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It slowly died off. I miss the old days of celestial hills roleplay public events. quite a few people and guilds would host events at taverns and beaches. great times. roleplay gambling with /roll bar brawls. was a great time where everyone could shed their style of rp at one of the events, from hired swords to federation soldiers even popori sailors. Tho since the server merges I think RP is now completely dead. Long Live Celestial Hills!
I'm not sure if you're the type to sit down and read lore. This is an MMO and you get to know the lore as you play the game. The main driver is that you participate in the story and get to learn the lore little by little. There are also funny, surprising or weird moments in the Tera story. If I were new to Tera, I'd take my time and do all quests, read them and enjoy the journey.

Hello and sorry for the horribly late reply. i am a sucker for reading things interesting, Iv'e spent entire weekends sitting down and reading for 10 to fifteen hours straight and repeating the next day so that's not a problem. I have been busy with work and other things. Having now played over every main quest up to dark reach citadel and a hell of a lot of the yellows in every area on my way to diamond laurel, it does get overwhelming hahaa, but thank you for the good advice. Cheers.
F4ngDragon wrote: »
Hi. As the title says, I am new to Tera lore. I like looking at the lore in games like WOW,GW2 and yes even Runescape, and before you go saying "Runescape doesn't have lore" it does In fact it has a lot of lore but that is besides the point. I just wanted to know what resources where available to find out about the many places and things to find in Tera. Thank you.

Sadly only way to know about the lore is reading quests and reading dev interviews online. the worst about this is that the latter are extremely hard to find nowadays since they got gutted and hidden under rocks, even if you found them, they have little sense about what the lore is all about since they are dev interviews and thereby they are a beta of what the actual game is about

but alas, I would say 65-70% of the game makes sense just by reading all the quests alone (Sidequests, Daily Quests AND Story Quests, not just Story Quests)

EDIT: Oh, and read some game update pages and items in-game too, this [filtered] is like Dark Souls sometimes, important names are hidden in items or just mentioned. Like Halrath, the god of wolves, mentioned in a mount update and a few items in-game.

Also, if you like reading quests outside of the game, copy the npc names and search for them here:
http://teradatabase.net/us/

it's a great way to read TERA outside of the game.

There are also 4 officially published books which contain a bit of lore (I say a bit since they are offshoot stories), these are in english and can be bought off Amazon.

Thank you for the resources and well thought out reply, it was a big help. Cheers.

They are mast produced, Reading the lore again, specifically about popori, they say "The female part the popori consist of, the Elin." and the males are called "Porian, Merunims, Uru and Perunim. That stupid popori that says Elins are meat doesn't know popori is the male counterpart that was awakened by Elins, which too are animals. Only reason they don't have fur is they were created directly by Elinu and awakened popori. Read the Popori lore, it says

"The Popori are a group of animal like races living in the Popori Kingdom. The female part the Popori consist of the Elin. Small young-like woman who form the matriarchal part of their race. They feature animal ears and tails of various species. The male population is composed of the Porian, Merunim, Uru and Perunim. As with the female they have a small stature and can best be described as humanoid and civilized animals. As the Popori aren't just one race the appearance may differ greatly. This applies to differences between sexes but across one either [filtered] too. Even though cute and cuddly the Popori are not to be underestimated as they are capable masters of both magic and melee."

Also,

"Controversy
Controversy has arisen over the fact that the Elin and the animal-like Popori are listed as one race. This is because the Popori is not a singular race so much as a nation of woodland familiars and spirits. The means by which they procreate and have offspring is not like other beings who are purely flesh. Interviews with the producers of TERA Online have stated that the males are like woodland spirits and the females (Elin) are akin to dryads and nymphs."

Elin and Popori are one race, according to this because they're Spirits and Familiars of nature itself.
 marry 12/04/2018, 03:20 PM iLilium
AKFDTWLJRP wrote: »
> @Demonax said:
> Popori don't have female partners :'(

Yes they do. The elins we're or are female popori. But technically you can marry whom ever. I mean if other game have like half orc and half elfs. I'd say sky's the limit.

Elinu—the youngest dream-daughter of the titan Arun—wept for her father’s pain and determined to protect him. From her own divine essence, she created the elins. When the task proved too much for the elin alone, they in turn awakened animals to create the poporis. Together, they have worked to repair, protect, and preserve the world they live in.
It wouldnt work since Elins dont domesticate Popos, they are viewed as equals. It should also be noted despite their goofy nature Popori give off an aura that causes people to become unconfortable or even to fear them ad Popori can apparently see and sense things normal mortals cannot.

Elins are in a sense low population canon fodder since Serene cant create more, and the Elins who are lucky enough to die are recycled into a new non biological body, then theres seemingly suspended Elins like Yasring...R.I.P.

Theyre alluded to being extremely powerful entities (Elins and to a lesser extent Popori) but their lack in numbers keeps that in check apparently.
LOL you guys talking about lore like it matters..lore doesn't matter it's $$$. Elins = $$$. Other races do not. Time = $$$.
Personally I would love to see all classes but reaper (merely because of lore) open to all races. I'm not sure if the inclussion of male brawler was somehow an answer to this kind of feedback, but the later release of elin brawler might be a sign that the market tendency hasn't really changed much. Unfortunately, just like the frequent request to release more non-elin/non-gender locked outfits, you would need to both convince players to buy more non-elin items and make elin fans buy a lot less stuff for their characters, perhaps the reason they keep releasing elin exclusives is not only that the income from those is the biggest among their products, but also because it's "constant".
Ortensia wrote: »
This is the wrong place to be asking for different races for classes because eme can't do anything about it. Go send a letter to the koreans :^)

yeah but eme can send feedback to bhs :^)
This is the wrong place to be asking for different races for classes because eme can't do anything about it. Go send a letter to the koreans :^)
p r e a c h
I agree with this too! Whatever! Im just getting annoyed with all the push to Elins, this, elins that. Not all of us like Elins, or want to play one. Thanks.
i'd love to see a castanic reaper the most, i think castanics' fierce and dark/mysterious look would suit the class. i get that it wouldn't really go with the lore though.

castanic ninjas could be cool, in my opinion the class would suit a swift and smaller race (like a castanic, castanic females are shortest of all after elins).

i can also imagine high elf valkyries, i think elves' elegant and noble vibe would suit the class with its crescent/stars/moon theme.
Because I think

Amani Brawlers would be amazing
Amani Gunners would be awesome if they hold the cannon over the shoulder like a bazooka
Baraka Gunners would be Space Marines
High Elf ninjas male and female, would be the big boobed ninjas we all love. (Watch ninja slayer if you dont understand.)
High Elf Reapers sounds wild too. I am imagining a lot of Ivy from Soul Calibur? (mainly for the females)

And more ideas?

Please?

This Elin [filtered]\cute crap is getting annoying. Some of us wanna be badass and Elin are not. Maybe Elin Sorcs only.

Popori are cooler.

Please.
Meet Lady Tanly. Once a handmaiden to Princess Rida, Tanly was present when orcan raiders attacked Pora Elinu, and was not only frightened by the ferocity of their attack but frustrated by the kingdom’s response.

When Rida began summoning reapers from the Lake of Tears to fight the orcans, Tanly felt betrayed by Rida, and lost faith in the Princess’s leadership. Tanly vowed to find a way for elins to strike back without corrupting their divine spark and left the ruins of Pora Elinu in search of a new life.

With no special powers or training, Tanly’s journey was difficult at first. But as time passed she discovered a talent for negotiation, and soon found steady work helping trade caravans arrange passage through contested areas.

For one trip, Tanly hired the mysterious human woman Marda as a guard. Tanly was worried that Marda was not skilled enough to protect an entire caravan by herself, and the brawler’s assurance that “I’ve got everything I need strapped to my back,” didn’t do much to boost Tanly’s confidence. But on the second day of the trip, the sight of Marda facing off against an orcan raiding party and their trained basilisks was all the convincing Tanly needed.

That night, Tanly snuck into Marda’s tent hoping to find the secret of the woman’s incredible power. Marda was waiting for her, and the two bonded over their past experiences with orcans. Marda explained how she drew strength from her childhood trauma when orcans attacked her village and killed her father.
When Tanly asked if she could learn to fight the same way, Marda shrugged and said, “I don’t see why not. You already know everything you need to about courage. All you lack is experience, and there’s only one way to get that.”

Marda then pulled a pair of battered and oft-repaired leather gloves from an equally maintained chest. Tanly leaned forward to examine the gloves and saw that the leather was infused with iron and chased with even more exotic metals. They were nothing like the ornate powerfists Marda had used to knock a basilisk on its back earlier in the day, but at the same time she knew they were more than just gloves.

They were freedom.

“I’ve been carrying these around for years,” said Marda, “I made them for a kid who…never got a chance to use them. I think maybe I knew a day like this would come, when someone else would have need of them.”

Tanly accepted the gift with shaking hands, barely able to contain her excitement. Slipping on the powerfist prototypes for the first time, she knew she’d made the right choice.

“How do they work?” she asked, the words barely louder than a whisper.

“They just do. I don’t know any other way to explain it. Just keep punching–the rest will sort itself out in time.”

And it did.
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 New to Tera lore 09/23/2018, 01:15 AM F4ngDragon
Hi. As the title says, I am new to Tera lore. I like looking at the lore in games like WOW,GW2 and yes even Runescape, and before you go saying "Runescape doesn't have lore" it does In fact it has a lot of lore but that is besides the point. I just wanted to know what resources where available to find out about the many places and things to find in Tera. Thank you.

