Lord Rumpey-Pumpey, the new English ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Stollen, practices international diplomacy along the route to his new assignment in Krankenstadt.
A fairly quiet though somewhat tense Saturday in May has dawned over Krankenstadt Palace. The Grand Duke Irwin-Amadeus II and his man Hives still await the arrival of the new English ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Stollen, one Algernon Sinclair Churlish-Speddington, 3rd Duke of Rumpey-Pumpey, whose entourage was due to arrive Friday afternoon. He has been inexplicably delayed somewhere along the way however. The household of the Grand Duke is puzzled and waits on pins and needles. Where could Churlish-Speddington be we wonder?