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Gerok created on 18th of August 2021, and is dead and gone (24 years old, 128 hours, 3 months lifetime)

Title: the Battlemaster
Gender: Male
Level: 50
Class: dwarf warrior

Background history:

  1. Restitution for Destitution - posted at 2021-09-12 03:58:01
Restitution for Destitution
Tucked away in a forgotten corner of the Dwarven Encampment, where the despondent and destitute toil away to make ends meet, a baby dwarf who would come to be called Gerok was abandoned at the doorstep of a ramshackle orphanage. His caretakers would do their best with what little means they had to raise him, but there was no protecting young Gerok from the realities of their squalor. Other dwarves who had even a few basic comforts still had a few more than Gerok, and they would not shy away from torment and ridicule whenever they got the chance to. Gerok found no solace in his peers, who ostracized the boisterous dwarf for his adventurous spirit and quick temper. By the time he was a young man, Gerok became determined to forge his path far from the land that birthed him, and his eyes first turned to the Ford. There he saw giants adorned with powerful weapons and armor, and in their riches Gerok saw opportunity. The dwarf spent years devising a clever ruse that involved ingratiating the giants to him with homemade moonshine. One night, when the giants had too much to drink after celebrating a kill, Gerok siezed his opportunity to steal their powerful relics. But, for all his many talents, Gerok was no thief, and he was caught absconding with the stolen goods into the darkest corners of the Ford. After surviving a narrow encounter with a giant traitor, he emerged from the darkness, only to be beset upon by the same giant mercenaries who anticipated his escape. There they chased him into a small pool, where they were certain his heavy loot and dwarvish ancestry would surely be his demise. As Gerok sank to the bottom of the small pool, he was swept into a serene underwater Grotto by none other than Crisbin, Steward of the Keepers. A few hours later, Gerok emerged from that small pool with renewed purpose. By offering the rare items to Crisbin, Gerok was taught the value of the Balance. In keeping with his stubborn pride, Crisbin helped Gerok realize that he never needed these powerful relics to make a name for himself. Furthermore, these powerful relics were an upset to the natural order of things, a natural order that Gerok could attune himself to, should he travel north into a forgotten valley of the Ford.


Whafting from the stout dwarf before you is the powerful musk of sweat and rich earth. A tangle of chestnut-brown hair is loosely tied back from his face, putting his broken nose and rugged mutton chops on full display. His short forehead appears crushed between his thick hairline and even thicker eyebrows that perch atop hazel eyes straddling a broken and flattened nose. A jagged scar runs from his copper cheeks to the corner of a wide-set mouth, leaving his face in a mild-yet-perpetual sneer. The wares he carries are kept only to the point of function, with little attention for aesthetics or hygiene. Scars and dirt are plenty where copper skin is visible, pulled taut against his muscular form.

PK stats:

Kills: 3, Deaths: 2 (Ratio: 1.5, Efficiency: 60%)
Pinnacle Kills: 1, Pinnacle Deaths: 2 (Ratio: 0.5, Efficiency: 33%)

Kills by class:
monk: 2, ranger: 1,
Killed by class:
warrior: 2,

Nemesis: Norkana

Logs mentioning Gerok:Mystiques mentioning Gerok:
Books mentioning Gerok:
Tags: #done, #keeper


  1. ronk [reply]
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    Gonna miss having to read your communication twice or thrice to make sure I understand. Best Dwarf speech I've seen.

    Great character who waited far too long to be inducted.
    1. Davairus
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      Inducting players into cabals with a nasty habit for rashly deleting only hurts the cabal in the long run. These leavers really demoralize the cabal. Not only because they disappoint the players who just ranked them up, but because its a rug pull where the cabal might have stirred up some trouble because it was counting on having people to rely on, and instead finds themselves in a much worse position. It should really be frowned on, especially because its very disruptive to the game's RP environment. its an immersion-killer, as has frequently been pointed out.

      I will actually re-iterate my post from the forum as well.

      " given that there are enough players still playing this game to fully stock all the cabals, but only one cabal is actually on its feet and doesnt churn its members continuously. Then, which cabal, out of any cabal, is the most likely to turn a bonafide newb into someone who can actually hold their own against other players at 50 ? any cabal can be the top cabal if they work together properly and dont churn. i would suggest better to look at other cabals and what makes those players give up or lose interest"

      and to add to that, my opinion is that it is these guys who rapid delete, because the Warlord cabal collapsed three times before we finally stood it up, and that was because ozaru and bladefurry were joining, starting abuncha shit, then deleting to some big dumb drama thread that brought disgrace on the cabal.
    2. Ozaru
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      You really need to stop this shit about blaming a player in a cabal for the bullshit you create and the players create. Here is a complete list of characters I made in Warlords from 2020 to 2021

      Mokoto -151 hours - 1 month lifetime 45 duels total - RP the silent monk
      Monks did not have block at that time, fighting a warrior was a fucking lost cause in the arena. Your band aid was drunken stance to mitigate damage after I deleted which did nothing to balance the fight and this was right after Kizra showed everyone that bows dominate warriors so you removed weapons from monks right as I made this character. I deleted because it was a shit show monk vs warrior and this is with Sasa and Thoom were clearly dominating and it was not fun. You told me Tearea showed you how bad monk fights were for warriors and thats bullshit I deleted June 2020 showing you all of this.

