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September 30, 2022

Become a 14th Upholder

Support AQWorlds and Become a Legend!

AdventureQuest Worlds went live in 2008. 14 years ago.* Many insanely-passionate players jumped at the chance to become the first Members of AQW. These dedicated, early supporters of the game became the game's Founders. And in honor of their trust and confidence, every October, we hold the Upholder promotion. Anyone upgrading during that month automatically becomes an Upholder... instantly making you one of our most Legendary supporters and unlocking a host of exclusive items and perks! 

AdventureQuest Worlds would not be what it is today without the support of those original Founders and all of the Upholders that came after... and we would not be able to build what comes next without your support now.

How to become a 14th Upholder

Starting this Friday, September 30th, at 12:01 AM EST, we are once again offering the chance to become an AQW Upholder. 

  • Have an active membership that expires on or after November 3rd, 2022 or
  • Upgrade your account with any membership package until 11:59 EST on November 2nd or
  • Upgrade your AQW account with ANY membership starting now and ANYTIME during the month of October**

Our 14th Upholder promotion begins now!  Badges have been added to all heroes who are already 14th Upholders. The 2022 exclusive Star Swords will arrive with Friday night's game update. 

What does a 14th Upholder get?

As a 14th Upholder, you'll receive:

  • Exclusive Upholder Class: Sentinel Class!***
  • Sentinel armor set
  • Access to the exclusive Star Sword: Origins zone
  • 14 new exclusive Star Swords for 14th Upholder
  • 13 Chaos Lord Star Swords
  • 12 Lord of Order Star Swords
  • 8 Artix Entertainment 20th anniversary Star Swords
  • 14th Upholder Character Page Badge
  • Infinite bragging rights

14th Upholder exclusive Star Swords

The 14th Upholder Star Swords are all themed on bosses from across our game universe. (Plus the bonus, rare Platinum DragonLord StarSword inspired by DragonFable.)

  • Carnax's Star Sword
  • Desoloth's Star Sword
  • Kezeroth's Star Sword
  • Phedra's Star Sword
  • Sepulchure's Star Sword
  • Vordred's Star Sword
  • Quetzal's Star Sword
  • Noxus's Star Sword
  • Xan's Star Sword
  • Wargoth's Star Sword
  • Valoth's Star Sword
  • Malgor's Star Sword
  • Star Sword of Madness
  • Platinum DragonLord Star Sword

Earlier this year, I polled my followers on Twitter to see which of the bosses across our game universe were the most popular. Then, along with some of the AQW game artists, we selected the following to base Star Swords on. Thank you for your suggestions and feedback!

DragonRoad Star Swords For ALL Upholders

We wouldn't be here without your support, and we want to make sure you know it! That's why, for the last two years, we've added new Star Swords available to every Upholder... and that continues this year. You'll find them in the Star Sword Merge shop in /dragonroad.

The star swords coming this year in the Dragon Road merge shop will arrive next week.

2022 Artix Entertainment 20th Anniversary Star Swords:

  • Black Dragon Star Sword: inspired by Artix Entertainment's logo 
  • Star Sword of Awe: inspired by the original AdventureQuest
  • Golden DragonLord Star Sword: inspired by DragonFable
  • Mecha Star Sword: inspired by MechQuest
  • ShadowFlame Star Sword: based on Malgor's faction
  • Akiban Star Sword: inspired by the Yokai Isle + Oni Naval Commander styles
  • Star Sword of Debris: inspired by Darkon's Elegy of Madness
  • Monstrous Star Sword: based on the Queen of Monsters
  • Star Sword of Shadows: a pure black Star Sword silhouette****

2021 Chaos Lord Star Swords:

  • 1st: Escherion + Star Sword
  • 2nd: Xiang + Star Sword
  • 3rd: Vath + Star Sword
  • 4th: Kitsune + Star Sword
  • 5th: WolfWing + Star Sword
  • 6th: Kimberly + Star Sword
  • 7th: Ledgermayne + Star Sword
  • 8th: Tibicenas + Star Sword
  • 9th: Khasaanda + Star Sword
  • 10th: Iadoa + Star Sword
  • 11th: Lionfang + Star Sword
  • 12th: Alteon + Star Sword
  • 13th: Dragon + Star Sword

2020 Lord of Order Star Swords:

  • Mirrored King's Star Sword
  • Mirrored Chronomancer's Star Sword
  • Mirrored Prophet's Star Sword
  • Mirrored Djinn's Star Sword
  • Mirrored Werepyre's Star Sword
  • Mirrored Twin's Star Sword
  • Mirrored Mage's Star Sword
  • Mirrored Bard's Star Guitar
  • Mirrored Samurai's Star Sword
  • Mirrored Mana Star Sword
  • Mirrored Knight's Star Sword
  • Mirrored Drow's Star Sword

Want to know if you're already an Upholder?

That's easy! Just click the Manage Account link on the left under the ACCOUNT section. As soon as you sign in you'll see when your membership expires. 

Your support makes all of our daily and weekly releases possible. It allows us to keep updating and expanding AQWorlds, and lets us keep most of the game free to play for ALL heroes.

Thank you for helping us keep AQWorlds online and updating since 2008, and working on the early development phases that will bring AQWorlds Mobile to life.

* We had no idea what kind of chaos we would create over the coming years!
** Please note that only Upgraded Legend Memberships count towards 14th Upholder.
*** The Sentinel Class will be available for ALL previous Upholders and Founders as our way of saying thanks for supporting us in the past! 
**** Suggested by AQWorlds Hero @TheSkyAE on Twitter.

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