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April 21st
Idle Champions: The Grand Tour, Part 13 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Remember that time we ended up lost in the underdark? Well, it’s time to head to the kuo-toa city of Sloobludop to find our way out, but the underdark can be confusing...

Note: you will need to have completed the previous two Grand Tour Adventures, Into the Unknown and Prisoner of Velkynvelve, in order to access these new Adventures.

Lost in the Underdark

While finding your way to Sloobludop you’ll need to avoid the drow from Velkynvelve that continue to hunt you!
  • Variant: Demons Here, Demons There — Find your way to Sloobludop with a collection of demons standing in your way! Abyssal Chickens, Bulezau, and Quasits will appear in each area, causing havoc and debuffing the Champions while granting a buff to enemies.
    Reach Area 375.

Leemooggoogoon Rises

You’ve arrived in Sloobludop and just need to find a boat, which would be easy if you weren’t continually distracted with requests for assistance!
  • Variant: Stragglers — While helping the Kuo-toa, a few straggler prisoners join the formation while being accompanied to safety. Gold find is reduced by 99%
    Reach Area 375.

See the in-game Change Log for more information!
April 19th
Psychomancer Beadle & Grimm 

We are proud to partner with Take This, Parker Games, & Beadle & Grimms to offer these Psychomancer Beadle & Grimm skins, available by donating to the Boxed-In: The Enclosure Experience!"

Content Creator, Gamer, Influencer and Disney XD star Parker Coppins a.k.a. ParkerGames, has set the goal to raise $1,000,000 and vital awareness in an effort to highlight COVID’s impact on mental health.

“By raising awareness of mental health, depression and isolation – how it affects many in the gaming community, my goal will be to reinforce to those who are currently dealing with these issues, that they are not alone” said ParkerGames. “Covid has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health. I felt it was necessary to not only raise much need funds for a great cause, but in my own way help reduce the stigma about seeking support.

From April 19, 2021 to April 29, 2021, Parker will be completely isolated (under professional supervision) inside a 12’ x 9’ plexi-box located in his studio in Harlingen, TX. Each day Parker will provide his fans and over 1M followers updates by live-streaming his experiences, playing video games and encouraging those who can to donate funds to help him reach his goal. Proceeds will benefit Take This a 501(c)(3) non-profit mental health organization providing comprehensive resources and support that is tailored for the unique needs of gamers and the game development community.
  • Players and supporters can donate $10+ receive a code to unlock the exclusive Beadle & Grimms Champion and Limited Edition Psychomancer skin (limit one code per unique qualifying donor).
  • Codes will be sent to donors via email after April 28th at the conclusion of Boxed-In: The Enclosure Experience.

  • Parker will also be playing in a D&D game segment featuring Matthew Lillard from Beadle & Grimms, and Dr B from Take This as the Dungeon Master. The game starts on Monday, April 19 at 4:30 PM PT / 6:30 PM CT and ends around 7:30 PM PT / 9:30 PM CT.

  • Please be sure to add to your contacts, address book, and safe senders list to help prevent your message from ending up in spam.

  • Parker will be playing Idle Champions every morning from 6:30 AM PT / 8:30 AM CT to start his day throughout the 10-days.

The entire event will be multi-cast across Parker's YouTube and Twitch channels.
April 16th
Celebrate Bush Whacker 2's 9th Anniversary! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

As some of you may know, April 18th marks the day BW2 was first released.

Like last year, you can join a small developer celebration in the Commons where the Theater currently stands.

Much like the 8th anniversary, you'll be able to get cake, buy items from past anniversary celebrations from Nick, and complete Georgia's quest to get 5 new developer gnomes.

The celebration will start at noon Pacific on Saturday April 17th and end at noon (PDT) on Monday April 19th. Don't miss out!

Lastly, we'd like to thank you for being such an amazing community.
April 16th
COTLI: Superhero Spring 6 

No matter how perilous the world becomes, hope still remains.

Emerging from a far corner of space Garnet, Enchantress of Luck embodies power and grace, and she's here to help the Hero League to victory...

Superhero Spring 6 has begun!

Today's update also brings another batch of slot 5 runes.

