character sheet: http://pastebin.com/rZQ8vVBdholdings: http://pastebin.com/m33m5nZ5previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=crusader+questThread 5 didn't archive fully: http://archive.moe/tg/thread/34542810/#q34542810Twitter: https://twitter.com/KoblOfSecond Verse, Part 1It is the Year of Our Lord, 1134.You are Wilhelm, Lord of Ramla.Ramla is a farming land, a quite little town with a tall round tower in its centre. In the days of Saracen rule it had been a mosque, called the White Mosque, but now it served as the seat of the lordship. Your seat. It was tall, with a walled courtyard before it. A structure of simple beauty.The town itself was not so splendid. In older days it had been a happy walled community, but earthquakes had cracked the walls and displaced many people. The populations had fled, leaving a shadow of its former community. Still, in it you saw the seed of something. A beginning.The people eyed you warily as you approached with your soldiers, in company with Count High and his men. You had been told these people were mostly of the Greek Church. They had that Syrian look about them, with their women dressed in long coverings and men all bearded. You could not tell Christian from Muslim sometimes in this land.The town reeve was a man named Xenophanes. He bowed as you dismounted, a pleasant smile on his bearded face. The representative of the peasant community in your court.
What other officials had been here had been dismissed on the death of Lord Baldwin, either returned with his widow back to the north, or fled into another court's service. You had heard some thought you a schemer, and a tad dishonourable in the manner you had acquired these lands. They spoke of murder."I leave you with Tancred, and his men," Count Hugh said, "They'll help you secure this land. Sabeen too you can keep for a season. Be careful of Egyptian raiders my friend. If you need anything, you can call on me. But remember that others will also be watching. A lord must stand on his own two feet."You nod, that made perfect sense. He spent only a day in your holdings, helping you get acquainted with the locals and the landscape. It was surrounded by yellowed grass and quite dry by your standards, the plains a field of slight dips and rises. It was said both lions and leopards could be found here from time to time, pestering the farmers. And bandits, in the border country where rulership of both Frank and Saracen waned.Lord Baldwin had done little to manage his realm, spending more time in the court of Jaffa or Jerusalem. A stranger in his own holdings, and much disrepair had accord as a result.Of your court you needed to fill these positions. nominate or send for someone from further afield:> seneschal > court physician> court troubadour> marshal> constable
>crusader quest starts>need to get to bed for work in 5 hoursTruly suffering.Marshal and constable we can manage from our bros, maybe senechal too. Physician will probably require sending for one though.We are of course our own troubadour, fuck the haters.
>>35785939Might I ask what the difference between marshal and constable here?
>>35786008I think constable keeps the peace (proto-cop/lawman) while a marshal manages the troops/is a clearly military position.
>>35786008Marshal is concerned with the external security of the area. Constable is concerned with the internal security. Similar skills are required.
>>35786032Pretty much this. The Marshal will also be the guy who trains your soldiers.Think of it a bit like Crusader Kings 2.
>>35785939Mmm, let's see, the one thing we definitely don't need is a court troubadour. I think I'll go with seneschal as a good start to put out internal affairs in order.
>>35785939Constable, Sabeen& Tancred, one for each religion.Marshal, Solomon. (Aided by Hugo)Honestly I have no idea otherwise.
>>35785939>nominate or send for someone from further afieldI'm assuming the second is to get some nameless locals from around the area to administer?How common is it to get a levantine knight appointed to those posts listed or are they too low in station?What are the possible applicable skills of our retinue like the irish lasses?
>>35786076Ah, fuck I misread the post. I'll go with sending for a senechal first before anything. Going to think about the rest for a minute.
>>35786067Who was appointed before this? Can we do a talent-check among the people living here?
>>35786078I think Franz might be the better constable (did he serve our father in a similar position or did I imagine that) and we know he's totally loyal. Plus, a grizzled old lawman is obviously best.
>>35785939>> seneschalEtaine of Gascogny (For now) >> court physicianSend >> court troubadourSend>> marshalSolomon>> constableTancred
>>35785921Question: what does Deus Vulture actually mean? I tried searching it up on good Ol' Google translate but it came up with nothing.
>>35786110Sabeen/Franz then? I think having a Muslim representative in the higher-ups would go far to help us in some areas
>>35785939Let's go find/send for a seneschal. It's an important post, but I'd think it would be an insult to any of our male companions to assign them the position and I don't think it would be proper for one of our to female companions to take it.
Okay, should have extended the OP a bit.Let's test drive.> send for a seneschalRoll 1d100+30 pfennings
>>35786098I'm worried about getting a plant though - we did just catch a lot of political attention. Are any of our companions educated enough for it?
>>35785939> seneschal: Send for > court physician: Send for> court troubadour: Low priority> marshal: Solomon, aided by Sabeen and Hugo> constable: Etienne, aided by Tancred and Franz.I figure Etienne would be more acceptable due to his status as knight, but please correct me if I'm wrong.
Rolled 65 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>35786128
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>35786128
Rolled 82 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>35786128
Rolled 87 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>35786128Rollan>>35786122"God wills it."
Rolled 5 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>35786128Rolling. Is it, +30 to our roll? If not, disregard the +30.
>>35786122Deus Vult? God wills it.Deus Vault? Dice Gods help us.
>>35786140That's a good 65.Sorry, for a small lordship like Ramla you only get to roll one d100.Each roll costs you 30 pfennings.> anyone else you'd like to send for?
>>35786134Isn't Franz a knight too? In any case, I don't think it matters since we aren't that high ranking.
>>35786166Uh... Physician? Do we meet these people? Or are they just faceless NPCs?
>>35786166Physician, we need a good doctor. No troubadour, Wilhelm's got that shit handled.
>>35786166Court physician & Troubadour
>>35786166What are the benefits of having a troubadour?Send for a physician.
>>35785939Sir Etienne will be useful as either Constable or Seneschal, I assume
>>35786169I thought he was a man-at-arms like Tancred.
>>35786183You will meet them> roll 1d100 - 30 pfennings (realised the plus was a bit confusing)
Rolled 9 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>35786202
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>35786202I got a bad feeling about this
>>35786202For physician that is.
Rolled 50 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>35786202
>>35786210weesa gonna die
>>35786210>>35786214Can we spend an additional 30 pfenning to get the second roll? Or we stuck with a quack?
>>35786202>>35786210And we immediately see why deviating from the best of X is a stupid decision.
>>35786215So, we take that 93, yeah? Since it's the first formatted properly.
>>35786243No.None of the rolls are actually properly formatted due to 1d100-30
>>35786239Sure, you can reroll and spend another 30 pfennings.
>>35786202>>35786210Look.HF.Dice just aren't your specialty. I get that you're trying to make it interesting, and fun, and all of that sort of thing.But you're just not doing it right. Please stop.
>>35786254It's not 1d100-30.It's Roll 1d100, -30 pfennings from our treasury.
>>35786266Oh.OH. Missing a comma then.Ruling, HF? >>35786256Do we take the 93 since its the properly formatted one or take the 9?
>>35786256Fuck it, reroll once. A 9 surgeon is fucking useless anyway.
Rolled 97 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>35786256
>>35786169Franz is a Man at arms, the only Knights in our company are Solomon and the new guy I can't remember the name of.
Does anyone even know our treasury?
>>35786308I thought we spent all of it last thread to be honest.
>>35786308Treasury would be our own.We currently have 139 pfennings.After this rolling, 49. eek.
>>35786305>implying Solomon is a knight>Implying he isn't a holy warriorSolomon actually never said he was a knight just ''something like that''
>>35786308We are down to 48 after spending 90 pfennings on 3 rolls. Let's no get a troubadour.
Will that be all for send-offs?(We'll talk about rules and why you hate them and think they should change in the QnA later)
>>35786324Yes.We're left with 49 pfennings and we can't afford any more already
>>35786324Yup, but could you elaborate what a troubadour does for the future? And whether it's socially acceptable for Wilhelm to handle the music duties instead?
>>35786324Guess so, for now.
>>35786324Yeah. We have our own people for Marshal and Constable.
>>35786324So> Marshal:> Constable:
>>35786322>"Why me though!?" Solomon roared when one of the guards tried to take his shotel, "I am a knight in my homeland, I have a right to carry a sword.">"Sir Solomon is my brother at arms and a noble Christian of Nubia. I can vouch for his claim of knighthood. Now unhand him least you be found in violation of his God given rights as a member of a chivalrous institution."This is all I can find though.
>>35786351Marshal: Solomon (Hugo assists)Constable: Sabeen / Franz (To help religious tensions)
>>35786337Yea. Considering what I saw of the constable back when we killed chiri's owner, I'm actually wondering if appointing a full knight to the position is considered an insult. Since the constable there looked like a man at arms.
>>35786351>Marshal: Solomon>Constable: Tancred
>>35786337A troubadour would be your main source of festive entertainment at both feasts and festivals.
>>35786364It would be chief constable, those ones are the people they'd be bossing around.
>>35786351I'm still going with Solomon for Marshall and Etienne for Constable. I'd be open to Tancred as constable, but I'd rather not overwhelm old Franz with too much work.Franz needs to be the "I'm too old for shit" veteran instead of the police chief anyway.
>>35786363Seconded.Let's not stick the knight in that position guys. Franz deserves it and we can trust him totally.
