Character sheet: http://pastebin.com/rZQ8vVBdPrevious threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=crusader+questPart 5It is the Year of Our Lord, 1134.You are Wilhelm of Koblenz, crusading knight in the Holy Land. After defeating a band of criminals and delivering their leader in chains to the Lord of Sidon, you have taken the rest of your time to rest and recuperate. With your band of companions ever growing you retired to a Saracen rest house to meet with friends, where you practiced your musicianship to the enjoyment of the crowd.A night of passion with a slave girl took a wrong turn in the morning however, and has resulted in the death of the master of the house and one of his guests.Your companions gather in the hallway over the bloody affair. Your sword is still lodged in the master of the house's chest, while Sabeen's sword drips with the life blood of the knife wielding guest."Sir, what have you done?" Franz asked, "What will we do?"You draw your sword from the corpse and clean it on the hem of the corpse's shirt. Chihirizahd, clothed in only in bed sheets wrapped about her shapely frame, holds out for you your scabbard.> we must flee> this was not murder, the authorities will see that> write in
>>34542810Uh, what do we know about the authorities from this time?By flee, are we just fleeing from the house or fleeing from the city? Because we can't do latter without leaving the Danish guy behind.>> this was not murder, the authorities will see thatFor now.
>>34542810>> this was not murder, the authorities will see thatLie if need be, they clearly attacked us first.
>>34542810> this was not murder, the authorities will see that- The Master came to mediate the situation, because he could see the Merchant was furious. He did the right thing.- We were personally attacked and threatened with a weapon. As a knight, we went for our sword to defend our person. We are right in this.- The Merchant pushed the Master forward and attacked us using him as a shield. Wounds on the Master and the screaming will support the cowardliness of the Merchant.- Witnesses saw our room being intruded upon and weapons drawn. We have muslims who can attest to our story.
>>34543039>We have muslims who can attest to our story.Hah.,
>>34543119Considering this whole place is a Muslim joint, their word should carry some weight.If Muslim testimony is discounted, we win by default because a Christian knight killed two Muslims. Otherwise, just get Sabeen and/or Malik to testify on our behalf.
You buckle your sword to your hip and consider the dead men filling your hallway. They had struck first, they had sought to kill you so that they could kill a woman. No man would judge that murder.Besides which, you were a knight and they were commoners. Saracen commoners at that.You lean against the door frame and consider your options."There's no sense in flight," you say, "For we've no place of friendship to go, save all the way back to Germany. We'll test this in court. No doubt a simple explanation will be enough."Sabeen cleans the length of her blade with a cloth handed to her by Hugo. "You might well have a chance, but what of me? I am a Saracen, and a woman. There are different courts, I'm like to be tried under shariah in these Muslim quarters. It is the usual way of things, that Muslims should oversee Muslims. A favourable judgement is not likely, for a woman underarms riding with men. And the punishment most likely execution by stoning."That takes you back a little, that someone who has come to your rescue should be punished for it. You are no expert on local law, though you had heard a little."Do not be quick to think that," you say, "Still you might be taken to a Frankish court. It is the same case, so the same prosecution should be brought forth against us."Sabeen purses her lips. "But can you be certain of that? You might stay and see fair trial, but flight might be my best option."> argue for her to stay (roll 1d100, average of three)> agree that it might be safest for her to flee
Check if there was a guest book. If there was, remove and destroy it. If not, make a clean getaway.
>>34543188>> agree that it might be safest for her to fleeYeah, as much as I like rolling dice, I don't want to endanger her and get her father to remove our balls.
>>34543188> agree that it might be safest for her to fleeProbably the best bet. Unless we can have her tried under us.
>>34543188"Excuse me, but if you leave as it is, won't that indict you as a killer anyway?"
>>34543305>>34543281Actually. Wont we need her to testify?
>>34543188>> argue for her to stay (roll 1d100, average of three)
>>34543327They are Saracen commoners. We have more credibility than two dead Muslims here I think.
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>34543305changing to> argue for her to stay (roll 1d100, average of three)
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>34543188I already voted for the other option, but I'll roll to get this showing moving since it's first 3 rolls.
