Ashes of Creation

Groves of Slumbering Shade

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Deep within the domain of the Empyrean civilization is a clearing of remarkable verdancy and stillness. It is upon this sacred ground that the presence of the earthly deities worshipped by the Empyreans can be most greatly felt. A place of nigh unnerving resplendence, life here drifts along as whimsically as the breeze; yet one would be remiss to think such a slumber can be disrupted without consequence.

The Groves of Slumbering Shade cosmetic addons will be available in the Ashes of Creation shop from August 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific until September 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific. Don’t forget that the Maestros of Merriment addons will be removed on August 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific when the new cosmetics swap over.


Sootheroot Satchel

Monthly Cosmetics - 2019 - 8 - Accessory

A wealth of Empyreans possess a natural affinity for the healing arts, and this ruinous world is ever wanting of their graceful benediction. The satchel's more potent concoctions are derived from the sacred groves themselves, as the heightened presence of divinity there imbues the flora with great power.


Servant of the Soil

Monthly Cosmetics - 2019 - 8 - Pet

The world outside can be fraught with all manner of danger, seen or unseen. Thus, before venturing beyond the reaches of their home, an Empyrean traveler will befriend and invite a willing spirit of the wood to accompany them through a vessel of bark and vine. A friend is born, and many Empyreans attest their worldly optimism to their personal servant of the soil's presence reminding them of that which they hold most dear.


Stag of the Boughs

Monthly Cosmetics - 2019 - 8 - Mount

No creatures in all the grove are so revered as the Stag of the Boughs. Rarely seen, it is believed by the Empyreans to be an avatar of the forest's will made manifest, and as such harbors great power. Very few in the Empyrean's spanning history has a Stag of the Boughs let one ride them into battle, only those great warriors ready to give body and soul to preserving the wood and their people.


Titanbark Mail

Monthly Cosmetics - 2019 - 8 - Costumes

Felling trees in the grove would be tantamount to murder, yet every so often the forest will grant a bounty of its titanbark to the Empyreans as a sign of thanks for their duty as protectors. This bark is then ground down and hammered in a red hot forge, creating a metal that is highly resilient yet far lighter than one would expect. This mail is granted to the protectors of the grove, who stand motionless yet poised, ever diligent of any assailants.


Crowned Coach

Monthly Cosmetics - 2019 - 8 - Caravan

A grandiose coach crafted using gold and ivory bark, it is a status symbol to its very core. The coach is reserved for wealthy citizens or dignitaries of high import, and there is something to be said for the apparent prosperity and peace that pervades the higher echelons of Empyrean society. Emissaries from neighboring nations tell of being disarmed by the sheer tranquility and beauty of the land they visit, without a doubt to be a great boon to the Empyreans at the negotiating table.


Altar of the Venerated

Monthly Cosmetics - 2019 - 8 - Building

Within the farthest corner of the Groves of the Slumbering Shade lies the Altar of the Venerated. A testament to the enduring nature of life itself, countless Empyrean pilgrims come to pray under the ever-watchful gaze of the grove's protectors, giving thanks to the shelter and prosperity that the wood's power helps to maintain. The altar is indescribably ancient, constructed by the Empyreans of eld. So long as it stands, it serves as a beacon of hope to the nation, and to many of those without.


Wayfarer Pre-order Package

Aug 2019 Package - Bronze

  • Access to Beta 2
  • 2 months of game time ($30 Value)
  • $25 in Embers (in-game marketplace credits, NO P2W!)
  • Sootheroot Satchel

Expeditionary Pre-order Package

Aug 2019 Package - Silver

  • Access to Beta 1
  • Access to Beta 2
  • 4 months of game time ($60 Value)
  • $50 in Embers (in-game marketplace credits, NO P2W!)
  • Sootheroot Satchel
  • Servant of the Soil

Voyager Pre-order Package

Aug 2019 Package - Gold

  • Access to Alpha 2
  • Access to Beta 1
  • Access to Beta 2
  • 6 months of game time ($90 Value)
  • $100 in Embers (in-game marketplace credits, NO P2W!)
  • Sootheroot Satchel
  • Servant of the Soil
  • Stag of the Boughs

Voyager-Plus Pre-order Package

Aug 2019 Package - Platinum

  • Access to Alpha 2
  • Access to Beta 1
  • Access to Beta 2
  • 9 months of game time ($135 value)
  • $125 in Embers (in-game marketplace credits, NO P2W!)
  • Sootheroot Satchel
  • Servant of the Soil
  • Stag of the Boughs
  • Titanbark Mail
  • Crowned Coach
  • Altar of the Venerated
  • Name Reservation