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February 11, 2024The Mire has fallen from the Stärke family and is now held by Luther Rike. The change has stirred but the fighting nature of those on the island. The Brook finds a new leader with Icefang and Isla takes over the Lagoon after a storm pushes out the old leader. Reti finds himself the leader of the Hollows after Alexander is hurt. The Oasis finds a new leader in Léonie who is soon tested by Harou.

January 8, 2024 The snow has finally begun to melt anew, which means that the world is slowly returning to the much-anticipated summer season. With the various holiday activities and the other jests put on by Nafasi also coming to a close, it is safe to say that winter is finally over.

December 5th, 2023 Nafasi had pulled a cruel trick and has sent Amaryllis back into a renewed winter season! But it's not all bad, because the lands will also see a handful of holiday-themed events popping up as a result. To make things more interesting, a wayward trio of travlers have also arrived and are facilitating a mass competition between the prides, bands, and rogues -- formally dubbed the Amaryllis Winter Games.

December 2nd, 2023 The spring air brings forth a number of pride challenges. A familiar challenger for the Cove and the Oasis arrive to try to earn what they want. The new leader of the Lagoon is tested in battle as well. What changes will come from the challenges? Who will remain standing and who will find their world turned upside down?

November 27th, 2023 In a challenge between mother and daughter, the leadership of Wolfbron Bluff changes for the first time in 5 IC years.

November 22nd, 2023 Two death matches, one resurrection, and an almost-war later, the lands find themselves in a constant state of turmoil and calamity. Families have been torn apart and endless blood has been spilt; but how is it all going to end?

November 3rd, 2023 The lands stir violently as a death match rages on between Aeistrios Saxe and Morrigan Greyflood. Observers spill into the pit in droves to witness what will no doubt be a historic battle -- and it is clear that this familial fued is far from over, no matter who wins and who dies.

October 12th, 2023 With winter comes the surge of more pride challenges; Ludivine challenges Ryker for Firnen Rainforest and is victorious in her endeavors, meanwhile an outcropping of maims breaks out on the sidelines. In a shocking turn of events Luther returns to challenge Bruno for Ecrosia Mire, will the former heir prove victorious or has Bruno got what it takes to keep his brother's ambitions at bay? This has undoubtedly shaken things up as Bruno declares war against Andal Oasis and Allies in the process!

September 26th, 2023 A series of pride challenges spark up across the peninsula, while warring families face-off as tensions reach their boiling points. Anthonius Savante barely manages to escape the clutches of Apollinaire Dieudonne with his life, while death looms over the broken truce between the Valour-Greyflood and Saxe families.

September 4th, 2023 After Tinúviel collapsed at the Wolfbron Bluff's challenge, she was unable to make it back to the Lagoon to take up her leadership position again and the pride disbands. Diomedeidae & Cirilla fight for the pride.

August 28th, 2023 Both Amara and Morrigan keep their prides. Lachesis doesn't show to defend the Brook and Renfri takes over. The Wolfbron Bluffs challenge seems to be setting off fireworks already.

August 15th, 2023 The two longest standing female leaders are both fighting for their prides once again. Anthonius challenges Amara for the Bluffs. Amaroq challenges Morrigan for the Summit. A new leader faces his first challenge as Renfri challenges Lachesis for the Brook. Did anyone think that peace was something the island was able to have?

August 1st, 2023 Conflict, drama, love, and loss - the lands are never free from any of it for more than a fleeting moment. As the summer months wane on and the season nears its end, there is no telling what is coming next upon the horizon.

June 19th, 2023 With the rains leaving and spring upon the island, things are heating up among the lions. Bruno seeks to unseat his father in the Mire. Helah looks to dethrone Scorpius in the Oasis and keep the fire between the Bluffs and the Oasis alive. The Plains have raided the Brook and allies on both sides showed up to help.

May 23rd, 2023 All is fair in love and war - moments of chaos and peace lull in a cyclical nature across the lands of Amaryllis, though most are wise enough to know that the quiet never lasts quite long enough.

