Monday, 15 May 2017

Celebration of Mother's Day

Motherhood in ancient cultures and civilisations WAS Fertility and thus, both in Age of Pyramids and in Creatures of Olympus, special 24 hour promotions were launched in honour of Mother's Day that gave us gorgeous Fertility goddesses.

In Egypt, we were given the opportunity to purchase the Queen Vizier.

In Creatures of Olympus, a similar promotion gave us the chance to own the ethereal and breathtaking Mother Goddess who is in fact the ancient Goddess of Motherhood and Love and whose symbol always has been a dove.  As you can see, she manifests a white dove and then sets it into flight.

The actual animation when she inhabits the Love Habitat is slightly more dramatic.  The white dove carries a pink heart and as it flies upwards into the sky, the Goddess leaps up to catch it.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Tip for using the Sanctuary

When you reach Level 35, you will unlock the Revive Pyramid and the Sanctuary.   If you have saved a number of Creatures in your Inventory rather than selling your duplicate Creatures, you will be in a good condition to Revive a Creature fairly soon afterwards.

It is not enough to unlock the Sanctuary.  One needs to build the Revive Pyramid should one ever wish to revive any Creature!  The cost is not dear in terms of Stone: only 30,000 Stones to build it.

Once built, you will see a list of the Creatures that can be revived with their costs:  I have included a list below of all Revive Creatures with the Tokens needed to bring each into existence.

After Moving your Creature into a Habitat, you should tap on the Habitat and then tap on the icon of the Creature in the Habitat to open a menu that will allow you to 'Feed' it.  All the food you have harvested from your Food Farms will be available and you need to feed the Creature at least until it reaches Level 4, which is the adult stage.  If you have not built any of the Statues, your creatures can be raised to Level 10, making it the highest possible earner of its type until you unlock and build the Statues.   At the start, feed your Creature first to Level 4 to be able to use it in breeding and then to Level 10 to allow it to generate the greatest number of Coins.

The Token you receive when you sacrifice any Creature depends on the type of Creature you use.  Each Creature gives one of two possible Tokens based on its parent types.  Any Creature with a Hawk or Hawk Hybrid as a parent can give a Grey (Wing) Token.

The correspondences are:

Jackel: Yellow Token (Star)
Cat: Red Token (Ankh)
Serpent: Purple Token (Dagger)
Crocodile: Blue Token (Water)
Human: Green Token (Eye of Horus or Udjat)
Hawk: Grey Token (Wing)

I made a list below of all the permanent Creatures that can be sent down the river, but it is sufficient to know the basic correspondences for each type of Token.  Note that neither Sand nor Vizier Creatures are qualified for use as Sacrifices.  At this point in time, therefore, you safely can sell any duplicate Vizier or Sand Creature if you need Coins.

The Grey Tokens are the most difficult to obtain.  No Winged Creature has a better than 20% chance of yielding one.  Most of the Creatures that can be revived are permanent ones.  There is no time limit, therefore, for them in terms of being able to find them in the Revive Pyramid.  Since i began to play, however, there have been two 'seasonal' Revive Creatures.  The first was the Jackal King, now gone.  The second is the Vizier Reindeer, who still is available.  For the Vizier Reindeer, one needs a total of 8 Grey Tokens.  At the time of its release, I had only 6 in my possession.  I had to sacrifice at least 20 more Winged Creatures to obtain the 2 Grey Tokens I lacked.  Were it not for the fact that Diamonds were being offered at a sale price and I therefore was able to use speed-ups, I never would have achieved the goal.


An auxiliary to this is that, once you have all existing Creatures in the game, you should try to breed winged Creatures regularly for sacrifice.  As the Grey Token is the most difficult to obtain, breeding a constant supply of winged Creatures with a 20% chance of yielding a Grey Token is an excellent strategy.  I try to sacrifice a Winged Creature daily if not twice daily.

Obviously, when a new Seasonal Creature or even permanent Creature has been released, I try to breed that one instead, but once I again have all Creatures in the game, I return to the strategy of breeding winged creatures.  Fortunately, many of these take no more than 10 hours to breed.

I love this game but find this aspect of it rather gruesome.  There is a fundamental ethical issue here:  will I sacrifice living if virtual creatures in order to obtain rare ones???  I suppose I shall, but am a little ashamed of myself...

Here are the correspondences for the list of permanent Creatures that can be sacrificed in terms of the probability of obtaining each of the Tokens they can yield:

Anubis: 70% Yellow, 30% Green
Anumau 55% Yellow, 45% Red
Sekhmet: 30% Green, 70% Red
Ashacobra: 60% Yellow, 40% Purple
Wadjet: 20% Grey, 80% Purple
Apenaja 40% Purple, 60% Red
Horucobra 20% Grey, 80% Purple
Thoth 20% Grey, 80% Green
Sphinx: 30% Green, 70% Red
Ininekhe: 20% Grey, 80% Green
Maunekhe: 30% Green, 70% Red
Iniape: 70% Purple, 30% Green
Pharaoh: 70% Yellow, 30% Green
High Priest: 55% Yellow, 45% Red
Pyramidhead: 70% Purple, 30% Green
Avaris: 30% Green, 70% Blue
Horux: 70% Yellow, 30% Green
Ptahmose: 70% Yellow, 30% Green
Hemaka; 70% Purple, 30% Green
Hapi: 30% Green, 70% Red
Urasobe: 65% Purple, 35% Blue
Aunekhe: 80% Yellow, 20% footprint
Maudile: 35% Blue, 65% Red
Ptah: 30% Green, 70% Blue
Osiris: 70% Purple, 30% Green
Iniau: 70% Yellow, 30% Green
Warhorse: 55% Yellow, 45% Red
Herumix: 20% Grey, 80% Red
Sobeau: 65% Yellow, 35% Green
Maunekh: 20% footprint, 80% Red
Urainiama: 70% Purple, 30% Green
Mauasha: 55% Yellow, 45% Red
Horusobe: 20% Grey, 80% Blue
Mausukh: 35% Blue, 65% Red
Cobrau: 60% Yellow, 40% Purple
Jackadile:  65% Yellow, 35% Blue
Maucobra: 40% Purple, 60% Red
Sukhoapep: 65% Purple, 35% Blue

Creatures in Inventory are not eligible for Sacrifice, nor are Creatures lower than Level 4.  I do not see any point in using a high level creature.  They are NOT worth more in Tokens, nor do the percentages change at all.  Initially,  I took a Level 1 Auneckhe from Inventory and swapped him with a high level one, leveled him up to Level 4 and then renamed him 'Victim' so that there would be no confusion when I took him to the Altar.  Once in the Sanctuary, I chose the Victim and rather to my consternation, he was placed in a boat and sent down the river!  Very, very graphic... had thought the sacrifice would be hidden and more painless.

Another surprise is that the sacrifice process will take 12 hours.  I do not know if that is how long the journey itself will take towards whatever dark destination is his, or if that is a bureaucratic time period required to process the paperwork!  Anyway, gone was he and I awaited the result.

You CAN use speed-ups on any Sacrifice as well as on the process of Revival once it has begun.

Note that I received only ONE Token for the sacrifice of my poor Creature.  Initially, it was a long journey to the point where I could revive any one.

I have to confess that I thought the amounts needed were outrageous until I realised I had misread them all grossly.   I was misreading the slash (/) as a seven or one I think!  Good thing no one really had used this guide yet.  I was sending creatures randomly down the river, thinking that it would take YEARS no matter what to earn enough Tokens to revive any one.  Now I shall attempt to sacrifice Creatures who will give the tokens I need.  I have almost enough amazingly to revive my first Creature.   Instead of 71 Blue Tokens, all I need is 1!  (This was written a few months ago.  I now have revived all existing Creatures, including the recent Seasonal ones).

