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August 2008 - Announcements Page

Land Control

  • Land Control introduced with players now able to take control of keeps.

Loot Tier 7

User Interface Updates

  • When a character is ID'd in game the faction will be displayed and if the same faction as yourself it will be green text, if an opposing faction, red text.
  • Society Channel added for chat with other members of your society.

Other Changes

The Temples of Forgetfulness and Enlightenment have had the timer for their use reset due to gameplay changes made in the August 2008 update.

New Quests

New Events

Updated Quests

New Locations

Updated Locations

  • Graveyard - Extended to the south valley with many more rat spawns.

New NPCs

Updated NPCs

New Items

Mana Forge Advanced Equipment Chest Icon.png Mana Forge Advanced Equipment ChestMana Forge Armor Chest Icon.png Mana Forge Armor ChestMana Forge Magic Chest Icon.png Mana Forge Magic ChestMana Forge Mixed Equipment Chest Icon.png Mana Forge Mixed Equipment ChestMana Forge Weapon Chest Icon.png Mana Forge Weapon ChestShard Mana Forge Equipment Chest Icon.png Shard Mana Forge Equipment ChestResearcher's Chest Icon.png Researcher's ChestWeapon Quartermaster's Chest Icon.png Weapon Quartermaster's ChestEquipment Quartermaster's Chest Icon.png Equipment Quartermaster's ChestArmor Quartermaster's Chest Icon.png Armor Quartermaster's ChestRadiant Blood Sollerets Chest Icon.png Radiant Blood Sollerets ChestRadiant Blood Breastplate Chest Icon.png Radiant Blood Breastplate ChestRadiant Blood Gauntlets Chest Icon.png Radiant Blood Gauntlets ChestRadiant Blood Greaves Chest Icon.png Radiant Blood Greaves ChestRadiant Blood Tassets Chest Icon.png Radiant Blood Tassets ChestRadiant Blood Vambraces Chest Icon.png Radiant Blood Vambraces ChestRadiant Blood Pauldrons Chest Icon.png Radiant Blood Pauldrons ChestRadiant Blood Girth Chest Icon.png Radiant Blood Girth ChestRadiant Blood Helm Chest Icon.png Radiant Blood Helm Chest

Black Market Gem of Dispelling Icon.png Black Market Gem of DispellingBlack Market Health Elixir Icon.png Black Market Health ElixirBlack Market Mana Elixir Icon.png Black Market Mana ElixirBlack Market Advancement Gem Icon.png Black Market Advancement GemSociety Gem of Dispelling Icon.png Society Gem of Dispelling

Shard Mana Forge Key Icon.png Shard Mana Forge KeyMana Forge Key Icon.png Mana Forge KeySlimy Key Icon.png Slimy KeyCelestial Hand Helm Key Icon.png Celestial Hand Helm KeyCelestial Hand Sollerets Key Icon.png Celestial Hand Sollerets KeyEldrytch Web Gauntlets Key Icon.png Eldrytch Web Gauntlets KeyRadiant Blood Breastplate Key Icon.png Radiant Blood Breastplate KeyRadiant Blood Girth Key Icon.png Radiant Blood Girth KeyRadiant Blood Greaves Key Icon.png Radiant Blood Greaves KeyRadiant Blood Gauntlets Key Icon.png Radiant Blood Gauntlets KeyRadiant Blood Helm Key Icon.png Radiant Blood Helm KeyRadiant Blood Pauldrons Key Icon.png Radiant Blood Pauldrons KeyRadiant Blood Sollerets Key Icon.png Radiant Blood Sollerets KeyRadiant Blood Tassets Key Icon.png Radiant Blood Tassets KeyRadiant Blood Vambraces Key Icon.png Radiant Blood Vambraces KeyInitiate's Treasure Key Icon.png Initiate's Treasure KeyDonnarion's Key Icon.png Donnarion's KeyHaroush's Key Icon.png Haroush's KeyJoroshi's Key Icon.png Joroshi's KeyAdept's Treasure Key Icon.png Adept's Treasure KeyKnight's Treasure Key Icon.png Knight's Treasure KeyLord's Treasure Key Icon.png Lord's Treasure KeySkith'Kirit's Key Icon.png Skith'Kirit's KeyArmory Key Icon.png Armory KeyMaster's Treasure Key Icon.png Master's Treasure KeyVault Key Icon.png Vault Key

