Site Update of June 24th 2012 by Artimidor

Pictures included in this week's update

Update Statement. It's exam, vacation and Euro time, and this also reflects on our output this update. Therefore we focus for a change on a load of overviews instead of entries or pictures, namely all those overviews, which were still missing in the Bestiary and the Herbarium menu. With the latest additions we now have the Herbarium fully covered and only lack the dragon/drakes overviews in the Bestiary - and probably there will me further sub-sections to come to split up the large Insects category. Other than that the Ghereghut Trolls ("Cave Trolls") by Vesk receives a major update, and another Lifetime Achievement award is handed out to Viresse, our multifarious long-term contributer, responsible among other things for many an elven tribe.

Coming Up. In the works are various things related to the body, it's health and it's diseases, like an Almanac of Afflictaions, Tumors, the practice of Necropsy (Kelancey). Also more Places entries are being made, like on the Kharim River in Caaehl'heroth (Azhira) or a famous mountain range at the Isles of R'unor (Valan). That and of course more Troll related stuff, pic included!

 Bestiary Added Overview on Pigs, Rodents, Insects, Monkeys and the Overview on Other Domestic Animals, collecting all kinds of domestic animals that didn't fit into any other category and updated the format of the Horses Overview and the Dogs Overview (Artimidor, pics various artists)
 Herbarium Added Overview on Tubers, Healing Herbs, Poisonous Herbs and Miscellaneous Edible Plants to our Herbarium overview collection and updated the Succulent Pants Overview (Artimidor, pics various artists)
 Races & Tribes Updated entry on the Ghereghut Trolls ("Cave Trolls"), adjusting and adding details especially in the People, Weapons, Occupations,Government as well as the Production/Trade sections (Vesk Lyricahl)
 Team Updated team page of Viresse, adding the Lifetime Achievement Award for Productivity and Heart to her profile. With it we honour her skills in composing entries, drawing pictures, writing stories and laying down concepts for several elven tribes, which made her one of the key members of the Santharian Dream for several years (Council of Sages, laudation by Artimidor)

    Site Update of June 3rd 2012 by Artimidor

Pictures included in this week's update

Update Statement. A zoomable map of Flash MovieNolan's Farm awaits this time in the Places section, with further pictures extracted from this illustration to spice up the Basiloc entry and the Gnomish Svaq Drink (Seeker). More Places stuff was done by Drasil with Dourin's Grove, and Azhira polished Mirmec's Glistening Well of Goltherlon to be presentable on site. Also Ishmaelion strikes back with an in-depth entry on the Trollish Tongue, while Rayne explores the "Fabric of the Dream" in a Ximaxian lecture on elven magic. Ah yes, the Herbarium menu got updated once again with three more overviews. Finally we are happy to honour our Santharian storyteller Dalá'Valannía with the special Lifetime Achievement Award for Craftsmanship and Skill due to the brilliant stories she provided over the years for the cause of the Dream. Congratulations, Dalá!

Coming Up. As the update in the Races/Tribes section already shows: Thanks to Vesk the trolls are back! And they'll be back for more in coming updates, so expect the Mountain or the Cave tribes to make their point. Also back is Doc Kelancey who takes a closer look at diseases and the afflictions of the sanguine. Then of course there's an update on magic, namely Xeuá, and finally we've got Cradlejelly, a seafaring jellyfish.

 Herbarium Updated entry on the Basiloc Herb, adding additional illustration of the plant (pic Seeker)
Added the Spices and Flavourings Overview and the Weeds Overview to our collection of overviews in the Herbarium menu (Artimidor)
 Languages Added entry on the Trollish Tongue ("TrulTrul"), a primitive, animalistic tongue that is defined by harsh, brutal and extremely loud sounds and now was researched in great detail (Ishmaelion)
 Magic Added lecture on "The Fabric of the Dream", a lesson discussing the overlap of elven and Ximaxian philosophies and the implications thereof (Rayne)
 Miscellaneous Updated entry on the Gnomish Svaq Drink, adding illustration of this sober making brew. The picture was also added to the Drinks Overview (pic Seeker)
Updated Overview on Artifacts and Relics, adding some more pictures (Artimidor)
Updated entry on the Santharian Compendium, adding illustration of the Compendium Library (pic Seeker)
 Places Added entry Dourin's Grove, a forest nestled against the Sentinel mountains in Manthria, famous for the legend of the ancient, powerful druid. The entry was also added to the Manthrian Overview, and a history table was added as well (Drasil Razorfang)
Added entry on the Glistening Well of Goltherlon, a small ancient well in the Goltherlon Forest, supposedly possessing a strange magical power... (Mirmec & Azhira)
Added entry on
Flash MovieNolan's Farm, adding zoomable map illustration of the famous svaq brewery compound (pic Seeker)
Updated the Maps of Northern Sarvonia, now reflecting the latest changes at the Caeel'heroth and Iol Peninsulas (Azhira)
 Races & Tribes Updated entry on the Troll Tribes of Caelereth, updating this overview with newer and more accurate information (Vesk Lyricahl)
 Team Updated team page of Dalá'Valannía, adding the Lifetime Achievement Award for Craftsmanship and Skill to her profile, honouring the numerous and magnificent short stories, novel chapters, poems and entries she contributed from Santharia's first hour (Council of Sages, laudation by Artimidor)

