Keepers of the Elements

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Led By DarkClaw
Alignment Neutral
Future Immortal Followers Lycron
Ordained Mortals Zaku
Allies Lycron
Enemies Cytoxan
Temple The Haven

Following Description / FINFO:

Darkclaw, leader of Keepers of the Elements, Greater Power.
Following's self-perceived alignment: Chaotic Neutral.
The followings of Cytoxan, Isolas are considered enemies.

Brief following description:

The four Elements of nature (Earth, Air, Fire and Water) are the
very foundations of creation and the basis of life itself. They
link mortals to nature, the Heavens and the Divine. Our followers
will represent the elements in their actions accordingly.

Earth represents change, balance and physical healing.
Air represents intelligence, wisdom, intellect and communication.
Fire is, of course, strength, power, protection and aggression.
Water represents emotion, religion and self-growth.
Spirit is one who has mastered all of the Elements, which would be the ordained.


07/08/08  Hel [    Ma:17 Ra:15    ] Aerith the Half-Troll of Fate. (KotE)
04/10/07  Hum [ Th: 8 Ma:21 Ra:24 ] Alexis, Mage of the Water Sect. KotE
06/28/07  Elf [    Ma:25 Ra:26    ] Alito Elvenlover, Fire Master of Elven Love
01/14/09  Aar [       Th:22       ] Anandunaiss Mirth-Karma-Choice-H2O
01/10/09  Hum [    Ra:26 Ma:30    ] Anavrin, sees himself in the *Water*
06/17/07  Hum [       Wa:15       ] Anishi: Keeper of the Matches.  KoTE
06/29/08  Hum [ Ma:22 Th:20 Ra:28 ] Asher God of POC's
07/29/07  Ogr [       Wa:11       ] Awake the Ogre
06/29/08  Hum [       Cl: 8       ] Azurateigra Daughter of Tranquility and Ptarchyzk Be nice
01/14/09  Hum [       Cl:26       ] Babe The Living Drop of Water *Zoom*
10/24/07  Aar [ Sh:14 Th:12 Wa:12 ] BaconBeak belches loudly into the Air
07/17/07  Dwa [ Bard:  12   7   4 ] Belle Seeks Bards' Council Review *Air*
11/20/07  Hum [    Ra:17 Ma:20    ] Bragadoran Oakenfist, Son of Earth
11/27/07  Hel [       Ma:10       ] Braxx, Mage of Leaf and Star *KotE*
01/21/09  Hum [    Wa: 9 Cl:11    ] Brixa...Healer of KotE {AIR}
10/11/07  Ogr [    Sh:22 Wa:18    ] Brujah is DarkClaw's Vampire Prince of Fire!
08/05/08  Elf [       Cl:13       ] Chipmonk Drinks from the River of Life *Kote*
02/10/09  Hum [ Bard:  11   7   4 ] Coppelia troubadour and humming bird of the elements
04/21/08  Hum [    Ra: 5 Cl: 9    ] Cydney,             ***Fire***
02/19/08  Elf [       Ma:17       ] Dagfari flies through the Air with ease
06/22/08  Hum [       Ma: 5       ] Darkmage The Avenger Of DarkNess
02/02/09  Hum [ Tg:17 Ra:19 Ma:18 ] Dun U'In, Fire Swallowing Mage of -=KOTE=-
08/05/08  Ogr [ Bard:  11  10   9 ] Eathor will sing thanks for Bubbles or gifts!
04/29/08  Elf [       Cl: 8       ] Elessia will send you too a watery grave
07/14/07  Hum [       Ma: 6       ] Ellokraine The Apprentice of the Air.
06/29/08  Hel [ Bard:   9   4   2 ] ElPraz, Righteous Fire of Burning Desire    *KotE*
11/27/07  Gia [       Wa:14       ] Etrius the Fire Giant *KotE*
01/15/09  Hum [       Sh:10       ] Fayth?       *kote*
03/28/09  Sah [       Cl:22       ] Finley Water flows smoothly.   KotE
01/13/09  Gia [ Sh:28 Tg:18 Wa:20 ] Galactus burns in the *FIRES OF DR* on his way to TOOK
