April 2 2020

The Founding of the L.L.L.P.A.C.

On the 6th of Roarkian, Year 556, voices and laughter echoed from the Northern Mountains, hinting at a joyful reunion. Ayisdra Ysav'rai arrived first to investigate the area. Tridemon Regalis, Kalas Vexacion, Esei, Adrien Shee-Slaugh, Xenthos An'Ryshe, Gurashi An'Ryshe, Kalas Ixion and Tortuga Damascene then also made their way through the mountains to join them. Shufi Sunfar was embracing her sister, Nada Sunfar, who had forwarded news of her return as well as an invitation to join her after a long journey of exploration around the Basin of Life. While Shufi was addressing reproachful words and looks at Nada for ...
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April 1 2020

This April, Ride Forth!

For the month of April, when you purchase credits on the website, you'll also receive one wonder crystal for every 50 credits purchased! That means if you purchase 1000 credits, you'll receive 20 crystals!. Type SHOWREWARDS to see your status. As part of this promotion, we're releasing a new wonderitem - the Saddle of Wonder. This Saddle will help improve various things with your beast! Check out HELP WONDERSADDLE for the details! And because you loved it so much, we're keeping Critical Thursdays throughout April! Enjoy!
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March 30 2020

Meanwhile, in Hallifax…

Though the citizens of Hallifax were perplexed at the dragons' method of communication - a giant stone obelisk dropped just a few metres from the Matrix - they nonetheless resolved to be cautious but polite in their dealings with them. Sadly, cautiousness and politeness is only so effective in the face of a powerful being who appears to be utterly insane. Appearing in dracnari form as her sister emissary had done in Gaudiguch, the dragon - later described as akin to a teenager or unruly child - struggled to form complete sentences amidst clawing her own colourless scales. She, too, ...
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March 30 2020

Where were you, when the meteors fell?

In Gaudiguch, it is certainly a question that many will be able to answer with ease: the months of Tzarin and Klangiary burned into their heads as harshly as their fair city was burned. Yet it was not a cosmic act of misfortune set upon them by the stars, but the wrath of a spurned dragon emissary. Having arrived well, the meeting appeared to be well underway as the citizens of Gaudiguch welcomed the volume-challenged dragon, who donned the star shape of a dracnari for their comfort. Yet, things did not appear to go well as a strange hunger ripped ...
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March 22 2020

Song of the Sculptor

The dwarf bard Dathruk Stonehilt set up camp in Avechna's Teeth one fine day in Kiani, where he called out for assistance from the Basin of Life. It was Noira d'Vanecu of Magnagora and Esei of Glomdoring who first responded, followed soon by Xenthos An'Ryshe. The trio and their companions discovered the dwarf's plight: a statue he was tending to had fallen into disrepair, dedicated to a Goddess of the Fourth Circle known as the Carver of Mountains. The Stonehilts had overseen the sculpture's mountain shrine for generations. However, recent rock slides had left the Goddess's statue in an unfinished ...
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March 19 2020

Demigod Powers Rework Is Live!

Part one of the Endgame rework is now released! This part focuses on a revamp of the Demipowers and how they work. I'll highlight a few of the changes here but check out POWERS and POWERS LIST and POWERS INFO to get specific information on powers. The first change is that that all RP powers that enhance roleplaying and have no mechanical advantages have been made zero weight, meaning you can have look how you want and shout how you want without sacrificing any mechanical advantages. This includes things like CustomShout and ChoiceLook. The other big change is that the ...
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March 18 2020

A Message from the Lusternia Team

We'd like to talk about the current global fears surrounding the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic. It may seem strange for an online game to be addressing this situation. But Lusternia's players and administrators come from all around the world - including many countries that have been, and continue to be, heavily affected by the spread of the pandemic. People are rightly concerned by the spread of the virus, and an increasing number are being required to self-quarantine - whether that's due to cases local to you, because of increased threat to vulnerable people, or for other reasons entirely. Self-quarantine is a vital ...
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March 8 2020

