A New Server Is Open!

Today we have added a brand new server, named Beritra, that is open and available to all players. Along with our relaunch on Steam today, this new server is a great place to experience the excitement of levelling along-side both veteran and new players.

The addition of this new server will provide a place for new or returning players to level and learn the game, while also providing a place for veteran players to start fresh if they desire.

If you have any questions about the new server or our Steam relaunch, please visit our forums here.

See you in game!


New Bundles Are Here


Starting today, we have three brand new packs available. These packs offer some exciting and useful items like Inventory Expansion Tickets, pets and mounts.

Aion Empyrean Pack

Contains two (2) Inventory Expansion Tickets, a Sharptooth Steamrunner Mount, 26-Slot Storage Pet, and MORE!

Aion Daevic Pack

Contains an Inventory Expansion Ticket, 18-Slot Storage Pet, 27-Slot Housing Storage Cabinet, and more!

Aion Ascended Pack

Contains an Inventory Expansion Ticket, 12-Slot Storage Pet, and much more!!


These are available on the Black Cloud Marketplace now. Click here to visit the store.

The Nightmare Circus Returns


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 21 through November 4, 2015
  • 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)

[Event] Superior Manastone Bundle

[Event] Hyperion's Wing Chest

[Event] Fabled Godstone Bundle

[Event] Scroll Bundle

Tempering Solution

[Event] Dye Bundle

Spooky Spandex (7 days)

Major Relic Box

[Event] Heroic Godstone Bundle

Ceramium Medal

Administrator's Boon IV - 1 Hour

[Event] Noble Commander Card

Omega Enchantment Stone

[Event] Raksha Weapon Box

Glittering Shell

[Event] Tahabata Weapon Box

[Event] Hyperion's Mythic Weapon Chest

[Event] Dreamer's Reward (event reward bundle)

[Event] Hyperion's Mythic Armor Chest

Glittering Shell

Helper Pixie Pet (15 Day)

Helper Pixie Pet (30 day)

Expeditionary Force Ceramium Medal Box



Greater Nightmare Crate (Requires 3 keys to open)


[Event] Hyperion's Mythic Weapon Chest

[Event] Raksha Weapon Box

[Event] Hyperion's Mythic Armor Chest

Administrator's Boon IV - 1 Hour

[Event] Hyperion's Wing Chest

Ceramium Medal

Glittering Shell

Major Ancient Crown

Tempering Solution

[Event] Dye Bundle

Omega Enchantment Stone

Mithril Medal (x10)

Spooky Spandex

Conqueror's Mark

Raksha Weapon Box

Major Relic Box

[Event] Heroic Godstone Bundle

[Event] Dreamer's Reward

Stigma Sack

Assured Greater Felicitous Socketing Box (M)

Helper Pixie Pet (15 day)

Assured Greater Felicitous Socketing Box (E)

Helper Pixie Pet (30 day)





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


*Yume's Cute Costume

*Yume's Stage Top

*Yume's Stage Pants

*Yume's Stage Shoes

*Yume's Stage Gloves

*Yume's Stage Shoulders

*Yume's Stage Headpiece

*Yume's Harp

*Yume's Angel Wing Feather (Stats, Untradeable)

*Yume's Angel Wing Feather

*Nightmare Circus Reset Scroll

*Tea of Repose - 20% Recovery

*Magic Card: Private Jester Summoning Card

*Tea of Repose - 50% Recovery

*[Title] Yume's Rescuer (3 days)

*Greater Running Scroll (1 hour)

*[Title] Yume's Rescuer (7 days)

*Major Crit Strike Scroll (1 hour)

*Greater Awakening Scroll (1 hour)

*Major Crit Spell Scroll (1 hour)




- 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.

Harvest Revel Store Update - October 14, 2015

Just in time for Harvest Revel and Octoberfest, we're bringing you some special items! There was quite the demand for the Reveler's Reverie costume to make an appearance and it's here for a limited time. Also, Fresh Barley is available to supplement your Octoberfest activites and Revelation package to celebrate the season. 

Harvest Revel Costumes

Show everyone how you celebrate Harvest Revel with these costumes.

[Emotion Card] Harvest Revel & Juggling

Show off your skill and celebrate!


Reveler's Packages

Boost your reveling power with a bundled experience boost and Tea of Repose!


Revelation Packages

A bundle of stat-boosting items for magical or physical classes.

Harvest Revel Form Candy

Make them all scream with this spooky transformation! 

Pumpkin Decorated Tree

A spooky tree that grants ancient crowns every day for 6 days!

Harvest Revel Furniture

Spooky house decorations, perfect for the season!

Silver Daru Outfit

A vintage Aion outfit made of imitation Daru leather! Includes headgear and costume.

Fresh Barley

Need more barley? Pick 'em up for 2 NCoin each! Only until October 21.

These items will be available on the store until November 4, 2015. You can see all sale items and more in our in-game shop or click here to see it on the web store.

Octoberfest is Here!

Festival planner Octobrunerk is preparing for the upcoming beer festival, Octoberfest. He has invited the top three Brewmasters to Sanctum and Pandaemonium to come to the festival and promised a big reward to the one who can brew the best beer. While not persuaded by the the festival or the promise of reward, the Brewmasters were intrigued by the chance to compete against each other and determine once and for all whose beer is best. 


