If they are successful, they will be returned to level 21
and must spend the next two levels of their
quest in the Meta levels (see
help metamorph). Starting at
level 23, they can progress as an Istar (see
help Istar) in humanoid form, whose primary
task is to assist new players, or
continue as a metamorph. At level
26 or higher, a player may ascend to immortality by again sailing west to
Valinor and listening to the Ainulindalë once again.
Once a player undertakes the quest he has no more than 90
real life days in which to complete it. Istari can see how
much time they have remaining on their quest by using the
A player on the Istar Quest has certain advantages over normal characters — for example, they need no longer consume food or water, and their spells become less expensive. They also gain the ability to change shape into animal form.
As such, and since he is in effect an apprentice immortal, during the quest, the player is bound by far stricter rules than normal characters. The player may take no active part in the race wars, except to defend the strongholds of the west if they are under invasion.
A player on the Istar quest is expected to abide by the strictest standards as regards defence of all that is good. Same-side player killing is forbidden, unless the victim is listed on Sauron's list.
Be aware that failure to adequately complete all conditions of the quest will have serious ramifications. The gift of Eru will be lost. This applies at all levels of the quest, metamorph and Istar.
|See also:||LEGEND, METAMORPH, ISTAR|
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