Darvo Dialogue: Inbox Messages

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Darvo is known to send the Tenno a variety of marketing-related inbox messages. Sometimes these are related to in-game sales on the Market console of Darvo's wares or new cosmetics. On other occasions, these are used to inform players of cross-promotional offers, most notably Twitch Prime, and its successor, Prime Gaming – offers that require action outside the game, and reward free in-game gear as a reward for their subscription to those premium services.

Some of these inbox messages may be of dubious canonicity, as they function only as advertisements for real-world offers (albeit with in-game rewards).


Old Darvo Deals

Prior to setting up shop in the Relays, Darvo Deals were sporadic events wherein Darvo would announce 24-hour sales on specific Market items, usually for three days in a row, and then vanish again. He held sales before and after the Special Alert events A Favour for Darvo and Ties That Bind. There were a couple other notable Darvo Deals.

On Friday, 13 February 2015, Darvo announced a buy-one-get-one-free sale on mod packs, lasting until Tuesday, 17 February.

Inbox message:
A Message from Darvo

Friends,

My competition hates my half-priced deals so much, they've threatened to slap me with an injunction! And by injunction I mean severe bodily harm. So, until further notice, my half-priced deals are cancelled.

Meanwhile, in totally unrelated news, I'm happy to announce "Darvo's Two-for-One Mod Packs!" For a limited time, grab any Mod Pack, and receive a second Mod Pack for free! This deal is that crazy.

You see what happens when they try to stop a master merchant? Better deals for everyone.

—Darvo

Later, on Friday, 24 April 2015, Darvo announced a sale on a then-new item, the Nyx Nemesis skin, lasting for a week.

Inbox message:
Unplanned Darvo Deal

Tenno, you ever drink Ganymede Geyser Water? One of my suppliers brought a case to the store yesterday. 'Have a sip,' he says. 'We'll look over my items,' he says.

Next thing I remember, I wake up with a headache surrounded by crates and crates of something called the 'Nyx Nemesis skin'.

Well, I hope this item is of interest to you, Tenno, because I bought a lot of it. You check the Market for a Darvo Deal. I'm going back to bed.

—Darvo

After Friday, 01 May, the skin was removed from the Market. It would be released back onto the Market for its non-sale price later that year.

On 30 June 2015, Darvo sent the Tenno an inbox message containing a Grand Finale, Red/White/Blue colour picker, and the Abra Paris skin. This was not connected to any in-game sale, but was likely a celebration of the United States' Independence Day (based on the design of the colour picker, which resembled an American flag).

Inbox message:
Time for a Party

Friends,

I'm not sure why, but for some reason I feel like celebrating, and Tenno, I want you to celebrate with me.

To get you in the mood, I'm giving away a Red, White, and Blue colour picker. Deck yourself out. Next, since you can't have a party without fireworks, I'm giving you some of those, too.

Oh, and I almost forgot: due to a shipping error in my favour, I just came into an unusually large quantity of Abra Paris skins. Take one, on me.

Have fun,
Darvo


Tonkor rework

When the Tonkor was significantly rebalanced in Update 20, Darvo sent an inbox message containing a Forma and a 3-day Affinity booster to any Tenno who had invested Forma into the affected weapon.

Inbox message:
About your Tonkor

Surprise! Clem tweaked your Tonkor! I think he said something about teaching you respect for explosives. But, I mean, who knows what this guy's saying half the time.

Anyway, he's inspired me to help you too. Here's a Forma I sourced from one of my totally legitimate suppliers.

Your friend,
Darvo

The other two rebalanced weapons, the Telos Boltace and the (Synoid) Simulor, were accompanied by similar inbox messages from the Arbiters of Hexis and Cephalon Suda, respectively.


On 20 April 2021, all console players received an inbox message from Darvo, encouraging them to link their Warframe accounts (which were tied to their game console accounts) to an email address. This process is unnecessary for PC players, whose accounts are linked to an email address upon creation.

