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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).

morningstar dynasty
12-08-2020, 11:56 PM - Word count: (This post was last modified: 12-24-2020, 01:57 PM by witch.)
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the morningstar history
The family dynasty was founded by Asmodeus Morningstar when he was only a year old. He found several women to claim as wives, and some who had no true aspirations to be wives - just mistresses. At a year and a half old, he made a pride of his own with his first wife - Azazel.

She had been having issues with the polyamory aspect of Asmodeus's life, despite knowing up front that he was not monogamous, but being made his Queen helped her deal with those issues. At least, until Dumah arrived from a neighboring kingdom, to be wed to Asmodeus to cement an alliance.

Dumah gained Asmodeus's favor quickly, with a beautiful earthen-toned coat with dark brown patches of merle, and a no-nonsense attitude. It drove Azazel mad to watch the pair fall deeper in love with each other, and finally the Queen snapped - with an attempt on Dumah's life that forced King Asmodeus to kill his first wife.

After that, Dumah rose as the new Queen Consort and head of the King's harem, and wound up bearing children of an allied King from another kingdom to cement the alliance. Asmodeus endorsed this, and three of the children went to other allies to join their courts as beloved members. Two of the children stayed with Dumah, in the Morningstar Court, with the expectation that one or both of them would eventually marry one of Asmodeus's children by one of his other wives.

Peace cannot last forever, though, and eventually natural disaster struck the Morningstar Kingdom. Asmodeus and his wives and concubines (several of which were pregnant at the time) were forced to flee their kingdom, and have since regrouped. Many lives were lost, but the core of the kingdom has managed to remain together and now find themselves in Aesseldar, looking to rebuild what they've lost.

the morningstar rules
I. No illegitimate offspring may ever ascend the throne. They become eligible to do so only if their parents become officially married. Only legitimate offspring are granted the title Prince or Princess, to distinguish them from illegitimate heirs. Any legitimate offspring of a legitimate heir may also lay claim to the throne, should they wish to do so.

II. For an individual to become a Consort, they must wed a legitimate royal (the King/Queen or a Prince/Princess) in a binding ceremony led by a Priest or Priestess. Simply agreeing to be mates will grant the spouse only the title of Concubine, and their offspring will never be able to rise higher than the rank of Archduke.

III. You do not murder, pillage, or steal from allies or your kin. Killing in self defense is one thing, but if you are found to have spilled the blood of an ally or a kinsman without just cause, you will be named traitor, your name will be stripped from you, and you will be summarily executed.

IV. If a Crown Prince or Crown Princess is named by the King/Queen, that decision must be obeyed until or unless the King/Queen changes their mind. Naming a specific heir is often a tactic used to try and avoid a civil war between siblings who may otherwise attempt to fight for control of the throne in the event of the King/Queen dying unexpectedly.

V. With regards to ruling, the sexes are considered equal and must be judged on actual merit. If a daughter proves herself a more worthy successor than a son, she will be the one named as the official heir to the throne.

VI. The King/Queen's offspring by illegitimate spouses are referred to as Archdukes or Archduchesses, and keep their rank even when a sibling ascends the throne. All Princes and Princesses keep their ranks no matter what, and pass the rank down to their legitimate offspring.

VII. Any offspring by a Royal Consort that is not by the King/Queen are granted the title of Duke or Duchess, making them still members of the nobility but unable to do much of anything. Offspring of Royal Concubines who are not by the King/Queen are given no special titles and remain as commoners.

VIII. Only legitimate offspring and their official spouses may carry the Morningstar name. Any offspring can become legitimized if their parents become officially married, assuming that one of the parents is already a legitimate royal.

IX. Bastards may not be used in alliance bargaining - only legitimate heirs may be married off to cement alliances. If one wishes to marry off a bastard heir, they must first legitimize them by making the bastard's parent an official spouse for a period of at least six (6) months.

family tree

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I am OPEN to name changes on the kids! I used an angel name generator for most of them <3

Royal Consorts;
Barachiel - [2y, 9m]
--- red fur, possibly smug about birthing the Crown Princess, might be angling to take Dumah's position from her; up to player!
Nephilim - [5y, 6m]
--- cool toned fur, one of Asmodeus's first after Azazel, good friends with Samyaza
Samyaza - [5y, 6m]
--- warm toned fur, one of Asmodeus's first after Azazel, good friends with Nephilim
Sarathiel - [2y]
--- cool toned fur, alliance marriage, probably a little uncertain of her place in the harem

