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    Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by ZikoLogiKa NL on Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:45 am









    Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists





    Eventhough all are born blind ,
    Xanthous Luminaries are not even ridiculed behind their back..



    These mysterious archeologists have been around for centuries , operating in the shadows behind enemy lines
    as an elite group of intelligent visionaries , allready fully aware that the human mind is the greatest weapon alive..
    Xanthous Luminaries serve an unknown deity but can be recognized by their large headwrap and dark yellow skin..


    They have highly evolved senses and an obsession for everything peculiar..
    Only a handfull of humans are currently aware of their existance
    but nobody knows exactly where they came from..


    Born blind according to prophecy ,
    they roam all parts of Lordran with an unsatisfied hunger for knowledge
    while trying to retrieve the most extraordinary oddities and fabeled relics known to mankind..


    We became masters of mindcontrol and manipulation
    since we studied the ways of The Six Eyed Channelers
    who became our greatest allies ,
    making up for our own lack of sight..


    Not much is known at this point ,
    but we believe this will help us finally unravel the mysteries
    behind the long lost and forgotten King Jeremiah..
    .

    In order to put the pieces of the puzzle all together ,
    Xanthous Luminaries will travel all across the globe
    in search for the most peculiar and fabeled objects known to mankind..

    We are currently unaware if all of these extraordinary artifacts are actually obtainable ,
    or rather only ideas which do not yet exist in a pure tangible form..

    We exist to seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave and
    some day we hope to be able to explain how humankind came to be in its present nature..




    -OUR PURPOSE-


    In order to put the pieces of the puzzle all together ,
    Xanthous Luminaries travel all across the globe
    in search for the most peculiar and fabeled objects known to mankind..

    We are currently unaware if all of these extraordinary artifacts are actually obtainable ,
    or rather only ideas which do not yet exist in a pure tangible form..

    To become succesfull ,
    members must infiltrate all covenants of Lordran
    while trying to hide their true purpose at all times..

    Members are allowed to participate in jolly cooperation and PvP
    but ranking up can de done through PvE only
    if anyone chooses to do so..

    New titels will only be awarded
    to members who have offered a set amount of the items mentioned below ,
    along with the following artefacts needed for further investigation:


















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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by ZikoLogiKa NL on Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:45 am





    -VOCATIONS-

    SPINDOCTORS


    Members of this mysterious vocation of blind Luminaries are not to be understimated.
    They are considered masters of mindcontrol and therefore
    have chosen not to use any offensive spells during combat.
    Spindoctors who focus on intelligence
    are wielding the fabeled Trident at all times
    to show heritage to the Six Eyed Channelers
    by temporarily manipulating the brains of their allies.


    MANIPULATORS OF PHYSICS


    Supernatural members of this particular vocation
    are considered to be warlocks and spellswords of all trades.
    Often wielding a catalyst opposite of a pyroglove ,
    They manipulate the very laws of physics by materialising soul shards
    and firewhips amongst other strange phenomena.


    -RESTRICTMENTS-


    ARMOR


    Head - Xanthous Crown
    Body - Sage Robe / Xanthous Overcoat / Paladin Armor



    WEAPONS



    - Wielding the fabeled Avelyn or the Crystal Ring Shield is highly recommended.
    - Spindoctors who focus on intelligence must wield at least one Trident ,
    mainhand or offhand , and have to equip stat scaling weapons


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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by ZikoLogiKa NL on Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:45 am





    -DEGREES-

    To become succesfull , members must infiltrate all covenants of Lordran
    while trying to hide their true purpose at all times.


    GraveLord Servants will present their Eyes of Death ,
    DarkWraiths have to offer all of their Humanity ,
    Darkmoon Blades will provide us with human DNA tissue samples ,
    Forest Hunters will enlighten us with the fabeled Pendants ,
    while all members of the Luminaries are allowed to rank up
    with the beautifull Sunlight Medals.


    Luminaries will achieve max rank by donating 200 items and retrieving 10 different artifacts.
    The titel for lowest rank will be awarded after donating 20 items and retrieving 1 artifact.


    Special conditions are on a need to know basis !


    -TITELS-

    1 - Impersonification of Knowledge
    2 - Embodiment of Wisdom
    3 - Extraordinary Excavator
    4 -
    5 - Enlightened Visionary
    6 - Awakening Scholar
    7 - Relic Treasurer
    8 - Artifact Investigator
    9 - Thruthseeker
    10 - Empirical Sceptic


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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by ZikoLogiKa NL on Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:45 am





    -MEMBERS-

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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by ViralEnsign_ on Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:37 pm

    If I may say I really like this. May I try out a Pyro/ Avelyn Build for it?


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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by ZikoLogiKa NL on Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:47 pm

    You sure may , that would be awesome !

    I barely see any players showing our beloved headwrap some love so maybe this covenant may spark some interest big grin

    King Jeremiah roleplayers are also welcomed in this covenant. cheers


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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by Ahhotep1 on Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:22 pm

    Nice start and interesting concept Ziko winking I might look into this too!!

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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by ZikoLogiKa NL on Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:29 pm

    Thanks man ! I love your avatar btw 8)

    Im still just getting started and not sure how to work everything out at the moment , but this is becoming a strange covenant indeed..

    lol!


