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GemStone IV Prime HARDCORE

Welcome to GemStone IV Prime HARDCORE. This contest was created in Gemstone Platinum by Kithus/Brinret and others, and I believe there is enough interest to duplicate the even in Gemstone Prime. Much of the structure of this event will be taken directly from the Platinum instance, which is currently ongoing and can be found here: Platinum HARDCORE.The basic essence of the contest is simple. You make a new character, in GemStone IV Prime, and if the character dies, you are out. With that basic premise out of the way we will get into the various rules that need to be put into place to ensure a fair competition. Please keep in mind that this contest is run primarily on an honor system and we are trusting participants to follow the rules.

Contest Rules

  • All participants, upon creation, must post in the GemStone IV Prime HARDCORE thread to include their HARDCORE character's name, race and profession. Said characters must be created on or after November 1st, 2017.
  • Upon death you should submit a post to the thread informing the community of the character’s death and immediately delete the character. Inventory may be transferred to a non-HARDCORE character prior to deletion. Should you wish to create a new character for the HARDCORE competition, you must select a different name than the one used previously.
  • HARDCORE characters may reroll prior to dying and keep their current name should they wish to do so. Aftering rerolling, new level, race, and profession information should be conveyed via updating the wiki or in a message board post in the appropriate thread.
  • HARDCORE characters are not to be hunted with non-HARDCORE characters. Further, while playing more than 1 HARDCORE character at a time is permitted, MAing HARDCORE characters for group hunting purposes or any other unforeseen benefits is not permitted. (No HARDCORE MA armies, please!)
  • HARDCORE characters must be self-spelled. This means no outside spells may be used. Spells the character can activate themselves from Magic Items or Scrolls are permitted. Automatic group spells such as (but not limited to) Benediction (307), Warding Sphere (310), Kai's Triumph Song (1007), and Song of Tonis (1035) are permitted when hunting with other HARDCORE characters. Group spells that remain once the character leaves the hunting group such as (but not limited to) Mass Blurs (911), Mass Colors (611), and Mass Elemental Defense (419) are not permitted.
  • The restrictions on aiding your fellow competitors has been modified to allow the use of the following (self-cast or item cast) spells: Stun Relief (108), Undisease (113), Unpoison (114), Spirit Guide (130), Calm (201), Untrammel (209), Minor Sanctuary (213), Major Sanctuary (220), Breeze (612), Celerity (506) [Group effect only], Traveler's Song (1020), Troubadour's Rally (1040), Adrenal Surge (1107), and Soothing Word (1202). In addition, it is permitted to drag your hunting partner to safety, or to execute them if there is risk of your partner(s) dying in battle (Deaths from CvC do not count towards elimination). Note that this list is in addition to the other spells allowed during group hunting, not in replacement thereof.
  • When hunting with other HARDCORE characters, all members of the party should be able to gain experience from at least one of the creatures in the given area. Any member of the party may skin the corpse or loot the creature regardless of whether or not they landed the killing blow. However, loot may not be shared. Whoever performs skinning will keep the skin, and whoever loots the corpse keeps all resulting treasure. Silver/Loot may not be shared at any point once gained. Alternate taking turns skinning and/or looting should you wish to divide the spoils.
  • Should a HARDCORE character receive outside spells from another player, they may dispel themselves using any available means to include an alternate account, fellow HARDCORE characters, or non-HARDCORE characters.
  • Participation in Profession Guilds, to include giving and receiving training is permitted to include the use of both HARDCORE and Non-HARDCORE characters. MAing your training partner is not permitted.
  • Participation in Societies, to include tasks requiring the direct involvement of other characters is permitted, as is the use of both HARDCORE and Non-HARDCORE characters to complete said tasks. MAing the required participants is not permitted, nor is the use of non-HARDCORE characters to make certain tasks easier, such as razing Warcamps.
