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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    24th Day, 9th Moon, Year Seven of the Recent Awakenings

    The Almoners

    To the Denizenry of Her Majesty's Castle Marrach: in accordance to the will of the Lord Chamberlain, upholding the duties charged to me as Senior Chronicler, I hereby submit the chronicle of the Almoners.

    As one walks the halls of the Keep, it may happen that one is given a gift: a flower, a garment, a book.. very often the giver will be an Almoner. The Almoners are a guild dedicated to giving gifts to all denizens, at all links and ranks. "We have no charter, as we are an extension of Her Majesty, who is gracious and wonderful,"declares sera Brighde, the Royal Almoner. "Every Almoner is requested to give at least one gift every time they wake"

    Almoners may be known not only by their gentle smiles, but also by their pins of office: a wooden almond (gold for sera Brighde and silver for the Patron, Lady Berthe.) Current Almoners are seras Petra Dane, Lalaine Ciel, Theresa and Acolyte Kitra; seras Fiori and Eleanor are Almoners in training. The Almoners accept donations at all times, assisting denizens in generous giving.

    In addition to gifts of tangible items, the Almoners plan events both large and small, providing great enjoyment to the denizenry. Various balls, socials, and informal gatherings may be held. Says sera Brighde: "'tis a wonderful way 't give out alms ... even when we're low, there's always a little somethin' that looks pretty or is special enough to be considered a prize."

    This chronicle will be subject to changes and corrections, as I humbly ask that the readers indicate to me any falsehood I may have mistakenly communicated. It is through the preservation of the Past that we continue to serve Her Grace and give strength to those that will follow.

    In service to Her Majesty Queen Vivienne, the Lord Chamberlain, the Chronicler's Office, and the Denizenry of our Gracious Queen's Realm;

    Jerisa T'arachi Kysarrian, Senior Chronicler
    Last edited by Jerisa; 09-30-2006, 06:46 PM.