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Duskruin Arena will begin Friday, August 12th at 9pm Eastern.

SHOP LISTING MOVED TO Bloodriven Village.

Duskruin News & Teasers, Duskruin Primer, August Treasure Trove and High End Scrip Shop Listings
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Duskruin Arena premiered in 2015 as the first "unattended" pay quest, meaning no GM intervention was required to start the quest. Players purchased entry from the SimuCoin Store for 100 SimuCoins. The event is free to watch. Since its inception, Duskruin has expanded beyond the initial single-person arena battles and sewer explorations to include team battles, endless battles, and the Bank Heist.
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Run Dates

Date Offerings Shop Listings HESS List Trove List Saved posts
August 12-31, 2022 Arena, sewers, bank heist Shop List, part 1
Shop List, part 2
Hess List Trove List Saved posts
For a list of previous run dates, shop lists (including HESS), Treasure Trove Lists, and saved posts, click here.
Dates Offerings Shop Listings HESS List Trove List Saved posts
February 11-28, 2022 Arena, sewers, bank heist Shop List HESS List Trove List Saved posts
August 13-31, 2021 Arena, sewers, bank heist Shop List HESS List Trove List Saved posts
February 12-28, 2021 Arena, sewers, bank heist Shop List, part 1
Shop List, part 2
HESS List Trove List Saved posts
August 14-30, 2020 Arena, sewers, bank heist Shop List HESS List Trove List Saved posts
February 8-25, 2020 Arena, sewers, bank heist Shop List HESS List Trove List Saved posts
August 9-25, 2019 Arena, sewers, bank heist Shop List HESS List Trove List Saved posts
February 15-March 3, 2019 Arena, sewers, bank heist Shop List HESS List - Saved posts
December 14-25, 2018 Arena, sewers, bank heist Shop List HESS List Trove List Saved posts
June 15-July 4, 2018 Arena, sewers, bank heist Shop List HESS List - Saved posts
February 16-25, 2018 Digging & sewers Shop List HESS List - Saved posts
August 18-30, 2017 Arena, Sewers Shop List HESS List - Saved posts
April 21-30, 2017 Arena, Sewers Shop List HESS List - Saved posts
December 2-11, 2016 Digging - - - Saved posts
August 26-September 5, 2016 Arena, Sewers Shop List HESS List - Saved posts
June 17-26, 2016 Digging - - - Saved posts
April 22-May 1, 2016 Arena, Sewers Shop List HESS List - Saved posts
March 6, 2016 Shopping only Shop List - - Saved posts
August 21-30, 2015 Arena, Sewers Shop List Prize List - Saved posts
July 24-August 2, 2015 Arena, Sewers Shop List - - Saved posts
May 1-15, 2015 Arena, Sewers Shop List - - Saved posts
March 20-31, 2015 (Inaugural) Arena, Sewers Shop List - - Saved posts

Release Announcement

Tucked away in seclusion near the Locksmehr River is place known as Bloodriven Village. Notorious to bandits, outlaws, and ruffians to congregate and do business. Located underground from the village, the infamous Duskruin Arena is a place of blood sports among the brave. Earn special scrip to buy a wealth of prizes. Many new items will be debuted at Bloodriven Village, such as scarring razors, pet rats, whisper cloaks, garrote knives, nerve staves, and much more! Be sure to stop out and view the interesting locales and people of Bloodriven Village!

Rumor has it, some couriers who smuggled goods and combatants into the village were ransacked. They were carrying coin pouches with bloodscrip and dueling slips, as well as simple handbills, to deliver to known fences around Elanthia. Be on the look out to find them in treasure chests while you hunt!