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>34543188> argue for her to stay (roll 1d100, average of three)
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>34543188>> agree that it might be safest for her to flee
>>34543348>>34543364>>34543378Welp, we sure Bard Knighted the hell out of her. Hope everything works out.
>>34543188We could ask Malik for someone to replace her.We could just say it was us or one of our retainers the one who did it.
>>34543348>>34543364>>34543378I'm sensing we are gonna roll very low for the trial.
>>34543348>>34543364>>34543378Bard going to Bard oh god what if Blaise is there?
>>34543421We should have just admitted to both killings. Or legged it.
>>34543188>> argue for her to stay (roll 1d100, average of three)with dem rolls what could go wrong?
>>34543535I say it Welf did it
You think it over. You'd like for her to stay, if only to testify on your behalf, but you think it foolish for her to risk her life needlessly. With the corridor filling and her only in a short night shift you note her discomfort, her arms crossed under her breasts and back placed to the wall, scimitar tucked over her shoulder."If you think it best to run, run," you say.She breathes out a long held breath."Thank you sir," she said, and slipped back into her room.Malik and his men are soon in evidence."Aye, what is this?" he asks, startled at the sight of death, "What has happened?""A man tried to go through my room, to harm a woman," you say, parting a little to show the slave girl, "I would not let him."Malik's brow crinkled. "You killed a man over a slave? You are a dangerous sort." You could not tell if that was approval or not. "I saw a boy run from the kitchens. Authorities will be here soon.""My case is clear," you say, "I don't fear the law."Malik nodded. "Fair point, but word has reached of my daughter's involvement from a passing gossip. We leave you here, for her safety.""We talked a bit on that," you say, "And I can't disagree."With that Sabeen returned armoured to ride."Good luck to you Sir Wilhelm," she said, eyes lingering past you on the slave girl, "Might you find justice.""And to you Sabeen," you say, "If ever you need help, call on me and you'll have it. I owe you a great deal.""Find us in Antioch," Malik said, "For its best we are gone from Jerusalem for a time. Peace be with you."And with that they departed, leaving you with your men and other guests standing around the corpses.A boy came running through the corridor."The Constable of Sidon is here!" he said.> wait for the constable here> go forth and meet him
Well, if it is a Muslim trial, we just need to replace her with another person, it's not like anyone else saw her.If we both get a Frank trial, she might have to get a champion? I'm sure Malik has competent people.
>>34543188> argue for her to stay shuit I just got her please tell me I'm not too late to vote
>>34543573>> wait for the constable here
>>34543540Orlando did it. He's no use for anything else.
>>34543573> wait for the constable hereGet our people out in view. Make the appropriate remarks upon the bodies.
>>34543573> wait for the constable hereLets get completly dressed
>>34543638We need him for his last name and noble connections.
>>34543727He doesn't have any decent connections around here, since all the real power is with the Duke. As for the name, same again.
>>34543760He has two, one which reinforces our already connection with Froggy and the other with an unknown noble.More importantly, we don't sell out our comrades like this. What would the rest of them think of our so-called honor?
You decide to dress and wait for the constable at the scene of the killing. Chihirizahd has changed back into her clothes and pours you a drink of water. She waits on you were you sit, on her knees beside you."Thank you master," she said, "Whatever else happens, thank you."You call for all your men to arm and line the doorway. Hugo comes to stand beside you, fluttering nervously as his eyes move between the slave girl, the corpses and the distant doorway."I shall commission a lawyer," Orlando said, "The best in Sidon, a Jew by name of Joshua. He has argued many a case successfully."The constable appeared with armed men before and behind him. He was a young man, tall and fat, with stubble thick over his chin and neck and hair in patches on his head."And what is this of murder?" he asked. His belly visibly jiggled, even under the mail shirt he wore. For all his fat and ugly appearance his eyes moved quickly, taking in the scene.> introduce yourself and argue your case (roll 1d100, average of three)> introduce yourself but demand a trial by combat> introduce yourself and ask he take you into custody for a trial
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>34543916>> introduce yourself and argue your case (roll 1d100, average of three)remember we are well within our rights as a knight to defend the innocent!
