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Holt Status Survey - Active, Inactive, Closed, etc. - April 2014

Eregyrn

(just the intro post)

Eregyrn

At this point, I want to streamline this task -- so I will be keeping up the FULL listing at one location only. At present, that location is the ElfQuestFanArt site (www.elfquestfanart.com).

Anybody visiting this thread who would like to view this list in its entirety (to see all of the old groups listed, and their status), should go here:



http://www.elfquestfanart.com/index.php?topic=202.msg1836#msg1836




Below, please find only a list of known ACTIVE EQ fan groups (updated 04/14/14):




Beacon Call Holt

(All kinds of elves, original characters welcome)

http://beaconcallholt.freeforums.net

-- new group in 2014




Children of the Banished

(Go-Backs descended from the group Rayek attacked, friends with snow leopards.)

http://www.elfquest.com/social/index.php?do=/pages/39/

-- last activity November 2012?




Chronicles of Aether

(EQ-based RP in a medieval/high fantasy setting)

http://www.coa.lastomen.com

-- active to present




Der Hain der Drachenreiter

(German group - EQ-based RP in high fantasy setting, elves riding dragons; forum-based RP)

http://www.elfwood.de/index02.htm

-- active to present on forum




Great Oak Holt

(Wolfriders and Go-Backs, some wanderers, original characters welcome)

http://greatoakholt.forummotion.com

-- new group in 2014




The Holt of Dancing Lights

(Non-canon, elves bonded to elk and some wolves, looking for the Palace, original characters welcome)

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/holtofdancinglights/info

http://holtofdancinglights.freeforums.org/index.php (forum)

-- new group in 2014




Holt of Grand Illusions

(Offline group with web presence)

http://hgrandillusions.tripod.com/HGImainpage.html

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Holt_of_Grand_Illusions (more active site)

Contact Info: Elkgrace@hotmail.com

-- active to present




Oakleaf Holt

(Canon EQ, wolfriders, Go Backs, Wavedancers; will have others eventually; forum-based RP; original characters)

http://oakleafholt.boards.net/index.cgi

-- active to present




River Twine Holt

(Wolfriders, non-canon; play through stories and art; adoptables only)

http://www.rivertwine.com/

-- active to present




Sternjaeger / Starhunters

(German group)

http://sternjaeger.snowfeather.com/

http://www.snowfeather.com/forum/sternjaeger/

-- appears to be active to present, last activity on forum in Jan 2014




Survivors of a Lost Holt

(Wolfriders vs. Trolls)

http://lostholt.eu.pn (website)

http://survivorsofalostholt.freeforums.net (forum)

-- active to present, new website




Tear's Haven Holt

(?)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TearsHaven/

-- some activity in 2013




Three Holts Alliance

(Play by story, zine publication, online presence; character creation
for elves, trolls, humans)

http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/threeholtsalliance/

email: grandfatheritzamna@yahoo.com

- Stone Towers Holt (pureblood elves in the desert, at war with humans)

- Lilac Valley Holt (wolfriders, catriders, pureblooded elven farmers)

- Greenwater Holt (sea elves)

-- some activity in 2013




Thunderwater Holt

(Pureblooded elves in two groups, living by the sea)

http://thunderwaterholt.freeforums.org/

-- active to present




Twin Peaks Holt

(Pureblooded elves with snow leopards, with conflicting human clans; forum-based RP; adoptables only)

http://www.frozenleaves.com/twinpeaks/

-- some activity in 2013




Wild Forest Holt

(Non-canon, pureblooded elves bonded to giant lizards, multiple character ownership, original characters welcome)

http://wildforestholt.boards.net

-- new group in 2014




World Paths Holt

(Offline holt with online presence; character creation or adoption; fanzine publication; consists of several holts scattered throughout the World of Two Moons under the umbrella holt of World Paths - see website for info)

- Sagewinds Holt (Sagewinds, Wolf Elves, Meadow Valley)

- Crystal Waters Holt (Wolfshadow, Haven Mountain)

- Serengeti Mists Holt (Shadowstriders, Twilightborn, Starborn Peaks, Veldtkeepers, Duskgreeters, Peacebringers, Lionpride)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WorldPaths

WARNING: considered an adult site since of 1200+ illos, 2 are bare chested females - the horror

Contact Info: Elkgrace@hotmail.com

-- active to present


Silberschweif

What a great idea to check the holt activity list Smile I have a few newer details about German holts which are listed above.



