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OOC Updates
9/25/18 — The second phase of our [Board Wide Plot] is underway, and with it our annual October event, allowing the characters that have died on-site free reign across all of Baraenor for ghostly shenanigans!

8/14/18 — Our newest Board Wide Plot has officially begun! Visit [this thread] for more information, and choose your deity wisely.

8/12/18 — Character Appreciation has come to Baraenor once again. If you have that special character you have been wanting to bring over, now is your chance! Take advantage while you can, the time is limited! Character Appreciation Information!

7/10/18 — Our summer [mini-update] is now live! We've made some more tweaks to our PVP system as well as some extra encouragement for our players to make use of the Coliseum when writing their fight posts. A related guide is also in the works, so keep an eye out for that to be finished soon! The WIP can be found at the top of the Coliseum forum.

6/2/2018 — Maintenance has been concluded! Hooray! We have new skins and some wall-o-text update for you guys to read. So please make sure you are reading through the summer update.

5/6/2018 — We have wrapped up the Blessings of Twilight event and will have the end results up soon once everyone's points are tallied. Elle has also provided us with a couple of new affiliate buttons to use, so big thank you to her for her help!

4/10/2018 — [Character Appreciation Auditions] are open for a few more days! Now's the time to bring in an already established character into a brand new world, even if they aren't originally a lion. The second [Blessings of Twilight] event is also underway, so be sure to track your characters' progress and earn those cool prizes!

4/01/2018 — Hmm... Something is just [not quite right] around this place and you guys are writing some really weird stuff.

3/21/2018 — Our long-awaited [Spring Update] has officially dropped! Along with a few clarifications and an overhaul of the task system, we have given the guidebook a complete overhaul as well for easier navigation and understanding. New and returning players are encouraged to give everything a read-over, and as always, staff is happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have!

2/4/2018 — Year 4 is underway, as well as Baraenor's First Anniversary! We have a very special Character Appreciation this time around that lasts all through the month of February, and we need some help compliling pivotal threads for our Year 3 Synopsis.

1/20/18 — It's Winter of Year 3, and that means that the IC year is coming to a close! Expect Hall of Fame nominations to open soon, and be sure to read up on all of the user polls we're using to help continue to fine-tune the task system. We are always looking for more imput and suggestions from our playerbase!

12/28/17 — Baraenor enters Autumn of Year 3, and the next phase of the White Stag Event has begun! Be sure to sign up for a belated Christmas Gift, as well as enroll in Scribble Wars for next month for a chance to win some gems!

12/1/17 — Summer of Year 3 has steam-rolled its way into existence. As always, contests are being held, links to which can be found riiiiight below these updates. Christmas is almost upon us in the real world (and by almost I mean almost a month from now) so be prepared because it is the season for gifting. Creatures have also been allowed onto the site for a price unless you bring them during Character Appreciation Week, so feel free to ask for details if you need more information.

11/4-17 — Another month gone and Baraenor enters into Spring of Year three! We have a lot of contests coming up so keep an eye out for those - and don't forget that Christmas is just around the corner! Who knows what suprises will be in store for the players of Baraenor! Also look to see the ending of the BWP for our resident Witch Doctor - he's going to be picking up steam.

10/4/17 — Baraenor has officially entered its third IC year! Welcoming the new year with a harsh winter that will hopefully bring promise of a better spring. In other news, the third stage of the board wide plot has been temporarily suspended until such time we have a few people that have completed stage two. This is to give people time to catch up as well as keep all surprises of each stage given via in character interactions. We will let you know when the next stage is released. =)

9/23/17 — Winter has come on Baraenor! this one is going to be a particularly difficult one. Rogue's will receive -5% heath per IC Winter Month this go around instead of the normal -3% so it's recommended they find homes soon. Since nobody knew ahead of time, one OOC week will be given to find a home before December health deductions will be made by staff.

9/13/17 — The brand-new PvP system has been officially announced, and is now in effect across Baraenor. Please see this update for more information! With this, we've also created a new forum called The Coliseum so players can practice writing fight posts without putting their characters in jeopardy.

9/2/17 — The Sept/Oct 'Spooky' Board Wide Event has officially been released, opening up a new forum for posting! For full detailed information on what the event involves, check out both threads in this forum.

8/31/17 — Happy (very belated) six months to Baraenor! We've added a few neat things to both IC and OOC profiles, which can be found in this update. Sign-ups for Scribble Wars, our first-ever posting contest, are also open until September 3rd! Players may enter with as many characters as they want, so don't forget to register for the chance at some very nice rewards!

8/20/17 — An official site update has been posted here. Some new changes have been made in regards to The Giving Tree, Gem Shops and Tasks so be sure to look it over. We've also introduced Character Appreciation Week and Of the Month Nominations so be looking for those in the future!

8/7/17 — An update has been posted here. If everyone could take the time to read over and input any ideas or opinions it would be greatly appreciated! Also, after yesterdays pride activity check three prides were disbanded. Due to smaller numbers at the current time, we have opted to close two of the prides in order to try and fill the remaining ones a bit better. Kyvar will remain open and ready for reclaiming as it was one of the original prides on the forum.

