Frogster has announced the upcoming release of Fires of Shadowforge, the fifth chapter to the fantasy MMORPG Runes of Magic, for June 2012. The expansion will bring new zones complete with dungeons, as well as a brand new playable dwarf race, offering players a choice between two new original arcane classes — Sorcerer and Champion.
Chapter V: Fires of Shadowforge sees the reappearance of a race of Dwarves that has lain hidden beneath the ground of Taborea – Shadowforge Dwarves. Bearing, curious tattoos for distinction, the Shadowforge Dwarves are close relatives of the Fireboot Dwarves and share their unique ability to manipulate dark elements to improve their mastery of blacksmithing. However, after a dispute with their dwarven brethren, they were banished below the surface of the earth to live out their existence.
While founding a new kingdom within the cave systems east of the region, the Shadowforge Dwarves spent their time channeling spiritual energy and perfecting the art of runecraft. The years spent underground out of reach of the sun, coupled with their ardent experimentation with the dark elements, have drastically altered their appearance, making their skin pale and their eyes the fieriest among their kin.
Details will be published over the coming weeks. For more information on Runes of Magic and Chapter V: Fires of Shadowforge, please visit: http://us.runesofmagic.com/us/.