Secrets of the Admin

By Viravain | September 14, 2020 |
Death, by Esei. Stylised as a tarot card, this artwork is of the Goddess Viravain. It depicts Viravain, a female Divine with white hair and a black robe, wielding a scythe. It is framed by a green border that reads: XIII - Death.

Our God Blog series is back with an investigation by our delightful Viravain – who has spun Her webs into the secrets of many of our wonderful Divine.

Becoming Chaos

By Mysrai | August 30, 2020 |
An Artisanal artwork of Mysrai and Gurashi, by Gurashi

In this return to our fabled God Blogs, our very own Mysrai talks us through what it was like for Them to step into the Elder Divine’s very large shoes.

Farewell, Lusternia

By Estarra | October 4, 2019 |

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,…

Year in Contemplation: 2018

By Estarra | January 7, 2019 |

There once was a man who was not a young man, who once thought he would write stories but his writings were unfinished or lacking, who once dreamt big dreams but they drifted away as many dreams do. His life was not unfulfilled; he found work that he was good at, fell in love with…

Lusternia Year in Review: 2017

By Estarra | January 6, 2018 |

I’ve been thinking back to when Lusternia was just a glimmer in my eye in early 2002. At that time, I was a volunteer admin in Achaea and loved creating stories and running events and designing and building areas and quests. When the offer to create my own MUD presented itself, I knew I did…

Factions Roundtable!

By ironrealms | May 2, 2017 |

Now that all of new guilds have been released, I thought it would be nice to give a little closure and behind-the-scenes insight to our overall process for both the events themselves and the development of factions. I wrote up a couple questions and nudged all of the admin who helped out to give their…

Year in Review: 2016

By Estarra | January 5, 2017 |

What would Queen Maeve say about 2016? Perhaps she would remark how fantastic it was that she entered the year with the removal of the Brand of Nifilhema that she bore for so long. Or perhaps she would despair over the loss of her beloved consort. If this was how the year began for the…

Retiring from Mysrai: Nothing but Love, Love, Love

By Mysrai | December 27, 2016 |

Five years ago, Mysrai came into being under circumstances outlined here: https://www.lusternia.com/near-misses-becoming-mysrai. Now, at the end of that five years, I have removed that hat, and many masks, and am, as Zvoltz put it, returning to dust. It’s been a good, and glorious run, but life is simply to busy now to do Mysrai justice…

Celest Versus The Hoop Snake

By ironrealms | November 14, 2016 |

It was recently brought to My attention that certain events transpired potentially implicating Myself in any number of ridiculous doings which befell certain individuals present at a recent meet in Washington, DC. To set the record straight, I did not so much as log into my computer that day, but I have interrogated those who…

Week in the Life of an Insomniac Admin

By ironrealms | September 27, 2016 |

Whenever summer comes around my sleeping habits become utterly atrocious. I work part-time during those months, waiting for the school year to begin and, with it, my job. The following diary is a result of this sleeplessness and having definitely too much time on my hands at times. Normally one would spread all of this…