7/31/17 — Cootie will be gone from August 3rd-18th, on a trip to Japan! Please direct any concerns to Jolee during this time, as she'll be back from her absence then to keep things up and running. Cootie will still try to pop in on Discord and the cbox to check on everyone, but otherwise expect kind of a lull while everyone's out traveling before school starts back for a lot of players. Your regularly scheduled programming should resume in the next couple of weeks!

7/24/17 — We are still accepting entires for our Flora and Fauna contest! This is a neat opportunity to contribute directly to the world of Baraenor, and earn something for your efforts! We've seen several new faces around lately, so thank you to everyone that's been posting our advertisments. Keep it up so we can bring even more new players into our community!

7/12/17 — The Starfall Contest has ended now and the skies have started to return to normal. Congratulations to everyone who won in the OOC or IC contest. =) In other news, Tabs has opted to take a break from Adminship for a little while and relax so if you have any questions feel free to inquire with Jolee or any of the other staff members as well as posting inquiries in the Soundboard forum for questions and suggestions. We will be attempting to go through the site soon and seeing if anything could be improved upon so input is always appreciated.

6/27/17 — The Starfall Contest is quickly drawing to a close, but there's still time to participate and nifty prizes to be won! The guidebook has been updated with all of the newest changes, as well as a few tweaks for clarity after feedback from the playerbase and other observations. You can read more about those here!

6/10/17 — Baraenor enters Year 2 with a bang, as The Starfall Contest is now underway! We're still working out some kinks and making new gameplay additions, the latest of which can be read about in this update. Staff auditions have also opened up, and interested parties can have a look here at the open positions and how to apply!

5/25/17 — Lots of updates and changes are coming to Baraenor! With the removal of the pride limit - how many lions will be searching to stake their claims on their own lands? With the addition of Woman Empowerment ladies of Baraenor have just a little more umph.. But they still have to work for it! Staff changes have come up - and as summer really gets started - we have a lot of contests in full swing right now!

04/24/17 — There have been several updates made recently, highlighting tweaks in the fighting system, a task overhaul, gridlines on the map and much more! Check them out here and here for more information. We also have a shiny new Game Development board, where we'll be discussing anything new and exciting with everyone!

03/19/17 — As we move into our third month of being open, we see some accounts going inactive. Make sure that you guys are posting at least once a month to keep characters from falling inactive! And remember, if a character under 1 year goes inactive they will be considered deceased. Keep up the posts, guys!

02/26/17 — Things have been said, and heard! A new update comes on the horizon and with it comes a fighting system that we hope will keep the 'hands off' approach, while remaining fair to everyone involved. You can find it Here!

02/20/17 — To all our lovely members, we provide a brief update to let everyone know that we now have a special forum under Art Corner where we are housing all the wonderful editable line arts that we have been able to get with your gracious donations. These are available for member use only and password protected so if you are wishing to use them please PM Tabs or Jolee in order to get the password. Currently there is only an infant cub line art available, but more will be added as Ale-Tie completes them. =)

02/13/17 — It's been a week since our opening, and we've put out an Update!. In this update, we welcome a new staffer, and two new prides! Don't forget the current contests we have going on! Some will end coming up here soon.

02/07/17 — We have a couple of contests going on right now, Advertising contest which has a few of our breed only (And non purchaseable) pelt colors as prizes. Skinning contest with Gems as prizes. Keep your eyes peeled for a Valentines day Scavenger hunt as well! In the meantime, we'd like to give a HUGE thank you to both Pessy and Vix for donating towards making Baraenor! And to the players who have joined up in the last few days. Without the players, there would be no site. They have our love!

02/05/17 — Baraenor is now officially open! Players may begin to start creating OOC and IC accounts. Thank you to everyone that has helped us get to this point in time. If you are new to Baraenor, please refer to our Grand Opening announcement for further details and don't forget to read over the required reading in the Guides. If you happen to find any bugs in coding, please report them on this thread.
IC Updates
09/25/18 — The goddesses continue to clash, and currently it is Noemi of the abyss with the most control - wielding her strength to influence the more unsavory characters of Baraenor. The upset of energies have unleashed the dearly departed freely into the land, and as the ghosts roam untethered, trouble brews between Imperio Sangre and Grimwood over the untimely demise of the young white tiger, Catherine. Just across the river, Empress Icefang of Luminosa sucessfully incapacitates Tyr, holding the former Sant Hem king in her territory while she decides his fate.

09/15/18 — As the land cools off, a new pride arises in the vale; Noctis led by King Agrippa. The scorned Andromède also takes Duskhollow from her former mate, renaming it to Athens. Baraenor's deities continue to plague the population with dreams and summons, and many have already gone to their respective strongholds with offerings to prove their loyalties. As the sisters grow stronger, what lies ahead when winter comes creeping in?

08/07/18 — Baraenor is in the middle of its usual summer heat wave, but that hasn't stopped the residents from trying to maintain their strongholds as resources begin to dwindle. Former Imperio empress (and heiress) Icefang has stepped out of her family's land to establish Luminosa across the river, while elsewhere Rothadt Erdő's king disappears and the pride dissolves. Otherwise it's business as usual, even if there's some strange goings-on down in the darkest recesses of the Phantom Bayou.

