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Crown Prince of Empire, Princess's Seek Spouses (IC, Open)

Postby AquilaJordyn » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:21 pm

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Above: the Imperial Seal of House Ðardanexia

Greetings
To all suitors and suitorettes,

His Stoicness, ruler of all under Mount Areia, the Fire Keeper, Defender of Rome, Brother of Armenia, Brother to Abraham's sons, Nike's Spear, Achilles Curse, The King of the North, The Lord of the Seas, The Knight Of The Virgin Queen, The Blood Archon of Syagros, The Grand Dukas of Troy & Hektor, The Basileus Of Syagros, Arstassigon, and The Burcean Isles, The Basileus of Troy; Basileus Tōmā Ðardanexia IX has opened the halls of the Castle Sarpedon, the Imperial residence of his family wide open to suitors seeking the hand of his eldest son, Crown Prince Vulcan Ðardanexia XX, as well as those of the Basileus's younger sisters, the Aunts of the Crown Prince, the twins Prince's Europa and Astraea.

On Their Lineage
Before introducing the Debutant & Debutante's, it is right & proper to enumerate all of their ancestors, in order to expose suitors to the history of the family, and our family has much to boast about. Our House is oft called "The Eldest House." for our family's history and time in rule go back millennia upon millennia. Because of the sheer magnanimity of our family, it is best to only list those family members which best express our houses legacy.

At its founding, our house ruled the legendary city of Dardanum, founded by Basileus Dardanius Ðardanexia, but our house is perhaps best known for ruling the city of his son Ilus: The greatest city of all the Greek world and in our mind the whole world; Troy. The Troy of legend, spoken of in the legends of Homer, Troy destroyed by the bedeviled Helen and hoggish Paris. Our family is firstly, proudly and foremost, the rulers of Troy, and the successor state to her, this empire, Syagros. However, the lineage of my son and sisters goes far beyond just the legendary men and women who are our most direct ancestors of yore, their blood is the blood of ten thousand Kings and ten thousand Queens, some through blood and others through marriage. Through their ancestor Basileus Souleymane, they can claim Mansa Musa as their blood. On top of him, there is the fair Basilissa Zhang Li of China, daughter of Ming Dynasty era Chinese Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, who through him, they can claim the whole illustrious dynasty of the Ming's as their ancestors. But not just the Mings. Through Basilissa Jessamine, her father Emperor Cyrus the Great of Persia, a man of biblical legends and the founder of the great Empire of Persia is their blood as well. Through Basilissa Radegonde, her Father King Charles VII of the great state of France, and all of his ancestors, including all of the Kings and Queens of France, Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire, and of course, Emperor Charlemagne, first sovereign of France are their ancestors. Through Basilissa Kiku of Japan, they can also count all of the great Emperors who sat on the Chrysanthemum throne of the Ashikaga Shogunate of Japan as their ancestors. Through Basilissa Karoline of Norway, my son's Great Great Grandmother, her father King Olaf V of Norway is his ancestor, the whole Norwegian royal family are his relatives as well as the whole Danish royal house Glücksburg. Through her mother, Queen Maud of Wales, they all may claim House Windsor, the ruling house of Great Britain as relatives. None of this is to speak of the many members of our house who were wed to many Emperors of Rome, Byzantium, Russia, Hispania, Portugal or the Pharaohs of Egypt nor the Kings of Thrace or the Queens of the Amazon. Nor is it to speak of our houses great feats; from ruling over larger swaths of territory than Rome for over 900 years in ancient times to our greatest and most hallowed achievement; liberating all of eastern Europe and ultimately, the death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau from the Third Reich of Germany, under the leadership of Saint Vulcan Ðardanexia XIX during World War II. Our House's grandeur cannot possibly be enumerated totally here. Many houses can claim to have the blood of many Kings & Queens, but ours can claim to have the blood of 10,000 Kings & Queens from around the world and around time coursing through our veins. Truly, whichever man or woman should marry my son or my sisters should count themselves among the most honored. To be married into the eldest house is to be woven into the most illustrious of legendary banners. One still being woven. Will you be the next thread in my families legend?
- Basileus Tōmā Ðardanexia IX

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The Crown Prince Vulcan Servus Ðardanexia(22)The good Prince Europa Atalanta Ðardanexia(28)The wise Prince Astraea Ruth Ðardanexia(28)


Inheritor Vulcan
Theme Song

Quote: "I will do what I must. No less. If I must give everything for what is right, so be it. As I say that... I am afraid. But I mean it nonetheless."
Biology & Personal
Sex: Male
Age: 22 Years
Birthdate: May 29th, 1996
Usual Titles: Crown Prince, Inheritor
Sire: Basileus Tōmā Ðardanexia IX
Dam: Basilissa Melissa "Benoist" Ðardanexia
Faith: Ttroaditine Rite Catholic Christian
Political-lean: Left-leaning Distributist
Languages Known: Anatolian, English, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese,
German, Russian and Arabic.
University: Yale University, U.S.A.
Occupation: Marine Biology Researcher, Personal Trainer
Hobbies: Football (American), Fencing, Sailing, Falconry,
Fishing, Weightlifting
Ethnicity: Trojan, Burke and French
Nationality: Trojan-American
Height: 6'1 ft
Weight: 74.8 Kg (165 Pounds)
IQ: 135
Net Worth: 1.3 Million
In Brief
The Inheritor, is thoroughly committed to the needs and duties of the crown and spends considerable time when he isn't studying science to study the affairs of court and the ways of our ancestors, so he might one day be ready to rule. While the Inheritor describes himself as an outdoorsy, athletic type person, when he is inside he is either playing games, reading or learning history, his favorite historical time is that of medieval Europe. Throughout high school and University, has dated a few women. Being on the football team and the Crown Prince, his stoicness had little trouble on that front. However, since graduating, he has grown so tired of the theatrics of modern dating that for the last year, he has abstained from dating. He has chosen now to marry, as he is done with the games of simply dating. The Inheritor is taking this very seriously and has gone through the normal rituals of his ancestors in preparation, mentally and physically preparing himself.
Temperament
Virtues:
1. Ambitious
2. Empathetic & Friendly
3. Loyal, I recall once, when our daughter, Prince Zaira was in the hospital for a tonsillectomy, he stayed with her the entire time. He is stalwart in his relationships in all respects, a true Trojan knight.
4. Adventurous
5. Athletic
6. Pious & Patient, he's learned to give all of his time to those he cares about.