New Tier 6 Crusader: Garnet, Enchantress of Luck

Tags: Event, Female, Magical, Alien, Superhero, Good

With origin stories too many to count, Garnet, Enchantress of Luck emerges from a far corner of space and reality to join your team. With her alien magic, she hexes the enemies and their bad luck is her Good Luck, as she buffs the Crusaders behind her and prepares to warp reality. When you reset the world, all her good luck becomes fuel for her powers, and she'll be able to spend some of it warping you ahead two areas at a time, as long as she has warp power.

Garnet, Enchantress of Luck is a Support Crusader. When you want to add them to your formation, you can find her in slot 34.

New Tier 6 Objectives

  • Recruit Garnet, Enchantress of Luck | Garnet takes up a slot in the formation. The Bat Billionaire and The Metal Soldierette take up spots in formation and can't be moved. The Jester spawns randomly and fires projectiles. If Garnet is killed, the formation wipes and she applies a 5% DPS debuff, stacking multiplicatively for each death. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 600.

  • Special Webbing | Arachnobuddy and Foresight take up spots in formation and can't be moved. Monsters can only be killed if stunned by Arachnobuddy's webs. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 650.

  • Alternate Reality | Thoonoose takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. All Crusaders except Gold Finders can be used.The formation has been changed. Monsters spawn in larger waves. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 675.

  • Hard Mode | Deathpuddle takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. Legendary effects are disabled. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 700.

  • Masks On |Adina the Wonderful takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. Only the Crusader in Adina's column does DPS. Only Crusaders wearing a skin can be used. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 725.

More info

You'll have until Wednesday, April 28th at 12:00 PM Pacific Time to complete Superhero Spring 6!

For more info on previous Superhero Spring Crusaders and objectives check out the Superhero Spring 5 blog post.

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Superhero Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop All Tier chests. Gear for Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4, Tier 5, and Tier 6 Crusaders will only appear in All Tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusaders. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop when you go to purchase chests with real money or event currency.

April 14th
Idle Champions Presents: A Fool's Errand Synopsis 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Find the full synopsis and links to each episode below! Warning, here be spoilers!

Our Champions have concluded their Idle Champions Presents: A Fool's Errand adventure. If you're looking for a quick recap of the adventure with links to each episode, look no further!

Idle Champions Presents: A Fool's Errand starring B Dave Walters as the Dungeon Master and Freely, Krystina Arielle as Orisha, Erin M Evans as Havilar , Mark Meer as Baeloth Barrityl Jen Kretchmer as Alyndra Saarbarand, and Adam Bradford as Briv Steelmarrow. Our adventure saw the Champions starting in the village of Hornfirth during the Festival of Fools.

We are proud to present Fool's Errand encounter, written by Scott Fitzgerald Grey for you to download and play here.

Find the full synopsis and links to each episode below! Warning, here be spoilers!

Idle Champions Presents: The Unfair Seas B Dave Walters Erin M Evans Krystina Arielle Mark Meer Jen Kretchmer Adam Bradford

Episode 1

Disembarking from their Drow submarine ride are Freely, Orisha, Baeloth, and Havilar. They’ve arrived in the village of Hornfirth during the colorful Festival of Fools, and Orisha is once again overcome with a cryptic vision and warning that she imparts to the group. Revelry with the party and the bar patrons ensues.

A sudden ruckus nearby, including the sounds of Freely calling out in distress, cause the group to dash outside. In a nearby alley, they find the halfling protecting a red panda from a pack of wild dogs. No one wants to hurt the dogs, and between some illusions, fire, and snacks they are able to convince the dogs to run away. Freely is happy to see his old friends, and introduces the red panda as Cinnamon.

Another cry of terror rings out, and running back out of the alley the heroes find a tipsy conjurer using a spell scroll to summon fiends! Spined devils, quasits, and a nightmare appear as well as a drunken group of angry party goers who want to join the fight. Our heroes are quick to dispatch the spined devils and quasits, convince the intoxicated revelers to stand down, and persuade the nightmare to a truce. The fake Halister Blackcloak is killed, and several scrolls are found on his body. Briv makes a connection with the nightmare, who agrees to come four times when he calls, before disappearing.