  • The Artisan Skill Fletching is permitted beginning at level 0. Crafting and Forging of no more than two weapon types is permitted once the HARDCORE character has reached level 20. Training in Cobbling and the remaining weapon types is permitted once the character reaches level 40.
  • The use of secondary characters for the purposes of locker storage, audience repetitions, experience gain, or any other benefit is not permitted.
  • Items and silver may not be obtained from other characters. This means nothing may be received from another character or player shop, including character-to-character sales. All silver and inventory must be earned by the HARDCORE character. NPC shop purchases are permitted. Items the HARDCORE character obtained from a merchant, including raffles and merchant services, are permitted. Use of the pawnshop is allowed. However, no attempts should be made to knowingly buy or sell items to purposefully supply HARDCORE characters.
  • The taking or use of items left on the town bench, donation bin, or other communal containers is not permitted, though HARDCORE characters are free to donate items. HARDCORE characters may not take or make use of any items or silver found laying on the ground unless generated by the game itself (truffles, smooth stones, etc). One exception to this rule is that HARDCORE characters may take acorns from the Town Square bench (or containers on/near it) should the need arise.
  • Items from a grand auction, Duskruin, Delirium Manor or other "pay to play", or "1 win per account" sources are not permitted. Items from Reim are permitted but only from your daily free Reim run. Prizes obtained from OOG competitions or rewards such as (but not limited to) the Premium Monthly Submission contest, Indiegogo campaigns, GM/Gamehost/Mentor rewards, and CHE/MHO rewards are not permitted.
  • GM Merchant services, including premium only merchants, are allowed in all forms with the exception of the types of festivals outlined in the rules above. Raffles run by GMs or CHE/MHO organizations are also permitted. Participation and prizes involving all manner of games run by GMs are allowed to be entered by HARDCORE characters. Participation in games or competitions run by CHE/MHOs, groups, or individuals are allowed only if the chance of success is not guaranteed. The HARDCORE character may not receive spells, services, or hunt in groups with NON-HARDCORE characters during the course of these games. Prizes may be accepted for winning said games, but not solely for participation. Always remember the spirit of the HARDCORE competition and use your best judgement when participating in such activities.
  • No outside services from OTHER CHARACTERS are allowed. This includes:
    • Armor skills
    • Artisan Skills
    • Blessing
    • Enchanting/Ensorcelling/Elemental Resistance
    • Healing
    • Locksmithing (See HARDCORE Locksmithing Exception)
    • Mass spells
    • Society or Adventure Guild resources (Pelts, Gems, Herbs, etc)
  • NOTE: The use of Bards for the purposes of Loresinging is permitted.
  • HARDCORE characters are permitted to open the boxes of other HARDCORE characters. The HARDCORE locksmith may not accept rewards for their efforts beyond the experience gained. Scarabs and trap components are considered the property of the locksmith. As mentioned elsewhere, HARDCORE locksmiths may also offer their services to non-HARDCORE clients as well.
  • The use of Login rewards for both standard and F2P HARDCORE characters is permitted.
  • Deaths resulting from PvP, direct GameMaster action, or GAME WIDE outage are exempt. Also any death that is a required part of a task that may or may not exist for a specific society is exempt.
  • GemStone IV Prime HARDCORE characters cannot use any item purchased with Simucoins. Similar items found normally are allowed. However, F2P HARDCORE characters may purchase and make use of F2P specific Simucoin items such as (but not limited to) experience, society, inventory, and silver passes. Doing so only disqualifies the F2P HARDCORE character from receiving any extra bonuses associated with the rewards for being a F2P account.
  • Gemstone IV Prime HARDCORE characters cannot use any mechanically beneficial item or service obtained via Premium Points, nor can HARDCORE characters use the free X a day Premium spell items.
  • GemStone IV Prime HARDCORE characters shall at a minimum toggle on the ability to view their level in their profiles. It is recommended that the Strongest Foe toggle also be set, as well as any other appplicable toggles such as Warcamps, Lock, Trap, Guild, and Society


The biggest reward is the honor and prestige from your fellow GemStone IV Prime HARDCORE players. That said, to make it interesting, I will be offering the following prizes to participants:

  • Upon reaching level 20 a GemStone IV Prime HARDCORE character can show their Lord/Lady title to Glanvis for a 1 million silver reward payable to a non-HARDCORE character of their choice. The first character to achieve this level will receive a reward of 2 million silver.
  • Upon reaching level 40 a GemStone IV Prime HARDCORE character can show their Great Lord/Lady title to Glanvis for a 5 million silver reward payable to a non-HARDCORE character of their choice. The first character to achieve this level will receive a reward of 10 million silver.
  • Upon reaching level 70 a GemStone IV Prime HARDCORE character can show their High Lord/Lady title to Glanvis for a 10 million silver reward payable to a non-HARDCORE character of their choice. The first character to achieve this level will receive a reward of 20 million silver.
  • Upon reaching level 100 a GemStone IV Prime HARDCORE character can show their Grand Lord/Lady title to Glanvis for a 25 million silver reward payable to a non-HARDCORE character. The first character to achieve this level will receive a reward of 50 million silver and the adulation of his peers! Additionally the HARDCORE character is now exempt from deletion on death.
  • F2P HARDCORE characters will be awarded the same silver prize as the first character to reach each level milestone regardless of their time to reach said level range (20, 40, 70, 100). Use of F2P only Simucoin items such as spell or society passes is allowed, though doing so disqualifies the HARDCORE character from receiving the F2P reward bonus.

HARDCORE Adventurers Questing

Name Race Profession Level Strongest Foe Location Inception Date
Halier Dark Elf Sorcerer 22 Tree Spirit Landing 20171101 - 12:49 AM
Ardkor Dwarf Cleric 24 Ancient Zombie Landing 20171101 - 8:40 AM
Caitis (mk 2) Dwarf Ranger 11 Grizzled Thyril Icemule 20171101 - 2:50 PM
Mortalite Giantkin Bard Landing 20171101 - 12:01 PM
Anthola Giantkin Paladin 10 Puma Ta'Vaalor 20171101 - 1:22 PM
Feffiny Burghal Gnome Paladin 2 Icemule 20171101 - 4:04 PM
Tannae Giantkin Paladin 7 Grizzled Fanged Rodent Ta'Vaalor 20171102 - 12:51 PM
Isen Giantkin Paladin 4 Landing 20171102 - 5:16 PM
Asheldia Erithian Empath 21 Grizzled Swamp Troll Landing 20171103 - 11:01 PM
Veweld Gnome Wizard 6 Coyote Landing 20171104 - 12:15 AM
Phyrgon Half-Krolvin Wizard 10 Forest Troll 20171103 - 10:00 PM
Arrisie Elf Empath 5 Giant Ant Landing 20171104 - 11:34 AM
Unofer Dwarf Wizard 13 Greater Burrow Orc Landing 20171104 - 2:47 PM
Bakugo (F2P) Aelotoi Ranger 5 Water Moccasin Ta'Vaalor 20171104 - 11:41 AM
Khrayla Half-Krolvin Warrior 17 Grizzled Great Boar Ta'Vaalor 20171105 - 5:15 PM
Khanne Halfling Wizard 4 Sea Nymph Landing 20171106 - 5:37 PM
Zappaz Half-Elf Ranger 4 Grizzled Kobold Ta'Vaalor 20171105 - 10:58 PM
Anaguar Half-elf Monk 14 Grizzled Cave Worm Landing 20171106 - 7:37 PM
Turnipero Giantkin Bard 5 Hobgoblin Landing 20171107 - 9:07 PM
Yhall Giantkin Warrior 6 Greater Kappa Landing 20171107 - 9:41 PM
Rogert Dwarf Warrior 5 Relnak Landing 20171108 - 11:24 AM
Sjoll Human Ranger River's Rest 20171109 - 11:28 AM
Luthaed Half-Elf Rogue 5 Water Moccasin Ta'Vaalor 20171110 - 5:00 PM
Flekk Halfling Empath 2 Carrion Worm Icemule 20171112 - 1:14 PM
Zhendu Forest Gnome Empath Ta'Vaalor 20171112 - 3:27 PM
Aisenit (F2P) Elven Ranger 5 Ta'Vaalor 20171113 - 12:29 AM
Brogner Dwarf Wizard Landing 20171115 - 3:39 PM
Narms Giantkin Warrior 20171115 - 3:34 PM
Servil Dark Elf Sorcerer 5 Lesser Burrow Orc Landing 20171120 - 11:39 AM
Moshei Erithian Monk Landing 20171123 - 9:01 AM
Somrets Halfling Wizard 6 Mongrel Troll Landing 20171126 - 12:01 PM
Kachon Half-Elf Ranger 11 Cave Troll Landing 20171203 - 4:30 PM
Ainudraug Elf Paladin 10 Wraith Landing 20171205 - 3:08 PM
Kratikus Human Warrior 4 Grizzled Cave Gnoll 20171207 - 6:29 PM
Murphin Human Empath 5 Hobgoblin 20171207 - 11:45 AM
Sundamar Elf Bard Ta'Vaalor 20171207 - 3:37 AM
Bowltar Dark Elf Wizard 2 Carrion Worm Icemule Trace 20171209 - 6:15 PM
Sutudo Dark Elf Sorcerer 7 Grizzled Coyote Solhaven 20171210 - 2:48 PM
Shimlurous Dark Elf Sorcerer 6 Grizzled Fire Salamander Wehnimer's Landing 20171211 - 07:56 AM
Ryogo (F2P) NA NA 20171211 - 6:50 PM
Stinkets Elf Bard 7 Fire Salamander 20171211 - 9:07 PM
Garry Half-Krolvin Monk 20171212 - 10:30 PM
Mazikean (F2P) Aelotoi Wizard 10 Dark Apparition Ta'Vaalor 20171214 - 12:28 AM
Mornia Giantkin Paladin 7 Mist Wraith Ta'Vaalor 20171216 - 2:27 AM
Rubusto Dark Elf Sorcerer 5 Lesser Shade Landing/Solhaven 20171216 - 1:30 PM
Fismo Dwarf Paladin Landing 20171218 - 12:00 AM

