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May 2007 - Announcements Page

Game Changes

  • Some new weapons have been created for live event rewards. These weapons have a higher than normal damage, but they only last for a limited amount of time.
  • Several of Dereth's better know creatures have been acting a bit odd lately. Drudges, Banderling's and Mosswarts alike have all been a little more "active" in recent days. It may be a good idea to do some more investigation of this recent activity.

New Quests

Updated Quests

New NPCs

Updated NPCs

New Locations

New Items

Chest Brown Icon.png Bonecrunch's Chest

Protective Drudge Charm Icon.png Protective Drudge Charm

Cave Door Key Icon.png Cave Door KeyBonecrunch's Chest Key Icon.png Bonecrunch's Chest Key

Wall of Fire Icon.png Wall of Fire

Drudge Fort Blueprints Icon.png Drudge Fort Blueprints

Scroll of Flame Chain Icon.png Scroll of Flame Chain

Text Icon Parchment.png Piece of Paper (Untranslated)Text Icon Parchment.png Piece of Paper (Translated)Virindi Message Shard (The Archivist) Icon.png Virindi Message Shard (The Archivist)Text Icon Book.png Observations: Harraag (Attuned)Text Icon Book.png Observations: Harraag (Unattuned)Text Icon Parchment.png Pile of Stained PapersText Icon Parchment.png Cull the Drudges

Blessed Spear of the Mosswart Gods Icon.png Blessed Spear of the Mosswart GodsBonecrunch's Hammer Icon.png Bonecrunch's HammerDrudge Scrying Orb Icon.png Drudge Scrying OrbDoom Hammer Icon.png Doom HammerBurning Bow Icon.png Burning BowAssassin's Crossbow Icon.png Assassin's CrossbowAssassin's Dagger Icon.png Assassin's DaggerClub of Undead Bashing Icon.png Club of Undead BashingChorizite Staff Icon.png Chorizite StaffBloodletter Icon.png BloodletterCommoner's Blade Icon.png Commoner's BladeLord's Blade Icon.png Lord's BladeThrowing Dagger of Ice Icon.png Throwing Dagger of IceVampire's Kiss Icon.png Vampire's KissIce Wand Icon.png Ice WandSpectral Chill Atlatl Dart Icon.png Spectral Chill Atlatl DartSpectral Chill Atlatl Dart Bundle Icon.png Spectral Chill Atlatl Dart BundleSpectral Chill Bolt Icon.png Spectral Chill BoltSpectral Chill Bolt Bundle Icon.png Spectral Chill Bolt Bundle

Updated Items

New Spells

New Titles

New Creatures

Drudge Icon.png Drudge

Mosswart Icon.png Mosswart

No Class Icon.png No Class

Shadow Icon.png Shadow

Virindi Icon.png Virindi

New Dialog

Town Crier

Viamontian Town Criers

Town Crier tells you, "We have it on good authority that the Bloodless town of Cragstone is still under siege by the noisome Drudges. Apparently they cannot defend their town themselves so they wish to hire others to do it for them."

Town Crier tells you, "His Majesty's most learned and powerful sages have reported swirling eddies and odd concentrations in the mysterious realms of portalspace. One wonders what it could portend."

Town Crier tells you, "The Bloodless of Cragstone allowed the Drudges to build a fort right under their noses. Never allow an enemy a foothold!"

Town Crier tells you, "Our noble King has taken an interest in the problems with Banderlings near the Bloodless town of Ayan Baqur. All those capable are encouraged to gather more information."

Town Crier tells you, "Hear ye, Hear ye! All soldiers of able body and mind are invited to not go to Kryst, where the Bloodless queen has gotten her troops into trouble and now needs to be bailed out... again."

Town Crier tells you, "Against Mosswarts!"

Town Crier tells you, "King Varicci is a little concerned. All this agitation among the lesser humanoids like the Banderlings and the Mosswarts... While in public he scoffs at it, but through more discreet channels he's been indicating that if Viamontians want to go and investigate the situation, they are more than welcome to do so."

Town Crier tells you, "His Majesty's scholars have found disturbances in portalspace. While they have not been able to confirm their findings, they believe this may be the work of some unusual activity among those mysterious Virindi. Should they think to think to take over Sanamar as they took over that cluster of Bloodless hovels in Ayan Baqur, they will find that the people of Viamont are not so easily bent."

Town Crier tells you, "Our noble and illustrious monarch, King Varicci has sent aid to the Bloodless Queen to help end the mystery of the altered Banderling, 'Harraag'. With a properly skilled Cinghalle Investigator on the hunt in the Bloodless town of Ayan Baqur, there will be answers in no time."

