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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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i'm ready for the fight, and fate
      |   #1
It was time.

Enough waiting, enough talking. Alaric had trained for this, and he would not hesitate to reach out and take what he deserved. He did not even know the name of the pride, knew only its location was appealing -- he wanted a place to shelter his future family, to give strength to the clan that supported him.

He was not sure if the Rike would show today, now, but he did not care. Their support had been given and if it came down to it he knew their claws would be waiting. Erna would be watching, somewhere, and he hoped that there would be others. The challenge was on his shoulders, though, and there was no sign of hesitation in the cream coated beast as he stalked to the entrance of the caves.

Alaric appreciated what the Oasis had done for him, allowing him to grow stronger while doing what he could to serve the pride, but now it was time for him to claim his own throne.

He stopped outside where the caves began and there he loosed his call for the King, whomever he may be. This pride would be his. He stood as if uninterested but readied himself all the same -- he expected them to get right down to it, when the unknown leader appeared. So he flexed his muscles and shifted his weight, balancing evenly over all fours, while checking his defenses at the same time. And then he waited with a grin that was almost disturbing.

Alaric vs @Roan
for Obsidian Hollow
code by corvus
      |   #2

ooc: good luck! and warning for language XD

For fuck's sake. Roan couldn't help the thought from running through his mind the second he heard the call for his crown. Just when he was finally starting to feel settled somewhere with hope of bringing his family together under the Hollow's banner, someone had to come along with intent to stop that dream... again. The only consolation Roan took to the challenge, though, was that it didn't come from a familiar voice. He'd much rather fight someone he didn't know rather than be challenged from within like last time.

Wasting no time, the mauve lion raced out of the caves, fully intent on meeting this challenge head on. With only one male present, it was clear who his opponent would be as Roan let a rage-filled roar rip through his vocal chords. Paws ate up the ground beneath him as the Hodari aimed to charge straight at @Alaric ♔. He would attempt to collide head on as the king burst from the shadows of Obsidian. The male's right shoulder would be shifted forward at the last moment in hoped to collide it square into his opponent's chest. Ears slicked back into the Hodari's mane with his eyes narrowed subtly for protection. His head lowered to cover his throat until Roan was close enough to attempt to bite at the right side of Alaric's face. He wouldn't waste time with talking. Let's just get this over with.

Roan vs. @Alaric ♔
for Obsidian Hollow
Rolling 6d20: 10 + 4 + 18 + 12 + 17 + 7

Rolling 6d20: 2 + 9 + 20 + 10 + 1 + 13

Rolling 6d20: 16 + 10 + 11 + 7 + 6 + 12

Table & Ref by Amanda | Background | Base
      |   #3
(This post was last modified: 01-27-2022, 08:53 PM by Calypso.)
it had been quiet for longer than she would have expected. the spring had been busy with gathering herbs and hunting, but it seemed that amaryllis itself had settled in to a lull over the past months. winter hibernation, perhaps.

with spring came life and, surprise surprise, a challenge.

she was one of the first to arrive having been in the desert to gather some plants that did not grow elsewhere. with curious eyes -- she knew roan from the tournament, after all, and he seemed a good man -- she settled a safe distance away to watch. her bag of goodies at her side, ever-ready to offer her assistance if it is needed.

**Note: double exp for all participants in this thread due to boost**

+10 Attend a spar or challenge to assess the wounds 1/2
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Art by Yumpy

-> Calypso sounds like Tia Dalma
      |   #4
(This post was last modified: 01-27-2022, 11:41 PM by Avana.)

+10 Attend a spar or challenge to assess the wounds (double xp)

Could the Hodari ever find peace? A familiar call rang out at their doorstep. Not familiar by way of who was calling for her brother, but by what they were calling for. Another challenge for another pride, and Roan would be on the receiving end of yet another fight. Avana could feel the panic already settling in, knowing that her big brother wouldn't give up their home without giving his all. Though she didn't want to see him get hurt again, the maned girl knew she couldn't not be there for her brother either. Quickly, the strawberry lass gathered up whatever herbs she had stashed in her den before heading out in her brother's wake.

