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Old 2011-04-15, 23:32
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And Then There Was War - Episode 2

"Too long have we lived under the tyranny of the Franco-Supian alliance my brothers, too long!" screeched Dr. Funfrock from atop a platform on the Wannie Mine as a mass of Wannies collected at the base, leaving the island otherwise deserted.

Harold the Wannie listened intently to every word. He was too young to remember anything of the Zeelichian Civil War, in fact, he was barely of age to enter the Wannie rite of passage to earn his 'fire-glove'.
Harold felt that what this stranger said made sense, after all, why should they suffer under the Upper-Worlders? Their generation had nothing to do with the war. Surely they'd pay their dues for what had passed in these Hellish mines.

"I know I do not look, or talk like any of you. But I understand your plight, I understand your suffering, and the time of the Wannie is upon us! Follow me, and never again will those snobs up in Ortringal look down up our powerful people! NEVER AGAIN WILL YOU CAST YOUR EYES DOWN IN SHAME!"

The crowd of Wannies, who were minutes before robotically going about their schedule were suddenly hysterical, chanting long-forgotten Wannie war cries enthusiastically. There was no going back now. Wannies here and there were shouting "rather one day as mine-lord than a thousand as a firefly!"

Something in Harold's mind snapped.
"I do not deserve to be treated as a piece of dirt to be trod on by the Sups! If getting the life I deserve means war, then I will fight with all my heart. Fire-glove or no!"

Funfrock went on frenziedly now, realizing the he had successfully mobilized the Wannies for war, something that would strike fear into even the most pompous of Sup.
"The Mosquibees have grown weak, and their numbers are dwindling, let them be the grinding-stone upon which we sharpen the Wannie sword of war! Let the one who brings me back the crown of their queen be our champion, the cornerstone of the only force that can shake the very foundations of Zeelich!"

And with that, Harold, along with every other capable Wannie, picked up a few pebbles and one of the many sections of cast-iron piping littering the area around the mine, and made for the Wannie war-ferries.
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