WEB HISTORY 2004, APRIL-JUNE

 
    Site Update of June 20th 2004 by Artimidor
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Though the European Football Championship reigns these days here at the Santharian HQ, we managed to accumulate some interesting stuff for your enjoyment in this update. For example the elven counterpart of Avá, Coór the Shadow, gets a new face, a strange funny bird was sighted at the Icelands Coast, in Nybelmar the suspenseful Letters of a Shadowcaster were discovered and the Kuglimz finally get their capital described, to name just a few things.

What's next? Well, the work on the announced tribe representative pictures will be started very soon by Quellion and Faugar - a first load of all in all 10 pictures is to be expected, ranging from Brownies to halflings until even the Kuglimz and the Ash'mari up North. Also coming soon will be first vocabularies and principles of the Kuglimz tongue, further Shadowcaster letters, a brand new Katya Dragonseeker chapter - oh, and believe it or not, the first Santharian drama!

 
 Bestiary Added entry on the Domestic Pig, a common animal known also in Santharia (Alysse the Likely)
Added entry on the Shupsh, an extraordinary funny looking bird living at isles near the Iceland coast of Northern Sarvonia (Drogo, pic Erelen)
 General The name for the Plain Dwarves of Nybelmar was changed from "Nybelmargerim" to "Kavogerim" (Dwarves of Desert Travel) throughout the site. From now on dwarves of the continent of Nybelmar as a whole will be referred to as "Nybelmargerim" (Victhorin)
 Herbarium Added entry on the Paelmerin, a magical plant, often used as wind reagent (Arancaytar Ilyaran)
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entry on the Rockmoss, a wiry dark-coloured vegetation with many, many uses, especially for the dwarven race (Bard Judith)
Added entry on the Squrim Moss, a moss growing especially in the Stone Fields of Peat in Northern Sarvonia (Rayne Avalotus)
 Library Updated "The Tale of Ravenblade", adding illustration, which was initially part of the original ulvur entry (pic Isilhir)
Added "Chapter 14 - Questions, Questions..." of the "Darkling Abroad" novel (Viresse)
Added poems "I Walk in the Night" to our Poems of Nature collection (Rayne Avalotus)
Added sonnets "The Bone Queen" and "Gouran" to our Miscellaneous poems collection (Rayne Avalotus)
 People Added entry on Dro'go Min'arin, the current Battle-Leader of the Kuglimz (Drogo)
 Places Added entry on Lu'Weilima, the capital city of the Kuglimz of Northern Sarvonia (Drogo)
 Races/Tribes Updated entry on the Mitharim Dwarves, adding new illustration of a Mitharim warrior (pic Quellion)
Updated entry on the Shendar ("Sand People"), adding further details concerning in the Government section and an image of a typical Shendar wall mural (text & picture Talia Sturmwind)
Updated entry on the Ulvur Shapeshifters, adding new illustration, showing all different forms of ulvur in one single picture (pic Isilhir)
 Religions Updated entry on Coór, the Shadow, adding illustration to the elven High God and counterpart of Avá the Beautiful. The entry still isn't up to date, so an update will follow. Additionally the Deities Overview was also once more updated (pic Isilhir)
 Treasures Added first part of the Letters of a Shadowcaster: The Dasans Letters, a series of letters of a young Murmillion recounting a tale of religious and political intrigues in Santerran lands (Smith in Exile)
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another recipe to Dame Saudade's Cookery Book, namely the Kassite Pancakes (recipe by Arcuar)

    Site Update of June 6th 2004 by Artimidor
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This week we have a nice mixture of lots of different things for you: If you're looking for a new wallpaper - how about the Ulvur Call to War? Fantasy music? Feed your MP3 player with Ralrok's Theme of the Human Race! Looking for a nice story? Try Dalá's "Raven Prince", Isilhir's myth of "Ravenblade" or Drogo's next installment of the "Darkness Descends" story... Oh, and don't forget to check out new artwork like Koldar's Helvet'ine Kuglim coat of arms or Talia's Mithral Mountains idyll! Oh, and finally welcome to Quegon from Australia, who got his own team page;)

So what's next you ask? Well, the City of Jernais and the Stone Fields of Peat for example are likely to get their final touches, the Injerín Elves may get an update, Artemis has a new Aeruillin tribe up her sleeve... Oh, and if you're lucky you'll make acquaintance with the legendary Mimi of Nepris - so make sure to have some sweets at hand!

