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Upcoming patch and reboot of the game need to knows.

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Information regarding in game dynamics before and after the upcoming patch.

The last reboot went over really well. Everyone adapted and rolled with everything we threw out there and then some. We had a lot of activity in game and it went great for a long time. The last couple of years things have slowed down in activity and in population. Sometimes in Underlight and much like anything else, things need direction. We, along with most of you guys, feel that it would be a great time for another one of those reboots to the game to help breath new life into it.

Back in lyra we had some driving forces, such as essence manipulation and illuminate/Freesoul. That was something that kept political interaction between houses and players, great roleplay opportunities and so much more. And even though all of that is a thing of the past, bringing in something similar or along the same lines seemed like something in the polls that everyone wanted. If there are no belief systems at play, it leaves for stagnation.

With helping with direction, we've decided to bring in three opened, traditional houses. The traditional houses are basically what they are now. Player lead and operated. Without giving away too much about what the story arc is intended, just know that what we are bringing in, or bringing back, will have story and meaning behind it once we go back after the patch and it all unfolds.

Here is a look into what the traditional houses will be with a summary of each:


Formerly known as Union of the Covenant: The Ancient Temple


Introduction
The Ancient Temple stands as a beacon of spiritual enlightenment, dedicated to the pursuit of higher truths and the restoration of balance in the realm of dreams. Governed by a priesthood sworn to the service of Bashir and Harmate, our house embraces diversity of belief and encourages the continual growth of its members on the path towards enlightenment. Rooted in the Cult of the 13, our temple acknowledges the ever-expanding pantheon of deities and entities, with Bashir and his Throne sitting in authority over them and The Ancient Temple. We recognize the intricate web of divine influence woven throughout the cosmos, guiding souls towards their ultimate destiny.

Propagation of Beliefs: Spread the teachings of Bashir, Harmate, and The Ancient Temple, enlightening all who would listen within the City of Dreams.

Principles of Governance
For the Faithful of Bashir: Adhere to the Four Pillars - Growth, Conflict, Sacrifice, and Discipline - and embody the essence of power and enlightenment.

For the Followers of Harmate: Uphold Her Decrees - Equilibrium, Meditation, Justice, and Harmony and embracing the path of balance and spiritual harmony.


Protectors of Radiance: (location at its original stronghold) Lyra version through some point in time.

Amidst the city's surroundings and radiant skies, you'll find the Protectors of Radiance—a symbol of hope and bravery. Our home is a sanctuary for those who envision a place free from oppression and darkness. Protectors of Radiance are united by commitment and sworn duty to defend the city. Inspired by the Luminary Guardian, we embark on missions within the city. We see its presence as a beacon of personal growth, enlightenment, and hope. We believe in the Luminary Guardian's essence, finding strength in its guidance.

Beliefs:

Protection of the city:

The duty of the Protectors of Radiance is to protect our brothers and sisters, the city, and the natures of it. Whether they stem from within its walls or from the realms beyond.. We will patrol its paths, explore its planes, and stand ready to defend its borders from any who breach with harmful cause from other realms

Paths of the Radiance:

Path of Enlightenment: This path is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and understanding of the city, its inhabitants, and nature, guided by the radiant energy. Through various projects and endeavors, we seek to uncover the mysteries of the city and its inhabitants, drawing inspiration and guidance from the power of the Luminary Guardian. Learning and strengthening the avatar.

Path of Devotion: Our path is of devotion to our brothers and sisters, and the natures existing within the dream for this noble cause. Through the intense heat and flames, we forge creations to help better the city, offer training to the city to aid in its protection.

We view darks as natural enemies.


Formerly known as Keepers of Eternal Shadow: Scryers of Truth (Shades of Truth version through some point in time)

Scryers of Truth:

At the heart of the belief system lies a profound reverence for truth, which we seek to uncover through various means. The Scryers place great trust in the messages conveyed by the Dream Weaver, whom they are dedicated followers of. Through scrying, a mystical practice that allows us to glimpse into the fabric of the Dream, we uncover the hidden truths that elude ordinary perception.

