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Update

 

  • The new custom god Ivan has now received all his spells on all servers.
  • The existing /transfer command has been removed.
  • New /transfer command has been added - Everyone now has the chance to switch to the latest deity at any time (including new characters not yet created). Currently, the latest deity is Ivan, once another new deity is added people will have the chance to switch to it but will no longer be able to switch to Ivan.

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Ivan our new god to blame

 

Ivan was always the "Misunderstood One" growing up. Most of the village thought him to be bad luck such that people would rather have broken a mirror while walking under a ladder while a black cat crossed their path than to have anything to do with him. Such an upbringing would devastate any normal person, but not Ivan.

 

As he aged into adulthood, the constant stream of blame never once abated. The last straw was when a farmer was milking his prize heifer. Ivan walked into the stable to fetch his saddle when the heifer was struck down by a shooting star that struck in the center of her head! Luckily, the farmer was unharmed, but the poor heifer was not so fortunate. He went to the Mayor and spoke with the Council, which cried out in a single voice, "WE BLAME IVAN!" Ivan was brought before the Council, and was exiled. The village expected him to perish...

Instead, he flourished.

 

Survival was not easy for him, at first. He learned all that he could, and prayed regularly to Vynora, his Matron. One day while he was just working with wood to make toys for an orphanage filled with children, a passing merchant stopped by his simple hovel and knocked upon his door. He answered the door, and to his dismay, the merchant recognized him. "It's all your fault," the merchant sneered at Ivan. Ivan heaved a heavy sigh and slowly closed the door, and turned towards the altar to Vynora that he carved with his own hands. He looked to the pile of toys that he'd been carving and just piled them all onto the altar, beginning to pray to Vynora to deliver him from this anguish. His eyes closed, his concentration deep, he did not notice the toys start to vanish one by one. Before his prayer was finished, he fell into a deep sleep, caused by Vynora Herself.

 

"Just as you have been loyal to me, so shall I be with you," the disembodied female voice said to him from across still waters. "You have endured the Storms of your life, braved the treacherous Tides of their scorn, and absorbed their blame with acceptance...never once turning angry or bitter towards those who blame you. So, I grant you this, Ivan...their blame shall be your strength. The more they try to harrass you, the stronger shall you become. In time...you will Rise."

Ivan lept to his feet with alarm! What was this voice speaking of? Who was she? It couldn't have been Vynora...could it?

 

He cleared his vision and took note that all of the toys were gone...but within the bowl of the altar rested a dull key that appeared to be made of some sort of crystal. He took this as a sign, and a gift, from Vynora. He fashioned it into a bangle and wore it about his neck. He left his small hovel behind and went to one of the larger settlements to try and start life anew.

 

Time passed, and he was once again blamed for many things that were not his fault. Each time he was blamed or ridiculed, the key that he wore slowly grew brighter, and brighter, until it became so bright it nearly blinded him...even though no one else could see it.

 

He took the key into his hand and the light began to shift from the key into his own flesh, and a voice boomed into his ears, "RISE, IVAN! TO VALREI YOU MUST COME! THEIR BLAME IS YOUR POWER! GATHER YOUR FOLLOWERS AND ASCEND!!"

 

 

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Update

 

  • All deities now have the meat affinity again (e.g. garlic bonus).
  • Fixed a bug causing players to get a ticket notification when they are undergoing a hidden macro monitoring.
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Update

  • Fixed plural names for many different item templates, to make sure missions always show the correct type of item to create.
  • Missions will no longer need to create or sacrifice dragon shoulder pads.
  • Teleport home now works on bridges and floors, in case you end up in a house of madness again.
  • Epic mission buildings will be displayed on the livemaps within the next 24 hours.
  • You can now use the /links command to see who is linked to you or who you are linked to.
  • Fixed a bug causing people with a deity and a lot of faith and favor to lose their items on death.
  • Staff members now automatically use the internal sign-in command on login.
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