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It can be said that the Immortals of the Realms of Despair do not get 
all the credit and praise they should. We are sure that most of the time 
an Immortal spends online is filled with complaints and sighs than 
'thank you' and words of praise.  
So we as the staff of the Cry of Despair are going to give the hard working 
Immortals a chance to hear some praise. We went out across the Realms and asked
the players who they had as a favorite Immortal and why.
Hayama: hmm vira prolly, just known him for ages and frienda
        mine, doesnt take things too seriously but still does his job
Kyrnia: Serina's my favorite imm cuz she's got that cool cleric power
        thing going. she's always totally friendly and she never gets
        mad, I don't know how she does it

Adric:  Bede. good builder, and i've always gotten along with him
Terra: Aphreal... Cuz Shes the only Imm I know and shes kewler than 
       all hell :)
Hawpch: Darrek
You:    and the Why part? :P'
Hawpch: beeccaaaaause... hrm he deals with alot of stuff behind the scenes 
        that noone really notices and he is an awesome supporter of the order
        and I haven't ever dealt with any other imms  *inno*

Chayla: either vira cause he's a stinky sneaky druid or bumrina cause smells 
        like dead flowers! ;)
Garrund: prolly Thoric, cuz he was giving away all those pendants..=)
Greetmir: well Lascivius for her constant equality of treatment to
          all ... her consistency ... but there are a lots of imms that 
          do a lot of work for us and I dont envy them their job'

Magiua:  kali because he killed brane for no reason =)
Moonfire:  Aphreal.  She is kind, friendly, and doesn't mind us 
             mortals insulting her.
Razfellow: Lascivias,because she is almost as devious as I. 
You:       *laughs* nice answer ;p
Razfellow: *bows* why thank ye my friend = )
Kayah: My fav imm is Blodkai, for the very reason that he puts up with 
       all the bs in this game, organizes and fixes as much as he can so
       that others can enjoy this reality. And he's lasted for a long long
       time, which tells me he doesn't have the one thing I hate myself for. 
       A quick temper. :P
GarytT: aphrael cause she's nice
Morbis: Welp, its gonna be D; i dunno; I avoid imms at all costs, they
        scare me
Fedmahn: eek!  get that mic and camera outta my face! :(
LLaura: well i really dont know that many of them but mystaric is 
        really nice, she hosted alot of pkills for our guild on a 
        regular basis. Alot of others wouldnt have done that so 
Parisul: Thoric.  He has a lost mind, and there's a reward if we find it!
Teran: Parisul because of the fun all-level quests he runs.
Sagat: Who's coding for Nephi's? ... that's yer answer

Thorpe: Kattia..she and i aved together, and she's been my best friend 
        and the friendliest imm on the mud

Xanthia: well m'lady, tis easy for me to answer that question..
         there is no question in my mind .. for there is one that 
         shines way above the others.. 
         wether it be dark or bright out..'
Ynnug:   moonbeam..heh'
Ynnug laughs.
Xanthia laughs.
Xanthia rolls on the floor laughing hysterically.
Xanthia: with all due respect to my son Jorbin, i would have to choose
         my husband's most closest allie.. Bushido
Iceith: Thats a hard one, they all are nice enough to slay me... 
        well, the ones who have slay. But I'd have to say its 
        Blodkai. He's even more mysterious as Thoric, and does a 
        lot of work behind the scenes. and even though people always 
        complain about what he does, he still keeps doing it and
        doesnt give up :)'
Eldygar: Loril.  Very nice to talk to, and friendly.
Iliana: I would have to say that out of all the Imms, even 
        though they all do a wonderful job, Darrek would be 
        my favorite.. he has a way of keeping things in 
        perspective.. that it's only a game.. and having a good 
        time with everything and making me laugh even when I'm 
        aggravated. he doesn't take all of this too seriously.
VaCh: serina cuz i'm her love slave
Jenica:  Loril and Stoneheft - lorils a cool druid -- and stoneheft
         has a funny sense of humor' -- and then all of the others 
         on the wizlist are nice or sweet 
Zistrosk: Mystaric cause she's a programmer extrodinaire

Shingo: Ranma! Cuz she was funny, an anime freak like me and
        had the best restore-all echos!'

