Elves bring further variety to Taborea

Berlin, 12.06.2009: In September 2009 Frogster is to turn over a new leaf for Runes of Magic with a second chapter. In the upcoming 'Chapter II– The Elven Prophecy', the name giving elven will find their way into the game world Taborea. A widely branching background story entwines about the fairylike race with many new challenges that are going to be told in lots of new quests and new quest lines. Thus, 'Chapter II– The Elven Prophecy' will lead players into new game regions characterized by elven lore like an elven island at the shore of Ravenfell.

After having lived in secrecy for ages, the elves are surrounded by an aura of mystery and aloofness. Nevertheless they are considered as one of Taborea's oldest peoples. Because of their particular affinity with nature, the elves are mostly to be found in the remote and undisturbed areas of Taborea's large forests. Members of the elven people are characterized by an extraordinary intelligence and dexterity. Their metal-working skills are on a par with those of the dwarves, whereas their style is much more filigree. The design of elvish weapons is of great elegance, almost fragility. But in the hands of an elvish fighter, they reveal an impressive effectiveness. A decisive influence on the effects of the elvish weapons derives from their owner's purity and affinity with nature. Because of their esthetical value, the renowned elvish long swords and longbows are of great attractiveness for humans, too. But only the elves themselves possess the mental skills necessary to handle such elegant weapons.

Yore, the elvish kingdom has been located in the area of the present Aslan valley. Therefore the valley is also known as 'The Origin'. The elven kingdom was shattered in the time of the primeval war between against the demons. After an oracle prophecy, a part of the elven people abandoned the area under prince Isnasil to keep clear of the conflict. A second faction under king Antaikolon affronted the combat. To avoid such confrontations for the future, the elven king had a magical wall erected in the aftermath to hold back the evil Naga people being allied with the demons. By inserting the holy elven sword 'Arclight' into the wall, he rendered it unsurmountable. Since that time, the descendants of the elven fighters around Antaikolon served as guardians and paladins of the holy sword 'Arclight' dedicating themselves devotedly to the enlargement of their martial arts.When elven prince Sig'aylas removed the holy sword 'Arclight' from the wall hundreds of years later to defend his human truelove, the wall perished and the naga threat flared up once again. With the upcoming 'Chapter II– The Elven Prophecy' for Runes of Magic, the elven people will enter the game world of Taborea. Starting with September 2009 players will be able to play their part.

Runes of Magic– a world full of wizardry and adventure

Runes of Magic was commercially released on 19 March 2009. All interested fantasy fans can continue to download the online role playing game for free at www.runesofmagic.com and can plunge into the game world after a short registration process.

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free to play massively online role playing games. Runes of Magic conveys an absorbing story through more than 1.600 quests embedded in an atmospheric fantasy world. Players can choose between six main classes and combined with a secondary class they present 30 individual combinations of character classes over all. All characters possess unique skills with impressive combo attacks and can use mounts like war horses and more. A particularly attractive feature for guilds and players is the possibility to arrange their own virtual homes with individual furnishing. Thanks to an extensive crafting and reputation system, thrilling PvP, as well as demanding dungeons and boss-monsters, no wishes remain unsatisfied. The Taiwanese developer Runewaker has developed Runes of Magic according to western MMO standards within a time frame of three years. The studio will provide new challenges for players every four to five months with free add-ons and updates. MMO fans can find more information, pictures and videos on the official website www.runesofmagic.com.

Features

    <*>Free to play: no monthly fees, free download <*>Extensive dual class system (six primary and secondary classes) <*>Versatile spell- and attack-combinations <*>Enthralling background story <*>More than 1.600 quests and quest series <*>No zone boundaries thanks to seamless architecture <*>Dungeons: Instanced and tile based as well as persistent <*>Individually developable skills and spells <*>Armour sets with special bonuses <*>Dynamic item system with hundreds of runes for upgrading <*>Optional PvP system with arena battles <*>Ranking system with player-ranking lists <*>Multitude of unique mounts <*>Epic crafting system with the chance to improve existing items <*>Personalization of player houses through individual furnishing <*>Reputation system <*>Customisable user interface with the option to use Add-Ons <*>Map and radar system to find dealers, resources and quests easily <*>In-game auction houses for trading items <*>Teleport-Runes for instant travel <*>Mouse and keyboard controls for movement <*>Regular updates with new content <*>Guild castles in special zones <*>Cross-server fights in three-server-battle and guild wars in development

Facts

Title: Runes of Magic

Genre: Fantasy-MMORPG

Platform: Windows-PC

Publisher: Frogster Online Gaming

Developer:Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.

Release: 19 March 2009

PEGI: 12+

About Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.

Runewaker Entertainment was founded in August of 2004, with the headquarters located in Taichung, Taiwan. The founding members are all very experienced in the field and decided to come together to pursue their own dream. Currently Runewaker employs over 40 highly skilled programmers, designers and artists and is constantly expanding. Runewaker specializes in making massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG). The company has built their own engine from scratch that rivals some of the best that is available out on the market. Their first product, Radiant Arcana (Runes of Magic), is already completed and currently in Open Beta Phase in China. Runewaker is currently producing more content for Runes of Magic. Webpage: http://www.runewaker.com

About Frogster Interactive Pictures AG

As a holding with different shares in the computergames industry, the listed Frogster Interactive Pictures AG based in Berlin is focusing on the growth sector of massively multiplayer online games. The company licenses, markets and operates different online games in the German speaking market and internationally. Its Korean joint venture Frogster Asia Co., Ltd. based in Seoul develops MMO Games and markets their own as well as licensed virtual worlds in Asia. Frogster America Inc. based in San Francisco, USA, markets and operates MMO Games in North America in 2009. At their offices in Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco, the Frogster group employs more than 100 staff members in the fields of development, marketing, PR, web design, web development, community management, customer support, hosting, billing and administration. Internet: www.frogster-interactive.de

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