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The good professor's dream turns unpleasant: Duke Jiri's meets the Baron

Baron Javor Dokovic, a well-dressed and well-built man in his thirties with carefully-tended good looks betraying a certain vanity, black hair and a close-cropped black beard,lolled in his chair in the Duke’s hall in Douma. It was the largest chair at a table set up in front of the hall’s great hearth and the Baron had come to find it quite a comfortable place since he had installed himself in the hall two days earlier.To his right, at the far end of the hall, stood the empty Ducal throne on a low dias.  It was an ornate, Roman-style affair carved with the forms of animals and gazing at it had started Dokovic thinking, as would any man of similar ambition.However, the stress of his present situation was hard to ignore.The Baron looked down at the table in front of him and toyed with a plate of fruit and sipped from a cup of watered wine while he reflected on the last few days and those just ahead.He was, in fact, in a pickle.He had been sent by his superior, Count Branko Nikolic gover…

A quick reunion for Duke Jiri at Douma

So, I'm back after a short absence.  I've had two weeks of deadlines and there are a few more such weeks in the offing, with the end of the semester, exams and marking upon us.  I'm sorry that the blog has suffered from a inattention during this time but I see that people have been dropping in nevertheless, no doubt searching in vain for signs of life! Many thanks for your patience and interest. 
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Lord Drogo, the Castellan of Douma, anxiously paced the town’s walls early in the morning, fixing his eyes on the point on the horizon where the road north to Djordjevaro disappeared over a hillside.  He saw no one.  Four full nights had passed since he had sent young Matija as a messenger to bring Duke Jiri home from his hunting trip.  If all went as well as it possibly could, meaning neither Matija or the Duke were delayed by the Bordurians or by anything else, the Duke might arrive at any time now and none too soon.  Since Matija’s hasty departure, the situat…

Holiday in Borduria

Happy Easter!  I have been enjoying mine as much as I can and staying away from the computer!  It was incredibly warm here; 26 degrees C or something crazy like that.  That is about 12 degrees warmer than our previous record for this weekend.  The snow is almost all gone, a few weeks early!   No doubt it is the same in Syldavia, and the mountain rivers are raging with runoff.  It is warm and sunny on the coast however.  As always the orange trees on the Syldavian coast are already abounding in ripened fruit, even as they bloom!  But, in Borduria, it is still winter and the only thing more dark and grim than a Bordurian winter is a Bordurian summer...



For those who might not yet know it (I am hardly on the cutting edge of news here), there is a second blog out there addressing Hergé's Syldavia and Borduria from a wargaming perspective.  The blog, entitled Funny Little Wars Garden Campaigns - Borduria Calling can be  found here .  The blog is focussed on the 1920s interwar period, …