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 2It is the Year of Our Lord, 1134.You are Wilhelm, Lord of Ramla.And you are currently lodging in Jaffa with your friend, Count Hugh, on your way to Sidon to be entertained by Lord Gerard.A ship awaits you in Jaffa's harbour, a Cypriot vessel with the colours of the island province of the Greeks fluttering from the mast. Boats are called to bring you and your companions aboard, manned by swarthy Greeks with thick, hairy arms and backs, stripped to the waist under the hot Levantine sun. Hardy Peasant stock that had been living at sea more than they ever had on land, who worked their oars and ported goods with the practiced ease of hard years of experience.You wait upon the shore with Hugh, who watches the lapping waves and distant ships with a smile, squinting into the slow rising sun. He is one of those lucky sorts who can live off four hours rest and still have the keen wits of a well rested man. You are not so lucky.A late night of private revelry with your slave girl, Chihirizahd, has left you sloop eyed and struggling with the mounds of sleep that burdened your lashes. Only a quick breakfast has given you any energy, and you face the coming trip with a groan and mounting irritation in your chest.Hugh does not stand alone, his sister has also come to bid you farewell. A pretty young woman whose hand you had passed over, none the less she treated you with great charity, a curtsy and pledge of friendship, as generous as her brother in her manners.
"You must return this way," she said, gifting you with a bundle of cheese wrapped in good linen, "You are a treasured guest.""Christmas!" Hugh said with a great thrust of his hand, "A guest of honour. It is going to be quite a Christmas. My royal cousins shall likewise be there. A celebration of both Christ's birth and our Queen's victory."You mutter some agreement, but Christmas is still some time away. As you step off into the boat with your squire beside you, Hugh reaches out a hand. "Be in God's Grace," he said with that ready grin.You smiled back and took the hand. "You as well Count Jaffa," you said, and it was the inexorable pull of the earthly tied that broke your grip.The Greeks did not speak as they laboured you to their ship. Swarthy hands helped you mount, and you were greeted by the captain himself."Konstantinos," he said with a smart bow, "I take you to Sidon." Though you spook Greek well he insisted on Latin, though his Latin was halting and broken. He was not the largest man in his crew, he was quite slim and seemed smaller under his wide brimmed hat. A dark narrow man rather than small as such."My thanks captain," you said, and gave a slight bow.You were not the only passenger Konstantinos had taken aboard. Other travelers and pilgrims littered his deck, doing their best not to interfere with the running of his ship. A grey faced pair of priests stood by the prow, and further behind a young Greek nobleman with a tall bodyguard with axe looped over his shoulder. Some common folk that could pay their passage too, a collection of farmer workers both young and old given leave to make the holy pilgrimage.Your party, your soldiers and companions, drew the most attention and took up the most space, but Count Hugh's gold had killed any disgruntlement before it could even arise from the crew.> spend time with a companion (nominate)> spend time with one of the strangers on the ship (the captain, the greek, the priests)
>>36511162The Greek! Welcome back HF
>>36511162> spend time with one of the strangers on the ship (the captain, the greek, the priestsCaptain.
>>36511162>> spend time with a companion (nominate)Either Chiri or Sabeen, We met them both in Sidon the first time, and would like to see what they think of returning. Also we still owe Sabeen that favour
>>36511162>> spend time with one of the strangers on the ship (the captain, the greek, the priests)Greecians>inb4 Byzantine successors
>>36511162>> spend time with one of the strangers on the ship (the captain, the greek, the priests)Greeks, also welcome back HF!
>>36511401Hope one of them is a Engineer or something useful we can convince to join us
> he's backYes I am, and thank you!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B62P6Gm9jpEWriting.
>>36511414They might be nobles who can get us connections too. We are in the gather allies phase of the quest right now I think
So. What is the odds that Gerad has taken Jehanne as a concubine ?
>>36511456Might be a step up from being Froggy's abused wife
>>36511414more likely Byzantine scion I mean dude has a bodyguard who looks Varangian
>>36511454That we are. Should also try see if we can find allies with the holy orders. Gonna need their knights and they ought to be as tired of eqyptian raiders as we are
>>36511454>>36511481we won some heads when we #REKT Faulk off the top of my head>Tripoli>Sicily >Templarsmay have some interest in our venture.
>>36511530Time to charm up lady Lucca and get the Italians once we get to Sidon
>>36511479God, I wish we could get the ex-Varagian, ex-bandit, current slave guy as our bodyguard soon. Probably not happening
So just a thought but we might be able to get the backing of a merchant republic if we offer them a monpoly on trade, for a decade or so in the city we plan on taking
>>36511587We can ask Gerad or a favour maybe once we get to Sidon.>>36511592Aye. I think that is the most likely thing to happen, let them get monopoly and a district in the city in return for money, ships and mercs
>>36511612not even, we can simply ''borrow'' him as he is relevant to our ''plans''
>>36511612>>36511592If we are lucky we might be able to play one or two of them against each other to see which will support us the most
>>36511655Just tell them that if they wont support us we will have to go to Venice since i am sure they would love to get a hand in on the eastern trade that Geona has pretty much been dominating
The Greek nobleman was a delicate young fellow, clean shaven and comely of some teenage years. Perhaps sixteen at a guess. He wore a scowl that just made him look all the more boyish, as if to hide his youth through rough expression. His mouth had a natural pout to it, and long lashes shadowed green eyes. When you approached across the rocking deck his eyes first narrowed, but then he leaned back against the railing and forced a smile upon his face.The man beside him was tall, yellow haired and moustach'd, wearing a steel cuirass of lamellar plates interlocked across his chest and shoulders, arms guarded by chain. He did not effect a smile, but continued his glower as you approached, though made no menacing gesture with his long axe."Hail and well met," the young Greek said, voice sweet and not yet broken by puberty. Perhaps younger than you had thought, simply tall."I am Wilhelm," you said, offering a hand, "Lord of Ramla."The Greek did not take your hand, but gave it a small smile. Instead he touched heart and gave a slight bow. "And I am Stylianos Doukas," he said, "This is my bodyguard Ethelred." The guard, the Englishman, just nodded."You journey to Sidon?" you asked, taking up beside the boy against the railing.Stylianos gave both a nod and a shrug. "I travel to whichever port will have me," he said, "And seek a meeting with their lord. If it is not Sidon it shall be Tripoli, and if there is no luck even there, perhaps my journey shall spiral out further, into the West.""You are a vagabond?"Stylianos shrugged again. "Not the wrong word, I am seeking a helper if you will. My lands are not secure, and I've need of allies. More accurate to say, my cousin's lands are in peril. A shared uncle seeks to force her into marriage, to claim them. I am doing what I can on her behalf. Last I was in Cyprus, speaking with the lord of the island, but my fellow Romans offer little aid. I thought perhaps you Levantines might be more accommodating."
>>36511765To that you could not speak, being new to these lands yourself and only recently made a lord, but your judgement of Lord Gerard was not one of a generous or particularly valiant host.The boy watched the waves, his scowl turning into a deep frown, pout growing larger still. he looked more boy than man and near maid rather than boy. It wouldn't be easy to win the support of the warrior types of Jerusalem with such soft features. The Greek crew struck up a song in their native tongue as they worked, their voices lilting across the deck, thick with the salt of the sea and the baking of the sun.> council the boy on what you know of the Jerusalem lordship> keep your council to yourself
>>36511784>> council the boy on what you know of the Jerusalem lordshipLets teach the boy, we may be of help to him and he can help us in return
>>36511784Can we council the boy without bad mouthing our allies? Informative but not insulting. Put that 90 plus cha to good use.
>>36511784>council the boy on what you know of lordshipBut mention that you have just recently been made a lord yourself. Be super polite
>>36511808>Can we council the boy without bad mouthing our allies? Informative but not insulting.Of course.
>>36511784>Doukas>[Hearty laugh intensifies]''Lad this is a god graced meeting for the both of us''>> council the boy on what you know of the Jerusalem lordship
>>36511787More like dorkass am I right
>>36511784> council the boy on what you know of the Jerusalem lordshipWith these >>36511808 , >>36511828 in mind.