Ammit: 2 Yellow Tokens,  1 Blue, 2 Red
  Time to Revive: 12 hours

Renenutet: 4 Yellow Tokens, 3 Purple, 1 Green
  Time to Revive: 1 Day

Behemoth: 5 Yellow, 1 Grey, 2 Blue, 3 Red
  Time to Revive: 2 Days

Manticore: 2 Grey, 5 Purple, 3 Green, 3 Red
  Time to Revive: 3 Days

Shezmu: 3 Silver Grey, 5 Purple, 4 Green, 4 Blue, 5 Red
  Time to Revive: 4 Days

Anibis: 5 Grey, 5 Purple, 6 Green, 4 Blue, 7 Red
  Time to Revive: 4 Days

On 18 November, a new Seasonal Creature was added to the list:

  Jackal King: 7 Grey, 7 Purple, 6 Green, 10 Blue, 5 Red

No longer active!

A new Seasonal Creature was added to the Revive Pyramid list for Christmas/New Year:

Vizier Reindeer:  8 Grey, 9 Purple, 7 Green, 8 Blue, 5 Red

Seasonal Revive Creatures

Initially, I did not realise that there were Seasonal Revive Creatures in the same fashion as the Seasonal Creatures in the Market or Mystic Pyramid.  These are available only for a brief time during the Season to which they are attributed, so if you want one, make certain that you move quickly to Revive it.  It is where Seasonal Creatures are concerned that the use of speed-ups can be critical.

For example, when the Vizier Reindeer was released, I had all the Tokens needed to Revive him with the exception of two missing Grey Tokens.  If I had waited for the ordinary time period for Sacrifices, I never would have achieved the goal.  After all, the chance of obtaining a Grey Token from ANY winged Creature is only 20%.  I was obliged to Sacrifice at least 20 Winged Creatures before I obtained the 2 Grey Tokens that I lacked for the Vizier Reindeer.

N.B.  In view of the appearance of these Seasonal Creatures periodically, I suggest that all players Sacrifice their Creatures on a regular Basis to amass Tokens, even if they have revived all existing Creatures...

The Tokens all are objects or symbols.  The Grey is a wing,  the Purple is a Dagger, the Green is the Eye of Horus, Blue is flowing Water and Red is an Ankh.  I believe they are hieroglyphic letters actually.  I recognise a couple of them.  Have to look in one of my books on Ancient Egypt...

Friday, 24 March 2017

New Sorcerers for Spring in Age of Pyramids and new breeds in Creatures of Olympus

Last updated on Monday, 22 May with new Sorcerer and new Coral Habitat Salamander.

As of Monday, 3 April, there is a new Underground Habitat in the form of the Sorcerer Habitat and two new Creatures to inhabit it in the form of the Sorcerer Nugera and the Sorcerer Tsiskha.  Breeding information below.

In Creatures of Olympus, we recently experienced the addition of a new Habitat in the Water Kingdom in the form of the Coral Habitat, where the Ancient Turtle and now the Jellyfish live.

Age of Pyramids

Sorcerer Habitat:

This Underground habitat is unlocked at Level 47 and costs 1900,000 Stones to build.  It takes 4 days to complete and when completed, will house two Creatures.  The cost of upgrading this habitat is 2500000 Stones.

At present, there are TWO new Creatures for this habitat in the form of the Sorcerer Nugera. and the Sorcerer Tsiskha.   You will see the breeding combinations below...

I purchased and cloned my first Sorcerer Nugera.  Breed and clone time is 1 day, 18 hours, changing instantly to 1 day, 17 hours... so now I have two of these gorgeous creatures.  Frismos confirmed that the breeding combination is Scorpion and Bennu.

Sorcerer Nugera
  Bred from Bennu and Scorpion
  Breeding time: 1 day, 18 hours, changing instantly to 1 day, 17 hours

Sorcerer Tsiskha
  Bred from Scarab and Serpopard
  Time: 2 days (confirmed now by me)

Sorcerer Nenet
  Bred from: Frog and Bennu
  Breed time: 2 days

Sorcerer Ahmar
  Bred from ?
  Time: 2 day, 6 hours

Obtaining Stone

The farthest location on the Map where you can send your Ships for Stone is Thinis where in 2 days for the price of 400000 Coins, you will receive 40,000 Stones.

