Radios all over gnomish territories are buzzing with a sensational report...
Higgs Greddforge: News flash: Gnomeregan! The newly mostly-retaken city has been under siege... with propaganda! Coded messages have been spread throughout our fair city -and- New Tinkertown, with one clear message: Stormwind is watching. Many gnomes aren't happy! We go live to Report-bot Theta for this exclusive report. Theta?
Report-bot Theta: GREETINGS, INFERIOR MEATSACKS, I MEAN, LOYAL VIEWING AUDIENCE. IT IS TRUE, CODED MESSAGES SPREADING GRIM TIDINGS OF STORMWIND SUDDENLY TURNING ITS WATCHFUL EYES ON THE GNOMISH POPULATION, AND INDEED, THE WORLD. FOR THOSE WISHING TO CRACK THESE CODED MESSAGES, THE CIPHER IS SIMPLE... IF YOU ARE A GNOME. CHANCES ARE, NONE OF THOSE LISTENING WILL NEED THE HELP, BUT FOR THE SAKE OF CONVENIENCE, I WILL TURN MY DISDAIN SETTINGS TO THE "OFF" POSITION AND DEIGN YOU WORTHY OF--
Higgs: Yes, yes, get on with it.
Theta: FINE. INGRATES. THREE LETTERS BACK. THAT IS ALL I CAN SAY.
Higgs: Well, okay, then. Good tinkering, people of Gnomeregan! Wait-- this just in! Apparently, the mechanical parrots responsible for depositing these maddening cryptics have been spotted in Dalaran, too! Gnomish mages up there are -furious-, it seems! What could this mean for our fair city?
Wkhb'uh Zdwfklqj Brx... - Zakal
Higgs: News flash: Gnomeregan! High Tinker Mekkatorque has issued a statement about the recent, mysterious upsurge in the leper gnome population. Quote, "There is no cause for alarm. Many of these leper gnomes are simply Thermaplugg's minions that escaped or are trying to defect. As per usual, the protocol is to bring them to collection facilities, where they will be either filtered back into the depths, or kept for research. Thank you." End quote. Well, that certainly eases THIS journalist's nerves, what about you, Theta?
Theta: REPORTS OF A STRANGE ENGINEER KIDNAPPING GNOMES IN THE NIGHT ARE STILL UNVERIFIED, NOR ARE THE REPORTS THAT GNOMES ARE WILLINGLY LETTING THEMSELVES BE EXPERIMENTED ON. THEY WATCH.
Higgs: Did you just say "they watch?"
Theta: YOU ARE HEARING THINGS, MEATSACK.
Higgs: Right. In the meantime, don't forget that "throw your radioactive material into the disposal tube" day is upon us tomorrow! Make sure your kids have protective gloves, eye-wear, boots, and knee-pads!
Zh duh wkh rqob rqhv wkdw olvwhq. Wkhb pdb vhh, exw Zh olvwhq dqg wuxvw. - Zakal