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Weekly Server Maintenance - October 26, 2016, 6:00 AM Central


There will be a scheduled maintenance period tomorrow, Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 6:00 AM to 8:45 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.

- Changes -

  1. Routine website and server maintenance.
  2. The Nightmare Circus event will continue for one more week.
  3. Server Transfer queueing will be available for one more week.


Be sure to follow @L2andAionOps for server updates. Thank you for your patience!

Aion: Echoes of Eternity Update Instance Preview

In the next update to Aion: Echoes of Eternity, new and updated instances will be available to put Archdaevas to the test!

Cradle of Eternity
Cradle of Eternity is an ancient lookout previously used to watch over Atreia. Long abandoned, a malevolent serpent named Typhon has taken up residence in this garden. As Archdaevas explored the Archives of Eternity in Norsvold and Iluma, a doorway was discovered to the Cradle.

It is your mission to rescue a missing agent previously dispatched, and purify the Cradle of Eternity by eliminating Typhon and his corruption. The instance will only be available to a party of Archdaevas after completing the Archives of Eternity quest line.



Fallen Poeta
Poeta has once again been invaded by Balaur in the future, but something is... different. Using an artifact from the Tower of Eternity, a being known as Kroban now rules. Evade Lieutenant Anuhart and defeat Brigade General Tahabata to challenge Kroban and liberate Fallen Poeta.


Fissure of Oblivion
Lady Siel created the Fissure of Oblivion to store and protect the memories of the Ancient Archdaeva. Using the memory of your past life, venture into the Fissure alone and transform into powerful ancient avatars. Within the fissure exists a Guardian whom you must face to prove you are worthy of your locked memories.


Idgel Dome Landmark & Ophidan Warpath
These Battleground instances have been updated for Archdaevas with new victory conditions, but one factor remains unchanged—the enemy faction is also competing for control of Idgel Dome Landmark and Ophidan Warpath!



Ashunatal Dredgion
The Ashunatal Dredgion, a stolen Dredgion commanded by Ashunatal Shadowslip, was discovered in the Abyss collecting the remnants of Tiamat's forces. Infiltrate the Dredgion with a group of fellow Archdaevas. Watch out for the enemy faction because they too have found their way inside.

In addition to these new instances, a new bracket for level 66+ Arenas will be available. Kamar Battlefield and Iron Wall Warfront will also be updated to be available for Archdaevas only.

The update to Aion: Echoes of Eternity is coming on November 9, 2016! We will be back for more information and guides!

Weekly Server Maintenance - October 19, 2016, 6:00 AM Central


There will be a scheduled maintenance period tomorrow, Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 6:00 AM to 9:30 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes.

- Changes -

  1. Routine website and server maintenance.
  2. The Nightmare Circus event will continue for two more weeks.
  3. The issue with Mechaturerk's chest not having the correct rewards in the Secret Munitions Factory instance has been resolved.


Be sure to follow @L2andAionOps for server updates. Thank you for your patience!

Payment System Maintenance - October 16, 2016, 8 AM Central

Starting on October 16, 8:00AM Central time, the payment system will undergo maintenance for approximately 8 hours and 30 minutes. During this time, you may continue to purchase and spend NCoin, but Prestige Pack subscriptions will be unavailable. If you are considering purchasing Prestige Pack, please be sure to do so prior to the maintenance.

Aion: Echoes of Eternity Update Preview

The next update to Aion: Echoes of Eternity will be making its way in November. This update includes new instances, new high level PvP arenas, a brand new crafting profession for Archdaevas, and more!

Aetherforging and Coalescence
Aetherforging is a new crafting discipline for Archdaevas only.  With Aetherforging you can craft a wide variety of items including consumables, gear, mounts, wings and more! No need to be at a crafting station either, open the Aetherforging crafting window anywhere to begin crafting!


Coalescence is a new way to dispose of your unwanted Archdaeva gear! Use gear of the same type (Weapon, Armor or Accessory) and grade and receive a random piece of gear, and if you’re lucky a better grade and bonus enchantment levels. Save your gear, because the more items you use in one coalescence can yield better results.


Two new group PvE instances for Archdaevas will be added in the update, as well as one new solo instance. Cradle of Eternity takes you into an ancient garden where a malevolent serpent named Typhon has taken over. Fallen Poeta takes you back into a Balaur controlled Poeta in the future. Fissure of Oblivion is a new solo instance in which you explore the memories of your past life.


Additionally, Archdaeva versions of existing PvP instances are arriving. Idgel Dome Landmark, Ophidan Warpath, Ashunatal Dredgion and level 66+ Arenas will become available. Lastly, Kamar Battlefield and Iron Wall Warfront will be updated to be Archdaeva-only.

