Why I Joined the Romans

Nardo: You are a retardo, you lose a month with us,the last month! Oof, how could I get mad at you? Thank you for letting me be part of the team.

I remember the day.

Dj approached me, asking about my Army experience. I tell him, and then he offers me a leadership position in Romans. When I asked him why, he said something along the lines of me having a good head on my shoulders and the conviction to get things done. I wonder what would have happened if I had said no. It could’ve went down that path, for just recently I had gotten quite busy and had become inactive in RPF. But I was starting to bounce back, so I decided to give it a shot. Why, you ask? 

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The Terminus of a Saga, The Encapsulation of a Legacy

I’ve been watching this candle flicker for far too long.

When I first allowed the regeneration of this army, I was hoping that the flame would burn as bright as Explorer7777’s flame did in 2006, when the army was first made. It pained me to see so many failed generations of this army. It pained me to be searching the history of this army and knowing that generations of this army existed, but being unable to find them, them having been lost in time for one reason or another, their flame never having burned bright enough to even be recognized. 

But this generation was different. This generation’s flame did burn bright—far brighter than I ever expected it to, and my pride in the leaders, the officers, and the army as a whole cannot be understated—but it flickered. And that flickering of the flame is why I am calling this generation of Romans, and the Roman Army as an entirety, to an end.

This generation of Romans was different. The generation began doing just like all other generations of this army have done. The flame would burn at a medium pace; the wax near the center of the candle would begin to melt, but the candle would never reach an ember of great enough magnitude to melt all of the wax nearby. When we look at Explorer’s Romans in 2006, we see just that: Oagalthorp was so impressed with the Romans of Explorer’s generation that he created ACP. We see the same thing today with the Rebel Penguin Federation. Their candle is burning so bright that all the wax is in liquid form, every Club Penguin army in existence looks at them as an example of how an army should function, give or take a few exceptions.

That was what I wanted Romans to be. But that was not what Romans ended up being. To go back to the medium-sized flame, and the wax at the center of the candle being melted, Romans did an excellent job at inspiring the small/medium-sized armies in the community, so much so to the degree that Romans won DSMAN Most Influential Army of 2018. But unfortunately, that’s where they got stuck.

They began to flicker. They’d reach moments where their ember would appear as though it was beginning to diminish, and it would take some blowing on the coals to get their flame back to where it should be. Sometimes, if it was shielded from the wind blowing against it, the ember would rise to great heights. But once the hand protecting it from the wind was removed, it went back to a flicker.

The issue here is that no matter how many times the candle is shielded, eventually the shield will have to be removed, and the flame will then go out on its own. It is better to blow the candle out while the flame burns strong than for the candle to burn out as it flickers.

There were many factors that led to the decision to shut this army down. This army has been alive for a long time, ever since 2006. The problem is that this army is named “Romans”, and is thereby dependent on the existence of the Roman Helmet in the game in order to functionally survive. This item was removed from Club Penguin Rewritten, which had been the primary CPPS by which most armies operated.

Then, this CPPS announced that it would be shutting down. This leaves everyone, including Romans, in havoc. It leaves us all wondering where we have to go, without enough time or information to make the decision. It exhausts the community.

On top of that, the leadership of the army began to destabilize. Now, don’t get me wrong, it was never really as stable as I’d hoped it would be. That’s why when the army was recreated, Dj and I agreed to appoint ourselves as Emperor and Consul, respectively, to prevent the leaders from making any decisions that could have been detrimental to the health of the army without them having the experience to recognize this. But it began to get worse. Since the Dark Knight Empire merged into the Roman Empire, the leadership has been all out of whack. Ulysses Nardo has been nowhere to be found, and due to the lack of meme resource as a result of his disappearance, the army’s economy has begun to crash. Smurf has decided recently to leave the Roman army for an army called the “Kings”, clearly a monarchial ripoff of the imperial nature of the Romans. Ray has decided recently to retire, I’ll refrain from roasting him because he was A1. That leaves Cobra serving as the only leader of the army, and Cobra joined Romans through a merge—he wasn’t even native to the army.

Don’t get me wrong, as I said before, I’m proud of all the leaders and everything they accomplished. The same goes for everyone in the army. I’m not going to throw out and special memories or names, because in reality, all of those were objectively special. Subjectively, those events should remain special to those who hold them in their memory. If anyone found anything truly noteworthy in this army, it shouldn’t be something that they should need to be reminded of. True memories last in the heart, not in the mind.

