March 14, 2009
Welcome to the great "AGE OF PIRATES"
Age of Pirates is a clan based purely on the anime One Piece and developed for all those who share a love for it. Age of Pirates (AoP) is a family based clan where its members have become close over time and formed a true sense of the word Nakama. The great Age of Pirates is now in the heart of the Red Line in search for One Piece
Current Stats - Updated 18/2/11
Experience Points: 116432 xp
Ladder Rank: #1
Win percentage: 83.17 %
Feb 18, 2011 - AoP Obtained rank 1 and One Piece!!!
Nov 22, 2010 - New AoP Shop launched
June 3, 2010 - Clan GFX Shop was put up
May 1, 2010 - Squirrel_Za passes the clan leadership to Uberscout and Majinx
March 17, 2010 - New Thread Launched and AoP's 1 year Birthday
Dec 1, 2009 - Top 10 Reached
Aug 19, 2009 - Overtook SM on ladder, all AoP targets complete
May 19, 2009 - FC Members Merged into AoP and top 50 rank reached
April 30, 2009 - TGL Passed on ladder
March 23, 2009 - First Clan Thread Launched
Age of Pirates Clan Structure
Clan Leader - Squirrel_ZA
Clan War Hoster - NsFate18, Mohamed1452
Clan Tournament hoster - NsFate18, Mohamed1452
Recruiter - Mohamed1452, -Negi-Sama-,CommanderColin, No-Games and any owner on chat
Bounties - Uberscout
Gfx Competitions - -Negi-sama-
Forum Organiser - No-Games, CommanderColin
Thread Promoter (s) - -Negi-Sama-,CommanderColin
PREHISTORY: BIRTH OF A PIRATE
Long ago, there was a girl who yearned for the life of a pirate. She had heard the tales of adventure and treasures...and glory. This girl was Squirrel_ZA. Za was clanless in seek of a decent clan, and so ventured off in the dark, secretly looking for the hideouts of pirates. Before long she found the perfect group, the members of The Grand Line clan, and she would visit their chatbox frequently. They, however they seemed to care less for newbies, and were "more into rap 24/7." Za decided this was not the place for her. Fatality on the other hand welcomed her with open arms and she stayed with them for several months. However, the clan had no interest in indulging itself with the affairs of these "tyrant pirates." Yet the desire to conquer the seas was ever more vibrant within her. "Because of that fact I, wanted to rival them and show them up," Za remembers. She decided to create her own clan on her own accord, so that one day it would overthrow the power of The Grand Line. She formed a strong friendship with Dice01, the leader of The Grand Line. She encouraged the development of a "rival clan", although they knew her clan would never be a threat...or so they thought. For weeks Za labored, creating a likable clan site. She was able to receive help from Shadow_Hokage, the leader of Fatality and a respectable GFXer. Finally after many hours of toil, all preparations had been set. With only three members to start with, Squirrel_Za, Cursed_Akatasuki, and the clan account, the Age of Pirates clan was born.
THE NEW BEGINNING: A BLISTERING FIRE
The idea of the Age of Pirates was quite appealing to the members of Naruto-Arena, and the clan recruitment skyrocketed. "We took off like a blistering fire," exclaimed Za in an interview. After one month, AOP gained around 50 members. This caught the attention of many clan leaders including that of Dice01, and his jaw dropped as he saw the unthinkable morphing into reality: AOP was becoming a threat. "The clan was growing fast, almost too fast. Because of this a few insecure members of TGL lashed out at AOP and claimed that AOP stole everything from them." There were periodic phases of spite and arguing between the two clans. "Yondy (member of TGL), was one of these members who had strong views against AoP's development. However, even with the bitterness between the clan members, the fact remained that AoP had been developed with the full support and encouragement from TGL's Leader, Dice01 himself. Over time however, TGL came to acknowledge Za and her clan's strength. The entire purpose behind the creation of AOP was to become a formidable rival to TGL, and eventually reign superior over it. Za set up some goals for the clan to achieve this: first to beat TGL in a clan war, and second to overcome them in the ladder. By April 30th, the Age of Pirates successfully accomplished both of these. After less than two months, AOP had overcome TGL at ladder rank 65.
THE LOW TIMES: IN THE DOLDRUMS
Age of Pirates seemed to be on top of the world after successfully completing all its goals in one and a half months. It was too good to be true, like a dream being fulfilled. With this in the minds of the clan members, activity suddenly dropped. There was no more goal, nothing to work for. "When we passed TGL we had respect coming from all clans, but at the same time inactivity started striking other members in the clan because all the targets were completed" (Squirrel_Za). Za had to think of something quick to revitalize the clan. She decided to update the clan site and the bounty system. Hours were spent re-organizing and recreating clan activities, but it was worth it. The clan was up and running again, due to the pains of Za. What's more was that a new wave of members were coming in, stronger than anything that had ever happened to the Age of Pirates... Fatality was moving in.
