January Updates- Votes, Rifts, Winter Games, and Reminders


Voting Rewards

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Vote GUI: Gives additional vote info

Players have been asking for new voting rewards. In addition to new rewards, the vote system is getting an overhaul. To get the voting site links, type the command /vote in game, or /vote gui to bring up all your options. Click on the urls in the chat when they come up, and follow the website promps. You can vote on the six sites once per day. Please make sure to put your in game name as its written so as to get credit for your votes. Each vote helps the server with exposure, and now there’s some nice Vote 1perks for doing so!

Now players will be rewarded instantly for each site they vote on with 100 quartz each, and an additional 50 quartz if they vote on all six sites per day. Players can also earn streak rewards for voting 7 days, 14 days, and 2 months in a row! A new Party Vote system hasVote 2 also been put into place, where when the server hits a threshold amount of votes, those who voted get extra bonuses. Check that out with the command /vote party.


New Items include:

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Use the command /vote shop or /vote gui

-2 pts: Diamond
– 8 pts: 64 Bottles of Enchanting
-10 pts: Hardened Diamond Sword (Unbreaking I, Sharpness V)
-20 pts: Mending Enchant Book
-25 pts: Ender Chest
-25 pts: Iron Horse Armor
-30 pts: Gold Horse Armor
-35 pts: Diamond Horse Armor
-80 pts: Dragons Breath
-90 pts: Enchanted Apple (Purple ‘God’ Apple)
-100 pts: Shulker Box

Please note: This is not the end to the vote shop update. Players can continue to make suggestions, and we’ll be monitoring how well the streaks and party votes are going. Continued updates will be posted in the discord as they happen.


Winter Games

Saturday January 13th at 4pm EST players are invited to play a couple rounds of Spleef and Bumper Ice Boating. Everyone who shows up will be rewarded with a brew recipe, as well as the chance to win additional recipes and quartz.

For those new to Spleef, its a strategic competitive game where you must dig out the blocks from under your foes. Every player for themselves; last player standing wins!
Bumper Ice Boating is a race using row boats on ice. Hone your driving skills to navigate the course, but beware of obsticals. If your boat breaks, you’re out for the count.


A fight has been occurring outside the mortal realm; Terth and the Undead Goddess continue to strangle the life from Cataxa, the Forge Mistress. Echoes of their clashes can be felt pulsing across the land. Turmoil and chaos are spreading, consuming any life it comes across. Cataxa’s Stronghold is falling. She’s too weak to fortify her barrier. Her time is near…

There have been a string of Rifts in the past few weeks. Terth has been growing in powerRift A the past few months with his Dark Moons bringing Terthian mobs to fortify encampments in Blue Peaks, and nether breaches in the snow leading ways into the Terthian Dungeons. More recently, Terth has found a way into the Stronghold that housed  Cataxa’s source, and has been feeding off it, corrupting it. Terth was able to absorb enough power to open a rift inside the Stronghold just before Christmas. Mortals fought bravely to stave the attack,  but the damage was done. Cataxa has been left wounded and unable to fortify protection around  her Stronghold.

Rift 1Terth then summoned a rift east of Oak’s Rest. Mortals were quick to tackle it for fear of it consuming their peaceful spawn village. But a heretic invoked a ritual to summon a rift outside of the Freelancers’ Keep. Terth, alongside the Undead Goddess, let loose a massive horde inflicting damage to the keep and its’ inhabitants.

Meteor 1In the following days, The Ancient World saw several meteors strike the surface. Two were found by mortals, and were scavenged for other-worldly items. Meteor 2



Two more rifts approached Oak’s Rest. Mortals have done a decent job staying vigilant in these trying times. Mortals must remember to ban together to take out the rift cores as quickly as possible, for Terth feeds off chaos.

Rift 2

What will come next for Mortals and Oak’s Rest? No one can say for sure. But staying vigil is the key.



The server tutorial will be getting an update as well. Old information will be removed with new info substituted, as well as giving new players a hands-on experience by walking through a mini-dungeon/rift. The mobs will be heavily scaled down to accommodate, and while veteran players are encouraged to help new players, we do ask that you let them experience the battles. We are hoping to encourage new players to stick around by showing them some of what TAW has to offer. A small update will be posted in the discord when that is up and running.


Reminders from Drakortha

Port Orange Portal

Drak has made a new portal to Port Orange, and can be accessed by going to /spawn.

New Port Orange Portal

More portals will be added to the portal hub under the Admin Building once it gets spruced up a little bit.



Drak has added new links to the blog post. Please explore the forums to bump threads or post your own. Looking to get some light on the server to help bring in new players. Post about your time on the server, events you have participated in, and/or your faction.  Screenshot always help. Please be respectful of forum rules when posting. Use the wiki to brush up on the server lore. Also check out Draks’ wallpapers in the downloads tab.


Drak would also like to remind everyone that the server haven’t quite reached its’ goal yet. If you’re able to help out, please do so by visiting the Fundraiser Page . It would be greatly appreciated for any help.



TL:DR– Voting has been updated. New tutorial incoming. Winter Event this Sat. Jan. 13@4pm EST. New portals coming to the Admin Building. New Port Orange portal at spawn. More Rifts might be in store. New links on the blog. Donations for the server greatly appreciated!