Shroud of the Apocrea
Shroud of the Apocrea is an event.
In the deep dark below, beyond the space where time wakens and yawns, beyond the shadows cast by the great leviathan of eternity, the Apocrea stir. Within cities where geometry and madness share meaning, constructed from thought, from unnatural impulse, the Apocrea dream dark machines into being.
Only souls keep these engines roaring, heard screaming across distant stars. Only souls can fill their void, sublime in its vast emptiness. Oh such beautiful souls! Bright and vibrant like fruit warming on the branch from a summer’s sun, longing for the pull of the earth below, the chance to seed and grow and birth anew.
What terrible naivety! What utter farce! All of them mere crops against their relentless scythe! Though they may steal sanctuary in the cracks and corners of their terrible realm, it is ever fleeting. The blinding gaze of the Apocrea is boundless.
The daylight, the starlight; all hope is merely waiting for their dark shroud to return this cosmic play to its primordial black.
Dear heavens! The stars grin down with lustful intent! It is an abomination, an embodiment of sublime beauty, dark and blooded! I weep and laugh before the shroud that waits!
Nuul-duggath, I am seared in your gaze oh Apocrea, teeming filth of ages! Nyarrlotth-MORG!
(The remaining pages are a series of indecipherable symbols and patterns, seemingly drawn with great haste.)
- Recovered from the journal of Prof. Allister Danford, Dean of Antiquities - Forum Post.
There are no changes to regular gameplay in the arcade. The only gameplay available for Shroud of the Apocrea is through the event-exclusive prestige mission.
"Shroud of the Apocrea" is a prestige mission that can be started as often as the player desires during the event, so long as the player is at least Rank 4-1. It features a large graveyard called the Grasping Plateu, in which players can search for Apocrean Sigils (by freeing Souls) and encounter difficult monsters. The mission has several random floors of arenas, tunnels, and Grasping Plateaus. The last combat floor is always a Grasping Plateau.
Rewards and Prizes
Apocrean Sigils can be exchanged with Lost Soul (Apocrean Item Trader) for related materials or aesthetics. Players can use the materials to craft various Apocrea-related gear.
Apocrean Sigils do not expire.
This event and its related items (materials, gear, and so on) seem to be described in the style of Lovecraftian Horror.
Other events considered "scary" or "spooky" by the community (such as the Dark Harvest Festival) are not directly tied into the Shroud of the Apocrea. These events just sometimes occur simultaneously.
The Haven Fountain has...changed.
Souls can move on if players help free them.
The Shroud of the Apocrea has happened several times. Below is a calendar for each occurrence of this event. So far, directly-Shroud of the Apocrea-related-items that were introduced during a given Shroud of the Apocrea event have been available in some way during all Shroud of the Apocrea events following the Shroud of the Apocrea event in which they were introduced.
|News Image||Dates and Forum||Duration||Notes|
|1|| 23 October 2013 |
4 November 2013
|13 days||The Obsidian Crusher, Obsidian Carbine, and Obsidian Edge weapons were introduced during this event.|
|2|| 18 June 2014 |
30 June 2014
|13 days|| The Grasping Aura was introduced during this event.
The Obsidian Obelisk type of furniture was introduced during this event.
Related Patch Notes: 1
|3|| 28 January 2015 |
3 February 2015
|7 days||This event was notably shorter than previous events.|
|4|| 12 August 2015 |
25 August 2015
|14 days|| The Obsidian Prize Box was available from the supply depot for 2,600 energy.
Obsidian Obelisk furniture items were also available from the supply depot.
|5|| 2 June 2016 |
16 June 2016
|15 days||The Obsidian Prize Box was available from the supply depot for 2,600 energy.|
|6|| 22 November 2016 |
5 December 2016
|14 days||Obsidian Obelisk furniture items were available from the Featured Auction House.|