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  1. It's been a good three months' coming honestly; but I'm stepping away permanently. Three years ago, when @OccidentalAnvil was transitioning out and needed someone to step up; I honestly couldn't say "yes" fast enough. A'therys was my home since 2012 years and needed help, and I was more than happy to assist. Although I've been less active in the last few months, this entire project has been an unforgettable series of meetings, calls, and discussions regarding the future of A'therys. I want to thank everyone for your support during this project. It was great to rekindle friendships and forge new ones in an effort to find what the next phase of A'therys would look like. I'll never forget the ideas you threw at me and let me jump into, or the late night conversations with last minute edits. Even though this last year was a whirlwind I'd like to take a moment to thank past and remaining members of the Lore Team; @Sellt , @Crash, @HaedHutner, and other members of the day-admin staff; and of course all of the Build Team and volunteers who made the effort to bring the world to life. Your input is invaluable in guiding the future. I really wish I could've done more. There were many parts left undone and I know I fell short on some of the expectations many of you had of me. For that, I am sorry. All I hope is that I was able to nudge our home forward just a bit more towards becoming the ideal space we all want it to be. A'therys will forever be a part of me and I look forward to crossing paths with all of you again.
  2. Geography information has been posted for Daidama!
  3. Lore for the capital of the Gennaian Isles has been posted Feel free to discuss the update here!
  4. It's been pointed out that players have been hesitant to start and talk on these; so I'm opening up a Discussion Topic on the latest Lore Release, and will be making these threads for feedback / discussion / player theorizing / and general excitement This week's Lore Release was the Guilds of Atvoria!
  5. Aw man.. I should have timed out a pie-themed entry for this week! Oh well, next year maybe. Instead, enjoy reading about the culture of the Gennaiain Isles! Added The Gennaiain Isles' Culture article First draft by @Xathas Initial critiques and edits by @Kmartinator, @Foe and @RuddyF Second draft by @Dani, merged with first draft Final revisions by @Aerun, @Kreaden, and @Kmartinator
  6. February 15, 2018 Hi all! We're back to our weekly updates! (A day late because of Valentines' Day and @Xathas had a date last night!) Added Dalkun Geography to Dalkun-Tir Original draft by @Xathas Concepts drawn from @Dani's history work Edits by @Kmartinator
  7. So everyone's heard me note this for awhile. Either as "canon-friendly characters", or similar terms. This post is here to clarify my plans for those who wish to utilize the system. Please note that this system is intended for those who wish to delve their characters into the world and be shaped by it. They are held to a higher standard than traditional "hop in the game and just roleplay", akin to those familiar with the intended purpose of the old Nation Head roleplay characters in older renditions of A'therys. Choosing not to utilize this system does not affect the "My Timeline" feature Sellt plans to initiate, nor your ability to use it. In fact, the two systems cross-section in several cases, and you may see similarities in the plans for both. With introductions aside, I now present a brief summary on Player Characters. Player Characters A player character is a player-made character that has been approved as canon-friendly. These characters may be found in the official A’therys Wiki, and will be denoted with a header stub that they are an active player character, rather than a canon story NPC. How Do I Make One? A player-character is created via a “player character approval” form, submitted and approved by the Loremaster + 1 Lantern; or 3 Lanterns Any player-character must meet the following criteria to be approved as canon-friendly : All characters must be OC [Original Characters] Do not bend or port characters from other stories. A character ripped directly from their original source will result in a 1 month suspension of future applications. A player may only have one Player-Character; and may not have an additional on an alternate minecraft account. A player using an alternate account who is caught doing so will have both player characters revoked from further updates in the Wiki. Well-written background IE: Avoiding Mary-Sues. Naming convention matches their nationality. Not having a Daidamese character named Bob Smith In addition - will not accept player-characters from eastern nationalities (Alor, etc.) Player will be given a [[Destiny]] Choose either a ‘Past Haunt’, ‘Present Situation’ or ‘Cryptic Future’ These will likely be a lot of generic ones; with some tailored in with the character's nation Example of a "present" one : "You have recently been inundated by odd looks, curses, and the occasional challenge to a duel." So say the player might decide that a notorious bandit looks like them, and they are paying for his mistakes; and they develop their roleplay initially around that. An example of a nation specific one: Daidama: "Your cousin is a member of the Justices, and wants you to join." Maybe they decide that they sought this cousin for aid; and his aid has a price; the price being "join up with the justices" Examples of “Cryptic Futures” The black messenger will fall. Beware the one who loves you most. Miracles do happen, as you shall see. There is very little that cannot be undone. Examples of “Past Haunts” Your father was a respected officer, and he saw to it that you had every opportunity to follow in his footsteps. No longer able to cope with the horrors she has seen, your lovely younger sister has retreated into a world that exists only within her mind. Long ago you were beaten badly at what you do best. Worse yet, the person who showed you up was a good friend of yours. In the end, Destinies are a Rorschach Test type deal; it's vague enough to be a situation - but