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December 2002 - Announcements Page

Game Changes[]

  • The town of Arwic has finally been rebuilt since it was destroyed by a Shadow Spire.
  • The Legend of the Tusker Paw has been found on Aphus Lassel and he is rewarding those who best the Tusker Hero Mowen Udaun.
  • A new type of dagger - the Dirk - has been added to the game.
  • Loot changes:
    • Parchment no longer drops as loot.
    • Creatures no longer drop their pitiful unmutated weapons.
    • Missile weapon ammunition (i.e., arrows, crossbow bolts, and atlatl darts) no longer drops as loot.
    • Foods now only drop at low treasure levels. At higher levels, food has been replaced with potions. This does not affect special food drops, like fire auroch meat or spices.
    • More types of scarabs (e.g., lead, iron, copper) drop at lower levels of loot. At higher levels of loot, scarabs have been replaced with scarab peas.
    • Weapon damage, variance, offense and defense modifiers, and speed now mutate more often. In addition, weapon burden can now mutate as well.
    • The armor level and burden on armor mutates more often. In addition, the elemental protection of shields can mutate.
    • Jewelry now has a chance to be generated with heritage requirements.
  • Other changes:
    • Many more items from the game can now be hooked within a house.

New Quests[]

Updated Quests[]

  • Gormling's Note is now worth 100,000 experience and 20 Oswald's Throwing Daggers.
  • Gwillim's Alchemy Bag is now worth 50,000 experience and 250 Deadly Frost Arrows.
  • Gwillim's Alchemy Notes are now worth 100,000 experience.
  • New 24 hour timer on looting runed chests.

New NPCs[]

Updated NPCs[]

New Locations[]

Updated Locations[]

New Items[]

Tusker Paws Icon Tusker PawsAxe Tattoo Icon Axe TattooBow Tattoo Icon Bow TattooCrossbow Tattoo Icon Crossbow TattooDagger Tattoo Icon Dagger TattooMace Tattoo Icon Mace TattooMagic Defense Tattoo Icon Magic Defense TattooMana Conversion Tattoo Icon Mana Conversion TattooMelee Defense Tattoo Icon Melee Defense TattooMissile Defense Tattoo Icon Missile Defense TattooSpear Tattoo Icon Spear TattooStaff Tattoo Icon Staff TattooSword Tattoo Icon Sword TattooAtlatl Tattoo Icon Atlatl TattooUnarmed Tattoo Icon Unarmed Tattoo

An Ancient Chest Icon An Ancient ChestMine Storage Chest Icon Mine Storage Chest

Stocking Cap Icon Stocking CapTall Stocking Cap Icon Tall Stocking Cap

Marshmallows Icon MarshmallowsHot Chocolate with Marshmallows Icon Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows

Plentiful Healing Kit Icon Plentiful Healing Kit

Snowflower Icon SnowflowerCrystal Vase with a Snowflower Icon Crystal Vase with a SnowflowerCrystal Vase with Snowflowers (Pair) Icon Crystal Vase with Snowflowers (Pair)Crystal Vase with Snowflowers (Trio) Icon Crystal Vase with Snowflowers (Trio)Crystal Vase with Snowflowers (Quartet) Icon Crystal Vase with Snowflowers (Quartet)Crystal Vase with Snowflowers (Bouquet) Icon Crystal Vase with Snowflowers (Bouquet)Pedestal with a Floral Arrangement (Snowflowers) Icon Pedestal with a Floral Arrangement (Snowflowers)Treated Wood Icon Treated WoodLog Table Icon Log TableLog Chair Icon Log ChairLog Stool Icon Log StoolDivan Icon DivanFootstool Icon FootstoolGharu'ndim Lantern Icon Gharu'ndim LanternGharu'ndim Rug Icon Gharu'ndim RugBending Willow and Setting Sun Icon Bending Willow and Setting SunFalling Leaves Icon Falling LeavesSho Floor Pillow Icon Sho Floor PillowSho Lantern Icon Sho LanternTumerok Torch Icon Tumerok TorchTiki Torch Icon Tiki TorchThe Hammer Icon The HammerThe Hero Icon The HeroHoliday Pole Icon Holiday PoleCoconut Tusker Icon Coconut TuskerSnowman Snowglobe Icon Snowman SnowglobeHoliday Lights Icon Holiday Lights