By the time she appeared from the mouth of the caves, Roan was already engaging in battle. The one calling for the crown was a stranger, so at least it wasn't an act of betrayal from within like last time. Though she didn't know if her brother knew the man, the scent of Andal eventually wafted her way. So it wasn't an ally, either, who wished to take Obsidian. Just another lion out for land and power, probably.

Avana would remain halfway hidden within the caves, not that she was purposely trying to hide, but she didn't feel the need to tread further out. Staying out of her brother's way was priority number one. Casting her maw over her shoulder, though, she'd call for the rest of Obsidian, especially those who were related to Roan. They needed to show their support for their king especially if this simple challenged turned into anything worse, as seemed rather common within Amaryllis lately. For now, all the younger Hodari could do was sit and watch her brother, hoping that any injuries he sustained would not be dire, and that he would come out of this the victor.

Table & Reference by Amanda | Base by Drifty | Background from unsplash
      |   #5
The man of the hour burst from the caves like a hurricane and that grin on his face grew. This was what he had been waiting for -- this is what made his blood sing. A thirst for battle made his throat dry, and there was little doubt in his mind that this would be a vicious one.

They were evenly matched, and sharp green eyes watched the quick approach of the Hodari male. At the last moment he shifted to the left and braced for the inevitable impact. That slight step was enough to throw off the target, Roan's shoulder colliding with Alaric's right. Certainly the Starke male would come out more bruised than his opponent, but bruises would heal.

An angry snarl tore from his lips in answer to the Hodari's impact, his head diving and teeth flashing forward in an attempt to have them sink in to that same shoulder. He can feel Roan's own teeth close on the thick of his mane (his cheek out of reach due to his own move), and can feel a chunk of it torn from flesh, but he is focused on his target. He aims to bite down while at the same time his left paw rises from the ground, claws unsheathed to strike at Roan's right side. Alaric intends to flay flesh over ribs, to water the ground with the kings blood.

He does not play nice.

Alaric vs @Roan
for Obsidian Hollow
Rolling 9d20: 16 + 14 + 7 + 3 + 1 + 18 + 8 + 10 + 4

Rolling 4d20: 2 + 11 + 10 + 8

Rolling 5d20: 13 + 6 + 3 + 1 + 4

+1 hit due to doubled lvl 1 trade bonus from AO's tier 4
code by corvus
      |   #6
(This post was last modified: 01-27-2022, 08:59 PM by Toblerone.)
Intriguing. The summons was deep. A mature male, aggressive and invasive and interesting. Toblerone knew of pride takeovers but had never been involved with one. The claim had been too stingy with drama for her liking; Roan was too nice (at least in public). The pink near-yearling sullied through the caverns. She knew her way in the dark, and she knew the smells of the outside trickling in on the heels of strangers.

She watched the two men clash in the murk, one dark and one bright. Indeed, they were the same age and size, so she figured the battle would be truly based on skill. How wonderful to be in a pride where the strongest ruled. (Hint: Someday it was gonna be her. She was the strongest.) Whatever the outcome, Toblerone would be pleased... maybe she could fashion up a little something for the winner, hmm? On that note, she sidled along the sidelines toward a strange female who was sitting sentinel near a bundle of herbs @Calypso. "Are you with him?" She asked casually, the tone deliberate. It wasn't an accusation. She wished to declare that she cared not for the female's loyalties - there was another question on the tip of her tongue, once the water had been tested.

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      |   #7
the click of her tongue was an irritable one, prowling towards the borders of her once-home with a narrowed gaze and the slightest prick of her ebony fur. she knew not who challenged for the throne or for what reasons, but it did not matter much, in her eyes — because, regardless of what flippant explanations the brute may have, this had still been her birth land, forged from stone and shadows, and voluspa had always maintained a sense of protectiveness over it, even in her absence.

she is amongst the first to arrive, roan delving into battle with prowess and might, as he should — and though the sigrun recognized @Calypso amongst the growing sea of faces, she opted to pause and maintain her anonymity, at least for the time being. tucking herself into a crevice amongst the shadows, the yearling hoped to remain unseen, and unnoticed, as others spectators would begin to filter in, waiting for the right moment to make herself known. or, maybe not. she would have to see how all of this unfolded first, she supposed.

voluspa is attempting to remain hidden
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      |   #8
It's time. Sunníva cannot deny how excited she is about another event with a large gathering, and the potential for chaos. Of course, she's promised to behave herself, and she is well aware of the repercussions if she doesn't -- but if she doesn't start it, then all bets are off.