>>36511784>> council the boy on what you know of the Jerusalem lordship
Think we could convince Solomon to go back to Nubia and see if he can rally any support there? Ought to be a few Nubians who would love to see Eqypt humbled
>>36511784> council the boy on what you know of the Jerusalem lordshiphttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf367DhT_fk1:25
>>36512049I remember Solomon said something about leaving his fiancee behind to marry his brother. Might be some complicated history there and he could be super reluctant.Worth asking if we go about it delicately though
>>36512049the only forseeable way they could help us is by engaging in a pronged offensive when we go crusading properly into the Nile.
>>36512092THey are going to become emperors
>>36512107He could maybe get some to sail to Jerusalem through Eliate and maybe convince some of the Nubian lords to go raiding eqypt south so their attention will be pointed away from ascalon
>>36512125they'd still have to march & fight through Fatimid territory like Solomon di->army of Solomon tier soldiers
>>36512177Actually Jerusalem got a port to the Red Sea still. So they can just sail right past Eqypt
>>36512201the army would still be travelling through Fatimid or Seljuk territory & no Jerusalem doesn't have a port in the red sea.
>>36512231Check a map. They havnt lost Eliat yet
It was not your habit to disparage a fellow nobleman, least of all one you had common cause and alliance with such as Lord Gerard, but still you had to speak lest the boy petition Lord Gerard and find he is wasting his time or worse, finds himself delivered to this powerful uncle. So you speak, but choose your words carefully."Lord Gerard and I have had many dealings together in the short time I have known him," you start, which draws the head of Stylianos, a hopeful glint in his eyes, "In that time I think I have come to know his character. He has his moments, if he gives his word he will keep it. Yes, you can trust the man to mean what he says and carry out any promise to the letter. Getting his word however, not so easy. He does not give of himself freely unless he has much to gain from it."Stylianos's head dipped in thought, a nod.You grip the boy by the shoulder which causes him to startle. Ethelred moved forward a fraction, eyes widening, but Stylianos waved him down."If its a friend you need, Count Hugh is the one you want. Though his attention is elsewhere for now and help delayed by it. Though Gerard and Hugh are friends, their character is much different. Hugh is a generous man, and gives even to his poorest guests what he can."Stylianos smiles, politely removing your hand from his shoulder. "You seem a friendly man yourself Lord Ramla," he said."I have been a stranger in a strange land as well," you said, "These Lords of Jerusalem, I do not think their friendship is easily won, with few exception. They are a people at war, and distrust strangers.""Romans least of all I should think," Stylianos said with a chuckle, "My Emperor and your king quarrel over Antioch.""Jerusalem has no king," you corrected him.Stylianos' smile again became a frown, and a hand came to his chin, a thought born in that mind with green eyes glittering.
>>36512300"I thank you for your council," he said."Tell me Stylianos, if I might be so informal," you pause for his answer."You may," he said with incline of his head."Are you related to the great generals of the East?" the name Doukas was far famed, and had echoed even for centuries as the commanders of the great armies of the Eastern Romans.Stylianos smiled. "A distant branch," he said, "Of Anatolia."You nod. It was a large family with many reaching branches. Even now a Doukas was engaged to a daughter of Emperor John, and expected to contest for the throne.With the boy so gripped in thought you could only make the most meaningless of conversation. Soon enough the sun was retreating under the curve of the earthly sphere, making its course around the earth to wake the folk in Far Cathay.The day past and you retired to your chamber for the evening. Hugo had prepared your bedding, and even assembled your shatranj set upon the table. He had a bruise above his left eye."Fighting?" you said."Jacques," he replied, knuckling his bruise. Etienne's squire. Hugo did not seem upset by his bruise, rather he had a tough grin on his face.You remembered, as a lord with more duties that you could use another squire or two. Leaving so much on Hugo's shoulders was not fair to the boy, who grew more restless with every day.> retire for the night> call a companion or passenger for a game of Shatranj
>>36512320>> call a companion or passenger for a game of ShatranjDorkas I think
>>36512320>> call a companion or passenger for a game of ShatranjSir Etienne. Lets get to know him first.
>>36512320> call a companion or passenger for a game of Shatranj>Stylianos and raise INT as a stat
>>36512320>Hugo did not seem upset by his bruise, rather he had a tough grin on his face.Ohhh. I sure hope there is a squire tourny at the festival.Also get Chiri to pour us some wine
Aww yeahhh, Crusader Quest time.>>36512320> call a companion or passenger for a game of ShatranjEtienne
>>36512320>You remembered, as a lord with more duties that you could use another squire or two. Leaving so much on Hugo's shoulders was not fair to the boy, who grew more restless with every day.>Stupid fucks get another player so you can play as hugo god fucking dammit I have so much stuff setup fuck!the greek boy & let us train Int!
>>36512518First of all we need to find a candidate. We passed the last one when we were still a landless knight.
>>36512551we can look for candidates in our holdings when we return to Ramla
>>36512551We need a reverse trap obviously I kid, but it would be nice to have a squire that's a little different from Hugo as well.
You send Hugo to invite Stylianos around for an evening game, if he had an interest. You instruct Chihirizahd to wait upon you with wine to pour. Stylianos arrives in the company of your squire, his large English bodyguard still by his side, a blond shadow at the door."A game?" you offer.Stylianos sits hesitantly, and when Chihirizahd offers him a cup of wine, takes it with a little suspicion. Though she wore clothes that clung to every curve, she drew no eye from the young nobleman, who sat and sniffed at his wine."I do not mean to disrespect," he said, swirling the wine, "Only that I have enemies. When I started on my journey, I had two bodyguards."Still, he eventually pressed the cup to his lips and took a small sip.Chihirizahd offered you a cup as well not rising from her knees, a silent, obedient slave. But you saw her eyes were on the boy, and from him to the bodyguard by the door."A game would be good," he said, thumbing the bishop, "We could both use the distraction."> roll 1d100, average of three (stat to raise is int)
>>36512551I would suggest the girl we tried to save last thread but.... y'know she kinda dead.>Wilhelm will never have a horribly scarred girl as his squire.
We should also find a match for him at some point. Maybe Hugh's sister ?
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>36512619Haha, time for dice rolls
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>36512619
Rolled 82 (1d100)
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>36512619>> roll 1d100, average of three (stat to raise is int)
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>36512619
>>36512634>>36512636Just like old times
>>36512634>>36512636>>36512656>>36512657>>36512661of course the dice gods mock us with good rolls after the the first three
>>36512619>Chihirizahd offered you a cup as well not rising from her knees, a silent, obedient slave. But you saw her eyes were on the boy, and from him to the bodyguard by the door.Good. good. She is paying attention. Our beautiful eyes and ears
>>36512634>>36512636>>36512656>>36512657>>36512661yup this is crusader quest alright
>>36512680The dice gods do not forget their grievances so easily foolish Crusader Quest.
[Insert obligatory whining about average of 3, and shameless promotion of best of three]
>>36512764It's way too early in the thread to shitpost
>>36512795Mongrel I do as I please.
You set your pieces against each other, and give the boy the first move. He does not drink much as you play. Having been raised in the Empire, he was a knowledgeable student of the game, and you found yourself perplexed by some of his manoeuvres. Still, it was a long game, of captured pawns and positioned knights.The boy gave a laugh as he took your queen, and when he settled you in check-mate, a great clap of his hands. You and your companions all politely applauded."I thank you for the game, my lord," he said, and offered you his hand. You took it and shook, sharing a smile, though i truth you hated to lose.He rose from his chair, finishing his wine and setting the cup aside."Perhaps in Sidon we may continue this company," he said."Mayhap," you replied, showing him to the door.Ethelred gave you a nod as he escorted his master out into the dark sea night.When you were done Hugo put away the set. Chihirizahd sighed, finishing your wine for you, and took up your cot."Interesting young man," you said, unbuckling your sword."Young man?" Chihirizahd said with a raised brow and curled smirk as you drew onto the cot.> send Hugo away, you had a mind for privacy...> Hugo can stay, there'll be nothing like that tonight
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>36512829>> send Hugo away, you had a mind for privacy...Rolling to avoid ED
>>36512829>> send Hugo away, you had a mind for privacy..."...Hes not?"
>>36512829>> send Hugo away, you had a mind for privacy...Ohhhhh wonderful Chiri
>>36512829>"Young man?" Chihirizahd said with a raised brow and curled smirk as you drew onto the cot.oh?
>>36512829He did seem a bit girlish...Don't send Hugo away I don't think we've properly asked him about his many adventures whilst we were imprisoned or why he developed a fondness for our captor yet.
