Cursed Swords

The weapon of slaughter, the Demonic Sword Zariche, was once used by the Demon Bremmnon, one of the four demon kings. Blood Sword Akamanah is a demonic dual sword forged in blood by Gran Kain, the God of Chaos. The blade anguishes at the touch of air, and it craves blood to renew its energies. Legends say that anyone who touch’s the Cursed Swords will have their personality changed to an evil one, and the bloodlust will be unstoppable, capable of killing an entire city to feed the swords hunger for blood.

The same rules for item obtainment, expiration, and PvP conditions are identical for both Blood Sword Akamanah and Demonic Sword Zariche. All monsters in the world have the potential to drop either one. However, only one of each exists in the whole world. When Cursed Sword drops, the entire world is shrouded in a blood red color and the ground shakes for a few chaotic moments. A server-wide system message notifies players which of the Cursed Swords has appeared.

akamanah_finished.jpgThe character that picks up a Cursed Sword is instantly transformed into a dark warrior. The transformation is the same for both male and female, although the transformation is different for each sword. Upon transforming, the player’s name is replaced with the name of the Cursed Sword, both above their avatar and also in chat. In addition, the Cursed Sword possessor goes into a Chaotic state (red) instantly, and his or her HP, CP, and MP are fully recovered (100%). Through the power of chaos and anonymity, the Cursed Sword holder is driven into PvP combat in order to satisfy the sword's hunger for blood.

When a character acquires one of the Cursed Swords, it is equipped automatically and is impossible to unequip. It is impossible to drop, exchange, or destroy this item from your inventory.

When you acquire a Cursed Sword (Zariche or Akamanah), certain active skills are granted.

The Cursed Swords automatically disappear a certain period of time after acquistion, regardless of the character's online status. When a Cursed Sword holder kills another player, the sword's lifespan shortens but the sword's abilities increase. However, the Cursed Sword must kill every day, or it will be deleted within 24 hours. The character who possesses either sword will be notified via system message of how much time is remaining on the sword and how long it has been since the sword has killed.

When a character who possesses a Cursed Sword dies, the sword disappears or is dropped immediately. And once the player loses either sword, they are transformed back into their original self.

 

Map Functions

One of the functions of the Map is to give the location of the cursed swords. When you open your map (Alt+M), there is a Cursed Weapon dropdown box in the upper left corner of the window. Click on one of the Cursed Sword names from the dropdown menu, then click the Find button. If the corresponding sword holder is logged into the game, then the sword holder's location will be shown on the map, designated by one of the icons below.

Icons

Sword & Meaning

map_akamanah.jpg Designates the Akamanah sword holder's location.
map_zariche.jpg Designates the Zariche sword holder's location.
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Both swords are in the same location.

 

Abilities and Limitations

PK penalties such as experience point loss, item drops, karma increases, etc. will not be applicable to either side in PvP when a player wielding a cursed sword is involved.

A Cursed Sword holder cannot attack players that are under level 20. In the same respect, players must be level 20 or higher to attack the character wielding the Zariche or Akamanah.

Either sword causes its wielder to recognize everyone involved in a siege war as enemies.

When a Cursed Sword holder strikes a player (excluding magic and physical skills), including a Hero, the CP of that player is instantly reduced to 0. When a Hero strikes (excluding magic and physical skills) a character wielding one of the cursed swords, the CP of that character is instantly reduced to 0. When a player that carries Zariche and a player that carries Akamanah attack one another, the recipient’s CP is reduced to 0. The same rules also apply in the opposite instance.

A player wielding either sword cannot join a party with other players. If a player acquires either sword while in a party, that character is automatically withdrawn from that party. The player wielding Zariche or Akamanah also cannot use the party matching system or command channel.

If a player that controls Akamanah acquires Zariche, the newly-acquired Zariche automatically disappears, and the equipped Akamanah's level increases by 1. The same rules also apply in the opposite instance.

The player wielding either sword cannot give or accept buffs and may not be healed or heal other players. However, he or she may use buffs and heal themselves. The player wielding either sword may summon a pet/servitor, but may not ride a pet.

The player wielding either sword cannot participate in the Olympiad. When an Olympiad Hero acquires Zariche or Akamanah, skills designed for Heroes may not be used. The player can use these skills again once the sword has disappeared.