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    Evernethian Council Election Nominations for the elected Council members have closed - we have our finalists, and hence, we begin the final vote! Our finalists for this seat are as follows: Kaddaschatzi GreasyTroll4 Mentalistic You may have noticed that there are no incumbents included on the list. This is because the previous barons were removed from office during the purge, thus there are only 3 candidates. Our anonymous polls will be open until 11:59 PM EST on June 30th (A week from Saturday), at which point votes will no longer be able to be cast. Once the polls close, all the votes will be tallied together from both polls, and the two top-voted candidates will win the two open seats. Until then, however, you are free to cast your votes as you please. If you need to change your vote for whatever reason, please ask a Staff member and we will do it for you, since IPS doesn't allow members to change votes on polls. Also, pick only one person to vote for PER POLL. This will help stop vote manipulation. Those who vote for the same person on both polls will forfeit their votes. The winners' term as Council members will begin on July 1st, 2018 and last until September 30th, 2018. As the purpose of these elections are to give Evernethian Citizens a voice in the management of the server, we strongly encourage each and every one of you to cast your votes and let your voice be heard. Thank you for voting and good luck to all of our candidates!
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    Arlin Zumrik was born in a small forest elf village, by the name of Ryvelin. Ryvelin was a very beautiful place, the chirps of birds and blooming flowers all filled the air with delight. Arlin grew up in a small home, with 3 siblings. Personal space was very hard to come by in the home, so Arlin spent most of his childhood with the wildlife outside. Arlin's mother and father were both hunters, providing a significant amount of food for the village and the family. By the time Arlin was 15, he had already learned how to skillfully hunt, and provide for the family as well. Arlin believed that he wanted to become a hunter himself, and live within the village until the day he would die. This soon changed however, when Arlin's mother was fatally shot during one of the routine hunting trips. Arlin knew that being killed as a hunter was a large possibility, thus, his dreams changed. He no longer knew what his life would contain. One day, as Arlin was sitting in a tree above his home, the smell of smoke traveled through the village. He jumped down and looked into the forest, licks of fire shot up through the canopy. Arlin started yelling for everybody to get out of the village, knowing that they did not have the resources to stop the raging flames. Arlin's family wasn't in their home, they were surely mourning at the cemetery on the outskirts of town; where the fire had already burned. The village was surrounded, and Arlin knew he had to run. So, using his wit, he ran up the tree once again, reaching a branch that was above the fire. Arlin leaped, praying that he could make it over. When Arlin touched the ground, he was joyful that he could not feel burns all over his body. Arlin made a run for it to the Northeast, where he had heard rumors of a rising kingdom. Arlin traveled along a path, hoping that it would lead to the faraway place. After several days, of walking, hunting, and resting, a tower bearing a red and gold flag appeared over the horizon. Arlin screamed with excitement, which was strange after all that he had just lost. He walked up to the gate, asking to speak to the King. The guard questioned him, then allowed him to speak to the King after hearing his story. Arlin went into the keep, and found King Icarus Forde already aware of his presence in the kingdom. Arlin began to speak, "H-Hi, sir. I've come from Ryvelin. I need a place to live and work. If you need anything done just tell me and I'll-" The King cut him off. "Listen, son. There is an area around here. It goes by the name of Mirkwood, recently renovated from a bandit's lair into the flourishing city it currently is." Icarus said. "Can I live there?" Arlin asked. "You may, on one condition: Mirkwood doesn't have any ties to Kingstone as of right now, I want you to change that. Put up a wall, flags, recruit soldiers. You can lead the village as a vassal of Kingstone. There is no leader of Mirkwood right now, and it seems no citizen wants to be the leader, this is your shot." Icarus explained. "I'll go there right now and tell the citizens I will be their leader. Thank you," Arlin told the king. When Arlin arrived in Mirkwood, the people were thrilled to see a new face in town. Arlin rounded the people up on a path, and spoke of his plans with the village. The people were joyous, finally having somebody to lead them through the dangers in the world. Arlin adopted his culture into the village, with elves being the skilled military archers for the settlement. To this day. Arlin still continues to build Mirkwood into the greatest it can be.
