I found a SOTA Easter Egg in Sanctus Spine

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    Zone: Sanctus Spine*
    Easter egg: The initials of level designer Esteben Zaldivar (E. Z.) are etched in the snow.

    * note: this Easter egg was originally in Vauban Pass (which was a clone of Sanctus Spine); however, the Easter egg was moved to Sanctus Spine when Vauban Pass was redesigned/uncloned in January 2017 (Release 38). Even though some of the pics below were originally taken in Vauban Pass, they are still applicable to finding the Easter Egg in Sanctus Spine. When the Easter egg was moved to Sanctus spine, the skeleton & the banner were added at the summit of the mountain.

    After going into the gated-in area where the control point is, I went up a long switch-back staircase toward the Southeast that climbs the side of the mountain up to a ruined castle. Next to the ruined castle is the mountain shown in the picture below.

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    If you climb up the mountain, there are some strategically placed little ledges (red arrows), that look they they were intentionally placed to allow the avatar to "platform" jump on them to the top of the mountain.
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    If you follow the "platform" ledges, they continue on the other side of this peak (see red arrows below). Jumping from ledge to ledge is very difficult. It took me a long time to get the jumps just right (using a buff to jump strength, such as the Ring of Frogkin, will make the jumps much easier).
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    Once you hop all the way top of the mountain, you see a lone mandrake plant, and the initials "E Z" in the snow (red arrows show the "platform" ledges).
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    The pics below show the entire course that you need to traverse to get to the Easter Egg.
    Red arrows = "platform" ledges on which you jump
    Yellow arrow = "E Z" initials in the snow at the top of the mountain.

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    The lone mandrake plant at the top is a plain mandrake plant, with the standard yield when harvested:


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    If you continue to the summit, you will see a skeleton laying next to a banner - see green arrow below. Clicking on the skeleton reveals the loot (only a few gold pieces :()
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    Esteben Zaldivar

    EZ.

    my bet. :)
     
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    how can you even jump on those ledges wearing such a heavy armor set... hehehe
     
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    Kinda looks like E1 or episode 1
     
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    Great find :)
     
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    I managed to get up there a second time, and took better pics that show the entire course you need to traverse to get to the Easter Egg. I edited the original post to include the the new images.
     
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    I was hoping there would be a box of bug fixes at the top, but nope.
     
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    Man, you must be fun at parties.
     
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    I don't pay to go to parties.
     
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    How fun is that! Thanks for sharing it with us.
     
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    Nice find! Thank you.


    He might refer to in game parties.
     
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    Right??!!
     
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    I doubt it. More likely that "just under the radar" insulting we've all come to know around here.
     
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    Cool find! :)
    When you harvested the mandrake, did it give you 10000000 mandrake?
     
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    Awesome! Now see if you can find the other three easter eggs! :)
     
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    Always looking for them! We need an Easter egg thread in the forums, so players can post the Easter eggs they find :D

    Now that would have been a super bonus Easter egg!..but alas, it was just a plain mandrake plant :(


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    Few more pics from my last trip up there:

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    There is one wonderful poem found in an Elven house in Blood River that made me want to read every note on the landscape.

    We have been trading with the humans. They have given us books of what they call songs. I will now try to write a song so we can share it with the humans.

    This song is "Cat". I am trying to write it in patterns that I have seen in other songs.

    "I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations
    a singular development of cat communications
    that obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
    for a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.

    A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents
    you would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance
    And when not being utilized to aide in locomotion
    it often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion."

    This song pleases me. It teaches others many things about cats that I have learned. I sang it to the cat we share our home with and it raised its tail in approval as well. I will continue to work on this.
     
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    Mucho champion!
     
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    Loved this! I went and had to take a look for myself after I saw your screenshots! Very cool!
     
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    Well done!
     
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