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Nexus

Last updated: Release 27.7.X12
Nexus Portal

Nexus is the realm’s town area, and a safe zone from Oryx’s minions. In the Nexus, you can interact and trade with other players, customize your options, purchase Realm Gold and items, and play the Alchemist minigame. It is also the gateway between Realms that also allows access to your Vault, Guild Hall, and Pet Yard, the Tinkerer, and the Arena.

Layout

The Nexus changes themes seasonally, and during holidays or certain events. The current Nexus (Spring 2017) is Hanami themed, designed by Beige.

Map of Nexus central area:
Spring 2017 Nexus

Complete map of Nexus

Spawn Point

The Spawn Point

It is here that players go when they escape to safety by pressing the Nexus key (R by default), clicking the temple icon (Temple), or entering a nexus portal.

  • Name Change Statue
    Golden Statue
    The shiny gold statue in the northwest corner of the spawn platform allows you to choose a unique name for yourself. This name must contain no more than 10 characters, and only letters are allowed. Once you have your name, it will cost 1000 Realm Gold to change it again.

  • Guild Hall Portal
    Guild Hall Portal
    The brown door in the southwest corner of the spawn platform is a portal leading to the Guild Hall, where you can meet with members of your guild. You may only go through this door if you are in a guild.

  • Vault Portal
    Vault Door
    Located in the southeast corner of the spawn platform, the Vault allows you to store items that you don’t currently need or want. Items in the vault are not lost with the death of a character.

  • Pet Yard Portal
    Pet Yard Portal
    In the northeast corner of the platform is the Pet Yard, an area where pets can be hatched, fed, and upgraded.

  • Character Change Statue
    Stone Statue
    Two grey statues north of the spawn platform. These take you back to the character selection screen, where you can switch to a different character, switch to a different server, or log out of your current account.

Fountains

Fountain Map Fountain

Six fountains are placed around the Nexus: two by spawn and four by the Realm portals. They are not marked on the map but can easily found near the water.

The fountains will heal a nearby injured player at a rate of +100 HP every 1-2 seconds, though they only heal one person at a time.

Shops

Shops

  • Regular Shops
    Key Shop
    The Nexus has eight shops, in which Realm Gold (and rarely, Fame) can be used to purchase items. They can have up to 12 items on display, which appear throughout the day. Prices remain constant until a few minutes before the item sales end, at which point they can be found at a discount. All current rates can be seen here.

    Each shop area deals in a particular type of goods:

  • Mystery Box Shop
    Mystery Box Shop
    North of the spawn area is the Mystery Box Shop which sells the chance to receive a variety of items. Step on the red carpet to see what is being offered. The shop is manned by an NPC also named “Mystery Box Shop”

  • Cloth Bazaar Portal
    Cloth Bazaar Portal
    Between the middle and lower shops of the eastern and western walls are portals to the Cloth Bazaar, which offers dyes and cloths

The Alchemist

Alchemist Area Alchemist
When available, the Alchemist offers another method to get random items after completing quests from the Tinkerer

The Daily Quest Room

Daily Quest Area Daily Quest Portal
North of the Alchemist is the Daily Quest Room which leads to the Tinkerer and the Login Seer. The Tinkerer offers rewards for bringing specific items, and the Login Seer offers rewards for logging in daily.

Realm Portals

Realm Portals

Once you’re ready to return to combat with Oryx’s minions, you come to the northernmost part of Nexus to enter a Realm portal.

The number of realms available changes often, depending on the population of the current server and which realms are sealed off. There can be up to 8 available at once, or there can be none at all (although having fewer than 2 is rare and temporary). Each is after a minion, usually a god.

Below each portal is some fraction, with a denominator of 85 and the numerator displaying the current number of players in that realm. All realms are instances of the identical game; there are no differences in difficulty, skill level, or guild inclusion.

Guild Book

Guild Book Location Guild Book

After getting at least 1000 fame, you can come to the northwest wing of Nexus to create a guild by interacting with the guild book. You will need to choose a unique name for your guild.

If you have already joined a guild, you can come here to leave the guild.

Arena

Arena Location Arena

  • Arena Portal
    Arena Portal
    In the northwest wing of Nexus is the portal that leads to the Arena, a special dungeon where you can fight endless waves of enemies. There is no penalty for dying in the Arena

  • Arena Guard
    Arena Guard
    North and south of the Arena Portal are Arena Guards. Interact with them to get information about the Arena and to see the Arena leader boards

Animals

Sheep Spring? Nexus Animals

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–Sheep

The basic-theme Nexus is inhabited by sheep. Other Nexus themes see different animals outside the walls. The Halloween Nexus contains bats, the Harvest Nexus turkeys, and Winter Nexus snow hares

Previous Nexus Layouts:

Halloween Nexus
Fall Nexus
Previous spring Nexus

In February 2014 following the hacking of Realm by SwatSec, the Nexus was devastated with many player graves. This look was echoed in the Battle for the Nexus which was released afterwards.