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    I'm a builder, as are Kathi and several others. Here's a sample of a city I made on our last map (sorry if it looks a bit stretched in some spots, my FOV is at 90, not the normal 70):
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    -King Icarus "Ike" Forde- Icarus Forde is my primary character this season and ruler of the Kingdom of Kingstone. I've had him with me in the ol' walnut brain for five years and this profile is for the version as seen during Season 4 of the Everneth survival series. Born in a floating steampunk* city in the sky during its industrial revolution Icarus's life on the impoverished streets of Zebulus was hard. Child labor and outright slavery were widespread and that, combined with the total-war stance it took against its own people in the countless civil wars left Icarus with a growing feeling of dread for his home. It was only once his younger brother was crushed between two massive gears due to terrible working conditions, that Ike finally decided to incite his own war against Zebulus. With his closest friends from the ghetto, Jodie Holmes -a tomboy with undying loyalty and a violent attitude-, Selphy Fitz -a member of the rich Fitz family who ran away from home and was drawn to Ike's over-confidence and initiative, and Mako Varg -Ike's closest friend and protector- he commandeered one of Zebulus's precious airships: The Lady Valkyrie. At age 19, he was captain of the infamous "Sky Pirates" who struck fear in the heart of airship pilots all around Vennterria. As the Sky Pirates grew in number and respect, they had a real impact in transforming Zebulus from the cruel and desolate city into a flourishing hub of culture under Irashi Heart, the new and fair Wingman (President) of Zebulus. As thanks for their service and sacrifice, Irashi gifted Icarus Forde a quarter of the very same tablet that kept Zebulus afloat, as long as they would continue to serve as peace-keepers and defenders of the new and fair Zebulus. Icarus forged the tablet shard into his leather gauntlets, which gave the gauntlets untold fiery power. When the Mantisphere -a wicked and ancient magical seal trapped in time- began to leak magical energy back into the world, a war was started due to a magical arms race. After losing many of his crew and his beloved airship preventing the genocide of Kalador(a mountain capital city of dwarves), which was instigated by the Fitz family, the war was over and Icarus Forde sore. Without his ship and crew, Icarus was without purpose. Seeing war's negative effects first hand, and with his experience fighting, Agusta Rustero's cause was perfect for him. She vowed to unite all of Brytannia under one banner to put a stop to the endless wars between petty kings. Serving in her Queensglaive for ten years, he helped her unite the Empire and make her Empress. She was a fine queen and Ike did good under her, becoming her most loyal vassal and trusted advisor. But it was still Vennterria. He lost too much here and decided now that the wars were over he would finally have a chance to get away from it all. The Greek goddess of strife, Eris, began speaking to him in his dreams. She was proud of all the discord and adversity he had faced in his life and felt pity for him. She promised that she would gift him the Apple of Discord, and a safe-haven to colonize a city free from Vennterria's dark past, it was a bastion for him and his remaining crew. He foolishly accepted. It was a long and hard voyage across the sea. But Eris was right, this land was very fertile and stunningly beautiful. Using the power of the gauntlet, and the magic of the Apple, they created the famous capital city of Kingstone in eight short years. They quickly razed or recruited all of the minor settlements and bandit lairs in the area until Kingstone seemed safe from invaders. Even Loden, a malicious entity of unknown purpose, couldn't crack the proud stone walls as the defenders valiantly sent the demonic abomination and his hellish generals back to the pit from whence they came. But a few short days after Kingstone was completed, they learned a terrible truth. Donning the Roman title: "Discordia" Eris revealed multiple messages and finally an ultimatum from an ancient empire named "Solis" she had stolen. They contained the truth that Kingstone was built on the ancient ruins of a settlement named Hartguard, and that she had set them up for war from the start. Accepting the fact Icarus had to fight once more, he decided he was now too old to wield the gauntlet in the same way he used to. He removed all but a speck of the tablet from his right gauntlet and gave the left