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    Sweet Valentine

    This lovely season spreads sweets and love for your beloved ones.
    Watchout for Cupid emptying his quiver upon you!
        Sweet Cash Shop
    Looking for a great Valentine's Gift?
    We've updated our cash shop with a brand new Valentine's Egg that features lovely new costumes (details below).
    The Valentine's Egg  is yours to keep or share with your beloved ones and comes with brand new costumes.

    A long with older fan favorites, we've added an all new "Wings of Love" to our store front.
    Only available during the season of love!

        Valentine's Egg Content
    The Valentine's Egg  is available in our ingame cash shop.
    Each Valentine's Egg will reward you with 1 randomly picked Valentine's themed costume.
    Bonus Drop:
    Each Valentine's Egg has a small chance to reward you with a unique Blue Unicorn Pet!
    It eats Star Powder that you can purchase throughout the year from the pet merchant in Althea.

    Costume List:

        Quest: The Original
    Heart Island, the most romantic place in Jawaii. Meet the original Cupid to listen to his miracles. He may have a few gears hidden in his quiver.
        Quest: Cupid the 2nd
    He's in need of supplies to spread any further love in Midgard. This is your chance to ask him for a Romantic Gent or Valentines Topper. He's known to hangout at lonely places, somewhere near the Goldring field.
        Quest: Pinkamenias Returning
    The lovely Pinkamenia in Moscovia is in need of Love Flowers again. (mosk_in,21,246)
    But first you may have to help the extraordinary baker to get one of Pinkamenias rewards.
     We wish everyone a happy Valentine's Day!


    16th Anniversary

    GatheringRO's birthday is just around the corner!
    On February 15th, Gathering Ragnarok Online turns 16!
    That's why during the entire month of february we're returning with our annual Legend of the four Lords quest line!
        Legend of the four Lords
    Discover the legend of the four Lords, ancient leaders who ones vowed to protect our lands.
    This time limited event comes with several event exclusive rewards for you to unlock!
    [Visit our dedicated event page]

        Event Rewards
    Our anniversary events allows you to unlock the following costumes and/or exclusive pets!


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    Dear Santa

    Our Letter to Santa
    Dear Santa,
    Our community has been nice and kind to each other throughout the entire year!
    I know you're busy handing out presents in Althea already, but I hope you can fullfill some players wishes once again!

    Merry Wintersday Santa!

    Every player will either create a piece of art, or write a letter to you.
    Additionaly they'll mentioning their Ingame-Name, their costume-wish and why they desire it so much.
    They have to be creative just like you!

    Sincerely Yours,
        Santa's Answer
    Dear Everade,
    Merry Wintersday to you as well! I would be honored to help your team spread the Wintersday cheer! I'm a very busy old man, so the 10th of January will be the day to handout those precious gifts. Gives me a time to relax a little and more time to take a closer look at all the art pieces and reading all these wonderful letters after all that flyin around!
    That said though there are a few rules to follow.
    Only Costumes are allowed to be wished for The Costume shall not have any power The Costume must already have been available in the past Only one wish per person Give me something unique to read or to look at, i love letters, but only originals! I wish you all a Merry Wintersday!

        Reward Details
    Write your letter to Santa and he might bring you an awesome Christmas Gift!
    Remember that you can only wish for costumes which have already been available before and shall not have any power.
    Be as creative as you can in either your original art piece or letter, Santa will appreciate it.
    Santa will reward up to 3 players who wrote a letter.
    One for the most creative letter to Santa, the other 2 winners will be determined using a random generator.
      Santa will also reward up to 3 Original Art pieces based on its original design and creativity.
      Merry Wintersday!
        Cash Shop Update
    We've added a new Wintersday Surprise Box to the cash shop which has also a small chance to be included in the GRO Gift Box that's being rewarded throughout our Wintersday Event.
    Wintersday Surprise Box
    It includes 1 out of 46 Wintersday themed costumes.
    Has a 20% chance to contain an additional consumable or Wintersday themed headgear.



    Although the nights are long and dark, folks all over Althea are in good cheer - Our holiday festival is now live!
    Visit our dedicated Winter Promotion Page for a detailed season overview.
        Event 01 - Bonus Cash Points
    During the entire Wintersday Season we package an extra +20% Cash Points on top of every Cash Point purchase. The total cash point amount you'll recieve can be reviewed on PayPal before confirmation.
        Event 02 - PvP Bonus Rewards
    Earn bonus currency rewards in both Battlegrounds and War of Emperium!
    Play your favorite battleground and recieve +50% heroism badges in your favorite modes.
    WoE events attended during the Wintersday season will accommodate an additional +20% Emperium Fragments.
        Event 03 - GRO Gift Boxes
    Starting today until the 31th December you've got the chance to win GRO Gift Boxes from several different activities.
    You can earn up to 50 Gift Boxes which contain valuable consumables or wintersday exclusive costumes!
        Event 04 - Santa Letter Event
    Santa's is preparing a pile of presents for the most original artists and writers.
    This forum exclusive event will start at the 10th of December.
    More details will follow.
        Bonus - Gods Smelting
    The Gods Smelting represents the event bonuses mentioned in our Refinement Chance tables of our wiki.
    This is the time to take out your best gear, some refinement material and take use of your best possible chances.
        Wintersday Quests
    Santa and his little helpers showed up all around midgard awaiting your help in exchange for headgears and consumable gifts.
    For more details visit our annual Wintersday page.

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    Shadow's Eve

    It's time to gather for mischief and mayhem during this year's Shadow's Eve!
    Our anual events have returned and shines with new rewards for you to unlock.
        Spooky Machine
    The Spooky Machine can be found in front of the Adventure Guild.
    Interact with the machine to recieve a Cracked Buckler shield. Equip the shield and interact with it once more.

