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OOC Updates
11/5/2018: — The Board Wide Plot has come to an end, with dark goddess Noemi as the victor! Enjoy the current default skin featuring her likeness! Those that participated should view [this thread] for information on prizes - including a shiny new icon for your OOC profiles. Ghosts are still free to roam across the land until November 15th, when they'll be called back to Memoire Fields once more.

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
11/05/18: — Noemi wins dominance over her sister Neomi! Evil-aligned characters may find their luck has drastically improved, and Baraenor may begin to see some very unusual offspring in the coming months - results of the spiritual unrest throughout the land. Speaking of spirits, the ghosts may begin to feel the pull of the Fields again as their time of freedom draws to a close. Sant Hem and Anima have dissolved, but three more have risen in their place, with Lochlan retaking Anima's old territory and both Stirling and Gabriel staking their own seperate claims in Naru Jungle.

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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Site Census
STATISTICS 9/9 M F T
Anima 5 813
Faust Sanctum 7 613
Grimwood 9 1221
Iqniq 4 48
Luminosa 6 2026
Lux 5 914
Sana 4 26
Vilmos Lev 10 1525
Rogues 25 2954
Creatures 1 34
TOTALS 76 108 184

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|| SUMMER | AUGUST Y6 ||
August | Summer is certainly in full swing across the land, punctuated by humid evenings and unforgivably hot days. It's dangerous to be wandering around when the sun is at its highest, and watering holes are almost always crowded. The heat continues to swelter, disturbing the days with little offer of shade.
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King
#1

There were important matters that the brute needed to face, even if he had no want to actually do so. The King would wait until mid day to take a stroll out of the cavern and in to the clearing that the forest held just on the other side. With him he carried half of a goat that had been stored in the cache from a previous hunt. When he reached the center he would let the half carcass fall to the grass covered floor. The glow of the forest was dim as some sunlight was still able to peak in through the opening of the canopy. It is here that he let a soft call loose. To hopefully beckon forth not one wife, but two. It was time they lay their cards on the table for each other to see.


[Piroska] [Palancia]
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#2
He was lucky to wait as long as he did to call her. Time had greatly tempered her emotions, the shock of it all absorbed and processing begun. Absol's words ringing surprisingly strong in her head. Palancia needed to find her strength, to hold on tight to her weapon and trust in it to lead her well. Trust that it would be the banner others would eventually flock to. It was strength that led her to approach Rostam. Coming across the dark Huntsman, her sunlight drifting in from the left and coming to stand a few feet across from him. "You should be resting... at home." She lightly scolded with little seriousness behind the words. His wounds looked in fair shape, at least compared to Elecktra's.

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#3
more than just loyalty
He had been wise to wait in calling out for her- for them. Piroska's anger had been a furious fire upon the day of Elecktra becoming a slave; but now after time to shimmer down, the only thing Piroska held was a grudge and a desire to set her opinion out to Rostam.

Paws strode her forward, eyes catching sight of her golden sister as they neared together. Piroska's bodice instantly took to her side, trying to rub her side against Palancia's own before they stood before their husband together. Her gaze flicked down to the half frame of a goat, tongue licking at her lips idly. Maybe, just maybe, they could all feast together once this was resolved.

Her orange gaze looked back to Rostam and her eyes peered along his wounds, wounds that her heart ached to tend to. It was her mind that held her back for the time, but she knew once this issue was resolved she could smother him in all the herbs she wanted; rather he liked it or not. "Why?" Unlike Palancia, Piroska wasn't going to skip around the subject. She was going to dance right into it, orange eyes trying to lock to her husband's dual ones; wanting to know why he chose to listen to the Archduchess over his wives. Unless... he was taking the lioness was a wife, too? The thought caused Piroska's stomach to drop a fraction, mind reeling as she remembered Palancia telling her Rostam desired no more. No more wives, only them... but he wasn't proving that very well.

[Rostam] [Palancia] ""

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#4

It is the golden wife that appeared first. Out of the tree line she came in her cautious manner. Eyes flickered over her pelt as if to inspect for something out of place. She does not close the distance to him and he found himself unsettled by the fact. His own rump remained on the ground as if to anchor himself. He knew if he stood he would go to her without hesitation. Her voice caught him half off guard. He had given his wounds little thought. Scabs were scabs, nothing unusual for the brute to experience. So he rolled one sore shoulder in a eased shrug to show his lack of care for his own health after the... incident.

