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Trion celebrates summertime in Telara with a brand new zone event, the Exuvia of Khargroth! Plus in-game scavenger hunts and more!

Pack your swimsuits and bait your lines as the season of high-summer adventures returns to Telara on July 25th with an incredible array of new content. The Architects’ threats have yet to be revealed, so for now the Ascended can rest, relax and revel in the summer sunshine together through scavenger hunts, fishing adventures and the opportunity to catch rare companions.

Not all can enjoy the summer festivities for long, however, as Swarmlord Khargroth gathers his followers and plans to wreak havoc across the plains of Telara in the Exuvia of Khargroth zone event. A treasure-trove of loot awaits in this upcoming event!

Summerfest Key Features:

·         Zone Event: The Exuvia of Khargroth
In tune with the cyclical nature of the seasons, Swarmlord Khargroth gathers those loyal to him and unleashes them upon Telara. Thwart his quest for revenge and loot the treasures of the devilish Fae.

·         Scavenger Hunts
Join your friends for scavenger hunts throughout Telara – ride a barrel down Scarlet Gorge Falls, risk life and lips to plant a kiss on some of Telara’s greatest villains, and more. You’ll have to follow the clues, though – hunt objectives aren’t marked on your map!

·         Rare Companions
Unique and adorable critters return to zones across the continent of Mathosia. Catch and befriend up to 11 special companions, from black bunnies to striped prairie dogs and colorful cobras.

·         Make a Splash
Summer fashion’s alive at the RIFT Store! Sport a variety of swimsuits and exclusive items including Sunset, a feisty avian companion.

·         Spoils of Summer
Camp out to earn the title “the Counselor” and catch Summer Sunfish from special nodes throughout the event. As you complete Summerfest quests, you’ll earn Friendship Bracelets and Merit Badges you can trade in for seasonal loot.

·         Win Credits
During Summerfest, Daily Login Gifts have a chance of including 25-75 RIFT Credits. If you’re a Patron, you have an even higher chance of receiving free Credits!

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About Rift
Adventure in the world of Telara as either a noble Guardian or technomagical Defiant and enter a dynamic fantasy where 8 primal forces battle for control in an ever-changing landscape. Build your own class using the Ascended Soul system, embark on epic conflicts that bring you into the story, battle others in exhilarating Player vs. Player combat, achieve new heights of power by tackling epic raids, and so much more.

Jump in now for free at: or

RIFT: Storm Legion 2.2 – Carnival of the Ascended!

Return to Telara and Play for FREE – March 21st-25th

Everyone’s favorite holiday has returned to Telara as the magical Carnival comes to town celebrating the victories of the Ascended of the Blood Storm!

Join us in RIFT 2.2: Carnival of the Ascended as we party hard to bring in RIFT’s second anniversary.

It’s sure to be a great time with all new rewards, mounts, and games to play – get in on the fun at

RIFT: Storm Legion Launch Trailer !

The time has come, Ascended!

The storm can’t be held back no longer – once more it falls to you and your allies to fight back the coming tempest and save all of Telara from the fury of the Dragons.

Travel to two MASSIVE new continents that TRIPLE the size of the world – Uncover an EPIC STORY across 11 plane-warped zones as you battle your way to the Steppes of Infinity…and beyond!

RIFT: Storm Legion is truly an expansion of epic proportions:

– Dimensions (We take Player Housing to all new levels)
– 4 New Souls (Flamethrowing, Lighting wielding, Soul-linking, Battlemages, oh my!)
– 7 New Dungeons
– 2 New Raids (with a third on the way in December!)
– Capes!
– Massive Dynamic Battles taken to New Heights
– More than ever to collect with new puzzles, artifacts, collections, mounts, companions, and more!


The girl from Rift: Planes of Telara

The girl from Rift: Planes of Telara (Photo credit: verifex)

Beginning today, all former Rift™ players are invited back to Telara to sample the latest and greatest content that Trion’s hit MMORPG has to offer. Any previous subscribers with characters above level 20 can log in for free through Sunday, July 29th and experience unrestricted access to recently-added features, including Conquest (three-faction PvP), four new zones of Instant Adventure, the new Primeval Feast raid sliver, and the popular Mentoring system.

For players eagerly anticipating Rift™: Storm Legion, the game’s first expansion due out later this year, now is the perfect time to come back and prep your character for the fight against Crucia!

For more information, visit
All players have access to levels 1-20 completely free with RIFT Lite! Sign up at

Rift Watch 19: RIFT 1.7 brings a big boost to Ascension


Ascension upgraded: RIFT™ 1.7

Jan. 12, 2012

Carnival of the Ascended

RIFT 1.7: Carnival of the Ascended is coming, bringing improvements across the board for high-level Ascended. Here’s just a taste of what’s in store in the coming weeks!

