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Ye Olde General Chat Tavern - dedicated in loving memory to Willy 'Mr_Willes' Dijkstra

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You have more than likely heard that an active and long-time member of the Rebellion passed away late last month.  @Mr_Willes was a wonderful friend and contributor to the Forums, one of those sterling examples of encouragement and kindness who make this place so magical and keeps us coming back again and again.


In Willy's memory, we ask that you take some time to reflect this challenge; even if you didn't know him personally or even through the Forums, the example he set is a lingering reminder that we can, each and every one of us, do with more kindness in the world.


Be the spark who lights a fire, that others may follow in the warmth and glow of your wake!


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That said - Welcome, one and all!  Our next challenge is about to begin!


Please pull up a chair and take a look at our menu:


The barkeep is available as you start to put your challenge together - just head up to the bar and let them know what you'd like 🍹 🧉

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  • Rurik Harrgath changed the title to Ye Olde General Chat Tavern - dedicated in loving memory to Willy 'Mr_Willes' Dijkstra

A half-elf slides silently into the room, taking up his usual stool and leaning on the bar.


Not the usual today, barkeep, he says, with a wry smile, but make it strong and dark


Wordlessly the barman produces a bottle from beneath the bar, with a stemmed glass.




Turning to the room at large, the half-elf raises the glass.


To Mr Willes!

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Thank you for this dedication. Willes you are missed and always in our hearts!! ♥️♥️

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"Well...in the end, it boils down to two simple choices. Either you do or you don't.

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I don't usually hang out in the Guild Tavern, but I am here to raise a glass to Willy.  Although we didn't get the chance to meet in person, I consider him to be a true friend and I am going to miss his antics and his wonderful optimism.

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This one hurts, he was one of the first people I 'met'/followed here, he was one of the few who's ability to come up with the inappropriate comment beat mine every time...he was my biggest supporter when I started riding two's again...one of many here that even though we will likely never meet face to face I am proud to call friend. Rest easy brother


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I'm relatively new around here so barely got the chance, but this has been sad to watch- it seems like he had a lovely heart and a lot of fun. 

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Oh! I hadn't heard. I'm raising a mug of breakfast coffee in memory of his greatness. 

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*Raises coffee mug*


To Mr Willes. May he rest in peace.

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To Willis


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"This early in the day?  Better make it a Fuzzy Tauntaun .....   Gone but never forgotten ....  "    Chris raises her glass.  



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