Sadly only way to know about the lore is reading quests and reading dev interviews online. the worst about this is that the latter are extremely hard to find nowadays since they got gutted and hidden under rocks, even if you found them, they have little sense about what the lore is all about since they are dev interviews and thereby they are a beta of what the actual game is about

but alas, I would say 65-70% of the game makes sense just by reading all the quests alone (Sidequests, Daily Quests AND Story Quests, not just Story Quests)
 Skywhale Lore? 09/23/2018, 01:09 AM F4ngDragon
I've been researching a lot about the Lore of TERA, about the 33 gods (which we know about 22 of) but one thing that has never been certain is the clear purpose of the Skywhales.

So far I remember reading that the Skywhales were Ambassadors of the Gods and thus, sacred creatures that were hunted in form of sport by Amani. Although the initial idea was for them to be the Argon Essence transport ship, idea that got scrapped as seen during the Three Towers arc because of newly modeled Argon Birbs.

I like the first idea better, since it makes them unique, apart from just another model with the same purpose for the Argons, and it would make sense for them to be in the places that they roam around, since they are pretty lore Heavy (The Skywhale in southern Arun goes from the Freeholds to the coast of Tulufan, area that used to be the capital of the Giants before the sun burned them alive)

But either way, if you are truly into the lore about TERA, you should talk to peeps like me and others in this thread personally since most try to connect the few dots we have. (I personally have a clear understanding about the TERA timeline, but details such as these are still covered in vague text and dev interviews)
 Skywhale Lore? 09/20/2018, 05:53 AM Trellain
So can anyone tell me what happened to the Sky Whales recently? They seem to have disappeared from southern Shara.
Hey everyone!

It seems like many players prefer to pick simple and otherwise silly names. That is why I've been trying to remain as lore-friendly as possible and after doing my own share of research and writing several name examples across each rave I've come to the conclusion that even though the races of TERA aren't particularly inspired in just one culture of our world, there seems to be a pattern when it comes to their names and its origins. Names can vary and I haven't caught any meaningful surnames. So I'll be pointing out what I've managed to find!

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THE BASIC
Amani names are generally rough-sounding and emphasize on power;
Their names seem to share similarities to Jewish, Arabic, Indian and even Japanese names;
Names that are typically associated with man-beasts such as orcs and charr can be used as a source of inspiration;


USEFUL WEBSITES AND NAME GENERATORS



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THE BASIC
Baraka names are isolated, tranquil and aren't meant to sound all that harsh;
Their names seem to share similarities to Polish, Slovak, Hungarian, Turkish and Albanian names;


USEFUL WEBSITES AND NAME GENERATORS



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THE BASIC
Castanic names might come off as heroic or even dashing;
Their names can share similarities to common Greek names and other Indo-European languages;
Their names can also be based on succubus and incubus lore;


USEFUL WEBSITES AND NAME GENERATORS



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THE BASIC
Elin names are sometimes inspired by nature and other related topics or can come off as melodic and easy to pronounce;
Their names can share similarities to Celtic (Irish, Gaelic and Welsh) names;

USEFUL WEBSITES AND NAME GENERATORS



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THE BASIC
Elf names can be considered aristocratic or even pure;
Their names can share similarities to Israeli, Roman and Algerian names;
The portray of elves in fiction is quite common, so it should be easy to come across thousands of names associated with these species;

USEFUL WEBSITES AND NAME GENERATORS



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THE BASIC
Humans are the most generic species in a fantasy setting and are usually associated with medieval Europe;
Most of their names tend to be connected to common English and South African names;

USEFUL WEBSITES AND NAME GENERATORS



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THE BASIC
Popori names are also associated with nature;
Their names can share similarities to Jordanian, Japanese and Latin names;

USEFUL WEBSITES AND NAME GENERATORS

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And that's all! Hope these help and let me know your thoughts on the matter! Thought I'd also post this here for some nice feedback!
This is a massive necro, but just wanted to say it was a complete surprise I stumbled upon today! All of my original work had been lost when my hard drive died and the forums were archived. Lore was incredibly important to me for the years leading up to the launch and I'm glad you kept some of this around. Thanks for this special reminder of why I loved TERA so much. :smile:
 PS4 RPING 07/14/2018, 02:01 AM Innerknightmare
Was wondering there was a community of roleplayers on the ps4?
Is this guild still active?
 Race Specific Classes 06/14/2018, 02:30 AM 7XFCHLT9CD
Wrong place! Delete this pls
 Race Specific Classes 06/14/2018, 02:29 AM 7XFCHLT9CD
I find it pretty unfair that Elins, Castanic, and Humans have their own race specific classes.

