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June 27, 2024 Conflict and tensions rise as prides come head-to-head with one another across Amaryllis - just as Pyrrha and Cassius take the leap to try and claim (or reclaim) their own thrones.

May 24, 2024 Rulers continue to shift, family strife ensues, and, per usual, tensions seems taunt and always lingering on the horizon.

April 24, 2024 Things are rocky within Amaryllis as the Dieudonne clash result in three deaths and forces a shift in the rulership of Firnen Rainforest. With Caladan Cove freshly overturned as well, what will the consequenecss of these events be?

March 30, 2024 The lull has ended as a long standing family, the Dieudonné, launch death matches against their own. The Plains sees a challenge from a new comer, Aphrodite, and the quite pride is pushed into the spotlight.

March 19, 2024 A momentary lull has overtaken the lands of Amaryllis as its inhabitants attempt to find their footing and rebuild after a string of challenges. How long it will last, however, nobody can be quite sure.

February 11, 2024 The Mire has fallen from the Stärke family and is now held by Luther Rike. The change has stirred but the fighting nature of those on the island. The Brook finds a new leader with Icefang and Isla takes over the Lagoon after a storm pushes out the old leader. Reti finds himself the leader of the Hollows after Alexander is hurt. The Oasis finds a new leader in Léonie who is soon tested by Harou.

January 8, 2024 The snow has finally begun to melt anew, which means that the world is slowly returning to the much-anticipated summer season. With the various holiday activities and the other jests put on by Nafasi also coming to a close, it is safe to say that winter is finally over.

December 5th, 2023 Nafasi had pulled a cruel trick and has sent Amaryllis back into a renewed winter season! But it's not all bad, because the lands will also see a handful of holiday-themed events popping up as a result. To make things more interesting, a wayward trio of travlers have also arrived and are facilitating a mass competition between the prides, bands, and rogues -- formally dubbed the Amaryllis Winter Games.

December 2nd, 2023 The spring air brings forth a number of pride challenges. A familiar challenger for the Cove and the Oasis arrive to try to earn what they want. The new leader of the Lagoon is tested in battle as well. What changes will come from the challenges? Who will remain standing and who will find their world turned upside down?

November 27th, 2023 In a challenge between mother and daughter, the leadership of Wolfbron Bluff changes for the first time in 5 IC years.

November 22nd, 2023 Two death matches, one resurrection, and an almost-war later, the lands find themselves in a constant state of turmoil and calamity. Families have been torn apart and endless blood has been spilt; but how is it all going to end?

November 3rd, 2023 The lands stir violently as a death match rages on between Aeistrios Saxe and Morrigan Greyflood. Observers spill into the pit in droves to witness what will no doubt be a historic battle -- and it is clear that this familial fued is far from over, no matter who wins and who dies.

October 12th, 2023 With winter comes the surge of more pride challenges; Ludivine challenges Ryker for Firnen Rainforest and is victorious in her endeavors, meanwhile an outcropping of maims breaks out on the sidelines. In a shocking turn of events Luther returns to challenge Bruno for Ecrosia Mire, will the former heir prove victorious or has Bruno got what it takes to keep his brother's ambitions at bay? This has undoubtedly shaken things up as Bruno declares war against Andal Oasis and Allies in the process!

September 26th, 2023 A series of pride challenges spark up across the peninsula, while warring families face-off as tensions reach their boiling points. Anthonius Savante barely manages to escape the clutches of Apollinaire Dieudonne with his life, while death looms over the broken truce between the Valour-Greyflood and Saxe families.

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?

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July 15, 2024 We have released our official summer update/patch. It includes a lot of important information so make sure to read it through!

July 12, 2024 Our summer break is here! Learn more here! It will end on the 26th of July.

July 1, 2024 Our summer break is coming up soon! Learn more here!

June 27, 2024 The June Posting Raffle is coming to a close this weekend, so get your posts and ticket counts in!

May 28, 2024 Our June posting raffle is posted for sign ups! Sign up here. Be sure you vote for your favortie banner! Seasons banner contest voting!

May 23, 2024 The Guidebook has officially been updated with the new trade perks, as per the revamp. Please ensure that you are changing your trades or picking your perks from the pools (if applicable) in this thread.

April 19, 2024 We are entering the next phase of our trade perk revamp and testing with the launch of our soft opening, which includes the new perks going live and changes being able to be made to characters. Please read the thread in its entierty. Additionally, this is a reminder that you have until May 9th to exit your double exp threads!

