Lore & Wiki Updates

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  1. HydraLana

    HydraLana The Very Gay Walking Talking Lore Encyclopedia Staff Member Lore3

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    Culture Updates!
    Reasons:
    • Because updating old content to make it up to date!
    Effects:
    • Minimal to no effect on RP in the case of most of this content, only the adding of details previously missing
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    Player Effects:
    • Minimal, but if you have a character of any of these Cultures, take a look and read through the updates and added content! (Specifically looking at Anglian and Ithanian RPers)
     
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    HydraLana The Very Gay Walking Talking Lore Encyclopedia Staff Member Lore3

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    Orc-Adjacent Lore Article Updates/Releases!
    Reasons:

    • Because the new Orc lore was just so swell, we decided to update or write a number of pages adjacent or immediately around it!
    Effects:
    • Minimal to no effect on RP in the case of most of this content, as most are new pages or might as well be new given how much new stuff was added in the aftermath of the Orc Update.
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    Player Effects:
    • Minimal, as these are mostly Orc-adjacent lore articles, but I would HEAVILY recommend any and all Orc RPers take a look at this lore and see if anything could get added to your aesthetics, background, etc.
    • This is not everything that we are going to be updating, Blacksteel being the most significant piece of adjacent lore that we will be getting to soon. The above list represents the content currently released.
     
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  3. HydraLana

    HydraLana The Very Gay Walking Talking Lore Encyclopedia Staff Member Lore3

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    New History, Consumables and Cultures!
    Reasons:

    • Because my fingers needed to hurt more!
    • The server was trailing back in updating a few of the recent historical events in Aloria, and in one case, one older event.
    • Because MonMarty posted a new Culture map and I had to work fast to avoid what happened last year.
    • Because someone likes to make people drool for food
    Effects:
    • A lot of impact to existing Byala RPers, as well as noble families in The Southern Dukelands.
    Source links:
    History Articles
    Culture Articles
    Consumable Articles

    Player Effects:
    • If you are a current Byalan RPer or a noble in The Southern Dukelands, take a look at the Culture lore
    • If you are a serious chef character, take a look at the food lore
    • If you are a new or newish player, take a look at the history lore
    Sidenote: More History articles are on the way...
     
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  4. FireFan96

    FireFan96 Chancellor, Elector, Grand Duke Staff Member Lore2
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    Dread War Page
    Reasons:

    • The war has concluded, so the page was able to be released.
    Effects:
    • Minimal, besides players now having an easy reference on what happened throughout 2019 in regards to the military.
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    Player Effects:
    • Minimal, though consider reading the page to see exactly what was going on in the final chapter of the Long Elven War.
    More History to come! So much history...
     
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  5. LumosJared

    LumosJared The Protagonist Staff Member Lore3

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    Five Pages
    Turall, Tenpenny, Blacksteel, Rangers, and Jared Kade.
    Reasons:

    • Two of the Schools (Turall and Tenpenny) were in need of updates, and Rangers needed a total rewrite and redesign. Blacksteel needed some editing after the Orc Update, and the Jared Kade page is one of the first approved wiki submission posts, which if you as a player wish to submit lore, can do so here. https://forums.massivecraft.com/forms/wiki-submission.49/respond/
    • Of note, Blacksteel has had a slight power buff, and "Folded Blacksteel" is a new variant meant to distinguish noble/very rare Blacksteel pieces from the more common usage of the metal.
    Effects:
    • If you play a Tenpenny, Turall, or Ranger trained character, or if your character owns Blacksteel, take note.
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    Player Effects:
    • Minimal, though consider which pages impact your character and adjust accordingly, especially played Rangers ( @Natannine and @Anarchizm ).
     
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  6. FireFan96

    FireFan96 Chancellor, Elector, Grand Duke Staff Member Lore2
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    Regalian Military Page Update
    Reasons:

    • The previous page was heavily outdated in some areas and needed to be updated to modern standards.
    Effects:
    • Fairly minimal, as this was mostly a quality of life update. Though the command structure has drastically changed from what was on the Regalian Navy page.
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    Player Effects:
    • Minimal, though Military RPers and those who interact with the Regalian Military should take a look at the page and see if they need to make changes.
    More History to come! So much history...
     
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  7. HydraLana

    HydraLana The Very Gay Walking Talking Lore Encyclopedia Staff Member Lore3

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    New Lore Aplenty!
    Reasons:

    • Because updates and improvements, as well as some more content being wrapped up!
    Effects:
    • Very little to no effect for the update on Ériunin Culture, the updates were mostly done to help clarify the lore and expand on several small areas after suggestions from a member of the playerbase
    • The Materials are now finished! In a similar vein to the Flora and Mundane Fauna pages being completed, Materials is an equally old section that after years, is now complete! Woooo!!!!
    Source links:
    The End of the Materials!
    Culture Articles

    Player Effects:
    • If you are a current Ériunin RPer (@DolittleGuy) then you should look up the edits and adjustments that were made
    There are also a variety of new updates and pieces of lore of lesser note! For example, we have several up to date, and even one new, form of Recreation! So go give them a read!
     
