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Feud of Shadow

Feud of Shadow
Start date:

Nov 30, 2016 7:00 PM (PST)

End date:

Dec 6, 2016 6:59 PM (PST)

Preceded by:

Cryptid Assault XI

Followed by:

Battle Royale LVI

Feud of Shadow is a Raid Event scheduled to start on November 30, 2016 at 7:00 PM (PST) and end on December 6, 2016 at 6:59 PM (PST). It is the seventeenth episode of the Dark Stigma story and ninth in the Malice Canon storyline.

Half-time Reward Calculation Period is from December 2nd 6:00 PM to 6:59 PM (PST).

Feature ChangesEdit

  • PWR 25 UR as Highest Ranking Reward (1- 4).
  • PWR 23 UR as High Ranking Reward (1 - 99).
  • PWR 22 UR as Ranking Reward (5 - 1600).

Raid Bosses Skill CardsEdit

PrologueEdit

With the monsters freed after disposing of their domineering queen, you continued your quest. More allies were yet needed if you were to confront Emperor Ildanev...

......

"Huh, what happened? How'd we end up here?"

None could answer Salvador's question. You all had been walking through serene, forested foothills mere moments ago, yet in the blink of an eye, a craggy wasteland under a dreary sky now filled your vision. Although the sudden shift was concerning on its own, the sound of war cries and stampeding feet rent the air. Two armies charged towards each other, poised to clash not far from your location.

"Hide before we get dragged into this!"

The three of you immediately dove behind a rocky outcropping, waited for the conflict to commence, then peered from cover. The struggle seemed to be between a race of dark elves and another bearing fairy-like wings, both fighting with terrible ferocity with neither side ceding an inch of ground.

"I don't know how, but looks like we ended up in the Sombrealm."

Salvador muttered with frustration. It was a name you had heard several times from passersby, a forbidden land restricted to supernatural beings and monsters. The two main races were a clan of dark elves called the Death Striders and the fae Duskwings. Rumor said their presence was to prevent interlopers from resurrecting a certain calamity, which shed a strange light upon the mutual hostility you were witnessing.

"We're still too close. We better back off while we still can."

Nodding to Salvador's suggestion, you turned to retreat, but not before discovering a young Duskwing maiden lying unconscious between the rocks. Her wounds were light, so you doubted she was in grave danger. However, before anyone else could react, Elimval ran to her side. When she stooped down to check her condition, she gasped in surprise.

"She's the mysterious enemy we fought in Mournia!"

Her announcement then brought you to a halt; the wispy moth-like wings on her back were indeed familiar. You hoped to avoid coming to blows again, but at that moment, she stirred and slowly opened her eyes.

"Oh... I-it's you... Allies of the Lightholders... Why... are you here?

Even in her weakened state, you did not let down your guard as she had given you much trouble during the previous encounter. Although she was mistaken about your affiliation, the fact she regarded the Lightholders as an enemy was currently an inconvenience.

"Us, Lightholders? You gotta be kiddin', lady. And besides, we don't know why we're here any more than you do. It's like we were summoned or somethin'."

"Oh, so you're not Lightholders...? But then that would mean..."

Yet before she could continue, you felt a bloodthirsty aura behind you. Whipping around, you saw a Death Strider woman approaching, her silver hair waving in the dry breeze. She was clad in armor that did not conceal the contours of her statuesque body, and her stern gaze and measured movements revealed her great combat talent, befitting one of high rank.

"Well, I must say I did not expect to see a Duskwing associating with outsiders."

"Glimrosa!"

A weak cry leapt from the weakened Duskwing's throat as Glimrosa continued to close the gap.

"And it is all the more ironic considering your kind rejected the Lightholders' request for aid, Shaol'ha."

Elimval looked at Shaol'ha with widened eyes.

"The Lightholders... came to you?"

"Yes... they visited both clans offering to help claim the Sombrealm as their own, but it was only the Death Striders who agreed."

