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Ever wanted to know a little bit more about the people you play with? We sure do! Every other week we'll be interviewing one randomly chosen player from each server.

We're going to do our best to represent players of all levels and alignments in the interest of fairness. We are only going to do interviews in game, however, so the odds are in favor of those who play more often. If you are chosen and interested in participating, you get a once in a lifetime trip to the glamorous GM island!

...Just don't mind the dead bodies.

#23. Bear and Venus
#22. Greetje and Nutter
#21. Issac Wildfire and Lord of Chaos
#20. Elayne Trakand and Gorgon
#19. Sealyx and Imperial Lord
#18. Angeline Silverfire and Scooby Dooby Doo
#17. Malike and King Norco
#16. Loganata and Dark Destinie
#15. Blamina and Scragg
#14. Agent X and Sirgeojonez
#13. X Aribeth X and Lord Wax
#12. Sogbu and Tempester
Special Feature: Grat Rochord, A Legend Among Legends
#11. Will and Locos
#10. Malodious and Kyra Samael
#9. Kenet and Xeon
#8. Hassassin and Clara Smith
#7. Aybalon and Vladette
#6. God of Thunder and Kabutops
#5. Sophia and Flaming Amarant
#4. Celtico and Onix
#3. Lady Spec and Rehalmus
#2. Neena and Meatwad
#1. Starlight and I Love Suki


Bear and Venus
Friday March 27, 2009

Player NameBear
IRL LocationExcelsior Springs, MO
Member SinceJanuary 2004
ServerLegends
GuildDivine Intervention (DI)
Character DescriptionBear is a well balanced warrior � half fighting and half tradeskills
Orb BuildSTR 100, INT 5, DEX 100, CON 31
Weapon of ChoiceRough Cedar Bow
AlignmentDivine
FactionNeutral
Level105
Favorite MobRock Trolls
Favorite AreaThe Bank
Favorite thing to do in AE"Hunting and chatting with friends"
Favorite thing to do IRLBear enjoys movies and music
Favorite CraftCarpentry
If you could change on thing in AE..."Be able to attack bankers with my bow down � all jokes aside I would say a better use of farming."
Shout Out"Big hello to all and lots of luv to my guild DI!"


Player NameVenus
IRL LocationDenver, CO
Member SinceOff and on since July 2007
ServerHeroes
GuildDeath Ends ALL Discussion (DEAD)
Character Description"Dex Mage - friendly, charismatic, helpful (when I have time)."
Orb BuildSTR 6, INT 100, DEX 100, CON 30
Weapon of ChoiceBow of the Unknown and Staff of Kuthos' Might
AlignmentNeutral
FactionNeutral
Level105
Favorite Mob"Just doing CK mobs recently."
Favorite AreaTundria (Talazar's Revenge expansion)
Favorite thing to do in AE"Helping out guildmates, and if they're not on it depends on my mood for the day. Some times tasks, others CKs...I enjoy the variety of the game."
Favorite thing to do IRLVenus spends a lot of time at work, but in her spare (depending on the weather) she enjoys running, snowboarding, or just watching movies.
Favorite CraftAlchemy
If you could change on thing in AE...Venus would allow looted items to be repairable, that way people would wear them after stealing them.
Shout Out"Carpe Diem"



Greetje and Nutter
Friday February 27, 2009

Greetje
Player NameGreetje
IRL LocationBelgium (The land of the best chocolate...and the best beer)
Member SinceFeb 2004
ServerLegends
GuildN/A
Character Description Greetje is a Night Elf Female Warrior (loves the night vision bonus). "I've worked to max all of my skills. I'm always a good girl and try to help when I can. I'm more of a solo player, and I hate dragons."
Orb BuildSTR 101, INT 5, DEX 50, CON 80
Weapon of ChoiceBDD (Blood Drain Dagger); "Before, it was the Agon."
AlignmentScourge
FactionNeutral
Level110
Favorite MobGiant Squids
Favorite AreaAt sea; "I love the monsters there and it's a nice place. It looks very real."
Favorite thing to do in AETradeskilling
Favorite thing to do IRLSwimming
Favorite CraftMixing
If you could change on thing in AE..."I would make my Imadi's plate pink again."
Shout Out"Peace in game, that's important...it's only a game."


Nutter
Player NameNutter
IRL LocationColchester, England
Member SinceOct 2005
ServerHeroes
GuildDEAD (Death Ends ALL Discussion)
Character Description Nutter is a Human Male Con Mage. "A fighter with trade skills. I try n do everything."
Orb BuildSTR 5, INT 101, DEX 30, CON 100
Weapon of ChoiceSoEM (Staff of Elemental Mastery)
AlignmentScourge
FactionNeutral
Level105
Favorite Mob"I wanna get to Dragons."
Favorite AreaTides of Fate
Favorite thing to do in AE"Guild PK'n."
Favorite thing to do IRLRunning and playing on the computer
Favorite CraftAlchemy
If you could change on thing in AE...He would stop liars.
Shout Out"..."



