Opening of a passage to Silan
Orphie Dradius, Ranger Guide, sent her people all over Atys to spread the good news:
Woren siloy homins !
Recently, a Jugula infected with Goo was spotted in the Grove of Confusion. It has been killed since then, during a hunting expedition arranged by the Kingdom, but it remained to be discovered how it appeared. That has now been done: it was contaminated by Goo Heads coming from Silan... via an ancient and highly damaged tunnel dug by the kitins that we discovered not far from the Jugula.
After working for several weeks, we have managed to make it almost usable, even though the trip is not without risk because of unavoidable minor barkslides.
We make it available to any homin who would like to travel to Silan, but will keep the Silan-toward-Mainland route closed so as to limit its use, and thus its degradation. Otherwise, we would no longer be able to maintain its fragile state of repair.
We have therefore started negotiations with the Powers to make possible a return to the Mainland. They have agreed that the guides located near Silan's teleporters will sell teleportation pacts to return to the Island.
If you wish to return to Silan, we are waiting for you at the entrance to the tunnel in the Grove of Confusion. But don't expect to come out unscathed, despite our reinforcements!
Any departure from Silan, the beginners' island, was before now, final. From now on (Saturday February 17, 2018), it will be possible to return at will from the Mainland.
This significant change is meant to allow new players to visit the mainland and thus better apprehend the reality of the game (discover the beauty and diversity of landscapes, animals, outfits, spells... explore the sandbox style game with more seasoned players), while being able to return to Silan to resume the gameplay learning missions.
As a result, any new player departing Silan is from now on being given a teleportation pact to come back there. In addition, any players (even an old one) already on Mainland can use the new tunnel to return to Silan (expecting to lose a few health points!) where they will be able to buy pacts allowing them future returns.