THE FRUSTRATION OF DEFEAT, 1742
A Response to the Duke of Eastmark @Kursion
Issued and confirmed by His Grace, the Duke of Westmark, 12th of Tobias’ Bounty, 1742
I understand the frustration that you feel in this moment. Losing a war is never easy. Especially when the mighty legions of the Alliance of Independent States are coming towards your gates.
However, I don’t think that justifies your pathetic attempts to slander, insult or disown me from our family. Therefore, I challenge you to a duel to the death. You can even choose your own champion, but in that case I will also choose mine, and I don’t think none of yours could defeat the might of Prince Antonius Martius of the House of Vilac.
You claim to be the most loyal noble of Arcas, but at the same time you forget the history of our family, as the House of Merentel was indeed born of rebellion after the collapse of the Fifth Empire when Ser Alexander I Merentel, a descendent from the first Duke of Eastmark, that was actually a Staunton, swore fealty to the King Tobias I of Courland.
I remember the day you were born in Helena. At that time the capital of the Imperium Renatum. Back then, your father Sergius allowed me to took you in my arms. I hope he doesn’t mind now when I take your head away from your body.
As the King of Helena said to the good Duke of Morsgrad: I know you are afraid; follow your instincts.
HIS GRACE, Alexander III of the House of Merentel, Duke of Westmark, Count of Alannor and Baron of Hallowfell