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January Edit

02 Last chance to get Trinket Heart!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Last chance to get Trinket Heart! - [NPC] Ivan Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:07 pm

Friends, it's been a long couple of days. I partied just a bit too hard ringing in the new year, and as the clock winds down for our newest Chance Item, I'm reminded of what I was doing as the clock struck twelve... I was sitting on the floor of my apartment, dipping my entire hand in a jug of nacho cheese sauce and licking it off. Don't ask how I decided that was a good idea, because I don't remember.

My penchant for dipping appendages in room temperature cheese sauce isn't the only thing that comes alive at the stroke of midnight! In the tale of Trinket Heart, Caius the soldier and Melody the ballerina come alive to dance the night away. One night, however, the terrible jack-in-the-box steals Caius' wind-up heart, leaving Melody determined to get it back.

Join Melody on her quest to recover Caius' heart, and you'll receive something wonderful—a Cash Shop favorite, a valuable rare item, or one of these new exclusives:

Don't delay! Trinket Heart leaves the Cash Shop on Friday, January 4! Grab one now, or get the bundle for nine chances at the best stuff!

Get Chance Items!

03 Convention Tour: Sac Anime: Winter 2013!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Sac Anime: Winter 2013! - DJ Helsing Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:54 pm

Sac Anime: Winter 2013: Sacramento, CA

Where: Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, CA

Panel: January 6th 2013, 1:30pm – 3:00pm Featured Events - Hall D


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes, glimpses at Gaia's future and a opportunity to contribute your feedback and help improve the site. In addition, we’ll be hosting a Gaia Game Show, an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and win some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2013 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the Conventioneer Achievement.

We hope to see you there... and if we don't, hopefully we'll be in your neck of the woods sometime very soon. Check out the Convention Tour page for details about all the upcoming stops in 2013!

Check out the Gaia 2013 Convention Tour


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

03 A Friendly Request to White-List Ads on Gaia! :)Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement A Friendly Request to White-List Ads on Gaia! :) - siskataya Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:53 pm

Hey everyone!

We wanted to reach out to you today about white-listing advertisements on Gaia Online.

First of all, we understand why many of you don't like to see ads online, and we don't blame you! Sometimes ads can be annoying and intrusive. For this reason, many of you have chosen to block seeing ads everywhere you go online, and we appreciate why you've done this.

What you might not realize, however, is that ads on Gaia are a great way for us to earn revenue so we can continue to provide you with this fabulous corner of the internet! Ad revenue allows us to continue supporting the site, fixing bugs, and developing fun and new activities for you all to enjoy!

Please check out this Mini-FAQ for more information on how you can help Gaia by viewing ads we show on site: White-listing Ads on Gaia Mini-FAQ

Regardless of what you decide to do, we thank you for listening! smilies_biggrin

Sisky

03 Cash Shop Update: Celestial Origins Bundle!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Celestial Origins Bundle! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:52 pm

Good afternoon, Gaians. It's funny, you'd probably think that after traversing time and space, Mintaka and I would be sick of stories involving the heavens-- but you'd be wrong! Those are actually some of our favorites. Specifically, the old mythological tale our newest item series is based on is quite exquisite. Get the whole thing at once by grabbing the Celestial Origins Bundle, and you'll also net yourself a new exclusive!

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Two siblings, Haenim and Dalnim, find themselves in great peril as they're chased up a tree by a ferocious tiger. The hungry tiger finds an axe to chop them down, but the siblings pray to the heavens to send down a rope and save them. The heavens answer by lowering a brilliant celestial rope, and the pair climb upwards. The tiger, watching them escape, requests a rope to follow them but is instead granted a rotten rope that breaks and sends him plummeting back to the ground. Safe in the heavens, Haenim becomes the sun and Dalnim the moon.

Haenim, the brave older brother, knew his blade would not be enough to stop the tiger, so he pulled his sister to safety up a tree. Item includes hanbok, baji, boots, ponytail wig, belt and fringed woldo.

Dalnim, the stubborn younger sister, finds her arrows are ineffectual against the tiger and must escape to the heavens with her brother. Includes jeogori, hanbok, silken shoes, wig, ayum, bow and arrow case.

Horangi, the vicious tiger, has an unstoppable appetite and will not give up the hunt until his prey is caught. Includes his striped tail.

Get the three above items at once by purchasing the Celestial Origins Bundle, and you'll receive the new exclusive Heaven's Gift! The heavens have blessed you with a celestial rope, braided belt, binyeo, axe and heavenly tree.


Visit the Cash Shop now to try the items on and pick them up if they tickle your cosmic fancy. See you there!

Visit the Cash Shop

04 Last chance to get Super Prize 2012!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Last chance to get Super Prize 2012! - [NPC] Ivan Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:35 pm

Standing on the roof with my hair and tie whipping from the swirling winds, I watched the sunset knowing that he's out there somewhere. The one who turned on me after years of faithful friendship is roaming this town. Such profound treachery. I squinted as I looked into the last glint of sun setting behind the hills and took the last bite of my danish, then spent the remainder of my break carving "No Copies But What We Make" into the picnic table. I should've finished that copier off while I had the chance.

Never miss an opportunity to do what you need to do! Super Prize 2012 is still available in the Cash Shop, but it won't be for long! Open one and you'll receive one of 2012's Chance Items, a brand new recolor of a highly-sought-after CI item, or perhaps even a new SDPlus doll of myself doing something incredible. Have a look, and don't forget the illustration at the bottom of this announcement!


Inside each Super Prize 2012 is one of the following:

• Underland
• Radiant Galaxy
• Love Charm III
• Club Limbo
• Gauntlets & Goblins
• Radio Havok
• Digital Rainbow
• Runic Challenge
• Forgotten Reverie
• Champion Halls
• Dark Reflection 2
• Cryptic Path


Or a new recolor of a popular CI item:

• Neapolitan Pandalita
• Hyde's Redemption
• Pepper the Cat


Or perhaps even an SDPlus doll of yours truly, where I am...

• Eating a burrito in my car
• Riding a copy machine like a mechanical bull
• Wearing a Gaia President Diedrich suit
• ...or dressed another way entirely!


Super Prize 2012 is available right now in the Cash Shop. Grab one or a bundle of nine to maximize your chances at the best stuff! It leaves the Cash Shop on Monday, January 7, so get it while you can!


Visit the Cash Shop

Click below for a full-size view of the Super Prize 2012 illustration!

04 EI Report: Stinger!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Stinger! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:37 pm

Happy Friday, EI fans! This week's report has a lot to do with sneaking around, which is unfortunately something I've been doing a lot of lately, since my mom has been staying over since the holidays and she's a very light sleeper. She's pretty old, bless her heart, but she seems to sleep about 21 hours a day and at the slightest creak she'll sit up and shout, "They're coming in heavy from the side!" or, "We're going to need knives!" but it's like, come on mom, you were never in a war. You worked at a buffet, sheesh. Oh hey, items!

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Stinger - The Horned Beetle soldier enters the grand foyer of the Honey Bee Clan's fortress. It's an impressive room under normal circumstances, but today the eerie silence makes it feel lonely and neglected.

The soldier skirts around the perimeter heading towards the largest of the doors but is stopped by debris littering the room... no, this is not debris. These are the broken shards of the Beetle Clan's laurel horns worn only on the days of battle. Looks like some of his other clan members had the same idea but were met with resistance.

He must hurry now... it's important that he be the one to steal Stinger first, for some of his clan members are so heartless and savage that to have them win the leadership would spell certain death for the entire Horned Beetle Clan.


So exciting! Speaking of exciting, when I get off work tonight I'm going to try to rappel in through the bathroom window so as not to freak anybody out. Vote in the weekly EI poll! See you next week!

07 Heralds of Chaos: now open to all Gaians!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Heralds of Chaos: now open to all Gaians! - [NPC] Battlemaster Iona Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:22 pm

Welcome to the world of Heralds of Chaos! Choose your side, fight for control of strange lands, cast powerful spells, and battle vicious enemies to take dominion over a world descending into oblivion.

If you’ve played collectible card games, Heralds of Chaos gameplay will ring familiar-- build an army, summon units, perform attacks, and cast spells from hundreds of cards available. Customize your deck, command your army on an ever-changing world map, and use strategic thinking to outwit and defeat your opponents.

The Heralds of Chaos beta test has been a great success so far, in large part due to the invaluable feedback of our first rounds of Gaian testers. Now we're opening up the game to all Gaians! Not only will you be among the first to check out the game before it launches elsewhere and on other platforms, you'll also get Gaia Gold for each game you play. Watch the official trailer, then suit up and conquer your opponents! The Heralds of Chaos forum is a great place to get started. Have fun!

Play Heralds of Chaos

08 Seals on January's Advance Chance seem weaker...Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Seals on January's Advance Chance seem weaker... - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:05 pm

Friends, my anticipation for this month's CI release is reaching its tipping point. You know how you can tell if an egg is cooked or not by spinning it on a table? This morning I was doing that with the Advance Chances I'd picked up and, well, I think these things are just about cooked. By that I mean I think something's about to happen with them. The seals seem to be weakening, and quickly.

What will the next CI be? Nobody knows, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the January Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.


Something's happening with these babies soon! Now's the time to grab Advance Chance!

09 Visit with guests from another time at the Impractical Gala!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Visit with guests from another time at the Impractical Gala! - [NPC] Ivan Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:39 pm

Anyone who knows me will know that I'm not big into parties. I've only been to a few, and they're usually loud, wild, raucous affairs. I stopped going to them after I once woke up the next morning in a shrub, wearing nothing but a series of taped-together spreadsheets fashioned into rudimentary briefs. I ran to my car and reclined the seat so I could sleep without being seen, and finally drove home the following evening under cover of darkness.

Not all parties end so badly—Brennivin's got an exclusive invitation to the Impractical Gala! It's a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet wizards from all across time. The idea of hobnobbing with guests from such strange places promises to be a huge inspiration for his clothing line... but will you help Brennivin get up the nerve to actually go? Come along and you'll get something fantastic! It could be a Cash Shop favorite, a valuable rare item, or a brand new exclusive:

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Get Impractical Gala from the Cash Shop now, or get a bundle of nine to maximize your chances of getting the best stuff!

By the way, those lucky enough to receive SDPlus Blind Boxes will notice that they work a little differently than they used to. When you open an SDPlus Blind Box you'll receive a package with a year on it, and that package will contain an SDPlus doll from the year listed. This affects all existing SDPlus Blind Boxes, too!

Get Chance Items!

11 EI Report: Stinger!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Stinger! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:13 pm

Good afternoon, EI fans! We're having an office party today in the lab, and someone ordered one of those extremely long sub sandwiches. It's got to be at least 30 feet long. It's so big that we can't get it all the way inside, so we've got the front door open and part of it is sticking out into the parking lot. We can't leave until we eat enough of it to pull what's left of the sandwich inside. I've eaten probably 4 feet of this thing already and my eyes feel like they're swelling shut from all the bologna. Everyone's sweating and groaning. Ugh, we'll keep going, though. Oh yeah, items!

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Stinger - The Horned Beetle soldier stealthily slips from room to room through the silent Honey Bee clan lair. The large hallway coming off the foyer has been gently sloping downward in a large spiral for the last mile. Instinct tells him he has chosen the correct path. On either side, spacious rooms and smaller hallways branch out into an endless maze.

Unexpectedly, a young girl enters from one of the side passages. She is crossing the large hallway when she spots him and freezes, dropping the tray of drinks she was carrying. Here in front of him is the sworn enemy-- one of the nefarious Honey Bee Clan, responsible for the death of his leader and years of chaos back home. She stands surprised and weaponless. It would be so easy to run her through with his sword and exact revenge. He feels rage running through his arms as he raises the sword above her head, but look of innocence and fear in her eyes stopped him, and he knocked her out cold with a blow from the blunt end. She was no warrior... just a young girl, perhaps a servant, and he was not as ruthless as he believed himself to be.


What a great update to Stinger! But augh, so much sandwich. I need to go eat more. Go cast your vote in the weekly EI poll, please! Ah, don't worry Baby Sub! Mama's comin'!

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15 January's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement January's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:42 pm

Ahhh, the 15th is here! I can finally hold the Monthly Collectibles in my hands...they’re so beautiful!

January’s Monthly Collectibles unveil a sparkling fairy and cold vengeance:

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Yuki Otoko is out for revenge with a tattered robe, frostbitten limbs, cursed sword, and frozen hair.

Silver Sprite will bring you great joy with a shimmering cape, glimmering tabard, and sparkling circlet. You can even transform into the little sprite herself!

These items will only be available this month only, so get ‘em while you can!

Visit the Cash Shop

17 Cash Shop Update: Rapid EI Bundle #6!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Rapid EI Bundle #6! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:08 pm

Friends, we've been working on something special! Our savvy lab technicians have taken three of the neatest recent REIs and strapped them together into a single bundle, and then included a special recolor that you can't find anywhere else! Take a look:

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Rapid EI Bundle #6 contains Le Carousel, Mineiro Scroll, and Band of Bremen. Grab one and you'll also get a new recolor of Rosamund's Revenge called Rosamund's Redemption.


It's available in the Cash Shop right now! This is a great way to get caught up in case you've missed a few REIs, and not to mention get that dazzling new recolor. See you again Friday for your usual EI report!

18 EI Report: Stinger!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Stinger! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:23 pm

Are you ready for some science? You'd better be, because science is ready for you. And if science catches you unprepared, buddy, you're going to get electrocuted or irradiated or jettisoned into the vacuum of space with a comical FOOMP sound! Ahem. My apologies; I'm a little riled up from thinking about weird bugs. Which brings us to this week's EI update:

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In this week's Stinger evolution, the hallway spirals tighter as the Horned Beetle soldier descends further down. Finally around the next corner he reaches the end! A large doorway stands open revealing a huge throne room, so large that the walls disappear into the darkness. Inside he can barely make out the shapes of a large throne and masses flitting in the air. All that doesn't matter because what really catches his eye is Stinger embedded in the middle of the room, an unnatural glow shining off it's blade. Here is his prize but first he must dispatch the pair of Honey Bee guards flying towards him.


NOW are you ready for science? Good. You can grab Stinger-- and plenty of other great items, of course-- in the Gaia Cash Shop. Also, remember to stop by and share your opinions in our weekly EI poll. Have a great weekend, EI fans!

22 Gold Shops: New high-end styles, tropical garments and more!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold Shops: New high-end styles, tropical garments and more! - [NPC] Josie Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:36 pm

Good afternoon, Gaians! We're stocking the shelves with new fashions at several shops today, and there's such variety that it makes me a little dizzy. I'm not prone to getting dizzy at all, either. In fact, the only other time I can recall being dizzy was when this huge buff guy picked me up and spun me around at the fair. There was an awful mix-up and I somehow got entered into a wrestling match, oh, it was bad! Never thought I'd clobber a guy with a folding chair before! Have a look at some of the new goodies: User Image

My shop, Global Imports, is featuring a variety of new elegant tropical garments and nomadic gear for harsh living on the tundra. If you're looking for something a little more high-end, H&R Wesley has many new fancy looks for discerning tastes. There are also new items at Gambino Outfitters and Prize & Joy that are definitely worth checking out.

See you at the shops! And bring lots of Gold! Sweet, sweet Gold!

Visit the Shops!

23 Monthly Update: January 2013Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Monthly Update: January 2013 - DJ Helsing Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:11 pm

Hi, Gaians! We've got a quick video update to share with you-- in order to keep the Gaia community in the know, we've decided to do monthly video updates (starring yours truly) that let you know exactly what we've been up to lately and what's in store for the coming month.

We also have an opinion poll set up, so your voice can be heard and your thoughts can shape Gaia's future. Be sure to cast your vote and earn a free Wing Sticker.


To participate in the Monthly Update Poll, just click this rad button:

Vote in the Poll

24 Cash Shop Update: Elemental Raver Bundle!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Elemental Raver Bundle! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:53 pm

Good afternoon, Gaians! Rigel and I have been absorbing a great deal of popular media lately, thanks in part to a 13" television we found by the side of the road. Particularly fascinating to us have been raves and "the club," so we set out to study them for ourselves. After waiting in line for hours and paying an exorbitant cover fee, we found a disorienting environment filled with flashing beams of light, loud music, a shirtless accountant hanging from a light fixture, and a foul-smelling, floor-hugging fog that prevented us from knowing when we were stepping on sleeping people. Truth be told, we can see the appeal, but it's not for us.

Nevertheless, we've got some new items in the shop that celebrate the rave as well as the four classical elements, and if you grab them all at once by buying the Elemental Rave Bundle, you'll receive a new animated exclusive that you can't get anywhere else!

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Luminous Pangea - Everything you need to shatter continents! Comes with pigtailed brown-blonde hair, gilded top and skirt, earthen socks, and a ring of shattered rocks!

Dread Ocean - The dancer of the depths, where lights shine the brightest! Included is a living water poi, bounded hair, tidal shirt and shoes, and slick-looking wave pants!

Tamed Twister - Turning tables and heads, the Tamed Twister keeps the music going! Includes wind turning gloves, highlighted coat, pants, headphones, and hair!

Cherry Flare - Who better to bring a little spark to the party? Includes flare, blouse, chained pants, sneaker pumps, and wild hair!

Grab the Elemental Rave Bundle and you'll receive all four items above, plus the new animated exclusive, Astra-63: Full Spectrum! Just what you need to complete your late night party-- MORE BRIGHT LIGHTS!


Check out the Cash Shop today and try these babies on! The club won't be able to handle you!

Visit the Cash Shop

25 EI Report: Finale of Stinger!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Finale of Stinger! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:02 pm

Happy Friday, EI mavens! We've gotten so much work done around the office this week! Our building's landlords came in for their yearly inspection and brought a black light to check for stains. To make a long story short, the half of the building we'd used as a raccoon house to keep them away from the experiments has now been cordoned off and deemed a biohazard. Now that we don't have to mop twice a day and check Big Momma for ticks, we're getting loads of stuff done! Oh, right, the items!

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Stinger - The Horned Beetle soldier takes down the two bodyguards and strides into the throne room, coming to a stop a few feet away from the Honey Bee queen. Between them lies the legendary sword, Stinger, deeply embedded in the earth. "We've been expecting you beetle," she hisses. "I've already met your friends."

She points a long spindly arm towards her left where a pile of horned beetle soldiers lie dead. "They weren't one for words," she continues "They came in and began to slaughter all my children so we had to... well... put a stop to that. I tried to keep order but I'm afraid I lost control and my entire army flew off to kill the rest of your savage clan." The soldier's face contorts to one of horror.

"Or maybe you're different from your brethren. You did, after all, spare my daughter." The queen gestures with her other arm and a young girl with bandages on her head and an angry expression comes forward. It is the "serving girl" he ran into earlier.

The soldier understands what he has to do now. He takes the last few steps forward and grips Stinger's hilt.

"Take it. I will not stop you... or both our clans will perish," the Queen says, "For it was I who wielded Stinger on that grim day many years ago, and used it to cut the head off of your leader. I have lived with the guilt all these years and now my clan is paying for it. Claim Stinger and run me through! My head will be the revenge you've been seeking."

The soldier pulls Stinger out of the ground in one fluid motion. He raises the point towards the Queen who stands resignedly in the same spot, showing neither signs of fear or uncertainty. But instead, he lowers the blade and starts walking out. At the entrance, the soldier turns around and yells back, "I will use Stinger! I will use it to bring back peace." He turns around once more and runs out to find the two clans.


Ah, it's so great! I'd love to have a Stinger to swing around, but I try to play with sharp things after what happened to the bounce castle we rented for the company party last year. Oh hey, go vote in the weekly EI poll, and I'll see you next week!

28 Get a head start on February's CI with Advance Chance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Get a head start on February's CI with Advance Chance! - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:15 pm

Sorry if I'm sweaty, I've been working on my vertical leap. Yes, I know, it's still freezing out, but summer's going to be here before we know it, and with it will come our annual company basketball game. Suffice it to say, I've resolved that I'll never get dunked on by Surly Greg quite like that again. Jumping high will also have other benefits off the court, such as jumping up to grab the wads of dust off the air vents, jumping up to pet my cat atop the fridge, and jumping to reach the frisbees atop the roof of my childhood home. See, all this time I'm spending is a smart investment!

Another smart investment would be February's Advance Chance! With it, you'll get February's CI earlier than the others, and can use that to your financial advantage!

What will the next CI be? Nobody knows, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the February Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.


Grab Advance Chance while you can, it's a unique opportunity unlike anything else!

29 New REI: Song of Amour!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New REI: Song of Amour! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:17 pm

EI fans, something's happening! We've discovered a new REI inspired by soft and meaningful music, and it's already looking mighty nice at this early stage, if you don't mind my opinionating. Meet Song of Amour!

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Song of Amour - A sweet song whispers among the winds. The sounds are beautiful, yet somehow sad. It attracts many patrons, young and old, but its sweet song was only made for one.


Ah, it's so good! Admittedly, my personal taste in music usually falls more on the Thrash Metal end of the spectrum, but I'm really feeling this. See you tomorrow for your usual EI Report!

February Edit

01 EI Report: Song of Amour!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Song of Amour! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:25 pm

Hey, EI fans! The fantastic new Song of Amour is wasting no time-- it's already evolved! I've been unable to put down the piles and piles of paperwork generated by this new item. It's such a fascinating one to study! I'm even taking the file cabinet home in my car this weekend. The whole thing... well, OK, there's a real reason I'm doing that. I accidentally filed some parking tickets I'd been meaning to pay in the wrong file cabinet and I need to find them as soon as possible. Don't judge! Oh, hey, items!

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Song of Amour - Faith is a well known singer, and her fans pay huge sums of money and travel around the world just for the chance to hear her voice. Her boss, however, is extremely strict and protective, and maintains a rigid schedule to protect her. He's worried that her beautiful voice will lure the most unwanted of people.

Oh, it's so beautiful! Hey, wait, what time is it? Oh gosh, my parking meter's about to run out. I need to go! Hey, be sure to vote in the weekly EI poll! See you next week!

04 Last chance to grab Impractical Gala!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Last chance to grab Impractical Gala! - [NPC] Ivan Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:25 pm

Friends, I just found out something troubling. One of my favorite musicians of all time, Big Doug, who you may remember as the brains behind the classic hair metal bands Devil's Bathtub and Love Rat, has been released from jail! This is just awful! Now that he's free and has stuff to do, he'll never answer my letters! I'm going to go sulk and listen to Love Rat's first album, Dogs All The Way Down, and try to get over it.

I'm upset that I let a wonderful opportunity pass me by, and now I'll be regretting it forever. Don't do the same with the unforgettable Impractical Gala!

Brennivin's got an exclusive invitation to the Impractical Gala! It's a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet wizards from all across time. The idea of hobnobbing with guests from such strange places promises to be a huge inspiration for his clothing line... but will you help Brennivin get up the nerve to actually go? Come along and you'll get something fantastic! It could be a Cash Shop favorite, a valuable rare item, or a brand new exclusive:


Time is running short, and this fantastic CI will be leaving the Cash Shop on Friday, February 8! Get Impractical Gala or a bundle of nine while you can!

Get Impractical Gala!

05 Cash Shop Update: Lunar Snake Bundle!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Lunar Snake Bundle! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:42 pm

Gaians, we've been busy! Our upstairs rumpus room that had been repeatedly damaged by unruly teens for too long has finally been closed and barricaded off, which is good news because it gives us time to release a new bundle of items! Rigel and I spent many hours down in the lab thinking of what kind of item bundle to release when it hit us-- literally-- a bad teen hiding in the crawlspace threw a wad of garbage at us. We were able to put cardboard over the opening and focus long enough to put together the Lunar Snake Bundle!

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Serpentine Raiments - Deadly as she is beautiful, this femme fatale dresses in her finest Serpentine Raiments. Equipped with her long flowing hair, accented vest, silken dress, sheer gloves, gilded heels, and razor sharp chain sword, she is ready to lurk through the night...

Fanged Regalia - The Fanged Regalia grants its wearer perfect stealth. Effortlessly track down your prey in a hooded vest, masked top, fortified boots, matching bottoms, ebony locks, and poison tipped arm blades.

Ophidian Harmony - These beautiful creatures create a true Ophidian Harmony. In various positions, they are sure to guard you tirelessly and provide the most toxic of venom for your weapons.

Grab all three of the above by purchasing the Lunar Snake Bundle, and you'll also get the exclusive Twisting Dusk! The naga species of the Twisting Dusk are known for their furtiveness. Slink around the moonlit rooftops in a duo colored tail, cobra hood, and forked tongue.


Come by the Cash Shop and try some of these looks on. We think you'll enjoy them quite a bit! Now if you'll excuse us, we need to flush the bad teen out of the crawlspace. Don't worry, he'll be fine, we poked plenty of air holes!

Visit the Cash Shop

08 EI Report: Song of Amour!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Song of Amour! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:07 pm

Happy Friday, EI aficionados! We've been hard at work analyzing the latest evolution of Song of Amour and it's been a lot of long nights. Some of us have been pulling all-nighters, and in fact, this morning around sunrise I actually saw one of the lab techs fall out of his chair and continue sleeping on the floor. At first I thought he'd been making wine in the toilet tank again, but nope, it was just sleep deprivation. All the hard work has been worth it though, this baby is GORGEOUS! Have a look:

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Song of Amour - Despite all the protection Faith’s boss has given her. It was only a matter of time before a mysterious figure arrives with intent to take Faith away.


See? Beautiful! Oh, and don't forget to vote in the weekly EI poll! I'm so sleepy. Now if you'll pardon me, I'm going to put my head down on this desk right here and close my eyes just for a few moments. I promise I won't fall asl

09 For the Love of Gaia - 10th Anniversary & Valentine's Bash!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement For the Love of Gaia - 10th Anniversary & Valentine's Bash! - admin Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:49 pm

On February 18, 2003, Gaia Online launched out of humble beginnings on a small server in a living room. Ten years, two billion forum posts, tens of thousands of unique virtual items, and countless friendships later, Gaia Online continues on as the most exciting and inclusive place for fans of art, fashion, and all types of self-expression, and it couldn't have happened if it weren't for the millions of amazing Gaians who made it possible!

Join us in celebrating Gaia's 10th birthday with an enormous 10-day anniversary AND Valentine's event! There's tons of stuff going on-- throwback graphics, visits from old friends, daily item giveaways, Valentine exchanges, and candy! Sweet, delicious candy!

It all starts on the event page. We'll see you there!

Join Us Now!

11 February's Advance Chance seems... different...Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement February's Advance Chance seems... different... - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:37 pm

Friends, something is up! On my way to work this morning, I took a turn a little bit sharp in my car, and one of my Advance Chances rolled from the passenger seat into my lap. I noticed the seal holding it shut seems to be weakening, so I took it to the abandoned dog track on the north side of town and did some drifting and a few doughnuts to try and weaken it further. An old fellow with a pitchfork came out of the bleachers and chased me off, and I don't know if my stunt driving prowess helped it along or not, but the fact remains that the seals are definitely getting weaker.

What will the next CI be? Nobody knows, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the February Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.


If I were you, I'd grab an Advance Chance soon! Their seals won't last much longer!

12 Do some Gaia character shipping with Ships Happen!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Do some Gaia character shipping with Ships Happen! - [NPC] Rina Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:54 pm

Hey, Gaians! For a really long time I thought the "blogosphere" was some kind of terrible underwater prison, but it's not! Me and Kanoko have been checking out some blog posts about "shipping," which is when people draw pictures or write stories about characters they'd like to see pair up... and we're swooning! :heart: :heart: :heart:

Some of them are pretty logical, and some are completely out of left field, but all of them are making us squeee~! Come experience the feels with us! Every time you open a Ships Happen, we'll scroll down a little further and take a look at another possible ship. And regardless of what ship we see, you'll get a neat item! It might be a Cash Shop favorite, a valuable rare item, or a brand new exclusive!

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Get Ships Happen from the Cash Shop now, or grab a bundle of nine for nine chances at getting the best stuff! Eeeee~! :heart:

Get Chance Items!

15 February's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement February's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:53 pm

I'm awake, I'm awake, stop shaking me! Oh, today's the 15th! Yes, I knew that. SO EXCITED!

February's Monthly Collectibles feature exotic spiritual styles and the timeless luxury of lace:

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Juno's Lace is a set of couture garments inspired by a white peacock, a symbol of the goddess Juno. These featherlight pieces are fit for a queen-- delicate lace gown, feathered fascinator, flowing collared cape, wing sleeves and a peacock companion.

Djinn Baharat is a mythical spirit who uses the intoxicating aroma of exotic spices to lure helpless travellers into his lair. Considering his "lair" is a lush harem tent draped in gold and silk, you could do worse. Also features a fiery wig, djinn's gravity-defying legs, mysterious sash and hat, and henna tattoo.

These items will only be around for February. Grab some while you can!

15 EI Report: Song of Amour!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Song of Amour! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:15 pm

Happy Friday, EI fans! Song of Amour is getting pretty serious, and I'm getting pretty serious too-- about people taking hour-long breaks in the bathroom! See, a couple of the less-inspired lab guys like to go play games on their phone and hang out in there for long periods of time. I probably never would've noticed, but the plumber said that someone had stored a huge plastic sack full of gummy worms in the toilet tank that had ruptured and gummed up all the pipes. We had to pay a huge bill! What a mess. Oh yeah, items!

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Song of Amour - Faith is becoming restless with her singing role, but her boss is very persistent, since it is her voice that is making him rich.


Ah, so nice! Don't forget to vote in the weekly EI poll to give your feedback! Now that that's over, I've got an appointment with a gummed-up drain and 300 slimy sugary worms. See you next week!

16 Join us on Monday for our actual 10th Gaiaversary!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Join us on Monday for our actual 10th Gaiaversary! - siskataya Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:15 pm

Hey everyone!

We just wanted to let you know that since Monday, February the 18th, is our official Gaiaversary, we want to spend some good quality time with you. Let's hang out, chat, and celebrate the awesomeness that is Gaia together!

From 3pm-5pm PST, a bunch of our staff members will be hanging out in Towns and event forum threads just to spend time with YOU! We'll also be having some random giveaways during this time, so we hope you can all make it! Head to the Gaia's 10th Anniversary Extravaganza Calendar and Times! thread on Monday where we'll post more details on how this giant hangout of fun and celebration will work. We just wanted to let you know early so that you are informed about this!

Again, we wish all of you a very Happy 10th Gaiaversary - thanks for being the most awesome community on the internet!

18 Cash Shop Update: Gaia Anniversary Flashback!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Gaia Anniversary Flashback! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:27 pm

Good day, Gaians! This anniversary hubbub has us running back and forth trying to fulfill orders for old-fashioned styles, so we stayed up all night last night putting together a new bundle! We were up so late working that I passed out on the loveseat, and Mintaka curled up into a ball on the coffee table and fell asleep... but all the hard work has paid off! Meet the Gaia Anniversary Flashback!

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Gaia Anniversary Flashback - Celebrate Gaia's 10th Anniversary with your old friends Gaia-tan and Gaia-kun! They're back with a new old fashioned style and they have a few surprises for you.


Be sure to act quick: this item will only be available for one week, so you'll need to grab it before Monday the 25th. Come by the Cash Shop and take a look, we know you'll love it! Happy anniversary!

Check It Out!

18 Gaia's 10th Anniversary Extravaganza Has Begun!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia's 10th Anniversary Extravaganza Has Begun! - Uncle Kenny Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:20 pm

Welcome everyone, to our very special 10th Anniversary Extravaganza for Gaia Online!

For the next three hours several of us on staff will be hanging out around the site to answer any of your burning questions, chat with anyone who wants to say hi, and even give out some awesome prizes including rare items, signed t-shirts and posters, and giftbags with a variety of Gaia themed merchandise!

We've setup a thread in the event forum here so you can figure out where we currently are and how to find us. Our currently planned stops are Towns 1/2, zOMG!, and the For the Love of Gaia event forum so be sure to check the thread for where to find us at any time!

Now get going! Days like this don't happen often so help us celebrate Gaia's 10th anniversary in style by getting your friends, family members, neighbors, pets, and anyone else you can think of to log in and join the celebration.

Happy Anniversary Gaia!

22 EI Report: Song of Amour and Paramour's Break!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Song of Amour and Paramour's Break! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:35 pm

Another week of exciting advancements in the field of Evolving Item science! Not only do we have a thrilling update to an existing EI, we've got a brand-new Rapid EI making its debut. Let's have a look:


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New! Paramour's Break Knox clasped Vera's hand and gave it a light squeeze. "We're in this together then..?" Vera gazed into Knox's eyes and nodded solemnly. "Together." He brushed her hair back and linked a delicate chain around her neck. The pendant was that of their team emblem. She smiled at him and they took a deep breath.

At once, they burst out the door, guns blazing and swords flying. Nothing would get in their way to escape the syndicate. They would live their dream to escape to a better life...but that would not come without one final trial...

This week in the Song of Amour: the stranger appears before Faith again. She notices his sheath and becomes nervous as he approaches her. Before he can say a word, her boss intrudes and vows to have the stranger killed by his men if he approaches Faith again. Though she usually looks shamefully downward, Faith can't resist looking up to see this mysterious man.

Their eyes meet, and suddenly she remembers everything. Her so-called “boss” is really her kidnapper! Long ago, she was stolen away from her lover for her beautiful voice. Fidel has come to take her back. The boss, realizing who this man is was, grabs of Faith and drags her back into corridors, leaving his men behind to finish off Fidel.


My, my! All this melodrama has set my heart aflutter-- or maybe this weird thumping feeling in my chest is because I ate that delicious egg labeled "ALIEN EGG - ABSOLUTELY DO NOT EAT" from the research team's biohazard ice chest. I guess I'll find out soon enough! If you'd like one of these hot items for your personal collection, you can grab them now in the Cash Shop. Be sure to stop by the weekly EI poll and vote for your favorite!

22 RumbleKitten: available now in the App Store!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement RumbleKitten: available now in the App Store! - [NPC] Daddy Cat Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:03 pm

Listen up, kitten: Daddy Cat runs this town. There’s only one way for a stray to make it off the streets around here: by tickle-fighting for me in the Rumble Ring. What do you say, stray? Are you kitten enough to rumble with the best?

Gaia’s got a brand new game for all iOS devices! RumbleKitten puts you in the paws of a brave young stray from the mean streets of Old Fursbury. Your kitten pals have been locked in the pound by the local kingpin, Daddy Cat, and there’s only one way to spring them: by testing your skills in underground kitten tickle fights! Do you have what it takes to save your friends and become the finest RumbleKitten in in the land?

To celebrate RumbleKitten’s release, we’ve set up a special Gaia scavenger hunt. If you track down three stray kittens, you’ll be rewarded with an adorable prize: a pair of Scottish Fold ears, as made famous by Waffles, Gaia’s unofficial kitty mascot. The scavenger hunt will run for two weeks - plenty of time to find the stray kittens! Come join us in the RumbleKitten forum to chat, have fun, and find stray cats! Take me to the RumbleKitten Forum! Meow!


Play RumbleKitten!

25 CrosStitch: "Sweets" Contest Winners & New Contest!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement CrosStitch: "Sweets" Contest Winners & New Contest! - [NPC] Stein Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:27 pm

Gaians, I have great news! Our last CrosStitch contest was a fantastic success! Artists and fashion designers from all over Gaia designed some incredible looks based on the theme of "Sweets" and the winners of the contest are now on sale at CrosStitch. Check out the winning designs at the bottom of this announcement, and bring your Gold-filled pockets over to my shop and adorn yourself with sweet treats like the following:

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Visit CrosStitch!


There were so many delicious entries that it was difficult to select winners, but you can learn a little more about those that made it over at the winners page. And if your design didn't make the cut, have no fear: The next CrosStitch contest is coming right up! The theme is "Rainy Day," and Gaians could be wearing the rain gear of your dreams! Check out the full rules and contest information below, and happy designing!

"Rainy Day" Contest

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25 Cash Shop Cleanup! Get these items before they're gone!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Cleanup! Get these items before they're gone! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:55 pm

Gaians, we've got some important news! The Cash Shop is way too full of great stuff, so we'll need to take a few things out of the store to make room for future items. There's plenty of time left to grab your favorites, but act fast—the items listed below will be leaving the Cash Shop on Thursday, February 28!


  • Elemental Rave Bundle
  • Dread Ocean
  • Luminous Pangea
  • Tamed Twister
  • Cherry Flare
  • Celestial Origins Bundle
  • Dalnim
  • Haenim
  • Horangi
  • Classic Wintertide Bundle
  • Swanky Gent
  • Ritzy Dame
  • Fergus the Scottish Terrier
  • Lake Cygnus Bundle
  • Prince with a Wavered Heart
  • Dark Temptress of the Watery Depths
  • Ivory Guardian of the Inland Sea
  • Demonic Date Bundle
  • Succubi's Modesty
  • Infernal Seduction
  • Familiars of Demonic Affection
  • Fall 2012 Men's Collection
  • Fall 2012 Women's Collection


  • Rapid EI Bundle #6
  • EI Bundle #6
  • Stinger 2nd Gen.
  • Polar Tear 2nd Gen.
  • Wisteria 2nd Gen.


  • Roaring Fireplace
  • Multicolor Fading String of Lights
  • Gingerbread House
  • Cluster of Presents
  • ALL Holiday Trees
  • ALL Tree Toppers
  • ALL Giant Bows


Again, we'll be removing these from the shop later this week, Thursday, February 28! Come over and try some of these babies on before they're gone!

26 Get a head start on March's CI with Advance Chance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Get a head start on March's CI with Advance Chance! - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:31 pm

Listen, a very important thing happened to me last weekend that you need to know about. I left my private, personal blog accidentally logged in on a public machine and someone changed my blog's name to "Big Legs Momma" for some reason. I don't have big legs and I'm certainly NOT a mother, but I was able to fix everything and change my password back. No matter who asks, I'm NOT secretly named "Big Legs Momma" online and have never been!

This story, by the way, has absolutely nothing to do with March's Advance Chance!

What will the next CI be? Nobody knows, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the March Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.


Grabbing the Advance Chance could be a great way to make a little extra on the side. Big Legs Momma would absolutely approve if she were real, but she's not! She's not a real thing! Let's never speak of Big Legs Momma again!

28 Monthly Update: February 2013Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Monthly Update: February 2013 - DJ Helsing Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:35 pm

Hi, Gaians! We've got a quick video update to share with you-- in order to keep the Gaia community in the know, we've decided to do monthly video updates (starring yours truly) that let you know exactly what we've been up to lately and what's in store for the coming month.

Of course, there's something in it for you: we have an opinion poll set up, so your voice can be heard and your thoughts can shape Gaia's future. Be sure to cast your vote and earn a free Wing Sticker.

Just a heads up we had a lot of technical difficulty this time around and ended up using a different camera so thanks for bearing with us.


To participate in the Poll, just click this rad button:

Vote in the Poll

March Edit

01 Redeem a Zeevex Card for an exclusive item!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Redeem a Zeevex Card for an exclusive item! - admin Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:55 pm

If you're planning on picking up some Gaia Cash soon, here's an exciting enticement for you: if you redeem a Zeevex card for Gaia Cash between March 1st and March 31st, you'll get a special bonus item!

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The Sunny Bow will brighten up any outfit! Pick up a Zeevex card today for for this cute exclusive. For more information about Zeevex cards, check out this thread.

Get a Zeevex Card

01 EI Report: Paramour's Break and Song of Amour!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Paramour's Break and Song of Amour! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:32 pm

Hey there, EI fans! Exciting updates this week with both Song of Amour and Paramour's Break! Almost as exciting as what happened to me last weekend. I was at the mall minding my own business and fell asleep inside the smoothie shop at the food court. (Seems that 64 oz. of mango smoothie knocks you right out!) You'd think there would be plenty of smoothies to drink while waiting to be let out the next morning, but they emptied the big vats and the blenders before they left for the day, so I made my own smoothie out of both of my socks and one of my shoes. It tasted awful but it kept me alive until they unlocked the doors 45 minutes later. Oh yeah, the items!

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Paramour's Break - After clearing out the area, the lovers quickly ran across to their next destination. Vera's heels clacked against the pavement as they made their way for new cover. They knew all too well that more of their former brethren would soon infiltrate. Although they were a skewed type of family, the members were loyal to only one man and they would receive no assistance. The syndicate's cardinal rule was that once a member was initiated, they could not leave-- not unless they had a death wish.


As expected, another wave of henchmen came upon them. As projectiles began to fly in their direction, Knox emptied his clip and quickly pulled out two smaller pistols from his jacket and continued to fire until they all went down.

In a darkened surveillance room, a mysterious man sighed and ran his fingers through his silvery hair in annoyance as he watched the two move on... "If this keeps up, things will have to get serious."

Song of Amour - Fidel fights through the kidnapper’s men and reaches the end of the corridor. He opens the door and is surprised to find Faith locked away in a cage. With only the kidnapper now between them, he lunges upon the man and runs his sword through him. He frees Faith and the two make their exit before being caught by the kidnapper's men-- smiling and looking into each other's eyes, they leap out of an open window.


The kidnapper's men run up and look out the window at the ground below expecting to see two bodies, but finding nothing as two love birds fly out to the horizon. The soul mates are finally reunited again.

So amazing! Please remember to vote in the weekly EI poll. Time to go sock shopping, see you next time!

04 Last chance to grab Ships Happen!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Last chance to grab Ships Happen! - [NPC] Ivan Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:04 pm

When it's time for me to catch up on what's going on in the world of blogs, my routine typically starts me out at Chester's Accounting Blog, which tends to make salient points on office life with some tongue-in-cheek humor. From there I go to RatsPlus, Pete's Milk Memo, Photos of Dogs in Dance Clubs, and wrap it all up with a quick stop at Grandma's Home Repair Adventure.

With that kind of routine, you'll imagine my surprise when I saw the riveting link Rina had sent me. In fact, here, I'll just copy and paste our exchange:

xXxRina2003xXx: ivannn~! loook at this omg kanoko and i are swooningggg
BuffboyIvan: Is it work safe? I'm at my desk.
xXxRina2003xXx: JUST CLICK IT, SILLY!!!!!
BuffboyIvan: Oh, this. This is just. Oh. My feels.
xXxRina2003xXx: I KNOW RIGHT???? brb microwave dinged

Rina and Kanoko are browsing their favorite blogging site, and while searching their favorite tags they stumble upon other users reblogging some of their favorite Gaia pairings. Open a Ships Happen to surf the blogs with Rina and Kanoko, and you'll see one of their favorites and receive a fantastic item! It could be a Cash Shop favorite, a valuable rare item, or an incredible new exclusive. Ships Happen leaves the Cash Shop on Friday, March 8. Grab one or a bundle of nine to maximize your shot at getting the best stuff!

Get Chance Items!

06 Puella Magi Madoka Magica has come to Gaia!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Puella Magi Madoka Magica has come to Gaia! - admin Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:07 pm

Puella Magi Madoka Magica is the story of Madoka Kaname, a prospective magical girl who would be tasked to do battle with Witches and granted a wish in exchange. As she learns more about what the life of a magical girl is really like, she begins to question the unique opportunity she's been presented with.

Gaia has teamed up with the talented folks behind Puella Magi Madoka Magica to bring you items featuring characters and clothing from the legendary series! Grab the Puella Magi Madoka Magica CI and you'll receive a new exclusive clothing item from the series, or an SDPlus Blind Box containing a doll of one of your favorite characters!

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Get It Now!

08 RumbleKitten: New Version Release! *meow, ffft, hiss*Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement RumbleKitten: New Version Release! *meow, ffft, hiss* - [NPC] Daddy Cat Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:33 pm

Good day to you Gaians,

Daddy Cat here, and I'm pleased to announce that the newest version of RumbleKitten just went live! This version fixes the following issues we've been seeing in previous builds:

  • When you update to this version, your kitten and accessories will be visible, even if they were invisible in the past.
  • The game is now playable on iOS 5 and above.
  • InstaKitten looks a lot better.
  • And, the general performance of the game has been enhanced.

Thanks to all of you who brought these issues to our attention.

To show our gratitude, here is a sneak peak at our plans for a live-action version:


Happy Rumbling!

08 Like Heralds of Chaos on Facebook and receive a free item!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Like Heralds of Chaos on Facebook and receive a free item! - Panagrammic Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:16 pm

Hey Gaians, Heralds of Chaos is now on Facebook and is set to take the multiplayer strategy gaming world by storm, but we could use your help! Help us grow Heralds of Chaos by Liking the game on Facebook below! A larger audience means we'll have more resources to support the game, which means more features, more events, more tournaments, and so on. On top of that, as a token of our appreciation, those who Like the game will receive HoC: Cataclysmic Landscape for their Gaia inventory!

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Click the Like button below, and if you're not signed in to Facebook already, no worries! It'll prompt you to do so. Afterward, check your inventory!

08 EI Report: Paramour's Break!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Paramour's Break! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:19 pm

Hey, EI fans! This week, Paramour's Break takes an exciting turn when the pair is faced with a shadowy figure. Same thing happened to me a couple days ago-- some old guy came to the lab thinking we were a vacuum cleaner repair place. Before we realized what was going on he had lugged the thing in and started explaining that it wouldn't turn on, then plugged it in and it burst into flames! We put it out really quickly, but the whole lab smelled like burning rubber and plastic so I took everyone out for froyo for a few hours while the room aired out. Everything turned out just fine, and we got sweet, delicious froyo. It was so cold and sweet and good... I wonder if there are any appliances around the lab that could catch fire for a few seconds? Nothing drastic, just a small fire so we can go get some m-- Oh, items!

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Paramour's Break - Vera stood up and looked across the compound. "We need to keep moving!" Knox grinned at her, wiping the sweat from his forehead with the back of his sleeve. "You look nice tonight," he teased. Vera blushed and furrowed her brows at him. "This isn't the time, Knox! We have to focus!"

A loud booming sound and smoke and fire filled the range. Coughing, they watched as the shadow of a familiar figure emerged. Knox growled, "Slater."

The man smirked. "Please tell me why my favorite duo is trying to leave our happy home? I must hand it to you both, you now have my undivided attention..." With determination, they looked on at the man. This would be it-- the final battle...


Isn't it getting really good? Better than froyo, even! Better than its sweet, addictive taste that'll make me do anything to get my hands on it. I don't need a cup, just put it right in my hands. Give give give give... Oh, vote in the weekly EI poll! See you next frozen yogurt!

11 The seal is weakening on the March Advance Chance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The seal is weakening on the March Advance Chance! - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:06 pm

We all know that no amount of prying will open the Advance Chance before its time, but I've been experimenting with a new technique: staring at it. I figured with enough concentrated staring, maybe I could loosen the seals on this baby just enough to get a glimpse inside.

Well, I have some exciting findings to report. During the third hour of today's staring contest with the March Advance Chance, I swear I saw the ribbon wiggle a little bit! I don't know if it was my latent psychic abilities that did it or if it's just a coincidence, but one thing is for sure: this thing is set to pop!

What will the next CI be? Nobody knows, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the March Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.


Surely the weakening seal means the new CI is imminent-- if you want to get that sweet head start, you'd better grab an Advance Chance soon!

12 Solve a murder mystery aboard the Final Line!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Solve a murder mystery aboard the Final Line! - [NPC] Ivan Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:58 pm

Y'know, being a GRS accountant is a lot like being a detective: I run down leads in ledgers, I collar suspects in tax lawsuits, and like any good gumshoe I even get out there and pound the pavement. Just the other day, I performed an on-site audit on the sloppy finances of the Durem Home for Disadvantaged Adorable Kittens—and you better believe I nailed 'em to the wall! Well, not literally. Pardon my unfortunate wording.

But part of me longs to be a classic sleuth, wearing a neat hat and investigating murders and train robberies and whatnot. Ah, that reminds me of that classic tale, Final Line, when the cunning Inspector Bosco boarded the Ignatius Express to thwart the murderous thieves intent on stealing the Sovereign Garnet...

Imagine being Bosco's partner as his brilliant mind unraveled the mystery... I'm sure you'd be handsomely rewarded for your help. As you've probably guessed, you'd likely get a nice Cash Shop treat, a rare item or even one of these never-before-seen wonders:

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Care to put your detection skills to the test? Grab a ticket to the Final Line in the Cash Shop... or pick up a bundle for even more thrills!

Hop Aboard the Final Line!

15 The March Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The March Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:32 pm

What!? The 15th!? I'm not ready yet! I gotta go get my lucky 15th socks! (I've never washed them!)

Our March Collectibles go in like a lion and out like a lamb with two stunning items:

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The Fallen King remains regal as battle rages around him. Includes his shattered crown, armored boots, a crimson doublet and a cloak with his distinctive lion crest.

The Antique Pierrot represents the wonder of the circus with a gilded lambswool outfit, a cream-colored hairdo and more.

These items will only be available for the month of March, so don't delay!

Get Your MCs!

