Tuesday, July 1, 2008

This just in: Selva Norte, an RNPC in Version 2.9.4

Next posts
Selva Norte dossier: personal skill, stances, armor
Selva Norte: Preliminary Quest Guide
Selva Norte's backstory and the evolution of her left arm
Selva Norte: Armor Recipe

All images and information taken from doratomo.jp/~sannpomiti's Version 2.9.4 patch notes and information page!

Not too long ago I fielded a question regarding the Granado Espada character Selva Norte, a/k/a RCM Hrin's avatar. The question ran along the lines of, "Is Selva really an RNPC?" This was because we'd only been seeing her as a storyline character ever since her debut in Version 2.4.x, when she was introduced as a part of the White Baron Edward Jameson's backstory.

I think this question can now be considered officially answered.

As was shown in the Version 2.6.3 The Requiem teasers, Selva is Edward Jameson's lover, and was pretty much also the object of Gavin Jameson's affections. Here she is, torn between the two men who love her.

I may not be able to read hangul, but this is a familiar screen for those who watch the many teaser videos. Many of the recent RNPCs were introduced in just this style. Now, meet Selva Norte the RNPC.

The picture says the stance is called "Cuchemar", but look at those skills. One of Selva's stances is Avance Garde. Corrected with the right picture of the Cuchemar skills from the official kGE site ... are those "life steal" skills?

I've never seen those skills before, so I'll assume for now that Rapida Espada is Selva's second exclusive stance.

No word yet on Selva's stats or see ETA below personal skill, though I expect we'll be hearing more about her in the upcoming days.

EDITED TO ADD: From Chinensis via the Selva Norte as UPC of the Week on the Sword of the New World forums comes Selva's stats!


Str: 7
Agi: 7
Con: 5
Dex: 5
Int: 5
Cha: 3

Hmm, decent Str + Agi and a lot more Int than the standard melee-type - is it likely she's a hybrid i.e. can use melee weapons AND magic like Panfilo and Karjalainen?

Man, I hope they finally manage to release The Requiem after the maintenance this coming Thursday - and I
really hope the patching doesn't cause the servers to crash in the process. ...Although, past history tells us we might just have to cross our fingers and hope for the best.

...I'll try to have something for you guys to do on Thursday while waiting to patch.


DeSanggria said...


yay yay yaaaaaay!!! i can't wait to get a selva para kumpleto na ang love triangle ko! bwahahahaa!!

Nine Moons said...

@ desanggria

*facepalm* okay, i should have seen that one coming XD talagang trip mo ng tragic love triangle, eh?

personally, i want to see kung tama ba yung skill set for the Cuchemar stance because the forums thread shows a different and unique set of skills entirely; and i want to see how Rapida Espada works.

ano kaya dex / agi nya? baka naman si Selva na ang papalit kay mama Adelina.....

DeSanggria said...

i have a feeling that selva's gonna be much more worth the trouble to get. unlike gavin, his quest is a pain, but his stats and skills aren't that impressive (his brother's skills fare better than his).

judging by the looks of it, selva's quest is also going to be difficult, but her exclusive skills might make her even better than edward.

i wonder if i'm going to be lucky the second time around to get selva's card. alam mo namang nandaya lang ako just to get gavin's. >:)

and yep, tragic love stories ftw! i love unhappy endings. bwahahaha!

Nine Moons said...

@ desanggria

gavin's not worth it? holy crap. good thing i never planned to get him as in get him - i just want to do the Katovic quests, he's just a side treat....

hell yeah selva's quest is gonna be a pain. according to doratomo, you might need to venture into Chaos Requiem for one of her quest requirements @.@ good luck to me, when am i ever going to get any of this trio?

Richard T. Ramos said...

holy smokes!!! it's selva!!!
damn can't wait for 2.9 hehehe

Nine Moons said...

@ richard

reason enough to stay eh? if only for a chance to recruit this lady ^^

DeSanggria said...

yep, gavin's stats aren't that impressive. he's just there as an accessory, and as bragging rights to anyone who adds him to their family as proof that they finished the goddamn awful katovic quests.

and since i cheated, i'm not entitled to those bragging rights. XD

holy shit...part of the quest involves going into chaos requiem?

i hope we have another santa event then i'll ask for a selva card. hahaha! cheat cheat cheaaaat! XD

Nine Moons said...

@ desanggria

what would I ask for in another santa event?

...i have no idea.

DeSanggria said...

mababaw lang kaligayahan ko. ahahaha!

ascoth a.k.a. Chinensis said...

What the... Chaos Requiem? >,<

Sana naman kung ano ang meron sa quest niya, accessible siya kahit sa mga vets. ahehehehe

And hopefully hindi kailangang matapos ang gavin quest para makuha siya, pero kung kailangan talaga... oh well, hindi ko na problema ang quest ni gavin. ahahahahaha!

Kung makuha ko na si Selva Cuneta, magsasama na sila ni Gavin Concepcion at Edward Pangilinan =P (wala akong maisip na parody para kay Edward... hehehe)

ascoth a.k.a. Chinensis said...

Btw, naghahanap kayo ng stats ni Selva di ba? Heto:

Str: 7
Agi: 7
Con: 5
Dex: 5
Int: 5
Cha: 3

Sacrificed ang HP at Dex niya for Str at Agi. Mukhang mag-e-enjoy ako sa paggamit sa kanya. hehehehwe

Source: http://forum.swordofthenewworld.com/index.php?showtopic=17322

Nine Moons said...

@ chinensis

let's hope i read the doratomo info right, since it's not easy to get to chaos requiem.

i'll be posting the stats with credit to you and the original link.

looks like i'm interested now in getting Selva. with stats like that, this is gonna be nice.

arlene said...

is it ok if i borrow your guide coz im planning to put in our faction forum and ph forum so they will be updated on selva but before that i need your permission before getting it T_T

is it ok??

Nine Moons said...

@ arlene

permission granted ^^ and thank you for asking. please just put a link back to this blog or to me as the writer of the posts.

may i ask, which faction/server are you from?