Royal Concubines;
Azrael - [2y]
--- warm toned fur, sent over as an alliance chip, may be angling to become an official wife before bedding Asmodeus
Cassiel - [2y]
--- cool toned fur, sent over as an alliance chip, potentially ambitious
Raphael - [2y, 9m]
--- warm toned fur, as of yet no ambitions to become a Consort

Princes & Princesses;
Asmodeus Morningstar x Azazel Morningstar [Née Arraña]
i. Rahatiel [MALE] & Remiel [FEMALE] [9 months]
--- may be resentful toward Dumah about the death of their mother, or resentful towards Michael for being named Crown Princess; up to players! They could also be resentful of their mother's inability to deal with her jealousy, as her attempt to murder Dumah has put a stain on them. They are a litter of triplets (they do not have to have identical pelts/markings; they can just be structurally identical) and would likely be very close with each other!

Asmodeus Morningstar x Barachiel Morningstar [Née Bram]
i. Gabriel [6 months, FEMALE]
--- Michael's twin sister, probably supportive of her, but it's up to player!

Asmodeus Morningstar x Nephilim Morningstar [Née Ursa]
i. Ruhiel & Anaphiel [9 months, MALES]
--- may be resentful of Michael being named Crown Princess; up to players!

Asmodeus Morningstar x Samyaza Morningstar [Née Dumont]
i. Ithuriel & Ambriel [9 months, FEMALES]
--- may be resentful of Michael being named Crown Princess; up to players!

Archdukes & Archduchesses;
Asmodeus Morningstar x Raphael Orion
i. Kristiel [6 months, FEMALE]
--- may want her mom to become an official bride so she can be a princess/may yearn for higher status in the family; up to player!

Dukes & Duchesses;
Dumah Penobscot x Jasper Mor'du
i. Armoniel Mor'du [8 months]

You're also welcome to create a new character entirely, to fill in any of the ranks below <3 I'm definitely open for an arranged husband for Michael, or a husband for Ariael, or more wives/concubines for Asmodeus!

As a note, the Count(ess)/Viscount(ess) roles belong to the spouses of Archduke(chesse)s and Duke(chesse)s, respectively.

12-09-2020, 03:13 AM - Word count: (This post was last modified: 12-24-2020, 02:04 PM by witch.)
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morningstar ranks (and taken morningstars)
Asmodeus Morningstar | [3Y, Witch]

Queen Consort;
Dumah Morningstar | [3Y, Witch]

Royal Consorts;

Royal Concubines;

Crown Princess;
x Barachiel
----- Michael Morningstar | [6M, Witch]

Crown Consorts;

Crown Concubines;

Princes & Princesses;
x Azazel
----- Raziel Morningstar | [9M, Witch]

Prince & Princess Consorts;

Prince & Princess Concubines;

Archdukes & Archduchesses;

Counts & Countesses;

Dukes & Duchesses;
x Dumah
----- Ariael Mor'du | [8M, Witch]

Viscounts & Viscountesses;


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Dropping this hereto say I am super interested in Barachiel, I just need to, you know, do a lot of posts first XD

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Now that we have a free character slot I can do this properly! -eyes-

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((Not sure if this is too much white for you, if so I can totally use a different design!))


She's young compared to the other wives, but she doesn't let that get to her. In fact, she's got quite the big head to her considering she's the mother of the crown princess. She honestly doesn't think that Dumah deserves her place, and tries at all times to undermine the other woman, while also making herself look good. To this end, she's ambitious and conniving, always trying to advance her station. She doesn't make true friends often, preferring not to form connections with anyone other than her children and her husband. Unless, of course, they aren't interested in advancing their station and she doesn't see them as a threat. Then, perhaps she can use them to her advantage, or they can amuse her.

She's a bit naïve to how the rest of the world works, and looks down on those who live in ways that are different to theirs. She can't fathom why anyone would want to be monogamous or not want to live in a tight family unit, and she can get quite rude and agitated if questioned or if her way of life is spoken down about.

She loves cubs... but only her own. Her direct family she will dote upon like the most loving mother, her beloved crown princess slightly more than her brother, of course. Sure, she loves both her children, but if it comes down to it there's some favoritism there.