They'd advertised themselves as the "worst alliance on Ship 2," and I thought nothing of it.
I thought nothing of that statement, because in an anime game, who wouldn't advertise themselves as the "worst alliance on ship 2" if it sounded cool? Again, normalized behavior on a server where such behavior was already commonplace.
What curiosity? If it was just more of the same to you, then why would you care?
Because at that moment in time, I was looking for a group of people to play with, and given what went on regularly in ship 2, my suspicions were raised but not enough to dissuade my curiosity because I couldn't figure out who these people were, really. I thought it was all just a joke given all the toxic behavior that went on on Ship 2, and then realized once I saw what they were up to there (in their discord) that they actually were extremists and genuine racists.