SUMMER

Angkar: Wet season. Precipitation is common during the late afternoon and evening hours. Vegetation grows significantly during the summer, but flooding is a danger due to the monsoons that ravage the country. The rainforest sees evenly distributed rainfall throughout the season.

Ashoka: Desert: Extremely hot and dry. Violent, heavy downpours following long dryspells. Jungle: Hot and humid with frequent, violent rainstorms.

Morrim: Relatively hot and dry, but with a chance of thunderstorms from time to time. The heat may cause forest fires.

Soto: Hot and humid, tree cover is dense while ground growth is restricted. Thunderstorms see the most amount of rainfall during the season, and it can be very windy. On occasion, there are flash floods that can destroy homes and farms built on flood plains.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

March 30th, 2018 As you might have noticed, Elenlond has changed hands and is now under new management! If you have any questions, please direct them to DaringRaven! As for the rest of the announcements, including a season change, you can find them over here at the following link!

January 16, 2018 As you might have noticed, Elenlond has a new skin, all thanks to Mel! Don't forget to check out the new OTMs as well!

December 2, 2017 Winter has settled on Elenlond, bringing sleep for some and new life for others.

September 26, 2017 With the belated arrival of autumn come some interesting developments: new OTMs, a Town Crier and the release of the Elly Awards winners!

July 14, 2017 After a bit of forum clean-up, Elly Awards season has arrived! Head on over to make your nominations!

May 31, 2017 Summer has arrived and so has activity check! That's not all though – we also have some new OTMs for you and some staff changes!


WHAT IS ELENLOND?

Elenlond is an original free-form medieval fantasy RPG set on the continent of Soare and the Scattered Isles, which are located to the south in the Sea of Diverging Waters. The four chief nations of the western side of the world—Ashoka in northern Soare, Soto in western Soare, Morrim in eastern Soare, and Angkar, the largest of the Scattered Isles—continue to experience growth and prosperity since the fall of the Mianorite gods, although power struggles within the countries—or outside of them—continue to ensue.


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  • We accept any member who wants to RP here;
  • We are an intermediate-level RPG;
  • We have been open since June 2004;
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  • CURRENT EVENTS

    Angkar: To honour the reinvigoration of the ancient city of Mondrágon, the majestic Queen Eulalia has permitted the opening of a Coliseum where people from around the world and all walks of life can test their combat skills against one another. Many have already done battle in search of honour, glory, prizes and money.

    Ashoka: In an otherwise peaceful times, Ashokans are beset with the relatively minor inconveniences of wandering undead and occasionally-aggressive giant rock worms. There has also been some controversy over the recent re-legalisation of human sacrifice.

    Morrim: Rumour has it that Emperor Leofric de Hollemark is mustering forces for a war. Though the threat from Soto’s forests has passed, the forces previously employed in watching the forest now linger at the border. Rumours also circulate of a small group that has been dispatched to make contact with the tribes of the Do’suul Mountains.

    Soto: The Sotoans have defeated the fey and liberated themselves from Méadaigh’s oppression! Preliminary efforts have been made at rebuilding the city of Madrid, which had been captured at the beginning of the war. However, the Sotoans are hindered from recovery famine. Méadaigh’s magic caused summer to persist in the Erth’netora Forest through the winter. Her power has been withdrawn and the plants die as if preparing for winter – even though it is now summer. The Sotoans must sustain off what food they can get, what creatures they can kill and what can be imported into the city from Morrim and Angkar.

    For a fuller description of our most recent events, check out our most recent edition of The Town Crier!

    daringraven
    Administrator
    Qayin Graves
    SHADOW
    Supporting Admin.

    Kestrel Sumner (Shadow)
    Kindle Blackheath
    Orion de Lacey
    Sinadryn Arsydian
    Welcome to our home, a world in which anything can happen. From sprawling deserts and vast forests to massive volcanoes and luscious hot springs, Soare and the Scattered Isles are beautiful places just waiting to be explored. For the brave and the bold or the cautious and the wary, creatures of all kinds roam the earth, looking for adventure or for a place to call their own. Species of all kinds - the well-known and the unknown - thrive here, though not always in harmony.

