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┌─── ∘°❉ December Newsletter ❉°∘ ───┐
1st of Year's End, year 123

Hello Voyagers
Welcome to the third Osrian Newsletter release!
We're nearing the end of the year and wish you all well in the coming holidays.

These newsletters will serve as a monthly update for the community to read in regards to what is happening within the community, if there are any updates with staff team and their works such as reworks, new releases or planned projects that are to be worked on, updates on new contribution plans or anything that might be important for our community to be kept in the loop of. We find it incredibly important to be transparent with players and for their enjoyment, engagement and their roleplay experience.


Enjoy the news and updates we have in store for you this time.

As always, if you have any suggestions or concerns or simply wish to aid our growing community!

Happy Roleplaying & see you on Osria!



∘°❉ SERVER UPDATES ❉°∘
EVENTS
  • Random events continue to be a possibility to encounter, especially at times of notable player activity in an area. Usually when sudden events occur, the DM will give a ping in the random-event-ping channel to alert people they are able to run a random event. Some of these events might be part of something greater that will last longer than a single event.
    Make sure to keep an eye out for that and if you haven't joined our discord yet, consider joining.
    You can find the link on our homepage.
  • With a chaotic finale, the island settlement of Sunnydale is no more.
    Instead a different Sunnydale has appeared in the center of the new continent in the form of a sizable fortified city.
    This now serves as the new Spawn location for new players as well, offering more possibilities to interact with new locations, lore and events related to the new continent.
LORE
  • As usual, Lore updates can happen at any time with new discoveries and encounters; by player effort, during events and other happenings.
    You can check out Osrian Lore over at [Lore].
  • Sunnydale is no longer the island settlement once known, now a city at the center of the new lands recently discovered. Yet while some people are in the know of the events that caused this drastic change, to many citizens and new visitors alike, this is the Sunnydale that has always been here.
    Perhaps there is more to this city than it seems...
  • New technologies have started to show up from encounters with the natives of the new lands, as well as some through ingenuity shown by those within Sunnydale itself. The tech level is roughly raised to about the 1500’s up to the 1800’s as max limit. This includes the appearance of guns, though as the traditional gunpowder is not present, these exist through different means and function in their own appropriate manner.
  • War, war never changes… But time does.
    The 100-Year War has now happened approximately 50 Years ago instead of 3 Years. Keep this in consideration when mentioning the war or when considering making it related to any new characters or otherwise.
  • Did you know you can submit your own lore or write lore for a reward? Click [Here] to find out more!
SYSTEMS
  • More actions have been added to combat.
    Certain actions can be held to use them at a better moment or refrain from using them when it may no longer be suitable.
    Note that all Magic actions/spells cannot be held regardless.
    There is now also a proper dodge action as an added defensive option.
  • Nat 20’s while Attack rolling will now properly count as Critical Hits to add a bit more oomph and fun to the dice being in your favor.
    Read more about this in the [Roleplay System] section of the forums.
  • More weapon related rules and making current rules more up to date.
    Some slight changes to the choice of weapon types, which will be updated later on the sheet template as well.
OVERHAUL RECAP
FORUMS
Check out notable threads and forums! They are there for your convenience or perhaps you would just like to let the community know what you're up to or view new additions or reworks of the lore and systems.
More threads coming soon!
CONTRIBUTION
It's the most festive month of the year! Christmas is coming soon!​
For the occasion, there will be an appropriately festive holiday pack in the [Contribution Store]​
for those that would like to support the server and be at their holiday’s best.​
This bundle will be coming at some point in December so keep an eye out for a separate announcement such as on our Discord.
Help Keep Osria Alive is an ever present donation option at the [Contribution Store]. Donations of this kind will earn you points that have a bunch of uses to further customize your presence on the server and forums.
Keep an eye out for seasonal bundles that may temporarily appear in the store from time to time, they’ll be announced in our Newsletters.
Here's the perks you can get with points from donations;
1 Os Point per purchase for the following;
  • Custom tags
  • Custom log-in message
  • Custom log-out message
  • Custom Forum Badge
For custom messages and tags, they must fit the theme of the server. You may also have colours or gradients implemented in your messages and tags. For the forum badges, ensure the images fit into the frame to display clearly as a badge. You may create a Community Team ticket or poke a CT member In-Game. (You can get more points over at Help Keep Osria Alive)
  • 1 point for one custom message or tag with any one colour.
  • 2 points for any one colour to highlight your name or character's name for a custom message
  • 3 points for a gradient for a tag | No gradients for custom messages
  • 4 points for a custom forum badge
  • 5 points for a custom animated forum badge

∘°❉ COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES ❉°∘
Movie Nights
Have you been keeping up to date with the Community Polls on the Osria Discord? Keep an eye out for the discord pings whenever Movie Night is on! Community Team hosts regular movie or series nights on the weekends. It's a fun way to meet other people in the community or watch a great show that was voted on by people!
These will typically happen the second and fourth weekend of the month.
Trivia Nights
Interested in testing your knowledge of the available lore of Osria? Starting in November a new addition arrives to the weekly Community Team hosted event in the Osria Discord. Participate in answering a changing selection of questions about Osria and earn Crystals for getting all answers correct. There’s even a bonus in it for the first person to do so!
Expect standard questions and multiple choice with more variants being added in the future.
These will typically happen the first and third weekend of the month.
Challenges
Once a month, a question will be introduced on each newsletter. There are 3 awards for the first 3 people to guess the answer right. People must open a Community Team ticket on the Osria Discord to post their answers!​
To commemorate the new version of Sunnydale (Spawn) going live and most priority overhauls therefor being finished, all 3 winners of this month’s riddle will receive the Wub Tag:
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  • First Place: recieve the Wub Tag and 200 crystals. Winner: Jasper151627237
  • Second Place: recieve the Wub Tag and 150 crystals. Winner: Sir_Balinor
  • Third Place: recieve the Wub Tag and 100 crystals. Winner: Stevairus
Question of the Month
In some I instill fear while others find me cute,
figuring out if I'm harmful is only for the astute.
My nature is often capricious,
as I am on the prowl for something delicious.
There are some that dare to keep me as a pet,
but whether I'm about to pounce will still make you fret.
Hard to catch even when walled,
when spotted: what am I commonly called?
 
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Hello, Lovelies
This is our first year celebrating Christmas as a server, so we have plenty of items for you to show off in-game or on the forums! You can find the pack over at our Contribution Store. Here's what you can get below;

Tags: If you would like to change any of these tags with a different colour, you can do so with Os Points. See below to see what you can get.

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Badges: Please make sure to make a Community Team Ticket with evidence of your purchase so that staff can add the following items. You can enable or disable badges by going to your profile and clicking on badges.

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Merry Christmas Forum Tag: Make sure to mention in your Community Team Ticket that you have purchased this pack

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1 Os Point per purchase for the following;
  • Custom tags
  • Custom log-in message
  • Custom log-out message
  • Custom Forum Badge
For custom messages and tags, they must fit the theme of the server. You may also have colours or gradients implemented in your messages and tags. For the forum badges, ensure the images fit into the frame to display clearly as a badge. You may create a Community Team ticket or poke a CT member In-Game. (You can get more points over at Help Keep Osria Alive)
  • 1 point for one custom message or tag with any one colour.
  • 2 points for any one colour to highlight your name or character's name for a custom message
  • 3 points for a gradient for a tag | No gradients for custom messages
  • 4 points for a custom forum badge
  • 5 points for a custom animated forum badge
Merry Christmas, everyone!
 
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