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Lucius Optimus
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Since the conclusion of the Korlathican War of 2019 and the tumultuous process The Imperial Entente and her allies underwent in pursuit of that peace, I have been of the opinion that

elements of the Doomsphere (CLAWS and DBDC) have maintained a firm grip on the grudges they bear against my alliance and our friends in the microverse. In the past year alone; there have been numerous instances of raids or rogue activity carried out by actors who once hailed from the Doomsphere against the Entente and our allies. We have been met with either outright dismissal when voicing our concerns on these issues or even belligerence for daring to take issue with it.

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But most importantly I was convinced I knew of their Modus Operandi; on account of working with them before.

 

To me? That includes every aggressive action we have had to deal with -which I believe to originate from the faction I speak of- over the past few months.

A nation called Nuketech2 declared war on the Entente (and only the Entente) in recent months. This nation was engaged by our allies in COBRA to assist defensively. Johnny Apocalypse reached out to the nation in question to learn a bit about them and where they came from. He assured me that he was simply an old guard player from the now defunct Nuclear Proliferation League alliance, having a look around out of nostalgia. As things go with COBRA, he decided to join them upon realising they are ultimately good people and the best way to get to know them is on the battlefield (as I did I guess). Despite this; with the timing of the hit; the countless unidentified spy reports befalling various Entente something did not sit right with me. This further lead me to believe there were indeed covert measures being enacted upon us. This suspicion plays into my reasoning for seeking to build a means to gather intelligence, so that if we were facing some onslaught or pending aggressive action? We would have the intelligence to prepare for such an outcome and protect our own:

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In summary: I believe there exists a faction of leaders engaged in a conspiracy to pursue our destruction, a Doomspericy if you will. A  recent example of one of these people would be Banned- the leader responsible for leaking details of my private conversations with TDE, which provided CLAWS the just cause for their actions against the Entente.As a result, it is hard for me to not see a correlation relating to my theory here.

 

When TDE returned to the game it was during a troubling time and tensions with CLAWS were at a fever pitch. I greeted him as an old friend and comrade.

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Eventually we would inevitably talk about The Crimson Army (pan alliance intel/militarism is the background) and resurrecting that in a new form.

 

Long story short; I put my faith in the wrong person. Ultimately it turns out that TDE has decided to betray me for that sweet sweet Doomjuice- despite his complicity in the very plot I stand accused of. Ironically I actually informed TDE that he should be facilitating a de-escalation between Cobralition and RFI, but obviously that doesn’t fit the narrative of the DoW against us:

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I accept full responsibility for entertaining the notion of pursuing a means of gathering intelligence on CLAWS through measures that would be considered espionage. I had my reasons for this but that is no justification for this and I fully acknowledge I should have re-evaluated my actions and taken a more diplomatic approach if I wanted to learn more of CLAWS and their intentions.

 

The question of why I did not approach CLAWS has been raised and is a valid question which I will answer.

Unfortunately, my mistrust and our extensive history got the better of me and my decision making. A precedent for rolling me even when I had admitted a wrong-doing had been established in the past, I admitted to spying on COBRA and as a result GK declared war on the Entente. This told me that I should keep my cards even closer to my chest going forward. Many of the people around for that instance are still fighting me today, many of them have become my closest allies. (GK had touched on this and I whole-heartedly appreciate his support)

 

So to sum up; I concede that CLAWS has every right to pursue action against the Entente for my actions and I freely admit it was a mistake to conspire in the way that I did.

When one invents a conspiracy to uproot a conspiracy, who is the true conspirator? Is it really so binary?

It is complicated and quite the rabbit hole to find yourself stuck in.

 

When such a time arises that they feel peace is appropriate, I would like to let it be known to CLAWS that my door is open. They need only knock.

 

I have EVERY INTENTION to see the Entente through this fight and any peace will have to be negotiated directly with me. Sovereignty, independence and integrity are key values for us and I will do my utmost to uphold them as I see this fight through to the very end- as long as my brothers and sisters of The Imperial Entente shall have me do so. To each and everyone of you; I thank you, I could not ask for a better band of brothers and sisters at my side.

 

And to my allies; my sincerest thanks for your kind words here and on Discord.Though I truly appreciate the sentiment and your willingness to back us up. Defending my actions is ultimately unnecessary. You will stay the course, eyes on the prize.

 

 

-Lucius Optimus 
 Emperor of the Entente 

 

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It takes a lot of stones to admit to things like this, especially when as you said the last time you did so? You were attacked for your honesty. I, on the other hand deeply value people with the integrity and self-awareness that you have Lucius and this is why I am proud to have you as an ally of COBRA and more importantly as a friend.

 

Here's hoping that once the fight is done and dusted that this matter can be finally put to rest.

 

o/ TIE

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11 minutes ago, Johnny Apocalypse said:

It takes a lot of stones to admit to things like this

 

Even more to do so before the meat of the subject is already a matter of public record.

 

That said, Lucius, I respect your ability to admit to wrongdoing (rather than bend over backwards to justify yourself as the innocent good guy) and to avoid promoting escalation over defending your own mistake. That says some good things about your character and I hope it works out for you.

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10 minutes ago, Tankobite said:

 


It’s a legitimate question-
 

Let’s say tomorrow Lucious woke up and had more power than CLAWs, would he still be all sappy? Absolutely not.
 

It’s a guilt tripping measure. If he truly was sincere, he’d of dealt cordially in private and then see if CLAWs wanted a public statement. All this is is a PR move.

 

Cry me a river Lucious, lead your alliance for Christ sakes. Burn and make up after the war.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, James Spanier said:

 

Even more to do so before the meat of the subject is already a matter of public record.

