WEB HISTORY 2009, OCTOBER-DECEMBER


    Site Update of December 13th 2009 by Artimidor

Pictures included in this week's update

Update Statement. This time we've made sure that practically every section has something new to offer. Highlights of this update include an entry on the Evil Ear Superstition (Shabakuk) covering Santharian lore, the Brownies introduce us to the Four Flowers Game (Rookie), the Imp Creature got revised completely (Azhira) and the hobbits tell us more about the Sweet Bean Plant (Jenna). Brand new pictures await at the Tear Frost Flower entry (Seeker), the Goddess Seyella is now represented in colour (Seeker as well) and we finally get to see the Goutonch School for Ladies (Bard Judith). If you're looking for Wallpapers we've also got a bunch this time, so head straight into the Downloads section (Talia). Worth a look are furthermore the corrupted Mindsmoothers, the so-called Mindmeddlers (Eldor), the Coronoal of Thromgolin (Deklitch), the Antislar Fire Blade artifact (Altario) and the "Sorceress' Peak" story (Irid). Oh, and there's a new quiz to check out in the Santhworld Trivia section, dealing with hobbíts (Aaron). Phew, and these are just a part of it all!

Coming Up. This week's update marks the last one for the year and we're heading into Christmas holidays soon, which will offer more time to make considerable progress with the Santhworld Nepris game, Part II. Also about to be finished is the enigmatic tale by Monsonius titled "The Journey". Drakes and Dragons are about to be reorganized in the near future, another attempt is made on the Ximaxian Academy, and some more weapons are being done as well. At any rate: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance!


 Bestiary Updated entry on the Imp Creature, completely revising the entry of this magical being (Azhira Styralias)
Added entry on the Mosoly Sheep, the Ehebion Jumping Sheep, said to be a truly ill-tempered kind of its species... The sheep was also added to the Sheep Overview page (Seth Ghibta)
 Downloads Added second page of Santharian Wallpapers, adding seven new ones to choose from, depicting various motives like races, places, beasts and flowers. Further sizes might be added later (composition Talis Sturmwind, pics by Talia, Faugar and Seeker)
 Herbarium Added entry on the Sweet Bean Plant, a hobbit plant grown in the Dogodan shire with an undeniable sugary taste (Jenna Silverbirch)
Updated entry on the Tear Frost Flower, adding illustration of this beautiful flower producing a "fruit", which is a tiny crystalline bulb that resembles a tear. The text was also updated in order to fit better to the new picture (Azhira, pic Seeker)
 Library Added new game/song "The Santhalan Ball" to collection of children's games (Alysse the Likely)
Added new story "Sorceress' Peak", a small Brownie folk tale explaining the name of Sorceress' Peak and the Mountain of the Chieftain (Irid alMenie)
 Magic Added entry on the Level III, Earth Spell - Delirium to our collection of spells (Valan Nonsuch)
Added entry on the Level III, Earth Spell - Wizard's Lock to our collection of spells (Valan Nonsuch)
Updated entry of the Level V, Earth Spell - Wind Walking, revising the entry (Eldor Delrossa)
 Misc. Added entry on the Antislar Fire Blade, an artifact from the human tribe of the Iol Peninsula, which is, quite literally, a blade that is on fire (Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin)
Added entry on the Coronal of Thromgolin, the crown of the Kyranian king (Deklitch Hardin)
Added entry on the Dulcimer Instrument, a three to six string instrument, which was invented by the Kuglimz people (Sivartius)
Added entry on the Four Flowers Game, a strategy game that is a favourite of the Milken Brownies of Milkengrad (Rookie Brownbark, pic Rookie & Talia)
Updated entry on the Swords of Caelereth, completely revising the entry (Fox)
 Mythology Added entry on the Evil Ear Superstition, the ability to wreak malicious magic from the words a guileless speaker addresses to them (Shabakuk)
Added entry on the Sundering of Mar'malog the Sea Dragon, a myth about Anilya Everbright's confrontation with a seemingly overpowering beast (Azhira Styralias)
 People Added entry on the Mindmeddlers, rogue Eyashenes who use their rare gift for their own selfish reasons (Eldor Delrossa)
Updated entry on the Patron of Magic Anilya the Everbright, adjusting and updating details, as well as adding in a prayer to Anilya (Azhira, prayer by Rayne Avalotus)
 Places Updated overview entry on the Northern Sarvonian Maps, adding map of the Northern Sarvonian Territories, including a PDF version, where you can view the historical development (map Talia)
Updated entry on the Goutonch School for Ladies, adding illustration of one of the newly acquired houses as well as a Dame shepherding the young ladies through their schooling (pic Bard Judith)
 Religions Updated entry on the Seyella, Santharian Goddess of Destiny, replacing the former greyscale illustration with a new coloured one. The picture was also added to the Deities Overview (pic Seeker)
 Website Added another Trivia Quiz dealing with Hobbits to Santhworld, allowing you to check your knowledge about the halfling race (Aaron Silverleaf, music Gean Firefeet)

