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Ebon Gate 2015 Shop List

Duplicity's Wheel Game in the Skeptic, Retreat, Friday 10/30 9pm for 25 people
Instance Opening Date Closing Date Merchanting Dates
Prime October 16th @ 9pm October 30th @ 11:59pm October 23 @ 9pm - October 30 @ ?pm
Platinum October 16th @ 9pm October 30th @ 11:59pm October 16 @ 9pm - October 23 @ 8:59pm
Shattered October 16th @ 9pm October 30th @ 11:59pm Possible after October
  • Costume contest
Plat - 10/18 at 7 PM ET
Prime - 10/25 at 7 PM ET
  • "Live games" take place during the non-merchanting week for both Prime and Plat and include:
    • Bubbling Brews
    • Sing Me an Epitaph
    • Avoid the Noose
    • Dismember Me Fondly
    • Swamp Scatter
    • Entrail Toss

The Necropolis, Digging, the Midway games, and other assorted fun (Archery / Hurling range, Trick or Treat, etc.) will open at 9 PM Eastern on 10/23/2015 for Prime. They will be open for the full duration for Platinum.

Resources

Announced Raffles (Prime)

Weekday Date Time Service/Item Room Name Lich #
Friday 10/23 10:00 PM Fully unlocked Magic Pot
Saturday 10/24 2:30 PM Ethereal tattoo weapon Wounded for Wear Room 24350
Saturday 10/24 3:00 PM Bottomless Custom Cobbling Dye Come to Heel, Reception Room 22514
Saturday 10/24 5:00 PM Upgrade instrument to master quality Instrumental Interlude Room 20368, search entrance
Saturday 10/24 5:00 PM Fully unlocked Arkati Box Go Figure Room 22496
Saturday 10/24 8:00 PM A Fully Groomed Hedgehog Pet Eye of the Hawk Room 21471
Sunday 10/25 11:30 AM A Custom Unlimited Lipgloss Pucker Upk Room 22594
Sunday 10/25 12:00 PM Bow Sighting (max of level = Sephir) Eye of the Hawk Room 21499, go mist (archer only)
Sunday 10/25 12:30 PM Tier 3 unlocked petticoat Act of Neutrality, Sitting Room Room 22583
Sunday 10/25 1:00 PM Forged weapon enchanting
Sunday 10/25 2:00 PM Fully unlocked Stufimals Wild Things, Euphoria Room 24123
Sunday 10/25 5:10 PM Unlimited Flaring Fletching Razor Eye of the Hawk Room 21499
Sunday 10/25 6:00 PM A Metallic Egg Untamed Mess Room 22488
Sunday 10/25 8:00 PM Adding a Flare to an Item A Fine Line Between Room 21457
Sunday 10/25 9:00 PM One of Three Fully Unlocked Coats Boil and Toil Room 21508
Sunday 10/25 10:00 PM Fully unlocked Magic Pot The Hairy Potter Room 22525
Monday 10/26 6:59 PM Forehead Gem Blackshire Emporium Room 22625
Monday 10/26 9:30 PM A silvery grey eonake katar (4x Sanc) Barroom Brawl, bunkroom Room 24201
Tuesday 10/27 6:30 PM Fully unlocked shop items The Coventry Room 24279
Friday 10/30 6:00 PM Fully unlocked Stufimals

Storyline Schedule

EG 2015 Storyline - Scaled to Perfection

PLATINUM
  • Monday, 10/19, 10:00 PM - ACT 1
  • Tuesday, 10/20, 10:00 PM - ACT 2
  • Wednesday, 10/21, 10:00 PM - FINALE (You must be present at this to receive this year's prize.)
  • Thursday, 10/22, 10:00 PM - EPILOGUE (You will redeem your prize on this evening.)
PRIME
  • Monday, 10/26, 10:00 PM - ACT 1
  • Tuesday, 10/27, 10:00 PM - ACT 2
  • Wednesday, 10/28, 10:00 PM - FINALE (You must be present at this to receive this year's gift.)
  • Thursday, 10/29, 10:00 PM - EPILOGUE (You will redeem your gift on this evening.)

