The Syndicate's 4 Year Anniversary
Ahhh yes, I remember this historic event. Quite a party it was too. Festivities raged for
2 weeks across the worlds of Norrath and Sosaria. Day after day of events for members,
prizes, drinking and lots of fun. Why all the big fuss? Well thats an easy one. 99.999% of
all guilds will never achieve what The Syndicate has achieved. At a size of hundreds of members,
having survived more than 4 years at this time, they had beaten the odds. The average lifespan
of a guild is 3 months. The average size is less than 20 members. 99.999% if all guilds fail
long before the reach either the size or the duration that The Syndicate has. None, to date, had
achieved both. There are several quality long term groups out there in various game worlds that
should be respected, but none have put together both the incredible size as well as the longevity
together with untiy, teamwork and friendship despite the size. Truly something to celebrate.
Also about this time some great articles
out about The Syndicate speaking very well of the guild.
And celebrate they did. The festivities began over in the world of Norrath and ran for 8 straight
days. They included contests like a pvp battle royale in the city of Paineel, a drunken race contest
around the aviak cities ramps (many a wouldbe racer fell to their deaths that day) and
a very fun event called "Build a Train". Using new, level 1 chars, in a newbie zone (so that the
monsters wouldnt aggro and hurt any other players) members were sent out to see how
large of a train they could build and return alive with. Points were awarded based on
number of monsters and toughness. Kyser came in first place scoring 12 points. Tarzool came in second
when he got 7 points (tied with 3rd and 4th place) and went into a runoff competition where he
scored 9 points. Sheehand scored 5 addition points in the runoff competition coming in 3rd and
Rendgar finished 4th.
Fesitivities then shifted to the world of Sosaria where they raged for another 8 straight days.
Events in this world included a spectacular Scavenger Hunt hosted by BHR squad, a Casual Fighters
battle hosted by Fabren, a Ladies of The Syndicate auction raising 92,000 gold for the
guild treasury, a costume/best dressed contest (won by Windy in 1st, Myrtev in 2nd and Jupiter in 3rd),
and a very off the wall event called the "Screenshot Game". In this game contestants where
given alist of screenshots they had to get. They got as many as they could and sent them
in. The team with the most points before time was up, would win. Shots included things
like finding a red, pkiller (who normally dislike us since we are anti-pk) and getting
him/her to say "Hi my LLTS Friends", or going up to a poison elemental and asking it to
be your friend, or going up to a group hunting liches, while grey, and saying "Does anyone
want to buy the katana of vanquishing I just found?". Lots of laughs were had by all.
This was won by AK/Dak in 1st, Thor/Windy in 2nd and Lazarus in 3rd. One of the
other funny events that happened was an Attack Of The Bobs over on Test Center. Many made up
chars called Bob and a large battle royale took place.
Here are a couple anniversary week Screenshots: