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unixmad
09-12-2002, 12:13 PM
Runes are another special form of wizardry; essentially runes are magical inscriptions on the dungeon floor which cast a spell (or "detonate") when something steps on them.

Beware! Runes are invisible most of the time!

There are several runes which are specialized; these can be set as your range spell. Some of these are:

Rune of Fire Fire damage when it detonates
Rune of Frost Cold damage when it detonates
Rune of Blasting Physical damage when it detonates
Rune of Shocking Electrical damage when it detonates
Rune of Death Atacks with attacktype "death" at caster level

The spell 'disarm' may be used to try and destroy a rune you've discovered. In addition, there are some special runes which may only be called with the 'invoke' command:

Magic Rune You may store any incantation in this rune that you know and have the mana to cast Marking Rune.
This is basically a sign. You may store any words you like in this rune, and people may apply it to read it. Maybe useful for mazes! This rune will not detonate, nor is it ordinarily invisible.

Partial Visibility of Runes
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Your runes will be partially invisible. That is, they'll be visible only part of the time. They have a 1/(your level/2) chance of being visible in any given round, so the higher your level, the better hidden the runes you make are.

Examples of usage
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Here are several examples of how you can use the runes.

'invoke magic rune heal
will place a magic rune of healing one square ahead of you, whichever way you're facing.

'invoke magic rune transfer
as above, except the rune will contain the spell of transference

'invoke magic rune large fireball
as above, except the spell large fireball will be cast when someone steps on the rune. the fireball will fly in the direction the caster was facing when he created the rune.

'cast rune of fire
prepares the rune of fire as the range spell. Use the direction keys to use up your mana and place a rune.

'invoke marking rune fubar
places a rune of marking, which says "fubar" when someone applies it.

'invoke marking rune touch my stuff and I will hunt you down!
places the marking rune warning would-be thieves of their danger.

Restrictions on runes:
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You may not place runes underneath monsters or other players. You may not place a new rune on a square which already has a rune. Any attempt to do the latter strengthens the pre-existing rune.

game_king
09-12-2002, 01:43 PM
just to veryify this /use_skill disarm traps has nothing to do with disarming runes right?

Chronos
09-12-2002, 07:30 PM
Are these new to the server, IE: Do you buy them? Or are they automatically added to the spelllist?

BlKnight
09-12-2002, 08:31 PM
This is sucks. Alll the classes are getting new things (warriors and barbarians get these new weapons, alchemists already have tons of options and making of items, sorcerors and alchemists hav a huge range of spells and now they get a whole other type of magic, priests also have a lage range of spells and have their altars). But the thief, the thief is the only clas that has gotten nothin sincethe start 9which in't much to start of with, a sack and a skll that doesn't work.

I mean sorcerors have enough so far, and why would they set traps? Don't you think trap making would bea beter skill for thiefs? I hope there is somethign real big coming forthiefs and it's just taking long...=p

Locke_boy
09-13-2002, 01:24 AM
Originally posted by BlKnight
This is sucks. Alll the classes are getting new things (warriors and barbarians get these new weapons, alchemists already have tons of options and making of items, sorcerors and alchemists hav a huge range of spells and now they get a whole other type of magic, priests also have a lage range of spells and have their altars). But the thief, the thief is the only clas that has gotten nothin sincethe start 9which in't much to start of with, a sack and a skll that doesn't work.

I mean sorcerors have enough so far, and why would they set traps? Don't you think trap making would bea beter skill for thiefs? I hope there is somethign real big coming forthiefs and it's just taking long...=p

Thiefs, with what they have now, are nothing more than poser-warriors ... :(

BlKnight
09-13-2002, 04:02 AM
Exactly, (btw yay to me for making the most typos and mistakes in one post in the history of this forum) they are warriors with a sack instead of a book and 2 more dexterity instead of +2 more strength. They do the same things, except the warrior is intended to do that jon, and I have never seen a game where a thiefs role is simply to fight.

TerrorBite
09-15-2002, 06:13 PM
i have marking rune and I could not get it to work with the ways provided, I tried /invoke marking rune message here , and it says unknown command, so I tried /cast marking rune message here , and I checked the rp window, and no message. Is this feature working yet?

DragonX2
09-15-2002, 06:16 PM
Originally posted by TerrorBite
i have marking rune and I could not get it to work with the ways provided, I tried /invoke marking rune message here , and it says unknown command, so I tried /cast marking rune message here , and I checked the rp window, and no message. Is this feature working yet?

Invoke was removed a while ago so until it's re-implemented, the runes do not work :(

BeZeRkEr
09-17-2002, 10:50 AM
Haha you took runes too?
So unoriginal..

In the viking period, Runes were believed to bear a magical power and were restricted primarily to sacred purposes. In the XI Century, it became fashionable to erect big stones with Runic inscriptions in the memory of distinguished people, not necessarily kings, but peasants as well. Many of these stones were decorated with the images of snakes, dragons and other mystical creatures. It is highly probable that originally the Runic stones were brightly colored. They were placed alongside ancient pathways and viking waterways. Quite a number of these granite monuments have survived and can be seen in different parts of Scandinavia. Some of them contain well-preserved patterns and scripts. Some, however, are scarcely readable.

So you cast a rune and kill someone.. I prefer Diablo 2's rune system.. at least it was different than a normal spell.

R0b1n-NPC
09-18-2002, 05:26 AM
Rune stones are nothing more than luck charms.

They DO NOT explode when you step on them

*denies all knowledge of this ever happening*

Selzar
09-18-2002, 01:20 PM
Sorcerers should NOT have rune traps, thieves should since theyre sneaky little fellas and they do that kind of stuff never heard of a wizard putting traps but heard of a thief...

screen_name
01-08-2003, 06:39 AM
I'm just wondering, but shouldn't we get exp for finding and disarming traps?

neomaximus2k2
01-29-2003, 03:30 PM
any idea when the runes are being put back up??

Desolator12
02-15-2004, 10:54 PM
Wizards and mages are better suited for magical runes, such as you step on a rune and are engulfed in an inferno... Thiefs are better suited to make/disarm mechanical traps... warriors would try to attack the runes/ traps (to no avail) priests would keep using heal, and a barbarian would go through unharmed.... end of story ;p

I think that we should really get a rune of transferrance... imagine it, we could teleport from our house/kingdom to mainland instantly... or even better, from the enterance of the cave to the good mining area *drools*...

my favorite use would be as a bridge betwean islands.... no more swiming over to hotaru!

KyJe27
02-16-2004, 10:27 PM
Holy crap! talk about posting on old fourms!:megaeek:

Nidonemo
02-18-2004, 12:29 PM
Huh, so THAT'S why my runes haven't been functioning properly! :grrr:

calani
09-04-2004, 12:14 PM
omi, and another post on an old forum ^_^

Amazing, its been so long and runes still don't work.
The marking rune would be handy granted that you could write a message on it and that it wasn't so easy to destroy. Same with fortifications... earth to dust should be severly toned down (somewhat damage the nearest fortification/wall; note the singularity on that) or removed completely

Monkeyboy_McGee
09-04-2004, 02:56 PM
Earth to dust already has been nuked, dude. Lol. It was nuked looooong ago.

And i agree, runes would be nice to have, just like hundreds upon thousands of other systems on GK which would be nice to have, but will never be done :)

Splke
09-16-2004, 08:19 PM
Transferrance rune works.. but, on yourself, rather then another person. (it will still work on others, but try summonning massive amounts of pets using this tactic :P)

thrashsoul
10-04-2004, 02:15 PM
Sounds cool.