At 1:36AM on Monday, August 15, 2016, Bridgette Massenburg, better known in Rooks as the Human Mage Xarisse, passed peacefully in her sleep at the age of 44. Surviving are her mother, Shirley Massenburg, as well as many other friends, family members, and Guildies in both Rooks on Twisting Nether and Hardcore Casuals on Shandris.
Xarisse joined us from WOW First Ward during Mists of Pandaria and quickly moved up the ranks to officer and served as an Exectutor for several years.
She had a beautiful spirit and infectious sense of humor. Truly, our raids into the Siege of Orgrimmar would not have been the same without her. She helped to coin the code phrase "Hot Cocoa" for Atilakai's favorite adult beverage of Dr. Pepper and Captain Morgan, but nothing will top her shouts of "GET YOUR NOODLES!" when she'd activate her Noodle Cart to feed our raids and enable our food buffs. She laughed with us, cried with us, and made us all feel so special.
Xarisse would often have her mother sit and watch her play WoW with an open Vent... she used to say that her mother found so much joy in listening to us all interact and play with one another... tease and sing... joke and laugh... and curse in frustration after the 125th failed Garrosh attempt. She was one-of-a-kind.
From now through next Monday, we will be accepting PayPal donations to send a gift in her memory to her surviving family members. Please click the link at the bottom-right to contribute.
In addition, we are planning an in-game memorial service. At this time, her alts will be removed from the Guild, but her main, Xarisse, will be set to the Evocatus rank where she will remain forever.
Please check out our Facebook Group Page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/rookstn/ for additional information.
Thanks for the memories, Xarisse... you will be greatly missed.