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Test of the Obelisk
|Demonstrated by Ay in Queen's Retreat on 2008-12-19.
The Test of the Obelisk is a test in the discipline of Architecture. Passing the test requires that you build the largest obelisk of its kind in your Region and hold the title of "Largest Obelisk" for a given time.
You can find out the heights required for the various kinds of obelisk in your current region by choosing "Meditate on Obelisks" from you "Tests" menu.
WARNING: Building an obelisk and disassembling it will still register in the obelisk history for the region, and anyone else building the same obelisk type will have to build a bigger one than the disassembled type to pass the test.
There are seven kinds of obelisks. Each type requires a different level of Obelisk Construction.
- Desert Obelisk — Tech Level 1
- Metallic Obelisk — Tech Level 2
- Needs to be held for 14 Egyptian days.
- Cut Stone Obelisk — Tech Level 3
- Needs to be held for 21 Egyptian days.
- Hardwood Obelisk — Tech Level 4
- Needs to be held for 28 Egyptian days.
- Marble Obelisk — Tech Level 5
- Needs to be held for 35 Egyptian days.
- Crystal Obelisk — Tech Level 6
- Needs to be held for 42 Egyptian days.
- Heavenly Obelisk — Tech Level 7
Passing the Principle
The principle can be passed with a simple size 7 Desert Obelisk. It requires:
NOTE: You can disassemble your obelisk after building it and passing the principle, with no loss of materials apart from the construction site.
WARNING: You won't be able to disassemble or salvage it if you have passed the test with it or after an unspecified period of time. (Looks like 2 teppy-days, from the message I got. - Akilan)
Many regions have a build queue which they maintain. Some consider it polite to check whether such a queue exists before building another obelisk in that region, and consider violating the queue a form of griefing. Others contend that queues game (cheat) the system.
- Adn's Obelisk Queue
- Cat's Claw Ridge Obelisk Queue
- Falcon Bay Queue
- Heaven's Gate Queue
- Khmun Obelisk Queue
- Meroe Obelisk Queue
- Nomad's Paradise Obelisk Queue
- Pyramid Lake Obelisk Queue
- Queen's Retreat Queue
- Shabbat Ab Queue
- Sinai Obelisk Queue
- Stillwater Obelisk Queue