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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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Site Update (05/23/2023)
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Quickfire Updates

  • Creatures can now hold occupational ranks within prides. This will be the final change that will be made on creature ranks.
  • If your character is speaking in a different language in their post, you must have a written translation located within the post outside of the span/hover text, as mobile users cannot see the span codes. Failure to do will result in a reminder from staff.
  • Perk Changes for Barbarian Master and Sub-master perk: “Ability to take the throne for yourself if your pride is at risk of disbanding.” This has been changed due to a shift in the fatigue system.
  • For fights located in threads that are 20+ posts in length, all of the fight posts will need to be linked to individually when requesting judged. Failure to do so will result in a reminder from Staff, and the fight not being judged until the links have been provided.
  • Pride Tier Five Perk Change: Reaching Tier 5 will double the pride’s challenge cost buffer (earned by the primary leader’s posts).
    • The cap on a buffer that can be earned via posting is still 400 petals. Only the pride tier 5 perk can augment this via doubling.
    • Example : Bob is challenging Harry. Bob needs 200 petals for the base pass. Harry has maxed out their buffer AND the pride has tier 5 perk. Bob will need 1000 petals.

  • In order to challenge for or claim a pride, characters must now have 100 posts.

OOC Notes in Posts

Over the last few months, we have noticed an uptake in OOC notes around engaging in fights, asking for permission, etc. The Staff team would like to make it clear that we will not enforce these notes, and to remind everyone that the PVP system precedes these types of OOC notes.

If you don't want to risk your character getting attacked, we encourage you to either reduce their PVP or not post them to the thread in question. We do not intend to ban these sort of notes, since we can understand their utility and the fact that some people may be comfortable following them, but, again, would just like to remind the community that they are not binding/enforceable. If you feel as though you are unsure with your PVP level, it may be best to take a look at the system and make a selection that best matches your comfort levels.

With that said, it is also so important to remember to have empathy for others, and to be kind, thoughtful, and patient. We encourage you to communicate with others and try and understand their perspective, even when you may not see eye to eye. Members often have a lot happening in their lives and reaching out prior to a fight or pulling them into a plot is something that can help everyone feel better about the site and their comfort — so please keep this in mind!

Welcoming and Involving New Members

We are beyond grateful that Amaryllis has a large, thriving, and interactive OOC community — a lot of our members share a lot of history, and we love being a space where everyone can reconnect. At the same time, we also have a lot of fresh faces who are either new to the community, new to roleplaying, or both!

Amaryllis is a place for everyone to belong and feel welcomed, which is why we want to ask everyone to be kind, welcoming, and extend an olive branch when they can to try and involve new members (or those outside of your typical writing circle!) in both OOC and IC spaces. We all know that it can be intimidating and/or difficult to be a new member and to try integrating within a vibrant community, which is why we are asking everyone to play their part in fostering an open and welcoming space. Making sure that you are not skipping over messages in the Discord server and involving others in or offering plots (when you can) are just some examples of what you can do to help others feel included as they settle in.

The Sr.Staff team will also be brainstorming some ideas on what else we can do to improve this dynamic, so if you have any ideas, please reach out!

Posting to fights while on absence

In a recent update, we adjusted our absence rules to allow for 5 posts to be made (per character) while someone is away. Since then, some confusion has come up around posting in fights while on absence.

The Sr. Staff team has decided that posting to a fight, new or ongoing, while on an official absence will void the absence. This is due to the timers being harder for both parties to track and a higher risk of confusion around the timers in these situations.

You can continue to make non-fight posts while on absence, within the 5-post limit.

Audition Form Changes and For Cubs Born On-Site

  • Moving forward, if your character was born on-site and goes inactive, if they are 1+ year old they will be required to use the normal audition form (versus the born on-site form).
  • We have also removed the weight and height fields from the audition form, but these numbers will still need to be listed correctly in your character’s profile.
  • Finally, for all cubs that are born on-site and are auditioning using the born on-site form, you will need to list out which parent any/all genetic markings are coming from.

fatigue system and wars/raids/skirmishes update

We have decided to release a small update to the Guidebook prior to the main release. We are doing this because Sr Staff feel as though it would be best to get it in place as soon as possible. Please read this completely as this will replace the current content in the Guidebook. We will also be adjusting some of the exp and petal tasks in order to reflect the addition of skirmishes.

