Icon Powers - Tuning and Using - Achaea Online Help

8.21.3 Icon Powers - Tuning and Using

(See also HELP ICONS, HELP ICON STARTING, HELP ICON PLACEMENT,
          HELP ICON COMBAT, HELP ICON COMMANDS, and HELP ICON SHARDS)


Setting up Icons: Primary Tuning
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All Icons can be tuned to provide a primary benefit to House members.

House members with proper authority may:

   HOUSE ICONTUNE PRIMARY <power>

The choice of options can be seen by just entering HOUSE ICONTUNE PRIMARY.
This includes regeneration for endurance or willpower, increases to damage of
various sorts, increases to protection from damage of various sorts, and
increases to strength, constitution, dexterity, or intelligence (see Table 1
below).

At present, the +stat primary powers (+1 con, +1 str, etc) are only active
when the current power of the House Icon is at or over 60.0%.

All other primary powers vary on a sliding scale with the current power
of the House Icon.

The tuning cannot be changed often. The limit is currently once every ten
Achaean years. Some of the power of the icon will be drained by the act
of tuning.


Setting up Icons: Spheric Tuning
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With some restrictions based on the classes that are members of a given House,
Houses may choose to dedicate themselves to one of four spheres - Hell,
Empyrean, Chaos, and Nature. Such dedication is accomplished by an icon tuning
(see Table 2 below).

House members with proper authority may:

   HOUSE ICONTUNE SPHERIC <HELL|EMPYREAN|CHAOS|NATURE>

Current conflicts for spheric tunings:
   HELL tuning:     none with Devotion or Concoctions.
   EMPYREAN tuning: none with Necromancy or Occultism.
   CHAOS tuning:    None with Devotion.
   NATURE tuning:   None with Necromancy.

The tuning cannot be changed often. The limit is currently once every ten
Achaean years. Some of the power of the icon will be drained by the act
of tuning.


Getting the benefits
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Each of the Icon powers, whether Spheric or Primary, provides some sort of
benefit or bonus. To select the Icon power that affects you personally, and
therefore the bonus or benefit you gain at that particular time, use

   HOUSE ICONUSE SPHERIC|PRIMARY

You may change this as often as you like.

To clarify: the House selects exactly one Primary Icon Power. In some cases the
House may also select exactly one Spheric Icon Power. Once those are selected,
it is up to each individual member of the House to select which of those
(primary or spheric) is giving a benefit to that member, and that member only,
at any given time. Member Grolf may select the Primary power (HOUSE ICONUSE
PRIMARY) to apply to himself at this time, while member Enfrina selects the
Spheric power (HOUSE ICONUSE SPHERIC) to apply to herself at this time. Either
or both may change this selection at any time at no cost to anybody, beyond the
loss of the one bonus/benefit in favour of gaining the other.


* Table 1 - House Icon Primary Tunings
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Increased ENDURANCE regen.
Increased WILLPOWER regen.
Increased damage: BLUNT, CUTTING, or MAGICAL.
Increased protection from damage: BLUNT, CUTTING, or MAGICAL.
+1 to one stat: STRENGTH, CONSTITUTION, DEXTERITY, or INTELLIGENCE.

(the +1 stat powers MAY give partial, inconsistent, or no benefit
 at certain Icon power levels below full. Once this is determined
 we will publish the relevant information).


* Table 2 - House Icon Spheric Tunings
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HELL      - increased ESSENCE gain and regeneration.
EMPYREAN  - increased DEVOTION gain and regeneration.
CHAOS     - increased KARMA gain.
NATURE    - enhanced harvesting speed.


(See also HELP ICONS, HELP ICON STARTING, HELP ICON PLACEMENT,
          HELP ICON COMBAT, HELP ICON COMMANDS, and HELP ICON SHARDS)