Paragon of Scyros

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~/-\~ The Paragon of Scyros ~/-\~


The Paragon of Scyros is a dim echo of some long-lost glory, the champion of a dead god, possessed of a tenuous link to the last faded remnants of the deity's power. Having assumed the station of the Paragon, you must presumably have access to the obscure knowledge of the rites of Scyros. You should look to them for further information on the capabilities of the Paragon; you will find no further help here.


Spoiler warning: information below includes details, such as solutions to puzzles or quest procedures, that you may prefer to discover on your own.


/---------------------------- System Change 7263 -----------------------------\
|     Summary  fixed scyros energy bug                                        |
|      Number  7263                                                           |
|        Type  content bug fix                                                |
|          By  Twilight                                                       |
|        When  Dec 20 2017 5:54 PM                                            |
| Description  fixed an apparently since-publication bug with the scyros      |
|              office where believing in him does not actually remove spell   |
|              points from you or add them to scyros                          |
|      Result  there is now some limited control the paragon has over the     |
|              energy reserves that s/he is drawing on                        |
|    Projects  Paragon of Scyros                                              |
|     Ratings  Not yet rated                                                  |
|     Version  world revision incremented to Lost Souls 0.10.51               |
\-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/

Contents

How to initiate a challenge

First, get yourself to the Plane of Scyros. The plane floats around somewhere in the Exoma.

Then, kill a scyrotos, solo. Doesn't matter what kind. You can do it in Prime by visiting the lower levels of Spiderwood - there are spider-shaped scyrotoi in there. But wherever you do it, you have to do it without any help. Just you. No summons, no groups.

Then, you need to get to the center of Scyros. This is a room inside the large mass of obsidian. The room has a blue point of light inside it. Once there, recite the following verse (in Graecan):

say O Lord Scyros of the blades in graecan
say I come before you, worthy in graecan
say I come before you, blooded in graecan
say I will carry your knives within my heart in graecan
say I will show the people your glory in graecan
say O accept me, your servant in graecan

Make sure you do one line at a time - and wait for the point to pulse after each line. After reciting the verse, you must remain and challenge the current Paragon to combat to wrest the office away.

You sense that some sort of challenge has begun, and that you must remain here in order to complete it.
The point of blue light pulses.
You sense that a challenge has been mounted for the station of Paragon of Scyros, and that ABC has x minutes to engage the challenger in battle, or the office will be lost.

Using the powers

>believe in Scyros
Focusing on believing in Scyros, you feel spiritual energy flowing forth from you, and can dimly sense it falling into a 
tremendous emptiness that is somehow overwhelmingly, excruciatingly hungry.
  • Believing in Scyros drains all of your SP and satiates Scyros's hunger, and has the side effect of often leaving the believer with mental damage.
  • Scyros hunger levels appear to be: Overwhelmingly, excruciatingly hungry > painfully, achingly hungry > powerfully hungry > hungry > faintly hungry
  • You feel a vast sensation of failure and helplessness wash through you means the god lacks the pool of belief necessary to grant the call.
  • Calls drain from the pool belief has given. The pool also dwindles over time.
  • Powers work more reliably the more satiated Scyros is.
  • Powers may possibly work more reliably if more time is allowed between attempts to call upon Scyros, and/or if the Paragon believes in Scyros between calls - anecdotal, needs additional testing.
  • Rumor has it (from a dev who shall go unnamed) that a more efficient way to fill up Scyros' pool is to go and slaughter towns using cutting weapons.
  • Successfully believing in things requires the Abstraction trait. This is generally only an issue for races with non-anthropic sentience.

Succor

You squawk, _ scyros succor _ in lugubriously-accented Graecan.
You are momentarily surrounded by swirling shards of prismatic radiance.
A titanium scyrotos pyrrheas appears.

Summons a scyrotos. The type of scyrotos appears to be random.

Removal

You sez, - scyros removal - in whistling, shrieking, austerely-accented Graecan.
Hundreds of gleaming blades appear in the air around you and swirl outward from you.
The steel scyrotos skolexis's right fore upper tentacle, fore lower midtentacle and left lower hindtentacle are carved up,
  though it resists the attack.
Killingsworth's head is mutilated, though he resists the attack slightly.
Killingsworth has been stunned.
Killingsworth attacks you.
The black-armoured figure's head, chest, right hand, right leg and left foot are mutilated.
The black-armoured figure has been stunned.
The black-armoured figure attacks you.

Cleansing

Stairs whispers, "I have not gotten this Key to work successfully (nor any of the others, for that matter), but I document it here for completeness."

You assert, -* scyros cleansing... *- in lyrically-accented Graecan.
You feel a vast sensation of failure and helplessness wash through you.

Honing

Provides buffs and hones weapons.

   You are momentarily surrounded by swirling shards of prismatic radiance.
   You feel power flood into your body, filling you with euphoria as you grow stronger and faster and your senses become keener.
   A glowing blue dweomer aura appears around your iron wingblade.
   Your glowing-blue-haloed iron wingblade shifts and flows, reassembling itself from a weapon of fair craftsmanship to a well-crafted one.
   A glowing blue dweomer aura appears around your iron wingblade.
   Your glowing-blue-haloed iron wingblade shifts and flows, reassembling itself from a weapon of fair craftsmanship to an exquisitely-crafted one.
   A glowing blue dweomer aura appears around your iron wingblade.
   Your glowing-blue-haloed iron wingblade shifts and flows, reassembling itself from a weapon of fair craftsmanship to an exquisitely-crafted one.
   A glowing blue dweomer aura appears around your iron wingblade.
   Your glowing-blue-haloed iron wingblade shifts and flows, reassembling itself from a weapon of fair craftsmanship to an exquisitely-crafted one.
   A glowing blue dweomer aura appears around your adamantite longsword.
   Your glowing-blue-haloed adamantite longsword shifts and flows, reassembling itself from a weapon of good craftsmanship to a finely-crafted one.
   A glowing blue dweomer aura appears around your iron javelin.
   Your glowing-blue-haloed iron javelin shifts and flows, reassembling itself from a weapon of excellent craftsmanship to a perfectly-crafted one.
  • The aura effect changes the composition of the weapon, infusing it with a significant amount of dweomer.
  • The reassembly effect increases the craft of the weapon, potentially to unearthly/perfectly-crafted.
  • The level of blessing granted increases based upon the success in using this power, in the order of buff > weapon aura > weapon reassembly.
  • Appears to exclude certain weapons. Anything non-bladed is right out. There seem to be exclusions around sephirotic/qlippotic items and possibly some others, but the general unreliability of the powers tends to hinder rigorous testing. If it doesn't work with certain weapons, maybe try others.

Returning

You echo, |- scyrooos returning -| in lugubriously-accented Graecan.
The air around you shatters into hundreds of whirling fragments.

(conceptual navigation stuff omitted)

a forest of trees and shrubs [n, s, e, w, u, ne, nw, se, sw]

(unsure if the random result involved a failure of the faculty of some sort, or if the returning power is simply a random teleport)

The one time I had it work I was returned to the center of Cis, this was before the implementation of CN. Jensendied 17:08, 17 February 2009 (EST)

Many helpful hints on this office are contained in the Biblia Scyros.


End of spoiler information.
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