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In a remarkable turn of events, the valiant champions of Elanthia have triumphed over the combined forces of Estrion and Octaven, thwarting their sinister plans. However, in the aftermath of the conflict and amidst the efforts to dispel the swirling mana storm surrounding Darkstone Castle, an unexpected twist occurred. The castle, along with all its inhabitants, has been displaced into the barren waste of the Bleaklands. Even though North by Northwest has now officially concluded, what will the future hold for both the rising Barony of Darkstone and the Bleaklands and beyond?

OOC Note: To access the Darkstone Castle you must travel to the Bleaklands which is accessible via a portal near Melgorehn's Reach.

Coolrule2

This year at Rumor Woods, you'll be able to assemble a little mech spinner. You will need to get the exoskeleton from the TOURNEY VAULT that is being sold in the SimuCoin Store. These are character attuned.

They require 10 additional parts to complete. Instead of getting something random in the event by running it, there will be a pile of scrap metal you can SEARCH for raikhen to find everything you need to finish it. Given Rumor Woods has a bit more item management from the item drops, I felt it was a better option to let you choose if you want to participate in this versus being forced to deal with stuff from prize packages. There will be rarity levels, sort of like the create-a-golem parts.

On the exoskeleton, you will ADD {part} TO {exoskeleton} to attach a piece you find. You will need a body, gears, a beetle head, beetle antennae, beetle wings, beetle legs, spider head, spider eyes, spider spinneret, and spider legs. You are building both at the same time and can pick and choose parts. The body and gears will be for both the beetle and spider. If you've already added a piece and wish to replace it, you can, but you will lose the old piece.

Once you add all ten parts, it will be complete. You can PRESS it to transform it from exoskeleton, beetle, and spider, you choose! Each has some slightly different flavor. You can WEAR it at this point or simply bring it out when you wish to use it. It has some verb traps to play around with, otherwise, it is a spinner! The spinner will store up to 100 names until it needs to be reset. You can reset at any point. It uses some more basic random choosing than a merchant spinner, but it is relatively the same. You must SPIN each time to choose someone. It will store names by default, but you can reset between spins if you want it to be able to select the same person twice.

If you don't want to participate in this, you can BREAK the exoskeleton for a violet exp orb. Be warned, there is no replacement and you will not be able to complete your mech spinner. You only get one chance to build this. The violet exp orb will be account-attuned so you can hand those off to other characters on your account.

Follow the discussion on Discord!

Coolrule2
[Rumor Woods] 2024 Updates - Webstaff on 04/19/2024
CLAIM

We will continue to use the CLAIM system for both a GIFT and EVENT option. Both options won't be available until April 23rd in the late afternoon. Rumor Woods will only have a single CLAIM period for the duration of the event, with a twist. Details on CLAIM will be released the day they go live.

TOURNEY VAULT: SPECIAL ITEM BUNDLE

The BattleVault system has been extended to Rumor Woods. Some key updates have gone into the item you receive to help better explain what's in them and when they expire. I will paste a sample ANALYZE below this initial post so you can see the updates. Nothing has changed with the vault in this sense, it's just communicated a bit better in ANALYZE.

They are still 6,500 SimuCoins and will contain two 25-count markers, 90-use death's sting salve, and two special items.

The first special item is a metal exoskeleton. Like the golem chassis from Duskruin, you will find parts running the event to build an odd trinket. You may only participate in building this at the 2024 Rumor Woods. You will be building a beetle and a spider that you can use the SPIN command to select a random person around you, like the merchants of Elanthia. More details on this process will be in a separate thread.

The second special item is a patent of nobility that will award +50% base experience for 30 days! An update went into these from last time so you can REDEEM them outside of the event. They now display the expiration date, which is tied to the purchase date of your TOURNEY VAULT. This is how this item will work going forward at all events that offer an item bundle with BattleVaults.

JOUSTER NPC (MARKER EXCHANGE)

The NPC returns, the timer reduced to 10 minutes from 30 minutes like last Duskruin. Exp will still be field exp, as the update to the NPC for instance exp won't be until August. You run the risk of losing a lot of experience if you die, so use this frequently at your own peril.

