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Join the Free Online Fantasy World of Lusternia

Imagine yourself a warrior, mage, bard or monk

Remember true play is powered solely by your imagination!

If you find you hunger for adventure, Lusternia will sate your appetite

What is Lusternia?

Lusternia is a text based multi-player game (sometimes called a MUD). When you create a character and log in, you join adventurers from all over the globe who will share in the trials and tribulations found only through intensive roleplaying. Some dismiss text games as retro, but many others find nothing can compare to the dynamic experience hearkening back to pen and paper RPGs.

Constantly Evolving World

Each year brings a new overarching story line interwoven through major events involving the world at large. New areas, quests and content are available at regular intervals with news posts archiving events for everyone to see.

Extensive Crafting System

Players can choose to become a crafter by picking a tradeskill, or two, or three, or more! Craft an earring one day, an origami the next and your own bed to sleep in. Our trades are: Alchemy, Bookbinding, Brewmeister, Cooking, Enchantment, Herbs, Jewelry, Lorecraft, Poisons, Spellcraft, Tailoring, Tattoos, Tinkering.

An Immersive World

Discover the rich world of Lusternia and its endless possibilities! Vie for power and influence as a leader in one of dozens of player-run organisations. Compete for top rankings in combat, or become a learned scholar and teach the masses about Lusternia's rich history. Delve into the complex economy, master a tradeskill or two, and amass a fortune in gold. Commission a ship and explore the depths of aetherspace. And much, much more!

Engaging Player vs Player Combat

Combat in Lusternia is handled different for mobile vs. player combat and player vs. player combat. Player combat involves much more than simply inflicting damage on your opponent. Not only can individual body parts be damaged, with different, harmful effects resulting from enough cumulative damage on a body part, but there are hundreds of afflictions that can be inflicted on an opponent.

A Friendly Community

We have a fantastic community of players dedicated to extending the Lusternian experience beyond the game!

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    Player Controlled Organisations

    Being a member of a city or commune means more than just political affiliation, for it creates an actual, spiritual bond between the member and the nexus. Each city, commune and guild organization is run by a government made up of elected players and player-appointed players.

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    Multitudes of Immersive Skills

    Archetypes, or classes, are unique in that there are certain branches and/or specializations based on a simple skillweb that are only open to certain archetypes. In addition to all the common skills, archetypes receive one primary skill, and two secondary skills. They also are given the choice of one a trade skill.

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    Rich and Captivating History

    From the beginning of the universe to the troubling past of today, every aspect of lore and history is known and retold. Who was Yudhe? How did the races form from the Elder Gods? All these answered and more...

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    Customizable Player Options

    Though not all Elder Gods splintered into a race nor all mortal races came to be in this manner, it remains true that all Lusternians believe that within each of them is contained the fragment of a god. Thus it is said that the god-fragment within can potentially evolve through the cycles of birth and rebirth until perfection is achieved and the fragment is made whole, becoming a divine in his or her own right.

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Jan 20 2021

Economy Revamp

As everyone is aware - one of our upcoming goals is to focus on the economy and re-working how it functions. The first part of this is really on us, which is to dig deep and determine how the mechanics of it function.
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Jan 20 2021

January 20th Celebrations

For the next 24 hours, denizens of the Basin will listen to your magnificent tales enraptured and all pursuits of our adventurers will bring double the wisdom they normally do.
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Jan 19 2021

Reports are Open

One of the things we wanted to do during the Livestream was announce that we were opening up reports once again.
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Jan 15 2021

Livestream Postponed

Apologies for the last minute nature of this announcement but we have to postpone our livestream (originally scheduled for the 16th) due to an emergency. We will update you when we find a new date for the livestream.
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Jan 8 2021

December 2020 Artbard Results

Congratulations to our Artisanal and Bardic winners from December!
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Jan 7 2021

Q&A Livestream

Uilani and Orael are going to host the next Livestream on Saturday, January 16th at 8pm GMT.
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Jan 1 2021

Bob’s Forgotten Vaults

Trader Bob has once again unveiled to the Basin the forgotten vaults of treasures that he has unearthed over the years! The lost treasures contained within are now available for the bearers of his golden keys, available for purchase on the website! Contents of the vault include, but are not limited to, wondercrystals, caches of…
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Dec 31 2020

Year In Review 2020

Amidst a world full of many complications, Lusternia has continued to flourish and develop in 2020. Here's our round up of the year!
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Dec 22 2020

New Producer

Starting January 1, Uilani will be replacing Aonia as Co-Producer for Lusternia. She has been part of the Havens family for years and is very excited to step up to the challenge.
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Dec 21 2020

Solstice Festivities

With Solstice in full swing, each city and commune has a small quest which will award a special Solstice gift upon completion. Shops with old Solstice rewards are open, as is Solstice Court!
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Dec 11 2020

Merry Solstice to All!

Ironbeard and Jolly Bundy's gnomes have descended upon Lusternia once more, to celebrate the Solstice season! Make sure you're logged in to catch them.
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Dec 8 2020

November 2020 Artbard Winners

Congratulations to Esei and Uzriel, winners of the Artisanal and Bardic contests for November!
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