I laughed at that as well. "If you truly loved your own acquaintance" - I think she's got some relationship boundary issues.How could you not love your own dear acquaintance?
It still seems strange that the text says someone wants to elope with her, but then mentions someone trying to kill her. Just because elope might be a plot, it doesn't mean it's murderous.
Reminds me of a time long ago when I played as a random Persian nation (small duchy at first). I eventually grew quite large, but the Mongol Empire was becoming a legit threat. But I noticed the heir to the Mongol empire occupied a small county right on my border. I declare war on the Mongols for the county, and because they recruit their army all the way east in their capitol, they aren't able to get to me in time before I win with war score.
I have no idea how Bavaria got down here. It was still in Germany, but it also found its way to Africa. Both it and Makuria are almost fully Catholic.