WEB HISTORY 2012, OCTOBER-DECEMBER


    Site Update of November 11th 2012 by Artimidor

Pictures included in this week's update

Update Statement. This week's update we've dedicated to the memory of our long-term companion Tharoc Wargrider (Steve "Harleyrider" Jackson), who posthumously now gets his well deserved membership page, complete with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Dedication and Perseverance. In this respect Seeker also drew an illustration for Tharoc's famous Forget-Me-Nut entry to make sure that this nut is not forgotten - pun intended... Also included this week: a picture of a Lightning Demon, the fearful Gamosh-Ra (Seeker), a fascinating new addition to the Bestiary in form of the Rainspirit (Coren) and a couple of plants like the Death Shroom, the Pale Frogstool or the Undertoe Herb (all Rayne). And of course we've got some more chapters of Coren's "Child of Spring" story for you, plus an Appendix to it with character lists in order to help you orientate yourself in the tale.

Coming Up. Up ahead are a couple of further plants by busy bee Rayne like the Harlot's Hood, the Riverberry, Maiden's Step, Honeynut Squash and even more... We also still have some more chapters of Coren's "Child of Spring" story, and another spiritual presence is about to be discovered called the Windrunner. On another note: The Santhworld "Treasure Shoals" module development is now seriously engaged in chapter 7 (out of 8), so slowly but surely you can begin to train your piratey accent - you might need it.


 Bestiary Updated entry on the Gamosh-Ra Demon, adding illustration of this fierce creature better known as the "Lightning Demon". The picture was also added to the Lesser Demons Overview (pic Seeker)
Added entry on the Rainspirit, said to be a benevolent presence that blesses people with the gift of silence. The entry was also added to the Apparitions, the Mythical Creatures, the Sentient Beasts and the Magical Beasts Overviews (Coren FrozenZephyr, additions by Altario)
 Herbarium Added entry on the Death Shroom, a mid-Sarvonian mushroom that takes any decomposing material as its home. The entry was also added to the Fungi Overview (Rayne Avalotus)
Updated entry on the Forget-Me-Nut, adding illustration of this famous plant which contains the power to befuddle the memory. The picture was also added to the Bushes Overview (pic Seeker)
Added entry on the Pale Frogstool, a mushroom growing at the streams of mid-Sarvonia. The entry was also added to the Fungi Overview (Rayne Avalotus)
Added entry on the Undertoe Herb, a Santharian plant with a minty scent, which is often used in dyes. The entry was also added to the Flowers and the Medicinal Plants Overviews (Rayne Avalotus)
 Library Added four more chapters to the Krean novel "Child of Spring" with the following titles: "Chapter V: The Virtues of a Balanced Diet", "Chapter VI: Swimming Dragon", "Chapter VII: Tamarind" and "Chapter VIII: Practice is its own Reward" plus an Appendix, which contains detailed character lists. The story plus the appendix of course is also available for download (Coren FrozenZephyr)
 Miscellaneous Updated entry on the Alchemical Tools, bringing the overview design up to date and adding illustration of a mortar and a pestle (pic Seeker)
 Team Added membership page of Tharoc Wargrider (Steve Jackson, UK), even though our dear orcish friend has passed away this July. Tharoc has contributed many an entry or story to the Dream and therefore deserves to be officially part of the Dream team, which is also the reason why we furthermore posthumously award him with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Dedication and Perseverance. Thanks for all your work, Steve! (Artimidor, pic Seeker)

    Site Update of October 21st 2012 by Artimidor

Pictures included in this week's update

Update Statement. In this week's site update we get some overview inconsistencies sorted out, learn about a new witchling spell (Valan) and present you the first four chapters of a new story set on the continent of Nybelmar, the Krean Tale "Child of Spring" (Coren). Furthermore we've got illustrations of the Bogsnapper, the Skeetoh Fly and also one for the Carabery Tree (all Seeker). The latter is the first site contribution of Perabium Pelatorium, short Perab - so congrats on getting your very first entry up, Perab! Finally we also honour Wren in this update with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her indispensable work in the field of elven culture, for her sung contributions to the Dream and for generally being an all around fantastic gal serving the Santharian cause.

Coming Up. Up ahead is more on the topic of Elven Fashion, Firegrass, the Twilight Rose, Witches and maybe Guilds and definitely we'll deal with the continent of Cyhalloi, where Val is slowly but surely planning to finish her masterwork in order to become official member.


 Bestiary Updated entry on the Bogsnapper, adding illustration of this riding beast of the mullogs (pic Seeker)
Updated entry on the Skeetoh Fly, adding illustration of this nasty insect found in swamps. The picture was also added to our Insects Overview (pic Seeker)
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dded the Legendary Drakes Overview, the Dragons Overview, the Drakes Overview and the Netherdrakes Overview. These overview entries and the menus in the Bestiary were still not consistent, either by content or design, so this overhaul fixed all of these problems (Artimidor)
 Herbarium Added entry on the Carabery Tree, an immense tropical tree growing in Nybelmarian swamps, supposedly holding the memory of those who fell victim to the hazards of the forest. The tree was also added to the Tropical Trees Overview (Perabium Pelatorium, pic Seeker)
 Library Added new novel, entitled "Child of Spring". It is the story of Winter, a Krean monk, who is one of the Gifted, those rare individuals born with natural magical ability. He's about to make the long journey to the Academy of Nybelmarasa, where the magic of the Ancient Krean still lives... We start off with the first four chapters of the tale: "Chapter I: The Songs of Wind", "Chapter II: Meditating on the Breath", "Chapter III: Song of the Family" and "Chapter IV: War and Peace". The story of course is also available for download (Coren FrozenZephyr)
 Magic Added another witchcraft spell of the warble coven, the Finding Charm (Level I Witchling) (Valan Nonesuch)
 Team Updated team page of Wren, adding the Lifetime Achievement Award for Productivity and Heart to her profile. One of our favourite elfy developers, Wren was mainly responsible for several tribe, places and people entries of this race, and on top of that brought the first studio-recorded songs to the Dream, thus well deserving her award for her dedication to the project (Council of Sages, laudation by Artimidor)

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