WEB HISTORY 2004, JANUARY-MARCH


    Site Update of Mar. 28th 2004 by Artimidor
 Update
 Statement

Pictures included in this update

Due to some computer difficulties at the Santharian HQ last week, this week's update is a bit larger than usual, containing some important and long overdue works like the Santharian Ranks and Titles entry, details on the Santharian Thieves Underground, the Aurora Plains entry, but also graphical highlights like the ancient Sketches of the Baveras Shrine in Nepris and a brand new version of the Dravilonia Drake.

In the next updates you can expect - among other things -  further dragon pictures, spell illustrations (which we lacked so far), details on the ice tribes up north and of the Anpagan men of Nybelmar plus some more Santharian wallpapers!

 
 Awards Added the Art Space 2000 Gold Medal Web Award of Excellence to our awards collection (Team)
 Bestiary Updated entry on the Dravilonia, substituting picture with a brand new colored version. The Lesser Drakes Overview was also updated with new drake pictures (pic Isilhir)
Updated entry on the Ulgaroth, a huge domesticated beast of the Ashmari (Chronusian)
Added
entry on the Gynnia Bird, a small, thickly feathered bird of Northern Sarvonia (Rayne Avalotus)
 Downloads Added 2 new wallpapers - The Writer Dalá'Valannía and The Blue Rose to our desktop wallpapers collection (pics Faugar, composition Dalá'Valannía)
 Games Updated page on RPG Story Creation, updating various detail information (Rayne Avalotus)
Added 5 pages representing the Constitution of the Santharian RPG Board, dealing with
1. The Administrators, 2. The Character Creation Moderators, 3. The Role-Playing Game Moderators, 4. The Character Creation Mini-Moderators and 5. Amendments. This constitution contains definitions of guidelines for duties and rights for administrative members  at the RPG Board of which people with responsibilities should be award of. (Rayne Avalotus)
 Library Updated "Chapter 3 - Siege" of the "Katya Dragonseeker" novel, adding illustration (pic Quellion)
Added "Chapter 3 - Beetle Whistles and Floating Wisps" of the "Once in a Red Moon" story (Lucirina)
Added "Chapter 8 - Hard Habit to Break" of the "Darkling Abroad" novel (Viresse)
Added "The Már'géf - The Ballad of the Quallian" to our Ballads of Caelereth collection. The ballad was also added to the entry on the Quallian Forest (Bard Judith)
Added "Psalm to Eyasha" to our Religious Poems collection (Rayne Avalotus)
 Misc. Updated entry on the Dragonstorm, adding illustration of the attack (pic Quellion)
Added
entry on the Centoraurian-Stratanian Piracy Affair, dealing with a delicate controversion between the two ancient kingdoms (Curgan)
Added
entry on the Santharian Ranks and Titles, summarizing all governmental organization (Artimidor)
 People Added entry on the Blood Eye Cult, a Northern Sarvonian cult of people, who are affected by the Aramyrian desease (Rayne Avalotus)
Added entry on the Santharian Thieves Underground, providing many general details about this very controversal group of people (
Fluffy Ramblers, pic Faugar)
Added entry on Victhorin Norilin, a Kiingerim writer and Compendium writer (Victhorin)
 Places Added entry on Aurora Plains, a fertile land in northwestern Santharia (Rayne Avalotus, Curgan and Bard Judith, maps Artimidor)
Updated entry on Baveras Shrine of Nepris, adding 2 sketches of the shrine (pics Talia Sturmwind)
 Races/Tribes Updated entry on Ulvur Shapeshifters, adding ulvur mother picture (pic Isilhir)

    Site Update of Mar. 7th 2004 by Artimidor & Tyrian
 Important
 News
Mystical Empire

The Santharian Dream administration is proud to announce that we've come to an agreement with Mystical Empire that several dozens of pictures Faugar and Quellion have done for this site will also find their way into the Dream. If you haven't read about this upcoming fantasy card game yet, make sure to read more details here!

Please note that the update of March 21st had to be postponed until next week (March 28th) due to unexpected computer problems. A larger update will be uploaded next Sunday!

