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Alva /19 ⍟

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Talk to AlvaSorry, exile. I'm busy.

IntroductionThank the gods! You're no saint, I can see that. Though who am I to question what form divine providence comes in?

I am the great Alva Valai, Reliquarian extraordinaire! A seeker of mysteries, explorer of the unknown, lover of all things that glitter - and I need your help.

The lost Temple of Atzoatl; Halls lined with finery, boxes stuffed with glimmering riches and relics touched by insurmountable power! For eons lost to history... until now.

The Temple of AtzoatlI believe the secret of its location lies here in the Vaal City which, until very recently, was submerged and completely unreachable. It's a tale that beggars belief - some devil coated the land in darkness, but a hero banished it and raised the city from the riverbed! Then some bandits swept in, claiming invaluable artifacts and blocking the only entrance until an even mightier hero sent them packing. If they were around I'd ask them to help me achieve unfathomable wealth, but... you'll do I suppose.

Alva's PastWhen I was young, my father gave me my first call to adventure by enlisting me in the employ of Dominus' navy. I used to love the sea. The way it smelled. The freshness of the air... but, some 'stuff' happened and I returned to Theopolis, intent on living a ladies life. Ha, it was not to be, obviously.

My lust for excitement brought me to the Reliquarians - a secret society of treasure hunters, funded by those cold and greedy societal uppercrusts. I had my father pull some strings and before I knew it, I was amongst it all, raiding temples and tombs across the land. But, well... you're an exile, you know how the Templars are. Untrustworthy is one way to describe them. When I came across a manual of Vaal blood thaumaturgy, I knew I couldn't let it fall into their hands. And it never did.

Though that damned High Templar knew I was keeping something secret... And so, no longer welcome amongst the nobility, here I am. Luckily there's a fortune to be made here and a few of my old clients still remain loyal to me when it comes to spending what they have inside their purses.

AtzoatlThe lost Temple of Atzoatl is said to be the most famed in all Vaal history and myth. Best I can tell, the Temple began its construction in the final years of the Vaal Empire. The exact date of its completion has been hard to ascertain as it occurred shortly before the events which brought about the civilisation's extinction.

Perhaps it is the fragility of the timeline that has made Atzoatl such a staple of Vaal mythology. Some say it was a place of darkness, home to the most vile of sacrifices. But there are others who claim the temple to be the birthplace of technology - even our own is said to pale in comparison to what was being forged within those walls.

Scholars today have even suggested that it was the treasure house for Queen Atziri herself. Whichever is true, it was bound to have been fiercely protected by fanatics and royalty alike. And if something's worth protecting, well, then it's worth bloody taking!

OriathWell, most of my market no longer exists... but, I'm an adaptable type, and there are plenty of pirates, thieves, tyrants and nutters who will pay good coin for my finds.

I may just have to do a little extra legwork to find 'em.

Time LoopWe found the temple, but our job isn't done. Vaal corruption has tangled time and space, and there's much to be gained by delving deeper.

We could learn vast amounts by experiencing more time cycles and seeing every possible outcome! We're back where we started, but that also means we have a fresh opportunity to forge Atzoatl exactly as we please - and reap its rewards.

HideoutYou've found yourself a hideout! Could be a good staging ground once we've found the temple in the present-day. Let me know if you've got space for me.

Invite to HideoutGreat! I'll see you there.

IntroductionThank the gods! You're no saint, I can see that. Though who am I to question what form divine providence comes in?

I am the great Alva Valai! Reliquarian extraordinaire, seeker of mysteries, explorer of the unknown, lover of all things that glitter - and I need your help.

The lost Temple of Atzoatl; Halls lined with finery, boxes stuffed with glimmering riches and relics touched by insurmountable power! For eons lost to history... until now.

EinharEinhar would have fit into Atziri's empire quite nicely. The man's no stranger to ritual sacrifice, though thankfully he limits his bloodletting to beasts. He doesn't seem to have much of an interest in opulence, which is great news for me. As long as Einhar sticks to what he's best at, we'll get along fine.

NikoNiko's a bit of an... oddball... yes, but if you can put up with his quirks, he's not without his uses. The mine he so passionately guards is simply filled to the brim with glittering goodies. I've been trying to cozy up to him in the hopes that when he hits the motherlode, I'll be right there next to him.

ZanaI've never met anyone as protective of their creations as Zana. It's not like her astrolabe thing can send us back in time... wait, can it? What does that thing do, anyway? I've seen the places it takes her. Some of them are truly horrifying! They make the Vaal look tame as kittens. Not Zana though... she's a lion with a kitten's face.

