Wednesday 28 May 2008
The new Italian fencing master is taking the Duchy by storm. The high and low born alike flock to his Salle on a daily basis. Today even the Duke himself was swept up in the latest craze to sweep the Duchy. Lessons at Court proved uneventful as the Duke ( already an accomplished fencer and exponent of the long defunct Talhofer school of longsword) put the Italian through his paces. Honours proved to be about even and members of the Inner Council fenced contentedly well into the night. The evening was ended with wine under the stars as all thrilled at the Fencing Master's tales of duels lost and won...
Monday 26 May 2008
Friday 23 May 2008
I write as the jaegermeister commanding the Foot jaegers of the Army of the Duchy of Skogsmork. We request a opportunity to participate in the annual Rifle shooting competition held in Tradgardland . We come to show our skill with the windenbuch air propulsion rifle and our superior eyes- honed upon the field of Mars and the chase. We ask for an immediate reply to our request by messenger.
Monday 19 May 2008
Sunday 11 May 2008
Friday 9 May 2008
P.S off to the wargames show Carronade at Falkirk tomorrow - hope to be inspired !!!
Thursday 8 May 2008
The men remained silent,yet respectful, throughout the interview. With a sorrowful shake of his head ,Duke Karl Frederick left the cell. The prisoner's fate would be put before the Inner Council when they meet next week...
Wednesday 7 May 2008
After darkness fell the members of the Ducal Society gathered in the Palace. As ever, Duke Karl Frederick chaired the meeting. Tonight a new and dynamic method of projecting images and light would be displayed to members by a Dutchman who had pioneered the work. The gentlemen were treated to a vast array of images from scenes pastoral to scenes demonic ( as above) and terrifying. Towards the end of the proceedings the Duke was called away to be told of strange events upon the border with Skogsmork....
Tuesday 6 May 2008
Thursday 1 May 2008
Perhaps this map will help show you where the Nicobar islands are. They were bought from the Danish East Indies Company for an undisclosed sum of money. Rumour has it that they wanted rid quickly for reasons known only to them! Relations are friendly with the Danish possessions in the area where Tradgardland vessels are welcome to refuel,resupply and rest. It goes without saying that Tradgardland reciprocates in a like wise manner.
Tradgardland built a fort , upon the largest island,which manned to this day as well as accommodation for a number of important personnel. Other settlements are scattered on the other islands -each raising militia for self-defence. Communication with the Duchy takes a long time by boat and dispatches are irregular to say the least. The Governor, Antonious Block, is believed to be in residence in Fort Karl Frederick at present.