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 Organizations of Castle Marrach: The Office of the Chronicler

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  • The Organizations of Castle Marrach: The Office of the Chronicler

    Twenty-Sixth day, First Moon
    Year Recent Awakenings,

    In accordance with the will of Her Majesty and in upholding the duties charged to me as Senior Chronicler, I hereby submit the account of The Office of the Chronicler.

    The Office of the Chronicler is led by the Court Chronicler, Mistress Euphelia, and serves the Lord Chamberlain, Sir Launfal, their sponsor. The Office presently consists of the following members:
    • Patron: Master Emerick
    • Court Chronicler: Mistress Euphelia
    • Senior Chroniclers: seras Setsuna, Tine, Yazmin
    • Junior Chroniclers: ser Bexley
    • Aspirant Chroniclers: various
    There are no records of the earliest history of the Chroniclers, as all Chroniclers of the Court prior to the most recent Awakenings "have had unfortunate accidents," according to Volume I of Guilds and Organizations, which can be found in the Outer Bailey Library. Sera Blancheflour was the first of the recent Awakenings to join under the Lord Chamberlain, and the Office has been active ever since.

    The Chroniclers are located in the Clock Tower, a symbolic location as the clock keeps time, and the Chroniclers keep record of that time, explained Mistress Euphelia. However, the office itself has been renovated more than once, in an attempt to keep the Chroniclers functional.

    When the Chroniclers were given the space, it was a sole, cold and poorly lit room. It was renovated in the Fifth year of Recent Awakenings to be more comfortable, with a two-room design that gave the Chroniclers a place to work without interruption as well as a place to have guests come by to socialize or be interviewed.

    That would be the layout found today if not for a tragic fire in the tower in the Thirteenth Year of Recent Awakenings. The fire destroyed part of the tower, and severely damaged its structure. While the Keep rallied to support the Chroniclers as much as possible, it took moons of labour and special attention by Master Quilp to mend the fire-ravaged and cracked stone.

    Now comfortable in their redesigned office, the Chroniclers can focus on their goal -- "to keep a record of the day-to-day happenings of the Keep, from special or rare occurrences to the more mundane," for Her Majesty and the other denizens of the castle, sera Euphelia explained. Guests can help the Office of the Chronicler by reporting events they witness which may be of interest to the general populace. The aforementioned matter is extremely helpful in cases where a Chronicler was not present to witness a particular event, but must write of it due to its importance or potential interest to the readers.

    Chroniclers join as Aspirants and are taught by those senior in the office, rising in rank to Junior and then Senior, based on talent, dedication, and desire. Benefits include permission to learn Teanga and Eastern, to wear burgundy, access to the Inner Bailey to cover events, and more.

    This chronicle will be subject to changes and corrections, as I humbly ask all readers to indicate discreetly to me 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
    Senior Chronicler

    Penned by Sariaha: Twenty-sixth day of the Ninth Moon, 5th YRA
    Updated by Euphelia: Ninth day of the Ninth Moon, 7th YRA
    Updated by Daneivek: Twenty-third day of the First Moon, 14th YRA

    Updated by Euphelia: Twelfth day of the Tenth Moon, 18th YRA
    Updated by Tine: Twenty-sixth day of the First moon, 20th YRA

    Senior Chronicler
    Secretary to Lord Dolph Li'astri