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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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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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Site Update (01/19/2023)
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January Update

The Staff team has a few things to update everyone on in celebration of the new year. We sincerely hope that everyone enjoyed the site-wide break and the downtime, and have been able to get back into the swing of things feeling refreshed and ready to take on 2023!

Quick Fire Updates

  • We will be rotating our first pair of breed-only pelts, lilac and strawberry back into RDG and litter rolls. This means that plum and abyss pelts will be out of the rotation for the time being, starting officially on February 1.
  • Some changes have been made to the audition templates when joining with a new character. Please make sure that you are using the proper, updated application for all new and returning accounts. Any applications that are posted prior to this do not need to be updated.
  • To help with backlog, the Fight Club is being trained on how to tally fights. The Fight Club will only be handling fights that do not result in any wounded rolls (i.e. spars, dominance, claims, ranks, theft); we hope that this adjustment will help with limbo and get results posted faster. Big shout out to the FC for agreeing to take on these extra responsibilities!
  • When a ticket is opened that involves a Fight Club member, a private discord thread will be made with the Sr Staff and the remaining Fight Club members to discuss and determine the outcome of the issue.
  • Dice rolls for tie-breaking fights and the level 5 Paladin/Barbarian re-roll perk will now be done on-site in the fight thread. This is changing from these being rolled in Discord.
    • Level 5 Paladin/Barbarian re-roll use, if two or more characters in a fight have a level 5 fight re-roll perk and one character uses theirs, the other(s) will be given 24 hours to request their own re-roll before the fight is tallied.

  • Don't forget about our ongoing Posting Raffle!

Guidebook Review Update

We are nearly done with the first half of the guidebook review! Our Guidebook Team has been working very hard alongside the Sr. Staff team to make sure that things are getting done, and we are making improvements to the content, flow, and rules of the site.

We hope to have this first half out by the start of February, so keep your eyes peeled! The rest of the Guidebook will be revamped in the second cycle.

Following the completion of the complete Guidebook review, we are also considering a potential overhaul on the layout of the Guidebook — so, whereas we are currently focused on condensing and streamlining the content, this overhaul would include more visual aspects, such as design. This will only be looked at most closely after all the new Guidebook pages are in place, but we wanted to flag this to the community for future reference.

Next Steps and How the Update Will Work:

  • When we announce the roll-out of the new Guidebook pages, the Guidebook will be updated on-site with the new information and any changes to the rules will be considered in place at that time.
  • When the pages are announced, we will also be providing members with a tracker of the major things that have been changed. There will be a number of smaller updates as well, so we do hope that you take the time to look at all the pages in full.
  • There will also be a Google Doc folder that has a copy of the old Guidebook pages to allow you to refer to those if needed.
  • The thread that will be used to announce the publishing of the revamped Guidebook pages will be open for members to ask clarifying questions. We will only be answering questions about the Guidebook on-site, and this is being done so that all members will have access to questions and answers.
  • If any small changes are made based on questions that we receive at this time, we will add a tracker to the main post to help members keep up.

The Admin Team

Due to conflicting IRL things, the Admin team has been on opposite schedules for a while now — to help mitigate this and keep things running smoothly moving forwards, we are looking to add another Admin to the team sometime soon. We want the community to have a heads up with this, and also explain how we intend to prepare someone to move into this position.

Becoming an Admin is (not surprisingly!) a lot of work, and it comes with ownership of the site and lots of backend and forward-facing responsibilities. Since this is a very large commitment (in terms of time, energy, etc.) for someone to have, the current Admin Team will be creating a Co-Admin position to help ease individuals into the role and give them to chance to ‘feel things out’ before committing 100%.

Co-Admins will essentially be Admins-In-Training until they, and the other Admins, feel that they are ready to move up. The only differences between the Admin and the Co-Admin positions are site ownership and access to our PayPal. Co-Admins will be expected to handle all site-related matters and be treated the same as the other Admins. Co-Admins will also have to have been on the Staff team before moving up, in order to make sure that they understand the way that the site works and how to take care of all Staff duties.