Pristine Mana Shard Icon.png Pristine Mana ShardCelestial Hand Armor Writ Icon.png Celestial Hand Armor WritCelestial Hand Initiate Armor Writ Icon.png Celestial Hand Initiate Armor WritEldrytch Web Armor Writ Icon.png Eldrytch Web Armor WritEldrytch Web Initiate Armor Writ Icon.png Eldrytch Web Initiate Armor WritRadiant Blood Initiate Armor Writ Icon.png Radiant Blood Initiate Armor WritRadiant Blood Armor Writ Icon.png Radiant Blood Armor WritText Icon Scroll.png Writ of AuthorizationCelestial Hand Trade Token Icon.png Celestial Hand Trade TokenCelestial Hand Commendation Ribbon Icon.png Celestial Hand Commendation RibbonEldrytch Web Trade Token Icon.png Eldrytch Web Trade TokenEldrytch Web Commendation Ribbon Icon.png Eldrytch Web Commendation RibbonRadiant Blood Trade Token Icon.png Radiant Blood Trade TokenRadiant Blood Commendation Ribbon Icon.png Radiant Blood Commendation RibbonText Icon Scroll.png Ornate Armor Writ

Wrapped Bundle of Raider Lightning Arrowheads Icon.png Wrapped Bundle of Raider Lightning Arrowheads

Celestial Hand Banner Icon.png Celestial Hand BannerEldrytch Web Banner Icon.png Eldrytch Web BannerRadiant Blood Banner Icon.png Radiant Blood Banner

Coral Hollow Icon.png Coral HollowMana Foci Icon.png Mana FociCreeping Blight Banner of the Courtyard Icon.png Creeping Blight Banner of the CourtyardCreeping Blight Banner of the Spire Icon.png Creeping Blight Banner of the SpireCreeping Blight Banner of the Tower Icon.png Creeping Blight Banner of the TowerCelestial Hand Banner of the Courtyard Icon.png Celestial Hand Banner of the CourtyardCelestial Hand Banner of the Spire Icon.png Celestial Hand Banner of the SpireCelestial Hand Banner of the Tower Icon.png Celestial Hand Banner of the TowerEldrytch Web Banner of the Courtyard Icon.png Eldrytch Web Banner of the CourtyardEldrytch Web Banner of the Spire Icon.png Eldrytch Web Banner of the SpireEldrytch Web Banner of the Tower Icon.png Eldrytch Web Banner of the TowerRadiant Blood Banner of the Courtyard Icon.png Radiant Blood Banner of the CourtyardRadiant Blood Banner of the Spire Icon.png Radiant Blood Banner of the SpireRadiant Blood Banner of the Tower Icon.png Radiant Blood Banner of the TowerMhoire Carved Cenotaph Icon.png Mhoire Carved CenotaphRock (Dark Isle) Icon.png Rock (Dark Isle)Shrine of the Temple Horn Icon.png Shrine of the Temple Horn

Celestial Hand Stronghold Portal Gem Icon.png Celestial Hand Stronghold Portal GemEldrytch Web Stronghold Portal Gem Icon.png Eldrytch Web Stronghold Portal GemRadiant Blood Stronghold Portal Gem Icon.png Radiant Blood Stronghold Portal Gem

