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1/1/2021 Staff
Happy 2021 to all! Big thank you for hanging out and being awesome for the first two-ish months of the site. It's been fun so far, looking forwards to a lot this year! If you haven't seen, after a delay, the last day of the advent can be claimed now (here). You have three choices for your last advent prize including a second chance at a creature pass. That's right we have creatures coming to Aesseldar now! Be sure to check the announcement for any rule clarifications if you're interested. Last big bit of news we do have our light layout "in the mist" ready to be used. There will still be tweaks and color changes coming in the next week or so by the fantastic dusk so don't be afraid if things look a little different.

12/15/2020 Staff
Congratulations to Zay for winning the pride raffle with Runar! Welcome our new pride, Adamo Autumna! Don't forget to keep posting in the advent to claim your awesome prizes, and within the next few days you'll see some additional posts cropping up in the ooc areas. We'd love some feedback on the site and will be adding an area for feedback and suggestions. We will also be adding a thread to post all your open threads. Another fantastic surprise is that Koafox (some of you may know her as Miranda from other sites) has said we are welcome to use their table switcher plugin. As soon as I get the files we will be integrating that into the site for everyone to enjoy!

12/7/2020 Staff
TWO news posts back to back my oh my stuff must be brewing! We wanted to let everyone know that the third pride slot has opened. Unlike the other slots we wanted to give everyone a chance to go for it as well, so we'll be raffling it! In order to enter the raffle please DM an admin or the Eoin account with your OOC and which character you'd like to enter the raffle with. The only requirement that has to be met is that the character must be 2 years of age or older (meaning that number of posts and feathers doesn't matter). So get your entries in, the more the merrier as we head into the new year! The other exciting news is that our neutral/lighter colored layout will be out by the end of the year, thanks to the lovely dusk!

12/5/2020 Staff
Thank you so much everyone for a fantastic first month opening. We wanted to thank you all and let you know that we've decided to extend the grand opening bonuses for one more week, so you can bring in your first three characters free through 12/11! In other news our first contests have started and we couldn't be more excited! You may participate in the following, if you haven't already partaken: Advent Calendar, Superlatives, Advertising Contest, OTMs, and the Writing Contests. We'll be releasing another update soon with some super fun surprises, but some of Eoin's events have drawn to an end and it appears some new boards may start popping up! Expect to see more of Eoin, as well as some adjustment to the event threads, for some of the future boards as well!

11/28/2020 Staff
As we bring another week to close we'd like to welcome everyone to participate in our first contest! The Advertising contest is up and provides some really great rewards, as well as participation rewards! Coming soon are the first set of OTMs and superlatives, a writing contest, a sneak peak at our more refined skills system, and a few other small updates. Happy weekend everyone!

11/19/2020 Staff
Thank you everyone for having joined us so far for our site opening and help us grow our community. We have had so many wonderful suggestions, and while we are processing some things and working on the skills, we wanted to let you all know that the OTMs and superlatives are coming! Keep an eye out soon for those. Also it appears that Eoin has been wandering around Aesseldar and may be up to no good... best get checking on his apperances for some good old fashion fun, and maybe even a sweet surprise!

11/4/2020 Staff
Welcome everyone to the grand opening of Aesseldar! We are excited to open our doors and build a community with all of you. As we being our journey together we would love you all to read through the grand opening thread, and remember that while we're transitioning into the start of this, we still have a few fantastic surprises coming. Our skill system is underway and we hope to have that out by the end of November, we would also love to have you all in the Discord with us and welcome any and all suggestions and feedback to help us improve the site! We have a number of things still to come, including a lighter colored layout, accessories in the shop, and would love to remind everyone that the top right series of three vertical dashes will open up the sidebar. In order to reference what IC month it is you will find the calendar link in the sidebar. Happy posting!

in character
12/15/2020 Eoin
With three new terrains open and a third pride staking a claim once more, our mischievous deity Eoin appears to be up to no good again. The quake that cracked open the mountain and closed it once more was felt around the lands, and three new terrains popped open. Tryphosa Shore now has an Atoll sub-board, and there is a Desert and a Rift board. Several more will be coming... but first Eoin will make an impression.

11/17/2020 Eoin
The rainforest trembles, as if fighting back against those who dare to occupy it. The lands of Aesseldar are still only half-tamed, unfettered and unwilling to give way to any aspiring King, any growing empire. And just as quick as King Barnabas came to lay claim to it did it begin to push back, forcing his fledgling pride out with an unforgiving downpour, and a bitter resentment of the creatures that dwell within. With one pride felled, it leaves the opportunity for another to rise from the ashes.