Inbox message:
Take this syandana off my hands

[name],

Tenno! Listen, my dad, Frohd Bek, is making Corpus comm channels a fun-free zone. Something something security something. So Clem and I hid a little channel. For emergencies. And making money. Sync up so we can always stay in touch!

Okay, okay, you want a sweetener. While Clem and I were lootin— I mean, looking for Orokin artefacts to repatriate near the Void, Clem came across this SYNKRA SYANDANA! Which he didn't tell me about. So I'm not letting him have it.

Bad Clem.

Click the button below to make sure your good friends can always reach you and the syandana is all yours, Tenno.

Your pal,
Darvo

The inbox message contained a link to the account management section of the Warframe website. The message itself did not have any attachments, but advertised the fact that a Synkra syandana would be delivered to all console accounts that successfully linked an email address. The Synkra syandana was previously available to PC players via the PC-exclusive Unreal Tournament Epic Games cross-promotion.


Free Prime with Prime

During the now-discontinued "Free Prime with Prime" cross-promotion, players were encouraged to link their Warframe accounts with a Twitch Prime account, and rewarded with free Prime warframes and other items. These promotions were advertised in-game by Darvo via inbox message. The items, once claimed on the Twitch website, were delivered in-game without an accompanying message.

29 June 2017: Frost Prime (with pre-installed Orokin Reactor and warframe slot), Vistapa Prime syandana, and Dragon mod pack. This offer was available for a month.

Inbox message:
I Found Some Crazy Stuff

[name],

You'll never believe this. I found the most peculiar Void Rift. The signals I'm getting from this thing are just unexplainable; it's like they aren't even from this System. But that's not even the crazy part…

I scanned a freaking FROST PRIME WARFRAME and a PRIME SYANDANA. Just sitting there waiting to be taken. FOR FREE.

I tried to pilot my ship into the Rift but there's some sort of 'fourth-dimensional wall' that's blocking my passage. I can't go in, but you're special. Maybe you can retrieve those sweet, sweet, Prime items.

Your friend,
Darvo

13 October 2017: Soma Prime and Scindo Prime (both with pre-installed Orokin Catalysts and weapon slots).

Inbox message:
I Found Some Crazy Stuff

[name],

Lightning has struck twice! That's right. I've found another strange Void Rift.

Where it leads, I have no idea. What's inside? I'm detecting a SOMA PRIME and a SCINDO PRIME. Just waiting for a Tenno to snatch them up, FOR FREE.

Try as I might, I cannot break this 'fourth-dimensional wall' and take the items for myself. So it's up to you, Tenno. Find more info in your ship's Market.

Your jealous friend,
Darvo

05 June 2018: Trinity Prime (with pre-installed Orokin Reactor and warframe slot) and Spektaka Prime syandana. This offer lasted until March 2019.

Inbox message:
Prime Irony

Do you know what irony is, [name]?

What about finding yet another magical Void Rift, filled with even more amazing PRIME ITEMS, all of which are out of my reach? Is that freaking irony, Tenno? Sure feels like it.

Know what's in there this time, Tenno? A freaking TRINITY PRIME WARFRAME and a SPEKTAKA PRIME SYANDANA!

As usual, some mysterious force is stopping me from claiming them myself. So why don't you wander across the fold and pick up that FREE STUFF, just like you did last time?

Your loyal (and totally not bitter) friend,
Darvo

16 October 2018: Vectis Prime and Fang Prime (both with pre-installed Orokin Catalysts and weapon slots) and Spektaka sugatra. This offer was available for a month.

[MESSAGE MISSING]

04 December 2019: Ember (with pre-installed Orokin Reactor and warframe slot) and Filigree Prime Orbiter decoration. This offer was available for a month.

Inbox message:
Valuable Items are Waiting

[name],

I know, I know, it's been a while since our last score, but I found another Void Rift. Full of valuable items, but unreachable by legitimate businessmen like myself. This time it's EMBER… and what… a new interior for your Orbiter? That place will look pretty snazzy with a FILIGREE PRIME DECORATION, don't you think?