gauntlet to a shade named Nicku Crestshade. He forged 13 swords of different forms and none of them were good enough until he named the thirteenth and final one Brisingr, ancient language for "fire". He forged the Zebulan tablet into it and cut a ruby "trigger" into the pommel. He has since used this and many more magical relics to create a "Kingsglaive" a group of legendary fighters tasked with defending Kingstone and carrying out the King's will. (( Icarus "Ike" Forde is a part of the "Seal of Heroes" universe that I have been working on for 4-6 years now so there is a lot of content that I either forgot to cover or didn't find pertinent. Any questions would be excitedly answered for you and I may be found double-posting or necroing this thread as I remember, create, or experience new content I find relevant or interesting regarding his character. )) *(( I know you hear steampunk and groan, but this isn't the top hat and tea steampunk, it's gritty and remembers the "punk" in steampunk. ))
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    Here is a link for more information about Kingstone. Looking to join Kingstone? Then this is the post for you, here are the official Kingstonian Entry Examinations*! Kingstonians are elite, outnumbered, and fiercely loyal. As such, the Kingstonian applicants for the Season Five Everneth Roleplay must be the very best. You're dedication, standards, and creativity will be tested if you wish to become a citizen of the Kingdom of Kingstone. Why join Kingstone over another faction? Well, Kingstone has a reputation of victory in Season 4, remaining undefeated against the unadulterated assault of Loden, the Desolate One, The Empire of Solis, and the Western Bandit Hordes. More impressive than this, however, is it's rich and immersive lore that has been crafted and refined for over six years. Kingstone prizes loyalty, pride, initiative, integrity, endurance, and determination. A Kingstonian is a bastion of strength and hard work. If all of this is attractive to you than you should continue reading below. Remind yourself that grammar, formatting, and effort all have the utmost importance to your chances of getting accepted into the kingdom. I also feel the need to say that many people have expressed a desire to join Kingstone and I wish to be outnumbered by enemies, so you will be competing with your fellow applicants. Kingstonians will begin to earn monthly allowance** as they rise to the ranks, as well as secret discord channels and war councils. There are six basic ranks of players who can call themselves Kingstonian. The King - The ruling monarch, King Icarus Forde at the time of writing. The Inner Circle - Through dedication and working closely alongside the King, these members have gained his deepest trust. The Kingsglaive - These legendary warriors protect the king with their lives and act out his will. The Vassal - Landowners who receive the King's protection and wealth for answering the call of war and fighting against the enemies of Kingstone. The Councilmen - Advisors to the above tiers, tasked with assisting their liege in construction and decision-making but are barred from fighting in war. The Laborer - Peasants paid per-job, serving as gatherers and builders supporting Kingstone's economy and infrastructure. Now, the road to becoming King is long and hard, and if you want to become King of Kingstone you'll be looking for me as a corpse, so I'll only be accepting Kingsglaive and below, as only going above and beyond the call of duty can earn you the title "Inner Circle". ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Joining the Kingsglaive - There are three basic requirements to becoming a part of the 'glaive of Kingstone. Unique Character Design/Roleplay Skill - The Kingsglaive are an integral reason Kingstone's military has seen such success, and their prevalence in the "Legend of Kingstone" require them to be interesting, unique, and immersive. A Character Profile would be infinitely helpful in your quest to becoming a member of the 'glaive. These players are held to a degree of roleplaying skill, this means your character must fit in the world of Kingstone, and the Everneth Universe at large, think low fantasy medieval, I'll be denying any TRON robots with nuke launchers. Finally, you must always respect roleplay etiquette. No meta-gaming (causing your character to act with information he/she shouldn't have but instead acting on information you have as a player), or controlling other characters (speaking for another player's character without permission or assuming your actions go without reaction, for example: avoid saying things like "I stab you in the