[Sprites] The Depths: An Alternate Underworld

Discussion in 'Biomes & Nature' started by Snickerbobble, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. Snickerbobble

    Snickerbobble The Painter

    Hello everyone! Time for my next big biome suggestion. This took weeks of effort so I hope you enjoy it. If you find that there is too much to read, there are plenty of sprites you can glance over instead. I present to you:

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    This alternate Underworld is found in the deepest caves of certain worlds, and is themed around shadows and geology. A land of pure darkness, with crystals lining the walls, makes this cavernous wasteland of times long forgotten a beautiful, yet terrifying place. Creatures of the dark and earth roam here, eager to track down outsiders to grow their cthonic cult, lead by the sinister sorceress, Chasme.

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    A brave warrior with new equipment takes on the creatures of the deep. Glistening quartz clusters form from the moist shale and dips in the terrain collect water and quicksilver. Water turns a dark blue and drips from the ceiling when it rains thousands of feet above.

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    This is just a preview shot, but quartz castles and arquerite apartments are found within the middle third of the map, with long century-old stalactites that hang from the ceiling. In the outer thirds, petrified trees can be found with gems spread out among all the shale.

    Legend

    According to legend, a little over a thousand years ago, Chasme, the Shadow Child, was born during a total solar eclipse. Those born during an eclipse were believed to be evil and full of complete darkness. Her mother, a grand sorceress, gave her an enchanted heart pendant necklace to help repel the evil energy within her daughter, but that would only last so long. With each passing year, Chasme grew more and more powerful.

    When the day the heart pendant lost its effect, Chasme unleashed her shadow fury! She set half the town ablaze in her sinister shadowflame spells, giggling maniacally. Before she could destroy the whole village, she fell for a trap where she was locked up inside a small silver chest, locked with a holy key enchanted by the town's council of grand casters.

    As it was a witch who couldn't be burned, it was left deep underground in its chest, leaving it to never see the light of day again, to ensure it wouldn't terrorize the surface anymore. But eventually the chest couldn't contain the Thing's wicked power any longer as it seeped within the underground, transforming the cavern into a horrifying abyss of pitch darkness.

    It's said that those who wander into the Depths will face Chasme's wrath, and never be seen again...

    ...but that's just some miner's myth, probably to scare young children from playing within the caves.


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    Quicksilver
    Tool: Empty Bucket
    Info: Liquid mercury. You can resist it for 2 seconds before taking an increasing DoT mercury poisoning debuff. The deeper you sink, the slower you become, but if you come in contact with the liquid for a brief moment, you will gain a speed buff for 30 seconds.
    Collisions: If Quicksilver touches Water, it forms Quartz [​IMG]. If Quicksilver touches Lava, it forms Stone. If Quicksilver touches Honey, it forms Glitter Blocks [​IMG].

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    Shale Block
    Tool: Copper Pickaxe+
    Info: Finely grained sedimentary rock that makes up most of the Depths.

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    Shalestone Block
    Tool: Nightmare Pickaxe+
    Info: Denser blocks of shale scattered throughout the Depths, which can generate with gems within. In hardmode, Onyx will generate in some Shalestone.

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    Petrified Tree
    Tool: Copper Pickaxe+
    Info: The oldest trees transformed into stone. Unlike any other tree, these require a pickaxe to break. They appear naturally in the outer two thirds of the Depths, but can be grown from a planted Acorn in Shale Blocks anywhere. Inspired by @SzGamer227's Ashwood Trees suggestion!

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    Petrified Wood
    Tool: Copper Pickaxe+
    Info: Old stone blocks for building and furniture uses, that can also be crafted into gear equivalent to Pearlwood's power.

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    Quartz Block
    Tool: Nightmare Pickaxe+
    Info: Decorative minerals that grow off of Shale Blocks. Also formed when Water comes into contact with Quicksilver, except in the Depths, where the two liquids become more Quicksilver.

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    Geodes
    Tool: Copper Pickaxe+
    Info: Uncommon items dropped by Geomancers, can be placed on shelves for a collection.

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    Arquerite Ore
    Tool: Nightmare Pickaxe+
    Info: A precious alloy of silver and mercury. It gives mercury poisoning after a couple seconds of contact, and drops half a tile of Quicksilver upon mining in the Depths.

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    Shale Brick
    Tool: Copper Pickaxe+
    Info: A pebbly block for decoration. It's made of 2 Shale Blocks, or a Shale Block and a Stone Block.

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    Quartz Pillar
    Tool: Copper Pickaxe+
    Info: A building block made from 2 Quartz [​IMG]. Places vertically if facing left, places horizontally if facing right.

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    Quartz Brick
    Tool: Copper Pickaxe+
    Info: A block for building made from a Quartz [​IMG] and a Shale or Stone Block.

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    Quartz Block
    Tool: Copper Pickaxe+
    Info: Another building block made with 2 Quartz [​IMG].

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    Quartz Furniture
    Tool: Copper Pickaxe+
    Info: A whole furniture set made out of Quartz [​IMG]. Crafted at a Gemforge [​IMG]

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    Arquerite Brick
    Tool: Copper Pickaxe+
    Info: A brick made of Arquerite and Shale/Stone. Just like its ore, it poisons after a moment, unless you have protection.

