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10.15 City Fonts


Within each of the six city-states of Achaea can be found an artefact of great
power, known as a font. Most were created during the War of the Divine Child;
these fonts bestow many benefits to their cities, helping protect them from
forces both mundane and supernatural.

The fonts are: 
   - The Weave of Conflict in Ashtan.
   - The Unending Spring in Cyrene.
   - The Cauldron of Infinity in Eleusis.
   - The Fontis in Hashan.
   - The Heart of Caizhel in Mhaldor.
   - The Flames of the Dawn in Targossas.

As the years pass, researchers continue to discover the mysterious ways in
which these relics function. Currently they can be used to:
   - Summon a powerful city guardian to rally and reinforce city guards (HELP
   - Cause the font to radiate powerful auras to aide in the displacement of
     enemies (see below).

Empowering a font
Those with the necessary rank in the city's military (specifically, rank 4
or above) may EMPOWER FONT <power>, using one of the following options:

   - WEAKEN : A compounding affliction that increases the amount of damage an
              enemy takes.
              NOTE: Raiders may SANCTION RAID to immediately declare a 
              sanctioned raid in a city whose font is empowered with weaken, 
              bypassing any kill requirements.
   - QUAKE  : Send powerful tremors through the earth, disrupting the propping
              of totems.
   - DECAY  : Influence the very fabric of time, reducing the life of any
              persistent room effects such as devotional rites, crystalline
              vibrations, necromantic hands of the grave, and a bard's
   - SENSE  : Shows the location of everyone within the city, and whether they
              are a citizen, a neutral party, or an enemy.
              Note that while this bypasses most forms of hiding, (including
              the effects of a veil of the Sphinx), it does NOT bypass forms
              that render the user incorporeal such as black wind, phasing,
              or spiritwalk. 

Restoring a font's power
The benefits of these relics come at a cost: their pools of energy are reduced
when activated. Restoring this energy involves the hunting of special
creatures, intrinsically linked to the fonts of power, called eidolons. To fuel
a font, the corpses of these eidolons must be placed within the confines of the
font, drawing their energies into the very core of the relic.

Because each type of eidolon was created from a particular city font, eidolons
will not empower the font with which they are linked. These are the eidolons
and the cities in which their corresponding fonts are found:
   - Things of Chaos (Ashtan).
   - Mountain Drakes (Cyrene).
   - Flower Maidens (Eleusis).
   - Black Lamassu (Hashan).
   - Hideous Abominations (Mhaldor).
   - Diminutive Fairies (Targossas).

Members of the Security ministry and high ranking army members can check their
city's font power levels with CITY FONT STATUS.