 
 Bestiary Added entry on the Ash Falcon, a bird living in the harsh Stone Fields of Peat (Rayne Avalotus)
 Downloads Added a new wallpaper, the Ulvur Call to War, to our desktop wallpapers collection (pic Isilhir)
 General Updated the Flash MovieRole Playing Board by adding a banner Flash animation (movie Artimidor)
 Herbarium Added entry on the Hearth Bush, a low shrub, also called the Heartberry Bush (Chronusian)
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entry on the Pompion (Water Gourd), a spongy, orange-fleshed gourd (Bard Judith)
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entry on the Tulmine Tree, one of the more abundant evergeen trees (Drogo)
 Library Added story "The Raven Prince", a brand new Avennorian story telling us of common people, who have to master their lives during the times of war (Dalá'Valannía)
Added "The Tale of Ravenblade", a first heroic myth of the ulvur race in the cold north of Cyhalloi (Isilhir)
Added "Chapter 2 - The Ceremony" of the "Darkness Descends" story (Drogo)
Added "Chapter 13 - In the Light of Day" of the "Darkling Abroad" novel (Viresse)
Added poems "Aiá'merán" and "Estoy Móh'herín" to our Miscellaneous Poems collection (Rayne Avalotus, pics Fiorellina and Eratin)
Added poems "The Sun Retreats" to our Love Poems collection (Rayne Avalotus)
Added poems "Halcyon North" to our Poems of Nature collection (Rayne Avalotus)
Added poems "The Ironman" to our Children Poems collection (Roguehammer)
Added poems "O Grothar" and "O Eyasha" to our Prayers collection (Rayne Avalotus)
 Misc. Updated entry on the Blood Thirst, adding illustration to this Karii weapon (pic Eshoh)
 Musics Added new music Theme of the Human Race, a brand new exclusive orchestral composition for the Santharian Dream soundtrack. This music will also feature as title music in the Santharian Legendary Tales RPG game, "Mysteries of Nepris". The theme was also added to the entry on the Human Race (Ralrok)
 Places Updated entry on the Shrine of Baveras, adding an illustration of the Mithral Mountains. The picture was also added to the Torán's Creek and Falls entry (pic Talia Sturmwind)
 Races/Tribes Added entry on the Susilgerim Dwarves, the Thergerim of the Imlith Mountains (Drogo)
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entry on the Helvet'ine Kuglim, adding coat of arms. Also the Northern Sarvonian Tribes Overview was updated accordingly (pic Koldar Mondrakken)
Added entry on the Shendar Society, explaining the matrilinear Shendar life (Talia Sturmwind)
Updated entry on the Kurakim Dwarves, adding illustration (pic Faugar)
 Religions Added entry on the Aseyan Religion, representing the Korweynite Belief and constituting one of the most widespread religions of Nybelmar (Koldar Mondrakken)
Added the Aseyan Creation Myth, revealing on how the world came into being as recounted in the "Aseya", the "Book of Heaven" (Koldar Mondrakken)
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Deities Overview, replacing grayscale pictures with coloured round ones, applying a more up-to-date design scheme (pic Eshoh)
 Team Added membership info of Quegon (Roger Mason, Australia), our long-time ferret expert. Quegon has been around already since August 2001, first as role player, later as developer, and finally made it to his own membership page - welcome officially to the team! (Quegon)

    Site Update of May 23rd 2004 by Artimidor
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Unfortunately this week's update fell pretty much prey to the continuous ezBoard downtimes at the Development Forum, which are hopefully permanently fixed now. Nevertheless we have some nice things for you this time: More Flash movies can be seen at the Flash MovieDevelopment Board and at the Flash MovieColours and Hues of Santharia entry - more to come. In Northern Sarvonia the Celeste Mountains are finally finished while in Nybelmar strange things take place in the Venlaken Enclave - but check for yourself... - We also welcome Alysse the Likely in our midst, who found her way to Santharia through our Masterbard Judith - her first entry is already up, the Tirpan Horse.

Currently in development are entries on the famous Drogo himself, on the famous Mine of Kormor Toltrumerin in Nybelmar and in Aeruillin the Rhulran tribe reaches its final development stages. Also to be expected within the next weeks/months: a bunch of pictures of typical tribe representatives, which will be drawn by Faugar and Quellion!

 
 Bestiary Added entry on the Nue'mon ("Ice Bird"), a bird mostly found in Northern Sarvonia (Drogo)
Added entry on the Tirpan Horse, the true wild horse of Northern Sarvonia (Alysse the Likely)
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entry on the Drasil, completely revising the entry (Chronusian)
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entry on the Taurian, adding illustration to this mythical beast (pic Faugar)
 General Updated the Flash MovieDevelopment Board by adding a banner Flash animation (movie Artimidor)
 Library Added "Chapter 12 - Three of a Kind" of the "Darkling Abroad" novel (Viresse)
Added song "Off to Battle We Go" to our Battle Songs collection (Drogo)
Added poems "O Urtengor" and "O Nehtor" to our Prayers collection (Rayne Avalotus)
Added poem "Sanara's Song" to our Love Poems collection (Chronusian)
Added poem "Tirpan Hills" to our Miscellaneous Poemscollection (Rayne Avalotus)
 Misc. Added entry on the Flash MovieColours and Hues of Santharia, a detailed list/animated movie of all colours known throughout Santharia (text and pic Bard Judith, movie Artimidor)
 People Added entry on the Windsingers, solitary elves who dedicate their lives to listen to the soughing and howling of the winds as spiritual exercises (Artimidor)
 Places Added entry on the Celeste Mountains, an area of dormant volcanoes in Northern Sarvonia (Drogo, pic Faugar, maps Artimidor)
 Races/Tribes Added entry on the Daedhirian Undead, the people living in the foul infestation of the Venlaken Enclave in Nybelmar, the so-called "Cursed Lands" (Smith in Exile, pic Faugar)
 Treasures Added another recipe to Dame Saudade's Cookery Book, namely the Kassite Curd with Khmeen (recipe by Vlcatko)