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    Geo Torch
    Tool: Copper Pickaxe+, or Right Click
    Info: Torches found within the ruined buildings in the Depths, emitting a faint purple glow.

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    Glitter Block
    Tool: Copper Pickaxe+
    Info: A pretty but messy block! Forms when Quicksilver touches Honey.

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    Silverfall Block
    Tool: Copper Pickaxe+
    Info: Globs of Quicksilver drip down inside. Crafted with Glass at a Crystal Ball nearby Quicksilver.

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    Gemforge
    Tool: Nightmare Pickaxe+
    Info: A large carved geode with quicksilver and gem additions. Used to craft Arquerite Bars [​IMG] and to accept the sacrificial Ruby Relics [​IMG] to unleash Chasme.

    HARDMODE

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    Shadow Brick
    Tool: Copper Pickaxe+
    Info: A dark block. A circle of Shadow Bricks are generated when Chasme is defeated, holding her drops.

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    Living Fog
    Tool: Copper Pickaxe+
    Info: These are friendly foggy blocks that are occasionally dropped by defeated enemies in the Depths after Chasme is defeated. They appear semi-transparent (GIFs can only be solid or not, sorry), and if possible, able to have their own layer to have foggy scenes in front of background objects.

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    Diamond Dust
    Tool: Copper Pickaxe+
    Info: Dropped by the Crystal King and can be placed as a gravity-effected background block, like Coins.

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    Ember
    Tool: Copper Pickaxe+
    Info: Dropped by King Coal and used to upgrade the Ruby Staff. Can also be used in place of gel to craft torches. An Ember and 5 wood make 33 Torches.

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    Onyx Shalestone
    Tool: Nightmare Pickaxe+
    Info: Shalestone with some Onyx in it, can be mined to drop Onyx [​IMG].

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    Black Gemspark Block
    Tool: Copper Pickaxe+
    Info: A dark gemspark block that emits a dark gray glow, created with Onyx.

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    Onyx Gem Lock
    Tool: Copper Pickaxe+
    Info: A gem lock for the Large Onyx gem [​IMG].

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    Liquid Sensor (Quicksilver)
    Tool: Copper Pickaxe+
    Info: A liquid sensor for Quicksilver

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    Liquid Sensor (Any)
    Tool: Copper Pickaxe+
    Info: An existing tile, tweaked to accommodate Quicksilver.

    As the terrain of the Depths is comparably safer than the Underworld's, the enemies and boss are more difficult to compensate. Most enemies drop Ruby Relics [​IMG] at a 0.2% chance, with Shades dropping at 5%.

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    Albino Bat
    HP: 52
    Defense: 9
    Damage: 38
    Drops: Albino Bat Banner 0.5%
    Info: A blind bat with hearing so incredible, it's as if it wasn't blind for the player.

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    Shadow Slime
    HP: 55
    Defense: 12
    Damage: 34
    Drops: Shadow Slime Banner 0.5%
    Info: A nearly pitch black slime that propels high into the air when swimming across Quicksilver. It has a high chance to inflict Darkness, and a low chance to give Blackout. (I am aware of the Shadow Slime from Console, but they can always rename, like they did with Honeycombs.)

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    Geomancer
    HP: 85
    Defense: 16
    Damage: 40
    Drops: Purple Plumber's Hat [​IMG] 0.2%, Geode [​IMG] 6%, Stone Rose [​IMG] 2% Shadow Sphere [​IMG] 2%, Living Shadow Staff [​IMG] 2%, Cthonic Cloak [​IMG] 2%, Amethyst 2%, Geomancer Banner 0.5%
    Info: Loyal cult members well-practiced in geomancy. They run quickly and teleport, occasionally launching a series of Shadow Spheres at the player.

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    Shade
    HP: 140
    Defense: 10
    Damage: 46
    Drops: Ruby Relic [​IMG] 5%, Cheese and Crackers [​IMG] 0.2%, Shade Banner 0.5%
    Info: Beings of pure darkness that drift through blocks with the ability to freely float through the air. They always inflict Blackout.

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    Sapphire Serpent
    HP: 220
    Defense: 14
    Damage: 36(Melee), 55(Ranged)
    Drops: Sapphire Shovel [​IMG] 2%, Aqua Stone [​IMG] 2% Sapphire 2%, Sapphire Serpent Banner 0.5%
    Info: A stone and sapphire serpent with water flowing through its veins. It digs around like other worm enemies, except each segment has individual health, and the serpent can only be defeated when one of the segments reaches 0. It can also spew our water blasts from a distance.

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    Goldbat
    HP: 320
    Defense: 10
    Damage: 25
    Drops: Topaz 10%, Goldbat Banner 2%
    Info: A very rare enemy spawn. It drops 10 gold on death.

    HARDMODE

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    Ferroslime
    HP: 450
    Defense: 28
    Damage: 90
    Drops: Gel 5-15 100%, Lodestone [​IMG] 3.33%, Ferroslime Banner 0.5%
    Info: This slime may appear spiky, but that's only its ferrofluid spiking up to come off as more threatening than it is. It gives Blackout.

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    Shadow Bat
    HP: 220
    Defense: 18
    Damage: 62
    Drops: Emerald 2%, Shadow Bat Banner 0.5%
    Info: A stronger and bigger bat that inflicts Blackout.