- How to Participate - 

Phase One: Harvesting Barley (October 7 to October 21)

During the event, you can speak to NPC Octobrunerk to receive a daily quest to collect 20 Fresh Barley which can be found in world and instance drops.

You'll be rewarded 1 Dried Barley and 5 Lite Beers for completing the quest. The Lite Beer will recover 5% of your Energy of Repose and the Dried Barley can be used at one of three Brewmasters to purchase a claim ticket. Spend your Dried Barley wisely, since the Brewmaster you choose will determine your rewards based on their ranking in the contest.

This daily quest is repeatable only during Phase One with a maximum of 14 claim tickets.


Phase Two: The Contest Winner (October 21 to November 4)

During  the three Brewmasters will now offer prizes in exchange for the claim tickets earned during Phase One. The prizes offered will differ based on their ranking and claim tickets can only be redeemed at the Brewmaster they came from originally. We recommend going with one Brewmaster to maximize your rewards.


- Location - 

Event NPCs can be found in Pandaemonium for Asmodians and Sanctum for Elyos.


- Rewards - 

Once Phase Two starts on October 21, one of the Brewmasters (Eimaj, Reklov, or Nitram) will be declared the victor. Each Brewmaster will offer various rewards for the appropriate claim tickets. You can also purchase the victor's winning claim ticket on the store if an item catches your fancy.

From the victorious Brewmaster, you can pick up the [Event] Winner's Thank-you Gift for 12 claim tickets. The box includes:

*[Title Card] Drunken Master - 90 day pass

*[Event] First Place Beer - x10 - Replenishes 20% Energy of Repose

*Medal Box - Chance for Ceramium Medal or Fragemented Ceramium


The runner up Brewmaster offers [Event] Runner-up’s Thank-you Gift that includes:

*[Event] Second Place Beer - x10 - Replenishes 10% Energy of Repose

*Medal Box - Chance for Ceramium Medal or Fragemented Ceramium


The third Brewmaster offers [Event] Consolation Thank-you Gift that includes:

*[Event] Third Place Beer - x10 - Replenishes 5% Energy of Repose

*Medal Box - Chance for Ceramium Medal or Fragemented Ceramium


Each Thank-you Gift will also give you one other reward item with the Winner's Gift having the better odds.

*Blood Mark Box

*Dynatoum's Brazen Armor Box

*Dynatoum's Brazen Weapon Box

*Omega Enchantment Stone

*Tempering Solution



Phases One will be available until October 21 and Phase Two will start on October 21 and end on November 4. Collect your barley and get your bets in!

Upgrade Arcade Fall 2015


Come one, come all, to the Upgrade Arcade! Try your luck by upgrading an on-screen weapon to the next level.  At certain Upgrade Levels, you will unlock different prizes including Stigma Bundles, Aether Glider wings, and the all-new Quick Frillneck mount!  Step right up! Don’t be shy – we’ll even give you a free try!

- How to Play -

The Upgrade Arcade can be accessed by clicking the smiling Shugo icon on the lower right corner of your screen. Use this icon to play, browse the prize list, or check out the Help guide.

To play, you’ll need an Arcade Token. One Arcade Token is consumed each time you begin playing at level 1, and will last until you claim a prize. This means it’s possible for you to get to Upgrade Level 8 on one token!

Click Play to start the mini-game and you'll see the weapon on the screen change before you. Subsequently by clicking Play, you will continue to upgrade the weapon and the Upgrade Level. There is a chance to fail at each upgrade level so play wisely!If you want to claim your prize, click Reward and a random item from the tier's prize list will be placed in your inventory.


If your upgrade fails at Upgrade Level 6 or higher, you have two choices. You can claim your level 1 prize, or you can click the Resume option to spend two tokens and regain your place! The Resume icon lights up to let you know it can be used, but can only be used once per play.

As you play the Upgrade Arcade, you will notice the Frenzy Meter filling up. Every token you use to play or resume will fill up the bar. Once the bar is full, Frenzy Mode begins and you have 90 seconds of boosted upgrade chances and additional Frenzy Rewards! Click away!


- Where to Get Arcade Tokens -

There are a few ways for you to get tokens for the Upgrade Arcade.

  1. A survey will be available for players level 30+ for (1) Arcade Token. One survey per server per account.
  2. Prestige Badge holders will receive an additional (2) Arcade Token via survey each week of the event.
  3. Arcade Tokens can also be purchased individually or as a bundle from the in-game shop or web store.


- Rewards -

The rewards can be viewed in the Upgrade Arcade menu and are distributed randomly from the upgrade tier you end on. Remember, you can claim your reward at any time. If you want that prize at Upgrade Level 6 without risking a failure on your next attempt, hit the Rewards button to claim it right away. Keep in mind that if your upgrade fails and you do not resume playing, through choice or lack of tokens, you will only get a prize from Upgrade Level 1.


Try your luck at the Upgrade Arcade! Mini-game ends October 21, 2015.

Weekly Server Maintenance - September 23, 2015, 5:30 AM Central

There will be a scheduled maintenance period tomorrow, Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 5:30 AM to 11:30 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 6 hours and 45 minutes.

- Changes -

  1. Routine server updates and modifications.

Additionally, the forums and store will be unavailable from 7:00 am to 11:30 am Central Time for an extended maintenance. 

Thank you for your patience!