"You've hinted at more faction-related stuff coming up - is this in Publish 56?" Yes! The next round of content adds completely new rewards and incentives for Factions. Amongst them are many new items, a few of which we can tease about below. Faction Equippables: A set of enhanced Artifacts. They will be available for purchase via a collection box in your Faction Stronghold (later on, silver collected this way will benefit your faction, but that will be in a future publish.) These items will have several restrictions: Bound to the character that purchases them - they won't be tradable or equippable by anyone else Durability has been added to many of them, requiring repairs as they're damaged Can only be repaired with the new Powder of Perseverance, a faction-only item. (Powder of Fortification will not work on them) Available only to certain ranks; if you lose your faction rank you will no longer be able to equip an item of that rank. We'll release the full table of items in the notes when the publish goes to Test Center, but here are a few examples so you can see what we mean by "enhanced": Rank 1: Rune Beetle Carapace with additional +3 to all resists Rank 4: Crimson Cincture with additional +5 Dexterity Rank 7: Spirit of the Totem with enhanced resists (instead of the linked resists, this version has Phys 20% and 10% in each of the others) Rank 9: Folded Steel Reading Glasses with additional +10 DCI Rank 10: Ornament of the Magician with additional Mana Regen 3 There are a total of nineteen new artifacts spread out across the various tiers. Faction Consumables: In addition to the new artifacts, a number of new consumables will be available for purchase with silver. Anyone in the faction will be able to use the items (they are freely tradable) but there will be a cooldown on many of the items, based on rank. Examples of the consumables include: Stronghold Rune: One-use item that will teleport you to your faction HQ (standard criminal flagging rules apply) Shrine Gem: One-use item that can be used to teleport your ghost to the nearest shrine Powder of Perseverance: A variant of Powder of Fortification that can be used on the new faction items. Enhanced bandages that also remove curses Two new types of potions There will also be a new item for sale that allows Human players to equip Elven items. Start stocking up your silver, and when this goes to Test Center we look forward to your feedback and bug reports!