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    Curse of the Black Knights: Rage of Dragan (Easter 2015)
    Official Event Guide & Walkthrough

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    Introduction - Plot

    The Spring Festival eggs have been stolen and the trail leads back to Castle Ravencaw! Why are monsters suddenly hatching from the otherwise harmless eggs? Is Gnob in cahoots with Dragan of the Damned? And what’s happening with the eggs in the underground sites, which can be reached via the Shadow Portals in Castle Ravencaw? You are about to find out!

    Dragan is planning to corrupt the Easter Spring Festival to achieve his dusky plans. He wants to manipulate colorful eggs with his evil magic and use the corrupted eggs to attack Kingshill's population from inside.​

    Quick Overview
    Required levels1-45 (see notice below)
    Duration8th-27th of April (3 weeks)
    Number of Quests18
    Please notice: The event is playable from level 1 on but of course you need to go through the tutorial in order to play it. You can play the event on your own (single), but it might be easier to play in a group.

    Overview of important Non Player Characters (NPC) during the event

    PortraitNameLocationPurpose
    t1.pngGnobKingshillOffers event related items in exchange for Draken. Start quest "The Egg Thief"
    t2.pngSir HardyKingshillNeeded to complete the quest "Entering the Shadow Kingdom"
    t3.pngToniosha StarkhammerCastle Ravencawis a quest-giver for repeating quests "Access to the Damned" and "With your own weapons"
    t4.pngJanus Fox Castle RavencawIs the quest-giver who will guide through the quest "Catch the Thief"
    t5.pngAgent 001Castle Ravencaw in front of the entrance to Dragan’s Excavation SiteThis agent will offer you more quests once you completed the quests from Janus Fox. You need to complete the agent’s quests in order to open the chests that are located in front of the entrance to Dragan’s Excavation Site.
    t4.pngAgent 002Castle Ravencaw in front of the entrance to the Sulfur DesertThis agent will offer you more quests once you completed the quests from Janus Fox. You need to complete the agent’s quests in order to open the chests that are located in front of the entrance to the Sulfur Desert.
    t5.pngAgent 003Castle Ravencaw in front of the entrance to the Ghastly GraveThis agent will offer you more quests once you completed the quests from Janus Fox. You need to complete the agent’s quests in order to open the chests that are located in front of the entrance to the Ghastly Grave.
    t7.pngShady JohnCastle RavencawIs a merchant that sells items related to the event for Andermant
    Start the Event

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    To start the event you need to enter Castle Ravencaw. The entrance to Castle Ravencaw is located in the city of Kingshill, between the NPCs Thabo, Sir Hardy and Gnob. Make sure you speak with NPC Gnob before you enter the portal to get the first quest called The Egg Thief. Click on the portal to start the event and enter Castle Ravencaw, the entrance is free.

    On the other side of the portal you will encounter NPC Toniosha Starkhammer. The heroic Steam Mechanica will offer you two repeatable quests, one of which will reward you with the entrance to Dragan’s Fortress. Once you spoke with Toniosha, proceed and enter the castle. Inside the castle you will find merchant NPC Shady John and Janus Fox. Janus will offer you more quests.
    Inside Castle Ravencaw

    In Castle Ravencaw, you can find three entrances to dungeons Dragan’s Excavation Site, the Sulfur Desert and the Ghastly Grave, as well as two other entrances: one of the two leads you to Dragan himself (Dragan’s Refuge) and the other one is Castle Ravencaw but with a higher difficulty degree (Castle Ravencaw Difficult).
    Special Easter Bestiary

    Egg Guardians Trolls

    These enemies, as their name already reveals, are guarding colorful eggs and will immediately attack you, as you get closer to an egg. Whenever you see a colorful egg, you can be sure that an Egg Guardian Troll is close and vice versa.
    Colorful Eggs

    Since this is the official Easter event, you will find up to 20 colorful eggs scattered around every dungeon.​


    Upon clicking on an egg, there is a high chance that a Dragonspawn will hatch from it (remember, the eggs have been tainted by someone!). Some of the eggs will not have any enemy inside and will reward your hero with currencies and other loot.​

    Every colorful egg can contain five different types of Dragonspawns. Each of them will attack you with the element it represents and will leave the screen with a final attack when defeated, so be careful. Dragonspawns will always reward you with essences; see the overview below:​