    It will attempt to upgrade your Cracked Buckler as high as it possibly can until it breaks.
    Depending on which upgrade level the item breaks, you will get a prize in return! If the buckler is upgraded to +10 or higher you'll get a Shadow's Eve Egg which includes a mystery costume and a chance for more!
    This event can be played once per day.
        Spooky Cash Shop

    Unlock brand new costumes that have been packed into the updated Shadow's Eve Egg!
    We've also added annual wing costumes that fit the theme. Go grab them while they're still available!
    Our pet costume roaster has also recieved new additions and is now featuring a total of 8 cute costume pets.
        Scatleton & Skelion Cute Pet
    There's a small chance to get one exclusive Pet ( Scatleton or  Skelion Pet) randomly out of a Shadow's Eve Egg.
    Their favorite food Fresh Fish and Yummy Meat can both be purchased with regular zeny in Althea's pet shop throughout the year.


        Shadow Quests
    When the leaves start falling, our annual Event has started, including all of our previous Halloween Event quests.
    You can repeat each one of them, even if you've finished them during the past years!

        Shadow's Eve Invasion
    Shadows are upon us! They've risen from the deepest darkness and are attacking Althea's citizens!
    The invasion takes place in Althea and has a bigger chance to trigger automatically (every hour) than our common invasions.

    Invasion takes place within the boundaries of the orange marked area.

    Take part in this years Shadow's Eve invasion led by Shadow's Kiel and get the chance to get your hands on a rare Halloween Coin dropped by the special Ghostring only!
    Make sure you activate the command @aloot item 6658 before participating in the invasion.

    Our Event Staff Laura will exchange each Halloween Coin for a Shadow's Eve Egg!

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    Summer Event

    Summer has arrived in Midgard, and what better way to beat the heat than by heading down to the water for some good ol' fashioned fishin' fun? The waters all across the land are absolutely rippling with aquatic activity, so what are you waiting for? Grab your fishing rod, bring your friends and let's go!
    You don't have a fishing rod?!
    We'll have to fix that real quick!
        How To Start
    Head on over to Althea, by the pond, and talk to the Giant Spirit Aegir.
    If you give him the money he needs, he'll fix you up a rod of your choice, including some bait.
    Return to Aegir with your best catches to redeem his personal gear!

    PRO TIP: Higher quality rods will make it easier for you to catch different variants of fish and goodies, so it's good to have some variety!
    They give you different advantages, just like your Lure & Bait, which help beginners to find their way around certain obstacles.
    It's possible to unlock even better rods if you get lucky. Talk to Aegir to get further details, tips & tricks on how to go around with your fishing equipment. One of the 2 highest tier rods is available in our token shop in exchange for gRO Tokens.
        Fishing Spots
    Equip your fishing rod and fish your way around Rune-Midgard!
    There are fishing spots all over the world, all labelled as Fishing Spot.
    Once you see ripples in the water, click on it to start fishin'! Choose your rod, your bait, and cast away!

    PRO TIP: Enable sound effects to find fishing spots. It also helps you additionaly for faster reaction speeds.
    It is also recommended to switch your fishing areas after an extensive fishing session, as the fish population will decrease and needs to replenish.
    Areas/towns/fields/dungeons which are nearby share a total population with each other! So make sure you travel far enough before continuing your fishing session.
        Lure & Bait
    As mentioned above, you can obtain rods from Aegir, but he also sells some basic lure and living bait.
    Based on your choice, the lure/bait may increase your chances of catching Rare Fish by increasing your initial reaction and fight time.
    You can certainly fish with the basic lure and rods only, but it won't be easy to catch anything rare that way!
    Certain caught fishes may be perfect as a new and bigger bait, which will further help you to catch something even bigger.

    PRO TIP: Take a close look at everything that you're catching.
    You never know what you're going to catch, but using better lure and bait will help you to succeed.
    If you're struggling with harder catches, swap your rod and lure to compensate for your skill.
        Fishes / Sea Animals
    There's a huge variety of fishes, trash and other shiny things which you may encounter. But be careful... monsters might be hungry for some more than just a little bait. Some fish types, monsters or other loot might be more rare, depending on your fishing area. For instance a fishing spot within a dungeon might have a higher chance for a boss monster to appear than if you're fishing in a town. Follow your natural instincts!

    PRO TIP: Some fish can steal your basic rods and bait even though you have been successful. Upgrading to an advanced rod can help to prevent that.
    Some sea animals have swallowed precious treasure for you take out of them.
    The faster you have to react, and the faster the fishing action bar is moving, the bigger/better the fish/catch! If you can't hold onto the harder ones, make sure to swap to a better rod and bait combo.
        More Rewards
    There's a big variety of rewards which you can get your slippery hands on.
    As mentioned already, Aegir exchanges big fish for his personal gear.

    His wife, Ran the Water Spirit is seeking for her lost daughters.
    She's claiming that they might appear as weird looking fishes to you.
    Return them to Ran, and she will greatly reward you with Blue Sea Eggs from the cash shop.

    PRO TIP: Ran rewards you with an additional Exotic Exclusive if you can help her to return all of her 9 lost daughters!
    The sea & ponds are full with all kinds of treasures to find, so keep on fishin'!
        Fishing Screenshots
    Share your fishing experience with the community!
    Don't forget to tell us your ingame character name and show us your favourite fishing spot & catch.
    The 3 most innovative fishing themed screenshots will be rewarded with some extra Blue Sea Eggs!

    Get creative, and tell us your story with an image ~
    ~ [ Submit your entry as a comment down below ]
    "Grant me the serenity to accept the size of the fish i catch, the courage not to lie about it, and the wisdom to know that none of my fishing buddies would believe me anway."

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