CL history | War History|
This history has been written by past and present members/leaders of The Dark Chivalry, Legendary Knights, Chivalry of Legends and Chivalry Legions.
TDC - Part 1
It all started off in early July 2004. Goku, Rukano and Dezza had all just restarted rs again because RS2 had come out, and we were fairly poor.. probably had about 400k gp each, which we thought was rich. So me and Rukano went pking, and we pked full rune! We were like.. WOW! We just increased our bank worth by 20% each, we need to do this more often. So in our cocky style, we continued to pk but could barely kill another full rune as they'd always escape. We then invited dez along, so it was 3 of us. Still, we could not get a full runer.
It occured to us that we needed more people to PK with us, so we came up with the idea of making a clan to pk with. The Dark Chivalry, the first idea brendan came up with was the only one we ever used. He made us a decent site, well organised and Dez made us some good forums. We started off with 5 members, Goku Nazz (lvl 81), Rukano (lvl 80) and Dezza69 (lvl 78), Purekao604 and Pure Pensa. Purekao was kind enough to set us up with alliance with The Midnight Warriors, who helped us to become what we are (led by Elucin8er and Exbajalator).
So off we went.. us 5 guys pking, recruiting people as we went along. After about 2 weeks we'd gathered around 10-15 members, but still only pulled about 5 or 6 to pk trips. But at least we started getting some kills, not full rune, and hardly ever full rune, but we got mage kills.
Still in our training times, we met many people training, and asked them to join and they gladly accepted. By the end of August TDC had gathered around 25 members, and started to get rune kills on PK trips. Requirements were then made of 70+ HP, or 67+ HP with 70 magic or range.
In October 2004, I wanted to quit everything in RS and just pursue smithing. By then, we had 35 members, and Rukano was busy with Uni so he had stepped down as leader too, so I asked Oded Neaman to lead but he refused. Dezza was then the sole leader.
For 1 week he tried to keep the clan alive.. unsuccessfully, then announcing The Dark Chivalry as dead.
I was never a man to see something I had built die, so I decided to come back, restart TDC and set new goals. I made our major goal, to have 20 lvl 100+. TDC still had no level 100's, and it was not until Oded Neaman that we got our first lvl 100. The next day, I got lvl 100 also, so we had 2 of us. The rest of the clan thought we were gods
For most of November I didn't really do anything due to exams etc, but when school ended I got this show back on the road. Dez made us new forums with a kickass skin, and we shot it off with the return of Rukano, and me as the sole leader. I didn't let Dez lead coz he'd just killed off the clan.
Me and dez went to queensland at the end of December, and came back to a exvibrant group on clanmates, but still with only 25 members. It was not until about January 22nd where TMW allied with Afroclan led by Deviation 2, and TDC with only about 10 members pking bumped into Afro and lost. They called us a "noob clan" and disrespected me as leader.
Ha, big mistake
All of TMW were angry at the decision, and many people from TMW came to TDC. We grew rapidly over the next week to 50 members, TMW hanging over the edge with about 5 active members, and both TDC and Afroclan preparing for the official war that was to be.
After collecting about 70 people for the war, Afroclan pretended to not know the war was on at the stated time, and forfeited. They demanded a rematch. The next day, a rematch was held, even though we were outnumbered, TDC ended up winning and that was our first official victory.
After that, activity was at an all time low. Active people such as Howyodoin, Al Drippy2 and Wazzup All left for Anarchy.
What made matters worse, Dez was angry at me for not giving him war general, and told all the clan lies about me being in Kingdom of Brookmere (which were false and was proved false by me later on), and betrayed TDC with Klone74 and they both went to Zeonic Force. The clan was left in pieces, everyone began to believe Dezza's bullshit story and began to leave, the worst.. Biosfire.
Biosfire (TDC war general) deserted the clan and made his own clan, GK (Grand Knights), and people such as Mazvis11, Rex432 and Wikedmagic followed him. TDC was in pieces...
TDC Part 2
School had just started for Goku, and he didn't have much time to do work for the clan.
We had 20 members, only those most loyal stayed, such as Chapman334, Smelly Ghost, Duelist Z, Pure Pensa etc..
