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October 2000 - Announcements Page

Game Changes

  • The underground town of Xarabydun has been discovered.
  • Heritage Masks and creatures masks introduced.
  • Spell Component Peas have been introduced!
  • Tuskers have received new improved artwork.
  • Armets updated with new "teapot" artwork style.
  • Arrow and quarrel shafts have been greatly reduced in weight.
  • Certain archmages now provide varying dispel services ranging from level I up to level VI.
  • There are now more ambient sounds for those running across the lands.
  • The "permabuff" bug is finally fixed by devs.

"You hear faint gleeful laughter as your enchantments fade away....."
  • Beer kegs and beer steins can now be found at your local taverns.

New Quests

Updated Quests

New Events

New NPCs

New Locations

Updated Locations

New Items

Broken Virindi Mask Icon Broken Virindi MaskVirindi Mask Icon Virindi MaskKing's Helm Icon King's HelmShadow's Garb Icon Shadow's GarbOgre Mask Icon Ogre Mask Kireth Gown with Band Icon Kireth Gown with BandKireth Gown with Band (Altered) Icon Kireth Gown with Band (Altered)Kiyafa Robe Icon Kiyafa RobeYifan Dress Icon Yifan Dress Banderling Mask Icon Banderling MaskDrudge Mask Icon Drudge MaskMosswart Mask Icon Mosswart MaskSkull Mask Icon Skull MaskTusker Mask Icon Tusker Mask Gem of Impulse Icon Gem of Impulse Pumpkin Icon PumpkinCooked Pumpkin Icon Cooked PumpkinSweetened Pumpkin Icon Sweetened PumpkinSpiced Pumpkin Icon Spiced PumpkinPumpkin Liquid Icon Pumpkin LiquidPumpkin Pie Filling Icon Pumpkin Pie FillingMangled Pumpkin Icon Mangled Pumpkin Filled Beer Stein Icon Filled Beer SteinPumpkin Pie Icon Pumpkin PiePumpkin Soup Icon Pumpkin Soup Guard Post Key Icon Guard Post Key Chest Brown Icon Armory ChestBeer Keg Icon Beer Keg Beer Stein Icon Beer Stein Crystal Nodule Icon Crystal NoduleDistillery Dew Icon Distillery DewBanderling Mace Shaft Icon Banderling Mace ShaftBanderling Mace Head Icon Banderling Mace HeadBanderling Ceremonial Weapon Icon Banderling Ceremonial Weapon Splitting Tool Icon Splitting ToolLead Pea Icon Lead PeaMugwort Pea Icon Mugwort PeaPowdered Lapis Lazuli Pea Icon Powdered Lapis Lazuli PeaVitriol Pea Icon Vitriol PeaCedar Pea Icon Cedar PeaGreen Pea Icon Green Pea Sotiris Obsidian Shard Icon Sotiris Obsidian ShardTumideon Obsidian Shard Icon Tumideon Obsidian ShardText Icon Book A Stained Book (Banderling Area)Text Icon Book A Stained Book (Bar)Text Icon Book A Stained Book (Lost Chamber)Text Icon Book A Stained Book (Museum)Text Icon Book A Stained Book (Skyway)Text Icon Book The Breaking of the Crystal CoreText Icon Parchment Translated Sotiris NoteText Icon Parchment Translated Tumideon NoteText Icon Parchment Banderling OrdersText Icon Book A Battered Leather JournalText Icon Parchment Call for Adventurers!Text Icon Book A Dry Withered Leather Bound JournalForgotten Text Icon Forgotten TextText Icon Book Standing Orders Banderling Head Icon Banderling HeadDrudge Head Icon Drudge HeadMosswart Head Icon Mosswart HeadTusker Head Icon Tusker HeadSkeleton's Skull Icon Skeleton's SkullXarabydun Swamp Rat Tail Icon Xarabydun Swamp Rat Tail Discus Icon DiscusMace of the Explorer Icon Mace of the ExplorerOrb of the Bunny Booty Icon Orb of the Bunny BootyJack o' Lantern (Carving Knife) Icon Jack o' Lantern (Carving Knife)Jack o' Lantern (Whittling Knife) Icon Jack o' Lantern (Whittling Knife)Superior Jack o' Lantern (Carving Knife) Icon Superior Jack o' Lantern (Carving Knife)Superior Jack o' Lantern (Whittling Knife) Icon Superior Jack o' Lantern (Whittling Knife)

