Nerissa -vs- Nerissa

Nerissa is a proud warrior of the water. Armed with her enchanted trident, she defends the seas, the rivers, and the lakes. She is well known across coastal villages, and they often call on her for help. She has slain great sea beasts that would otherwise kill everyone in their path. She has rescued sailors from hurricanes and even warned villages of incoming tsunamis to save lives. Her bravery and brilliance in battle have led to her being called Nerissa the Hurricane.

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When the Chaos Legion was released I spent a lot looking to get every Legendary card and maxing all the cheap common cards, but I should have paid more attention to the Epic cards like Nerissa Tridawn because they tend to be the winners. Nerissa Tridawn is my wife’s favorite card, but I only use her when I’m magic-spamming high mana matches. She doesn’t have any special abilities, but she has a strong magic attack and a decent amount of heart life. I would love to MAX her, but I think it would be better to spend money on leveling up more common, rare, or summoner cards. I’ll try to get her to at least level 4 before the prices go up too much. We had a nice long bear market where we could pick up cards for cheap, but it seems like the bear is about to leave the cave and turn into a bull. I would be happy with another year of the bear, but that would be bad for everyone.

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My enemy and I both chose Nerissa Tridawn, but I put the whale out front and chose a healer while my enemy went for a more ranged attack strategy. I rarely go into battle without a healer. There are times when you should go full-on attack mode, but I’ve found that the healer is usually the most important card. I love the water healer because she also repairs armor.

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I would have lost this battle if it weren’t for a few lucky misses. It seems like I never get lucky when it comes to getting misses, but I was today. I’m going to really miss using my self-healing eye monster once Untamed gets phased out of the Modern ranked battles, but I’m sure something better will come along.

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How is your Riftwatchers collection going? I prefer to buy individual cards rather than opening packs, but sometimes you get lucky plus you get more chances for airdrops if you purchase packs from the shop, so I’ve been buying about a pack a week. I would’ve bought more if I could’ve used Paypal instead of only SPS. Now that staked SPS will be needed to get into higher leagues and will help to get more promo cards I’m not willing to spend it. I did get lucky today and opened two Gold Foil cards.

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Thanks for reading about my Nerissa Tridawn -vs- Nerissa Tridawn battle today. She’s a great card even at level one.

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Check out my battle:
https://splinterlands.com?p=battle&id=sl_b91735d8a0dab60739b024cb50a4b989&ref=jeremiahcustis

This week’s SPLINTERLANDS Battle Challenge:
https://peakd.com/hive-13323/@splinterlands/share-your-battle-weekly-challenge-nerissatridawn

LeGionNAiRE ALvaR

The Chaos Legionnaires are ruthless warriors and the Chaos Legion’s elite fighting force. Alvar Veralyn was conscripted into their ranks at a young age after his family was slain and his world conquered by the Chaos Legion. The harsh conditioning that all conscripts receive nearly broke the child, but in the end, his old, easy way of life was subsumed by the desire for battle and conquest. Alvar dedicated himself to his training, intent on reshaping his mind and his body until he had no equal on the battlefield. Eventually, he rose to the rank of General and now stands as leader of the Chaos Legionnaires. Alvar is a most imposing sight on the battlefield. His armor is imbued to withstand the strongest of magical attacks, and even the mightiest of foes is no match for his massive, two-handed sword, which some say was forged in the Realm of Nightmare. He lives for battle, wading through his enemies and striking them down as he seeks out the strongest among them to engage in single combat. He enjoys nothing more than watching the life fade from his opponent’s eyes. His conquests are legendary even among the Legionnaires, and he earned the title of Godkiller after the Battle of Dargnilat, during which he single-handedly defeated one of the Old Gods.

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The 🤖 LeGionNAiRE ALvaR 🤖 is a card that I bought right when the Chaos Legion came out and can count on one hand the times I’ve used it. I don’t think it’s a bad card, I just have many other tanks that I’d rather use. I’ve only purchased a single card putting mine at level one, but even at the first level it comes with an impressive shield. Giant Killer is an ability I’ve yet to fully understand, but I love how Demoralize weakens an enemy’s melee attacks.

