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Level None
(100 recommended)
Classification World Change
Version 9.1
July 6, 2011
Status Active


A pharoah resides in his tomb, but can be awakened again.


Horestis Tomb near Ankrahmun.


Access to Sandstone Scorpion for mounting.

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Go to Ankrahmun and head out of town to the ramp here. Go up the ramp heading directly north and follow the path down into the tombs below, you are now in Horestis' Tomb. The Pharaoh, Horestis who resides in this tomb is protected by many creatures.

There are five Ornate Canopic Jars around the tomb that seal Horestis' burial chamber. In order to face Horestis, these need to be broken. They can be broken in any order, you do not have to start from the top floor. There's one jar on every level below the level An Ancient Priest is on. To break them, players must "use" a jar and every time one is used, players may break the jar or see the message "Waaaaaah". Every time you break a jar you are granted one chance to face Horestis, and these chances can be taken as far in the future as you wish.

Each player can use a jar once per (real-time) hour, otherwise they will receive the message "You are too afraid to destroy this object". It is a good idea to get help with this stage by bringing other characters and friends along as it takes approximately 10 - 80 tries to break a jar.
Note: Characters of any level can participate in this World Change and it's possible to break all the jars with the characters of only one account.

Locations of the Ornate Canopic Jars

First Ornate Canopic Jar: Second Ornate Canopic Jar: Third Ornate Canopic Jar:
Fourth Ornate Canopic Jar: Fifth Ornate Canopic Jar:


Guide NPCs can inform you about the current state of the world change:

When there are Ornate Canopic Jars to be broken:

Player: horestis
Guide NPC: Horestis near Ankrahmun is slumbering in his tomb. I wouldn't disrupt his sleep if I were you - this might be better for us all. Seriously.

After the Jars have been broken but Horestis was not killed yet:

Player: horestis
Guide NPC: The great Pharaoh Horestis near Ankrahmun has risen from his slumber to crush all intruders.

After Horestis has been killed:

Player: horestis
Guide NPC: Horestis's body has been desecrated. His curse now hangs over Ankrahmun like the shadow of the vulture and his tomb is almost empty.

A few days after Horestis was killed. This message means the World Change may restart after the next server save.

Player: horestis
Guide NPC: Horestis's body has been desecrated. By now, his curse has ended though. His minions are recovering slowly.

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