Original post follows, but I wanted to keep a list of the luck runes for sure on this thread as well.
[li]~~Confirmed Rune Locations:
-> Qufim Island
, on the way out to behemoth's dominion.
-> Lufaise Meadows
, shortly after you zone from the swirling vortex (from valkurm), head towards the safehold, it is in the first "canyon" area you pass through.
, Head up to J-7, there is a tunnel heading east at the southern end of the square. Follow it around to the end, you will end up in J-8, there is a rune at the end.
-> Tahrongi Canyon
, Around H-10, in the center of the complex region at the bottom of the map.
-> Yuhtunga Jungle
, drop down the hole on the way to yhoator from kazham.
-> Pashhow Marshlands
, K-7. Head up behind the outpost, it is in the first "large" area back there.
-> Beaucedine Glacier
, H-7 on the ledge above the tower that is in I-7.
-> Batallia Downs
,The entrance is at the top center of F-7, goes NE into the bunker.
[li]~~Confirmed Directions With Locations:
[li]North: Tahrongi Canyon.
[li]South: Yuhtunga Jungle.
[li]West: Pashhow Marshlands.
[li]Northwest: Batallia Downs.
[li]North/Northwest: Beaucedine Glacier
[li]West/Northwest: Lufaise meadows.
[li]Far Northwest: Qufim Island.
[li]A great distance Northwest: Xarcabard
In addition, drifftx has added a supplement for information regarding fortunes: Fortunes Read: A Supplement to The Fortunate Mystery
TwilightVigil has supplied the title changing NPC reference: Title Changing NPCs
Bastok Port - Tuh Almobankha (I-7)
Lower Jeuno - Tuh Almobankha (I-8)
Kazham - Eron-Tomaron (G-7)
Norg - Quntsu-Nointsu G-7
Mhaura - Willah Maratahya (I-8)
Rabao - Shupah Mujuuk (G-8)
San d'Oria South - Moozo-Koozo (K-6)
Selbina - Yulon-Polon (I-9)
Windurst Walls - Burute-Sorute (H-10)
Each NPC generally has the titles for quests related to the city they're in. The Amount of Gil you Pay reflects the Fame level requirement of the Quest. For example, with Burute-Sorute, 100 Gil I could get Crawler Culler. 500 I can get Heir of the New Moon.
_____________________________________________________________ Thank you ALL for your contributions, keep up the great work! :) When we are finished, I will compile all of the information into a comprehensive guide.
Like my pun? I know you don't. :D
So anyway... that new fortune teller NPC that SE decided to add in mhaura. I went to check it out.
Here is what she said to me:
"Your lucky color is purple, an electric, dazzling shade.
Your fortune lies to the West.
As for your perfect partner... you should seek one who's title is 'Daybreak Gambler'."
So... cryptic as it is, it got worse when I clicked her again.
"Forgotten your fortune already?
Your color is purple, your fortune lies to the west. Seek a partner with the title 'Daybreak Gambler'.
Here is one more piece of wisdom to aid you in your search.
The balance distinguishes not between lead and gold."
That may not be verbatim, but it is almost exact.
So that was nice and confusing, but I drew up an idea to what it might be referring, and set my plan in motion.
I looked directly west and saw the outer horototo ruins as one of the locations in that direction. I happened to know that inside was a strange apparatus, and that particular machine ran on the purple chip, lightning. Purple.... west... seemed to fight. Lead and gold... sounded like chance to me. Good and bad, you know... lightning cluster or rune weapon. So I gathered up a friend to change her title and come with me, so she did.
Before we left, she checked her fortune.
Steaming Sheep Regular.
The hippogryph has fair feathers but foul feet.
Those were her variables.
I thought that perhaps I had been right afterall, because crawler's nest was almost exactly northwest of there, and it housed the water machine, which needed a blue chip. It seemed right.
We set out.
I decided to get a gold ingot and a gold ore to try different trading combinations, incase it was more literal than I thought.
I tried everything. Nothing changed, nothing new, nothing at all.
So I got another friend to get his fortune.
Vampire hunter D-minus.
The hippogryph has fair feathers and foul feet.
Those were his variables.
Now I have to admit, I was very stumped at this point.
I spent the better part of the day attempting to figure this out, but came to no solid conclusion.
The fact that SE deliberately put this in the game means something. The fact that they give you a specific title for another person means something. The fact that not every variable changes at once means something.... I just don't know what.
I was desperatly trying to figure it out... but now I come to the forum for help. Anyone have any clue, anything? Can any of you post your fortunes exactly, to help distinguish a pattern? I would really like to figure out what in the world this means.
By the way, I tried changing my title, waiting for the day change, a lot of things... nothing altered my fortune once it was given to me.
Any info would be appreciated. Thank you~ Edited, Wed Jul 20 18:35:19 2005 by AmanoJ Edited, Thu Jul 21 15:24:15 2005 by AmanoJ Edited, Thu Jul 21 17:33:18 2005 by AmanoJ Edited, Fri Jul 22 19:42:21 2005 by AmanoJ Edited, Fri Jul 22 19:41:02 2005 by AmanoJ Edited, Fri Jul 22 19:49:48 2005 by AmanoJ Edited, Fri Jul 22 21:35:28 2005 by AmanoJ