February 2020 Art-Bard Winners

Congratulations to our Artisanal and Bardic winners for February! If you would like to join them in March, make sure to upload your submissions by the end of the month. Full instructions for doing so can be found in HELP ARTBARD. Bardic Contest Winner Coraline's The Princess and the Dragon Runner-Up Octavia's The Hundred Year War Merit Ayisdra's A Study on the Effects of Essence and Kyalrhin's A Reference Book for the Husbandry of Planar Beasts Artisanal Contest Winner Gurashi's A Very Happy Birthday Maybe Runner-Up Esei's Beauty is Inevitable Merit Ethna's The Master Ravenwood
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March 4 2020

A Tale of Fantastical Dreams

Listen now, O Basin of Life, and hear an epic to be retold through the ages! Sung of by the bards! Obsessed over by scholars! Pondered by the great thinkers of our time! And all as told by this humble, dashing, ageless, most insightful vessel of truth with eyes that shine like the azure seas of… Oh yes, but back to our tale. Our story begins within the Great Forests of the Basin, both as beautiful as they are savage, with warriors that will crush all unfortunate intruders to dust in offering to their Great and Wild Spirits. It is ...
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March 1 2020

Crowning the Leprechaun Heir!

Once more, the anniversary of the death of Old Cashel Connlaodh, King of the Leprechauns has arrived! The leprechaun population have held their traditional gathering to celebrate his reign. However, as the green ale flowed, old arguments rose about who should lead the leprechauns. This finally resulted in overthrowing of King Gilligan Connlaodh, calling for a new contest to see which of Old Cashel's children should rule the leprechauns. Thus, Seamus Connlaodh and Eileen Connlaodh have returned to try to wrest the crown from their brother Gilligan. You can help the leprechauns to choose their new leaders by helping either ...
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March 1 2020

March is the Month of Learning!

The month of March is the month of change and learning! Free classflexing throughout the month will enable to you to try new classes or skillsets while adventuring within the Basin! For those of you just getting into Lusternia, or even those of you ready to try something new, you can purchase lessons at discounted rates. Also, you can select artifact packages designed to help you get a head start in your new class. Select from the Bard, Mage/Druid, Guardian/Wiccan or Monk/Warrior packages for some specific class rune needs or check out the Vitals packages for utility and survivablity boosts! ...
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February 27 2020

Farewell Ianir!

Hello everybody, I am stepping down as producer of Lusternia as of midnight March 1st. Instead of waxing poetic on this point, I'm going to keep things succinct. I will still be around in the background assisting with code, issues, and other aspects of the game, but I will no longer be acting as the main point of support for the game. In my place, Aonia will be stepping up as the Producer of Lusternia. I will let her say what she wants regarding that instead of putting words in her mouth. This appointment was at my recommendation, and given ...
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February 15 2020

Valentine’s Day Celebrations!

We are, in honour of Valentine's Day, making some additions to this month's promotion. First, we've created nineteen new artifact skins, all valentine's day themed, and given them a place in the aethershop. For the next week, buying these artifacts with these skins will confer a 30% discount off their normal price. Use ASHOP LIST to see them listed at the top! Second, we've added a bonus gift for shooting arrows. For every 25 times you shoot someone and you are shot, you'll receive 50 bonus credits. If you manage to shoot someone or are shot 250 times, you'll receive ...
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February 10 2020

January 2020 Art-Bard Winners

Congratulations to our Bardic and Artisanal winners for January! If you'd like a chance to join them for this round, make sure you get your submission in by the end of this month. HELP ARTBARD will tell you all you need to know. Bardic Contest Winner Toshiko's Fluidity of Self Runner-Up Lief's Love Poems, Volume III and Naralis's The Unwinnable Fight Merit Kistan's The Dashing Dashro Artisanal Contest Winner Gurashi's Your Mess is Mine Runner-Up Kharan's Lief and Savit Merit Esei's Holly and Hemlock, Kyalrhin's Aquamancer with (vegan) Dragon Turtle Companion, and Nao's Snow Valley
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February 6 2020

New Membership Options for Lusternia!

Lusternia is now offering three new membership options for your enjoyment. Players may purchase 3, 6, and 12 month memberships. The primary benefit of these new membership options is that your characters will receive all rewards up front. The rewards which are instantly advanced are the XP bonus, wondercrystals, and membership credits. Daily lessons are unchanged. For example, if you purchase the 6 month membership you will immediately move to the 25% xp bonus, receive 6 wondercrystals, and have 675 membership credits applied to your account (100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125 credits). If your account already had a membership ...
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