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Strigavi / Event: The Wings of Change
« on: August 23, 2019, 05:27:50 PM »

A hundred years since Witch’s terror had reigned over the territories. Yet the walls of the Keep were still stained with her scent. Treasures adorned the dresser where her clothes were neatly folded. Her favorite house shoes still rested beside the armchair in her private parlor. Things that could make a man rich if he had the balls to take them down from the ebon tower. They did not come for those riches and artifacts, however. Wings held tight to their tattooed backs and heads painted for war they came to watch the whole place burn.

‘Never again’ had become a rallying cry to lead the Eyriens to freedom. A thing that men and women screamed at one another as a new balance of rule rooted in the territory. Now the men whispered it as they roamed Ebon Rih in search of a way to see it fall. From the very bowels in the dank dark dungeons, to the very top. Every brick examined by a small party of dissenters. They knew best, they were sure. It had to be done. Let the next Witch build a new monument to her power. Somewhere far, far away.

It took hours to decide where the weakest point was. None among them were architects or engineers. Only old war hounds and young visionaries. Men that thought what they were doing was for the greater good. Perhaps that would ease the pain they felt as their skin was ripped from their bones. The ritual in which they stacked their power to fell the ancient walls collapsing them into wet muck on the stone floors. The Keep was designed by minds greater than time itself. Even when the attack came from inside, it had defenses. Their combined Craft knocked flat a few interior rooms. But turned on them, compounded with a millennia of absorbed energy as it was funnelled back.

Before it exploded into a thousand shards. More walls fell, leaving the entire main floor decimated. Every window blasted outward into the night sky. A low roar echoed over Askavi, waking the world with nightmares of dragons. They were safe, though, by far and large. Most blissfully unaware of the change in the very fabric of their world as the Winds popped with energy. The tear left by Witch renewed tenfold this new cataclysm. All the shards that had once been nearly a dozen men shot through the threads of reality. Across both realms the Winds shook and became unreachable. Every. Single. One. Even the darkest of the dark.

And by morning they would come. The ripples, people would call them. Bursts of energy that shot free of the Winds they had been trapped on. Falling on the unsuspecting with a variety of results. The luckiest were simply injured. Many would die. People were tossed across realms. Stranded on foot. It was an unprecedented event. One that would leave a lasting mark on a world still licking its wounds.

event announcement: The Winds of Change

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News / News: The Winds of Change
« on: August 23, 2019, 05:27:49 PM »
Springing Forward & Falling Back
a site wide event and activity check

It is an outbound ripple. Felt across realms, not just territories. Heralded by dragons; flames were just the precursor.

Welcome to the new year on Witchlight. Spring of AW103 will see the past revisited. Dragons had been forgotten, but never gone. The Winds had been reclaimed but are now lost.

You will find threads throughout the site detailing mini events for those areas; but across the realms the Winds have been completely destabilized. Partaking in this event will award you a free Dark Roll. The Winds will return in 2-3 seasons. Enjoy the mayhem!

On to the less exciting stuff.

We're having our first ever activity check! Our rules are pretty lax regarding activity and that is not changing, but we're looking to members to declare themselves to help ease the burden of having to regularly check accounts. Please PM the Darkness if you are leaving the site, or if you have a list of characters, accepted or in work, that you would like archived, or if you are keeping them all.

It's that simple. Anyone who does not send a PM by September 6th, will be considered inactive and archived. Territories in which the event is not active will also be archived.

Relevant links: The Wings of Change

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News / More Updates!
« on: August 10, 2019, 06:30:10 AM »
Season Change
and other things

Welcome to year AW103! Witch still seems to be lingering. Maybe another year will help the territories recover from her stranglehold, one that seems to reach beyond the grave. Spring is in the air!

There have also been some updates to the Craft Lore once again. These two new items are Ile de Paon specific. Jewel Webs and a Sea Craft for Paon's Queens. Dergon is offering a 5 point craft bundle to anyone making a Queen in Ile de Paon slotted to shake things up with rebellious plots.

Otherwise, current characters may be edited to include these skills, but no extra points will be awarded. Enjoy!

