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  2. Elements of Culture - Series 3 - A Closer Look at Doji This articles breaks down some of the notable traits one who was born into a clan or noble house that traces its roots to the Doji region.
  3. Elements of Culture - Series 2 - A Closer Look at Bhokuli This articles breaks down some of the notable traits one who was born into a clan or noble house that traces its roots to the Bhokuli region.
  4. The land Beneath the Sun Santado Island Ruler: Empress Raveena Contact: Malintzin Lore: Hyperion's History Quests: Quest Center AMA: Hyperion's AMA Flag: A quintessential tropical paradise – Santado is widely regarded as the most beautiful island in Southern Genesaris. Topography Hundreds of kilometers of coastline define Santado Island– some of it sugary white-sand beaches shaded by rows of palm trees, other parts lined dramatically with adventurous, rocky cliffs, wind-swept dunes or serene mangrove lagoons. Whether it’s fishing villages with boats moored along the shores, or indulgent tourist playgrounds with aquamarine waters, the sea is the common denominator surrounding this fertile crescent island. Villagers and travelers alike usually enjoy good visibility and a wide variety of sea life, as a reef is beginning to grow. Beyond the city of Matuga, much of Santado is distinctly wild: traveling through the vast fertile interior, you’ll see cows and horses grazing alongside the roads belonging to everyone and no one. Further inland you’ll encounter vistas reminiscent of the Cold Mountains further north, winding rivers carving their way through lush jungle and stunning waterfalls.Four of the five highest peaks in southern Genesaris rise above the fertile lowlands surrounding Santado, and a remote desert stretches through the southwest end of the crescent, giving Santado a cultural complexity rarely found elsewhere. Cityscape The Island of Santado has two distinct faces: there’s the smooth tourist countenance that is typical of Genesar island hospitality; and there’s Santado proper--a pretty gritty city, second only to Alethea in terms of status and chaos. Most of the island's fame lies outside the urban core in the fancy suburb of Matuga. Stay in the city, however, and you’re faced with an entirely different proposition – a riot of cacophonous debauchery and bustling humanity that offers an unscripted and uncensored slice of Genearsian life, warts and all. With its dilapidated architecture, unkempt parks and vibrant street life, Santado's touristy side has a laid-back feel and considerable charm in parts. It is most renowned for the exotic wild hunting preserve and refuge--an exhilarating chance to encounter Genesaris' most dangerous creatures. The City of Matuga is the centerfold of the city's illicit trades, including but not limited to smuggling, extortion, slavery, and prostitution. Climate The climate of the island is tropical, varying from tropical rainforest in some areas to tropical monsoon and tropical savanna in others. There are also some locations that are arid climates with considerable drought, and the peaks of mountains tend to have cooler temperate climates. While the region generally is sunny much of the year, the wet season from May through November sees more frequent cloud cover (both broken and overcast), while the dry season from December through April is more often clear to mostly sunny. Seasonal rainfall is divided into 'dry' and 'wet' seasons, with the latter six months of the year being wetter than the first half. Hurricane season is from June to November, but they occur more frequently in August and September. Bestiary Flora and Fauna Exploring Santado's botanical trails are a great way to experience its rich diversity and wildlife. Unkempt, mysterious jungles are an excellent place to observe caiman soaking in the sun and spectacular waterbirds such as the scarlet ibis in colorful flocks. The locals are known to be protective of the unique phosphorus phenomenon said to be the "stars" to the island's moon. Look for birds including pelicans, frigate and cuckoos. In the waters below, small sharks and rays are among the fish stirring up the light show. Some of Genasaris' most exotic species have found their way to this remote island. Herds of wild Arazura horses gallop across the beaches. Dragons and wyverns make homes from the dormant volcano to the dense jungles. Rare Ruhk eggs help boost the struggling economy. Burrowing wyrms are often responsible for the occasional minor earthquakes. Some of Santado's shores glisten in the sunlight as elemental stones catch the light and refract through the waters. Santado is noted for its rich and diverse vegetation. Exotic flowers thrive in the moist, tropical environment, Exalta crystals cluster in dark, wet caves. Hibiscus and orchids are just a few of the foreign flowers from abroad that have made the island its new home, adding to the vibrant colors of the island. Medicinal plants such as Korenia Root and Devil's Tongue are popular remedies to the public. Culture Because of its geographic position, Kyros represents a blend of different cultural spheres. It has been a crossroad of influences of the western culture and the east ever since the Renaissance Initiative. Raveena’s regency of Kyros became a significant period of national cultural history, as Kyros saw unprecedented developments in all fields of art and culture. Economy With the Port