Ishar MUD

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   Essence is not just a currency; it is a metaphysical embodiment of your
soul's journey through the ever-changing seasons in the world of Ishar. It
resonates with Varenya's design, capturing the essence of your
accomplishments and growth across different epochs.

   When the divine cycle of a season concludes, and all characters are
reborn, your account is imbued with Essence. This precious substance is
granted based on the pinnacle of progress reached across all your

   Calculating the Essence you receive reflects the mystical balance:

   * 2 Essence for having an active character, a mark of your presence in
   the world. 
   * 1 Essence for the first remort, a first step on the path of
   * 3 Essence for every 5 remorts after that (5, 10, 15, ...),
   symbols of continual evolution. 
   * 1 Essence for every 100 total Renown earned, a tribute to your 
   lasting impact.
   You can view your currently accumulated essence at any time with the
"season" command.

   Bear in mind that this balance considers the zenith of your characters'
paths. It melds the highest remorts from one with the greatest Renown from
another, weaving them into a single legacy.

   You may invest your Essence by visiting the "Essence Shop,"
accessible by typing "shop" at the character select screen. This
otherworldly bazaar offers a range of eternal upgrades for your soul, from
augmenting the starting gold and refining the birthright gear of your class
characters to amplifying the pace of your existential growth.

See Also: Remort, Renown, Seasons