11/4/2020 Eoin
It happened on a hot, humid night. No one there to witness it. Somewhere, surely, it could be heard. The start of a crack. The sound vibrating from mountain top to valley dips. It was a long and dreadful noise. Somewhere in the mountains, somehow, one of the peaks had collapsed. An impassible tower of sharpened points- gone. Snow, with the hidden rocks from the destruction, slid down the slopes that were formed by ages. A wave of white forced outward to cover all below. At first it is still much too dangerous to traverse. But with time the new ground settles and with it comes- a pass. On the other side awaits a land untouched by the curious paws. The lands of Aesseldar have been revealved and somewhere down below three pridelands sit empty, awaiting for eager travelers to start staking their claims. Please refer to the grand opening announcement for information on how to claim a pride slot and fully customize it, since there are some grand opening bonuses or exceptions that are not referenced in the guidebook! We would also love to let everyone know that any official in-character news that gets posted in this "in-character" section of the layout is going to be considered common knowledge for any character in-game. Consider it like an in-character bulletin board! We will keep it updated with relevant and applicable information and hope it helps inspire your plots.

Spring Y11
With spring the clouds begin to disperse and the warmer weather begins and new life blooms. With new lands having been discovered there is a plethora of places for the lions to explore and yet somehow that mischievous site deity never seems to stop bringing the surprises, some of which include occasional inclement weathers. Temps varying between 45°-80°F (7°-27°C).

Break Away
01-12-2021, 04:59 PM - Word count:
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Prince of Ignis Empire
Played by Cat

Ah, an island. Or something of the sort. It reminded him more so of a beach with a few trees, in the ocean. Was that an isle? He dismissed the fruitless thoughts from his mind just as paws shifted from the shallow waters of the path that had allowed him to cross from the mainland. He had mostly ignored the fascinating coral reefs that surrounded the isle and made up the majority of its solidity. Aquatic ocean life was around him at all angles.

Yet it was the noise and smell of bird that had brought him over. The small black and white beasts that scattered the beachside. The small African penguins would make a delicious snack, and a meal for many if he managed a good quantity of them. The brute crouched behind the thick brush nearest the beach line. His body was low as he coiled on his hind limbs. He gave little thought before he burst forward and attempted to swoop a squeaking critter into his grasp.

And failed.

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lets say, the dice gods hate him hunting.

01-13-2021, 02:55 AM - Word count:
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Rex of Ignis Empire
Played by Fess

To amuse himself Hunter was also tracking down prey. But of a very different sort indeed. He had entertained himself by following a lion's tracks, then worked to creep in closer, and closer once the distance shrank. However the wind had brought him the scent of the lake. Now recognizing the smell and noting the distant lion's marks as …farmilar....Hunter discarded his original hunting plans and settled on watching instead.

Was the other going to hunt the birds? Those little swimming birds? Amusement creeping onto his lips Hunter slipped into a stalking stance once more...this time silently slipping into position a little distance off and opposite of his fellow lion. And once the birds were startled and fleeing he cut off their path, Pouncing and easily pinning a couple beneath long clawed forepaws.

One of the pair was likely mortally wounded, but he was careful to leave the other alive for the moment, only pressing it into the sand enough to pin it.
"For such clumsy little things, they can move surprisingly fast even before the water." he addressed the male with a gleam in his eyes and a faint amused if vaguely understanding smile on dark lips.


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01-19-2021, 06:02 PM - Word count:
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Prince of Ignis Empire
Played by Cat

He cursed beneath his breath as his paws found nothing more than air to swipe. The black and white creatures had just managed to miss his pounce, yet his failure had only created a pristine opportunity for someone else's success. Head jerked to the side s his eyes found the brute that had emerged to take down one and to leave another wounded. Had it been a feline of the female gender, perhaps he would have even smiled.

Instead, his lines pursed together and his eyes narrowed for a moment. A deep inhale would pull the male's scent, the blood, and the undeniable stench of his mother's aroma. It caused his muzzle to visibly wrinkle as he tested and parted through what he found, even as the tension slid away from the features of his facade. "I suppose this is a job best suited for two." He mentioned as he straightened his posture back to a full stand.

The noise of the birds had only moved down the beach, but still in range.

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01-23-2021, 04:55 AM - Word count:
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Rex of Ignis Empire
Played by Fess

There is a spark in Hunter's gaze, a certain sort of glimmer that fails to dull even when treated to the less than enthused expression from the other male upon seeing him and what he had caught. He is unphazed, perched on the edge of the softest of chuckles for a moment before the silken sound slides out almost whisper soft.

Although the other continued to look very unamused it did seem that tension left his frame, so an escalation from displeasure to violence was unlikely. "Indeed. Slippery little shits. And paranoid." he agreed before lifting his one forepaw and swiftly swatting the still living one at his present companion. If he could catch it before it ran, they would both have one. It was only fair, the other male had provided a proper distraction - even if he had not known he was doing so.


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