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>34543916> introduce yourself and argue your case (roll 1d100, average of three)
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>34543916>> introduce yourself and argue your case (roll 1d100, average of three)Bard knight away!
>>34543916> introduce yourself and argue your case (roll 1d100, average of three)"I unfortunately was attempting to buy this poor girl, however the Merchant, as he believed cheated out of his deal with the bar owner, attempted to take his revenge on both of us, using the master of the inn as a shield as he fought against me."
>>34543965>>34543998>>34544000The Maiden Knight's most dangerous weapon is his tongue
>>34543965>>34543998>>34544000Bard Knight being bard Knight
"Sir Wilhelm of Koblenz," you say, offering the man your hand. He takes it, but eyes you sideways."Leon Grenier," he said, another relation of Lord Gerard. "You mind explaining all this to me?"You motion to the scene. "I had awoken to a loud knock on my chamber this morning, to find two man waiting, one armed. They wished to take time with the lady distant, and I misliked their intentions.""A slave," Leon said with a frown."A woman," you replied, "Who was in fear of her life. A woman I had given shelter for the night, to keep her from the depredations of flesh hungry men."Leon gives you a look that said he doubted your chivalrous claim, but was more amused than angry."When they tried to force their way through, I took up arms. It was only the knife armed man I meant to struck, but the coward through the other in my sword's path. The desperate move of a coward. Alas, this other man was the keeper of this house, and owner of the woman yonder. The other cut me across the cheek," you show the cut, " before a friend could come to my aid and end him.""And this friend?" he asked."Fled for safety," you say, "They were a Saracen group, and feared reprisal for slaying one of their own.""Hmm, well they might, though Lord Gerard keeps all to just law Muslim and Christian alike. Well enough said," he nodded, "It sounds like self-defense, all within the bounds of the law and you should be fine. A case before the court shouldn't be necessary." He did not leave however.A fat finger was jabbed in Chihirizahd's direction. "That could be trouble however. The family of the owner might claim ownership and have her killed as proxy for the death of her owner. And I might well let that happen to keep the peace."He nodded to himself. "Though that is not justice. Perhaps I can make a claim, that you had purchased her legally the night before. For a sum of twenty pfennings?"He reaches a hand out and grins.> pay the man and claim ownership of Chihirizadh> do nothing
>>34544319>> pay the man and claim ownership of ChihirizadhWe are moving up in the world!
>>34544319>pay the man and claim ownership of Chihirizadhnevr hesitate to grease the wheels
>>34544319> pay the man and claim ownership of Chihirizadhwe should also care for the innkeepers family as a sign of remorse.
>>34544319> pay the man and claim ownership of ChihirizadhBastard. But could be useful
>>34544319pay the man and give him a friendly smile
>>34544355Nah, fuck that. They got the rest of the inn and plenty of other inns. We don't need to show remorse, the true murderer was clearly the other guy. Let them go after his family.
>>34544319can we buy the tavern?
>>34544319> pay the man and claim ownership of Chihirizadh"I am very glad I met you Leon Grenier, I hope I don't see you again unless I'm buying you a drink and a meal along with it."
Finest Knight in the lands.
>>34544395yet it was our sword that slew him....
>>34544422Our hand was forced
>>34544397We have 136 pfennings and the owner mentioned that we couldn't afford to buy the slave because she could easily bring in 20 pfenninsg a night. Since they have other slaves, I'm guessing the price might be out of range.>>34544422Swords don't slay people, angry cockblocked Saracens do
>>34544319> pay the man and claim ownership of ChihirizadhJust take notice that of >>34544395The merchant's family should pay for funeral rites and damages.
So what are we going to do with Chihirizadh? We can't just let her leave because she's going to get targeted by the innkeper's family anyway. It's probably not kosher to whore her out for extra money. We can't really bring her with us to our campaign.Maybe it's time to find a permanent, yet modest housing in the city?
>>34544349Agreed. It never pays to piss off the local authorities.Noble blood can only get you so far after all.
