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March 2004 - Announcements Page

Game Changes

  • The town of Yaraq and its nearby dungeons have been revised!* It is now possible to cast Item Magic spells directly on the breastplate of a player if they are targeted.
  • Life Magic transfer spells such as Health to Mana have been balanced, see the Letter to the Players|Letter to the Players]] for details.
  • Rumors sold in towns are now color-coded and reflect the level range of the associated content. Light Blue notes are for 1-10, Blue are for 10-20, Green are for 20-40, and Orange are for 60-80.

User Interface Updates

  • You can now see your chance of success as a percentage when crafting (includes Tinkering) by enabling the "Crafting Chance of Success Dialog" option in the Options Panel.
  • You can now view previously hidden properties, such as Biting Strike and Crushing Blow, on weapons.
  • There are new options via the Options Panel for displaying your birth date, chess rank and more.
Crafting Chance of Success Dialog Live

Crafting chance of success

Character Display Options Live

New character display options

New Quests

Updated Quests

New NPCs

New Locations

Updated Locations

New Items

Ancient Armored Vestment Icon Ancient Armored VestmentBathrobe Icon BathrobeCrown of Anointed Blood Icon Crown of Anointed Blood Portal to Kivik Lir's Temple Icon Portal to Kivik Lir's Temple Odd Looking Vine Icon Odd Looking VineGuardian of the Crypt Icon Guardian of the CryptGuardian of Fury Icon Guardian of FuryJudge of the Appeasement Icon Judge of the AppeasementJudge of the Sacrifice Icon Judge of the SacrificeGuardian of the High Matriarch Icon Guardian of the High MatriarchGuardian of the Matriarch's Gaze Icon Guardian of the Matriarch's GazeGuardian of the Restless Dead Icon Guardian of the Restless DeadGuardian of the Sacrificial Urns Icon Guardian of the Sacrificial UrnsHigh Matron Arbiter Icon High Matron ArbiterSarcophagus of High Matriarch, Ixir Zi Icon Sarcophagus of High Matriarch, Ixir ZiOffering Table Icon Offering TableOffering Urn Icon Offering Urn Xarabydun Portal Summoning Gem Icon Xarabydun Portal Summoning Gem Splinter of Wood Icon Splinter of WoodGem of Appeasement Icon Gem of AppeasementHeart of the Temple Icon Heart of the TempleOffering Plate Icon Offering PlateOffering Plate with Offerings Icon Offering Plate with OfferingsSatchel Icon SatchelSacrificial Bones Icon Sacrificial BonesSatchel with Offerings Icon Satchel with Offerings Text Icon Blue Letter Ancient Warrior's TowerBraid Manor Ruin Icon Braid Manor RuinText Icon Blue Letter Bulletin (Shoushi)Text Icon Blue Letter Bulletin (Yaraq)Caves in the Foothills Icon Caves in the FoothillsText Icon Blue Letter Fort Aimaru (Text)Text Icon Blue Letter Mosswart HangoutText Icon Blue Letter Mosswart TempleNorth and East Yaraq Outposts Icon North and East Yaraq OutpostsText Icon Blue Letter Rat Cave (Text)Directions to the Red Rat Lair Icon Directions to the Red Rat LairShoushi Banderling Camp Icon Shoushi Banderling CampShoushi Drudge Temple Icon Shoushi Drudge TempleSkeleton Raids Icon Skeleton RaidsThe Cursed Swamp Icon The Cursed SwampText Icon Blue Letter The Broken HallTumerok Akiekie Icon Tumerok AkiekieTumerok Camp Icon Tumerok CampUndead Encampment Icon Undead EncampmentSkeleton Castle Rumor Icon Skeleton Castle Rumor Crimson Brace of Pain Icon Crimson Brace of PainEsorcelled Falchion Icon Esorcelled FalchionIxir's Staff of the Eyes Icon Ixir's Staff of the EyesLance of the Bloodletter Icon Lance of the BloodletterSickle of Writhing Fury Icon Sickle of Writhing Fury

Updated Items

New Spells

Fellowship spells
  • Asphyxiation - "Lowers the attributes of a fellowship by 40 points for two minutes."
  • Death's Vice - "Lowers total health of each fellowship member by 50%."
  • Exposed Flesh - "Lowers acid resistance of all fellow memebers by 190%."
  • Grip of Death - "Lowers all skills by 99%."
  • Kiss of the Grave - "Lowers total stamina of each fellowship member by 50%."
  • Matron's Curse - "Lowers total mana of each fellowship member by 50%."
  • Paralyzing Touch - "Lowers all attributes by 99%."
  • Plague - "Target's total health is reduced by 50%."
  • Ward of Rebirth - "Increases natural healing rate of all fellowship members by 150%."

