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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.

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- Shutdown Grendel (late Sunday 6/23)

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

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

- Web (Sunday 9pm-11pm 6/30)
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24/02 - What was worn to the Winter Ball?

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  • 24/02 - What was worn to the Winter Ball?

    What Was Worn To The Winter Ball - 24/02 20th Year of Recent Awakenings

    After some help, deliberation and inspection - fortunately those behind the mask have been cracked and the attire worn written, drawn, forth for all to see. As always, in alphabetical order and to rank.

    [OOC - A long list and drawings of clothing]

    If you would like to update your section with a custom piece that I may have missed, please do send forth a scroll and I shall see to it. This includes custom jewelry as well.

    I shall be writing an additional piece to go along with this over the next day to highlight some of the quite excellent attire on show this year.

    With Regards,

    ser Anton Blake
    "In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia."

    "Although many of us consider ourselves forward-thinkers, we still cling tenaciously to the old values of the system."

    "Between two groups of people who want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds, I see no remedy but force"

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    *posted alongside*

    A Detailed Look at What Was Worn:

    Her Majesty’s gown was, as it always has been, a spectacular affair for us all to enjoy at the recent Winter Ball. The work that Mistress Ezraella put into it to craft the incredible diamonds and silver opal to create a truly beautiful winter snowflake scene - and perfectly in keeping with the light and dark theme of the Ball. This was exemplary and featured transparent trumpet sleeves and the classic short train. For the upcoming year, then, might expect to see more transparent sleeves being woven into gowns. Next we had the Lord Bernier’s surcoat which was crafted by Mistress Wilena and featured a stylish heraldic inspired pattern of downward chevrons.

    Lady Charmiam was wearing jewellery encrusted piece which formed a not-seen-before brooch over the bodice and a short train which have been popular in ball gowns for several years now. Dame Galatea was wearing, what has been said to be, her favourite gown which is a beautiful mix of several iced blues. Also, different to other dresses, featured a straight neckline but a graceful opened back to the bodice.The Handmaidens all attended wearing matching ball gowns made of a dark silver and crafted by Mistress Ezraella again. The plunging sleeves working well with the classic short train with extra detail of the crystals being star shaped. Very night sky.

    Our host for the evening Mistress Josie had a beautiful mix of pale gold and pure whites in their floor-length gown. Standing out differently this year were the extra ruffles sewn around the top of the skirt in astral white taffeta to add a volume around the skirt with the frills. The classic, short, train also came along with it. While Mistress Blodwen was in a robe-like gown that fitted well around the torso before cascading from the bodice down to the floor. The sleeves cut and the fabric washing down to the calves and a deep v-cut neckline bringing the gown’s opening to the navel.

    Back to the men, Doctor Dolph was in his prize Doublet which was a slashed sleeved doublet that also had a unique sash sewn into it. Dyed in the unique dusky skyslate colour, and using the luxurious songket fabric which was in a detailed, silver-threaded pattern of moons and stars. Crafted by this author, it is snug around the torso with the sash itself went from shoulder to hip. Pins, medals likely to be pinned to this in the future by and for the Doctor. Anton, this author, wore uniquely buckled heeled shoes that featured a square buckle with a small engraving on the top and were wrapped in a soft lambskin leather.

    Calamity was in a very traditional ball gown, and with extra layers of fabric to add volume around the skirts - along with that elegant train over the skirt. Finally Tine wore, as her prize, a beautifully made caped gown that placed the train on the shoulders rather than at the bottom of the skirt like other dresses. Also excellent use of sheer, thin, fabrics to add good layers to the sera.

    Overall the train remains very popular, with the short train favoured most of all. For men, the doublet is still - easily - the fashionable piece with rich embroideries also been popular.
    "In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia."

    "Although many of us consider ourselves forward-thinkers, we still cling tenaciously to the old values of the system."

    "Between two groups of people who want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds, I see no remedy but force"

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