Areas to Play

  • Duskruin Arena - The namesake of this event. Battle it out against various creatures by yourself or with a group. Solo challengers can attempt to go the distance with with Duskruin Endless.
  • Bloodriven Sewers - Not a fan of combat? Visit the sewers and search through the sluice for bloodscrip, flat etched stones, or various other items. With luck, a sewer scavenger may find a pet rat among the refuse.
  • Bank Heist - Added in 2018, the Bank Heist offers bloodscrip prizes, and is where players can get the pieces necessary to create a Bag of Holding.
  • Celestial Temple - Former home of the Duskruin Dig. This now serves as the site for players to join all the moonshard moons with the four-ringed metal pendant to create a MoonShard pendant. That's not all, though. Be sure to check out the caverns below for walls with secret songs, and follow the pathway towards the Demon Arena to find a special dodecahedron.

Features

Currency

The featured currency for Duskruin Arena is bloodscrip which is used to purchase goods and services from the various shops, including the HESS and WPS smithy. It can be found in the sewers and earned through arena bouts or participation in the bank heist.

Shopping

  • Bloodriven Village - Bloodriven Village shops feature various exclusive items and finds, including Animalistic Spirit items, Cursed Armor, and more.
  • HESS - Duskruin Arena offers the High End Scrip Shop, a shop that offers certificates to improve items or get your hands on rare items or ores.
  • Treasure Trove - First introduced at Duskruin, the Treasure Trove raffles off a chance at unique wins. Players can enter using raffle tokens won at the Arena or found in the sewers or Bank Heist.

WPS

Players can visit the WPS smithy with an invitation to add weighting, padding, or sighting to their weapons or armor.

Bloodforge

Have ores from automatons fought in the arena? Visit the Bloodforge to transmute the metal, and thus the color, of a MoonShard pendant.

Blacksmith

Visit the Blacksmith for a chance at uncommon and rare slabs of metal for forging.

Additional Information

Refund Policy

Posted by GM Thandiwe on the official Discord.

Below is a list of the rules for refunds that were given to the players:

We are updating the refund policy on item and service purchases at Duskruin.

Our refund fee will be 10% flat from now on. We're also tightening the timelines here. HESS purchases can only be refunded within 24 hours of the service being applied.

Here is a list of other refunds.

No refunds beyond 24 hours after general purchases. No fee on purchases made within 24-hours that are a mistake.
No refunds on items purchased during previous runs. This has always been the policy, just repeating it.
No refunds on Mania or Trove items. This includes refunds on other items because of your Mania/Trove win.
No refunds on WPS services. If you make a mistake on type, please ASSIST.
As long as you ASSIST with the refund request before the 24-hour mark, it is considered within that window.

Pricing

Entry to Duskruin Arena can be gained by purchasing a voucher or booklet of vouchers from the Simucoin store. Entries can be used for the arena, sewers, or bank heist..

Item Simucoin Cost Description Object
Duskruin Arena Entries (250 uses) 25,000 250 entries into Duskruin Arena a sanguine stamped voucher booklet
Duskruin Arena Entries (100 uses) 10,000 100 entries into Duskruin Arena a platinum stamped voucher booklet
Duskruin Arena Entries (50 uses) 5,000 50 entries Duskruin Arena a gold stamped voucher booklet
Duskruin Arena Entries (25 uses) 2,500 25 entries Duskruin Arena a silver stamped voucher booklet
Duskruin Arena Entries (10 uses) 1,000 10 entries into Duskruin Arena a bronze stamped voucher booklet
Duskruin Arena Entries (1 uses) 100 1 entry into Duskruin Arena a parchment stamped voucher

Portal or Travel Info

Travel to Duskruin Arena can be achieved by using QUEST TRANSPORT DUSKRUIN or by utilizing the wagons at the locations listed below:

Town Transport Departs From:
Wehnimer's Landing Town Square, Southeast
Icemule Trace South Barbican, Gate
Ta'Illistim Ta'Illistim, City Gate
Ta'Vaalor Entrance to Ravelin
Teras Isle Copper Avenue, West Docks
River's Rest River's Rest, Underbridge

Quest Info

A quick summary of the event can be pulled up by typing QUEST HELP DUSKRUIN.

