Tattered Weave History
June 2016: First Class Begins
July 2016: Questing
Daily and Hourly Quests are added to the site for the first time.
August 2016: Cooking
September 2016: Hoof It
October 2016: Year 1 Begins
November 2016: Hopeless Halloween
Piper and Seeba open a spooky limited-time Eye Scream Social store for Halloween. A detailed list of these items as well as a sneak peek at the creepy store is available here.
Lycus begins his first Experiment Progress event, asking users to help by donating items to science! He continues a few more times in the Forums, creating scientific safety apparel with each new discovery. A detailed list and preview of these items is available here.
December 2016: Discovering the Enchanted Forest
The Marketplace is added to the site for the first time.
Lycus finalizes his Experiment Progress event by creating the Scanner to discover the Enchanted Forest! A whole new Remnant is unlocked by completing the Unique Quest Discovering the Enchanted Forest. A detailed list and preview of these items is available here.
January 2017: Stumped
February 2017: A Frayed Alliance
Kei closes the Salon in frustration To Catch A Thief. It turns out that his little brother, Lee, took Kei's Gems without asking to get a Gray Tattertint for his secret Kith, a Lumence named Fray. When Lee ran out of patience for teaching Fray, he abandoned him and Fray sought out a new Ally - the unwilling Andre.
When Andre finds out, he tries to get rid of Fray and during their argument, they rip his friendship necklace. Andre flees his shop in tears, leaving Fray to run the Tailored Fashions store. Fray asks the users for help mending A Frayed Alliance.
By the end of the event, the users were able to find positive outlets for Fray's impulsive nature, while Andre decided to be a little less intimidated about making new friends. A detailed list of the limited-time dialog is available here.
March 2017: I Know What I Can Do
In the Enchanted Forest, the shy Avoreal Skyler announces she has learned from her books exactly what she can do. Collecting items and Shards from users, Skyler builds her own prosthetic arm to climb ladders and bookshelves so that she can study just like the students at Hope University do! A detailed list of the limited-time dialog and Quests is available here.
Asking Dizzy for help navigating the Tattered Weave, the two of them visit Miranda and Piper in Hope, leaving the Enchanted Forest.
Piper realizes that her Arcade games don't support players who use screen readers, so she creates a new text-based game, Flip A Coin!
April 2017: Inspired
Piper, Dizzy, and a Shady Character scheme together on our first ever April Fool's prank. A detailed list of the scandalous items is available here.
While Dizzy returns to the Enchanted Forest shortly thereafter to run the Nesting Playce, Skyler remains happily at the Campus Supplies store with Miranda as her mentor. It doesn't take long for Miranda to feel the same interest in exploration, and soon enough she announces her own intention to go To Adventure in the Enchanted Forest! A detailed list of the Unique Quests is available here.
May 2017: High Score!
June 2017: The Coral Reef
Frustrated by the lack of progress on his experiments, Lycus calls on the users to help
brainstorm ideas. When the users bring Lenta’s expertise to the table, Hope University science and Enchanted Forest magic combine to make the successful Enchanted Sonar. However, discovering the Coral Reef brings the Everstorm to Hope, destroying Andre’s shop stock!
Though Andre recovered with help from Kei and many users pitching in to learn Tailoring, Princess Celariel of the Enchanted Forest feared the Everstorm would target the Enchanted Forest next. Calling for an immediate courtship competition (which Dizzy merrily took into her own messy hands) despite Othidar’s protests, Dread was announced The Victor.
Lycus took this time for self-reflection when a siren song caught his attention, spurring Lenta to study further. Luckily, their combined efforts in the meanwhile revealed that Tailoring could push back the Everstorm. With the rush wedding postponed, Celariel called for a celebration so as to not waste Jay’s Enchanted Wedding Cake.
At long last, the Everstorm receded to reveal The Coral Reef.
July 2017: Wishes Come True
The monthly Site Contest is replaced with a special Design Contest, where users get to design items, Quests, clothing, and recolors!
Lenta and Celariel cautiously decide to trust the users with the Heartwood Flower, offering new Kith transformations to the Kith from the Enchanted Forest.
A major feature rollout event grants the users three amazing wishes: Subscriptions, Birthday & Referred Rewards, and a Wishlist!
August 2017: Surprise!
Admin Club hosts a surprise birthday event for admin Diana with lots of party games and prizes. You’re all the best friends an actual rainbow could ask for!
Lycus brings his friend Marcus from the Coral Reef along to apologize to Andre for the destruction caused by the Everstorm. While Andre and Miranda catch up via the Scrying spell, Robin wants to know all the details about Marcus and where he comes from in a new Unique Quest, Discovering the Coral Reef.
September 2017: Treasured Books
When Miranda visits Skyler with the Scrying spell, they decide to swap places again.
Skyler returns to the Enchanted Forest and Miranda comes home to Hope University, leaving Andre with mixed feelings for the loss and gain of a friend.
Miranda’s wanderlust doesn’t keep her at Hope University for long, as Marcus joins the Student Exchange program to run the bookshop in her stead, just like Skyler had done! When Miranda arrives at the Coral Reef, she’s rather unsure how to deal with Tethys’ unusual introduction.