06/20/18 — Spring is here! The residents of Baraenor are a little worse for wear, but new legacies begin as Irkbaan Veistul establishes Rothadt Erdő along the eastern coast and Solomon Kivasante follows in his father's footsteps to revive Anima within the ethereal forest. But the land is never without its pockets of violence - Sant Hem's Tyr Rankeshson attempts to make Sundew pay for her insubordination while his heir Roanoke X'uekai is engaged in a death match against Grave Delekr.

05/06/18 — The skies begin to settle but down below the fights rage on, as new king Tyr Rankeshson of Sant Hem challenges Agnar's king Fenris Káruson to a death match. A few hopefuls have made their bids for leadership as well in the wake of Diello Lake's recent flooding and disbandment - the lioness Magdalene founds Izalith along the shores of Avaar Lagoon, the recently displaced Disa Kivasante vies for the throne of Imperio Sangre's Nikiri X'uekai and Kalios Grengar calls upon Duskhollow king Baldur Blackheart to defend his position.

04/10/18 — All hell breaks loose in Fessinger Grove as Diello king Zayn Kivasante leads a raid into Aerodeck's territory, with the recently-established Agnar's Empress Gunnr caught in the crossfire as the violence rapidly escalates. In the thick of the battle, Archduchess Sylvanas - one of Skol's own - turns on her king and challenges him for his crown. It seems the chaos has heralded the converging of the twin moons once again, as they draw ever closer to each other and cause all manner of astrological phenomena!

03/21/18 — With the increased availablity of resources, power begins to shift again, especially in Fessinger Grove - where Parvana re-takes Mirah Shores when Camilla disappears and Beetle Halfsbane departs from Diello Lake to stake her claim of Grimwood along the swamp's eastern edge. Another Diello lioness, Adélaide, also establishes Wintertide along the coast of Perisod Moor, and the rogue Nikiri X'uekai takes a portion of Norren Savanna after the scent markers of Caranox Plains are nowhere to be found.

03/07/18 — Spring is in the air, lifting some of the strains off of Baraenor's population. Food is becoming plentiful again, and with it the promise of a bit more peace among the prides. At least, in theory. Diello's resident tiger Luka attacks High King Skol of Aerodeck after some shady dealings involving one of her pridemates, Hillevi, who in turn makes an arrangement with Solomon in an effort to swear her loyalty. Within the territory of the Nomads itself, Morana issues a challenge against the now former heiress Buttermilk for her title - only for the cheetah to have disappeared, and for newcomer Sylvanas to answer in her place, while Heiress Absinthe of Itthon Nyers comes across Grave of Atral Fen in the bayou, and he ultimately kills her when she attacks him out of bloodlust.

02/18/18 — As the winter season rages on, Reshmi steps up to take over Adhina Cascade in the wake of Lennox's disappearance, renaming it Ashok Basin, while the young Skol Rankeshson makes a deal with the tiger Shrine in order to obtain control of the Aerodeck Nomads. Rostam Delekr takes Paradise, now Itthon Nyers, from Damien - and Nahlot Viitaas makes a bid for Mirah Shores, her challenge answered by current Empress Camilla Delekr.

02/04/18 — Nine prides - and one clan of creatures - have officially established themselves across Baraenor, making competition inevitable for land and resources. With well over twenty members a piece, Diello Lake and Ko'mox Fields have grown to megapride status and could certainly start putting strains on their neighbors. Things are already heating up in Fessinger Grove as new Empress Parvana of Mirah Shores sets her sights on driving the Aerodeck Nomads out of the swamp by raiding their territory!

01/28/18 — Four prides have dissolved under the pressure of the winter snows, paving the way for an ambitious few to build new empires in their wake. Deep in Naru Jungle, however, a battle rages as Solomon, the High King of Diello Lake, challenges Jorunn, Archduchess of Paradise to a death match!

01/20/18 — Eilif, King of Brogan Criostail, is challenged by one Priscilla Delekr for his crown after a disagreement over a young girl named Sakura! Elsewhere, the Empress and Emperor of Ko'mox Fields relocates their pride to the forest, and tensions rise in Starfall Crater over the fate of a trio of newborn cubs after their mother passes away from complications. In the wake of all this, the winter season makes itself known across Baraenor - promising to be one of the harshest yet.

01/04/18— With October comes changes! Damien defeats Varion as ruler of Elysian Summit and has some nefarious plans brewing. Zayn, King of Diello Lake, has managed to cling on to life after a grueling five day healing session by Disa. What does he do upon waking, however? Challenge Sant Hem for Jorunn! Winter is closing in on Baraenor, and with hardships on the way and prides growing more and more unsteady, where will the new season take us?

12/1/17 — As always, new prides appear while, sometimes simultaneously, existing prides vanish. Relations between these prides all lean toward alliances, which leads to a baby boom that is a mix of inter-pride passion and the Witch Doctor's influence. Meanwhile, strange occurrences begin to circulate through the rumor mill. Whispers of a white stag are abound, and folks are also beginning to speak of other creatures speaking lion-tongue. A leopard, a crocodile.. what else might Baraenor become a home for in the future?

11/4/17 — Much has happened in the last few months! The Witch Doctor continues his conquest to finish his goals.. Beware those of you who are of the dearly departed! In the meantime - multiple prides have fallen over the harsh winter months, leaving Baraenor down to six! With fewer prides, it means that there are alot of creatures looking to stake their own claims on the land. A few challenges are liable to crop up!