>>35786375wouldn't that be Chiri then? Wink wink nudge nudge
>>35786351>>35786381>Solomon for Marshall and Etienne for Constableworks for me. Solomon can shit talk Egyptians.
>>35786381Changing to Tancred since Etienne's not getting any traction.
>>35786363This if possible
>>35786351> Marshal: Solomon> Constable: Tancred
Fuck yeaaaa cruisequest
>>35785921HF, is it safe to assume the Hospitallers haven't build all dem fancy castles yet?
You enter the courtyard of your new lands. It's half a martial square, half a garden. Ivy climbs the walls and trees bearing fat fruit hang around the edges, perfuming the place with a very sweet scent. Some household servants were working to remove the ivy, and when they saw you, stopped and bowed.A chair is set up for you under the shade of one of those broad, low trees, protecting you from the hot sun."What's your order?" Tancred asked with a fist to his heart.You needed to give orders, to get this place in order. And to do that you'd need more than the men you had present. You fish out coin enough and hand it to the soldier."We'll need to send for suitably trained men," You said, "See it done.""As you will," he said.Some positions seemed obvious. You had a good marshal already.Solomon nods when you give him the position. "I'll whip the local boys into shape, and deal with any outsiders," he said, patting his shotel.The constable was a harder position, you felt. Sabeen seemed a good candidate, but she was a woman. In the saddle she was as good as any man, but how would the old fathers deal with an unveiled girl in arms?You decide Tancred is the better option, and have him marked for the job.It is a month before the sent for men would arrive.> spend that month ingrained yourself with the peasantry> spend that month sending out letters to nobles near and far (10 pfennings)> relax for the first time in what felt a year, you were in no rush
>>35786533>> spend that month sending out letters to nobles near and far (10 pfennings)
>>35786533Peasants. Time to put the charm to work
>>35786533>spend that month ingrained yourself with the peasantryIf this means what I think it means, but the wording is a bit weird
>>35786533> spend that month sending out letters to nobles near and far (10 pfennings)
>>35786533>> spend that month ingrained yourself with the peasantryBENEVOLENCE!
>>35786504One of the things King Fulk did that was good was build a series of forts in the southern reaches of Jerusalem and give them to the Knights Hospitaller and other people.Most of them don't exist yet, some of them have been built and others are under construction.
>>35786533> spend that month ingrained yourself with the peasantry> spend that month sending out letters to nobles near and far (10 pfennings)I'm not sure Tancred will be good for this job at all...Franz at least has experience with that sort of thing.
>>35786533> spend that month ingrained yourself with the peasantryLet's settle before trying to woo the new Jerusalem order
>>35786533muh peasantsmuh benevolence
>>35786533>> spend that month sending out letters to nobles near and far (10 pfennings)The peasants can wait for abit, i believe it is protocol to introduce ourselves to our peers first. Especially since our final goal is to raise an army to storm Ascelon.
>>35786564Tancred's been in the holy land longer and he's been a pretty great commander of his men. We haven't really seen Franz in similar roles so I'm okay with this.
>>35786371>>35786391>>357864383 for tancred>>35786363>>35786385>>35786415>>357864474 for Sabeen/Franz>>35786533HF, your count is off. By a lot.
>>35786533>> spend that month ingrained yourself with the peasantrytime to seek lowly Talent
>>35786533>> spend that month sending out letters to nobles near and far (10 pfennings)Guys, remember Hugh's advice about building our relationships with nobles being the top priority? Our own meager town can't support an army. I say we start building relationships with lords first before going with peasants.
>>35786585He's meant to be a mediator and a dealer with of crime, not a commander though. Exactly my problem WITH it.Not to mention it's one-sidedly religious.
>>35786533> spend that month ingrained yourself with the peasantry>1034 >not being a peasant
>>35786533 >> spend that month sending out letters to nobles near and far (10 pfennings)also:>18 footmen (spears, shields, gambesons)I say we distribute 18 maile shirts and helms to these men.
>>35786533If we can't do both then> spend that month sending out letters to nobles near and far (10 pfennings)
>>35786629That's Solomon's job
>>35786611But how is Franz these things? His background is that he's a converted Jew, that he's a brave SOB, and that he loves Wilhelm and Hugo like his own sons. Is there a large population of Jews in our community? Then yeah, I can see it. Otherwise, I prefer someone with more leadership experience and familiarity with Jerusalem.
>>35786637His is leading and training.The inventory is ours and we're the owners of the purse strings. The stuff can only be released on our word.
>>35786629I trust Solomon to properly outfit our men as needed.
>>35786658Can we just give Solomon the discretion to use our "inventory" to equip our troops? Would save the quest from some needless micromanagement.
>>35786668Yep, that's the plan.
>No one nominated the Irish potatoes to be the constable Come on, it's in their blood. It's like you don't want to create proto-NYPD 800 years early.
>>35786684>WANTING a proto NypdOrlando pls
>>35786684Teenage household nuns. Commanded by Chi.
>>35786694Sounds like someone needs a dash of police brutality
>>35786696Teenage household NINJA nuns. Get it right anon.
>>35786684Ui Hara pls, gb to sucking cock
>>35786724Fuck you Hugo, Maggie's pure.
I wonder whats the upkeep for our troops
>>35786741Sex. What do you think the potatoes are for?
>>35786741Two irish potatoes
>>35786750Aymal pls they are Hugo's potato's
>>35786745The only reason that Hugo thinks the Irish girls are sluts is because they are far too old for him.
>>35786761Hugo pls stop being naive
>>35786768>too old>15 & 13oh right I forgot about that
>>35786741>>35786750>>35786759We haven't bothered yet with upkeep. Can't see why it would start now.Ya'll clearly ain't counting
Hugo and Aymal should double-team the potatoes.
>>35786782Tancred pls, Hugo is 12
>>35786787Because Tancred and Sabeen were loaned to us to get us to Jerusalem. Now Tancred and his men are ours, as are the men seconded from the Queen's Own.Speaking of which, I think we owe Solomon at least 10+ pfennings for his fee... Possibly more since we said we would pay more when we could.
>>35786799He's a full grown man at 13
>>35786806Hes also now properly a man.And that girl a proper woman at 11.
>>35786805HF said that we shouldn't really bother with monetary gifts for Solomon way back in thread 1. That's just not how his character rolls. I think status gifts like being named marshal (which we did already) and sweet ass armor would be better for him.
>>35786820gifts and an agreed fee are two different things.
>>35786805We should reward him with a new sword and a better horse.Did we ever pick up his horse?
>>35786820Ah, remember when we first met Solomon?>"I want 3 pfennings up front.">You'll get 2.>"Fine, whatever."
You decide to spend your time in your study, drafting letters of greeting to the local lords, and letters of invitation to those further afield. One you spend a great deal of time on in is a letter to Archbishop Albero in Trier, as well as your father in Koblenz. It took you longer than you thought to draft them properly, extending to each an invitation to visit your new holdings. Your father had never been much of a land owner. He might be impressed by your lordship. He wasn't impressed by much.To those near and far you extend a letter of greetings and offerings of hospitality. Count Hugh had left you with a list of knights and lords that you should do well to greet, and to each of them you send a small note offering your hospitality in the upcoming harvest festival.It was no casual matter, once you were satisfied with the contents of the letters you sent them off with all haste. It would be no way of knowing for a year or more if the letters reached Germany.For the rest of the time you got to know your land a little. Solomon had nothing kind to say of the young men he had been given."They don't know a spear tip from an asshole," he scowled over dinner."They will improve," Sabeen chided, "With training.""I had to send five home they were so incompetent," Solomon drained his horn and filled it again.You ate together at a long table in the White Mosque. Your men of noble birth in particular. Until the seneschal you had sent for arrived Sir Etienne had taken over running the household, sending your vagabond nuns to work as maidservants, and his own squire fetching and carrying for you when Hugo was too busy. The man sat with spurs on the table, eating a plum.
>>35786829Honestly, we never really bothered with thinking about the agreed fees and I don't really want to start now as things start getting more complicated. Wilhelm Co. is in full compliance with Kingdom of Jerusalem's Labor Code.
>>35786835>"Two," you state firmly. "We'll talk about three, maybe even four, when we have secure work and start raking in the pfennings. Until then, two is fair."
"There's talk of bandits," Tancred said, munching on his meal, "I'd like to do something about that.""Raiders too, in the margins," Solomon wiped his mouth, "The boys I have are too green to stand against Egyptian raiders alone. I'll need some of our seasoned troops.""Lions have been seen prowling around Master Kylios' farm," Etienne added, "Something should be done."> go hunt lions with Etienne> go fight bandits with Tancred> go with Solomon to clear out the raiders> trust your men to do their jobs
>>35786838>The man sat with spurs on the table, eating a plum.I like Sir E already
>>35786857> go hunt lions with EtienneSolomon and Tancred can do their jobs, Solomon should take whoever he wishes for his though, Raiders are not to be taken lightly.
>>35786857Hunt lion, solobro and bandit hunting can do fine
>>35786857> go with Solomon to clear out the raiderscould be trouble if we leave them
>>35786857Can we equip Wilhelm with a horse bow now? I'd like to give him the option to stand back instead of charging him into the fray everytime. > go fight bandits with Tancred
>>35786857>> go hunt lions with EtienneSave the holdings of the folks under us. Let solomon and tancred go about their jobs.