NOTE: The ability to select a gift on the 22nd/29th BEGINS at that time and will remain available through the end of EG, so if you can't get there on the evening of the the Epilogue, you can do so sometime before the end of the festival.

GHOUL Schedule

PLATINUM
  • Friday Oct 16 at 10pm Elven (with a special guest host!)
  • Saturday Oct 17 at 3pm Elven
  • Sunday Oct 18 at 9pm Elven
  • Tuesday Oct 20 at 8pm Elven
  • Thursday Oct 22 at 12pm Elven and 8pm Elven
PRIME
  • Friday Oct 23 at 10pm Elven
  • Saturday Oct 24 at 3pm Elven (with a special guest host!)
  • Sunday Oct 25 at 3pm Elven
  • Monday Oct 26 at 8pm Elven
  • Tuesday Oct 27 at 8pm Elven
  • Wednesday Oct 28 at 8pm Elven
  • Thursday 10/29 start in the early afternoon and keep going until Zythica runs out of prizes or we all get sick of each other.
SHATTERED
  • Sunday October 25 at 9pm Elven
  • Keep track of the Shattered folder for other possible sessions TBD.

Each session should last at minimum an hour, and no more than two, though Master Boring may stick around afterwards to customize the cards.

Midway Prizes

Changes have been made to the Midway to get rid of junky prizes and replace them with tickets that can be exchanged for more desirable prizes.

In the past, well over 99% of all junk and decent prizes (T2 and T3) ended up in the trash or got pawned. These prizes will be replaced with a small number of Ebon Gate prize tickets, much like real carnivals and arcades. This non-silver currency works like bloodscrip. It will be a physical item that can be REDEEMed to add to a character's total, which can be checked with the TICKET verb. Good prizes (Tier 4) and the unique bin (Tier 5) remain unchanged.

Two new shops have opened on the Midway to take your tickets in exchange for prizes. There are over 100 new prizes to choose from along with some old favorites.

Q&A by GM Tamuz
Q: What are the prizes?
A: Predominately fluff oriented, that was one of our big goals. The prizes are about on par with Good (Tier 4) wins, so nothing crazy. There are some useful items, to be sure, but please don't expect mechanical goods similar to what is available at Duskruin. For example, there are some special Ebon Gate spell preps in the mix, which I've already teased earlier in this topic!
Q: What else can I use my prize tickets for?
A: Besides prizes or getting into the Necropolis? I mean, we'll have shovels for sale...
Q: No really, what else?
A: There won't be an auction with bidding only in tickets, or anything like that. They're meant to be a fun, carnival feel where you spend more silver than you actually get back in prizes.
Q: So there's no reason to stockpile tickets and buy them up like crazy from other festival goers?
A: That's the general idea, unless you really want some of the items from the prize wall!

Live Games Schedule

>fest 2
 ~*~ CONTESTS AND GAMES SCHEDULE ~*~
      * All times in Eastern. *

  FRIDAY    (the 16th and 23rd)
    GHOUL (BINGO)             - Platinum: 10:00pm on 10/16 ~*~  Prime: 10:00pm on 10/23

  SATURDAY  (the 17th and 24th)
    GHOUL (BINGO)             - Platinum: 3:00pm on 10/17  ~*~  Prime: 3:00pm on 10/24

  SUNDAY    (the 18th and 25th)
    Costume Contest           - Platinum: 7:00pm on 10/18  ~*~  Prime: 7:00pm on 10/25
    GHOUL (BINGO)             - Platinum: 9:00pm on 10/18  ~*~  Prime: 3:00pm on 10/25

  MONDAY    (the 19th and 26th)
    Entrail Toss              - Platinum: 5:00pm on 10/26  ~*~  Prime: 5:00pm on 10/19
    Death Dirges              - Platinum: 9:00pm on 10/26  ~*~  Prime: 9:00pm on 10/19
    GHOUL (BINGO)             -                            ~*~  Prime: 8:00pm on 10/26

