I sent an e-mail over to the guys at Verant tonight because I wanted to give them a chance to tell their side of the Terris Thule story. Brad McQuaid, Executive Producer of EverQuest, was kind enough to respond with the following:
We found some artificially buffed and equipped characters who were illegally moved from the Test server to a live server. Those characters will be moved back to Test. The situation has been dealt with internally and we’ll do our best to not let something like this occur again.
Shortly after he wrote me he posted pretty much the same statement on Whineplay, much to the players delight.
If Terris Thule is happy then that is good enough for me.