Histoire du Royaume de Biffeche 

History of the Kingdom of Biffeche

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The Royal flag of Biffeche is in three sections divided vertically, from left to right blue-white-blue with a blue crown in the center section. The coat of arms is emblazoned: Argent within a bordure azure a crown azure.  A Royal Biffeche anthem was composed in 1971 by Sir Alphonso D'Artega, a member of the Rome Symphony; it is short but hard to sing. 

 

ANTHEM

Sir Alfonzo D'Artega, Rome Symphony, 1971

 

Be-side the ar-id SANDS,

bles-sed king-dom in God's HANDS,

we sa-lute the crown and sign      [i.e. holy symbol]

and we hail our king.

In Bi-ffeche we want to BE

in the home of the FREE

There's no need for the SWORD, 

we're pro-tec-ted by the LORD   [i.e. God]

May our flag of blue and white 

Stand un-FURLED be-fore the WORLD 

and we pray to God a-BOVE 

to shower our coun-try with his LOVE.

The Kingdom of Biffeche has various orders and decorations: the Order of the Crescent for Muslims who help the populace, the Order of the Raven for Christians, and several others.

At the Royal capital, "Old Biffeche City," the fields for rice-growing were unsuccessful; they became salty due to various causes. The water for irrigation came from the nearby Marigot de Djeuss, which itself contained some sea-water. Eventually the Christian people gave up and moved to a different town upstream called Savoigne, though Old Biffeche City (renamed Al Madinatoul Islamiah M'Boubene Peulh) remained the official capital of the Kingdom. At Savoigne they were more successful, and some families actually prospered. At Old Biffeche (M'Boubene), the Muslim Peulh people took the place of the Christians, but they had no more success with the salty fields.

Sadly our beloved King Edward died without children. Shortly after Edward I came to the throne, he had come to rely upon Ronald of Inneryne.  During World War II, as Germany was bombing the British Isles, and the Nazi's had commandeered his family's German properties, Ronald was born in America.  Related on his mother's side to the old Swedish Royal family, putitive heir to Germany's Duchy of Orlemund, and destined to be Scotland's Baron of Inneryne upon the death of his father, Ronald was one of the few people in America who believed in and understood the problems of monarchy.  Over the more than three decades of his rule, Edward I had placed Ronald in more and more areas of trust.  Therefore, before he died in 1997, he executed an Act of Succession abdicating the throne and designating Ronald as his successor. Ronald became the  101st King of Biffeche. 

Unlike Edward, King Ronald immediately visited the Kingdom, along with his 30-year-old son Crown Prince Christopher and a team of interpreters. He had never been to Sngal or Mauritanie in his life, spoke none of the relevant languages, and had no idea how he would be received by the locals in those countries or in Biffeche itself.

When he got out of his vehicle he was a shock to the populace. Few westerners visit the Kingdom. "Who are you?" they asked. "I am the King." he said. There was a long pause after the meaning was made clear; then: "Oh, but no, our King is Edward, in America." "Edward has died." he told them. "We have waited 30 years for our King to visit. We thank God you have come at last ..." Ronald was apparently welcomed by all. Inside the little huts were faded photographs of the late King Edward of Biffeche whom they had never seen.

The people put out an armchair with a white lace antimacassar for the new King to rest in, while a respected elder of the village cooled him with a woven fan. He was given meals and he met with the council of elders and later the whole group. He asked "What do you need?" and they promptly came up with a long list of needs.

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King Ronald always attempts to personally greet

every citizen of each village that he visits.