Vices:
1. Anxious.
2. Stubborn, he can get very thick-headed at times, needs to be reminded to let things go.
3. Competitive, he's great if you need him to succeed at something, but can go overboard with winning and making everything a competition.

Hoping For
Well this is the first time that Father has let me write what I want to write to my suitorettess. Good day to anyone considering me! My family has been through a lot over the years, what with... well I'd prefer not to dwell on unpleasant thoughts right now, but someone brimming with joy would be nice, though I'd respect someone who has known hardships, I'm not after innocence, just a healthy optimism and joy. My parent's have tried to give me a pretty...pure life, but it hasn't been perfect. I don't think of myself as a huge partier, but someone who likes to have fun and go adventures would also be swell. I'm big on athleticism and the outdoors, a lot of us in Syagros are, but I do like to chill too, I swear; be ready to run around with me a lot, but sometimes I'll want to just hang out and play some Skyrim or watch a movie, maybe read a book together. Someone presentable, that won't be embarrassing in public would be great too, I am the Crown Prince of the nation after all, I don't think that is too much to ask, if you were raised as a Princess by a respectable family, I kind of expect you to be. My faith is really important to me and I'm sure my father has mentioned this because he has gone through every detail, but it is important to me that whoever I marry respects my faith. I would always respect your faith if it's different, all I ask is the same. Most importantly, I shiver at calling this an arranged married, so someone interested in being the best of friends is a definite must. We all know how the story ends when a King and his Queen hate each other...the heads go a'rolling.
Requirements
- Must be of some royal or noble heritage.
- Must be willing to bear an heir, either by the natural way or adoption.
- Must be unmarried.
Allowances
These are things the Crown Prince would prefer, but needn't be.
- Would like if they lived in Syagros once married but he understands if they can't because of duties in her native land.
- Would like if they knew Anatolian. The Crown Prince is poly-lingual and would make sure to know the language of his own wife, but fluency in Anatolian is attractive. Lessons in it will be offered to the chosen suitor of the Crown Prince, but already knowing it would be impressive.


Prince Europa
Theme Song
Quote: "Of all the crowns we own, none is more critical to my families continued reign than the crown of our people's love & joy. To serve them is to have power."
Biology & Personal
Sex: Female
Age: 28
Usual Titles: Prince
Faith: Ttroaditine Rite Catholic Christian
Height: 5'5
Weight: 58.51 Kg (129 Pounds)
Ethnicity: Trojan
University: Alli'Gennom University of Technology & Engineering, Syagros
Occupation: Nutritionist
Hobbies: Clubbing, track, lacrosse, music
In Brief
Prince Europa, despite being younger, was a strong rival for the throne with her brother, Basileus Tōmā IX. Before he was selected as heir by his mother, she was reared in the same way he was, learning all of the lessons she would need to know in case she became the next Basilissa. Due to this training, she would surely be a valuable asset to any reigning monarch lucky enough to call her his wife. Since her brother's ascension to the throne, Prince Europa has spent much of her time in college, studying psychology and nutrition. While Prince Europa is a very dedicated and focused person, she leads the family in the number of surprise parties & raves hosted in the Castle. She has dated a few men over the years and while she isn't tired of the fun, she is tired of bad dates.
Temperament
Virtues:
1. Intelligent
2. Empathetic
3. Fun
4. Passionate
5. Devoted & Industrious

Vices:
1. Energetic (Too-hot-to-handle for some)
2. Passionate (She can get very emotional about subjects she cares about deeply occasionally, both a virtue & a vice)
3. Perfectionist, she can get so focused on something that she stays at it too long.

Hoping For
Wait... I finally get to write to my own suitors now brother? You always were the most talkative one. Good day to anyone reading this! Listen, i'll get right to the point, I'm not looking for some boring old codger, neither a physically old codger or a mentally old codger. I'd like someone who knows how to have fun or is willing to learn. I'm sure by now that my brother and all of the Castle's maids and butler's have warned you about me, but I assure you, I am very focused on my studies and act like a right proper lady in the daylight hours. Your parent's will love me, I assure you. I may party more than my sister Astraea (Check her out boy's, she's cute!) does but I'm not an air headed embarrassment either. I like to go on mission's trips, I usually go to southern Morocco, so I'm a big fan of men-of-the-people types. I recall my nanny telling me the deepest truth that rulers of Syagros all must know: "The crown jewel of the Empire are her people, especially her poorest paupers." I must confess, I am a sucker for corny jokes, so if you want to woo me, consider telling me some bad puns.

Requirements
- Must be of some royal or notable blood; people of heroic, wealthy or celebrity backgrounds are considered notable.
- Should the suitor intend to have Europa live with them in their own country, her safety must be assured.
- Prince Europa is 4th in the line to rule. The suitor must be willing, in case of the gravest emergencies where all others before her are incapable of ruling, to not stop her from ascending to the throne and be willing to sacrifice one of the couples children to be her heir.

Allowances
- Would prefer if the suitor, if chosen, ensure Europa and her twin sister Prince Astraea be able to meet often. She would be pleased if Prince Astraea was given special permission's into the place that they choose to reside together. Her relationship with her twin is very important to her.


Prince Astraea
Theme Song

Quote: "A smart man will choose a smart woman to be smitten with, because he will be smart enough to realize he is not smart enough to survive without her."
Biology & Personal
Sex: Female
Age: 28
Usual Titles: Prince
Faith: Ttroaditine Rite Catholic Christian
Height: 5'5
Weight: 65.31 Kg (144 Pounds)
Ethnicity: Trojan
University: Saint Thomas More's, Syagros
Occupation: Researcher, Babysitter.
Hobbies: reading, philosophy, astronomy, video games, writing
In Brief
Ahh, Prince Astraea, the most reflective and patient of all of the Prince's of House Ðardanexia. That claim does not go unsubstantiated. The "Prince of the pages" as some commoner's call her manages the Castle's entire collection of books. She can often be seeing reading them there, contemplating the deepest of subjects, though she has also been caught daydreaming in the library or playing video games, her favorites are Skyrim, Overwatch, League of Legends and Mega Mash Sisters (A Trojan game). From an early age her mother, Basilissa Sophia II saw that Prince Astraea was not called to the throne. As such, she has lived the most common-like life of the three. Of course, unlike Prince Europa, her twin, she has not chosen to spend her time as a normal person seeking out parties and raves. Prince Astraea has gone to those, but no, her favorite places are the quiet ones, whether she spends her time in the library or deep under the ocean, swimming through the coral reefs of Western Syagros, Prince Astraea is a philosophical, contemplative one. That isn't to say she is a bore, she enjoys deep discussions and playing various games of wit. Prince Astraea is just more difficult to earn the attention of than others. Prince Astraea had one long time boyfriend for a number of years and broke off an engagement after learning of his disdain for her family, Prince Astraea's family is her most precious joy in life so this was unacceptable to her. After devoting much of life to studying, she has chosen now to consider a proper suitor.
Temperament
Virtues:
1. Learned, a great asset to those unskilled in certain subjects. Prince Astraea is most learned in mathematics, management, philosophy and oceanography.
2. Family-oriented
3. Loving
4. Romantic
5. Shy

