Old days of Yahoo chat

RubySoHo

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So this forum was a totally random find (thank you google!) ...

I was just telling my adopted lil bro about the wonder & joyness that used to be the Tav & couldn't resist a google search to see if there was still anybody lurking around cyberspace.
I was super surprised to find this archive, & even moreso to find names I remember!
I started the Tav in '95-ish ..? Good ole days when Yahoo! Chat was a bit more like a bulletin board than a chat room & waiting a full 5 minutes for the text to refresh made some of the T-styles impossible xD

I had a plethora of chars, but my two primaries were vampyress_the_tasty_treat & Ruby_SoHo_Wraithyn. Spent waaayyy too much time with the Aussie group like Yukan, Margrave, & Itsildo as well as the KotE ppl like warui_umareru & ikioi_shimo.

Neat story: some years back after partying with this super awesome lady for a couple yrs, we got pleasantly enebriated & started talking about RP. I mentioned the hayday of the Tav and, after she scraped her jaw off the floor, blurted she was alexis_delacroix. And much fun was had by all.

Then I married a dj & found out after a coupla yrs he'd been a Taverner, too o_O

There's a few ppl I've always wondered about & I'm hoping someone will stroll past this post & have some recognition ..? Kendra_Darkheart, Blizzard_Stormclaw, & GEV are afew.

But one above all. Back during Clinton's administration, there was a war in Yugoslavia & American planes dropped a lot of bombs. We had a Taverner that frequented both of the Tavs in the Twin Cities named Morguy_the_Rogue. I considered him a dear friend. The last I heard from him, I was on vchat with him & he said the air raid sirens were going off again. His area had already been blasted & phone, internet, power were all spotty at best. After he dropped off vchat, I never heard from him again. Heck, think i'd be happy if someone even remembered that name >.<

To end on a happy note, my bro is eagerly corrupted & wants me to start a V:tM/WoD campaign & dm lol! Mission accomplished :3
 
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Rhysis

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Somehow I missed your post when you first put it up here. Sorry about that.

Anyway, yeah I remember Kendra. It's been quite a while since I've seen anything from any of those names, though. Of course, there are people here who may have a bit more recollection than me.

So yeah, welcome to the site. We're starting to breathe life back into the boards. So, feel free to stick around and join in.
 

Andrew

The Ancient One
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**Rocks in his rocking chair**

Started in '97, but was on yahoo a little while before that just doing noob chat stuff. Started off as Prince_Adrin_of_Opal_Castle. I am mostly known for being Adrin_Eitan and Vesuvius_The_Justicar. Was a Crypt Keeper/Mausoleum Judge, both as Vesuvius and Scorprentis I believe. (My mind is full of cobwebs)

Other characters over time were: Sebastian Molov, Airwin Eitan (Who is now Sar'actha), Falcon Eitan (Caecyan Eitan), Nira Eitan, Koshiro Kiri.

Was a bit of a forum rat back in the day, went back and forth between .Org and .Com as needed. Got involved in Star Army via Wes and have had various roles there as Admin, Mod, Game Master, Faction Master, etc. Now more of a lurker as I can't decide what to do.

I miss the old days, good roleplay is a treasure and hard to find these days. I'm a little lost as to what to do creatively. I've done alot of writing in the past with Dy (Atra), got a few Wordpresses and what not but have not done anything serious in the last year or so. So I'll be hanging around various forums til I can get my shit together and figure out what to do creatively.
 
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The Raven of Dispersion

Atra'Lamia Darkbane
So this forum was a totally random find (thank you google!) ...

I was just telling my adopted lil bro about the wonder & joyness that used to be the Tav & couldn't resist a google search to see if there was still anybody lurking around cyberspace.
I was super surprised to find this archive, & even moreso to find names I remember!
I started the Tav in '95-ish ..? Good ole days when Yahoo! Chat was a bit more like a bulletin board than a chat room & waiting a full 5 minutes for the text to refresh made some of the T-styles impossible xD

I had a plethora of chars, but my two primaries were vampyress_the_tasty_treat & Ruby_SoHo_Wraithyn. Spent waaayyy too much time with the Aussie group like Yukan, Margrave, & Itsildo as well as the KotE ppl like warui_umareru & ikioi_shimo.

Neat story: some years back after partying with this super awesome lady for a couple yrs, we got pleasantly enebriated & started talking about RP. I mentioned the hayday of the Tav and, after she scraped her jaw off the floor, blurted she was alexis_delacroix. And much fun was had by all.

Then I married a dj & found out after a coupla yrs he'd been a Taverner, too o_O

There's a few ppl I've always wondered about & I'm hoping someone will stroll past this post & have some recognition ..? Kendra_Darkheart, Blizzard_Stormclaw, & GEV are afew.