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    Crystal King
    HP: 500
    Defense: 34
    Damage: 50(Melee), 100(Ranged)
    Drops: Diamond Dust [​IMG] 1-3 100%, Crystal Crown [​IMG] 1%, Diamond 2%, Crystal King Banner 0.5%
    Info: A royal king with powerful geomancy, but is unable to walk. He quickly unleashes diamond bolts which bounce off walls before teleporting. His projectiles work like the Waterbolt.

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    King Coal
    HP: 600
    Defense: 25
    Damage: 60(Melee), 80(Ranged)
    Drops: Ember [​IMG] 1-3 100%, Charred Crown [​IMG] 1%, Ruby 2%, King Coal Banner 0.5%
    Info: He's no merry old soul, he's Crystal King's rival brother, but both have a common enemy and will team up to take down the player. Behaves similarly to the Crystal King, but his magic inflicts On Fire! 100% of the time.

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    Achroma
    HP: 800
    Defense: 35
    Damage: 75
    Drops: Achroma Banner 0.5%
    Info: A hardmode Pinky for the Depths. It bounces quickly, launching high up from liquids and drops 25 gold on defeat.

    As you place the Ruby Relic [​IMG] within the Gemforge [​IMG], you feel as if something is wrong. The Cthonic Cult seizes attack and those who can chant begin to. They speak in an unknown language.

    Thud... thud... thud...
    Rumble rumble rumble...

    You hear the earth trembling around you... (the screen begins to shake)

    The building feels as it's about to crumble apart so you make your way out, standing upon it. It's suddenly quiet.

    Drip.. drip.. drip..

    ...is all you can hear, the water dripping down from the stalactites. You look around, and are the only one seemingly present. All the creatures are hiding.

    And then...

    You hear the most horrific sound. The noise of tearing metal echoes through the caves with a loud boom of thunder. It becomes much darker... (the screen fades to black)

    Then you turn around..

    You see a spirit of a little girl. She appears to be made of purple flame, and she looks quite angry, yet has tears rolling down her cheeks. Before you can say anything, you feel a looming presence and glance up at a shadowstone giant.

    Two green emerald eyes nearly blind you. It's the monster!

    "GET OUT!" they both shriek as the shadowstone giant lunges forward, with the spirit being pulled into the giant's heart.

    Chasme has awoken!

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    Note: incomplete sprite, will finish eventually!


    Chasme
    Head HP: 2500, Arm: 350, Heart: 5,500
    Head Defense: 18, Arm: 14, Heart: 30
    Head Damage: 40, Emerald Energy: 55, Ruby Ray: 70, Arm: 35, Soul: 50, Shadowflame: 42 (all damage gradually increase to 1.5 times more damage the weaker the heart gets)
    Drops: POW Hammer [​IMG] 100%, Shade Blade [​IMG] 12.5%, Quartz Cannon [​IMG] 12.5%, Shadow Claw [​IMG] 12.5%, Staff of a Thousand Years [​IMG] 12.5%, Warrior Emblem 12.5%, Ranger Emblem 12.5%, Sorcerer Emblem 12.5%, Summoner Emblem 12.5%, any gem 50%, Healing Potions 5-15 100%, Shadow Chasme Mask [​IMG] 7.15%, Chasme Soul Mask [​IMG] 7.15%, Chasme Trophy 10%
    Info: It's Chasme! And its conjured up shadowstone giant. It will talk in a distorted voice like the Lunatic Cultist during battle, though it's equally distorted that you might not understand if not for this post's translation! It has a yellow gem instead of a purple one if facing to the right. In Expert, it'll have four arms, each able to fire Emerald Energy and Ruby Rays from the palms.

    "You're not supposed to be here!"
    RUN! It's going to get you!

    Chasme is a multi-segmented boss with regenerating parts, but all that truly matters is the damage done to the beast's diamond heart. When it reaches 0 HP, the monster is defeated, however the player cannot attack its heart right away.

    "This is my home now!"
    What does it mean? The monster needs to die!

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    To expose its heart, the player must first damage the head enough. With the head damaged, the emerald eyes crack, causing the Thing's attacks to lose accuracy. Its soul emerges from the heart to fling shadow spheres when it's exposed. The monster will tend to keep an arm near the soul to protect it.

    "Get away!"
    Hunt it down! Wait.. why is it fleeing?

    After 20 seconds, or if 1,500 damage has been inflicted, it crams its wicked heart back into its vile self as the head revives back to full health. It becomes invincible for 3 seconds, and the cycle repeats.

    With its head active, it'll fire Emerald Energy shots, that are bigger but slower laser shots.

    "They said I had to stay here!"
    Because it's evil!

    Chasme's arms can be defeated, but like its head, it will revive over time. If the player would normally die from an arm, it instead latches on and swallows the player whole, sealing them within the shadowstone giant to bury the player alive just as the monster was! (We could use some special deaths.)

    "Stop it.. AND JUST LET ME GO!"
    It.. wants you gone? She.. it.. the Thing can't be let free!

    You're so terrified, but you're not the only one. Using your magic mirror will kill you. A glowing barrier can be seen on the edge of the Cavern layer, but it won't hold you back, allowing for a safe exit to end the battle. The barrier only effects someone else.

    "Stop.."
    ...what?

    When its head's health is below 50%, her eyes turn red and begin firing more harmful Ruby Rays. When these touch blocks, it creates a Ruby Wave that starts off slow and speeds up, like a mix of a Blazing Wheel and Demon Scythe.

