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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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Burning Sickness Cure

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  • Burning Sickness Cure

    Salutations!

    Excellent news. Thanks to the efforts of Lady Hieronyma, Duchess Oriana, and Master Orson (with countless others who assisted them) the cure for the burning sickness has been delivered. We have started administering this cure to the patients, and just in time as we ran out of stew. The cure was delivered by Lady LaSpara at the 8th late bell.

    The cure was a two-part cure which included work from the Conservatory, with joint assistance with the Duchy of Rumiss, and a cave flower to help regress the damage, as well as an alchemy cure from Master Orson. The Garden Society, specifically Mistress Juliana, was instrumental in the healer’s work as well.

    The Healers wish to thank all those who assisted, of particular note:

    Ser Meoris
    Sera Taite

    Two individuals who are newer to the keep who kept a vigil over the sick and assisted them in many means. Their accomplishments and dedication to the care of the sick was admirable. They are, by no stretch of the imagination the only who have helped, as the list would be too long to establish. Thank you to all who helped make the soup, traveled to get the flowers, and assisted Master Orson with the ley-lines. Everyone who attended to help care, bring food, blankets, express concern, generated ideas, advocated, grew plants, communicated, networked, and do forth. To all those I have inadvertently left from this posting, please accept my humblest apologies.

    We are overwhelmed with the support we have received, and we will continue to administer the cure over the following days to the infirm and sick.

    Sincerely,
    Apprentice Quinlan Strader
    Apprentice to the Healers - Ser Quinlan

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    Add to ser Quinlan's list (My version)

    ser Mitsuko for lending us his couches.

    Mistress Adeline for the tour of the inner when ser Meoris and I needed some fresh air.

    Mistress Merrynn for the awesome work you did!

    Elmer because he always makes people smile

    The couriers for volunteering to be locked in the room with us and made life -so- much easier.

    I would actually like to thank ser Quinlan most of all. He led us all when we were making the amazing marrow stew, and not only that, acted quickly to ensure that those that were sick were safe by taking them to the inner hospital. His dedication to the cause and to the people that not only were sick, but also to those that were helping was most admirable.

    Thank you, ser Quinlan!
    Thank you, everyone!

    --- Sera Taite
    ~ Awakener ~

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      Regarding Mementos:

      Greetings good citizens,

      I apologize if you recieved a package with some strange part of the hydra with little explanation. If you received such a package (with an eyeball, horn, tongue, scales, or teeth) these are parts which were not retained to save for the Royal Army, Alchemists, or Healers. Each memento was given to you as a thanks from the Royal Healers who had these pieces. Many persons have various parts and if you prefer a different one I am sure you can seek out someone who has one and can trade.

      I am very sorry, again, for the lack of foresight which accompanied my eager actions to ensure people received a small memento of their continual efforts to preserve life of those affected.

      UPDATE: All persons, save Mistress Wilena have taken the cure and appear to be making a full recovery.

      - Signed with an impressive flourish,
      Apprentice to the Healers - Ser Quinlan

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