Dragon

Land of Karchan

The Rajan Rumble 2024 Winner
Published Date 2024-06-14T17:40:17

After a long deliberation by the judges, OLWEN wins!
Prizes will be given out soon.

The tournament went down like this:


For those interested in reading the duel, it can be found on the wiki here: OLWEN vs. VEHARA.

Also of note: I considering what I've been calling 'Dueling Season' to be at a close. The next tournament that I host will not be until December. More information will be available closer to that timeframe.

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By Victoria.
The Rajan Rumble 2024
Published Date 2024-05-16T12:54:31

Our mini-tournaments have been pretty popular, so here is information for the third.
Since Haavi won the poll for the last tournament, the next tournament will be held in Rajan.

This tournament has something special in place: a randomizer.
Participants will have a random, non-permanent ability generated for them at the beginning of the duel. Use of this power/ability is mandatory, but it does not have to be the only thing you use. Abilities/powers your character already has are still acceptable as long as you also make use of the random ability you've been temporarily granted.
The power will assume to come with knowledge on how to utilize it, and it is temporary, for the duel only, and will disappear from your character following their stint in the tournament.
Also of note: there is a space in the middle of the Rajan arena that allows you to heal your character. Potions and natural healing abilities will not work in the arena, only the healing pit. You need to stand in the flames to see how well your character is healed prior to utilizing it in your duel post. For clarification on this, ask VICTORIA.

Just like the last mini-tournament, the duels will be judged by The Assembly of Judges, so you are allowed to request feedback whether you win or lose. To request feedback, you'll need to send a MUDmail to Hojn.
If you would like to opt out of receiving a critique and/or feedback and would just like the votes sent to you, please tell VICTORIA prior to your first duel. If you select this option, there is no backtracking once the votes have been sent out. You will receive absolutely no feedback.

There are FOUR (4) slots available unless enough people sign up where a full tournament can be held. I require EIGHT (8) participants to hold a full tournament. This may possibly be subject to change.

The pair-ups will be determined by dice roll (specifically, /roll 20).

Tournament Rules

1. All duels must be completed in the Rajan Arena. (Clarification: Leaving the arena in your post can get you disqualified.) If you are unsure where this is, ask me. You can also type twist to rajan if you have a glass ring, then type rajan map to bring up a link to a map you can look at to find your way to the Arena.
2. No godmoding or autohits. If you don't know what these are, please ask. You can also use the /roll 10 command if you'd like to, but it isn't mandatory.
3. You must include whatever power/ability arises from the randomizer in your post for that round. Failure to do so will be counted against you.
4. If you are a shifter that can change or turn someone into what you are, then you are not allowed to do anything that would achieve that result, aka, no turning your opponent into a shifter. This also includes vampires/vampirism.
5. Please keep the climate/surroundings in mind.
6. Inflicting maladies upon your opponent is okay, but it cannot be anything permanent/lasting beyond one round.
7. No disrespect of the judges and/or combatants is allowed. Disrespect can be defined as complaining about their judgment, belittling an opponent's win, or bad attitude surrounding a loss. If this rule is broken, you will be barred from future tournaments hosted by yours truly. Obviously, this is an OOC rule.
8. Please try to keep posts between 15-20 minutes. A timer bot has been added to our discord server that will send a notification when it runs out. It has the time left on it for reference, so be sure to check frequently. Going over your allotted time can lead to disqualification, at the discretion of the judges.
9. Have fun!

Tournament Prizes

WINNER
1.. 10,000 Gold.
2. Access to Game Secrets.
3. A port to the road, and a port to a place of your choosing.

RUNNER UP
1. 5,000 Gold.
2. Chance to win access to game secrets (not a guaranteed win).

Other than the gold, in-character prizes for the winner include:
1. A Home in Rajan, specifically a treehouse in any section of the forest you prefer.
2. A special favor from the Emperor, within reason.

Please request entry as a combatant by June 1st, 2024 so that we can hopefully get the tournament started by June 2nd, 2024 if you wish to participate. If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to me!

Spectators are welcome for all duels! If you're interested in watching, the Karchan Discord Server is the best place for updates on the mini-tournament, in addition to combatants planning when to duel. I highly suggest looking at the 'tourney' channel there as things progress. If you have read this far and wish to sign up for the tournament, you need to send a MUDmail to Victoria with the character you plan on participating that says: I am in & Banana pudding. No DMs, no message in the tourney channel will do. Actual MUDmail. Also refer to the section about the AOJ and whether or not you want a critique so we have that out of the way. Gotta make sure you're reading everything thoroughly!

