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October 1st, 2022 Something takes hold of those living on the island. A shared vision or dream that seems to shake the core of what they have come to know. A voice within their minds. Those who came here long ago, guided by Maua's voice will remember what it is like but this voice is different and chilling. What will happen to the island?

September 28th, 2022 Ryker Dantanian once again challenges Seneca Miroslav for Andal Oasis. Will another war pop up or have things settled enough that wars don't break out as often?

September 21st, 2022 It seems that the work Maua did to calm the lands worked. A peace seems to have settled over the island and allowed those living upon it to enjoy themselves. It seems that Tiamat has grown tired of it as she challenges Alizabeth for the Lagoon. Has the time of peace ended or will this challenge come and go without a war breaking out?

August 2nd, 2022 After working hard to calm the lands, Maua has gifted the island with two new pride territories that are safe to call home. It doesn't take long for Violarum to disband Firnen Rainforest in favour of claiming Lorien Plains, thereby leaving the jungle open for a new ruler. Maia and Aidoneus quickly move into battle to see who will lead Firnen Rainforest next, while Morrigan longs for something similar to her homeland and heads to Illyria Summit to stake her claim. Will there finally be an era of calm after so much distruction?

July 30th, 2022 The reigning leaders have managed to maintain control of their prides against their would-be usurpers, and it seems as though Maua is working on calming the disasters brought on by the influx of odd weather. What will come next has yet to be determined, including whether or not the lions of Amaryllis will be able to handle another shift in the lands.

July 15th, 2022 While the lands of Amaryllis are still stuggling with weather anomalies and strange phenomenas, some have seen it as a perfect time to try to uproot some longstanding leaders. Leander had challenged Amara for the Bluffs, Vaghan had challenged Roan for the Hollows, and Ryker has challenged Seneca for the Oasis. Will these kings and queens maintain control, or will an influx of new leadership be another thing for the lions of Amaryllis to contend with?

July 1st, 2022 Though it started as a slow and unassuming shift in the air, it soon becomes apparent that something is terribly, terribly wrong within the lands of Amaryllis. Weather anomalies and strange phenomena have begun materializing across the territories, infecting the pride lands and sending the valley into a state of flux and confusion. Who is to say how long it will go on for, or what the reason for such chaos is?

June 6th, 2022 The prides continue to remain in a state of flux as Alizabeth challenges Walpurgis for Scilla Lagoon and the consequences of the war start to become clear.

May 15th, 2022 Seneca is challenged by Violarum for the crown, though manages to remain the leader of Andal Oasis. Not long after, another fight rings out across the island as Cassandra challenges Alaric for Ecrosia Mire. This spirals into a violent clash between the Rike and Sigrún, who are long-time enemies, and leads to a death match between Saga and Erna as war breaks out around them.

April 24th, 2022 As the mist cleared, acidic rainstorms moved in over the rainforest and flooded the lands. The lions of the Rainforest were forced to leave but now the cooler temps have moved the storms out and the lands are open for claiming.

April 15th, 2022 With a few more weeks having gone by, the mist has finally relinquished its hold on the lands of Amaryllis, dissappearing back to wherever it had first come from. As a result, all of the lost lions, who had been so cruelly taken by the mist, are now free - but will things ever truly be the same as they once were?

April 4th, 2022 For a few days now, the mist has started to seem as though it is lifting, with some areas thinning out and hinting that the end may be near. And while some lost lions have miraculously turned up as a result of this, others remain entrenched within the mist, their whereabout unknown and their kin still searching for their safe return. In addition, amongst the chaos, Walpurgis has succeeded in obtaining the crown of Scilla Lagoon, beginning what could be a new era for the coastal pride.

March 29th, 2022 Searches for missing lions prove fruitful for some and not for others. Strange animals are arriving from within the mist and meeting lions for the first time. A strong wave of the mist covered the Lagoon and drove out all the members leaving the once-thriving pride lands ghostly empty.

March 15th, 2022 The mist seems to have developed quite the appetite, as the volume of disappearances becomes clear and the fog overtakes the once-territory of the Lightstone outlaw band, forcing its members to disperse. These realizations have prompted search parties to begin scouring the valley in pursuit of their missing kin, hoping to find them and get them home in one piece.

March 1st, 2022 The shift in the air is noticeable and strong, signalling the arrival of something that is coming their way, and fast. What started out as a normal morning quickly transcended into confusion, as rolling clouds of mist begin to overtake Amaryllis, consuming all in its path and causing the disappearance of lions all across the land. What is going on?

February 17th, 2022 The challenges for Firnen Rainforest, Wolfbron Bluffs, and Vermeda Brook all conclude, with two of the three maintaining their previous rulers while the other faces a regime change. How will the inhabitants of the rainforest take to this usurper? And what will become of Saga Sigrun, who has now killed not one, but two members of the Rike family?

February 8th, 2022 Úlla stands as the winner of the Cove but it seems that her victory is the start in a string of chaos. The rainforest, bluffs, and the brook have all been challenged for. If any pay attention, in the early mornings the haze seems to linger a little bit longer, what could this mean?

February 7th, 2022 Roan remains the leader of the Hollows, and Saga succeeds in killing Eulalia. The recent rains also caused a rock slide in the Cove, and the lions living there were forced to flee to keep from being crushed. While the pride stands empty, Úlla and Keir step-up to fight their way to claiming the sandy territory.

January 29th, 2022 In a sudden shifting of the tides, both a pride challenge and a death match have spurred within the grounds of Obsidian Hollow. Roan and Alaric battle for the throne while Saga and Eulalia fight for their lives, bringing the surmounting tensions between the Sigrun and Rike families to an all-time high.

January 23rd, 2022 The politics and dynamics of the land are shifting following the creation of Amaryllis' first three outlaw bands - Lightstone, Galloway Crew, and Niflheim. It is still too soon to tell what the breadth of their impact will be, but it is evident that change is afoot.

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OOC News

October 1st, 2022 Our October Fun is getting started! Check out what is in plan for the month of October and how you can take part! Our BWP is up! Check out what will be happening!

September 28th, 2022 We have a NPC design and name contest up! Drop your ideas in and get a hint for what is coming!

September 6th, 2022 Site News Day brings a number of adjustments and changes. Meet the new assistant staff, look over a new mutation, some rule changes, and changes to discord. It's a big one!

August 29th, 2022 We have heard from about half of the members on the site for the site survey and we hope to hear from more! The survey is closing out soon so please, if you haven't already take some time to fill it out. It is a big help for the Sr Staff team to know where things are and how we can work on making things better. We want to hear from everyone!

August 1st, 2022 It is time for a site survey! Please take a few moments to give us feedback on some important areas about the community. Thank you all!

August 1st, 2022 We had an incredible last month with the rollout of our BWP, and loved seeing everyone participte and get involved! The BWP is over now, but we have also released a mini site update to iron out a few things - including the introduction of a new PVP level and our two new trades!

July 4th, 2022 With this month's site news comes a variety of different changes and updates to the site, so please take a look. Also, don't forget to make your submissions for our OTM games, as well as our Christmas in July event and Round 2 of the new trade contest!

July 1st, 2022 The posting raffle has concluded, but we are kicking off the month with the announcement of our next BWP -- Nature's Wrath! Take a look because we have some fun stuff in store, as well as some interesting IC developments.

June 25th, 2022 As a reminder, make sure to sign up for the posting raffle and vote in our OTM games and our banner contest! Also note that the July update will be coming out a few days later due to some absences.

June 2nd, 2022 If you didn't already see, we released a mini site update to flesh out and add a few exciting things. We are also holding a posting raffle for the month of June, so make sure to sign-up!

May 28th, 2022 We currently have Staff Applications open, as well as applications to be apart of our BWP Site Team! Take a look, and we welcome everyone to apply if it interests you.

May 6th, 2022 Happy May! We have a important site update that we would like to check out, including two new OOC events! Our banner contest and trade contest are now live, and our IC award contest has been extended for a few more days of voting! The site-wide double exp event has also ended.

April 24th, 2022 Firnen Rainforest has disbanded. It will be open for claiming through our lotto system.

April 15th, 2022 The BWP has officially concluded, but the fun does not end there! If you haven't already, check out and get involved on our site-wide double exp event and our new IC awards contest! And happy Easter weekend, everyone!

