The enemy you need.


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My Dearest Community,

I have watched with great sadness as the streets that are these forums turned ever more viciously inward. I thought I could work with you, speak with you kindly, and we could make peace with ourselves. Time and again I reached out to you on your voicechat, your forums, your message boxes. We admitted mistakes when we saw validity, and we again attempted to move forward. Still you spat at me, vilified me, and tore me apart. I thought you needed a friend, for the times ahead will be dark. I thought you needed an ally, to fight back the darkness as it creeps ever closer to swallow us whole.

I was wrong, and in this regard I have failed you.

You do not need allies, for you have grown to have many. Friends can buy you dinner, but they can not buy you scars. I know the true evil that lives in the deepest recesses of the River Kingdoms. I know not when they come, but I know that should there be success, they will be here. You are not prepared for them, for they will speak in places you can not see. They will hide in your bright cities, and when the time is right they will devour you with not glee, but a dispassionate satisfaction. A few of these vile villains are likely already here, biding their time to reap your success.

You do not need a hero.

There is no room for a protector in the night. I can not be the protector of your hearth, or the vigil in your streets. You need a tough skin, a sharp mind, and a strong sword arm. I wish only peace for my people, but giving you that now only leaves you unprepared for the war to come. It is a disservice to you to offer it. It leaves you with a plow in hand when the shields of legions throw themselves on your walls. I can not protect you from this, and it breaks my heart.

You need a villain.

It has become clear. You need an enemy to point at as a boogie man under your bed. It keeps your arm strong and your blade sharp. It prepares you for what is to come. I need to be that villain, for there is no one else strong enough to do so. You can not destroy me, because I am more than a man. You can not shackle me, as there is no chain long enough to capture legion. You can not defeat me, because I am more than a hero, more than a villain, and more than a community.

I am an ideal.

I am solidarity, and I am strength. I bring peace to you from the edge of my sword. I bring order to you through sheer unadulterated force. I bring stability with the fear I spread. You can burn my flesh, and three more of me will rise from the ashes. You can tear my skin, and it will only reveal the steel underneath. If you starve me, I will only grow fatter. I can be your target, for you can not defeat me.

I will endure. and rise for the next fray. You will try to defeat me, because you must. I will try to subvert you, because that is what you need.

The darkness cannot win. You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain. I can do those things, because I'm not a hero, not like you. I did this to you, that's what I can be. I'm whatever the River Kingdoms needs me to be.

You'll hunt me. You'll condemn me, set the dogs on me. Because that's what needs to happen. Because sometimes... the truth isn't good enough. Sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded.

You must chase me.

Because I am the friend all of you deserve, but not the one it needs right now. So, hunt me because I can take it. Because I am not your hero. I am a bringer of peace. A bastion of might. A terror in the night.

I am Paxman

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I am extremely excited about this new direction. I think it is a good direction for our proactive pvp crowd and those that want to feed the war machine.

While this was a difficult decision between both parties involved, I think it is our best move going forward.

There can be no shining knight without the boogie man, and Callambea is proud to support our dark menace.

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That really was a top-notch post

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Milani awaits with righteous judgement.

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Yhora-gwar wrote:
Milani awaits with righteous judgement.

I think I can speak for Paxman when I say:

"You Understand"

We will be the forge that rebuilds you, because we truly love you.

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Hell Hath no Furry like a Tigari Scorned,

Cry Havoc and release the Hounds of War!

Veni Vidi Vici

Grins with open excitement

ALL MY EVIL PLANS COMING TOGETHER!

Oh Paxman I shall make you proud!

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Gol Tigari wrote:
Veni Vidi Vici

Nono, that's a different gaming community.

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SHHH, Don't turn one of my fav. quotes against me!

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Gol Tigari wrote:

Hell Hath no Furry like a Tigari Scorned,

Wait, are you Booga now?!

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Who knows who's behind this mask :D

Maybe I'll show you one day, Right before my dagger kisses your heart!

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Gol Tigari wrote:

Who knows who's behind this mask :D

Maybe I'll show you one day, Right before my dagger kisses your heart!

I love it when you flirt.

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-Aet- Charlie wrote:
Gol Tigari wrote:

Who knows who's behind this mask :D

Maybe I'll show you one day, Right before my dagger kisses your heart!

I love it when you flirt.

