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ZEALOTRY Users: Critical Notice on Continued Use

Edit: Our new HTML5 client (Orchil) is now open for beta testing in The Eternal City and Grendel's Revenge. Feel free to try give it a whirl at http://test.skotos.net/orchil/

Edit: We have made great strides toward a new HTML5 client, which should offer a replacement to Zealotry. We're hoping to release that in the very near future, but in the meantime, using Pale Moon remains the best method for ensuring there is zero interruption to your game playing during the transition.

As of November 14, Mozilla will be auto-updating all copies of Mozilla Firefox to Mozilla 57, a new edition of their browser that will disable all legacy add-ons. This will probably include the majority of the plug-ins that you use on Mozilla, including the Skotos Zealotry plug-in.

This is a big problem for us because Zealotry is the most stable of our clients at this time, and the one that we believe is in the widest use. There's unfortunately no easy way to update it, because we'd have to rewrite it from practically scratch, using their new programming system.

There are tricks that you could use to to prevent Mozilla updates, but we don't particularly suggest them, as you want to have a clean, secure browser. Fortunately, there are two alternative browsers that will support Zealotry. Each of them branched off of an earlier version of Mozilla Firefox, and each of them continues to be updated for important security issues.

Pale Moon Browser

The Pale Moon browser is our suggested replacement. It is a totally separate browser that branched off of Firefox some years ago. It will continue to support the classic plug-ins.

To install it:
  • Install Pale Moon (Windows & UNIX only)
  • Install the Zealotry XPI on Pale Moon
  • Restart the Pale Moon Browser
  • Play on Pale Moon

The official version of Pale Moon only supports Windows and UNIX, but you can also get a slightly less official version of Pale Moon for the Mac. We've tested it out and it looks like it's clean and works correctly, but use your own level of caution in working with the Mac variant.

If You Have Errors

Some users are experiencing "Content Encoding Errors" when using Pale Moon and Zealotry. As best we can tell, this is due to an incompatibility between Windows 8.1, Pale Moon, and Plugins. If you have this problem (or any other), we suggest instead using Mozilla's extended-release version of Firefox, which branched at Firefox 52. It's expected to remain supported until at least June 28, 2018, by which time Mozilla is planning to jump their ESR to a post-plugin phase. This is therefore a short-term solution, but we expect to have full release of our New HTML5 client well before that.

To install it:
The Big Picture

Our larger-scale goal is to introduce a new client that will be usable on any browser and make our games generally more accessible. We've had a HTML5 client in process since last year, but are currently hitting roadblocks that make a deployment before November 14 problematic. We've also just started a second project, which would be more specifically focused as a Zealotry replacement, without worries about new bells or new whistles. Both of these possibilities are being done out-of-house, by Skotos players, but they're receiving our highest level of attention for whatever support they need, as this is all our top priority.

So, consider this a short-term fix, but in the meantime if you use Zealotry, please download one of the alternative browsers and test them out ASAP.
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OB Library: New Books and Announcements

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    The Outer Bailey Library would like to announce our newest additions to the book inventory. We also would like to thank all who contributed to these books. It is our hope to continue filling our shelves with books so that those in the past, present, and future may enjoy and learn through them. Should you wish to submit your own books please contact a librarian after viewing the submission process here.

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    • The Bounty, Yazmin Reymess
    • The Assassin, Yazmin Reymess
    • The Perfect Man, sera Calamity
    • The Empty House: Part One, sera Calamity
    • Beginners Guide to Oil Painting, Edward Keyland
    • A Compilation of Castle Poetry: Vol III, Josie Brennan
    • Castle Marrach Culture Series - Book One: OB Foods and Drinks, Adeline Blackburn

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    Library News:
    • New Library Assistant: Jeszarae - Will be aiding the librarians with tasks and reviving the OB Book Club.
    • Current Members: Adeline, Keyland, Calamity and Sassa.
    • New Events: Scavenger Hunt; see here fore more details.

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    Apprentice Jeweler
    Royal Purse Bearer
    Royal Librarian
    Honored Guest
    Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

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    The Outer Bailey Library would like to once again announce our newest additions to the book inventory.

