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July 25, 2001- A New Home.... Author Lord Raziel

As you all know are Time was against us and so was Homestead.com.  However they didn't count on us having a backup plan.  Sir Viper and I decided to move the site back here to our natural home, DK.com.  I have been switching over the information from thee old site slowly  since  we learned of the changes in Homesteads policy.  Now that I have most of the information switched over with a few things here and there that  needed to be added,  we are free again from the hands of death. If  you haven't already  noticed that the menu is at the top of your browser , then take a peek ,its customizable java script.  I can change the color, size, position, font, add p graphics, and downloadable links.  Man that's a mouth full.  So if there's something you don't like, or something  you do like  contact Sir Viper or Lord Raziel and well get  right on  it .   In the next couple of days I will be adding a page with different test menus  so you can decide which you like better. Well I think that's it for now, time to go back to work.

Lord  Raziel
Co-Webmaster of the Darien Knights

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July 18, 2001 - The Future Dawns...  Author: Sir Viper

    This is it, the next Realm of the Darien Knights.  Not quite done yet, but we've got all the important stuff.  The nifty logo in the top left, the intro provided by the one and only Valcrow, Links sidebar, and of course, the News.  Now, there is one problem which we need worked out.  To the left is the Nav Bar, you see the Darien Knights' Logo, a little red line, and a series of swords with words on them.  If you put your cursor over the red stripe, a Nav bar will emerge (neat effect, huh).  And below that is the non-functional swords and words.  We don't know which one to use, and that's where you come in.  YOU will decide which Nav Bar we use and which we oust.  I'm hoping to get a Poll on the matter but for now, just post on the Forums your answer, accessible via the stripey Bar.  And remember, your vote counts. :)

And on a more minor note, I have been promoted to Co-Webmaster, that will be all.

Sir Viper
7th Knight of Zhon

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June 25, 2001 - More War Stories...  Author:  Supreme Admiral

          Sir Viper has put up part five, six, and seven!  Amazing isn't it?  And in these parts he has a lot of action.  From karate kicks to cut-throat theives, his parts are action packed!  Wolfrug has also put up his third part to "Gorgeth's Battleaxe" and it is in such detail you can almost smell the poison on the blades.  Wolfrug represents the monarch of Zhon admirably and his story is progressing wonderfully.  All things considered, the Solaris stories are shaping up to be a great batch of entertainment.  Still thirty-six more more days until the end of Solaris.

Supreme Admiral
Armada Commander

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June 21, 2001 - News for today...  Author:  Supreme Admiral

     I just put up a new link in the links section.  The link goes to "Acolyte's Shrine", another TA:K fan site.  As for War Stories, I have put up part two of "Solaris VII: Fiery Waves".  I''ve been told it has pretty good dialogue... but I have a habit of misinterpreting things, like magnifying glasses.  I always thought they were used to magnify things, but obviously it's used for frying things, as shown by the Creonites.  Maybe they should've called it the 'magnifrying glass'.  This has been Supreme Admiral, reminding you that if a goblin wants you to join their club, they probably want to join it to your skull, signing off.

Supreme Admiral
Armada Commander

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June 20, 2001 - WSN Report...  Author:  Supreme Admiral

  Greetings again, sorry if things are a bit slow.  Let's see here, oh yes, war story news.  Wolfrug has put up his first two part to Solaris.  "Gorgeth's battleaxe" is another outstanding story done by Wolfrug.  He's put some exccellent work into it and the detail is stunning.  Other than that I'm afraid there isn't any more stories.  There's still fourty days untill Solaris end!