9/9/17 — The ocean recedes, forging a path to the mysterious island northeast of the mainland. However, it's an eerie locale, veiled by fog and ghostly voices that beckon the living to come and explore. Surely there's some correlation between it and the wandering souls that have been released from their bonds to the Memoire Fields, drifting across Baraenor as they did in life, searching for the reason behind their newfound freedom.

8/31/2017Anima Falls King Nevermore discovers the gruesome scene of his son's death and wife's capture, forcing him to abandon his territory and leave Baraenor in search of the culprit. Takira "Taske" Neron becomes the Empress of the forest in his stead, the shift in power quiet and undisturbed. On the opposite side of the map, Maranon Basin is founded in Mystall Ridge by Empress Devana and her mate, Helios, and becomes Baraenor's northernmost pride.

8/20/2017 — The unrelenting heat takes a toll on its inhabitants, but time marches on and not even the season can halt the rise and fall of monarchs across the land. When Kyvar Morass is left vacant once again, it is reclaimed by Livanna Varg, such that the jungle sees its first Empress in the wake of a harshly patriarchal past. Azil Hollow, having outlived its usefulness as a sanctuary in the mountains, is also abandoned and vanishes from the map - at least for now.

7/24/2017 — Baraenor is on the cusp of a heated summer, and with it the promise that the turmoil will ebb away a little - if only for now. Hard-pressed former queen Isadora takes over the abandoned Azil Hollow as its Empress and a young and amibitious Kaiden lays claim to the jungle of Kyvar Morass, while Mordred ascends the throne of Murkwood Grotto not long after his brother vanished. The survivors of the clash between the Delekr family and their outcasts are seeking vengeance, claiming the wives left behind as their own or holding them prisoner as punishment.

7/10/17 — In the wake of the strange astral phenomena, cubs are born with fur like the night sky in Anima Falls, and the tensions between Azil Hollow and Kyvar Morass finally erupt into a bloody battle on the grasslands. Four are killed - including Azil's king and one of his children - leaving the desolate Hollow in the paws of its young heir. Not long afterwards, Kyvar Morass and Murkwood Grotto both lose their kings. Will others take up their mantles, or are they destined to fade into obscurity?

6/27/17 — The moons grow closer and closer, one threatening to eclipse the other, the zenith of this strange phenomenon fast approaching as tensions run high across Baraenor. Skellryn Vale sees a new king not long after the death of its empress, when her heir Lilith is captured by Kyvar Morass and a lion named Artaxias claims the abandoned prideland. Another Delekr has taken over Murkwood Grotto in the wake of the prior king's disappearance, though the site of his claim is anything but peaceful, as the newly crowned Lennox immediately challenges for Rakel, a lioness of Mirah Shores, after a few heated words. Elsewhere, a strange pool charged with moonlight has revealed itself in Ethereal Forest - where did it come from, and what could it mean?

6/10/17 — A massive power shift consumes the land when Korrin is run from his territory and stripped of his name by his father Rhask and eldest brother Haru upon their arrival. Korrin and his loyalists flee to the mountains and establish Azil Hollow, while Haru himself takes the Kyvar Morass throne. Two other prides pop up elsewhere - Skellryn Vale and Navtiv Valley - while young Delekr Havok lays claim to the again abandoned Steppes, renaming it Murkwood Grotto and moving it to Ragefire Peaks. The heavens seem to be mimicking the chaos down below as the twin moons move ever closer together; stars are raining across the sky and a particularly large meteor has made landfall in Perisod Moor.

5/22/17 — When the King of Aellexus Steppes unexpectedly dies, the chance to claim the title emerges. Within minutes of the occurrence, a lion named Nevermore attempts to claim Ethereal Forest for his own. No more than 4 hours after, a lion named Vyper attempts to secure the savanna. Will these males go unchallenged, or will they be forced to fight for the title? Read more here and here.

5/12/17 — After the unexpected disbandment of Kyvar Morass, Korrin seeks to reclaim his title. Will he go unchallenged, or will blood be shed once more by the lions of the jungle? Read more here.

5/9/17 — True to what we've grown to expect, there is always something big going on in Mirah Shores. This time, it is a battle for the title of Queen. Hannibal, a fairly new addition to the pride, has her sights set on something big. After regaining her title so recently, Isadora loses it quicker than most of us expected. Newly crowned and ready to flaunt it, Hannibal goes so far as to invite the King's brother Barbas to her den for the night. Are more cubs on the horizon for this eclectic pride?

