The Great Skotos Split Is Here [UPDATED]

The long-planned Skotos split is here. We are going to be separating Skotos into the four games that we're passing off to individual players (Marrach, TEC, the game formerly known as Ironclaw Online, the game formerly known as Lazarus Sleeping), and in the near future the core Skotos site will shutdown.

Here's how it will work:
* On Monday, we will turn off the ability to make any purchases through the main site. This will be the end of credit card purchases for Skotos games.
* We will run final automated credit card purchases on Tuesday morning. This is typical, in that our regular subscriptions are always set to run on the 1st through the 28th.
* On Wednesday, we will begin converting the games over to the new auth server that I've been working on for the last month and a half. All data will be converted over from the moment I grab the database. This means that all of your account information, including all payments (but not including any credit card information or Paypal information) will be duped to all the games: you'll be able to play any of them for the time you'd previously paid at the main Skotos site.
* We'll then start integrating the individual sites for each game with the new stand-alone setup.
* And likely I'll be resolving bugs in the auth server that only turn up through extensive usage.
* Meanwhile, we'll start handing off games to the individuals who will be running it in the future. I'm at this point over the time I'd initially committed to Skotos by a bit more than three weeks, but I'm expecting I'll need to offer support a little into May to make sure everyone is running well and that I've helped Christopher, Skotos, and the game leads deal with any intricacies of the hand-off.
* We'll request that all games remove all information from users who didn't stick with their game within a year.

I hope this will go as smoothly as possible. There will surely be bumps in the road. In particular, expect some random downtimes on Wednesday, when I convert over the games to the new servers, and expect the potential for problems on *next* Thursday, when I see how things work in the new setup.

A Few Updates as of 5/3:

1.) Castle Marrach, TEC, and Allegory of Empires are now split out from the main Skotos UserDB, which is the first (and biggest) step in separating these games. Multiversal Revelations will follow on Monday.

2.) Each site has a new login page of the form login.itsdomainname. This is the proper place to login to that game, and where you should access all UserDB functionality. Anything you do on the main Skotos users pages will no longer be reflected. Yes, that means you should be using the new pages to update your accounts, purchase months of play, and purchase subscriptions. Credit card payments are no longer possible, but Paypal is.

3.) Skotos is still running the games as of this moment, but they'll be transferred to the individual teams by this time next month.

4.) We've had some problems with credit cards continuing to run on the older UserDB system. We've refunded any bills that went through on the main system following the split, and apologize for the inconvenience. The plan is to turn the old UserDB off tomorrow, so that will absolutely stop the bills at this point. If you were accidentally billed, do note both that the amount was refunded the same day AND it isn't reflected on the new systems. [And as of Monday morning, those old charges seem to have been halted entirely.]

5.) We've discovered that about 20 accounts have credits of various amounts of them. This is a concept that is no longer supported in any meaningful way on the new UserDB, so we'll convert those credits to days of play at the most generous ratio.
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    Howdy do and hello to you! My name is Tobias Rinkwell, Toby for short,
    and I been in and out of the city for years now. Some of you folks that
    have been around for a spell might recall my name. If you need
    any hair, fur, tail, nail, or what have you work done then don't hesitate
    to come see me. I got flat rates for everything!

    Hair = 15d + 3 denarii and cost of dye for coloring
    Fur = 12d + 4 denarii and cost of dye for coloring
    Tail = 8d
    Nails = 5d for general care + 4d and the cost of dye for polish

    Listed below are the styles that I'm proficient at! Men, women, elders,
    and babes are all welcome to come to me for styling! I hope to see ya'll
    real soon!

    ~Toby Rinkwell~

    an accent braid
    The hair is done up loose with a small accent braid that hangs down
    the side of the head.

    a braid
    Hair that has been split into three even portions before being neatly
    woven together to form a simple braid. It is secured at the bottom
    by a ribbon.

    a combed back style
    Hair which has been backwardly run through with a comb to create a
    neat, clean appearance.

    a loose style
    A style in which the hair is left free of restraints and ties.