>>36512829>"Young man?" Chihirizahd said with a raised brow and curled smirk as you drew onto the cot.oh?OH! we trap now
>>36512829>> send Hugo away, you had a mind for privacy...Overcompensate for the tingling you felt for the Greek boy, convince yourself that you are totally straight
>>36512829>> Hugo can stay, there'll be nothing like that tonight
>>36512936Its not gay if its a greek anon
>>36512969It's not gay if it's Cyprus anon
>>36512931That depends on how cute Wilhelm looks without a beard.
>>36512936>>36512969>>36512975Apparently it was a reverse-trap anyways. Quickly, roll to seduce.
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>36513139rollan
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>36513139I got this
>>36513139Noooo, the Queen will cut our heads off! Maybe even Iovetta will get angry. I just imagined her arminherself up with repeating crossbows, chainmail, throwing axes, sword and dagger, and holy hand grenade. It's kinda turning me on...
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>36513139
>>36513164Roll succeeds!>>36513180Turns out he's not a reverse trap after all >>36513191And he has a huge Greek serpent hidden in his pants
>>36513164>>36513180>>36513191R-retreat for now! We may have lost this spaghetti, but we don't need to lose our meatballs as well!
"Hugo," you said as you looked upon the Kurdish girl laid upon your cot, her skirts drawn up and legs bare to the thigh, "Go and see what Sabeen is up to." You were starting with your belt, and Hugo just sighed with a nod, slipping out.You drew off your tabard, and then your under tunic."Now what did you mean by that?" you asked as you drew off your undergarments, hunched bare chested above the cot, above the woman, casting her in your shadow.Chihirizahd ran a hand across her collar, eyeing you up and down, across. "Hmm?" she murmured, "What did I say?"You give a playful scowl. "Devil woman," you say, grabbing her by the neck and by the backside, pulling her up as you forced yourself down upon her.She gave an excited breathy laugh, her hands winding through your dark hair."Your new friend," she said, "Does not sit like a man, does not have the carriage, though she affects it well." She kissed your neck, and trailed a kiss down to your chest. She reached down and.."Hmm," you give a soft groan."I do not know why she disguises her sex, but she is no man. Does that disappoint you, did that excite you a little?" her dark eyes glittered, "The pretty Roman boy fawning over the big, manly German?""You are a wicked, sinful creature," you said, but kissed her full on the mouth, your hand sliding down and filling with her large soft flesh. She moaned against your mouth, and you against her hand.When your mouths parted she spoke in a low heated voice. "A woman does what she must to survive this world. She learns to see, and not see," she said, "And she learns what she must do."
>>36513245>"And she learns what she must do."
>>36513245"What do you want to do?" you asked, hand sliding down across her navel, feeling that flat belly, dancing the edge of her skirt."I want-" you broke her sentence with a kiss, and when with drew her face was red and flustered, grin wide. "I want to-" again you interrupt her, that she near pushes you off, batting at your chest with her small fists. But she does not push you off, she surrenders against your press, her hands reaching around your shoulders, pulling you down, pulling you in....The afterglow across you both is slow to leave as she rests within your arms, cradled against your chest and lap, your hand upon her hip, the other lost in her sweat locked hair. She snores softly, a now familiar little song that ushers you to sleep as well.You wake to find Chihirizahd combing out her hair, your clothes set for the next day. You dress, and kiss her lightly upon the back of the neck. You saw her smile, and a blush in her cheek.On the deck Sabeen and Etienne watch as the squires duel with wooden swords."Care to make a wager?" Etienne said to the woman, who had darkened another shade already under the sea sun, so that she was now as dark as Solomon."Gambling is sinful," she said, "But I put ten on Hugo."Etienne nods, shaking out the coin.Others watch as well, passengers and crew alike. Many were making wagers of their own. Even the priests were exchanging small coins. You spot 'Stylianos' in the shade of the mast, and 'he' gave you a friendly nod. Armed with Chihirizahd's knowledge, you do note the hose presses a bit too close to the crotch, that there is the slightest curve to the chest that seemed suspicious.> cheer on Hugo> cheer on Jacques> stay silent
>>36513280>> cheer on Hugo
>>36513280>> cheer on HugoGo little brother!
Guys, guys, guys, what if Stylianos became our squire?
>>36513280>> cheer on HugoNaturally, little bro took on the psychic guardsmen of Jerusalem for us.
>>36513280>> stay silent>[Talent searching Intensifies]
>>36513280>> cheer on Hugo"Fight, brother! Fight as if you are the Lion of Koblenz!"<insert big shit eating grin>
>>36513280>"Pfft, dueling with blunted swords is kids' stuff. Real men play Blitzball."
>>36513320That would please my dick, but probably not realistic
>>36513428But what if we run into Sauron or whatever, and we get murdered with "Damn, should have trained that one girl" as our last thoughts?
"Hugo!" you came to stand beside Sabeen, "Give him one for the Rhine, two for Lothair, and three for the Pope!" You shout it in German, so that only the two of you understand. Hugo blocks a blow and winds into a thrust for Jacques' chest, but the slight boy slips away, sword up before him, off hand shadowing the hilt."Come on Hugo!" Sabeen has a hand up, bouncing on the heels of her feet with a wide grin. She whistles hard.The crew it seemed favoured the darker Jacques, whose own knight was shouting advice in French, side-eyeing you as he did so. That damned romantic tongue, you would need to learn it soon. Your men-at-arms seemed equally split. Those older troops who had served with you before Jerusalem gave cheers and claps for your squire, while those who had joined after seemed more fond of the French slip.The squires circled one another, swords testing for an opening, feet shuffling carefully across the rolling deck."Come on Hugo, come on," Sabeen muttered, eyes very wide on your brother.> roll 1d100, best of three
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>36513470
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>36513470pls
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>36513470BESTOFTHREEA BEST
>>36513480The Lion Cub! The Lion Cub!
>>36513479>Hugo died, fell overboard and got eaten by a shark.
>>36513480[Zhou yun intensifies]
>>36513479>>36513480Thank our Judeo-Christian God that Nat 1s aren't auto fails in best of three.
>>36513489Nah, Hugo's gonna walk a different path. How does Hound Pup sound?
>>36513502>>36513499Dont worry it is best of three. That natural 1 doesnt count
>>36513519Adorable and non-threateningJust like Hugo!
>>36513507I love how he did that fire attack and fought his way through the burning fleet and back out again to rescue his lord's son.
>>36513479>>36513480Man, Dice Gods being finicky tonight.Quick, someone make a sacrifice!
>>36513543You might be slightly confused
>>36513470>"Give him one for the Rhine, two for Lothair, and three for the Pope!">>36513480>Rolled 96 (1d100)That's right Hugo, fuck him up. For the Pope.
>>36513557>>36513562What, don't tell me you've never heard of Sun Ce's best friend who went on to serve the three sworn brothers as they traveled across the land?
>>36513592But anon, Sun Ce was a nobody who got executed by Lu Bu
>>36513597Nah, that was Ling Cao. Sun Ce's still alive and plotting vengeance.
>>36513592Zhou yu not Zhou yun anon
>>36513620Ling Cao got 360 no-scope sniped while he was plotting to take over all of Japan with his burning ambition
They circled and met for a pass, seemingly equal in skill. Then Jacques came in with a big sweep.Hugo ducked low against the cut to his head, and gave a lunging thrust as he did. Jacques fell with a choke, sword dropped and hand to his throat, but he only fell, and was soon back on his feet massaging his throat.Etienne gave an unhappy little glower as he passed Sabeen the money, who was all grins. It was barely in her pouch before she was running over to Hugo.Hugo lowered his sword and was helping Jacques to his feet when Sabeen had her arms around his shoulder from behind, pulling him into a sisterly hug.He blushed strongly as she kissed the crown of his mopped curls.You came and clapped his shoulder. "Well struck," you said, and he gave you a grin. The boy was growing taller. Soon enough he'd be a height with Sabeen, and possibly even match you before he was done. Thicker in the shoulders and arms too. The boy was starting the process of becoming a man, caught in that gangly period of transition, all deer limbed and awkward. He had a very light beard beginning to grow upon his chin."Your squire is developing quite the sword arm," Etienne said, taking his own by the shoulder."Hugo has some experience as a soldier, he's steady with a spear as well," Sabeen said, patting the boy on the arm."I prefer wrestling," he said, and for some reason that comment made Sabeen both grin and fidget."A knight is not just a warrior however," Etienne said, "He is a man of Christ and of the Court as well. Be sure to court the mental sphere, and the spiritual, lest your martial skill be spun out with no direction."
