After many months of tension and waiting, war is nearly upon us. The propaganda war waged by Koenig Maurice of Evil Stagonia has served only to harden the resolve of the people of Tippelbruder and their allies, and all await the conflict with determination and visions of victory over the Vile Stagonians.
A piece of doggerel scrawled on a wall in Tippelbruder recently sums up the feelings of the Tipplebruderans:
Do you really think
And her even more evil king
Tittering and scheming and threatening
Has any chance of doing a thing?
Tyrants never prosper long
Others gather to right the wrong
So carry on making your bluster
Tattle-head empty-brained thing
After you've run away screaming
Gone into exile and dreaming
Of days when your reign meant something
Now you'll repent your false lustre
In grief and misery, King
And never forget Tippelbruder - the small town with a large sting.