Issac Wildfire and Lord of Chaos
January 20, 2008

Issac Wildfire
Player NameIssac Wildfire
IRL LocationDenver, CO
Member SinceDransik Beta
ServerLegends
GuildTalons of the Phoenix (PHNX)
Character DescriptionA Warrior willing to help anyone and do anything to get the job done.
Orb BuildSTR 100, INT 5, DEX 50, CON 81
Weapon of ChoiceAncient Sword of Agon or Edge of the Slayer
AlignmentNeutral
FactionNeutral
Level108
Favorite MobNorthern Frost Giant Soldiers
Favorite AreaTo hunt: Northern Frost Giant Island. To hang out: Hammerfist
Favorite thing to do in AE"I like to mine ores when I'm not hunting"
Favorite thing to do IRL"I like to bowl, play softball, fish, and have fun with my kids."
Favorite CraftMining
If you could change on thing in AE..."Good question. I think if I was to change anything it would be the star rating. It never seems to work after you change info on your account."
Shout Out"I would like to shout to my wife, Tigs, my son Chris the Hulk, Roguetrucker, Elora, and the rest of the Talons of the Phoenix guild. And a special one to two very close friends who have passed away and played AE, Malodious and Raok."


Lord of Chaos
Player NameLord of Chaos
IRL LocationSan Antonio, TX
Member SinceSept 2006
ServerHeroes
GuildDeath to All (DtA)
Character Description"I kinda 'stink' at lvling."
Orb BuildSTR 101, INT 5, DEX 100, CON 30
Weapon of ChoiceRCB (Rough Cedar Bow) for PVP, MoS (Mace of Sacrifice) for hunting
AlignmentScourge
FactionTalazarian
Level107
Favorite MobCyclops
Favorite AreaLSP Bank
Favorite thing to do in AEPVP
Favorite thing to do IRLPlay AE, Laser Tag
Favorite CraftSailing
If you could change on thing in AE..."The fact that mages have too much AC and you can't hit them at all"
Shout Out"A shout to Fizbone who makes Tony Montana summon!"



Elayne Trakand and Gorgon
December 15, 2008

Elayne Trakand
Player NameElayne Trakand
IRL LocationHolland
Member SinceMarch 2004
ServerLegends
GuildNike
Character DescriptionElayne is a crafter and wizard...not a cleric but able to heal at need
Orb Build5 STR, 100 DEX, 101 INT, 30 CON
Weapon of ChoiceStaff of Elemental Mastery or the Kudo Wand
AlignmentNeutral
FactionNeutral
Level105
Favorite Mob"...if I had to pick one it's Cyrstal Golems or Ice Demons."
Favorite Area"I generally like to change areas frequently. So I may be in TR for a while doing CKs, then do hell a while, and then go do the titan quest..."
Favorite thing to do in AEShe likes to alternate between combat and tradeskilling
Favorite thing to do IRLReading, riding her motorcycle, and going out to the pub
Favorite CraftAlchemy
If you could change on thing in AE..."It's way too easy to get XP nowadays so you don't have that feel of achievement anymore if you've maxed a skill or got level 100. Of course, I'm one of the ones who powerlvled the old orcfort with our Mighty Golden Sabres before they put Ogres in there as well."
Shout Out"Play the game and have fun."


Gorgon
Player NameGorgon
IRL LocationIllinois
Member SinceFebruary 2006
ServerHeroes
GuildBrotherhood of the Flame
Character DescriptionA true adventurer: "I like to explore and see what I can do mostly solo."
Orb Build100 STR, 51 DEX, 5 INT, 80 CON
Weapon of ChoiceThe Ancient Sword of Agon, for now
AlignmentDivine
FactionLotorian
Level108
Favorite Mob"I try not to have any favorites but wyverns are fun."
Favorite AreaSnow lands of Tundria
Favorite thing to do in AE"I have a few goals...first is to max all skills. Second is to collect 1 of each item if I can."
Favorite thing to do IRL"I do a lot of jigsaw puzzles and I'm an avid chess player."
Favorite Craft"Carpentry was the first one I maxed and it has always been a good way to make money."
If you could change on thing in AE..."More punishment for people that want to play the criminal role and less ways of getting away with it. They should temp no matter what and if they are temp can't summon. Don't get me wrong I know it's a pvp server and I like the element of danger here but they get too many breaks for being bad guys."
Shout Out"Hi eru."



Imperial Lord and Sealyx
October 27, 2008

Imperial Lord
Player NameImperial Lord
IRL LocationCorpus Christi, Texas
Member SinceOct 1999
ServerLegends
GuildDivine Intervention
Character DescriptionA Human Dex Mage that believes in fairness
Orb Build5 STR, 100 DEX, 101 INT, 30 CON
Weapon of ChoiceCursestriker, and bows in general ("It's fast and starts the battle sooner than any other weapon.")
AlignmentDivine
FactionNeutral
Level105
Favorite MobRock Trolls ("...the scrolls bring lovely xp")
Favorite Area"I like most of the map. Hard to pick one spot."
Favorite thing to do in AEShooting things with bows and farming.
Favorite thing to do IRLWatch CNN, play minigames
Favorite CraftFarming ("Ashen Empires has the best farming skill than any other games out there") and Carpentry
If you could change on thing in AE...Add more system driven events like castle wars and city NPC attacks.
Shout Out"I love you Lady Madeline."