      Arzana - 48 hours - 7 days lifetime 14 duels Deleted April 2021
      Senol and I were the only members in Warlords after the Thoom era had just ended and the cabal was empty. Senol was very green and you come up with this amazing idea now that Warlords should take out the king and queen and team up with Keepers. Like I said Rhoa was the queen and I can't remember who was the king at that time. Fenol was literally getting his shit pushed in and rarely logging in. So I tried to RP what you asked for and got my ass kicked by an overgeared paladin and need i remind you this was again before all the monk changes took place as well. So rather than spill the beans of your plot I took the fucking L deleted my character so someone more capable can pick it up and look what happened you got 3 warlords who stepped up and are now kicking ass but haven't had to fight any kings or queens and have put the keeper cabal to shame.

      Sariana - 97 hours - 23 days life time - Deleted august 2020 - 30 duels
      I accidentally outed myself on the log board - thats why I deleted. Thoom was in the cabal , everything was just fine

      Soreko - May 2021- 67 hours -13 days
      True rage delete - was still really pissed about xenyar and chul did not care about characters at that point

      Norkana - Sept 2021- 99 hours - 1 month 33 duels
      You say you want warlords to be a brotherhood, I beat all 3 of your current warlords and its not hey nice fight its hmm something is wrong with my tattoo, or you got lucky or some back handed comment and I was over it. Could I have handled better sure, but as the newest member you would think the seasoned veterans in the cabal would be a bit more gracious in defeat. So that soured my experience and immersion coupled with the bullshit wylsin pulled by going ooc on the logboard i said fuck it, its the same ooc bullshit to ruin a players character so ill delete.

      When your game is imbalanced and you refuse to listen to the suggestions I make its fucking frustrating only to see you make a change months later. Some people may be willing to play a character and lose over and over again, I'm not. Because if it take you 6 months to finally make a change I probably would have been 1-30 against thoom with mokoto and that doesn't look good. I never join a cabal thinking I will ever lead it that I will own because maybe if I thought like that I wouldn't delete so fast. But you really need to own the fact that the bullshit that goes on in game with you, imbalanced characters and the general cesspool that other players bring has a huge factor and outcome to the rest of the pbase.
    3. Ozaru
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      I think the bigger question here is why did it take 2 months to induct Gerok. Its pretty fucking Demoralizing to sit around with 2 people on and you have nothing to do so all the motivation you had to play the game goes away. I think I had 2 caballed 50's before Gerok even made it in keepers, that is a bigger disgrace.
    4. Ozaru
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      Lastly sorry to hijack, for whats it is worth your RP was great, your patience was amazing. It really is too bad you didn't stick it out because all you needed is one win against him and I really think you could have beat him 1 v 1.
    5. Davairus
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      you need to scream at the right imm about geroks induction wait time im absolutely done picking up any slack for people who just complain
    [reply to ronk]
  2. Personally, I liked you. Guess things escalated quickly though.
      [reply to Tearea]
    1. Farewell from your goblin gran, Gerok.
      I'd heal you if I were a cleric--
      An imminent war,
      And what's it all for?--
      Is there honor in the barbaric?
        [reply to Valindra]
      1. Davairus [reply]
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        its called abandoned realms owing to the fact that you abandon your character in a fit of frustration after trying your hardest and still getting wrecked anyway
        1. Se,, there you go...Logboard Drivel at it's finest.
        2. ronk
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          I like it Hraozen how you try to RP on logboard with fubar grammar that would contrast the actual player. Respect. But not quite Pip level yet!
        3. One, not even trying to RP on the logboard. not sure what you mean.
          Two, grammar and typos are two completely different things.
          Three, sour grapes will always be sour grapes.
        [reply to Davairus]
      2. lionSpyre [reply]
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        WHOOF Ok let's cut the drama kids. I'll claim Gerok before this post goes any further. Long story short, I'm quitting AR due to mental health and time constraints. My relationship to this game has been deteriorating for a while, and that's likely most evident in my interactions with the Immortals. Sorry about that, y'all. I want to walk away while my impressions are still good. I may have soured your impression of me for the moment, but I hope y'all can remember what good small contributions I've brought to the game.

        I'm VERY sorry to the Keepers for pretty much advocating for War, and then bailing right as it got good. You guys are amazing, both of you. And I hope you can continue to entertain the community by bringing the good fight to them (I see you Mazin with that latest log, hot damn that's great).

        To be clear, I'm not quitting AR because I lost. I've eaten my fair share of losses. And Warlords didn't even loot my most valuable items (fully forged weapons, forged gear). So it would have been very easy to re-equip. I quit because I cannot afford to invest the time in this game anymore to be the kind of player I wanted to be. The loss helped me recognize that.

