The emeralds, that only enjoyed the public glare for the first time in over a decade last year when they were displayed for the purposes of this blog, have now seemingly been lost forever to crime. Investigations will obviously continue full force as the motivation behind the event seems to be political and not financial gain. However if the speculations prove to be true that they were stolen to convey some message of discontent by Syldavian anti-monarchists then we can be assured that they will probably also be sold on the black market to finance the separatist group's terrorist activities. The same separatist terrorists who detonated an EMP device in mid 2012 in the Swann capital are considered the main suspects behind the theft. Their agenda was made clear last year as being that of overthrowing the newly restored monarchy in the Kingdom of Syldavia. The Principlaity of Swann who is considered a political ally of Syldavia is thus being incited to respond in some way. The Duke of Swann has since yesterday declined to make a statement as yet on the events.
An archive photo of the full set of valuable and historic jewellery. If they are not recovered it will be seen as a great loss to history and the Principality but a greater loss is that of the lives of the faithful security staff.