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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 (01/25/2024)
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2024 Is Here!

Wow! Another year of Amaryllis is behind us, so happy third birthday to the site! This community has grown in so many ways, and while 2023 certainly had its ups and downs, we are extremely proud of everyone’s ability to come together and focus on the thing that we’re all here to do: have fun and write. Shoutout to all of you reading this for making this place what it is!

Together, let’s all look towards some 2024 community resolutions – let this year be a year of growth, kindness, respect, and fun. We are hopeful that our members will be able to embody the following things this year:

  • Reach out to new members and make new friends! You never know where a new friend or kindred spirit may be hiding;
  • Let go of the past. We know there is a lot of history here and amongst the rpg community, but be open-minded and willing to embrace good, healthy change – for yourself and others. Do what you need to do to let go of grudges and forgive others where you can.
  • Be open to trusting others – this goes for trusting the intentions of other members and staff alike. We are all human and just doing our best, and it’s something we should all be aware of. Reach out and fix issues, address concerns, and be willing to engage in open, productive communication habits.
  • Encourage and uplift others. This is the year for self-care and positivity! Let’s make it one of the best yet by practicing supportive habits, kindness, and generosity where we can.
  • Laugh. Write. Smile. Enjoy. Touch some grass! Find balance. Acknowledge the balance and boundaries of others.

Quick-FIre Updates and Reminders

  • Proper Art Credits: We are asking that all members do their very best to put proper credits in tables and profiles at all times. We know that sometimes you may not remember who did what, but please always try and give credit, even if you did it yourself! If you’re not sure where you got the coding from, ask. The Staff team will be on the lookout for this and may reach out if we notice that credits are lacking.

  • Suggestions: Suggestions are a helpful element for both members and Sr Staff. We offer the ability to give suggestions because the creative minds of the members will often bring some amazing ideas that help the site as a whole and improve our mechanics. However, it is also important to remember that they are a lot of work for Sr Staff and they require a large amount of bandwidth to review, discuss, decide on, and then sometimes implement. We are also aware (and are sure you are too) that we have a backlog at the moment – the Sr Staff team has really struggled with this, and feel as though we are constantly playing “catch-up”, so to speak. Due to this backlog, suggestions will be closed until April. Between now and then, the Sr. Staff team will be working to clear out ALL of the pending suggestions so that we can start fresh and revisit our suggestions system with an empty plate.

  • Pride Laws: Pride laws are important ICly and all members should consult them via the pride page when joining a pride or entering a pride’s territory. While they are enforceable IC (within the rules of the site and PVP system), Sr.Staff does not enforce pride laws OOC. Unless a site rule has also been broken, pride laws are not related to the Staff team.

  • Account Names: Like in real life, there are often names that are similar to one another. If an account name is taken, we encourage members to use alternative spellings, add accents, etc., so that they can still use the name(s) that they like or want for their character. Please keep this in mind and be understanding when others create characters with similar names - this is within the site rules and we do not want to see members being made to feel guilty over this.

  • Removal of Trade Change Cooldown: From this point forward, you are able to change your characters trades as often as you’d like with no cooldown. If your character is currently on a cooldown for this, you can consider it wiped/gone. This also means that these changes will no longer be tracked by Staff – however, please remember that changing your trades will result in your exp being set back to 0, unless you have a gifted trade change pass.

  • Cooldowns for death matches have been extended to 4 weeks.

  • Absences (in maintenance) will now be submitted via the form. Posts will only be deleted from the thread once a member’s absence has ended.

OOC-IC and IC-OOC Issues

Staff are aware that the lines between IC and OOC can oftentimes be blurry and hard to understand. However, given that we are all adults here, there is a stronger need to remember to try and keep OOC emotions separate from things that go on IC, and vice-versa. While you are valid in getting upset by things that may happen, also remember that this is a game, and that things out of your control are often a part of games. Getting overly upset or lashing out because of IC things is not okay and Sr Staff will begin intervening more if these issues persist.

