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The Great Skotos Split Is Here [UPDATED]

The long-planned Skotos split is here. We are going to be separating Skotos into the four games that we're passing off to individual players (Marrach, TEC, the game formerly known as Ironclaw Online, the game formerly known as Lazarus Sleeping), and in the near future the core Skotos site will shutdown.

Here's how it will work:
* On Monday, we will turn off the ability to make any purchases through the main site. This will be the end of credit card purchases for Skotos games.
* We will run final automated credit card purchases on Tuesday morning. This is typical, in that our regular subscriptions are always set to run on the 1st through the 28th.
* On Wednesday, we will begin converting the games over to the new auth server that I've been working on for the last month and a half. All data will be converted over from the moment I grab the database. This means that all of your account information, including all payments (but not including any credit card information or Paypal information) will be duped to all the games: you'll be able to play any of them for the time you'd previously paid at the main Skotos site.
* We'll then start integrating the individual sites for each game with the new stand-alone setup.
* And likely I'll be resolving bugs in the auth server that only turn up through extensive usage.
* Meanwhile, we'll start handing off games to the individuals who will be running it in the future. I'm at this point over the time I'd initially committed to Skotos by a bit more than three weeks, but I'm expecting I'll need to offer support a little into May to make sure everyone is running well and that I've helped Christopher, Skotos, and the game leads deal with any intricacies of the hand-off.
* We'll request that all games remove all information from users who didn't stick with their game within a year.

I hope this will go as smoothly as possible. There will surely be bumps in the road. In particular, expect some random downtimes on Wednesday, when I convert over the games to the new servers, and expect the potential for problems on *next* Thursday, when I see how things work in the new setup.

A Few Updates as of 5/3:

1.) Castle Marrach, TEC, and Allegory of Empires are now split out from the main Skotos UserDB, which is the first (and biggest) step in separating these games. Multiversal Revelations will follow on Monday.

2.) Each site has a new login page of the form login.itsdomainname. This is the proper place to login to that game, and where you should access all UserDB functionality. Anything you do on the main Skotos users pages will no longer be reflected. Yes, that means you should be using the new pages to update your accounts, purchase months of play, and purchase subscriptions. Credit card payments are no longer possible, but Paypal is.

3.) Skotos is still running the games as of this moment, but they'll be transferred to the individual teams by this time next month.

4.) We've had some problems with credit cards continuing to run on the older UserDB system. We've refunded any bills that went through on the main system following the split, and apologize for the inconvenience. The plan is to turn the old UserDB off tomorrow, so that will absolutely stop the bills at this point. If you were accidentally billed, do note both that the amount was refunded the same day AND it isn't reflected on the new systems. [And as of Monday morning, those old charges seem to have been halted entirely.]

5.) We've discovered that about 20 accounts have credits of various amounts of them. This is a concept that is no longer supported in any meaningful way on the new UserDB, so we'll convert those credits to days of play at the most generous ratio.
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The Royal Library: Biographies

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    The Royal Library is excited to announce we are now working on biographies for the Inner Bailey.
    These will be offered to everyone from Courtier rank and above and written by the aides of the Royal Library.

    Each will be within a twilight book that will be added to the first northern bookcase in the upper Library floor.
    This will help keep each and every one of you apart of history. Further details will be listed below.

    How it works: Knights and Courtiers will be invited to scribe us to notify that they wish a biography on them. We will send questions or set up a private meeting to do this. From those questions we will scribe the book and allow you to preview it before adding it to the bookcase. You will also be given your own copy in your own dye and material choice.

    Nobles: Mistress Ezraella will be contacting the appropriate Household Members to see if the Nobles of the keep wish their biography done.
    Knights: All Knights may contact Mistress Euphelia to have their biography completed.
    Courtiers: All Courtiers should scribe Mistress Adeline for their biography to be completed.


    If you have any questions, please contact me or one of my aides.

    ~Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry~

    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~

    Royal Librarian
    Handmaiden to Her Majesty
    Lead Apprentice Jeweler
    Courtier of the Winter Court

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    -repinned-

    ~Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry~

    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~

    Royal Librarian
    Handmaiden to Her Majesty
    Lead Apprentice Jeweler
    Courtier of the Winter Court

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      -repinned-

      ~Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry~

      ~*~*~*~*~*~*~

      Royal Librarian
      Handmaiden to Her Majesty
      Lead Apprentice Jeweler
      Courtier of the Winter Court

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        From now until stated otherwise, I will be doing the biographies for those of Knight ranking as well.

        ~ Thank you

        ~Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry~

        ~*~*~*~*~*~*~

        Royal Librarian
        Handmaiden to Her Majesty
        Lead Apprentice Jeweler
        Courtier of the Winter Court

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          Knights of the realm may once again write Mistress Euphelia should they wish a biography done. I also wish to thank everyone who is supporting and aiding the library with this task.

          ~ Thank you


          ~Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry~

          ~*~*~*~*~*~*~

          Royal Librarian
          Handmaiden to Her Majesty
          Lead Apprentice Jeweler
          Courtier of the Winter Court

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            I am pleased to announce the first Biography has finally been completed and we will begin working on the rest. I would like to thank those have assisted me in the past and those who assist me not. Should you wish your biography completed or if you've spoken to another aide about such, please contact me and we will set up a meeting.

            The first biography
            '
            The Biography of Rayna Glynis' can be found in the upper library inside the third bookcase

            ~Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry~

            ~*~*~*~*~*~*~

            Royal Librarian
            Handmaiden to Her Majesty
            Lead Apprentice Jeweler
            Courtier of the Winter Court

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