True dat. Within 24 hours of a merge initiated over the Christmas break, ex-C9 members had already conquered 3 villages off their former allies. Surely there's a back story there? Maybe their alliance terms stipulated only an 8 hour cooldown period But I don't understand the logic when it seems the biggest beneficiaries here will be the TEA/2HARD alliance now free to dominate ~70% of the map largely unopposed. And worst of all, be mean to all the lovely folk in Defy!