Fallen Heroes

Name Race Profession Level Inception Date Death Date Killed By
Caitis Dwarf Ranger 3 20171101 - 11:38 AM 20171101 - 2:50 PM White Vysan
Eannat Giantkin Paladin 2 20171101 - 12:38 AM 20171101 - 11:59 PM Dark Vysan
Ranehd Dark Elf Sorcerer 3 20171102 - 5:16 AM 20171102 - 8:17 AM Ghoul
Moguchaya Half-Krolvin Monk 6 20171101 - 7:20 PM 20171104 - 8:39 AM 3x lesser orcs
Trixsi (F2P) Dark Elf Wizard 4 20171104 - 11:41 AM 20171105 - 2:56 AM Dark Apparition
Zlaine Half-Krolvin Monk 6 20171104 - 6:35 AM 20171105 - 10:58 PM Spotted Lynx
Harminius (F2P) Halfling Rogue 5 20171102 - 8:23 AM 20171106 - 11:26 AM Blood Red Scarab
Hareyk Dwarf Empath 3 20171108 - 1:25 AM 20171110 - 2:18 AM Water Witch
Dwarden Elf Cleric 10 20171102 - 3:31 PM 20171111 - 11:12 AM Bone Golem
Izzire Forest Gnome Ranger 10 20171105 - 10:43 PM 20171111 - 11:26 pm Large Ogre
Tinesia (F2P) Elf Ranger 6 20171101 - 11:24 AM 20171113 - 12:25 AM Fanged Viper
Mazikene (F2P) Aelotoi Wizard 10 20171104 - 11:41 AM 20171113 - 12:01 AM Bone Golem
Hagmar (F2P) Dark Elf Rogue 8 20171106 - 11:30 AM 20171113 - 4:40 PM Claidhmore-wielding Thunder Troll
Maizekeen (F2P) Aelotoi Wizard 7 20171113 - 2:16 AM 20171116 - 3:33 AM Unknown
Curr Halfling Wizard NA 20171115 - 8:07 PM 20171116 - 5:18 AM Relnak
Eziel Halfling Paladin 8 20171111 - 11:42 PM 20171116 - 8:40 PM Whiptail, Mongrel Kobold
Eronderl Erithian Wizard 6 20171116 - 9:30 PM 20171117 - 4:10 PM Tree Viper
Eskoff Dwarf Warrior 11 20171101 - 5:21 AM 20171117 - 8:20 PM Werebear
Alpheratz Human Bard 5 20171117 - 6:53 AM 20171117 - 8:46 PM Whiptail & Cobra
Gavlock Human Cleric 6 20171117 - 10:02 PM 20171119 - 8:26 PM Unknown
Rigail Dwarf Empath 7 20171117 - 4:12 PM 20171119 - 9:20 PM Grimswarm Troll Paladin
Flimberyl Halfling Wizard 5 20171118 - 3:56 PM 20171120 - 7:32 AM Gak
Orsal Dark Elf Sorcerer 5 20171119 - 9:45 PM 20171119 - 7:45 PM Grimswarm Troll Cleric
Tannellen Elf Paladin 14 20171101 - 9:59 PM 20171122 - 1:47 PM Shelfae Chieftain & Soldier
Djinx Dark Elf Rogue 0 20171122 - 11:01 PM 20171123 - 8:35 AM Giant Rat
Xylles Dark Elf Rogue 0 20171124 - 3:16 PM 20171124 - 6:35 PM Acid Trap