 Bestiary Updated entry on the Elemental, adding the fourth and final picture to complete the series, the Water Elemental illustration. Picture was added as well to the entry on the Level 8 Xeuá Spell, Create Elemental (pic Quellion)
Added
entry on the Dergimar Fly, a tiny common insect of Northern Sarvonia (Rayne Avalotus)
 Downloads Added new wallpaper of the Evergrey Bridge to our desktop wallpapers collection (pic Nalfaren)
 Library Added "Chapter 7 - The More Things Change" of the "Darkling Abroad" novel (Viresse)
Updated picture for the poem "A Wizard's Walk", replacing it with a reworked version (pic Eratin)
Added prayer "I know you Kashmina" to our prayers collection. Prayer was also added to the entry of Kashmina, the Aeoliran Goddess of Love (Lucirina)
Added song "Sleep My Little Princess" to our lullaby collection (Lucirina)
 Magic Updated entry on the Xeuá Principle, the elemental magical force essential for spell casting (Rayne Avalotus)
 Places Added entry on the Manthrian Capital of Marcogg, one of the oldest historical trading towns of the United Kingdom of Santharia and former capitol of the ancient kingdom of Avennoria (Bard Judith, pic Quellion, maps Artimidor)
 Races/Tribes Added entry on the Ulvur Shapeshifters, and ancient mysterious race of shapeshifters, half man, half wolves, living in the uttermost north of the Cyhalloian tundra (entry plus 3 pics by Isilhir)
 Religion Added entry on the Xaviant Religion, the religion of Rebirth of the Tiraelhon Elves (Lady Tiaa)
 Team Added membership details on Victhorin (Viktor Norberg, Sweden), the third Swedish addition to the Santharian team within the last months. Aside from being part of the Swedish conspiracy to take over the world, Victhorin focusses on the development of dwarves, especially on the continent of Nybelmar. Welcome to the Dream, Victhorin! (Victhorin)
 Workshop Added new tutorial Digital Painting: Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts, complementing our Photoshop tutorials collection (tutorial and pics Nalfaren)

    Site Update of Feb. 22nd 2004 by Artimidor & Tyrian
 Important
 News
Katryna Joyeuse

Added membership details on Katryna Joyeuse (Katherine Joy Alkema, Canada), definitely our youngest member so far... Little Katryna is our dear Bard Judith's recently born daughter, who hopefully will contribute to the Dream within the next 20 years or so... Until then our Bard will see that Katryna will fulfill her duties as Santharian mascot... Congratulations again from the whole team to Mommy-Judy and her lovely Babe-in-Arms! (Bard Judith)

 Bestiary Added entry on the Cave Spider, a common type of spider found in, well, caves (Tyrian Jadewalker, pic Faugar)
Updated overview on the Horses, adding fitting illustration from another entry
(pic Quellion)
 Downloads Added new wallpaper of the Ulvur fighting Snow Trolls to our desktop wallpapers collection (pic Isilhir)
 Herbarium Added entry on the Alinfa Lily, a pink/purple lily growing in shallow water (Bard Judith, pic Eratin)
Added
entry on the Jeshanna Lily, a spectacular lily with medicinal qualities (Bard Judith, pics Jeshannon & Bard Judith)
 Library Added "Chapter 6 - To Light the Way" of the "Darkling Abroad" novel (Viresse)
Added prayer "Forever As One" a prayer to Har'wyn, the Aeoliran God of Health, to our Prayers collection. The prayer was also add the the Har'wyn entry in the Religion section (Tael Aen)
Added poem "Queprur Rides" to our religious poems collection (Lucirina)
 Miscellaneous Added entry on the Burning Stones, stones with magical fiery properties (Talia Sturmwind)
Added
entry on the Semm Bread, a common kind of small white bread (Talia Sturmwind)
 Places Updated entry on the Shadow Realm of Ehebion, adding Nightvalleys illustration (pic Nalfaren)
Added entry on the Bard School Féarn'teloría, the famous House of Songs
(Lucirina, pic Quellion)
Added entry on Tyr Faerath, a dwarven trade city in central Nybelmar
(Victhorin)
 Races/Tribes Updated entry on the Trolls, adding illustration of ulvur fighting snow trolls (pic Isilhir)
Updated entry on the Ylfferhim Elves, adding picture of the Quallian Forest (pic Nalfaren)
Added entry on the Zarathian Men, a human trading tribe of northern Aeruillin
(Artemis)
 Team Added membership details on Nalfaren (Nicklas Forsberg, Sweden), our latest addition to the united artists of Santharia! Nalfaren is already famous for his fantastic landscape pictures of which you can already see first examples in this update... A heartly welcome from us, Nalfaren - we hope you enjoy being part of the Dream team! (Nalfaren)
Added membership details on Tyrian Jadewalker (Andrew Wooster, Canada), who has helped out already regularly with preparing entries for the site and writing bestiary stuff. Tyrian needed approximately 3 years to finally get his own membership page in Santharia, but finally here it is... Welcome on the "official" side of the Dream, Tyrian! (Tyrian Jadewalker)
 Treasures Updated Dame Sausade's Cookery Book, adding 4 new recipes: the Sour Dough and the Semm under Savories, the Milch Semm and the King's Favourite under Sweets and Confections (Talia Sturmwind)