Duelist was made War General, Smelly Ghost was Clan Advisor and Chaps was an elder. I thought to myself.. this is an awesome leaderboard, we can go far with this.
From every day forward, we started to PK. Duelist had many friends, and his friends had friends, until everyones friends and their friends knew about TDC and pked with us. We'd start to pull about 20 people to each trip. Things were looking up. Dez decided to come back, without leadership, Wiked and Rex decided to come back after GK was proved wrong and TDC looked to be the powerhouse in the wilderness that it once was.
Things were great, TDC had just reached its goal of having 20 lvl 100+ members (mostly thanks to Duelist Z and his recruiting). In March 2005 I recruited Swordsman 85. This friends Imacrackers and Drivehard also joined. They were a great help, recruiting many people and being as active as anyone can be. Swordsman was our first lvl 110+.
In April 2005, I went on a trip to Italy, leaving Dezza in charge. I came back, hated RS, and left Dez to permanently leave, saying goodbye to all my clan mates in May 2005.
Then.. disaster struck. Dez had been overtaken by what I think was Satan, and started kicking random people and fucking up the forums. LK being our main allies were there to help, but Dez having Root Admin destroyed everything TDC had ever made or done. He declared the clan dead, I couldn't believe it.
TDC then merged with Legendary Knights to form LDK (Legendary Dark Knights).
Once again, I had seen with my very eyes Dezza destroying TDC, for the third time. Enough was enough, I had Ollietank and Chapman to help me resurrect TDC. We talked about it for a couple of weeks.. we knew it would cause trouble with the LK leaders who didn't really respect me, and we didn't know if people were willing to come back.
We decided to go ahead, Chapman made the new forums on June 3rd 2005. Both me and Chapman led the clan. People such as Ollietank came back, Eldar fusion, Wikedmagic, Dezza69 and others returned. I couldn't believe the response, in their heart everyone still wanted to be in TDC. After getting back about 20 people, I thought it was enough to start seriously pking. Over many pk trips, we met ex tdc members, and convinced them to rejoin. Suddenly, at the start of July, TDC was back up to 60 members and had a really active feel to it.
LK was in the shits, leaders were doing nothing about it and I didn't want to see our main allies fall just like we did. Me and Free Deem discussed some tactics, we decided that to make CL would be a good plan. Holy Lordz didn't like the idea, neither did anyone else. They waited another week, nothing happened. They agreed it was best that they made CL.
Now look at us, we have a VERY active clan community and we are unstoppable in the wild. Everything in the past has led up to this great moment, now we are the Chivalry of Legends.
Legendary Knights Part 1
LK was created in June of 2002
It all started when i was level 34 i had a friend that was level 50 rs name timmy arch that i asked if he wanted to start a clan. A real clan not those scam clans that newbs do were you have sombody give your 3 best iteams and log out. A real clan one that would be fun active and would help each other out in the wild. This was back in rs1. At first we didnt know what we were doing i thought up the name and it fitted perfectally. We started a web page on Geocites listing all the clan members and the leaders. I appointed 7 leaders people that were on my friends list. The 7 leaders as i remember were
I would use tip.it to try and recruite people my first enemy was MOD master of dragons clan it was a strong clan back when LK was being created. I flamed all over there forums and said that LK would become strong and crush them. I lead it for about 3 months then Timmy Arch got rid of me
Timmy arches betrayel
I tryed helping with the site at the time it was being created i messed things up because it was all html and i had never used html before. Timmy arch got mad at me and stole LK away from me created a site on avidgamers and thats the last i heard of him. Timmy arch didnt lead LK very long he made an allience with Runescape Demoarchy which was lead by martial arts.
Creation of EPK
I then went in search of a new clan i used tip.it for that. I still wanted to start up a clan. I finally found a post on tip.it made by a guy named evilkiller29 the post said Elite Power Knights restarting clan looking for new leaders. I posted on his topic and contacted him in game. He to was using geocites and we decided to switch to avidgamers. I went though his list of allies to let them know that I was gonna now be leading EPK with Evilkiller the clans i found were Unbreakables, Rune Raiders, and a few weak clans. I posted on there forums and asked for access to there sites. I created a forum on avidgamers and evilkiller29 designed it.
