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"Coup d'état"

9th of Jula and Piov, 298 | 9th of Owyn's Light, 1745


The Coat of Arms for House Ruthern-Batavus (left) and the previous Brunswick (right)



The day had begun well.  The enemies had fled as soon as it had become clear they would meet with fierce Curonian resistance. 
Ser Brand Aldis von Denhardt and Yugio Romanovich set out after them on horse, to ensure that the ruffians wouldn’t escape.  But neither could they have imagined that they would take Alexander Merentel 'The Snake' himself captive.


When they had found him, it was with only a woman.  Ser Brand retrieved his bow as he shouted for the man to halt.  When he didn’t, he tightened his grip around the bow“HALT!” He shouted at the man.  Unwilling to fight, Merentel, grudgingly surrendered and was to be taken back to Avalain, to face justice for his treason.  A chivalrous man, Brand allowed the woman to go free, while promising that Alexander would not be harmed.


But oaths and promises mean nothing to their breakers, and little did they to Brand when dealing with them.


Unfortunately for Brand, this act forced his hand with a plot that was months in the making.  racing over to Ivan Ruthern, a legitimized bastard of House Ruthern and an Alderman of Haense.
Together, they led a small army as they marched on the Templar fortress of Brunswick.  

They were received well initially as many of the housed Templars thought for it to be a simple return of host and formal meeting between their liege and another; yet that was not what happened nor would happen.

Brand ordered his men to seize Brunswick which was in fact already his, though he intended to purge the plague known as the 'Knights Templar' these unholy men that had taken up arms against the Church from Brunswick and even from the world if the need would arise.

His own council received him well, though many refused his offer to abandon their heinous ways and as such, were forced to step down and banished.


There had been no fighting, but many a man was banished.  

The Templars who remained loyal to their leaders were banished, as were those leaders themselves. 

The coup was a huge success, and the two were proudly able to call Brunswick theirs.  


But for Ser Brand that was enough as he handed the freshly conquered lands over to Ivan Ruthern to do with as he pleased.


Ivan, in communication with his parent house, established the cadet branch Ruthern-Batavus as he prepared to formalize an agreement with the crown of Hanseti-Ruska, renaming his new lands to Batavia.

It was thus officially declared; the lands of Brunswick under his Lordship Ivan of House Ruthern-Batavus shall become a vassal of the Kingdom of Haense.




HIS ROYAL MAJESTY, King Andrew III of Hanseti and Ruska, Grand Hetman of the Army, Prince of Kusoraev, Dules, Ulgaard, Lahy, Sorbesborg and Slesvik, Grand Duke of Vanderfell, Duke of Vidaus, Margrave of Rothswald, Count of Karikhov, Baranya, Kvasz, Kavat, Karovia, Kovachgrad, Torun, Turov, and Kaunas, Baron of Valwyk, Venzia, Esenstadt, Krepost and Kralta, Lord of Alban, Reza, Markev, Lord of the Westfolk, Protector of the Highlanders


HIS LORDSHIP, Lord Ivan Ruthern-Batavus, Viscount of Batavia

THE RIGHT HONORABLE, Ser Brand Aldis von Denhardt, former Baron of Parvousburg and Brunswick

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Richard sits happily in his home in Pestilles. “Have the daft Orenians couped our old place of residence instead of our actual base? Truly, I am perplexed to which lands they hold.”

Edited by pkdon

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CARIM would sit upon a chair. – Grasping the missive within his hands as he’d bring a hand to cradle his temple. The WILL OF GOD is carried by the people, not a simple place. – I do not expect simpletons such as yourself to understand.” He’d then scowl, laying the paper upon a table before standing and peering out onto the horizons. “..Have fun with.. a incomplete city.”



[OOC] I don’t think capturing this place warrants a post though.88952e28b93aee8f5c4cf7df4d0bbf06.jpg


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