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My enemy and I both chose strong water cards, but different legendary neutral tanks. To be honest I just chose the CoEuRL LuRKeR because it’s new and it looks cool. I also thought that I could taunt the attacks its way and deal zero blast damage because the Tide Biter doesn’t get hurt by that. It was a fun battle that I was happy to lose because I finally got to see how to use the
LeGionNAiRE ALvaR effectively.

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The new reward cards look super dope. I can’t wait until they’re a few years old and almost impossible to get and they are a sign of true OG Splintergaming. I’m still getting used to the current rulesets, but now there are three rules, and three new rules. Awesome! I’m loving it. These are the kind of changes that just make the game more fun for us real human players and will screw up the bots for a while as well. I just love the animation style. It looks like something from my 90s comic book childhood memories. I really loved the comic, Spawn, and hope the IP joins us. I feel that we’ve all had plenty of time to MAX the current reward cards and need some new meta to the mix.

Check out my exciting LeGionNAiRE ALvaR battle:
https://splinterlands.com?p=battle&id=sl_447caefe081f5edd7489d48f2f9ed199&ref=jeremiahcustis

This week’s SPLINTERLANDS Battle Challange:
https://peakd.com/hive-13323/@splinterlands/share-your-battle-weekly-challenge-legionnairealvar

Announcing the New Chaos Legion Reward Cards:
https://peakd.com/splinterlands/@splinterlands/announcing-the-new-chaos-legion-reward-cards

Djinn Inferni for the Diamond Win

Djinn Inferni is the eldest of the ancient wardens of fire, spirits of flame that dwell in the deepest rivers of stone. Second only to Lord Janai himself, he is prideful and cunning, but fiercely loyal to his master. With the opening of the rift and the betrayal of Djinn Muriat he has taken up a blood oath of vengeance against the chaos exercitus, rising to the surface to lay waste to the enemies of stone and fire.

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The Djinn Inferni is one of the game’s cover models, so you know it’s a powerful card. This is one of the few cards I still have lingering at level one, but even at its lowest level, it is a powerful card that can kill giants or anyone with 10 or more mana because it does double damage against them. I would love to MAX this guy out, but it’s a bit too pricey for me. I’ve MAXed my Dragon summoner and the key cheap cards, but all of my other summoners are at level 6 which is good enough to coast through the Gold League and attempt to swim to the deep end of the Diamond League. I used to have a favorite splinter and would have one maxed and one completely neglected, but I’ve found spreading everything out evenly is best.

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My battle was the last one to earn 5 diamond chests before the time ran out. It had the thorn and fury ability for the ruleset so I wanted to rely on mostly magic attacks. Still, I love putting those Exploding Rats out front because they can soften up the tank, do some damage to the secondary with the blast, and hurt every enemy by one health point when it dies when it uses the redemption ability. It was a pretty unfair match because my enemy had all level-one cards. The only splinter available was Fire so this must be the splinter they neglected. I think it’s OK to neglect one or two splinters, but you’ll be sorry when you end up having to use them. I was quite surprised to see someone with all level-one cards in the Diamond League.

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I didn’t get anything good, but one chest had over 2,000 merits inside which I was happy to see because that’s just enough to open a Gladius pack. I wonder how many players are stacking up those merits but can’t use them because they haven’t joined a guild with a level 2 store. If you are not already in or own a guild then I highly recommend it because it gives the game a sense of community and teamwork. I want to do as best I can in every brawl battle because my whole team will get more rewards if we all do well. Don’t sign up for a brawl and then not show up because that will make everyone in your team angry. If you are interested in joining my guild then look for the Mandalorians. We have about 5 slots open and are in real need of some Gold foil players.

