Monday, June 18, 2007

Peace in our Time?

Grand-duke Douglas Stewart, heir actuelle to the ducal throne, on the sudden death of the Arch-duke Charles of Noverre requests admittance to the council of Urope and invites you to send your champions in all the Arts of Gentlemen to the forthcoming midsommer celebration games. For too long we have remained a hidden backwater, now with the forerunners of war marching through our lands is a time to sit awhile, enjoy the local brew of Cidre de pommes, or the more potent Cavladros, and discuss as gentlemen the future of civilisation.If we can meet on the field of sport, perhaps we need not meet on the field of battle.
I remain Gentlemen,etc.


MurdocK said...

Welcome welcome.

Though I suspect that the field of Mars is where the solutions to Urope's troubles shall have to be found...

tradgardmastare said...

Tradgardland will esteem your event by the presence of Ulrich von Guldby captain in the marines. Accomplished in siversmithing,fencing,archery and running the gaunlet he will represent our Duchy.
with Ducal regards
alexander grafwald
regimental gentleman's organiser

Bluebear Jeff said...

It is with regret that we of Saxe-Bearstein must needs decline your kind invitation.

Last year our lands were invaded by Hesse-Seewald . . . and then Gallia arrived to fight them.

Now these two giants are again maneuvering towards each other . . . and Stagonia has mustered some of its foul battalions.

Given these dire circumstances, we feel that we must needs keep our troops ready for whatever may occur.

Perhaps we will laugh at this when the snows come . . . but for now, we must remain viligent.

-- Jeff of Saxe-Bearstein

Frankfurter said...

M. d'Hottatrot zu der Gross Herzog:
We sincerely regret also that Frankzonia will not be able to participate in a peaceful celebration. Most of all, because our many providers of succulent delicacies appropriate to such an occasion are currently unable to meet current demands from the Gallian forces. The loss of such a glorious opportunity for trade is truly agonizing.
However, we advise you to be alert to the possibilty of the presence of the traitor, Cut-me-own-throat Dilbert, who would be attracted to such a commercial venue.
Your servant,
M. d'H / Hzg Fahrtz