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Dark Risings

Dark Risings

MUDs

Codebase
Codebase Details
Rom 2.4 (modified)
Created Date
October 31, 1998
Average Online
MultiPlaying Allowed?
No
Player Killing Allowed?
Yes, Restricted
Number of Starting Races
How many races does your game have that new players/accounts can select from?
13
Number of Advanced Races
How many races does your game have that need to be unlocked somehow, and are not available for new players/accounts?
1
Number of Starting Classes
How many classes does your game have that new players/accounts can select from?
14
Multiclassing?
No
Level-less System?
No
Class-less System?
No
Equipment Saved?
Yes
Quests Available?
Staff-Run
Character Approval Required?
Yes
ANSI Color?
Yes
Role Play Model
Role Play Enforced (Communication Channels Only)
Character Progression System
  • Based on Character's Level
  • Based on Character's Skill
Clans Offered?
Yes
Pay to Play?
100% Free
Hiring?
Is Your MUD Hiring?
Crafting System?
Custom
Player Run Cities?
No
Conquest System Offered?
No
Screen Reader Friendly?
No
World Originality
Mostly Original
Number of Rooms in Open Zones
8000
Game Maps
ASCII
Adult Oriented?
Is your game geared towards adult in any of the following criterion?
  • Alcohol and/or Drugs Available or Referenced
  • Dark and Violent RP Plots or Zones
  • Generally Adult Oriented
  • Graphic or Explicitly Described Violence

Recent events have reshaped the face of Rhia once more. The cursed kingdom of Nod lies buried beneath still-cooling magma, and the necromancer Blake Anteres paces in his prison atop the High Tower of Sorcery. But even as the lands begin to recover, new mysteries await. The strangers from distant shores have disappeared, perhaps succumbing to the ancient blood curse, while horrid creatures long-forgotten wake from timeless slumbers to prowl the outskirts of civilization.

Meanwhile, within the city of Arinock, the center of life on Moryana, warriors train for their moment of glory, whether their sword finds its mark on a battlefield, winning acclaim as a champion, or as gladiators, where fame comes with a heavy coinpurse. Teachers show eager pupils how to use their wits to survive in the harsh world outside the city walls, while scholars ponder arcane texts, peering beyond walls that few others even know to exist. Ribald stories erupt in the taverns, and the laughter of the Romany teeters on the precipice between promise and curse. Explorers plunge into the most distant reaches of the known world and return to share its wonders, while nobles strategize on how to bring the world to heel.

Life goes on, it would be easy to say. But who knows what darkness may fester in the heart of any man, or what passions might cross into madness? In Rhia, you may forge your own legacy, but not even the Gods know if it will be in valor… or blood.

Built on a modified ROM base for that familiar, old-school feel, players at Dark Risings can choose from fourteen classes and thirteen standard races, each with a chance to carry a powerful were gene that allows for race-specific shape-shifting. Four guilds inhabit the realm, each with rich histories, rituals, and headquarters, while a player-run clan system allows anyone to carve out their own place in Rhia's culture.

Our staff runs weekly quests and construct story arcs to make Dark Risings a dynamic, changing environment, with new challenges and mysteries. On weekends and holidays we run game-wide bonus events for experience, gold, and soul gems, a system at Dark Risings which allow players to create custom equipment. In addition, we work to help players bring their roleplay idea to life, cooperating to execute quests and story arcs on behalf of player suggestions and character development. Fully customizable housing allows players to make their mark in another way, adding to the landscape of Rhia. Our staff's goal is to make Dark Risings a place where players and staff work together to create the MUD they want.

In continuous operation and development since 1998, Dark Risings focuses on dark fantasy themes. It boasts a large world--approaching 10,000 rooms--for players to explore, with a wide variety of unique and original content. New players enter into a recently-overhauled academy specifically designed to prepare them for playing at Dark Risings. In addition, Dark Risings offers one of the most complete help file systems around, a NB channel devoted to answering the questions of new players, and a friendly, experienced staff and player base who are enthusiastic about helping new players acclimate to the MUD.

Website:  www.darkrisings.org
Twitter: @Darkrisings1313 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/darkrisings1313 
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