|Count Pavel Romanovich Peripatenko|
Ambassador-at-Large of the Court of Velikye Byelgorodniya
To His Benevolence, Erzherzog Rudolf Dascher Hansuppen II von Hessiansacken hausen, Landgraff of Hesse-Kassoulet, Greetings;
Mon cher frère,
I being desirous to further the ties of friendship and amity between our two great nations, present our trusted servant, Count Pavel Romanovich Peripatenko, Diplomat, Famed Traveller, and Ambassador-at-Large of the Court of Velikye Byelgorodniya.
The Count speaks with my voice in matters diplomatic, and I trust that he will be able to make clear the road to closer alliance between Hesse-Kassoulet and The Principality during the course of his visit. Please afford him such courtesy and assistance as it is within your power to grant.
As an expression of my most sincere fraternal affection, I am pleased to confer upon Your Benevolence The Order of the Ancient Spoonbill, a chivalric honour within my gift. In the Heraldry of Velikye Byegorodniya, the Ancient Spoonbill represents the virtues of fidelity, steadfastness of purpose, and an assiduousness in sifting truth from falsehood.
In conclusion, I hold the highest hopes for the future of the relationship between the Principality and the Landgravate, and trust that this small token of my esteem meets with your approval.
Your good brother,
I would be most grateful if the Count were able to confer with your Court Astrologer, Signora Nareza Celeste. The Count is particularly interested in expanding his knowledge of the astrological aspects of the skies to the south of the Principality, a region in which we understand the talented Signora has considerable recent experience.
Please convey to Baron Von Der Trenck the best wishes of my beloved spouse, the Grand Princess Olga Anastasia, who sends her wishes for his speedy recovery. I have been given to understand that the good Baron overexerted himself while riding and put his back out.
Truly, the Baron is quite the raconteur, and has been a great comfort to the Grand Princess while I have been engaged with the unfortunate matter of the Nizhny Bublik Question. The Grand Princess has sent him a bottle of herbal liniment from her personal apothecary.