Town Crier tells you, "A representative of Cragstone has asked for our best hunters to pay him a visit in his hometown. He claims he can reward those who help cull the Drudge population. If you wish to amuse yourself for a time with the Bloodless you should seek Jarvis Hammerstone in Cragstone."

Town Crier tells you, "His Majesty has asked for our warriors and mages who are not currently in service to pay Cragstone a visit. He believes that fighting the Drudges entrenched there will prove educational to our younger warriors who have not yet besieged a town."

Mainland Town Criers

Town Crier tells you, "Word is that the people of Cragstone are hiring hunters to kill off some of the flood of Drudges in their town."

Town Crier tells you, "Messengers from Cragstone have sent word of Drudges constructing something near their town."

Town Crier tells you, "Hear ye, Hear ye! All soldiers of able body and mind are asked to travel to the town of Kryst, where the forces of New Aluvia stand in defense against an incursion of hostile Mosswarts!"

Town Crier tells you, "Scholars report a strange agitation in the currents of portalspace... What could it mean?"

Town Crier tells you, "I've heard rumors of continued Banderling activity near Ayan Baqur. I wonder if the Guards are going to do anything about it?"

Town Crier tells you, "Honestly, is anyone shocked that the mysterious gathering of Mosswarts turned out to be a bad idea for Isparians? Probably that incompetent git Hrothgar, but the rest of us weren't surprised."

Town Crier tells you, "We have reports that the Drudges who have been raiding Cragstone have built a fortification on a hill west of town. You may want to see if you can be of service to the people of Cragstone."

Town Crier tells you, "A friend of mine was in Ayan Baqur, and saw one of the Royal Guards working with a Viamontian Investigator. Dereth is indeed full of wonders."

Town Crier tells you, "The Drudges keep raiding Cragstone for their food and resources. Even with the large contingent of warriors, archers and mages defending the town from the attacks they keep getting through. Jarvis Hammerstone has asked for those willing to help to speak to him about hunting the Drudges."

Town Crier tells you, "Word from the Arcanum is that there have been disturbances in portalspace, that they think are tied to Virindi activity somehow..."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant

Free Rumors

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "This is my favorite time of year out here in Ayan Baqur. There's a pleasant breeze in from the sea, and for a couple of weeks the flowers are so fragrant you almost can't smell the rotten stink of Berkholt's cooking."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Everyone is talking about the new Drudge fort near Cragstone. You'd think they'd never seen a Drudge fort before! Those poor people of Dryreach remain surrounded by Banderling hordes and we decide that all out war against the Drudges tinkering in Cragstone is the best plan of action. Who's running this place? I demand to be heard!"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Can you smell it? In the air? There's a static smell on the wind... It smells of trouble... And apples. Oh, yes, you know what I mean."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Do the Mosswarts wake up in the morning and spin a wheel to determine who they're going to worship that day?"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "The Anti-Drudge legislation that is being passed in Cragstone cannot be allowed to continue. Yes, Drudges are annoying and mischievous and, yes, Drudges will grab anything not nailed down. But I ask you, are the Drudges our enemies?"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I'm sorry, what was your question again? Bring me a stout and I might remember. That was a hint, kid."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I can tell you exactly what's going on in portalspace. I was just there. What do you mean, you've seen me standing here since morning? I tell you, I was taking a slow road through portalspace, just to see the sights..."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "We should use a peaceful, guiding hand in our dealings with these creatures. We can help them become contributing members of Derethian society, no less deserving than we humans or the Lugians or Tumeroks. It's in our future, I tell you."

Stout Rumors

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Oh no, don't ask me what the Virindi are up to! Haven't you heard about all those strange doings in portalspace? No? You must not drink in the right taverns, then. Everyone who's anyone in portalspace has been talking about it lately."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "You know these problems on the Vesayens with the Mosswarts? You don't see the Merwarts having these sorts of problems, do you? And why is that?"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I'm sure you can guess."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Okay, I'll tell you what the Virindi are up to in portalspace. They're replacing the portalspace we all know and love with Virindi crystals. Now let's see if anyone notices the difference..."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I've been working on some Olthoi Bait in case they decide to come back. Through long and arduous testing I've discovered that they can't resist stuffed mushrooms. Just walk through a dungeon dropping those things in a line and you can ambush a whole swarm while they're gobbling them up."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I received my doctorate by messenger yesterday. I wrote a thesis for it titled "Controlled Fermentation in a Third Stage Distillation Matrix under Endothermic Excitation.""

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "You may call me Professor Ulgrim, or my informal title, "Yeast Master.""

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "My birthday is coming up soon, did you know? I once pledged to give up stout on the day after my 30th birthday. Good thing I'm turning 29 this year."

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