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   Dec 2001
December 31, 2001 01:18 am ET - research by amateras
Korean News
Some interesting Lineage Playforum posts:
  • On Korean Test servers, according to, you now do not have to be facing each other in order to be invited to be in a hunting party.
  • Also, on Korean Test server, based on princes can now rent out the Giran arena for 1 hour. We were unclear on how the finances worked, but it appears that it works like the pledge hall. The prince buys tickets (based on his pledge size) and hands it out to the participants. The price of the participation ticket appears to be 10x the observer ticket, so if the observer ticket cost 550, to participate it would cost 5500. Obviously, the prince of Giran would be collecting taxes on both tickets. ^^
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    December 30, 2001 08:55 pm ET - research by amer
    OST tracks have names now
    NCSoft-Korea has now named 20 of the tracks of the 41 total and has made them available for download from their website. It seems they might be selling a soundtrack CD soon, since 20 is pretty much the ideal number to fill a CD.

    Also, 3 of the 20 named were not previously available. You can see the names and download them all from the Music Guide on this site. Enjoy!

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    December 29, 2001 04:16 pm ET - research by amer
    ESCMAG review
    ESCape Magazine, which has console gaming reviews, features, discussion groups, web site reviews and industry news, did a review of Lineage, giving it a score of 8 out of 10.

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    December 28, 2001 11:44 pm ET - research by amer
    December Lineage Compendium event for Depardieu
    Sorry for the delay on this one guys. We will be giving away a bunch of spellbooks and other stuff in Gludio, south of the dwarves, on Dep server on Saturday, December 29, at 7pm Eastern time. There will be trivia questions and other little games (if I can think of them ^^)

    We will also announce how to get involved in the free month drawing at that time. If you have some spellbooks or items you want to contribute, just meet me then. ^^

    [update]: I realize a lot of people may not believe my char on Dep, since its a newbie and I don't play there often, but it is a prince named Amer. So, this should serve as proof that its really me. :)
    [update]: You can also donate your items to ZxCraigxZ, I am linspatz and i do work for this site. >.
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    December 28, 2001 11:10 pm ET - research by anonymous
    Korean Test server

    new items on the Korean test server (we don't know what they are or any details, so use your imagination. I think the first one is Ashitagio's ashes, hopefully the second one is a weapon ^^)

    Also found is this thing. It appears to be some kind of symbol which would appear where the >> of haste appears. We don't know if the speed is this fast, it could be much faster, or it could be 1 frame every 2 minutes, like a power-up timer (like something that shows you how long your braves last).

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    December 27, 2001 06:17 pm ET - research by amer
    location guide
    With the help of the vast data of the Lineage Playforum, I have been putting dungeon maps and the locations of monsters in them. You can cross reference this to the monster guide, which will list the dungeons a monster can be found in. Right now I am importing the maps. We will make it look pretty later. ^^ (Thanks Playforum!!)
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    December 26, 2001 05:56 pm ET - research by amer
    EOB - episode 6
    NCSoft just posted episode 6

    You'll need to view the comics.

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    December 25, 2001 06:13 am ET - research by amer
    Happy Holidays!!
    I just want to take this opportunity to say Happy Holidays to everyone. It's been fun getting to know you guys since we started Compendium, and I'm looking forward to the future with such a great community. Thanks!!
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    December 25, 2001 06:05 am ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
    Holiday Support Schedule
    The North American Lineage service will be offering limited customer service support on December 25th for the Christmas holiday. Support and billing email will not be answered from 5:00 PM CST on December 24th until regular business hours on December 26th. The Lineage game servers will continue to be monitored at all times throughout the holiday. NC Interactive would like to wish the Lineage community a safe, peaceful, and happy holiday season and a happy new year!
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    December 23, 2001 01:08 pm ET - research by amer
    Episode 10 maps
    Lineage Playforum ( has revealed a map of the new Episode 10 town from the Korean Test servers. It's also available in the Location Guide. The Korean markings are the location of each NPC.

    Weldern Town Map
    Iron Gate Guild Map

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    December 23, 2001 06:54 am ET - research by Gentile
    Mana staff limit
    With no warning whatsoever, NC snuck in the "maximum MP draw 40" into US Lineage. Gentile pointed out that only 40 MP could be sucked from a Dark Elf, and I verified on Orc Mage. This is very disappointing - why did NC not tell us? Why did we have to find out for ourselves? Did they even mean to put it in? Is it an accident? :(

    I hope this is an isolated incident, and NC does not fall into the habit of making changes to the rules of the game without warning. :(

    [update]: Melantus, Lineage Community Coordinator, was kind enough to post on this topic on the official message boards (on Sunday no less). Here's what he had to say:
    It looks like some changes went in to the mana staff that were unintended. Initially, they were changes in a test form that we decided not to impliment. Somehow, they got publish to the regular US servers. Right now, we are looking into it a bit further. If there was a necessary reason that these changes had to go in, I'll come and explain why on the boards here. I want to be sure that we explain as much as possible changes of this type, if they are necessary or needed. Sorry about that. :)

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    December 22, 2001 08:45 pm ET - research by amateras
    Korean Test server update
    Yesterday, some new changes were put in the Korean Test server:
  • New wav files (the sounds of the monsters, etc)
  • Ashitagio's ash requirement for dragon scale has been reduced from 30 ash to 10 ash.
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    December 22, 2001 07:34 pm ET - research by amer
    Lord British leads Ken Rauhel to defeat Elindare
    Unlike the Depardieu siege, Heine changed hands *many* times. Check out the report on today's event:

    Fighting for Heine castle

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    December 22, 2001 02:55 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Korea
    new mops
    NCSoft - Korea posted a new announcement in their development pages section. Here are the new Episode 10 mops (with levels):

    Episode 10 Development Announcement #2

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    December 22, 2001 02:27 pm ET - research by amer
    Dragon Scale Armor update ( has been busy making a dragon scale armor. The information on te NCSoft-Korea website about it was wrong. (I knew weight 10 was too little) Here is a screenshot of a Fafurion Dragon Scale Mail. Note that *all* classes can wear it!
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    December 22, 2001 02:46 am ET - research by amateras
    New NPCs
    We translated some of the new NPCs from the Korean test server. These are subject to change, obviously, but here's an idea of what kind of things you need.

    Tsurugi: 500 oriharukon, 5 tqd, 5 tqs, 5 tqr, 5 tqe, 30 Ashitagio ashes (a new level 32 mop found in the Lair of Valakas)
    Dragon Scale Mail: 1000 oriharukon, 500 mithril thread, and for the specific type you want:

  • Fire: 5 tqr, 15 Valakas scales
  • Water: 5 tqe, 15 Fafurion scales
  • Earth: 5 tqd, 15 Antharas scales
  • Wind: 5 tqs, 15 Lindvior scales

    [update]: my mistake :P I told you that this npc does trading business for players, but it turned out that she's just another store npc who sells and buys armors, weapons, etc.

    [update]: the ashes are actually Ashitagio ashes - we read that before but had no idea what it was, so we left it out. Duh. :(
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    December 21, 2001 10:21 pm ET - research by amer
    Lord British leads Depardieu to defeat Elindare
    The US finally now has a new castle to siege. Check out the report on today's event:

    Elindare's demise on Depardieu

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    December 20, 2001 05:24 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
    Castle Heine Sieges
    Are you prepared to join Lord British in the age-old battle against the forces of the anti-king? Will your blood pledge come together to raise arms in support of the true-king? Elindare’s minions have withdrawn from the lands, but only while she waits safely locked in her castle, practicing black magic and plotting to rule Aden as her own. Will you join in the siege of the Castle Heine?

    Bring your blood pledge and join the war against Castle Heine this weekend and fight for your place as ruler of the seaside castle! Castle sieges are set for December 21st at 7:00 PM CST (Depardieu Server) and December 22nd at 3:00 PM CST (Ken Rauhel) – be sure to join in! Elindare and her minions do await you…

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    December 20, 2001 11:02 am ET - research by amateras visits Episode 10 did some exploration of Episode 10. The number of screenshots (that would be 15, bob) is too many to put on this page and not totally kill our provider. So amateras translated, and we have given it it's own page - the Episode 10 page. Check it out.
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    December 20, 2001 05:05 am ET - research by NCSoft - Korea
    Episode X - The Lair of Valakas

    New Items
    tsurugidamage: 16/10
    +2 to hit
    weight: 60You must kill a dragon to get this weapon, and can be made by Evelvin
    Earth Dragon Scale MailAC -9weight: 10Constructed in the new castle by an NPC using dragon scales.
    Water Dragon Scale Mail
    Fire Dragon Scale Mail

    1. Lair of Valakas
    The lair of Valakas (the Episode 10 dungeon) is surrounded by lava and volcanic gas. The lower levels are inside the volcano, and at the lowest level, you will find the Fire Dragon.

    2. Weldern Town
    This town is located north of Giran, and south of the Lair of Valakas, across the river.

    3. Iron Gate Guild
    If you pass the town and cross the river, near the edge of the volcano, you will find this castle. In this castle of the mountains, there are places where dwarves live, iron mining, a place to make weapons and armor and iron storage.

    Dwarves use the lava that flow underground to heat up their smelts to make their weapons and armor. Here you will also find the NPC, Ivelvin, master of the dwarves, who will tell you about making weapons (like the tsurugi) and armors (like the elemental plate mails). Siege system is the same as other castles and Potemfin is the guild master.

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    December 19, 2001 08:06 pm ET - research by anonymous
    and then there were three

    Behold, the Fire Dragon.

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    December 19, 2001 06:11 pm ET - research by #lineage
    LordCutter's Chritmas present to us
    At about 5:30pm ET - 6:00pm ET. LordCutter (QA Lead) gave us a little Dragon Fight event on the US test server: Antharas vs. Fafurion! Basically, Fafurion sent Antharas hiding into the ground as everyone on global called Antharas a coward. LordCutter appeared (to save the day of course), and basically let Fafurion know who's the boss. (Helps to be invincible). After killing Fafurion, LordCutter pulled Antharas out of the ground, toyed with him for a bit (he had to drop alot of stuff because he was overweight from the autoloot on Fafurion). He then morphed into a DK, hasted and braved himself and killed Antharas. (DK is *fast*, it was unreal). Then he showed us all the drops. LordCutter was a knight, but could cast spells like Tornado and Ressurection. ^^

    Here's a list of drops (both combined): around 100 each of: D, Q-D, T-Q-D, T-Q-R, Magic Gems. Then 2, CPM, 4 Tsurugi, 1 STR ammy (no INT ammy?), 1 Tornado, 1 Blizzard, 1 Resurrection, 1600k, and a few each of Haste, V-T, DEX, Create Zombie.