Link to the full episode here

Episode 2

Just as one problem is solved another commotion starts up from Heiley, a distraught festival reveler crying for help. Her husband Beirn and his friends have gone into the mountains to play a prank on the frost giant Wrerdor and his ogre servants. Normally the frost giant is a good neighbor, but the townsfolk are terrified that Wrerdor will be infuriated and attack the village. Iris the friendly beholder shows up to offer some advice on the situation and agrees to help with any plans the heroes come up with, as well as offer a new title for both Alyndra and Briv.

The group head up the mountain to try and find the pranksters before they can strike. Their way is blocked and their trip is hampered by a Sneeze Breeze trap and then a pack of angry owlbears. The creatures are quickly killed, but Orisha’s deva rewinds time to save the owlbear’s life. After casting speak with animals they discover she’s just protecting her cubs hiding in a nearby tree, so Briv casts revivify to bring the other back to life. Continuing up the mountainside, they are distracted by the sight of a flaming mountain with a massive creature flying over it that brings Havilar infernal vibes. But it’s too far away to do much about.

Eventually, they find a tunnel entrance with a sign indicating it leads to Wrerdor, and running out of the cave is a screaming woman - a member of Beirn’s crew. She relays the group put itching powder in Wrerdor’s underclothing, but the giant did not appreciate the prank and attacked. After a stern talking about the stupidity of their actions, she is sent out into the cold to head back to town while the group head into the caves to try and rescue the other eight townsfolk. After getting lost for a while they finally find the cavern with ice mephits tormenting the captured townsfolk. They defeat the creatures and free the prisoners but are informed that Wrerdor and his ogres are heading for the town to extract revenge!

Link to the full episode here

Episode 3

Beirn informs everyone that he knows a quick way to get back to town, so after a few healing words they rush off. He leads them to a log flume that can be used to get down the mountain quickly as long as they can put together a raft. Havilar’s strength and Briv’s liquid metal are put to good use in crafting the raft, Alyndra oversees the building, and Baeloth and Orisha terrify and inspire the townsfolk to help. The heroes jump on the raft and head down the flume, narrowly avoiding several potential disasters including an otter dam they manage to dodge while saving the otters. With a frantic leap, they manage to exit the raft just before hitting the lake, taking a variety of cuts and scrapes but no major injuries. While the trip was dangerous, it did manage to get them in front of Wrerdor!

Bubbles the Hollyphant appears and offers to help them scare off the giant, transforming them all into were-red pandas before disappearing again. The group prepares to try and stop Wrerdor and his three ogres, putting up a wall of fire and preparing a massive pond full of bubbles. The ogres charge into battle, but some persuasive words from Havilar and Orisha, a joke from Briv, and a command to parlay from Alyndra convinces Wrerdor to talk first. The giant admits that he’s not mad, he’s just upset he was left out of the festivities. After some discussion and calming down, Wrerdor is convinced to throw his own party! They’re going to have a foam party, with drinks and snacks, and Baeloth agrees to sing for entertainment. Orisha coordinates the decorations, Briv takes over food prep, Alyndra leads some on some calming meditation, and Freely gathers up the townsfolk to join the festivities.

The party is a success! The Festival of Fools is finished with a fantastic festival of foam!

Link to the full episode here

April 9th
BW2: Hoppy Easter Event 2021 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Happy Easter Bushwhackers!

The Easter Bunny is back in town to bring the friendly competition of his egg hunt! That's what Easter is all about, right? The yummy chocolate eggs!

Every 8 hours, you can compete against 4 residents of the Commons in the Easter Egg Hunt! Plus, after your first Hunt of the day, you can hide eggs to set-up for the next hunt and whack monsters to keep the fields safe for the children!

Having trouble winning? Why not use some bonuses, available from the shady character in the wizard hat in the Event Area. Boosts are available for purchase for Easter Tokens after you complete your first Egg Hunt of the event.

Help make the eggs with the three turn-in stations! With all the Unpainted Eggs, Dye and Wax, we can make some pretty egg designs!

Chef Elza will have her bevy of recipes for you to help her prepare to have an awesome Easter feast!

Speaking of Easter feasts, lambs are so very cute, aren’t they? Help Lambchop save her fellow fluffy lambs from ending up on Easter feast tables.

Grab Jelly Beans and Peeps every 20 hours for extra Easter progress and tokens! Plus, each of the turn-in station owners will have a bonus quest for you to complete, and you'll get to help the poor confused soul deal with Easter moving around.

