is an event organized by Warpath in which dragons attack various cities around Althanas. Anyone can participate in this worldwide event, either with your own full-length threads or by pitching in a vignette.
The Auction House
is a cool new feature where you can bid on interesting items from the Bazaar, check it out!Forrals Fortress
is a boss battle thread where emissaries from all the major Althanas Power groups are sent to destroy a flying island. Atop this island is a massive fortress filled with a legion of goblins, orcs, and deadly secrets. Around it, a relentless forest governed by Berevar's harsh climate and filled with all manner of legendary beasts. Griffons, manticores, dire centipedes, and even a Sauron Kraken, all protect the castle from those foolish enough to venture the wilds. Who's responsible for this island gone rogue? Our adventurers must find out, and whoever is lucky enough to survive to see the fortress fall will be given treasures beyond imagination.
In The Gathering
, a group of young adventurers find themselves under attack from pirates! Not any pirates, but a ship filled to the brim with Black Sails Buccaneers! The group must find a way to fend them off and survive. Why are they being attacked? What will they do next? You'll have to read more to find out!
In Lay Down Your King
, Kyla Orlouge seeks aid from an unlikely friend. She hopes to find those responsible for laying siege to the Ixian Castle. Against the wishes of her family and the wise words of the great Sei Orlouge, she seeks the truth on her own. This path leads her to Salvar and deep into the darkest parts of the Scavian Wilds. Instead of the truth, Kyla finds the cold embrace of death. The Orlouge children scream in sorrow and even the blackest of hearts will mourn. What led her here? Is this really the end? Althanas has lost one of its greatest. You must read to know more.
In For Lack of Empathy
, two young soldiers find themselves on the run in Ettermire with a preteen pyromancing prisoner.Other News
Congratulations to Flames of Hyperion
for successfully defending his thesis and becoming (provisional) Doctor Hyperion!
Congrats, as well, to Taste of Treason
and Roht Mirage
for winning first and second places in the Magus tournament!
And holy moly, even more good news, real life Althanas couple Amber Eyes
and Silence Sei
are expecting their fourth kid!
Don't forget to check out our podcasty goodness subforum
, which features episodes of our many member-run shows, including: Althanas Community Radio, Renegade Radio, Fauncast, Writer's Block, and Sass Damage. There's something for everyone!
Also keep in mind that the Writers' Workshop
is a great place to get valuable feedback on both in progress and finished threads, as well as offer some to fellow members. It's a fantastic feature and could always use some more love!