Knowledge is a resource more precious and rare than most. The Nyx Wiki serves as a library and encyclopedia to ideas, concepts and content found along the River Styx! Adding things to the Wiki is also a great way to earn some extra Mana.
In this here almanac, studious souls can learn about Spirit Stakes, Items, Adaptables, Levels, Gameplay elements and technical concepts. The Knowledge base also serves as a resource for blockchain and web development terminology.
"The River" is made up of many locations, adaptables, items, spirit stakes, story pages, blockchain modules and more!
Each souls progress along the river is unique. Think of it as an RPG that "grows" with you.
As the current and flow of the river shifts, different options will become available here for you to explore.
Items and terms added to the Glossary earn you Mana & XP!
Solidity is a contract-based language that is primarily used in Ethereum and Blockchain development. One of the reasons why programmers…
A digital facility that holds your Ether and other Ethereum based tokens (like Drachmae). It lets you interact seamlessly with…
Delegated Proof of Stake (dPoS)
This consensus mechanism was created by Daniel Larimer in order to solve Bitcoin’s perceived scaling problems. dPoS has proven to…
Smart Contracts are self executing code blocks deployed on the Ethereum blockchain. They contain data & code functions. Contracts make…
Ethereum is a technology that lets you send cryptocurrency to anyone for a small fee. It also powers applications that everyone can…
At its most basic, a blockchain is a list of transactions that anyone can view and verify. The Bitcoin blockchain, for example, contains a record…
Gamification /ˌɡeɪmɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun the application of typical elements of game playing (e.g. point scoring, competition with others, rules of…
Your rank on Nyx-labs.com indicates how long and how much you participate in the community over time. The more you…
"Game Mechanics are constructs of rules and feedback loops intended to produce enjoyable gameplay. They are the building blocks that can be applied and combined to gamify any non-game context."
Gas refers to the fee, or pricing value, required to successfully conduct a transaction or execute a contract on the Ethereum blockchain platform.
Cardano is a blockchain project developed and founded by Charles Hoskinson in 2015. The project is overseen by the Cardano…
In 2017 software developers Taiyang Zhang and Loong Wang founded Republic Protocol. The following year the project had a private…
The BitTorrent token (BTT) is a TRC-10 utility token based on the Tron blockchain. It was introduced in early 2019…
Non-fungible token (NFT)
Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) are used to represent a digital asset (photos, videos, audio, and other digital files), allows users to…
Automated Market Maker (AMM)
An Automated Market Maker (AMM) is a type of Decentralised Exchange (DEX) protocol running Smart Contracts, that pools liquidity from…
Liquidity Provider (LP)
A Liquidity Provider (LP) is someone who adds funds to a liquidity pool of a Decentralised Finance (DeFi) protocol, such…
Splinterlands is an NFT card collection game operating on the Hive Blockchain, based on the popular trading card games like…
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Decentralized Applications (DApps)
Decentralized Applications, commonly referred to as DApps, are computer applications that operate on decentralized blockchain networks
Merkle trees are widely used in blockchain technology to efficiently verify the authenticity of transactions and to provide a secure and tamper-proof distributed ledger.
Proof of Work (PoW)
Proof of Work (PoW) is a consensus algorithm used in blockchain technology to secure and validate transactions on the network.
Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)
The Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) is a runtime environment for executing smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain. It was designed to be a decentralized, secure, and sandboxed environment that can execute arbitrary code while maintaining consensus among all network nodes.
Consensus algorithms are used to prevent double-spending, ensure the integrity of transactions, and maintain the security of the network.
Decentralized Autonomous Organization
A Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) is a type of organization that operates using a blockchain-based smart contract, which automates the decision-making and governance processes of the organization.
Web3 refers to the next generation of the internet, where blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps) will become more prevalent.
A binary tree is a data structure used in computer science to organize and store data. It consists of nodes connected by edges, where each node can have at most two children nodes.
"Spirit Stakes" are locations, buildings and places that may be found along the river. Industrious souls can invest into these to receive resources, items, fame and more!
The Fishing Hut
"Souls with a Spirit Stake in the "Fishing Hut" can expect to catch Adaptables every now and again. It's a slow process, but potentially a profitable one."
