|Posted by Tsar William I on September 24, 2014 at 10:50 PM|
27 September 2014 will be remembered for the start of a new and significant chapter in Arborean history. The Tsar and Princess have moved to a new property approximately 20 km from the Arborean home territory. This is to take advantage of an opportunity to enhance Arborea’s GDP by leasing territory to tenants from a foreign power, in this case New Zealand. A famous example of such a lease is the Second Convention of Peking signed by China and the United Kingdom in 1898 which gave the British control of Hong Kong for 99 years, ending in 1997. The Ormond Accord, as this new agreement is known, is open ended and allows the Tsar to retain overall control of the Arborean home territory and return to residence there at his discretion.
The new property is not officially a part of Arborea, being a vineyard owned by a local horticultural company. The Tsar has named this temporary home Viteria. It boasts a large house, huge outdoor space, and a significant workshop which now houses Arborea Heavy Industries 2.0. Sadly there is no room for Arborea’s sheep, which have been given away to friends and neighbours.
The Tsar’s official title is now Tsar (in absentia) William I of Arborea, Steward of Viteria, Hero of the Commonwealth.
In other news, Arborea hereby relinquishes its claim to the Bir Tawil region between Egypt and Sudan, as we are realistically very unlikely to ever visit, let alone settle, the area.