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VOL. 1


Baruch & Kortrevich Publishing 


Three Minas per Edition

Available in Nauvmarian



New Reza, Haense

Wzuvar and Byvca, 338 E.S. | Horen's Calling, 1785

 7 pages



Written by: Sigmar Baruch & Viktor Kortrevich 

Published by: B&K Publishing

Pg. 1



Haeseni Coat of Arms


The momentous occasion of the wedding between his majesty, King Josef I and Lady Isabel Baruch is descending upon us rapidly. Soon will be the joyous festivities of the Crowned Couple’s wedding and feasts. There will be much revelry to take place with many events and parties to celebrate the conjoining of the two. We wish King Josef and Lady Isabel the best in their marriage as well as their leading of our fine kingdom.



Written by: Viktor Kortrevich

Pg. 2




Greyspine Road V, New Reza

An illustration of Kortrevich Krafters


Kortrevich Krafters was established in 1783 by House Kortrevich in partnership with craftsman Tuvya Hus. The craftsman stalls offer an array of woods, furniture, toys and wools for an affordable price for the Haeseni populace.


Along with the many items that Tuvya Hus and House Kortrevich offers at Kortrevich Krafters, Lord Tuvya Hus and Lord Juliyus Kortrevich are skilled in the art of pottery, calligraphy and painting.


For more information regarding the items and services that Kortrevich Krafters sells and offers, please read over the attached advertisement!


* Message TuvyaHus#5617 over Discord for more information!

* Paid for by Tuvya Hus

Pg. 3




The approaching House of Commons elections are very anticipated as the field of candidates look to shake up the House which has long been controlled by party politics. There are many Haeseni candidates running free as independents such as the President of the House, Lukas Rakocy, Former member Juliyus Kortrevich, and newcomers Karl Schumor, Boris Ruthern, Edvard Amador, and Annaliese Kortrevich. There is also the Everardine Candidate, defense attorney and Haeseni solicitor Leonard Skingaard. We wish all our Haeseni the best of luck in tackling this task and hope to see many fruitful reforms that help Haense thrive!



Written by: Sigmar Baruch






Coat of Arms of the City of New Reza


There is a big election coming up for the provincial government of Haense. The position of Royal Alderman, Grand Maer, and Tribune are up for grabs as the Royal Duma hopes to see fresh faces and fresh ideas to be brought to the forefront of haeseni governance.

The Following candidates are running for Tribune: Joren Mackensen, Llewelyn Fawr, Zo Mondblume, and Hektor.

The Following candidates are running for Grand Maer: Alfred Barclay, Henriette Marna de Rafal, and Ithilien.

The Following candidates are running for Royal Alderman: Viktor Barlcay, Kjell von Hansen, and Hieufox.


Written by: Viktor Kortrevich

Pg. 4




Sigismunds Square I, New Reza

An illustration of the Baruch Trading Co. ...at night!


The Baruch Trading Company was an idea formed from Duke Matyas and Maverik Baruch. The House of Baruch had acquired a decent sum from their part in Baruch & Kortrevich Publishing, and subsequently Matyas’ grandfather’s successful “Golden Crow Chronicles”.  Also, the “Baruch’s Bees” shop had some profits as well – the Baruchs had already established themselves as adept businessmen.


With this money, the two cousins afforded a shopfront in New Reza with the idea of selling products often enjoyed in the much further northern reaches of Haense. They stocked the shelves, hoping to spread aspects of far-northern culture to the Royal City. Come on down get your dip, liquor, and toys!


* Message hippo#0985 over Discord for more information!

* Paid for by Matyas Baruch

Pg. 5


‘The Unprovoked Removal of Office’


A depiction of Lord Osvald Barclay opposite of Lord Sigmar Baruch, circa. 1786


The following text is the sit-down interview between Osvald Barclay and Sir Sigmar Baruch in the Reza Tavern:


“What was your position in the imperial cabinet, might I ask Ser Osvald?”


“I held the position of Lord Lieutenant for the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska briefly.”


“And how did you view the role of the Lord Lieutenant and its role on the imperial cabinet?”


“Well, how the role of the Lord Lieutenant is interpreted is something that is pretty much set in stone. My job and duty was to ensure there was a bridge of communication between the Imperial State and the Aulic Government in Hanseti-Ruska. Ensuring prosperous relations together, and representing both parties in their respective governments. During my tenure, I'd wager that I had performed my duties to a respectful standard. That would be the view I hold on my role.”


“Mhm, Mhm. Were you treated well in the imperial cabinet?”


“There was very little conversation had, but I believe I was treated fairly, da.”


“Well as alluded to in the previous questions and the past tense responses, you act as though you are no longer Lord Lieutenant, is it true you were fired from your position?”


“This is true, I am no longer the Lord Lieutenant.”


“How were you informed of your removal from office and what was their reasoning for firing you?”


“I was informed through a letter sent by Archchancellor Stahl-Elendil that he had made a decision to see the seat vacant, I was not given reasoning.”


