June Announcements || 2020 Jun 1, 2020 16:46:22 GMT -6
Post by wish on Jun 1, 2020 16:46:22 GMT -6
JUNE ANNOUNCEMENTS 2020
As the warm weather settles over us, and as school ends, activity on the site has started to pick up again! With that, we will do our best to continue introducing plot threads to the site, so all members can contribute with their character and assist us in creating a fun and exciting warrior experience.
This month we have the Thread Completion Contest winner, OTM winners and nominations, additional stats information, a new activity check procedure, a Gathering date and time, and clan and plot updates!
This month we welcome babyblue , boarhonor , dawn , lark , princess , and zingular123 to The Apostles. Please check out the Newbie Guide, Clan & Tribe information, and Island Timeline, or if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to a staff member here on the site or on the discord. We’re excited to have you here!
As the world continues to somehow descend further into the unknown, we want our members to know that we care about them, want to listen to them, and will try to assist them however we can. While we are only an
illiteratewarriors roleplay, we know that we have built a strong, close-knit community over the last nine months, and that our staff and members have gone above and beyond to reach out to those who need it. Continue to listen to each other, talk to each other, support each other, and be there for one another.
As always, if you need to vent check out the #i-need-a-hug channel on the discord, and if you need to laugh, and just be completely stupid, please join us for game nights on Friday and Saturday nights in the #the-islands-live!
THREAD COMPLETION CONTEST ---
We plotted, we posted, we finished… so many threads! Thank you to everyone who participated in the thread completion extravaganza! Egotistic and maxx are tied for first place with 16 points each! Please message an admin to select your award.
You may choose from one of the following:
- Rare trait
- Extra character slot
- Best of 3 litter rolls
- Best of 3 battle rolls
You have also both won a limited edition Thread Completion Contest Award!
Yes, we still somehow made Rain work without internet.Thank you to everyone who participated and worked extra hard last month to finish out those threads! Please keep that momentum moving as we continue into June!
THE GATHERING DATE AND TIME --
Based on activity, we have decided to hold the Gathering on June 19, 2020, which will start at 6:00 p.m. CST. The cats attending the Gathering and further directions will be listed on June 14, 2020.
If you want a specific cat to attend the gathering, and you didn’t say so in the May Announcements, please comment below in the notes sections of the OTMs form.
OTMs WINNERS AND NOMINATIONS --
The results are in! and we are excited to announce the winners for this month's OTMs! Congratulations all! ✨
MEMBER OF THE MONTH --
We want to give a big congratulations to Raven~ for winning Member of the Month for June! Raven has stuck with us since we started in September and rps the characters: Ravenfeather, Curlycloud, Cedarflame, Owlfang, Dovekit, Briarpaw, Red
shartpaw, Maple, and Falcon.
Raven has entertained us by being highly active on the site with her *chef's kiss* delightful posts and equally delightful characters who range from friendly to fierce all in the same breath. Her willingness to toss her characters into any scenario
looks at Curlycloudhas been a cornerstone to our site, and we salute her unshakeable commitment!
When Raven isn't tossing out thirteen posts in a row, she can be found on the discord, providing us with rat updates, vet tech anecdotes, cat pics for every occasion, and memes galore. Raven goes above and beyond for the Apostles, and we couldn't be more grateful! Congratulations, cow queen! You deserve it!
CHARACTER OF THE MONTH --
It must be a trend? Eh? Because congratulations to Raven~ again! Briarpaw is this month's C-OTM! As the youngest medicine cat on the island, Briarpaw has fiercely established herself as someone who isn't afraid to fight for what she believes in! and we know that tenacity, that determination, is what led her to become such a loved and well-watched character on the site!
When most would rather cower or submit to Lichenclan's authoritative word, Briarpaw has shown bravery beyond her years by opposing her mentor and her leaders. Without Briarpaw's dedication to Starclan, the tribe would have never received the lungwort, and the medicine cat's connection to Starclan would be lost.
With an inability to be knocked down or silenced, it is no surprise that Briarpaw has become a fan-favorite. May she continue to fight for what is right in order to protect her clan-mates and reconnect with Starclan.
SHIP OF THE MONTH --
From old to new, there is little surprise that Thievingstar and Nightclaw have gained, yet again, a diligent fan-base here at The Apostles! which leads us to congratulate Bandit and rain for this month's S-OTM! While not the most loving, or adorably cute couple on the site, Thieving x Night has successfully managed to pique all of our interest with their unlikely romance.
Both face adversaries and challenges in their own clans, and it seems that these similarities is what drew them to one another. Although they meet in secret, they have managed to find support in each other's presence, even when separated by clan borders.
As their romance continues to unfold, with the added, sudden
sexy?threat from Curiosity, we all watch with bated breath to see what will happen next. Congratulations to Thievingstar and Nightclaw!
Nominations for July will last until June 12, 2020. Voting will then last from June 13, 2020 to June 30, 2020. Remember to vote with the form listed below.
[b]Member Name:[/b] Name hereADDITIONAL STAT UPDATES --
[b]Member nomination:[/b] M-OTM nomination here
[b]Character nomination:[/b] C-OTM nomination here
[b]Ship nomination:[/b] S-OTM nomination here
[b]Notes:[/b] whatever here
Based on member suggestions, Staff has started to develop an expanded stat system to use in conjunction with our current dice system on the site. We recently held a survey to better grasp what our members are interested in.
