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July 2003 - Announcements Page

Game Changes

  • A number of new Tinkering effects are now available. See the July Letter to the Players for the details of these new effects:
    • Resistance Rending for weapons.
    • Armor and cantrip imbues for jewelry.
    • Ability to alter requirements on equipment or prevent an item from being sold or salvaged.
    • Covenant Armor can now be tinked with all types of armor salvage except Steel.
  • Sturdy Steel Chests introduced.

User Interface Updates

  • Improved ID features:
    • You now see the exact numerical value of armor protection in addition to the descriptive phrases.
    • Special Properties are now displayed on items.
  • New @day command can be used to permanently set the lighting from night to day and vice versa.

Let there be light!
Normality has been restored.

New Quests

Updated Quests

New Events

New NPCs

Candeth Keep Construction NPCs
  • Aun Utauri
  • Lugian Guard
  • Terka Laona

New Locations

Updated Locations

  • Empyrean Cloister - Upper level cap removed (was 15-30)
  • Tiny Hive - Upper level cap removed (was 30-50 now 30+), Creatures updated
  • Small Hive - Upper level cap removed (was 40-60 now 40+), Creatures updated
  • Simple Hive - Upper level cap removed (was 50-70 now 50+), Creatures updated
  • Shallow Hive - Upper level cap removed (was 60-80 now 60+), Creatures updated
  • New Hive - Upper level cap removed (was 70-90 now 70+, Creatures updated

New Items

Sunstone Gauntlets Icon Sunstone GauntletsOpal Gauntlets Icon Opal GauntletsArtificer's Gauntlets Icon Artificer's GauntletsBowman's Gauntlets Icon Bowman's GauntletsCrossbowman's Gauntlets Icon Crossbowman's GauntletsEnchanter's Gauntlets Icon Enchanter's GauntletsHatchetman's Gauntlets Icon Hatchetman's GauntletsHieromancer's Gauntlets Icon Hieromancer's GauntletsKnifer's Gauntlets Icon Knifer's GauntletsLife Giver's Gauntlets Icon Life Giver's GauntletsMacer's Gauntlets Icon Macer's GauntletsPugilist's Gauntlets Icon Pugilist's GauntletsSpearman's Gauntlets Icon Spearman's GauntletsStaffer's Gauntlets Icon Staffer's GauntletsSwordsman's Gauntlets Icon Swordsman's GauntletsTosser's Gauntlets Icon Tosser's GauntletsMiner's Hat Icon Miner's HatTimberman's Hat Icon Timberman's HatTrapper's Hat Icon Trapper's Hat Sturdy Steel Chest Icon Sturdy Steel Chest Asheron's Lesser Raiment Icon Asheron's Lesser RaimentAsheron's Raiment Icon Asheron's RaimentAsheron's Greater Raiment Icon Asheron's Greater RaimentAsheron's Supreme Raiment Icon Asheron's Supreme Raiment Sturdy Steel Key Icon Sturdy Steel Key Surveying Device Icon Surveying Device Brood Matron Claw Icon Brood Matron ClawBrood Matron Pincer Icon Brood Matron PincerBrood Matron Crest Icon Brood Matron CrestBrood Matron Carapace Icon Brood Matron CarapaceHarker's Head Icon Harker's Head Bundle of Deadly Barbed Arrowheads Icon Bundle of Deadly Barbed ArrowheadsWrapped Bundle of Barbed Arrowheads Icon Wrapped Bundle of Barbed ArrowheadsWrapped Bundle of Deadly Barbed Arrowheads Icon Wrapped Bundle of Deadly Barbed ArrowheadsWrapped Bundle of Greater Barbed Arrowheads Icon Wrapped Bundle of Greater Barbed Arrowheads Virindi Shard Icon Virindi ShardHarker's Orders Icon Harker's OrdersOlthoi Resurgent Icon Olthoi ResurgentText Icon Parchment A Note (Muldavus)Harker's Journal Icon Harker's Journal Quadruple-bladed Axe Icon Quadruple-bladed AxeRenegade Bow Icon Renegade BowRenegade Crossbow Icon Renegade CrossbowGreater Barbed Atlatl Dart Icon Greater Barbed Atlatl DartDeadly Barbed Arrow Icon Deadly Barbed ArrowDeadly Barbed Atlatl Dart Icon Deadly Barbed Atlatl DartDeadly Barbed Quarrel Icon Deadly Barbed Quarrel