JunI'm trying to stay on Jun's good side. She's not aggressive or anything - not to me anyway - but I've seen her polishing daggers, staring off into the distance. That's a look I recognise from my days around some less-than-reputable treasure-hunters. A killer's look. She's out for someone's blood.

HelenaWhat a lovely woman she is. Had a few run-ins with her back in Oriath but I don't think she remembers... probably best, since I was hawking some forged heirlooms at the time, and she's got a knack for spotting forgeries. Now that I'm running an above-board operation - more or less - I'm looking forward to getting to know her.

NavaliI've not spoken to Navali about it yet, but I have to wonder how our little forays into the past affect her visions of the future. I also wonder why she isn't using that little power of hers to make us all unbelievably wealthy. Imagine all the Grand Arena matches we could bet on! I'd much rather watch some disemboweling than do the disemboweling myself, if it's all the same to her. I guess, when you really think about it, all that Vaal blood is on her conscience!

Order of the DjinnSo Jun's people snuck about history stashing powerful artifacts, did they? Do you happen to know if any such artifacts were stashed in the Temple of Atzoatl at any point... no? Fine. Just a thought.

The Temple of AtzoatlI believe the secret of its location lies in the Vaal City which, until very recently, was submerged and completely unreachable. But with all that's going on, the city has risen from the depths, and... well, it's still completely unreachable. It seems the only way to get even close is across the river, and the only crossing is overrun with bandits. I've a plan that could make both of us unbelievably wealthy, but... perhaps one day....

The Temple of AtzoatlI believe the secret of its location lies in the Vaal City which, until very recently, was submerged and completely unreachable. It's a tale that beggars belief - some devil coated the land in darkness, but a hero banished it and raised the city from the riverbed! Then some bandits swept in, claiming invaluable artifacts and blocking the only entrance until an even mightier hero sent them packing. If they were around I'd ask them to help me achieve unfathomable wealth, but... you'll do I suppose.

Incursion Rooms Flavour /87 ⍟

RoomFlavour
EntranceThe tomb unsealed, what will it yield?
Apex of Atzoatl'Tis not the meek who reach the peak.
Poison GardenSweet scents mask foul intents.
Sacrificial ChamberSacred words read to bless the dead.
Tempest GeneratorWhite mists form a quiet storm.
Trap WorkshopFrom the hollows, death soon follows.
Surveyor's StudyBorders drawn; liberties gone.
Royal Meeting RoomA few beguile the rank and file.
Storage RoomRelics rust and gather dust.
Corruption ChamberPowers dance with fate and chance.
Explosives RoomCogs assemble to make walls tremble.
Armourer's WorkshopAn opus penned through metal's bend.
Sparring RoomA sharpened blade breaks the charade.
GuardhouseStoic they stand at their Queen's demand.
Splinter Research LabThe Dreamer's call has entranced the Vaal.
Gemcutter's WorkshopDestruction stems from within these gems.
VaultDarkness drifts through gilded gifts.
Jeweller's WorkshopEarth demolished, mined and polished.
WorkshopThe constant din drowns many a sin.
Shrine of EmpowermentEnergies bloom within the gloom.
Pools of RestorationCold and cruel, this pristine pool.
HatcheryDarkness blessed this vile nest.
Flame WorkshopBeneath your feet flows sweltering heat.
Lightning WorkshopSparks jump between arms of the machine.
Cultivar ChamberMadness feeds the vile seeds.
Hall of OfferingsRed gifts flow to the pits below.
Hurricane EngineThunder booms through hewn stone rooms.
Temple Defense WorkshopSanguine wine sups steel spines.
Office of CartographyDark magics guide a nation's divide.
Hall of LordsFrom on high they send countless to die.
WarehousesSecrets encased by names now erased.
Catalyst of CorruptionFlesh kissed by the crimson mist.
Demolition LabStone walls shaking with the might of unmaking.
ArmouryFresh recruits drag iron suits.
Arena of ValourCries fill the halls, blood stains the walls.
BarracksGlory charms the men at arms.
Breach Containment ChamberEyes peer through a seam from beyond the dark dream.
Department of ThaumaturgyThe thaumaturge's vice extracts a high price.
TreasuryLives shattered for gold scattered.
Jewellery ForgeWealth engorged by the heat of the forge.
Engineering DepartmentMetal moans in fearful tones.
Sanctum of UnityVicious affairs atop the stairs.
Sanctum of VitalitySons and daughters drowned in these waters.
Automaton LabForged forms assemble in swarms.
Omnitect ForgeFlames desire to empower the spire.
Omnitect Reactor PlantPower flows to where no man goes.
Toxic GroveToxins pave a verdant grave.
Apex of AscensionForm sliced through, but born anew.
Storm of CorruptionDarkness flies across the skies.
Defense Research LabWhirring blades and barricades.
Atlas of WorldsDevices baroque hide worlds bespoke.
Throne of AtziriA vision, sublime, untouched by time.
Museum of ArtifactsHeirlooms, rotten, long-forgotten.
Locus of CorruptionDarkness coalesces, imbues, and blesses.
Shrine of UnmakingFlames and smoke soar; what was is no more.
Chamber of IronA bacchanalia of the finest regalia.
Hall of ChampionsBlood spills for cheap thrills.
Hall of WarDeath dwells in small cells.
House of the OthersThe Dreamer's reach extends through the breach.
Doryani's InstituteThe enlightened fall victim to Doryani's dark dictum.
Wealth of the VaalAn empire's stash survives the ash.
Glittering HallsThe stones of old, wreathed in gold.
FactoryThe world burns, the cog turns.
Temple NexusThe temple's heart, a work of art.
Sanctum of ImmortalityFlesh rending for life unending.
Hybridisation ChamberCaught between meat and machine.
Crucible of FlameEarth torn asunder births a mechanical wonder.
Conduit of LightningArcs emerge to power the scourge.
ChasmTread steady and slow lest you end up below.
PassagewaysCruel acts debase this tight space.
HallsSmoothed stones hide bleached bones.
TunnelsWorn hands etch an echoing stretch.
PitsEach well drenched with rotting stench.
Banquet HallMen in fetters feed their betters.
TombsThe scent of death fills every breath.
AntechamberMadness claws from inky maws.
CellarShadows choke; a lightless yoke.
CloisterCold clay smothers decay.
Torment CellsThey rot for ages in iron cages.
Torture CagesIron bars tell of the criminal swell.
Sadist's Den'Til the end of time they pay for their crime.
Strongbox ChamberGuarding treasures of extravagant pleasures.
Hall of LocksLocked in the dark, awaiting a mark.
Court of Sealed DeathMillennia passed, released at last.
Hall of MettleFought and died for cowards that hide.
Hall of HeroesTheir deeds inspire, their spirits never tire.
Hall of LegendsTheir names outlast the crumbling past.

