....I was having a chat with Electron Sponge. Yes, that Electron Sponge.
It was a very pleasant conversation, actually. In it he made some rather flattering comments about Nordreich. (I wish I had saved logs in order to present them exactly as he said them, but alas....I almost never save logs. I did copy and paste some of the highlights in a private NoR military channel, so perhaps they exist somewhere out there in the ether.)
First, Sponge said that Nordreich was always a dependable ally. Of course I appreciated that.
Then he said that Nordreich got "all 'Dr. Strangelove'" in times of war; that we were all "
He was right, of course.2
There are few greater sins in Nordreich than being ill-prepared for war. Our members are required to check in at least once a month. They are ordered to obtain military improvements based on certain benchmarks.3 There are penalties for consistently failing to measure up to Nordreich's admittedly-high standards, and said penalties can be quite severe indeed.
A few days ago, and in light of recent events, Nordreich's members were asked to report in as soon as possible. It is testament to our preparedness that nearly half the alliance had reported in within six hours; nearly all had reported in within twenty-four.
We are locked and loaded. We are ready.
Sadly, I am not privy to those high-level discussions between our Kaiser, Kronprinz, Commander-in-Chief and Foreign Minister regarding when and where Nordreich will be deployed.
What I do know is that when the time comes, our adversaries will learn what it means to watch the sun rise at midnight.
1. Yes, that clip of Dr. Strangelove has in fact been dubbed in German. That adds to its awesomeness.
2. At this point Sponge would interject and say, "I'm always right." Since he's unlikely to stop by for a visit to this humble blog, I have done it for him.
3. Consider for a moment that we have a grand total of three members over 20K NS who are not nuclear-capable.