This is all the more bittersweet as fifteen years ago today Lusternia first opened its doors for beta testing. I know there are a couple of you still around who remember that time! Before then, Lusternia was nothing but a dream in my head, inspired by some past creative writing and, believe it or not,…

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Lusternia turns fifteen years old in 2019! This is truly a remarkable milestone for any game, but most especially a text game! Check out some of the events below and keep an eye out for the Czigany Wayfaire which usually shows up when there is festivity in the air! Hamster HuntDate: October 4, 2019Time: 3:00…

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Artisanals Winner Runner Up Merit Danger in the Dark by Gurashi Ankrag Spooder Bunch by Kyalrhin Bardics Winner Runner Up Merit Expedition Excerpts Meeting the Kaelye by Alaksanteri By the Wheel Gate by Lief In Hallifax: A Poem by Aramel Pilfering and Poisoning by Portius Primer: Domoths by Xenthos View all artisanal and bardic winners…

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Greetings, The Melder Revamp has been loaded in and is now officially live. This is a pretty big change to how melders work, function etc., so it is going to take some time getting used to and adapting how they work. While I believe we will need to make changes and adjustments depending on how…

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On the eve of the New Moon, the still-cursed Elder God, Nocht, approached the Glomdoring commune with a task. A young Augur had brought to His attention the existence of a beautiful peacock named Shashi that resided in the realm of His nemesis, Maylea. Where they had seen a potential hostage as a bargaining chip,…

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Mages & Druids Coming to a Town Near You! Mages and Druids! The fruits of our labors are about to be realized as the updated mages and druids will be released in September! If you’ve been living under a rockeater, the mage and druid archetypes are in the midst of a major update which will…

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Magicked thorn-serpents and cursed arrows flew across the skies of the Basin of Life when Maylea, Bloom of Serenity snuck into the Glomdoring in disguise to steal an item tied to Nocht, the Silent from His own order head, the Wyrden Haruspex of the Auguries, Rancoura. Nocht had rallied the power of the forest to…

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Beams of light began flashing in the sky, and as the sun passed overhead, Eroee, Sidiak, Tarox, Papaxi, and Aapek were visible upon the face of the Sun in near-alignment. The light began to intensify, burning the flesh of citizens of the Basin and causing fires throughout, which led many though not all to seek…

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Choco-late fiddle de dee, Charites have said it never shall be! Choco-late fiddle de dee, I want to put it in my tummy. What do you do when the sky is at dusk and up from the mountain there comes a big thrust of sunlight that spills from an old sunpride root? Over the mountain…

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A picture of a pocketwatch on several old hardback books.

The divine scholars have convened together to discuss the workings of the Great Libraries, including the tasks of publishing and critiquing books as well as the nature of the Library Prestige Contests themselves. As a result of deliberations, there have been notable changes to HELP GREATLIBRARIANS and HELP PUBLISHING, and there is a new HELP…

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Greetings, Mortals. For some time now, We have been evaluating the strengths and flaws of Our design system. We believe that the Lusternian design system is one of the hallmarks of the game, and one of our greatest features. We also understand that over the decade and longer that it has existed, its rules have…

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Vesteran Honours Revealed! Artbard Winners Announced! The winners of the newly restarted artbard contests, also known as the Vesteran Honours, have been announced! In the bardics category, Eliron took first place for the play entitled, “Waking the Nightmare”. In the artisanals, Gurashi won with the scenic painting, “Overlooking Wyrded Lands“. Check out all the winners…

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Artisanals Winner Runner Up Merit Overlooking Wyrded Lands by Gurashi Tri by Trahey Perplexing Letter by Kyalrhin Aramel and Unicorn by Kethaera Bardics Winner Runner Up Merit Waking the Nightmare by Eliron The Quiet Ones by Ishra The Knights of the Sun and Moon by Portius My Visit to Tosha Monastery: A Compiled Journal by…

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In mid-year 535 CE, the Serenwilde had an unexpected visitor: While sewing some new attire for herself, Lief Myeras was visited by shadowy figure with a pair of oval, green eyes, who did not stay long, but left behind a single bouncing muku ball. Lief, though behind on the news, soon learned that the muku…

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Return of the Vesteran Honours! Art-Bard Contests Re-Opened Lusternia Art-Bard Contests, also known as the Vesteran Honours, are back on the website, albeit with a different look. As a trial run, we have opened up the contest for this month for artisanal and bardic entries, so please feel free to submit an entry. We have…

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Ydryin, the Scorched Hamadryad of Serenwilde, led a Scavenger Hunt with a flowery theme! It ran for a fair amount of time, but ultimately Chairman Ayisdra Ysav’rai of Hallifax puzzled out the clues and claimed his prize of a laurel crown of burning wisterias, as well as the honor of spending a full Lusternian day…

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Timequakes and the Dawning of the Age of the Magi Timequakes and the Battle to Defend Time In the middle of the 530th year after the Coming of Estarra, the people of the Basin of Life began to experience strange visions. Some came in dreams, whilst others would strike at random – bringing images from…

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In the middle of the 530th year after the Coming of Estarra, the people of the Basin of Life began to experience strange visions. Some came in dreams, whilst others would strike at random – bringing images from a titanic figure tearing away monstrous wings to the world transformed into immaculate and desolate forms. This…

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Since guilds have begun research projects in response to the temporal disturbances recently plaguing the Basin of Life, the new Timequake System has been released! Several times throughout a Lusternian month, a timequake may suddenly hit the Basin of Life. You will need to seek out the temporal rift that has opened and you can…

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Something Wicked This Way Comes Something Wicked This Way Comes! Throughout Lusternia, adventurers have started to experience strange things – sounds and sights and feelings that are not there. Keep an eye on these temporal oddities throughout the second week of May for a huge new release on May 11th! Crucible Curio Release! What are…

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