April 20th, 2023 Alexander manages to win the Hollows and Tiamat keeps the Lagoon. Vághan challenges Amara for the Bluffs but Amara is able to hold off another challenger and keeps the Bluffs. The Cove was hit by a storm that washed away it's leader leaving the lands open to be claimed by Nephthys and Keligan who both are attached to the land. Cirilla attempts to take the Oasis from Scorpius who seems driven to keep the land.

April 5th, 2023 It doesn't take long for the dust to kick up as the Hollows is challenged for by Alexander once again and the Lagoon is challenged for by Fernweh.

March 31st, 2023 As wars and challenges continue to break out across the lands, Amaryllis is certainly keeping up with its turbulent reputation. One can only hope that the dust will settle soon enough - for everyone's sake.

March 10th, 2023 The turbulance of the prides never ceases for very long, as a violent landslide forces the members of Firnen Rainforest to evacuate and disband. Who will step up for the throne this time around?

March 1st, 2023 While Gauthier manages to retain control of Caladan Cove, Lorien Plains' fate is not so simple. With Aeistrios overthrowing Violarum and taking the pride's throne, how will things unravel from here?

February 20th, 2023 Even though the last batch of pride challenges did not succeed in shifting most of the political tides in Amaryllis, it did not deter ambitious souls from seeking out thrones of their own. The fates of both Lorien Plains and Caladan Cove now hang in the balance, stirring further unrest as a result.

January 25th, 2023 It seems that the island wasn't ready for new leaders to take over right away as Vermier keeps ahold of the Hollows and Cassandra keeps the Brook in the family. The steadiness doesn't last long as a blistering sand storm rolls through the Oasis, leaving it empty until Ronin and Scorpius take up battle to see who will claim the lands.

January 16th, 2023 After battling for their prides, all current leaders remain with their crowns. Amara successfully wins a challenge for the Bluffs for the third time. Morrigan wins her first battle after a year of leading the Summit, the relations between the Mire and Summit seem to have splintered as war breaks out. Ryker battles a familiar face in Leander for the Oasis and manages to keep his crown and denies a family the ability to get back to it. Alexander battles Vermier for the Hollows, a move that causes Ryker to drop his attachements to Alexander's family.

January 9th, 2023 After peace seemed to settle over the island the warm air and lifting of the rains brings out the challenges for prides. The Lagoon gains new leaders. The Oasis leader, Ryker fights to keep his pride from Leander. Amara, the oldest leader in the island once again fights to keep the Bluffs, this time against Arkyn. While Cassandra fights against Aeistrios to keep the Brook in the paws of family and friends.

December 19th, 2022 In a bold move, Amara of Wolfbron Bluffs has taken King Alizabeth prisoner after she was attacked by some mammoths. This has left Scilla Lagoon empty of it's leader once again.

December 16th, 2022 Spring works it's way to the island and with the coming of warmer weather it seems that the island has calmed and for the moment allowed things to settle.

November 29th, 2022 The winter season has proven to be brutal and unforgiving as the weather pushes the lions of Scilla Lagoon from their home, once again leaving the pride vulnerable for claiming. This time, Ronin is looking for the opportunity to rule, though he is quickly countered by Alizabeth, who is hoping to reclaim what was once her's.

November 11th, 2022 After Alizabeth left the Lagoon to find her cub and ended up falling ill, the pride has found itself at the center of another challenge and war. Prometheus and Recluse fought to see who would lead Scilla Lagoon, with Recluse reigning victorious, while the lions of Wolfbron Bluffs extend their reach with Vermier as the new High Sovereign of Obsidian Hollows. With so many changes to the leaders of Amaryllis, what is ahead for the island?

November 8th, 2022 "When will this end?" you may ask yourself as you are thrust in between worlds once more. This time, however, you are not simply floating in the nothingness or above the land you call home. No. It is snippets of visions that pay now before you as if you're there. As if it isn't just a memory of a time long gone. Their piercing eyes gaze at you. You are taken aback out of fear or maybe awe. Somehow you know deep within your heart the identity of this loner: Kivuli. When you awake, the memory of the fury in their gaze remains burned within your mind.

