Ouroboros

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This article is about the zone. For the organization, see Menders of Ouroboros.
Ouroboros
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Hero/Villain City Zone (14-50)

Trainers: none
TF Contacts: Mender Lazarus,
Twilight's Son,
Mender Tesseract,
Mender Silos
Events: none
Exploration Badges: Chrononaut
Plaques: none
Day Jobs: Chronologist
Enemies: none
Connecting Zones: Atlas Park, Founders' Falls, Independence Port, Peregrine Island, Talos Island

Cap au Diable, Sharkhead Isle, Nerva Archipelago, St. Martial, Grandville

Transits: none
Ouroboros VidiotMap

Contents

Overview

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The headquarters of the mysterious Menders of Ouroboros. Heroes and villains can both visit this zone, but they appear in different instances, with differences in some contact missions. There are missions and Task Forces here, as well as the Flashback system. The available TFs and flashback missions/arcs vary with a player's alignment and level.

An Ouroboros is the symbol of the dragon eating its own tail, which has existed for centuries throughout Norse, Greek, African, Hindu, and many other systems of mythology. It is also a central image throughout the novel "The Worm Ouroboros" by E.R. Eddison.

Contacts

Neighborhoods

There are no neighborhoods explicitly marked on the Ouroboros map. However, the following music will play in the background while in the zone.

Exploration Badges

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Welcome to Ouroboros. You have a feeling as if there is a lot of work that needs to be done.

Day Jobs

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You have spent a great deal of time working with the agents of Ouroboros earning you the Chronologist Day Job. Logging out in Ouroboros will earn you a bonus enhancement recipe, when you log back in, each time you complete a mission for a short time.

Stores

Transfer Points

Trivia

  • Flower Knight and an Ouroboros NPC can be found talking to each other in this zone. One such interchange includes the zone's pronunciation: "It's pronounced or-oh-boar-os."
  • You can sometimes see the moon around the sky. However, apart from that, everything looks to be a part of the Shadow Shard. It would also be physically impossible for the Moon to continue to orbit the Earth if the Earth was shattered. What exactly this means about Ouroboros is unknown at this time.
    • Theory: Since the Ouroboros zone has features of both the Shadow Shard and Primal Earth, it is possible the "Coming Storm" is a successful Rularuu invasion. Perhaps part of Rularuu's escape from the Shadow Shard involves "bleeding" the two worlds together. Though this doesn't necessarily explain the Shivans, which are supposedly heralds of the invasion. This could mean that the Shivan meteors are from the Shadow Shard, but a point that Portal Corp hasn't gotten to yet (thus is not yet known).
    • Theory: If the above theory is true, it is possible that Earth's oceans rose to a point where the entire planet's surface was covered with water, with the Rularuu invasion having the effect of creating the asteroids around Ouroboros. Thus, the moon would still be affected by the Earth's gravitational pull, and the elements that appear to belong to the Shadow Shard would still be explained.
    • Correction: Contrary to the comments above, with the exception of the "floating rock islands", nothing about the Ouroboros zone is similar to the Shadow Shard. It does not have the bizarre sky of the Shadow Shard (Ouroboros even has some cloud cover) and it has a large body of water lying under it (not to mention the only "water" in the Shadow Shard is red (cf. Cascade Archipelago).

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