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September 4th, 2023 After Tinúviel collapsed at the Wolfbron Bluff's challenge, she was unable to make it back to the Lagoon to take up her leadership position again and the pride disbands. Diomedeidae & Cirilla fight for the pride.

August 28th, 2023 Both Amara and Morrigan keep their prides. Lachesis doesn't show to defend the Brook and Renfri takes over. The Wolfbron Bluffs challenge seems to be setting off fireworks already.

August 15th, 2023 The two longest standing female leaders are both fighting for their prides once again. Anthonius challenges Amara for the Bluffs. Amaroq challenges Morrigan for the Summit. A new leader faces his first challenge as Renfri challenges Lachesis for the Brook. Did anyone think that peace was something the island was able to have?

August 1st, 2023 Conflict, drama, love, and loss - the lands are never free from any of it for more than a fleeting moment. As the summer months wane on and the season nears its end, there is no telling what is coming next upon the horizon.

June 19th, 2023 With the rains leaving and spring upon the island, things are heating up among the lions. Bruno seeks to unseat his father in the Mire. Helah looks to dethrone Scorpius in the Oasis and keep the fire between the Bluffs and the Oasis alive. The Plains have raided the Brook and allies on both sides showed up to help.

May 23rd, 2023 All is fair in love and war - moments of chaos and peace lull in a cyclical nature across the lands of Amaryllis, though most are wise enough to know that the quiet never lasts quite long enough.

April 20th, 2023 Alexander manages to win the Hollows and Tiamat keeps the Lagoon. Vághan challenges Amara for the Bluffs but Amara is able to hold off another challenger and keeps the Bluffs. The Cove was hit by a storm that washed away it's leader leaving the lands open to be claimed by Nephthys and Keligan who both are attached to the land. Cirilla attempts to take the Oasis from Scorpius who seems driven to keep the land.

April 5th, 2023 It doesn't take long for the dust to kick up as the Hollows is challenged for by Alexander once again and the Lagoon is challenged for by Fernweh.

March 31st, 2023 As wars and challenges continue to break out across the lands, Amaryllis is certainly keeping up with its turbulent reputation. One can only hope that the dust will settle soon enough - for everyone's sake.

March 10th, 2023 The turbulance of the prides never ceases for very long, as a violent landslide forces the members of Firnen Rainforest to evacuate and disband. Who will step up for the throne this time around?

March 1st, 2023 While Gauthier manages to retain control of Caladan Cove, Lorien Plains' fate is not so simple. With Aeistrios overthrowing Violarum and taking the pride's throne, how will things unravel from here?

February 20th, 2023 Even though the last batch of pride challenges did not succeed in shifting most of the political tides in Amaryllis, it did not deter ambitious souls from seeking out thrones of their own. The fates of both Lorien Plains and Caladan Cove now hang in the balance, stirring further unrest as a result.

January 25th, 2023 It seems that the island wasn't ready for new leaders to take over right away as Vermier keeps ahold of the Hollows and Cassandra keeps the Brook in the family. The steadiness doesn't last long as a blistering sand storm rolls through the Oasis, leaving it empty until Ronin and Scorpius take up battle to see who will claim the lands.

January 16th, 2023 After battling for their prides, all current leaders remain with their crowns. Amara successfully wins a challenge for the Bluffs for the third time. Morrigan wins her first battle after a year of leading the Summit, the relations between the Mire and Summit seem to have splintered as war breaks out. Ryker battles a familiar face in Leander for the Oasis and manages to keep his crown and denies a family the ability to get back to it. Alexander battles Vermier for the Hollows, a move that causes Ryker to drop his attachements to Alexander's family.

January 9th, 2023 After peace seemed to settle over the island the warm air and lifting of the rains brings out the challenges for prides. The Lagoon gains new leaders. The Oasis leader, Ryker fights to keep his pride from Leander. Amara, the oldest leader in the island once again fights to keep the Bluffs, this time against Arkyn. While Cassandra fights against Aeistrios to keep the Brook in the paws of family and friends.