>>36513647godammit I'm an idiot
>>36513681"Yes sir," Hugo bowed to the Gascon knight, who bristled his fussy little moustache and nodded in turn, slowly smiling."Come Jacques, let us review your swordplay," he said, steering his squire aside. Jacques gave Hugo a tongue and raised finger as he went, behind his knight's back."Next time it'll be my victory," the dark squire said, but Hugo just scoffed.Making friends wherever he went...> nominate a companion or passenger to spend time with until you reached Sidon
>>36513699>> nominate a companion or passenger to spend time with until you reached SidonLets talk with Hugo
>>36513699>Hugo! Let's try to set him up a date with Sabeen. While they're on that date, ask around to see if a christian male can marry a muslim woman.
>>36513748That's sad, then.
>>36513770we already did that, we don't wanna come on too strong
>>36513699Hugo could offer him to teach him how to play a instrument if he so wish and give him a few teachings about court stuff
>>36513699Bro down with Hugo
>>36513811Hugo isn't all too good at either of those things and you want him to start teaching!?
>>36513853No i meant we should start teaching him
>>36513699Knightly virtues lesson with hugo
>>36513699Take Etienne's advice and teach Hugo the finer points of being a Knight.Namely, that of a Bard Knight!
>>36513878We should also come clean with him that a romance with Sabeen probably wouldn't end too well for the two of them, what with Hugo's friends in Jerusalem, and Sabeen's father
>>36513888>teach him to be a Bard Knight>Generally ignore common sense, charm the fuck out of people, and stick your dick in every woman you canWell...triples confirm. DEUS VAULT.
>>36513925Truely Bard Knight is best Knight
>>36513925Isn't it odd how that turned out, what with Wilhelm already betrothed and owning a paramour, and plans drawn up for Hugo to keep bedding that one guy's sister, the mead maidens, and Sabeen.
>>36513908I would support this with the caveat that we would do whatever is in our power to assist him if he decides to court her anyways. While the Muslim punishment for apostasy is death, we can probably shield then from such concerns, even as a petty nobleman.
>>36513993But her dad tho
>>36514016What Malik doesnt know wont hurt HugoBesides, it is obivious that this thing is a one way street for poor Hugo
>>36513699>Teach Hugo the Magnificent Will Shot Mk. III
>>36514033>What Malik doesnt knowit's his daughter he's gonna know
>>36514057Dude... our girlfriend died when we tried to Blitz with her. Do you really want to relive that tragedy?
>>36514113>our girlfriend died when we tried to Blitz with herWhat?
>>36514131She drowned when she was out bathing
>>36514131Yeah, she drowned because she couldn't forget that she needed to breathe.
>>36514131Read the archive, anon. You got a lot to catch up on, but the long and short of it is that said lover drowned in the Rhine River.>>36514081And when Papa Malik does: Pic related.
Hey, I have a theory: The pope is evil and must be stopped.
>>36514113God Willed that she die so Wilhelm could get 14 year old princess pussy
>>36514197Christian god is best god
You draw Hugo by the shoulder over to the shadows of the cabin. He elbows you in the soft part of your belly, still grinning."Feels good to fight someone my own size for a change," he said.You draw him a cool drink of water from the fresh water barrel and he gulps it down gladly."How are you getting on, little brother?" you said.His smile slipped a little and he shrugged. "Well enough," he said, and you saw his eyes rove over to Sabeen, and he took another gulp of water. She was an attractive woman, though not the sort you usually favoured. Her dark skin now truly black from the hot sun, and mop of curls a shadow across cat like eyes, a snub of a nose above a thick smiling mouth. Not just her exotic features, but her muscled tone was also unusual. You had known few women who rode as men did, and fewer that fought as well.Only a brief glimpse of an Italian noble lady under arms spied in Tuscany, had you seen a woman similarly so fierce.In truth, though you could not deny her comely features, such women had no great appeal to you.But the way Hugo's eyes would light when she passed with that long, bold stride, said enough that a confession was not necessary."Love is a funny thing," you said, "It respects no borders, no divide of kingdom or god. It is the greater disruption, you could say."Hugo turned a confused look upon you."But men make laws to curtail love, and enforce those laws strictly." For the crime of a Christian man and a Muslim woman in love, that punishment was castration, and the loss of a fair woman's nose. You did not speak the grizzly details, but the paling of his face told you Hugo was aware."Not that it matters," Hugo spoke with a bitter tongue, "When one considers the other a boy, and doesn't return the feeling."You turned your eyes to Sabeen again. She spoke with one of your soldiers, and gave you a nod when she saw you, a smile when that gaze drifted to Hugo.
>>36514208That's not how you spell Zeus
>>36514257"You will be a man grown, very soon," you said, "And none will be able to deny that."You leaned back against the cabin wall, drinking the cool water. "Did I ever tell you about the woman I first courted?" you said. Hugo nodded. "She was a cousin, but not close. We, my knight and I, were at her father's holdings. A simple tower with some farms, much like Ramla but nestled in Lorraine. She was older than me, and when we first met I was the awkward boy." You drained your cup. "The first step is to get them to recognise you as a man. I did so by spearing a boar on a hunt.""And the rest?" Hugo asked.You shrugged. "No two women are alike."He settled back, his face a stormy expression, blonde curls falling across his face."Cheer up lad," you said, "Another way to get a woman to notice you, is to court other women." He gave you a disbelieving look and you chuckled. "Women want a man that other women want. It is a bit circular, I know. I do not claim to understand the working of the woman mind, even the greatest philosophers fail at such a gargantuan task. But think on our mothers'. What other men do they have?""None that I know," he said."And think on, say, old Humbert. He is loyal to his wife, but she would cat about all over town with any strapping lad." You had some fond memories of Humbert's wife."Uh, hmm," he frowned, it did not seem your lesson sat well with him."You will understand in time," you said, ruffling his hair.The days past and you spoke much on such subjects with Hugo, until finally Sidon appeared on the horizon. The sea-fortress a dagger jutting out of the coast line. It had been some time since last you'd spied that city, and the companions you had left behind within."Finally," Sabeen said, "I tire of this constant rocking."The ship pulled in to port, watched from towers either side of the harbour mouth.> who will you visit? (Lord Gerard, Lady Lucca, Sir Matthis' family)> wander the streets instead
>>36514280>Lord GerardWe could also visit Lady Lucca for Genoa support.But Gerard and Lucca have to come first before anything else.
>>36514280>> who will you visit? (Lord Gerard, Lady Lucca, Sir Matthis' family)Lady Lucca first.Time to show off the lion helmet
>>36514280>> who will you visit? (Lord Gerard, Lady Lucca, Sir Matthis' family)Gerard, Lucca, Netorare in that order
>>36514328>>36514301If we visit Gerad first we will most likely get stuck in court for a while, better to visit our friends on the way to the castle
>>36514280>> Lady LuccaSquare away that side business of "Deliver the Message" that we started a long fucking time ago.Then we head straight to Lord Gerard.Sir Mathis' is old history now. We could skip him and his knocked up woman if we choose.
>>36514343Good point, although I worry that we would be paying Gerard disrespect by not visiting him first.>>36514301Still switching my vote to Lucca
>>36514352Aww. Dont be like that anon. It would be nice to meet Jehanne again
>>36514352Jehanne was a good girl!
>>36514364Yeah, and we could even see if the frog has to raise a lion now.
>>36514364>>36514379And what the hell do we have to associate with Mathis?"Heya Froggie, how're ya and yer ponsy woman? By the way, I denounced your traitorous asshat of a friend and now he's probably dead in the streets of Jerusalem after the little Cicero uprising I did. If he's alive, he's probably wandering the wastes like the ass that he is."Seriously, dude-man's a link to Orlandouche and we don't wanna associate with him.
>>36514352hey don't bash the Jehanne redheads are my fetish
>>36514429Landless isn't all that bad, he just got way too power-hungry.
>>36514429>OrlandouchePoor Orlando. I still wish we had beat the shit out of him then let him earn his way back into the fold.
