Final Official Announcement from The Order of the ParadoxDisbandment
Hear me, hear me, the great lands of Cybernations.
I come to thee with a very saddening announcement.
While I don't expect with any of you to remember me, I imagine that The Order of the Paradox alliance will leave many of you puzzled as well.
Some of you might wonder, TOP who?
I understand that we haven't been active in some time now. But man, did we have some good wars in the past.
No words could do this alliance and its history justice. It was an amazing community that gave me a feeling of home away from home.
But like many great empires, TOP's chapter is about to end. But I'd like to think it has made its own mark in history (at least of CN).
Paradoxians are proud people. But proud in good way. We're proud where we came from, what we achieved, and what we carried over to other games and (*gasp*) real world.
Our CN record started with a group of people who came from another gaming community - Paradox Interactive. We went on to build a legacy of our own. The Order of the Paradox proudly flew its flag on May 18, 2006.
Our founders - Avernite, Gustav II Adolf, Mezzo, and Zanza - have lead the alliance into being a major force and defender of Orange color.
Our first treaty came to fruition in November 2006, when we signed the "Non-Treaty Treaty" with the New Pacific Order. This was TOP's first and for a very long time, only, MDP (excluding multilateral treaties).
So shout-out to our first friend, NPO.
We have a long history of wars. The first was during Great War II. We did pretty well, let me tell you. Then came Great War III, Continuum-GPA, War of the Coalition, and many more.
2009 was probably the peak for our alliance. After the Karma War, TOP ascended to the #1 spot in alliance nation strength and alliance score.
Throughout those wars and peace times, TOP has remained loyal to one goal - building a community that has stronger bonds than any political agendas.
I want to give a special shoutout to other of our long standing friends, IRON, with whom we defended the Orange sphere and fostered a great friendship.
While Orange has been our founding base, we had moved to the more Pinker grass in 2011.
Throughout later chapters of TOP's book, I would like to special mention MK for being our friend and Umbrella for taking us under your umbrella-ella-ella-eh-eh-eh.
I'll be honest, I haven't played an active part of TOP since 2012. And I am sure I have missed out a lot of events that came after. But I would like to share below some quotes from Paradoxians - what this alliance and the game meant to them.
At the end of the day, this alliance has always been about the people.
Our book isn't over, just one of the chapters. Until then - Long Live Paradoxia.
Yours truly, ex Grand Mistress of the Order.
Signed by the remaining Paradoxians,
Lum L Lumwood
P. S. Any Paradoxian and all good friend of Paradoxians should come join us on Discord and reminisce the glory days: https://discord.gg/UpvgQX2).