For every successful Meeple
... there's a bunch of flunkies that got him there. For Black to place her Noble in Strasbourg, she had to pay two meeples for the trip, one in Nijmegen and one in Strasbourg, and then two more to pay for the office in Augsburg and Palermo.
The meeple in Aachen is actually a mistake by our photographer - i.e. me - who will be severely punished for it.