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News / Site Updates
« on: June 11, 2019, 07:21:14 PM »
Summer Edition!

Once again your lovely admin have struck with site improvements galor! This round of site updates include the results of our Blood Pregnancy Poll. A big thanks to everyone who weighed in. We appreciate your opinions. The lore has been updated so that Blood females are now capable of using their Craft during pregnancy, but will not be able to access the depth of their Jewels or their psychic cabinets. Get those important bits out before the seed sticks ladies!

"During pregnancy Blood women do not have access to their Jewels, if they wear them. Their Jewels must be drained regularly during this time so that the excess of power does not harm the fetus. During pregnancy they do not have access to their psychic cabinets or the things they have stored there and may only use the most basic of Craft, like all Jeweless Blood."

Another exciting addition is Shifter Craft! You can find it in our newly reorganized Craft & Craft Point Section (thanks for cleaning it up dergon!) If you have An Corithe, Moidyn Varrey or Angnuk characters already approved you can request a 3 point craft bundle to use on this newly available craft form. This is only for characters already approved, future and current WiPs will need to use the 15 allotted points at creation. To request your point bundle simply reply in this thread with a link to each characters’ accepted application. We will be awarding each one a 3 point craft bundle. The bundles will be sent to your OOC account in the next few days

We have also capped family jewel rolls. If you need a dark jewelled family roll for some reason, you can purchase an item for them in the shop and redeem it through the transactions thread as usual.

Thanks for a very successful 2 years of storytelling guys! Here’s to another decade or ten!

Rakuta Province / On Sunset Wings
« on: April 20, 2019, 05:23:23 AM »

A wild dragon appears!


Winter stillness over fields of milling livestock and the homes of their masters beyond. A normal stillness for Hayll in the early winter, a silence that lingers for a moment longer before quiet disjointed voices were drowned out under the screaming panic of animals. Screaming panic that drew their masters out to the fields, confusion in some, anger in others at the lack of an obvious threat.

Grumbles along the estates, farmers and stablehands alike turning to settle animals or return to their posts. Animals panicked at air if it blew loudly enough. Nothing to worry about, nothing to panic over even as the animals pranced and circled, bolting for freedom or tearing at stall doors.

Quiet, the humans insisted even as the night’s stillness was broken by animals reaching a fever pitch with no immediate sign of predator or threat across the district. Just the rising wind and rising animal fear.

A howl of wind loud enough to tear from the bordering mountains with a wail, the leathery snap of wings and a deep rumbling like thunder following the second gust of wind and powdery snow brought eyes skyward as a massive shadow crossed the full moon. Moonlight gleamed off violet scales, turned gold to silver and highlighted the gaping maw as the beast circled.

Disjointed voices to screams and screams to disembodied sobbing while the dragon descended into the field to catch livestock and human alike in its claws. Its kin had taken Dena Nehele now gleaming Hayll had lured a flying serpent of their own.

Marketplace / The Rumor Mill
« on: February 03, 2019, 09:37:46 PM »
Sometimes it can be hard to know what a character should know. For the sake of opening plots and aiding character development Witchlight has created a rumor mill section in our side bar. Purchase a rumor slot for only 25 marks in the shop, then post here with the rumor you want displayed. Rumors display at random just like our wanted ad spotlight so check often to see the fun things your characters could be hearing through the grapevine!

Territory Leaders: You get one free rumor slot for you territory! You're welcome.

News / Site Awards
« on: January 09, 2019, 08:51:00 PM »

News / post template
« on: December 10, 2018, 12:57:04 AM »
For the convenience of our members a simple post template has been developed. This post is an example of the template. You can change the outer border color, the small border color, and the inside post color. The colors must be listed in that order inside of the bbcode. It accepts websafe color names (red, black, aliceblue, etc) or hex codes. PM Jones with any questions or issues.

