The last world I played I played for the first month without a tribe. It was fun.
My first noble was a guy in a tribe. I had an invite to their tribe (I had invites to like 15 or so tribes that I guess they all forgot about). So I joined their tribe, screenshoted their forums, posted once (lol), pretty much checked to make sure they were really noobs and couldn't hurt me and then left. I then sent my noble train and nobled their player. I got one incoming from their tribe and mailed their leader (who was in my 7by7) and told him all attacks on me had better stop or I'd cat him to the ground. I didn't get any more attacks :lol:
This was one of the top tribes in a core continent and they couldn't touch me :icon_cool: