Interview with Leader of Rising Sun
Tonight while enjoying the fire room inside 'Reet's Retreat'
I noticed a name light up on my list, it was Miss Dalia "Gabela" Cratty
, Leader of Rising Sun Clan
. The young President
was kind enough to grant me an interview, sharing her personal experience regarding the Notum Wars
. We spoke about her clan's loss of all their Notum Bases
, the responsible Omni-Tek department
and the plan of revenge
to repay their actions
. She mentioned that clan leaders have been at times desperate
, going as far as hiring other clan leaders
to destroy enemy Notum Bases
for at least 20 million credits
. Another thing she shared with me was her hope to reunite the clan leaders
through a grid forum
or grid mailing list
to form a way for them to communicate
, as former clan leader Unitsi
had done in previous years.
The interview has been edited to remove unrelated chat from patrons.
The interview lasted 55 minutes.
22:19: Noticiero: Thank you for coming Miss Gabela.
22:19: Gabela: neat place, I can't believe I haven't found it before.
22:20: Noticiero: Make yourself comfortable.
22:20: Gabela: I am ..
22:20: Gabela: I will have to do some exploring later though.
22:21: Gabela: Not really dressed for partying though.
22:22: Noticiero: If I'm not mistaken, Rising Sun is one of the oldest clans around, yet they have not made themselves notable since the 29476.
22:22: Noticiero: Wasn't your clan at one point a member of the EndGame alliance?
22:22: Gabela: You are right, it is one of the oldest clans around, in fact, the fellow that just left was one of the original founding members.
22:23: Gabela: That was Ashhunter.
22:24: Gabela: I believe it was, but I am relatively new to Rising Sun, less than a year, and don't know the history.
22:31: Noticiero: How have you adapted to leadership since you took over Rising Sun Clan?
22:31: Gabela: It's been just over a month, I enjoy it.
22:32: Noticiero: Have you had any experience leading a clan before?
22:33: Gabela: Not in this world, but elsewhere, about seven years.
22:33: Gabela: There's very little difference though ..
22:34: Noticiero: How long have you been on Rubi-Ka?
22:34: Gabela: Close to a year, with a three month break in there.
22:35: Noticiero: How has the Notum Wars affect you personally, and your clan?
22:35: Gabela: A lot.
22:36: Gabela: I was still a member when we got Notum Wars .. and was thrilled to be able to put up my first tower.
22:36: Gabela: Then hit training level 75 and was even more thrilled to be able to put up a second tower.
22:36: Gabela: Plus .. we did a few raids as a clan on Omni .. which was a lot of fun.
22:37: Gabela: Then .. Our clan president, Xinjin, resigned, and that same day I took over.
22:38: Noticiero: Sounds interesting, however ICC records do not show any notum mine which is property of your clan, have you lost your mines recently?
22:38: Gabela: Band of Little Brothers attacked us the very next day, and destroyed all of our towers, and set up their own. We are still planning revenge for that.
22:38: Gabela: We no longer have property ..
22:38: Gabela: Still a goal.
22:39: Noticiero: Have you considered joining an alliance to archived such goal? perhaps re-joining the EndGame alliance, as many other clans are considering?
22:40: Gabela: Not yet, I'm still green enough to not know my options .. right now our goals are short term.. build up our membership.
22:41: Noticiero: How many active members do you currently have?
22:41: Gabela: Get a strong org going, and then we'll see what we'll do.
22:41: Gabela: We have 320 members .. but many are alternates .. probably 50 to75 active.
22:42: Noticiero: Do you feel any pressure to lead a clan as old as Rising Sun?
22:42: Gabela: Heh.. not until now.
22:43: Gabela: Seriously, though .. No. I have some great Generals helping out.. two are past Presidents, so I think I'm well supported with advice.
22:44: Noticiero: What are your feelings about the possibility of the legendary Job opening it's doors?
22:46: Gabela: Well.. nothing actually .. I don't know enough about them to feel otherwise.
22:47: Noticiero: Has the Notum Wars weaken the clans overall, or strengthen them?
22:48: Gabela: That's a good question. I think overall it has probably weakened them, as it seems like there is less leader cooperation than there used to be.
22:49: Gabela: It's kind of sad when a clan leader has to offer 20 million credits to destroy an Omni base
22:50: Noticiero: Has that what's been happening? clan leaders hiring mercenaries to destroy enemy bases?
22:51: Gabela: Well, one occasion of a clan leader offering a large sum of money to any one that could destroy an Omni tower site..
22:51: Gabela: I would do the same thing, if our org had the money.
22:51: Noticiero: That offer was to anyone, including omni departments?
22:52: Gabela: No, just to clan leaders.
22:53: Gabela: Anyway .. my point .. clan leaders shouldn't need to pay each other to destroy towers on clan land.
22:53: Gabela: We need to be working together more ..
22:54: Gabela: Which brings up my announcement.
22:55: Gabela: There is a new mailing list for clan leaders , send a tell to me to find out about it.
22:56: Noticiero: Wasn't there an effort back in 29475 and 29476 by former clan leader Unitsi?
22:56: Noticiero: If I'm not mistaken a grid forum was ran during those years by her and other clan leaders, but it became inactive a few weeks before the Notum Wars, and was rarely used afterwards.
22:57: Noticiero: It was the closest way of communication among clan leaders, which was the basis for the Council of Clan Leaders back then.
22:57: Gabela: I have gone back and read through some of Unitsi's logs .. they are still there, but there has been no activity for over a year.
22:57: Noticiero: Is your intention to revive it, and get the clan leaders back together?
23:03: Gabela: Noticiero .. meet Ashhunter, one of the past presidents of RS.
23:03: Noticiero nods
23:03: Ashhunter: Hello.
23:03: Gabela: Anyway .. we've been advertising both ways for leaders to communicate.
23:04: Gabela: It would be nice if one would become popular.
23:05: Noticiero: Have you any plans for the near future of your organization?
23:05: Gabela: Yes .. of course.
23:06: Ashhunter: Well i have not told any one yet but I'm planning a party on this weekend.
23:06: Gabela: We're aiming at adding more members, probably new people, and helping them out in this confusing world.
23:07: Noticiero: Isn't there two parties this weekend already? Red Tigers Clan, and the party hosted by Gridstream Productions with ICC's Advisors of Rubi-Ka.
23:07: Ashhunter: Well its more of a guild party.
23:07: Ashhunter: I like to keep them small so the guild can get to know each other better and become closer friends
23:08: Gabela: Right .. then maybe go to the other party as a group.
23:08: Ashhunter: We have had a few in the past a.
23:08: Noticiero: Ah, a social event.
23:08: Gabela: We do those pretty often.
23:08: Noticiero: What would you say to a young clanners looking for a clan to join?
23:09: Gabela: We're dedicated to having fun and helping each other out.
23:10: Ashhunter: Well that about sums it up for me too.
23:10: Noticiero: In closing, do you think that there will be an independent government on Rubi-Ka within your lifetime?
23:12: Gabela: Of course! If the clan organizations band together .. we have been getting smacked by Omni lately, leaders need to join up and communicate with each other.
23:12: Ashhunter: If we can just put aside some of our differences we would see that we are all in the same boat as to speak.
23:13: Noticiero: Anything you wish to add in your behalf or your clan?
23:14: Gabela: Not really, just if org leaders want to join in on a mailing list, send a tell to me.
23:14: Noticiero: Very well.
23:14: Noticiero: Thank you for your time Miss Gabela.
Last updated on 12.07.2011 by Windguaerd
Article written by Noticiero
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