Land of Karchan

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If you wish to create a new character, click here.

Contact Us

If you need to contact us, you can do so at deputiesofkarchan at outlook.com.

There's a Land of Karchan discord server too!


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New Players
Published Date 2020-07-25T06:18:58

New Players!
Welcome to Karchan!
There are a few things you should know as you proceed.

First and foremost, to make a new character, hit 'New Character' on the top menu. This will take you to a page where you can choose what your character looks like.
There are three options for race: human, elf, and dwarf. You are not restricted to those races once you play though. If you contact a deputy, you can ask to have your race changed to a variety of options. Have a look at our wiki for inspiration!

Once you have chosen how your character looks, scroll down to where it says 'Submit'. This will log you into the game if you chose a name that hasn't been taken already. If the name has been taken already, you'll receive a message saying the name already exists.

Things you should do once you're logged in:

1. Hit submit often!
Hitting submit refreshes your screen without executing a command. People may be trying to reach out to you and you won't see their messages unless you hit submit to refresh your screen.

2. Type newbie guide for a general shakedown of commands.
Doing so explains how you can post, how you can talk to people, and how you can see who is logged on at any given time.

3. Type newbie geography to learn about the different areas in game.
That will help you maybe decide where you want to focus some of your rp in or where you want your character to be from.

4. Join our Discord (link on main page) for instant access to admins and players! The community wants to help you!
We're always ready to help as new players arrive. Drop in and introduce yourself. While you're at it, get some questions answered!

If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask! The above commands can be used anywhere for easy reference.

Have fun!

By Victoria.
The Sky-Realm of Esmeraulde
Published Date 2020-06-19T03:18:29

Hello everyone!

This is an OOC note about my newest area, Esmeraulde.

Esmeraulde is a sky-realm, meaning it is suspended magically in the sky above Karchan somewhere. It has been "hidden" for quite some time. I've built a lot of lore around the space, from false gods, to an actual wrathful god, to a new race associated with it. I'd like for everyone to please take a moment to explore it. Find your way there, explore, learn the lore, and if you have a character that likes the place, consider moving there. There's plenty of space and I can always grow it as needed for ideas.

To find it, look for books in various libraries across Karchan and see if one piques your interest. There's a specific book that can get you up there if you read the instructions just right, so hunt a bit.

Remember that all commands are lowercase without punctuation!

If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me a MUDmail or message me on Discord. I will happily answer whatever I can without spoiling things you can find up there.

Happy Hunting!

By Victoria.
Release notes - version 2.0.6
Published Date 2020-06-08T01:05:54

Howdie, people of Karchan

This is the 2.0.6 release of Karchan, codename Corona (oh, yeah, that's original)

I'll put releasenotes here when I have time, but it's late.

I didn't have time to test *everything*, so you can expect a lot of breakage.


mud mail
it's possible to see your sent mail, and mail to many people is no longer split up into individual mails. You can send mail to your guild, somebody elses guild. But you need the guildname.

a lot of admin pages
there is a large amount of admin pages now. They are not extensively tested, let me know what doesn't work.

websockets allow the chat to be visible in real time, awesome!

chat log
the chat log will never be cleared, unless the command "clear" is issued by the player. There are two new buttons "Clear" and "Reset". Clear only clears your screen, the chat log is still available. Therefore, "Reset" enables you to get your entire chat log back again.

Release Notes

  • changed the chatlog, it is now using the websockets
  • added websockets!
  • Fixes #109. Added an admin page for guilds. (also fixed some small bugs in BoardsBean.
  • Fixes #92. Removal of messages due to offensive content, as well as the creation of new boards.
  • fix for the menu button on mobile, for karchanadmin as well as karchanpersonal. The problem was introduced when I moved over from jquery/popper to ng-bootstrap. My bad.
  • also added a mock http listener to test stuff
  • added a logon message rest service, that can be loaded by the karchanpersonal app.
  • Also: as the log file is no longer cleared, only on user demand, it is convenient to see when you entered and exited the game, in order to keep clear when the old conversation was. I added an "has entered the game" and "has left the game" with a timestamp, to make this clear.
  • moved the logon message over to a bootstrap modal, that can be dismissed.
  • Upgraded from Java EE to Jakarta EE (8.0)
  • upgraded karchanadmin to Angular 9
  • upgraded karchanpersonal to Angular 9
  • removed all things Vaadin, this means the old admin pages are now GONE.
  • Fixes issues #103 #97 #96 #23
    In short: the game will *never* clear your chat log anymore. The only exception to this is issueing the command "clear". That's right, your chatlog will be preserved...
  • Fixes #61. There's now a top secret invisible "sent" tab, to view the mudmails you have sent.
  • Also, if you send a mudmail to several people (using name1, name2, name3, syntax) there will still be only ONE mudmail send, containing all the names in it.
  • Fixes #62. added a reply-all to the mudmail in karchanpersonal.
  • added limitation to the "send mail to everybody". Only deputies are allowed to do that.
  • Fixes #64. made it possible to send a mudmail to "guild" (everyone in your guild).
    To "guild: guildname" (everyone in a guild with name)
    To "everybody" (basically everybody who was logged on at least once in the last three months.
  • upgraded ckeditor, ng-bootstrap, jquery, popper.js, ngx-cookie-service amongst other things
  • redesign of the mail component in the karchanpersonal app - split up into several components now
  • fixed christmas errors in the apps
  • upgraded bootstrap and bootswatch to version 4.4.0
  • added toast service, it means it is now immediately visible if something is properly saved/updated
  • started using ng-bootstrap
  • updated all software on the server
  • upgraded to the new version of the Payara application server. (5.201)

By Karn.
Maintenance scheduled for this evening
Published Date 2020-06-07T10:28:38

I have the new 2.0.6 release scheduled (tentatively) for this evening.

Expect some downtime.

By Karn.
The Official Land of Karchan Discord Server
Published Date 2020-05-06T17:03:07

There is a new official Land of Karchan Discord Server.

If you need any help, or just want to chat, or would like to be appraised of the latest news you can choose to join.

On the main page in the "Contact us" box, you can find the Invite link.

By Karn.