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[prettypost=#ececec, pink, #6B7077][/prettypost]

Racial Lore / Dragons
« on: December 01, 2018, 07:04:56 PM »
Inspired by: dragons
Written by: staff

image custom designed by Salem for Witchlight use only

Average Lifespan: Uknown
Average Height:
  • Male: Unknown
  • Female: Unknown
Average Weight:
  • Male: Unknown
  • Female: Uknown

There are a dozen origin theories throughout the Realms. Each territory harbors its own believes and myths, but they all have one thread in common. Dragons exist, or existed, and that the Jewels granted to the Blood upon their Ceremonies have come some how, some way, from these beasts of the Darkness.

Few have been seen in living memory, and those that have been glimpsed, almost none believe the stories. Tapestries and stories depict serpentine creatures, with long, reptilian snouts and slitted eyes. Coloration varies widely, from snowy White to darkest Black. And all bear fearsome wings.

No one can say what to expect from a dragon. Hardly none have even venture into the Fyreborn Islands to tangle with the lesser wyrms that live there. Dragons are but legends and dreams. Friend, foe? Minds run wild with imaginings.

**this race is not currently playable on witchlight but may be used for plots**

News / Territory Update: Little Kaeleer & Pruul
« on: December 01, 2018, 06:50:42 PM »
Territory Update
retiring lore

With the conclusion of Fall Clean Up, staff has gone through and purged inactive accounts. Some of these accounts have been linked to members running Territories.

As of now we are closing Little Kaeleer and Pruul and retiring the lore. Please go through and reply to your Little Kaeleer applications with the following options:
  • Territory Name - If you would like your character transferred to a new territory home.
  • Archive - If you would like to give up the character. They can always be retrieved later.
  • Pend - If you would like to rework them to fit somewhere else. We will move them to the In Progress forum.

News / Fall Clean Up
« on: November 01, 2018, 05:13:21 PM »
Fall Clean Up
it's like spring but with more orange

In thanks for our members, we're going to be giving out triple marks for every app finished in the month of November. Our pending forum has a whole three pages of backlog! We know most people will be busy with Nano this month, so we're doing some giving and some cleaning while you're busy writing your novels.

At the end of the month all unfinished applications posted before October 2018 will be archived. And all accounts that have not taken part in the forum or discord will be set to inactive to help tidy things up.

News Archive / Trick-or-Treat at Witchlight 2018
« on: October 02, 2018, 08:31:30 PM »
Trick-or-Treat with Witchlight!
In the spirit of the approaching holiday your admins have cooked up yet another wonderful way to reap the benefits of writing with us! For the month of October every word you post In Character will get double marks. Completing threads that were started in October will also get you some great prizes at the end of the month.

Instead of knocking on random doors for random candy, you’ll be rewarded for completing threads in different territories to get random shinies from the shop! All you have to do to participate is write! Enjoy the fun everyone.

Rules & Help / Refer a friend & Site Review incentives
« on: October 01, 2018, 12:44:32 PM »
Bring your own (writing)buddies!

We love rewards, and we love rewarding our members. In our efforts to find new and fun ways to do just that we are implementing a friend referral program. From now on you will receive marks for the following:

25 marks for every friend that joins the forum and discord server.
25 marks for your friends first accepted application.
25 marks for your friends first IC post.

But wait! There’s more…

While welcoming our friends onto the site is a fun way to get more people writing with us, we don’t know everyone. Members that leave reviews on resource sites will be rewarded for sharing the Witchlight love. Your first review will net you 100 marks! If you give us another review you’ll be gifted a randomly selected item from the shop. Just shoot The Darkness account a PM with a link to the directory you reviewed the site on and your rewards will be on their way.

News / Territory Update: Dena Nehele
« on: September 19, 2018, 04:37:07 PM »
Territory Update
retiring lore

At the end of the current IC season, summer, we will be retiring the lore for Dena Nehele. As of now, we will no longer be accepting characters for the territory at this time.

Your current characters in DN will have the chance to take part in some plots coming up later in the season, so do not despair! No brain babies will be lost in the retiring of this territory.

Unless they die, of course. >:D

News / Roleplay Community Awards
« on: August 13, 2018, 12:39:43 PM »
If you love Witchlight
check us out on rpg-i

We are very pleased to announce that Witchlight has been nominated in the Best Established Site category for Rpg-Iniative’s 2018 Roleplay Community Awards!