    Site Update of May 9th 2004 by Artimidor
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This Mother Day's update brings not only poems to our Santharian ladies, but also lots of details on various tribes and new stories. A heartly welcome goes to our RPG Lady, Khiera, to Eshoh and her first pictures for the Dream (Cyhalloian Slinker, Heart of Daoinis) and to Vlcatko, who delivered her first entry, the Khmeen Plant.

Soon to come to a familiar website near you are: a brand new Dalá story, so make sure to reserve some time... Also planned are details on places like Cavthan and Jernais, lots of poems - and much, much more...

 
 Bestiary Updated entry on the Cyhalloian Slinker, adding illustration. The picture was also added to Viresse's fairy-tale "The Slinker's Fault" in the Library (pic Eshoh)
 Downloads Added a new wallpaper - Vaelaron Dain to our desktop wallpapers collection (pic Faugar, composition Dalá'Valannía)
 Herbarium Added entry on the Khmeen Plant ("Maiden's Breath"), a common spice plant (Vlcatko)
Added entry on the Peat Rock Cactus, a waxy succulent common in Northern Sarvonia (Quegon)
 Library Added "Prologue" of the "Darkness Descends" story, a tale of Drogo, our Master of the North, taking place during the fall of the ancient Mynian Kingdom (Drogo, pic Quellion)
Added "Chapter 1 - The Visitor" of the "Darkness Descends" story (Drogo)
Added "Chapter 11 - Hunted by the Hounds" of the "Darkling Abroad" novel (Viresse)
Added the tale of "The Copper Dwarf", a legend of the Manthrian province (Bard Judith)
Added poem "Dwarven Rendevouz", to our Love Poems collection (Rayne Avalotus)
 Misc. Updated entry on the Heart of Daoinis, adding illustration of the artifact (pic Eshoh)
 Places Added entry on TrumChaor ("Rocky Hill"), the dwarven fort of Tyr Faerath (Victhorin)
Updated entry on Tyr Faerath, updating description details (Victhorin)
Added entry on Tyr Thromgolin ("Town of Gem Tunnel"), the dwarven town in central Santharia (Viresse)
 Races/Tribes Added entry on the Cholians, a people with improved and heightened senses with a centered life around the jakécha fish at the desert continent of Aeruillin (Artemis)
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entry on the Diorye'oleal Elves, the "Hidden Wind" elves of the Hovel Frond, completely revising the entry (Rayne Avalotus)
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entry on the Kanapan Men of North Western Sarvonia, adding tribe map. Map was also added to the Main Maps Index (Drogo & Artimidor)
Updated entry on the Shendar People, adding new details and revising existing data. New sections are: Diet, Occupations, Trade/Production, Natural Resources and Religions. Further additions are to follow... (Talia Sturmwind, pic Bard Judith)
 Team Added membership info of Chronusian (Charles Lloyd from Virigina, USA), who focusses on bestiary reworks and who has already put his flag on the Enthronian region. Welcome to the Dream team! (Chronusian)
Added membership info of Khiera (Maylissa T. from Malaysia), our most recent addition to the RPG administration. Being a long term player already in Santharia, Khiera took over the managing of the Character Forum before she finally joined the administration. Welcome finally officially to the Santharian team, Khiera! (text and photo Khiera)
Updated Odes to the Team, added 5 new poems honoring famous ladies of Santharia: Bard Judith, Dalá'Valannía, Lucirina, Talia Sturmwind and Wren (Rayne Avalotus)

    Site Update of Apr. 25th 2004 by Artimidor
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This week's update focusses on spells, two brand new ones were added (Break, Solidify) and three spell illustrations found their way on the site as well (Break, Create Golem and Despirit). We also welcome Lochnivar's first entry on the site, the Lady's Finger's Flower, woo-hoo! And don't miss to take a look at Judy's Uderza Tiles and to get sprayed by Talia's Torán's Falls if you need some refreshment!

