Site Update of March 9th 2012 by Artimidor

Pictures included in this week's update

Update Statement. We've had time this weekend to add more overviews to the Herbarium menu (Artimidor) and more important Styrásh language stuff (Mina). Also it's the first update where we've included a Lifetime Achievement Award dedicated to Santharian veterans, which this time goes to Lucirina for her Dedication and Perseverance while she was with us. Furthermore we've got various new pics, among them the Water Tower lobby of the Magical Academy of Ximax (Seeker), a Corbie Crow (Judy) or the Injóh Singing Bird (Seeker again). Seth delight with a lovely story about How the Gaspan Came to Be, Dek has the "Nerther's Song" in store and a couple of other entries were updated with reused pictures.

Coming Up. Talia is still working on details of the next hundred years of early Santharian history covering the Golden Age of Kings, Valan is currently re-defining R'unorian legislation, Ath works on the gnomish circler device and on the Santhworld front Seeker and Artimidor are about to finish Chapter 5 of the "Treasure Shoals" module. Only three more chapters to go until it's release!

 Bestiary Updated entry on the Corbie Crow, adding illustration of the bird on a Nepris bridge (pic Bard Judith)
Updated entry on the Injóh Singing Bird, adding illustration of the bird. The picture was also added to the Flying Animals Overview. Also added to the Overview was the Kanapan terror pic (pic Seeker)
 Cosmology & Myths Added entry on How the Gaspan Came to Be, a R’unorian myth explaining the origin of the gaspan, an extraordinary floating sort of jellyfish. The Cosmology & Lore menu was now also expanded with the entry on R'unorian Lore (Seth Ghibta)
 Herbarium Added the Bushes Overview, the Cultivated Plants Overview and the Fruits and Berries Overview to the Herbarium menu, illustrated with pictures wherever we have them already (Artimidor)
 Languages Updated entry on Styrásh Nouns and Articles, adding section about compound words (Mina)
Added entry on Styrásh Questions, covering everything that has to do with interrogations in Styrásh (Mina)
Added entry on Styrásh Sentences, dealing with how to write Styrásh sentences, how to do causative ones, negations, conjunctions or relative clauses (Mina)
 Library Added poem "The Nerther's Song" to our Miscellaneous Poems and Songs collection (Deklitch, pic Seth Ghibta and Bard Judith)
Updated story "The Gift", adding illustration of the well, which bears a dark secret (pic Seeker)
 Places Updated entry on the Magical Academy of Ximax, adding illustration of the lobby of the Academy's Water Tower with its blue-veined black marble walls and an immense ornamental fountain. The picture was also added to the Ximax entry (pic Seeker)
 Races & Tribes Updated entry on the R'unorian Navy, adding illustration of a couple of scout ships, resusing the picture of the Carserrian gopag (pic Bard Judith)
 Team Updated team page of Lucirina Telor Vevan, adding the Lifetime Achievement Award for Dedication and Perseverance to Luci's profile, which she has duly earned with all her entries, poems and Forum contributions during the last years of her life (Council of Sages, laudation by Artimidor)

    Site Update of February 19th 2012 by Artimidor

Pictures included in this week's update

Update Statement. In this week's update we're happy to include works of more than a dozen contributers - apparently some New Year resolutions already managed to produce results! Congratulations go to Aos, whose Floating Thoughts entry represents his very first work for the Dream - and a great one as well! The mentioned entry also includes two pictures, one by Quellion and a reused one from Eshóh. More illustrations await at the Wild Rose, the Heaths of Ephdenn and the Orcenroth entry (Seeker), but also at the Wolf of Glandor myth (Judy), which was written by Athviaro. The picture at the Milkengrad entry now also features labels, which you can show or hide via Flash magic. Speaking about magic: Shabakuk follows up on his first witchery spell and delivers the Ear Storm spell, while Altario lays out how Antislar Magic works and Rayne counters with an anti-magic metal, the Galcardel. Finally, there's more on the R'unorian Guild of Librarians (Valan) and if you're in the mood to read a story, you might check out "Ripples in the Dream Pool" (Artimidor).

Coming Up. What else is about to show up on site more sooner than later? Well, there are further witch spells in the works, Rayne tries her hand on describing elven fashion and art, Tagaloa works on the R'unorian gaspan, also called the "gas jelly"... Seeker has started on drawing the towers of Ximax and Judy just added a couple of picture resources! Also to come soon: More lifetime awards to honour long-term members - to be handed out one per month in 2012.

 Cosmology & Myths Added entry on Ulfet Glandor'en, the Wolf of Glandor, an ancient Glandorian mythabout the events which took place at the climatic end of the First Kanapan-Glandor War (Athviaro, pic Bard Judith)
 Herbarium Added entry on the Oat Grain, a sustaining food for sentient beings and an excellent source of feed for domesticated animals (Bard Judith)
Added entry on the Syrrus Moss, a moss that appears like tufts of clouds willowing in the wind. The entry was also added to our Moss Overview (Rayne Avalotus)
Updated entry on the Wild Rose, substituting an old sketch with a brand new coloured picture. The picture was also added to our Flowers Overview (pic Seeker)
 Languages Updated entry on Styrásh Nouns and Articles, adding a pragraph about Prepositions (Mina)
Added entry on Styrásh Adverbs, an entry covering how to modify verbs, adjectives, or even other adverbs (Mina)
 Library Added another 7 page long mystery tale titled "Ripples in the Dream Pool" to the "Tales of Monsonius" book, a tale about dreams dedicated to our Sage of the Year 2011, Rayne (Artimidor)
 Magic Added entry on the Level I, Wind Spell - Floating Thoughts to our collection of spells (Aos, pics Quellion & Eshóh)
Added entry on the Level II, Warble Coven spell "Ear Storm" to our Witchery spells collection (Shabakuk)
Added entry on the Antislar Magic, describing the way how the Antislar ice tribe people harness the essence of nature (Altario)
 Miscellaneous Added entry on the Galcardel Metal ("Erenmir's Gift"), known for its ability to thwart magical manipulation (Rayne Avalotus)
 Places Updated entry on the Flash MovieCity of Milkengrad, updating the enlarged version by addition the option to switch map labels on and off (Artimidor)
Updated entry on the Heaths of Ephdenn, adding illustration of this wide region of flat grasslands that lie north of the Themed'lon Forests (pic Seeker)
Updated entry on the Orcenroth Pit, adding illustration of this famous mythical graveyard site (pic Seeker)
 Races & Tribes Updated entry on the R'unorian Guild of Librarians, completely revising the entry (Valan Nonesuch)
 Treasures & Oddities Added poem "The Dream That Our Sage Had" to our Parodies songs collection (Deklitch)
    Site Update of January 22nd 2012 by Artimidor