Thank you so much for nominating us, @Jenn we truly appreciate the support of our members. Voting has opened. Anyone that is a member of The Initiative and made at least 10 posts by poll closing can vote. There are numerous categories, with resources and members up for awards too. So if you’re not already a member of this excellent rpg resource forum now is an exciting time to join!

News / Site Updates
« on: June 30, 2018, 01:40:02 PM »
Oh no, what happened?!
just some stuff & things

After the retirement of Skye and Siera, Jones was promoted to staff (in case you didn't notice that someone else was rolling our your Jewels and approving your apps). Behind the scenes the staff has been busily working out the kinks of a brand new skin! Here it is, after much trial, tribulation, and an accidental vanishing of all visible forums.

Consider it an anniversary gift, some months belated!

You may have noticed a few small details changing on the site while we were doing this. From the title font, to the avatar for the Darkness account. Below are a few more things that have changed along the way:

A new rule regarding lore checks.
A Note to Territory Leaders: You have 5 days to complete lore checks before applications will be approved based on staff understanding of your lore. A second reminder that there are pending checks will be sent out on day 3.

And a change to the territory leadership rule. You may now claim two territories, and play the ruler of those territories. If you would like to alter your lore and change any apps to accommodate this new rule, please ping a staff member.

News Archive / PSA: Hosting & Nharkava
« on: June 06, 2018, 06:03:33 PM »
We're moving!
but we're not actually going anywhere

Our lovely Siera has been hosting Witchlight for this last year and some odd months. While she offered to continue hosting us despite her retirement from Witchlight (we will miss you!), we have decided to move to new hosting so we don't have to bother the busy bee Siera every time we need to upload things.

Our lovely retiree Skye (we will miss her too!) has also offered to help us with the move since she knows the forum software best. On Tuesday she will take the site offline and shift everything to our new host.

While we have back ups and Skye is very good with code, it would be wise to back up anything important you don't have saved from Witchlight. Technology is fickle and I would hate to see anyone lose their apps for favorite threads. We'll also be making a list of each person's marks, so please have them all transferred to your parent account come Monday!

One little blip on the radar, and things will continue on as they always have.

& so is Nharkava
but that's actually going somewhere

With Siera retiring, she and Skye will be taking their Nharkava lore with them. All characters from this territory will need to find new homes and the lore will be retired from play. You will not have to completely rework your Nharkava characters, but if you would like to, PM dergon and she'll move your app back to the pending forum for edits.

Otherwise, please reply to your Nharkava character's application with their new territory home so they can be resorted.

News Archive / [SITE EVENT] The Winds Are Changing
« on: April 01, 2018, 09:32:20 PM »
The Winds Are Changing
AW 102 [Winter] - Present

It's been 101 years since Witch was overthrown. 101 long years since any of the winds lighter than Purple Dusk has been usable without the threat of certain death. Spring was just around the corner and everyone was feeling a little bit happier. For some it had felt like winter had lasted forever and while others were sad to see the season starting to leave, there was still joy in the air. It was a warm winter day and everyone was going about their business when things changed. Anyone who was riding the winds was knocked off course. People landed everywhere, confused by what had happened. It wasn’t until after that people got a sense of what had happened. The Summer-sky Wind had stabilized. The Summer-sky wind had stabilized.

Thrown From the Winds?

When the Summer-sky Wind stabilized, it suddenly opened up pathways that were not there previously. Though some people made it to their destinations safely, albeit with some turbulence along the way, others were not so lucky. For those that were thrown off course and bumped from the Winds, some ended up only a short distance from where they were headed whereas others landed in different territories altogether. Were you one of the lucky ones or are you now trying to figure out just where you landed?

Feel the Change

The stabilization could be felt even by those that weren't currently traveling on the Winds to begin with. The wind suddenly became calmer and those that wear Summer-sky jewels could feel the difference as it is now at their fingertips. Those that wear lighter jewels could likely feel a shift as well, even if they don't have access to the wind themselves. At the very least, a lot of people probably witnessed others during their surprise landings.

Related Threads

Please use the thread tags to mark all posts relating to this event as SITE EVENT. They will be added to the list below so that they are all kept in one place.

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