|Welcome back to Mokoko Village.
|I have Soomin Park, the Franchise Lead of Lost Ark, here with me today.
|And we just got to start exploring Voldis a little bit in the prologue, and next month players are going to head to Voldis.
|So I have him here with me to talk a little bit about what that means.
|So first up, Soomin, what is Voldis?
|So story wise, a long time ago, when Sacria's capital Rasamoa was destroyed by the Guardian Vaigry, the scholars were like, excommunicated from the city of Sacria and left and discovered Voldis, that is a continent filled with life's energy.
|And in Kalinari, the city of the Sages, they built the Sage's Tower to replace the fallen Ivory Tower that they left behind in the city.
|So these Sages, in Voldis, spent a lot of time to research and practice alchemy.
|So Kalinari becomes a bustling city with people traveling from all corners of Arkesia to seek the knowledge and wisdoms of the Sages, as well as advanced technology utilizing alchemy.
|So Kalinari is reminiscence of the public Garden of Babylon, blending fantasy with high tech.
|So definitely a new place with a very different feel for maybe some of the other parts we've seen of Arkesia so far.
|So including the prologue, which just recently came out, what can players expect on their journey to get to Voldis?
|Okay, so before you can get into Voldis in December, you have to complete a series of prologue quests that starts with Madnick's Call.
|The Guardian has awakened and Madnick needs your help to investigate.
|So it may lead you to a place that stores all of the world's knowledge and wisdoms.
|So because Voldis is the land of Sages, you seek your wisdom and learn about the history of Arkesia that will help you in your future adventure.
|Okay, so there's a lot to learn before players are actually ready to face Voldis and all of the additional wisdom they'll learn from the Sages.
|What part of the content that's coming out next month are you personally most excited about?
|Because Voldis is the land of Sages, you will get to see a lot of cool technologies that the Sages have researched and built.
|And Vodis has a fairly long story, on par with or exceeding like the Elgacia story.
|So it's very exciting to see the story that will take place after Elgacia and Pleccia.
|And there are many cutscenes and the soundtracks which I love a lot.
|Yeah, it's really cool to hear that there's so much content and story there, you know?
|Elgacia really felt like it was closing out kind of that first little part of the story.
|And now with Pleccia and moving into Voldis, we're really moving right along.
|So it's really, I'm really excited to see what's going to happen next.
|With all that being said, how does Voldis kind of progress the next part of the story?
|So in Voldis, players will train and get valuable like advices from the Sages that will help them, will help players fight Thaemine in the next year, in the future.
|So more clues about the whereabouts of the Lost Ark will be revealed in the Voldis content.
|And if the story from Elgacia to Pleccia was full of important clues for the final chapter, then this Voldis content is the beginning of the final chapter.
|The beginning of the final chapter.
|Final chapter one.
|So this is part of the chapter one story.
|And Elgacia was the highlight of the first chapter, and the Voldis is the start, the beginning of the final chapter of chapter one.
|The beginning of the end of the beginning.
|I love it.
|There is so much deep lore and story to Lost Ark.
|It's really exciting to hear there'll be a lot more for players to continue to experience.
|Are there any other pieces of content coming out with Voldis that players can look forward to besides just kind of the story and, you know, our favorites?
|Voldis has a new Abyssal Dungeon called Ivory Tower of Chaos.
|The template garden in the Ivory Tower of Chaos is a four person dungeon with four gates.
|It's actually pretty different from other Abyssal Dungeons.
|And we'll also get new Elixir progression.
|So players can get the new Elixir progression system; so they will get Elixir by playing the Ivory Tower of Chaos.
|You will transmute elixir to get the effect.
|So basically you can improve your levels and gears with that.
|So there will be a guided quest in the game and that will help you navigate how the Elixir system works.
|And you can get training Elixir to practice before transmuting the actual Elixirs.
|And leveling up withthe Elixir is essential, it's essential because that is really, really important like condition to come back with Thaemine next year.
|Soomin, thank you for joining us.
|Players have a lot to look forward to as we kind of end 2023 with Voldis, and it leads us right into 2024 and all the content that will come out next year.
|I'm excited, you're excited.
|Hopefully our players are excited.
|So this is the first time we've ever kind of sat down and done an interview with someone.
|I had a lot of fun.
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|I'll leave you with a Community Question.
|What part of the Voldis content are you looking forward to the most when it launches this December?
|With that, thank you for joining us and we'll see you in Arkesia!