reopened, the trade commerce supports a majority of the economy of the city second to its tourist appeal. With several new businesses flourishing after the city’s renaissance, Kyros boasts a strong and stable economy. Several types of currency flow from every part of the world that Genesaris trades with, all of which can be converted to the Genesarian coin, though it also accepts the Imperial mint from the Arcane East as well. Landmarks and Monuments Second Level Header Paragraph stuff visit here visit here visit here Government First Level Heading Second-Level Heading: Description City Guard Total: 6,425 High Ranking Officers: 85 Jail Workers: 700 Capital Guards: 360 Special Assignments Officers: 43 Education The countess has sought to rebuild and enforce the educational institutes of the Port City. As such, she oversaw several naval, technical, religious and academic institutes built to showcase the Rising Queen’s importance of a well-rounded education, as well as a nod to the importance of the arcane and the worship of the Emperor God. Transportation Item: With the invention of the steam turret and pump, the city’s means of transportation increased, namely the use of steam to provide energy to facilitate transportation along the coast from the mountains. This technology is rare and new to Genesaris, and has met with some level of prejudice and resistance, though the city intends to overcome this obstacle to become a highlight of engineering ingenuity and technological advancement. Notable Residence Queen Raveena Jhanavi Bartolome Senaria A Terran-born Noble of Imperial ancestry, Raveena has been a long-time ally of the Carmine Empire and is the newest member of the Imperial Family as a Princess of the Empire, eldest daughter of Rafael Bartolome. A rising politician and respected ruler, she is known to rule with a passion tempered by patience and kindness. Firm and fair, she has been well received by the citizens of Port Kyros as their regent, earning respect among her appointed city officials. Resourceful and ambitious, she seeks to usher in prosperity for the Port City, and for Genesaris overall. History Birth of a Consulate: The Kyrosian Consulate is built on behalf of Nymeria to better political relationships and cultural understanding between the land and sea nations. Canon Thread name: Description
  5. Hyperion's AMA Thread has been updated. Also, Hyperion's Quests to date have been added to the Genesaris Quest Center--check 'em out!
  6. Also. Remind me to put up the dragon species creation template some time.
  7. Time to spiffy up the artifacts and get them up, I wager.
  8. I mean, why not really? I kinda wanna steal all the dragons lol
  9. Santado Island is south of the Imperial South.
  10. ▇ ▇ ▇ ▇ T.H.R.I.V.E. Quests ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇ ▇ ____Hyperion - Class S ↓▇ Tension between Dragonborn, their kin, and Hyperian citizens are at an all-time high. The bloodied history of the slaughtering at the behest of the last reigning Emperor is not so easily forgotten. To restore good faith between species and rekindle the days of Dragonriders and their mounts, a new hatchery and conservation park has been proposed to help repopulate and regulate the various species of dragons and their kin that exist in Valucre. Choose a continent or venture to all three. Journey throughout and acquire various species as well as the necessary flora--or lack thereof--necessary for them to thrive. Eggs are precious, but dangerous to acquire. Catalog the species, record any habits or traits observed from living samples and compile the information in a compendium for the future. ▇ ▇ ____Alethea - Class S ↓▇ Aleatha's underground population has always relied on raw resources of the ruins and beyond to hew out their homes. The caves, the stalagmites, the natural minerals and semi-precious stones as well as the unique flora and fauna that don't grow above the surface have allowed the rogue citizens to thrive and flourish. As expansion beneath the Rising West is imminent, many sections of the Ikaria City have reported flooding from unknown sources. Though Alethea is no stranger to seasonal flooding and host a myriad of waterfalls and pools, this new problem threatens their very lives and could destroy the city's foundation and resources. Explore the cold, stony world of the Ikarian Ruins, deep in Alethea's black market city and find a way to put a stop to the flooding. ▇ ▇ ____Port Kyros - Class S ↓▇ A new and mysterious tribe have arrived from Port Thea, claiming to be a lost clan of Nymeria and seek an audience with the Empress. With Rahab, a Princess of Nymeria as a known regent of Raveena’s Empire—surely, she would be the better to speak with. The colony has their demands and its up to T.H.R.I.V.E. to choose the best course of action involved. Learn more about this new species and their intent, and find out if Nymeria will welcome them home or will they be forced to establish a new home? ▇ ▇ ____Port Thea - Class S ↓▇ Oceanic dead zones have become an increasing problem along the coasts of Port Thea, putting many fishermen out of work and leaving families to starve and business to crash. Toxic algae is suffocating and killing off ocean wildlife while forcing Nymerians to poach for food sources from the last vestiges of safe ocean waters. Find a way to clear the toxic algae and restore the ecosystem before Port Thea falls into economic crisis.