    "I didn't mean to.."
    The monster's real! ..But was the legend accurate?

    Chasme's Soul will shoot shadow flamelash-like projectiles with high accuracy. Dodge at the last second!

    "It was an accident.. I didn't do anything..."
    It just needs to die! Why is it crying?

    It sheds Quicksilver tears at 25% max diamond heart health. The beast's speed and power increase.

    "I don't want to die..."
    Wait! Stop! Don't kill her!

    Chasme's shadowstone giant's skin cracks and blows up. Her soul gives the most horrified scream as it melts before quickly evaporating. Her heart pendant falls and shatters, unleashing the ancient powers of light and dark from within it. A circle of Shadow Bricks [​IMG] form to carry her drops.

    ...It's too late...

    Steam Achievement
    Heart Breaker: Break Chasme's heart.

    Special death messages:
    [Player] was devoured by Chasme.
    [Player] went down the hatch.
    [Player] hit the spot.

    Due to image restrictions, the rest of the Depths suggestion is in the post below.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2019
  2. Snickerbobble

    Snickerbobble The Painter

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    Quicksilver Bucket
    From: Scooping up Quicksilver with an Empty Bucket
    Info: Places a tile of Quicksilver.

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    Mercury Pickaxe
    From: Crafted with 20 Arquerite Bars [​IMG] at an anvil
    Power: 100%
    Speed: Fast
    Damage: 15
    Knockback: Weak
    Info: It shimmers when swung, providing less light than the Molten Pickaxe, but is slightly faster. Mines Cobalt and Palladium.

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    Mercury Hamaxe
    From: Crafted with 15 Arquerite Bars [​IMG] at an anvil
    Power: 65% Hammer, 155% Axe
    Speed: Fast
    Damage: 23
    Knockback: Very Strong
    Info: It shimmers when swung. Slightly less Hammer Power than Molten Hamaxe, but slightly more Axe Power.

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    Terminex
    From: Crafted with 20 Arquerite Bars [​IMG] at an anvil
    Speed: Average
    Damage: 38
    Knockback: Extremely strong
    Info: A faster and more damaging blade, but doesn't burn. Can replace the Fiery Greatsword in the Night's Edge recipe.

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    Silverado
    From: Crafted with a Handgun and 10 Arquerite Bars [​IMG] at an anvil
    Speed: Very fast
    Damage: 20
    Knockback: Weak
    Info: Fires bullets with high velocity

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    Night Fury
    From: Crafted with 4 Geodes [​IMG] at an anvil
    Speed: Very Fast
    Damage: 25
    Knockback: Average
    Info: Converts Wooden Arrows into Diamond Arrows [​IMG]

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    Shaderang
    From: Crafted with a Thorn Chakram and 3 Geodes [​IMG] at an anvil
    Speed: Very Fast
    Damage: 30
    Knockback: Extreme
    Info: A sidegrade to the chakram, which trades poison for more raw power.

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    Silver Star
    From: Shadow Chest
    Speed: Slow
    Damage: 37
    Knockback: Average
    Info: A shimmering flail that spins when flung.

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    Dark Lance
    From: Shadow Chest
    Speed: Fast
    Damage: 27
    Knockback: Average
    Info: The Dark Lance can be found within the Depths as well.

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    Skyfall
    From: Shadow Chest
    Speed: Fast
    Damage: 21
    Info: Silver rain will drip down from this yoyo, inflicting targets with a DPS debuff, however also speeds them up. Successful hits with the actual yoyo will also inflict this debuff buff, as well as splash silver particles that can debuff others.


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    White Lightning
    From: Shadow Chest
    Speed: Fast
    Damage: 16
    Knockback: Weak
    Info: Summons a sphere of white lightning where you click, with up to 3 deployed at once. They then create an electrical shock that connect to the others. Spheres vanish after 10 seconds.

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    Shadow Sphere
    From: Dropped by Geomancer
    Speed: Fast
    Damage: 38, 30, 22
    Knockback: Average
    Info: Summons bouncing balls of flame that split into two less damaging balls after hitting an enemy, which both turn into 2 more weaker flames if they hit another target.

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    Living Shadow Staff
    From: Dropped by Geomancer
    Speed: Slow
    Damage: 25
    Knockback: Weak
    Info: Summons a silhouette that looks just like the player. When falling behind, they transform into a shadow orb and drift towards the player. When the player obtains wings, these minions can be upgraded to attack in the air. They deal contact damage rapidly.

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    Sapphire Shovel
    From: Dropped by Sapphire Serpent
    Speed: Average
    Damage: 20(Melee), 40(Ranged)
    Knockback: Average
    Info: Lobs a ball of water at enemies which slows them down.

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    Diamond Arrow
    From: Pots and chests in the Depths; crafted with 33 Wooden Arrows, a Diamond or 5 Diamond Dust [​IMG], and an Arquerite Bar [​IMG] at an anvil
    Speed: Fast
    Damage: 2
    Knockback: Extreme
    Info: These special arrows will pierce and drag enemies with them for continuous damage until they hit a block. Especially powerful with high damaging bows or repeaters.

