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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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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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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Love’s In The Air This Month!

For the month of February, love is in the air. You can purchase heart arrows directly on the website. SHOOT will stick the arrow in your mark - hopefully opening that person up to some needed love! Whoever shoots the most targets before the next weave will receive 25 bound credits, and whoever is shot the most before the next weave will likewise receive 25 bound credits. All ties will split these daily rewards. If you shoot or are shot by an arrow, you will receive a special honour! Also, after the new weave, if you shot one arrow or ...
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Ascension 2020

The adventurers of the Basin of Life have averted the need for an Ascension! But it's January…so what does this mean for Lusternia? Don't worry - we're not changing Lusternia fundamentally. Lusternia is the Age of Ascension, and always shall be. For Lusternia as a whole and for many of you as individuals, Ascension is a hugely important competition - so there will be an Ascension in 2020! But for a myriad of reasons, we're trying something different this year: we're holding it in the summer. We wanted to let you know out of respect to the effort you all ...
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The Vernal Paradox and the Seal of Time

There's a time and a place for everything. That is how your saying goes, is it not? Time is the thing that runs away from you, that flies, that can be saved and spent and lost. Time is fortune: the right place at the right time - or misfortune: the wrong place at the wrong time. It can be high time, a Nil of a time, a question of time or borrowed time. Time runs in a line, but this line bends and frays, runs concurrent to itself. In one line time is hard and in one line time is ...
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December 2019 Art-Bard Winners

Congratulations to our Bardic and Artisanal winners for December! 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 Lisuette's The Monstrous Tale of Califa y'Bolgari Runner-Up Lief's Maiden Wilde Merit Kyalrhin's Reference book for Guild Beasts, Rancoura's Opening Ceremony Glomdoring's Solstice Festival; 548 CE and Xenthos's The Wyrd Rises Artisanal Contest Winner Esei's Night Awakening Runner-Up Gurashi's An Unexpected Visitor
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Year In Review: 2019

As 2019 comes to a close and we look to a new year, it is customary to glance back and reminisce upon what has happened in the last. This has been an eventful year, and there's much to look forward to in the next. One of the biggest changes in 2019, and the one that we should bring up first, is that Estarra is no longer leading Lusternia's development. Estarra brought this game up from nothing and ran it for fifteen years, and it would not be what it is today - or anything really! - without her. The three ...
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Trader Bob’s Forgotten Vaults

Trader Bob has unveiled his forgotten vaults of treasures he has unearthed over the years to the Basin! The lost treasures contained within are now available for the bearers of his golden keys, available for purchase on the website! Contents of the vault include, but are not limited to: wondercrystals, caches of credits, and artifacts (including those seen only in auctions!). You can find the vaults within his shop at the foot of Mount Avechna. As well, anybody who completes their daily credits for the day will receive a key piece. Four key pieces may be transformed at the vault ...
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A Questing Countdown to Solstice!

With Solstice in full swing, each city and commune has a small quest which will award a special Solstice gift upon completion. These quests can be done by anyone from newbie to demigod. Note that you can only gain your own commune or city's gift! In New Celest, Helstren, the Harbourmaster seeks kittens in mittens.In Magnagora, Jinlu Ilithyia seeks rats in hats.In Serenwilde, Caedir Aormeah seeks fae on a sleigh.In Glomdoring, Dominique Nightshade seeks beasts of the feast.In Hallifax, Ansun Fairquillion seeks reindeer of the spheres.In Gaudiguch, Beloch Baruwski seeks goons with spittoons. These quests will remain open and available ...
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An Eye For An Eye

To the rest of the Basin, it was a day as calm as any other. In the Serenwilde Forest, however, the Bloom of Serenity's careful plans were about to reach completion. One of Maylea's followers was tasked with infiltrating Nocht, the Silent's temple in search of a precious artifact - the Eye of Dynara. Using the magics within a stolen shroud belonging to one of the Silent's own, the Maylean was able to cross over the planes and directly into one of the deepest parts of His temple, bringing along a single other companion. Guided from afar by Maylea, the ...
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Solstice Artifacts 2019!

This year's coal and peppermint artifacts have now been announced! Build yourself a set of peppermint mittens or a coal scarf, granting you the following abilities: Peppermint Mittens:1) HOLDHANDS - Hold hands with another person, offering them the calming warmth of your mittens and randomly curing a few afflictions upon their person and healing them slightly. Cost: 4p.2) TOBOGGAN - Summon an icy sled to send you off in a direction of your choice, barreling through anybody in your way as you ride uncontrolled toward the nearest dead end. Cost: 2p.3) POMPOM - Pull a pompom from your mittens and ...
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November 2019 Art-Bard Winners

Congratulations to our Bardic and Artisanal winners for November! If you’d like a chance to join them for December, make sure you get your submission in by the end of this month. HELP ARTBARD in-game will tell you all you need to know. You can view and read all of the winning content here: https://www.lusternia.com/contests/ Bardic Contest Winner Portius's On the Necessity of Extraplanar Colonization Runner-Up Farvu's The Song of the Seagull Merit Ayisdra's Chajomi and the Murder in the Library and Kethaera's Setta and the Search for Enlightenment Artisanal Contest Winner Gurashi's Broke the Dawn Runner-Up Esei’s Death Merit ...
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December 2019 Newsletter

You can subscribe to our newsletter using the form on our website! Solstice Cheer in December Ho, ho, ho, and a Merry Solstice to you all! It’s coming up to that time where Lusternia becomes just a little bit more magical, a little bit more cheery, a little bit…Solsticey. The December Solstice promotion is underway, and the halls have begun to be decked with many a stocking. But that’s not all that we have to offer this month! In the second week of December, keep an eye out for the appearance of the Solstice Gnomes and Ironbeard, who will be appearing about the place ...
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Solstice Events in December!

Ho, ho, ho, and a Merry Solstice to you all! It's coming up to that time where Lusternia becomes just a little bit more magical, a little bit more cheery, a little bit...Solsticey. The December Solstice promotion is underway, and the halls have begun to be decked with many a stocking. But that's not all that we have to offer this month! In the second week of December, keep an eye out for the appearance of the Solstice Gnomes and Ironbeard, who will be appearing about the place with presents and cheer for the festive season! Over the weekend of ...
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