It’s hard to believe that Valhalla Lost has been running (continuously) for 15 years! The shard started off as a family game in Odin’s basement after he discovered the first emulators and Freya was enjoying playing on OSI. From there it grew as the family invited their friends and family to play.
So what’s in store for Valhalla Lost? We run the POL core and there has been a resurgence in updating the core so we will be moving to the latest one. We also plan to move from Mondain’s Legacy onto the High Seas client (the latest client offered straight from OSI) with all the High Seas glory. Unfortunately, we’re still updating the maps so it wasn’t able to be brought out in time for the anniversary but we’re getting there! Soon there will be galleons, new quests, new skills and a revamped combat system and many customs items to find!
Happy New Year to all our brave warriors at Valhalla. We had a few ball drops as we celebrated midnight at various time zones then danced at the club.
Also, congratulations to Shirousa for winning the Gingerbread House decorating contest and to Allanon for his Dress An Henchie Elf. The top three will be made into hostile npcs for next year!
We wish all our warriors a Happy Thanksgiving with lots of turkey hunting at Turkey Isle, lots of pie and for no death cries for when the turkeys escape tomorrow and seek their revenge!
Winner of the Scary Story Contest is Odeth BuisyBeard.
It seemed like any other day in Valhalla. Birds were singing at the town square. Merchants were hustling and bustling. And thieves were, well of course, thieving. I had decided to take a stroll to the garden just outside the city walls. It was a place for great tale telling, gossip and the usual banter. After wasting near half the day sifting through all the leg pulling and witty remarks being thrown about, I realized I had better stop stalling before I ended up with nothing in hand for dinner. As I strolled down the path north from town, I had noticed a strange portal out of the corner of my eye. Could it lead to another realm perhaps? Possibly leading to better hunting grounds? The sounds and smell as I approached would reveal otherwise. I proceeded to step into the portal because, well, who would pass on a story like that! Adventure and fame, or certain doom. I would prefer the former (who wouldn’t – Ed). Upon entering, I had stepped into a thick and eerie mist that seemed to linger just above the ground.
What does Odeth find in the portal? Will it be fame and fortune (isn’t it always?). Find out in-game!
It was a beautiful vampire ceremony under the watch of Vladimir Bloodbane as his daughter, Sora Darkrose and Matt Jess tied the knot to become Sora and Matt Bloodbane. All the best to both of you.
Pugdug the Easter Orc says…
Eggs, eggs, squish ‘em and hide ‘em.
Go ’round an’ smell to find dem.
Step, step, squish and lick your toe,
Spin round fast and throw up slow.
On Valentine’s Day, Sedrick the Cupid Dragon showed up around the lands of Valhalla. It was a mad search for him but one brave little gassy orc found him, killed him and got his special head. Good job, Elga. And to all those hunting Valentine Bears, we hope you found the special prizes!
And a belated congratulations to Ghrim Darksbane for blowing away the competition at the gingerbread house decorating contest. Odin Claus was very pleased with your contribution and let out a large burp as his way of saying, “good job”… you deserve it.
The warriors of Valhalla haven’t been very good boys and girls this year as Krampus has come to visit!
Was it because of naughty little orcs who blow their noses all over the gardens signs leaving green piles of icky goo? Or those who like to hunt down innocent wild elves? Or the really naughty people who tame cute bunnies and make them fight to the death?
Krampus likes to hang around the forests outside of towns. He is not a regular spawn so you will have to keep looking around for him. And he has a chance to drop a special bracelet!
We had a frightening amount of entries this year for the Dress-Up Your Henchie Competition. It was the players who voted for these top three: starting with Wonder Woman by Lacey Blackstone, Headmaster Dumbledore by Elga and Jon Snow by Varyund Syanthis who knew enough to take third place.