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Initially released during the April 2016 Duskruin Arena, this pendant acts like a glamour crystal when used. The pendant itself is useless without the accompanying moon shards found only in the sewers. During the August 2016 run, a new feature was added with bloodrunes that add an additional description to the glamoured affect.

Pendant

Upon placing the four completed miniature moons into a four-ringed metal pendant, it will randomly transform into a moon-filled pendant with one of fifteen possible metals, and is a fully functioning glamour crystal. The metal dictates the color of the haze for the glamour, as well as the base and show description of the pendant.

LOOK

Long strands of silver and <metal> have been twisted together in a double rope pattern to create a sturdy, but elegant, neckchain.  Four unembellished rings situated side-by-side dangle from the centermost point of the metal strands.  All four rings contain a small glowing sphere that appears to spin slowly.
COMMON
METAL HAZE
EAHNOR Deep crimson
EONAKE Shimmering silver grey
FAENOR Incandescent green
GOLVERN Radiant golden
GORNAR Faint golden brown
IMFLASS Silvery blue-green
KELYN Iridescent dark green
METAL (default) Celestial blue
MITHGLIN Dark blue-black
MITHRIL Blue-tinged grey
VEIL IRON Shadowy black
VENIOM Silver-flecked light azure
VULTITE Pale blue-grey
RARE
METAL HAZE
ALEXANDRITE Warm purple
BLACK ORA Sinister black
KRODERA Distorted silvery blue
URGLAES Swirling black
WHITE ORA Ethereal white

Loresong

After the first few words of your song leave your mouth, your ears go deaf and your vision falls black.  Your lips continue to move, but you hear nothing at all, not even your own voice.
Scenery unfolds around you, and you find yourself standing at the base of the DragonSpine Mountains in front of a thin section of the Locksmehr River.  The water has a faint tinge of red, and you notice something protruding from its bank.  You kneel down and scoop up an oily stone, gazing curiously at its crimson-laced porous surface.  In an unfamiliar gravelly voice, you murmur, "The Gods have answered, and they now share with us this gift from the blood ravine."
Your breathing slows and your muscles tighten to a point of paralysis.  Time seems to speed up as if hundreds of years were passing before your eyes while you remain unable to move.  The moons rise and fall in the sky, and hundreds of men and women visit the water's edge only to leave with sacks full of the red flint-like substance.  With a blink, time slows and you feel your breathing return to normal as your muscles relax.
You glance down to see a dried river bed, and your hand is empty, no longer holding the treasured ur-barath stone.

You continue to sing, but you remain unable to hear your own words.  Your surroundings are unfamiliar.
Three participants clothed in ripped cloth and bloodied armor stand before you, their heads bowed in respect.  Hundreds of spectators cheer eagerly as they await your confirmation of the triumphant combatants.  You glance down and take note of three silver and kelyn pendants in your hand, each filled with four miniature moons.  You silently approach the trio, and in a methodical and practiced production, drape a pendant around each participant's neck.  The winners fall to their knees as you recite, "Your physical prowess has proven you worthy of this gift from our Gods.  Wear it with pride in remembrance of this day...the day you became a true Champion!"  The rest of your words are drowned out by the cheering crowds who follow the victors out of the arena and toward a great temple.
Black clouds of dust obscure your vision, and all sounds cease.  You feel incredibly disoriented.

Words spill across your lips as they've done many times before, but you are still unable to hear your own voice.
A deep ominous rumble echoes in the distance.  The ground begins to tremble and shake violently.  A heavy downpour soaks the terrain.  Suddenly, waves of mud and debris slide across the ground and engulfs the arena.  The ground splits open and swallows the surrounding buildings including the sacred temple, suffocating them in a dark ocean of dust and rubble.
Tiny particles in the air force you to blink rapidly, but you are unable to see.  You shut your eyes tight and rub them with clenched fists, sandy grit scraping across your cornea.  You scream out in pain, but are unable to hear your own cries.  Darkness surrounds you.