    Then, he summoned a bunch of slimes to eat it up. And then proceeded to nuke the slimes with meteor strike:

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    December 19, 2001 03:39 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
    Holiday Maintenance

    The Lineage servers will be brought down for a special maintenance period at 10:00 AM CST on Thursday, December 20th. This maintenance period will last approximately one hour and will update the servers with holiday-specific changes.

    Additionally, please note that the over the holidays we will be shifting our maintenance schedule from Tuesdays to Mondays. Thus we will have maintenance on Monday, December 24th and Monday, December 31st. There will be no maintenance period scheduled on December 25th and January 1st.

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    December 19, 2001 02:05 pm ET - research by amateras
    Korean Test Server - Dec. 18
    From Lineage Playforum, (
  • New unarmed combat system: If you don't wield any weapons and attack others: no XP loss, no castle guards hitting you. On Ken server, in zones other than safe zone you can now hit other players if you unwield your weapon.
  • Reverted the change that was made previously: if your dog goes more than -100 chao, dog goes wild. (This is the way it used to be)
  • Elven wafer creation material changed to: 50 fairy dust, 1 fruit of ent, 1 magic gem.
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    December 19, 2001 12:02 pm ET - research by amer
    spam haters rejoice!
    Last night, I noticed that if you repeat yourself in global too much, you are immediately silenced for 2 minutes. You can't whisper, you can't chat, you can't global. Finally they put this in. Good job, NC!
    Also, on Ken server last night there was a small glitch where everyone's clients simultaneously disabled the use of pots, instructions to pets, speaking to NPCs, teleporting, everything. Pretty much, if even a kobold starting hitting you, you would die (since you couldn't use magic, couldn't use pots and couldn't teleport). You had to actually quit the client and reload. Just letting you know, in case it happens again.
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    December 18, 2001 07:13 pm ET - research by amer
    Giran army

    This is when you say "Hey guys, maybe we should siege another castle."

    From Lineage PlayForum (

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    December 18, 2001 06:45 pm ET - research by
    NCsoft Signs Up for Broadband
    From Frictionless Insight
    12/14/2001 - NCsoft, maker of Lineage: the Blood Pledge, announced that it had teamed up with BroadJump, a producer of broadband installation software. NCsoft has joined BroadJump's Content and Applications Partners Program which is, in essence, a collection house for software contributed by developers like NCsoft which can then be offered, through BroadJump, to the consumer at the point of broadband installation.
    This means that when people install DSL/cable modem, Lineage will come with their installation CD. Good way to get people to try.
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    December 18, 2001 02:38 pm ET - research by amateras
    Lineage Christmas (korean test server update)
    according to at LineagePF, Christmas trees and carols have been added to the test server. Here's a sample of the lineage christmas music music25.mp3
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    December 18, 2001 11:07 am ET - research by NCSoft-Austin
    additional change in today's update
    NC slipped this change in today too:
  • Summoned monsters will no longer leave corpses upon death.
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    December 17, 2001 07:08 pm ET - research by amer
    Haplo's joke of the day
    I added a comments section to Haplo's Joke of the Day so you can give him feedback on whether or not he's funny. :)
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    December 17, 2001 05:43 pm ET - research by NCSoft-Austin
    publish update - Dec. 18
    The following changes/updates will be published to the Lineage servers on December 18th during the 10:00 AM maintenance period.
  • Descriptions for the character creation stats have been updated, as well as several NPC speech files.
  • Pandora, Balsim, Catty, and Luth will now purchase certain non-transferable items, including the Arachnevil’s Nail, Necklace of Dupelgenon, Fang of Werewolf, and Bone of Spartoi.
  • The following new player items will no longer drop upon death: Leather jackets, starting weapons, lantern, oil, all maps, and wooden jackets.
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    December 17, 2001 05:37 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austion
    EOB, episode 5
    NCSoft just posted episode 5

    You'll need to view the comics.

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    December 17, 2001 05:08 pm ET - research by amer
    we've moved
    We've moved and redesigned (thanks to EdgyAsHell for the new look). Not everything is settled in just yet. We have a *much* better and more reliable host now, but we did downgrade from SQL Server 6.5 to Microsoft Access 2000 (if that means anything to you). Of course, if it can't handle it, we'll upgrade to SQL Server 2000 in a heartbeat.

    In the meantime, look around at the new site, hopefully email me any new problems you find, and we'll be back to our regular news schedule very soon!!

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    December 14, 2001 05:34 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
    An Unusual Weekend

    Are you ready for a special Lineage weekend? Starting Saturday, December 15th at approximately 6:00 PM CST, the creatures of Aden will venture forth into the world with their pockets slightly more weighted than normal. The changes will continue for several hours that evening, and will once again be increased for an additional period starting at approximately 12:00 PM (Noon) CST on Sunday, December 16th. Hunt early, hunt often, and join the fun as we celebrate the weekend in the world of Lineage! (If time zones confuse you, use this this clock for the countdown.)
    A faint smile danced across her lips as Elindare gazed out across the Forest of Mirror from her window high atop Heine Castle. In the distance, she watched a pack of her finest dark elven minions as they cornered a lone prince and pierced him with deadly mithril arrows. The prince fought well, but not well enough, and Elindare relished his grimace of pain as at last he fell lifeless to the dirt.