They are soon joined by Piroska. His first wife as she joined the side of his last. Oh he hated when they bounded forces together against him. He had seen it with his others wives time and time again. A step in the process that seemed on repeat. Why. The question, or demand, was there just as quick. He had no time for it and instead gestured to the half goat that lay between them all. "Come. Eat." He would beckon them forth to join him in lunch. If he could manage to anyways. "Much to discuss." They so wanted to be apart of his decision, well it was time to slap them with all that weighed so heavily on his mind.


[Piroska] [Palancia]
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#5
The gentle Queen did not turn to face Piroska as she arrived at her side. She leaned into her friend, her partner, her big sister. All seemed more fitting titles than sister wife as they stood united against their husband's decision. She sought her own support in their touch and sought to offer support right back. A peace of mind and presence I'm here and with you. A pair that worked just as well as she and Rostam, no less confusing surely to the outside. Equal parts fire and water, Palancia keeping the fire contained- a safe controlled burn that would do the job without needless injury. But feeling that fire underneith her, driving the water to boil and bubble. To scald with lurching hiccups of heat and gas. As Piroska demanded why Palancia felt some of the frustration returning to her, toes clenching on the soil and claws prickling at the ground while tension sought any outlet on her body. Tail coiled once around, a fierce whip and then fell limp between her legs.

Food however was ever the great pacifier. She finally gave a glance to Piroska as the meal was offered. She would follow her lead- whether it be to join in the food and stand waiting for what he had to say without filling their bellies. But it did give her something else to think about, to focus on, and it did temper the remerging emotions inside of her as belly gurggled its hunger out.


[Piroska] [Rostam]

(I imagine after Rostam says his piece that Palancia would just look to Piroska first for her reaction so Sava if you want to go before me after Ros posts you can <3)
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King
#6
He wouldn't wait. If they chose to eat or not made little difference at this point. His own weight shifted from left to right as he tried to get more comfortable. Tail swayed across the ground behind him. He could easily note the way the two seemed to meld together to form an union. A fact that he both loved and began to hate. He did not like that they found bravery to stand against him instead of along side him. But he could be glad that they had bonded and perhaps this would not end so badly as it had with Abs. To have them pinned against each other would be far worse. "I have cubs. In duskhollow." He would began. Gaze would sweep to both for reactions. He supposed it would not be a surprise, truly. "No wife." He would reassure. At least he no-t broken that promise.

"Made agreement with slave. Cubs for freedom." He would admit, though this time more hushed as he ventured on to a subject that was still very fresh and sore between the three. His decision was made, however, and now they could only go forth. Perhaps they would see the benefit of such a deal before he gave her the release that his wives had wanted.

-sorry to skip, just wanted to get it rolling for future reference-
[Palancia] [Piroska]
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#7
more than just loyalty

With Palancia's support at her side, Piroska felt as if they held more of the control in this situation- as they had every right to. Their voices had fallen on deaf ears, and Piroska was not about to let it happen again. Piroska eyes the meal he offered, but with a irritated flick of her tail, she dismissed it with about as much attention as Rostam had given them in his decision to enslave ELecktra.

But just when she thought her anger couldn't get worse, Rostam put light on yet another choice he made.

Lips peeled back as Piroska let out a hot breath, orange eyes narrowing upon his frame. "You got the lioness that we wanted gone, pregnant?" She spoke, her tone sharp as it lashed through the air. "If we wanted her gone, what makes you think we'd want her cubs around? Nonetheless, you forced such a choice on her. If you had listened to us instead of your Archduchess, we wouldn't be having this problem." Her muscles turned tense then, tail flicking with anger as it sought to trace across Palancia's limbs for a source of comfort, to keep her anger tamed in the least... but her patience was wearing thin with her dear husband. "Why don't you give the slave and her cubs to Duskhollow?" A feeble attempt to get her voice heard, obviously she didn't want to separate the mother from the cubs, but Piroska held strong to wanting neither of them around; they'd only be little heathens that mirrored their mother.

