Founded in 1998 by Peter Hickey, who served as Editor-in-Chief until the publication ceased in 2005. The Messenger was later refounded under the name of "the Rilloneous Messenger" in September 2006 for a brief period of publication during that month. For many years, it was the "publication of record" of the Virtual Commonwealth of Cyberia, as well as the Free Republic of Rocentia.
Among the original staff writers of the Mattimeo Messenger were Hickey, Neil Spall, and James Conway. A total of fourteen issues were sporadically published during 1998 and 1999 before the publication went dormant until 2004. In 2004, it was reformed as a blog and continued to publish irregularly.
Rilloneous Messenger blog (original Mattimeo archives deleted from blog)