We are in the dark ages. But not really. You and your dynasty have a shining bright future, but first you have to choose.>Choose a catholic region at the time in Europe>Choose a year from 850 to 1450>First to 3 votes
Baghdad, 1258Hardmode, besieged by mongols
Whoops, just saw the Catholic part... Ignore what I just postedPoland, 1240. Mongols still, but catholic...
>>4257726Norman pacified Libya/Tunesia (Tripoli), 1148
>>4257727Going with this one
>>4257727>>4257740Vote is closed. It is gonna be Iberia in 850ad.Choose:>1. You're a part of a rich merchant's family. You were able to buy a fiefdom and titles, but you are still seen as upstarts and not as real nobles. (Bonus gold, but relationship malus)>2. You were only a son of a farmer, who however could afford to pay a knight to take you as a squire. In a battle against Vikings in Galicia, you have done excellently and have received much booty.For your achievements you got a fiefdom and became Vassal of the knight who trained you (good fighting skills and armor right at the beginning, but you don't have a bigger family).>3. As part of the lower nobility you have managed to get a fiefdom at court through skilful diplomacy (bonus to diplomacy and good relations with the royal court)>Write in.
>>4257793>1. You're a part of a rich merchant's family. You were able to buy a fiefdom and titles, but you are still seen as upstarts and not as real nobles. (Bonus gold, but relationship malus)Social mobility baby!
>>4257793>3. As part of the lower nobility you have managed to get a fiefdom at court through skilful diplomacy (bonus to diplomacy and good relations with the royal court)It's all about the connections
>>4257730>Poland, 1240. Mongols still, but catholic...The fuck you mean mongols?
>>4257793>>1. You're a part of a rich merchant's family. You were able to buy a fiefdom and titles, but you are still seen as upstarts and not as real nobles. (Bonus gold, but relationship malus)
>>4257793>>4257806>>4257798>1. You're a part of a rich merchant's family. You were able to buy a fiefdom and titles, but you are still seen as upstarts and not as real nobles. (Bonus gold, but relationship malus)Third That
>>4257798>>4257803>>4257813Vote is closed. I am starting to write up.
>>4257814Turn 1 Spring in 850 ad>LiegeCount Gaton of Astorga>EstateBarony of Zoio>Wealth1000 gold (double as starter bonus)>TraitsWitted Trader(+1 to rolls in stewardship and economic matter)Money doesn't know religion(+1 to rolls in diplomacy with Muslims and Jews)Upstart(-1 to rolls with other fellow aristocrats)27 years old>FamilyNo WifeCousin Petro 28(at your court as council member)Cousin Rodericho 23(still a tradesman)>SucessorPetro>Council(1 spots)Right hand: Petro(Perfect(+2 to rolls))>Barony of ZoioMilitia Training Ground I (80 light infantry, 10 archers)Keep I (400 garrison(non raisable), sieges take 2 turns)Castle Town I (produces a income of 10 gold per turn)Barracks I (30 heavy infantry, 15 pikemen)>VassalsNoneStats will be shown every spring.
>>4257932After weeks of traveling from the capitol you arrive in your barony. It was quite expensive to acquire, so it surpises you in what a humble condition it is. While the King was quite hardpressed to get gold, he was still smart enough to give you only this.So while being angry at thinking about the renovation costs, you are also reliefed to finally be a real noble. Not the highest in the pyramid, but still higher than the brown-noser at the court of the King. So while you are making it yourself comfy in your barony, your cousinand right hand Pedro comes to bring you a message. The King is dead. He died while fighting versus raiding Vikings(the reason in the first place why he needed the money), but the vikings were also defeated and their fleet burned. Now comes the question, do you visit the coronationceremony and try to convice the new King into giving you a higher rank, or do you stay in your barony and try to get it into a better shape? You also should have meet your liege, but as he is one son of the King, so alas, he is probably on the way to the capitoland attending the burial and coronation ceremony.>Stay in your barony and settle things on your own, while sending Pedro to the ceremony>Go on your own to the ceremony and let Pedro rule in your absence your barony>Write in
>>4257934I forgot, what is your name, name of your dynasty and how does your banner look like?
>Stay in your barony and settle things on your own, while sending Pedro to the ceremonyTrying to convince the King into giving us a higher rank right off the bat sounds like a very, very bad idea. Best to settle and consolidate our current position first before aiming even higher.--->Name: Cristoval de Cadaqués>Dynasty: Rezoio
>>4257934>Stay in your barony and settle things on your own, while sending Pedro to the ceremonySupporting >>4257964for the other things
>>4257805Mongols invaded Poland
>>4257932Also, I do believe I spy a CK2 player.
