According to the official Saga of Ryzom website, focus beta testers (and you know who you are!) now have access to the "Fair Haven" chat server. More on the focus beta stage as it develops.
Also, the history section of the site has been updated with the part one of the tale of Mabreka.
After the destruction of the rainbows during the kitin war I had taken to the bush with my family and a dozen survivors from our village. I still recall the continual pang in my stomach, the anxiety, the insecurity. We roamed from one shelter to the next oft times sleeping in trees whenever the smell of kitin was still thick in the air. We had been living this precarious life for full four years when one day tidings came to my father from a Kami of a road that would take us to new lands, where the rainbows had delivered our brethren.
Follow this link to read it in its entirety.
Visit the website for The Saga of Ryzom here.