THE KEPHERA RACE - Lusternia Online Help


Descended from the Elder Goddess Keph of the Thousand Eyes, the kephera 
race present themselves as insectoid humanoids. Along with the 
illithoid, they are the newest race to have been discovered in 
Lusternia. Before, they were hidden beneath the Basin of Life and their 
sole purpose was devoted to containing the half of Illith that was 
severed in two by Keph. When this half of Illith splintered into the 
race of illithoid, the kephera had no choice but to make themselves 
known to the rest of the Basin. They are matriarchal in nature, and are 
the only race whose females and males have remarkably different 
statistics. Another unique attribute of a kephera is their strong 
exoskeleton, which acts as a natural armour. 

Languages: Common.


  o  Level 1: 1/4 resistance to cutting and blunt damage

  o  Level 25: 2/4 resistance to psychic damage.

  o  Level 50: 1/3 regeneration to health and ego while underground.
     Kephera with the Shofangi or Tahtetso specialisations can use shofa and 
     tahto more effectively than any other race regarding damage.

  o  Demigod: Trait: Chitinous hide. Grants the Kephera armour equivalent to 
     splendours. Kephera specialised in tattoos can further enhance this armour 
     to be equivalent to full tattoo armour. This bonus is lost should the 
     Kephera wear any other armour.

  o  Demigod+: Improved Trait: The Kephera channels a psychic barrier through 
     their hide, offering further protection against certain attacks. Male 
     Kephera reduce all damage taken from asphyxiating, blunt, cold, cutting,
     fiery, and poisonous effects by 1/3rd, instead taking it as ego damage.
     Female Kephera reduce all damage taken from asphyxiation, cold, divinus,
     electrical, excorable, fiery, magical, poisonous, and psychic source by
     1/4, instead taking it as ego damage.

  o  Royal Kephera: If Zenobia has been empowered, female Kephera may form their 
     own hive as Hive Queen. All other Kephera, male and female, may join this 
     hive. Hives have their own dedicated channel, and all members of a hive 
     gain increased experience, karma and esteem. Hive bonuses affect Kephera 
     regardless of location or proximity to other hive members. Hives persist 
     through logout and will only be dissolved should the Hive Queen choose to 
     do so, or Zenobia is slain.

Hive syntaxes:
 o HIVE BOND <person>
 o HIVE UNBOND <person>
 o HT <chat>