April 1st, 2022 There's no April Fools to be had today! Check out the mini update for an overview of some new things, including new pride pages, skins, and more. Please also note that the BWP extension is now active, and will run until the 15th.

March 1st, 2022 The first of the month always comes with exciting things, and today is no exception! We have our site update as well as the launch of our board-wide plot! Please check out both threads. -->

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Nero, CoTM August 2022

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Crunchy leaves, rain, and cool nights are on the rise as Amaryllis descends into the fall season. The cold is beginning to creep in from the nothern territories, whistling through the trees and mountains along the way, but, in time, will encapsulate the entire peninsula.

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Her lip curled with annoyance, and his would press together in a thin line. It was some consolation to see her intensity returned, even if he must be on the receiving end of her bladed words. “Very well, but it still exists.” The ranger retorted in an even baritone, calculating eyes sweeping over her visage as his speculation ran amuck. Had he glanced a nerve in that? Or was she obstinate for obstinate’s sake? Intuition inclined him towards the former, but he knew so little of this lioness other than her kinetic energy, her wounded pride, and the way it felt when her talons pierced his flesh. Nothing of her past or goals or even family—although there was that chatty lion who looked a lot like her… come to think of it, he didn’t even know her name.

Marius did not voice aloud his questions and remained steadfast in his silence as she examined the pink scarring along his forearm, only to be utterly perplexed by her sudden request. He blinked, and then a stony expression returned to guard his features as his paw returned to the earth. “I will teach you what I know,” He began, eyes narrowing as he would aim to hold her swirling gaze. “but you must first tell me your name. Mine is Marius.” An introduction was necessary, he felt—at this point it seemed nearly clandestine to not know hers, especially as they were on the cusp of an agreement. Then again, the titan was not sure how she would react to his reciprocation, his demand of her, especially when her thoughts were so clearly focused on the fight, her loss, and her potential return to triumph.

@Uma | x)
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She holds his gaze, restrained anger simmering close beneath her false veneer of equanimity. Either he's trying to piss her off on purpose, or he's a superstitious moron, as her parents had been. A third option occurs to her that he's merely trying to remain humble, but by this point, even that just falls into the first category. It wasn't luck that saw her losing against the red-maned male, it was a decided lack of skill and forethought. Uma doesn't need any excuses, and she sure as hell doesn't need him to play down his capabilities. At least the thought of losing because her opponent is more skilled and experienced than her is a little more digestible than the thought of losing because of nothing more than sheer bad luck. He was the better lion that day-- there is no question about that one. What she wants to know is why?

Despite her less than agreeable disposition so far, he agrees to teach her, and her breath hitches in surprise. Mentally she'd already prepared herself for rejection, just another embarrassment in a long string of unending embarrassments. She knows he's being kinder to her than he needs to be, and strangely feeling humbled by this, the harsh edge seems to go out of her voice. "Uma." She says, casting her eyes downward in... submission? Acknowledgment? Gaining her paws, she steps into a defensive position, those gemstone-esque eyes finding his again. "I know you're a good fighter... even if you try to act like you're not. So, fill me in. I'm tired of getting my ass kicked." A lifetime of anger lies behind that statement, a steady build-up of frustration stemming from way before that fateful moment they clashed in The Pit... and here she is, about to unleash it all over again.

@Marius
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He meets those swirling gemstone eyes passively as they lift again to his; the surprise of the almost submissive way she conceded her name schooled out of his expression before she had the opportunity to bear witness to it. Then, her point returns, and the titan is good on his word. “In our engagement, you had the advantage of starting, of setting the stage for our fight. Next time use that more cleverly. Also, I am older and for now, that served me the advantage between the two of us. As well did my size. I used these elements against you, as best I could manage.” He explained, and claret eyes would hold her tri-colored swirl. “I admit luck did not play much of a role in our engagement, but to deny its influence altogether is to do yourself a disservice.” He paused, unwilling to linger overmuch on a topic they disagreed upon, but he wouldn’t bulldoze over her if she wanted to interject. Then he would continue.