Evilkiller29 becomes inactive
Evilkiller became to busy with RL and i found myself leading EPK on my own I had no clue what i was doing i planned events for my time but didnt think of anybody elses time. People began to join EPK but would shortly become inactive afterwards. So after a few weeks i began to get the hang of things. We only had turn outs of 4 or 5 people but we had fun. Some of my members that were active were
Mass recruiting begins
After a while i began to learn how to recruite i would recruite every were i went. I asked people all the time if they wanted to join. I eventually got people to join but things were getting hard people would have personality clashes on the clan site i eventually got the hang of avidgamers and had a few clan members help me we put in a timezones thing that would help people make it to events.
EPK and Rune Raiders allience
Well after a while i began to communicate with my allies more Rune Raiders ended up being the only active allie left. Unbreakables had disbanned and said they would be back. Rune Raiders had many enemys such as the newly formed clan Corruption and other clans like Zenioc Force, Court of Dragons and Pure Rune. They would gain up and flame RR members so i began to defend for them. I didnt have the clan strength to back them up but i defended them on Tip.it boards.
EPK First War
EPK was a weak clan only a few active members. Rune Raiders was a bit stronger then EPK had a few more members and had a few higher levels the war was an allied war ZF and Corruption vs EPK and RR both clans were way stronger then EPK and RR. Corruption was one of the strongest rs1 clans ever, and Zenoic Force had been around for a while with lots of high levels. I was level 50 at this time and they were level 70s and 80s. We got slaughtered. The leaders of Corruption were Pure Knights, Clever Ninja, there were 2 other corruption leaders but forgot there names.
EPK Second War
EPK second war was another allied war the clans that took place in the war were EPK, RR ,CA and a few other RR allies vs ZF, Corruption, Pure Rune and COD we then again got slaughtered.
EPK and RR merge
EPK began to grow and get stronger we eventually became as strong as RR but our enemys were still way stronger then us. Corruption could easyly take us both out with half there clan. So i decided to beg RR for a merge. I was desprite and i was afraid EPK was gonna die. I was still new to leading and needed help from the RR leaders. After lots of begging we finally merged into a stronger more active clan. Called Elite Rune Raiders.
The Leaders of ERR Were
Evilkiller29(who would come back now and again)
Begining of Elite Rune Raiders
After the merge we got new people to join ERR and the joint leadership worked out well
ERR first war agaisnt DKU
about a week after ERR was created our first war happen agaisnt DKU we slaughtered DKU but Pure Rune who was allied to DKU. Crashed the war with there allie Corruption. We then yet again got slaughtered
ERR constant battles with Corruption
Pure Knights the leader of Corruption got our pk times and would crash almost everyone of our pk trips. He was determinded to kill our clan. We had a Clan Fun War it was a Civil War were Half of the clan wore red capes and the other half wore Blue. Corruption crashed that killing all of us.
ERR gains power
Constantly being crashed by Corruption and there allies. ERR didnt die they accually became stronger and were begining to become a challenge for Corruption. Pure Knights who was a level 75 pure in Rs1 proved to be a ruthless Corruption leader he would constantly 3 hit Fireyknight and Yaochee
LK Part 2
Exer and Pheonix crash ERR and Allies pk trip
ERR had alot of allies i talked to all ERR allies and planed a huge pk trip were all of ERR allies were included. It ended up in alot of confusion cause we all wore anything we didnt pick a cape to wear so we didnt know who was team and who wasnt. So we decided to end the trip and when walking back to edge. 10 level 90s ran right into us killing a bunch of us instantly. Since we were all level 60s and 70s as we were running south we then got crashed by about 35 people that claimed to be Pheonix clan and Exerium. This was still rs1 so you couldnt take them to muilt and own them.
Problems with Xander6669
After being crashed by Exer and Pheonix i started up a convo in msn with The leaders of all the clans on that trip, and with lucca13 who was the leader of Jagz. I then asked Jagz to help us take down Exer. Xander6669 thought i was an idiot for asking lucca to have jagz help us so he flamed me and said he was gonna make a convo with everyone but me.