Supreme Admiral
Armada Commander

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June 9, 2001 - War Story news... Author: Supreme Admiral

         This is Supreme Admiral bringing you information on War Stories. The top War Story News (WSN) is Somath's first post of his Solaris story. His story sounds promising indeed, it has great intrigue so far. Also Semetria has put up parts 1-3 of 'Sweet Revenge'. And there will be many more stories than that I'm sure! This has been Supreme Admiral reminding you that if you're out of inspiration, insult someone until their retaliation gives you an idea. :-)

Supreme Admiral
Armada Commander

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June 5, 2001 - War Story news... Author: Supreme Admiral

         This is Supreme Admiral with the war stories daily news. Sir Viper has put up the fourth part of his Solaris story. He's pumping them out like there's no tomorrow! Read them quick or he'll be done before you get half-way through! Also MY story's first part is up! No action yet, but it's got some great detail and explains some of the new gadgets I'm getting. No other stories I'm afraid. Soon though, I reckon there'll be tons of Solaris parts being put up in the Darien Knight new War Stories forum! We hope you'll enjoy our many stories.

Supreme Admiral
Armada Commander

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June 5, 2001 - Forums forums forums!! Author: Valcrow

         Hi ya people, I almost deleted the entire site, homestead decided not to save when I uploaded and evil things happened along the way... but anyhow, if you are seeing this, then it means I either fixed it, or it decided to co-operate... take your pick...

Anyhow, down to business... As you all know, we got new forums!! no banners, and faster load times!! Some minor changes were made, the font is now 1 size larger, for those of us using 1024x768 we don't have to squint anymore!! whoohoo!!, thanks Lord Raziel !! You can expect more changes in the future, so stay tuned, and now's the time to give some suggestions... Thanks again, LR.

On another note, we would like to extend our thanks to Supreme Admiral for finding these great forums for us... The DK's have escaped destruction once again from the evil clutches of coolboard!! Thanks SA!
(with any luck I won't kill the site again... :-)

Valcrow
moral support staff

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June 4, 2001- Ha! You thought you could get rid of me eh? Author: Supreme Admiral

       Well I've still got some treats for you! I have added a nice new pic and archived a few complete stories in the TA:K Stories section! Hope you enjoy them! 

And for a War story update, Sir Viper has graced our mighty War Story forum with the first part posted of the Solaris Contest. In fact, he also put up the second and third to boot! Other contestants need to dish out something good to beat Sir Viper because he's on fire! His story is shaping up to be of very good length and description! Expect our archive to be filled with exccellent stories by the end of the Solaris contest! Good writing and reading everyone!

Supreme Admiral
Armada Commander

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June 4, 2001-Forums fully linked Author: Sir Viper                          

All pages of the site have had their forum links updated for the new Forums by me. Speaking of forums, a test color scheme has been put on the Forum Chooser thingy. If you have any ideas or suggestions on the Forum color scheme, simply post a reply on the new forum's General Forum under a post made by me titled "First order of business."

In War Story News, my Solaris 7 Tournament story has gone underway, with TWO, count 'em, ONE, TWO parts of "The Solaris VII Tournament 2: Of Gold and Goblins" by Sir Viper (me). Hope you like them.

Sir Viper
7th Knight of Zhon

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June 3, 2001- Minor Maintenance and War Story Update. Author: Sir Viper                                                                          

   First topic, the minor maintenance, Lord Raziel re-linking and News post inadvertently caused most of the buttons on the home page shrink width wise. A similar problem happened when Valcrow posted his news. Anyway, the buttons have been fully repaired.

Second topic, War Story Update, today I posted Temporal Alterations part 21 on the new War Stories board. That is all, have a nice day.

Sir Viper
7th Knight of Zhon

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June 3, 2001- The New Forums Have Arrived ....Author Lord Raziel
 

Thanks to Dragonknight from Tak Warlords and Delozier from TAKMCC we have a new forum and its free of annoying banners. It's an Ultimate Bulletin Board..We owe thanks two these two gentlemen for helping us out. Thanx again guys. 

