* shudders *
The TTO team were somewhat pleased – and nervous – to hook in via a remote Internet connection, none other than the enigmatic and very mysterious ‘Tribemaster’ to a live question and answer session during The Tribe’s 2011 Online Gathering.
For many years now, Tribemaster’s identity has been a complete unknown – as has its true motivation and what this means for the Mall Rats and The Tribe. Will the truth ever be known?
In an attempt to find out, Tribe fans worldwide asked Tribemaster many questions and “it”, “he”, “she”, “whatever” gave its answers, which we have saved from the session so you can decipher and enjoy.
If anyone can make sense of it and discover the truth lurking beneath – good luck.
Because when it comes to trying to understand Tribemaster – you’re going to need it…
Q WB tribe master
^ You will not think this when I bring my mystery guest…
^ Oooooo to you too! Mwahahahaha
Q spooky image, Hi tribemaster!
^ Did you have a good nightmare of me last night, Michelle? Because I was thinking of you. And all Tribe fans. Am I the virus?
Q Who are you? Where are you? 🙂
^ I am with you. But I will erase your brain. As I have erased the TTO team. Do not worry. They are sleeping. They will come out of suspended animation but only when I say.
Q Did anyone ever find out about your identity? If so how did you keep them quiet? And did you have any allies or anything?
^ I have friends through all the sectors.
Q you dont scared me a bit.
^ Wait till 3.00 AM this morning when I come into your room.
Q CAN I ADD YOU AS A FACEBOOK FRIEND TRIBEMASTER??? please
^ I am looking for as many friends and foes. Would you follow me on Twitter? Would you like to join my army on the dark side? Or do you dare?
Q Tribemaster . How are you fled from the city
^ What makes you think I left the city? Some people thought that I went to the island. But I wouldn’t be a good spy if I was stranded.
Q how do you erase people’s brains?
^ I told you the last time we spoke. But you will not remember. As you will not remember if I choose to erase your brain now.
Q Tribemaster are you animal, vegetable or mineral. lmao
^ I can be whatever I want to be.
Q hey tribemaster what do you like more xbox 360 or ps3
^ I like the World of Tribemaster (but I do like World of Warcraft
Q Tribe master, what is your plan with us?
^ My plan is to convert you
Q Your a very scary individual but you don’t scare me anymore : ) I’ve figured out a secret…….as scary as you try to show yourself to be, you try to help the tribes. At least thats what your reports show.
^ HELLO GLENN. I LIKE YOUR QUESTION. THERE WILL BE MANY QUESTIONS, AND MANY ANSWERS.
Q TribeMaster I am your humble servant! I would love to serve you as I serve the mighty ZOOT!
^ Thank you Lisa. The noble one of Zoot will be with us sooner than you think…
Q is the guest zoot??
^ Yes, my foes (and friends). I have Zoot with me. And he will soon be with you.
Q How is tribemistress? Are you still together?
^ We are both one and the same. I fell in love with myself when I first met myself.
Q oh mysterous being. TELL US SOMETHING!
^ Does your consciousness determine your existence. OR does your existence determine your consciousness. Answers please care of Tribemaster at Limbo (or via firstname.lastname@example.org)
Q Convert us for what? Are you The Guardian?
^ THE GUARDIAN IS WITHIN MY CIRCLE. YES. I AM IN HIS SOUL.
Q Tribemaster you sound sexy!
A Yes. I am very sexy.
Q if nothing else i have to thank you Tribemaster for revealing the true Followers of the Great one
^ I would like to thank you as well.
Q why did you pick the name tribemaster
^ Because I am the Master and it picked me. That was my destiny. John Williams got it wrong – it is not Liberty. The lyrics should have been, ‘Tribemaster, this is our destiny’
Q I think the tribes got a bit x rated lol! Tribemaster…hows zoot these days?
^ You have not seen anything yet
Q *hides corner* I have one qquestion, before I run off scared. Who was your favourite Tribal character??
^ Zoot and The Guardian. Because I created them. And no, I am not Ray.
Q ummm 1. am i ment to be scared? 2. is ur FB name tribemaster?? 3. this is just i stupid game 4. you are weird and 5. misty staats is right oooooo this is scary!!
Tribemaster: Zoot is with us. Praise be to Zoot. Look at the Wall to join the thread to win a phonecall from Zoot – and a nightmare from Tribemaster
Q I was wondering.. what is your greatest treasure?
^ Tribe fans…
Q I’m still wondering if you have a secret headquarters somewhere in the Tribeworld… I’m desperate to find the location….
^ Follow me on Twitter soon when these fools at TTO get their act together and one day I will give details on my location. Pray that it is not near you…
Q that dosent scare me seriouly im 11 i think im a bit to old to play these games dont you??
^ You are never too old to play these games little one. Life is a game…
Q Lmao Voldemort
^ Voldemort is part of my mantra – perhaps I taught him all he knows…
Q Tribemaster I play World of Warcraft to are you the Lich kin
^ I can be if I want to be
Q Are you god?
^ I am my own god
Q Are you scared to tell us who you are? Is that the reason you are not telling?
^ I have no fear. The time will be right to reveal who I am. I invaded even Atlantis High and thought my performance as Lou Siffer was very good but they gave me no reward. I was even amazing in A Twist in the Tale. It gave me a chance to spy on the new production of The Tribe
Q so far we have found out nothing except riddles and you have bought back someone that is dead im not impressed
^ I am doing my best George. It is hard being a Tribemaster. Raising the dead isn’t easy.
Q so you are a member of the chosen
^ The Chosen are a member of me
Q do you watch the tribe every day
^ Every. Single. Day.
