The folks at Trion are pretty good about new RIFT content, and if you've been waiting for some new locales to explore, look no further than the Ember Isle. A new batch of concept art released today teases the new in-game area, showing off some of the local Kelari and wildlife.
The Ember Isle was apparently home to some sort of Ascended race once upon a time, but it was later abandoned. Now, it has devolved into a primal place where "elements are exposed in their most basic forms." The Kelari who reside here and a faction known as "Keepers of the Flame" now watch over the land and defend these elemental spirits from those who would exploit them.
Deep in the jungle heart of Ember Isle lies a massive caldera. Its molten core spews forth devastating rivers of fire, but this same fire also brings new life to the island in a never ending cycle of life, death and rebirth. The calderas rocky spines shoot up thousands of feet into the air, visible from anywhere on the island. As the melted earth meets the cool, calming pools at the foot of the Dormant Core you can see where the beauty and devastation meet in harmony to perpetuate the lifegiving engine.
More to come, but for now, enjoy the artwork.