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Edgar has become one of the worlds' most prominent leaders.
Mel has never forgiven Edgar for interfering in a potential economic coup.
|At present, no major world leaders have responded
to Mog's demands for aid. However, both Master
De'Alkirk of the Republic of Meribia and
Prime Minister Caraway of the Republic of
Galbadia have reputedly sent harshly worded
missives to Figaro via their embassies. Mel
De'Alkirk's letter, according to rumors,
referred to a highly placed Figaroan offical
as 'a braindead, no-talent, limp-wristed,
spineless, blonde-haired, blue-eyed bastard
with a silver spoon in his mouth and a chip
on his shoulder because some mascot had better
luck with the ladies than he did.' Although
the veracity of such rumors is difficult
to pinpoint, it is the sort of thing he would
say, especially after Edgar publicly denounced
the strongly pro-Meribia "Consumer Encouragement
Treaty" which Mel encouraged Adlehyde
and Valua to sign.
Edgar, meanwhile, has called upon the members of his Blue-Eyed Blonde-Haired Monarchs Coalition to back him in this matter. King Bartholomew Fatima of Aveh has already pledged his aid, saying, quote, "Nothin' like a good fight to get the circulation going!" Princess Nina Wyndia IV, who was in Figaro at the time of the declaration of war and who, according to top RPGI sources, was in close conference with Edgar over several important diplomatic issues, was also supportive. However, the rest of the coalition have yet to come to an agreement.
"There are many issues which must be considered here," said King Albert Serdio, "not the least of which is the 'minimum level of force' required by accepted just war theory." Emperor Enrique Valua was also reluctant to participate, citing the fact that he is busy rebuilding his country and, in point of fact, has no actual military.
Military consultant Leon Silverburg cautioned against thinking that Figaro will win an easy victory. "Narshe's actual strength is indeterminate, at least for now," he said. "Since the might of the Figaroan Army is quite well known, the MRoN has a distinct strategic advantage. Either that, or Figaro will have them crushed within the week."
Bartholomew Fatima has a reputation for jumping the gun.
Mog claims that Narshe will send Figaro's forces packing.