Upbrother gets betrayed by ERR
Well i wasnt going to put up with that so it ended up us flaming each other constantly until fianlly he came on ERR forums and started flaming me in front of my clan members. I deleted him from the site but yaochee told me to let him back in right after he was let back in he contunied to flame me. I then told fireyknight that either we drop the allience with Chaos Angels or I leave RR so he. He choose to keep the allience with Chaos Angels so i left
Upbrother changes sides
After i was bsed by ERR i applyed for Corruption but was declined. Bob Cob then asked me to come to Pure Rune.
Pure Rune Declares war on CA
Bob Cob had wanted to Declare war on CA for a while, and i was the excuse he needed to declare war on them. They ended up declining cause Xander6669 wanted an unresonable time for the war. Which then ended up in flame wars
Upbrother Leaves Pure Rune
I left Pure Rune because i was power hungry and wanted leadership so i decided to recreate LK since Timmy Arch and long since disbanned it.
Loyal members such as
followed me to LK
LK Allies with The Dark Chivalry led by Goku Nazz and Dezza69.
LK leaders such as Upbrother and Zein33 leave. Holy Lordz takes leadership of LK.
Free Deem begins a movement to merge with TDC. Free Deem is unsuccessful 3 times.
On the fourth time, Free Deem is successful. TDC and LK merge to form CL. The clan is led by Goku Nazz and Free Deem.
Chivalry of Legends Part 1
It was June 2005. LK was dying and TDC was growing to new levels of strength. TDC offered LK a lease of life by offering a merge; it was accepted and LK and TDC became one, the Chivalry of Legends.
Led by Goku Nazz and Free Deem, the clan stormed into the top 30 instantly. Many told CL they would die because it was a merged clan, but the fighting spirit of CL members defied the odds and kept it going. By September 2005 we had 130 members, a new maximum for CL. We warred Rune Raiders and got completely destroyed. They were rank 10 at the time. The week after we warred EOS who were slightly lower. We outnumbered them but their organisation was second to none compared to ours. Once again we got owned.
It was then that we decided we had to improve organisation.
From September to December we raised from 103 to 107 combat average and grew to a staggering 140 members. We then tried to enter the top 20, by declaring on WG. The war was accepted in our timezone, however Lordship found out that in our timezone we were indestructable to a clan like WG, and thus pulled out. CL got extremely angry and inspired us to train like crazy. We became a very hated figure on RSC as we flamed WG a lot, but some people liked it and decided to join the clan. By the start of January we were 108 combat average with 150 members, a record high for the clan.
However things went down hill. Goku and Dezza left on a 2 week holiday to the Gold Coast, leaving Cuteenigma, Josh013 and Notoriousblz in charge of the clan. They did a terrific job, however, whilst the leaders were gone, fights broke out such and a few CL turned into PJers, such as 5ams5trength and Nasty 01. Victims were Majestyelder and Holy Lordz, prompting them to quit the clan a couple months later, however Majestyelder came back as a retired member.
We then merged with Nasuul's clan Death Legions, whom were looking for someone to merge with. Because their leadership was Australian and had a good solid Aussie memberbase, they accepted and Nasuul was made Co-Leader alongside Goku and Dezza, and the Chivalry Legions were born...
From here we had a training comp funded by Goku. We got to 110 combat average by March, and declared war on TFC. They accepted, and in a short battle CL won with over 220 ops left. This cemented out spot in the top 20.
We then trained a bit more and Jaguarz declared war on us. Clans like EOS, DE, Fear, Valor, RR and many more declined Jaguarz offer because of their huge memberlist, but CL were not intimidated. Our accepting of the war payed off, and CL won with over 180 ops left, a huge win for the clan, boosting us into the top 16-18.
Trouble arose when we declared on Valor. They kept declining because of "timezone issues". Their argument was that warring at 9am Australian time is an advantage for us. Obviously it wasn't, so we flamed them and they flamed us to the bone. A huge rivalry arose, and CL were inspired to train so much that we went from 111 to 113.5 average in 2 months! By May 2006, CL and Valor were equal in ranks but they still would not accept a war. We hunted Valor's PK trips and destroyed them. Verbally, mentally, physically, in all ways shapes and forms, Valor was ultimately destroyed. They died in June 2006. This put CL into the top 15.
