Lyran Tal's chat room, Crosswinds Tavern, is available through AOL or through AOL Instant Messaging (AIM). You need to already have AIM installed and be logged in before you can access the chat. Every AOL subscriber has an account; if you're not a subscriber, you can sign up for a free screen name that you can use with the AIM software.
Roleplay in the Crosswinds Tavern typically begins around 9:30/10:00 p.m. Eastern Time on most weekdays. Currently, Tuesday and Thursday nights are our most popular play times. Our current hosting schedule can be found here: Tavern Hosting Hours
Before you enter the room for live role-play, please review the page on Free Form Roleplaying.
To enter a chat session at the Crosswinds Tavern from AOL, click here. (This link is accessible only through AOL!)
To enter via AIM:
Alternatively, you can click on this link: AIM Link (which can be highlighted and copied onto your desktop for your convenience!)
To enter via Trillian:
Note: If a Trillian user wants to enter an AIM chatroom, the exchange must be specified. This is done naturally when you're invited into the room, but if you try to enter the room uninvited, it doesn't work. Technically speaking, Trillian uses exchange 5, but AIM uses exchange 4. Because Trillian is looking for an exchange 5 chatroom, when it doesn't find one, it creates one -- a shiney, new empty one!
To enter via GAIM/Pidgin:
To enter via iChat:
If you know of any other chat clients, please tell us about them so we can add them to this page.