Murgens Lore

A weary CC-9600 Frigate was on the run. It was the Cerberus from The TLord Society, a small Rebel faction. The Imperial Navy was chasing the CC-9600 near the Nebula field in Hutt Space. Three Interdictors were closing in when the Cerberus suddenly changed course and speeded up into the Moralan Nebula. It was a strange and dangerous place where all sensors become useless. The hidden and always moving asteroid fields in the Nebula created huge graveyards of unlucky ships and their unfortunate crews. The Interdictors broke of the hunt and the CC-9600 vanished in the deep-purple clouds of infinity. On the bridge the crew suddenly saw an anomaly flashing in front of the Cerberus. It was one of those jump holes that suddenly appear and just as fast disappears. The ship was drawn into the anomaly and started a journey to unknown territory. For about 10 minutes the old Frigate was shaking and trembling and suddenly the anomaly spit it out. There they were, drifting in unknown space. No sign of the Imperials ... then they saw an unknown planet. 

Much later they learned it was Bremen, UEE-space. And so explains Murgen his move from that galaxy far far away to the Verse. 

The name Murgen comes from Lyonesse, a trilogy written by Jack Vance. I started using the name Murgen in 1996. It was the time when one of my first e-mail boxes got flooded by Chinese spam mail. From that time on I used the name Murgen in all my online ventures that did not involved my private or personal career. 

I started gaming in 1982. First on Arcade-machines (Ms Pacman, Donkey Kong, Battle zone) and early 1984 on the CBM64. In 1989 I bought my first PC and during the nineties my PC’s became faster, better and more suited for other games then Leisure Suit Larry and Space Quest. Of course I played all X-Wing games and picked up the Wing Commander saga starting with WC2. Fun-fact is that I remember Ben from the Wing Commander Information Center

I was very impressed with WC3, WC4 and the downloadable WC5 (which took about 20 hours with a 64 kbps connection). I broke my first joystick playing X-Wing and broke the fire-button from two Microsoft ForceFeedback joysticks playing WC5 and X-Wing Alliance. 



I’m very grateful for having been the founder and leader of TLords. Despite the fact that I made many mistakes, had to deal with several very stressful situations and many times it was just a very depressing thing to run. 

However, I met many nice people and I want to call some names here. Most of them disappeared in the shrouds of time but I have fond memories of the time we spent together in a game. In random order: JohnA, Polaris, Piet (with his dearly missed Maria in the background), Hunter, Ulven, Onion, Balrog, Phantom, Khairn, Xacova, Cemmott, Heer, Rhyme, Youri and Kashyxx. Some I forgot about, some I wanted to forget about. 

Now the only thing that remains is the legacy, this website and the name Murgen Templar. And you! If you ever consider to play another space combat game far superior to what X-Wing Alliance ever was, join me in OBEC. With a simple starter package (about 50 euro's) you have access to the game and we have a full fleet to help you out. 

I see you in the Verse,

Murgen Templar signing off …  

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