In our quest for knowledge, we do not limit ourselves to conventional methods of study. Instead, we cast our nets wide, exploring the far reaches of the dream and beyond. Along the journey, we engage with darks to understand their customs and culture. We meditate upon the sacred teachings of the Holy Trees, seeking to gain insights into the fundamental natures that exist.. We venture into remote caves, communing with sprites, honoring their presence and learning from their ancient wisdom.

Branches of the Scryers of Truth: Scryers and Researchers


Non Traditional houses

These are not considered houses in the traditional sense. We hope that you will not view dreamers that are "dual crested" in to the teaching group as such. These houses will serve their own unique purpose with no rulers/guardians leading it, and will serve no set of beliefs.

Wordsmith guild/Dreamlore -uncrested (some rooms opened and used)
Master Teachers/teaching -MTs can choose to crest, but not a requirement
Freespirit Congregation- uncrested, house opened
Home of the Antagonist - no player members
City Guard (location is TBD, may or may not be at one of the houses)


There will also be incentives and such brought in for the Traditional houses.

Also, there is going to be a very firm requirement for being Ruler/Guardians in houses. Those positions are there to drive the house and promote activity. It are for active players -only-
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It seems like the patch is approaching quickly. There were merges with the new content, meetings, and a testing server put up yesterday. Koi-Cryptic is sending over the level edits to be put in by tomorrow. So we are well on our way. After everything is put in, we will have to see if it went in successfully, then begin testing and then work out any fixes that may arise, more testing, and then comes a patch date.

In regards to the Houses that were posted over the weekend. We had a lot of positive feedback regarding the house changes, save a couple. And thank you to those that may be losing something you worked on, that may have went stagnant for one reason or another, but are embracing the change in hopes for more motiviation, fun and activity within the city.

Houses need a solid belief system that can help motivate and drive activity. If a house opens and becomes stagnant, the purpose of that house is no longer doing the houses intention. It is up to no one but the house to drive activity and that is why we created three house choices to suit every single need of a character, combined with solid belief systems.

Some had plans for things in game and with houses/groups that we had no knowledge of. Updates on your character and happenings is critical during times like this when expected changes are coming and being worked on.

These changes have been in the works for weeks/months. Many polls went up about the changes, we knew it was coming and were asked to prepare, so if you do need to discuss anything, you should reach out to us asap. :)

If you have any lingering concerns, questions, or feedback, please email us at roleplaying@underlight.com and we will be glad to address them or help you with ideas if you need them for transitioning to new things. Thank you!
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Protectors of Radiance

Beliefs and Charter of the Protectors of Radiance:

The Protectors of Radiance stand as beacons of hope and courage. Our sanctuary offers solace to those who seek emancipation from oppression and darkness.

We are united by our commitment and sworn duty to safeguard the city and its inhabitants. Inspired by the Luminary Guardian, we embark on missions within the Dream, drawing strength from its radiant essence and embracing its teachings.

We explore the city looking for new ways to improve our defenses and protect our way of dreaming. We believe that the city holds many uncovered secrets and knowledge that will prove useful in our goal.

The Luminary Guardian: The collective spirits of past Protectors, revered by members as a symbol of hope and inspiration. This entity encompasses all those who previously walked this radiant path and provides guidance to the current protectors when they need it most. The Protectors seek the wisdom and guidance of the Luminary Guardian to help forge their path forward.

View on Dark Mares: Their watch over the city perceives nightmares as threats, and they remain vigilant in seeking their destruction.

Training and Development: The Protectors of Radiance are committed to providing training and development programs aimed at unlocking the full potential of every member in combat and strategic proficiency. We not only encourage, but also embrace continuous improvement from all members.

Forging and Creation: We harness the energy present in natural resources to craft tools not only for defense but also for creation. Through this process, we forge items through flame, each creation serving as a testament to the dedication and skill of our members.

Oath of Allegiance:
Every member of the Protectors of Radiance
shall swear an oath of allegiance to their brothers and sisters. This oath binds us in duty and honor and guides our actions and decisions in service to the greater good.

