From deep within the Emerald Spire, the Azlanti lich Nhur Athemon spent centuries setting his plans in motion, intricate schemes that played out in the world above over hundreds of mortal lifetimes. All his sinister designs now lie in ruins after Pharasma, the Lady of Graves, inexplicably tampered with the flow of souls, trapping a growing army of undying heroes in the River Kingdoms surrounding the Emerald Spire. As those heroes have tamed the lands and established new settlements to help them grow in power, they've thwarted Nhur Athemon's plans time and again. To deal with these nuisances once and for all, he's triggered a series of events repeated throughout the Echo Woods, a sequence of escalating invasions designed to crush each new settlement in turn. Familiar creatures, increasing in strength and power, have started appearing in all the most dangerous places across the map, but what new monstrous threat awaits when these attacks reach their peak? The only way to know is to defeat all the enemies that come before it, with each fallen opponent quickly replaced by a more powerful one, until you stand victorious, or until Nhur Athemon once more holds sway over life and death in these lands.
These are the Release Notes for Early Enrollment v16.1. The release build of EE 16.1 has been running on the Test Server since Tuesday, December 18 and was deployed to Live on Wednesday, December 19. This release adds the ability to run escalation sequences in the monster hexes, with each completed escalation followed by the next one in the sequence ten minutes later. There's also a new secret escalation, tougher and more rewarding than all the previous escalations, which for now will only be available at the end of a complete sequence that includes all the escalations. Significant changes were also made to the AI for target acquisition and leash ranges.