Our History

19 May 2004
CV is born

Several forum friends gather to discuss their excitement for the upcoming MMO shown during 2004's E3 for Everyone titled Guild Wars, they decide to name themselves the Charter Vanguard.

29 Oct 2004
Guild Wars Ogaming

Charter Vanguard [CV] the guild, which had grown significantly since its first ad, is first created in-game with Astral Deathseer as its leader. About this time, the guild also finds a new home in official fansite Guild Wars Ogaming where its members begin to host several forum role-plays that they might participate in in-between alpha and beta tryouts.

28 Apr 2005
Guild Wars is launched

Guild Wars is launched, and CV emerges with Uthar Lanx in the forefront as its guild leader, and a website designed by officer Vlad Money. Unfortunately, a portion of CV had grown to expect a larger emphasis on role-play vs linear gameplay, and thus decide not to purchase the game.

June 2005
Leadership handed to Uber X

About this time leadership is handed to CV's 3rd leader Uber X. Officers at this point are Halftoe, Fezz, Vlad Money, Harith, and Tool Oiad.

Aug 2005
Leadership handed to Fezz

An argument breaks out between several officers and members that ends in a split into a second guild, The Covenant [CoV]. Disheartened at the then ailing guild of slightly more than ten, Uber disappears leaving a surprise for PvP officer Fezz, who logs in one day to find himself the 4th leader of CV. Being a generally quiet person, Fezz finds little faith in his leadership from the guild. But he strives nonetheless to save his beloved guild.

8 Nov 2005
New officers promoted
[CoV] activity fades and its remaining members decide to merge with CV once more. Fezz promotes ex-members of CoV Devabriel and Aiden Drake, new webmaster Talia and PvPer Zach to officership.
12 Nov 2005
First Acceptance ceremony

CV has its first Acceptance Ceremony in its Wizards Hall.

Feb 2006
Sizz is promoted

For the first time, members get a chance to satisfy a voting quota that would qualify new potential officer Sizz for Zach's former spot. The quota is filled and Sizz is promoted.

Mar 2006
3 New officers come in

Factions is around the corner, and three new officers; Nuva, Tibbs and Saul, are promoted to facilitate a quickly growing guild. [Fate] breaks apart, and some of its members return to CV.

18 Apr 2006
First Alliance meeting

CV has a meeting with prospective allies Heroes of Talia [HoT], and Order of the Silent Whispers [Shhh]. A deal is forged - an alliance is formed between leader [Shhh], later renamed Pirates of the Tortuga Concord [Trtl], and members HoT, CV, Knights of Darkness [KoD] and God's Chosen [GC] at the launch of Factions.

21 May 2006
Free Spirits of the Jade Sea Alliance

Trtl turns into a faction farming alliance which doesn't sit well with many. Members HoT, CV, KoD and GC decide to leave to create a new alliance named Free Spirits of the Jade Sea [FS], joined by smaller guilds Tyrian Explorers League [TEL] and The Forgotten Dragons [TFD] that had previously applied to Trtl. Strider and Anne are promoted to officer.

28 June 2006
MEOW Joins the alliance

The Samurai Pizza Cats [MEOW] join the FS alliance.

11 Aug 2006
Machinima series pilot episode filmed

The pilot episode of the role play turned YouTube machinima project is filmed featuring members of the FS alliance.

28 Aug 2006
New Guild joins Alliance

The Twilight Wardens [TxW] (guild created by former member of CV) join the FS alliance. Due to disagreements concerning the AC rules, MEOW leaves the alliance.

6 Sep 2006
Guild Merger

Relentless Fury [FuRy] merges with CV.

15 Oct 2006
YoHo joins the alliance

Pirates of the Searing [YoHo] (guild created by former member of HoT) applies. An internal dispute erupts over their entry, initiating the departure of KoD.

7 Jan 2007
SKH joins the alliance

The Shadow Knights of Hades [SKH] joins the alliance. TxW disbands suddenly, and its members merge with CV.

24 Feb 2007
Myth joins the alliance

The Myth of Phoenix [Myth] joins the alliance.

5 Mar 2007
AD joins the alliance

Aequitas Deis [AD] joins the alliance.

28 Apr 2007
KoT joins CV

Keepers of Truth [KoT] merges with CV

19 May 2007
CV's 3rd Birthday

CV celebrates its 3rd birthday. The Ascolan Lords [tal] joins the alliance

15 June 2007
Member Passing

Member Erdian passes away and a wake is held in his honor.

