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  1. The young Duke of Valwyck sat in the study at Lichtestadt that evening, burning through the late hours with quill in hand. Where to even begin? He knew there would be a whole pile of letters to draft before first light. To notify the King of his ascension, to petition Georg for his advice, to bid the Bishop of Valwyck make preparations for his investiture, to inform Malcolm who was for the time being his heir. Though his mother more often made use of the Palatine's office than this one he still felt strange occupying the seat. Just as he felt strange marking them with the great seal of the Duchy, rather than that of Voron which had felt so familiar in his hand. This would take some getting used to.
  2. The Enfeoffment of the Hyspians Issued and Confirmed by King Karl III Agreed on 12th of Wzuvar ag Byvca, 442 Between the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska and the Viceroyalty of Hyspia ARTICLE I: OATH OF FEALTY The Viceroy, on behalf of his noble house and the people of Hyspia shall pledge the following: I. That the Viceroy and his successors as well as the people of Hyspia shall recognize King Karl III and his successors to the Crown of Hanseti-Ruska as their sovereign and liege-lord in perpetuity. II. That the Viceroy shall, at the next holding of his Majesty’s court, swear the Marian Oath before the sovereign, the realm, and God. III. That the Viceroyalty shall cede authority over its foreign policy to the Crown of Hanseti-Ruska. As the Kingdom makes war and peace, so shall the Viceroyalty of Hyspia. IV. That the Viceroyalty shall take the Haurul Caezk as their code of law. V. That the Viceroyalty shall see their levy transition to a unit of the Brotherhood of Saint Karl under a Hyspian commander. ARTICLE II: PRIVILEGES OF FEALTY The Crown of the Kingdom of Hanseti Ruska in turn issues the following promises to the Viceroy and people of Hyspia: I. That the Crown shall recognize Cesar I of House Monet-de Pelear’s titles to the Viceroyalty of Hyspia and Barony of Arenisca, to the Lordship of Niseep and of Gereon’s Hold, affording him and those of his bloodline Baronial status. II. That the Viceroy in his capacity as a Baron in direct vassalage to the Crown shall have a seat at his Majesty’s Duma. III. That the Crown shall grant the Viceroyalty of Hyspia a fiefdom on the Silver Isle which they may settle, cultivate, and hold in perpetuity in the name of the King and of Canondom. IV. That the Viceroyalty may continue to uphold the Hyspian tradition of succession and inheritance. V. That the Crown shall defend the lands and people of Hyspia as their own. Threats to the Viceroyalty shall be met by the full force of the Brotherhood of Saint Karl. VI. That the Crown shall respect the right of the Viceroy to request an audience and offer counsel as they would any leal vassal. IV JOVEO MAAN His Royal Majesty KARL III by the Grace of Godan, King of Hanseti and Ruska, Grand Hetman of the Army, Prince of Bihar, Dules, Lahy, Muldav, Solvesborg, Slesvik and Ulgaard, Duke of Carnatia and Vanaheim, Margrave of Korstadt, Rothswald and Vasiland, Count of Alban, Alimar, Baranya, Graiswald, Karikhov, Karovia, Kaunas, Kavat, Kovachgrad, Kvasz, Markev, Nenzing, Torun, and Toruv, Viscount of Varna, Baron of Esenstadt, Kraken’s Watch, Kralta, Krepost, Lorentz, Rytsburg, Thurant, Venzia and Astfield, Lord of the Westfolk, Protector of the Highlanders, etcetera. His Excellency the Aulic Envoy, Matyas Joren Baruch His Highness, Cesar I, Viceroy of Hyspia, Baron of Arenisca, Lord of Niseep and Gereon’s Hold
  3. The Grenz Accord Issued and Confirmed by Koeng Karl III Agreed on 12th Joma ag Umund E.S. 438 | 12th of Sigismund’s End, 1885 IST Between The Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska and The Harvest Confederacy It has long been the desire of the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska to know true peace along its southern border after many years of bloodshed and broken promises by rival sovereigns. With the rise of the Harvest Confederacy comes cherished hope held by the Haeseni Crown and her people that a new era may be dawning. An era of amity between Canonist brothers and princes. It is with these fondest of sentiments in our hearts that we strike with the honourable Hannes de Vilain the following pact of mutually-desired concord and