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Weekly Server Maintenance - October 22, 2014, 5:30 AM Central

There will be a scheduled maintenance period tomorrow, Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 3.5 hours.

- Changes -

  1. Routine server updates and modifications.
  2. The Hoppening event will end. Please collect your final rewards.

Additionally from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM Central, web login, account creation, and store purchases will be unavailable.


Thank you for your patience!

Sneak Peek: Atreian Passport

This “Fast Forward Friday” we take a sneak peek at a new system we are adding in game called the Atreian Passport.

The Atreian Passport is a daily stamp collecting system that offers unique gifts just for entering Atreia! All your characters on one account share the same Passport, allowing any one of your characters to check in. There is no level restriction for having and using the Passport.


- How Does It Work -

For every day you log into the game, you get a stamp on your Passport as well as a free gift. You can find the Atreian Passport by logging in game and clicking the Passport icon by the Compass. Log in daily to collect your gifts and stamps. For the first month, you can collect 21 stamps but every subsequent month you can collect up to 28 stamps. Every 7 consecutive stamps on the Passport will give you a special gift. Make it a goal to collect all the stamps each month to maximize your gifts. 


- Gifts -

When you log in each day, a system message will alert you that a stamp has been added to your Passport and you will receive a daily gift! The Daily Gift boxes consist of consumables with a special gift on your 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th stamp. There is also an Anniversary Gift only available to you every year on the month of your account creation. Just log in any day during your anniversary month and you’ll get the gift box in the Daily Gift menu. Unsure of when you created your account? Don’t worry we have it right on the bottom of the Passport menu.

To claim your gifts, you will need to claim the item via the Daily Gifts tab on the Passport menu when you bring it up. They will not be put in your inventory automatically as they can be claimed by any character on the account. Daily Gifts will continue to accumulate here until they are claimed. You can claim it at any time and on any character on the account. Similar to your mailbox, the tab can only store 50 unclaimed gift boxes. We suggest you collect your gifts in a timely fashion, as the oldest ones will be overwritten as newer gifts come in. Once claimed, to identify the items from the Atreian Passport, there will be a [Stamp] tag associated with the items.


The Atreian Passport is a permanent feature of the game and will be available immediately upon the launch of the upcoming update. We'll be posting more details about the update to Steel Cavalry every Friday so check back with us frequently!

The Nightmare Circus Returns


Taking advantage of Harvest Revel, Nightmare Lord Heiramune continues his plot to invade Atreia using  the Queen of Faeries' power. Yume, the Queen of Faeries, possesses the ability to manifest dreams into reality, and Heiramune is holding her hostage to harness that power to fully cross realms and bring his Nightmare Circus to Atreia. Help save Yume and unlock treasures at the Nightmare Circus!

Click here to read more.

Weekly Server Maintenance - October 15, 2014, 5:30 AM Central

There will be a scheduled maintenance period tomorrow, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 3.5 hours.

- Changes -

  1. Routine server updates and modifications.
  2. The Hoppening event will continue for one more week.
  3. Nightmare Circus event will start.
  4. Marchutan's Secret Order event will end and the item will be removed from player inventories. Please collect your final rewards.

Thank you for your patience!

Sneak Peek: New Instances

This “Fast Forward Friday” we take a sneak peek at the two upcoming instances in our next game update.

Linkgate Foundry

Tiamat’s final commands still reverberate through the aether-soaked layers of the Linkgate Foundry. Originally intended to provide a full-scale counterattack on Atreia while Asmodian and Elyos forces were tied down in Balaurea, the Foundry was repurposed for Beritra’s cruel intentions. As a nexus for dimensional research and activity, the Linkgate Foundry is a clear threat to both Elyos and Asmodian war efforts.

This is a solo instance for level 65 and above. There are three floors and each floor has seven rooms filled with enemies. Defeat the mobs and collect keys. The instance is timed and number of keys you have collected can be used to determine the boss’ difficulty.




Idgel Dome

The Danuar—a noble and ancient race of apparent grace and beauty—were also legendary for their brutality and martial fury. Obsessed with perfection and power, they infused creatures with Ide, mercilessly pitting them against each other to develop even stronger and more ferocious mutations. Now, Beritra sits on the precipice of unveiling the Danuar’s research with mutagenic Idian. As skirmishes break out within the Idgel Dome, a bestial growl shakes the foundations. 

