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  • ValariaValaria Posts: 369 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Ahmet said:
    'Illusions conjured while phased may also be seen by unphased adventurers.'

    @Daeir pls :(
    but it will probably give away your position to anyone with lifevision. :D

    2015/01/12 Tecton, the Terraformer has bestowed His divine favour upon you. It will last for approximately 1 Achaean month.
    Ahmet
  • DaeirDaeir AustraliaPosts: 5,835 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Teaser:

    Formed from smoothed, ebon-lustre olivine, the air of this antiquated staff bares its ancient legacy plainly with a web-work of ornate inscriptions coiling about its form, quicksilver gilding surging about the tiny channels. A flickering matrix of unstable light weaves and warps about its crown, occasionally shifting into shattered, chromatic fragments, each one whirling unpredictably as it attempts to reform, the meaning of their greater whole lost amidst the luminescent chaos.

    :pleased::pleased:
    ShirszaePrythe
  • MathildaMathilda Posts: 263 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Oooh. Area-wide staff of illusions?
     <3 
  • ShirszaeShirszae Caer WitrinPosts: 2,661 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Lvl2 illusion staff? <3 <3 <3

    And you won't understand the cause of your grief...

    image

    ...But you'll always follow the voices beneath.

  • AegothAegoth Posts: 1,990 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited March 24
    That last sentence is grammatically incorrect. Fix it, before @Trey gets on your case

    hint: it's a run-on sentence
  • DaeirDaeir AustraliaPosts: 5,835 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    You're a run-on sentence.
    :pleased::pleased:
  • KryptonKrypton shi-KhurenaPosts: 1,749 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    It's not a run-on; it's just long. Grammatically fine.

    In the first sentence, though, the dependent clause, "Formed from smoothed, ebon-lustre olivine," is not in agreement with the subject, "air."
    (Mhaldor): Herenicus says, "Apologies, I am in-and-out of hold with Verizon wireless customer service."
  • AegothAegoth Posts: 1,990 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    its def a run on
  • KryptonKrypton shi-KhurenaPosts: 1,749 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    A run-on is two (or more) independent clauses joined without appropriate punctuation or conjunction, this is a run-on.

    The sentence in the description only has one independent clause.
    (Mhaldor): Herenicus says, "Apologies, I am in-and-out of hold with Verizon wireless customer service."
  • AegothAegoth Posts: 1,990 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    geez, someone failed english class
  • MathildaMathilda Posts: 263 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    It is technically grammatically correct. However, it is awkwardly long. It could do with being split and then a rephrase of the latter half to be grammatically correct, as well.
     <3 
    Liyane
  • KresslackKresslack Florida, United StatesPosts: 5,629 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Ship in a Bottle

    A clear glass bottle, stoppered with a cork and with a small tag attached to the neck bottle via golden thread. One side of the tag is blank, the other displays a short spell in flowing script which, once uttered along with a ship name (while at the harbour it's docked) will create an exact replica of the vessel within the bottle, sailing upon a salty sea.

    Random interactions such as turbulent seas, the occasional seamonster attack, etc that will show to you only if held in hand or show to room if let on the ground.

    Once per month you can reuse the spell to replace the ship currently stored.


  • BlujixapugBlujixapug Posts: 1,801 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    you point it at someone and their say text turns rainbow

    it interacts with weather and you can make rainbows appear omg

    you can change the colour of your text in news posts

    it works like the Color cantrip
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    AsmodronCooperSkye
  • AsmodronAsmodron Posts: 2,007 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I can somehow see that area illusion being used for such havoc and trolling :/
  • AegothAegoth Posts: 1,990 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    i hope daeir is trolling you illusion thirsty fucks, and its actually a cataclysm staff, magi only
    AsmodronOmorLiyane
  • ValariaValaria Posts: 369 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I don't mind that its run-on sentence just to annoy someone.. you know.. griefing those who are being that picky with the grammar stuff.

    2015/01/12 Tecton, the Terraformer has bestowed His divine favour upon you. It will last for approximately 1 Achaean month.
  • ShirszaeShirszae Caer WitrinPosts: 2,661 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    It is a text game, after all

    And you won't understand the cause of your grief...

    image

    ...But you'll always follow the voices beneath.

