BALANCE OF POWER - Achaea Online Help

17.1.4 BALANCE OF POWER

Balance of Power is an event in which you take on the persona of one of
history's Legends. These Legends may be from Achaea, from earth's history, or
from one of earth's myths. When a Balance of Power is announced, you will be
able to become one of the following Legends. The syntax is: JOIN BOP <arena>.
You will be automatically assigned an unused Legend that you will play during
the event.

The Legends are:

SAHART, Founder of Shallam         SERVELAN de Vermiis, the Orator
Blademaster MATIC Ridley           King SOLOMON, the Wise
GLANOS, Founder of Ashtan          Lord NICATOR, the Chosen One
CALLISTO, the Father               Aleister CROWLEY, the Beast
LEONARDO da Vinci, the Artist      Sir LANCELOT du Lac, the Warrior
Madame BLAVATSKY, the Mystic       ORPHEUS, the Musician
SINOPE, the Mother                 King CHARLEMAGNE, the Conqueror
PLATO, the Philosopher             PARACELSUS, the Healer
BABA Yaga, the Witch               King LA'RAMHIS, of the Tsol'aa
JOAN d'Arc, the Martyr             PASIPHAE, the Beloved

Upon becoming a Legend, you will be deposited into the Matsuhama Arena, in
Delos. Once the Balance of Power has been started, you must try to slay the
other Legends, to become the last one standing. The abilities you will have are
as follows:

HEAL
  - Syntax: HEAL
  - Heals some health.

MEDITATE
  - Syntax: MEDITATE
  - Heals mana.

FLAME BOW
  - Syntax: SHOOT <adventurer> <direction>
  - Inflicts damage.

WEB TATTOO
  - TOUCH WEB <target>
  - Webs someone. Unlike normal web tattoo, it does use mana.
  - WRITHE to unweb yourself.

SHIELD TATTOO
  - TOUCH SHIELD
  - Puts up a magical shield around you. Uses mana, unlike normally.

HAMMER TATTOO
  - TOUCH HAMMER <target>
  - Destroys someone's magical shield. Uses mana, unlike normally.

LIGHTNING WAND
  - POINT WAND <target>
  - Does more damage than the flame bow.

In addition, you will find that you have the skills of Vision and Survival to
do with as you please.

Note that in Balance of Power, almost every action aside from moving and
writhing will cost something. You will lose a second of equilibrium for trying
to target someone with your lightning wand or flame bow whom you can't hit.
Using them successfully takes mana and equilibrium. Even the tattoos use up
mana. Essentially, the idea is that you have to much more carefully manage your
health and mana than in normal combat, because while you're healing your mana
or health, that's all you can do. You can't drink vials of health or mana
elixir to heal while also attacking, or while also putting up a magical shield.