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It seems like I earn enough merits every other brawl to open Gladius packs. I think it’s really cool that the only way to open these cards is from gameplay. It doesn’t matter how much cash you have, you can only earn merits and Gladius cards if you actually play the game. I haven’t maxed out any Gladius cards yet, but I doubt very many people have. Thanks for reading about my battle today. Are you looking forward to earning the new soul-bound reward cards?

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Check out my battle:
https://splinterlands.com?p=battle&id=sl_985d49b1c28ecaa0eed1dc84112c5c20&ref=jeremiahcustis

This week’s SPLINTERLANDS Battle Challenge:
https://peakd.com/hive-13323/@splinterlands/share-your-battle-weekly-challenge-djinninferni

SpiDeR-TaNkS on GALA

Spider Tanks is a PVP Brawler designed and developed by award-winning Netherlands-based GAMEDIA. Players choose between a number of Tank Bodies and Weapons in the garage, then battle it out in one of the many Spider Tanks arena maps. Spider Tanks is free to play, but also incorporates a variety of play-to-earn mechanics, centering around skill-based competition, resource collection, and a player-driven upgrade cycle. Whether you want to play with a small group of close friends or test your skill in high-stakes competition, Spider Tanks will be the worldwide play-to-earn E-sport for you. Purchase fully tradable Weapons, Tanks, and Bodies in the Spider Tanks store for advantages to the upgrade cycle, rarity head starts, and more.

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Whenever I go to DappRadar and look for games other than my favorite #Play2Earn OG Splinterlands, I always walk away disappointed. I recently saw someone on #HiveGaming mentioned GALA and Spider-Tanks so I gave it a try. I’ve got to be honest. It’s not the easiest thing to get into. Not every gamer is going to easily connect their Discord or MetaMask wallet. They need to make it something you do way later down the road because it’s going to be a barrier for many to even start. I prefer using Linux, but I couldn’t get any of GALA’s games to work on it so I had to install the games on my Windows computer. It seems like I had to wait a long time to load a game that looks like it came from a PlayStation 2 or a PSP. I couldn’t get the PVP play2earn game mode to work so I just tried out the shooting range. The game looks and plays smoothly enough. You have to move your little tank around and then use the mouse to direct the shot. Everything is moving around so you have to lead your shots. It feels like a Starcraft clone just with tanks, but I could see how this could be fun with friends.

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I don’t know if I will ever be coming back to this game. The only reason I chose it is because it was one of the few games that would work right now. I really doubt my wife will have the patience to wait for this game to load or will ever want to play it again. I also don’t know how the economics or the tokenomics will work with GALA. I’m just going to look for games that are free to play and that can run on my computer and if any are awesome then I may look into buying some stuff, but for now, I just want games that are free with the possibility to play and earn.

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GALA will have many interesting games in the future. I’m a huge Battlestar Galactica fan so I’ll be looking forward to that one. It looks like they took inspiration from Steam, Sony, Nintendo, or Microsoft on how they present their game lineup, but I wouldn’t expect any triple-A titles soon. It’s going to be interesting to see how old-school players like Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft handle NFTs and digital currencies inside future games. I personally look forward to the day when GTA can both be fun and rewarding financially. For now, I’m just going to keep my attention on Splinterlands because it’s the game I understand best and it’s the only one I can get my wife to play too. Thanks for reading about my first try using the GALA system and one of their first games, Spider-Tanks today. Right now everything at GALA is very Alpha or Beta stage, but they’ll be worth keeping an eye on.

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Spider-Tanks:
https://app.gala.games/games/spider-tanks

GALA:
https://app.gala.games/

Top Blockchain Games:
https://dappradar.com/rankings/category/games

TwiLighT BASiLiSK

The Twilight Basilisk is one of the fiercest predators in the sands surrounding the Draykh-Nahka city of Centrum. They are considered reptiles in the snake family, although some older residents of the Dragon Splinter think of them as Dragon relatives. Basilisks are the largest type of snake in the Splinterlands, but it only takes a small amount of venom to kill a bronk.