Information that is learned OOC also needs to be kept OOC. The best rule is to stick to things that are learned IC by your characters. Do not assume anything about another person’s character unless you’ve asked them if you can do so and they’ve agreed. Speaking with other roleplayers is the best way to know what someone is comfortable with being known about their character versus what they’re not comfortable with.

Changes to Fatigue Dice

Based on feedback from members and watching the fatigue system in use over time, we have the following modification to the fatigue system and fatigue dice:

  • Fatigue dice only apply to a fight that reaches round 2.
  • Forfeiting, defaulting, or escaping a fight in the first round negates fatigue dice for both parties.
  • The winner will still be able to take part in another fight in the thread, the loser will not be able to.

Escaping a Pride and Escaping Fights/Thefts

Please note that the following changes only apply to threads started after this announcement. Previous threads are not grandfathered in.

Stopping a Pride Escape: Any marked pride member can attempt to stop another character from escaping their pride. They must have the proper user-group in order to do this, and a pending joining thread is not enough. This means that a rank is no longer needed in order to try and prevent pride escapes.

Hiding While Trying to Escape: Attempting to escape a fight will nullify your character’s ability to hide within a thread, including the use of any hiding trade perks. For example: if your character is hidden in a thread and there is a subsequent theft challenge for them, attempting to escape the fight will void their hidden status.


Pride Challenge Changes and Leadership Requirements Reminders


Challenging for a Pride: The minimum post count needed to challenge for a pride is now 150 posts. As per usual, they must have 5 posts within the last 7 days (these are down to the hour/minute) (not including the challenge post). Additionally, your character must be on site for at least 30 days before initiating a pride challenge.

  • In order to challenge for a pride when coming back from being inactive, you must make at least 50 posts and be back on site for at least 15 days.
    • These 50 posts are in excess of the base requirement of 150. So, if they have not reached 150 posts yet, they will need a total of 200 posts prior to challenging.

There are no changes to claiming an empty pride.

Posting Requirements for Leaders: As a reminder, posting requirements are down to the minute. The Admin team does their best to stay on top of leader post requirements and catch these things on time. However, there are times that we can’t notice things right away – in an effort to be transparent, we want to share our mentality and how we are choosing to approach this:

  • If the leader gets their posts in before the Admin team notices, then there will not be a disband or penalty to the leader.
    • We understand that this is a little loose, but we have found that it is the fairest way for us to manage leadership requirements.
  • If and when the Admin team notices that posting requirements have been failed, the penalty/disband will be applied no matter what.
  • Additionally, we are asking that members do not go out of their way to check the posting requirements of other players, and that they do not alert the Admin team of failed requirements via their own policing. We do not want to encourage members to police each other in this regard.

Pride History Checks: Pride history is based on the IC month and when the month rolls over (every second Friday). Even if the Sr. Staff team does not announce the IC month change in Discord or change it right-away on site, the month is still considered “changed” and the pride history needs to be properly updated.

Adjustments to Albino & Melanistic Mutation

In order to help diversify genetics and enhance our breeding system, we are changing the way that we handle and view the albino and melanistic mutations on-site.

From this point forward, the albino and melanistic mutations will be completely separate from pelt colors. What does this mean? This means that every character that has the albino or melanistic mutation will have a separate base-pelt color that they will need to select. Albinism and Melanism will no longer be pelt colors, but the swatches will remain to help with design-making.

Example: Bobby is a fully albino character. Their base pelt is brown. When they have cubs, their base pelt and mutation will be rolled for separately and do not impact each other.

If you want your albino/melanistic character to have a premium (not free) pelt color as their base, you will need to pay for that pelt, as per usual, during the character creation phase, on top of the cost of the mutation.