30 June 2007
Cain becomes officer

Cain is promoted to officer.

31 Aug 2007
Leonri becomes officer

Leoneri is promoted to officer.

12 Sep 2007
GotW (Award)

CV is awarded GotW on the official site, and its memberbase goes above 100 and into a waiting list.

13 Oct 2007
CV Alliance

CV decides to leave the FS alliance and form a private alliance of two CV guilds, taking in all who are on the waiting list into CV2 - Fire of the Covenant.

6 Oct 2007
Tyr becomes officer

Tyr is promoted to officer.

6 Jan 2008
Missy becomes officer

Missy is promoted to officer.

25 Jan 2008
5th Leader Change

After nearly 3 years of leadership, Fezz decides to hand it over to CV's 5th leader Sizz.

2 Feb 2008
Mac becomes officer

Mac is promoted to officer.

19 May 2008
CV's 4th birthday

CV celebrates its 4th birthday.

24 May 2008
Cole becomes officer

Cole is promoted to officer

1 June 2008
ASG Merges with CV

Ancient Shaolin Guardians [ASG] merges with CV.

3 July 2008
Member Passing

Member Eziekial Stone (Josh) passes away, and a wake is held in his honor.

25 July 2008
Atom and Sean become officer

Atom and Sean are promoted to officer.

20 Oct 2008
Chartered Vacation set up

CV3 Chartered Vacation is set up for more than 1 mth inactives.

2 Feb 2009
Zakuro and Drunkpuppy become officer

Zakuro and Drunkpuppy are promoted to officer.

19 May 2009
CV's 5th Birthday

CV Celebrates its 5th birthday.

12 June 2009
Legion of Phoenix

CV joins the Legion of Phoenix alliance.

24 Aug 2009
LION joins Legion of Phoenix

LION guild joins the Legion of Phoenix alliance

11 Sep 2009
WUP joins Legion of Phoenix

WUP guild joins the Legion of Phoenix alliance

15 Dec 2009

Guildies in CV2 are reinvited into CV1

19 May 2010
CV's 6th Birthday

CV Celebrates its 6th birthday

5 Jan 2011
New Website

CV's new website is launched

22 Feb 2011
Population growth

Legion of Phoenix alliance decides it's time to expand. An ad is placed on Guru that returns a greater response than expected

1 Mar 2011
2 guilds added to the alliance

The Sacred Vanguard [SaV] and We Made Mallyx Tap [Out] guilds are added to the alliance

27 Mar 2011
YSBT becomes officer

You Sure Bout That is promoted to officership.

3 Apr 2011
RoJ joins the alliance

Reign of Judgement [RoJ] guild is added to the alliance

3 Apr 2011
Legion of Phoenix Website and Forum is launched

Legion of Phoenix website and forum is launched

14 May 2011
Legion of Phoenix welcoming party

The first Legion of Phoenix welcoming party is launched

19 May 2011
CV's 7th Birthday

CV celebrates its 7th birthday

29 Apr 2011
GW2 beta

CV enters the first GW2 beta

29 June 2011
New leadership for CV

Sizz steps down after 4 years of faithful service, handing the power over to Talia, CV's 6th leader. Talia nominates YSBT to share leadership with her. He makes CV's 7th leader.

2 July 2012
Stu the Adventurer becomes officer

Stu the Adventurer is nominated into officership

9 July 2012
Factions Choice

CV aligns itself with the Kurzicks, and leaves the Legion of Phoenix alliance for the Everlasting Sacred Path alliance.

22 July 2012
CV forum revamp

CV's forum is revamped

2 Aug 2012
Jenno becomes officer

Jenno gets nominated into officership. His primary field is in WvW.

25 Aug 2012
GW2 is launched

Headstart for Guild Wars 2 bgins, and so does the Charter Vanguard's GW2 wing.

1 Sep 2012
CV's First acceptance Ceremony

Headstart for Guild Wars 2 bgins, and so does the Charter Vanguard's GW2 wing.

15 Sep 2012
Celestial Enclave alliance

The first Celestial Enclave alliance meet up happens at Ascalon Settlement, Gendarran Fields.

19 Sep 2012
Ember becomes officer

Ember becomes CV's first Oceanic officer. His field is in sPvP.

17 Oct 2012
Icy Tribune becomes officer

Icy Tribune is promoted to be CV's PvE/Dungeon officer.

31 Oct 2012
Alliance Reshuffle
ESP moves out of HoD server, and CV begins to consolidate leaders of allied guilds into the roster for better communication.

