Hallowed greetings be unto thee! The town of Melodia once again welcomes adventurers from all over to join their Halloween festivities. The month of November is a month full of event activities for everyone to enjoy. Please read below for all the information about the event as well as our general monthly updates~
For a duration of one week, you can now purchase this [Visual] Cinnamoroll Costume at the Talon Shop for 6000 Talon Cash! It goes in your Lower slot.
Disclaimer: even though it’s sold for a limited time, it may or may not return in the future to cater towards players from different timezones. Additionally, keep in mind that these visual effects only show up when effects in-game are enabled.
Hallowed greetings be unto thee! Welcome to another year at Melodia, home of the Melodia Academy, the magical place where Talon Tales and the Melodians host the annual Haunted Festival for the season of Halloween!
Centuries ago, Melodia was founded by two prodigal wizards of their era, and has flourished significantly through the ages. The doors to Melodia and its academy were first opened to outsiders during the 2018 year as part of the Halloween festival, with numerous new students flocking in and becoming a student of the Melodia Academy. By enrolling in one of the four houses of Melodia Academy, students competed against each other in a friendly competition.
The yearly Haunted Festival in the world of Talon Tales is never without its theatrical highlights – one could and would easily believe that one of the houses of Melodia Academy is to be blamed for contributing to the annual misadventures. The year 2021 saw the joint venture of both Melodia Academy and its rival Cuisinia Academy, in conjunction with the celebration of the Haunted Festival, organized a tournament as well as a series of friendly competitions among the students of both schools. In 2022, we saw that Cuisinia’s champions demanded a rematch after the Mummy Spaghetti catastrophe, where they promptly loss to the visiting foreigners once again. This time, Cuisinia has accepted their loss officially.
…And so begins the next episode update of Melodia; Restoration of Melodia Vol 1.
Shortly after the events of Banquet of Symphony Vol. 2, Grandmaster Zarevok officially began living up to his promises during his campaign. Officially spearheading The Great Melodia Liberation of 2022 with the help of Sammy Belmont and dozens of volunteers, the monsters of the Racas Forest would finally be permanently pushed away from Melodia Town once and for all, in addition to Borg the Destroyer finally being neutralized after so many years. After these events, the monsters of the Racas Forest never became hostile toward Melodia residents ever again. However, they would still show their fangs to foreigners.
The liberation effort would become a major milestone in Melodia’s rich history. Zarevok’s actions would formally unite the people of Melodia and the Academy, which dispelled any past tensions the two sides once had. It also became extremely hard to argue between Academy Staff and Melodia Townsfolk that Zarevok wasn’t the greatest Grandmaster the academy has ever seen, only below the founders Algo and Muse. These events would ultimately attract the attention of outsiders who would choose to enroll into the academy as students and staff, and non-academy foreigners to make plans to permanently settle in Melodia (once the reconstruction is done). The skys of Melodia becoming noticeably lighter than before, it is very clear that Melodia has entered a new golden age of prosper. Only Odin knows what the future may hold for the grandmaster’s legacy and reign, but it’s clear that he lived up to his promises and has an extremely positive heart.
After the liberation effort ended. Zarevok, with the help of Lord Royston‘s nearly infinite riches, would begin assisting the Melodian’s construction effort on the newly liberated lands that were once lost. A new town square has began construction where the old one was previously lost, a memorable was constructed there which honors the lives of those that sacrificed themselves in battle believing in Zarevok’s cause, additional space was created in the market square (with plans to expand further), a park was created above there, and a new railroad system has been constructed which leads to a new area created and founded as The Racas Forest Preserve. Despite everything that has happened, Zarevok designated this place as a safe haven for the remaining monsters where they can live peacefully far away from Normankind. It has since become a popular hiking, camping, and tourist attraction for the Melodian Residents. While they are not fully done with the reconstruction effort just yet, it was clear to all involved that the festival could still take place this year, which leads us to today…
Aside from the usual Melodia Halloween Festival being held. Zarevok, combined with the guidance and consulting of Gladius Ingrid, has designed a brand new tournament which will take the place of the Battle of the Academies tournament for the foreseeable future. It has been officially named The Melodia Gauntlet. Where Four Champions of Melodia will be chosen for that respective year by Grandmaster Zarevok personally to challenge visiting foreigners as a form of entertainment and a true test of strength from all different parts of the world and backgrounds. The hopes are that this could be the beginning of something beautiful and a major attraction at Melodia for years to come.
Students returning to Melodia this year will find familiar faces from Melodia, be it friends, rivals or both. Participate and find out what Melodia has to offer this year for Halloween, from the school to the manor, from the town to the Racas Forest Preserve; enjoy them all in this year’s episode of Halloween: Restoration of Melodia Vol. 1!