However if there is a post you want to copy from the old forums before they go down here is a link 

CoolBoard

Lord Raziel

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May 17, 2001-A spear plunges into the forums' Heart..... Author: Sir Viper

On July 29th, the forums will die at the hands of Center Wheel. No offense to Center Wheel but its the truth. Coolboards, a sub-company of Center Wheel, will no longer be providing forums. So, our forums are being deleted July 29th. As a result, we've already begun seeking a replacement forums to take the dieing forums place in the Realm of the Darien Knights. All stories are being archived so that none are lost in the switch as well. The new forums will be up before the deadline(no pun intended) of July 29th.
Sir Viper
7th Knight of Zhon

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May 17, 2001-Solaris News Author: Supreme Admiral

Today I put in a new web poll titled "Sacred Dragons". You can place your vote on it in the Hall of Honor. Also, to make more room for creativity, I have extended the due date of the Solaris stories to July 31st. This should give plenty of time for those devious little plot twists we all love. Aren't I generous? :-)
Supreme Admiral
Armada Commander

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May 16, 2001-Major Update Author: Supreme Admiral

The Hall of Honor has just gone through a serious update. I added quite a bit of stuff so you can go check it out! Now by the end of June it should be quite filled up with stories from the Solaris Contest and we'll be boasting our first Champion ever!
Supreme Admiral
Armada Commander

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May 15, 2001-Site has been linked! Author: Supreme Admiral

I have just linked our site to the TAK Warlord Top 100 site. You can click on the link on this home page to check it out. Also if you have any suggestions for this site please email me at raptor@shumock.com
Supreme Admiral
Armada Commander

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May 15, 2001-New Parts to Old Stories Author: Sir Viper

Today, I posted Temporal Alterations Part 20, indeed quite a landmark, I don't think any story has gone on to a part 20. Anyway, "The Seige" is in Part 4 and Atar(AKA Frost) has started "The Conclusion of Frost". Supposedly, that story is the end of Atar's previous character, Frost.

In Solaris Tournament news, Supreme Admiral has given a due date for all Solaris stories, June 31st. That leaves plenty of time for people to write their stories.
Sir Viper
7th Knight of Zhon

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April 28, 2001- Updates to Fan Art and War Story news Author: Sir Viper

First of all, sorry for the lack of updates, hasn't been much News lately. In the Fan Art section, Semetria has placed her latest piece of artwork, an anonymous Dragon.

In War Story news, "Temporal Alterations" has another part to it, and Somath and Azreal's "The Kidnapping" is currently in its third part(I think). Also, Veralidaine's un-named origin story is in its third part. And finally, Part 4 of Atar's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" has been posted. A reminder, all stories are in the War Stories forum, though I plan to fix up the War Story section of the site so stories can be placed there.
Sir Viper
7th Knight of Zhon

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April 11, 2001- Fan Art page has been linked... Author: Supreme Admiral

I have finished linking the Fan Art page. If you have any fan art please email it to raptor@shumock.com and I will put it up as soon as possible. Thank you.

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April 9, 2001- The Solaris Tournament begins... Author: Supreme Admiral

The Solaris Tournament has now officially begun. Click on the Blue Marble to the left of 'The Darien Times' above to view the introducton.

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April 3, 2001- The Story begins..... Author: Sir Viper

Since there is indeed a lack of updates because of a lack of normal news, I have decided to start posting News on new parts of War Stories and which stories have begun, stories with parts being added, and stories that have ended, and maybe even upcoming stories. These can be found in the forums, and finished stories can be found in the War Stories section(some day) :).

Well, today marks the first article of the War Story News. Current War Stories are "A Series of Unfortunate Events" by Atar, currently three parts, "Hero Awakens" by Grenseal with three parts as well, Veralidaine's story which currently lacks a title about her origins ALSO in its third part, "A Common Foe" by Drakard with two parts, "The Siege" by Gordar with two parts, Part 1 of "The Galactic Gate Accident"by Berry 2K, and a short story by Grenseal called "The Supreme Powers of Darien". And then there is MY story, by Sir Viper, called "Temporal Alterations". This story currently has 18 parts and started around November 22.

