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Scavenger Hunt


Beloved Ex-Team Member
In honor of the new Rune Shard changes, we're hosting a Rune Shard scavenger hunt!
Each day we will scatter different Rune shards on player posts. Reply in the comments with the link to these posts to win points.

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:diamond::diamond::diamond: At the end of the challenge, the top 5 will win 500 Diamonds each. :diamond::diamond::diamond:
In the event of a tie, winners will be determined by a random drawing.

A random number of posts from the prior day will be selected to have a different Rune shard icon added to them.
If your post is used for the contest you will also receive a message from us saying it was edited to add a Rune Shard, so be sure to post in the threads for a chance at a spoiler
Posts will only be used from the "General Discussion" threads and from the "Questions and help" threads

For this giveaway, a day is considered 9 PM to 8:59 PM Eastern time and the first Rune shards will be added to posts from February 22nd
The last Rune Shard additions will be for posts from Friday, March 11th.
Entries must be submitted by Saturday, March 12th, at 8:00 pm Eastern Time
The winners will be announced no later than March 15th at 8:00 pm Eastern Time

Forum Competition Rules:

  1. For this giveaway, a day is considered 9 PM to 8:59 PM Eastern time.
  2. The Scavenger hunt starts the 22 February at 9 PM Eastern and Rune shards will have been added to posts starting at 9 PM Eastern on the 21st.
  3. All entries will be hidden until the end of the contest. You can post multiple Rune shard links per entry and you may post your findings daily if you'd like. We will merge your entries for you. We will reveal all of the entries at the end of the contest (so click "unwatch" at the top of this thread to avoid multiple notifications)
  4. All Forum rules regarding inappropriate material and language must be followed.
  5. The Elvenar Team members (US) are not permitted to enter.


Chef - Head Philologist
Here's what I found today: https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/the-buried-city.29629/post-246966

And lol at some of the shards' placements or types! :D

Okay, remembered to go looking for more at the last minute: https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index....nge-of-the-exile-discussion.28894/post-247616
https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/rune-shard-changes.29612/post-247081 (LOL)

79 Rune shards found


Chef, Scroll-Keeper, Buddy's #1 Fan

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1. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/buried-city-live-q-a-bingo.29660/

2. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/the-buried-city.29629/page-6

3. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/the-buried-city.29629/page-6

4. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/royal-restoration.29662/

5. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/i-hit-a-trip-wire.29667/

6. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/i-hit-a-trip-wire.29667/

7. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/beginning-chapters.29652/page-2

8. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/what-do-i-do-with-all-these-supplies.29671/

9. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/blooming-trader-guild.29668/

10. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/buried-treasure-event-mechanics.29670/

11. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/rune-shard-changes.29612/page-7

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13. GR12_AW2_Runeshards.png

14. B_all_aw6_shards.png

15. AW_Runeshards_ch13_1.png

16. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/rune-shard-changes.29612/page-9#post-246986

17. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/ultimate-creatures.29674/#post-247116

18. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/ancient-wonders.29673/#post-247113

19. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/beginning-chapters.29652/page-2#post-247126

20. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/beginning-chapters.29652/page-2#post-247126

21. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/beginning-chapters.29652/page-3

22. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/beginning-chapters.29652/page-3

23. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/beginning-chapters.29652/page-3

24. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/beginning-chapters.29652/page-3

25. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/rune-shard-changes.29612/page-10#post-247123

26. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/rune-shard-changes.29612/page-11

27. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/rune-shard-changes.29612/page-11

28. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/rune-shard-changes.29612/page-11

29. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/rune-shard-changes.29612/page-11

30. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index....m-spirit-discussion.27031/page-11#post-247174

31. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index....nerf-provision-donkey-drops-this-event.29682/

32. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/can-you-be-in-too-many-realms.29690/

33. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/can-you-be-in-too-many-realms.29690/

34. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/tax-collection.29695/

35. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/recruiting-help.29691/

36. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/ultimate-creatures.29674/#post-247120

37. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index....ile-claiming-the-daily-exclusive-items.29687/

38. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/buried-treasure-event-mechanics.29670/#post-247128

39. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/the-buried-city.29629/page-8#post-247629

40. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/the-buried-city.29629/page-8#post-247629

41. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/the-buried-city.29629/page-8#post-247629

42. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/the-buried-city.29629/page-9

43. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/fellowship-badge-change.29720/

44. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/update-v1-148.29724/

45. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/update-v1-148.29724/

46. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/optional-squad-size-research.29705/#post-247630

47. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/troop-boosts.29741/

48. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/beginning-chapters.29652/page-4#post-247932

49. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/beginning-chapters.29652/page-5

50. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index....ighborly-help-improvements.29727/#post-247900

51. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index....ighborly-help-improvements.29727/#post-247900

52. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index....ighborly-help-improvements.29727/#post-247900
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53. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/the-buried-city.29629/page-10#post-248529

54. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/spire-stored-points.29775/

55. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/interesting-psychological-dilemma.29609/page-6

56. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/beginning-chapters.29652/page-8#post-248759

57. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/the-buried-city.29629/page-11#post-248752

58. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/cross-trading.29776/

59. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/cross-trading.29776/

60. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/cross-trading.29776/

61. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/forum-profile.29746/page-2#post-248967

62. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index....or-something-like-it.29786/page-2#post-249001

63. https://us.forum.elvenar.com/index.php?threads/city-movement.28895/page-17#post-249010

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Well-Known Member

Did this thread get punted into the wrong subforum View attachment 12102 while they were hiding easter eggs or am I having a Mandela Effect moment?