It would be nice to see Popori, Aman, Baraka, and High Elf specific classes! Show them some love too! </3
But to be honest, I think that a Popori or Aman Brawler would be SICK to see!
 Rp guild in Felbane PS4 05/06/2018, 11:15 PM HoSL
Not sure myself, but I created a new character on Felbane after maxing two on Thulsa in hopes of this guild working on. I sent a request yesterday and a message (as the description says you need to send a message). Here's hoping it's still live.
Definitely interested in getting involved, Ive got a few years rp expierince and would like to surround myself with other individuals who want to get fully immersed. Add me if you like.
PSN: AriaAzureskye
Hmm. What's the status of this? I'm most likely going to make a character on this server and join. ^_^
D7CPYKTKWY wrote: »
Need some help with a debate I had with a friend. I’ve noticed that the Mysterious Man who did the experiments on the Children on Stepstone Isle wears the exact same armor as Samael in Velika, and has the same mustache and even scar. Can anyone confirm beyond doubt that the story makers intended for this to be Samael?

Samael in Velika - https://photos.app.goo.gl/6CPjow96vrRG28w22

Possibly Samael on Stepstone Isle? https://photos.app.goo.gl/7wwvSlZGcNy08c203

it is the same samuel yes
to elaborate before stepstone became the new starter island killing samuel was mostly just because we found out he was a traitor.
with stepstones release they pretty much hint to who he is and gives the player more "reason" to kill him other than being a traitor.
plus since its the exact same model you'd have to be pretty thick to not know its him. whether you played in island of dawn days or not.
Need some help with a debate I had with a friend. I’ve noticed that the Mysterious Man who did the experiments on the Children on Stepstone Isle wears the exact same armor as Samael in Velika, and has the same mustache and even scar. Can anyone confirm beyond doubt that the story makers intended for this to be Samael?

Samael in Velika - https://photos.app.goo.gl/6CPjow96vrRG28w22

Possibly Samael on Stepstone Isle? https://photos.app.goo.gl/7wwvSlZGcNy08c203
PSN: Felhaust
Add me.
Made a character today on Thulsa after reading the reddit thread before finding this thread. Is there still room in the guild?
YAY! I've been waiting to see if there would be further development! I'll be coming as soon as I get a break to make a new character! :D
PSN: HorridPoppet
Moonlight and I have now made a guild together called the Ordained Embers on Felbane. Currently working on the plot, come join us!!!
Im making one now PSN Nu_Moonlight
Looking for likewise, add me. PSN: Vahleboy
I, too would like to be apart of a rp guild. Sadly, I don't have a lot of experience when it comes to rping, but I can learn. I'm on Felbane as well.
Sun-Zhou (xCelestialRainx)
I will definitely look you up! Can find me Natiya (fookagirl21)

Ps. Psn name isn't supposed to be something dirty, what it was supposed to be didn't get accepted. So had to change the lettering ^.^;
 Rp guild in Felbane PS4 04/08/2018, 11:32 PM Saeyia
Likewise! Err, I don't particularly want to *start* an RP guild, but I would love to be involved in one. I'm also on Felbane, and experienced forum RPer.

*P.S. I'll be honest, I suck typing in the chat window and working on setting up my mic (I'm lazy at troubleshooting electronics.), but feel free to look me up in game. - Anastazia (Babyduckhat).
I am seeing that there is no official rp server on the PS4, so, I'd like to create a guild on my server Felbane. I have been a forum rper for about 12 years now and was an rper on ESO. I would love to try my hand at a guild here on Tera. I would also like to hear what you guys would like to see in both an rp and a guild.

Thanks in advance!
 PS4 RP Community? 04/05/2018, 06:58 PM NJPNEPCYMR
I've had no luck on Dracolith, and I've been on there since early access.
 PS4 RP Community? 04/03/2018, 11:07 AM Aelustriel
I am trying to find the server with the highest amount of role players. So far I have only seen two servers posted but no definitive answer as to which one is designated for RP.
The two servers were Thulsa (via a Reddit thread which seemed more of a joke) and Dracolith. Does anyone have any insight as to which would be the best one to find other role players? It would be nice to have a solid answer like the XB players. :)
 XB role-playing community 03/28/2018, 09:36 AM Noctx
Xbox EU Server Abraxis
My husband and I are very excited for the launch of Tera on Xbox we were wondering if any of the role playing community has picked a server for a unofficial xb role playing server.
 marry 03/20/2018, 11:06 PM DatGeek
AKFDTWLJRP wrote: »
The elins we're or are female popori..

You are dead wrong there though!

Read the lore :trollface:


https://forums.enmasse.com/tera/discussion/2147/elin-lore

https://forums.enmasse.com/tera/discussion/3536/popori-lore
 marry 03/17/2018, 01:39 PM AKFDTWLJRP
> @Demonax said:
> Popori don't have female partners :'(

Yes they do. The elins we're or are female popori. But technically you can marry whom ever. I mean if other game have like half orc and half elfs. I'd say sky's the limit.
Where are all you people? Anytime I try to find roleplayers I can't find anyone rping. So as Anna says "w-where is everybody?"
These two are my favorites
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 marry 03/13/2018, 09:15 AM Demonax
Popori don't have female partners :'(
 Favorite Quotes from TERA? 03/04/2018, 03:29 PM TLX
vkobe wrote: »
my zozo

Body is 3 characters too short.
Nice xD
"Don't Skip Any Meals~!"
This one, from a Poro NPC in the Deathfrost Plains, in an unmarked camp:
Would you like to make some money? I have a very special proposition for... oh wait, you seem to be just a bit taller than I was hoping.
Never mind.