Sealyx
Player NameSealyx
IRL LocationNew York
Member SinceSept 2003
ServerHeroes
GuildHunter's Sanctuary
Character DescriptionHuman Con Mage (great for supporting others in a hunting party, as well as being able to deliver some good damage)
Orb Build10 STR, 23 DEX, 101 INT, 100 CON
Weapon of ChoiceStaff of Elemental Mastery, and Infiltrator Blade for Small Blades
AlignmentDivine
FactionNeutral waiting to faction at 106 with some better gear and new abilities
Level105
Favorite Mob"For exp, I'm partial to Crystal Golems. Ice Demons are nice exp too."
Favorite Area"I spend a lot of time around Hammerfist, mostly for CK quests."
Favorite thing to do in AELarge group hunts in challenging areas
Favorite thing to do IRLRide motorcycles
Favorite Craft"The only tradeskill I really enjoy is carpentry on my warrior, the others are more a necessity."
If you could change on thing in AE..."I guess I would have to say make PVP more fun for all levels."
Shout Out"Don't lose hope...the only constant is change."



Angeline Silverfire and Scooby Dooby Doo
Thursday August 14, 2008

Angeline Silverfire
Player NameAngeline Silverfire
IRL LocationDenver, Colorado
Member SinceNovember 2003
ServerLegends
GuildImperial Order of the Rose (IoTR)
Character DescriptionA crafter/warrior who is kind of heart and deeds
Weapon of ChoiceHells bane (as she likes to call it, the Blade of Whisperdale)
AlignmentDivine
FactionNeutral
Level108
Favorite MobDemons & Hellspawns
Favorite AreaBadlands
Favorite thing to do in AE"Crafting, helping new players, and being a positive influence in the game itself."
Favorite thing to do IRLAngeline likes painting 25mm figurines for ADnD RPG, medieval fighting, bowling, and designing fiction fantasy buildings/undergrounds.
Favorite CraftBlacksmithing (forging was the first skill she brought to level 100)
If you could change on thing in AE..."Mixing is a pain. So much clicking when dividing [stacks]...dumping would be easier."
Shout Out"To Amicus, Raok (RIP), IoTR and all those no longer with us, and to Legends/KI that got me where I am today."


Scooby Dooby Doo
Player NameScooby Dooby Doo
IRL LocationFinland
Member Since1998 (Dransik Classic)
ServerHeroes
GuildNone
Character DescriptionPK'er
Weapon of Choice"Loved the poig+5 and steel+5 in pre-DS. Right now, the Ancient Sword of Agon."
AlignmentGood
FactionNeutral
Level91
Favorite MobKing Mack Mack ("he so fat")
Favorite AreaWinter lands (snowy areas)
Favorite thing to do in AESpending time with Finnish friends in game, pking, exploring, questing
Favorite thing to do IRL"Bodybuilding and programming."
Favorite Craft"Farming."
If you could change on thing in AE..."Change AE to Pre-DS. PK was awesome. Back then even magic chain legs was worth 2 mil."
Shout Out"<3 to DtA; and people, don't live in the game, just play it. Don't forget about real life."



Malike and King Norco
Friday July 25, 2008

Malike
Player NameMalike
IRL LocationElkhart, Indiana
Member Since2004; on and off
ServerLegends
GuildMother of Many Zoo Animals (MoMZ)
Character DescriptionJust a fun loving hunter
Weapon of ChoiceDeathstalker
AlignmentDivine
FactionNeutral
Level104
Favorite Mob"I can live through anything but Sand Wurms are the flavor of the month."
Favorite Area"My house (south of Lotor's Castle), but I like to travel all over."
Favorite thing to do in AEHunt, and also help guildmates
Favorite thing to do IRL"I work and have a family...that's what I do IRL."
Favorite CraftLogging and woodworking
If you could change on thing in AE..."I like it how it is; just waiting for next expansion...I might become a pirate."
Shout Out"Have fun!"


King Norco
Player NameKing Norco
IRL LocationUmea, Sweden
Member Since2002, when it was 2D and you could be a dwarf
ServerHeroes
GuildThe Avengers (Ave)
Character DescriptionHuman Battlemage
Weapon of ChoiceStaff of Elemental Mastery (SoEM), Beheader, and Moonglow
AlignmentDivine
FactionNeutral
Level107
Favorite MobUsed to be Crystal golems and Rock Trolls, but now its Minotaur Warriors
Favorite Area"I mostly hunt in the TR area since you level so fast (CK quests), actually my favorite place is the Kobold Castle...it gives back so many memories from my old days in the game."
Favorite thing to do in AEHunt with friends
Favorite thing to do IRL"...to spend time with my friends, watch movies (mostly Horror and Action/Comedies), party, and of course spend time with my lovely girlfriend."
Favorite Craft"Mining or lumberjacking (I tend to get quite bored with tradeskills...too much sitting still)."
If you could change on thing in AE..."I'd really like to see decent Battlemage weapons, I know it's quite hard to make since Battlemage can be easily overpowered...something with 6 slots."
Shout Out"I'd like to thank everyone who has helped me over the years, they know who they are. But I'd also like to say...I'll become the strongest Battlemage in game, WATCH OUT!"



