Sony Online Entertainment has selected its Players of the Year, who will get to attend Fan Faire in Las Vegas from June 25-28. One EverQuest player and one EverQuest II player were chosen for their dedication to their games.
In EverQuest, Palarran from The Tribunal server earned the Player of the Year honor. You can read the poem that was entered for Palarran after the jump.
In EverQuest II, Bownzer from the Crushbone server was selected thanks to the comic strip that was created in his honor, as well as a lengthy commentary. You can read the first comic here, as well as the follow-up comic that acknowledges Bownzer's Player of the Year status. He's a raid leader that will go the extra mile to log in, even when his wireless isn't working.
Gather 'round the fire my friends
To hear a tale of yore
By Karana's hand, a druid began
He changed Norrath evermore
Palarran Taurina is of whom we speak
We’re here to tell of deeds
Big or small, he does them all
All you have to do is ask, and he helps fulfill your needs
In every guild there is dissension
No matter your faction, clique or friends
Love them, hate them or indifferent
With Palarran’s guiding hand and wisdom friction ends
Dragon kill points need to be updated?
Palarran is the man that toils away
Need help to get that flag?
Palarran is the man who’ll lend a hand, so that here you will stay
Who lives in a knothole in Tunare’s tree?
Palarran is the man and he goes meep, meep!
Our shining knight… oops druid
Palarran is here for keeps
Leaders come and leaders go
But Palarran's mettle n'er becomes unfurled
A decade later, still playing together
<Rest in Peace> will rule the world