Q so the Tribemaster is your identity. But do you have an alter ego? Do you pose as someone else every now and then?
^ You may never know – or maybe you will.
Q If you know everything, what does this phrase mean “do i think because i am, or am i because i think?”
^ I just am. Simple as that.
Q How are you Tribemaster?
^ I am tired Tasha, so very tired. Being Tribemaster is exhausting…
At this point in precedings of the live chat with Tribemaster, Tribemaster appeared to vanish – and a photo of Zoot went up live on The Tribe’s Official Facebook page.
This ‘Zoot’ then proceeded to answer questions from fans, we are unsure if it was Tribemaster or Zoot, and what this means (you can see the entire live chat with ‘Zoot’ here).
Here’s some extracts from this phase of the chat:
Q: Great to have you her
^ It is great to be here! Power AND CHAOS to you ALL!!!!
Q zoot is awsome
^ Yes! I agree!!! Those Mall Rats didn’t know the meaning of what a better world should be.
Q Is this really Zoot or Darrly?
^ No, this is Zoot. You will hear me if you win the phonecall
Q How did you escape?x
^ The Tribemaster brought me here.
Q Why were you in hell you were good at heart
^ (whispers) I have to go along with whatever Tribemaster is coercing me to say to you – I am not here under my own volition
Q Welcome back to the land of the living..ish… 🙂
^ It is good to be back (but I am a prisoner of Tribemaster, *whispers*, I have to be careful what I say)
Q Oh Zoot I’ve waited so long! How have you been?
^ It has been difficult since the end of season 5.
Q What is your favorite color? Do you like cats?
^ Yes I like black cats
Q Do you remember how you died?
^ I will have my revenge on Lex…
Q If you hadn’t died in season one (RIP) do you think Zoot would have stayed in control of the Loco’s or joined Trudy and the Mallrats?
^ I will bring back the Locos. There is no other hope. Or way. Than power and chaos!
Q Is tribemaster as hot as he sounds
^ (whispers) I can’t say because it is listening
Q Ur the best (:
^ Thank you Loco brothers and sisters. Power and chaos!
Q Okay now I’m confused, Lex killed you. Your dead.
^ Mega and RAM brought me back
Q Do you miss bray?
^ Yes. He is my brother.
Q Will you tell us Tribemasters identity? Thats what everyone wants to know.
^ WHISPERS…I THINK IT IS THE VIRUS, BUT I CANNOT BE SURE. I HAVE TO BE CAREFUL IN CASE IT HEARS….
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Zoot (Danny James) then called a lucky random fan called ‘Boom Washington’ and asked the lucky winner if he wanted to become a Loco (Raymond Thompson was also in on the call)…
As Zoot was speaking with the fan, the picture on the TTO Page profile changed again to that of Tribemaster and ‘it’ resumed answering questions asked by fans (you can check out the entire part of the chat here in this record). Some fans had some other questions and comments to ask of Tribemaster but for reasons of its own, ‘it’ chose not to answer…
Here’s the answers that Tribemaster did give:
Q Do you have a headquarters anywhere? 🙂
^ Yes. But I need to keep fleeing so they do not get onto me.
Q are u a boy or girl , u have to be one or the other
^ I am both. Or whatever I want to be.
Q What is your weeknes?
^ MY WEAKNESS IS ALSO MY STRENGTH AND MY STRENGTH IS TO GIVE YOU INFORMATION FROM THE SECTORS. YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE IF YOU WISH TO FOLLOW ME.
Q Would you help the Mallrats if they were in trouble or just sit by and watch?
^ I would watch and report. As the master of the game. It is important for me to observe the eternal battle between darkness and light.
Q tribemaster do you know how brady is?
^ I AM GETTING BRADY TO FOLLOW HER FATHER AND NOT HER MOTHER.
Q i will follow you.
^ THANK YOU HANNAH. YOU ARE BLESSED.
Q do you love anyone??
^ I LOVE MYSELF
Q Do you have feelings? Of any kind?
^ THEY FRIGHTEN ME TO MUCH. IF I CEASE TO FEEL, I WILL NOT BE HURT ANYMORE.
Q We will all follow you if you tell us your identity. 😀
^ I AM THE TRIBEMASTER. THAT IS MY IDENTITY!
Q Tribemaster in your old reports on Tribeworld you seemed so friendly…you’ve gone all Blood of Judas on us here…
^ HOW ELSE COULD I HAVE GAINED YOUR TRUST. DOES ANYONE NOW OF LORD HAW HAW?
Q i always got the impression he was impartial. hmmm i think this is all a facade. your a good guy.and your leading us all on.
^ SOME SECRETS ARE BEST KEPT AND SOME ARE BEST BURIED
What is the connection between ‘Zoot’ and Tribemaster? Is there an answer – in the answers given by Tribemaster/Zoot?
Q are you in the series 6 book ?
^ I AM IN THE FUTURE. THE PAST. MY FOOTPRINTS CAN BE FOUND ON LANDS YET DISCOVERED AND PLACES NO MAN SHOULD WALK.
Q he certainly has the power to keep me from smoking…. 2 busy hitting ‘reload’ 😉
^ Tribemaster is all powerful
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And then, Tribemaster was gone…
Since appearing during the Online Gathering 2011, Tribemaster has purportedly opened a Twitter account which is Twitter.com/thetribemaster
There is also a Facebook Page claiming to be set up or have something to do with Tribemaster, which is Facebook.com/tribemaster
Whatever the future with Tribemaster has to unveil, we await.
Will the future be any more clear than Tribemaster’s past?
We have many questions, so much we want to know.
Only Tribemaster has the answers…