If you have a rolled cub, who was born on-site, that is albino or melanistic, you can choose to have either of their parents pelt colours for free as the cub’s base. The pelt colour chosen for a rolled-cub with albinism/melanism must be directly found within their genetics.

With this adjustment, we will also be allowing the albinism and melanism mutations to manifest as full or partial albinism/melanism. When you buy one of these mutations, you can choose whether you want them to be full albino/melanistic, or partial (taking up part of the body). Partial albinism/melanism means that their base pelt color, whatever it is for that character, will show. Full albinism/melanism means that the entirety of their base pelt color is completely visually hidden beneath the mutation.

If you currently have an active albino or melanistic character, you can request the adjustment of their pelt color on their profile in general maintenance. If you are choosing a premium pelt color, you need to purchase it/pay for it at the time of the change – if you are choosing a Tier 1 pelt color, it will be free.

  • Any albino/melanistic characters that do not have their base pelt color updated when they submit a cub request will not be able to have their cubs rolled until this has been fixed.

Peaceful Leadership Transfers

If a pride is transferred from a High Sovereign to a Sovereign/Heir that has held their leadership rank for at least 3 OOC months, the following changes will apply:

  • The pride tiers will not be lost/will not drop down to zero; and
  • The new High Sovereign will be given a one month cooldown

The leadership change must happen ICly and can only happen after the High Sovereign has been in the same leadership position for at least one IC year. The new leader (the one it is being peacefully passed to) must hold the rank for at least another IC year before it can be peacefully passed on again to a different character.

This will not apply if the leadership change is believed to be done with the sole intention to avoid a disband and/or lengthen cooldowns.

Changes to Breeding

After reviewing the breeding system and hearing the thoughts and concerns of members within the community following the previous update, the breeding system will be undergoing a final change. Please note that we would like to see how this plays out before considering any more changes.

  • Each character may have a max of 10 cubs per OOC year. This is irrespective of their biological sex, the amount of litters they have, etc.
  • The breeding cooldown for lionesses will be reverted back to 6 IC months.

We are hoping that this better balances the realism aspect of lionesses birthing/nursing, and wanting to mitigate mass breeding. This applies automatically to all characters on-site — any cubs that your character has had this IC year counts towards their 10 cub max. Things will roll over in IC Y12.


Hunt System Overhaul

We will be moving to a member-led hunt system. This will remove the need for Staff to roll and post results, and will allow hunts to move quicker for members and prides.

To spare the duplication of information in this update, you can find the new hunt system in the Guidebook. Please take the time to read it fully as there are significant changes to this mechanic.

In relation to this, for pride hunt tiers, the prey needs to be successfully taken down by the end of the OOC month that the thread was created in order for the hunt to count towards that month’s tier tracking.

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Hunt System Overhaul

Please see the hunt page for the updated version of the system. We have adjusted the dice roller to be able to make hunts a little easier for all. We have also added back in the pride size information as that accidently got removed in the overhaul.

This also includes a change to how Beatnik master/sub-master perk is rolled which has been changed on the trade perk usage page.

We are sorry for the change so quickly after the system was announced but we wanted to roll this out as soon as it was up to help with some of the confusion/issue that popped up.


Hunt System Overhaul 2/10 Change

We are making the following changes to the hunt system. This will be reflected in the guidebook.

The hits are 11 and up to mirror the fights, luck for hunts will remain at 18 and up.

We are also raising the number of dodges that prey animals have:

Easy - 6 dodges
Medium - 12 dodges
Hard - 20 dodges
Extra hard - 30 dodges

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When we update in the back end for the new prey dodge number to be shown when rolled, the old numbers will be changed also. Any hunt thread started prior to this announcement that has a rolled prey listed will be able to still use the old dodges and any successful hunts already completed still count even once the number shown changes as long as it's clear ICly/with the tally that the hunt has been completed.


2/19 Change

We updated the guidebook to help with understanding and moved extra hard prey for neutral hunts to the hard prey roll.

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