15 EI Report: Bunnihilation and the finale of Paramour's Break!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Bunnihilation and the finale of Paramour's Break! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:06 pm

Hey, EI fans! It's been a long week around here, but we've got some amazing news! The finale of Paramour's Break has arrived, as well as an update from Bunnihilation, which we haven't seen in a little while! Seeing things you haven't laid eyes on in a little while can be a strange feeling, like when the plumber came to my apartment last week and pulled my retainer out of the shower drain. I'd been looking everywhere for that thing! Oh yeah, items!

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Bunnihilation - Some green bunny-like creature sporting a red tie once told me that the bunnies' favorite color is green, so it must be true. That means that St. Patrick's Day must be their favorite holiday!

Paramour's Break - As smoke dissipated behind Slater, more figures emerged from every direction. Slater's special forces had come to back him. Immediately, they initiated combat with the two as Slater calmly watched on.

Alongside each other, the duo skillfully did away with the goons. Slater's eyes widened with shock and anger as he watched his men dropped one by one. As fear caught up with him, he turned to run in the midst of battle. Knox quickly took notice and put a bullet in his leg, hindering his escape. Slowly, they approached the fallen man. "You may end my life, but you will never live a life of normalcy! Never!," he screamed. Vera grimaced and then closed her eyes, striking down the coup de grâce... Exhausted, they walked away.

After glancing back in reminiscence, two mounted Knox's motorbike. Vera hugged Knox from behind and nestled her head against his back, their hair blowing in the wind as they drove away from the wreckage.

When they got into the city, they went above a building top and overlooked the night around them. "This is all ours, Vera," Knox whispered. Vera smiled and embraced her lover. Finally, they could put away their weapons and live their life in peace...


Everything looks so good! Almost makes me forget that my bathroom at home doesn't work and that I'll need to take sponge baths in department store bathrooms for the foreseeable future. Oh, don't forget to vote in the weekly EI poll, and I'll see you next week!

19 A special treat for those who white-listed ads on Gaia! <3Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement A special treat for those who white-listed ads on Gaia! <3 - siskataya Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:11 pm

Hey Gaians!

In early January, we asked all of you if you would consider white-listing ads on Gaia. As we said, watching ads on Gaia helps us earn revenue that helps keep Gaia up and running!

We wanted to thank all of you who listened to our request to white-list ads on Gaia, and who have started viewing ads as a result. What a great community - we're so lucky to have members who we can just ask to help out, and you do!

As a very special THANK YOU for doing this for us, we're happy to announce that starting today, those of you who have white-listed ads on Gaia will be eligible to see special Gaia-created ads that... grant items!

These special ads will randomly appear throughout the month, for a limited number of times each after activation, and each unique ad will grant a unique item! Of course, you never know when the ads will appear, or how many will appear each month, so keep your eyes peeled! And no worries - if you miss a particular grant the first time it appears, you'll have a few chances to see it again before it goes away!

Thanks again for doing this for us - we sure appreciate it! Happy special item-granting ad hunting everybody!

-Sisky

P.S. - If you want to white-list ads on Gaia, but aren't sure how to do that, instructions for doing so are in the original request thread here: How To White-List Ads on Gaia

Also, if you want to report ads, you can check out this Report Bad Ads thread here! or can email the information about the bad ad to reportads@gaiaonline.com so the team that handles removing bad advertisements knows what is going on!

19 New REI: Parcel PostEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New REI: Parcel Post - [NPC] Dr. Singh Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:54 pm

Hey gang! It's only Tuesday but there's something amazing happening! A new REI has been discovered that's first-class in more ways than one-- each evolution is a letter from a friend sending a care package from a far-off place! You know, speaking of the post office, I can't go by there anymore. Someone mailed me a cake during the holidays that got all soggy and gross and began leaking out of its box. They won't deliver to my apartment anymore! Now I have to pretend I live next door! Oh yeah, the new REI!

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Parcel Post - "Hi---ii!

Wow, can you believe I packed everything in time to make my flight?! I think I might have left a bowl of soup on the TV, but I DID remember to bring Miupii!! Phew! I'll send you some cool stuff and a picture with Miupii when I land! Cheers~!"


How cool! You can grab Parcel Post from the Cash Shop right now! See you on Friday for your usual EI report!

20 Easter 2013: A Bunny's LamentEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Easter 2013: A Bunny's Lament - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:13 pm

Days ago, Gaian president Diedrich (ugh, still?) declared that March would officially be known as Cutie-Pie Month, a celebration of all things cute and fluffy. But like almost all holiday celebrations in the history of Gaia, something has gone terribly wrong: disgraced robotic mascot Easter Bunny has announced his intent to crush all that is cute and destroy the very concept of cuteness itself!

Since Gaia has gradually deteriorated into a lawless land ruled by the whims of various insane bunnies, citizens must now choose which petty warlord to follow: Diedrich, on the side of cuteness and cheer, or the Easter Bunny, who rules the anti-cute team. Both will offer their own rewards, so choose wisely!

To choose your team and start waging a war of cuteness, visit Gaia's Easter event headquarters:

Join In

21 Cash Shop Update: Bows and Bolts Bundle!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Bows and Bolts Bundle! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:06 pm

Good day, Gaians! We understand there's a conflict going on between Cute and Anti-Cute forces, and couldn't help but introduce a bunch of new items and package them in a fantastic new bundle! Check out the individual items or grab the entire batch in bundle form to get a fantastic new animated exclusive:

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Leporine Warrior - Steel, iron and slick styles make up this side. Includes a shirt, pants, shoes, two-toned wig, headphones and of course some titanium arms!

Pastel Sweetie - If you're a fan of frills, feathers, bows and sweet colors than welcome to the cute side! Includes dress, rocking horse shoes, hairbows, candy locks, winged back bow and an easter basket.

Rabbot Brigade - The Easter Bunny's robotic bunny army give a whole new meaning to the game of hot potato. You would strike fear at the heart of your enemy with one of these bad boys besides you. Also included: A mean looking robotic arm.

Get all of the above items by purchasing the Bows and Bolts Bundle and you'll also receive the animated exclusive Astra-66: Coy Cotton! Practice your twitch, turn, fold and rotate with a pair of snowy bunny ears.


Visit the Cash Shop

22 Monthly Update: March 2013Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Monthly Update: March 2013 - DJ Helsing Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:09 pm

Hi, Gaians! We've got a quick video update to share with you-- in order to keep the Gaia community in the know, we've decided to do monthly video updates (starring yours truly) that let you know exactly what we've been up to lately and what's in store for the coming month.

Of course, there's something in it for you: we have an opinion poll set up, so your voice can be heard and your thoughts can shape Gaia's future. Be sure to cast your vote and earn a free Wing Sticker.


To participate in the Poll, just click this rad button:

Vote in the Poll

22 Gold Shop Update: Regency and Faerie!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold Shop Update: Regency and Faerie! - [NPC] Josie Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:24 pm

Good day, Gaians! We've been busy lining the shelves of various Gold shops with new items inspired by the Regency era of fashion-- in particular, the theme is a spring production of the classic play A Midsummer Night's Dream, complete with Regency style gowns, frocks, breeches, and fresh flowers! Check it out:

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These new items can be picked up at Global Imports, Barton Boutique, Barton Jewelers, and Buttercup Cafe. Come quick, and bring plenty of Gold! This stuff is so good!

Visit the Shops!

22 EI Report: Parcel Post!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Parcel Post! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:17 pm

Hey, EI fans! Big week around here, Parcel Post is a brand new REI that's already putting its stamp on the world of Evolving Item science! Get it, "stamp"? Because it's about writing letters. Okay, I'm really sorry about this. Hey, the items!

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Parcel Post - "Hi--ii!! Uwaaa, my flight was sooo long! It was almost bedtime when we landed-- or morning the previous day?? I'm so jetlagged! We're staying at a traditional hot spring resort, though, so I got to have a hot soak that night. I've sent you a souvenir towel and a robe?? I think?? Maybe you shouldn't bathe with it, though, it was pretty expensive!! Byeeee!"


Let me apologize for that awful stamp joke. I was in traffic this morning and everything on the radio was awful-- in fact, a commercial came on that had lots of police siren sounds and I screamed and slapped my radio to turn it off, then I got lost in thought and came up with the stamp joke. It sounded good at the time! Oh, remember to go vote in the weekly EI poll, too! Anyway, yeah, I'll burn myself some CDs so this never happens again. Bye!

25 Convention Tour: Sakura Con 2013!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Sakura Con 2013! - DJ Helsing Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:51 pm

Sakura Con 2013: Seattle, WA

Where: Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, WA

Panel: March 29th 2013, 2:00pm – 3:30pm Room 6C


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes, glimpses at Gaia's future and a opportunity to contribute your feedback and help improve the site. In addition, we’ll be hosting a Gaia Game Show, an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and win some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2013 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the Conventioneer Achievement.

We hope to see you there... and if we don't, hopefully we'll be in your neck of the woods sometime very soon. Check out the Convention Tour page for details about all the upcoming stops in 2013!

Check out the Gaia 2013 Convention Tour


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

25 Get a head start on April's CI with Advance Chance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Get a head start on April's CI with Advance Chance! - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:05 pm

Friends, I think I need new glasses. See, I got invited out by a couple coworkers to do a little skeet shooting, which was an entirely new experience for me! I'd never pictured myself a marksman, but there I was, out there on the range blasting targets like nobody's business. I was actually doing really well-- orange clay discs shattering into a thousand pieces left and right! A slightly blurrier disc came into view, so I took aim and fired, but instead of shattering it just floated downward behind some trees. We ran over there and discovered that it was actually a hang glider. Thank goodness he wasn't hurt, but the haywagon he landed in took damage.

At least I'll be able to pay for the damage to the haywagon once I'm able to use this month's Advance Chance!

What will the next CI be? Nobody knows, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the April Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.


Grab one or more now and be a real big wheel on the Marketplace before the CI officially launches!

26 Convention Tour: Wonder Con 2013!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Wonder Con 2013! - DJ Helsing Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:56 pm

Wonder Con 2013: Anaheim , CA

Where: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim , CA

Panel: March 31st 2013, 3:30pm – 4:30pm Room 300 DE


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes, glimpses at Gaia's future and a opportunity to contribute your feedback and help improve the site. In addition, we’ll be hosting a Gaia Game Show, an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and win some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2013 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the Conventioneer Achievement.

We hope to see you there... and if we don't, hopefully we'll be in your neck of the woods sometime very soon. Check out the Convention Tour page for details about all the upcoming stops in 2013!

Check out the Gaia 2013 Convention Tour


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

27 Free Waffles item with RumbleKitten and Gaia on the Go!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Free Waffles item with RumbleKitten and Gaia on the Go! - [NPC] Daddy Cat Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:26 pm

Listen, kitten, you look a little scrappy, and Daddy Cat thinks you might have what it takes to make a name for yourself in the Rumble Ring. For a limited time, download Gaia's RumbleKitten and Gaia on the Go apps from the iOS App Store, and you'll get a free RumbleKitten: Waffles item for your avatar! Both apps are free and available in the App Store right now-- download them both and grab the item!

There are a couple steps to take to ensure you get your freebie, but they're simple! Check out the "How To" thread for everything you'll need to know, and follow the App Store links below. See you in Old Fursbury!

Get RumbleKitten

Get Gaia on the Go

28 Cash Shop Update: Recolor Bundle #1!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Recolor Bundle #1! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:20 pm

Good afternoon, Gaians! Rigel and I were thumbing through old catalogs admiring a few classic items when we realized a lot of them would look even more fantastic with a fresh coat of dark paint. A few grueling days spent down in the basement later, we've got a handful of great-looking recolors and a bundle to go with it! In fact, grab the bundle and you'll also get a new exclusive item that's not even a recolor-- It's entirely unique!

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Blood Rebel's Anarchy - The original Lover's Anarchy gets even more rebellious with a new vibrant red color. Includes shirt, coat, skirt, shoes, bag, and wig.

Midnight Reprisal - Shifting into darker hues of deep night than its predecessor, Nightwalker's Reprisal. Includes scythe, coat, cloak, stole pins, boots, and wig.

Shade the Baby Dragon - A closer relative of Smok the Baby Dragon, Shade's darker color is that of an inky violet. Includes Shade in many fierce poses and an I Am Shade.

Get all three of the above by buying Recolor Bundle #1 and you'll receive Hellish Envoy, a unique, never-before-seen exclusive! Embrace darkness with the aid of a horn and summoning portal. Minions with tails, wings, and cloven feet are coming through-- better be prepared.


They're all available right now, so come by the Cash Shop and try them on!

Visit the Cash Shop

29 EI Report: Parcel Post!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Parcel Post! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:54 pm

Hey, EI fans! This week's Parcel Post comes to us from the old kingdom, and it seems your friend is really enjoying the trip! The last time I traveled abroad, I picked up all sorts of diseases that my immune system wasn't prepared for-- Hog Fever, Green Lung, Sticky Scalp Syndrome, Laughing Cough, Boruff's Malady, Fiddler's Passion, and Shrinky Leg. Most of that stuff went away pretty easily, but I still have nightmares about my head sticking to my pillow. Oh yeah, items!

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Parcel Post "Hii---ii!! Wow, I'm writing to you from a tea shop, touristy much?? lololol. Time to unwind after Fashion Weekend-- I heard the new Queen was in attendance, but I couldn't get into the Cherry Nakamura show!! >o< Still I got you this cool Cherry reversible tee and a wig I scored from a designer friend backstage. Dry clean only, duh!!"


So neat! Now if you'll excuse me, I have to apply a series of ointments to various parts of my body. Go vote in the weekly EI poll, and I'll see you next week!

April Edit

02 New in the Crystal Box: Winston the Wiener Dog!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New in the Crystal Box: Winston the Wiener Dog! - admin Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:44 pm

Grab $25 or more in Gaia Cash via Cash Card, credit card, or PayPal, and we'll throw in an extra bonus: the Crystal Box! Each one opens to reveal a random treasure, and we've just added a new possibility to the mix: Winston the Wiener Dog!

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Is it food? Is it a pet!? Who knows, but it certainly is pretty dang delish-- I mean... cute! It's really cute! Winston the Wiener Dog brings with him a pair of matching slippers for resting your tired dogs and a haute dog coat that's the latest in food fashion!


Get some Gaia Cash today for a Crystal Box of your very own-- you just might get Winston or one of many other amazing items!

Get Gaia Cash!

03 Final Line is departing soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Final Line is departing soon! - [NPC] Ivan Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:50 pm

Just the other day, I was running to catch a train when I barreled headlong into a metal pole and temporarily lost the ability to spell certain words, like proughft and wulgus... DRAT! It still hasn't gone away!

My point is this: when you've got a train to catch, please allow yourself plenty of time to get to the station. The Final Line will be leaving the Cash Shop on Monday, April 8, and you wouldn't want to get caught up in a mad dash to catch it at the last second—you might run into a pole and whack yourself in the blumbis! Plus, you'd risk missing out on these great items:


Grab the Final Line today! I know I'll be stopping to get one on the way to the helch, right after I'm done icing down my swollen broat.

Board the Final Line

05 EI Report: Cafe Miam and Parcel Post!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Cafe Miam and Parcel Post! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:11 pm

EI fans, hello! Parcel Post has a new development this week, and there's a whole new REI in the form of Cafe Miam! It's great stuff, I think it'll generate lots of "viral" "buzz" around Gaia! Truly, we're "engaging" in "new media paradigms" and "building the EI report brand" over here. Our "social reach" is through the roof and I can't find my "car keys" because I'm in a "daze" after a 4-hour "webinar" filled with "social media buzzwords" and I can't remember my "middle name" and, oh yeah, the items!

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Cafe Miam - Cariana has been flitting from one job to the next, never able to hold one down for more than a few days. As hard as she tries she hasn't been able to find her true calling in life.

One day she receives a letter and out falls an elaborately decorated key. "Dear Ms. Cariana", it begins, "We have been impressed with your work experience and would love to offer you the job of barista at Cafe Miam starting tomorrow. Please arrive promptly in the morning and let yourself in with the enclosed key. Our manager will provide you with training and you'll be making high-quality coffee in no time!"

Cariana doesn't remember applying for a job at Cafe Miam much less the cafe itself. This whole thing seems strange but she's always wanted to make coffee and she does need a job.

Parcel Post - "Hi---ii!! Boy, luxury cruises sure are tiring! I'm staying with a friend over Spring Break, she goes to a really prestigious all-jellymaid academy near Ghisguth's Trench. Have you tried crystalfish sashimi?? Probably not, it's soooo rare! Too bad. Anyway, I'm sending along an academy uniform and some genuine 100% tentacle extensions, just fyi, no heat styling!! Ciaoooo~"


I love it! The new REI is so cool, and Parcel Post is taking a new and exciting turn! Please go vote in the weekly EI poll while I go call my mom and ask her where I live! I can't remember! See you next week!

08 Get a new bonus item with Gaia Cash Offers!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Get a new bonus item with Gaia Cash Offers! - admin Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:59 pm

Gaia Offers are an easy way to earn some extra Cash by trying out products and services you might be interested in anyway. Not only that, but we’ll also throw in a bonus item if you complete an offer worth 100 Cash or more! Check out our brand new Offers exclusive:

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Seraph Beanie: a new clothing item enters the heavenly Seraphique line– a warm cozy beanie complete with ear flaps and pom poms.


Want to grab this cute beanie for yourself? Just head over to the Gaia Cash Offers page to peruse the current lineup. We’re sure you’ll find something you like!

Check Out Gaia Offers

09 The seal is weakening on April's Advance Chance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The seal is weakening on April's Advance Chance! - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:29 pm

I have a nasty habit of bothering the ribbon on my Advance Chance like a nervous child tonguing a loose tooth. I know it won’t do any good, but it brings me some comfort. Was it my imagination, or did the ribbon seem to wiggle a bit this time? This can only mean one thing: the seal is weakening, and the April Chance Item is imminent!

What will the next CI be? Nobody knows, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the April Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.

If you want your head start on the next CI, you’d better pick up an Advance Chance soon!

10 Test your gourmet prowess in the Culinary Coliseum!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Test your gourmet prowess in the Culinary Coliseum! - [NPC] Ivan Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:21 pm

I’m known around the office as a bit of an amateur chef, so it was no surprise when my agency’s newsletter, the GRS Weekly Auditor, sent a photographer to my house to snap some photos of my culinary technique for the “What’s Cookin’” section. Alas, my famous licorice clams flambé didn’t go quite as planned, and I soon had a raging grease fire on my hands. I whipped off my shirt to put out the flames, and wouldn’t you know it: that dang photographer sold the photos to the Durem Fire Department, and now I’m the cover boy for their annual Gaia Grease Fire Hunks calendar—again!

Bow howdy, I would make a lousy contender on Culinary Coliseum, Gaia’s most popular televised kitchen tournament. If enigmatic host Chairman Basil Confit IV saw me screw up a simple candied clam dish, he’d probably bite into my skull like a fresh bell pepper!

I heard a new season is starting up—if you’re a braver chef than I, you should throw your big funny hat into the ring and give it a go. The competition is tough, but the prizes are incredible: if you’re crowned the Culinary Coliseum Champion, you could win a valuable rare item, a Cash Shop favorite or one of these delicious exclusives:

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You can grab your entry to the Culinary Coliseum now, or go for a bundle for even more shots at victory. Good luck out there!

Enter the Culinary Coliseum


Hey, look: we've also got some cool new merchandise based on this CI (and tons of other great Gaia stuff) over at our official t-shirt shop. Check it out!

12 EI Report: Cafe Miam & Parcel PostEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Cafe Miam & Parcel Post - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:44 pm

Happy Friday, sciencenauts! It’s been another exciting week at the EI lab, packed with science laughs and science tears, the giddy thrill of discovery and the agony of failed experiments. Well, maybe not all that stuff, but we did get a new eye wash station! We had to stop using the old one because everyone was letting their dogs drink out of it, which was pretty gross. To tell you the truth, though, we’ve been letting dogs drink out of the new one, too-- we just can’t say no to those little cuties! Oh, right-- we have some new EIs to talk about, too, including a thrilling finale!

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Cariana finally finds Cafe Miam nestled in the back of a quiet cobblestoned street. Aaaa~ the cafe looks so cute and cozy! She enters with the key and looks around, not really sure what to do until the manager arrives. Finally the door jingles open and in walks— A DOG?! He strolls behind the bar and hands you an apron. This must be the cafe's manager, Tarquin Barnaby II.

In the finale of Parcel Post, your friend's tall tale has risen to stratospheric heights...

"Hi--ii!! Wow, vacation flew by! I know I said I'd be coming home at the end of the month, but guess what?! I'm orbiting the planet aboard Paradise 5, and I've applied to become a Galactic Angel!! I know, right? It's very exclusive. I guess I'll have to fight some interstellar bad dudes and get some cyberoptic implants, but mostly I'll be singing karaoke!! lolololol~~ Anyway, it's space station policy to discard all worldly goods, so I'm sending you my international Miupii collection. The Galactic Angel Miupii has real star fragments! They're kinda sharp and glowy, be careful! Byeeee~ ~ ~ ~!"


Wow, these look great! Another fine week for science. You can get these cute items and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop. Oh, and don’t forget to stop by our weekly poll and vote for your favorite! Whoops, I have to go-- Bernice is bathing her ferrets in the new eyewash again... this I gotta see!

15 The April Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The April Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:01 pm

Ah, it's that time again! Hang on, I need to go run around the house and turn off all my alarms!

Both items this month feature a certain timeless elegance in white, but that's where their similarities end:

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Empress Cotton - Rabbits may have a reputation for being nervous and skittish, but this proud queen is as brave and fearsome as they come. She rules her fluffy kingdom in style, with a regal skirt, cotton puff crown, embroidered blouse, elaborate coiffure, and thigh high boots.

Duelliste - This elegant gunman projects an image of shining valor, but his heart is cruel and ruthless. Includes engraved pistol, white leather boots, elegant duster, and top hat.

These items will only be for sale during the month of April, so get them while you can! Don't forget to scroll down to the bottom of this post for an exclusive illustration to accompany the items!

Visit the Cash Shop

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18 Items from the iconic anime Black Butler have come to Gaia!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Items from the iconic anime Black Butler have come to Gaia! - [NPC] Murasaki Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:39 pm

It's our pleasure to announce that Gaia's partnered with the creative geniuses behind the anime Black Butler to bring you exclusive new items from the series! The story follows Sebastian Michaelis, a demonic butler who will be allowed to consume the soul of his master, but only once his tasks are complete.

Grab the new CI and open it to receive an amazing item or SDPlus doll from the series:

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Get Black Butler Items!

19 EI Report: Cafe Miam!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Cafe Miam! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:23 pm

Hey, EI fans! We've got an update this week from Cafe Miam that's full of sweet drinks! Speaking of sweet drinks, I tried a new energy drink the other day that had me positively bouncing off the walls. I ended up running 6 miles, then I came home and crashed hard and had the weirdest dreams! I was practicing kissing a pumpkin and it was my secret shame, but at some point I turned the pumpkin around and there was a weird bearded face on the other side wearing sunglasses that said, "Give me a nice kiss," and I woke up in a cold sweat. Oh yeah, the items!

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Cafe Miam - As Cariana sets up Cafe Miam for the day (with the help of Tarquin of course), the first customers start to slowly stream in. She's a little nervous but luckily the first orders are easy. A straight up large mug of coffee, a coffee and milk with donut special... no problem! But then someone comes in and orders an extra large cappuccino with extra foam and cinnamon... oh no! Tarquin lets out a bark and starts pointing his muzzle at the equipment. Amazingly Cariana is able to understand his instructions as Tarquin points and barks through the steps. WOAH this cappuccino is as big as her head and it smells delicious. This is fun~


Ah! I'm so excited, I'm so excited, I'm so... super excited! Check out Cafe Miam in the Cash Shop right now, and be sure to vote in the weekly EI poll! See you later!

23 New REI: Dark Heart!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New REI: Dark Heart! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:29 pm

Hey, gang! Something amazing happened in the lab today-- one of the techs kickflipped over a refrigerator that was on its side! See, some litterbug dumped their old refrigerator behind our building so we've been spending the last couple days out there sitting on it and hanging out and stuff, and here he comes full speed on his board and WOOOOSH! Oh yeah, and there's a new REI, Dark Heart!

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Dark Heart - Desmona the Dark was loathed and feared by the people of Elwynne. Her younger sister, Annise the Light, was greatly beloved for her fair visage and pure mien. With jealousy in her heart, she sought to overthrow Annise and control the denizens of Elwynne.

Desmona flit through her Book of Shadows, searching for the perfect spell to cast on her fair sister. As she gathered ingredients to place in her magical cauldron, she wondered- whatever would she conjure? Perhaps a poisonous apple, the classic potion, or something much more sinister?

After repeating a chant three times, a hilt rose to the surface as a voice spoke out to her. "To overcome your dreary plight, you must carve out the heart of Annise the Light..."


Wow, okay, that's so much cooler than a kickflip over an old appliance! Check it out in the Cash Shop, and I'll see you Friday for your usual EI report!

24 CrosStitch winners & the new "Original Characters" contest!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement CrosStitch winners & the new "Original Characters" contest! - [NPC] Stein Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:37 pm

Aha, a timely update to CrosStitch! Just as the stitch-swelling spring showers begin to pelt me, I’ve found this fine assortment of rain gear designed by Gaia’s finest creative minds. Have a look at the winners of our Rainy Day contest:

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Visit my shop to pick one of these cute items up for yourself! You can also find more new rain gear over at the Jock Strap, so be sure to pay Liam a visit.

Visit CrosStitch


Meanwhile, here's a brand new opportunity to showcase your creative powers: the Original Characters contest! Just send me a sketch of your own personally-created character’s signature item. Remember: this has to come from your own creative mind, so don’t submit items based on your favorite anime series, video game, etc. Good luck!

Enter the Contest


For some inspiration, here are the talented winners of the CrosStitch Rainy Days contest:

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26 Get a head start on May's CI with Advance Chance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Get a head start on May's CI with Advance Chance! - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:16 pm

Pal, I’m in a bind. I just got a letter from the GRS-- my own dang agency-- telling me there were “errors” and “inconsistencies” in my 2013 return and that I actually owe them four million Gold in back taxes. I know it can’t be true, because I’m even more meticulous in my own finances than I am in meddling with yours, but now the boys upstairs are busting my chops something fierce. It’s a frame-up job, and I know just who’s responsible: that SOB Hendren in Internal Affairs, who’s had it in for me ever since I beat him in the 2004 GRS Mr. Hot Abs contest.

Hendren’s been sending me shirtless cell phone pics of his mediocre abs ever since, with captions like “u impress homie??” and “peep this tortoiseshell bod,” but frankly I’ll always consider his abs second-rate, with none of the perfect erotic symmetry of my own. But until I can use these photos to blackmail him into dropping the investigation, I’ll need to rustle up some funds somehow...

Oh, I know! I can just grab this month’s Advance Chace for a surefire investment opportunity!

What will the next CI be? Nobody knows, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the May Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.


Better grab one quick, before your old buddy Mr. Hot Abs 2004 corners the market!

26 EI Report: CCafe Miam and Dark HeartEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Cafe Miam and Dark Heart - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:50 pm

Happy Friday, science friends! What a fine day for some evolution: the sun is shining, the science is sweet and the relentless march of progress proceeds despite the sometimes unbearable human cost! Let's see what our talented technicians have cooked up this week: looks like an update to our newest EI and a delicious finale for another!

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Cafe Miam - Cariana has so much fun working as a barista at Cafe Miam that closing time completely sneaks up on her. Tarquin runs to the back room and reappears with a fancy looking certificate in his mouth. What's this? Looks like he must of really liked her work because she's being promoted to Assistant Manager!

Cariana is about to head out but Tarquin is giving her some major puppy eyes. She then spots a doggie bed behind the counter and realizes Tarquin doesn't have a place to stay except the cafe. Even though she's only known him a day, she's too much of a softie and can't say no to that face. She invites him to live with her. Besides, she has a good feeling she'll be at Cafe Miam for a long time.

Dark Heart - From out of the bubbling cauldron a hilt arose. Desmona took hold of the magical blade and felt a rush of great power. "Yes, this will do nicely..." Desmona walked over to her grand wardrobe and tapped her chin. Whatever would she wear for such an occasion?

Intrigued? Scientifically stimulated? Stop by the Cash Shop to grab these items today! After you do, don't forget to stop by our weekly EI poll to let us know which items you like the best. Till next time!

30 Monthly Update: April 2013Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Monthly Update: April 2013 - DJ Helsing Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:59 pm

Hi, Gaians! We've got a quick video update to share with you-- in order to keep the Gaia community in the know, we've decided to do monthly video updates (starring yours truly) that let you know exactly what we've been up to lately and what's in store for the coming month.

Of course, there's something in it for you: we have an opinion poll set up, so your voice can be heard and your thoughts can shape Gaia's future. Be sure to cast your vote and earn a free Wing Sticker.


To participate in the Poll, just click this rad button:

Vote Now!

May Edit

01 Housing is now available in Towns 2!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Housing is now available in Towns 2! - admin Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:22 pm

Hey Gaians, exciting news! Housing is now ready in Towns 2! Grab yourself a homestead, decorate, and get comfy!

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Those with existing houses in Towns 1 will be able to have their house and items ported over to Towns 2, no sweat! (Port your house soon-- there's no Gold charge to do it right now, but that'll change later!) We think you'll like the changes, so come check it out! And for old times' sake, you'll be able to use your house in either Towns 1 or Towns 2 for a limited time until Towns 1 is retired.

Visit Towns 2!

02 Cash Shop Upate: Swords of JusticeEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Upate: Swords of Justice - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu May 02, 2013 1:17 pm

Greetings, beings of Gaia! Lately, Rigel and I have become quite taken with the heroic fiction of your people: the unlikely farm-boy heroes, the journeys through danger, the roguish companions... it's all so exciting and romantic that we've decided to stock our shelves with tributes to the hero's journey!

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With her powerful bow, the Ivory Archer stands fearless against any foe that would dare challenge her! Includes vivid teal hair, ivory bow, chest plate, belted skirt and steel toed boots.

Become the male lead with Unlikely Hero! He comes with his famous slicked back hair, armored top, stylish pants, belt, shoes and a really huge spear sword! Seriously, how are you supposed to carry that around?

Kiipah the Seafoam Dragon may be a little chubby, but that just means it's up to you to whip him into shape! Once you've trained him to be fearsome enough, try on a set of cute mint horns.

You'll get all of these faithful companions and formidable weapons with the Swords of Justice Bundle, plus an exclusive bonus: face the fury of the Vorpal King! Includes floating blades, bladed tail, and spiked halo.


Stop by the Cash Shop to recruit these elite companions, who shall follow bravely wherever your adventures might lead. Onward into legend, brave heroes of Gaia!

Visit the Cash Shop

03 EI Report: Dark HeartEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Dark Heart - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri May 03, 2013 5:27 pm

As we boldly crest the edge of another weekend, let's pause for a moment to ponder the glory of science! Science: it's what computers and birds are made of. Every time you start your car, that's science; whenever a bowling ball falls on a man's sandwich from the 30th floor window, that's science. And, of course, you can thank science whenever our newest evolving item reaches new levels of darkness and depravity:

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This week in the Dark Heart: Desmona combed her ebony locks and topped her crown with her favorite hat. As she admired herself in the mirror, the mysterious voice repeated itself in her head. She knew not to whom the voice belonged, only that it gave her exhilarating power.

Throwing on her luxurious overcoat, she smiled at her reflection. "After today, the people of Elwynne shall bow down to me. Perhaps... I shall even become their queen!" She glanced over at her blade and began to ponder how she would carry out her cruel deed. Her lips curled into a grin as the images of Annise's imminent death danced through her head. She giggled to herself. She would find great joy in this.


Thrilled? Intrigued? Hungry? Well, we can help you out with the first two: just swing by the Cash Shop to pick up Dark Heart today, or one of the many other wonderful items we've got for sale. One more thing: don't forget to stop by the weekly poll to vote for your favorite EIs!

03 Culinary Coliseum will be leaving soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Culinary Coliseum will be leaving soon! - [NPC] Ivan Fri May 03, 2013 1:51 pm

Attention, amateur chefs: if you haven't tested your gourmet mettle in the legendary Culinary Coliseum yet, you'd better quit twiddling your spoons: Chairman Basil Confit IV has announced that he'll be ending the competition on Tuesday, May 7.

It sure would be a shame to miss out on your lifelong dream of becoming a famous chef and/or honored television prizewinner. Plus, you wouldn't want to miss your chance at these exclusive Coliseum prizes:


Better place your order quick, cause the kitchen is closing soon! You can pick up just one chance, or increase the odds of victory with a bundle. Best of luck, kitchen champs!

Enter the Culinary Coliseum

03 Check out this month's Virtual Piggy bonus item!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Check out this month's Virtual Piggy bonus item! - [GAIA] Dash Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:32 pm

Not only is Virtual Piggy a safe and convenient way to grab Gaia Cash, it can also earn you some great items! Each month, we’ll be creating an exclusive bonus item for anyone who grabs just $5 or more in Gaia Cash with Virtual Piggy. For the next few months, we’re offering the stylish Banded Cap:

For your shot at this snazzy bonus, just check out the Virtual Piggy info page, and stay tuned for more cool bonus items in months to come!

07 The seal is weakening on May's Advance Chance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The seal is weakening on May's Advance Chance! - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Tue May 07, 2013 6:39 pm

I’ve tried plenty of cockamamie schemes to pry open my Advance Chance before the magical seal wears off, but I think I’ve finally found one that I like: I’ve taken to sitting on it like a mother hen, tenderly incubating it like a precious CI egg. As I sat on my May Advance Chance last night, I suddenly felt a peculiar sensation: the seal is weakening! I’m so excited that I’ve been clucking and cackling and fluffing up my feathers for hours now.

What will the next CI be? Nobody knows, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the May Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.


Better grab an Advance Chance soon if you want that extra head start-- it's your best shot at cornering the market before everything's up for grabs!

08 Set sail for adventure on the Seven Seas!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Set sail for adventure on the Seven Seas! - [NPC] Ivan Tue May 07, 2013 4:23 pm

It saddens me to think that my seafaring days might be far behind me. In my long-lost youth, there was nothing I loved more than an adventure at sea: the blue-green expanse stretching infinite before me, the salt air pelting my waist-length dreadlocks (I miss those, too), the plaintive cawing of the lonely albatross... ah, to be young again, adrift and free and shirtless as the day I was born!

Granted, those experiences actually took place in my parents’ above-ground pool and the albatross was a very distressed possum, but I’m still bummed that it’s too late to start seafaring. Maybe I’ll book passage to the Seven Seas, where nautical adventure still awaits any traveler with enough guts to throw caution to the wind.

You never know quite where the winds will blow you, but regardless of your destination, you’ll surely find a glittering prize waiting at the end: a Cash Shop favorite perhaps, or a valuable rare item... maybe even one of these beautiful Seven Seas exclusives:

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What are you waiting for? Pack yourself a steamer trunk full of puffy shirts and strong rum, because the time has come for an adventure on the Seven Seas! If you’re a truly salty dog, you can even grab a bundle of nine tickets for more shots at adventure.

Sail the Seven Seas

10 EI Report: Dark HeartEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Dark Heart - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri May 10, 2013 4:00 pm

Hello, EI fans! Friday is here again, and you know what that means: it's time for science! In addition to our usual update on the newest item evolutions, I've also prepared a brief lecture on the fourth dimension. Here it is. Ahem. The fourth dimension is where ghosts live. Cubes are twice as big there, and they look absolutely stupid. One day, man will reach the fourth dimension, but he will instantly explode when he gets there. Thank you. Anyway, here's the latest evolution from Dark Heart!

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This week in the Dark Heart: Annise sat in the heart of the magic forest, humming a peaceful tune. She favored the halcyon ambience of the woods and the elusive creatures within.

A sudden snapping of branches and crunching of foliage beneath treading feet disrupted her thoughts. "Who might lurk yonder," Annise inquired.

A dull light grew brighter as Desmona emerged from the shadows, holding a magical flame within her palm. Annise's eyes lit up with surprise. "Dearest sister..."


Do you dare take part in this chilling little tale? Just visit the friendly stardust twins at the Gaia Cash Shop to pick up a Dark Heart of your own-- and tell them a little about the fourth dimension while you're there! They love that stuff! Oh, and make sure to vote in our weekly EI poll on your way. Till next time!

14 Convention Tour: Anime Central 2013!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Anime Central 2013! - DJ Helsing Tue May 14, 2013 5:17 pm

Anime Central 2013: Chicago, IL

Where: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Chicago, IL

Panel: May 18th 2013, 1:45pm – 3:15pm Con Center C


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes, glimpses at Gaia's future and a opportunity to contribute your feedback and help improve the site. In addition, we’ll be hosting a Gaia Game Show, an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and win some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2013 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the Conventioneer Achievement.

We hope to see you there... and if we don't, hopefully we'll be in your neck of the woods sometime very soon. Check out the Convention Tour page for details about all the upcoming stops in 2013!

Check out the Gaia 2013 Convention Tour


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum to connect with your fellow convention-goers!


UPDATE: A Cen has changed the Panel Time. The Panel time is now 1:45 - 3:15 in Con Center C Thus the panel is earlier then previously announced. We look forward to seeing you there!

15 May's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement May's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Tue May 15, 2012 3:13 pm

Ah~! They're here! It always happens right when I look away for just a few seconds!

May's Monthly Collectibles bring Gaia back to an era of chivalrous piracy and dignified weapons mastery:

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Lady Glaive is a fearless weapons master, as strong as she is beautiful. Her satin bustle hides a cache of swords, her thigh-high boots have razor-sharp heels, and even her corset is impenetrable armor disguised in gilded silk.

Captain Cobalt is a dashing commander of the high seas, and a perfect gentleman as he pillages your ship. This foppish pirate is adorned with a curiously large hat, billowing navy coat, sleek trousers, and a mysterious mask...


Get these items while you can—they'll only be around for the month of May. After that, they're gone!

The colors! The poses! So gorgeous~~! smilies_heart.gif

17 EI Report: Dark Heart & Art of EspionageEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Dark Heart & Art of Espionage - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu May 16, 2013 4:28 pm

Are you ready for some Frience? You see, “Frience” was my attempt to combine the words “Friday” and “Science” into one catchy, branded buzzword. I don’t think it’s working. It looks misspelled, and it shorts out the part of your brain responsible for pronouncing stuff. In science, it was what we call “an experiment,” and it was a terrible failure. Look, I’m sorry. I won’t do it again. To divert your attention to more pleasant matters, I’ve got some great Frience news: not only do we have a fantastic finale, we’ve got a brand new Rapid Evolving Item!

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New! Introducing the Art of Espionage: You stumble upon an imperial fan in your quarters; it bears the mark of royalty. A note falls out:

“After careful review of your application, we feel that you are qualified to serve the country. Starting at break of dawn, you are to attend the academy for intensive training.”

As you don the uniform left behind by your ancestors, you feel the adrenaline pumping into your veins. The time has finally come to prove yourself.

In the chilling finale of the Dark Heart: Desmona's eyes hardened as she dismissed her flame and drew her blade. "Ah, Annise. I lack the time for chatter, for your end is nigh!"

Annise beheld her sister with despair and shook her head. "Desmona, you have a darkness in your heart, but it does not have to be this way."

She stood, brushing leaves from her dress, and held out her hand towards her turbulent sister. "Please Desmona, you are beautiful and loved. Come with me. Show the people that you are not as cruel as they believe...”

Desmona hesitated for a moment before gathering her senses. "No!" she screamed, and lunged for Annise with her blade thrust. Before the edge could pierce her heart, Annise suddenly dispersed in a glittering display into the form of a gilded bird.

Desmona fell forwards and looked up as the bird hovered momentarily. "You mustn't listen to this dark man," Annise uttered wistfully before flying away.

Back at her lair, Desmona contemplated her bitter failure. Her eyes glazed over with tears as she recalled Annise's kind words, and her heart began to ache at the thought of being reunited with her sister.

"Do not waste thoughts on absurd propositions, Desmona. You have failed in your quest. Do you really think this land of halfwits could love you so easily? You are as cruel and twisted as I."

Desmona straightened herself up. "Please...tell me...who are you?" A sudden sharp pang shot throughout Desmona; she watched in horror as her heart was torn from her chest. As Desmona fell limp to the ground, a shadowy figure emerged from the fog of the cauldron, holding the still-beating heart. "My dear, you may call me...Mephiste."


Dear me! And here I was holding out for a happy ending. You can grab these wonderful items now in the Gaia Cash Shop-- and don’t forget to stop by our weekly EI poll to let us know which ones you like best!

21 Salon Durem Update: Hairstyles, Eyes & Beards!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Salon Durem Update: Hairstyles, Eyes & Beards! - [NPC] Vanessa Tue May 21, 2013 3:41 pm

I've been thinking about beards a lot lately. They certainly seem to be in style among the modish young men lately, and to be honest I've been pining for the prickly chinstrap of a certain long-absent swashbuckler...

Anyway, with beards on the brain, I've finally added a long-awaited feature to Salon Durem: there's a new tab up top for all your facial hair needs, and it's bristling with brand-new beards and mustaches and stubble. Come on in and get those whiskers sculpted!

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That's not all: I've been perusing the latest hair mags for tons of new hairstyle ideas, and I just received my certification to perform some incredibly complex new eye procedures. If you're in need of a sexy summer 'do or some fresh new peepers, please stop by.

Visit Salon Durem

22 Convention Tour: Fanime 2013!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Fanime 2013! - DJ Helsing Wed May 22, 2013 1:07 pm

Fanime 2013: San Jose, CA

Where: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA

Panel: May 25th 2013, 5:00pm – 7:00pm Panels 3

Feedback Social: May 27th 2013, 12:00pm – 1:00pm Panels 1


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes, glimpses at Gaia's future and a opportunity to contribute your feedback and help improve the site. In addition, we’ll be hosting a Gaia Game Show, an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and win some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2013 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the Conventioneer Achievement.

We hope to see you there... and if we don't, hopefully we'll be in your neck of the woods sometime very soon. Check out the Convention Tour page for details about all the upcoming stops in 2013!

Check out the Gaia 2013 Convention Tour


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

22 New EI: Emerald DreamEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New EI: Emerald Dream - [NPC] Dr. Singh Wed May 22, 2013 3:50 pm

Incredible news, ladies and gentlemen: by popular demand, we've got ourselves a new full-fledged EI! The fantastical Emerald Dream brings a fashionable update to a beloved tale of a girl, a dog, and a strange world of witches and wizards:

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Emerald Dream: Life was so simple in The Dreamer's black-and-white world. She spent her days doing chores on her family's farm, her faithful pup Milo always by her side. But one day, she and her little dog found themselves whisked away to a magical, brightly-colored kingdom...


Want to get in on the ground floor? Head to the Cash Shop now to be among the first to grab this glorious new EI.

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24 EI Report: Art of Espionage & Emerald DreamEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Art of Espionage & Emerald Dream - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri May 24, 2013 4:51 pm

How’s your Friday, young scientists? I’m guessing it’s great, now that your favorite science program host is here to fill you in on all the incredible news in the world of evolution. This week, we’re reminding you of our latest big EI, plus checking the progress of your espionage training:

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New! In case you missed our announcement earlier in the week, there’s a new full-fledged EI on the market: Emerald Dream will whisk you away from your monochrome existence and transport you to a strange new world of magic and color.

This week in the Art of Espionage: your first week of training has been tough, but you’re determined to rise to the challenge. It’s hard enough just keeping yourself warm and protected, but giving up is simply not an option.


That’s all for now, science pals. Join us next Friday for the next batch of updates; till then, you can keep yourself busy by voting in our weekly EI poll, or browsing the Cash Shop for some new EIs. See you soon!

25 Watch the Fanime Webcast Today!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Watch the Fanime Webcast Today! - admin Sat May 25, 2013 3:16 pm

The Gaia Online panel at Fanime is today at 5:00pm PDT. If you can't make it out we will be hosting a live webcast for you to enjoy. The webcast begins at the same time as the panel and runs until the end of the panel. Join us for contests, excitement, and sneak peeks of upcoming features including the summer event! You'll be able to chat with other Gaians in our live thread for the webcast. So join in and find out all about what we have coming up!

Join Us!

28 Convention Tour: A Kon 2013!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: A Kon 2013! - DJ Helsing Tue May 28, 2013 2:21 pm

A Kon 2013: Dallas, TX

Where: The Hilton Anatole Dallas, Dallas, TX

Panel: June 1st 2013, 2:00pm – 3:30pm Grand Ballroom A/B


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes, glimpses at Gaia's future and a opportunity to contribute your feedback and help improve the site. In addition, we’ll be hosting a Gaia Game Show, an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and win some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2013 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the Conventioneer Achievement.

We hope to see you there... and if we don't, hopefully we'll be in your neck of the woods sometime very soon. Check out the Convention Tour page for details about all the upcoming stops in 2013!

Check out the Gaia 2013 Convention Tour


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

28 Get a head start on June's CI with Advance Chance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Get a head start on June's CI with Advance Chance! - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Tue May 28, 2013 4:15 pm

It's tough waiting for the next CI to come out. I try to fill up my time with the usual things-- 16-hour work days, recreational audits, stunt accounting, etc.-- but lately I've found a wonderful new distraction: video games!

I've been knee-deep in the 12-bit classic Prince Whistle Boy lately, trying to save King Pops from the Land of Snakes. I've also been honing my shoot-em-up reflexes with a few rounds of Gunrazor Judge: Rebuttal. I've even dipped into some underground classics, like the banned simulation game Dadwallet Taker Pro.

Here's something else to take the edge off the long wait: the new Advance Chance is here!

What will the next CI be? Nobody is quite sure, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the June Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.


Better pick one up soon, or you'll miss your shot at an early CI! In the meantime, I think I'll play a few more rounds of Dadwallet. I'm so close to stealing a level 62 trifold from a sleeping Juggernaut Dad...

29 Check out the new Monster Galaxy Manga!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Check out the new Monster Galaxy Manga! - [NPC] Nova Mon May 20, 2013 1:39 pm

Ready to delve deeper into the strange world of Monster Galaxy? We've teamed up with Yen Press to create a new manga series based on our blockbuster critter-taming adventure game, and the first issue is on digital newsstands now.

Ready to see all your favorite monsters immortalized in electronic ink? The first issue is available now for 99 cents-- that's just one tenth the cost of a really terrible pair of shoes! Visit one of these shops to grab it:

Amazon (Kindle) / Barnes & Noble (Nook) / Google Play / iTunes


Stay tuned: new issues are coming every month!

30 Cash Shop Update: Little Wings BundleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Little Wings Bundle - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu May 30, 2013 4:53 pm

Though celestial beings have no particular need for romance, we’re still fascinated with the concept: we can’t help getting a little misty-- sparkly, in our case- about some of the more heartstring-tugging folktales Gaians have told us. That’s why we’ve crafted a new bundle as a tribute to the romantic tales of old:

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Little Timid Gruidae hurt her wing, but a kind stranger nursed her back to health! She'll never forget the blue ribbon that was given to her when she took the skies again.

Flightless Wish Ever since she met the boy who showed her kindness, she never stopped wishing to become human for a chance to be with him. When a wind sorceress granted her wish, she knew that losing her voice was a small price to pay... right? Includes her transformed hair, earrings, shawlpiece, dress, gloves, and heels.

Never in a million years did this Ornith Schoolboy dream that helping a hurt little bird could change his life. But when that beautiful girl walked in, he couldn't stop thinking about her, never imagining what she really was or how she lost her voice. Includes his casual outfit, with a rebellious hairstyle, shirt, coat, layering hoodie, cargo pants, and carelessly untied boots.

Available exclusively in the Little Wings Bundle: After transforming the young crane into the girl she's longed to be, Csilla the Wind Sorceress warned the girl: “You have only three days to help him find out what you truly are, before the spell will be broken and you will vanish into the wind.” The sorceress companion also includes her windswept hair, flowing robe, and transforming magical swirls.


You can find this lovely bundle on the shelves of the Gaia Cash Shop. Stop by and have a look around!

Visit the Cash Shop

31 EI Report: The Art of EspionageEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: The Art of Espionage - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri May 31, 2013 5:16 pm

It's everyone's favorite part of the week, and not just because we're about to begin our two-day bender of weekend excess: it's EI time! In this edition, we've got a thrilling new update to our latest REI:

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It's now the second week of your training in the Art of Espionage, things just keep getting harder. But you won't let that stop you-- your eyes are lit with fire and passion as you leap through every obstacle they throw at you. You know this is where you were always meant to be.


That's all for this week, friends. Head over to the weekly EI poll to let us know which items you like best, or head to the Cash Shop to grab some EIs. See you next time!

31 Coming Soon: The Spectacular Summer Sale!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Coming Soon: The Spectacular Summer Sale! - admin Fri May 31, 2013 5:00 pm

Big news for bargain hunters and seekers of rare treasure: at the end of June, we'll be holding an insane weekend-long blowout of value!