[Rostam] [Palancia] ""

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#8
What a mess he'd made. The woman in Duskhollow all but forgotten- by a technicality the promise was not broken, and given what else he had to admit it was not worth pushing any further into who she was or the children. Not when he confessed to the deal he's made with Elecktra. A woman Palancia did not want around to begin with and only be blessed luck did it seemed the two might actually have a relationship of sorts on the mend. Palancia's brow furrowed deep and eyes softened with an old sort of sadness, tired and weary as he confirmed all the suspicions she'd had regarding Elecktra. Part of her had hoped that Rostam had simply beat up a woman that was already pregnant but that part was quickly squashed away. "I know what you did." The Queen had little shock at the second piece of news Rostam brought to them. Realization had already happened, the news was old and did not fluster the golden woman much. She frowned a bit, more for Piroska than any expression of her own emotions. There was not much left in her tank for anger or hate- let her sister be the fire and fury. Palancia was worn down with sorrow, with sadness from cradling Elecktra as she cried, from caring for the woman in such a sorry state. "She is certainly carrying your children, she can hardly keep a meal down and still her belly is swollen." She grew a bit more serious, a sternness that was out of place on her gentle pretty face. A stark contrast to the scolding he was recieving from Piroska.

First thing was first. She had promised to Elecktra to be a better friend, and there was certainly a number of small things the Queen could easily do- but she reached a bit further, to shift Elecktra's status in the pride just enough that things would be far easier on the expecting mother. "She should be under my care until the cubs are born." The Queen spoke plainly, duty bound to ensure these cubs were given the best they could. Poltergeist could offer no such care to the woman, and the Queen imagined the children might be at risk in the cruel creature's care. They could not suffer for mother or father's crimes, and try as she might the swirl of feelings inside of her could not even come close to making Palancia dislike the coming children. She struggled to maintain eye contact with either of the stronger lions around her- blue eyes flirting between them like hummingbird to flowers. Her heart fluttering just as fast, nervous rising and she acting inspite of them. She did not want to give reason for either of them to dislike or disapprove of her, but harsh she was not. Gentle soul could not fathom taking the children from their mother, and nor could it fathom not upholding the deal Rostam had made with her for them. Any thought she had of food or a meal turned in her belly and naseua overtook her. "After they're born release her and them. Uphold the promise you made to her." She did not want to barter or discuss any other option- it seemed set in her mind. Any chance for other options long since passed. He could of had the chance for any of them before this all, and now his wife would settle for no less than what she wanted in the first place. Except perhaps. "And should she wish to stay with us for longer I would welcome it." She announced her seemingly abrupt change of heart, fueled by compassion and sympathy for mother to be and children forming in her womb. Apologetically she looked to Piroska, mouthed the word sorry, and then the contact the wives held felt cold to her now in light of what Palancia saw as her own betrayal, her flighty heart pulled towards the woman now in need of very much help and love. She seemingly strangely confident that such a thing might occurr at all despite what had happened to lead her here- hopeful that maybe the pale woman would stay in the end, they could raise their children side by side. Expecting however that should the deal need to be upheld then her husband would keep his promise. That he wouldn't make a bigger mess for her to clean up than he already had.

[Rostam] [Piroska]
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#9

Neither wife paid much mind to the meal he had thoughtfully brought for the duo. Eyes narrowed on the carcass as the fury of his wives unfolded at the intake of his words. Piroska is harsh as she spoke out. A slap to the face with her venom laced tongue. He would let them have their discussions. But in truth, he had always been a brute of his own will. His decision was his alone to make, a point he had tried to make obvious before. A wife was to be seen, not heard. To stand at the side of the husband and be the only one to faithfully follow him if need be.

Not throw fits and temper tantrums that a choice made was against their wishes. "Wish to get rid MY blood? Cause they not only hers." A dare for Piroska to answer it in the same manner she had previously. His patience was wearing thin on the matter. "I forced nothing. She agreed." Of course he could not understand how this was forced upon Elecktra. He had given her the choice to stay as a slave or take the deal and gain freedom. She had made her decision and he would honor it. "I listened to self. Poltergeist just had same logic." There a peak in to the true mind of the beast. It was he who had thought the idea was the best. Poltergeist was just on the side line with as little say in the out come as the rest. If not less.

Palancia wished to care for the slave and the unborn which caused the brute to swap hiss gaze to the softer, golden wife. "Granted. I removed from Poltergeist already, she no longer archduchess." He prefered to avoid the details of the matter, but perhaps they could gain some relief to know that she was no longer in the former archduchess's care. But there it was again. What she thought was best to do in the situation after the cubs are born. Both seemed to have different opinions from each other- and even himself. "Cubs stay." That part was final and he would not argue with them over such a thing. "If she wants stay with, can. If not, perhaps duskhollow if want."

He would look to both. Was this matter handled or would it continue?


[Piroska] [Palancia]
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