Now, normally this article won't be so long since we won't cover all the stories that are going on each time(that would take too long) and so will usually only have what stories have a new part added to it, news on new stories, and if a story has reached its finale.

And in other News, I now have a 1.2 Gygahertz computer with a Voodoo 5 5500 Video card and 128 SD-RAM. That is all.
Sir Viper
7th Knight of Zhon

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March 20, 2001- Darien Knights Intro!

Hey guys!! this is long overdue, but click here to see the Darien Knights intro! 


March 18, 2001- Unit creation tools Author: Valcrow

Hello again, here I go abusing my knowladge of knowing the password for the site... :-) I used the online version of the sitebuilder this time, so I hope I didn't kill the side bar again... anyway, I upped the unit making tool's so that any of you still interested in making units and such can get them, this includes the script editor, the cobber (script compiler), 3do builder, hpi view, hpi pack, TDF edit and a 3do builer tutorial made by me a very very long time ago... ok, so the real reason why I upped it was because LR needs the utilities cuz he lost it during his time where his computer exploded. :-) but now that its on the site, everyone can get it! :-) Its in two convienently zipped files about 800kb each in the downloads section. Happy hunting!

{edit} - ok, homestead officially hates me... wherever I go, it blows up that section, so change of plans, Im not gonna put it in the downloads section another knight can do that when they have time. (so I wont mess that up too... ) instead ill just link it here... 
Unit Utilities

Valcrow
retired knight in a restricted area :-)

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March 14, 2001- Well the ghost in the shell is back Author: Unknown

Well the Old Darien Knights webmaster has appeared and very pleased with the new and improved site, He has wished to contact the remaining members and discuss with them the circumstaces of his disaperance.
Unknown 
Limbo Lord

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March 12, 2001- Two units going through update Author: Supreme Admiral

The Zhon Woodland Elf and the Veruana High Elf will soon be upgraded to version 0.9. I'm hoping to get this darn 3do to work on it and then spice it up a bit. By the way, did I ever mention that it can cloak if you press 'K' on your keyeboard? :-) Well it should be up within the week. I've also added the description to the Zhon Woodland Elf and spiffed up the description of the Veruna High Elf. 

Supreme Admiral
Armada Commander

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March 11, 2001- Repairs complete Author: Sir Viper

First of all, I have completed the repairs on the Home page that Valcrow caused and started to repair. The remaining errors were not major, but rather annoying. The buttons have been corrected in size and where they go, the Hit Counter should be fixed, and the bottom News Post shoud no longer be blocked by the remnants of the Homestead frames. 

Oh yes, and site construction should be pretty much complete, I shall soon begin uploading the remaining units and maps to this site soon, so be ready.

And one more thing, though no one paid much attention to it, last Friday(March 9, 2001), this site hit the age of one month.
Sir Viper
7th Knight of Zhon

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March 10, 2001 - The Shadows will be known! Author: Darklord 217

A new profile has been added. Mine! It tells of the Shadows and Darklord's struggle to survive. I am also currently working on a revision of my creation story. As the other Darrien Kinghts know, my last one sucked. However, I have written 3 short stories since then and have found that my talents have increased. Even my Dungeon Master skills have gone up! Go read about the most powerful Tarosian ally and gape in awe as I work on hs creation. Snicker and feel my wraith.
From the 217th Darklord of the Shadow people
~Shadow Lord~

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March 9, 2001- The tale will be told! Author: Supreme Admiral

The valiant warrior, Wolfrug of Zhon, has finally blessed our ears with the tale of his quest for the magic banner of the Kandrans. You may read this perilous quest in the Hall of Honor. 
Supreme Admiral
Armada Commander

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March 8, 2001- oops! Author: Valcrow

This really is not really worth mentioning, but I removed that annoying frame at the bottom that said homestead. The white really didn't match the rest of the site... :-) oh and in the process of doing so, my browswer crashed as I was uploading and it killed the side bar... I sorta fixed it now... sorta.. :-) Anyway, Im not really even suppose to be updating since I retired a while back, but hey, what can they do...? :-) I'd better run before SA catches me.. ! :-) 
oh!, dont forget to check out Atars profiles! nice touch...