Archdaeva Transformation Abilities
Command the power of the elements and transform into mighty Avatars. These Avatars give significant stat bonuses and gain powerful exclusive abilities. Use your Essence to charge the transformation skills to enhance the transformation!


These are just some of the additions in the new update. Stay tuned for other updates that look further into some of the content as we get closer to the release!

Harvest Revel Pumpkin Carving Contest 2016


Pumpkins are back in season! But set down your pumpkin-flavored coffee, cookies, and cakes, and push aside your pumpkin-scented soaps, air fresheners, and mouth washes—it’s time to get back to basics and carve them up for fabulous prizes!

How You Slice It
The NCSOFT Pumpkin Carving Contest is available across all titles: AION, Lineage II, WildStar, Blade & Soul, and MXM. You’re tasked with carving a pumpkin (real or virtual) and submitting them in the artistic style and look of the game you’re entering for. Each individual game has their own individual news article like this one, their own submission process, and their own rewards! In addition to the game-specific rewards we’re also awarding best-overall carvings across all games.

The Scoop
Choose one of two categories to enter:

  • •    Real-life pumpkin carving
  • •    Virtual pumpkin carving using our pumpkin template provided here.

Use your artistic skills—by masterfully massacring some gourd flesh, or get artistic and make it look like you had—and create a design based on the game you’re entering for. Your entry must be your original work, and must be based on the game title you’re entering for. Any designs that violate a copyright or someone else’s intellectual property (other than NCSOFT’s) will be disqualified.

Here are some examples from years past!

Three winners will be selected from each category (six total) to win the following:

  • •   Enforcer's Costume Set
  • •   Eastern Gothic Set

Two Grand Prize winners will be chosen from each category (real pumpkin and virtual), across all entries for all titles and will each receive:

  • •    8,000 NCoin

The NCSOFT team will select the finalists and Grand Prize winners, and they’ll be announced on October 31, 2016 on our livestream and winners will be contacted directly shortly thereafter. Judging will be based on creativity, originality, and overall representation of the contest theme.

Read the Official Contest Rules before entering.

For the real-life pumpkin carving please take a photo of your carving alongside a hand-written or printed note of your in-game name, server, and the year, so we can verify authenticity. For the virtual pumpkin carving, please sign your character name and server on your entry.

Submit Here
Click the submission link above, or email your entry with the subject line: Pumpkin Carving Contest to The body of the email must include your in-game character name and server along with this line: “This email is submitted as an entry in the Aion Harvest Revel Pumpkin Carving Contest 2016.”


This contest ends on October 27, 2016 so please get your entry in before then!

The Nightmare Circus Returns 2016


Having captured the Queen of Faeries Yume and intending to harness her power for himself, Heiramune continues his plot to invade Atreia. With Yume's ability to make dreams into reality, Heiramune intends to harness that power in order to cross realms and bring with him his Nightmare Circus. Treasure and reward await any Daeva brave and strong enough to face Heiramune and save Yume. 

- Instance Information -

  • Duration: October 12 through November 2, 2016
  • Dungeon Name: Nightmare Circus
  • Players: 2-6 Required
  • Level: 30+
  • Re-entry Time: Once a day and bonus scrolls are also available from the store.
  • Where: Sanctum, Pandaemonium

- How to Participate -

To help save Yume, you must be at least level 30 with a minimum group of two players. Yume’s faerie friends are available in Pandaemonium or Sanctum. Speak to them to start the Nightmare Circus instance. The fairies have asked the Daevas for help, and to hide your identity, you will be transformed into a Khum’gom, a bear-like creature. As a Khum’gom, your regular attack skills will not work; you will be given five preset skills including a healing spell. To become even stronger, you can transform into a Nightmare Circus Harlequin. The Harlequin transformations are available via an in-game quest. Additional ones can be purchased on the store.


- Location -

Dungeon entrances located in the capital cities, Pandaemonium and Sanctum.


- Stage One -

Once you’ve transformed into a Khum’gom or a Harlequin, you can start the instance by attempting to break the cage lock holding Yume captive. Monsters will come down the three gates and circle the cage. You must defeat these monsters before the first boss, Mistress Viloa, spawns or you’ll have to fight them while she is there. Viloa will only appear for a short time so defeat her and grab the keys she drops!

- Stage Two -

When Mistress Viloa is defeated or despawns, she summons the second boss, Harlequin Lord Reshka. Upon appearance, he will spawn boxes which contain monsters that he can use. Destroy the boxes to stop Reshka from using them. Make sure you defeat Reshka before he despawns, or you won’t get any key from him to use later.

- Stage Three -

Nightmare Lord Heiramune, the final boss, will appear once Reshka is defeated or has despawned. Heiramune must be defeated to rescue Yume and will not despawn. During the fight, he will summon nightmare creatures and a phantom of himself, which will cast healing spells, to aid him.

