Le Journal de Paris de décembre 1623
Recording the events of Paris and beyond during décembre 1623
Corruption in high places
There are rumours swirling around the court about the financial affairs of the Viscount of Puisieux, Pierre Brulart Marquis of Sillery. Puisieux is our Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and questions have been raised as to the exact accounting of the funds of his office which amounts to many ten of thousands of Crowns. His Majesty Louis XIII's Conseil d'État et des finances has demanded a fuller accounting of the disposition of the funds.
A warm welcome
We would like to extend a warm welcome to all gentlemen recently arrived in Paris and intending to improve their situation. We are expecting great things of Sir Alex Kuzbidon, who recently took over the knighthood of his father. All the other recent arrivals that we have noted are second sons of their father and hence are unlike to inherit their father' position (for M. Transformée and M. Côte de Boeuf this is probably a blessing in disguise given their current lowly place!). Apart from Aline Yar (a member of the very wealthy Yar family) the remaining newcomers are all the sons of gentlemen of varying funds
Work by the Secrétaire d'État de la Guerre continue to prepare for the summer campaign of 1624. The Frontier Regiment and the Royal Highland Border Regiment will be joined by 6 regiments of Infantry. The regiments to be sent are the 13th and 53rd Fusiliers, the 27th Musketeers, the 4th and 69th Arquebusiers as well as the Gascon Regiment. All members of these regiments will go to the front during the months of juin, juillet and aôut. The regular army units will be conducting a siege although the Secrétaire d'État de la Guerre has not yet determined where!
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We hear that
Groovy, the son of Marquis Groovy and a descendant of the notorious pirate Jean Boutemps has also arrived in Paris. His arrival was announced in advance by the appearance of a band of minstrels who appear to claim that he is continuing his illustrious ancestor's work and we look forward to his addition to our community spirit!2.
As the weather turns colder, several more up and coming (or, at least, striving) young men have arrived in Paris. We welcome Phillipe Lemoine and Guillame De Batz (son of the Viscount De Batz (both second sons of their respective fathers both very wealthy viscounts). Also in their party was Albert Kestrel, the son of a well-to-do gentleman, Marius Thibodeaux, the first son of the late but very successful merchant, and Alembic D'Gustion, the first son of a less successful merchant who is still very much in business. We wish them all well in all their endeavours.
Also recently arrived are beautiful and well connected Gisèle Barthélemy with her companion Roseline Geffroy. We also note the arrival of Victoria Gainsbourg, a young lady who is overwintering in Paris while her father continues to accompany his trade caravan carrying English woollen carpets down to the rural south.
The Greasy Pole
|Name||SL||±||SP||Position(s)||Last Seen With||Club|
|Côte de Boeuf||2|
|Sir Alex Kuzbidon||10|
|Guillame De Batz||10|
- Status Level as of the end of the month
- Change in status level this month
- Status Points earned this month.
|Name||SL||Attributes||Last Seen With|
|Auriane Delaunay||7||Influential, Wealthy|
|Flora Pernet||7||Stunning, Influential|
|Bernadette Cuvier||7||Stunning, Influential|
|Émilie Beaufils||11||Influential, Wealthy|
|Gisèle Barthélemy||14||Stunning, Influential|
Last updated: December 21, 2021 at 19:36 pm
- 19th December 2017
- Correct typo