Shifting Tactics

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January 2009 - Announcements Page

Game Changes

  • New tower defense type game has been added to Dereth. This is a test of strategy intended for Society Masters.
  • Monthly Game Hunter introduced that offers daily kill tasks that will change each month.
  • The first part of a new expanding exploration quest has been added to the world. Get out there and find the first markers!
  • You can now turn in Runed weapons for experience in that weapon skill.
  • Loot improvements
    • High yield chests should no longer drop dinnerware in their primary profiles though they still have a very small chance at dinnerware in their secondary profile.
    • Weapons with new tier stats in 420 and 400 wield should be far more common.
    • Armor sets now have a higher chance of dropping.
    • All armor sets now have an equal chance of dropping instead of favoring some over others, now get out there and complete your sets!

New Quests

New Events

New NPCs

Updated NPCs

New Locations

New Items

Gladiatorial Leggings Icon.png Gladiatorial LeggingsGladiatorial Tunic Icon.png Gladiatorial TunicProtective Leggings Icon.png Protective LeggingsProtective Tunic Icon.png Protective TunicCeremonial Leggings Icon.png Ceremonial LeggingsCeremonial Tunic Icon.png Ceremonial Tunic

Enhanced Blue Empyrean Ring Icon.png Enhanced Blue Empyrean RingEnhanced Green Empyrean Ring Icon.png Enhanced Green Empyrean RingEnhanced Red Empyrean Ring Icon.png Enhanced Red Empyrean RingEnhanced White Empyrean Ring Icon.png Enhanced White Empyrean RingEnhanced Yellow Empyrean Ring Icon.png Enhanced Yellow Empyrean Ring

Exploration Marker Icon.png Exploration Marker

Adventurer's Token Icon.png Adventurer's TokenTactical Defense Coin Icon.png Tactical Defense CoinArcher Tower Token Icon.png Archer Tower TokenFlame Bolt Tower Token Icon.png Flame Bolt Tower TokenRing Tower Token Icon.png Ring Tower TokenTrap Tower Token Icon.png Trap Tower TokenUber Tower Token Icon.png Uber Tower TokenFirst Upgrade Token Icon.png First Upgrade TokenSecond Upgrade Token Icon.png Second Upgrade TokenThird Upgrade Token Icon.png Third Upgrade Token

Empyrean Crystal Icon.png Empyrean Crystal

New Titles

New Creatures

Tactical Defense Creatures

New Dialog

Town Crier

Free Rumors

Town Crier tells you, "It seems people have been purchasing some new and interesting things off the exclusive vendors who don't accept pyreal. I never really understood how anyone could live without pyreal but from what I hear two of these vendors aren't even alive..."

Town Crier tells you, "News! The Dereth Explorers Society has embarked on a great mapping project of the island and invites all adventurers to participate!"

Town Crier tells you, "News! There is a new hunter who is studying the fauna of Dereth. He's looking for adventurers to collect tokens from various creatures that he's tagged."

Town Crier tells you, "News! Owners of Runed Weapons can turn them in for practical training in the relevant skill!"

Town Crier tells you, "The Societies are training their members in the arts of war! They've developed some great big simulation to hone the tactical skills of their recruits."

Pyreal Rumors

Town Crier tells you, "I've just been waiting for someone to give me some of those Olthoi venom sacs so I can go buy some protective clothing before the Olthoi make a comeback. We town criers really have to be prepared for anything!"

Town Crier tells you, "If you are a member of a Society, you may want to report to your stronghold for tactical training. I'm told the Tactical Officers of the Societies have developed a fascinating new method of war simulation."

Town Crier tells you, "If you have a Runed Weapon that you no longer need, you can turn it in to the Yaraq weaponsmith Bhravarn ibn Salizim for training in the relevant skill. How handy!"

Town Crier tells you, "The cartographers of the Dereth Explorers Society have announced a challenge to all exploration-minded adventurers in Dereth! Speak to Sean the Speedy in Holtburg for details."

Town Crier tells you, "The Hunter Rand in Holtburg seeks the help of adventurers comfortable with hunting in the wilderness. He has a variety of creature bounties to offer."

Town Crier tells you, "Well, I'm sure glad that awful T'thuun-thing was defeated, but it was kinda nice when his ambient magical corruption was keeping the weather warm."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant

Free Rumors

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I've been thinking of starting up my own shop where I sell things for ale. One can never have enough ale. And when one has ale, who has need for pyreal?"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I've tossed back a couple of mugs with that Rand character who's sending people out on hunting expeditions. Nice guy, but he was way too interested in examining me for identifying marks."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Oh yeah, I finally got off my duff and sent that T'thuun screaming down to his own private abyss again. But not a word of thanks, or even a mug of stout bought for me by a grateful populace, eh? See if I defeat a demon lord of the cosmic chaos that lurks at the center of the planet again for you ingrates."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Tactical Defense? Please. More like worst drinking game ever."

Stout Rumors

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "The Dereth Explorers Society is marking the island for map-toting adventurers, eh? I've marked parts of Dereth, too. I figure old Berkholt's stout has seen most of this island, one way or the other."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I hope you got all the Sclavus trophies you wanted. Clever creatures, those Sclavus. Able to adapt to stop dropping those bits that people like to make trophies out of. If I could adapt like that I'd grow a second liver and a third bladder."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Ho ho ho, the snows came after the demon went howling down to defeat. No justice in this world, I tell ya. As a wise man once said, we are slowly being digested by an amoral universe. Some of us more slowly than others, naturally."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Oh yeah, I saw Speedy Sean coming through here, marking targets for his map quest. I'll let you in on a secret, since you were so obliging with this mug of stout. He marked the back of Claude's mask. Yep, you're going to have to scalp that old trickster to finish the task."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Tactical Defense was so easy I beat it with one eye shut... Maybe it was both eyes. Actually I think I was passed out."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Thanks for the mug, friend. Hey, you didn't drop one of Rand's hunting tags in here, did you? I don't want to be trussed up and delivered to him for one of his weird little collection projects."

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