You can help one character make a Chocolate Easter Egg, because who doesn't need more sugar? And you'll be able to make a custom hat! This year, you'll be able to get the hats for both genders for completing the quest for Hyatt the Hat Maker!

Finally, don't forget to help a bilby evict some invasive bunnies... a lot of them. It starts at noon on Saturday, Pacific Time, to give you time to finish it.

New for 2021:
If you can complete the event, you'll earn the next Pet Piece! Collect all 2020 holiday pet pieces to craft a unique pet!

Hyatt has a new hat to craft for you, should you bring him the supplies he needs!

There is a new 3 part quest line that unlocks in the last week of the event! Landen has some questions about the Bunnegg you and he hatched last year...

And keep your eyes peeled during the World Wide Egg Hunt starting the second Friday of the event. Not all the eggs are in the same places as last year, so work together to find them all!

Event Achievements -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

There are a total of EIGHTEEN possible achievements to earn in the Easter 2018 event.

Achievements Returning for 2021
Winner, Winner! - Win the Easter Egg Hunt. You can do it!
Greedy! - Win the Easter Egg Hunt with a perfect score.
Easter Feasting - Help the Chef prepare for the Easter feast!
Basket Weaving 101 - Complete the Easter Reeds quest 5 times.
Pro Egg Designer - Help 40 times at each of the Egg Stations.
Lambs against Lamb - Help Lambchop protest certain feast choices.
World Wide Hunter - Find 5 eggs during the World Wide Egg Hunt.
Chocolate Egg Maker - Help Edna make her own chocolate Easter eggs.
Hyatt's Hats Hustler - Help Hyatt unlock his passion for creating hats!
Bunny Invasion! - Help save the bilbies by capturing invasive bunnies during the Easter event Egg Eagle Eye - Find all 90 of the eggs during the World Wide Egg Hunt [HARD!Requires most of the Salt Desert content finished]

Added/Changed for 2021
Pastel Purchases - Purchase all the 2021 Easter custom items.*

We also have 9 achievements from previous years which may be earnable by spending Bush Bucks if you missed getting them the first time around.

Eggspressionism - Purchase all the 2020 Easter custom items.
Easter Earner - Purchase all the 2019 Easter custom items.
Eggregious Purchases - Purchase all the 2018 Easter custom items.
Easter Item Exodus - Purchase all the 2017 Easter custom items.
Easter Decorator - Purchase all the 2016 Easter custom items.
Gone Egg Crazy - Purchase all the 2015 Easter custom items.
Easter Token Finder - Purchase all of the 2014 Easter custom items.
Eggtacular - Purchase all the 2013 Easter custom items.
That's Not Fair! - Win the Egg Hunt while dressed as the Easter Bunny (2013 customization items: Rabbit Hat, Rabbit Nose and Bunny Cape)

*The Easter mini-golf piece is not included in the Pastel Purchases achievement.

Mount Sale:

New 2021 Mount:

The Enbarr is a firy green steed of an Irish sea mythos! It increases your speed by 55% and it's starting bonus increase your Energy wins by 5%!

Get this mount free with the purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more during the weekend sale running until Monday March 15th @ Noon PDT!

Pet Packs:

New 2021 Pet Packs:

COMING SOON! Keep an eye out for the sale pop-up!

The event will run until Friday April 23rd 2021 @ 12pm PDT.

Plan your attack for finding all the Easter eggs here!


How do I participate in the Easter Egg Hunt?
Talk to the NPC under the Easter Egg Hunt banner to be teleported to the hunting zone.

What do I do in the Easter Egg Hunt zone?
Click on all the crates, barrels, rocks and bushes trying to find as many eggs as you can. There are only 20 eggs hidden in all the doodads.

How do I get a perfect score in the Easter Egg Hunt?
You need to collect all 20 eggs - basically not letting any of the other hunters find any.

I’m too slow at the Hunt. How can I be better?
The NPC with the wizard hat in the event area of the Commons sells boosts for Easter Tokens. Speed up your character and distract the other hunters with his wares. Also, travel in a circle, starting in the area closest to where everyone else is being distracted. And don't click on the searchable items themselves, click beside them. Clicking on the item causes you to walk slower.

When will the last quest unlock?
All quests will be unlocked by the 10th day of the event.

