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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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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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Woof
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This was life now. An escaped mutt, running with his collar still attached, but no hand to hold the leash. One paw after another was the most he could focus on. The barren expanse of the passage was unyielding even as winter slowly slipped away into the early days of spring. The bitterness was even worse at night, but the mongrel desired the least amount of attention as he came upon the muddling of scents in the area. There was no denying the vast population of felines that must live beyond this sandbar. What sort of place was he about to stumble into?

Nostrils flared as the dog stalked through the night. Dirty paws carried a steady pace; slightly slow, but each movement made with purpose. He remained on high alert to his surroundings. Folded ears pricked just enough to be useful without being seen beneath the crown of russet. It was instinctive by now, not to show them. Not to add fuel to the fire of outward opinions. Just get inside to these lands that seemed to call to the wayward soldier. Find a new home. Serve a new purpose. Or maybe he'd just fall into the same old routine. The future was written in sand, not stone.

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The stars above were a brilliant view. Those blue eyes of his could not help but admire their brightness as they shined above, seeming to shoot past him as he traversed casually toward the passage. The clouds threatened to hide many of the constellations, but Alexander knew how to spot them, even behind the blankets that threatened to obscure them.

The sound of approaching footsteps caused the Savante beast to turn his attention from the heavens to the creature arriving nearby, seeming intent on a destination. Or perhaps he was lost? Ears perk up a bit, his massive form lumbering closer to close the distance between them as he arrived fully on the scene. "Good evening, I am Alexander. What have you come to these lands for?" A rather direct question, but the beast had never been one to beat around the bush. Gaze settles and focuses on @Dog now, taking in his form fully.

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So much for not gaining any attention. Before the dog could do anything to avoid the elaborately colored lion, @Alexander was already questioning his intentions. The mongrel came to a slow halt, his dual-colored gaze taking in the large sight of the stranger. And he thought he was a big lion? This guy took first place, but size was not everything. Only after this studious once over would the mutt consider the red man's words. What did he come here for? What kind of a question was that? A brow rows, already feeling irritated by the question. "What does anyone come to these lands for?" There is a certain disgruntled edge to his question, spoken through a gruff and gravely voice. Was there a point to this question? Was this the normal customs of entering whatever fantasy land must lay ahead?

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He could tell almost immediately that he had irritated the male. It spoke volumes to Alexander and what he might expect from this lion. A tilt of his head is made, considering the words of @Dog. "I'm still trying to determine that myself, but it is never a bad question to ask a stranger." He muses in a low, neutral tone. Pale blue eyes narrow on the male, continuing to study and assess the beast.

"Do you have a name perhaps, or are you keen on being a mysterious stranger?" There is a teasing tone to his voice, the throaty baritone wrapping around every syllable. Toes curl into the earth, talons slicing through the cracked crevices of the passage. He wondered if Ryker might appreciate this male, but more importantly - he wondered if perhaps he could. Ears flick forward, curious about what might leave those dark lips next.

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Fidgeting mildly while standing in place, the dog rolled his shoulders idly as the stranger spoke. Though he held an opinion of his own whether this particular was actually beneficial to ask a stranger, @Alexander did not prose the words in another query. The neutral coating to the red lion's thoughts beckoned no further response from the rogue as the mutt simply stood silently. His expression did all the talking for him. Analytical gaze continued to size up the stranger, baffled and yet intrigued by the noble's outrageous coloring. None were so brightly painted where the hound came from, after all.

Ah, but another request would be made for information, this time for the beast's name. Had it not been for the teasing tone of his opponent, the plum rogue might have had a sharper tongue, but somehow the jest flustered the beast, even if just for a fraction of a second. This man was strange, more frivolous with his words and his mannerisms than the dog was accustomed to. Such a quick opinion to be made in such a short amount of time, but perhaps that was just how different his world had been up until now. Raising his crown from his previously skulking posture, the mongrel's jaw set firmly as if to carefully choose his next words. "Depends. Is a name required to pass?" The dog could not help the slight wrinkling of his snout as he spoke. It was not a threat, though. He could easily make up any number of names if only to appease the stranger, but first he'd like to know what was truly required of him. Surely this lion wasn't the sole protector of the lands?