throat, killing you instantly"). Loyalty to the Crown - Kingsglaive are defined by their loyalty. They obey the King's commands without hesitation and trust in his ability to lead the kingdom to further victory. As a result, I expect my Kingsglaive to respect Kingstone and defend it with your ((character's)) life. Its citizens and homes must be protected at all costs and an insult to Kingstone is an insult to you. Combat Proficiency - Kingsglaive are feared on the battlefield, and powered by Ike's magical weapons of war(Brisingr, Ax of Odin, etc) the earth must shudder under you as you walk. You won't be required to be Achilles or anything, but I expect the 'glaive to perform well in the field. All loyalty in the world is no replacement for raw talent and physical strength. Some vassals become Kingsglaive, but I have yet to have a Kingsglaive member that wasn't also a vassal. I am willing to work with you to help design your character and weapon as well as the circumstances in which your character meets the King and becomes a member of the 'glaive. Example Kingsglaive Application: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Becoming a Vassal - There are two basic requirements (along with joining the event battles) to becoming a vassal Building Skill/Progression - The main job of a vassal of Kingstone is to build and rule over a small part of the kingdom's territory. This means you must be willing to start and finish your build. Rome wasn't built in a day and neither was Kingstone, but I expect progress to be made, even if it's just fifteen minutes a day. Fiefs (areas of land given to vassals) must 'fit' in the Kingstone theme, this means doing your best to build something attractive, and believable. Medieval is a good theme to follow, but I'd also except high elf fantasy, oriental, etc. Just don't build any cars or spaceships, and don't build bigger than the capital itself. Character Uniqueness - Vassals also need to have their own characters to play as, but aren't expected to be as passionate about the lore and war as the Kingsglaive. However, like the Kingsglaive you would greatly benefit from a Character Profile. I am willing to work with you in designing your character as well as finding a purpose/theme for your build. Example Vassal Application: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Becoming a Councilmen - Compared to the above two applicants, looking to become a part of someone's council is relatively easy. A councilman's main job is to assist their liege in any way they can. This usually means help them build/design their fief, or advise them in matters of state and politics. The councilman can be a priceless tool to a vassal or 'glaive, and unlike a laborer, members of a Kingstonian Council receive a monthly allowance. In order to become someone's councilmen, all you must do is earn a member of Kingstone's trust and attention. Vassals are responsible for their council just as the King is responsible for his vassals, so it is important for a councilman to be trustworthy as well as hardworking, as a vassal with too many councilmen can begin to lose track of his people. Councilmen cannot participate in official roleplay battles, as that would unbalance the teams in Kingstone's favor. Example of a vassal or 'glaive member officially accepting a councilman: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Becoming a Laborer - The easiest rank to attain in Kingstone. The laborers are players who aren't so much interested in the roleplay or the wars, but rather making a paycheck or buying land in Kingstone. They import or gather materials for Kingstone in return for Kingstone Crowns** Kingstonian Laborers can also, of course, sell and work for other factions, a practice that would be very suspicious to any other rank. However, they do not receive a monthly allowance, nor are they allowed to participate in official roleplay battles, as that would unbalance the teams in Kingstone's favor. Example of a Laborer's Application: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Yes, I take it that seriously. The good news is though, that the harsher I am with the applicants, the more dedicated the people who actually end up joining are! **Kingstone Crowns (and a currently unnamed, unconfirmed silver coin) are the custom currency I will be minting in Season 5 of Everneth. Crowns can be used to buy real estate in the Capital, as well as steak/diamonds/fireworks. I'd ask that all applications come as replies to this thread. That said I wish you all good luck and encourage you to apply to any opposing or neutral roleplay factions if you aren't fortunate enough to make it in while we're recruiting.