Valcrow
retired knight in a restricted area :-)

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March 7, 2001- Profiles Page Fixed Author: Atar

The Profiles Page is hopefully more attractive now and easy to read. I will be adding more profiles soon and I did have to shave, edit and fix the profiles that some people put in themselves, for example: Sir Viper. Not only was it in blue text, talking about Semetria and way too long but it bit me. So I was forced to make it more presentable.
It is also legal now, I took off copyrighted pictures that I had put there by accident and put up different ones which are just as cool and slightly less scary than Semetria's ever changing pics.
Atar
Knight of Taros
Magic Theorist

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March 5, 2001- News today Author: Supreme Admiral

We are now affiliates of the Total Annihilation Kingdoms Mana Collection Center (TAKMCC). Yes I do believe we're on the golden path toward glory, adventure, and most of all... glory!

Supreme Admiral
Armada Commander

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March 3, 2001-Site News Author: Sir Viper

First off, I would like to say that I was the one who designed and made the Fan Arts page, and that I asked the Supreme Admiral to link it up to the rest of the site since I had to go somewhere. Also, I thought it necessary to state what sites are currently on the Links page. Currently, we have the TA:K Warlords, who have many units, maps, and utilities for all your kingdoms needs. Another site is the Knights of Magic, these guys have made more races than any other 3rd party site and have a large load of units just waiting to be used. And the final site is Project Revival, a site dedicated to restoring TA:K popularity, it was all the units that Knights of Magic has(mainly because some of the Knights of Magic also run the Project Revival), but it also has an extra race, more units, and other things. Then there's TAKMCC, one of the biggest TA:K sites there is, these people have good forums, almost every TA:K unit and map ever made, and a reliable news system. Enjoy the sites, but don't forget about us.

Sir Viper
7th Knight of Zhon

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March 3, 2001- Due to populer demand Author: Supreme Admiral
The Fan Art page is now up! If you have any drawings or neat screenshots you may email them to r.buitink@chello.nl or lightlord8@hotmail.com where Grenseal can put up your pictures

Supreme Admiral
Armada Commander

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March 2, 2001- Me again... Author: Supreme Admiral

I have just made the Link page. Now you can acces other sites associated to TAK with the click of the button. Yes my power is overwhelming isn't it?

Supreme Admiral
Armada Commander

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March 2, 2001- Update at the Characters Profiles! Author: Grenseal

I just updated(yeah,my first update)the Characters profiles!Now you can take a look at my character.Hehe,till next time!

Grenseal the Lightbringer
Traveling Hero of Darien

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March 2, 2001- I have just added music Author: Supreme Admiral

Hope you enjoy it! If you like it then I'll add it t the rest of the pages. If you don't, think it takes to long to load or something, then I'll delete it and all will be well. So, what do you think?
Supreme Admiral
Armada Commander

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March 1, 2001- A call to arms! Author: Supreme Admiral

Today is the start of a grand quest to rid the world of evil and all things that may spew fire onto an unwary hero... just to make things more interesting. The Solaris tournament has begun! Hero's shall be tested for cunning, bravery, skill, and all things that are righteous. Indeed it is always a great honor to compete in these acts of daring, but if possible it is even greater to sit back and watch! Now the audience can vote on what danger lurks behind the corner! Indeed it will be an event to remember!
Supreme Admiral
Armada Commander

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March 1, 2001-Never fear, Sir Viper is here Author: Sir Viper

I have personally added my profile to the Profiles area as well as a couple other things like the person's title. A few of them don't have titles yet simply because I don't know what they are. But I will find out and add them sometime in the near future.