As the sting in your eyes dissipates, you open your eyes to see an area - empty, overgrown, and with little sign of life.  You struggle to bring yourself back to the present.
Standing before the devastated lands, time once again hastens and your body becomes immobilized.  Bandits flood the area, structures rise from the ground, smoke billows into the sky -- signs that life has returned to the once ruined land at the blood ravine.  Laying atop a small dirt mound, a tiny chunk of ur-barath lies in wait.  You try to reach toward the stone, but are still unable to move.  With your last bit of energy, you open your mouth and speak, in the same unfamiliar and gravelly voice, "Bloodriven..."
With a weak gasp for air, you collapse onto the ground, exhausted.
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Analyze

You analyze your white ora pendant and sense that the item cannot be altered in any way.

The creator has also provided the following information:

This white ora pendant cannot be altered in any way.  It will hold miniature moons created from individual pieces found in Bloodriven Village, Duskruin.  You curently have 4 moons attached to your pendant.

USAGE: COVER (turn feature off), EXHALE, FIDGET, PROD, RAISE, RUB, and SHAKE

Since your pendant is unlocked, it can alter your LOOK description.  When worn, you can RUB the pendant to activate this ability, and PROD to change what others will see when they look at you.

Through a ethereal white haze, you see a/an <race> Champion of <Duskruin/Deity> with <complexion> skin and <eye characteristic, if applicable> <eye color> eyes.

Use PROD to toggle between "Duskruin" and <your attuned deity>.  Note that this pendant will not be accepted as alter fodder.

You get no sense of whether or not the pendant may be further lightened.

Verb Traps

VERB FIRST THIRD
COVER
(Glamour not active)
You sense that the pendant's magic is already subdued. If you want to activate it again, RUB it. N/A
COVER
(Glamour active)
You cover all four encircled moons on your white ora pendant with your palm. An ethereal white haze surrounding you fades. XXX covers her white ora pendant with her palm, and an ethereal white haze surrounding her form fades.
EXHALE Drawing the white ora pendant to your mouth, you blow against the quartet of miniature moons. A soft whirring sound resonates through the air. Drawing her white ora pendant to her mouth, XXX blows against the pendant's encircled miniature moons. A soft whirring sound resonates through the air.
FIDGET You fiddle distractedly with the miniature moons on your pendant, spinning each within its casing. XXX fiddles distractedly with some miniature moons on her pendant, spinning each within its casing.
PROD You adjust the casing surrounding each of the moons on your white ora pendant. It is now aligned with the arena setting. XXX adjusts her white ora pendant and rearranges the placement of its moons.
RAISE Tugging lightly, you slide the moon-filled pendant back and forth along its chain. A faint dark grey orb materializes above your head, spinning for a moment before the image fades. XXX tugs lightly against her moon-filled pendant, sliding it back and forth along its chain. A faint dark grey orb materializes above her head and spins for a moment before the image fades.
RUB
(Glamour not active)
Making sure to cover all four moons, you position your palm against your white ora pendant and quickly snap your hand back, causing each moon to spin within its casing. An ethereal white haze radiates outward from beneath your hand and blankets you in its light. XXX positions her hand over her white ora pendant and quickly snaps her hand back, causing some moons to spin within their casing. An ethereal white haze radiates outward from beneath her hand and blankets her in its light.
RUB
(Glamour active)
The celestial moon pendant's effect is already activated. N/A
SHAKE You grasp the pendant between your fingers and shake gently. As four miniature moons begin to rotate within their encasing, your vision distorts briefly. XXX grasps her pendant between her fingers and shakes it gently. As some miniature moons begin to rotate within their encasing, her pupils transform into white orbs and then return to normal.
LOOK
(Glamour active)
Through an ethereal white haze, you see an elven Champion of Gosaena with pale as parchment skin and large, owlish gentian blue eyes. Through an ethereal white haze, you see an elven Champion of Duskruin Arena with pale as parchment skin and large, owlish gentian blue eyes.
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MoonShards

MoonShards originated at Duskruin Arena in April 2016. MoonShards were found in the sewers, and pendants were found in Arena prize packages. The MoonShards need to be BUNDLEd with appropriate matching MoonShards to create one of four miniature moons. They change from cluster, sphere, moon with each combination and are all a different color for the bundles. The old dwarven archaeologist inside the Underground Temple in the Duskruin Arena accepted MoonShards (8-20 BS), extra completed moons (40-120 BS), pendants (?) and completed pendants (10k BS) in exchange for bloodscrip.