    Overview of Dragonspawn Types

    NameColorElementReward (Essences)Final Attack
    Poisonous DragonspawnGreenPoisonEssences of AggressionPuddle of acid
    Icy DragonspawnBlueIceEssences of CombatFrost Nova
    Fiery DragonspawnDark RedFireEssences of DestructionFiery Explosion
    Andermagic DragonspawnPurpleArcane MagicEssences of WarSingularity
    Colorful DragonspawnMulticoloredPoison, Ice, Fire & Arcane MagicColorful Essences4 small Dragonspawns of all elements

    Reward chest mechanic


    In front of the entrances to Dragan’s Excavation Site, the Sulfur Desert and the Ghastly Grave, you will find the event chests; each entrance has three dark chests and one wooden chest. In order to open these chests, you need to complete the quests that Agents 001, 002 and 003 will give you. The dark chests will only open once and the wooden chest will open only after you have opened all three dark chests. Unlike the dark chests, the wooden chest can be opened infinite times.
    Note: One of the chests will give you a Mystic Cube, even if you are not a premium membership holder.
    Main rewards from chests in Castle Ravencaw

    IconNameDescription
    s1.pngWhite Rabbit CostumeYou will need to combine four parts of this costume and combine them on the workbench to get the final costume. Three out of the four parts can be found in the dark chests, the last part can only be found inside of Amphorae.
    s2.pngGray (Mount)There is a chance that the mount will drop from the wooden chests next to NPC Agents 001, 002 and 003.
    s3.pngPet Goth HareThere is a chance that this pet will drop after you have defeated the Fake Gnob.
    s4.pngEmote
    Spring Fever
    Only consumable versions can drop from amphoras, chests and enemies.
    s5.pngEmote
    Sweetly blow a kiss
    Only consumable versions can drop from amphoras, chests and enemies.
    Dungeons of Castle Ravencaw

    Once you are inside of Castle Ravencaw you have the chance to visit several dungeons.
    All of these dungeons need special key items; otherwise your character won’t be able to access them (see below).

    Items needed for entrance

    In order to access these dungeons, different items are required to be used as entrance fee.


    IconNameDescription
    i1.pngCursed PearlAvailable in in-game shop (hotkey T) - Yes
    Available from: drop from every worthy opponent in Castle Ravencaw and related dungeons.
    Purpose: Is needed as entrance fee to access the dungeons Dragan’s Excavation Site, Ghastly Grave and the Sulfur Desert.
    i2.pngCursed Pearl to Dragan’s RefugeAvailable in in-game shop (hotkey T) - No
    Available from: Reward of quest Access to the Damned from NPC Toniosha Starkhammer.
    Purpose: Is needed as entrance fee to access the dungeons Dragan’s Refuge.
    i3.pngRed Cursed Pearl to Castle Ravencaw (Difficult)Available in in-game shop (hotkey T) - Yes
    Available from: drop from champions in Castle Ravencaw and related dungeons.
    Purpose: Is needed as entrance fee to access the dungeons Castle Ravencaw in a higher difficulty degree.
    i4.pngCursed Pearl to Dragan’s Refuge (Difficult)Available in in-game shop (hotkey T) - Yes
    Available from: drop from the four champions in Castle Ravencaw (Difficult) and Festive Amphorae
    Purpose: Is needed as entrance fee to access Dragan’s Refuge in a higher difficulty degree.


    Overview of Dungeons in Castle Ravencaw


    Dragan’s Excavation Site
    Entrance fee: 30 Cursed Pearls
    This dungeon is a great starter dungeon for players who have never played any of the events of the series Curse of the Black Knights. You will need to visit this dungeon to complete certain quests, for example: With your own weapons

    The Sulfur Desert
    Entrance fee: 50 Cursed Pearls
    The soil in this dungeon is toxic and will drain your character’s life constantly. Bring your character to the outer corners of this dungeon as these are safe areas. Well, you will still encounter monsters but at least the soil is not toxic. You will need to visit this dungeon to complete certain quests, for example: With your own weapons

    Ghastly Grave
    Entrance fee: 120 Cursed Pearls
    Although it has the highest entrance fee, the Ghastly Grave has also valuable loot. Inside the Ghastly Grave your hero will be able to collect items called Sargon’s Remains. In each direction of the dungeon you will find statues that can be activated with the right amount of Sargon’s Remains (see table below). Players that still have the quest Entering the Shadow Kingdom can fight against Sargon’s Corpse to progress in the quest.

