Lineage II Chronicle 3: Rise of Darkness includes the original Lineage II and the Rise of Darkness expansion.
Lineage II, Chronicle 3: Rise of Darkness is the third major expansion to Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle. The expansion, which is available free to all current subscribers via automatic download, brings several new elements to Lineage II, with one of the most important being the addition of bonuses for new players. The bonuses will give new players a boost, allowing them to progress through the early levels at a faster pace so they may participate in the more advanced elements of Lineage II. As part of the bonus system, new players will receive additional items and adena for completing early quests. New players will also receive free beneficial magic from a guide in each village; additionally, new players will receive full value for items, instead of partial credit, when exchanging them for more powerful items in village stores.
"This is a step that will allow players to more quickly participate in the advanced elements of Lineage II," said Aaron Rigby, Lineage II North American producer. "Because Lineage II has so much to offer, it makes sense to get players through the early levels quickly so they fully realize the depth of the game and the amount of fun it provides."
Lineage II, Chronicle 3: Rise of Darkness also adds a new adventure, the Seven Signs Quest, which gives you the chance to fight for control of several Seals as a member of two factions. Every two weeks you can join one of these two factions, The Revolutionary Army of Dusk or the Lords of Dawn, and compete for control of a Seal by collecting rare stones and hunting special monsters in the Festival of Darkness. A faction in control of a Seal will gain access to different dungeons containing unique elements, recieve an extra edge during castle sieges and the ability to recover rare items.