Clans of Underworld Dreams

We like to think that Underworld Dreams has a rather unique take on clans. On many muds, clans are predefined entities, or require the acquiescence of an immortal to create. They also require the immortals or the clan leaders building a customized clan hall, etc, etc. Not here. Underworld Dreams sports an original system which does not require, an indeed, even discourages immortal intervention in the affairs of mortals.

The system goes, briefly, as follows. Characters (although only Legends are likely to hold one) can fight their way to the center of an unclaimed clanhall, and once at its altar, can spend 5 million gold coins to create a clan with a name of their choosing. They now have a one-member clan and clanhall, since upon being founded, the guards and equipment in the clanhall immediately becomes owned by that clan. Warlords of this clan (including the founder) may invite, promote, demote, and outcast new members into their clan.

However, things are not quite that simple. When a player kills a clanguard or sacrifices a clan object (and is not a member of that clan), the clanhall loses some of its funds. When a clan's funds drop below zero, the clan disintegrates, its stats are erased from the game, and the clanhall is now open for another potential warlord's plunder. Members of a clan can, however, tribute gold to their clan, increasing the power of its guards and equipment, thereby increasing the clan's power and adding to its defense at the same time. Wars and constant strife ensue as clans battle desperately to maintain footholds in the world and strive to become the most powerful force in the realms.

A variety of statistics are maintained on each active clan, most of which are viewable to all players, or if not at least the warlords of the clan, including: The founder of the clan and the roster of the clan for each rank; the clanhall and its status; the enemies and allies of the clan; the total pkills and pdeaths by and of members of the clan. Clans represent one of the final frontiers of the game, representing in a robust system the hierarchy of power and wealth within Underworld Dreams.

The Seventh Age
The seventh age began when the historian finally deigned to listen to the pleas of the masses, who wished to see how the ages of the clans had unfolded.

Full Timeline
+=Asylum=+
Founded by Grenkar Active
<DEFCON>
Founded by Thrasa Disbanded because Thrasa has an XBox again (wtf? how does that even follow?)
->-Lightning-<-
Founded by Jarik Active
[Kindred]
Founded by Thrasa Renamed a few times and then disbanded
-+Virulence+-
Founded by Darok Active
[Crimson Knights]
Founded by Silver Destroyed by Xiao (almost entirely), Darok and Dran as an early Christmas present in the first week it existed because it was taking up space
{Siege}
Founded by Thrasa Disbanded by Thrasa as part of a "life change".
-= Dragon Knights =-
Founded by Dracun Disbanded to merge with their ally, Siege
[Freemasons]
Founded by Anniset Disbanded because someone attacked them
||Vicelord||
Founded by Darok Disbanded by Darok
/Cavanaugh\
Founded by Anniset Entered witness protection Program (new name, new address)
<->Mutiny<->
Founded by Darok Disbanded due to internal strife
-= Haven of Hell =-
Founded by Llesho Disbanded by Llesho after being struck by Lightning repeatedly and before they could be Crucified
-=<Bizzaro>=-
Founded by Dracun Destroyed by Fury, Crucifix and Lightning. Wow.
-= Placidity =-
Founded by Soir Disbanded because he didn't like the reinstating of tribloss
(The Order)
Founded by Ramsus Disbanded by Ramsus as inactive
->)Exile(<-
Founded by Jive Active
->-Lightning-<-
Founded by Dwaer Disbanded, warlord entering the Air Force
-<-Thunder->-
Founded by Araoc Disbanded to give Jive the clanhold
>:Genocide:<
Founded by Drakan Disbanded to save their gold but not their reputation
[Rising Chaos]
Founded by Krynox Disbanded (weren't active)
[Fury]
Founded by Xeno In-Active (by their charter)
<Crucifix>
Founded by Sleight Active (If you look hard)
[Eremita]
Founded by Parin Active (Sometimes)


