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Test of Towers
Test of Towers
(Test - Architecture)
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Build great Towers across Egypt. Building far from others allows control of more land. Your total cumulative score for each type of tower can be viewed from your Tasks menu. Though you will receive a talent point when each tower type reaches 100%, each must be complete to pass the Test of Towers.

Test Description

The Hour of Towers occurs about once per three (Egypt) days. The schedule for the next seven Hours of Towers is shown on the calendar. When the hour arrives, build any number of Towers across the land. You control all land that is closest to one of your towers. Control an amount of land equal to all of Egypt to pass the Test of Towers.

Hint: Since you only have 20 minutes to place your towers, contract with others to build for you. Be sure to transfer ownership before the end of the Hour of Towers.

Additional Information

The Test of Towers is a test in the discipline of Architecture. During periodic "Tower Hours", you (and others willing to help you) will construct temporary towers to "control" the land. Building more towers than other players, and placing them strategically, is the key to controlling more territory, bringing you greater progress toward passing the test.

Each Hour of Towers uses just one of the seven types of towers shown below. At the end of the hour, all towers disappear. Tower Hours last for one in-game hour—which is to say, about 20 real-time minutes.

Towers are built in a Medium Construction Site (2 canvas, 8 rope, 100 boards) and are only available on the build menu during one of the hours for that type of tower. If you fail to load the required resources onto the construction site before the period ends, your construction site remains; you may disassemble it to get your resources back.

Scoring

During the Hour of Towers, participants may build towers. Each tower will control all the land that is closer to it than to any other tower. A single uncontested tower would control 100% of Egypt. The amount of land controlled is based on Voronoi diagrams quantized with quadtrees.

Any towers you own at the end of the hour count towards your cumulative total control of Egypt for that tower type. (This means that you can have other people build towers for you, as long as they transfer ownership to you before the end of the hour.) The percentage you earned during that hour will be shown in a message in Main, and the top 14 scores will be listed in a message in System.

The top 14 scorers in any particular Hour of Towers get to apply all of the percentage points they scored that round to their total. Participants not in the top 14 only get to add 1/7 of their percentage points to their total.

Passing the Test

Your total cumulative score for each type of tower can be viewed from your Tasks menu. Though you will receive a talent point when each tower type reaches 100%, each must be complete to pass the Test of Towers.

Tower Types

There are seven kinds of towers. Each type requires a demonstration of materials.

Solid Land Tower

Solid Land Tower Solid land.png

Rich Soil Tower

Rich Soil Tower Rich soil tower.png

Hand of Man Tower

Hand of Man Tower Handofman.png

Living Land Tower

Living Land Tower Living land.png

New Life Tower

New Life Tower Tower - New Life.jpg

Racing Mind Tower

Racing Mind Tower Tower - Racing Mind.jpg

Night Tower

Night Tower Tower - Night.jpg

Monumental Towers

As a reward, once you've passed reached 100% on one tower, you can build a monumental tower of the same kind. They look the same as the standard towers, but they don't disappear. You may only build one monumental tower of each type. After building, you can reposition them once.

Rich Soil

Solid Land

Hand of Man

Living Land Tower

Racing Mind Tower

New Life Tower

Night Tower

Tower Demonstration

To Prove Egypt's Ability to create the New Life Tower required (demonstrated): 1000 Bricks 10 Clay Lamp 7 Eggs 1 Onion Seeds (of any type) as Precious Gift 1 Carrot Seeds (of any type) as Precious Gift 1 Cabbage Seeds (of any type) as Precious Gift 1 Leek Seeds as (of any type) Precious Gift 1 Garlic Seeds (of any type) as Precious Gift 7 Medium Sapphire

To Prove Egypt's Ability to create the Living Land Tower required (demonstrated): 1000 Wood 10 Clay Lamp 7 Medium Emerald 70 Dates 280 Honey

To Prove Egypt's Ability to create the Hand of Man Tower required (demonstrated): 1000 Bricks 10 Clay Lamp 100 Ash 250 Firebricks 50 Charcoal 4 Iron Bars 7 Medium Ruby

To Prove Egypt's Ability to create the Night Tower requires (demonstrated): 1000 Bricks 10 Clay Lamp 7 Medium Diamond 70 Slate 2 Night Granite 3 Peasant Foot Mushrooms 3 Toad Skin Mushrooms 3 Sand Spore Mushrooms 3 Earth Light Mushrooms 3 Eye of Osiris Mushrooms 3 Bleeding Hand Mushrooms 3 Dung Rot Mushrooms

To Prove Egypt's Ability to create the Racing Mind Tower required (demonstrated): 1000 Bricks 10 Clay Lamp 100 Paper (Papyrus) 1 Nut's Essence 3 Quicksilver 1 Lens Amethyst for the Beacon