| Group Information|
|Location:|| New Jersey|
|Motto:|| "Meet HA justice."|
|Founded On:|| April 28, 2005|
The Human Alliance (formerly High Alliance), nicknamed "HA", is a group on bungie.net. It was founded by Dogbert14. It was primarily led by him, Hotshotesquire, Iamthey, and WhiffleBallTony during its prime. All of its leaders had led prosperous groups at the time. It has frequently been the target of many other groups, usually as a means of targeting Dogbert. It has been conquered two times, each time being won back. In 2012, Dogbert decided to resurrect it.
Dogbert founded HA on April 28, 2005. An increase in members was very slow at first. HA's first leader (besides Dogbert) was Prophet of Hate, who was promoted to a Prophet just for his name. However, he proved himself worthy of the title by being active.
The TSC WarEdit
Dogbert joined a group called The Sangheili Council. He was an inactive member there for several months until he went to their forums and introduced himself in a thread, claiming that he was a "Human Prophet." Also, since most members there trash-talked humans, this angered him and so he said that "humans kick the crap out of Elites." This proved to be a mistake by all of the flaming and critism directed towards him shortly afterwards. Sword Phantom91, a Hierarch of TSC, saw this as heresy and blacklisted him.
Dogbert left TSC out of anger. Since he thought that his blacklisting was unfair and purely prejudiced, he declared war on them and sent members of HA to spy on them and destroy them. The war with TSC was actually mostly a cold war between him and their founder, Reconcilation. They flamed each other via Private Messages.
At this time, NightPanda007 was given the rank of a Prophet; the Prophet of Power. He was proclaimed a Hierarch one month later, in August. He was the only one other than Dogbert truly involved. He sent PM's to members saying that HA was at war with TSC, and ordering members to destroy them.
Formation of the CouncilEdit
Dogbert decided that, due to the TSC issue, a Council was needed. Using his alternate account, TheVoiceofReason, he formed it. Dogbert, under VOR, was secretly the Head of the Council of HA.
The Election of the First ChancellorEdit
Although the Council was now formed, a true leader was needed - the Chancellor. An election between two fairly active and loyal members, Ghost357 and Dragon X, was soon held. The election lasted for about three weeks, and Dragon X won, six votes to two.
The fall of TSC soon occurred, although it was not because of HA. The following is a quote from The Fall, written by Reconcilation:
Our enemies were defeated, our Alliance stretched to the very boarders of existence... everywhere we were present in some way, shape and even form. Yet it was not by some outside presence that we had fallen, but by our own Decadence. After we had claimed victory for our final time, there was a rush of new members into the Council aswell as the other allied Covenant Chapters. These " new-bloods " were not interested in our ways nor our history, but merely that they were in Council's and Chapters that were infamous across the board. These Fools and Spaming Infidels eventually drove me and other faction members to breaking point, at this time i wrote of a Prophecy that told of our eventual destruction, and how the remainants of our once great Civilisation became the Heretics and Infidels that we fought so hard and valiantly to purge, and now it is that I see how right I was, By our own Decadence we let slip of what we actually represented and because of that small mistake we fell, at the time i thought to escape this torment I would have to do the unmentionable.. I would be forced to kill the Council, and that is exactly what I did.... It was at that moment, once I had finished my long running Council, that I had realised my folly, I had failed...
Over the summer of 2005, peace was made between Dogbert and Reconcilation. However, most members of TSC did not forgive so kindly and continued to be enemies with him, even to this very day. However, the Chancellor, Dragon X, left HA because the forums of Bungie were returning to "a somewhat peaceful state." A new election was soon held, between Darkness Howls and Ghost357. Darkness Howls won.
The War with High CharityEdit
Soon after the fall of TSC, Demon slayer 116, an old member of TSC, started his own group called High Charity. He forgave Dogbert for what he had said and got him to join High Charity. As the group slowly began to progress, Dogbert noticed that many old members of TSC were joining, and these new members created an atmosphere similar to TSC. He did not like this at all and left. Demon slayer 166 noticed this and asked him why he left. Dogbert told him why:
My main reasons for leaving were because you had abandoned High Alliance to begin with. And to top it all off, High Charity was slowly turning into a new "Sangheili Council", full of people who have Elites as avatars, the mention of the term "Sangheili" (which for some reason angers me), "Sacred Duties", "Speak your name", "Those who have abandoned us, may they be left behind when the journey begins", "Stupid human bastards", and irritating members of the old TSC. I have made peace with Reconcilation about 3 months ago, but I am still angered with those other members, such as Sword Phantom91, who refuse to admit that they were wrong about a great many things. It just brought back bad memories of the old Sangheili Council, simply put. I did not wish to be a part of it, eventually to be unaccepted for my beliefs, which resulted in a blacklisting from the old TSC, which led to war. Perhaps you can convince me to once again join. But sorry, I highly doubt that it is going to happen.