Posting During An Absence

We have come up with new absence guidelines to allow some flexibility for members while they are away. We want to stress that these adjustments are voluntary and up to the discretion of the person who is on absence. No one should be asking members who are on absence for posts, and everyone should still continue to respect each other’s boundaries.

Moving forward, if a member has a posted absence that lasts 5 days or more, they are permitted to make a maximum of 5 posts (per character) during that absence. Posting more than this will result in your absence being voided and removed.

  • IE: Ice is away for 5 days. She can post on Amara 5 times, Elaine 5 times, Hanneth 5 times, or she can choose not post at all.

This change is being made to accommodate members who may need a break, but would still like to keep things going IC (to a smaller extent), like preventing limbo or wrapping up important threads. Again, this system is completely optional and voluntary for any member taking an absence — you will never be penalized for not posting while on an official absence.

Periodic Site-Wide Breaks

After the positive response that our holiday break garnered from the community, the Admin team is looking for input on whether the community would like/appreciate/value similar, periodic, Amaryllis down-time. We know that breaks can improve OOC dynamics, give everyone some breathing room, and act as a de-stressor — which is why we are interested in exploring this further.

When we say downtime, we want to emphasize that that does not mean that the site would be inaccessible or unusable for those that want it. The intent would be to follow a similar system for what we did during our holiday break, which included: no posting requirements (including leadership reqs), fight timer pauses, pride challenge freezes, pausing the inactivity bot, giving staff a temporary relief from maintenance duties, and so forth. Essentially, we minimize the stressors and workload while giving people the flexibility to post as desired, or not to post entirely if a break is needed.

We will be opening up a poll in the Discord sever, as well as a community discussion there to hear everyone’s thoughts and see what the preference is. If you are not in the server and would like to weigh in, please reach out to a Sr Staff member to cast your vote. Thank you in advance!

Pride Challenges and Thread Tags

Pride challenges are a common part of life in Amaryllis and, in the past, they have always been open to the whole community (i.e. AW threads). While this was not a site rule, it was common practice and what most people have gotten used to and come to expect out of challenges.

We understand, however, that AW pride challenges can also be incredibly stressful or overwhelming due to the attention it garners and how big these threads usually become.

To balance these expectations, moving forwards, pride challenges can be marked as semi-private, but only if BOTH sides agree to it prior to the challenge being posted. A semi-private pride challenge must happen on the pride-lands and will be open to the supporters of the challenger, the pride members of the pride being challenged for, and prides that are marked as allies or friendly on the pride page. If both parties do not agree to a semi-private thread, then it must be tagged as an AW thread.

OOC Game Changes

In addition to some adjustments to our current OOC games, over the next few months we will be introducing some new site games too! We hope that you all enjoy these changes and have fun with them; more information will come soon.

Current OOC Game Changes

  • Pair of the Month will now be Group of the Month and nominations can include between 2 and 5 characters.
  • Writing Frenzy will now be an open game for all, meaning that sign-ups will no longer be needed or required. This is possible due to the coding that Koi wrote for us, which our host now runs on a monthly basis. It works by pulling the numbers for all active accounts over the span of the month — please note that winners will still not be allowed to win the same ranking twice.

Incoming New Games
  • RP Partner Roulette: After signing up, two members will be partnered up and rewards are given out based on the number of completed threads between them, with bonuses for longer threads.
  • LIONS Bingo: A bingo card (that says lions) with some fun things to strive for — this game will go on for however long it takes for someone to get LIONS. After someone wins, a new card will be made.
  • Word of the Month: The Staff team will pick a specific word each month, and rewards will be given out for properly using it in posts.

Amaryllis Advertising Drive

Amaryllis has officially been open for over two years now, and it has been awhile since we have done an Advertising Contest! Hopefully, this will be a fun and engaging way to bring some new people to the site — but please make sure to read all of the contest rules before participating and starting to post on other websites. You can learn more about the Advertising Drive here!

Thank you all for a wonderful year last year and we look forward to this coming year!

— The Staff Team

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