Loganata and Dark Destinie
Monday June 30, 2008

Loganata
Player NameLoganata
IRL LocationOhio, United States
Member SinceJanuary 2008
ServerLegends
GuildLords of Dransik (LoD)
Character DescriptionHuman female warrior (STR/DEX/CON build)
AlignmentNeutral
FactionNeutral
Level86
Favorite MobLoganata likes to hunt wyverns for the thrill of a good challenge!
Favorite AreaValmond
Favorite thing to do in AEHang out with her friends, her guild, and help others (that's what she's best at).
Favorite thing to do IRLLoganata likes to spend time with her kids, play AE, and write poetry in her spare time.
Favorite CraftLeatherworking and Spinning
If you could change on thing in AE...Loganata would like to see player levels go a little bit higher.
Shout Out"Be the best you can be and work hard at it...you never know when the next time a change might come."


Dark Destinie
Player NameDark Destinie
IRL LocationLake Charles, Louisiana
Member SinceMay 2008
ServerHeroes
GuildNone
Character DescriptionWarrior Elf
AlignmentDivine
FactionNeutral
Level21
Favorite MobWargs
Favorite AreaKrog
Favorite thing to do in AE"Tradeskill."
Favorite thing to do IRLShe's a stay at home mom who enjoys spending time with her husband and mother in law, currently they are all playing AE together.
Favorite CraftShe likes mining and is learning how to work Silk
If you could change on thing in AE..."More xp ups from gods and a experience pool reset."
Shout Out"What's up to my mother in law Mystic Darkness and my hubbie Dark Spawn...Love ya! And thanks to Erudite!"



Blamina and Scragg
Monday May 5, 2008

Blamina
Player NameBlamina
IRL LocationMorsan, France
Member SinceMay 2006
ServerLegends
GuildThe Circle
Character DescriptionOrc Female; a crafter, adventurer, and guiding light for lost souls. Before that she was a hunter, and expects one day to return to the woods and forests to stalk the beasts and villains that infest the world.
AlignmentGood
Level104
Favorite Mob"If you watch my kill count its Goblins, but my favorite is Werewolves...they are fluffy and easy to solo."
Favorite Area"I like a lot of places...WWI for the mobs, but I also like mysterious places too like Vel Dran, and caves with hidden doors and such. Krog is cool too, it is my home after all."
Favorite thing to do in AE"At the moment it is tailoring, but for a very long time it was hunting werewolves...I like to help friends build houses."
Favorite thing to do IRLWalking the dogs, driving the sheep, writing HTML, cutting wood.
Favorite CraftTailoring and planting (she likes to think while watching the plants grow)
If you could change on thing in AE...I'd implement the Tibia chat system (it is tabbed chat system)"
Shout Out"Kill em all"


Scragg
Player NameScragg
IRL LocationManitoba, Canada
Member SinceMarch 2002
ServerHeroes
GuildDeath to All
Character DescriptionOrc Male Berzerker, a warrior that fights in the front lines
AlignmentCriminal
Level110
Favorite MobStorm Giant Elite
Favorite AreaWhisperdale
Favorite thing to do in AEPK in large scale group battles<
Favorite thing to do IRLGo out to nightclubs with friends
Favorite CraftGathering skills like mining, lumberjacking, skinning for the thrill of getting a rare resource (he then sells his resources to other people to craft for him)
If you could change on thing in AE...He would change it back to the Pre-DS style PVP system and looting rules
Shout Out"DTA WHAT DTA WHAT DTA WHAT!"



Agent X and Sirgeojonez
Friday April 18, 2008

Agent X
Player NameAgent X
IRL LocationGermany
Member SinceDec 2002
ServerLegends
GuildSouls of Fire
Character DescriptionHuman male Dex Mage, brushing up on his archery
AlignmentDivine
Level97
Favorite Mob He will take on any mob
Favorite AreaHammerfist for the Chaos Knight, Josody for Rock Trolls, and his house by Valmond
Favorite thing to do in AEChaos Knight quests
Favorite thing to do IRLAgent X is a sports fan; he likes watching soccer and playing handball.
Favorite CraftBaking, runecrafting, planting, and alchemy
If you could change on thing in AE...He would bring back taskmasters.
Shout Out"If you got problems, you should log and calm down."


Sirgeojonez
Player NameSirgeojonez
IRL LocationCalgary, Alberta, Canada
Member SinceThe Beta; took a break and started back in May 2007
ServerHeroes
GuildHunter's Sanctuary
Character DescriptionOrc Male Con Mage
AlignmentDivine
Level106
Favorite Mob"Dragons dragons dragons"
Favorite AreaHammerfist
Favorite thing to do in AEBoss and dragon hunts with his guildmates
Favorite thing to do IRLHe likes to play AE and talk on Vent
Favorite CraftAlchemy
If you could change on thing in AE...The PVP system
Shout Out"The one shout out I have is to my Guildmates who help me non stop."



