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

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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Thank You, JOSIE!!! (Also: Vaden, Rhom, Oriana, Kurzon, et al)

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  • Thank You, JOSIE!!! (Also: Vaden, Rhom, Oriana, Kurzon, et al)

    To Josie's Player:

    I have just received some extremely exciting news that I wanted to share publicly with the CM community - and particularly with you:

    I submitted the first poem I wrote at your Ardor Day poetry bell to a national poetry contest --

    And it is going on to the semi-finals, will be published in an anthology of poetry that will be sold on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble bookstores, and I have the chance at winning $2,000 if I make it to first place!

    This will be the first piece of poetry, the first piece of writing I will have ever had published in print - on paper - in a bound book.

    If not for you, I would not have written the poem.

    If not for CM, I would not have written the poem.

    If not for your poetry bells, I would not have written the poem.

    So: Please accept my sincere gratitude for your dedication to a world that I entered for my own reasons, left for my own reasons, and enjoyed for as long as I could.

    To Vaden's player: Thank you for creating a character and a scenario that inspired the poem. Without you, it wouldn't have been written.

    To Rhom's player: Thank you, also, for always supporting my poetry, both IG and OOC.

    To Oriana's player: You have my eternal gratitude for YOUR love and support of my poetry, both IG and OOC.

    And to all the other players and SGs, and to Kurzon: Thank you for giving me an environment where I could push myself to write.

    To me, I've already succeeded -- since my only goal in life was to have my work published in print by a publishing company. I've succeeded.

    Wishing all the best to all of you. <3 <3 <3

    P.S. If you're wondering which poem it was that I submitted, it's this one:

    The Thief

    I do forgive thy robbery, gentle thief,
    For mine heart did thine flaming eyes yet seek
    And I, abandoned to melodic relief,
    Did find in thee a great and terrible mystique ~

    And gasp, I did, and breathess I remain
    And steel my heart with you, again, again…...

    And yet ~

    I return. Breathless. Stolen true and deep ~
    And with resonant, melodic voice I hear you speak!



    Steal me anew, and, breathless, every day, anew!
    And all Eternity continue through ~
    And find in me Eternity to review.
    As I find deep within thine soul's tattoo

    A deep and cleansing heart;

    A new and vibrant plain;

    Where mine soul and thine must thusly impart

    A life not one, alone; but bound, in twain.

    Sassa Elvari,
    Poetess / Wordsmith

    Aspirant Teacher, LPA
    Harlequin, The Unity of the Arts

    Poetry is the art of falling in love with minutiae.
    Debate is the art of wielding one's mind and tongue.
    ~ S.E.

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    Congratulations on accomplishing your goals. I'm glad you found inspiration in the community, and am humbled to be a part of your story.

    Keep up the writing! You clearly have a heart for it.

    - Josie's P
    You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
    No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~