Legend Gaming was born out of the Age of Conan guild Hand of Set. In June of
2006, a woman named Nkosi founded Hand of Set as a premier roleplaying guild in
AoC, posting the first recruitment topic for the guild on 6/6/2006. She was a
visionary administrator who created a dark Website that portrayed the role
playing environment they wanted to promote. In November, Nkosi went on vacation
and subsequently disappeared. Having no idea what happened to their guild
leader, Sanakhti (now Sana) took control of Hand of Set.
Nearly a year later, they discovered that Nkosi had died in a car accident. From
that point on, they began to dedicate their actions in the community to her
memory. Sana led Hand of Set until March of 2008, when her co-leader Zurual (now
Drahl) took her place. It was at this point that Drahl had the idea to form Hand
of Set into the multi-gaming community Legend Gaming.
Drahl believed that the members of Hand of Set were so dedicated to the guild
that it was essential to try and retain their bonds of community in future
games. It was at that point that he created the charter and Code of Conduct that
Legend Gaming still uses today. Legend Gaming became official that same January,
with some members lingering even from those early days. Xenith joined in May of
2007 and Praetorian joined in May of 2008, both now representing the community
as High Elders. Aljebra also first joined Legend Gaming in 2007, though he left
and subsequently rejoined in July of 2009, and is now considered an Elder in the
Legend Gaming has a history of starting successful pre-release guilds. It all
began with Hand of Set, which was labeled by IGN as the most successful
pre-release guild in MMORPG history. HoS followed this with post-release success
in the charged PvP environment of Age of Conan's Cimmeria server. HoS successfully
established the first guild PvP keep in AoC and was credited with holding it far
longer than any other guild during AoC's prime. They often stood alone against
attacks by every other guild on the server. In one memorable battle, 40-50 Hand
of Set members took to the field against an alliance of nearly 150 enemy
players. Zurual, then PvP officer, led them in combat and they continually
pushed back their foes for several hours; resulting in an overwhelming victory
for Hand of Set.
Legend Gaming has created official and unofficial community guilds in a variety
of games. Over the years, members have operated unofficial guilds in many games
such as Everquest 2, Lord of the Rings Online (beta), Vanguard (beta), World of
Warcraft, Shadowbane, and Dark Age of Camelot. In early 2008, Drahl started the
second official Legend Gaming chapter 'Legend', for the game Warhammer Online.
Legend was another large and successful pre-release guild. Legend was recognized
as the #1 PvP guild on the Volkmar server as well as the guild with the server's
highest guild raid progression. Legend also launched the Volkmar server's first
assault on an Order city. In this early PvP battle, Legend and other
Chaos-faction guilds conquered the Order city.
After playing Warhammer Online for several months, the chapter 'Exilium' was
created for members interested in Darkfall. This chapter was run by Valthas for
a time and started as a large name in that game, eventually operating as a
mercenary force for other guilds. In early 2009, Community Manager Drahl decided
to retire and Valthas took over control of the community. Before long, however,
the community had need of Drahl again and he returned to his former position as
Game bugs and other issues in Darkfall had driven some players away from that
game and it was at this point that Drahl and Xenith created Jen'jidai as a
pre-release chapter for Star Wars the Old Republic.
Formed in April of 2009, Jen'jidai started up two years before the launch Star
Wars the Old Republic. This gave the new chapter plenty of time to build up its
membership and become another influential leader in its targeted game's
community. Because of Legend Gaming's community focus, Jen'jidai was able to
start with 39 members. Since its creation, Jen'jidai has held a robust
membership and has added many new names, reaching over 110 members at its
Thaiden joined in April of 2009 and the passage of a few months would see a slew
of long-lasting members joining the community. Brand, Akoti and Zafeer joined in
June, with Seven and Vaeras joining shortly thereafter in July. September would
bring Sera and Skyliss to the community and Terask would inevitably join in
November of 2009. The following year saw many other amazing members as Allastair
arrived in March, Arrachtas in May, and Luniara in October. Vaquero originally
joined up early, but left and later reapplied to the community; joining all the
others as Elders of Legend Gaming.
In the beginning, Drahl ran Jen'jidai with Xenith at his side. However, Drahl
retired again in October of 2009, leaving Xenith in control of Jen'jidai and all
of Legend Gaming. Xenith continued Jen'jidai's prosperous beginning and helped
see the community pursue many new accomplishments. Jen'jidai once again won
Legend Gaming a place as a top pre-release community as it rose to new heights
in SWTOR's community. Bioware itself even took notice of Jen'jidai, sometimes
mentioning them during interviews and seeking their participation in beta
Jen'jidai members have thrived in many FanArt forum contests and have banners
and images used in many fan sites including TORWars. Jen'jidai is listed as one
of the top world guilds and is the top ranked guild on the Jung Ma server. This
is for many reasons, as the chapter has fully embraced many aspects of the game.
The first Jen'jidai recruitment video, created by Brand, has received over
16,000 views on YouTube, and when Bioware decided to begin doing spotlights of
SWTOR guilds, Jen'jidai was the first guild that they selected.
In PvP, Jen'jidai was renowned and respected as a dominant, mature, and
respectful force in the game's beta; constantly working to test and break the
game's warzones. People grew to know the Jen'jidai name well and would sometimes
forfeit rather than face them in battle. Post-release, they continued to
participate in open-world engagements and were well known. One of their members
was also among of the server's first to reach the rank of Battlemaster.
In PvE, Jen'jidai worked hard to test content as it became available in beta.
Since release, Jen'jidai has achieved over 30 server firsts, including being the
first to completely clear Story mode, Hard mode, and Nightmare mode of the
Eternity Vault and Karagga's Palace raids. While they were the second to
complete Hard mode of Explosive Conflict, they once again emerged first in
clearing Hard mode Terror from Beyond. Jen'jidai continues to compete for server
firsts as new content is released.
Jen'jidai has taken an active role in the SWTOR community. When Bioware
announced their system for allocating allied and enemy guilds to the same
servers, they decided to omit RP-PvP servers. Jen'jidai helped in the effort to
organize RP-PvP servers together onto a single RP-PvP server, helping to forge
Jung Ma into one of the strongest, most active, and most community-oriented
servers in the game. They also made the first announcement of an in-game
community role-play event worldwide, an achievement that earned an article on
the TORWars community fan site.
Xenith operated as the guild leader of Jen'jidai until he decided to take a
vacation and focus more on his real life. Arrachtas and Luniara took control of
Jen'jidai on March 30th, 2012. Around this time, Drahl returned to resume the
mantle of Community Manager of Legend Gaming. In August, Arrachtas stepped down
and Luniara took charge as Jen'jidai's leader; soon promoting Akoti to serve as
her co-guild leader.
August of 2012 saw a new burst of activity in Legend Gaming as new games began
to appear on the horizon. Two new chapters were approved to carry the Legend
Gaming name onward alongside Jen'jidai. Skyliss started the 'Sovereign Guard'
chapter for the game Planetside 2. Meanwhile, Seven started 'Acheron' for the
upcoming World of Darkness MMO. Due to lack of interest, Sovereign Guard was
disbanded just prior to the release of PS 2. Acheron is still actively pursuing
official chapter status and Legend Gaming has since opened chapters for new
January of 2013 saw the creation of Vokundein by Community Manager Drahl, our
Elder Scrolls Online chapter which has since soared in activity with the
approach of Elder Scrolls Online. April of 2013 also saw the establishment of
our Wildstar Online chapter Terminus, led by Exiled. The year's booming activity
ended out with the December creation of our most recent chapter, Talion; a
chapter formed for the upcoming EverQuest Next MMORPG.