Thornwood Holt

(German group)

http://www.thornwoodholt.de.vu/

closed since may 2010



Followers of the Wind

(German group)

http://www.windfollowers.de.vu/

-- site gone but not closed



Hidden Ones

(German group)

http://www.hiddenones.de/

closed a few years ago



Die Mondreiter

(German group)

http://www.mondreiterhain.de.vu/

closed a few years ago



Sternjaeger / Starhunters

(German group)

http://sternjaeger.snowfeather.com/

http://www.snowfeather.com/forum/sternjaeger/

active to present

Leanan

Oh, you listed Three Moons Holt under active? Thank you for that, but I think you could say we're on Hiatus at the time being. There's been no official announcement saying we're on Hiatus, but all active players have made personal announcements that they will be absent due to real life.

Eregyrn

Thanks, Silberschweif!

Leanan -- okay, thanks! I'll put the group under "On Hiatus". Just let me know when its status changes again in the future. Smile

Trollbabe

Geocities in general no longer exists.

Eregyrn

Yes. I think that I moved every group that had a Geocities URL to the "WEBSITE GONE/BROKEN" category. There might be a few I missed, but that was my intention. It may not mean that the group no longer exists, but if they have moved to a new website, I haven't yet discovered it.

Gypsy_Anna

Fantastic list! Smile

Westering Holt is actually re-opening. An email has been sent to all of our members, but we'd love to welcome newcomers, too. In fact, I think we'll need to beg for newcomers. Smile

Thank you for putting the time into investigating the holts and posting a comprehensive, concise report!

Eregyrn

That's great, Anna! I hope you'll create a new section for Westering Holt here, that will help even more players to find you!

ElfQuestFanArt.com also has a Holts section, where you might want to create a presence.

Gypsy_Anna

I've started a group for Westering here, but I'm still exploring the new site! I'm very excited to get Westering going again. Smile

Sofia

Hi!

Thank you so much for your hard work, putting this list together! Here's a quick update on the Holts I mod or that I'm just a member of:

Mirrors' Lake Holt: Just got a few more posts in the RPG. New members always welcome!

Starpool Holt: Damn, I miss this place! No idea about when it will be active again, hopefully one day...

Survivors of a Lost Holt: Has more elves than just Wolfriders. Currently we have fox-bloods, bird-bloods (type of bird yet unspecified), elk-bloods, bear-bloods and cheetah-bloods running around as well, plus plainsrunners, who're purebloods.

The Self-Elf Holt: I've posted and asked if anyone else still is interested in this. No idea what the answer will be.

Three Moons Holt: Just getting back from hiatus! New members, of course, welcome!

ElfTanner

I want to officially put Danen on Hiatus. The site will be going into Wrapstuff so work can be done on it. People of late have not been posting, not even the people that have been with me since the beginning in 2003. I hope all of the people on the site will come back and play when I open her up again. It will be starting fresh, in the future about One Year (storyline time that is). In the Rainforest especially there will be major changes and I hope my main players will join me in this...
I will also be making it so people can sign up as reader members or players, there will be monthly challenges and themes and a yearly calender. I have put a lot of time and tears into this site. I love it almost as much as Elfquest and only want to make it better. Thank you. With Love
~Highone/Elftanner

Sofia

Another quick update, in case this list is still active.

Mirrors' Lake Holt: ACTIVE

Starpool Holt: ON HIATUS (the website is slowly but surely updating and the forum is back up.)

Survivors of a Lost Holt: ACTIVE

The Self-Elf Holt: CLOSED

Three Moons Holt: ACTIVE

Angelalex242

I'm not part of any holts at present, but I seem to be having trouble finding something I can join.



Looking for Original Character_OK Wolfriders, if possible.



Animal Mimicry (What Teir does) is my preferred magic type.



I've kinda been hopping in and out of the list, but it's a bit confusing to navigate.

Sofia


I'm not part of any holts at present, but I seem to be having trouble finding something I can join.

Looking for Original Character_OK Wolfriders, if possible.