Statue of Alchemical Wishes Icon Statue of Alchemical WishesStatue of Scholarly Wishes Icon Statue of Scholarly WishesStatue of Armor Tinker's Wish Icon Statue of Armor Tinker's WishStatue of Axer's Wish Icon Statue of Axer's WishStatue of Bowman's Wish Icon Statue of Bowman's WishStatue of Cook's Wish Icon Statue of Cook's WishStatue of Enchanter's Wish Icon Statue of Enchanter's WishStatue of Crossbowman's Wish Icon Statue of Crossbowman's WishStatue of Knifer's Wish Icon Statue of Knifer's WishStatue of Fletcher's Dreams Icon Statue of Fletcher's DreamsStatue of Healer's Wish Icon Statue of Healer's WishStatue of Artificer's Wish Icon Statue of Artificer's WishStatue of Item Tinker's Wish Icon Statue of Item Tinker's WishStatue of Leaper's Wish Icon Statue of Leaper's WishStatue of Life Giver's Wish Icon Statue of Life Giver's WishStatue of Greedy Wishes Icon Statue of Greedy WishesStatue of Lockpicker's Wish Icon Statue of Lockpicker's WishStatue of Macer's Wish Icon Statue of Macer's WishStatue of Resistance Wishes Icon Statue of Resistance WishesStatue of Magic Tinker's Wish Icon Statue of Magic Tinker's WishStatue of Archmage's Wish Icon Statue of Archmage's WishStatue of Evasive Wishes Icon Statue of Evasive WishesStatue of Dodge Wishes Icon Statue of Dodge WishesStatue of Sprinter's Wish Icon Statue of Sprinter's WishStatue of Spearman's Wish Icon Statue of Spearman's WishStatue of Staffer's Wish Icon Statue of Staffer's WishStatue of Swordsman's Wish Icon Statue of Swordsman's WishStatue of Thrower's Wish Icon Statue of Thrower's WishStatue of Brawler's Wish Icon Statue of Brawler's WishStatue of Sorcerer's Wish Icon Statue of Sorcerer's WishStatue of Weapon Tinker's Wish Icon Statue of Weapon Tinker's Wish

Abandoned Mines Portal Sending Gem Icon Abandoned Mines Portal Sending Gem

Fabled Tusker Paw Icon Fabled Tusker PawLilitha's Broken Bow Icon Lilitha's Broken BowTreated Mandrake Icon Treated MandrakeTreated Hyssop Icon Treated HyssopCombined Hyssop and Mandrake Icon Combined Hyssop and MandrakeSoft Bandages Icon Soft BandagesIolite Gem Icon Iolite GemChrysoberyl compound Icon Chrysoberyl compoundDaichroic Crystal Icon Daichroic Crystal

Ulgrim's Recall Scroll Icon Ulgrim's Recall Scroll

Armor Protection Gem Icon Armor Protection GemBlade Protection Gem Icon Blade Protection GemBludgeon Protection Gem Icon Bludgeon Protection GemPiercing Protection Gem Icon Piercing Protection GemAcid Protection Gem Icon Acid Protection GemCold Protection Gem Icon Cold Protection GemFire Protection Gem Icon Fire Protection GemLightning Protection Gem Icon Lightning Protection GemGem of Dispersal Icon Gem of Dispersal

Glenden Wood Portal (Text) Icon Glenden Wood Portal (Text)A Banderling Ruin Icon A Banderling RuinDirections to Hunter's Leap Icon Directions to Hunter's LeapDirections to the Drudge Hideout Icon Directions to the Drudge HideoutDirections to the Hedged Platform Icon Directions to the Hedged PlatformDungeon Fern (Text) Icon Dungeon Fern (Text)Edelbar Directions Icon Edelbar DirectionsGolem Mound Icon Golem MoundHilltop (Text) Icon Hilltop (Text)The Rat Nest Icon The Rat Nest

Coconut Icon CoconutA Lump of Coal Icon A Lump of Coal

Dirk Icon Dirk

Updated Items[]

Bandit Shield Icon Bandit ShieldDark Revenant Thighbone Icon Dark Revenant ThighboneFire Spear Icon Fire SpearQuarter Staff of Fire Icon Quarter Staff of FireLilitha's Bow Icon Lilitha's BowGood Lockpick Icon Good LockpickPeerless Lockpick Icon Peerless LockpickPlain Lockpick Icon Plain Lockpick

New Spells[]

New Creatures[]

Banderling Icon Banderling

Rat Icon Rat

Tusker Icon Tusker

New Dialog[]

Town Crier

Town Crier tells you, "Students of Nuhmudira are in some of the towns. Humans, Tumeroks and Lugians, learning and working peacefully together... Imagine that!"

Town Crier tells you, "Every year it's the same thing. The first snowfall brings those animated snowballs down from the mountains. My brother's wife's sister's cousin said they can't be trusted. Says they threw him out of his own house the other night and were freezing the place over when they happened across his hearth and melted clean away. Good thing he had a roaring fire going! To be fair though, I hear it's mostly the two-headed ones that are causing all the trouble."

Town Crier tells you, "I would love to take a look at one of those giant gift boxes that appeared in a number of the towns. But no, I'm stuck here and talking to you."

Town Crier tells you, "I heard an odd story from a hunter today. He says that he came across a blind snowman in the northern woods. Said the thing was too pitiful to kill. If you hear of anything that might help it you should head out there."

Town Crier tells you, "If you go talk to one of Nuhmudira's students in some of the towns they may tell you how you can get something nice out of those giant gift boxes."

Town Crier tells you, "The Furniture Vendors are selling some nice new items for houses and the Woodsmen who have been busy preparing for Winter have some new items as well."

