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In the beginning, it was only the ilim, and the land. In time, humes discovered their safe-haven, and the ilim welcomed them with open arms, readily sharing what they had. But, humes ever desire more than they have, and pushed further across the continent, building cities, and nations. The ilim were driven into a smaller and smaller territory, now called Galace, the last stronghold of the children of Azaleon.

And the ilim knew war. The hume nations slowly whittled away until there were but three: Dalmasca, Jihon, and Macenia. Dalmasca and Jihon were always at war with Macenia, seeking to reach Galace's resources and claim them for themselves, but the Macenian humes refused to bow and let them pass.

In hope that they would understand the ilim, and learn to live in harmony as they did, the gods bestowed unto humes magic, but it was not the gift they'd intended, most hume magi going crazy, over time. The people became fearful of hume magi, many casting them out when they were found, more outright executing them.

A prophecy was told, that foretold the coming of a mage called the Messiah, that would rid Azaleon of all humes incapable of using magic, and bring a new dawn to Azaleon. But some do not rely on prophecies and would- be. In Dalmasca, a storm rises, as a young boy aims to claim the imperator seat for himself, and stop the fighting. He has much opposition. Do you stand with the cobra, or will you seek to behead it?

Messiah is no word count, no app, no character caps/bans/limits. Due to its varying themes, however, it is not suitable for users below eighteen (18), though the overall board rating is high-side PG-13/3.2.2. It does go above this.
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Messiah is not suited for minors. Due to this, it is not recommended for users under 18.

Messiah is an original, member-driven fantasy, where magic is feared, and those capable of it ostracized, feared, and sometimes outright killed. Mages, while more common than most allow themselves to believe, are the key to Azaelon's future-one of them is the Messiah, prophesied to hold the power to rid Azaleon of all humes that are not also mages.

Our game is no app, no word count, no activity check, no character cap, no character ban. There is a biography in board profiles that can be utilized (click a character's name to read theirs, note not all of them will have one, this is at discretion of player). Rated overall 3.2.2., with allowances for content up to 3.3.3., due to the specific themes and subjects often present in Messiah's setting, not recommended for players under the age of 18. Content of a highly mature nature is possible, but hidden from users that do not input their birth date in their profile, so those that do not wish to read such threads can ignore them.
Aug 13, 2018 -- Ch-ch-changes
We have successfully moved to using the SMF Character Mod, but there are some things to know about it, and some server-related things.
Aug 7, 2018 -- Character Mod Transition
With the release of my Character Mod for SMF, we'll be transitioning Messiah to using it here in a bit. Here's how this will work.
Jun 23, 2018 -- Updates and Things
Some staff changes, and a few notes about a couple things, nothing particularly major. Really just sort of FYI.
Jun 10, 2018 -- Mature Filter Note
The mature content filters for character accounts have been switched into running off parent account input. Thus, character accounts automatically have mature access if the parent does, and inputting year-blank character birthdays no longer overrides this.
Jun 9, 2018 -- Festival, Ahoy!
The Festival of Iuna is starting up in the first week of April, in Dalmasca's capital city of Nydema! Those of House Essair and Asheron will also have the opportunity to travel to the Free City of Saqqara.
Jun 2, 2018 -- Minor Downtime
Sorry about that ladies and gents, our power cut, and the server was thusly offline. No data was lost, nothing was impacted aside, carry on as always!
March and April Moon Phases
March 31, and April 29, are full moons. Weres will shift on these days.

The Festival of Iuna Begins
Taking place from April 8 to April 12 IC, there is now a forum on the board to use for the event. House Essair, Asheron, and part of Lancaster, will be in attendance.

House Essair and House Asheron visiting Saqqara
If you are in either house and would like to go along, let either Esmera or Andromeda know in their plotter! They'll be catching a ride with the Har'zaref.
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You Got Me a What? by Yishai Wynbrandt
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the darkness is always there first by Kassandros Essair
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stay by Icarus Essair
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pure sunlight / Jun 23, 2018, 02:50 PM / Esmera
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In celebration of the return of spring, those in Dalmasca, or that venerate the goddess of life, host an often multi-day fertility festival in Iuna's honor. Such festivals are commonly full of general merriment, consumption of alcohol, probably some drug use, coupling, and exchange of floral crowns.