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News / Application Clean Up!
« on: July 07, 2019, 11:32:44 AM »
Application Clean Up
spark time baby

It has happened again! We have another three pages of unfinished applications hanging out on the forum. To help get these characters into play, or archived for later (even if later is never) we're holding a clean up month.

It's a little late into July, so we'll extend it into August. All applications completed by August 7th will receive triple the marks upon their approval (even if approval happens after the 7th).

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News / Site Updates
« on: June 11, 2019, 07:21:14 PM »
Summer Edition!

Once again your lovely admin have struck with site improvements galor! This round of site updates include the results of our Blood Pregnancy Poll. A big thanks to everyone who weighed in. We appreciate your opinions. The lore has been updated so that Blood females are now capable of using their Craft during pregnancy, but will not be able to access the depth of their Jewels or their psychic cabinets. Get those important bits out before the seed sticks ladies!

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"During pregnancy Blood women do not have access to their Jewels, if they wear them. Their Jewels must be drained regularly during this time so that the excess of power does not harm the fetus. During pregnancy they do not have access to their psychic cabinets or the things they have stored there and may only use the most basic of Craft, like all Jeweless Blood."

Another exciting addition is Shifter Craft! You can find it in our newly reorganized Craft & Craft Point Section (thanks for cleaning it up dergon!) If you have An Corithe, Moidyn Varrey or Angnuk characters already approved you can request a 3 point craft bundle to use on this newly available craft form. This is only for characters already approved, future and current WiPs will need to use the 15 allotted points at creation. To request your point bundle simply reply in this thread with a link to each characters’ accepted application. We will be awarding each one a 3 point craft bundle. The bundles will be sent to your OOC account in the next few days

We have also capped family jewel rolls. If you need a dark jewelled family roll for some reason, you can purchase an item for them in the shop and redeem it through the transactions thread as usual.

Thanks for a very successful 2 years of storytelling guys! Here’s to another decade or ten!


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Hayll Archives / On Sunset Wings
« on: April 20, 2019, 05:23:23 AM »

A wild dragon appears!


Quiet.

Winter stillness over fields of milling livestock and the homes of their masters beyond. A normal stillness for Hayll in the early winter, a silence that lingers for a moment longer before quiet disjointed voices were drowned out under the screaming panic of animals. Screaming panic that drew their masters out to the fields, confusion in some, anger in others at the lack of an obvious threat.

Grumbles along the estates, farmers and stablehands alike turning to settle animals or return to their posts. Animals panicked at air if it blew loudly enough. Nothing to worry about, nothing to panic over even as the animals pranced and circled, bolting for freedom or tearing at stall doors.

Quiet, the humans insisted even as the night’s stillness was broken by animals reaching a fever pitch with no immediate sign of predator or threat across the district. Just the rising wind and rising animal fear.

A howl of wind loud enough to tear from the bordering mountains with a wail, the leathery snap of wings and a deep rumbling like thunder following the second gust of wind and powdery snow brought eyes skyward as a massive shadow crossed the full moon. Moonlight gleamed off violet scales, turned gold to silver and highlighted the gaping maw as the beast circled.

Disjointed voices to screams and screams to disembodied sobbing while the dragon descended into the field to catch livestock and human alike in its claws. Its kin had taken Dena Nehele now gleaming Hayll had lured a flying serpent of their own.
 

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Marketplace / The Rumor Mill
« on: February 03, 2019, 09:37:46 PM »
Sometimes it can be hard to know what a character should know. For the sake of opening plots and aiding character development Witchlight has created a rumor mill section in our side bar. Purchase a rumor slot for only 25 marks in the shop, then post here with the rumor you want displayed. Rumors display at random just like our wanted ad spotlight so check often to see the fun things your characters could be hearing through the grapevine!

Territory Leaders: You get one free rumor slot for you territory! You're welcome.

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News / Site Awards
« on: January 09, 2019, 08:51:00 PM »

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News / post template
« on: December 10, 2018, 12:57:04 AM »
For the convenience of our members a simple post template has been developed. This post is an example of the template. You can change the outer border color, the small border color, and the inside post color. The colors must be listed in that order inside of the bbcode. It accepts websafe color names (red, black, aliceblue, etc) or hex codes. PM Jones with any questions or issues.