Demon slayer 116 was not pleased. Taken aback by Dogbert's blunt response, he flamed Dogbert after his comment. Demon slayer 116 was soon booted from HA and Dogbert once again declared war. He ordered members to spy on HC. He used an alternate account, Trained Elite, an Honor Guard of HA, to spy on them. He acted as someone who was against HA and was eventually promoted to a SpecOps Elite. Eventually, Dogbert revealed himself to be Trained Elite, and ended the war because he realized that it was pointless to begin with. During this time, he abandoned his former rank of "Prophet of War" and renamed it "Emperor." HA was becoming an empire.
A New HierarchEdit
Dogbert's best friend set up an account on bungie.net called Where u At. Immediately after he joined HA, Dogbert promoted him to the rank of a Prophet Hierarch; the Prophet of Hope.
The Senate is formedEdit
During this time, Dogbert had decided that group wars must be put to an end. He formed a Senate full of representatives from many groups. The Senate took place in a thread in HA. The Chancellor was no longer the leader of the Council; he was now the leader of the Senate.
The 1st Destruction of HAEdit
Behind a curtain of secrecy lurked Cyclone868, a self proclaimed spy of the Covenant Elite Community and the one that brought an end to HA for some time.
Cyclone threatened High Charity. He said that he would put an end to many Covenant themed groups such as CEC. Dogbert liked this. He PMed Cyclone, telling him that he would like to help him destroy Covenant groups, mainly CEC. Cyclone told him that he liked his ideas and that they would discuss how to destroy those groups. Their first target would be the Covenant Elite Community.
During that time, they discussed on PMs, Xbox Live, and AIM how to destroy CEC. They decided that in order to fully destroy it, they needed to hack Sword Phantom91's account, since he was the founder of CEC. They dicussed how to hack it. Each had their own ideas. Eventually, Cyclone told Dogbert that he should be a Prophet of HA. Dogbert agreed and promoted him, granting him the title of Prophet of Sacrifice. This proved to be a mistake.
As many days of planning occurred, Cyclone destroyed HA. He booted every member, leaving Where u At for last. However, Where u At, who happened to be online at the time and noticed what was happening, booted Cyclone before he had the chance. However, since he and Cyclone were the last remaining members left, this destroyed the group. Therefore, Where u At was the last member of the original HA. Cyclone then created a placeholder for HA, essentially holding the group for ransom.
Cyclone blackmailed Dogbert, continually asking for things such as access to his enemy groups. He claimed himself to be HA's new leader. Dogbert and his old, loyal members did not like this. Eventually, Dogbert got his group back and demoted Cyclone. Although Dogbert now controlled HA as he once, did Cyclone claimed that he could hack the group if he wanted to. Dogbert wanted to know how to hack. Cyclone agreed that he would teach him how. However, he started to blackmail Dogbert again, who did not like this at all. Angered, he decided to take a stand. He booted Cyclone from both HA and its Council and used TheVoiceofReason to blacklist him in case he somehow got in again. He blocked Cyclone from every communication outlet he hadhad, no longer believing Cyclone could hack. The tide had turned.
Dogbert destroyed the placeholder made by Cyclone and created a new one, telling old members of HA to join it once again. They did so and so did new members as well. Although Prophet of Hate was lost in the destruction and never rejoined HA his absence was made up for. In less than a month, the new HA had gained 40 members, some of which were Senators representing groups wishing to join the Senate. The old HA took many months to gain that amount of members. This massive gain of members was a record.
An election for Chancellorship was held between Hotshotesquire, Papa John, and Mediocresniper. Hotshotesquire won with 13 votes. During this time, the Senate solved a group war between two major groups, ODST Recon and Mjolnir Battle Tactics.
The Covenant Senate Crisis and Cyclone's RevengeEdit
By this time, Dogbert had already managed to turn many people and groups against Cyclone, although some groups, such as High Charity, forgave him for his crimes. He had been booted and blacklisted from many groups. However, he wanted to exact revenge on Dogbert.
