This smallish humanoid sports a pair of expressive sparkling eyes, lightly tanned skin, and a wide grin from ear to ear. Cute is too kind of a word for this caricature of elven descent. A faintly shimmering golden aura surrounds him.
Grasp of the Grave (709) is useful for keeping the Ilvari knocked down, which prevents them from disappearing and pranking you. You should put danger colors on the writhing dreamvines, their knock down will keep stacking more RT. The Ilvari will cast dispel, and can block magic. Watch out for your runestaff or weapon being turned into a banana, you will have to "open" the banana incurring several seconds of RT. Keep your containers closed or they will fill them with heavy stones to weigh you down. There are a variety of ways to have your stance forced down or made prone to attack.
The pranks only happen if there is an invisible pixie in the room. It is best to knock them out of invisibility if possible, because they can cast Major Elemental Wave (435) from that position. Their Arcane Barrier (1720) blocks all low level attack spells when it is up, while their bark skin will absorb direct casts for some number of hits before crumbling. The two in combination can be a significant mana drain without doing damages.
The safest way to hunt the derelict village is with area effect spells. With a sorcerer this would involve keeping Grasp of the Grave (709) active and using open cast Corrupt Essence (703), both of which at the moment will reveal pixies without actually forcing them into view. Open cast Implosion (720) and Elemental Dispel (417) cycles will knock everything out of invisibility, and kill everything for the same mana it would take to kill a single pixie with Pain (711) when its arcane barrier and bark skin are up. There will be little treasure as a result, but you will rarely be seriously injured.
There are a wide array of pranks and environmental hazards in the Ilvari village. The "threads of enchantment" temporarily modify your stats such as Strength and Wisdom, sometimes lowering them, other times boosting them. The Ilvari pixies are male elementalists and the Ilvari sprites are female spiritualists with empath attack spells. In principle their magic dispels can react off each other causing damages. It is easy to find yourself in the position of being stunned, then becoming prone from a prank and your stance forced down and buffs becoming dispelled in the scroll while stuck in RT.
- Item Illusions
These take the form of white crystals, coins, uncut diamonds and emeralds and various gems. Be careful if you didn't see it dropped. It's a TRAP!
As you touch a white crystal, it suddenly bursts open and sprays you with a caustic substance! ... 1 point of damage! Spray just catches the hand as your little finger is badly blistered.
- Bark Skin effect
The bark skin will absorb melee and magical attacks for some number of hits until it crumbles. Both pixies and sprites have it.
You swing a gleaming rune-scribed maul at an Ilvari sprite! The layer of bark on an Ilvari sprite hardens and absorbs the attack! The bark crackles as it crumbles to dust.
- Light barrier
This is Arcane Barrier (1720). You have to dispel it or only use magic high enough in level to hit them when it is up.
You gesture at an Ilvari pixie. Your spell is deflected by the pixie's barrier in a flash of orange light! Cast Roundtime 3 Seconds.
- Elemental Dispel
An Ilvari pixie points precisely at you! A dark shadow seems to detach itself from your body, swiftly dissipating into the air. The elemental aura around you wavers.
- Stat Modification
Threads of enchantment cling to you... You feel a bit weaker.
They do not unstun themselves, but they unstun each other.
An Ilvari pixie casts off some sparkling dust towards an Ilvari sprite. The sprite begins moving again! An Ilvari pixie casts off some sparkling dust towards an Ilvari sprite. The sprite regains her senses!
This is invisibility, they will still be in the room.
An Ilvari pixie suddenly steps backward, vanishing into thin air!
Suddenly, your foot becomes extremely hot! Someone has placed a burning firestick into your black leather boots! ... 5 points of damage! Minor burns to left leg. That hurts a bit. The firestick crumbles into ash.
You notice an Ilvari pixie sneaking behind you with a handful of ants and narrowly avoid the prank! Suddenly, you feel something skittering down your black leather pants! Someone has poured a handful of biting ants into it! You writhe in pain! Roundtime: 11 sec. The ants quickly scatter away.
- Heavy Stones
Keep unnecessary containers closed, or else they will encumber you with "heavy stones."
You notice an Ilvari pixie sneaking behind you with a handful of stones and narrowly avoid the prank!
The string prank drops you to your knees.
A sudden noise from behind startles you, and you quickly discover that your ankles have been entangled with string! You tumble to your knees! Roundtime: 6 sec. The string entangling your ankles quickly breaks apart.
The grease prank puts you on your back.
Your feet suddenly fly out from under you and you land flat on your back! You must have stepped on a patch of grease! Roundtime: 3 sec.
The glue prank keeps you from moving or standing back up if you are on the ground.
You suddenly realize that you have been glued to the ground! You don't seem to be able to move your legs to do that.
- Prickly Burrs
The prickly burrs will eventually burst randomly if you do not touch them first.
>get burr As you touch a prickly burr, it suddenly bursts open and sprays you with a caustic substance! ... 5 points of damage! Spray just catches the hand as your little finger is badly blistered.
- Other messaging
Something giggles in the shadows. The air shimmers oddly nearby. A small flash of silvery and golden lights appears behind a crumbled building. An Ilvari pixie dances north. An Ilvari pixie flits back to his feet. An Ilvari pixie springs into view! An Ilvari pixie stands there, dazed and confused. (stunned) An Ilvari pixie hands begin to glow. (spell prep) An Ilvari pixie points precisely at you! (spell cast) An Ilvari pixie fades into view. An Ilvari pixie points at you and bursts out laughing! (when you are dead) The Ilvari pixie's eyes grow dim as his lifeforce fades away. (dead) An Ilvari pixie vanishes in a flash of colorful light. (decay)
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