December 19th, 2022 In a bold move, Amara of Wolfbron Bluffs has taken King Alizabeth prisoner after she was attacked by some mammoths. This has left Scilla Lagoon empty of it's leader once again.

December 16th, 2022 Spring works it's way to the island and with the coming of warmer weather it seems that the island has calmed and for the moment allowed things to settle.

November 29th, 2022 The winter season has proven to be brutal and unforgiving as the weather pushes the lions of Scilla Lagoon from their home, once again leaving the pride vulnerable for claiming. This time, Ronin is looking for the opportunity to rule, though he is quickly countered by Alizabeth, who is hoping to reclaim what was once her's.

November 11th, 2022 After Alizabeth left the Lagoon to find her cub and ended up falling ill, the pride has found itself at the center of another challenge and war. Prometheus and Recluse fought to see who would lead Scilla Lagoon, with Recluse reigning victorious, while the lions of Wolfbron Bluffs extend their reach with Vermier as the new High Sovereign of Obsidian Hollows. With so many changes to the leaders of Amaryllis, what is ahead for the island?

November 8th, 2022 "When will this end?" you may ask yourself as you are thrust in between worlds once more. This time, however, you are not simply floating in the nothingness or above the land you call home. No. It is snippets of visions that pay now before you as if you're there. As if it isn't just a memory of a time long gone. Their piercing eyes gaze at you. You are taken aback out of fear or maybe awe. Somehow you know deep within your heart the identity of this loner: Kivuli. When you awake, the memory of the fury in their gaze remains burned within your mind.

October 22nd, 2022 An earthquake has resulted in parts of Obsidian Hollow to fall in, trapping Roan in the process as he sought to evacuate the others. In the aftermath, Vermier and Revna waste no time moving in to make their claim for the newly vacant territory.

October 17th, 2022 It is happening again - you are thrust into this in-between of worlds, the tendrils of mist swirling before you like hungry serpents. You can almost feel them tickle your sides and wrap around your ankles -- "I am Kivuli," the strange chorus of voices responds firmly, their fury brimming at the tip of their words. It is powerful and intense, like a titanous wave about to crash and leave everything in ruin. "... and I will take back what is mine." What is coming for the island? Will there be enough support to keep Maua as the stronger deity or will Kivuli take over?

October 8th, 2022 A rumble is felt on the eastern side of the island, prompting violent waves to crash into the lands of Caladan Cove and driving out the lions that once lived there. Days pass before the ocean calms and settles once again, but the lions that were once there are now gone, and the pridelands are open for a new ruler.

October 7th, 2022 Alizabeth remains the leader of Scilla Lagoon whilst Seneca loses his battle to Ryker for Andal Oasis. Will the outcome of these battles shape how the island works together in the coming days? With new leaders also taking over Lorien Plains (Ghyslaine) and Vermeda Brook (Cassandra), things could be on edge once again.

October 1st, 2022 Something takes hold of those living on the island - - shared vision or dream that seems to shake the core of what they have come to know. Accompanied with a strange voice within their minds, those who came to Amaryllis long ago, guided by Maua's voice, will feel a pagne of familiarity. Only this time, the voice is different and chilling. What is coming?

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(This post was last modified: 09-13-2022, 11:59 AM by Kiros. Edited 4 times in total.)
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Kiros should be one of the Pride's own soon! Here's the thread where he's invited: --->HERE<---


The darkness and gloom of the swamp was definitely expected when the young man had decided to go with the beautiful Miss Armour... but it was a darkness and gloom he had only heard about, and not actually witnessed. The muck and grime oozed between his toes with each step, slurping and smacking as he forced his way through. Of course, he was marching along a game path that was well traveled, but even so!

Still, he was not one to bear a sensitive stomach. All the while, when others might have been appalled and disgusted, the young man's eyes were round with wonder! Everywhere he looked was something new to observe, ponder and examine! From the smallest of creatures scurrying about in the muck to the large boa he was so SURE he had seen in passing - it was a gold mine for a man such as himself!

