Saturday, November 24, 2012

Count Peripatenko Dispatched to Hesse-Kassoulet

Count Pavel Romanovich Peripatenko
Ambassador-at-Large of the Court of Velikye Byelgorodniya


From the Court of Dmitry IV of the House of Mikhailov, Grand Prince of Velikye Byelgorodniya, Duke of Kapusta Zemlya, Hereditary Hetman of the Cassock Horde, Count of Novi Byelgorod, Grand Master of the Most August Order of the Golden Cockerel, and Companion of the Order of the Ancient Spoonbill;

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,

Dmitry

P.S.

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.

Yours,

D.

P.P.S.

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.

D.

2 comments:

Chef du Whip said...

The populace of Hesse-Kassoulet recognises the great honour you bestow upon their beloved Landgraviate and their Erzherzog Rudolph II. Unfortunately the Kronicler of court life (Izzsac Grimnebulin) is overwrought with emotion (work) and is unable to give this momentous occasion the attention it fully deserves.

An oversight which will be rectified as soon as time permits.

Ev said...

My Dear Erherzog Rudolph,

We are all too aware of the honour you do our Principality in accepting this humble token of our esteem.

We thank you for receiving our Ambassador-at-Large, Count Peripatenko, and trust that he has been able to shed light on the recent ructions in our southern provinces.

Alas, duty calls Count Peripatenko home, but he has informed us of his hospitable reception at your Court.

Please be assured that your nation's friendship will be forever treasured by the people of Velikye Byelgorodniya.

Yours in amity,

Dmitry