The Smouldering Puzuma


The Smouldering Puzuma is an overground movement that has been investigating the conspiracy theory that a secret elite military force has been set up by the great powers of the Discworld. The organisation was set up many years ago when one of its founders rescued an injured Pointless Albatross and Accidentally  read a message attached to the bird's leg.

While the bird recovered the message never reached the addressee, Lord Fang, due to his barbarian problem. Since this time other intercepted birds and more recently clacks had suggested that while this force may have existed it was most definitely defunct _ until a few weeks ago when the following draft was recovered from the Patricians Palace.

 

Rufus -

                 send the following to all the leaders on the Disc; add the usual embellishments

DRAFT

     
The Palace.             
Ankh-Morpork.  

My Lords, Majesties, Excellences, Whatever,

You will recollect that back in the catastrophic year of 1964, the Red Sun episode, the Agatean Emperor orchestrated treaties to be sanctioned by the many diverse Kingdoms of the Discworld, the upshot being that if such a need arose an alliance would be formed of our crack (CK not P Drumnott) troops to combat any off-world threat.

Many peaceful years have passed and this treaty has been allowed to fall into disuse by my predecessors, yourselves and Lord Fangs unfortunate removal from power. Having rediscovered Ankh-Morporks copy of the treaty (buried at the bottom of a cess-pit, near Rham Nitz, 500 miles north of the city) it is noted that the inspection and training of this force was to be circulated amongst our Nations leaders. As Patrician of this wonderful twin city I also note that I am required to carry out this function from Sektober next and for the subsequent 3 years to safeguard its continual readiness.

While Krull technology has not progressed sufficiently to provide a viable Potent Voyager allowing us to explore the heavens this does not mean that other worlds will also have be so languid.

I have spoken to Lord Fangs successor, Ghenghiz Cohen who has entrusted me to revive this treaty and bring it back to full complement, enforcing the full penalties for none co-operation as detailed in its stipulations.

Consequently I intend to re-establish this force and command you as signatories of this treaty to provide me with details of your nominated elite troop by Octeday 13 Grune. I intend to  hold a training session for this force on the 22nd Grune and in deference to the fact that this is also Uberwald League of Temperance Day I expect all past, present and future differences of our noble Countries to be put on hold  and "Not One Drop" to be spilt.

Details of your contingency should be sent to my Chief Clerk, Rufus Drumnott at the above address within the month. Providing the training day is successful all penalties, sequestrations and executions for historical deficiencies in honouring this treaty will be renounced.

You will be interested to know that Lord Cohen has already offered his most experienced unit; he says they are small in number but between them they have nearly 1000 years of actual combat experience.

Yours etc .
Lord Havelock Vetinari
Patrician of Ankh-Morpork.


NOTE
Lord Rust will expect to be the General in Charge -  Offer him the Battle Standard; tell him its a very important position as all the troops will be looking to see where he is and providing him with support ;  after all no-one wants the disgrace of losing their flag; whereas the General will be expected to be in the thick of the fighting all the time ; you might also add as an afterthought that many of the troops will be coming from much poorer areas than Ankh-Morpork and the General will be expected to feed, clothe and arm them
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There were replies to this letter.

 

 

   


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