I had a bit of time today to make some changes to shaman and necromancer skills.

The narcosis, drug, and demonbane skills previously did not stack.  You could only pick one of them at a time.  Narcosis makes an enemy use twice as much movement in combat.  Drug makes an enemy become progressively drunker.  Demonbane makes an enemy become progressively hungrier.  All of them slow regeneration.  I have combined all these effects into the narcosis spell.  Consequently, drug and demonbane have been removed from the game.  If you had these skills, your practices should be automatically refunded.

I felt it was silly for necromancers and shamans to have two raise spells to work on, raise dead and raise corpse.  I also wanted to move shamans toward a more neutral raise than summoning the breath of demons to bring your victim life.  Raise corpse has been removed from the game.  Breath of Ancients has been added to the game and replaces raise dead for shamans.  Necromancers who had points in raise corpse had them moved to raise dead and practices refunded.  Shamans who had points in raise dead and raise corpse had them moved to breath of ancients and practices refunded.

There’s also a new little message for when you lose a stat.  For example, if you get raised with raise dead, it’ll tell you that the demons claim what they are owed.

I’ve also made it so all raise skills go up by 1% when used.

If you find yourself missing skills now to level up, hit me up and I’ll bump a few easy ones for you.


Wanted by the Coterie

by Iskvarren on December 21, 2015

in IC Notices

Re: *a dark parchment posted in all the common gathering places*
To whom it may concern:

The Coterie is currently seeking a particular human man with black hair and dark eyes.  He is lean in build, young with scars, and very likely to burst into tears.  We advise any kind-hearted Serians to avoid harboring this individual as he is known to be rash and dangerous.

To those who came to the ill-fated feast, we apologize for such a poor representation of Darkwater’s culture.  In the future, we hope that you will continue to support the Coterie’s ventures.

The Coterie is also seeking new hunters and chefs, particularly those interested in hunting new and exciting types of game.  Those interested should seek Szaloch in Darkwater Basilica.

*a peacock feather with a staring eye*

OOC: The event is officially over, but there will be various follow-up quests that can be pursued.  If you’re interested, feel free to send me a tell at any time that I’m not AFK.  



Re: * a dark parchment with silvery writing posted in the public places *
To all of Seria:

The Coterie wishes to host a day of celebration in honor of the longstanding peace in the city.  Gone are the days of diplomatic stalemate, underhanded subterfuge, and backalley assassinations!

The event will be held at the intersection of Blackwood Boardwalk and Fellbrine Way in the sector of Seria known as Darkwater.  It will be a day of food, fun, and festivities to suit all classes of Serians, be you pauper or self-named “king.”

All are welcome except for those wishing to bring strife and bloodshed.  Those of you with such intent should beware of poor behavior within the Coterie’s territory.

The event will begin at 10:00 AM on the day of Tylind, 20th in the month of Yalsa.  We hope to see everyone there.

* the sigil of a peacock feather with a staring eye *

OOC: This will be a little holiday event that is less benign than it looks.  Come by for a bit of mystery and death.  Also, there will be food.  OOC time for this event is Monday, December 21st at 7 PM CST or 8 PM EST.  If you’re not able to make it, contact me and I’ll think of something related afterwards!  



Rush Hour

by Iskvarren on December 7, 2015

in Code Updates

I added a new option today to allow you to roll your character as a level 50 but with many restrictions.  This is an unusual change that merits some explanation. Read more……