I was there …

These posts are archives of forum / blog entries I made on my EverQuest guild website. The website won’t be around forever, and I wanted the posts all in one place so I didn’t lose them, this blog seemed like as good a place as any.

You were there.

You were there when the first of our enemies fell. You were all there when blind, we still prevailed against The Itraer Vius.

We were all there the day the Avatar of War fell to our combined might, the moment the cursed snakelords of Luclin gave up their treasures, and when the Emperor’s presence was diminished by our deeds.

I remember.

You were there, risen from near death when we beat the Trial of Endurance and found our way into the lair of the Overlord, and we were all there when he was vanquished to the cries of our revenge. His mightiest lieutenants long dead, the chaotic power of Hulcror nothing before our righteous strength.

Time will not weaken the memory of our journey through its very plane of existence, the effort it took to get there, the sacrifice, the team work. We were there when Quarm fell, we were all there.

I was there when you forged through the Gates of Discord and defeated the best it had.

I was there when we rewarded our allies with epic weapons beyond compare.

I was there when headless monstrosities, dragons, giants, daemons and all manner of creatures from our collective nightmares learned there was something in the darkness to be feared more than they themselves. We were transcendant, resplendant, and we gloried in our power.

We were TNF, and I was there when we learned we had nothing to fear.

It’s only a game they might cry. And we laugh for none know the truth of that as well as we do. It is only a game, but you, you are real. Friendships are real. Shared experiences, triumph, defeat and victory are real.

We were all there, connected, together, a team, friends.

I know who you are because I have seen you in the shared moments, I respect you all, miss you all.

Whatever you’re doing at this time of year, I wish you all the best and hope you can share this moment with those you love, in spirit if not in body.

Here’s to 2010. You will be there, in my thoughts.