23 October

The Queen's Gaze Promotion

By Serpentius

Salutations Elyria!

The Eye has returned and once more the Queen's Gaze holiday is celebrated across Elyria.

Take in the new lore story that accompanies this event or get yourself some awesome limited-time items from our online store.

Remember, these items won't be around for long, so read on and find out what's in store for you to get your hands on before they return to the vault!

Promo Items

As previously mentioned our official Calendar of Promotions and Events, we enjoy making limited-time items available in our online store, and this event is no different!

The following promo items will be eligible for purchase starting on Tuesday, October 23rd and lasting through Friday, November 2nd, at 12pm PDT.

After the promo period ends, all of these items will return to the vault.

Here are the new store items you purchase for the next 2 weeks!

Domesticated Black Cat

There's no need to be superstitious when this adorable black cat crosses your path!

Whether it's the calming effect of the purring of a content kitty, your love of MEOWs, or simply because a black cat makes for the perfect companion, we've got you covered. As a domestic pet, black cats can be trained to hunt for pests and perform other simple tasks.

Purchasing this item will allow you to redeem the following Standard-quality item from a vendor in-game:

  • Domesticated Black Cat x 1

About Domesticated Black Cat:

  • You can send this item to another player once in your inventory
  • There is no limit to how many of these you can purchase
  • Package contents can be claimed once in game

Tamed Black Raven

Finally you can answer the ages old question: How is a raven like a writing desk?

Corvidae in general, but ravens specifically, are incredibly cunning birds. When it comes to having a trainable pet on the wing, there are few choices as bright or cunning as the raven.

Purchasing this item will allow you to redeem the following Standard-quality item from a vendor in-game:

  • Tamed Black Raven x 1

About Tamed Black Raven:

  • You can send this item to another player once in your inventory
  • There is no limit to how many of these you can purchase
  • Package contents can be claimed once in game

"Monster" hunters kit

Not everything that travels the lands during Queen's Gaze is friendly.

The legends say that Queen's Gaze is a time when the Soulless – liches, vampires, and other horrors – are most active. Many of these malevolent forces are said to be able to pass as the children of Mann, which makes detecting them a dangerous game best left to experts. But, if you happen to be one of those experts, then these are the tools of the trade you're looking for.

Whether you are searching for a hidden horror or chasing a monster down to its nest, these tools will see you through.

Purchasing this item will allow you to redeem the following Standard-quality items from a vendor in-game:

  • Sachet of Warding Herbs x 5
  • Recipe for Sachet of Warding Herbs x 1
  • Wooden Stake x 5
  • Hand Crossbow x 1
  • Silver-tipped Crossbow Bolt x 10
  • Vial of Blessed Water x 1

About "Monster" hunter's kit

  • You can send this bundle to another player once in your inventory
  • There is no limit to how many of these you can purchase
  • Package contents can be claimed once in game
  • Bundle can be opened once in game

Ivory and Jet bracelets

For the Dras, nothing better symbolizes their devotion to the Two-Fold Queen

One bracelet of ivory, one of jet, each extremes of the other and yet identical in purpose. Is there a better symbol of the Al'Tifali faith? The Dras certainly don't think so. Paired bracelets like these have marked their faith for generations.

Purchasing this item will allow you to redeem the following Standard-quality items from a vendor in-game:

  • Drasean Ivory Bracelet x 1
  • Drasean Jet Bracelet x 1
  • Recipe for Drasean Ivory Bracelet x 1
  • Recipe for Drasean Jet Bracelet x 1
  • Drasean Carving, a Codex of jewelry polishing and cutting techniques x 1

About Ivory and Jet bracelets

  • You can send this bundle to another player once in your inventory
  • There is no limit to how many of these you can purchase
  • Package contents can be claimed once in game
  • Bundle can be opened once in game

Exorcism kit

The legends say that not every lost child is lost... or a child.

According to the old stories, there was a time when monsters walked the land. Some of these creatures could take on the forms of their victims, while others would "ride" in the consciousness of their victims, influencing their victim's behavior to their own malicious end.

In their early history, Drasean healers developed techniques to both reveal and drive away such malevolent spirits they call "inducement". The process was often risky and painful for their victims.

Purchasing this item will allow you to redeem the following Standard-quality items from a vendor in-game:

  • Book of Prayers - Drasean Book of Spirit Warding x 1
  • Abhorrent Incense x 5
  • Tincture of Inducement (low grade poison) x 1
  • Drasean Inducement needles x 5
  • Al'tifali Censor x 1

About Exorcism kit

  • You can send this bundle to another player once in your inventory
  • There is no limit to how many of these you can purchase
  • Package contents can be claimed once in game
  • Bundle can be opened once in game

Assassin's dagger (Waerd)

When you only have one chance to strike, you need a weapon that will guarantee success.

Known as the Chi`at'y Nesdr, this glass-bladed dagger is a holy tool of the Waerd. Used primarily in ritualistic assassinations, the poison held within the glass blade is an ancient recipe said to be able to affect daemons, and other monsters in addition to the children of Mann.

Each dagger can be used once, the blade breaking to deliver the poison inside, but the hilt is designed to allow a new blade to be joined to it after each use. The dagger's hilt is often engraved with prayers to the Two-Fold Queen.