    Defeat the powerful duo, King Heredur’s Corpse and Sargon’s Corpse, to receive two Ghastly Keys and open the Equipment Chest of Sargon and Heredur. In order to open the chest, you will always need two Ghastly Keys. The chest can be opened infinite times and can contain unique equipment that is connected to Sargon.

    Statues in the Ghastly Grave
    There are 4 statues but only 3 can be clicked and activated. The statue that is located centrally is only decorative, it cannot be activated with Sargon’s Remains.​

    Location on mapStatue NameNeeded Items For Activation & Effect
    Lower South EastSargon’s FuryIn order to activate the statue you need 15 of Sargon’s Remains
    Effect: A small army of champion monsters and high level monsters will be unleashed which drop Sargon’s Shadows.
    Upper North WestSargon’s RageIn order to activate the statue you need 45 of Sargon’s Remains
    Effect: A big army of champion monsters and high level monsters will be unleashed which drop Sargon’s Shadows.
    Upper North EastSargon’s RevengeIn order to activate the statue you need 100 of Sargon’s Remains
    Effect: Warning - You will be attacked by Sargon’s Corpse and King Heredur’s Corpse at the same time
    Key Items in the Ghastly Grave

    IconNameDescription
    k1.pngSargon’s RemainsNeeded to activate the statues in the Ghastly Grave. Drop from enemies in the dungeon Ghastly Grave.
    k2.pngGhastly KeyIs needed twice to open up the Sargon & Heredur chest in the grave
    Dragan’s Refuge


    Entrance fee: 1 Strong Cursed Pearl
    This is the final battle ground where you will have to face boss monster Dragan of the Damned. Dragan will need up to 5 seconds to reveal his final form and then he will start to attack your hero mercilessly. Your hero will not need any special essences to defeat him but stay vigilant and evade Dragan’s attacks. Once defeated, Dragan will always drop a piece of the unique set Black Warlord Regalia.Note: The Black Warlord Regalia comes in three tiers: Black Squire, Black Knight and finally Black Warlord. The Black Knight and Warlord set pieces can only be obtained through crafting;

    The following upgrades are possible with the items:
    - 4 Helmets/Capes or Pauldrons of the Black Squire = 1 Helmet/Cape or Pauldron of the Black Knight
    - 4 Helmets/Capes or Pauldrons of the Black Knight = 1 Helmet/Cape or Pauldron of the Black Warlord

    Once you have collected the Cape, Helmet and Pauldrons of the Warlord, you will receive a set bonus: +30% block rate, +30% Mana/Rage/Steam and +30% weapon damage with two-handed weapons. Since the Ranger doesn’t have any two-handed weapons, the following bonus will be awarded: +30% concentration, +20% block rate, +10% damage with longbows.


    NameIconsDescriptionHow to obtain
    Black Squire Items (Unique) d1.pngThe set is equipped with good defensive equipment and in addition to other things improves blocking chances.
    Note: Out of the three items, the helmet drops the most frequently and the cape the least frequently.
    You receive parts of this set after defeating Dragan in Dragan’s Refuge. Not a guaranteed drop.
    Black Knight Items (Unique) d2.png Upgrade Level I (Upgraded): The set is equipped with strong defensive equipment and in addition to other things improves blocking chances.Can only be crafted
    Should you have four identical items, for example, 4 Helmets of the Black Squire, you can upgrade these helmets on the workbench to Helmets of the Black Knight.
    Black Warlord Set (Unique) d3.pngUpgrade Level II (Upgraded): This set is equipped with much stronger defensive equipment and in addition to other things will improve your blocking chances.Can only be crafted
    Should you have four identical items, for example, 4 Helmets of the Black Knight, you can upgrade these helmets on the workbench to Helmets of the Black Warlord.

    Hard mode
    You are able to choose between the normal difficulty degree, where all quest related content will happen and a hard mode.

    Castle Ravencaw (Difficult)
    Entrance fee: 1 Red Cursed Pearl
    The entrance to the hard mode is located in Castle Ravencaw next to Janus Fox. Once you’ve entered the castle, you will notice that dungeons, such as the Ghastly Grave, are not accessible anymore. Instead 4 different statues are located in all cardinal directions.

