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This league introduces a new NPC The Last To Die from an alternate Wraeclast swarmed by ravenous demons. They gift the player a new device, The Blood Crucible, explaining they are too weak to use it. The player can embed this device into their inventory. This opens up the possibility to travel to the alternate version of the Wraeclast to fight the scourge and reap benefits from their blood by scourging items, which can be put into the slots of the blood crucible. Additionally, the scourge mobs drop a tainted currency, a special currency which is able to alter corrupted items.
Once the blood crucible has been embedded into the player's inventory, a blood meter shows at the top right of the screen. This meter is filled by killing monsters in the original world.
Once a threshold has been reached (signified by a dash through the middle of the meter), the player can use the crucible to travel to the alternate reality. This reality has an identical layout with the addition of randomly generated terrain obstacles, which can in some cases block otherwise free passages. It also has independent fog of war, meaning that by uncovering the map in either reality doesn't affect the minimap in the other reality. However, it is important to note that any points of interest (e.g. metamorph monster markers, Alva, Sulphite nodes...) can be visible on the minimap while in scourge reality, although they cannot be interacted with at that point.
Once player is in this reality, the blood meter starts to deplete at a steady pace and player can traverse this reality and kill scourge monsters until the meter depletes. When the meter is depleted (or when the player uses the crucible again), they are moved back to the original reality. This action moves the player to the spot where they originally entered the scourge reality. The blood meter stops depleting and can be refilled again by killing regular monsters. Additionally, any loot dropped from the scourged monsters stays on the ground at the position where it dropped in the scourge reality.
Finally, all blood accumulated in the blood meter is also stored in the blood crucible, enabling it to be upgraded and to scourge inserted items.
These items are introduced to the Scourge league and are exclusive to Scourge league:
Challenges and rewards
When you complete 12 challenges, you will receive the Module Error: Item link: No results found for search parameter "Expedition Footprints".. When you reach 24 challenges, you will receive the Module Error: Item link: No results found for search parameter "Expedition Weapon Effect".. At 36 challenge completed you'll receive the Module Error: Item link: No results found for search parameter "Expedition Portal Effect".. These microtransactions are only obtainable in this league.
From the 19th challenge onwards and for every third challenge after that, you will receive pieces of the Expedition Totem Pole decoration to display in your hideout. The Totem Pole permanently showcases how many of the Expedition challenges you completed during the league.