- Cordelia Ka'Dracor
Cordelia Kal'Dracor is an Arch
on Elephant Mud. She began life as an exuberant Cleric, her hair in red-ribboned
bunches, who spent her time on Drakenwood Council standing behind a line of
big scary adventurers shouting "Get Him!".
Over the 8 years since then she has
become an integral part of the Elephant Mud wiz ranks. Cordelia puts
an astounding amount of time and energy into her various projects and
duties on Ele. Life would certainly not be the same without her!
I caught up with her in her workroom
and giving her pet gargoyle the odd pat she dutifully answered my
What do you do for a living?
I'm European Online Community Manager for a whacking great, well known computer
games publisher and even more specifically I work with a vast graphical MMORPG.
I work out near Woking, in Surrey and commute there every day from North London,
takes about 3 hours a day total.
I'm possibly one of the lucky people who does adore their job and industry. I've
taken to calling myself High Priestess of Information Circling. It's madness on
a daily basis, and I do get to travel out to see other offices in different
countries. While I hate flying, I love being able to meet so many people, and
work with some astonishingly talented and inspirational people.
It's hard work, I get up at 6.30am and get home about 9pm at night, before
logging straight into ele and catching up on workload there. Still, it's a far
cry from my time writing letters that said 'No' in inventive ways for Demon
What is your favourite colour?
Deep green, I think. That kind of velvet dark green which is all leaves and
Who is your favourite band?
Oh, it changes on a regular basis, as I work on an 'obsessional' level. I've
been playing A Perfect Circle on repeat, Incubus, Type O Negative, Eve 6,
Sevendust, Chris Cornell and far too many more to expand upon. I guess Type O
are a more consistent favourite than any of those so far. Brand new rotations
include Placebo's new cd, Cold, and a recent New Model Army infatuation.
How and when were you introduced to Elephant Mud?
I first created my character in January 1994, but my introduction to Ele was
before then. I was at Middlesex University, and I met a guy. His housemates were
all slightly insane, but I quite liked that. I was a big fan of text adventures
from my ZX Spectrum days, and I worked out without looking too stupid that they
were talking about something that resembled a text adventure - difference being
- everyone you met was a real person. Wild concept to me back then.
We all used to spend nights in the lounge, everyone talking till dawn about this
place, Ele. The stories were all hysterical, full of daft scenarios and even
dafter conclusions. I knew there and then it was going to dominate my life if I
logged in. I managed to resist it for a little while, but then had to start
Cordelia on her travels.
I'm very glad I did. It did change my life, as I suspected it might. But for the
better. Here I am 7 years later. Been a struggle, a fight, a party and a blast
all rolled into one.
with Cordelia: Part 2
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