The name “Malkier” was created by Robert Jordan in his book series entitled
“The Wheel of Time.” In the literature, Malkier was a country that fell to the
Bad Guys. A lot of people from
#malkier have read this series, so we named it
that. We actually have very little, if anything at all to do with this
Our Malkier is much different. For the most part, Malkier is a group of people
who have been friends for a long time, and been through interesting experiences
together. We’ve often lost each other for months and even years only to
eventually pop up, usually in
#malkier. We used IRC as a meeting place for many
years, but most of us also know each other through email, IM, telephone, and even real life. However, for the most part, we know each other only as text.
A Brief History
Sometime in late 1999, the friends that now make up
#malkier began to form a
group. I, rakaur, was introduced to Scorpwanna and joft on IRC, and
we formed a channel called
#TwiNET. Guyver joined up shortly after.
I went offline for a while, and
Meanwhile, rintaun and tanka formed a channel called
When I came back on IRC, he reformed the members of
a channel named
#Aiur (the Protoss homeworld in StarCraft). I met up with
madragoran around this time, and we all started going to
(another name from “The Wheel of Time,” referring to an elite group of mystics).
joft’s channel was still around, and we decided to merge them and call it
#malkier. I met up with rintaun and we merged
We left that server eventually, and went to another. After a while we started our own IRC network, with the help of naki. It lasted a few years but never really accomplished anything. Leaving the first server, even though it later self-destructed, proved to be the killing blow. Many of the members left, and even fewer survive now. The ones that have stayed with us through the IRC network ordeal are pretty much never around anyway.
We’ve gone from being an IRC channel, to a server, to a network, back to a channel, and now onto more.
We have a more detailed history on this site.