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October 2018 Announcements

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  1. Polaris
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    October 2018 Announcements
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    News in Brief

    • [Challenges] A fun new way for to earn rewards by being active on the site
    • [Student Council] The new student council has been elected
    • [Events] Help celebrate Samhain with the Masquerade Ball
    • [Events] The Year of the Gods continues with October's Festival of Borne Fruit
    • [Staff Change] Ashes has stepped down as Ranger
    • [Odds and Ends] A small change to the posts required for some Ability Updates
    • [Spotlights] Congratulations to our Spotlight Member @Emy, and our Spotlight Character Alexis Brouillard

    Challenges

    In an effort to simplify contests, and provide something more cohesive and compelling, we've decided to replace contests with an entirely new system: Challenges! These are monthly goals for you to work towards and earn rewards for being active. Each month there will be a list of several challenges with different tiers to achieve. For each tier you complete you can earn vouchers!

    Read more about the new challenge system here and October's challenges here.


    New Student Council

    The votes were counted and your new Starlight Academy Student Council has been announced:

    President: Liliana
    Vice President: Jude Genovese
    Auditor: Alma Malivani
    Treasurer: Elisa Pelham
    Secretary: Yasmin Naaji


    Masquerade Ball

    It's that time of year again, Samhain has come and it's cause for a celebration as usual. One of the most popular parts of the festivities during this month is the annual Masquerade Ball. The Ball is held on the night of the 31st but the thread is open for you to post in all month long.


    Festival of Borne Fruit

    As the Year of the Gods overarching plot continues, the god October has arranged for a small clearing in the woods to be set aside. Plants can be seen growing into the shapes of stalls, tables and benches. All are welcome to stop by and enjoy the food, games and fun once the festival begins.

    The ICC will change setting to the Festival of Borne Fruit for this event on Oct. 12-14


    Staff Change

    Ashes is stepping down as a Ranger. We thank them for all of their help as part of the staff team.


    Odds and Ends

    As a slight adjustment for our Ability Upgrades system we are clarifying that going forward not all actives will be requiring 10 posts to upgrade. Some abilities, those which are particularly weak or that closely mimic the effects of existing common magical items, may instead only require 5 or even 0 posts instead.


    Spotlights


    Spotlight Member:
    @Emy

    Emy is a member from way back who recently came back with a bang. They designed and are running a massive plot that has drawn in a huge portion of the active members on the site. It's got new powers for people to find, luck rolls to get random chances at cool temporary companions and a fantastic reason for all kinds of characters to interact in way they wouldn't normally. Great work on your Game of Divine Right plot and we're glad to see you back here Emy!

    Spotlight Character: Alexis Brouillard

    It's always a great surprise when we see such a huge amount of character development, but boy, has Alexis had some character development. He's gone from a stuck up brat to someone who's lost almost everything, and now we're seeing him slowly get himself together again. It's great seeing him find friends, making up with those he once fought with, and it's even better seeing him become a genuinely good person.​
     
  2. Polaris
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    October 2018 Mid-Month Announcements
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    News in Brief

    • [Update] The Island Happenings forum exists to help you keep up to date on what's happening in other people's plots
    • [Events] The Masquerade Ball Continues throughout October
    • [Events] The Year of the Gods summary has been updated
    • [Challenges] Remember to claim your challenges for this month
    • [Lore] We've added some more detail about the use of unusual substances for some species
    • [Odds and Ends] Emy has rejoined staff. We've updated the FAQ on rebooting characters. There was a clarification about sex swap charms.
    Island Happenings
    The Island Happenings forum has been created to collect together several threads that will help you keep up to date on what's happening around the island. The Rumor Mill, Crime Reports, and the Newspaper Clippings have all been moved to this new forum. Every month, we'll repost the threads, and we encourage all players to both read and post regularly. You can find the forum here.

    Masquerade Ball
    It's that time of year again, Samhain has come and it's cause for a celebration as usual. One of the most popular parts of the festivities during this month is the annual Masquerade Ball. The Ball is held on the night of the 31st but the thread is open for you to post in all month long.

    Year of the Gods
    After the Festival of Borne Fruit, the Year of the Gods summary has been updated. It includes details on all the boons and events so far.

    Challenges
    We've seen great participation in our monthly challenges so far! If you haven't yet, be sure to check them out and claim any challenges you might qualify for. We've updated the first post to include some clarifications, so check out the notes near the bottom for more details.

    Read more about the new challenge system here and October's challenges here.

    Substance Use Lore
    We've updated some lore on substance use for non-human species. You can find the full details here for how Manta Carlos handles impairing substances that only effect certain species.

    Odds and Ends
    We'd like to welcome @Emy back to the staff team, joining us as a moderator.

    We've updated the FAQ Question on your options when restarting or rebooting an existing character.

    We've expanded the description for the Sex Swap Charm to include the following note: "The sex swap charm does not change who a character is attracted to, or how they act." No change is required from players.​
     


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