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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 http://test.skotos.net/orchil/

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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Preparations for the Fire Elementals' Arrival

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  • Preparations for the Fire Elementals' Arrival

    Fifth day of the Twelfth 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 Preparations for the Fire Elementals' Arrival. This Chronicle is part of the Triangle and the Black Dame series.

    Word that the Triangle had yet added another ingredient to its pot of Marrachian troubles arrived courtesy of Undine, the water elemental, who appeared in Marrach to warn its residents of an incoming surge of fire elementals.

    According to Undine, who appeared late in the Eleventh Moon before members of the Royal Army, the Triangle had made bargains with a tribe of Fire Elementals, which has sent the fiery creatures to plague Marrach in search of an unknown item. Already, those flame-kissed creatures roam the sides of Mount Ardan, Undine warned.

    Having delivered its warning, Undine departed Marrach, leaving its denizens to prepare for the latest onslaught.

    The Royal Army quickly mobilized, working together with the Carpenters to place barrels of water throughout the keep, so they would be available in case of a fire elemental invasion. The water has been treated with salt to help prevent freezing, but are kept out of open areas as well. (A list of locations shall be included at the end of this chronicle).

    According to Sir Darvius, a Lieutenant of the Royal Army, the barrels of water are but one way to halt damage from the elementals, but one that everyone can use and help with.

    "If the fire elementals attack in earnest it stands to reason they will set fires," Sir Darvius said. "The water barrels will allow us to put out such fires before they can cause great harm to our home."

    The Knight said the Army's irregulars, the Rangers, are also preparing to venture out in search of the elementals, which are hopefully being kept at bay by the wintry storm that has encased the top of Mount Ardan for days. In the meantime, servants will be checking the barrels to ensure they remain topped off with water, and that a supply of buckets is available at each water barrel. ((OOC: dip barrel to get a bucket of water, pour bucket <on thing> to pour water on it))

    Barrel locations in the Outer Bailey
    • Outside the dining hall
    • Near the cupola
    • Near the chute
    • Near the alchemy hall
    • Near the Bowler's lounge
    • By the Outer Library
    Barrel locations in the Inner Bailey
    • Center of the bridge
    • Basement by the stairs
    • Garden Pavilion
    • Royal Ballroom
    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
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