Corrupted Mana Shard Icon.png Corrupted Mana ShardAltered Dark Remoran Fin Icon.png Altered Dark Remoran FinPyre Skeleton Jaw Icon.png Pyre Skeleton JawLens of Filinuvekta Icon.png Lens of FilinuvektaFalatacot Battle Report Icon.png Falatacot Battle ReportArchaeologist's Tracing Paper Icon.png Archaeologist's Tracing PaperImprinted Archaeologist's Paper Icon.png Imprinted Archaeologist's PaperCrystal of Perception Icon.png Crystal of PerceptionSupplies for Massilor Icon.png Supplies for MassilorBlack Coral Icon.png Black CoralLeatherbound Journal Icon.png Leatherbound JournalGlowing Jungle Lily Icon.png Glowing Jungle LilyGlowing Moar Gland Icon.png Glowing Moar GlandMana-Infused Jungle Flower Icon.png Mana-Infused Jungle FlowerAmulet of T'thuun Icon.png Amulet of T'thuunBlood of T'thuun Icon.png Blood of T'thuunDagger of T'thuun Icon.png Dagger of T'thuunBlood Pearl Icon.png Blood PearlCoral's Heart Icon.png Coral's HeartEye of T'thuun Icon.png Eye of T'thuunFinger Bone of Mishfain Icon.png Finger Bone of MishfainHagrafash Tooth Necklace Icon.png Hagrafash Tooth NecklaceHoly Symbol Icon.png Holy SymbolKothmox's Staff Icon.png Kothmox's StaffFile:Sacred Deep Water Icon.png Sacred Deep WaterText Icon Parchment.png Scroll of ProphecySkull of Mishfain Icon.png Skull of MishfainSpear of Baalfroth, the Slayer Icon.png Spear of Baalfroth, the SlayerTemple Horn Icon.png Temple HornAncient Falatacot Tome of Light Icon.png Ancient Falatacot Tome of LightSkith'Kirit's Severed Head Icon.png Skith'Kirit's Severed HeadTitanic Dericost Mnemosyne Icon.png Titanic Dericost MnemosyneGiant Jungle Phyntos Wasp Stinger Icon.png Giant Jungle Phyntos Wasp Stinger

Mana Scarab Icon.png Mana ScarabQuill of Benevolence Icon.png Quill of BenevolenceQuill of Extraction Icon.png Quill of ExtractionQuill of Infliction Icon.png Quill of InflictionQuill of Introspection Icon.png Quill of IntrospectionAlacritous Ink Icon.png Alacritous InkInk of Conveyance Icon.png Ink of ConveyanceInk of Direction Icon.png Ink of DirectionInk of Formation Icon.png Ink of FormationInk of Nullification Icon.png Ink of NullificationInk of Objectification Icon.png Ink of ObjectificationInk of Partition Icon.png Ink of PartitionInk of Separation Icon.png Ink of SeparationParabolic Ink Icon.png Parabolic InkGlyph of Alchemy Icon.png Glyph of AlchemyGlyph of Arcane Lore Icon.png Glyph of Arcane LoreGlyph of Armor Icon.png Glyph of ArmorGlyph of Armor Tinkering Icon.png Glyph of Armor TinkeringGlyph of Axe Icon.png Glyph of AxeGlyph of Bludgeoning Icon.png Glyph of BludgeoningGlyph of Bow Icon.png Glyph of BowGlyph of Cooking Icon.png Glyph of CookingGlyph of Coordination Icon.png Glyph of CoordinationGlyph of Corrosion Icon.png Glyph of CorrosionGlyph of Creature Enchantment Icon.png Glyph of Creature EnchantmentGlyph of Crossbow Icon.png Glyph of CrossbowGlyph of Dagger Icon.png Glyph of DaggerGlyph of Deception Icon.png Glyph of DeceptionGlyph of Endurance Icon.png Glyph of EnduranceGlyph of Flame Icon.png Glyph of FlameGlyph of Fletching Icon.png Glyph of FletchingGlyph of Focus Icon.png Glyph of FocusGlyph of Frost Icon.png Glyph of FrostGlyph of Gearcrafting Icon.png Glyph of GearcraftingGlyph of Healing Icon.png Glyph of HealingGlyph of Health Icon.png Glyph of HealthGlyph of Item Enchantment Icon.png Glyph of Item EnchantmentGlyph of Item Tinkering Icon.png Glyph of Item TinkeringGlyph of Jump Icon.png Glyph of JumpGlyph of Leadership Icon.png Glyph of LeadershipGlyph of Life Magic Icon.png Glyph of Life MagicGlyph of Lightning Icon.png Glyph of Lightning