He created a thread in many groups using a different account. The thread provided evidence that Dogbert really did want to destroy CEC, quoting a conversation by Cyclone and Dogbert over AIM, and a message from Dogbert explaining how CEC would be destroyed. Most groups he had posted this in believed him, and forgave him. One particular group called The Covenant Senate, founded by Reconcilation, wanted to “take action” against HA. Reconcilation ordered the members of TCS to join HA and “inspect” it.
However, Dogbert did not like this at all. He presented this to the Senate as an issue. As many members from TCS attempted to join HA only to be rejected, Dogbert angrily told a member of TCS that he took this “inspection” as a threat to both him and Where u At, telling that it would “not be tolerated.” Shortly after that message members of TCS stopped trying to join HA and were not heard from since.
Birth of the AssemblyEdit
Believing that the Senate had failed at its goal of bringing prosperity to the community, Papa John decided to create his own “senate” themed group, The 7th Column Assembly. Upon seeing the group, Dogbert, believing the Assembly to be an attempt at power from Papa John, booted Papa John and enforced a new rule stating that no members are permitted to create any “senate” themed groups. Soon a bitter rivalry between the Assembly and the Senate began. Dogbert joined the Assembly to see how it was run, and made several new enemies in the Assembly, all of whom believed the Senate was corrupt. In the end, neither group succeeded with its goals.
The "Order" CrisisEdit
Later, Dogbert created a list of “Orders” that can be given by him at any time. The Orders were as follows:
Order 1- Boot all members.
Order 2- Demote all members.
Order 3- Spam a group (ex: execute Order 3; High Charity)
Order 4- Take over a group.
Order 5- Destroy a group.
Order 6- Destroy any and all Spartan/human themed groups.
Order 7- Destroy any and all Elite themed groups.
Order 8- Take over any and all Spartan/human themed groups.
Order 9- Take over any and all Elite themed groups.
Dogbert falsely claimed they were meant only to protect HA from conquerors as means of defense. Many people even outside of the group took offense to these Orders and discussed taking “appropriate action” against HA.
The public outcry was mainly started by Guardian Hunter, the main leader of Mjolnir Battle Tactics and who was a senator in HA. He posted his concerns in the 7th Column Assembly, labeling Dogbert and HA itself as “corrupt”. Although many members in the Assembly wanted to take action, Papa John did not see HA as a threat. However, he did express dislike towards them, claiming that they “have become too self concerned to help the Community." At this point many members openly objected to the Orders in both the Assembly and HA itself.
Dogbert did not know that the Orders would cause such an outrage. He deleted them almost immediately. Some groups use the Orders to this day. The true reason for the Orders being created is that they were a crucial part of a plan Dogbert invented to destroy the Elite community. See S/E war.
The 2nd ReformationEdit
During this time, the ranks were changed. The following are the ranks that were changed, and the names of their new counterparts:
Prophet Hierarch=Imperial Hierarch
Honor Guard=Imperial Honor Guard
SpecOps Elite=SpecOps Soldier
Disbanding of the SenateEdit
During this time, Dogbert grew tired of micromanaging the Senate – most senators were severely inactive, did nothing to help any groups, and did not follow the rules (such as “no flaming.”). However, the 7th Column Assembly gained a fairly dramatic increase of members and were solving group issues. Upon seeing this, Dogbert announced that he was disbanding the Senate and that Papa John's 7th Column Assembly would handle group problems from there on. All group founders in HA whose group had over 30 members were given the rank of “Governor” and Hotshotesquire was granted the title of “Prophet of Destruction” for his hard work. FlameSama was given the title of the “Prophet of Fire.” The Senate was disbanded on Saturday, March 11. HA was now a complete empire.Dogbert created a new group for HA's leaders called the Imperial Inner Circle.
An Official MilitaryEdit
Dogbert created an official military for HA, starting with the standard “Imperial Soldier” rank being changed to “Citizen.” The “Imperial Soldier” rank was now optional.
Birth of the SeparatistsEdit
Dogbert decided to try to gain public relations points for HA by orchestrating a massive group war, which Hotshotesquire and later Iamthey assisted him with. See S/E war for full details.