At this point, I'm not even bitter that you get to pick these up for free; just make sure you think of Darvo when you've got some credits burning a hole in your warframe.

Your old pal,
Darvo

18 February 2020: Static Reactor Prime sigil.

Inbox message:
Valuables Detected in the Void

[name],

More Void rifts mean more prime items for you and another headache for Darvo. I'm detecting a STATIC REACTOR PRIME SIGIL that will make your warframe sizzle like a storm cloud! Grab that beauty quick, so I'm not reminded I can't sell it.

Not to mention, I'm still picking up traces of EMBER and the FILIGREE PRIME DECORATION in the Void so don't forget to retrieve them.

Just remember how this works. I scratch your backs… you shop at my store. Got it?

Your old pal,
Darvo

12 May 2020: Avia Prime armour set.

Inbox message:
Prime Armour Detected in the Void!

[name],

This is really getting out of hand, Tenno. I found an AVIA PRIME ARMOUR SET floating in the Void! Now, believe me, I love that you are getting these items for free. You just never return the favour! Your dear friend Darvo is jealous.

Ease my suffering. Come see me soon, okay?

—Darvo

PS: Still picking up traces of EMBER and a FILIGREE PRIME DECORATION out there, too. If you are going after the armour, might as well grab them all in one fell swoop. See? I've always got your best interest at heart, Tenno.

[MESSAGE MISSING: Avia Prime syandana, Operator Vayas Prime accessories]

01 August 2020: Apis syandana.

Inbox message:
This Apis syandana is all yours!

[name],

It's your old pal Darvo, back again. While looking into some strange transmissions, we picked up this disgus— I mean, delightful cluster of what looks like fused gear and organics. Clem and I know better than to mess with some angry, throbbing biomass. We leave that to our talented Tenno friend!

Okay, okay, I'll be honest. It's gross and starting to wriggle. I would prefer it as far away from me as possible. If you want it, great; otherwise the APIS SYANDANA, 7-DAY RESOURCE BOOSTER, and 7-DAY RESOURCE DROP CHANCE BOOSTER are going in the nearest incinerator. Just to be safe.

Either way, I know when I'm out of my depth. Can you handle this?

Your friend,
Darvo

The Free Prime with Prime campaign was ended when Amazon rebranded Twitch Prime as Amazon Prime Gaming. Afterwards, all its cosmetic rewards (not the warframes and weapons) could be purchased from Varzia's shop during Prime Resurgence for premium Regal Aya.


Prime Gaming

The Free Prime with Prime campaign was succeeded by a cross-promotional campaign with Amazon Prime Gaming, featuring "Verv" aesthetic items. A new item or set of items was generally available every month.

26 May 2021:

Inbox message:
VERV GEAR: Loki Verv Skin

[name]

Darvo's got something for you. A whole new class of gear. VERV gear. Real artisan stuff. Been searching for it for years, and now it's OURS.

Yes, ours!

Darvo has a very special offer for you today. How would you like the LOKI VERV SKIN, LOKI VERV HELMET, and a LOKI WARFRAME? It's yours. For free.

Why free? You, my friend, are going to wear that gear and make a buzz. Soon everyone will be wondering where to get VERV items. It is the first step of my business plan.

Deal? Good. It is hidden beyond the Void where nobody can get to it but you. Just follow the link below to find it.

Until we talk again,
Darvo

22 June 2021:

Inbox message:
VERV GEAR: Verv Atelia Syandana

[name]

Darvo has more VERV gear for you, friend. How about the magnificent VERV ATELIA SYANDANA? It's yours, for free. All I ask is you show it off. Make people jealous.

I consider it advertising.

Make sense? Sure it does. Follow the link.

There is lots more to come. Stay tuned.