Aged Falatacot Scroll Icon.png Aged Falatacot ScrollStained Falatacot Scroll Icon.png Stained Falatacot ScrollTattered Falatacot Scroll Icon.png Tattered Falatacot ScrollWorn Falatacot Scroll Icon.png Worn Falatacot ScrollWrinkled Falatacot Scroll Icon.png Wrinkled Falatacot ScrollText Icon Book.png Celestial Hand Initiate's HandbookText Icon Book.png Eldrytch Web Initiate's HandbookText Icon Book.png Radiant Blood Initiate's HandbookText Icon Parchment.png Brood Mother's Reckoning (First Version)Text Icon Parchment.png Brood Mother's Reckoning (Second Version)Text Icon Parchment.png Brood Mother's Reckoning (Third Version)Text Icon Parchment.png Brood Mother's Reckoning (Fourth Version)Text Icon Parchment.png Reefhunter's Reckoning (First Version)Text Icon Parchment.png Reefhunter's Reckoning (Second Version)Text Icon Parchment.png Reefhunter's Reckoning (Third Version)Text Icon Parchment.png Benedino's LetterText Icon Parchment.png Rituals of PurificationText Icon Parchment.png The Blessed TreesText Icon Parchment.png The Circle of GivingText Icon Parchment.png A Delicate WebText Icon Parchment.png The Darkest Roots

Electric Baton Icon.png Electric BatonLightning Longbow Icon.png Lightning LongbowT'thuun Bow Icon.png T'thuun BowT'thuun Claw Icon.png T'thuun ClawT'thuun Dagger Icon.png T'thuun DaggerT'thuun Mace Icon.png T'thuun MaceT'thuun Shield Icon.png T'thuun ShieldT'thuun Spear Icon.png T'thuun SpearT'thuun Sword Icon.png T'thuun Sword

Raider Lightning Arrow Icon.png Raider Lightning ArrowRaider Lightning Bolt Icon.png Raider Lightning BoltRaider Lightning Spike Icon.png Raider Lightning SpikeRaider Lightning Atlatl Dart Icon.png Raider Lightning Atlatl DartPursuit Orb Icon.png Pursuit Orb

New Spells

New Titles

New Creatures

Blighted Moarsman Icon.png Blighted Moarsman

Human Icon.png Human

Misc. Creature Class Icon.png Misc. Creature Class

Moar Icon.png Moar

Moarsman Icon.png Moarsman

Niffis Icon.png Niffis

Phyntos Wasp Icon.png Phyntos Wasp

Sclavus Icon.png Sclavus

Shallows Shark Icon.png Shallows Shark

Undead Icon.png Undead

New Dialog

Town Crier

Town Crier tells you, "Due to the recent detente between King Varicci and Queen Elysa, all the realm's town criers share the same news. I applaud our ruler's wisdom for reaching across the Halaetan Straits to make peace with our neighbor, in this time of peril."

Town Crier tells you, "The realm is united! The realm of town criers, that is. In light of improving relations between Queen Elysa and King Varicci, and with the realm riven by mysterious and powerful secret orders, the heraldic guilds have decided to merge, and deliver the news with one voice."

Free Rumors

Town Crier tells you, "A great advancement! Scholars report that they have made a breakthrough and can now cast eighth-level spells! It may not be easy to learn how to cast them yourself, however..."

Town Crier tells you, "There's a newly discovered island to the south of Dereth. Rumors are that it's home to a bunch of Moarsmen, but very few people seem to know how to get there..."

Town Crier tells you, "There's a newly discovered island off the southeastern coast of Dereth, but as yet we don't seem to know how to get there or what lives there."

Town Crier tells you, "The Empyrean Graveyard of the Direlands seems to have... expanded, and the Societies are sending more and more of their scouts through the area. A troublesome development, don't you think?"

