Talk of Telara #8

Posted by on 1 September 2011

We have some exciting new features in this, the eighth edition of Talk of Telara, our bi-weekly community newsletter that highlights fan art, fan fiction, videos, guides and events created by you, the Rift community! This edition of the Talk of Telara is brought to you by Eorith.


Gamescom and PAX

As we announced in our previous issue, Trion made an appearance at both Gamescom in Germany, and Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in Seattle during the past two weeks. Both fan conventions offered us an opportunity to hold our “Trivia of Telara” and “Where in the World?” contests live, as Rift fans answered trivia questions and tracked down various members of the Community Team on the convention floor to win bags of Rift swag and “Stalker” titles. We also had fan meet-ups at both conventions, and raffled off prizes to some lucky attendees. Congratulations to the winners!

So much more happened during Gamescom and PAX that we’d have to dedicate a whole Talk of Telara just for that! If you want to know more, you can read Yakkah’s and Elrar’s Gamescom/PAX blog entries in our Community website.

You can click on the pictures below to see all the Gamescom and PAX 2011 pictures we have on our Facebook page.


Rift’s Half-Birthday Contests

Rift just turned six months old and we’re celebrating our half-birthday with several contests! Work on your achievements, celebrate the party in-game, or bake a special Rift cake and win a new HP PC or an Nvidia® GTX460 graphics card! For more details on how to enter the contests, check out this announcement.

Community Events

Our weekly Community Events are still going on, so if you want 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!

Where in the World is Elrar? (Earn “the Stalker” Title) – 8/17/11

  • Tonelyze
  • Satyia
  • Laughingskull
  • Fahmine
  • Neraren
  • Bladestorm
  • Mdnitesky
  • Pinglong
  • Virindi
  • Laorne
  • Kolfinna
  • Phazius
  • SWG_Mage
  • HardBody
  • Ailae
  • Chillerxz
  • Bites
  • Thehoodie
  • Meridia
  • Arybeth
  • Enora
  • Placido
  • Hyperian
  • Ruairidh
  • Klauson
  • Strays
  • Kiele
  • Hilarie
  • KJGardella
  • Shervin2
  • Tarboy
  • Foretje
  • Drexxell
  • Hunix

Scavenger Hunt (Earn the “Detective” Title) – 8/18/11

  • Boltswiki
  • Sunastian
  • Gansky
  • ChainTrap
  • Presi
  • Xhae
  • Leyley
  • Tsula
  • grel
  • Hatteras
  • Lilithe
  • Finlayfox
  • Aerdon
  • Leianni
  • Sunken
  • Frost Pawn
  • Axworthy

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

Animadictsaiyuki has two renderings of his mage on Faeblight, Arsalan, and Comy uses Photoshop to enhance some screenshots taken in Rift.

Animadictsaiyuki’s Doodles
 - Rift Fan Art by Animadictsaiyuki From Photoshop With Love - Rift Fan Art by Comy 

Fan Fiction

Community member Darkeden weaves a touching tale of a friendship that transcends death, as an Ascended seeks to return a favor. Click on the link to read the full story.

Returning the Favor - By darkeden

The long wooden building in Lakeshore was stuffed to the gills with Bahmi. Most were men, most older and greying, but there were a handful of women. Against one wall it was all Ascended, gathered against the windows looking over the cool and placid Lake of Solace. The other was dominated by the local elders and leaders, at least the more radical among them. It only took one look into their eyes to make Moon regret attending the meeting. No doubt it was about the Kelari. It was always the Kelari…

Fan Videos/Music

The Cabal of the Three Sisters, a guild located on the Sunrest shard, has created an elegant recruitment video. Thank you, Nova Dark, for sharing this with us.

Cabal of the Three Sisters recruitment video - By Nova Dark


Our indefatigable 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!

Tips and Tricks to the Low Geared / New PvP Player - Written by Sir Sowl

An in depth Guide: 51 Riftblade/15 Paragon - Written by lameboi

Kruunch’s Whine Punter PvP Build 
- Written by Kruunch

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!

Shard Community Events

Each week, we scan our forums for announcements of player-run events and it never ceases to amaze us how creative our community can be. Here are some of the events we’ve seen.

Past Events

Tournament Event (Estrael) - The Vigil’s Inquisition guild of Estrael held a tournament for levels 10-19 last Satruday, August 20th.

Current/Upcoming Events

Gaiscioch Cooperative Community Events (Faeblight) - The Gaiscioch guild holds community events weekly on the Faeblight shard. Check out this thread for this week’s events.

Festival of Squirrels (Faeblight) - Don’t forget to check out the Legacy of the Covenant guild’s celebration of those friendly little buggers on August 31st!

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 of Telara Archive

If you missed out on a past edition of Talk of Telara, you’ll find them all here:

Talk of Telara #1 | Talk of Telara #2 | Talk of Telara #3 | Talk of Telara #4 | Talk of Telara #5 |
Talk of Telara #6 | Talk of Telara #7