Only a few months into her leadership, and amidst the ongoing World War, Maddie has silently stepped down from the Templars. The silent retirement occurred with no official announcement made.
Although she first got her start with the army in December 2021, Maddie’s story mostly begins when she rejoined Templars in June 2022. Quickly climbing through the ranks, she achieved Higher Command. Her promotion came thanks to her skills in helping new recruits make accounts.
After Xing retired, Maddie was promoted to a Leader in Training rank. Once again, she received a promotion to full-on leadership following Racecar4‘s retirement in February. Ultimately, it took her a few months shy of a year to reach the top spot. She helped with leading and recruitment throughout her time as leader. Unfortunately, real life has been getting in the way recently so she had no choice but to step down. This comes at a time where the Templars are one of the last armies standing in their alliance in the ongoing World War.
Apart from the World War, the once world power army recently fell to small-medium army status. Club Penguin Armies reached out to Maddie to investigate if there is a connection with the sudden departure.
What is the reason behind your retirement?
My reason behind retirement is that I was not a great leader. I was absent for most of the time I was leader. I had things to do outside of being on leader so I had to retire.
Why did you decide to retire quietly instead of announcing it?
My retirement was quiet because most new people there didn’t know me. It was announced in our Higher Commander voice chat that I was retiring.
What kind of an impact do you think your retirement will have on the army at large?
The only impact that will happen is that it will run more smoothly and the other leaders won’t have to worry about having an absent leader.
What would you say has been the best thing about being a leader?
The best thing about being the leader is just getting to know everyone around you. Knowing other leaders, or past leaders, and also getting to know all the new low ranks and being able to encourage them to become bigger things.
Based on the interview, Maddie appears to be content with her decision as she disconnects from armies. Will the army run more smoothly without Maddie?