Welcome to the House of the Rising Phoenix

The House of the Rising Phoenix is dedicated to combating the forces of the Unlife in Elanthia, standing steadfast against the agents of Chaos, releasing the tortured spirits of the Undead from their eternal torment, and dedicating ourselves to the protectection of Elanthia and its citizenry. We strive to maintain honor within the lands, leading by good example. Keeping the records of time and knowledge, we share our libraries of lore and history for the further edification of all who seek knowledge.

“ ...and the coming of the Unlife may take many forms. Some may garb themselves in shapes of terror and evil and dwell in the forgotten places of the world and in the realm of the dead. Others may come among you with secret words of power and mystic symbols to lure even those who would fight hardest against them. ”


"Hear Ye, Hear ye! Come one; come all to the Frontier Frolicks Fair!"

The Landing Defense Irregulars and the House of the Rising Phoenix cordially invites one and all to join us in an exuberant celebration of summertime fun on Restday, the 24th day of Phoenatos, 5114 (Sunday, August 24, 2014) beginning at 11:00 A.M., elven standard time.

Be prepared to be amused and astounded by our enthralling troupe of Entertainers Extraordinaire - dancers, flower maidens, jugglers, face painting clowns, doom sayers, gypsies, wandering minstrels and all manner of eclectic eccentrics galore!

Games, games, games! Revel in gastronomic gluttony galore with our resplendent array of epicurean extravagance and summertime picnic fare at the faire!

Bring along your cuddly blankie for comfort as we shiver your spirits and shake your senses with grim and ghastly ghost stories around the campfire.

Shimmy into some slinky, skimpy attire to join in the Sensuous Summer Swimming and Diving competition.

Whittle your wit for a whimsical but puckishly Pun-ishing quiz game of Aunty Trivia (Isn't She Punny).

A word, a bird, what is in a word? Why, it's The Camping Game or "What a Scam", pouted Stephos!

Scavenge forth! Test your tentative talents at Natural Treasure hunting.

A dish, a fish, a dish full of fish! It's a fishing tournament!

We hope to see you all there, at the Frontier Frolicks Faire; so, unpack your bags so you can carry home a plethora of prizes, prizes, prizes!

Frontier Frolicks Fair

Join your hosts from the House of the Rising Phoenix and the Landing Defense Irregulars (LDI) this Frontier Days! More details will soon follow, but put it on your calendar now!

The Frontier Frolicks Faire will be held on Restday, the 24th day of Phoenatos, 5114 beginning at 11:00 A.M. elven standard time and lasting until about 3:00 in the afternoon.

Phoenix in History Updates

At the time of the Early House Lore release I had done a lot of pre-work on the Phoenix in History sections. I had found some grammar errors, historical facts were vague, and some of the information was occasionally duplicated or referenced in a different way to say the same thing elsewhere. I've removed a lot of the redundancy, but more importantly added new information we've uncovered over the years.

A pair of sections were removed as they got absorbed into others and several sections have been renamed and rewritten to properly reflect the flow of history. It is an honest and open look illustrating our House and official historical anchors that shine a light on what we fight against, how it's been represented in lore, and how we've been involved against it. I hope you all enjoy!

The Shoutbox!

I had been looking to incorporate a more live communication option in the form of a shoutbox for a while and thanks to Lady Seomanthe she suggested one that fits perfectly. It's on our right navigation and doesn't require any special ID. It's my hope that we can leave brief messages for one another that you are around, something might be happening, or you'll be hunting in Darkstone for the next 2 hours and maybe folks can come join you.

In order to use it click on Guest and type your name then click on Message to input your message. You can either hit enter or shout afterwards and it'll post. The date/time formatting is day/month/year then time so you can see how old a message is.

Please use it and I hope it's helpful to the community.