    Site Update of May 13th 2012 by Artimidor

Pictures included in this week's update

Update Statement. Another update with heavy emphasis on new pictures awaits at this year's Mother's Day, as there are: The Tryster entry, the brand new Shadow Lily and lots of grasses which got their artistic attention this time, among them Wean, Shade, Bredden and Oat Grass (all mentioned pics by Bard Judith). Some additional grass pictures by the way found their place in the various Grasses Overviews as well, even though we don't have proper entries for those yet. Finally there's also the Ring of Jamliso pic (Seeker), which goes with a complete revision of the entry done by Azhira, and of course the beautiful insect of the Wyspfly (Val O'Neil).

Coming Up. Up next will be a lecture where an elven scholar instructs Ximaxian students on the fabric of the Dream, TrulTrul, also known as the trollish tongue, will get a major update and there will be Twin Fever as a newly discovered disease. Rumour has it that the Netherworlds revision also has progressed quite a bit by now, well and there's always the one or the other beast of flower for sure.

 Bestiary Updated entry on the Tryster, adding illustration of this three-shelled mollusk living in waters off the coasts of Southern Sarvonia. The picture was also added to the Molluscs Overview (pic Bard Judith)
Added entry on the Wyspfly ("Visk'ko"), a beautiful insect inhabitant of the Forest of Souls in R'unor (Val O'Neil)
 Herbarium Updated entry on the Bredden Grain, adding illustration of this small, common ivory grain (pic Bard Judith)
Updated entry on the Oat Grain, adding illustration of this basic, hardy, and inexpensive grain (pic Bard Judith)
Updated entry on the Shade Grass, adding illustration of this shade preferring plant (pic Bard Judith)
Updated entry on the Wean Grass, adding illustration of this plain type with very fine, short blades (pic Bard Judith)
Added entry on the Shadow Lily, a plant growing in the canopy-shaded ponds and lakes in the forests of mid-Sarvonia (Rayne Avalotus, pic Bard Judith)
Added the Grains and Grasses Overview in the Edible Plants section of the Herbarium menu and adding various pictures to go with the entries (Artimidor, pics Bard Judith)
Added the Water Plants Overview to our Herbarium menu with various illustrations (Artimidor)
Grasses Overview, adding illustrations of the various grasses presented on this page (pics Bard Judith)
 Miscellaneous Updated entry on the Ring of Jamliso ("Nehtor's Eye"), completely revising and expanding the so far only very basic entry. Also an illustration of the artifact was now added. The picture was also added to the Artifacts and Relics Overview (Azhira, pic Seeker)

    Site Update of April 22nd 2012 by Artimidor

Pictures included in this week's update

Update Statement. This week we've added quite a few things to our Bestiary, among them the Copper Lopstere ("Cobster") and the Domestic Goat illustrations (both by Judy), the Sarvonian White Deer pic (Seeker) and the parasite whose plagueing even the giants, the Dragonworm ("Yeanling") written by our local expoert on all things wriggly, Seth. More overviews on Molluscs, Bears and Martens and Weasels complete our additions in this section - slowly but surely we get all overviews covered in the Bestiary! What else is there to report? In Places we've got another magnificent picture to go with the Auturian Woods entry done by Seeker, which in combination with another pic he did - the Aerelian Lakes to be precise - now adorns the top of our site in form of a banner representing the arrival of spring. Hope you enjoy! And finally Valan has been busy again delving into R'unorian history and also unearthing details on the R'unorian Imperial Court.

Coming Up. Progress on the upcoming Treasure Shoals module for Santhworld is steady, and Chapter 5 out of 8 will be concluded this week. Newcomer Yidrassil is working on the Dark Tailed Butterfly, while Valan has caught a certain Twin Fever disease and deals with the famous Firelance machine. Also Jonael is re-discovering/re-inventing the Gob-Ocs, which make a further step towards being an own race - so look forward to that!

