First devblog of the summer for me and hopefully not the last. Coming back from my hiatus slowly in all areas from logging in, events, now finally to PR and communication with the player base. That being said lets get to the meat of this devblog.
This summer Cairhien is our big theme. Last year in the fall it was the world and the tensions and eventual wars brought on by events and the players chance to participate in those. We had some really fun world events such as Malkier, The Horn of Valere, treasure hunting in the Caralain Grass. Now however it is time to deal with the repercussions of these wars and chaos in the world. What better city then Cairhien to do this, besides maybe Caemlyn. With that in mind the story arcs all revolve around the city of Cairhien and how it is being affected by the refugees, war to the south, and constantly dwindling trade.
The player base will be able to help or hinder Cairhien, form loyalties with noble houses or foreign powers, help the refugees or remove them. The opening event for the summer story arc is on May 20th at 3:00 pm PST and is the grand reopening of the Silk Path inn which if you are new, was once the Cairhien headquarters for the Children of the Light within the city. It was destroyed late last fall by two male channelers. After the destruction several player groups decided to rebuild it ICly and we are proud to be bringing it back with updated room descriptions, a memorial plate, and possible a new owner!
After the kick off event on May 20th, I will be running two public events a week and 2 semi private or private events as well. These will range from event chains to one shot mini events. I will be keeping track of all the interesting bits through devblogs and schedule event times and dates on the forums.
All that being said, I am glad to see the MUD thriving again and promise to remain active until at least the end of the summer to entertain everyone with stories, events, and the occasional contest!