The 2nd Destruction of HAEdit
The same day the Separatists had been destroyed by Achronos, Cyclone, who was leaving bungie.net, decided to mark his departure by destroying HA again. He used Viggy's fake b.net sign-in screen and tricked Hotshotesquire into using it, granting Cyclone Hotshot's account information. Using Hotshotesquire's account, which had booting permissions, he destroyed HA for the second time. The following day he created a placeholder for it. History had repeated itself once more. Dogbert reported this to Achronos, who deleted the placeholder. Soon after, Cyclone made a second placeholder. Dogbert reported this to Achronos once more but was refused help. In order to ever gain HA back, the placeholder needed to be destroyed. This alarming chain of events was reported to many Elite groups who were now an ally of HA, and the former leaders of HA discussed plans to retake HA in the Imperial Inner Circle. The Council once again remained unharmed but was severely inactive, as usual. Later, in the Imperial Inner Circle, the leaders did not know what to do to reclaim HA. Hacking was one of the plans, but was eventually given up on. Suddenly, Dogbert had an idea. He remembered how groups were automatically deleted if they were not active within 60 days. His plan was to wait 60 days until the placeholder was automatically deleted (if a group has less than four members throughout 60 days, it is automatically deleted). During this waiting period, one of Dogbert's friends, EnglandOnMyMind, joined the Imperial Inner Circle and was granted the title of Prophet of Happiness. However, problems began to arise when Cyclone, ironically, used HA's placeholder as a base to combat the Separatists. This was only a cover; Cyclone actually believed the views of the Separatists. They had three members – only one more was needed to be off of probation, which would ruin Dogbert's plan. However, one member left, and the placeholder had only two members. During this time, the Separatists destroyed an Elite group, Sangheili Masters, and a major Elite group called the Council of Cordanance was conquered by Cyclone, using his alternate account, Sauron. Soon, the placeholder gained 6 members, foiling Dogbert's first plan. In pure desperation, he reported the placeholder to Achronos, who once again refused. Everything was looking bad for HA's future. For over two months, HA had been a conquered group.
HA's 2nd ReturnEdit
However, on May 11th Cyclone gave Dogbert HA back, claiming that he wanted to make peace. Since Dogbert did not have his main account due to a computer virus which had forced him to erase a lot of computer data, he used his alternate account, dgbrt14, to retake HA. Cyclone told Dogbert that he wanted to discuss “policies” of this matter with him and also wanted to become a leader. Dogbert refused. When it became apparent that Cyclone was once again trying to trick him, Dogbert blocked him and decided to block all communications whatsoever with him forever. On May 13 Dogbert finally regained his main account. On May 15th, HA was remade at last. In three days, HA gained a lot of its old members (since they were recruited again), and new members joined. It had 24 members. On May 17 Where u At told Dogbert that he was leaving bungie.net. A Hierarch had been lost. Since Where u At was no longer a Hierarch, somebody had to take his place. Dogbert chose Hotshotesquire, former general, Chancellor, and Prophet of HA. He was now Second in Command. About a week after his departure, however. Where u At rejoined HA. This caused Hotshotesquire to be demoted to Third in Command. Since Dogbert did not wish to demote neither NightPanda007 or Hotshotesquire to a Minor Prophet he made the new Hierarch limit five. On June 3 FlameSama was promoted to a Hierarch. The circle of the Five Hierarchs was complete.
The MBT WarEdit
During this time, Dogbert was insulting Mjolnir Battle Tactics because of their general leadership. He wrote "The Stupidity of MBT", an article that explained in detail why he hated MBT, using quotes from their leaders and examples of MBT's bad decision making. He called Guardian Hunter an arrogant egotist and said his council was nearly just as arrogant and also were flamers. MBT struck back. Their leaders plotted in their Council while members of MBT attempted to get into HA, but Quickstrike NC, one of MBT's Council Members, intervened, preaching peace. His attempt was successful. Soon, HA and MBT both made peace.
Forming of an EmpireEdit
Dogbert decided that HA needed to become more powerful. He started to recruit members (at least ten a day), and post in The Classifieds. SpitfirereplacedHotshotesquire (now Second in Command) as Third in Command but was later demoted due to inactivity. In mid-July, him and a new member called Iamthey decided that HA needed to live up to its name. While Dogbert made alliances with large groups, Iamthey started to recruit. Soon, he was made a Council Member. The inactive Council was shortly reformed; made into a meeting place for group founders (or representatives). This was to ensure stronger alliances with the allied groups. Soon, Iamthey was promoted to the Head of the Council, replacing the inactive TheVoiceofReason. Soon HA boasted over 150 members, which grew to over 250.