Animal Mimicry (What Teir does) is my preferred magic type.

I've kinda been hopping in and out of the list, but it's a bit confusing to navigate.
Hi! I sent you a message about possible Holts you maybe would like to be part of; hope it was helpful and not annoying Smile

psychosarah999

My Holt children of the banished is still open though i haven't written for a while it is more fan writing but you write for your own character and when i write a story you choose what the character says and does so you can check it out if you want, we are go backs not wolf riders but we do have a member with tiers powers.

Eregyrn

List above updated for August 2012.

FireStar, if you'll give me a link to where people can find the Children of the Banished group, I'll be happy to add it above!

Embala

Not sure whether FireStar has noticed your post, Eregyrn. Anyway, here's the link to her "Banished".

Eregyrn

Thanks, Embala! Added above.

Tam

Leafpath just created Oakleaf Holt, which we just started...so far, we've got a really good vibe going, and it would be awesome if more people would join. Smile

http://oakleafholt.boards.net/index.cgi

Tehaar

Three Moons Holt is on hiatus at the moment.

Mirror's Lake Holt is still active even though we post with long intervals right now. Smile

Eregyrn

Thanks, Tehaar!

Updated, and also added Oakleaf Holt!

Rae_treeshaper




At this point, I want to streamline this task -- so I will be keeping up the FULL listing at one location only. At present, that location is the ElfQuestFanArt site (www.elfquestfanart.com).

Anybody visiting this thread who would like to view this list in its entirety (to see all of the old groups listed, and their status), should go here:

http://www.elfquestfanart.com/index.php?topic=202.msg1836#msg1836


Below, please find only a list of known ACTIVE EQ fan groups (updated 01/10/13):


Children of the Banished
(Go-Backs descended from the group Rayek attacked, friends with snow leopards.)
http://www.elfquest.com/social/index.php?do=/pages/39/
-- active to present


Chronicles of Aether
(EQ-based RP in a medieval/high fantasy setting)
http://www.lastomen.com/rpgs/CoA/index_coa.html
-- active to present


Der Hain der Drachenreiter
(German group - EQ-based RP in high fantasy setting, elves riding dragons; forum-based RP)
http://www.elfwood.de/index02.htm
-- active to present on forum


Holt of Grand Illusions
(Offline group with web presence)
http://hgrandillusions.tripod.com/HGImainpage.html
-- active to present


Gypsolon
(Dutch group)
http://fstgypsolon.myfreeforum.org/home.html
-- last activity in forum in 2011


Lost Oasis
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Lost_Oasis/
-- very low activity on Yahoo, but appears to be posting


Mirror's Lake Holt
(?)
http://mirrorslake.starpool-holt.com/


this link doesnt seem to be working. sorry im looking for a holt to join.

Rob

Mar 3, 2014

Hang in there, Rae -- it might take a few days, but an up-to-date listing of holts is coming.

Tam

Mar 3, 2014

I'd like to add that Oakleaf has Wavedancers now. :)

Dark_Serval

Mar 3, 2014

I'm a member of Daystar, oldest still running holt, and based out of Arizona. I don't think too many of us are on here, tho. Lol.

Sofia

Mar 3, 2014

Updates!

Mirrors Lake Holt has sadly gone to the Palace because of my neglect. I suck.

Survivors of a Lost Holt on the other hand is still going strong. We're a fairly slow-paced holt, so it's a good holt to join if you have a busy real life to take care of ;) We have a new website (http://lostholt.eu.pn/) but the e-mail group where we role-play is still the same (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lost_holt/)

Also, Survivors of a Lost Holt has other elves than wolfriders too. So far we have pureblooded elves, bird-blooded elves, fox-, elk- and cheetah-blooded elves, and we briefly had a bear-blooded elf. Our planet had loads of High Ones, so there's room to be creative!

PS. Anyone want us to link to your Holt from our site? Just tell me the link and what banner to use and our Holts can be buddies ;)

Leanan

Mar 3, 2014

I have the sad duty of informing you that Three Moons Holt has been deleted by the forum provider. I assume this is because of inactivity in the forums. I apologize to all who worked hard to write information for the Holt.