Liabo (white)
  1. a jagged white sunstone shard
  2. a broken white opal sphere
  3. a white dreamstone sliver
  4. a thin platinum strip
Lornon (dark grey)
  1. a black opal fragment
  2. a blood red garnet chunk
  3. a coarse grey moonstone shard
  4. a thin iron strip
Tilaok (fire-hued)
  1. a cracked ur-barath stone
  2. a broken fire opal chunk
  3. a splintered fire agate shard
  4. a thin kakore strip
Makiri (golden)
  1. a lopsided golden moonstone sphere
  2. a sharp golden topaz shard
  3. a golden glimaerstone nugget
  4. a reticulated crystal-edged golvern segment

Analyze

You analyze your Liabo moon and sense that the item cannot be altered in any way.

The creator has also provided the following information:
You have successfully combined all the items necessary to craft a miniature Liabo moon!  You can either keep this finished item, or you can use it in conjunction with the pendant found on the Duskruin grounds.

Usage: SPIN and TOSS

You get no sense of whether or not the moon may be further lightened.

Verb Traps

VERB FIRST THIRD
SPIN You deftly balance the miniature <name> moon on the tip of your forefinger and with the opposite hand, spin it gently. <Colored> radiate outward for the duration of the sphere's rotations and dissipate as the ball ceases spinning and falls into your hand. XXX deftly balances his miniature Tilaok moon on the tip of his forefinger and with his other hand, spins it gently. <Colored> sparks radiate outward for the duration of the sphere's rotations and dissipate as the ball ceases spinning and falls into his hand.
TOSS You toss the miniature Liabo moon into the air. It hovers weightlessly for a moment, a tail of white mist in its wake. Slowly, it falls to your waiting hand. XXX tosses his miniature <name> moon into the air. It hovers weightlessly for a moment, a tail of (color) mist in its wake. Slowly, it falls to his waiting hand.
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Bloodrunes

Bloodrunes can be used in conjunction with the Moon-filled Pendant in order alter the appearance of the illusion. Using stones found in the sewers and a chisel, they can be created by carving an ur-barath totem. When a bloodrune is in use, it adds an additional line to the pendant's SHOW description.

LOOK

Long strands of silver and <metal> have been twisted together in a double rope pattern to create a sturdy, but elegant, neckchain.  Four unembellished rings situated side-by-side dangle from the centermost point of the metal strands.  All four rings contain a small glowing sphere that appears to spin slowly.  A bloodrune rests atop the four moons, secured by a luminescent, crimson-hued thread.

Classic

SYMBOL APPEARANCE
A(n) <adjective> look washes over <his/her> face.
^v^ bloodthirsty
OXO enraged
| | | savage
)|( tempestuous
Released April 2017
v-o-v ferocious
X fierce
^w^ menacing
)*( persuasive
- - - serene
|OO| solemn
/ / / troubled
v--v vicious
OoO wild
Released August 2017
O/\O  ???
/o\ melancholy
| oo | tormented
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Divine