Hey, we could try singing one of our songs over at Sir Matthis, you know, the one about how when we're on a trip to some place, the Sun is a pain in the ass and not cute at all, but later on, it's much more pleasant with its orange rays peering over mountains and glistening rivers. Then the song describes how the night is cold, and then the next morning rose the sun along with the moon. Basically, this is a nonsense song that's going to have to rely on a catchy melody. Also, FFUUUUCK, we still don't know French, this song ain't gonna work.
>>36514502Yeah, with how hurt he was after us denouncing him I think he honestly thought he was doing the best that could be done with the situation. I still feel bad for him the poor dumb sod. Though if he hasn't killed himself or been killed I'm pretty sure a meeting would only end in blood.
>>36514562If he comes begging for forgiveness i would be tempted to give him a chance to redeem himself. But he would not be our friend and he will not call us brother
>>36514589I still would like for us to reconcile with the King's faction if only for Hugo's sake. So any guesses on our Greek acquaintance? Is she the one fearful of her uncle and using a false name or is this a case of historical gender benders?
You had business to conduct. A Lady of Genoa to visit."I shall see you at court?" Stylianos said, accompanying you down unto the stone quay.You nodded. "I'll be there, but first I have a friend to visit," you part with a shake of the hand, and the 'boy' and his guardian are soon off in the other direction.You instruct most of your men to make their way to Lord Gerard and present themselves, but you and Hugo take another path still, down to the Genoan quarter. Chihirizahd is the only other to accompany you. It wouldn't be wise to bring Sabeen and you could not guess yet Etienne's reaction to such dens as Lady Lucca kept.Though it had been some time you did not forget your path. You walked up the path and to the familiar door, and knocked.It was opened by a comely young Genoan man. "Ah, Lord Ramla, the Lady is expecting you," he said with a bow, inviting you inside.It was not quite as lively as it had been, but you spied the fat constable of Sidon with a young girl on his knee, and other men and women busying themselves.One made to grab at Chihirizahd. "Ah-ah, no, this woman is a guest," the young man said, carefully putting himself between her and the goping gentleman, "Though she's fine enough for our selection, she is not of this house and thus, not for your hands.""Sorry Anthony," the man said with a good natured, mildly drunk grin. Anthony just smiled and bowed.
>>36514639You came into the room of Lady Lucca. It was coloured differently from how you remembered, in red and black. Lucca herself lounged within a fine chair, long hair bound up, in a silk dress meant for the bedroom, pure white and wrapping her from neck to ankle leaving only her face bare, her hair done up much like a nun's wimple. A jest of cloth and hidden sex, her red lips curled with amusement as you and your companions entered. She was a lovely sight. She was not alone. A horse-faced man with grey scrub beard stood with her. If she was silk he was bare iron, dressed in no lovely colours but the arms of war."Wilhelm," she said your name with much delight, slipping from her chair. "Come, meet me brother Luke. We are twins you know." She made a small gesture to the man who stood by her chair.You nodded. "Lord Ramla," he replied with a smile. Perhaps it was just an accident of ugliness, but the smile did not seem fond."You have done my people a great service," she said, "And done well for yourself as well. We've heard all about your adventures. Such ghastly business on the roads, and locked away in a dungeon." She pouted, stroked your arm. "I feared for thee.""And how have you been my lady?" you asked as she directed you to sit."Very well, thank you for asking. We've just inducted a new batch of girls into our little convent," she said, sitting beside you, legs carefully crossed. "Would you like to meet them?"> I would love to> business first
>>36514661>> business firstI remember what HF said to us about how she respected us more for keeping it in our pants.We also can't keep Gerard waiting for long.
>>36514661>> business firstThen pleasure
>>36514661> business firstSyphilis is no mans friend
>>36514661> business first
>>36514683Either. It was between keeping it in our pants or selecting her. And i dont think it would be a good idea to select her right infront of her brother
>>36514661> business firstAlways business first.
>>36514661>> business firstDecline politely and focus on the task at hand."Tempting as it may, I came here on Queen's business."
>>36514661>> business firstBard Knight handles business, then fucks it.
>>36514703I thought that's why we picked up the Avicenna's Canon of Medicine
We should also ask how it is going with dear Neomi
>>36514730An ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure.>>36514661>> business firstProbably should ask for any possibilites into subjugating Ascalon for the Queen-- but Lucca probably already knows about that.
>>36514759Hell we should see if she'd be interested in helping us establish an information network.
>>36514730prevention is the best cure
"As tempting as your offer is, I must decline for now," you said.Luke raised a brow as Lucca pouted. "Have you become chaste for the sweet young princess?" she asked.You grinned, an eye for Chihirizahd. "Not as such." Chhirizahd was watching Lucca and her brother warily, even with a touch of fear. Hugo was just watching Lucca, or at least the curves of her as the silk robe would alternate 'tween a tight cling and an interesting slide with each shift of her body."So business then," she said it with a sigh, hands upon her knees, eyes rolling, "Oh sometimes business can wait.""How un-Italian of you," you said, which made Luke chuckle and brought out Lucca's smile again.She cast a hand at you, the warding horns so common in the Italian city-states. "That sharp tongue may cut you one day," she spoke but with great mirth."It is as we wanted, the Queen's position is secure," Luke said, "Venice's ambition curtailed for the moment.""Oh hush brother dear, Wilhelm does not care for all our Italian nonsense," she chuckled at her brother, but her eyes had an irritated glint, "The Queen is a friend, and we were looking to help a friend in exchange for help of our own. But now we have another friend, for whom we owe a favour." She leaned against you, bosom resting on the forearm you had rested on the arm of the chair. She put a hand to your neck, playing with the long hairs that grew there."And how can we repay this friend of Genoa?" she spoke into your ear, her breath hot against the side of your face.> what can they do?
>>36514884Men, Money and Ships
>>36514884Ascalon could be another friend to Genoa. Perhaps you could help secure her?
>>36514884Resources and men for an upcoming military expedition that should be profitable for all parties involved. I'm not sure how much to divulge at this point. So being slightly coy to start off should be a decent starting point.
>>36514884"I am laying the groundwork to gather armies and fleets to lay siege to Ascalon. My goal is to take it within 2 years. Could you provide any aid in swaying lords to support my endevour?"
>>36514884You must aid me in my path to quell the Chaos, and satisfy my ambition.Resources, connections, men and ships.
>>36514884Men & ships more can be negotiated for hypothetical exclusive trade rights to ascalon & the more men that come to aid us the more likely those trade rights will be installed come conquest.
>>36514925Doubt she can just hand us things like that - seems more likely she could get us information, or tips on who can get us more men/who to approach.
>>36514978No but she is the representive on Geona here and she will be the one to talk to about it
>>36514978The connections to get those resources and proper introductions then
>>36514950This. She's a spymaster guys, not the ruler of a domain.
>>36514884"Information on Ascalon and anyone persons of interest who would be willing to help take it in the Queen's name. Barring that, any nuggets of wisdom involving the Lord of Sidon would be welcome."
>>36515002But there is only so many men Genoa would be willing to throw at the Levant, especially if Venice is being uppity. Her influence could be leveraged into those things though.
>>36514884>>36514941This was me.Switching to >>36514950
>>36514884"I have an appointment to keep in Ascalon two years from now. Perhaps you could help me ensure I can keep it?"
>>36514884"Eyy, baby, you want some fuck?"
>>36514925>>36514932>>36514950>>36514955>>36514956>>36515002>>36515027>>36515055>>36514941Guys, c'mon, she's clearly propositioning us for sex at the moment.
>>36515146But that would be us granting her another favor not us cashing in on one.
>>36515146But anon, we didn't get to where we are now by fucking people before we got what we wanted. We fucked them during or afterwards.
>>36515146Business first. Pleasure after
>>36515146no bad anon, no sex during business.