    This style features an even central part and two ponytails swept up
    and secured on both sides of the head.

    a ponytail
    Hair which is lifted up and pulled back tightly before being secured
    with a ribbon or clip.

    an uncombed fashion
    Hair which has been left uncombed and tangled.

    a windblown fashion
    Hair which has been fluffed up and brushed back loosely, as if blown
    by the wind.

    a worn up style
    Hair which has been pulled up and back with several small pins holding
    it in place.

    a bowl cut
    Hair which has been cut, literally, in the shape of a bowl. Several
    inches of length remain on the top of the head while the bottom features
    close-cropped style with no apparent transition between the two

    a bun
    A style in which the hair has been pulled back from the face, twisted
    or plaited, and wrapped in a circular coil around itself on the back of
    the head.

    a combover
    Hair which has been combed over a particular part on the head to
    hide a balding spot.

    worn loose with bangs
    A style in which the hair is left to hang down, free of restraints,
    while a small mass of bangs cling to the forehead.

    a messy knot
    The hair has been swiftly and unevenly collected before being tied up
    into a messy knot upon the back of the head to spare the wearer's eyes
    from obstruction.

    pulled back
    Hair which has been loosely gathered and simplistically pulled back at
    the base of the head where it is secured by a ribbon or hairclip.

    two braids
    Hair which has been centrally parted and separated into two
    individual sections before being simplistically braided.

    a bob
    A classic style in which the hair has been cut to chin-length and
    tapered inward to sleekly frame the face.

    a braided bun
    Hair which has been pulled up into a ponytail and then divided into
    two portions which have been individually braided. One braid is wound in
    a clockwise direction while the other is wound counterclockwise against
    the back of the head before being secured.

    a mullet
    Hair which is short on top and left long in the back.

    a mussed style
    A style in which the hair has been deliberately ruffled to lend a
    disheveled appearance.

    pulled back with an accent braid
    Hair which is pulled back except for a small braid which hangs down the
    side of the face.

    a tonsure
    The hair is completely cut from the scalp. This is a religious hairstyle
    that symbolizes the renunciation of worldly fashion and esteem.

    accent braids
    The hair is done up loose with small accent braids that hang down the
    sides of the head.

    a flat top
    The hair is shaved on the sides, with the top of the hair spiked upward
    and trimmed to look flat.

    a french braid
    A classic style in which the braid starts with small sections of hair at
    the crown of the head and is intermittently joined with more locks as
    it progresses downward. The end is secured with a ribbon or tie and
    features a small amount of hair left free at the bottom.

    a ponytail with bangs
    Hair which has been pulled up and clasped, or pinned back, into a
    ponytail, with small chunks of bangs left loose in front to conceal the
    upper portion of the forehead and frame the eyes.

    slicked back
    Hair which has been considerably greased and then slicked backward
    to present a sleek, smooth appearance.

    a tousled fashion
    Hair which hangs loose and appears to be in disarray.

    a crew cut
    Hair that has been cut short on the sides and trimmed low on the top
    of the head.

    a french twist
    A simple and elegant style created by gathering the hair into a low
    ponytail and then twisting it upward until it inverts against the head. It
    is then secured with pins, clips, sticks, or a comb.

    A soft, flat braid created upon the lower portion of the head
    which progresses downward until it is secured by a ribbon or tie.

    pulled back with bangs
    This style features short bangs that are split into hefty chunks which
    conceal a good portion of the forehead. The rest of the hair has been
    swept back and pulled up with a hairclip or ribbon.

    beaded braids
    A loose style in which the hair has been woven into a myriad of braids
    before being tied off at the ends with beads.

    a braided ponytail
    The hair is wholly gathered and tied up at the back of the head into
    a ponytail before being braided and secured anew, leaving a couple of
    inches of tresses hanging loose beneath the accessory.

    a crimped style
    An undulating style created close to the head which presents an even flow
    of impressive kinks and waves.

    a laced back style
    A style in which the hair has been loosely gathered at the lower base of
    the head and delicately laced back.

    a pageboy
    A straight style featuring fringed bangs in which the hair hangs to just
    below the ear and turns under.

    a snake-braided ponytail
    A unisex hairstyle held together with a plaited strand of hair that begins
    at the forehead and snakes its way to the back as a tight, french braid.
    The locks from the front and sides together with about half of the back
    hair are gathered fashionably into a ponytail, while the rest of the hair is
    left to splash over the shoulders or back.

    a coiled hairstyle
    Hair done in a thick braid that is wound into a large, flat, wide bun
    around the top and back of the head.