    One of the minions stepped forward and tugged at his corpse briefly. Tugging a shining helmet from his head, she raised the loot to watch it reflect in the sunlight before tucking it away in her backpack. Shouldering their bows, the pack of minions quickly stepped over the fading corpse and headed off into the forest. To the east, a pack of serpents slithered by, pausing to nod in recognition to the minions. All was continuing strictly according to plan – but for the appearance of the one they called Lord British, stirring up discontent on Talking Island.

    A shuffling sound caught Elindare’s attention from the room behind her and she turned to face a shaking dwarf inching up behind her.

    “M’m’m’… m’lday!” The dwarf briskly attempted to salute, bow, and snap to attention at the same time - and failed miserably at all three. “I bring news of the fields!” he shouted.

    Crossing her arms over her black, velvet wizard robe, Elindare leaned slowly against the stone wall and glanced down at the dwarf.

    “Yessss?” She narrowed her eyes as the dwarf continued.

    “Errr. Mmm… mmm… Magic! The magic! It’s gone a bit. Well. You see…” he stammered, “The troops that are losing… not that there are any, of course! But those that aren’t returning to the castle, well. Something has changed.”

    Elindare uncrossed her arms and with a brief gesture summoned a sparking ball of light and began to bounce back and forth between her hands as she watched the dwarf bumble his excuses. She said nothing.

    “Well, m’lday. We… we… we send out the troops with enough rations and items that they may need, b-but word has filtered back that they when lost in battle they carry even more items. And… and… well, it’s not just our troops. It’s all of the creatures of Aden.”

    The ball of light vanished with a snap and Elindare stood silent staring at the dwarf as he fidgeted in front of her. After a moment she turned back to the window, passing her gaze across the forest to where the minion party was once again embroiled in battle with a pair of knights. Her brow furrowed in the slightest scowl as she watched the battle unfold beneath her and her lips barely twitched as she mouthed the word, “British.”

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    December 13, 2001 07:04 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
    Saturday the 15th Event

    On Saturday, December 15th, Lineage Warcry will be hosting two events in the Giran Arena on the Lineage servers. The signup form for these events is located at and participants are asked to contribute a fee. Events will begin at 4:00 PM CST on the Depardieu server and 6:00 PM CST on the Ken Rauhel server. (If time zones confuse you, use this this clock for the countdown.)

    Note: The arena on both Ken Rahuel and Depardieu are marked as “combat zones”. These combat zones function just like the other combat zones with Lineage, and the same player versus player combat rules apply. Players can attack other players at any time during these events within the arena, although the players may be requested to stop fighting momentarily to allow for the event process to occur normally. Any player that does not follow the requests of the Event Announcer can possibly be removed from the arena. Entering the arena to participate in an event is deemed as “at your own risk” by the contestants. Items and experience will not be replaced for contestants, if lost.

    Also note that all amounts referred to as entry fee money are in-game adena, not real money. No real money is involved.

    The events will include a Gremlin Bash and Lineage Deathmatch.

    At the beginning of the Gremlin Bash registered participants will be brought into the arena. Four note scrolls (stationery) will be inscribed by the Event Announcer. They will then be placed on the ground in the arena, while the contestants wait for the event to start. The Event Announcer will then spawn a large amount of gremlins. Four out of the large group of gremlins will pick up these scrolls. Upon word from the Event Announcer, the players may then begin to kill the gremlins using only a sword (no magic, or pets). All potions except brave can be used. No polymorphing. No attacking other players. The players that turn in the stationery will receive a portion of the entry money (adena), and will be announced as one of the winners of this event.

    The second event will be a Lineage Deathmatch.

    Note: The arena on both Ken Rahuel and Depardieu are marked as “combat zones”. Players can attack other players at any time during these events within the arena, although the players may be requested to stop fighting momentarily to allow for the event process to occur normally. Any player that does not follow the requests of the Event Announcer can possibly be removed from the arena. Entering the arena to participate in an event is deemed as “at your own risk” by the contestants.

    At the beginning of this event, the contestants will be summoned into the arena. They will stand all around the outer edge of the inside of the arena, until the Event Announcer starts the event. When the event is started, players will begin to fight against other players. There can be only one winner, which will be the last player alive in the arena. Players may use any potion or spell, but may only use one summoned pet. Players may not use the Cloak of Invisibility or invisibility spells. Players are not allowed to polymorph during this event.

    The last player alive at the end of this event will win a portion of the entry fees.

    Special note: Participation in the event is at your own risk. Any items lost or dropped during these events will not be replaced. The arena operates under normal zone rules. Please be sure to only bring items you feel are acceptable to lose. If a player leaves the arena for any reason, they will be disqualified from participation. At the end of the event, the Event Announcer will remove all players from the arena. The judgment from the Event Announcer is final on all winnings or disqualifications.

    Note that all of the entry fee money (adena) will be used for the winner prizes, split into a certain percentage of the total entry fee amount per winner of each contest.

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    December 13, 2001 03:36 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
    NC Interactive Hiring
    NC Interactive, the support provider for Lineage, is currently seeking a strong, team player to act as Customer Support Representative – acting as a liaison between customers and NCI to process orders, resolve gameplay and technical issues, and handle Terms of Service enforcement and billing inquiries. Because of the great enthusiasm Lineage players have shown for the game, we are particularly interested applicants from within the Lineage community.

    Candidates should possess the following:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and minimum 2 years customer support experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with PC gaming and multiplayer online gaming, and Lineage in particular
  • Ability to work full-time, flexible schedules, and night shifts

    This job is not a telecommuting position. Employees must reside in the Austin, Texas area or be willing to relocate.