    Site Update of November 20th 2009 by Artimidor

Pictures included in this week's update

Update Statement. While approval process on entries is slow these days and work on the next Santhworld addition (The Mysteries of Nepris, Part II) is in full swing, we've still got at least a reduced update this week for you. Basically we feature a handful of Seeker's pictures this time, some of them you'll find in the mentioned module addition as well. So check out the Krumhorn Beast, the Tei'hái Demon or the Baych Tree, the latter having pictures of the Baych Swamps and the Baych Grove of Nepris to offer (all pics Seeker). Musical diversification comes from a new love song sung by Alysse, "Bring Me News from My Beloved One". Plus we also have an entirely new concept - the Patron of Magic, Anilya the Everbright. Enjoy!


 Bestiary Updated entry on the Krumhorn Beast ("Khrum"), adding illustration of these beloved companions of the Susilgerim dwarves. The picture was also added to the Susilgerim Dwarves entry (pic Seeker)
Updated entry on the Téi-hái Demon ("Magic Bane"), adding illustration of this fearsome beast. The picture was also added to the Lesser Demons Overview page (pic Seeker)
 Herbarium Updated entry on the Baych Tree, adding two illustrations of the Baych Grove near Nepris and an eerie ancient Baych that can be found in the Nepris Baych Swamps (pics Seeker)
 Mythology Added entry on the Patron of Magic Anilya the Everbright, who is considered the most powerful fire mage that ever lived (Azhira)
 Music Added new song called "Bring Me News of My Beloved One" to our collection of "Kuglimz Songs". The song was also added the the Kuglimz Songs Overview in the music menu and to Alysse's Artist page (song and lyrics by Alysse)

    Site Update of November 1st 2009 by Artimidor

Pictures included in this week's update

Update Statement. Darkness spreads over Northern Sarvonia... Well, if you don't mind and actually like to have a bit of a more dangerous or even horrid type of fantasy, then you better check out the Shadespell Gorge or the Netherbeast Monster (Azhira). Or have a look at the Mists of Osthemangar again, as the entry was further updated and now illustrated (Seeker). Plus Exmortis gets his very first entry up describing a deadly fungus up north as well, the Daoles - congrats on the first contribution! Fascinating myths and dreams on the other hand can be found in the Nohopuku lore (Seth), which is another take on the hivelings, or have a look at the Ugling creature (Shabakuk). Other highlights are illustrations of the Manthrian poet Monsonius (Bard Judith) and the Cavernfire Bush (Seeker), and if you like tales we've got two short ones for you: "Fiddles on the Fall", a ghost story by Valan and "The Wise Man and the Widows" by Jenna. - Oh, and do you like games? Then we have the Gossiper Bird Song Game (Deklitch) for you and Ximaxian Specerat, a card game (Lionhorse). All this and further beasts, plants and spells make quite a thorough update, I'd say, which we hope you'll all enjoy!

Coming Up. Question: What have an illustration of Seyella, a picture of a Krumhorn Beast and one of Sungems in common? - Yep, they're all in the making! Just like Blackbeetle Paint, the Disks Game, an entry on the Port City of Elsreth, Mount Evermourn and the Scepteres of Tarshiin over there in Nybelmar. As are the Daylong Flower, the Xaul Monster or the Drakelet... - Let's see what of those yummy things the next update will bring!