Once Heiramune is defeated, Yume will be freed from her cage and her faerie friends will join in to thank you. The Nightmare Crates will spawn and players can open the crates with keys dropped or purchased from the store. A normal Nightmare Crate requires one key to open while the Greater Nightmare Crates need three.

Now that you've completed the instance you can run it again with a bonus scroll or wait until the instance cooldown resets the next day. Bonus scrolls are also available in the store to reset the cooldown timer.


- Rewards -

These are the prizes available from the Nightmare Crates. The keys drop from the bosses after you defeat them. Mistress Viloa and Grand Lord Reshka will both guarantee a drop of two keys and they have a chance to drop additional keys. Nightmare Lord Heiramune will drop one key. Party members must roll for each key so set the ground rules for looting and rolling on the keys. If you want to open more crates, keys can also be acquired through the store.

Normal Nightmare Crate (Requires 1 key to open)

*Hyperion's Archdaeva Wings

*Enhanced Hyperion's Weapon Box

*Pure Hyperion's Armor Chest

*Spooky Spandex

*Omega Enchantment Stone

*Tempering Solution

*Plastic Surgery Ticket

*[Event] Fabled Godstone Bundle

*Berdin's Lucky Star (x1)

*Enchantment Stone

*Ceramium Medal (x3)

*Brilliant Archdaeva Manastone Bundle

*Berdin's Lucky Star

*Blood Mark (x10)

*Ancient Coin (x20)

*Blood Medal (x10)

*[Event] Heroic Godstone Bundle

*[Event] Dreamer's Reward

*Administrator's Boon - 1-Time Pass

*[Event] Dye Bundle

*Enchantment Stone Dust (x500)

*[Event] Scroll Bundle

*Major Relic Box

*[Event] Consumables Bundle

*[Event] Yume's Regard

*Helper Pixie Egg (15 days)

*Helper Pixie Egg (30 days)



Greater Nightmare Crate (Requires 3 keys to open)


*Omega Enchantment Stone (x3)

*Tempering Solution (x3)

*Berdin's Lucky Star (x5)

*Plastic Surgery Ticket

*Hyperion's Archdaeva Wings

*Enhanced Hyperion's Weapon Box

*Major Felicitous Socketing Box (Mythic)

*Pure Hyperion's Armor Chest

*Spooky Spandex

*Omega Enchantment Stone

*Tempering Solution

*Enchantment Stone (x2)

*Stigma Sack

*Berdin's Lucky Star (x2)

*Major Ancient Crown

*Ceramium Medal (x10)

*Brilliant Archdaeva Manastone Bundle

*Enchantment Stone

*Blood Mark (x20)

*Blood Medal (x20)

*[Event] Dye Bundle

*[Event] Heroic Godstone Bundle

*[Event] Dreamer's Reward

*[Event] Consumables Bundle

*[Event] Yume's Regard

*Helper Pixie Egg (15 days)

*Helper Pixie Egg (30 days)




The Greater Nightmare Crate has a higher chance to give the Dreamer's Reward. The Dreamer's Bundle may contain the following:


*Circus Card: Harlequin


*Tea of Repose - 20% Recovery

*Tea of Repose - 50% Recovery

*Nightmare Circus Bonus Entry Scroll

*Greater Courage Scroll (1 hour) (x20)

*Greater Awakening Scroll (1 hour) (x20)

*Greater Running Scroll (1 hour) (x20)

*[Title] Dreamstrider Title (3 days)

*[Title] Dreamstrider Title (7 days)

*[Event] Lullaby Harp Skin

*Dream Faerie's Costume

*Dreamstrider's Shoes

*Dreamstrider's Gloves

*Dream Faerie's Diadem

*Dreamstrider's Pants

*Dreamstrider's Pauldrons

*Dreamstrider's Jacket

*[Event] Greater Crit Spell Scroll (x20)

*[Event] Greater Crit Strike Scroll (x20)

*Yume's Faerie Feather

*Yume's Empowered Faerie Feather


- Event Tips-

  1. While the minimum group entry requirement is 2, we highly recommend you taking a full party!
  2. The mobs will not attack until they are alerted of your presence. Be careful and avoid accidentally training the mobs on your group because they will hurt!
  3. For even more HP and powerful attacks, you can use a Harlequin transformation when you enter the instance.
  4. Yume will heal you every few seconds if you're near her cage so consider fighting monsters near her.
  5. Try to take down as many mobs as possible before the first boss, Mistress Viloa, spawns or you’ll end up fighting her and a horde of monsters.
  6. The Stage One boss, Mistress Viloa, and the Stage Two boss, Grand Lord Reshka, will despawn if they aren’t defeated in the allotted time.
  7. When fighting Heiramune, designate certain group members to fight the Mammoths and Phantom Heiramune. Take down Phantom Heiramune as soon as you can, as he can heal the Nightmare Lord Heiramune.