    HARDMODE

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    Blue Sphere
    From: Randomly dropped by enemies in the Depths during Hardmode
    Tooltip: 'Collect them all!'
    Speed: Fast
    Damage: 50
    Info: A yellow sparkling trail will follow this yoyo, lasting about 5 seconds before catching up. When this trail is drawn in a ring, it will trigger a glittery explosion within the drawn area.

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    Diamond Bolt
    From: Crafted with a Diamond Staff and 30 Diamond Dust [​IMG] at a hardmode anvil
    Speed: Fast
    Damage: 78
    Knockback: Weak
    Info: Functions like the Diamond Staff, but shots can bounce off of blocks, upgrading it to a more powerful Waterbolt. Additionally, shots are faster, but slow down when hitting enemies, for more effect. Shots will dissipate after either 15 bounces
    off of blocks, they hit enemies 20 times, or after 30 seconds.

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    Ruby Bolt
    From: Crafted with a Ruby Staff and 30 Embers [​IMG] at a hardmode anvil
    Speed: Average
    Damage: 72
    Knockback: Weak
    Info: A sidegrade to the Diamond Bolt. It behaves nearly the same, except shots will always inflict On Fire! for 20 seconds.

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    Black Phaseblade
    From: Crafted with 10 Onyx [​IMG] and 20 Meteorite Bars at an anvil
    Speed: Fast
    Damage: 21
    Knockback: Very Weak
    Info: A black phaseblade, just to be cool.

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    Black Phasesaber
    From: Crafted with Black Phaseblade and 50 Crystal Shards at a hardmode anvil
    Speed: Fast
    Damage: 41
    Knockback: Very Weak
    Info: A black phasesaber, just to be even cooler.

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    Onyx Septer
    From: Crafted with 10 Arquerite Bars [​IMG], 5 Geodes [​IMG], and 8 Onyx [​IMG] at a hardmode anvil
    Speed: Average
    Damage: 68
    Knockback: Average
    Info: Shoots onyx bolts like a standard magical staff, but has 10% armor penetration and causes a small explosion on enemy or block impact.

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    Steelocanth
    From: Fishing out of Quicksilver in Hardmode with a TBD fishing rod
    Speed: Very Fast
    Damage: 65
    Knockback: Average
    Info: A rare Coelecanth (pronounced See-lo-canth) made of steel. Great for poking.

    CHASME

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    POW Hammer
    From: Dropped by Chasme
    Power: 80%
    Tooltip: 'High bonkability'
    Speed: Fast
    Damage: 30
    Knockback: Average
    Info: Used to smash the altars in the world's evil biome. Check out @Milt69466's Pwnhammer replacement idea.

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    Shade Blade
    From: Chasme
    Speed: Very Fast
    Damage: 29
    Knockback: Average
    Info: A quick, auto-swing sword, that releases a spinning blade projectile every other swing.

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    Quartz Cannon
    From: Chasme
    Tooltip: 'Uses Quartz as ammo'
    Speed: Very Fast
    Damage: 26
    Knockback: Weak
    Info: A sidegrade to the Star Cannon. It deals less damage, but uses more quickly to obtain ammo. Quartz [​IMG] that hit blocks will explode into a Crystal Shard effect. It has a 33% chance to not consume ammo.

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    Shadow Claw
    From: Chasme
    Tooltip: 'Releases dark energy'
    Speed: Fast
    Damage: 20-28
    Knockback: Extremely weak
    Info: A stronger Vilethorn with further reach. The hand will squeeze enemies right at the tip for extra damage.

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    Staff of a Thousand Years
    From: Chasme
    Tooltip: 'Summons Chasminis to fight for you'
    Speed: Slow
    Damage: 26
    Knockback: Weak
    Info: Chasminis have two arms each that will damage enemies.

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    Mercury Armor, crafted out of Arquerite Bars [​IMG]

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    Mercury Helmet
    From: Crafted with 12 Arquerite Bars [​IMG] at an anvil
    Defense: 7
    Boosts: 4% increased melee critical strike chance

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    Mercury Chestplate
    From: Crafted with 18 Arquerite Bars [​IMG] at an anvil
    Defense: 8
    Boosts: 8% increased melee damage

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    Mercury Greaves
    From: Crafted with 16 Arquerite Bars [​IMG] at an anvil
    Defense: 7
    Boosts: 10% increased movement speed

    Set Bonus: Defense increases the longer you stay moving. Starts at 22 and maxes out at 40.

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    Geode Armor, crafted out of Geodes [​IMG]

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    Geode Helmet
    From: Crafted with a 2 Geodes [​IMG] at an anvil
    Defense: 5
    Boosts: Increases max amount of minions

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    Geode Chestplate
    From: Crafted with 3 Geodes [​IMG] at an anvil
    Defense: 6
    Boosts: Increases max amount of minions

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    Geode Leggings
    From: Crafted with 2 Geodes [​IMG] at an anvil
    Defense: 5
    Boosts: Increases max amount of minion

    Set Bonus: Increases Cthonic Crystal [​IMG] power from the Cthonic Cloak [​IMG] and upgrades.

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    Onyx Robe
    From: Crafted with 10 Onyx [​IMG] and a Robe at a Loom
    Defense: 16
    Boosts: Increases maximum mana by 60, reduces mana usage by 22%

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    Crystal Crown
    From: Dropped by Crystal King 1%
    Defense: 6
    Boosts: Increases magic critical strike chance by 20%
    Set Bonus: With a gem robe, factors defense last when dealing a critical hit and causes enemies to drop silver stars, which increase critical chance damage by 20% for 5 seconds.
    Info: Rather than doubling damage, a critical will do 120% extra damage before defense.