"You might have heard a rumour of Ascalon," you said, and both Lucca and her brother smiled. "How would Genoa enjoy a new enclave at the tip of Sinai?""Genoa would enjoy that very much," Luke said."Of course, this would not just be given," you said, "Effort would be need to be expanded on Genoa's part. There are always the Pisans after all, who did much to secure what is now Christian so long ago, and other Italians keen to show their worth.""Many in Italy are occupied with Sicily and the upstart Roger," Lucca said, "But I get your meaning. Now, what effort would need expending? Gold, ships, men?"You spread your hands. "Why not all?" you say with a smirk, "No. Just men and ships will do, and perhaps words in the ear of any other lords that might be interested in such an adventure. This will all be done in the name of Queen Melisende of course.""Of course," Lucca said, "And ending a threat to her kingdom.""Ascalon is not poor, pillage alone will fill a purse," you said, "And of course land will be confiscated.""A rich target, but well defended," Luke said, "You most certainly would need ships to keep a blockade, or a siege would be fruitless.""But we move softly, and in two years time we strike. The Saracen must not know until he has his hose down."Luke shoved his closed fist through his other hand. "A poor sodomite we'll leave them. I like you Lord Ramla, I like you well!"The twins exchanged a pleased look. "Yes, I think we can arrange something," Lucca said, "And word by Christmas I should think, to you in Ramla."Then she leaned forward. "Now, I insist you meet the new girls, and we conduct a different sort of business."Favours for favours had a way of never quite being entirely cleared from the books.> I cannot refuse> I am expected else where, unfortunately
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>36515217>> I cannot refuseRolling to resist temptation
>>36515217>> I cannot refuse>>36515227failed
>>36515217>> I cannot refuseLet Hugo have his choice of girl too
>>36515227>>36515217> I cannot refuse
>>36515217> I cannot refuseAt this point refusing would be an insult but to point out that we can't play for too long as we are expected to make an appearance later in the day.
>>36515217> I am expected else where, unfortunately
>>36515217> I cannot refuseIf she thinks we can't be manipulated easily, she'll consider us more of a threat. Better to play along.
>>36515217>> I cannot refuseno sex but I quite smile & the right words could gleen us something from our new friends.
>>36515217im expected elsewhere
>>36515227The dick wills what the dick wills.>>36515217>> I cannot refuse
"Well, I cannot say 'no', but must at least say that I am expected elsewhere," you say as you rise from the chair."Oh do not worry about such things," she said, stroking your arm, "Come, follow me."The three of you picked up, and followed Lucca to an adjoining door. Luke smiled as you past, thumping your back.She held the door for you. First yourself, then Hugo, then Chihirizahd, into a larger chamber. It looked much like the private sitting chamber or solar of a noble lady, many chairs set, and on them very carefully dressed young women. Lucca closed the door behind you, and then slipped past to join her girls.Some were dressed as the noblest ladies, others dressed in nun-like vestment, and a couple in martial tabards like men, but they were all beautiful.And a familiar face you had no expected to see.She kept a smile, her blonde hair grown out, the curls delicately crafted around her straight, northern face, artfully tumbling out from under her wimple. She wore her vestments but they had been cut to fit, cut away entirely to show the skin between chest and hip, a strip still hiding her belly but barely.Adelheid.She sat very straight backed and poised, but there was something different about her face, more relaxed. A perfect sweet smile painted on what you remembered as a harsh face.When she saw you for a second that painted smile slipped, but then grew larger still.Hugo gaped as well.Behind her sat dark haired Neomi, dressed in the tabard of a Templar, a knitted wool maille hood and sleeves, as far as you could tell, nothing else. She saw you enter with wide, nervous eyes, fidgeting a little with the knitted 'maille' that covered her arms."So what do you think?" Lucca asked, as she came to sit upon Adelheid's lap, "Do any catch your fancy?"> make a choice> I'm afraid I'm expected elsewhere
>>36515477SOLOBROOOOO! You magnificent motherfucker.
>>36515477> make a choice>Adelheid.looks like we've got a mole
>>36515477>> make a choiceLucca
>>36515477>> make a choiceNeomi and Adelheid.
>>36515477>> make a choice>Adelheid
>>36515504Not sure why this is a magnificent thing. Doesn't this mean Adelheid is whoring herself out now,for some reason?
>>36515477I know it'd be awesome bit for the sake of our character we can't bone AdelhaidCan we talk to her, try to get her out of the brothel?
>>36515529Guess we are about to find out!
>>36515477> I'm afraid I'm expected elsewhereWe are so not in fucking Kansas anymore. Time to go before she has something over us.C'mon, think, she thinks our weakness is our dick.
>>36515477> make a choiceLady Lucca
>>36515554all the more reason to sell her that Idea.
>>36515477Anything as long as we don't sleep with AdelheidIt's a bad thing that she's a hooker.Need to set a good example for Hugo, and Iovetta wouldn't want her whoring herself out
>>36515477> I'm afraid I'm expected elsewhere
>>36515529I was talking about the lol factor of him literally fucking a nun out of the church, yes.
>>36515477> make a choice:AdelheidWhat's going on?
>>36515576I'm not sure. I'm really confused.
>>36515477>> make a choiceAdelheid, mah niggas got a magic dick apparently
>>36515477> make a choiceLucca,and Neomi.Though I more want to talk with Adelheid than bone her, and having sex with her would be a betrayal to Solomon. That is of more concern than the others really.
>>36515477>>36515520To clarify, I'd like to emphasize talking before/if sex
>>36515596>and having sex with her would be a betrayal to SolomonNah, he's done with that pussy anon.
>>36515596>and having sex with her would be a betrayal to Solomon.Kek, no.
>>36515477>> make a choiceAdelheidBut dont fuck her, talk.
>>36515596>having sex with her would be a betrayal to SolomonI'd say other concerns matters more. Solomon left her like any other wench, you are just becoming Eskimo Brothers. Still not a great idea though
>>36515594She wanted to be with Solomon who was banging her on a constant basis but then tossed her aside because he doesn't want to be tied down. Looks like she may have given up the cloth and is selling her body.
>>36515477>Lady Luccawe need to talk to Adelheid later though
>>36512619>"A game would be good," he said, thumbing the bishop, "We could both use the distraction."
I am so confused right now.
>>36515477All of them. There is plenty of Wilhelm to go around
>>36515477>> make a choiceAdelheid. Because we are so fucking confused as to why the hell she's here.
>>36515762Adelheid for one. Another is why they've lined up people we know. Wasn't Neomi like, all the way back with the other woman as well?
>>36515775Because the obiviously work here now. She did say these were her new girls.
>>36515786Neomi I can understand, but Adelheid was a tutor to fucking Royalty. Not exactly sure why she'd stoop to this.
>>36515792Either as some sort of informant her Solomon really did corrupt her. Maybe it was a mistake to have sent him to her room that evening
"Why, this sweet sister," you said, reaching over and brushing Adelheid's clothed shoulder.Lucca gave you a funny smile, but rose from the nun's lap. "Treat him very well," she said, "He is a very good friend of ours.""Oh I will my lady," Adelheid said, coming out of her seat and wrapping an arm around your hip, "I'll show him every comfort."She led you beck and into a chamber, closing the door behind you. She still wore that smile."So Lord Ramla, what plans have you for this disgraced nun?" she asked, smoothing the cloth across her lap, "What wicked thoughts lurk in that head?"She went to the prepared bed, and sat upon the edge, her smile deep and eyes glittering.But the thoughts that lurked deep in you were not the hungry wicked thoughts, rather a troubled feeling."What are you doing here?" you said, coming to sit beside her, "You're a royal tutor, a nun." You spoke with deep concern, a hand of comfort on her shoulder.She ran a hand through the side of your head, toying with the hair. "I was, but when Ioveta left the church I lost my standing, my position. And he left me with a hunger the Church could not sate. They cast me out in full when those two Irish fools ran away, but in truth I was happy to leave.""I made my way offering what I had," she said, "And soon enough Lady Lucca found me. I am very lucky, God has blessed me and delivered me at last from my suffering."She leaned forward and kissed the side of your neck. "I want you, Lord Wilhelm," and she reached down to the front of your hose and squeezed, "I was so jealous of the girl, and so confused. But I've been opened up and want more." She pushed both hands up into your hair and slipped side saddle into your lap. "I know the nature of men and women better now," she said, swirling her hips in your lap, "He taught me that. What can you teach me? I'm ready to learn."> teach her a thing or two> don't, this strikes you as wrong
>>36515801I can understand about the corruption, but in that case why couldn't she have, like, I don't know. Found another guy to bang like she was with Solomon? It wasn't uncommon among Nobles to do as such, and as we've seen the Church isn't exactly as pure as they'd like to be seen as.Not sure why we'd need an informant here either, on top of that, why send Adelheid?