Town Crier tells you, "News! There's been a lot of new activity on the Dark Isle. It seems the three Societies are quite interested in that island."

Town Crier tells you, "You've heard of the three new secret societies of Dereth, yes? The Celestial Hand, the Eldrytch Web, and the Radiant Blood have started openly recruiting. They've each sent a recruiter to one of the mainland capital cities. I'd want to visit all three towns to speak to each recruiter and see what they're about."

Town Crier tells you, "It seems even richer loot than ever before is available, but opportunities to get at this inconceivable level of loot seem scarce. I wonder how to get a crack at some of that treasure?"

Town Crier tells you, "Adventurers have come across a new strong castle in the northernmost mountains of Dereth. It's called Northwatch keep, and apparently it is the site of some squabbling between the three new Societies."

Town Crier tells you, "News! A mysterious organization of smugglers and thieves has opened up a couple of black market trading posts. They claim no allegiance to any ruler or society, but they offer their business to whichever society is strong enough to control their local town."

Pyreal Rumors

Town Crier tells you, "Heard about that new island of Moarsmen to the south, eh? I know it's south of the land bridge, but I think you have to be an advanced member of one of the Societies to get there."

Town Crier tells you, "The three new clandestine Societies of Dereth have started recruiting! The Celestial Hand's recruiter is stationed in Hebian-To, the Eldrytch Web's recruiter is in Cragstone, and the Radiant Blood posted their recruiter to Zaikhal."

Town Crier tells you, "Have you heard about Northwatch Castle? It's way up in the wild northern mountains, northeast of Mount Esper. Apparently the three Societies are fighting over who gets to keep it, because whoever owns it gets access to the black market trading post there."

Town Crier tells you, "That newly discovered Freebooter Isle, so I've heard, is home to Moars, Moarsmen, and terrifying armored Sclavus, among other things. There's also some kind of fortress out there that the three Societies keep fighting over. Even more interesting, there's a black market trading post attached to the fortress. Too bad you have to be an advanced member of one of the Societies to get there."

Town Crier tells you, "The Empyrean Graveyard of the Direlands is even busier than ever! The grounds seem to have mysteriously expanded somehow, and new creatures have turned up... But most interesting, the three Societies have their newest acolytes scouring the grounds there for various items."

Town Crier tells you, "The Dark Isle is alight with activity again! The three societies are sending some of their newer recruits on missions to the island to make them prove their worth."

Town Crier tells you, "The Black Market offers some incredible items that only they know how to get at their outposts on Freebooter Isle and in Northwatch Castle. Unfortunately, your Society has to be in control of that location in order to gain access to the Black Market's amazing wares."

Town Crier tells you, "I've heard tell that there's treasure and loot out there bearing even more powerful enchantments than we've ever seen, but it's all locked up in chests... I think the Societies have the best line on getting at that loot, but there are opportunities for the unaligned to get keys as well..."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant

Free Rumors

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Oh ho! So the town crier guilds of the mainland and of the Viamontian realm have decided to stop competing with each other, eh? I don't trust consolidation in the media, kid, and neither should you. This is the latest Virindi sneak attempt to turn our brains to applesauce."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "You tell me there's even richer loot than we've ever seen, sitting around Dereth locked up in chests? Inconceivable!"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Those new spells that everyone's going on about? You can thank me for those. Yep, I decided to finally get off my duff and write out a new set of spells. I know, I know, I'm such a great guy... The kind of great guy who deserves a free mug of stout now and again, I dare say."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Oh yeah, I'm starting a secret society of my own. It's called the Ancient and Benevolent Knights of the Empty Mug. We quest to empty every mug in Dereth. The Celestial Hand, the Radiant Blood, the Eldrytch Web... those folks are all capable, I'm sure, but not a one of them can outdrink an Empty Mugger. You can curry favor with our society by bringing me a mug of stout to empty."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "There's so much going on! I almost can't keep track of the new developments, what with the Societies recruiting, the black markets opening, the new islands sprouting up, new spells... My old mind is overheating. A cool mug of stout would sure cool me off. That was a hint, kid."

