Remembering Austin "Valmoric" Phillips
CS Sideways, News Editor-in-chief
Monday, November 19th, 2018
On November 6th, 2018 a member of the Star Wars Opposition community and the 501st Legion, Austin “Valmoric” Philips, passed away at the age of 22. Valmoric was one of the head developers and lead texture artist of the Star Wars Opposition mod and a beloved trooper in the 501st; Clone #8816, “Valmoric” joined the 501st on July 7th, 2017 where he eventually became a medic and achieved the rank of senior trooper, but was well known with an active personality in the unit long before then, to the earliest days of the formation of the 501st. With all of these roles, duties and histories in mind, Valmoric as a person was very friendly and kind. He always had time for those in need and went out of his way to make sure everyone around him was happy. 501st troopers are mourning him in different ways, including a large memorial service held by the battalion on Saturday 19th, 2018, which can be found below and many other individuals are holding their own personal vigils to help remember him. We send our wishes to his family and everyone that has been affected by this tragedy. Without much of Valmoric's work, this community would never have existed and he will be missed by many.
The Opposition Team have provided information on how you can help his family through this crisis. For all of you who want to help Valmoric's father (Jayson) get through these tough times, you can support him in GoFundMe by making a donation.
Valmoric's father's GoFundMe
"Thank you for any generosity, it means more than you can know to this family.”
The Opposition Team's discord can also be found here
We hope to continue growing as we hold him close to our hearts, for as long as starsim communities like this exist and as long as people continue playing his mod; Valmoric’s work and memory will be preserved forever within all of us and may that thought inspire all of us to do our very best to carry his legacy...
Written by CT War, CR-C Daedalus and CS Sideways. Edited by CS Sideways.