I was reminiscing about this game today, I had many fun memories of it, and I wanted to share one and see if anyone else remembers.
I can't remember the year it happened, but at the time it had become very popular to hang out in a spot in the forest, near a statue of one of the Gods, I believe the name was Duach?
As I was quite bored, I was creating a new character, and I decided to try and make him look exactly like the god Duach, and then I tried to use the name Duach, and to my surprise, it was untaken..
I waited until a time when the servers were empty, and I walked out to the statue and hid my character out of sight, behind the statue.
At the time, not much new content was being added to the game, so it was fairly stale in terms of updates...
I waited until the room got full again and a lot of people were hanging out, and then I logged in as Duach and started speaking, I can't remember what I said, probably something like "I shall return again soon!"
It became gossip for a few days, and people would hang out until the statue spoke again, excited to see if this was some kind of world event.
I logged in as Duach one day and the head GM, I think his name was Stephen summoned my character to his house, we had a brief chat and he said what i did was clever and then he said he was banning/deleting my character. I think he showed me some of his cool GM powers.
Very fun experience I had.. I miss The Realm... was great fun back in the day!