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The i'Xiia Asylum

House i'Xiia delved deep into their ancestral history and uncovered the i'Xiia Asylum, sealed away during the Taint Wars. This horrific site survived as an endless cycle of pain as the undead patients are forever tortured by their sadistic undead wardens. However, this did not deter the i'Xiia viscanti family from attempting to exploit the research their ancestors started there, though they are opposed by a strange elemental force that also resides in the corridors of the asylum.

Kryden Valik

An amnestic aslaran was found wandering with the undervault, apparently never having seen the world above. It was later discovered that deeply hidden underground was an entire community of underground aslarans worshipping mysterious gods, calling their cavernous abode the Kryden Valik.

Racial Updates

Many of Lusternia's 20 unique races have been tweaked and rebalanced with new abilities and statistics. Dwarves now officially possess alcohol tolerance, which includes the gift of reducing damage the more inebriated they are! Other new abilities include advantages in influencing, ranging from the sinister illithoid's prowess in intimidation to the seductive charisma of the artistic trill. All Lusternians have been granted a free reincarnation.

Wydyr Glade

The Well of Souls was drying out and it was uncovered that there was a hidden place known as the Caoimhe Dell, which held a community of elfen were caretakers of the source of the waters of the well. This dell was also a crossroads into an ethereal pocket known as the Wydyr Glade.

Pierre Merau

Fleeing from an imminent marriage and meddling mother, Pierre Merau left his native Delport to set up business as a fur trader in the Razine Mountains. He is quite happy now, as adventurers frequently visit him in his hut, trading furs and stories.

Nekotai Guild Opens

The Nekotai Guild officially opened to the public in the Commune of Glomdoring! It is the fourth monk guild in Lusternia, which specializes in the nekai claw, a handheld weapon with three long blades. Mastering the scorpion style of combat, these monks are stealthy and rely on fast attacks and poisons.

Sacrifice of the Loving Radiance

As was prophesized, archangels trapped in the body of the Soulless God Muud were discovered, and Holy Supernal Raziela the Loving Radiance sacrificed herself to Muud in order to free them. Taking advantage of her being bound by Muud, Faethorn bound Raziela so she would never be able to convert fae to cherubs, and the Demon Lords of Nil directed their followers to brand Raziela with their dark marks. Eventually, Raziela was freed from Muud and laid upon an ancient artifact from the Elder Wars. The artifact sent a call into the vast reaches of the Void to contact Eventru, Crown of the Exalted.

Prophesies

Prophesies cropped up throughout the Basin of Life, arising from the Star of Celest, the Necromentate of Magnagora, the Ancestral Spirits of the Serenwilde, and by Mother Night in Glomdoring.

Bookwurms

Weeky Peedia, the furrikin savant of the World Library, had summoned his niece, Nia Peedia, to help him take care of the World Library. However, Nia was determined not to settle down but instead experience life first hand through travelling. Eventually, however, she was convinced to settle down and help her poor uncle mind the dusty stacks--only to discover an infestation of bookwurms!

Shallach River Tragedy

A kinswoman in New Celest reported that Lileira Teldale, her cousin and a prominent researcher, was missing. Apparently having disappeared while researching life within the Sea of Despair, Lileira Teldale was discovered on the banks of the Shallach River, taking care of her sick husband, Kreer Teldale.

Nocht the Silent

Terrible fires plagued Glomdoring and eventually erupted on the Manifestation of Mother Night. It turned out these were unwanted overtures of Father Sun and his minions, the sun fae. Eventually, the fires were put out though Mother Night was left badly hurt. She called out in pain, and her cries were heard by her creator, the Elder God known as Nocht the Silent, who entered the realms and settled within Glomdoring.

The Hyfae of the Undervault

When the kephera of the Undervault began searching for a cure, it was discovered that they were treating a race that had kept hidden with the Undervault. This race was called the hyfae and were cousins to the fae. Their ailment turned out to be a much more serious affair, coming from an ancient evil buried deep within the Undervault. However, through the diligence of the people of the Basin of Life, the ailment was beaten back . . . for now.

Book of Clangorum

The next chapter in the Elder Wars History has been released! Be sure to read the Book of Clangorum.

Vernal Ascendant Nejii Talanara

Nejii Talnara rises as the first Vernal Ascendant!

Year 200 Celebrations

The calendar turns to Year 200! Games and celebrations are held throughout the year with prizes!

Trial of Ascension: Rise of Shuyin

As the Nine Seals weakened, the Sealbearers and their followers battled the Kethuru's insanity and each other in the Challenge for Ascendance. Though Visaeris of Magnagora and Kaervas of Glomdoring put up a good struggle, it was Sojiro of the Serenwilde with support from New Celest who finally managed to claim the Staff of Ascension. It was he who rose up to be the True Ascendant now known as Shuyin. During the struggle, Kethuru was able to breach the Domoth Realms, which opened it up for Ascendants and Demigods to take control of different realms.

Challenge of Harmony

In the Challenge of Harmony, Lusternians fanned out across all of the First World and event into aetherspace to influence denizens, thereby strengthening the aura of harmony about them. In this race, Galaphyrae was a clear first, strengthening her aura enough to claim the Seal of Harmony. Following her were Nydekion in second place, Catarin in third place, Xiel in fourth place, and Geb in fifth place.

Challenge of Death

Blood ran in rivers as players competed for the Challenge of Death. Eventually, Hissatsu Sojiro of the Serenwilde hunted the most creatures, enabling him to claim the Seal of Death. Second place went to Nydekion, third place to Geb, fourth place to Daevos, and fifth place to Rika.

Challenge of Life

As the Seal of Life weakened, furrikin from around the Basin of Life began to fall sick with a variety of diseases. Avechna called Lusternians before Him and urged them to help heal the furrikin, and in doing so, strengthen the Seal of Life. In the end, Xenthos of Glomdoring, by healing the most furrikin, became the Bearer of the Seal of Life. Following him in second place was Vathael, and in third place are Malicia and Ciban. Fourth place went to Tervic, and fifth place to Rika.

Challenge of Beauty

In the Challenge of Beauty, Zia Talnara was marked with the Seal of Beauty for her design, 'a memory book of the Spirits'. Moriana, Kielo, Aramel, and Arin are the runners up, with designs ranging a number of trades. The winning entries can be viewed at the Cave of Beauty.

Challenge of Knowledge

In the Challenge of Knowledge, Forren Shervalian emerged victorious by one point to become the new Bearer of the Seal of Knowledge, triumphing over his brother Myndaen, as well as Astraea, Seretenin, and Galaphyrae, who served as runners up.

Challenge of Nature

In the Challenge of Nature, Kaervas claimed the Seal of Nature for the second time in a row! Second place went to Myndaen, Third to Rika, Fourth to Galaphyrae, and Fifth to Xiel.

Challenge of Justice

In the Challenge of Justice, Thoros rose up as the winner in the series of debates to claim the Seal of Justice! Closely behind him was Zia who placed second, and Forren and Sojiro who tied for third.

Challenge of War

For the War Challenge, the final winning team in the wargames was Thoros, Visaeris, Revan. It was ultimately Visaeris Mae'loch who claimed the Seal of War!

Challenge of Chaos

Throughout the exciting Chaos Challenge, it was finally Ashteru d'Illici who finally claimed the Seal of Chaos!