I joined CN on May 18, 2006, under the name Ryan Smyth. I never intended to make this my permanent moniker, but I wanted to get a feel for the game, see how it looked, and whether or not I wanted to join. After several days it became clear that I did, so after letting my nation die, I restarted as Cheyenne of Northern Territory, on June 4. To clear up some misconception I've ahd about this name: No, I am not, in fact, a female. The name is derived from the model of my brother's truck at the time, a Chevy Cheyenne. I liked the name, and took it. I have always pronounced it, however, as Chay-Yen, with a hard "ch" sound, as opposed to Shay-Yen.
June 5th proved to be a day that would mark my time in CN, as it was when I received a private message on the forums from someone called Lord Zion, informing me of a "secret" alliance he was forming. I was intrigued, told him so, and soon enough I was the third member of his alliance. He seemed quite adept at recruiting, as we quickly grew to twenty members, all of whom were sworn to secrecy.
Included in this alliance were several members of other alliances, including a character named Draka, who was currently enlisted into the NPO. At the time, while I knew this would be frowned upon, I did not know of the seriousness of it. Several of you may know Draka as the ONOS leader directly under King Arthur II at the time of the alliance's downfall at the hands of NPO. Suffice to say, he was not a very intelligient player.
To be continued.