01/14/09  Hum [ Ma:20 Ra:15 Tg:15 ] Galdar Opens his hands to Reveal the Fire
01/23/09  Gno [       Cl:24       ] Gillfen, maker of Mini-mushrooms. KotE
08/14/07  Hum [    Cl:18 Wa:17    ] Gocu Fire member of the NHC
03/05/09  Elf [ Th:26 Wa:30 Ma:30 ] Grayzil'la breathes FIRE!!!   ...must be the diet
12/12/07  Hum [       Ma:30       ] Greed, the Element of Mankind.
02/25/09  Elf [    Ra:30 Ma:30    ] Haight, *The Dreo*  AshBury
03/15/08  Elf [    Ma: 8 Ra:12    ] Harrison KotE *Fire*
10/14/07  Ogr [       Sh:10       ] Icon, Born of Fire - Ensconced in Vengeance.
01/04/09  Elf [       Ma: 4       ] Innovandin Stari, young one of KotE
01/10/08  Hum [    Wa:28 Ma:30    ] Jafar brings heaven on earth, just let his fangs in
11/27/07  Hum [       Cl:10       ] Kaylith: Air traffic control.  *KotE*
04/14/08  Hum [    Wa:15 Ma:20    ] Kelladorn Longwalker, Keeper of the Elements (Air)
05/28/07  Hum [ Sh:13 Th:10 Ra: 9 ] Koen, aqueous Keeper of the Elements
01/30/09  Elf [    Wa: 3 Cl:25    ] Kollen Der.        *Potassium*
12/12/07  Elf [ Ma:16 Th:11 Ra:12 ] Kordos is well Grounded in the Arts.  (Earth)
11/04/07  Hum [    Ra: 7 Ma:15    ] Ladicius KotE Girl and straight as water
07/29/07  Hel [       Wa:13       ] Lamok The Insignificant Earthling
10/28/07  Ogr [       Sh:17       ] Least Concern, Keeper of the Fire
06/29/08  Gno [    Th:30 Sh:30    ] Lily the Ebrithil water baby  *eEK!*
01/30/09  Min [ Wa:16 Sh:21 Th:20 ] LoCo's Brooch Reads "Fiery Rage Of The KoTe"!FiRe
08/12/07  Elf [       Ma:13       ] Luka. Earth
10/23/07  Elf [ Bard:  21  14  12 ] Lyric, Ethereal Note  KotE -(Air)- *Ebrithil*
02/02/09  Gno [    Wa:29 Cl:30    ] Melisa fire burns
01/11/09  Elf [    Wa:19 Ma:30    ] Menelaos, Incendia Magus of Lloth  -=Dreos=-
02/16/09  Hum [    Wa: 3 Ma:15    ] Miki, Air.
04/25/07  Elf [       Ma: 8       ] Miriam, Keeper of the Air Elemental
01/11/09  Elf [    Cl:22 Wa:20    ] Mnaramenth Vidrion: Magnetic Blade of FaTe (VP:DDAA)FiRe
01/20/09  Hum [    Ra: 5 Ma:10    ] Morgoth is the Air apparent                    *KotE*
03/16/09  Hel [ Th: 3 Ra:30 Ma:30 ] Mortimer, walks with Gaea hand in hand. KoTE
01/14/09  Hel [    Wa:29 Cl:30    ] Nausicaa, Princess of the Wind.  *Dreos*
10/29/07  Hum [    Ra:17 Ma:17    ] Null the Deep Purple Mage (FIREBALL)
03/28/09  Hel [    Wa: 1 Ma:11    ] Oliver, Earthy Highwayhalf-elf
03/18/09  Hum [ Wa:30 Sh:30 Th:21 ] Ozzy Dreos is my Crazy train Kote
08/08/07  Gno [       Sh: 7       ] PanterA. Ready, aim, FIRE!
01/18/09  Aar [ Wa:28 Sh:28 Th:28 ] Pardoquilian, Lady Hawk of ... Air           *fate*
08/12/07  Elf [    Ma:10 Wa: 9    ] Parker, Scorching Elemental Vice               KotE
03/08/09  Hum [ Bard:  14   9   4 ] Peredus d'Gelway, City of Serene Waters
10/07/07  Hel [       Ma:15       ] Petrus, Sortiarius Aeris
10/23/07  Gno [    Sh:21 Th:20    ] Pikon Del'Roh, KotE's Kazekage. *Air*
04/20/08  Hum [    Wa: 3 Ma:27    ] Proven KotE Air
08/05/08  Hum [       Cl:14       ] Pursnip is best when Fried [KOTE]
07/08/08  Hel [    Ma:24 Ra:15    ] Quathros.
03/16/09  Hum [    Wa:29 Cl:30    ] RAAGE is naturally Fired ERF
03/21/09  Elf [    Cl:23 Wa:15    ] Raile the Elf.                     *Kote*
02/01/09  Hel [    Ma:12 Ra: 9    ] Rain's Rings Of Fire.