The Sixth Age
Little is recorded or remembered of the Sixth Age of the clan, mostly because the only historian (Drey) grew tired of the swift, rapid changes that happened during this time. No clans fell to external forces but many changed from within. Some of the clans that are known to have existed during that time were:
[Eclipse] <Crucifix> :Serenity:
[Eremita] [Genocide] /Helix\
(Solaris) )( Archaea )( *Lunar*
[Defcon] [Eclipsed] (Slolaris)
[Defcon] :Serenity: <(*) Golden Chocobo (*)>
<|> The Police <|> [TEH POLIEC] ^Wasteland^
{1337} {1337} \/Pheonix\/
\/Phoenix\/ [ The Iconoclasts ] (-o-)
(DarkCloud) <animae inferni> <Frozen Lizards>
>[Heartless]< <<Apocalypse>> -=@Wilted Rose@=-
[II] >:DarkMyths:< <Gargain>
>:DarkMyths:< {Siege} >:DarkMyths:<
[Warriors] |Anathema| [Rising Chaos]
[Vengeance] ||Anathema|| :Genocide:
||Anathema|| <RavensLoft> <Lunar>
<|Malign|> >:Genocide:< -<-Thunder->-
->-Lightning-<-    


The Fifth Age
The clans entered a dark time of betrayal, war, treachery, underhanded dealings, ennui, urban renewal, legend boredom, and the slow heat death of the Universe. Numerous clans rose and fell during this dark time and in the end only one remained -- Eclipse. Which, considering what a dark time this was, it only figures.

Full Timeline
[Eclipse]
Founded by Helios Passed into the Sixth Age
<Crucifix>
Founded by Sleight Destroyed by Beldin
<Crucifix>
Founded by Sleight Active
:Serenity:
Founded by Singko Active
[Eremita]
Founded by Parin Active
/@\volcano/@\
Founded by Demi Wasted away from lack of warlord or members
-< Tyrgoth >-
Founded by Nodens Disbanded per an earlier request
<Dream Knights>
Founded by Mistwalker Weren't active
>Metabolic<
Founded by Fidel Disbanded and a charity named
G-UNIT
Founded by Luca Didn't pay their taxes
-=Dragonfyre=-
Founded by Aluwyr Didn't pay their taxes
[Genocide]
Founded by Vegnaron Active


The Fourth Age
For a time Mistasha, warlord of Thorn, had been absent with only a few of her clan mates appearing as well but still her clan stood, a symbol of chivalry among the wastes that are Underworld Dreams. When she finally appeared again after a long absence it was to perform a stunning move -- she disbanded her clan! Her reasons, as stated, were that since others felt clans were just to be destroyed and not to promote ideals, she wanted no part of it. Thorn gone, Castle Spectre empty, she departed.

Full Timeline
[Eclipse]
Founded by Helios Passed into the Fifth Age
|@|Hammerfall|@|
Founded by Gotrek Disbanded by Gotrek
><(((`> Gold Fish <`)))><
Founded by Carla Destroyed by Caravan
::rain::
Founded by Singko Disbanded by Axis
<Aphotic>
Refounded by Koldarg Destroyed by Dramikar
[Rising Chaos]
Founded by Moloch Disbanded by Bobitt
>>> Fury <<<
Founded by Rheon Overturned by Rheon
><Tinan Toliem><
Founded by Curare Disbanded by Sleight
[The Shadow Hand]
Founded by Sleight Critically wounded by Eclipse, disbanded by Sleight
[blade}
Founded by Axis Disbanded by Axis
{Scourge}
Founded by Koldarg Destroyed by Sparhawk
-o~ The Coop ~o-
Founded by Klucky Disbanded by Klucky
 <*> sleepy hallow <*>
Founded by Spazz Destroyed by Clerica
(them)
Founded by Singko Destroyed by Eria
[Caravan]
Founded by Kordoch Disbanded by Parin
~>>>>~ VALAR ~<<<<~
Founded by Kiarne Destroyed by Therlarn
[Maelstrom]
Founded by Mistwalker Destroyed by Beldin
<Crucifix>
Founded by Sleight Disbanded by Sleight after heavy losses from Caravan
/*\ Amity /*\
Founded by Demi Destroyed by Beldin
[Maelstrom]
Founded by Mistwalker Destroyed by Beldin. Again.
[Maelstrom]
Founded by Mistwalker Destroyed by Fidel and Thierry
[Caravan]
Founded by Quantafel Destroyed by Eclipse
[Maelstrom]
Founded by Mistwalker Finished off by Soir after numerous attacks left it vulnerable
<Crucifix>
Founded by Sleight Destroyed by Quantafel, Sparhawk, Phil, Tek and Mauy