Your ability to purchase additional Ships as well as your ability to send them longer distances on the Map depends on your Level.  The Ships are very inexpensive at any Level, although the price of a new Ship increases gradually.

A far more efficient way to obtain Stone is via a Stone Quarry in the Underground.  A Stone Quarry costd 300,000 Coins to build (giving 5000 XP) and the original Stone Quarry has two options:

Small Pack costs 200000 Coins and gives 10,000 Stones after 6 hours.
Medium Pack costs 400000 Coins and gives 20000 Stones after 12 hours.

When you upgrade the Stone Quarry, you will have two more options:

Large Pack costs 11000000 Coins and gives 60000 Stones after 24 hours.
Extra Large Pack costs 2000000 Coins and gives 90000 Stones after 36 hours.

As you can see, you receive more Stones faster when you use a Stone Quarry than you will with your beautiful Ships but it always is a good idea to keep both Ships and Quarries active at all times.  You never know when more Stones will be needed in this game.  A good example of this is the new Sorcerer Habitat!

Creatures of Olympus

In Creatures of Olympus, there is a fairly recent addition to the types of Habitats you can purchase in the Water Kingdom.  The new Habitat is the Coral Habitat that houses the new Ancient Turtle and a new Jellyfish.  Do not confuse this Jellyfish with the Olympic Jellyfish!

The Coral Habitat costs 9000000 to build and gives 60,000 XP when completed.  It houses two Creatures at present in the form of the Ancient Turtle, bred from Seahorse and Dolphin and the Jellyfish, bred from Seahorse and Octopus.  Breed times below.  The Coral Habitat is unlocked at Level 38.

Ancient Turtle
  Bred from Seahorse and Dolphin
  Time: 1 day, 7 hours

  Bred from Seahorse and Octopus
  3 days

Manta Whale
  Bred from Dolphin and Octopus
  1 day, 12 hours (changing instantly to 1 day, 11 hours)  (Aeriawyn and Queen60)

  Bred from ?
  Time: ?

Friday, 10 March 2017

St. Patrick's Day in Age of Pyramids and Creatures of Olympus

(Above, screenshots of St. Patrick's Dragon in Age of Pyramids, St. Patrick's Dragon in Creatures of Olympus and finally, St. Patrick Lady and Man together in Egypt)

As of Friday, 17 March, St. Patrick's Day Creatures are available both in Egypt and Olympus.  They are Creatures that veteran players may have from a previous year, but for new players, you may find the St. Patrick's Lady available as a special 24 hour promotion in both games and the St. Patrick's Man available in the Market, which means that you can obtain him through breeding as well.  In Egypt, there is a new St. Patrick's Dragon Vizier Creature.

Age of Pyramids

St. Patrick's Man
  Bred from Human and Jackal
  Time: 2 days (have confirmed this myself!)

As of St. Patrick's Day, new:

On St. Patrick's Day 2017:

St. Patrick's Dragon
  Bred from Crocodile and Serpent (silver elf)
  Time: 2 Days
  (would have to have a serpent in the mix!) .

Creatures of Olympus


St. Patrick's Man
  Bred from Bull and Giant
  Time: 2 days (Have confirmed myself.  Note there are two OTHER Creatures in Olympus on Earth with a 2 day time in the form of Cyclops and Warrior Bear)

On St. Patrick's Day:

St. Patrick's Dragon
  Bred from Bull and Eagle (hint from Frismos!)
  Time: 2 days (I got him today!)

N.B.  The St. Patrick's Dragon is a rather sweet green Creature who abides in the Nature Habitat and tosses shamrocks into the air periodically.


