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kMS ver. 1.2.215 – MapleStory First Spin-Off: Friends Story!

A new patch has been released, this time bringing MapleStory’s first spin-off, Friends Story! They had released this in Tespia last week but I didn’t post about it, so read on for more information!

They even had a cute trailer made for it!

MapleStory First Spinoff

A new story beyond Maple World! The magician Elwynn has discovered an opening to another dimension in Henesys. After entering it, you find yourself in Seoul, and you see many familiar faces in the Shinsoo School for some reason.

Friends Story Stages

There are two stages of Friends Story, the first are the story quests and the second is the Abandoned Building dungeon.

Friends Story Chapters

With 1 prologue and 5 episodes, experience a new type of story in Friends Story!

Abandoned Building Dungeon

There is also a special dungeon available to you after completing all episodes of Friends Story, one that helps your equipment grow. Enter the Abandoned Building of the Shinsoo School and make your Shinsoo School Badge gain extra stats!

Mr Headward's Shop

A new item that changes your overalls into special school uniforms is available to you. Completing story quests and dungeons in the Abandoned Building will allow you to collect Silver and Gold Needles. These can be taken to the tailor Mr. Headward to exchange for spiffy new outfits.

You will receive 1 Silver Needle after completing the prologue and get 2 more after finishing all the episodes. They can also be collected by completing the dungeon. Gold Needles drop randomly from bosses inside the dungeon.

MapleStory Friends Story

Elwynn Lily

The magician Elwynn has accidentally created a dimensional gap to another world. Maple Warriors! Enter the wardrobe and become a student at the Shinsoo School~

Cygnus Cygnus Nineheart Nineheart Mikhail Mikhail Icarut Icarut Hawkeye Hawkeye Oz Oz Irena Irena

Here, the characters you already know are a bit different than you remember! Cygnus is the only daughter of the Shinsoo Group, the company that owns Shinsoo School. Nineheart is the school council president, Mikhail is the captain of the Kendo club, Eckhart is an outsider, Hawkeye is the captain of the Taekwando club, Oz manages the mystery novel club, and Irena is captain of the archery club.

Orca Orca Francis Francis Magnus Magnus Hilla Hilla White Student Teacher White Student Teacher Cassandra Cassandra

Orca is an idol, Francis is a doll maniac (who is also in love with Orca), Magnus is the P.E. teacher, Hilla is the school nurse, the White Mage is the White Student Teacher, and Cassandra is a local fortuneteller.

Cassandra's Fan Belderos Ephenia Ericson Arkarium Stan ManagerHelenaAreda

Ms. Account has become Cassandra’s fan, Belderos is the captain of the soccer team, Ephenia is a student as well. Ericson is a school security guard, Arkarium teaches biology, Chief Stan is head of academic affairs, and Baroque is Orca’s manager. Helena (Athena) is a police officer and finally, Queen Areda is the chairwoman of the school.

Henesys Magic Wardrobe

Friends Story is open to all characters level 33-250. Experience will be granted from quests and the dungeon based on your level. It is accessible through Elwynn’s house in Henesys.

Dimensional Mirror Entrance

You can also access it from any town by choosing it in the Dimensional Mirror.

Shinsoo School


The Shinsoo School is the main setting of Friends Story. Experience a new type of map (3D-ish, like the Riena Strait boat) and have fun with the other students.

Friends Story Episodes


There is a prologue and 5 chapters available, but they are going to be opened on different days.

  • Prologue: World Beyond the Wardrobe (May 29)
  • Chapter 1: Cygnus and the Transfer Student’s Destiny (May 29)
  • Chapter 2: Idol Orca and the Crazed Stalker (May 30)
  • Chapter 3: School Nurse Hilla and P.E. Teacher Magnus (June 5)
  • Chapter 4: Fortuneteller Girl Cassandra and her Urban Legends (June 6)
  • Chapter 5: Unidentified Student Teacher and the Students’ Crisis (June 12)

Friends Story Smartphone

All the quests for Friends Story use a smartphone as the quest icon. Clicking it will open your phone where you can accept a ‘call’ (quest) from other students and also see your contacts and gallery of pictures.

Cygnus and the Bully Idol Orchid and Francis Science Teacher Arkarium Security Guard Ericson White Student Teacher

Here are the pictures that appear in your phone’s gallery.

XX's Best Friend Medal XX's Best Friend Chair

For completing all the story quests, you will receive one medal (2 all stats, 300 HP and MP, 1 attack and magic attack) and one chair out of 9. This will depend on the student that you choose as your best friend! I think you can just call them after completing all the quests and that will be enough haha.

