The Riders of Icarus site has been updated with a new blog post to give PvP fans a look at how the twice-per-week Manastone Battles function. After a server-wide announcement, a manastone will appear in the PvP battle zone called Exarahn Badlands. Guild Alliances and Militia fighters then race to cooperatively capture and return the stone to the Vantara Manastone Oracle. In some ways, it is similar to "capture the flag" PvP.
Once a player loots the Manastone, they receive a huge defensive buff. But with that incredible power comes some limitations—players carrying the Manastone can’t mount up, use items or attack. The Carrier is defenseless! The Carrier will be dependent upon their Alliance (or Militia) teammates to keep them alive until the stone can be delivered and victory is achieved.
Learn more by visiting the Riders of Icarus site.