>>4258036I may or may not have open CK2 to look things up and names
>>4257934>>4257964>>4257979"Now is the time for me to overlook my subjects and fortress, Pedro could you ride to the funeral of Ramiro and the coronation ceremony of Ordoño and watch carefully what happens.It will be an exciting succession, since this is the first time the king has been elected without the help of nobles." Pedro nods and is happy to return to the capital, as he misses the comfort of the same.Now you have the task to get this fortress up and running. There are several ways to do this, the castle town has no wall surrounding it. If you would manage to build a palisade, there'd be a lot less thieves and no-gooders in town.You could also try to build a main market place, a matter on which you are specialised as former merchant.But you also see a relatively large pasture, where you could easily build a stable. This would be the most expensive option, though, and you don't even know if you'll really stay here for that long.Or write your own idea in.
>>4258085>build a palisade,No point having a market if thieves are SUCCING our profits. As they steal all our shit. QM what's the situation with the Jews in our barony
>>4258090We are small barony. We don't have any ones, but in the county capitol, where our liege resides, are jews.
>>4258085>build a palisadeHeathens to the north of me, Saracens to the south and here I am, stuck in the middle with(out) Jew.
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>4258136>>4258090Vote over, I am gonna roll now.
>>4258085>Build a palisadeThough a proper market place is something that'd be a very good thing to organise at some point, in this era some level of defence is essential.
>>4258144Hopefully high rolls are good for us
>>4258150Yes they are.>>4258144After Pedro had chosen a room in the fortress and said his final farewell, an army of several hundred men suddenly arrived. At first you are a little frightened, but then you see,that these soldiers, or rather peasants with pitchforks, fly your banner. As you ponder confusedly why they are here, you remember that these are your peasants levy and they probably want to greet their new liege lord.After you have inspected them, a man comes out, who introduces himself as José. He says he is the trainer of these troops, but he seems a bit depressed. You ponder why. During the conversation you ask why this small fortress does not yet have a palisade, he breaks down and says he had the order by the king himself to build it, but thought that the new baron would not appear for several weeks, because of the king's death and has therefore let the task slide.He begs you not to whip him out for this blatant dereliction of duty. At first you think to use your power, but then it seems more logical to give him a week for the task. José started on the very same day, the farmers appeared not very happy about that, because they driven to cut down trees and drag them to the fortress. He was so efficient that it didn't cost you anything and he only needed 2 weeks.A masterly performance considering the motivation of the farmers, but still you had to whip him because he exceeded the limit.The rest of the spring you made yourself comfortable in your fortress and visited your full time troops in their barracks and training areas, as well as the market places of the castle town.Next turn is comming soon.
>>4258237>Next turn is comming soon.Scrap that, next turn is comming tomorrow, stay tuned.
>>4258288Just don't end up abandoning us.
>>4258288how modern ideas are we allowed to have?it's 850arabic numerals came to europe in the 10th century, but they were used in north Africa and Morocco which is just across from the Iberian peninsulait's not too far fetched to know of it and use it to keep track of our stuffbut generally I'd like to hold a census of all our people and their professions and what they are able to grow on their farms>>4257932>>Barony of Zoio>Militia Training Ground I (80 light infantry, 10 archers)>Keep I (400 garrison(non raisable), sieges take 2 turns)>Castle Town I (produces a income of 10 gold per turn)>Barracks I (30 heavy infantry, 15 pikemen)I see castle town, but what about other towns and villages?what are our natural resources?are we coastal? do we have lake? rivers?mines? forest? mountains? hills?
>>4258399>>4258288idk when tomorrow is for op but im getting a little concerned. I just wanted to reconquista.
>>4260335Timezones are fun, lets just he got stuck reading up on iberia
>>4258237Turn 2 850 SummerPedro has returned from his trip and tells about it. The ceremonies and processions were surprisingly quiet, although many things did not go as traditionally. For the first time, the king was chosen hereditary and not determined by the nobles. He was also not anointed king by the Primus of Hispania, but by the Bishop of Oviedo. The Primus has for some time been fallen out of favor of the Catholic from the North, since he is a subject of the Emir of Cordoba.The reason why things went so quietly was discovered by Pedro himself after some time. King Ordoño and his brothers Rodrigo of Castile and Gaton, your feudal lord, made a plan. He wants to crush the rebelling basques and then defeat the one who incited them to do so and calls himself the third king of Iberia, بنو بنو (Banu Qasi, lord of Zaragoza and half brother of the King of Pamplona/Navarra). For this plan he would also have the help of allies from the Gascony. This planned military campaign led to a truce between the nobles and could be a great chance. If we actively support the king, he could reward us with titles.But we could also do the least we can and send only the troops we need to(or even less so if you decide to do so). But then we would probably get nothing. How should we choose?>>4258507>but generally I'd like to hold a census of all our people and their professions and what they are able to grow on their farmsYea we rule about several dozen of hundreds people. The bureaucracy just isn't there to do this.And it would be too much work for me lol. Also to find out what proffesions and stuff they had in that time period is quite much imo"). >I see castle town, but what about other towns and villages?We don't have any towns under controll, only a few dozen villages. We are at the southern border of Asturia and the area around us consists of forests and temperate grasslands. No mention worthy water bodies.