Sofia

Mar 3, 2014

@Leanan: Yes, I think it was due to inactivity. Really sad about all the lost informationa and that we'll never get to play out all the interesting plots :(

I liked all my elves in this Holt, my Gliders especially. Was so looking forward to get to play the villain! I'm thinking about bringing my elves over to another Holt somewhere, because not having gotten to play out their stories feels like such a loss...

Leanan

Mar 3, 2014

*hugs Sofia* I share your sadness. I had no idea that a forum could be removed like that - I suppose it has been mentioned in the rules when I made the site, but I'm very bad at remembering stuff like that.

I think mine will turn up in some form or other, too.

Tam

Mar 3, 2014

*hugs for you both* I have been there. I've dragged a few characters around multiple holts, telling their stories.

Sofia

Mar 3, 2014

@Leanan and @Tam: Thank you for the sympathy! I'm actually so attached to my Three Moons elves that I've gone and made a Holt for 'wanderers' where people can come up with new elves or bring in 'old' elves from closed Holts.

Thus, since I derailed this topic I'll try to bring it back on track with a link to my newly started Holt:

Beacon Call Holt

It's only an hour old, so no members yet, but it's open to all kinds of elves; elves of all bloods (well, not My Little Pony-blood but you get the meaning), elves who've lost their RPG Holt, elves who you just thought of, etc. etc. are all welcome!

Leanan

Mar 3, 2014

Good luck with your new Holt, Sofia!

Here's another new Holt, recently created by @Rae_treeshaper:

Great Oak Holt

We're still in process of setting it up, but new members are most welcome!

Peacekeeper

Apr 4, 2014

Wow it's amazing how a little time will get people churning into holts. I talked to Embala for the last 3 months about the lack of active messages/stories in holts with which she made a great point of the holidays losing the focus. But now I'm seeing no less than 4 holts out of the depths or new to see and make elves and even allow older ones. Many of you have seen my comments about it, and Sofia I'm so sorry PK left Survivors, but it was so slow paced for me. I really feel bad, but now that you mention this new one, Beacon Call and Great Oak starting, I'm gonna have to look over things closely and also play some new elves in the others possibly. And I love meeting everyone here new and not so new talking about it all. Decisions, decisions...

Sofia

Apr 4, 2014

@Peacekeeper - No worries, slow paced Holts aren't for everyone just like fast paced Holts aren't for everyone :) Beacon Call has no participation requierment so that people with limited rp-time can enjoy it too, so it might be too slow for you as well. I hope you have a good time in Great Oak Holt!

Peacekeeper

Apr 4, 2014

Great Oak may be best for PK, but it won't stop me from making other elves in the other holts. Maybe that's the key having several elves to keep active more easily for a fast pacer like me, lol!

Nibblet

Apr 4, 2014

There will be a new holt with a twist arriving soon!

Peacekeeper

Apr 4, 2014

Oh? What's that Nibblet, and hello there my friend!

Nibblet

Apr 4, 2014

Hi! Very nice to meet you ^^
I'm still doing the backstage fiddly parts (drawing menu buttons and tedious layouts, pleh) but when its all done I'll post it up here! What I CAN say is that it will be OC, no word count limit and as many open spots as there are people willing to rp in them.

Peacekeeper

Apr 4, 2014

Very good start! Good luck and I'll look for it!

Eregyrn

Apr 4, 2014

Hey, all! O_O Gosh, sorry about this -- for some reason, I thought that a thread that I had created (like this one) would notify me when there were new posts in it, so I just didn't notice that folks had posted!

I will fix the link above, and will also be trying to do a full update of the full list really soon, including the corrections you guys have posted here in the last few weeks, as well as adding some of the new holts that people are posting about.

Eregyrn

Apr 4, 2014

Okay, so there's a sort-of quick update. The link to the main list is fixed; and the links in the Active list at the start of this thread are fixed. Plus it reflects that the list was last updated in November of 2013, so it at least better reflects that the active list is not as out of date as it previously appeared to be.

Next I'll get the new holts mentioned here added, and other corrections that folks have noted made.

I should also suggest that anyone here who has a holt that they'd like to advertise, consider joining ElfQuestFanArt.com, and creating a thread for it in the Holt section of the forum there, too! As far as I know, it's the other most-active EQ fan site out there right now, and thus a good place to advertise.

