It occurred to me a few days ago that all three of the Great Houses of the Court of Winter are answers to the question that Cydan often poses to the Fateless One as they leave conversation: “What does one do in the face of certain death?” Do you succumb to and embrace the sorrow, build a monument to your pride, or fight for due vengeance?
The House of Sorrows is the peaceful answer: Embrace the inevitable. Let yourself feel the sorrow and the pain, but acknowledge that this isn’t something you can change. Note that the Sorrows answer isn’t the famed “death is just a new beginning” or any such; this is a complete acceptance of one’s end.
The House of Pride wants to outsmart death by leaving a testament to oneself. Its own preservation, or the…Read more >
Order and Chaos is a fascinating Lorestone set, with much explicitly said but the context not consistently clear.
Let's start with what we know.
- The speaker is Athyll, as it is the only name associated with any of the speaking parts. From the content, we know that she was an Alfar mage of great power, likely Dokkalfar due to the mention of Lyria.
- Either Athyll has deep discussions with herself or she has lost her mind. The conversation seems to be more than just voicing an imaginary friend but the voices don't seem to be distinct, separate personalities.
- Athyll saw an Erathi, and searched for another vision of the spirit throughout her life.
- From the description that she saw "a horrible, chaotic monstrosity" in the depths of an Erathi ruin impl…
I hate Bisarane. There is no kill or take-down in any video game I relish so much as Fateshifting that bastard, given my headcanon that fateshifting permanently removes the victim from the Great Cycle.
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One of my favorite things to do as I replay KoA is watch for places where the world clearly has space far beyond what's used in Reckoning. The fact that this game was made with being an MMO in mind is clear and tons of fun to explore.
One of the simplest, most likely to be ignored places where this happens is in the cities. Yes, all of them. Have you ever noticed how many empty or mostly empty rooms there are? Or how many places where a castle has a section of wall that looks just like a door? One of the problems that MMOs have as they grow is that as new mechanics or events or shops are added, more space has to be forced into already-large cities. "Wait, where did that come from? Stormwind wasn't under construction recently, it's even des…Read more >
Warning: More approaching a rant than a more serious essay.
Kingdoms of Amalur is a game that does many wonderful things. My personal favorite is Taibreah, and my least favorite is the Dokkalfar.
Taibreah is wonderful. She’s young, not a fighter, and yet super-special because of who she is. In effect, she’s a Princess of Sorrows. What I really love about Taibreah, though, is that she is was the Weeping King.
This is simply fantastic. This means that for the Fae, not even gender is completely static. This is hinted at in the House of Ballads questline, as you can be either Sir or Lady Sagrell and nothing changes concerning how characters respect you, but it is nowhere near as explicit as it is made by Taibreah. A bit more specifically, this m…Read more >
It is clear to me that the Fae Houses mirror each other: Vengeance to Valor, Pride to Ballads, and Seasons to Sorrows. It is unclear, though, just what the relationship is.
While Vengeance seems to encapsulate anger and rage, Valor is a more structured focus on combat - learning to fight instead of restraining an incessant berserker rage. While Valor revels in combat, Vengeance doesn't have that luxury and features stoicism and determination "that [makes] granite seem soft and fickle." Interestingly, both of these youngest Houses were taken over by forces that proved better than the Fae at what the House represented: Valor by Hroth Magnus, a mortal who mastered combat better than the Fae could in their cycles; and Vengeance by Tirnoch, who…Read more >
Fae rebirth, the nature of their immortality, is confusingly addressed by lore sources in-game. Clearly:
- Fae are reborn in a hollow when they die.
- Fae lives are so long aside from the rebirth-cycle that they seem immortal by more usual definitions than rebirth, especially as Titarion is referenced as being unusually old and wise for a Summer Fae.
- It is suggested that the Fateless One unravelling a Fae disrupts their return to the Great Cycle.
- Tirnoch's influence disrupts the Great Cycle, forcing Fae to be reborn as Tuatha instead of their natural selves. It is likely that the Great Cycle will return to its natural state after the events of Reckoning.
