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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 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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Grendel's Revenge Free Accounts

On December 15th of 2012, Grendel's Revenge enabled free accounts for play. This announcement is following in the suit of TEC's own free account announcement, serving as a reminder to any new or returning players that are browsing the forums.

For all the details about what free accounts are, look no further than here:

In order to log into GR for free, simply visit this page to sign into your Skotos account (ignoring any subscription notices it may give):

Then click the following link for Zealotry/Firefox:

Or this link for Alice/Internet Explorer:

Problems? Questions? You can email the GR staff group at
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  • Android

    With all the things I can do with my Android these days... (Even playing flash games etc.) I assumed my flash friendly Firefox v 36.0 would be comfy playing GR Zealotry. Just my luck that Zealotry is incompatible. Now that we have so many apps and android mud clients, it was my assumption that a mobile friendly app for Android would have been developed for GR.

    Well... It was hell getting my unrooted and too new android to play adobe flash... But I was determined, and finally found one. So... I really want to get back into GR... I have a mud client... Can't I just get the sign in info?

  • #2
    Unfortunately, the use of third party clients isn't allowed. It can cause stability issues with your character. Because we're considered an unsupported (or lightly supported) game, the likelihood of us getting a flash client like other Skotos games has is rather low, also.
    Grendel's Revenge Gamemaster


    • #3
      The one game I really wanted to play is the only one I can't... I stopped playing because I didn't have the money I needed to pay the skotos account and my internet hill... At the time, I was using a laptop. The laptop is irreparable without access to an operable system. My monitor broke and I was using an external. Sadly it won't work outside windows. The best I can afford is a $20 android. It took months to get flash to run on it. My sd cards have a habit of randomly turning read only... And I don't get much in online games anymore. I was really hoping I could find a way to play GR... Even if it was through a third party client.

      Any suggestions at all? I have been hoping to learn mud coding, but my phone won't compile without being rooted. (Being unable to attain root access is stupid and hellish... I can't even try tbs mud's code.

      Any ideas or suggestions are welcome.


      • #4
        Is GR's source code open to the public? I've been trying to learn mud coding and I do have some experience coding in C. I would love.a chance to try coding a new client. I've wanted to code for GR since I first found it. It is a good game with phenomenal potential.

        Sorry for the double post.