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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CV has its first Acceptance Ceremony in its Wizards Hall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Samurai Pizza Cats [MEOW] join the FS alliance.
The pilot episode of the role play turned YouTube machinima project is filmed featuring members of the FS 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.
Relentless Fury [FuRy] merges with CV.
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.
The Shadow Knights of Hades [SKH] joins the alliance. TxW disbands suddenly, and its members merge with CV.
The Myth of Phoenix [Myth] joins the alliance.
Aequitas Deis [AD] joins the alliance.
Keepers of Truth [KoT] merges with CV
CV celebrates its 3rd birthday. The Ascolan Lords [tal] joins the alliance
Member Erdian passes away and a wake is held in his honor.
Cain is promoted to officer.
Leoneri is promoted to officer.
CV is awarded GotW on the official site, and its memberbase goes above 100 and into a waiting list.
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.
Tyr is promoted to officer.
Missy is promoted to officer.
After nearly 3 years of leadership, Fezz decides to hand it over to CV's 5th leader Sizz.
Mac is promoted to officer.
CV celebrates its 4th birthday.
Cole is promoted to officer
Ancient Shaolin Guardians [ASG] merges with CV.
Member Eziekial Stone (Josh) passes away, and a wake is held in his honor.
Atom and Sean are promoted to officer.
CV3 Chartered Vacation is set up for more than 1 mth inactives.
Zakuro and Drunkpuppy are promoted to officer.
CV Celebrates its 5th birthday.
CV joins the Legion of Phoenix alliance.
LION guild joins the Legion of Phoenix alliance
WUP guild joins the Legion of Phoenix alliance
Guildies in CV2 are reinvited into CV1
CV Celebrates its 6th birthday
CV's new website is launched
Legion of Phoenix alliance decides it's time to expand. An ad is placed on Guru that returns a greater response than expected
The Sacred Vanguard [SaV] and We Made Mallyx Tap [Out] guilds are added to the alliance
You Sure Bout That is promoted to officership.
Reign of Judgement [RoJ] guild is added to the alliance
Legion of Phoenix website and forum is launched
The first Legion of Phoenix welcoming party is launched
CV celebrates its 7th birthday
CV enters the first GW2 beta
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.
Stu the Adventurer is nominated into officership
CV aligns itself with the Kurzicks, and leaves the Legion of Phoenix alliance for the Everlasting Sacred Path alliance.
CV's forum is revamped
Jenno gets nominated into officership. His primary field is in WvW.
Headstart for Guild Wars 2 bgins, and so does the Charter Vanguard's GW2 wing.
Headstart for Guild Wars 2 bgins, and so does the Charter Vanguard's GW2 wing.
The first Celestial Enclave alliance meet up happens at Ascalon Settlement, Gendarran Fields.
Ember becomes CV's first Oceanic officer. His field is in sPvP.
Icy Tribune is promoted to be CV's PvE/Dungeon officer.
On the same day, NZ guild Elysian Fields [ElsF] merges into CV, boosting its Oceanic presence.
Goalie and Aurorae Eagle are nominated to be CV's first WvW Captains, with the ability to control the spending of influence within WvW.
Server transfer fees come in.
Icy Tribune steps down as officer.
Skar and Kovenito are nominated as CV's newest PvE officers, Skar covering NA hours and Kov covering Asian hours.
An updated introduction video for CV is filmed and uploaded.
CV celebrates its 9th birthday
Bgsggk celebrates his birthday with the guild
CV switches over to the use of Teamspeak (TS), to join with the many other guilds on HoD.
CV celebrates GW2's first anniversary.
Alphabets is promoted as CV's WvW Captain.
King Slacker is promoted as CV's WvW Officer while Jenno is transferred to Administrations.
Empirical is promoted as CV's PvP Officer.
Yuuki Soulstace is promoted as CV's WvW Captain.
CV celebrates its 10th birthday with a 13 hour long party.
Live Role Playing sessions are revived
Elyan is promoted and Jenno steps down
CV claims its very first GW2 hall. The Gilded Hollow Hall.
Lazarus Calrisian is elected as the new NA PvE officer, and Venia is transferred to RP.
Raid teams are set up.
Aurelia is elected as the new NA Maguuma officer, and Lazarus is transferred to Raids.
CV Celebrates its 12th Birthday.
Moa and Mokuren get promoted to officership.
CV Celebrates Wintersday.
Sister gets promoted to officership.
Zagerus gets promoted to officership.
CV starts up a private Discord server.
Julliant gets promoted to officership.
Expansion 2 Path of Fire preview weekend.
Path of Fire is launched.
CV sets up a scavenger hunt through the guild hall game.
Nakaido gets promoted to officership.
Nakaido hosts a Raiding for dummies class.
Bgsggk runs weekly PoF bounties.
Nakaido sets up a Dungeoning for dummies class.
Iziero gets promoted to officership.
CV runs 2 raids a week. One on Friday 9:30pm and the other on Sunday 2:3opm.
CV accepts SAF into its Discord server and thus its members will be part CV members.
CV celebrates Chinese New Year.
Epiphany gets promoted to officership.
CV's first skiff racing event takes place.
YSBT steps down and Julliant takes over as 2nd leader of CV.