With this in mind, we hunt alone, only taking along guests if they are prospective group members, or have special circumstances. If we give you the cold shoulder, it's not because we don't like you, it's just that we have fun trying to do things on our own. Furthermore, we all juggle our schedules to be able to attend these hunts, so spending the few hours we get together a week in an un-challenging group is a real letdown. Most of us would be happy to hunt with you outside of our hunting time!
In the winter of 542 (OOC around June 2001) Tessa, Delirium, and I decided it would be fun to form a group of people about the same level that regularly hunted together who could accomplish things and go places without the need for higher level fighters and healers to help us. At the time, as it is now, it was common for low-level people to team up with stronger parties so they can go places they wouldn't be able to handle on their own. However, it's not always convenient to rely on stronger parties to take you places, and there's more of a feeling of accomplishment if you are an active part of the team, making things happen and not just "tagging along".
Luna joined soon after, and for a while it was just the four of us. We hunted many places close to town, and developed our training and tactical choices to complement each other's hunting styles and strengths. Eventually we decided to give ourselves a name, and came up with 'Falinea's Blade', named after the first person I encountered when I arrived in the Lok'groton island chain, and because we meet in her garden in south town before hunts.
Since our beginning, we've grown a lot, inviting people to join us who show a dedication to knowledge, hunting expertise, and working toward group goals. We continue to develop as a team and test our limits today.
We currently hunt 3 times a zodiac (OOC: Tuesdays, 10 PM EST/7 PM PST, Fridays, 11 PM EST/8 PM PST and Sundays, 10 PM EST/7 PM PST), however members are encouraged but not required to hunt with other group members and prospective guests whenever possible.
If you can't make at least 2 of the 3 hunt times, you're better off not thinking about joining us, we are mean evil people when it comes to attendance. Ok, not really, but Jo is, but the rest of us will look at you kinda funny too.