LOTM LOW DOWN: Here's What You Need To Know About Yuga Labs' Legends Of The Mara Game
Legends of the Mara will be transforming from an metaverse myth to an Otherside reality later this summer and to get Voyagers ready to break on through and play the game, lets recap some important aspects of the game!
First, what is Legends of the Mara and How do you get a Vessel?
Legends of The Mara is a “stand-alone 2D experience that is powered by ApeCoin and was first announced on February 7,2023 and then expanded upon on March 27th.
“Legends of the Mara is a collection-based 2D strategy game that picks up where the events of 2nd Trip leave off,” Yuga Labs tweeted on March 27th. “With it, we’re going to learn more about Kodas, including their origins and their primal relationship with Otherside, encounter some new apprentices in the form of the Mara, and learn more about the story of Otherside throughout LOTM. With it, we’re going to learn more about Kodas, including their origins and their primal relationship with Otherside, encounter some new apprentices in the form of the Mara, and learn more about the story of Otherside throughout LOTM.”
In order to participate in the Legends of the Mara game, Voyagers must get a Vessel. Every Voyager can receive one Vessel per OtherDeed they own after they exchange their OtherDeed for an OtherDeed Expanded NFT. Voyagers can exchange their Otherdeeds and claim their Vessels here: https://lotm.otherside.xyz
Following the exchange, Voyagers will receive a vessel and retain their deed in the form of an OtherDeed Expanded game board. The type of vessel that voyagers will receive are assigned at random, with Hunter vessels being the most common, farmer vessels being the second most common, and enchanters being the rarest of the three.
Next, What is a Vessel?
In the story of Legends of the Mara, which takes place right after the events of the Second Trip, Vessels fell from the sky, and once they reached the OtherSide, a glowing Obelisk on the land wakes up the ‘Shade’ and the shade inhabits the vessels. There are three types of vessels: hunter, farmer, and enchanter. Each vessel will play a great role in LoTM.
There are three types of vessels: hunter, farmer, and enchanter. Each vessel will play a great role in LOTM, according to Yuga Labs.
Hunter vessels are orange crystals, and their role is to protect the land and fight against the ‘Shattered.’
Farmer vessels are green in color, and as the name applies, they’re used to farm sediment fragments of the land.
Enchanter vessels are purple in color and we do not know much about their roll in the game at this time.
What do Voyagers do with their Vessels?
Vessels themselves cannot farm, fight, or enchant. Vessels are merely a magical refuge for the Shade that decides to inhabit them. To be able to take these roles, there is a nesting period in which the vessels must incubate. Only one vessel can be nested at a time per Deed. The nesting period however is unknown at the time of this article’s publication.
Further, Yuga Labs has previously emphasized the importance of the first Vessel that Voyagers chose to nest on their land.
“The strategy behind Legends of the Mara starts with the decisions we make as collectors,” Yuga Labs’ Chief Gaming Officer Spencer Tucker wrote on Yuga Labs’ blog. “The game embraces a variety of different play styles, each with their own strategic advantages. The decisions you make as a Voyager will not only guide your journey but will influence the experience of other players in the ecosystem.”
After Voyagers “nest” their Vessels what happens next?
Once the nesting period is completed, the Mara will emerge from the vessel. The Mara can then be placed in their role as a hunter, farmer, or enchanter depending on their vessel type. Mara is not their final form though. These creatures can further evolve into a much more powerful creature named the KodaMara.
A KodaMara's evolution is tied to the stars of the OtherSide as they evolve in accordance to the type of seasonal catalyst they ingest. The Kodamara will also inherit the trait of that catalyst. This can be done in what is known as the “Creation Season.”
The Bored Ape Gazette is working to keep you posted on all things Legends of The Mara and will continue to create gaming recap articles on Yuga Labs’ various games. Stay tuned for updates!