"The Homestead is a relatively safe spot to set down a Spirit Stake. Perhaps it can be upgraded further? Comes with a little garden that spawns local flora."
The Transmutation Hut
"A place of potent magical alchemy. Souls with a Spirit Stake here can expect strong boons to their Mana stocks."
This lodge and taverna is a popular location at the shore of the Heartlake. Innkeepers can expect regular income from patron Souls."
"The “Campfire” allows a soul that has a Spirit Stake to stake a witness claim at The River. It often *moves around* and is prone to constant changes as fire tends to be."
"This quaint barn is a great place to put some equipment in storage. It also doubles nicely as a workshop."
"Items" are collectibles, curio, everyday objects or item of arcane lore. You may need them to trade, grow, evolve or progress the story in one way or another! You'll be able to get an overview of the items you've collected in your Inventory!
"With the proper conditions met the ubiquituous Turtle Cacti can be brought to bloom! The flowers are a magnificent shade of burgundy purple and exude a stern discipline."
"This fossilized Velociraptor Claw has seen its share of history. It's still exceedingly sharp."
"These "River Lotus" absorb some of the essence of the stream. They grow abundantly in the most visited parts of Styx."
"The "Nyxshroom" is a fire red mushroom with replenishing qualities. It can only be picked up by those with an affinity for magic."
"This is a fully functional "wasp catcher" to painlessly catch insects with. It can be 3D-printed and works in the real world too!"
"An ancient looking scroll entwined by vines with purple flowers. The merchant swears that they will retract once you purchase. You somehow doubt it..."
Cracked Dragon Egg
"A broken dragon egg. It seems that whatever was occupying it hatched quite recently."
"The brilliant plume of a Firebird with a color spectrum like molten lava. It bristles around famous souls."
"These cacti are a fairly common sight along the river Styx. They resemble the shell of a Turtle! Cultivating them is a tricky yet fruitful endeavour."
"Hivestone is a rather curious byproduct in the condensation process of Steam and Mana, wherein the purest parts of each element splits off in a very rapid (yet surprisingly safe) reaction forming...
"Absolutely devillishly hot and spicy. If ever there was an aspect of fire, this is it. Goes well with chicken and curries!"
"Adaptables" creatures and beings you may encounter and collect during your travels. You may need them to trade, grow, evolve or progress the story in one way or another! You'll be able to get an overview of the items you've collected in your Inventory!
"Locations" are landmarks, natural sites and places of interest that may be found along the river. These may often progress the story, offer choice or provide resources.
This magical font springs forth from the dry desert ground. Some powerful mages must have fashioned the roughly hewn stone…
Mana Flats As you stand looking onto the Mana Flats, the dry and vast expanse stretches out before you as…
The Lonely Tree
You spot a gnarled and lonely tree growing on a tiny island in the midst of a calm part of…
Lily Ford In this area, the stream has slowed down enough to create a natural bridge with the aid of…
Rustgale Docks At the edge of the world you come across what looks like a ship harbor hanging off the…
Springsap Embankment As you crest a small dune next to the stream, you notice an unusually dry patch of terrain…
You find yourself engulfed in total darkness. Suddenly, a single spark appears in the distance. As it starts...
A freshly hatched dragon. It may be tiny...but you know better than to mess with it. Dragons are...
An adolescent Drake Dragons that have learned to fly but are not yet able to breathe fire or...
A real, massive, ACTUAL Dragon Creatures of legends and myth, Dragons have long captured the imagination of souls...
So far nobody here has heard of you. As you participate in the community your renown will grow...
A respectable host of souls have interacted with Upstarts already. Not a totally unknown quantity anymore.
Proven to be well-known and well-connected, "Local Heroes" are the heart and soul of most communities.
The rare, the exceptional, the influential. Only the fewest souls will ever reach the status of "River Idol",...
Travel along the River Styx to locations and shards further downriver.
Keep in mind that the available paths change depending on where you are.
Discovering and interacting with other areas in the river is certain to lead to unexpected outcomes.
Exploration is encouraged.