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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.

GENESIS:

- 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)


SKOTOS:

- Marrach (Monday early morning 6/24)

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

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


MAIN SITE:

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

- Web (Sunday 9pm-11pm 6/30)
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The 4th Knight's Challenge, Commencement

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  • The 4th Knight's Challenge, Commencement

    Genteel denizens of Castle Marrach and loyal subjects of Her Majesty,

    Be advised, on this, the 1st Day of the 6th Moon, this 20th Year of Awakenings, the 4th Knight's Challenge of the Current Awakenings has commenced. During this period, candidates of the Knight's Challenge will undergo a series of trials to demonstrate their chivalry, in hopes of being elevated themselves as Ordained Knights of Castle Marrach.

    The trials of the Knight's Challenge are arduous and bring with them a number of risks, up to and including death, but it is the hope of the Chivalry of Castle Marrach that once these trials are complete, the ranks of Castle Marrach's Knighthood will be further bolstered with virtuous champions of honour.

    The majority of these trials are strictly secret, known only to Ordained Knights of the Realm, but a number of trials are public ones that all of Her Majesty's subjects are permitted and encouraged to participate in, these include The Trial of the Inspiring Heart, The Trial of the Virtuous Adventurer and The Trial of the Mentor, all of which shall commence at the start of the Knight's Challenge and run throughout its duration. Additionally, the Knight's Challenge martial tournament of arms known as The Trial of Martial Might is an open tournament for all martial subjects of the realm from all the Realm's bailies to participate in.

    To those entering the Knight's Challenge, I wish you the best of fortune in your trials.

    By My Hand,
    Dame Galatea Raines,
    Host of the Knight's Challenge
    "I am not afraid, I was born to do this."
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