04/05/09  Hum [ Ra:15 Th: 9 Sh:15 ] Rancor, De-preventing the forest *FIRE* !*&
03/15/09  Elf [    Ma:13 Wa:11    ] Randall was made out of the Earth's skin. KotE.
01/23/09  Hum [       Ma:10       ] Rasputin drinks more than Water. *KotE*
01/24/09  Hum [       Cl:15       ] Rhyssa Doe-Eyed healer, ErF of KoTe WWF.
04/20/07  Elf [       Ma:24       ] Riley Murphy, mage of Fire's Blood and rage
10/07/07  Elf [ Th:15 Ma:17 Ra:15 ] Rout.     KotE   *Water*   **Ebrithil**
05/03/07  Elf [    Wa: 1 Ma:11    ] Roydir wants to Fire up the grill
01/10/09  Elf [    Ma:19 Ra:18    ] Rubi Tuesday.          *KotE*
02/12/09  Hum [     Attendant     ] Seraph is watching over Darkclaw's followers now. 
10/23/07  Hum [ Th: 1 Ma:19 Ra:17 ] Sharlin The Boy (fire) KotE
03/06/08  Hum [       Sh: 6       ] Shivan KotE
01/14/09  Hum [    Ma: 2 Ra: 9    ] Shun the Boy
05/13/07  Dwa [       Cl: 6       ] Siobhan, Forged In The Fire Of Retribution
10/11/07  Elf [    Ma:16 Ra:15    ] Sisqo, I spit hot * F * I * R * E *
05/19/07  Gno [    Wa: 3 Cl:11    ] Skylor Tames his thirst with some Iceberg <Water>
02/25/09  Ogr [    Wa:15 Sh:17    ] Slacker wears Earth tones.     *KotE*
12/12/07  Hum [       Cl: 8       ] Soup-erman soars through the air. -=KotE=-
10/07/07  Ogr [       Wa: 6       ] Staby Raised in Fire, born to Fight
10/02/07  Hel [ Cl:18 Th:15 Ra:15 ] Stalkr the earth-toned
01/10/09  Elf [ Wa:30 Th:30 Ma:30 ] Straezan, Ubiquitous Artificer, Fire  *Fate*Coven*
03/18/08  Elf [ Th:16 Ra:20 Cl:20 ] Swyth'd'Black sleeps himself for kicks.
02/14/09  Elf [    Ra: 1 Cl:11    ] Synne is happily rolling in the earth
02/15/09  Elf [ Th: 2 Ma: 9 Ra: 9 ] Talith: Trial by Fire
01/14/09  Elf [    Ma:19 Ra:19    ] Tarathiel Tasartir, the debonAIR elvish explorer
01/24/09  Gno [    Wa:24 Cl:30    ] Teva Ebbinwhat, Blood-Stained Hurricane of KotE
10/03/07  Hum [ Ra:30 Th:30 Cl:30 ] Thingone, DarkClaw's Bloodboy.
03/21/09  Gno [       Sh:30       ] Tirpitz Child in Time KotE - Ebrithil - Dreos
07/12/07  Dwa [       Sh: 8       ] Tiruk is on fire.
02/08/08  Ogr [ Tg: 1 Wa:20 Sh:23 ] Trandoshan rocks his Air Nikes.
10/11/07  Hel [    Wa:24 Cl:25    ] Treehugger, the Fifth Element. *Ebrithil*
06/10/07  Dwa [       Cl: 6       ] Tubb the dirty dwarven priest *KoTE*
04/16/07  Elf [ Th:25 Wa:30 Cl:30 ] Tweedle, the elf.               KotE -(Fire)-
10/11/07  Dwa [    Cl:18 Wa:15    ] Uriah Lin, the tiny Earthling.
01/06/08  Elf [    Wa:17 Cl:21    ] Vierna, Fire walk with me
03/01/09  Hel [ Ma:13 Ra:12 Th:12 ] Void is on fIRE
03/21/09  Hum [    Wa: 5 Cl:11    ] Vulcan the Forge, Black Smith of the KotE *FIRE*
06/19/07  Hel [    Cl:27 Wa:30    ] Wolfwood: Last Priest of the salt-of-the-Earth FoLK
03/06/09  Elf [ Ma:15 Th:10 Ra:10 ] Xerit, EyeDee Bot. *KoTE*
02/15/09  Elf [    Ma:24 Ra:23    ] Ylang O. Ylang, Sylph Maiden |AIR|*ebrithil*|DA|IPS
10/11/07  Dwa [    Anima Mundi    ] Zaku, Spirit of the Elemental forces.  *Ebrithil*
04/26/07  Elf [       Ma:16       ] Zaya, Babydoll's Fire-starter  KotE
01/17/09  Gno [  Shelgr Brisingr  ] Zessya: Keeper of the Elements.
01/02/08  Hum [    Ma:11 Ra: 9    ] Zinklewort, Drowning in the Element of Water
01/12/09  Hum [    Th:10 Sh:15    ] Zoom hotter than flames *Babe*
12/03/07  Dwa [    Wa:23 Cl:30    ] Zyvek.


