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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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Notice of Positions Available - Office of the Prosecution

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  • Notice of Positions Available - Office of the Prosecution

    The Office of the Prosecution and Chancery seeks denizens for the positions of Legalist Inferior, Junior Chirographer, Scribe, and Adjutant Prosecutors.

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    Legalist Inferior
    The Legalists are essentially "Adjutants in training", spending their tenure as a Legalist learning what is expected of a member of the Chancery, and more particularlly, what is expected of a Prosecutor.

    Junior Chirographer
    Junior Chirographers are charged with learning the duties and responsibilities of a full Scribe of the Chancery, and for such must attend Chancery proceedings such as Trials both to learn procedure and to practice their transcribing skills.

    - Scribe of the Chancery -
    The Scribes of Chancery are the public face of Chancery in the Outer Bailey. They function as a kind of Justice of the Peace, assisting with legal matters and ratifying minor legal documents.

    - Adjutant Prosecutor -
    The Adjutants are Chancery's primary investigative team. They do most of the actual questioning and hunting for clues, and report to one or more Royal Prosecutor.

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    Due to the nature of the Chancery's work, the above positions require individuals with a serious interest in the Office, an attention to detail and the ability to keep on schedule. Candidates should also preferably be able to attend Chancery meetings with some regularity, as well as be available at various times throughout the week for Trials and legal proceedings as part of their training, though we appreciate that waking bells vary from person to person.


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    Those interested in the positions above or in the Office of the Prosecution in general are directed to send a missive to Inquisitor Braedan or Sera Trysha with the following details:


    How long you have been Awake within the Keep;
    Any current affiliations;
    Any relevant skills or experience;
    A brief summary of why you are interested in the Chancery; and
    Any dates available for interview.



    All suitable applicants shall be called for an interview, so candidates should attempt to gather adequate recommendations of their character for presentation at such a time.


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