April 01, 2024 Our Spring Update is a MASSIVE update! New trade perks are annouced, changes to leadership and prides, new ranks, and more! Be sure to read it over! After you are done, be sure to head to member testing to give the new trade perks a test drive!

March 19, 2024 With our site-wide double trade experience event now fully underway, the Admin team would like to bring our official 2024 Site Fundraiser to everyone's attention. We rely on our members to keep the site going, and are offering a wide range of gifts and prizes - please take a look!

March 1, 2024 Our double trade experience fundraiser is open for donations! Please read about the changes made for this time around.

February 13, 2024 It is time for our 2024 Community Check In. This survey covers OOC areas, IC areas, and a few other things that staff are looking to gain insight on. This is very important to us so please take the time to answer the questions. You have until March 11th to finish this survery. Once complete, you can claim an item from the shop or 150xp. More details are in the survey.

January 25, 2024 Site update! Please review some changes to the site here.

January 8, 2024 Happy New Year and welcome back from our site-wide break! We're looking forward to picking things back up, and hope that everyone feels refreshed.

December 2, 2023 Fa la la la la, la la la la! It's finally December, and we all know what that means — holiday events, woohoo! We will also be having a site break December 22nd - Jan 5th.

November 28, 2023 We are looking for input on the trade system revamp. Learn more about it and the raffle here!

October 26, 2023 We are looking for a few additional staff members to help with processing things around the sitd. Please apply if you have the time and are interested!!

October 19, 2023 A very important site update is out today, so please take a look and read through it in full.

October 11, 2023 If you weren't aware, we have an ongoing Halloween Event! The IC event is live as of today, and both that and the scavenger hunt will run until the end of the month.

September 26, 2023 There is less than a week left of our site-wide double exp event, so get in there and earn what you can! Also stay tuned for some fall fun coming to the site in October.

August 20th, 2023 Let's talk; Amaryllis does not condone the stealing of content or harrasment in any form.

August 10th, 2023 It's World Lion Day! That means a free character for all of our active members! Check out the details here.

August 1st, 2023 Our site break has officially ended - we hope that everyone enjoyed the downtime and that you are looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. Please refer to the original announcement for timelines to get caught up!

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Fatal Pleasure
      |   #271
The air around them was thick as the symphony of voices exploded into what felt like madness until a voice began shouting louder. Screaming to someone above was Morrigan's body lay limp, Jafar's strength bubbling in his chest in preparation for whatever his leaders and superior's told him to do but even as she fell, she rose again. Still a firm believer in not believing in anything at all spirit wise, it was painfully obvious that there was something far greater in this life than he could ever have imagined. Remembering his mother-in-law's voice about Maua (or was it their rejected god, Vellen?) about the marks upon his second litter that had raised his first suspicions. Either way he grunted, not liking the choices they made because it was always up to them to determine was happened here. It was why he was trying to live a Deity-free life because he wanted his choices to be his and his alone.

As Morrigan rose from the dead then fell, many gathered around to help her back to the Summit and Jafar rose quickly to defend them should any attempt to stop them. Prepared to attack without holding back in the event that anyone dare try. Motioning for @Amandil to follow if he wished to help in this but not forcing him; Jafar was a soldier, now, instead of a leader. A lion who would do what was necessary to protect those he worked for under any cost. The leaders of the Summit were worth far more than he right now and it was to them he owed much. exit jafar

ART BY KAIRI, CODE BY CALA
      |   #272
how quickly that familiar, metallic tang comes to cloak the surrounding atmosphere: snuffing the joy of freedom with an overarching sense of dread. nonetheless, the tyke’s gaze were unwavering from the brutality of mortal adversaries as they dance upon their pulpit – never once straying despite the deepening pit within his gut. it were only as the forceful shove of an unseen assailant were inflicted upon his shoulder that his focus would falter with a reflexive snarl and sideways jolt. “fucking hell—” the forgotten son grumbles, regaining stable footing before pivoting in towards his attacker. and though he had anticipated the daunting frame of his mottled, parisian captor, in her place were a kid, much less imposing.

but—

he knows this one, doesn’t he?