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The Twilight Basilisk is probably one of the cards you’ve MAXed out just from gameplay rewards. It may not seem that strong but the Twilight Basilisk can take out more powerful enemies with its reach and stun ability. I don’t have the money to max out all of my summoners so only my dragon cards are maxed out and I use this card as part of my meta. It also has a pretty good attack speed and life for the mana it uses.

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My enemy chose the typical life summoner lineup. They thought they could get me with ranged and magic attacks but my sneak attacks were too much for them. My tank was about as twice as good as theirs too.

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Most of the enemy’s cards were taken out in the second round. I put up a meat shield to protect my healer, but my enemy didn’t attack the rear.

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Once you take out the enemy’s tank you will usually win the battle. You can smash through your enemy in the front or the middle or the rear. I prefer using the sneak ability and taking out my enemy one by one from the back. A lot of people forget to protect their backs in this game.

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The Twilight Basilisk works as a pretty good secondary tank just in case you lose your primary tank. The enemy tank could be two or three times more powerful than your Twilight Basilisk but if it gets stunned every time it will never get the opportunity to attack you.

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Kron the Undying is the only card I can think of that could take this. What other cards can survive alone in this situation?

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Thanks for reading about my dragon battle today. Twilight Basilisk is one of my favorite cards. If you haven’t maxed it out already, you can do so pretty cheaply. I like using my dragon cards because you can choose any splinter that is available. I’m happy to have many maxed-out dragon splinter cards, but I don’t know what splinter to upgrade next. All of my other splinters are currently at level 6. Right now I’m leaning toward maxing out the Death splinter. Which do you think is best?

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Check out my 🐉 Dragon battle:
https://splinterlands.com?p=battle&id=sl_28c7ecab155b08b4a77a34a14ba9b643&ref=jeremiahcustis

Splinterlands Battle Challenge:
https://peakd.com/hive-13323/@splinterlands/share-your-battle-weekly-challenge-dragons-january-4-2023

Why she chose the CuRSED WiNDEkU

CuRSED WiNDEkU are nightmarish creatures that live in the deepest and darkest woods. They hunt at night, stalking their prey before attacking with their claws, while their thorn-like horns and natural healing ability provide an excellent defense. They exude a pungent pheromone that reduces the reaction time of their victims, often allowing the WiNDEkU to begin devouring them before they are dead. While these lifeless creatures may appear animalistic, they are highly intelligent. They have heeded the call put forth by the Lord of Darkness. Their thirst for blood is now focused on the Chaos Legion.

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The CuRSED WiNDEkU is an excellent Death card because it doesn’t eat up much mana, can heal, and hurt anyone with its thorns who dare attack it with melee. I’d love to have a MAX copy because it can make the enemy slower.

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ชอบที่CuRSED WiNDEkUเต็มชีวิตตัวเองได้และเวลาคนอื่นทำลายมันเขาโดนเจ็บ2คะแนนเขาจะทำให้คนอื่นช้าลงถ้ามันMAX

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Death is my favorite splinter other than Dragon because it weakens the enemy’s magic and life by one.

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ฉันเลือกDeathเพราะว่าเขาทำให้เวทมนต์ของข้าศึกน้อยลง1คะแนนและชีวิตของเขา1คะแนนด้วยข้าศึกเลือกเทวดาที่มีหนวดเต็มชีวิตตัวเองได้เขาลบเก่งเขาไม่เคยโดนยาผิดเขา

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The cobra snake is one of the best low-level cards because it has venom and can sneak. It was really hard to kill this enemy’s tank because it seemed like he dodged most of my attacks and never got the snake’s venom. Thanks for reading about my wife’s battle today.

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Check out her battle:
https://splinterlands.com?p=battle&id=sl_b8c3e2f8991104cc9ded52d32f6734a2&ref=jeremiahcustis

This week’s challenge:
https://peakd.com/hive-13323/@splinterlands/share-your-battle-weekly-challenge-cursedwindeku

Having a blasting X-mas with the Prismologist

Prismologists are experts at illusory and light-based magic using prisms. Armed with their custom-built prism, they bring them to the battlefield to manipulate magic around themselves. Light dances around them in a rainbow of colors as they lay waste on a bloody battleground.

