June 29, 2011
To unlock this door with the key of imagination, beyond it is another dimension; a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas, you just crossed over into The Twilight Zone.
The Spirits of the dimension known as the Twilight Nation are beings of pure, raw energy. Each is born into one of three Sacred Quadrants: the Aura Quadrant of the Heavens, the Azure Quadrant of the mighty ocean, and the Hidden Quadrant of the Eternal Forests. These, in turn, are protected by the Epitaph of Spirits; the highest level of consciousness that any one Spirit can potentially reach.
Those Spirits belonging to the Twilight Nation have forever had their names inscribed into eternal glory. Might you one day be able to hold the title of Spirit of the Twilight Nation?
[. Head and Senior Epitaph]
The oldest Epitaph of Spirits in The Clan's more than four years of accumalated history, current Head Epitaph, and a legend of the Arena community, Nes steamrolls in as one of the most representative members to have ever entered our ranks. And although he may not be as known among the newer Arena generations, his accomplishments since his entrance into the Arena community are something which very few people have ever managed. Past member and leader of some of the most prolific clans, he also happens to be an ex-moderator of the Naruto Boards; seat which he held for a good amount of time, and seat from which he helped revolutionize the Boards's Off-Topic section. His contributions to Twilight of Spirits are on the same level as those of the great leaders of the past, and without his ability to be both relaxed yet serious at the same time, we would not be here today. His personality is usually laid-back, relaxed, and easy-going; and despite the fact that he does not regularly play League of Legends with his members (</3), he is deeply admired and respected by us all. No doubt the master of humor, of doodling, and of winning the hearts of others, Nes has forever left his mark upon us all.
Undoubtedly the hardest working Spirits member of the current generation, Faraz has become one of the central pillars on which Twilight of Spirits is based nowadays. Having originally been admitted into our ranks for his genius in everything GFX-related, he quickly came to shine out among us all for his sheer dedication to seeing Twilight of Spirits prosper. Whether it be with suggesting ideas and projects, leading some of The Clan's top GFX-related plans (for example, clan threads), or just "farazzing" our lazy leaders to do their work, he quickly came to be renowned as one of the hardest workest individuals to have ever entered the realm of Twilight of Spirits. And it has been his astounding dedication as well as his success within our clan that has lead him to achieving the seat of Senior Epitaph; seat from which he still works hard in our benefit and from which he has helped maintain Twilight of Spirits prosper. His personality is usually that of a tolerant, patient, and sweet individual (one might even call him a silly person), but our Faraz can be serious when the situation calls for it, and he expects all his members to contribute to Twilight of Spirits in one way or another. He also happens to be a medical student (as is a huge portion of The Clan), and will sometimes give random lectures on the workings of the human body in our chatbox. No doubt a man with a heart of gold, Faraz has rightfully earned his place among the legends of Twilight of Spirits, and has forever changed our future; although, if you ever need a favor from him, he may just respond to you with: okies maybe tomoz. ==
One of the two founders of Twilight of Spirits and one of the greatest leaders ever to have been produced by the Arena community, Torn can be described as the main pillar on which The Clan's foundation was based. The unimaginable amount of work, sweat, and effort he has put into Twilight of Spirits; the uncountable number of hours, days, months, and even years he has spent to keep The Clan united, through thousands of posts; and everything else that he has had to endure in the past to protect Twilight of Spirits from its enemies, are all part of the sacrifices that he has willingly accepted for the sake of his clan. Sacrifices which, more than likely, no one will ever be able to truly understand, not even his own Spirits members; members which today stand strong thanks to his perpetual commitment to an idea. And although gone are the times when Torn directly lead The Clan, he stands today as a Dark Knight, overseeing all that occurs within The Clan and protecting it from the shadows. An overly sarcastic person, Torn happens to be extremely social with other people; this fact coupled with his other attributes has given him friends from all over the personality spectrum. Currently a Global Moderator of War of Ninja, he still retains his extremely dedicated and hark-working nature; nature which has forever blessed Twilight of Spirits, and nature which has made our Dark Knight the greatest Spirits legend of all times.
Antai, our ambassador from the land of Colombia, is one of The Clan’s oldest members and a veteran of the Arenas. He is quite famous throughout the N-A community for his former Moderator status as well as his "mega text-wall no justu". These as well as many other attributes of his have led many to refer to him as “the smartest man ever in Twilight of Spirits”. Former Head Epitaph and current League of Legends aficionado, he is a cool and collected person who has the ability to analyze situations with zero bias. With this, he is able to come up with effective solutions to any issues plaguing The Clan. An idealist, he is a positive thinker who is permanently seeking new ways with which to improve everything that surrounds him, including The Clan. While he may not have as much time to be with us anymore, he still loves to visit the chat and forums, and his visits to The Clan are always a pleasure. His volumes of text that make up not only our clan threads, but our Clan itself, will always keep his presence with us. While his life may be moving on and forward, his mountains of text are immovable, keeping up the pillars of The Clan from afar. Antai's value is not measured only in his words, but in the mark he left on each one of us who got the pleasure to know him. He may be distant for the moment, but he will be with us for an eternity as an inspiration, undoubtedly the Twilight demigod.