Sir Viper
7th Knight of Zhon

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February 17, 2001-The Character Profiles page is up Author: Atar

The Character Profiles page will house profiles of every non-member and member on the site. So far there are only a few people up there but more will be put up soon.
The background takes a little while to load but it is worth it. It was put up in the first place to stress a certain amount of equality, and it will make it easier to write stories about people. So go take a look.

Atar
Knight of Taros

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February 13, 2001-A new map Author: Sir Viper

The first map of the site has been uploaded. It's called "Thirsha's Highground", part of a Royal Fortresses Map group I've put together. It's an 1-4 vs. 1 Assault map, meaning that one person gets the base while the others attack it. I still have 6 more which need to be uploaded but it may be a while before I get to it. Also, the Shadow Drake, the first unit created for the Darien Knights, has been added to the Zhon Downloads section. The Shadow Drake is a Cloak capable Drake with a range of spells including Shadow Spine, Paralyze Gaze, and Medusa Gaze. The Creon Downloads section has been added but no units are available yet.

Sir Viper
7th Knight of Zhon

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February 12, 2001-Two new units are up! Author: Supreme Admiral

Two units, the Veruna High Elf and the Zhon Woodland Elf, are up for download! I'm too tired to make a really snazzy description and icons and things so I'll do it in the morning. Oh and as a side note since I just can't make a news post this short, Drakard has been stuffed head-first into a fire ant mound. Officials were unable to determine who vandalized such a nice ant hill since the tool of this atrosity was unable to speak since his head was swollen to the size of an elephant. The poor ants. :-) OH NO! I abused the news! Help! I didn't mean it! Hmmm, somehow I know Drakard is going to do something devilishly evil to me. ;-) 

Supreme Admiral
Armada Commander

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February 12, 2001-Supreme Admiral Speaking Author: Supreme Admiral

Greetings from the islands of Veruna! Soon I expect to see all of you flocking to the site now that Sir Viper has officially anounced its presence to you. Now that I, the mighty Armada Commander of Veruna, can update this site you can expect a number of new things! Including a beta test for two elven units I'll put up soon. I just can't wait until I get the 3D object working so I'll put it up as it is. Please feel free to suggest any improvements in the unit making forum. Sorry about the 3DO but I just can't seem to get it to work right. It'll just have the Mage Archer 3DO for now. Hope you'll enjoy them!

Supreme Admiral
Armada Commander 

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February 11, 2001-And now we have a logo Author: Sir Viper

Greetings from the Darien Knights, today, the Darien Knights have a logo. A coat of arms seen above, pretty isn't it. Special thanks go to Valcrow who gave his time to make this emblem.

Of further update, the Taros and Veruna download sections are up and running though again, no units at present. Zhon's download section has also been updated with a nice paragraph on Zhon.

Sir Viper
7th Knight of Zhon

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February 10, 2001- Construction Continues Author: Sir Viper

Hello again, I have continued building the site and currently, I have added the forums from the old site, and Downloads has been added. There is a list for all the nations from TA:K but only Zhon and Aramon works at the moment. "Temoral Alterations", a story I've been making for a few months has been added to the TA:K stories section but it isn't a complete story and really is onl there so I can test out how I'm going to do this. Hit counters have been added to all pages as well. I still plan on adding a Links page to show you people to other TA:K sites, and completing several other aspects of this site, like adding graphics and other tid bits.

Sir Viper
7th Knight of Zhon

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February 09, 2001- And so it begins.... Author: Sir Viper

Today, marks the first day of this website's life. The site may still be under construction but this is the day that I first started the site. Not much here yet today but soon more will come. Although at the moment, no one knows about this site's existence besides me. But it didn't seem right to not go ahead and put some sort of news out. I hope that in the future, this site will become something grand, of course all webmasters hope that. Well, currently the site has the home page done. But nothing else. More will come soon though. Oh, and just to point out to you, the signature below is what I type at the end of all my News posts and Forum posts.

Sir Viper
7th Knight of Zhon