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Not a stone but a soul?

Calkrow

Active Member
  • NPC's will drop a single type of Ember Essence (name is a WIP) that will "fill up" a permanently equipped Ember Stone. The amount of essence per creature will vary and it will be automatically split amongst group members similar to how coin currently is. Specific ember creatures such as ashen variants will likely drop more of this essence than others.
  • The ember stone is not something you traditionally "Equip" - it is a permanent fixture to your character that cannot be removed, traded, banked, etc. In order to obtain ember essence you must earn ember essence through adventuring.

I fully admit to not knowing all the lore of the game, understanding it is still being worked on.

Are our avatars the embers that are adrift? If so then perhaps it is because they have an ember soul. So the ember essence we collect fills our soul.

Just an idea.
 

Undone

Codemaster
Stormhaven Studios
I fully admit to not knowing all the lore of the game, understanding it is still being worked on.

Are our avatars the embers that are adrift? If so then perhaps it is because they have an ember soul. So the ember essence we collect fills our soul.

Just an idea.
Embers Adrift means different things to different people. You are free to interpret it however you like :) It's one of the reasons we went with this name.
 

Calkrow

Active Member
Yes I recall you've said similar before.

I was thinking about a better way of defining the vessel that the avatar has for holding ember essence. A stone sounds something physical whilst a soul is intangible; it makes more sense (to me) why it isn't removable, tradeable, bankable and has a finite limit. The experience of adventuring nourishes the soul.

Feel free to use the idea :)
 

Elloa

Administrator
Stormhaven Studios
Yes, the vessel to hold the ember essence is physical. Ember is a natural phenomenon.
Our lore is very science based.

Maybe it will branch out into something more metaphysical at some point, but for now, it's very down to earth.
 

Calkrow

Active Member
Interesting. Seems strange you can't do all those things with a phyisical [ember] stone.
 

Calkrow

Active Member
If it's a physical stone it seems hard, in terms of lore, to explain why it can't be traded, banked, lost.

Can you still collect ember essense when you don't have your bag?
 

Elloa

Administrator
Stormhaven Studios
Lore wise it's a physical stone, like a cristal. There is many reasons for that and once you will know more about the Lore it will make sense to you
The fact that it's not tradable, bankable and lost is gameplay purpose.

So let's just assume that Lore wise, you are just really attached to your stone and don't want to lose it ;)
 

Elloa

Administrator
Stormhaven Studios
We are not exploring the spiritual world with Embers Adrift. It's very down to earth, with natural phenomenons (even if they are fantastic natural phenomenon), and not metaphysical ones. We do not have deities, spirit, ghost nor magic. It's a very "atheist" view. (quite funny as IRL, I'm very much into metaphysics and spirituality, and I do believe in the existence of the soul)

So, lore wise, what we want is a physical stone, that store up the ember energy.
Gameplay wise, we don't want you to trade it with other players

So we will not find a very complicated explanation lore wise that doesn't fit the rest of the lore to justify a gameplay mechanics. Sometimes Lore explanations to gameplay mechanics can be done and sometimes it can not be done.