WEB HISTORY 2004, JULY-SEPTEMBER

 
    Site Update of September 19th 2004 by Artimidor
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This week - as promised - we have some more tribe representative pictures for you, be it the Ash'mari, the Eyelians or the Cholians. Drogo's "Darkness Descends" enters the fourth round with the latest chapter and "The Forgotten Journals" give insights in the theft and retrieval of the famous Soul of the City diamond of the Kiingerim. Another important places entry on the Merchant Town of Cavthan was added as well.

More to come in the next updates - Drogo's Chapter 5 of "Darkness Descends" is already in the pipeline, a brand new town picture of Koldar is also already completed, an entry on the Hovel Frond is in the making. Furthermore a complete, extremely detailed map of the province of Manthria is being drawn at the moment - expect results to be put up on the site within the next weeks!

 
 Bestiary Updated entry on the Gryph, substituting picture with a coloured one (pic Eshoh)
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entry on the Blackbeetle, one of the biggest beetles of Sarvonia (Irid alMenie)
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entry on the Kaimun, a fearsome-looking, but sedentary water beast (Alysse the Likely)
Added entry on the Kyck-Kyck, a small frog living in marshy areas (Alysse the Likely)
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entry on the Lindorm, a giant legendary serpent-like Cyhalloian beast (Isilhir)
 Library Added "The Forgotten Journals", the dwarven journals provided by the Kiingerim, telling the tale of the theft and the retrieval of the famous Soul of the City diamond (Victhorin)
Added "Chapter 4 - The Stranger" of the "Darkness Descends" story (Drogo)
Added Character List to the "Darkness Descends" story (Drogo)
Updated "Ulvurcarthúr, Chapter V-VII", adding new picture of the ulvur hero Ravenblade (pic Isilhir)
 Magic Updated entry on the Level 5 - Earth Spell, Raise Skeleton, adding illustration (pic Eratin)
 Misc. Updated entry on the Axes of Caelereth, adding light axe illustration (pic Eratin)
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entry on the Soul of the City, a famous diamond of the Kiingerim (Victhorin)
 Places Added entry on the Cavthan, an important merchant town of Enthronia (Chronusian)
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entry on the Goltherlon Forest, adding forest illustration (pic Eshoh)
 Races/Tribes Added entry on the Chyrakisth Orcs, the ultimate Nybelmarian nightmare...  (Koldar Mondrakken)
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entry on the Ash'mari Men, adding illustration of a tribe member (pic Faugar)
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entry on the Eyelian Men, adding illustration and updating Overview and Appearance part. Note that this entry is still in the process of being updated - further additions are still to follow (pic Eshoh, text Lady Tiaa)
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entry on the Cholian Men, adding illustration of a tribe member (pics Faugar)
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Updating About Treasures and Oddities page, adding illustration and updating text (pic Eratin, text Artimidor)

    Site Update of September 5th 2004 by Artimidor
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After computer problems last week at the Santharian HQ caused the site update to be canceled, here's finally a fresh load of new stuff: This week we focus again on further elaboration of Southern Sarvonian tribes - the long awaited complete Erpheronian entry is finally up, new coat of arms for the Avennorians and the Sophronians are available as well, plus brand new tribe pictures for Volkek Oshra Orcs, Jhehellrhim Elves and Golgnomes. Aside from that we have Irid alMenie's first two entries to offer, the Blowpipe and the Sling-Shot for all Brownies among you, and Maglor Grubb took the Element of Fire in his hands! Oh, and of course you also shouldn't miss Chapter 7 of Dalá's Katya Dragonseeker story and Alysse's conclusion to the "Tale of F'ash"!

What more is coming up? Lady Tiaa, Koldar and Eshoh are all three working on their parts of an up-to-date entry on the Eyelians including an adjusted coat of arms and a tribe representative picture! Our Ashmari also only waits for his tattoo session, so once he can agree on an appointment with an artist in the Hovel Frond Forest, he'll soon be ready as well! Victhorin has a tale to tell on a famous large diamond, the "Soul of the City", so expect entry and story for the next update here as well. - See you then!

