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Jan. 9th, 2013 @ 10:17 pm Happy New year!
A happy new year to all Alfandrians present and past!

The muck is still around and doing very well! We have 15-25 people on at peak hours each night and plenty of conversation or even at times role play for those who seek it. It is great to still see a vibrant community of dragons 4 years after the muck rebirth. In many ways it feels more like the "Good old days" on Alfandria again.

But I digress! There is a big improvement I am rolling out to the central clearing this winter. We will now have seasonal descriptions! The description will change as the seasons come and go and age. Right now we have 8 descriptions that the clearing will rotate through as the year goes on. I am listing them all behind the cut for people to peruse and nitpick on if they wish. Keep in mind when suggesting is I want thing A) Simple and B) Short enough to not cut off. But do let me know if you like or dislike any of them!


Early Winter
You enter a large clearing in the Alfandrian forest. A layer of snow covers the ground and the wishing well and the trees are bare of any leaves. Near the well a large somber looking dragon statue looms with a magical carving at its base sits coated with icicles. The air has a deep chill that frosts the breath of those with warmth inside them and a cutting wind occasionally kicks up, tossing powedery snow into the air. Above the sky is clear, letting the sun shine from low in the south through frosty cirrus clouds, a pair of "sun dogs" flanking it.

Late Winter
You enter a large clearing in the Alfandrian forest. Thick snow coveres the ground, crunching on top due to a layer of ice from daytime melt. The wishing well has a half melted lump on its roof and sits sticking comically out of a drift. Near the well a large somber looking dragon statue looms with a magical carving at its base sits coated with icicles. The air has an uneasy cold that hints at warmer days and nights a few weeks ahead. Above the sky is partly cloudy with frozen cirrus clouds above, one of them shining with rainbow iridesence from the sun.

Early Spring
You enter a large clearing in the Alfandrian forest. Tiny flowers are starting to bloom around the clearing, mainly tulips and several trees in the distance bear pink and white flowering. The wishing well sits damp but finally snowless in the warm spring sun. Near the well a large somber looking dragon statue looms with a magical carving at its base, a little bit of snow in its shadow with a few flowers poking through. The air is cool but comfortable, a light breeze blowing in with the smell of awakening vegitation. Above the sky is mostly clear with a few bit towering fluffy clouds in the far distance.

Late Spring
You enter a large clearing in the Alfandrian forest. The trees around have regained their leaves fully and late spring flowers are in full bloom. The wishing well sits nearby, set with a wreath of colorful flowers around its base. Near the well a large somber looking dragon statue looms with a magical carving at its base, many flowers at its base, planted in memory of those it represents. The air is warm and a refreshing wind whispers across the clearing, ruffling the verdant carpet of its grasses. Above the sky is pocked with cute little fluffy clouds along with darker ones massed to the north, occasionally emitting a distant peal of thunder.

Early Summer
You enter a large clearing in the Alfandrian forest. The grass and trees are brilliant green in the early summer sun. The wishing well sits nearby, wreathed in vines at its base. Near the well a large somber looking dragon statue looms with a magical carving at its base, the base with vines and bits of moss. The air is hot and a warm wind swishes through the clearing, smelling of sweet warm life itself. Above the sky is a brilliant azure, the brilliant sun calling the winged aloft into its warm embrace.

Late Summer
You enter a large clearing in the Alfandrian forest. The grass and trees are a slight brown from the heat and dry season. The wishing well sits nearby, its stones hot to the touch. Near the well a large somber looking dragon statue looms with a magical carving at its base, casting a bit of shade amide the glare. The air is hot and still, slight waves of heat shimmering above exposed stones. Above the sky is a blueish white, the sun shining down as it nears the end of its warm reign in the sky.

Early Fall
You enter a large clearing in the Alfandrian forest. The trees are starting to turn, a splash of color among the stubborn green that still mostly rings the clearing. The wishing well sits nearby, its shadow lenghening on the grass as the sun heads south again. Near the well a large somber looking dragon statue looms with a magical carving at its base, the vines around it showing bright red leaves. The air is warm though a relief from the late summer heat. Above the sky is once again blue with a few clouds sending shadows across the land.