Your friend,
Darvo

16 July 2021:

Inbox message:
VERV GEAR: Cumulus Collection

[name]

Darvo has news! Today I have something a little different, the CUMULUS COLLECTION! Oh man, you should see all this stuff in person. There's a CIRRUS ARMOUR BUNDLE, a CUMULUS SYANDANA, a SPEKTAKA COLOUR PALETTE, 3-DAY RESOURCE BOOSTER, and even a STRATUS PISTOL SKIN.

It's yours. All you need to do is show it off. Make my gear look good.

My news? The campaign is working! Someone is interested in buying a large shipment of stock!

Her name is Intalya and she says she is an heiress to a great fortune. After seeing the VERV gear in action, she knew she had to have some for herself. She seems to be a very honest and kind person. So, naturally, Darvo is suspicious.

Will let you know how this goes.

Your friend,
Darvo

20 July 2021:

Inbox message:
VERV GEAR: Verv Redeemer Skin

[name]

Check this out. Today's gift? A VERV REDEEMER SKIN, and… wait for it… A REDEEMER weapon and WEAPON SLOT.

For you. Just do what you do best – make other people jealous.

There have been several negotiations with the Heiress Intalya. She is very pleasant. She makes Darvo laugh. And… she is offering a wholesale deal at market prices. No haggling. Darvo likes a businessperson who knows the value of high-end merchandise.

Your pal,
Darvo

17 August 2021:

Inbox message:
VERV GEAR: Domestik Verv Drone

[name]

Darvo would like you to claim a DOMESTIK VERV DRONE and POTENTIA COLOUR PALETTE. Always good business to make sure your living quarters are clean and well decorated. Darvo and Clem are not the best at cleaning up after one another.

A Void-cloaked auto-transport has gone out with a large portion of stock for the Heiress. Darvo cannot wait until she gets it. The look on her face will be priceless.

My payment should come through any moment now. Tenno, Darvo cannot thank you enough for your help in securing this deal. What a win-win.

Grateful as always,
Darvo

14 September 2021:

Inbox message:
VERV GEAR: Verv Ephemera

[name]

Friend, please, follow this link to claim this VERV EPHEMERA. It was going to be a present, but Darvo is having second thoughts.

Remember that Heiress Intalya who placed a big order of merchandise? Well… there's a problem with her payment.

She says it has been frozen by Corpus authorities. Says she needs money, from me, to help her unfreeze it. Smells fishy. And unlike Clem's old buddies, Darvo did not fall out of a cloning vat yesterday.

Then again, Darvo really needs this deal.

Anxiously,
Darvo

12 October 2021:

Inbox message:
VERV GEAR: Verv Furis skin

[name]

The deal is back on. To celebrate, why not claim this VERV FURIS SKIN? Don't have a weapon to put it on? No problem. You can have this FURIS weapon and WEAPON SLOT too.

That's right. I decided to send the Heiress the money she needs to unlock her account and pay me what I am owed.

She is probably thinking very nice things about Darvo right now.

(Just between us, I worry about Clem. When I told him my plans, he banged his head on the wall. I hope it's not clone rot.)

Feeling excited,
Darvo

17 November 2021:

Inbox message:
VERV GEAR: Verv Myrdin kavat armour

[name],

Please claim this VERV MYRDIN KAVAT ARMOUR in honour of our friendship. Darvo knows he can always trust you.

I may have made a terrible mistake. What if Intalya was not an Heiress after all?

What if she was a kind of woman who knows the Corpus inside and out? Cynical, merciless, and ruthless? A woman who does not give up until her target is penniless or dead?

I cannot shake the idea. What if 'Intalya' is really a Sister of Parvos?

Clem is guarding the door. Tonight I shall sleep in the vault. Just in case.

—Darvo

07 December 2021:

Inbox message:
VERV GEAR: Verv Penta skin

[name],

Forget my panic before. Darvo was in a dark place. To make up for it, a VERV PENTA SKIN, plus an actual PENTA, is waiting for you to claim.