What contributes to my 100% progress?
Turning in the Unpainted Eggs, the Dye and the Wax as well as completing the Easter Egg Hunt and the quests for the folks in the event area.

Why do I want to ask friends for help?
It increases the amount of progress you get from doing a turn-in.

Do I have to do the achievements?
No. Completing the goals for the achievements is totally optional. You get either a large energy pack or a title for your character from them, no event progress.

Where can I see the achievements available and how to get them?
Either on the holiday dialog, the achievements dialog, or on the blog.

When can I do the World Wide Easter Egg Hunt?
The World Wide Easter Egg Hunt starts on Good Friday - April 16th - and lasts for the rest of the event.

Where do I find World Wide Easter Egg Hunt Eggs?
Once the hunt has started, you can find eggs by clicking them in many of the zones in the world. Eggs are hidden behind rocks and trees and in tricky to access locations in normal zones, secret areas, and adventure zones all over the world. Not every area has an egg hidden in it. There are 90 eggs hidden throughout the world in total, but you'll need to be done most of the content in the game to find them all.
April 9th
BW2: April 9th, 2021 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Easter Event 2021 Update (April 9th, 2021)

- Updated Easter Event
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added new hat that Hyatt crafts
- Added continuation of Landen’s Bunnegg quest
- Added new event mounts in Bush Bucks sale and mount packs, available the first weekend of the event
- Added 3 new pets available the second weekend of the event

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
April 8th
COTLI: Grimm's Idle Tales Tier 5 Objectives 

Today's update includes eight new Tier 5 Objectives in the Grimm's Idle Tales campaign! Power up and tell yourself a tale as old as time...

Grimm's Idle Tales Tier 5 Objective Updates

Not in Kansas Anymore
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • All boss areas now have 4 waves of monsters before the boss, and the Bossing Around talent is disabled.
    • All bosses are replaced by the Silver Slipper boss monster.
    • All companions start in the formation in area 1 and rearrange every 50 areas.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
    • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
  • Beat area 525.
  • Awards 625 rubies.

What Big Teeth You Have
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • All Crusaders except those with the Magical tag can be used.
    • Gold find is disabled for longer after a wolf is killed.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
    • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
  • Beat area 525.
  • Awards 625 rubies.

Sleeping Beauty
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Starting at area 26, 12 of the first 36 bench seats are put to sleep.
    • Sleeping bench seats now change every 50 areas.
    • Monsters move quicker towards the formation.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
    • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
  • Beat area 525.
  • Awards 625 rubies.

Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • The White Rabbit and Mad Hatter now change spots every 50 areas.
    • The Mad Hatter supports the Queen of Shades and will disable the upgrades of adjacent Crusaders for every 15 Card monsters killed.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
    • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
  • Beat area 575.
  • Awards 675 rubies.

Let It Go
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • The Snow Queen's heart is even colder now.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
    • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
  • Beat area 575.
  • Awards 675 rubies.

I Like Potatoes
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • All Crusaders except those with a Dragon tag can be used.
  • Reach Area 575.
  • Awards 625 rubies.

The Lion King
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Only Crusaders affected by Artaxes Roar! can do DPS.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
    • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
  • Beat area 575.
  • Awards 675 rubies.

Holiday Hoopla
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • The Grinch now moves every 50 areas
    • In addition to Bush Whacker and Nate Dragon, only Tier 2 and Tier 3 event Crusaders can be used.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
    • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
  • Beat area 575.
  • Awards 675 rubies.

Enjoy these new challenges!
April 7th
Idle Champions: Greengrass 4 
Posted in Idle Champions.

A great cosmic conflict has spilled out upon the prime material plane.

While celebrations to mark the start of spring begin in the quaint Sword Coast town of Triboar, a Githyanki raiding party descents from above, raining destruction.

It's up to the Champions to defend the innocent and figure out what has drawn the attention of the Gith and their Endless War. It's time for Greengrass 4!

Greengrass 4 introduces Orkira Illdrex, the Dragonborn Cleric of Heroes of the Planes, and brings back Melf, the legendary Elf Fighter and Wizard and Aila, Wild Elf Barbarian of the Heroes of Aerois. Players have until Monday, April 19th at 12PM Pacific to complete their Greengrass 4 unlocks and objectives.

