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.


- 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)


- Marrach (Monday early morning 6/24)

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

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


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

- Web (Sunday 9pm-11pm 6/30)
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The Faerie's Message

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  • The Faerie's Message

    Twelfth day of the Fourth Moon,
    Ninteenth Year of Recent Awakenings

    In accordance with the will of Her Majesty and in upholding the duties charged to me as Aspriant Chronicler, I hereby submit the account of the
    The Faerie's Message.

    The future freedom of more than a dozen residents of Mount Ardan is in the hands of the Queen and Her Father after a surprise visit from the faerie Tearlag, envoy to the Unseelie Queen Mabb.

    Those gathered for a training session the Practice Hall recently had no idea that they were about to bear witness to an important message from one Queen to another. On the eighth day of the fourth moon, midway between four and five late bells, Her Highness Princess Maeve's handmaiden, the small faerie Tearlag, appeared, materialising out of a tear of purple energy in the air. Tearlag has been seen before in the Castle and was recognised by her tiny size and faun-like appearance. A hush fell over all those present who knew better than to antagonise the fae.

    Selecting Lieutenant Adahn as the highest ranked person present, and one who was familiar with the events concerned, Tearlag announced she had a message for him. Though she serves as the Princess' handmaiden, Tearlag said she is the voice of Queen Mabb, the Princess’s Royal Mother, and is here to care for Princess Maeve and see to her affairs. As the voice of the Unseelie Queen, Tearlag asked Lieutenant Adahn to deliver an important message to Queen Vivienne.

    The message was that Queen Mabb extends an offer of marriage between Princess Maeve and Prince Vortigen, the son of King Auberich and our own Queen’s brother.

    Queen Mabb offered this marriage as a means to free the prince from the Dreamscape where he is trapped. It will also release from further threat those citizens who travelled to the Dreamscape to attempt to free the Prince.

    The rescue attempt took place early in the second moon after the cleansing of the Avalon Glade. The valiant group, which was made up of residents of the three baileys including nobility and chivalry, entered the dream realm where after much battle they faced the Sandman. He would not release Prince Vortigen and made various threats against them.

    Her Majesty Queen Vivienne has been given a few moons to reach a favourable decision regarding the marriage of Prince Vortigen and Princess Maeve. If a decision is not reached, those who were sent to rescue him from the Sandman, will be sucked back in to the dream realm and their minds trapped there forever.

    Lieutenant Adahn ensured that the faerie’s message was delivered safely into the hands of one of Her Majesty’s trusted handmaidens who saw it delivered to Queen Vivienne. What happens now is up to Her Royal Majesty and Her father, King Auberich of Avalon, to decide.

    (In addition to Lieutenant Adahn, those present at the faerie’s appearance were Doctor Aloria, Yeoman Celaena, ser Enrico, Mistress Josie, Mistress Merrynn, ser Mark Trevayne, ser Victor and ser Meoris.)

    This chronicle will be subject to changes and corrections, as I humbly ask all readers please indicate to me through 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,

    Sera Tine
    Aspirant Chronicler

    Senior Chronicler
    Secretary to Lord Dolph Li'astri