Downtimes: June 24 - July 2nd

We've got another batch of shutdowns coming in late June and early July, so that the machines can be repaired for the newest bug, the ZombieLoad CPU bug.

In general, the Genesis games (Grendel, TEC, TEC-Test) all have reboots scheduled for the absolute middle of the night, so I'll be taking each down the previous evening at midnight and bringing them back up the next morning at 9am.

The SkotOS games have always been more robust about reboots, so we'll let them reboot on their own, though there's some chance for an ~2 hour data loss. In any case, I'll be checking them after the 2-hour window when I can, though Marrach has a middle-of-the-night reboot, so that'll be the next morning.

The UserDB and Web reboots will cause some downtime for the entire site, but again they will hopefully come up cleanly.


- Shutdown Grendel (late Sunday 6/23)

- Startup Grendel (early Monday 6/24)

- Shutdown TEC (late Monday 6/24)

- Startup TEC (early Tuesday 6/25)

- Check TEC Client (9pm Tuesday 6/25)

- Shutdown TEC-Test (late Thursday 6/27)

- Startup TEC-Test (Friday 6/28)


- Marrach (Monday early morning 6/24)

- Ironclaw (Monday 10pm-midnight 6/24)

- Lovecraft, Lazarus (Monday 8pm-10pm 7/2)


- UserDB (Monday 10pm-midnight 6/24)

- Web (Sunday 9pm-11pm 6/30)
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Awakener's Letter Submissions - Ends 19th day of the 10th moon, 19YRA

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  • Awakener's Letter Submissions - Ends 19th day of the 10th moon, 19YRA

    Written this 17th day of the 9th moon, 19YRA

    A Letter to Myself

    The Awakeners are holding another submissions event and will end the 19th day of the 10th moon, 19YRA. The theme of this event is 'A Letter to Myself.' Submissions should be in the form of a letter you'd write today, to the newly awoken you were, to help you in your journey within the castle. We are looking to fill another book, and submissions, of course, must be in by the end of the event (19th day of the 10th moon) When you have completed your letter please send it to sera Taite.


    Barely out of our rooms and dressed in wrappings, we are greeted by none other than a courier with a strange missive. He smiles at you as he places a scroll in your hand and then disappears into a cloud of thick ash-colored smoke.

    You read the scroll, and the sender claims to be you from the future--your future. The sender tells you things that will happen to you and gives you words of encouragement during certain periods of your life. You read in amazement at the things you are said to have accomplished. You begin to dream of possibilities that you have yet to know was possible.

    For the future you:

    What would you tell yourself? What words would you lay out on a scroll to be sent back to the day that you first awoke in wrappings?

    First, you will want to introduce yourself.

    Ideas you can add in your introduction:

    How long have you been awake?

    What are your current positions?

    What is your most notable accomplishment?

    What are you proud of?

    What is your favorite virtue, and in what ways have you shown this virtue?

    Then you will want to add your message. In your message, you will want to add words of encouragement and possibly ways of overcoming certain things that you have experienced during your time here.

    Not everyone shares the same life story, so we would like you to stay positive with your letters. You would want to help your newly awakened self, not scare yourself into a deep sleep.

    Be creative and most of all, have fun with these letters.

    After the event, all submissions will go into a book for future newly awakened to read. Your words of wisdom to yourself could very possibly be the same words a future newly awakened will follow.

    Thank you, and strength to your quests,


    Last edited by Taite; 09-17-2018, 07:58 PM.