I’ve been reading through the posts and tributes of Falerin from my fellow forumites that were touching and truly heartwarming.
It feels like any and all praise of the qualities that made Falerin so lovable and respected have been said, so I’ve decided to share one particular memory of him that is, to this day one of the best experiences and moments I’ve ever had playing AdventureQuest.
In January/February 2013, a long-awaited war with an iconic rivalry would be resurrected: The Necromancers vs Paladins War. The name of that war is “Edge of Extinction”
The anticipation and hype was unheard of, as it was talked about 4 months in advance of the event itself as the last official Necromancers vs Paladins war was back in 2005. It resulted in everything from storytelling from countless forumites being posted, to discussions regarding the AQ Lore surrounding the war (in which Falerin was more than happy to be part of). And the roleplaying, my goodness the back and forth between forumites was both exhilarating and entertaining beyond belief. I’ve never roasted so many people at one time, and you could say I had my moments lmao :D .
The posts regarding this war were large in quantity, forum staff had to create 36 threads to contain it all. (UltraPowerPie, you know what I’m talking about. Hopefully we didn’t give you too much to deal with ;) ). In that event, I’ve had the pleasure to meet the people I connected with, and for some I am still friends with to this day: CH4OT1C!, Seth Hydra, KayOh, Heroes of the Scape, darksampson, UnderSoul, Popinloopy, kors. SIGMUND, High Paladin, Stratuscone, Phrixus, flashbang….I could go on and on. It opened my eyes to how powerful a community can be, even one that is online.
Falerin’s stories were vivid, capturing the imagination, creating worlds and realms of possibilities that drew us in, amazed us, and most importantly, brought us together. Though time may have put a lot of us on different paths and circumstances, one of the few aspects that will forever bind us are the experiences we have lived through, the stories that we shared, and the memories we have made: together.
May you eternally sip your Earl Grey tea in heaven, Loremaster. Thank you for everything you’ve done.