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MONDAY
#TODAY in Elanthia: [Duskruin Shopping – Open ’til Tuesday Noon] ** [7pm: Istave spins to alter for 5 Ta’Illistim Citizens’ Shops] ** [10pm: Sonic Alteration Raffle (Premium)-FWI] (All times Eastern)

EVENT
The Hand of Arkati is offering free mage recharging for everyone on Sunday, March 1 from 6-7pm. Bring all your amazing DR wins to get charged up. Empowerables are welcome, too, along with any regular recharging needs. Come to the Small Cottage workshop near the Landing around Lower Trollfang, in Lich room 7968.

DUSKRUIN SHENANIGANS REPORT
Sunday Night for the end of the February 2020 Duskruin, Wyrom pulled over 28 million bloodscrip out of circulation from a crowded room of bidders for 30 items at the Duskruin Shenanigans. Goat and Rovvigen worked hard to bring us live coverage. If you missed it, the TownCrier saved our spreadsheet and tally: http://bit.ly/2VeXuu7
BELOW THE FOLD – As previously reported

EVENT
On Wednesday, February 26, inside the Landing’s North Gate at 9pm, there will be some Picking instruction for any profession, including magical picking. Will also pick boxes. Food, drink, and prizes, compliments of House Onior.

PREMIUM
On Monday February 24 at 10pm, Vilana will be holding a raffle for a bard to customize Sonic Armor, Weapon, or Singing Sword at Cholen’s Haunt in the Mist Harbor Bard Guild. Tickets are 25k and the winner must pay an additional 75k.

DUSKRUIN HESS
Arena Overlord Wyrom announced that for Duskruin HESS offerings after this, the Spell Rank Enhancive will also be governed by the 2-service rule. Anything and everything sold in the High End Script Shop will always be part of this 2-service rule. No more than 2 services on the same item per run. http://bit.ly/3c27IUH

PREMIUM
On Thursday February 27 at 5:30pm, Xerria will be holding a short duration raffle for five slots at one of her Really Rare Raffles. Choices will be listed on a sign at the event. Tickets will cost 1,000 silvers. Winners must be there to redeem the win and they must have the item already on their person, NO PASSING. http://bit.ly/2vLkZ2F

MERCHANT
On Thursday February 27 at 10pm, Tinker Zherkal will be in the Adventurers’ Rest Foyer around 10pm EST to work for Teras Isle residents and visitors. He will lighten, deepen, or change the look of their weapons for a modest fee.

PREMIUM
On Wednesday February 26 at 7pm, Xerria will be offering her monthly unlock service in the Merchant Lounge of Firefly Villa. To learn about what items she can unlock visit her wiki page at: http://bit.ly/2vLkZ2F

ROLEPLAY
GM Quilic hangs out the “POSITION AVAILABLE – Inquire within” sign for a Mist Harbor Loremaster. Read over the post for all the details. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 6. http://bit.ly/2SIWiNW

ANNOUNCEMENT
Arena Overlord Wyrom announces a new Ability Fixskill potion to let you instantly migrate your CMan, Armor, and Shield abilities. It is now in the SimuCoin shop and will be on sale at 50% off until Sunday, February 23. http://bit.ly/2PbY6gd

DUSKRUIN
GM Haliste Announces Important Information for Duskruin’s next run in August. Now we have the list of shops that will not be returning, and other changes. You will want to read it! http://bit.ly/32dKYwb

NEWS
As the new Lockpicking Pool mechanics near completion, there’s a call going out for suggestions about locksmith locations in Solhaven: http://bit.ly/2SMZmIE and Ta’Illistim: http://bit.ly/38MznXt

MERCHANT
On Tuesday February 25 at 10am, Tinker Zherkal will be in the Adventurers’ Rest Foyer around 10am EST to work for Teras Isle residents and visitors. He will lighten, deepen, or change the look of their weapons for a modest fee.

