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The Velvet Key Mod Team ([personal profile] velvetyhelpers) wrote2012-04-29 11:41 am

DUNGEON BASICS/ITEMS

How does dungeon crawling work?

A party of PCs can only travel up to five floors in a single night, and the maximum number of characters in a given party is also five. There are teleporters on every five floors that lead back to a matching one at Caliban's entrance; characters can either resume from the floor they left off on, or start from 1F and work their way back up.

What about random encounters?

Fighting Shadows in Caliban is left up to players' discretion re: when and how it occurs. The Shadow Database lists which Shadows are found where, as well as how often they are encountered, weaknesses, and resistances. Also note this list is available as a file shared ICly.

What if we want to go treasure hunting?

On each floor of Caliban, up to three chests will be found in varying places. The likelihood of a given item being in a given chest is based mainly on two things; the block a party is in, and the item's rarity. Rarity is noted here on a scale of one to five stars, with one being incredibly likely to appear and five being incredibly unlikely.

When a party is exploring Caliban, they can specify what floors they'll be on a mod can make a note of what specifically will be found on each floor (a maximum of 12 chests total). As an example, a player could specify they will explore floors 1 to 5. One of the mods will then determine through RNG the contents of each chest on each floor, and report back with a list of three specific items for each floor. Unneeded items and weapons can be sold to Eileen at the weapons shop for a small to medium amount, while gemstones apparently have no other practical use but for resale.


At the moment, 100 floors are open, separated into five as of yet unnamed blocks.

FIRST BLOCK (1F - 15F)

RESTORATIVES/BATTLE ITEMS

Medicine - Restore one ally's strength by a small amount (50 HP) ☆
Soul Drop - Restore one ally's energy by a small amount (10 SP) ☆
Dis-Poison - Removes 'poison' from one ally. ☆☆

WEAPONRY

Shortsword - A very easy to use one-handed sword, but not of the best quality. ☆☆☆
Practice Bow - A beginner's bow used for practice. Not very durable. ☆☆☆

TREASURE

Amethyst - A shining purple gemstone. Resell price: $150. ☆☆☆☆☆



SECOND BLOCK (16F - 36F)

RESTORATIVES/BATTLE ITEMS

Medicine - Restore one ally's strength by a small amount (50 HP) ☆
Medical Powder - Restore one ally's strength by a moderate amount (100 HP) ☆☆
Snuff Soul - Restore one ally's energy by a moderate amount (50 SP) ☆☆
Patra Gem - Removes 'panic', 'fear', and 'distress' from one ally. ☆☆☆

WEAPONRY

Shortsword - A very easy to use one-handed sword, but not of the best quality. ☆☆
Practice Bow - A beginner's bow used for practice. Not very durable. ☆☆
Kishido Blade - Long and heavy two-handed sword. Decent quality and power, but hard to swing. ☆☆☆
Heavy Axe - Axe used to destroy the opponent's amror. Powerful, but heavy and slow. ☆☆☆

TREASURE

Amethyst - A shining purple gemstone. Resell price: $150. ☆☆☆☆☆
Emerald - A sparkling green gemstone. Resell price: $200 ☆☆☆☆☆



THIRD BLOCK (37F - 55F)

RESTORATIVES/BATTLE ITEMS

Medical Powder - Restore one ally's strength by a moderate amount (100 HP) ☆
Snuff Soul - Restore one ally's energy by a moderate amount (50 SP) ☆☆
Fierce Sutra - Temprarily increases party's Attack. ☆☆☆

WEAPONRY

Kishido Blade - Long and heavy two-handed sword. Decent quality and power, but hard to swing. ☆☆☆
Heavy Axe - Axe used to destroy the opponent's amror. Powerful, but heavy and slow. ☆☆☆
Tizona - A brave champion's sword. Good quality, fairly durable. ☆☆☆☆☆

TREASURE

Onyx - A black gemstone. Resell price: $250 ☆☆☆☆☆



FOURTH BLOCK (56F - 76F)

RESTORATIVES/BATTLE ITEMS

Medical Powder - Restore one ally's strength by a moderate amount (100 HP) ☆
Chewing Soul - Restore one ally's energy by a moderate amount (100 SP) ☆☆
Protection Sutra - Temporarily increases party's defense. ☆☆☆

WEAPONRY

Heavy Axe - Axe used to destroy the opponent's amror. Powerful, but heavy and slow. ☆☆
Tizona - A brave champion's sword. Good quality, fairly durable. ☆☆☆
Friuli Spear - Lightweight but strong spear. ☆☆☆☆☆

TREASURE

Onyx - A black gemstone. Resell price: $250 ☆☆☆☆
Opal - A white gemstone reflecting many colors. Resell price: $300 ☆☆☆☆☆



FIFTH BLOCK (77F - 100F)

RESTORATIVES/BATTLE ITEMS

Antibiotic Gel - Restore one ally's strength by a large amount (200HP) ☆☆
Precious Egg - Fully restore one ally's energy (100% MP) ☆☆☆
Homunculus - Automatic protection against one instant death skill. ☆☆☆

WEAPONRY

Shigetou-yumi - Bow bound tightly with rattan. Durable, but difficult to use. ☆☆☆
Assault Rifle - Light, low-caliber rifle. ☆☆☆☆☆

TREASURE

Sapphire - A deep blue gemstone. Resell price: $350 ☆☆☆☆☆



SIXTH BLOCK (100F - 123F)

RESTORATIVES/BATTLE ITEMS

Revival Bead - Revives a fallen ally with half their HP. ☆☆
Fierce Sutra - Temporarily increases party's attack. ☆☆☆
Dis-Charm - Removes 'charm' status from one ally. ☆☆☆
Megido Gem - Moderate almighty damage to all enemies. ☆☆☆

WEAPONRY

Aroundight - Sword that emits a cold light. ☆☆☆☆
Ouka Jumonji - Cross spear engraved with cherry blossoms. ☆☆☆☆☆

TREASURE

Opal - A white gemstone reflecting many colors. Resell price: $300 ☆☆☆☆☆
Sapphire - A deep blue gemstone. Resell price: $350 ☆☆☆☆☆
misplacedxsheath: (I'm going to pretend I didn't see that.)

[personal profile] misplacedxsheath 2012-08-25 06:01 am (UTC)(link)
Does it matter if the party has changed between Caliban visits? Like if Margulis gets together a completely different party from the one he had last time, would he be able to pick up where he left off since he was part of the group that went through those five floors or would he have to start over since the rest of his team hasn't been through the first five floors?
misplacedxsheath: (What a waste.)

[personal profile] misplacedxsheath 2012-11-14 09:09 am (UTC)(link)
Herpderp, things that occurred since it may or may not be relevant soon: Does it have to be all five, or can any number of people from the group continue as long as everyone involved has reached that floor? If the former, does that mean that drops force a group to start over from the beginning and if the latter, can multiple people who have reached the same floor in different parties pick up from there if they form a party of their own or does everyone have to have gotten to that floor in one group?