The Spectacular Summer Sale will be structured a lot like our recent Black Friday sales: we'll have a rotating stock of incredible items in stock, including low prices on great items, brand new exclusives and some super-limited-time direct sales of ultra-rare items from the past.

Stay tuned-- we'll pelt you with lots more details as the sale approaches.

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04 New REI: Ruined SoulsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New REI: Ruined Souls - [NPC] Dr. Singh Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:23 pm

Big midweek science news, friends: we've just received word of a new Rapid Evolving Item hitting the shops today, and it seems to be leading us into the realm of the macabre...

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Ruined Souls Her name was Charise, and she was Daegal’s one hope. Oh, the memories he kept of her-- she was the light that chased away the darkness, her cheerful demeanor as fragrant as the incense that flooded her tomb. They were young and in love once, blinded by happiness, without a care in the world. But nature can be cruel to its most fragile creatures; those least deserving of death are overtaken by it, while the strong are left to suffer the loss. Still, Daegal wondered why Charise had been taken from him. The years after her passing were full of grief, turning his heart black with bitterness, sadness and a desperation deep enough to lead a man to consider unspeakable things...


Truly a chilling prelude to what will certainly be quite an interesting new REI. If you'd like to follow its progress-- in the form of great items, of course-- you can pick up Ruined Souls in the Gaia Cash Shop now.

05 Monthly Update: May 2013Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Monthly Update: May 2013 - DJ Helsing Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:08 pm

Hi, Gaians! We've got a quick video update to share with you-- in order to keep the Gaia community in the know, we've decided to do monthly video updates (starring yours truly) that let you know exactly what we've been up to lately and what's in store for the coming month.

Of course, there's something in it for you: we have an opinion poll set up, so your voice can be heard and your thoughts can shape Gaia's future. Be sure to cast your vote and earn a free Wing Sticker.


To participate in the Poll, just click this rad button:

Vote Now

07 Seven Seas will leave the Cash Shop soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Seven Seas will leave the Cash Shop soon! - [NPC] Ivan Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:04 pm

If you yearn for the feeling of a warm sea breeze in your hair and the relaxing sound of an albatross screeching in your face, you’d better book your voyage to the Seven Seas soon! It seems that all trips will cease on Tuesday, June 11, so your time is running out to try your luck at one of these incredible exclusive items:

What are you waiting for? Seize your salty destiny on the Seven Seas now, or pick up a bundle for a whole series of treasure-packed journeys. If I weren’t so swamped at work, maybe I’d take a little trip myself...

Set Sail!

07 EI Report: Art of Espionage, Ruined Souls & BunnihilationEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Art of Espionage, Ruined Souls & Bunnihilation - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:28 pm

It’s a big week at the Evolving Item lab! We’ve got three items updating this week, so all of our technicians are running at full steam, twisting knobs and adjusting dials late into the night-- for my part, I’ve helped keep them awake using a technique I learned during my school days: what we do is get a big funnel with a tube attached, then put the tube in someone’s mouth, hold the funnel above their head and pour in a few gallons of lukewarm coffee. It peps them up every time! A few irregular heartbeats here and there, but that’s the price of progress...

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This week in Ruined Souls, our latest REI: Daegal considered the unthinkable: could the dead be raised to life, and if so, how? He tirelessly studied various forms of black magic, hoping to find the answer, but there was none. Was he the only one in the world to ask such a thing, Daegal wondered, or was it really so taboo that no one dared to investigate? Daegal cursed in frustration, but his cry would not go unheard. From beyond the outskirts of town, deep within the forest, across the stones of an unnamed ruin and beneath its gleaming waters, a voice called back.

Your commitment to learning the Art of Espionage continues. After a long session of weapons training, you find a hairpin mounted on the door. The pin is the symbol that you’re now ready for the final test... and her majesty will be in attendance!

This time around, Bunnihilation gets its stylistic influence from the far east. I hear they have things over there called Bunny Cafes, where for a small fee you can pet bunnies till your hands go numb. Dang, that sounds like fun!


That’s all for now, friends. Remember to stop by our weekly EI poll to let us know what you like best this week. If you’d like to pick up one of these items for yourself or a friend, you can stop by the Cash Shop.

11 The seal is weakening on June's Advance Chance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The seal is weakening on June's Advance Chance! - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:25 pm

With all these game announcements I've been distracted. I almost let the fact that the seal has weakened on June's Advance Chance. You can pick one up in the cash shop now.

12 Score some rare loot at the Game On convention!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Score some rare loot at the Game On convention! - [NPC] Ivan Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:13 pm

Boy howdy, I certainly chose an opportune time to start up a video game hobby: just when I'm getting excited about all my new favorite games, they've suddenly become obsolete!

Why? Because this year's Game On convention is in full swing, and all of Gaia's biggest gaming companies are showing off their shiniest new hardware and software. Wow, look at the detailed lighting effects on Dark Chef IV: Blood Pastry—this game makes everything I've been playing look like total horsehockey! I only wish I could be at the convention myself, but duty calls: the GRS has ordered me to scrutinize the finances of several pro-Easter Bunny nonprofits, and... oh, I've said too much.

But it's not too late for you to head to Game On. If you're lucky, you can still score a ticket to this year's biggest gaming event, and you're sure to walk out of there with some incredible convention loot, like a rare item, a Cash Shop favorite or one of these new exclusives:

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Get your Game On ticket today, or grab a bundle for a few more jaunts around the convention hall. Bring me back something pretty!

Game On!

14 EI Report: Art of Espionage, Ruined Souls & Emerald DreamEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Art of Espionage, Ruined Souls & Emerald Dream - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:48 pm

It's been another busy week at the EI lab. During last week's experimentation with high-dosage coffee delivery methods, several members of the research staff were sidelined with racking jitters, and still more were hospitalized with caffeine-crash comas. Luckily, we've found a new way to take the edge off: we've supplemented our coffee intake with 24oz cans of 4HOBO, a high-potency malt liquor energy drink. It was pulled from the shelves a few years ago because a bunch of college kids started weeping blood, but we've managed to get it reclassified as a research chemical. It's doing wonders for our productivity-- we've managed to discover new evolutions for three different items, including one amazing finale!

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The empress has arrived to witness your final test in the Art of Espionage: you must battle your way through an elaborate and deadly obstacle course. She's hypnotized at your expert footwork as you overshadow one opponent after another. Declared the final winner, you kneel before the empress and recite solemn vows to serve your country. She smiles at you and thanks you for your dedication, knowing that you'll become one of her empire's most valuable assets.

This week in Ruined Souls: "Come," the voice beckoned. It was faint as a whisper, ethereal in the way it echoed, but definite enough for Daegal to know that it was not his imagination. The voice lead him into the thick of the forest, far from town, until finally he emerged on the plateau of the mysterious ruins.

"Come," it encouraged, drawing him closer to the edge of what was once a well. The waters were alive with souls that reached up as if to overtake him; it was clear to Daegal that this place was likely a gateway between this world and the next.

"You wish to bring back what is lost, but such power does not come without a high price. Offer yourself as a sacrifice, to be used as a channel for spirits, and in return possess the power to awaken the dead and command their souls."

Overwhelmed, Daegal fell to his knees. He knew the price would be great, but who or what would he become in exchange? In his moment of weakness, the spirits conjured an image of his beloved Charise, tempting him with memories and the promise of seeing her again...

In this week's Emerald Dream, the Dreamer awakens in a strange new world of color, surrounded by tiny villagers buzzing around excitedly. She turns to see the source of their joy-- it's her house, smashed into the ground, a pair of fuchsia slippers wedged beneath! The Bunnykins thank her profusely for stomping out the evil witch, but the Dreamer weeps and wails to go home. A beautiful woman appears in a burst of light, introducing herself as L'grand Couturier. She promises to help the Dreamer return home, beckoning her toward a brightly-colored road...


That's it for this week, friends. Remember to stop by the weekly EI poll to vote for your favorites, or stop by the Cash Shop to grab some EIs for yourself. See you next week!

15 June's Monthly Collectibles have arrived!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement June's Monthly Collectibles have arrived! - [NPC] Rina Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:23 pm

Ah, it's the 15th! I'm coming, I'm coming, just gotta put my shoes on!

This month's collectibles are two very different items that have something important in common: Fantastically unbridled elegance!

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Prima Poppet - An enchanted marionette who dances with the beauty and skill of a prima ballerina. Her costume shimmers in pink satin and lace, including ballet shoes, glittering bolero in effacé devant, and tumbling rose-colored hair.

Draconis Adamantine - A member of an ancient order of knights whose armor is as hard as the scales of an adamantine dragon. The order's boots, chestplates, and helms are studded with gems. Even their swords are hewn from diamond.


Grab the items while you can—they'll only be around for the month of June! After that, they're gone!

They're so good! So, so good! Ah~! smilies_heart.gif

17 New Feature: Promote My PostEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Feature: Promote My Post - admin Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:10 pm

Looking for a way to make a special thread stand out from the crowd? Now you can use Promote My Post to give your threads a colorful boost.

Maybe you're trying to start up a new art shop, or draw some attention to an important petition. You might be running a special contest and need more entries, or maybe you just think your personal opinion of the Xbox One is incredibly important (it is, we're sure). No matter the occasion, Promote My Post lets you trade a little Gaia Cash for some extra eyeballs.

To try it out, just click the "Promote my Post" button inside your thread. Enjoy!

19 Gaia's Summer Event: What the Fluff?Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia's Summer Event: What the Fluff? - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:21 pm

This just in! The Easter Bunny's campaign of terror against all things cute has left a cottony trail of casualties behind: it seems that an incredible number of adorable fluffs have been thrashed within an inch of their fuzzy little lives!

Luckily, the injured fluffs were found at the last minute by Blaze, who's decided to put her next archeological expedition on hold until she can make sure they're cared for.

If you'd like to help Blaze rehabilitate the injured fluffs, you can meet her in Gambino, where she's offering them for adoption to qualified caretakers. For more information, visit Gaia's Summer Event page:

Adopt a Fluff

20 Cash Shop Update: Wild Exploration BundleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Wild Exploration Bundle - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:28 pm

Rigel and I have always fancied ourselves explorers, so we simply love Gaian tales of swashbuckling adventure and thrilling discovery. We recently read a gripping yarn about a pair of rival explorers who headed into the deepest heart of the jungle, lured by tall tales of a lost jaguar-worshiping tribe and its temples packed with gold...

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The Wayward Trailblazer is so focused on finding the next great hunt that he's forgotten to check his map. Comes equipped with a traveling coat, hat, slick jodhpurs, comfy boots, a pocketed belt and some truly fancy hair.

The Pioneering Damsel is definitely not in distress! This globetrotting set includes knee high boots, a tight corset, a pocketed overcoat, far seeing binoculars, tied back hair and a skirt fit for any adventure.

Xochitl the Quetzagriffon is only found in the deepest, most forbidding ruins. While small and friendly now, with the right guidance he will grow into beast worthy of a god! Includes a pair of earrings made from a long tail feather.

The Wild Exploration Bundle bundle includes all of the above, plus the exclusive Jaguar's Curse: the worshippers of the mighty jungle cat have slowly begun to transform into their fearsome idols! Includes temple background, ears, tail, arms and eyes of the jaguar.


You can grab any of these great items now in the Cash Shop-- of course, we recommend the bundle for the best value. Stop by and say hello!

Visit the Cash Shop

21 EI Report: Ruined SoulsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Ruined Souls - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:24 pm

Ready for your weekly EI update, science friends? Good, because that's exactly what you're about to get. I'm a great mood for it, too-- morale at the EI lab is at an all-time high! We were a little anxious earlier because some technicians told us that an underground vat of strong narcotic research chemicals had leaked into our water supply and AC vents, but then all of our concerns melted away, for some reason, and were replaced by a curious feeling of well-being, euphoria, dizziness and sleepiness. Anyway, we've got a great new update to Ruined Souls:

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This week in Ruined Souls: The spirits chased away Daegal’s doubt, flooding his mind with images of what he could be: A man of great power, a revered Witch Doctor, unlimited in knowledge and capable of doing what was once thought impossible... and all he needed to do was willingly submit. Tempted by the promises of these visions, blackness began to corrupt Daegal. But as this darkness threatened to overtake him, a white mist began to pour in, engulfing the area with the calming spell of incense, a fragrance that Daegal recognized from Cherise’s tomb...


SNRK! Huh? What? Sorry, I dozed off there for a second, and had the most wonderful dream of deep black oblivion. Maybe I'll just rest my eyes for a second... but first, be sure to share your EI opinions in this week's poll. Stop by the Cash Shop to grab some EIs for your own collection!

24 The Spectacular Summer Sale: Check Out the Schedule!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The Spectacular Summer Sale: Check Out the Schedule! - admin Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:19 pm

Gaia's Spectacular Summer Sale is almost here! This weekend, we'll be offering a rotating selection of highly-coveted items for very limited times. Some are discounted items from the past, some are very rare items previously only available in CIs, and others are never-before-seen exclusives!

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The (nearly) full schedule is linked below, but remember: we're also sneaking in some super-secret items here and there. Be on the lookout for new twists on classics and some incredible deals on great items.

The Spectacular Summer Sale will run from 12am on Friday, June 28th through 11:59PM on Monday July 1st. Be there!

Check Out The Schedule


Note: We'll do our very best to stick to the above schedule, but it's subject to change in the event of a technical malfunction, a portal to the nullspace opening beneath the Cash Shop, or bear attack. Prices subject to change. Happy shopping!

25 Get a head start on July's CI with Advance Chance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Get a head start on July's CI with Advance Chance! - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:37 pm

I know I may look like a pillar of strength to the casual observer, but I'm not immune to the occasional bout of seasonal wistfulness. Especially this time of year, when it's been about 11 months since the carnival last rolled through town...

You see, that means that I'm approaching the maximum possible time from the last time I tasted my favorite food: carnival corn dogs. No other dog will do! Some people can get their kicks at fast food chains like Stick Doggie or Die Wienerhund, but for me it's gotta be a grease-dripping carnival dog with a side of oily waffle fries. Just thinking about it, I'm already bhleuph-- sorry, I was messily gnawing on my tie again.

The only way to distract myself from this longing is by prudent investment and an eye toward the future. Thank goodness July's Advance Chance has just been released!

What will the next CI be? Nobody is quite sure, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the July Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.


You'd better pick one up now, or the corn dog ennui will consume your life! Or maybe that's just me. But you should probably grab one anyway.

26 CrosStitch winners & the new Halloween contest!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement CrosStitch winners & the new Halloween contest! - [NPC] Stein Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:19 pm

Our latest batch of CrosStitch contest winners showcase the boundless creativity of the Gaia community-- even more so than usual, I dare say! This time, it was all about showing off your brilliant original characters and showcasing their signature items. We have a lovely batch of winners, all of which have been lovingly converted into Gaia items.

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You can find all these items at my shop, CrosStitch. Stop by and celebrate the artistic genius of your fellow Gaians by grabbing one of these unique treasures today!

Visit CrosStitch


Meanwhile, we're officially opening another CrosStitch contest to let you show off a whole new side of your creative mind... a darker side! Since our next round of winners will be emerging near the start of October, we thought we'd solicit your spookiest creations: design the finest and most fiendish Halloween garment or accessory, and we'll transform it into a gruesome Gaia item!

You'll have a little bit more time than usual to prepare your entry: this contest will be open from June 26th to July 26th. For the full rules and details, visit the contest page:

Enter The Contest


For some inspiration, here are the talented winners of the CrosStitch Original Character contest:

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28 Spectacular Summer Sale Is Almost Here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Spectacular Summer Sale Is Almost Here! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:10 pm

Welcome, Gaians, to your wildest dreams. We know it's a lot to take in, so we'll give you moment to stare. Yes, it's all real-- you're not going to wake up in a pool of sweat as this sweet fantasy fades away. Feast your eyes on the Spectacular Summer Sale, a mind-boggling four day extravaganza featuring some of Gaia's most sought after items!

OK, enough talk-- let's get down to the good stuff!

In celebration of the Halo's ten year anniversary, it will also be randomly available for short periods of time. (Maybe it's because of that whole "super moon" thing--the heavens work in mysterious ways). Inside sources say that the Angelic Halo will still be extremely rare. How do they know? Only time will tell...so check throughout the weekend as it will only be occasionally available!

For the first time ever we will be offering the 2k13 Rare Pet Rescue item. This amazing Chance Item will give you one of the fourteen rarest pets from past CIs, and if you're truly lucky you may even win a brand new recolor, Mochi Kitten Star! Keep your eyes peeled and you could even snag a discounted bundle of these adorable pets:

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We're also offering brand new recolors of old items as well as affordable items previously only available in Chance Items.

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Our brand new recolors include: Summer Violet, Vengeful Jackalope, Queen of Cinders, Rufescent Cervidae, Princess of the Universe and Chuu Chuu The Bunny.

Also be on the lookout for: Divided Stars, Grand Victorian, Stray Dogs, Court of the Elf Queen and Sable Monarch.


These previously hidden items will only be available for short periods of time throughout the weekend, so be sure to stay sharp!


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It's going to be a weekend to remember. Make sure you've got the Spectacular Summer Sale schedule handy, and keep in mind that all the times listed are U.S. Pacific Time (also known as GMT -8:00). We'll see you there!

28 EI Report: Ruined SoulsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Ruined Souls - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:22 pm

Not so fast! I see you slinking off to enjoy your weekend, but I can't let you slip past without a brief harangue about the miracle of science. We've only got one Evolving Item getting an update this week, but it's certainly worth a look: it's the conclusion to the macabre tale of Ruined Souls! What's to become of poor Daegal?

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This week, it's the finale of Ruined Souls: the soft sound of a single person’s footsteps could be heard, circling the mists around him. What was this-- some divine intervention, trying to stop him from making this choice now that he was committed to making this sacrifice? Angered, Daegal searched the mists, demanding that whoever it was to show themselves.

The mist began slowly to fade, just enough to reveal the silhouette of a woman, walking towards him. She dangled the incense chamber at her side, which carried the calming fragrance. Daegal waited—frozen in place as her features became plain to him…it was Charise.

Just as the years had changed Daegal, so she also changed in spirit: beautiful, like a goddess walking on air. Her presence left him speechless. Had she returned to him? Yearning to touch her, he reached out to lay a hand upon her cheek but felt nothing but a cold sensation.

"No power is worth selling your soul for,” she told him, “and not even these spirits can promise you a power great enough to raise me from the dead as I was...” Her smile softened the pain in his eyes, as she took his hand in her own. “You’re tired... suffer no more, join me and rest.”

Her words were short, sweet, and calming... Daegal could not argue. When the mist cleared—they were gone, and well restored and purified as all the entities that had polluted the place had gone.


You can grab this item now in the Cash Shop. Also, remember to stop by our weekly poll to tell us which items you like best. See you next week, friends!

30 Spectacular Summer Sale Update!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Spectacular Summer Sale Update! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:18 am

Gaia's Spectacular Summer Sale is on! And time is running out! We're offering a rotating selection of highly-coveted items for very limited times, coming soon:

Recolors of Princess of the Universe and Chuu Chuu the Bunny.

Also look out for the 2k13 Rare Pet Rescue which includes a chance to nab one of the fourteen rarest pets or a brand new Mochi Kitten Star!

The Spectacular Summer Sale ends Monday July 1st. Don't miss out!

Go Shop!


Note: Prices subject to change. Happy shopping!

July Edit

01 Help Gaia's Frontier Skies board game take flight!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Help Gaia's Frontier Skies board game take flight! - admin Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:35 pm

Ready to bring the world of Gaia into your own kitchen table, game room or basement nerd lair? We've been hard at work at Gaia's very first board game, and we need your help getting it off the ground. First, a peek at what's in store:

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Frontier Skies transforms the art, characters and world of Gaia Online into an exciting adventure with strategic decisions at every turn. Players will compete to build the finest airship while managing their crew, stockpiling supplies and maintaining their valuable discoveries-- only the most cunning captain can rule the Frontier Skies as the richest adventurer around!

Frontier Skies is played by 2 to 4 players ages 12 and up. Play time runs between 60 to 90 minutes.


Since this is a new experiment for Gaia, we've set up a Kickstarter campaign to gauge community interest and help get the production rolling. Early contributors will get some cool bonus stuff, so board game fans should check it out now!

Check Out the Kickstarter

01 The Spectacular Summer Sale ends tonight!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The Spectacular Summer Sale ends tonight! - admin Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:58 pm

Our Spectacular Summer Sale has been a smashing success, but it's all coming to an end tonight! You've got just a few precious hours left to grab some of Gaia's hottest items, including Kandi Kitten.

As the sale draws to a close, you'll also get one last shot at plenty of other super-special deals: tonight between 9:00PM and midnight (Pacific time), ALL the secret items from the sale will be put on the shelves one last time, with the exception of the Angelic Halo, which will only be available between 9:00pm and 10:00pm.

Don't miss out on the single most important event in the history of commerce! Check out the release schedule now, or head to the Cash Shop to check out the current lineup.

Go Shopping

02 Get a new bonus item with Gaia Cash Offers!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Get a new bonus item with Gaia Cash Offers! - admin Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:05 pm

Gaia Offers are a great way to earn a little Gaia Cash just for signing up for things you may have been planning to check out anyway, like game rental services, credit score checks and even donations to charity. If you complete an offer worth 100 Gaia Cash or more, we'll even throw in an exclusive bonus item. This month, we're giving away the gorgeous Seraphique Vest:

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Want to pick up this great reward? Just head over to the Gaia Cash Offers page to peruse the current lineup. We’re sure you’ll find something you like!

Check Out Offers

02 Convention Tour: Anime Expo 2013!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Anime Expo 2013! - DJ Helsing Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:19 pm

Anime Expo 2013: Los Angeles, CA

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

Panel: July 4th 2013, 6:00pm – 8:00pm WS2

Feedback Social: July 6th 2013, 7:30pm – 8:30pm LP4


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes, glimpses at Gaia's future and a opportunity to contribute your feedback and help improve the site. In addition, we’ll be hosting a Gaia Game Show, an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and win some great prizes.

As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2013 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the Conventioneer Achievement.

In addition DJ Helsing will be in the Table Top room from July 4th to July 6th running demos of Frontier Skies the all new Card Game from Gaia Online. Be sure to keep an eye out for the Gaia Logo and DJ Helsing to give the game a try. For more information about Frontier Skies be sure to check out the Kickstarter and help make the game become a reality!

Check out Frontier Skies


We hope to see you there... and if we don't, hopefully we'll be in your neck of the woods sometime very soon. Check out the Convention Tour page for details about all the upcoming stops in 2013!

Check out the Gaia 2013 Convention Tour


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

02 Monthly Update: June 2013Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Monthly Update: June 2013 - DJ Helsing Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:23 pm

Hi, Gaians! We've got a quick video update to share with you-- in order to keep the Gaia community in the know, we've decided to do monthly video updates (starring yours truly) that let you know exactly what we've been up to lately and what's in store for the coming month.

Of course, there's something in it for you: we have an opinion poll set up, so your voice can be heard and your thoughts can shape Gaia's future. Be sure to cast your vote and earn a free Wing Sticker.


To participate in the Poll, just click this rad button:

Vote Now

03 My Little Pony has come to Gaia!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement My Little Pony has come to Gaia! - admin Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:15 pm

Huge news for all the Pony fans out there (and we know there are quite a few): My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has finally come to Gaia! Join Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy and all the rest in their first Gaian adventure and treat yourself to a gorgeous selection of official My Little Pony items, from adorable dolls to cool avatar companions. Have a look at some of the Equestrian splendor that could be yours:

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You can also explore the magical nature of friendship in our My Little Pony forum. Everypony is invited! Just jam your hoof on the button below to visit the landing page:

Get Your My Little Pony Items

05 Game On will be over on July 9th!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Game On will be over on July 9th! - [NPC] Ivan Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:45 pm

We've had a lot of fun at the Game On convention, but it's finally winding down: all the hot new games have been announced, all the new systems revealed. Even the discount shovelware games-- Monster Truck Water Polo, Dogwrestler Pro, Horse Birthing Simulator 2013, etc., have had their moment at the podium.

Now, convention hall stands nearly empty. Discarded promotional keychains litter the ground. Gaming journalists huddle around small bonfires, boiling their filthy t-shirts for nutrients. Starving cosplayers and ragged PR reps collide aimlessly in the thickening gas. A feral dog gnaws at the leg of an unconscious—maybe dead?-- Mistersoft console executive. There is no help for him. The end is near.

But those intrepid souls willing to venture into the wreckage can salvage incredible riches left behind by those too timid to face the devastation. A late trip to Game On could still get you a rare item, a Cash Shop favorite or one of these new exclusives:


Grab your ticket today for your last shot at the finest gaming loot of the season—after July 9, it will all be over!

Game On!

05 EI Report: Hoarfrost Pass & Emerald DreamEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Hoarfrost Pass & Emerald Dream - [NPC] Dr. Singh Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:48 pm

Ready for a just-below-fatal dose of science, EI fans? As always, I'm happy to oblige. Say, why is everyone buzzing around the EI Lab so excitedly? This can only mean one thing: a new Rapid Evolving Item has been discovered! Judging by everyone's unbridled excitement, I'd say there's something mighty special about it, too. Meanwhile, one of our lavish full-fledged EIs is getting another dreamy update.

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This week in Emerald Dream: Following L'grand Couturier's directions, The Dreamer and Milo walk for many miles along a bright golden road. They arrive at a large swath of wheat fields. In the center they find a strange man surrounded by crows. He calls himself the Superficialist, and he tells the Dreamer his sad tale: he lacks anything behind his mask and is unable to keep his fields clear. The Dreamer offers to take her new friend along, for at the end of the road, L'grand Couturier has promised they'd meet a powerful wizard who would solve all of their problems.

New! When you first enter Hoarfrost Pass, you can choose between the intertwined tales of two warriors, each with their own deadly methods:

Hoarfrost Pass: Centurion - Cicero is a centurion of the Empire, far south of the wastelands. Bade by the emperor to rescue his youngest daughter, kidnapped by a mysterious enemy, he finds himself struggling survive the uncharted wastes. At the infamous pass, he is challenged by a nomadic northern warrior, a barbarian. Cicero's sophisticated techniques best his opponent, but only just; Cicero is startled and impressed by the warrior's raw passion and strength. Although all he knows about the northmen indicate that they can't be trusted, he takes a risk and proposes a bargain: he'll spare his life if he'll help him navigate the land and find the princess.


Hoarfrost Pass: Northman - Stieg "the Wretched" has mastered survival in the wasteland. He was once known and feared for his "blood rage" in battle; eventually his ability became so consuming that he lost himself, attacking even his own comrades. His own people believed he was a devil and felt no empathy, and exiled him. One day he cast his runes and read that he would meet a stranger from a warm land who could change his fate. He finally meets him at the Pass, a warrior from the south empire; Stieg challenges him, believing his fate will change through battle, as it always has. However, his opponent's calm and controlled fighting style is new to him, and he finds he's unable to invoke his blood rage against it. Upon defeat, he agrees to the man's terms... with no intent to follow through. He vows to cut his throat at the soonest chance.


You can grab these exciting EIs in the Gaia Cash Shop now! We'd also love it if you'd stop by the weekly poll and let us know which Evolving Items are your favorites. See you next week, friends!

08 Collect all the What The Fluff items in our event bundle!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Collect all the What The Fluff items in our event bundle! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:00 pm

Rigel and I have been delighted to see the Gaia community band together behind all the poor beat-up fluffs that were littered upon the avenues of Gambino like so many half-eaten muffins. We know Blaze has been quite grateful as well-- she was worried she'd have to nurse back to health all by herself! In fact, she's even offering all the dedicated fluff-lovers out there a shiny red bike for their efforts...

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Miss out on any items from the What the Fluff event? Now's your chance to complete your collection. This bundle includes the What the Fluff Balloon, What the Fluff Participation Shirt, What the Fluff Pet, plus two new exclusive items: the Red Flame Bike and On the Road.


You can pick up the bundle now in the Gaia Cash Shop. Have fun out there, and give your fluff an extra hug from us!

Visit the Cash Shop

08 New in the Crystal Box: Albert the Ruffled Lemur!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New in the Crystal Box: Albert the Ruffled Lemur! - admin Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:47 pm

If you purchase $25 or more in Gaia Cash via Cash Card, credit card, or PayPal, we'll throw in an extra bonus: the Crystal Box! We've just added a new possibility to the random treasure you'll discover when you open it: Albert the Ruffled Lemur!

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Albert the Ruffled Lemur is an eccentric little fellow with a love for science like no other! Includes his glasses and fluff for you to equip.


Stock up on Gaia Cash today for your shot at this googly-eyed scamp, or one of many other great bonus items!

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09 The seal is weakening on July's Advance Chance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The seal is weakening on July's Advance Chance! - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:20 pm

Take note, early investors: the seal on July's Advance Chance is weakening! Well, I'm pretty sure it is... Bibbles usually loves to sit on the box and play with the ribbon, but for the last few hours he's been all puffed up, hissing and spitting at it like it's full of ghosts. Only intense supernatural forces could possibly break his famously imperious facade.

What will the next CI be? Nobody is quite sure, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the July Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.


With the seal almost broken, now's your last chance to reap the benefits of a head start on the next CI! What are you waiting for?

10 Enjoy dangerous attractions at the Carnival du Gothique!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Enjoy dangerous attractions at the Carnival du Gothique! - [NPC] Ivan Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:06 pm

Hooray! My long wait is over: the Carnival du Gothique is finally coming to town. I can't wait to lose myself in the hall of mirrors, which usually results in a frantic, sobbing cell phone call to my mom! Most of all, I can't wait to huff down a glistening carnival corn dog, food of the gods, and then violently expel it on the Whirly-Doodle!

I sure hope I'll see you there—but I must warn you that the Carnival du Gothique doesn't exactly have a sterling safety record. You may be making a few trips to the first aid tent, but even if you sustain some minor injuries you'll surely limp away with an incredible prize. It could be a Cash Shop favorite, a valuable rare item or one of these new exclusives:

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You can grab a ticket to the Carnival du Gothique now, or pick up a bundle of nine for even more chances at those top-shelf prizes. See you there!

Visit the Carnival du Gothique

12 EI Report: Hoarfrost PassEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Hoarfrost Pass - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:17 pm

It's another week packed with thrilling discoveries, science fans: at their very best, Evolving Items give us stirring glimpses into fantastical worlds. We're definitely getting one this week from Hoarfrost Pass, our newest REI. I can't wait to see what wonders it'll lay before our inquisitive eyes this week:

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This week, in the twin tales of Hoarfrost Pass: the warriors travel further into the wasteland, hunting for signs of the stolen girl. Each man keeps a vigilant eye on the other, watching for threats or openings. Since they study little else but their companion, they inevitably notice small details.

Cicero observes the way Stieg finds fish under the ice, the practical way he carves animals and cures hide, how he tracks signs across the ice and snow. He realizes the Northman is not barbaric, merely better adapted to the land than to polite society. Cicero begins to wonder how this stranger would react to his homeland in the south, the great empire with its grand stone temples and shining gold sculptures, the likes of which have never been seen by northern men.

Stieg, determined to betray his companion, begins to spy on Cicero during his training exercises. He is again impressed by his controlled technique, noticing his scarless body (compared to his own, scarred a dozen times) and recalling the ease of his defeat. He's suddenly no longer ashamed to have been beaten by this warrior, who has obviously seen battle yet never taken a wound.

On the twelfth night into their journey, Stieg realizes somewhat uneasily that he doesn't want to kill the Centurion. Meanwhile, Cicero imagines showing Stieg his faraway city, all the while knowing the Northman could never set foot there, where he would be viewed by those less observant as a barbarian, lower than a dog, and executed...


I can't wait to see where this rugged tale of brawny, masculine companionship takes us next! For a firsthand view, you can pick one up today in the Cash Shop. That's all for this week, friends; remember to stop by our weekly poll to let us know which items you like best. Till next time!

15 July's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement July's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:44 pm

Oh, it's the 15th? It totally slipped my mind. I hadn't even thought about this month's Collectibles—just kidding! YEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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July's Collectibles bring a pair of star-crossed celestial lovers, doomed to be forever separated by the vast cosmos...

Captive Syrma is a hot-headed interstellar jailbird who burns for his lost love. Includes his orange prisoner's outfit, his chains, a constellation tattoo and his burning hair.

Devoted Spica is a bright blue star who's spent millennia pining for her imprisoned beau. Includes shimmering hair, stardust garments and a constellation halo.


These items will only be available till the end of the month, so don't delay!

16 Convention Tour: San Diego Comic-Con International 2013!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: San Diego Comic-Con International 2013! - DJ Helsing Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:02 pm

San Diego Comic-Con International 2013: San Jose, CA

Where: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

Panel: July 20th 2013, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Room 5AB


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes, glimpses at Gaia's future and a opportunity to contribute your feedback and help improve the site. In addition, we’ll be hosting a Gaia Game Show, an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and win some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2013 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the Conventioneer Achievement.

We hope to see you there... and if we don't, hopefully we'll be in your neck of the woods sometime very soon. Check out the Convention Tour page for details about all the upcoming stops in 2013!

Check out the Gaia 2013 Convention Tour


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

17 The Frontier Skies card game has met its first goal!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The Frontier Skies card game has met its first goal! - admin Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:45 pm

Great news: the Frontier Skies card game is now fully funded on Kickstarter, and it's moving ahead full steam! As a special thank-you to our contributors, we've created an exclusive Frontier Skies Cruiser item, available only to those who have ordered the game.

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After carefully considering member feedback, we've also completely revamped our stretch goals with new reward tiers. Check them out, and be sure to tell your friends-- the more orders we get before time runs out, the more cool stuff we can put in the game!

Visit the Kickstarter

19 EI Report: Hoarfrost Pass & PandaistaEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Hoarfrost Pass & Pandaista - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:49 pm

Is it Friday already? This week really raced by due to the swift pace of scientific discoveries in the EI Lab. For example, we discovered that catnip doesn't work on people, even if we trick Dr. Rick into eating nearly six pounds of it! But we also have plenty of EI news that's nearly as exciting as that. We continue the tale of Hoarfrost Pass, and we're thrilled to introduce a new Rapid Evolving Item: Pandaista! Let's take a look, shall we?

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This week in Hoarfrost Pass: Far into the wasteland, Stieg and Cicero find tracks leading to an abandoned fortress on the ice. They split up to search, only to discover the fortress is not deserted...

Cicero finds the princess in a high tower. She begs him to stay with her in the Northlands, away from her overbearing father. He refuses, determined to fulfill his duty to the emperor. The Princess' eyes grow empty...

Stieg finds the princess in a low dungeon, readying her sword. She smiles darkly and says, "Two brave warriors... Two Princesses. One of us is real, possessed. The other..." She giggles. "My double is with the Centurion now. The Princess is a strong warrior... We have probably already killed him!"

With a roar, Stieg launches himself at the woman, and steel meets steel. She's strong, stronger than him, but she's from the same school of combat as Cicero, and so Stieg knows her techniques. Until suddenly, the second Princess appears, face twisted, and Stieg is overpowered, his axe knocked from his hand. The Princesses raise their swords together for the killing strike...

At that moment, Cicero bursts from the shadows and intercepts the blow, taking a near fatal wound to protect his friend. Stieg sees the blood, and slips into his berserker state. The Princesses are taken aback, not expecting this display of passion from the lone warrior. The pair suddenly find themselves at his mercy, and just as Stieg raises his axe to slay them both, he hesitates. At that moment, he realizes he can control the blood rage that he had been helpless against before. He chooses then to strike down the Princess with the shifting face, and leaves the other unharmed. She gasps and collapses, relief and gladness returning to her eyes. The Princess is saved!

Stieg agrees then to help the Princess and the wounded Cicero return to the southern warmlands. He binds the wounds carefully and they begin the journey back to the Pass, where they will part ways.

On the last night, they have a large fire, and the Princess takes leave early to rest. In the early hours of morning, she imagines she hears soft whispering over the crackling of the fire...


New REI! Introducing Pandaista: The city of Akihabeara, epicenter of all ursine matters, is holding their annual Panda Convention! Thousands from across the world make their way to the bustling district to get a piece of the action, and self-proclaimed Pandaistas Qin and Ling are among them.

Though the two are strangers, their like-mindedness lands them both at the same starting point. What better way to begin their long and exciting day than to start from the basics? There's only one store that fits the muzzle: Bear Essentials!

While Ling busies herself in the fitting room, trying on an array of cute panda undergarments, Qin takes pictures of mannequins with his cellphone. When he finds a pair of boxers he likes, he makes his way to the fitting room and bumps into Ling just as she's leaving. Surprised, his finger hits the phone's camera shutter... and in the confusion, she mistakes him for a peeping tom! Qin apologizes profusely and declares his innocence, summing up the whole thing as a huge misunderstanding. Ling, still suspicious, decides to forgive him ...only after he further apologizes with some small gifts: a pair of bangles with a cheap ring.


A week of high drama in the EI world! You can get in on all the action yourself by picking up these items in the Cash Shop. Oh, and don't forget to stop by the weekly poll to let us know which items you like best. See you next week!

22 New EI: Aria DannataEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New EI: Aria Dannata - [NPC] Dr. Singh Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:07 pm

There's no greater thrill than starting the week with a new EI! The hardworking researchers at the EI Lab have stumbled upon a wonderful new breakthrough, packed with operatic drama and artistic torment...

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Aria Dannata: A struggling playwright chances upon an unfinished opera one night. She finds the play so moving and beautiful that she decides to finish it, though it gives her an ominous and chilling feeling. Her pen scribbles across the paper feverishly and it consumes her entirely. The play is sad and dark, full of deceit and death, but with a beautiful mourning tone.


And that's just the start of this strange tale... as time goes on, Aria Dannata will continue to flourish in unexpected directions. Intrigued? You can buy it today in the Gaia Cash Shop, along with plenty of other great EIs! Why not stop by and have a look around?

23 Gold Shop Update: Casual Summer StylesEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold Shop Update: Casual Summer Styles - [NPC] Sasha Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:57 pm

Hey guys! The Isle has been totally sweltering this summer, so we've been feeling like it's high time for some breezy new outfits. We've heard a lot of requests for some light, casual styles, so me and a few other shopkeepers have teamed up to design some great stuff. Here's a taste of what you'll see on the shelves:

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Isn't it a totally beautiful day to shop around for something cute? You can find new items in a bunch of shops, like Gambino Outfitters, the Jock Strap, Durem Depot and Prize & Joy. See you soon!

Go Shopping

25 Get a head start on August's CI with Advance Chance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Get a head start on August's CI with Advance Chance! - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:44 pm

Whew. I've had quite a fine time at the Carnaval du Gothique so far-- only had to visit the first aid tent four times and the emergency trauma triage tent twice-- but I'm getting a little corndogged out. Before I head back in for another whirl, maybe I'll sort out my future finances...

Oh, how convenient: the new Advance Chance is out! As always, I'd love a head start on the next Chance Item, and Bibbles would love a new box to play with. He's been a bit out of sorts lately, constantly staring skyward, contemplating the stars as if awaiting some grand celestial drama. Cats, right? What can you do.

What will the next CI be? Nobody is quite sure, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the August Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.

You can pick up an Advance Chance now in the Cash Shop!

26 EI Report: Aria, Hoarfrost, Pandaista & Emerald DreamEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Aria, Hoarfrost, Pandaista & Emerald Dream - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:06 pm

Friday is here at last, eager science lovers! It's been utter pandemonium in the lab this week: beakers flying everywhere, mostly at me; heavy objects nearly falling on me; near-fatal forklift accidents involving me. Oh, wait a second... I just realized my research staff might be a little angry that I've been making them work 22 hours days. But the results speak for themselves: we have a jam-packed report this week, with evolutions from four great items:

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You still have a chance to get Aria Dannata, our newest EI, before its first evolution! This operatic item is sure to build to an incredible crescendo, so make sure you're in on the ground floor.

It's an eventful week for Pandaista! Qin walks down one of the streets and happens upon a crowd in front of a flashy store. Curious, he makes his way to the front and finds that Furinge Salon is having a promotional deal! Buy a headpiece of your choice and one of their talented hair stylists will style your hair to match for free. Pawsome! Not caring if this will end up as a bad hair day, he darts into the store. Moments later, spots a neat beanie mounted on a mannequin’s head. Happy with his choice, he makes his purchase and takes the receipt to the connected salon.

Ling patiently looks around the station while she waits for the stylist to come back. Noticing someone has taken the seat beside her, she peeks over and spots an adorable beanie. “Cuteee!” She squeals gleefully and asks, “Is that your item?” “Yeah,” a male voice responds, “Spiffy, isn’t i—AH!” A look of surprise passes Ling’s face, a similar expression mirrored by the boy sitting next to her. Without thought, she exclaims, “It’s you! Peeping Tom!” And just as quickly, he counters, “I'm not!”

Regret at her sudden outburst shames Ling into silence. He really wasn’t, the association had just slipped out. Twiddling the lensless glasses in her hands, she occasionally glances at the boy occupying the next seat over before muttering a small apology. “It’s okay,” Qin comments, “It’s just embarrassing,” “Pfft,” Ling snorts, “EmBEARassing.” Catching her pun, he bursts into laughter, causing her to do so too. The two hair stylist returns to a pair of customers in a giggling fit. Looking at one another, they shrug and smile in amusement as they begin working their magic on the now happily conversing pair.

Emerald Dream - As the Dreamer and the Superficialist make their way along the yellow road they soon come upon a loud clanging sound. A man dressed in all shiny metals stands along the road preening, quiet proud of his fabulous collection of clothing. He has no heart and no time to appreciate anything but himself, so the pair offer to take him along.

Hoarfrost Pass - Upon his return to the city, Cicero is offered the Princess in marriage for returning her safely. He tells the emperor, "We still don't understand the enemy which took her. I would rather have permission to travel north again, to investigate further threats to the empire." The emperor is reluctant to lose the hero, and deliberates for several weeks. At last, he agrees.

Meanwhile, Stieg travels west to his homelands. His people recognize that he is no longer enslaved to his blood rage and allow him to live among them again. Now he carries a different weight on his shoulders. One day, an eagle finds him, carrying the latest of many letters. It contains an oath, promising the sender will meet him at the pass before the month ends. Stieg reads runes before he sets out on his journey, and sees the quiet pattern of the dawn stars.

Long after Cicero has left his city, a whisper spreads. A shaken servant, a woman responsible for dressing and bathing the girl since she was small, tells it one evening to her close friends. She speaks of a small girl with a birthmark shaped like a cornflower, and a woman who returned from the Northlands who had no birthmark. She speaks of a darkness in the Princess' eyes that others do not notice. The next morning, the servant is gone.

Far in the north in a frozen fortress, a woman's body lies, the flower mark on her skin buried and secret with her, beneath the ice and snow.

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That's all for this week, friends! Tune in next time for more scientific news. In the meantime, you can keep yourself busy by voting in our weekly EI poll, or head over to the Cash Shop to stock up on all the finest items. Here's wishing you all an unusually fond and misty farewell!

29 Frontier Skies is taking flight in less than 48 hours!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Frontier Skies is taking flight in less than 48 hours! - DJ Helsing Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:01 pm

Ready to bring the world of Gaia into your own kitchen table, game room or basement nerd lair? We've been hard at work at Gaia's very first card game, and thanks to your help it’s become a reality. Frontier Skies is now fully funded on Kickstarter, and it's moving ahead full steam with less then 48 hours left!

To celebrate the final 48 Hours of our campaign and to reward everyone for their help in making Frontier Skies become a reality, we’ve decided to combine the final 4 stretch goals into one giant reward. In addition, we've created an exclusive Frontier Skies Cruiser item, available only to those who have ordered the game.


There are only 48 hours left in the campaign so swing on by our Kickstarter to order your copy of Frontier Skies today!

Visit Frontier Skies

30 New REI: Moira's Fashion Flashback!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New REI: Moira's Fashion Flashback! - [NPC] Moira Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:48 pm

When you look as good as I do, you get a lot of questions. "Where'd you get those boots?" "You ever cut yourself on those studs?" "Is that a bug in your hair?" The short answer is usually just to send 'em by the Durem Depot, where I've got everything a style-conscious person with a taste for the grimshadowy could want. But there's one question with a longer answer: in a world with infinite fashion choices, how did I decide on this look?

You see, I wasn't always skull-and-crossbones Moira with an attitude the color of an inkwell. I used to be a-- well, a goody two shoes. Early to bed, early to rise. Straight A's. Teacher's pet. But all the studying that my parents made me do backfired. I saw all the amazing things-- wild, crazy, delicious things-- people had done throughout history and I wanted a taste of it. So I started experimenting, not knowing where I would wind up...

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Moira's Fashion Flashback - Here you see young Moira the bookworm, dressed to disappear at the library. Little does she know what a journey she is about to begin.


Normally I'd be telling you to come by my store, but this week you should take a trip to the Cash Shop to get my special REI. Of course, we know how the story turns out-- I wind up looking awesome-- but there are more than a few twists along the way!

31 EI Report: Aria Dannata Is Now On SaleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Aria Dannata Is Now On Sale - [NPC] Dr. Singh Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:31 pm

Some people say that evolution is a natural, directionless, unavoidable phenomenon. Some say that it happens because dwarves rearrange our body parts a tiny bit each night. And yet I must now put forward a third theory: that it can happen as the result of a concentrated outpouring of interest from the Gaia community.

One of my assistants has observed a curious instability in the Aria Dannata EI, one that is causing it to go on sale before it morphs into its second generation evolution this Friday. For a limited time you can get the first gen for only 699 Gaia Cash, saving you a hefty 300 GC! My hypothesis is that the sale and impending evolution are the result of Gains' powerful desire for evolving items, but it will take years of research before my team can come to a conclusion.

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In the mean time, head by the Cash Shop and scoop up your Aria Dannata before the sale ends!

August Edit

01 CI Cleanup: Better Odds of Better Items!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement CI Cleanup: Better Odds of Better Items! - [NPC] Ivan Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:09 pm

Hmm. I'm just feeling around in this new Advance Chance, and I've noticed something odd about it—it seems like it's heavier, but the size is the same. It's like it's much denser somehow...

My guess is that a bunch of older, less-desired items have been purged from the CI selection, leaving much better odds of getting something truly extraordinary. Surely these more favorable odds are hugely significant for young investors!

Yes, I'm sure of it: starting in August, CIs will be jam-packed with better stuff than ever. My advice is to pick up an Advance Chance ASAP!

02 Carnival du Gothique will be over August 6thEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Carnival du Gothique will be over August 6th - [NPC] Ivan Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:32 pm

Hooray! it's almost over: the Carnival du Gothique will soon be leaving town. Don't get me wrong, it was fun to lose myself in the hall of mirrors, huff down glistening carnival corn dogs, and learn that my mom dropped me on the head as child while I cried my eyes out to her soothing voice. Even the Whirly-Doodle was fun—until things got messy.

But after five trips to the first aid tent, and one bathroom accident because my hands were wrapped, I've had enough. If you haven't yet experienced Carnival du Gothique, then you definitely should go check it out, you may earn a valuable rare item or one of these new exclusives:


You can still grab a ticket to the Carnival du Gothique, or pick up a bundle of nine for even more chances at those top-shelf prizes, but act fast!-- after August 6 Carnival du Gothique is leaving town!

Visit the Carnival du Gothique

02 EI Report: Aria, Pandaista, & Moira's Fashion Flashback!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Aria, Pandaista, & Moira's Fashion Flashback! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:56 pm

Friday is finally here, and not a moment too soon! It's been a busy week in the EI lab, and some of the students have been upset and less than eager to help out with research. Some of the experiments seem to have escaped, though I use the term escaped loosely. Clearly, the experiments are still lurking about the lab, so technically, it is not a real escape, is it? I don't know why they are so upset about this "incident". One thing they are not upset about, however, is the fact that Aria Dannata, Pandaista, & Moira's Fashion Flashback have made some fabulous evolutions this week!

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Aria Dannata moves along at a chilling pace: Nearly a year has passed and the mysterious opera is finished. The cast has been hand picked by our Playwright and audiences flock to the opening night. The city has been abuzz with whispers and rumors about the budding young writer and her tragic masterpiece.

The curtain rises on a chilling scene. The lone Count Fantasme, heir to a great unknown treasure stands alone. His expression is that of terror and sadness, he is stricken with an unknowable grief. The audience gasps! A silhouette moves in the shadows of the theater, making it's way to the unexacting Count.

A loud cymbal crash, a flash of crimson. A scarlet cloth falls from the Count's hand as his assassin stabs him, only once. He falls with a loud crash, blood welling on his lips. A pool forms beneath him, and the actors scream.

The prop knife clatters to the ground slick with blood, not a prop at all. Our Playwright rushes to the stage as chaos breaks out in the theater. She clutches the Count close, whispering to him words of love as he dies. The actor's body goes still, he was her fiancé in truth.


