I was busy assisting my good friend Joseph complete some repairs on his flying vessel, when I received word via courrier that I would be receiving an "important post", and should be ready to receive an important and confidential message.
Awaiting the courrier to arrive...
I hope this letter finds you well, but I have need of you. You must come to Amsterdam as soon as possible, as it is a matter of grave importance... I must explain this pressing matter in person.
My uncle Francois, in better days before the war
Well! Faced with this request, it appeared that I had no choice! Would have asked Joseph to use his Hawk, but the gearbox was still tempermental, rendering it unskyworthy. So I resorted to passage upon the HMS Notorious, a ship that holds fond memories of my previous escapades in the Far East. I booked passage, and wondered... What could be so important that I would be summoned to the continent...? Well, I would soon find out.
Aboard the HMS Notorious, in Port Caledon