To the Countess Mesabi,
Whereas her majesty's government has seen a lasting peace amongst her many followers for years now, it has come to our attention that the WTC has felt erred by her legal representatives at the Mooreton Bay Colony. We have the utmost confidence that the royal representatives that preside over the trial will be fair and just. She urges her faithful servants to allow justice to run its course, but also commands that any condemned man be sent to Belson for execution. She will allow the Grand Court to hear any appeal that is wished. She must remind you that this is a mercy given to her subjects, as this trial should be in the realm of the Admiralty and not performed under civil law. By allowing a civil trial, it is her interest that this incident will serve as an example in this burgeoning new world, that Corlander justice is superior to all of the lesser nations who dare challenge our rightful claim to the Eastern Seas. Know that her justice is merciful, her justice is wise, and her justice may be vengeful. We implore you, as representatives of the crown, to keep company troops on more important missions, such as the subjugation of our enemies and the discovery of new trading commodities in the Eastern Seas. As we speak against one another , our enemies watch, let them not be foolish enough to think we are divided.
However, know that our Highest Majesty can be a loving mother as well. She will see that the WTC ship is reunited with the company, despite what the outcome of the trial is. She also wishes that all of her ports be open to all of her subjects without need of force of distress to enter.
For Queen and Country, I am humbly your servant,
Admiral Woodbrose, rt RN.
Minister of the Colonies