        You guys are a great community. I will miss RP'ing with all of you and engaging in some competitive PK that no other game offers. Don't let logboard drama drag you down. Ozaru and Davairus, there have been times where y'all both drive me nuts. At the end of the day, though, I recognize the truth that both of you tend to speak towards. Embrace your commonalities, laugh at your differences, and continue to make this space as unique as it is.

        Fair well Abandoned Realms. I will never be the same.
        1. lionSpyre
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          Dammit, Farewell. Couldn't help but include a typo.
        2. Ashlyn
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          Farewell, sweet prince. Until you return.
        3. Ozaru
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          You know what would be nice would be to have a link when you click on someones name it would show what characters they have claimed.
        4. Dogran
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          Post that in wishlist that's a cool idea.
        5. Vanisse
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          Definitely appreciated your quality RP characters, they were great (awesome backgrounds, too). I will be remembering them for awhile yet. Having taken several similar breaks and being on one now, I’m glad you are taking time to take care of yourself. Wishing you all the best.
        6. Davairus
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          i was fucking around in a cabal a while (definitely over a year) ago and you literally joined and deleted in it twice after fucking off to keepers in between those characters. you had three caballed 50s in the span of my characters lifetime and that was only 4 months. This is not new. So stop misrepresenting that. You need to pick a cabal and stick with it for a while and maybe we would actually have a backbone for a cabal to rival Warlords instead of everybody pinning hopes on this pathetic old Keepermaster who can't fight his way out of a wet paper bag and is only there because his character is almost as old as Olyn. The fact you could be a legitimate cabal leader and you fuckin' spam delete like Ozaru. That's very irritating. Nothing else you need to work on.
          Enjoy the sabbatical.
        7. Vanisse
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          how about cut down on berating players for playing the way they want to play? people enjoy this game for different reasons and do what they do for different reasons. dav... you told me to have more empathy and that's why i'm on break. maybe you should try it.
        8. Dude what the fuck.
        9. Crfo Snickers
          Get Snickers
          Feed Dav Snickers
        10. Xenyar
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          Come oooooon down..... you're the next contestant on...Who's the biggest dick. What do we have for him Bob!?
        11. Ceridwel
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          @lionSpyre, thanks for your contributions to the community over the years. You're always welcome back if and when you ever have an itch to scratch
        12. Davairus
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          Well I'm not just going to sit here and lie to spare someone's feelings. You wanna keep telling a guy this contribution didn't suck to get some cheers, go ahead. I'm going to keep giving the cold hard truth. That way when I say that guy already has the potential to be an awesome cabal leader, he knows he can believe it. That's what you need to hear when you feel like you aren't the kind of player you want to be. Wanting to reach your full potential isn't a mental illness. The thing I see here is disappointment. He doesn't feel happy but he also doesnt acknowledge he's losing battles to a buncha fucking nerds that play AR all day and get way more practice at pk'ing because they actually duel a lot. He thought he was going to power rank to 50 and win a fight against the best geared guy right away, and he's not the only one of you with that illusion. You guys are trying to protect somebody who wants to be able to take on the whole world by himself. Its fine to feel bad. Losing hurts. But its part of growth to get back up. You take your fisting and keep going. WINNERS NEVER QUIT LIONSPYRE
        13. Ozaru
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          Eh i think what most people are disappointed in is the guy running the game just called a cabal leader that is still active " pathetic old Keepermaster who can't fight his way out of a wet paper bag " You talk about keeping the log boards civil, not breaking peoples immersion and generally making this place a positive environment. Tearea is the standard bearer for warlords right, does things the right way this was the complete opposite. Is this outburst coming from Davairus the person or Davairus the Warlord Imp either way its a terrible look.
        14. Davairus
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          It would be a much worse look if I simply did not care about it. Let me put a pin in this for you. Keepers sucks because the ability to go up against players in full rare items without also first having obtained equivalent rare items comes with a crippling tradeoff that causes rage quits. Nearly all of the Keeper applications just talk about protecting the balance from power gamers, but "power seeking" is what keepers end up spend most of their time doing. I watch them spending hours forging equipment, helping people on Winter runs, and pit stopping at the smuggler for the most powerful equipment in the game. I've seen them grinding the captain of solace, saccing equipment for more powerful gambled eq. When you have players like bladefurry and Xenyar interested in the balance-restoring cabal, with no offense intended to these dudes, then you are clearly doing something very wrong, because those are unsocial players who love to get uber. Keepers used to grab thews and try to take guys like that out, just like their applications said they would, and ozaru, when you read that from me for the first time, you literally laughed and couldnt believe it. So you know what, this time, I don't particularly care how terrible it looks. I just hope losing lionSpyre over it proves the wakeup call this cabal needs to get its act together. And don't you think for a minute that I put an alliance with Warlords so they could all just powergame. That is horseshit. Warlords is a critical vehicle in making progress toward actually improving the gameplay balance of the MUD. Their close fights have actually proven that overlooked race/class combos are viable. Gangbanging players because of the pendulum does not add anything to that discussion at all.
        [reply to lionSpyre]
      3. Davairus [reply]
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        well i just wanted to work on psionicists instead of all this
          [reply to Davairus]

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