The Autumn Maneuvers over for another year provides the Duke with much to ponder. He is due to meet the Inner Council to discuss promotions within the Army. He will also hear the state of readiness of the Navy and hear from the Ducal Gunpowder Mills as to their state of production.
Tradgardland being a sociable and enlightened Duchy manages to combine the above with a visit to the Alefest where a room has been set aside for the forthcoming deliberations.
The Duke takes a carriage to the meeting , sharing it with his wife who will attend to give council over matters of uniform design and sundry artistic matters.