Iris decides that the users have been patient enough, and it’s time they learned the first of many Secrets about the Tattered Weave. The other characters in Hope join her in offering Secret Unique Quests to anyone devoted to them.
Club is promoted to Site Manager and Lead Writer, while stopboorider is promoted from Moderator to Site Assistant!
October 2017: Shadow Stage
A bunch of strange pamphlets came out of the Tatters, inviting users to a deadly performance. The masked Wolf warned everyone not to attract the Narrator’s attention by going maskless, or he might send ‘Stagehands’ after them.
But even death was not as it seemed, for the Hero reappeared, ready to do battle once again, having forgotten his recent death. When users tried to help him remember, the Narrator intervened with a dire warning of his own. Ignoring his threats, everyone banded together to help Hero Ally with a Stagehand, transforming it into a Kith!
Hero explained his Quest to defeat the Narrator, leading everyone to the Witch. Though Witch was just a child, the Narrator possessed her role to issue escalating threats toward the users’ intervention. Undeterred, the users encouraged her to Ally with a Stagehand as well, which had a strange effect on the Narrator’s possession. Thus was the Dollmaker instructed to tell a tale of tragedy, but after comforting a tearful Witch, chose to cut the puppet strings that held him back from an Alliance against the Narrator.
Meanwhile in Hope, Piper and Seeba attempted to lighten up the grim atmosphere with a patch for the play at her Spooktacular Halloweave shop!
Unfortunately for the Artois family, Iris went missing, so Nicholas set out for the Shadow Stage himself.
Storming the Narrator’s castle, they met the Scribe at the gates. Everyone searched high and low, finally discovering that Iris was possessed by the Narrator at the top of the highest tower! In a sudden plot twist, the Scribe called out the Narrator’s poor storytelling and took over herself for a rewrite. With the Narrator gone but vowing vengeance, the Hero returned to life again and the cast of the Shadow Stage was left wondering what would happen next.
November 2017: Witch’s Lessons
The Witch invited everyone to the Spooky Kitchen, giving instructions for all the new tools.
December 2017: Kith Activities
January 2018: Counting Cards
Piper released a new game, Counting Cards, based off Bonnie and Marcus’ card games from the Coral Reef!
February 2018: Enchanted Secrets
March 2018: Loose Ends
The Everstorm returned to the Coral Reef with a vengeance! Lightning struck Enheduanna, Miranda’s Kith, turning her into a Tattered Pluff. She called out for help with a Scrying Spell that fizzled due to the Everstorm’s interference. Ingoring Lycus’ protests, Andre rushed to Tailoring to save his stranded friend, hoping it would be as effective as before.
When that failed, Marcus volunteered to brave the Everstorm to reach Miranda directly. Scooping them both up in his strong arms, Marcus got them safely to the Pirate Grotto down below. Bonnie bought some time while Tethys tried to talk Dione into making Tailoring Patterns, since that stopped the Everstorm before. Though Dione was upset by the suggestion, eventually she agreed to give it a try.
Unfortunately, though Dione tried to sew Enheduanna back together, a Kith cannot be changed by force. Marcus headed back to Hope without her, and Lycus noted with quiet worry that the Everstorm’s readings hadn’t stopped…
April 2018: Plot Twist
When Iris got to Miranda, she tried to encourage Enheduanna to come home and recover in Hope. Instead, Enheduanna bravely chased the Everstorm to - the Shadow Stage!? The Hero took Miranda to see Scribe, who promptly invited her in and sent Hero away on a Quest. Hero turned to Dollmaker for advice and ended up helping him with the undead that rose to bemoan The End they feared was nigh. Once they were put to rest, the two visited Wolf and Witch next, where Witch bought time for Wolf to prepare Tailoring Patterns by cooking up some delicious potion recipes. After much preparation, Wolf acted out her first script by the Scribe without a Narrator’s influence, with great success! As the Everstorm receded, Miranda said her farewells to the Shadow Stage and headed home.
Lycus, on the other hand, was frustrated by the Everstorm’s unpredictable behavior. He was also unhappy to say good-bye to Marcus, who realized how much he missed his friends back home and returned to the Coral Reef.
May 2018: Bank of Hope
June 2018: Potion Panic
July 2018: Forum For All
August 2018: Coral Reef Secret Quests
Diana's Prism Party comes back in full swing for another year of rainbow celebrations! Users had to collect a Pile of Sticky Notes to exchange at the Bank of Hope for various collectible prizes. Club and stopboorider really outdid themselves this year!
Secret Quests finally arrive for the Coral Reef! Now every Character in the Coral Reef has a Unique Quest to reveal once you reach Devoted Reputation with them.
September 2018: Custom Clothing
Instead of a regular Premium clothing update, September started off with the exciting new Custom Clothing feature! Staff looked for a lot of feedback as the feature was refined over time to suit everyone’s needs in a way that matched our community-oriented goals for the site.
However, when the dreaded Thursday the 13th came upon the Shadow Stage, all of Scribe’s books were “edited” by a mysterious new role, The Slasher! After a great deal of authorial fury, Scribe dragged Slasher all the way to Hope to reveal...
...it was Shady Character all along?! What an unmasking! And there, having heard the good news about all the Custom Clothing submitted to the site, Shady Character set up a storefront in some kind of junkyard pile of uploads. Yay?