cooperation. I. The Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska and the Harvest Confederacy agree to a pact of non-aggression for a period of no fewer than ten years. II. This pact borne from our shared ideals of Canonist brotherhood and prosperity shall forbid the bound parties from engaging in aggression or direct conflict with one another, from recognizing contrary claimants to any titles reserved by the below-signed and their vassals, and from infringing on the independence or sovereignty of the other party. III. The signatories shall, to promote commerce and amity, provide one another with a tax-free stall in the capital of each realm where they may sell what they wish within the strictures of the host nation’s laws. They shall impose no restrictions on the free movement of merchants between these two nations, and shall not impose extraordinary burdens on business conducted by these merchants within the strictures of the host nation’s laws. IV. The Harvest Confederacy willingly bequeaths the remaining lands of Grenz, comprising of Dobrov and Upper Grenz ((Tiles 95 and 96)), to the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska as a gesture of goodwill and to relieve itself of lands it has no intentions of settling or cultivating. IV JOVEO MAAN His Royal Majesty KARL III by the Grace of Godan, King of Hanseti and Ruska, Grand Hetman of the Army, Prince of Bihar, Dules, Lahy, Muldav, Solvesborg, Slesvik and Ulgaard, Duke of Carnatia and Vanaheim, Margrave of Korstadt, Rothswald and Vasiland, Count of Alban, Alimar, Baranya, Graiswald, Karikhov, Karovia, Kaunas, Kavat, Kovachgrad, Kvasz, Markev, Nenzing, Torun, and Toruv, Viscount of Varna, Baron of Esenstadt, Kraken’s Watch, Kralta, Krepost, Lorentz, Rytsburg, Thurant, Venzia and Astfield, Lord of the Westfolk, Protector of the Highlanders, etcetera. His Excellency the Aulic Envoy, Matyas Joren Baruch F.O.A Sir Hannes de Vilain, Harvest Lord, Baron of Acre, Patriarch of de Vilain, Father Of All
  4. THE MOURNING OF A GRAND LADY IN MEMORIAM 376 - 434 E.S. Her Excellency, Georgina Sofiya Baruch Appointed Grand Lady of the Aulic Council by His Royal Majesty Sigismund III VA VE EDLERVIK, It is with great sorrow that House Baruch must announce the passing of Georgina Sofiya Barclay, Dowager Duchess of Reinmar and Grand Lady of the Courts of Hanseti-Ruska. The Grand Lady succumbed to an illness of the lungs that has plagued her throughout her latter years, surrounded by family in Valwyck where she often retired to recover from bouts of poor health. Born at Castle Lichtestadt in the year 376 E.S. to Petyr Marus Baruch and Vasila Sofia Vanir, Georgina was elevated to the position of Grand Lady by Queen Emma of Jerovitz, serving dutifully through the early years of the reign of Queen Amadea of Susa. Her tenure has been widely lauded, crowned by the most successful Lifstala season in recent memory and leading to the recognition of the office as one of Aulic dignity. Her many works on culture and etiquette listed below contributed to a long tradition of scholarship on Haeseni and Ayrikiv custom and manners. Georgina will be remembered by the family for her diligence and unwavering sense of duty as well as for her good humour and ready advice for those who might listen. She had a sharp wit and brandished it when necessary, never one to suffer fools. Her counsel on social propriety, matters of the court, and favorable matrimonial matches were always to be taken into consideration with the utmost care. Per her own wishes as expressed to her nephew and executor of her will Matyas Joren Baruch, she is to be entombed in the crypts of House Baruch at Lichtestadt following a private memorial service to be held at the Church of St. Otto of Vanderfell. Of her belongings she chose to bequeath the dress seamstered for her wedding by the renowned Eugénie Cécile Ashford de Savoie to the future generations of mainline Baruch women and her many fine wooden cigarette cases to the Duchess and her successors. Assorted Works of the Late Dowager Duchess: BY MOUNTAIN, RIVER, AND COAL, His Excellency, Matyas Joren Baruch, in his capacity as Executor of the Will
  5. Matyas Joren Baruch broke bread over dinner with a few of his diplomats and advisors as news of the successfully-concluded business spread from crier to crier on the streets of Karosgrad. "A toast tae our hard-workin' diplomatic corps. An' a toast tae the Koenas!"
