Rift: Talk of Telara #13

Welcome to the thirteenth edition of Talk of Telara! We have some brilliant offerings to share this time! As always, everything we feature in Talk of Telara is from you, the Rift community. Read on for more awesome fan art, fiction, videos, new guides, and Update 1.6!

This episode of the Talk of Telara is brought to you by the letter V, for volcanic.

Update 1.6

You’ve all been waiting patiently, and Update 1.6 is here! Features include:

Ember Isle: A new zone where the cults of Laethys and Maelforge work to restore their masters to power, and the history of both the Farclan Dwarves and Kelari is being re-discovered.

Caduceus Rise: The largest dungeon to date, which is now available on Ember Isle in both Normal and Expert modes.

The Rise of the Phoenix 10-man sliver: The newest Sliver in which the Wanton have corrupted the Titan Gate into a portal for Maelforge’s entry to Telara.

Fae Yule World Event: As winter descends on Telara, Grandfather Frost and the Yulemother arrive to celebrate the season. Keep an eye on the World Event UI for the start of THE FAE YULE event in the days following the arrival of 1.6!

The second tier of Planar Attunement

Ascend-a-Friend updates

A new alternate version of the Black Garden Warfront, called Black Garden: Stockpile, which enters the weekend rotation

New ‘start menu’ buttons on the UI which have been reorganized and put into a new layout.

The patch notes for Update 1.6 can be found here.


If you haven’t had a chance to participate in one of our weekly Community Events yet, you’ll have another chance this week! Simply keep an eye on the forums, or get notifications when the events start on our officialFacebook and Twitter. Winners are all awarded a special in-game title, unique to each Community Event.

Here were some of our winners. Congratulations, everyone!:

Scavenger Hunt (earn the “Detective” title)

Scavenger Hunt – 11/14/11

Scavenger Hunt – 11/4/11

Community Creations

Our very talented community members have been displaying some amazing creations in our Fan Art and Fan Fiction and Fan Videos forums! We have a few of our favorites to share with you in this edition! As always, if you weren’t selected this time, please remember that we’ll be selecting new offerings every two weeks. Enjoy!

Fan Art

We have so many talented artists in our community! Sometimes it’s difficult to pick just a few pieces to share, but this time we have fan art from Fenrier and Ishkhaara. If you’re an artist who has RIFT fan art to share, please let us know by posting in the Fan Art forum, or contacting us! We love seeing new RIFT fan art. For the full-sized images, please be sure to check out each artist’s gallery thread.

This week we feature concept art by Typrop, as well as some pics from our European fans:

Fan Fiction

Check out these great stories written by members of the RIFT Community!

Angello, Assassin – Written by Azaele

All’s End – Written by Xerokine

Jakub’s Slave – Written by Nova Dark

Fan Videos/Music

Our RIFT video masters never cease to disappoint! Keep those creative RIFT videos coming, everyone!

Ember Isle Zone Tour – by Errn

A funny video called Taaltos and the Great Escape – by none other than Taaltos

Rift Machinima: Vert the Warrior – by Verteidigerglauben


Our dedicated group of RIFT guide writers have been hard at work creating even more great guides for you! As always, please note that some of our community guides do link to other websites.

Krawn’s Deaf and Destruktion Reaver Pvp spec – Written by Danktankz

The Handy Rune Guide – Written by ZAM

[Guide]DPS Cleric BiS Spreadsheet – Written by Noshei

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

If you’re looking for new guides, remember you can always see which new RIFT guides have been added to Rift Community Guide Compendium by looking for the **NEW** tag next to each link!

Shard Community Events and Projects

Every week, many individual shard communities host their own fun events. These are a great way to meet new friends on your shard! Here are just a few of the past, current, and upcoming shard community events:

Current/Upcoming Events

Vote on Faeblight’s Best Dressed! Fashion Contest Contestants! – Recently, Vexed hosted a Fashion Show Contest for all the Defiant on Faeblight. They took pictures of all the people who participated. Now they want the members of the Rift community to vote and tell us who they think had the best outfits! The outfit with the most votes will receive the People’s Choice award!

This brings us to the end of our thirteenth Talk of Telara! We hope you enjoyed it! We’ll be on the hunt for more stellar community news and events, and artistic creations for next time. 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 community@riftgame.com for consideration.

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