An Ode to Springy and Tetrahydra

In the past five years or so we have been fortunate to reconnect with some Pirates we had lost touch with.  There are a few commonalities each time this happens:

  1. Shared enthusiasm, trading old stories, discussing raids, etc.
  2. About 5 minutes into the conversation being asked, “That’s great…but what about Springy and Tet??”

This is something I never take offense to because I hold that question in the same priority.  Why is this so important?  Well, if you know who they are then you already know the answer to that question.  If you weren’t fortunate enough, allow me to share a bit…

  • Springy – Originally Mage followed by Opheliaa (Priest) and ultimately Vanya (someone else’s Shaman).
  • Tetrahydra – Warlock.  Aka “Tet”.  Aka “Pot”.  Aka “The Hungarian Danny DeVito”.

Springy and Tet joined PoBD in the first few months of the Guild’s creation.  Springy was a level 60 Mage disgruntled with his former guild, and Tet was a Warlock finishing his journey to level 60.  Both filled out applications on our website and were welcomed-in shortly thereafter.  What made them such important members for several years and owners of their own legend can be attributed to who and what they are.

Springy was an exceptional mage.  He made his mark on damage meters and was rather hell-bent in PVP.  When he migrated to Priest due to the needs of raid comp he proved to be an even better healer.  He faithfully played that lead healer role in PoBD through Vanilla and into early Wrath of the Lich King.  It is likely he holds the record for number of /gquits…but he came back every time.  He served as an Officer of the Guild and played a big role in our progression at times.  Ultimately though, he was probably everyone’s favorite laid-back guy to talk to in the off-times.  At some point nearly everyone considered Springy a friend.

Tet…well, Tet has a mythical legend all his own.  If there was a poll for most popular Guild Member ever, my money is on Tet being #1.  He is an entertainer – both intentionally and unintentionally.  He is the Hungarian Danny DeVito with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s voice.  He is the recipient of his very own dedicated strategy for Vaelastrasz in Blackwing Lair.  We wondered for years why he always struggled on that boss until we found out he played Vanilla on a Pentium 3.  Tet’s greatness truly came from his kindness though.  He was the guy who would help you farm Fire Resist Potions before a raid he couldn’t attend.  He was the guy who would mail you a Flask when he overheard you were low on gold.  He was the guy who would drop whatever he was doing when you were struggling to fill an UBRS run.  He was early to every raid he signed-up for, and he entertained you at every turn.

Safe to say, if you guys are out there, we’d like to hear from you.