  6. Valdemar quizzed Isabella ceaselessly on the specifics of their ship as their new friends settled into life in Karosgrad. "How many masts did it have? Are they square sails, or triangle ones? Have ye ever seen a whale?"
  7. Bulwark of the Western Forests Issued and Confirmed by Koeng Karl III Agreed on 9th Joma ag Umund E.S. 433 | 5th of Amber Cold, 84 SA Between The Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska and The Amaethean Foreign Legion Of the forces recently mustered to menace the Krawn and people of Hanseti-Ruska and her allies, many hostile elements are concentrated in the Western Forests. To apply pressure on Orcish and Elysian levies in a region far flung from the fortifications and outposts of the Brotherhood of Saint Karl, the Krawn has seen fit to contract mercenary warriors boasting unparalleled experience fighting in the dense, verdant Southwest. I. The Amaethean Foreign Legion shall receive a sum of 2,000 mina from the treasury of Hanseti-Ruska. II. The Amaethean Foreign Legion shall take up arms on behalf of the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska and its allies for the duration of its war against the Horde. IV JOVEO MAAN His Royal Majesty KARL III by the Grace of Godan, King of Hanseti and Ruska, Grand Hetman of the Army, Prince of Bihar, Dules, Lahy, Muldav, Solvesborg, Slesvik and Ulgaard, Duke of Carnatia and Vanaheim, Margrave of Korstadt, Rothswald and Vasiland, Count of Alban, Alimar, Baranya, Graiswald, Karikhov, Karovia, Kaunas, Kavat, Kovachgrad, Kvasz, Markev, Nenzing, Torun, and Toruv, Viscount of Varna, Baron of Esenstadt, Kraken’s Watch, Kralta, Krepost, Lorentz, Rytsburg, Thurant, Venzia and Astfield, Lord of the Westfolk, Fidei Defensor, Protector of the Highlanders, etcetera. His Excellency the Aulic Envoy, Matyas Joren Baruch Prince-Royarch Kosher Daesmon, Hand of Justice, Golden Tiger of the West
  8. DZIOSICH VE PISACZEO I ZWY KONGZEM ‘REGARDING THE SAFETY OF THIS KINGDOM’ Issued by the AULIC ENVOY On this 9th of Tov ag Yermey, 433 E.S. VA BIRODEO HERZENAV AG EDLERVIK, On the 10th day of Tov eg Yermey i 432 ES, or the 10th of the Sun’s Smile, 84 SA, the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska and the Kingdom of Urguan officially declared that a state of war exists between themselves and the Horde - who impeached Dwarven honour and were known to be harbouring dragonkin and Azdrazi. This alliance was dubbed the Eastern Almaris Treaty Organisation (EATO) upon expanding to welcome the Grand Duchy of Balian. The Horde has since turned to the Kingdom of Oren to defend themselves against GODAN’s justice, forming the United Sovereign States of Almaris (USSA) alongside the Kingdom of Elysium and Enclave of Fi’halen. In such times of international turmoil and threat to our homes and families, one might find themselves adrift in the dense fog of mortality and agony. To those I issue the following personal message. Take solace in the unity and strength of our people and the endless grace of GODAN. We shall stand tall in the face of adversity and sin - for today’s war is no different than the last. Let not fear deter you from your duty. Let not worry usurp your mind. Bear arms against those who seek to disrupt the peace earned with the blood of our fathers. The Kingdom and people of Haense shall persevere. TRAVEL PRECAUTIONS As the conflict begins we issue the following travel advisories: The Homeland: During the coming conflict our roads and borderlands will be struck by small levies and mercenary groups loyal to the enemy and seeking to kill, kidnap, and disrupt logistics. Safety is of the utmost importance. Nobles and landed gentry should travel to and from their holdings under armed guard. Nobles and commoners alike must maintain vigilance and be prepared to report any armed incursions to the Brotherhood of Saint Karl. Those hosting balls, tourneys and other events outside the environs of Karosgrad are urged to contact the Brotherhood of Saint Karl to arrange safe transport and patrol. Abroad: When travelling generally, be always armed and prepare other means of protection as necessary. Do not travel alone if it can be helped - there is strength in numbers. The right to safe travel of Haeseni citizens is guaranteed by our EATO allies, namely the Grand Kingdom of Urguan and the Grand Duchy of Balian. Be mindful however that