A visit to Melodia brings you a unique opportunity to play together with your friends, engage in competitive mini games, embark on a spooky quest, and as always – win fantastic prizes! To begin, simply find and talk to the Ferryman NPC in Prontera and he will ferry you to Melodia Academy. That is where your adventure truly begins!
For this year’s Halloween Event, we have made many updates that will improve your gameplay experience and a focus on overall accessibility for most players. True to the name of the episode, we have made an extensive effort to improving the overall event, especially after the results of our Halloween Event 2022 Survey, which got 99 responses! Here’s a rundown on what was changed. Brace yourselves, for there’s plenty to cover here:
The Halloween festival at Melodia has been and will always be a competition among the houses of Melodia Academy. As such, participating in the competition requires you to be assigned into one of the four noble houses.
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Begin the enrollment process by speaking to Monny (The Grand Monemus) in Melodia Academy.
While your preferences may be weighed in, Monny is ultimately responsible for sorting you into a fitting house, and will pick for you based on what it believes your capabilities can offer.
Once you have been assigned into a house, you can embark on this year’s Halloween quest by exploring Melodia and seeing what you might discover. Who knows what creepy and unsuspecting events may happen! Work together with your friends from other houses and discover what dark forces have been lurking around unseen. Rumor has it that you will earn unique rewards based on what house you were sorted into for this year’s Main Quest!
The Ferryman will then offer to send you to the town of Melodia, the academy or the Melodia manor at your request! You will receive an achievement and a title upon joining a house! To equip the title once you earn the achievement for joining your house, do the following:
Visit the Melodia Manor at the east side of the town and discover multiple rooms of mini games available. Melodia Academy has partnered with the lord of the manor to host competitive games here. Take note though, the butler will always be watching you.
Outside the manor, you can find town games being hosted by Melodia residents as well.
At the central-right area of Melodia, Conductor Chu awaits players to board the newly constructed Melodia Express to take them to its first stop, The Racas Forest Preserve. Speak to him to gain access and venture into the forest preserve north of Melodia Town.
This year, players are invited to take on The Melodia Gauntlet challenge at Melodia Arena where you will fight Melodia’s 4 Champions in a row. While the full version of this instance is only unlocked after the first week of the festival, players can unlock practice rounds to prepare themselves for the full instance right at the start of the event. Players can enter these instances an unlimited amount of times and unlike previous years, the full version does not require a Magic Quill to gain entry!
Competitions are the essence of the Halloween festival! The competitive activities offered by Melodia pits all four houses against each other through a huge variety of mini games, designed to test your skills, proficiency and perhaps luck as well. Be certain to try out all of them to experience everything Melodia has to offer you, and also earn points for your house and tickets for yourself.
House Points will determine which of the four houses will emerge as victorious this year. House points can be earned by anyone for their team through participating in the Halloween mini games. The Melodia Academy registrar will be keeping a record of the scores hidden until the end of the Halloween festival, when the winning house and runner-up house will be announced!
A special prize will also go to all adventurers who are affiliated with the winning houses!
The house that places first will win one of these at its member’s own choice:
The house that places second will win one of the following:
Special Honorary Degrees will be awarded to the thirteen (13) most intrepid adventurers who have helped to settle this year’s tie. Individual prizes will be handed out to winners of various mini games who have demonstrated that their skills are on par with the best-in-class students of each house! Those individuals with the most points at the end of the entire Halloween festival will be announced and receive a special, exclusive prize!
The main currency of the Halloween Event is the Halloween Ticket. You can obtain these through nearly every activity in the event, be it the Racas Forest, Minigames or quests. Use it at the Halloween Prize NPC located near the docks in Melodia on amazing prizes such as the classic Trick or Treat Box and much more! Many prizes have been updated with brand new items!
Looking for some food and drinks? Perhaps you’re in the mood for something seasonal? While exploring the brand new, never before seen lands of Melodia Town, perhaps you should make your way to the Melodia Bar or Melodia Academy’s Cafeteria and perhaps you can treat yourself to a Halloweenie Special or Melodia Matchan! Octelli and Carlisle give it two thumbs up! Simply have some Lucky Candy on hand and they’ll be more than willing to share their pride and joy when it comes to the culinary world!
There’s much more to explore in the world of Melodia. Who knows, you might just unravel a secret quest or NPC that will reward you with some cool goodies!
The musical town of Melodia is packed with many exciting features and challenging mini games. We can’t wait to see you plunging into the festival, but we also want to give you a quick highlight of the important rules, guidelines and dates that are in place – so you can make the most out of your Halloween adventure. Be sure to review the list below so that you’re well-prepared to return to Melodia!
We hope that you enjoy what Melodia has to offer this year and we hope that you’ll emerge as one of this year’s Degree Award winners! We also hope that this will be a memorable and fun autumn season for you as we look forward to the months ahead of us.
As always, thank you for supporting Talon Tales and happy gaming! Musica est vita!
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