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[prettypost=#ececec, pink, #6B7077][/prettypost]


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Racial Lore / Dragons
« on: December 01, 2018, 07:04:56 PM »
Dragons
Inspired by: dragons
Written by: staff




image custom designed by Salem for Witchlight use only

Average Lifespan: Uknown
Average Height:
  • Male: Unknown
  • Female: Unknown
Average Weight:
  • Male: Unknown
  • Female: Uknown

Origin:
There are a dozen origin theories throughout the Realms. Each territory harbors its own believes and myths, but they all have one thread in common. Dragons exist, or existed, and that the Jewels granted to the Blood upon their Ceremonies have come some how, some way, from these beasts of the Darkness.

Appearance:
Few have been seen in living memory, and those that have been glimpsed, almost none believe the stories. Tapestries and stories depict serpentine creatures, with long, reptilian snouts and slitted eyes. Coloration varies widely, from snowy White to darkest Black. And all bear fearsome wings.

Behavior:
No one can say what to expect from a dragon. Hardly none have even venture into the Fyreborn Islands to tangle with the lesser wyrms that live there. Dragons are but legends and dreams. Friend, foe? Minds run wild with imaginings.


**this race is not currently playable on witchlight but may be used for plots**

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News Archive / Territory Update: Little Kaeleer & Pruul
« on: December 01, 2018, 06:50:42 PM »
Territory Update
retiring lore

With the conclusion of Fall Clean Up, staff has gone through and purged inactive accounts. Some of these accounts have been linked to members running Territories.

As of now we are closing Little Kaeleer and Pruul and retiring the lore. Please go through and reply to your Little Kaeleer applications with the following options:
  • Territory Name - If you would like your character transferred to a new territory home.
  • Archive - If you would like to give up the character. They can always be retrieved later.
  • Pend - If you would like to rework them to fit somewhere else. We will move them to the In Progress forum.

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News Archive / Fall Clean Up
« on: November 01, 2018, 05:13:21 PM »
Fall Clean Up
it's like spring but with more orange

In thanks for our members, we're going to be giving out triple marks for every app finished in the month of November. Our pending forum has a whole three pages of backlog! We know most people will be busy with Nano this month, so we're doing some giving and some cleaning while you're busy writing your novels.

At the end of the month all unfinished applications posted before October 2018 will be archived. And all accounts that have not taken part in the forum or discord will be set to inactive to help tidy things up.

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News Archive / Trick-or-Treat at Witchlight 2018
« on: October 02, 2018, 08:31:30 PM »
Trick-or-Treat with Witchlight!
In the spirit of the approaching holiday your admins have cooked up yet another wonderful way to reap the benefits of writing with us! For the month of October every word you post In Character will get double marks. Completing threads that were started in October will also get you some great prizes at the end of the month.

Instead of knocking on random doors for random candy, you’ll be rewarded for completing threads in different territories to get random shinies from the shop! All you have to do to participate is write! Enjoy the fun everyone.

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Rules & Help / Refer a friend & Site Review incentives
« on: October 01, 2018, 12:44:32 PM »
BYOB
Bring your own (writing)buddies!

We love rewards, and we love rewarding our members. In our efforts to find new and fun ways to do just that we are implementing a friend referral program. From now on you will receive marks for the following:

25 marks for every friend that joins the forum and discord server.
25 marks for your friends first accepted application.
25 marks for your friends first IC post.

But wait! There’s more…

While welcoming our friends onto the site is a fun way to get more people writing with us, we don’t know everyone. Members that leave reviews on resource sites will be rewarded for sharing the Witchlight love. Your first review will net you 100 marks! If you give us another review you’ll be gifted a randomly selected item from the shop. Just shoot The Darkness account a PM with a link to the directory you reviewed the site on and your rewards will be on their way.

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News Archive / Territory Update: Dena Nehele
« on: September 19, 2018, 04:37:07 PM »
Territory Update
retiring lore

At the end of the current IC season, summer, we will be retiring the lore for Dena Nehele. As of now, we will no longer be accepting characters for the territory at this time.

Your current characters in DN will have the chance to take part in some plots coming up later in the season, so do not despair! No brain babies will be lost in the retiring of this territory.

Unless they die, of course. >:D

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