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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The Office of the Chronicler - Information & Roster

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  • The Office of the Chronicler - Information & Roster

    A Missive from the Office of the Chronicler
    The responsibility of the Office of the Chronicler is to maintain an ongoing record of castle life and share the experience of notable events with those who were not in attendance themselves. The Queen and Her Court rely heavily upon these chronicles to keep them informed about what goes on within the castle beyond the Royal Presence. Indeed, it is not uncommon for a chronicler to be called before the Royal Court in order to present their version of events.

    Chroniclers are expected to maintain an objective attitude in their reports. We are often called upon to record the statements of individuals involved in questionable incidents, which may be later be used as part of a formal investigation. At other times, we may be required to attend significant events, in order that an impartial record may be preserved.

    Aside from any specific records a Chronicler might be asked to make, they are also asked to share regularly with the castle (via this board) the daily events of life here. Beyond Convocations and Royal Balls, beyond criminal investigations and grand displays of magic, there are many small events and happenings that are of interest to many, and it is our duty to record and share them.

    The position of Chronicler is an honored and valued one. In fact, it is one of the few court appointments that may be earned by those newly come to the castle, and may lead to greater honors for those who carry out their duties well. Along with the possibility of advancement, the position offers the ability to meet and interact with a wide variety of castle residents, to hear their stories, to share in their joys and woes, and to assist in preserving those stories for all time.

    Those who are interested in becoming a Chronicler should approach the Chronicler of the Court or one of his or her Senior Chroniclers directly. It is wise to prepare a sample of your work beforehand to demonstrate your skill and understanding of the task. Recall that your chronicle does not need to be of a large event, but of any notable occurrence, whether two or twenty people were involved.

    Those who wish to request the services of a Chronicler--to make a record of a guild event, for example, or to make a personal statement for the Royal Court should speak to the Chronicler of the Court or a Senior Chronicler. Such records shall be kept absolutely private or made public at the behest of the requester.

    Current Roster of the Office of the Chronicler
    As of the Twelfth Moon, Eighteenth Year of Recent Awakenings

    The Office serves the Keep in varying capacities through the efforts of its Chronicler of the Court, Senior Chroniclers, and Junior Chroniclers. Aspirant Chroniclers are essentially Chroniclers-in-Training and can often be found shadowing Senior or Junior Chroniclers.

    The Chronicler of the Court is responsible for attending and recording any Royal Events, including Winter Courts and other Royal Functions. In addition, he or she handles the administrative matters of the Office of the Chronicler.

    Senior Chroniclers are responsible for recording Inner Bailey functions and happenings. In addition to these duties, Senior Chroniclers recruit Aspirant Chroniclers and assist in the training of both Aspirant and Junior Chroniclers. Junior Chroniclers are responsible for Outer Bailey functions and occurrences, while Aspirants assist. However, any Chronicler should be suitably trained to handle any sort of matter that comes before them.

    Sponsor of the Office
    Sir Launfal, Lord Chamberlain

    Patron of the Office
    Master Emerick

    Chronicler of the Court
    sera Euphelia

    Senior Chroniclers
    sera Yazmin
    sera Roisine

    Junior Chroniclers
    sera Caillean
    sera Meryl
    sera Setsuna

    Aspirant Chroniclers
    ser Anton
    ser Caelen

    The Book of Common and The Nature of This Board
    Originally posted by then-Chronicler of the Court, sera Sorcha

    It has come to my attention, after such a time as my absence, in the perusing of those Chronicles scribed, that too few denizens maintain the diligence and respect for what are, in effect, the official records of the occurrences of Castle Marrach, and as such Property of the Queen.

    Might I remind all that Chronicles are not, in a word, open for discussion. A chronicle is that which is most carefully prepared after the dissemination of facts based on extant witnesses and interviews with involved parties. They are then assimilated, bound and documented so that we bear record of all that as occurred, as impartially and accurately as possible, unto the ages.

    Should you find issue with a particular Chronicle, either through an inaccuracy of reporting or omission of specifics, you may take it up with the Chronicler of the Court directly. If, after investigation, your issue is found to be of warrant, I will personally see to it that said Chronicle is amended in full. You may also directly scroll the Chronicler in question if such seems the more amenable, or post a retort upon the Public Boards as is deemed needful.

    However, you may not arbitrarily scroll common opinion, comment or debate along the length of the Chronicles themselves, as is found to be the case here, and deface them in their entirety.

    Each and every Chronicle is indeed considered to be the Official Property of the Queen herself, and any defacement of said Chronicle constitutes damage as surely as throwing stones through windows, rest assured.

    Therefore and hence, if debate is to be undertaken regarding the content of Chronicles, let it then be done on the public boards and not upon the Chronicles themselves. And in fairness to all and with only intent to see that the events of our hallowed halls are accurately documented, all are encouraged to bring forth any difference in variation to the attention of the Chronicler of the Court for swift resolution.

    Chronicler of the Court

    OOC: An admonition and an advisement: Chronicles are technically considered to be bound in books and located in the Royal Library and Lecture Hall. The Chronicler Forum is not a public board, per se.

    We are currently in the process of formalizing this in-game locale and will amend this post to reflect accurately once something solid is established. In the meantime, we request that you stretch your imaginations.

    Naturally debate is always encouraged, and should you so feel the need to comment publicly on anything you don't agree with as scribed here whether quality, quantity or lack thereof, inconsistencies and errors in general, then by all means you might choose to do so on the IC boards.

    Just don't do it here.
    Last edited by Euphelia; 12-03-2017, 01:42 PM.
    The yoke or the throne?

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    (Ooc: bumped to remind everyone chronicles are books, not forums)