Town Crier tells you, "They say that a woman trafficking in dark magic lives inside that cottage and that she knows something of the King of the Tuskers. Seek her out if you dare."

Town Crier tells you, "Some have said that Ketnan did not move to Aphus Lassel of his own accord, that there was something or someone that drove him there. Sometimes I almost feel for him."

Town Crier tells you, "The Winter winds have blown in a strange new flower. If you are interested in seeing one I was told they can be found in the mountains. They seem to flourish in the chill air."

Town Crier tells you, "I heard that a cottage mysteriously appeared on the second island of Aphus Lassel. Only those strong enough to survive there should go though."

Town Crier tells you, "I don't know if it's true, but I did hear that High Queen Elysa is rebuilding her home somewhere near Asheron's island."

Town Crier tells you, "Can't beat a nice cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter day."

Town Crier tells you, "Want to know what makes it even better? I bet you do."

Town Crier tells you, "Students of Nuhmudira are in some of the towns. Humans, Tumeroks and Lugians, learning and working peacefully together... Imagine that!"

Town Crier tells you, "I never realized some of my items could be hooked in my house. Why, it's as if they just became hookable all of a sudden."

Town Crier tells you, "Do you really think that the tuskers have a King? What would he be like? I know I certainly wouldn't want to meet him if he is anything like those Annihilators."

Town Crier tells you, "I hear tell that a few vendors you don't normally see selling house items are doing just that. They say they need to make up for some of the income they lost to people vacationing on Tusker Island. Even the Tumeroks and Lugians have felt the pinch and are selling souvenirs."

Town Crier tells you, "I found this scroll a while back and copied the words down because the parchment was too old to move. I've been trying to translate it for a while now but I finally figured out what it said. 'It eats all starting with their bottom.' What does that mean?"

Town Crier tells you, "Have you seen Arwic? It's looking like a real town again! I'm checking with the Crier's Guild to see if I can get a position there."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant

During the The Hall of the Tusker King event, Ulgrim returned his home town of Ayan Baqur after spending some time at Xarabydun and Aphus Lassel.

Ulgrim the Unpleasant says, "So, Harlune is an Empyrean?"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant says, "I thought they were all supposed to be asleep, instead they're everywhere. This could be a bad trend. Half of the Empyrean I've met have been genocidal maniacs. I'll have to keep my eye on him."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "New house decorations? I've seen them, but who needs decorations when you have stout."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Ooooo the colors!"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Don't trust Ketnan! He's always mixed up in something bad. How did he get into that volcano anyway? They probably sacrificed him."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I visited that new island for a bit before coming home. It was great tossing those little tuskies around and convincing the bigger ones that sand is made of nanners."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "But, what's with the name Aphus Lassel? Like a tusker could pronounce that! I was tempted to call it Flying Monkey Island II, but I finally settled on Boboland instead."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "The Tusker King seemed to like the name. That big fellow can really knock 'em back."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "It's so good to be back! I had a fine time bar hopping across Dereth, but I missed this sandy burg."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Good to see the Virindi didn't kill everyone. I was a bit worried they might get ideas with me gone."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I would have been back sooner but I had to stop by my house to look for a piece of paper."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Bah! I told you so!"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Yeah, I roll my own healing kit's too."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Smooth."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I don't trust that Virindi, Claude, he's hiding something from the rest of us."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Late at night I hear noises and see blue flickering lights coming from his tent."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "What's he doing in there?"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "What the heck is he doing in there?"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "A lot of people asked me how I did such a fine job tinkering my amazing sword here."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Come in closer and I'll tell you."

Ulgrim looks around to see if anyone is listening.

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "First I salvaged 100 ingots of orichalcum to make a bar of orichalcum. Herds of Griner often drop orichalcum weapons. Then I used my Ust and..."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "What do you mean you've never heard of orichalcum! Look I can't be troubled to explain everything to you. Go ask a Lugian or something!"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Elysa moving closer to Asheron's Isle? Uh-huh, yeah, you know what's going on."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Oswald was sighted in Arwic yesterday talking to some shady characters!"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "No not shadows you buffoon! Just seedy looking indiv..."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "No not dyed green either! Sheesh, forget I said anything!"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Lee of the stone!? How do you know about that!?"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "You stay away from my stash or I'll have to get nasty! Arrr!"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Fending off the Virindi is thirsty work. Fetch me some stout from old Berkholt and I'll clue you in to what's really going on around here, okay, friend?"

You give Ulgrim the Unpleasant Stout.

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I've drunk things you people wouldn't believe."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Burning Mana Blasts off the coast of the Caul."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I've watched pint glasses glitter in the ephemeral light of portal space."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "All these memories will be lost, like stout from a keg..."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Time to drink."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I challenged Bobo to a drinking contest the other day. We were having those silly umbrella drinks and he gave me a run for my money, but he eventually gave in. He doesn't like loosing so I accepted his challenge to a banana eating competition."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I never want to see another banana again!"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Let's just say he won."

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