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    Season 4 Awards Traditionally we haven't seen monthly awards in several months and while this season draws to a close it is again time to honor the accomplishments of the citizens of this community. These awards aim to recognise our citizens for their hard work, service to the community and exceptional achievements in building, redstoning and PvP. While most awards are given out exclusively based on merit, the Companion of Everneth and Parliament Service Medal are time-based and are thus awarded automatically for being a citizen of Everneth for six months and completing a term on parliament, respectively. Other awards that are being given out this time are: Beer award: For committing the derpiest act for the given month (or in this case several months). Purple Heart of Dedication: Awarded to players who go the extra mile in helping new players transition into our community. Outstanding Build Medal: For completing a truly exceptional project or build on the server. Virtuous Medal: For significant contributions to public works and projects. Ministerial Excellence Medal: The equivalent of employee of the month or student of the month. The Ministerial Excellence medal is awarded to the top performer of all ministries. Order of Everneth Medal: This medal is awarded to members inducted into the Order. This award is the hardest to achieve and is Everneth's highest honor. Members of the order are knighted and respectable members of our community. So, without further ado, here are the awards for Season 4 (December-July), as per usual in order of precedence: Companion of Everneth SillyEmily, X_Master20, SoupsIsEz, Ploog, choocola, Thosmabubla, liddo, Demi_Goddess, RealQuin, Jake_Sawyer, FallenearthTV, medo_gamer2003, Bogart00, MarioStar621, Pikachu044, MinecraftGran, Soheen, LordGeokal, artichoke_cat, Alphawolf2350, Foximity, PseudoStorm, Temmies, Mthai93, MohaKA, Teagles_, ShawnTheSheep, Shawn_Turtle, Frn, Dave Tran, MintyToothpaste, ParkyParks, Savanni, MADelements, Bonii, Peeche, alligatoahFTW, LoneWolf, RashE, Vo1tz, DMiGaming, Arozica, owencr1, wubwubwub79, LuckyRabbitZ, BamboozledAgain, KingNicku, EmmJea, DanklyDavid, 3at_me, Aekuros, Rkji, Stoopidmunkey1o1, Boombayah, Pee_Sin, Crav, Luvion, TheSteelNinja14, Ebokk, Alosion, KGuida, TwoEdgedDeath, Danolicious, maddie, Teewie, USAWarrior, Wyrmnus, AbsurdoBurgo, NeoStar, Brun3o, Deathinmate, William_Lindstr, heuh, Vluxed, MakenziePK, Sybey, Alfrety, Beolyx, Spojinowski, Etalis, JackWagon_, 0zm0sis, SH4D0W, HiromiMC, miraxtseos, Sprngsteen, Rexel, goodjop, Birgutter, PrincessBubbles, iifallen, AverySD, Bzsears, wasilla, NikeNeonNitro, Cats, Hoodiey, boofsly Parliament Service Medal Puddles Beer Award Mr_Yogi_Bear - messing up the paths at spawn Purple Heart of Dedication RashE, QueenMunchii Outstanding Build Medal Faug_ - Faug_s Season 4 Base Puddles - The Mountain Build Kaddaschatzi - The Mountain Build Virtuous Medal QueenMunchii - Buckles Bay, Season 4 Spawn Puddles - Season 4 Spawn Kaddaschatzi - Season 4 Spawn Ministerial Excellence Medal FearlessPie - Rebooting Interior Kaddaschatzi - Season 4 Spawn Order of Everneth Medal Kaddaschatzi We would like to congratulate every recipient of these awards. They are all very well deserved. If you have been missed for Companion of Everneth please PM and it will be fixed ASAP. Regards, The Parliament of Everneth
