Could be wrong as I started the server quite late but I do believe TSF started out as merc II and the V&D members found a new home here after getting kicked about a bit. So their BP would not count to our totalA voice of reason!! Haha yes!!! Thank you for posting as talking only to cranky is almost as boring as founding cities.
I agree with all statements you made, except characterizing my point about TC as a lie. I would say slight embellishment would be most fitting.
But that does lead me to point out the same in reverse for TSF. TSF was originally Vicious and Delicious prior to being Mercs 2. So those figures are also slighlty skewed from the war with Dark Elite. That is also why the majority of the original members are located so far south. VD was a core alliance and was rimmed.
But MD/TC is still the youngest of all the existing alliances by a substantial margin in terms of how long this server has been active. That can be verified as well.