SYMBOL APPEARANCE
Interspersed within the dim aura are miniature <item> that float around <him/her>.
**|~~ Aeia white lilies
O--O Amasalen two-headed serpents
^--^ Andelas black cats
=O= Arachne spiders
^~^~^ Charl jade tridents
o|` Cholen music notes
/--\ Eonak iron anvils
)O( Eorgina red flames
(-)(-) Fash'lo'nae slit-pupiled eyes
~o~ Gosaena white feathers
OOO Illoke boulders
\__/ Imaera sheafs of grain
((O)) Ivas wisps of green
O Jastev crystal balls
/v\ Jaston bird feathers
---O Kai clenched fists
.o. Khaarne stones
O-O-O Koar golden crowns
_|_|_ Kuon golden leaves
\ \ Laethe black rose petals
XX Leya ivory-hilted daggers
|-|-|-| Lorminstra golden keys
~-o-o-~ Lumnis tomes
~S~ Luukos green serpents
~(o)~ Marlu six-tentacled stars
|=| Meyno slabs of rock
\ X / Mularos rusted shackles
~~~~ Niima silver dolphins
|^| Oleani hearts
(-o-) Onar white skulls
|*| Phoen brilliant sunbursts
* * * Ronan shimmering stars
O||O Sheru jackal heads
~|-|~ The Huntress eight-pointed stars
*|o Tilamaire yellow treble clefs
|^*| Tonis pegai
/ / Voaris yellow rose petals
)X( Voln white shields
---^ V'tull black scimitars
oOo Zelia grey chariots
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Arcane

First Released August 2017

SYMBOL APPEARANCE
](*)[ Symbology Through a <pendant color> haze, you see a Symbology Arcanist of Bloodriven Village with faintly luminous <eye color> eyes. A whirlwind of books and scrolls churns wildly around her shadowed figure, which is covered in an array of archaic runes.
+ =Y Chaos Through a <pendant color> haze, you see a Chaos Arcanist of Bloodriven Village with faintly luminous <eye color> eyes. Thick black smoke spirals turbulently around his dark figure, which is covered in stylized lubricious streaks of ebon.
|o~o| Elemental Through a <pendant color> haze, you see an Elemental Arcanist of Bloodriven Village with faintly luminous <eye color> eyes. Lightning-streaked violet gloom twists haphazardly around his dark figure, which is covered in constantly sparking lines of electricity.
^`\`/- Supernatural Through a <pendant color> haze, you see a Supernatural Arcanist of Bloodriven Village with faintly luminous <eye color> eyes. A darkly shaded film bends loosely around his dark figure, which is covered in a glaze of misty, elaborately constructed shapes.
,,-,' Anatomical Through a <pendant color> haze, you see an Anatomical Arcanist of Bloodriven Village with faintly luminous <eye color> eyes. Murky golden tendrils wrap possessively around <his/her> shadowed figure, which is covered in rapidly healing and unhealing wounds.
*Oo**% Cosmology Through a <pendant color> haze, you see a Cosmology Arcanist of Bloodriven Village with faintly luminous <eye color> eyes. Streaks of black and golden energy flash violently around his pale figure, which is covered in veins that glow with white light.
X_ _X Death Through a <pendant color> haze, you see a Death Arcanist of Bloodriven Village with faintly luminous <eye color> eyes. Unctuous black locusts flit savagely around <his/her> shadowed figure, which is covered in charred-edged stylized characters.
^-z_ Blood Through a <pendant color> haze, you see a Blood Arcanist of Bloodriven Village with faintly luminous <eye color> eyes. Blood red mist swirls threateningly around <his/her> shadowed figure, which is covered in jagged scars.
~~/~~ Temporal Through a <pendant color> haze, you see a Temporal Arcanist of Bloodriven Village with faintly luminous <eye color> eyes. A veil of visibly distorted air curls closely around <his/her> illuminated figure, which is covered in contorting geometric forms.
o|- Animation Through a <pendant color> haze, you see an Animation Arcanist of Bloodriven Village with faintly luminous <eye color> eyes. A sickly green miasma writhes riotously around <his/her> shadowed figure, which is covered in arabesque patterns framed by an unnatural glow.
~~s* Spirit Through a <pendant color> haze, you see a Spirit Arcanist of Bloodriven Village with faintly luminous <eye color> eyes. A cloud of innocuous white smoke winds lazily around his dark figure, which is covered in long, blood-streaked scratches.