Crafting Bench /190 ⍟

MasterNameMaster LevelCost
AlvaSword In Ground41220
AlvaCrypt Fire Pit34400
AlvaCrypt Rubble2330
AlvaCrypt Table52570
AlvaCrypt Tomb41220
AlvaTorch1910
AlvaVaal Marker41220
AlvaFresh Giblets52570
AlvaOld Giblets43170
AlvaDecrepit Fence41220
AlvaWinged Statue715320
AlvaTombstone3710
AlvaTomb610720
AlvaVaal Debris2330
AlvaVaal Fire Pit2860
AlvaVaal Furniture1380
AlvaVaal Pylon2330
AlvaAncient Books1140
AlvaGlowing Embers64090
AlvaColossus Hand655070
AlvaColossus Head655070
AlvaColossus Leg655070
AlvaColossus Sword655070
AlvaBlackguard Barricade52570
AlvaCatapult Ammo715320
AlvaSevered Heads64090
AlvaRuined Banner64090
AlvaTemple Basin31860
AlvaRuined Book Shelf52570
AlvaRuined Chair41220
AlvaRuined Divider41220
AlvaBroken Floor2330
AlvaRuined Large Sofa Bed64090
AlvaRuined Long Table3710
AlvaRuined Mat3710
AlvaRuined Ornate Chair3710
AlvaRuined Sofa52570
AlvaRuined Sofa Bed41220
AlvaRuined Standing Lamp3710
AlvaRuined Stool52570
AlvaRuined Table41220
AlvaRuined Torture Table41220
AlvaRuined Experiment Table715320
AlvaAncient Vessel2330
AlvaSarcophagus43170
AlvaVaal Sarcophagus43170
AlvaWeapon Rack64090
AlvaVaal Letter31860
AlvaEmaciated Corpse52570
AlvaCavia Porcellus56760
AlvaBloody Corpse52570
AlvaDisembodied Corpse52570
AlvaEmaciated Corpse Pile610720
AlvaCavia Porcellus Pile735890
AlvaBloody Corpse Pile715320
AlvaCovered Corpses64090
AlvaSarn Archway735890
AlvaCorrupted Specks715320
AlvaCorruption715320
AlvaBoat Remains3710
AlvaLarge Boat Remains43170
AlvaBoat Wreckage52570
AlvaBody Bag56760
AlvaDriftwood Log2330
AlvaDriftwood Archway56760
AlvaMast Arch715320
AlvaLarge Rocks52570
AlvaLarge Fortification610720
AlvaDecayed Statue56760
AlvaChurch Pillar41220
AlvaLarge Pillar56760
AlvaChurch Wall Gate625560
AlvaLarge Church Wall Arch715320
AlvaCrypt Pillar56760
AlvaCatacomb Pillar56760
AlvaStone Pillar41220
AlvaWeathered Pot1380
AlvaLarge Crypt Rubble3710
AlvaFellshrine Ruins735890
AlvaChurch Wall610720
AlvaStone Well31860
AlvaLighthouse Remains735890
AlvaStone Archway516020
AlvaThick Trees610720
AlvaDecorated Tree56760
AlvaDecorated Trees715320
AlvaWebbed Tree43170
AlvaTree Hut735890
AlvaVaal Altar610720
AlvaVaal Pillar516020
AlvaRuined Columns625560
AlvaRuined Pillar52570
AlvaSwamp Tree Stump41220
AlvaSwamp Tree56760
AlvaHungry Exile41220
AlvaTired Exile41220
AlvaFrightened Exile52570