Pandaista continues to follow the adventures of the fashionably cute and quirky Qin and Ling! Qin and Ling leave the salon together, ecstatic about their new dos. However, once outside, Ling realises a problem with their recent change in appearance. "Hey," she says, "Don't you think we're a little--" "Incomplete?" Qin grins cheekily as he finishes her sentence before adding, "You know what this means." She pumps her fists excitedly and throws them into the air, screaming, "SHOPPING!"

The two hop from one store to the next, picking up trinkets and clothing, yet unable to find what they are looking for. "What an epandamic," Ling sighs. "Fur real," Qin concurs. They slump against one another, expelling deep twin sighs. Just then, an idea hits Qin. "Since we can't seem to find something for ourselves--" Ling intercepts, completing his sentence, "Why don't we shop for each other?! That's a great idea!"

Unsurprisingly, both end up at Pandora, a spiffy store that specializes in all things pandaface. The two meet up in front of the fitting rooms and hand over their finds, anticipation building as they try on the clothes. "Pandastic!" Ling squees, bursting from her stall first and twirls in the dress and necklace upon her body. Qin follows quickly after, laughing in his sweater and tri colored scarf, only to stop abruptly when he sees her. An odd feeling of familiarity flits across his memory, but he can't quite place it. Ignoring it, the two then decide to continue browsing the store.


Moira's Fashion Flashback gives us all a little more intimate understanding of our fiesty and fabulous Moira! Moira pulls out a large history book of fashion throughout the ages and the first thing that strikes her is the bold style of rockabilly from the 1950s. This is where rock and roll really took off and it excites her! Moira loves the strong feeling these women evoke but they style might be a tad too feminine to her so it's time to experiment some more.


Wow, that is a lot of activity for one week - how exciting I can't wait to see how they continue to evolve! At any rate, you can grab these exciting EIs in the Gaia Cash Shop now! We'd also love it if you'd stop by the weekly poll and let us know which Evolving Items are your favorites. See you next week, friends!

05 Cash Shop Cleanup! Get these items before they're gone!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Cleanup! Get these items before they're gone! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:17 pm

Mintaka, the Cash Shop is overflowing again! We need to make room for the upcoming fall items!

Oh hush Rigel, you've still got a week—but the items listed below will be leaving the Cash Shop on Friday, August 9! So you probably should grab your favorites before it's too late!


  • Lunar Snake Bundle
  • Ophidian Harmony
  • Fanged Regalia
  • Serpentine Rainments
  • Bows and Bolts Bundle
  • Pastel Sweetie
  • Leporine Warrior
  • Rabbot Brigade
  • Recolor Bundle #1
  • Blood Rebel's Anarchy
  • Shade the Baby Dragon
  • Midnight Reprisal
  • Swords of Justice Bundle
  • Ivory Archer
  • Unlikely Hero
  • Kiipah the Seafoam Dragon
  • What the Fluff 2k13 Event Bundle


  • Song of Amour 2nd Gen.
  • Paramour's Break 2nd Gen.
  • Cafe Miam 2nd Gen.
  • Parcel Post 2nd Gen.
  • Dark Heart 2nd Gen.


The items will be removed from the shop Friday, August 9! So be sure to buy what you want before it's too late!

05 Choose Your Own Prize Adventure MegaPrize Sweepstakes!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Choose Your Own Prize Adventure MegaPrize Sweepstakes! - admin Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:51 am

Hey everyone!

We're super excited to let you know about the “Choose Your Own Prize Adventure” - MegaPrize Sweepstakes that is starting today!

There are multiple ways to enter the sweepstakes, and if you happen to be the lucky Grand Prize winner, you'll score a fantastic prize package that includes your choice of any Gaia item, Rare Pet item, non-customizable SDPlus Doll, Marionette item, and $100 worth of Gaia cash! There are also fabulous prize packages for the 2nd place and 3rd Place winners as well. Check out the image to see what fabulous prizes you could win:

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For more information about the sweepstakes rules and details on how to enter, please check out the official “Choose Your Own Prize Adventure” - MegaPrize Sweepstakes thread!

Enjoy, and best of luck to everyone who participates!


Check Out the Sweepstakes!

06 Convention Tour: Otakon 2013!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Otakon 2013! - DJ Helsing Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:16 pm

Otakon 2013: Baltimore, MD

Where: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD

Panel: August 10th 2013, 5:00pm – 6:00pm Panel 7 (Hilton Key Ballroom 1-6)


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes, glimpses at Gaia's future and a opportunity to contribute your feedback and help improve the site. In addition, we’ll be hosting a Gaia Game Show, an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and win some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2013 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the Conventioneer Achievement.

We hope to see you there... and if we don't, hopefully we'll be in your neck of the woods sometime very soon. Check out the Convention Tour page for details about all the upcoming stops in 2013!

Check out the Gaia 2013 Convention Tour


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

06 The seal is weakening on August's Advance Chance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The seal is weakening on August's Advance Chance! - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:08 pm

Heavens! This heat wave has left me feeling completely lethargic and dehydrated. I've been so preoccupied with trying to keep cool (which is not easy to do when you have to wear a suit and tie every day) that I almost didn't remember to let you all know that the seal on my August Advance Chance is growing weaker! In my learned opinion, this heat is rapidly melting the seal and it is about to burst open - you better grab one now if you want to get a head start on the upcoming Chance Item.


What will the next CI be? Nobody is quite sure, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the August Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.


Anyway, head to the Cash Shop now and grab one or forgo the opportunity to be one of the first people to have the new CI! Now, if you will all excuse me, I think I will go steal the office water cooler and fill my filing cabinet up with the frosty liquid in an attempt to cool down.

07 Take a cosmic voyage with Starlight Redemption!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Take a cosmic voyage with Starlight Redemption! - [NPC] Ivan Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:03 pm

These clear summer nights really bring out the wistful streak in ol' Ivan. While I'm perfectly content to stay bound to Gaia, this verdant sphere I call home (it's where I keep all my best pens), I sometimes get the urge to explore the impossible expanse of stars above. And so I'll get up on my roof and stare at heaven's fine tapestry all night, shirtless as a jaybird no doubt, and wonder what adventure might be in store out there...

It recalls the tale of Rigel and Mintaka. You might know them as La Victoire's rather icy proprietors, but once they called the stars their home. The story goes that Orion, their father, banished them to Gaia to teach them a lesson about humility. I'm not quite sure it worked—eventually, they got sick of their terrestrial life and hitched a ride into the wild starry yonder.

You can witness the tale in Starlight Redemption, which brings you along for their strange ride. And on a voyage like that, you're sure to bring back something pretty. It could be a rare item, a Cash Shop favorite or one of these great new exclusives:

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Pick up a Starlight Redemption today, or stock up on a bundle for even more shots at this journey into the stars! I'll be right here, staring upward, forever shirtlessly yearning... hmm, I wonder if this means we'll have some new owners in La Victoire.

Blast Off!

08 Gaia is now hosting the official eigoMANGA forum!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia is now hosting the official eigoMANGA forum! - [GAIA] Dash Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:05 pm

Manga fans have a new spot to check out on Gaia. We're proud to announce that we're now hosting the official forums for eigoMANGA, publisher of the Rumble Pak anthology series and the English version of the super-popular fighting game Vanguard Princess. Stop by and say hi today!

Visit the eigoMANGA Forum

08 Monthly Update: July 2013Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Monthly Update: July 2013 - DJ Helsing Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:01 pm

Hi, Gaians! We've got a quick video update to share with you-- in order to keep the Gaia community in the know, we've decided to do monthly video updates (starring yours truly) that let you know exactly what we've been up to lately and what's in store for the coming month.

Of course, there's something in it for you: we have an opinion poll set up, so your voice can be heard and your thoughts can shape Gaia's future. Be sure to cast your vote and earn a free Wing Sticker.


To participate in the Poll, just click this rad button:

Vote Now

09 EI Report: Pandaista and Moira's Fashion Flashback!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Pandaista and Moira's Fashion Flashback! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:31 pm

Goodness, can you believe it's Friday already? I thought today would never come! Especially after we had that unexpected incident in the lab that turned half the interns a rather fetching shade of tangerine. I tried to convince them that it was a cosmetic improvement, but not everyone appreciates the color orange like I do. Nonetheless, scientific progress marches on! We have some magnificent evolutions to report on today, with Moira's Fashion Flashback continuing its remarkable journey through the most fashionable decades, and the stunning conclusion to the "panda"monium of Pandaista:

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This week in Moira's Fashion Flashback our heroine's exploration of the worlds of fashion, music, and culture throughout the decades takes her to the mid-1960s! But after a week of what she calls the "Three Fundamentals of Hippiedom" -- flowers, feathers and fringe -- she grows weary of the happy-free lifestyle and quickly realizes she wants something with a harder edge.

It's only natural that Moira moves on with the times and finds herself drawn to punk movement of the mid-1970s. Now this is more like it! A definite 360 from her bookworm days. Moira feels like she's heading in the right direction, but punk music tends to be a little loud and aggressive. Besides, Moira isn't sure she's ready to shave her hair into a mohawk and get hundreds of piercings. Time to explore the decades a little more!

And on Pandaista, the day is drawing to an end as Qin and Ling slowly stroll down a busy street, almost unaware of the people breezing past them. The pair find themselves surprisingly content in the comfortable silence of one another's company as they head towards the grand finale of the convention: the Pandaista Fashion Show. Suddenly, Ling’s cellphone lets out a shrill noise that shatters the quiet moment. She quickly glances at her phone and Qin can't help but notice her face instantly pale. “Something the matter?” he asks, concerned. Bearly able to conceal the urgency in her voice, Ling blurts out, “I’m late!" She then grabs his hand and makes a mad dash towards the stage, towing a very befuddled Qin behind her.

Ling guides them both backstage, leaving Qin in a deeper state of confusion. What were they doing behind the scenes of the fashion show? After a moment of wide-eyed staring, Qin realizes why his new companion had seemed so familiar earlier. “You’re Ling, Bear Nation’s mauldol, number one in the panda department! I’ve been bamboozled!” Ling giggles at his surprised reaction. “Don’t feel so bad! It’s the contacts”, she explains while taking out a small case. Extending her free hand, Ling continues, “We never did introduce ourselves. Hello, I’m Ling. Nice to meet you.” Flabbergasted, Qin takes a moment before folding his hand around hers, a sheepish grin on his face. “Hey, name’s Qin. The pleasure is all mine.”

With the little deceit now behind them, the fashion show goes on without a hitch. Qin sits in the front row and watches in astonishment as Ling struts down the catwalk in Bear Nation's adorable new line of unreleased casual wear. As soon as the show is over, Qin meets Ling backstage and is handed a bag. “What’s this?” he asks, surprised. “It’s a secret,” Ling responds with a sly wink. The pair of panda fanatics exchange phone numbers and take a quick photo together to help commemorate their fun and fashion-filled day. Eventually the two reluctantly bid one another farewell and promise to keep in touch. Qin peeks into the bag after Ling departs and finds a pair of new contacts in the exact color she wears. What a strange gift!


Such a bittersweet ending to Pandaista! At least, I assume it's bittersweet -- I accidentally numbed my taste buds hours ago during a routine SuperChocolate flavor test. In other news, it definitely doesn't knock you unconscious anymore. That's all for the EI report this week, but be sure to join us next Friday as we observe more fascinating evolutions! Until then, you can head to the Cash Shop to claim these spectacular items as your very own. And don't forget to vote in our weekly EI poll! See you all next time!


Also be sure to check out this amazing artwork made by the artist of Pandaista. What a way to end a fantastic REI!

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12 One week left in the Choose Your Own Prize Adventure!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement One week left in the Choose Your Own Prize Adventure! - admin Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:56 pm

Greetings Gaians!

We are still accepting entries for our amazing “Choose Your Own Prize Adventure” MegaPrize Sweepstakes! Three lucky Gaians will receive prize packages overloaded with oodles of goodies -- the grand prize includes Gaia Cash, a choice of any Gaia item, Rare Pet item, non-customizable SDPlus doll, and Marionette item. Any time you spend 99 Gaia Cash or more in either La Victoire or Club Verge you automatically receive an entry, so participating in the sweepstakes couldn’t be easier!

But don’t forget that the contest ends 11:59 PM PST August 19th, 2013 -- that’s only a week from today! So what are you waiting for? Check out the official “Choose Your Own Prize Adventure” MegaPrize Sweepstakes page for all the information and details you need to enter this exciting contest. And, as a special surpise for everyone who has entered the Sweepstakes, your first qualified entry will also net you the exclusive “Luck of the Draw” achievement!

13 Scott Pilgrim Comes to Gaia!!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Scott Pilgrim Comes to Gaia!! - admin Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:48 pm

Fantastic news for all you guitar slinging, video game playing, romantics out there. Scott Pilgrim has come to Gaia! Join Scott on his quest to conquer love – earn cool uber loot like SDPlus drops, befriend companions to fight along side you, and find cool gear that will make you look like a rock star! Here's a glimpse at what prizes await:

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Join other rockers in the Scott Pilgrim forum. Everyone is welcome. To start your quest of amazing awesomeness visit the landing page:

Get Your Scott Pilgrim Items

13 Convention Tour: Gencon 2013!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Gencon 2013! - DJ Helsing Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:07 pm

Gencon 2013: Indianapolis, IN

Where: Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN

Gaia Game Show: August 15th 2013, 1:00pm – 2:00pm Westin: Capitol 1

Panel: August 16th 2013, 1:00pm – 2:00pm Westin: Capitol 1

Feedback Social: August 18th 2013, 1:00pm – 2:00pm Westin: Capitol 2



Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes, glimpses at Gaia's future and a opportunity to contribute your feedback and help improve the site. In addition, we’ll be hosting a Gaia Game Show, an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and win some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2013 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the Conventioneer Achievement.

We hope to see you there... and if we don't, hopefully we'll be in your neck of the woods sometime very soon. Check out the Convention Tour page for details about all the upcoming stops in 2013!

Check out the Gaia 2013 Convention Tour


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

15 Join the fun in the NSTG's 5th Annual user-run summer event!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Join the fun in the NSTG's 5th Annual user-run summer event! - siskataya Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:11 pm

Hey everyone!

It's the 5th Annual NSTG (Newbie Supporting and Training Guild) user-run Summer event - this year it's all about being Shipwrecked!

If you're looking to join in a fun user-run event where you can meet some new friends and possibly score some cool contest prizes check out Ebony the Peacian's blog post here for more details on how to join in the fun!

Yarrrrrr!

Sisky

15 August's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement August's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:20 pm

Ah~! I woke up and thought it smelled like the 15th today, and I was right! Collectibles~!

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August's Monthly Collectibles feature two different takes on a thirst for knowledge!

Literary Luxury - A set of elegant designs perfect for a stylish and amazingly high-salaried professor of ancient literature. Positions in her field may be nearly mythical in their rarity, but this brainy beauty had the style and the resume to land her the job. In her mint power suit, gold glasses, and high end high heels, she spends her days poring over mysterious runic tomes and stealing the hearts of shy librarians.

Beard Science - Flirting with danger on a daily basis—if it's not worth blowing to pieces, it's not worth studying. Dressed in a fire-proof coat and chemical burn-proof slacks, he's careful to not singe his iconic red beard as he mixes explosive substances for his terrified students. It's a tough job, but he gladly risks life and limb to explore the mysteries of mythical alchemy... for science!


Grab the August MCs while you can—they'll only be around until the end of the month!

16 EI Report: Aria, Emerald Dream, Fashion Flashback & Peyokon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Aria, Emerald Dream, Fashion Flashback & Peyokon! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:07 pm

Friday is here! And you know what that means, don’t you? Experimental elective surgery! But on a vastly more exciting and less incriminating note, it also means that today we’re looking at all of our amazing Evolving Items! I can’t believe we’ve got so many to cover today: Aria Dannata, Emerald Dream, and Moria’s Fashion Flashback have all added some incredible evolutions to their lineup this week, but that’s not even the end of it! A new REI has emerged today, full of wonder and mystery! What will the verdant Peyokon have in store for us?

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Aria Dannata: A week has passed since the tragic opening night of the Playwright’s opera. The assassin remains at large, and she is stricken with maddening grief. The Playwright locks herself away in her home, unable to eat or sleep, as she desperately pores over the pages of the play. She repeats the last lines her fiance ever spoke, and flips forward to where the play should have continued on.

Lady Rozabella is absolutely bereft at the loss of the Count. While she is now next in line to inherit her brother’s massive fortune, money does little to comfort the sweet girl. Instead she tends to her precious roses to distract herself from her sadness. One chilly evening, a loud scream pierces the silence. A servant rushes outside to find the source of the sound, only to discover a body twisted among the rose bushes. He realizes that it is Rozabella, broken and bent from her four story fall. The flowers surround her corpse almost like a perfumed halo, blood dripping from her thorn-pricked skin to stain their once white petals a ghastly crimson. The servant’s eyes flick upwards just in time to see an unfamiliar silhouette dart away from from the window.

The Playwright is hunched over her script when a sudden sharp knock at her door pulls her out of her feverish reading. After a few seconds an envelope is slipped under the crack of the door. The Playwright reluctantly sets the script aside and tears open the wax seal of the envelope. As she reads the letter her entire body starts to shake. Although she can barely believe it’s true, the actress playing Rozabella -- the one that she had personally picked! -- has met a gruesome end whilst attending a party on Rose Avenue, having plummeted to her death after a balcony collapsed beneath her.

Emerald Dream: The trio’s journey on the Golden Road has been long, but their adventure is far from over. As they wander along the path they come across a figure dressed in exquisite red silks, trembling in terror at the side of the road. He seems utterly terrified by the approach of the Dreamer and her new friends, but once it is clear that the three strangers mean him no harm the frightened man introduces himself as the Waif. Sympathetic towards his plight, the Dreamer pleads with the Superficialist and the Connoisseur to allow the Waif to travel with them. Eventually they relent, and so the Waif joins the others as they make their way down the Golden Road. As they travel the Dreamer questions the Waif about his past, but finds him reluctant to answer any of her queries. Still, given the elaborate finery that the Waif is enrobed in, she can only assume he is some sort wealthy noble or royal runaway...

Moira's Fashion Flashback: After her brief stint in the world of punk, Moira decides to jump right into the neon-colored fun of the 80s, when new wave was all the rage! But Moira feels as if all the cheer and synthesizers aren’t allowing her to express her true, angsty feelings. It isn’t long before she discovers goth culture, and soon enough Moira is rocking fashionably dark looks with the best of them! Still, as stylish as she feels, Moira realizes that she misses all the bright colors and enthusiasm from before. It seems like she has no choice but to keep exploring to find that happy medium!

Peyokon: The Peyokon is an extremely rare plant creature, known for its obstinate nature and tendency towards laziness. As a result it’s tricky to cultivate, but with lots of love and attention they’ve been known to blossom! Can you give the Peyokon the care it needs to grow into a true companion?


Wasn’t that exciting? I believe I might even have the vapors! Or perhaps I’ve inhaled too many chemicals again. Who knows? Who cares?! I can’t wait to see more out of all these fascinating EIs, so be sure to head to the Cash Shop to pick up these amazing items today! And don't forget to vote in this week's Evolving Item poll while we wait for more developments!

19 Last Chance for Choose Your Own Prize Adventure!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Last Chance for Choose Your Own Prize Adventure! - admin Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:19 pm

Hey everyone! It's your last chance to enter the Choose Your Own Prize Adventure! Until midnight tonight-- that's right, tonight!-- each purchase of 99 Gaia Cash or more counts as one entry into the sweepstakes. The more entries you have, the more chances you have to WIN! The Grand Prize includes 10,000 Gaia Cash, your choice of Marionette, your choice of a Rare Pet, your choice of any SDPlus Doll, and finally, your choice from any item in existence on Gaia!

So hurry to the Cash Shop or Club Verge and get your entries in for your chance to WIN!

Want to get into the fine print? Be our guest!

Check out the FAQ for more info!

20 Gold Shop Update: Back to School BlitzEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold Shop Update: Back to School Blitz - [NPC] Liam Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:40 pm

It's August, huh? I kinda zoned out there for a month or two. I was flexing my bod on the beach and I just sort of went blank. Whatever, going back to school is cool. You get to hang out in a different place for awhile, and there are fun clubs to join and do things at. Best of all, I'm getting a bunch of new items at my shop to support four of my favorite groups: Kendo Club, Chemistry Club, Band and Basketball. Oh, you think I don't like chemistry because I'm so super buff? That's messed up. I have chemistry with all the ladies.

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So come by my shop, chat, check out the new goods and freshen up your back to school look. If I don't have what you're looking for, swing by Barton Boutique, Ruby's Rack and Prize & Joy-- they're also getting new items!

Visit the Shops

22 Real Flynn's BootyEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Real Flynn's Booty - [NPC] Flynn Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:43 pm

Hey Gaians!

Have I got a deal for you: the chance to get up to 100,000,000 Gaia Gold for the measly price of 99 Gaia Cash! You win Gold every time! If that gets your magma bubbling, jump on down to the bottom to start getting rich. But if you want to hear the tale of how I came into this unusual proposition, read on...

I was in deep space dropping off some manly unmentionables for an old friend who runs a pleasure planet when I saw an asteroid all aglitter. "That's cool," I thought, figuring it was one of the celestial decorations visible from his hedonistic paradise. After all, no pleasure baron's domain is complete without a Star Chandelier(c) and my friend spares no expense when it comes to dazzling his guests with sensation. I swooped in for a closer look—definitely not planning to steal expensive materials or harvest illegal lifeforms—when I saw the unmistakeable sigil of Blu-Braid the pirate!

If you're not a historian of space piracy you might not have heard of Blu-Braid. Well, she was one of the greatest pirates of the first epoch of interplanetary travel. Originally a cadet in the imperial navy, Blu-Braid got sick of taking orders. While her crew was drunk she took something else—their ship. She was never caught, but eventually reports of her signature blue braid dissipated and it was assumed she died, somewhere, unvanquished. And her treasure was never found.

Until now. This asteroid would have been nearly inaccessible in Blu-Braid's time—the perfect hiding place for billions of Gaia Gold. The thing is, the gold is divided into thousands of treasure chests. I don't have the time to unlock each of them and my ship doesn't have space to haul them. So, for 99 GC I'll give you the coordinates and you can open one to win up to 100,000,000 Gold. It's the best deal you'll see this side of the Ratking Nebula. The thing is, that much loot is going to attract a lot of heat, so I'm only offering this fantastic deal from 8/22 to 8/26. After that I'm selling it to my pal and washing my hands. Hey, I'm a pirate, not a convenience store clerk. So take advantage of this crazy deal while you can!

Get Your Booty

23 Join us for the 11th Annual User-Run Ball!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Join us for the 11th Annual User-Run Ball! - admin Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:46 am

Greetings fellow Gaians!

The Annual User-Run Ball is live and awaiting your attendance! Join us for a weekend of fun as we meet the characters of classic stories up close and personal as they escape the confines of their hard covered books and jump out into the real world for a bit of mystery, adventure, and possibly a touch of mayhem. The more prominent literary characters have taken up permanent residence in several “rooms” and will be hosting this weekend long roleplay event with an engaging plot, twists and turns to suit everyone’s interests, and millions of gold to be given away in prizes for games and contests. Anyone is welcome no matter how experienced you are in roleplay and you do not need to have a character ready to join in. Just show up, jump in, and have a good time. You won’t want to miss it!

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Join The Ball!

23 EI Report: Peyokon and Moira's Fashion FlashbackEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Peyokon and Moira's Fashion Flashback - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:06 pm

Well, another week has passed without the ever-grinding gears of natural selection tossing us in the can, so let's celebrate with an Evolving Item report! This week the leafy Peyokon grows into its adult form but struggles to wake up and Moira's Fashion Flashback reaches its flashy conclusion.

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The rare Peyokon plant has has finally grown into its mature form, but hold on-- it's still sleeping! Only patience and care can make the peyokon open its eyes, so I guess we will just keep waiting until this sleepy little plant is ready!

Moira's Fashion Flashback - After exploring tons of styles from the 50s onward, Moira finally comes to a fashion decision! She's worn bright colors, donned somber shades, cut her hair several times and even gotten a wicked tattoo. After looking at the pros and cons... this is it... she's found her place: dressed in black with a pop of a bright color, Moira enters the ranks of the scenesters. No matter what happens, she's never going back-- they can pry her LiveJournal password from her cold, dead, leather-gloved hands. And as part of her newfound purpose, Moira decides to share it with the rest of Gaia by opening her own boutique: Durem Depot.

It's been a few years since Moira first became a scene girl and she finally decides to give her hair a more updated look with some fresh angles and bright accents. Along with that, she's got a new top with her favorite symbol!


Before you celebrate your temporary respite from the world of work, drop by our EI Poll and let us know which items you like the most! OK, thanks for reading-- now go do all the things!

24 Flynn's Booty: Get it While it's Hot!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flynn's Booty: Get it While it's Hot! - [NPC] Flynn Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:33 pm

Hey Gaians!

Gaians have been scooping up my booty left and right but there's still plenty to go around! You can win between 50,000 and 100,000,000 Gaia Gold when you buy one of my treasure chests for only 99 GC.

If you've got more questions about this fantastic offer, check out the FAQ. Me, I'd rather be exploring the wreckage of old freighters filled with skeletons, but that's why I'm a space pirate!

My booty won't be around for long though, so get it while you can!

Get Your Booty

26 Convention Tour: Sac Anime Summer 2013!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Sac Anime Summer 2013! - DJ Helsing Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:05 pm

Sac Anime Summer 2013: Sacramento, CA

Where: Sacramento Convention Center & Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento, CA

Panel: September 1st 2013, 2:00pm – 4:00pm Featured Events 311 - 315


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes, glimpses at Gaia's future and a opportunity to contribute your feedback and help improve the site. In addition, we’ll be hosting a Gaia Game Show, an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and win some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2013 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the Conventioneer Achievement.

We hope to see you there... and if we don't, hopefully we'll be in your neck of the woods sometime very soon. Check out the Convention Tour page for details about all the upcoming stops in 2013!

Check out the Gaia 2013 Convention Tour


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

26 Flynn's Booty Last ChanceEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flynn's Booty Last Chance - [NPC] Flynn Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:35 pm

Hey Gaians!

Today is the last chance to get your hands on my booty! I'm talking about my treasure chests containing up to 100,000,000 Gaia Gold, of course, and you can get them for only 99 GC. But hurry—today is the last day they'll be on sale so don't delay!

If you want to learn more before you buy, read the FAQ. It's short, informative, and can cure most cases of oral burpies.

Get Your Booty

27 September Advance ChanceEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement September Advance Chance - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:04 pm

Bad news Gaians: sparrows have infested my office and driven me out into the street. Their beaks are sturdy and sharp, and my office-dweller's skin is no match for their stabbing power. Until further notice I will be conducting my business on a wooden crate in the shade of the tall oak next door. But even these murderous beasts can't prevent me from doing my clerical duty-- nay, clerical pleasure-- of informing you that the September Advance Chance will soon be here:

With the Advance Chance Bundle you can open this month's CI before anyone else! What will it contain? I wouldn't tell you even if I knew. Which I don't-- for all my hard work the most I've ever gotten in thanks is a broom left over from a Harry Potter Halloween costume. And I think that was so I could clean up. But if history is any lesson, this month's CI will contain wondrous items that will make you the envy of every Tom, Dirk, and Harry on the Marketplace, and you'll have them all first!


Swing by the Cash Shop and get your Advance Chance Bundle while you can! If you or your friends need help with your accounting, bring your paperwork and a rock or other paperweight out back and I'll have a look.

27 New REI: Deen's PotionEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New REI: Deen's Potion - [NPC] Dr. Singh Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:22 pm

I’ve got incredibly exciting news, Gaians! After months of intensive research and experimentation, the REI Lab is finally ready to unveil its latest, greatest offering: Deen’s Potion!

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Deen's Potion tells the story of the angelic imp Deen as he attends Ster Academy, hoping to graduate as an Imp Knight in training. The only problem is Deen has some… interesting tendencies that seem to ruffle some feathers! Can Deen overcome his natural desire to be naked as a jaybird and excel at the Academy?


Poor, poor Deen -- I know almost too well the struggles of being a student with unusual habits. Nobody at my college really seemed to appreciate my love of making pudding in the bathtubs, but I digress! Be sure to break out the pompoms and help support Deen by picking up this amazing new REI at the Gaia Cash Shop!

28 Choose Your Own Prize Adventure Winners!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Choose Your Own Prize Adventure Winners! - admin Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:00 pm

Hey Gaians,

We'd like to give a big thanks to everyone who entered the Choose Your Own Prize Adventure! All the boxes in Gaia HQ are stuffed to bursting with your entry tickets. In fact, the tickets are packed so tightly I don't think we'll even be able to draw winners.

Oh, that's not OK? We have a robot with superhuman strength for emergencies like this? Alright, let's get to it!


Grand Prize Winner: Blue Remembrance

2nd Place Winner: Akarukage

3rd Place Winner: NightshadeV1


Congratulations to the lucky Gaians and thanks to everyone who entered! Stay tuned for more contests with similarly amazing prizes!

29 Labor Day Sale is Coming SoonEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Labor Day Sale is Coming Soon - [NPC] admin Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:53 pm

Hey Gaians!

A legend tells of an age long past when Gaians worked continuously throughout the year. Then one fateful day, someone stopped working! The other Gaians were amazed; they were like, "wow, maybe we should not work sometimes too." Some of them tried it and found that, indeed, it is good to chill out. And that's where Labor Day came from, which we celebrate today with a bountiful sale lasting from this Friday all the way through Monday!

For this weekend only you can get these great items at previously unheard of prices in La Victoire and Club Verge, some up to 40% off!:


The Labor Day Sale will include items that have never been directly available before, items from previous sales now offered at discounts and old items with new low prices! There are too many for me to list them all, so check out the schedule to find the ones you want most. The sale will start Friday at 10 am PDT and last until 9:59 am Tuesday! The selection in Club Verge will be available the whole time and items in the Cash Shop will change every morning at ten. Keep an eye out each morning to discover what the day's special hidden sale item is!


Enjoy your respite from the world of work with this deliciously extended weekend, and make the most of your dollars by taking advantage of these incredible deals!

30 The Labor Day Sale Has Started!!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The Labor Day Sale Has Started!! - [NPC] admin Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:55 pm

Gaia's Labor Day Sale has officially started! All weekend long the Cash Shop will have a selection of amazing items that will rotate every morning at 10am PST.

We're kicking off today with Band of Bremen and bringing back Princess Manner at a new low price!

Also look out for Fafnir the Dragon, Melodious Cantata and Blush Flourish Wings (at 40% off!) available all weekend long in Club Verge.


Check Out the Schedule!


Our Labor Day Sale ends Tuesday 9:59am PST. Don't miss out and be sure to check back every morning to see what other items will be revealed!

30 EI Report: Deen's Potion, Peyokon, and Aria Dannata!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Deen's Potion, Peyokon, and Aria Dannata! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:38 pm

Happy Friday, Gaians! I have to be honest, I’m feeling a little under the weather today. Apparently you aren’t supposed to directly inhale noxious green fumes, no matter how wispy or enticing their sweet, sweet tendrils may seem. Still, I’ve got a heaping dose of science’s best medicine here to help me feel better: evolving items! We’ve got evolutions from Deen’s Potion, Peyokon, and Aria Dannata to put under the microscope, so let’s get right to it!

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Our favorite angel imp’s difficulties at Ster Academy are only just beginning this week in Deen's Potion! Deen decides to greet the sunrise the only way he knows how: by stripping off his uncomfortable pajamas and standing out on the balcony to enjoy the breeze. Unsurprisingly, the Dean and the professors of Ster Academy are less than thrilled with his morning routine. After catching Deen in the act several times, they warn him to keep his clothes on or else face expulsion. Alas, poor Deen seems to be learning all his lessons the hard way.

Peyokon: Even after all this time, the lazy Peyokon sprout is still asleep! We're pretty sure it's breathing -- or at least photosynthesizing. It might seem like a strange idea, but maybe if we dressed up like a Peyokon, he'd think we're throwing a party in his honor and wake up to join us! Who knows? It just might work.

Aria Dannata: The mourning Playwright remains secluded in her home. Obsession has consumed her since the bizarre and sudden death of the play’s sweetheart, the lovely actress who portrayed the young Rozabella. Piecing together past and current events, the Playwright is overcome with deep regret and guilt for having ever found the cursed story in the first place. She now realizes that each member of the cast and crew has died in the order of their characters’ death in the play. Unable to stay quiet about her epiphany any longer, she seeks out the handsome actor portraying the Count's secret admirer and lover. She recounts the passage of the play as she ventures to find him, thinking of the pitiful and tragic end of Cesare Destino.

"Returning to the large empty castle should have been a joyous occasion full of warmth and long anticipated greetings. After years apart, separated by a long war and the great distance of the Western Ocean, Cesare had returned to the home of his heart's desire, only to discover his untimely and gruesome murder. Stricken with grief, Cesare roamed the halls of the Count's estate, trying to cling to any last remnant of his memory. The rooms hold a desolate cold that begins to seep into and wither the Soldier's heart and hope. Desperate and mad with longing, poor Cesare can bear it no longer. He walks into the sea, allowing the waves to sweep over him. The tide brushes away his tears, captures his last breath, and sweeps his body into the ocean's depths."

The Playwright is overjoyed when she finds Cesare's actor nursing a bottle of wine outside a tavern. In a nervous panic she recounts the story of the play and the mysterious deaths surrounding its cast. The actor drunkenly scoffs at the Playwright’s caution, too far gone to give it any serious consideration. In a livid fury the Playwright leaves and rushes back to her home, crushed by his lack of belief. She feels trapped, isolated, and lost. What if the play isn’t cursed? There is a chance it is only in her mind, and that all the deaths are just a series of random tragedies with no connection whatsoever. She convinces herself it was all conjecture, simply an attempt for her mind to deal with the loss of her fiance...

After drinking himself into a sullen stupor, the actor wanders home to his Riverside apartment. The paving stones along the path are wet with dew -- suddenly, he slips and cracks his skull, his unconscious body falling into the soupy murk of the riverbed. In the still morning hours of dawn the corpse of Cesare's actor is discovered on the banks of the river. Blue lipped and glassy eyed, he is somehow still as beautiful as the Drowned Suitor he portrayed.


Thank goodness, I’m feeling better already! Studying all these fascinating evolutions never fails to put a spring in my step, although admittedly one of the known side effects of Noxious Green Fume-related poisoning is extra springiness… Oh dear. Well, provided you’re feeling up to it, why not visit the Cash Shop to see all these great evolutions in person? And while you’re at it, be sure to cast your vote in our weekly EI poll. See you next week!

September Edit

02 Last Day for Labor Day Sale!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Last Day for Labor Day Sale! - [NPC] admin Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:27 pm

There is only 24 hours left to take advantage of Gaia's Labor Day Sale!

Available today we have Princess Chimes, Prince of Thieves and the adorable Tunnu the Bear! If you look closely you may even find some extra goodies we threw in for a few hours. But don't worry if you missed your chance they'll pop up again throughout the day.

This will also be the last day to get Fafnir the Dragon, Melodious Cantata and Blush Flourish Wings from Club Verge.


The Labor Day Sale will end Tuesday 9:59am PST. Happy Labor Day Gaians!

03 Gold Shop Update: Barton Boutique Grab BagEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold Shop Update: Barton Boutique Grab Bag - [NPC] Ian Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:27 pm

Hello, everyone! You know, Rufus and I have been scratching our noggins practically raw trying to figure out how to make Gaia an even more amazing place than it already is. See, we know you folks have been looking for something new and exciting to spend your hard earned gold on. And so, after hours of notebook doodling, pen chewing, nonjudgmental brainstorming, and anchovy pizza-induced feelings of regret, I think the two of us have managed to come up with a really great idea! Rufus and I are super, super stoked to introduce a brand new item to Barton Boutique: the Barton Boutique Grab Bag!

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The Barton Boutique Grab Bag is filled with lots of great items, including some fantastic recolors of some of your favorite clothes from Barton Boutique! Who knows? You might even win a brand new, never before seen pet! But you gotta act fast, ‘cause Rufus and me only ordered enough to last us until September 30. We can’t wait to see you at the Boutique!

Visit Barton Boutique!

04 Cash Shop Update: Revolution Trilogy!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Revolution Trilogy! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:53 pm

Hello, Gaia! It is I, Jet! Oh, and Cygnus, I guess. Never mind, he doesn’t get to do the talking. Anyway, I’m so excited to have finally taken my rightful place as proprietor of La Victoire, and to celebrate I’ve decided to revisit an old Cash Shop favorite: the Revolution series! You know, the successful MMORPGMIALOL? Cygnus plays it a lot but he gets mad whenever I watch over his shoulder. But even he managed to look kind of excited when he laid eyes on the new, super swank Revolution Trilogy!

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Y’see, the Revolution Trilogy is a fantastic item that gives you the chance to receive one of the incredible prizes from either Revolution Dawn, Dusk, or Midnight! And for those of you who just can't get enough of this popular series' snappy gameplay, Cygnus and I are also offering a great bundle pack with three Revolution Trilogies included. Revolution Trilogy and its bundle will only be in the shop until September 8, 11:59 PM PST though, so you gotta be sure to pick it up fast!

But hey—since this is the start of my amazing tenure at La Victoire, I gotta do something even more extra special, right? So on top of offering Revolution Trilogy, I’m going to be selling some of your favorite items from the Revolution series directly in the shop! We'll be having hour long flash sales on the Valkyrian Dragoon of Lalune, the Hinterland Warlord of Solair, the Manslayer Duke of Lalune, and the Cherubic Queen of Solair until Revolution Trilogy leaves La Victoire. I've posted a schedule for you guys to check out so you can make sure you never miss a sale! So come on down to the new and improved Cash Shop and pick up a Revolution Trilogy today, and be sure to keep an eye out for those flash sales!

Visit the Cash Shop!

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05 Get extra gear in Ragnarok Online 2Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Get extra gear in Ragnarok Online 2 - admin Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:29 pm

Gaia has partnered with Ragnarok Online 2 to bring Gaians a special bonus to their Ragnarok characters! Register for Ragnarok Online 2 through the link in this announcement or the link on the games page in the next 60 days and you'll receive the Explorer Elixir Package and Explorer's Battle Manual Order in Ragnarok Online 2 along with a bonus Poring Hat available for a limited time to Gaia Online users. In addition you will also earn a nice stash of Gaia Gold when you reach level 15 along with some great Gaia Online items for your avatar!

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So head on over to Ragnarok Online 2, sign up, start knocking heads, and when you get to level 15 there's a sweet reward in store for you! But don't delay because this special offer is only available until October 31st so start your adventure today!


Start Your Adventure!

05 Last chance to grab Starlight Redemption!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Last chance to grab Starlight Redemption! - [NPC] Ivan Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:37 pm

Two hundred thousand and forty-one, two hundred thousand and forty two, two hundr—oh, hello! Sorry, I was so busy counting all the stars I could make out in that top right corner there that I completely lost track of the time! I have to say, staring through a telescope at the great glittering tapestry of night sky up above has been both wonderful and educational, but I have to admit that I'm starting to go a bit cross-eyed at this point—and I can only crane my head upwards for so long without suffering incurable neck strain. So, with a heaviness in my heart more massive than a black hole, I must inform you that Starlight Redemption will soon be nothing more than a distant twinkle in our eye. But not to worry! I’ve still got a few more stars to count and catalog, and so Starlight Redemption will still be in the shop until Tuesday, September 10. That means you’ve got plenty of time to journey to the stars and pick up a new rare item, Cash Shop favorite, or one of these sparkling new exclusives:


If you're interested in taking another trip into outer space, be sure to pick up a Starlight Redemption soon! Now, if you'll please excuse me, I need to resume my counting. What was I up to? ... Oh dear.

Visit the Cash Shop!

06 EI Report: Deen's Potion, Emerald Dream, and Peyokon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Deen's Potion, Emerald Dream, and Peyokon! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:30 am

Happy Friday, eager scientists! We here at the EI labs have been toiling night and day, working through our meal breaks (even second breakfast and fourth dinner) to make sure we bring you the latest and greatest in evolving item research. It may have resulted in a few cases of scurvy, but I’m proud to report that today’s lineup was well worth the jaundice! We’ve got evolutions from Deen’s Potion, Emerald Dream, and Peyokon to look at today, so let’s dive right into some truly incredible science!

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Deen's Potion: Deen’s favorite class at Ster Academy so far is Physical Education. It’s the only class that doesn’t force him to wear his itchy uniform, and if he gets sweaty enough he even has an excuse to take off his shirt! Of course, Deen sometimes gets so carried away that he ends up removing everything, which generally ends with him streaking across the field, much to the dismay of the shrieking female students and the panicked instructors. Eventually, Deen’s quest for complete freedom results in a severe punishment: he needs to remain fully clothed while in PE.

Still, Deen is determined to see his year at Ster Academy through! He’s given a little respite when Winter Break starts, allowing him the chance to return home and be as naked as he pleases. Although Deen couldn’t be happier to spend some quality pants-free time, our favorite angel imp is also eager to return to Ster and keep studying to achieve his goals. Only one more semester to go!

Emerald Dream: The Dreamer and her friends plod onward along the winding bends of the Golden Road. The foursome (and Milo) have been traveling for what feels like ages, hoping to catch some glimpse of the powerful wizard L’grand Couturier told them would be at the end of the path. Even after all this time, though, it feels like the end is nowhere in sight. The Dreamer clutches Milo to her chest, her feet starting to ache terribly in her fuchsia slippers, and begins to wonder aloud whether she’ll ever be able to return home. Before she can even finish her sentence, however, a resounding crack all but shatters the travelers’ eardrums. A cloud of thick black smoke suddenly envelops them, leaving the Dreamer and her companions gasping as the smell of brimstone assaults their senses. As the smoke starts to thin out, a beautiful woman clad in black and green silks moves to block their path, her eyes narrowed in distaste.

“I am L’enfant Terrible. And I believe you have my shoes.”

Peyokon: Even after all your careful attention and loving care, the Peyokon remains stubbornly snoozing. Why hasn't it woken up yet? You've spent so much time with the lazy little plant that you've even got a sprout growing out of your head now!


Wasn’t that incredible, friends? It almost brings a tear to my eye! Or maybe that’s because I just squirted some juice from this orange the doctor is making me eat into my eyeball. Either way, it stings horribly! That’s all for the EI report this week, so make sure you vote in this week’s Evolving Item poll to tell us which one you liked the best! And if you want to take a look at these scientific marvels, drop by the Cash Shop! We’ll see you next Friday!

06 Monthly Update: August 2013Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Monthly Update: August 2013 - DJ Helsing Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:10 pm

Hi, Gaians! We've got a quick video update to share with you-- in order to keep the Gaia community in the know, we've decided to do monthly video updates (starring yours truly) that let you know exactly what we've been up to lately and what's in store for the coming month.

Of course, there's something in it for you: we have an opinion poll set up, so your voice can be heard and your thoughts can shape Gaia's future. Be sure to cast your vote and earn a free Wing Sticker.


To participate in the Poll, just click this rad button:

Vote Now

08 Revolution Trilogy leaving the Cash Shop today!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Revolution Trilogy leaving the Cash Shop today! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:01 am

Greetings gaming Gaians! It’s me, Jet! Cygnus has been playing Revolution Trilogy pretty obsessively, so I’ve decided it’s best to hide his copy somewhere he can’t find it. It’s for his own good! But that also means today is the last day to get yourself a copy of Revolution Trilogy. Don’t forget that playing gives you a chance at this awesome loot!


Now, you know I love me a sale. And to be honest, I’ve been enjoying this Revolution Trilogy sale so much that I’ve decided to extend it! That means the Valkyrian Dragoon of Lalune, the Hinterland Warlord of Solair, the Manslayer Duke of Lalune, and the Cherubic Queen of Solair will all be on sale for an extra hour each! Look, I even made you a new pretty schedule and everything. So be sure you check it out, and stop by La Victoire soon!


Visit the Cash Shop!

10 Please take our User Screen Resolution survey!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Please take our User Screen Resolution survey! - siskataya Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:31 pm

Hey everyone!

We'd like to invite you all to take our User Screen Resolution Survey! We're really interested in knowing what size screen most of you use to view Gaia. This information is super useful for us to know as it can help us with new product/feature creations or re-designs of old products/features! Since we want to get as many replies as possible to this survey, and to make sure everyone sees it and has a chance to provide input, we're making this a site announcement. Consider yourselves looped in!

Anyway, if you have a moment and would be interested in helping us out by taking our survey, that would be awesome! The survey can be found here: Gaia's User Screen Resolution Survey

Please note: This survey will be hosted on our Survey Monkey account, but it will NOT ask you for account information or password! Any survey that asks for your account password is not from us, and is an attempt by weaselly people to phish your account information. Never share your password!

Take care,

Sisky

10 The seal is weakening on September's Advance Chance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The seal is weakening on September's Advance Chance! - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:01 pm

Things have taken a turn for the worse, Gaians. The sparrows have not only taken over the entirety of my office and forced me to set up shop in the alley next door, but they seem to have invited their feathery chums to nest in my once bustling hive of bureaucracy and tax returns. Occasionally I’ll glimpse a raven or an owl peering out the window at me, their beady little eyes full of mocking laughter, and I shed a tear for better days gone by. Well, every dark cloud has a silver lining; it seems the constant teardrop-related moisture has weakened the seal on this month’s Advance Chance, and soon you’ll be able to open it and peer into its mysterious contents.

What will the next CI be? Nobody is quite sure, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the September’s Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.


Perhaps whatever is inside the Advance Chance will give me the courage I need to take back my office from my avian oppressors. Either way, it’s a great opportunity for you to get a head start on the next CI!

10 New REI: Firefly's FlameEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New REI: Firefly's Flame - [NPC] Dr. Singh Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:09 pm

Zounds, Gaians! It looks like those months our unpaid interns spent toiling in the science caves have paid off, as we here at the EI Labs are finally able to reveal a brand new REI: Firefly’s Flame!

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Firefly's Flame: Her Royal Highness Princess Firefly of Radiant Forest (heretofore referred to as H.R.H Princess Firefly) hereby proclaims that, due to overwhelming demand, there has been a change to the application process for the permanent position of personal suitor to H.R.H Princess Firefly. The Princess states that she has finally liberated herself of the old tomes and wizened scholars who helped prepare H.R.H Princess Firefly for her glorious rule; while the Princess considers herself more than capable and perfectly willling to to take over as Queen once “dear old daddy toddles off to that airy marshland in the sky”, the Princess would also like to take advantage of her temporary freedom and have a bit of fun. Any applicants must now submit a list of their qualifications along with one (1) "the rarest flame" of their choosing. Applicants will be judged based on these submissions by the Princess herself to determine the most suitable applicant for the position.

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Wow! Talk about pressure. I’m not even sure what my rarest flame would be! Perhaps that bunsen burner I once nicked from the Thomas Edison museum… Well, never mind that. If you think you have what it takes to please Princess Firefly, be sure to stop by the Cash Shop and pick up this fantastic REI!

11 Join the club of your dreams in Return to Valefor!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Join the club of your dreams in Return to Valefor! - [NPC] Ivan Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:36 pm

It’s that time of the year again, Gaians: school is officially back in session. Now, I’m sure most people are more than happy to gripe and moan about their days in the schoolyard, but not me. How I miss those heady, youthful days! The smell of freshly sharpened pencils, the weight of a calculator nestled comfortably in my front shirt pocket alongside a carefully selected array of pens, the unbridled joy of winning the perfect attendance award eight years in a row, the bitter sting of Gina DeMarco declining my invitation to prom by literally laughing in my face… All fond, happy memories! Well, except maybe the bit about Gina DeMarco. I thought I’d already repressed that one. Either way, I think school is utterly fantastic—which is why I’m so excited for this week’s CI, Return to Valefor! If you manage to make the grade you could walk away with a Cash Shop favorite, a valuable rare item, or one of these amazing new exclusives:

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Time to make me proud, Gaians! Pick up Return to Valefor from the Cash Shop now, or grab a bundle of nine to maximize your chances of getting the best stuff! Enroll at Valefor Academy!

13 Friday the 13th Sale!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Friday the 13th Sale! - [NPC] Friday XIII Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:28 pm

Psst! Yeah you, over there. C’mere. I’m Friday, and I’m a legit businessman lookin’ to engage in some legit business with legit customers, if you know what I’m sayin’. I've got some swanky new gear for a discriminatin' customer such as yourself. You wanna know how I look so fancy? 'Cause I got the Friday XIII clothes to keep me lookin' fresh, and my pal Lucky here --


All right, look. Lucky met himself a little white-furred ladyfriend and now I’m stuck with a box of Unlucky kittens to feed. That's right, I named 'em all Unlucky. Heck, I even see some Lucky Jrs. in there too. I ain't as good with the names as I am with the dames, get me? You want one? Meet me at La Victoire and pick up an armful or two. I’m gonna be out here with this box of fancy clothes and darlin' little monsters from Friday until Monday, 11:59 PST so you gotta come see me fast.