Breaking of The ChainsEdit
But peace did not remain. It was revealed that Dogbert himself was Count Confusion, The Noobinator and MAST3R Y0DA. He was orchestrating the S/E war the entire time. Iamthey owned a group called Central Politics. He and Dogbert co-founded it. Because of this, Dogbert believed that he had the right to Full Control alongside Iamthey. Eventually he made a deal with him – that he would promote him in HA but on the terms of getting FC in CP. Dogbert held up his part of the bargain but Iamthey did not. He thought that Dogbert already had FC. Dogbert obviously did not know this, so he planned to destroy CP. He told Hotshotesquire about this, who in turn told Iamthey upon discovering that Dogbert was planning to destroy his group, LSP (Dogbert thought that Hotshotesquire was seizing too much power with it). In response, Iamthey revealed to the public Dogbert's secret. He posted this in HA shortly before leaving:
I have broken by back here at High Alliance for the past six months. I have taken big risks for dogbert, and for this group. Today I find out that he planned to betray me. For those of you that know I have a group known as central politics, despite Dogbert’s concept that he is some how entitled to it, he is not. I founded it I created the name he did not. All he did is suggest making a political group to challenge Body Politic. However, out of generosity I gave him full control in the group. That is right Dogbert you actually did have full control. I don’t know why you didn’t bother to check. I have no clue what motivated him but he came up with some elaborate plan to use an alternate account called v1ggy (made to look like Viggy) to take over the group, and run it. He had no right to do this. It was my group. Dogbert you crossed the line. And I am sorry but I have no choice. I have sent PM's to every major group leader explaining to them exactly what you have been at for the past six months. And it is time that everyone knows. Dogbert was count confusion, Master yoda, and the noobinator. I have aim convos, files, briefings, and all sorts of things to show. Not to mention he planned to take over the group MBT. He want me to rig an election, so that I could gain GH's trust, and give Dogbert FC. This Dogbert is unacceptable I trusted you, and you turned on me. Nothing will ever fix that. You have broken my cardinal sin. Not to mention what you have done for your own power. I do not want anything to do with you or HA. I encourage all of you not to waste your time here, you will only be burned as I have. Good Bye.
Dogbert originally denied being any of the Sep figures, saying that it was a prank Iamthey took too seriously, but later admitted his guilt. FlameSama, feeling angry and betrayed, left HA, along with the entire staff except brian walker (he was later booted upon Dogbert discovering that he was planning to destroy HA in response to the S/E war conflict). HA was spammed repeatedly by two figures called Pope Mashama and The baron. The spam was cleaned up after a week. Meanwhile, FlameSama reported Dogbert's guilt to Peaceful Prophets, who in return broke away from HA:
All this time....all this time you led me and countless others around with your lies. We all trusted you and respected you, now it turns out that our friend is really our greatest enemy? I lost all respect for you, you lying scumbag, we all promised to work together against the seps, and it turns out you were their leader, you disgust me. I hope High Alliance falls apart with the loss of me, iamthey, and all the others you betrayed, piss off and die you lying prick -FlameSama
WhiffleBallTony demanded a talk with Dogbert, who explained that the Seps were created as a publicity stunt for HA that went too far when the Sep members started destroying groups. This was a partial lie: it was a publicity stunt, but Dogbert did not actually care about the groups getting destroyed. WhiffleBallTony forgave him. So did Iamthey and Hotshotesquire, but Hotshotesquire refused to rejoin HA because he believed that he would get bad public relations if he continued to associate with HA. Meanwhile, FlameSama even went as far as to ally with the Elites of the covenant, an enemy group led by the art of halo2 and CovanatSlayer117asa means to destroy HA. In Fire At Will (WhiffleBallTony's group), WhiffleBallTony revealed to the public his opinion:
I am not booting dogbert and no one will be able to sway my opinion. I have spoken with him and I know that he will not harm this group. If he had intended to do so, he would have earlier. He may have been responsible for some spam attacks but that is it. Even I initiated one of them so that people would be active, ok? I faked to be Thunderstruck and lied that the account was a sep. You guys need to learn to understand. This may be hard to get past, but as long as we forgive and forget, everything will be fine. I am 95% positive that dogbert does not wish to do any more harm. However, if he does, then it will be the last straw. Dogbert, I forgive you even though it doesn't seem like anyone else does. Now, good night everyone.
