Prince-Bishop Albrecht von Buxthoeven, Third Bishop of Livonia, by grant of His Royal Highness, King Philip of Swabia and by Papal Bull issued by His Holiness, Pope Innocent III, is seeking men who are devout of heart and strong of arm to journey to the new town of Riga, in Livonia, to join the new Holy Order of Schwertbrüderorden to convert the last heathen tribes of Europe so that they may know the Glory of Our Lord by peaceful means or that of force and to claim the new lands in the name of the Blessed Virgin, Mary.
Those who answer the call shall be rewarded with the issuance of land in the new land of Terra Mariana.
Answering the call, you boarded the cob, Delphin, in the fair city of Lübeck, Holstein on Donnerstag, 18 April, in the Year of our Lord, 1202. The cob spent four days at sea before stopping off at the city of Visby on the Danish owned island of Gotland, located in the middle of the Baltic Sea. The cob remained in port for three days, where it unloaded cargo and took on a group of merchants.
The Delphin left Visby yesterday evening, starting on the two day crossing to Riga. The date is currently Freitag, 26 April.