Monday, February 2, 2009

Morean Mission to the Dey of Bizercaa

From the Gazzete di Taranto
Her Orthodox and Serene Excellency Princess Theofilia has dispatched the 20 gun Sloop Maria Louisa with his sebasmiotis Archbishop Makarios
and his lordship La Chevalier De'Corfu
to bring back Dragounarios Spyridon Ducas

to stand trial for treason and embezelment of State funds. We would like to remind our readers that the Dragounarios had been sent to Malta to precure a new frigate for the Morean fleet. But supposedly his ship was waylaid by pirates. For the last year his whereabouts where unkown, until a ragged and sick Jannisary of the Guard Orta, one of the men send to escort Ducas, arrived in Mystra with a tale of high treason!

Ducas seems to had been the member of a criminal group with ties to pirates troughout the mediterreanean. He intended to use the Princess money to set himself up as a pirate lord. Now it seems that he was unluccky and was captured in a sharp action by a xebec of the Dey.

Her OSE the Princess expresses her gratitude to the Dey, and sends as a gift a golden sword.

Other news from the Palace concern invitations and awards offered to her OSE by foreing leaders.

Her OSE graciously accepts the felicitations of her fellow rulers and promises to keep and open mind concerining the Mediterranean. Furthermore she has restated her adherence to the freedom of the seas. As long as all do so, the Princess shall be a friend of peace, and keep the dogs of Ares leashed.

Furthermoe her OSE has accepted an invitation for her grandson Basil, King of Romans, to visit the Preciplaity of MonteChristo in his Grand Tour. It is rumored that when Senator remarked on the "weird" customs of MonteChristo her OSE retorted that it will be good fora future King of territories as diverse as those of Morea to sample all the world has to offer in cultures and customs. It should be reminded to our readers that her Excellency was know in her youth for her wild ways.
Scene from a court party of her IM Anna of Russia. Theofilia is the lady in the purple dress.

The Royal Prince, will also visit Grand Duke Karl of Hetzenberg, Reich Duke Wilhelm of the Reich Duchy of Beerstein, the Grand Duchess of Grolstein and Prinz Geoffrey Cavaderia. He will also visit Turin, Paris, Madrid, Berlin and Saint Petersburg. Preparations will start by the end of the month.


Herzog Ignaz said...

His Highness Driss Dey is desolated to learn of the treachery of the dog Ducas. He extends his condolences to Her Highness for this abuse of her confidence, and offers as some consolation, of course with Her Highness' consent, to save Her Highness some of the unpleasantness of the rebuke and punishment of the cur by personally removing his right hand, as the Prophet has commanded, with the beautiful instrument so thoughtfully provided by her ambassadors.

Prinz Geoffrey said...

Is the her majesty's gift to the Dey public knowledge? If so, Cavenderia would expresses extreme disatisfaction with her majesty's association with the pagan nation. Cavenderia currently has no diplomats in Bizerrca or Morea, so no ear in the courts, let me know if the gift to the Dey will be declared to foreign nations. Cavenderia has been threatened by the Dey and would likely not look favorably on such an exchange.

Konstantinos Travlos said...

From OSE Princess Theofilia to Prinz Geoffrey of Cavaderia.

My dear exalted prince, as you can see this news have been leaked to the Gazette di Taranto and thus are offcial. We understand your legitimate fears, but please let me assure you that this is but the fair thing to do and in no way constitutes an alliance pledge. Let us once more assure you of our neutrality in the unfortunate events in the Adriatic. If we can help mediate this unfortunate situation we would.

Also please do understand that while we recognize the importance of religion for ones soul, as the philosophers say, we do not believe that a state should base it's policy on it. It has worked well for our happy dominion.

With all due respect and felicitations
Her Orthodox and Serene Excellency
Princess Theofilia dePaleologue
of Morea and Achea, Duchess of Apulia and Countess Palatine of Cephalonia and Zande.

abdul666 said...

Princess Theofilia appears more and more as a ruler, a woman and a mother after Monte Cristan's own heart.

Kyste du Pylore, gazetist, editorial writer and sometimes officious Presipapal spokeperson.

abdul666 said...

I really appreciate the occasional 'tongue in cheek' tone - a tradition among Old School wargamers and specially Lace Wars Imagi-Nation creators since 'Charge!' and 'The War Game'.