These 3 have had things to deal with outside the forums. Also, as bad as the forums are these days, the lack of them posting is easily accounted for. Despite that I keep in close contact with all 3 of them at all times, Ferret and Fudlow through xfire and WoW/D2, Thas through MSN.
Fudlow lurks around. He posts occasionally, but is usually on WoW at least once a day. Ferret gets on Diablo alot lately. Thas only gets on at work, which is around 9am-5pm weekdays. He apparently still has no internet at home. Which is hilarious because I got my computer and have had it running for weeks now and he should have had his going way before me.
*Thas leaves the room with sword ready going towards the training grounds.*
The hardening of battle does leave us, true. However, those who have witnessed the truest abominations, have fought the strongest and most ruthless enemies, and have done so without the thought of personal gain shall never soften what war has caused. They may have their weak moments, however they rarely show weakness.