“You are a bit young, so you will come into your prime soon enough which will help, but for now, use must your opponents’ weaknesses against them.” He held out his leg again, briefly, to showcase again the pink scarring. “If you fight me, go for my leg. If I were in perfect health, leverage my other vulnerabilities against me. Eyes, throat, belly. Require flexibility in any counterattack I make.” He begins to list, and then pauses. “And be aware of your vulnerabilities to; eyes, throat, belly – you are exposed here too. Keep your chin down and claws out at all times. You can narrow your eyes too, pin your ears.” He sighs after a breath; putting into words something so physical was like describing art to one who could not see it. Especially when most of those motions came so naturally, he had to really stop and consider what it was like when he fought.

“I think, above all else, practice will be your best tool moving forward.” He says after a moment; most of what he described were instinctual, and it was important they remain so. Sometimes the body moves faster than the mind, after all. Unaccustomed to saying so much, the titan falls silent—his gaze searching her expression for a reaction and he awaited her verdict on his first efforts at tutelage.

@Uma
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Though Uma typically tends to be more tactical in a fight, she'll be the first to admit cleverness wasn't exactly spared a second thought when she fought Marius. Any semblance of a battle plan would have been violently expelled by the all-encompassing anger that seems to have taken hostage her every faculty of late, urging her to rage and rip, anything to empty the fury that has set up permanent residence in her bones. Ears cupped forward, she pays utmost attention, eager to hear his opinions on where she fell short. She's following along well enough until he drops another mention of luck. A groan threatens to surface, but she tamps it down, her eyes already starting to gloss over in accordance with a suppressed eyeroll. "Fine. I'll accept it." She hears herself saying reluctantly. "Only because this is a teaching environment." After all, Marius is only doing what she asked of him. She'll likely never be on board with the idea of luck or some kind of higher kind of destiny, but dismissing him outright would be counterproductive at this point. That's not to say she isn't miffed, but he did kick her ass, so he must be onto something here.

She takes stock of his leg, considering the wound. She hadn't particularly considered tackling another lion the way one might tackle an outsized herbivore-- by going for the weak spots. Of course, up until now, she's never run into any lion bigger than her, either, so she's never had to rely on anything but brute strength. Then he mentions keeping in mind her vulnerabilities, and she bristles at the thought of admitting to the mere notion that she even has such a thing as vulnerabilities. She does a good job of hiding it, though, giving a heavy, noncommittal grunt instead. "Hmmm. Practice, huh?" Discussing things in theory is all good and well, but there's only one way to find out if this is actually going to work. "Let me try..." She demands, quite brusquely, but then again, Uma has never asked for anything, let alone nicely. Her chin is tucked against her chest, ears rotating flat against her head. Remembering his advice to protect her belly, she lowers her front a trifle lower to the ground, bracing herself. She regards him through squinted eyes, made ever more small and predatory. "Ready."

@Marius // :")
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Uma’s magnanimous allowance of his instruction surprised a short laugh to rumble from his chest; it had been unexpected, he had assumed she would push back, or perhaps even say nothing. “Very well, I’ll take what I can get.” He commented with a half-smile, his expression momentarily lit with an easy geniality that was much unlike his typical impassive veneer. Claret gaze considers the warrioress as she digests his explanation, his features relaxing back into a not-quite-so-stony mask as before.

Marius is finally not terribly surprised by her when she suggests their practice begin now, and he raises himself from his seat as she shifts into her defenses. He used those moments to push aside some of the vines and brambles that cluttered their small space; the thicket was not generous with their makeshift arena, but it will have to do. After all, not every fight was promised to occur in the pit.

When he turns back to her, she is prepared for their engagement; ears slicked back, chin tucked, chest lowered protectively—and he adjusts his posture as well. He crouches, matching her defenses by tucking his chin and folding his ears back into the crimson of his mane. But he does not lower his chest as she and his jaws part somewhat, a glint of teeth flashing as he did so. He then lunges towards her, and attempts the maneuver of seeking to wrap his right forelimb across her shoulders while aiming to close his jaws around the scruff of her neck.

@Uma
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Her ears perk at the sound of laughter, a genuine, roiling laugh that had seemingly come forth out of nowhere. Up until now, she had considered him something of a gargoyle-- stony, admittedly a little frightful, and with a stare unending like red desert sands, seemingly piercing through her soul and right into her innermost thoughts. To see him laughing is to see a statue come to life, and even though she tries to resist, she realizes she's starting to take natural liking to the big asshole. If laughter was anything more than a forgotten concept to Uma, she might even have found it within herself to laugh along with the male, but as things stood, she merely continues regard him levelly... and is that perhaps a grimace of a smile?

