Ley Lines can be found throughout the Planes of the Nexus, aligning certain locations to the power of one side or another in the Great Conflict. These locations are invisible to the untrained eye, but can be seen and tapped for power by those with the right skills. Like the now-obsolete system of Infusion in past Breaths, Ley Lines can exist at any location. Unlike Infusion, Ley Lines are a naturally-occurring phenomenon in certain areas and planes and cannot be created or destroyed by players, though their locations may shift over time.
Ley Lines can be detected by any character with Sense Magic. Such characters will be notified in the Description of their current tile with a message saying "You sense a Holy/Unholy/Arcane ley line here." Characters who have purchased Tap Ley Line may also see the depth of the Ley Line, e.g. "You sense an Arcane ley line 110 points deep here." Characters who have purchased Psychic Bloodhound may also detect other players' interactions with Ley Lines in the last 24 hours.
Characters with Tap Ley Line may drain Ley Lines for 5 Magic Points, removing 50 points from the Ley Line by default, with matching Ley Line and Class alignments removing less. Ley Lines may never be completely drained by characters in this way, and will always have at least 1 point of power unless removed by a deeper and more fundamental power than a player character. Ley Lines will regenerate 10 points of power every Game Tick up to a maximum of 500 points.
Arcane Ley Lines
Arcane Ley Lines are aligned to fundamental forces of the Nexus, including the Neutral Elder Powers, the essence of magic and boundaries of the planes themselves. Arcane Ley Lines are most commonly found in the formerly mortal city-state of Laurentia.
- Mortal and Transcended characters who drain an Arcane Ley Line will only reduce its power by 40 points.
Holy Ley Lines
- Angels who drain a Holy Ley Line will only reduce its power by 40 points.
- Demons who drain a Holy Ley Line will burn for 10 points of unsoakable damage.