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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. 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.

Mozilla Firefox ESR

An alternative for all users, but especially for Mac users, is Mozilla's extended-release version of Firefox that branched at Firefox 52. It's expected to remain supported until at least June 28, 2016, by which time Mozilla is planning to jump their ESR to a post-plugin phase. This is therefore a short-term solution, but one that should work for a while longer.

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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Outer Library: Career Day

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    Career Day

    The Outer Library is proud to announce the start of Career Day. This day will happen once every moon and consists of influential denizens of the castle coming to speak about their career of choice. Furthermore, they will discuss the road they took to get where they are today and the struggles they encountered on their path. They will answer related questions and accept applications should they have open positions. You will learn what it takes to do thier job and how to decide what your career will be.

    This event was created to encourage denizens to learn about the many jobs in the castle. To always continue on with your dreams for hard work often pays off. Each moon we will have a new guest of honor and a different career. Perhaps you may walk out with a plan for your future, the possibilities are endless so I strongly suggest all denizens join.

    Last edited by SeraAdeline; 03-21-2017, 05:09 PM.

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

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    Master Dolph


    I'm excited to announce that Master Dolph has graciously agreed
    to be our first Career Day guest speaker. He will be in the outer library on the fifteenth day of this moon at the sixth late bell. The master will be speaking about his role as Royal Chief of Medicine along with members from the Healers.

    All good standing denizens are welcomed to attend. Food and drinks will be served but please do your best not to make a mess. Any disruptions will be cause for you to exit the room with no warnings.

    The date and time may change if needed so please check often so you're informed.

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

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      *A note posted by a helpful page*

      Due to the waking times I gave, I cannot be available until after ten late. However, if this is moved to Sun's or Moon's, six late bells is agreeable.

      Signed,
      Royal Chief of Medicine
      Courtier of Her Majesty's Royal Court

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        ~Mistress Lilly~


        I am extremely pleased to announce that our second special guest speaker has been chosen. Mistress Lilly is a long time resident of the castle and has accomplished much in her time here. She has agreed
        to speak to attendees at Career Day on her role as Chief Scribe of the Chambers.

        Furthermore she will discuss other positions within the Chambers as well as related topics.
        This will commence in the outer library on the fourteenth day of the fourth moon at the eighth late bell.

        All good standing denizens are welcomed to attend. Food and drinks will be served but please do your best not to make a mess.
        Any disruptions will be cause for us to ask you to exit the room with no warnings.

        ~ * ~

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

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          ~Mistress Blodwen~


          I am honored to announce that our third special guest speaker has been chosen. Mistress Blodwen is a wise and talented woman who has overcome many struggles and now stands as the Royal Sorceress. She willing gives her time to all who have interest in sorcery and continues to assist them on their own path to greatness. So it pleased me that she has agreed
          to speak to attendees at Career Day on her role as Royal Sorceress.

          Furthermore she will discuss other the Sorcery Program as well as related topics.
          This will commence in the outer library however, a date has not been decided on. This will be updated soon.

          All good standing denizens are welcomed to attend. Food and drinks will be served but please do your best not to make a mess.
          Any disruptions will be cause for us to ask you to exit the room with no warnings.

          ~ * ~

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

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          • #6
            ..::The Duelists::..


            It gives me great pleasure to announce that Duelists will be speaking at this moon's career day.
            The Duelists is a martial guild in the outer that teaches about the Chivalric Virtues and how to formally handle a Duel of Honor
            .

            On the 17th Day at the seventh late bell, Master Colby and Mistress Josie will visit the library
            to discuss the duelists, their personal experiences and to awnswer any questions you might have.

            All good standing denizens are welcomed to attend. Food and drinks will be served but please do your best not to make a mess.
            Any disruptions will be cause for us to ask you to exit the room with no warnings.

            ~ * ~

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

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              ..::The Chroniclers::..

              It brings me good cheer to announce I am once again doing career days! This moon will be sera Euphelia and the Office of Chroniclers.


              Sera Euphelia will be in the Outer Library on the 16th Day of the 10th moon at the seventh late bell to speak to all denizens who care to join.
              She will discuss the history off the chroniclers, how one might join, the purpose and the perks to becoming a Chronicler.

              All good standing denizens are welcomed to attend. Food and drinks will be served but please do your best not to make a mess.
              Any disruptions will be cause for us to ask you to exit the room with no warnings.

              ~ * ~


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

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