October 22nd, 2022 An earthquake has resulted in parts of Obsidian Hollow to fall in, trapping Roan in the process as he sought to evacuate the others. In the aftermath, Vermier and Revna waste no time moving in to make their claim for the newly vacant territory.

October 17th, 2022 It is happening again - you are thrust into this in-between of worlds, the tendrils of mist swirling before you like hungry serpents. You can almost feel them tickle your sides and wrap around your ankles -- "I am Kivuli," the strange chorus of voices responds firmly, their fury brimming at the tip of their words. It is powerful and intense, like a titanous wave about to crash and leave everything in ruin. "... and I will take back what is mine." What is coming for the island? Will there be enough support to keep Maua as the stronger deity or will Kivuli take over?

October 8th, 2022 A rumble is felt on the eastern side of the island, prompting violent waves to crash into the lands of Caladan Cove and driving out the lions that once lived there. Days pass before the ocean calms and settles once again, but the lions that were once there are now gone, and the pridelands are open for a new ruler.

October 7th, 2022 Alizabeth remains the leader of Scilla Lagoon whilst Seneca loses his battle to Ryker for Andal Oasis. Will the outcome of these battles shape how the island works together in the coming days? With new leaders also taking over Lorien Plains (Ghyslaine) and Vermeda Brook (Cassandra), things could be on edge once again.

October 1st, 2022 Something takes hold of those living on the island - - shared vision or dream that seems to shake the core of what they have come to know. Accompanied with a strange voice within their minds, those who came to Amaryllis long ago, guided by Maua's voice, will feel a pagne of familiarity. Only this time, the voice is different and chilling. What is coming?

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OOC News

February 13, 2024 It is time for our 2024 Community Check In. This survey covers OOC areas, IC areas, and a few other things that staff are looking to gain insight on. This is very important to us so please take the time to answer the questions. You have until March 11th to finish this survery. Once complete, you can claim an item from the shop or 150xp. More details are in the survey.

January 25, 2024 Site update! Please review some changes to the site here.

January 8, 2024 Happy New Year and welcome back from our site-wide break! We're looking forward to picking things back up, and hope that everyone feels refreshed.

December 2, 2023 Fa la la la la, la la la la! It's finally December, and we all know what that means — holiday events, woohoo! We will also be having a site break December 22nd - Jan 5th.

November 28, 2023 We are looking for input on the trade system revamp. Learn more about it and the raffle here!

October 26, 2023 We are looking for a few additional staff members to help with processing things around the sitd. Please apply if you have the time and are interested!!

October 19, 2023 A very important site update is out today, so please take a look and read through it in full.

October 11, 2023 If you weren't aware, we have an ongoing Halloween Event! The IC event is live as of today, and both that and the scavenger hunt will run until the end of the month.

September 26, 2023 There is less than a week left of our site-wide double exp event, so get in there and earn what you can! Also stay tuned for some fall fun coming to the site in October.

August 20th, 2023 Let's talk; Amaryllis does not condone the stealing of content or harrasment in any form.

August 10th, 2023 It's World Lion Day! That means a free character for all of our active members! Check out the details here.

August 1st, 2023 Our site break has officially ended - we hope that everyone enjoyed the downtime and that you are looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. Please refer to the original announcement for timelines to get caught up!

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Mini Site Update (06/01/22)
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Reminders and Quick-Fire Updates
  • Remember that in order to claim another character, you need to have fight stats in the post. Without them, the claim will be non-enforceable and not official!
  • We have an ongoing contest to create a new trade for the site, so check it out and please share any of your ideas. We look forward to this new addition and to see what you guys come up with!
  • We also have a banner contest going on right now! Take a look at what our talented community has already made, and consider entering your own work of art, if it interests you!
  • Staff Applications are open, as well as BWP Team Applications - if you're interested, make sure to get in before the closing date!
  • Moving forward, you will be able to add multiple names to IC awards (i.e. Best Friends with Bob, Joe, and Susie) if it has been earned multiple times, with proof. Each award will still only counts as 1 for afterlife requirements, and this can be applied retroactively for anyone who would like to make these edits.
  • To keep things a little more consistent, we are providing some clarity on IC/OOC title guidelines. The maximum width per line is 200px, and each title can be a maximum of 2 lines long. This will apply on a moving-forward basis (i.e. if you have a title that is 3 lines long, it can stay as-is), and these parameters will be added to the Shop.