You produce the coins and place them in Leon's palm."Well meeting you Master Grenier," you say. The man nods as he slips the coins into a purse."And well meeting you Sir Wilhelm, don't be a stranger now. If you need me, come by the courts and we might have ourselves an association. This money might flow back towards a useful man, if he knows the way of things."When he leaves with his men-at-arms the slave girl wastes no time and flings herself at you, her arms wrapped about your neck."Thank you master, thank you!" real tears trickled from her eyes, "I will serve you well, I will not be disobedient. I promise."> acquired ChirihizadhYou untangle the girl from around your neck.Tomorrow was promised a quick day in court, but today was still open to you. What will you do for the rest of the day?> meet with a friend in the city (nominate)> go to market for some trading> find some other distraction (roll 1d100, average of three)
>>34544521I say we get ourselves a carriage of some kind. Would make transporation of all these horseless people easier
>>34544534>find some other distraction (roll 1d100, average of three)
>>34544521Are we really going to be sticking around here? The local Lord, while kinda impressed by our abilities, is a bit of an asshole. Maybe this is a good time for deciding on some medium/long-term plans... Time to sit down with our followers I think.
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>34544534>> find some other distraction (roll 1d100, average of three)We should really go real estate hunting
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>34544534> find some other distraction (roll 1d100, average of three)We need to get clothes for Chiri, and maybe find her or the troupe a job.
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>34544521we have 130 pfennings we can't afford a slave let alone a house.I say free the girl let her decide, besides having a saracen girl could be useful for various Intrigues as she can go where we can't.> find some other distraction (roll 1d100, average of three)
>>34544582I'd rather not free the girl just yet.
>>34544534What skills does she have? Languages?
>>34544534>> meet with a friend in the city ChirihizadhWe should probably hear if she has any talents. Besides the ones she showed us last night
>>34544635why so she can be our fucktoy? no having a slave is going to go down terribly with the any christian we meet and we need to stop thinking with our cock in the name of our Ambition.
>>34544683The Q&A last thread confirmed that slaves are acceptable practice among Christians so long as we treat them well.
>>34544683I thought freeing her was given. If she wants to stay or not is up to her
- We are dilettantes, our pfennings won't last forever.- There's a horse we still need to pick up. Maybe there's a job for Chiri there, at the least.- Also, send Orlando to Froggy? He better start working those ties for jobs or lodgings
>>34544683>>34544710>The Q&A last thread confirmed that slaves are acceptable practice among Christians so long as we treat them well.This. Keep her around, and she may come in handy *snicker* later - there are places a Saracen woman can go that we can't.
>>34544683>we need to stop thinking with our cock in the name of our Ambition.That's Liu Bei talking, not Cao Cao.
Personally, I'd say just keep the girl around as a personal servant, teach her to dress wounds and do basic tasks if she doesn't know it already.She's going to end up in exactly the same situation as she was before if she were free, best case scenario she joins the hospitaller or somesuch, but that's not likely to happen at all.Besides, having a mildly attractive woman on your hand always brings a sheen onto things, especially in balls and official places.
>>34544769We are Cao Bei! We just need to find a balance.Also get Orlando to use his contacts for work and a place to stay.
>>34544754This fella has the right of it, why if we wanted to we could even make her into an assiaain or body guard.Or at the very least someone to help take care of the day to day chores with our little brother and converted jew brother.
>>34544796>This fella has the right of it, why if we wanted to we could even make her into an assiaain or body guard.I doub that. However she will most likely be able to help with the day to day stuff. Maybe learn how to bandage etc.
>>34544787>Cao BeiLiterally the worst combination ever, even Liu Cao would be better.>>34544796>AssassinThat'd probably be mighty hard. But possible
>>34544782>best case scenario she joins the hospitaller or somesuch, but that's not likely to happen at all.Yeah, a Muslim girl joining the hospitalier is pretty unlikely. I don't see it as anywhere close to best case scenario honestly. Her being our personal servant is much more valuable than losing her for no gain.