X Aribeth X and Lord Wax
Thursday February 14, 2008

X Aribeth X
Player NameX Aribeth X
IRL LocationGermany
Member Sincethe Dransik Beta
ServerLegends
GuildCouncil of Dark Souls
Character DescriptionHuman female con warrior; good leader and guild member, all around good girl; she helps nubs with quests and CKs
AlignmentEvil
Level104
Favorite MobWerewolves
Favorite Area"The snowlands, because there are a lot of different monsters."
Favorite thing to do in AEX Aribeth X enjoys hunting with her guild, grouping, and helping others.
Favorite thing to do IRLDancing with friends if she has the time; walking her dogs Hexe (7 years old) and Aaron (1 year old lab-boxer mix).
Favorite CraftForging
If you could change on thing in AE...She would allow you to use epool towards skills.
Shout Out"I'm lucky to have such nice friends in game."


Lord Wax
Player NameLord Wax
IRL LocationGermany
Member SinceNov 2007
ServerHeroes
GuildHunter's Sanctuary
Character DescriptionOrc Male Warrior
AlignmentDivine
Level85
Favorite Mob"Ryonkah because he's so hard and you need a party to finish him off."
Favorite AreaJosody
Favorite thing to do in AE"Kill monsters and annoy my guildmates...party"
Favorite thing to do IRL"Hang out with friends & give the old volkswagon bus a tour around."
Favorite CraftLord Wax lives for battle, not for crafting
If you could change on thing in AE...He would change the pvp system so there are no separate servers, just one big server with a few pvp areas and safe zones so high level players can't kill low levels.
Shout Out"I greet everyone from H, pumba and our fellow friends on Legends server, best wishes and best luck to them."



Sogbu and Tempester
Friday January 11, 2008

Sogbu
Player NameSogbu
IRL LocationFinland
Member SinceDecember 2007
ServerLegends
GuildNone
Character DescriptionMale Orc Warrior, for now
AlignmentNeutral
Level7
Favorite MobWolves
Favorite AreaThe woods in Arda
Favorite thing to do in AEHe likes exploring and hunting for loot.
Favorite thing to do IRLSogbu enjoys the guitar and playing video games
Favorite CraftFarming
If you could change on thing in AE...He would make expansion packs more affordable.
Shout Out"Sogbu rules!"


Tempester
Player NameTempester
IRL LocationBellingham, Washington
Member SinceOctober 2006
ServerHeroes (at time of interview)
GuildTemplum Veritae
Character DescriptionTempester is the self proclaimed "Prince of Soluri, returned to Dransik."
AlignmentNeutral
Level105
Favorite MobBrown cows
Favorite AreaThe Badlands
Favorite thing to do in AETempester (aka Tempcow) is well known for waddling around in cow skins, especially in a herd
Favorite thing to do IRLHe most enjoys spending time with Mrs. Tempcow
Favorite Craft"I find all crafts useful. They all have their uses, value." (but he loves baking, and pies!)
If you could change on thing in AE...He would make dairy cows skinnable.
Shout Out"Shout out to teh Cows, teh waddlemeisters, teh moomoos, and teh bunbuns!"



A Legend Among Legends
A special feature on "Warlord" Grat Rochord

By GM FujiQ
December 18, 2007

In lieu of the player spotlight, I have instead chosen to bring to you a special feature on one of Ashen Empires' long standing and well known players, Grat Rochord of the Legends Server. As the title suggests, he is a legendary figure in the world of Dransik. How did he get his start, and what makes him so respected (and sometimes despised) among our community?

Grat, the Warlord, has been playing Ashen Empires since the Krythian Inception. "In early days of Dransik, there was an area Krythian, before the world changed. So to separate the PvP server and the Non-PvP server they renamed them Dransik New World (PvP) and Krythian Inception (Non-PvP)," he recalls. "My first server was DNW (Dransik New World), but when you're out mining near Jeel and someone just comes up and PKs you, with no comment, no nothing, sort of deters you (I was level 7 at the time). I went back to get my corpse, picked up my stuff, and the same guys comes out without any word, does it again. Gave me a bad taste for PvP at that time." Since then he tells me he's only played maybe 1 month total on the PvP server, choosing to spend all of his time on what is now called Legends, dedicated to his guild, The Dragoneers, and devoting time on the side to help the community.

Grat is fondly remembered by many due in part to acts of kindness and the time he spent working in the name of the community. From stocking the stores with much needed resources to holding special community events such as the planting contest, Grat went the extra mile. According to Leah, another well known community advocate, "He would be generous and sell to shops stuff that was needed...I remember telling him there was no sulphur, next day there was a store full of it."

But he did not walk that mile alone. "His guild has always been known to do great things in support for the community," says Angeline Silverfire. In fact, Grat, the Dark Dragon of the Dragoneers, says that his guild mates are the ones that influenced him to be who he is today. The crowning achievement of Grat's AE career is the work they did on the Dragoneer's Den website. Originally concepted by Latvian guild mate Jin Roh, the site became "a guide for Ashen Empires, showing the skills, tools, items crafted, magery and much, much more." The website remains a fount of knowledge and wealth, though slightly out of date, and is still used by many as an invaluable resource.