- Only the Winter Fae are willing to openly discuss Fae dying. Summer Fae use euphemisms like …
Hi all! I'm here again to make another annoucement about the possibilty of using a Bot here at the Wiki. If I'm able to get one I will first need the opinions of other users on the Wiki whether they will accept it.
So here it is! If you are happy to have a helpful little bot tidying things up around here then let me know in the comments below. If you disagree with having the bot and would rather go against bringing one in then please also let me know!
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New Contributor Approaches! - 27/06/2014
So, it’s the summer holidays and I’ve nothing to do. My close friend and admin of the Amalur Wiki has been pestering... errr… asking me to join up with the wiki for a while now, and true, I kinda liked the idea, so I thought “hell, why not” and here I am. I figured this would be a nice little distraction between gaming and sleeping, and I’d be helping out a close friend, so it’s a win-win all round. So yeah, hopefully I can contribute a few things here and there, and I’m looking forward to helping out!
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Ok. I found out a little bit more about editing pages. I edited a few red links. I should but the Kobold Rouge page I created in proper format.Read more >
Alright. I suspect it will be a long, difficult road (full of numerous Phuck-ups) to figuring out how all of this works, but it will be worth it. I just want Amalur to remain fairly relevant until my designs with the game can come into play. Well, guess I better get started...Read more >
Hello again everyone!
I am happy to inform you that my application for adopting this Wiki has been sucessful and I have now been granted Admin and Bureaucrat rights! I would like to thank all of those who gave their input to the nomination.
So where are we going to go from here? Well now I have these new rights I hope to sort some of the most pressing matters first then moving on to continue improving it to make this the ultimate place for everything in the world of Amalur. I will definitely keep you (the community) up to date on all the latest developments and proposed changes to the Wiki in the News page and deliver all the latest information on the possible revival of the Amalur IP.
If you have any questions, suggestions or if you simply w…Read more >
Hello all! Nice to speak to you all again! This blog post is on a slightly different note to the other News post I have recently made (as the title may suggest). However, I guess that you could say that this new post is for a similar reason?
As most of you (the community) may know I have been recently been trying to improve various pages across the wiki and try to kick start a project to clean up this wiki and start getting some new content going again after moving at a slower pace these last couple of months. That is not to say that we should forget the great work that has been made by some of our members such as TombRaiser, Alysteran, The Supreme Deity, Sahara316, Gyumaou and many other new users here which I haven't been able to mention. …Read more >
Hello the Amalur Wiki community! I'm WikiaWizard and I'm an editor here as you may have noticed from my recent edits. I have had prior experience editing on Wikia at the Fable Wiki. At the moment a vast majority of my edits will be revamping some of the older pages here on the wiki and streamlining articles so that there's a general order to how they look and are set out. Now this leads onto the main point of this News post - updating the Amalur Wiki:Editing guideline.
At the moment the guidelines seem to have done a pretty good job of maintaining the same standard across most the pages. However, as some may also have noticed, there are a number of articles which cause "exceptions" to the guide. Now, I'm not saying that every article has to …Read more >
Ahhh, and here I am, on my newest crash and go mindless craze. Wherein I sit and play Reckoning and edit Wiki pages if I feel like they are lacking or confusing.
Today, I fought for hours with Humana HMO Medicare. Three patients were in need. One, dying of Cancer more than likely and Humana was playing games, delaying authorizations and even going so far as to say they didn't know who he was....even though he was just mailed a new id card! After hours of emailing, calling, chewing out insurance people, all to try and help this man get into specialists and get Chemo started, I'm worn out.
Tomorrow, I continue the good fight. The old fashioned family doc fight. Where we go to bat and care about our patients. Tomorrow, I find a way to…Read more >
im on level 40 and not gettin higher. is anyone gettin higher than 40 or is the game flucked?Read more >
My name is Kaltharn Asuros, I am a level 12 Battlemage, I weild a set of Chakrams, and the ever unique Thintri's Malus.