 Bestiary Updated entry on the Copper Lopstere ("Cobster"), adding illustration of this unusual shiny crustacean (pic Bard Judith)
Updated entry on the Domestic Goat, adding illustration of a doe with her two kids. The picture was also added to the Domestic Goat and Sheep Overview (pic Bard Judith)
Added entry on the Dragonworm ("Yeanling"), a parasite plagueing even the such powerful creatures like demon drakes, desert drakes, feathered wyverns or frost drakes. The worm was also added to the Snakes and Worms Overview and to the Magical Beasts Overview (Seth Ghibta)
Updated entry on the Sarvonian White Deer, adding illustration of these deer, distinguished by their size and prized white coats. The picture was also added to the Deer Overview (pic Seeker)
Added three more overviews to the Bestiary: the Overview on Molluscs & Others, on Bears and on Martens and Weasels, along with a couple of pictures (Artimidor)
 Places Updated entry on the Auturian Woods, adding illustration of this beautiful vast forest in the midst of Santharia. The picture was also added to the Flash MovieOverview of the Province of Manthria (pic Seeker)
Updated entry on the Isles of R'unor, adding history table. The History table of course was also added to the History section (Valan Nonesuch)
 Races & Tribes Updated entry on the R'unorian Imperial Court, completely revising and expanding the until now only very fragmentary entry (Valan Nonesuch)
 Website Replaced the site's top banner graphic with a spring version, which will from now on be part of our seasonal rotation (Seeker)
    Site Update of April 1st 2012 by Artimidor

Pictures included in this week's update

Update Statement. Welcome to another Santharian site update after our web host change! The stars of this week are a whole lot of illustrations: Like the Wind Lobby of the Ximaxian Academy and the Dreamer's Breath Flower (Seeker), the entrance to the holy Doimo Caves (Faugar), the Gorba Semi-Giants (Faugar again) or the Kanapan Terror Bats (once more by Faugar!). And in case you are a sweet tooth maybe you'd like to stop at Judy's Chocolate Shop and grab something from there. Also brand new is a first version of the Flash MovieManthrian Provinces Overview realized with a zoomable map in Flash (Artimidor), and for friends of R'unor we also have the R'unorian Gaspan (Tagaloa) and updated details on R'unorian Legislation (Valan). Finally, last but not least we've got another Lifetime Achievement Award to celebrate for... well, if you've noticed a pattern in the mentioned pictures this will come as no surprise... Faugar! Many thanks for your continuous work in the last twelve years - we're happy to present this token of appreciation to you honouring your dedication and perseverance to the cause of the Dream!

Coming Up. We have some more pictures from Faugar's latest patch of contributions to integrate, so expect the one or the other to show up soon. In the works are also Elron's Ice Sea Silvertail, Seth's Dragonworm or Rayn'e Shadow Lily plus Ath's Gnomish Circler Device. An improved version of the Manthrian Province Overview is also planned to be realized within the next weeks.

 Bestiary Added entry on the R'unorian Gaspan, a marvelous creature resembling enlarged jellyfish who have tried and failed to take to the skies (Tagaloa)
Updated entry on the Kanapan Terror Bat, adding another illustration of adventurers stumbling in a cave full of nasty surprises (pic Faugar)
Updated the Domestic Sheep and Goats Overview, adjusting it to our new format (Artimidor)
 Herbarium Updated entry on the Dreamer's Breath Flower, adding illustration of this small wild flower. The picture was also added to the Flowers Overview (pic Seeker)
Added the Vegetables Overview and the Miscellaneous/Other Plants Overview to the Herbarium menu, illustrated with pictures wherever we have them already (Artimidor)
 Languages Updated entry on Styrásh Verbs, adding two more sections, one dealing with the Passive Voice, the other with Impersonal Subjects, which are also expressed with verbs (Mina)
 Miscellaneous Updated entry on Krath Chocolate, adding two illustrations of the delicious contents of a chocolate shop (pics Bard Judith)
 Places Updated entry on the Academy of Ximax, adding illustration of the turbulent Wind Tower Lobby, with its impressive chandelier made entirely of lightning (pic Seeker)
Add the
Flash MovieOverview of the Province of Manthria, our very first Places overview featuring two Flash movies, a duchies map and a completely zoomable details map. While the duchies map will still be improved. Aside from that you find all places of the province nicely categorized on this page (text & movies Artimidor)
 Races & Tribes Updated entry on the Doimo Nomads, adding another illustration, this time showing one of the entrances of the holy Doimo caves (pic Faugar)
Updated entry on the Gorba Semi-Giants, substituting our current illustration with a coloured version (pic Faugar)
Updated entry on R'unorian Legislation, revising the entry and bringing it up to date (Valan Nonesuch)
 Team Updated team page of Faugar, adding the Lifetime Achievement Award for Dedication and Perseverance to his profile for his long-lasting commitment to the Santharian cause by providing pictures for the Dream for no less than twelve years so far (Council of Sages, laudation by Artimidor)

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