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I've been away from the game for a coupe of years so I need to know what happened to the abyss. Can we still go there or does it even exist anymore?

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All of the abyss was deleted except for Divine Fortress.  The siege for that is every Tues and Thurs and you can get there from a portal in each faction's Lakrum fort.

When you're there you'll be shown as being in Reshanta.

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Aly-DN   

Lore-wise the rest of the abyss, aside from Divine, is frozen over. So it's there, it just isn't survivable at this moment in time in the story. So this explains why mechanically we can't access those areas.

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45 minutes ago, Aly-DN said:

Lore-wise the rest of the abyss, aside from Divine, is frozen over. So it's there, it just isn't survivable at this moment in time in the story. So this explains why mechanically we can't access those areas.

wait so there is some abyss left not all of it was wiped???

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Aly-DN   
53 minutes ago, MintyR-DN said:

wait so there is some abyss left not all of it was wiped???

It's not wiped out.. it's a block of ice.

Remember this lady?

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From a design and story perspective, only the Reshanta Core (Divine Fort area) is accessible.  But from a technical perspective, the WHOLE abyss is still there but just inaccessible by conventional means and is out of bounds. A buddy of mine made it out of the core somehow during divine seige it bugged on him and was able to fly around to the old balaur forts, shard war areas, and to the elyos base all the way at the lower abyss but it was unpopulated. 

 

This is also why the Divine fort is still laggy as hell.  You're essentially loading up and rendering the whole abyss still but you just can't see it past the core's walls but it's still getting rendered as the old part of the game didn't have the features to only load and render what was in your immediate draw distance and not load anything that sat behind full wall borders to save on resources. I know this because when he was flying away from the core you could see the islands, forts on the upper and mid, the shards, and when he looked down in the distance the Asmo and Elyos bases were showing up too.

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Also, from a lore perspective, I thought Ereshkigal destroyed the mid and lower abyss completely to the point that the islands came crashing down all around Atreia, heavily damaged the God's Tower in the center, and the fractured pieces destroyed all the lower lev 10-30 zones like Elton/Theobombos save for Poeta and Heiron for Elyos and the Asmo equivalents. 

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3 minutes ago, Malachyte-KT said:

Also, from a lore perspective, I thought Ereshkigal destroyed the mid and lower abyss completely to the point that the islands came crashing down all around Atriea, heavily damaged the God's Tower in the center, and the fractured pieces destroyed all the lower lev 10-30 zones like Elton/Theobombos save for Poeta and Heiron for Elyos and the Asmo equivalents. 

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Crashing down is hardly a possible description of what might have happened, considering the geography of atreia.

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12 minutes ago, Matsukamy-KT said:

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Crashing down is hardly a possible description of what might have happened, considering the geography of atreia.

And yet, that's what happened. Also, why can't it crash down? From perspective of Asmodae the Eternity tower is center and the abyss is up, from perspective of Elysea the Eternity Tower is center and the abyss is up...But don't take my word for it... I'll post the lore info for 6.0 at the bottom and you can read for yourself. 

Here is the link you can read the stuff for yourself:

https://aion.fandom.com/wiki/Ereshkigal

And some extra Ereshkigal lore from in game docs too : https://aion.fandom.com/wiki/The_Story_of_Ereshkigal_-_The_Chosen_Drakan

 

Scarring of Atreia (6.0) Edit

By the time of Aion 6.0 the continued interference of the Daevas had become a serious headache for Ereshkigal. The Elyos and Asmodians had wrestled back control over the Abyss, her supply of troops was no longer infinite following the destruction of the Mirash Sanctum, and with the deaths of Nergal, Kirshka and Orissan she had lost three of her most trusted officers. Ereshkigal realizes that she needs more power, and thus sets her cold eyes on the Tower of Eternity. In an effort to gain access to the Tower and put an end to the Daevic menace once and for all, she depletes a substantial amount of her powers to destabilize and fracture the Abyss, sending its numerous islands crashing into Elysea and Asmodae.

Many of the Atreian lands and lives perish in the third catastrophe to occur since the Cataclysm and the Upheaval, but before the destruction is complete the Archdaeva player appears and, just like their past self, sacrifices him/herself to prevent complete destruction. Thanks to the (old) player's sacrifise the lands of Poeta/Ishalgen, Heiron/Beluslan as well as both capitals manage to survive the disaster, as do the Balaurean lands of Inggison/Gelkmaros and Cygnea/Enshar. Seeing that her plan has failed and that the Divine Fortress is now completely open to attack following the destruction of the Lower and Upper Layers, Ereshkigal flees to the land of Lakrum.