Vices:
1. Might be too smart, not fantastic with new people.
2. Shy

Hoping For
I should really throw my brother off the Castle wall's for making me listen as he wrote down what he was going to tell my suitors and allotting me so small a space to speak to you all personally. Look, I am interested in meeting the right guy. But kindly stop give up if you don't love my family, we're a package deal. I went through that whole rigmarole once, I don't want to do it again. But where was I, before I was saying all that? Oh yes. I'm interested in meeting the right guy. I'd love to be swept off of my feet, fall in love and live in a big beautiful palace with a big beautiful library. No, I'm not a shut-in, I do get out. But whoever is reading this should think that seeking knowledge is so much more worthwhile in life than seeking any other kind of power. I am now being told I've talked too much, excuse me gentlemen while I rip my eldest brother's ear off. Oh and if even one suitor dares to ask if they have to like Europa as well, the answer is a strong yes! I mean, not in that way, you should only like me in that way, just get along with her.
Requirements
- Must be of respectable stock, royal or notable is preferred, but she is open to a commoner from a good family as Prince Astraea is not in the immediate line of succession to the throne.
- Must be family-oriented.
- Must be interested in a serious relationship.

Allowances
- As Prince Europa said, Astraea would also strongly prefer if she is able to see her sister on a regular basis and it be assured they could see each other easily. It is essential for their happiness.
- Prince Astraea appreciates the brain so would like it if her favored suitor also enjoy feats of the mind.


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Letter of Interest
Ðardanexia Interested In:
Name of suitor/suitorette:
Age:
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Nation:
Titles:
House:
Are they a Ruler?:
Are they Inheriting?:
Height:
Weight:
Faith:
Ethnicity:
Nationality:
Species:
Hobbies:
Occupation?:
In Brief:

Reason For Interest:

Do you accept all of the requirements for the Ðardanexia you are intending to court?:

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Postby The Burke Islands » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:58 pm

Letter of Interest
Ðardanexia Interested In: Prince Astrea
Name of suitor/suitorette: Rosk Armfeldt
Age: 28
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A Quote of the Suitors?: “The lone wolf dies, but the pack survives.”

Nation: The Burke Islands
Titles: Are abolished by the Burkish constitution.
House: Armfeldt
Are they a Ruler?: No
Are they Inheriting?: Yes, he will inherit his family’s ancestral home, Vythyamore (English: Wailingwood), a 14th century castle built in the Grár Mountains.
Height: 6’4
Weight: 190
Faith: Roman Catholicism
Ethnicity: Burkish, Norse, French, Irish
Nationality: Burke Islander
Species: Human
Hobbies: martial arts, cycling, video games, writing, hunting, fishing, hiking
Occupation?: Journalist, writer
In Brief: The great-grandson of General Léon Armfeldt, a Burkish officer that served briefly in the Imperial Burkish Army before being dishonorably discharged for arguing with the Emperor and later being executed by the Arstassi after the Devaux Uprising, and the son of Lee Armfeldt, the Empire’s Northern Burcean advisor, Rosk felt from an early age that he had a lot to live up to. After being barred entrance into the Army for asthma problems, he chose a career in journalism and embedded with combat units during the North Hess War, publishing notable works highlighting the plight of North Hess civilians caught in the crossfire, resulting in extensive charity efforts to help. He continues his work by being at the forefront of every major news story in the Western Trojan Empire, seeking to bring the truth to the limelight and to uproot corruption and treachery.

Reason For Interest: After having been cheated on by his girlfriend of 8 years, and being an only child with his only family being his father, Rosk wishes nothing more than to have close and loving individuals. He has heard of the Wise Prince’s family-oriented values, intelligence, and interest in a serious relationship, and figures that he has nothing to lose by courting her.

Do you accept all of the requirements for the Ðardanexia you are intending to court?: Yes
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Postby Wochaystein » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:05 pm

Letter of Interest
Ðardanexia Interested In: Prince Astraea Ruth
Name of suitor/suitorette: Prince Hannes Romilda
Age: 29
Theme Song
A Quote of the Suitors?: "The unfortunate past of our ancestors is a fascinating subject. So many perspectives to look at. So many things to learn."

Nation: Diarcesia (Wochaystein)
Titles: Crown Prince Imperial
House: Garver
Are they a Ruler?: No
Are they Inheriting?: Yes. Heir to the Holy Empire of Wochaystein
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 141 lbs
Faith: Christianity (Church of Wochaystein)
Ethnicity: German
Nationality: Diarcesian (Wochaysteiner)
Species: Homo sapiens
Hobbies: Reading, blackletter calligraphy, hedgehogs
Occupation?: Historian and archaeologist
In Brief: Since the 19th century when House Garver began its sacred duty at the throne of Wochaystein, the Kaisers it produced have steadfastly maintained their traditions and codes. The heir apparent, Hannes Romilda, senses that change is coming to the land. Yes, its pace may be slow, but it comes nevertheless. He has taken it upon himself to prepare for the role he has been groomed for: to lead by their history, leading to the future.

The Crown Prince completed his education at the Panepistimium Hylvobrigian and is a personal friend of the Monarch Diarcesian Phlegomy, with whom he has regular correspondence over a variety of topics.

Reason For Interest: Crown Prince Hannes Romilda was originally slated to marry a scion of the House of Arkess at the capital of Diarcesia. However, he vehemently voiced his objection to his father over seeming incompatibilities between him and the wife-to-be; they just didn't get along from the moment their eyes met. After his father Kaiser Hannes II Rochus relented, the heir mentioned the name of Prince Astraea Ruth Ðardanexia. He explained that they seemed to be of similar temperament and would like to know her better. Moreover, Hannes Romilda added, the Syagrots have cultural similarities with the Old Diarcesians, and that Prince Astarea's principles shouldn't be too much of a problem, either.