I'm a -3 Elin. What does this guy want, a toddler?
Some castanic males:

"I got distracted by mirrors....... See why ?" Always gets me.
2 from poori......
For the federation
 New to Tera lore 02/21/2018, 04:29 PM SaphirKanzaki
I'm not sure if you're the type to sit down and read lore. This is an MMO and you get to know the lore as you play the game. The main driver is that you participate in the story and get to learn the lore little by little. There are also funny, surprising or weird moments in the Tera story. If I were new to Tera, I'd take my time and do all quests, read them and enjoy the journey.
the lore now is so messed up, its hard to say what it is. there is the basic storyline...to a degree and the lore of the races out there.
Hi. As the title says, I am new to Tera lore. I like looking at the lore in games like WOW,GW2 and yes even Runescape, and before you go saying "Runescape doesn't have lore" it does In fact it has a lot of lore but that is besides the point. I just wanted to know what resources where available to find out about the many places and things to find in Tera. Thank you.
for this reason elin exist, elin are the true cannon fodder meat hue
You may correct me, but Popori are made from wild animals by Elins (NA/EU version. Also in KTera?).

Why are Popori not mass produced then? One would domesticate them like e.g. wild deers in a certain area with close control to have a mass production running. Even if that is too complicated, you just force replicate/clone the wild animals.
You then train them in warfare and have a nearly unlimited amount of cannon fodder. Here we go with the Clone Wars.

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You may correct me, but Popori are made from wild animals by Elins (NA/EU version. Also in KTera?).

Why are Popori not mass produced then? One would domesticate them like e.g. wild deers in a certain area with close control to have a mass production running. Even if that is too complicated, you just force replicate/clone the wild animals.
You then train them in warfare and have a nearly unlimited amount of cannon fodder. Here we go with the Clone Wars.
 Cosplaying at game '~' 02/04/2018, 08:15 AM yuripon
I made Morrigan Aensland.
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 Cosplaying at game '~' 01/12/2018, 04:40 PM Icerya
https://imgur.com/gallery/ElVYK
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anime character name : Toga Himiko from Boku no Hero Academia
in game name : Himineko
server : FF

a Toga filled full with blood is a happy Toga <3
adores her >w<
 Cosplaying at game '~' 01/11/2018, 03:41 PM Ikhay
This boy is very kawaii, Blend S was a very fun anime to watch... Elin became kawaii also, I want to do the cosplay of Koutarou Araki from Denpa kyoushi in my Elin one day ...11498-346206138.png


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Trying to piece together some of the story here pre 65, but I already completed the story quest and a lot of the zone quests. Is there any way to go back and read some of the quests?
Renora wrote: »
I really loathe the way they have streamlined the starting areas. I can live with Stepstone Island, hamfisted though the change was, but I think it's a shame that they have cut out so much of Arcadia. Maybe I'm missing something since I'm not a game developer, but it seems like a strange choice to reduce your game's content and rush people to end-game where things stagnate rather quickly after a time. They already sell "straight to level 60" vouchers for, I assume, the people who don't care about the journey.

I don't know. I think I might just be jaded!

I agree with this assessment. I prefer to solo level doing the story quest (which is just as fast), rather than grinding bams and vanguard which seems to be the most recommended way. I like being able to take my time and do different things instead of just standing in one spot killing the same thing over and over. Levelling my latest two characters, a ninja (trash class has no business in the game or in the lore) and the valkyrie (also lore makes no sense but basically a more squishy half slayer half zerker at least it's fun to play) I was going through areas many players never even see, and completing parts of the story new players will not even encounter. Areas like Frontera, acarum, Dragonfall, Scythera Fae even Zulfiker- these areas are completely optional, but by skipping them new players miss a lot of the prettiest and most endearing areas of Arborea. There really is also no incentive or allure to explorign the world, completing the stories, and really falling in love with the game like I do every time I level a new character. It's sad that new players won't get that experience. I don't think EME or whoever the new developer is really cares though, it's obvious Tera is past it's prime, a one-trick pony, made to generate revenue without adding anything as far as exciting/new content goes.
May I ask, why does it matter? It's a game! If you are based on the knowledge of the lore, it's slightly messed up!

They already messed up with branches by saying you're from the island. Lets just say you flew to the Island of Dawn, got sent to the Step-Stone.

Really there's isn't much of the story with the Island of Dawn, but messed up.

Only a short time ago, the Island of Dawn rose from the sea between the continents of Arun and Shara, throwing everything we know about the world into chaos. A scientific expedition left almost immediately from Velika to investigate the event and the mysterious new land itself.

