Clan: The Republic
Number of members: 44
Tagline: When you move, strike like a lighteningbolt.
Bio: The Republic is a clan for serious players, who wish to learn winning strategies, and win games for our clan.
All can join, the best will advance.
1) Play to win.
2) Never violate an agreement with a clan member.
3) Work with clan-mates to gain wins for our clan.
4) Be open minded, and willing to learn.
5) In a clan game, try to work with higher ranking members, & heed their advice.
6) Be tolerant of other people's opinions.
“Supreme excellence is breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.”
“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win”
“In chaos, there is opportunity”
“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.”
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will lose every battle.”
“Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.”
“All warfare is deception. When able to attack, seem unable; when using forces, appear inactive; when near, appear far away; when far, appear near.”
“If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he has superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Appear weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected .”
“Engage people with what they expect; it's what they are able to discern and confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable patterns, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment — which they cannot anticipate.”
“The greatest victory is that which requires no battle.”