"To be specific, it was our king who made the decision, but I stand by it wholeheartedly."

The Death Strider grasped the hilt of her longsword.

"No more will the Sombrealm be a lawless wasteland! His Highness Rughedar will unite it under his rule!"

In the next moment, there was a bright flash. You had not seen her swing her weapon, but your instincts alone allowed you to dodge her strike.

"So, you evaded that, did you? Then see about this!"

Glimrosa extended a hand and an entire armory of ghostly blades materialized around her before streaking forward like comets. With intense focus, you managed to parry each one while coming within range to clash weapons with her, each swing unleashing a shower of sparks.

"Hah, you are a warrior of true talent! This duel should be worth my while!"

She smiled expectantly, but after a few more strikes, she suddenly leapt away.

"I had hoped to enjoy myself more, but it seems the time has come."

At once, the ground trembled beneath your feet. Looking upon the battlefield, you saw the Duskwings begin to disperse as a new force arrived.

"Hero! It's the Lightholders!"

As the Duskwings ran from the Lightholders, a unit of Death Striders emerged on the opposite side to cut off their retreat and surround them. You found yourself included amongst the encircled.

"Cripes, I knew this was gonna happen..."

Salvador grumbled as he nocked an arrow to his bow amidst cheers of elated surprise from the Lightholders. It seemed they were aware of your presence.

"Bwahaha, we have you now, murderer!"

"General Glimrosa, leave the Stigma-marked miscreant and their cohorts to us!"

"Ah, so they are the ones your lord has been pursuing."

"The very same. They are but one of the reasons why we came here, for as you can plainly see, they cannot help intervening in situations beyond their concern."

The Lightholder captain then took note of your dubious expression.

"Bah, instead of stooping to the level of you ruffians, we obtained proper permission to enter this forbidden area!"

He signaled to the soldiers to prepare to charge once more...

"Kraaaaaaaaaah!"

But there was a sudden torrent of wind as a massive shadow descended through the opaque clouds and alighted upon the ground with a tremulous thud.

"It's the apocalypse fowl, K'bra! With it awoken, now our victory is assured!"

The Lightholder captain gloated over the appearance of the monstrous bird. K'bra opened its beak to howl again before releasing a stream of fire directly into the Dustwing forces, engulfing them.

"I would have preferred not to rely on such drastic measures..."

In contrast to the Lightholders' delight, Glimrosa's expression was apprehensive, and soon turned into abject fear.

"No! We must flee!"

However, it was already too late as K'bra shifted its aim towards the Lightholders, and more than half of their forces were caught into the blaze. Gut-wrenching wails resounded amidst the roaring conflagration.

"Kraaaaaaaaaah!"

K'bra continued unabated in its rampage, attacking everything in sight with its searing flames and sprawling feet.

"Over here!"

Taking advantage of the panic, Shaol'ha took you by the hand and ran behind another large stone and down a hidden passage leading underground.

......

"What in blazes was that?!"

"That was K'bra, the apocalypse fowl. Long ago, it was sealed in this land by the progenitors of both the Death Striders and the Duskwings who swore to prevent its return for all eternity."

Shaol'ha's face was still pale as she explained.

"Really? Then if you had always been so cooperative, why are you fighting now?"

"...It all started when an emissary from the Lightholders arrived."

Taking a deep breath, Shaol'ha recanted how the two factions were largely neutral in regards to the other until the latest king of the Death Striders came into power some months ago. He was unusually ambitious and wanted to unify the entire Sombrealm as proof of his authority. Naturally, such a proclamation brought unrest to the Duskwings. 

Yet if he was the tinder, then the arrival of the Lightholders was the spark. They had presented an offer to the monarchs of both races to aid them in bringing the land under their own rule. Although both accepted at the outset, the fact the same proposal had been given to the other was not revealed until later. The queen of the Duskwings sensed foul intent and withdrew her favor, but the king of the Death Striders did not. And so began the unending warfare. Even with the Lightholders' aid, the Death Striders could not make appreciable progress against their rivals until they wrested control of Coop's Ravine from the Duskwings. It was where K'bra was being held, and they at once set to work undoing the ancient seal.