    For consideration, please email resume to

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    December 13, 2001 03:33 pm ET - research by amer
    Lineage Stories
    Turns out some of our fellow players are quite the authors! I have added a new section called "Lineage Stories" where you can contribute your own fiction. Right now, Lord_Nazh is in there, but I am working on getting adenrose and Watcher too. ^^ Of course, it is open to all.

    I'll add a story discussion section soon too. :)

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    December 13, 2001 12:55 pm ET - research by dafish
    stuff coming soon maybe (not necessarily episode 10) I will let the table speak for itself.
    New NPCsNew SpellsNew Maps
    Magic Mark
    Dwarf King
    Dwarf Master
    Fire Warrior
    Horn Cerverus
    Dwarf Smith
    bomb flower
    fire bowman
    orc santa
    dwarf burden
    dwarf guard
    dragon fly
    dwarf Fan
    dwarf Oven
    dwarf Vol
    ice dagger shotting
    ice dagger bomb
    windcutter shotting
    windcutter bomb
    frozen cloud
    coneofcold circle
    coneofcold shotting
    disintegrate spear
    fire egg
    fire shield
    water shield
    earth shield
    air shield
    cold firebomb
    hot firebomb
    lava wall
    nor firebomb
    cold lava
    hot lava
    hot big
    hot small bubble
    nor lava
    nor big bubble one
    nor small bubble
    dwarf gate eye
    brazier fire
    sprite stone
    fire dark one
    fire light one
    gas type one
    spark one low
    gas area
    lava cascade
    lava flow
    cliff lava
    volcano addon
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    December 12, 2001 08:35 pm ET - research by warcry
    Saturday Event
    An event will be taking place in Giran arena on Saturday, December 15. 5PM ET for Dep, 6PM ET for Ken.

    from ZCABRONZ:

    We will summon lots of Gremlins and 4 of these (this number might change) gremlins will contain a mail paper that is sent by me to Mel. Once the event start you will start smacking the Gremlins with your sword. You cannot use spells, bow, or wands. ONLY SWORDS! If the gremlin you killed had one of the mail papers than you will get the cash we collected from the entry fees.

    We are required to collect the fees before the event. This will reduce the amount of time and complications during events. If you would like to sign up for this event please click here to go to the sign-up page. We require your Character name and Email. Entry fee is 1015 adena (1k) and will be collected any time before the events. I (ZCABRONZ) will collect the money from you and give you a receipt* for it.

      You can ONLY use sword. You are not allowed to use axes or polearms.
    1. You are not allowed to attack other players.
    2. You can not morph other players or use spells. You can morph yourself but not into elder-like monsters -- because they use spells only.
    3. You can use any potion except brave.

    International users or anyone who doesn't know what time zone I'm talking about can refer to this clock for the time:

    Signup Page

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    December 12, 2001 08:24 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
    Server Reset
    The Lineage game servers will be coming down for a reset at approximately 6:30 PM, Wednesday, December 12th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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    December 12, 2001 04:16 pm ET - research by linspatz
    new OST
    If you click on the OST image (it says Theme No. 2) you can see the flash animation for the 3rd song, "Under Siege". Its very cool. The OST has been up for awhile, but I am waiting for NC-Korea to make a new image that says "Theme No. 3, Under Siege" to replace the current one with. Anyhow, I can wait no longer! Click! ^^
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    December 12, 2001 01:33 pm ET - research by ElfBlue
    more on Episode 10
    Translated from

    Today, there are many new files updates in Korean Test Server. After we researched them, we confirmed that the next castle will be Dwarf Castle, which is located on the top right hand side of DV. There is a Fire dungeon (or Ice/Fire dungeon) near the Dwarf Castle. There are some traps and new mops in it, such as: Fire Fighter, Phoenix [i called it!! go me!! -amer], Ifrit (like the Fire Summon Monster in Final Fantasy o.O), Fire Archer...,etc.

    Furthermore, some new spells and new items are added in it...there are more informations are under construction and will be posted later.

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    December 12, 2001 11:22 am ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
    Dec. 12 Downtime
    The Lineage game service and website will be unavailable from approximately 10:30 AM CST until 11:30 AM CST this morning (Wednesday, December 12th) while we replace a hardware router component. We apologize for any inconvenience this interruption may cause.
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    December 12, 2001 06:34 am ET - research by anonymous
    Episode 10 has lots of fire
    We got these screenshots from some anonymous person who apparently has been to the Korean test server (as you recall, they were starting to download inactive episode 10 files this month). Here is what appear to be a new drake-type monster, which will probably be called Phoenix (what else could it be called?) and an example of the beautiful artwork inside some caves with lava. I like it!
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    December 11, 2001 05:13 pm ET - research by Haplo
    Humor Section
    Haplo offered to do a daily joke. I changed "Hate Mail" into "Humor Section" where we will keep anything funny. Email me any of your own contributions/articles/etc. ^^
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    December 11, 2001 05:44 am ET - research by QueenNina
    quest guide
    After a long (and totally unnecessary) delay, I have posted the quest guides that QueenNina wrote for the Lineage world. It's quite good and I took so long because this site, well, keeps me very busy. Enjoy!

    Quest Guide

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    December 10, 2001 10:17 pm ET - research by NCSoft
    As of 6:00 PM CST this evening, we are experiencing additional router switch failure issues at our Internet service provider causing brief interruptions of service. NC Soft's goal is to provide the most stable service for Lineage, and to that end, we are making it a priority to address these outages and find the most appropriate long-term resolution to this problem, in addition to dedicating our resources to fixing the current situation as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience to the Lineage community.