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    Charred Crown
    From: Dropped by King Coal 1%
    Defense: 8
    Boosts: Increases magic damage by 18%
    Set Bonus: With a gem robe, applies a Scorched debuff on magic attacks and causes enemies to drop burning stars, which increases burn debuff power by 50%
    Info: Scorched causes enemies to take a burn with 5% of the weapon's damage. Burning stars power debuffs such as various burns for 50% more damage, rounded up.

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    Crystal Skull
    From: Crafted with 30 Quartz [​IMG] at a furnace
    Info: Provides immunity from hot and poisonous blocks.

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    Palladium Shield
    From: Locked Dungeon chests in worlds with the Depths
    Info: Projectile damage is halved, and projectiles are bounced back to possibly harm enemies

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    Crystal Shield
    From: Crafted with a Crystal Skull [​IMG] and Palladium Shield [​IMG] at a Tinkerer's Workshop
    Info: Combines the effects of these accessories

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    Crystal Water Walking Boots
    From: Crafted with a Crystal Skull [​IMG] and Water Walking Boots at a Tinkerer's Workshop
    Info: Combines the effects of these two accessories

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    Amalgam Amulet
    From: Rarely found within Gold Chests in the Cavern Layer
    Info: Increases Quicksilver immunity to 4 seconds, reduces rate of mercurial poisoning

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    Silver Slippers
    From: Crafted with Crystal Water Walking Boots [​IMG] and an Amalgam Amulet at a Tinkerer's Workshop
    Info: Combines the effects of these two accessories

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    Stone Rose
    From: Dropped by Geomancers
    Info: Takes reduced damage from mercurial poisoning

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    Aqua Stone
    From: Dropped by Sapphire Serpent
    Info: Melee attacks drench enemies in water, slowing them down.

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    Cthonic Cloak
    From: Dropped by Geomancers
    Info: For each minion summoned, a purple cthonic crystal [​IMG] orbits the player, possibly protecting them from projectiles and damages enemies that walk into them for 5 damage per crystal (four crystals would do 20 damage each). Full Geode Armor increases the speed, size, and damage of these crystals to 8 damage. Will be tinkerable with Bee Cloak.

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    Ruby Relic
    From: Dropped by all enemies in the Depths, but more often by Shades
    Info: Placing this in a Gemforge [​IMG] will summon Chasme.

    HARDMODE

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    Aqua Glove
    From: Crafted with a Mechanical Glove and an Aqua Stone at a Tinkerer's Workshop
    Info: Melee attacks drench enemies in water, slowing them down. Increases melee knockback, and melee damage and speed by 9%.

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    Sanctus Shield
    From: Crafted with a Crystal Shield [​IMG] and Ankh Charm at a Tinkerer's Workshop
    Info: Combines the effects of these two accessories

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    Lodestone
    From: Dropped by Ferroslime
    Info: Increases the pickup range of all items by 10 blocks, except for stars and hearts. Possibly can be tied with @Fruitbat's Lodestone idea. May have Tinkers later.

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    Quicksilver Surfboard
    From: Crafted with 20 Arquerite Bars [​IMG], 20 Diamond Dust [​IMG], and 20 Souls of Flight at a hardmode anvil
    Info: Provides 3 seconds of lift before functioning like a Flying Carpet, lasting for 20 seconds by keeping space bar pressed, or can be extended with careful taps.

    Arquerite Bar [​IMG] [​IMG]
    From: Crafted with 3 Arquerite Ore [​IMG] and Quartz [​IMG] at a Gemforge [​IMG]
    Info: Used to craft Mercury gear

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    Onyx
    From: Shalestone in hardmode, rarely from Extractinator
    Info: A black gem with several uses like the other gems

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    Black Torch
    From: Crafted with Onyx [​IMG] and 3 torches
    Info: A black torch that emits a dark gray glow, useful for a dim effect.

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    Large Onyx
    From: Crafted with 15 Onyx [​IMG] at an anvil
    Info: A large Onyx for capture the gem or for activating Onyx Gem Locks. Is dropped on death, even on Softcore.

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    Onyx Hook
    From: Crafted with 15 Onyx [​IMG] at an anvil
    Info: A grappling hook made of onyx, reaching a couple blocks further than the Diamond Hook

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    Magic Quicksilver Dropper
    From: Crafted with Empty Dropper near a Crystal Ball and Quicksilver
    Info: Used to place a tile of seemingly endless dripping quicksilver from beneath a block. Also used for liquid sensors.

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    Shadow Shrub
    From: Shale Blocks, mostly in the Depths.
    Info: Replaces Fireblossom in potion recipes. Blooms when it's dark enough.

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    Shadow Shrub Seeds
    From: Shadow Shrubs
    Info: These drop from harvested Shadow Shrubs that bloom and can be planted to make more Shadow Shrubs.

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    Shadow Chasme Mask
    From: Chasme 7.15%
    Info: The mask of Chasme's shadowstone giant.