ANALYZE updates to the vaults.

This is a special item bundle for Rumor Woods. You can REDEEM it to get the following items:

  • Two 25-entry markers (SimuCoin Store Event Entries)
  • 90-use death's sting salve (SimuCoin Store Utility Items)
  • a hollow metal exoskeleton (Special Item)
  • a patent of nobility (Special Item)

The exoskeleton and patent will be character attuned to the character that REDEEMs this tourney vault.

The special items expire after the run they were purchased at. This tourney vault has a purchase date of Fri Apr 19 14:07:16 ET 2024. You may only redeem one per run while the event is active.

Coolrule2

A gnome barely concealed by a shambling zombie costume wanders in...

They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. If that's true, then we have created an item that could make even the most stalwart Vaalorian soldier blush.

New for this year's run of Rumor Woods is the second Flourish to be offered to players: Least Moods! Like Lesser Moods, this flourish can be attached to any weapon, shield, armor, or armor accessory to add ambient messaging based on the item's flare or other abilities. However, since it is a flourish, it does not consume the script or subscript slot, leaving room for more murderous mayhem. It also does not require a GM to apply it - simply redeem the certificate and you're all set!

These certificates will be available in the Starry Lotus' Sunstruck room for 2,500 raikhen when the event launches on Friday!

For more information, click the title link!

Coolrule2

We are!  And so is GM Vanah, who has been working hard to catalog all of these for you on the wiki!  That's right, GM Vanah has provided a list of all the new custom urchin guide options for you on the wiki.

Check them out!

Uchin Guide Movement Messaging Options at Summit Academy

Coolrule2

Every year the tourney produces titles for those that compete.  This year is no different!  The titles are:

Beetle Titles

  • 100 Wins for Beetle: Coppery Scion of the Clattering Wings
  • 500 Wins for Beetle: Clockwork Knight of the Bloodied Scarab
  • Victor Title for Beetle: Gear-worked Engineer of the Ineffable Swarm
  • Loser Title for Beetle (Spider wins): Crushed Gadgeteer of the Sable-stomped Throng

Spider Titles

  • 100 Wins for Spider: Shadowed Leg of the Skittering Spider
  • 500 Wins for Spider: Clockwork Knight of the Sable Arachnid
  • Victor Title for Spider:  Sable-shadowed Inventor of the Clockwork Brood
  • Loser Title for Spider (Beetle wins): Conquered Manipulator of the Clicking Web
Coolrule2
[Rumor Woods] New Mounts! - Webstaff on 04/17/2024

This year at Rumor Woods mechanized wonders wander through the fairgrounds.

Spiders 

  • Common: wolf spider, velvet spider
  • Uncommon: birdeater, huntsman, tarantula
  • Rare: orbweaver

Beetles

  • Common: Dragonspine beetle, giraffe stag beetle
  • Uncommon: longhorn beetle, elephant beetle, goliath beetle
  • Rare: rhinoceros beetle

Donkey, Mules, and Zebra!

For more information, click the title link!

Coolrule2
[Rumor Woods] Touch ups and Revamps - Webstaff on 04/17/2024

Exciting things are happening at Rumor Woods with several favorites getting touch ups or revamps for the new year.  Here are just a few:

Tempered Threads & The Knight Way

  • GM Casil has refreshed Tempered Threads.  There will be two new moods sold this year for Moody Garments: joyfully cheerful (Kaikala) and confident determination (Casil).
  • GM Casil and GM Elysani updated The Knight Way wares to match the tournament theme colors, plus a special Ardenai theme. The seamstress has all new designs to sew onto your surcoats.