    We will be revering the Depardieu server to a backup from approximately 6:15PM CST this evening. As Ken Rauhel did not complete a backup near the time of outage, we will not be reverting this server. If on either server, you lost items or pets as a direct result of these disconnections, please email with your account information and we will investigate the matter. We will do everything within our power to restore items or pets that are confirmed lost as a direct result of this situation.

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    December 10, 2001 06:36 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
    Publish Update Dec. 11
    The following changes/updates will be published to the Lineage servers on December 11th during the 10:00 AM maintenance period.
  • Text files will be updated with grammatical changes.
  • The Uruk-hai shield will now be named Orcish shield.
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    December 10, 2001 06:36 pm ET - research by NCSoft-Austin
    Dec. 8 Service Outage

    On Saturday, December 8th between approximately 2:00 AM CST and 12:00 PM Noon CST, the Lineage service experienced significant interruptions due to hardware failures at our server housing location. Due to a number of circumstances, NC Soft was not quickly informed as to the nature of the issue, was not able to resolve the issue in an acceptable time frame, and in turn, did not provide that information to our customers in a timely manner on this website.

    The hardware issue involved a switch failure at the service provider level and was fully resolved by them around mid-day Saturday. The affect on the service may have caused resultant lag and intermittent disconnects on the server during that time.

    We would like to apologize to any customers who experienced interrupted or inadequate gameplay on Saturday. In addition to escalating this issue to our service provider, we will be reviewing and updating our communication procedures to assure that this sort of lapse does not occur again.

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    December 10, 2001 06:07 pm ET - research by Septonian
    new IRC web pages
    I would like to invite everyone to the webpage for the #lineage channel on #lineage is a good hangout for people looking for some chat, who want to socialize with Lineage players or who have questions about Lineage. Click here to visit the website.

    To connect to the IRC server rightaway, click here.

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    December 10, 2001 02:09 pm ET - research by
    EOB - episode #4
    NCSoft just posted episode 4

    You'll need to view the comics.

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    December 09, 2001 07:57 pm ET - research by amer
    december event (event #3)
    A Lineage Compendium event will be on Ken server at 10:30pm Eastern on Ken server on Talking Island -- everyone should meet in town. Dep server time will be announced tomorrow. The prizes will be:
    • 4+ spellbook (physical enchant: dexterity) (some donated by Darien)
    • 9+ spellbook (vampiric touch) (some donated by Darien)
    • 1+ spellbook (call lightning) (some donated by Darien)
    • 1+ spellbook (fireball) (some donated by Darien)
    • 1+ spellbook (weapon break) (some donated by Darien)
    • 3+ spellbook (slow) (some donated by Darien)
    • 1+ spellbook (greater heal) (some donated by Darien)
    • 1 spellbook (tame monster) (some donated by Darien)
    • 4 fauchard
    • 2 long sword
    • 1 great axe
    • 3 berseker axe
    • 1 staff of sorcery
    • 1 staff of mana (donated by AlPiNeS)
    • 9 scale mail
    • 16 boot
    • 6 helm of magic: power
    • 1 skull helmet
    • 1 leather boots
    • 5 level 6 dobermans
    • 1 q-d aka High Quality Diamond (donated by Darien)
    • 2 q-e aka High Quality Emerald (donated by Darien)
    • 2 q-r aka High Quality Ruby (donated by Darien)

    Event is open to all. No entry free. Contest will include hide and seek, some riddles and a random drawing for the free month.

    If you want to have a chance at a free month of Lineage, instructions on how to enter will be announced in-game.

    Event was a lot of fun - thanks to all who participated. Dep event will be very soon, but there will probably be less prizes since I don't play on Dep and will rely on donations.
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    December 08, 2001 03:06 am ET - research by amer
    servers down?
    Just made this little thread in case you're having server difficulties too - I can't connect to the message boards or the servers! If its just some people, I'll delete the post, but are you guys seeing it too?

    Some people have been saying that this will make NC lose customers, but look at us, we're just double-clicking the link over and over again! I'm not going anywhere! ^^

    In the meantime, hop on the IRC to in the #lineage channel and chat! ^^

    [update 3:48am ET] Servers are back! Go play (but visit the IRC channel from time to time too, NC staff is known to pop in!)
    [update 3:58am ET] Servers down again. T.T
    [update 4:58am ET] Servers came back awhile ago, but the NPC server keeps going up and down. they're up right now and hopefully they will stay that way.
    [update 5:25am ET] GM01 logged onto the IRC and said: " Ok, server seems to be stable now. Time for me to sleep"
    Thanks GM for your efforts so early in the morning. ^^
    [update 5:38pm ET] Servers and boards down again. To all players who are new, this is not typical. We have no idea what is going on.
    [update 5:43pm ET] Servers back.
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    December 07, 2001 03:27 pm ET - research by amer
    December event

    I want to have a giveaway for our December event. I want to do Ken server on Sunday at about 8pm Eastern, and Dep server soon after. Basically, I have a bunch of items ranging from +0 boots to hom:p and I want to have some kind of contest in game to distribute them, along with the free month.

    The question is what contest should I do. I was thinking of running around TI giving items to mops, but that could easily be screwed up by people in COI or people following me, or 100 other ways. Then I thought of doing something like a game show, where people sign up with me and then we pick 5 of them at a time (like Who Wants to Be A Millionare? or Price is Right) and ask them questions. But what kind of questions would I ask?

