Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Heightened tension in Tippelbruder

From the Tippelbruder Allgemeine Zeitung, 1st August 1757: "Sabre rattling and threats from the court of Stagonia over alleged insults to their king Maurice by that upright and noble citizen David Linienblatt have led to a state of high alert in Tippelbruder. The Town Watch are now manning barricades at all entrances to the town, the drawbridges are routinely kept raised (despite protests from many merchants who are feeling most inconvenienced), and muskets and cannon have been issued from the town armoury to the town militia for the first time in over 30 years. It is believed that the Freikorps of Count Hans Trunkenbold von Misthaufen is spending the summer in the woods around Tippelbruder, allegedly for the sake of their health; this may be only a coincidence but it is public knowledge that the Count is cousin to David Linienblatt and their presence, as well as a promise of aid from Saxe-Bearstein in the event of hostilities, is helping to maintain good morale and public order in the town."

1 comment:

Fitz-Badger said...

Tippelbruder can count on whatever meagre aid the Soweiter League can provide as we, too, are being threatened by the Vile Stagonians. Small recompense for the great service by Messrs. Tippelbruder throughout the ImagiNations of Uropa.

Your Humble Servant,
Zurik Fitz-Badger