    Site Update of Feb. 8th 2004 by Artimidor
 Bestiary Updated entry on the Elemental, adding Fire Elemental illustration. Picture was added as well to the entry on the Level 8 Xeuá Spell, Create Elemental (pic Quellion)
Updated
overview on the Great Drakes, adding two new pictures (Artimidor)
Updated overview on the Lesser Drakes, changing pics to new colored and round format (Artimidor)
Added entry on the Baneg Cattle, a common member of the bovine family (Thuja)
Added entry on the Stone Ferret, a ferret kind common in mountainous regions (Quegon)
 History Added entry on the Battle for Kormendale, the decisive battle of the Second Shadow War in Nybelmar (Smith in Exile & Koldar Mondrakken)
 Library Added "Chapter 5 - Chills of Another Kind" of the "Darkling Abroad" novel (Viresse)
Added poem "The Garland" to our Love Poems collection (Lucirina)
 Miscellaneous Added entry on the Loibl Bread, a type of bread made in small loaves (Talia Sturmwind)
 People Added entry on the Anactar Tephron, regent of Milkengrad and Centorauria (Curgan, pic Koldar Mondrakken)
Updated
entry on the Prophet King Theodunn, revising several details (Smith in Exile)
 Races/Tribes Updated entry on the Tiraelhon Elves, revising several details (Lady Tiaa)
 Religions Added entry on Shadowcasting, the religion of the Murmillion me of Nybelmar (Smith in Exile)
Updated
entry on Mari, Goddess of Dreams, adding and correcting various details (Smith in Exile)
 Team Updated membership info of Lucirina, adding photo of Ana in non-Goth mode (Lucirina)
 Treasures Updated Dame Sausade's Cookery Book, adding 4 new loibl recipes under Savories (Talia Sturmwind)

