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Topic Started: Jul 26 2008, 12:57 PM (4,778 Views)
Vaudeux Jupiter
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Dearest members,

All great things must come to an end and, due to recent extraneous situations, the place you've grown to love -known as Arda- must too. It's important to remember not to place the blame on one sole person for the downfall of this long withstanding and outstanding community, for it has been a collaborative effort on all of us to see this place to its rightful end. Please don't be sorrowful, but try and remember the good times Arda has brought to you for however long you've been apart of its prosperous journey.
For now we're closing up the board in a week, so it's suggested you gather every bit of your own work that you wish to save and try and make contacts of all those who you still wish to still speak to. Though Arda may not still be around, we hope it still brings joy to your heart when you recollect upon it. So with a large sigh and a heavy heart I must relay this message.

Rest in Peace Arda, we loved you.
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All I can say, and all that would be appropriate, is..


Why? :'(
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~Geis Coldfur, aka Undeady :wub:

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Occupation: BADI C Class
Alignment: True Neutral
Height: 6 feet
Weight: 134 pounds
Age: 24
Hair: Saphire Blue
Eyes: Crystal Saphire
Build: A thin, tall build, but completely graceless with slightly lanky limbs
Element: Nature: Earth
Personality: Aralishia is a tormented soul who battles with two completely different personalities, one from her pure elfish heritage, ane one from her lupine heritage. A reflection of her mother (lupine) and father (elf), Ara has inherited several undesirable qualities from her father. From her mother, she recieves traits that deeply conflict with her father.
This conflict of battling personalities, one of her father and one of her mother, battling over their wills inside one pitiful soul, has left Aralishia at a loss.
Skills: Handling animals, Knowledge- Wilderness
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Mazzer
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I really hate to see drama like this destroy a board. I really do.

Lomen, you were always a cool cat, and thats what you'll always be to me. Sorry to see the board go down like this. It pains me. :(

I guess thats all I have to say. Goodbye Arda, it was a good four years.

Member #22, signing out.
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Phedre
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To all who feel abandoned, PM me.

We made this board as much as she did.

Peace out... and i'm so sorry that the order of doors failed again.
I suck at patience....
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Dark Wraith
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Aralishia,Sat, 26 Jul 08
2:06 PM
All I can say, and all that would be appropriate, is..


Why? :'(

You need look no further than this topic for a reason why.

I am so terribly saddened that it had to come to this. Multiple unreasonable people doing selfish and bitter things have lead to the destruction of the work of thousands of people. It's tragic, absolutely tragic, and I wish I could relay more details.

I would highly encourage all of Arda's members to check out our affiliates for a place to better spend their talents. Check out the Fun Websites forum as well. The staff may or may not be creating a board of our own, this is yet to be decided.

I would like it noted that most of the staff opposed this, including me, and that this is solely Loth's decision.
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Ethari Xilophent
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I feel horrible! I love Arda, it is the perfect site! Why must it go! :bye:
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Name: Ethari Xilophent
Gender: Male
Race: Angel
Class: Paladin
Occupation: Wanderer
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Height: 6'1
Weight: 169 lbs
Age: 125 yet he appears to be in his 20's
Hair: Eye length silver
Eyes: Bright Blue
Build: Average, slightly muscular
Element: Order
Personality: He is strong and fearlessly cuts down his foes. He is quite to others except for those in need and his friends. He has a helping nature to those to need to be helped but is very aggressive to evil. When it comes to Chaos, he is a different person entirly, willing to speak out to destroy the source and help those who are in danger
Skills: Great Agility, Diplomacy
Feat: Combat Casting
Flaws: Shy, Paranoid
Starting Equipment: Longsword, BackPack, Infravision

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Skertin
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Okay, it looks like Ardians will be flocking about randomly without any real direction. A few people have ideas of making a new site or something. I don't know what you'll all do with the week given, but I intend to save a few profiles and maybe a good post or two and keep on going. Losing Arda will leave a hole in my life, it's what I've done with my spare time for almost 3/4ths of a year now. To others they've been here MUCH longer than that, so I'm not certain how it feels to be losing what was considered a "constant placement" for four years.

For now, I can offer a place to temporarily congregate and organize yourselves if you want. (Or Arda gets zapped before you're ready.) It's jsut a small site not meant for much, but it could at least serve as temporary quarters for any displaced Ardians. On there I am "ZOMGZ".

Nationstates Ea

My AIM is Envy990
My MSN is phsykerz@hotmail.com

Goodluck, and (Insert Lame-Edit picture here)
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Nathaniel M. Rystoff
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That topic is causing this? A shame no one was told Arda wasn't a democracy before this occurred. :rolleyes:
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Weight: 210
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Feat: Alertness
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Johnny
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Dark Wraith,Sat, 26 Jul 08
1:24 PM
Aralishia,Sat, 26 Jul 08
2:06 PM
All I can say, and all that would be appropriate, is..


Why?  :'(

You need look no further than this topic for a reason why.