New Creatures

Burun Icon Burun

Golem Icon Golem

Mattekar Icon Mattekar

Shreth Icon Shreth

Undead Icon Undead

New Dialog

Town Crier

Town Crier tells you, "A friend of mine says that he talked with Ulgrim the other day and he seemed different. He couldn't figure out why exactly."

Town Crier tells you, "A mosswart named Grearrk walked into Sawato bawling and bleating. Apparently it found its way into the tavern there. The barkeep knows more."

Town Crier tells you, "An adventurer traveling through town from the north told me that Celdiseth's tumerok apprentice, Aun Aulakhe, has learned new ways to improve that fearsome Invoker of his."

Town Crier tells you, "Aun Aulakhe has sent word that Portal Space disruptions are causing the very boundaries within it to disintegrate."

Town Crier tells you, "I can't believe that Ulgrim killed Nuhmudira... I hear he's on the run from her students now."

Town Crier tells you, "I have it on good authority that Ulgrim was seen at a bar a few days ago. Apparently he was drinking heavily.".

Town Crier tells you, "I hear Ulgrim has been seen all over the place. It's hard to figure out how he could be in so many places at once."

Town Crier tells you, "I'm wildly speculating, but maybe Ulgrim saw something he shouldn't have. Now he sleeps with the fishes."

Town Crier tells you, "I've heard tales that tumeroks are gathering from all directions at a point to the north of Yaraq. No outsiders are welcome near their fire -- what unknown purpose could be so important?"

Town Crier tells you, "If I were an adventurous soul, which I am not, I'd be looking arround the Blackmire Swamp for anything out of the ordinary."

Town Crier tells you, "Mosswarts coming into town and asking for help, speaking Roulean no less. Who would have ever thought?"

Town Crier tells you, "My sister's best friend's neighbor says that Ulgrim was kidnapped by a Tremendous Monouga."

Town Crier tells you, "My Uncle's nephew says that Ulgrim went to live with the Tuskers and learn to throw poo."

Town Crier tells you, "Rumor has it that Aun Aulakhe, in the Tumerok akiekie to the north, has given his faithful Windreave Saritea permission to trade old Invokers for ones with even more powerful magics than before."

Town Crier tells you, "Someone saw Ulgrim on a road near Shoushi. I wonder where he's heading."

Town Crier tells you, "They say that there is a temple buried beneath the Blackmire Swamp, I wonder what is in there?"
Ulgrim the Unpleasant

In this update, Ulgrim was found in the Dryreach tavern after he had had an accident at the nearby broken Lifestone. See the Ulgrim's Bathrobe Quest for more details.

Ulgrim the Unpleasant says, "I have a splitting headache, literally!"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant says, "Oh, the pain!"

You give Ulgrim the Unpleasant Filled Beer Stein.

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "So, who named that new desert town anyway. Sure Martine probably saved us all, sure he gave his life for us, sure he turned out to be a hero. Who cares! We should have called the place Ulgrim's Ridge. Now that's a town name with style!"

You give Ulgrim the Unpleasant Filled Beer Stein.

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "So, I missed out on all of the Olthoi business awhile back. I was consumed by my new hobby of house decorating. Asheron had my address in case things got out of hand."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I'm a little confused though, I heard that Elysa almost died and Asheron almost died, but Nuhmudira took on the Olthoi Queen with a group of brave souls and drove the buggers back. So why isn't Nuhmudira having all sorts of medals and honors bestowed on her?"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Really? And she wasn't questioned? Huh, not sure how to feel about that. Well if it comes to it Elysa's still my Queen."

You give Ulgrim the Unpleasant Filled Beer Stein.

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Someone's been staying at my house. I noticed my porridge was eaten and my bed was all mussed up. If I catch him he'll be sorry."

You give Ulgrim the Unpleasant Filled Beer Stein.

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "You know I'm glad my duplicates are gone, but I've been thinking of the glorious things we could have accomplished."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "We could have formed an Fellowship of Ulgrim, roaming the land looking for people to save and drinks to be drunk."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "We could have tried out a few of the group spells I've been dabbling with."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "We could have gone on fishing trips."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "...I miss those guys."

You give Ulgrim the Unpleasant Filled Beer Stein.

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Where's everyone getting those slick looking hats and suits from?"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I'd look pretty good in one of those getups don't you think?"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Yeah, I'd be like Jack Diamond in the "Dark Mystery of the Stolen Stuff!""

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "That was a great story."

You give Ulgrim the Unpleasant Filled Beer Stein.

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Is Asheron still on his island? I guess he and Elysa are still on the outs then. I should check in on him and make sure he doesn't need something."

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