NO HONOUR IN BLAME
KRUZAE ZWY KONGZEM
Issued by the Office of the Lord Speaker
On this 10th of Vzmey and Hyff, 403 E.S.
TO THE ARCHCHANCELLOR OF ORENIA,
Upon reading your letter to the Curia, it is felt that on behalf of the Lords of Haense and the common Canonist people, that the Speaker of the Duma - as Grand Peer - should respond to your claims.
On the claims made,
In your letter you claim ‘The Kingdom of Haense, not but a saints week ago was deciding how to cast the Church from it's very halls, how valiant of them to have a change of faith.’ It was with great dismay that I can safely write that all of our Kingdom read your critical words. Critical words that have no basis in fact, and it dawns on us that the ‘Brothers Quarrel’ that you refer to is one-sided and the citizens of our fine Kingdom stand with the Church of the Canon, but yet still hold no ill will to the truly devout within the Empire, just as His Holiness similarly feels.
What we do take offence to is the accusations you throw, doubly so from a position as precarious as your own as you yourself confessed to being unable to distinguish between falsities and truths when counseling the Emperor Philip III ‘unwisely’ leading to the short-lived schism that you and your government propagated. With that said, we can only assume that another instance of this unwise decision making has taken place within your government again and led you to the erroneous outcome that the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska had, ever, debated on casting out the one true church from our lands.
One must also point out that this is a substantial, insulting claim to make with no proof presented and to the knowledge of all within our Kingdom false. With your mention of this occurring ‘not but a saints week ago’ the conclusion must be drawn that you are referring to the most recent 402 E.S sitting of the XXXIV Session of the Royal Duma wherein King Sigismund’s, the new Defender of the Faith’s, letter on ‘The Church’ was discussed with the pious monarch taking the utmost care to make clear that this was merely to consider how the Aulic Council and Kingdom as a whole may better facilitate the Church as well as spread the Canonist message better throughout the Haeseni lands. You may make reference to the letter in question and the transcript from said sitting to properly show you the error you have made. I can guarantee that if one in the Duma hall did speak out against the irrefutable truth that Canonism is the one true religion or against GOD then I would see them escorted to the cells myself. If that is not enough to display that you were wholly wrong in your claim, then I must insist that you make the proof for your allegations public so that we may refute them properly.
On the letter as a whole,
As stated previously, it is not the wish of the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska to see the devout go without the light of GOD; if it is felt that we are profiting from such then we are sorry you feel this way. By no means, however, do we regret any of the actions we have taken in the time since this unfortunate turmoil has started. We also praise the vassals of Oren and Savoy that stayed loyal to GOD’s true High Pontiff, Everard VI and pray that their liege complies with the generous offer of penance that he has offered to Emperor Philip. We, in the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska, wish wholeheartedly that he accepts to allow the Church to perform its duties once more for the betterment of all the faithful that have rallied behind their true High Pontiff.
We appeal unto you, Archchancellor - Godan is forgiving, and he is merciful. You have shown honour in acknowledging your grave sin, but do not disgrace your redemption by attempting to lay blame on another. We look forward to the Orenian Empire rejoining us in Canondom.
IV JOVEO MAAN,
His Excellency, Rhys var Ruthern, Lord Speaker of Hanseti-Ruska