Late Fall
You enter a large clearing in the Alfandrian forest. The trees are a tapestry of orange, yellow, red and brown. The wishing well sits nearby, decorated with fake spider webs for halloween. Near the well a large somber looking dragon statue looms with a magical carving at its base, a pair of jack-o-lanterns at its feet. The air is cool with a wind that has a nervous warmth, the last echoing breath of summer long past. The sky is crystal clear except for a thin web of cirrus far to the south.
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From:virxai
Date:January 10th, 2013 03:05 pm (UTC)
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I love this idea! I've a few changes I'd like to propose (changes in bold, deletions have text):

Early Winter
You enter a large clearing in the Alfandrian forest. A thin layer of snow blankets the ground. and the wishing well and the trees are bare of any leaves. The air has a deep chill that frosts the breath of those with warmth inside them. and A cutting wind occasionally kicks up, tossing powdery snow into the air and rattling the leafless branches of the surrounding trees. Above, the sky is crisp and clear. letting The sun shine reachesfrom low in the south through frosty cirrus clouds, a pair of "sun dogs" flanking it. The light sparkles off the icicles clinging to the somber-looking dragon statue, a magical carving at its base, sits coated with icicles that looms near the snow-dusted wishing well.

Late Winter
You enter a large clearing in the Alfandrian forest. Thick snow coveres the ground, crunching on top due to a layer of ice from daytime melt underfoot. The wishing well has a half melted lump on its roof and sits sticking comically out of a drift. Near the well, a large somber-looking dragon statue looms with a magical carving at its base, sits coated with aged icicles still clinging to it. The air has an uneasy cold to it that hints at of warmer days and nights just a few weeks ahead. Above, the sky is partly cloudy with frozen cirrus clouds above decorating the clear blue canvas, one of them shining with rainbow iridescence from the sun.

Early Spring
You enter a large clearing in the Alfandrian forest. Tiny flowers are starting to bloom around the clearing, mainly tulips and several trees in the distance bear pink and white flowering decoration. The wishing well sits damp but finally snowless free of snow or frost in the warm spring sun. Near the well, a large somber-looking dragon statue looms with a magical carving at its base, a little bit of snow in its shadow with a few flowers poking through. The air is cool but comfortable, a light breeze blowing in, carrying with it the smell of awakening vegetation. Above, the sky is mostly clear with a few towering, fluffy clouds in the far distance.

Late Spring
You enter a large clearing in the Alfandrian forest. The trees around have regained their leaves fully and late spring flowers are in full bloom. The wishing well sits nearby, set with a wreath of colorful flowers around its base. Near the well it a large somber-looking dragon statue looms with a magical carving at its base, many flowers at its base surrounding it, planted in memory of those it represents. The air is A warm, and a refreshing wind whispers across the clearing, ruffling the verdant carpet of its grasses. Above, the sky is pocked with cute little fluffy clouds, along with darker ones massed to the north that occasionally emitting a distant peal of thunder.
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From:virxai
Date:January 10th, 2013 03:05 pm (UTC)
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Here's more, since I exceeded the character limit :P

Early Summer
You enter a large clearing in the Alfandrian forest. The grass and trees are brilliant green in the early summer sun. The wishing well sits nearby, tangled in vines at choking its base. Near the well, a large somber-looking dragon statue looms with a magical carving at its base, the base with vines and bits of moss clinging to it. The air is hot and a warm wind swishes through the clearing, smelling of sweet and full of warm life itself. Above, the sky is a vibrant azure, the brilliant sun calling the winged aloft into its warm embrace.

Late Summer
You enter a large clearing in the Alfandrian forest. The grass and trees are a slight brown have lost some of their vibrancy to the heat of the dry season. The wishing well sits nearby, its stones hot to the touch. Near the well, a large somber-looking dragon statue looms with a magical carving at its base, casting a bit of shade amid the glare. The air is hot and still, slight waves of heat shimmering above exposed stones. The clear sky is a bright blueish white, the sun shining down as it nears the end of its warm reign in the sky.

Early Fall
You enter a large clearing in the Alfandrian forest. The trees are starting to turn, a splash of color among the stubborn green that still mostly rings the clearing. The wishing well sits nearby, its shadow lengthening on the grass as the sun heads south again. Near the well, a large somber-looking dragon statue looms with a magical carving at its base, the vines around it showing bright red leaves. The air is warm though it does not compare to the recent a relief from the late-summer heat. Above, the sky is once again a simple blue with a few clouds sending shadows across the land.

Late Fall
You enter a large clearing in the Alfandrian forest. The trees are a tapestry of orange, yellow, red and brown. The wishing well sits nearby, decorated with fake spider webs for the approaching Halloween. Near the well, a large somber-looking dragon statue looms with a magical carving at its base, a pair of lit jack-o-lanterns at its feet. The air is cool with a wind that has a nervous warmth, tousling the fallen leaves, carrying the last echoing breath of summer long past. The sky is crystal clear except for a thin web of cirrus far to the south.