It took me a day and a half to win using the Prismologist here for this post so I guess I need to learn how to use her better. Blast used to be the go-to ability back in the Beta days of Splinterlands, but I don’t use it much anymore unless I’m using my Chaos Dragon. I doubt I’ll be maxing the Prismologist out, but I’ll at least get her up to level four where she’ll have the Forcefield, and attacks at five or more will only sting one point.

My enemy seemed to make good use of both Chaos Legion and Riftwathers cards, but they would have done better spamming magic attacks. I went with the Life splinter and my Legendary tank which can self-heal and a bunch of ranged and magic attack cards.

My tank took a lot of damage from the first round, but most of my ranged and magic attack cards were unharmed. The battle still could have gone either way at this point.

The god of war favored me by the third round. From here on the enemy’s cards fell one by one.

It’s not true for every Splinterlands battle, but it seems that if you can knock down your enemy’s tank then the rest will fall down like dominoes. Thank you for reading about my Splinterlands battle this Christmas. It may seem like this run of cards has been going on forever, but they will seem old in no time and we’ll regret not maxing out more of them when we had the chance.

I know this is the tenth time I’ve suggested making a bonus for a flawless victory where you defeat your enemy without losing a single card, but I’ve just gone to https://support.splinterlands.com to request it so maybe it’ll happen. I doubt it gets noticed here or there, but it’s a good idea that could add a bit of fun to the gameplay.

Where’s your LAND?

I bought three plots of land when they were first available for sale for $10 back in 2019. They may have even been cheaper than that in a presale if I remember correctly. I, unfortunately, had to sell two plots back in July or I would have gone to jail, been deported, and blacklisted from my favorite country for overstaying my visa for almost two years. It may be better to have just one plot per account and focus on leveling up just that spot, but we’ll see. I held on to a few old summoners I haven’t needed in a long time just in case I need them for working my LAND. I hope you get a castle or something legendary when it’s revealed and that next year will be better than this one!

Check out my PRISMOLOGIST battle:
https://splinterlands.com?p=battle&id=sl_6437c22c7fd6671702d4a93bd221d924&ref=jeremiahcustis

Check out this week’s SPLINTERLANDS Battle Challenge:
https://peakd.com/hive-13323/@splinterlands/share-your-battle-weekly-challenge-prismologist

My wife’s MyCelic inFANTRY battle and The BEAR

Mycelic Infantry are lumbering behemoth fungus. They are the least intelligent of the Mycelia and are put on the front lines as a strong defense. They are incredibly tough but slow.”

I only have level six Chaos Legion summoners so I should get my MyCelic Infantry to at least level six the same, but I’ve done fine with my level 3 so far. Max this guy out and it will come in handy when the slow go first and you’re up against giants.

This was a simple low mana battle where we could afford about three cards each with tanks and secondary attackers and meat shields.

I was able to MAX a few Djinns for free from just gameplay rewards. It sure came in handy today. They couldn’t kill it because they couldn’t see it unless it was in the front position because it has the camouflage ability.

They took out her meatshield, but both the MyCelic inFantry and Djinn were left standing. I showed this Splinterlands Battle Challenge to my wife and asked her to let me know when she had a dramatic win with MyCelic. I’m truly happy she likes the game even more than me I just wish she wouldn’t always play my capture rate down to 50%.

Did you get the end-of-the-year common promo card, Arkemis, The Bear, yet? He will come in handy when the slow go first or when melees can attack from any position. I’ve just leveled him up to level 2 so far. Hopefully, he gets cheaper. I’d like the get him up to level 8 one day because he’d have 12 life, halving, and a force field.

