The response to the Dove Herald was quick and to the point. Fastheld Keep released this statement as soon as news of rising tensions in various locations started spreading.
"Our beloved Emperor -- may the Light keep him safe -- chose a freelander to marry, a Baronet who would have been Empress and as such been worthy of the bent knee. To cast suspicion and slander upon my decision is to do so on His Majesty's own. As such, it is treason. Those found spreading this venom against the realm will be treated as traitors -- executed and made to be examples. Those who seek to disrupt the order of things will suffer the consequences of their actions. Under the Law and the Light, I declare this White Dove Herald and all of those involved with its writing enemies of Fastheld."
This announcement came with the promise of a handsome reward to those who aid in the capture of these traitors.