Based on the feed-back received from that survey, we have developed a preliminary expanded modifier system that will bring further refinement to our current battle dice system, while still encouraging the creativity and artistic freedom essential to roleplay.
We have a new survey to allow members to review the new system and provide feedback so Staff can further refine it. We hope that this new system will be ready to implement for the July announcements! Thank you for your feedback! Members have until June 12, 2020 to respond to the survey.
NEW ACTIVITY CHECK PROCEDURE --
Since we have only held activity checks every two months, and it seems a bit excessive to do one each month, we have decided to do manual activity checks instead.
Ie. Wish has two much time on her hands.
Instead of member driven activity checks, the staff will monitor member activity on a weekly basis. When a member’s last login date hits a month old, we will contact the member via the discord or the site to see if they are still interested in the site. If they do not respond within a week, their characters and current threads will be archived. We hope that this procedure will do a better job at cleaning up the allegiances and discarding abandoned threads than letting them sit for two months.
Additionally, if new members join the site and adopt any kits, but then ghost before the kit bio is created or even roleplayed, those kits will be forfeited and placed back up for adoption. This also applies to cats who have been adopted from other roleplayers, such as siblings.
*This does not apply to kits and/or adoptions who have been roleplayed.
MONTHLY PATROLS AND PLOT UPDATE --
With the Half-Moon completed and other plot related threads quickly reaching their narrative conclusion, there will soon be a lot of exciting things happening
aka Lichenclan is about to fuck things upon the island!
There will be no new patrols this month due to the Gathering, so make sure to check out the list of patrols (lichenclan vs. redwood and old patrols) that still need to be completed, and keep an eye out for future plot threads to be
As the days transform into the warm season of Green-leaf, here’s a recap of what has been happening on the islands.
After Orchidshade returned from the half-moon meeting and announced Minnowstar had barred her from the Moon Cave, Finchstar and Redfox held a council of war. Determined to strike back at Minnowstar’s tyranny, a patrol was sent to the moon cave in an attempt to free it from LichenClan’s rule.
- A patrol to the Tribe with herbs was successful in breaking through a ThistleClan barrier.
- Finchstar has launched an attack on LichenClan in retaliation to Minnowstar's take over of the Mooncave.
- Mousepaw and Ravenpaw were named warriors: Mousesong and Ravenfeather.
- Loudstorm is temporary deputy of RedwoodClan until Redfox is ready to resume her duties after giving birth.
Despite Thievingstar’s efforts to block passage to the sandbar path, a Redwood patrol broke through and delivered life giving herbs to the recovering Tribe.
At the same time, Thievingstar made a mysterious deal with the rogue, Curiosity, in her effort to rescue the apprentice Nettlepaw. A rescue patrol sent to assist the thorny leader entered a deadly battle. While the Clan’s distrust of outsiders grows, Ratwhisker strives to connect with their starry ancestors and assert himself as best he can as the medicine cat of ThistleClan.
- Hawktail has stepped down as deputy, Firfoot is the new deputy.
- Cedarflame and Crowfrost were killed in a rogue encounter.
- Thievingstar and Nettlepaw are recovering after a violent encounter with the rogue Curiosity.
Rebellion begins in LichenClan as cats opposed to Minnowstar’s ruthless rule meet for the first time. While the fledgling rebellion plots, Minnowstar continues to inflict punishment on those she distrusts. It is becoming clear that even cats who try to slide by in the shadows will soon have to pick a side.
In an effort to reclaim the Mooncave as neutral territory, Finchstar launched an attack on Lichenclan. Hemlockheart and Minnowstar retaliated with their battle hungry patrol in order to maintain control over their holy land.
- Hemlockheart and Minnowstar retaliate and launch a defensive attack on Redwoodclan in order to maintain control over the Mooncave.
- Lavenderpaw and Nightclaw begin to meet in secret and start a rebellion within Lichenclan.
The Tribe continues to rebuild and recover their strength after deadly sickness and storms sweep across their home. After Orchidshade and Mousepaw broke through the ThistleClan barrier to provide the tribe with the rare herb Lungwort, word of the battle between the Redwood and Thistle patrols spread. Many Tribe members remain uncertain about the benefit of their relationship with the Clans from the other side of the sandbar.
- Fog is placed on the path of Stone guard and will study under Iris.
- Hemlock is placed on the path of Prey Hunter and will study under Cloud.
- Chickadee is killed in a mudslide while helping to repair storm damage on the island.
Aging will resume as normal for the month of June. Characters will age one moon this month. Staff will update the allegiances, while members are responsible for their own character biographies. Characters that were created or born in the last week do not have to age and can wait for the next month.
Remember if you have apprentices reaching warrior age check out the requirements and ensure you meet them before putting in a ceremony request.
Note: Kits from the CurlyxYew, ShadowxYew, and BlackbirdxTalon litters are now five moons, while kits from the RedxFinch litter are now three moons.
FUTURE UPDATES --
We continue to work on smaller scale projects, such as site awards, individual clan maps, future contests, and larger updates, such as the new modifier system, a new dice plugin or edit,
getting Rain internet.
As usual, if you have any suggestions or ideas for features we can implement onto the site, please reach out to a staff member and we will add it to our list if it fits the site!
Also! Holy shit! We made it all the way to June! Isn't that awesome! We love you all!
The Apostles Staff