The Ebrithil are an elite group of chosen elements representing the Keepers as a whole,
making important decisions and arrangements, and seeing to the affairs of the following as
needed. They are also in charge of dealing with any possible recruits before DarkClaw meets
with them, both answering and asking questions, as well as observing the interested party.

Each member of the Ebrithil is responsible for upholding the laws and vision of the following
both as an individual, and also as a member of a team. They will each be responsible to adhering
to the vows that he or she spoke of upon acceptance into the council, which are as follows:

"I stand before you and beside you, Keepers of the Elements."
"The vows I speak now I uphold till the end of time."

"By the power of Fire, I bring protection and strike down those who oppose us."
"In honor of the Earth, I give you grounding, solidarity and balance."
"In the name of Air, my guidance, knowledge and wisdom are yours."
"With the grace of water, may I show you growth and opportunity."
"And as one with the Spirit, I offer you peace and divinity."
"I bring strength, honor, passion, devotion and support as my oath."
"I am Ebrithil, Master of the Elements. May I serve the Keepers well."

*** Side note on the Ebrithil
I had chosen the following mortals to make up the Ebrithil, as they had each shown the above
qualities to us on a continuing basis. There were others that deserved to be recognized as well,
but I felt that I should offer it to the oldest Keepers first, as long as they each possessed
what the Ebrithil represents. In addition, ordained Keepers of the Elements were automatically
inducted into the Ebrithil. These people did not all serve during the same timeframe.