Both Grat and his guild are widely known but perhaps also widely misunderstood, partially a result of his sometimes cool exterior and esoteric guild rituals. "[The Dragoneers was] the only guild I knew of that had a joining ceremony...much fan fare but really secretive about some things." Some players even suspect that the guild had inside connections to developers because they always seemed to know which resource or mob would be the most valuable in upcoming changes to the game.

Grat started as a battlemage, turned archer, but quickly became known among many as "Warlord" Grat due to his ability to set prices. Before AE Auction was born, players would turn to him for advice on market conditions. Leah tells us that at one point he "controlled the economy and set prices on KI. He told people how much to sell featherboxes for and everyone went by the prices he put." Though power often corrupts the wielder, Grat seems to have escaped this stigma. "He's been fair for the most part. I look at him as a seasoned veteran of the game that has many battle scars (good and bad!)," Leah continues. Grat has no high opinion of himself and what he's done, noting that he has his fair share of those that despise him. Still, descriptions like "a perfect player," outweigh the disgruntled undertones that some might associate with the Dark Dragon.

Throughout the years, from the "bad times when TKO took over to the good times when Demonspire and Talazar's Revenge began" Grat continues to support AE in one way or another as much as his real life projects let him. "Like everything in the world, things evolve, either for the better or worse. In my opinion the changes for AE have overall been for the best," says Grat. "As for who made me the 'Legend' I am today, that would be the rest of the server did that."



Will and Locos
Friday November 30, 2007

Will
Player NameWill
IRL LocationEdison, New Jersey
Member SinceJune 2007
ServerLegends
GuildCouncil of the Brotherhood
Character DescriptionMale Orc Con Warrior, little crafting except his addiction to northern frost mead
AlignmentNeutral
Level107
Favorite MobNorthern Frost Giant Soldiers
Favorite AreaRahura
Favorite thing to do in AEHe likes to do Chaos Knight quests and hunt dragons.
Favorite thing to do IRLCycling, reading, chess
Favorite CraftBrewing
If you could change on thing in AE...He would add more high level mage gear.
Shout Out"I'd like to give a shout out to everyone in CB, and in LVM, for helping me out so much when I first started playing."


Locos
Player NameLocos
IRL LocationNova Scotia, Canada
Member SinceOct 2007
ServerHeroes
GuildNone
Character DescriptionHe's a "crazy" male Elf Dex/Con archer, a little like Robin Hood.
AlignmentEvil
Level51
Favorite MobCows
Favorite AreaHe considers himself King of the Silvest Mines, but loves going to Valekar's Fortress.
Favorite thing to do in AEHe likes to hunt minotaurs and do lumberjacking.
Favorite thing to do IRLLocos enjoys hockey and mixed martial arts
Favorite CraftCarpentry, "hands down" (his family members IRL are carpenters!)
If you could change on thing in AE...He would reduce or remove spawn gate timers, "I know they are needed, they are just annoying."
Shout Out"I'd just like to say thanks to the developers of AE/Dransik and to the GMs/Mods who are doing a great job with the game at the moment, and also a shout out to the COW guild, especially Tempester who is doing a great job with the community."



Malodious and Kyra Samael
Friday November 2, 2007

Malodious
Player NameMalodious
IRL LocationWaco, Texas
Member SinceSept 2006
ServerLegends
GuildImperial Order of the Rose (IoTR)
Character DescriptionMale Nightelf Dex mage
AlignmentCrusader
Level106
Favorite MobWerewolf Sires
Favorite AreaWerewolf Isle (gives good xp)
Favorite thing to do in AEHe likes to help others and party, but also enjoys solo-ing
Favorite thing to do IRLHe's an avid woodworker who also builds PCs
Favorite CraftCarpentry
If you could change on thing in AE...He would lose the cast timers.
Shout Out"Hi to all my AE friends. Keep on leveling, you'll get there."


Kyra Samael
Player NameKyra Samael
IRL LocationHolland
Member SinceOct 2005
ServerHeroes
GuildLotorian Phoenix
Character DescriptionElf female warrior, trained in the arts of magic but now has dedicated herself to the path of warrior
AlignmentCrusader
Level108
Favorite MobDesert Giant Nobles
Favorite AreaNon-dungeon Areas
Favorite thing to do in AEShe likes to hunt monsters & collect things; she likes the quests that make you collect some number of things.
Favorite thing to do IRLShe likes to spend time with her significant other, watching movies and visiting festivals.
Favorite CraftMetal Working (except the smelting part)
If you could change on thing in AE...She'd remove or alter the boss drop system
Shout Out"Lerooooooy Jenkins!"



Kenet and Xeon
Friday October 5, 2007

Kenet
Player NameKenet
IRL LocationMichigan
Member SinceAug 2007
ServerLegends
GuildLords of Dransik
Character DescriptionHuman Male strength-based warrior who's mean with a spear
AlignmentNeutral
Level22
Favorite MobThe Shamblers
Favorite AreaKrog
Favorite thing to do in AEHe likes experimenting with tradeskills
Favorite thing to do IRLHe enjoys playing AE and spoiling his wife and two kids as much as he can<
Favorite CraftBlacksmithing
If you could change on thing in AE..."I wouldn't change the game itself, it would be the players; Very disappointing behavior in chat channels."
Shout Out"I wanna give a shout out to my fellow Guildies of LoD. It's become more than a guild, it's become family."