CovanatSlayer was outraged. This was also was the last straw for FlameSama, who left FAW. However, Matthew_Kaine forgave Dogbert. FlameSama, who mocked Dogbert, telling him that he would never regain his staff, was not heard from for a fairly long time. However, it was not enough for the EOTC, who threatened both Dogbert and HA itself. Insults flew back and forth for a long time. Then Dogbert explained himself in a detailed manner:
Yes, I did conduct the S/E war. But not in the way that you think. The Seps were created to scare the Community. The plan was that my group, High Alliance, would destroy them and gain publicity, obviously causing member growth. The whole thing about the Seps being against Elites was a scandal – I needed a reason for them to exist. However, my members went too far and started to actually attack Elite groups. Yes, I did encourage them, but I needed to appear to be on their side. Many of my members went as far to attacking groups I forbade them to attack, such as The Unified Core. It was not in the plan for the Seps to do anything like that. I gave several sublimal clues (I counted more than 50) to my secret throughout the course of the war. I'm still surprised that my secret wasn't discovered earlier. The most obvious clue was me relating myself to Palpatine from Star Wars – the person who orchestrated a war with the Separatists, had Count Dooku as a helper, and had a well-known reputation. I thought MAST3R Y0DA was going too far with the clues, but apparently not. I no longer have a personality resembling Palpatine (thank god) but me and one other person who knew from the beginning laughed our asses off at the sheer ignorance of the Community. Master Yodel became a problem. He wanted to establish himself as a known conqueror, which he ultimatley did. I eventually kicked him out of the Seps for being a dumbass. I never wanted any actual groups to be harmed. The only groups I myself attacked were branches of my own group, like Conservative Party Union and The Tattered Volume. Besides, they already suffered from inactivity. Some people were kind enough to forgive me. I don't know why they did because if I were them there would be no forgiveness. I appreciated that. Some others made a big scene out of it and tried to use it against me. They failed and one of them, one of my former staff members, is not to be seen anywhere. I am not asking for your forgiveness, because I do not deserve any, but I just want these skeletons out of my closet. I apologize for causing these horrible chain of events, but some of you really need to get a life and stop worrying about your groups. I'm done gaining publicity for my group because now I have a real life.
CovanatSlayer1 and The Art of Halo2 forgave Dogbert but were not allowed back into HA until further notice. Meanwhile, Cyclone868 was caught plotting against HA again, which ended when Dogbert contacted him and threatened to do even more damage to his reputation.
Dogbert changed the name from High Alliance to The Human Alliance. The ranks were also changed. During this time Hotshotesquire rejoined HA.
Loss of a leaderEdit
Dogbert was still trying to convince Iamthey to boot FlameSama from his group, Imperial Center but Iamthey, believing FlameSama to be a useful political object to use to his advantage, refused. Dogbert told FlameSama Iamthey's true reason for not booting him. When FlameSama did not believe him, he posted a part of an AIM conversation he had with Iamthey in which Iamthey told him his reasons for making FlameSama stay. Iamthey, infuriated at what he saw as another betrayal, banned Dogbert from IC and put him on trial for treason. Dogbert explained to Iamthey that though he knew what he was doing was risky, it was for the greater good. Iamthey accepted this but told Dogbert that he could not trust him anymore. The two agreed not to talk for several months until "the dust cleared." Iamthey dropped the treason charge but still charged him with misusing his moderator powers against FlameSama. Dogbert lost his rank as punishment and once again had his loyalties compromised. Iamthey and Dogbert eventually started talking again but Iamthey did not rejoin HA.
Despite its high amount of members, HA fell into severe inactivity, the most active member being Splitze. FlameSama was confident that this time HA had truly fallen and would "never rise again."
After several months of inactivity, Iamthey and WhiffleBallTony wanted HA to rise again. Iamthey rejoined and recruited new members while Dogbert and WhiffleBallTony deleted all of the old threads. To Iamthey's suggestion, the ranks were changed to better suit the old HA's style, though Dogbert kept a few of the human-themed ranks. Another suggestion of Iamthey was to boot all but 120 members (to make the new members try to help recruit). In a week HA had over 180 members and was beginning to get slightly more active. Months later, HA had over 270 members. During this time, Hotshot disappeared from bungie.net for reasons unknown and was never heard from again. His account is now deleted.
In March 2008, HA briefly merged with Clan of Elites. However, it was short-lived and did not help either group, so it died out.
On April 30, 2008, TOM T 117 was promoted to an Imperial Hierarch. It was discovered that due to Dogbert's growing absence from HA, Cozmo360 had been banning random members for no reason. He was demoted, and at the same time, Matthew_Kaine was demoted due to inactivity.
On June 23, 2008 Dogbert changed the motto from "We never close" to "Meet HA justice."
In 2009, HA fell into inactivity once more. Dogbert, a senior in high school at the time whose social life was starting to grow, did not care about HA anymore. This resulted in his almost complete absence in HA. The rest of the leaders became inactive as well. Most of them have since left b.net itself.