For more information about Year 4 Events and how they work, please check out our Year 4 Events Dev Blog.

New Champion: Orkira Illdrex

    Orkira Illdrex is a gold dragonborn from the Nentir Vale, where she grew up nurturing a love of healing and fire. Between a strange life filled with monsters, Gods, time and multiplanar travel, death, the destruction of worlds and the saving of others, Orkira has survived and adapted to deal with any situation with a motto of 'One problem at a time.'

Orkira is a Healing and Support Champion who continuously heals non-adjacent damaged Champions with Lesser Restoration, and will Self-Sacrifice if she can prevent the death of one of her companions. She also boosts DPS with Elemental Fire. When you want to add Orkira to your formation, you can swap her with Bruenor (Slot 1).

II. Orkira's Stats

Race: Dragonborn (Gold) Alignment: Chaotic Good
Class: Cleric (Phoenix Domain) Gender: Female
Age: 34 Affiliation: Heroes of the Planes

STR: 13 DEX: 14 CON: 16
INT: 8 WIS: 20 CHA: 18

Role: Healing, Support

Eligible for Patrons: Mirt the Moneylender, Vajra Safahr, Zariel

Slot: 1, (Bruenor)

Orkira's Abilities

Orkira heals and buffs the party, she continuously heals nonadjacent Champions with Lesser Restoration, she aids the party by damaging enemies with Elemental Fire. This is boosted by her Healing Flame. Noble and kind of heart, she will Self-Sacrifice to swap places with a non-adjacent ally when they are about to receive a killing blow. The Phoenix has played a large role in Orkira's life, and her bond with the Phoenix is explored with her Specializations Breath of the Pheonix to increase damage and Tailfeather of the Phoenix to increase healing.

For more information on Orkira and her abilities, check out her Champion Spotlight!

Year Four Variants

  • Wise Warriors Wait — Only Champions with a WIS score of 13 or higher can be used. Enemies move 100% faster. Every 25 areas, that speed boost is increased by 100% (additively).
  • Reach Area 75.
  • Volo's Guide to Orkira — Orkira starts in the formation and can't be moved or removed (save for her ultimate, of course). Volo joins the formation and catalogues Orkira's unique capabilities. - Volo forgot to mention that he angered a swarm of spined devils before joining us. They appear in each area and deal 300% additional damage.
  • Reach Area 125.
  • Flayer Whispers — Armored Mind Flayer Guards appear in each area. The Elder Brain slowly drives your Champions mad. When a Champion gets a killing blow, they gain 5-10 stacks of a "Whispers" debuff. When they reach 100+ stacks, they are stunned for 15 seconds. Mind Flayers and the Elder Brain all deal 100% additional damage.
  • Reach Area 175.
For information on previous years' variants, check out the Greengrass 3 blog.
April 2nd
BW2: Endangered Species Mini Event! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Endangered Species - Third Encounter

Habitats are changing, and it's endangering many different animal species. Carson Tiva has found that three different endangered species can currently be found in Bushwhackia, as they search for new places to live.

They are:

The Bawean Deer - A critically endangered deer, or 'hog deer', hunted for its antlers and pelt.

The Eskimo Curlew - A critically endangered shorebird that may already be extinct.

The Black Rhino - A critically endangered hook-lipped rhino poached for its prized horns.

Like you did during Carson's last visit, apply your bush whacking skills to help them collect Conservation Data on these unique animals for the limited time they're here. To gather data, you just have to give them a whack with your sword or other whacking implement. With said data, Carson Tiva can use it to try and help what's left of these unique animals.

Which species you encounter in the fields will be random, so if you fall behind in finding one of the three animals, you can start one of Carson Tiva's pursuit quests. You can do one pursuit quest every 20 hours.

Your efforts will not go unrewarded! Carson Tiva will trade you for this data in their store, plus you'll earn a unique plaque for your contributions! Like event ribbons, this plaque will increase your maximum energy based on your performance.

Collect data, complete the achievements, and earn rewards!

In addition to a new set of species, Bush Buck Bundle, and energy boosting plaque, you can earn a new Sleeping Elephant ranch item reward!

Go to the event area of the Commons to get started, and gather as much data as you can before noon on Tuesday April 6th, PDT!