A Protector will travel down one of two paths during their service to the cause…

Path of Devotion:


Members of this path are dedicated to the protection and honor of the city and its inhabitants. Those who follow this path believe in the individuality of others and honor the sovereignty of other houses. They function as ambassadors to the other citizens of the city, seeking unity and cooperation among all dreamers. They also serve as advocates to those whose actions may be misrepresented.

Ambassadors
Advocates
Peacekeepers

Path of Radiance:

Descendants of the Lyra era, they maintain their crusader spirit, faithful in their mission to uphold the charge entrusted to them. This path is more militaristic in nature, focusing on the defense of the city without concern for external authority. Members of this path believe strongly in their independence and the overall goal of protecting the city at all costs. The politics and feelings of other houses hold no significant merit to them. They believe that overall safety stands above all else. These members consider themselves to be the city guard.

City Guard
Sovereign Citizens
Crusaders
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Charter and Beliefs of The Ancient Temple

Established by the Devout Adherents of Bashir and Harmate

Introduction
The Ancient Temple stands as a beacon of spiritual enlightenment, dedicated to the pursuit of higher truths and the restoration of balance in the realm of dreams. Governed by a priesthood sworn to the service of Bashir and Harmate, our house embraces diversity of belief and encourages the continual growth of its members on the path towards enlightenment. Rooted in the Cult of the 13, our temple acknowledges the ever-expanding pantheon of deities and entities, with Bashir and his Throne sitting in authority over them and The Ancient Temple. We recognize the intricate web of divine influence woven throughout the cosmos, guiding souls towards their ultimate destiny.

Rulership and Governance
At the helm of The Ancient Temple, the Priesthood reigns supreme. Only those who have devoted themselves wholeheartedly to the service of Bashir and Harmate, or other officially recognized entities that time may be revealed to us - becoming pact-sworn High Priests or Priestesses, may hold positions of authority within our sacred halls.

The Guardian rank serves as a stepping stone for aspirants on their journey toward full initiation into the mysteries of the Temple. Guardians are tasked with upholding the Temple's teachings and safeguarding its sanctity. Their work and duty will see them moving ever closer to reaching the Priesthood and being prepared for the swearing of the Pacts required.

Initiates make up the heart, soul, and body of the Temple congregation. The Temple welcomes all lay people to join us and begin their quest for spiritual understanding and greater individual power.

Promotion within our ranks is not based on arbitrary factors such as seniority or personal connections. Instead, it is earned through demonstrated spiritual growth, adherence to the Temple's charter, and contributions toward the collective enlightenment of our congregation.

Adherence to Principles
Members of The Ancient Temple are bound by sacred oaths to uphold the following principles:

Gathering Essences: In service to the Prime, members are duty-bound to gather essences, strengthening ourselves and our gods.

Continuous Growth: Stagnation is forbidden. Personal growth must be a perpetual journey, enriching ourselves and our fellow brethren.

Resolution of Conflicts: Interpersonal conflicts shall be resolved through mediation within the Temple, ensuring harmony and unity among our members.

Exclusivity of Membership: Dual crests are prohibited. Members may not swear themselves (Dual-Crest) to other noble houses and temples, ensuring undivided loyalty to The Ancient Temple.

Propagation of Beliefs
: Spread the teachings of Bashir, Harmate, and The Ancient Temple, enlightening all who would listen within the City of Dreams.

Principles of Governance

For the Faithful of Bashir: Adhere to the Four Pillars - Growth, Conflict, Sacrifice, and Discipline - and embody the essence of power and enlightenment.

For the Followers of Harmate: Uphold Her Decrees - Equilibrium, Meditation, Justice, and Harmony and embracing the path of balance and spiritual harmony.

Essence Arts
The Ancient Temple maintains a neutral stance regarding essence arts, encouraging dreamers to wield essences that align with their spiritual journey so long as it serves the greater good of the Temple.

Treatment of Dark Mares

Recognizing the existence of Darkmares within the City of Dreams, The Ancient Temple acknowledges their unique society while remaining vigilant against chaos and violence. Members shall treat Darkmares as sentient beings, assessing each case individually and extending compassion without discrimination.

In conclusion, The Ancient Temple is a bastion of spiritual enlightenment, guided by the divine wisdom of Bashir and Harmate. Through adherence to our charter and unwavering dedication to the pursuit of higher truths, we shall continue to illuminate the path toward transcendence for all who seek it within the City of Dreams.
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Scryers of Truth

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The Scryers of Truth are relentless in their quest for understanding through exploring, researching, and interests of study. This dedication to scholarly pursuits often manifests in branches within the house, where members delve into research, experimentation, and the acquisition of wisdom.

The Scryers of Truth believe in the researching of the city's past, present and possible future. The Scryers believe in scrying, an act that allows them to see visions of what may be to come. The structure is based on the understanding of truth in all things in the city, including, but not limited to planes, fonts, talismans, arts, dreamers, beasts and so on.

The Scryers of Truth, function as prophets within the City of Dreams, embark on a quest for enlightenment and understanding. They are dedicated followers of the Dream Weaver, committed to unraveling the mysteries of the Dream.


The "Dream Weaver" a mystical figure believed to be able to traverse the realms of dreams and realities, wielding the power of imagination to shape the fate of the City... Although their true identity remains shrouded in mystery, the "Dream Weaver" is revered as a guiding force behind the scenes, influencing the dreams and aspirations of the Scryers to align with the greater good. Some believe the "Dream Weaver" manifests in prophetic visions or lucid dreams, offering guidance and insights to those seeking enlightenment and wisdom.


Scryers of Truth unify the house through various branches. The house is set up into groups of. The Dreamweaver's main job is to sort each potential member into which branch that they will go to.


Gryffindor:
Researchers: Dedicated to the exploration of the city's past, present, and potential future, the Researchers of the Scryers of Truth delve into the archives of history and the whispers of prophecy. They analyze every facet of the dream, from its planes and fonts to its talismans and arts.

Hufflepuff:
Scryers: Masters of the art of scrying, the Scryers possess the unique ability to peer into the mysteries of the Dream. With dedication, they channel their insights to decipher the messages conveyed by the Dream Weaver. Through their mystical practice, they strive to reveal the truths that elude perception, gaining knowledge for their fellow dreamers.

Ravenclaw: Darkmare reps. This group dedicates and prides themselves on the relationship between their branch and the darks within the city.

Slytherin: Seekers of the past and future. They search for rips in the fabric of the dream. Through science and projects, they seek to find the hidden truths.
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The Scryers of Truth are seekers of knowledge and enlightenment within our city, working as prophets and researchers. Diving into the cities history. It’s past, present and future.

Central to our beliefs is the practice of scrying, where members utilize various methods to see what may come to pass. This encompasses the exploration of all areas of our city, from its planes and fonts to its talismans and arts.

Compassion guides our interactions as we seek to uplift those who aim to improve. We are driven by a need for understanding the dreamscape, as well as unlocking undiscovered secrets.

We observe the four controlling powers: Lucidity, Insight, Resilience, and Willpower, with Dreamsoul serving as the unifying force. Additionally, we undertake the study of the Anti-Elements, seeking to comprehend the intricate interplay of all ten elements that shape our reality.

Truth holds an important place in our belief system, and we use unique means to uncover it. We place our trust in the wisdom conveyed by the Dream Weaver, a mystical figure believed to be able to traverse the realms of dreams and reality. Although their idenity remains a mystery, the Dream weaver is revered for guiding us through dreams and realities towards the greater good. Whether through prophetic visions or lucid dreams, the Dream Weaver imparts guidance and insight to those on the path of enlightenment.

Scryers of Truth use many practices and studies. We go beyond conventional methods, exploring the farthest reaches of dreams and beyond. This includes engaging with the dark mares of our city to learn about their customs and cultures, meditating on the teachings of the Holy Trees, seeking to understand the natures that exist, and communing with ancient sprites in remote caves.


Branches of the Scryers of Truth include:

Researchers: Engaged in the exploration of the city's past, present, and potential future, researchers study the historical archives, listening to the prophetic whispers, and analyzing every aspect of the dream.

Scryers:
Masters of scrying, possessing the unique ability to peer into the mysteries of the Dream. Through their insights and dedication, they decipher the messages of the Dream Weaver, gaining knowledge for their fellow dreamers.
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