A Gateway into the Past 2023

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Thalita, a Dwarf belonging to a clan hidden between the lush tropical mountains of Unur, welcomes us again and informs us that they have made a remarkable discovery that could change the destiny of Sun and Moon Dwarves: A mysterious ancient site that resembles a colossal Merge Board! Their most skilled sorcerers have studied it extensively, yet it remains inscrutable. The Ancient Site is activated by playing the Merge Game within it. As the first piece is placed, a pale moon emerges inside the site, and curious small portals materialize in the surrounding area.

Quests & Quest Milestones

The quest line consists of a Story Section and additional Episodic Quests, which start as soon as the story is completed. This means that you will be able to finish the first series of quests right away, while later quests have new additions released on a daily basis, allowing you to continue to play one additional event quest on each new event day.

Solving event quests also comes with additional benefits, as each completed quest brings you closer to reaching one of the Milestones which give you additional rewards simply for reaching them.

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Event Menu

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Each completed quest will give you Dwarven Chips Dwarven Chips.png as a reward. They are automatically added to the Event Menu. Dwarven Chips are used to open Cups to receive Game Pieces, which you can trade with Dwarves for precious Triumph Gems Triumph Gems.png. With these precious Triumph Gems you can unlock amazing Grand Prizes including the fantastic Evolving Building: Solunar Nexus.

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By clicking the Event Menu icon you will access the Event Window which will give you plenty of information and allow you to put the Dwarven Chips you gathered to use:

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  1. Indicates the remaining time for the Event.
  2. Shows you the amount of Dwarven Chips Dwarven Chips.png you have collected and not yet spent.
  3. Leagues: Allows you to see your progress through the Leagues (please check the bottom of the page for more information)
  4. Allows you to buy Dwarven Chips using Diamonds.
  5. If you see that you have reached 5/5 Reroll charges, and you want to change your Daily Prize, just press the Reroll button, confirm your choice, and you will see your Daily Prize change for the day!
  6. Shows you the Daily Exclusive reward you can get when you trade with the Dwarves. This also shows you how long it will be available for before it is gone.
  7. Grand Prizes to be won by collecting 20 Triumph Gems Triumph Gems.png for each.
  8. The amount of Triumph Gems you have traded with the Dwarves.
  9. Info-Point: Here you can check the several available evolutions of the Game Pieces and what their state of evolution is.
  10. Game Board: Where the Game Pieces will appear and where you can merge them.
  11. Trades available at that time, check the cost of trading based on the offer you wish to accept from the Dwarves.
  12. Your progress in the discovery of the Solunar Nexus.
  13. Waste bucket: Drag a piece you want to remove from the game board here. Beware! This process cannot be undone.
  14. Cups: This is where you can spend your Dwarven Chips, each Cup has a specific type of Game Piece.
  15. Lucky Draw: This magnificent card allows you to place a level 5 or 6 evolved Game Piece on the game board. If luck smiles on you, you can receive 50-100 Dwarven Chips.

You can also click the Helpbtto.png button to see the help information on A Gateway into the Past event.

Dwarven Chips

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You start the Event with 40 Dwarven Chips Dwarven Chips.png and each Event Quest will give you more as a reward for completing the given tasks. Additionally, you will receive 20 Dwarven Chips Dwarven Chips.png if you visit your city each day and collect the Daily Event Reward!

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Also, from time to time, you will find more Dwarven Chips around your city outskirts for you to collect.

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You can then use the Dwarven Chips to win Game Pieces. Additional Dwarven Chips are unlocked upon reaching the first Quest Milestone.

Remember that A Gateway into the Past only lasts for a few weeks, and after that you will no longer be able to use your Dwarven Chips to obtain Game Pieces that are stored in the Cups and earn awesome rewards, so don't waste time!

The Trading Game

Cups and Game Pieces

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To play a Merge Event, you will need two things: Mergeable Pieces and Cups.

There are three types of Pieces in this event:

  • The Figurines
  • The Tools
  • The Dice

Each type of Piece has six levels. You can find all the levels of each piece on the image below:

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The Cups will give you the Game Pieces to play this event. Each Cup can only give a Game Piece of its type. You can activate a Cup using your Dwarven Chips, but the reward of the Cup is randomly chosen by the game. You can see in the table below the odds of each piece for each Cup:

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Please note: You can see that each Cup can only give you a Game Piece up to Level Five.

Merging Process

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The format of this Event is Merging the Game Pieces. To obtain the rewards from the Dwarven Traders, you have to offer them the correct Game Pieces.

But when you activate a Cup, you will receive a Game Piece of the Cup type, but not necessarily the level that you want. It's now that the Merging can take place!

To merge two Pieces together, you have to click on the First Piece and drag it onto the Second Piece. And that's all! The merge will be done and a new evolved Game Piece will appear!

There are some rules to follow:

First rule: You can only merge together two game pieces of the same type and the same level. Which means that, you can't merge a Dice level 1 and a Tool level 1. But you can merge two Figurines level 2.

The result of two Game Pieces merged together will always be a single Game Piece, but one which has evolved to the next level up from that of the initially separated pieces.

Example: you need to produce a Dice level 5? You need to merge two Dice level 4.

Second rule: The merging is irreversible. If you don't need the merged Piece, you can only discard it or keep it until you need it.

Third rule: By merging two Pieces, you will always get a higher level. You can never obtain a lower level.

