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How The Knights of Calypso was born
A Long time Ago in a not so far off land of Calypso....
When armor equipping decay was unheard of and selling sweat for 1 pec a bottle was plentiful. Their was a brave noob named Thaddeuss......
Thaddeuss emerged from the Imperial Calypso Colony Dropship into the fresh open air of Eudoria on October 22, 2006 just inside the Port Atlantis city boundaries. Their he stood on the tarmac slowly taking in all the wondrous sights to be seen. Spaceships, strange creatures, and unfamiliar environment all of it so wondrous and yet overwhelming all at once.
Thaddeuss was anxious to wander around exploring these new lands he would come to love and call home. But before he was able to do very much at all, their approached a man who Thadd noticed standing off to the side of the ship watching him quite intently. As Thaddeuss was the curious type he accepted the mans invite to chat, soon to find out this man was Leader of a Society and offered Thadd to join his society for some beginner help. As Thadd was new to the game and was desperate for some help in learning all the new controls and functions, he accepted the mans offer of help graciously.
This new found friend brought Thaddeuss to swamp camp told him how to sweat and then was off without another word...
A couple days later Thadd was running about swamp camp sweating animals while trying to stay alive at the same time. When he came upon another man from the same society.
Thaddeuss excitedly yelled out "HI!" in the society channel but with no response back to him from this other member. He then yelled again "Hi purple dot!", and still nothing, the member didn't respond and disappeared of radar moments later.
After a few more days of wandering around exploring Thaddeuss soon came to realize their was never anyone answering his questions or his please for help on the society channel. He started to wonder to himself; What are these society groups for if no one will help or even talk to each other?
As Thadd stood their in his O.J's pondering this thought, his Leader suddenly appeared in front of him.....
"Thaddeuss! I have been looking for you. It is time to pay your society fee's." The leader says to him.
"Society fee's? You never said anything about this when i joined? I have all but 5 Peds that i have earned sweating." Says Thadd
"That will do for now Thadd, I expect the rest by the end of the week or you will be kicked from the soc!"
As Thadd accepted his leaders trade invite and handed over the 5 peds he had worked so hard to earn. Something clicked in his mind.
Thadd quickly canceled the trade and said to his leader,
"You know what man! I'm not giving you a single pec! you haven't helped in any of my times of need, nor have i yet to get a single reply back on any question i ever asked in the soc chat! So i Quit Your stupid Soc Bud!"
"Fine!" says the leader "Good luck getting anyone to teach and help ya for free!"
Thadd was lost and alone.. He didn't know what to do. He couldn't join another soc in fear of them doing the same thing to him, and he couldn't learn the game all on his own, their was way too much, he felt utterly hopeless.
And then all of a sudden it came to him. He would make his own society called The Knights of Calypso! A community of honest, caring members willing to help each other anyway they can and learn the game together teaching each other the small bits of knowledge each came across on their travels.
..and one day when Thadd and his fellow knights had learned all they could and got their share of time in under their belts. maybe just maybe they could recruit new players into TKoC to protect them from the scammer society's and pass their vast knowledge on to them.
And So The Knights of Calypso Were Born and their quest for greatness has begun and continues to this day.....
-Thaddeuss Thad Scotsman (Founder of TKoC)
How The Knights of Calypso became known as The Knights of Entropia
Imagine for a minute, that it's 2006 and you are playing Entropia Universe. Imagine how different things were back then. A single planet, Calypso, made up our entire known universe.
Flash forward to 2013, we have 5 planets in our growing universe. Rocktropia, Next Island, Arkadia, Cyrene and of course, our beloved Calypso. A lot has changed in the past 7 years and a lot more change is going to come. Our Universe has evolved.
The Knights of Calypso were founded back in the early days when there was only one planet to explore. We were founded by a great knight, Thad Thaddeuss Scotsman. He gave freely of his time and experience and built a society of like-minded, honest Entropians to help those just starting out in our world.
Like our universe, our society is beginning an evolution of it's own. We recently held a vote to see how the membership felt about changing our name. Long story made short, the vote passed and we have initiated the name change process and in another 4 days this should be completed.