But one above all. Back during Clinton's administration, there was a war in Yugoslavia & American planes dropped a lot of bombs. We had a Taverner that frequented both of the Tavs in the Twin Cities named Morguy_the_Rogue. I considered him a dear friend. The last I heard from him, I was on vchat with him & he said the air raid sirens were going off again. His area had already been blasted & phone, internet, power were all spotty at best. After he dropped off vchat, I never heard from him again. Heck, think i'd be happy if someone even remembered that name >.<

To end on a happy note, my bro is eagerly corrupted & wants me to start a V:tM/WoD campaign & dm lol! Mission accomplished :3

I have not heard from Kendra in quite a long time, but I still speak with some of the Darkheart people, so I may be able to find out some information for you, or refer your post to those who may. Will see what I can do. Blizzard I have not seen also for a long time, but there are Ayenee groups on Facebook, that may also be of some use to you. If you are not a member of them already. Word travels fast amongst old friends.

As for writing. I have been an oddity of sorts in regards to roleplay. I have for a number of years been quite busy with a White Wolf roleplay forum centered around St.Louis; conflict twixt the Manus Nigrum (Tal'Mahe'Ra) and the Camarilla. Plus for quite sometime was Ayenee active on a couple of other forums from Roleplayers United, Valucre and TDR.

Lastly myself and Mr.Eitan here for 3 years in a row, which we wrote the continuation of the Chrystalis/Lorenz roleplay from Ayenee, which was named Chrystalis Unvorsum and opened up an entire saga of writing. Myself, then branching off and creating Empora/Larazon/Noctae, which I am still tinkering with. I have also been meaning to write here, it has just been a matter of time prioritizing and shuffling some commitments around.

It would be wonderful to see this community active once again.
 

Rhysis

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Now here's a very important question...

Were you a CRYPT keeper, or a Grave Keeper?
 

Mithrandirxx

The Administration Mage
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Wow I just read part of this for the first time, so firstly Ruby, I recall Morguy vaguely as hell but I recall encountering him once or twice as well as Alexis and Kendra back in the day. As for Adrin, you call that grave digging, I've seen people dig holes for themselves faster when arguing hit connection. j/k
 

Andrew

The Ancient One
Staff member
Hidding an auto is much like hidding a body, only the auto has neon flashing lights where it is buried and it stinks worse. :p
 

Mithrandirxx

The Administration Mage
Staff member
Pretty much but at least the neon lights are pretty and the resulting explosion can be hilarious.
 

Vossuuv

New Member
Oh wow a blast from the past. So many different names... Broderin, Meneleus, Corsin, Thrakkis, Garret, Vossuuv.... I think I was not well liked, but played with a few people. I often think back to those days. All that dragonlance stuff, and Salvatore-drow groups... So many drizzts. Remeber the drow translator? Man I could never tell anybody about this stuff.
 

Rhysis

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lol. I used the drow translator for a few different purposes. People were ticked when a dragon knew drow.
 

Wes

Administrator
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I remember around mid 1999 the "Lycosians" (Roman Empire RPers from Lycos.com Chat) started to come in and take over the "Romance" topic in yahoo calling it Romancia. Sometimes they'd cross into Ayenee and crowd into a small tavern with 10 or so centurions and harass the "barkeeps" or get into fights after having too much to drink...

I remember Sorceress_of_Apollo was always leading several Lycosian soldiers and she would appear at random in some clearing or serene river setting and just lay waste to it. Was always entertaining at least.

Doubt anyone would remember me from my active era 98-02, I did spend a lot of my time in "Romancia."
I've added this info to the Ayenee wiki. It's actually the first thing to be added to our archive on 1999.
 

Wes

Administrator
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I've been around since 98 or 99. I've only really had two characters that were in yahoo chat: Alanis_Nightshade (98) and Emerald_Firegold (99 on). Emerald owned a tavern, Emmy's Tavern and Inn. It was destroyed by a angry dragon. Eme was always upsetting a vampire or a dragon for one reason or another. I still use the sn but I rarely play her anymore.
What can you tell us about the tavern? We can add the info to the article: https://ayenee.org/wiki/doku.php?id=ayenee:location:emmys_tavern
 

Wes

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Staff member
I started in 98, and got serious into Rp around the start of 99, my most noted characters were Mithrandirxx, Nick DragonsBlood, and Ancolagonthegreat. I mainly hung around the Vampire tavern, The Blackbird Tavern & Inn, The Starless Night tavern, and The Forgotten Eclipse Tavern & Inn.
Can you remember anything about these taverns for the wiki?
 

Varsinax

Active Member
Maybe your character was in a vicious cycle of getting drunk at a certain tavern in Ayenee, so you just considered that cruise control, so you could focus on handling stuff in your real life.
 

Relic

Member
Nope. Actually Pan was in an abandoned Castle Ayenee when Evan Dionex and Josh the Summer were storming it. This was back on Ayenee.com... Pan fought and fell back into a portal that left him drifting in space for eons (my rp break) and recently he has come crash landing down on Valucre. Through a time slip of course... And although he maybe a 100 years off from when he left, my 7 year break added up to quite some time in RP years. So when I said Pan was over 10,000 years old, most of it was dormant.
 

Varsinax

Active Member
What is Valucre anyway, another planet, universe, reality? I'm guessing another something. When people branch off, they usually try to separate.

All those Valucre people are from Yahoo Chat. So, they can't manipulate that truth.
 

Wes

Administrator
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It's such a shame that the Ayenee.com boards couldn't have been integrated into this forum (I can import multiple databases into one XenForo). So much has been lost to time and link rot!
 
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