Welcome to the eighteenth edition of the “Higher Command Life Stories” column. This week we sat down with Zenishira, a long-time member who rose up through the ranks of Help Force.
This may come as a surprise to some but Help Force actually was not Zenishira‘s first army. He created his own army, Cofo, on Club Penguin Rewritten (CPR) on April 10, 2018. Intended to be Pizza Federation‘s (PZF) new arch-nemesis, they waddled around wearing the green coffee apron. Zenishira clarified that they weren’t exactly an official army, but more of a group of “organized rogues.” The group logged on whenever they felt like it, lacking any sort of formal schedule but recruiting primarily from CPR. Cofo had their own Discord server, and Zenishira co-led with a person named Shannon up until 2019, when a moderator expressed disproval regarding Shannon’s leadership. Thus a new Discord server was created, and the Cofo army continued to grow and was actually noticed by one of the news organizations at the time. In April or May of 2019, Cofo was asked to choose a capitol server, and they chose Blizzard, prompting PZF to declare war on them. In the first battle Cofo was so overwhelmed with PZF’s size they promptly lost their new capitol server and ultimately shut down.
Fast forward to October 19, 2020, Zenishira was recruited from CPR by Diwix under the guise of joining a “stamp hunter team.” Zenishira had over 300 stamps at the time, so he gladly joined and quickly discovered he had joined an army. Zenishira usually kept away from Club Penguin armies, having heard of the Rebel Penguin Federation and such, viewing Cofo as more of a social experiment. Within the first few days of joining Help Force, he noticed that the community was full of positivity, and compared everyone to a “bag of skittles.” Three years later, Zenishira is now a member of their Higher Command team, having rose through the ranks and leaving his mark along the way.
Club Penguin Armies sat down with Zenishira to discuss lessons learned and about him personally.