Intalya and I have now spoken face to face – well, face to screen – and she is exactly what she appeared to be. But, those fools in the Corpus administration are still refusing to release her full inheritance unless they are paid an extra 'processing fee'!

I have agreed to send her more money so we can wrap up the deal.

—Darvo

11 January 2022:

Inbox message:
VERV GEAR: Verv Ifrit kubrow armour

[name],

"It was not personal," Intalya says to me.

She has my goods. I have no hope of ever seeing them again. And worse, she has my money.

The inheritance paperwork? Forged. All of it. But forged expertly, Tenno. Because she knew it was Darvo Bek she would have to fool.

Darvo has been bested, for the first time ever.

What is Darvo's next move? Ah, you will know soon. For now, enjoy this VERV IFRIT KUBROW ARMOUR, just like Intalya is enjoying her own Verv gear.

Which she stole. From me.

Furiously,
Darvo

16 February 2022:

Inbox message:
VERV GEAR: Verv Rubico skin

[name],

We had best be prepared for anything. I have left a VERV RUBICO SKIN and RUBICO RIFLE for you in the usual place.

Night and day, I am obsessed with that she-demon Intalya. Just as much as she is clearly obsessed with me.

Why else would she have worked so hard for so long? To go to such extremes, to take such measures, purely to swindle one man… it is a compliment!

I do not eat; I do not sleep. Clem makes vokla soup for me. I let it go cold.

I want something, my Tenno friend. Revenge? Romance? I don't know. But Darvo will not be cheated.

—Darvo

08 March 2022:

Inbox message:
VERV GEAR: Liset Verv skin

[name],

Please claim this VERV LISET SKIN soon in case Darvo has an 'accident'.

You see, I found her. My drones tracked the swindler 'Intalya' to her luxury apartments above Neptune.

Such fury! She would not return a scrap of what she had stolen! She had bested me, fair and square! By the tenets of Parvos Granum himself, she had fulfilled her desire, and that was that!

I replied that I wanted nothing back. Let her keep everything she had stolen. But, maybe she joins me for dinner?

She accepted.

We meet in one month.

I do not trust her. She does not trust me. Fun!

—Darvo

05 April 2022:

Inbox message:
VERV GEAR: Verv Sigil and Emblem

[name],

Darvo has had the most wonderful evening.

Intalya and I poisoned each other. We ate strange tidbits. We sang. We danced upon the table until it broke. We plotted in ways that would turn old Granum pale with envy.

Darvo cannot remember the plans, but they were brilliant. We will all soon be rich!

And now Clem is here with the bucket. Did I mention that he carried Intalya back to her ship last night? I do not know what I would do without him.

Intalya wanted you to have this VERV SIGIL and VERV EMBLEM!

The future is bright and full of opportunities! And we shall be ready to exploit them all, you and I. And Clem, of course. And, maybe, just maybe, Intalya too.

—Darvo

17 May 2022:

Inbox message:
VERV GEAR: Verv Sentrex Sentinel Accessories

[name],

You know what it is like when someone treats you as they are the boss, yes?

I am nobody's employee. I own much, but I am not owned. And I will not be told what I may and may not do.

For example, I give you these VERV SENTREX SENTINEL ACCESSORIES, freely and of my own choosing. Because it pleases me to do so.

And not because someone with a sweet voice and beautiful eyes tells me I should. Darvo cannot be manipulated.

This was my idea.

—Darvo

14 June 2022:

Inbox message:
VERV GEAR: Verv Sentrex Stencil

[name],

We three are now an independent Guild! As such, we have a guildhouse. A modest satellite Dormizone, but with much potential.

The decor… needs work.

Darvo does not care for decorating. Intalya, on the other hand, she loves it. Decorating and taking other people's things. Loves it so much that she went out and "found" enough VERV SENTREX STENCILS to plaster an entire capital ship.

So as a friend, I feel like I should offer some to you. As a favour. No strings attached. For now.

Your friend,
Darvo

This promotional campaign is still ongoing.


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