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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!

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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).

Played by Ivy
3 years
Battle Modifier
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Minerva was born in February Y7 and identifies as a Female. Their height and weight are 4'0, 460lbs, resulting in a Goliath build. They are currently a Lioness in Prideless.

Minerva has currently made 39 IC posts
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Swathed in deep chocolate tones Minerva is a goliath in stature standing at 4 feet even and weighing 460 pounds; her frame is stocky yet curvaceous in comparison to most around her. There are lighter chocolate accent features upon her undersides as well as eye circle markings. This lighter shade of chocolate forms in dapples upon her rump and the base of her tail. Minerva uniquely carries a ebony half mane, a small tuft of fur along the ridge of her neck that tends to spike and lay in different directions. She possesses small darker beauty marks on the left side of her muzzle and dark ear tips as well and that perfect head of hers also carries a light chocolate hood marking. Her eyes are a soft plum purple in coloring.


Minerva is a protective soul. That, aside from her size, could very well be why she believes she was chosen by the Gods to bring others beneath her wing. It was known right from the start that she would have a strong sense of right and wrong, of where she was needed in order to help. And when she is needed she will become the rock that others need to rely on.

Even as a cub Minerva was always there to break up fights, give a word of encouragement to the younger cubs, block younger individuals from leaving the den unattended. She was a shepherd caring for a beloved flock. But there's a darker side to Minerva's 'care'. You're required to have it. If she decides that she must defend you, she will do so. She becomes almost obsessive, angry even, when her whims are not catered to. Having 460 pounds of sheer pushiness demanding that you listen can be...frightening.

Minerva has a hard time bringing herself 'down' from this frustration. She will become angrier and angrier, pouting or griping until she finally snaps, shouting at you or even starting a full blown argument about whatever she's been mad over. And when things have been blown out of proportion she will finally take a breath that she has been holding for days, then tearfully apologize to you for becoming so angry. She'll promise not to do it again, she'll tell you what a bad girl she is...but there's no guarantee that she will indeed learn from this mistake and not blow a fuse later if things don't go her way. The best thing to do would be to accept her apology, if only to calm her down. Other than that she is a very loving, loyal friend that one would be lucky to have. Even with her temper. Individuals have been known to go to Minerva when they're heartbroken or in some sort of turmoil just to vent, to let their anger out on a listening ear. She is great at listening, and when they're all done, she will talk to them until they feel better. And if they're not? She'll follow them around and check up on them until they do. She's, honestly, a very sweet lioness.

She has a strong sense of justice, and a very 'black or white' view. She likes to think of herself as a 'hero', as the big sister that others can go to. And that's what makes her frustrated by her temper tantrums all the more. How can she protect others when they grow scared of her? She knows this but...perhaps its easier to protect others and keep them safe if they just listen to her? Yes, Minerva can be a bit of a control freak, but, usually for the best intentions. Minerva is a fairly intelligent lioness with a very strong sense of direction. Perhaps it's a product of growing up in the maze of her childhood, but she rarely ever gets lost. She has a good mental compass and can lead you back from anywhere.


Minerva was born to a multi generational mother and father. She grew up with one brother and one sister, happy and healthy among loving pridemates in a time of plenty. And boy did they need it! The cubs grew like weeds, soon towering over any other children their age...and some older ones! Their breeding was evident in every facet of their looks. They were big cubs.

Minerva's personality was quick to emerge under the weight of a childhood bully. She and the other cubs were shoved around often by an older cub, a cub who should have known better than to harass someone so much younger. The boy was careful and smart, he made sure to do his bullying when the adults' backs were turned. Minerva grew angrier and angrier...but also bigger. The bullying didn't last long for Minerva herself. She was quick to match the other's size, and she began to defend the smaller cubs. It soon became clear that whether they wanted it or not, Minerva would be there around every corner to halt the bully in their tracks. It was like she had eyes in the back of her head. No matter where the offending cub went, Minerva was watching. Eventually the boy either gave up or moved on to be mentored by an adult. Either way he was done bullying and Minerva was regarded a hero among those her age. And it turned out that adults had been watching too. Minerva was promoted to an apprentice in her pride and paired with a strong male who taught her how to fight and most importantly defend. In time, Minerva moved on from her natal pride in hopes of having a fresh beginning on her own. And though her pridemates loved and missed her, she knew that she wanted to make a bigger and better impact elsewhere and so she let her heart and her dreams lead her.

winter y10: Minerva claims the mountains as her own, deeming the pride Nouvel.


+10 - Complete a thread with 10-50 posts long ( Black leather & Zipties ) +10 - Complete a thread 10-50 posts long ( Made of stone )
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+10 - Complete a thread with 10-50 posts long ( Black leather & Zipties )
+10 - Complete a thread 10-50 posts long ( Made of stone )
+2 - Win a fight by default ( Minerva vs. Arsynia )
+10 - Be a founding member of a pride ( Nouvel Queen )
+10 - Complete a thread with 10-50 posts ( Unwakeable )
+15 - Become a leader of a pride ( Nouvel )


-50 for contesting a pride claim ( unwakeable )

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