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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
| COVER (Glamour not active)
||You sense that the pendant's magic is already subdued. If you want to activate it again, RUB it.
| 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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
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.
- a jagged white sunstone shard
- a broken white opal sphere
- a white dreamstone sliver
- a thin platinum strip
|Lornon (dark grey)
- a black opal fragment
- a blood red garnet chunk
- a coarse grey moonstone shard
- a thin iron strip
- a cracked ur-barath stone
- a broken fire opal chunk
- a splintered fire agate shard
- a thin kakore strip
- a lopsided golden moonstone sphere
- a sharp golden topaz shard
- a golden glimaerstone nugget
- a reticulated crystal-edged golvern segment
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.
|| 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.
|| 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.
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.
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.
| COMMON: A <adjective> look washes over <his/her> face.
|| | |
|DIVINE: Interspersed within the dim aura are miniature <item> that float around <him/her>.
||sheafs of grain
||wisps of green
||black rose petals
||slabs of rock
|\ X /
|* * *
||yellow treble clefs
||yellow rose petals
|LEGENDARY: Rare bloodrunes available during limited times
|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.
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.