 

That said, Lucius, I respect your ability to admit to wrongdoing (rather than bend over backwards to justify yourself as the innocent good guy) and to avoid promoting escalation over defending your own mistake. That says some good things about your character and I hope it works out for you.

If only Lucius had even written it.  Easy money says that Lucius provided the additional context of the logs (which doesn't make him look better) and did the posting, but that Kapleo wrote this thing.  Maybe I got the author wrong, but I'm sure of one thing, those words didn't come from Lucius.

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4 minutes ago, Banned said:

If only Lucius had even written it.  Easy money says that Lucius provided the additional context of the logs (which doesn't make him look better) and did the posting, but that Kapleo wrote this thing.  Maybe I got the author wrong, but I'm sure of one thing, those words didn't come from Lucius.

 

I mean, I guess that's a possibility, doesn't change that by posting it's attributed to him. Even insincere, he's avoided making an ass out of himself replying to the DoW or in public Discord channels by twisting himself into a pretzel pretending he did nothing wrong. It would be extremely easy to rally the base, escalate the war, and deny the evidence. He has demonstrated annoyance at being caught and with the person that led to it, but that's a pretty natural reaction.

 

I don't think CLAWS has set out in this war to disband TIE, not sure what else could be done that isn't already, so if TIE wants to set the groundwork for the eventual peace let them.

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You did good, Lucius. I am honored to be your ally and friend. I have seen you been bold to defend just causes and now seeing you being humble and able to admit your mistakes makes me appreciate you even more.

 

I wish you and the Entente luck in your conflict, you have all of our support. I'm a message away whenever you need us.

 

o/ The Imperial Entente 

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38 minutes ago, James Spanier said:

That said, Lucius, I respect your ability to admit to wrongdoing (rather than bend over backwards to justify yourself as the innocent good guy) and to avoid promoting escalation over defending your own mistake. That says some good things about your character and I hope it works out for you.

 

This right here.

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1 hour ago, James Spanier said:

 

Even more to do so before the meat of the subject is already a matter of public record.

 

That said, Lucius, I respect your ability to admit to wrongdoing (rather than bend over backwards to justify yourself as the innocent good guy) and to avoid promoting escalation over defending your own mistake. That says some good things about your character and I hope it works out for you.

A sentiment I echo.

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7 minutes ago, Lord Hitchcock said:

This public display of dog !@#$ was a brilliant move-

 

either Lucious gets his peace or Johnny gets his propaganda 

 

13 hours ago, Lord Hitchcock said:


I surely wanted TIE to own up and apologize for their mistake and produce an amicable conclusion- the monster in me.
 

 

Which of these posts is how you really feel?

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6 minutes ago, Johnny Apocalypse said:

 

 

Which of these posts is how you really feel?


Owning up and apologizing, in good faith, is something that is done in private.
 

What Lucious attempted to do was spotlight. 

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1 hour ago, James Spanier said:

 

Even more to do so before the meat of the subject is already a matter of public record.

 

That said, Lucius, I respect your ability to admit to wrongdoing (rather than bend over backwards to justify yourself as the innocent good guy) and to avoid promoting escalation over defending your own mistake. That says some good things about your character and I hope it works out for you.

Thank you James and @Tevron

 

We should play more chess sometime. 

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26 minutes ago, Lord Hitchcock said:


Owning up and apologizing, in good faith, is something that is done in private.
 

What Lucious attempted to do was spotlight. 

 

I will leave you with a single word to demonstrate what you are doing, it is a word you are familiar with which you use time and time again but clearly do not understand how it is used:

 

Backpedaling.

 

 

Goodnight x

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6 hours ago, Lucius Optimus said:

 

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And to my allies; my sincerest thanks for your kind words here and on Discord.Though I truly appreciate the sentiment and your willingness to back us up. Defending my actions is ultimately unnecessary. You will stay the course, eyes on the prize.

 

 

-Lucius Optimus 
 Emperor of the Entente 

 

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:D_::E_::A_::T_::H_:

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:D_::O_::O_::M_:

 

 

Let me know if you need any memes.

Head up, homie:.

 

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6 hours ago, Johnny Apocalypse said:

 

I will leave you with a single word to demonstrate what you are doing, it is a word you are familiar with which you use time and time again but clearly do not understand how it is used:

 

Backpedaling.

 


Oh please, you were just justifying his actions in the other thread.
 

 

 

 

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35 minutes ago, Lord Hitchcock said:


Oh please, you were just justifying his actions in the other thread.
 

 

 

 

 

I very clearly stated to the leader of CLAWS that espionage was not acceptable, as did a number of the Entente's allies. As we waited for this statement, we were merely openly speculating with a view to demonstrating that we still stood by our ally.

 

You are confusing "justifcation of his actions" with "advocating for the best interests of my ally and friend" - which any good ally should do, regardless of mistakes they make. Something which I know is an alien concept to you.

 

Besides, as has been mentioned countless times; what does any of this have to do with you? Your insurance premiums are going up and up, yet here you are taking quite the interest in something which doesn't directly concern you. This is between the Entente on CLAWS, your soapbox is currently in your burning dive-bar that we've been setting alight as a consequence of your own transgressions, perhaps you ought to focus on that. I dunno, maybe practice what you preach?

 

Just an idea.

 

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8 hours ago, Lord Hitchcock said:


Owning up and apologizing, in good faith, is something that is done in private.
 

What Lucious attempted to do was spotlight. 

 

Please. It's politics. It's activity. Let it be posted for all to see, why do it in private and continue the downfall because no one realizes there's still things going on?

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