  11. ▇ ▇ ▇ ▇ Port Thea's Quests ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ Class A (Easy) 1+ players. 1+ pages (15 post minimum). Class B (Medium): 1+ players. 2+ page. Class C (Hard) 2+ player. 1+ Storyteller (optional). 3+ pages. Class S (Hardcore) 3+ player. 1+ Storyteller (required). 5+ pages. Repeatable Opportunities - Class A - : Paradise, Found – The city has opened its doors and there's much to be seen and found in this new western paradise! Explore up above as well as below, discover new flora and fauna then catalog them neatly! This is a wonderful opportunity to create new quests for future materials exclusive to the Hyperian Empire. Become Somebody – Become a local and make the city your home. Whether you aim to become famous—or infamous—there’s plenty of room for you here. You will have the freedom to seamlessly integrate into the lore and be a part of its ever-growing story All walks of life are welcome! Noble, Rising – Establish a Noble House and help bend and twist the tricky politics of the city. Create a character for an existing Noble House or be ambitious and create your own! For more information about how to establish a noble house or where, see the Noble Houses tab in the Hyperian Club. With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility – Become the grandest of nobility and establish your Noble House as a Regency. Regents are responsible for shaping the lore of the land and creating fantastic stories and opportunities for their citizens. Tread lightly—for other nobility have the power to overthrow. Carpe Terra – As the Empire grows, so too does the need for land. Expand the borders and explore new territories to settle. Regents, Nobles, Military and Notable Individuals will have the opportunity to expand their territories. It’s Just Business – Money makes the world go ‘round as they say. Establish a business as a Hot Spot location and establish trade with neighboring cities. A Hot Spot is a Hub thread, meaning your business will be accessible to the every day locals that may come and go as they please. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the smaller, interpersonal stories. Enable the Ordinary to Do the Extraordinary – There’s nothing more heartfelt than having like-minded people with like-minded goals they’re passionate about. Whether it’s a faction or union, a guild or a coven—create your own organization or join an existing one. Tell Your Story – Host you plot in any given city. You will have the ability to impact existing lore and create new opportunities and adventures for others. Go at it solo or hit the Watercooler to gather your cast of characters and tell us a story for the ages. ▇ ▇ ____Bari's Only Hope - Class B ↓ ▇ Bari's Apothecary is in dire need of resupplying. Travel around the Port's scenic countryside, city and coasts collecting supplies of herbs, odds and ends. Barter in the marketplace for unique ingredients, enjoy the sunset while collecting shells and salts, or take a chance in the bordering hills and forests for flora and fauna. As busy as Bari is, he won't shy away from rewarding you with some of his famous homeopathic remedies. Potential Reward: Lore Impact | Loot ▇ ▇ ____Peace Talks - Class C ↓ ▇ The Skaros Consulate is the third and final consulate designed to ease tensions between two war-torn continents. Assist in designing and building the consulate with the idea of bettering nations. Help THRIVE build it's new home within the consulate and you'll be handsomely awarded and perhaps be made an honorary member if you so choose. Those who join the THRIVE initiative gain access to exclusive quests that help safeguard and ecological integrity of Hyperion and beyond. Potential Reward: Lore Impact | Treasure | Notoriety ▇ ▇ ____Spelunk Goes the Tourist - Class S ↓ ▇ The Ramalóke Caverns are a popular tourist destination, particularly for explorers. There are rumors of treasures from piratical days long past when Thea's early incarnation served as bastions against the marauder's onslaught. Earthquakes are still occasionally problematic, so much so that a tourist has gone missing while spelunking in the caverns. Take a dive into the deep recesses of the Ramalóke Caverns, map out their depths and embark on what is hopefully a rescue mission. You may find that the rumors about lost treasure turn out to be true. Potential Reward: Lore Impact | Artifact | Notoriety
  12. Port Kyros' quests are up in Genesaris! Hyperion will be up sometime between now and the end of the week, as well as Alethea's.
  13. ::Minerals and Gemstones Available in Black Isle Mine:: Quartz: Common mineral Used for the luminaries, storing energy, making glass items and of course gemstones in jewelry. Location: All Available Mines, and often found lying around. Medicinal Properties: None. Amethyst: Common Gemstone Able to heal minor injuries; cuts, scrapes, nothing life threatening. Can be recharged by the light of the moon. Often used as gemstones in Jewelry. Location: Black Isle Mines, Obsidian Isle. Medicinal Properties: Healing minor wounds. Obsidian: Common mineral Used to make shields, and weapons. Was used to build the city of Obsidian Isle. Location: Black Isle Mines, Obsidian Isle. Medicinal Properties: None. Pumice: Common Mineral Used for building, hydro-farms. Location: Black Isle Mines, Obsidian Isle. Medicinal Properties: Exfoliating Skin. Fire Opal: Uncommon Gemstone (Fragile) Used in potions to help sexuality/libido, raises confidence when worn in jewelry. Location: Black Isle Mines, Obsidian Isle. Medicinal Properties: Raise sexuality/libido in relationships. White Opal: Common Gemstone Absorbent stone, used to record thoughts and feelings of the wearer. Location: Black Isle Mines, Obsidian Isle. Medicinal Properties: Used in potions to release inhibitions. Peruvian Opal: Rare Gemstone Can heal the earth, carries water energy. Location: Black Isle Mines, Obsidian Isle. Medicinal Properties: Hydration of the body. Black Opal: Very Rare Gemstone Used in rituals for soul retrieval, looking into a past life and facing one's darkest fears. Location: Black Isle Mines, Obsidian Isle. Medicinal Properties: None.