Do you accept all of the requirements for the Ðardanexia you are intending to court?: Yes
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Postby AquilaJordyn » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:42 pm

From The Desk Of The Scribe For Her Wiseness, Prince Astraea Ruth Ðardanexia

To the honorable Rosk Armfeldt, of The Burke Islands her wiseness, Prince Astraea, wishes to have me tell you how much she admires the work you do, that your father, Minister Lee Armfeldt, has served the Empire well and she sees you serving the Empire well as well, by serving the needs and interests of the Burkish people on the North Hess Isles. Undoubtedly to her wiseness, you are on the Empire's finest citizens, her wiseness finds you to be a splendid man. I also have the duty of informing you on behalf of Prince Astraea, after much reflection and prayer, her wiseness has decided that it would be best for her to not pursue a relationship with you. Her wiseness wanted me to let you know that she thinks you are an honorable and delightful person, but she is not sure that you are right for her. Her stoicness wishes to have me extend to you her best in all of pursuits in life.

Signed, Prince Astraea Ruth Ðardanexia

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From The Desk Of The Scribe For Her Wiseness, Prince Astraea Ruth Ðardanexia

To the Crown Prince Imperial of all of Wochaystein Hannes Romilda,

On behalf of her wiseness, Prince Astraea Ðardanexia, I have been tasked with informing you that her wiseness finds you a very interesting suitor, she wished me to quote her as having said: "Being the one student in College who the Professor bow's to and call's their "Wiseness" and having the last name that I do, it does not take much imagination for one to think that I must have had my fair share of suitors confessing their 'love' to me from below my balcony window only to find out we have next to nothing in common. If such is your imagination, then your imagination correlates to reality. Rarely is it that I am faced with the task of considering a suitor that interests me as greatly as you do Crown Prince... might I call you Hannes? I do hope you do not think me forgetting my manners, I simply mean to be more personal with you. Regardless, rarely is it that I am faced with the task of considering a suitor that interests me as greatly as you do Hannes. Thank you for your interest, it is flattering."

I also thus have the pleasure to inform you, your majesty, that her wiseness has chosen to have you as one of her full time suitors, you are thus an official candidate for Prince Astraea's hand. As we are sure your majesty can imagine, this is the most difficult and delicate decision for her wiseness and her wiseness is called such for good reason, so she has chosen to be wise and wait for all interested parties to step forward for her hand. If there are no other interested parties, then after a reasonable amount of time in waiting, her wiseness solemnly swears to declare you the victor of her hand. Though, her wiseness has asked me to remind you that an ember untended will never become a fire, so in the meantime while she considers all her suitors, she recommends that the two of you meet to get to know each other better.


Signed, Prince Astraea Ruth Ðardanexia
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Postby Wochaystein » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:36 pm

To the Prince Astraea Ruth Ðardanexia,
Your Wiseness, or if it pleases you, Astraea, I am humbled and honored with your interest and in considering me for your hand. My family and the household of the Palace call me Romilda (to distinguish me from my father, the Kaiser Hannes Rochus, may God bless his reign), and I don't mind it if you call me the same. I appreciate the candor given.

I seek to make the proper introductions to you and your family in Syagros, and I look forward to be in your presence and make more acquaintance with you. Who knows what the future holds?

Your Wiseness, you may notice some pieces of paper as you remove this letter from the envelope. The first is the details of the travel arrangements made for me and some of my household to Syagros. And the second is something I wish for you to have, as something to remember me by.

Yours,
Hannes Romilda Garver


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Postby Freistaat Hannover » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:46 pm

Letter of Interest
Ðardanexia Interested In: Prince Europa
Name of suitor: Prinz Georg, Herzog von Lüneburg, Graf von Celle, Earl of Armagh, Earl of Gosford (Georg Friedrich Joseph Karl Alexander von Hannover / George Frederick Joseph Charles Alexander of Hannover)
Age: 27 years of age
Marsch der Hannoverschen Artillerie
A Quote of the Suitors?: "Die Engländer können ihre Blättchen schreiben, und die Franzosen können so laut schreien bis ganz Frankreich keine stimme mehr hat, aber jeder der es wagt meine Kompanie bei ihren königlichen Aufträgen zu stören wird spuren müssen daß die Hannoversche Infanterie es ernst meint."

("The English can write their magazines, and the French can shout and shout until the whole of France has no voice left, but anybody who dares to disturb my company in their objectives will have to notice that the Hannoverian infantry are very stern and serious")

- Prinz Georg, shortly before the Hannoverian advances on the fortlines around the city of Antwerp

Nation: The Elective Monarchy of the Free State of Hannover
Titles: Prince of Hannover, Duke of Lüneburg, earl of Celle, earl of Armagh, earl of Gosford,
House: Hannover
Are they a Ruler?: No.
Are they Inheriting?: No.
Height: 1.87m
Weight: 83kg
Faith: Lutheranism
Ethnicity: German
Nationality: Hannoverian
Species: Human
Hobbies: Association Football / Soccer (European), Engineering, technology, automobiles, history.
Occupation: Serving as a Major (Company commander) in the "Cäsarkompanie", Infanteriebataillon 15, 3. Panzerinfanterieregiment "Prinz von Calenberg" in Cuxhaven.
In Brief: A Hannoverian army officer of 27, fixated on his military career and defence of the fatherland. Prinz Georg is the oldest son of the last king, king Georg VIII of Hannover. Prinz Georg, in his militaristic and nationalistic political affiliation and his fierce rhetoric, as well as natural charisma, seemed to be a favourite for the nobles tasked with electing the next king of Hannover. He seemed to be the ideal prince to coronate, but then he openly announced that he'd rather focus on his military career and that he felt that the tremendously difficult and complicated tasks would be too demanding. He wouldn't be able to continue what he loved to do, to do what he was raised to do: to protect the fatherland.

Reason For Interest: Nobles backing the current king found it important to extend the might of the family internationally, and have proposed to seek up relations with Syagros, as having it as an ally would be incredible for the noble classes of the Wahlmonarchie.

Do you accept all of the requirements for the Ðardanexia you are intending to court?: Yes.