Order and Chaos - Early House Lore

I'm pleased to announce some new additions to the Great library that shed light on the founders and early formation of the House. These entries mainly focus on the time period from 1990-1993 through first hand accounts or Kelfour's Edition articles. While a great deal of the lore content is no longer supported in game the players who took part in the era remain a big part of history and sometimes myth of the Gemstone IV community. The sections are as follows:

Power Corrupts by FxG Lyons
Conflict from Kelfour's Edition, V2/N1
Opposition and the Battle of Melgorehn's Reach an interview with Sagan
Avoiding Conflict by Wisraith Winterwind
To Absent Friends by Rune Arundel
The Unlife of Kulthea by Maruko Ashimine

They can be found directly by going to the Great Library

Declaration of a clear purpose - Light your beacons!

House of the Rising Phoenix,

If ever a time has come that an event was taking place in Elanthia that was our calling. It is now. The Shadow rises; its claw is seen in the sky gripping the stars of our world. The Lords of Liabo, our benefactors, are squelched or silent. The temples of all the Arkati, Lornon and Liabo alike, are defiled. A demonic force looks to ascend to the very Heavens!

This story is a long one with much deception. It started with Grishom stone and the nature of his powers with his shifting eyes. It was a long time before it came to light that blood magic was at work and that an ancient demon born of the Ur-Daemon and Drake wars would seek to become greater than them all. While the application of blood magic may not be inherently evil, it is of exceptionally dangerous intent and often is among the dealings of demons and their ilk. To risk such use can create abominations of all sorts or the risk to ones very soul because the cost is so great.

Mayor Walkar is a good man, or was. His fate is sealed in a way, but will he be redeemed or damned? Tricked and deceived by Elithian Cross he donned the plate mail he wears to save his life, but to survive trees that drip blood apples were grown. Our very own Clunk chopped one down knowing the darkness in its heart, corrupting our lands. Now Shadowguard appears, a Witch returns in Talador, and Lich Landings darkness looked to spread over us all in the guise of protecting us from Althedus. Now his daughter returns, her soul encased in a construct of urnon metal.

The most powerful demons we’ve ever seen are summoned in mass. Multi-eyed Oculoths, Voidlings, Constructs, and Vathor demons are the Ordainers of our destruction. The twisted and trapped souls of those lost are a feast for our enemies. The Shadow, Althedeus, may be the manifestation of our worst fears, the true face of ultimate evil if he’s to attain this indestructible body made of Urnon because that is his first goal. He then seeks to warp our reality and meld it with his distorted vision of our world. The veil is being poked and prodded to find its gaps, its walls are being tested, and its defenses battered by warping our reality with fear and paranoia. This power wants to enter our reality fully and enslave us all.

This is the essence of what we fight against and we must defend the entire world against this threat. It is why our House was formed and exists to this day. Elanthia and all of us will not survive if we do not unite. Stand for the righteous and fight for those who cannot do so for themselves. We must bring the truth to light so others will see through the mask of deception and shadow!

We must burn so hot that our flames ignore the very fabric of our dimension to illuminate the faces of demons pressed against it. All the souls of Elanthia hang in the balance.

By my hand,
Geijon Khyree

February 2014 - General House Meeting (2/4/14)

WHEN: Tuesday, February 4th, 2014, 10:00 P.M., EST

WHERE: House of the Rising Phoenix, Library

DESCRIPTION: We'll be discussing the open officer position, some continuance of event ideas, the talador coronation festival and some rumors about the land as well as the defiling of shrines and the return of several powerful demons including Vathors and Occuloths. Please join us in the Library. Don't forget you can tap your House pin twice to teleport from anywhere. We'll also broadcast portions of this over the House channel on the amulet. See you then.

January - House Events Planning Meeting Reminder!

WHEN: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 10:00 P.M., EST

WHERE: House of the Rising Phoenix, Library

DESCRIPTION: Have ideas for exciting and entertaining events? Come take part!

Liabo Shrines Threatened!

Ronan's shrine and Lorminstra's temple defiled by cursebringers, Lake Marliese colored in blood, but enemies repelled. The demonic and shadow figures are targeting the Liabo Arkati. Guard yourselves and prepare to fight for your values. Be sure to catch up on the Cross into Shadows storyline that has events in Illistim, Teras, Icemule, and Wehnimer's currently along with the Talador festival in February. You can find summaries here.