Our next update adventures by the way will probably lead us to Northern Sarvonia, where we have the Imlith Dwarves waiting for us and the probably not so friendly dark elves of the Diorye'oleal... If you long for more Nybelmarian details you might like to get to know the Krathrians - and in Aeruillin the Rhulran are in the works. Some nice stories/legends are also in preparation plus more spells including illustrations of Faugar and Quellion.

 
 Bestiary Added entry on the Ho'shi, a quick kind of Northern Sarvonian deer (Drogo, poem Bard Judith)
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entry on the Varcosparrow, the little rascal bird of southern Sarvonia (text and pic Bard Judith)
 Herbarium Added entry on the Lady Fingers, an elegantly shaped flower helping to control insects (Lochnivar)
 Library Added "Chapter 10 - On the Road Again" of the "Darkling Abroad" novel (Viresse)
Added "Eghana's Lay" to our Ballads of Caelereth collection (Roguehammer, pic Faugar)
Added "O Arvins" to our Prayers collection (Rayne Avalotus)
Added "Bard's Theme" to our Odes of Joy collection (Chronusian)
Added "Kiingerim Prayer" to our Dwarven Chants and Prayers collection (Victhorin)
 Magic Added Level 1 Earth Spell - Solidify to our magic spells collection (Silfer)
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Level 3 Earth Spell - Break to our magic spells collection (Silfer, pic Quellion)

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Level 4 Xeuá Spell - Create Golem, adding illustration. The picture was also added to the Bestiary entry describing the Golem (pic Faugar)
Updated Level 4 Ecuá Spell - Despirit adding illustration (pic Faugar)
 Misc. Added entry on the Deadhir Book, the mysterious Forbidden Book of Fears (Smith in Exile)
 Places Added entry on the Torán's Creek/Falls ("Veil Falls"), introducing us in detail to the idyllic region around the fishing village of Nepris (Talia Sturmwind, pic Nalfaren)
Updated entry on the City of Uderza, adding illustrations of the famous Uderzan tiles (pic Bard Judith)
 Races/Tribes Added entry on the Kanapan Men, the residents of North Western Sarvonia (Drogo)
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entry on the Kiingerim Dwarves, the High Dwarves of Nybelmar (Victhorin)
 Role Playing Updated Contacts Page, adding our new admins Khiera and Radaroc (Khiera, Radaroc)

    Site Update of Apr. 12th 2004 by Artimidor
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In this Easter update we have a whole lot of pictures for you, precisely 10 in number from 4 different artists - hope you find something for your taste as well! Also don't miss interesting entries like the Resonance Dragon or another tale for our Frethoni book of fables.

In the coming updates we plan to introduce you in Santharian colours with the help of a Flash animation. Also expect some more Places entries like about the Evergrey Bridge and the dwarven town of Tyr Thromgolin. A lot more of the pictures Quellion and Faugar made for Mystical Empire will also be added within the next weeks! Stay tuned...

 
 Bestiary Added entry on the Resonance Dragon, a mythical musical dragon (Rayne Avalotus)
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entry on the Fire Dragon, adding additional illustration of a heroic scene involving a Fire Dragon (pic Isilhir)
Updated entry on the Horse, adding additional illustration (pic Faugar)
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entry on the Cáeh-Fish, completely revising the entry (Chronusian)
 Downloads Added a new wallpaper - The Avá'ránn Axiastras to our desktop wallpapers collection (pic Faugar, composition Dalá'Valannía)
 Library Added fable "The Other Side" to our "Frethoni Book of Fables", the 5th fable of our collection (Artimidor, pic Eratinalinfalah)
Added "Chapter 9 - An Admission" of the "Darkling Abroad" novel (Viresse)
Added "Let's Drink Until We Go!" to our Drinking Songs collection (Roguehammer)
Added "Dance with Dalireen" to our Religious Poems collection (Lucirina)
Updated "Chapter 2 - The Thaelon" of the "Katya Dragonseeker" novel, adding illustration (pic Faugar)
 Magic Updated Level 5 Wind Spell - Static Bolt, adding illustration and revising the entry (Silfer, pic Quellion)
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Level 6 Xeuá Spell - Close Wound, adding illustration (pic Quellion)
 Misc. Added entry on the Heart of Daoinis, an artifact giving solice and peace to those who have lost someone (Darmont Lonearcher)
Updated entry on the Bow, adding 2 additional illustrations showing a Composite Bow and an Archery School (pics Faugar)
 People Updated entry on the Eyashenes (Mindsmoothers), adding illustration (pic Faugar)
Updated entry on the Mythical Light-Elf Melór, adding illustration (pic Faugar)
 Races/Tribes Added entry on the Anpagan Men, the humans of the Anpagan peninsula in Nybelmar, a mixture of two ancient tribes (Smith in Exile)
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entry on the Kasumarii Men, adding illustration of an assassin fulfilling his deadly contract... (pic Faugar)
 

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