Chronicles is a new type of gameplay within the SWG universe that allows any player to become a Chronicler and to create their own quests and share them with other players within their server. Added to the game with Game Update 13, Chronicles uses a new Profession system, new items, and new skills to enhance gameplay and bring player ingenuity to the forefront of the MMO genre. Any player can become a Chronicle Master as the profession acts independently of the player's main profession (in the same way that Pilot and Politician does) and does not require any Expertise points.
As an Update 13 gift, you receive a Chronicles Start Kit.
These relics can be looted from almost any NPC in Star Wars Galaxies and are the basic building blocks of the Chronicler Profession. Each Relic represents a task that a player will have to undergo in order to complete a quest. Relics quality can range from 1 to 4 and relates to how challenging or exciting the task is. If a Chronicler is capable of understanding the Relic (if their Relic Quality Skill is high enough) they can add these Relics to their Quest Builder and use them in the creation of quests. A list of drop locations can be found here.
Chronicle Relic Fragments
NPCs can also drop Chronicle Relic Fragments, and looted Relics can be deconstructed into these Fragments. These fragments can be rebuilt by a Chronicler into a new random Relic at a cost of ten Relic Fragments per two new Relics. The skill of the Chronicler determines the quality of the new relic.
Chronicles Loot Toggle
With the inclusion of the April 2010 Bug Bash Update, developers added the /chroniclesloottoggle command which will stop the NPC from generating Chronicles related loot upon its death. If any member of a group has the toggle set to ON, then loot will still drop, but if every group member has the toggle set to OFF then the loot will not drop. By default the Chronicles Loot Toggle is set to ON.
Creating quests within the Quest Builder grants Chronicler XP. As a player gets more and more XP they move up through the levels of the Chronicler Profession which allows them to create longer quests using more complex tasks. The different levels and bonuses within the Chronicler Career Progression are as follows:
|Stage||Item||Holocron Task Efficiency||Chronicle Relic Quality||Chronicle Holocron Sharing Proficiency||Relic Mastery||Chronicles XP Required|
|Chronicle Apprentice||Chronicles Start Kit||+6||+1||N/A|
|Chronicle Apprentice: Tier I||+5||50,000|
|Chronicle Apprentice: Tier II||Chronicles Booster Pack||+1||70,000|
|Chronicle Apprentice: Tier III||+1||110,000|
|Chronicle Apprentice: Tier IV||Chronicles Booster Pack||170,000|
|Chronicle Novice||Chronicle Master Statuette||+1||230,000|
|Chronicle Novice: Tier I||+1||290,000|
|Chronicle Novice: Tier II||Chronicles Booster Pack||+5||360,000|
|Chronicle Novice: Tier III||Chronicles Booster Pack||+1||430,000|
|Chronicle Novice: Tier IV||+1||500,000|
|Chronicle Novice: Tier V||Chronicles Booster Pack||580,000|
|Chronicle Scholar||Chronicle Master Sign (Hanging)||+1||670,000|
|Chronicle Scholar: Tier I||Chronicles Booster Pack||+1||765,000|
|Chronicle Scholar: Tier II||Chronicle Master Sign (Standing)||+5||875,000|
|Chronicle Scholar: Tier III||Chronicles Booster Pack||+1||985,000|
|Chronicle Scholar: Tier IV||Structure Deed: Chronicles Tent||+1||1,095,000|
|Chronicle Scholar: Tier V||Chronicles Booster Pack||+5||1,225,000|
|Chronicle Master||Chronicle Master Robe||+1||+1||+1||1,365,000|
The four skill modifiers that this Career Progression gives are listed below:
- Holocron Task Efficiency - The number of different tasks that can be included in a quest.
- Chronicle Relic Quality - Allows the Chronicler to use higher quality relics in the creation of quests.
- Chronicle Relic Sharing Proficiency - The Chronicler's skill at allowing other players to share quests with them.
- Relic Mastery - Determines the benefit of crafting Relics from Relic Fragments.
Player Created Quests
Once a Chronicler has created a quest, it becomes a Holocron which can be traded, sold or shared with other players. Players can then complete these quests and are rewarded with Silver or Gold Chronicle Tokens for doing so. These Tokens can be spent at the Chronicles Vendor in Theed or Coronet for various exclusive items.