08.11.2018 00:40 / comments: 0 / view: 49 /
Lords and Ladies! Great news have arrived!
After thousands of interrogations and ambushes, after thousands of battles and days of hard-work the squashmen have been driven away. The Council is grateful to every single hero who took part in the quest and helped out in whatever way they could!
That being said the Council would like to give special thanks to Lords and Ladies who did especially well. Lord MilesTeg, MagDonald, mellor and Meshy receive 7000 gold each for their exceptional ability to persuade an enemy to tell them what they want to know. Their best conversations you can find here. Be careful, Ai chats may harm you... :
Dmitri Stsuka from french mafia. Guess how old he is?
Little bonus Behemots studying for an exam
The battle that showed everyone that we can fight back! Lord Meshy has shown us how to slain Squashmen properly, and for that Council awards him with a Blade of Rebirth.
Thank you so much for your efforts warriors! Your awards have been sent now!
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07.11.2018 01:37 / comments: 0 / view: 94 /
Today I would like to introduce a new article series for the english version of HWM Daily. Every second week we will post articles with the latest updates and rumours from across the Empire. The articles will be scheduled to come out on Sundays at 13:00 CET. Of course, if there would be something really important we will update you right away! This week we got three cool things to point out!
4th Campaign is on the way! According to a game update note that came out on Russian HWM Daily 4th campaign is about to come out. Meanwhile we can take a look at a creature that will presumably make it’s first appearance in the 4th Campaign- Torkvemada’s Spirit (“äóõ Òîðêâåìàäû” -rus.)
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31.10.2018 14:00 / comments: 7 / view: 224 /
The Empire was filled with Squashmen. No one could escape the sudden assassinations. Even the bravest and strongest Lords and Ladies prefered to spend this day at the Empire Capital where it was easier to avoid the attacks. The strongest warriors have gathered by a round table at the Empress palace for a brief discussion on the situation:
”That’s enough!”- said Algor- “What are we? The mighty lords or some scared peasants who run from their own shadow?”
“These pumpkins are really annoying though”- said Noldor. -“It is really hard to fight them. They always come from nowhere, unexpected, and use it to their advantage. Even the best mages cannot foresee it coming.”
“Indeed”- said AGRESSOR- “I have to point out that their attacks are very well coordinated. Almost too well...”
The thought came to Algor from nowhere:
“Spies!!! They have to have spies!”
“Was just thinking about that myself”- thoughtfully said Allsan.- “Because even my magic mirrors cannot hide me from them.”
“Ladies and Gentlemen, we have to investigate! We cannot let this humiliation happen to us over and over again!” - No one noticed Stealth who suddenly appeared in his favourite manner, surprising everyone at the mighty lords and ladies who attended the meeting.
“ So be it! Let’s play “Trick or Treat” with the locals, perhaps we will find something out...”- AGRESSOR was already putting his armor on. “The more heroes the better. Call everyone who is available and still alive!” - finished Grammith- ” We meet again in three days and evaluate the situation”***
Trick or treat? Or both? This time you are the one who decides! In this Halloween event you have two ways to earn rewards with: You can choose “Trick”. In this case you will have to win any combat where one (or several) units will be “dressed up”. By “dressed up” we mean stacks of armies that differ from their normal appearance. The most well-known one is probably when Shrews/Rogues have rainbow hair instead of having plain hair color. In case several players will succeed in winning such a battle, we will judge but the % of army survived. The first place will receive 10000 gold, second 7000, third 5000.
If you choose ”Treat”, then you will have to persuade our beloved AI into telling you a story. This task can be accomplish by talking to bots in combats (e.g. hunts, Watchers’ Guild and so on). Each player may only submit one combat, so pick the best one! Players may only speak english, but it is okay if AI replies in russian or any other language. The nominations are as follows:
1. Best Strategic advice
2. Funniest conversation
3. What a story (persuade AI to tell/teach you something about the Squashmen)
4. My next partner (get to know the AI)
Each of the nominations grants 7000 gold to the winners.
Additionally, the best three Lords who manage to defeat a Squashmen that has attacked them will receive rewards appropriate to their level. Again, only the best Squashmen fighters are considered, so top three with the highest % of survived army. You cannot use a smurf account or friends to complete this challenge.
You can only submit one combat link for trick and one for treat. Please make a note which of the nominations your combat corresponds to.
The period of the event is 31.10.18 (12:00 CET) until the 03.11.18 (23:59 CET)
Please submit the combat logs and comments in the comment section below! That way Grammith will receive your raven faster!
