The event is introduced by Thalita, a Dwarven merchant with a rare and interesting boardgame to play. A whole kingdom exists inside the game, and by following Thalita’s assignments Players can get ever closer to the Dwarven Citadel.
A new merge mechanic has been developed to add a new level of fun and complexity to event progress. Players need to collect Dwarven Chips by completing Thalita’s assignments, and these chips are used to spawn game pieces. Pieces can be combined in order to create new and sometimes harder to find pieces. Game pieces can be traded with Dwarves for triumph gems and prizes, but choosing how those pieces are spawned – and whether to trade or merge – will need just as much judgement as luck to result in the best trade.
One of the grand prizes in the event is the Dwarven Citadel itself. Pieces are awarded throughout and successful gamers can put them together to form a permanent structure in their cities. This resource will then produce knowledge points, units, sentient goods for advanced players, as well as Vitality Surge instants in a value of 5%.
Additional thematic buildings can be won in Daily Prizes, such as the Lunar Factory and its massive production of mana coming from the depths of the crystal source, Solar Training Grounds providing both population and Orc Warriors guarding the course of the dwarven games. Another exciting Daily Prize that can be earned is the Warriors Gate, providing a cultural boost that every traveler feels when entering the Citadel.
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Elvenar (www.elvenar.com) is a city-building Strategy-MMO set in a fantasy world. Tasked with creating a flourishing city, players can choose between Elves or Humans. This choice affects the appearance of the cities and their inhabitants, as well as the available technologies and units. The elves live in the midst of magical creatures in harmony with nature, while humans are ambitious builders and engineers. Between managing resources, leveling up buildings and unlocking new perks, players should also pay attention to the multiplayer-map if they want to find valuable relics. Yet, players might have to fight numerous fantastic creatures for them. Since its release in May 2015, Elvenar has been receiving continuous content updates, and as a cross-platform title, players can switch between browser, iOS and Android devices at any time.
Hamburg-based InnoGames is Germany's leading developer and publisher of mobile and online games and a certified Great Place to Work®. The climate-neutral company, which is part of Modern Times Group (MTG), was established in 2007 and is still run by its founders. Together with a 400+ strong team from over 40 nations, they create unique games that provide millions of players from around the world with years of fun. While InnoGames is best known for Forge of Empires, Elvenar and Tribal Wars, the company is continuously expanding its portfolio across genres and platforms. The most recent additions are Rise of Cultures and Sunrise Village, which saw successful commercial launches in early 2022.