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Postby Lesser Bavaria » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:32 pm

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Ðardanexia Interested In: Europa
Name of suitor/suitorette: Crown Prince Marko Krahl
Age: 26 Years old
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A Quote of the Suitors?: "I will never judge a man by the size of his home or the prestige of his house. Courage and Honor are the mark of a Noble."
Nation: Lesser Bavaria
Titles: Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Lesser Bavaria, Master of the Horse of the Kingdom of Lesser Bavaria, High Almoner of the Kingdom of Lesser Bavaria, Master of the Horse of the Duchy of Terstein, Mayor of the Village of Trokirchen
House: Krahl-Terstein (Formally)
Are they a Ruler?: Yes (of the Village of Trokirchen
Are they Inheriting?: Yes (The Kingdom of Lesser Bavaria
Height: 6'1
Weight: 192 lbs
Faith: Roman Catholic
Ethnicity: Lesser Bavarian (Southern Germanic)
Nationality: Lesser Bavarian
Species: Human
Hobbies: Horseback Riding, Archery, Hunting, Judo and Mountaineering
Occupation?: Crown Prince | Mayor
In Brief: Marko is the heir to the throne of Lesser Bavaria. He attended the Royal Academy of Lesser Bavaria, the most prestigious educational institution in the Nation. He is an honorable and beloved man throughout Lesser Bavaria and is his fathers favorite. He believes in the Divine Right of Kings. Marko is 26 years old and lacks either a wife or a child and thus his brother Bruno is next in line for the throne. For selfish reasons Marko has been convinced that it is finally time to marry and begin rearing children, particularly a male heir.

He speaks literate and fluent in Latin, French, Spanish, Russian, Camelonean Gaelic, Selkie and his native Lesser Bavarian. He notably broke off from an earlier engagement when he was sixteen and has been a picky suitor since then.

Reason For Interest: The decision to marry was not Marko's to make, but he was given the freedom to court those of suitable birth. He has chosen to court Europa (whereas his family believes he should court Astraea). He is interested in Europa on account of her hobbies revolving around physical fitness, something he can understand. He is also nonetheless attracted by her free personality.

Do you accept all of the requirements for the Ðardanexia you are intending to court?: Yes

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Wochaystein wrote:To the Prince Astraea Ruth Ðardanexia,
Your Wiseness, or if it pleases you, Astraea, I am humbled and honored with your interest and in considering me for your hand. My family and the household of the Palace call me Romilda (to distinguish me from my father, the Kaiser Hannes Rochus, may God bless his reign), and I don't mind it if you call me the same. I appreciate the candor given.

I seek to make the proper introductions to you and your family in Syagros, and I look forward to be in your presence and make more acquaintance with you. Who knows what the future holds?

Your Wiseness, you may notice some pieces of paper as you remove this letter from the envelope. The first is the details of the travel arrangements made for me and some of my household to Syagros. And the second is something I wish for you to have, as something to remember me by.

Yours,
Hannes Romilda Garver


(OOC: In the parchment with blackletter calligraphy is written: "Patience Begets Great Insight")


To Crown Prince Romilda,
It is wonderful to meet a man who is willing to so quickly come to get to know me; but more importantly, my family and my nation. I am positive that you will enjoy your time here with me and if I were to wager, I would guess that your household will be very, very grateful that you brought them along. One of the boons of living in Syagros is that because we have tourists crawling all over the place, there is a lot to do. I know that you are passionate about History & Archaeology, yes? Well, one of our finest cities, Turnoch, has this wonderful museum funded by my family called "The Imperial Caithania Museum of All History."most people just call it "The Cait" It's our nation's finest museum, funded by my family since my Great Great Grandmother Basilissa Caitha II founded it. The Cait contains exhibits to a plethora of exhibits for a simply enormous times in history, ranging from 20th century America to the Dinosaur exhibit and the largest exhibit, that one which is devoted to medieval Europe with a focus on Syagros, the museum is enormous. In preparation for your coming, I've talked to the Arch Curator and asked them a special favor. They agreed to include an exclusive exhibit on the entire joint history of medieval Syagros & Wochaystein and they've even promised to include two pieces of fine vellum documenting each of our families members, our families tree's, up to the year 1324, when the two documents were created. I'm sure you can inform me about your family that way, I know that I have quite a few stories to tell. I am also very interested in seeing the dress's of Syagrot royals' who married Wochaysteinian nobles, I'd like to know what to wear, just in case.

Thank you so much for your calligraphy. I showed my sisters Gwendolyn & Europa. Neither of them could believe how beautifully done it was, not to mention how jealous they were. But honestly what I loved most about it is that it was a simple, heartfelt gift. I've received enough gold in my life from suitors, so I am honestly relieved to receive something that took heart to give me. I love the quote "Patience Begets Great Insight" so much that I had the Castle's resident Artist who spends their time creating and preserving art for our family to frame it properly and put it somewhere everyone, including the people can see. He's elected to hang your calligraphy above the fireplace in the Castle's Library, which is open to the public. The children of Triton often go there in their classes to read with me and our nation's Historians scour the libraries shelves often to look for forgotten treasures of history. It's a 1,200 year old library after all. Though it's hardly the largest, the largest is at The Palace Of Pandarus at Hektor, which is my families ancient residence, but we generally live in the Castle Sarpedon in Triton. That library is 3,000 years old, the only surviving ancient library. If you're interested in the history of Rome, Egypt, Phoenicia, Babylon, Persia... or of course Syagros, even though that library is under-lock-and-key, open only to Imperial family members, I am sure I can grant you access. You'll just have to hang out with me while your there. We can't have you getting lost in its labyrinthine halls. There are so many things we can do here.

Yours too, Astraea


Freistaat Hannover wrote:Letter of Interest
Ðardanexia Interested In: Prince Europa
Name of suitor: Prinz Georg, Herzog von Lüneburg, Graf von Celle, Earl of Armagh, Earl of Gosford (Georg Friedrich Joseph Karl Alexander von Hannover / George Frederick Joseph Charles Alexander of Hannover)
Age: 27 years of age
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A Quote of the Suitors?: "Die Engländer können ihre Blättchen schreiben, und die Franzosen können so laut schreien bis ganz Frankreich keine stimme mehr hat, aber jeder der es wagt meine Kompanie bei ihren königlichen Aufträgen zu stören wird spuren müssen daß die Hannoversche Infanterie es ernst meint."