5/9/17 — Kirena of Mirah Shores, who just lost her only remaining cub (Sabryn) to a crocodile and has been outranked by a slave despite being the King's wife, is losing her mind. Not only does she find her assumed deceased son (Exodus) alive and well; she does not believe that he is actually her son. Sure that she would not be allowed to keep the boy due to feeling neglected, Kirena intends to alert Ezekael and leave it at that, though when Ezekael arrives, he solidifies Kirena's thoughts by calling for Isadora to care for the cub. Kirena, now feeling even further betrayed and unhinged, calls Isadora to a death match! Isadora, contrary to what we've seen of her battling in the past, goes for the kill without a second thought. Ezekael attempts to calm the situation, but it escalates regardless, one wife intent on killing another. Coincidentally enough, Graham from Iron Mountains has been loitering around the territory, even going so far as to having a private conversation with Kirena in an attempt to figure out what her turmoil is all about. The King of the Mountains leaps to the defense of Kirena, intent on turning the tables of the Death Match onto Isadora instead. Somehow Isadora manages to dodge Graham entirely, and the Death Match halts abruptly. Barbas slides in to seek compromise and diplomacy, but Graham has had enough with being nice to this pride that seems to be in shambles due to outside forces. He demands that Kirena be released to his care, and Ezekael gives her up like he'd never married her at all. Kirena flees in one direction, Chani the cub flees in another, and Graham leaves with the few members of his pride that have shown up.

5/9/17 — Just when you think things are settling down, two lionesses are killed in freak accidents caused by Mother Nature! Civali of Kyvar Morass is crushed beneath a fallen tree, leaving her husband Mordred and her son Dogo to grieve. Sabryn, a cub of Kirena's, of Mirah Shores is eaten alive by a massive crocodile who seems now to be a permanent fixture of Avaar Lagoon. Heartbreakingly enough, Kirena takes this loss extremely hard, having lost her son shortly after the litter was born. Shortly thereafter, Voluspa, current Queen, after giving birth and claiming Isadora's cubs as her own, travels to Iron Mountains in search of the King. Graham is quick to answer, and asks her what she might need. Suddenly we see Voluspa as never before, looking over her shoulder as though followed, crying out for help from the heterochromatic King of the Mountains. She tells him that Ezekael raped Isadora! Seeking justice, questioning his alliance to the Shores, Graham hustles his way to Fessinger Grove to find answers. Once there, with Ezekael and most of his pride (only one child is curious enough to check out the commotion) present, Graham explains his presence and calmly asks for the truth. Ezekael denounces Voluspa as Queen, stating it was always Isadora, but Voluspa, newly made slave, proves him wrong by using her Witch Doctor ability to summon an ancestral leader who will answer two questions truthfully. Graham breaks the alliance between Iron Mountains and Mirah Shores, leaving in disgust.

5/9/17 — Meanwhile, the new King of Iron Mountains has received the perfect initiation.. a challenge for his crown! Vyper, new to Baraenor but ambitious enough to rival all inhabitants, eventually succumbs to Graham, leaving the Mountain stronghold exactly as it was. On the northern side of the realm, more misfortune has befallen Mirah Shores, their Archduchess Tishala in particular. After happening upon a rogue lioness in Rysen Grasslands, the females are approached by Kyvar Morass' infamous grouch, Mordred. In his usual fashion, the red-maned male lays claim to the rogue immediately, and even Gersemi the Queen arrives to welcome their newest addition. At first it seems all will be well, for Tishala attempts to leave without a fight, but Mordred does the unthinkable and tries to claim her, despite her already belonging to Mirah Shores! Quick to the rescue is the King himself, charging in to protect his pride member. Absolute chaos erupts when Ezekael's brother Barbas, Heir to the throne, follows along and attempts to even the score by claiming Gersemi, who is unknowingly pregnant at this time. Korrin, her husband, descends on Barbas to protect Gersemi, calling for war between their prides in the process. One by one the crowd piles in to witness the majesty of Ezekael vs Mordred for Mirah Shores and Korrin vs Barbas for Gersemi. During this intense instance, Korrin is defeated by Barbas, making Gersemi a member of Mirah Shores, and while Korrin is down, his brother Gideon swoops in to claim the crown for Kyvar Morass'. Ezekael defeats Mordred in the end, leaving the prides to disperse to care for their wounded and process the state of hostility with their closest neighbor.

5/9/17 — Continuing on the same train of thought from our last update, we have surprising news from Mirah Shores. No sooner than Voluspa charging in for the kill did Isadora attempt to escape, only to be thwarted by her own brother-in-law, Barbas, and Voluspa herself. Ezekael is not present in this moment, when Voluspa strikes Isadora down to the rank of slave (a first in Baraenor's young life), for attempting to abort her litter. Gideon, who at this time was still Kyvar's sub-King, pays witness to all of the madness which unfolds here, giving him an intimate look into the workings of this oceanic pride.

04/5/17 — Much has happened since our last update! Voluspa has challenged Isadora to a death match after finding her attempting to abort her cubs, while also pregnant herself! Aellexus Steppe has a new King, Evander, and has started accepting members at a growing rate. It seems that testosterone has run rampant through the lands of Baraenor, especially Kyvar Morass. Korrin has a new Queen, who's filled to the brim with his young; he's also chased his brother, Gideon, from the land for choosing a woman over family! Both brothers have maimed one another, each party sporting a marred eye worthy of a patch. Iron Mountains has also had its fair share of drama, Graham meeting an old lover unexpectedly, and becoming the acting King of the mountains while Pallas journeys to find inner peace after delivering the morbid news of the death of Daphne Varg and encountering a cub in a similar situation. That is not all! Mother Nature has also run amok, dispersing singing creatures of all sorts to all the prides; what cooky things does the Mother have planned for us? Stay tuned and you just might find out.

