|Guild name||3305 Local|
|Website||3305 Local Website|
|Forums|| 3305 Local Forums
|Server Type|| US (EU)
Welcome to 3305 Local
Clan 3305 Localwas forged in Anarchy Online in the fall of 2001. An online gaming community where people from all over our planet band together and share our sense of purpose “From the ground, up!”
What sets us apart from other online communities? We are an unique organization; our leaders serve the clan and not the other way around as witnessed in most clans. Our teamwork is second to none because of the high level of trust between members, no free riders here. We take great pride in our community.
The interest of our members revolves around massive multiplayer online games like Age of Conan, Anarchy Online, Vanguard and World of Warcraft. If these are games you enjoy, we extend a warm and open invitation to join us.
Even though a substantial number of our members are from the EU, we will all start on a US server because we feel that our community is more important than the (proposed) server division.
3305 Local is a clandestine and illicit resistance movement formed by slaves. As the inhuman working conditions in the mines of Kheshatta lead to an ever increasing number of deaths, these people banded together to fight for their freedom and better living conditions. An act met with extreme violence by the mages of the Black Ring attempting to surpress an uprising.
Through dark resurrection magics these enslaved miners would die over and over again in service of the Black mages, each time coming back to work after only the briefest possible delay for recuparation. Sometimes leaving only a hollow shell without a personality or a soul. Since continuity of service was thus guaranteed, little attention was paid to the safety of the slaves.
The ever-increasing demand for gold and gems forced the men and women to work harder and faster in increasingly hazardous circumstances. In fact, the agonizing deaths became so common place that betting pools arose each day, with the miner who was resurrected the most wining the prize of the best dinner-and-drink that the other slaves could afford. This dark lottery became known as the Blood Prize. Today it is recalled with a sense of purpose and respect, as members of 3305 Local rally around the cause to abolish slavery in all of Hyboria.
The Blood Prize led in turn to a horrid custom called the Black Pact, which played a pivotal role in the war for freedom in Kheshatta.
The Black mages would dispatch Acolytes of Set to the mines to patch up slaves as a cost-saving measure. If the miner was heavily injured, the 'doctor' would administer a life-ending treatment to fuse the soul of an ancient evil Acheronian from the depths of hell into the body of the slave. Word spread among the slaves and morbid whispers and somber promises were made. If any particular painful, but not immediately lethal injury was sustained by the miner, his fellow slave would end his torment in the most humane manner possible. Thus the Black Pact was born.
Administering final death to a fellow slave with blunt mining equipment or your own hands was so painful that we began to arm ourselves. Small knives, snake venom and even alchemy became commonplace and the slaves became expert at hiding them and concealing their nature. In time, not a single miner, from the lowliest driverboy to the checkweighman and overman, was without some form of weapon and a measure of expertise in its use.
When the time came and the first great eruption of revolution struck the mines of Kheshatta, the men and women of 3305 Local had the tools at hand to rise up against their slave masters with furious resolve.
Continuing the great fight to this day, and building on the foundations set down in that bloody revolution, the members of 3305 Local fight for the abolishment of slavery in all of Hyboria.
A unique communityEdit
What makes us truly unique?
1. Every member is in a position to influence the whole community.
2. Our leaders serve the clan, not the other way around as witnessed in many other clans that revolve around one or two powerful people.
3. In short self-organizing and teamwork. A genuine willingness to share and to help others, and in turn receive that help. 3305 Teams are second to none in any situation.
4. Six (6) years of experience with these guiding principles.
On behalf of the members of the 3305 Local community, welcome to Hyboria: "From the Ground, Up!"
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