Dalmasca
time after time / Jun 10, 2018, 06:07 PM / Valerius
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Dalmasca's well-known for its winding, often narrow streets, back alleys that feel more like traps than streets. The main roads are larger, to allow room for horses, carriages, and other such vehicles to pass through, but most Dalmascans walk where they're going. In varying social hot-spots, the roads become even wider.
the darkness is always t... / Aug 02, 2018, 04:18 PM / Kassandros Essair
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Dalmasca is bordered to the south and the east by the sea, the Aont Strait to the southeast, across which lies Jihon, and Cierien Bay to the south. Nydema, due to eastward expansion, borders the Aont Strait, and many of its city districts are very close to the sea. As a result, there are many places along the outskirts of Nydema where there is beach, and while some areas are more dangerous and rocky than others, plenty are sandy and inviting.
little star / Jul 27, 2018, 05:28 PM / Thanatus
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Many streets in Dalmasca's cities are home to residential properties belonging to the commoner class. Typically spanning several dozen blocks, these areas are somewhat sequestered to the side of town centers, meant to be close by, but out of the way. Some areas of such districts are visibly poorer than the rest.
Fight Dirty / Jun 30, 2018, 05:22 PM / Livia Asheron
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The estate of the Asherons is a large one, sprawling grounds contained in a high stone wall, the gate seemingly perpetually open. Several buildings scatter across the land, lawn meticulously cared for, with a small area of dirt and sand to one side of the far back building, a three storey, non-symmetrical design (this is the Asheron blood stable). The main building, toward the front, rises four storeys tall, primarily made of marble and grey stone, with several different marble columns acting as support for varying balconies. The centre opens to the sky, with a fountain slash pool as the centrepiece, surrounded in flowers and shrubs.
Brotherhood / Jul 21, 2018, 04:55 PM / Damian Cassimer
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House Cassimer own two estates; the first, close to the centre of Nydema, spans several blocks of space, with a beige stone wall, wrought iron gate, perfectly manicured lawn, the estate itself three storeys, symmetrical in design, and matching the stone wall. It looks rather stately, and the grounds only have one building on it. There's a fountain in the foyer, but it isn't large enough to swim in; there's a pool in the back, for that. The second estate is a few miles outside Nydema, a quaint little homey cottage in comparison, built of brown stone, two storeys tall, lawn well cared for and brush swept to the side, a covered front porch, and a pond in the back. The second estate has a horse stable.
save a little light for ... / Yesterday at 07:45 AM / Calista
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The smallest of the major noble estates, and smaller than even some minor house estates, House Essair sits to the side of the Dalmascan coast. The sea is close enough, one need only walk about a quarter mile to get to the beach, around the side of the house. Primarily built of brick and stucco, it has a small covered porch in a circular shape, the base of marble with steps that go all the way around, gold inlay designs in the risers, with a stone wall around its parameter. The gate is wrought iron, small fires burning on the marble wall posts at even intervals, the house itself four storeys tall. The lawn is cared for, but vines crawl freely across the outer walls, and a large overhead trellis pokes out from behind the house, covered in vines and dangling wisteria, with a fountain to the side. One back corner is entirely glass with marble supports, where the indoor garden is, and the interior leads into a foyer, with a staircase on either side, and an archway that goes into the centre of the house. It is built in a circular shape around a fountain, which shoots water jets up the entire height of the estate, the balconies around the fountain built of marble.
Stillness and Grace / Jul 11, 2018, 04:27 PM / Xiaodan Tachibana
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With a thriving economy, Dalmasca commands rather a large market district, where local farmers, distant traders, and merchants, come to sell their wares. There's often a large slave market attached, off to one side, and a particular street devoted solely to the shops of artisan crafters, called the craftsman's district.
No Sweeter Innocence / Jul 23, 2018, 11:50 PM / Damian Cassimer
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A few blocks from the market district usually lies a pleasure district, where one can find plenty of taverns, bars, and brothels, to whet any appetite for the seedy. The street gangs also often host their operations here, and there are plenty of gambling dens to meet Dalmasca's demand for them. Some are less reputable than others.
Just burn those new leav... / Jun 22, 2018, 09:02 PM / Zhihao Zhu
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Religious buildings in Dalmasca tend to come in clusters; they are almost clustered enough to warrant the official declaration of another city district, in the larger metropolises, but they don't always like one another. Even in small villages, at least the more major Dalmascan deities, Oanke and Ytias, have a temple somewhere.
stay / Jul 26, 2018, 04:52 PM / Icarus Essair
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A city's mingling and day-to-day affairs tends to take place in the town center, around which the rest of the city is often built. From there, one can get anywhere in any given city with ease, and it's a common meeting place for businessmen and friends alike. Citizens also often hold weddings and other public functions here. The high court, where the Justicars tend to legal affairs, is often also to the side of the town center.

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fortunes favor / May 10, 2018, 06:05 PM / Lucius Cassimer
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While communication is not instant, varying different methods have been used to make long-distance communication faster. The Macenians send horsemen to carry messages across Azaleon, and the Free Cities have tamed and trained varying types of birds.
starlight / Jun 22, 2018, 10:30 PM / Sidonai Assad
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Just outside Dalmasca, at the foot of the Ivory Mountains, is Haradi. Due to their close proximity to a slave-holding country, Haradi is both home to several hundred former slaves, either intentionally or not, and one of the more defended Free Cities in the line-up. In general, Haradi does not have much issue from Macenians, and actually rather get along with Macenians, often trading with them, but relations with Dalmasca and its nobility and gentry are, perhaps, long since strained.
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The other monarchy amongst the Free Cities, albeit some argue that Saqqara is not a monarchy, but more of a true democracy, Saqqara lies in the cool desert valley of Nashret, between the Ajet Mountains to the northeast and the Al Hajar Mountains to the southwest. The city is distinctive in its architectural styles, retained from their earliest years, featuring pyramid shapes, bricks created of clay mud, intricate detailing designs, and domes. Saqqara seems to like the colors red, black, and gold, as well, as these are often used in their designs and architectural detailing.

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What you listenin to? / Jun 28, 2018, 02:01 AM / Esmera
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  • Esmera: Gaaais. The new bio structure is so pretty. -cries-
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  • dragonborn: yeh, sense.
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  • Esmera: Considering how customised Messiah is, I think I'll probably do us better to install a fresh 2.1, and install the mods that are necessary, and then just move the database stuff over. Some database things are different between 2.0 and 2.1, so I'll have to... be careful how I do that, but.
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  • dragonborn: thats fair
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  • Esmera: Ah, though, I guess beta 3 at least loads the verification options. I thought it didn't. So, I guess we can run beta 3. I don't really want to run beta 4 because the auto-upgrader for it won't work, I think, I'd have to upgrade it myself, and it's quite possible beta 4 will end up RC1.
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  • Esmera: I can, yeah. I can also build verification into it, so they just answer a stupid question or type the site name or something, nbd. But tbh it'd be easier to just let 'em post in a thread.
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