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The Grotesque Mage, formerly known as the Master Magician, Gaston, was created from the aftermath of a botched magic show. During his final performance, the magician's body mysteriously disappeared after he failed to reunite his head and body. The Grotesque Mage came into being soon after.

He serves as the boss of the Grotesque Mage event. Upon his defeat, the player is rewarded with Magic Tickets, which can be used in the Magician's Hall. The Grotesque Mage also features as one of the mini bosses in The Twisted Realm and in the Abyssal Expedition.



Kuilin City is recognized as Esperia’s capital of arts. Opera, painting and music blend together harmoniously to create the city’s atmosphere, giving rise to countless artforms and great fame, becoming a resplendent jewel in the field of the arts. No matter if it’s Prince Leicester, Kuilin City’s high society, or the commoners, everyone has artist sensibilities.

The passion and inclusiveness of the Kuilin City folk have for art has attracted performance artists from all over the world. The city has a large number of big theaters and, as well the famous Megamouth Shark Troupe, there are hundreds more from all over showing off their unique skills on the stage. Among them is the one known as Gaston “There’s no magic in the world I can’t do” the Master Mage.

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It’s a full-house at the Golden Theatre. Master Gaston holds his breath as he prepares to “sever” his head from his body. This performance would prove to be the most terrifying show in history. The process of rejoining the head to the body never came. One moment were waves of applause, a moment later becoming a torrent of screams. Green-eyed and ringlet-curls of blonde, a handsome skull rolls down the gorgeous stage. The entire audience was terrified. A lady in the front row saw the rolling head with her own eyes and even caught it in her arms, she’s still in hospital repeating crazy nonsense about ghosts and spirits.

Kuilin City’s semi-official Arts Review Journal reports the story with the huge headline, “Major Mistake! Master Magician Perishes Instantly!” However, compared with the heart-wrenching audience descriptions, relatively few people catch the final line: After chaos that night, the body of the deceased mage strangely vanished.

In any case, it wasn’t long before Kuilin City’s resident’s attention to this “accident” was drowned out by other more exciting news. People eulogize art, pursue hotspots, not caring for that which cannot be seen, like gangrene on the city’s bones, lingering in it’s shadows.


Name Icon Description
Electric Spark Electric Spark.png Normal attacks shoot a bolt of lightning which ignores summons and prioritizes targets in formation order. Lightning bolts will end if they reach a certain length or after dealing damage 20 times.

When a target is hit by the lightning, their attack power will be reduced by 7% for 5 seconds. Attack debuff duration is calculated separately for each time a target is hit by lightning.

Escape Plan Escape Plan.png Magically escapes from the battlefield after enemies have used ultimates 6 times, ending the battle instantly.
Phantom Magic Phantom Magic.png Damage the entire enemy team and create a phantom which removes most buffs from enemies, gaining any attribute bonuses the buffs granted. Damage taken by the phantom does not count towards total damage dealt.

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Lore Characters

AncelotAngelo's DaughterAnsielBaron RayneDemiurgeDrewDuchess GeorgianaEarl of OyeEdwinJarle GilderKei OdagiriKhasos' MasterLord of KuilinMortas' BenefactorNuzteiPrevious Grand ChieftainQuicksand ClawsReginald GilderScarlet Laurence, SeniorSepulcreTalene's MotherWillson

Auxiliary Characters

AmandaArchimedesArsèneFortune DuckGuardsHarryHorwich and PorterJohannaKorgasMamahahaOld PalsSavagehornShadow MastiffStitchyTwin TerrorsWhite HindZilsu, Szetzu, and Ilshu

Other Characters

ChicaDollyMr. WakeMarkiplierStargazer






EdwinHorwich and PorterSepulcreStitchy