Rowlen Elven Paladin NA 20171124 - 7:46 PM 20171125 - 1:33 PM NA
Xyllez Dark Elf Rogue 3 20171124 - 9:25 PM 20171125 - 4:11 PM Tree Viper
Zunessa Elf Cleric 6 20171121 - 2:40 AM 20171125 - 4:54 PM NA
Callannen Elf Paladin 4 20171125 - 1:52 PM 20171126 - 10:28 AM NA
Demeth Half Krolvin Ranger 10 20171120 - 7:52 PM 20171126 - 3:02 PM Mongrel Troll
Rect Human Empath 8 20171120 - 10:06 PM 20171129 - 1:03 AM NA
Scripps Burghal Gnome Monk 7 20171119 - 11:30 AM 20171129 - 12:10 PM Hobgoblin & Spotted Lynx
Iachon Giantkin Paladin 12 20171117 - 7:32 PM 20171202 - 1:03 PM Grizzled Deranged Sentry
Rambals Human Cleric 18 20171101 - 12:44 AM 20171202 - 7:11 PM Wights and Rotting Woodsmen
Mazikene (F2P) (mk 3) Aelotoi Wizard 12 20171116 - 2:10 PM 20171203 - 2:37 AM NA
Jachon Half-elf Ranger 4 20171202 - 8:39 PM 20171203 - 4:17 PM Dark Vysan
Horfiz (F2P) Burghal Gnome Monk 10 20171115 - 6:47 AM 20171205 - 6:34 AM Kobolds
Duillen Elf Ranger 4 20171126 - 4:35 PM 20171205 - 1:58 PM Lesser Orc
Hartkorre Giantkin Paladin 13 20171105 - 10:09 AM 20171206 - 7:28 AM Disconnect/Unknown
Banleus Elf Bard 6 20171204 - 2:05 PM 20171206 - 9:07 PM Lesser Orc
Mirienda Erithian Sorcerer 19 20171101 - 4:32 AM 20171207 - 11:02 AM Gas Cloud
Maranida Elf Wizard 2 20171207 - 1:08 PM 20171208 - 3:43 AM Dark Vysan
Viserys Elf Warrior 5 20171108 - 10:00 AM NA Forest Troll
Thorndis Dark Elf Rogue 7 20171125 - 5:01 PM 20171209 - 5:45 PM Tree Viper
Mazikeene Aelotoi Wizard 5 20171207 - 6:52 PM 20171209 - 6:18 PM NA
Mimia Dark Elf Sorcerer 2 20171210 - 11:58 AM 20171210 - 12:47 PM kobold shepard
Orwac Dwarf Paladin 8 20171130 - 8:35 AM 20171210 - 1:30 PM Ethereal Traveller
Irneya Dark Elf Sorcerer 4 20171210 - 13:09 PM 20171210 - 17:07 PM large ogre
Mazakeen Aelotoi Wizard 5 20171209 - 7:28 PM 20171212 - 1:07 AM NA
Ptomin Dwarf Rogue 13 20171115 - 10:34 PM 20171214 - 11:51 PM Grey orc
Mirda Giantkin Paladin 10 20171208 - 8:07 AM 20171215 - 11:40 PM NA
Trunqs (F2P) Dwarf Warrior 2 20171217 - 11:30 AM 20171217 - 12:27 AM Ghost Wolf
Blaelog Dark Elf Wizard 12 20171112 - 8:38 AM 20171217 - 2:03 PM Werebear

