Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Wittenberg's Ambassador Robbed --

Count Wilhelm Hatzof, the Kingdom of Wittenberg's Ambassador to the Principality of Saxe-Bearstein and his military attache, Major-General Heinrich von Bose of the Duchy of Fenwick were accosted and robbed while passing through the Kingdom of Stagonia.

The Count (pictured at left in the gray coat), flanked by Maj. Gen. von Bose (in the red coat) recounted their harrowing experiences to the Cavendarian ambassador, Monsieur Dashiell Jeansonne (in the brown coat), while the Lutelande grenadier, Nils Norberg (green uniform) listens in.

Due to the violent rainstorms that had flooded the Spoilwasser, they had been forced to detour through the vile kingdom.

At the border, their coach had been "searched for contraband" resulting in their purses and luggage being confiscated. Then, after crossing through that blighted nation, when they reached the far border, their coach was confiscated "for exit fees" and because the horses would be needed for Stagonia's coming campaign.

Thus they arrived in the Principality of Saxe-Bearstein on foot without credentials, luggage or transportation. Fortunately Gen. von Bose was known to several of the Principality's generals, so based upon his word, Furst Bruno von Ursa has accepted the Count as Wittenberg's ambassador.

Further, he has granted both the Count and General a line of credit so that they may not lack for anything until they can arrange for the transfer of their own funds.

Details about Stagonia's "coming campaign" are very sketchy . . . but it is believed to be aimed at the Grand Duchy of Stollen, which has recently been defeated three times by the Electorate of Zichenau.

-- Jeff


Capt Bill said...

Vile, vile, vile!!!

A J said...

Ah, vile Stagonia! To molest the personage of an ambassador is beyond the pale!

old-tidders said...

I hear that Maurice of Fenwick had a fit of rage when he heard the news. The news has yet to reach Wittenberg. I'm sure they will coordinate their response to this affront.

-- Allan

Prinz Geoffrey said...

Harrowing news, diplomats should be immune to such atrocities!!!

Fitz-Badger said...

Such mistreatment of ambassadors! Has Stagonia gone too far this time? Will it spell more trouble than the vile villains can handle?

Gallia said...

I can not speak of it, the degree of distress manifesting itself here clouding all thought. C'est mal.
Prince de Charade
Gallian Foreign Minister