Arkemis the Bear

Sunrise and sunset, the seasons, the tides, the rise and fall of nations, birth, death, war, and regret. These things will come to pass. They are inevitable. So, too, is Arkemis, known throughout the Splinterlands as “The Bear.” In some cases, many years pass before The Bear’s coming. In others, only a few. It is never predictable, but it always comes. When it does, it is unfailingly presaged by calamity. Sometimes, it is a drought that grips the land. Crops wither and die, and famine follows. Sometimes, it is a disease or pestilence that strikes without regard for station or status, scourging nobles and commoners alike. Sometimes, it is strife and conflict sown in the name of religion, liberty, justice, pride, or principle. Nations are torn asunder, cities are set ablaze by civil war, and blood is spilled in the streets as kinsfolk beset one another. Sometimes, it is all of this and more. In turn, the price of goods and services collapses. Jobs are lost, and many find themselves on the streets. When these things come to pass, The Bear follows. It lumbers through the ruin its coming has wrought: the fields of dried husks, the empty streets, the derelict buildings, the emaciated corpses. It snuffles, growls, and roars as it scavenges on the suffering and sorrow of those trying to survive. Dark times grow darker still. Neighbors turn on neighbors, nobles forsake their subjects, and vassals curse their lords for not protecting them. On occasion, the very brave or the very foolish try to kill The Bear or intimidate and frighten it off. They soon learn, though, that neither steel nor spells can hurt it, and no matter how great the inferno or how mighty the army is, it cannot be stopped. One swipe of its terrible claws, both the very brave and the very foolish wind up very dead. Expecting the worst is yet to come (and very often it is), the people of the Splinterlands hoard what they need to survive and trade what they can for next to nothing in return, for they fear that it will all be worthless in the end. Their coins they bury in the dirt or stashed in some dark corner for safekeeping. Then they bolt their doors, batten their windows, and pray they will survive. At least, that is what most do. But not all. Once upon a time, there was a wise person named Yew Yosef. When the calamities struck and the village was gripped by drought, disease, discord, and economic ruin, Yew’s friends, neighbors, and family all believed it was The Bear that caused them. Yew, however, wondered. What if it was not The Bear that brought the calamities, but the calamities that brought The Bear? Perhaps it delivered not ruin but hope and opportunity in times of ruin. Throughout the summer, the skies remained barren of rain, and crops withered and wilted. In the fall, pestilence swept through the village, and after it had taken its pound of flesh, a great war took another. Winter came, and a blanket of white covered the land. The time of Winterfest drew ever nearer, but it brought neither celebrations nor revelers. Only the massive paw prints of The Bear blemished the snowy streets of the village and the outlying farms. As before when calamity struck, the people sold their valuables and buried their coins in the dirt. They bolted their doors, battened their windows, and prepared to wait out the long, cold winter. But instead of selling the plow, the gems and trinkets, and other valuables accumulated over the years, Yew kept them. Instead of butchering the reindeer for their tender steaks, Yew fed them a meager stock of grain. Instead of burying coins in the dirt, Yew invested them in the enterprises of neighbors with the promise that, when payment could be made, it would be made with interest. One stormy evening, with a thick flurry of snow falling from the sky, a thunderous roar resounded from outside Yew’s humble farmhouse. Yew’s family begged for the doors and windows to be locked. However, Yew tugged on a pair