Kiros chuckled to himself as he watched a strange beetle scurry across his path in a hurry. Oh, the fun he'd have here. He just hoped @Sláine wouldn't mind if his first few days in the Mire were spent a bit ... preoccupied.
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(This post was last modified: 09-18-2022, 07:06 PM by Sláine. Edited 1 time in total.)
A few days had passed since the clanswoman had brought the earthern male @Kiros into Ecrosia and she was keen to see how he was getting on. The swamp could be a dangerous place, one wrong step might see a lion sink up to his neck in the deep wells of mud spotted about the edges of the murky streams.
Sláine had expected her search for the large male to take some time, but as it was, the early autumn breeze gifted her blue tinged nose with his scent quite readily. As the lioness made her way to join her new recruit, her ears slipped forward to catch the sound of squelching, untrained (or curious?) paws against mud.
She finally spotted Kiros through the trees, opting to catch up to him some metres to his left, on a considerably more dry path. Though of course, even Sláine could not escape the inevitable flecks of mud, new and old, that splattered across her abyss fur.
"Ye ought tae be canny(careful) in th' mud, if th' snakes dinnae tak' yer toes. Paw rot just might." She smiles, flashing her teeth in a friendly way that was at odds with her words of warning.
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The young man perked up when he heard a familiar voice call out to him. Digging his paws into the soggy earth, he came to a stop with the smile still pulling at his lips, his blue eyes falling upon Miss Armour. He waited for her to catch up to him, but it would seem she had found a path much drier and more accommodating... and not too far off to his left!

He bounded to her side, and once he was there, he would wiggle his toes to clear them of as much muck as possible. "My Mor and Far always told me that." He would chuckle, and with a swing of his head he invited her to walk along the path with him. "... What are snakes?" He then questioned with a brow hiked in curiosity, having been able to use context clues for the words 'canny' and 'dinnae' he was not so sure about the word 'snake'.

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He seemed to think better of his choice to wade through the mud and joined her on firmer ground. The sovereign gave the lion room, moving over as he arrived at her side and watched with interest as he flexed his toes to free himself of the swamp dirt.
Slaine's friendly smile slid into one of amusement as she accepted the invitation to walk alongside @Kiros, finding his demeanour very pleasant.
Though she had to pause for a brief moment in surprise as he expressed his ignorance of snakes, or at least the word naming the slithering beasts. "Odd devils with nae legs or arms tha' shift along on their bellies. Some give a fearsome, poisonous bite an' others can wrap around yer leg an' kill it o' life entirely."
Perhaps the strength of her accent would prove too much to explain the creatures properly. Though Slaine had long given up attempting to wrap her tongue around the local accent. The lioness walked along, unconcerned, though the swamp that she called home held host to innumerable snakes and other fearsome beasts.
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(This post was last modified: 09-24-2022, 05:39 PM by Kiros. Edited 1 time in total.)
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The young man listened with intent curiosity as the saxe-pelted female explained to him a very familiar creature. Strange and curious it was, the name they had given these creatures that slithered upon their bellies. Immediately, despite her strong accent, he pictured an animal he had seen many times before.

With a smile and a spark of understanding Kiros lit up. "Ah yes, indeed! You speak of 'Quivers'! Many a time as a cub I would play with the squirmy things... though I was careful to keep to the small and far less harmful." He would chuckle, followed by a quirky brow hike and an odd questioning look.

"So the name for the creature is 'Snake', eh? Quite strange... I suppose it is fitting though. Does everyone here refer to them as Snakes?" He wondered only because she did have quite a strong accent that suggested she hailed from a land far from this place... and definitely far from where he himself hailed from.