__%=__ Extraplanar - You see an Extraplanar Arcanist of Bloodriven Village with faintly luminous <eye color> eyes. Sparks of gold infuse the deep grey brume that twirls rapidly around <his/her> pale figure, which is covered in burnt skin and scorch marks.
Q__Q Divination Through a <pendant color> haze, you see a Divination Arcanist of Bloodriven Village with faintly luminous <eye color> eyes. Nebulous golden clouds meander aimlessly around <his/her> shadowed figure, which is covered in a spray of glistening dewdrops.
;~-- ~~ Energy Through a <pendant color> haze, you see an Energy Arcanist of Bloodriven Village with faintly luminous <eye color> eyes. Shimmering rainbow light flashes intermittently around his pale figure, which is covered in powdery white arcane lettering.

Mystic

First Released August 2017. The Mystic Bloodrunes will shift periodically and have different descriptions, this is why there may be several descriptions for each Mystic bloodrune.

SYMBOL APPEARANCE
*Oo** Cosmos
Version 1
Lornon
Through a <pendant color> haze, you see <character name> swathed in a shroud of ice-fringed dark moonlight. <His/Her> eyes are pools of swirling grey reminiscent of Lornon's surface. A sickly blood red hue occasionally washes across <his/her skin color>, which is chiseled with mystical runes glowing with power.
Cosmos
Version 2
Makiri?
Through a <pendant color> haze, you see <character name> swathed in a shroud of darkness. <His/Her> eyes are pools of pale golden light reminiscent of starlight. Shifting constellations occasionally ebb and flow across <his/her> ashen skin, which is chiseled with mystical runes glowing with power.
Cosmos
Version 3
Liabo
Through a <pendant color> haze, you see <character> swathed in a shroud of brilliant silvery white moonlight. <His/Her> eyes are pools of pure ivory reminiscent of Liabo's surface. A pale golden glow occasionally washes across <his/her> <skin color> skin, which is chiseled with mystical runes glowing with power.
Cosmos
Version 4
Tilaok
Through a <pendant color> haze, you see <character name> swathed in a shroud of fiery moonlight. <His/Her> eyes are pools of reddish-orange reminiscent of Tilaok's surface. A silvery white wash of light occasionally dances across <his/her> ivory skin, which is chiseled with mystical runes glowing with power.
``\`/ Nature
Version 1
Through a <pendant color> haze, you see <character name> enveloped in a shroud of snow-capped mountains. <His/Her> eyes are pools of pure pale blue reminiscent of glacial waters. Stormy grey clouds flashing with lightning occasionally drift across <his/her> <skin color> skin, which is chiseled with mystical runes glowing with power.
Nature
Version 2
Through a <pendant color> haze, you see <character> enveloped in a shroud of rolling, green highlands. <His/Her> eyes are pools of vibrant variegated colors reminiscent of patches of wildflowers. The thin flow of a babbling brook occasionally streams across <his/her> <skin color> skin, which is chiseled with mystical runes glowing with power.
Nature
Version 3
Through a <pendant color> haze, you see <character> enveloped in a shroud of tropical jungle. <His/her> eyes are pools of deep, dark green reminiscent of verdant wilderness. Tiny, colorful birds and vibrant, glossy bugs occasionally flit and skitter across <his/her> <skin color>, lightly tanned skin, which is chiseled with mystical runes glowing with power.
||o~o|| Elements Through a <pendant color> haze, you see <character> surrounded by a shroud of vivid blue water. <His/Her> eyes are pools of sparkling icy white reminiscent of icicles reflecting light. White-crested sea green waves occasionally crash across <his/her> <skin color> skin, which is chiseled with mystical runes glowing with power.
Elements
Version 2
Through a <pendant color> haze, you see <character> surrounded by a shroud of cracked, stone earth. <His/her> eyes are pools of dark brown reminiscent of muddy flats. Flows of magma gradually solidifying into black formations occasionally creep across <his/her> <skin color>, lightly tanned skin, which is chiseled with mystical runes glowing with power.
8~~8 Continuance
Version 1
Through a <pendant color> haze, you see <character> ensconced in a shroud of pure sunlight. <His/Her> eyes are pools of deep blue reminiscent of an afternoon sky. Misty clouds of white occasionally drift across <his/her> <skin color>, which is chiseled with mystical runes glowing with power.
