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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?

September 28th, 2022 Ryker Dantanian once again challenges Seneca Miroslav for the crown of Andal Oasis. Will another war materialize on the sidelines, or will they all be able to observe in peace?

September 21st, 2022 It seems that the work Maua did to calm the lands has worked, as peace settles over the island and allows those living upon it to enjoy themselves. It seems that Tiamat has grown tired of it, however, as she challenges Alizabeth for Scilla Lagoon. Has the time of neutrality ended, or will this challenge come and go without further violence?

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

February 1st, 2023 Thefirst part of the Guidebook has been updated, and we are also looking for some members to join Guidebook Review Team for the next round!

January 25th, 2023 We have a new game, Partner Roulette for everyone to enjoy! Our Advertising Drive also starts today! Be sure to check them both out.

January 19th, 2023 We have released a site update for the month of January. Please take a look and familiarize yourself with the changes!

January 2nd, 2023 There is currently an open pride claim lottery for Scilla Lagoon. Nominations for our monthly games are also open, so make sure to cast your votes!

January 1st, 2023 HAPPY NEW YEAR! We are so happy to have all of you apart of this community and we can't wait to see what the new year brings for the site! To start things off, our first posting raffle of the year is up! There are some new things with this one, so please read carefully.

December 12th, 2022 As get deeper into December, we would like the announce the implementation of a site-wide holiday break/site down-time. Please read the entirety of the announcement for what this entails!

December 1st, 2022 Happy December! To kick off the holiday season, we have released a mini site update along with our holiday events and activities! Take a look at what we have planned, and enjoy.

November 16th, 2022 Well, that downtime lasted a little longer than planned, sorry! Welcome back and if you have any questions please let Staff know.

November 8th, 2022The final part of the BWP is live! Check out what is happening and the design looks like!

October 17th, 2022 The next part of the BWP is live! Check it out and learn who the winner of the naming contest is here!

October 10th, 2022 We have reached 100,000 posts on-site! As a thank you, all active OOC accounts will be receiving a special gift. Also, our Halloween scavenger hunt is live.

October 8th, 2022 Caladan Cove has disbanded, and a pride claim lotto is currently open for those interested in trying to claim.

October 7th, 2022 We have Staff and Assistant Staff Applications currently open; please consider applying!

October 1st, 2022 Our October Fun is getting started, so chdck out what is in store for the month and how you can take part! Our next BWP has also begun!

September 28th, 2022 We have a NPC design and name contest currently going on! Drop your ideas in and get a hint for what is coming to Amaryllis.

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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Pride Challenges
Violarum vs. Aeistros for Lorien Plains
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Markus vs. Adalwolf for EM Gentry
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Dominance Matches
Hubert vs. Isla
Dog vs. Vermier
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Cairidan vs. Lachesis for Minor Maim
Violarum vs. Sersie for Major Maim
Death Matches
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Site Update (01/19/2023)
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January Update

The Staff team has a few things to update everyone on in celebration of the new year. We sincerely hope that everyone enjoyed the site-wide break and the downtime, and have been able to get back into the swing of things feeling refreshed and ready to take on 2023!

Quick Fire Updates

  • We will be rotating our first pair of breed-only pelts, lilac and strawberry back into RDG and litter rolls. This means that plum and abyss pelts will be out of the rotation for the time being, starting officially on February 1.
  • Some changes have been made to the audition templates when joining with a new character. Please make sure that you are using the proper, updated application for all new and returning accounts. Any applications that are posted prior to this do not need to be updated.
  • To help with backlog, the Fight Club is being trained on how to tally fights. The Fight Club will only be handling fights that do not result in any wounded rolls (i.e. spars, dominance, claims, ranks, theft); we hope that this adjustment will help with limbo and get results posted faster. Big shout out to the FC for agreeing to take on these extra responsibilities!
  • When a ticket is opened that involves a Fight Club member, a private discord thread will be made with the Sr Staff and the remaining Fight Club members to discuss and determine the outcome of the issue.
  • Dice rolls for tie-breaking fights and the level 5 Paladin/Barbarian re-roll perk will now be done on-site in the fight thread. This is changing from these being rolled in Discord.
    • Level 5 Paladin/Barbarian re-roll use, if two or more characters in a fight have a level 5 fight re-roll perk and one character uses theirs, the other(s) will be given 24 hours to request their own re-roll before the fight is tallied.

  • Don't forget about our ongoing Posting Raffle!

Guidebook Review Update

We are nearly done with the first half of the guidebook review! Our Guidebook Team has been working very hard alongside the Sr. Staff team to make sure that things are getting done, and we are making improvements to the content, flow, and rules of the site.

We hope to have this first half out by the start of February, so keep your eyes peeled! The rest of the Guidebook will be revamped in the second cycle.

Following the completion of the complete Guidebook review, we are also considering a potential overhaul on the layout of the Guidebook — so, whereas we are currently focused on condensing and streamlining the content, this overhaul would include more visual aspects, such as design. This will only be looked at most closely after all the new Guidebook pages are in place, but we wanted to flag this to the community for future reference.

