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Hel na Bærhiedæsnen

From the Office of the Foreign Minister

To: The Tagmatine Imperial Court, Tagmatika

RE: Reopen Diplomatic Relations 

The Senate and People of Rihan, as you are no doubt aware, made a proclamation to emerge from a period of isolation. We Rihannsu were once a client people of the Empire until we had our differences that resulted in our self-imposed exile. That was hundreds of years ago and both our peoples have come far since that moment in time. In the spirit of goodwill, the Praetor and I have discussed at length over the last two weeks about the pros and cons of restarting, to some level, diplomatic relations with our former overlords.

There are many senators who would wish to have nothing to do with the Tagmatines but the two of us believe that now is the time that we can come to some consensus that will benefit both our peoples. In the interest of preventing conflict here in Rihan, we should undertake these discussions with the utmost secrecy. As I have been appointed to act on behalf of the Praetor and by extension, the Senate and People, I formally wish to convey that I would like these conversations to occur. If similar sentiment is the case in the Empire, then we can move on from there.

Best regards,

Tevus Pranara

Foreign Minister and Senator

(For: @Tagmatium Rules)

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Hel na Bærhiedæsnen

From the Office of the Foreign Minister

To: Emperor Valentino, the Republic of Asgeirria 

RE: State Visit and Private Deliberations on Aurelian Matters

 As I have been empowered by the Senate and People, I have been given the responsibility of acting as the intermediary on all matters pertaining to foreign affairs, reporting to both my colleagues in the Senate and the Praetor. He has instructed me that he would wish to invite you for a state visit and a private meeting between the two of you concerning Aurelian issues of import. The Asgeirrian and Rihannsu people have maintained a mostly cordial relationship over most of the Republic's life and it is the intention of the Praetor to potentially evolve this partnership further. He hopes you will accept his invitation. If so, we make the appropriate arrangements for his arrival in Dartha.

Best regards,

Tevus Pranara

Foreign Minister and Senator

(For: @Asgeirria)

 

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To: Tevus Pranara, FM/S

From: John Valentino

Good fortune, friend. I am delighted to accept your hospitality under the guise of good keeping between our two glorious Republics. I will arrive via sea with a small retinue; it has been too long since I've visited the lovely shores of your nation. From there, I will leave matters of transport and entertainment in your capable hands. I have high hopes for the blossoming friendship of nations that we share.

All the best,

John Valentino

Imperator et Praeses

Keeper of Man

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Hel na Bærhiedæsnen

From the Office of the Foreign Minister

To: Emperor Valentino, Republic of Asgeirria

RE: Official Visit to the Rihan Republic

I have conveyed your acceptance to Praetor Terix and he is looking forward to your vessel's arrival in Dartha's Harbor of Oreta in a week's time. The Praetor's advisor, Miral Avelik, has been notified and he will immediately begin making preparations for the banquet that will be held in your honor, your Praetorian Guard escort, your accommodations at the Praetor's Palace, your observation (and potential address) to the Senate, and other aspects of your visit in our glorious capital. If there is anything you need taken care of before your departure from Asgeirria, feel free to contact Avelik.

Best regards,

Tevus Pranana

Foreign Minister and Senator

(For @Asgeirria)

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To: Tevus Pranara, Senator and Foreign Minister of the Republic of Rihan

From: the Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion of the Megas Agios Basileia Arhomanion

Re: Reopening of Relations

Endoxos (Vir Gloriosus) Pranara,

Ahromaneia has indeed seen that your honoured republic has started to end its self-imposed isolation. This is something that the Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion can only welcome. The world has indeed changed significantly since our two honoured nations interacted at any level, and Tagmatium is ready and willing to accept the Rihannsu as standing proud amongst the brotherhood of nations that populate Eurth.

The actions that the Megas Agios Basileia took against the Rihannsu in the past would now be frowned upon by any truly civilised nation of the world. The oppression of a people, purely for their religious beliefs, is a course of action that Tagmatium would now no longer take – especially as we stand up for peoples across the world who suffer under similar threats. Such actions are now realised to be utterly displeasing to God and no true Christian nation will ever behave in such a manner. If the People and Senate of Rihan are willing to look beyond these actions, centuries ago that they now are, the Tagmatine people would be ready to extend the hand of friendship towards them.

In order to forestall any conflict that may shake your nation if word got out, the Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion will keep your suggestion of talks secret, only known to the highest level of government. This would be myself, the Agios Basileos and a handful of trusted advisors and officials of the Tagmatine government – all known for their discretion. It is appreciated by myself and His Majesty, Kommodos III, that the past behaviour of Tagmatium and the suffering that your people endured may still yet colour perceptions of Ahromaneia. We do not want any leaks scuppering any talks before they have even started. Or at any stage, I hasten to add.

May God grant you and your nation the peace and respect that you deserve,

Eugenios Goulielmos,

Megas Logothetes

of the

Logothesion of Foreign Affairs

of the

Megas Agios Basileia Arhomanion

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