CORWINSBURG AND THE CONFEDERACY
A statement of unity issued by the Royal House of Alstreim, concluded at Corwinsburg on the 7th day of Horen’s Calling, 1886.
IT DOES BEFIT the Royal House of Alstreim to issue a formal expression of gratitude for the liberation of its Heartland domains to the undisputed victors of the glorious Harvest Revolution, the Barony of Acre and their allies of the Duchy of Blackvale, and to the House’s stalwart and valiant Waldenian comrades of the Viscounty of Minitz. Let there be no confusion: the friendship and fortitude shown in this struggle means that the allegiance of the Barony of Corwinsburg lies firmly with Acre and the Harvest Confederacy. Any required acts of unity and loyalty to this new brotherhood of peoples shall gladly be undertaken alongside our friends and allies.
Let it be known that the Barony of Corwinsburg does not take the cowardice and apathy of its former suzerain lightly. We find that the bonds we had built with the Novellen Monarchy in spite of our longstanding feud dating from the reign of Peter the Usurper were viciously betrayed in violation of our good will, yet in accordance with all common sense, as our trust in a former enemy was naturally misplaced: the treaty with the Principality of Savoy was undermined to diminish the importance of our agreed titlage, the administrative efforts of the Alstreim Triplets were unceremoniously downplayed as the Crown and the Protectorate exchanged hands between toddlers and men of ill repute following the death of King Frederick, and no protection of our domains fitting of the supposedly strongest realm of Almaris was afforded as the Orenian lands were scoured by Haeseni and Urguani warbands, incited by a senseless and suicidal war declared without our consent or knowledge. These grievances were further compounded by the Protectorate’s insistment on levying the death penalty upon the Baron of Acre without any advisory counsel by the Crown’s other vassals, thus rightly inciting the Harvest Revolution. The Barony of Corwinsburg shall therefore firmly uphold Article VII of the Orenian Instrument of Surrender (Orenia Diruta Est), and deny the family of Novellen any royal and noble privileges so rightly lost by their own impiety, inaction and incompetence. Any attempt by a member of this lineage to once more lay claim to Imperial or Royal Orenian titles shall be met by our House with extreme prejudice.
Lastly, the Barony of Corwinsburg utterly rejects the efforts of the failed Protectorate to establish a separatist Commonwealth in the Arentanian border strip. The Barony is prepared to make its military facilities fully available to all Confederate forces for the eradication of any further separatist sentiment.
GOTT MIT UNS
HIS HIGHNESS, Heinrich Franz of the House of Alstreim, Dynastic Prince of Merryweather and the Rhine, Baron of Corwinsburg