("The English can write their magazines, and the French can shout and shout until the whole of France has no voice left, but anybody who dares to disturb my company in their objectives will have to notice that the Hannoverian infantry are very stern and serious")

- Prinz Georg, shortly before the Hannoverian advances on the fortlines around the city of Antwerp

Nation: The Elective Monarchy of the Free State of Hannover
Titles: Prince of Hannover, Duke of Lüneburg, earl of Celle, earl of Armagh, earl of Gosford,
House: Hannover
Are they a Ruler?: No.
Are they Inheriting?: No.
Height: 1.87m
Weight: 83kg
Faith: Lutheranism
Ethnicity: German
Nationality: Hannoverian
Species: Human
Hobbies: Association Football / Soccer (European), Engineering, technology, automobiles, history.
Occupation: Serving as a Major (Company commander) in the "Cäsarkompanie", Infanteriebataillon 15, 3. Panzerinfanterieregiment "Prinz von Calenberg" in Cuxhaven.
In Brief: A Hannoverian army officer of 27, fixated on his military career and defence of the fatherland. Prinz Georg is the oldest son of the last king, king Georg VIII of Hannover. Prinz Georg, in his militaristic and nationalistic political affiliation and his fierce rhetoric, as well as natural charisma, seemed to be a favourite for the nobles tasked with electing the next king of Hannover. He seemed to be the ideal prince to coronate, but then he openly announced that he'd rather focus on his military career and that he felt that the tremendously difficult and complicated tasks would be too demanding. He wouldn't be able to continue what he loved to do, to do what he was raised to do: to protect the fatherland.

Reason For Interest: Nobles backing the current king found it important to extend the might of the family internationally, and have proposed to seek up relations with Syagros, as having it as an ally would be incredible for the noble classes of the Wahlmonarchie.

Do you accept all of the requirements for the Ðardanexia you are intending to court?: Yes.


To his majesty, Prinz George of Hannover,
Originally when I was reading your letter to me, seeking my hand, I thought that I would like to know more about you before I make a decision about you. As interested as I am in your military career, I know nothing about you as a person. Not that it matters now, because I simply was turned off by your stated reason of interest. You seek me because the Nobles wish you to do so? I am not the key to any alliance. For my own family, while we consider the marriages we have as signs of alliance between great nations, that marriage has to be built on love and respect. I simply cannot fathom the idea of marrying a man for Syagros's sake. I would die for Syagros, so the reason I would not do that is not that I do not love my country enough, but that my nation will be much better served having a Prince in me that is in a happy marriage, married to a man I have a belief in to do what is right. For the future, all of the daughters of Dardanus aren't interested in purely political marriages. Politics has its place, but fortunately, my brother puts love above politics. I wish you all the best in your pursuit of a wife, but I am unfortunately not the answer you seek.

Respectfully, Prince Europa.



Lesser Bavaria wrote:Letter of Interest
Ðardanexia Interested In: Europa
Name of suitor/suitorette: Crown Prince Marko Krahl
Age: 26 Years old
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A Quote of the Suitors?: "I will never judge a man by the size of his home or the prestige of his house. Courage and Honor are the mark of a Noble."
Nation: Lesser Bavaria
Titles: Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Lesser Bavaria, Master of the Horse of the Kingdom of Lesser Bavaria, High Almoner of the Kingdom of Lesser Bavaria, Master of the Horse of the Duchy of Terstein, Mayor of the Village of Trokirchen
House: Krahl-Terstein (Formally)
Are they a Ruler?: Yes (of the Village of Trokirchen
Are they Inheriting?: Yes (The Kingdom of Lesser Bavaria
Height: 6'1
Weight: 192 lbs
Faith: Roman Catholic
Ethnicity: Lesser Bavarian (Southern Germanic)
Nationality: Lesser Bavarian
Species: Human
Hobbies: Horseback Riding, Archery, Hunting, Judo and Mountaineering
Occupation?: Crown Prince | Mayor
In Brief: Marko is the heir to the throne of Lesser Bavaria. He attended the Royal Academy of Lesser Bavaria, the most prestigious educational institution in the Nation. He is an honorable and beloved man throughout Lesser Bavaria and is his fathers favorite. He believes in the Divine Right of Kings. Marko is 26 years old and lacks either a wife or a child and thus his brother Bruno is next in line for the throne. For selfish reasons Marko has been convinced that it is finally time to marry and begin rearing children, particularly a male heir.

He speaks literate and fluent in Latin, French, Spanish, Russian, Camelonean Gaelic, Selkie and his native Lesser Bavarian. He notably broke off from an earlier engagement when he was sixteen and has been a picky suitor since then.

Reason For Interest: The decision to marry was not Marko's to make, but he was given the freedom to court those of suitable birth. He has chosen to court Europa (whereas his family believes he should court Astraea). He is interested in Europa on account of her hobbies revolving around physical fitness, something he can understand. He is also nonetheless attracted by her free personality.

Do you accept all of the requirements for the Ðardanexia you are intending to court?: Yes


To the handsome Crown Prince Marko,

I was struck in your letter to me by your sense of duty, as you said that you were concerned about the future of your Kingdom and producing an heir. I can respect your claim to divine right rule and I assure you, should we marry, I am willing and able to be a mother to our children, I must admit I have been thinking about rearing children more and more myself. It pleases me greatly that you are pursuing me because you like me, rather than because it is expected of you and it pleases me greatly that you appreciate my free spirit; I am hardly interested in meeting a man who is interested only in boring women who stay at home all day. I would like to tell you that I am seriously considering your offer, you may consider yourself one of my favorite suitors. I would like to give all houses a chance to present a suitor to me before I make any kind of decision, but in the meantime, why don't we get to know each other. I planned out a trip for us to the Beor Mountains, the tallest mountain range on earth for us. They are a lush, geographically unique mountain range here. Below the tree line of the Mountains, you can find all sorts of curious oddities, ranging from Lemurs to natural hot springs. The middle of the higher mountains can get rather desert like, with a few reptiles and hardy trees but not much else besides steep cliffs perfect for climbing and finding ancient temples to the ancient Trojan goddess of Chaos & Mountains, Lyra. The top of the highest mountain, Mount Areia, standing at over 30,000 feet is one of the only places in Syagros you can find real snow. I was thinking we could go on an excursion to the lower parts of Areia, mountaineering on horseback. I'd like to go hunting with you, perhaps you can teach me Archery? There are lots of interesting beasts up there to hunt, so I'm sure it'll be fun, I just ask we don't go on a Lemur hunt or god-forbid shoot an Eagle, as the first are considered national treasures and the latter is our national animal. Though if I have an especially fun time with you, I might convince one of the Game Wardens to let you keep a Lemur as a token of our relationship, a few of the species make suitable house pets, even if they're not of much use outside of their entertaining nature. We have fine horses here right for the purpose, or you could of course bring your own steed. I would of course like to visit your own country, especially the village of Trokirchen. You can tell a lot about a man by how happy his people are, besides If I am to one day be a Queen to the Lesser Bavarians, I'd like to be able to learn more about the least of them.