>>35786857> go hunt lions with EtienneGet pelt
>>35786857>> go hunt lions with EtienneLet Hugo go bandit/raider hunting.
>>35786857>> go hunt lions with EtienneGotta be careful though, don't want to get Alain'd.
>>35786900but then who was lion?
>>35786903If we do, we should have Hugo and Franz swap out their horses for proper coursers
"Take who you need," you said to both Tancred and Solomon, "I'll head out with Sir Etuenne tomorrow to deal with the lions."They all nod, raising a small toast. Solomon takes the Syrian lancers with him, as well as the Queen's troops. Tancred only needs his own men to get the job done.When you find Etienne the next day he is waiting with horse and spear, armoured with his squires in attendance. Jacques gives you a small bow. He had readied your horse as well, and shot Hugo a smug look as he walked out horses for himself and Franz."Bring us back a pelt!" Maggie called from a window down to Hugo, Etain hanging out the other side, waving like noble ladies."A pelt each, little lion," Etain added.Franz scratched at his balding pate. "Women, you'd think safe return was reward enough," and he spat before mounting his horse. You take up a horse bow and flex it. You'd never been much of an archer before, but figure it couldn't hurt. This wasn't sport, this was removing a dangerous pest. You secured your lion helm and mounted, bow slung across the horn of your saddle."Lead the way Sir Etienne," you said, and he bowed before mounting his own steed.It was a party of five that rode out toward the farmlands. Both squires had spears and armour to match their knights. Jacques was proving himself a useful young man, a ready fill-in for your own squire. Might be you had need of another squire again, lest Hugo get overburdened with responsibilities.You spy a pair of farmers waiting. Dark burned men with worried frowns."It has taken a child," one said in broken Greek, "We do not know if she still lives. We doubt it."That was bad.> roll 1d100 best of three
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>35786995
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>35786995
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>35786995
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>35786995
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>35786995Deus Vault
>>35786999Aww yis anon
>>357869991 away from crit, but that'll do just fine.
>>35786999Hopefully the child is still alive like this
>>35786999Not Bad but so close to crit it hurts me
Should we ask hugh if he can release Sigfrod into our service?
>>35787017>>35787023>>35787024I'm sorry, little girl. I'm sorry for failing you in your time of need.
>>35787044He's with Gerard though not Hugh
>>35787044That's Gerard. And he's pulling galleys right now. Better not get into the favor economy yet.
>>35787058Oh. Whoops. Perhaps ask him then, commute his sentence to armed service?
>>35787044I think perhaps Hugh is not the best person for that request considering what he did to Gerard's mama last thread.
>>35787055If it had been a critical the girl would have whooped the lion's asses.
>>35787069Warrior little girl. Fending off lions with a piece of sharp rock.
>>35787069The little girl would have been the reincarnation of Welf and quickly surpass Hugo in martial prowess.
>>35787060Yeah, it'll be better to have a guy who has served his time than one who has gotten off scot-free.>>35787081That's one kinky little girl.
We should ask Etienne or someone else in our household to teach us French. We already know three languages, picking up a fourth shouldn't be that hard.
>>35787081We would have eventually seen her crowned the Holy Roman Empress. It would have been dope.Orlando cost us our fucking Karling. My jimmies are still rustled.
>>35787069The ral hercules
>>35787095Things would have been different if we gave Orlando to Welf to bugger.
>>35787095>Orlando>Not our own damn faultWilhelm has finally gone full Cao cao
>>35787115We will do great things or kill everyone trying!
>>35787115Actually, it was Solomon who told us to come be bait with him.
>>35787121My money's on both.God Wills It.
>>35787121man what the fuck will we do if fail?
You flex the bow, but set it aside for your spear. If the child yet lived now was not the time to try new things. You ready your spear, firm in a couched position."No," Etienne said, "We go on foot, lest the horses drive this beast away." He dismounted as example and you followed his lead. The farmers directed you out onto the plain. There was a copse of trees. Etienne pointed with his spear."That would be where they are," he said, "Sleeping out the rest of the day. Lazy creatures, lions."He crept forward through the yellowing grass, barely raising a crunch. You did the same, though not quite expert. Franz had his hunting bow in hand. Hugo and Jacques took up the rear. Sweat was running down your face from the heat. It was no pleasant task stalking beasts in armour under the hot holy sun. You draw a mailled finger across your upper lip, and Hugo holds up a skin, squirts water into your mouth.The copse is a little pool of darkness next to the yellow grass and how beating sun, a shroud of black on the land.No one spoke as you came into that shadow, your eyes adjusting sharply.But then you hear a whimper, and see a bundle move among red splattered bones.Etienne started forward when a low alien growl ripped out."Above!" Jacques yelled, casting his spear.It was -not- a lion. And Jacques spear missed its mark as it came down from the branches like quicksilver."Holy-" was what Etienne managed before it startled up on him, claws scything out. Hugo batted him back, gored the spotted cat on his spear tip, saving him a painful death."Get the girl," You ordered, and Jacques darted forward.
>>35787092Oh, we can learn plenty of french in some private lessons with Iovetta.Literally, with her strictly chastising us in french every time we fuck it up.
>>35787131Kill everyone anyways, obviously. Go full Ilkhanate and burn the Holy Land to the ground before riding through Egypt as Khan Wilhelm at the head of our horde.
>literally grinding mobs
>>35787131Probably die or end up as a poor landless knight in Germany.
I just hope that our actions will inspire the second crusade to go for Eqypt instead of the Turk
>>35787131Grow a beard, engage in orgies with the Queen of Egypt, and wait for a young king-in-making to end our miserable existence.
You thrust your spear but the spotted cat knocked it aside and came at you. You drew your sword, the sharp Damascus blade, and swing up. It gives a great wide-eyed yowl as you cut through hard sinew like it was paper.Etienne and Hugo come in with their spears, impaling it, pinning it. The creature gave a pitful last yowl as you thrust your blade through its back and into its heart."A leopard," Etienne panted, pulling his spear out, "I thought they were gone from these lands.""They are now," Hugo said, shouldering his spear and marching over to the girl.Her face was ruined, she was very weak."We need to get her back to the tower, get someone to help her," Hugo said, cradling her gently.She looked very weak...> rush her back to the tower> let her go
>>35787157Rush her back of course, jeez
>>35787157>> rush her back to the towerYou will not die on our watch!
>>35787157>> rush her back to the tower
>>35787157>> rush her back to the towerI'm sorry, little girl, if I only rolled 1 higher. Maybe our Canon of Medicine will help?
>>35787157>> rush her back to the towerHUGO, YOU HAVE THE FASTEST HORSE. MAKE HASTE.BE THE HERO.
>>35787157> rush her back to the towershe may die anyway so better to have tried than never tried at all
>>35787157>Let her go.Eh.
>>35787157> rush her back to the towerDid we get our physician yet?
>>35787157>> rush her back to the towerYo shittier squire, bring back the pelt. We are going to make a fucking bitchin' cloak out of the pelt.
>>35787186No, but we have a book.
>>35787157> let her goThe way it is, is no way to live.She's going to have severe scarring at the least, her face is completely ruined at worst, as in, never being able to get better.She's not going to live a good life, and will curse us for saving her.
>>35787157Rush her backPlease don't die girl.And please don't make it Alain 2.0Also Dafuq leopards!!
>>35787157>Her face was ruined, she was very weakFuck this is giving me a sense of Deja vu
>>35787193She shall be our shield maiden
>>35787190Hey, has anyone here ever heard of a tiger?
>>35787199Its spotted anon its a leopard
>>35787141But anon, we will probably only see her a few times before we capture Ascalon. We need to learn French yesterday if we're to engage in court intrigue. >>35787151No, we shall launch the Second Crusade from our Kingdom of Egypt.
>>35787199Don't speak nonsense, anon. Those are mythical creatures.
>>35787210Like long necked horses
>>35787210Right, we should be hunting something real, like a cherub.
>>35787199Maybe some Arab merchants who have visited India.
>>35787227But there's no sport nor sport in those!
>>35787199Caspian tiger pelts might have made their way down.Those big cats historically were never in the area, though.Went extinct in 1970.
>>35787166>>35787169>>35787173>>35787178>>35787182>>35787186>>35787190She will never be beautifulShe will never be of use to her familyShe will never be able to get a husbandIt is likely she will not be able to eat properly, sleep properly, see properly or smell properly.She will have constant nightmares about this day when everything was taken from her, and she was condemned to live this life of suffering through kindness.Why are you doing this?
>>35787240What you don't?
>>35787248She can become a nun or we can take her into our service
>>35787248Because God Wills It
>>35787248Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
>>35787248so we can turn her into a she-horror that may strike horror into the hearts of Saracens when she marches with us.
