It would be pretty silly to create a RPG and not have some cool loot to collect. Some of the most powerful items in Ophidian Wars are called Core - and finding Core will not be made easy.
Sidenote: See what I did there with the title of this post? I took my clever pills this morning, oh yeah.
In regards to the lore of Ophidian Wars, Core is absolutely crucial - it's the lifesource of each Spectral being. All Spectrals have Core, and it's believed that's it not only their lifesource, but a direct bond to the planet itself. When a Spectral is killed, the Core is usually shattered and returned to the planet to be "reseeded." In more rare cases, the Core has been maintained fully intact, appearing like the examples above. As you might imagine, fully intact core is quite powerful, and therefore highly coveted. If you want a bit of a puzzle, see if you can match up the core above with some of the Spectrals you've seen on the main website.
From a gameplay perspective, Core is essentially high-end loot. Maya will be able to find it and use it to buff her gear - namely the spear, gauntlet, and amulet that was gifted to Maya by her sister as the game begins. If you scroll down to the inventory screen in the previous post, you can see the three items, and how Core will be socketed in to each piece of gear.
If you're avid action/RPG fans like we are, I can assure you that it will be a blast messing around with different combinations of Core and finding the best effects for your playstyle. Questions and comments welcome as always!
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