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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
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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...


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
P.S. The Halloween Thread has been moved to the SAO Discussion forum area.
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
Hello Everyone,
Me and Panda (mainly him) manadged to fix the server, turns out the Host decided to restart the Box and that is what messed up some stuff, Should be all working again and a XP booster will be activated for the next 12h!
Hello everyone, recently there have been a few problems with installation of the modpack, this is due to us moving from our old file host to a new one because of bandwidth restrictions, this should be fixed with 24h, We are sorry for any problems this has caused.
Hello everyone, I know the past few weeks have been hard on the server... I just want to thank you all for sticking with the community in these hard times and you have my total respect for helping keep the community alive.

You might have already seen the new Owner playing from time to time on the server and I think it about time that I formally introduce myself to you all.

I am @Sky_BigBoss , The new Owner of ARPG.

I look forward to working with you guys in the future, I am going to keep the rest of this announcement short so I can focus on making some more things for the server.

More announcements will come with some small changes to donations and general updates

Not many updates have been done to the server recently due to some events (NPC wipe, me away on holiday for 2 weeks, new owner etc...) However, I'm finally getting back on top of development and adding/fixing features in the server

I've added the smaller features into the server first as the other major plugins (Such as player housing and guilds) will take some time to adjust


+ New addition to the servers/network
- Removal of something from the servers/network
~ Change or a bug fix

+ [SAO] Remade an Auto Restart feature. This feature will actually alert players of a shutdown
+ [SAO] Added a player data reset feature. Do /sao for the menu (WARNING: THIS MENU IS IN BETA AND BEING TESTED. MORE WILL BE ADDED TO IT SOON) You will have to confirm whether you reset your player data. We cannot refund players if they reset their player data using this feature.
+ [SAO] Made a chat filter feature, blocking swear words and excessive caps. Some non-swear words are blocked for some reason (I just found a list online, I wasn't going to go through the effort of writing all the vulgar words I know) Just comment if any non-swear words are blocked.

~ [SAO] Autorestarting the server will send you to the hub rather than kick you from the server, making you log in again
~ [SAO] New auto restart plugin doesn't work during backups.
~ [SAO] 5 days worth of backups will now be kept due to recent events

Guilds and player housing fixes next! Also friends, party and marriage plugin coming later on. If you have any more suggestions, feel free to add them in a comment below

~ Panda