Potentially the member with the highest IQ in all of Twilight of Spirits (and probably all three Arena sites), Mono is no doubt one of the legends of The Clan; having joined our ranks back in 2009 when The Clan was only starting to grow on Soul Arena, he is one of the wisest and most experienced members in Twilight of Spirits. A writer by heart, he once used to grace the Naruto Boards with his beautifully crafted and thought out poems; and was even a member of NB's official writers' club, Ato Amatoria. A critic by nature, he has the ability to set out in search of debates and verbally destroy any person that dare argue over a topic with him; and as many of his fellow Spirits members would confirm, he has a tendency to say whatever's on his mind straight up, with no sugar coating involved, and he possesses the words to back up his thoughts. Although Mono has a particular attraction for trolling (the good kind of trolling; not what the majority of people think is "trolling"), he's actually a kind-hearted person, who is able to understand the needs of others, and he is always contemplating the problems affecting our modern world. One might even describe him as a humane person, contrary to what people may think. Currently busy with his life in Las Vegas, we deeply hope that our L will one day be as active as before, and that he'll bless us with his unique insight on reality and on the workings of everything that we believe to know (but really don't).
Likely one of the strangest persona within all of Twilight of Spirits (and not in a bad way), Lemon has earned fame both within The Clan and outside it for his completely unique manner of thinking and acting. He is commonly recognized for being "tough" to outsiders; and in particular, he has high expectations for the way people should act and behave (one might call him a hunter of noobs). But despite his tendency to treat certain people with a hard fist, Lemon is actually a charismatic individual; earn his trust and respect and you'll have alongside you a loyal friend who can make you smile even in the most saddening of circumstances, with his random comments and imagination. Our dear sour fruit from Romania also happens to be a graphics designer, and, what's more, is probably one of the best GFXers currently around within the Arenas. He is known to make some of the best avatars and icons anywhere Arena-related, and his signatures are far above-par when compared with other Arena gfxers. Lemon also happens to have both a hobby and talent for XAT doodling. Remember, if ever you apply to join our ranks, there's a 99% chance that the Ahri-obsessed Lemon will vote no for you; but if he should ever grace your application with a yes vote, then know that you've done something right.
No doubt the best known Spirits member in The Clan's entire history, and a legendary figure within the Arena community, Grimm is among those members who in the past became the founding pillars of Twilight of Spirits. He single handedly created revolutionary concepts for our clan threads, and paved the way for The Clan's domination in the field of GFX. Furthermore, Grimm, known as Ozzy by those of us who've had the absolute honor of getting to know him as a person, introduced an incalculable amount of innovation into the Arena, where graphics are concerned, and is directly responsible for the current "meta" in clan threads (as can be seen in our third clan thread). Since the times when he was considered the absolute King of GFX within the Arena, Ozzy has stopped gfxing as he once did, now focusing on creating exceptionally beautiful illustrations (using nothing more than PS) as a hobby. His personality is that of a very humble man, despite his overflowing talent and good looks (as his pictures have showed us), and his kindness to everyone he talks to knows no distinction. Currently a Global Moderator of the Naruto Boards, it is more than likely that we will never be able to fully pay back Ozzy for everything that he has done for us, and for as long as we endure, his legend will remain deep in our hearts.
Chaos-, known to his fellow clan mates and friends by the name of Chin, is one of the oldest remaining members of The Clan, having joined us in our early stages in Soul Arena. A true veteran of the Arena, who originally joined the community in July of '06, his accomplishments since he first joined the sites are far too long to even be able to remember, yet alone list. Currently a moderator of the Naruto Boards, he still actively plays NA and SA, and as he once did in the past, he can still destroy the majority of those players unlucky enough to cross him. A native of the land known as Jamaica, he currently resides within the United States, although he takes great pride in his origins, as can be seen when he openly jokes about his Jamaican-accented English (which those of us who've had the chance of Skyping with him love, actually). An extremely cheerful, kind, fun, and overall eccentric persona, chatting with Chin is one of the most entertaining experiences one can have over the Internet, especially when you take into account that he'll be multi-tasking with ease as the conversation flows. Having returned to us after two years of complete death (because he was "moving"), we hope Chin will forever consider us his second, true home.
