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Magincia?? and Invasions??

Discussion in 'UO Players Corner' started by sayler04, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. sayler04

    sayler04 Guest

    Can someone tell me what all the hype in magincia is these days? What is one supposed to do there? And what does one get out of it?

    AND...

    I've al;ready done the sicarii thing, but is there anything more to be gained from battling in the invasions? And if so, what?


    Thanks for your wisdom, and apologies for my lack of it!


    Rage
     
  2. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    There's 3 quests in magincia, from the yellow guy by the gate. Each quest returns a new piece of rubble (all unique, 4 different ones per quest) that require the threads gatherable from either the souls on the island, or leftover from Moonglow. In the case of the Mag souls, the threads will drop in your pack.

    1 type requires spirit speaking (can work even at 0 skill, just takes a lot of attempts) to free the yellow mobs. Life threads
    1 type (the grey ones) can be killed, but are fast suckers. The can also be exorcised by a necro with that spell (and are several times more likely to drop a thread from exorcism). Thought threads
    The last type are red souls (highly aggressive, and call each other for help to dogpile you), and are killed for the thread drops (melee will drop them faster than spells, pets or archery) Fate Threads

    The more quests are done, the more the city ruins clean up (and cause less lag). In fact, almost all the rubble on the ground of the city is gone already.

    the city can also be invaded, from faction sigil monkey business, which means there might also be some invaders, if not a crimson dragon, running loose as well.

    You can repeat sicarii for more poison sacs and gossamers.

    The Skeletal liches in the graveyards have an Undead slayer variant of the Tome of Lost Knowledge spellbook (from Treasures of Tokuno) as loot, as well as an Undead slayer version of the Primer Talisman (library talisman). both are loot on the corpse.

    The invasion spawns have some sick weapons and spellbooks, especially the generals. these items drop into your pack. I got a spellbook from a general that had 5 DCI, 5 LMC and 29 SDI, and something else I can't remember off the top of my head. Crossbow Generals have normal or heavy crossbows with over 50% DI and 50% SSI, as well as a high HLD value and hit lightning, and so on.

    Crimson dragons are said to drop crimson cinctures as loot, but that is the one thing I can't confirm - besides their instanced corpse loot, they also have an explosion loot across the ground of gold and gems, including the alternate form gems that the "strangers" dropped a few months ago.

    The hard part is to decide which thing to do.
     
  3. sayler04

    sayler04 Guest

    wow, that was great info, thanks for the help!
     
  4. Radix

    Radix Guest

    The only reward of the magincia souls is to clean the ruins?
     
  5. Basara

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    The yellow NPC by the gate has 3 quests that take the threads - each character can do each of the quests one time. The rewards are new, unique, rubble types that make nice deco pieces for homes (unlike the random rubble of the invasions).

    The Corrupted souls also effectively take the place of the annoying falsehood or hatred NPCs of other invaded cities, only without the annoying "You have killed an innocent" schtick. If someone steals from me, or attacks me, they aren't innocent.