ATN: The article written for The Ambassador newspaper and in an IC/IT format. This article is NOT to be taken as OOC/OT fact.
As reported by the Mitrasperan Herold, Jarl Aegir Mc Roth of the Blutadlers may have had an interest in conquering at least part of the Realms of Roses or attempting to become Archon. Naturally, the words both spoken and written would have Rosen folk on edge after the death of their beloved Archon so, the Embassy saw it fitting to search for the validity of these statements during the annual Bluthatz. There various clans and friends of the Blutpakt would band together and travel south via Karlstadt into Undead Flesh territory to hunt for blood and honor. There, the Embassy would find the Blutadlers.
Ambassador Dagger, Varn of CrestGrath, Medina „Layla“ Delany and Djako Kaevh took a ship from the mainland of the Western Seal hiring a mercenary, Ricardo, along the way. Upon arrival, a woman, thought to have been of the crew, was hired on as Master of Ships to the East Blackwood Company as well. After the Warband pushed deep into enemy territory and secured a small town there, they set up camp and prepared their defenses for whatever retaliation would come. It was then during the days that followed that Ambassador Dagger and Representative Djako were able to speak with various members of the Blutpakt, including warriors of the Blutadlers, to learn the true meaning of the words put to parchment a month prior.
In the first few conversations, the general idea that the Jarl himself was in no state to „conquer“ anything let alone challenge for the title and position of Archon was made clear. In fact, a chance encounter with the Jarl seemed to suggest that to be true later on when Dagger found him drunkenly brawling with various Pakt members outside a local tavern. Longer conversations, later on, suggested that the writer of the Herold article was no one of import, in fact, no one of consequence. It was presented that perhaps the author of the article was just trying to stir up some chaos. One such quote that put the Embassy at ease was as follows, „have you met the Jarl? Do you really think he is capable of anything like that?“
Still, none of the conversations had pointedly declared that everything that was voiced was false even if the words quoted were likely spoken by the Jarl in drunken jest. When deep in one’s drink one often speaks truths. So while it is the opinion of the Ambassador that nothing serious will come of the words recorded in the Herold, it is always prudent to be careful of one’s potential enemies as well as one’s friends.