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September 2000 - Announcements Page

Game Changes

  • The towns of Arwic and Tufa have been destroyed by the Shadow Spires
  • Grievver, Niffis, and Ursuin creature types added.
  • Creature-only weapons introduced.
  • Dyeing introduced.
  • Secure Trade introduced.
  • Shields generated by the treasure system will now be created with Invulnerability spells.
  • You now gain a skill credit at level 32.

32 was once barren, not a skill point in sight.
That's all been fixed now, it's sweetness and light.
You now have 3 skill credits
  • Added owls and distant wolves to heavy forests as part of our continuing ambient sound buffs.
  • Cookbooks have been updated with the winners from August's Quest for Chocolate event. Also, you can find the writings from the winners of August's writing contest in the game as well. Check your local town vendor to purchase your copy today!
  • Fun stuff -- pots, bowls, and cups can now be thrown. The better you are at Thrown Weapons, the better your aim will be with them.

User Interface Updates

  • Added "@friends online" option.

New Quests

New Events

New NPCs

New Locations

Updated Locations

New Emotes

  • *afk*
  • *curtsey*
  • *meditate*

New Items

Verdalim Plant Icon Verdalim PlantBerimphur Plant Icon Berimphur PlantHennacin Plant Icon Hennacin PlantCrushed Verdalim Plant Icon Crushed Verdalim PlantCrushed Berimphur Plant Icon Crushed Berimphur PlantCrushed Hennacin Plant Icon Crushed Hennacin Plant Vial of Verdalim Dye Icon Vial of Verdalim DyeVial of Berimphur Dye Icon Vial of Berimphur DyeVial of Hennacin Dye Icon Vial of Hennacin DyeVerdalim Dye Pot Icon Verdalim Dye PotBerimphur Dye Pot Icon Berimphur Dye PotHennacin Dye Pot Icon Hennacin Dye Pot Bundle of Crystal Arrowheads Icon Bundle of Crystal Arrowheads Fenmalain Gem Icon Fenmalain GemFenmalain Portal Gem Icon Fenmalain Portal GemCaulnalain Gem Icon Caulnalain GemCaulnalain Portal Gem Icon Caulnalain Portal GemShendolain Gem Icon Shendolain GemShendolain Portal Gem Icon Shendolain Portal GemFenmalain Soul Gem Icon Fenmalain Soul GemCaulnalain Soul Gem Icon Caulnalain Soul GemShendolain Soul Gem Icon Shendolain Soul Gem Fenmalain Key Icon Fenmalain KeyCaulnalain Key Icon Caulnalain KeyShendolain Key Icon Shendolain Key Fenmalain Gate Icon Fenmalain GateCaulnalain Gate Icon Caulnalain GateShendolain Gate Icon Shendolain Gate Text Icon Parchment Zarea's Notes on GeomancyText Icon Parchment Shadow DispatchText Icon Parchment Urgent DispatchText Icon Parchment Shadow MissiveText Icon Parchment Daily ReportMidnight Revelation Icon Midnight RevelationRecalling the Calling Icon Recalling the CallingDerethian Skies Icon Derethian SkiesLoka Jii Learns to Hunt Icon Loka Jii Learns to HuntThe Emperor's Blade Icon The Emperor's BladeThe Journal of Nandesu Ka Icon The Journal of Nandesu KaShadows of My Doubts Icon Shadows of My DoubtsThe Journals of Change Icon The Journals of ChangeThe D00dz Icon The D00dz Crystal-tip Arrow Icon Crystal-tip ArrowCrystal-tip Quarrel Icon Crystal-tip QuarrelFenmalain Crystal Orb Icon Fenmalain Crystal OrbFenmalain Crystal Bow Icon Fenmalain Crystal BowFenmalain Crystal Shield Icon Fenmalain Crystal ShieldFenmalain Crystal Crossbow Icon Fenmalain Crystal CrossbowCaulnalain Crystal Orb Icon Caulnalain Crystal OrbCaulnalain Crystal Bow Icon Caulnalain Crystal BowCaulnalain Crystal Shield Icon Caulnalain Crystal ShieldCaulnalain Crystal Crossbow Icon Caulnalain Crystal CrossbowShendolain Crystal Orb Icon Shendolain Crystal OrbShendolain Crystal Bow Icon Shendolain Crystal BowShendolain Crystal Shield Icon Shendolain Crystal ShieldShendolain Crystal Crossbow Icon Shendolain Crystal CrossbowFenmalain Soul Crystal Orb Icon Fenmalain Soul Crystal OrbFenmalain Soul Crystal Bow Icon Fenmalain Soul Crystal BowFenmalain Soul Crystal Shield Icon Fenmalain Soul Crystal ShieldFenmalain Soul Crystal Crossbow Icon Fenmalain Soul Crystal CrossbowCaulnalain Soul Crystal Orb Icon Caulnalain Soul Crystal OrbCaulnalain Soul Crystal Bow Icon Caulnalain Soul Crystal BowCaulnalain Soul Crystal Shield Icon Caulnalain Soul Crystal ShieldCaulnalain Soul Crystal Crossbow Icon Caulnalain Soul Crystal CrossbowShendolain Soul Crystal Orb Icon Shendolain Soul Crystal OrbShendolain Soul Crystal Bow Icon Shendolain Soul Crystal BowShendolain Soul Crystal Shield Icon Shendolain Soul Crystal ShieldShendolain Soul Crystal Crossbow Icon Shendolain Soul Crystal Crossbow

Updated Items

Text Icon Book Chocolate CookbookText Icon Book Specialty Cookbook

New Spells

New Creatures

Auroch Icon Auroch

Crystal Icon Crystal

Grievver Icon Grievver

Monouga Icon Monouga

Niffis Icon Niffis

Shadow Icon Shadow

Undead Icon Undead

Ursuin Icon Ursuin

New Dialog

Town Crier

Town Crier tells you, "Have you heard Aluvians talking about Strathelar, or the Sho who've claimed to see Ben Ten? What rubbish! I'll believe it when I'm able to poke one of them in the head."