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07.08.2018 19:43 / comments: 1 / view: 101 /
Good day to you, Lords and Ladies. My name is Pearlio. I am an imperial messenger. Or should I say The imperial messenger carrying an important announcement for you. I am terribly sorry for my late arrival due to me being stuck in a time loop. The scroll with the message was destroyed when I was running from inferno blasts, but I wouldn’t be an imperial messenger if I did not keep it in two places- my head being one of them. It went like this: “Councillor Billir was pleased. His eyes were filled with joy, and a childish smile that he was trying to hide, lit up his face every now and then. It was the same smile as 140 years ago when he just turned 10 and received his first magic wand…”
Sometimes so little is needed to make the most powerful wizards happy… Surprising, isn’t it? You do not have to bring 1000 years old recipe or wander for years in search of a specific ancient scroll to please one. All that is needed is a couple of words, so simple, yet more powerful than most of the known spells…
“…Councillor BIlir was sitting on his floating throne on a huge fare, organized by his grand daughter to celebrate him. Every visitor paid him respect and congratulated the wizard. The time before lunch was planned to be for kids. A lot of amusement activities were held where children from all over the Empire were playing, competing with each other, and of course congratulating Billir with paintings, magic tricks, songs and so on…”
It was fun to watch them, they were really distracted by the enormous cake. It was almost like a mountain! 2000 bakers were working on it! Think about it 2000 bakers! “…Out of all the kids one was standing out. A great great (34 times) grandson of his old friend Merlin showed up to present his “work of art”. While the text was simple it has made Billlir giggle - the 9-year-old Merlin was so cute.
After lunch older citizens of the Empire began to show up. Lords were arriving one after another, but despite their incredibly creative word choice their congratulations started to feel repetitive. The day was saved by Lord MilesTeg. His poem contained Billir’s favourite combination of humor and admiration. Soon after Brfruido showed up. The barbarian has presented something different: instead of saying how great or smart Billir was (just like everyone else), he has pleased him with a short story-poem.
In the evening, when the guests have started to head home after a long day of celebration, a knight showed up.”…He did not look great. His face turned green and his armor… Well let’s just say that it did not look very formal. Slowly and with long pauses he has congratulated Bilir. It turned out that on his way to the fare he got sacked in a time loop and was travelling throw the realms of time, just like me!!! See, I am not lying! Ask the knight!
“…Billir has greatly appreciated his efforts and with a couple of quick restoration spells has healed the knight. Cryptocode (that was the name of the knight) was very late and so the cake has finished but there were a couple of bottles of ale left for him to enjoy after the long and exhausting trip.
When the fair has finished three lords hired by Billir’s granddaughter have come together to discuss which congratulations were best.”
They were casually talking all day, having a sip of ale every now and then and enjoying the wonderful weather, or so it seemed. They didn’t draw any attention, but they were watching every single person congratulating Billir and Billir’s reaction to them. After a long discussion they have agreed… Wait, I think I should turn back to the message again. They have agreed that:
“First of all, Cryptocode should get some extra rewards for his exhausting trip and efforts that he has put in to come despite the accident. After a short discussion Merlin36 was announced to receive the “funny award”. The lords, however, could not agree about the best entry. The three had very different opinions regarding who should get the main reward. Unable to decide through diplomacy the conflict was settled “the usual” way- in battle. The battle was unfair since it was two against one and so the main prize was given to Bfriudo, with Lord MilesTeg taking the “Most creative” prize.
On top of that, since councilor Billir really likes poetry (especially if it is about him) every poem made for his Birthday will be awarded with a reward in proportion to their efforts.” Now personally from me, your sincere servant Perlio, a simple yet very pleasing task for you… Those guys in the time loop were not very nice to me, so if you could teach them manners that would be great…
The first three lords to defeat lizard cubs, lizard-assailants and three heroes of the past in any combat (1+1+1, 1+2, or 3 lords in Watchers guild counts as well) will get a reward from Perlio! Post the combats in comment section.
P.s. I bet you would like to know what the reward is, my fellow lords, but that shall remain secret…
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12.07.2018 15:59 / comments: 8 / view: 401 /
High atop the parapets of the royal castle in Sunny City, an old spectacled wizard stood, gazing down upon the streets of the city square. Although the old wizard looked frail with his hunched back and long white beard, he was by no means weak nor defenceless. As a matter of fact, he was the Lord Reagent of this city and was an esteemed combat magician who had proved his worth time and again on the battlefield. Even as he aged and hung up his battle gear to be a councilor in the Empress's Court, he was still a proud and powerful magician.