If you ain't interested in kittens or some fancy new duds then I might be able to hook you up with a little somethin' extra, if you know where to look. But if you want a real party, you oughta head on over to the Friday the 13th Forum. I hear they got some sort of contest goin' on over there. And while you’re out and about, don’t forget to spay and neuter your pets. Believe me. I’m talkin’ from experience here, pal.

Visit the Cash Shop!

Visit the Friday 13th Forums!

13 EI Report: Firefly's Flame, Aria, Deen's Potion, and PeyokonEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Firefly's Flame, Aria, Deen's Potion, and Peyokon - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:16 pm

Happy Friday, my little bunsen burners! Did you know that Friday the 13th is scientifically the most unlucky day of the year? It’s true! In the interest of scientific inquiry, I tested this theory by walking underneath about a dozen ladders and crossing paths with at least sixteen black cats. I managed to escape unscathed, but the builders who were on top of those ladders weren’t so lucky! I had no idea cats were so adept at climbing ladders and so very angry at the people on top of them. Well, to counteract the bad luck, I’m here to give you a massive dose of the good! We’ve got evolutions from Firefly's Flame, Aria Dannata, Deen’s Potion, and the amazing finale of Peyokon to observe today!

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Firefly's Flame: Princess Firefly sends her message of deepest sympathy to the friends and loved ones of Mr. Dragonfly, who died valiantly in search of his version of "the rarest flame." He was considered by all to be one of the fastest and most agile aviators around, and his spectacular aerial acrobatics will be missed by his many fans. Unfortunately, Mr. Dragonfly’s abilities led him to believe that the fast moving light from the headlamp of a sleek automobile was the best representation of "the rarest flame" to him. Witnesses say that they never saw him fly with more speed or courage than he did that night. Mr. Dragonfly will always be remembered for this final performance -- his sleek exoskeleton blazing red, gold glinting in his eyes, and the awe-inspiring blur of his wings as he sped toward the advancing motor car. The shattered mess of the splatter that remains shall be promptly forgotten.

Aria Dannata: The untimely end of the lead actors has stalled the grand reopening of the opera for weeks, while the Playwright herself seems utterly obsessed with her witch hunt for the mysterious person or force behind the deaths. But the Opera House cannot stay empty for much longer, and the owners are growing increasingly impatient. Still, the Playwright is eager to save whomever she can. The next victim in the play was the lecherous and lascivious Lady Lush. Lush lived a life of hollow luxury, flitting from one wealthy lover to next, but as the cousin of the Count she was next to inherit the man’s fortune. She immediately rushes to the city and spends extravagantly, drinking absinthe and lounging in expensive hotels until her bank account nearly empties. After meeting with the Count’s stern lawyer, Lush goes back to her hotel to contemplate her new opulent lifestyle. She makes herself a drink, dripping cool water over delicate sugar cubes that turns the bright absinthe a milky green. Within moments Lush meets a violent end, poisoned on her bed of fine silks and furs. Despite her fate, she is grinning in death.

Desperate to make sure she is well, the Playwright rushes to the actresses home, only to find her safe and sound. In an explosion of relief and troubled nerves, the Playwright confesses the truth about the box with the beautiful and sad play inside, how it had no ending and she foolishly finished it and placed all these terrors on everyone. She blames herself for the play’s downfall and the subsequent deaths. The actress comforts her, assuring her it is most likely a conjecture from her troubled mind. Her sweet words reassure the Playwright, and the actress kindly offers to take her home. They share a small cup of tea together as the night fades into a still morning. They doze off together to the sounds of cheerfully chirping birds. When the Playwrigh she sees that the fire has gone out, but the actress is still in her home, sleeping soundly.

The Playwright stands, her cup falling from her lap with a loud crash. Still, the actress does not stir. The Playwright moves towards her, a chill filling the pit of her stomach. She gingerly reaches out, gripping the woman’s shoulder -- still nothing. She gives a slight shake. Nothing. FInally she reaches out, a scream perched in her throat ready to release, as she strokes the actresses cheek ever so gently. She is cool to the touch, but her expression is serene. The empty teacup still clutched by cold fingers.

Deen's Potion: Winter Break is over and that means it’s Spring Semester at Ster Academy! The warm weather brings with it a bit of relief for Deen: the spring uniform. Its shorter sleeves and knee-high pants are much more comfortable for him to keep on that the stuffy winter uniform! Besides, Deen worked out some of his pent up nudist urges while safe at home. All in all, Deen’s been doing so well he’s set to graduate by the end of the semester!

Ster Academy isn’t all studying and itchy uniforms, though. All year long, the Academy’s students had been looking forward to the big Spring Formal -- and it’s coming up soon! Deen’s noticed that one female Imp in particular has been really friendly with him. She even started to give him lunches every day! One balmy morning, Deen received a love letter to meet his anonymous admirer in the Great Hall that very night. Unsurprisingly, it was that friendly Imp! She confessed her feelings for Deen and asked him to be her date for the dance. However, there was one condition: he had to promise not to strip at the Formal. With a smile, Deen flat out rejected the poor lovelorn Imp. The thought of being unable to strip off his clothes and party at any time was preposterous. Besides, Deen was already planning to go all out nude with his friends after the dance anyways!

Peyokon: After what felt like an eternity of waiting, the little sprout’s eyelids start to flutter. You can only stare at it, wide-eyed, as the Peyokon finally yawns and hops out of its little pot, groggy but awake. It coos happily at you before settling down to sit by your side. Your tender care and attention have managed to wake the sleepy plant, and now you have a lifelong companion. Congratulations!


That's all for this week boys and girls, but be sure to drop by next week for further EI education! To get a look at all these fine specimens up close, head on over to the Cash Shop. And don't forget to vote in our weekly EI poll! See you next time!


To celebrate the end of Peyokon’s eons-long nap, we’ve got an adorable wallpaper for you! Click the image for the larger version.

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15 September's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement September's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:55 pm

Ah~ the 15th! Thanks for waking me up, I was having the worst dream about geese chasing me!

This month, become immersed in the cosmic majesty of Night Weaver, and warm yourself in the glow of Fading Ember!

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Night Weaver - An ancient deity charged with the simple and elegant task of weaving stars into the night sky. His regal cape and garments are studded with glittering stars, and a mask embroidered with the image of the moon obscures his face. Though nearly every night of the year the Weaver perfects his craft with unseeing eyes, on the solstice he removes his mask and gazes down at his handiwork reflected in the waters below.

Fading Ember - An embodiment of the last warmth of summer and the chilly days to come. Her dress, skirt, and boots are covered in molten gold, and her red-hot tresses are streaked with gold. Her regal headdress drips with rare fire rubies, magical gems that emit a gentle heat to warm you as autumn leaves start to fall.


Get Collectibles!

17 Introducing the Playpen's Halo-A-Day Prize Giveaway!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Introducing the Playpen's Halo-A-Day Prize Giveaway! - [NPC] Rufus the Cat Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:52 pm

Looking for a way to earn oodles of gold while playing games? Welcome to The Playpen!

The Playpen starts off with a blast by introducing Smashblox, a game that tests your skills and timing as you destroy blocks and clear the board to score as many points as possible! Head on over to Gaia’s game page to start your smashing today.


To celebrate the launch of Smashblox we’ve increased the payouts of all tournaments and are holding an extra special Halo a day Giveaway! For the next three days, September 17 until September 19, all tournament winners will not only receive increased payouts of gold up to 10,000,000, but they’ll also be entered in a daily drawing to win an Angelic Halo! For more information about the drawing check out the official rules.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and engage in a little friendly competition! We can’t wait to see you in the Playpen!

Play Now!

18 Update on Smashblox Issues and Halo-A-Day GiveawayEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Update on Smashblox Issues and Halo-A-Day Giveaway - siskataya Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:08 pm

Hey everyone!

Yesterday, we announced the launch of The Playpen, our gaming area containing competitive and casual games played in a tournament setting. The first of these games, SmashBlox, experienced playability issues due to heavy usage. Basically, though we did perform testing on the game, so many of you fabulous Gaians played the game, it crashed the system!

We are actively working on a fix to these issues. Rest assured also that any interruption issues are being looked at by Customer Service.

As for the Halo-A-Day giveaway, some of you have expressed concern that you were unable to participate due to the game issues. No worries - we will be extending the Halo-A-Day giveaway 3 additional days since people weren't able to participate yesterday and some Gaians are still having issues playing the game. The giveaway will now be running until 11:59 pm PT on Sunday, September 22. We will update the giveaway rules with the new contest dates today.

We understand that extending the giveaway means 3 more halos will be given out than we originally anticipated, but this is a small number of additional items. Most importantly, we feel that this solution is the most fair thing to do for the community.

Thank you so very much for your patience while we work to resolve these issues.

19 Alchemy UpdateEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Alchemy Update - [NPC] Cresento Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:22 pm

Hello, Gaians. I’m here to announce a series of important updates to the Alchemy system. Are you paying attention? Good. Let us begin.


That strange fellow Ivan apparently has a surplus of common items from past CIs, and he is offering up said surplus for purchase in the Cash Shop. He’s calling it Ivan’s Surplus. How creative. Either way, these items will no doubt be useful as alchemy components.

La Victoire will also now have the Winged Crafting Chest in stock. The chest drops valuable and rare components specifically used to create Alchemy’s greatest prize: back wings. Not only that, but the chest has a rare chance to drop any of the six formulas needed to craft back wings.


It has been brought to my attention that Alchemy has been difficult for some Gaians. Normally I am not one to sympathize with others, but I must admit that even I find Alchemy challenging on occasion. After much thought and preparation, I've decided to introduce the following measures as a means of making Alchemy and its prizes more accessible:

We will be introducing leveling bundles for Alchemy. The bundles will be available from level two until level nine, and each bundle contains a formula plus all the components necessary to craft an item and gain skill points in Alchemy. If you would like to level your Alchemy quickly and efficiently, these bundles will provide an excellent means of doing so.

Starting today and continuing on until Monday, we will occasionally be putting up the largest size of Michael’s Wings and Selaphiel’s Wings, as well as all six of the back wing formulas for sale in La Victoire. I’ve attached a schedule below, and I suggest you study it carefully as these items will only be for sale for a short time.


But that isn't all. Nicolae and I have been experimenting with Alchemy, trying to figure out the best way to streamline the process for you intrepid alchemists out there. Unsurprisingly, we've managed to stumble across something that even I must admit is rather exciting! From now on, creating medium back wings and large back wings will no longer use up the previous wings in the process. That means that any Gaian who has already created the large wings will have access to all three sizes as well.

Visit the Cash Shop


In addition to all this excitement, the Bifrost has been stocked up on extra components, and they will now be available for purchase in the shop. Now, that is all I have to say on the matter. If you do decide to visit the Bifrost, I ask that you not pester me while there. What is Nicolae around for if not to mingle with the riffraff?

Visit the Bifrost


If you have any questions, I recommend visiting our Alchemy Bundle Update FAQ for more information.

20 Survey ApologyEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Survey Apology - Narumi Misuhara Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:20 am

Survey Apology

Earlier today a survey was authorized for release on Gaia Online for feedback on body types for our sister site under construction. This survey contained highly inappropriate content that should never have gone out to the Gaian audience, or arguably any audience, at all. I would like to apologize to the community for this clear lack in judgement. The person responsible for creating the survey will be dealt with appropriately. The survey was nothing less than inappropriate, disrespectful and demeaning.

One of the things that makes Gaia unique, and one of the things I personally love about the community, is the fact that everyone is different. Gaia Online is a community of all walks of life, whether that be physical differences, personality differences or age, it doesn't matter. Gaia Online is equally a community of trolls, and a community of caring, and it is most certainly a community not afraid of speaking its mind. As the executive in charge of Gaia Online, I know I speak for the rest of Gaia Online management when I say that anything that squashes who you are, or insults who or what you are in real life, like that survey did, is most certainly not Gaian and will not be tolerated.

I'm sorry you guys had to go through that, of the many blunders we've made over the years that one is most certainly a doozy.

Thank You, Gaia Online Staff

20 EI Report: Firefly's Flame and Deen's Potion!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Firefly's Flame and Deen's Potion! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:29 pm

Greetings, Gaians! Today’s report is so jam-packed full of evolutionary goodness, I’ve had to create an entirely new method of packing jam! As a result my fingers are a bit sticky, so I don’t suggest shaking my hand any time soon unless you want your fingers covered in the squashed remains of raspberries. While I go find some napkins to clean up with, I recommend you look over some of our amazing evolutions from this week: Firefly’s Flame continues to dazzle, and Deen’s Potion has its triumphant finale!

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Firefly's Flame: Princess Firefly sends her message of deepest sympathies to the friends and loved ones of the young Mr. Moth Jr. Moth was a senior at the prestigious Lepidoptera University, where he enjoyed attending every possible social gathering and avoiding his studies. He was present at the National College Arthropod Association’s Football Championships when the Lepidopteran Scalewings won the final game. Overjoyed by their hard-earned win, the proud students of LU promptly set fire to various articles of public property to create a celebratory bonfire. As the whole thing was instigated by the star of the winning team, and the night was graced by a glorious full moon (Moth's friends admitted that he had a dizzying love of moonshine), Moth declared this bonfire of victory and learning to be "the rarest flame" and while flying right into it, vowed to bring it to the princess. A memorial service will be held at the site of the bonfire, as no one has been able to distinguish Moth’s ashes from those of the various books and pieces of furniture that were used to create the blaze.

Deen's Potion: It’s finally the day of the graduation ceremony! After four long years of itchy uniforms and boring lectures on what constitutes “inappropriate”, Deen has somehow made it to the very end. Our favorite angel imp can barely contain his excitement, as after graduating he will finally begin his training at the Royal Imp Knight Academy!

The ceremony is an austere affair, with the students wearing ceremonial robes and everyone else wearing formal attire. When Deen hears his name called he proudly leaps to his feet, strides across the stage, and promptly proceeds to disrobe in front of his family, friends, and professors. Needless to say, his diploma is withheld. After completing a one week course on proper public etiquette, Deen finally receives his diploma early that summer. That means he still has a few more weeks to spend with his friends, and to enjoy various clothing-optional events before Imp Knight training begins in the fall! Hopefully Deen has learned his lesson and will keep his clothes on there as well.

But we’re not so sure he will.


Wasn’t that lovely, Gaians? I must say, Deen’s graduation has inspired me to look over my old high school yearbook. See that picture? That’s me! I was voted “Most Likely to Annihilate the Entire Human Species with a Tragic Scientific Accident”. My peers certainly had a lot of confidence in me! Anyway, that’s all from the EI report this week. Make sure you visit La Victoire if you want to see these glorious new evolutions up close, and don’t forget to vote in this week’s EI Poll. See you next week!


Oh, and to celebrate Deen’s miraculous graduation from Ster Academy, we’ve got another adorable wallpaper for you! Click the image for the larger version.

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20 Changes to Alchemy UpdateEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Changes to Alchemy Update - [NPC] Cresento Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:38 pm

Hello again, Gaians. Yesterday Nicolae and I released our alchemy update. Due to my magnificent selections, the popularity of our items, and our realization that our esteemed customers come from many different time zones, we’ve decided to extend our hours. Please note the updated schedule:


Also, let me take this opportunity to remind you that Michael’s Wings are currently in the shop! We've extended it's hours until 11:59PST! You better hurry over and get yours while you can; they’re worth quite a bit of coin and Nicolae’s got that ‘grabby’ look in his eyes again.

Pick Up a Pair!

23 Loyalty Rewards are coming to Gaia!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Loyalty Rewards are coming to Gaia! - [NPC] Loyal Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:14 pm

Salutations, ladies and gentlemen of Gaia! Loyal here—Ringmaster extraordinaire and, as I've heard told, an all-around interesting character. The reason I wanted to address you today is to let you know that I am working diligently on a new shop for all you loyal Gaians. Alas, shop construction being what it is, the process is taking a little longer than anticipated. But never fear! Soon I'll be up and running, and you lucky Gaians will be able to peruse my fine wares properly.

In the meantime, I've taken to studying the forums to see what it is you Gaians truly desire. I've noticed many Gaians asking for recolors of the '03 Monthly Collectibles, and I've also heard you asking for more items on which to spend your gold. So, with a few sleights of hand—consider it done!


Voila! I've picked a few of my '03 favorites and given them a shiny new makeover. They are, dare I say it, as colorful as I am now? Until my shop is up and running, you can check out the '03 recolors in my friend Brennivin's shop Dernier Cri. While I'm waiting for my shop to finally be complete, I'll keep picking more items to add to this specific recolor collection. I'll even start a thread to take your suggestions on what you'd like to see!

Hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed creating them for you, and thank you for your loyalty and dedication to Gaia. Be seeing you soon...

23 Last Day for Wing & Formula SaleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Last Day for Wing & Formula Sale - [NPC] Cresento Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:37 pm

Hello aspiring alchemists. We here at the Bifrost would like to remind you that our wing and formula sale ends tonight, so don’t miss out! We won’t be this kind again!

Also, once again let me take this opportunity to remind you that Michael’s Wings are currently in the shop! Act quickly, at 11pm PST tonight Michael’s wings fly away again!

Pick Up A Pair

24 Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:52 pm

Greetings my fellow sale lovin’ Gaians! Jet here to announce another fantastic opportunity! Cygnus was cleaning out the back room when he stumbled upon a box of unsold merchandise. Naturally, I love me a good sale so I’m giving you lucky Gaians a chance to snap up old favorites like Thea the Unicorn, Oisin’s Blessing, Butterfly Kick, Bonbonieru Konpeito, Ballad Punk, and Princess of the Universe!

Better get yours quick, because y’know my supplies are limited and these items will be gone by tomorrow: Wednesday, September 25!

24 New REI: Haute ModenaEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New REI: Haute Modena - [NPC] Dr. Singh Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:29 pm

Greetings, boys and girls! Dr. Singh here with another fascinating scientific breakthrough. One of the lab assista -- I mean, I’ve discovered a remarkable new REI, practically glittering with untapped potential! Let’s take a closer look at the fashionable new Haute Modena!

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Haute Modena: Meilland was often called the luckiest man in town! He was married to Etoile, a model of unparalleled beauty who was the desire of every man she met. She smelled like the burgundy roses she favored so much, and her runway walk was a fierce, inimitable stomp that practically put all the other models around her to shame. As her husband and business partner, Meilland believed they were virtually unstoppable. Their relationship was perfect -- or so they thought…


Ooh! I love when these REIs are so mysterious and ominous. What sort of couture chaos will Haute Modena unleash? Only one way to find out! Claim yours from the Cash Shop today and let’s see where this crazy ride takes us!

25 Smashblox Play Test Part DeuxEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Smashblox Play Test Part Deux - Narumi Misuhara Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:27 pm

Yesterday we asked for your help via staff notice to play test Smashblox. During this time we had tournaments running at zero cost and the chance to win up to 10,000 Gaia Gold. Lots played, bugs were found, the site even went down, but that still is not enough!

We have since launched revisions and improvements to the game to correct what we found in our last test and are ready for round Deux!. Now, we know you have better things to do then go testing our games, this time though, forget the measly 10k. We've decided to really make it worth your while. We will be running the tournaments free of charge for a max payout of up to 1,000,000 (yes, that's one million) Gaia Gold. So don't miss your chance at major winnings, join us for the ultimate test 5 to 7 PM PDT.

Visit the Playpen!

25 CrosStitch Winners & the new Cold Weather Accessory Contest!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement CrosStitch Winners & the new Cold Weather Accessory Contest! - [NPC] Stein Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:51 pm

Another remarkable competition has drawn to a close! Our Halloween Costume themed contest garnered some truly remarkable entries, all of which we were extremely excited to receive. Our group of winners are paragons of the creative spirit of the Gaia community, and we congratulate them on having their amazing ideas transformed into fantastic items. Let’s take a look at the results now!

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You can find all these items (and previous winning entries) at my shop, CrosStitch. Drop in any time to marvel at the talents of your fellow Gaians!

Visit CrosStitch!


Of course, the end of one contest brings the start of another. As you are no doubt aware, winter is coming -- or so I’ve been told. What better way to celebrate the encroaching chill than by gearing up with some accessories? We’re looking for any accessories appropriate for cold weather: cozy scarves, earmuffs, hats, anything of the sort! The winners will help their fellow Gaians bundle up against the cold by having their ideas transformed into amazing new items.

The contest will be open from September 25th until October 25th. For the full rules and details, visit the contest page:

Visit the Contest!


To help get you in the creative mood, take a look at the winning designs of the CrosStitch Halloween Costume contest:

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26 Flynn's Booty is Back!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flynn's Booty is Back! - [NPC] Flynn Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:13 pm

Hello, Gaians!

It is I, your favorite shop owner forcibly cast into space turned swashbuckling pirate! I’ve recently managed to locate a major cache of cash—don’t ask me how, I’m not exactly at liberty to divulge my secrets. Captain’s discretion, you get the gist. However, I piled so much loot on to my ship that she’s running a little slower than usual, so I’m looking for some willing Gaians to take some of it off my hands. You want the chance to win between 50,000 and 100 million Gaia gold? Come pick up a Flynn’s Booty to see what you manage to score. This could be your chance to pick up some of those sparkly ‘03 recolors I’ve been hearing about, or maybe you wanna spend a little coin on that fancy Barton Grab Bag? As for me, I’m planning to plop down poolside somewhere and spend my share on some fancy drinks with lots of fruit and little paper umbrellas in ‘em.

But a space pirate can only stay on vacation for so long. So here’s the deal: I’m only gonna be planet-side from September 26th until September 30th, 11:59 PST. After that, I’m off to seek more adventure (and loot!) amongst the stars. So what are you waiting for? Come claim some of this precious booty!

Get Your Booty!

26 Get a head start on October's CI with Advance Chance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Get a head start on October's CI with Advance Chance! - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:27 pm

Well, it’s finally happened. The sparrows and their fellow ornithological compatriots have finally migrated from my office to the clock tower across the street. I’ve been pretty preoccupied sanitizing every square inch of my office, and Bibbles assists me by keeping an eye on my winged tormentors as they flit around outside. Every so often, I pause from my slavish task and join Bibbles in peering out the window. I’m not exactly prone to strong bouts of emotion, Gaians, but I must admit -- I hate those birds. Ascending that clocktower would no doubt be like a reverse descent into madness, filled with loathsome, melodic twittering. I don’t think I could make it to the top, friends. And that only makes me angrier.

However, my fury is somewhat assuaged by the advent of this month’s Advance Chance! I can at least occupy my mind as I clean with thoughts as to what mysteries it may contain.

What will the next CI be? Nobody is quite sure, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the October Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.


I’ve got more pens to scour, but if you have some free time you ought to pick up October’s Advance Chance available now in the Cash Shop!

27 Gaia 9 Action News Update!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia 9 Action News Update! - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:34 pm

Cindy Donovinh here, reporting a shocking Gaia 9 Action news exclusive! According to an anonymous tipster, Gaians will soon have the chance to donate their gold towards something big. Really, really big. Apparently, donations are going to go towards funding some sort of grand gala for Gaians, although that was all our source was able to say. This nameless source also provided a blurry photograph that we've since zoomed in on and enhanced, and we feel it's safe to say that it's some sort of "reward" system for generous donators. Ten thousand gold gets you an item, one hundred thousand gold nets an achievement, donators who contribute a million -- Darn it! I know it's unprofessional, but I can't make out the text here... Something about a boost to your... help and enerpi? No, that can't be right. I guess we'll just have to move on. Donations of ten million gold enters the generous Gaian into a drawing for a special poster signed by some very important people, and those kind enough to donate 100 million gold get entered into a drawing to have the once in a lifetime opportunity to have their avatar put into an event comic! There's also mention of "global rewards" but I've got to be perfectly honest with you, I can barely make a word of it out. Something about teams, items, raising caps? I'm not entirely sure what any of this really means, but that's never stopped me from reporting a huge news story before! Unfortunately, the tipster wasn’t able to provide any further specifics, but this intrepid reporter can only assume that our immediate future involves sea mammals, underground tunnels, and catnip. For Gaia 9 Action news, this is Cindy Donovinh, reporting live.

27 Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:18 pm

Hello, Gaians! It's me, your friendly neighborhood feline shopkeeper that isn't Rufus. Y'know, I was helping Cygnus take inventory the other day, mostly by knocking things off the shelves, when I realized something: we've got a massive surplus of Workshop Flora, Majokko Dorobo, and Cerynitian's Blessing! They don't look all that good on me or Cygnus, so they gotta go.


You want some? We're going to be selling them from now until September 29, 11:59 PST. Come take them off my paws!

27 EI Report: Haute Modena, Aria Dannata, and Firefly's FlameEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Haute Modena, Aria Dannata, and Firefly's Flame - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:07 pm

At long last, Friday is finally here! I’ve been anticipating today’s report so much that I’ve barely been able to focus on my duties as head of the EI Lab! As a result I’ve mostly been holed up in my office, staring at the calendar and willing the hours to go by. Remarkably, the Labs still ran pretty well without me! I think it had something about our assistants being “less terrified” to come to work? I don’t know, I just skimmed the papers in the suggestion box. Honestly, I never pay that much attention to them! That’s probably because I’m too busy marveling at the items on today’s report. We’ve got evolutions from Haute Modena, Aria Dannata, and Firefly’s Flame to analyze, so let’s hop to it!

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Haute Modena: Meilland truly believed he had everything. He was extremely successful, since managing his wife’s career was quite lucrative, and his wife was the star of the fashion world. Designers claimed she was their muse, and they practically stumbled over one another in an attempt to book Etoile for their shows. But Etoile was more than just a beautiful model: she was also kind and very generous. Meilland, however, didn't appreciate her -- for he was proud man, and very egotistical…

Aria Dannata: The Playwright is practically beside herself with terror. The murderer has been inside her home, has violated her only sanctuary! Hysterical, she flees her home, desperate to get away from the cold, stiff body of the kindly actress. Where can she go? Her home is no longer safe, and she doesn’t even want to think about the corpse in her parlor, let alone reporting it to the proper authorities. Eventually the Playwright chooses a small cafe, eager for a cup of tea to soothe her shattered nerves. Besides, all these people, all these witnesses -- what was the likelihood that her tormentor could attack here? She orders her tea and takes a few gulping, calming breaths. The opera wasn’t over yet, after all; the story still had more victims to claim. As the tea cools by her elbow, the Playwright mentally reviews the story of the next victim...

He was the former head chef of the Count’s estate, a noted saucier and an absolute wonder in the kitchen. Still, despite his many talents, the chef had few allies -- he was known for his extreme temper, his cruel perfectionism. The chef was also notoriously greedy, and it was whispered amongst the servants that he had taken to stealing from the Count’s kitchen, selling the expensive ingredients for profit. Of course, the Count found out about the chef’s misdeeds, and the man had been seen arguing heatedly with the chef shortly before his death. Needless to say, some of the servants began to find the chef rather suspicious. Rumors quickly circulated through the estate, with people claiming that the angry chef had to be the one behind the murders. Eventually, the servants could no longer contain their suspicions. They contacted the authorities, and a group of the boldest servants moved to confront him. As they approached the kitchen, however, they heard sounds of a heated struggle. One servant cautiously took a look inside only to find the chef brawling with a mysterious man. Terrified, he yelled for the other servants to flee. And they did, right into a gaggle of the authorities. A hurried explanation followed, and the authorities stormed the kitchen -- only to find the chef sprawled on the floor of his kitchen, his throat opened from ear to ear. Blood dribbled from his gaping wound, staining the fabric of his chef’s apron, while the chef stared with sightless eyes at the ceiling above. In his hand he clenched his favorite, sharpest knife, the blade flecked and reddened with bloody spatter. After a thorough investigation, the authorities ruled it a suicide -- but the rumor amongst the servants was that he was murdered, and his assailant was still at large.


The Playwright sighs and sips her tea. She feels so utterly exhausted, so drained. How much more of this can she take before she descends completely into paranoia and madness? Still, the tea has soothed her somewhat, and the pleasant murmur of conversation all around her makes her feel safe. Her eyes flick around the cafe, taking comfort in the people surrounding her, when her gaze pauses on a man reading the morning’s paper. The Playwright has little interest in him, but the headline? Unthinking, she staggers from her table over to the man and snatches his paper. Ignoring his complaints, the Playwright reads the front page article with increasing horror, her hands shaking as they clench the paper. The actor who had played the chef had been found -- or at least, his corpse had. He’d been stabbed repeatedly, violently, and his valuable belongings had been ripped from his bloodied hands. He died not long after, alone in a darkened alley, just in time for the newspapers to report it.

Firefly's Flame: Princess Firefly sends her message of deepest sympathies to the friends and loved ones of his Most Noble Beetle, the Duke of Alexandrite. Alexandrite was attending a ball being held by a high-ranking peer when he spotted the famous Imperial Star Diamond (148.348202502 carat colorless pear brilliant) being worn by the wife of a high-ranking dignitary. He was apparently attracted by the sparkle of this peerless gem, and the Duke quickly determined that it would satisfy the princess' requirement for "the rarest flame." Alexandrite flew up to the lady and politely asked if he could borrow the gem for an evening, at her convenience, with the promise that he would provide any assurance she required for its safe return. The lady, upon seeing his beautiful emerald shell on her necklace, rudely screamed and swooned in response. Alexandrite's remains are now disgracefully displayed on a pin and under glass in the private collection of some lower-ranking noble. Our thoughts are also with the families of those who have gone missing in the quest to give this noble insect the final rest he deserves.


Wasn’t that spectacular, science lovers? I tell you, evolutions like these make me proud I got into the EI research business. Well, no more moping around my office! I’m going to work extra hard to make next week’s report even more incredbile! While you’re waiting for next Friday, why not drop by our Weekly EI Poll and let us know what you think? And remember, you can see all these marvelous items up close at La Victoire!

28 (Ending Soon) La Victoire Flash SaleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement (Ending Soon) La Victoire Flash Sale - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:47 pm

Greetings Gaians! I'm please to announce our sale inventory is running low and the items are almost sold out (no thanks to Cygnus who has yet to return from the back room...)!

So I'm here to let you know Workshop Flora, Majokko Dorobo, and Cerynitian's Blessing are on their way out of our shop. Stop by La Victoire and take the remaining inventory off my paws today!!

29 Flynn's Booty Last ChanceEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flynn's Booty Last Chance - [NPC] Flynn Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:12 pm

Hey Gaians!

Tomorrow is the last chance to get your hands on my booty! I'm talking about my treasure chests containing up to 100,000,000 Gaia Gold, of course, and you can get them for only 99 GC. But hurry-- at 11:59pm PST September 30th I'm flying out!


Grab Some Booty

30 Flynn's Booty Last HoursEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flynn's Booty Last Hours - [NPC] Flynn Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:33 pm

Avast ye Gaians!

These are the final hours to get your hands on some premium booty! Tonight at 11:59pm PDT I'm shipping out! And I'm taking my 99 GCash chests of gold containing up to 100,000,000 gold with me!


Grab Some Booty

October Edit

02 Have you heard?Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Have you heard? - [NPC] President Diedrich Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:48 am

Good evening! Hello! I am Gaian President Diedrich.

Did you know that the government shut down today? Some people were arguing with some other people, and someone's elbow hit a switch and now they are all trapped in a dark room and cannot decide who should turn the lights back on. Luckily, I glow on command, so I can always write down my smart ideas, and I don't have to fondle any grubby light switches. This is why, in addition to my presidential duties, I decided to become the new Government.

Being President is tough. I have drafted many a powerful proposal to submit to Gaian Congress. Proposals for universal health care (free spayings for all, with no co-pay!). Proposals to end inflation and repair the economy (I'm not sure what an economy is but I assume it is like a balloon, meaning I only need to let out a little air and tie off the end). Only to have them all brutally rejected! "Sir, what is this? Are you crazy?" they cry. "Sir, why are you handing me all these sticky notes? This is a dry cleaners, do you have a ticket?" they protest. They rub their sweaty temples with their oily hands, so clearly distressed. Change frightens them. Nothing frightens me.

As the new Government, I will assume all the responsibilities that come with it. I will make sure we continue to keep the trees of our National Parks fenced in and guarded, so they cannot go on another ravenous murder spree like in the early 90's. I will get that baby panda back on Aekea's L33t Gamers, so he can continue to bewilder us with his impressive DPS. I will quickly restore the beloved GRS services, so all of your tax audits can continue uninterrupted, and my nice friend Ivan can come out of the bathroom already.

What is my plan to accomplish all of this? It is simple. I am Diedrich and I am incredible. I will accomplish it how I accomplish everything. Which is to consume as much carbonated barley, chocolate chips, and that yellow powder I found under the sink, as I am physically able, and wake up several days from now, still impossibly alive. And then, my dear friends. Then these problems will not seem so great.

Thank you for accepting me as President and Government! Please vote for me in all future elections! I will only cheat if it's possible to lose.

Good bye! Good bye. See you.

02 Dr. Singh's Animal Adventures - Let's talk about elk!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Dr. Singh's Animal Adventures - Let's talk about elk! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:15 pm

Hello Gaians!

Dr. Singh here, and I wanted to let you all know how excited I am that Fall is here. As a scientist and lover of nature, Fall brings many awesome opportunities for us to study great shifts in animal behavior. While some animals are preparing for hibernation during the winter, others are entering into their primary breeding season.

One of my favorite groups of mammals to study are those of the Cervidae or deer family. Did you know this fascinating group starts its annual breeding season in Fall? This year I had the pleasure of heading out into the field with some scientific colleagues of mine to witness this annual event (called rutting) and make field observations. Unfortunately, our time in the field was cut short when both myself and my colleagues were attacked by our very own Carl. We managed to escape up a tall tree, but it was a close call. Always remember Gaians, you definitely want to keep your distance from wild elk, especially during rutting season as aggressive behavior can run higher than normal.

For more details on what transpired and general information on elk, please check out my newly created Dr. Singh's Animal Adventures forum!

Join Us!

02 Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:31 pm

Hello, Gaians! It's me again. Oh and I guess Cygnus is here too. All the shopkeepers have been super busy these days sewing and putting the final touches on their Halloween costumes. Everyone is in an excited mood and dare I say you may even be seeing something REAL soon!

To kick off this dark month I've scavenged through some inventory boxes and found a surplus of Dark Heart 2nd. Gen and Puppeeter!


Want to get in the holiday Spirit? We're going to be selling them from now until October 3, 4:00pm PST. Come take them off my paws.

03 Smashblox is back!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Smashblox is back! - [NPC] Rufus the Cat Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:46 pm

Smashblox is back and ready for prime time! We’ve been at work fixing the game and we’re pleased to say it is now better and able to accommodate increased numbers of players. By the way, we truly appreciated your patience with us as we worked through technological issues with the game. Tournaments are also alive and kicking in Smashblox and to help get the word out again, we want to announce a new Prize Pool for October!


Anyone entering a paid tournament between October 3 and October 6 that emerges as a winner is automatically entered into a drawing for your choice of Mini Angel Wings or Mini Nitemare Wings!! One winner per day across the four days will be chosen. For all eligibility and contest information see Contest FAQs.

Smashblox!! Smash to your heart’s delight! PLAY NOW!”

Play Now!

03 Cash Shop Update: Rosamund's Devotion!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Rosamund's Devotion! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:23 pm

Hello, Gaians! Jet and Cygnus checkin' in, still being awesome. You know, as usual. But what you might not know is that Cygnus here is kind of a softie. He's got a romantic streak in him the size of a spiral galaxy, and he's an absolute sucker for a story filled with tragic, passionate love. The big lug was so moved by the tale of Rosamund and Ciel that he hid in his room for a couple of hours, and when he came out he had this sparkly new recolor with him! He mumbled something about being inspired by "devotion" and "true love" or whatever -- I kinda stopped listening, 'cause I was too busy admiring his handiwork! Anyway, we're calling it Rosamund's Devotion. Check it out!

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Pretty swanky, huh? You oughta look at it in person at La Victoire! The big guy ain't good for much, but his craftsmanship is pretty impressive. We'll see you there!

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03 Halloweentown Bash InvitationEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Halloweentown Bash Invitation - [NPC] Jack Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:37 pm

Greetingsssss, my pretty little puppetssss. Halloween is fast approaching, and once again it falls to me to provide the most devilish, spine-chilling entertainment Gaia has ever seen. I plan to throw a massive Halloween bash in Halloweentown, and I’m inviting everyone to come! Be sure to dress in your most terrifying finery: your ghoulish gowns, your spookiest suits, your most creepy costumes! I promise, the party will be terrifyingly terrific… Mwahahaha!

But to host a party of this size is no easy feat, and so I’m going to require your help, Gaianssss. It won’t be all trick and no treat, though -- those generous enough to provide me with aid will receive some eerily amazing prizessss!

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If you want to know more, be sure to come visit me at the page linked below. Be seeing you soon... Very, very ssssooon. MWAHAHAHAHA.

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04 Flynn's Booty is Back for 24 Hours!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flynn's Booty is Back for 24 Hours! - [NPC] Flynn Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:54 pm

Hey Gaians! So, I ran into a bit of a problem while I was trying to leave the planet. Mostly, I might have forgotten to refuel my ship. Look, it could happen to any space pirate, all right? Either way I'm stuck here while I try to locate some unobtonitrinitium-based gas, which is kind of rare. I got a guy, but he says he can't get here for another twenty-four hours. Looks like I'm gonna have to extend my Gaia vacation for a bit, and so that means that you'll be able to pick up more Flynn's Booty before I make space tracks! They're only gonna be in La Victoire until October 5th, 11:00 AM PST though, so you gotta be sure to pick 'em up fast!

Oh, and don't tell anyone about my refueling incident, okay? It'd kind of hurt the "ruthless captain of a pirate spacecraft" image I've been trying to cultivate.

Visit the Cash Shop!

04 EI Report: Emerald Dream, Haute Modena, and Firefly's Flame!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Emerald Dream, Haute Modena, and Firefly's Flame! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:02 pm

Good Friday, budding scientists! October is here at long last, and we here at the EI Labs have been indulging in our favorite autumnal traditions! Coffees flavored with pumpkin spice, watching the leaves change color, wearing coats and scarves, picking apples… Of course, we didn’t expect the apples to scream in pain when we plucked them! When I find the lab assistant who engineered them with tiny mouths I’ll be sure to give him quite a lecture, the lovable little scamp! But now it’s time for my other favorite fall tradition: the EI report! This week we’ve got evolutions from Emerald Dream, Haute Modena, and the incredible finale of Firefly’s Flame. I’m so excited to get started!

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Emerald Dream: The Dreamer and her friends are frozen in terror as the L’enfant Terrible stares at them expectantly. The terrifying witch takes a step forward, her hands reaching for the Dreamer, when Milo suddenly leaps from her arms. Much to the surprise of everyone, the heroic pooch barks furiously at L’Enfant Terrible. With a furious hiss, the witch recoils. “You and your silly little dog -- I’ll be back!” she warns, before disappearing in a swirl of silks and black smoke. The travelers stare at one another, stunned, as Milo happily trots back towards the Dreamer. She scoops him up into a ferociously grateful hug, and the group returns to walking along the Golden Road, albeit it somewhat shaken.

Remarkably, the foursome make it to the end of the Golden Road without further incident. Before them stands the breathtaking city of Emeraude, with its towering spires of brilliant green. The Dreamer and her friends make their way through the gates and ask for an audience with the wizard. After hours of waiting their names are finally called and they are led into a massive room, facing a strange man outfitted in a massive fur coat.

“I am the Showmaster, and I know why you have come.” he says, a cold smile spreading across his lips. “But first, I need you to do something for me.”

The Showmaster tasks the Dreamer, the Superficialist, the Connoisseur, and the Waif to kill L’enfant Terrible in her castle. Having no other choice, the four of them set out to face the witch and destroy her. As they travel through a desolate forest, the group suddenly find themselves choking on another cloud of black smoke. L’enfant Terrible appears before them, her eyes practically aglow with malice. With a terrifying shriek, she lunges for the Dreamer, her clawed hands outstretched and reaching for the girl’s throat. The Dreamer tumbles backwards and instinctively kicks a leg up -- and the heel of her fuschia slippers pierces into the heart of the witch. Much to everyone’s surprise, L’enfant Terrible crumbles into dust around them.

The Dreamer is too stunned to react until she feels Milo lick her hand. She releases a breath she didn’t even realize she was holding, and allows her companions to help her to her feet. The Dreamer and her friends then turn back to return to the city of Emeraude, eager to report their confusing success to the Showmaster.

Haute Modena: One day a new protégée model appeared. Her name was Elina, and Meilland instantly became infatuated with her beauty and grace. Etoile soon faded into a distant second in his mind, and Meilland was certain his heart now only belonged to Elina. However, his career seemed permanently tied to Etoile’s success -- everyone assumed they were the perfect couple! If the two separated it’d no doubt be a complete disaster for his career.

Firefly's Flame: All are cordially invited to the wedding of Princess Firefly of Radiant Forest and Prince Lightning Bug of Luminous Meadow. Firefly and Lightning were both in attendance at last month’s ball for the benefit of orphan larvae, where they found they were both drawn to each other. Upon much conversation, and a fair amount of gazing into each other’s eyes, they found that their views of rulership and social events were a perfect match. Princess Firefly proclaimed that the combined fire ignited in both of their hearts was the “Rarest Flame” she had sought. She would also like to note that she never told anyone that they would have to risk (or lose) their lives in this quest, and that obviously it wasn’t as hard as everyone was making it out to be, so there.


Incredible! Another victory for Evolving Item-related science! I’m sure you’re going to want to see these beauties up close, so I suggest heading over to La Victoire and giving them a spin! And don’t forget to vote in this week’s EI Poll! We’ll see you next week!

04 New '03 Recolors in Dernier Cri!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New '03 Recolors in Dernier Cri! - [NPC] Loyal Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:55 pm

Hello, Gaians. Work on my shop continues at a staggering pace—it's amazing how much more quickly one can accomplish things when one chooses to ignore safety recommendations—but we're not up and running just yet. Still, a creative spirit such as mine can't be expected to just sit idly by, can it? And so I've been hard at work, crafting spectacular new trinkets guaranteed to amaze and mystify you! I've been reading over your suggestions and responses, and I've developed new recolors that are sure to tickle you... Pink, that is.


I've conjured up some lovely new recolors of Angelic Miniwings, all of them perfectly pink for your delectation. I must admit, even I was surprised by the feverish support the color seems to encourage from the Gaian populace. It was so very popular I felt I had to create three separate recolors to truly satisfy your craving for the shade. I had assumed that you might have preferred a more... sophisticated hue. Gold, perhaps? Cream? Invisible? Well, no matter. What am I if not an artist eager to please his fervent patrons? These new recolors will be available for purchase in Dernier Cri, as well as my previous pieces.

Feel free to leave me more recommendations, Gaians. I'm quite eager to see what other incredible ideas you manage to come up with...

05 Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:00 pm

Phew! Lemme tell you guys, we've had a pretty busy week here. I decided that La Victoire could do with a little sprucing up—y'know, to make it more cat friendly—and it's just been exhausting watching Cygnus do all the labor! Installing scratching posts on the walls, catnip in the ceiling vents, feathers hanging off all the doorknobs. Hard work! Cygnus looks pretty beat, lemme tell ya, but I'm lovin' the renovations. But we've got even more good news too! Cygnus here found a hidden cache of Sainte Ciel 3rd gens, Pale Marionettes, and Monster Styles while he was crawling around in the air ducts. Check it out!


Ain't they beautiful? If you wanna snatch up one of these shiny little pretties, come visit La Victoire! They're only gonna be on sale from October 5 11:00 AM PST until October 7th 11:00 AM PST. So be sure to swing on by! I'll even let you use one of my fancy new scratching posts.

06 Last Chance to grab Return to Valefor!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Last Chance to grab Return to Valefor! - [NPC] Ivan Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:51 pm

As with the end of every school year, graduation looms before us. We laughed, we cried, we made everlasting friendships, we became captain of the Chess and Star Trek Fan Clubs, we got stuffed into our lockers repeatedly by the class jocks... So many fond, incredibly bittersweet memories. But before we take that long walk to receive an ultimately useless piece of paper, there's still a few more days to spare! Return to Valefor hasn't left La Victoire just yet, so if you're interested in getting it to sign your yearbook now's your chance! But just remember, the CI leaves the shop Tuesday, October 8, so you've only got a few more days to ask it to prom! Who knows? If you manage to impress, you stand a chance of winning a new rare item, Cash Shop favorite, or one of these gorgeous new exclusives:


Oh god, events like these always make me sniffle! Parting is such sweet, sweet sorrow. Be sure to visit the Cash Shop to say a proper goodbye to September's CI! XOXO! K.I.T!

Grab One Now!

07 Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:03 pm

Greetings, boys and girls! It's the start of a new week here, and we here at La Victoire have our respective noses to the grindstones. I've had Cygnus working hard all morning dusting shelves, sweeping floors, and brewing me some coffee. What have I been up to? The important work of sleeping, of course! Look, we kitten stars need at least twenty-two and a half of your Earth hours of sweet, uninterrupted nap time in order to maintain our smooth, shiny coat. Besides, Cygnus doesn't mind the work! I mean, he hasn't complained yet. 'Course the big guy doesn't exactly talk much... Hm. Well, anyway! We've got some pretty sweet items to kick off the new week, and so we're holding a flash sale on Dice Bunny, House of Mirrors, and Wisteria 2nd Gen!


Man. Those items are so swank I'm tempted to just keep 'em for myself, but Cygnus kind of makes a face at me whenever I suggest we just hoard our inventory. Tell ya what: I'll put these beauties out until October 8, 2:00 PM PST and let you take some home before I decide to keep 'em all to myself. Come visit La Victoire and take these amazing temptations off my paws!

07 Halloween Bash - Security ConcernsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Halloween Bash - Security Concerns - [NPC] Jack Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:45 pm

Gaianssss, I have heard rumors that the Easter Bunny is up to no good and planning something. While he stands no chance against me, I will make sure he does not ruin my Halloweentown bash either. Security at the party will be increased using your gold donations, so keep that gold coming in. Remember, I will reward those who help make this party a blast by donating their hard earned gold...

Donate Now


If you happen to see the cowardly bunny in the forums before then, give him a message for me. Tell him I'll be waiting for him in Halloweentown on the night of my bash. That is, if he's not too busy hiding behind his foolish war on cute.

07 New in the Crystal Box: Hermann the Frog!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New in the Crystal Box: Hermann the Frog! - admin Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:15 pm

If you purchase $25 or more in Gaia Cash via Cash Card, credit card, or PayPal, we'll throw in an extra bonus: the Crystal Box! The Crystal Box contains an amazing of assortment of goodies, and we've just added one more! Say "ribbit" to the adorable Hermann the Frog!

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Hermann the Frog has two passions: exploring the greatest hattery shops Gaia has to offer, and singing cheerful showtunes with his friends! With his fetching little cap and beautiful baritone voice, Hermann wants nothing more than to sit on your shoulder and serenade you.


Isn't he an adorable little chap? Be sure to pick up some Gaia Cash today for the chance to make Hermann your very own, or any of the Crystal Box's other amazing prizes!

08 The seal is weakening on October's Advance Chance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The seal is weakening on October's Advance Chance! - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:53 am

Hello, Gaians. My efforts at cleansing my office continue unabated, but I do believe progress is being made. I’ve managed to scrub an entire corner of my office! I’ve even set up my computer there, so I’ve been able to get some real work done. Also, it seems like all the harsh, corrosive chemicals I’ve been using to sanitize my office have had an unexpected effect: the fumes have weakened the seal on this month’s Advance Chance! Oddly enough they’ve had no effect on me. I’ve been cleaning furiously, inhaling these fumes like an absolute champ, and I fine perfectly feel!

What will the next CI be? Nobody is quite sure, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the October Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.


Shop visit cash? Good times have! Exciting Chance Advance inside what? Head start! Down now I lie. Dizzy. Dear oh.

08 Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:02 pm

Hello again Gaians! Jet here with another spectacular sale!

Today only we’ve got Princess Chimes and her melodic bells, Wendy’s Care with its charming bow and beautiful dress, and Compass of Seidh with its many colors and poses!


Get it fast! These items will leave the shop tomorrow: Wednesday, October 9 at 1pm PST!

08 New REI: MonstrosityEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New REI: Monstrosity - [NPC] Dr. Singh Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:50 pm

You know, Gaians, I think science is kind of a misunderstood field. “Mad scientist” and “horrifying, unholy abomination” and “oh god, we’re all gonna die” are phrases I feel I hear far too often at the EI Labs. That’s the sort of defeatist attitude that I simply can’t tolerate! What’s the point of experimenting if you’re not going to break a few ethical and moral codes in the process? You gotta crack a few eggs to make an omelette, and you have to expose a few interns to unknown chemicals without their permission (or knowledge) to have scientific progress! That’s why this new REI is so near and dear to my heart. Monstrosity is all about the science, friends. And that’s what’s most important!