  • MinifieMinifie Posts: 912 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    A text game for all levels of english-capabilities, so I've never been crazy nazi about any of it, I am not pedantic enough to care.
    Aodfionn
  • ShirszaeShirszae Caer WitrinPosts: 2,661 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Minifie said:
    A text game for all levels of english-capabilities, so I've never been crazy nazi about any of it, I am not pedantic enough to care.
    Sure. But the charm of a text game is well-written text as much as anything else. You can be understanding of the varying levels of english that people who play here have and still appreciate it and make suggestions when you think things could be better. Its just a matter of how you do them. 

    And you won't understand the cause of your grief...

    image

    ...But you'll always follow the voices beneath.

    Jayden
  • KryptonKrypton shi-KhurenaPosts: 1,749 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    That's like saying Harry Potter can be written with the English grammar of a 10-year-old, since the intended readership goes that young anyway.
    (Mhaldor): Herenicus says, "Apologies, I am in-and-out of hold with Verizon wireless customer service."
  • MinifieMinifie Posts: 912 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    edited March 25
    It's more like saying exactly what I said. Don't strawman, makes yourself look stupid.

    Let's make it clear for those who struggle. That post was entirely Personal, relating only to me, and, indeed, meant nothing on how others felt or react. I don't, nor ever will care. It does not mean, however, that I think english teachers should lax on education because maybe they'll get some french student who struggles.
    AodfionnAsmodron
  • AhmetAhmet Wherever I wanna bePosts: 2,983 @ - Epic Achaean
    You can talk however ya want. Any item in the game world, especially one as permanent as an artefact, should be improved upon wherever possible. It's not being a nazi and it's not something anyone should take personally. Just my two cents.

    Unrelated, despite the fact that permanent items and rooms are the typos that get fixed, the one-time world emotes with typos are the absolute worst ones because I'm triggered by the fact that that world emote will go down in history, unfixed, forever.
    Huh. Neat.
    ShirszaeKalilaLiyaneValaria
  • HaloshireHaloshire Posts: 30 ✭✭ - Stalwart
    Gauntlets of Gotcha:
    By using Gotcha <target> the target cannot move more than 1 room away from the adventurer that uses this until one of them perishes or the user uses DROPKICK <target> (requires the target be unmassed) to send the target to just beyond the thousandth door.

    Dude, you kicked him through the fourth wall.
  • DaeirDaeir AustraliaPosts: 5,835 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Okay, it's out.

    As promised, the winner of February's raffle was able to work with us to design a new artefact. It's taken a bit of time to sift through the 

    ideas and create a workable plan which Makarios has been hard at work executing, but today we get to pull back the curtain!


    Daeir and Roagnak are now each the proud owners of a Shar'ilian lightspire.


    This is a level 2 Staff of Illusion with massively increased functionality. You can buy it in the Miscellaneous artefact shop for 2000cr or 

    you can upgrade a Staff of Illusion to this level 2 for 1500cr.


    Now for the details!


    Basic Function:

    - The maximum length of illusions cast is 1000 characters.

    - CONJURE ILLUSION <illusion> cast a basic illusion in your room.

    - CONJURE COLOUR <colour id> ILLUSION <illusion> cast roomwide, coloured illusions.

    - You may specify one newline character in your illusion with the character sequence \n

    - The staff requires balance and consumes equilibrium.


    Charges:

    The next functions of the lightspire require charges for use. The staff will regenerate 4% charge every Achaean day, capping out at 100. 

    (These numbers are subject to change as we observe use.) The charge level is displayed upon PROBE.


    - CONJURE AREA ILLUSION <illusion> cast an area wide illusion. This will consume 50% charge.*

    - CONJURE CONTINENT ILLUSION <illusion> cast a continent wide illusion. This requires three mutually allied, lightspire owners with fully 

    charged staves, this will drain 100% charge from all three.*


    * Colours cannot be applied to the area or continent wide illusions.


    Glamours:

    A glamour is a fantastical illusion that you can place in a room. These are chosen from a list, rather like the basic hardcoded emotes. It 

    is intentional that these are takeable once dropped.


    Upon purchasing a staff you can email customisations@achaea.com with a glamour suggestion (appearance, dropped, and examined, all must refer 

    to the item as a glamour) and we will add it to the list (within reason). Glamour suggestions can be public or private, mention which at the 

    time of suggestion, we won't change them after they're live.


