phone Charger. Everyone has something to charge now so finding an open power outlet can be a real challenge but just like you never know when you will get to eat, the same goes for your phone. If you have an emergency battery boost for your phone, bring that but at the very least make sure that your phone charger is close at hand.
A Camera. Fully charged. Memory card empty. NEEDS a flash. Too many dark corners with Halo Spartans hiding in them. If you have newer generation smartphone with a decent flash, that will do fine.
Glow Sticks or a Dance Party App. in 2010 Alces and I accidentally found ourselves in a mobile rave. One guy was wearing the sound system and power supply on his back and his two friends were each wearing giant speakers converted into backpacks. The party never stopped moving. Alces and I took a chance, caught a cab, went to an all night market and bought $44 worth of glowsticks to give to share with our fellow mobile partiers. We were gone about 4 minutes, but when we returned to the street corner, they had moved on. We spent the next hour following the sound of those booming speakers until we caught up. If on'y we'd had the glow sticks on us!
Portable Gaming Device. Long lines. Really long lines. After last year this one was moved to the MUST catagory. Again, one of the newer generation smartphones will do.
A Good Friend. The buddy system is always a good idea. That's why I bring usually Alces. He's part Dr. Gonzo, part Chief Medical Officer and part Tech Support. He is all best friend and has been for more than half of my life. If you have a friend who has been before and can show you around the ever changing paths of the convention, bonus. Sadly he can't make it this year so I will be auditioning people to fill the role while at con this year.
A Zorbak Plushy (Optional). It's the ultimate ice-breaker. "Can I get a picture of you holding this guy, please?" "Sure... what is he?".
Good Walking Shoes. Trust me.
An Umbrella or Poncho (Optional). in 2011 the Venture Brothers panel line was long enough that it went outside the hotel and Alces and I found ourselves in the middle of a rain storm. With all of the weather coming from Tropical Storm Isaac headed toward Atlanta just in time for con. I suggest packing weather protection. A poncho will fit in your bag but an unmbrella makes you look swanky if you rock it right.
Duct Tape. This is just something you should have all the time anyway, BUT there are a LOT of people in a LOT of costumes and things start falling apart on day one. A well timed piece of duct tape can make you a lot of friends very quickly.
That should be, more or less, everything that you need to pack. Other options include: clean clothes, costumes, things you want autographed, video camera, your Battleon Battle Card deck (teach a stranger how to play!), a map of the con (some of us like getting lost), a pair of scissors (for a lock of Kevin Sorbo's hair while he's passed out in a fountain somewhere), a sketchbook (for ideas), a steampunk R2 unit, 8 channel progrmable remote control, Sonic Screwdriver, or grappling hook... just cause.
You Guys Are Coming With Me!
It always seems that we have a TON of fans at our panel but they represent a tiny fraction of you guys and we really do wich you could ALL be there. This year Im going to try really hard to keep a contact stream of Twitter and Vine spam coming your way so you can come with me and live DragonCon through my eyes (camera).
This weekend: The Final Battle against Drakath BEGINS!! The time has come to face Drakath… and END Chaos’ reign upon Lore once and for all. Face Drakath and his minions in a multi-stage boss fight which will leave your world scarred but, if you succeed, FREE from the Champion of Chaos and the Queen of Monsters!
Multi-stage boss fight with unlockable endings spanning 17 cutscenes and 6 maps
Chaos Champion Prime set (12 items!) in the Chaos Rares Shop
MORE Nulgath gear this Friday
Begin the HARDEST quest in AQWorlds to unlock Drakath's Armor
Ultra Drakath Group Battle
The Wheels of Doom and Destiny leave this Saturday
There are 12 Dragons being designed for AdventureQuest Dragons. There will be new, original dragons like the Steampunk Dragon, Fairy Dragon, Slime Dragon, and Golden Xerxes themed Dragon. There will also be several inspired re-designs of popular Dragons from the www.Artix.com video games. Which do you like seeing pictures of more-- sketches of the dragons, random phone pics, vines of the artist's screens, or finished paintings of the dragons -OR- option D.) "Why not both...erm... ALL!?"
Dage works in the dark... painting Aisha, the freezy destroyer of worlds.
Oishii's sketchbook is full of multiple versions of each dragon. She only has a few left to do-- it is really hard picking which ones to have artists Thyton and Dage paint!
Baby Fairy Dragon....
O.M.G. SO. FREAKING. CUTE. IT. IS. MAKING. MY. EYES. BLEED. RAINBOWS!
If you have been on the internet lately, you've probably seen the explosion of Ice Bucket Challenge videos popping up. Maybe you've been challenged, too! A few days ago, Artix was called out by Short Sleeve Sampson (from WWE and Micro-Championship Wrestling), as well as several of our friends and players on social media, to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. But you know us... when ONE member of the AE team is challenged, we ALL are!
So, in the name of an excellent cause, we joined the effort to raise awareness for ALS (aka Lou Gherig's disease) by gathering the bravest, most water-resistant team members to take the plunge. We are also making a donation at www.ALSA.org! AND to keep the word of mouth spreading, we challenged three MORE game companies... but to find out who, you'll need to watch the video!
What is Lou Gherig's Disease?
ALS is otherwise known as Lou Gherig’s Disease and this challenge is all about increasing awareness of this disease. You've seen this a lot online lately and some people are saying that it's just a viral publicity stunt and they are RIGHT! Thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge, more people thanever before are aware of ALS and the ALS Association has blown fundraising goals out of the water...
But seriously. Go Google "ALS" or head to www.ALSA.org to find out more information and additional ways you can help.
Introducing the newest member of our video gaming community... Ash! ...Aidan! ...maybe Valen? We have not officially chosen his name yet. He was born in the bathroom tub of Castle Krieger at 5:39am on August 14, 2014. (For those of you doing the math- exactly 9 months and 2 weeks after the wedding.) The cute little undead slayer weighs in at 6 pounds 9 ounces and has WAY awesome hair. So. Much. Hair. He is healthy so we suspect all crying is due to his confusion over why he has been in this world several hours but not played any video games yet. I had the honor of catching the baby. Bringing it above water and watching him immediately take his first breath and spring into full life was a moment none of my words can explain. The midwife was amazing and the entire home birth went off without a hitch. Trinni and I are both anxious for the day you get to battle the evil undead alongside this little guy! --and grateful that he is going to be raised with you in his world.
Zazul says, "Now this release is live and kicking! ...and a real scream."
Castle Krieger (what everyone jokingly call my home because it is full of armor and swords and has a moat) is now full of baby things.
Daimyo now sits outside the baby's room, vigilantly standing guard.
P.S. I was shocked to find out that whole Stork thing was a lie... the baby was actually in Trinni's belly the whole time! ...and here I thought it was just all that ice cream she had been eating during the 9 months since the battle wedding. P.P.S. Thank you for allowing me to share the most important moment in my life with you.
Galanoth the DragonSlayer has created a training ground inside the Coliseum stocked with draconic constructs - perfect for honing your skills in battle and gaining the glory all heroes seek! Take on Lore's most famous dragons and pit your strength against the ferocious Dreadmaw the Defiler!
Battle for fame, fortune, and the thrill of victory against dragons in the Coliseum!
Talk to Nulgath in Battleon to find a Rares shop full of fiendish gear, then head into the Tercessuinotlim zone for all-new quests and merge shop gear!
Team up with your friends to take on the level 60 Dreadmaw boss for a chance to get ArchFiend’s Draconic Destruction Blade!