    A style in which the hair has been brushed and manipulated into soft,
    loose curls.

    a nape knot
    A simple, elegant style in which the hair has been rolled into a knot and
    then swept under before being pinned securely at the nape of the neck.
    "Focus on the small, good things in your life. See them
    as little fireflies in the darkness surrounding you. Gather them up and put them in a jar and you'll
    have a nice nightlight to keep the darkness at bay."


    Noah, Adiza, Dru, Tobias
    Once played Mattimeo (Matt), Drosnan, Seened, Patrick

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    a side-swept wave
    A fluid and dynamic male hairstyle cut into layers to create more volume
    on top. A hand-created wave decorates the left front of the head while
    neat lines trail around the sides.

    Hair which has been meticulously coaxed upward into miniature points
    to provide an edgy, daring look.

    a top knot
    Hair which is styled into a knot on the top of the head.

    billowing curls
    This hairstyle starts with a classic bowl cut with tapered edges and
    chipped-in texturing. The locks on the sides and back are then styled
    into coils in order to add volume and movement in the look, while the
    top and forward portions of the hair are kept in smooth form to provide
    a pleasing contrast to the textured curl.

    a chignon
    A loose coiled bun which is worn low and secured against the nape of
    the neck.

    a circlet braid
    Hair done in a tidy braid that is wrapped once around the upper head
    to resemble a circlet. It is secured with pins and offers a sturdy anchor
    point for tiaras or veils.

    a halo braid
    A thick braid that is coiled high upon the crown of the head in a
    circular fashion.

    a love-lock
    A male hairstyle in which one lock of hair is kept longer than the rest.
    This single tress is tied with a ribbon and laid to the front of the
    left shoulder.

    a steep crown
    A smart style in which the hair rises steeply, curling high and back from
    the hairline and reaching for the crown. The sides are combed straight
    back, thinly covering the top of the ears and bending in towards the

    a tiered bun
    Gathered in a loose bun, the hair is curled and situated in such a way as
    to provide the image of several tiers atop one another.

    an angled side partition
    A long hairstyle in which luxurious waves are molded into bold definition and positioned to surround the face. The angled
    side partition provides an air of sophistication and elegance to the otherwise simple design.

    a braided nape-knot
    Hair that has been braided, rolled into an elegant knot, and then fastened at the nape
    of the neck.

    centered waves
    A male style in which the hair has been parted centrally at the front of the head to feather
    back above the ears. The remaining tresses are left unrestrained and
    hang down the back.

    draped braids
    A style in which the hair has been separated into two individually braided portions and
    then looped outward and attached underneath via pins to lend a draped appearance.

    looped braids
    Hair which is individually braided upon both sides of the head
    and then wound into loops.

    an uplifted hairstyle
    An elegant bulge of the long frontal hair is just the prelude to the crescendo of long
    and luxurious curls, coiled to perfection right below the shoulders. The symmetry and
    simplicity are an open play in contrast to the extreme control on the lifted top section. This
    style boasts a free spirit with its open and flowing form, short side part and full volume.

    a cascade
    The locks of hair seem to naturally flow downward in a cascade style.

    festive ringlets
    A combination of ringlets and coils ablaze in a swarm of loose, layered waves.

    finger curls
    Tight curls that lie close to the head.

    a fishtail braid
    Similar to the common french braid, the hair is differently threaded with thickness from the
    outer side to the center braid. It is tied off an inch or two before the ends of the hair with
    a ribbon or other accessory.