The Knights of Entropia, TKoE for short, will be the same great society it has always been. We will be there to help new players find their way not only on Calypso, but on every planet we travel too!
Going forward we will be looking to continue our growth and evolution to keep pace with the changes being made across EU. We will be kicking off a fresh recruitment drive once the name change has been completed. Over the coming weeks, our Colonels have been asked to go over our current rules and policies and re-evaluate what parts to keep and maybe what parts need to be changed.
We have always been known for helping the new player and it will always be an integral part of what we do. In the future, I hope to see more effort being placed on attracting and retaining more developed players.
I am also hopeful that we are able to find a way to adjust our strict policies on PVP, PK and Pirating. These activities are an acceptable part of EU. As such, I'm hoping we can find a way to make it acceptable within our growing society. These changes will take some time to consider and will not happen overnight.
I would like to thank all the Colonels of our soc - The Colonels are the governing body (formerly known as the counsil) Hamish BadWolf Carstairs, Angus Mac MacAlisdair, Malgomaj Malgo Spiff, Drake Quattros Tarmo, Art Ludgren, Arageo Smurf Turrak, Shell zealousquiche Bell, Ivan IronFist Draguv.
When you see a Knight, you're looking at a friend. Good Luck out there and don't forget to say hi!
-Xander Zan Catman (Current General of TKoE)
Entropia Universe Guide
Edited by The Knights of Entropia
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The Knights of Entropia was founded on Nov 13 2006 by Thad Thaddeuss Scotsman. Although back then we were called TKoC, The Knights of Calypso!
Our society is built on the ideals of a community helping each other advance their avatars and acheive their goals
To date we have helped literally thousands of new players find their way in Entropia Universe!
Eric Shade Avenged - General of TKoE
Joined: March 2012
Taking Disciples Y/N?: Y
Time Zone: (UTC - 05:00)
Main Prof: Hunting
I've been playing Entropia for a few years now; the most productive of them have been with
TKoE. Since the day I joined this society, I knew I had joined the perfect community of
gamers. I say this all the time and I continue to believe that if I had not joined TKoE, I would
have quit long ago as a freelancer. My real name is Eric, but everyone here calls me Shade.
I love to help people, so give me a shout if you need anything! Being a college student, my
schedule is different every day. Although you may not catch me online 24/7, you can always
reach me on the forums.
Xander Zan Catman - TKoE Retired General
Joined: May 2007
Taking Disciples Y/N?: N
Time Zone: -5 GMT
Main Prof: All
What to say. I'm 44, I'm openly gay, I'm a retired general of one of the best societies in a
little place called Entropia Universe.
I have been playing the game for almost 7 years now and still learn new things
almost each week (the joys of updates) I am terrible at PVP and don't participate in
it very often but when I do its usually great fun (soc pvp events) Hit me up in
game if you are stuck and need a hand.... don't beg or ask for handouts, I have
a low tolerance for beggers.
Angus Mac MacAlisdair - TKoE Retired General
Taking Disciples Y/N?: N
Time Zone: EST
Main Prof: Mining
My first 6 months of Entropia was as a Freelancer. Back in 2006-2007, only
Calypso existed and it was pre VU 9 (later considered the first wave
of settlers.) I spent that time as a non depositor and swunted my way into some
peds (That was back when you could get 6 ped per 1K sweat).
Once I passed graduation level I decided that I would try joining a society.
So I started reading all about the existing Soc in the Soc Terminal and I stumbled
upon The Knights of Calypso. Thad the General and Founder laid out the reason he
started the Soc and I knew his ideals matched up very closely to mine, so I joined
the Soc and became a Knight!
I started early in helping my fellow newbs by organizing item giveaways at swamp
camp (the old 1st swamp camp).
I was the knight that started the TKoC(E) HOF event and ran it every month for like
3 years. Now we are share the running of the event month to month. If has raised
ALOT of peds for our Treasury which has funded many Soc Events and Giveaways,
also those knights that won have benefited from the generous nature of all our members.