    Site Update of Jan. 25th 2004 by Artimidor
 Bestiary Updated overview on the Great Drakes, changing pics to new colored and round format (Artimidor)
Updated
entry on the Frost Dragon, a kind of dragon know for its frosted glass appearance (pic Isilhir)
Added entry on the Fox (Shir), a bushy-tailed long-snouted creature
(Rayne Avalotus)
Added entry on the Ximax Rat, a very intelligent, supposedly magical rodent
(text & pic Randorn)
 Downloads Added new wallpaper of the Frost Dragon to our desktop wallpapers collection (pic Isilhir)
 Herbarium Added entry on the Silkel Tree, one of the most beautiful trees of Caelereth (Rayne Avalotus)
 Library Added "Chapter 4 - Slate Wiped Clean" of the "Darkling Abroad" novel (Viresse)
Added poem "Midnight Ramble" to our Dringking Songs collection (Lucirina)
Added poem "The Cemetery" to our Mystery Poems collection (Lucirina)
Added poem "The Winter's Breeze" to our Poems of Nature collection (Valannia Incendarious)
Added poem "Splintered Shards" to our Poems of Fá'áv'cál'âr collection (Dalá'Valannía, pic Jeshannon)
 Magic Updated entry on Magic of Caelereth, adding picture of a summoned Netherwyrm. The picture was also added to the Summoning entry (pic Eratin)
 Miscellaneous Added entry on the Blood Thirst, a short but devastating melee weapon (Sanjiyan Unkara)
Added entry on the Salen Pins, a short to medium throwing weapon
(Khiera)
 People Added entry on Menemronn, the mythical Nybelmarian wizard (Smith in Exile & Koldar Mondrakken)
 Places Added entry on Kolbruk, a Manthrian trading center at the Adanian Sea coast (Thuja, map Artimidor)
 Races/Tribes Updated entry on the Azhorhrian Men, completely revising the entry (Dalá'Valannía, pic Enayla)
Updated entry on the Orcish Warfare, adding armour illustration (pic Faugar)
Updated overview on the Small Races, changing pics to new colored and round format (Artimidor)
 Religions Added entry on Kashmina, the Aeoliran Goddess of Love (Artemis)
 Team Updated membership info of Finnael, adjusting details and substituting photo (Finnael)
Updated membership info of Isilhir, adjusting details and adding second photo (Isilhir)
 Tour Updated Santharian Tour: Part V: Walkthrough. The fifth addition to our guided tour takes people on a stroll through the Santhalian Library, guided by Sir Artheos Mirabilis Federkiel. Navigational details were added in this update. (Talia Sturmwind)

    Site Update of Jan. 5th 2004 by Artimidor
 Bestiary Updated entry on the Fire Dragon, adding illustration. The previous picture was moved to the entry on the Fire Drake (Rayne Avalotus, pics Isilhir and Faugar)
Added entry on the Milch Goat, a domesticated goat of the Nybelmarian Plaindwarves
(Victhorin)
 Herbarium Added entry on the Ten-Ten Bush, a plant of the Zsharkanian Peaks in Nybelmar (Victhorin)
Added entry on the Azure Flower, a plant which spits highly corrosive acid
(Quegon)
 Library Added "Chapter 3 - Those Old Feelings" of the "Darkling Abroad" novel (Viresse)
Added poem "All Are We" to our Religious Poems collection (Lucirina)
Added poem "Blizzards and Snowstorm" to our Miscellaneous Poems collection (Lucirina)
Added prayer
"O Queprur" to our Prayers collection (Rayne Avalotus)
Added poem "The Gifts of Mari" to our Religious Poems collection (Lucirina)
 Magic Updated entry on Magic of Caelereth, adding illustration of the Xeuágram (pic Artimidor)
Updated entry on the Schools of Magic, adding Xeuágram illustrations (3 pics Artimidor)
 Miscellaneous Added entry on the Ash Salt, a cheap alternative salt, mainly found in volcanic areas (Bran Stahlfang)
Added entry on Blunt Weapons, an overview on clubs, hammers and maces
(Bran Stahlfang, pic Quellion)
Added entry on the Double-Edged Scythelance, a special Meladrhim weapon (Linen Rain)
Added entry on the Quartz Crystal, one of the most popular crystals of Caelereth (Rayne Avalotus)
 Races/Tribes Added entry on Ahrhim Elves, the elves of the Almatrar forest in western Santharia (Wren, pic Wren & Faugar, map Artimidor)
 Religions Added entry on Jenevére, Goddess of Spirit, an Aeoliran Goddess (Artemis, pic Jeshannon)
 Tour Added Santharian Tour: Part V: Walkthrough. The fifth addition to our guided tour takes people on a stroll through the Santhalian Library, guided by Sir Artheos Mirabilis Federkiel to show you entries you shouldn't forget to read in detail to learn more about the world of Caelereth. (Talia Sturmwind)
 Website Added another Interview with the Webmaster to our interviews page, following the awarding of the Santharian Dream to the Content Site of the Year 2003 by Vie's Inn of Wonders (Artimidor)
Several pages, which still had remnants showing from ancient page designs like
enlarged picture pages, map pages and a bunch of library entries were now corrected and adjusted to the new scheme (Artimidor)
 

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