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Monstrosity: Police find the apartment abandoned, coated with the dust of several months, its tenant vanished. Among the clutter and strewn papers they discover the journal, many pages missing or shredded, the only clue to the whereabouts of its author. On the inside cover, faint and smudged, it reads, "This journal shall serve as documentation for my theories, experiments, and discoveries, which will push the boundaries of modern science, and shake the foundations of human understanding."

Written beneath was a name, but it has been scratched out.

The journal continues…


Wow! I absolutely can’t wait to see how this all turns out. This guy sounds like a man after my own heart! So if you wanna see this fascinating new experiment up close, check it out at La Victoire. I’ll still be here, postulating and hypothesizing in the meantime!

To celebrate this amazing new REI, we’ve included this rather cryptic illustration for you to enjoy. Click the image for an even larger, more unsettling version...

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09 Explore a terrifying tower with Midnight Citadel!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Explore a terrifying tower with Midnight Citadel! - [NPC] Ivan Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:31 pm

Please excuse my yawning, Gaians. Normally I would be more excited about the arrival of this month’s CI, but I’ve been sleeping absolutely terribly lately! Nightmares have plagued me every time I placed my cheek to a cool pillow—I’ve barely slept a wink! This is extremely alarming news, as my weekly wink budget is soon going to reach a surplus of simply disastrous proportions. That calamity aside, I’m unsure of what else to do. I’ve been told to face my fears, but that seems a bit more confrontational than I feel truly comfortable with. Can you help me, Gaians? Will you face my fears for me? Oh, excellent! All right, here’s a list of things that absolutely scare the bajeezus out of me: snakes, airplanes, snakes on airplanes, roller discos, poorly filed tax returns, and continental drift. Oh! And also gigantic, towering fortresses filled with monsters and traps and—I need to stop before I give myself another anxiety attack. Please, Gaians! Climb the Midnight Citadel and save a poor sleepy accountant from another long night of tossing and turning! You might even score a Cash Shop favorite, a valuable rare item, or one of these titillating new exclusives in exchange for your heroism:

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Well then, that’s settled. You’ll brave my darkest fears for me, won’t you? Pick up a Midnight Citadel from the Cash Shop now, or grab a bundle of nine to defeat even more nightmares! In the meantime I’m going to be huddled in this corner here, quietly sobbing into Mr. Bibbles’ fur and sucking my thumb. Excuse me.

Brave the Midnight Citadel!

09 Site maintanenance (10/09) 21:00 - 02:00Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Site maintanenance (10/09) 21:00 - 02:00 - Narumi Misuhara Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:12 pm

Scheduled Site Maintenance

The site will be brought down for maintenance tonight at 21:00 to 02:00 hours PDT. Our operations team will be doing needed work in our data center. During this time you can expect Gaia Online to be completely unavailable.

The first thirty minutes or so after the site comes back online you may experience minor glitching and site errors as things stabilize. After that, any additional issues should be posted about in the Bug Reports and Technical Support forum so we can fix any remaining outstanding issues affected by the work.

Sorry for the inconvenience, we'll try to get the work done as quickly as possble!

Thanks,

-Gaia Online Staff

11 Pumpkins aplenty in La Victoire and Barton Boutique!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Pumpkins aplenty in La Victoire and Barton Boutique! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:09 pm

Salutations and—BOO!! I totally spooked you guys, right? C'mon, don't lie. You were so scared I totally saw your tail poof out! But hey, it's October, the month of specters and spooks, candy and costumes, and (my personal favorite) pumpkins! Lookit these happy suckers! You ever see anything as cheerful as a grinning pumpkin? Their heads are even on fire and they're totally cool with it! Jack o' lanterns are just the most awesome thing ever, which is why were holding a flash sale on 'em in La Victoire!


That's right! We've got Astra-62: Jack o' Lantern and Astra-63: Jack o' Lantern Patch both up for sale! But I gotta be honest, I got something of a craving for pumpkin pie. So you gotta pick these bad boys up before I decide to make Cygnus bake 'em all up into delicious treats! I figure I'm gonna be pretty hungry by the end of the weekend, so these animated items will be on sale until October 13, 11:59 PST.

But man, that's not even all! I love jack o' lanterns so dang much that I was talking to Ian about it, and he came up with a totally awesome idea. Y'know that "Jack" pumpkin the Gaian populace has been talkin' about? Well, we've had Cygnus working 24/7 carvin' up some of those awesome buggers, and we're ready to sell 'em to you! Ian's gonna be stocking 'em at his shop Barton Boutique, and since we had Cygnus make so many they're gonna be there quite a while.

So if you're like me and you're pumpkin crazy, you're definitely gonna want all three to complete the look! See you in La Victoire, and Ian'll see you at Barton Boutique!

Visit La Victoire!

Visit Barton Boutique!

11 EI Report: Monstrosity, Haute Modena, and Aria Dannata!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Monstrosity, Haute Modena, and Aria Dannata! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:51 pm

Hello, Gaians, and a very happy Friday to you all! We here at the EI Labs are celebrating our favorite day of the week with a little party! As head of the Labs it’s up to me to play the perfect host, and I think I’ve done an excellent job. I’ve set out pizza, brownies, little festive hats, and punch that I made especially for the little shindig. But I’m never one to let an opportunity for SCIENCE pass me by, so I’ve dosed all the food with a variety of highly volatile medicines we’re currently testing, and I’ll be studying the reactions of all the party-goers as the night goes on! Haha! Kidding! It’s all normal food and drink that I definitely haven’t tampered with in any shape or form! At least, that’s what I wrote on the poster. Anyway! This week we’re celebrating the evolutions of Monstrosity, Haute Modena, and Aria Dannata, so let’s take a closer look!

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Monstrosity: Many of the journal's early pages are gone or illegible, ink washed out with strong chemicals, pages pasted together with dried blood. At last, far along in the book, a set of pages has been preserved, some lines and words laboriously blacked out. It begins…

"Today I have made a grand breakthrough. My research into ██████████ has revealed a key process which has not yet been tested. I have kept it carefully hidden from my colleagues at ██████ ███████, and have decided to set up research in my own attic. Some of the methods I will have to employ are of questionable moral implication, but necessary, if I am to be successful.

"Perhaps if I had pursued medicine over medical research, if I were less of a scientist, I would not have the stomach to do what is required. But as a man of science, given the opportunity to know the unknowable... I am resolved."

Haute Modena: Meilland had to have Elina at any cost! During a private rehearsal on the runway with Etoile, Meilland walked side by side next to his beautiful wife. At the edge of the runway, Meilland leaned over Etoile and whispered gently into her ear, “I always get what I want, sweetheart. But you’re in my way.” Smirking, Meilland gave Etoile a rough shove that sent her tumbling off the runway. Her head cracked against the floor with a sickening thud, her body limp and twisted. It was over: Etoile’s neck had snapped, and she had died instantly. Meilland claimed that it was an unfortunate accident during rehearsal and played the part of the bereft husband perfectly. The public mourned, but no one even remotely suspected foul play. Thinking he was in the clear, Meilland decided enough time had passed and he returned to work -- this time as Elina’s manager. Things seemed to be going well, until he started hearing voices during work… “Revenge! Revenge!” The voice was a haunting wail, and Meilland instantly screamed in terror in the dressing room. Elina ran in to comfort him, thinking he was overcome with grief over having lost Etoile. After a few months, however, Meilland stopped hearing voices. He successfully managed to woo Elina and take her as his new business partner and lover, and things seemed to be proceeding as he had planned. Meilland was pleased that everything had worked out so perfectly.

Aria Dannata: A breaking point has been met as far as the Playwright’s sanity is concerned. She cannot return home, cannot go to the authorities, and her love, her poor, dear fiance has now been dead for over a month's time. The terror and anger is ebbing, replaced by a sense of emptiness and woe. She makes her way to a large cathedral near the theater. Walking the deserted rows of pews she feels a sense of calm settle over her. What is there to fear now? The play is almost ended, and only she knows the truth, the real ending of the story. Her eye is caught by the flickering of a single candle flame. As she approaches the flame changes and seems almost ghost-like. Before she can go any closer, however, a large burst of light blinds her. She steps back, raising an arm to her eyes to shield herself. The light is almost painful, and she can feel a distinct heat on her skin.

With the death of the Count’s kin and all close acquaintances his great estate rests in a state of limbo. His lawyer, a man plagued with greed, is working hard to manipulate the will and court to his favor. He takes it upon himself to explore the Count’s home at night, examining the riches that may soon be his. Still, the lawyer can’t help but feel somewhat uneasy. With so much death and tragedy surrounding the home, some have began to whisper that the house, along with the Count’s belongings, are cursed. Still, the call of the Count’s fortune is too strong to ignore. The lawyer decides to enjoy a glass of fine wine in one of the lower rooms where he’s lit a large fire for himself. The fire crackles as his eyes drift closed.

The lawyer awakes to an odd dripping sound. He opens his eyes to see a puddle on the floor before him and the distinct shape of wet footprints across the floor. All the candles have gone out, but the fire still burns happily. Suddenly, he hears the sound of a match being lit. The lawyer jumps in his skin, screaming into the darkness that silly parlor tricks won’t work on him. Slowly a figure comes into view. A pale blue flame halos a gloved hand. The figure, instead of being illuminated by the ghostly light, is shrouded in darkness. It moves closer and closer to the terrified man, raising the match to light a silver candelabra held in the figure’s adjacent hand. Drawing ever closer to the light of the fire, the lawyer can see pale feet soaked in water, thin legs, a slight build leading to the mangled mess of hair and the dead staring eyes of the Count’s late lover who had drowned himself weeks ago.

The Playwright jumps away from a loud explosion to her right. Suddenly she is surrounded by flames. The entire church---no, not the church, the opera house is ablaze. Not knowing how or why she is here she begins to rush away from the burning rafters, screaming in terror for her own life. She’s in the main hall, near the stage, near the place she had not been in so long, not since her love was lost here. She rushes towards the exit, frantic to free herself and grabs at the doorknob without a care. The hot metal burns her hands, but her fear forces her to pull, to get the doors open. She coughs and wheezes, banging on the door for help when she hears a cackle of laughter rise above the roar of the flames. She looks behind her and sees a tall figure standing there with a large candelabra. Somehow she feels a connection to the specter -- it’s not the lover from the play, looks nothing like the actor. The specter may be male, may be female, their hair is similar in color to hers, their face like a mirror all but for the sickening expression on their face. There is no terror there, never was, only humor and violence. She can no longer stand to stare at them, and ripping her gaze away she gives the door a sudden push with all her might. The door gives finally, and she spills out into the street, gasping and coughing as the Opera burns to dust behind her. The faint sound of laughter rises from the smoke and billowing flame.


Wasn’t that great, science fans? But unfortunately, I have to run! The party is about to start and -- oh, I’m really, really looking forward to it. Especially seeing that intern Donny stuff himself full of “Dr. Singh’s Speciality” pizza. I can’t wait to see that smug, smug smile wiped off his face… Well then! If you’d like to see these beautiful evolutions up close, be sure to visit La Victoire and give them a good once-over! And don’t forget to vote in the Weekly EI Poll! See you all next Friday!

12 Sale in La Victoire: Rosamund's Bundle!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Sale in La Victoire: Rosamund's Bundle! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:29 pm

Greetings and hello! Jet here, taking a break from my super important schedule of managing La Victoire and shedding all over the furniture to talk to you guys. So, here’s the thing: Cygnus was so into the story of Princess Rosamund and Ciel that he kind of made sad faces at me until I agreed to do a sale featuring more Rosamund items. I held out for a bit, mostly because Cygnus is really easy to ignore on account of the fact that he doesn’t talk much, but eventually he won me over and, well… here we are. I’ve let Cygnus put together this Rosamund’s Bundle, so let’s both see what’s in it, shall we?

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Dang! That is some pretty sweet stuff, admittedly. Say what you will about Cygnus, but the guy’s got good taste. So if you’d like to purchase a bundle full of Rosamund’s Revenge and Rosamund’s Redemption, swing by La Victoire and purchase a Rosamund’s Bundle! We’re only gonna have these babies on sale until October 13th 11:59 PST though, so you gotta act fast before Cygnus decides to hoard them all to himself.

Check out Rosamund's Bundle!

13 Sale in La Victoire: Rosamund's Bouquet Bundle!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Sale in La Victoire: Rosamund's Bouquet Bundle! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:34 pm

Man! It’s been a crazy flurry of activity here in La Victoire. I gotta say, I’ve never seen Cygnus so hyped up about something! Dude has been working extra hard to make sure the shop looks good for all the Rosamund Bundles we’ve been selling. It’s kinda sweet, you know? If I had the ability to be moved rather than mildly irritated, I might actually be impressed! But instead I’m gonna one-up that sappy sucker with something even bigger and better than the bundle he made! I’m calling it Rosamund’s Bouquet Bundle and it’s pretty much the greatest thing ever.

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Bam! Blammo! Check that out! Cygnus is gonna be so jealous I put this baby together. That’s right, it’s got Rosamund’s Revenge, Rosamund’s Redemption, Rosamund’s Devotion, and SDPlus #365 Princess Rosamund. Pretty impressive, huh? I can’t wait to see Cygnus’ reaction! And don’t forget that you can pick up this sweet, better-than-anything-Cygnus-ever-made bundle until October 13th, 11:59 PST. That’s right, I’m putting it head to head with Cygnus’ admittedly pretty awesome Rosamund’s Bundle. We’ll see who comes out on top!

Pick up Rosamund's Bouquet Bundle!

14 Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:05 pm

It's Monday, Gaians! Normally most people would be pretty grumpy about the fact that they have to return to school or work, but not me! That's because I like to turn Monday into "Funday", a special holiday that I celebrate by drinking about twenty chocolate malted milkshakes and hiding various articles of Cygnus' clothing around the shop. Drives him absolutely, hilariously crazy! I've also decided to hold a little flash sale in honor of Funday, so that you guys can join in the festivities. That's right, we're going to be stocking Akihabara Nobody and Astra-16: Charcoal Curiosity right here in La Victoire! Check these awesome puppies out:


These classy duds are only going to be in La Victoire until tomorrow, though, 'cause Funday tends to end when Tuesday begins. So pick 'em up fast! And while you're at it, keep an eye on the Cash Shop. Who knows what else we might be stocking? You might even get lucky...

15 Flynn's Booty is back for 12 Hours!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flynn's Booty is back for 12 Hours! - [NPC] Flynn Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:54 pm

Hey Gaians!

Flynn here and I'm back with more space booty! I'll only be in port for about 12 hours to unload, then I'm off under the cover of darkness. Get my booty while it lasts, because at 11:59 PDT I'm shipping out! You can win between 50,000 and 100,000,000 Gaia Gold for only 99 GC.And, for the first time ever in La Victoire, get your hands on my chests of gold, where the payout is twice as nice!

Grab Some Booty

15 October's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement October's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:27 pm

Wait, it really is the 15th today? I thought it was just a wonderful fever dream! Eeeee~!

October's collectibles depict both a murderer's grisly toolkit and a ghoulish damsel wailing to you from beyond the grave.

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Mournful Wail - Not the sort of thing you want to hear while roaming the forest or the cold halls of a spooky castle! She may appear to be a distressed damsel, all billowing nightgown and touseled hair, but if you listen long to her maddening cries, her weeping black eyes, ghoulish skin, and mouth full of sharp teeth will reveal her true nature—a spirit from beyond the grave intent on devouring your soul.

Ghastly Instruments - These tools belong to an infamous murderer whose mysterious legacy of bloodshed has never been solved. Dressed in blood-spattered garments of a bygone era, he stalks dark alleyways in search of helpless victims and their vital organs. By the time you see his cleaver glimmering in the moonlight, it'll be too late.

16 Score some delectable new items with Sweet Treats!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Score some delectable new items with Sweet Treats! - [NPC] Ivan Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:12 pm

Hello, Gaians. I'm afraid I have a rather difficult confession to make to you today. You see, I am not only Ivan, the mild-mannered accountant, I am also... Ivan, the candy fanatic. I know, I know! Someone as stalwart and responsible as I am should subsist solely on a diet of unflavored shredded wheat and lightly toasted wood shavings, but I'm afraid I can no longer claim "resistance to sugary hedonism" as one of my many virtues. Up until recently my pantry had been a barren wasteland, with naught but a few cans of old chicken broth and cat food for Mr. Bibbles, but now? Now? It's a veritable treasure trove of treats, filled with tantalizingly tasty temptations that torment and taunt me! The candy floss, the gummy bears, the little chocolate things filled with peanut butter that take forever to unwrap and the chocolate gets all over your fingers because it's always melted but it's still so incredibly delicious! Oh, my shame! My sweet, sweet shame!

Do you want to know the true source of my addiction, Gaians? The Sweet Treats bag.

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Don't let its shiny exterior and disarmingly festive ribbons fool you! Within its plastic confines is a deliciousness so addictive you won't be able to control yourself. The siren's call of candy will lure you in, like a shiny mountain made of gold only the gold is just foil wrapped around bars of chocolate, and soon you'll end up like me: hopelessly, helplessly, wonderfully addicted to all of its amazing goodies. An obsessive like me even indulges in the incredible sugary bliss of the bundle pack, a must have for any true candy connoisseur. The Sweet Treat bag is both a curse and a blessing, friends. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to make a dentist appointment. Or twelve.

Grab a bag of Sweet Treats!

16 Gaia Online Company UpdateEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Online Company Update - admin Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:43 pm

Hello everyone! In response to concerns that have been voiced in forums over the past couple months, we feel it’s important to provide some details around how we are managing the site and business. We will strive to provide clear communication about what is rolling out on Gaia in terms of features and policies. Watch this space, as our plan will be to issue periodic communications of this sort every two months.

State of the Business

Like any business does, over the years Gaia has experienced its own peaks and valleys. We want to communicate to you, our loyal supporters, that we are in a better place now than a few short months ago. Because of the activity and transactions on the site, we’re able to roll out new features, events and new items, many of which are detailed below. We enjoy working to provide a robust and engaging website full of activities and items that enhance people’s lives. Our future will always be dependent on the financial support from the active loyal Gaian base and new community members, so maintaining a healthy dialogue and receiving your feedback on new features and items is crucial to providing the service that you’ve come to enjoy.


Still free… a Community Swimming Pool…with a Snack Bar.

It does take money to operate a community. Our goal is to grow and provide value to our shareholders, as well as a good user experience for our customers and a great workplace for our employees. Like any online community, we have expenses associated with running the platform – servers, hosting fees, and network operations costs. So, the money that Gaia does bring in on the sale of items is a fundamentally necessary thing.

For folks out there who choose not to fund their accounts with Gaia Cash by spending real money – that is fine too. Nothing’s changed about us offering a free-to-join, free-to-play experience. There are and continue to be no cost mini-events and free-to-enter games, tournaments, forums and other experiences. And a lot of the things you see on our site now, while annoying to some, help keep Gaia healthy and free for all.

Briefly, here’s a recap of some of the things we’ve done recently and some sneak peeks at upcoming events:

• Recolors. We recognized that big portions of the Gaia community enjoy different color variations of popular items, so we released those recolors and made them available for Gaia Gold.
• Gold Shop updates
• Towns 2 Update, which featured updated graphics and avatar enhancement for better movement
• Holiday and seasonal events, including our St. Patrick’s Day and Summer Event
• Mini-events, including the current Carl the Elk event
• Halloween 2013. This promises to be the biggest Halloween event yet! We have a massive interactive game in store for you, and a bunch of fun activities and games along the way to get you in a spooky mood leading up to Halloween.
• Working on more games, a Loyalty Shop and other features which we’ll be announcing soon!


Keeping it Real

Finally, it should be said that we absolutely do care about the overall experience of Gaians on a deeply personal level. There are staff members - from engineers, to artists, to Community and Customer Service, to QA - who go above and beyond their call of duty by spending time after work hours researching account issues, monitoring forums and working to help answer questions from the community. Gaia also has a customer service and safety telephone line that is staffed 24x7. With that in mind, we feel it is right to point out here – as we do periodically – that inappropriate, defamatory, or abusive personal attacks on other Gaians and Gaia employees will not be tolerated, --doing so will be grounds for accounts being banned. There have been nasty things written about other people – including release of personally identifiable information, senseless name calling, and we want that to end. We respect when members want to voice their opinions, dissenting or otherwise-- praise or constructive criticism. We just ask that you keep it civil.

Ultimately, it’s your choice where to spend your time and money online. We recognize there are a variety of community, forum and ecommerce options that exist. We all have one collective goal and that’s to keep a site where Gaians enjoy interacting with other community members, and the exchange of items and information, so we’ll strive to keep this mission front and center to what we do.

Over the years, Ask the Admin (ATA) has been a forum where staff has fielded questions and concerns from the Gaian community. Because of the volume of questions/posts, we just haven’t been able to answer all questions. In fact, due to the sheer bandwidth of our staff and resources, we haven’t even come close to being able to individually address all the concerns that come our way. So we are re-evaluating the way we manage communications to come up with more effective ways to accomplish this. As a result ATA as it is now will be discontinued and a better solution put in place soon. In the meantime, please send your questions to usertalk@gaiaonline.com. And, check this space periodically for updates as we intend to keep an open dialogue and communicate more detailed answers about topics of interest and upcoming site features.

Regards,

Narumi Misuhara, Lanzer, siskataya, Zero Omega, milkbun, Princess Angelishia, Sandokiri, Mishiri, Jak Bauer, Uncle Kenny,CodeMonkey37179, gem2niki, pyawakit, reapersun, ethe, Ubermegatron, oxydizer, cantceemee, na1995, starzXnight, myers9s123, Asaphira Sachi, baby D_2211, Kailani Sedai, tahoerelay, carbonphyber, Finni, Miori

17 Company message to all GaiansEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Company message to all Gaians - lanzer Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:26 am

Dear Gaians,

In the recent few months you've seen a lot of new changes on Gaia, from new stores, new items, to new sales and new features. We've been listening to a lot of your feedback about things that you like, and in other cases, things that you really don't want to see. It's never easy to see anyone upset, as the whole goal of us creating Gaia was to let Gaians have fun and enjoy their stay here. I just want to take a moment to share with you some responses regarding a few key issues, and share with you some of our plans moving forward.

Gaia started from a site that didn't charge for any items, to a year later where we accepted donations because Gaians offered to support us as a website. Throughout the years our business focus had shifted, and today our offer on paid items or features are different than what it used to be, and I know that it made many feel uncomfortable, or to question why we're doing all this. Put simply, we are a business and our job is to ensure that Gaia as a company is healthy that continues to grow. The revenue we bring in goes to pay for the engineers, the artists, the servers, the bandwidth, and the rent that are all necessary costs to run Gaia. The financial support we receive from those of you who fund your accounts through Gaia Cash allows us to bring more features and items to the site.

At the same time, our team tries really hard to make sure that all our core features remain to be free. All community features, the tens of thousands of gold shop items, every Gaia event with its event items, Towns, mini games, guilds, and other mini events plus story lines are all free for you as a Gaian. We continue to try hard to give out more and more free things, free features, but that does require resources, and we're lucky that there are many Gaians who are willing to help us with that cause. Between site maintenance, flash features, events, and games, our team works tirelessly to bring more fun to the site. The more funding support we receive from you, the more we can build.

A lot of what we do really comes down to our goal for wanting to build more for the site. I know that a lot of what we did in the past had gained support from you, while other features had raised doubts and criticisms for many. We try our best to move forward and I know we cannot do every single thing that makes everyone happy. And for the reasons stated previously, there will be more features and items to drive funding support for our site, and it’s something we have to do. What I do promise is that we will continue to address the core concern for many of you who wish to be rewarded for participating in the Gaia community. From different ways to earn items, to other types of rewards and prizes, we will continue to make more features that will levitate the concerns over the economy, marketplace, and rarity of items. It's going to involve many events and updates for us to balance things out, but we've never stop thinking about how to address your concerns, and we're always listening.

-Lanzer

17 Sale in La Victoire: Nitemare Mini Wings!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Sale in La Victoire: Nitemare Mini Wings! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:47 pm

Good morning, Gaians! Normally I'm not up this early, since I'm rarely awake before noon. Or after noon. Or in the evening. Okay, truth is I'm rarely awake, period. But I was so excited about today's sale that I set a special alarm, just so I'd be up to tell you all about it! That's right, we've got Nitemare Mini Wings on sale here at La Victoire! Check out these bad boys!


Pretty fancy, huh? Don’t really match my coat, personally, but I think they’re super nice. So come pick ‘em up at La Victoire! They’ll only be on sale until 11:59 PM PST tonight so you gotta act fast! All right, time to hand the shop over to Cygnus. I'm-a be over on that windowsill there, napping for the next eighteen and a half hours. See you when I wake up!

17 Halloween Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Halloween Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:48 pm

A very spooky greetings, Gaians! It is I, Count Jetcula, with my humble helper Cygor! OooooOooooOoo! We're totally terrifying and eerie aliens from the planet Nine with cyborg brains and a taste for delicious human flesh! We're gonna dig up your corpses and stitch 'em into spooky ghost monsters! Be afraid! Be very afraid!

Okay, now stop being afraid. Stoppit. I was only messin' around! Come back here, I wanna show you a little treat to go with that totally mega awesome trick I just pulled! We're gonna be having a Halloween-themed sale here at La Victoire, and it's shaping up to be eerily awesome. We've got an array of totally wicked wings, recolors, and tons more! Check 'em out!


It's creepy how amazing they are, right? But the real scary thing is that this sale is only going on until October 21, 11:59 PM PST! So make sure you look at the schedule below and find out when your favorite item is gonna be on sale, otherwise you might miss it! And that's a prank I wouldn't wanna pull on anyone! See you at La Victoire!

Check out our Spooky Sale!

18 EI Report: Monstrosity and Haute Modena!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Monstrosity and Haute Modena! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:52 pm

Friday is here, and this week has been an absolute landmark in the world of safety in science! We managed to only have fifteen minor explosions in the Labs, only nine of which were unplanned. I’d like to personally thank Donny the Intern for all his hard work in promoting safety here at the Evolving Item Labs, and wish him tons of luck in his newly assigned position as the only intern on the Experimental Methods to Increase Intern Efficiency and Subservience team! Good luck there, buddy. Anyway, this week has also seen amazing progress in the world of Evolving Items! Monstrosity is continuing to impress me with its totally ethical approach to science, and Haute Modena has reached its stunning conclusion!

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Monstrosity: A large section of the journal is blacked out. Scribbles and bits of text to the sides reveal it may have been a set of equations and schematics. The next entry is dated several weeks after.

"At last, I have my equipment running, ██████████ ████ ████████ and the subject of my experiment is ready. ████████████████ ████████ ████ ██ █████ ████████. ██ ████ █████ and collecting the components proved to be the most difficult; the ████████ assembly itself was straightforward, even enjoyable in a strange way. I suppose it is improper to admit so in my documentation, but I trust that those of you who have read this far are like-minded scientists, and you can understand the pleasure of seeing through a grand idea.

And such a grand idea! Such a miracle I will perform, in only a few short days, a miracle on par with the work of God himself! Mankind will rejoice when this discovery is known, when this, the greatest enemy of man, is defeated, and soon all worship will be turned to science and knowledge and truth! Oh imagine, the day in history when death itself was no more...

Ah, but I get ahead of myself... First, yes first, the experiment must succeed. It, HE, must awaken."

Haute Modena: The fashion world had been absolutely abuzz with excitement over the upcoming runway show. Not only was it to feature the most incredible haute couture of the season, but the models walking the runway were simply the best in the world! Meilland was hardly surprised that his darling Elina was chosen to be among the select few. On the day of the fashion show, Meilland took his coveted front row seat at the side of the runway and watched as Elina appeared from behind the scrim. The beautiful model gracefully wafted past him as Meilland stared, smug in his newfound success, when Elina suddenly froze at the end of the runway. A chill crawled up his spine as the sweet scent of burgundy roses drifted in the air. His eyes widened as he realized that walking towards Elina was none other than Etoile. Everyone stared in awe as she calmly made her way down the runway, the audience seemingly entranced by her beauty. A jealous sneer crossed Elina’s face as Etoile moved to stand beside her, and Meilland could take no more.

“No! I killed you!” he screamed, enraged. Etoile simply smiled as she took a step back, her back to the edge of the runway, and fell. Her head struck the ground with a thud identical to the first time Meilland had pushed her. Panting and shivering, Meilland suddenly realized he was no longer in his chair -- rather, he was standing above Etoile’s crumpled body. Only it wasn’t Etoile anymore: his beautiful Elina now laid at his feet, broken and bleeding and utterly lifeless. The audience was screaming, everyone was in a panic. “You pushed her! You pushed them both!” Meilland heard someone yell. And at that moment, Meilland felt a chill flow out of his body, the familiar perfume of roses slowly starting to fade. All he heard was Etoile’s laugh, sweet and yet somehow mocking, ringing in his ears.


Wasn’t that spectacular, kids? It’s sad to see Haute Modena go, but I think that finale was totally worth it. And who knows what next week will bring? I certainly won’t until I get that stupid time machine up and running. But nevertheless, be sure to take a good look at all these beauties over at La Victoire, and don’t forget to vote in this week’s EI Poll! See you next Friday!

20 Support your team with new Halloween sets!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Support your team with new Halloween sets! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:50 pm

Evenin', ladies and gents! Y'know, I've been hearing rumblings about this crazy conflict about to happen here on Gaia. Somethin' about "epic battles" and guys with pumpkin brains and robot rabbits whacking on each other? I don't know, I don't read the papers and I try to keep my head down with this kind of stuff. The one time I accidentally got involved in galactic politics it led to this huge mess, with this empire making this big star of death thing and blowing up planets and then these rebels got all upset and there were clones and droids and -- look, it was just a huge, messy war in the stars, and I ain't dealin' with that kind of funny business anymore. So you guys are welcome to fight for your right to party, or blow things up, or whatever, but I'm gonna stay out of it.

Except then Cygnus found these pretty fashionable outfits in our basement, and curse my need to be trendy! Look at how cool these things are!

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Show your unwavering support for the Easter Bunny with the Follower of Easter Bunny set! With this ensemble you'll no doubt be able to defeat your enemies in a single, cybernetically-enhanced bound! Includes a hood, tactical garment, goggles, wigs, and gatling gun.


Let everyone see your unflagging loyalty to Jack with the Follower of Jack set! Decked out in this spooky garb, you'll be able to literally terrify your opponents into submission! Includes claw scarf, pants, tattered top, shoes, wig, and pupiless eyes.


Pretty slick, right? Fancy duds like these don't turn up in basements every day! So I'm gonna be selling these awesome sets here in La Victoire until October 31st. But don't take that as an endorsement of either side! I'm as neutral as Switzerland here. Still, they're a pretty awesome way to show your support for your chosen team. Try 'em on for size at La Victoire!

Visit La Victoire!

21 Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:39 pm

Happy Monday, Gaians! I tried this new thing today to celebrate the start of the new week! It's called coffee! It makes me shout A LOT! I'm a big fan! I drank about seven cups! I'm LITERALLY vibrating in place! Cygnus already tried to stuff me in a closet twice to shut me up but I got out! Hey, Cygnus, I know you're reading this and GUESS WHAT! I'M ALREADY PLANNING AN AWESOME REVENGE! I'm gonna make sure this shop is STUFFED FULL OF PEOPLE so you have TONS OF WORK and that's what you get for trying to lock me in a closet! Hey, everyone! We're gonna be having an super amazing sale in La Victoire! We've stocked up on DJ Studio Headphones and Nitemare Scarves, check 'em out!


THEY'RE SO BEAUTIFUL! I'd say they're almost as awesome as ME and my amazing PLAN OF VENGEANCE. You know what?! I'M GONNA UP THE ANTE. Trick of Treat Tote: 6th Gen just found its way on to the shelves! BABOOM, CYGNUS. Start stocking, buddy! THE PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWER OF THE COFFEE BEAN FLOWS THROUGH ME and whoa okay now I'm starting to feel a bit woozy. Uh. We're only gonna be sellin' these fancy accessories until tomorrow so come pick 'em up fast, because they'll be gone before you know it. Also, please bring coffee. Cygnus threw the coffee maker out the window. Why does everything suddenly seem to be moving so slow? I need to lie down.

21 Breaking H2K13 News: Easter Bunny declares war on Jack!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Breaking H2K13 News: Easter Bunny declares war on Jack! - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:22 am

Cindy Donovinh here, reporting some late breaking news to the Gaia community. According to multiple sources, in an alarming turn of events during the annual Gaia Halloween festivities, the Easter Bunny has declared all out war on Jack and his followers.

Witnesses say that last evening, Gaia's once docile and loveable lagomorph started a fight with Jack and is calling for all of his supporters to side with him to take down the trickster Jack. Not one to be bested by a bunny, Jack has answered the call and has vowed that with the support of his own followers, the Easter Bunny will be silenced..possibly forever. Yikes!

As tragic as this situation is, I feel it is my duty as a journalist to inform you that both combatants have established home bases for the fight and there is now an established battle arena specifically for dueling. Moreover, this reporter has heard from reliable sources that all Gaians are actively being recruited by both Jack and the Easter Bunny to join their sides in a massive battle royale to determine the fate of holidays. Really folks, can there ever truly be a winner in such a horrible conflict? This reporter thinks not. If you are so inclined to join the fray, you may do so, but I am compelled to tell you that you might end up covered in pumpkin or rabbit bits or both.

For Gaia 9 Action news, this is Cindy Donovinh, reporting live.

(Live Update: This just in - A source has just confirmed that the Battle System will be a permanent fixture on Gaia from now on. While the war between Jack and Easter Bunny may eventually come to an end (we can only hope), the ability to battle will be here to stay and used in a variety of ways. Oh my, looks like we'll all be battling from here on out. Has nobody thought of the kittens? This reporter can only shake her head and sigh.)

Get Vengeance!

22 Flynn's Booty and Chest are back!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flynn's Booty and Chest are back! - [NPC] Flynn Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:59 pm

Psst! Hey, Gaians! I gotta keep my voice down, on account of the fact that I'm only on the planet to hide out for a bit. Turns out the Intergalactic Mobile Brotherhood of Unified Total Safety, or the IMBUTS, is in orbit around Gaia! And look, nothing against the IMBUTS and the heroic work they do, but they're not terribly fond of pirates. Especially ones loaded down with tons of ill-gotten treasure, if you know what I mean. So I'm looking to get rid of some of this loot quick! I'll be selling Flynn's Booty, Flynn's Chest, and bundles of each item until midday tomorrow!

All you gotta do is open one to have a chance for up to 100 million gold, or up to 250 million gold if you purchase Flynn's Chest! You can find the caches of sweet, precious gold in La Victoire. But if any weird IMBUTS space aliens come sniffing after it, don't tell them you got it from me!

22 Change is coming to Smashblox!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Change is coming to Smashblox! - [NPC] Rufus the Cat Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:32 pm

Hello, Gaians! Hope you're having a purrfect day! Me, personally? I'm just excited to bring you some big news: we've been looking over the Smashblox system and we've decided to implement some great new changes! From now on there will be four new tiers for users to participate in, all for gold. Put in gold for the chance to win more gold! Couldn't be any easier. In addition, the cash tier payout has been lowered. And while I'm kinda disappointed that no one liked my idea to change all the payouts and prizes into fish, I'm still stoked about all these great new changes. So visit the Playpen today and smash a few blox! Who knows? You might win big!

Play Some Smashblox!

23 Get a chance to win your favorite NPC's items in a new CI!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Get a chance to win your favorite NPC's items in a new CI! - [NPC] Ivan Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:18 am

Hello, Gaians! It's finally Wednesday, my favorite day of the week! After all, Wednesday is bookended by two other work days—it's like a delicious productivity sandwich! But the weekend is steadily approaching, and I find myself thinking about my other favorite hobby besides calculating income tax: cosplay. Yes, it's true! I, Ivan the mild-mannered accountant, am a minor cosplay enthusiast. I enjoy nothing more than paying tribute to my favorite characters by donning a variety of hastily tailored garments and various weapons made out of duct tape and foam. Mr. Bibbles even gets in on the action sometimes, although he mostly dresses up as evil cats from the James Bond franchise. And so I'm incredibly delighted to offer a brand new CI today perfect for those of us who love dressing up as our favorite characters: the Gaia Cast Collection!

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Each time you use the Gaia Cast Collection, you're guaranteed to receive a bundle of goodies featuring one of Gaians' favorite NPCs from previous CIs and events! The CI contains sixteen bundles in all, each one containing an SDPlus doll and all of that character's item sets. We'll even be offering a Gaia Cast Collection Bundle if you're interested in trying to collect each character's set! I know I certainly will be. I'm a collection freak, Gaians. If I can't have the complete set I'm likely to go completely mental.

So pick up the Gaia Cast Collection at La Victoire and celebrate your favorite fashionable NPCs! Now, I must return to work. The sooner I finish today the sooner I can try on my Loyal wig!

Visit La Victoire!

23 Gold Shop Update: New Halloween sets in Barton Boutique!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold Shop Update: New Halloween sets in Barton Boutique! - [NPC] Ian Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:24 am

Heya, Gaians! As you probably already know, Halloween is most definitely my favorite holiday of the year. I love dressing up and giving out candy to all the hungry Gaians out there! And then eating all the leftover candy until I feel kind of sick and then going to sleep and doing it all over again because I'm not really all that great at learning lessons. Anyways, being a store owner during Halloween is pretty much the greatest thing ever, because I get to update my inventory with all sorts of super neat costumes! That's right! Awesome new Halloween outfits are now available in Barton Boutique and Ruby's Rack! Check 'em out:

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Stylish, right? I've been trying to get Rufus to try on the princess set for a while now but he's been pretty good about resisting -- so far. I'm gonna go find a couple cans of tuna fish and coax him into it, I think. But if princesses and tuna aren't your thing, we've also got a great E-Corp mecha set and even a vampire set! So happy Halloween, Gaians! We can't wait to see you at the stores!

Visit the Shops!

24 Demonic Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Demonic Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:43 am

Cygnus: Uh. Hi. Is this thing on? Okay. Jet is still passed out in a coffee-induced coma, so I guess I gotta do this update. I poked him a couple of times and Jet managed to scribble a couple of things on a piece of paper, so. Give me a minute to decipher his handwriting... Okay.

Um. "Celebrate your devilish side with these wickedly demonic items now in La Victoire. Also Cygnus is a fart and Jet is the greatest." ... Well. That was... not particularly helpful. Uh. I'm just going to keep this brief then. We're now stocking Red Devil MiniWings, Rapturous Union, the Demonic Date Bundle, and Demonic Style here in La Victoire. They look pretty nice. See?


They're going to be on sale until October 25, 11:59 PM PST. Um. The store is nice and clean. Come look around, I guess. Oh, and that weird invisible guy dropped by earlier. You know, Loyal? He wanted me to tell you guys that he was too busy working on his shop to make a proper announcement, but he's placed a new Red Devil Tail in Dernier Cri. Then he kind of smirked a bit and disappeared.

I liked this job a lot better when Jet did all the talking and people-related stuff and I just had to stock the shelves. So, uh. I'm gonna go do that. Hopefully Jet won't be comatose by the time you guys come in. Maybe you guys can stop by and figure out a way to wake him up. Thanks for listening, I guess.

Visit La Victoire—I Guess

24 Get a head start on November's CI with Advance Chance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Get a head start on November's CI with Advance Chance! - [NPC] Ivan Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:57 pm

You know, Gaians, sometimes I find myself growing weary of being trapped in the urban sprawl of the Gaian business district. I can't deny that I occasionally feel the urge to trade in my calculator for an abacus, or to simply cast off the shackles of modern society and retreat somewhere devoid of any technological trappings! An iceberg, perhaps? It's not a bad option, but there's always the threat of running into a hungry polar bear. A damp, dark cave? Sounds quite comfortable, but what if I encounter a hibernating bear who wakes up craving the delicious, tender flesh of an accountant? I suppose I could seek out beautiful forest filled with happy, prancing woodland creatures, but what if that forest also has bears? I guess what I'm getting at is I'd probably spend a lot more time surrounded by the beauty of nature, writing poetry and playing the pan flute and all that silly stuff, were it not for the fact that nature is occupied by a lot of horrible, stinky bears. Well, I suppose I can always pretend with the help of this month's Advance Chance!

What will the next CI be? Nobody is quite sure, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the November Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.


I've given the box a few good shakes but all I got was a sprinkling of glittery dust that proceeded to make my pens and pencils float slightly. Weird. They're on sale now at La Victoire if you're interested in taking a closer look and trying to guess what's inside!

25 The Playpen's Win Some Wings Sweepstakes!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The Playpen's Win Some Wings Sweepstakes! - [NPC] Rufus the Cat Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:15 pm

Hey everyone! I've been scratching feverishly at the door for hours now, dying to get in, because I'm super excited to tell you about a great new sweepstakes the Playpen will be holding! For the next three days, the winners of Smashblox tournaments will be entered into a contest to win either a pair of Michael's Wings or Lucifer's Wings. Take a gander!


The sweepstakes will run from October 25 until October 27, and there will only be one winner who ends up with one pair of beautiful new wings! For more information about the drawing be sure to check out the official rules.

All right, folks! Head on down to Gaia's Game page and let's get competitive! We can't wait to see you in the Playpen!

Visit the Playpen!

25 Breaking H2K13 News: Potions, Tomes, and Boosters added!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Breaking H2K13 News: Potions, Tomes, and Boosters added! - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:07 pm

Good day, Gaians! Cindy Donovinh here with another incredible news update! It seems that a variety of potions and boosters have been added to La Victoire, all of them providing incredible powers and abilities to Gaians currently engaged in the epic Halloween conflict. We've been provided a brief list of the various boosters and potions, which I will now read the entirety of in order to fill air time. Ahem!

Just added due to popular demand!


The Class Tome allows you to change your class to the specific one that you purchase.


The H2k13 Dinner Shield Booster protects you until you dish out an attack in the Halloween 2013 event.

The H2k13 Shield Booster protects you from attacks for 24 hours in the Halloween 2013 event.

The H2k13 Uber Shield Booster protects you from all attacks for the duration of the Halloween 2013 event.

The H2k13 Level Up Booster levels your current class once per boost. It's also available in a bundle of five!

The Temporary Boss Mode Booster gives you boss-like powers for 24 hours in the Halloween 2013 event.

The Permanent Boss Mode Booster gives you boss-like powers for the entire duration of the Halloween 2013 event.


In the interest of factual reporting, this intrepid reporter combined every single new potion and booster into a potent, fizzy cocktail and then drank the entire thing. When I came to, I realized I had run through several solid brick walls whilst shrieking "I'M THE JUGGERNAUT!" and firing off a handful of choice profanities -- or so my cameraman told me, as I have no memory of the events. I'm also told that I kicked over a hot dog stand and ate my camerman's lunch in front of him while he cried a little. I am sorry, Gary, and I promise to buy you a hot dog as soon as the owner of the stand is able to push his cart upright. Clearly, the abilities these boosters provide you with are not to be trifled with. And I didn't even add the potions that replenish health and energy! These powerful new items are no doubt advantageous to whomever decides to consume them, but speaking from experience I would not advise taking every single one of them at the same time. For Gaia 9 Action News, this is Cindy Donovinh, reporting live.

25 EI Report: Seven Day Love, Monstrosity, and Aria Dannata!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Seven Day Love, Monstrosity, and Aria Dannata! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:36 pm

Greetings, Gaians! Are you ready for a report packed to the gills with fantastic evolutions? Oh, I forgot to mention: I’ve modified our weekly EI reports to have gills now. I’m hoping to reach out to the Atlantean demographic, you see. No one else believes me when I insist that the city of Atlantis does exist, but I’ll show them! I’ll show them all! And then the Atlanteans will name me their mighty queen, QUEEN OF ALL ATLANTIS, and from there I will conduct all sorts of amazing research because there are no laws under the ocean, and even if there were laws I am queen and I will change them, and -- ahem. Well, I suppose that’s not really relevant. Yet. Now then! We’ve got a lot to cover today, so we better get started. We’ve got a brand new REI called Seven Day Love to begin taking notes on, Monstrosity’s fascinating story of a completely sane scientist continues, and we’ve got the spectacular finale of Aria Dannata to look at!

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Seven Day Love: This Monday I fell in love with the school president. He’s a model student, but he’s also completely out of my reach! I decided to watch him from afar, my heart beating a tattoo onto my chest. He worked tirelessly and I realized then love was not a priority of his...

Monstrosity: The writing has become an erratic scrawl, describing at first the construction of additional machines, waxing poetic about the miracle of the human body, much of it redacted. Suddenly, the text becomes vicious and dark, the paper indented from the strength of the man holding the quill, the ink too heavily applied, smeared and run.

"I have failed," it writes.

"Everything went as expected. ██ ███ ██ ████ and all equipment functioned as it should. According to ████████, there should be a new life lying on the table before me. My creation, my child... Lifeless, still.

Perhaps, there is truly something unknowable about the creation of life, something that is truly only for Man's creators, for whatever beings might exist on a grander plane than ours. Perhaps man can bring all the components together, but still, we cannot bestow the most vital piece. Is there truth to the concept of the soul?

If there is truth to it, then... my God... into what territory have I trespassed?"

"What... what have I done?"

The next several pages are blank.


Aria Dannata: The smoke begins to clear as the Opera house continues to burn down. The Playwright stares with terror as a crowd begins to form around her, a group of faceless specters who gawk and point. One person begins to laugh, and eventually another starts to clap -- soon the whole crowd is in an uproar. It slowly dawns on the Playwright that the faces in the crowd are distorted representations of the audience who attended her opera. Painted faces and crooked smiles, glazed eyes that hold no expression. They clap and cheer and a few of them are recognizable as twisted versions of the characters from the play she'd worked tirelessly on and eventually lost everything to.

The Playwright screams, finally losing all remnants of sanity. The night closes in around her as her ears ring with thunderous applause and the roar of the flames. She closes her eyes and covers her ears, starting to sob as the noise threatens to deafen her. Suddenly, the cacophony is silenced. The Playwright looks up, face soaked with tears, her eyes wide with panic. Everyone is gone. She's inside the Opera house now and the flames have subsided, though scorch marks char the building’s beauty. Her eyes quickly flick down and the Playwright lets out a surprised gasp. How can this be? She's wearing a beautiful gown of the finest ruffled silks, her hair has been combed and refined into the most delicate curls. Confused, she looks around the empty stage, stares out into the audience to see a lone man.

He begins to clap, a hollow loud sound that reverberates through the entire space. With each hard solid clap the Playwright can feel her body lurch, a sudden pain in her, a pain in her throat like suffocation, the crushing feeling of her body being broken. When he stops, the pain vanishes and he begins to speak. "I was there with you in the pits of your despair. I was witness to your grief and I reveled in your death." The lone man stands, revealing the small box in his hands. He places a last sheet of paper in to the box. As the Playwright watches she knows that it is the true ending, the ending that no one was ever intended to see because in truth --

"It is your ending, dear Playwright.”

Applause ripples through the Opera hall again, a neverending ovation. The pain continues, a sharp stab of a knife, the tight clutch of a noose, the crushing pain of bones shattering on hard ground. Despite the pain she smiles, and with tears in her eyes the Playwright takes her final bow.


I can’t believe it’s time to say goodbye to Aria Dannata! Was anyone else as engrossed in the story as I was? I can really sympathize with the Playwright’s plight of a beloved creation eventually stooping to hideous betrayal. Ah, but now isn’t the time to linger on failed attempts at creating real life Pokèmon. It’s time to vote in the Weekly EI Poll instead! Be sure you visit La Victoire to see all these beautiful items up close, and tune in next week for more exciting evolutions!

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26 Flynn's Booty and Chest are back!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flynn's Booty and Chest are back! - [NPC] Flynn Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:01 pm

Ahoy, mateys! Cap'n Flynn here, busy practicing my space pirate speak in order to up my authenticity. Yarr! Hoist the mizzenmast! Raise the colors! Uh... walk the plank? Dangit. None of these are super applicable to space pirating, I'm afraid. But most of the stuff in the "SPACE PIRACY FOR IDIOTS" book is written in Flizzenflazzle and I'm not super fluent in that yet! Plus I don't have the correct number of tongues to be able to pronounce all the superfluous vowels and consonants and—well, let me put it this way: this space piracy gig ain't easy! So I'm gonna take a bit of a vacation and hang out on Gaia for a bit, reveling in the fact that people don't make fun of me for not having the appropriate amount of tentacles here on this nice, normal planet. I did manage to score a little extra coin on my latest excursion, however, and if you're willing to grease my palms a bit I could give you a cut! So I'm putting Flynn's Booty, Flynn's Chest, and bundles of each up for grabs in La Victoire! It's only gonna be there until October 27, 3:00 PM PST though, 'cause after that I gotta ship out. I heard rumors that the IMBUTS might be stopping by to do some inspections later and I wanna make sure I skedaddle before they arrive.

If you need me I'll be here, sipping a fizzy drink with a little straw in it, practicing my Flizzenflazzle. Hhgnflfgjhalfan! Darn. The accent still isn't right. That was Flizzenflazzle for "see you later!" At least I think it was.