She's been cautious, however, and before heading for the hollows, she'd found a particularly muddy spot to roll in and conceal her scent that is otherwise too easy for a Sigrún to pinpoint by now. By the time she makes her approach to the impending battle, the mud has dried into a clay; she prowls quietly around the outskirts, climbing up the rocky outcroppings until she's found a suitable spot up above. From here, nestled between the rocks, she can easily see everything happening below -- and hopefully, no one will notice her. Reclining onto her belly, her singular eye fixates upon the fighting men, a wry simper on her lips.

sunníva is hidden
you said you wanted revolution
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      |   #9

Much to his delight, the stranger didn't try to talk his way to the crown, not that Roan had given him much choice. The disappointment came, however, when Alaric shifted to his left at just the right moment. A jolt shot up Roan's shoulder at the impact between both their right shoulders, knowing the bruising would be deep come tomorrow. It was almost routine at this point, though, to put the burden literally on his own shoulders, so scarred over from previous fights. The flood of adrenaline would help to dull the ache of it all for now as the Hodari's jaws only managed to snag out a mouthful of mane from his opponent.

Alarics own jaws then came searching for Roan's right shoulder. Being that there was little he could to do avoid the onslaught, the Andal lion would find his mark quite well. Teeth gouged into the scarred flesh, sending another searing pain through Roan's shoulder and a hiss through his teeth. He could already feel the blood seeping into his thick fur. This was really all too familiar, but hopefully the mauve man had learned from past fights. Who are we kidding? Roan has like four different moves and that's it. As such, he did what he always did and aimed to shove his weight behind his shoulder and push hard into Alaric's jaws. With the lighter male's face on Roan's right side, though, the mauve lion couldn't see the paws that came soaring for his shoulders. It would only be the sting of claws against his right side that would let him know of the attack. Instinctively, the Obsidian king tried to pivot his hind end to his own left, away from Alaric's claws. The Andal's claws would thus leave behind mild slices down Roan's ribcage before falling off just before his stomach.

With his right front limb anchored, Roan would lift his left front limb with claws exposed in an attempt to smack against Alaric's right side, similar to what the Andal lion had already done. However, the Hodari's target was further up, aiming to dig his claws into the flesh just behind his opponent's right front limb. Meanwhile, the Obsidian king would again attempt to snap his jaws towards his opponent's face, this time craning his head to his right in pursuit of the top of the lighter male's head.

Roan vs. @Alaric ♔
for Obsidian Hollow
Rolling 6d20: 2 + 18 + 16 + 10 + 7 + 14

Rolling 6d20: 17 + 14 + 18 + 20 + 7 + 9

Rolling 6d20: 12 + 20 + 8 + 10 + 7 + 2

Table & Ref by Amanda | Background | Base
      |   #10
(This post was last modified: 01-27-2022, 09:21 PM by Amaroq.)

the winter soldier


Violence fills the air, the snarls resounding through the cerulean firmament, and Amaroq is drawn to it all; he is drawn to the chaos. His body, lean and athletic, is the blood-hued flash of crimson against the long grass; his muscled frame, weaving through the shadows, his taloned-paws heavy and massive, as grit from the earth digs between his toes. This would be his first pride take over to witness. It consumed his curiosity, and his glacial blue eyes will watch with dark intention, how the two men fought. The two men appeared similar in size, and Amaroq thinks it will be a close fight. His muscular body unfurls from the darkness, finding a solitary place to witness it all. Amaroq speaks to no one, and he observes in silence, curious of the outcome. One day, it will be him the one who challenges. One day.

Amaroq is observing.

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