"This is a real first for us, since we've never given away an in-game item before" said Don Vercelli, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. "It's very important for us to support our retail customers and we feel that the combination of both the in-game item and the keychain in the box will be a great incentive for EverQuest fans."
For the first time, Sony Online Entertainment is offering both a "real world" item and an "in-game" item to those who purchase the boxed retail version of Lost Dungeons of Norrath. Inside the retail box is a unique, collectible EverQuest-branded keychain, while the in-game item is the magical "Satchel of Abu Kar."
What is a Satchel of Abu Kar? Not much is known about the ancient adventurer, Abu-Kar, beyond a few rare weight-reducing containers that are occasionally discovered. Now rumor has it that a buried storehouse full of these fine satchels has recently been unearthed by the Wayfarers Guild. This satchel will carry eight small-to-large sized items, and magically reduces the weight of everything within by 25%. The satchel will be a single non-drop "lore" item that can only be granted to one character avatar per EverQuest account.
About Lost Dungeons of Norrath
Just when you thought you'd covered it all -- five massive continents, the moon, and the homes of the gods themselves -- a new series of adventures leads you into some of Norrath's greatest sources of speculation and mystery. The story that began in Broken Skull Rock now yields new clues about an event threatening to change the face of Norrath. Assist a band of adventurers on their quest to unearth long-hidden artifacts of power from forgotten dungeons, secret catacombs, and long-buried ruins. A mystery is unfolding and a new age of exploration and adventure has begun! Lost Dungeons of Norrath also features:
- Explore more than 40 diverse dungeons set in 5 new environments.
- Emphasizes personalized group encounters without interruption from other players.
- Enjoy the excitement of "dungeon crawls" that are tailored to your group.
- Discover new environments, objects and interactive items for the hardy adventurer.
- Reap the benefits of your adventures with an all new reward system that puts the choice in your hands.
- New tradeskill recipes to produce hundreds of new items.
- Encounter a host of new challenging monsters and NPCs.
- Unearth arcane new spells, mighty weapons and other hidden treasures!