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Quivers. An odd name to be sure, but appropriate all the same. Sláine let the corners of her mouth curl up in amusement, then boldly aimed to clash her shoulder against his as she swayed in step. A flirtatious look given to his direction, a returned raise of her blue brow. "Ye were a brave bairn indeed tae play wi' any o' th' wretched things." As a child, she'd explored the highlands unabashedly and fought many a peer and small beastie. But like many of her kin, they had known to avoid the terrible bite of the snakes that lurked in the tall grasses.
"Aye, snake is th' common tongue name. In gaelic they be called 'nathair'." She replied whilst glancing to him once again. "So, where is it ye come from, Kiros?"
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The woman at his side seemed to be quite amused by his story and even the word he had used to name the squiggly creatures. She bumped into his shoulder, giving him a flirtatious look... and if he could have blushed, he would have! He wrinkled his nose in play as he aimed to tap her back, being sure to be gentle - maybe too gentle... hopefully she would feel it at all. "Always a brave 'bairn', milady." He chuckled, making sure she knew he was STILL brave, being sure to repeat the word she had been describing him as. He wasn't sure exactly what it meant, but he assumed it meant 'boy'.

@Sláine would then explain that the common tongue in this land referred to the creatures as snakes, but also revealed to him what she had called them in her own tongue. It was so very interesting... so many unfamiliar names and yet the creature was familiar to all.

Then came a difficult question to answer. Where was he from. The light left his eyes as the memories came to the forefront of his mind, though he tried to seem unaffected by the question entirely. "Oh, there was never just one place for my Tribe." He said vaguely, not really wanting to get into the dirty details. Instead, he simply huffed in good humor, skimming the top to try and sate her interest. "Nomads of the plains mostly." Then to try and turn the topic back to her. "And yourself? I've never heard of the Gaelic tongue." He said with genuine intrigue. Such a whimsical name for a language! Perhaps the homeland was just as magical.
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Was he flirting? The feeling that he might be struck a chord with the queen, encouraging out from her broken heart a little vibrance and cheer. @Kiros was a handsome man and did seem markedly different from any of the hard-hearted warriors she had known and sparred romantically with in her youth.
Her blue shoulder does indeed feel the gentle press of him. Though she is cautious and polite enough to pretend that she does not.
Ears pressed toward the new Mire male, listening to him speak of his past as a nomadic tribesman. The pale chin of the lioness found itself nodding along before offering a smile as he returned the question.
"Like yerself, my kin were more tribe than kingdom." She replied, immediately wistful for times gone by. Though her tale had a sour ending, though didn't they all? "We were removed, root an' stem by a king, intent on his own empire." It's a little too much, she knows. But Slaine is by nature an oversharer. All the same she watched the man for his reaction. "Is more than a year's journey tae my homeland fae 'ere. Is green mountain an' hills. We were a proud lot too, warriors an' songsmiths." Such is life, pain and heartache had driven her here, to a land that had repaired and replenished her joy for life, for the most part.
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Kiros listened with exceptional interest, her voice like music against his ears. The accent was something he could listen to for days without ever finding it tiresome... but the words she uttered were not of a cheerful lot. He knew, though, that most who found themselves alone in the world had a rather tragic story as how they came to be. No one in this wide world ever chose to be alone. At least, not in his experience.

His eyes were empathetic and sad. He knew the heartache she must have gone through. "The wound such an event can cause... must have pained you a great deal to make such a journey." He muttered, longing to ease such pain in her, but not knowing exactly how. He looked to his paws as they walked against the sopping mud. She had shared more than he...

He cleared his throat. "It was not an outsider, but a death from within that scattered my tribe to the wind." His brother... by his paw, but he did not share that. What would she think of him if she knew? Surely she would think him some kind of monster. After all, he had not yet forgiven himself - how could he ever ask her to overlook such a thing?

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Slaine spared @Kiros the finer, more tragic details of her past, the loss of her adult children in a rebellion of her own making had long brought shame to her heart. An open book she may be, but some pain is simply too much to relive again and again.
Especially so since the failure of Ronin and Mirari to return to her, leaving the woman to accept the inevitable, that they were also lost to her. At least she still had Iona and Caillen.

Words of comfort were met with a warm smile from the lioness, but she would shrug as if the pain of it all was long in the past.

They walked on, but it was as the wise man revealed a slither of his own history that the lioness slowed to a stop, ears lifted, encouraging him on with his tale. "Yer chieftain?" She asked, intrigued. Her bright eyes finding a place across the kind features that had showed her such sympathy.
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