The Third Age
Under Mistwalker's hand Maelstrom grew prosperous and a sister clan, Thorn, was formed to push the ideals of courteousness and chivalry. Caravan's members slowly trinkled away until no one from their halls ever set foot here. Then a group of malcontents formed as Malfeasance, under the leadership of Azrael, and made numerous verbal attacks on Maelstrom's warlord, Mistwalker.

Something stirred in Mistwalker and he stepped away from the clan he formed. The new council of warlords disbanded it and formed Reckoning. Within a night Malfeasance was swept from the world but it was a hollow victory, as they had deliberately left their hall unguarded.

Full Timeline
-,'-<@ Thorn @>-`,-
Founded by Mistasha Disbanded by Mistasha
-Caravan-
Founded by Kordoch Destroyed by [ V ]
][Reckoning][
Founded by Random Destroyed by [ V ]
[Dissension]
Founded by Koldarg Destroyed by Azrael
<Centurion Guards>
Founded by Curare Destroyed by Ultima
[Ultima]
Founded by Koldarg Heavily wounded, finished off by Azrael
[ V ]
Founded by Mungojerrie Disbanded by Mungojerrie
Manatheran
Founded by Calis Destroyed by Mungojerrie
>|+ Suckus Maximus +|<
Founded by Shiva Disbanded by Celandine
(Fallen)
Founded by Mistwalker Disbanded by Mistwalker
(Manatheran)
Founded by Calis Disbanded by Calis
}+ Malfeasance +{
Founded by Azrael Disbanded by Azrael
[ CaravanIsMyB**** ]
Founded by Azrael Disbanded by Azrael
[ ThriIsOurB**** ]
Founded by Azrael Disbanded by Dramikar
}{ Ronin }{
Founded by Lykourgos Died mysteriously
[Thri'sMyAlienLoveChild]
Founded by Azrael Disbanded by Azrael
[outcast]
Founded by Tanis Destroyed by Koldarg after Nickle softened it up
[Rogue]
Founded by Dramikar Disbanded
|[ ennui ]|
Founded by Azrael Disbanded by Azrael
|@|Hammerfall|@|
Founded by Gotrek Disbanded by Gotrek
[Eclipse]
Founded by Helios Passed into the Fourth Age
<Aphotic>
Founded by Koldarg Disbanded by Koldarg
|@|Hammerfall|@|
Founded by Gotrek Passed into the Fourth Age
{The Forgotten}
Founded by Kojack Disbanded
::Rain::
Founded by Axis Disbanded by Singko
-=Inferno=-
Founded by Ruedak Wiped out mostly by Aidan
>:Enigma:<
Founded by Sabriel Disbanded by Sabriel
><(((`> Gold Fish <`)))><
Founded by Carla Passed into the Fourth Age
:x Trilogy x:
Founded by Newbie Destroyed by Risika, Vyalah and Shawna
::rain::
Founded by Singko Passed into the Fourth Age
^@-VENGEANCE-@^
Founded by Bobitt Attacked a bit and vanished in an unconfirmed manner
(^Thunder^)
Founded by Moloch Destroyed in 15 minutes by Koldarg
<Aphotic>
Refounded by Koldarg Passed into the Fourth Age
[Rising Chaos]
Founded by Moloch Passed into the Fourth Age
>>> Fury <<<
Founded by Rheon Passed into the Fourth Age

