Greetings unto the good people of the Middle Kingdom from your Tsar and Tsarina!
Our time on the Dragon Thrones has come to an end.
Our hearts are filled with joy knowing that Our Heirs, Cameron and Amalie, have a deep and abiding love for the Middle Kingdom, and We know that the realm will thrive under Their rule. However, We are saddened that We shall no longer have the opportunity to serve as your King and Queen.
The past year has been one amazing experience after another. It is nigh impossible for Us to choose a single event or activity as Our favorite. At every turn We have met people who selflessly donated their time and skills in service to Us and to the Middle Kingdom. We have been truly humbled by the outpouring of love you all have shown Us. It is an experience We shall never forget nor fail to cherish.
There are far too many people to thank individually, but know that if ever you traveled, sewed, cooked, stood guard duty, retained, advised, entertained, or just shared a moment with Us, We are deeply appreciative for your time. The SCA is people, and you showed Us the very best of yourselves. Thank you.
We now go to Our rest. Thank you again for making this, the mighty Midrealm, the finest kingdom in the known world.
In service to the Midrealm and Her people,
Tsar Nikolai and Tsarina Serena
Nikolai & Serena