>>35787248Cripple moe is best moe
You knew there wasn't much you could, but Hugo's pleading was enough to have you at least try. You pull her up into your arms and run for the village and your waiting horses. The farmers are agog at the sight of the maimed girl in your arms, her blood smearing your chest and shoulder as you pull up into the saddle.You set spurs to flanks, and power your horse through the fields to your tower, ignoring its painful cries. It breathes hard against the bit, and when you charge down the town street and into your courtyard it flounders and begins to fall. Poor horse collapsed, blowing white foam at the mouth.The vagabond nuns are with you as you push into the tower. They help you take the girl up into a guest chamber."Saints have mercy," Etain said, making the cross as you lay the girl on the bed. The child whimpered, still awake with her face half eviscerated."Settle down, settle," Maggie said, directing her friend to fetch wine, "We'll give it a boil. I don't see any pus, so no need to burn her, but hot wine might help.""You've some training?" you asked.Maggie winced. "O-only a little," she said as Etain returned.They set to work, cutting off bandages and using the wine to clean out the wines. The girl gave bubbled cries, still roused. "If we had some poppy..." you remarked, recalling a passage in the book you had purchased. You could make of poppy a soothing balm."You best leave m'lord," Etain said, directing you away, "We'll care for her."You were shown the door, the former novices getting to the work.Chihirizahd found you waiting out the door."Come master," she said, "Let's get you out of those bloody things. Your men return."> wait it out> heed Chihirizahd's advice
>>35787248If she can find no purpose herself, we shall provide her with one.Our house will have need for servants or warriors.
>>35787274> wait it outThey'll respect the blood anyway
>>35787274> heed Chihirizahd's advice
>>35787248because katawa shoujo
>>35787274>> wait it outGreet our returning men first. How did they fare? Any wounded? Any dead?
>>35787274> wait it outWe didn't buy that fucking book for nothing, instruct Chiri to prepare a soothing balm from poppy if we have any.
>>35787274>> wait it out
>>35787274Nothing more we can do so we might aswell> heed Chihirizahd's advice
>>35787274Wait it out.
>>35787275Yo, we could give her a leopard motif.
>>35787275She wanted to be bride anon, to a rich lord who could take care of her. Half of her face is missing, she cannot see, she cannot eat without help, her beauty is forever ruined.What of being a warrior? A hand maiden? Her dreams are crushed and gone, dead.
Wait it out lika a true koblenz
>>35787274> heed Chihirizahd's adviceStill need to do our job. Standing infront of the door wont do much, We need to be a leader
>>35787320>She wanted to be bride anon, to a rich lord who could take care of herShe's a peasant girl, she couldn't expect shit anyway.
>>35787274> wait it out
>>35787320>She wanted to be bride anon, to a rich lordNo, she's just some fucking peasant. She'll live and die as a farmer's daughter/wife.
>>35787353Or a child-bride for the whole village.
>>35787355We're Christians, not Kurds or Arabs.
>>35787274>> wait it outShe shall become a horror which all will fear or she will die DEUS VAULT!
>>35787342>>35787353She had dreams anon. You should have let those dreams die with her, instead of letting them slowly kill her with grief and regret.
>>35787373That's not what God would want.
Is this the face of fun?
>>35787373Eh, her dreams were lame, we'll give her new ones.
>>35787372How will waiting do that ? We cant put everything on hold. The nuns will inform us if she makes it
>>35787373>Peasants>Dreams being crushed She should get used to it. She's worth more to us alive than dead.
>>35787380No, the face was scraped off by a Leopard
"So who was the child?" Chihirizahd asked when she saw you would not budge, leaning against the frame of the door. You shrugged. Some farmer's daughter. You lay a knuckled hand against the surface of the door, flexed against it. "You are a good man," Chihirizahd ran a hand across your cheek, "But a lord cannot concern himself with every child in his domain."Is it not a lord's duty to care for his tenants? But she was not wrong, you could do nothing standing out here. Still, you could not bring yourself to move either. It is as if God was saying something. That should you maintain your vigil the girl will be well.You sink to a knee, make the cross and pray. Chihirizahd sits beside you, watching you.It is many hours later when Maggie emerges. "You waited?" she pulled back her red locks, made a quick knot, "Aye, you would. Same as your brother."It was about that time they came to find you.Solomon and Tanced both seemed tired but whole, while Franz presented you with the leopard pelt."I lost a man," Solomon said, "A boy, really. But we drove off the Egyptians.""The bandits are scattered for now but not caught," Tancred said, "And we lost no one. Cowardly bunch."It all seemed in order.> wait at vigil until morning> retire for the night
>>35787400> wait at vigil until morningImportant to spread rumours.If she dies, we must weep. Weep hard enough that all within a hundred miles will hear of it.
>>35787400> wait at vigil until morningWe must have faith.
>>35787400> wait at vigil until morningInb4 we unleash the devil upon the holy land
>>35787400>Still, you could not bring yourself to move either. It is as if God was saying something. That should you maintain your vigil the girl will be well.GOD WILLS IT> wait at vigil until morning>>35787404I'm pretty sure she has parents and family, anon.
>>35787400>> wait at vigil until morningMight aswell see it through>>35787404A bit too much. Just offer her to stay and work at the castle
>>35787400>>35787413This.Full fucking Cao Cao here
>>35787404I think she has parents, however I wouldn't mind giving her a decent position that can be done with her injury.
>>35787404Holy shit why?Except to play archetypal /tg/-ism, why?I'm too insomniac, yet sober for ths shit.
>>35787413>"heh, the lion was actually a pussycat!"
>>35787404No, Wilhelm's children must be beautiful.
>>35787404maybe, more like we take her under our wing & turn her into Solomon 2.0
>>35787444Neomi 2.0 more like it
>>35787400>> wait at vigil until morningTime to score some points with our peasants
>>35787442Lions need not concern themselves with beauty, only hygiene, smarts, and libido..
>>35787413We would be seen as weak and pathetic to cry over a peasent girl. People might even consider us unfit to rule
>>35787478Yup, so we should only be as saddened as we would normally be.
>>35787478Shhh. No sense, only drama now.We are a Cicero-tier orator anon. We gotta use that.
It is near dawn when Etain tells you the girl has been taken into the arms of the Lord.You felt your heart sink. Poor child. The girls were seeing her cared for, and her parents would be sent for as soon as dawn broke. You stagger up to your chamber, the highest in the tower. Chihirizahd helps you out of your filthy clothing, draws for you a bath."You did all that you could," she said, massaging your shoulders as you sank into the heat. She kissed the back of your neck. "Your people will remember you for it.""Mayhap," you say, eyes heavy. You enjoy her ministrations, and have her lead you to the bed.The next few days are set dealing with the petty problems of the common folk. A family cannot agree on who owns a recently born batch of piglets, and ask for your judgement. One side owned the pig it was born from, the other claim the piglet was born on their land and was sired by their pig, and thus theirs by right.> side with the owners of the sow> side with the ones who owned the male> split the piglets between them> keep the piglets for yourself
>>35787478Much as to why we need to show we can be compassionate and yet be fit to rule. Which is what we have been doing, really
>>35787487Blubbering like a child won't win points with anybody. We must be strong.
>>35787490>> split the piglets between themWe Solomon now
>>35787490> split the piglets between themA good compromise makes everyone mad
>>35787478Crying was a totally appropriate thing for ancient and medieval men, under the right circumstances.
>>35787490>BACON TIME! Big barbecue cookout for everyone!
>>35787490fug> split the piglets between them
>>35787507And that was not one of them>>35787490> split the piglets between themand if they are unhappy about that we can do> keep the piglets for yourselfSo no one gets any piglets!
>>35787490>> side with the ones who owned the maleRule one is keep your animals in YOUR land
>>35787503No, we'd be Solomon if we drew our Damascus sword, threatened to cut the piglets in half, and promptly BBQed the remains when no one stepped up to yield the piglets.
>>35787490>Let's see what the spider and sheepdog say.
>>35787523Wrong Solomon anon
>>35787519Was this a thing? I slept through Medieval Property Law in law school.
>>35787490>Write inBuy the piglets from both parties, pay them equally, for double the total price the piglets cost.
>>35787523King, not our nigga.
>>35787517Crying was seen as a mark of sincerity. A few tears would be appropriate, but not wailing or sobbing.
>>35787490Sell the piglet, split the coinsalternatively, cleave the piglet, split the meat
>>35787528>>35787535But anon....>After some deliberation, King Solomon called for a sword to be brought before him. He declared that there was only one fair solution: the live son must be split in two, each woman receiving half of the child. >Upon hearing this terrible verdict, the boy's true mother cried out, "Oh Lord, give the baby to her, just don't kill him!" The liar, in her bitter jealousy, exclaimed, "It shall be neither mine nor yours—divide it!">The king declared the first mother as the true mother, as a true, loving mother would rather surrender her baby to another than hurt him, and gave her the baby
>>35787534Don't go full retard.
>>35787534>>35787490This.But say next time that these decisions have to be properly decided before any pigs have been bred
>>35787541Wailing or sobbing should predate total war.
>>35787534I strongly disagree with this. It just makes us look like a fucking pushover.
>>35787532You think farmers are okay with anything going into their lands?>>35787548>literally biblical writeinWhy live
>>35787490>> split the piglets between themMost of them go to the owner of the sow, but the owner of the the boar should get some for the use of his stud.
>>35787550But just think, we could raise those piglets into warriors or administrators!
>>35787534>Over the next month, 50 farmers show up with the same issue.
