War for the Obelisk
The obelisk has been opened and The Sway was the first to get in! So what was inside the obelisk? If you visit the Battleground of the Obelisk you will get a popup with this bright yellow thing called the Oracle.
At long last, the obelisk is opened. It appears as though the 'what' inside is actually a 'who'.
It is the Oracle. You know this because she whispers it in your mind. The power you sought is within her -- a bright, glowing spirit, she has survived the ages in a magic slumber. She is a teller of visions, a solver of riddles, a seer of seers. Long has she awaited this day. All other noise fades away as she whispers again in your thoughts, promising another chance to prove yourself on the Battleground.
Nearby, your leader beckons you to come over. A little worse for wear after the battle, your faction has set up a garrison to reward those loyal to their cause. It looks like you might get to share in the spoils.
After you click out of the Oracle popup, you will see a new countdown clock that says:
The truce ends in: with a timer that ends on Sunday April 28th night.
In the news it gives us this random hint that could have to do with the new countdown: The light is blinding! It spreads across the battlefield in an instant, and that's when you know. The apparitions were a test -- a test that bears rewards, but not for long. It seems obvious to you now that any Sway should make their way to the door. Others will get the chance to prove their worth soon enough...
Tyrannia has also gotten a nice new makeover.
Basic Item Rewards
On the Oracle page you will also see a banner saying the Sway Wins! If you were on one of the losing factions you will get rewarded with a random item that can be anything from a Fire Tipped Spear to a Tomato Bomb. If you were on the sway you get 4 random items.
Sway Swag: Boons
If you were on the sway you are also able to pick this new thing called a boon. There are 5 normal boon options and 2 premium boons (if you are premium). You are able to pick 1 normal boon and 1 premium boon (if you are premium). Once you pick a boon you are not able to change it. You have to pick a boon before the countdown clock is done, and your boon also ends when the countdown clock reaches 0. So the sooner you pick a boon the more benefits you will gain from it.
These boons are little extra things that help out around the site. More information on what each boon does specifically soon. Testing and confirmation is still needed.
The prize shop is also open! When you visit the Mysterious Obelisk - Prize Shop you are rewarded with a number of things. If you partcipated you are rewarded with a site theme and an avatar. If you were on the sway you get an additional sway specific avatar and site theme as well. You can view our Site Themes Page for more information on the site themes, or our Secret Avatars/Fonts Page for more information about the avatars.
You also get rewarded with your trophy and the number of points you earned. If you have seen a point value higher or lower than the ones listed for each range (the points that are missing) please neomail faerieskater2 with the username so we can confirm it and update the information.
You are able to spend the points you earned on the prizes available in the prize shop. Each prize costs a certain amount of points. When you click on an item, it will ask you if you are sure you want to purchase it. After you say yes, it will deduct the amount the item was from your total points you earned, so spend your points wisely!