"Yet as you witnessed, they were unable to control it, for it as was passed down in legend, it knows nothing but destruction. And although its form is weakened due to its long dormancy, it is gradually returning to its full power by the moment."

"That's supposed to be 'weakened'?!"

"What will happen when it reaches its full strength?!"

Elimval and Salvador simultaneously shouted with astonishment.

"It will then be able to break through the barrier around the Sombrealm and spread further disaster. We must stop it before that occurs."

"Something tells me that's gonna be easier said than done..."

"Only its heart is vulnerable, but it is kept separate from the body."

"What?! Are... are you absolutely certain?"

Elimval's eyes opened wider. It was clear K'bra was not an ordinary creature, but not even you had imagined something so impossible.

"Yes, that was how our ancestors could quell it, and it helped ensure that no one would attempt to use it for evil. Our kind stood guard over the body, while the Death Striders protected the heart in Onyx Keep."

The beast was immortal, but even in its completed form, it would fall into a deep sleep if its heart were silenced, allowing both to be sealed again. Unfortunately, the Death Striders now controlled both K'bra's body and heart, and refused to relinquish them until the Sombrealm was theirs, even should it fall into ruin.

"Before K'bra can complete itself, we must hurry to the Keep and destroy the heart."

Shaol'ha looked at you with pleading eyes.

"Please, lend me your strength."

"And if we refuse, you're gonna try all by yourself, I take it..."

"Y-yes..."

She attempted to show her boldness, but her entire body trembled as a newborn calf.

"Well, I guess we don't got a choice, eh?"

Salvador patted you on the shoulder. Reluctant though he was, he seemed to be coming around to your altruistic habits, although this threat was too grave to ignore regardless. K'bra could not be controlled by anything in the Sombrealm, but it did not discount the possibility Ildanev could.

"...And I apologize for not realizing sooner you were our honored guests."

Shaol'ha spoke cryptically yet again.

"What do you mean by that?"

"Normally, nothing can enter the Sombrealm without the permission of one of the two monarchs, but there are two exceptions. One is someone with enough sorcery to tear a hole in the barrier. The other is a savior called to rescue the land from disaster."

She gazed towards you once more.

"I am a direct descendant of those who sealed K'bra, and I have been searching for others of the same lineage beyond the border to help, but I was spotted by the Lightholders while passing through a nearby city and they attacked..."

"So that's why you lashed out at us back then... Heh, figures..."

"I apologize for the misgivings, but when I watched you bravely fight Glimrosa, I knew you had been brought here to save us from ourselves."

Her trust and determination was plain upon her face. Even considering your tribulations, there were still others who needed help. Much about the situation that was unclear, but if nothing else, it was imperative you stop the gigantic terror.

"Then let us be off. To Onyx Keep."

EpilogueEdit

After storming the Death Striders' Onyx Keep, you and the Duskwings made for its core where the heart of K'bra was being guarded. Navigating the winding subterranean paths proved to be a challenge, but you eventually reached a particularly cavernous chamber with a high ceiling. In the center was a black lump that resembled a jagged stone, surrounded by sealing circles and barb-laced chains. A crimson light pulsed with life through the cracks on the dark surface. There was little doubt you had found your objective, yet through the dim illumination, you saw you were not alone.

"It is clear why you are called a 'Hero' if you were able to come this far."

You were addressed by the young king of the Death Striders, Rughedar. Accompanying him was Glimrosa and her knights along with a company of Lightholders.

"You aren't getting away this time, murderer!"

"Since we're already underground, we won't even need to bury you!"

They assailed you with hateful words as they prepared their weapons.

"So, you're king around here, huh? Do you know what kind of people you've teamed up with? Nothin' good'll come of it."

Rughedar sneered at Salvador's warning.