>>35787548You know, there is a story the exact opposite of this in Hindu mythology. The gods grant this dude a magic mango that will make his wife pregnant, but he can't decide which one to give it to, and they fight over it, so he gives each half.They each give birth to half a baby. I think one of them later sticks both halves together, and it resurrects?Mythology/Religion is weird.
"Split them between you," you say. It seemed a common sense option.Both groups scowled at the other. Of course they could not question your judgement on this."And what about the odd one?" a boy held up the last piglet. It was a cute little thing, snuffling in the boy's hands.A man from the other group snatched it up, and it gave a honking, terrified squeal as he dashed its head apart on the courtyard stone. The boy backed up in terror, but his fellows nodded in agreement."For your dinner sir," the man said, motioning to the dead little pink and black piglet.And they took the last pigs as one of your servants swept up the corpse for butchering, leaving you cold.The month has passed and your men have spotted riders coming. The expected new hires.> throw them a welcoming feast> a simple greeting, let them rest after their travel
>>35787532>Medieval Property LawWasn't land still mostly held in common in this time period?
>>35787581> throw them a welcoming feastWe havnt even had a good feast in a long time. Now is a good a reason as any to have one
>>35787581> a simple greeting, let them rest after their travelwe shouldn't be squandering coin as of now
>>35787581> a simple greeting, let them rest after their travelWe gotta save some money. Our place is pretty modest.
>>35787581> a simple greeting, let them rest after their travelno need to make a big deal out of members of ur court
>>35787581>> throw them a welcoming feastNow it is time to FEASTHail the Runic Men.
>>35787581If they are noblemen of any sort, feast. If not, no feast.
>>35787581changing>>35787593to> a simple greeting, let them rest after their travelWe do not have unlimited coin
>>35787570I don't know if ad coelum doctrine applies to pigs, anon. >>35787587Hell if I know, I only know employment law, not medieval property law. >>35787581> a simple greeting, let them rest after their travel
when are we gonna discuss the plans for Ashkelon's capture?we should consult Hughs on this more and ask Rodger for assistance
>>35787602They aren't, these are our new employees.No feast.
>>35787581> throw them a welcoming feastWhy not
>>35787618It costs money.
>>35787618It's not kosher.
>>35787646It is absolutely Haram.
You decide it best to meet them humble. Three men come, with other travelers as well. An old Arab, who needs the help of a young man to get off his horse, a bearded Frank and a woman of light brown hair in his company."I am Ibrahim," the old man said, and knocked the young man's ankle with his staff, "This is Mohmed, my nephew. We heard you had need of a physician.""You are Muslims?" you asked, and they nodded. Ibrahim had a frown for the girls in your hall, but said nothing."I worked in Gaza for most my life, tending to children when there was not a war," Ibrahim said, "And training my nephew to one day take up my trade. We will serve you well.""Then I'm happy to have you in my service," you said, taking his wrinkled old hand. He frowned, bowing over the offered hand. His nephew set out a pair of mats, and they took up a corner of your tower to pray. Muslims.The bearded Frank, who was called Frank, stepped up. "Don't waste time on those heathens," he said, producing his trade goods. A razor, a bleeding bowl. "I'm all the physician you need. I have a good rate, of ten clients I get five through, by god's grace. And I've a hand for the women. A sound beating too keep their humours in order, everyday!" He showed a calloused fist and smiled.Your other guest waited, tapping her foot with a frustrated smile on her face.> take on Ibrahim and his nephew> take on Frank the Frank
>>35787703>> take on Ibrahim and his nephewNever trusted those Franks
>>35787703.....Oh fuck. 2 rolls gets us two guys.FUCK. which one is the charalatan.
>>35787703> take on Ibrahim and his nephewinb4 sabeen slits Frank the Franks throat
>>35787703> take on Ibrahim and his nephewHe seems to be a no nonsen kinda guy. Someone who will do his job and do it well despite his grumbling
>>35787703>The bearded Frank, who was called FrankHow long have you been waiting to do that> take on Ibrahim and his nephew
>>35787703>> take on Ibrahim and his nephew1. never trust a frank2. Women are not to be beaten if it can be helped (It makes them a sour Kraut
>>35787703>> take on Ibrahim and his nephew
>>35787711Gee, I wonder. >>35787703> take on Ibrahim and his nephew
Yo, I wonder if Frank could be punished for fraud?
>>35787709>>35787718But anon, we are Franks. Frank just means "Western European" in this time and place.
>>35787703If we had rolled a 100 would we have gotten a sexy nurse?>>35787744And we are planning on overtaking all the other lords. I wouldn't trust US!
>>35787744That just proves my point. Wouldn't trust Wilhelm to not NTR me.
>>35787757Anon. Wilhelm would never sleep with someone who is happily married.
>>35787757Hey, it isn't NTR if they're dead.
>>35787744And we aren't trustworthy at all!
>>35787750>we are planning on overtaking all the other lordsThe fuck.
>>35787750Nah, we're only planning on taking over Egypt and marrying a princess of Jerusalem.
"I'm fairly certain Ibrahim is the man I want," you said, keeping a smile. Frank blinked, but nodded."Well if that's your truck, I can't be fightin' with it," he touched his forelock, "Sorry fer wasting your time m'lord, very sorry." He stepped back, a frown and fists on his hips. "Now I've to find my way 'back' to Acre, God's grace." And he took his mule by the rope and led him out the courtyard."I am Rosalie," the woman offered a hand, "You seem to keep well with womenfolk." She was not so disapproving as she saw girls skirt by, a very pleasant smile for Sabeen as she passed."And your business?" you asked.She rubbed her chin. "You had need for a seneschal did you not?" she said, "I've kept the chambers of many a rich burgher and urban dweller. In Sidon and Jerusalem itself. You can call on my former employers if you've a need to ask. Managing an estate might be some challenge, but its one I'm up to. Don't count my femininity for lack of ability."> take Rosalie on> sorry but, a woman cannot run a castle
>>35787763>happily marriedI'm on to you fuckers >>35787770> take Rosalie on
>>35787770>> take Rosalie onIf she is shit we can always just fire her
>>35787770>> take Rosalie on
>>35787767Uh, umm... are we not?>>35787768I thought we were going to hog all the Ascalon pie for ourselves.>>35787770> take Rosalie onTalent has no gender, it's just very sexist most of the time.
>>35787770>a very pleasant smile for Sabeen as she passedAwwww yessss>"I've kept the chambers of many a rich burgher and urban dweller.wat?> take Rosalie on
>>35787770>> take Rosalie onI can't count how many times I've married high stewardship wives in CK2. Gotta keep that demesne high.
>>35787778Ascalon is part of Eqypt
>>35787770> take Rosalie onLet's see if nun red and black listen to her.
>>35787770irish 1, irish 2, charizard, sabeen and now her>take Rosaline on>get rainbow harem achievement
>>35787770>> take Rosalie onShe'll be invaluable in training Chiri too.>She was not so disapproving as she saw girls skirt by, a very pleasant smile for Sabeen as she passed.RIP Welf
>>35787784Yo, what if we carved a lion face into the Sphinx?
>>35787788they could have been Sodomite buddies
>>35787787>rainbow harem achievementI see what you did there.
>>35787789But Wilhelm is a ancient history fanboy. He knows everything worth knowing about the ancient empires and kingdoms. Doubt he would do that
>>35787763not even the queen?
>>35787778>I thought we were going to hog all the Ascalon pie for ourselves.I don't think we know what we're going to do with Ascalon yet. It would be a good staging point from which to attack Egypt though.
>>35787801Key emphasis on >happily married Insert tired joke about how that's an oxymoron.
>>35787794But lesbians aren't sodomites. Girls' love is pure.
>>35787801She is not happily married>>35787804we are going to hand it over to the queen. Hopefuly she will put us in charge of the city as a reward
>>35787814b-but thats forbidden
>>35787778>>35787784One city. Hopefully Gaza if we crit hard. The Queen decides or it is drawn in quarters.>>35787789The fuck baghdad batteries
>>35787804I thought Wilhelm taking Ascalon for an all-access pass to royal pussy That's a cause worth dying for.
>>35787800But pharaohs suuuuuucked.
>>35787817shhhhhhhhhhhh, just let it happen
>>35787789The Spinx has the body of a lion so the only thing we would make is 100% lion
>>35787824shush anon. Have respect for a culture far older than ours
>>35787822Yup. Hopefully it's a double-pass that gets us Iovetta AND the Queen.
>>35787824>>35787789Clearly what we should do is convert the pyramids and the sphinx to churches.
>>35787836Just the way God intended!>>35787838But egypt suuuuuuuuuuuucked.
>>35787778>>35787821Hugh loves the queen, queen needs High's support, both you have pledged service. Face it, we ain't getting Ascalon at all. Also historically jaffa and Ascalon were merged to form one county once Ascalon was captured so yeah, Hughs gonna own it and you already have Ramla.But fear not, Alexandria will be ours
>>35787855oh dear it appears hugh may have to have........an accident.
>>35787855Cool, I hope that library is still there!
>>35787862Your DICK is an accident.
>>35787862Anon, dont murder a friend. Just take all the land between Ascalon and Sinai and use intrigue to make our allies support us to become Prince of Ascalon with our own Principality
>>35787862>inb4 assassin Raymond
>all this munchkinismI really can't sleep eh
>>35787877It's not murder if he catches a fever.