Darkness really can seem terrifying at times, can’t it? I think one of the major contributing factors behind this fear is that we don’t know what’s in the dark. We are afraid, not of the dark, but of what we do not know. Let me tell you, Romans, that it is not always bad to not know. Not knowing is a part of life, and in order for us to ever enjoy it to its greatest extent, we must learn to find calmness in the unknown. We must learn that it is okay to wander, for as J.R.R. Tolkien wrote, “Not all those who wander are lost”. I know some of you may feel like you don’t know what to do, and some of you may feel panicked that this is the end. Some of you will have no problem moving on from Romans, but for those of you who are encountering the ending of a saga of your life in the terminus of this army: do not panic.

At some points the night feels as though it’s encapsulating us, as though we’re surrounded in darkness. I want to inform all of you, this is not the case. Darkness is not something that we should feel claustrophobic by. Darkness is not our enemy. It may surround us, but is not squeezing us. We are not trapped; do not let darkness claw at you. Let it in. For it is better for the flickering candle to burn out than for the candle to stay lit until there is no more wax for it to burn.

Let the darkness in. Absorb it, the darkness is not your enemy. Find peace in the darkness, beauty in its silence. That is why we rest in the dark.

That is why I ask you, to forever and always…

Seize the night.

– Twitchy543 –

– Roman Emperor –

Bye Romans



Rishron solo multilogged in 2015 in Romans

Trader and Badboy multilogged in 2016 in Romans.

All while I was presumed dead for inactivity.

Romans was yellow two generations

We basically copied Golds once for a bit

I used this as a server bonus for the return of the CPA servers map by Commando while gambling with Twitchy.

Twitchy is actually Dj, Dj left Romans and decided to use only his second account. That’s also why he has so much power in Romans yet he was only officially leader once.

My Retirement From Romans and Armies in General

Hello, Romans and others.

As you may know, I am Cobra. Also known as SavageCobra or Savage. I think the time has come for me to rest from armies. I been through a lot. From Nachos in 2014 to leading Romans in 2018. My time in Club Penguin Armies has put me through stress and gave me friendships. I’d like to start out when I first joined armies in 2014. It was this army called the “Nachos”. I joined this army after I was recruited in the Town. I was in fact recruiting in a battle. I then went on to join their xat. Good times. I later left armies in general once I started to stop playing Club Penguin after it was becoming more and more trash. I returned to armies in November in 2017. I was recruited by my good old pal, Flame. When I was recruited, it was a fun time. Of course this was DK that I was recruited in, so you wouldn’t really expect to max that much would you, lmao. Anyway, I felt DK was going in a bad direction so I joined Romans. Later tried to join RPF, but I left it. I became leader of DK on December 6th, after Flame retired and I had to lead the War of Roman Subjugation on the UMADKE side. I felt armies were screwed after the ban would be in December 12th. I retired from DK on December 10th. Then my good pal Rocks took over. Though I was pissed I joined Romans to battle him, but I re-joined DK as leader. I went on to lead it for a while until we officially closed it. I then moved on to Pink Ninjas, and I created the Dark Legion. DK was spun into a civil war. After that the servers were spun into the RPM. This was after we expelled Elmikey from the NVA. I then joined RPM as a Major. I then went on to do some anti-RPF stuff for them, but I try to get that past me. I later would go to focus on the DL to later disband it. DKE was spun into a mess. I then went to lead the United Republic of Penguins (aka RPF Reject Republic). Eventually that army didn’t give me nothing to work with. I joined CPC for 3ic and started to drift off of URP. I didn’t even consider myself an official leader of the damn army. Then NVA declared war on UMA. We fought them and took all of their servers. That was a funny day. Later on EHROYALS81 was couped from the UMA and Mason made NUMA (me being a founding father). I joined Ehroyal’s UMA for 3ic. I made it a YouTube and all that jazz to grow it. I liked the UMA culture. So eventually I was promoted to 2ic in CPC where I would lead a badass event to max 12. FabGirl was there, but I mainly led it. Now at this time I was a Centurion in the Romans. I was already attended events and all that. CPC and Romans entered a war. Since Romans didn’t max a lot then we thought we would win. They maxed 11-16 and CPC maxed 15-20. Good times. Romans won after Sec defaced it. I went back to Romans as a CPC refugee and got 3ic. I then became a true member of the Romans Family, although I was before as a Recruit and Centurion. I focused a lot on Romans until it started to die. I then revived DKE and got some Roman troops there. Then I had ideas. I was first guilty of taking Romans troops and second Romans could rise again. So I merged into Romans. Twitchy and I saved Romans to finally go back to maxing 15 on my first singe handed lead event in Romans. I will then go on to max 11-14 and then all the Legates took over and we maxed around the same. So this brings me to modern. The Rebel Penguin Federation decided to break alliance and took some troops. Then some CPC vets moved onto other armies and since I decided to have a life and be busy hype went trash and we maxed low 5-7. Now I been active and the damage has already been done. I say I have done a lot in armies, obviously not like others, but a lot.