 
 Bestiary Updated entry on the Golem, adding details on the Ice Golem (Reollarfaavath)
 Herbarium Updated entry on the Carroot, adding illustration of the Orange Root (pic Eshoh)
Updated entry on the Hearth Bush, adding Reproduction details (Chronusian)
 Library Added "Chapter 7 - The Queen of Shadows" of the "Katya Dragonseeker". This installment is pretty huge, comprising 31 pages. It recounts Katya's travel to Northern Sarvonia, preparing to meet the legendary Bone Queen... The chapter is also downloadable at the Stories and Novels download page - check it out! (Dalá'Valannía)
Added "Chapter 3 - Crazy Man" of the "Tale of F'ash" story, telling us about the return of Heir'gor, the captured bard, from the lands of the orcs (Alysse the Likely)
 Misc. Added entry on the Blowpipe, a common Brownie and mullog weapon (Irid alMenie, pic Quellion)
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entry on the Crossbow, adding illustration of a triple crossbow (pic Isilhir)
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entry on the Element of Fire, describing the elemental force of this key element (Maglor Grubb and Artimidor, pics Enayla, Isilhir and Quellion)
Added entry on the Slingshot, a light and small missile weapon (Irid alMenie, pic Quellion)
 People Added entry on the Lílýásh Áérálvr, the former Kreankra High Queen (Coren, 2 pics Fiorellina)
 Places Updated entry on the Paelelon Forest, adding illustration of the rocky "Misty Forest" (pic Isilhir)
Updated entry on Torán's Creek and Falls, adding Lore and Mythology details (Talia Sturmwind, pic Nalfaren)
 Races/Tribes Updated entry on the Avennorian Men, adjusting coat of arms description and adding the new coat of arms shield (pic Koldar)
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entry on the Erpheronian Men, completely revising the entry adjusting it to the new scheme, including a brand new design of the coat of arms as well plus an illustration of the Armerenda feast (Artimidor, Rayne, pics Koldar and Eratin, additional history pics Faugar)
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entry on the Jhehellrhim Elves, adding another tribe illustration image (pic Isilhir)
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entry on the Gotherlon Gnomes, adding illustration of a Golgnome agriculturist (pic Eshoh)
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entry on the Sophronian Men, adding illustration to these matriarchal barbarians of Southern Sarvonia as well as an update coat of arms. Note that the entry itself still isn't revised yet (pic Isilhir, coat of arms Koldar)
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overview on the Human Tribes of Southern Sarvonia, adding/substituting coat of arms. More updates to follow soon here (pics Koldar)
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entry on the Volkek Oshra Orcs, adding illustration of the Ximaxian orcs (pic Isilhir)

    Site Update of August 15th 2004 by Artimidor
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This week we'd like to especially congratulate our long-term member Lucirina, who got married this Saturday - all the best from the rest of the Santharians! - In this week's update we also have quite a bunch of interesting stuff, ranging from another flood of Herbarium illustrations (Erissa's Tears, Silken Moss, Urban Tree, etc.) over the final installment of the Ulvurcarthúr, the myths of the ulvur, more Shadowcaster Letters to further races illustrations like the Daran Gnomes or the Vale Brownies. Also we have the first oil paintings of Ingeborg on the site (Druidic Orders, Alianian Hills) and also Maglor Grubb's first entry, the Sling, is now part of the Compendium... Welcome to the Dream!

Coming soon: More mushroom entries/illustrations (hey, it's mushroom season, obviously), the long awaited and overdue update on the currently still pretty fragmentary Erpheronian entry, along with a brand new coat of arms, an entry on Lílýáshn Áérálvr, Kreankran High Queen including illustrations, and, and, and... - Want to know what else? Well, make sure to check out the next update!

 
 Bestiary Added entry on the Earth Eater, a rare breed of large sand worm (Lady Tiaa)
Added entry on the Leveret Rabbit, living in Northern Sarvonia and the Icelands (Alysse the Likely)
Updated entry on the Kuatu, a reddish-brown and black-striped rodent (pic Eshoh)
 Downloads Added a new wallpaper, the Vale Brownies, to our desktop wallpapers collection (pic Quellion)
 Herbarium Updated entry on Erissa's Tears (Ynia), adding illustration of the small flower (pic Quellion)
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entry on the Nightshimmer Vine, adding illustration of the broad-leafed vine (pic Faugar)
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entry on the Silken Moss, adding illustration to this very soft kind of moss (pic Isilhir)

