Vex Thal - "Heart of Shadow"
The first and greatest of the goddess Luclin’s creations were the giant four-armed immortals called the Akheva.
Guardians of the moon, their powers were unchallenged by any other lunar race and they ruled a vast section of the moon’s dark side, in the region today known as the Maiden’s Eye. There, they built a mighty citadel called Ka Vethan.
For ages, they remained the most powerful force on the moon of Luclin, served by numerous other races (most notably the Centi clan of the tegi, who crafted many of the Akhevans’ greatest weapons).
Yet eventually the Akheva’s great culture fell, as so many do, because of greed and violence. The Akhevan high priestess, Akelha’ra, created a twin from her own blood and shadow. This twin, called Atenha’Ra, was to aid in the administration of Akhevan affairs. However, in the end all she brought was destruction.
In those days, the Akheva spoke a language called the Fleshless Tongue. While outsiders might learn to understand a handful of words, this language in its entirety is utterly incomprehensible to ordinary mortals. Yet many Akheva at that time chose to communicate directly with mortals in their own languages. Atenha’Ra, devoted to the service of Luclin and utterly convinced of Akhevan superiority, demanded that the practice be stopped and that
Akheva speak only the Fleshless Tongue. Akelha’ra resisted, and the Akheva began to split into rival factions.
Though to outsiders this might have seemed a trivial cause for conflict, to the Akheva it was a matter of deadly seriousness, and in time the rivalry between the followers of the two priestesses exploded into open warfare. The factions fought viciously, the members of each claiming that they were the true servants of the goddess.
The conflict raged for many years, and many Akheva perished. At long last, the priestess Atenha’Ra prayed to Luclin and summoned a great storm to destroy her rivals.
She got far more than she bargained for — the resulting tempest blasted the region and scoured it of life. Akelha’ra and many of her faction perished in the cataclysm, but in the end the war had no real victor, for both sides were devastated. As the storm subsided, Atenha’Ra led her people from the place, now called the Maiden’s Scar, and founded the citadel of Vex Thal. Those still loyal to Akelha’ra’s cause remained behind in the Maiden’s Scar, inhabiting the ruins of their old temple.
The rivalry between the two factions continues today, but neither has the numbers or the will to march on the other. Just the same, the rival strongholds — the Akheva Ruins and the deadly citadel of Vex Thal — remain two of the most dangerous places on the moon of Luclin.
Keepers of the Fleshless Tongue
Loot Aten Ha Ra (AHR), December 22, 2016Leggings of Secrets - Nildrach, 186 DKP
Torch of Judgment - Zeramus, 184 DKP
Crimson Runed Mask - Kaizo, 200 DKP
Ancient: Destruction of Ice - Nildrach, 36 DKP
Soul Essence of Aten Ha Ra - Gertarh, 260 DKP
Loot Aten Ha Ra (AHR), January 2, 2017Leggings of Secrets - Tade, 187 DKP
Great Shadow Platemail - Kaizo, 255 DKP
Wristband of Judgement - Snoogles, 182 DKP
Soul Essence of Aten Ha Ra - Stac, 295 DKP
Ancient: Feral Avatar - Somdood, 2 DKP
Loot Aten Ha Ra (AHR), January 12, 2017Orb of Secrets - Tade, 161 DKP
Mask of Judgement - Meeseeks, 200 DKP
Soul Essence of Aten Ha Ra - Naginni, 314 DKP
Ancient: Destruction of Ice - Ozirus, 5 DKP
Loot Aten Ha Ra (AHR), January 23, 2017Ancient: Greater Concussion - Impurio, 1 DKP
Torch of Judgment - Klain, 151 DKP
Orb of Secrets - Zephon, 168 DKP
Gloves of the Crimson Sigil - Kaizo, 120 DKP
Soul Essence of Aten Ha Ra - Arkonn, 331 DKP
Well holy shit! This completes our Tour of Luclin Series. It looks like we beat EverQuest.
Miss the rest of the ass-whoppings we handed out across Norrath's tidally locked satellite? Don't know your Tashakhi's from your T’sharnell's? Trying to figure out why everyone thinks this Seru dude is such a jerk? Check out the rest of our Tour of Luclin coverage!
Oh My GoD
After months of protest, appeals and resilient affirmations of intent, Gamebreak Games has reversed their stance on combining Gates of Discord and Omens of War! We will now be able to experience the expansion that John Smedley called, "SOE's worst mistake in five years," pure and unadulterated. In addition the full timeline for 2017 has been released:
Planes of Power & Legacy of Ykesha – Weds, February 1, 2017
Lost Dungeons of Norrath – Weds, April 26, 2017
Gates of Discord – Weds, July 19, 2017
Omens of War – Weds, September 13, 2017
Dragons of Norrath – Weds, December 6, 2017
Expansion content unlocks on Phinigel are scheduled for 2PM pacific time (5PM EST "Guild Time") on the day they’re to occur, unless there’s a reason the team needs to change a specific expansion unlock.
Ready to PoP!
Looking at the schedule, I noticed that it looks like Planes of Power is coming out in just a few short days. Can you believe it? It's too bad. I was really enjoying clearing the same bullshit trash for hours on end week in and out in Vex Thal! Truly thrilling content.
Our aggresive raid schedule can be found at the top of that guide as well so check out the plans for the planes! TMO has built up incredible momentum over the past couple expansions and we fully intend to push that even harder coming into Planes of Power.
Thank you all for being a part of it and enjoying Luclin together. I personally found a new appreciation for this expansion that saw me quit the first time around and that's in no small measure due to the community we have here. Looking forward to PoPing super hard with all my favorite foxy ladies and cuteboys!