- Feb 3, 2011
It is about time that I address the issues that have arisen at court. I believe that such arguments must be brought to an end with us embroiled in the midst of war with Castile. I cannot allow the nation to be distracted by such matters.
I shall first start with this call for an investigation of Duke Luigi Castelozzi in regards to charges of heresy. I recognize that the Inquisition has the authority over such matters, since it is a religious affair, but this is not the time nor place. I request that if the Inquisition feels the need to investigate the Duke, that they at least postpone their investigation until after the war is over. The last thing we need is one of our most skilled generals distracted by petty squabbles and possible charges while in the midst of battle. I consider this a reasonable request and expect the Inquisition to respect my decision. ((The investigation of Castelozzi will be conducted after the update tomorrow.))
As for the matter of the duchy of Navarra, which the Cortz has brought before me, I fear there has been a misunderstanding. Years ago when the Etxeto family was chosen to govern over Navarra, it was intended that they would be given the title for the county of Navarra. Perhaps due to the fact that the region was a small kingdom, and thus the title of county and duchy overlap, there was the unintended assumption that the ducal title had been handed over as well. This is not the case. The title for the duchy of Navarra has remained in my family for many years. My father was originally married to the Queen of Navarra, after all. I thus request that Bartolo Llorente Sancho Etxeto desist from using the title that does not belong to him and I shall forgive him for using it up until this date, since it was not clarified earlier. He shall maintain the title to the county of Navarra, and perhaps one day his family will be granted the ducal title as well. Today is not that day.
- His Majesty, Ferran II de Trastámara, King of Aragon and Naples, and Protector of the Greeks