Titles

Participants may qualify for various titles depending on activity and threshold completed.

To view the lists of potential titles, click here.
Arena Titles 
Title Type Requirement
Arena Combatant Prename 100 Arena Wins
Arena Champion Prename 500 Arena Wins
Arena Hero/Heroine Prename 1,000 Perfect Arena Wins
Arena Leader Prename 500 Group Arena Wins (do not need to be leading group)
Arena Contender Prename 26 Endless Rounds
Arena Conqueror Prename 100 Endless Rounds and 500,000 kills
Arena Icon Prename 150 Endless Rounds and 10,000 Perfect Wins
Arena Challenger Prename Legacy Endless Round 100
Arena Worshipper Prename 10,000 Prayers
Arena Occultist Prename Spawn Demon by PRAYing (valid only for player that PRAYed)
Combatant of Duskruin Arena Postname 25 Arena Entries
Gladiator of Duskruin Arena Postname 100 Arena Entries
Hero/Heroine of Duskruin Arena Postname 250 Perfect Wins
Champion of Duskruin Arena Postname 100 Arena Wins
Grand Champion of Duskruin Arena Postname 1,000 Perfect Wins
Flawless Champion of Duskruin Arena Postname 1,000 Perfect Wins (deaths/surrenders must remain < 1% of arena entries)
Combatant of Perpetuity Postname Legacy Endless Round 26
Abiding Champion of Duskruin Arena Postname Legacy Endless Round 100
Heroic Tactician Postname 25,000 Entries and 500 Perfect Wins
Bloodriven Brute Postname 10,000 Arena Kills
Merciless Executioner Postname 50,000 Arena Kills
Companion of Duskruin Arena Postname 100 Group Arena Wins
Blood Ally of Duskruin Arena Postname 250 Group Arena Wins
Whirlwind of Duskruin Arena Postname Complete Solo Arena Run Under 200 Seconds
Fleetfooted Legion Postname Complete Group Arena Run Under 250 Seconds
Cowardly Adventurer Postname 100 surrenders
Prey of the Sands Postname 25 deaths
Endless Champion of Duskruin Arena Postname 100 Endless Rounds
Infinite Champion of Duskruin Arena Postname 125 Endless Rounds and lasting 30 minutes
Eternal Juggernaut Postname 150 Endless Rounds and 25,000 wins
Unsurpassable Titan Postname 150 Endless Rounds and 25,000 perfect wins (deaths/surrenders must remain < 1% of arena entries)
Relentless Vanquisher Postname 1,000,000 kills
Sewer Titles
Title Type Requirement
Sewer Scamp Prename 1,000 Sewer Entries
Tunnel Sweeper of Bloodriven Village Postname 100 Sewer Entries
Bloodriven Sewer Runner Postname 500 Sewer Entries
Rat Catcher of Bloodriven Village Postname 1 Rat Caught
Rat Collector Postname 10 Rats Caught
Bank Heist Titles
Title Type Requirement
Smuggler of Bloodriven Village Postname 25 Caches Found
Recruit of the Silent Investors Postname 25 Bank Heist Entries as the Silent Investors
Marauder of the Silent Investors Postname 100 Bank Heist Entries as the Silent Investors
Militant of the Silent Investors Postname 250 Bank Heist Entries as the Silent Investors
Partner of the Silent Investors Postname 10,000 Bank Heist Entries as the Silent Investors
Associate of the Poisoned Heretics Postname 25 Bank Heist Entries as the Poisoned Heretics
Assassin of the Poisoned Heretics Postname 100 Bank Heist Entries as the Poisoned Heretics
Silencer of the Poisoned Heretics Postname 250 Bank Heist Entries as the Poisoned Heretics
Plague Eagle of the Poisoned Heretics Postname 10000 Bank Heist Entries as the Poisoned Heretics
Burglar of the Ophidian Cabal Postname 25 Bank Heist Entries as the Ophidian Cabal
Bandit of the Ophidian Cabal Postname 100 Bank Heist Entries as the Ophidian Cabal
Shadowfoot of the Ophidian Cabal Postname 250 Bank Heist Entries as the Ophidian Cabal
Bloody Asp of the Ophidian Cabal Postname 10,000 Bank Heist Entries as the Ophidian Cabal

Notable NPCs

Verbs

To view verbs relating to Duskruin Arena and their use, click here.