All was going good until the end of July. People began to get angry at the lack of P2P mage bank trips. A rebellion started, and many people left. Goku was so close to closing the clan. He had the full "CL has officially closed" post written out on RSC ready to post. Something told him to believe in his clan, so he decided to stay in the clan for another month and give leadership away. However, Co-leaders Dezza69 and Rockinsummer both left to DS. Kortho also made a leaving post, but decided to stay, and thank god he did. Council such as Bontoc Pinoy and Mistermage2 left. Our commander PunkRocks8 left and created his own clan FS, stealing about 15 CL members to go and join with them. A special thanks to leaderboard members like Kate, Notoriousblz, Mattakata, Red_Rascal and more for sticking with the clan during this time and showing utmost loyalty. Thankfully, Punkrock8's FS were a PJ clan, and because they recruited PJers, a few returned to CL. Even now, people like Sxk secretly ask me if they can come back to CL because they don't like Punkrocks8 leadership. However, Goku tells them quite simply no . Fortunately for CL, they proved to be much too powerful for FS at mage bank, and in the end FS died. Goku Nazz was one happy man .
Because CL came so close to dying, CL was at an all time low. The public had no idea and continued to rank us 15th. Our memberlist shrunk to 120 members with 112.8 combat average. We had one last war against BK at 12:20am Aussie time. We pulled 180 ops and defeated Bk with 60 ops left. This was a huge morale booster and inspired Goku to continue on with CL. The clan became high in morale again and soared back into form.
Council elections were held, with 19 new council members elected. They voted for our new leader: Tomcovenant0, who with his extraordinary Administration skills has turned CL into a professional world class clan, growing back to a clan with 140 active members and 113.6 combat average. Old school CL such as Dezza69 and Rockinsummer came back. The clan was never looking better. We secured an alliance with Rune Raiders, and it was very successful. Cl were a part of huge PKs every day in the Australian timezone beating Bf, Ni, and Fr frequently. These were never posted on RSC, but CL knows that we were doing good. We also won a huge war in our timezone, 270 ops vs 260 ops, with 230 ops left, a huge morale booster and prompted new applicants to join up. With school holidays coming up, CL is looking closely at a spot in the top 10....
The school Holidays which we thought would be a time of CL dominating the wilderness did not start off well and ended up setting the whole clans moral over these holidays. CL had an offical war with Black Knights on the 16th of December. The time zones seemed to suit BK and this was proven when 50 PEOPLE (not ops) of CL that had signed up for the war did not turn up. This resulted in then kicking and suspension of members who did not show which paved the way for CL's dismal holiday performance.
Tomcovenant0 decided CL wasnt going to grow and get stronger and deemed us a 'social clan'. With him 4-5 ESt'ers left CL many others lost interest in the clans betterment. HighCouncil at the time the group of Notoriousblz, Kortho, Ork_Legend, Mattkata and Red_Rascal grabbed hold of a disintegrating clan by its throat and promised a better/brighter future..
Goku came back to leadership with Dezza69. Then the whole leaderboard was refreshed. New faces.. New enthusiasm, New morale.. The recruitment of Martino Heat from DS was also a big positive for CL, and he contributed to the clan by eventually becoming our War General and being one of the best War Gens CL has ever had. It all seemed to be going quite well until..
CL proceeded into yet another slump (due to the fact that members were getting much too complacent/slack/lazy) which continued untill the 24th of February 2007 when CL declared a Mini War on Gladz ranked 3rd at the time. Goku Nazz proclaimed "If we dont get 200+ ops to this im closing CL". Thank god our prayers where answered and we pulled 220ops to the Mini out opping Gladz by 103ops. CL then crusied to a 8 minute clean of Gladz with most of Gladz not praying and getting koed. CL headed into a training competition and gained 120 combat average in March. This was a huge event for CL. Morale was sky high and by the end of the competition, we had over 121 combat average.