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    Chasme Soul Mask
    From: Chasme 7.15%
    Info: The mask of Chasme's Soul

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    Crystal Skin Potion
    From: Crafted with Bottled Water, Shadow Shrub, Waterleaf, and Quartz [​IMG] at a placed bottle
    Info: Provides immunity from heated and poisonous blocks for 4 minutes.

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    Silver Sphere Potion
    From: TBD when I add fish
    Info: Four large spheres appear around the player and orbit around, damaging enemies for 30 damage. Their orbit will spin around as if in 3D space. Taking a hit will cause one to enlargen and bounce away, hitting for 50 damage before popping, regenerating around you after 20 seconds.

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    Flask of Mercury
    From: Crafted with Bottled Water and 5 Arquerite Ore [​IMG] at an Imbuing Station
    Info: Inflicts Mercury Poisoning on enemies, dealing increasing amounts of damage over time.

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    Silver Solution
    From: Sold by the Steampunker when she lives in the Depths
    Info: Converts liquids into Quicksilver. When used with the Frost Nozzle, turns liquids into what Quicksilver would turn them. Part of this suggestion.

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    Purple Plumber's Set
    From: Hat dropped by Geomancer, shirt and pants sold by Clothier during a full moon or the day after
    Info: Wah, wah, WAH!

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    Cheese and Crackers
    From: Dropped by Shade
    Info: Summons a pet Shade

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    Chasme Trophy
    From: Chasme
    Info: Chasme's broken heart displayed on a wall for your enjoyment.

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    Banners
    From: Enemies from the Depths
    Info: They each have their own banner.

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    Chasme Soul

    1000th post (and 1,001st)! This project took quite awhile to finish so I hope all of you enjoyed it. There are a few missing things, mostly fish and furniture items, which I may get to eventually, but if you think anything else should be different, I'm open to criticism, and appreciate the help!

    Special Thanks:
    @AntithesisEK for help with some names, and giving feedback pre-post

    @CraftedNightmare Here!, @stormconure, and @ZemmySix for more pre-post feedback

    And others for showing interest! I started this project 11 days ago.. of last year. I didn't get far with the Frozen Hell concept (and became greatly unmotivated due to there being a snow biome), but a few weeks ago this new geology and shadow theme change kept me going!

    Pre-release:
    • Theme no longer Frozen Hell

    7/13/2015:
    • Changed Chasme into a shadowstone giant
    • Replaced Possessed Guide with Chasme Soul to better fit her character, who possesses the shadowstone giant
    • Added the two Chasme Masks
    • Buffed the head and arms, nerfed the heart
    • Changed Chasme's story some
    • Added Chasme Soul art
    7/23/2015:
    • Updated Arquerite Bar's texture to fit the new 1.3 bar graphics
    • Added Skyfall, a pre-hardmode yoyo that rains and splashes quicksilver
    • Added Blue Sphere, a hardmode yoyo with a yellow trail that explodes within the drawn area when drawn as a closed ring

    2/14/2019
    • Amalgam Amulet has a blue chain now
    • Aqua Glove is a little drippier
    • Aqua Stone is as well
    • Quicksilver updated
    • Tiny Shale tweak
    • Arquerite has been touched up
    • Placed bar form is shinier
    • Blue Sphere is bluer and sphericalier
    • Bucket is.. a little better?
    • Hot Coal is now Ember, and much hotter looking too
    • Embers can be placed, run fast and it won't burn!
    • Diamond Dust is finer and vibrant
    • Geode redone, and is no longer an accessory
    • Placed geodes no longer place as standard blocks, but as decorations with a few variants
    • Geomancer now rocks a new cloak
    • Geomancer Banner updated as well
    • Living Shadow Staff touched up
    • Shadow Sphere updated
    • Geode Armor updated
    • A new Cthonic Cloak to match the Geomancer's
    • Shinier Cthonic Crystal
    • Quicksilver Surfboard looks like an actual surfboard now
    • Diamond Bolt updated
    • Ruby Bolt as well
    • Ruby Relic takes on a new reference
    • Touched up Sanctus Shield
    • Also touched up Crystal Shield
    • Crystal Skull also updated
    • Redid the potions, renamed Silver Star Potion to Silver Sphere Potion
    • Crystalskin buff changed
    • Silver Solution updated
    • Gemforge decorated with more gems
    • Glitter block is glitterier
    • Geo Torch tweaked
    • Lodestone resprited
    • Petrified Wood now a tad brighter
    • Mercury Pickaxe resprited
    • Mercury Hamaxe resprited
    • Terminex resprited
    • Silverado redone
    • Nightfury tweaked
    • Shaderang also touched up
    • White Lightning updated
    • Sapphire Shovel upgraded
    • Steelocanth with a desperately needed update
    • Redid POW Hammer
    • Shadow Claw also redone
    • Staff of a Thousand Years made shinier
    • Silverfall Blocks made drippier
    • Shale Brick retextured
    • Quartz Brick touched up
    • Quartz also redone
    • Quartz Pillar tweaked
    • Shadow Brick updated
    • Shadow Shrub tweaked
    • Chasme Soul Mask tweaked, Shadow Chasme Mask updated
    • Stone Rose, a new item, now serves the purpose of the previous Geode's accessory effect, being reduced mercurial poisoning
    • Old Shale Brick idea repurposed for Shalestone, a tougher shale block scattered through the Depths
    • Quartz Blocks made of two Quartz
    • Onyx begins to grow in Shalestone during Hardmode
    • Onyx can be crafted into a Black Phaseblade
    • Black Phaseblade can be upgraded into a Black Phasesaber
    • Onyx can be crafted into an Onyx Septer
    • It can also be crafted into a matching set of Onyx Robes
    • Crystal Crown dropped by Crystal King, which provides a nifty set bonus with onyx Robes
    • Charred Crown dropped by King Coal, for a different bonus
    • Large Onyx for capture the gem
    • Onyx Hook
    • Onyx Gem Lock
    • Black Gemspark Block, which glows a faint dark gray
    • Black Torch
    • Magic Quicksilver Dropper that placed dripping quicksilver underneath blocks
    • Liquid Sensor (Quicksilver) which detects Quicksilver
    • Liquid Sensor (Any) tweaked to include Quicksilver
    • Increased Quartz Cannon's damage by 3 and gave it a 50% chance to not consume ammo.
    • Increased Shadow Claw's max damage by 3.
    • Geomancer now has all its drops' sprites but banner and gem displayed
    • Lodestone sprite now in Ferroslime's drop table
    • Increased Geode Helmet's Geode requirement by 1, from 1.
    • Chasme battle revamped and resprited.. the new sprite's not entirely finished, bear with me!
    • Shadow Chasme has two arms instead of four now. When her eyes are shattered, her attacks have less accuracy
    • In expert, she'll have four arms, with less accuracy lost when eyes are shattered
    • Her hands will fire Emerald Energy and Ruby Rays in expert
    • When her heart and soul are exposed at half health or less, she'll begin to retreat
    • At 10% or less health, she'll retreat with or without heart exposed
    • Unlike the Wall of Flesh, she'll turn around if you pass by her. Though she'll snatch onto you if you invade her personal space for too long!
    • Buffed some of Chasme's stats and attacks
    • Changed some of the narration of the Thing