In Lakrum both factions find that Ereshkigal's forces have seized control and consolidated themselves around the fortress at the edge of the region. Through initial advances it is learned that apparently an object with great powers resides within the fortress, but that Ereshkigal has been unsuccessful in seizing it so far. Thus begins a deadly race to reclaim the land and advance on the 3rd Dragon Lord before she can succeed.

With the help of an Elyos/Asmodian scholar named Atis/Rith the Daevas are able to steadily reclaim the land, and ultimately uncover the presence of the Primeth's Forge. In the structure they find Ereshkigal's troops working on some sort of gauntlet under the command of <Frigida>, commander of the Dredgion fleets that attacked the Daevic capitals and one of Ereshkigal's last remaining officers. After an intense battle the Daevas see her slain, but unbeknownst to everyone another presence makes off with the gauntlet amidst the chaos.

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18 hours ago, Malachyte-KT said:

And yet, that's what happened. Also, why can't it crash down? From perspective of Asmodae the Eternity tower is center and the abyss is up, from perspective of Elysea the Eternity Tower is center and the abyss is up...But don't take my word for it... I'll post the lore info for 6.0 at the bottom and you can read for yourself. 

Here is the link you can read the stuff for yourself:

https://aion.fandom.com/wiki/Ereshkigal

And some extra Ereshkigal lore from in game docs too : https://aion.fandom.com/wiki/The_Story_of_Ereshkigal_-_The_Chosen_Drakan

 

Scarring of Atreia (6.0) Edit

By the time of Aion 6.0 the continued interference of the Daevas had become a serious headache for Ereshkigal. The Elyos and Asmodians had wrestled back control over the Abyss, her supply of troops was no longer infinite following the destruction of the Mirash Sanctum, and with the deaths of Nergal, Kirshka and Orissan she had lost three of her most trusted officers. Ereshkigal realizes that she needs more power, and thus sets her cold eyes on the Tower of Eternity. In an effort to gain access to the Tower and put an end to the Daevic menace once and for all, she depletes a substantial amount of her powers to destabilize and fracture the Abyss, sending its numerous islands crashing into Elysea and Asmodae.

Many of the Atreian lands and lives perish in the third catastrophe to occur since the Cataclysm and the Upheaval, but before the destruction is complete the Archdaeva player appears and, just like their past self, sacrifices him/herself to prevent complete destruction. Thanks to the (old) player's sacrifise the lands of Poeta/Ishalgen, Heiron/Beluslan as well as both capitals manage to survive the disaster, as do the Balaurean lands of Inggison/Gelkmaros and Cygnea/Enshar. Seeing that her plan has failed and that the Divine Fortress is now completely open to attack following the destruction of the Lower and Upper Layers, Ereshkigal flees to the land of Lakrum.

In Lakrum both factions find that Ereshkigal's forces have seized control and consolidated themselves around the fortress at the edge of the region. Through initial advances it is learned that apparently an object with great powers resides within the fortress, but that Ereshkigal has been unsuccessful in seizing it so far. Thus begins a deadly race to reclaim the land and advance on the 3rd Dragon Lord before she can succeed.

With the help of an Elyos/Asmodian scholar named Atis/Rith the Daevas are able to steadily reclaim the land, and ultimately uncover the presence of the Primeth's Forge. In the structure they find Ereshkigal's troops working on some sort of gauntlet under the command of <Frigida>, commander of the Dredgion fleets that attacked the Daevic capitals and one of Ereshkigal's last remaining officers. After an intense battle the Daevas see her slain, but unbeknownst to everyone another presence makes off with the gauntlet amidst the chaos.

I will never accept the way they rushed Ereshkigal to its end. 

SHE DESERVED MOARRRRR

and yes, she destroyed Abyss to pieces and made a meteor rain to Atreia. (that was NCsoft lazy way to show how powerful she is)

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Yes. what everyone has said is true. However It is my hope tho at some later point in the future they may bring back some parts of the abyss with it's open areas and free flight. The abyss used to mean freedom for me. Oh,.......,One can hope................

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