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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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Call for Silver - Master Orson's Request

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  • Call for Silver - Master Orson's Request

    Greetings,

    Master Orson has offered his assistance in providing the keep with liquid silver or silver dust in order to make weapons who are not made of silver efficient against Shadows.

    If you possess PURE SILVER Jewelry you no longer desire - please send them to myself and I will forward it in an orderly fashion to Master Orson.

    Keep in mind, the liquid silver and silver dust will likely be given to those in command to distribute and not be sent to individuals directly for donation.

    Thank you!
    Mistress Tristana

    Member of Her Majesty's Court
    Secretary for His Highness, Prince Bertram
    Embinder/Hairstylist
    Aide for the Healers
    Patron of the Embinders

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    A great thank you is extended to those who already donated and a gentle reminder that every piece makes a difference!
    Mistress Tristana

    Member of Her Majesty's Court
    Secretary for His Highness, Prince Bertram
    Embinder/Hairstylist
    Aide for the Healers
    Patron of the Embinders

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      *brought to front*
      Mistress Tristana

      Member of Her Majesty's Court
      Secretary for His Highness, Prince Bertram
      Embinder/Hairstylist
      Aide for the Healers
      Patron of the Embinders

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        *importantly repinned*
        Mistress Tristana

        Member of Her Majesty's Court
        Secretary for His Highness, Prince Bertram
        Embinder/Hairstylist
        Aide for the Healers
        Patron of the Embinders

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          *dug up and placed in the front*
          Acolyte Natura of the Faith
          Head of Household for her Ladyship Sinvy
          Leader of the Stylists
          Mistress of Entertainments
          Ordained Knight
          Patron of the Duelists
          Royal Artist
          Ranger Recruit

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            Denizens,

            Be advised that as of this day, the Fifteenth of the Fourth Moon, our silver stores are depleted. It will be a few moons before we can restock and we will make an announcement when silver jewelry may again be ordered (this includes metals that require silver to be used, such as electrum).

            Thank you.

            The Royal Jeweler, Mistress Lilly
            Lillian-Rose Annabella Grace (aka "Lilly")
            * Courtier
            * Royal Jeweler
            * Chief Scribe of the Chambers

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              *repinned*
              Mistress Tristana

              Member of Her Majesty's Court
              Secretary for His Highness, Prince Bertram
              Embinder/Hairstylist
              Aide for the Healers
              Patron of the Embinders

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