The Second Age
These are the clans that rose from the ashes of their ancestors.
+-Corinthian+-
Founded by Memnoch Destroyed by Veneration
[Maelstrom]
Founded by Mistwalker Disbanded by Random
<>CORRALEJO<>
Founded by Phil Destroyed by Veneration
)-Pandion Knights-(
Founded by Catman Disbanded at Catman's request
* Hasnt *
Founded by Arnt Destroyed by Corinthian
]![ Veneration ]![
Founded by Mungojerrie Destroyed by EventII
<*>EventII<*>
Founded by Ajora Destroyed by Ethereal
> Ethereal <
Founded by Chrysophylax Disbanded by Chrysophylax
[Caravan]
Founded by Kordoch Moved by Kordoch
[- Gov't Mule -]
Founded by Ajora Destroyed by Maelstrom
}+ Malfeasance +{
Founded by Azrael Disbanded by Azrael
-,'-<@ Thorn @>-`,-
Founded by Mistasha Passed into the Third Age
-Caravan-
Founded by Kordoch Passed into the Third Age
-=-Desecration-=- Founded by Koldarg, Granted to Rhyoko and Gackal Disbanded by Bolmar
|||Chamorro||| Founded by Singko Disbanded by Singko after heavy losses
)(-Affliction-)( Founded by Koldarg Disbanded by Koldarg
/\/The Unworthy\/\ Founded by Bolmar Destroyed by Zug, Milamber
>^<PAIN>^<
Founded by Koldarg Disbanded by Koldarg
<*>Pain<*>
Founded by Koldarg Disbanded by Koldarg
<Eternea>
Founded by Ritalin Lasted under 15 minutes
}+ Malfeasance +{
Refounded by Azrael Destroyed by Reckoning (1 guard?!)
][Reckoning][
Founded by Random Passed into the Third Age
The First Age
These are the clans that have existed on UD since UD went live again in the Fall of 2001 through the Summer of 2002, when the Clans entered a new Age:
[ Dragon Lords ]
Founded by Thorin Destroyed by Vendetta
[ Army of Darkness ]
Founded by Blasko Destroyed by Vendetta
[ Vendetta ]
Founded by Mungojerrie Disbanded by Drey at Mungojerrie's request
}{ Ronin }{
Founded by Mariko Disbanded by Kheldar at Lykourgos's request
[ Deceit ]
Founded by Gunter Destroyed by Vendetta
[ Deceit ]
Founded by Gunter Nuked by Drey for using cheated gold
][ Vindication ][
Founded by Mungojerrie Retired by the Imm majority decision
[-SOULS OF MISCHIEF-]
Founded by Roland Abandoned by Roland; Pooky dissolved and reformed as Red Cross
-+ Red Cross +-
Founded by Pooky Destroyed mostly by Ronin (and mostly Ajora and Memnoch); Pooky steals killing blow for himself
<+> Blue Rose <+>
Founded by Blasko Destroyed by Vindication


The History of Clans on UD
The history of clans on Underworld Dreams is a long and sordid affair, and requires more time than I have right now to do it justice. So, check back here for updates! (Approximately never or as Bela and Kheldar feel up to it).

Past clans of Underworld Dreams (roughly chronological):
[Dead Souls]
founded by Flea
[Anime]
founded by ???
[Vengence]
founded by Crow
[Bladed Moon]
founded by Clown
[Blue Rose]
founded by Gandalf and Lag
[Freak Buddhas]
founded by Taliv
[Corinthian]
founded by Luca and Sherekan
[Voodoo Children]
founded by Macavity
[Bloody Squirrels]
founded by Roland

A more detailed history will be eventually forthcoming never happen. Drey doesn't know it and the Imms who do are growing old, getting senile, and never log on anymore anyhow.