Tuesday, March 6, 2007

The genesis of the Landgraviate of Hesse-Fedora

The cadet branch of the ruling house of Hesse-Homburg, due to irreconcilable differences over the proper type of headgear, has exercised their right to assert their independence from the rest of the family. Effective immediately, the Landgraf Humphrey Bogart von Hesse-Fedora declares his principality independent of Hesse-Homburg.

The secession is expected to be peaceful. In fact, when questioned, the current Landgraf of Hesse-Homburg replied, “Who? Did what?”

Nevertheless, the Landgraf of Hesse-Fedora (the troops call him “Bogey”) has announced the raising of an army and the launching of a navy so that he can both provide for the defense of his realm, and procure lucrative contracts from Britannia, the Imperium, or Gallia.

Immediate plans call for the raising of the Leib Regiment of infantry ("Bogey's Own"), the Garde du Corps, and the construction of the gunboat “Santana.” Major General Richard von Blaine has been appointed Inspector General of Infantry, Major General Philip von Marlowe Inspector General of Cavalry, Oberst Richard Leland Inspector of Artillery, and Captain Philip Francis von Queeg made High Commissioner of the Admiralty.

The Landgraf's economy is based on large herds of sheep which are used to produce high-quality felt for the principality’s primary industry: hat making. Also, wine from the Nahe Valley provides suitable distraction to the felt- and hat-makers.


Grand Duchy of Stollen 1768 said...

Hello there Ed,

"You know how to whistle, don't you?" Welcom to the club! And I assume you'll have a quen or a princess of the name Lauren as a romantic foil for HUmphrey, right? Looking forward to seeing how you develop Hesse-Fedora.

Best REgards,

Stokes Schwartz

Ed Youngstrom said...

Thanks Stokes!

And of course I do. "You just put your lips together...and blow!"