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Who, where, and why. is the personal and professional site of John Beech, my alter ego Markavian, and the site's mascot Fate. Websites have been built on this domain since 2002, and to this day the site continues to promote innovations, digital artwork, and games.
Lucy Markavian - Family Maid
John Beech - Site Editor
Fate - Friend and Mascot

We are based out of Manchester, UK.

The site is hosted from a server in the USA to best serve traffic needs.


This site exists to promote games development, software development, digital artwork, and games communities - such as the Dwarf Fortress Map Archive, Universal Shipyards, and The Fake Clan.


If you need to get in touch, send an email to or send a tweet to @Markavian.

For more information about check out the history page.