UPDATE: The Templars have released a counter-declaration, penned by Xing, which can be read HERE.
KLONDIKE, CPA Headquarters- On March 3rd, 2021, the Water Vikings declared war on the Templars Of Club Penguin. What brought on this stunning change of events?
The Water Vikings and the Templars are two of the community’s “mid-major” armies. Both sides consistently finish in the 5-7 range of the top ten week in, week out. Oftentimes, the viewer will see them finishing right next to each other, even. With all of this ‘closeness’, it’s quite plausible to think that this war was declared to settle some debate on which army is stronger. However, the declaration from the Vikings, touches on other reasons.
In a lengthy declaration, which can be read in full HERE, the Water Vikings collective detailed multiple concerns with their new opponents. Mainly being that they are standing up for ‘smaller nations’. The Templars are infamous in the community for being cutthroat, as well as putting on crude performances throughout the community. The Vikings have staunchly opposed this, claiming that they must protect not only their own nation, but the greater community as well.
This is not an easy decision, but the righteous duties owed to this divine legacy must be upheld — To protect the freedom and liberties of smaller nations. To protect our own people from the tedious undermining of our legitimacy. To protect the sovereignty of the valiant and good people of our own nation. We will not stand for bullying. To such an honourable task we can truly unite with uniform dedication against an enemy; incapable of being considered with an ounce of legitimacy against a backdrop of honourable and strong armies to have come before them.
This is not the first time there has been tension between the two armies, in June of 2020, the Water Vikings declared war on the Templars, after they teamed up with two other armies to invade the Peoples Imperial Confederation.
To get a greater understanding from both sides, CPAHQ staff sat down with both Superhero123, a Water Vikings leader, and Xing, a Templar commander.
CPAHQ: “Hello Superhero. Thanks for taking the time to talk with us. Now, why did you declare war on the Templars?”
Superhero123: Templars leadership has committed repeated acts of war against the Water Vikings. We have to protect the citizens of our great nation and the freedom of the army community.
CPAHQ: “How do you feel about your Vikings whilst going into war?”
Super: This is not just a war, its a duty that Water Vikings have to the community as a whole. Both because someone needs to give those yellow penguins a lesson, and also because armies are severely suffering from the lack of wars right now.
CPAHQ: “Was this declaration planned, or did your side jump on this recently?
Super: “I mean since we are the ones who declared and we been planning this for a while, I would say yes of course lol.”
CPAHQ: “Thanks for taking the time to meet with us, Xing. How do you feel about WV declaring war on you?
Xing: Good. We were prepared, we were going to declare war on them tonight we set a goal of 2k members by today and we achieved it. This was a plan a week and a half in the making, them declaring before us did nothing.
CPAHQ: “So, you have been expecting this to happen?”
Xing: Yes, we have.
In an interesting development, Xing confirms that a war with the Water Vikings was only a matter of when, not if. This is the community’s first war since the shutdown of Club Penguin Army Hub, as well as the first war of 2021. It’s safe to say, the entire community will have their eyes on the battlefield for these armies. Which army will come out victorious? How will the community fare? Let us know what YOU think in the comments below!
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