03/19/17 — Pallas has become the new King of Iron Mountains! Meanwhile, Ezekael has found himself quite verulent and has started the process of siring multiple litters! The Varg are making themselves known as the family continues to grow, and with Daphne being returned to them - what dangers await the rest of the valley? More and more lions have stepped into the valley, and things are heating up across the board.

03/03/17 — Things are heating up as more and more lions filter into the lands of Baraenor! Hrungnir and Samuel clash once again over rulership of Aellexus Steppe, with the younger of the two once more emerging victorious. Tensions have run high between Mirah Shores and Kyvar Morass as their kings nearly come to blows over members. Whales have washed up on the beaches, drawing many lions from the edges to see what all the fuss is about. In the meantime, Apollyon has moved the pride once known as Qirin Glade to the Emerald Vale, giving rise to a new pride The Iron Mountains.

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Noemi and Neomi have made themselves known, and things are starting to get a little strange. Good and Evil have begun to war against one another. The winner is determined by the Karmic actions of those who live in the realm of Baraenor.
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Site Census
STATISTICS 9/9 M F T
Anima 9 7 16
Athens 4 913
Dorchas Tor 2 24
Grimwood 11 617
Imperio Sangre 6 410
Vilmos Lev 9 1322
Sant Hem 7 714
Izalith 4 48
Luminosa 6 1218
Rogues 16 1935
Creatures 1 23
TOTALS 69 81 150

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|| Spring | MARCH Y6 ||
March | The seasons are changing as the temperature begins to rise again and the snow begins to melt. Small occasional flurries of snow fall, but never enough to settle before they melt. It's still icy and chilly in the higher altitudes, but the dangers of the extreme cold have passed and greenery is beginning to sprout again in Baraenor.
Rogues will lose -3% each roll over

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THINNING | Small trickles of herd animals are beginning to regroup within Baraenor. It's a little easier to find an animal to hunt, but still marginally difficult since most have yet to return from their migrations. -2 modifier while searching for prey

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Summer Update 06/02/18
With summer comes many changes! First of all, we'd like to congratulate those of you on Baraenor - and who may be joining - on graduation! I know there are a lot of players who were working through University and High school.. So congratulations everyone!

Secondly, I'd like to let you guys know that this update has many good things, but some not good things at the same time... Some rule updates that have been long since needed as well as a few things we hope will make the gameplay run a lot smoother for everyone involved.

Mutation Update

We've been asked for more mutations, and based on player polls of the last few months, you guys have gotten your wish! The mutations have been expanded immensely, and we hope that you will all enjoy the new chances for something unique!
  • [Mutations List]
      You can find the list of mutations and more information about them on the Mutations page of the guidebook!
    • Remember, all of these are eligible to come up in the litter rolls, but we have changed it to where it may be more to your benefit to have only one mutation on a character if you are dead set on having that mutation pass.

Sportsmanship and Conduct

It has come to our attention that there have been a lot of issues with sportsmanship as of late. Events driven by OOC knowledge, as well as by 'well it's not in the rules'. So staff has come together, and instead of ruling on every possible situation imaginable and making a guidebook that is even more of a word wall to read - we will be implementing the following sections. All of these are going to be something we want you guys to read and understand - and if you have questions, feel free to ask.

In the past, when a 'loophole' was found and used, we allowed it to go through, and then patched it later. No longer will that be the case. Once a player does something that bends, twists, or otherwise uses the Baraenor system in a way that it is not intended, their post will be removed, the situation patched and updated immediately, and the player given a warning. All we ask is that everyone plays fair to each other.
    Sportsmanship and Conduct Baraenor is above all a game - and with all games, there is a certain sportsmanship that is requested of players in the game. We have never felt the need to spell these out, but recent events have forced us to do so. Any infraction of the following will be considered a violation of this rule.
    1. Players found to be using OOC knowledge for their IC or OOC gain.
    2. Challenging another character to a fight knowing they will be unable/incapable of answering.
    3. Intentionally interfering with an ongoing fight that would cause a default.
    4. Excessive complaints targeting one player by another.
    5. Posting to other threads, when a limbo ruling has been put into place on another thread. (IE: Ignoring the thread and posting threads set after/posting to other threads) if you find yourself muse-less for a situation, please notify staff, and a resolution will be reached to the best conclusion of all players involved. This may mean that things don't go well for your character - but staff will convene and try to come to as fair an outcome for all involved!
    6. Tasks will no longer count for ongoing or current threads. Should a character gain a task, it will not be usable until the next thread they start/post with a timestamp AFTER the tasks were earned. (IE, you can't use a hunting GM you earned on round 3 of a hunt in progress)
    7. Marking a character inactive to avoid IC repercussions.
    Repercussions
    1. Each violation will receive a removal of the post, and an official warning from the staff.
    2. After three such warnings, a suspension will occur - the time frame of that suspension will be up to the staff team based on the degree of unsportsmanlike conduct that was displayed over the three warnings.
    3. After 6 months, a warning will 'drop away' and be wiped from that player's record.