 Bestiary Added entry on the Fisah-eck-Shanno ("Snowflake"), a beautiful, yet repulsive insect (Altario)
Added entry on the Koyot Canine, scavaging hunters in the wild of southern Sarvonia (Fox)
Added entry on the Ugling Water Creature, an ugly water creature that is said to wreak feverish daydreams that confuse seafarers’ minds (Shabakuk)
Updated entry on the Feylien Bug, adding illustration of this blood nourishing insect (pic Seeker)
Updated entry on the Netherbeast Monster, completely revising the entry (Azhira)
 Herbarium Added entry on the Cavernfire Bush, adding illustration of this fascinating shrub (pic Seeker)
Added entry on the Daoles Fungus, a mushroom found in the Mists of Osthemangar, producing an eerie glow that proves to be deadly for certain insects (Exmortis)
Updated entry on the Yahrle Herb ("Staunchweed"), completely revising the entry and also adding an additional poem (Deklitch, poem Rayne)
 History Updated/adding history tables on the Lost Ones and the Shadespell Gorge, updating various details (Azhira)
 Library Added new fable titled "The Wise Man and the Widows" to the "Frethoni Book of Fables" about a wise man and the gift he shares with others - or not (Jenna Silverbirch)
Added new ghost story titled "Fiddles on the Falls" to our collection of supernatural tales "Lurking in the Mists" where we make acquaintance with an unusual musician. Also added now was Valan's Author page in the Library menu (Valan Nonesuch)
 Mythology Added entry on the Nohopuku Hiveling Myth, lore from the 'Vikh people in Nybelmar, explaining strange apparitions that supposedly is a hiveling composed of dangerous needleflies (Seth Ghibta)
 Magic Added entry on the Level I, Water Spell - First Pulse to our collection of spells (Fox)
Updated entry on the Level IV, Wind Spell - Nightshade Cloud, updating various details (Azhira)
Updated entry on the Level IV, Wind Spell - Shape Smoke, revising the entry (Eldor Delrossa)
 Misc. Added entry on the Brownie Mixture uhLah, a sweet-tasting, gooey and sticky mixture that causes the stopping of one's heart (Eldor Delrossa)
Added entry on the Gossiper Bird Song Game, consistsing of a common refrain followed adding cummulatively to the song of an imaginary female gossiper bird (Deklitch Hardin)
Added entry on the Ximaxian Speceret Card Game, a popular game that has spread from Ximax over the whole of Santharia (Lionhorse)
 People Updated entry on the Santharian poet Monsonius, adding portrait of this famous Avennorian (pic Bard Judith)
 Places Added entry on the Shadespell Gorge, a massive gorge running hundreds of strals along the Caaehl'heroth peninsula, supposed to be a portal into the Netherworlds (Azhira)
Updated entry on the Mists of Osthemangar, adding illustration of the Mists and also showing the so-called Cursed Tooth, a tall tower made of deep norsidian stone. The entry was also further updated in various parts, and the Flora section has been completely re-written (pic Seeker, text Azhira)
Races & Tribes Added entry on the Kyranian Military, providing all the details about this aspect of Kyranian life, of men who were born on the ashes of a military campaign (Garret Arroway)
 Team Adjusted the final member pages to the new design, completing the process of revision. Updates on the various overview pages to complement the changes will follow at some point later (Artimidor & Fox)

    Site Update of October 11th 2009 by Artimidor

Pictures included in this week's update

Update Statement. Not only a load of illustrations awaits at this week's update, but also a fascinating folk tale, interactive content and key entries in the Places and the People section to name just a few things. If you're looking for pictures, check out the Kaimun, Dove ("Coa-Coa Bird") or Ice Tree entries for instance in the Bestiary and Herbarium sections, a Khrumm Scimitar was added to our weapons. We also got a White Knight tending to his wounds and the Domovidge Manikins were sighted, at least by an artist. And finally we've got the Mists of Osthemangar which features another eerie beast, the Spine Wyrm, and the frosty Tombs of Gourdynn might send a shiver down your spine if visited late at night. If you love mysterious folk tales, then go straight into "The City of Masks" written by Elendilwyn, and if you want to test your Santharian knowledge on things that aren't any less spooky, then try the "Loremistress Hildula Hauntwell's Exceedingly Eerie Quiz of Spooks and Myths". Entry-wise we have highlights like the already mentioned Mists and the Injerín Druid sect of the Lost Ones to offer (both Azhira). Add to that more beasts and plants, among them a deadly frog and Nokeh's first entry, the Jerrahn Crested Horse (congratulations!), and you've got yourself quite an update that should make every Santharian proud!

