Chatting with a Rumormonger gets the dirt.
are no shortages of opinions abut the LoquI clan, but I’ve never quite
understood what all the fuss was for. I went in search of answers, and
clan leader (Rumormonger) Temilfist was very gracious and patient in
granting an interview with me over several days. Due to some technical
complications, I lost part of the tells comprising the log (like, the
part where text should have been wrapping), which makes it rather
difficult to be able to offer direct quotes, but the spirit of LoquI is
strong enough to show through.
One of the
first points Temilfist makes, is that LoquI strives to create a
welcoming home for its members. He emphasizes that a member will likely
need a thick skin, and states that LoquI is the underdog of clans. He
also likens LoquI to a small third-world country, making up in heart
what they may lack in other technical proficiencies. He uses the term
‘dirty peasants’ endearingly in reference to his clannies.
tells me that LoquI doesn’t care if its members have elite PK skills.
The clan doesn’t hold PvP as a high priority, though its members may
opt to participate in PK, raiding and defending. When I asked if LoquI
stands on either side of the good/evil alignment, Temilfist assured me
that the clan stands “firmly in the center of all that is Good and/or
Evil”. For LoquI, the concern is not one of wickedness or
righteousness, and as Temilfist expresses disdain for both unnecessary
violence and the ‘goodie-goodies of the world’, he explains that the
focus lies on balance, and fighting along either side if the “powers
that be should become unbalanced.”
comes up again when I ask what qualities bring draw members, current
and future, to LoquI. Along with it is a desire for fair play. Like
many other clans, LoquI embraces a three-pronged theme, and its deity,
the Three Sisters, represents this. For them, their categories are
combat, mystical arts and subterfuge. Members are recruited into one of
these branches as appropriate. He hints that LoquI may have some
surprises up their sleeves, and that the mustering and training of
noble and peasant armies continues. While he doesn’t say exactly what’s
planned, he does agree to consider a follow-up interview in the future,
so stay tuned.
More information on Loqui may be found at www.loqui.aardwolf.com. You can also visit thier public hall, located 19s3wnu.