GOLDEN AGE: SAILING THE RED LINE
Fatality had been disbanded by Shadow_Hokage. However, the friendship between Shad and Za was still firm. Shad agreed to join AOP, and naturally, many of his members hopped on the bandwagon. These included Shinoby_master, Vocka, and Shrbeyblader. Shin and Shrbey went on to become captains, and Vocka became a prime streaker. As summer rolled along, AOP was still plowing through the ladder and becoming more famous, due to its advertising with tournaments and wars. Fatality brought along a new goal as well, to bring the life back to AOP. Shad wanted to beat Shinkan Mokushi in the ladder. This rank fluctuated around 25. Za knew it would be a great challenge, but she faced the storm with the bow of the ship pointed forward. Poseidon seemed to be on our side, as more loyal members continued to fill the clan. By the end of summer, pirates from all over the world joined the crew. Squirrel_Za from South Africa, Milan91 and Lekonja from Serbia, Shad, Shin, and Shrbeyblader from India, and Namikazesheir -Negi-sama- and Uberscout from the United States.
THE GHOST: A HOPE FOR A BRIGHTER HORIZON
After many months, the clan began to age. Naruto-Arena was changing, and it affected all of its members, including us. Some time after Squirrel_Za reached her all time goal of becoming Kage ranked, she decided to retire. "There was too much corruption in the NA world," she had said. New tyrants began to swarm the ladder with their cheap ways, and the Government of Moderators became corrupt. The thread was closed down due to "spamming" and the pages filling up too much room. That was the last straw. The heartbroken pirate leader hosted one final tournament to end her career with a bang, and was seen no more. Namikazesheir was appointed new clan leader. His first prerogative was for a new thread to be made. The members grew excited about the idea, and preparations were set. However, in the midst of all the work being done, Nami disappeared. No one knows why he left, or where he left to. AOP looked to Majinx and Uberscout to see what to do, but neither of them were quite ready to lead a clan so suddenly. The clan grew inactive again. Za had to come back once again to re-ignite the flame that once flickered with so much spark.
NEW AGE: LOSSES AND GAINS
With Za's push, the new AoP thread was posted. It was posted on a special day, the one year birthday of the clan. This increased activity and allowed for the successful transition of leadership from Za to Uber and Maj. However, many older members began to leave the clan after Za's retirement. Some of AoP's oldest members, Vocka and Prankster, along with two captains, Lekonja and Milan91 left for this reason. In addition, one of the other captains, Tsunami278, went inactive, never to be seen again. To make matters worse, AoP's best streakers went inactive. Ashish_Naruto475 and Dwayne87 (known as Cruz) both took significant time off from N-A. Even Uber was fairly inactive, leaving most responsibility to Maj. Many thought AoP was dead. However, at the same time, an old friend joined the clan. CommanderColin had been a friend of AoP for a while during his days as the leader of The Immortal Ancients. However, he got into a fight with another leader and quit to join AoP. This seemingly unimportant event had greater significance once TIA died within the next month. Many of his former clan members followed him, increasing the war power of the clan. During a time where many members were lost, new members such as Deathwarg(JP), CurlyHairMV, Numanumanumaking, Bubblechews, and -Newhope- joined as a result of CC joining. In addition to new members such as Lethal_Ast and Ian101, two excellent gfxers, AoP righted the ship and sailed forth to conquer the seas.
CAUSING WAVES: POWER OF A PIRATE
In response to the "AoP is dead" mentality, the clan, under the direction of MajinX and Uberscout, made a bigger name for itself. Through Uber's guidance, the Official Age of Pirates GFX Shop was opened on N-B for clan members only. Through Maj's guidance, and the help of the newly appointed captains NsFate18, -Negi-Sama-, and Mohamed1452, along with the other outstanding captain, NamikazeTK, AoP set sail on a dangerous ocean filled with other clans. The clan had received an invitation to join the Naruto Arena Summer Showdown, or NASS. With members such as Uber, Maj, Moh, Fate, !i!, Jp, and Numa, AoP took the NASS by storm. In the 16 clan tournament, AoP finished first, defeating Jinmerai Meibatsu in the first round, Gekihatsu in the second, Espiritual Legacy in the semis, and Impact in the finals in the final game, winning 4-3. AoP also fought other wars during this time, winning all of them. It seemed that not only were these pirates great at laddering and streaking, but their PB skills were top notch. Also, because of the high activity, AoP decided to become invite only as it was believed that the clan had reached a sufficient amount of activity that hardcore recruitment was unnecessary. In September, MajinX decided that it was time for him to step down from his role as leader, leaving it up to Uberscout and the highest ranked captain, NamikazeTK. Through the leadership these pirates, and with the aid of the newcomers, AoP continues to chart the waters of the Grandline. Let us join together, my fellow crew, and point our swords toward the gleaming waters. We will rise again and conquer all adversaries. We are the Righteous. We are the Triumphant. We are the Proud. We are...
THE AGE OF PIRATES
Top 10 Streakers
1. Nightstalkers +58
2. Gokuoversuperman +47
3. Dwayne87 +45
4. Age_of_Pirates +44
5. Lekonja +44
6. Milan91 +42
7. No-Games +41
8. Deathwarg(jp) +41
9. !i! +39
10. Mohamed1452 +39
- All Naruto Board Rules Apply
- No Spamming, Flaming
- No Clan hoppers (as league gets affected)
- Captain/Leader Decisions are Final