    Elenlond is an original medieval fantasy RPG with a world that's as broad as it is unique. Calling on characters of all kinds, the sky's the limit in a world where boundaries are blurred and the imagination runs rampant. Restrictions are limited and members are encouraged to embrace their creativity, to see where they can go and what they can do. It's no longer just text on a page - it becomes real.

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    Topic Started: Feb 23 2018, 05:14 PM (502 Views)
    Kestrel Sumner
    And then she was gone, her hips swinging as the knives jostled her thighs, passing by guards with her head held high, a haughty smile upon her lips.

    As many of you know, Elenlond has been around for a long, long time—14 years this June, in fact. I took over the forum after its predecessor, Mianor, went down. That Elly has lasted this long and been loved by so many people is simply amazing, and I am so grateful and awed to have been a part of this community.

    It is with mixed emotions that I pass the forum over to Daring Raven, aka Qayin, as the lead admin. This decision was not made lightly and, while the staff team was still intact, we discussed it at length among us. I have occupied a supporting role for a long while now, working quietly behind the scenes with those on staff who were more in the foreground. I have a really hard time letting go, especially when it comes to Elly, but I think it’s time the forum changed hands. New blood is vital to any group where ideas are shared, and given Elly’s long history with me at the helm, either in the foreground or background, it’s time the forum had someone else at its core. I have had the pleasure and joy of working with so many wonderful people in a mod/admin capacity, but they have nearly always deferred to me for decision making. I have a long history admining—not just Elly or Mianor, but several forums besides, to the point where I nearly inherited another one—so I understand why that was the case. But I feel it’s time someone can make decisions without deferring to me.

    I am not leaving. Although I have been absent in the foreground, I know many of you would be very upset if I left. I am in the process of rediscovering my love for writing, which faded during my time in university. I always thought I would have more time and drive after university to write, but I found as I transitioned into the rhythm of adult life that that simply wasn’t the case. Instead, I embarked on a journey of self-discovery, came to terms with the fact I have depression (and was eventually diagnosed with dysthymia) and anxiety, learned how to deal with cognitive distortions, moved in with my boyfriend turned husband, got married, and now we’re working toward doing more travelling and buying a house. I picked up bullet journalling as well, and as I learn how to cope with the stresses of life and work, I realize more and more that not only do I want to get back into writing but I need to, as a form of creative expression. As the core admin, I cannot do both any longer.

    I will continue to occupy a supporting role, helping DR where he needs it and offering advice where he would like it. He has laid out his ideas and intentions, and I believe he has the time commitment and drive to do what needs to be done and implement changes that will help Elly grow and continue to thrive. You are still welcome to contact me and ask questions, either via PM or on Discord. I hope to get back into writing here, as I haven’t had the opportunity to RP with many of you, though we have talked in Discord.

    Please remember to be kind to each other. If you’re dissatisfied or frustrated, tell the staff, whether it involves the staff, other members, or the direction the forum is heading. Be assertive—say how you feel, but be kind and open. It’s ok to feel dissatisfied. We’ve all been there. There are very few places, though, where I’ve felt comfortable enough to say something, and my hope is that you all can be comfortable enough here to do so. At least, that’s what I would like to see in the future if it’s not applicable now. Whether you realize it or not, behind-the-scenes drama bleeds into the foreground. I’ve watched forums crumble because of that; I’ve gone to log in, back in ye olden days, to find the forum had been shut down because of the drama happening in the background. It’s devastating when it happens, but more so when you can’t even get into the site to grab your character info and any writing you were proud of.

    Every action the staff has taken has been careful and deliberate. We have done the best we could with the knowledge we had at the time, whether it was for better or worse. Over the years, we have had regrets, from the forum’s inception until now. But it is what it is. Remember the staff are humans, too. Elenlond is a hobby, not a job—nobody gets paid to run this forum. Nobody here is getting paid to put their lives on hold for a website. I can’t reiterate this enough: Please be kind. I understand it’s stressful right now, especially with Mel and Ephie leaving. Let’s go up from here, let’s get our footing, and let’s make Elly the best place it can possibly be.

    <3

    Shadow/Kestrel
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