I am so terribly saddened that it had to come to this. Multiple unreasonable people doing selfish and bitter things have lead to the destruction of the work of thousands of people. It's tragic, absolutely tragic, and I wish I could relay more details.

I would highly encourage all of Arda's members to check out our affiliates for a place to better spend their talents. Check out the Fun Websites forum as well. The staff may or may not be creating a board of our own, this is yet to be decided.

I would like it noted that most of the staff opposed this, including me, and that this is solely Loth's decision.

Flaming to the last.


Cheers for the ride guys. Spent a good few years hear and I'd like to think I made a mark as Samarin, Snori, Omurn, Irienys and Tilorn more than any drama OOC. It was a good run, to bad about the ending.
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Vivianne
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The moral of this story is: Loth shouldn't have made a feedback forum if she didn't want feedback.
This user, in a final display of protest against Arda being closed, will not post nor use the Cbox.

Perhaps because Loth flipped the off switch on both of them.

Other notable removal of privileges:
Paul(albeit he deserved it. Use of the Die Hard slogan)
Ita(Did not deserve it)


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" 'Yes,' said Gandalf; 'for it will be better to ride back three together than one alone. Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our fellowship in Middle-earth. Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.'

Then Frodo kissed Merry and Pippin, and last of all Sam, and went aboard; and the sails were drawn up, and the wind blew, and slowly the ship slipped away down the long grey firth; and the light of the glass of Galariel that Frodo bore glimmered and was lost. And the ship went out into the High Sea and passed into the West..." - J.R.R. Tolkien

Goodbye Arda!
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Race: Paredhel; The child of a man who conquered the heart of an elven maiden and then left her to bear their love-child alone. Culufin has chosen to live the life of the Eldar, though his bastard heritage has not gained him their love.
Class: Ranger
Occupation: Former March-Warden
Alignment: True Neutral/ Neutral Good.
Age: Many seasons have passed since his birth, though he is young by the ways of the elves and a graybeard to those of the humans
Hair: Auburn, the legacy of his father.
Eyes: As green as the leaves of Yomeniampa
Build: He carries himself with the grace of an elf, though his lithe frame carries a more toned musculature than that of his people.
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Personality: A man with a chip on his shoulder and a grudge to carry, Culufin is bitter and has little patience for any but himself. His wrath is quick to come and can be long to stay, but his heart is generous and his ways, kind, beneath his hardened exterior.
Skills: Great Agility, Knowledge-Wilderness
Feat: Weapon Focus: Sword, Combat Reflexes
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Oops.

Note: too much dancing in the cbox gets your IP address banned.

Oh well.

Just as a reminder to anybody who may be interested...

MSN: psiren@x-men.com

Ciao! To quote the eminently wonderful Rocco from Boondock Saints ... "Catch you on the flipside..."
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Height: 5’11”
Weight: 185lbs
Age: 23
Hair: Reddish-brown
Eyes: Brown
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Element: Nature // Water
Personality: The best word that could be used to describe this young man is ‘broody’. He rarely smiles and when he does it is only ever briefly. He is the epitome of the Angry Young Man: furious at the world for what he sees as his own misfortune, unable to accept that there’s not some sort of cosmic conspiracy against him. Everything is someone else’s fault, never his.
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Fira
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I must tell you that this isn't really much of a shock to me. I mean, I guess I could just tell that Arda was starting to fall bit by bit.

This doesn't mean that I'm not sad. In fact, I'm upset that it all had to come to this. Yet, I also hope that it was all for the best.

I'm glad to have met all of the wonderful people that I did. You guys have filled my life with such an amount of joy and I looked forward to coming to this place everyday. It was an area of freedom where I was able to explore and work hard to gain more experience in writing.

If anyone still wants to keep in touch:
msn: summonerfira@hotmail.com
aim: summonerfira@aol.com
yim: mad_bookworm@yahoo.com
^ I use yim more than any of the others and frequently check my e-mail.

Also, send me a PM with any contact information that one wants to grant me. I would loathe to lose contact with such wonderful people.

This has been great and it's a shame that a topic led to all of this.

Best wishes to all,
Madalyn (Fira)

P.S. Cheers to those that did their best to stop the closing.

Edit: And I have a clarification question; though I know it's kinda a weird one to ask... =/ Is Arda being closed or deleted?
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Weight: 147 lbs.
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Vivianne
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;-; Loth is making everything disappear, isn't she.
This user, in a final display of protest against Arda being closed, will not post nor use the Cbox.

Perhaps because Loth flipped the off switch on both of them.

Other notable removal of privileges:
Paul(albeit he deserved it. Use of the Die Hard slogan)
Ita(Did not deserve it)


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Sartana Misirlou
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Yup, so, it's over. Too bad Sartana never got to return... but I'll just say he found his way to another forum.

Speaking of forums, I'll be on one or both of these:

Daeluin - It's kind of a bleh site (drama + trolls, much?), but there's leveling and gold is distributed based on a post's word count, which is nice.

Found this? site today... lots of familiar faces. :D

Anyway, nice knowin' ya, peeps!
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