They call me the Fateless One, they say I affect the fates of those around me and that I am changing the way the world works.
The drunken fateweaver Agarth has been guiding me on my path, at least he was for a while, he now waits for me at the Three Lamps Inn, at Didenhil.
Not too long ago, I awoke at Allestar Tower in Allestar Glade, I soon realised I was laying among retched, stinking, corpses, and soon found I was part of an experiment of a Gnome named Fomorous Hugues, he was working on a Well of Souls, recreating bodies of the dead.
Soon I became aware of the Tuatha that were looking to end my newfound life, for some un…
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Last year, we began experimenting with some video features on a certain set of test wikis. Our goal was to gauge our visitors' interest in watching videos. Our findings were not surprising: people love to watch on-topic videos.
The main tool we used to test this was the Related Videos module (which you can see in the right rail). It was built as a proof-of-concept feature and we knew it wasn't scalable to launch on many more wikis. We've reached the point in our Video project where we're confident enough to turn on for more wikis (release plan TBD). However, this requires some functionality changes.
The module was customizable on a page-level. For example, for the "Janitor" article on Scrubs, I could add many videos solely about the J…
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Well, it's been awhile folks. Been busy going to job interviews in and out of my state, as well as dealing with family, friends, and re-playing/trying out games I've been meaning to get back to. Still had some spare time to come back and double check to make sure no one's vandalizing the wikia, but not much time to actually edit, or post new information.
Well, today, I had some time on my hands and decided to go check out if there was any new news items about 38 Studios, whether Rhode Island has set a date to sell/who's interested in buying KoA, and anything more I can find out about Project Copernicus. Well, I've found out something interesting about the last item.
According to Curt Schillings:"“We were going to be the first triple-A, hundr…Read more >
Over the past couple of months we have been developing and testing a related videos module on some wikis like Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Halo. During these tests we have been tracking the number of video plays as well as collecting community feedback. We are now ready to expand the rollout to the rest of the site, and we are starting with wikis that there are the most videos for - which includes your wiki!
The videos we have are fully licensed from video partners we have developed relationships with. They include videos such as trailers, famous movie/TV clips, walkthroughs and behind the scenes interviews. We currently have video content from Screenplay and are working to create partnerships with other vendors, including Hulu, soon. …Read more >
The title says it all, the unifished trailer to Project Copernicus released by a former 38 Studio's employee, wanting to show all the effort that his/her team had been putting into the Amalur MMO before the massive layoffs and 38 Studios declaring bankruptcy. It is being hosted at the moment by Kotaku.
As I said in my previous blog, depending upon who buys the Amalur IP, there may be a chance of the continuation of the game series. But that is a very slim chance, so don't put too much hope into it.Read more >
If Africa switched its incandescent lighting to LED lighting, the continent could save up to N1.63 trillion ($10 billion) in annual energy costs, more than 50 million tonnes of carbon and the equivalent output of 35 power stations. These were the key findings of a recent research study conducted by Royal Philips. The above figures reflect only on-grid lighting where electricity currently exists.
Nick Kelso, senior communications manager, Philips Lighting Africa, added that LED solutions, when combined with the latest innovations in battery and solar developments, can provide practical and sustainable light for some 600 million Africans who currently live without electricity according to the International Finance Corporation, a division o…
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Wikia is headed to Comic-Con! That’s right. We’re pulling up our Internet stakes and traveling circus-style to Southern California where we have a number of fun events planned (meet-ups, parties, interview opportunities, etc.) for the duration of the convention.
While the convention used to focus solely on comic-books, the event has since expanded to become one of the biggest entertainment shows in world! Let us know if you will be headed to San Diego this year to attend. And, if you are, are you interested in covering any news for your wiki?
Also, if you do make it do to San Diego, come hang out with your fellow Wikia users and some Wikia staff at our very own party! You can find more details and learn how to RSVP to our Wikia party right h…
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The union flag is to be put on British driving licences alongside the European flag, Downing Street has disclosed.
