Not quite sure if the name rings a bell, but I'm the player formerly known as Silkyslim - the Galkan Bard.
I actually quit FFXI in December of 2005. I'm back from my World Tour, in which I visited 30 Countries, and more than 200 cities over the course of 2 years, courtesy of American Express and their "elite" Centurion concierge service, so now I'm back to FF.
I wasn't actually able to remember the last 4 or first 4 of my old credit card (-_-;) so I'll be starting from square one with this Taru! If the name rings a bell, drop a line! I'd love to reunite with some old friends.