RIP Dragonlady

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RIP Dragonlady

Post by Porthos » June 5th, 2013, 10:17 pm

This is Dragonlady's son, John.

I wanted to let you all know that my mother passed away overnight. You may or may not know that I've been helping take care of her the last few years (I think she's mentioned me in passing here). I don't know how much of her private life she talked about, but while she was fairly healthy overall (mobility issues aside), she did have a weak heart. And when she got a rather bad illness over the weekend, it proved to be to much for her body to take.

I am letting you all know about this, because I know she was an active member of the community here and that many people looked up to her here. I wanted you to know that she enjoyed her time here very much, and she was looking forward to Book 3. Hopefully she'll be able to play it, wherever she is.

Dragonlady's son,
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Post by BasiliskWrangler » June 6th, 2013, 4:22 am

Oh my...I am without words. Dragonlady has been as much a part of Eschalon as any one of our developers. She has contributed to every game, including Book III, with her suggestions and creative input, as well as an occasional, small financial donation. We all can thank her for helping make Eschalon what it is.

This place will not be the same without her. And of course, I am terribly sorry for your loss, John. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
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Re: RIP Dragonlady

Post by Kreador Freeaxe » June 6th, 2013, 7:36 am

I'm so sorry for your loss, John. As wonderful a presence as she's been here all these years, it's nothing, I'm sure, compared to her meaning in your life. Thank you for letting us know.

Let's lift a round to Dragonlady, friends, and remember her well!
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Post by llew silverhand » June 6th, 2013, 7:38 am

John, thank you for letting us know - Dragonlady was a wonderful person, and I think we'll all miss her. So sorry for your loss.
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Re: RIP Dragonlady

Post by Randomizer » June 6th, 2013, 8:09 am

I'm sorry for your loss. Dragonlady was one of those people you never think will go away no matter how old or ill.

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Post by IJBall » June 6th, 2013, 8:45 am

I lost my own Mom just a couple of years ago, John, so I know what that's like.

I'm very sorry for your loss, and these forums just won't be the same without your Mom around. Still, we will treasure the time we had with her.

And thank you for taking the time to let us know.

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Re: RIP Dragonlady

Post by blatherbeard » June 6th, 2013, 8:45 am

Wow...just, wow.

I am very sorry for your loss john.

Words cannot describe how i feel about this.

Another lost friend we had yet to meet in person. Tis a sad day in Eschalon and across the world.

Will hoist a round in her honor.

She will be misssed.

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Re: RIP Dragonlady

Post by Painted Lady » June 6th, 2013, 8:47 am

Oh dear, this is just terrible news. She was such an integral part of this community - it truly will not be the same here without her. She was always encouraging the newbies and providing sound advice to the rest of us. She even posted cute Christmas cards for everyone to enjoy. She was obviously a person with a warm heart, and I am so sorry for your loss.

We will all miss her so much.

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Re: RIP Dragonlady

Post by Porthos » June 6th, 2013, 1:00 pm

Thanks one and all for your very kind regards. They mean a lot right now.

I know that she would be happy, and nearly embarrassed (but still very glad), at the outpouring of affection she is recieving. All I can say is that she loved being on here chatting with you all.

Best regards,
John

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Re: RIP Dragonlady

Post by Vroqren » June 6th, 2013, 4:12 pm

We're sorry for your loss John, but thank you for lettting us know.

I think I can safely speak for everyone when I say: She will be missed, and was always a great help and influence.

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Re: RIP Dragonlady

Post by SpottedShroom » June 6th, 2013, 4:49 pm

Terribly sad news. I wish you and your family a meaningful grieving process. She spoke of her poor health on the board occasionally, but I always hoped she was exaggerating.

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Re: RIP Dragonlady

Post by Desmone » June 6th, 2013, 5:14 pm

:cry: :cry: :cry: +1

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Re: RIP Dragonlady

Post by BasiliskWrangler » June 6th, 2013, 5:57 pm

A few thoughts about Dragonlady: Her name was Diane, for those who didn't know. She joined the forums before the release of Book I and was here almost everyday, helping others and contributing in whatever way she could.

She would send me Christmas cards every year. Real, handmade cards, in the mail. It was always so nice to receive them in this age of electronic messaging.

She beta tested each game and was going to be at the top of the Book III beta tester group. She contributed creatively to each game and has a large contribution to Book III, which will all be revealed in time.

So rare it is to have a customer...a fan...a friend, like Diane. I will miss her.
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Re: RIP Dragonlady

Post by MyGameCompany » June 6th, 2013, 7:53 pm

So sorry for you loss, John.

Dragonlady (Diane) was very kind and encouraging to me when BW let me post about my own indie games in this forum. She was obviously a warm and caring person, I shall miss her too. It won't be the same without her.
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Re: RIP Dragonlady

Post by ManusDei » June 7th, 2013, 1:12 pm

Dragonlady was part of the forum, for as long as I've been here.
She'll be even missed on the World Wide Web.

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