AlvaFull Armour Stand31860
AlvaBow Rack31860
AlvaRound Weapon Rack516020
AlvaHighgate Weapon Rack735890
AlvaBody Armour Stand1910
AlvaHelmet Stand1910
AlvaSitting Lion Statue47490
AlvaSleeping Lion Statue22040
AlvaStanding Lion Statue625560
AlvaGolden Lion Statue655070
AlvaLarge Aqueduct Boat735890
AlvaBelly Ground Spikes610720
AlvaImpaled Monster625560
AlvaFlesh Glob610720
AlvaBlood Fog (Red)715320
AlvaBlood Fog (Yellow)715320
AlvaBeast Egg stalk715320
AlvaBeast Eyestalk715320
AlvaAbsorbed Flesh610720
AlvaBulbous Flesh610720
AlvaVestigial Organs610720
AlvaVascular Growth715320
AlvaWall of Spikes56760
AlvaGlandular Anemone735890
AlvaTumorous Cluster610720
AlvaStygian Tick610720
AlvaHead Platter52570
AlvaGarden Column47490
AlvaRapture Device516020
AlvaSarn Palm56760
AlvaRuined Arch715320
AlvaDig Machinery56760
AlvaWooden Board3710
AlvaExcavated Brick2330
AlvaCloth Post41220
AlvaRuined Column64090
AlvaRamshackle Hut715320
AlvaRubble Strip41220
AlvaArchaeologist's Peg1380
AlvaAncient Rubble2330
AlvaExposed Ruins2860
AlvaDried Well47490
AlvaFoothills Grass3710
AlvaFoothills Debris3710
AlvaWagon Wheel41220
AlvaOssuary Brazier56760
AlvaWeathered Grave41220
AlvaOssuary Plaque41220
AlvaOssuary Grave56760
AlvaOssuary Grave Marker516020
AlvaOssuary Pillar516020
AlvaBone Sculpture610720
AlvaBone Display715320
AlvaSkull Pile41220
AlvaMosaic Wall34400
AlvaPooling Blood56760
AlvaArakaali Egg610720
AlvaGruthkul Shrine735890
AlvaRyslatha Tree625560
AlvaSeed of Corruption516020
AlvaSlave Cage43170
AlvaSlave Pens Barrel2860
AlvaSlave Pens Bed31860
AlvaSlave Pens Bench3710
AlvaSlave Pens Bunk Bed31860
AlvaSlave Pens Chair2330
AlvaSlave Pens Crate41220
AlvaSlave Pens Dining Table56760
AlvaSlave Pens Drawing Table2860
AlvaSlave Pens Rug64090
AlvaSlave Pens Stool1140
AlvaSlave Pens Table31860
AlvaSlave Pens Wagon52570
AlvaVaal Armour Rack715320
AlvaVaal Atlas Chart735890
AlvaVaal Block52570
AlvaVaal Bookshelf47490
AlvaVaal Curtain3710
AlvaVaal Figurine34400
AlvaVaal Large Altar47490
AlvaVaal Mechanism625560
AlvaVaal Mummy625560
AlvaVaal Notes56760
AlvaVaal Reading Table47490
AlvaVaal Round Altar610720
AlvaVaal Rug34400
AlvaVaal Scattered Papers56760
AlvaVaal Square Altar610720
AlvaVaal Statue516020
AlvaVaal Tablets43170
AlvaVaal Treasure Trove735890
AlvaVaal Weapon Rack625560
AlvaVaal Weathered Pillar610720