Rule Changes

With the evolution of Baraenor - some updates are getting put in effective as of this update in order to help keep some issues down as well as encourage development of characters.
  • "Threat Risk" Threads
      Threads on Baraenor have a chance to become volatile at any given time. As such - once a thread becomes volatile or dangerous to any character involved, the following rules will be put into place.
      1. New characters may not join the thread unless one member of the thread has called for them. A call (roar) will travel 7 squares.
      2. After a call, any new entrants must wait 24 hours before posting With the exception of Outrunners, who can use their 8hr window to enter the thread, but they may not EXIT the thread with that ability. (This includes any that were tagged prior to the start of the violence who have yet to post)
      3. Any character wishing to enter the thread must have a recent (Replied to within the last 7 days) thread that was started BEFORE the violent thread within the area. The "area" is any territory within 7 squares of the thread location
      4. Characters joining that do not fit these rules will have their posts deleted.
  • Post Requirements for Breeding
      We have decided to enact a post count of 50 in order for a (lion) character to produce a litter. The breeding thread may not be started before those 50 posts have been made.
  • Post requirements for challenging/claiming a pride
      Aspiring pride leaders must now make a minimum of 25 posts before they can challenge for, create, or inherit a pride of their own. This is to ensure that the leaders have some sort of prior development around the character.
    • In addition, Characters must be on site a minimum of 30 days before they can challenge for, claim or inherit a pride.
  • Pride Disbanding Changes
      In order for a character to disband a pride, they must do so verbally. Either by calling the pride together and disbanding them, or making a public call that the pride has been disbanded.
      This is to ensure that the characters within those prides are ICLY aware of what happened.
        If no public announcement was made by the pride leader and they opt to leave their territory behind, then the pride will fall back to the original king, empress, or heir.
  • General Changes
    • Posts must be a minimum of a paragraph, approximately 50 words. "One liners" will no longer be accepted, and any threads/posts containing such will be deleted.
    • Unless a challenge or raid/war is called, you cannot attack an opponent on your first post in a thread. This means that if someone challenges for your pride, you may enter and attack in the first post. However, if no challenge has been made against your character - or a challenge that your character can answer, you can no longer enter a thread and immediately attack another character.
        This was changed as it was often being done to gain a 'surprise' attack on an opponent without a prior hiding roll/giving the opponent a chance to see/set up for defenses.
    • Pride Discords/DM behavior: It has come to the attention of staff that under multiple occasions, players have posted things in pride discords and in personal DM/group DM's that have made other players upset or uncomfortable. We do not intend to moderate your pride discords for language, but the players in those discords are still players of Baraenor. This means that they are still responsible for adhering to the rules of the site. Starting from this update - if screenshot proof is provided of harassment, ooc-ic, or behavior that makes another player uncomfortable, it will be discussed with the staff team and warnings will be handed out if the situation warrants it.
        In addition to this - a "clean slate" is being given to all players of Baraenor. As a lot of the rules have changed - as well as things regarding fighting/warnings/suspensions - we find it unfair that someone may be on warning #2, and then get suspended for something so simple as a minor infraction of a post that is less than 50 words. With that being said - complaints/screenshots may be submitted to the staff team from the point of this update going forward.
      • Also in addition, when a 'ruling' in staff is decided, a screenshot of that discussion will be provided to the player so that they may see why a decision was reached. It will not contain any names of the players that put forward the complaint to protect those players from possible retribution. It has come to the attention of staff that oftentimes, players don't know what they did wrong, or may feel a ruling was unfair or in favor of someone else because of personal ties. This will be staff's effort to add a layer of transparency.

Updates to Suspensions

Baraenor has had very few suspensions over the time of the site. However, it was brought to the attention of staff that not everyone is on the same page when it comes to how suspensions work or what they entail. So we're going to list below what we do for a suspension, and what happens along with an update to how they're done.
    3 day suspension
  • Loss of all IC powers, but characters will not 'reset' timers, and no death to cub characters as no characters will be marked inactive. No loss of litters.
    5 day suspension
  • Loss of all IC powers, characters will 'reset' timers for on-site activities as they are placed inactive. Cub characters will not die, and litters will not be lost.
    1 week suspension
  • Characters will be set inactive, losing all IC powers. Timers will reset. Cub characters placed inactive will be marked as Lost Soul. Litters will not be lost.
    1+ week suspension
  • Characters will be set inactive, losing all IC powers. Timers will reset. Cub characters placed inactive will be marked as Lost Soul. Litters will be considered stillborn and lost. Staff will not birth a litter that is within their time limit for suspensions of 1+ weeks.

Litter Changes and Shuffle

A change is being made to litters and how they're being handled.
  • Litter and cub re-rolls will be limited to one. One paid re-roll or one gift re-roll. If a cub in a litter was re-rolled already, and someone chooses to reroll the litter, the re-rolled cub will remain.
      This means that if the re-rolled litter started with 3 cubs, and cub 2 was re-rolled. Then the litter was rerolled and only 1 cub was born, cub 2 will stay and no further cubs will be rolled. Should multiple cubs have been rolled before the litter was re-rolled, then the dice will decide at random which cub will be the one given to the parents.

Mother Nature Changes

It has come to be known that Mother Nature needs a bit of a face-lift, so she is being split into two 'entities'. A bright, more 'good' version that is more angelic. And a darker, more 'evil' version that deals in the darker arts and barters in souls. Below you can find a list of what the two versions can do - as well as a sample of what these two entities might request to fulfill a wish. This is by no means comprehensive, but can be used as a baseline. Each wish will still take up your Giving Tree roll for the month.

