June 21, 2017
To my wonderful players:
This notice is to inform you of the hiatus/closure of Revelations. Please know that this decision was not one I made easily, or without great thought. This upcoming year will bring with it some of the most difficult times I may ever experience, including the deaths of three extremely important people in my life; I also have two beloved pets who are coming up on their maximum lifespans, including one with a severe medical condition that has shortened his remaining time even further. The emotional and mental toll of my grief compounded with a number of other stressors and difficulties in my daily life has manifested in some extreme and disturbing ways. As such, I feel that it is in my best interest to take a much lesser role in interactive games in an effort to focus more on getting back my mental, physical, and emotional stability and health. As Rev was not only my creation but a collaboration between myself and Rocket, who is also busy IRL, it did not feel right for me to hand the reins over to someone else, and I also did not want to force others into a position of taking over the game we created in a full-time capacity when I know everyone has a lot on their plates right now; as such, closure was the best choice from the options available to me.
Potential places to continue your stories include:
Kostr, an upcoming site owned and operated by Newt. She is putting the final touches on the game now and hopes to have it open shortly. This world is the most similar to Knell.
Shaman, which is generously offering to allow us to transfer some characters in mostly "as-is" condition on a case-by-case basis.
Sancrosanct, a more modern humanoid RPG with a lot of great things to offer.
If you would like an in character reason for the change, Koal and Kell were appalled by the destruction caused by the corrupteds. They felt they must have gone wrong somewhere, and that the only way to set things right was to wipe Knell clean. Of course you can decide what happened to your characters - whether they were killed off in the Cleansing, moved somewhere else by the gods, or something else happened.
I have no idea what the future will bring, whether or not Rev might someday be brought back by myself and/or Rocket, but at this point in time I do not have the capabilities necessary to even function normally, let alone be an owner or admin.
You can access the Boards2Go boards and Members Database/Profiles for Rev here if you would like to collect HTML; save posts; etc., however, all other resources have been taken offline. Our Discord server will be discontinued within the week to allow time to gather anything from general chat you may need; you should be able to retain all of your DMs and it is quite easy for you to set up your own server, if you like. Our domain and hosting will remain up for awhile, but I recommend grabbing all important information sooner rather than later.
I sincerely apologize to everyone for the suddenness, but hope you have enjoyed your time here with us. I wish you all much happiness and good health in the future, and would like to thank you for helping to make Rev such a lovely place while it was open. Please take care, and be well.
While I fully acknowledge and accept that many of you will be disappointed, upset, or even angry about this sudden closure, I have made this choice based on advice from my therapist and several close friends aware of what I am going through at this time; all of this is in an effort to focus on self-care and reduce the stressors in my life. I am not in a place at this time to appropriately handle negative/angry comments and any emails, DMs, etc. to that effect will be ignored/deleted. This is not because I don't care - I do - but I feel guilty enough as it is and honestly cannot handle any more negative pressure in my life right now.