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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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    *~ Weekly Compiled Poetry ~*

    Every week I will post a poem that was created by various denizens at my poetry and tea bell.
    It is my hope that all enjoy the work presented and please, positive feedback only.


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  • #2
    *~* A historical compilation *~*

    Like ink to the pen and paper, our world revolves around history.
    Every single moment slowly unfurling to a new form of mystery.

    And should the fool not heed the flowing of time's tide.
    A cycle and repeat endured from which he cannot hide.

    Page by page, each revelation sinks in deeper.
    A quick and painless death for all by the reaper.

    The fires all must surely die and yet,
    Like smoke, we touch the sky.

    Flitting ash carried aloft which way the wind takes.
    The fate for all who do not heed history's mistakes

    Written By: Adeline, Anby, Mikhaila, and Quinlan

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    • #3
      *~* A winter compilation *~*

      Shimmer to the ground reveals that winter is near,
      Breathtaking views the mountains that shine here.

      Soft and light the winter spreads a blanket over my sleepy head,
      Here I am, you've nothing to dread

      Except for the secrets that are buried deep within the snow,
      The deaths, the stories, the knowledge, that nobody wants you to know

      When wind picks up, it's energy pent,
      Retreat inside until its howling is spent.

      Moisture, like words upon life's parchment frozen,
      The spirit of the autumn's final breath is chosen.


      Written By: Adeline, Elora, Calamity, Malatrios, and Setsuna

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      • #4
        *~* A random compilation *~*

        Lost in pieces, lost in ash,
        These things were never meant to last.

        Once on fire, flames now spent,
        With no idea of where our love went.

        But then with hope a new days wakes,
        A fresh new birth it undertakes.

        My future is clear, I have no time to wait,
        The past is gone, it's time to choose my own fate.


        Written By: Adeline, Elora, Calamity, and Malatrios.


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        • #5
          *~* Mistress Chuckles *~*

          A brunette Mistress so loved her books, she built her life around them and filled every nook.
          The list never did end - book one then book two, when one tale was over, she would start something new.

          Until one fateful morning she awoke to find, she had naught the space for them in her mind.
          So up to the infirmary she hurriedly scurried, and blabbered at the Doctor, clearly quite worried.

          Mad and insane he could clearly tell, this over-the-place Mistress was surely unwell.
          Politely in attempt, she asked that her mind be expanded, for tomes, scrolls, and books she fervently demanded.

          He got out his doo-dads, and into her skull did bore; successfully creating a space into which she could fit MORE.
          The Mistress knew not, but would soon come to dread; The Doctor actually enlarged her whole head.
          Now she rather bobbles, but always with a smile; our favored Mistress Chuckles, the only-slightly senile.


          Written By: Adeline, Calamity, Rhomulus, and Trisan.

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          • #6
            *~* Wintery-ish *~*

            The moon's foreboding light grew old, to make way tomorrow's story told.
            The blanket fell silent and cold, upon the high, forgotten wold.

            Twisting and turning as they fall from the sky.
            Becoming one with the moonlight on the ground they do lie.

            Drifting and falling around stories unfolded into the breadth of time.
            Restfully kissing the fragrant branches of pine, mottling the landscape in a soft, white shine.

            Draping the ground a clean, pure hue, frosted where the flowers once grew.
            Atop buried secrets of ancient birth, spoken only in whispers and turned over to the earth.


            Written By: Brook, Wilena, Adeline, Calamity, Trisan, and Rhomulus.


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            • #7
              *~* Wistful Exhale *~*

              I tripped into a thing, and that thing was you.
              I did not expect it, but my heart tripped a bit, too.

              And after a moment, I heard you say,
              "I hope you like dancing," and led me away.

              A ballroom full of people we did find,
              but the only thing that mattered was you and I.

              Alone in the crowd, just me in your arms.
              Unable to resist your unmistakable charms.

              I fell into your eyes felt like a fairy-tale scene,
              but cannot remember, are they hazel, or green?

              I thought to focus on the color once more,
              but was in shock from a kiss to my cheek that truly made me lost I'm sure.

              Dazed and delighted by unexpected affection;
              I blame you for my sudden wistful sigh each time your name is mentioned.

              Written By: Mistresses Ezraella, Adeline, Theresa and sera Meryl

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