Monday, 10 November 2008

An accident?

Duke Peter was in the habit of taking a morning walk around the lakeside at dawn. He ,as ever ,was accompanied by his two faithful deer hounds. The walk had started in the usual fashion when a calamity struck! A stone gargoyle in the shape of a griffin ( an heraldic beast that features in the Coat of Arms of the Duchy) plunged from the castle roof and narrowly missed Duke Peter! After calming his dogs, the Duke carefully removed the gargoyle dust from his coat and carried on with the walk. Surely an unfortunate accident had occurred?


Bluebear Jeff said...

Rrrriiiight . . . an accident. So the question arrises . . . who (besides Stagonia) wants Duke Peter dead?

-- Jeff of Saxe-Bearstein

abdul666 said...

Maybe a provocation - Skogsmork agents wishing to create a casus belli between Saschen-Vindow and Tradgarland? Such an indirect approach is not unheard-of.

Vengeance is sweet -but: "don't postpone to tomorrow what you can have be done by someone else to-day" (old, typically lazy, Monte-Cristan saying).


Herzog Ignaz said...

Msgr. de Chiaroscuro seems to recall an old prophecy famously comparing Duke Peter's dynasty to the hardihood of the gargoyle. Perhaps an investigation is in order?