Whatever it was, it's effaced from her countenance as Marius comes thundering towards her. She was expecting it, of course, even asked for it, but she hasn't forgotten the sting of his tooth and claw. Involuntarily she gives a pained wince when his right forelimb slams down onto her shoulder, jaws aiming for her neck. She is all too painfully familiar with this predicament, and not keen on letting it play out as before, she snaps her head up, meeting tooth with tooth as she tries to tear into his sensitive nose. Remembering his advice, she seeks to follow up with a cuff, aiming her extended claws at his nose-- her chosen area of attack.

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Her wince was noted as his forelimb came down across her shoulders and despite himself, his enthusiasm was tempered by its presence. The weight he would’ve leant the limb lessened, and his claws eased slightly back—not gone, but no longer aiming to rake her white and flaxen fur. Distracted and off-guard as he was, the titan was unprepared for her offense of his poor nose and felt both fang and claw tear into the delicate flesh of his nose and muzzle. He reciprocated with a guttural snarl as he would shake his head away, the delicate flesh of striped cheek now available should she wish to continue – but it was better than to have his nostrils torn from his face.

Claws had extended in full once more as he would then give a mighty push with his hind legs, seeking to angle his weight and momentum from his chest and into her body. To push off her off balance, to force her away; his own skull was still turned away from hers, his forelimb still seeking to remain wrapped across her shoulders. He leveraged his tail for balance, kept his ears pinned, and eyes narrowed, bleeding muzzle wrinkled in a residual snarl. As much as it pained him to be on the receiving end of her brutality, he had to admit that she learned quick.

@Uma
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She can feel the weight of his forelimb lifting, paw easing slightly back. His claws are retracted, momentarily relieving her of the sharp, stabbing pain in her shoulder and granting her a moment of clarity. He's holding back. Fleetingly she remembers his words about his size serving him the advantage, but now, he has handed her an advantage of her own. Whatever the reason, Uma is not holding back, as evidenced when her paw rakes his cheek , the need to prove herself worthy of being taught growing ever stronger. The other digs his claws back into her shoulder accordingly, and she can feel herself being pushed backwards with one mighty heave.

Sinews flexing, she digs her claws into soil, paws scuffling as she attempts to remain rooted in place. She pushes back, jaws snapping at his cheek in a bid to keep him on the offense. All the better for when she tries use his advice against him and use her advantage cleverly. She steps back, hoping the sudden lack of resistance might send him toppling. If he does, she'll bring up her forelimbs, attempting to loop them around his neck as she throws herself back onto her shoulders. Tensing her whole body to accomodate the other's weight, she'll then try to use their combined momentum to send him toppling over her, seeking to push him along with her hindlegs and slam him into the ground in a half-arc. Hopefully, their lock on each other will send them into a tight roll, with Uma intending to come out on top, given she's lucky and manages to pin him beneath her forepaws.

@Marius
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The ranger had gambled his own balance to offset hers—pushing forth with his hind legs and angling into her with his chest and forelimbs. Her ploy was certainly not anticipated; he had assumed she might continue to go after his face, vulnerable and bleeding as it currently was, settled in a stony snarl with crimson eyes narrowed and striped skin wrinkled. Yet, she did not, and Marius did not realize what her game was until it was too late to correct it.

His weight shifted forward, into her as he expected but as he would attempt to pull his forelimb down from her shoulders to correct his footing, her limbs had snaked around his neck. Locked together as they were, the titan rolled forward and over – tucking his head close to her neck and forelimbs pulling tight against her, his jaws attempting a firm bite around the calico fur, one far too gentle to break skin. It was an effort to control the uncontrollable, to regain some of his earlier impetus in this spar.

Yet she would end up his better—he on his back, her forepaws pressed into the crimson fur of his chest. His efforts to gain hold of her skin were relinquished as he laid his head back against the earth and stared up at the lioness with an illegible glint in his claret gaze. “Yield,” He finally says, forelimbs relaxing so that silver paws would ease any pressure they may have managed against her pale fur. She had won.

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