Friday Oct. 12 03:36 | ORB Newsroom – Word on the Street
The Knights Radiant has been the center of numerous rumors the past few months, the main reason for this is probably easy to identify – they are the top dog and have been on the top for quite a long time now. A lot of times, TKR is seen as the alliance that sets policy or is blamed for trying to police the world – so it makes sense people try to dig up some dirt right?
We have heard this rumor from several people over the past couple months and you’ve probably heard it too. This one centers around The Knights Radiant and The Commonwealth (if you couldn’t tell by the title) and the ‘fact’ that TCW will be dropping TKR and heading out on an adventure to do their own things.
Is it true? Orbis Weekly doesn’t believe it, but to stomp this rumor, we did our homework.
TKR and TCW first joined hands on January 29th 2017 – come this January, they’d be together for quite a long time – in fact – longer than most alliances stay in existence in this game. Even though this rumor puts direct tension between both of the alliances at hand, beyond this rumor we haven’t seen anything that would point towards any type of tension or separation between both alliances – so where is this rumor coming from and how are so many people saying it holds roots?
Orbis Weekly had a chance to catch up with [Redacted for anonymity], our contact in TCW, to discuss what we have been hearing on the streets. Like any drama, usually this happens when alliances just aren’t meshing anymore – they aren’t getting along. We touched base on the relationships between TCW and TKR [Redacted] told us that “our members get along, there’s also the Cakey/Smith troll meme war that still goes on in private.” When asked what that troll/meme war was about [Redacted] replied, “Cakey accused Smith of stealing his cat to turn it into Christmas Roast. They spent a couple of weeks making advertisements poking at each other.” Sounds like this is done in good fun and our investigations into relations between TCW and TKR members has turned up nothing but either neutral or favorable replies and attitudes towards each other – were we missing something?
The big idea here is that TCW is rumored to believe they are bigger and badder out in the world on their own – they don’t need TKR holding their hand anymore, they want to be free…some have even said that TCW is owned by TKR. “We aren’t a puppet like some people seem to think and TKR has never treated us as such.” [Redacted] told Orbis Weekly. “There just happens to be a lot of individual friendships between us so we got each other’s back sort of thing.” When questioned about actually taking the step to go out on their own, [Redacted] replied that “we could if we wanted to, but like I said, why dump TKR to appease the trolls?” Technically, [Redacted] isn’t saying they wouldn’t go out on their own – but if they did – they wouldn’t be doing it in the fashion to appease trolls spreading this rumor.
We believe that part of this rumor came to surface due to the realizations that TKR is out and about looking for treaties. We know they have approached several alliances, including the Vanguard/BC debacle that came to light a few weeks back and the current stacking of Tesla to their short ally list. What some may neglect to understand is with a different leader comes different leadership skills and abilities. Most of TKR’s history has left their character as being their own sovereign entity, alone, with other entities approaching them – not the other way around. Seeing Adrienne approaching other alliances and hopping all over discord is different for TKR standards and we believe that this new method of foreign affairs for TKR is what really sparks the rumor mill within the Orbis community. “Why shouldn’t they look for another alliy if they have a good relationship with an alliance?” [Redacted] told Orbis Weekly. “The world is different than it was when TKR had a million treaties and was a core of Syndisphere.”
Another part of this rumor was that when TKR heard about TCW stepping out and doing things on their own, TKR approached TCW government and begged them to stay just a while longer till TKR got their foreign affairs together. [Redacted] told us that Adrienne isn’t the begging type and they haven’t heard this rumor before. “Put it this way, if someone asked to use me as a shield so they could just dump us themselves, I’d probably just fire their ass out of a cannon,” [Redacted] said. Which makes sense – knowing Adrienne, we can’t see her or TKR resorting to begging, but it was a rumor we needed to check out.
Lastly, with our Brink reports we always touch base on what TKR is doing and if they will be the target of the upcoming global war on Orbis. Part of these developments was learning about TKR trying to squeeze in with Bad Company and the Vanguard bloc – but ultimately getting rejected. With word that this move is still on the back burner and BC is still encouraging this idea, we wanted to know what TCW would do or where they would sit if TKR did take that position. “It’s all predicated on TKR outright joining Vanguard which I just don’t see happening. It’s an interesting question though because the goal for both of us is to not make a super sphere.” [Redacted] said.
To further our investigation we reached out to a few individuals in TKR. Multiple TKR members stated the same as our friend from TCW. It seems to be quite obvious at this point in our search for answers that the relationships between TCW and TKR are surprisingly strong – from the bottom all the way to the top. One member of TKR even told us that multiple TCW government members would throw their lives on the line for TKR. Additionally, Adrienne – leader of TKR – told us that TCW and TKR have a good relationship. “There aren’t any plans to split up or anything like that and we’re not trying to join Vanguard.”
Orbis Weekly chooses to investigate rumors even if at the start they are clearly false. The relationship between TCW and TKR have been there for quite some time and during our investigation we have truly identified the strength of their bond. Whoever starts these rumors should try harder to connect rumor to some basic facts and maybe do a little research – additionally – if you choose to believe these rumors right off the bat, open your eyes and stay tuned to Orbis Weekly.