ANNOUNCE NEWS #4399 (08/04/2015 at 01:50)
From : Tecton the Terraformer
To : Everyone
Subject: Globe updates!
The time is here! Globes of Shifting Continents have been refreshed with some exciting new wares! Here's all of the details of the new items:
* Two new minipets! You could find a wiry polecat kit or a gangly ibis in your globe!
* Our major new addition is a bloodstained shard of enamel - what is this, you ask? Well, its a reagent to create and upgrade a special item that's only available for the duration of this promotion.
When you get your first shard, you can SLICE PALM WITH <shard> to create a very special item. Your blood will mix with the enamel shard to form a locket with your picture inside. This locket, and the portrait inside, will be linked to you, bestowing a variety of special powers. Additional powers will unlock as you obtain additional shards, then FUSE <shard> INTO <locket>, upgrading the portrait and the powers.
There is a cost to these powers though: The locket must be fuelled by your very being. Once every 24 RL hours, you can CARESS <locket> to imbue it with your blood. The varying skills will use a portion (or all) of the stored blood power.
There's 20 levels of locket - here's a list of the powers that come with each level:
Level 1: Creation of the locket.
Level 2: The locket no longer decays.
Level 3: SOLICIT LOCKET FOR IMMORTALITY - Death is suspended for 5 seconds after you die (** See note below **) (100% power usage)
Level 4: The locket now resets to you.
Level 5: SPIN LOCKET - changes the appearance of your locket to one of 7 different themed versions. Usable once per day.
Level 6: Immortality now lasts 10 seconds.
Level 7: SOLICIT LOCKET FOR REST - Draw your fatigue into your portrait, refreshing your tiredness. (33% power usage)
Level 8: SOLICIT LOCKET FOR SATIATION - Trade satiation with your portrait, quenching your hunger. (33% power usage)
Level 9: Immortality now lasts for 15 seconds.
Level 10: SOLICIT LOCKET FOR SOBRIETY - Cleanse yourself of all alcoholic effects. (Does not work in drinking contests.) (33% power usage)
Level 11: Caressing the locket now has a lower cost.
Level 12: Immortality now lasts 20 seconds.
Level 13: SOLICIT LOCKET FOR ENDURANCE - Gain 5% of your maximum endurance. (50% power usage)
Level 14: SOLICIT LOCKET FOR WILLPOWER - Gain 5% of your maximum willpower. (50% power usage)
Level 15: Immortality now lasts 25 seconds.
Level 16: SOLICIT LOCKET FOR RAGE - Store/retrieve your rage in your portrait. (33% power usage)
Level 17: SOLICIT LOCKET FOR TATTOOS - Freeze your tattoos on your portrait, preventing automatic fading for an hour. (33% power usage)
Level 18: Immortality now lasts 30 seconds.
Level 19: Soliciting your locket for willpower or endurance now imbues you with 10% of your maximum stat..
Level 20: Immortality will no longer kill you, should you reach your full health and mana before immortality fades.
** Note **
* Death is only suspended in cases where you normally die to damage.
* Instakills and related "finisher" abilities will not trigger the defence.
* Being killed in the immortal timeframe will kill the victim normally.
* Immortality will bypass any SOULCAGE (Necromancy) or TRANSMOGRIFY (Occultism) defences that you have when it activates.
* Immortality will not work in the arena.
* There may be further balancing tweaks to this power in the future.
Don't forget that globes also contain a slew of other potential prizes, including credits, artefact discounts, artefacts, customisations and many more! Head over to http://www.achaea.com/credits
to pick your globes up today!
Penned by My hand on the 4th of Scarlatan, in the year 690 AF.
Rito pls. Too many OP minipets.