    So I'm looking for ideas. Unless a better one idea up, I'm going to just do a random lottery (entry fee 400 adena) on TI on Sunday, 12/9 on Ken server at 8pm, and one on Dep server either Monday or next Sunday, depending on the availability of people that agreed to help me.

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    December 06, 2001 07:08 pm ET - research by amer
    music guide


    I have started to add "where will you hear this music" to the Music Guide, so you know which tracks correspond to which locations. Obviously, there are some tracks unaccounted for. So, when the update does come around, if you guys start figuring out which MP3s correspond to which locations, email em to me and I'll put em up.

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    December 06, 2001 01:59 pm ET - research by amateras
    massive changes to Korean test server.
    Lineage Playforum posted on some serious changes moved into Korean test server! (
    1. Elven wafers are back in, and obtainable by your NPC friend, Rudio, again.
    2. Yumi components are now 6 oriharukon plates instead of 8
    3. Staff of Mana is now -3 to hit instead of -10
    4. If your dog is higher level than you are, commands like Select Target, Aggressive Mode and Defensive Mode will only make your dog bark.
    5. You cannot bookmark anywhere in the dungeon. (Is this how they made the dragons harder? Makes sense to me...)
    6. Blessed teleport scrolls drop rate has been reduced.
    7. They lowered the price of pots by 20% to compensate for "potion delay". (I have no idea what "potion delay" they are referring to)

      Also, starting on 12/6, Korean players will start receiving episode 10 files, but the actual episode will not be active until a later date.

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    December 06, 2001 12:14 pm ET - research by amer
    Q&A with webmaster of Lineage Playforum
    We thought it would be interesting to know how Koreans play the *exact same game* as us. The webmaster of Lineage Playforum agreed to answer any questions we had for him. ^^ So, we asked a few starter questions, check out our Korean Lineage Q&A.

    If you guys want more info, just email me questions at and if there are enough, we can make this a regular thing. ^^

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    December 05, 2001 05:34 pm ET - research by amer
    EOB - episode #3
    NCSoft just posted episode 3

    You'll need to view the comics.

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    December 05, 2001 03:15 pm ET - research by amer
    28 of the 40 OST songs are now available.
    Korean test servers now have *28* of the 40 MP3s available to them. They take about 36.4MB total (38 min, 53 seconds of unrepeated music!)

    Download now!

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    December 05, 2001 02:28 pm ET - research by amateras
    changes to live Korean servers
    Lineage Playforum ( posted that the following changes were made to the live Korean servers:
    1. When a mop dies and drops items, for 10 seconds, only the player who killed the mop can pick those items up. If more than one person attacks the mop, it depends on who did the most damage. Also, your chances are better of being the "designated one" if you hit the mop first. If you are in a hunting party, anyone in the hunting party can pick up the items, regardless of if you killed it or not. If you try to pick up someone else's drops, it will give you a little message saying "you have failed to pick up the items(s)" or whatever it will be in English.
      This should be very useful for elves who kill things from afar and then watch their items get stolen by other players. Now they have time to collect their belongings. ^^
    2. When you inside an inn room, you cannot drop items onto the floor. However, if you are too heavy or too hungry, you will still regen.
      Good for people afraid to put things down in case they get disconnected!
    3. If you attack pan, ent or arachne after they have been drained (they say like no more twigs, or leave me alone, etc) they will teleport away from you.
    4. Also, they felt the need to mention that the NPC server is now more stable. *shrug*
    5. On the comments section (they have one like ours, but theirs is better because I am lazier than they are) someone mentioned that the 40MP max drain on the Mana Staff limit is now in effect too. *gulp*
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    December 05, 2001 02:08 pm ET - research by amer
    The Quest to End Game Addiction
    Just read this article The Quest to End Game Addiction on It does not mention Lineage, but its description of how people act when they are addicted to games reminds me of a lot of people I have met in Lineage. T.T
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    December 05, 2001 05:40 am ET - research by amer
    Elindare's troops

    As many of you know, the Elindare monsters and NPCs that we talked about on the test server are now live.

    You can't tame the Serpent of Elindare or the Minion of Elindare, so they must be some kind of temporary event. Also, they hurt. The stupid Minion is aggressive, is in high numbers and can cast tornado. The Serpent can poison you, but it doesn't last anywhere near as long as Ramia.

    Anyhow, let's recap what we know:

  • Minion of Elindare is aggressive drops LOTS of Mithril Arrows. Stock up!
  • Serpent of Elindare is passive and can drop up to 3 serpent scales
  • There are two varieties of each monster. You can tell which is which because there is a blue Serpent of Elindare (harder) and a green Serpent of Elindare (easier).
  • There is no visual difference between the Minions of Elindare. Both look the same, except one of them takes longer to kill and can cast Tornado.
  • The green Serpent of Elindare is level 9.
  • The blue Serpent of Elindare is level 15 and could poison you briefly.
  • The weak Minion of Elindare is level 11.
  • The strong Minion of Elindare is level 15, has 110 MP and can cast Tornado.
    All mops have been added to the monster guide
  • Currently, there is no quest to kill the Minion of Elindare, however, they are a *huge* nuisance and can kill a high-level player when the stronger ones gang up on you and start with a tornado-fest if you're not careful.
  • The weaker Elindare mops are found between Gludio and Windawood, as well as the small wasteland.
  • The stronger Elindare mops are found in the large Wasteland and in the mainland caves entrance area.

