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It was snowing in their world. A yearly event that had all the people scrambling on to see. It may have been made out of pixels, fake pictures on a screen, but it was their escape, their own place they called home. There, flying above them all was one, cloak, eye-patch, shield, and all, shimmering like the north star in the sky. Her black and white ears twitched watching them all jump for joy after vanquishing yet another doomed boss. Of course there were few who sulked, heads down as they didn't have a new addition to their items and walked away from the group gloomy as can be. With that she smirked, spiked teeth reflecting off the flakes of ice in the air with mischief. Slowly, she flew off, grinning like a Cheshire cat, settling down on her throne in the sky with one thought drifting through her cloak-covered head. 'Oh how that gloom would change with tomorrow's last gift.' And with an echoing chuckle, the curtains close on the icy day eleven of their Christmas.

Hello everyone! I hope you all enjoyed these past twelve days as much as I have. Granted, it was hard getting on every day, especially when I spent five+ of them being sick. However, I trucked through it just for you all and the joy it fills me with to see you all enjoying your time on our server. Today even though I wasn't slashing my sword and gritting my teeth at the anticipation, I had a grin on my face the entire time. With a few technical difficulties at first you all stuck with me and bore it out, receiving joy and gifts. I thank you for that.
Below will be a few screenshots of the event from today.


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Merry Christmas...
He yanked away, trudging off towards the thicket of pine. The crunch underneath him and whispers of snowflakes hitting his cloak were the only sounds for miles. In the distance there was a faint blue glow, he was close now. He looked down at his clenched hand, sword glinting off the moonlight. For her, he repeated in his head, stepping into the clearing. Jingle bells sounded and the boss dropped, his crooked appearance didn't faze the young man. He knew what was to come. With one lone tear falling onto the snow, sword grasped in hand, a promise in his heart, he then leapt.

Tomorrow during Christmas Eve, Nicholas The Renegade will appear. This is a one in a life time event I wish you will all come to participate in. If he is not killed. his drops will remain unknown. Revenge your fallen loved ones and defeat Nicholas The Renegade tomorrow at 10pm GMT.

He'll be waiting...

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Backstory

Another day trapped inside this dreadful game. Players were dropping like flies and so was the temperature. You don't seem to be counting the days but can easily tell it's almost Christmas time. Oh Christmas time... the day you celebrate with your family and exchange gifts, it was a beautiful day, not meant to be spent inside this pix-elated world. Suddenly, you can feel a tingling sensation on the tip of your nose. Looking up, a white cloud escaping your lips, it starts to snow, slowly but surely as it sticks to the ground. It clings to your newly rewarded armor and glints on top of your chipped sword. You really should stop by the blacksmith... a small voice reminds you in the back of your mind. Licking your lips you let out a sigh and stand to see an announcement make it's way across your screen.
ATTENTION ALL PLAYERS: THERE IS NOW AN EVENT BEING HELD FOR 12 DAYS IN HONOR OF A WORLDWIDE KNOWN CELEBRATION CALLED: CHRISTMAS. EACH DAY THERE WILL BE A DIFFERENT FEATURE THAT WILL BE REVEALED THAT SAME DAY, AS A SURPRISE. THINK OF THIS AS A LITTLE GIFT TO YOU ALL. HAPPY HOLIDAYS, HANG IN THERE.
~Creator
It was a bitter reminder of how everyone there could die with a simple click of one persons finger, helpless to do anything about it, like lab rats. Slowly you drag yourself up and walk down to the blacksmiths, tightening the scarf around your neck and wandering into your anticipation and thoughts about the event.

It is that time of the year folks! No I am not talking about groundhog's day or the first day of spring but the all awaited, freezing cold day of the year most of us celebrate: Christmas! The Birth of Christ to some but to many, an excuse to get presents. That's right I see right through you greedy little players.
However, with a time crunch due to certain... staff unavailability/inactivity, we could not hold an event on the event sever properly and instead will host it on the actual server. That's right you...
Hello everyone! As you've heard the Thanksgiving Event is over, it turned out great and everybody loved it! However, I'm sure you've read the title of this thread and plural winners? Well there was a tie! Between Zezir and Illuminarty33, however settling with a 1v1, Zezir won overall. Both received the swords however since Madi was feeling kind enough to not let such a sword go to waste.

I'd like to thank everyone who helped make the event and participated, until next time!

*off in the distance we hear a deep mysterious voice chuckling...*
Ho... Ho... Ho.


