Yes, as many of you have guessed, the vermin takeover of the forum was an elaborate prank on behalf of the forum staff.
Many questions have been asked over the past 24 hours as to what exactly happened, who was who, etc... Here are the answers to your top questions:
Q: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE FORUM? -or- What's everyone talking about? I wasn't here April 1st.
A: The forum staff became villains for the day, and took over the forum, by renaming the boards villainous things.
Q: Alright, but who was which villain?
A: Matthias720 --> Sawney Rath
TaggerungOfRedwall --> Zwilt the Shade
Osu--> Vilaya Sable Quean
Lutra--> Veil Sixclaw
BrookSkimmer--> Captain Rasconza
Redwall Musician--> Lunar Stellaris
Lily--> Sela the Fox
Q: Who came up with this brilliant idea?
A: James Gryphon, one of our former moderators, came up with this great idea almost six months ago. Redwall Musician originally came up with the idea of staff playing villains, though.
Q: Six months? You guys planned this out six months ago?
Q: How long will the forums look like this?
A: We're planning on putting it back soon. However, some people are indicating that they like the changes. So there's a poll
where you can vote on what you think about the appearance of the forum.