Updated entry on the Squilla Fungus, adding picture of a Northern Sarvonian variety (pic Isilhir)
Updated entry on the Urban Tree, adding illustration of the thick stumped bark tree (pic Faugar)
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entry on the Terirais Tree, a small fruit-bearing tree of Aeruillin (Lady Tiaa)
 Library Added "Chapter 18 - The Silence" of the "Darkling Abroad" novel, concluding the story of the dark elf Viresse on her mission to collect information for the Compendium (Viresse)
Updated "Ulvurcarthúr, Chapter I-VI", adding illustration of the ulvur demon hunt (pic Isilhir)
Added "Ulvurcarthúr, Chapter VIII-IX", the re-discovered ulvurian myths and chronicles (Isilhir)
 Misc. Added entry on the Krath Chocolate, a highly-prized confectionary (Coren FrozenZephyr)
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entry on the Sling, a very basic, though effective missile weapon (Maglor Grubb)
 People Updated entry on Druidic Orders, adding two forest illustrations (pics Ingeborg)
 Places Updated entry on Alianian Hills, adding further illustration of the Hills in autumn (pic Ingeborg)
Updated entry on the Kingdom of the Orcal, completely revising the entry (Koldar Mondrakken)
 Races/Tribes Updated entry on the Daran Gnomes, adding an illustration of a typical Daran (pic Eshoh)
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entry on the Shendar, adding further details in the Weapons section (Talia Sturmwind)
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entry on the Vale Brownies, adding 2 further male and female illustrations (pics Quellion)
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entry on the Brownies, adding and re-arranging existing pictures (pics Quellion)
 Team Updated membership page of Ingeborg, adding additional photo (Ingeborg)
 Treasures Added 2 more recipes to Dame Sausade's Cookery Book, namely Forcebread and JhelHee Dip with Koekenchips (recipes by Bard Judith)
Added second part of the Letters of a Shadowcaster: The Fallen, a series of letters of a young Murmillion recounting a tale of religious and political intrigues in Santerran lands (Smith in Exile)

    Site Update of August 1st 2004 by Artimidor
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No addition to the Herbarium without pictures, huh? Well, at least this time we have a Herbarium special with 6 pictures for this section only, thanx mainly to Eshoh! At the tribes drawing project we have 2 new pictures as well, a Kasumarii from Quellion and a Helmondsshire Halfling done by Eshoh. Oh, it seems to be Eshoh's update this time - she also finally got her own memberpage, along with our second mascot, Lucirina's little daughter Juju. And finally we also are proud to welcome Ingeborg (Cecila Flaten from Chile) to the Dream, an accomplished oil painter, who gave friendly permission to use her works here in Santharia. A big welcome to all our new members! - Oh, and we also are glad to introduce Erynn Fenteriel to you, who made her first excellent Herbarium additions this week!

For the next updates we plan to add pictures of the Vale Brownies on which Quellion is currently working, first additions of Ingeborg's works, completely re-designed Santharian coat of arms done by Koldar, the second installment of the Shadowcaster Letters await - and if you're a sweet tooth - chocolate and vanilla might be introduced as well in Santharia soon... So stay tuned!

 
 Downloads Added Santharian Newsletter #5 of July 25th 2004 for downloading in Word format, providing you with the latest information on the Santharian Dream in case you've haven't signed up for the letter and would like to keep yourself up to date (Artimidor)
 Herbarium Added entry on the Frent Mushroom, a large, potbellied and toxic mushroom (Erynn Fenteriel, pic Faugar)
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entry on the Kell Herb, an aromatic flowering plant with many uses (Erynn Fenteriel, pic Jeshannon)
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entry on the Squilla Fungus, a large stiff fungus growing on lower trunks (Alysse, pic Faugar)

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entry on the Medlarapple Tree, adding illustration of the tree (pic Eshoh)
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entry on the Rosemint Bush, adding illustration of the common plant (pic Eshoh)
Updated entry on the Sunsmile, adding illustration of this very popular flower (pic Eshoh)
 Library Added "Chapter 17 - Find Your Mark" of the "Darkling Abroad" novel (Viresse)
 Places Added entry on the Aj'Nuvic Grounds, a high plain in southwestern Santharia (Talia Sturmwind)
 Races/Tribes Updated entry on the Halfling Race, adding illustration of a hobbit dwelling, the hobbit hole. Also displayed are now pictures of the various kinds of hobbits, which we already have illustrated at other entries (pics Eshoh & Faugar)
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entry on the Helmondsshire Halflings, adding illustration of typical Helmondsshire halfling (pic Eshoh)
Updated entry on the Kasumarii Men (Kar-ii), adding illustration of a Kar-ii assassin (pic Quellion)
Added entry on the Krean Men, a human tribe located in the tropical forests of southern Nybelmar (Coren FrozenZephyr)
Added entry on the Ordion Men, a fiercly independent and proud Aeruillin tribe (Artemis)
 Religion Updated entry on Sheára, the Aeoliran Goddess of Death, adding illustration (Eratinalinfalah)
 Team Added membership info of Eshóh K'ryvvlen (Kat "Kitteh" Hallberg from Pennsylvania, US), an already well known artist here in Santharian lands! Eshóh made already several pictures for the Dream, be it an amulette, a weapon, a beast or various plant entries, and last not least a brand new hobbit! I'm very happy to welcome you officially on board, Eshóh! (Eshóh K'ryvvlen)
Added membership info of Ingeborg (Cecilia Flaten from Chile), an accomplished oil painter focussing at her work mainly in ancient Nordic mythology. Cecilia gave us friendly permission to use her paintings in Santharia, and we're happy to do. Watch out for integration of Cecilia's works in the next updates! (Ingeborg)
Added membership info of Juju Whirlwind (Juliana Alexandra E. Salinas, Chile), our second Santharian mascot after Bard Judith's Katryn Joyeuse. Juju is the daugher of Lucirina and together with Katryn we're slowly building for a Santharian cheerleadere team... (Lucirina)
 Treasures Added second part of "Magic and Murder: Letters #4 to #5", a revealing series of recently discovered letters of an Erpheronian noblewoman to her sister (Dalá'Valannía)