"Are you insinuating that I am being exploited? Enough of that rot; we have a fair agreement. I aid them in capturing you and they will clear a path for my ascendancy."

"What meaning is there in ascending over a ruined world?!"

Elimval asked in an impassioned tone.

"...I will bring the Sombrealm under the rule of one, and go down in history as a king among kings. The invocation of K'bra was necessary for this end."

Hearing his haughty words, Shaol'ha and the Duskwings shook with righteous fury.

"You have audacity beyond comprehension if you so readily awoke the apocalypse fowl!"

"Why'd you even think you could control that monster anyway?"

Yet their indignation did little more than amuse the ambitious king.

"Your fear of K'bra regaining its full power is unnecessary. The seals I have placed around the heart siphon its strength should it exceed a certain limit."

"...What did you say?"

The Duskwings looked at each other. You all had hurried to Onyx Keep to prevent K'bra from bringing ruin to the entire world with the restoration of its heart, but it seemed that such haste was without merit.

"You're saying that's the final restraint on that overgrown turkey?"

Suddenly, the Lightholder general took a throwing axe and hurled it at the barbed chains. For a moment, nothing could be heard save for the echo of severed links clattering upon the stone floor.

"Imbecile! Have you gone mad?!"

Rughedar roared at the offender.

"Our main priority is executing the murderer, and there are few ways more assured than pitting them against an immortal beast!"

You had already felt your chances of surviving the confrontation was slim, but the rash action of the Lightholder commander further sealed your fate, reminding you of their inhuman desperation to claim your head.

"Kreeeeeeeeh!"

A blood-curdling howl echoed throughout the hall, and shortly thereafter, a dark mist began to seep through the ceiling. Swirling about as it expanded, it at last formed into a massive, winged monster.

"It's K'bra!"

In contrast to the fearsome moan, the Lightholder commander wore a twisted grin and spread his arms upward.

"Great fowl of the apocalypse! Take me as your sustenance and destroy this realm with the murderer in it!"

K'bra screeched again and crushed him with a giant foot.

"See?! What'd I tell you?!"

Salvador shouted as he swiftly unleashed an arrow straight at the monster's eye, only for it to bounce away harmlessly with a metallic plink.

"What the...?!"

"Kraaaaaaaaaaaah!"

It opened its beak wide to spew a jet of flame. The Lightholders scrambled in panic while you and Elimval also sought cover.

"We must stop its heart!"

Shaol'ha cried out to you. She and the other Duskwings were cut off from the heart by K'bra, but you were too far away to distract it. While your mind raced, a valiant battle cry rang out.

"Raaaaaargh!"

Glimrosa charged at the massive beast, her summoned swords flying in a shower of light. K'bra gave a troubled squawk as it stumbled about in an attempt to stomp her nimble body.

"I've drawn its attention! Go, destroy its heart at once!"

You and the Duskwings sprinted towards the beating stone and assailed it with a shower of blows and spells.

"Krrrr-raaaaaa!"

K'bra writhed in pain, yet refused to succumb. You made to strike once more only to find your sword was lodged fast inside the heart, whether it was some form of resistance on the creature's part or your own overeager thrust.

"Here, take this!"

Glimrosa tossed you one of her aether blades. You smartly caught it by the hilt and plunged it into the stony mass with your full might.

"Greeeeeeeeee...!"

The heart split into two and K'bra collapsed to the ground, its body soon crumbling into dust.

The apocalypse fowl had been silenced yet again.

......

"It is due to the efforts of you and your allies the Sombrealm has been saved. In the name of all who live here, I give you our most profound gratitude."

Freytel, the queen of the Duskwings, bowed deeply before you, Elimval, and Salvador. You were on the fog-enshrouded border between the Sombrealm and the rest of Contratellus, where Duskwing and Death Strider alike had gathered to see you off. With K'bra defeated and the Lightholders driven from the land, the tension between their races had dissolved.