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    Kingstone's Royal Study was dim. The chatter in the castle had started to die down after dinner had finished, and soon all Ike could hear was the whispering of the wind. The room was round, a massive rosewood desk was cluttered with papers and books. A glass inkwell reflected the dancing light of the candle lighting the king's workstation. Bookshelves lined the walls, grimoires and records held the secrets of Everneth, Vennterria, and Calpheon's histories. A massive painting behind him depicted the western gate of the city he built. He was seated in a massive spruce armchair, its padding was cotton, bound by a dark red leather. Two equally as comfortable twin maple chairs sat vacant before the desk. Closing the day's records, his attempt at a sip of brew was interrupted by a sound at the door... (( This is the first "chapter" of a series attempting to give the community an opportunity to engage in a public roleplay instance. Feel free to respond to this post, but remember to be "in-character", this means no meta-gaming (acting with information you as a player has that your character shouldn't) or "anomaly characters" (this is Everneth's Roleplay, I shouldn't be talking to a cybernetic mickey mouse). Also, attempt not to interrupt unless it's urgent, or if the conversation has died (wait for Icarus to be alone before having your character enter the stage). Finally, our conversations will benefit from a character profile, which will give me a better idea of how your character appears and acts. ))
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    Icarus would deal with the elf later, the sand dripping arms and skull had one thing correct. For now, the mage was broken. The Wheat Gate's parasite remained, however, and now it was time to dance. Forcing a malicious smile, Icarus spoke quietly. "I choose 'perish'. You forfeited my ability to stay neutral the second you invaded Kingstone." Quieter still, he whispered to Kordon in an attempt to keep the enemy unaware. "Kordon, make your way 'round to the Noble Gate and demand a sentry's broadsword. Climb the battlements and wait on a Wheat Gate tower. On my mark, you are to plunge deep into the Lich's skull from above. Shade, keep Rem safe and retreat down to the port." The shade's eyebrows furrowed and as she opened her mouth Ike finished: "That's an order." Glancing back at the Lich and then at Ike again, she grabbed Rem's hand and led her away from the gate, furious. With luck, he wouldn't need the curse but Kordon was right, the single shot boomstick was a liability and low caliber at that. Inhaling deeply, Ike charged into the fray. Mid-step his back foot was caught and he fell flat on his chest. Rolling, he saw the dry skeletal hand that had grabbed him. As he swung Brisingr at its wrist, a new skeletal warrior made his way out from under the still flowing sand. Without the curse's boost to his reaction time, he was too slow to parry the blow against his neck as Brisingr was still between his legs. He braced, but instead of the sound of steel against throat, he heard a woosh and a metallic twang. The sound shook him and Icarus rolled out of the grasp on his foot. Standing up, a swing from Brisingr shattered a third undead warrior and Ike turned his vision to the source of his savior. Agista Rustero, daughter of the Empress, was catching her scythe as it spun back to her. Barefoot and in loose black clothing Ike realized she had just been sleeping. "For someone who hates me, you save my life a LOT," the King teased. Smiling, she turned into smoke and then appeared by his side, "Somebody had to. And I AM your 'glaive." The sound of shambling corpses and rushing sand caught their attention once more. "A fucking Nec, it had to be a Nec, didn't it Murphy?" Ike cursed. But this one was far stronger than Ulthur, and ever so slightly bigger. "With me," he commanded. Agista smiled and vanished again. Now careful of the sand, Ike swung from above, smashing the ribcage of the nearest enemy minion. Its spine had caught Brisingr however and without hesitation, the king had cleaved through it and two of its skeletons comrades in one mighty cleave. Agista had appeared behind a column of the undead and halved them all. As her scythe was still swinging, her free hand cast purple flames that sent several more back to whence they came. The fight was on and despite their number, Kingstone's enemies were slow and fragile. Foe after skeletal foe fell, shattered, and broke. The two of them were quickly making headway towards their malformed master.