Posting Raffle

The time has come again for our bi-annual posting raffle!

Whether or not you were around for our previous posting raffles, this event is a good way to expand your writing circle, develop some fun and exciting plots, and get the muse flowing as we move into summertime! There are also several tiers of prizes that you could win from by participating, so be sure to check it out.

The posting raffle will count all of your posts, from across all of your characters, between June 1st (12am EST) to June 30th (5:00pm EST).

If you are interested in participating, please see the full event details here and make sure to sign-up!

Hunting Difficulty Based on Party Size

In order to balance out large hunting parties with the prey that they receive, we will be making a small modification to how Staff roll the results for requested hunts. Please note that the method for pride hunts will not be changing, and the difficulty of prey received for those will remain completely randomized.

Moving forward, any requested hunts that have 5 or more members in the hunting party will only receive medium-level prey or above. This means that they are not able to roll easy-level prey, and are guaranteed something from between the medium and extra-hard tiers.

Joining Trade Experience

We understand that, when bringing in an older character, it is assumed that they, ICly, would have some sort of expertise in their trades. At the same time, Staff strive to balance this assumption with incentivizing the use of the trade system, in addition to the fact that some of our trade level perks come with dice buffs.

Given both of these factors, we will be making a small change to how our joining trade experience works. As of this announcement, characters who join at 2 years of age or older can claim the following age-related experience:

    2 years - 20 exp
    3 years - 30 exp
    4 year - 40 exp
    etc.

This does not apply to characters who were accepted prior to this announcement. Characters who join as yearling do not receive any trade-related experience.

Dice Modifiers for Age

We know that members work very hard to increase their characters' dice through the use of the trade system, and that they want to enjoy these benefits while their character is ageing and evolving. So, in order to increase the prime window for the IC dice system, we will be making an adjustment to the age modifiers in the Guidebook.

Currently, the ages that do not occur a dice penalty (either for being too young or too old) are 5-7 years old. Moving forward, this window will be expanded to encompass characters that are aged between 5-10 years old. This means that once a character hits 11 years old, they will incur a dice penalty as a result of old age.

If you have a character that needs to have their dice adjusted to align with these changes, please post in Trade & Dice Updates and we will get it sorted for you.

Fatigue System Change

Under the fatigue system, the Guidebook currently states that pride challenges, death matches, and maims must happen within their own independent threads. We are removing this stipulation and replacing it with the following:

  • Characters can engage in up to 3 fights per thread. This can be any mixture of fight types.
  • Spars, as per the guidebook definition, are unlimited.

  • If your character wins in a pride challenge, maim, or death match, they can only be in another fight if they are the ones who initiate it. In other words, winning one of these types of fight means that they can not be attacked again in that thread, and that it is your choice to have them fight more or not.
    • This does not apply in the context of a raid or war. In raids and wars, this stipulation is reduced to only cover death matches - meaning that maims and pride challenges are free-game and do not come with additional protection. Please see the Raid and War tab of the Guidebook for more information.

These changes only apply to threads started after this announcement. The Guidebook will updated shortly, and if you still have questions after that point, please reach out to a Staff member for clarification. We hope that these adjustments will improve the flow of things ICly, and feel less restrictive!

New Swatch

After some discussions with our Designer Team, we will be adding a new swatch to our Tier 3 pelts -- Mahogany! This will cover the gaps we have been seeing with red-tinted browns that do not quite fit into Clay.



If you think that your character falls within this new swatch, you can request that their pelt color be switched to Mahogany, for free, by posting in General Maintenance and linking to this update.
  • If you are unsure, please reach out in the design-pricing channel of our Discord server, and one of our team members will verify the pelt with you!
  • Please also note that this is not mandatory, and that pelt colors can also stay as they are/what they were categorized as before the introduction of this swatch.



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