You accepted Freytel's grace, but sternly reprimanded Rughedar, albeit with some measure of pity. The maintenance of K'bra's seal required the cooperation of both he and Freytel, but he abused his authority to prove he was capable of wielding it. With a firm suggestion for declaring a truce and providing reparations, you then passed into the mist to resume your journey. Due to the thickness, it was not until a few moments later that you realized Glimrosa was walking beside you.

"In serving my liege, I have brought you great trouble. I wish to both express my apologies and my appreciation."

Nodding in recognition, you held out your hand and she firmly grasped it. She smiled broadly.

"If you find yourself in need, please return; you will have the full extent of our might at your call."

The last of her words had hardly been spoken when she began to fade from view. The fog enclosed around you then soon lifted to reveal a peaceful forest.

"It seems we've returned... Oh, what's this?"

Elimval noted a small stone monument amongst the brush. It was the artifact Shaol'ha had described to you earlier, allowing the Sombrealm's savior to enter its borders.

"Well, hopefully we won't have to go back for a little while."

Salvador heaved a sigh of relief. Although it was not radically different from the normal world, it being on a separate plane of existence meant there was always the slight fear that leaving would be impossible.

"I hope Shaol'ha, Glimrosa, and everyone will get along now..."

Although reassured of her own safety, Elimval was still worried about her new allies. The main crisis had been resolved, yet it was possible some lingering issues would reignite warfare, particularly in response to the errors of the Death Strider King. However, you believed if he could overcome that, then he would truly prove himself as a worthy ruler.

"When it all comes down to it, you can only count on yourself. Hopefully the next time we show up, he'll know what he's doin'."

Your moods restored, you then resumed progress towards your next destination...

Chapters/QuestsEdit

* Energy

Chapter Zone En* EXP Coins Boss
1: Winged Pests 1-5 -1 +1 +20~24 Chobla, Young Mage
2: Winged Pests 6-10 -2 +2 +40~48 Chobla, Young Mage
3: Winged Pets 11-15 -3 +3 +60~72 (Flying Gems) Chobla, Young Mage
4: Merciless Cleaver 16-20 -4 +4 +60~72 Grandaxe Elite Andyra
5: Merciless Cleaver 21-25 -5 +5 +80~96 Grandaxe Elite Andyra
6: Merciless Cleaver 26-30 -6 +6 +80~96 (Crusher) Grandaxe Elite Andyra
7: Graceful Combat 31-35 -7 +7 +100~120 Prudent Major Fili
8: Graceful Combat 36-40 -8 +8 +100~120 Prudent Major Fili
9: Flawless Sheen 41-45 -8 +8 +120~144 Momorch the Silvercoat
10: Flawless Sheen 46-50 -8 +8 +120~144 Momorch the Silvercoat
11: Feud of Shadow 51+ -12 +12 +240~288 None

