Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida
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Broken Arrow was formed many moons ago in the dark, dull minds of exploring Frenchmen with affinities for what we now call disco dancing. With blazing orange uniforms and superhero aspirations, the founding fathers stormed onto the fields of central Florida and stormed right back off upon realizing their opponents shot back. A unit of varied success, they knew never to declare defeat... even after they lost poor François to a Timucua attack back in 1564.
Broken Arrow continues its strong traditions of cockyness and cowardice today as more and more poor college students join its ranks. Since arrows are obsolete and early native injuns are no longer a problem, the team now plays paintball and does it for pre-game prize drawings and post-game Arby's trips. Lead bullets have been replaced with colourful balls, uniforms with patches, and Frenchmen with Air Force cadets (though you wouldn't notice the difference after a quick conversation).
We loot, pillage, and plunder at various events at least twice a semester. Practice is held every weekend at our special place. Trips are sometimes made to other fields for varied play.
Our members are widely varied in every aspect imaginable. We have lazy goobers and hyper whackjobs. We have people of all different colours, shapes, sizes, beliefs, flavours, wealths, and marital statuses for you to get into long and dirty fights with. If you do not fit in with our standard of diversity, you will be dragged out back and beaten with squeegees... a diverse array of squeegees of a wide range of colours, shapes, sizes, beliefs, flavours, wealths, and marital statuses.
Since only a few members have the millions of dollars* necessary to invest money into the game, we do not enforce tactics that emphasize firepower. Members of Broken Arrow have been known to run the fields with crowbars and 2x4s in the attempt to save money.
Broken Arrow guarantees physical safety** in all of its excursions. Strict adherence to rules such as No smoking near the oxygen tanks
, and Seat backs must be upright and trey tables locked before takeoff.
has lead to a near flawless safety record in our team.
As an exception to the diversity rule, no cheaters are welcome. Girls are rare and hard to come by at ERAU.*** We support in a commitment to a healthy relationship between you and your mate. A loss of girlfriend (and thus, loss of girl), can result in the total collapse of our college ecosystem. Therefore, we declare cheaters a moral hazard to the team. Anyone caught cheating will be forced to play on the other side at a scenario game, dressed as a woman. A second offense will result in your banishment from the team and all your Constitutional rights revoked. The punishment isn't that severe if you think about it.****
The team is undergoing revisions to its management and appearance. A new website is being considered, and a patch and jersey design are on the way. Once the coup is complete, more details may emerge regarding the changes... or it may not. New governments are always shifty.
Recruiting and Contact:
Our membership is restricted to students and alumni of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as specified in Paragraph 3 of Section 19.5 of The Unwritten Code of Forming a College Team, Club, Group, or Organization (UCFCTCGO). Honorary memberships are extended to friends of the team who stick with it for the duration of a never-to-be-specified amount of scenarios.
In all seriousness: Do not let the existence of a paintball team, scenario or otherwise, dictate your decision to attend ANY institution of education. There are many more important factors to consider when choosing a school than this mere club. This post has been made to notify incoming freshman (who frequent this site) that there is indeed a paintball team (we've got two!) at the school.
PM me and I can inform you more about the club as the Fall semester approaches.
* That's right, we've had a millionaire on the team before. It happens.
** We make no guarantees to your psychological stability. Please consult your physician before trying Broken Arrow.
*** The current count is about 6 across all ERAU campuses. While efforts to halt poaching have been quite successful, we ask the entire population of ERAU to remain vigilant in the pursuit to maintain this valuable species.
**** If we don't revoke them, the government is on the fast-track to revoking them anyway.
We look forward to hearing from potential members. G'day!
This post has been edited by Tolgak: 02 August 2008 - 03:35 AM