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Halloween Event Now Live in Aether Story

Categories: Aether Story Game Dev Patch Notes
Written by thephantom on Oct 01 2020

Urgent Bulletin:

Attention: Heroes Blessed with Light! The barrier between the Spirit Realm and the Realm of the Living grows weak! The assistance is required by able body adventurers that are blessed with light and can withstand interdimensional travel. Urgent aid is required to complete my ritual to strengthen the barrier and to stop the Spirits from taking over our Realm!  Find me with haste in the middle of the Domhan Outpost, directly outside of the Blacksmith.  You can't miss me, I am standing infront of a large Spirit Gate. I will reward you handsomely for your help.

- Witch Sobbana

Welcome to the Aether Story Halloween Event

October 1st to October 31st

Welcome all to the Aether Story Halloween Event, the time of the year where the barrier between the living and the dead weakens, and Spirits come out to play! The people of the world come together to decorate their dwellings to try to scare spirits away, placing pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, and cobwebs everywhere.

Witch Sobbana, an expert of the Spirit Realm, is the only one who can stop the barrier from completely collapsing. She wishes for help in completing a ritual at the end of the month to close the barrier and return balance.  Her ritual requires the collection of thousands of Spirit Charms to seal the barrier.  The only problem, the Spirit Charms can only be found in the Spirit Realm itself! No mortal dare venture into the Spirit Realm to retrieve them, because in order to exit the Spirit Realm requires you to face Death himself, the keeper of the realm!

The good news is, you, the heroes blessed with light, are protected from Death's influence.  But not so fast! There is only one way to get to the Spirit Realm without actually dying: traveling through a Spirit Gate.  Thankfully there is a Spirit Gate right in the middle of the Domhan Outpost that you can use.  But sadly it needs Spirit Souls to activate.  Yet, because Spirits are roaming the realm you may be able to collect their soul's and bring them back to Witch Sobbana who will open the Spirit Gate for you.

So into the Spirit Realm you go! Death is no stranger to the blessing of light surrounding you, and instead of trying to put you at danger, decides to have a little fun with you.  He wants to watch you get lost, he wants to watch you struggle. You must explore the endless corridors of the Spirit Realm and get lost in his mazes.  While you are exploring these mazes you may come across lost spirits who are either enjoying the company of a new face and give Spirit Charms, or miserable that they have been trapped in the very same maze for millions of years.  Once you complete the maze, you must pass Death himself to exit the Spirit Realm. But doing so will reward you with even more Spirit Charms.

With enough Spirit Charms you return to Witch Sobbana, where she will give you rewards if you trade enough Spirit Charms to her. So if you are brave enough, be sure to visit Witch Sobbana at once! You will find her in the middle of the Domhan Outpost, you can't miss her, she is standing in front of a large Spirit Gate outside the Blacksmith.

This event lasts October 1st to October 31st, giving you plenty of time to collect as much Spirit Charms as possible!

Download the Aether Story Alpha now, the event is now live!

 

Spirit Charms Leaderboard

This holiday event adds something unique to Aether Story: a new leaderboard category to place in.  The Spirit Charm Leaderboard tracks how many Spirit Charms you have collected, and does not reduce when you spend them. Meaning, it truly represents how many Spirit Charms you found.

The reason why this is a feature is because we will be giving out a special gifts to the top Spirit Charm earners!  The top three earners will be getting a special bonus pet.  We may be giving out additional rewards to those who place within the top 10, so don't count yourself out if you aren't in the top three!

Check out the new Spirit Charms Leaderboard here.

 

Halloween 2020 Rewards

If you collect enough Spirit Charms from the Spirit Realm you will be able to trade them in at Witch Sobbana for some cool rewards!  These rewards may return next year, in addition to new rewards, or some may be removed from circulation, so do try to get them all this year!


 

  • Pet: Spooky Bat - 300 Spirit Charms
  • Mask: Witch's Hat - 300 Spirit Charms

Both rewarads will unlock an Account-wide cosmetic redemption, meaning that all characters on your account will be able to use the items, and they will not be wiped in any Alpha Cycle character wipes.

Note: Currently the Equipment system is not implemented, so the Witch's Hat is not yet usable, but you can unlock it now and add it to your account during the limited event window!

 

Monthly Donation Reward: Luna the Black Cat Pet

In the spirit of Halloween, this month's monthly donation reward is Luna the Black Cat! If you donate at least $10 this month you will get Aether Story's first cat pet, and a cute black cat at that!  Don't miss out, because when this month is over, Luna will no longer be obtainable! Donate today!

Luna may appear as an ordinary Black Cat, but rumor has it if you turn your back to her, she shows intellgence far beyond that of an ordinary cat. The legend is Luna was once the familar of a powerful Witch known by Rita, that lived deep within the Ceonead forest. Being the familar means that Luna could be more than a cat, but an immortal being trapped within a cat's form.  Sadly, Witch Rita has been missing for decades and Luna needs a new home... Will you adopt Luna? Perhaps Luna will be the perfect companion as you explore the dark scary mazes of the Spirit Realm, giving you courage in your time of need!

Donate today!

 

What are you waiting for? Join the Event today!

Over 50 players have already logged into the Aether Story Halloween Event and have spent over 100 hours combine hunting for Spirit Charms.  You can join in on the fun and aid Witch Sobbana in saving the realm!

You may download the early Alpha access easily through itch.io:

We are really enthusiastic to have you play our game! Being a small indie game
dev company, we depend on your support to keep us going.
Please consider making a small donation to help us fund the continuous
development of Aether Story! It will really help us out.

If you already have Alpha Access, head on over to the Game Downloads page and download the new Launcher Setup Installer!

 

Please join us on the live Twitch dev stream (almost nightly) to share your feedback, and experience the game with several other players. During dev streams are when most people play.  Be sure to follow us to be notified of the next stream:

See you there and thanks for reading!

 

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Oct 03 2020 at 10:42 AM

ElectricAxel says

Done with your comment? Stop reading, go play! XD :P

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