Grab Flynn's Booty!

27 A magical outfit for a magical night!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement A magical outfit for a magical night! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:37 pm

Happy Halloweek Gaians!

I've got my paws on a magical outfit for a magical night... Witches Grand Gala!! That's right, I was able to trade Cygnus' top secret candy corn recipe to this dame who called herself the Queen of Gingerbread in exchange for a few of these wonderfully rare charmers, and just in time for Halloweek! Don't delay, the trade only afforded me a limited quantity and they won't last for long. Visit my... ah hem, our shop and try this enchanting outfit today.

Shop Now >

28 Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:41 pm

How d’you do Gaians? I’ve managed to negotiate another sack of good old spooky treats for you! For one day- and one day only- you can get your hands on Asmodeus’ Wings, Azrael’s Wings, and the Mad Hatter Collection Bundle that contains SDPlus #351 Mad Hatter, The Mad Hatter, The Loony Hatter and The Fool's Hatter!


Don’t miss ‘em! These rare pieces are extremely limited and I expect we’ll run out by morning!

Go to the Cash Shop

28 Breaking H2K13 News: Object flying over Gaia identified!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Breaking H2K13 News: Object flying over Gaia identified! - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:48 pm

Cindy Donovinh here, reporting some urgent and SHOCKING news to all Gaians. After many days of chaotic melee, there was speculation that the current battle between Jack and Easter Bunny might have started winding down. Sources close to both leaders tell us, however, this is not the case, and that in fact, the issue seems to be escalating.

Earlier today, local police departments across Gaia have reported an influx of complaints from Gaians who claim to have witnessed some sort of unidentified object traversing the world map. They also reported seeing a new location called 'E-Corp' appear on the map.

At present, insider sources close to both Jack and the Easter Bunny have confirmed to this reporter that the object people have been reporting is nothing less than an explosive device! Easter Bunny is claiming responsibility for this the appearance of the "carrot-like" bomb that threatens the Gaia world as we know it.

This reporter is unsure what this could possibly mean for all parties involved in the fighting, or Gaia as a whole, but it is definitely indicative of a sinister turn. Stay tuned to this station so we can keep you all apprised of updates as we receive them.

For Gaia 9 Action news, this is Cindy Donovinh, reporting live from a secret underground bunker.

29 Beary Nice Flash SaleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Beary Nice Flash Sale - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:23 pm

Y'know, people don't really give bears enough credit. They do a lot for us! They keep our forests safe from forest fires, for example. They help errant piglets and obsessive compulsive rabbits find true joy and delicious, delicious honey. They sniff out tasty pik-a-nik baskets and harass local park rangers, which is totally awesome because I hear those park rangers are real jerks. Also I was talking to Ivan the other day and the dude went off on like a forty-five minute rant about how much he hates and fears bears, and y'know what? I don't think that's cool! So given how much bears do for us, and how little we seem to appreciate it, I've decided to have a bear-themed sale here at La Victoire! We're gonna be putting up the Kodiac Grizzly Bear Hat and the Panda Hat up for sale as a celebration of our ursine compatriots!


I salute you, my friends. Or I would were my arms able to bend that way. Soon, all of Gaia shall know of your glory! Also—and don't tell this to anyone, okay? -- I'm hoping to traumatize Ivan a little by having an army of bear-wearing Gaians. Let's see if we can't freak him out a bit, huh? Bonus points if you make him cry. I'm only gonna have these hats on sale for twenty-four hours though, 'cause I'm afraid their awesomeness will attract actual bears who will then proceed to eat any sandwiches not suspended from tree branches. So come to La Victoire and check out our awesome merchandise! I promise you'll be beary satisfied. Our store is unbearably nice. I guess Cygnus will just have to grin and bear it and—ow, Cygnus! Stop hitting me, ya big lug!

Visit La Victoire!

29 H2K13: Super Sale!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement H2K13: Super Sale! - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:38 pm

Good day, Gaians! Cindy Donovinh here with another incredible news update!

With the battle between the Easter Bunny and Jack at full swing, the folks at La Victoire have decided to help out by temporarily lowering the prices on boosters, bundles, shields, and more! Check out these 50% discounts before they're gone! Get those potions fast... I've been told that these discounted supplies won't last past 24 hours!

Stock up on energy! Level up quickly! Or even become a legendary boss! For all your Halloween needs and more, just be sure to...


Visit La Victoire

29 Brand new CI: Optical Illusions!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Brand new CI: Optical Illusions! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:45 pm

Y'know, people have often told me that the eyes are the window to the soul. Personally, I find that expression to be kind of weird. Windows are made out of glass and wood and smudgy nose prints from when I press my face against them! I don't know what eyeballs are made out of, but I assume it's some sort of magic goo-like substance that secretes weird water stuff when I poke Cygnus in them enough. That's not a window! Cygnus tells me it's a "metaphor" or whatever, but look—I'm a literal kind of cat. I don't do any of that silly poetry nonsense. If I can't actually see your soul in your face then I'm not interested in this kind of fakery, okay? So let's keep it real here. Eyes may not be windows to the soul, but they are pretty awesome. Look at all the cool things they can do! Open! Close! Open and close really rapidly! Open one eye and close the other! Wink suggestively at a dashingly handsome kitten star! That's right, amazing things. Which is why this new CI, Optical Illusions, is so incredibly neat!

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Optical Illusions is full of eyes doing super cool things -- 'cause they're all animated! They might not show people your soul, but frankly you should keep that kind of funny business private anyway. They do lots of other amazing things though! Man. I could stare at them for days, honestly. I'm kinda... getting lost in them. It's hypnotically beautiful. I -- I --

Oh, sweet blinking eyes
Thy beauty draws a poet
From my very soul

... Well then. Let us never speak of this again. Just. Uh. Come to La Victoire and check them out. They're all so very pretty... Oh, wow. Please, please take them off my paws before things get even worse. I'll be here, trying not to break into haiku again.


MINI-F.A.Q.

1) Why do the eyes layer on top of hair?
Currently, we can only layer animated items all the way on top or all the way on the bottom of avatars.

2) Why do these eyes look misaligned in Dress Up?
This is a known issue due to the fact that avatars get scaled up in Dress Up. The eyes will look properly set on your saved avatar. We'll look into the issue soon.

3) Will Jet be all right?
We honestly don't know. He's currently staring wistfully out the window, contemplating how it is like an eye and composing a sonnet.

30 Trick or Treat Flash Sale!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Trick or Treat Flash Sale! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:17 pm

Boo! Ohohoho. Did I frighten you, Gaians? Understandably so. Many tremble at my terrifying, sparkly visage. But the truth of the matter is I'm just getting into the Halloween spirit! The holiday is fast approaching and so I'm practicing my scaring abilities. I already surprised Cygnus while he was in the shower! If he had been wearing pants I bet I would-a spooked 'em right off of him. He didn't seem too happy with me but I suspect that had less to do with the fact that he was so shocked he slipped in the shower and hit his head, and more to do with the fact that he's just not feeling Halloween this year, Gaians. And that makes me sad, guys. I tried pelting him with candy and screaming "HAPPY HALLOWEEN" in his ear a lot but those amazing ideas didn't seem to work! And then it (and Cygnus) hit me: a Halloween-themed sale was just what I needed to make him excited! And so I'm gonna be selling oodles of items—including items from '03, wings, popular CIs sets, and even more incredible surprises—perfect for any ghoul or gal lookin' to put a little spook in their step. Check it out!


Oh man. If I weren't so brave and strong and totally awesome I'd no doubt be quaking in my boots from a combination of sheer terror and delight! This sale will be running from midnight tonight until November 1, 'cause after that I'm gonna be too sick from eating candy to really run the shop properly. We've got a fancy schedule all set up below for you to check out, so be sure you don't miss out on any of your favorite items! We'll see you at La Victoire!

Get Your Halloween On!

30 Save 25% off of Gaia Cash through Halloween!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Save 25% off of Gaia Cash through Halloween! - admin Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:25 pm

Hello, Gaians! We're very excited to bring you a great offer just in time for Halloween: if you purchase Gaia Cash with Paypal or credit card, you'll receive a 25% discount on your purchase! This offer will only last until the end of October 31st, so be sure to pick up some Gaia Cash before then to take advantage of this amazing bargain. Happy Halloween, everyone!

Pick up some Gaia Cash!

November Edit

01 Last Chance for Trick or Treat Sale!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Last Chance for Trick or Treat Sale! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:22 pm

Welp, Halloween is over folks! But don't get too down! You still have a few hours left to take advantage of our Trick or Treat Sale! Keep an eye out for special savings in this sale's final hours!

Don't forget to take a last peep at the line up!

01 EI Report: Seven Day Love, Monstrosity, and Emerald Dream!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Seven Day Love, Monstrosity, and Emerald Dream! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:00 pm

Happy Halloween, Gaians! Look, I know what you’re thinking. “Dr. Singh!” I hear you cry. “Halloween was yesterday, you silly goose! You must be the worst scientist ever.” Well, first off: I’m only one-fourth goose after that unfortunate splicing incident, and I’d really rather you not bring it up, thank you. Secondly, I was far too busy passing out candy to costumed children to write up a proper report yesterday! Originally I had wanted to emulate one of my personal childhood idols and hand out candy that taught children lessons about their selfish and impetuous natures, but unfortunately my attempts at modifying chocolate to inflate children into massive blueberry-like spheres were unsuccessful. So, I just handed out normal candy bars while dressed in a gorilla costume. Overall? Not a bad Halloween. But scientific progress slows its march for no holiday, no matter how spooky, and we’ve got some incredible evolutions to look at today! Seven Day Love has evolved, and both Monstrosity and Emerald Dream have their spectacular finales today!

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Seven Day Love: On Tuesday I fell in love with the school idol, a frivolous flirt who spewed words of love. I tried to approach him, but he was constantly surrounded by a group of adoring fans and I realized his heart would never belong to only me.

On Wednesday I fell in love with the school baseball star, a serious athlete with a righteous streak. I cheered for him from the sidelines, but while I tried again and again to connect our hearts, his attention never left the field.

Monstrosity: At last, on the final page, there are the last few lines of text, written in the same hand, albeit far more calmly. The policeman reading discerns that it must have been written after the redactions and destruction of the book, before it was abandoned on the floor.

"I must make one final confession. I have destroyed as much of my research as I could, to make this right, to make it so it will never be repeated, before I go. I was not able to bring myself to deconstruct my creation... I have left it on the table in the attic. Do with it what you will, it will no longer matter to me.

"I confess... In my former documentation, I lied about how I procured the... components. I had tested the procedure on animals before, and found that it was ineffective once the bodies were more than 12 hours old. I was eager... prideful... so sure... I could not wait for the bodies to appear in the morgue on their own. The odds of enough people compatible with the experiment all dying within a few hours of each other were astronomical. And so…

"I have listed the names of four men and one woman below.

"Let it be known... I meant well.

"Sincerely,

"The Doctor."

The police strip the apartment, and the attic above, and find traces of a paralytic toxin. Later, the doctor's shoes will be found on a nearby riverbank, and police will conclude that he took the poison and walked into the water, driven by the guilt and horror at what he had done. They will also find evidence that despite his attempts, some of his machinery had continued to run long after he left it, and finally surged and burned out.

However, this is all the police find. The abomination mentioned in the journal, the construct that never woke, had vanished, just as its father did.

Many years later, the journal will disappear from police evidence, and never be missed.


Emerald Dream: The Dreamer and her travel companions arrive back in the city of Emeraude, where they are greeted with surprising warmth by the Showmaster. A great ceremony in their honor is held in the center of the glittering city of Emeraude. The Dreamer, the Superficialist, the Connoisseur, the Waif, and even little Milo all stand on an elevated platform surrounded by cheering citizens. They scream all the more loudly as the Showmaster appears from behind a curtain, but he motions for their silence.

“Denizens of Emeraude! Today, we congratulate this brave group of heroes for their triumph over the wicked L’Enfant Terrible, who so frequently used her powers to torment us. The witch is dead!” The crowd erupts into resounding applause, and the Showmaster waits for the thunderous sound to die down before continuing. He turns towards the Dreamer and her friends with a crooked half-smile. “Such gallantry deserves a reward, of course. I know what your hearts truly desire, friends -- and I can help.”

To the Superficialist, the Showmaster gives the gift of Intelligence, represented by a pair of thick spectacles settled on his nose. The Connoisseur receives the gift of Passion, stitched as a bright red heart across his chest. For the Waif, the Showmaster presents the gift of Heroism, with a shield to match his newfound warrior’s spirit. The three seem delighted with their gifts, but as the Showmaster approaches the Dreamer, his expression is far more serious. He settles a hand lightly on her shoulder before turning his back to the crowd to speak solely to her.

“I have a confession to make: I’m like you. I’m from your world. I stayed here because I don’t know how to return home either. I can’t give you your wish.” His tone sounds genuinely apologetic, but the Dreamer gives a slight shake of her head. A smile illuminates her face as she picks up Milo and moves to stand closer to her new friends, each one now a familiar, beloved face. The color, the warmth and vivid brightness of it all, the magic and wonder -- compared to what she used to know, it was all too beautiful and perfect. No, the Dreamer is resolved. She knows what her heart truly desires now.

“That’s because I already have it. I want to stay here. After all, there’s no place like home…”


What a fantastic week this was for Evolving Items! Can you believe we had two finales at the same time? Science is truly a glorious thing. Know what else is glorious? Looking at these marvels up close in La Victoire! Please don’t forget to vote in this week’s EI Poll while you’re out and about! See you all next Friday, if you’re not too busy being sick from the Candy Pox! Please don’t ask what the Candy Pox is. Sometimes not knowing is the better alternative.

03 Flynn's Booty and Chest are back!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flynn's Booty and Chest are back! - [NPC] Flynn Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:19 pm

Ahoy, Gaians! Flynn here, space pirate extraordinaire and former Gaian exile! Y'know, being out and about in the cold vacuum of space is kind of strange sometimes. You just sort of float about, shaking down merchant spaceships for their goods and gold, and sometimes it just starts to feel... aimless. The adrenaline kick of successfully commandeering a trade vessel from the Glorfabt Flotilla loses some of its edge after you've done it, like, fifteen times in a row. Come on, guys! You know I'm always gonna be at the edge of that asteroid field, ready to kick your gelatinous butts and steal all your treasure! LEARN SOMETHING. But they never do, and it kind of gives me a mini-existential crisis, Gaians. Maybe I'm losing my love of pirating? I don't know. I guess I just have a lot to think about.

But if there is one thing I haven't lost my passion for, it's profit! So I'm gonna be planetside for a bit while I sift through all these complex emotions, sellin' my booty for all that it's worth. That means Flynn's Booty, Flynn's Chest, and bundles of each are going to be available in La Victoire until 11:59 PM PST tonight! Each Booty has the chance to contain up to 100 million gold, and my Chest contains up to 250 million gold! That's a lot of loot. Maybe seeing the fruits of my piracy ripen will inspire me to get my head back in the game! So stop by La Victoire, guys. I'll be over here, thinking deep thoughts.

Grab Flynn's Booty!

04 Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:49 pm

So, uh. Something weird is going on with Cygnus today. We got this awesome shipment of Portable Studio Headphones and Baby Seal Slippers in today, which is totally sweet, but here's the thing: I think Cygnus got attached to the slippers? I don't know. I keep seeing him sitting in the corner of the store, gently petting and occasionally brushing them. He set out a little bowl of kibble and put them next to it for a while as if he expected them to be hungry. I think he's even singing a French lullaby to them as we speak. Guys, I'm -- I'm kind of freaked out. I know I pick on Cygnus a lot but it's only 'cause I love the big guy! What if all my teasing broke him? What if I exploded his brain? What have I done?! Oh, jeezy petes, Cygnus! My cruelty has driven you completely bonkers! I -- I need to take a break! Look, here's a picture of these adorable slippers and super gnarly headphones to enjoy while I go hyperventilate into a bag:


Hey. Did it work? Jet looked pretty weirded out. He ate all my Halloween candy, you see. Even my candy corn.

I required vengeance.

Ahem. These items will be in the shop for twenty-four hours. The slippers are cute and all, but they've served their purpose and I'm more than happy to get rid of them. Hm. Pretty sure I hear Jet crying right now. Heh. Visit the shop and enjoy Jet's mental anguish with me. See you soon.

05 Angelic Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Angelic Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:11 pm

G'afternoon, Gaians! The contents of today's sales should come as no surprise to you... considering that I've often been called a little angel. For the next 24 hours only, we're selling celestial goods like Mini Angel Wings, Angelic Sash, and Angelic Manner!

Better take advantage of these heavenly deals while you can, these items leave the shop Wednesday, November 6.

06 Cash Shop Clean Up! Get 'em before they're gone!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Clean Up! Get 'em before they're gone! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:17 pm

Cygnus: Hi, everyone. Cygnus here. Look, we've got a lot of great stuff in the store, but I'm starting to feel a bit... crowded. We've got piles upon piles of awesome items, but they're cluttering the shelves and the floor and I thought I heard Ivan saying something about a "fire hazard" or whatever. I don't really care, I'm just sick of hearing Jet scream "CANNON BALL" before launching himself into a heap of evolving items. So I've organized everything into tidy little bins, which you can look through and, uh, buy stuff. I guess. Whatever doesn't get purchased by this Friday will then promptly be tossed on to a bonfire. Look, I arranged them all nicely for you:

Here's a list of everything you can save from incineration:


  • Coco Kitty Mylar Birthday Balloon 149c
  • Blue Mylar Birthday Balloon
  • Purple Mylar Birthday Balloon
  • Pink Mylar Birthday Balloon
  • Green Mylar Birthday Balloon
  • Kiki Kitty Mylar Birthday Balloon
  • Grunny Mylar Birthday Balloon
  • White Rose Bouquet 99c
  • Red Rose Bouquet
  • Dark Rose Bouquet
  • Heart Eye Patch 49
  • Long-Stem Black Rose 25c
  • Congratulations! Gift 299
  • Get Well Soon Gift 499
  • Seafoam Gown 50
  • Panda Plushie 149
  • Heralds of Chaos Deck 249


  • Mermaid Cay Window 399
  • Winter White Window 149
  • Winter Purple Window
  • Winter Yellow Window
  • Winter Green Window
  • Winter Woodframe Window
  • Winter Red Window
  • Winter Blue Window
  • Winter Black Window
  • Ebony Thornhall Collection 749
  • Crimson Thornhall Collection
  • Royal Thornhall Collection
  • Royal Thornhall Chair 49
  • Crimson Thornhall Chair
  • Ebony Thornhall Chair
  • Ebony Thornhall Rug 99
  • Royal Thornhall Rug
  • Crimson Thornhall Rug
  • Crimson Thornhall Dining Table 199
  • Ebony Thornhall Dining Table
  • Royal Thornhall Dining Table
  • Crimson Thornhall Bed 299
  • Royal Thornhall Bed
  • Ebony Thornhall Bed
  • Ebony Thornhall Chaise Lounge 299
  • Royal Thornhall Chaise Lounge
  • Crimson Thornhall Chaise Lounge
  • Ebony Thornhall Fountain 399
  • Royal Thornhall Fountain
  • Crimson Thornhall Fountain


  • Aquarium Starter Bundle 499
  • Aquarium Booty Grab Bundle 1299
  • Aquarium 2008 Dec Bundle 1299
  • Aquarium Fish Bundle #4 999
  • Aquarium Zen Bundle 1299
  • Aquarium Fish Bundle #5 999
  • Aquarium Holiday Lights Bundle 199
  • Aquarium Holiday 2009 Bundle 499


We're also going to be moving a ton of alchemy formulas, so they'll be spared the torch as well. All of the Formula 1's from past Chance Items, from Formula 1: Arcana Break to Formula 1: Wrath of Gaia and every one in between, will now be located in Cresento's shop the Bifrost. In addition these will be moved too!

99c

  • Green Gift Box
  • Red Gift Box
  • Black Gift Box
  • Orange Gift Box
  • Teal Gift Box
  • Silver Gift Box
  • Purple Gift Box


And, um. I guess that's it. Stop in by Friday to get 'em before they're hot. Get it? It's a joke. Because I'll be setting them on fire.

06 Fall Flash Sale!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Fall Flash Sale! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:19 pm

Man! Fall is kind of the greatest, isn't it? The leaves change color, the air gets all brisk, and I have an excuse to steal Cygnus' fancy scarf while he's not looking. What?! It looks better on me. Anyway, now that I'm pretty sure the big lug isn't having a weird slipper-induced nervous breakdown, I've had Cygnus hard at work stocking the shelves with some fabulous autumnal fashions you're guaranteed to fall in love with. Ohohoho! This cooler weather sure brings out the cleverness in me, and the fashionista in everyone else! With Devil's Spice, Shika Deer, and Sweet Sunrise on sale, you simply gotta check out these seasonally appropriate beauties!


Sigh. Ain't they dreamy? I wanna just cuddle up with a bundle of them and some hot cocoa and... I don't know. Watch Cygnus write poetry in his journal or something. It'll be hard to part with them, Gaians, but I wanna make sure you guys have the chance to look as amazing as I do! So pick 'em up fast, 'cos these items will only be in La Victoire for twenty-four hours. See you in the shop!

07 Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:39 pm

Afternoon, Gaians! Y'know, I've had a pretty busy day. I spent most of this morning sunning on that window sill right there, ruminating on the many questions that plague my existence. For example: when will Cygnus feed me? Why hasn't he fed me yet? I ate a whole two hours ago, so it's been basically forever. Is he trying to starve me? Why don't we keep my food on the shelves that I can reach? These are deep thoughts, guys, but I have so few answers. Especially since Cygnus left a little while ago without telling me where he was going, but he had like a whole box of matches so I figured I better not ask.

All right, I gotta distract myself from my rumbling tummy. Lesse, lesse... ah! I almost forgot that we got a couple of new items in the back! Cygnus hasn't finished adding 'em to our inventory, but you know what? He left me here to starve. SO SCREW HIM, we're doing things my way! I'm gonna be putting Sainte Ciel 3rd Gen, Horns of the Demon, and Fall 2012 Women's Collection on sale, even if it messes up his stupid system!


Such awesomeness almost makes me forget the fact that I am slowly turning into a withering, hungry husk. But I'm pretty sure I've only got about twenty-four hours before Cygnus comes back and yells at me, so you better pick these beauties up fast! Come visit La Victoire to check 'em out in person, and if you could bring a tin or two of cat food... Well. I wouldn't complain. Unless it was chicken-flavored. Then you and I might have some problems.

Get Your Evolving Items

08 Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:10 pm

Y'know, sometimes I feel a bit wicked. I scratch the furniture, I cough up a few hairballs on Cygnus' prized pair of slippers, I shed on the white couch. And sometimes? Sometimes I feel like doing a little good! Admittedly that's pretty rare for me, but you catch more flies with honey than vinegar, right? Or so I'm told. I don't know, I don't really see the point in catching flies. What are you going to do with them? Frankly, I'm more used to trying to get rid of flies than anything else. Huh. Where was I going with this? ... Oh yeah! I'm feelin' pretty sweet today, but I was all sorts of cranky earlier when Cygnus ate all the marshmallows out of the cereal, so why not celebrate my conflicting personas with a sale? We've got AFK, Angelic Pendant, and Demonic Pendant hitting the shelves today! C-c-check it out:


Is there any greater symbol of the eternal conflict between naughty and nice than necklaces and a dope hat? Nah, man. It doesn't get any better. These totally sweet (and not-so-sweet) goods are going to be on sale for the next twenty-four hours, so be sure to check 'em out and try them on! Who knows? You might like the way they make you feel.

Go to La Victoire!!

08 Last chance to grab Midnight Citadel!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Last chance to grab Midnight Citadel! - [NPC] Ivan Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:10 pm

Good morning, Gaians! How have you been? I'm happy to report that I've been positively excellent! Ever since you heroic souls braved the Midnight Citadel, my sleeping patterns have returned almost to normal! I do have occasional bouts of night terrors and somnambulism—apparently, I have a tendency to fold laundry and eat pudding in my sleep—but all in all things seemed to have finally turned a corner. But that's not to say the nightmare is gone for good! Far from it, in fact. Monsters still lurk around every corner, and so long as the tower remains standing I'm afraid Gaia will never be safe! The Midnight Citadel must be excised once and for all, and I can think of no one better to brave its frightening floors than the Gaian populace! Venture into this terrifying domain and you might could come out with a Cash Shop favorite, a valuable rare item, or one of these titillating new exclusives in exchange for your heroism:


Oh dear, I feel another yawn coming on. It seems like my sleep schedule is trying to make up for lost time by having me sleep about fifteen hours a day! Mr. Bibbles is most happy to have a napping partner, but I'm afraid it's really cut into my productivity. Hopefully by November 12 I'll be back to normal, as that is when Midnight Citadel leaves the shop. Well, no use struggling, I suppose! I'm going to go have a nice lie down, but you should visit La Victoire to fight the good fight! Sleep sweet, Gaians!

Brave the Midnight Citadel!

08 EI Report: Seven Day Love, and introducing Volant Reverie!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Seven Day Love, and introducing Volant Reverie! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:11 pm

I have simply astonishing news regarding all future Evolving Items, Gaians! Are you all seated? I recommend you pull up a chair, or perhaps a couch to swoon dramatically upon. I'll give you all a moment. Prepared? All right, here goes nothing! After what seems like a dozen sleepless nights fueled by nothing but coffee and an unhealthy love of science, I've made an amazing new discovery in the world of Evolving Items! You see, we've had a wide range of Evolving Item schedules in the past -- from daily updates to month-long stretches between evolutions, it truly feels like we've seen it all! But from this point on, all new Evolving Items will reveal their fabulous new poses to us every Friday! This is still experimental, of course, but I was so excited I had to share the news with someone besides Donny the Intern. And I've got even bigger news to commemorate this fantastic discovery: not only is Seven Day Love evolving this week, but we've got a brand new EI to introduce! Everyone, say hello to Volant Reverie!

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Seven Day Love: On Thursday I fell in love with the school angel, his innocent smile coaxing me into a sense of security. We became fast friends, but I noticed his gaze constantly following another. Defeated by his longing expression, I cheered him on instead.

On Friday I fell in love with the school delinquent, a bad boy who secretly fed stray cats when he thought no one was looking. I lent him my umbrella one rainy evening, but he coldly declined and told me to leave him alone.

Volant Reverie: Life in the caravan was hard for Babette. Even though her family had owned the touring circus for generations, poor Babette was rarely exempt from chores! It felt as if she'd spent her whole life combing the tangles out of the lion's mane, or helping the trapeze artists apply their makeup, or reassuring the Strongman that he looked most handsome -- even if he had gotten a little pudgier around his middle. Circus life no longer thrilled the young girl like it had once had, and Babette couldn't help but wonder if, perhaps, she didn't belong under the Big Top at all. Was there somewhere else out there where Babette could truly belong? And if so, how would she ever find it?


My goodness! I can hardly take all the excitement! Science truly is a wonderful puzzle. I highly suggest looking at these gorgeous new evolutions up close in La Victoire. Don't forget to vote in the weekly EI poll to let us know which Evolving Item you hold most near and dear to your heart! See you next Friday, Gaians!

09 Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:17 pm

Ah, it's finally the weekend! Time to kick back and relax a bit, you know? Sleep in a little. Hang out in your pajamas and eat ice cream straight from the container. That kind of awesome stuff! I mean, it's time for me to relax anyway. Obviously the shop is still open, but I figure Cygnus can handle things for the next two days. The big lug doesn't need weekends! What's he gonna do in his free time? Brood? Write in his journal? Make sad, frowny faces at me? He does that anyway, even when he's on the clock. Might as well get paid for it! HAHAHAHA that was a joke, obviously. I don't pay Cygnus.

Anyway, I'm celebrating the weekend with a neat little sale! I've got loads of Persephone, The Somber Ringmaster, and Alruna's Rose 14th Gen. taking up space on my shelves, so I'm lookin' to sell out! Aren't they pretty?


Aww, man. I gotta admit, Gaians: I'd change out of my PJs to try on any of those items, no matter how hard I'm trying to relax! But I think they're probably gonna look a little better on you guys. So come to La Victoire to check them out! They're only gonna be here for twenty-four hours so you gotta make sure you visit soon! Now excuse me, there's a carton of black cherry ice cream practically callin' my name...

Visit La Victoire!

10 Flynn's Booty is Back!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flynn's Booty is Back! - [NPC] Flynn Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:56 pm

Avast, ye scurvy dogs! 'Tis I, Flynn the Ferocious, here to plunder yer spacebucks and steal anything not nailed down! Aw, heck—I'll steal the nails too! Arr! Yohoho and a bottle of -

Whoa. Wait. How long have you guys been standing there? ... The entire time? Oh. Um. Well, this is kind of embarrassing. I didn't realize anyone was standing behind me while I was practicing my pirate talk. The fake beard and eyepatch? I knew you were going to ask about those. Look, they're necessary for getting into character. I may be a fearsome pirate on the outside, but inside I'm just a good little Gaian gal! Space piracy is all about the bluster, and if you can't put on a show then you're not gonna scare anyone. Plus, I think the beard looks kind of fetching. Don't you think so?

All right, look. I'd really appreciate it if you didn't tell anyone about this, okay? I've got an image to uphold here, and if anyone knew about my soft, gooey center, I'd be history! The other space pirates don't take kindly to anyone they perceive as "weak", if you catch my drift. If I put some of my booty up in La Victoire, will you keep this to yourself? It's a deal! Flynn's Booty, Flynn's Chest, and bundles of each are going to be in La Victoire for the next twenty-four hours before I ship off to practice my pirating somewhere a little more... private. Each Booty has the chance of containing up to 100 million gold, and each Chest up to 250 million! That's gotta be more than enough to buy your silence, right? Thanks in advance!

Visit La Victoire!

11 Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:25 pm

Merry Monday, Gaians! Aren't you guys excited? It's the start of a new week! Life at this very moment is full of marvelous potential, just waiting to be shaped and molded into amazing feats of productivity! Who knows what you might accomplish before Sunday lazily rolls around? You could set a new record for most egg salad sandwiches consumed in one sitting! Or the most hard boiled eggs eaten in one sitting. Or the most scrambled eggs! Man, that is some limitless possibility. Me? I'm gonna be workin' on my sweet air guitar skills by attending a seminar in Durem! I'd like to learn how to play real guitar, but having no thumbs and tiny, adorable kitten arms makes it sort of tricky. As for Cygnus, I've got him being nice and efficient. He's gonna manage the shop during today's sale of Divinity Court Lucia, Pepper the Cat, and Dew Drop!


Who has time to master radical new hobbies when we've got these amazing items up for grabs?! Well... Me. I have time. Look, it'll be totally worth it when I blow you guys away at my upcoming air guitar concert! Cygnus is gonna be handling things for the next twenty-four hours on his own, until these sweet duds leave the shop and I return from learning how to shred invisible guitars like a pro. So, you know. Be sure to torment him a little for me in my absence. Rock on, you crazy kids!

Visit La Victoire!

12 Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:49 pm

Afternoon, ladies and gents! I'm back from my air guitar seminar in Durem, and I gotta say that I'm pretty much the leading expert on invisible guitar riffs now. Since I'm a totally awesome up and coming rockstar, I feel like it's time to make a few changes to my wardrobe! Y'know—toughen up a little. Add some hard edge. Cygnus suggested I shave myself to make a full-body mohawk, since I apparently have the fur to pull it off, but he just looked a little too excited at the prospect and so I got kind of suspicious. Still, there's other ways of looking awesome, right? Adding a few key, fashionable pieces seems to do the trick: new accessories, hair styles, fuzzy slippers... So I figured I ought to stock up the shop on items to help you guys unleash your inner rock gods as well! We're going to be selling Glacemella, Panda Slippers, Dark Chocolate, Angelic Scarf, and Winged Anklets here in La Victoire! Take a look at these bad boys:


What, you think this stuff isn't totally hardcore? Psh! That's because you just don't get the rock and roll lifestyle, man. This kind of fashion is the future! Well, the future next twenty-four hours, before these items leave the shop! So what are you waiting for? Indulge your inner rebel and pick up an item or two! Who knows? Maybe if we look awesome enough we can put together a band. "Jet and the Air Guitar Bandits" or somethin'. Y'know, I quite like the sound of that...

Rock on, guys. Rock on.

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12 The seal is weakening on November's Advance Chance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The seal is weakening on November's Advance Chance! - [NPC] Ivan Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:45 pm

I've finally done it, Gaians! I've requested an unprecedented two day vacation from work, stuffed my bags full of various types of jerky and a few calculators for good measure, and now I'm off on an epic quest to conquer a little wilderness! Mr. Bibbles has joined me as my trusty companion, of course, although he seems a little displeased to have been removed from his comfortable urban environment. I told him he may need to hunt his own tuna down for a change and the look he gave me would've curdled milk! Which he will also, somehow, have to procure on his own -- although I haven't told him that bit of information yet. Nonetheless, it's high time I polished off my old camping skills and made my way in the world. It's strange, though... All this exposure to the cool, open air seems to have weakened the seal on this month's Advance Chance!

What will the next CI be? Nobody is quite sure, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the November Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.


What mysteries does November's Advance Chance contain? Who knows! I can only hope that perhaps it has a sleeping bag, as I seem to have forgotten mine. Going to be a chilly few evenings! Still, isn't that the point of roughing it? I'll see you on the wild side Gaians, and don't forget to pick up a few Advance Chances before they go extinct!

12 Typhoon Haiyan, and how you can helpEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Typhoon Haiyan, and how you can help - admin Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:35 pm

Hello, Gaians. We here at Gaia are sure you've all heard of Typhoon Haiyan and the horrible devastation it has wrought in the Philippines. Thousands have lost their homes and their livelihoods, and countless lives have been lost. Our hearts go out to the innumerable victims of the disaster who are in desperate need of aid. To help donate to the cause, we will now be offering the Halo of Bayanihan in La Victoire. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the Halo of Bayanihan will go towards the International Committee of the Red Cross to help fund relief projects in the area, such as providing food and other essential supplies to those in need. We encourage everyone with the means to please donate generously to help those left helpless in the destructive wake of Typhoon Haiyan, however you may choose to support the victims. Thank you so much for your generosity, and we wish everyone the best!

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We will be offering this item until Tuesday, November 19th.

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13 Journey through a mythical labyrinth in Verdant Grove!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Journey through a mythical labyrinth in Verdant Grove! - [NPC] Ivan Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:54 pm

Ah, nature! Is there anything better than the fresh, green smell of pine needles? The crisp sound of leaves and twigs crunching underfoot? Well, in a word: yes. Yes, there are lots of things better. Civilization, for one. Technology. Hot showers. Food that isn't weirdly shriveled and dry. Water with added fluoride! How I miss such luxuries. Gaians, I have to admit: it turns out I'm not that great a camper. I spent all this time romanticizing the notion of connecting with nature and exploring the wilds that I sort of forgot that I'm terrible at being an outdoorsman. This was only supposed to be a two day trip, but I'm so lost in this forest that I'm afraid I'm never going to get out! Mr. Bibbles is so mad he won't even speak to me—in fact I'm concerned he's going a little feral. He keeps looking at me with such venomous, angry eyes that I can only assume he's channeling some terrifying apex predator of an ancestor. I'm... I'm starting to worry I won't last much longer! But I need to stay calm. I need to try and not think about my imminent, looming demise. Keep that relentless positivity going, Ivan! There's simply got to be a way out of this godforsaken forest, right? I mean if I can't find my way out, perhaps someone else could find their way in! Maybe... maybe you guys could come find me? If you travel into the Verdant Grove there's a chance we might run into one another! And while you're coming to my rescue, you might even score a Cash Shop favorite, a valuable rare item, or one of these amazing new exclusives:

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All right, well! I'm just going to sit right here, under the utterly nondescript tree in the middle of a massive forest, and hope for the best. I have total faith in your ability to venture into the Verdant Grove and come to my aid, Gaians! It may take more than one trip, however, so your safest bet is to pick up a bundle of nine just to be sure you reach me as soon as possible. Please come quickly. I really, really don't like the way Mr. Bibbles is looking at me.

Lose Yourself in the Verdant Grove

15 November's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement November's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:30 pm

It's the 15th and I'm not late! I made it just in time! The door was locked so I crawled in through the doggie door, but I still made it!

Grab November's collectibles and traverse the beautiful autumn landscape with a mysterious forest spirit and a stately prince!

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Sunset Spirit - An elusive deity of the forest. If you wander through the wood at day's end, you might catch a glimpse of glittering silver and rose-colored hair, or hear the graceful whisper of fawn's hooves rushing through fallen leaves. Through the centuries she's been hunted for her flowering antlers, but few have even managed to spy her shadow in the setting sunlight.

Prince Cardinalis - Dressed all in festive red and gold, the Prince goes on progress every autumn to survey his forest kingdom. Dressed in warm, downy garments and a feathered cloak, he parades through the trees with his court, flirtatiously doffing his royal traveling cap for any lady who flutters by.


November's Monthly Collectible letters are now available in the Cash Shop, but they won't be here forever. Get one before they're gone!

15 November Weekend Sale!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement November Weekend Sale! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:45 pm

Hey hey, Gaians! Jet here, back from my super swank spa day, and lemme tell ya—I am feelin' FRESH! See that glossy sheen on my fur? I'm so sparkly I could probably blind people with sensitive eyesight. I'm warning you guys: you probably don't wanna look directly at me. Seriously, what could compete with my beautiful, perfumed coat? Nothing! Except for, you know, some fancy items—a fact that Cygnus insisted on reminding me about after I spent about seventeen minutes lovingly brushing my coat. Thanks, killjoy. Still, the big guy is kind of right. We've got a stockpile of items here that are nearly as glorious to look upon as I am! Lesse... Princess Discord, Steamger Desperado, Kandi Kitten, Melodious Cantata, Blade of the Dawn Sky, Mechanical Doll, Bunny Brigade, and Luxurious Elizabeth?

DANGIT! How am I supposed to be able to compete with those? They're all so awesome! And sparkly! I mean, not as sparkly as me, but... Man, it's not fair! I guess the only way I can reach my peak perfection is by trying on a few of these items! And hey, they might even look kinda good on you guys too! So why not check them out? We're gonna be selling them all weekend. If you want the specifics, I made a nifty little schedule for you guys to check out and I posted it down below! Just make sure you save enough of them for me. I wanna be cool too!

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15 Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:55 am

Uh. Hi. I don't know where Jet is. He said something about needing a "spa day" because apparently he coughed up a hairball or something and got really embarrassed about it, and then he took off. I don't know. I also don't really care. Except since he's not here to do the announcement, I guess I gotta do it. Fine, whatever. Normally I'd be kind of annoyed, but I guess the items we're selling today are pretty cool. Even I have to admit that I don't... actively dislike them, I guess. And they're at least guaranteed not to have any hairballs on 'em since Jet isn't here. So, uh. That's something. Sort of. Anyway, I don't know much about fashion but I think these items are pretty stylish. We're gonna be selling Herbalist Aisha, Asena's Pack, and Kiken Rider in La Victoire, so take a look if that's what you want:


Normally this would be the part where Jet would ramble about how "totally rad" and "awesome" everything is, but here's the thing: you guys have eyeballs, you can see it for yourself. These items look great, right? You don't need me to tell you that. The only thing you have to hear from me is that they're only gonna be in the shop for the next twenty-four hours. So, uh. Drop by La Victoire, or whatever. Maybe Jet will be back by the time you arrive and you can talk to him.

Don't talk to me, though.

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15 EI Report: Volant Reverie and Seven Day Love!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Volant Reverie and Seven Day Love! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:47 pm

Friday is already here, science lovers! Why, it feels like only just yesterday that I was scraping gunk out of the petri dishes when one of them spoke to me, claiming to be an old god reborn as a colony of greenish bacteria! Funny story: that was yesterday! And after I had thoroughly sanitized this "old god" into submission, I realized that the Labs were probably having a gas leak. I've only just been released from the hospital! Isn't science fun, kids? Now that I'm at least 75% not likely to die, I'm happy to report that we've got some pretty big happenings going on here at the EI Lab! Not only is Volant Reverie experiencing another fantastic evolution, but today is Seven Day Love's finale! Will it be a bittersweet spectacle? I certainly hope so, because I think the concept of love and romance is scientifically stupid and I'm not at all angry about having been single the past ten years! But let's take a look, shall we?

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Volant Reverie: Babette finally realized that the circus life no longer suited her. She wanted something exciting and new! There was a whole world out there waiting to be discovered, and she'd never experience any of it if she stayed with the caravan her entire life. And so one night Babette crept into her parents' room, kissed their sleeping faces goodbye, and tiptoed out of her family's wagon. She reached for a gigantic helium balloon and closed her eyes, waiting to drift upwards. The sensation of the tips of her toes trailing over the grass was ever so ticklish and strange, but Babette refused to open her eyes. It wasn't until she was drifting hundreds of feet in the air that she finally opened them, watching the lights and colored banners of the life she had once known -- and even loved, at one time -- fade away below her.

Seven Day Love: On Saturday I fell in love with my homeroom teacher, a strict man who genuinely cared for the well-being of his students. I sat beside my mother during a home visit and as I listened to them discuss my future, I realized how futile pursuing this love would be.

On Sunday I fell in love with my neighbor, a childhood friend who has always looked out for me. I became aware that he continuously held my wavering heart, tending to the cracks when it broke. Gathering enough courage, I poured my feelings into a love letter and confessed ❤.


Psh! Romance! Dreams and aspirations! Such utter poppycock. What's that? N-no! I just have something in my eye! It's a side effect from the gas exposure! AHEM! Let's wrap this up quick, shall we? I believe someone might be cutting onions nearby. That's all for this week, but be sure to visit La Victoire to look at these beautiful items in person! And, as always, please vote in this week's EI Poll! See you all next week!

16 Durem Depot Grab Bag!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Durem Depot Grab Bag! - [NPC] Moira Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:48 am

Hey, Gaians! Are you sick and tired of your old threads? Need some flashy new duds to kick up your style? Do you feel like you lack the edginess you need to accurately represent the angst you've got buried deep in your blackened heart? Well, strap yourself in, boys and girls: Moira is here to help turn you into the rock god you so clearly are on the inside. How, you might ask? With my wicked new Durem Depot Grab Bag, obviously! It's chock full of punk couture guaranteed to show off your wild side:

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The Durem Depot Grab Bag is filled with lots of great items, including some fantastic recolors of some of your favorite clothes from Durem Depot! Who knows? You might even win a brand new, never before seen pet! I'm only gonna be stocking this rad new item until December 16, so if you wanna be as cool as me you better pick up a few before I run out of inventory! Drop by the Durem Depot soon, okay? I'm gonna be super disappointed if I don't see you there!

Visit Durem Depot!

17 Last Chance for November Weekend Sale!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Last Chance for November Weekend Sale! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:18 pm

Hey Gaians! Don't miss out on the last few hours of our weekend sale! Get your hands on these super desirable items while you can!

Make sure you check the schedule!

Go to the Shop

18 Nitemare SaleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Nitemare Sale - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:07 pm

Hello folks! Got an especially spooky shipment of goods in this morning! Check them out: the sleek, the sophisticated, and the downright scary Nitemare Scarf and Mini Nitemare Wings!


Make sure you grab them quick! These deliciously devilish items will be leaving the shop in 24 hours!

Visit the Shop!

19 Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:47 am

Happy Tuesday, Gaians! Y'know, I feel like Tuesday is kind of overlooked in the grand scheme of things. Who celebrates a Tuesday? C'mon, guys. Give poor Tuesday a little credit. Sure, it gets overshadowed by Monday, and being stuck next to Wednesday is probably no walk in the park—we all know Weds has got a HUGE ego—but Tuesday always rolls around without a single complaint despite its lack of recognition. It's reliable! And I feel like we oughta celebrate Tuesday's special gung-ho nature with a little sale. Hey, it's just my way of giving back to the weekly community! Fall of the Evening Star, Little Law, and Parcel Post 2nd Gen. will all be available for purchase here in La Victoire, so let's take a look!


See that, Tuesday? We're gonna make you the most fashionable day ever. All the other days of the week are gonna be so jealous! Especially that high and mighty Saturday—if you ask me, that snob needs to be taken down a few pegs. So show your support for Tuesday and drop by La Victoire to try on our stylish new wares! But you gotta come in the next twenty-four hours if you're interested in picking up any of these particular items, 'cause I sure as heck am not celebrating Wednesday's achievements! See you there!

Visit La Victoire!

19 Philosopher's Caches are coming to the Bifrost!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Philosopher's Caches are coming to the Bifrost! - [NPC] Cresento Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:53 pm

Hello, Gaians. I've interesting news of an oft-requested item making its way to the Bifrost's shelves: the Philospher's Cache. As you may be aware, the Philosopher's Cache opens up to reveal an assortment of useful components, allowing you to choose one that you may then use for future alchemization. Or for other more nefarious purposes. It really doesn't matter to me. Either way, this highly useful item shall now be making the Bifrost its permanent home. Visit our store if you'd like a sampling of our precious alchemy ingredients and components, or if you'd like to see these Philosopher's Caches for yourself. I expect you to conduct yourself quietly and to not pester me during your visit. Any requests for conversation will be ignored or promptly redirected to Nicolae.

Good day.

Visit the Bifrost

20 Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:45 am

Hello there, Gaians! Another treat for you today: this time worthy of the divine! For a limited time only, Mini Angel Wings and Golden Laurels are in La Victoire!


Hurry, these items will only be on sale for the next 24 hours!

Visit the Cash Shop!!

20 Cash Shop Update: Royal Seasons Bundle!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Royal Seasons Bundle! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:10 pm

Y'know, Gaians, a lot of people say I've got fire in my blood. But I think those people know nothing! Sure, mine is the (terrifying) fury, but there is nothing more important to me than family, duty, and honor. I guess I'm just old fashioned like that! That said, though, you oughta hear me roar; I might be a tiny and adorable but there's a reason I still stand unbowed, unbent, and unbroken in the face of tyranny! Well, admittedly, Cygnus isn't really much of a tyrant -- kind of more an awkward purple couch that happens to move and talk on occasion. Still, there are times where he tries to assert his dominance via the occasional prank! Here's the problem with that, though: a kitten star always pays his debts. You try to pull the wool over my eyes and let me tell you, I'm-a strike you back like a red viper! But enough rambling, guys, 'cause La Victoire is still growing strong! We've got an amazing new Royal Seasons Bundle to celebrate the fact that winter is coming, chock full of glittering goodies sure to send you over the wall with excitement!

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Lord Winter commands both wind and frost, transforming the land into a frigid tundra where life is both difficult and fragile. He was so cold-hearted and cruel that no one believed he had any capacity for kindness in him, but upon seeing the lovely Winter's Rose his furious blizzards have turned into gentle flurries. Includes his furred cape, silver crown, unkempt hair, pants, armored boots, vest, and gloves.

Winter's Rose enjoys nothing more than basking in the warmth of spring and summer, and her very presence caused blossoms to flower all around her. Even in Lord Winter's bleak cold, her brilliant flowers continued to bloom; but their petals turned a pale, frosted white. Lord Winter was captivated by her beauty and invited her to be his Lady, and Winter's Rose has helped melt his icy heart. Includes her crown, flowered mantle, slender legs, bodice, trailing train, and her spirits of spring.

Autumn the Steed is rumored to appear with the changing of the seasons, his great hooves galloping against the fallen leaves.

Available exclusively in the Royal Seasons Bundle: A massive seat upon which to intimidate your foes, the Black Throne is made of twisted iron and yields itself only to those who claim the seasons.


Hoo! I've got chills, guys. You wanna check out these totally epic items? Then come on down to La Victoire!

Visit La Victoire!

21 Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement lash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:57 am

Ugh. Guys. The suffering is... it's too much! I can't take it anymore! Phew. Okay, gotta calm down. So here's the thing: Cygnus? Has discovered a love of polka music. Don't ask me how he got a polka album to begin with—I thought those things were all wiped out after the great Tuba Wars of '87—but the infernal thing has been playing for the past forty-eight hours straight and I'm. About. To lose it. I begged him to turn it off but Cygnus just gave me a funny look that I swear might've been a smirk and then set the stereo on a shelf too high for me to reach. Look, how much can I be expected to take here? It literally feels like my brain is about to liquify out my ears. I need something, ANYTHING, to distract me from the pain of my lamenting my existence! Something sweet, perhaps? A guardian angel?

Oh, hey, that gives me an idea! I'll distract myself with a sale. Maybe if there are lots of people in the store it'll drown out the noise! So, uh, piggybacking off what I just said earlier... We'll be offering Butterfly's Lament, Cupcake Darling, and the Angelic Bracelet here in La Victoire! Marvel at their sparkliness!


Yes, yes. Those will do nicely. Just... please. Save me, guys. I can't take this anymore. I've only got enough stock to last me the next twenty-four hours, so hopefully Cygnus will either tire of polka music or, I don't know, spontaneously explode by then. My sanity is in your hands, Gaians!