    Site Update of July 18th 2004 by Artimidor
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This week we bring you a massive load of pictures we've rarely seen before in that intensity - ranging from the already promised tribe representative pictures (Dogodan Halfling, Osther-Oc Orc, Mullog) to landscapes (Tandala, Silvermarshes) and lots of plants illustrations (Lýth'bél, Sunflower, Teki Tree) as "by-products" of the tribe pictures. Even a Giant Shipwrecker Wyrm has made it into the update. Phew... Other highlights: Check out for example Drogo's "Chapter 3" of his "Darkness Descends" novel, and Isilhir's first two parts of the "Ulvurcarthúr", the re-discovered myths of the mysterious ulvur race of the Cyhalloian north. Oh, and congratulations to Lady Tiaa for finally becoming official part of the team - and also to Amera Tristis, who just got her first contribution for the Dream up on the site! - Thanks to both of you for sharing your creativity with us:)

Want more? We've got more! Just make sure not to miss out the next update... - Faugar has already finished drawing a female Boltgrum dwarf and is now working diligently on the Ashmari barbarian. Isilhir will provide us with part 3 of the mentioned Ulvurcarthúr and Talia has her Aj'nuvic Grounds entry nearly finished, oh, and Eshoh has some more wonderful plants in store. Not to forget the Helmondsshire Halfling picture itself, which might show up in Santharia as well sooner or later... - Well, so much for today, take care and see you next update!

 
 Bestiary Added entry on the Kaal Bloodhound, the tenacious and vicious Murmillion wolf-hounds (Amera Tristis)
 Herbarium Added entry on the Arne'pherán, a highly multi-usable tree of Northern Sarvonia (Drogo)
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entry on the Lýth'bél, adding illustration of the plant, also called the "Love Berry" (pic Eshoh)
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entry on the Lythien Moss, adding illustration to this moss/grass plant (pic Eshoh)
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entry on the Oak Tree, adding illustration of a white oak (pic Faugar)
Updated entry on the Sulcho Mushroom, adding image of this full-flavoured, giant fungus (pic Faugar)
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entry on the Sunflower, adding illustration of this beautiful plant (pic Faugar)
Updated entry on the Teki Tree, adding illustration of a teki growing at the Tandala (pic Quellion)
 Languages Added entry on the Kuglimz Seitre Basic Vocabulary, summarizing the most important words for easy accessing like number, months, directions, colours etc. (Drogo)
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first Vocabulary pages Kuglimz Seitre-Tharian with all currently available words (Drogo)
Added first Vocabulary pages Tharian-Kuglimz Seitre with all currently available words (Drogo)
 Library Updated Lucirina's "Once in a Red Moon, Chapter III", adding Silvermarshes image (pic Faugar)
Added "Ulvurcarthúr, Chapter I-IV", the re-discovered ulvurian myths and chronicles (Isilhir)
Added "Ulvurcarthúr, Chapter V-VII", the re-discovered ulvurian myths and chronicles (text & pic Isilhir)
Added "Chapter 3 - The Village" of the "Darkness Descends" story (Drogo)
Added "Chapter 16 - A Simple Plan" of the "Darkling Abroad" novel (Viresse)
 People Updated the People Menu, adding explanatory texts to all entries and icons on the general links on top. This adjusted designis planned to be applied to other menus as well within the next weeks (Artimidor)
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page on People Development Rules, summarizing all important information on the how to describe People entries (Artimidor, pics various artists)
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entry on Armand Da'Ran, the "Sea-Wyrm" tamer of Anis-Anpagan (Smith in Exile, pic Isilhir)
Updated entry on Dalmac Brandivere, adding sketch from one of Dalmac's journals (pic Bard Judith)
 Misc. Added entry on the Legend of Kormor Toltrumerim, telling us of the Great Mine of the Deep Dwarves (Victhorin)
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entry on the Orcish Warbow, adding illustration of the bow (pic Faugar)
 Places Updated entry on the Alianian Hills, adding idyllic illustration of the so-called Acornlands (pic Faugar)
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entry on the Tandala Highlands, adding illustration the snowy mountain range (pic Quellion)
 Races/Tribes Updated entry on the Dogodan Halflings, adding illustration of typical Dogodan halfling (pic Faugar)
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entry on the Mullogs, adding image showing a male and female swampdweller (pic Faugar)
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entry on the Osther-Oc Orcs, adding illustration of a female Mount Oshen orc (pic Faugar)
 Team Added membership info of Lady Tiaa Lywin (Jasmyne Tiaa Brown from the US), who has contributed already since October 2003, assisting Artemis with Aeruillin things. Finally it is time for a well deserved membership page - welcome officially to Santharia, Tiaa! (Lady Tiaa)
 Treasures Added 2 more recipes to Dame Sausade's Cookery Book, namely the Mus'krrahghi (Kragghi Sauce) and Orcen Kragghi Bean Soup (recipes by Alysse the Likely)