war raids and border skirmishes are as likely to occur in the lands of our brothers in arms as they are in the homeland. If one is abroad among our allies during such a skirmish, they should seek shelter in allied fortifications or report to their military officials as an auxiliary if able. We strongly urge against travel to any nations affiliated with the USSA and on any roads leading to, from, or between these realms. The Western Forests and roads through it are best avoided given the proximity of Orcish and Elysian population centres and accompanying military patrols. Fishing and cargo ships should take caution sailing the straits between the Orenian coastline and the Silver Isle. The Crown and Aulic Council shall work tirelessly throughout this conflict to guarantee the safety of Haeseni people and commerce from external threats. We ask patience for any delays in internal or external travel and for the support of our people in our prioritisation of war logistics over personal and business matters. Please address any concerns regarding foreign relations, foreign agents, and general travel to the Office of the Aulic Envoy. Our allies stand by and welcome the people of Haense in these trying times. Together, we are strong. Dlum ve Edlervik, Druz ve Edlervik. Krusae zwy Kongzem. IV JOVEO MAAN His Excellency, Matyas Joren Baruch, Aulic Envoy of Hanseti-Ruska The Honourable, Esfir Amelya Rose Kortrevich, Baroness of Koravia
  9. A fascinated Valdemar pored over the trinkets brought back to Lichtestadt by Elisa after her first foray on campaign as a Page of the Crow. Long hours of pitching tents and polishing armour seemed to have paid off for his bold and determined sisthair. ”All this from just yer first fight’?!”
  10. Matyas Baruch, Aulic Envoy to Haense polished a blade that had not met flesh since the closing days of the Sinner's War. "We have work tae do once more, auld friend. Dom, keep it as sharp as the quills. There's a smithy just 'round the corner." He demanded, handing the weapon off to his Colborn ward. @giambro
  11. The Aulic Envoy put down his quill and raised a mug of beer with his Ferrymen allies, ready to drown the hours of negotiation with good drink and traded stories of the great victory in the Sinner's War.
  12. Valdemar leaned over a breakfast of porridge and strawberries to take the paper offered by his little sister from across the table. Malcolm sat with them, dipping his finger in jam to draw on the tablecloth - doodles of the boy's recent exploits as a Dark Lord with his friends. The young Viscount scrutinized the missive with curious eyes flicking over one line to the next. "Ah wonder if they can help me find the Wolloby whales!"
  13. The Aulic Envoy raised his glass to the renewal of the Kongzem's strongest and most reliable alliance.
  14. As the Koeng's body was carried off by his brother in arms, the Squire shook off the heavy pall of shock that had fallen over him. Sigismund was... no, there is no time - what is my duty in this moment? He scanned the crowd, the shifting, crying, shouting masses surrounding the space the Order had just evacuated and where he now stood alone. And then he noticed the glint out of the corner of his eye. Ser Walton's sword lay beside the pool of royal blood, completely forgotten as his Mentor Knight discharged the heaviest of duties that would ever be placed upon him. And before Matyas could finish a thought the blade that had slain Sigismund III was in his hands. Should the weapon be preserved, destroyed, thrown into the sea never to be seen again? Focus, Matyas. The only thing that needs seeing to now is that it doesn't fall into the hands of some unwashed spectator. Ser Walton - no, the Table would decide the blade's fate.
  15. Matyas mourned two men that day. He mourned his Koeng, the only he had ever known. And he mourned his friend Karl Sigmar, who he worried he would never truly see again. The Hauchprinzen with whom Matyas had carried out his oath hunt all those years ago would never emerge from the red brick of the Nikirala which towered over the square. In his place would be Karl III. A friend still, and a just and capable leader he was certain. Something would be lost however under all the weight of expectation, all the burden of duty. It is he that truly requires our prayers now.
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