Thursday, August 9, 2007

Camp Fever Visits Duke's Forces

The influences of malignant vapours surrounding the bivouac of the Duke's main forces now concentrated northwest of Kognat have taken their toll upon the men and officers of His Grace's army in the form of a tertian species of camp fever. Duke Ignaz himself has been confined by Dr. Thanisch's precautionary orders to his quarters, receiving frequent briefings from Generalmajor Gerhard Graf vom und zum Riesling on the disposition of the army.

Dr. Thanisch opines that the Duke's well-known phlegmatic temperament makes his susceptibility to those vapourous influences less than those of more choleric or bilious temperaments, but the delicate strategic situation dictates that no unnecessary chances be taken.

1 comment:

abdul666 said...

Monte-Cristan medicines will surely restore the Duke's health. A group of gracious Monte-Cristan ladies, chaperoned by a Sister of Saint Jezebel, is travelling in haste to bring bottles of M.C. Green and Anised Absinth to the Duke.