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You are bold to enter the Kingdom of Drakkar, where dangerous creatures hoard their treasure and lure the luckless to their doom. Recruit others to aid you in your quests. As your power grows, so too will your challenges. Take heed! Portals connect forbidden cities, and lands exist that have yet to be discovered.The Town of Nork, Volcano Town, the Province of Maeling, and the City-State of Frore are the only known cities that remain within the Kingdom of Drakkar. When the Empress released Evil into the Kingdom centuries ago, the earth was rent, and a great deluge drowned the lands. The only remnants of their shared history are the portals that connect them. Those who live on these islands lead isolated lives and protect their homes by whatever means they can. Ice fields, deserts, volcanoes, and treacherous oceans keep them from venturing too far. Those who wander are beset by beasts in lands of legend.
The Kingdom of Drakkar(c) is an online multi-player adventure game. Since it is a multi-player type of game, players from around the world can adventure simultaneously in the same fantasy game.
The Kingdom of Drakkar spans over 250,000 hexes of playing area. To give you an idea of how vast Drakkar is, the City of Nork and all its dungeons account for perhaps a quarter of game play area. And there are players who have never exhausted even the Norken dungeons.
These 250,000 hexes cover a wide variety of cultures, dangerous creatures, and terrain. New areas, game items, and quests are constantly being developed, so Drakkar is an ever-changing and ever-expanding world.
You begin Drakkar with little but the shirt on your back and your fierce heart, but soon you will have acquired weapons, armor, and the skills you need to venture forth in search of creatures to kill, quests to solve, and treasure to acquire.
First, find a trainer in your favorite Profession. Which one? Although advanced classes such as Paladins exist, initially you will dedicate to one of the six basic character Professions; Fighter, Martial Artist, Mentalist, Healer, Thief, or Barbarian. Supply yourself with armor, a weapon, healing potions and now you’re ready to venture into the twisting labyrinths that lie below.
Here you’ll find challenging monsters such as orcs, troglodites and ogres; treasure such as gems, gold, and jewelry; weapons such as maces, axes, and longswords; all types of armor; and mysterious scrolls, some of which contain valuable clues.
Search out a maze in the dungeons beneath Nork only to find yourself trapped until you defeat the King Minotaur himself. Brave the frozen fields of Frore in search of a deep lake. There a mysterious monster lies in wait, for the brave or the foolhardy.
The open-ended game of Drakkar allows you to set unlimited goals. You will want to gain character experience and hone your skills, therefore becoming strong enough to survive more exciting adventures. And don’t forget, much of the fun of Drakkar is in meeting fellow players and forming parties to conquer the untamed lands.
CONFESSIONS OF A DRAKKAR ADDICT
“It’s not my fault. Really, it isn’t! There I was peacefully minding my own business when one of the guys called us all into his office to see this great new game. Well…it did look pretty fun.
There he was, swinging away, felling Orcs and Stunners and Thumpers and Mummies like nobody’s business. Of course, he’d been playing for a while, which explained why he was so good with that Firebreath Discipline. And the stuff he got as he searched the dead bodies! Diamonds, emerald logs, gold coins, psi gear; it made my mouth water.
Then he took us on a tour through where he was fighting in Drakkar. On the way out of the caves I was amazed at the piles of stuff just waiting to be picked up. After swimming across the channel and fending off a Shark (animated, no less) , we were in the city of Nork. He explained that this is where newbie players get started and outfitted before facing the perils in the dungeons beneath Nork. It did seem easy enough, with a point and click interface and crisp, clean graphics.
I was intrigued. It looked easy. It looked fun. I decided to take the plunge. I don’t play many computer games, but this one caught my eye. Armed with a credit card, I visited the web page and got my account.
That was 6 months ago. My Ment just joined a party going after the Chipper staff for Ravensclaw. Chipper was hitting us and hitting us hard…luckily we had some big Healers along or we would have been toast. Even with my Mama scales I died twice…about average for the rest of the group. Finally after 45 minutes of fast and furious fighting, we triumphed, and Ravensclaw got his Staff. We retired to the Pub to take a few deep breaths, crow about the victory, and plan the next Lair hunt.
Yeah, I’m hooked. But hey, it keeps me off the streets.