In 2010, HA had died out. None of HA's old leaders remained on bungie.net, and Dogbert only occassionally visited the site. He no longer cared about bungie politics. After months passed, Dogbert officially declared HA to be dead, and opened the member queue to the public. He also removed the bans on all blacklisted members, including Cyclone868.
Meanwhile, Spartans Alliance had also died. A member there called D4RK45S1N was attempting to revive the group, and asked to lead the group. Its founder, TOM T 117 refused his offer, stating that he wished SA to remain dead. D4RK expressed his anger at this decision to Dogbert, asking him to support his efforts. Dogbert, after realizing that TOM T was beyond persuasion, Dogbert decided that it was time to leave HA in someone else's hands. Impressed with D4RK's no-nonsense attempt to revive SA, he offered D4RK ownership of HA, which D4RK accepted. After years of ruling HA, Dogbert stepped down and declared D4RK to be his successor.
Since handing over HA to D4RK, Dogbert had been occassionally checking on HA to see if D4RK was doing his job. Several months of inactivity passed. Dogbert, who still had Full Control, demoted D4RK. Dogbert continued to look for a second successor, but had no luck.
HA is currently a dead group; Dogbert officially declared HA to be dead, and opened the member queue to the public, in addition to removing the bans on all blacklisted members, including Cyclone, who he no longer considered an enemy due to the amount of time that had passed. Dogbert, FlameSama, and Cyclone look back on the old days of bungie.net and laugh about them together, Dogbert saying, "I never once thought that five years later we'd be looking back on all those fucked up events and laughing about it, least of all with Cyclone."
The ranks are as follows. Each of them are in order from lowest to highest.
- Normal ranks:
Heretic - one who has left HA.
Citizen - a standard member.
Monitor - a standard moderator.
Sergeant - a monitor with a higher authority status.
Lieutenant - in charge of the moderators.
Captain - a lieutenant with a higher authority status.
Imperial Hierarch - the main leaders.
Supreme General - Dogbert's personal rank.
- Special ranks:
Soldier - used for infiltrating enemy groups. This rank is almost never used.
Council Member - self-explanatory.
Imperial Honor Guard - used for protecting HA.
Hunter - used for tracking down enemies of HA and basically making their life hell.
Branches of HAEdit
HA had "branches;" extensions of the main group. None exist any longer.
The Council of HA - discussed general group issues and sometimes voted on a decision. It also discussed the general safety of the group. Its last leader was Iamthey.
Imperial Inner Circle - a meeting place for HA's main leaders. This branch was hardly ever used; most issues were discussed in the Council.
- Prophet of Hate was HA's first leader (besides Dogbert), who was promoted to the rank of a Hierarch just because of his name. Despite how initially unwise it was to promote him, he proved himself worthy of the title and was active. He became inactive after the TSC War, and after HA's First Destruction he did not rejoin due to inactivity.
- NightPanda007 was one of HA's most active leaders. His title was Prophet of Power. He greatly helped HA during the TSC War but was later demoted due to inactivity.
- FlameSama1 was an active leader of HA known for his rebellious attitude. His title was Prophet of Fire. He disobeyed some rules in HA (such as "no flaming" and "blacklist for a reason"), which Dogbert disapproved of. He eventually was promoted to a major Hierarch. FlameSama left HA during the Breaking of The Chains and openly opposed both Dogbert and HA, allegedly setting up an alliance with the Elites of the Covenant to rally people against him. He and Dogbert viciously argued for months. He claimed that Dogbert would never get his staff back but was proven wrong. He posted on Iamthey's personal website for some time, which ended when Dogbert joined it and began posting as well. He then receded to the group Peaceful Prophets and rarely left that group. He left bungie.net in 2009, and reconciled with Dogbert one year later.
- Hotshotesquire joined HA as a spy for the Covenant Elite Community and quickly started doing things to benefit the group, to gain Dogbert's trust. However, he grew close to Dogbert and quit being a spy. He went on an advertising spree for HA, and was eventually promoted to the rank of General, then Chancellor of the Senate, and later to a major Hierarch (replacing Where u At as Dogbert's Second-in-Command), being given the title of Prophet of Destruction. He helped Dogbert with a lot of various schemes, most notably the S/E War. He led LSP. He disappeared from bungie.net in 2008. He claims to be a direct descendant of Maximilien Robespierre.