    By clicking on the statues, your hero will summon mighty champions. Note that your character will need to use Cursed Pearls to activate the statues. Every champion has a chance to drop a key (Cursed Pearl to Dragan's Refuge (Difficult)) to Dragan’s Refuge. The entrance to Dragan’s Refuge (Difficult) is located centrally on the map Castle Ravencaw (Difficult). All of the four champions drop red Challenge Eggs that your hero needs to complete Dragan’s Challenges (see Dragan’s Challenges).


    Location on map Castle RavencawStatue NameActivation
    Cost
    Needed Items For Activation & Effect
    North SideHeadless Statue5 Cursed PearlsEffect: The boss monster Headless Horseman will be summoned
    West SideDemon Statue10 Cursed PearlsEffect: The boss monster Summoned Demon will appear
    South SideStatue of Horrors30 Cursed PearlsEffect: The boss monster Summoned Sargon the Terrible will appear
    Note: Defeating Sargon the Terrible counts for the quest Entering the Shadow Kingdom.
    East SideStatue of the King20 Cursed PearlsEffect: The boss monster Summoned King Heredur will appear
    Dragan’s Refuge (Difficult)
    Entrance fee: Cursed Pearl to Dragan's Refuge (Difficult)

    Like the regular Dragan’s Refuge this is the final battleground where you will have to face boss monster Dragan of the Damned. However, the difficulty degree is noticeably higher.
    Note: Speaking of higher, the chances that the pauldrons or the cape of the Black Squire will drop here are higher than in the normal difficulty degree.

    Mini Events - Dragan’s Challenges 1-4
    Required Character Level: 1-45

    During the entire event, your heroes will be able to complete four mini challenges that will be activated on certain dates (see timetable below). Dragan’s Challenges are mini events that run along the main event. Each of the four challenges only lasts 48 hours and will only be activated once. Each of the challenges has a different progress bar and thus also different rewards. In order to fill the progress bar of a mini challenge you need to collect red Challenge Eggs. You can review your personal progress, the runtime of the mini challenge and the rewards at any time in the event overview window (hotkey: E).

    How to participate in the challenges
    The challenges will automatically be activated on the listed dates (see timetable), all you have to do is enter Castle Ravencaw in the difficult difficulty degree. The castle will be invaded by Colorful Dragonspawns that need to be defeated. Colorful Dragonspawns will drop Colorful Essences which your hero will need to stand a chance against the mini boss Fake Gnob. If you hero has no Colorful Essences equipped, your hero’s attacks will not harm Fake Gnob at all. Alternatively, you can also purchase Colorful Essences in the shop (hotkey: T) from NPC Shady John for Andermant or Gnob for Draken.

    You will need to defeat Fake Gnob several times as he drops red Challenge Eggs and you will need them in order to complete Dragan’s Challenges. Red Challenge Eggs also drop from the four champions in Castle Ravencaw (Difficult).

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    Timetable - Dates of Dragan’s Challenges
    ServerChallenge #1
    11th-13th April
    Challenge #2
    16th-18th April
    Challenge #3
    20th-22th April
    Challenge #4
    25th-27th April
    Heredur12pm – 12pm (CET UTC+2)12pm – 12pm(CET UTC+2)12pm – 12pm(CET UTC+2)04pm – 04pm(CET UTC+2)
    Grimmag12pm – 12pm (CET UTC+2)12pm – 12pm(CET UTC+2)12pm – 12pm(CET UTC+2)04pm – 04pm(CET UTC+2)
    Werian12pm – 12pm (CET UTC+2)12pm – 12pm(CET UTC+2)12pm – 12pm(CET UTC+2)04pm – 04pm(CET UTC+2)
    Balor PvP12pm – 12pm(CET UTC+2)12pm – 12pm(CET UTC+2)12pm – 12pm(CET UTC+2)04pm – 04pm(CET UTC+2)
    Agathon06pm – 06pm(CET UTC+2)06pm – 06pm(CET UTC+2)06pm – 06pm(CET UTC+2)06pm – 06pm(CET UTC+2)
    Tegan09pm – 09pm(CET UTC+2)09pm – 09pm(CET UTC+2)09pm – 09pm (CET UTC+2)09pm – 09pm(CET UTC+2)



