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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Third Day of 20th Year Ardor Festival

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  • Third Day of 20th Year Ardor Festival

    Sixth day of the Second Moon,
    Twentieth Year of 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 Second Day of 20th Year Ardor Festival.

    The third day of this year’s Ardor Festival was themed Platonic love.

    As on the second day, the first event was a painting bell led once more by Mistress Ezraella, with the theme “what love is to us or what symbol we think of love”. The resulting art works reflected hearts, butterflies and cake among other touching subjects. The paintings will remain on display in the theatre for the duration of the festival.

    The afternoon’s dance class required no partner as Mistress Josie explained, “This arrangement is called the Line Lock. I wrote it at the request of Lady Charmiam who felt there were not enough dances of a friendly nature that could be done by people of the same gender.” It was noted that dance does not always need to be of love to be enjoyed. The Line Lock required the dancers to stand in a straight line and move together back and forth and sideways with the occasional twirling with locked arms.

    In the evening, the Refectory was once more filled with gaiety and laughter as teams competed to put their friendship to the test to see how much they knew about the castle and their friend. After a very close match, ser Victor and sera Tine were declared the winners knowing more about each other than the runners-up.

    The last event of the day, was hosted by the librarians. Those attending learned about poetry and poetic forms. Poetry can be used to express emotions, be they romantic or platonic, and different kinds of loves, those of friends and dear-ones. The winner of the Prose poem contest was sera Mallegra who wrote of her love for people she is close to, her pet leech and a purple princess. The winner of the Sonnet poem contest was sera Diana with a very moving poem about hopeful love. Ser Halvard’s touching poem about stars in the sky was voted a close second.

    The Ardor Festival continues all week, culminating in the Ardor Ball on Saturn’s evening.

    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
    Senior Chronicler

    Senior Chronicler
    Secretary to Lord Dolph Li'astri