Please note that we are still working on the general update to the Fight Page. This is only one part of its revamp that we wanted to release sooner.


    HIGHLIGHTS OF CHANGES
  • Removal of 3 fights per thread cap outside of a war/raid;
  • Re-balancing of how to reduce dice per the Fatigue System;
  • Addition of skirmishes;
  • Revamp of raids and the creation of their own mechanic; and
  • Higher threshold for war-status threads

FATIGUE SYSTEM

Characters in Amaryllis can engage in multiple fights per thread. Characters can continue fighting in a thread until they (a) lose a fight, or (b) have the sum of their hit and dodge dice reduced to less than 4.

  • Hit and dodge are reduced by a sum of 2 for every subsequent fight in the same thread. See below for examples on what this looks like.
    • If your character’s hit or dodge are reduced to 0 but they are still above the 4 dice threshold, you still need to reduce their remaining dice for a sum of 2 for each subsequent fight.
    • Luck dice are excluded from the fatigue system and do not reduce.
    • Dice are also reduced for incurring wounded rolls.
    • This means that, as long as a character continues to win, they can engage in any amount of fights until the sum of their hit and dodge dice falls to less than 4.

    • EXAMPLE 1: Bob’s dice are 7-5-5. As he continues to fight in a war and assuming that he does not lose any fights or incur any wounded rolls, his dice would fall accordingly:
      Fight 1: 7-5-5
      Fight 2: 6-4-5
      Fight 3: 5-3-5
      Fight 4: 4-2-5
      Fight 5: 3-1-5
      Fight 6: 2-0-5

      Fight 5 is the last fight that Bob could engage in. This is because, in Fight 6, the sum of his hit and dodges dice is only 2, which is below the 4-dice threshold.

      EXAMPLE 2: Jane’s dice are 4-5-5. As she continues to fight in a war and assuming that she does not lose any fights, her dice would fall accordingly:
      Fight 1: 4-5-5
      Fight 2: 3-4-5
      Fight 3: 2-3-5
      Fight 4: 1-2-5

      Fight 3 is the last fight that Jane could engage in. This is because in Fight 4, the sum of her hit and dodges dice is only 3, which is below the 4 dice threshold.

      EXAMPLE 3: Sally’s dice are 2-8-5. As she continues to fight in a war and assuming that she does not lose any fights, her dice would fall accordingly:
      Fight 1: 2-8-5
      Fight 2: 1-7-5
      Fight 3: 0-6-5
      Fight 4: 0-4-5
      Fight 5: 0-2-5


      Fight 4 is the last fight that Sally could engage in. This is because in Fight 5, the sum of her hit and dodges dice is only 2, which is below the 4-dice threshold. Sally also lost 2 dice from her dodges in Fight 4 because her hits had already been reduced to 0.



Adjusting the dice for multiple fights in a thread is the responsibility of the players. Failure to deduct dice for subsequent fights in a given thread will result in an instant disqualification and loss, with no exceptions.

Staff cannot always mediate these types of threads and situations. If you see someone breaking the fight rules and you are a part of the fight, please bring it to Sr. Staff immediately.


If You Win A Fight:
If your character wins a fight, they can continue challenging or be challenged until they (a) lose a fight, or (b) have the sum of their hit and dodge dice reduced to less than 4.

  • If, at any time, the sum of your character’s hit + dodge dice reach less than 4, regardless of how many fights they have been in during the thread, they will be considered 'out' and cannot engage in any more fights.
    • If this happens to your character, you may play out the results as you wish, so long as they do not engage in more fights. They can pass out, run away, hang on the outskirts of the thread, etc.

If You Lose a Fight:
If your character loses a fight, they are barred from engaging in any other fights within that thread.