Updated Items

Useable Salvage
Salvaged Red Garnet Icon Red Garnet SalvageSalvaged Aquamarine Icon Aquamarine SalvageSalvaged Black Garnet Icon Black Garnet SalvageSalvaged Jet Icon Jet SalvageSalvaged White Sapphire Icon White Sapphire SalvageSalvaged Hematite Icon Hematite SalvageSalvaged Imperial Topaz Icon Imperial Topaz SalvageSalvaged Silk Icon Silk SalvageSalvaged Malachite Icon Malachite SalvageSalvaged Leather Icon Leather SalvageSalvaged Lavender Jade Icon Lavender Jade SalvageSalvaged Copper Icon Copper SalvageSalvaged Ebony Icon Ebony SalvageSalvaged Carnelian Icon Carnelian SalvageSalvaged Yellow Topaz Icon Yellow Topaz SalvageSalvaged Teak Icon Teak SalvageSalvaged Silver Icon Silver SalvageSalvaged Satin Icon Satin SalvageSalvaged Porcelain Icon Porcelain SalvageSalvaged Bloodstone Icon Bloodstone SalvageSalvaged Red Jade Icon Red Jade SalvageSalvaged Zircon Icon Zircon SalvageSalvaged Peridot Icon Peridot SalvageSalvaged Azurite Icon Azurite SalvageSalvaged Rose Quartz Icon Rose Quartz SalvageSalvaged Smoky Quartz Icon Smokey Quartz SalvageSalvaged Citrine Icon Citrine SalvageSalvaged Agate Icon Agate SalvageSalvaged Lapis Lazuli Icon Lapis Lazuli SalvageSalvaged Emerald Icon Emerald Salvage

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New Creatures

Golem Icon Golem

Lugian Icon Lugian

Olthoi Icon Olthoi

Simulacrum Icon Simulacrum

Tumerok Icon Tumerok

Updated Creatures

New Dialog

Town Crier

Town Crier tells you, "I am so excited about Candeth Keep. I'm trying to get transfered to it. Those bordertowns see all the action."

Town Crier tells you, "I was looking through my satchels a few days ago and found my Isparian Wand had burned a whole through the burlap and fallen on the ground! It's never done that before!"^

Town Crier tells you, "I've felt the ground shuddering at night, haven't you? Something is happening, I know it."

Town Crier tells you, "It appears as though Hibdin Velos has taken the position once held by Martine.I've heard tell that he moved into the throne room and everything."

Town Crier tells you, "I spent all month gathering minerals for Kreavon in Wei jhou. I stopped by the outpost this morning before coming here and he rewarded me with an odd hat."

Town Crier tells you, "Martine's Retreat could have been such a nice place to live, and now look at it. They have barely enough food to survive."

Town Crier tells you, "My brother has a friend who knows this guy who knows the architect that's working on Candeth Keep. He says the poor guy is really frustrated. Seems that there are too many people trying to make decisions about the town."

Town Crier tells you, "Someone scouting the Renegade encampment at Teth said it sounded like a raid by them could happen any time. You should go see. Then come back and let me know. I can charge people for the information! Ha ha."

Town Crier tells you, "I heard that Ulgrim offended the volcano spirits somehow and the volcano near his house began spitting out small golems everywhere."

Town Crier tells you, "Did you hear? Ulgrim's Island is a spawning ground for Golems. They go there to mate. Huh, wonder how that works."

Town Crier tells you, "Do you think that there is trouble ahead? We haven't heard from Asheron recently, Nuhmudira is up to her old ways...what you don't think it was her that killed Jaleh? I think she did, correct me if I am wrong but didn't she threaten him once. Not to mention the crunching noises in the night."

Town Crier tells you, "I hear that Ulgrim angered Asheron and in retaliation Asheron summoned a hundred golems to attack him."

Town Crier tells you, "Be careful if you go to Candeth Keep. My cousin got hit on the head with a wooden beam that a Lugian was moving. My cousin's kind of a clumsy guy."

Town Crier tells you, "I hear Ulgrim built his house next to an active Volcano. I'm suprised he didn't build his house on top of it!"

Town Crier tells you, "Oh, you heard about some advancements in Tinkering too?"

Town Crier tells you, "I heard that Ulgrim was creating a small golem army to do his bidding, but they rebelled and escaped to a nearby island."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant

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