open ended enough to be interpreted in a lot of creative ways. Sounds Great! What do I do once I have a player-character? Once your player character is in the wiki; you may archive your activities in roleplay; and write up a summary of your events in an “Update Report” An update report is posted on the forum, and approved by 2 Lanterns. Update Reports should be written either as a summary of events which can be transcribed into a wiki article, or written in paragraph form by the player wishing to update. All update reports for a Player Character will be on a specific forum topic denoted to that Player Character; ensuring that all their updates are in one location. Update Reports are subject to the following criteria : Any mentioned interaction with another Player Character must have either written consent from the other player; or proof of said action (Screenshot, tabbychat log, etc.) Any claims of titles or achievements must be confirmed : either by witness or via the My Story feature on their profile. Mentions of non-canon names (IE: town of Alabasta) may be removed from updates, depending on name and copyright infridngement. Approved update reports will be added to the player-character’s wiki entry! Okay, so what are the benefits? Your story goes into the Wiki as an entry; which includes Linking Names. As a canon-friendly character, actions in Storyline Events are noted and updated. To any that server as nation head, this includes notation of the position. Plus: You get this nifty side-bar!
  8. Happy Wiki Entry Wednesday! Today is a bulk bestiary Entry; Part 1. Added Silverfish to the Bestary Original concept by Minecraft and Notch Original draft by @Xathas Critiques and edits by @Rynelf , and @Kmartinator Added Ghy’takh to the Bestary Original concept by @Xathas Drafting by @Dani and @Xathas Critiques and edits by @RuddyF, @Rynelf , and @Kmartinator Added The Skyleaf Tree to the Bestary Original draft by @RuddyF Critiques and edits by @Xathas and @Kmartinator
  9. It's that time of week again! Today we explore the city risen from seafoam, Glasscastle. Added the cty of Glasscastle to Atvoria Original draft by @Xathas Critiques and edits by @RuddyF , @Rynelf , and @Kmartinator
  10. Happy New Year, and Wiki-Entry Wednesday! This week marks a return to new nation info, specifically: Dalkun-Tir Added Technology of Dalkun-Tir to the Wiki Original draft by @Dani Second draft by @Xathas Critiques and edits by @Dani , @Foe , and @Kmartinator Added Marao's Fall to the Wiki Original draft by @Xathas Critiques and edits by @RuddyF , @Foe , and @Kmartinator
  11. It's the Most, Wonderful, dayyyyyy of the week!!!!!! It's the last Wiki-Entry Wednesday before Christmas! Enjoy the holidays, and be glad the only person watching if you're good or bad is Santa Clause, and not the Daidamese Government Side note; reminder that the Great A'therian Flag Decorating Contest ends in 11 days!!!
  12. First off; apologies for the delay - but Thanksgiving in the US and delicious food prep took priority! That noted; I promise you this update was worth the wait!!! HAPPY WIKI-ENTRY WEDNESDAY Friday!!! Added History of Atvoria to the Wiki. It can also be accessed by clicking the Atvoria icon from the lorelanding. - History of Atvoria concept by @Xathas ; Original draft by @Xathas - Lore Train on Fire edits by @Dani and @Razrivon - Additional consistency and grammar checks by @Kmartinator and @RuddyF Added The Zenith Break to Major Events Added Kiinfolk to the Bestiary - Zenith Break pulled from original History draft by @Xathas ; Edits by @Dani and @Razrivon - Kiinfolk original concept by @Aerun - original draft by @Xathas ; editing by @Razrivon and @Kmartinator
  13. Hi all, This is just a heads up that I will be wiping the Player Lore Library on December 1st (about 3 weeks from now). This update will also bring in categories for the new playable nations This update follows the release of the last three updates; Atvoria's and Dalkun-Tir's histories; and a magical mystery update!!!
  14. HAPPY WIKI-ENTRY WEDNESDAY!!! Added History of Kilnholdt to the Wiki. It can also be accessed by clicking the Kilnholdt icon from the lorelanding. - History of Kilnholdt conceptualization by @Foe ; converted from bullet points to first draft by @Xathas - Edited by @Foe, @Razrivon, and @RuddyF
  15. HAPPY WIKI-ENTRY WEDNESDAY!!! Added History of Daidama to the Wiki. It can also be accessed by clicking the Daidama icon from the lorelanding. - History of Daidama conceptualization by @GodOfGales, original draft written by @Xathas, assisted with edits from @Dani, @Razrivon, and @RuddyF
  16. The Dungeon Delver's Parkour Sunday has opened!
    Use /event join to participate until Midnight, Eastern Time!!!
    Last chance to get sweet loot and unique gear from these two Parkour Dungeons before The Purge!!!!

    1. Ryzo-rin

      Ryzo-rin

      I have special plans for the purge.

  17. Frigid mountains range beyond the northern wall. 

    White water rushes round the western border. 

    Savage hoards assault the southern steppes. 

    Allaka prowls beneath the eastern sea. 

    Right here is where, alone and restless, 

    He begins a journey of a thousand miles. 

     

                               - Daidamese Proverb

  18. My childhood hero, Adam West, has passed. =(
    His BATMAN was a genius interpretation -- He took the role very seriously, yet recognized it's camp value and the appeal the part had to both children and adults (on two different levels!).
    God Rest, Batman!

  19. Away until the weekend; really heavy tech week. 
    Sorry for any inconvenience!!!

  20. Five Rifts have opened in the town of Virion Alesce. Each leads to a different point of the other. Can you find them all? Mine for rare materials, but be warned. There are many dangers. Global PVP Twelve New Mobs Thirty-Six Mythic Items to Collect Two New Bosses One Deadly Realm to Explore... Welcome to the Nether...
  21. Corsairs have arrived in Virion Alesce!!!!

    Use /event join all day to hunt them down for loot!!! :D

  22. Xathas

    The Nether Opens!!!!

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