For months now, the people of Altera have felt watched. An unnerving feeeling of never quite being alone, always having to look over your shoulder, or up to the skies even for overly curious creatures of avian origin. Injuries have been widespread from them, and some say the blight spread by them. When once it was the songs of birds to signify a new dawn, or the telltale sound of gulls to welcome sailors to port, they became a menace, and it is said it was not only the birds that had changed.
And yet after so long much can change in a short span of time. It was noted around the continent, from city to city, that all birds seemed to either drop from the sky or abruptly fly elsewhere. The overly curious birds of Linlea dropped for a second time in its history to scatter the streets.
Over the next few weeks, this change will continue to influence the wildlife - There is no more watching, or so it seems...
Mojang has announced that on July 18th (barring any major bugs), they will release the 1.13 / Aquatic Update. This update will bring several changes to the game, including a big update to the way water physics works. Water will now flow over any block that has air around it (slabs, stairs, chests, anvils, etc) rather than being blocked by the air. This may effect builds and flooding may happen. We advise all users to look over their builds before we update the server and plug any holes you find.
HollowWorld will not be updating to 1.13 on July 18th. The process for updating will likely take us days to more likely weeks to complete. We run many plugins and modifications that will take time to update, as well as ensuring that our custom plugins are fully functioning. Once the update is released we will immediately begin the process of...
In which we gather all information that is official and published upon the forums relating to the Lore of HollowWorld. Gathered, written and credited to players that have contributed- core being the Lore Coordinators and Keepers of the past several years. Majority are to be tucked away into "Pages" here and accessed on a need-to-know basis.
In Roleplay- your characters would need to learn of many of this information on their own through teachers, scholars, or experiencing it first hand.