    Thanks for reading! I'll try to keep this thread updated, so feel free to check back later.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2019
  3. Eli10293

    Eli10293 Spazmatism

    YASSS FINALLY :)
     
  4. Everybody

    Everybody Spazmatism

    The Head and the Arms should have more HP; they'll be killed in a few seconds. I say raise it to 3,000 and 700 (respectively for each arm) and maybe nerf the heart HP to 4,500. AND make it so that the heart can only be damaged after the arms are dead/the head is dead? Oh, and good job.
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2015
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  5. Cubicality

    Cubicality The Destroyer

    Well, nice!
    How do we fit in the backstory, though? Kinda hard...
     
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  6. Nobody Important

    Nobody Important Terrarian

    Woah that's absolutely amazing. I really enjoy the references to paper Mario and the thousand year door. Really well done, I enjoyed reading this.
     
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  7. Zak

    Zak Terrarian

    This really does look amazing, and it would be even more amazing if it was in-game! Wonderful sprite. Good work ^-^
     
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  8. GIRGHGH

    GIRGHGH Golem

    Pickaxe? I think you mean axe.
     
  9. Nobody Important

    Nobody Important Terrarian

    No. It said unlike the other trees.
     
  10. Cubicality

    Cubicality The Destroyer

     
  11. GIRGHGH

    GIRGHGH Golem

    I was getting at that it was odd. Maybe have both a pickaxe and axe? That would make sense.
     
  12. Cubicality

    Cubicality The Destroyer

    They're supposed to be made out of stone.
     
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  13. GIRGHGH

    GIRGHGH Golem

    That would be like trying to hammer a furniture item. People will use an axe then give up.
     
  14. Azu

    Azu Retinazer

    Why does that look like Pax0l.
    Anyways, I really like this idea, as it makes it sorta like eith the two evils where the alternates don't have to tie in with each other. Also Waluigi vanity. All the Waluigi vanity. WAH.
     
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  15. SnailsAttack

    SnailsAttack Dungeon Spirit

    Another snicker bobble thread? YES! I caught this baby early on! Cant wait to read it!

    OFFICIAL REFLECTION : I've always loved crystals, minerals, and all that stuff. This idea really sparked that up! I love the creative weapons such as the white lightning, palladium shield. Your sprites are absolutely amazing, showing no signs of simple resprites or anything! Everything seems transcribed from some sort of creative essence, and your ideas don't seem to overlap with just about anyone else's. I stayed up late the night before finals just so I could finish reading this! Keep up the amazing work!
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2015
  16. CraftedNightmare Here!

    CraftedNightmare Here! Official Terrarian

    This is probably the best biome suggestion I have ever seen. It's amazaing, beautiful, balanced and, just...

    WOW!

    I REALLY wish this is added to Terraria as soon as possible. Great job @Snickerbobble, KEEP, IT, UP
     
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  17. MournfulRelic

    MournfulRelic The Destroyer

    Ok,this is amazing. Truly deserving of your 1000th post. More than deserving, actually. Just...Wow...so beautiful;(
     
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  18. Erienna Nakagai

    Erienna Nakagai Headless Horseman

    "Wow." and "Amazing." are my only two words to say in reaction of this.

    Also, amazing how you got 1000th/1001st posts with this!
     
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  19. Ghostar

    Ghostar Quality Assurance Staff Member Moderator Re-Logic

    Yooooooo this looks so rad. This is my kind of Jam right here!
     
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  20. Eli10293

    Eli10293 Spazmatism