of leather boots, shrugged on a thick fur coat, grabbed a stocking hat, and stepped out into the storm. Visibility was next to nothing, and Yew squinted into the white, whirling tempest. From out of the curtain of snow, a dark sharp emerged. It was The Bear, a hulking beast larger than any Yew had ever seen. It lumbered across the field on all fours and stopped not twenty paces away. When it rose on its hind legs, Yew saw that it wore thick fur garments, a chain necklace, and a leather belt with a bear’s skull etched into its buckle. It peered down with black eyes dark with rage, yet they were not the eyes of a beast. Their tempestuous depths also held a keen intellect, ancient wisdom, and profound compassion. Its lips peeled back to reveal teeth long and sharp, and it let out another roar. Rather than turn and flee, Yew headed toward the barn, boots crunching in the snow. The Bear watched curiously but made no move to attack. Yew opened the door to the barn and led two reindeer outside. The Bear approached them and sniffed and snuffled, yet the reindeer did not cry out or bolt away in fear. Apparently satisfied, The Bear nodded once, and when it ambled off into the storm, the two reindeer followed. Several days later, The Bear returned. Again, Yew’s family begged for the doors and windows to be locked, and again Yew tugged on the boots, coat, and hat and stepped out into the storm. This time, Yew carried a burlap sack filled with gemstones and priceless trinkets and placed it in the snow before The Bear. The great beast sniffed and snuffled. Then it hefted the sack in one mammoth paw, slung it over a shoulder, and plodded off into the storm. The Bear continued to visit Yew, and Yew continued to give it gifts: more reindeer, gems, and trinkets, as well as coins, grain, farming tools, and other valuables. Each time, The Bear accepted its gifts and disappeared with them into the snow, leaving Yew and Yew’s family and farm unharmed. Winter marched ever onward, and The Bear came less and less often until it stopped coming altogether. Meanwhile, the pestilence had run its course. The great war had ended. On the eve of Winterfest, the sun hung high in a bright blue sky. The fields of Yew’s farm were damp with melted snow, and small green shoots sprouted from the damp soil. At last, the day dawned on Winterfest. The village people celebrated in the streets, exchanging gifts as they laughed and cried and hugged one another. Yew woke early, bundled up, and went outside. A great herd of reindeer filled the fields surrounding the farm. There were several hundred of them, and each carried a pair of satchels slung across its back. When Yew opened the satchels, they were filled with countless gems and coins, a hundredfold and a hundredfold more than had been given to The Bear. So, too, had the barn been stocked with new farming tools of the highest quality, and the storehouses were overflowing with grain. Erelong, Yew’s neighbors repaid him for his investment in their enterprises… with the interest of course. The tale of Yew’s good fortune spread far and wide. Across the Splinterlands, people swore that the next time The Bear came, they would do as Yew had done. Many years passed, and eventually, calamity befell the Splinterlands once again. The Bear followed, of course. It was inevitable. Yet many feared that this time, it would never leave, and the drought, disease, discord, and economic ruin would last forever. Once again, they sold their valuables and buried their coins in the dirt. When the calamities ended and The Bear left (as it always does), they found themselves worse off than they had been before. They turned to those who, like Yew, had embraced the coming of The Bear as a symbol of hope and an opportunity, and their hearts filled with envy. Instead of blaming their own foolish decisions and shortsightedness, they cursed their rotten luck. But as you know, when it comes to The Bear, we make our own luck.