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GOD KILLS INDISCRIMINATELY AND SO SHALL WE
In the night there were many shadows and much darkness to hide bad deeds. And the surfside sand might wash away footprints. He hungered for drama so much more than food, even if his conscious thoughts kept slipping to the image of unattended cubs. He smelled an adult male wandering through, as well as an Oasis scent diverting to meet it. Nostrils twitched. This would normally be low priority, compared to children or females or any recruiter that looked piebald or smelled salty, but it was true that the night was scarce. And he did not wish the solitude of his own company when he could impose his presence upon others.

He glanced over the scene as he approached. One dark, large male @Dog, holding himself firm and reserved. A much larger male @Alexander from the Oasis, with a conversant and jesting tone. Oasis was an ally. Vermier liked allies. Liked comraderie with them, liked supporting them, liked finding troublemakers with them and eating them to a pulp. He grinned and sidled up alongside with an amiable chuff to the Oasis male. He didn't know either of them but he didn't need to. "Give name!" he ordered when he looked back at the rogue, his tone snappish and impatient. Not yet loud or threatening, but it certainly could be.

He hoped so. Just give him a reason. The Bluffs had given him so few, but now he was king and could make up his own.

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Hubert has always enjoyed prowling about at night the most, when the air was cool and the shadows plentiful enough to completely envelope his ebony form, plum-toned markings sheening a soft silver beneath the moonlight. The grand adventures of his explorations and exploits a veiled secret known only to himself and the stars. ...And sometimes his vater or one of his various siblings, when they thought to tail him. But never mind that!

Tonight, his curious wanderings have brought the young Starke to a place he has never properly set foot in, though he certainly knows of it. As a prince, how could he not? He knows too, the reasons why Vater and so many other pride lions visit the passage, though he doubts that there would be much of anything (anyone) to find at this hour. But the sound of masculine voices drifting on the breeze proves him wrong.

He approaches on light pawsteps, ears perked forward with interest as the words grew more distinct, verdant eyes blinking at the trio of males standing beneath the cold starlight. All considerably older and larger than him, though Hubert fights against letting that give him more than a moment's pause. Ecrosia should have a bid on all newcomers, should they not? And since he's the only Starke here, he might as well slide in. If you don't share a name, I suppose we'd have to make one up for you. Unless @Dog wanted to be subjected to an eternity of 'Hey, you's.' And if nicknaming was to be left in Hubert's paws...well, he rather thinks that 'Scruffy' would be fitting enough name for the dark, scarred man with the stony face. He looked a bit worn around the edges, after all.

Want to trade? He suggests with a crooked smile, the picture of a friendly youngster who certainly didn't want something from the stranger, oh no not at all. No more suspicious than the brightly colored @Alexander or the more aggressive @Vermier, at least. My name's Hubert Starke, prince of Ecrosia Mire. Impressive title, no? He contemplates the rogue's scarred pelt for another beat, smile widening. Ecrosia is very welcoming to lions like you, you know. You should come back with me. He adds, bluntly. He imagines Vater would be pleased to have another capable warrior (he assumes) in their ranks.
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Alexander was about to respond to the mysterious beast when another scent caught his ( hims did a heccin sniff snoff ) attention. It was a deeply earthen scent that immediately caught his attention. Head snapped toward @Vermier, blue eyes narrowing as he studied every inch of him - memorizing that smell and anything else that came from his mouth.

Unfortunately, the beast did not speak much of anything about himself or where he came from. Ears flicks as he speaks, the rough order spilling from his mouth holding a foreign hint to it.

A young boy, @Hubert arrives next, a single brow arching inquisitively as he spoke of giving the unnamed male a name. How interesting that would be, perhaps @Dog would prefer it. The yearling held that familiar stench that he was coming to know well and he knew, before he spoke it, that he was from the Mire.