    Site Update of July 4th 2004 by Artimidor
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So what have we got here this week? Alysse the Likely finally got her own Santharian team page, and we also welcome longterm character commenter at the RPG board Luca the Thief among the developers with her first entry, the Rhulrans. First graphical by-products of our tribe drawing project can also be seen already at Herbarium entries like the Lifereed or the Rockmoss. Oh, and an absolutely enjoyable must-read is of course Dalá's first installment of a series of Letters of a Noblewoman... - Check it out!

Some of the next things to be expected are for example illustrations of the Tandala Highlands and the Alianian Hills, which were just added, and tribe pictures of the Dogodan Halflings, the Kasumarii and the Mullog. Ulvur myths are also currently in the making, and some tribes like the Baal Ogres or the Ordions of Aeruillin are also waiting for approval. Stay tuned!

 
 Herbarium Added entry on the Kragghi Vine, a ground-hugging, cold-tolerant vine (Alysse the Likely)
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entry on the Lifereed ("Mullog-Reed"), adding illustration of this sturdy plant (pic Faugar)
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entry on the Rockmoss, adding illustration of the moss (pic Quellion)
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entry on the Squrim Moss, adding Myth/Lore details (Rayne Avalotus)
 Languages Added entry on the Principles of Kuglimz'seitre, the language of the Kuglimz Tribes of Northern Sarvonia. List with first vocabulary will follow soon! (Drogo)
 Library Added "Chapter 15 - Too Much Information" of the "Darkling Abroad" novel (Viresse)
Added "The Tale of F'ash: Chapter 1 - The Raid", a new story by Alysse the Likely, recounting the story of a Kuglim bard, who was captured by some Losh-Oc orcs and managed to escape safely (Alysse the Likely, pic Quellion)
Added "Chapter 2 - Escape" of the "Tale of F'ash" story (Alysse the Likely)
 People Added entry on Dalmac Brandivere, a contemporary mage and herbs expert (Bard Judith, pic Eratin)
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entry on Turik of Barsalon, a Kuglim researcher of the ice tribes and many other things (Drogo)
Added entry on Minoki Kíuru, a woman of the Himiko ice tribe, brought south by Turik and now representing a Santharian celebrity (Talia Sturmwind)
 Misc. Added entry on the Efér'avél Disease ("Thought Burn"), a mental illness causing mainly elderly people to lose their memory (Zdoth Natterath)
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entry on Proverbs and Sayings, adding various additional sayings, curses etc. (Bard Judith, Alysse the Likely and others)
 Places Added entry on the Alianian Hills ("Acornlands"), the home of the Dogodan halflings (Rayne Avalotus, map Artimidor)
 Races/Tribes Added entry on Erpheronian Clothing, providing details you'll find in summarized form also in the general Erpheronian entry, which is currently in the making (Rayne Avalotus)
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entry on Rhulran Men, the hospitable tribe living at the Oasis of Nashrhul in northwest of the continent of Aeruillin (Luca the Thief)
 Team Added membership info of Alysse the Likely (Liese van Lingen, Canada), a discovery of Bard Judith, sharing her creativity with the Santharian Dream team now already for several months. As you might have noticed she focusses on herbarium, bestiary entries and story writing - so welcome on board, Alysse! (Alysse the Likely)
 Treasures Added first part of "Magic and Murder: Letters #1 to #3", a series of recently discovered letters of an Erpheronian noblewoman to her sister revealing not only details on the life of nobility in Voldar, but also leading to a deadly plot... (Dalá'Valannía, pic Faugar)
 

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