Phred: i'd have to say darrek, but i can't say why or he'll kill me ;)

Trystlow: favorite imm would have been ayesh...he had worked with 
          me on the rumble for GoR and was always receptive to ideas.
          hated to see him step down...  does it have to be a current 
          imm? current imm..i'd sayLascivias...  she's the best for talking 
          over ideas i come up with...  doesn't do the fire from  the hip shoot
          down deal  =P then there's Aphrael...  have to give her probs 
          cause she built that awsome home for Belyan...  =P 
          hmm, maybe i could do like a top five???  hehe
          then there's stoney for just being a freak and building 
          la chute...  which has scared the bejesus outta me on several 
          i dunno; i need an editor  =P
          hmm   *gets out his lil book of PC (poliltically correctness)*
          i'd have to say that i don't have a favorite imm... they each 
          do their part to make the realm the wonderful place that it is.  
          if it wasn't for imm's, i'd still be living in that van down 
          by the river'
[Someone liked this question alot ;p ]

Dalamar: Lascivias because she was a cool deity and she
         summoned boy george to kill people
Fobertron: Probably Mystaric cuz she gives nice big chunks of glory
Vortex: anyways, Taboo, cuz he's cool, and I beat him in pool :)'
        and I didnt mean for that to rhyme.. gads that sounded lame
        so dont quote it like that, if you ever should have those
        urges, please :)
You:    too late, you are immortalized'
Vortex: *sighs* Reporters...
Dahla: Heh ;) Well, Taboo's gotta be my favourite.. because he acts 
       all mean and such, but is really a nice guy ;)
Felwyn: To give a pat on the back to those  that currently 
        serve, I would say Lady Aphrael. She has never failed to 
        give more than 100% to whatever task she is doing, and is 
        one of the kindest souls I know.
Braiden: tie between aphrael and lascivias
         because they're both fun and incredibly helpful 
         they've both given me an ear to chew before

Odessyus: Casdin would have to be my favorite imm, he's a good
          person and a great friend.'

Bacara: I'd have ta say Serina; she's nice and fair to all; and
        she puts a lot of work into her quests theyre always 
        difficult and fun she always responds when ya send her tells
Vir: I don't have a favorite imm...I respect some imms more than
     others; If I had to say what imms I respect as players, 
     leaders, and people...I'd say Kali, darrek, and Jorbin
     it's an question that requires less ambiguity
     I mean..some imms i like cuz i know them irl...some imms i know
     know from their work here...some i know and like cuz we play 
     together on their morts
     as for respect, fairness, interaction...probably Darrek 
     or Jorbin tho
Elisabet 'Aphrael is because shes so snuggly.
Breg utters the words, 'eugszr waouq'.

Belem: Bede, because he rocks.

Rosin: I dont know any of the imms, so I abstain
Tyra: Fav imm..hhmm...a tie...Gorog Cabal...they 
      taught me to play this game :>'
Kyrian: apphie cause i knew her before. . and she's real nice and stuff

Taammy: Aphrael, She did my wedding..knew her when she
        was in GoM... just always got along

Svenson Aphrael, being helled by her was an honor.

Gultar 'I like Darrek because of the funny american
        jokes he puts in his title.'
Clade: eh kali, cause he's uh cool?' and he's a cool 
       deity *shrug*'

Lainfin: Moonbeam cause she's so mean
Brane says Adonia or Serina
Brane: Adonia cuz she used to go to my school and Serina cuz
       she didn't change into a stuck up imm
Palin: Bushido; cause noone knows him an he doesn't piss me off
Farndaki: Nivek
Saraphin: vira... cuz she gives me cookies and is a good friend ;)
Teltan:  darrek, he's never mucked up a glory trade.
Kayleah: hmm...Loril...she's so sweet =)
Allivax: Rosario no hesitation'
Allivax: he was the most helpful person when i was learning game he 
         made me do things that taught me how to play  but he was good 
         to me as well as fair he never told me things made me find out 
         with some help

Breg utters the words, 'eugszr waouq'.

