|Joined Clan||June 26, 2013|
August 5, 2012
Master quest cape
May 3, 2018
Quest point cape
Derparnieux, or more commonly known as simply Derp, is a member of the RuneScape Guild. He is a member of the RS Guild Council and the Head of the RS Honor Council, an office which he has held since March 21, 2018. He joined Clan Quest on June 26, 2013.
The name "Derparnieux" has been topic of discussion within Clan Quest, as many people have deemed it difficult to spell and pronounce. The name originates, though, from a series of books Derp loved as a child - "The Ranger's Apprentice" by John Flanagan. A warlord by the name of Deparnieux was a minor character in the third book of this series, The Icebound Land. The name was chosen as an homage to this character, and the brilliant series of books in general. The addition of the first 'r' was necessary, as the original name was unavailable at the time the RuneScape account was created. However, one might argue this addition gave the name its familiarity and recognisability, as nowadays Derp mainly goes by this nickname: Derp.
Derp has played RuneScape on and off ever since his brother introduced him to the game in primary school. The exact date he started playing is unknown, but he has estimated it to be around 2007. For the first five years of him playing RuneScape, Derp played on several different accounts, never really keen on setting goals for himself or being, in any way, efficient. During this time, he discovered his love for the game, specifically his love for questing and Treasure Trails. Not quite coincidentally, the latter is also what Derp is generally known for - he is an avid hunter of clue scrolls, having completed over 2000 clue scrolls on his two main accounts.
Early RuneScape usernames held by Derparnieux include Bleu Dragon7 and Crush Law. Both of these accounts, however, have been lost to the gaping maw of eternity. And this is Xau-Tak.
During the summer holidays of 2012, specifically on the 5th of August, Derp sat in his bedroom. He was playing RuneScape on one of his old accounts. However, for some reason historians disagree about to this day (probably the fact that he had already completed all quests on the previous account), he felt the need to create a new account. He named this new account Derparnieux. However, as you might expect, the earliest purpose for this account was not to obtain the renowned Quest point cape again - no, the grind which started this account was a grind towards 99 Fletching.
There is nothing much more to be said about this account. Over the years, Derp has achieved multiple noteworthy feats on this account, although the particular dates of achievement have been lost to the spiral of time. These feats include obtaining the Max cape, the Completionist cape and the Master quest cape. However, Derp is currently not able to wear his Completionist cape, for the sole reason of not having a single Solak kill to his name. He intends to reclaim this cape at some point in time, but definitely not any time soon.
On this account, though, Derp's love for Treasure Trails finally came to some form of fruition. As of November 2018, his combined number of completed hard, elite and master clues is about 1400. However, due to the fact that Derp has grown a bit bored of playing on Derparnieux, clue progress has just about halted on the account. Derp nevertheless remains confident that he will pick up the pace at some point in the future.
Derp has created quite a few alternate accounts since the creation of Derparnieux. One notable but not all too relevant example of these accounts is Gladion, an account created by Derp due to his feelings of aimlessness on the main account. However, Derp regained the motivation to play on his main account during early 2017. Gladion subsequently began to see less and less playtime, ultimately being deemed completely abandoned as of March 3, 2017.
Another major shift occurred as an indirect result of the release of Menaphos in June 2017. This caused Derp to lose both his Master quest cape and Completionist cape on his main account. This gave him a renewed sense of purpose, and he spent basically the rest of the year trying to reobtain these capes. This task was completed in early 2018. Having completed these two slightly-long-term goals, the aimlessness hit again.
The solution to the aimlessness came during early May, 2018, when Derp and Shiro Shana decided to engage in a competition - who of the two could obtain Quest point cape and Max cape the fastest on completely new accounts? On May 3, 2018, the accounts Fresh Derp and Fresh Shiro were created. This race renewed Derp's motivation completely - to this day, he still plays on this new account actively. This account has gone through several namechanges over time, but eventually the name Derpaltnieux stuck, as a pun on his original account name Derparnieux.
While this race only strengthened Shiro's motivation to play on his main account, it did the complete opposite for Derp; the overwhelming majority of his playtime was spent on the race account, and not on the main. As a result of this invested time, Derp achieved the first and simplest goal of the race on September 23, 2018 - the Quest point cape - after about 4.5 months since the account's creation. However, Derp wouldn't be Derp if he hadn't also spent tons of valuable time completing - you guessed it! - clue scrolls. If you, the reader, are interested in the progress of this race, you can find the shared safekeep here.
Clan Quest History
The early years
Not much is known about Derp's early years in Clan Quest, bar his join date of June 26, 2013. During the early years, he had never considered himself a particularly notable member of the clan. This did change little by little over the course of Derp's membership, to the point where Derparnieux is now a recognisable name in clan chat platforms and, dare I say, a popular and widely-known member of the clan in general.
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In March of 2018, following the new Constitution, elections were called for the office of Head of RS Honor Council. On a platform of activity and transparency, Derp won these elections and was subsequently instated as Head of the RS Honor Council on March 21, 2018. His first tenure as Head was relatively quiet, with no major incidents occurring. However, Derp realised after a few months that a few of his fellow Honor Councillors had become rather inactive. In an effort to enforce the rules of activity and in order to incite a new vote, he resigned his position as Head on August 28, 2018. Derp was subsequently re-elected, making him the first person in Clan Quest history to have been elected for the office of Head of RS Honor Council twice.
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Derp was a part of the group colloquially known as the "Dutch delegation" for Runefest 2018. During said event on October 6, 2018, he was promoted to the RS Guild Council alongside fellow "Dutch delegation"-member Shiro Shana.