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LP Cost 100,000
Hearth Magic(s) Unlocked None
Required By (0) Nothing
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"And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?"

-Genesis, 4:9

Murder does quite exactly as it implies, and grants you other, more effective ways, of ending the lives of your fellow Hearthlings.

In-Game Text

"Blood fell on the icy moor,
Where brother slew brother,
When Alfthing's line was broken."

How to Use

Murder gives you two abilities:

  • The ability to enter Murderous Rage, a status buff which lasts 24 real life hours and makes all your attacks deal 20% increased grievous damage, in exchange for nullifying your knockout protection.
  • Allows you to stay in combat with any knocked out players who do not have knockout protection, or, in other words, allows you to continue to attack and murder anybody who is knocked out and in a Murderous Rage.

You do not need to be in a murderous rage to kill someone else who is in a murderous rage. As long as you have the Murder skill, and KO someone in a murderous rage, you can continue attacking them until they die.

Therefor, if you have the LP, there is no reason not to buy both Rage and Murder. It does not opt you in for death, all it opts you in for is the ability to enact permanent justice on criminals.

Murderous Rage

In-game text:

"Entering into a Murderous Rage cancels your Knockout Protection, allowing other Hearthlings the possibility of having combat relations with you after you have been knocked out, and preventing you from traveling to your Hearth Fire or logging out while knocked out. A Murderous Rage increases the amount of Grievous Damage you deal in combat."

Once activated, it will last for 24 real life hours, during which all attacks deal 20% increased Grievous Damage, or in other wounds, give 20% more HHP wounds to your opponent. This makes it a good deal easier to murder someone by hitting high damage attacks, preferably one huge finishing attack like a Cleave.

While in a Murderous Rage you cannot teleport to your Hearth Fire or log out when KOed if your target also has murder, because you will still be in combat, your only choice is to hope your opponent has mercy on you.

As such, Murderous Rage should only be used if you accept the risk and want the highest chance of slaughtering someone.

Game Development (templ)

  • An Arrow to the Knee (2020-02-02) >"Added new/old skill "Murder". Murder allows you to have combat relations with people who do not enjoy knockout protection, and unlocks the new ability "Murderous Rage"."
  • An Arrow to the Knee (2020-02-02) >"Added new ability "Murderous Rage". Murderous Rage increases your Griveous Damage dealt by +20%, but removes your Knockout Protection while active. While active, you cannot fast travel to your Hearth Fire or Log Out while you are knocked out, and your combat relations are not automatically terminated on Knockout. A Murderous Rage lasts for 24 RL hours once activated."
  • An Arrow to the Knee (2020-02-02) >"NB: Murder does not allow you to ignore Knockout protection completely, rather, it allows you to Murder anyone without Knockout Protection, which can presently be removed only through an active "Murderous Rage" buff. Knockout Protection is thus effectively canceled when you have Murder, and the opponent is in a Murderous Rage."