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Prior warning, this is going to be soppy and disgusting. Stay with me though, there is a reason.
Before I joined this forum and during my initial years here I was going through my teenage years, and I was ill, so very ill. I was also pretty immature and by my own admission I have not always been a stand up citizen within this community, but I like to think that I have grown to be so. I joined this forum six years ago. Honestly, those years are fuzzy, but I think it was not long after joining the forum (not blaming the forum ) that I reached the lowest point in my struggle with mental health. I had been self harming for years and ultimately had a couple of suicide attempts and a stay in a lovely little psychiatric ward. I actually had a bed next to Jesus, which was cool. Anyway, I slowly began the slow process of getting my life together and began to attend night classes, obtaining straight A's in biology and chemistry whilst doing some part time work. I then went to college and studied biomedical science for two years before heading to university, with direct entry into third year. On 3/7/17 I will begin my first professional research project under the supervision of a leading figure in my field at a prestigious cancer research institute, before returning to fourth year of university. After that, I hope to complete my PhD in cancer immunotherapy, secure a good postdoc position and contribute to the expansion of knowledge and the design of new cancer treatments. In that time there was a relationship, the loss of my best friend, she was a dog, but she was still my best friend for 19 years. I got into running and was qualifying for championships when my current ill health popped up. The point is, I was terribly low and now I feel terribly high in life. I feel like I've just reached the peak of a mountain, only to discover that through the snowstorm there is a greater mountain just ahead, begging to be climbed. I shall climb it. Soppy part over(ish), now the explanation for why it was important.
Five years ago on 19/11/12, Fordyl became a Patriarch. Fordyl has finally reached level 99, marking the end of a journey. Diablo has also been a mainstay in my life and my best coping method. During those years of piecing my life together, Fordyl has slowly creeped towards completion. As I reached milestones, so did Fordyl. As I grew in confidence, my confidence in Fordyl reaching 99 increased too. How apt that he should hit 99 just as I begin my new journey, almost as if his journey was perfectly in step with mine.
The thing is though, I have not done this alone. Through the dark times this forum has also been a mainstay for me, even when I did not deserve it's faith. The forum accepted me back after my misdeeds, often it was a lifeline during those times. The forum has been with me through it all, encouraging me, supporting me and accepting me. None of you will ever know quite how dramatic an effect you have had on my life. Likewise, the forum has been there for Fordyl as he began to cash his pension. Giving me competition, words of encouragement and advice.
I am making a record here, that Fordyl reaching 99 is a representation of incredibly community here in the SPF. This entire community has contributed to the completion of this project, whether intentionally or not. Thank you very much, for everything xx
An extra special thank you to @Thyiad.
The character himself!
Fordyl started off as a Travincal runner but ended up as a 99er. I'm not sure when that decision was actually made, but I suspect that @Cyrax had something to do with it... He died once, possibly twice. Including one at 98, which hurt. He very nearly died on my second last run Originally he was running full clear P8 chaos runs, with some decent MF. I think it was halfway from 98 to 99 that I started running P1 seals and P7 Diablo, with all of my MF swapped out for life and DR.
If you have any questions, please do ask! Its hard to know what to say if I'm honest, so ask away.
Helmet - Shako 'Ber'
Armour - Enigma BP
Weapon - HotO [email protected]
Shield - Spirit 35fcr in a [email protected] SR
Belt - Arach
Gloves - Trang's
Boots - Hotspur
Amulet - Maras
Ring 1 - BK
Ring 2 - Fcr/str/life/res rare
Merc - Ethereal reaper's/Kira's/GA
LB skillers x4 - 16/18/25/34 life
Multiple life/res charms
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