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The House Between There and Here

By EM Malachi Over two years ago… From the top of the plateau, an old man looked down at the ruins of his world. A small herd of sickly Torax lizards wandered among the crumbling stones of fallen Morgaelin, watched by a lone shepherd. Though midway through the day, the dim star in the sky gave very little light. Seeing nothing of interest, Mythran muttered to himself and started to limp back to his shack. At the small hut, the mage traced a rune of entry and pushed the worn door inward. Mythran stepped around various mystical traps in the […]


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The Shattered Obelisk – Part II

The Town Crier, issue II What does today’s news have to offer? Time to buy a copy and find out. “Huge Treasure map sale!” the headline shouts. Does this call for a visit to Jhelom provisioner?   Pictured above is the start of a conversation with Al Harrington; the rest of it goes something like this: “You and everyone else! Ever since running that ad we haven’t been able to keep anything in stock, treasure maps especially! Look friend, don’t take this the wrong way but you wouldn’t want to get involved in treasure hunting. Dangerous business you know.” “I […]


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Talking Through Wisps

By EM Malachi Heigel looked around nervously. Suddenly, a window exploded outward, and a smoking rune landed at his feet. The mage shook his head and knocked on the door. When the frustrated mutterings on the other side didn’t acknowledge him, he entered the house. The room was cluttered with books, runes, and random artifacts piled against the walls. The table was covered with dirty dishes and highly toxic reagents. A disheveled mage in blue robes stood at the center of a pentagram. Gilforn didn’t seem to notice him, so Heigel waved at the other mage. Gilforn smiled at him […]


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Hickory Dickory Dock

By EM Malachi A small mouse dreamed in a box of yarn by the inn’s hearth. Sherry was enjoying a most satisfying piece of dream gouda and watching a play she had seen so long ago. The chair was built for a child, and one of the actors had been nice enough to loan her a cushion. She was watching a man smash a paste gem with his prop sword when someone sat in the empty seat beside her. She nodded to the man and continued to watch the soliloquy on stage. After listening for a few moments, the man […]


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Enlightenment

By EM Malachi The path to the lazar house was long and overgrown, and the day was hot. Despite her pale skin, the traveller wore no coverings. It had been decades since the healer had felt the Sun, and she enjoyed the warmth. The ramshackled house was marked with symbols to warn of the pestilence inside. They had laughed at her dire words in the city, but if she could help these unfortunate souls, maybe they would start to believe her. The old woman knocked at the door, and when there was no answer, she pushed it open. When the […]


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The Shattered Obelisk – Part I

The Town Crier, issue I  The City herald has a new task, selling newspapers. Listen to his tale of recent events and buy the newspaper he is selling (context menu)   A tariff reduction to spur trade sounds interesting, an opportunity to boost the coffers of the cities. But what is this?  Perhaps not every reader of the news is an honest trader. Some of the ambushers seem to have interesting items in the inventory, each needing a specific skill to discern its properties. The information thus revealed, however, merely deepens the mystery. What could be their purpose? A daemonic […]


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The Oracle and the Bard

By EM Malachi The moongate opened, and a mage stepped through, carrying a heavy picnic basket with both hands. A few gargoyles in the settlement waved to her, and Mariah put down her basket to wave back. Mariah had taken to visiting Naxatilor every few weeks for tea. While the seer would share Ter Mur delicacies like grilled skree or salmon and thistle tart, the elder gargoyle had developed a sweet tooth for pastries from Moonglow’s bakery. Today, Mariah had also brought along spiced dates from Nujel’m for the two to share as they discussed history and arcane lore. As […]


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Halloween – Treasures of the Sorcerer’s Dungeon

Halloween approaches, the Sorcerer’s Dungeon has been taken over by the Pumpkin King and his henchmen. Following a similar formula to the two previous Halloween Events, Treasures of Doom and Treasures of the Kotl City, a researcher has stationed himself outside the dungeon. This kindly scientist will tithe gold for adventuring chivalrous knights, lock karma and restore life to distressed ghosts. Artifacts of Enchanted Origin will appear in adventurers’ packs as they battle the inhabitants of the dungeon and the researcher will exchange these for a variety of items in his inventory: Jack’s Bag of Tricks Cost 75 artifacts Usable […]


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Publish 98

First TC1 Release – 7/24/2017 2nd TC1 Release – 7/26/2017 Origin, Izumo & Baja Release – 8/8/2017 World Wide Release 98.1 – 8/15/2017 World Wide Release 98.2 – 10/17/2017 Publish 98.2   Veteran Rewards 4 Year – Monster Statuettes that play a sound when locked down and activated within a house, Stratos Hydros Pyros Lithos 7 Year – Enchanted Writing Desk House addon crafting power tool for Inscription that allows up to 5000 charges to be stored.  Animation can be toggled on and off via item context menu. 10 Year – Koi Pond Animated house addon available in three sizes […]