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War of Emperium, or WoE for short, is a special weekly battle in which guilds contest over ownership of castles. Owning a castle allows a guild to have their own physical headquarters and gain access to special dungeons and treasure boxes.

Story

After 1000 years of cautious relations, the kingdom of Rune-Midgarts and the Schwarzwald Republic signed a mighty friendship treaty. Noticing the weakening of the castles, the monster armies marched and took control of the castles in all major towns, causing a real threat to the Kingdom.

"The castles and the treasures on them are properties for those who deserve them. And whoever control the castles with the legendary Emperium stone, will be considered the kingdom Knights of honor." - King Tristan Gaebolg III

With these words the kingdom entered a new era of war...The War of Emperium.

Will the land be saved? Or will it be ruined by norman greed?[1]

War of Emperium I

In Ragnarok Online, there are 4 realms with 5 castles in each realm for a total of 20 castles open for conquest. To take over a castle, guilds must take down the Emperium located in each castle's unique Emperium room. Once conquered, the guild must defend the castle from other guilds for the duration of the WoE period in order to keep the castle.

As WoE is a weekly event, each guild can only keep a castle for about a week and must work to retake the castle in the next WoE if they wish to keep it for another week.[2]

Realm Location Castle
Valkyrie
RO WoEMap01
North of Prontera Kriemhild
Swanhild
Fadhgrindh
Skoegul
Gondul
Baldr (Greenwood Lake)
RO WoEMap03
West of Payon Bright Arbor
Sacred Palace
Holy Shadow
Scarlet Palace
Bamboo Grove Hill
Britoniah
RO WoEMap04
Southwest of Geffen Repherion
Eeyorbriggar
Yesnelph
Bergel
Mersetzdeitz
Luina
RO WoEMap02
West of Aldebaran Neuschwanstein
Hohenschwangau
Nuernberg
Wuerzburg
Rothenburg

War of Emperium II

The second edition of the War of Emperium system involves the addition of two new castle groups: one adjacent to Juno and another near Rael. The Schwarzwald castles are designed to mimic the styles of Lighthalzen and Juno, and the Arunafeltz castles are designed to mimic the various areas on the Arunafeltz region.

This new version of WoE places much more emphasis on defensive battle tactics, and is very different from the first version. The highlight of the new system are the new maps, which unlike the old system, does away with warp portals and precasting entirely, and has the entire fort as one section. New options have been given to defenders to allow them to have an easier time to defend a castle of this style.

Unlike the first WoE which activates on a weekly basis, WoE2 is only enabled at certain periods of time.[3]

Realm Location Castle
Nidhoggr
RO WoEMap05
West of Juno Himinn
Andlangr
Vidblainn
Hljod
Skidbladnir
Valfreyja
RO WoEMap06
South of Rael Mardol
Cyr
Horn
Gefn
Badanis

Castle Treasure Drops

Castles captured by guilds participating in the War of Emperium and War of Emperium 2 spawn treasure boxes each day at a set time. The boxes spawn in a special room only accessible by the guild leader through the castle NPC. Castles in each original WoE realm have one common Treasure Box and their own individual box. Dr. Jonesy in Prontera (152, 285) will trade 150 Witch Starsands for 1 Treasure Box.

Guild Dungeons

Guild dungeons are special dungeons that come with winning a WoE castle. Each realm has 3 dungeons that can be accessed via an NPC in each castle.

  • Guild Dungeon 1
  • Guild Dungeon 2
  • Hall of Abyss

Guild Dungeon 1 and 2 are considered PVM environments, but Hall of Abyss is a PVP environment in which death will still cause experience loss like normal dungeons. All castles within a single realm share the same dungeon, which means players of opposing guilds can encounter each other through the dungeon. Only Guild Dungeon 1 is available by default while Guild Dungeon 2 and Hall of Abyss are available only when certain conditions are met:

  • Guild Dungeon 1 can be accessed at any time by the guild owning the castle.
  • Guild Dungeon 2 can be accessed only after the investment period ends.
    • If the realm only received 50 million Zeny in investments, GD2 is accessible to castle owners from within their castle.
    • If the realm received 70 million Zeny or more in investments, GD2 is accessible to anyone via the realm map itself.
  • Hall of Abyss can only be accessed by castle owners after the investment period ends with 70 million Zeny or more invested into the realm.
  • All 3 can be accessed by the castle owner in the castle.

War of Emperium: Training Edition

War of Emperium: Training Edition was conceived in an effort to bring back pre-Renewal WoE in the Renewal era, since many players long for the pre-Renewal days of WoE. As such, 3rd Classes, Kagerou, Oboro, and Rebel classes are restricted from WoE:TE. In addition, certain skills, consumables, and equipment either have no effect or are disabled in WoE:TE.

WoE:TE recreates all 5 of the Valkyrie and Luina realm castles as Gloria and Kafragarten. The entrance of WoE TE castle realms are located in Valkyrie (prt_guild 120/153) and Luina (alde_gld 225/188)

Like WoE and WoE2, WoE TE is a scheduled server-activated event enabled during certain periods of time.[4]

Realm Location Castle
Gloria
RO WoEMap01
North of Prontera Gaebolg
Richard
Wigner
Heine
Nerius
Kafragarten
RO WoEMap02
West of Aldebaran Leilah
Pavianne
Jasmine
Roxie
Curly Sue

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