However at this very moment, he let out a long sigh, at the same time muttering softly to himself. The city square he was gazing at was cold and empty eventhough it was high noon and should have been bustling with traders and adventurers. The reason for their absence was simple enough and that was a large majority of all able bodied lords and ladies had all taken up the call for arms to wage battle against the smugglers who had recently been operating in the kingdom. Yet, this was not the main reason for Councilor Bilir's sigh. The actual reason was apparently more personal which was why he had kept it to himself all this time.
Being a long-lived wizard who had lived for hundreds of years, it was only natural that nobody was aware about the fact that today was his birthday! Nobody had come to express their well-wishes and most certainly nobody had taken the initiative to celebrate it with him. Even the city that he ruled was so quiet on this day that he could not even cheer himself up with the hustle and bustle of the crowds.
Unknown to him, his youngest granddaughter was watching him with thoughtful eyes, hidden behind the heavy curtains of the palace. Out of the grandkids she had taken after him most. She showed an incredible talent in the arcane arts and therefore he had kept her by his side to provide her with personal tutelage. It so happened that this particular granddaughter whom he was very fond of had actually guessed the meaning hidden behind his earlier sigh. With a thoughtful smile on her face, she turned around and left the palace hall where her grandfather was. Back in her room, she changed into civilian clothes and doned a thick hooded cloak before a dark silhouette could be seen slipping from the palace gates into the dark alleyways.
That very evening, rumours started to spread around the local taverns and alehouses. Weary fighters who had been battling the smugglers all day long heard the news and their eyes lit up, even the barmaids and the cooks had excited looks on their faces as they served their guests for an announcement had been made for a simple task with a hefty sum of compensation included.
Lords and Ladies, In conjunction with the 150th birthday of Councilor Bilir who is the Lord Reagent of Sunny City, Headmaster of the Imperial Academy of Arcane Arts as well as the Royal Councilor for Magical Sciences, a birthday poem writing competition is to be held for all citizens of the Empire.
The criterias are as follows:
- Each poem MUST contain 4 - 8 lines
- Each line can only have NOT MORE THAN 7 words
- The submission must be done within ONE week from the date of the announcement (so the deadline is 23:00, 20.07.2018)
Best Entry will win - 10k gold! + x1.5 event multiplier*
Most Creative Entry - 5k gold + x1.2 event multiplier*
Most Hilarious Entry - 5k gold + x1.2 event multiplier*
Every participant will receive a little reward!
Judges include:Spartak , Cyberclops , Meshy
*This quest is a part of series of quests. The event multipliers will be applied in the final part.
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02.07.2018 10:27 / comments: 0 / view: 200 /
It is possible to withdraw from the CG challenge now.
Suggestion of the initiative group.
Hiding of the clan challenges for the facility control
Clan Leader, Deputy, or Warlord can hide from all clan members the number of the facility control challenges now.
Suggestion of the initiative group.
21.06.2018 18:00 / comments: 1 / view: 93 /
The arena is once again packed and filled to the brim, but there are no warcries nor clashes of steel to be heard, instead the warriors are all lined up at the side of the center stage. Indeed today is the day of the prize giving ceremony and all the warriors are eagerly awaiting their turn to meet the Empress who is personally conducting the ceremony.
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19.06.2018 11:16 / comments: 0 / view: 274 /
Good day to you my dear friends! It is time to have some fun, or well, may be get your self-confidence completely destroyed. In this article you will find the Top-20 Overlords on each level. Overlord is a character whose development is far more advanced in comparison with average stats for that level. (e.g. if an average Faction skill level on level 11 is 8 an overlord will have Faction skill level 9 or higher).
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12.06.2018 14:00 / comments: 1 / view: 188 /
Cheers and shouts of encouragement vibrated throughout the arena as the multitudes of spectators showed their support for the teams that were currently engaged in a fierce and intense close quartered fight. It was already mid-way through the paired tournament and the arena was packed, especially when the more prominent teams fought each other.
03.06.2018 12:00 / comments: 0 / view: 209 /
Hi everyone! After achieving second level of Adventurers’ guild I looked back and analyzed my journey. I am sure you know how frustrating it can be to lose a fight, wearing a full set of quite expensive ammunition, simply because you did not know what you were going to face. So I thought that it would be a good idea to write an article about Adventurers’ Guild, to prepare you for it’s battles and save you some nerve cells. I hope you will find it useful!