I want to close this off with my final ranks in armies and some honorable mentions of people, plus a closing to the Romans Family, and my official closing.

Ranks in Armies:

DKE – Leader

URP – Leader

RPF – Private

Romans – Leader

Barbarians – Leader

UMA – Third in Command

CPC – Second in Command

RPM – Fourth in Command (Didn’t include all the history of me in that in the paragraph)

Red Cavaliers/Red Comrades/Blizzard Warriors – Leader

Nachos – Recruit or higher

Trench Coat Army – Leader

SWAT – 3ic

SEALS – 2ic

Probs some others I can’t remember lol – 3ic – Leader

All these armies because none of them could appeal, so I had to work with what I could, then Romans and CPC came, and armies became great.

Honorable Mentions:

Flame – My good old pal since I joined DKE. Been there for ages, and a good teacher of mine.

Clemont – A friend who stuck with me ever since DKE times. I love the bro.

Games – May be an asshole, but is still a cool dude.

EHROYALS81 – In my opinion, mental, but a good bro to mess around with.

Ray el Ray – My bro for months now. He lead with me and stuck with me until our retirements.

YuliChxn – She’s been there for all of us. Gives a good laugh and a good time. Really made the Romans Family something special.

Djgtjvgyhxgy – Big inspiration to accomplish something within armies and lead great. May yell, but really does it to make us better.

Twitchy543 – Another big inspiration and advisor to accomplish great goals in armies. He was always there to assist us at Romans and was there for the DKE merge and when I was stuck on the street.

Zeke – As much as the ass-hat he was, he was still a good bro to chill with and did a lot with me in armies.

Xing – May army hop terribly, but is still a good bro.

Eden – The man who was there to motivate us against RPF, and the true legend of armies.

Kellyman7 – Was there for DKE and even tried to revive it. He was always there for me and others.

Minipenguin – One of my first bros from DKE, always there to help you out.

Frog6453 – Now is practically dead, he was a good bro to help support DKE.

Gustav – Humungus asshole, but is a true bro.

Edu – The Spanish brother I never had.

Mason Cooper – Intense person who might look at things the real way (dog shit) but helped us out even against EGCP, another true bro.

Smurf – Big asshole but really helped us out at Romans. (He is also a blond emo) (and I spelled “blond” right Smurg”

Straw – Been there since URP and RPM, was always there for me and is a true Roman nationalist.

Khevra – Though I didn’t know him for long, he was a true bro and really put the Hail in Hail Cobra.

Cha – Lovely girl with a nice attitude and really enjoys fun.

Conor – May have been enemies at the start, but later became good friends over armies and reviving DKE.

FabGirl – The best girl you can find out there (besides Sava, Aru, Cha, Yuli, and a few others lmao) she always had that happy attitude.

Aru – Though she was an ass at sometimes, she was always a good person at heart and a good friend.

Moonlocks – My nigga. Always there for you and we did a lot of risky shit together.

Tymatt – Best meme and roast maker of 2018.

Elmikey – Offered me a lot of returns for what I did in RPM and probably one of the fewer people to get to friend him.

Timm – Bro since December he really did a lot.

Andrew – Bro since I helped him coup Kat and accomplished a lot together.

Imogen – She was there to make our happy memories. 🙂 What’s wrong with you

Jack/Candy – Handsdown one of the best bros ever, he really did a lot of shit with me though we never completed a lot of it.

Cat – Legit, bro.

Flame Tobias – Was there always to help me out and I helped him out.

Agent Rocky – Though they almost defaced CPC, they were a good person to chill with ever since the DKE-RPF spy times.

DJCrystal – A happy girl who always had a smile on her face when she talked.

Antonio – Best Dad of 2018

A lot more, but this post is getting too long.

Final Closing to the Roman Family:

We been through a lot together. We did a lot together. Events, wars, etc. I can’t believe we made it this far. I love you Romans and I will never forget how good you guys were. We always stuck together no matter what, and all felt that guilt when times came. I love you guys.

Maybe one day I will un-retire. I don’t sense that happening soon since armies are completely trash. I did my time and benefited Romans and made it good for a nice time, I say I did enough. It’s time for me and others to move on. Like I said, I may return, I don’t know when or if, but I may. For now I will remain as advisors in armies. I want to thank you all who gave a good time,

Seize the Night, For the Empire, Fight the Bad,

– Cobra

My Retirement from Romans

Generations come and generations go,
    but the earth remains forever.
The sun rises and the sun sets,
    and hurries back to where it rises.
The wind blows to the south
    and turns to the north;
round and round it goes,
    ever returning on its course.
All streams flow into the sea,
    yet the sea is never full.
To the place the streams come from,
    there they return again.

— Ecclesiastes 1:4-7

Ave, Romans. This will be my final post on the Romans site.


Let me introduce myself. My name is Ray, and I am a Romans leader. As a Roman Legate, I lead alongside Smurf, Nardo, and Cobra, specifically. I have been leading Romans since January 11, 2018, and I’ve done my best to improve the Romans while serving as Legate.

(Read more to read my letter of resignation, etc.)

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My official retirement.

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My perspective.. [DISSTRACK]

Hey guys, since Romans are shutting down by order of Twitchy543, I have decided to make a small post of my time when I was full-time Roman, or October-December.

A Roman Recruiting event in October when Zeke, Smurf, and I led.



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Juan & Bloodpanther Goodbye Post <3

Juan- ”My name is Juancho,and this is my goodbye letter.I join this army October 10 2017.My first thoughts were:”why are this “kids” doing this?” “I LIKE THIS!”. And a month later i have found my place to be happy on the internet;this past three months,like some of you know,i had summer vacations,that are going to end in 2 days;and this team helped me when i was bored and when i wasn’t,when i was happy and when i was sad,this team was always for me.I have met so many people in this team that i can’t write for so many people,so this are the honorable mentions:

Yules:you were like a little sister to me,with your memes and your fights with Guta,your “Oof” would be always a part of my “honorable memes”
 Ray:you were the best.Your Disney’s songs night was amazing.And i will never forget you.

Smurf:you little piece of smurf,sice the first day i knew that you are the best event-murf this world could have
 Cobra/Guta:i don’t know if you two are the same persons,you make fun of everyone,you make memes everytime,and you too are awesome.Always meme the good joke!
 Dj: i know that you can’t read this,but i miss you.You were the best emperor this team could have

Nardo:you are a retardo,you lose a month with us,the last month! Oof,how could i get mad at you? Thank you for letting me be part of the team
 Cha:the ocean would be after you! you “t!fish” more than a thousen times.You get ride of all the fishes on the world(edited)
 Star(Hype):you are the best artist i have met.You draw like you were born in 1650.
 And the last one,Twitchy:i’m mad at you!you get ride of this team.I undertand what you did,and i would do the same,but…it hurts so much.Thanks for everything,man.
 I don’t know how to say bye,i just want to say that even if we don’t know each other,even if we donn’t leave on the same country or we would not talk any more,WE ARE ROMANS,WE FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT! So…bye.” I will always remember when the romans were with me”

Nardo:you are a retardo,you lose a month with us,the last month! Oof,how could i get mad at you? Thank you for letting me be part of the team

Goodbye Romans. I woud like to say thank you to YuliChxn, for always being there, Smurf, for being the papa I look up to, SavageCobra, for inspiring me, Twitchy543, for being legendary, Ray Hokage, for your kindness, Worky, for the respect between us, Guta, for being hot and humorous, Ulysses Nardo, for your caring and Romans, for your might, for being my family, for all you did for me and all I could do for you. Sieze the Night. *salutes*



Yuli’s goodbye post </3

Goodbye Romans.

I will remember the fun times we have had in the army,
I salute each and every one of you-
I love you guys in a friend way <33