  • A Splinterlands Parable

This week’s Splinterlands Battle Challenge:
https://peakd.com/hive-13323/@splinterlands/share-your-battle-weekly-challenge-mycelicinfantry

Check out her MyCelic inFANTRY battle:
https://splinterlands.com?p=battle&id=sl_7360428724596a53aaa0d8375e64ddc5&ref=teachinthai

The River Nymph came out of the water again.

River Nymphs inhabit the rivers of the Splinterlands. Shy and reclusive, they usually remain hidden beneath the water’s surface. However, they have a strong respect for life, and they have been known to aid those in need. They are also fiercely protective of their homes and will defend them if it is threatened.

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The poison gas seems to come often so you can’t play water without the River Nymph. She’ll make it so the first card isn’t affected by some negative rules before she dies and can do a dash of magic damage too. At level four she’ll amplify special abilities like thorns or reflection. If you MAX your River Nymph she’ll also add some speed.

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Djinn Oshannus is getting pretty sick and tired of seeing his niece the River Nymph leave the water dressed like that again, but she helped win this poisonous battle against fire. The enemy had the same idea of using a cleanser, but their first card was such a weak tank that it was used in vain. You want to choose a tank that will last and do some damage, not something weak that will die with one hit wasting your only cleanse.

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While my enemy wisely chose The Chosen One which isn’t affected by the gas it was sitting in the back row too long and when it did have the chance to strike my Djinn Oshannus he found it was a MAX level card with a forcefield that makes any attack over 5 only do 1 point of meaningless damage. The demon didn’t get hurt by the gas each round but it took two hits of life each time Djinn Oshannus magic attacked.

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Anyone who’s played Splinterlands ranked battles regularly should all have a MAX Djinn Oshannus by now. Thank you for reading about this fun Splinterlands battle of mine today. This game gets way more fun and rewarding when you get closer to the top. I promise. If you haven’t already, then you should get into this great game. I’ve been a gamer since 1984 and Splinterlands has been my favorite game since 2019. Maybe I’ll change my mind after I get a PlayStation 5 or a Steam Deck.

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The Riftwatchers cards are mana heavy but so powerful that I want to have all of them before the sale ends. Even if you only add cheap level one common and rare Riftwatchers cards to your deck you will see more victories. I’m a bit disappointed my bot account hasn’t begun using them though. They say the bot needs more time to analyze the blockchain, but it’s been a long time now.

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Genesis League Goals has card staking available now. How much GLX will we get per pack per day? I don’t know what to do with my daily GLX rewards so I just restake them every day. I’m not a football or soccer fan but I do know of Messi. If he comes over to the MLS it will be a big deal and I’d love to open him up in one of my GLG packs.line.png

Check out my water battle:
https://splinterlands.com?p=battle&id=sl_073c4b207eaefe9f36787c0929e0274e&ref=jeremiahcustis

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The Forgotten One and its Molten Ash Golem

Hello, fellow Splinterlanders. Today I’d like to share my fire battle from hell with the Forgotten One and its spawn the Molten Ash Golem.

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The Molten Ash Golems are birthed from a creature known as the Forgotten One. Created by the High Magus of the Crypteia and serving as his servant, the Forgotten One is a fiery beast of might and malice.

With its slow speed, a healthy amount of life, and ability to attack from the front position, the Molten Ash Golem can serve as a primary or secondary tank if the ruleset is where the slow go first. This card is so cheap that it doesn’t make sense not to get a fully MAXed copy. Maybe you’re not near the Diamond League, but when you get there you’ll be happy to have as many cheap cards MAXed out as you can before it’s too late.

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Now you can rent just one summoner, Lux Vega, and use everything but your dragon cards making the jump from the Gold League to Diamond League a bit less dramatic. Before Lux came along I’d just get my foot in the diamond door and then quit playing for the rest of the season because the competition was too fierce, but she has made playing in the Diamond League a possibility for me.

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My enemy chose a tank that can heal itself so it was important that I took it out fast. My Chaos Dragon was able to randomly take out two of their cards with one shot that got the fight off to a good start.

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I don’t use the fire splinter often because it lacks healers, but it has some heavy hitters which can be the better choice sometimes. I use my dragon summoner way too often because it’s the only strong summoner I have unless I’m renting Lux Vega.

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In the end, there can be only one, the Forgotten One, and his Molten Ash Golem. A dragon or two would be nice too. Thanks for reading about my battle.

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How’s your Riftwatchers journey going? Have you collected every card yet? I still prefer my Chaos Legion summoners, but other than the summoners I’ve opened or bought almost all of the Riftwatchers. With the super low price of SPS and the GLX airdrop going on I’ve only unstaked enough SPS to open one pack per week. I’m still trying to level up my summoners and get GLG and Tower Defense packs when I can so it feels like there are too many choices right now, but when there are several games running under the GLS umbrella it will soon be the norm. Do you remember that movie about the Vietnam War where the soldier is sad that one day the war will end? Well, that’s how I feel about this bear market. I hope it goes on for a while longer so I can get a strong deck before the bull comes back and everything will be crazy expensive. What do you think of the plan to have new reward cards be soul bound? I love my Gladius cards so I think it will be a positive change to the game. What do you think?

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Check out my battle:
https://splinterlands.com?p=battle&id=sl_65fe9154741b1b2e01856e4372ee1760&ref=jeremiahcustis

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