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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Poison's Cure and the Recovery of the Ill

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  • Poison's Cure and the Recovery of the Ill

    Thirtieth day of the Eleventh Moon,
    Eighteenth Year of Recent Awakenings

    In accordance with the will of Her Majesty and in upholding the duties charged to me as Chronicler of the Court, I hereby submit the account of the Poison's Cure and the Recovery of the Ill. This Chronicle is part of the Triangle and the Black Dame series.

    After weeks of illness from an alchemical poison showered upon them by the Triangle's servants, the realm's fevered defenders recover after a cure was developed by the Royal Venefice, Lady Hieronyma LaSpara; the Royal Alchemist, Master Orson; and a leader of the Duchy of Rumiss, Duchess Oriana.

    The ill have been staying in the Inner Bailey hospital, after the Black Dame and her shadowed allies attacked them in the Outer Bailey. There, their health continued to decline, and the Venefice sent a party down to the Duchy of Rumiss to harvest a rare flower for the cure -- with the assistance of the Duke and Duchess.

    That cure was delivered this day at eight late bells, according to ser Quinlan, Apprentice to the Royal Healer.

    "They drank the cure and started feeling better," he said.

    The dark blue cure was delivered in a vial, but like most cures, the positives came with a downside: the taste.

    "They said it tasted sweet and awful," Apprentice Quinlan said.

    The recently-cured victims of the burning illness are staying in the hospital for another day to recover, and then shall be amongst the castle's populace again.

    The news of the cure has brought relief to many in the realm as well, as the poisoned were friends to many. Their stricken state was a constant strain on the morale of the Keep and its defenders.

    "I was prepared to watch my best friend die," Mistress Adeline said. "Then Her Ladyship came with the cure."

    This chronicle will be subject to changes and corrections, as I humbly ask all readers please indicate to me though discretion any falsehoods I may have mistakenly communicated. It is by means of the conservation of the Past that we continue to serve Her Majesty and give substance to those that follow.

    In service to Her Majesty Queen Vivienne, The Office of the Chronicler, and the Denizenry of Her Majesty's Realm,

    Euphelia Noronos
    Chronicler of the Court
    Last edited by Euphelia; 12-01-2017, 07:27 PM.