Purchasing this item will allow you to redeem the following Artisan-quality items from a vendor in-game:

  • Assassin's Glass Dagger x 1 (Artisan quality)
  • Assassin's Glass Dagger Recipe x 1
  • Pattern for Assassin's Glass Blade x 1
  • Pattern for Waerdic Hilt x 1
  • Recipe for Waerdic Killing Poison x 1 (Artisan quality)

About Assassin's Glass Dagger

  • You can send this bundle to another player once in your inventory
  • You may only purchase one of these
  • Package contents can be claimed once in game
  • Bundle can be opened once in game

Reminder: These promo items will return to the vault on Friday, November 2nd, at 12pm PST.

Costume Contest (The Queen's Carnival)

To further pique your interest and excitement about this holiday, we'll be borrowing from a holiday tradition on Earth as we introduce our first-ever Elyrian costume contest, The Queen's Carnival!

Ever wonder what it would be like to dress as your favorite Neran Duchess? How about a To'resk merchant, or a Janoan warrior?

Enter for fun or participate to win a prize.

More details are below:

When

Starts: October 23rd when the Queen's Gaze promo is launched.
Ends: October 31st (Halloween on Earth!) at 12pm PST.

How

The idea is simple, create a costume in real life, dress it on yourself, someone, or something else, take a pic, and share your creation with us!

  • You can dress as an animal or Mann, it is entirely up to you.
  • Submissions must be either a JPG, PNG, or GIF - no other file formats will be accepted.
  • You submit your entry to this form: ENTRY FORM.
  • The maximum file size is 1MB.
  • Your submission must include your account alias and associated email address.

Rules:

  • Your costume must be based on something from Elyria. Real-world themes will not be accepted.
  • Your creation must be a real-life costume.
  • No Photoshop or programs, no digital art, or sculptures. (The only exception is if you are using one to blur identity for privacy reasons).
  • You can use any costume you want, whether bought or created.
  • You can use any material you desire, be creative!
  • Participant's account must be in good standing.
  • Limit of 1 entry per account.

Winners

There will be 3 entries chosen as the winners. Each of these 3 winners receive:

  • Non-colored title in the official Chronicles of Elyria Discord "Champion of the Queen's Carnival"
  • Future forum badge with winning title (forums v3+)
  • 100 Influence points ($10)

Additionally, we will choose a few honorable mentions and include them in a followup article about this event in the November Community Journal.

Judging

  1. Winners will be chosen by a panel of Soulbound Studios developers, Ambassadors, and Moderators.
  2. Participants are prohibited from being a judge.
  3. Winners will be chosen based on originality, concept, and effort.
  4. Winners will be announced on November 2nd, 2018.

That's it, the Queen's Gaze promo, Lore, and costume contest, so much going on!

Also, don't forget to participate in Map Voting

It's a great time to be an Elyrian, so what are you waiting for? Get busy!

Until next time,

More to come...

Discuss

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Misthowl - 2 weeks ago

choosing between the raven and the cat is proving difficult >.>;

Serpentius - 2 weeks ago

Don't forget the Costume Contest at the bottom of the post, we'd love for you all to participate!!

Varhukan - 2 weeks ago

that xbow!

Poldano - 3 weeks ago

Someone's been paying attention to fan requests!

caputmortem - 3 weeks ago

Excellent, a feline friend is the only thing I've been missing, now my Elyrian experience will be complete!

LeBron - 3 weeks ago

A Raven? Really? Looks like you really want to make me pay more money....this is just great!!! Thanks SBS!!

Arren - 3 weeks ago

Ouuuh a black cat mhm.

Jongatown - 3 weeks ago

Really? $30 for a dagger and poison recipe!? Don't do the BDO thing and rape your playerbase. It's that old 55 cent soda mentality. We might spend a whole dollar and buy two at 50 cents, but you wanted that extra nickle, now we only buy one because a dollar only goes so far...

LeafyPete - 3 weeks ago

Ravencrest will celebrate with our new companions!

Labbe - 3 weeks ago

"Recipe for Waerd killing poison"

How can any self respecting Dras Alchemist-to-be Not get this... Well played SbS. Well played.

KittanyCrintz - 3 weeks ago

So the dagger and the bracelets, will they be limited to the races mentioned, or can say a Narian race redeem them when the game starts? It would be a nice RP item to use to show a mix heritage child perhaps.

Alesandros_Okeanos - 3 weeks ago

What can the Raven do though?

Esoba - 3 weeks ago
@Alesandros_Okeanos:

Posted By Ian111 at 7:26 PM - Tue Oct 23 2018

What can the Raven do though?

To quote Snipe on Discord, this should give some idea.

The ravens are trainable pets, so you can train them to do certain simple things, but complex tasks like acting as bombers or delivering the mail aren't really on the table. But as a trainable pet you can train them to accompany you, stay somewhere, fetch something for you, attack your enemy, etc.

AlteOgre - 3 weeks ago
@Alesandros_Okeanos:

Posted By Ian111 at 01:26 AM - Wed Oct 24 2018

What can the Raven do though?

Be the coolest corvidaeic accessory you can ever get. Duh!

Jackdaws are about as cool, but they're another type of cool.

promise - 3 weeks ago

COSTUME CONTEST! I am ecstatic!