Child of the Great Prophecy

Like I theorized in my two last posts about this subject (Old Cob and the Next Prophecy & Morganthe's Quest for Power), I believe Old Cob was the one to prophesize the Great Prophecy. The fact that Morganthe passed the Arachna Magi's tests, who had searched for the Chosen One, proves that the Prophecy itself existed long before the Shadow Queen first landed a foot on Khrysalis.

What I find intriguing, however, is a part of the tale revealed by the Obelisk Orbs in Sardonyx, which reads the following caption:

"The Candle flickers across the Night, a Child sailing the Shadow Sea. The Spiral bends, and twists, and whirls, bringing the Chosen back to me."

What are those fireballs we see flying across the sky? The story contained in each orb appears to be in chronological order, so naturally the fight between Grandmother Raven and Grandfather Spider had already occurred and ended, as Old Cob was locked away in the Hive at that point. From deduction, I take it the fireball is actually a metaphor to say that the Chosen One, who's "sailing the Shadow Sea", is indeed going back to Old Cob, like the caption suggests.

The Doubt Arises
If my assumption above turns out to be true, why did they depict the Chosen One as a source of light, when we were told that it was the Shadow Queen throughout the Khrysalis storyline? We know that this happened sometime after Morganthe was expelled from Ravenwood and when she started a quest for power, so obviously she wasn't walking the path of light. This leads to another question: was Morganthe indeed the Chosen One, or is there more to it?

Corrupting the Light
Being an ancient and knowledgeable creature, Old Cob would know that drawing a dark Wizard to his power would drive a Wizard of light to stop evil, so why would he make the same mistake twice? Wouldn't it be easier to corrupt and manipulate a good Wizard, if he wants to destroy the light? What if we actually are the child of Prophecy? One thing's for sure: it's easier for us to get close to Bartleby and Lady Nightstar unsuspected, rather than Morganthe after becoming the Shadow Queen.

These points may seem like small and irrelevant details, but I think they are there on purpose and I'm trying to think outside the box, and look at the bigger picture.

Got any theories of your own? Do you think Morganthe was the real Chosen One? Feel free to leave them in the comments below!

Magical Fishing Arrives to Wizard101

After two weeks of testing, the new game update went Live yesterday and Magical Fishing finally arrived in the Spiral!

If you haven't tried it yet, Fishing is a really fun and exciting new feature, that allows your Wizard to cast a Lure spell to catch a fish's attention. Fishes have different schools, sizes and rarity, and they are scattered around the worlds of Wizard City, Krokotopia, Grizzleheim and Mooshu! Can you catch them all and collect all the new badges?

The fishes you catch can be sold for Gold, or placed in Fish Tanks and displayed in your home. Fish Tanks are available in the Crown Shop, but they can also be crafted or obtained from Chests that can now be caught through Fishing. For an illustrated guide on Fish, check out Swordroll's amazing Fish School and Location Guide. Also, check out Kelsey's Guide to Fish Tank Recipes!

In other news, you can now craft your very own Teleport Tapestries! Get the recipes from crafters up to the world of Celestia. Additionally, look for Castle Blocks Recipes at Lloyd FallingWater in the Wizard City Shopping District near the fountain, and a brand new vendor in Zafaria's Baobab Market, called Jihane Abletusk!

For a complete list of Update Notes, click here.

Test Realm Opens for Magical Fishing

Fishing is something developers wanted to include in Wizard101 since before it was launched almost 6 years ago! And now, Magical Fishing comes to the Spiral!

Players who are at least Level 7 can speak to Lucky Hookline, in the Wizard City Commons, on the Test Realm only. He's easy to spot; he's a Pelican with a fishing pole! He will teach you all you need to know about Fishing and give you the quest "A River Runs Through It".

Read everything about fishing by checking out the Update Notes!

Quick notes about Fishing
  • Catching fish consumes a small amount of Energy;
  • Fish have schools, in more than one sense of the word. You have a better chance at catching a Fire School fish with the Fire School Fish lure spells;
  • If the fish gets away, it will give you a hint as to its school with the color of the splash: Black for Death, Crimson for Balance, Yellow for Myth, Red for Fire, Blue for Ice, Green for Life, Purple for Storm.
  • The fish you see in the ponds are exclusive to you, other people will see their own fish;
  • You can scare away your fish by running too close to them;
  • Other players and mounts won't get in the way of your fishing view;
  • You currently cannot fish in underwater areas;
  • There's more than just fish in the lakes and rivers of the Spiral.

Energy Boost
Players who are level 7 or higher will get a boost to their base Energy. This boost to your Energy can be used for Gardening, Pet Training or Fishing!

Fishing Luck
Fishing luck is a stat that increases your chance of catching a fish when you use a Magical Lure. There are two new Elixirs in the Crown Shop that increase your Fishing Luck!

Miscellaneous Updates
  • Look for Castle Blocks Recipes at Lloyd FallingWater in the Wizard City Shopping District near the fountain;
  • Look for recipes for Teleport Tapestries on Eudora TangleTree in Olde Town, Wul'Yahm in Krokotopia, Felicia Worthington in Marleybone, Balthazar Dragonthorn in Dragonspyre and Gearwise in Celestia;
  • A new housing vendor has appeared in Zafaria! Visit Jihane Abletusk in the Boabab Market;
  • You must be friends with the owner of the house to use the Spiral Cup Gauntlet, but you do not have to be friends with the owner of the house to use the Winterbane or Pagoda Gauntlets.

Find out more about these miscellaneous updates and Test Realm schedule here.

Introducing the Spiral Cup Gauntlet

A new Wizard101 bundle is now available at Target stores in the United States: the Spiral Cup Gauntlet. If you are one of those Wizards disappointed that the Spiral Cup quest in Wysteria wasn't repeatable, this game card is definitely for you!

This Bundle comes with
  • Pigswick Fountain
  • Tanglewood Vine Mount
  • Pegasus Pony Pet
  • Pigswick Academy Attire
  • Mystic Grimoire Weapon
  • One month or 5,000 Crowns

You select the items' level when you claim them from your in-game Gift Icon, so you may choose the tier that best fits the needs of your Wizard. You can see the stats of each tier here.

New Spell, Pets and Drops

This gauntlet introduces new pets: the Dill Piggle, Purple Spider and Rude Goblin. A brand new spell is also used by one of the bosses, Balance Hound. Furthermore, the Energetic Gear from the Wyvern's Hoard Pack is also confirmed to be dropped.

Credits: A big thank you to Erin WinterHunter for the tour!

Pirate101 Pet Hybrid Project

As you know, the latest Pirate101 update introduced advanced mechanics to the Pet system and many new Pets have arrived in the Spiral. With so many of them out there, discovering new hybrids is a challenging task.

Merciless Morgrim originally started the Morphing Project and Kelsey Fireheart is running one of her own, Pet Hybrid Project. You can contribute to both projects by morphing pets together, and tweeting your results directly @PetComboDaily or @Pirate101Pets, or using the hashtag #P101MorphProject.

Make sure you take a look at Morgrim's complete Spreadsheet on Hybrids. Also, check out Kelsey's Illustrated Guide on Pet Hybrids.