    Main rewards from Dragan’s Challenges


    IconNameDescription
    f1.pngEpic Mount:
    Armored Lion
    The Armored Lion is the main reward of the Dragan’s Challenges. For each successfully completed challenge you will receive one part of a chest, the Glorious Chest of Dragan (you need four parts in total), which can be combined at the workbench. Out of the box you will receive the Armored Lion and two parts of the Legendary King’s set.
    f2.pngPet: Nimble RaptorThe Nimble Raptor is a reward of the Dragan’s Challenges. For each successfully completed challenge you will receive one part of a chest, the Glorious Chest of Dragan (you need four parts in total), which can be combined at the workbench. Each part has the icon of a colored egg.
    The Nimble Raptor gives your character a boost of 5% faster attack speed.
    f3.pngSet Piece:
    The Legendary King’s Precision
    The same conditions apply as for the Armored Lion apply here.
    The final Glorious Chest of Dragan always contains two parts: The Legendary King’s Precision (gloves) and , The Legendary King’s Fortitude (torso)
    Both set pieces always have the item level 45.
    f4.pngThe Legendary King’s FortitudeThe same conditions apply as for the Armored Lion apply here.
    The final Glorious Chest of Dragan always contains two parts: The Legendary King’s Precision (gloves) and , The Legendary King’s Fortitude (torso)
    Both set pieces always have the item level 45.
    Frequently Asked Questions


    In the Ghastly Grave, am I able to get all of the items to complete the set of Sargon?
    Yes, the Equipment Chest of Sargon and Heredur has all items of the set. Each item can drop; you just have to be lucky.

    I have incomplete parts for mounts from previous Curse of the Black Knights events; can I obtain missing parts in this event?
    No, unfortunately you won’t be able to get parts for the Tame Battle Spider, the Onyx Dragonspawn or the Fester-mare.

    Is the miniature version of Dragan present this time?
    No, Dragan is going solo this time.

    After I have defeated Dragan, I didn't receive the items I wanted. What can I do?
    As soon as Dragan has been defeated, he will not die. Instead he will briefly disappear from the boss room Dragan’s Refuge. Leave the room too and as soon as you have the “Cursed Pearl to Dragan’s Refuge”, you can re-enter the boss room and recommence your fight with Dragan. You can keep repeating this as often as you like but of course, only as long as the event lasts.

    What happens with the Cursed Pearls after the event?
    Should you have some left over after the event, they will remain in your inventory. We recommend keeping the Cursed Pearls. They will most likely be needed again in future events.

    Why do I need Draken?
    This is our event currency. You can only win Draken during the event. They are useful in the game, since the event merchant named Gnob sometime drops by Kingshill and sells special items which can only be bought with Draken.

    Can I continue with the “Kill Sargon 999 times” (Entering the Shadow Realm) Quest?
    Yes, you can progress in the quest by defeating Summoned Sargon the Terrible in Castle Ravencaw (Difficult) or Sargon’s Corpse in the Ghastly Grave.

    I cannot revive for free (usually costs 40 Andermant), even though I am a premium member, is this intended in the difficult mode?
    Yes, this is intended for the difficult mode. It is one of the handicaps to increase the difficulty degree.

    Are there any quests or chests that unlock after a certain time period?
    No, this time there are no quests that will only be available after a certain time but you will need to complete the quest row The Egg Thief from Gnob to unlock further quests. Dragan’s Challenges are independent and not bound to a quest.

    How many red Challenge Eggs can one get from every champion and the Fake Gnob in Castle Ravencaw (Difficult)?
    - Sargon: min. 25, max. 35
    - King Heredur: min. 15, max. 23
    - Demon: min. 10, max. 15
    - Headless Horseman: min. 8, max. 12
    - Fake Gnob: min. 65, max 95
    - TOTAL (by defeating all bosses): min. 123, max. 180

    Can I receive the item Stone Jabbax Hand from Gnob or can I accept the quest
    A Gnob in Distress from Gnob?

    Unfortunately not for this event. You cannot deliver the Stone Jabbax Hand to Gnob and he will also not offer you or let you deliver the quest A Gnob in Distress

    What am I supposed to do with the items “The Shadow of Sargon” which drop in the Ghastly Grave?
    Please keep these items, you will need them for an event quest.

    Why Can I not use Pulsating Cursed Pearls to enter Castle Ravencaw (difficult)?
    Pulsating Cursed Pearls were an item to unlock an entrance to Castle Ravencaw in previous events with Dragan – they are a quest item. Red Cursed Pearl Pearls are currency, an entrance fee. They look the same but have different mechanics.
     
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