  • PvP like never before with smoother advancement and better rewards
  • Ascended weddings: Share eternity with your soulmate, Telara-style
  • River of Souls Chronicle: Undead adventure for two
  • New Master Mode dungeon
  • Expert dungeon overhaul: More options, better loot!
  • Improved loot for your endgame Ascended
Return to RIFT!

Return to RIFT! Jan. 19-22

Ready to return to Telara or Ascend for the first time? Log in for free during Jan. 19-22 to experience Chronicles, Ember Isle, Instant Adventure, and so much more—courtesy of the most aggressive update schedule in MMO gaming!
Top Chefs: Fae Yule

Top Chefs: Fae Yule

Congratulations to Tamica of Laethys, winner of the Fae Yule recipe contest! Atrophinius devoured your Bogling Surprise Christmas Cupcakes and demands MEEEEEAD to wash it down! We hope you enjoy your Pauldrons of Earthen Might, Cookie the Bogling Chef, and Hooty the owl. Thanks to everyone who entered for a delicious Fae Yule.
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RIFT: Community Talk of Telara #12

Talk of Telara!

Welcome to the the twelfth edition of Talk of Telara, our bi-weekly community newsletter that highlights fan art, fan fiction, videos, and guides created by you, the Rift community!

This edition of Talk of Telara is brought to you by the letter B, for Boo!


Costume Contests!

Halloween was a spooky time to be had for all, and this year we celebrated by having an in-game costume contest!

We’ve had some amazing entries. You can still vote on the winner of your choice among the finalists at the links below:

To vote on and see the Bizarre costumes click here

To vote on and see the Beautiful costumes click here

To vote on and see the Terrifying costumes click here

We had some really amazing entries this year, so be sure to check them out. The pictures with the most likes will win.

Update 1.6

Update 1.6 is just around the corner. This will include the new zone, Ember Isle. Be sure to check out the PTS to see it yourself. It’s definitely the next step in the evolution of RIFT.

New Community Ambassadors

We are ramping up, and soon we will be in phase two of the Community Ambassador Program. Once again, you will be able to send in your nominations via email. Stay tuned for an announcement soon, but in the meantime, if you have any suggestions, please send them to

Guild Spotlight!

We are sending out a new call for guilds who want to participate in the Guild Spotlight feature. We want to hear your guild’s story! Whether your guild has been with us since Beta or you’ve only recently found a home in Telara, we want to hear from you.

Guild leaders, please email your guild’s history, philosophy and anything else you’d like to share with the Community to with your guild name and “Guild Spotlight” in the subject line. Tell us what makes your guild stand out from the rest! We’ll pick a few of our favorites to be featured in future installments of the Guild Spotlight.

We can’t wait to hear your stories!

Also, feel free to use this forum thread for discussion.

Community Events

Our weekly Community Events are still going on, so if you want your “Detective,” “Know-It-All” or “Stalker” title, remember to keep an eye on the forums or the community page, or get notifications when the events start on our official Facebook and Twitter.

Congratulations to our past winners listed here!

Trivia Contest (Earn the ‘Know it All Title’) – 10/27/11

Trivia Contest (Earn the ‘Know it All Title’) – 11/1/11

Telaran Scavenger Hunt – Earn the “Detective” Title! 

Community Creations

We would like to thank our creative and talented community members for sharing their artistic, writing, and video-making talents with us. Here are some samples from the Fan ArtFan Fiction, and Fan Videos forums.

Fan Art

This week we take a look at some of the entries for the costume contest.

Screenshot by Aelfina
Wicked Brimstone by Jaydhe
The Infernal by Nihilor 

Fan Videos/Music

SkyRIFT (Rift VLOG) Episode 7 Happy Halloween!

SaintAvalon provides us with the Rift – Extra Life 24 Hour Game-athon Wrap Up

The Scarn Guide for Master Mode Darkening Deeps might help out when you get to the last boss of the new Master Mode dungeon.


Our marvelous Rift guide writers have three new guides for us this issue. Again we say thank you, and may you never get tired of sharing your experience and knowledge with the rest of us!

Comprehensive Warrior Raid Tanking Guide – Written by tordana

DPS Cleric BiS Spreadsheet – Written by Noshei

Devious’ 1.5 Rogue Tanking Guide – Written by Devious

RIFT Chloromancer Healing Guide (as of Patch 1.4) – Written by ManaKeKz

Thinking man’s warrior PVP build (VK/RB) – Written by nocks

Shaman BiS Spreadsheet by Noshei

If you’re looking for more guides, remember that we have a comprehensive list of guides in our Rift Community Guides Compendium so do check it out!

That’s all for this edition of Talk of Telara! If you have a shard event, community news, creative works, or anything else you’d like to see if the next Talk of Telara, please feel free to PM a member of the Community Team, or email us at for consideration.

Talk About the Talk

To discuss the Talk of Telara or leave comments, please visit the post on the Official RIFT Forums.

RIFT™ Community – en – Talk of Telara #12.