Achaea Help Files
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17.1.4 BALANCE OF POWER
Balance of Power is an event in which you take on the persona of one of history's Legends. These Legends may be from Achaea, from earth's history, or from one of earth's myths. When a Balance of Power is announced, you will be able to become one of the following Legends. The syntax is: JOIN BOP <arena>. You will be automatically assigned an unused Legend that you will play during the event. The Legends are: SAHART, Founder of Shallam SERVELAN de Vermiis, the Orator Blademaster MATIC Ridley King SOLOMON, the Wise GLANOS, Founder of Ashtan Lord NICATOR, the Chosen One CALLISTO, the Father Aleister CROWLEY, the Beast LEONARDO da Vinci, the Artist Sir LANCELOT du Lac, the Warrior Madame BLAVATSKY, the Mystic ORPHEUS, the Musician SINOPE, the Mother King CHARLEMAGNE, the Conqueror PLATO, the Philosopher PARACELSUS, the Healer BABA Yaga, the Witch King LA'RAMHIS, of the Tsol'aa JOAN d'Arc, the Martyr PASIPHAE, the Beloved Upon becoming a Legend, you will be deposited into the Matsuhama Arena, in Delos. Once the Balance of Power has been started, you must try to slay the other Legends, to become the last one standing. The abilities you will have are as follows: HEAL - Syntax: HEAL - Heals some health. MEDITATE - Syntax: MEDITATE - Heals mana. FLAME BOW - Syntax: SHOOT <adventurer> <direction> - Inflicts damage. WEB TATTOO - TOUCH WEB <target> - Webs someone. Unlike normal web tattoo, it does use mana. - WRITHE to unweb yourself. SHIELD TATTOO - TOUCH SHIELD - Puts up a magical shield around you. Uses mana, unlike normally. HAMMER TATTOO - TOUCH HAMMER <target> - Destroys someone's magical shield. Uses mana, unlike normally. LIGHTNING WAND - POINT WAND <target> - Does more damage than the flame bow. In addition, you will find that you have the skills of Vision and Survival to do with as you please. Note that in Balance of Power, almost every action aside from moving and writhing will cost something. You will lose a second of equilibrium for trying to target someone with your lightning wand or flame bow whom you can't hit. Using them successfully takes mana and equilibrium. Even the tattoos use up mana. Essentially, the idea is that you have to much more carefully manage your health and mana than in normal combat, because while you're healing your mana or health, that's all you can do. You can't drink vials of health or mana elixir to heal while also attacking, or while also putting up a magical shield.