  • Once a character has lost a fight, they cannot attack or be attacked again in that thread unless OOC permission is given.
  • The only exception is for characters who have the associated Paladin or Barbarian trade perks.

Level 2 Barbarian/Paladin Perk: "Able to fight/defend (respectively) another character after losing a fight."
  • Having this perk means that your character can engage in another fight in the same thread, even after losing.
  • Even when using this perk, their dice still need to be reduced by a sum of 2 per subsequent fight.
  • If they lose again, they are out for good.


skirmishes, RAIDS, and wars

Raids, skirmishes, and wars are each unique situations that revolve around fighting, and so they are treated a little differently in terms of their guidelines and rules.

In order to have the status of a prospective skirmish/raid/war verified and to make it official, please post in Fight Updates and utilize the 'Skirmish/Raid/War Form'. The Soul of the Warrior account will then post to declare that the thread has officially reached the respective status.

Raids and wars are logged OOCly here. Skirmishes are not logged.

Basic Guidelines
These special rules only become active once the skirmish/raid/war has officially been declared in the thread by the @Soul of the Warrior account.

  • Any pride member, regardless of rank, can protect members of their pride and members of allied/pact prides against theft.
    • Allies and pacts must be roleplayed and made official IC before the start of the skirmish/raid/war thread and be listed as such on the pride page to count for this perk.
  • A lion cannot attack or attempt to steal the same character twice. They also cannot attack characters who have already lost fights in that thread.
  • Interference rules still apply.
  • Lions can engage and be challenged to multiple maim matches and wounded rolls are still at play.
  • If your character wins in a death match during a skirmish/raid/war, they can only be in another fight if they are the ones who initiate it.
    • In other words, winning a death match means that they can not be attacked again in that thread, and that it is your choice to have them fight more or not.
  • In all official skirmishes/raids/wars, exits are only valid after 48 hours have passed with it being uncontested.
    • During that 48-hour period, characters attempting to exit can be stopped, attacked (within the above guidelines), etc. by other characters.


Distinguishing Between Skirmishes, Raids, and Wars
All three scenarios are all defined as mass-fights between two or more factions (prides, families, etc.) that is the climax of conflict resulting from an IC build-up. From an OOC perspective, they share the same speciality rules that were outlined above, but have different sets of qualifiers.

SKIRMISHES
Skirmishes involve random small groups or pairs of fighting. This is when there are no clear sides to the fighting or conflict.
  • A thread is bumped to skirmish status when 5 or more fights have been started in a single thread.
  • A skirmish can be bumped up to war status if two clear factions/sides form and at least 4 additional fights (totalling 9) have been initiated between those sides.

RAIDS
Raids involve the invasion of another pride's territory with the intention of stealing members, resources, or depleting strength.
  • Only one raid can happen against a given pride at a time.
  • The offensive party initiating the raid must consist of at least 5 pride members, and at least one of these needs to hold a leader rank or the rank of Lead Fighter.
  • Once the intention has been made ICly (crossing the pride’s borders) and at least 5 members from the raiding party have posted, the thread can be considered an official raid.
  • During a raid, any member of the raiding pride can make claim/theft challenges, and any member of the defending pride can defend against them.
  • Allies wishing to help on either side of the raid need to post within 24 hours of the official raid announcement in the thread.
  • If the pride being raided loses 50% or more of the fights posted within the first week of the thread’s creation, they lose the raid and also lose one (1) pride tier.

    • This is capped at 1 pride tier per raid lost.
  • If the pride being raided wins more than 50% of the fights posted within the first week of the thread’s creation, they win the raid and no one loses a pride tier.
  • After a raid has finished, the pride that was raided will be placed on a two-month raid cooldown.

WARS
Wars involve clearly defined and opposing factions (which could be made up of prides, families, or other groups) engaging in battle against one another for an ICly-developed reason. These factions need to be clear and easily distinguishable.
  • A thread is bumped to war status when at least 8 fights have been started in a single thread and the criteria above is met.




Thank you for reading through all of this. If you have questions about the changes, please jump into the discord thread we have made, or contact a Sr.Staff member directly.

Love to you all,
Sr. Staff

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