Dungeons and Dragons Online has released a new expansion this morning
entitled, Shadowfell Conspiracy. As the official site
says, "An unnatural darkness looms over the prison city of Wheloon as
shadows spread across the land. Uncover the sinister Shar plot
threatening to destroy Cormyr from within, and face the full might of
the Empire of Netheril in Dungeons & Dragons Online™:
Previous game updates have had plenty of content, but this one goes
beyond them all. This feature packed expansion includes two new
Forgotten Realms adventure packs - Wheloon City and The Storm Horns,
Iconic Heroes (more on this below), a new Saga system, a complete
revamp of the Enhancement system, The Hall of Heroes - a new option for
quick travel between the Forgotten Realms and Eberron, an increase to
the level cap - characters can now level up to 28, stealth system
updates, a revamp of Stormreach Harbor, the ability to use Astral
Shards to re-roll on any chest inside an adventure (one time per chest
per run), new prizes in the Daily Dice system, and a new skill -
Spellcraft. The update also includes the usual round of class changes
and bug fixes.
Whew! That's a lot of content, but that's what you expect when paying
for an expansion. One of the more interesting pieces in all of this are
the Iconic Heroes. Here's a quick note about these heroes according to the
release notes page
the power of all-new prestige characters including the Shadar-kai
Assassin, Sun elf Morninglord, and Purple Dragon Knight! These unique
characters start in Forgotten Realms at level 15 and feature exclusive
skills and appearances.
are currently four Iconic Hero types available:
Dragon Knight Iconic Hero: A stalwart Fighter, cut loose from active
service, who can lead the charge with rallying battle-cries.
Iconic Hero: A lethal Rogue who has thrown off the Netherese yoke and
draws on innate powers of the Shadowfell to hide and to kill.
Iconic Hero: A battle-ready Cleric of the great sun-god who wields holy
light against the dark in all its wicked forms.
- Bladeforged Iconic Hero:
An exotic warforged Paladin follower of the Lord of Blades wrought from
the infamous Creation Forge."
To check out the new expansion and read about everything it has to
offer, head over to the official site and compare the