The Trading Process

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On the right section of the Game Table, you will find three orders from the Dwarven Traders. Similar to the Chests of our previous events.

To complete each trade offer, you need to produce the required Game Pieces in the Game Table. You can have a maximum amount of 3 offers at the same time and each offer will ask you for one Piece of each type but with different levels. The more difficult the offer is, the better the rewards.

If you don't want to fulfil an offer, you can decide to skip it. But be aware that you will have to wait 30 minutes to receive a new offer or use diamonds instead.

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In the first and the second offer, you can see that the player has in his Game table, one Game Piece for the first offer and two for the second because the squares are green.

If you look at the top corner of these two offers, you can also see a red box to allow the player to skip the offer.

If you hover over the offer with your mouse, you can see the available rewards, and the chances of receiving these. As with the Chests of our previous event, you can only win one of the listed rewards. It all depends on your luck!

In the third offer, you can see that the player has all the Game Pieces. In this situation, the player can no longer skip the offer. Please note: If you don't want to fulfil this offer, you can just delete or merge one of the pieces asked by the offer.

In all offers, you can also see how many Triumph Gems Triumph Gems.png the offer will grant you.

When you accept an offer, the Game Pieces will be taken from your Game board, the Rewards of the offer will be granted, and the Triumph Gems Triumph Gems.png obtained will help you to progress in the Grand Prizes Lane and the League. Please see our dedicated section below.

The Lucky Draws

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The Lucky Draw is your Joker for this Event! As a reward of a Dwarven Trader offer, you can win "Lucky Draws". This is a special item that will grant you a reward randomly chosen by the game. You can win higher level Game Pieces or Dwarven Chips.


Evolving Buildings

A new Evolving building is available in A Gateway into the Past: Solunar Nexus. It can be evolved through 10 stages to increase its power. If you want more information about Evolving Buildings, please see our dedicated page.

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Solunar Nexus

Solunar Nexus provides Culture and Population as a base bonus. For its special bonus it will produce: Supplies, Goods, Mana and many others depending on the Chapter.

Royal Prize Pass

The Royal Prize Pass is an additional feature, which can accompany any regular Event in Elvenar.

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For every event step completed, you will make a step towards the next Grand Prize, and an additional Prize within the Royal Prize Pass!

In the Grand Prizes window, available from the Event screen if the Event is using the mechanic, you can see the upcoming event prizes that are waiting for you to be unlocked.

Here, for every step earned from collecting Event Currency, you can unlock one of the event Grand Prizes, among which you can find various high-rarity instants, Artifacts, and so on. The Royal Prize Pass adds Royal Grand Prizes, which can be collected with the regular Grand Prizes.

The Royal Prize Lane becomes available with purchasing the Royal Prize Pass and you can do so at any time during the Event! Previously unlocked Royal Grand Prizes will also be available at any point, should you decide to purchase the Royal Prize Pass. For this event, the exclusive buildings that will be granted with the purchase of the Royal Prize Pass is the Super Jumper Tower, and if you progress enough you'll be rewarded with the new expiring building, the Queen's Idol.

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Grand Prizes and Daily Prizes

Each day, you will have a chance to win a Daily Exclusive Prize but, the real goal of this Event is to win the fantastic Grand Prizes.

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Grand Prizes include the Solunar Nexus Artifact, which allows you to evolve your Solunar Nexus building to the next level. See Evolving Buildings for more information on the evolution process. But that's not all, as there are more awesome prizes, including Sip of Clarity, Ancient Knowledge, Pet Food, Spectral Stones, Rune Shards and more rewards !

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During this Event, you get the chance to win two new awesome Daily Prizes too: Perpetual Slider and Bouldersurge that will give Population and Culture, and Target Shooting that will give Training Ground Light Ranged units.

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And that's not all! If you progress enough in the game you can get two new Portraits, one in the Grand Prizes and one in the Royal Prizes that cannot be found anywhere else in the game:

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In this event, you will have the chance to participate in Leagues and win even more fantastic prizes! Triumph Gems Triumph Gems.png will not only allow you to collect Grand Prizes but also to progress up through the Leagues.

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There are five different Leagues: Hobby, Iron, Bronze, Silver and Gold League. Each League is limited to a number of players with the required amount of points for that League. If a league is already full, you will move to the next League down but remember, the positions on the Leagues are recalculated every hour so do not give up hope and keep gathering Triumph Gems Triumph Gems.png to be able to progress in the Leagues!

  • Hobby - All Players
  • Iron - Top 50%
  • Bronze - Top 20%
  • Silver - Top 5%
  • Gold - Top 1%

For the Hobby League you only need to start playing the event, as for the rest of the Leagues you need to gather Triumph Gems Triumph Gems.png in order to progress to a higher League.

Each League has a minimum number of points that need to be reached. The League requirements are based on the progress of all players playing the event and are recalculated every hour, so you might notice some changes in the required points to achieve the next League.

If you hover your mouse over the Leagues icon in the event window, you will be able to see what your rank is and how much further you have to go until you reach the next League.

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Leagues Prizes

In Leagues there are even more fantastic prizes to be won such as Expiring Buildings, Knowledge Points, Royal Restoration, Artifacts and even an exclusive Portrait that is not available anywhere else in the game!

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Each league has a set of awesome rewards, the higher the league the better the rewards! In order to receive the rewards of the league you desire, you must be in the top ranking of that League. At the end of the event you will see a reward window that displays your League position and the prizes you have won.

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