Hope to see you all there!

The space below will be where I keep the image with the lineup, once people have signed up and have executed their rolls to determine who fights who:


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By Victoria.
The Haavi Heat Wave
Published Date 2024-04-16T15:22:22

Since everyone seemed to enjoy the Styxx Gorge Skirmish, I have decided to hold another.
A poll was set in place on the Karchan Discord Server, with the two options for the next setting being Haavi or Rajan. Haavi won by just one vote, so I present to you: THE HAAVI HEAT WAVE!
As a reminder, Haavi is a desertous country way to the far south of Karchan, so imagine blistering heat and intense sun.

This tournament has something special in place: a randomizer.
At the beginning of each duel, the participant that wins the coin toss will get access to a special feature. This feature is a command that randomizes some form of chaos for each round.
Round one might include magma. Round two might include poison! It depends on the randomizer. Winner of the coin toss gets the special button pressing privileges. ;)

Just like the last mini-tournament, the duels will be judged by The Assembly of Judges, so you are allowed to request feedback whether you win or lose. To request feedback, you'll need to send a MUDmail to Hojn.

The pair-ups will be determined by dice roll (specifically, /roll 20).

Tournament Rules

1. All duels must be completed in the Feryoth Oasis (Haavi) Arena. If you are unsure where this is, ask me. You can also type twist to haavi if you have a glass ring, then type haavi map to bring up a link to a map you can look at to find your way to the Arena.
2. No godmoding or autohits. If you don't know what these are, please ask. You can also use the /roll 10 command if you'd like to, but it isn't mandatory.
3. You must include whatever ailment/problem arises from the randomizer in your post for that round. Failure to do so will be counted against you.
4. If you are a shifter that can change or turn someone into what you are, then you are not allowed to do anything that would achieve that result, aka, no turning your opponent into a shifter. This also includes vampires/vampirism.
5. Please keep the climate in mind. Haavi is a desertous country. Treat your surroundings as such.
6. Inflicting maladies upon your opponent is okay, but it cannot be anything permanent/lasting beyond one round.
7. No disrespect of the judges and/or combatants is allowed. Disrespect can be defined as complaining about their judgment, belittling an opponent's win, or bad attitude surrounding a loss. If this rule is broken, you will be barred from future tournaments hosted by yours truly. Obviously, this is an OOC rule.
8. Please try to keep posts between 15-20 minutes.
9. Have fun!

Tournament Prizes

WINNER
1.. 10,000 Gold.
2. Access to Game Secrets.
3. A port to the road, and a port to a place of your choosing.

RUNNER UP
1. 5,000 Gold.
2. Chance to win access to game secrets (not a guaranteed win).

Other than the gold, in-character prizes for the winner include:
1. A year supply of booze, in person only, at The Casbar, courtesy of Cemal.
2. A special favor from the Sultana, within reason.

Please request entry as a combatant by May 1st, 2024 so that we can hopefully get the tournament started by May 2nd, 2024 if you wish to participate. If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to me!

Spectators are welcome for all duels! If you're interested in watching, the Karchan Discord Server is the best place for updates on the mini-tournament, in addition to combatants planning when to duel. I highly suggest looking at the 'tourney' channel there as things progress.

Hope to see you all there!

The space below will be where I keep the image with the lineup, once people have signed up and have executed their rolls to determine who fights who:


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By Victoria.
The Styxx Gorge Skirmish Winner!
Published Date 2024-04-10T13:41:05

With a narrow win of 2/3 votes, RYVEL has emerged victorious!
Prizes will be given out soon.

The skirmish went down like this:



For those interested in reading the duels, the Styxx Gorge Skirmish 2024 page can be found on the wiki here: The Styxx Gorge Skirmish 2024

Plotting another mini-tournament soon, so stay tuned for more information!

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By Victoria.
The Styxx Gorge Skirmish
Published Date 2024-03-19T09:13:32

Due to occasional requests and questions in general, I have decided to hold a mini-tournament. To do this, I need at least four combatants and three judges (the latter of which that are not entered into the fray). Since we have met those requirements, I'll be holding the STYXX GORGE SKIRMISH sometime in April!

If four more people sign up, I will do a full-fledged tournament, so if you're interested in being on the roster to fight, send me a MUDmail or reach out to me on the Discord with the character you'd like to enter. Otherwise, our little mini-tournament is just fine.

