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Nycticora created on 09th of February 2013, and is dead and gone (20022 years old, 399548 hours, 7 years lifetime)

Title: the Dark Lord of Chaos
Gender: Female
Level: 56
Class: undead vampire

Background history:

  1. Untitled - posted at 2013-10-28 08:19:16
  2. Untitled - posted at 2013-11-13 03:52:43
Nycticora was born in the city of Exile during the age of Alliances, long before the Great Purge. The daughter of a river fisherman, she was named for the red-eyed birds that hunted the same fish the family lived on. Hers was a happy family and a good life, until Rodyn built his great fortress near the shores of Demea Bay. Caught between the fortress of the Legion and the city of Liberty, the fields and rivers of Exile were destroyed by war and her roads blockaded. With no way left for its inhabitants to grow food, no incoming trade, and no safe escape across the war-torn countryside the city began to decay, effectively besieged. Nycticora was orphaned during the first year of this war. Confronted by poverty during her eleventh year, the young girl began looting valuables from the bodies of fallen soldiers of both sides of the conflict and trading them to officers of the Legion for meager food supplies. Living on a diet of little more than moldy bread and hardtack, her health slowly worsened. She learned to hate the passage of time and fight against every hour that brought her closer to starvation and death. Tragically, after fighting this battle for nearly three years, she breathed her last under the trees of Drkshyre Wood and fell among the corpses of the slain. It is unknown to all how she was raised as an undead creature, but Nycticora has vague memories of wandering Thera as a primitive beast. With little more intelligence than an animal for tens and hundreds of thousands of years, she was always drawn to battlefields where soldiers of Legion perished in combat to feed. By chance she was near When the immortal Groq shed his fire giant body to become something more, and devoured his cast-aside corpse. Cannibalizing a portion of his divinity, she regained her intelligence and ascended to the lowest rank among immortals.

Description (commended):

A young human woman with curly, shoulder-length charcoal colored hair, Nycticora has angular features and a sharp gaze. She stands at about 5'6" and has an athletic build with slightly toned muscles. Her pale hazel eyes combine with her skin's ashen pallor in an unsettling appearance reminiscent of a child's doll. She moves with an uncanny grace and speaks in an ominous voice.

PK stats:

Kills: 0, Deaths: 8 (Ratio: 0, Efficiency: 0%)
Pinnacle Kills: 13, Pinnacle Deaths: 0 (Ratio: 13:0, Efficiency: 100%)

Kills by class:
invoker: 5, shadow: 1, dark-knight: 3, warrior: 4, ranger: 5, berserker: 8, necromancer: 1, thief: 4, paladin: 1, illusionist: 1, oh: 1, druid: 1, shaman: 1,
Killed by class:
necromancer: 1,

Nemesis: Kallex

Logs mentioning Nycticora:Mystiques mentioning Nycticora:


  1. Stiehl26 [reply]
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    What the heck? Also, Nyc was female?? I never knew that. Never saw them to read the description. Hopefully, this is just a testing thing.
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    1. Nycticora [reply]
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      I'm stepping down in protest of area changes I feel damage the game in hopes it will result in a change in the way the staff approaches these changes. This is a final and binding action.

      My favorite mortals were Mikoos, Mkatos, and Rondak.

      My tattoo was the Shattered Crystal Hourglass, the symbol of stopped time and resistance to change.
      1. Ozaru
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        thank god now the game can actually flourish tattoo me dancing on his grave
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    2. Arunore [reply]
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      Stay gone you jackass so i can play again.
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      1. Rothak [reply]
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        I understand Nyct wasn’t well liked by a lot of people, but that doesn’t mean you should degrade their graveyard. I’m sure Nyct did a lot for the game, and maybe not all of it was well received, but at least he did something besides gripe and complain. Enjoy the game for what it is, a game.
        1. Vanisse
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          well said, thank you.
          i haven't been around much for a few years, but during the time that we overlapped, i know that nyc worked on a mountain of things behind the scenes and also contributed a ton of RP in-game and must have continued to do so after i left. so reading these posts is sad.
        2. BlackWidow
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          To be fair, part of why I left for several years was due to ranix (Nycticora) and one of his responses on the forums to what for me was a serious inquiry. I only noticed when I came back on Blyx's graveyard that he actually seemed to care about the fact that I was gone, which was touching.

          On the other hand, he did help out the game. As he said to me a while back as an offhand comment, there was only so much he could do even as a staff member. Even beneath what others (including myself at times) saw as abusive conduct was, as far as I can tell, somebody who deeply cares about the game. It is merely a difference of opinion that has caused this rift as far as I can tell, though without access to internal information that may not be the full picture.
        3. Davairus
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          if you use threads it doesnt derail the graveyard so much which is what you were whining about. also, that comment honestly did not seem serious to me unless arunore is literally a psycho
        4. Arunore
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          Nah, listen y'all I was an asshole and said a lot of stuff over the years I shouldn't have. I never meant any of it. Deep down I'm just as appreciative as the next, if you can believe it, even though I do a piss-poor job of showing it.