    Good-Natured Mother (The Memoire Fields)
  • This version of mother nature will function just like Mother Nature does right now. She will handle small blessings/fixes as well as awarding the gifts from the giving tree.
  • She can handle small 'repairs' to injuries as long as what is required to fix exists. (IE: She can cut the healing time of a broken bone down, but she cannot heal a tail that has been removed.)
  • This version of the mother also handles the 'prayers' for resurrections over time.
  • Her payments are usually in the form of prey or gifts.

    Ill-Natured Mother (Banshee's Abyss)
  • This version of Mother nature will take care of the darker aspects of the deals on site. This means that she can deal in things much harder to heal, but the cost will be much higher. For example, she could return a lost tail - but may ask that the character bring her one of their own children.
  • In short, this version of Mother Nature will deal in souls. Her prices are steep.
  • She also handles the sacrificial resurrections on Baraenor.

Resurrection Changes

Resurrection has undergone another change - this time in an attempt to balance it while still keeping the chance to bring back a dead character attainable.

Characters that die are not guaranteed a rebirth. A Witch Doctor will need to return them to life either through Ceremonial Revival and prayer in the Memoire Fields, or through Sacrificial Rites within Banshee's Abyss.
  • Witch Doctors who perform the threads to bring another character back to life will have a 70% chance of success. Should their Resurrection attempt fail, they will need to try again. In some cases, that may require another death.
      Characters killed for resurrection attempts must be killed in the same thread in which the attempt is being made.

Witch Doctors will have to do the following:
  • Sacrifice a character of approximate age (Within 1 year) and not played or previously played by the deceased character's player. IE: You cannot sacrifice one of your own characters to bring back a dead character of yours.
  • For each IC Year a character has been dead - another death will be needed. For example, a character that has been dead for 2 IC years needs 2 deaths for a chance at resurrection
  • The witch doctor must then make the post attempting the actual resurrection, and request a dice roll. (Each time a character has been resurrected - they lose 10% success on being revived).
  • Each time a witch doctor fails to resurrect a character, they must wait 10 OOC days to try again. They can attempt again within the time frame, but with a 30% penalty to success.
  • Each time a Witch Doctor succeeds in a Resurrection, they have a 30 day cool down before they can try again.

Characters that are successfully resurrected will have a new body rolled for them with emphasis on their old forms to some degree.
  • Gender will be a 1 in 3 roll with 2 of the numbers for their original gender.
  • Age will be a roll with emphasis surrounding their age at time of death.
  • Size will be a roll with emphasis on the sizes closest to what they were.
  • Only one mutation chance will be rolled, and it cannot be removed.

Unwilling Pride Members

Pride members who no longer wish to belong in their prides may now make dice roll attempts to leave the territory should they wish to do so. These dice rolls are determined by many factors and rolled by staff.

Escapee Points
  • +15 - Any rank above lion/lioness (they are trusted enough to have a rank, they are trusted enough to come and go from the pride lands as they please.
  • +10 - The ranks of lion/lioness
  • +5 - The ranks of prisoner
  • +0 - The rank of slave
  • +2/3/4 for scout branch Task/Master/Grand Master (To take into account their ability to run)
  • +1/2/3 - for each GW Task the character has (Taking into account the ability to hide)

Pride Points
  • +5 - for being "under guard". (This must be stated somewhere in IC posts prior to the escape that they will be monitored 24/7
  • +1 - for every 1 adult that could stop the character from leaving (Must post in the last 7 days as part of the pride (IE not trying to run away/not live in the pride themselves), doesn't matter if they WOULD or not, are they able bodied)
  • +1/2/3- for every member of the pride that holds a scout task (Lower than the escapee as they may not 'expect' the escapee to run, but they can spot them and chase. The points are less as it is assumed there will be more than one as the escapee only gets their points.)

When rolling, the staff member will determine the modifier for the 'escapee' and the modifiers for the pride they're 'kept' in. Then, two D20's will be rolled with those modifiers. Whomever has the highest roll will 'win'.

Should the character attempting to escape roll a 30 or higher, they will be permitted to post more than 7 squares away from the pridelands. It will be assumed that they handily escaped their captors. Should they roll higher than their captor, they must post a thread within 7 squares of the pridelands, and must attempt to enter/exit and wait the allotted time before posting anywhere else.. Which allows their pride the chance to find them. The pride attempting to scent them will still need to roll to successfully find their trail.

Should the pride win the roll - the escapee must post a thread in the pridelands attempting to leave. They can use this as a 'second attempt' to leave with a 24 hr exit timer. However, the pride can immediately enter the thread and try to prevent their escape/punish the character for trying to run away if they so desire.

Escaping the pridelands does not mean the character gets tagged a 'rogue'. It simply means that they were able to slip past their captors and get into neutral territory. Any and all IC repercussions are still theirs to deal with.

Upcoming fight changes

With a lot of player suggestions coming forward, the staff team is discussing changes to how fights are being judged and what counts against a player in the fights. These discussions may take some time, but are almost complete. Look for a small update regarding these after you see some of these suggestions coming to player polls soon.
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