    Feel free to add your own discoveries in this thread. ^^

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    December 05, 2001 05:32 am ET - research by dafish
    Fairy Queen - murdered in HK!
    dafish translated this from HKLineage:

    In HK server, the Fairy Queen was some how lured into Orc town.

    Upon seeing humans, the queen attacked everyone in sight killing dozens of people. Also people hasted and rezed her adding that much to the slaughter of weaker players. However she did eventually die, but after this happened fairy queen never appeared in EF again.

    That's kind of cool - there's just one fairy queen and she doesn't respawn..

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    December 04, 2001 11:50 pm ET - research by amer
    new mop on Korean test server?

    Don't know much about it -- all I got was this screenshot.
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    December 04, 2001 08:58 pm ET - research by geoff
    The return of Lord British is one of the best online 'zines I've ever read. Their articles are very sophisticated, and require you to set aside some time to read, but in the end you will be rewarded with good information. The link below is a story about Lord British, why he came to Lineage and what he hopes to accomplish. It's a long 4 page article, but well worth it if you are interested in what makes him tick.

    Personally I couldn't give a care about Tabula Rasa, but after reading this, I'm really psyched. You go LB!

    The return of Lord British

    Thanks Geoff, for the link! ^^

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    December 04, 2001 03:23 pm ET - research by amer
    new music
    Lineage PlayForum ( got their hands on 5 new MP3s from the game. They are *amazing*. I have goosebumps when I listen to them and I keep wanting to describe them as "remember that scene from that movie". Anyway, here are the links:

    I moved all the files offsite to ensure speediness of the main website. ^^

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    December 04, 2001 05:23 am ET - research by amateras/Holliday
    12/3 event!
    As part of the unfolding event, at about 10-11pm ET, crabman/crustacean and other Heine monsters have invaded SKT! Pictured are the citizens of Aden fending off the invasion. It's not a bugbear event, it's just that there are SO MANY summon mages.

    Depardieu server

    Ken Rauhel server

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    December 04, 2001 05:14 am ET - research by amateras/Jina
    Poseidon reaches level 56 *corrected*
    Light on left image killing bugbears
    Faces on right getting some training in (just kidding ^^)
    Poseidon, on a different server than Light (the player who reached level 52 when we last reported) has reached level 56 with ac -61. Check out some of the details: He has -61 AC, +9 rap and says that he won a duel with a level 49 knights(ac -58, +9 rap), and still had around 300 HP remaining. The article also mentioned that he hates PKs, so he's a good guy. ^^
    This article also shows a brief interview with ºû (Light)(lvl 54, AC -59) and õÀÇ¾ó±¼ (Faces)(lvl 53, about AC -59) on their Death Knight morph. According to them, Death Knight morph makes your sword swinging as fast as ghast attacking. wow.

    Lineage Playforum ( thx to Wildone for pointing out our translation screwup

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    December 03, 2001 01:05 pm ET - research by amer
    new OST
    OST #2 is out "Stargaze" - the new jukebox has it for play and download.
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    December 02, 2001 01:05 pm ET - research by amateras
    Lord British appears on techtv
    A short interview with Lord British appeared on techtv today. During the interview, he mentioned that he will be actively contacting all the guild leaders in other rpg games to join him in Lineage. I'll post the link to techtv's interview as soon as they post it.
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    December 01, 2001 02:13 pm ET - research by amer
    test server update
    A new update was published to the US Test server, the following changes were observed:
  • Dick (the dog NPC in Kent) has had a name change. Now he is Rick.
  • Singing Island -> Talking Island and Hidden Valley -> Silver Knight's Town teleport NPC now costs money. I'm not sure how much the cost is, because the NPC did not specify, but my level 6 mage had 1768 adena and it still said "not enough adena"
  • There are four new NPCs (you can tell by the filenames when it is downloading): Randolf, Sheldon, Tarnac and Melissa. Randolf and Sheldon appear to react differently to each class (there was randolfp-e.html, randolfk-e.html, randolfw-e.html and randolfe-e.html.. see a pattern) and we got an email from drex who said he saw the NPC at the right in Talking Island (which I couldn't get to :( Additionally, an anonymous contributor says that the ??? NPC asked for some kind of scales. So, it looks like it may be a quest based on the Midnight in TI fiction posted on the official site. I hope they introduce a new item! Based on what people have said who know the storyline of Lineage, the midnight on TI story refers to a sorceress which is represented in-game by Ramia. It is quite possible this new quest will require us to bring a Ramia scale for a quest item. Woohoo!
    Based on everyone's comments, I went looking for more things and found these new mops. I think there are two varieties of each. The green Serpents of Elindare appear to be between levels 6-9, while the blue ones appear to be level 13+. Additional, one of the Minions of Elindare is level 6-12, while the other is 13+. I've found them in both SWL as well as west of Gludio and near the Gludio-Kent path. They are aggressive. I'm still collecting info, so I'll be updating this post.
    Well, here is the prize, care of Mithical (thanks!!). A silver serpent necklace, +10 HP, from Randalf (who seems slightly misplaced in TI). Serpent scales look exactly like mermaid scales. I added the amulet it to the armor guide. I like it! When I was a newbie, an orc ammy was way too unrealistic, but I think serpent ammy will be something everyone can have. This is an excellent low-level quest idea, in my opinion. :) Now if we can just find Sheldon and see if he has another quest, maybe there's another item!
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