Ministers feel that the driving licence is, alongside the passport, the single most widely used identity document in the UK and that it is an anomaly that the card is dominated by an EU flag.
In jubilee year, the government has not yet finally decided whether to put the UK flag on the plastic licence or the royal crest. The move would not be without precedent – the Belgians, for instance, have a bear on their driving licences.
A No 10 spokesman said: “There’s no reason why the British driving licence should have the EU flag but not the union flag. People in this country are proud of our national symbols. It’s time that, once agai…Read more >
On June 7th, 38 Studio's founder/owner, Curt Schillings, filed for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Chapter 7 is used by Companies/People in the US who are deep in debt and they file it (or forced to file by creditors) in a Federal Court. The court appoints a Chapter 7 Trustee who has vast powers and he/she is in charge of liquidating the company. This doesn't mean that all employees will be laid off, in the past, entire divisions have been sold off to another companies with all the employees with jobs.
This means had Curt Schillings not laid off every employee working for him, there was a possibility that they wouldn't have been laid off. What does this mean for 38 Studio's/Big Huge Games? It means that anyone with money, can buy up the studio's an…Read more >
I found these articles this morning after I woke up, and after reading, I wanted everyone to hear about this information. As we all know, 38 Studio's borrowed $75 million bond (plus interest) from the state of Rhode Island. Repaying the state back in full by 2020. According to information from Rhode Island's Channel 12 WPRI, Rhode Island taxpayers would be stuck paying $112.6 million. From information that the channel has dug up, $23.4 million of the $75 million was set aside as a reserve to pay back the bonds. So not all of said $75 million was spent and tied up into Studio 38 games. Also, it should be noted that none of the money borrowed from Rhode Island was, according to former Big Huge Games employee's, spent on the creation of Kingd…Read more >
38 Studio's Big Huge Games was in the process of creating Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning 2, in the early stages of pre-production.
According to former members of BHG, elements that were tested before the close of the studio was higher graphics quality on everything, no loading between zones, expanded and improved combat animations, more quests that branched out and the player's decisions held greater effects on the world.
It sounds like the next game, would have been bigger and better then it's predecessor. But for the moment, 38 Studio's still owns KoA IP, and with no staff, all work is frozen unless 38 Studio's manages to acquire private funding that will help cover staff and loan payments.Read more >
As I browse through the Wiki, If I find someone that has no page I'll start it off.
If theres more to it, please feel free to edit it! May get a couple things wrong but shouldn't be too many.
If you want me to catalog a NPC just let me know their name and where they are. (Extra Information like Quests involved is always nice)Read more >
38 Studios and Big Huge Games, the developers of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, have closed their doors, laying off all employees. 38 Studios itself had been subsisting on $75 million in development aid loans from the state of Rhode Island, and was late in paying back the first installment. According to Rhode Island's governor, the game would have to sell an additional 3 million copies simply to break even.
Reckoning's lead designer has stated that the next planned patch for the game will never be released.
With all this news, it seems almost certain that development on Reckoning is done for good, and its companion MMORPG, "Project Copernicus", may never see the light of day. Fantasy writer RA Salvatore, who came up with much of the back sto…Read more >
I am curious about the stautes seen around Amalur occasionally. Especially who/what do they represent? Are they famous persons in the History of Amalur? Gods? I don't know if any statues are explain later in Amalur as I'm not done palying through it the first time, but It'd be nice to find out.Read more >
Oh hey, blog posts. Those are fun.
I'm very interested in the theology of Amalur. There are Gods and Goddesses that grant bonuses, have shrines, and are available upon character creation to certain races, but there's not much more information than that. Mitharu seems to pretty heavily discusses if you read Almain books and talk to her priests, and Ethene is explored in the Teeth of Naros DLC. Other than that I haven't experienced any insight on the Gods of the gameworld, and I'm looking forward to if and when they're further developed.
