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Spring Y3
8.29.19 - 10.13.19
by Split, 08-31-2019, 09:06 PMRE: News Archive
It's time for an update to how we handle time! Now that we are a couple days into the first season of this year, I'll explain how our flow of time will now work. We will be keeping double time, but our time will be more fluid. Essentially, from here on, you will be allowed to back date threads.

All threads from here on out will need to have a date AND time listed in the thread title. This will allow users to see exactly when a thread occurred.

Previously, if you posted a new thread, the time and date that thread was posted was the time in which that event was happening. We are altering the rules regarding timelines to allow you to backdate threads for any date in the current year. (This is Year 3.) So this year started on 8.29.19. You may date a thread from the current date backward to the first day of the year. So as today is 8/31/19, you may date a thread for any date between 8/29/19 and 8.31.19. You may not date threads forward.

So as the year progresses, you will be able to date threads for any time that has already passed in the year, but you must be careful not to break your own character's timelines. The best way to track a character's timeline is to go to their profile and click the button on it labelled "Thread Log". It shows every thread the character has ever participated in. Likewise, events that would break your timelines should also be carefully monitored. So, for example, if I posted a thread for a character dated for today in the desert, it would break the timeline if I posted a thread dated for the 29th in which they ended up dying.

Excessively breaking your own timelines or other characters' timelines is frowned upon and if done consistently, Staff may intervene. Tomorrow I will be instituting changes to leader logs and pregnancies that reflect these changes, so keep an eye out! Please DM or PM a staffer if you have any questions.
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Character OTS Katchneil
Relationship OTS Ariodeoux & Dragon
Player OTS Kaitlyn
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The king had been inactive for perhaps too long, spending time closer to Kimagure's den than at the borders.  He wanted to watch the development of the children, especially the blond male.  Shikikan did not want a defective child.  The lack of tail and extra toes were already cause enough for concern, but the king did not see those as debilitating.  He wanted to be certain before he disposed of what could be a perfectly viable offspring of a good size.  The king patrolled his borders, marking them as he went to ensure no one had crossed them that had not been welcomed in.

He also ensured he did not smell anyone leaving who was not supposed to.  It would have been ample opportunity for the underlings to try to pull something and he was quite aware.  He was on edge, vigilant as he moved along, scenting and looking for signs of misbehavior during his brief time of inattention.


The boy had been near the border when he spotted Shikikan. A lion of such large stature was not hard to find; not that he had been looking for him. Lately, the boy had been growing more curious of his capabilities, especially in regards to magic, because he had been aware of the powers he had now, and had been strengthening them since. Kiln was used with each forepaw, on two different rocks, heating them until they were warm enough to have the faintest bit of steam coming off. Then, #thermometer helped him to lower and raise his body temperature over a large duration, the process slow and requiring focus.

It was only after he had finished practicing thermometer that he noticed Shikikan. The boy was silent and rather laid-back for his age, but he was still sociable and curious at times. He was not afraid of Shikikan, because as long as everyone obeyed and he did not try to escape, the man was just as harmless as a rock to him.

Garen approaches, licking his lips absent-mindedly, making no attempt to hide his presence. His scent was nowhere near the border, until now. “Do you have anymore...lessons?” Lessons, some new way to hunt or fight, some bit of knowledge that the lionesses and Colbert had not yet told him of.

Garen tolerated everyone. Everyone was to be tolerated. Except for his blood family. His family were all he truly loved.

All past interactions with Shikikan had been met with non-chalantness, obediance and compliance. But Garen was far from loving or admiring Shikikan, and perhaps the man had seen it. Rather, all he was was a boy who thought that this--the way the King ran Shison--was how life was supposed to go, yet he did not enjoy it. Regardless, he remained complacent, because this was his life.


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