>>36515820>> teach her a thing or two
>>36515820> don't, this strikes you as wrong
>>36515820>> teach her a thing or twoIf that is her desire
>>36515820> don't, this strikes you as wrong"Not my place Adelheid, you've found yours. I need to earn mine."
>>36515821I'll explain in a bit in the QnA. Unfortunately this session won't be a long one.
>>36515820>> don't, this strikes you as wrongShe's probably Ioveta or the Queen's spy. I smell a trap.
>>36515820>> teach her a thing or twomaybe after this offer to bring her to our holding where she can give lessons to Hugo
>>36515846Nah man, what she said explained enough. Shame I didn't post fast enough to not make myself look like an idiot.
>>36515863>maybe after this offer to bring her to our holding where she can give lessons to Hugowat. Srs nigga fucking wat
>>36515820> teach her a thing or twoAlso welcome her to Ramla if she ever wishes to leave Sidon
>>36515820>> don't, this strikes you as wrongSlutty nuns are my fetish, but this isn't going to help us. And I like being pious.
>>36515820>> don't, this strikes you as wrongWilhelm of Ramla is many things but he is not a cuck to those he calls true friends!
>>36515820don't! tell her you don't boink nuns and offer to bring her to Ramla.She cant teach Hugo though
>>36515844Thirding, we are in fearboner territory.
>>36515909Anon. Solomon dumped her. This is not cuckoing
>>36515909I'm all in agreement with not doing it. but you're voting for the wrong reasons. Solomon doesn't love Adelheid, far from it. He used her and then left her, which is why she's in this situation.
>>36515888she was a teacher she has to be a good tutor Hugo
>>36515820>> teach her a thing or twoDo to her what we do to Chiri
>>36515944Nigga she a slut now, she can't teach shit but how to give blowjobs
>>36515909This isn't cuckolding
>>36515820> teach her a thing or two
>>36515844>>36515820This, with copious amounts of sighing and a disappointed look upon our face.
>>36515820>> teach her a thing or twoCome on anon, we wanted to hatefuck her from the beginning.
>>36516012>>36515972Anon, you can stop samefagging now.
>>36515820>> don't, this strikes you as wrong yeah nah
>>36516024We wanted to give her to Solomon, Judith too, before we found things out.
>>36515820For the record Solomon wouldnt give a shit. But lets not fuck her
>>36516027Yeah seriously, it's been like 10 minutes since the post. Voting is over
>>36516027But why shouldnt we ?She is not Solomon's anymore and she is no longer a nun and she is willing
You shake your head. "I cannot," you said, "You are a beautiful woman, in every measure, and if circumstances were different mayhap I would. But I can't."Her eyes narrowed and that glitter in her eyes disappeared. She pushed you back against the bed. "Wh-" before you could protest she had her mouth to yours, burying it in a kiss, her hands working your belt."You should not tease me so, my lord," she said with such gigling pleasure it was weird beside the snarl on her face. Then she buried her mouth against your neck, and breathed a hot word in your ear, barely a word."The Queen."You frowned and before you could say another word, again she kissed you, her tongue finding yours, it was hard to resist. Soon the kiss was returned, and your belt pulled off. She pressed down against you, undoing your collar. More hot, barely spoken words."Sent me.""Oh," was a high surprised syllable as she had you out, though you were far from hardened for her. Your gut still churned with confusion. She reached down as she bent forward to kiss your ear, and gave delicate whispers into your ear."She does not trust them, she needs someone to watch them," she kissed your stubble cheek, "Help me convince them I am a broken woman." And you saw a familiar glare in her eye that made a grin come across your own.> help her> I can't
>>36516072>> help herGladly
>>36516072> I can'tI actually think she's lying about that.
>>36516072>> help her>>36515851Called it motherfuckersIn retrospect nothing to brag about
>>36516072> help her
>>36516096So what reason should we refuse her for ?
>>36516072> help herGladly.Push her off and slap her, and insult her for the bitch she's become.
>>36516072>> help herClever girl............
>>36516072> I can't
>>36516072> help herWhat are we, Greek or something?
>>36516115Now now anon. Dont overdo it. Just do what we do to ChiriThis is after all a respectable place
>>36516072>help herHF, you truly are the master of M. Night Shahmylon twists. >we get to help the queen AND bang the Nun>best day ever
>>36516072So, she has a better opinion of Wilhelm as a decent dude /and/ we still get to fuck her? Excellent.And goddamn, was she ever even a nun?
>>36516072> help her>>36516103Hardly a trap for us
>>36516072> help herThough this may be yet more ploy for the queen wanting a taste of the W before her sister gets it. We're damned either way so we may as well be dutiful.
>>36516181I don't know, we could do >>36516115
>>36516115What a shit idea anon.
>>36516096I think that incredibly unlikely. She goes from Grade S unstable to 007 Nun in a nanosecond. The reverse is difficult to accept. Since she basically played the role of a hardened spy when she was a nun, it's far more likely that this is a cover story.
"Well," you whisper in her ear, cupping her cheek, "I can hardly refuse the Queen." And then you closed your mouth around that ear, kissing it softly. She trembled against your tongue as your other hand found her ready."God..." she moaned against your fingers as you rolled her over, beneath you...-End part 2 of Deus VultWilhelm +1 intHugo +1 war, +1 chaBrief QnA, sorry for the short thread.
>>36516235How did we handle the Italians?Also did Welf have a crush on Wilhelm?
>>36516235Welcome back again. Are we back to a regular schedule? Will you be running more than once a week? Any glaring mistakes, interesting things to note?
>>36516235Alright.Who is better at sexing? Wilhelm or Solomon?
>>36516235On a scale of 1 to 10 how difficult would bedding the Greek be? On a more serious note review on our choices/actions? And welcome back.
>>36516235How are you doing? Anything we could have done better with the Italians?
>>36516235Is it possible to recruit the Greek lady and her bodyguard?
>>36516235Since Charisma doesn't directly relate to sexual prowess, how do we level that up?
>>36516283>On a scale of 1 to 10 how difficult would bedding the Greek be?This is important.
>>365162351. how you going2. Greek trap recruitable?3. next thread when?4. explain adelheid
>>36516235how's your mother
>>36516339>2. Greek trap recruitable?You do know she is a female and not a trap`?
>>36516261> did Welf have a crush on Wilhelm?No, he had a thing for Orlando actually. And it possibly could have developed into something.>>36516265> Are we back to a regular schedule? Will you be running more than once a week? Thanks. I'm planning on keeping it to Tuesdays (my monday has become full) but other threads could pop up here and there. Keep an eye on the twitter.>>36516269> Who is better at sexing? Wilhelm or Solomon?Roll 1d100, average of three.>>36516283> On a scale of 1 to 10 how difficult would bedding the Greek be?Not comfortable giving a hard number, but it would be similar to Ioveta.>>36516314> Is it possible to recruit the Greek lady and her bodyguard?No comment.>>36516293> Anything we could have done better with the Italians?Find out next thread. The deal was good, the rest?>>36516317> Since Charisma doesn't directly relate to sexual prowess, how do we level that up?Charisma does relate to seduction though (and I kind of do use it to judge sexual prowess) and successfully seducing people has consistently risen your cha. Since its at 90 now though, earning experience in cha won't be as easy. There's a lot of different ways to level it up though.
>>365163393. everyone is recruitable
Rolled 83, 85, 49 = 217 (3d100)>>36516389>Roll 1d100, average of three.Alright, here you go.Best of three a best though.
Rolled 93, 22, 77 = 192 (3d100)>>36516389Rolling for Solobro
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>36516389rollan for Wilhelm
>>36516385Not great. She has diabetes on top of her cancer, which makes it all worse. She had an attack this weekend and needed a doctor to sedate her so she could sleep.>>36516339> 1. how you goingCould be worse2. Greek trap recruitable?No comment3. next thread when?Next tuesday, but maybe earlier depending on other things.4. explain adelheidShe kind of explained herself.
>>36516404Damn them's some fine rolls anon
> 83, 93, 66Yes, Wilhelm is a better lover than Solomon.+1 cha to Wilhelm.
>>36516414>http://pastebin.com/rZQ8vVBdI'll say a prayer for your family tonight.
>>36516389>Not comfortable giving a hard number, but it would be similar to Ioveta....future Empress confirmed?Do we feel like becoming the Emperor of Rome?
