Thursday, December 2, 2010

Important Personages

Donal von Enteburg und Munchausen-Spurhund-Jungen, Elector Enteburg, Prince of Schwansee, Duke of Munchausen-Spurhund-Jungen, Duke of Hahnkante, Reichgrave of Ganstal, Knight Grandmaster of the order of the Goldene Gans. Elector Donal has ruled for ten years now and has for the most part had a steady hand at ruling the electorate, he remains a staunch believer in the right of princes and he fears allowing the house of Vorlund to become too powerful. The recent Imperial elections saw him run as a competitor to his friend the Count of Kremsmunster. He was defeated.

Electoress Marguerite of Nouvelle-Champagne, the sister of King Arouet, rules beside Elector Donal. She has provided the electorate with three strong sons.

ErbPrinz Hugh, recently betrothed to Princess Miranda of Caliban the Erbprinz has been studying warfare with the reboubtable Pz Bernhard von Habischwald. Until his recent elevation to lieutenant general, the ErbPrinz served as commander of a column of cuirassiers.

Prinz Admiral Deuteronomy (“Dewey”) served within the United Provinces as a naval officer until the recent troubles there. Rising through the ranks, he became an admiral within the United Provinces navy. His return to Enteburg made his mother very happy though he seems less than pleased at being so far away from the sea. He can bee seen here next to his regiment of Marines.

Prinz Louis, currently serving as a colonel to a regiment of dragoons young Louis is the firebrand of the three sons. He seems to spend much of his time outdoors and is a keen hunter of deer, boars and women.

Prinz Bernhardt von Habischwald, Marshall of the Enteburg Army. Cousin to the current ruler of Habischwald, Bernhardt has commanded the Enteburg army for the last five years and has married Princess Elizabeta von Ente the Elector’s cousin. Prinz Bernhardt holds lands within the Duchy of Schwansee through his wife and leads a comfortable life with his family and many hounds. He is an affectionado of the ancient art of hawking, a skill he has passed onto his sons Albrecht and Ernst.
Alisdair McDuck, Chancellor of Enteburg, Chief of Clan McDuck an émigré of Dal Riadan descent the Chancellor has provided Elector Donal with a firm right hand. Renowned throughout the electorate for his thrifty ways, he has amassed a large fortune and is one of the richest men within the empire. Known to the Prinz’s as Uncle Scrooge, the old McDuck looks fondly upon the three young men that will some day rule over his beloved Enteburg.

The Electorate of Enteburg

The electorate of Enteburg consists of four provinces, The Duchy of Hahnkante, ancestral home of the Enteburg family and site of the Elector’s capital: Enteburg. Nestled in the foothills of the Pangaean Alps Hahnkante controls one of the passes from the empire into Italica which brings significant wealth into the Elector's coffers. The Elector's father built the university of Enteburg famed for its scholars and it’s accurate maps, many of which have been copied and are now supplied to the Imperial Archives.

The Duchy of Munchausen-Spurhund-Jungen, was regained from the Electors of Munchausen some ten years prior during the Polonian crisis in return for the electors support in gaining Munchausen the throne of Polonia. The cause of some friction between the two electors recently as the Elector of Munchhausen believes the correct spelling of Munchausen is with two h’s whilst the Imperial archives and more modern maps spell it with the historical one h as per the Enteburg method. The Spurhund-Jungen side of the Electors family maintain strong links to the Electors court and the ErbPrinz Hugh maintains his palace in the outskirts of the city of Spurhund.

The Principality of Schwansee, these lands came under Enteburg’s control when the last of the Imperial Schwansee family, Duchess Elvira von Schwansee married Elector Humperdink von Enteburg und Spurhund-Jungen. Separated from the rest of Enteburg by the Elector Spiritual’s domain the principality maintains close relations with Huhnerland and trades extensively with them. Prinz Louis was recently gifted with a hunting lodge here by his father in the forest of Dachshund.

The Reichsgravate of Ganstal, the border province between Enteburg and Kopf-Schlager has a turbulent history. A constant thorn is the smuggler trade operating out of Kopf-Schlager’s wooded hills. Ganshügel castle sits guarding the border with Speilenburg and is the site of the Elector's Summer Palace. Prince Deuteronomy maintains a hunting lodge Flussuferhütte on the Rhand River and in the summer flotillas of nobles sail from Hahnkante to stay in Flussuferhütte.