City Fonts - Achaea Online Help

10.15 City Fonts

HELP FONT/FONTS/EIDOLON

Within each of the six city-states of Achaea can be found an artefact of great
power, known as a font. Most were created during the War of the Divine Child;
these fonts bestow many benefits to their cities, helping protect them from
forces both mundane and supernatural.

The fonts are: 
   - The Well of Chaos in Ashtan.
   - The Icerune Crater in Cyrene.
   - The Cauldron of Infinity in Eleusis.
   - The Fontis in Hashan.
   - The Fissure in Mhaldor.
   - The Flames of Dawn in Targossas.

As the years pass, researchers continue to discover the mysterious ways in
which these relics function. Currently they can be used to:
   - Summon a powerful city guardian to rally and reinforce city guards (HELP
     GUARDIANS).
   - Conjure denizen alchemists to attack the icons of enemy houses (HELP
     LEADERSHIP).
   - Cause the font to radiate powerful auras to aide in the displacement of
     enemies (see below).

Empowering a font
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Those with the necessary rank in the city's military may EMPOWER FONT <power>,
using one of the following options:
   - WEAKEN : A compounding affliction that increases the amount of damage an
              enemy takes.
   - QUAKE  : Send powerful tremors through the earth, disrupting the propping
              of totems.
   - DECAY  : Influence the very fabric of time, reducing the life of any
              persistent room effects such as devotional rites, crystalline
              vibrations, necromantic hands of the grave, and a bard's
              harmonics.

Restoring a font's power
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The benefits of these relics come at a cost: their pools of energy are reduced
when activated. Restoring this energy involves the hunting of special
creatures, intrinsically linked to the fonts of power, called eidolons. To fuel
a font, the corpses of these eidolons must be placed within the confines of the
font, drawing their energies into the very core of the relic.

Because each type of eidolon was created from a particular city font, eidolons
will not empower the font with which they are linked. These are the eidolons
and the cities in which their corresponding fonts are found:
   - Things of Chaos (Ashtan).
   - Mountain Drakes (Cyrene).
   - Flower Maidens (Eleusis).
   - Black Lamassu (Hashan).
   - Hideous Abominations (Mhaldor).
   - Diminutive Fairies (Targossas).

Members of the Security ministry and high ranking army members can check their
city's font power levels with CITY FONT STATUS.