"Happy to have you," she took your offered hand. She smiled, a very pleasant smile, and dipped a curtsy."Happy to serve you," she said, "However you might like." And she skirted away toward her horse, a finger raised and sharp words for the porters. She had them in a state like Solomon on the training ground. You watched her nearly kick one boy who almost dropped a leather bag."Show them to their quarters," you instructed Maggie, who nodded as you directed her to Ibrahim. Etain you gave to Rosalie. "Help her get accommodated," you said, "You'll be her dogsbody for now.""Yes m'lord," Etain said it with a bored sigh, helping Rosalie with a bag."Charming girl," Rosalie remarked as they passed you.All that was in order. Your court now only lacked for a troubadour. You supposed you could fill that roll yourself, in a pinch.You receive two letters a week later. A saint's day is coming up. Lord Gerard has invited you to visit Sidon, while Pons has asked if you'd care to visit Tripoli. Both say they will have important guests to meet. Gerard mentions the Rulers of Genoa and Pisa would be present, while Pons mentions Venice and Edessa.> visit Sidon> visit Tripoli> remain in your own lands, you have work to do
>>35787862But we'll go to heck!
>>35787877we shall call it....the principality of zeon.Sieg Zeon.
>>35787871Your MOM is an accident.
>>35787877>Prince of AscalonAscalon is way too close to Jerusalem. We would get BTFO.
>>35787887Its all in good fun.
>>35787882>Not rebuilding the library of alexandria>Not having a scribe shadow you all day while you compose shit out the ass>not single handedly rebuilding the content of the library.
>>35787897Your MOM'S DICK is an accident!
> time is going to start progressing at a faster rate now (though not too fast), until you get to important decisions. Unless you guys want to roleplay out every day from here to Ascelon.
>>35787899>funAt least don't show your true colors, that's just mean.
>>35787894>> visit SidonNever trust Venice and we are friendly with lady Lucca
>>35787894> visit SidonGenoans already owe us a tiny favour so it may be easier to get them on side, also FUCKING PROMOTE THE IDEA OF HUGH MAKING PEACE WITH GERARD/HIS BROTHER
>>35787894Hmm. I think Venice and Edessa would provide more support, what do you think?
>>35787894>> visit SidonHope we don't run into those Jews!
>>35787894No chance of visiting both, eh? Can't we stop at Sidon for a few days on the few to Tripoli? We can always go by ship.
>>35787910Unless something important happens we should just do a bit of quick travelling, maybe have a conversation or two with our companions
>>35787871>>35787897>>35787907You done?>>35787894>visit Sidon
>>35787894>> visit TripoliFuck Pisa. I may be biased on my CK2 experiences with those fuckers never going away. I had to kill so many damn mercenaries.
>>35787907A happy accident.>>35787910>*seinfeld theme starts playing*>SOL Crusader Quest, where a group of rascals get into wacky hijinks everyday as they try to bring peace and prosperity to the Holy Land!
>>35787923Well, we have a relationship with Genoa through Lady Lucca and Hugh already indicated Tripoli was unlikely to offer much support due to fear of northern invaders.
>>35787894We should get on a ship at Jaffa and visit them both.
>>35787933>Starring Blaise as newmanI'd watch it
>>35787933Yeah, I guess Edessa would be busy worrying about Turks.Sidon it is.
>>35787929>Fuck Pisa. I may be biased on my CK2 experiences with those fuckers never going away. I had to kill so many damn mercenaries.Isn't that a good thing for us?
>>35787877never lose sight of endgame my friend, Alexandria must be ours>>35787894Sidons closer plus lets check on our acquaintances there, really need to talk to that genovese madam > visit Sidonoh and HF, what happened to Orlando?
>>35787933well if anyone was able to get tripoli to move, it would be wilhelm and his golden tongue.
>>35787894> visit Sidonoffering to give them trade post in the city we plan on taking in return for funding might be able to get them on our side
>>35787948He is probably with either Sir Froggy or his cousin Walter
>>35787955I feel bad for Jehanne
>>35787955Just think, Orlando and Froggy both working Jehanne hard and spitroasting her at the end of the day.
>>35787894>> visit SidonBring the harp>>35787910I guess 2-3 months tops per thread, as necessary?
You decide you will visit Sidon.The question is, who do you take with you?> note, its a bad idea to have your household staff travel with you if you want their tasks to be completed properly. Such as Solomon training up your soldiers.
>>35787964>Jehanni knows she will get the last laugh as the child she is carrying is Wilhelm's
>>35787945Heh, I would say good. However CK2's mechanics wouldn't really be considered realistic.
>>35787968Are we going by land or sea?
>>35787968Hugo, Rosalie, Potato's, Chiri, EG
>>35787985>Potato's>RosalieThey are busy working in the household anon> note, its a bad idea to have your household staff travel with you if you want their tasks to be completed properly. Such as Solomon training up your soldiers.
>>35787968HugoSir EtienneMaggie since Etain is serving RosalieChihirizahdFranz holds the fort. Expecting reports
>>35787968Hugo, Etienne, Sabeen, Potatoes, Franz
>>35787991right then seconding >>35787994
>>35787968Hugo, Sir Etienne, Franz, Sabeen, the Syrian lancers, a handful of footmen
>>35787968Hugo, Franz, Sir Etienne and Chiri, Sabeen
>>35787983i saw bring chiri and 1 of the other irish lassess a long ago
>>35787996ADD CHARIZARD TO THAT And few men at arms as our guardsmen.
>>35787968Hugo, Franz, Sabbeen, Sir E, the syrian lancers and any man at arms who can ride a horsepls no sexing for once, we need to be good for Hugo
>>35788013Can't we sex Jehanne and Neomi for old time's sake?
>>35788013We need to take Chiri with us, she is our eyes and ears
>>35788022Maybe, let's see which way the wind blows.
>>35788022>>35788037Queens probably watching our every move because you know.......
i would say let Franz work as our regent while we are gone
>>35788044The Queen can suck our dick.
>>35788046But he's our standard bearer.
>>35788046i would rather have solomon take that up while we're away. Franz can train temporarily.
So to confirm, you want Chihirizahd, Sabeen, Sir Etienne, Aymal and the lancers and Maggie to accompany you?Note: Hugo is your squire, he will always be accompanying you.
>>35788066Sounds like a plan, would Solomon complain about the lack of cavalry or can he hold the fort?
>>35788076We got plenty of horses if that is a problem
>>35788066Shouldn't we take Mohmed, the physican's nephew just in case? Maybe I'm just being paranoid
>>35788066Sabeen comes with all the lancers?Because some manpower may be needed at Ramla. The bandits and raiders.At least Aymal could stay to leave a good soldier.
>>35788066I'm assuming Etienne will be bringing his own squires and we shouldnt have to specify that they're coming along too?
>HF will never run Seinfeld: Jerusalem edition
>>35788087that is actually a good Idea, we can split them so we have a healer on the road & at home.
>>35788066Are we going by sea or land? This is important in the decision to bring soldiers or not.
>>35788115Well first you'll be going to Jaffa. And then you'll get to choose.I'd recommend going by sea.
>>35788087If Ibrahim's okay with it, i'm on board with this.
>>35788123>I'd recommend going by sea.Incoming viking attack out of fucking nowhere
>>35788123Ah, so we should go by land to throw off your notes filled with sea serpents. You just made one of the classic blunders, my friend.
>>35788123HF said so and it will be done, sea it is boys
>>35788123In that case, no lancers.
>>35788123wait last time we were suppose to be on a boat we would've met Blaise, you hinting something HF?
>>35788140>Not charging krakens with your lancers, horses and all.Shameful
>>35788150I think its cause going by land would take very long.
It's just faster to go by sea.I shouldn't have said anything.
>>35788162sea, no lancers!timeskip to wherever.
>>35788153Do we look like Themistocles to you?
>>35788162Yeah I don't feel like trekking across byzaboo land when we can go across the Mediterranean.
>>35788173We are goddamn Hercules reborn with lion pelt and all.
>>35788178we're going to Sidon idiot
>>35788191So we are Al-Ramla and Asqalan is our future target, right?Wow, we are super close to both the Caliphate and Jerusalem.
>>35788185Oops had it in my head that we were going to the Italian peninsula for some reason.
>>35788214no >Ascalon >Gaza>Al-Arishwe conquer them in quick succession we have a good start on our hands
>>35788214>Al-RamlaAnon, what are we the Lord of?
>>35788184Nahhh. I'd start fearing for our lovers and children then.