Likely the most laid-back, carefree, and easy going person you'll find anywhere on the Internet: these words are only but a few to describe the personality of the man known as hawk442. A veteran of the Arena and past member of some of the best clans on the three sites, Hawk no longer plays the game and has very little to do with the Arena community. However, Twilight of Spirits considers itself blessed to have him within our ranks; and although he hasn't been as active within the realm of The Clan as of late (he's the type of guy who is always doing something in real life), his relaxed manner of taking everything smoothly serves as a reminder for us to not be as srs with everything. One of the first Spirits members to ever play League of Legends (and likely the one with the most experience), Hawk has a talent for being good with games; whether it be something as challenging as League or something as simple as Connect 4, he's always ready to come out on top. He also happens to be an extremely talented doodler, as we once witnessed when playing Draw My Thing with him, and as a former graphics designer has good taste for art. Whether you know him as Hawk, Frodo, Vin, Vincent, or even just Bacon, he's bound to win your heart, and he'll more likely than not remind you of the good things in life.
Cobain is one of our oldest members, having joined us in the second half of 2009. A huge fan of the legendary band Nirvana, as can be seen reflected in his username, he carries with him a great amount of musical wisdom. An ex-member of many great in-game clans, during his active times within the Arena he was extremely proficient at the game; this is to say, while Cobain actively engaged in the Arena's in-game, he was no doubt among the top gamers of his time, capable of taking on the highest-leveled players on equal terms. And although Cobain is currently not as active as he once was, whenever he musters the time to visit us, he is always eager to contribute to The Clan through his expanded knowledge of the game, either by in-gaming or joining clan in-game related events, such as clan wars and tournaments. Cobain's personality is more oriented towards the humorous side, which is to say, whenever one manages to come across him, he'll either take the time to joke around or troll you, although, we all know he does it in the name of good times. A past champion of the Arena, current champion of our hearts, and legend of Twilight of Spirits, our dear Cobrain (or Cocain) has earned his rightful place among the best of the best.
Perhaps the best known Spirits member within War of Ninja, the man known as Sand_Spirit comes to us from the mighty land of Serbia, ready to both serve Twilight of Spirits and to represent us on the latest addition to the Arena franchise. Indeed, Sand (or Sandy as some of us call him) is one of the best known members of the War of Ninja community; he has contributed to its progress plenty, be it with his constant suggestions for improvement, with his posts full of advice, or even with his talent for coding and the useful programs that he has created with said talent. On the matters that concern The Clan, Sand has become our coding genius; he has helped Faraz implement several useful features into our private forums, and has even gone as far as helping with the creation of a unique forum skin, exclusive for Twilight of Spirits, titled "Midnight". Although some people would classify him as a "moody" individual, our Serbian tiger is actually a relatively nice person (the type of nice person that speaks whatever's on his mind, be it considered "good" or "bad"), and is both extremely knowledgeable on an array of topics and very helpful to those who are in need. A huge fan of the genre Metal of music, fan of American Pie, he is also obssessed with the flavor chocolate of ice cream, and has even confessed to us that he just wouldn't be able to live without ice cream in general. A rather curious and interesting individual, Sandy has become one of the biggest contributors to Twilight of Spirits today, and we hope that he'll continue to bless us with both his presence and wisdom in the future.
Scott. Ancient Spirits Member. Founding Pillar of The Clan. Former Head and Supreme Epitaph. These three phrases, although powerful and with a very deep meaning, cannot even begin to describe what this member represents to Twilight of Spirits as both an organization and a family. Indeed, it would take even the mightiest of writers a couple dozen pages to be able to so much as ponder what Scott has represented over time to our identity. But one phrase remains undisputed and an absolute truth: without this man, Twilight of Spirits would have long since vanished, having become nothing more than a collective memory. We don't believe any of us will ever understand why Scott so deeply fell in love with Soifon, but one thing is also true: to us, Scott and Soifon have come to mean the same; symbols of power, wisdom, and complete fidelity. Boasting a kind-hearted nature, Scott has the ability to both be instructive and at the same time lay down the truth as it is, without the need of making the truth "sweeter" or "less bitter." Although he is currently inactive with real life and his commitment to his medical duties, he can be rest assured that we always remember him and await his glorious return, even if it might not seem like it all the time.
Sujuro, one of The Clan’s most mature, thoughtful, and loyal members, has come to make a name for himself throughout the Arena community as one of its most prolific members. Having lead past clans with great success, this veteran’s commitment and fidelity to any clan lucky enough to possess him with its ranks is both astonishing and something worth admiring. An excellent in-gamer, his skills within the sites’ games have, in the past, made him a constant slayer of even the best of foes. Leaving aside his first-class leadership qualities and top-notch in-gaming skills, our Sujuro has also become quite the popular individual due to his amazing custom character creations, a hobby of his which has been awarded on multiple occasions. The youngster who inspired the Urban Dictionary joke of “Jewrow”, he has never stopped amazing.
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We came, We saw, We conquered!