          I'm sorry for what I have done. To all of you. Lorne, Nyc, Dav.

          Nyc, you're not a jackass. Hope everyone is doing okay, and is having great holidays.

          Maybe too late for an apology, but I truly am sincerely sorry.
        5. Matrix
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          No apologies required Arunore, you be good. It's not like I'm quitting the game or anything and I'll still be here to help get the game running again if it eats shit and dies I'm just stepping away from imm duties due to an irreconcilable difference of design philosophy
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      2. tayyah [reply]
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        3/4's of all of my characters since religions have been around were devoted to you. This number is staggering as I go through them like... well lets just say a lot. It wasn't just trying to kill people for you, or send you sacrifices, I wanted to impress you and I always hoped you were watching when I killed someone.

        It wasn't just the things you did for legion, but the game in general as a whole. I guess if you are a prolific asshole or cheater you don't get to see much of that. Like when you were pretending to be Virgil for my Keeper, or inducting squires when shit isn't working. Not to mention all the stuff you did behind the scenes.

        Most of all I'm going to miss having someone randomly whisper "kill him" into my ear
        1. grant
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          Hahaha, I'll miss those whispers too. Hands down the most interaction I've had with any of the immortals, and my personal favorite.
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      3. kento [reply]
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        The character whispers, the in depth role play, this is the stuff that has really stuck with me over the years. Supporting me as Gaelyn and Mkatos as we made that beautiful roleplay happen, it was some of the best gameplay I have ever had.
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        1. Davairus [reply]
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          I'm grateful for all of the help and you know how to get hold of me if/when you miss it, but I know being an imm can suck a big bag of fat dicks. Plenty of times I've thought to myself, I've had enough of everyone doing stupid damaging stuff while I work my ass of (usually when it feels like I'm just babysitting a bunch of retard kids). and plenty of times I felt I dont belong because I did something very fucking dumb myself, usually over-punishing some punk I was frustrated with.

          I think really all a delete ever does is make us feel less likely to keep going. players and imms alike. of course that means fewer changes, but only out of a place of just feeling super bummed. I was actually just thinking the other day about the amount of people I have steadily watched leave AR and how much watching it sucks, and the thought that one day it may be my turn and thats it. Thats not a place I want to end. I want to die irl in a massive gangbang and have a heart attack because my pk adrenaline was too high. most likely i will die in old age the only person still logged in
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          1. Kalist19 [reply]
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            I will say two things.

            1 - Nyc has contributed an amazing amount to this world. We will never know everything that he has done, but we can all rest assured that thanking him for probably thousands of hours of work is in well order.

            2 - You are all fucked now. He said he deleted his Imm but he isn't leaving the game. You. Will. All. Die.


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            1. Ergorion [reply]
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              I have to say I think nyct was hands down my favorite imm. I get that creative differences cause rifts and I think this will be a big loss for the game.
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              1. Nadrin [reply]
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                I saw this graveyard post a day or two after it was posted. I wanted to wait and think about what I wanted to say. What I have seen here from disgruntled fools makes me really sad. No one is going to be your friend all the time. Nycticora was fantastic. I loved our interactions as Rondak, all the attempts to try and turn me, as well as your other attempts to roleplay with my other characters. I have to say, that not once was I unsatisfied with any of my interactions with Nycticora. I really enjoyed everything you did for the game, anywhere from being in your cabal from time to time, or from being the goodie you were trying to do something interesting with. Thank you for all the fun times, and I am really sorry you chose to delete your imm over your feelings about the changes. I do hope to meet you in game on the pk scene when I have more time to be active, and I hope you stick with us for a long time even if it is not as an imm. Again, thanks for everything Nyct.
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                1. BlackWidow [reply]
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                  I did weigh in a bit on this previously, but I never really went into any detail about my opinion of Nycticora. While most of the stuff which was visible to me about Nycticora came outside the game on the forums (which to be fair is a terrible place to be getting a feel for somebody's personality), I was gone for a significant portion of the time she was an Immortal. What I do remember witnessing in the earlier days (would estimate late 2013 at the earliest to some time in 2014) was that Nycticora had a no-bullshit attitude. In addition, there is the point I made in the above post about Nycticora telling me there was only so much they could do even as a staff member. We are at a loss here.

                  Also, I did not interact too much with her with any of my characters, though Morgolta's fate was directly influenced by what had happened to Gaelyn and Vella. It was a great honour to play a character who, for a time, was successful in breaking the racial stereotypes, and without Nycticora that would not have happened. I want to thank Nycticora specifically for that experience now, as it was some of the most fun I have had here.

                  And this is just one example of something which Nycticora did which directly influenced the game and its players. With this deletion, we have one less Immortal, and a very prominent one at that.
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