The following is a new creature but it appears to be a permanent addition to Hades:

  Bred from Lion and Serpent
  Time: 20 hours (courtesy of Aeriawyn)

Feeding your Creatures

This has nothing to do with St. Patrick's Day but I thought it would be amusing to share some photographs of the tremendous differences that can exist between a 'baby' Creature at Level 1 and a fully grown one at any Level from 4 up to 20, depending on the habitat or habitats of the Creature.  Below are two screenshots of the most terrifying Creature in Egypt.  His name is Shezmu and most players adore him.  He scared me, frankly, and his size was a little off-putting as he towered over all the other Creatures... he is one of the Revive Creatures that you create using Tokens from Creatures you have sacrificed by literally sending them down the river in a boat.  I did not revive him until now, partly because he frightened me and partly because I wished to save my Tokens for a possible seasonal creature.  I finally caved, though and revived Shezmu... so here he is as a fledgling, newly sprung from his cradle and here he is at Level 10 as well, tossing his enormous scythes in the air.

Well, I have had my fun with the poor Creature.  I suppose I ought to feed him and empower him!

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Mardi Gras Approaches with New Creatures and New Habitat

Well, I was sorry to see the beautiful St. Valentine's Day creatures vanish from Age of Pyramids and Creatures of Olympus but there are some new additions in both games.

In the Underground in Age of Egypt, we have a new Scorpion/Frog Hybrid called Scorpioheq. Breeding time is 23 hours. (Credit to Shimoo)

In Creatures of Olympus, there is both a new Creature and a new Habitat in the Water Kingdom in the form of the Coral Habitat and the Ancient Turtle who inhabits it.  The cost of the Coral Habitat is 9000,000 Coins.  Evidently, it unlocks at Level 38 because a player who is a member of our Group at Level 30 who does not have the maximum number of habitats yet in the Water Kingdom found it locked with a prompt to the effect that it will unlock at Level 38.  I first bred the Ancient Turtle using a combination that included all four basic types and it took 1 day, 7 hours using a Polipodelphi with a Crayhorse.   I now have discovered the basic combination which is simply Seahorse and Dolphin which means that, provided always the Water Kingdom has been unlocked,  even players at fairly low levels can breed him although you will not be able to house him until you have reached Level 38.   He is quite a feisty character for his advanced age.  He breathes out fireballs and does rolls.

There are advantages and disadvantages to using two hybrids that include all four basic parent types.  The advantage of course is that you have a better chance of hitting the right combination EVERY time you breed.  The disadvantage is really where guide-writing is concerned, as the precise parentage is not established with this method.

The habitat takes 2 days to build and gives 60,000 Experience Points.   It can house two creatures.  You can upgrade it for 80 Diamonds.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Friday, 10 February 2017

St. Valentine's Day in Age of Pyramids and Creatures of Olympus

As of Friday, 17 February, a promotional Creature has been released both in Age of Pyramids and in Creatures of Olympus.  In both games, it is a Love Goddess... in Egypt and in Olympus, it is a creature from the past.  As a 24 hour promotion, you need to purchase her when she remains available and will not be able to breed her.  Once you have her, you should be able to clone her.

As of Friday, 10 February,  new Seasonal Creatures have appeared both in Age of Pyramids and in Creatures of Olympus.  One of these Creatures in each of the games was released first in the past, so is not 'new' to every one.  The other in each game is completely new.

(Above, Hathor, the ancient Egyptian Goddess of Love)

Age of Pyramids:

Seasonal St. Valentine's Day Creatures

Love Goddess
  24 hour promotion
  Hawk and Human
  Can only be cloned

As of Friday, 10 February, two Creatures are available in the Market for St. Valentine's Day:

  Bred from Cat and Human
  Time: 1 Day (I got her!)

Vizier Sayidaltta
  Bred from Cat and Crocodile  (I had Jackal and Hawk initially but never seemed right as Almanac did not light up although I got the Creature and placed her.)
  Time: 1 day, 11 hours
  Vizier Habitat

*Never able to breed again with Hawk and Jackal although tried and tried... my friend Shadowfish told me Frismos confirmed it is Cat and Crocodile... Freyashawk has it in the Nursery now and the Almanac lit up... with Cat and Crocodile combination, 1 day, 11 hours.

Creatures of Olympus

Seasonal St. Valentine's Day 2017

As of Friday, 17 February:

Love Goddess
  24 hour promotion
  Can only be cloned

As of Friday, 10 February, there are two new Seasonal Creatures in the Market in the Earth Kingdom.

