The big surprise as promised.

Ashen Empires will undergo a major update in September (target date is September 1st).

The update will include:
-Two New Major Dungeons
-15+ new creatures
-5 new bosses
-100's of new items
-Many new quests
-Re-balancing of some current items
-A new skill (pickpocketing)
-Several new advanced feats
-New crafting materials
-New high-end craft items
-Many other fixes and tweaks