Judges are in the The Assembly of Judges, so you are allowed to request feedback whether you win or lose. To request feedback, you'll need to send a MUDmail to Hojn.

Tournament Rules

1. All duels must be completed in the Styxx Gorge Arena. If you are unsure where this is, ask me. You can also type twist to styxx gorge if you have a glass ring, then type styxx gorge map to bring up a link to a map you can look at to find your way to the Arena.
2. No poisoning of your opponent. Temporary maladies that are non-life threatening are allowed.
3. If you are a shifter that can change or turn someone into what you are, then you are not allowed to do anything that would achieve that result, aka, no turning your opponent into a shifter.
4. No mind control spells.
5.No autohits or godmoding. If you aren't sure what those are, please ask.
6. No disrespect of the judges and/or combatants is allowed. Disrespect can be defined as complaining about their judgment, belittling an opponent's win, or bad attitude surrounding a loss. If this rule is broken, you will be barred from future tournaments hosted by yours truly. Obviously, this is an OOC rule.
7. Have fun!

Tournament Prizes

WINNER
1. 10,000 gold.
2. Access to a few game secrets.
3. A wishing card to be cashed in at your leisure.

RUNNER UP
5,000 gold.

The current state of the tournament is here:


Combatants were paired up using the /roll 20 command, then paired up in order.

Please request entry as a combatant by April 1st, 2024 so that we can hopefully get the tournament started by April 8th, 2024 if you wish to participate. If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to me!

If you're interested in just watching the duels, our Discord will probably be where individuals do their planning to meet up and get the ball rolling. So if you just want to hang out in the audience, the Discord is the place to stalk for dates.

Here's hoping for a good time! See all of you there!

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By Victoria.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Published Date 2023-12-25T08:52:27

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you!...

By Karn.
Release notes - version 2.0.12
Published Date 2023-10-05T12:02:46

It's been a while since I've put up a new version. Let me know of any breakage....

By Karn.
Isle of Coldridge 2023 - Phantasmagoria
Published Date 2023-09-15T19:03:29

Greetings everyone, and Happy Spooky Season!

It is that time of the year where the annual ISLE OF COLDRIDGE event kicks off, usually starting in October until it's completion!

This is our third year holding this event, which changes in theme every year while centering around a mysterious island.

This year, the theme is THE ISLE OF COLDRIDGE 2023 - PHANTASMAGORIA!

All manner of ghosts and ghouls may be in your way should you choose to attend a very specific event.

Interested in joining this year's fun? The sign up sheet will be posted on the "coldridge-event" channel on Karchan's Discord server, so have a look at that, read the info, and if you want to be involved on the definite, sign your character's name at the bottom so I can gauge interest. I'll only hold the event if we have at least (4) participants other than myself and Zaria.

As usual, our wonderful Dice Maiden, Zaria, will be acting as DM for the rolling we'll be doing. Be sure to thank her for all of her help. These events would have never been possible without her.

If you're curious what past events looked like, they are on the wiki, and the link to that is here. The rolls and ooc things have been removed so it's just the plot for length purposes.

If you have any questions, simply pose them on the discord. Once you've signed up, I will assign you the role necessary to participate in the coldridge-event channel.

Good luck and have fun! I'm excited to see you there.

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By Victoria.
Things to Do While You're Lurking
Published Date 2023-06-16T14:39:01

So we all have moments where we'd like to log into Karchan, but no one is around. The best way to lure people on is to log in, but what if you don't want to lurk or need something to do? This list will outline different things you can do in game that may not be obvious, from meeting certain goals to acquiring fun skills, this is a list that can give you something to do while you're waiting for the rest of us to login and play! Presence on the who list helps. :)

First up on the list is:

MAKE IT ON THE FORTUNE'S LIST
There is a list (here) that shows a list of the 100 richest characters in Karchan. Given the right tasks, one could easily amass a fortune and find themselves on this list!
This list used to build more status, but with gold becoming useful again, now is the perfect time to strike out on your own and obtain riches!

Second, we have:

JOBS
Jobs involved interacting with bots for coins you can sell at Moneychanging spaces like the ones in Pendulis and Khneo.
Some are hilarious, while others are more straightforward.
The command job information shows what bots have jobs and what that particular job entails. Some pay more than others. You can even keep the coins for other purposes in game like...