Xeon
Player NameXeon
IRL LocationAustin, Texas
Member Since2003
ServerHeroes
GuildSlayers
Character DescriptionA human male who's specialty is leatherworking (100 str, 50 dex/con)
AlignmentDivine
Level105
Favorite MobTitan Scorpions
Favorite AreaHammerfist
Favorite thing to do in AEHe likes to skin Titan Scorpions.
Favorite thing to do IRLXeon enjoys bird watching in his spare time.
Favorite CraftLeathercrafting
If you could change on thing in AE...He would make skinning a little bit easier to level.
Shout Out"I hope all of our players come back and have a great time!"



Hassassin and Clara Smith
Monday September 10, 2007

Hassassin
Player NameHassassin
IRL LocationNew Mexico
Member Since2002
ServerLegends
GuildLeague of Legends (LoL)
Character DescriptionMale Nightelf Ranger
AlignmentNeutral
Level87
Favorite MobThe Angry Snowmen (they look funny!)
Favorite AreaGreater Skeleton Pit
Favorite thing to do in AEHe likes to hang out and chat with friends
Favorite thing to do IRLHe enjoys spending time with his new wife and tinkering with computers (he's a computer technician)
Favorite CraftWoodworking
If you could change on thing in AE...He would add more quests!
Shout Out"Thanks to all the people who have made it fun, mostly LoL guild."


Clara Smith
Player NameClara Smith
IRL LocationBloomington, Illinois
Member Since2002
ServerHeroes
GuildDefiance (D)
Character DescriptionHuman Female Warrior
AlignmentGood (as much as she can be)
Level106
Favorite MobAll of the bosses
Favorite AreaJosody
Favorite thing to do in AEShe likes to take care of her guildies and hunt hunt hunt!
Favorite thing to do IRLShe loves to dance and does graphic design in her spare time.
Favorite CraftMining
If you could change on thing in AE...She wouldn't change a thing. "The good and the bad is what builds our character."
Shout Out"When choosing between friendship and pixels, always choose friendship. You'll be the richer for it."



Aybalon and Vladette
Friday August 24, 2007

Aybalon
Player NameAybalon
IRL LocationSeattle, Washington
Member Since2003
ServerLegends
GuildDragoneers
Character DescriptionMale Orc Warrior
AlignmentNeutral
Level110
Favorite MobDragons
Favorite AreaDragon Dungeon
Favorite thing to do in AE"Kill stuff with friends"
Favorite thing to do IRLPoker
Favorite CraftAlchemy
If you could change on thing in AE...He would "get rid of beggar noobs."
Shout Out"egolina, get your 'butt' back in game!"


Vladette
Player NameVladette
IRL LocationIowa
Member SinceMay 2007
ServerHeroes
GuildArmy of Darkness
Character DescriptionHuman Female Battlemage
AlignmentNeutral
Level59
Favorite MobWraiths and Raging Spirits
Favorite AreaChlera (by her house)
Favorite thing to do in AEHunting
Favorite thing to do IRLCrafts
Favorite CraftFarming
If you could change on thing in AE...She can't see anything in Arena so she would add more viewing space for spectators.
Shout Out"Shout out to all my Army of Darkness guildies!"



God of Thunder and Kabutops
Friday August 10, 2007

God of Thunder
Player NameGod of Thunder
IRL LocationNashville, Michigan
Member Since2003
ServerLegends
GuildImperial Order of the Rose (IoTR)
Character DescriptionMale Orc Mage, hoping to be a Battlemage
AlignmentDivine
Level43
Favorite MobThe two-headed wolves in BF
Favorite AreaSands of Creation
Favorite thing to do in AEHunt with his guild
Favorite thing to do IRLSpend time with family and friends and do as much as he can with them
Favorite CraftLeatherworking
If you could change on thing in AE..."Nothing. It's awesome."
Shout Out"This game is cool and the only game I will ever play online, so to any new players out there this place is the bomb and I look forward to staying here for the rest of my life. AE Rocks!"


Kabutops
Player NameKabutops
IRL LocationNew Jersey
Member Since2003
ServerHeroes
GuildDefiance (D)
Character DescriptionMale Human PVP Warrior
AlignmentNeutral
Level106
Favorite MobDragons (he loves to hunt them)
Favorite AreaJosody or wherever there is PVP
Favorite thing to do in AEPVP
Favorite thing to do IRL"Chill on the computer."
Favorite CraftCarpentry
If you could change on thing in AE...He would change the way the temp system makes your character lose reputation.
Shout Out"D guild we on top!"