Coming Up.
So what's ahead? Well, Chronusian works on an important entry, namely the Capital of the Enthronian province of Santharia, Elsreth. Then a vicous liquid, which is actually a Brownie mixture, is brewing - not to be mixed up with Juk'lan Tea, which is also coming up. The Daoles fungus should make it to the next update as well, and finally the Mask of the Tree artifact was discovered somewhere on the Miscellaneous Board. Just to name a few things... - I'm sure there will be plenty more. So see you again next update!


 Bestiary Added entry on the Baniop Frog, also called the "Bloodjumper Frog", who has a ghoulish habit of consuming blood (Valan)
Updated entry on the Dove ("Coa-Coa Bird"), adding illustration of the symbolic bird of the Santharian Goddess of Peace, Eyasha (pic Bard Judith)
Added entry on the Jerrahn Crested Riding Horse, one of the most widespread domesticated animals of the Korweyn Empire. The horse was also added to the Horses Overview (Nokesh Barvaim, poem Bard Judith)
Updated entry on the Kaimun Reptile, adding illustration of a swamp kaimun as found in the Baych Swamps of the area around the fishing village of Nepris. The picture was also added to the Lizards Overview (pic Seeker)
 Herbarium Added entry on the Ice Tree, a frozen enigma in the form of a tree, found in the Forest of Contamar (Miés'Efér Lytherá, pic Bard Judith)
Added entry on the Tear Frost Flower, one of the most beautiful, and rare, plants of Northern Sarvonia (Azhira)
 Library Started a new book in the Library called "Words by the Waters", a collection of fairy-tales and folk tales put together by the hobbit Gerontius Bywater and his son. We start the brand new book with a folk tale from Nyemersys, the "City of Death", a 6 pages long story called "The City of Masks" (Elendilwyn)
 Misc. Updated entry on the Khrumm Scimitar, adding illustration of this deadly orcish battlesword. The picture was also added to Hand-and-Half Swords Overview (pic Seeker)
 People Added entry on the Injerín Druid Sect of the Lost Ones, a group of powerful and influential elves that abandoned the main tribe ages ago and had a great influence to the half-orcs known as the Kaaer’dár’shín. Also added was the Time Table of the Lost Ones in the History section (Azhira)
Updated entry on the Order of White Knights, adding illustration of a member of this organization (pic Bard Judith)
 Places Updated entry on the Mists of Osthemangar, an area in Northern Sarvonia, full of vaporous mist, thick and foreboding, that engulfs a large portion of the peninsula of Caaehl'heroth. Also added to the entry was an illustration of a spin wyrm, and the Osthemangar history table was added to the History section (Azhira, pic Bard Judith)
Updated entry on the Tombs of Gourdynn, adding illustration the eerie burial ground of the Eanians, one of the Ice Tribes of Northern Sarvonia (pic Seeker)
Races & Tribes Updated entry on the Domovidge Manikins, adding illustration tof these shy kind of people, who probably are just a myth - or are they? (pic Quellion)
 Team Adjusted several further member pages to the new design, continuing the process of conversion, which we've started recently. Still more to come! (Artimidor)
 Website Updated the Santhworld program to version V 3.3, adding the possibility to save multiple savegame per module. Also added was support of an autosave feature will be effectively in use with coming content updates. Several smaller bugfixes and improvements were also implemented in this version, paving the way for further major code additions to come (Grinch)
Added a 10 questions Trivia Quiz titled
"Loremistress Hildula Hauntwell's Exceedingly Eerie Quiz of Spooks and Myths" to the Santhworld project, where you can test your knowledge about Santharian lore, especially regarding treacherous monsters. To access the Trivia quizzes, enter via GOTO TRIVIA, then select the Hildula's quiz from the newly added Myths section (questions and answers Shabakuk, new pics by Sheil and Quellion, music by Vladeptus)

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