The Wayward Prince
Stygia has fallen into in-fighting since the defeat of Thoth Amon, many pretenders have risen to take his place. A self styled prince by the name of Ptah has risen as the most ambitious among them. His lust for power goes beyond dominion over the ruling priesthood of Set. His eyes are aimed toward amassing power from beyond into the outer dark. If we act now we can avoid another war. I don’t need to remind you of the Hour of the Dragon.
He makes his move soon in Khopshef Province…
Warzones is a community driven event made with the purpose to incentivize open world pvp across the various zones of Hyboria. In this event Ptah of the Empire of Stygia will gather the artifacts needed to reach into the Outer Dark and pry into the obsidian horrors that lay beyond. His motives are unclear, but he needs to be stopped. The community can help or hinder the prince and may even sell themselves off as mercenaries to the highest bidder.
The goal in itself is not to stop Ptah, but to simply pvp with a story string attached. With that we hope you all come and enjoy one of the finest parts of AOC that is often overlooked, open world pvp.
The Prince’s Route
The prince is a cocky one. He will not pass quietly through the shadows in his quest. He mocks his adversaries openly, marching in daylight with his slave army and mercenaries.
Blue: The Prince will amass his army in the Black Castle and lead them into Bubshur.
Yellow: He will board his pleasure galley and make for Pashtun to gather the rites needed.
Green: They shall march to the Pyramid of the Ancients where he will attain the manual of instruction needed to call upon the outer dark.
Indigo: The first cease fire zone for all players to gather. Also the first point to hire mercenaries.
Maroon: The second cease fire zone where players can hire additional mercenaries.
They have been added on the map as a way for us to gather and organize. Let’s be respectful while we are here. Remember the goal is to pvp in non-standard areas. Let’s take the fight elsewhere.
Not part of a large or active guild? That’s okay! Hangout by the ceasefire zones and advertise yourself to the highest bidder. We want to include the entire community, not just the big guilds. Ideally we want pvp spread among multiple groups duking it out, not just one group vs the other.
On Friday 25/1 at 8pm PST The Empire of Stygia will enter Khopshef. We ask that everyone give Ptah and his army 20 minutes to get in position at Black Castle and organize their forces. Afterwards we hope you all come to join us, pick a side, and duke it out.
This event is serving as a test. After the event is over we’ll be looking for feedback on how to make it better. We not only want to do more of these, but create more clear objective based “win” parameters, and add more elements to the event to get more active guild and player participation. We also want to have two separate warzones held during EU friendly hours as well as NA friendly hours.
A Final Note on Warzones
The goal in itself is not to stop Ptah, nor is it to zerg one side or the other, but to simply pvp outside of mini games. Let’s do something positive as a community. With that we hope you all come and join, and pvp respectfully. Let’s not aim to pad camp guys, and respect the ceasefire zones. Play responsibly everybody. Peace and love.