Black Knights SLAMS Syndisphere (briefly)


Orbis Weekly has been working to cover this story that was tipped to us yesterday. Around 10:15 on October 28th, we received word that Camelot and Argos attacked United Hoods. ORB staff quickly began investigating as news broke that the micro’s protectors – Black Knights & The Syndicate also became involved in this aggression.  To remove bias from our news coverage, we reached out to The Syndicate, Black Knights, Camelot, United Hoods, and Animation Domination. Luckily, we were able to receive comment from all parties on the situation – at the time of our investigation, it would seem that the situation that escalated into war declarations had already fizzled out, but here is what we gathered.

To start at the beginning, we take a look at a couple of bounties that were placed on Camelot nations. These bounties are said to be placed by a United Hoods member by the name of Theodore al-Mahdi. Ayo, leader of United Hoods, tells ORB that “one of UH gov (not gov anymore) put a bounty on Arthur (Camelot) and hit him.” Epi of Camelot confirmed this bounty by saying that not only did UH put the one bounty on Arthur for $30 Million – but they also placed two additional bounties: one for 15 million and the other for 10 million, on other members. “We informed them we’d be cycling till he (Theodore) paid reparations.” Epi told Orb Weekly. “They countered us in the second part of it – and escalated it with allies on both sides appearing.”

Here you can see Theodore of United Hoods declare with reason of “I took out a huge loan to put that 30m bounty on you.”

Up to here, the story remains pretty clear – there were bounties placed, there was a war declaration, there were counters…grab your boots, it’s going to get a bit muddy. Continuing our conversation with Ayo he tells us that “to my knowledge I settled it (bounties) with Epi and [peace] was achieved. Two days later Camelot hits that member again, we countered them and shit went sideways.”


OG Hit
On 10/21 – Theodore of UH hits Arthur of Camelot.
OG peace
On 10/22 Camelot sends over counters which all seem to end in a truce on 10/24.
On 10/25 Camelot hits Theodore again.
On 10/28 (yesterday) Camelot makes another attempt for Theodore.
…which excels into both United Hoods and Camelot w/ Argos being at each other’s throats.               

Nobody can be exactly certain on who called in the protectors; The Syndicate, Black Knights, and Animation Domination – but they were called in. It would seem that for the most part, Animation Domination was backing United Hoods – but as far as negotiations and handling the larger issue, they took a back seat. Instead, Black Knights and The Syndicate talked it out over a few war declarations. It appears that Black Knights wasn’t having it and decided to send some nations over to the United Hoods.


Shortly after you see further declarations back and forth from The Enterprise, The Syndicate, and Black Knights. Obviously, there was a big enough issue at hand that needed to be resolved with a war order rather than simple words between two giants currently engaging in a global on the same team – right? ORB Weekly spoke with Partisan, The Syndicate’s leader who stated simply that “we had a little standoff. It’s been handled since.” For protectors to get involved in multiple wars over micro drama, mid-war, seems like it would be a little bit more than just a ‘little standoff’  – so we kept digging.


ORB Weekly was able to discover this particular message which indicated that the attempt by Camelot on United Hoods with the drawn in of Black Knights was in some way connected to trying to get The Fighting Pacifists involved to further the aggression within the current global. It is obvious that there are connections between all involved, connections that do stretch past United Hoods and into their joint Protectors TFP, Animation Domination, & The Syndicate – which also grows wider into the Paradise Bloc housing The Island, Animation Domination, and Rough Riders and then further connected to Bad Company, Polaris, OWR & TUE in Vanguard. Seems like bit of a stretch, but at the same time maybe worth a shot?

Originally, when speaking with Partisan about the short conflict – we got the notion that this was a simple misunderstanding, however, Partisan tells us that he doesn’t view it as a misunderstanding. “I think Camelot knew darn well what they were provoking.” Partisan was unwilling to comment further on that statement only to add “Bk had its own reasons/motivations which they’d be better suited to comment on.” As we pulled ourselves deeper through the mud in this story, we came across a detail that could explain the main reason behind Black Knights escalating so quickly. While speaking to Epi of Camelot we learned that during the skirmish between Camelot and United Hoods Curu (BK) was impersonated – and by a member of United Hoods. Apparently, this alleged member of United Hoods impersonated Curu on discord and issued orders via DMs to attack different people. Epi was unable to provide any evidence or proof beyond that statement. Pestilence confirms the impersonation saying that something like that did happen, but was unable to give exact details and refused further comment. How did our investigation pan out when questioning Ayo from United Hoods about these allegations? “What? where did you get that from? I don’t even know who curu is,” Ayo told ORB Weekly.

Could this escalation be because there was a serious attempt to widen the base of this war? To provide more war slots and force other alliances to engage? Could this really be a micro aggression issue where Camelot really only was focusing on retribution towards United Hoods in their bounty attempts and original attacks on their nations? Could something deeper be still hiding in the muck of this war? Using protectorates or other alliances as pawns to achieve a certain goal is not new to the world of Orbis. If The Syndicate has enough influence to gather troops for a global war, the current global war, and dogpile TKR & Friends – how much influence would it take to start a little trouble between some protectorates in hopes to tag a few other alliances into the fog of war? Probably very little. Keeping in mind that the theory that this is not the only line of aggression that IQ and T$ will be taking and KT and TGH are still going to enter a/the war at some point, we can only remain skeptic that this was just a little standoff over a minute issue such as micro drama.

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