Thalasian: umm Edmond, cause he role plays

Drachenfeld: I'd say Calis, because I like questing and I always 
             have had good luck in his quests :)

Zoa: well... Mystaric... because she organize's many GoV pkills... 
     and Edmond for the same reason

Amoria: okay I far as people go, Thoric's my favorite 
        imm because he hasn't been an 'imm' persay like the others 
        so he's not as callous...
        He sets a good example for the way an imm should be with 
        his mentality - very patient.
        Now, as far as imms go, I would have to say Darrek and 
        Moonbeam are a tie. They're both fair to me and Moonbeam 
        has a talent for keeping it professional... Moonbeam's 
        excellent at maintaining her position. I have a huge 
        respect for her.
        And then there's Grishnakh, who's just a great friend. 
        Make no mistake... he's MY teddy bear.

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The Demon Within - Nations Quest - 7/21
Those who know him, well know of his affliction and how it comes upon him
suddenly and with a certain cruelty. For a span of time he did not even 
know he acted strangely, and when he learned of his acts of aggression to
his kin and friends he was stricken. But this alone was not enough to save
him from the demon within for it fed eagerly and often upon his indecision
and fears.
His Chieftain, Sir Chengis quickly became aware of Brakko's possession
and tho he went to great lengths to aid his kinsman he had not the means
nor magic to bring Brakko relief. There was a certain cleric who held the
power and for a time or two was able to force the demon to retreat. But being
of infinite evilness and persistance the demon grew in power and the last
confrontation found the cleric face down in a pool of her own blood.
It has now become known that only two ways exist to drive this demon
from his host, Brakko. One is to take the life of the half-troll, and the
other is to.....
And so it began....many gathered at nations, their concern for Brakko plain 
upon their faces. Talk drifted about the small group, at first of puzzlement 
and concern but as the group enlarged, the talk became more determined. 
Until there was a fair army ready to pursue this demon to the death. Little
did they know could well be their own.

Sir Dron was chosen to lead,for he was well known as a man both level headed 
and quick of thought. The blurr of activity brought many curious to watch as
they scurried to and fro repairing armor, purchasing healing potions, trading
shield potions and scrolls until all were satisfied they could do no more to 
prepare themselves. Jhary, who lent much support but was too young to go 
stood by trying to hide his disappointment as he watched. 
A vast mixed company left the nations clearing..from Rol Na Feinne to Baali.
Vampires, mages, thieves, rangers, warriors, clerics, orcs, humans, drow,
trolls, dwarves, pixies, elves and halfs --- all put aside their differances
to fight. Those among them were: Dron, Vortex, Ubanmlyx , Lequin, Laine,
Shingo, Micala, Wavin,Torinir,Thalasian, Endrail,Tiggs, Mondain, Thorgrim,
Bacara and Mea.
They found Brakko in a land where the peacefullness belied the agony of the
one crouched there. As he held his head, blood spilled from his mouth and
they knew he was soon to die unless they acted quickly.
The trackers brought the group to Aramis Knight and before the echo of his 
taunting laughs faded he was dead. With a jubilation born of their short
sightedness they returned to Brakko expecting to find him much improved.
Their bewilderment over his continued plight soon turned to terror as Vallax 
screamed in upon the group, bringing desolation and death within seconds.
They were scattered and without direction as they tried in vain to recover
from this volatile attack. Wavin bravely lured the demon way from the pile of
corpses, nimbly keeping one step ahead as her companions strove to retrieve 
their equipment. Twas the strong voices of Thalasian and Dron that brought 
them all back together and with the careful planning of Vortex and others 
they once again leapt into battle.

As a combined force of death they met him again. The Tremere,Tantras, had 
come upon the scene and leapt into battle as well. Swords arced with deadly 
precision as spell casters flung a vast array at their target, and tho some
died again and others were forced to flee they prevailed. Vallax was broken
as a jolt of quantum spike unfurled from the hand of Laine, Tiggs followed
with a disabling hit, Dron brought to him a crushing blow as Vortex delivered
the final stroke of death.
And so it was that the nations, however fleeting, found a bond of union born
from the dire need of one. May the honor of such actions live and thrive
among us.

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