Cygnus' Best Friend

Best Friend Chairs

All of them are so unbelievably cute ;_; I wish I could just get every single one… I think I’m going to choose the Orca one though!

Abandoned Building Entrance

After completing all the story quests, you can then access the Abandoned Building dungeon in the top left of the city. You can enter in a party of 1~3 people, up to 10 times per day.

You can only enter the dungeon if you are wearing your Shinsoo School Badge, which you can receive again if you have lost it by talking to the NPC Lily.

4 Regular Stages and 1 Boss Stage

When you enter the dungeon, there will be 4 general stages and 1 boss stage. The order of the stages will be different every time.

Shinsoo School Badge

While wearing your Shinsoo School Badge, completing the dungeon will give experience to your item, allowing it to level up and gain stats! The stat increase will be random, and it will gain attack/magic attack at level 5 and 9.

If you are not happy with your Badge’s stats, you can receive a new one by talking to Lily.

Uniform Voucher

The bosses in the dungeon may drop Gold Needles for you to give to Mr. Headward. To use one of the Uniform Vouchers he sells, double click them and choose an overall in your inventory.

Tailored Overall

The overall’s appearance will be changed into that of the uniform you chose, very similar to how an Anvil works! Mr. Headward also sells an item that will allow you to return a uniform to its original appearance.

Abandoned Building Dungeon Rewards

After completing the final stage of the dungeon, you’ll receive your prizes! You will get experience, experience for your Badge and Silver Needles. If you can defeat the bosses of each stage, you’ll receive bonus rewards.

Guild Search Improvements

Finally, completely unrelated to Friends Story, they have updated the functionality of the Guild Search feature, now allowing you to search for members of guilds instead of just guild masters.

Buff Duration

Also, buffs now show their duration (in minutes) in the corner of their icons.

11th Anniversary Maple Festival Event

All 11th Anniversary events have been extended, it will now end on June 25 instead of May 28!

Nexon Developers Conference

Hi, it’s Imyojeong.

Today, we went to the annual Nexon Developer’s Conference, hosted by Nexon. This year, there was a total of 115 different sessions.

There we proudly hung an illustration of MapleStory 2! We wanted to show you all as well.

I think those are the Knight and Priest classes (except male this time!). And there seems to be a bunch of maps on the side… areas that will be available?

Rivals Allon and Frey

This picture from MapleStory 2 is titled Rivals – Allon and Frey.

Vid Bleim Family's Destiny

There was one more new illustration at the NDC, this one was titled Vid-Bleim Family’s Fate. It’s Bella! Maybe she has a twin, one is good and one is evil?

  1. May 28, 2014 at 5:31 pm


    • Athalous
      June 1, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      Cheated to Second 😛

      • Anonymous
        June 1, 2014 at 10:28 pm

        Do you think that Bella has the Choice of Light and Darkness like Luminous possibly?

        • omegastriker
          June 1, 2014 at 11:59 pm

          WHERE HAS MS FALLEN TO? SLICE-OF-LIFE BULLSHIT? I miss killing monsters and epic bosses.

          • CloudScarlet
            June 4, 2014 at 9:55 pm

            im pretty sure u can still fight bosses and kill monsters this quest is of course optional

  2. SwordFlow and Pwickle
    May 28, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    @max I’m positive that the berserker picture you said on the bottom is actually a priest. You can see him holding a scepter and shield!

    • Max
      May 28, 2014 at 6:35 pm

      Haha yeah you’re right, my bad.

      • SwordFlow and Pwickle
        May 28, 2014 at 8:50 pm

        Great post btw!

  3. ShnorbleDoo
    May 28, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Cool! I’m a fan of those illustrations for both FriendsStory and Maple2!!!

  4. Anonymous
    May 28, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    ahhh i think the colorist mixed up Hawkeye’s and Eckhart’s skin tones lol

  5. Anonymous
    May 28, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    oh max are do the uniforms you get with the needles count as cash items/perm?

    • Max
      May 28, 2014 at 6:35 pm

      They are the same as those Cash Shop anvils, except they only work on overalls and they make them look like the specific uniform you bought.

  6. Anonymous
    May 28, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    I think its supposed to be a reverse chronicles of narnia or something seeing that you go into a wardrobe into a regular non magical world

    • Steakus
      March 19, 2015 at 6:18 am

      Nexon is known to copy shet. But yea, this is totally right. I thought about the same once I saw it.

  7. gooey
    May 28, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    wow, looks much cooler than it did when i first saw it. i guess they’re not completely stuipid at nexon after all!

  8. MagdielB
    May 28, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    This is interesting. I’m glad that there’s something to gain from doing those quests, and the level range is so open that it’s neat =o
    (Oh also, there’s a spelling error beneath the image of Shinsoo School’s map – “have”)

  9. Anon
    May 29, 2014 at 7:10 am

    I really, REALLY hope that this isn’t the summer update.