DUSKRUIN

ARENA USAGE:
You are currently set to do the STANDARD arena when joining a solo match.  Information on STATS for Duskruin Arena can be found EVENT STATS DUSKRUIN.

Arena Type:
    DUSKRUIN STANDARD Mode: Participate in the Standard Arena for 25 rounds.
    DUSKRUIN ENDLESS Mode: Participate in the Endless Arena, and go for as long as you can!

DUSKRUIN STATS:
    View your participation stats with EVENT STATS DUSKRUIN.

HESS CERTIFICATE USAGE:
    DUSKRUIN VIEW CHARACTER to see HESS Certificate activity for (character name) (if applicable).
    DUSKRUIN VIEW ACCOUNT to see HESS Certificate activity for account (account name) (if applicable).

    DUSKRUIN VIEW EVENT to see valid Event IDs for Duskruin Arena.
    DUSKRUIN VIEW SERVICE LIST to see a list of HESS certificates.
    DUSKRUIN CHANGE SERVICE LIST to see a list of HESS certificates.

UPDATE HESS WORK ORDER DETAILS:
    DUSKRUIN UPDATE {work order #} {new details here}

EVENT STATS

Be sure to use the modifier DUSKRUIN to view Duskruin statistics.

>event stats duskruin
              Duskruin Data
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  Arena Entries:                     0
  Arena Kills:                       0
  Arena Wins:                        0
  Arena Perfect Wins:                0
  Arena Surrenders:                  0
  Arena Deaths:                      0
  Last Solo Time:                    -
  Fastest Solo Time:                 -

  Team Matches:                      0
  Team Wins:                         0
  Last Team Time:                    -
  Fastest Team Time:                 -

  Sewer Entries:                     0
  Sewer Rats Found:                  0
  Bandit Caches Found:               0

  Silent Investor Entries:           0
  Poisoned Heretics Entries:         0
  Ophidian Cabal Entries:            0

  Smithy Invite Acquired:          [Yes/No]

QUEST

Be sure to use the modifier DUSKRUIN.

HELP
TRANSPORT
>quest transport
TRANSPORT
 Transports you to the designated event or quest.
 Please note that you may need to purchase entry and the event or must be running.

 USAGE - QUEST TRANSPORT {NAME}
    Sample Usage: Quest Transport summit

  SUMMIT - Summit Academy Entrance
  DUSKRUIN - Bloodriven Village Entrance
  DELIRIUM - Delirium Manor Entrance
  EBON - Ebon Gate Entrance
  RINGS - Rings of Lumnis Entrance

TownCrier Articles

Duskruin Lore: A Murder Mystery

Background lore to Duskruin, as written by PM Wyrom and performed as part of a murder mystery. (See Saved posts).

Last Duskruin, we had an Albatross cruise prize at "mini mania" and the winner, Dhairn, asked for a murder mystery dinner instead of Dragon Bones. Since I don't get to dabble too often in storylines, I felt it was a good chance to push some Duskruin lore into the game. Dhairn and his invited guests got to play along and/or enjoy a session packed with merchants. That concluded last week, but we'd like to share the story with everyone.

