Prince Ruprecht VII had only just returned from a year in exile, residing in the city of
In the meantime, Ruprecht’s mother, Antonia of Tauroggen-Fiebus, has declared herself Princess of Zichenau and dispatched several regiments of infantry and cavalry to secure important points in the capital and larger towns around the Electorate of Zichenau in case of civil unrest. No further news has come from Zichenau’s capital Hissig at this time. Just how the death of Ruprecht will affect the existing situation between Stollen and Zichenau remains to be seen.
No statement has been issued from Krankenstadt in reaction to the news of Ruprecht’s death. When informed of this latest development earlier today, Grand Duke Irwin-Amadeus II reportedly answered, “Yes, yes. . . Very sad that. I don’t think I will take any fruit salad with my midday meal this afternoon,” before returning to work on the latest chapter of his forthcoming history of the Etruscans.