Tam

Apr 4, 2014

Would love to join EQFA, but the site says my IP is a spam address. >.>

Sofia

Apr 4, 2014

@Tam - Weird. I have a user over there. If you want I could post info about any Holts you might want to advertise until you've got the IP-address issue sorted out.

@Eregyrn - Notifications seem to be off or at least I don't know how to turn them on either :/ Thank you for your hard work with this list and for the reminder of EQart!

Tam

Apr 4, 2014

Oakleaf has Dreamcat over there, who can advertise for us. :) I have no idea how to sort out this silly IP thing...it says I have to message a moderator, but I can't actually...DO THAT without an account. Ugh.

Sofia

Apr 4, 2014

Then I could message a mod for you instead :)

Tam

Apr 4, 2014

That would be lovely. :)

Eregyrn

Apr 4, 2014

Yeah, let any of us know if you want to be put in touch with a mod! If you message one of us your email address, we can give that to one of the mods over there.

Eregyrn

Apr 4, 2014

Updated on 04/09/14 - new website added for Survivors of a Lost Holt; new holts added: Beacon Call Holt, Great Oak Holt, The Hold of Dancing Lights, Wild Forest Holt; Gypsolon, Nolia moved to "Appears Inactive"; Lost Oasis, Mirror's Lake both moved to "Website Gone"; Schneereiter moved to "Closed". Holt of Grand Illusions websites updated; World Paths Holt added; Windhow/Bluereef moved to Inactive; Oceans Edge, Tailwater, and Shadow Vale moved to On Hiatus; Mountain Tree and Seawinds moved to Closed.


If anyone knows of further updates that should be made, just post here! That includes the folks here who have posted about the new Holts -- if you'd like them summarized differently, or anything, just let me know.

Tam

Apr 4, 2014

If you can just add that Oakleaf has Wavedancers now too, that would be great. :D

Eregyrn

Apr 4, 2014

Sure thing!

Tam

Apr 4, 2014

Thanks. :D Also, it looks like the links are broken. O.o I mean, one can copy and paste them, but clicking on them leads back to this thread...

Eregyrn

Apr 4, 2014

O_O Okay, NOW they work...

Tam

Apr 4, 2014

Yay! :D

Peacekeeper

Apr 4, 2014

Great to see the holts are making a comeback!

Stephanie

Apr 4, 2014

Thank you for including us! (Holt of Dancing Lights) We're actually going to be playing on a forum, but I figured it would be easier to have us in two places to make us more likely to be found.

Eregyrn

Apr 4, 2014

@Stephanie If you'd like me to include a link to the forum also, just let me know!

RichardPini

Apr 4, 2014

Let me add my two cents in here to urge anyone and everyone who wants conduct Holt doings here, please do go for it. One thing I can promise is that no one's going to lose posts, threads, whatever because "the provider" deleted them! Lack of activity may cause your thread to scroll down for a while, but Elfquest.com is here to stay, and we make backups of the entire site every 24 hours.

Peacekeeper

Apr 4, 2014

Thanks Richard! We're doing our best to get new elves here. A struggle since the days of the ol' Fan Club...I miss my old holt Mountainview.

StarShine

Apr 4, 2014

Geeze, I am going to hve to see what I can do about getting my 'Holt' together ( as a TT game) and see what I can do.

Nightsea

Apr 4, 2014

Nightsea the character played at a Star Trek Mirror Universe + Elfquest
Crossover "Holt" online called the ISS Ghidorah. It is still online and you'd have to contact
the UK owner to see if he's open to new members or if this is defunct. Mostly it hasn't
had new activity in some years, just fair warning.

I made my character Softfeather to go into a holt that was mostly offline, but has
a website here: http://www.angelfire.com/on2/TwoMoons/Opener.html

There's a nice list still of holts here: http://www.afkevanherpt.nl/frozenrain/holts/index.html
and any general websearch or Yahoo Groups search will show searchers lots
more holts!

