Illusion was a c64 cracking group, based in Norway. The group was formed at the IT, Razor 1911, Abnormal, Hoaxers and Network Gigaparty in june of 1989 by Sauron from Future and Garfield. Altered Beast in september reported, "again illusion has expanded. now we got rocky and tlw of anm in and fist 'n buzz will probably follow." and even included a notefile listing Sauron, Rocky, Garfield, Gene, Firkin, Dwarf, MRG, Tankard, PK, Thomas on the c64, Hawkeye, TLW and Xymox on the Amiga as members at that time. The Times #1 (november 1989) reported "TANKARD WAS KICKED OUT OF ILLUSION." - reportedly he joined Nato.
The entire group Rough Trade Inc. (at least Richie, Dean, Firefox) joined Illusion around february 1990. The group went into an importing partnership with ATC in june. Zix joined from Network in july.
Germans Pyle and Deff from Crazy joined the group in january 1991. Gene joined Dominators around january. Shock 1 (may 1991) reported that Frank/Crazy joined, that the bbs Gee Spot (previously Garden of Eden) had joined, that the bbs The Forum had joined after their previous home Random had died, and that Pudwerx (also from Random) joined to help ntsc fix releases.
Corruption #12 (march 1992) brought the news that Illusion was rebuilt, and the members were Pudwerx, Prodigy, Richie, Despiser, Hero, Sauron, Fist and Freestyle. Previous member Gene rejoined the group in april.
They were voted #7 overall group in Reformation 1 (april 1993). In may, Gene, Hero and a few other Norwegian members from Oslo and Trondheim were caught for abusing AT&T cards, and fined $25,000 by the norwegian phone company! Darklord left for Legend, Atmos and Dog joined, while KINETIC DREAMS went to Triad and became their WHQ in may. Sauron moved from his home city of Moss to Trondheim to study engineering at NTH (Norwegian Technological University) around july, which may pose problems for his cracking. American sysop Brett took it upon himself to kick Freestyle and Zorlac in august. He also kicked Rebel, who found a new home in Legend. Then he recruited American The Serpent. Derbyshire Ram remained a member, despite the rumours on some boards that he joined Legend. Atmos joined Success in august. October was a busy and problematic month for the group. An internal storm started brewing between swiss Freestyle (Thomas) and Brett over control of the American boards (PURGATORY and ILC). Freestyle continued to press his demands of control onto them, as well as other members of the group, and it culminated in him discussing internal ILS matters in the public conferences on Holiday In Cambodia instead of internal ILS conferences on their own boards. In the end, Freestyle demanded a vote on the americans status, and everyone voted for them staying except him and Zorlac, so he left.