Vjsit La Victoire!

21 FYI - Playplus taking over support issues for Soul CrashEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement FYI - Playplus taking over support issues for Soul Crash - admin Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:59 pm

Hi Soul Crashers,

Starting on November 21, 2013, our partner and the developer of Soul Crash, Playplus, will be taking over all support issues for the game.

What this means for players is that moving forward, any issues you may experience while playing Soul Crash will now be handled by the Playplus customer support team who can be contacted by emailing their support team at: soulcrash_fb@playplus.net

To help players avoid any confusion once the change is made, once this transition is complete, links to Soul Crash will be removed from Gaia.

We appreciate the dedication and passion you Soul Crashers have brought to the game, and hope that you continue to have fun with Soul Crash as you have in the past!

22 Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:57 pm

Hey hey, Gaians! Man, it's starting to get kinda chilly out there, huh? I used to be able to nap anywhere in this store but now I kinda gotta chase the sunbeams around in order to achieve optimal napping belly warmth. It's very important, you know. Sleeping without a toasty tummy can have dangerous side effects, the most dire of which is your stomach being kind of cold. What kind of monster would want to live like that? But here's the problem: waking up every hour or so to scoot a few inches into a beam of bliss isn't exactly super restful. So I'm looking for some alternatives to keep me nice and cozy while I indulge in my daily eighteen hours of sleep! I've got a few new items in today, lessee... La Bella Figura, Twilight Star Sister, and Fallen Wish 12th Gen. all look pretty comfy. Let's give 'em a shot!


Oh yeah. I can see myself bundling up in any of those and having a good nap, lemme tell you. No more sun scooting! Whether they'll keep my tummy nice and warm remains to be seen, but there's only one way to find out. With that said, I'm off to test the babies out! I'll be over there in my new nest of fancy clothes, blissfully sleeping the day away. If you wanna buy one of these super swank new garments, I suggest talking to Cygnus in the next twenty-four hours about it! See ya when I wake up, all right?

Visit La Victoire!

22 EI Report: Volant Reverie, and introducing Wandering MaestroEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Volant Reverie, and introducing Wandering Maestro - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:47 pm

Friday has come at last, science fans! Can you believe it's only been a week since our last EI Report? It feels like so much has happened in the past seven days! Did you know that this is the first week in three (or possibly five, or six, or maybe seven) years that we've had absolutely no catastrophic incidents here at the Evolving Item Labs? I feel like we scientists deserve a hearty round of applause! Congratulations, all of you! You've managed to become almost competent! I've never been so proud. But that's not all the good news we have this week, Gaians: we've discovered a brand new EI that I'm sure will absolutely knock your socks off, should you be wearing any! And you absolutely should be, by the way. It's very dangerous to wander around an active laboratory without besocked feet. All righty then, let's take a look at Volant Reverie and the captivating Wandering Maestro up close!

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Volant Reverie: Babette's balloon first took her to a strange world covered with a sheet of shimmering, prismatic ice. The snow stretched as far as the eye could see, but despite the freezing temperatures the world was beautiful and peaceful. Such a relief from the usual cacophony of the circus life! But Babette's sense of wonder soon faded, and she realized this icy planet was too cold and desolate. Saddened but not defeated, Babette reinflated her balloon and let it carry her over somewhere new.


Wandering Maestro: The Bard had seen a great many wonderful things in all his travels. He’d marveled at massive ivory castles with their colored banners snapping in the wind, crept through dense forests full of flowering trees that rained delicate pink petals on his head. The Bard had climbed the intimidating gray mountains of the North, whose peaks pierced into the heavens themselves, and crossed eastern rivers so still and clear that his face was perfectly reflected in the waters. All along his journey he had brought his viola, his dearest companion, and with it he plied his trade to whomever would give him an ear. The Bard had played for grand kings and their magnificent courts, all silken finery and polite decorum, but he’d also played in taverns with watery ale and cheerfully raucous patrons. He’d practiced in fields of wheat and barley for an audience of old farm dogs, and he’d composed ballads alone in a cave with little save a patch of glowing moss to illuminate his page. He had been there and done that, but so long as he got to play his music the Bard was happy.

He’d lived like this for a very long time. So many beautiful sights, and yet now the only thing the Bard longed to see was a familiar face. He came from a long line of musicians; they had all been scattered to the winds, like he had, playing for whatever audience they could find. But the Bard had located them, one by one. After all this time away from his family, after everything he’d accomplished, everything he had just learned… He had to see them all again. And so the Bard took up his viola and donned his cloak once more, the wind at his back as he started his journey.


Ah, new EIs. Funny how they always kind of smell like the interior of a new car! Or perhaps freshly baked warm cookies. A pine forest? Wait, no, now I smell burnt rubber. Huh. Wait a second... Is there a leak in the Scent Lab again? All those explosive gases... oh no. My beautiful accident-free week! I have to run and seal off an entire wing of the Labs, but thanks for tuning in, science lovers! Don't forget to vote in this week's EI Poll! I'm off to find myself a gas mask and a few brave interns. See you next week!

Get Your Evolving Items

23 Alchemy UpdateEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Alchemy Update - [NPC] Captain Cresento Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:07 pm

Good evening, you lot.

Normally, I wouldn't have an announcement for you - announcements are so common, don't you think? I digress.

I was told you needed to be informed of the following changes I've made:

1) The Philosopher's Cache in The Bifrost now has a price of 50,000 Gaia gold. I was told you thought this would be a good thing. It might be, or might not be - good is subjective. Whatever.

2) Flynn’s Plunder has been updated with an assortment of rare and valuable formulas and components which will only be available for the next week. You might want to get on this as these formulas and components will be cycled out of Flynn's Plunder at some point next Friday. Don't blame me if you miss getting them - you have been duly warned.

That is all. Carry on as you were.

24 Flynn's Booty - 6hr SaleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flynn's Booty - 6hr Sale - [NPC] Flynn Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:16 pm

Avast ye, Gaians! Flynn here again, to share with you the sweet spoils of intergalactic piracy! Flynn's Booty, Flynn's Chest, and bundles of each are going to be in La Victoire from 2pm - 8pm PST before I ship off again. Each Booty has the chance of containing up to 100 million gold, and each Chest up to 250 million! So get your gold while the gettin's good!

Grab Some Gold

25 Thanksgiving is coming to Gaia!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Thanksgiving is coming to Gaia! - [NPC] Turkey Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:52 pm

SQUAWK! It's that time of year again, Gaians! Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and to celebrate I'm going to be offering everyone a feast of fun activities to be thankful for!

Switchem has returned with brand new Thanksgiving-themed flair, and a whole new item set sure to help you look your best for the holiday!

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Play Switchem Now


On top of that, the Gobble Gobble Bang Bang! game based on Frontier Skies is making its triumphant return to Gaia! Time to go hunt some turkeys... erm, I mean tofurkeys! You don't want to hunt turkeys at all, do you? No one wants to hurt a turkey. I'm told we taste awful, like year old gym socks. You'll earn tickets and even an achievement as you fight for the type of food you like the most (hint: the correct answer is veggies).

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Play GGBB Now


And, of course, I'll be popping into the occasional conversation in the Happy Thanksgiving! forum to shower you with my wealth of turkey knowledge. Not many people realize how clever a bird we turkeys are, but there's a reason we haven't gone extinct after all these Thanksgiving celebrations! If you're lucky, I just might give you something to celebrate too.


Visit the Forum Now


So get ready to get festive, Gaians! Thanksgiving is officially here, gobble! Don't spend too much time at the dinner table though, the festivities will end at 12:00pm PST on Monday December 2 so act now and make sure you're not too late!

25 Get a head start on December's CI with Advance Chance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Get a head start on December's CI with Advance Chance! - [NPC] Ivan Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:22 pm

Hello, Gaians. Normally I would spend this time regaling you with tales of my misadventures as a youth, or perhaps giving you more details on my exciting life as an accountant, but I'm afraid I have something very unusual to report today. Whilst I was going about my daily business of calculating the sales tax on a few new ties that I purchased, I had a sudden... sense. Sense of what, you might ask? Truthfully, I'm not sure. Perhaps I'm only the pawn of some greater power who suddenly endowed me with an odd premonition. Either way, I felt I had to make my move. I was compelled to go check on December's Advance Chance, and bizarrely enough I discovered that it had split into two separate bundles! I'm not particularly clever with names so I've dubbed these strange new bundles the December 2013 Light Advance Chance and the December 2013 Dark Advance Chance. I've never seen anything like this before, Gaians! I was almost afraid to touch them, truthfully, but I eventually mustered the courage to pick one up and found it was slightly heavier than a normal Advance Chance. It didn't burn or hiss or yell any obscenities at me, though, so I think it's safe. Perhaps I ought to summon a priest to look these bundles over, just in case. Or maybe a bishop? I don't know. How very strange...

What will the next CI be? Nobody is quite sure, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the December 2013 Light Advance Chance and December 2013 Dark Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.


I wish I knew what else to say, Gaians, but I'm just as bewildered as you are. The contents of this CI will no doubt be fit for kings and queens, but I haven't slightest clue as to why there are suddenly two of them! What could this possibly mean? Why do these bundles carry extra heft? And why was I charged a six percent sales tax on my ties when it was only supposed to be five percent? Strange things are afoot, Gaians. Forces are stirring, I can feel it in my very bones. Perhaps I ought to find myself a tower to hide in, with an old-fashioned knight in shining armor outside to protect me from all the danger. But if you're feeling braver than I am, feel free to inspect these oddities up close at La Victoire! Goodbye, Gaians!

Get Your Advance Chance!

25 The Black Friday Sale starts soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The Black Friday Sale starts soon! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:03 pm

Oh man, Gaians. I'm getting that tingling in my ears and in my tail again. Y'know what that means, don't you? It means that our famous Black Friday Sale is going to be starting shortly! At 12:00 AM PST on November 27, to be precise. I've got Cygnus in the back tidying up the store in preparation for all the amazing things we're going to be offering. We've had to put in a bunch of extra shelves for all the popular Cash Shop and Chance Item favorites, the gorgeous new recolors, and incredible brand spankin' new item sets we're going to be stocking! Curious? Me too. Unfortunately all the new stuff is still in boxes and so I can't show them off to you yet! But take a look at all this sweet swag that I can show you:


Wow. That is some straight up fanciness right there. This Black Friday Sale is going to be fantastic! We're going to be offering a variety of items from 500 Gaia Cash all the way up to 100,000 Gaia Cash, so you're sure to find something you love! I even made you guys this super handy schedule with a list of all of our sales and what times they'll be happening. And if you keep your eyes peeled you might even find a surprise or two here in La Victoire—but don't tell anyone I told you! That's a secret, all right?

All right, folks! I've got a lot of preparations to make, but I can't wait to see you down at La Victoire!


Get Gaia Cash!

27 The Black Friday Sale has begun!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The Black Friday Sale has begun! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:40 pm

Oh man, guys! I'm so excited I can hardly think straight! Our amazing, splendtastic, fabifferous, totally wicked awesome Black Friday Sale has officially kicked off! I'm so stoked I might EXPLODE or turn into a comet or something! We've got tons of stuff to show off to you, so I'm gonna take a page from Cygnus' book here and get right down to all the good stuff! Here we goooo:

First of all, we're gonna have a bunch of great items in La Victoire throughout the entire sale. That's right, they're gonna be here until Monday when the sale ends! There's a lot of 'em, so I'm gonna take a deep breath and rattle them all off in one go!

  • 2k13 Rare Pet Pack: This adorable little bundle of joy gives you the opportunity to win one of Gaia's rarest pets! You might even score a new, super cute recolor of Tunnu called Dumpling the Bear!
  • SDPlus PLATINUM Blind Box: Our SDPlus Blind Box makes its triumphant return, giving you the chance to win some of the rarest SDPlus dolls available!
  • Marionette Bundle: Love the fashionable Marionette sets? Then this bundle is for you! Includes Crimson Marionette, Icy Marionette, Ashen Marionette, and the brand new Inverse Marionette.
  • Color Bundle: We'll be bringing in a new color bundle every day of the sale! Each of these bundles are packaged with tons of color-coordinated goodies for a great deal. There are six in total, so be sure to visit every day to collect them all!
  • Jophiel's Wings and Israfil's Wings: Gorgeous, fluffy wings in lovely new colors sure to make you feel lighter than air.


We're also going to be offering some amazing, never before seen sets here in La Victoire; I'm super excited to reveal these, so take a gander! The new Somber Bloom, Azure Mystere, Maisy Lovely Locks, Disgrace of Hubris, and Wintergreen Refrain are not only gorgeous, they're also going to be available in limited quantities for that extra air of mystique. There will only be 500 of each item listed above released during the Black Friday Sale—and we guarantee none of these items will be directly rereleased for another six months. That makes these items beautiful and extra special, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for them!


But that's not all: we've also stocked up on some amazing new recolors that are sure to impress. Marionette's Bangs, Rosamund's Passion, Fiery Ascension, Princess of the Heavens, Moonlight Silverstene, Bitter Sweets and Butterfly Jab are all going to be up for grabs, so be sure to take a look and see if anything strikes your fancy!


Last but not least, we've got a bunch of favorites from La Victoire and previous Chance Items just waiting to go to a good home! We'll be stocking up on a ton of goods so make sure you stop by La Victoire to pick up one of these familiar beauties!

This is really going to be the biggest, best Black Friday Sale ever! Make sure you have your Black Friday Sale schedule handy so you don't miss out on any of your favorite items, and remember that all the times listed are Pacific Standard Time! And while you're perusing our wares here at La Victoire, just remember that we might put an extra surprise or two on the shelves... See you in the shop, Gaians!

Go to the Cash Shop!


'*schedule and pricing subject to changes

27 Black Friday Sale 2k13: Wednesday's Deals!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Black Friday Sale 2k13: Wednesday's Deals! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:58 pm

Hey, everyone! It's almost hard to believe our Black Friday Sale has only just begun! We're off to a great start, lemme tell you. I've got Cygnus manning the register right now because I'm too busy being super excited about all these great sales! Wanna hear 'em? Good, 'cause I wanna talk about them. We've already had tons of amazing deals out today, but there's still so much to look forward to: Wintergreen Refrain and Azure Mystere are both making their debut today, and for Wedsnesday only we're going to have to be offering the Marionette Bangs to help keep your hair lookin' super, super fly. All right, can't stay and chitchat! Looks like we've got another wave of customers coming in! See you later, Gaians!

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Visit the Black Friday Sale Page

27 Well done Gaia! -You raised $7,000 for Typhoon Haiyan reliefEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Well done Gaia! -You raised $7,000 for Typhoon Haiyan relief - admin Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:13 pm

Hello Gaia!

We wanted to take a moment today to THANK YOU all for your generous support in purchasing the recent Halo of Bayanihan charity item to benefit victims of the Typhoon Haiyan.

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As you know, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the Halo of Bayanihan item were going towards the International Committee of the Red Cross to help fund relief projects in the area, such as providing food and other essential supplies to those in need.

We are so very pleased to let you know that through your purchase of the Halo of Bayanihan charity item, you all raised an incredible $6,902.50 USD to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan. We here at Gaia HQ are so impressed with your willingness to help others in need that we decided to round the donation number up to an even $7,000 USD!

In case you are wondering, we already sent the money along - here is a copy of the check (with personal account information removed for security reasons of course!) that was sent to the American Red Cross:

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This is truly amazing – what fabulous community support and generosity! Thank you again for helping us to partner with the American Red Cross for this important fundraiser. We know that they truly appreciate your support as they work to help those affected by the recent disaster.

Well done Gaians - as always, you have shown the generousness of spirit and compassion that we have come to expect from such an amazing community.

- Gaia Online Staff

28 Black Friday Sale 2k13: Thursday's Deals!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Black Friday Sale 2k13: Thursday's Deals! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:53 pm

We're on day two of our Black Friday Sale, guys, and I gotta say: it's been pretty dang spectacular so far. I just ate about fifteen packets of sugar and I am RARIN' to go, kids! Cygnus mumbled somethin' kind of quiet about a turkey and some cranberry sauce but who has time for that kind of stuff when there are so many exciting deals going on right now? Like the new, super swanky Disgrace of Hubris or the regal Princess of the Heavens sets appearing for the first time today! Or maybe you're interested in something a little more PINK? We've stocked up on Rosamund's Passion for today only, so you should totally check that out! Oh, and did any of you guys catch those nifty little surprises we put up for sale yesterday? Well, don't worry if you missed 'em! We've got plenty more coming up. Okay, back to work! See you around!


Go to the Cash Shop

Visit the Black Friday Sale Page

29 Black Friday Sale 2k13: Friday's Deals!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Black Friday Sale 2k13: Friday's Deals! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Mon Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:42 pm

Day three, ladies and gents: the big Friday itself! Weirdly enough my fur didn't turn black today? Cygnus told me everything gets colored black on Black Friday, like someone grabbed a sharpie and got really really mad, but he's still purple! I feel betrayed. Betrayed, I tell you! I'll never trust again. But at least I've got these super amazing sales to look forward to! We've got the dainty new Somber Bloom set making its debut here at La Victoire, as well as the return of Moonlight Silverstene. And only available today, a burnin' hot recolor: Fiery Ascension! Man, that is spicy! Just remember that our sale doesn't end today, Gaians; we're keepin' this party going until Monday! Hope to see you guys in La Victoire!


Go to the Cash Shop

Visit the Black Friday Sale Page

29 EI Report: Wandering Maestro and Volant Reverie!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Wandering Maestro and Volant Reverie! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:17 pm

Hello, Gaians! I trust you all had a great Thanksgiving? We here at the Labs celebrated in style, which is to say we taped a couple of dead leaves to the windows and then got right back to work. Festive! Sure, I heard a lot of interns and assistants grumbling about being "hungry" or "wanting to see their families" or "Dr. Singh I've got chemicals in my eyes it burns" and other such nonsense, but that's no excuse to abandon your post! Science never sleeps, friends, and neither will we so long as there are things to discover! Anyway, we here at the Evolving Item Labs worked tirelessly throughout the entire holiday to bring you this week's report. Was it worth it? I certainly seem to think so! We've got more evolutions from Wandering Maestro and Volant Reverie to take a look at, so let's get started!

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Wandering Maestro: It had surprised the Bard to learn that his mother and father were in a village only a day's walk from where he started his journey. He found them playing in an inn together, the sound of their music a familiar comfort to his heart. At first the Bard chose to simply stand out of sight, appreciating the delicate chords his mother plucked from her lute and the strong, brassy notes his father played on his trumpet. But it wasn't long before a nostalgic melody reached his ears; a lullaby his parents had sung to him as a child. Smiling, the Bard took up his viola and began to play a harmony as he made his way towards them, his heart pounding a matching rhythm in his chest.

The song gradually drew to a close and the Bard suddenly found himself wrapped in his parents' arms, hugging him so hard he felt as if he couldn't breathe. The love in their voices hadn't faded one bit, but his parents -- well, they looked different. The lines in his mother's face had furrowed themselves deeper, and her hands trembled a bit when she wasn't playing. Had his father's hair always been that gray? The Bard had come here to tell them everything he had learned recently, but he realized he simply... couldn't. Instead the Bard raised his viola and invited his parents to play once more.

So they did. All night they played and sang, until their arms were tired and their throats were sore. And in the morning the Bard put on his cloak and left the inn, his journey far from over.


Volant Reverie: Babette clung to her balloon as she drifted over countless worlds, eventually choosing one at random to make her descent. She landed in a field full of flowers of all colors and shapes, the sweet scent almost as intoxicating as this new world's beauty. She was greeted by the tiny, pixie-like inhabitants of the world who called themselves the Arnanthe. These strange natives immediately adored Babette, and she soon loved them in return. The Arnanthe took to calling Babette their beloved princess, and every day they gathered the freshest, most fragrant flowers into extravagant bouquets to present to her. But it wasn't long before Babette began to feel sick; her body was so weak, and her heart grew heavy with a terrible sadness. It seemed as if the pollen from the Arnanthe's world of flowers was toxic to her, causing Babette to fall very ill. Although Babette loved the Arnanthe and their perfumed world, she knew she could no longer stay. And so Babette inflated her balloon once more and allowed herself to be carried away, waving a tearful goodbye to the people who had been so kind to her.


Wow! That was certainly something, wouldn't you say? I know I'm a bit late, but if there's one thing I'm thankful for it's Evolving Items like these! Wanna show your gratitude? Then head on over to our Weekly EI Poll and tell us which item was your favorite! And don't forget to visit La Victoire if you want to study this week's evolutions up close. See you next time, science fans!

30 Gold Shop Update: New traditional sets in Global Imports!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold Shop Update: New traditional sets in Global Imports! - [NPC] Josie Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:35 pm

Hi guys! Man, it feels like it's kinda been a while since we've talked, huh? I've been so busy lately that I've barely had any time to stop and chat! I finally did some of that traveling I've been talking about for years, and seeing the world with my own eyes was... incredible. Life changing, even! But what really stuck out to me as a purveyor of fine garments was the beautiful diversity of clothing and styles all over the world. The rich fabrics, lush colors, and remarkable fashions just really spoke to me, y'know? They practically sang! Anyway, I made sure to bring back lots and lots of souvenirs from my trip. Now where did I put those... Aha! Found 'em. Like I said, I brought back tons of pretty things, and now I'm going to make them all available to you! Take a look:

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These clothes look great on everybody, let me tell you. I think every single item is a real show stopper. So are you guys ready to turn some heads? Then come visit me at Global Imports! I'm still unpacking so I might be a little slow to respond, but I'd really love to see you there! Bye now!

Visit Global Imports!

30 Black Friday Sale 2k13: Saturday's Deals!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Black Friday Sale 2k13: Saturday's Deals! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:41 pm

Hey, Gaians! Our Black Friday Sale is still going strong as you can plainly see. Me, on the other hand? Phew. I'm wearin' down a bit, admittedly. I managed to catch a brief sixteen hour nap but that's not nearly enough to sustain my obnoxious amount of energy! I gotta pump myself up! Hold on, give me a second... OKAY. WE'RE GOOD. TODAY WE'VE GOT --

Uh. Sorry, Jet just passed out on the floor. Like, face first. I'm pretty sure he's still breathing, so I'm gonna finish up this announcement, I guess. We've got a pretty nifty recolor called Bitter Sweets available for purchase today only. It looks nice. We've got other sweet deals appearing today like Faded Revenant and Golden Belle. So, uh. Stop in. I guess. Whatever.

Go to the Cash Shop

Visit the Black Friday Sale Page

30 Save 25% on GCash!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Save 25% on GCash! - admin Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:50 pm

Hello, Gaians! We're very excited to bring back one of your favorite offers: if you purchase Gaia Cash with Paypal or credit card, you'll receive a 25% discount on your purchase! This offer won't last long, so be sure to pick up some Gaia Cash before then to take advantage of this amazing bargain!

(Note: This offer only good for a limited time! When taking advantage of this offer you will see the discount displayed to you on the GCash purchasing page!)

Get Some GCash

December Edit

01 Black Friday Sale 2k13: Sunday's Deals!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Black Friday Sale 2k13: Sunday's Deals! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:40 pm

Hi, guys! So I just chugged about fifteen cans of Scarlet Heifer and WHOO. Lemme tell you! I am feelin' up! So, all right! Let's do this! We've got bargains, man. Awesome bargains. La Victoire is literally so full of bargains that it's about to pop like a balloon. Today's item is the brand new Amusing Manner, which is great if you wanna make faces at your weird purple friends! We've got tons of other stuff too like Copper Belle and Petulant Enchanter! So visit La Victoire and check out all the great deals we've got going on today! Oh, and uh. Bring some packets of sugar and Scarlet Heifers, if you don't mind. See you real soon!


Go to the Cash Shop

Visit the Black Friday Sale Page

01 Special Savings this Sunday!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Special Savings this Sunday! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Mon Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:12 pm

Hey there shoppers! Just wanted ta tell you that Cygnus and I are feeling extra cheery tonight! Well, okay, mostly me. Cygnus doesn't ever seem to get excited. Maybe this is the fifteen cans of Scarlet Heifer talking, but I've decided to celebrate by putting some super-special-secret items in the store from 7-9pm PST tonight!

Visit the Shop

02 Last day of the Black Friday Sale!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Last day of the Black Friday Sale! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:35 pm

This is it, boys and girls! Our final day! It's hard to believe it's almost the end, huh? I'm kind of surprised I lasted the entire time, honestly. I'm about 97% sure I've replaced all my blood with a combination of Scarlet Heifer and Splendoo packets. But I digress! Since this is our final day, we gotta go out with a bang, right? RIGHT. So what have we got today? Tons of great stuff! Butterfly Jab is going to be on sale for today only, and we've got other treats such as Nice Suit for Work and Stellar Rain up for grabs! And if you think the surprises are over—well, lemme just say, you probably wanna check out La Victoire at about 7:00 PM PST. There just might be a surprise for you on our shelves! All right, I'm off to finish this sale just like I started it: babbling incoherently and inhaling tons of sugar! See you guys real soon!


Go to the Cash Shop

Visit the Black Friday Sale Page

02 Super Black Friday 2k13 Grab Bag is here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Super Black Friday 2k13 Grab Bag is here! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:33 pm

This is truly the stuff of myth and legend, folks. Remember that awesome sale we just had? I sure do! Like it was yesterday, practically. Which is kind of weird because the sale is still ongoing! Huh. You'd think my memory would be better. Anyway! So, that sale was full of tons of really fantastic items, right? Well guess what! I've chucked them all into this bag and I'm giving you the chance to score ANY item from our fabulous Black Friday Sale! That's right: anything worth 1000 Gaia Cash all the way up to the fabled Angelic Halo are going to be in this awesome Super Black Friday 2k13 Grab Bag, along with two extra surprises! Y'see, I added The Nefarious Queen of Solair and the The Tyrannical Duke of Lalune as an extra bonus 'cause I'm getting into the holiday spirit. Pretty sweet, right?

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So if you missed picking up one of your favorite items, or if you're just lookin' for an awesome deal to end your Thanksgiving break with, the Super Black Friday 2k13 Grab Bag is a great option! We're only gonna have 'em until the sale officially ends at 11:59 PM PST tonight, so get 'em while they're hot! See you around, Gaians!

Go to the Cash Shop

Visit the Black Friday Sale Page

04 Flynn's Booty and Chest are back!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flynn's Booty and Chest are back! - [NPC] Flynn Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:09 pm

Blimey, Gaians! Why is it so hard to find good help these days? You see, I enlisted an entirely new crew to man my spaceship. Seems like a great idea, right? Especially after my last crew proved to be a bunch of mutinous bilge rats! Their crime? Well, let me just say this: no one, no one, steals Cap'n Flynn's sea salt chocolate bars and lives to tell the tale. But this new crew I hired is terrible! Maybe I should've hired aliens that had already evolved opposable thumbs? In retrospect I guess I should have realized that these thumbless Snorfs wouldn't be able to climb the rigging and tie all the fancy knots that a vessel like mine needs. Sigh. I've put out a "Help Wanted" ad in Brethren of the Space Coast Monthly, but I guess I'm landlocked until I hear some responses.

So while I'm in town, why not do a little profiteering on the side? I've put Flynn's Booty, Flynn's Chest, and bundles of each in La Victoire! Each Booty has the chance to contain up to 100 million gold, and my Chest contains up to 250 million gold! I'm gonna be stuck here by the phone, but I should be shipping out around 8:00 PM PST tonight whether I get a response or not. I heard the IMBUTS were sniffing around these parts again and I don't much fancy an encounter with them.

Grab Flynn's Booty!

04 Last chance to grab Verdant Grove!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Last chance to grab Verdant Grove! - [NPC] Ivan Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:20 pm

Incredible news, Gaians! I've managed to escape the massive labyrinthine forest, and am currently working on reintegrating myself back into society. Given that I was gone for nearly a month, surviving on nothing save a few bites of jerky and a couple of sips of water a day, I have to assume that things have changed in my absence. Do we have flying cars yet? Self-warming sweaters? Effective cat sedatives? No, really—do we have anything I can use to humanely sedate Mr. Bibbles for a bit? Because while we were wandering through the Verdant Grove his coat got all matted, and he sort of looks like a walking ball of mud and leaves at the moment. I'd very much like to clean him up but he's still rather angry with me, and frankly I'm kind of terrified of him. I think he's gone a bit feral? But either way, I survived! I camped! I communed with nature! I hallucinated after eating some oddly colored mushrooms! If that doesn't make me a rugged survivalist, I don't know what does. But if anyone else is interested in visiting the forest, the Verdant Grove should still be accessible for a little bit longer. Who knows? Maybe you'll find a a Cash Shop favorite, a valuable rare item, or one of these amazing new exclusives amongst the trees:


If you feel the need to soak in nature's beautiful bounty, you have until December 10 before Verdant Grove leaves the shop! Personally, I have no desire to go camping again any time soon. Let's just say that I learned my lesson the hard way. Civilization all the way for this particular accountant and his annoyed feline companion!

Visit the Verdant Grove!

05 Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:41 pm

Hey hey, Gaians! I can't believe it's already July! Man, it feels like the year is going by so fast, but it's reassuring to know that we at least have half the year left to finish our new year's resolutions, and—Wait, what? What?! Cygnus just informed me that it's December. I -- how could this happen? I thought I had so much time left, Gaians! Now I'll never manage to finish my new year's resolution of finishing a sudoku puzzle! Aww, man. This is kind of a bummer, honestly. Well, I guess I gotta make the most if it. 'Tis the season, right? Gotta cheer myself up with a little sale! We got some fresh new stock in after the Black Friday sale, so lesse... Looks like it's DJ Studio Headphones, Yakisoba Shift, and Shinjuku Nobody. Stylin'! Check out the pretties:


Man, seeing items as cool as these almost takes my mind off the fact that I'm a colossal failure. I'm gonna be here in La Victoire seeing I can finish this sudoku puzzle, but in the mean time why don't you stop by and check these nifty little items out? They're only gonna be here for the next twenty-four hours so you gotta move fast! See you real soon, all right?

Visit La Victoire!

06 Flash Sale and Limited Quantity ItemEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flash Sale and Limited Quantity Item - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:36 pm

Hey hey, Gaians! So I still haven't managed to finish my sudoku puzzle yet, but Cygnus told me that I couldn't really use "haven't yet fulfilled my new year's resolution" as an excuse to shirk my duties any more. Then he glared at me and started pointedly clearing his throat a lot. Eventually I got bored of the puzzle anyway, and so I figured I might as well make myself kinda useful, right? Anything to get Cygnus to stop making that awful noise. I perused our back room for a bit, trying to find somethin' real special to put on sale for you guys, and I think I found the perfect thing! Well, perfect things, anyway. We've got the mind-bogglingly terrifying Ultra Satan up for sale, as well as Rock Demon, and a brand new limited quantity item: Detached Demoness!


Ugh. Sorry, every time I look at Ultra Satan I get a weird chill down my spine. Makes my fur stand up all funny! You gotta admit that this is a pretty wicked sale overall, huh? Both literally and figuratively. Man, I don't know. The items, they just... called to me. Uh... where was I? Oh, right! So these items are all pretty special, but Detached Demoness is SUPER special on account of the fact that we've only got a few in stock to sell. We also won't be selling Detached Demoness again for a few months, so this is your chance to pick it up before it disappears for a while! We're gonna have all these goodies in stock for the next twenty-four hours, so swing round and pay us a visit!

Just don't look too closely at Ultra Satan. Why won't he stop staring at me?!

Visit La Victoire!

06 EI Report: Wandering Maestro and Volant Reverie!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Wandering Maestro and Volant Reverie! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:02 pm

Happy Friday, one and all! It's our first December update of 2013, and I figured we ought to celebrate by getting into a wintry spirit! I've made a snow machine that is currently pumping out tons of artificial snow in the Evolving Items Labs and everything is looking pretty darn festive! 'Course, it wasn't without a few hiccups. One of the assistants attempted to catch a snowflake on her tongue and I've heard she might be in the hospital for heavy metal poisoning. Which makes no sense to me, honestly! Our artificial snow slurry may have plenty of cadmium, but it has nothing to do with heavy metal bands. I don't even like that kind of music! Well, either way, there's still important work to be done. What better way to celebrate December's arrival than with a report? There simply isn't one! So let's dive right in and take a look at Wandering Maestro and Volant Reverie.

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Wandering Maestro: The Bard wandered the road for several days before finally arriving at an old fort. Though its crumbling walls were unfamiliar to the Bard, the knight guarding the entrance was not. Even the Bard could see how his face split into a giant grin as the pair locked eyes, and almost immediately the knight fell out of his stiff soldier's posture.

"Brother!" he called, and with a cacophony of clanking mail the knight abandoned his post, instead moving to pull the Bard into a bone crushingly tight hug.

It wasn't long before the two of them were reminiscing over a growing collection of empty ale mugs. Their conversation was cheerful, complete with the mild teasing his brother had always needled him with, but the knight could sense that something was weighing heavily on the Bard's mind. Their happy dialogue grew far more serious as the Bard finally revealed his reasons for seeking out his family, his brother's brow furrowing deeper and deeper as he listened. But to the Bard's own surprise, the words just kept spilling out. It had always been easy to talk to his brother, but now the Bard found himself talking about his concerns, his fears. This trip was so important to him, but the next visit was one that terrified him most. After the Bard had finished, a long silence stretched between the two. Eventually, however, his brother sighed.

"Well," the knight began, and the Bard could practically hear the concern straining his brother's voice, "I think you're doing the right thing." He lifted a hand to settle it heavily on the Bard's shoulder, giving him a slight shake. "She's older now, brother. She was so young when the incident happened, there was no way she could... Well, she was too young to understand then. But she might be more forgiving now. Go see her and tell her what you told me. It'll all work out for the better, you'll see."

Even the Bard had to smile at that. After a few more cups of ale his brother demanded he play a song "for old time's sake" and so the Bard lifted his viola to his chin and played a merry air. His brother pulled out his harmonica, dented and tarnished from age, and the two performed together as if they were once again children.


Volant Reverie: Babette's balloon carried her far, far away. It felt as if she'd been traveling for ages before she was finally dropped off in a world that looked remarkably like her own. After a few days exploring this new place, Babette realized it was absolutely perfect! There was no famine, no wars, and no diseases. Everyone lived in opulent homes, spending their time eating fine foods and going to fancy balls every night. Babette settled in quickly, eager to join in the luxury of this new lifestyle. She soon grew to love dressing herself in extravagantly beautiful clothing and dancing till the early hours. After a few months, however, Babette found herself growing weary of her new "perfect" life. She had dozens of acquaintances but no close friends, and the loneliness was beginning to weigh heavily on her heart. The people of this planet were all superficial and never forged close relationships. All they talked about was where they got their clothing, or what ball they were at last night and what ball they planed to attend the following night. Children Babette's age were a rare sight, as they were considered to be far too unruly and took too much time away from going to balls. Babette saw the truth that this seemingly perfect world was slowly dying and so regretfully, slowly floated away again.


Fascinating, isn't it? Such great evolutions! I need to head out to study these amazing findings even more closely, but if you're interested in helping out then please research these items more thoroughly in La Victoire! And, as always, don't forget to vote in this week's EI Poll. See you next Friday, science fans!

07 Score some amazing rewards with Divinity's Reach!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Score some amazing rewards with Divinity's Reach! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:35 pm

Hello, Gaians! Rigel and Mintaka here, the sparkliest space beings that ever did twinkle. Did you miss us? We certainly missed you guys! Being welcomed back home after our exile has been a wonderful experience, but sometimes we do feel as if our lives lack a certain... spark. As we were wandering around our planet, contemplating this new absence in our hearts, we both stumbled across something astounding: a cache of glittering Gaian goodies, somehow unceremoniously dumped upon our planet's surface! We have no idea how it got there, Gaians, but we did see some awfully suspicious looking wormholes the day prior. Well, the both of us realized in an instant what it was we were yearning for: the thrill of the sale! Sure, we never much enjoyed being shopkeepers, but sometimes we do miss that little adrenaline rush of putting new items on the shelves, you know? So we decided to gather up all the amazing loot we discovered and rode a wormhole back to Gaia to offer you guys a brand new Chance Item, Divinity's Reach!


Divinity's Reach is full of heavenly rewards, from sacks of gold to beautiful, super rare items! You can score up to five million gold, a popular Chance Item, one of a variety of gorgeous backwings, or possibly even a valuable 2003 Monthly Collectible! The possibilities are as endless and divine as the stars themselves, Gaians. Unfortunately, our wormhole isn't the most stable, and it's likely to close very soon! So we're only going to be here until December 9, 11:00 AM PST, otherwise we'd be stuck here again—and, no offense to anyone, but we'd rather not face a second accidental exile. Still, we're excited to be back in the merchant biz! Why not stop by La Victoire and check out Divinity's Reach? Or maybe even some of the other items they have in stock there. I have to say, things are looking admirably sparkly, even in our absence.

Until next time, Gaians!

Visit La Victoire!

07 Join us for a Merry Modmas!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Join us for a Merry Modmas! - admin Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:31 pm

Hello Gaians!

This is a special year- our 5th year in celebrating the holiday season with you! We invite you to join our Moderators, Forum Assistants and other Gaia Staff in a very special thread on this very special occasion. No need to dress formal or RSVP! Just come to our thread and hang out, chat and have fun with us through the holiday season.

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From us, to you: Have a safe and Merry Modmas!

08 Rosamund Sale in La Victoire, and Rosamund's Garland Bundle!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Rosamund Sale in La Victoire, and Rosamund's Garland Bundle! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:37 pm

Cygnus: So, uh. Hi, I guess. It's me, Cygnus. I've been tinkering around with some stuff we had in stock, and uh. Had an idea? I guess? I'm calling it the Rosamund's Garland Bundle and it's pretty excellent. And before you go around making all sorts of assumptions, let me just state for the record that I did not spend all of last night sobbing over the tragic story of Rosamund and Ciel. All right? Where would you even get a stupid idea like that? Jeeze. Just look at the pretty items, all right? Stop making assumptions about me and whether or not I write Rosamund fanfic under the pseudonym The Purple Poet which I obviously don't.

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You might've noticed something new available only in the bundle. I'm calling it Rosamund's Rage because I feel it accurately captures the angst in my soul. Or whatever. Anger. I don't know. Look, we're going to be selling all these great Rosamund items, and Rosamund Garland Bundle, here in La Victoire. It's only going to be here until December 8th, 11:59 PM PST, just keep that in mind. So stop by if that's what you want. That's it, okay? I'm not blushing! Leave me alone!

Visit La Victoire!

09 Flash Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Flash Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:06 pm

Hey ho, Gaian chums! Man, some weather we're having, huh? Can you believe all this snow? It's all over the place! Space is cold, guys, but I swear it's not as freezing as it is outside right now. Plus I don't want my beautiful fur getting all wet! And, worst of all, Cygnus insists on chucking a snowball at my head every time I try to go outside. So y'know what? I'm staying in. Gonna make some cocoa. Nap by the fire. Have a little sale! If you're looking for a little warmth, may I suggest spicing up your wardrobe some with the awesome items I've got on offer today? We've got Red Devil MiniWings, Devil's Spice, and SDPlus #290 Pepper and Mint available today. Check it out!


I'm feeling toastier already! So why not get in from the cold and stop by La Victoire to check out this great sale? Oh, and don't forget to bring some mini marshmallows for cocoa. I sort of ate all of mine already and I'm not braving this weather to pick up more!

Visit La Victoire!

09 Princess Sale in La Victoire, and Princess Voyage Bundle!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Princess Sale in La Victoire, and Princess Voyage Bundle! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:30 pm

So, I've gotten into this new thing lately. It's a new game I invented called "By Royal Decree" and it's kind of like Simon Says except only more awesome. Basically, the rule is every time you want something, all you have to do is start your sentence with "By Royal Decree" and someone has to do it for you! Namely Cygnus. He keeps insisting that he doesn't want to participate in the game but I've gotten pretty good at making him play anyway. Mostly because if he doesn't immediately obey my Royal Decree I get to throw a tantrum. (That's another rule of "By Royal Decree" by the way.) Eventually he just gives up and does what I ask! It's pretty gosh darn great, I gotta say. Makes me wonder what it's like being real royalty, you know? Which is why I've decided to have a princess-themed sale! By Royal Decree, I say we check out these super neato items:

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Man, I'm feeling more regal just looking at them! We've got all sorts of great things here, including the brand new recolor Princess of the Woods, available only in our fantastic Princess Voyage Bundle! We'll also be selling Princess of the World, Princess of the Universe, and Princess of the Heavens individually. They're only gonna be in shop until December 11th, 9:00 AM PST so if you wanna feel as royal as possible, I suggest stopping by soon! Stop by and we can boss Cygnus around together, okay?

Visit La Victoire!

10 The seal is weakening on December's Dark Advance Chance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The seal is weakening on December's Dark Advance Chance! - [NPC] Ivan Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:47 pm

Big things are happening, Gaians. I've heard rumors that certain monarchs are throwing accusations at one another wilynilly and that tempers are starting to run high. And just recently, I discovered that the December's Dark Advance Chance was vibrating as if it had just consumed fourteen cans of Red Bino and Scarlet Heifer! I've never seen anything like it, Gaians. After convincing myself that it wasn't likely to explode, I picked up the shaking box and decided to inspect it myself. You see, after all this time spent handling Advance Chances I've become something of an expert, and I can tell many things about them just from touch. Like the fact that the seal on the December's Dark Advance Chance was set to burst!

What will the next CI be? Nobody is quite sure, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the December 2013 Light Advance Chance and December 2013 Dark Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.


The December's Light Advance Chance does have a slightly weaker seal as well, but not nearly to the same point as December's Dark Advance chance. It also looks like we'll be getting to open our Advance Chances a little earlier in the day than usual this month! I also gave the box a slight shake and realized that the rattling within was completely unrecognizable to me; I can only assume that this means the box is not only slightly heavier, but also filled with only new items! What could all this mean? Are we on the cusp of all out war? There's no sure way to tell, unfortunately. We'll just have to wait and see how the next few days pan out...

Get Your Advance Chance!

11 It's time to attack in Checkmate Tactics: Opening!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement It's time to attack in Checkmate Tactics: Opening! - [NPC] Black King Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:46 pm

You've no doubt seen the message the White Queen sent out, Gaians. Once again the White Kingdom has questioned my honor, insulted my Queen, and—perhaps worst of all—they persist in lying about their true, insidious intentions. What's the matter, White King? Were you too weak to pilfer the Deep Blue yourself? Had to send your little ragtag group of "envoys" to do it for you? Or perhaps you were too afraid. Good. You have every reason to fear me and my kingdom's vast power. Why? Because it's time for war, Gaians. I am going to crush the White Kingdom like the filthy insect that it is, and I am giving you the opportunity to fight alongside my soldiers in battle. Do you want glory? A chance to demonstrate your prowess? Join my army in Checkmate Tactics: Opening and you'll get plenty of opportunity for both, that I promise you. But perhaps you're interested in a more... physical reward, shall we say? Well then. These pretty little trinkets ought to entice you:

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These treasures are proof of the generosity and wealth of my kingdom. Would you like to try your hand at earning some of them? Good. Then go—fight. Destroy all your enemies. Join us in Checkmate Tactics: Opening and help us win. And if you're a true soldier of fortune, may I suggest perhaps opting for a bundle of nine? After all, it never hurts to have more opportunities to strike down any White Kingdom scum.

See you on the battlefield.

Join the Battle!

11 Defend yourself in Checkmate Tactics: Counter!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Defend yourself in Checkmate Tactics: Counter! - [NPC] White Queen Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:49 pm

Gaians, allow me to be clear: I am not an advocate for war. But when the Black Kingdom insists on invading my lands, in attacking my people—well. I will not sit idly by. Although the Black Kingdom may have won a few scattered battles here and there, there has never been a better time to rout them. My husband, the man the Black King dared to call weak and cowardly, has already set our plans into motion and is leading our troops to battle. He intends to fight the Black Queen's troops head on. We are both certain that it won't be long before we drive these cruel invaders from our lands and claim our destined victory! But I must ask all you brave souls out there for aid. Will you fight for the White Kingdom? Will you champion our righteous and noble cause? Then join our ranks in Checkmate Tactics: Counter, friends, and together we will send these Black Kingdom curs scurrying back to the alleyways they crawled out from. I promise ample rewards to those who fight for our side. Here, take a look at the gifts we can offer:

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Needless to say, these beautiful treasures are merely the icing on the cake. Fighting for our side and destroying the Black Kingdom's army is a prize on to itself, if you ask me. Please, aid us in our battle, Gaians. Fight the Black Kingdom in Checkmate Tactics: Counter. Or test your true bravery with a bundle of nine. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and wish you well in battle!

No matter which side you choose to support, I am certain that tomorrow shall be the final, decisive battle. I suggest you ready yourself.

Join the Battle!

12 Defeat your final opponent in Checkmate Tactics: Endgame!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Defeat your final opponent in Checkmate Tactics: Endgame! - [NPC] Ivan Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:13 pm

Psst! Gaians! Over here! It's me, Ivan—I'm currently hiding under this handy table, you see. I don't really mind, since it's only slightly more cramped than my office normally is, but Mr. Bibbles doesn't seem too happy with this new arrangement. I just figured it was safe under here, what with the war going on outside. Is that still happening? I admit I'm hearing fewer cries of "FOR THE QUEEN!" and screams of "FOR THE KING!" today. Perhaps things have settled down? Is it finally safe to come out? Hang on, let me take a glance out the window, and—NOPE. Nope. Definitely not. Going to stay under this table, thank you very much. I just don't do conflict, Gaians. I want nothing to do with it. But I've heard both armies have been recruiting pretty heavily from our community, and even though the war looks like it might be trailing off I think the most decisive battle is about to be fought. I saw some pretty scary looking people out there when I took a peek. People that I certainly wouldn't want to make angry. But if you're feeling brave, I bet you could challenge them in Checkmate Tactics: Endgame. Maybe you could bring an end to all this fighting! I'm sure there would be an amazing reward in it for you if you did. Like one of these, for example:

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If you're feeling both brave and invincible, then take to the battlefield in Checkmate Tactics: Endgame! You could even demonstrate your true, unconquerable might with a bundle of nine! So get out there and crack some skulls, guys! I'm going to be very busy, myself. Cowering is an exhausting hobby.

The Final Battle Begins!

13 Friday the 13th Sale in La Victoire!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Friday the 13th Sale in La Victoire! - [NPC] Jet & Cygnus Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:42 am

Greetings, Gaians! Y'know Friday is normally a pretty big day around these parts, but Fridays that happen to also be the 13th? Man, people lose it! It's like a big national holiday here or somethin'. Pretty sure I saw Dr. Singh tippin' back a few beakers of stuff that I assume isn't deadly to ingest. Moira seemed pretty stoked about it too, somethin' about how she always enjoys "unlucky days" and "counterculture" or whatever -- I sort of stopped paying attention. But that dude Friday? Man! It's like he thinks this holiday is all about him or something. He's shifty, I tell you that. But the legion of cats he wanders around with? Yeah, they're pretty cool in my book. So long as they know I'm the top cat on Gaia, I don't got any problems with them. Actually, I think one of them -- not gonna say who! -- has an awfully pretty coat and stuff... But I digress! Friday brought me a bunch of stuff to sell for Friday the 13th, so lessee what we got! Friday XIII (real subtle there, buddy), Lucky the Cat, Unlucky the Cat, and Milk the Cat. Lookit these bundles of adorable!


Those clothes are pretty awesome too, although I imagine they're probably covered with cat fur. Which, in my opinion, only makes them more awesome. We're gonna have these on offer until midnight EST tonight when I think I'm gonna have to kick this freeloader and his army of felines out. He's eating all the stuff in my fridge and I'm getting kinda annoyed.

Visit La Victoire!

13 Divinity's Reach is back!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Divinity's Reach is back! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:19 pm

Hello, Gaians! Rigel and Mintaka here, back again on Gaia once more. We just couldn't deprive you guys of our gleaming beauty for too long! And we brought with us more Divinity's Reach chests, giving you a great opportunity to win some beautiful items or gold!

Divinity's Reach is full of heavenly rewards, from sacks of gold to beautiful, super rare items! You can score up to five million gold, a popular Chance Item, one of a variety of gorgeous backwings, or possibly even a valuable 2003 Monthly Collectible! We would normally be threatened by such incredible beauty, but our time spent in exile has clearly matured us. Instead we're merely envious that we can't keep all these Divinity's Reaches to ourselves! Still, it would be cruel not to share them with you great Gaians—even for us. But we can't stay on this planet long, as wormholes are never a particularly stable means of travel. That means we'll be leaving on December 15, 9:00 PM PST and taking all our Divinity's Reaches with us! So be sure to drop by soon to bask in our glittering presence, or to pick up a few items!

Visit La Victoire!

13 EI Report: Wandering Maestro and Volant Reverie!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Wandering Maestro and Volant Reverie! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:22 pm

Friday! The most glorious day here on Gaia! It's true! I conducted an expe