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Postby Pegasus » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:08 am

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Time to Write!

Hello lovelies!

As of today, we are changing the way that we move between seasons - this will have no impact on your pcs, but will give you, the player, more time to play with. Rather than each season being 2 RL months, we are going back to what we used to do a couple of years ago - we now have the whole Cylcle to play in!

So, today you can write threads in Ymiden and Saun. The Cycle change will happen again on 1st October. This means that you have 4 RL months to write 2 IC seasons - but how you do that is up to you!

Any questions, feel free to ask! Enjoy the Hot Cycle!
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Postby Tyrant » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:19 pm

We've just released the June 2018 Featured Event for public perusal! Make sure to give a warm congratulations to all those who were involved in making this spectacular event one of the best we've seen on site.

You can read up on what the Prophets and Writers thought about it Here, and you can read the thread for yourself Here
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Postby Basilisk » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:19 pm

Mortalborn Update


Hey, folks! You probably remember the Ithecal update a while back, came with an update to Ethelynda and Raskalarn. However, Ethelynda's Mortalborn weren't updated at the time. Well, good news, Ethelm, Rhonwen, and Vericus have all been updated! Ethelm is a human MB, while Rhonwen and Vericus are Ithecal MB, thanks to Ethelynda's ability to change forms. However, there is more. The fourth, and final, of Ethelynda's NPC children, Terrwyn, has been released. She's just returned to Ivorian after a long time missing, and players will have the opportunity to interact and influence this young MB in the upcoming cycles.

Terrwyn can be found here: wiki/index.php?title=Terrwyn
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Postby Pegasus » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:01 pm

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Staff News!!

Hello lovelies!
Please join me in welcoming Squirrel back to the Storyteller team! He's going to be working in the Ivorian Empire, where he and Basilisk are cooking up schemes and plots! It's great to see him return and we're all really pleased!
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Postby Tyrant » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:26 am

Hello Writers,

We've just implemented a new system which allows you to gain even more knowledge on character creation! These are all non-skill knowledge, but they can nevertheless help you flesh out a character to an even greater extent.

Existing players interested in receiving these non-skill knowledge are also allowed to backdate their CS's and include the desired amount of knowledge they'd like to receive in their CS with no need for Prophet approval.

Check out the full guide Here
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Postby Tyrant » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:58 pm

Hello Writers,

We've recently put out an update to the NPC rules and regulations in order to facilitate a better writing experience here at Standing Trials. We hope that you'll accept the change smoothly, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact your local city Prophet.

As of this moment, 6/22/18, this does not include currently active Personal NPCs which were created before this update. A later update will follow to determine the fate of these.


Check out the changes to the NPC rules Here
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Postby Anomaly » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:11 am

Monthly Legend: Voting


The voting for Character of the Month of July 2018 is open! Find the listing of the deserving nominees here, and the voting form here. Voting closes on July 3rd, so please make sure you submit your votes before then!
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Postby Anomaly » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:54 am

Monthly Legend: Nominations


Hey everyone!

Nominations for August 2018's Contributor of the Month are open! Find the nomination form here!

Additionally, please see our announcement on Nomination Etiquette, posted here.

Nominations close on July 18th.
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Postby Pegasus » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:48 am

New Rules: Magic NPCs and Magic Mutations / Level Up

In the Guide for NPCs, the following has been added as an addendum to the recent update here

But what about my existing NPC who has magic?
Any existing NPCs with Domain Magic will be converted to Mage Mentor NPCs. Please either PSF or speak to your local Prophet who will update your PNs.

A Note on Faction & Business NPCs
If it makes sense for a faction or business to have magic-using NPCs, the rule is simple. Faction or Business NPC Mages must get signed off by the local mod before being approved in the business / faction and before any use of magic. Usually these NPC's won't become mage mentors, although it is possible with Storyteller permission. This means that it is possible to have mages in a faction or business, but they are overseen by the local prophet and can not be used as personal NPCs.


Also, we've made a change to the way that magic users level up. This is to standardize mutations and to make things easier for reviewers to track, also. This is outlined here

Thanks, all!
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Postby Pegasus » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:14 am

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Please take a moment to read Anomaly's announcement here and ask any questions etc.

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