There were mysteries enough to keep this team of scientists busy for years. How could a brand-new island be home to ancient ruins and relics? Why was it populated by wildlife, nature spirits, and demons?

Before they could do more than begin to ask questions, most members of the first expedition perished in a massed demon attack, while the expedition leader, Elleon, went missing and was presumed dead

Remember Karascha's Lair? So yes it's messed up! I don't know what else to say? Sorry, but sadly the story is thrown off.
they could have used the old alliance territories for the big bams instead of screwing up iod. they could have kept iod as the starting area, and then before you go to samael's hideout storyline do the stepstone island quests and all. it would have made much more sense.
I was just thinking about when a family member invited me to play Tera. Very fond memories. I loved Island of Dawn as a starting point. The story line was rich and interesting enough to keep me coming back for more. IoD was actually a better place to train and learn new skills, as well as make gold that you need to upgrade those skills etc. Stepstone Island is lacking in every way. Perhaps I feel this way because I started in IoD. I feel the new players are missing out on a lot of things this game HAD to offer. All for the sake of moving things along faster. However, people like me actually love the story and lore. That is why we played the game to begin with. I have played other MMO's since then and still think Tera is a better choice only because of what the story line used to be. I don't necessarily mind that EME or Butthole (yes i spelled it that way on purpose) felt that they had to add a new starting point. That is fine. However, they didn't need to get rid of Island of Dawn. They could have kept it as an extension of Stepstone along with all the lore, missions and achievements (some of which are now unattainable). Call it extensive training. That to me would have made more sense. And the flow of the story line wouldn't have been interrupted. Most, if not all, of Fey Forrest missions are gone along with other story line in that zone. For me, this is unacceptable. I really can't stand starting new characters because of it. And for those who don't like lore or all the tedious missions (which I love) they could have gotten a level 60 scroll like someone before me mentioned. As for the big BAMS, there is plenty of unexplored map that the developers could have used instead of ruining Island of Dawn. They could have worked on more story line and added it to the end of the game instead of ruining the front half. Seems to me like a sheer lack of imagination and pure laziness on their part. I am actually happy I came acrossed this thread. This has been a sore subject for me for quite some time when it comes to this game.
Are you talking about the splash files or loading screen images . . ? because the comments here are not splash.bmp images :o
Apart from the many unchanged dialogue that the game lore has regarding newer characters being from IoD when they were not, the timeline goes something like this:

The Creation Arc (Titan's dominance, Primal God's creation (Saleron, Isren), Lesser God's Creation (Kaia, Velik), Creation of all races and God's Warrings, Wind Elves vs High Elves, etc, ruling and fall of the Giants)

Pre-TERA EVENTS (Civil Unrest on Velika, small Race Warrings, creation of most new Allemantheia while the Giants are now Baraka and all of that)

Stepstone Isle/IoD events (Yes, canon-wise, both Islands have soldiers doing missions at the same time there, our arc is on SI, though)

Samael/Southern Deva Arc (You vs the Deva's that did not join the Archdeva's and are not from the Castanic clan either, so they are regular soldiers and robbers while having a glimpse on the Argon's from Samael deal with them to let them come to Southern Arun and wreck havoc)

The God Arc (You vs Thulsa, Akasha and Killian and their argon partners)

The Argon Finale (You vs the remainer of the Argon army, now that the god's that threatened Arborea are dead, this is where Shandra Manaya died and ALMOST ALL Argon Creatures were killed, only mutations left)

The First Archdeva Arc (Expedition to Northern Arun, Syona, Randun, Ribina and the others go to explore the Dark Continent)

The Second Archdeva Arc (The Storm Barrier attacks all the rest of Arborea, you are sent on the Intrepid to find a solution)

The Post Highwatch Reunion Arc (Highwatch has been reconnected to the rest of the world, war against Demokrons under Dakuryon's wing that try to wing back what they lost)

The Archdeva Chaos Arc (Dakuryon dies and Lakan gets killed by federation heroes (you) after he reveals himself to be Dakuryon's master that gave them the power to control Blood Magic and thus turned them into Archdevas)

The Current Arc (Peace has returned to the World but Randun is left unsatisfied and frustrated that capable heroes (you) weren't able to save people such as Syona and the others, thus uses the power of the still living Bloodshard to set chaos out in the world)

That´s the current TERA lore in a TL;DR form.
So we have a lot of gaps left in more recent times.

Echoes of Archanea show us some underlying issues which bring Dakuryon and his rise to power using the Blood Shard, as well as the later descent into madness of Randun.

https://forums.enmasse.com/tera/discussion/16664/rk-9-teaser-ktera/p2

Then there is the recent attempt on Velik's life by Dakuryon working for Lakan, along with the various heavyweight monsters, there is Lilith who vowed her existence to Lakan, and who knows who else is just waiting in the wings to cause trouble...

