Die Krankenstadt Tageblat
The Grand Duchy of Stollen
For Immediate Release:
General Phillipe de Latte at Its Head
Besides the usual preponderance of baggage wagons, chamber musicians, dancing girls, vivandieres, and birdcages, the Army of Zichenau's slow pace can also be attributed to a larger than normal artillery train. The neighboring Principality of Pillau-Zerbst has provided a recently raised battery of guns along with crew to its larger ally. The exact reason for Pillau-Zerbst's sudden involvement and enthusiastic collaboration with the Electorate of Zichenau has yet too be determined though since diplomatic relations between Stollen and Pillau-Zerbst have been frosty to non-existent since the summer of 1766.
The minister in question declined to say more, suggesting that Stollen's Grand Duke Irwin-Amadeus II would be able to provide additional information about the purloined personal effect. The Grand Duke unfortunately, was not available for comment, having left immediately for a long weekend at Aunt Agatha's following yesterday's emergency cabinet sessions.