Eros Bear
  Bred from Goat and Eagle
  2 days
  Love Habitat

Love Peacock
  Bred from Fish and Horse (thanks, Silver Elf) I got it twice using Psariaetos and Ipotane  This is Eagle/Fish and Giant/Horse.
  Time: 1 day, 7 hours
  Love Habitat

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Lunar New Year, Year of the Rooster


  Below, the beginning of the Celebration of the Year of the Rooster in Manila:

                                                                                                                                                                                             New Lunar New Year Creature in Underground in Age of Pyramids shown above.

(Above: Old Seasonal Hades Lunar New Year Creature in the form of the original Chinese Dragon, shown here for comparison purposes only as no longer active.)

(New Chinese Dragon II, the Hades Seasonal Creature just released for this Lunar New Year Celebration, shown above.)

The Lunar New Year is set to begin today, 28 January when we move from the Monkey to the Rooster in the Lunar Asian Zodiac.

Frismos has a tradition of celebrating the Lunar New Year with special seasonal Creatures both in Age of Pyramids and in Creatures of Olympus.

Currently, as of Saturday, 28 January, there are two Creatures that can be bred in Age of Pyramids and Creatures of Olympus.  In Age of Pyramids, if you have unlocked the Underground, you can breed the Chinese Bennuserk using Scorpion and Bennu.  Breed time is 1 day, 5 hours.  (It will start as 1 day, 6 hours but change to 5 instantly.).  In Creatures of Olympus, a new Chinese Dragon in Hades has been released in the form of the Chinese Dragon II.   The original Chinese Dragon had the combination of Lion and Serpent with a breeding time of 2 days.  This one is the same both with respect to combination and in breeding time.

The first Creature in Creatures of Olympus to celebrate the Lunar New Year, I believe, was the Green Goat.  As Creatures of Olympus is an older game than Age of Pyramids, there was no comparable Goat Creature for Egypt as far as I know.

The next Creatures were Dragons.  In Egypt, there was a seasonal Chinese Dragon and in Olympus Hades, there was a Chinese Dragon as well.

What has occurred is that Frismos has offered the old Monkey Zodiac Creatures to us as special Promotions both in Age of Pyramids and in Creatures of Olympus.  In Age of Pyramids, the Monkey King is a Creature for Egypt.  In Creatures of Olympus, it is a Creature of Earth.

Now, on the first day of the Lunar New Year, as previously indicated, there are new Creatures both in Age of Pyramids and in Creatures of Olympus.

Remember that it is only if a special seasonal Creature is in the Market that you actually can breed it from the two parent types.  If it is a special Promotion or a Mystic Pyramid seasonal or a Revive Pyramid Creature, it must be cloned.

Age of Pyramids

Current Lunar New Year Creatures

Monkey King:
  Bred from Jackal and Human
  Clone time:
  Special Promotion

 Lunar New Year Underground Creature

Chinese Bennuserk
  Bred from Scorpion and Bennu
  Breeding time: 1 day, 6 hours (immediately becomes 1 day, 5 hours) (credit to Silver Elf for time)

Old Seasonal Lunar New Year Creatures

The following information was collected by Aeriawyn:


Chinese Dragon
  Bred from Jackal and Serpent
  Time: 2 days

Creatures of Olympus

Current Lunar New Year Creatures:


Monkey King
  Bred from Goat and Giant
  Clone time: 2 days
  Special Promotion


Chinese Dragon II
  Bred from Lion and Serpent
  Time: 2 days . (Silver Elf and myself both confirmed)
  N.B.  The original Chinese Dragon in Hades was Serpent and Lion with a 2 day period of breeding.  This one is the same.

Old Seasonal Lunar New Year Creatures

The following is information collected by Aeriawyn.  I was not playing the game at the time when these creatures were released.


Green Goat
  Bred from Goat and Fish
  Time: 2 days
  Nature Habitat


Chinese Dragon
  Bred from Lion and Serpent
  Time: 2 days