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┌─── ∘°❉ June Newsletter ❉°∘ ───┐
Tor's Grasp, year 124

~Hello Seekers~
Welcome to the ninth Osrian Newsletter release!

It’s June, so first of all we’d like to wish everyone a happy Pride Month!

In the past month we’ve seen a decent expansion of the Staff team, allowing us to tackle more tasks to fine-tune and expand the server’s lore and some of the systems, as well as progressing through the main ongoing story arc.

A very important update in relation to this all, is having found a way to let people participate in higher level events together again through the Event Balancing mechanic. This way people won’t have to feel left behind if their friends end up outleveling them with the characters they interact with the most.

Don’t forget to keep up to date with our current Arc: [Furore: Planar Chaos]!
Happy roleplaying!


Our monthly newsletters offer a quick overview on notable changes and additions that happened over the previous month.
If you’re looking for these updates and recaps, you’re in the right place!
Keep an eye out for other points of interest such as the monthly question or riddle for a chance to earn a title and Crystals, as well as news regarding server contribution or temporary season related bundles.
We continue to strive for engagement with the community and providing enjoyment to all partaking in Osria’s RP experience.


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

Happy Roleplaying
∘°❉ SERVER UPDATES ❉°∘
NEW SEEKERS
  • With this section we’d like to welcome all the new Seekers that have joined Osria and completed the Whitelisting process.
    Happy Roleplaying!
STAFF
  • Passive & Active Story Team: Joining both sides of the Story Team, we have Brave joining us starting in May. Welcome to Osria’s staff!
  • Passive Story Team & Community Outreach: We’re welcoming back Animelife190 after a period of absence and other priorities. Good to have you back!
  • Active Story Team, Build Team & Moderation: While initially having joined Active Story Team and Moderation, Kali_Chandra has in the meantime also taken up a position as the Co-ordinator for Build Team to help them along. Your guidance is much appreciated.
  • Moderation: The one, the only, Jasper151627237 has now joined the ranks of our Moderation team. Welcome to the team!
EVENTS
  • [!] Current Story Arc: [Furore: Planar Chaos]
    We’re getting closer to the proper endgame of this story arc, with much being set up for a few major event locations.Keep an eye out for more event announcements involving the arc.
    Currently (as of mid-June now), Faygarde is under threat of the Cults of Hell whom will threaten the settlement within 3 months at the end of their ritual.



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.
LORE
  • New Additions.
    For May, we’ve seen the public addition of the Fnoofle for Fauna and among Metals and Minerals there is now added lore for Abyssium.
  • Works in Progress.
    Though not added yet to the forums, a bunch of lore entries are in the works by Story Team staff to continuously expand on the flora, fauna and more of Xenron. Even if these are not visible to the public yet, know that there is plenty in the pipeline.



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]
Did you know you can submit your own lore or write lore for a reward?

Click [Here] to find out more!
SYSTEMS
  • Patch 1.1.2
    • A [Passive Builder] has been created to help standardize passives and make it easier for people to design their own.
      Old Passives are permitted to be updated using the [Passive Builder] if they are weaker than what the builder allows.
    • For Martials, there now are [Martial Masteries] you get to choose at Lvl 10 and Lvl 20, along with a new Feature at Lvl 5 and Lvl 29.
      These replace Multi-Attack, but this can still be chosen as a Feature instead.
  • Patch 1.1.3.
    • A new mechanic is introduced in the form of [Event Balancing]. This is meant to Auto-Balance encounters based on the levels of the people participating, allowing lower level characters to go on events with higher level characterswithout running as much of a risk of being unable to survive the encounter.
      With this new mechanic, Level Difference Restrictions are now removed on parties.
    • A rule has been added, permitting gatherings to be part of a Main Storyline Event.
  • Build a Spell Extended
    • Instant Damage & Damage-over-Time are now limited to 3 & 2 applications respectively on a spell to prevent abuse.
    • Smite is adjusted to a Targeting-Type with a +4 Cost. It requires a Duration to allow the spell to Miss and still be usable on future attacks until used up.
    • Further info can be found [here].



To keep up to date on additions and changes to our system outside of the monthly newsletter,
be sure to visit [
Changes & Updates] on the Osria Forums and the # quick-patches channel in the Osria Roleplay Discord.
RECENT ADDITIONS & UPDATES
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
Server Voting
You can vote daily for Osria via the Vote button on the Forum’s Navigation Bar.​
This helps to keep Osria visible on the server listings and giving more players a chance to discover our community!​
Currently Osria can be voted for on Planet Minecraft, Minecraft-MP, Polymart & Minecraft Server List.​
Each daily vote also earns you 5 Crystals as a thank you.​
Comments & Reviews
We appreciate any comments or reviews for Osria on some of the Voting websites that our server is listed on!​

Currently Planet Minecraft & Minecraft Server List support leaving a comment/review.​
Leaving a comment or review on one of these grants a one-time reward of 200 Crystals.​
For both, we have a special Tag as a thank you​
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If you have made a review, please open a Community Ticket on the main discord with screenshots.​
Friend Referrals
Enjoying the server and thinking of inviting your friends over?​
When you manage to get someone interested into joining Osria and they complete the Whitelisting process while mentioning you as the one to invite them,​
a referral reward of 300 Crystals is granted.​
Contribution Store
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 ❉°∘
Seasonal Events
Starting this year, Osria’s community team will be bringing in more seasonal community events for everyone to enjoy.​
Art and skin contests? Showing off one’s creativity in various manners? Something fitting for the different annual holidays?​
Stay tuned closer to these dates to find out more.​
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!
Community Games
Who vented? Fallen and can’t get up? Surprise Energy Sword by a pink Master Chief?​
From time to time, someone from staff might set up a multiplayer game for interested players to play together, some of these being free-to-play titles too.​
Discord also offers a selection of easy to start up multiplayer games with no added effort of set-up or installations needed!​
If you feel like taking a break from roleplaying but still want to have fun together with the community, this might just be a fun alternative to unwind through!​
Keep an eye out for when these multiplayer game sessions might pop up.​
Trivia Trials
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.
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!​
The 3 winners of this month’s riddle will receive the [Society] Tag:​
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  • First Place: recieve the [Society] Tag and 300 crystals. Winner: TBD
  • Second Place: recieve the [Society] Tag and 200 crystals. Winner: TBD
  • Third Place: recieve the [Society] Tag and 100 crystals. Winner: TBD
Riddle of the Month
Not all that glitters is made of gold,
yet they are still often beautiful to behold.
Valued for more than simple decoration,
many of them hold power beyond imagination.
Through skilled hands of those capable of Enchanting,
their boons upon arms and armor alike rarely leave the wearer wanting.
Many a variety are found throughout the lands,
how many gems currently exist that have been exchanged through people's hands?
 
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