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The Festival of the Creatrix

For fifteen years, Lusternia has celebrated its Anniversary as simply the turning of the Cosmic Cycle. No longer! This annual event shall now be known as the Festival of the Creatrix - and in addition to all of the already scheduled events, you will find the following attractions this year: PARTY ITEMS! Upon Avechna's Peak, Apprentice Agwesha awaits you not far from the Portal of Fate. For the duration of the Festival, she will be selling a variety of wares, including:Decorations for the festive season!A few fun toys to demonstrate your celebration.Fireworks, because is it really a festival otherwise?Chocolate…that tastes ...
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The October 2019 Artisanal winner, by Esei

September 2019 Art-Bard Winners

Congratulations to our Bardic and Artisanal winners for September! If you'd like a chance to join them in November, 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 Lief's Forsaken, a Ballad Runner-Up Alaksanteri's Conceptual Sustainability Merit Portius's Leelos Sunfeather and the Gilded Sage & Xenthos's The Thornwatch and the Wyrdling Artisanal Contest Winner Esei's Conversation Under the Willow Runner-Up Kyalrhin's Toadie Gurashi Merit Xule's Mark of Xule
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Introducing Aonia

Hello, The story of Lusternia and the lore behind it is the most important aspect of it -- we cannot stress that enough. When Orael and I were selected, we understood we would need a way to preserve that. Lusternia has a huge wealth of lore that no single person can hold in their minds. For this reason, all of the writing projects our volunteers undertake have always been overseen to ensure that we produce a coherent vision for the gameworld. We could think of no better place to turn for this task than the volunteers themselves. Out of the ...
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A Roadmap for Lusternia

With all of the recent changes, we wanted to make sure to let people know what our main focus will be for the upcoming weeks. Here is out basic roadmap. Finalise Melder Rework We do not want to leave this project half-finished. There are obviously some tweaks that still need to be made. We have gathered a group of people who commonly use (and in some cases, fight against) the class in order to gather feedback and make adjustments as needed. Reporting System It was clear that the previous changes made to the report system didn't quite work. Based on ...
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Thanks, Goals, and the Future

I'd like to start off by thanking Estarra for 15 years of building this amazing world. I spent the majority of those as a player, and was entirely enraptured by the depth of the lore and the inspiring worldbuilding that has coalesced into Lusternia. Under Estarra's hand, we've had such amazing events unfold, and areas released come to fruition. You are, and will be, missed. That said, Lusternia is a breathing world which will continue to run. Orael and myself have been asked to take over as co-producers, and having done so, we intend to do the best we are ...
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Farewell, Lusternia

Without beating around the bush, I must tell you that I am leaving Lusternia. As I have pledged before that I would never abandon Lusternia, please know that this is not my choice and if there were any way I could stay in any capacity, I would. My great hope would be to return one day as a creative consultant to oversee lore and story, but alas for now I must drift into the Void. 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 ...
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Lusternia Fifteen Year Anniversary Events

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 p.m. PDT/10:00 pm GMTEvent: Hamster Hunt!Prizes:1st - 300 credits - Ayisdra2nd - 150 credits - Nao3rd - 50 credits - KyalrhinCatch hamsters as they run around throughout the land! The rarer the hamster, the more points you get!QuizDate: October 5, 2019Time: 11:00 a.m. PDT/6:00 p.m. ...
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September 2019 Art-Bard Winners

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 in the Contest Page.
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Mages & Druids Melder 2.0!

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 things go, at the same time, we don't want to rush into any changes on a whim. Thank you for all the help, from the mortal builders and volunteer admin that helped write the lines for the new melders, to those that hopped on and ...
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On Prices Paid

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, Nocht saw a key to both His cure and His revenge. He granted them an athame inscribed with strange runes and sigils and asked that they destroy the creature. The assault was swift and overwhelming - the Silent-Blessed dagger, wielded by Rancoura, sliced through the ...
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Mages and Druids Coming to a Town Near You!

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 see a whole new mechanic on how demesnes work with an eye to the combat strategy of each organization. We are currently testing mages and they will be released live later in the month. A lesson sale is available this month to those who wish ...
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A Shot in the Dark

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 reclaim the stolen item, but was struck a surprise blow from an arrow shot from Maylea's bow, Pathfinder. Yet it seems this was no ordinary arrow, as when the Glomdoring patron removed the offending shaft, He found not just gore and mangled flesh, but a ...
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The Raezoning Behind the Syzygy

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 solutions. Magnagora sought assistance from Croobuk zi'Prouep, where Veldrin and Kailanna attempted to question the lucidian who only saw them as an annoyance, until Hallifax's Ayisdra and Nelras showed up and filled in many blanks. Serenwilde sought Adushoc zi'Prouep and Toma for answers, and they ...
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Definitely Not Plagued

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 you shall scoot! Go right up and poke at it! Choco-late fiddle de do tucked in the pockets of Jitta Ko! Choco-late fiddle de dee all that he wants from you is money! Runes were put down, and a light essence crown to glow up ...
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Great Library Clarifications

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 PRESTIGECONTESTS. Most of these changes are clarifications of already existing rules. Particularly there is clarification of divine scholar considerations in critiquing scholarly books, including: Plagiarism. See HELP PLAGIARISM. Wrong category. If a clearly literary book is filed as scholarly, and vice versa. Note, there will ...
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