What Remains & Container Yourself

  • GM Avaluka has updated Container Yourself to the new theme.  The special bags in here will now have unique interactions that deal with either a beetle or spider
  • GM Thandiwe has updated the enhancive hiders to reflect the new theme as well.
Coolrule2
Eternal Wedding Verbs - Webstaff on 04/15/2024

Starting this Rumor Woods, the Eternal Wedding Verbs will be available for purchase.  You can purchase the wedding verbs alone (a gold-edged certificate) or you can purchase the various wedding packages (Deluxe – a gold-edged ebon marriage license, Choice – a silver-edged ebon marriage license, or Classic – a copper-edged ebon marriage license).

To learn more about the new verbs, visit: Eternal Wedding Verbs

To learn more about the wedding system, visit: Weddings

To discuss the wedding system, visit: Discord Eternal Wedding Discussion

Wiki Announcement: Eternal Wedding Verbs to be released at Rumor Woods

Please Note: These will be available starting Friday, June 19th, at 9pm EDT.

Please give praise to GM Xayle and Vanah for getting these created, as well as their QCer's Isten and Haliste.

Coolrule2
[Rumor Woods] Merited Metals - Webstaff on 04/13/2024

The “I Dream of Geology” series is expanding once again with a new unlock for even more jewelry.  This new tier 4 will provide the following new jewelry: chatelaine, back pendant, ring, band

 

For more information, click the title link or visit one of these locations:

Wiki Announcement 

Discord Discussion 

Coolrule2
[Rumor Woods] Elenesse Atelier - Webstaff on 04/13/2024

Introducing the newest building of the Summit Academy college grounds, Elenesse Atelier is a space where guests can continue their customizing journey by visiting either the scholar or professor that sits in its opposing alcoves.

The Scholar works on cloth, wood, glass, metal, leather, stone, bone, and gemstone items. She has a plethora of designs on offer.

The Professor will take your foraged item and transform it into a necklace, bracelet, ring, earrings, pin, or trinket design.

Additionally, Elenesse Atelier is home to three shops.

Enlightened Pages is a shop run by the Order of the Lumnasi Viragos. It offers its famed Papermaker mechanism, all unlock certificates, as well as some dyes.

Merited Metalworks is a shop fostered by an artisan from Ornath. It offers a variety of gemstones, jeweler’s pliers, toolkits, reticules to house ore, smelters, and unlock certificates for the I Dream of Geology line.

The last shop is called Little Ticker, though we are unable to offer any insight into this at the moment.

Coolrule2

The foraging system had an update today that spand multiple locations and towns.  Roughly 40 new foraged items were added to the system.  To see the full list click on the title link.

Coolrule2
[Update] The Papermaker - Webstaff on 04/12/2024

The Papermaker has had a few updates ranging from increased ingredient capacity, new nouns, and new articles.  Click the title link for more information!

Coolrule2
New CLAIM GIFT and EVENT Available - Webstaff on 04/12/2024

CLAIM reward and breaking over 1,100 characters logged in reward is now available!  They will both be available for roughly 8 days as of this announcement (4/19 at roughly 11:30pm ET)!  See CLAIM INFO for details!


GIFT: Contains a single use green orb (account attuned) a page good for 3 days of +50% base exp boost (character attuned), 10 green pills, 10 blue pills, a Lumnis schedule, and a stability contract.  This is free to subscribers.

EVENT: Contains a single use blue orb (account attuned) a page good for 3 days of +50% base exp boost (character attuned), 10 green pills, 10 blue pills, a Lumnis schedule, and a stability contract.  Cost is 3,333,333 silver and you must be a subscriber.


The page (a torn page written in a foreign language) is similar to the golden scroll, but good for 3 days and for +50% (1.5x) base exp.  The page is set to expire June 1st at 1am ET.  It is character attuned to the character that uses CLAIM (unlike the exp orb that is account attuned).  You may only have one active at a time.  EXP has also been updated to let you know how much of a bonus you're getting.  Expiration is not current visible, but may be in a future update.

Coolrule2
Dhe'nar Lexicon Added* - Webstaff on 04/11/2024

In a similar vein to the other lexicons, the Dhe'nar Lexicon has been added to the wiki.  This pulls together all words in Dhe'narsi released in official documentation.  It can be found at Dhe'nar Lexicon.

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