Thursday, July 19, 2007

Kapellmeister Found Drowned

The body of Hofkapellmeister Dietrich Volker was recovered last night from the Ducal Snuff Millworks on the Kernerfluss. The preliminary cause of death has been ruled drowning, although the damage the body sustained in its passage through the mill race and wheels makes further investigation necessary to establish the definitive cause.

Herr Volker was well-known for his enjoyment of snuff and other epicurean indulgences, but his motive for entering onto the grounds of the Snuffmill after business hours remains unclear. Personal effects recovered with the body, consisting only of the remains of Herr Volker's leather satchel, containing scoring materials and a half-eaten lunch of herring and figs, provide little insight either.

A requiem mass will be held at the Sankt C├Ącilia-Kirche in Hunsruck on Saturday.


tradgardmastare said...

I fear the herring may relate to Tradgardland in some obscure yet important way. Perhaps he was an agent in the pay of a foreign power?

Bluebear Jeff said...

After hearing of the news, PfalzGraf Maurice of Stagonia raised an eyebrow at Count Rudolf and said, "a half-eaten fig . . . imagine that" . . . then he chuckled.

Fitz-Badger said...

Hmm, the figs make me suspicious...methingks something vile is afoot.

Bluebear Jeff said...

"Something vile is afoot" . . . Nonsense!

His vileness . . . I mean the PfalzGraf doesn't travel by foot. He uses carriages and sedan chairs.

MurdocK said...

fantastic developments and so many in such a short time!

you have indeed been at least thinking about this ImagiNation for some time!