Ayooah,
--Nightsea

Stephanie

May 5, 2014

@Eregyrn, that would be wonderful! Here you go, guys!

oltofdancinglights.freeforums.org/index.php

Trollbabe

May 5, 2014

Should be holtofdancinglights.freeforums.org/index.php

Eregyrn

May 5, 2014

Added that, and fixed the URL, Trollbabe! :)


@Nightsea

Nightsea the character played at a Star Trek Mirror Universe + Elfquest
Crossover "Holt" online called the ISS Ghidorah. It is still online and you'd have to contact
the UK owner to see if he's open to new members or if this is defunct. Mostly it hasn't
had new activity in some years, just fair warning.


Lack of activity in over a year has tended to make me put a group in a category other than "Active Holts". Looking at the linked website for "ISS Ghidorah", the front page of the website says "last updated 14th February 2002"… which also really makes it look like it's not active any longer.


I made my character Softfeather to go into a holt that was mostly offline, but has
a website here: http://www.angelfire.com/on2/TwoMoons/Opener.html


Looking into it -- I have this group on the full list (found at EQFA.com from the link at the top) in the "On Hiatus" category, listed under "Shadow Vale". I don't remember right now exactly why I put the group there, but generally, I didn't do that unless I was able to find something that said they were on hiatus, or unless someone told me they knew that it was.


There's a nice list still of holts here: http://www.afkevanherpt.nl/frozenrain/holts/index.html
and any general websearch or Yahoo Groups search will show searchers lots
more holts!


Yes, back when I started this project, I used that page of Afke's as a starting point! But as the page says -- she has not updated it since 2008, so it's really no longer a good list if you are trying to find out which holts are still active.

Pretty much every group on that list is somewhere on my list as well, in the category that seems to best represent it (Active, Inactive, on hiatus, missing, etc.)

Tam

May 5, 2014

My very first holt (Wandering Steps) and the first holt I created (Tiger's Eye, which was improperly filed under non-Wolfrider) are on that list, and it makes me happy. <3 I'm super bummed that I can no longer get in to the Tiger's Eye Yahoo group (and it was recently deleted), but the Wandering Steps site still works, partly. Nostalgia. <3

Tam

Dec 12, 2014

Oakleaf Holt is actively recruiting! Please see our main thread in the Holts section for more info. I also thought this would be a good place to discuss link exchanging; Oakleaf has a section for off-site links, and we like to exchange with other holts. If you're interested, lemme know!

Delhya

Dec 12, 2014

Sure Tam! If and when things start going for Ocean Dreams again. ^_^

Vaeri

Dec 12, 2014

just want to let you know that Great Oak has sadly shut down.

and i created a new holt, High Cove Holt. it's based in a coastal setting, with a tribe of pure blooded sea dwelling elves, and a splinter group of wolf blooded elves who broke from the early days of Rahnee's chieftainship. we have tons of adoptables, but are willing to accept original characters if they can be easily incorperated, and don't just wander in.^^

http://highcoveholt.forumotion.com/

Eyeshigh

Dec 12, 2014

@Tam. What do you mean with exchanging from other Holts? I am now in the Holt of Delhya and she mentioned your Holt. I'd like to stay in Ocean's Edge, but we do want more members...

Tam

Dec 12, 2014

Meaning simply that Delhya would post a link to Oakleaf on her forum, and I would post a link to Ocean's Edge on mine. That would give other members who may not get their full RP fix another place to go, or a place for mods to refer new people to if they're not accepting members, or for current members to go if they'd reached their character limit in one place.

Eyeshigh

Dec 12, 2014

Thank! ;) :)

Delhya

Dec 12, 2014

Soo Now has to figure how to tweak so I can post links! ^_^ new to this whole forum thing. I will buzz around the admin page and let you know when i figure it out. I am not tech savvy in the least.

Delhya

Dec 12, 2014

Anyone who wants me to linked their Holt on mine let me know.
So far I have High cove and Oakleaf.

Sofia

Dec 12, 2014

Survivors of a Lost Holt and Beacon Call Holt both love to link to other Holts! I'm on my phone right now, so adding links is tricky, but I'll be sure to get links to all new Holts up on their forum and website sometime this weekend :)

Delhya

Dec 12, 2014

I added both! ^_^

Sofia

Dec 12, 2014

Great! I've added links to your Holt to Beacon Call's forum and will add the to Survivors of a Lost Holt's website the next time I update it (should be next weekend - this one got too busy for updates to be possible :( )