Riverence, stylized as riverence (or occasionally shortened to river), was a moderator for Rosa Games and convicted cheater. They gained a cult following after members of United Stock and Trade (abbreviated US&T) perpetuated a joke in which riverence "owed Nexaco money." The joke started from in-game events related to US&T, and the punchline laid in the amount of money he "owed"; each retelling of the joke had some exaggerated amount that was always larger than the last instance.
river was also notable for selling cheats, resulting in their ban from most, if not all, community servers and an exile from the overarching community.
According to oxs.international records, river first joined oxs://games in October 2020, though this is just an estimate. They were active until jdb and other server hosts banned them for using/distributing cheats (see Cheating subheading).
"River debt" joke
One of the earliest instances of the joke began in April 2021. Members of US&T created media with river's character hastily put on them with some degree of reference to avoiding debt collection. This was due to some unknown amount of money borrowed from US&T that members members found humorous. The amount was soon forgotten, and the exact number became increasingly exaggerated as time went on, serving as the punchline.
As US&T became more and more noted in Sub Rosa and oxs://games, the joke itself spread like wildfire. Regular, not US&T-affiliated players began to use the joke whenever river would appear, to river's dismay. It became a hinderance to river, so much so that US&T themselves partially banned the joke out of respect. This led to a general decline of its usage; though it still lived on through other instances, this began its decline.
"I think you should leave US&T" Incidents
Following the "River Debt"-era, for a two-month period of time, riverence, upon seeing US&T member Link6456 in-game or in Discord, he would suggest that Link leave US&T and that Ace was not who he seemed. This culminated on June 19, 2021, when--after constantly telling Link to leave UST--river sent him screenshots that were "supposed to show Ace's true colors." In truth, they only further incriminated him and made him lose more of the small reputation and social standing he had remaining. The same night, river apologized to Link for his actions.
Rosa Games moderation
For a short period, river served as a moderator for the new-at-the-time Rosa Games community. He was then removed from the moderation team after river sold their Cheat Engine cheat table (see Cheating subheading).
Cheating and Rosa Games moderation
river's first ban occurred October 5, 2021. According to oxs://games logs, it was a 30-day ban for using a freecam. This soon expanded beyond oxs://games servers, as other community hosts were quick to quench any possibility of confirmed cheating happening in their servers. More information was revealed to the public after Nil, primary founder and developer for Rosa Games, released information regarding his removal from the moderation team. river was in possession of a cheat table for Cheat Engine that allowed such cheats to occur. The problem did not lie in the possession, though, but rather the fact that river sold it; therefore, river became a cheat distributor. This, coupled with rumors of IP logging and recorded risque racial comments, led to river's dismissal from the moderation team.
As of October 31, 2021, river remains banned from all major community servers.