Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Some silly little detail

All of Luftberg and Spitzplatz has been rocked by the latest announcement from the government. The inclusion of the province now appears to be in direst jeopardy. This is following the recent announcement of the Graf Felix von Hentsch, where he revealed the shocking discovery that the von Bitzhelm family lineage could only boast 63 quarterings, rather than the 64 initially claimed. Even worse than this scandal, the inaccurate priority given to certain obscure family genealogies has revealed that the ruling von Krumper dynasty of Aschenbach is in fact also related to some of the von Bitzhelm family ancestors.

All the court is naturally scandalised. Graf Karl von Bitzhelm is outraged and refutes the claims, saying “I’m outraged.” Elector von Luftberg is disappointed, stating “I’m disappointed” to the Luftberg Tagezeitung correspondent in court. Graf Felix von Hentsch simply smiled, and the Aschenbach ambassador was completely unavailable for comment, claiming he had “some urgent business to take care of.”


Bluebear Jeff said...

Hmmm, I hate to be the one who says "I told you so" . . . but I was pretty sure that von Hentsch would find a way to torpedo things.

-- Jeff

Frankfurter said...

Surely, the vast wealth of the family would enable them to purchase a suitably aged patent of nobility for the 64th quartering ... including claiming the idea that perhaps one of the quarters could be used twice ??