Effigy Herald

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Effigy Herald
Herald Original.png
Artwork created by DCL.
Creator Savin, SKoW & Wsan
Information
Full name Unknown
Alias The Herald
Species Alraune Effigy / Plantfolk
Gender Female
Occupation Charmer
Title Title
Family

The Alraune (Mother)

Alraune Effigies (Sisters)
Spouse Spouse
Children N/A possibly other effigies?
Nationality Frost Marches Native
Location Old Forest
Stats
Level 3
Health 150
Resolve 100

The beating heart of the effigies, the Herald is differently unique -- and not only because of her musical skills. Encountered as an enemy, she is one of the older daughters of the Alraune and has harnessed many skills in her efforts to fulfill their mother's orders. A lively and childish girl, the Herald has harnessed control over tentacles and musical boons. It will eventually be possible to interact further with the Herald if players choose to spare her mother.


Appearance

One green-skinned girl stands out among them, sitting atop the bulb and blowing on a twinned flute. Her tentacles slap rhythmically on a pair of drums couched on her thick thighs, setting the beat for her sisters' dance. Brilliant red face paint adorns her cheeks and surrounds her golden-hued eyes. Some kind of leader among them, you'd guess.


Interactions

Currently none -- coming soon.

Combat

The Herald is fought as a mini-boss/prelude to fighting the Alraune alongside four randomly chosen Effigies. At the start of the battle, all effigies gain the Focusing Performance buff.

She has access to a unique Encounter Power that activates a [Stance], allowing her to hit and keep a target Aroused & Stunned if maintained. This ability only works on companions, making the Effigy capable of hindering players who might rely on their party for damage.

Powers

  • At-will: Bolstering Dance
  • Recharge 1: Allure
  • Recharge 2: Mark For Death
  • Encounter [Stance]: The Piper's Song

Tips

Beating the Herald should be easy for players of various builds; using Grease can allow the players to slip-up multiple or all of the effigies and moves like Cleave will allow players to eliminate the additional effigies quickly. The only type of build that may be at risk are those that rely on Brint or similar characters to defeat targets; to avoid this, using single-target stuns or disrupts to stop the Herald will allow these damage dealers to continue attacking.

Drops

The Herald's fight is immediately followed by the Boss Battle with the Alraune; she does not produce any item drops.

Bad End

Losing to the Herald triggers a Bad End; this is the same bad end as the Alraune's and is simply a variant that includes the Herald & Guards' success against the player.

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Trivia

  • The Herald is different from her sisters but this has so far not been explained; the best example as to her uniqueness is that she has mastery over tentacles, music and has a pseudo-command role within the Alraune's offspring/creations.
  • As a creation of pure good in the world, the Herald was granted an amazing Bongo Cat-inspired GIF. This meme is known as Bongo Plant.

GIF Created by BubbleLord.