06/29/2008  Gno [    Th:30 Sh:30    ] Lily the Ebrithil water baby  *eEK!*
10/23/2007  Elf [ Bard:  21  14  12 ] Lyric, Ethereal Note  KotE -(Air)- *Ebrithil*
10/07/2007  Elf [ Th:15 Ma:17 Ra:15 ] Rout.     KotE   *Water*   **Ebrithil**
01/26/2008  Gno [       Sh:27       ] Tirpitz, Child in Time : KotE -(Fire)- Ebrithil
10/11/2007  Hel [    Wa:24 Cl:25    ] Treehugger, the Fifth Element. *Ebrithil*
10/11/2007  Dwa [    Anima Mundi    ] Zaku, Spirit of the Elemental forces.  *Ebrithil*
07/17/2010  Elf [ Wa:30 Ma:30 Th:30 ] Nicholai the Ancient Kindred Ebrithil (Neutral)
  • Straezan
  • Zessya (Ordained)
  • Lyric
  • Pursnip
  • Ylang
  • Vulcan
  • Nicholai
  • Tirpitz
  • Rout
  • Treehugger (Ordained)
  • Zaku (Ordained)

Requirements for Entry

  1. You must be level 10 or higher.
  2. You must convince DarkClaw of your sincerity in joining.
  3. You must show DarkClaw a place of nature and voice what it means to you.
  4. You must complete a quest designed by DarkClaw or one of the current Keepers of the Elements.
  5. You must pick which of the Elemental sects you wish to become a part of and adhere to that path. This path may be changed at a later time with DarkClaw's blessing.


  1. Obey all rules of The Final Challenge as a whole.
  2. Obey all commands given by Immortals. If you do not agree with these commands or feel you weren't treated fairly, obey the command and THEN discuss it with DarkClaw.
  3. Do not instigate or take part in verbal arguments or cut-downs. Your actions reflect our following as a whole. What you say and/or do CAN affect the rest of us.
  4. Share extras with the following when you can and assist your fellow followers. I do not ask that you offer every item to the following first, but please keep in mind that working together keeps us strong and helps us to learn.
  5. Adhere to the Elemental path that you have chosen. These sects were chosen for a reason, to help keep order and to strengthen us as a whole. If you are not happy with your path, or if you feel that you might benefit more in another, please feel free to discuss it with DarkClaw.
  6. No PKing (Player Killing) is allowed without the permission of DarkClaw. As a neutral following, I expect us to be passive unless aggression is shown to us, or harassment.
  7. Have fun! This is just as important as each of the other rules. We would not be here were it not fun.

Original Immortality Petition

Dear Immortals,

In lieu of Solaron’s retirement, I am re-petitioning for Immortality here on TFC. Forgive me for sounding redundant if I repeat anything that I included in my last petition, please. I have thought long and hard about this the past few days. As some of you know, I have had several immortals over the years (elsewhere), and I mulled over whether I should re-petition or not, not because I didn’t think I was capable, or because I didn’t want to… but I wondered if I should step back and let someone else have a chance that hasn’t had the opportunity of immortality at all. But then I thought…I’ve been here a long time. I’ve put a lot of effort and time into TFC. Why shouldn’t I? If that sounds greedy or self-centered, I apologize. TFC was my first MUD, aside from BBS-based MajorMUD. It has been “home” to me for over 11 years now (I started sometime in 1995) and always will be. It holds a lot of memories and has helped me make many friends throughout the years. Regardless of how much we tell ourselves that it’s “just a game”, it’s a little more than that. It’s a way for us to experience achievement, growth, guidance, knowledge and more…without having to worry about real life repercussions. It’s a way to be ourselves without having to worry about rejection or humility. It’s a place to “escape” to from the troubles of reality.

I have had many characters over the years on TFC, some bigger, some smaller. While my knowledge of the realm lacks considerably compared to some (just being honest), I have still managed to make it to level 50, to learn how to escape from PK’ers, have been an ordained, and I feel I have mastered the “art of neutrality”. *snicker* But I think that’s because of my being so neutral in real life.

I honestly can’t think of an incident where I would’ve had disciplinary action taken against any of my characters. I try to abide by the rules as much as possible anywhere I go. It’s not necessary to break the rules to have fun, and it takes away from the enjoyment of others as well. Rules are set in place for good reason.