    A style in which the hair is arranged into layers, with the top layers cut shorter than the
    layers beneath. The tips of the upper layers blend seamlessly with the layers below,
    lending to an illusion of length and volume.

    a natural wave
    This relaxed male style features a naturally wavy top with bangs that sweep to the
    side of the face. The sides are cut short to emphasize the natural waves.

    parted accents
    Hair which has been centrally parted at the top of the forehead before being braided into
    two separate accent braids. These plaited arrangements are then drawn around
    the circumference of the head and secured in the back where the rest of the hair
    hangs unrestrained.

    a shaggy style
    A short, layered, loose hairstyle, with more layers at the crown of the head than below.
    The ears are not cut out so that the hair can be conveniently tucked behind or pulled back
    with barrettes or hairpins.

    swept-back curls
    A whimsical style where the hair has first been fastened back and away from the face by
    way of a large relaxed braid, allowing wisps of hair to frame the face. The remaining
    hair is swept to the side to create a low ponytail, leaving the rest of the hair to drape over
    he shoulder in a bed of soft curls.

    a spiked swell
    A male style in which longer hair decorates the crown of the head before being directed
    upward and towards the front. It starts at the very short and touchable nape and ends in
    a fashionable, spiked swell above the forehead.

    a braided dome
    The hair has been manipulated into a poufed dome atop the crown of the head, with a
    ribbon-laced wrap braid neatly framing its circumference.

    a Calabrian crop
    This crop features a front laying fringe that sweeps over the forehead while most of the
    hair is cut short to highlight the slightly longer hair on top.

    layered curls
    Hair that has been cut into short, soft layers which have been been subtly curled inward
    to frame the face.

    a dutch braid
    An elaborate combination of two french braids on either side of the head which join
    toward the back of the head to form a braided bun.

    short fringes
    A classic, short male cut featuring longer hair about the nape, narrow and short
    sideburns, short bangs and lots of texture. The hair is layered with greater
    lengths on the crown and neck.

    a swirl-top bun
    The hair has been parted down the middle and collected into individual strands before
    being combed upward, rolled under, and invisibly pinned. From the back to the front,
    large, decorative swirls fashionably claim both sides of the head.

    tight rows
    A tightly-woven style in which the braided hair is pressed closely to the scalp,
    creating a decorative, raised surface. The hair is weaved over the crown of the head
    where it then splits into individually-created snug braids.

    a bun comprised of elegantly wound curls accented with flowers
    The hair has been curled and elegantly wound into an intricate vine-like bun design
    against the nape before being laced with miniature flowers.

    a curled upstyle
    A festive and stunning upstyle that combines an elegant silhouette with wild and partially
    free flowing curls. The hair is twirled and fastened with invisible pins before
    the ends are shaped to perfection.

    A style in which the hair is either twisted into rope-like locks or consists of long, thin
    braids radiating from the scalp.

    Hair that is styled into waves that lie close to the head.

    a mohawk
    A style where the head is shaved save the very center going down to the neck. The hair
    in this area is spiked.

    a relaxed fringe style
    This is a male style that looks both polished and carefree. The sides have been cut
    short but blend smoothly into the longer swept back top. A short fringe of bangs curls
    over the forehead to give a more relaxed feel.

    a rope braid
    Hair which has been pulled back into a three-sectioned ponytail before being twisted
    to the right and crossed over itself repeatedly to form a
    unique and elegant rope-like braid.

    tousled and adorned with flowers
    Tousled hair worn loose and adorned with miniature flowers.

    "Focus on the small, good things in your life. See them
    as little fireflies in the darkness surrounding you. Gather them up and put them in a jar and you'll
    have a nice nightlight to keep the darkness at bay."


    Noah, Adiza, Dru, Tobias
    Once played Mattimeo (Matt), Drosnan, Seened, Patrick


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      *a passing otter clad in whites and blues pulls this posting to the front*
      "Focus on the small, good things in your life. See them
      as little fireflies in the darkness surrounding you. Gather them up and put them in a jar and you'll
      have a nice nightlight to keep the darkness at bay."


      Noah, Adiza, Dru, Tobias
      Once played Mattimeo (Matt), Drosnan, Seened, Patrick