Ears press back, listening to his sales pitch. What exactly did he mean by lions like him? Had the youngster been able to access the beast by merely looking at him? Who knew what laid beneath that rough exterior - that aloof personality.

Slowly does his head turn back to the rogue, his pale gaze offering him a look of curiosity. "What generous offers and...commands." He muses lowly, a smirk curving dark lips. Shoulders roll back as he sighs and settles down to sit, realizing this might take a moment and he was in no rush to tire out his legs.

The tip of his tail flicks lightly, idly wondering what or if he should say anymore for now. Surely the beast would appreciate a moment to digest the multitude of options he had - even though Alexander himself hadn't outright offered anything - yet.

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ooc: major apologies for the delay! life happened...

The approach of another drew the dog's gaze away from the brightly colored Oasis lion for a mere moment. Dual-toned eyes were the only thing to move, tracing @Vermier's dark appearance in the shadows of the night before he came up alongside @Alexander. Not as large as the piebald fellow, and with a different scent about him. The hound was old enough to realize that these might be pride scents from the lands that lay beyond the sandbar. Banners to bolster themselves beneath. Perhaps, though, there was a much simpler explanation, that of simply smelling like one's home wherever that may be. The Fröhlich male held nothing in particular himself, having traveled for so long lately. He was just a muddled mess of dirt and dust.

Give name, the newcomer barked, lacking any and all frivolous tones that the previous man had offered. Had the mongrel not already been agitated by this blockade in the first place, he might have held his temper. Luckily for Vermier, though, the dog had already been baited. Without a second thought, the plum lion sprang forward with a snarl, seeking to close up whatever meager distance lay between them. Jaws parted as the dog's head tilted to his own left, attempting to bite at the right side of his opponent's neck. Meanwhile, the rogue's right front paw would lift with claws exposed, seeking to thrash it down upon anything along the Dieudonne's left side. Specific targets were not important in the hound's mind. He need only show that he was not someone to be barked at. For that matter, though, anyone else was given no further attention, not even caring if he might bump into Alexander in the process of all this mess. Nor did the beast pay any mind to the youngster, @Hubert.

@Dog vs. @Vermier
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Hits:
Rolling 7d20: 8 + 9 + 16 + 18 + 19 + 1 + 14

Dodges:
Rolling 4d20: 16 + 3 + 13 + 11

Luck:
Rolling 5d20: 3 + 20 + 5 + 15 + 19

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GOD KILLS INDISCRIMINATELY AND SO SHALL WE
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Typically rogues were not dangerous unless claimed, and he only claimed females. The stronger and more cunning sex anyway. Vermier was alert and raring for a fight, but he was alert toward the wrong target - first the Oasis male, who did not take him up on his implied offer to tagteam bully the rogue, and then a yearling from the Mire. Amara's allies. That one had a carefree pattern of speech that Vermier took to be a product of youth rather than true, destined arrogance. True and fine and pure arrogance was well aged and well scarred and... would not be unsettled simply because it had been taken unaware.

Vermier's gaze whipped back, eyes narrowing upon the instinctual lunge of the Dog. This one had little artifice and much instinct. Perhaps a predictable trigger. The rogue's attacks were not tricksy, but they were intense. Vermier's frame lowered as jaws neared the right side of his neck and stinky rogue fangs buried within the upper portion of his mane, near the bony jaunt of his shoulder blades. Not a deep or firm grip, missing the furrowed surfaces of his scruff, but it was a hold and blood ran to stain the russet mane from punctures of pain. His own skull, lowered and suddenly slavering, attempted to hook fangs into the upper right portion of the chest. Claws from Dog's working right arm slipped down Vermier's ribs on his left side, following the inlets of bone and leaving little streams of red.

@Dog vs @Vermier
Dominance
1/3

Hits:
Rolling 6d20: 15 + 5 + 19 + 12 + 10 + 13

Dodges:
Rolling 6d20: 18 + 20 + 13 + 3 + 6 + 12

Luck:
Rolling 5d20: 9 + 19 + 8 + 12 + 10

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