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ZEALOTRY Users: Critical Notice on Continued Use

Edit: Our new HTML5 client (Orchil) is now open for beta testing in The Eternal City. Feel free to try give it a whirl at http://test.skotos.net/orchil/

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.

Mozilla Firefox ESR

An alternative for all users, but especially for Mac users, is Mozilla's extended-release version of Firefox that branched at Firefox 52. It's expected to remain supported until at least June 28, 2016, by which time Mozilla is planning to jump their ESR to a post-plugin phase. This is therefore a short-term solution, but one that should work for a while longer.

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 Great House of Doloreaux: Trials of Virtues

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  • The Great House of Doloreaux: Trials of Virtues


    The Great House of Doloreaux is excited to announce our monthly contest, Trials of Virtue.

    Each month we will list a virtue with a short description and example to help your understanding of the virtue. With this, a small task will be included. Anyone within the city may join and complete the task. At the end of the month, all submissions will be taken into consideration and the winner will receive one jewelry item of their choosing.

    With this prize you may pick a piece of jewelry, the metal, and the gem. Engraving and gem cuts are also extended. If you have any questions, please contact the member who has posted for that month.

    Esquire Heather Hart,


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    Month of Flower: Honesty

    What is Honesty? By definition, we know that honesty is truthful in your actions and words, but honesty is so much deeper than that. Honesty is the strength of your character, your beliefs, and your honor. Your word is your bond, and it is not something that you should swear lightly, for what you swear is what you must do.

    Furthermore, we must always be honest with ourselves and not allow excuses or desires alter our beliefs. When you are dishonest, everything else you've done loses credibility no matter how good it was. However, having too much honesty can come off as being insensitive or cruel, please remember that while using honesty, you must also keep in mind the other virtues. You should not use honesty as an excuse to be cruel to another.

    Example: A woman who is being questioned by the guards would not say what is convenient for her situation, but rather what is truthful and what she believes in despite the punishment that may or may not comes with it.

    Task: For this virtue, you will be required to send me a missive detailing the most honest thing you done as well as the least honest. This does not need to be overly personal but I expect it to be truthful. It takes great courage to reveal our faults as it does to take pride in our accomplishments. I look forward to the entries that come.

    I would encourage all to attend Squire Callais's discussion should they wish further insight before entering.

    Good luck and many blessings to you.

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