And of course there is Vergos's back story to add in there as well
can you help me find the the guild of luminous in fey forest plssssssssss help me
Thank you @pikpatsou
Favorite one:
Defeating_Nightmare_Shandra_Manaya_by_Luna.Sol_TR.jpg
The simplest u can do is select the images 1 by 1 (or even visiting the sites of the image u select), because the loading screens are scattered at various places (teradevtracker, old forum archives, and present forum)

I've already set the filter to show Large Size Images. It contains the loading screens from event contest winners too.

https://google.gr/search?rlz=1C1CHBD_enGR711GR711&biw=1366&bih=662&tbs=isz%3Al&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=jN4FWtXVEoLOa66ymaAB&q=tera+loading+screens&oq=tera+loading+screens&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0.3803.5562.0.6094.3.2.1.0.0.0.161.304.0j2.2.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.3.309...0i13k1.0.El1UVeV5Kts#imgrc=_3Em6SGxl9Fu-M:
I was looking to save all Splash :3
Hilter revives Shandra and Spacecats be like.

[video]

Spacecats can't be defeated, so Spacecats gets a HOT-TUB in his office.
There used to be some male castanics that said something like: "I have a big... attitude" or something like that.
Knife blades and harness buckles smeared with black soot; muffled oar-locks and a moonless, midnight-rendezvous, torchlight's on the moors and signal lights beyond the breakers . . .

Throughout the ages and across civilizations, there has and will always arise the inevitable desire, demand, even desperate need, for those things regulated or forbidden. These desires and demands, in turn, frequently spell opportunity to an entrepreneurial few. Individuals like me, who—despite oppressive laws, exorbitant taxes, or religious or political creeds—have ventured to make available to many what some would see reserved for the few.

Now that I got your attention, the attention of every parasite and customs authority in the Federation, and possibly ending my lucrative business venture, lets continue. I'm coming out of my less then reputable closet and making my own life increasingly difficult for the possibility of new clientele.

I've been in and out of the trade ever since I slipped my gilded collar which was afforded to me through my affluent parents and quick rise through the Federation. It's not always the dirty alleys of the cities or towns, no. Sometimes the trade takes me up in to the ivory towers of various patrons throughout the Federation. They know that when they see the Golden Phoenix logo, they can expect a quality product and service with a cheshire like smile. They know what I know: I'm good, the service is good and the product's good.

Which is what's making me wonder why I'm sitting around and waiting for a new business venture to show itself. It's definitely not out of a fear of getting pinched. If it were, I'd not be flashing my career choice across the notice boards of all the major cities for all to read. I've run arms, I've been the slaver so many despise, I've been the perfect soldier and yet nothing has ever given me the thrill of the deal. There's a magic to finding that perfect mark, that person who clings to you and begs you for just one more drink, one more infusion. It's a real turn on. It's better than the product I'm selling most times.

It's not a game a you can just walk away from.

The goods must always flow.
Shandra gets reborn only to be smited by the angry god and Shara and getting samuel's head thrown at her again. She died again.
wow your art is so cool !!!! im still figuring out how tera works and all but i'd love to rp with you sometime !!! i just set up a deviantart here (its empty rn sorry;;;) so we might exchange contact details via note !!!
 Cosplaying at game '~' 10/27/2017, 08:25 PM Luniack
Hello frends '~'
every time, we ( the weebs ) try to make characters who looks an anime character, so i had an idea to make one thread about ~
https://imgur.com/a/lAigZ

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character name in game: Kud from MT server
character anime name: Hideri from Blend S

share some cosplay in game on this Thread o/
Ok, this failed horribly. I guess I'll just post whatever i got.

“Duck!”, I screamed as the long, green tail of the giant serpent whizzed over our heads. “Follow it!”
We ran after the tail, zipping around corners and rushing down hallway after hallway of the grey tunnels under Allemantheia. The tip of the tail took another sharp right turn, causing everyone to crash into the wall it was in front of just a split second ago.
“Oof!”, Marco had just slammed into me as he crashed into the wall. “Ouch.”
“Sorry!”, he shouted, as he got off me and rushed towards the fleeing end of the tail. “This way!”
We all got up and ran towards him, only to find that it had gone down a hole in the ground, leading further down into the tunnels.
"Alright, guys. Use the featherlight potion. It looks like a long way down, and that tail's not gonna be waiting for us."
Narrator interrupts story.."Umm, HAVE FUN WITH IT". Now back to story......
Next day Monkey starts training. Then all of sudden monkey evolves to a weird popori....*cough* Back at Enmasse/BlueHole Headquarters. What the heck is this? [video] Oops I was redoing my character, one employee said, "I messed up, I don't know what happened? I just started working here, fooling around making the best popori EVER!" "Good luck with that", one supervisor said and laughs, "Pugmonkeybaby, REALLY?" Later the employee started to watch the lego movie. The employee gets inspiration.

[video]

{video]

[video]

Spacecats was born!
little does everyone know the Amani is a goddess in disguise the goddess shara who awakens to see what their world has become only to be met with great sorrow to see it in ruins after the argon invasion
Ok, this failed horribly. I guess I'll just post whatever i got.