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Oh , okay. thanks for that @iamthouth .
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yup ty i figured it out thanks @iamthouth
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Buddy Fan Club member

Well, I found a few more, anyway. I'm getting worse at this as time goes by, lol. Thanks for the contest, anyway; it was fun:

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Well-Known Member

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Chef, Scroll-Keeper, and Buddy Fan Club Member
Ooh ... I'm not sure I understand, but did I get one? Huh, please, purty please? Did I get one?

Yep, I'm an idiot .... I thought you could only post links to the shards on your OWN posts, lol. I just realized that I was a dummy. Anyway, these are the ones I found tonight. I'm going to hunt some more tomorrow in the other forums, after I get some sleep. :)

Btw I tried to post them all at once and they wouldn't load, so I'll just do some at a time. Sorry.

Here's the last for tonight; have a good night:

62 Rune Shards located


Oh Wise One
In my 2nd city, I feel like the coins is what snags you in the first 2 chapters more than anything else. The KP needs for techs are so low that if you sneeze, you finish them. Also, remember they're rolling out the Fellowship tech on random new players so some of them can't join FS right away until they've unlocked that tech at the beginning of chapter 2.
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Edit: I finished chap 1 and 2 in 2 weeks, then hung around in 3 for awhile to run cheapest spire.
You have to click the menu header, File, select Make a Copy from there, to get an editable version for yourself ♥
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Where do I find the Echoes of the Forgotten Building I just won?

I prefer the Festival Merchant for a few reasons. It's a little smaller so easier to fit into my city. It gives slightly more seeds per sq. It has a 6h early collection which works for me because I'm usually on before the 12h total time elapses. It can be crafted in the MA which means I can replace the previous chapter ones with new ones without using RR spells, though that may take a little while, so I may upgrade a couple.
Congrats, at least for the ships!

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I actually think they r cute, lpl
But they are cute asses!
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I agree with you 100%, @Myne.

I recently started a new city (I have three accounts and this new city is under the name Lemon J Wren) and had forgotten the limited ability to use the MA, the lack of timers, waiting on enough goods to finish a tech research, etc. And don't forget, too, if you get a good building from an event, they are frequently too big for a baby city to place. This city got the Amuni ships (I think it's called that) and there is really no place to put a 4 by 5 square building in a tiny town. So smaller event buildings for small cities would be helpful.

I also can't help but think all these artificial limitations drive some new people away, which obviously contributes to the dead cities issue.View attachment 12131

Also, while my FS has offered repeatedly to give unfair trades, I have turned them all down because while some Elvenar players are amazing in their ability to measure game efficiencies and plan ahead, I am not. I'm much more of a "Where am I stuck? Not enough Goods? I should work on improving that." So i can see, where @Yogi Dave mentioned already, where unfair trades can obfuscate a city's deficiencies and contribute to bigger problems later on.

Finally - the need for players to join fellowships for greater benefit is its own challenge. New players definitely benefit from joining, but my tiny new city struggled to get into a good fit. None of the obviously more successful FS's wanted my new city with its terrible numbers and the ones that would accept my city barely understood the game. "Perks? What are those?" Finally got an invitation by a neighbor to join a middling FS and all is well, but, again, it isn't an optimal gaming experience.
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There are a lot of players who choose to stay in FS that are not top ranked rather than switch FS. I don't see how Inno can fix that issue.
Now I want to see if my baby city can top the spire! (Ch 3 on the verge of ch 4) Thanks @Iyapo1! ;) View attachment 12133
My two not-going-beyond-chapter-3 tiny cities are full cater, no barracks or armories or anything military. They have won enough troops and troop instants from events that they can usually fight the first four Spire battles and could fight the first few tourney provinces if I wanted to click more times (I usually don't lol I get plenty of tourney clicking elsewhere). They top the Spire weekly with no issues plus 2-4K tourney. And they LOVE big event buildings - the bigger the building, the more spell fragments it breaks into. :)

Perhaps because those cities are set up for catering (no goods issues), I was pleasantly suprised by the re-vamping of the first couple of chapters. They take less KP now, which is great. And several of the first build and upgrade times have been shortened. And some quests give timers as rewards! View attachment 12151

Besides KP, coins are really the limiting factor to growth and progress early on. I was lucky enough to not have the fellowship tech included so I could join groups right away (for more people for NH as well as trades). I was lucky there too since I promoted myself by using my older cities as examples of my capabilities.

For completely new players, I think there has to be a balance between keeping their interest and helping them realize that this is a game that requires a fair amount of patience. If the first chapters all went fast, guest races would *really* be a slap in the face. I don't think I can judge if they are too slow because I had a plan /goal - EA map of my finished ch 3 city - and was eager to get there. But if the first chapters had been the way they are now when I first started playing, I probably would have less abandoned cities all over the place. (Maybe. The experimenting was lots of fun.)
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Thank you. New to this game, finding it a slowwww grind in me week 1, Chapter 2. In a decent, if semi-active Fellowship. It's actually reassuring to hear that others find it slow going as well; the hurry up and wait aspect is - kind of odd, really.
Why doesn’t Combining Catalyst count towards quests requiring to the acquire enchantments?
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This event is a thinking/strategy game. If you don't have the time/patience to properly learn how to optimise your digging, then sure, it's going to suck. :p
On the other hand, if you take the time to learn how to best utilise your tools, you can make out like a bandit in this event, as it's far less RNG swingy. (ie: no more getting 'RNG-screwed'...)View attachment 12184

Don't worry though, if boring, randumb mass-chest clicking is what floats your boat, mover half of the events every year are just that... then you can instead whine about getting RNG-screwed vs. whining about the time/tactical challenge of an event. :p
Everyone is intitled to their opinion.
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I am late to the party. But I haz been bizzy. Hope this is ok

Oh , okay. thanks for that @iamthouth . Ill get to work when have View attachment 12276

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