jaw hinges in shock as he beholds the dark countenance of @Peregrine — gawking, as if regarding a three-headed alien for the first time. penn?” he shrieks, incredulous. but sage were not left wondering for much longer, for it were then that the boy’s words would reaffirm of his identity. reeling from residual awe, the tyke scoffs: unwilling to believe the reality set before him. “almost forgot i had a family.” and though there were traces of venom to lace his tones, a mischievous grin tugs upon his features before a stray nudge of the shoulder seeks to playfully butt against his brother’s own. “my new family’s great. smells like ass, always pissed off and hungry. sometimes, it doesn’t even feel like she took me against my will, i love her so much…” voice trails thoughtfully – as if he were not teeming with sarcasm. even so, it were easily conspicuous that sage were not offended by the situation, lest he burst into tears.

the twitch of an ear with the mournful cry of a grieving wife seizes his focus once more, and his neck cranes as he attempts to glimpse the corpse and prideful victor. despite the gravity of the situation, he were only consumed by one thing, and one thing alone: returning before faustine. “speaking of,” he mutters, sparing a grim, solemn expression to his littermate as he moves to depart. “tell them i’m at the bluffs. if i don’t go now, she’ll sit on me. and she is not the type of girl i want to sit on me.”

and with that, the prisoner slips back into his chains — but with a twinge of hope.


-- exeunt sage
BGCODE
      |   #273
“Penn?”

Oh, that’s just insulting.

The black bird’s brows crease down the middle, darkening his silver eyes into something stormy. His little brother looks not entirely worse for wear, despite being missing and missed these past months. Peregrine had taken to imagining Sage being the captive of some big monster, locked up, unable to get back to the family. It made him feel better about things, because Sage wouldn’t just leave them, right? Or maybe he wouldn’t - from what he goes on to say, his voice bitting and bitter and much more like the angry twerp Penn remembers.

The growing anger dissipates with the realization @Sage is, in fact, a captive of some sort - of the Bluffs. Then the anger comes back just as quickly as it had vanished, but with a new target.

For the first time in his life, Peregrine doesn’t take the opportunity to tease. "I’ll tell them." Whether or not Sage hears him; the boy is already gone, eaten by the thick snowstorm. The blackbird wastes no time - he turns, runs, back to the Plains, hardly noticing the overwhelming event playing out behind him.

Exit.
code by corvus
      |   #274
The princess hadn't seen death like this before and it shakes her to the core.

Her sandy fur prickles as the strands along her back rise to puff. Her bobtail puffed and tucked to the ground as her ears lay flat against her skull. Her eyes are wide, shocked and her claws dig into the ground. She can do nothing as the events unfold. The screaming for war, for vengeance, and bloodshed. The cruel and violent reality of war ringing in her ears with the grey woman's promise to the plum victor.

She could feel her jaw tighten her breath held as lions moved to the fallen lioness's side, turmoil and grief. But also something impossible. Life, life returns to the fallen giant as she rises and is taken away by what the cove princess assumes are family and allies. Her eyes follow them as they move, a sense of awe lingering in her eyes. Something had saved that woman, something had brought her back.

The booming voice of her adopted father, snaps her attention back to his fight fear for a moment in her mind. Could he fall too? No, Kvare could not fall... right? She watches him call for them to protect Talisa, assumed to be the revived woman. It made them allies and the plum victor an enemy. She didn't know the details but it would seem the events before her were reaching their end. She sees the fight's end. Her lavender eyes however spot her mother leaving the area and the princess decides she needs to move before anyone notices her hiding.

Staying low to the ground and treading carefully Neeha attempts to leave the pit her mind returning to the events of the fight. The first time she'd seen someone die, seen someone truly take a life.

Neeha is attempting to hide
- exit -

Potential xp
Assassin
+10 Successfully stay hidden for the duration of a thread
+5 Practice speed or stealth

Beatnik
+10 Witness an event worthy of making history, DM between Morrigan and Aeistrios/start of the blood feud between Saxe, Greyflood-Tollaire and Valour
code by corvus, art by wolfsi
      |   #275
There is no pleasure to watching this battle play out, there is an excitement that dwindles as a the lioness falls beneath the paws of the plum lion. More fights break out, and she can just make them out in the snowstorm as a maned lioness battles a pink lioness larger than she- and as a lion battles
a younger female. Maeve's eyes are wide with horror and her body is tight with tension as she watches- not knowing what to do, but finding herself unable to look away from the disaster playing out in front of her. Maeve had always thought that to watch a battle would be an exciting thing- and not this horror that happens. When another lioness rushes forward towards the fallen and in moments a group forms- fights ending all around- she watches for a long silent moment. Maeve is turning away, when she sees the fallen lioness move- and she is frozen to the spot again, her heart racing. As they move to take her away, she finally disappears into the blizzard, heading towards home- to think about what she's witnessed.