Next Steps and How the Update Will Work:

  • When we announce the roll-out of the new Guidebook pages, the Guidebook will be updated on-site with the new information and any changes to the rules will be considered in place at that time.
  • When the pages are announced, we will also be providing members with a tracker of the major things that have been changed. There will be a number of smaller updates as well, so we do hope that you take the time to look at all the pages in full.
  • There will also be a Google Doc folder that has a copy of the old Guidebook pages to allow you to refer to those if needed.
  • The thread that will be used to announce the publishing of the revamped Guidebook pages will be open for members to ask clarifying questions. We will only be answering questions about the Guidebook on-site, and this is being done so that all members will have access to questions and answers.
  • If any small changes are made based on questions that we receive at this time, we will add a tracker to the main post to help members keep up.

The Admin Team

Due to conflicting IRL things, the Admin team has been on opposite schedules for a while now — to help mitigate this and keep things running smoothly moving forwards, we are looking to add another Admin to the team sometime soon. We want the community to have a heads up with this, and also explain how we intend to prepare someone to move into this position.

Becoming an Admin is (not surprisingly!) a lot of work, and it comes with ownership of the site and lots of backend and forward-facing responsibilities. Since this is a very large commitment (in terms of time, energy, etc.) for someone to have, the current Admin Team will be creating a Co-Admin position to help ease individuals into the role and give them to chance to ‘feel things out’ before committing 100%.

Co-Admins will essentially be Admins-In-Training until they, and the other Admins, feel that they are ready to move up. The only differences between the Admin and the Co-Admin positions are site ownership and access to our PayPal. Co-Admins will be expected to handle all site-related matters and be treated the same as the other Admins. Co-Admins will also have to have been on the Staff team before moving up, in order to make sure that they understand the way that the site works and how to take care of all Staff duties.

Posting During An Absence

We have come up with new absence guidelines to allow some flexibility for members while they are away. We want to stress that these adjustments are voluntary and up to the discretion of the person who is on absence. No one should be asking members who are on absence for posts, and everyone should still continue to respect each other’s boundaries.

Moving forward, if a member has a posted absence that lasts 5 days or more, they are permitted to make a maximum of 5 posts (per character) during that absence. Posting more than this will result in your absence being voided and removed.

  • IE: Ice is away for 5 days. She can post on Amara 5 times, Elaine 5 times, Hanneth 5 times, or she can choose not post at all.

This change is being made to accommodate members who may need a break, but would still like to keep things going IC (to a smaller extent), like preventing limbo or wrapping up important threads. Again, this system is completely optional and voluntary for any member taking an absence — you will never be penalized for not posting while on an official absence.

Periodic Site-Wide Breaks

After the positive response that our holiday break garnered from the community, the Admin team is looking for input on whether the community would like/appreciate/value similar, periodic, Amaryllis down-time. We know that breaks can improve OOC dynamics, give everyone some breathing room, and act as a de-stressor — which is why we are interested in exploring this further.

When we say downtime, we want to emphasize that that does not mean that the site would be inaccessible or unusable for those that want it. The intent would be to follow a similar system for what we did during our holiday break, which included: no posting requirements (including leadership reqs), fight timer pauses, pride challenge freezes, pausing the inactivity bot, giving staff a temporary relief from maintenance duties, and so forth. Essentially, we minimize the stressors and workload while giving people the flexibility to post as desired, or not to post entirely if a break is needed.

We will be opening up a poll in the Discord sever, as well as a community discussion there to hear everyone’s thoughts and see what the preference is. If you are not in the server and would like to weigh in, please reach out to a Sr Staff member to cast your vote. Thank you in advance!

Pride Challenges and Thread Tags

Pride challenges are a common part of life in Amaryllis and, in the past, they have always been open to the whole community (i.e. AW threads). While this was not a site rule, it was common practice and what most people have gotten used to and come to expect out of challenges.

We understand, however, that AW pride challenges can also be incredibly stressful or overwhelming due to the attention it garners and how big these threads usually become.

To balance these expectations, moving forwards, pride challenges can be marked as semi-private, but only if BOTH sides agree to it prior to the challenge being posted. A semi-private pride challenge must happen on the pride-lands and will be open to the supporters of the challenger, the pride members of the pride being challenged for, and prides that are marked as allies or friendly on the pride page. If both parties do not agree to a semi-private thread, then it must be tagged as an AW thread.

OOC Game Changes

In addition to some adjustments to our current OOC games, over the next few months we will be introducing some new site games too! We hope that you all enjoy these changes and have fun with them; more information will come soon.

Current OOC Game Changes

  • Pair of the Month will now be Group of the Month and nominations can include between 2 and 5 characters.
  • Writing Frenzy will now be an open game for all, meaning that sign-ups will no longer be needed or required. This is possible due to the coding that Koi wrote for us, which our host now runs on a monthly basis. It works by pulling the numbers for all active accounts over the span of the month — please note that winners will still not be allowed to win the same ranking twice.

Incoming New Games
  • RP Partner Roulette: After signing up, two members will be partnered up and rewards are given out based on the number of completed threads between them, with bonuses for longer threads.
  • LIONS Bingo: A bingo card (that says lions) with some fun things to strive for — this game will go on for however long it takes for someone to get LIONS. After someone wins, a new card will be made.
  • Word of the Month: The Staff team will pick a specific word each month, and rewards will be given out for properly using it in posts.

Amaryllis Advertising Drive

Amaryllis has officially been open for over two years now, and it has been awhile since we have done an Advertising Contest! Hopefully, this will be a fun and engaging way to bring some new people to the site — but please make sure to read all of the contest rules before participating and starting to post on other websites. You can learn more about the Advertising Drive here!

Thank you all for a wonderful year last year and we look forward to this coming year!



— The Staff Team

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