- Iamthey was one of HA's most helpful leaders. He joined HA and proved to have an interest in bettering it. He was eventually elected to be Head of the Council, and was later promoted to a major Hierarch (Dogbert's Third-in-Command). Although members were allowed to hold only one rank at a time, Dogbert allowed him to keep both ranks due to his effectiveness at leading the Council. He assisted Dogbert in conducting the S/E War. He led Conservative Party Union, Central Politics and eventually Imperial Center. He left bungie.net in 2009, shortly before Dogbert, and is currently an active member of cybernations.net. Dogbert considered him to be his most valuable asset.
- WhiffleBallTony was a member that was eventually promoted to a minor Hierarch. He and Dogbert developed a somewhat close relationship, and he served as Hotshotesquire's replacement when Hotshot departed bungie.net. He led Fire At Will and later Strength of The World. He left bungie.net in 2009.
- Cyclone868, like Hotshotesquire, joined HA as a spy for the Covenant Elite Community. He gained Dogbert's trust by showing support for his plans to destroy CEC. Dogbert promoted him and gave him the title of the Prophet of Sacrifice. Once he had sufficient moderator abilities, Cyclone destroyed HA. Dogbert reclaimed it, but it was eventually taken over again by Cyclone, who tricked Hotshotesquire into giving him his account information, and used Hotshot's Hierarchal abilities to conquer the group (this led to HA being in a state of maximum security ever since). Two months later, Dogbert once again reclaimed HA, and cut off all forms of communication with Cyclone. Cyclone, currently, rarely visits bungie.net, and remains the only person who has ever managed to conquer HA. In 2010, Dogbert forgave him.
- EnglandOnMyMind was HA's first female leader. She was promoted to a minor Hierarch immediately upon joining due to the fact that she was a good friend of Dogbert's in real life. Dogbert jokingly called her "SovietRussiaOnMyMind." Her title was Prophet of Happiness. She was rarely active and eventually forgot about bungie.net completely. She and Dogbert remain in close contact.
- Where u At was another good friend of Dogbert's in real life. He was also solely promoted to a major Hierarch for that reason, recieving the title of Prophet of Hope and becoming Dogbert's Second-in-Command. Like EnglandOnMyMind, he too was rarely active and eventually forgot about bungie.net. He remains in contact with Dogbert.
- Spitfire was also a friend of Dogbert's in real life. The same situation with the above two occured with him, except that he and Dogbert eventually fell out of contact.
- Brian Walker was an active moderator that was discovered to be plotting against HA as a result of the Breaking of The Chains, and was promptly booted by Dogbert. After several months, Dogbert decided to forgive BW and he was allowed access back into HA. However, he was not granted his rank back. He was permabanned in June 2008 for constantly insulting Dogbert, who reconciled with him two years later. He remains an active member of bungie.net.
- Cozmo360 was a moderator, and a friend of Hotshotesquire's in real life. He and Dogbert regularly corresponded. In 2008, he was caught handing out blacklists to random members for no reason, and was demoted.
- Matthew_Kaine was the Senior Advisor of the Council due to his close personal relationship with Iamthey; he was later promoted to the rank of a minor Hierarch. He was relatively inactive, and disappeared from bungie.net between 2008 and 2009. He was officially demoted at the same time TOM T 117 was promoted. He led The Tattered Volume. Dogbert has always strongly suspected him to be Auguised, due to the striking similarities between the two.
- TOM T 117 knew Dogbert from his own group, Spartans Alliance, which Dogbert actively supported. He joined HA in 2010 and was immediately promoted to a major Hierarch, Iamthey's replacement, due to his relationship with Dogbert. Shortly afterwards, he left bungie.net and consequently HA. He later rejoined bungie.net and became a Forum Ninja. Since HA had officially died, he was not asked to rejoin HA.
- D4RK45S45S1N was a member of Spartans Alliance, which had died. D4RK impressed Dogbert (a member of SA, and the appointed leader before he was demoted due to inactivity) with his methods of attempting to revive SA. Dogbert decided to resign from HA, and appointed D4RK as his first successor. He was demoted in early 2012 due to inactivity.
In the fictional Bungie continuum, HA is portayed as being founded by Dogbert. It starts out as a "democratic empire" but eventually transitions into a democracy. It is also the largest planet in the continuum. It's capital city is High Alliance (which was the old name for HA), which is portayed as a combination between Miami, Florida and Los Angeles, California.
- Y0urd3ad once made an alternate account called "Low Alliance" to mock HA.
- HA was once known as having the most stickied threads for a group.
- April 28, HA's founding date, is Saddam Hussein's birthday. This is entirely coincidental.