  TUESDAY   (the 20th and 27th)
    Bubbling Brews            - Platinum: 8:00pm on 10/27  ~*~  Prime: 8:00pm on 10/20
    Dismember Me Fondly       - Platinum: 10:00pm on 10/27 ~*~  Prime: 10:00pm on 10/20
    GHOUL (BINGO)             - Platinum: 8:00pm on 10/20  ~*~  Prime: 8:00pm on 10/27

  WEDNESDAY (the 21st and 28th)
    Avoid the Noose           - Platinum: 8:00pm on 10/28  ~*~  Prime: 8:00pm on 10/21
    Swamp Scatter             - Platinum: 10:00pm on 10/28 ~*~  Prime: 10:00pm on 10/21
    GHOUL (BINGO)             -                            ~*~  Prime: 8:00pm on 10/28

  THURSDAY  (the 22nd and 29th)
    Sing Me an Epitaph        - Platinum: 4:00pm on 10/29  ~*~  Prime: 4:00pm on 10/22
    Storytelling Contest      - Platinum: 9:00pm on 10/29  ~*~  Prime: 9:00pm on 10/22
    GHOUL (BINGO)             - Platinum: 12:00pm and again at 8 pm on 10/22

Teasers

Spell Prep Messages

TOME: Invoking this leather-bound tome will grant you permanent access to a special method of preparing your spells. It will provide the following phrase:

First Person: A swirling cloud of shadow forms around your right hand as you prepare [Spell Name]... Third Person: A swirling cloud of shadow forms around Tamuz's right hand as he prepares a spell... Hidden or Invisible: A swirling cloud of shadow forms in midair.


CODEX: Invoking this torn leather codex will grant you permanent access to a special method of preparing your spells. It will provide the following phrase:

First Person: A thick, shadowy mist pours out of your mouth as you prepare [Spell Name]... Third Person: A thick, shadowy mist pours out of Tamuz's mouth as he prepares a spell... Hidden or Invisible: A thick, shadowy mist pours into the area.


GRIMOIRE:Invoking this black leather grimoire will grant you permanent access to a special method of preparing your spells. It will provide the following phrase:

First Person: Pools of inky shadow form beneath your feet as you prepare [Spell Name]... Third Person: Pools of inky shadow form beneath Tamuz's feet as he prepares a spell... Hidden or Invisible: Pools of inky shadow form on the ground.

Uncommon Rune Teaching

There will be 10 uncommon demon runes available, 9 with no valence restrictions, and only ONE abyran'sa teaching for a character with 100+ Demonology ranks. There are no restrictions for the other runes besides being a sorcerer who can cast Minor Summoning (725).

Tobirum will be somewhere on the Western Walkway at 9:30pm eastern on Monday night.

Fluff Script Swapping

Info provided by GM Tamuz:

This service will let you move a fluff script from one item to a similar item. The donor object will be destroyed in the process. The recipient object must be unscripted. I can do script removal at the time the service is offered. The description of the donor object can be copied onto the recipient object at the time of the service, if you so desire (and it makes sense).

Rules are as follows:

  1. The items must be worn in the same location, if worn.
  2. The recipient object must make sense for the script. While both hairsticks and hairties are worn in the same location, the messaging for a hairtie script would not make sense on hairsticks.
  3. FLUFF SCRIPTS ONLY. If it has combat applications, that is a no go. I have the final determination on what qualifies as a fluff script for the purposes of this service.
  4. I reserve the right to veto any swap.

Cost: 500,000 silver. 1,000,000 silver if the recipient object is enhancive.

Forged Weapon Enchanting

Info provided by GM Tamuz:

There will be 5 services available, 3 of which will ONLY be for people who have a weapon that they have personally forged. Maximum enchant of +40, no weighting over heavy, no combat scripts.