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  8. FireFan96

    FireFan96 Chancellor, Elector, Grand Duke Staff Member Lore2
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    Knowledge Proficiency Category/Languages Hotfixes

    Reasons:
    • Linguistics knowledge had a large investment vs outcome when compared to other proficiencies.
    • Society knowledge fell under the same concept, requiring 4 points when compared to 3 in Historical
    Effects:
    • Society Knolwedge has had its pack investment lowered to 3 points per pack
    • Linguistic Knowledge has had its tiers reduced to 3 as well
    • Sereph Dialect has been added to the Mythic Pack in Languages
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    Player Effects:
    • Players with Society and Linguistics Knowledge may have a few more points they can invest into other Proficiencies.
     
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  9. Birdsfoot_Violet

    Birdsfoot_Violet tacit and refined evil Staff Member Lore3

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    Reasons:
    • Quality of Life fixes, adding rules, cleaning things up, and general hotfixes. Further elaboration for some changes can be found in System Announcements on the RP Com Discord.
    • A counter ability shouldn't be removed by the thing it's countering in broad circumstances.
    • We added a new rule for Artifacts.
    Effects:
    • Every page edited will have effects in RP, and while it shouldn't explicitly void/invalidate any RP that occurred, it will prevent things from occurring in the future.
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    Vampire/Werebeast Updates
    Ritualism Language Change/Dragon Ritualism Change
    Sanguinology/Shatterology
    Artifact Rules

    Player Effects:
    • If you are an Archblood and have Dragon Ritualism, if you have Sanguinology/Shatterology, if your character was a Vampire/Werebeast and was cured, if you have an Artifact, or if you have any type of Ritualism these edits are very relevant to you to be aware of.
     
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    FireFan96 Chancellor, Elector, Grand Duke Staff Member Lore2
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    Mercenary Contract Updates/ Judicial Doctrines

    Reasons:
    • While Mercenary Laws are able to be changed by the Chancellor, the actual Mercenary RP felt on the server was not ideal from a Lore Side of things. Mercenaries lacked an actual means to provide a different rp outlet from the Guard Charters, which essentially did the same things (but better) beyond the ban on sewer ventures.
    Effects:
    • We've added a new section to the Regalian Law Page called Judicial Doctrines. While these have silently existed on the page for a few weeks, this is the formal post to describe them.
      • Landesknecht Doctrine provides mercenaries on a contract to be a bit more brutish with their targets, while retaining some minor law immunity from it.
      • Lo Incontro is a hybrid between an honor duel and a gladiator fight, where two parties can pit two mercenary bands against one another to settle a disagreement.
      • Prommissory Doctrine provide a means for characters to do services with one another, without resorting to "funny money" to settle the debts or Progression Regals which may not be interesting to some.
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    Player Effects:
    • Nothing really changes in terms of past rp, though Mercenary RPers now have some extended liberties in regards to carrying out contracts by actually being able to bust down a door or interrogate a target of a contact.
    • Mercenaries can now double as gladiator-esque fighters to settle duels rather than going to war, doing illegal stuff.
    • Everyone has a means to enter a contract with each other, even if they lack/don't want any money.
     
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  11. Eccetra

    Eccetra Rat Mama Staff Member Lore2

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    Wormfern and Vampire 'Repellent'

    Reasons:
    • Wormfern was 2-3 years out of date, and still claimed to be a method of Vampire detection, as well as making Vampires deathly ill! This is a huge oversight on our part and shouldn't have been used for well over a year.
    Effects:
    • Wormfern is no longer effective as a fool-proof detection method for Vampires.
    • However, it does both taste and smell disgusting to Vampires, as well as Werebeasts, Possessed Individuals, and Mages. Think of it as Mosquito Repellent for Aberrants!
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    Player Effects:
    • Infested Aberrants should be aware of the changes so that they can act accordingly.
    • Any Vampire Hunters previously using the outdated Wormfern should be aware that it can no longer be used to detect or incapacitate Sanguines.
     
  12. HydraLana

    HydraLana The Very Gay Walking Talking Lore Encyclopedia Staff Member Lore3

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    Significant Geography Updates!
    Reasons:

    • With the Altalar rewrite, much of Daen needed adjustments to its history and other content. In fact, all of Daen save Ithania, since it is generally isolated away from the core content that made up the Altalar updates.
    Effects:
    • A variety of locations have been well defined, returned to the lore, or outlined in more detail, from Altalar to Kathar to Suvial cities and geographical features.
    • The Far West has now been fully detailed out, with the heartlands of the Allorn Empire either rewritten or updated fully.
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    Player Effects:
    • Players will now have ample information to help flesh out their backstories, as well just generally see and understand the lore more completely. It will especially help if the Altalar page itself is too much overload, since these Geography pages hold important points and bits from that page within it (at least in terms of history and states).
    • Any and all Kathar and Altalar should take a read of this!
    • There will redlinks galore on these Wiki pages. and even some contradictory information. I ask that you please give us a week or two to make all edits required to these new pages. Thank you.
    There are also a variety of new updates and pieces of lore of lesser note that have been published, all related to the recent rewrite of the Altalar. From animals to materials to plants, take a nose around the Wiki to seek them out!
     
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