This is a 6v6 PvPvE instance. It is a timed instance for players’ level 61 to 65. Defeat the Ide-crazed creatures and Beritra’s forces, but be careful, the opposing faction is trying to do the same thing.



We'll be posting more details about the upcoming update every Friday so check back with us frequently!

Harvest Revel Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest 2014


All things pumpkin are synonymous with Fall, and this season we’re kicking off this Harvest Revel with a Pumpkin Carving Contest! But this year, we’re mixing things up a bit. Instead of carving a real pumpkin, we have a virtual pumpkin for you to carve! Whip out your trusty image editing software and carve up a pumpkin from the comfort of a squishy office chair. The top three chosen entries will receive (1) Silver Daru Costume Set!

- How to Participate -

  1. Use the digital pumpkin image provided here to “carve” your pumpkin with an Aion theme. It can be anything related to Aion, but please keep within the themes of the game.
  2. You can use any digital image editing program/software of your choice to create your entry.
  3. Email your submission to aion_community[at] with the email subject “Aion Harvest Revel Virtual Pumpkin Carving 2014.” In the email body, remember to include your character name and server.
  4. Any instance of plagiarism will result in instant disqualification.

The three submissions that exhibit the greatest creativity, originality, and the best representation of Aion will win (1) Silver Daru Costume Set. This 5-piece set can be worn individually or skinned once onto an armor set of your choice. This costume set debuted many years ago as a limited promotion item and has not been available in-game until now! 

The event ends on October 23, 2014. Please click here for contest rules.

Best of luck, Daevas! We’re looking forward to your submissions.


The Hoppening Event


An eerie wind blows through the lands of Atreia. As the Harvest Revel draws near, the borders between realities thin, and ancient nightmares are spilling from the Abyss into Danaria. Deep-seated fears creep from the shadows as the sound of thudding hops ring out in the darkness.

Vampidarus, mystical rabbit-creatures of legend, have been spotted roaming the Abyss and Danaria. While no one is sure of their origin, there are stories of treasures to be gained from collecting and combining Vampidaru’s feet and paws. Daevas, defeat the menace sneaking into Atreia and collect your souvenirs!

- How to Participate - (for Level 30+)

Hunt Vampidarus and open the Hoppening Treasure Chests as they appear in rotation between four different areas. It is up to you to find out where they are! Vampidarus have a chance to drop (1) Left Vampidaru Paw or (1) Left Vampidaru Foot. To find the right pairs, you must open the Hoppening Treasure Chests that spawn near the Vampidarus.

Because the mobs and treasure chests spawn in the open world, you might not be just battling the Vampidarus. Watch your back, because the enemy faction will be after the same thing! You can group with other members, but beware that event items are single drops, and all group members will need to roll the dice for them.



Vampidaru Left Foot   Vampidaru Right Foot




Vampidaru Left Paw   Vampidaru Right Paw

- Location -
Vampidarus and the Hoppening Treasure Chests spawns will rotate between four locations, two locations in the Abyss and two locations in Danaria. Where they will be specifically is up to you to find.

- Rewards -
When you combine the Right Vampidaru Paw with the Left Vampidaru Paw you will make (1) Vampidaru Paw Charm. Opening the Paw Charm has a chance to give the following prizes:

*Blood Mark(s)

*[Event] Rabbit Ear Headband

*Major Relic Box

*[Event] Ailu Form Candy Box

*AP Boost Charm - 30%

*Harvest Revel Form Candy

*Skeleton Suit Costume

*[Event] Rabbit Form Candy Bundle

*Cuperine Ceramium Piece Case

*[Event] Superior Recovery Bundle


When you combine the Right Vampidaru Foot with the Left Vampidaru Foot you will make (1) Vampidaru Foot Charm. Opening the Foot Charm has a chance to give the following prizes:

*AP Boost Charm - 30%

*Cuperine Ceramium Piece Case

*[Event] Kahrun's Box

*Settler's Care Package

*Ceramium Medal

*Harvest Revel Form Candy

*Mithril Medal

*[Event] Greater Composite Manastone Bundle

*Blood Mark(s)

*Assured Greater Felicitous Socketing Box (Mythic)

*Major Relic Box

*Assured Greater Felicitous Socketing Box (Eternal)

*Stealth Group Kisk



This event ends on October 22, 2014. Hop to it and start collecting those Vampidaru feet and paws for prizes now!