November Racing and Chests

An open treasure chest, treasures within

For the month of November, we’re double dipping in the rewards. Credit purchases from the website will come with special chests once more. For every 100 credits purchased, you will receive one chest. To sweeten the pot, you will also receive a chest at the first 25, 50, and 75 credit intervals, resulting in 4…

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The Haunting

a haunted house atop a mountain surrounded by lit jack-o-lanterns

Once again, Atropos, the Eldest of the Fates, has broken her shears! This means that the Haunting is upon us and when anything dies, there is a chance its ghost will not find its way to the Portal of Fate. If you find one of these poor lost souls, you can capture it if you…

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Anniversary Contest Results

A chicken army rallies for the revolution

There is never a better time to rally for the chicken revolution than the Festival of the Creatrix. And so, each of the chicken generals posed a challenge to the inhabitants of the Basin of Life to see how well they could cope under pressure in the hope of finding a few who could join…

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Crow’s Return and a Mysterious Trade

Crow of the Ravenwood artisanal by Ymbryne

On the 13th of Urlachmar, the loud cries and cawing of the Glomdoring Forest’s gathered crows echoed across the land, portending something imminent. Shooting across the Basin at great speed, Brother Crow returned to the Forest from his place at Lady Viravain’s side. The mysterious Elder Goddess had departed the Forest some time ago, and…

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Anniversary Present Exchange

A golden present tied with a golden ribbon.

In celebration of Lusternia’s anniversary week, you will be able to EXCHANGE PRESENTS! This will let you exchange 5 presents to form a glowing present. This glowing present has a 10% chance to be an Ultimate present, a 20% chance to be an Exceptional present or it will be a Superior present. It will -not-…

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The Festival of the Creatrix

An enormous red slipper floats in the sky.

The Festival of the Creatrix has now been declared open! You can find the lovely Agwesha and all of her wares upon the Path of Solitude, where she will remain as long as the Festival is open. You can path track there with a landmark – FESTIVALWARES. Buy decorations, toys, and even the rare doll…

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Lusternia’s Nineteenth Anniversary Events

Sky lanterns rise over Avechna's Peak at dusk

Lusternia has turned nineteen years old! And, as always, we’re holding a series of games, contests and more to celebrate this momentous milestone, with the in-character celebration of the Festival of the Creatrix. All contests bar the Great Hunt and Battlechess award 300 credits for 1st place, 150 credits for 2nd place and 50 credits…

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Hallifaxian Archives: Treason Case of 661 CE

Note to reader: The following is a compilation of entries from the legal notes of High Supreme Justice Lilliana Sunfar on the investigation and ultimate treason conviction over the course of 659 – 661 CE. Due to the historic and largely unprecedented nature of this crime in modern history, the Ministry of Justice, acting in…

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The Mystery of Summer Heat

A storm in the desert.

A storm rumbled over the Skarch Desert, gathering clouds looming ominously over the dunes. The sound of thunder barely disguised the sound of cackling laughter, the first hint that something was amiss. On a cold day, the 3rd of Urlachmar in the year 661 after the Coming of Estarra, Huskii Myeras of Serenwilde was the…

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Muhanlesh Menace terrorizes Grey Moors

A foggy path through the moors.

The power of the moon was waning on Avechary 7th, the year 660 CE, when an expedition headed by Feenol Leihm, Professor of Biological and Botanical Studies at the Gorlognal Academy, reached Muhanlesh Caverns. Accompanied by Research Assistant Phuslik Meshglog, the Professor sought to determine whether the old research facility still held any research notes…

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October Wheel Spins

Cart filled with pumpkins

For the month of October, we have Iron Coins available to purchase from the website! You can spin these coins at the Wheel of Tzaraziko found at the Cave of Chaos. Additionally, playing for at least an hour on a given day will allow use of a free spin – SPIN WHEEL FREE! Check out…

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July & August 2023 Artbard Results

Congratulations to our Artbard participants from July and August! If you’d like to join them for September, 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. July Bardic Contest Winner Your Eyes Were Green With Me by Xiran Runner-Up…

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The Discovery of Gaaglin Swamp and Gorlognal Academy

A crocodile swims through a swamp.

At the entrance to what the expedition soon learned was called Gaaglin Swamp, they found a pair of mugwumps – brother and sister – arguing vehemently. One was called Phelbin Gorlogg, and he was the chancellor of a mugwump place of learning called the Gorlognal Academy, which had unfortunately been sunk into the swamp recently…

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Prophecies, Dreams, and Earthquakes

Dark clouds cover the sky in the picture, only a tiny strip of bright sky visible.

It is said that prophecy only becomes clear in hindsight, and that for every sentence of foretelling, there are a dozen interpretations. And yet, the peoples of Basin of Life gathered prophecy nonetheless, as one organisation after another were alerted in dreams, intuition, and sensations that something strange was afoot, and that the world itself…

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Of Moss and Machinations

Mossy rocks over which flows a waterfall in multiple streams.

From a torn page covered in flecks of moss, written by Pachidrui Etloo. It all started with a seagull, a nuisance of a bird that I’d rather avoid in the future. Still, it alerted me and later others to the plight that plagued the Toronada Tidal Flats. It seems a new variation of moss had…

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September Extravaganza

A cornucopia sits upon an outdoor table, surrounded by flowers.

During the month of September, you will be able to choose from a veritable cornucopia: present rewards, discounted lessons, and curio packages! All throughout the month, for every 25 credits you purchase, 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…

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The Tale of Two Great Worms

Underwater, close to the surface.

Winter had released its grasp and spring had broken out in the early days of Kiani when sounds of a heated squabble echoed across the Basin. It would be Qistrel Strongleaf of the Serenwilde Commune who would first stumble upon Pachidrui Etloo, the herbalist newly settled there, being interrogated by none other than Ganine Natharian,…

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Of huskies, and abominations

Hukies in scarves sitting in the snow

In the deep darkness of an Avechary night, a blast of icy wind blew south across the Basin of Life, carrying upon it the howling of dogs and the sounds of battle. The baying of the hounds was enough to catch the attention of many and the search began, with adventurers heading off in all…

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Bored and Looking for Board

A great wave crashes down, two surfers attempt the wave.

One fine Dioni day, Pyrlios, the resident vagabond of the Toronada Tidal Flats declared that conditions were perfect for wave surfing! There was only one problem though. Pyrlios had no surfboard to ride the waves with! No less than nine brave adventurers quickly came to his aid, and in his joy, Pyrlios invited them to…

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Notes and Discussions from the Player Meeting

Hands coming in together in the middle

For those of you who have not been able to participate in the player meeting which took place on July 21st, there is a thorough summary on the forums, curated by Xiran. Please have a look and ask any follow up questions there. In addition, the discussion spawned a number of extra topics that we…

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