You gather your household and deliver the news. Sabeen seemed excited to be back on the road, nodding with approval, while Etain cast Maggie jealous glances. Sir Etienne instructs his squire to prepare their things for travel."Be safe on the road, brother," Solomon said."We'll guard the keep," Tancred added.Franz just gave you a nod, settling against the wall. He seemed oddly thoughtful. Perhaps his old age was catching up with him.Ibrahim released his nephew into your care with an exchange in Arabic, kissing the young man on the cheek and rubbing his brow. You didn't understand their chatter, but recognised the love the old man had, and even more the uncomfortable glances Mohmed gave you while dealing with that love.You take with you only a small compliment of foot soldiers, the ones loaned to you by the Queen. Ten men in all, leaving enough behind to keep Ramla secure.Aymal escorted you part of the way on the road, waving you off as you left the rolling fields of your lordship."God walk with you, Frank!" he called, holding aloft his spear.You return the salute, spear held up."I have never been to Sidon," Mohmed said to Sabeen, "Many Frank lands are new to me.""It is not so bad," she replied, "I killed a man there once." You saw Mohmed pale at her words.The road to Jaffa is in not long. Hugo and Jacques race each other up the road while Etienne oversees the soldiers. As you travel you pass a patrol of Templars escorting pilgrims to Jerusalem. They bid you a good greeting but do not tarry.> keep company with a companion
>>35788223>>35788228I meant on that map. Am I blind or isn't Al-Ramla on that map=Ramla in quest
Hahahahahahaha, without having to spend a month ingratiating ourself to those lowlifes, we still won their respect with a lion hunt. It really was the grace of God that we stumbled upon that dying little girl.
>>35788214Yep. After the trip, Damascus is close.If we had gone to Tripoli, there0s that arrow that says ASSASSINS nearby.>>35788228>3 cities in successionYou crit all rolls and then we'll talk
>>35788243Oh yeah, you're right. I misread your post, because I am a fucking retard.
>>35788238Etienne, what's his story?
>>35788238>Sir Etiennei would like to know more about this knight.
>>35788238that old muslim fucks his nephew, and will fuck all end every male child in our household
>>35788258Fuck, we should have hired that Frank guy.
>>35788264Never trust a grown ass man who calls himself Frank Except Frank Thomas and Zappa
>>35788238Sir Etienne, how did he arrive, where he fought
>>35788238Lets talk to Mohmed
>>35788264everyone deserves a good dicking from time to time to be frank
>>35788280An anal ravaging is a fair price to pay for having your life saved.
>>35788238Hugo, he's our brother and we've been spending too much time with girls
>>35788280Oh my god, Frank was being Frank with us about his skills, we should have picked him, he would have told us exactly what was wrong with us and also told us that he didn't know what was wrong with us.
>>35788238Etiene we don't know him very well
>>35788238Either Sir Etienne or Hugo
You ride with Sir Etienne. The French knight was a fussy man, very concerned with his appearance. Every morning you saw him tend to his facial hair, carefully grooming and waxing the moustach while scrapping his chin bare. You were also clean shaven, but just did a ready quick shave every morning, not fussing over every exact hair."M'Lord," he kept good manners, and looked over the field with a poised nature."Etienne," you look out to the road as well. He was watching his squire race yours."The vigour of youth," he said with an uncomfortable smile.Hugo was beating the other lad soundly, and when they pelted up back to you, they drew up, Hugo crowing his victory.Jacques spat something in French, and Etienne said something back which made the boy crestfallen."Sorry, Hugo," Jacques, "You were the better rider."Etienne nodded. "It is not just arms, but manners they are to be instructed in," Etienne said, sending his squire off with a slap on the rump. Jacques rode off high in the saddle to the back of the line, red in the face."So tell me sir," Etienne turned to you, "What brought you to the holy land?"He shrugged. "I tired of killing my fellow Christians, and sought forgiveness for my sins. Not a complicated tale," he said, "What about you m'lord?"> As you said, to do my Christian duty> To make a future for myself> For the sake of it
>>35788356>> As you said, to do my Christian duty>> To make a future for myselfBoth, but mostly the latter
>>35788356>> To make a future for myself
>>35788356> To make a future for myself
>>35788356>> To make a future for myself and christendom of course....
>>35788356>> As you said, to do my Christian duty>> To make a future for myself
>>35788356> To make a future for myselfLandless knight, young enough for adventure.How did Sir Etienne reach Jerusalem and its Queen?
>>35788356> For the sake of itall of Jerusalem knows ur a reliable man, less so knows that ur the bard knight
>>35788356Falling asleep, so just wanted to ask this question for Q&A when the session ends:How effective is the canon of medicine at preventing infections when we take wounds? Does it also work for our household?
>>35788442Maggie and Etain can't read.
>Rosalie Drake (23), your seneschal (member-of-staff)>Middle English "Drake", Old Norse "Draki". The derivation for all these forms is from the Latin "draco", snake, or monster. As a nickname, it would presumably apply to someone formidable and fierce in battle, but it could also be a metonymic "occupational" surname for a standard-bearer, as in "Draker" (1260, Cambridgeshire). "Draca" was used in medieval England to mean a battle-standard as well as a dragon. Rosalie confirmed for Dragon to Wilhelm's Lion
>>35788450No, like if Hugo takes a bad wound, and we are there with our handy book. Can we prevent Hugo's wounds from getting infected by using the canon of medicine? Or are its benefits limited to just us personally?
>>35788460Aww shit I think we crusader Zhuge liang now
I wonder.how much of a shitfest would it spark if Jerusalem was slowly opened up to muslims to enter, pray and eventually live in?
>>35788482Ah, shit. History did not go well for that guy because he was that guy.
>>35788494riots in the streets
>>35788494Crusades would be launched anon
"I had few prospects back home," you said, "Just a life of courts and tourneys, maybe the odd war. I thought, if there is a future for a young knight with keen wits, Jerusalem is the place." You shrugged. "And if my soul might be saved in the process, all the better.""Hmph," Etienne doesn't seem overly impressed by your claims, "This land is infested with such men, tearing each other down. That is the flaw of this great dream called Jerusalem, that we might squabble and bicker among ourselves over earthly bones, when all the banquets of heaven lie before us." He gave the horizon a considered look. "It is not the Saracen that will be our undoing, it will be our own weakness of character.""You say it as if its foretold," you said, "That the Saracen should capture the Holy Land. Jesus is on our side, we have the true cross. I think you worry too much."He shrugged. "I do not know what the future holds," he conceded, "But I have fought the Turk. We will struggle to match them, when the time comes."Maybe so."How did you turn up in the Queen's employ?" you asked.He grinned. "I lost a bet and was forced into it. Though I must say, it has been a pleasant service so far."When you retire for the night, and keep Chihirizahd company, you reflect a little on his words. Many thought the Turk a looming threat, and Etienne thought them a doom itself. You had not put much mind to the Turk, your thoughts on Egypt.
>>35788506Well, we'll just order a crusade/jihad against the Vatican if that happens.
Mayhap you would need to study them some more in the future.You arrived at Jaffa with Hugh's greeting at the gates. He took you by the shoulder and showed you a small icon."My betrothed," he said, "Carmella of Sicily."It was not of great detail, just a vague feminine outline, but showed a slim body. Hugh was clearly excited of the prospect.He lent you rooms for the night, knowing your business was in Sidon. Letters he bid you give to Lord Gerard while you were there, and could not rightly refuse, as he prepared a ship for escort. He was a good friend, Count Hugh, had accomodated you at every turn. And still you thought, his friendship was not worth Ascelon, or Ioveta.- end Part 1 QnAWilhelm +1 int, +1 warSorry the session was shorter than usual, I've had an exhausting day.
>>35788525Questions here: >>35788442 and >>35788470Also, tell us about more about our new hires? How good are they? Especially curious about Rosalie since we got her with a 65. What would have happened with a crit in the lion hunt? Any mistakes we made?
>>35788525ascelon will be ours alone i guess.
>>35788525how you going?what is Rosalie's main stat?are we reading too much into Rosalie?next thread tomorrow?could we have saved the child?
>>35788525>Sorry the session was shorter than usual, I've had an exhausting day.no problem HF. was honestly not expecting you to actually run after your messages.MC effectively said we need a new squire. How do we recruit one?
>>35788525Are negotiations with Zengi or the southern atabegs possible?Our prisoner Mehmed, is he only good for ransom?
>>35788525Hope everything well okay at the hospitaltell us why frank the frank was the best and why we are stupid for turning him down.
>>35788525Ascelon? no. Ioveta? yes.Hugh is too powerful to piss off for the sake of some saracen fortress by the sea, no matter how grand it is .HF pray tell us the fate of Orlando.Are we gonna meet our danebro at Sidon?What was the contents of Lucca's letter?
>>35788525Did the library of Alexandria contain Rome's ancient airship blueprints?
>>35788537>What would have happened with a crit in the lion hunt?Girl would have survived.> Also, tell us about more about our new hires? How good are they? Especially curious about Rosalie since we got her with a 65.Ibrahim is very good but old. Mohmed has to do some levelling up, but he's decent. Rosalie is competent but unaccomplished. How she does might come down to you in the end.>>35788543> how you going?Getting by. It's too fucking hot though.> are we reading too much into Rosalie?A little bit.>>35788554> How do we recruit one?Find a kid of noble or non-noble birth and offer him the position.>>35788561> Are negotiations with Zengi or the southern atabegs possible?Yes, but be careful if you do.> Our prisoner Mehmed, is he only good for ransom?Well now, what if he is?
>>35788525Is Chiri going to show baby bumps anytime soon?
>>35788573>Is Chiri going to show baby bumps anytime soon?I wouldn't hold my breath, for reasons I won't go into.>>35788567> HF pray tell us the fate of Orlando.Keep playing and you might find out.
>>35788571>Getting by. It's too fucking hot though.lucky fuck nothing but storms & wind down here.>a little bitnot the answer I was hoping for
>>35788573Shh, just focus on her lady lumps.
