April 2023 Artbard Results

Artisanal by Gurashi depicting the moths of Mysrai's realm.

Congratulations to our Artisanal and Bardic winners from April! If you’d like to join them for April, make sure you get your submissions in by the end of the month. HELP ARTBARD will explain all about what you can submit, and how to do so. Artisanal Contest Winner Sketch of Dreameater Moths by Gurashi Runner-Up The Inner Sea by…

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Wheel Spins and Auctions

Spinning Wheel of Light in a canvon

As a mid-month surprise, we now have Iron Coins available to purchase from the website under Artifact Packages! They will stay there until the end of the month. You can spin these coins at the Wheel of Tzaraziko found at the Cave of Chaos. Check out HELP IRON COINS for more information. Also, as the…

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Death and Harmony Challenges

A battlefield with sword-wielding warriors

Thanks to the enterprising spirit of Korue Dragnet and the desire of Master Quettle to show everyone a better way, we’ll see a Death and Harmony Challenge in May once again. You will also have one more chance at these thematically reskinned artifacts for the winners. Death Challenge21st May, 11pm GMTHarmony Challenge27th May, 11:30pm GMT…

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Adventure is for the Brave

A trio of adventurers head off into the woods.

The call came out on the 21st of Kiani, in the year 648 after the Coming of Estarra: I am looking for an adventurer. Come find me at the Triple Junction Inn. And indeed, adventurers arrived to find none other than Tapif the Furrikin, an adolescent of mildly mysterious origin, seeking to go on an…

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Three May Auctions

An ornamental kettle of pure gold

In May we will be running 3 weeks of auctions – first credit auctions, then gold auctions, and then credit auctions again. Each set of auctions will run throughout the week. Be sure to check out HELP AUCTIONS to learn about the system if it’s your first time taking part. Gold auctions have received two…

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Alliance System Proposal

I would like to invite all of you to have a read over the proposed new Alliance System that I have posted on the forums. Please leave any comments on the system you have there, and I’ll make sure to review it as often as possible. You can find the thread here.

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Nexus Client on iOS

We’re excited to announce that the mobile version of the Nexus Client is finally on both Android and iPhone! That’s right, you can now carry the epicness of Iron Realms Entertainment in your pocket and experience the thrill of MUD gaming whenever the mood strikes you. We’ve got you covered no matter what phone or…

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May Credits and Auctions

A golden gavel

For the month of May, we have a couple things for you to take advantage of and look forward to. We’ll be having a 30% credit sale, meaning you’ll get an additional 30 credits for every 100 purchased! Extra credits will come in handy for upcoming auctions which will be opening May 8th. You will…

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History Timeline Project

A picture of a pocketwatch on several old hardback books.

As those of you who have joined me on the Producer Ridealong may already know, one of our Ephemerals is working on a timeline project. Here to bring you more information on this upcoming feature is Scout himself, with a post on the forums outlining the details of the project. Be sure to check it…

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March 2023 Artbard Results

Artisanal by Zagreus depicting the weather-beaten trees upon a Rhizodan beach.

Congratulations to our Artisanal and Bardic winners from March! If you’d like to join them for April, make sure you get your submissions in by the end of the month. HELP ARTBARD will explain all about what you can submit, and how to do so. Bardic Contest Winner The Son of Steel and Gold by Uzriel Runner-Up The…

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Ephemeral Applications Open

Do you have an interest in helping run Lusternia behind the scenes as a volunteer administrator? We are now opening applications for Ephemerals – administrators-in-training. If you are not sure what being anEphemeral entails, you can read the thoroughly updated HELP VOLUNTEERS for an overview. We also encourage you to check out the two most…

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Long Live Forum Archives!

An old book lies splayed on a table, a pair of glasses resting on it.

Tired of using the Wayback Machine to get a look at our long-lost forums? So were we. When Lusternia moved to a new forum back in 2012, all previous content effectively became lost. Through some truly herculean effort on the part of one of our volunteers though, the old forums live again! They don’t look…

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Of squirrels

Squirrels sit upon cages in a forest, some are free.

In the thick of winter of 645 CE, the Kiakodan Nature Reserve was burglarised by unknown forces. Reported publicly by Gatekeeper Quillion Jones, the break-in resulted in the squirrel nursery, which was watched over by Tommut Whitlock, being utterly destroyed and the baby squirrels kidnapped. First on the scene was Exeryte Stormcrow of Glomdoring, who…

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Happy Egg Hunt!

Squirrels sit under a tree, surrounded by colourful eggs and a few eggs in a basket.

Egg hunt or squirrel hunt? Either way, the devious duo that kidnapped baby squirrels from the Reserve appear to have unleashed them, now grown, upon the Basin of Life. Thrown overboard from the airships of the kidnappers, the squirrels have landed all over safely thanks to built-in parachutes. Many still float about, pulled by the…

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Website Redesign

The Ten Seals protect Mount Avechna, keeping the Soulless God Kethuru at bay with their sheer cuteness.

We are excited to announce that our website is getting a fresh new look! Our team has been hard at work over the past few months, designing a logo that truly reflects the rich lore and history of Lusternia. We know that rebranding can be disorienting for people who are used to associating a particular…

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April Present Extravaganza

A golden present tied with a golden ribbon.

For the month of April, we’re running a present extravaganza with a twist. For every 25 credits you purchase for the month of April, you’ll receive a present as well. Even better is that for the first 100 credits you purchase, you’ll get an additional present for every 10 credits! That means purchasing 100 credits…

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Manse Description Guidelines

Most of you are undoubtedly well-acquainted with the infamous “A very boring room. Change this” generic manse room title that comes pre-packed with a fulcrux orb and a room box. From this point onwards though, all new manse rooms will have a more in-character title and come with an actual description out of the box.…

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February 2023 Artbard Results

Artisanal by Alysi depicting the Gloriana River going through Glomdoring.

Congratulations to our Artisanal and Bardic winners from February! If you’d like to join them for March, make sure you get your submissions in by the end of the month. HELP ARTBARD will explain all about what you can submit, and how to do so. Bardic Contest Winner A Glimpse into a Memory by Eiselle Merit A Trill’s…

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Planned Downtime

A long black tunnel illuminated by artificial light

Tomorrow, March 24th, sometime between 4-5pm server time, Lusternia will be going offline for scheduled engine updates. We’ll be sure to give you a warning ahead of time in-game and let you know as soon as the update is done. A backup will be done right before so that nothing gets lost, but be sure…

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Producer Ride-Along

A laptop sits on a desk, an empty notepad lying open next to it.

I would like to invite you all to an experimental digital ride-along with me that will take place tomorrow. It will be hosted on a stage channel on our Discord server (see HELP DISCORD) but the ride-along itself will be text-based rather than voice-based. If you are unfamiliar with how stage channels work, the gist…

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