Elliquiy traces its origins to the adult section of rpol.net
, by far the Internet's largest and most active play by post forum at the time. Two particular games there had grown quite large, weighing in at over ten thousand posts each. These were Elven Maiden versus Human Barbarian, and Maiden and Monster. The former had gained a mild degree of infamy on the site, but for a time, all was well.
Some time around December of 2004, someone posted a player request that many people found offensive. We will not repeat the details here, but suffice to say that if the Internet had a community standard for decency, the player request probably violated it. This prompted a change in RPoL's adult policy in January of 2005, which prohibited a number of things, including games who existed almost entirely for sex and games that featured graphic sexual assault (called non-con or non-consensual sex here).
Because the wording was somewhat ambiguous, Elven Maiden vs. Human Barbarian and Maiden and Monster both stuck around for a time, while many of the more graphic and less intelligible games got deleted first. Eventually, in April of 2005, an e-mail was received stating that both games violated the site policy. The reply only asked for time to move.
RPoL's administration gave that time and more, and after some pushing I (Vekseid) was convinced to set up and host Elliquiy. The domain and hosting were purchased on April 25th, and the site was publicly launched the next day. We were with our original host at Acceleratedweb
for three and a half years - for small time adult sites like ours, they were awesome.
Elven Maiden versus Human Barbarian and Maiden and Monster were moved, and several other games left RPoL to join us. Elliquiy had become, for better or worse, the next player of note in the play by post arena. We took a fairly hands-off approach to Elliquiy for the first two years of its run. This proved to be not the best of methods, and so new rules were developed and enforced to help ensure that Elliquiy would be a friendlier place to be.
In November of 2008 we moved our hosting to a VPS Ubiquity
, having outgrown the old shared hosting plan we were on with AcceleratedWeb. In March of 2009 we moved to our own dedicated server, which is hosting Elliquiy and a few other erotic roleplaying communities exclusively.