Over the centuries lighting a candle for those who have gone on before us, has taken many meanings. In the early 4th and 5th century Macedonians would light a candle for up to 40 days after a death. They believed that the flame warded off ghosts and demons that may do harm to the soul of the deceased. Greeks and Romans used candles and torches to guide the dead on their final journey and early pagan cultures in Europe and Asia buried their dead with unlit candles and lamps as a way to give their loved ones light in their next life.
Today many religions still observe the practice of lighting a candle whether it be as a prayer, a remembrance, or some other reason it is a way to honor those who have passed on. In Game of War over the years we have lost friends, we have lost family. These losses hurt even if we have never met the person in “real life.” So many times our GOW family is as close to our hearts as our actual families.
With this in mind, we want to offer a place where our community can light a candle for those from our community that have passed away. While they may be gone they will forever be in our hearts.
Lighting a Candle
While we may not be able to have literal candles our candles will be the light that was shined into our lives by the members of our community who are gone. With that in mind if you would like to honor a player who has passed away please submit to Cinder or Carol the information you would like included. Ideas for this are as follows:
- Any pictures you would like included
- In-game name
- Alliance/Kingdom they belonged to
- Any information about an in-game memorial
- Anything relevant to who the person was
Also, we want to be sure that we include players from the past as they are not forgotten either. Please submit requests for players who passed on prior to this Memorial being built.
I started playing GOW with my daughter Krystal (aka Gypsy Girl 1) in January 2015, during our many doctor’s appointments. We enjoyed building up our many accounts. She would always pm me to tell me she needed a pack using this emoji . During the time she was in the hospital, we would communicate through the game after visiting hours, it kept us close. Sadly in October 2015, she passed away at the age of 25 due to complications of heart surgery. Now I keep her game going in her memory or I should say it keeps me going.
~Submitted by Angel Frost Gypsy
Sons was a wonderful friend and leader. He came to [email protected] to train our alliance to fight. Sons realized over time that we needed more then that. Sons and i made a council of leaders. We ended up talking and eventually fell in love with each other. Sons would help and give advice to anyone that needed help. He would fight and defend our alliance. Sons fought with honor and respect. He treated women as equals in the game. When he spoke to a women it was always My lady. Sons was a very smart man. When we talked we were always thought to be one person. Sons was my soul mate. He was a protector. Sons considered himself a white knight. Our first night we met he gave me an ankle bracelet. He told me that in the olden days it was placed on your right ankle to let others know you were taken. Sons was an old soul. He was well respected in the game. Our love for each other was like no other. Sons always made me feel loved, needed and protected. We played together side by side. I remember one night we fought off fighting alliances trying to zero one of our players. It lasted for four hours. Sons would tell me how to reinforce our player. They eventually did zero her however we made it costly. Of course, this was before demigods. When he wasn’t playing this game he played chess. We spent all of our time together. Sons and I got married two months before he passed away. I didn’t even know he was sick. He was more concerned about me and making me happy. He was a marine. He had eight kids, thirteen grandkids and one great grandbaby. I still feel his love and I believe he is still with me. I miss everything about him. Sons was a stubborn Irishmen but he had a heart of gold. His knowledge was vast in the game. He is missed and loved by many in this game. I could fill up so many pages on how I feel about my king and true love Sons. The game for me now is hard and a painful reminder of my loss. I cherish as well as he did the people we meet and lost in the game. I hope I can carry on and fill the void he has left behind. Sons called me his Queen Cam.
~Submitted by Camelot Rose
Her name in-game was Sw33t Baby6. Her name in real life was Jess. She had a great spirit and enjoyed life to the fullest. Cancer took her at the too-young age of 36. We shared personal stories about how we both cared for our parents, she had a love for the game, and always displayed integrity and loyalty and was a fierce warrior.
I really only knew her in-game but we both considered each other good friends and I miss her. I have a picture of her, she said that [skydiving] was her drug of choice.
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