Sophia and Flaming Amarant
Friday July 27, 2007

Sophia
Player NameSophia
IRL LocationHouston, Texas
Member Since2006
ServerLegends
GuildImperial Order of the Rose (IoTR)
Character Descriptionemale Night Elf Battlemage
AlignmentDivine
Level16
Favorite MobBalrons
Favorite AreaSilvest
Favorite thing to do in AEFarming
Favorite thing to do IRLPlay basketball
Favorite CraftAlchemy
If you could change on thing in AE...She would make it easier for newbs to level up.
Shout Out"To Angeline Silverfire: You rock!"<


Flaming Amarant
Player NameFlaming Amarant
IRL LocationHampshire, England
Member Since2003
ServerHeroes
GuildBrotherhood of the Flame
Character DescriptionMale Orc Champion (100 str 50 dex 80 con)
AlignmentNeutral
Level106
Favorite MobDeath Tyrants
Favorite AreaDragon's Lair
Favorite thing to do in AEJesting & bank idling, sometimes at the same time
Favorite thing to do IRLSports like football (soccer) and tennis
Favorite CraftJewelry making
If you could change on thing in AE...He would put a short timer on recently pk'ed players
Shout Out"MOO"



Celtico and Onix
Friday, July 13, 2007

Celtico
Player NameCeltico
IRL LocationBelgium
Member SinceJuly 2007
ServerLegends
GuildCurrently flying solo
Character DescriptionMale Orc Warrior
AlignmentNeutral
Level27
Favorite MobBalron
Favorite AreaSilvest
Favorite thing to do in AEFight monsters
Favorite thing to do IRLCeltico loves spending time with and studying animals, particularly dogs
Favorite CraftCarpentry
If you could change on thing in AE...He would make it so that mobs who are half your level don't attack you
Shout Out"looking for guild"


Onix
Player NameOnix
IRL LocationBracebridge, ON, Canada
Member Since2003
ServerHeroes
GuildStorms of Kuthos
Character DescriptionMale Orc Ranger
AlignmentNeutral leaning towards Evil
Level105
Favorite MobTitan Scorpion and Large River Caiman
Favorite AreaDragon Lair's
Favorite thing to do in AEHunt draongs with his "crew"
Favorite CraftSkinning
If you could change on thing in AE..."He would add a full set of caimen hide armor and a titan cape"
Shout Out"Stavros get back in game! :D"



Lady Spec and Rehalmus
Friday, June 29, 2007

Lady Spec
Player NameLady Spec
IRL LocationMesquite, Texas
Member SinceJune 2006
ServerLegends
GuildThe Fallen Knights
Character DescriptionFemale Human Mage
AlignmentCrusader
Level92
Favorite MobRock Trolls
Favorite AreaParian
Favorite thing to do in AETalk to her friends
Favorite CraftMining
If you could change on thing in AE...She would be able to sit down (her feet are killing her!)
Shout Out"To my double troublemint twin Starlight, Yukon, Jawynne, Fire Behemoth, Dartanian, Roguetrucker, Ash, Lady Cinder, Kaykay, and to all the ones who helped me on the way."


Rehalmus
Player NameRehalmus
IRL LocationUnited Kingdom
Member Since2004
ServerHeroes
GuildRed Dragon Syndicate
Character DescriptionMale Orc Con Warrior
AlignmentNeutral
Level105
Favorite MobMeklor
Favorite AreaJosody (Rock Trolls are there)
Favorite thing to do in AEFight pkers
Favorite CraftMining
If you could change on thing in AE...He would make it go back to the way it was before Demon Spire
Shout Out"HI RDS XD"



Neena and Meatwad
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Neena
Player NameNeena
IRL LocationStoke on the Trent, England
Member Since2005
ServerLegends
GuildNone
Character DescriptionNight Elf Warrior
AlignmentNeutral
Level10
Favorite MobAll of them!
Favorite AreaThe Orc towns (Krog and Samad)
Favorite thing to do in AEHunting
Favorite CraftBlacksmithing
If you could change on thing in AE...She would raise tradeskills and leveling on Valinor up to 20 and 15, respectively.
Shout Out"Hey to everyone! Hope 2 see u again soon!"


Meatwad
Player NameMeatwad
IRL LocationPhoenix, Arizona
Member Since2002 (that's Dransik era!)
ServerHeroes
GuildDefiance (D)
Character DescriptionOrcish dex/con Warrior
AlignmentNeutral
Level107
Favorite MobStorm Giants
Favorite AreaDragon lands
Favorite thing to do in AEMeatwad likes chatting with friends during big hunting expeditions
Favorite CraftFirst Aid
If you could change on thing in AE...He would add boats to fill up those empty docks!
Shout Out"Hello to all my sweet babies out there. And to all the haters, don't make me roll over you."



Starlight and I Love Suki
Friday, June 1, 2007

Starlight
Player NameStarlight
IRL LocationErie, Pennsylvania
ServerLegends
GuildThe Fallen Knights
Character DescriptionHuman Battlemage
AlignmentCrusader
Favorite MobRock Trolls
Favorite AreaJosody
Favorite thing to do in AEHunt mobs!
Shout Out"To my great friends Dartanian, Roguetrucker, Lady Spec, Yukon Fire, and Jay: You ROCK!"


I Love Suki
Player NameI Love Suki
IRL LocationLos Angeles, California
ServerHeroes
GuildBrotherhood of the Flame
Character DescriptionOrcish Warrior
AlignmentCrusader
Favorite MobEttins ("they just look so funny")
Favorite AreaAround Syldural
Favorite thing to do in AEHunt in large parties
Shout Out"Brotherhood of the Flame for life! <3>"




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