Haven't bothered to find out who they were, but it is the tribe you refer to as your basher tribe, and the one where you were going to send all your rejects to when you merged with Theory since you didn't have enough room after all your mass recruiting.
It's not possible to mass recruit on a world where you can only have 50 members. Due to the small amount of members available on this world, and the amount of nooby players that start all worlds, it's important for a tribe to evolve and weed out the weak links as a tribe progresses. This is what we did.
Now, are you going to continue to play dumb with our friends on the forum, or talk straight up?
They are our allies, who quite handidly are small in size. Hence, we offered our smaller players the chance to go to them so they stay friendly and whilst at it, give our allies some members. Win win.We are good allies us, aren't we?