I also wanted to tell you, I quite enjoyed that quote you shared with me, I could not agree more with your words. I cannot wait to meet you Crown Prince.

Signed- Her Goodness, Prince Europa Atalanta Ðardanexia
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Postby Neureich am Fischbach » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:48 am

Letter of Interest
Ðardanexia Interested In: Europa
Name of suitor: Albert Garamond
Age:24
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A Quote of the Suitors?: "An officer of the state must be both a realist and an idealist, to perceive the world as it really is, and to imagine how it can be. Only then can progress towards justice be made. "

Nation: Neureich
Titles: Hereditary Count Garamond (traditional and not officially recognized)
House: Garamond of New Kent
Are they a Ruler?:no
Are they Inheriting?: Yes and no, (Neureich's leadership is not hereditary but his father his a Regent and the most likely successor. He is heir to the headship of the house, which has political importance)
Height:1.84 m
Weight: 80 kg
Faith: Secularist, but not devoted
Ethnicity: Anglo-German
Nationality:Neureicher
Species: Human
Hobbies: Travel, watercolors, writing, philosophy
Occupation?: Politician, Military Officer, Civil Servant
In Brief: His father has groomed him from birth to take a leading role in government. His main support in politics come from the monarchist faction, of which his family are traditional leaders.

Reason For Interest: Besides his father's interest in increasing their family's stature through an alliance with such an illustrious family, Albert sees Europa as the ideal partner, well connected, intelligent, with a fun side that isn't out of control.

Do you accept all of the requirements for the Ðardanexia you are intending to court?:
Yes

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Postby A m e n r i a » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:51 pm

By "are they inheriting?", what do you mean? Am I supposed to tell you what title(s) he/she will get once his/her parents die? Also, is there a minimum age? Marriage age is low (14) in Amenria, so I'd like to know how old applicants should be.
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Postby AquilaJordyn » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:55 pm

Neureich am Fischbach wrote:Letter of Interest
Ðardanexia Interested In: Europa
Name of suitor: Albert Garamond
Age:24
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A Quote of the Suitors?: "An officer of the state must be both a realist and an idealist, to perceive the world as it really is, and to imagine how it can be. Only then can progress towards justice be made. "

Nation: Neureich
Titles: Hereditary Count Garamond (traditional and not officially recognized)
House: Garamond of New Kent
Are they a Ruler?:no
Are they Inheriting?: Yes and no, (Neureich's leadership is not hereditary but his father his a Regent and the most likely successor. He is heir to the headship of the house, which has political importance)
Height:1.84 m
Weight: 80 kg
Faith: Secularist, but not devoted
Ethnicity: Anglo-German
Nationality: Neureicher
Species: Human
Hobbies: Travel, watercolors, writing, philosophy
Occupation?: Politician, Military Officer, Civil Servant
In Brief: His father has groomed him from birth to take a leading role in government. His main support in politics come from the monarchist faction, of which his family are traditional leaders.

Reason For Interest: Besides his father's interest in increasing their family's stature through an alliance with such an illustrious family, Albert sees Europa as the ideal partner, well connected, intelligent, with a fun side that isn't out of control.

Do you accept all of the requirements for the Ðardanexia you are intending to court?:
Yes


To Count Albert Garamond,

On behalf of her goodness, Prince Europa of Syagros, I wish to extend to you our warmest greetings and congratulations. The Prince has decided to accept you as a suitor. She was pleased to hear you come from a respectable family and of your reasons for courting her. While this does not constitute a decision on whether to marry you or not, it does put you in the running. When the Prince feels she has considered enough suitors, she will give her decision to all of you. In the meantime, her goodness would hope to get to know you better, as she takes the time to spend time with all of her suitors.

-From the desk of her goodness, Prince Europa Atalanta Ðardanexia



A m e n r i a wrote:By "are they inheriting?", what do you mean? Am I supposed to tell you what title(s) he/she will get once his/her parents die? Also, is there a minimum age? Marriage age is low (14) in Amenria, so I'd like to know how old applicants should be.


OOC:

Inheriting means that when their parent dies, they'll get the parent's primary title, they're the crown prince/princess of the Kingdom, they're the next ruler. The question pertains to applicants that will succeed their parents when they die. It is concerned with whether or not the applicant is the parent's successor.

Applications should definitely not be below the age of 18, that's the age of consent to marriage in Syagros.
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Postby A m e n r i a » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:16 am

Okay, thanks for clarifying. The app below is for one person, I put in two names because one is her Chinese name and the other is her Indonesian name.

Letter of Interest
Ðardanexia Interested In: Vulcan
Name of suitor/suitorette: Ma Ying Yue/Laila Ramadhan
Age: 20
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A Quote of the Suitors?: "With the right dose and the right ingredients, even mighty dragons can be poisoned. Everything has a weakness and every problem has a solution."
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Nation: Empire of Amenria
Titles: Baroness of the Ramadhan Family, Warrant Officer
House: Ramadhan Family
Are they a Ruler?: No
Are they Inheriting?: No
Height: 172 cm
Weight: 50 kg
Faith: Sunni Islam
Ethnicity: 50% Han, 25% Sundanese, 12.5% Bugis, 12.5% Betawi
Nationality: Amenrian
Species: Human-Celestial hybrid
Hobbies: Gymnastics, dance, marital arts, poetry, caligraphy
Occupation?: Toxicologist, superheroine
In Brief: As a superheroine, Ying Yue managed to save many lives with minimal collateral damage, an outstanding feat amongst those in that line of work, thanks to her more subversive methods. When she isn't helping people by fighting villains, she does so by making antidotes for various toxins and even pulling poisons out of people directly with her powers on occassion. Like her sisters, she also does volunteer work, keeping true to Amenria's Islamic ideological aspects.

Ying Yue is used to luxury, being born and raised in the Imperial Harem, though she has spent some time living a less glamorous life since college.

Reason For Interest: Ying Yue is bored with the men of her Earth and would like to date someone from a different universe. She's also had a thing for hot-blooded, warrior-type men for a long time.

Do you accept all of the requirements for the Ðardanexia you are intending to court?: Yes, except for the last two for now.
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Postby Freistaat Hannover » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:22 am

Georg of Hannover quietly moved around in his room. His regiment had been ordered to move up to the city of Stade for a military exercise, and the major was only getting used to how sloppily things were organised. He'd been tasked with coordinating his three platoon, which, being an officer in command of a mechanised infantry company is difficult enough without any setbacks, but his battalion was tasked with supporting Holstinian troops that seriously lacked equipment and expertise. There was no language barrier, and the soldiers could easily work with one another, but the differences in organisation were extraordinary.