Town Crier tells you, "Hey, want to trade? You can trust me."

Town Crier tells you, "There are unconfirmed reports that a skilled Aluvian archeress helped repulse the Shadow attack on Cragstone. A few residents of the town insist it was Elysa"

Town Crier tells you, "Stop poking me - it tickles!"

Town Crier tells you, "Do you like the color of my robe? I dyed it myself, using some herbs I found growing in the desert. I don't think I'll be able to use that pot to make soup again, though..."

Town Crier tells you, "News! The recent activity of the Shadow Spires has again destabilized portalspace. Travelers have reported encounters with the fierce ursuin native to northern Aluvia. Also, rumors abound of some frighteningly strange new magical creatures which may be resistant to magical drains! Dereth has never seen their like before..."

Town Crier tells you, "Yesterday I found a Velvet Fez of Camping Mastery! That weird magical effect sure is scary looking..."

Town Crier tells you, "Three wonderful new books have been authored by Gharu'ndim scribes! "Midnight Revelation" by Ashgad of Thistledown, "Recalling the Calling" by Anjwar al-Jaenth of Morningthaw, and "Derethian Skies" by Ariq al-Binara of Frostfell may be purchased at the Zaikhal Library."

Town Crier tells you, "News! Cragstone was attacked by Shadow forces, but the assault was somehow repulsed. One of the massive Shadow Spires now lies broken in a huge, steaming crater south of the town."

Town Crier tells you, "Wonderful new recipes using the magical ingredient chocolate were discovered last month by Chen Kenichi, Ho Chun, Rhiannon Morgana, Betty Crocker, Khallayne, Aiyaan Shiefu, Atsushi, Yakamura Shinji, and Alanwen. You can acquire these in the updated Specialty and Chocolate Cookbooks, available from your local scribe."

Town Crier tells you, "News! The oasis of Tufa has been destroyed by Shadow attack! Even now, three massive Spires glower over the wreckage. Residents report strange creatures moving in the crater."

Town Crier tells you, "News! After the failed assault on Cragstone, the Shadows moved northeast and devastated Arwic! Two Spires now glare down at the burning wreckage. Refugees, so stunned they can only speak in gibberish, have flooded Fort Tethana."

Town Crier tells you, "Just between you and me, I was at Cragstone the night of the attack. I didn't see the archer everyone's talking about, but I did see a mage in white, standing beside the windmill. He - I think it was a he, anyway - raised his hands as the Spire approached, and everything went white..."

Town Crier tells you, "Do you like the color of my robe? I dyed it myself, using some herbs I found growing in the forest. I don't think I'll be able to use that pot to make soup again, though..."

Town Crier tells you, "I heard a strange noise in the wastelands a few days ago. I haven't heard it since, though. I have no idea what it was."

Town Crier tells you, "I've heard travelers at the tavern say that undead are appearing in increasing numbers, especially around the old menhir rings. They seem to be searching for something."

Town Crier tells you, "Three wonderful new books have been authored by Sho scribes! "Loka Jii Learns to Hunt" by Loka Wu of Morningthaw, "The Emperor's Blade" by Ja'afar al-Saladin of Solclaim, and "The Journal of Nandesu Ka" by Nandesu Ka of Leafcull may be purchased at the Hebian-to Library."

Town Crier tells you, "Three wonderful new books have been authored by Aluvian scribes! "Shadows of My Doubts" by Aytalya of Darktide, "The Journals of Change" by Aragorn of Thistledown, and "The D00dz" by Vexorg of Thistledown may be purchased at the Cragstone Library."

Town Crier tells you, "Some ruffian threw a pine stoup at my head the other day, just because there wasn't any news! As if I'm personally responsible for making it? So I threw a platter back at him..."

Town Crier tells you, "I think I ate too much chocolate last month. Do I look fat?"

Town Crier tells you, "Sweet merciful Mothers, have you seen the sky at night? The world is going to end!"

Town Crier tells you, "By the Crimson Stars, the night sky has gone mad!"

Town Crier tells you, "The night sky reminds me of the fires of the Dragon. There will be war, I think."

Town Crier tells you, "It is said in the halls of lore that Ben Ten has been sighted again. I would be excited by this, only... The old Chiran-tou proverb reads, 'Legends only rise in time of strife.' If the heroes of Dereth's early days walk the earth again, it cannot bode well."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Archer my butt - I defeated the Shadow Spire at Cragstone! I used Penultimate Life Strike VII, a spell my old friend Harlune taught me."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "A bunch of PKs ran through town yesterday, yelling 'Go go go' and 'Fire in the hole' as they jumped up and down and ran in circles. I think they were looking to one-shot kill each other. One of them killed old Berkholt, then yelled 'hostage down.' Weird. I think they came from Arwic."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Holtburg has been invaded by hoards of Shadow Bovines wielding polearms. Get there quickly and you can join the defense!"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "That Virindi, Claude, you want to watch out for him. Treacherous and inscrutable. And his reagents are defective! And he smells like wine and cheese."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Shoushi was attacked by Shadows, but Ben Ten showed up and told them where to find a sturdy iron chest. I hear there's a small army of them encamped at the bottom of Nevius Passage."

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