Trion Worlds' fantast MMO Rift has gathered quite an audience since its launch last month, and those loyal fans are now being rewarded with a full-scale invasion from the plane of death. Just their way of saying thanks, now die.

The world of Telara is no stranger to invasions from different planes through extra-dimensional rifts. The River of Souls patch for the PC MMO takes the idea to a whole new level. Alsbeth the Discordant, the most powerful sorceress in the land and right hand of the dragon god Regulos, has gained control of the River of Souls, the energy stream where all life goes when it dies.

This is a very bad thing.

Throughout the month-long event, players will be battling for their lives against hordes of undead creatures, with Alsbeth herself walking the world, causing having and strife with every step she takes. Only the most powerful players will be able to journey to the River of Souls and put her down once and for all.

Check out the full event page for more details on this terrific twist in the tale of Rift.

A River Of Souls Runs Through Rift's First Post-Launch Update

A River Of Souls Runs Through Rift's First Post-Launch Update

A River Of Souls Runs Through Rift's First Post-Launch Update

A River Of Souls Runs Through Rift's First Post-Launch Update

A River Of Souls Runs Through Rift's First Post-Launch Update

A River Of Souls Runs Through Rift's First Post-Launch Update