Yeah, those were good ones, and mention of auctions along with houses has me thinking of your Cairhien game and the Pirate/Ninja ability items, we've had a few including my last one where items were used as the means of role ability source or augmentation so I'm wondering if that's what will be auctioned.
It did get me thinking, and I can't remember if Rana joined us before or after we came to RAFO, his picking of Caasi for me might be totally unrelated to it being my own old ID. Though of course if that's the case it's hardly a freak coincidence, but I was kinda half expecting to see Houses 'jedielfsedai', 'gleegirl', 'kinslayer', and 'mhaelsteve'
Yeah, first thing I thought of was your last ID. Then realized that your old ID WAS just your name backwards. (I had only looked at the names first in your post, not your explanation)
CS/CpE. Yay engineering!