“Duck!”, I screamed as the long, green tail of the giant serpent whizzed over our heads. “Follow it!”
We ran after the tail, zipping around corners and rushing down hallway after hallway of the grey tunnels under Allemantheia. The tip of the tail took another sharp right turn, causing everyone to crash into the wall it was in front of just a split second ago.
“Oof!”, Marco had just slammed into me as he crashed into the wall. “Ouch.”
“Sorry!”, he shouted, as he got off me and rushed towards the fleeing end of the tail. “This way!”
We all got up and ran towards him, only to find that it had gone down a hole in the ground, leading further down into the tunnels.
The sushi cat appears again and teleport everyone to IoD, where the angry god was waiting for them because castanic was still holding the half-eaten cheeseburger.
 marry 10/22/2017, 01:15 PM Kuroshitsuji
:+1: :sweat_smile: Don't need.
Then a monkey grabbed it from her hands, threw it at Shandra Manaya, & it died immediately during the Argon Invasion. Everyone looks at monkey, sees his robotic arm, & get puzzled with monkey's strength. Monkey looks at robotic arm. "Ooh-ooh-eee", monkey says. Everyone cheers, "A monkey just killed Shandra Manaya with Samael's head"! Monkey joins federation.

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alone walked in a hulking female Amani with her axe and in one of her hands she held the head of Samael the traitor
You meet Paesyn in Stepstone isle but later down the line (SPOILER but who cares) when you hit 60, you meet him again and it's like you've never met him at all and its your first encounter

Another thing is that once you finished Stepstone, the rest of the story assumes you've came from the Island of Dawn. If you do the story quest and get to Tralion, the obelisks states that you came from the Island of Dawn. This also happens when you go back to the destroyed Island of Dawn and talk to the NPCs for the side quest.

And lets not get started with the Archdevan story. Unless you've been keeping up with the patches, its all over the place
The entire storyline is screwed up. Tera had a story/plot but now the argons after having defeated the Queen Argon simply have been rehashed and brought back to 'life' in different ways which is a puzzle-piece jargon set.
So, if you do the quests in Seeliewood and in general around Scythera Fae, you can learn a lot about young Icaruna and her mom, Isren. I suggest doing those for a greater understanding, but basically it goes like this. Isren, Goddess of the Faeries had her garden in Seeliewood (which you can go visit actually) and her daughter Icaruna loved her very much. However, when the divine war happened, Isren wanted to stay neutral but Thulsa and Gluda's children killed her anyway at their behest. After Isren's death, Icaruna was driven crazy with grief from her mom's death and kind of... "turned to the dark side" as it were, losing her grip on morality and this started her kind of journey down the evil path, eventually leading to her becoming the Goddess of Fear.
Time skip for a bit, Icaruna died during the Divine war (don't remember the details atm, can go looking for them later) however managed to circumvent death completely by having her soul inhabit the body of her brother Killian, the God of Terror. This leads to the kind of sharing you see. The green eye is hers, the red one is his.
Both Killian and Icaruna are Saleron's children. (Saleron, Lord of Prions, Father of Dragons). Saleron's other confirmed children include Kaia and Velik.
I think thulsa sealed icaruna's soul in killian's body using necromancy, she was the princess of the faeries so that may be the cause of her mother's death. (depression or something) in form corruption... idk. And theres some connection with saleron because his dragons are immune to the faeries shields around scythera fae. maybe isren is killian's mother too idk wtf D: god relationships are weird, but also i think killian captured her sister's soul to get her powers, with his 'strong personality' he may influence her to do his will.. just like balder and ishara XD, one bad and one good, but ended weird.
Sister Poppy looked at her mystic brother and said what's wrong? He stuttered and said "I've lost some of my magic!" Then screamed "Nooooo! My thrall is gone I can't summon him." Angrily, he shouted "Where is that cat I will strangle him" Sister laid her hand on his shoulder and looked at her archer brother and asked, "are you ok? He replied "oooh! I have something new for my bow. Something very nice indeed. Rain of Arrows and Thunderbolt" Sister shook her head and explained "something has changed in the dream something that affects everyone"
Very nice art work :)
on a side note i love ur art
go to the tavern in velika. sometimes they rp there and are open to new rpers. also don't be afraid to ask them. let them know your intentions. you can add me on ch if you want..... Eve.Hallows that is my ign there.
looking for rp players to help me getting used to rp. Not constricted to server. It will eventually end in romantic settings, maybe.. doesnt need to be though. Im an artist so I'll eventually draw them together or story based
(check https://tumblr.com/blog/necroninja34sketchblog or https://necroninja34.deviantart.com/) for artist ability.

I just need to get better at story writing and character development.
It'd be better if you have FB for Messanger quick texting. Thats all :D TyTy
The Poppy Clan looked at each other and in perfect sync said "WTF"!
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