EVENT
On Tuesday February 25 at 9pm, Zicune will visit her favorite place in Icemule to bring to you a game of Widdershins!

CAPPED
Miss Galliah of Ta’Vaalor recently reached level 100 ever so quietly. Let’s make a big noise of congratulations for her!

MERCHANT
On Monday February 24 at 7pm, Architect Istave will be in Ta’Illistim. He will spin for 5 shop owners, who are citizens of Ta’Illistim, to change one thing in their shop. He will meet everyone interested on the Green.

UPDATE
Your Sigil Staff just got better AGAIN on Thursday! GM Estild announced 4 updates to the Sigil Staff that you can buy at Duskruin. 1) +25 Bonus to activation check when invoking spell 2) Invoked Spells from staff get +15 AS/+10 CS boost 3) T2/3/4 Sigil Staff now has a scripted dispel flare that triggers before an attack, 4) It combines charges when transferring spells to it. Details at: http://bit.ly/2uYXIe3

ELECTION 5120-WL
The 5120 Landing Candidates for Mayor are officially in: Faerinn, Leafiara, and Xorus!

NEWS
GM Quilic answers some more questions about the Karma Armor and their properties on the Officials: http://bit.ly/32f1sUT

DUSKRUIN SHOPPING
Arena Overlord Wyrom extends Shopping time at Bloodriven Village, WPS Smithy, and the HESS to Tuesday, February 23, at noon. Entries for the Arena, Sewers, and Heist close at 11:59pm on Sunday, though. http://bit.ly/3bU8yCT

ANNOUNCEMENT
SimuCon Dates for August will be Thursday, August, 6 to Sunday, August 9. You know, with Wednesday evening arrival activities, and setup before. It’s not quite announced, but the contract IS signed with the venue, per Lyneya, the DR Product Manager who is in charge of the Con this year.

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Kaikala announces prize tweaks for the Troubled Waters Quest. It doesn’t affect the current prizes, because they were in other rotations. The astrolabe, lunar chart, and green papyrus (star chart) have been removed from the prize pool for Troubled Waters entirely. http://bit.ly/3bOHRiS

PSA
#TipOfTheWeek: Now that there’s Light Armor Mastery, this may be a good time to get some light armor from Dark and Dangerous at Duskruin before it closes forever.

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Naijin announces Fast Migration is available for all ARMOR specializations. Additionally, Rogues have fast migration on their Combat Maneuvers. The special fast migrations expire March 16 around 9pm. http://bit.ly/2SCnDRW

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Estild updates Spell Knowledge Scrolls so that they no longer limit the duration of the buffs they provide. Read the details at the Officials:

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Estild updates Acuity flares and SMRv2 so they can now trigger from magical SMRv2 attacks like Condemn, Ethereal Censer, Boil Earth, and Force Project. All the details for this magical effect are in his post at the Officials: http://bit.ly/2ubwyjO

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Tivvy puts out a call for Wiki Moderators! There is a lot of information along with the link to the application at the Officials:

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Naijin Announced BIG update affecting Rogues, Monks, Warriors: Light Armor Mastery is new armor specialization; Shadow Dance (rogues) maneuver, making Shadow Mastery passive; Silent Strike (rogues) can now be aimed, specify an attack; Armored Stealth, Armored Evasion, and Armored Reinforcement (rogues) reduced to 150 armor points; Shadow Mastery rank 5 now grants -1 sec to HIDE. Free Fixskills for Rogues with this. Read all his notes at the officials: http://bit.ly/2OW25gI

CALENDAR
**Upcoming Major Event Dates: ** [Feb 25 Noon: Duskruin Shopping/HESS closes] ** [Mar 21-24: Wehnimer’s Votes for Mayor] ** [Apr: Rings of Lumnis] ** [June: Rumor Woods] ** [Aug 6-9: SimuCon in St. Louis] ** [Aug: Duskruin]

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