Updated Items

Olthoi Helm Icon Olthoi HelmArmet Icon ArmetBlack Boulder Icon Black BoulderFestival Stone Icon Festival StoneText Icon Book Specialty Cookbook

New Spells

New Creatures

Hollow Minion Icon Hollow Minion

Lugian Icon Lugian

Mite Icon Mite

Scarecrow Icon Scarecrow

Virindi Icon Virindi

Updated Creatures

New Dialog

Town Crier

Town Crier tells you, "The residents of Arwic have split the town into two separate settlements. Some refer to it as 'New Arwic,' or 'New'ic.'"

Town Crier tells you, "News! The massive Shadow Spires that recently destroyed our settlements have begun to withdraw back into the earth. Sages are concerned this may herald the beginning of some dire new Shadow plot."

Town Crier tells you, "Is it just me, or do you see lights on the moon of Alb'arel?"

Town Crier tells you, "The night sky seems to have returned to normal. If you ask me, it's never looked better!"

Town Crier tells you, "Do you like my mask? Alexander the Deft made it for me!"

Town Crier tells you, "Do you like my mask? Tsua Kagemata made it for me!"

Town Crier tells you, "Sir Candeth Martine of the Dereth Exploration Society recently went into the Blackmire west of Sawato, to research the habits of Mosswarts. A funny duck, that one. Me, all I need to about Mosswarts is how to make them do that squeak when they die!"

Town Crier tells you, "I've heard a few reports of people suffering terrible visions when a Shadow is slain near them."

Town Crier tells you, "It seems the undead and the Shadows are both lying low for the time being. It is believed they are both searching for the last Soul Stone."

Town Crier tells you, "Mages say that the areas around the old menhir rings are now gushing with magical power! Those who stand in them report high rates of mana replenishment."

Town Crier tells you, "It seems the undead are on our side for now. They're also fighting against the Shadows. So far it doesn't seem to have helped much."

Town Crier tells you, "Yesterday I found a Fez that didn't have any enchantments. Odd, huh?"

Town Crier tells you, "News! The scholars of Zaikhal recently recovered thousands of Yalaini texts from long-sealed caverns at Xarabydun. The Consortium of Archmages have begun to produce reagents in the Empyrean style, a compressed form mages have taken to calling 'peas.' Peas are small and lightweight, but can only be used with the aid of a special tool."

Town Crier tells you, "I've heard that some of the scarecrows that came through the portals were animated by the vagaries of portalspace. But surely that's just a fairy-story for children!"

Town Crier tells you, "It looks like some of our farmers found pumpkin seeds in the heads of some scarecrows. Aluvian legends say that carving a frightening visage into a pumpkin can ward off evil, but I don't think the Shadows will be impressed...

Town Crier tells you, "I hear they destroyed three more of the Soul Stones imprisoning Bael'Zharon... That means there's only one left! Why would they do that?"

Town Crier tells you, "News! Parties of adventurers discovered three Empyrean storage facilities last month, hidden away under rings of crystal."

Town Crier tells you, "Do you like my mask? Janda Sulifiya made it for me!"
Ulgrim the Unpleasant

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Oswald was sighted in Xarabydun yesterday!"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Want to buy the Obsidian Span? I got the deed to it from Asheron."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "That island off the coast of Eastham? Been there a million times. All you have to do is find the right portal. Try climbing into the pocket of a Tremendous Monouga. They pick up portals and carry them around, you know."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "The Tuskers look healthier lately, but they still smell bad. Sometimes you can get a Tusker Tusk from their corpses. If you can collect twelve of them and use berimphur dye on each, you can string them together with drudge guts to make a Tusker Lure. Any Tusker that sees a Lure will follow you around grunting 'Naners! Naners!'"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Oswald was sighted in Distaster Maze yesterday. He was camping the Director."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I saw Claude practicing a waltz with a scarecrow the other day. He was muttering something about poetry."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I don't care what everyone else says - the moons didn't look like that before!"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "That Virindi, Leopold, you want to watch out for him. Those masks he gives out will turn you into one of his people."

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