>>35788585>lucky fuck nothing but storms & wind down here.I would kill to have more storms and wind. I'm getting nostalgic for the floods.
>>35788584>I wouldn't hold my breath, for reasons I won't go into.Damnit, she's probably giving birth every night and eating the children because Zoroastrianism.
>>35788595nigga I am probably as tired as you are thanks to the lightning we got at 3 in the morningnext thread when?
>>35788598She is either barren or taking herbs against pregnancy
>>35788584What can you tell us of the skillset of the potatoes? How will they take to learning new stuff?
>>35788584Casting for any of our new comrades?
>>35788525So would we be able to visit Tripoli after Sidon? It can't be that long by ship.
>>35788585Melbourne is fukd now, tmr is gonna storm and day after is desert
>>35788610They're educated, intelligent girls of adventurous spirit. Clay to be molded.>>35788606Next week, but maybe wednesday/thursday.It was too hot and muggy for me to sleep last night. Need air-con.
>>35788571>what if he is?Then there must be a way to know about his family and holdings.Unless we can somehow get paid for keeping him OUT of Egypt.
>>35788618It wouldn't be, but you're going on specific business. It would very rude to just rock up after the festivities. You aren't a vagabond any more who can just come and go on a whim.
>>35788624>Next week, but maybe wednesday/thursday.Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu-op man you are killing me
>>35788637I think he's saying next sunday, but also maybe wednesday/thursday. i don't know, too sleep deprived to tell anymore
>>35788636Is "power blonde" the right image for Melisende?
It feels like there are a lot of new players or something, because we hit bump limit quick today.
>>35788678Think it was more due to random chatting
>>35788672Yes. But she's not platinum or pale blonde. More layered, a darker blonde.
>>35788698is >>35788644 correct?next Hugo POV when?
>>35788678Combination of new players, chatting, and a lotta discussion aboiut job selections maybe?
>>35788698A friend just shot me this image. It's a pretty good idea about the Rethel family colouration, skin and hair.>>35788714Either this wednesday/thursday or next sunday/monday.When it becomes appropriate, though I do like running as Hugo.I get a bit frustrated that all these other characters are engaging in conversations and subplots -just- off screen, that Wilhelm isn't privy to.
>>35788735>all these other characters are engaging in conversations and subplots -just- off screen[Desire to Hugo Intensifies]
>>35788735I think a pixie cut would look good with a crown.
>>35788735So how is Wilhelm and Hugo's father ?We know that he is hard to impress and he doesnt care much for Hugo. Is some sort of softer Tywinn Lannister or something ?
>>35788749He's just a vague prick most of the time. Less Tywin and more a sane, healthy Gendo Ikari.
>>35788749Genderbent Lucille Bluth
>>35788762That's....actually much more accurate.
>>35788760oh god the Gendo stance is a Koblenz thing isn't it?
>>35788769Wilhelm family breaking out into anatomically incorrect chicken dance when?
>>35788760I vaguely know about Gendo. But never really got into Evangelion.>>35788762However i have no idea who that is
>>35788746Like this, but blonde.
>>35788787Only nuns and other religious inclined women wore their hair short in this period.
>>35788804It'd look really cute.
>>35788782http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kVGNFYjTH8&feature=youtu.be&t=16sAlso known as Mallory Archer in Archer
>>35788804Nah, she hadn't cut her hair yet. It was a plot point, she even mentions its part of being a nun she isn't looking forward to.Adelheid over the course of her relationship with Solomon grew her hair out that long tho.
>>35788812Eh, fuck it. history doesn't write us, we write history.
>>35788812eh I could see lovetta cutting her hair in the event of say......a crusade.
>>35788821>>35788810Well i for one cant wait till we meet him
>>35788826man I just want the rest of the family to just be blown away by the holy land & Wilhelms shenanigans
>>35788812has the poor girl recut her hair?
>>35788838Father probably let Wilhelm go to the Holy Lands in the hope he would grow up and stop fucking every girl in sight. If so he will be in for a dissapointment when he founds out his son is sleeping with a heathen
>>35788821Is poor Hugo the GOB of the family?
>>35788848Our younger sister apparently used to torment Hugo with the fact that she is true-born and he is not
>>35788854If that's as far as it went, I'd wager they were standard siblings.
>>35788846>Fucked two women right of the bat after arriving in the holy land>stole a pleasure slave that he hasn't stopped fucking since>Seduced & got betrothed to a Princess>Dad's face when
>>35788854So what you are telling me is that they are only half-siblings? And she's younger than him to boot?
>>35788889they sound evil I will enjoy setting them upon Baldwin
>>35788867>And still no grandchildren
>>35788889Hugo will have his revenge then
>>35788908We keep the Frog Prince on the DL.
We're still set on all four sisters, right?
>>35788923Froggys going to meet with a nasty accident in the near future, I can feel it.
>>35788960No, Ioveta and maybe the Queen or bust. Lets not forget that Alice is already married with a daughter.
>>35788821Quick, was Frank the right option on which doctor to hire?
>>35788974Alice is a widow.
>>35788983Is it legal for a man to cheat on his widow?
>>35788982I'm tempted to taunt you, but you guys did pick the correct doctor.
>>35788992Too spooky for me
>>35788996So did we do anything wrong this session?
>>35788996Yay, deus volvo!
>>35788996Solomons war upper or lower 90's?
>>35789020You didnt save the little girl, you monster
>>35789020Nothing wrong, just different consequences.
>>35789034but Anon then he can't pursue lord lu bu.
>>35789037what could different consequences have been?
>>35789037Do the peasants think us a cool guy?
>>35789037Is there anything you can tell us about the rest of the family. How the sisters and mother is?
>>35789043Well you could have improved your relationships with different characters and in different ways, or invested your energy in different long term goals.>>35789049They think you're okay.>>35789055Your two sisters, last you remember, were half-grown brats. Your mother is an odd, quiet woman who has very stark moods.You didn't spend much time with them after becoming a squire at ten.
>>35789031We tried our best.
And I just realised I forgot to put in 'priest' as an important adviser you need to send for. Damn it.
We should get our sisters to the Holy Land. We can betroth them to nobles in exchange for troops.
>>35789080what are our chances of screwing up ascalon?
>>35788525>He was a good friend, Count Hugh, had accomodated you at every turn. And still you thought, his friendship was not worth Ascelon, or Ioveta.I can see it now:>We're at a war meeting for the siege of Ascalon.>The question of who the leader of the coalition will be comes up.>We say, "I suggest my lord, Count Hugh.">Count Hugh says, "Yes, alright then.>"I accept the position of GRAND COMMANDER.">10 years later we wreck his shit.
>>35789110Isn't that a spoiler?Right now, if you attacked tomorrow, you'd be fucked.
>>35789115But anon, 10 years later we'll be too busy ruling Egypt.
>>35789110The thing is, we're not going to screw up when it comes to Ascalon.
>>35789115>we pull a Guandu>Wilhelms face when
How long have we had that prisoner?
who is best Potato?
>>35789237Two months? Maybe three?
>>35789243Etain. I like pale girls with dark hair though.
>>35789091how fucked are we?
>>35789091>Seneschal: (none)Forgot to put Alice there mate
>>35789386Fuck i meant Rosalie.Also we should send someone to Constantinople to look for Engineers and Army Trainers.
>>35789398Oooooh this is a good idea. Get a Greek siege engineer, a mercenary captain with some mercs and maybe steal some Greek fire.
>>35789440I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really want a fire sword.
>>35789440>Implying we won't hire a crackhouse greek who ends up making fucking Napalm>Implying we won't call it lion's fire
>>35789398>>35789440not sure how much use it'll be to us.To be honest, we wont be bringing alot of troops with us to take the city.
>>35789461We are gonna need Engineers for siege weapons, besides we also need to repair our city wall and a Greek Mercenary Captain would be an excellent trainer for our troops
>>35789472wont that be under solomon?considering that hes mostly training the 15 fresh green troops that were added to our strength (since the queen's own and tancred's men should be well trained), i dont think we need an additional trainer.
>>35789461We need as many good troops as we can get. Good mercs can be found in Constantinople. We need to build siege engines for the siege and we need to repair Ramla, Greeks are good engineers.
>>35789511Well the Greek Captain would be an experienced drill instructor and it would open Solomon up for doing other things.
>>35789523Ofcourse i hope HF could say if this is a idiotic or okay idea
>>35789516I am honestly not sure how much upkeep our community can support when the muster of a 800 population is only 15.
>>35789536One thing is for sure: it's an expensive idea.
>>35789550Not if we break their ankles!
>>35789550Maybe not the mercs, but the trainer and Engineer would be a worthwhile investment
Pretty sure Engineer is a must if we're going to be getting into sieges.
>>35789578This anon speaks the truth. We can recruit common soldiers from the local Christians, but we need experts to be officers and specialists.
Miners too. We should get miners.
>>35789711The engineer would probably be in charge of sapping.
>>35789743can't risk precious engineers on digging collapsable tunnels anon
>>35789762Obviously he would be directing it. He wouldn't be in the tunnels, that's for peasants and the soldiers protecting them.
How the hell are we going to test Rose's skill as a strategist
>>35789871You mean the Seneschal? She manages the household, she doesn't lead troops.