It may feel like it has been a long time coming, but Allods Online, the free-to-play MMORPG from Gala Networks Europe, will be officially launched on May 11th in conjunction with the Volume 4 expansion.
We knew it was coming and now we know when. Volume 4: Astral Odyssey will bring with it, alongside an increase of the level cap to 47, two new zones. The first zone, Kirah, has now been detailed further with official lore:
“A century ago, the tiny allod of Kirah was rich with the meteorite needed to transverse the vast Astral. Hungry for advantage in their ongoing war against the Empire, the League army invaded Kirah, hoping to claim its resources as their own. The Empire, however, put up a bitter fight, and after a night of fierce fighting, dawn rose on a bloody battlefield with many dead on both sides. It was then, when both great armies were at their weakest, that tragedy struck. The Astral itself seemed to tear open and begin devouring Kirah. Demons flooded from the tear and destroyed entire armadas of fleeing ships. When all was said and done, Kirah had been destroyed and a scant handful of survivors limped towards their home cities.”
The possibilities for the unique allod of Kirah are expanded further as the mysterious overlord known as ‘the Director’ comes to the fore and hints at the reason for Volume 4’s title emerge:
“Those who have survived the trials of Gipat will come face-to-face with he who taunted and tormented them: The Director. Though his true name is a mystery, he is here once again to guide intrepid adventurers towards their destiny or, more accurately, towards unmaking their own destiny.
What if it were possible to create a new past? What if the League and Empire, rather than slaying each other, stood together against the demon incursion and beat them back into the abyss? What if Kirah survived and flourished, how would the scattered world of the allods be different?
The Director is ready to teach you how to traverse time itself and use the Ashes of the Past, which carry with them memories of all the events that came before, to stop that bloody night and change Sarnaut forever.”