After a day of tracking down anomalies on the server, I tracked the for evil presences into Folrart! Luckily, I was able to corner them with my experimental Dragonrider file (I'm only annoyed that I didn't get a chance to play Millia). If it wasn't for my suspicions about the nature of the disturbance, I wouldn't have tucked away the two surprises into that file that enabled me to win by the skin of my teeth...https://login.alteil.com/auditorium/ind ... 6b2eb2aef5
But the battle is only half the story...
It seems that when Katheedra was defeated last year, her four servants (Salvation Saint Pucera, 3rd Emperor Jochim, Revolutionary Leopold and Dragon Path King Galfc) escaped and have been hiding on our server! It seems they joined forces with an unknown Iczer (and Batora-fied him), possibly a convert? After defeating them in battle, Karite (The Four Gods' Emissary on Alteil) was able to capture the weakened servants and now holds them prisoner!
Karite has investigated these four, and has determined they are not followers of Batora themselves. Each were once powerful people on other worlds, worlds far from Lavato. Pucera was a great warrior who tried to force her entire world into the service of her god. Jochim was an emperor who conquered his entire planet, and retained the ability to defeat any other warrior in the world in single combat even after he had grown old. Leopold was a soldier who fought to free his people from tyranny, until he caused the downfall of his nation himself. Finally, Galfc was a master of the Dragon Path, a system of analysis and strategy that allowed him to take his king from the ruler of a small borderland kingdom to the most powerful person in his world.
The evil disciple of Batora, the Iczer named Katheedra enslaved these four and turned them to Batora's evil power. The good news is that Karite can undo this effect. It'll take him about two weeks, but Karite's pretty sure the four can be purified. Although, they will have to be bound to one of the four basic forces that control Lavato: Refess, Lawtia, Gowen and Falkow.
So here's the plan, in two weeks, on OCTOBER 15, Pucera, Jochim, Leopold and Galfc will become available in the Card Shop as EX BATORA CARD PACK 1!
EDIT - added Leopold's backstory, somehow that got left out.
"Scissors are overpowered. Rock is fine." -Paper