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VOTFXirtam the dark lord of eve has passed away

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Zelota
Blank-Space
Northern Coalition.
#1 - 2016-10-07 01:07:11 UTC
It is with a heavy heart that i come to the eve community to tell you that one of the great legends of eve has passed away.
Xirtam was one of the nicest people i ever met in my life. He was the ceo of Vengeance of the fallen [VOTF]
and one of the leaders of the legendary curse alliance, we will be doing a roam in his honor. We probably wont post when cause that would be stupid :D . May his memories echo trough the universe of eve and his voice be used on teamspeak channels with this awesome ******* soundboard that was made back in the day.

http://xirtam.nailortech.co.uk/

Never forget
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avzQQvOIY78

Scipio Artelius
The Vendunari
End of Life
#2 - 2016-10-07 01:17:59 UTC
o7
Rovinia
Exotic Dancers Union
SONS of BANE
#3 - 2016-10-07 01:55:56 UTC
o7
ISD Dorrim Barstorlode
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#4 - 2016-10-07 02:22:15 UTC
o7

ISD Dorrim Barstorlode

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Soloman Jackson
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#5 - 2016-10-07 03:07:46 UTC
o7

“The cold stars spun to the ancient rhythm, the august march of an everlasting symphony. They are old, the stars, and their memory is long.” -Rick Yancey

Vincent Pelletier
Pelletier Imports and Exports
#6 - 2016-10-07 03:12:44 UTC
o7


That video brings back memories.
Mephiztopheleze
Laphroaig Inc.
#7 - 2016-10-07 04:22:09 UTC
o7

Occasional Resident Newbie Correspondent for TMC: http://themittani.com/search/site/mephiztopheleze

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Takoma Panala
Doomheim
#8 - 2016-10-07 05:37:55 UTC
o7
d0cTeR9
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#9 - 2016-10-07 06:49:27 UTC
o7

Been around since the beginning.

Royaldo
Kongsberg Vaapenfabrikk Amarr branch.
Clever Use of Neutral Toons
#10 - 2016-10-07 08:32:26 UTC
o7
Linus Gorp
Ministry of Propaganda and Morale
#11 - 2016-10-07 08:41:27 UTC
Another one bites the dust..

o7

When you don't know the difference between there, their, and they're, you come across as being so uneducated that your viewpoint can be safely dismissed. The literate is unlikely to learn much from the illiterate.

Erebus Vain
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#12 - 2016-10-07 08:51:16 UTC
o7
Saturn Sabezan
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#13 - 2016-10-07 08:54:35 UTC
o7
Siopaos Soltueuer
Senseless Simplicity Incorporated
#14 - 2016-10-07 12:21:57 UTC
o7
Jenn aSide
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#15 - 2016-10-07 12:22:31 UTC
o7, he wans't just a great play, he was a great person.

And thanks for posting that vid, I haven't seen that in years. The story he told of keeping a guy in his cargo hold, that's the best of EVE.
Milano II
Blank-Space
Northern Coalition.
#16 - 2016-10-07 12:32:53 UTC
ALL HAIL THE DARK LORD, One Last Time.

I wanted to get an official announcement out to you all about this event, Zelota beat me to it. :) It's more than ok though.. because Zelota had known Xirtam longer and had some closer ties than some of us ever had.


So I thought I would come in to verify this is true, it has been confirmed by a couple real-life acquaintances of Xirt's.

XirtamVOTF still floats around EVE but the character has been sold and re-sold, so if you see him online - it's not a ghost.


I first met Xirtam in April of 2004. My corp had just joined the Curse Alliance and I soon realized though Xirt and his boys that PvP was where I wanted to be. My corp did a lot of manufacturing and mining and I slowly found myself hanging out with those "other" guys more than my own corp mates. Fast forward to 2006 that same corp of mine decided to merge into VOTF and the rest is history for me. I did finally get the chance to drive out and meet him in 2014 and we had a good time; I'm glad I got the opportunity.

Xirtam was a father figure to a lot of us young players 13 years ago, and he was a brother to men and women in uniform around the world, and not just literally, but in his actions.

Last night we gathered on a TeamSpeak server to discuss and remember him. I heard storys about Xirtam intervening in a suicide attempt of one of his members, I heard stories where Xirtam was ready and willing to drive 1000 miles to make a hospital visit for a corp mate (but no one would let him.. it was minor and that was ridiculous).. but that's the kind of guy he was. It was about the strategy and the tactics, it was about the corporation and the PvP... but more than anything EVE Online (and MechWarrior Online and BattleTech:3025 and Archage) was about the community. If people were upset and not treated fairly Xirt would change course of the entire corp to make the environment better for all. It wasn't always the best stategic decision LOL but - he truly cared about his membership.

There is a lot more on my mind and I have a LOT of sound clips and YouTube links to share, but I didn't organize anything before beginning this post.. so keep checking back and I promise to deliver some XirtamVOTF content later today. For those of you who didn't know him, I'm sorry you never got the chance. Easily the most charismatic leader EVE has ever seen. There is plenty of content around the EVE-O Forum Archives if you folks want to dig.
Romulus XII
Blank-Space
Northern Coalition.
#17 - 2016-10-07 13:25:43 UTC
The only man I know that hunted turkeys with a dictionary.

o7
Taishoku Mayaki
Feeling Cute Today
#18 - 2016-10-07 13:30:29 UTC
o7

Fly safe.

"Right-O, lets get undocked and see what falls off the ship"

Magmain
Perkone
Caldari State
#19 - 2016-10-07 13:38:41 UTC
o7

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Merende Macaco
Tr0pa de elite.
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#20 - 2016-10-07 14:06:38 UTC
o7

Had the privilege of flying with him. One of the greats.
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