Masters of the Obvious [CV]

Carpe Vacca – MCMXCIX

.who are Masters of the Obvious?

Since 1999… We have been competing online.

We are a group of devoted gaming enthusiasts who strive to maintain a positive, mature, cheat-free, and insanely intense gaming environment for our members and guests.

With new members joining and old ones returning we continue to primarily be a First Person Shooter team with emphasis on the tactical releases. We made our bones in the Rainbow Six / Rogue Spear Series and came into our own by Ghost Recon.

We are currently taking the “fire fight” to the masses in Call of Duty: Black Ops and gearing up for Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3. We take our competition seriously, competing globally on recognized competition sites, and earning the respect of other clans. If not because of our tactics, because we compete with integrity and hold our members to a high level of expectation. You will find us respectful to others on our servers with a zero tolerance for cheating. Just don’t confuse our “ball busting” comments with being disrespectful. Everyone needs a pair. – Carpe Vacca!

Recruiting: We are currently looking for talent to join the team. Please get involved in our forums if interested.

.why do you have the name Carpe Vacca if the team name is Masters of the Obvious?

Carpe Vacca or “Seize the Cow” is a play on the Name and Clan Tag.  Masters of the Obvious for a Clan Tag “could” be MOO.  That lead to thoughts of  Cows… and then… CV or as we like it [CV].

.where do you compete?

We were involved in the development and administration of The Combat Zone Network back in June 2001.  So our hearts are still involved.  With TCZ preparing to launch for Battelfield 3 we are looking to get involved there again.  However we have competed at The Rumble, TWL, CAL, Tactical Gaming Leagues to name a few.  We are primarily a FPS competition team.  We have taken and defended 1st place on many sites and in numerous tournaments over the years.  To us, that is hanging out and playing for fun.  If you like to play as a team member and play to win, we’d be interested in hearing from you!

Carpe Vacca – Masters of the Obvious

By Bennington Stampe – An Associated Press

Around 310 A.D. the time of Emperor Constantine there was a lesser known faction of politics that disagreed with the government’s views of sex, politics and religion.  As a matter of fact they disagreed with everything government related to the point that it was apparent what stance they would take at voting time.  If the outcome was ever to their disliking they would covertly decorate the royal palace with cow dung.  Thus stating how they felt about the results.  The coined phrase “Bull Shit” allegedly comes from this period.  They shortly earned the name “Carpe Vacca” or “Seize the Cow”.  If you could do that you were a hero.  No one could.

If ever the voting processes were tampered with they would surpass vandalism with an all out assassination of the winner and offending parties. Their stealth and precision on these matters helped influence coupes around the world.  It didn’t take long before they had to leave their country and find a home in the surrounding regions.

During one of their treks in exile they landed in India during a civil war.  The Indians learned first hand the saying, “I am your cow!”  They would drop to the ground stuffing grass in their mouths hoping to find some mercy from their killers.  This rarely happened.  By the time the Gurkhas invaded India this political group had left.  The saying was then carried over for the Gurkha armies.

In English history, the events of 1688-89 leading to the deposition of James II and the accession of William III and Mary II. James’s overt Catholicism and the birth of a Catholic heir united Whigs and Tories against him. Seven Whig and Tory leaders sent an invitation to the Dutch prince, William of Orange, and his consort, Mary, the Protestant daughter of James, to come to England. When William and Mary landed, James’s army deserted him and he fled to France (Dec. 1688). William and Mary accepted the Bill of Rights (1689), which assured the ascendancy of parliamentary power over royal power.  The armies deserting was greatly influenced by the Carpe Vacca.

In 1793 during the French Revolution there hand at the outcome is noted.  No one can say for sure but it was quite apparent in June 1794 the Revolutionary Tribunal was strengthened, and executions increased. However, popular discontent grew, and the Reign of Terror was ended by the overthrow (July 1794) of Robespierre.  That popular discontent was fueled by the Carpe Vacca.

Carpe Vacca continued in existence for years until they dropped out of sight in late 1995.  Their influence on history can be found anywhere there was political upheaval.  They were there.  Usually in the form of inciting riots and funding dissidents.  They were obvious in there ways.  Masters at being obvious, Masters at not being seen.  They were everywhere. They were nowhere.

“CV CREED”

This is my mouse. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

My mouse is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

My mouse, without me, is useless. Without my mouse, I am useless. I must click my mouse true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to hump me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will…

My mouse and myself know that what counts in this match is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the humps that count. We will hump…

My mouse is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its buttons and its wheel. I will ever guard it against the ravages of dirty mouse pads and damage as I will ever guard my legs, my arms, my eyes and my heart against damage. I will keep my mouse clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will…

Before God, I swear this creed. My mouse and myself are the defenders of my clan. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life.

So be it, until victory is Carpe Vacca’s and there is no enemy, but peace!

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