Sunday, October 10, 2010

A diplomacy battle, imminent

Yesterday morning (ehem... that is, on 6th August 1713...), a Spanish/Hispannic war galley carried in Monte-Cristo the renowned Philip V's legate Marquis de Ordoño, with the expectable mission to counter the diplomatic efforts of the Catalan/Galatan legacy currently seeking supports to their agonic struggle against the Two Crowns. As a matter of fact, Don García Manuel de Cotes y Ormaza, Marquis of Ordoño and General Comissary of the Croisade (sic) is one of the most renowned legates in service of Philip V, well-known for his stubborn dealing positions during the Utrecht Treaty deliberations.

Some concern has spread in the offices of the Monte-Cristan Bureau de la Sûreté Nationale when, as a result of their discreet inquiries, it has been known the galley also carried a whole company of heavily armed Royal Walloon Guards; no one doubts the Hispannic expedition would never be fool enough to dare taking any war action inside Monte-Cristan soil, but the purpose why so many elite soldiers are accompanying the Marquis de Ordoño remains nevertheless as an intriguing mystery. Just for caution, Sous-lieutenante Claire Baizanville has discretely reinforced the security devices around the Catalan/Galatan Legate, Marquis of Vilana.

Please read the chronicle, if interested, at The Galley (and please accept my apologies for my so rude English). No necessary to assert any kind of diplomatic intervention would be warmly welcome :S


abdul666 said...

Monte-Cristo's pride is to offer 'neutral ground' for covert or overt diplomacy, even *diplomatic* battles. As long as they remain *diplomatic*.

Now, several very influential people in the Spanish Court and Government have a numbered account in the Presipapal Bank: any lack of discretion, leak of private information... they would find... embarrassing.

abdul666 said...

As a precaution, carrier pigeons were sent to some of our agents in Hispania. A few very powerful people there will be -very subtly- receive hints of risks of blackmailing, would the behavior of King Philip's legation in Monte-Cristo be less than irreproachable.