Dakota pulled his hat lower over his eyes as he stepped out from the shade of the repository. He looked up at the sky, blue and clear, but the skeleton in the relic room had his mind occupied.
It wasn’t labeled but the bones were perfectly preserved and displayed with expensive metal wire coated to resist corrosion. Dakota even suspected some magic was involved. Why would someone take such care and then not bother to label what they’d preserved?
Dakota sighed and leaned up against what had been called the Lost Door. The gargoyles would have to find a new title for themselves, he thought, though Blackrock was living out the “guardian” part quite well. Gargoyle guards, stern and armed, were always stationed at the door’s entrance. They were looking at Dakota with raised eyebrows now, as though wondering why he was desecrating their sacred relic with his shoulder.
A little unnerved, Dakota decided to head back inside. Maybe there was something he missed about that skeleton…
But all was as he’d left it. The lirionox growled, kicked a rock at the wall just because and turned to leave again, only to be suddenly face to face with Pandoria.
The goddess stood there quite calmly. In fact, she had a bit of a smile on her face; Dakota wondered if she thought his startled expression funny and scowled.
“I see you’ve found this place. I wondered when you would,” she said.
Dakota snorted. “And a great help you’ve been,” he retorted.
Pandoria’s jaw tightened but, to Dakota’s surprise, she didn’t smite him then and there for his attitude. Instead she held out her staff and the gem atop it began to pulse and glow. White tendrils of light shot out and formed themselves into what Dakota recognized as a fossil, looking oddly like it would fit the skeleton Pandoria stood beside.
“You will start finding these soon,” she explained, “and when you do, bring them to Raimia. She will know what to do with the magic I left in them.”
“What are you talking about? Fossils? Are you bringing back creatures from the dead now?” Dakota demanded.
“In a sense,” Pandoria said, “they’ve always had life left in them, preserved until now. These Lysadors have a fascinating history, you know…you must ask one to tell you how they helped me once, long ago. And now, my promise is fulfilled.” And with a coy smile the goddess was gone.
Dakota blinked, feeling blindsided. He’d come here for relics, but reports had recently come in of imps sneaking around, and now this...
Introducing the Lysador!
Be sure to sport this new default avatar in the forums if you love it!
Click above to explore!
The sun rose just a few short hours later and as predicted the imps had given up on their search and left Aibrean be. Lights came on in the shops, doors were propped open to invite others to come in, and a few table displays were set up outside to show off some of the things one could buy in the store. Soraya was surprised to see Aibrean sleeping peacefully on a large sack of moon dust and she wondered where the sprite had come from. She remembered that she had been expected to visit Raimia, but had apparently taken a wrong turn somewhere.
“Perryn, put some tea on the stove. We have a guest!” she shouted to her partner.
“Welcome everyone, one and all!” a tall and domineering gargoyle said as his doors opened for the first time to a throng of customers. “I hope you're enjoying your visit to our Quarry! Due to the influx of travelers, I am pleased to announce our grand opening!”
The Quarry is open, which means it's time for everyone to start enjoying some fun activities centered around this area.
Be sure to visit the giveaway to get your stone Pickaxe, you are going to need it!
You can enter the dig site from two areas on the quarry map. On the main map, as well as an area inside the repository. Speaking of which, the Repository has been unveiled, go see all the wonders!
(click above for the forum guide!)
At the bottom of the dig site, you'll notice your level indicator.
Everyone starts out at Level 1.
Each week of consecutive digging raises you one level.
Once levels are open, you may dig where you choose.
Each level has unique opportunities for items.
Sneak Peek of items on each level:
What will we do with all these trinkets we dig up?
Good question, it's time for...
Crafting with Soraya and Perryn!
When you enter their shops, you'll see craft plans!
Perryn's Craft plans have the Blackrock sigil on them:
While Soraya's has a diamond!
Utilizing these plans, and the recipes on the helpsite, you can make hundreds of items! Here's a small viewing!
And much, much more!
A guide is in the forums in Mistic Chat, and we'll answer any questions on the mining and crafting there on the board.
Enjoy the fun Mistica!
Well, the request was sent in for a ballroom, Pandoria herself can whip out an amazing foxtrot, but something seems to have gotten lost in translation, because now we have a BALL PIT!
Tumble on in Mistica!
What a crazy weekend, full of fun and cheer for many across the world of Mistica. We are proud to introduce, for your pets fun... The Mistic BallPit! Hours of entertainment for your pets!
You can take a turn every 3 hours, but come back in 2 if you are a Champion! The price is steep at 1700mc, but well worth it, and look at how excited your pet is!
Now pets seem to be dissapearing in the ballpit... but do not fear; the owners are offering an extra hour in the ballpit for the inconvenience!*
Go ahead, have a ball and JUMP IN!
You can find the game in our Game Garden!
*pets will not vanish utilizng this game*