-exit-


ART BY YUMPY, CODE BY DEE, MODIFIED BY GUNNER
      |   #276
The snow falls soft
drawing the world down to a whitened hush, forcing us to pause long enough to take stock of everything that we miss in our crazed pursuit to gain everything that we can. One would say she is a woman who wears a gown of winter frost that blinds the eyes.
Faelyn almost grabbed @Valka by the scruff and ran as soon as Morrigan went down and her daughter came back over. She probably shouldn't have let her come to this at all, realistically, but at the same time she herself needed to know if the Summit was in danger from the man.

She was nearly frozen in place by the cries that went up and the disbelief that ran through her. How had he...

Most of the land will be out for his blood, I'm sure, she replied softly, not bothering to chastise Valka for what was probably bad language. She wasn't winning mother of the year this year, apparently. Oh well. You stay well away from him though. I don't know what he might do. And she didn't have the skills necessary to fight him to protect her daughter, or get her back if he dragged her to the Oasis. She'd still try, though. It would no doubt end badly, but she'd still try.

And then, a large miracle, she heard Morrigan's voice. She didn't know how, wasn't going to question it. Death had said not yet. She was relieved, even though she knew the Summit remained in danger because of it. This war between the two sovereigns was not yet over.

We should go, she said, leaving the 'while we still can' unspoken. It likely wasn't safe to be standing around in the open.

-exit faelyn-
It is growing cold
code by corvus
      |   #277
+10 Cast a curse or blessing on a character/group
+5 Meditate or pray on your own or with someone else

She fully expected that Maua would come through for them all, and would protect Morrigan. She couldn't imagine anything else being the case. Surely they wouldn't ignore the myriad of clerics beseeching them, or turn their back on one who had been within the lands for so long, and always done everything they could for their pride and family. Surely such a literal and figurative dark cloud couldn't be allowed to win.

Maua, bless Morrigan that her blows might strike true, she said softly.

Except... it seemed Maua wasn't listening that day. She watched with horror as Morrigan fell to Aeistrios, and even worse, the deity didn't respond to the cries for them to bring her back. Had Maua forsaken them?

No, this cannot be. Please, whatever deity or spirits may be listening, help us. Help them save her, she prayed, watching as several medics surrounded her. She would have stepped forward herself, but she knew that medicine wasn't her strong point. She would be more useful with her prayers... though only if there was someone listening.

Either someone was, or they were truly skilled, as abruptly Morrigan came back to life. Heloise still didn't breathe a sigh of relief until she was surrounded and well on her way back to the Summit, and only once they were out of sight did she turn and make her way back to the Brook.

-exit heloise-
      |   #278
The pines, they often whisper
They whisper what no tongue can tell
What else was there left to do? Nothing, really. She couldn't perform some godlike magic to fix what had been so terribly hurt. Had nothing but her fangs and claws to ensure the protection of everyone. And that was what she would do.

From time to time she glanced towards those she considered family, to make sure they would be okay as well. But as more and more turned to leave and lead the lions of the Summit and their so terribly wounded queen to safety, she stayed behind them, eyes darting about to ensure their safe passage. It was the least she could do. To make sure they would all be okay.

Exit

+5 Observe a fight (Aeistrios vs Morrigan)
+5 Maintain your weapons (sharpen claws on stone)
+5 Learn a new fighting move (potentially)
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      |   #279
Maybe he'd made it a little awkward for dad. Sorry not sorry. This was one tension he could break, one relatively simple relationship whose strings could be aired rather than set back in the closet to molder. He didn't understand the importance of Seraphiel liking his sister's... suitor mate thing... and he thought tension between prides was stupid anyway. Why judge someone for where they lived, or what they called their relationship? (Naturally, he wanted daddy to like whatever mate he chose! And he wanted to have a mate and just call it a mate without complications. But others were fine to do whatever.)

A sniveling little grin snuck across his face and stayed there, an imp emotion of malice that he could indulge despite (or because of) the greater tension all about. Their queen was dead and not dead... not dead, before he could even feel her absence. There was too much blood for him to look. He whined and keened his gaze away. She was alive... he could hear that much... but mostly alive was still slightly dead, and he didn't want to look at that.

Not that hearing all the waves of anger and emotion was much better. His paws felt hot and cold at the same time. Cold in the voids between the pads, but pads that felt stuck to a hot gridiron. Gratefully he jumped up and scurried home. He could share in the joy of others, at least, energetically prancing on ahead. More eager to escape the present than return to the mountain's normalcy.

-exit

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