  14. I will definitely touch base with CSL about a nice little thread layout for you folks like we discussed. Get yourselves canonically established in Valucre and work them interest checks for some recruitin'. Get some good plots going.
  15. So here's my immediate goals: - Recruit more students - Test Kotori and Trey for their promotion to Baxian - Explore expansion opportunities - Become more involved in storylines
  16. My body is ready! And so is my Hellhound!
  17. Oh, I’m just trying to fill in the gaps for the werewolf lore and Arty seemed like a logical first step, if you’re willing.
  18. ▇ ▇ ▇ ▇ Alethea's Quests ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ Class A (Easy) 1+ players. 1+ pages (15 post minimum). Class B (Medium): 1+ players. 2+ page. Class C (Hard) 2+ player. 1+ Storyteller (optional). 3+ pages. Class S (Hardcore) 3+ player. 1+ Storyteller (required). 5+ pages. Repeatable Opportunities - Class A - : Paradise, Found – The city has opened its doors and there's much to be seen and found in this new western paradise! Explore up above as well as below, discover new flora and fauna then catalog them neatly! This is a wonderful opportunity to create new quests for future materials exclusive to the Hyperian Empire. Become Somebody – Become a local and make the city your home. Whether you aim to become famous—or infamous—there’s plenty of room for you here. You will have the freedom to seamlessly integrate into the lore and be a part of its ever-growing story All walks of life are welcome! Noble, Rising – Establish a Noble House and help bend and twist the tricky politics of the city. Create a character for an existing Noble House or be ambitious and create your own! For more information about how to establish a noble house or where, see the Noble Houses tab in the Hyperian Club. With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility – Become the grandest of nobility and establish your Noble House as a Regency. Regents are responsible for shaping the lore of the land and creating fantastic stories and opportunities for their citizens. Tread lightly—for other nobility have the power to overthrow. Carpe Terra – As the Empire grows, so too does the need for land. Expand the borders and explore new territories to settle. Regents, Nobles, Military and Notable Individuals will have the opportunity to expand their territories. It’s Just Business – Money makes the world go ‘round as they say. Establish a business as a Hot Spot location and establish trade with neighboring cities. A Hot Spot is a Hub thread, meaning your business will be accessible to the every day locals that may come and go as they please. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the smaller, interpersonal stories. ▇ ▇ ____War and Peace - Class B ↓▇ Much of the population is split into factions ready to push forward their own agenda. Some are loyalists to the old tyrant Minotaur King Raz-Nogore who would see the enslavement of the human population. Others have sided with the newly minted Queen Raveena, striving to end the escalating racial problems between species. Join an existing faction or put forth your own to make your voice heard and prepare to defend your cause, King or Queen. It could mean the difference between war and peace. Potential Reward: Lore Impact ▇ ▇ ____The House That Fell - Class C ↓▇ Alethea is on the brink of civil war. House Mazerunner, the regent family of Alethea has been slain and an integral symbol of peace, stolen! All factions are pointing fingers at one another, causing quite the stir. Investigate the deaths of the prominent Minotaur family and attempt to locate the missing artifact. Tension is rising and threats of war are growing. Assist the Enforcers in hunting down the criminal and putting the slain family to rest. Potential Reward: Lore Impact | Notoriety | ▇ ▇ ____Raz-Nogore's Labyrinth - Class S ↓▇ Will you go left, right or straight? Choose the correct path and the truth will illuminate itself, revealing the history of a tucked away kingdom with a dark and bloodied past. The key to ending a war may rest at the heart of this vast and complex labyrinth. You will have three out of five chances to guess correctly, and they need not be in consecutive order. Beware, for if you fail to guess correctly, one of the Beast King's horrors lies in wait to be your undoing. If you survive the encounter, you redeem a chance to choose another path. If you fail a second time and fail to survive a second encounter, the Labyrinth's magic will deposit you at the mouth, where you must try a different route. If you successfully guess the three correct paths, you will find yourself at the heart of the Labyrinth, where a more dangerous threat awaits. Survive, and you will have more than wild tales to tell. Potential Reward: Lore Impact | Notoriety | Artifact
  19. @Dmitry Also, tell me more about what you want Arty to explore when they meet up.
  20. @Twitterpated @Laughingmad @danzilla3 Tell me more about what kind of future you want for TW. Expand? More storyline purpose? All of the above? Gimme all the juicy deets.
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