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.
Alfonzo D'Artega, Rome Symphony, 1971
the ar-id SANDS,
king-dom in God's HANDS,
sa-lute the crown and sign
[i.e. holy symbol]
we hail our king.
Bi-ffeche we want to BE
the home of the FREE
no need for the SWORD,
pro-tec-ted by the LORD [i.e. God]
our flag of blue and white
un-FURLED be-fore the WORLD
we pray to God a-BOVE
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 Orlemundë, 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 Sénégal 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
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
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.
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