The Vents

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Entrance to the Vents

Access via the The Vents square in the central region (38E 34N DSSGCM). Note that the ability to know your location does not work on this square.

Only those who have travelled ten thousand leagues may ever gain entrance.
Time and space are the keys to mastery of Air.

If you meet the requirements (presumably having completed Time and Space and having travelled more than 10,000) you can gain entry through a gap in the Death Mountains directly to the north. If you don't meet these requirements, you can still see the entrance, but you don't get a movement button to allow you to go further.

That is not quite right. I have "Total Distance Travelled: 10755", but have only finished three of the four parts of the Time and Space quest, and yet I can go two steps in. --Plopfill 16:01, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Inside the Vents

borders the Taxing Cellar
borders the Taxing Cellar

The paths inside open and close according to time of day & day of the week. Traversal of the Vents is necessary to worship at the Ultimate Altar of Air.

  • GPS and the ability to know your location don't work, however any kind of map will
  • After casting Remember inside the Vents, casting Recall seems to just throw you around the 'Kingdom randomly, so Remember/Recall isn't going to be of any help.
  • Time Warps only make the local critters appear: bats, rats, gygaxes, minotaurs.
  • A Guide to Time and Space doesn't have any discernable effect.
  • You may not be summoned into or out of the Vents.
  • You can, though, dig up Treasure Chests - time to dig out all those old maps you thought were inaccessible!
  • Enchanting Talismans doesn't work

Movement: All regular movement methods will only work through "open" paths.

  • Skip spells do not work
  • The Golden Condor cannot fly through unopened paths.
  • Passengers on magic carpet rides also aren't possible
  • Double-riding horsies doesn't work.
  • Sweeping with a broom works

Once you've worshiped at the Ultimate Altar of Air, you gain unfettered access through the Vents.

Map

  • Vents are marked in grey, paths in brown.
  • To the west of the westernmost Vents on the map lie the Death Mountains, likewise in the south and east.
(Note, however, that the Taxing Celler is on the other side of the Death Mountains to the East)
  • Times are in 24 hour format, Cities time.
53N
Vent
07-08
Vent
21-22
Vent
11-12
Vent
02-03
Vent
16-17
Vent
06-07
Ultimate
Altar
20-21
Vent
11-12
Vent
52N
Wed
Vent
12-13
Tue
Vent
02-03
Mon
Vent
16-17
Mon
Vent
07-08
Sun
Vent
21-22
Sat
Vent
11-12
Fri
Vent
01-02
Fri
Vent
16-17
Thu
Vent
51N
Tue
Vent
17-18
Mon
Vent
07-08
Sun
Vent
21-22
Sat
Vent
11-12
Sat
Vent
02-03
Fri
Vent
16-17
Thu
Vent
06-07
Wed
Vent
20-21
Wed
Vent
50N
Mon
Vent
22-23
Sun
Vent
12-13
Sat
Vent
02-03
Fri
Vent
16-17
Fri
Vent
07-08
Thu
Vent
21-22
Wed
Vent
11-12
Tue
Vent
01-02
Tue
Vent
49N
Sun
Vent
03-04
Sat
Vent
17-18
Fri
Vent
07-08
Thu
Vent
21-22
Thu
Vent
12-13
Wed
Vent
02-03
Tue
Vent
16-17
Mon
Vent
06-07
Mon
Vent
48N
Fri
Vent
07-08
Fri
Vent
22-23
Thu
Vent
12-13
Wed
Vent
02-03
Wed
Vent
17-18
Tue
Vent
07-08
Mon
Vent
21-22
Sun
Vent
11-12
Sun
Vent
47N
Thu
Vent
12-13
Thu
Vent
03-04
Wed
Vent
17-18
Tue
Vent
07-08
Mon
Vent
21-22
Mon
Vent
12-13
Sun
Vent
02-03
Sat
Vent
16-17
Fri
Vent
46N
Thu
Vent
17-18
Wed
Vent
08-09
Tue
Vent
22-23
Mon
Vent
12-13
Sun
Vent
02-03
Sun
Vent
17-18
Sat
Vent
07-08
Fri
Vent
21-22
Thu
Vent
45N
Tue
Vent
22-23
Mon
Vent
12-13
Mon
Vent
03-04
Sun
Vent
17-18
Sat
Vent
07-08
Sat
Vent
22-23
Fri
Vent
12-13
Thu
Vent
02-03
Wed
Vent
44N
Vent
Vent
Vent
8-9
Sat
Vent
22-23
Fri
Vent
Thu
Vent
02-03
Thu
Vent
17-18
Wed
Vent
07-08
Tue
Vent
43N
Vent
Vent
Vent
Fri
Vent
3-4
Thu
Vent
17-18
Wed
Vent
07-08
Wed
Vent
22-23
Tue
Vent
12-13
Mon
Vent
42N
Vent
Vent
Fri
Vent
18-19
Thu
Vent
Wed
Vent
22-23
Tue
Vent
12-13
Tue
Vent
03-04
Mon
Vent
Sun
Vent
41N
Vent
19-20
Vent
09-10
Wed
Vent
22-23
Wed
Vent
13-14
Tue
Vent
03-04
Mon
Vent
17-18
Mon
Vent
08-09
Sun
Vent
22-23
Sat
Vent
40N
Thu
Vent
23-24
Wed
Vent
13-14
Tue
Vent
03-04
Tue
Vent
18-19
Mon
Vent
08-09
Sun
Vent
22-23
Sat
Vent
Sat
Vent
Fri
Vent
39N
Wed
Vent
04-05
Tue
Vent
18-19
Mon
Vent
08-09
Mon
Vent
23-24
Sun
Vent
13-14
Sat
Vent
03-04
Fri
Vent
13-14
Thu
Vent
08-09
Thu
Vent
38N
Tue
Vent
09-10
Mon
Vent
23-24
Sun
Vent
13-14
Sat
Vent
03-04
Sat
Vent
18-19
Fri
Vent
08-09
Thu
Vent
22-23
Thu
Vent
13-14
Wed
Vent
37N
Mon
Vent
14-15
Sun
Vent
04-05
Sat
Vent
18-19
Fri
Vent
08-09
Fri
Vent
23-24
Thu
Vent
13-14
Wed
Vent
03-04
Tue
Vent
17-18
Mon
Vent
36N
Sun
Vent
19-20
Sat
Vent
09-10
Fri
Vent
(start)
23-24
Thu
Vent
13-14
Thu
Vent
4-5
Wed
Vent
18-19
Tue
Vent
08-09
Mon
Vent
22-23
Sun
Vent
36E 37E 38E 39E 40E 41E 42E 43E 44E

The Ultimate Altar of Air

The Ultimate altar of air is at 42E 53N DSSGCM.

You worship at the shrine and gain Mastery of Air! +100 MaxAP, -30s AP Delay. You may also now gain glory by mighty travels! 

ScurvyPirate 21:04, 6 July 2008 (BST)

See here for what glory by mighty travels entails. You can also now walk freely through the Vents.

Other Information

<elseware>	New puzzle open.
<elseware>	leading to a second challenge.
<elseware>	pace yourselves
<darksatanic>	elseware: Pace... yeah, riiiight.
<elseware>	this one is designed to be long
<elseware>	don't think the old tricks will work :)
<elseware>	probably take the first person about 6 weeks of doing nothing else
<elseware>	once it's mapped maybe 2 weeks.
<elseware>	but the ultimate altar of air is the first to be accessible
<elseware>	with fire/water/earth planned to open slowly.
<elseware>	each grants a generous bonus.
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