January 97: "In the beginning..." Quake.skinner.net, run by KILLMODE changes format from CTF to Team Fortress ver. 2.14 quake. NEMISIS was already a regular here before TF, but soon adapted and grew to love TF over any other Quake mod (like any right thinking induhvidual).
February 97: "We had a swedish guy in our clan?!" Skinner grew to be a very popular TF server, growing in the the number of players daily. Basenji, Iron-Cobra, Sebman (a swedish quaker), Postman, 62nd Assassin, 69th Assassin, Nemisis, and Whiteboy become regulars here. Maps such as "Idaho" and "Hedge6" and "Havoc6" are played regularly here.
March 97: "The IC's." Iron-Cobra forms "Iron-Cobras" with Whiteboy, Sebman, 69th and 62nd Assassins. Soon after Basenji (probably the best player on Skinner at the time), Memnoch, a coworker of KILLMODE, and Postman join, greatly improving its ranks (Memnoch was our very first LPB). After a serious ass kicking session by NEMISIS, IC \ gained him as well.
April 97: "The uprising." Iron-Cobra changes his name to "Evil-Will", and hands over control of the clan to Whiteboy and Basenji. Whiteboy immediately renames "Iron-Cobras" to "GREEN PANTHERS" (because he had the logo of the pot smoking panther). The GP's dominated skinner.net at this time. GP has its first clan match, against NWO (now defunct). A 3 on 3 match, GP wins. "The Knights of Ni!" befriend most of GP. Loudbob (of Loudbob's TF page), Blackheart, Superunknown, and Darkshade join GP . Reddawg also joins GP, but for only a week. Eventually he does this to about 10 clans. Fishgills, a member of the DM clan Omega, also joins GP.
The "62 incident." 62nd Assassin was a bit of a loud mouth. He was so loud in fact that he pissed off a lot of people. I mean a LOT. A debate raged within GP as to discharge him or not. One thing lead to another, and more than half of the clan decides to follow Basenji (who has been coordinating matches and generally running the clan). A few decide to leave altogether, including Fishgills. Everyone leaves, except for NEMISIS, who decides to keep GP alive, even if it is by himself. Very shortly after this everyone decides that GP meant to much to us to abandon completely, so GP is formed again, under the leadership of Basenji. At the end of April, when TF version 2.5 beta came out, GP slowly began the process of porting over to Quake World. May 97: "The new GP." The process of changing to Quake World was tough on GP. Most of us had never played on QW, and the level of competition was much higher. This was really tough on Postman and NEMISIS, who were kick ass Hwguys, but the advent of the new style auto cannon defiled their playing style. But we toughed through it and learned how to play on QW. Fishgills, decides to come back to GP (again, as any right thinking induhvidual would). Live [ThEMaN], PuffDaddy (LPB), and Go-Go join GP. Whiteboy and 69th Assassin, seeing how GP is building a new reputation change their names to Blitzkrieg and Sublime respectively.
June 97: "The Great Exodus to GP." This is when thing really started to turn around for GP. We gained Nub (LPB), Soul Crusher and Magnus (and with them 3 servers), Head Lice, TLF (LPB, a very hard person to recruit), Magnum (LPB) , and Babe-n-Toyland (LPB). Nemisis changed to an LPB. We started to play some serious matches and scrims with some good clans. We faired well, but we still were not a powerhouse that we wanted to be. This was mostly due to inexperience in matches, which would soon be resolved.
July 97: "Nothing Happened here, I swear!" Blackheart dropped off of the face of the earth. Go-Go and Blitzkrieg go off to UO land. Some soap opera drama here. Sublime was honorably discharged from GP. Best of luck to him.
August 97: "Dragon Warz 2." Dragon Warz 2 started up. We had a tough first month of scheduling. We dropped 4 of 5 to UVM, FEB, DV, and SC. Not an easy schedule for any clan. All the matches were close, but the better clan prevailed. due to the UVM match, Puff Daddy changed his name to many things, finally deciding on "Method Man." Magnus also changed his name, seeing how many other "Magnus'" there were out there, to "Torsion", or "Torq" for short (the two words are not synonymous, but it sounds right...). After learning a lot about teamwork and each other, GP regrouped and cam back with a vengeance. We started a winning streak of 18 matches. We gained more valuable members: Kronos, Codefarmer, Bulldog, and Lady-Bulldog. Unfortunately school was about to start back up, and we lost Darkshade, a great member and a bad ass HPB sniper. Nemisis, Babe-n-Toyland, Magnum, Kronos, Superunknown, Basenji, Blitzkrieg, and Method Man all lost time for playing quake to Real Life (TM) (school, mainly).
September 97: "The TFO." By far the most memorable happening of September was GP's showing at the TFO. On the 21st, GP played in nine 30 min. matches of nine different maps, winning them all. We beat such clans as RAGE and REC. This was by far the single best showing of GP to date. Only ONE flag capture was allowed by the GP defense the entire day. We all had a great time and we kicked ass and took names.
October/November/December 97: "New Blood." New tryouts were held, and the GP added a group of new "cubs" to the clan. Tryouts were extensive, as GP would not accept just any players to the ranks. After five and six weeks of tryouts, Slade, Dorsai!, ScorcH, and Grunden, and a week later Rebel, were promoted to full GP status. Each player brought multiple class specialties, but were diversified enough to handle any TF situation, and each brought maturity and teamwork into the mix. "Dragon Warz 2": Dragon Warz 2 ended, with GP just missing a wildcard berth. Early losses and player transition made it difficult to play in consistent GP form. Due to a lack of interest in Quake, a royal asswuppin' from Tricky[DV], and the fact that he felt his skills as a Sniper slipping due to lack of play, TLF left GP.
January 1998 "New Blood part 2." New tryouts StarLord and Musashi were promoted from cub status. Both were kick ass HPB soldiers, but also played nearly every position to complement GP's multi-dimensional form. "Dragon Warz 3": Dragon Warz 3 started with a whoopin' of BraveHeart on their own map, Bam4 11-0, as GP's new and old members began to jell into the newest version of a killing machine!