Sanction is a beneficial status effect granted by guards in Aht Urhgan Whitegate and Al Zahbi. It allows for the gain of Imperial Standing and Crystals when fighting enemies that would normally grant experience points. Sanction effects are only valid in Aht Urhgan regions. You must have completed Aht Urhgan Mission 2: Immortal Sentries before you can receive Sanction from the gate guards.

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Sanction NPCs

Name Location
Asrahd Aht Urhgan Whitegate (I-8)
Famatar Al Zahbi (F-7)
Falzuuk Al Zahbi (G-6)
Nabihwah Nashmau (H-6)

Sanction Effects

While in a Sanction-affected region, under the effect of Sanction, the following will occur:

Sanction is one of the few beneficial that cannot be removed by the player; once Sanction is received, you must wait until it wears off or until you replace it with Signet or Sigil. Sanction will not provide any benefits in areas not subject to Sanction, including areas subject to Signet or Sigil.

Sanction Duration

Rank Sanction Duration
Private Second Class 3 hours
Private First Class 3 hours, 20 minutes
Superior Private 3 hours, 40 minutes
Lance Corporal 4 hours
Corporal 4 hours, 20 minutes
Sergeant 4 hours, 40 minutes
Sergeant Major 5 hours
Chief Sergeant 5 hours, 20 minutes
Second Lieutenant 5 hours, 40 minutes
First Lieutenant 6 hours

Please note: When the Astral Candescence is not in Imperial control, the duration of Sanction is cut by half.

Sanction Enhancements

Enhancements are only available when the Imperial army controls Astral Candescence and Sanction is active.

When an enhancement is available, the NPC will say the following: "The Astral Candescence is now in Al Zahbi, so you will receive an experience bonus from battles. You can also select one of the following bonuses in exchange for a slight decrease in your Imperial standing." You may then choose an option from the following list:

Other Notes About Sanction

Sanction strength increases by successfully defending the Astral Candescence through consecutive Besieged attacks.

This page last modified 2008-06-22 17:25:06.