HARDCORE Leaderboards

Level Achievements Name Level
Current Highest Level Lord Ardkor 24
Highest Level Ever Achieved Lord Ardkor 24
Title Achievement Name
First Lord/Lady Lord Halier
First Great Lord/Lady
First High Lord/Lady
First Grand Lord/Lady
Monetary Achievements Name
First to One Million Silvers Lord Ardkor
First to Ten Million Silvers
Fame Achievements Name
First to One Million Fame Lord Ardkor
First to Five Million Fame
First to Ten Million Fame
Warcamp Achievements Name
First to Raze a Warcamp
Highest Number of Warcamps Razed (Number)
Adventurer's Guild Achievements Name
First to 100 Adventurer's Guild Tasks - Variant
First to 500 Adventurer's Guild Tasks - Variant
First Expeditioniary/Quester
First Epic Adventurer/Campaign Leader
Society Achievements Name
First Voln Master Lord Ardkor
First CoL Master
First Sunfist Master
Artisan Skill Achievements Name
First Master Fletcher Demeth
First Master Craftsman
First Master Blacksmith
First Master Forger
First Master Cobbler
Profession Guild Achievements Name
First Master of Any Guild Skill
First Guildmaster - Profession

HARDCORE Profession Achievements

Sorcerer Achievements Name
Current Highest Level Sorcerer (level) Lord Halier (22)
Highest Level Ever Achieved (level) Lord Halier (22)
First T5 Ensorcell
Wizard Achievements Name
Current Highest Level Wizard (level) Unofer (13)
Highest Level Ever Achieved (level) Unofer (13)
First 7x Enchant
Cleric Achievements Name
Current Highest Level Cleric (level) Lord Ardkor (24)
Highest Level Ever Achieved (level) Lord Ardkor (24)
First Commune
Empath Achievements Name
Current Highest Level Empath (level) Lady Asheldia (21)
Highest Level Ever Achieved (level) Lady Asheldia (21)
First Regeneration
Ranger Achievements Name
Current Highest Level Ranger (level) Caitis (mk 2) (11)
Highest Level Ever Achieved (level) Caitis (mk 2) (11)
First with Fully Bonded Animal Companion
Paladin Achievements Name
Current Highest Level Paladin (level) Anthola (10)
Highest Level Ever Achieved (level) Tannellen (14)
First with Fully Bonded Weapon
Bard Achievements Name
Current Highest Level Bard (level) Stinkets (7)
Highest Level Ever Achieved (level) Stinkets (7)
First to Summon Singing Sword
Warrior Achievements Name
Current Highest Level Warrior (level) Khrayla (17)
Highest Level Ever Achieved (level) Khrayla (17)
First with Fully Bonded Weapon
Rogue Achievements Difficulty Modifier Name
Current Highest Level Rogue (level) NA Luthaed (5)
Highest Level Ever Achieved (level) NA Ptomin (13)
Hardest Lock Picked -130 Thorndis
Hardest Trap Disarmed -64 Thorndis
Monk Achievements Name
Current Highest Level Monk (level) Anaguar (14)
Highest Level Ever Achieved (level) Anaguar (14)
First to Achieve Maximized Perfect Self

HARDCORE Community Competitions

Community Contest Name 1st Place Contestant
November 2017 Outfit Competition Tannellen
Community Contest Name Winning Contestant Winning Contestant
November 2017 Baubles and Heirlooms Competition Lord Ardkor Mirienda

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