On the same day, NZ guild Elysian Fields [ElsF] merges into CV, boosting its Oceanic presence.
30 Nov 2012
HoD Guilds Meeting
HoD has its very first HoD Guilds meeting in Snow Leopard's Lodge, Hoelbrak. And it's met with a large attendance of members of various guilds. Its focus revolves hugely around WvW, and some on PvE. It shows great promise, and guilds are excited about the future of the server.
7 Jan 2013
CV's new WvW Captains

Goalie and Aurorae Eagle are nominated to be CV's first WvW Captains, with the ability to control the spending of influence within WvW.

3 Feb 2013
Server Transfer fees

Server transfer fees come in.
Icy Tribune steps down as officer.

17 Feb 2013
Skar and Kovenito become officers

Skar and Kovenito are nominated as CV's newest PvE officers, Skar covering NA hours and Kov covering Asian hours.

23 Apr 2013
New ad video

An updated introduction video for CV is filmed and uploaded.


23 Apr 2013
CV's 9 birthday

CV celebrates its 9th birthday

10 June 2013
Member birthday

Bgsggk celebrates his birthday with the guild

8 July 2013

CV switches over to the use of Teamspeak (TS), to join with the many other guilds on HoD.

28 Aug 2013
Game Anniversary

CV celebrates GW2's first anniversary.

30 Aug 2013
Alphabets becomes captain

Alphabets is promoted as CV's WvW Captain.

7 Sep 2013
King Slacker becomes officer

King Slacker is promoted as CV's WvW Officer while Jenno is transferred to Administrations.

28 Nov 2013
Empirical becomes officer

Empirical is promoted as CV's PvP Officer.

29 Mar 2014
Yuuki becomes captain

Yuuki Soulstace is promoted as CV's WvW Captain.

17 May 2014
CV's 10 Birthday

CV celebrates its 10th birthday with a 13 hour long party.

4 June 2014
Live RP

Live Role Playing sessions are revived

22 Feb 2015
Elyan becomes officer

Elyan is promoted and Jenno steps down

22 Oct 2015
New Guild hall

CV claims its very first GW2 hall. The Gilded Hollow Hall.

27 Dec 2015
Lazarus and Venia become officers

Lazarus Calrisian is elected as the new NA PvE officer, and Venia is transferred to RP.

15 Jan 2016
Raid teams

Raid teams are set up.

2 Apr 2016
Second GW2 Guild Hall
CV unlocks its second hall, and it's the Lost Precipice hall. Acceptance Ceremonies are moved to the Upper Plaza Waypoint.

Aurelia is elected as the new NA Maguuma officer, and Lazarus is transferred to Raids.
14 May 2016
CV's 12 Birthday

CV Celebrates its 12th Birthday.

19 Nov 2016
Moa and Mokuren become officers

Moa and Mokuren get promoted to officership.

17 Dec 2016

CV Celebrates Wintersday.

22 Apr 2017
Sister becomes officer

Sister gets promoted to officership.

7 June 2017
Zagerus becomes officer

Zagerus gets promoted to officership.

18 July 2017

CV starts up a private Discord server.

9 Aug 2017
Julliant becomes officer

Julliant gets promoted to officership.

12 Aug 2017
GW2 PoF Preview

Expansion 2 Path of Fire preview weekend.

22 Sep 2017
PoF Launched

Path of Fire is launched.

14 Jan 2018
Scavenger Hunt

CV sets up a scavenger hunt through the guild hall game.

27 Apr 2018
Nakaido becomes officer

Nakaido gets promoted to officership.

15 Aug 2018
Raiding for Dummies

Nakaido hosts a Raiding for dummies class.

5 Oct 2018
PoF bounties

Bgsggk runs weekly PoF bounties.

7 May 2022
Dungeoning for dummies

Nakaido sets up a Dungeoning for dummies class.

1 July 2022
Iziero becomes officer

Iziero gets promoted to officership.

29 June 2022
2x a week raids

CV runs 2 raids a week. One on Friday 9:30pm and the other on Sunday 2:3opm.

4 Sep 2022
SAF Merger

CV accepts SAF into its Discord server and thus its members will be part CV members.

9 Jan 2023

CV celebrates Chinese New Year.

26 Feb 2023
Epiphany becomes officer

Epiphany gets promoted to officership.

19 Mar 2023
Skiff racing

CV's first skiff racing event takes place.

21 Mar 2023
Julliant becomes new second leader

YSBT steps down and Julliant takes over as 2nd leader of CV.