I feel that I would be a good candidate for immortality for several reasons. I respect everyone, regardless of who they are, what they believe in, or what their standing is, both IRL and IC. I believe in communication and compromise, and am adamant about working as a team. (Why do I feel like I’m applying for a job? Hehe.) And I also believe in interacting with the mortals on a daily basis. It makes it more enjoyable for everyone, in my opinion, and it also gives them a sense of security knowing someone is there to listen if need be. People like me and look up to me. I don’t know why, but they do. Perhaps because I listen and show compassion. I have always been a source of “grounding” and I have a knack for being a peacekeeper. On the downside, I am also well aware of the fact that I am way too nice. It is a weakness that I have been trying to overcome over the years and am slowly making progress with. I have always tried bringing players to TFC throughout the years, and have also done what I could to convince those thinking about leaving not to. TFC has undergone a lot of change. It is far different from when I started. But change is necessary. And it is still a great place to play, regardless of what anyone else might think. They just need to give it a chance and mold themselves to those changes. I will continue to do what I can where I can in any way to help TFC.

The mortals that will vouch for me are as follows: Ghazkull (UA), Vaalgamon (UA), Miressa and Belsambar. Immortal: Isolas.

Following Idea:
Name: Keepers of the Elements
Premise: The four elements of nature (Earth, Air, Fire and Water) are the very foundations of creation and the basis of life itself. They link mortals to nature, the Heavens and the Divine.

  • The Earth is the essence of Change, Balance, and Physical Healing. The Earth signs, of course, would be our healers.
  • Air is the essence of Intelligence, representing Advancement, Influence of Children, Volunteer and Civic Services and Achievement. The Air signs would be our Authority Figures, those that the others would look up to.
  • Fire is the essence of Strength and Defense. It represents Power, Courage, Aggression, Combat, Confrontation, War and Justice. They would be our Protectors and Killers (There is a fine line between those two sometimes.).
  • Water is used for dealing with such matters as Emotion, Opportunity, Travel, Religion, Growth and Self-Improvement. The Water signs would be our Helpers, those that assist in individual growth.
  • The Spirit is the compilation of all four elements, those who have mastered all aspects of the elements and are absolved of their sins because of this, setting them apart from everyone else. This would be my Ordained.

As for alignment, I see it more as a neutral following but I would be willing to go whatever alignment the current Immortals feel is needed the most, as I believe that this premise would be able to work on many different levels.

Finally, I wish to thank you all for your time and consideration in this matter, as well as for everything you do for TFC. This MUD has indeed made my life much more tolerable and enjoyable over the years. Regardless of your decision, I look up to each of you.
With much love and respect,
Laura (DarkClaw)

Additional Notes

[ 11] DarkClaw: Keepers of the Elements

Thu Sep 6 15:57:25 2007
To: all
Keepers of the Elements are now accepting followers again.
Please see one of the Ebrithil if you have an interest in joining.


Party Time!: April 30, 2009

(Taken from the KOTE Forums)
In honor of Tynian (and his wish for one, hehe), KotE is going to throw a party for the big Dwarf in the sky! I want everyone to work on gathering party items (cakes, ice cream, drinks, dancers- hehe, whatever you can think of). All of these items must be held ON YOUR PERSON! This means that I will not take them. I don't have the room for all of them, nor would I be able to keep everyone's things separate successfully.

On the afternoon of Saturday, May 16th, we are going to try and meet up with Tynian on the mud to do all of this. There is a chance that it won't work out, as his schedule is quite unpredictable, but this sounds like the best chance. So everyone has till then to collect and work on presents! We will be holding the party and offering sacrifices to Tynian in the Dwarvenhold Temple.

Why gather all these items, you say? Because...there WILL be prizes... two of them. One prize will be for the most number of party-related items gathered by one person. The other prize will be for the sacrifice (or present, if you will) that pleases Tynian the most!

PLEASE do not let word of this party get out to any non-KotE individuals, including Tynian. That would spoil all the fun! Thanks and good luck!