>>4260520>rebelling basquesViva hispania! Send the men! Send the women! send the Luftwaffe!
So uh, what now?Amy matters that we have to attend to? Do we have the option for construction again? a market sounds good for revenue.
>>4260520>بنو بنوabsolutely unfaithful and infidelous
>>4260882To war it is. Now you have the option to choose how you want to help your liege. The options are manifold. You could just stay in your baronie and send only your troops. But that would sure not to any rewarded titles. But if you lead your troops and excel in battle you could earn some of them. Now if you even hired mercenaries(for much gold) you liege would be in deep debt to you. So how do you decide? Here a few mercenary bands you could choose:>German mercenaries called "Luftwaffe", they employ a lot of archers, making them vulnerable to cavalary charges. They would come with around 2000 to 3000 man. They would cost 250 gold.>Italian mercenaries called "Vigliacchi picchiati", they are known to be a army consisting mainly of pikeman and some heavy infantry, but they are also known as cowards, as they have fled battles.They would bring 3000 to 5000 man. They would cost around 500 gold>French mercenaries called "Chevalier de la passion", their army consists of light cavalary and some heavy cavalry. Consisting of 5000 man, they are also the most expensives one with 650 gold to pay.All mercenaries would be in time there to help your lord.
>>4262490>But that would sure not to any rewarded titlesI mean to say "But that would sure not be rewared with any titles".
>>4262490>Luftwaffewe can't afford to be fancy and we can just line up behind other lords melee troops
>>4262490>LuftwaffeHopefullt we can do some kind of ambush
>>4262490>Luftwaffe-250 gold to making our total 750 goldLead your troops. Let's be the support class
>>4262492>>4262507>>4262516>>4262527It's decided. You, Cristoval de Cadaqués, want to rise in rank and decide the best way to do so would be to go into battle with the king. However, since you are still relatively inexperienced in fighting, you would rather stay in the background, and act supportively. Since your 10 archers will sure not be enough for this, you want to buy more mercenary archers. You send out messengers to inform the "Luftwaffe" that you want to hire them and move yourself with your troops to the capital, while Pedro stays back at the baronie.Once there, you notice how it gets noticeably fuller every day. From all over the country Vassals of the King and their troops come to defeat the rebels and the muwallad lord Musa ibn Fortun ibn Qasi. After a few days in the city, your messengers also come to report, that your mercenaries arrive in boats before the march to battle. You go to the king with this information and tell him about it. King Ordoño seemed pleased, but not overwhelmed. He said that although they are only archers, their numbers are considerable.At Midsummer, the troops leave with great force. 10,000 men strong are the King's troops, 13,000 in total with your mercenaries. The King's troops consist mainly of light infantry and cavalry, but there is also some heavy infantry.After a few weeks the troops arrive in the Basque, but without any traces of your allies from Gascon, so the King sends messengers to find out more about them. The army then follow the rebels, who left in haste only two days before you arrived. You notice them following the river Ebro towards Saragozza, the capital of the muwallad. They seemingly want to unite with his troops. After a week of arduous marching, you have finally caught up with the rebels. But on the other side of the river, you see the Mullawid's armies approaching. If the two armies were combined, you would be outnumbered. The king is thinking hard and seems unable to decide whether to attack the rebel army already or to wait from message of the allies from the Gascony. Your troops are exhausted from the difficuilt march, but the enemy armies would be much more dangerous if they were united. The king, surrounded by his generals and vassals, asks you how he should decide and your word could tip the scales. So what do you recommend?>Attack>Wait>Something else, write in.
>>4263638Guerilla warfare on the rebel army to slow them down from joining the moslems.
>>4263638Skirmish and harass them and attack their supply.
Rolled 1 (1d3)>>4263660>>4263777>>4263804(I try to fullfill this wishes as good as possible, but the rebells and muslims are only at most a few hours distant while the river seperates them)When the king asks you, you respond with a surprising answer. Instead of attacking them directly or waiting for your allies you give them a third option. The Light Cavalry, supported by your archers, should skirmish the enemy units.The King considers your suggestion to be excellent, although some people reject your plan, maybe just because they do not consider you a real nobleman. Immediately after the meeting, the King passes on the commands and everyone gets ready. The archers draw the arrows and start to shoot while the Light Cavalry is harassing the enemy units.Results:D3:1- The rebells are put into disarray. Some try to flee across the river, while others try to escape back home. (D100 decides the amount of rebells that are able to organize and connect to the Muslims)2- The rebells can organize and start a counter charge. Battle will start.(D100 /2 decides the amount of Skirmishers that die.)3- While the rebells don't attack the Spanish army, the harrasing units aren't able to achieve anything of value, because the rebells are too quick.(D100 /4 decides the amount of losses on both sides)
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>4263956
>>4263958>>4263956Rebels are cowards it seems
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>4263956
Not another interesting quest