A Tour of the Planes
Patch Notes - August 4, 2009
We will be performing extended maintenance this week in preparation for the next major content patch, 1.5. We expect the server and the new content to go live 8 PM CST on Friday, August 7th. Until then, feel free to peruse the Patch Preview.
Patch 1.5: Shadows Of Amn
With the Black Talon all but shattered, the Sword Coast slowly moves on. But the Talon’s leader, Damon Gant, has escaped to join his allies in the city of Athkatla, a city not known for patience or honesty. His is not the only tale to be told in the Jewel of Amn, and many are the deeds that will be accomplished before he sees the light of justice.
Athkatla, City of Coin
Far to the south of Baldur’s Gate, Athkatla is the capital of the nation of Amn and a powerhouse of trade, both legitimate and illicit. Considered a pilgrimage site for followers of Waukeen, the City of Coin is rumoured to have streets paved with gold. This is, of course, untrue, especially in the slums and the notorious Docks districts, where people are poor and crime is rife.
A number of loose ends lead to Athkatla, and intrepid players will find new quests to solve, and new rewards to claim. Before all is said and done, the chief of the Black Talon will be brought to heel. What questions will remain unanswered in the aftermath?
New Instance – The Fargodeep Mines
With the Black Talon all but eliminated, commerce and travel along the Sword Coast resumes. But tales of vicious bandits have been replaced with new horrors, this time from the mining town of Nashkel. A wealth of copper, iron, and other metals wait to be discovered within the Cloud Peaks, and the many mines that that dot the landscape are testament to the drive to exploit these resources. By far the largest and most profitable of these is the Fargodeep Mine complex.
At least, it was.
Now, many to believe that the mine is haunted; fevered tales of fel spirits striking through the rock, and of dead miners returning to plague the living, have rocked the town to its core. Will you brave the Mines and learn the truth?