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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by Serious_Much on Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:51 pm

    It's a rather unique covenant. One that focuses on collecting some of the rarest weapons and items in the game, it is something completely new and making the xanthous the covenant symbol. Really interesting.

    I'd say giving more emphasis on ranks to collecting rare things should be made, as well as dictating the covenants that are allowed in, though right now due to it's unattached free nature, the Dark Wraith covenant is a good possibility I think.


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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by ZikoLogiKa NL on Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:07 pm

    Thanks for your input Serious , all suggestions are welcome & greatly appreciated !

    All covenants are allowed , ranking up can even be done by PvE only if anyone chooses to do so. cheers

    It is stated in the part about the rankingsystem but I def need to have it stand out more.

    Im working out the rankingsystem and everything attached to it , but it will take me some more time.


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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by NR-K on Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:00 pm

    Yaay ziko you made it happy

    Looks awesome man. I really dig this idea. Very well written also.


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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by ZikoLogiKa NL on Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:33 pm

    Thanks man !

    Writing the lore and coming up with all the concepts and aspects hasn't been easy , I wonder how I managed to come up with this in such short notice.

    I have to say this forum is a great source of inspiration of all kinds , not only Dark Souls related !


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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by DoughGuy on Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:45 pm

    I think the need for a trident may restrict your members lol. I have a couple I could trade though to PS3 members. Acquired ... questionably but Im happy to share the dance.


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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by ZikoLogiKa NL on Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:24 pm

    haha share the dance , I like that big grin

    Unfortunately carrying at least one trident will be required , main hand , offhand or both are allowed big grin

    I will provide all XBL Luminaries with their starting equipment myself if desired.

    I made some adjustments to my own build , he is now able to carry a magic claymore around which will be switched out for the MLBH when I desire a change. My EQ now also allows me to equip the MLBH on the left , instead of the trident. Im always wielding a trident in my main hand though

    http://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/?c=3380874254878626


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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by ZikoLogiKa NL on Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:34 pm

    UPDATE :

    1 - Our purpose added

    2 - additional Lore added

    3 - rankingsystem figured out , working on rank-titles > suggestions are welcome !

    The Xanthous Luminaries welcome every covenant !



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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by NR-K on Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:28 pm



    A gift for the Ziko in congrats on a cool cov


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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by ZikoLogiKa NL on Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:18 pm

    Yeeah that's awesome AnarKy , tnx man king

    Haha I sent you an avatar/signature related PM yesterday but I just saw you haven't opened it yet. I suppose you don't edit those pictures with photobuckets editor because I couldn't even properly cut out a part of an image out of a picture with it.:roll:


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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by NR-K on Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:40 pm

    i do edit with it sometimes. But mostly gimp

    What were u trying to do?


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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by ZikoLogiKa NL on Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:44 pm

    well , first of all , I was figuring out how to cut a part of an image out of a picture properly , like you did with my Bonewheel sig.


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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by User on Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:51 pm

    I might join... But my mind is numb right now. I will sleep and say yes or no, but I would pick a character of control I think with Xanthous and Sage. We'll see.
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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by ZikoLogiKa NL on Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:06 am

    Acidic_Cook wrote:I might join... But my mind is numb right now. I will sleep and say yes or no, but I would pick a character of control I think with Xanthous and Sage. We'll see.

    Yeeaah think about it , you are welcome to join the Archeologists any time my man.

    If you'd like to join you can participate as often as you choose , there are no boundaries on that.

    The headwrappings look awesome with the Sage robe on male builds , I think Xanthous overcoat or Paladin's chest are more intended to be used on a female Luminary builds silly


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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by ZikoLogiKa NL on Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:16 pm

    UPDATED

    I Loosened up on the restrictments !

    This is my final approach making it so that all build types and covenants are allowed cheers

    - Only members who focus on intelligence have to equip the Trident !

    - All types of builds are allowed , but the Avelyn is a favoured weapon for every Luminary !

    - Giants Halberd is favoured for strength builds !

    - Clothing Restrictments still apply BUT open for suggestion !

    - We are now looking for the Crystallization Catalyst instead of the Bonewheel shield





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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by Extertionist on Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:26 pm

    I have all those items needed to offer. May I suggest adding ghost weaponry and the Tin Cystalization catalyst to that list?


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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by ZikoLogiKa NL on Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:34 pm

    I was thinking about adding the Tin Crystalisation Catalyst aswell because it requires you to go more in depth with the game , thanks, Im gonna swap it out for the Bonewheel shield because that might require too much farming 😢

    well the idea is for people to find most of these artifacts with their Xanthous build by just playing through the game and PvPing & PvEing whereever they want , because all of those items can be used to rank up.

    Im not expecting people to just offer all of the artifacts from their BB that's why I encourage people to use their builds for co-op or PvP by requiring humanity or eyes of death and such to level up aswell.

    Do you have any suggestions what I could reward people with , each time they gain a rank up ?


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    Re: Xanthous Luminaries - Ancient Archeologists

    Post by Extertionist on Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:17 pm

    Covenant items perhaps.


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