    - GLAMOUR LIST See what glamours are available to cast.

    - GLAMOUR CAST <glamour> Create a standard glamour. This costs 25% charge. These glamours will have a lifespan of 3 Achaean months, these 

    cannot be customised in any way.

    - GLAMOUR CAST SPECIAL <glamour> Create a glamour from the list with 1 month's lifespan, but once dropped this glamour is not-takeable. 

    Again, this cannot be customised in any way.


    Enjoy!

    :pleased::pleased:
    KyrraYsela
  • DaeirDaeir AustraliaPosts: 5,835 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Initial glamours:

    ID    Name                 Owner                     Private   
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    1     lightstrands         Daeir                     No
    2     daystar              Daeir                     No
    3     moon                 Daeir                     No
    4     firmament            Daeir                     No
    5     flame                Daeir                     No
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The lightstrands glamour:
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    Short desc:       strands of glamoured light
    Long desc:        Ambling aimlessly about the surroundings, several strands of glamoured light waft about the locale.
    Ext desc:         Bereft of purpose and meaningful form, lines of scattered and cohesive light twine and wander about in seemingly random 
    patterns, coiling and writhing about each other when they inevitably happen to intersect.
    Private:          No
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The daystar glamour:
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Short desc:       an illusory glamour of the Daystar
    Long desc:        Casting a surprising amount of light, a glamoured sun levitates high above in the air.
    Ext desc:         Twisted strands of woven light coiled into a tight orb forms the basis of this illusionary representation of the Daystar, 
    each thread imbued with a distinctly solar refulgence. Despite the nominal amount of light the enchantment creates, it casts no heat to 
    speak of - its glow ever consigned to be but a pale facsimile of the cosmic original.
    Private:          No
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    The moon glamour:
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    Short desc:       a glamour of the crescent Moon
    Long desc:        Floating high above, a glamoured moon gazes down upon the locale.
    Ext desc:         Deceptively complex, this enchanted glamour reveals its orb-like nature upon close inspection - the crescent cast to its 
    lunar-inspired arc one of threads of light woven to reflect their absence in the ambient surroundings. Despite its obviously magical nature, 
    the soft glow emanating from its form is surprisingly compelling, pale mimicry of the original and all.
    Private:          No
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    The firmament glamour:
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    Short desc:       a glamoured firmament
    Long desc:        A sea of glamoured stars twinkle about the locale, casting prismatic light in their wake.
    Ext desc:         Hundreds and thousands of tiny motes flicker about the myriad constellations of this enigmatic glamour, replicating the 
    cosmic depth of the Achaean firmament. Tiny threads of light coruscate about the stellar plane in slowed motion, the speck of illusory 
    planets beyond illuminating their travel amidst the expanse.
    Private:          No
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    The flame glamour:
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    Short desc:       a glamour of a surging flame
    Long desc:        Dancing betwixt illusory heat, a glamoured pillar of flame surges silently here.
    Ext desc:         Snaking and coiling about each other, multi-hued threads of light mingle and wind to form the glamoured representation of 
    a pillar of flame in full furore, thinning to minute licks before dispersing into the ether. A faint, barely noticeable heat emanates from 
    its endless dance, nowhere near approaching the unbridled fury of the natural.
    Private:          No
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    :pleased::pleased:
    AntidasKyrraMathildaShimi
  • ShirszaeShirszae Caer WitrinPosts: 2,661 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Its awesome, but I sort of wish the coloured illusion ability had been made the level 2 staff and the rest an additional level 3. Its just too fucking expensive.

    And you won't understand the cause of your grief...

    image

    ...But you'll always follow the voices beneath.

    JaydenOmorMelaina
  • AsmodronAsmodron Posts: 2,007 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Glamoured items and crazy illusions. Feels like should have been its own aesthetics type class
  • DaeirDaeir AustraliaPosts: 5,835 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Shar'ilian magic could be its own goddamn class at this rate. Between the whisperstone and the lightspire, they obviously really knew their shit when it came to enchanting objects.
    :pleased::pleased:
    AsmodronHalosPrythe
  • AsmodronAsmodron Posts: 2,007 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Conjuration-Lightweaving class? Yes plz
    Shimi
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