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~Madmin
Backstory

It was a cold and brisk morning. Frost caressed the blades of grass as they stood rigid across the morning plains. Buffalo snorted and the horses stamped their feet in annoyance towards the fall weather. Even the sweat lodge was running cool as the elders sat inside with their sage and smoke. There was the occasional visual puff of air that escaped young little river's mouth as he sat on guard duty. The deep sounds rumbled from inside the giant Tepee he guarded, but what was it he guarded. "Gobble... gobble gobble" the feathered beast could be heard as it strained to escape it's shrine from inside. They would never let it out, the Natives would defend it with their lives for it was one of the many great spirits they worshiped. Suddenly, from deep within his thoughts Little River heard a sound coming across the horizon, towards the sea. A sudden gust of wind almost knocked him off his feet and his attention was now towards the sounds of feet walking, people talking, and trees groaning with the fell of an axe. Little River crept to the edge of their territory, gazing out of the thin line of trees to spot the golden shores that met the ocean. There swaying in all it's glory, was an English Ship carrying an entire colony of Pilgrims... and Soldiers. His eyes widened, running back to his village to tell the elders, warriors, mothers, and children. Yet, a shrilling noise shook the village as Little River collapsed, with a splinter in his heart.
Silence fell over the plains, leaves crinkled under the boots of pilgrim soldiers as they snuck up from the tree line, a twig napped from the tension of the soldiers sole and then... they attacked.

Okie dokie artichokies!
I hope you are having/had a wonderful Wednesday/Thursday, just wanted to let you know I love writing little back stories for things/events so there is sort of what the event is about and it's back story.

Event Catagory
PvP
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Hello Everyone!

I have some good news and I have some bad news.

The good news is that we found what was crashing the server, The bad news is that the players MineZefy, Newmodss and Jaydon2k16 were the ones who were crashing it, They have attempted to log in countless times under Alts to do the exact same thing so me and the rest of the Head Staff have decided to perm ban them from our servers, They are not to be unbanned as they used many exploits including duping, crashing the server, giving themselves unobtainables and much much more.

We are sorry that these players ruined your experience with AncientRPG's Sword Craft Online server and that we will be activating a 2h booster to compensate for the recent crashing.
Sadly, today is the last day of the Halloween event.
I would like to thank you all for participating and showing your support for this event, I hope you all had as much fun as I'd hoped you would. And to those of you who received the event's drops, have fun with them!
Now for the exciting part, announcing the new event. The event will have it's own seperate forum but I will tell you what the event is going to be based on.
What's that I hear? A-a bird? Well if I look at the calendar it says November... hmmm and what mainly is our player base? North America based? I think you all know what I'm getting at. Yes the next event will be based off of...

Thanksgiving!

Now, I am going to take more of a historical side of this event but don't worry, it is pvp based and won't be a v2 of your boring history teachers lecture you hear everyday.
Again thank you for showing your support and I wish you a happy
November
P.S. The Halloween Thread has been moved to the SAO Discussion forum area.
~Madmin
So I have decided to re-open staff applications for Helpers again, If you wish to apply then hop over to the Applications Sub-Forums , read the rules and then post your application using the given template!

I wish you all the best of luck!
Hey guys, I am going to be changing my name to Clypeum (Spoken as : Ky - pay - um) because a BoyBand from Japan decided they were going to use the name ( After I took it from a Mountain in Japan :3 )

For the people that don't know the history behind my Nickname "Sky" is that I used to be in the ATC (Air Training Core) and had logged over 200 flight hours before I had "aged out" , The nickname "The Wall" came from my rugby days when I used to just plow people to the ground, So I decided that I would translate "Shield Wall" into Latin and Clypeum came up as one of the translations, I thought that sounded quite cool so I adapted it.

TL : DR , Sky changed his name to Clypeum
Once in a while as a programmer, what you work on starts to become boring and you start to not enjoy it anymore. With this server, this feeling comes more often than I wish. Working plugins around mods and bugs is awful. However, after a break and letting everyone sort plans for the revamp, I'll be back on Friday fixing bugs and adding new features that I've promised but never got around to.

The revamp (which is coming in a few months) will allow me to rework a new system in that I couldn't do with the server now. Guild plot expansions and all that fun stuff will be coming soon.

I've also invested in new hardware as well such as a new laptop so I can code and access the server pretty much anywhere and rented new servers to make debugging much easier.

Please do not ask any questions about the revamp as I don't know. If you have any new suggestions and ideas that would entice you to keep playing on the server then let me know. After all, what makes this server is the people that play on it.

Thanks for understanding
~ Panda