Wait... is that innuendo these days? I'm getting old :(

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Innuendo is, indeed, fun!

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<Magistry> Athansor wrote:
-Aet- Charlie wrote:
Gol Tigari wrote:

Who knows who's behind this mask :D

Maybe I'll show you one day, Right before my dagger kisses your heart!

I love it when you flirt.
Wait... is that innuendo these days? I'm getting old :(

Do not fear (unless the compulsion is simply too much)

We will strengthen bones weary from age, as well as your resolve.

Paxman will pay the cost, because Paxman exists for you.

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I'm sorry you felt pushed to that, but something tells me you will own it with all you've got and add some extraordinary colour to the world.

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Caldeathe Baequiannia wrote:
I'm sorry you felt pushed to that, but something tells me you will own it with all you've got and add some extraordinary colour to the world.

To be clear, this is not a ramification. This is a joined effort to provide a service that is currently unfilled by major powers.

Paxman loves the citizens of the River Kingdoms. While he naps, his dedication to your betterment is not lessened.

The River Kingdoms needs and enemy. Paxman lives for his people.

The war machine will roll forth, but it billows the pollution of love.


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Teh f&%# is this

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Kobold Cleaver wrote:
Teh f#*# is this

The Paxman slumbers from partaking in too much ale. He assures you it tastes like victory, but can not unfortunately respond to your emphatic queries.

Please leave a recording after the beep.

Paxman

Bringer of Peace, Fuel of Hate-fires.


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Uh, hi, Paxman. This is Cleaver—uh, Kobold Cleaver. I was just wondering if you'd like to, uh...waitno that sounds weird...well, heh, I just...

*Redial*

Hey, Paxman. Sorry to bother you. Just, um...like...dammit.

*Redial*

Paxman. How about you explain the F$%! what you think you're F+#~ING DOING—

I'm gonna send a text.

EDIT: I'll just drop the "explain the reference" here.

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I think you might be my favorite people.

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Love that show :D.

I love you Kobo...I mean GO PAXMAN!


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pacman,

Ugh.

Paxman, what are you refereeing

Damn it.

pacman, what are you referencing when you stop about

Gah! Stop autocorrecting!

pacman, what are you refereeing when you post about the "enemas we need"

F+&+ it. I'm gonna go play Cookie Clicker.

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Kobold Cleaver wrote:
F&%! it. I'm gonna go play Cookie Clicker.

That's what I'm doing, Just reset for them Heavenly Chips after banking 1 Quintillion cookies :D


I managed to beat my friend to getting 100 in everything (back when I think the best was the Antimatter things or something?) with no Heavenly Chips. He had a ton. It was ridiculously dramatic.

I din't wanna sell the mining grannies o' Diamond Bake. :)

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Love the post, Paxman.

Of course you don't scare me as much as you would have had you linked this. The idea of him hunting the River Kingdoms is truly scary.


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Shoulda linked to a picture of Pacman. Too lazy to find one myself, but c'mon.

I'm not the hero Dot Town wants. I'm the heroHOLY S*@# A GHOST

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KC, do we know each other?

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TEO Cheatle wrote:
KC, do we know each other?

Does anyone really know KC?

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Make us strong Paxman. Forge away our weaknesses in fire and blood. We will rise stronger, smarter and with more wile.

Just teach some other guys first. I will take notes... :P

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heheheheheheheheheheheHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Paxman... it would seem you and I could get along reeeeaaaallllllllllllll fine. I'll pm you about things. And stuff ;)

but mostly things.

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BrotherZael wrote:

heheheheheheheheheheheHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Paxman... it would seem you and I could get along reeeeaaaallllllllllllll fine. I'll pm you about things. And stuff ;)

but mostly things.

Why not so much of the stuff?

Sometimes the stuff is far more important, or at least can be more entertaining than things...

Oh heck, who am I kidding? Things are way better than stuff.


things and stuff SUCK

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He Who Should Not Be Named wrote:
things and stuff SUCK

Now you're just being a party-pooper. frownface.jpg

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Go do Kobold Cleaver's homework! He needs the help!

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He Who Should Not Be Named wrote:
things and stuff SUCK

Every party has a pooper that's why they invited you.

party pooper
party pooper

party pooper

party pooper

and actually because things are direct talks and stuff are more vague. and with him I am doing direct things, not vague stuff.

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