Continuance
Version 2
Through a <pendant color> haze, you see <character> ensconced in a shroud of sunset. <His/Her> eyes are pools of vibrantly streaked hues reminiscent of an impending twilight. A shower of moonbeams occasionally flows across <his/her> ashen skin, which is chiseled with mystical runes glowing with power.
=X=- Plague
Version 1
Through a <pendant color> haze, you see <character> trussed in a shroud of bright red hives. <His/her> eyes are pools of red-glazed grey reminiscent of taint and toxins. Dark red spots of scarlet plasma occasionally spurt out of <his/her> ashen skin, which is chiseled with mystical runes glowing with power.
Plague
Version 2
Through a <pendant color> haze, you see <character> trussed in a shroud of festering sores. <His/her> eyes are pools of white-laced black and scarlet reminiscent of infection and malady. Goopy yellowish secretions occasionally seep out of <his/her> ashen skin, which is chiseled with mystical runes glowing with power.

Pay very close attention to the LOOK of your mystic bloodrunes. These shift... -GM Haliste

Legendary

SYMBOL APPEARANCE
~OO~ Minotaur
August 2016
Through a <pendant color> haze, <your name>'s features appear transformed into those of a minotaur. Two thick horns protrude from the top of <his/her> head and taper to extreme points. <His|Her> menacing golden eyes appear to flash intermittently but exude a great sense of intelligence. A thick gold ring dangles from <his|her> nose, and a slightly muffled snort-grunt is occasionally heard coming from <his|her> direction.
==O^ Yeti
December 2016
Through a <pendant color> haze, <your name>'s features appear transformed into those of a yeti. Barely recognizable, <he|she> is covered in long, gristly hair tinged from pale grey to stark white. Clumps of dirt imbedded with twigs and leaves cover <his|her> domed head, and a single bushy eyebrow creates a thick ledge of fur over <his|her> tiny black eyes. Massive ivory teeth stained with traces of crimson protrude from <his|her> darkened leathery lips.
|O| Cave Troll
April 2017
Through a <pendant color> haze, <your name>'s features appear transformed into those of a cave troll. Towering above most giantmen, <his|her> hulking stature alone is intimidating. Wide splits in <his|her> grey leathery skin sprout tufts of coarse dark hair, and rows of oversized fangs protrude from <his|her> mouth, forcing <his|her> lips into a permanent menacing grin. An overwhelming stench of decay lingers around <him|her>.
|X| Troll-King
April 2017
Through a <pendant color> haze, <your name>'s features appear transformed into those of a troll king. With arms like enormous tree branches and claws sharp as razors, <he|she> appears quite a formidable opponent. Grotesque clusters of scab-ridden warts along <his|her> dark green leathery skin are slightly overshadowed by bits of bloodied flesh that dangle from <his|her> oversized incisors. While <his|her> size and appearance is quite intimidating, a vacant look exists in <his|her> eyes.
There is a slight typo in the description. BUG report already sent.

Policy 7 Warning

Posted by Wyrom 2016 Jul 1:

Seems I have to post about a POLICY 7 issue that has come up.

It seems a few of the pendants that went out may have caused a bug that would leave the moon you tried to place inside it still in your hand. If this happened to you, please place an ASSIST and let us know, as well as turn over any moons that didn't physically go into the pendant. As of right now, we know there is one pendant that could still be completed. It's unclear as of right now if anyone used a buggy Makiri moon to complete a pendant. If you did, please tell us.

This also means people should be very leery of purchasing a Makiri moon from another player, should you be wishing to complete that final pendant that is out there. If you have the final Makiri moon and would like to confirm with me how legitimate it is, please email me (using the link to the left). If the golvern segment hasn't been combined, that would also be helpful to let me know.

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