A gruff, black-headed and bearded young Draconius arrived in the Imperial capital at Helena with a scroll clasped in his gloved hand, stamped and sealed with the Morsgradic sigil. He looked around for a little while before entering the foreign service headquarters and handing the letter to the appropriate party with a simple nod and greeting as to whom the letter was from.
A Reply from the Duchess to His Majesty’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
Delivered Winter 1738
Mister John Huss,
I fear you have misunderstood the entire reason behind my letter of concern. The Ducal Throne understands the duties of your emissary and respect his position, yet we do worry you seem content to ignore his wrongdoing.
John-Henry Pruvia did indeed speak with the Head of State of the Duchy of Morsgrad, as my husband and I sit together in governance. Yet in speaking to me, he wasn’t satisfied, and expressed such dissatisfaction plainly and in a manner which was utterly rude in nature, unbecoming of an imperial representative. Moreover, your envoy was not expelled from our lands, instead choosing to leave in a huff when he received the same answer from the Duke that he did myself.
An insult to your office is not intended by this communique, but instead advice to exercise greater tact and respect when interacting with us. Cultural differences are not to blame here Mister John Huss, simply manners. You would not wish for myself to drop by unannounced, unprepared and unwilling speak with you, instead demanding your superior, would you, Mister John Huss?
I would love to continue such riveting debate on the topic of etiquette and mannerisms, though I find my hand beginning to cramp. Upon your suggestion, I too would prefer to do such over a delicious hot meal.
[ [Thursday, October 17th @ 7:15 PM EST in the Morsgrad Palace]
Safe travels to the North, we pray the frost does not bite you too deeply.
HER GRACE, Eleanor I Edvardsson-Renai, Duchess of Morsgrad and Grand Burgess of Montburgh