“That’s a rather alarming way of informing someone they have been sacked, and for not citing reasoning to remove the person who is supposed to be a bridge between the haense and imperial government, it's absolutely appalling! Excuse me, I should stay on topic. My final question Sir Osvald is simple, how do you feel about your tenure as Lord Lieutenant and about the current state of affairs of the imperial cabinet?


“My tenure as Lord Lieutenant was a fairly stable one, with very little conversations between the Imperial State and the Haeseni Government. The only thing I had talked about with the Imperial Cabinet was the issue of tax, which was not an institutional dialogue, but a private conversation. The Imperial Cabinet right now is rather busy, since the unfortunate death of Peter III. They are in the process of getting a stable leadership, with the power change, and I do not think they have their eyes on provincial issues yet.”



As I was reviewing the conversation in my scribe’s transcript of the conversation, I noticed something in the last statement. He mentioned that the main topic of conversation, although mainly private, was that of a tax that may be levied onto the Kingdom of Haense. Something of a controversial topic that has also been debated and opposed by haeseni members of the Commons as well as the majority of Haeseni citizens.


 While still in his imperial position, as well as the position of Lord Speaker of the Royal Duma, which he still holds, the topic of taxation was brought up as an advisory resolution within the Royal Duma. the peers and elected officials of Haense wished to voice their opinions on the matter of imperial taxation and did so. The Royal Duma unanimously opposed any imperial taxation and contested the idea of said tax, after the vote on the advisory resolution passed unanimously, in which Lord Osvald Barclay oversaw as his Speaker duties require, he sent it to the King Josef for approval which could not be vetoed or contested as all of his peers were behind it. 


Curiously not long after this advisory resolution passes, Lord Speaker Osvald is removed from his office for an unknown reason without proper cause. The author of this paper can only assume that the reason for his discharge was because he allowed such a topic to be discussed and voted upon. It seems that the discharge was out of vengeance and resentment of the imperial administration towards their own Haeseni peers. They would rather see the lord's opinions suppressed than them given the platform to debate and discuss their opinions. It is appalling that such lengths would be taken to avoid hearing the argument of their peaceful opposition. The author can only hope that the reason for removal is valid and not some spiteful retort to the citizens of Haense’s will, both common and noble alike.


Written by: Sigmar Baruch

Transcribed by: Rickard Kortrevich

Pg. 6





New Reza, Haense

A rendering of the market stalls outside the city


Do you have wares you’re looking to sell? Are you an aspiring business owner but are short on mina to purchase a proper store-front? No need to fret any longer for you yourself can rent a market stall of your choosing outside the city walls! These stalls are in a prime locality as this district is right on the path into the city! If you’re interested, head into the city and contact a local steward to get you and your business set-up in no time!


* Contact a steward at #steward-hosue-requests over Discord for more information!

* Paid for by the City of New Reza

Pg. 7


King Otto II of Haense

Otto George of Barbanov

Otis Georgius Carovus Secundus

“The Temperate, the Prudent, the Quiet Crow, the Younger”


Mural of the seventh King of Hanseti-Ruska, circa. 1634


Before his rule, Otto George served as a courtier in the restored Haeseni court and worked as a diplomat under the Palatine Henrik Bihar. He was known for his humility and strict adherence to moral doctrine, which clashed greatly with his cousin’s more extravagant court. Otto maintained a close circle of advisors and friends, mostly of ordained clergy, which included the future pontiff Everard IV. In his father’s three years, Otto served as crown prince with dour respect, creating the record-long sixteen-hour hymn for his elevation as heir. 


Otto ascended to the throne in 1627, and his reign saw Haense continue its economic and cultural boom. He, as a committed Canonist, created many royal hospitals and institutions of faith within Haense, as well as the first irrigation system stretching across the Rothswald and Wickswald. Lavish donations were bestowed upon canonist charities and orders within Haense, and Otto encouraged a theological revival in Haeseni sciences. To pay for much of this, Otto II cut down spending on the armed forces and military. 


Haense maintained relatively peaceful throughout his reign, except the brief of Vasiland by dwarven forces in 1635, where the army faced a considerable loss when allied with a coalition of fellow imperial vassals and dwed loyalists. In the beginning, Otto’s management of the army led to few blunders, such as the controversial dismissal of commandant Cullen Valrein, though by the end of his promotion of talented military minds such as Berengar Helvetz and Geralt Rauen led to sizable martial influence. Otto also joined the Third Crusade in coalition with the heartlander states, successfully sieging and capturing the pagan capital in the process. 


Towards his final years, he finally unveiled and started construction upon the planned city of Markev- a new royal capital to replace the cramped and poor-looking Alban. This took considerable fortune, though his strategic placement upon the River Czena allowed for better trade through river travel. He had translated the Canonist Scrolls in New Marian, called the King Otto Scrolls, which is now commonly used in Haeseni churches. He died in the city he created and was succeeded by his son Otto Stefan.


*Excerpted from ‘Haeseni People’ documentation




Editor's Note:

Regarding Future Editions


We the Writers at B&K Publishing wish to remind our readers that this edition was published by a request made by the Crown. We’ll be beginning a new cycle of editions at a later date when our Publishing company receives proper funding.


This concludes Edition 14 of the The Golden Crow Chronicles.

Edited by Drew2_dude

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