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    • A Compilation of Castle Poetry: Vol IV, Josie Brennan
    • A Complete Historical Index of the Era of Recent Awakenings Volume III: Year Ten, Adeline Blackburn
    • A Psychological Experiment, sera Calamity
    • Castle Marrach Culture Series - Book Two: IB Foods and Drinks, Adeline Blackburn
    • In the Seance Room, sera Calamity
    • Lost Souls, Mistress Wilena
    • The Defiant One, Yazmin Reymess
    • The Empty House: Part Two, sera Calamity
    • The Invasion of Riven Hills, Master Emerick
    • The Nettle Spinner, sera Calamity
    • The Outer Bailey Library: Career Day 18thYR - Royal Chief of Medicine, Doctor Dolph, Adeline Blackburn
    • The Outer Bailey Library: Career Day 18thYR - Chief Scribe of the Chambers, Mistress Lilly, Adeline Blackburn
    • The Smirker, Yazmin Reymess
    • Works of Horror: Vol II, sera Calamity

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    Apprentice Jeweler
    Royal Purse Bearer
    Royal Librarian
    Honored Guest
    Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

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    • #3
      The Outer Bailey Library would like to once again announce our newest additions to the book inventory.
      Thank you all for your contributions.

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      • A Guide to Stars, Josie Brennan
      • Beauty 101, sera Vasilisa
      • How to Accessorize with Jewelery, Adeline Blackburn
      • Nail Care and Manicures Guide, sera Vasilisa
      • Poetic Forms, Celaena Sardothien
      • Styling Vol I, Hair Care Dos and Dont's, Josie Brennan
      • Teanga and Fun, Celaena Sardothien
      • The Dangerous Prince, Part One, sera Yazmin
      • The Dangerous Prince, Part Two, sera Yazmin
      • The Forked-Tongued Princess, sera Calamity
      • The Prospective Librarian, Adeline Blackburn
      • The Thirteen, Mistress Wilena
      • Vasi's Clean Limericks, sera Vasilisa

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      Apprentice Jeweler
      Royal Purse Bearer
      Royal Librarian
      Honored Guest
      Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

      Comment


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        The Outer Bailey Library would like to once again announce our newest additions to the book inventory.
        Thank you all for your contributions.


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        • Guide to Perfecting Eyebrows, sera Vasilisa
        • Jewel Colors and Symbolism, Adeline Blackburn
        • The Guide to Hair Coloring, sera Vasilisa
        • The OB Library: Career Day 18thYR- The Duelists, Mistress Josie, Adeline Blackburn
        • Works of Horror lll, sera Calamity

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        Apprentice Jeweler
        Royal Purse Bearer
        Royal Librarian
        Honored Guest
        Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

        Comment


        • #5

          The Outer Bailey Library would like to once again announce our newest additions to the book inventory.
          Thank you all for your contributions.


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          • A Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams: Volume One, sera Calamity
          • A Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams: Volume Two, sera Calamity
          • Bad Poetry: Book One, Various Authors
          • Bad Poetry: Book Two, Various Authors
          • Collaborative Poetry, sera Elora
          • Eurydice and Orpheus, Sera Calamity
          • Library Poetry Various Authors
          • Mythical Creatures: The guide, Adeline Blackburn & sera Calamity
          • The Little Mermaid: Part One, Adeline Blackburn
          • The Little Mermaid: Part Two, Adeline Blackburn

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          Apprentice Jeweler
          Royal Purse Bearer
          Royal Librarian
          Honored Guest
          Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

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            The Outer Bailey Library would like to once again announce our newest additions to the book inventory.
            All book donations should be sent to sera Calamity.

            Thank you all for your contributions.


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            • Bad Poetry: Book Three, Various Authors
            • Beauty Tips for Flawless Skin, sera Vasilisa
            • Castle Marrach: Outer Bailey Groups and Crafting Guilds, Adeline Blackburn
            • Castle Marrach: The Royal Offices, Adeline Blackburn
            • How to Grow Your Hair, sera Vasilisa
            • Library Poetry, Various Authors
            • Playing Chess - Middle Game Basics, Anton Blake
            • The Basics of Chess, Anton Blake
            • The Hunted, Vaden Amberthorne

            Current Members:
            Royal Librarian: Mistress Adeline
            Head Librarian: Sera Calamity
            Junior Librarian: Master Trisan
            Junior Librarian-in-Training: Sera Sofya

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            Apprentice Jeweler
            Royal Purse Bearer
            Royal Librarian
            Honored Guest
            Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

            Comment


            • #7
              The full story of sera Rosalie and the Mysterious Mask is available for denizens in both the Inner and Outer Bailey Library.

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              Apprentice Jeweler
              Royal Purse Bearer
              Royal Librarian
              Honored Guest
              Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

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