As the title says, this group will be closing down permanently. It was not an easy decision to make, but I don't think this group, the way it is now, has a future still - and changes that might bring hope for the future would have to reach too far into the basic structure of it all. Thus, despite my efforts over the past months to come up with fixes that would allow this group to reopen, I've come to the conclusion that permanently closing it down would be the best.
I'm sorry to everyone who might be disappointed by this; and I wish to thank everyone for giving us great memories during the short life of this group. Last but not least, a shout out to the mods who helped make everything possible.
Love you all, and thank you for your time and effort <3
Now... If anyone's by chance interested, I'm planning on eventually opening a new group with a somewhat similar focus - rising from the ashes of this one, so to say. In retrospect, Avalon Core was created by merging two different ideas I had; the new group will be one of those two base ideas turned into reality, with a new twist to it. As far as similarities go, they're both Alice in Wonderland themed and they both allow your characters to "battle" others, though in vastly different ways - but that's pretty much about it. (Actually, the new one might allow animal features, but only under certain circumstances, and in a completely different context altogether.)
You will find the group at - as you can see, it's still empty as its contents are under heavy construction and your truly is busy, but eventually it'll be finished. Any current or past members of Avalon Core will be able to have their membership "transferred" to the new group upon its opening, if they wish so - all you need to do is either sent a join request with a comment "member of AC" or something along those lines, or shoot me a message. Same goes of course for mods, which are also welcome to join there as mods if they so desire.
Thank you again for your time here, and for having taken the time to read this. I sincerely hope we'll see each other again, either in caucus-race, or elsewhere on the vast expanses of deviantArt.
--yours truly, amashi