One day Davis 123 and Sleekism69 organised an event with the NH clan Rot. They made CL turn up 1 iteming and we were made fools of publicly. This led to Davis 123 being kicked and Sleekism69 being demoted. Sleekism was later reinstated as War General in the June leaderboard shuffle, and Davis made a return to CL after a short stint in AG, working his way back up the ranks, and eventually becoming War General when Martino Heat retired.
In April/May CL had a 5 day prep miniwar against TMRD at 11PM AEST. CL managed to pull 300 options and managed to easily beat TMRD, ending with over 180 options. Once again the clan was flying high, and due to some consistent PK Run In wins CL was ranked 5-6th in the world.
In June/July, CL hit another slump. The leadership was going inactive and we weren't doing too successfully in the wilderness. We decided that we should reshuffle the leaderboard. There were various promotions such as Herkle who became the new CL leader alongside Goku and Dezza, Myron who was promoted to co-leader and many other commanders who stepped up, such as Kess Emek, Jono 151, I R Stewy and P4nteric4 and new councilors such as ch4nce and stoksy 69er.. The change of leaderboard was good for the clan and things started to improve.
Slowly but surely other clans became obsessed with the toplists, and started teaming with no honour clans to win their fights. CL had had enough of conforming with the other clans in the RS world, and began to go down their own path. Instead of getting themselves into boring 10 hour fights, they began to soley PK and war, becoming invincible in the Aussie timezone and the most dominant clan in the game. The clan had gone from a big slump, to a thriving array of first class PKers. Once again morale was restored and clan had never been better. CL were pulling 200+ ops to mandatory PKs, and winning every fight they entered. They always gained rune on their PK trips, and had a community that put all other clans to shame. Now, CL is still riding this wave of success. It is a wave that is only creeping up, and is yet to reach it's potential. CL is the best it's ever been, and the good prospect is that we havn't even seen the best of CL yet....
A few members begin to get cocky at their dominance in the wild, including Pudd9 who would loot ridiculous amount of rune sets at PKs, and would go to 10 v 10 wars and bind people thinking because he was CL he was untouchable. Unfortunately his luck turned when leaders warned him of his bad behaviour. After being warned, he left. The leaders made sure he was given an ugly send off, and blacklisted him from all things to do with CL. As the clan was in a small slump due to Pudd9 and his looting friends, this greatly helped CL. We had a week prep war with EOS, and pulled 210 ops from a possible 90 people. EOS pulled only 150 ops, and made excuses to not war, claiming we 'took extra retirees' to the war, even though we only took 4 (5 were allowed). Because of their cowardly actions, CL was officially declared winners on RSC, making it our 6th official war win in 1.5 years. After this war many commanders were promoted, including Etu2, The_Kus, Ko_Addiction, Surrey St, Gunner 27 (Mr Smelt0) and Embodied23. P4nteric4 and Kess Emek remained commanders, while Davis 123 became sole war general after Martino Heat failed to show up to the EOS war. With the new commanders leading the way, CL fell out of its slump and began to once again actively own clans in the wilderness. Clans like SR, Torment, KCR, LF, TF, AA, and many others fall to CL day by day. And it doesn't look like stopping...
Bounty Hunter Era
Summer holidays came along. First thing we did, have an official war with WL and win. After that war CL continued to improve as losses became increasingly rare. This continued until our loss in a full out war with TT and the sudden update taking away the wilderness and replacing it with BH. However this was not going to stop CL. After the Christmas break, CL had their first planned pkri in a long time against RDC to try out BH. It was a success. This brought on a spur of wins throughout January, the main one's being CL vs EH, CL vs Sok + TNC + Synergy (our 150 opts vs their 225) and CL vs Eos + Col/friends. February came along and there was nothing stopping us. CL defeated RSD in a 5 hour pkri, who were rank #2 at the time. This win followed by the defeat of Luna in a pkri the same night sent morale sky high. The winning streak continued against other major clans such as VR and RDC. This all led up to the week prep pkri with Fools. CL finally hit 200+ opts in a pkri after many months, and managed to defeat Fools within 1.5 hours and end with 222 opts. As CL were looking to go on to better things after this magnificent summer, Jagex decided to kill the momentum by turning BH into single.