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    Hello, this is Kordon. I was walking through the Wizards Tower the other day and I happened to stumble upon a book that looked strange and different from the rest. So I picked it up and it was written in a language I have not see yet. Now, mind you I've seen many languages but this was foreign to my understanding. It was written in symbols that look hard to write in as well. All of the books have the common number known by most races, the highest number I have so far is number 8. I will put the books back for now, from what I have seen so far is that there's 1 book per settlement within Kingstone. I will be translating book #3 If you would like to lend your hand in helping me translate, please sign your name on the extra paper i have pasted below:
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    We don't need a translator anymore. Fredrick of the Wizards' Tower went ahead and translated it for us, Something about how depressed and psychotic Rem is and how the character their skin is based off's partner is the only one who can "bring [them] from darkness".
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    I personally listen to basically everything... I cant think of a song from a genre that i don't like. My personal favourite artist currently is Change the Rapper. HBU?
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    You don't have to label every game in your library, just your most played games. for me i'd have to go with, PUBG, CS:GO, 7 days to die, and ARK.
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    This is a necro I know, but we tried order and it devolved to what we have now. The current system is less of a headache to everyone and allows for more creativity. We will definitely try for better roads tho so we can avoid cramped areas
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    Things have been quiet, much too quiet For a while now, we've been kinda coasting on by as a community. Much of us have been straight up burnt out, waiting for new features, moved on to other games, suddenly became adults, started college, and so on. Some side effects of this has been that we missed out on the last elections and haven't pushed to make amends to this just for the sake of time and activity. Lots of rumblings have been heard, and I'm mainly going to dispel rumors and confirm most of what many of you have already been talking about. So lets get started here with a non-exhaustive list of whats to come. The Discord Its no secret, the discord casts a large shadow on the website. While we use the website as a gateway to the community, its largely a pile of mud that players must dredge through in order to join us. For those that do manage to join us, the mud is so overpowered they move on to a new community. Who knows, we might even make them reevaluate their lives and discover Minecraft just isn't worth it. I have no idea. So whats going to happen to discord? Psych! Nothing huge. Well, not overtly huge anyway. Some channels may be disappearing... Most notably the map development areas. Categories will return very soon for staff areas and maaaaaaybe the events section. Projects will probably disappear. Most importantly however; a new #help channel will be implemented. This was suggested by FearlessPie some time ago and I believe its a good time to try and beta test his plan. #help will be used to contact staff for problems or ask questions. Once these have been sorted, the messages will be deleted from #help to keep it clean and to show our queue of issues. This should help two-fold: you will have a primary point of contact to get staff help and you will see more transparency between staff and players. In a nutshell, treat this channel like a hospital: Only use it when you need help If its empty, no news is good news The reports forum on the site will remain! So don't fret! For those who don't use or participate in discord, it will still be there. About the staff... Again, its no secret that staff has been running on fumes for a looooooong looooooong time. When 1.13 comes closer to pre-release, we'll have people return to play and check out the new content. At the same time, Parliament will be dissolved down to just myself and will form a temporary provisional Parliament much akin to how Everneth began 2 years ago. Once Par has been dissolved, I will appoint 2 barons(esses) for the permanent seats, one (or two if it works out that way) of these Council members will head up the Ministry of the Interior. Then an election will be started like usual for the temporary Council members. As for the High Council, I will be seeking 1 member for the HC position who is more technically inclined to assist with server administration. The goal here is to have the lower council outnumber the high council as sort of a social experiment, as well as put more technical expertise toward the top so that the load is more evenly spread. While the HC member appointed may as well effectively be the Duke, this may or may not be the case. About the map... Without hesitation, 1.13 changes everything and anything to do with water. As such, this means we will start fresh with a new map to get the most out of the new content. Much akin to the previous reset, Par (as much as it is stable at the time) and the Interior will aim for getting basic infrastructure laid out before unleashing the floodgates. One thing I want to try for 1.13 is the addition of challenges. These challenges are something you would find in old survival maps such as skyblock or deserted island such as: build a cobble generator, build a mob farm, etc. The challenges for us won't be nearly as simple since we aren't restricted to a small floating island, but the idea is there. Feel free to toss ideas around here on the site or in our discord. About the site... The site will stay. Its still a bastion of information that should stay posted regardless of what communication tools we use. The forums will stay for now. Some tools to integrate with Steam may come in later on down the line. Some tools to connect your in-game stats may come later as well. Its a slow and endearing process. About the Charter... There are some proposals I have in mind to pitch once Par is back up and running strong with 1.13 coming out to amend the charter. Most notably is the treatment of thefts. Do we want to remove the ability to return items and jump straight to a 72 hour ban? Do we want to forgo charter points for thefts unless the victim of the theft "presses charges" for it? Reason for the consideration is that 62% of the issues that arise within our community are theft related and the current due process for theft is fairly exhaustive and a long process. Definitely something to debate/discuss/rage/shrug about. For sure let me or a member of par know! A couple of them are representing you after all! In Closing We have quite a bit to look forward to. Some changes are being made. The map is getting reset when 1.13 launches. Staff is being shaken up around the same time. If you have any questions, ask!