First, some background. Bloodriven Village is on the banks of the Locksmehr River very close to Zul Logoth. Bloodriven Village gets its name from ur-barath, an oily red stone that loosely translates to red rivulet. Over the years, the area was nicknamed the Blood Ravine due to the abundance of these stones, and eventually further bastardized to Bloodriven. A group of bandits set up camp at this location and eventually established a village. The bandits discover the arena and a group would eventually form from within named the Silent Investors. They begin introducing bloodscrip as the currency of this domain and decide there is more success than life as a bandit in these parts. This causes the rise of the Poisoned Heretics, a group of assassins that wish to eliminate the Silent Investors. The remaining bandits are the Ophidian Cabal, who just wish to ransack the village. The Ophidian Cabal begins robbing the bank, causing the Silent Investors to mobilize a group of mercs to take the thieves out, but in their mission, the Poisoned Heretics are assassinating them. This is current situation and what is known about the area (i.e. The Bank Heist). Each faction has a secret hideout in Bloodriven Village, which the other factions don't know about.

The Silent Investors send an aristocrat to rent the Albatross, sending the normal staff away for the evening and bringing his own private group in. The armed guard who usually monitor the Albstross were also dismissed. When Dhairn and his guests arrive, they are invited to the Merchant Nook to go get work done. Nothing else was explained. At this point, adventurers could get some merchant work or visit the ship. Anyone that has been on the Albatross knows, but there is a bar, a buffet, a ballroom, an assortment of games, private rooms, shops, and places for the workers.

Outside the merchants (which were all individual GameMasters), there were the following people (creature-like NPCs) the aristocrat, a bartender, a barmaid, a guest, a drifter, a controller (worker), the captain, and a merchant. Each of them had clues depending on the progression of the cruise.

Act I: A scream is heard, and the aristocrat is found dead. He has puncture wounds on his arms and his throat is slit. At this point, everyone can be DESCRIBED and has a clue attached to them. Each of the people also will answer questions. The bartender had an ice pick and claimed to not have gone anywhere. The guest had a knife and said the bartender seemed shady. The barmaid was scared and said the bartender stayed put.
The drifter had a glint of metal and was in the cigar shop. The merchant had a phial and was sea sick. The captain had a key. The controller was working.

Act II: Another scream is heard, and the barmaid is found dead. Has puncture wounds on her face and a slit throat. Bartender's ice pick is now missing. Guest's knife is now missing. Merchant's phial is now missing. Captain's key is now missing. Guest still points to the bartender. Ice pick, phial, and an avian skull can all be found at this point. Those keyed into Duskruin shops and lore know the avian skull is a symbol of the Silent Investors and the phial is a symbol of the Poisoned Heretics. Ice pick is bloodstained when found. Drifter admits he's part of the Ophidian Cabal and is looking for a mysterious gem, seeks help from the adventurers to find it and return it to him.

Act III: Yet another scream, and the controller is dead. Stabbed in the back and a slit throat. The way to the controller is locked. Key, knife, gem (bloodjewel), and misericord can now be found. The key can open the hatchway, but is never found by the group. Drifter helps unlock but then runs off. Captain brings Albatross back into the harbor and gets the constable. Adventurers are to use clues to make an accusation.

Dhairn's group did great, but were unable to find the killer. His group missed finding the merchant and captain during Act I, which had key clues. During Act III, one of the group members did find the killer, but helped them escape. Dhairn's group did find the gem, but never gave it to the drifter. A misericord was also recovered by the dead controller that, in Elven, read "Plague Eagle's Talon." The two smoking guns were the misericord and phial, but the phial was never recovered.

After the Albatross cruise, there was some closure for anyone that looked. The guest jumped over board and drowned. Sad. The drifter waited for the adventurers at the Coastal Cliffs like he requested, but they never showed, and he was murdered. The bartender was also killed on the ship before it left. All the bodies (outside the bartender) could be located until yesterday (9/30/20) around Wehinmer's Landing.

There were multiple endings and a few decoy murder weapons that could have got anyone arrested. All the NPCs could be attacked and killed by players.

Credits:

 NPCs: Wyrom
 Murder Mystery Story: Wyrom
 Wilkes: Avaluka
 Oirisu: Elysani
 Ashiker: Naiken
 Franklie: Tivvy
 Thistlie: Quilic
 Kleia: Xayle

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