Gala-Net recently announced the first Allods Online expansion, "The Mysterious Allod of Gipat," offering a brief description of its story and a handful of screenshots
In the recent news post, "Revelations of Gipat: The Lost Allod," gPotato and Gala-Net announced the first expansion being developed for Allods Online. Titled "The Mysterious Allod of Gipat." the expansion focuses on the allod (an island, as they are called in the MMO) of "Gipat," which has been lost somewhere in the Astral for decades, according to the initial post. When the news of a "cryptic black stone" that allows adventurers to travel to the long-lost allod reaches the capital cities, players are sent to investigate the forgotten land.
Upon arrival, players are met by a "strange little dragon who believes that each and every visitor may be the Chosen One." Players will be charged with completing a series of trials and obstacles to prove themselves in Gipat, while "the ghostly apparitions of its former citizens and beasts" roam the land. The publisher hasn't disclosed a release date yet; the initial announcement is a brief teaser with a short description of the expansion. You can read the full description after the jump, which also includes the first three screenshots from the expansion that Gala-Net posted with the announcement.
From the "Revelations of Gipat: The Lost Allod" announcement on the official Allods Online website:
"[...] We have already announced the addition of mounts and the arrival of the Anthropologists and now we’d like to tell you about the mysterious allod of Gipat. The world of Sarnaut holds many mysteries but the allod of Gipat is perhaps the most mysterious…
The allod of Gipat had been lost to the Astral for decades, so it was a great surprise when word reached the capitals that a cryptic black stone had the power to send adventurers to the long forgotten allod.
The adventurers that travel to Gipat are met by a strange little dragon who believes that each and every visitor may be the Chosen One. In order to prove themselves, players will have to endure a series of trials while following in the footsteps of one of the last June Great Mages, Ath-Zak, or Zak for short.
The first trial is to break a weapon, to show that the Chosen One is dedicated to following the path of Ath-Zak and to prove that his or her mind isn’t fixated on petty wars and violence. But that is not the only test that a Chosen One must pass…
Gipat is full of mystery and is inhabited by the ghostly apparitions of its former citizens and beasts. How can ghosts exist with Tensess’ Gift? What is this curse that is plaguing these poor, unfortunate souls? Why don’t they remember what happened to them and Ath-Zak?
Do you have what it takes to become the true Chosen One? Can you unravel the mysteries of this lost and forgotten allod?"
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