August 19th, 307 A.C. Constanze du Brierüst, former Lord Chancellor of the Regalian Empire, has succumbed to a sickness she’s battled with her whole life. She has grown too stiff and weak to continue to reign over Maraisburke, and the stress has grown too much. Her unique taste in partners has resulted in a lack of heirs. She has entrusted the Duchy of Maraisburke to myself, her cousin and friend, Leufred du Brierüst. I vow to defend Maraisburke to the best of my ability and to respect the boundaries of its people. The power Constanze has built for my family will not go to waste and I will forever be thankful for the work she has put in to make our name household. I grant the Abbey of Nearhearth to my dear cousin, Milena, in the hopes it grants her the experience she needs should I perish prematurely. Signed, Leufred du Brierüst, Duke of Maraisburke. Constanze du Brierüst. Dame of Tirgunn.