Raid BossesEdit

Type Name Level Hit Points Time Allotted Damage
Main Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 1 100 2 hours 1 x
Main Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 2 900 2 hours 1 x
Main Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 3 1,350 2 hours 1 x
Main Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 4 1,500 2 hours 1 x
Main Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 5 2,250 2 hours 1 x
Main Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 6 4,500 2 hours 1 x
Main Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 7 9,000 2 hours 1 x
Main Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 8 15,000 2 hours 1 x
Main Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 9 22,500 2 hours 1 x
Main Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 10 30,000 2 hours 1 x
Main Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 11 45,000 2 hours 1 x
Main Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 12 60,000 2 hours 1 x
Main Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 13 75,000 2 hours 1 x
Main Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 14 78,400 2 hours 1 x
Main Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 15 86,800 2 hours 1 x
Main (Ashglaze) Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 1 95,200 2 hours 1 x
Main (Ashglaze) Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 2 103,600 2 hours 1 x
Main (Ashglaze) Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 3 112,000 2 hours 1 x
Main (Ashglaze) Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 4 120,400 2 hours 1 x
Main (Ashglaze) Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 5 128,800 2 hours 1 x
Main (Ashglaze) Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 6 127,400 2 hours 1 x
Main (Ashglaze) Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 7 143,000 2 hours 1 x
Main (Ashglaze) Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 8 169,000 2 hours 1 x
Main (Ashglaze) Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 9 208,000 2 hours 1 x
Main (Ashglaze) Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 10 234,000 2 hours 1 x
Main (Ashglaze) Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 11 350,000 2 hours 1 x
Main (Ashglaze) Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 12 448,000 2 hours 1 x
Main (Ashglaze) Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 13 560,000 2 hours 1 x
Main (Ashglaze) Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 14 750,000 2 hours 1 x
Main (Ashglaze) Phenoma of Cursed Eyes 15 1,600,000 2 hours 1 x
End Daring Slayer Tataria 1 1,800,000 2 hours 1 x
End (Tealglaze) Daring Slayer Tataria 1 2,200,000 2 hours 1 x
Special Chobla, Young Mage 1 35,000 20 minutes 2 x
Special Grandaxe Elite Andyra 1 110,000 20 minutes 2 x
Special Prudent Major Fili 1 600,000 20 minutes 2 x
Hidden Kaznok the Wrath-Edge 1 15,000,000 2 hours 2 x
Hidden (Silverglaze) Kaznok the Wrath-Edge 1 21,600,000 2 hours 2 x
Secret Doom Meleagris K'bra 1 32,400,000 2 hours 2 x
Secret (Gobbling) Doom Meleagris K'bra 1 42,000,000 2 hours 2 x

RewardsEdit

Rank Reward
1
2 - 10
11 - 20
21 - 50
51 - 100
101 - 400
401 - 1,000
1,001 - 5,000
5,001 - 10,000
10,001 - 15,000

Rank Reward
Mega Lucky 777 Glimrosa the Elegant (UR) x 2
Lucky 222, 333, 444, 555, 666, 888, 999, 1111, 1500, 2500, 5000, 7500 Glimrosa the Elegant (UR) x 1
Rank Reward
1
2 - 4
5 - 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 50
51 - 70
71 - 99
100 - 150
151 - 200
201 - 400
401 - 500
501 - 650
651 - 800
801 - 1,600
1,601 - 2,900
2,901 - 4,200
4,201 - 5,500
5,501 - 9,000
9,001 - 16,000
16,001 - 30,000

Rank Damage Req. Rewards
1 15,000,000
2 - 3 15,000,000
4 - 10 10,000,000
11 - 20 5,000,000
21 - 50 1,000,000
51 - 100 500,000
101 - 250 100,000
251 - 500 100,000
501 - 1,000 100,000
1,001 - 1,500 100,000

Guild Repel Count Damage Req. Reward
50 Bosses 1,000,000 Energy Drink (Bound) x 1
100 Bosses 1,000,000 LCP Claim Ticket x 1
200 Bosses 1,000,000 Energy Drink (Bound) x 2
300 Bosses 1,000,000 Power Potion (Bound) x 2
500 Bosses 1,000,000 Energy Drink (Bound) x 2
800 Bosses 1,000,000 Power Potion (Bound) x 2
1,200 Bosses 1,000,000 Power Potion (Bound) x 2
2,000 Bosses 1,000,000 LCP Claim Ticket x 1
3,000 Bosses 1,000,000 10% UR Ticket x 1
5,000 Bosses 1,000,000 Energy Drink (Bound) x 2
8,000 Bosses 1,000,000 50% UR Ticket x 1
10,000 Bosses 1,000,000 Energy Drink (Bound) x 2
12,000 Bosses 1,000,000 UR Guaranteed Ticket x 1
14,000 Bosses 1,000,000 Energy Drink (Bound) x 3
20,000 Bosses 1,000,000 Crystals x 500
22,000 Bosses 1,000,000 Crystals x 750
24,000 Bosses 1,000,000 Crystals x 1,000
26,000 Bosses 1,000,000 Crystals x 1,000
28,000 Bosses 1,000,000 Crystals x 1,250
30,000 Bosses 1,000,000 Crystals x 1,500

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