Vestholm Castle

A completely unofficial fansite for The Settlers: Rise of an Empire.


Okay, you kids! :P

Posted by Rockerduck on May 21, 2013 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

... That's it!

I'm having a major case of restless fingers, so I might actually do something 'round here. I feel like continuing my stories and giving this 'ere site an overhaul. Just because. *shrugs* Yeah, I'm feeling lonely. *glares at ghosts of Rose, heather and everyone else*

So, laterz!

Announcing major site overhaul

Posted by Rockerduck on October 26, 2012 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (1)

*wipes dust off vestholm.webs* Okay, while I'm likely the only person visiting every now and then I'm feeling particularly settlersy after replaying the game, so I'm going to update and overhaul this here website. Just so you know.


Yay! The Duck's new computar!

Posted by Rockerduck on September 1, 2012 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (2)

I finally scrambled up enough monies to buy that sweet sweet thing! :D

Granted, shovelling around several hundreds of Gigabytes of stuffs isn't fun, but it's all worth it and I should soon be able to resume everything I was forced to put on hold until I'd have a computer that doesn't require a complete re-install every couple of days.

*does celebratory ducky dance and hands out free cookies to everyone, then affectionately pets super silent and powerful 'Sharkoon' that looks all content and ready for some serious work while old computer falls apart next to it*

Also, I miss Outlook Express as horrible as it is. 0_o

Windows Live Mail, really? And what's up with the Desktop shortcut? I needs to move my left hand to press keys now? But I'm lazy! *shakes fist*

Anyway, now that I'll hopefully be back to business, here's what needs to be done:

  1. Overhaul this website to make it more appealing now that we get the odd new member every few months. Even if no one visits here anymore. *glares at Rose and heatherek*
  2. Overhaul this website. Yes, really. Needs easier to access character profiles and fanon (I cringe at that word) timeline.
  3. WRITE! :D Still no laptop but hey, it won't feel like such a waste on a working computer, I hope.

Alas Poor Wiki

Posted by Rose on August 30, 2011 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (9)

Webs is taking down the wiki app on the first of September, in two days time, which shall be met with much rejoicing as that EasyEdit thing was a pain. :) Until I have time to find some sort of alternative, if you want any of the material from the wiki, comment here or pop me a line. I've got the whole thing backed up, although it was a rush job and it doesn't look pretty. *shudders*

EDIT (14-09-11): Well, that was pointless. Wiki's still up, apparently. Since it might go down any day, however, I've created a subforum as a replacement, as per Rockerduck's suggestion. Feel free to move any information over there; I'll try and do some when I have more time. 

The Bookshop

Posted by Rose on January 25, 2011 at 2:07 PM Comments comments (1)

A new forum category has been created to house random fics that you don't want to inflict on FF.N, for whatever reason - abundance of fluff, incompleteness, you name it. Time Lies can be found there as well. 

The Bookshop is not a spoiler free zone - anything goes in that regard. Read at your own risk. That said, keep it PG. Kids read these, ya know. 

~*Have A Great Flight, Rose!*~

Posted by Rockerduck on January 22, 2011 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (4)

... and a safe arrival! I hope everything goes smoothly. Or went, by the time you're reading this. Which may be on some strange airport, too. You never know!

Laters, you! *waves*

Me Over the Next Few Months

Posted by Rose on January 8, 2011 at 4:08 AM Comments comments (2)

Since this is going to get mighty confusing, I'll give a rundown of when I'll be around and when I won't. Whenever I'm not around, Rocky's in charge. 


  • I get on a plane on the 23rd of January, but chances are I won't be on here after the 19th.
  • I should have internet access again by the 26th. This should remain more or less steady, although there may be occasional breaks over the first eight weeks or so.
  • I will probably pick up writing again in February, considering how I'm gonna be buried in snow. 
  • By the beginning of April, my internet access should be steady and constant. 
So basically, I'm only missing a few days here and there. No need to panic. 


Back Again

Posted by Rose on January 3, 2011 at 7:01 PM Comments comments (1)

Uh-huh, yep, back. Good to see you only broke the wiki and didn't destroy the entire site, guys. :P

On Vacation

Posted by Rose on December 18, 2010 at 4:18 AM Comments comments (0)

I (Rose) am going on holiday between 20-12-10 and 02-01-11. I'm leaving Rockerduck in charge. Please don't do anything stupid like crash the server or set fire to the Rook and Pony. Please? :D

Forum Updates

Posted by Rose on November 2, 2010 at 10:01 PM Comments comments (0)

The forum system has been reshuffled slightly. There are four forums now.

  • The Castle is for gameplay help. That's where I'll go running to when I try and fail to beat Rossotorres ... I mean, where you can go to get help with how to actually play the game. 
  • The Storehouse is for writing help. If you need someone to beta-read a story or have a question about characterisation, setting, et cetera, this is where you go. It has a spoiler-free policy detailed in the forum itself. 
  • The Marketplace is for Settlers chat that doesn't fit into the above - for instance, if you've done some nice new fanart or something. 
  • The Rook and Pony is where the moderators/regular writers go to discuss spoilery stuff. Created mostly because Rocky wanted it. *ducks the raisin cookies*
If you've got any questions on the forum system, message me.