Clan Wars Era
With the change of Bounty Hunter going to single and Clan Wars being the only option left for clans, there were a few changes to the Leaderboard. Etu2 was promoted to Warlord, Naughty Bro who showed promise as a pk leader was moved to Commander, and Mmilord pushed to Council. A week after these promotions, Martino Heat made his retiring topic. This was a huge shock . Although luckily, this was only short lived as he returned a few months later.
The start of the winter brought a new competition to the clan community. The Clan Wars Premier League. This was setup by our own Leaders Goku and Herkle. Sign ups were taken during May by all the top clans at the time. By the time sign ups were closed, over 60 clans had entered the league. This was a great achievement in itself. Clans that had joined the CWPL were put into their respective leagues based on current form and power. CL being put in the 2nd division known as the "Championship League". We geared up for the first week against The Rising and pulled 81 people at 11:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time, which was a fantastic effort on our behalf. Unfortunately, due to inexperience with CL's warring, we lost by 25 people. Although the morale was a bit low, we knew that the only way we could go from there was up. And thats exactly we did. Over 5 weeks we managed to get wins over clans such as Gladz and Collision who were in our division. This most likely would have also been wins over Adelais and BK ,but they pulled out of the league before it was our turn fight them. Ultimately, CL finished 4th in the League which wasn't too bad considering many members were new to the Clan Wars Arena and were unfamiliar with it.
Around this time Goku Nazz retired from leadership after four years of leading, handing over the reigns to Herkle and P4nteric4. As CL was primarily a free to play pking clan, the restrictions of being stuck fighting in Clan Wars Arena was taking its toll with more CL retiring or leaving simply because the game was no fun anymore. Consequently, turnouts continued to drop and the memberlist grew smaller. Organisation also dropped as our more experienced members were going inactive. Nevertheless the remaining members pushed on into the second Clan Wars Premier League, beginning with a win against LF pulling 58 people and ending with 41.
However, only days after this win (early September 2008) Jagex released the returning option for the Clan Wars Arena. We began with a pkri with FP, winning comfortably. Then we had a go at the dangerous Free For All Arena with a 1 hour cap with Eos, however it wasn't very popular so we were stuck with returning fights in the Clan Wars Arena. Due to the more popular returning fights, CL dropped its focus completely from the Clan Wars Premier League which led to a poor finish to the league.
The next few weeks followed with more returning fights in the Clan Wars arena with our turnouts staying consistent between 50-60 people each fight.
Finally after many months of waiting, Jagex released the PvP update around mid October 2008. Although the drop system was nothing like the days of old, it was still the same fun pking. Quickly we quit Clan Wars Arena for the next few weeks and moved on to PvP where we belong.
The first few weeks of PvP began with CL fighting the newly formed Team X around 4 times a week, sometimes with FP joining X's side against us. Nevertheless, we never let X beat us. Due to our repeated beatings of X, their turnouts of 150-200 opts dropped to below 90 opts and they never recovered. Knowing we were only going to keep hitting them, they disappeared completely.
November came around and activity dropped as it was exam period for Australians/New Zealand. However that did not stop us hunting TNC, Sok and AA on a daily basis, while hitting clans like Exodus, TMC, LF, NG and LTPK on the weekends, sometimes going in clusters with CL + FP fighting multiple clans and coming out on top.
Activity then improved with more fights (although turnouts were still the same) as we moved into December. However it wasn't until 4 days before Christmas until it paid off with a pkri against RDC. We began at 11:30pm AEST with over 180 opts and took on RDC's 180 opts for 5 hours straight, forcing them to regroup until it hit 4:30am in the morning. It was a sign of good things to come.
We kept up the 150+ opt turnouts for prepped pkri's with winning fights against clans such as Eos and LF. Sadly in early January Herkle stepped down from leadership after almost a year and a half of leading CL. Rockinsummer took his place as Leader of CL with P4nteric4.
As the summer holidays were ending we had our longest pkri in a year against EH. CL began with a turnout of over 70 people and having a solid 270+ opts throughout the fight. However EH decided to drag out the fight as long as they could and after 9.5 hours of fighting, CL called off returning at 11:00pm AEST.