Over the last 8 years as being a knight I have seen many changes in the knights, many
Generals have come and gone (even I had a stint as General), we had a sister Soc
The Knights of Calypso HQ, who eventually broke away and reformed as Sanctuary.
The reorganization under our great leaders (Zan and the Soc Council) direction to
become what we are today, The Knights of Entropia.
I do not think I will ever join anther Soc, cause once a Knight always a Knight!
Sholle Von Cartiz
Joined: Dec 2011
Time Zone: GMT +2
Most of my time I am on Arkadia so if u have any problems or need pointers feel free to
ask me. I am miner so if you need any info about finders/amps or resources on Arkadia I
have big knowledge of it. I am speaking English, Serbian and Romanian so feel free to
PM me in game if you need some advice.
Long Live TKoE,
DamZul In Distress
Taking Disciples Y/N?: Yes
Time Zone: Eastern
Main Prof: Hunting,Sweat Gather,
Started EU on-3/1/2011.
I am 49 and live in Ohio. Female in Real Life and in Entropia Universe. I swunt
alot ,I love to hunt am needing to skill my biotropics so I can use a field chip one day soon
for Society hunting events. I am only lvl 13 biotropics and need to be lvl 18 for the first
chip. I do my best to answer questions if someone needs and answer. I still find myself
in a distressed situation sometimes but I do my best to try to get out of it myself before I call on help lol
Arageo Smurf Turrak
Account created: 2010-09-20
time zone GMT+2
Main profession: Hunter
Joined the society 10 days after creating account. TKoE is one of the main reasons I continue to play this game. In RL I am 25 years old, like to go out for a beer and my hobbies are sports and EU.
Ingame I am a fairly active player, mainly a hunter, but I do know a few things about mining and trading. My main planet is Calypso and sometimes I visit arkadia.
I am always willing to help those that need it, and answer questions that I get.
see you ingame,
Orion Enigma Entropy
Avatar Name: Orion Enigma Entropy
Joined: September 2012
Taking Disciples Y/N?: usually yes
Time Zone: Brazil
Main Prof: miner
I like to help new players specially non depositors and I’m mainly a miner.
Came to EU by the hands of my mentor - Space Infinity01 Time,
just to try the game for few weeks because I was sure i wouldn’t not like this kind
of game. This was almost 4 years ago....聽I live in Brazil and I would like see
you in game, exploring and challenging your mind.
Teeghan Tee Mitexi
Joined: January 2014
Taking Disciples Y/N?: Dedicated Players Only
Time Zone: EST
Main Prof: Hunting
People call me "Tee" for the most part. I have been playing Entropia Universe since
2007. I'm mainly a hunter, but I enjoy mining and crafting as well. I have been
in a few societies over the years, but none compares to the awesomeness of
The Knights of Entropia. In real life I am a 39-year old gay woman living in Columbus,
OH. I currently work for a non-profit, but will hopefully be going back to school this fall
to get my Master's in Social Work. I have 3 kitties: Chester, Ozzie and Benjamin
Thad Thadduess Scotsman
Thad is our Founder and a lifetime Honorary Colonel.
Jonas Taz Alves
Avatar Name: Jonas Taz Alves
Joined: May 2007
Taking Disciples Y/N?: Y
Time Zone: -3 GMT
Main Prof: All
Dragus Nova StarShine
Taking Disciples Y
Time Zone: -5 GMT
Main Prof: Dabble in them all
Planets: I bounce around between Monria, Caly, Ark, Cyrene, and RT;
Need the bigger planet markets to sell items but like to experience the
smaller planets as well...fun all around.
Started playing after getting tired of the same old fantasy game. Needed
a dose of Sci-Fi and space and after some research I found Entropia!
Lobbied to join TKoE within days of starting the game after meeting
Dirk and Calyx and getting a ton of help and advise from them in
game. Hvn't looked back since and have tried to pay it forward
based on their greaat example to a complete noob in my first days in game.
See you in game, and if you're new to TKoE welcome to the family. If
you're considering TKoE, what are you waiting for, these people are
awesome, friendly, and will help you learn this awesome game.
aka Nova Claus
aka Monkey Master