  10. Anonymous
    May 29, 2014 at 7:48 am

    this is the best patch I saw since legends thank you nexon and thank you max

  11. Me Likey Likey
    May 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    OP OP OP OP…

    May 29, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Ha-ha, lol. when i first saw Orca in the video i thought she was aran…

  13. Anonymous
    May 29, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    I hope magnus-senpai notices me today!


  14. Grim
    May 29, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    According to Spadow those are npcs named Allon and Frey(the warrior and priest)

  15. lich004
    May 29, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    this explained why korean keeps taking part in japan anime production in recent years.

  16. Anonymous
    May 30, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    So more filler material, when are we getting a patch with content we will actually use and 5th job? These lackluster updates are not going to do anything

    • Anonymous
      June 3, 2014 at 7:44 am

      Stop beggin for more jobs and classes, we’re already over-saturated.

      • Zero
        June 22, 2014 at 10:49 am

        Definately no more jobs and classes, but we need new areas.

  17. Anonymous
    May 30, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Why are these drawings soo cute?

  18. Anonymous
    May 31, 2014 at 5:24 am

    why are they saying FIRST spin-off… i hope that doesnt mean they making more >.<

    • Anonymous
      May 31, 2014 at 10:03 pm

      I hope they do! These new drawings are adorable. I’d like to see more redrawings of other characters 😀

  19. Anonymous
    June 2, 2014 at 3:22 am

    If you’re a Zero, would the anvil-like tailor uniform work just like the Gold Label Suit? or will either Alpha be wearing a skirt if you get the female one, or Beta wearing the boy’s uniform?

    • Anonymous
      June 13, 2014 at 6:03 pm

      As u know the gold label changes its look when u switch to male or female so I think all u need is 2 for zero 1 male 1 female then it’s totally fine

  20. the Irregular at Maple Academy
    June 3, 2014 at 1:06 am

    the spin off is cute and cool, and bleh for Maplestory 2,
    2D side scrolling Maplestory For… Da… Win… 5… Evar!!

  21. Hob
    June 3, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    mmmm dat eckhart doe

    • Anonymous
      July 24, 2014 at 12:11 am

      lol ikr

  22. Nate
    July 14, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    I WANT TO KNOW THE STORY! the story on the academy….

  23. Anonymous
    July 24, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Omg guys its the “White Mage”!! :O

  24. Knite0
    November 1, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    huh, in gms you dont’ get a chair automatically

    • Anonymous
      November 2, 2014 at 11:27 am

      Yeah, we have to get 200 of the currency to get a chair… On the bright side, we can get all of them.

  25. Max
    November 2, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Is this a temporary event? Thanks

    • Max
      November 2, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      Nope its a permanent addition.

  26. September November
    January 9, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    I hate that they make everything korean with all the funny pop culture references. i rather they keep the places, storylines and environments generic. it feels dated, unoriginal and less fantasy-like they started out to be. even the idea of using a smartphone. I hate when the characters use real voices. i play maplesea, characters speak in korean which nobody understands, and the voices get on my nerves after a while and I’ll mute it. i rather they not put a voice to it, it ruins the characters. idk man, i prefer the old maple. oh well, i guess new generation for new players, time for old players to retire.

    I’m starting to sound like Francis from L4D.

  27. Anonymous
    January 24, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    I am on the quest with Francis and orchid, but when oz calls me it won’t teleport me to the roof

    • Anonymous
      January 24, 2015 at 10:20 pm

      im having the same problem

      • Anonymous
        January 30, 2015 at 1:11 am

        I went to the back of the school where you have to fight the bully and and that solved the teleport issue every time it happened

        • Anonymous
          February 17, 2015 at 1:49 pm

          That does fix it. I just finished all the chapters!

  28. April 7, 2015 at 4:28 am

    hello!,I like your writing very much! percentage we keep up a correspondence extra approximately your post on AOL?
    I need an expert in this area to solve my problem. May be
    that’s you! Having a look forward to look you.

    • Anonymous
      April 18, 2015 at 4:27 am

      \don’t know whatta hell u saying

  29. Alik9908
    June 17, 2015 at 6:36 am

    I play as zero an i accidentally got back to the mirror world! how do i get back to this quest help me i want to continue!!

  30. Anonymous
    November 16, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    I can’t find the phone anymore ):

  31. Anonymous
    November 16, 2015 at 2:49 pm


  32. Anonymous
    June 2, 2016 at 10:45 am

    how to use the smartphone?

  1. January 31, 2015 at 12:17 am

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