Rolled 87, 5, 89 = 181 (3d100)>>36516389> On a scale of 1 to 10 how difficult would bedding the Greek be?>Not comfortable giving a hard number, but it would be similar to Ioveta.> Is it possible to recruit the Greek lady and her bodyguard?>No comment.Challenge accepted? Also rolling for Franz
>>36516414Know what you are going through mate. Recently just had my grandfather finished his chemo
>>36516414I can only hope things go better for her man. Sorry I can't do more to help.
>>36516404>>36516410That settles it. Both are top tier fuckers, but Bard Knight reigns supreme.
>>36516464No because we have a great fiancee and we are going to marry her or die trying. >>36516414Hoping for the best
>>36516467The worst part is she hasn't even started her chemo. They ran out of the whateverthefuck they want to put her on and she's had to wait.The good thing right now is she doesn't require radiation therapy. But with this waiting time who fucking knows.
>>36516483Hugo on the other hand...
>>36516481Pretty much. It's very neck and neck.>>36516499He's a kid. Sex is a skill as much as a talent.
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>36516511Can we roll for Hugo too?
>>36516493I take it Aussie wait time is much worse than Danish?>>36516511I werent talking about sex
>>36516525Should probably expand on that. I was thinking more about setting them up together a bit like what happened with Wilhelm and Iovetta
>>36516525>I werent talking about sexShit, sorry I thought you were linking a different post. This damn heat has made me groggy.>>36516524If you really want to.
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>36516550I'd rather not considering the first roll.
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>36516550So we're now at 96 Charisma. Huh, we're getting up there.
>>36516566Anything special happen at 100?
>>36516574Not sure. But considering as it is, we're basically able to create riots, woo any woman we please and all of that, I think 100 will mean we start doing over-kill shit so easy it hurts.Tl;dr, we'd be Solomon with talky-talky.
>>36516574Get there and find out. However, a natural 100 is better than an assisted 100.
>>36516389>Not comfortable giving a hard number, but it would be similar to Ioveta.I like those odds
>>36516574Wilhelm can't turn his CHA off
>>36516591Did you enjoy yourself today/
>>36516618she seems to be the type to carry loads of political baggage too though.Might not be a good idea.
>>36516705Just like Ioveta.
>>36516705If only multiple wives were acceptable.
>>36516574>Wilhelm is capable to make an army of muslims march on Mecca
>>36516681Yes! Thank you all for playing. I was worried no one would show up after such a long absence.
>>36516729>I was worried no one would show up after such a long absence.Imfuckingplying. You're too good to miss HF
>>36516705anon we went after lovetta & she had to be forcibly removed by the queen, take that as you will.
>>36516729Pfft. Wilhelm's charm breaks the fourth wall. /tg/ want's his dick too.
>>36516729>Yes! Thank you all for playing. I was worried no one would show up after such a long absence.Now, now who is the one of false modesty now. We have practicaly been counting down on twitter for today
>>36516727Maybe Mecca is too far, but Muslims and Christians did find common cause on occasion in this period. Even King Fulk was asked to assist in a war by some guy in Damascus whose name I can't remember at the moment.
>>36516761And i bet she only did it cause she want him herself>>36516776Was it for or against Nur al'din?
>>36516776Hmm...turning Fatamid against Turk?
>>36516761>& she had to be forcibly removed by the queenwait what
>>36516776Also was that Shams guy the son of the Shams i am thinking about. Because if it is. We should stay faaaaaar away from Damascus
>>36516776Hey HF. How do you think it would have went if we hadn't have been arrested, and went to the Palace with Iovetta instead?
>>36516806The queen literally walked in on Iovetta on her knees about to blow us. Had to rearrange schedules and shit to keep her off our dick.
>>36516790It was Mau'in ad-Din, and it was an alliance against Zengi. And it hasn't happened yet in this timeline.
>>36516843No one liked Zengi apparently
>>36516822It would have gone very differently. So differently I can't even comment. No POV switch for a start.>>36516812Probably not, its a fairly common Arabic name.>>36516875He was a dick.
>>36516843>Exhaust Fatamid against turk because its a crime for a muslims to fight each other & enforcing a peace would be the pious thing to do>Bumrush into Fatamid territory screaming DEUS VULT!
>>36516898>So differently I can't even comment.Because spoilers, or?
>>36516898If we run into the merchant will he be asking for his money back?We did dispose the king after all.
>>36516898>It would have gone very differently. So differently I can't even comment. No POV switch for a start.Elias and Wilhelm would probably have had a proper rivalry. RIght now Elias hates Wilhelm despite the fact that they have never met
>>36516915Not spoilers, just the way things would have played out.
>>36516935Elias only hates Wilhelm because he hates Hugo. He's a jealous and vindictive man.>>36516920Might find out soon.
>>36516920Nah, we just promised we will deliver their message to the king but he locked us up and refused to hear us out. We did our part of the agreement
>>36516935Please anon, Elias would be dealt with. We would have taken one look at the royal ladies, the dick would have activated, and we would have couped the king and his douche son in a week instead of having to spend a month in prison first.At least it was good for the soul, we probably have some more ~artist credit now.
>>36516970>Elias only hates Wilhelm because he hates HugoNot because of the whole, uh, "I put your father under house arrest and sent you back to france" thing?
Elias is in a lot of ways like Wilhelm. Be very careful of him in the future. He matches you for charisma. And France isn't that far away.>>36516996Well, that too, but his ire is still more directed at your brother. For him its a much more personal kind of hate.Politics is politics, Elias can take a loss like a champ. But with Hugo, that's not politics.
>>36517048>He matches you for charisma. And France isn't that far away.Well shit. Better keep grinding guys, we have a real rival now.>>36517048>For him its a much more personal kind of hate.Goddamn, that offhand comment from Fulk got him /that/ badly?
>>36517048Hugo is everything he isnt and has to love of his father.That gotta sting
>>36517048Well, there's not going to be any NTR taking place, so that should be fine at least a bit.
>>36517048Joggibear, update pastebin. I want muh delicious +1 CHA
>>36517065I meant more in the sense of allies and potential allies, but the near-seduction of Iovetta, who does love Wilhelm madly, should just illustrate how persuasive he can be.But yes, that threat has been nixed thanks to Cyprus.
>>36517048The King is still safely under locks, correct? What are the former allies of King doing? Have they all fled the country?
>>36517109>But yes, that threat has been nixed thanks to Cyprus.I fucking love you Cyprus.
>>36517102Already done. Please don't call me that. Its a bullshit thing I made up on the fly.>>36517110The locals? No, they kept their positions. It's no crime to support a bad king, and they couldn't rightly be stripped of their lands.
>>36517048I like to Imagine this happens>Elias shows up with levy's from France>Hugo bitch slaps him back to france cause we've been grinding his WAR & have an artifact collection cao cao would dream of.
>>36517109My guess is she would had been drunk, horny and emotionaly unstable. And here is this charming prince who is pretty much Wilhelm but with a goatee to "help" her.Is what would had happened
For reference 'Cyprus' was oral sex.Some people really latched onto the idea that it was something else...>>36517136More or less. She's only fourteen after all, and not used to that kind of male attention.
>>36517129Actually, i suspect that Elias has a poor Lead. If you try read about the battle against the Turkish raiders it was his flank that failed to encircle them
>>36517124>The locals? No, they kept their positions. It's no crime to support a bad king, and they couldn't rightly be stripped of their lands.Well, I guess that's got to be an area we need to pay attention to. If Elias is as charismatic as Wilhelm, those lords could easily turn against us in a future invasion.
>>36517154>Some people really latched onto the idea that it was something else...Well...dem Greeks man.
>>36517154>Some people really latched onto the idea that it was something else...What? Where?
>>36517158or a lack of proper battlefield experience
And I'm done. See you guys next week.>>36517158Read up on his history and you'll see he was an inconsistent leader. His war is better than Wil's though.
>>36517154>More or less. She's only fourteen after all, and not used to that kind of male attention.We have to visit often. Very often.
>>36517192Well after Sidon we should visit Jerusalem in order to try get the Holy Orders to help and recruit a priest, pick up our paycheck.We can add visiting the Queen aswell to the list
>>36517154Is there a chance of another thread tonight?
>>36513681>Be sure to court the mental sphere, and the spiritual, lest your martial skill be spun out with no directionoh god black knight when
>>36517565soon with the way Jacques is apparently heading.