Pictures included in this week's update

Update Statement. Welcome to the first Santharian site update in 2012! Today's update - aside from containing some new entries - is particularly chock-full with brand new illustrations. So if you're enjoying the graphical side of the Dream, I'm sure you'll like the additions very much. Two of the pictures we added are especially epic, the Carserrian Gopag one (new entry by Valan, image by Bard Judith) and the City of Milkengrad (by Seeker), so don't miss those! Also added were pictures of the Island of Churican, the Iceland Icemut (also Judy), the Nerthers Waste Collectors (new entry by Seth, pic again by Judy), the Twelves Dice Game, the Taurian Myhical Race and the Vertan Men (all by Seeker) - and last but not least a lot of Mosses were illustrated as well (all done by Judy). Phew... - big thanks to our diligent artists! Of course we also have other interesting stuff, e.g. the massive and intelligent King Fish, which represents Tagaloa's very first entry on the site - congratulations on that! Another premiere is Shabakuk's first Witchery Spell, named Faithful Coat. Valan invites you to another adventure of halfling hero Klas in "Klas and the King of Winter", Dek has a new poem about Nehtor to offer, and new textures and map elements await in the updated Working with Textures Map Tutotorial (Artimidor). - Hope you have fun with the new additions!

Pictures included in this week's update

Coming Up. The Santharian Development Awards 2011 are currently in the voting stage, so once the process is completed the winners will be announced before we'll move back to the regular pace of site updates. In the works are - among other things - more stuff on Santharian Witches, an entry on the Red Rose Bordello in New-Santhala, one about the Quenyss Game and an update on the R'unorian Guild of Librarians. Also: More Coren music awaits, the Glandorian myth of Ulfet, the Wolf of Glandor, Syrrus Moss and lots more on magic, like more witchcraft spells. That's just to give you a general taste - and I'm sure our artists have also some more interesting picture for you in store. Well, until next update then!

 Bestiary Added entry on the Carserrian Gopag, a massive sea-dwelling form of gopag that lives in the sea around the north-eastern R’unorian Isles. The entry was also added to the Amphibians Overview (Valan Nonesuch, pic Bard Judith)
Updated entry on the Iceland Icemut, adding illustration of the dog. The picture was also added to the Dogs Overview (pic Bard Judith)
Updated entry on the Malkut King Fish, a massive and intelligent Sarvonian fish, thus often referred to simply as the "King Fish". The entry was also added to the Fish Overview (Tagaloa)
Updated entry on the Taurian Mythical Race, adding additional illustration of these bull-like humanoids told about in various legends. The picture was also added to the Great Maul weapon entry. Additionally you find it in the Blunt Weapons: Hammers Overview (pic Seeker)
 Herbarium Updated the Mosses Overview, adding illustrations of no less than eight of the described moss types (pics Bard Judith)
 Languages Added entry on Styrásh Pronouns, an entry covering everything related to the usage of personal and reflexive pronouns (Mina)
 Library Added poem "Great Nehtor, Dance" to our Religious Poems collection (Deklitch Hardin, pic Bard Judith)
Added folk tale "Klas and the King of Winter" to the "Book of Blessedtales", another tale about the adventures of halfling folk hero Klas and his companion Mian Longfellow (Valan Nonesuch)
 Magic Added entry on the Witchling Spell of the Needle Coven "Faithful Coat", representing our very first Witchcraft spell on site (Shabakuk)
 Miscellaneous Updated entry on the Twelves Dice Game, adding illustration of this popular Santharian tavern game. The picture was also added to the Games Overview. Part of the pic was also used for the Desserts Overview, representing the Baych Nuts entry (pic Seeker)
 Music Added melancholic piano piece to the folk tale "Kelder and Bryella", a story where two children get lost in the woods and meet Dula the witch (Coren FrozenZephyr)
 People Added entry on the Nerthers Waste Collectors, a Santharian guild which specialises in collecting waste and food scraps, sorts it and rots it down for fertiliser (Seth Ghibta, pic by Seth and Bard Judith)
 Places Updated entry on the Isle of Churican, adding illustration of the island with its rolling hills, lighthouse and a visiting ship (pic Bard Judith)
Updated entry on the City of Milkengrad, adding epic illustration of the complete town including among other things the Efirhal Hill, the Curonesta palace and the Damorchan Assembly building (pic Seeker)
 Races &
Updated entry on the Ice Tribes, adding another illustration, this time showing a Tarkyn warrior with his icemuts (pic Bard Judith)
Updated entry on the Vertan Men, adding illustration of a tribe member on the hunt for fish (pic Seeker)
 Workshop Updated lesson "X: Working with Textures", replacing the Map Elements file you find on this page, now featuring lots more map elements, textures and mountains (Artimidor)

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