Allods Online: Astral Odyssey brought many great revelations on the nature of Sarnaut, the essence of the Astral Demons and what motivates the Great Mages. Secrets from both factions were revealed and the truth about Vlad was discovered. If you thought that brought you great knowledge of the lands you roam and fight for then think again! Allods Online: Renaissance will reveal secrets that will make even Aidenus and Yasker tremble in fear. How you find them out, where you go in search of them and how dangerous your quest will be can now be revealed. It begins on the Isle of Revelation, and ends in the Cave of Tka Rik....
You will need to travel to the Isle of Revelation, the home of the mysterious Director who first sent you back through time to Kirah to change the course of Sarnautian history. You know now that he goes by many names, one of them being the Master, and here you will need to visit the Citadel to learn how you will enter the Cave of Tka Rik to face your most daunting challenges yet. In the Citadel you will find the servant of the Master that goes by the name The Master's Voice. This creature will set you challenges that will enable you to prove your worthiness to learn Sarnaut's secrets, and will also provide you with the Crystal Helmet needed to access the cave.
We will try and not spoil the revelations that await you once you have passed these tests. As you will find out, there are some things that can be told but also some things that you must learn for yourself. But we can tell you that you will enter into the cave to be greeted by the ghost of a famous Sarnautian, that of Ath-Zak. He has been charged with remaining in this place so that he may keep the Astral Demons that would destroy all of Sarnaut at bay. There is a reason he has been chosen, just as there is a way in which he accomplishes his task. All of this will be revealed in-game, but the real question is who has set him this task and why? He isn't the only one awaiting you in the cave, you will also have to contend with both friend and foe as you struggle to come to terms with the true history of Sarnaut.
Being Sarnaut learning these secrets aren't as easy as just asking what they are of course. Players will be required to be Level 46 before entering the Cave of Tka Rik. From here the ghost of Ath Zak will reward you for completing trials by giving you further information relating to the June People, the origins of the Great Dragons and the Astral Demons and the history of Sarnaut itself. Its pretty shocking stuff so prepare yourself before entering, as the toughness of the trials compares in difficulty with the challenge of the knowledge you will acquire. Ath Zak will give you Three Trials, ones that will see you pitted against many creatures that you will have met in Sarnaut, Astral Demons and a further challenge that will test you to the very limits.
(That small guy with wings at the bottom is me! The challenge is that big!)
If you thought your adventures in the Cave of Tka Rik ends there then think again! One of Klavdia Kalugina's trials that we told you about in the last Focus
to allow you the power of Reincarnation will send you back to the cave. Here you will under go a series of tests to prove you worthiness of this special prize. The challenges will appear at random, and you will be given three attempts every time you chance the quest. You could be asked to collect 30 Energy Capsules from inside the cave, to survive 5 minutes with some of Sarnaut's fiercest creatures or any of the other 8 challenges in any order. Klavdia will provide you with a few special powers to aid you in your challenge though, so be sure to pay attention to what she tells you!
We wish we could tell you more about the secrets that are revealed in this guide, we really do, but they are too massive to simply put in here. What we can say is that they will redefine everything you think you know about Sarnaut. They will give you a full understanding of what the Astral Demons, June People and the Great Dragons are, and how their roles compare to yours as you create Sarnautian lore with your adventures, and they will also provide you with information that will make the conflict between the Empire and the League seem like a friendly Naked Gibberling Race. Not only do you get the major new trials, and subsequent reveals, but there are also further trials awaiting you in the Cave of Tka Rik once you have learnt all that you can about the secrets of Sarnaut. Its a great new instance to officially usher in the Renaissance in Allods Online, but it won't end there, as Tka Rik also reveals the first clues about a Dead City that will be waiting for you in the future.....