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Trials of Ascension

A project in Sedro-Woolley, WA by Forged Chaos

Cancelled by Creator

We want to put the "RPG" back in "MMORPG"!
Backers: 204
Average Pledge Per Backer: $126

Funded: $25,616 of $600,000
Dates: Feb 19th -> Mar 21st (30 days)
Project By: Forged Chaos
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Latest News

Trials of Ascension cancels second Kickstarter campaign

March 4th - via:
What crowdfunding giveth, crowdfunding also withholdeth. This is the hard lesson that Trials of Ascension has had to learn, not once, but twice. (Read More)

That's a Wrap

March 3rd - via:
The writing on the wall is clear. Our Kickstarter project has about the same odds of success as a snowball's chance in that really hot place nobody ever wants to visit.  As such, we've made the decision to cancel it. We would like to thank everyone... (Read More)

Afflictions and the Art of Healing

March 2nd - via:
Today we'll continue where we left off with wounds and expand on afflictions and how healing in ToA works. Afflictions As with wounds, afflictions are status effects that negatively impact your character. However, they are not directly caused by... (Read More)

Wandering, Worry Wurm

March 1st - via:
The storm had lessened significantly since the early morning, and the wind had dwindled to a gentle but firm breeze. The rain had all but stopped, and the temperature had dropped since the storm. The sun began to make brief appearances, and when it... (Read More)

Settlement Civic Structures

March 1st - via:
In all the construction we’ve shown you up to now, we’ve demonstrated how players can build their own private houses and structures. In addition to those, settlements will benefit from civic buildings that are open to the public. Civic buildings... (Read More)

The Monolith

March 1st - via:
The one and only guaranteed safe place in TerVarus, the Monolith is considered the hall of records, powered either by divinity or the arcane.  Nobody knows for certain which it is, but there is no mistaken that if you leave a big enough impression... (Read More)

Raknar Hives and more Xir

February 28th - via:
The Basics Raknar hives can be built on the ground or in a cave. What makes it a hive is four raknar coming together and placing their egg sacks together. From that point, webbing will surround the egg sacks along the cave walls or along the ground.... (Read More)

Prizes for Today's Live Streaming Event!

February 28th - via:
Today at 3pm EST / 12pm PT the team here at Forged Chaos will be hosting a live streaming event! Fans will get to see first hand how many of our implemented systems work and ask the Founders questions about the demo. In addition to fun games and... (Read More)

Cavern of Ildath & Music!

February 28th - via:
Cavern of IldathThe Cavern of Ildath offers the only passage from the lush forests of Highgrove to the seemingly never ending desert.  The cavern is as dangerous as it is immense.  While creature encounters within the caverns are relatively rare,... (Read More)

Q&A Video

February 27th - via:
Q&A VideoYou asked your questions, we set up the camera and answered them! Fun Fact:  It can be tough getting Varl out of the demo! ;)  ~~~~~~~ Restless Sleep and Giant NightmaresThe continuing story of Xir, the hatchling dragon. Xir spotted a... (Read More)

Clothing Concepts & A Shout Out!

February 26th - via:
Clothing ConceptsHere are some concepts of what we are aiming for in regards to human clothing. ~~~~~~~~~ A Shout Out!If you feel Trials of Ascension is bringing back the feel of old school roleplaying, game nostalgia and heavy story-driven content,... (Read More)

Upcoming Streaming Event and more information!

February 26th - via:
Hello ToA Backers! We have some exciting news for you: we've scheduled a live streaming event for this Saturday at 3pm EST/12PM PT on our Twitch channel! We'll be organizing bloody and brutal war games with our... (Read More)

The Battle

February 26th - via:
The first to attack was mother. She paused briefly, inhaled and unleashed an enormous gout of flame at the giant. The giant recoiled in an attempt to avoid the searing flames, but the giant was too slow and the gout suffocated the giant in fire. Xir... (Read More)


February 25th - via:
Suddenly in cleared area, Xir spotted a giant creature moving along an open path. The creature vaguely resembled some of the skeletons littered around Xir’s nest, though its skin appeared to be made completely of metal! Trying not to make a sound... (Read More)

Structure Walk-through and Show Your Support!

February 24th - via:
Structure Walk-throughLearn the details of how building a structure is done in ToA! It's an open-ended yet very involved system that has already kept our testers busy for hours on end! A small note: you are seeing cooperative crafting in the... (Read More)


February 24th - via:
Hello everyone, Varl here. I hope you like to read because I’ve been tasked to talk about one of TOA’s primary features: innovations! I don’t believe any other game has tried something like this, at least not one that I am aware of. It’s... (Read More)

Tier Bonus & Xir

February 24th - via:
Tier Bonus! You've spoken, we've listened! Adventurer tier backers ($20) will receive one month of game subscription. Outrider backers ($35) and above will receive two months of game subscription. If your tier already received subscription time, two... (Read More)

Frost Dragon Sculpts

February 23rd - via:
Many studios have integrated a sculpting system into their art pipeline and we are no exception. It allows an artist as talented as our wonderful Gassy The Goblin to take a piece of concept art such as this... And turn it into... So, why sculpt and... (Read More)

Dragon Flight

February 23rd - via:
Frosty ready for flight Hey backers, Ondria here to talk on how we envision Dragon Flight. One of the biggest draws for playing a dragon is the ability to fly. Soaring above the trees and weaving through mountains and hills. It is certainly a... (Read More)

Camys' Heart

February 22nd - via:
Today we're going to take a break from the Xir story and give you a story of great importance to the history and lore of TerVarus!  A story filled with many recognizable names (we're talking to you pre-Kickstarter backers!) and revelations that are... (Read More)

Building Your Spellbook

February 22nd - via:
Those of you that have followed ToA already understand the arduous journey magery will bring, but for those uninitiated in the ways of the arcane in TerVarus, here is the first of many things you will have to do. The first step in becoming a mage is... (Read More)

Got Questions? Ask Away!

February 22nd - via:
We'd like to answer all your questions in our upcoming Q&A session. Within the next day or two simply post your question in the comment section of this update with '@Q&A - ' before it, and we'll do our best to include it! Please understand... (Read More)

The Chiskal

February 21st - via:
The ChiskalAmong the many creatures we have planned for Trials of Ascension, you may likely run into the Chiskal. The Chiskal is a feline type of creature that is shy and timid, unless it is defending its young, food or is backed into a corner. It is... (Read More)

Does ToA Really Have Playable Wall Walking Giant Spiders?

February 20th - via:
Can Raknar really climb walls?One of the many great questions we're being asked is 'Can Raknar really climb walls?' The answer is yes they can. In fact, they can climb nearly any surface at this point - cliffs, houses, cave walls, they can even go... (Read More)

Trials of Ascension News - Phase Two KickStarter Begins

February 20th - via:
Forged Chaos has announced that the KickStarter campaign to fund the next stage of development has begun for Trials of Ascension. Last year, the team successfully completed its initial fund raising effort to bring a playable demo of ToA to the world. Having released the demo, Forged Chaos is ready to get working on the next phase. (Read More)

Trials of Ascension back on Kickstarter for the last time

February 20th - via:
Creating a world of haves and have nots (Read More)

Seven Hours In

February 19th - via:
Seven Hours InWith only seven hours into our campaign, the support have been tremendous! Thank you so much! We're going to be showing off quite a bit over these next 30 days so be sure to stick around and tell your friends about us! Oh, and don't... (Read More)

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