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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).

11-21-2020, 04:18 PM - Word count:
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Lioness of Prideless
Played by dusk

Their deadlock was suddenly interrupted by her opponent's swift decision to derail and move backward, but the subsequent shredding of her claws down Arsynia's nape and across her shoulder seared and scored the flesh, and though her ear felt near-instant relief at Minerva's slack, the additional pair of claws found right at her chest, if not slightly displaced to the left, causing deep and gaping wounds. The differences in their ages and sizes certainly began to take a toll, and Arsynia soon realized that this fight would be desperate and arduous - whereas Arsynia grasped for power, it seemed this woman was defending it, and the desperation in her eyes might have lended to her goliath strength. Yet, the Wolf would not give up so easily; she would make Minerva earn it. As Minerva's left paw reached outward and sliced her chest, Arsynia utilized the free space her opponent placed between them, and aimed to angle her head to the left and surge downward so she could attempt to grab her jaws around Minerva's foreleg, closer toward the lioness' wrist where it would be easiest to grab and hold in their position.

Arsynia vs Minerva
for pride claim
iii of v
53/100 HP
Art by soar

11-21-2020, 04:44 PM - Word count:
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Lioness of Prideless
Played by Ivy

Minerva worked to pry herself away from Arsynia's grasp, the stinging upon her jawline now boiling to a roaring pain as the flesh was peeled back, leaving a gaping wound in it's wake. She could feel the blood dripping sloppily from her face, the air cruel to the wound as it stung it even more. Her claws managed to find purchase upon the woman's chest as she dug in, raking them deep and attempting to hook the skin there. But this was not without consequence as Arsynia managed to grasp her right wrist within her maw. With a painful snarl Minerva lifted her left front paw upward as she attempted to swat at Arsynia's face. If anything she wanted to encourage her to release her, however if it didn't work she would just dig her claws in deeper. They were at an impasse and Minerva could feel her energy draining the closer the fight came to it's finish.

Minerva vs Arsynia
for claim
round four of five
health - 85%



11-23-2020, 03:39 AM - Word count:
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Deity of Deity
Played by Staff

At first it was just an eerie rattle that sent small rocks down the mountainsides from above. The loose gravel streamed down the sides of the mountain by the will of the very earth itself, the ground beneath the lions began to vibrate. Pulsing tremors worked their way down the sides until with a violent heave the earth tore open. The split began from one of the high spires and ripped through the gathering of lions. The very fight itself at the center of it, and as the earth pulled away to reveal a crevice that was three feet wide. A distinct sound arose when this happened, like a low roar that came from none of the lions present, and with nothing to spare her nor stop her descent, Arsynia's body disappeared into the abyss as the crack opened beneath her feet. Though it seemed that she was pulled rather than a simple slip. For those wandering the catacombs may now see a new path of light that breaks through to one of the isolated and undiscovered tunnels as she slips down. As soon as the lioness disappeared beneath the mountain there was a thunderous clap and the earth sealed where it had once been opened, leaving no evidence that a quake had come through if not for those that had witnessed it.

The fight for the pride has defaulted in Minerva's favor, she is now Queen of Nouvel! Arsynia has been struck down by Eoin and is lost in the catacombs.

11-23-2020, 04:51 AM - Word count:
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Lioness of Prideless
Played by violetta

meet me in the pale moonlight
what the fuck. helayne nearly screamed, eyes moon-wide and a gasp caught and strangled in her throat.

it was as if the world itself seemed to shake. a crack split the earth beneath one of the woman's paws and sucked her into the abyss below. it then closed with the challenger still inside. for all she knew, the woman was crushed to death. killed by aesseldar itself.

it was unfathomable, fantastical, but it happened in front of her. she saw it. everybody in the vicinity saw it. what had helayne gotten herself into? what kind of world was this?

she backed up, turned tail, and carelessly crashed through the foliage. the lioness didn't care to cover up her steps or hide her hasty retreat, she needed to get out.

@ | words | panicked exit.

Photo by Hunter So on Unsplash

11-23-2020, 02:47 PM - Word count: (This post was last modified: 11-25-2020, 06:40 PM by Minerva.)
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Lioness of Prideless
Played by Ivy

One moment Minerva finds herself entangled with her opponent, feeling the immense pressure of succeeding and knowing that in only a few moments one would be crowned the victor. And then in the next instance there is a great trembling beneath her paws, enough so to cause her to pause in all of her movements out of sheer confusion. What was happening? And then a crack erupts beneath them causing the ground to quake and separate. Suddenly Arsynia slips from Minerva's grasp like butter through her claws and desperately the maned woman finds herself reaching after her, "No!" She cries out, trying to grab the woman but she plummets downward and just as immediately as the ground opens up it closes once more. Minerva stumbled backwards then, eyes wide and unnerved. She glances down at her front claws, she was right there. Turning her plum gaze to those that have gathered to watch she hopes, sincerely hopes that they had all witnessed what had just happened here. That she wasn't losing her mind. "This.. this is my home now. Those who wish to stay may but I .. I must find her. She fell down, and I could not save her. But I will find her." She spoke to them then, rising from her collapsed position to stand at her full height. What had happened here was ... unheard of. And admittedly though Minerva was unhinged she would make it her mission to locate Arsynia.


@Arsynia @Erenvel @Helayne @Tintalle @Wokabi


12-01-2020, 03:56 AM - Word count:
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Lioness of Prideless
Played by Naboo

While watching the fight what was about to unfold was the furthest of possibilities in her mind. The earth began to rumble and crack underneath their feet and while it was shaking violently she felt the rocks clatter at her toes. Her breath drew into her jaws and the moment that Arsynia was sucked into the earth she felt a growl rip from her jaws and her voice carried darkly, almost desperately through the area. "ARSYNIA!" The scream ended with blood curdling fear and rage combining into one. Her claws latched into the earth and the breath left her jaws suddenly as her eyes widened. Drawing in a deep breath she clutched the ground underneath and expanded her chest, a low growl once more thundering through her chest as though she could not process what she had seen, that the earth had opened and just stolen her from them.

Then there were no more words, nothing else that could be said. The beating of her heart grew until it became an unbearable ache in her chest, all in a mixture of volatility she plunged forward after Minerva. Was it this witches fault? She would see to that after, but first she would have to find Arsynia - find her sister. Whomever had done this would pay, if it was the last thing she did with her living breath.

art by ki-re, code by naboo