In the aftermath that followed of the EH fight, CL's activity began to drop again due to school starting back up. Turnouts decreased and the memberlist grew smaller again. Many members had had enough of the 'Aussie timezone' tag the clan had held by public opinion and wanted change. We still pushed on though, beating clans such as Exodus, TNC + UBH in a 2v1 and NG on week preps and getting turnouts of over 50 people. However, the clan was split on whether to push on as we had been doing, or either merge with an EST clan/close CL and reopen in a new EST clan. During these tough times, there was talk of closing the clan for good after merge offers had failed. After lengthy discussions about clan's future, the leaderboard, alongside its members, decided to keep the clan running and see what would play out over the coming months. It wasn't until April after talks of merging, when Rockinsummer stepped down from leadership when the slump hit us hard, being arguably our worst in CL's history.
Due to Rockinsummer's retirement, Co-Leader, Myronator, was promoted to lead alongside P4nteric. They orchestrated a leaderboard reshuffle by promoting Red Rascal (previously retired) as well as a standout Counciller, xxmageudiexx to High Council. An Advisor and two new Councillers were also appointed. The main aim with all these changes was for a fresh start, a new look for CL. While in the short term we knew this was going to be a hard struggle, we knew in the long term it would pay off. And so it did.
In late April we had our first fight for the Jagex Cup (a Jagex run full out war tournament) against The Gladiatorz. We turned up with 57 people to fight Gladz's 61 and won with 38 people standing taking us to the third round of the Jagex Cup (our first round the other clan forfeited). However, this was the biggest win we had for the month.
While CL's memberlist hit a record low, the fire in CL burned just as strong as ever, if not stronger after a 4.5 hour pkri in late May with Exodus who decided they'd flame us even though they regrouped on a non PvP world to try keep up with us. Thanks to Exodus, CL was set back on the right path again. June came around and it was evident CL was on the rise. Turnouts improved and the memberlist was growing. This was soon tested with a prepped pkri against NG. CL pulled 192 opts and knew we were back. We followed this up with a 210 opt turnout in a prepped pkri with TNC (we only had 72 members), ripping them apart and defeating them, followed up by an even higher turnout of 240 opts against EH and winning.
Towards the middle and latter stages of 2009, CL entered a peak that was somewhat of a pinnacle in our history. Our activity began growing rapidly and our memberlist count finally broke the stagnation of being limited to <75 members. This all started with the 6th Cj Tournament in July. While our pking activity didn't stop, we had fewer prepped pkri's due to having tournament fights. Sadly we were knocked out of the F2P 50v50 categories and the P2P 20v20, and we were only able to progress to the second round for the F2P 15v15 Range Only category. However, the full out section of the tournament is where we put our focus on and was to be the launching pad for our rise back to the top.
With our memberlist growing, we were confident of a good turnout and a win. And thats exactly what we got, pulling a solid 250 opts and comfortably beating Wilderland in round one. In the next round we faced off against The Rising almost at midnight, and again pulling an 80 man turnout, and again won. The third round of the tournament would see us draw our hardest opponent yet, DF. We managed to pull 94 people which was our second highest turnout in the clan's history since our war against TMRD in April of 2007. However, DF were too good on the day and we lost. Nonetheless, we took it in our stride and looked ahead where we knew there were good things to come.
During October, activity was as high as it had ever been, as CL grew back over the 100 member mark and pking almost daily. We continued our momentum from Winter into Spring, with wins over EH, CR, Exodus, LF, TR and many other teams. Towards November we had a string of consecutive wins over quality clans such as The Titans (2x), RoT, and more wins over CR and Exodus. This also included fights with DF which were nulled due to Vr crashing. Every single one of these fights we pulled 200-250 opts and consistently ended with over 250. These wins planted CL further higher on the public opinion toplists, ranking us around 6-7 in the clan world.
After a horror first half of 2009, CL had bounced back to finish the year strongly . With a fresh, new leaderboard, alongside its members, 2010 for CL is looking bigger, brighter and better than ever...