August Newsletter 8.1.2020

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Final day, 1st of Mistset, 2307
Server News

✾Server Policy Updates, Announcements, & Changes

  • Great Suggestion Thread - Staff requests the community help us out in showing us what you think needs working on or needs updating. [x]
  • 1.15 Update --
    • Character information can now be displayed by hovering over a nickname in chat. Use '/card' to get started!
    • Languages spoken in RP can now be hidden based on your character's level of experience in it. Use '/card language' to get started on adding/removing languages from your character card!
    • Material lists for creative builds are now created and tracked by a plugin. Details {here}
  • Plugins & Game Commands - Updated our plugins to 1.15! [x]

  • Spiritblessed - This bond between Elemental and Mortal has been referred to in the distant past as the mortals becoming something called the ‘Spiritblessed’. [x]
  • Divine Folklore - Not specifically 'canon' stories, but tales that can be referenced IC and told to one another as stories known. [x]
  • Nether Iron - A type of metal originating in the hellscape of the Nether, this rare ore was commonly used by the forces of Grief and has since become a rarity to be found naturally. [x]
  • Ember Steel - The figment Strange took the burning embers from the lavalands to the north, and with it created a new steel to armour the army of sentient creatures from the Nether. [x]
✾On-Going Server Facets
  • Region Highlight-- Every month from now on we will be trying to highlight a particular region, if you would like to have your region considered please submit! [x]
  • Support Tickets-- Support Tickets are still available for utilization of all members of the community for increased ease in contacting staff and logged/recorded tickets so less is forgotten. [x]
  • Contributor Perks-- When contributing to the continued operation of the Hollowworld server a number of titles and other possible perks cane be gained. [x]
  • Archon's Hand-- Revival Rework-- Due to the recent events of the last campaign, Unhinged, the Sisterhood revival system has had a rework to accompany new developments within the world of Altera. [x]
  • The Lost Frontier -- Do not forget about the availability of the Lost Frontier and your ability to freely claim four plots to build in. [x]

Events

✾Campaign Events
  • A Tremor in the Earth - August 1st 5:00 p.m. EST - An earthquake spreads through the western piedmont, felt in the mountains and valleys surrounding it. It is not so intense that it topples buildings, but it rattles the bones of those that experience it with anxiety. [x]
  • A Note on Spontaneity and Player Initiative. [x]

  • AUGURY - Group Registry -- This thread will simply be a place to document each player group (and its designated DM) and who is in them, as per the request in the "RENEWAL" thread. [x]
  • AUGURY - Event Logs -- This thread will be effectively a record of all events held for each group for the sake of both transparency and easy referencing. [x]
✾Player Events-- Currently scheduled player events include the following.

  • [STEP] Call of the beast - August 1st 2:00 p.m. EST - "Demons are like obedient dogs; they come when they are called." - Remy de Gourmont [x]
  • The Battle of Astrum - August 2nd 2:00 p.m. EST - Astrum is to be attacked, the city overpowered and the Tek’ton’s removed from power. [x]
  • [Frostwarts] The Failure of Rule by the Mob - August 2nd 4:00 p.m. EST - While the idea of the ruling majority is still a common practice in government today, it's certainly a flawed system. [x]

  • Make sure to check the calendar or front page of the forums for any new events. [x]
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Recipe of the Month

✾Apiary --

  • Wood on top, sugar in middle and logs either side. -- With the release of 1.15 and bees we can say goodbye to these now outdated apiaries.
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Credit to Elz for recipes and pictures. [x]

Riddle of the Month


If you think you know the answer to this months riddle PM Tideborne, the first five people who get it right will be featured in the following issue of the Newsletter along with the answer, and receive a 1000 radiant cash prize.

✾Last Month's Riddle --

Last months riddle was: One goes out to drink each night, only to return in the wee hours of morn. No matter the amount, they never fall ill. The drink is known, yet rarely tasted. Served warm and oft right from the source. Who are they and what is this drink?
  • The answer to this riddle was: A Vyre and Blood
The only three to get it right were --
  1. BoredBrit
  2. Bartooliinii
  3. DraKonum
✾This Month's Riddle --

This months riddle is: I am unseen, nor will any person ever lay eyes on me. I am always to be, but never was. And yet I am that which gives confidence to all, to live and draw breath upon this hollow world. What am I?

✾Next Month's Riddle? --

If you have a riddle that you would like to have featured on the newsletter, feel free to PM Tideborne. If it's used in one of the Newsletters to come you will receive 5000 radiants in game. Extra points if it's lore related!


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Comments

Tideborne
Tideborne
#2
This is now out, Region Highlight will be posted tomorrow. Apologies for the delay.
 
Tideborne
Tideborne
#5
Bumping this for those who have seen it yet, along with saying no one has gotten the riddle correct yet.
 
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