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    -February 1st, 2018- Figured I should start this post with the results of last times. The twin towers bordering the wheat gate are perfect for covering its flanks and give me plenty of room for sea-watching balistae. Some more decoration along with internal infrastructure needs to be done, but the externals alone give an epic feel and although I might have to mess with some of the arcs, I had a fun time experimenting with the open walls. You can also climb to the very top for a bird's eye view of the city. Next up is the wheat portion of the wheat gate. Kingstone evolves with me, and since enjoying Stardew Valley so much lately, the farmhouse is filled with my character and his wife. The wheat terraces will be a time consuming by satisfying piece of work since it is a lot of organic and terraforming building. Gonna be placing custom trees and resting benches or workstations here and there and make sure that there is enough room in the roads for horse carts etc. The docks will have minimal storage outside the walls since we want to keep most of that protected, the kingdom also insures the farmhouse. Below is a rough idea of how the "terraces" will work. Lots of retaining walls and waterfalls. Should end up feeling really warm, cozy, and little dirty.
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    I personally am a huge fan of modern houses's and making small villas. My ultimate Minecraft goal has been to make a full castle. I wanna design it myself but i also want to replicate a existing castle... (and Hogwarts)
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    @PrincessBubblesYeah, I watched the movie at-least 5 times and every time I watch it I enjoy it as much as the first time.
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    I am a builder, I was apart of several build teams until my build work was done and wasn't needed anymore.
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    With 56k dirt blocks mined and another 45k placed, I'd say I've done my fair share of terraforming myself. Zebulus is a steampunk city on top of a floating island. Kingstone will have a massive tiered castle with causeways and courtyards. And my first build in spawn was 80-year-old-Icarus's cozy cabin. You'll do well here.
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    We have a lot of talented builders on the servers. I myself love doing landscaping and terrain stuff If ya ever want to I'm sure we can collab on some builds.
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    My favorite video game would have to be Pokemon Red, as that was the very first video game that i ever played.
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    Great topic! Games have always been a big part of my life also. Ever since i got my first Gameboy color when i was 6 i have always played video games. With that Gameboy color i got Pokémon Gold (which i still play sometimes, on the same Gameboy color i got back in 2002). But choosing one favorite games is hard! But if i list some i would choose these: World of Warcraft Hearthstone Roller Coaster Tycoon (Original) Fallout 3 & 4 Pokémon franchise (Emerald as #1) Zelda franchise (Minish cap as #1) Halo franchise (Halo 3 as #1)
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    Bit of a necro, but just wanted to chime in and say that I think Canada is excellent. I'm obviously pretty biased but I feel very blessed to live here and think that if we continue pushing things in the direction of socialism we will be on the right track to becoming one of the best countries in the world overall in the future.