Stout Rumors

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "You know, right around the time the town crier guilds from the mainland and the Viamontian lands decided to merge, they invited me to join their new organization. I guess they think I'm one of them because I sit here and try to tell it like it is. But I'm not one of them. I speak higher truths. They're all so tediously absorbed in 'reality' and 'truth' and nonsense like that."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I hear there's even more going on at the Graveyard these days. I even heard that the Graveyard's borders have expanded. Pretty scary, isn't it? You wouldn't think that, in a land where everyone's kinda immortal, that mortuaries would be a growth industry."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Ah, you've proven yourself worthy to join the Ancient and Benevolent Knights of the Empty Mug. Feel free to go around and tell people that you're a Knight of the Empty Mug. I'd show you our secret handshake, but really it only works when you're blind, stumbling drunk."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Just kidding! Boy, how gullible are you? There's no such secret society! Really, the very idea."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Don't ask me how to get to Freebooter Isle. It actually used to be my vacation home, before I lost the deed in a poker game. I'm very bitter about it, and only the sweet sweet taste of stout makes me forget. So no, I'm not going to tell you how to get there. I'll tell you where to go, all right, but you won't like it."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I talked to one of those Society recruiters the other day. Asked him why he joined his Society. He said something about wanting to secure Dereth for the greater good, defending against outside threats. He babbled a lot. Finally I asked him what kind of beer they serve in the Society tavern, and he had the effrontery to call me a useless drunk! So I teleported him over Fort Tethana. I'd rather be a useless drunk than a flattened pile of gore in the middle of Teth."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Moarsman Island? Yeah, I know how to get there. You run west from here until you reach the coast, then take a left turn, follow the curve until it flattens out, then take a right and swim until you hit the shore of the new island. Watch for the ziggurats. Simple! Why is it so hard for people to figure out?"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Oh yeah, I went up to Northwatch Castle once. Met that fella Oswald there. We played dice and drank a few rounds together, but ultimately I decided I didn't want to hang out there too long. All the factional violence was starting to get a little off-putting, especially when someone got blood on my nice new white pants."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "You know my cousin MacTavish runs one of the black market outposts, right? He's such a thief. If it weren't for my other cousins MacDugal and MacNiall, MacTavish would be the black sheep of the family. They're all black sheep too. So maybe I'm the white sheep. Or the grey sheep. Yeah, my nephew Ardry would be the white sheep, if he weren't spattered with blood and mud all the time."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Why are you so interested in sheep anyway?"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Ulgrim the Archmage, Master of Time and Space, Leader of the Virindi Resistance, Master Tinkerer, Seer of Truths, Lord of the Jewelry, Supreme Peppermint Cook, Celebrations Advisor to the Queen, Chess Grandmaster, the Shadow Tested, Virindi Regulator and Beer Lord. Yes, that fits nicely with my other titles."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Oh yeah, you'll need a Mana Scarab to cast those fancy new spells. Don't ask me how to get them. Once I invented those new spells, I thought it would be too showy if I went around using them all the time, so I don't even carry a Mana Scarab with me. I am the soul of moderation. Now get me another drink, kid!"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Feels like I've been here a hundred years. The actual number is probably closer to 8 or 9 years, but yeah, it feels like a hundred years. I think I'll perk myself up by trying to drink a hundred mugs of stout today. A hundred stouts for a hundred years! Doesn't that sound grand?"

Ulgrim interrupts his quiet conversation and yells, "That's right! A hundred! Who else can say a hundred! No one's got the fortitude I do, to stand up to a hundred beers!"

Grand Masterful Poobah Ulgrim has accepted <Player Name> into the Order of the Empty Mug and conferred the title Happy Hundredth upon the lucky supplicant!

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Ooh, you're a lucky one, and you know why? You've given me my hundredth stout of the day! Or close enough, anyway. I stopped counting after about fifty. You actually get to join the Knights of the Empty Mug. Membership confers no bonuses other than a neat title."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Here's a toast to you, kid."

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