MINING AND GEM CUTTING
There are mines for gems all over Kuri, and some gems are worth more than others, and ALWAYS worth more cut.
You can easily cut the gems at Roades & Morrow Gems in Howlswealde by having the gem in your inventory and a large, mythril coin worth 500g, which you can get from the aforementioned jobs!
The command gem information shows a list of what areas have gems, how much they are worth, and what the gems are.
Even if you just want to collect them or hoard them, it still gives you something to do instead of just sitting around.
Getting some gems are more involved, so be sure you have all the right tools.

LIBRARIES AND GRIMOIRES
These are mentioned in my last blog post, but they give more to do than expected.
Not only do you have to hit up various libraries all over, but you also have to obtain a grimoire in the first place. Rumor has it, that you can get a grimoire for free by taking one from a deity's library...
Once you have the grimoire, you collect, potions recipes, spells, and compendiums, the latter of which tells you where certain spell reagents can be located and searched. It also means that you can use these things to brew up real magic in game.

GUILDS
Check out guilds (here) and see if any of them interest you.
Clicking on the icon beside the name should open up the guild information and if the guildmaster has filled out the description for their guild, you can find out what each guild is about as well as the guildmaster if you want to join.

EXPLORE
With the creation of the glass ring (courtesy of Ephinie and myself), getting around is much easier. In addition to the ring taking you almost anywhere, there is now an atlas that has tons of macros and maps for getting around. Just type study atlas to get one in your inventory where you can read it. Most maps have a mobile version too, that isn't so big.

MAKE A CHARACTER SHEET
Character sheets have information about your character, some that people can assume or some that you want to be found out in RP. Some are elaborate, while others are simple.
Character sheets can be made and filled out by logging in and clicking 'Settings', then where it says 'Storyline', you can plug in your story!
Images and HTML are allowed, so feel free to go all out!
You can see other character sheets here.

VICNEWS
Use of the vicnews command shows my current projects as well as places to own/available job positions in my areas. It also has a list of commands I've programmed that may not be common knowledge. Looking it over doesn't hurt anything. It may be a little outdated at times, but I try to update it as things get claimed. :)
Similarly, there is also the in search of command, used for long-term needs that are removed too fast from the RP board.

Finally:

HELP A DEPUTY
Some of us have more projects than others, and would love some help. I've been known to pay 1000g per room description or let people save the money up for the gem equivalent.
It's also a good way to get a property in an area before anyone else, as people who help me often get first dibs.

So there is a list of things you can do while waiting for someone to log in! As usual, if anyone has any questions about anything, simply poke me on Discord!

Later!...

By Victoria.
Libraries and Grimoires
Published Date 2023-04-11T19:02:05

HELLO EVERYONE!

I thought I would take a moment to explain what I've been up to recently as far as programming content for Karchan. I'm really proud of what I've done so far, and I hope some of you will get excited. It's mostly for potion masters or witchy sorts, so if you have a character that dabbles in that, this might be exciting for you!

THE GRIMOIRE
First up is the Grimoire, an item where you can collect various magical books, tomes, and compendiums by visiting the libraries in Karchan. When you collect spells, you can use them at a later date for things you need. A grimoire can either be purchased at a book shop like The Book Nook in Khneo, or you can nab one from the library in Castle Alauda in Elusen.

THE POTIONS
You can collect potion recipes in the libraries in Karchan, and if you have all of the spell reagents in your inventory, you can brew different potions that do different things. So far, I have five potion recipes available to be found:

  1. A Cloaking Potion
  2. A Death Draught
  3. A Love Potion
  4. Cure for Lycanthropy
  5. Cure for Vampirism
All do specific things, and there are plans for more potion recipes in the future. Speaking of spell reagents...

THE COMPENDIUMS
The Compendiums can also be found in libraries, and they contain (5) spell reagents per compendium. They list what they are, and where you can find them, as well as the hoops you'll have to jump through in order to get some of the more complicated reagents. So far, there are six compendiums to be found.

OTHER
Aside from potion making things, you can also use the grimoires to collect psychic books, and if you collect them all, you can become psychic and be able to use the items specifically made for clairvoyant types in Karchan. There's also spells that take you special places like allowing you to go to Esmeraulde or The Pumpkin Patch (the latter any time of the year) or spells that give you permanent access to special commands.

Existing potion makers will be given a grimoire without any hassle if they speak to me.

And finally...

THE LIBRARY CARDS
By going into any large library now, you can receive a library card for no cost to you. It allows you to randomly teleport to a library at any given time. It's useful for collecting things in the grimoire, or just something fun for your nerdy/book loving characters.

If you have any questions, just ask!

Thank you to Greta and Ike for all of your help testing these commands for me!

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By Victoria.