Von Stromp founded Kaiserville in honour of the Kaiser on the Northern and
Western junctions of the Lumbago and Fartlonga Rivers. This key
point was chosen to interdict Arab traffic down the Lumbago to the coast
and to provide a route into the more northerly areas.
Von Stromp ‘purchased’ the land for the new colony with a
barrel of booze from the Chief of the Fukarwi tribe who dominated the
area. Chief Bugga-Ul became a
firm ally of Von Stromp, whom Von Stromp referred to in letters home as,
“Our good native subject”. Bugga-Ul
in turn greatly impressed his own people as being a very wise leader in
being able to get rid of a bit of land infected by bad JU JU spirits to
Von Stromp at such a high price. Von Stromp was aided in his
endeavours by Major Von Klonk, Kapitan
Von Splintz and Leuitenants Bagel and Pretzel.
position on the rivers was further strengthened by the addition of a
gunboat which arrived with a contingent of marines and sailors under the
command of Kapitan Hoffen Von Drink.
As Von Drink was appointed by the Kaiser with an independent
command upon the Rivers and Waterways,
Von Drink rarely agreed with anything Von Stromp wanted.
Referring to Von Stromp as that damned little jumped up Prussian.
Von Drink made regular visits back down river for despatches and
in order to visit the bars and nightspots of Krugerand on the mouth of the
Lumbago. On these occasions
he was often persuaded to leave his marines behind, which suited Von Drink
as it gave him more room for lucrative trade goods.
Von Stromp, felt that he was destined to forge out a whole new German Colony . . .