Are there more extensive portfolios, is there cultural art of the Gods, what are the worship practices, are there sub-cults under each God? I'm adoring Amalur so far, and I truly hope the culture and society s…Read more >
Breaking news to all KoA fans! Just announced today is the newest DLC pack for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, entitled Teeth of Naros. The expansion will feature the forgotten land known as the Teeth of Naros, named after an ancient troll god. Players will also run into the Kollossae, a devout race of giants.
Also included in the DLC is the new city of Idylla, that floats above the Teeth of Naros. The city will feature more than 20 side quests and a new race. There will also be five new massive dungeons in addition to three new Twists of Fate, nine new armor sets, six new shields and 18 new unique weapons.
The Teeth of Naros will be released on April 17th. It will be available on Xbox Live for 800 points or on PlayStation Network, Origin and…Read more >
Just found it a couple days back so i guess we will see the next DLC quiet fast arriving.
Xbox360achievements.org is the site where they can be found.
We can find 6 new achievements for 150 points below but no real name to be found there under the name Untitled DLC2.
Still nothing too be found on the Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning site we can only hope it does have alot of content like The Legend of Dead Kel.Read more >
The new DLC, "The Legend of Dead Kel" will take players to Gallows End, a mysterious island that holds a brand new quest line, multiple side quests, a type of dungeon called "Dverga Fastings," three Twists of Fate, and a handful of previously unseen armor and weapons. Players will also have access to Gravehal Keep, an estate housing a number of backstory-laden characters just itching to unload their troubles on unsuspecting adventurers. The content is also platform-agnostic, and will be available for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC via either Steam or Origin.
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EA recently released information regarding Reckoning's first post-launch story-driven DLC, The Legend of Dead Kel. The DLC will feature a new quest line in the new area of Gallows End. Also featured is new player housing in the form of a 'massive estate' complete with servants with their own stories and side quests, as well as new enemies, loot, and Twists of Fate.
The DLC is scheduled to be released on Xbox Live, PSN, Origin, and Steam on March 20.
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Hey there folks, I've been thinking, we need a universal name to refer to the player character. It might not be the official name that 38 Studios will go by, but at least we can use a name that would refer to the pc other then saying pc over and over.
The name I really think we should do is just refer to the pc as the "Fateless One".
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Hey, as you may or may not know i'm currently trying to fill the Wikia page Training up as much as possible. Unfortunately the task of finding the trainers. Recording their information, adding them to the Wikia page and then having to add their character information page too in order to allow for a redirect, is proving too much for me at the moment. So in the hopes that the page will have it's information added as soon as possible i've decided to post this blog with all the To-Be-Added Trainers that i've taken some bried information down of.
Savant Raina Njorn
Basic Sagecraft trainer found in the Delving Hall in
Thorvald Ulfsson Basic Lockpicking trainer found South of Brunuath in the Lorca-Rane section of the Plains of Erathell.
Borm of Bowstr…
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With the release of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning yesterday, the critics have voiced their opinions, and the consensus is positive!
Here are a few snippets from publications on both the Internet and print. Make sure to voice your opinions on the matter below!
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning presents a world that is immaculately crafted and beautiful, yet still simple and accessible. Every corner reveals a person in need, a treasure to collect, a secret to uncover, a battle to wage. I don't know how much more time I'll spend in Amalur (dozens of hours? hundreds?), but I plan on savoring every minute.IGN
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will be discussed when Game of the Year 2012 rolls around. It has brought the conversa…
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In the IGN review regarding this game, IGN gave 9 out of 10.
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Electronic Arts and 38 Studios are giving gamers an incentive to pick up a first-run copy of the fantasy role-playing game Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. An online pass included with new copies of the game unlocks seven House of Valor faction quests inside the gameworld.
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Play the Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning™ demo to unlock the following exclusive items for Mass Effect 3:
1. Exclusive Todd McFarlane-designed Reckoner Knight Armor for Mass Effect 3 (install the demo)
2. The Powerful Chakram Launcher for Mass Effect 3 (complete the demo)
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EA and 38 Studios have sent us the first gameplay trailer for the game reckoning, along with a collection of new screenshots.
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