Firstly, the Holstinian rank system was all over the place. Lieutenant-Colonels acted as the officers in command for companies, while battalions and regiments were merged into "regiments", which made receiving orders difficult and strongly decreased an officer's flexibility. Secondly, The free state of Hannover had been trained with the British army for centuries, ever since king Georg I sailed over to England. This meant that the Hannoverian armies were extremely "un-German", in their equipment, military jargon, and specifically organisation. For instance: Hannoverian armies "named" their guard companies, such as "Prinz von Wales" or "Herzog von Braunschweig", and gave their companies of regular troops phonetic names, such as "Anton", "Cäsar" or "Friedrich".

All of these thoughts circled around Prinz Georg's mind, always trying to find the best and easiest solution to whatever problem arose or could arise, trying to appease both his own officers and the Holstinian ones. The friendship between Holstein and the free state of Hannover was a precious one, and, if sabotaged, could neatly open up a flank for the Prussian armies to try and spearhead through the other German states, as they had tried several times the last 200 years.

Georg heard a knock on his door. He looked up in surprise. He answered: "Herein." in a calm and controlled way, which basically meant "Come in".

A trooper stepped in, carrying a sealed letter. The prince inspected his clothing. His corps colours were bright yellow, which meant that he was part of the army telecommunications corps. He looked visually tired, and it was highly unusual for a member of the telecommunications corps to be delivering telegrams and letters. Normally, personal batmen and assistants would complete these tasks, and letters that had to be distributed to the enlisted men were normally distributed by an NCO. Stunned by the presence of the soldier, which was a Gefreiter, or corporal, the major stared at him, expecting him to stand at attention and state his presence.

The corporal clacked the heels of his long black boots and stood straight, with the letter in his right hand. "Gefreiter Brösler der Karl-Kompanie, 3. Fernmelde-batallion möchte den Major eine Nachricht überteilen." Prinz Georg, who was the youngest company commander in the entire armed forces at a whopping 27 years of age, didn't look much older than the corporal, whose behaviour was very sloppy. Georg listened to what he had to say, and understood that the corporal named Brößler had been ordered to give him a letter. Again, this is very unusual, and normally not something that the telecommunications corps would be doing. Georg retrieved the letter and thanked the corporal before telling him that he was dismissed. With great suspicion, he got behind his desk, and carefully opened the envelope.

To his majesty, Prinz George of Hannover,
Originally when I was reading your letter to me, seeking my hand, I thought that I would like to know more about you before I make a decision about you. As interested as I am in your military career, I know nothing about you as a person. Not that it matters now, because I simply was turned off by your stated reason of interest. You seek me because the Nobles wish you to do so? I am not the key to any alliance. For my own family, while we consider the marriages we have as signs of alliance between great nations, that marriage has to be built on love and respect. I simply cannot fathom the idea of marrying a man for Syagros's sake. I would die for Syagros, so the reason I would not do that is not that I do not love my country enough, but that my nation will be much better served having a Prince in me that is in a happy marriage, married to a man I have a belief in to do what is right. For the future, all of the daughters of Dardanus aren't interested in purely political marriages. Politics has its place, but fortunately, my brother puts love above politics. I wish you all the best in your pursuit of a wife, but I am unfortunately not the answer you seek.

Respectfully, Prince Europa.


After reading the letter in its entirety, the prince smirked, and carefully stashed it in one of the drawers under his desk. He requested that a First Lieutenant named Mörße come visit his office, mostly because Oberleutnant Mörße could speak English very well, and Georg wanted to impress Prince Europa. And so, prinz Georg started drafting a letter:

To her goodness prince Europa of Syagros,

Your goodness, thank you very much for the letter that you have sent me. It has only reached me now, as my unit has [ZENSIERT]*. It has therefore taken me a while to respond to you, for which I am very sorry. I have attached to this letter of mine a picture of myself, as I have been informed that you have not yet received any real personal information about me. I wholeheartedly apologize. I feel responsable for the fact that precious time of your goodness's has been wasted by [ZENSIERT]. No noblemen have any influence on this letter, and every single word your goodness reads is from the bottom of my heart and my heart only, translated by a dear friend that speaks your goodness's language a tad bit better than I do. I feel that the letter that was first sent to you does not represent me, and that the [ZENSIERT]. It was not my intention, and I presume not the intention of the aristocracy, to insult or offend your goodness, but I feel that no guilt can be transcribed on the noblemen of Hannover. Yes, they sent the first letter, but I am the one to blame, as I volunteered to be used as a pawn for international politics and diplomacy. A move that I regret now, to be frank with you.

I strongly admired your goodness's ability to stand up for your morals. I, too, support the notion that a marriage should be based on love and consent, not politics and powerplay. This being said, I cannot openly say that I want your goodness's hand in marriage, or that I would be interested in marriage right away. I've still got my career, and my hobbies, but I do feel that I agree with most of what you have written to me in the past, and perhaps we could speak about it in the future?

To end my letter, I would like to adress the problem of the [ZENSIERT]. Their position in national politics over here is astounding, and I feel that letters that you send to me might be interscepted by the [ZENSIERT]. My writings and letters to you will most likely not be seen by the [ZENSIERT], but it might be so that they would find your goodness's letters and censor them, and the [ZENSIERT] have a far stricter form of [ZENSIERT] than the army.

I am sorry that this letter wasn't cheerful or jovial, but the words written were honest and came from the bottom of my heart. I hope that this letter finds you well, and that you might write back to me, so that I have something that feels like mine, in this kingdom where most is [ZENSIERT]

Yours faithfully,

Prinz Georg of Hannover, Duke of Lüneburg, Count of Celle, Earl of Armagh, Earl of Gosford


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Georg looked through his files, and found two pictures. An old picture that was in his official documents. He felt comfortable to share the picture with prince Europa, as other pictures weren't so suitable, and mostly showed him posing next to destroyed equipment or occupied Flemish cities. Aside from some old military pictures, major von Hannover found an old picture in which he wore civilian attire. To show that there was yet another side to him than only his military carreer, he decided to send that as well.
The Prince sighed, and looked over to Oberleutnant Mörße, who seemed to be very tired. The prince warmly thanked him, escorted the lieutenant out of his office and immediately left to get the letter posted.

(OOC*= ZENSIERT = "CENSORED", which indicates that the Hannoverian army has censored some words. If this form of writing sucks, then I'll be happy to correct the letter so that it's easier to read.)


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