To clear the air of confusion based on the Graustark matter, we sat down with Vice President Stephen Luke for a one-on-one interview to learn what actually happened.
Vice President Luke, thank you for joining us today. Can you tell us exactly how we got here today, along the lines of confusion. Some believe this to be a wargame, while others see it as a war or conflict.
This was a very confusing situation to start. Our Department of Defense began a wargame to start exercises within our military, however right after beginning this wargame, an actual investigation involving the same person involved in the wargame began. During a phone call with Von Graustark two days ago, I asked him if he had been doing anything against Dracul in Graustark, and if yes, what? He told me ‘Treason, might as well since everyone accuses me of that’. Due to his past charge on treason last year I did not want to downplay it, so informed the Department of Defense, who carried out the investigation with our allies.
Were your allies involved with the wargame or the investigation?
Our allies such as Cycoldia and Heimatia were involved in only the military investigation, which we considered to be a version of war. We did not however at any point claim deaths, takeovers, or anything along those lines. The wargame was on the end of Dracul, which as you can see was short-lived.
Two days ago you had made a declaration of war on Graustark; are you saying now that it was not an authentic statement?
With this being a military investigation, which we all considered to be a form of a war, yes it was real, however I think people need to realize that this wasn’t the typical ‘childish micronational war’ that this community normally sees. All of this was carried out realistically and professionally and on an intelligence level.
Was there ever a wargame mentioned during the investigation to your allies or other military members?
We never mentioned a wargame or staged the investigation, as it was all authentic and we had no idea what Graustark was doing. That’s exactly why our allies were brought in and used intelligence to gain information throughout it. We and our allies were on the same page the entire time.
So what you’re saying is there was initially a wargame and shortly after, an ongoing military investigation, which only your allies were involved with the investigation?
Yes, and while it might be confusing, that is correct. Once we had a meeting yesterday and Von Graustark admitted during it that he was joking; no treason had actually been committed, that it was part of the wargame and our investigation proved nothing, we mutually agreed to end the investigation. To end, yes there was a wargame, but there was also an investigation.
Vice President Luke thank you for your time