>>34544782>>34544796Yep. We plan on being a lord eventually, having the first member of our household now is no big deal. We can teach her things to be useful for stuff besides sex - intrigue, medicine, whatever.
>>34544796>assiaain or body guardHonestly I think a cook or seamstress or intel operative would be more useful and more likely.
Here's what Im thinking>Free her but keep her on as a servant>''convert'' her to christianity teach her the right words etc>see what her skills are>go in the natural direction from there
>>34544866>>34544851>>34544834Well at the very least I want her to know how to use a dagger since we can't always be there to be the knight in shining armor as it were. Better she knows how to stick the other guy then just get slaughtered by our enemies.Also trying to catch up with what happened last time, seriosuly stright up murdering a guy? The hell hapenned?
You decide to leave off any plans and spend your morning looking for a distraction. It wasn't every day you killed a man, least of all one unarmed. You find a place serving beer and settle down for a couple drinks with your men.As you wash back your first you overhear a conversation."Have you heard?" a man said, "Count Hugh was here just last week calling on Lord Gerard. It's rebellion, it is in the air.""Lord Gerard and King Fulk are not friends, but Lord Gerard's brother is Prince of Galilee, and he'll not take up arms against kin.""What reason has Count Hugh to rebel?""I hear he is sleeping with his cousin the Queen, and seeks to make her paramount. With that he'll use her to take more land for his own. You know young Baldwin is his, not Fulk's?""Maybe. Word has he speaks with the Muslims as well, and has offered them land should they back his plans."You could not see who was talking in the gloom, and as you look the gossiping petered off. You had been told an envoy of Count Hugh of Jaffa had been in Sidon, but this talk of rebellion was new."Aye," Solomon announces, "Aye, Wilhelm, I'm going to take a short trip to check on my horse. Hope the villagers have not sold him or worse. I should be gone only a day or two. Like to miss your trial."> wish him luck> order him to stay> send a companion with him (nominate)
>>34544956>> send a companion with him (nominate)Hugo. Brother needs a strongly manly influence on his life and we uh probably can't provide that.
>>34544956> wish him luckBY the way, where's sabeen now?
> send a companion with him (nominate)Hugo
>>34544998fleed to Antioch
>>34544925Horrible rolls. Solved by excellent rolls and 20 coins.>>34544956> wish him luckWe should check with Orlando if he can get info on the gossips. Or at least a new job.
>>34544956>> send a companion with him (nominate)Hugo
>>34545025She can't have gone far, why didn't we go after her?
>>34544534>"And well meeting you Sir Wilhelm, don't be a stranger now. If you need me, come by the courts and we might have ourselves an association. This money might flow back towards a useful man, if he knows the way of things."This asshole might come handy when we decide to break Sigfrod out of prison and into our eternal service.>>34544956> send a companion with him (nominate)Hugo, he needs more experience in the ways of a swordsman (we're alright, but Sol's a better blademaster than Wilhelm).
>>34544956>> send a companion with him Hugo>>34544998On her way to Antioch with her father
>>34544924I don't really care about converting her. Her religious ties could be useful to us and it's not like we are 100% gung-ho about converting everyone. If she feels like it, sure. Otherwise, whatever. >>34544925Chivalry. The asshole wanted to turn her into pig meat, we stabbed the shit out of him after diplomacy failed. Self-defense.
>>34545054We need to get our Danish bandit buddy out first. Or would you forsake a knight's oath for dat ass?
>>34545068>Her religious ties could be useful to usDefinitely this.
>>34544956>Send a companion with him [Hugo]"Then all the best Solomon, take my brother with you after all I wish not for ill will or misfotune come upon you or your horse after all!"
>>34545098By "she can't have gone that far" I mean she shouldn't even be a few hours out, we could easily spend a day catching up to her and be back
>>34545098Even in the 12th century AD, the code of Bros before Hoes was in full effect.
"Hugo, go with Solomon," you say, pushing your little brother after your friend."But I'm your squire," he said."Aye lad, and I'm giving you a couple days to spend for yourself. Enjoy the road with Solomon, go learn yourself something and tell me all about it when you get back," you ruffle his untidy blond hair.Solomon took the boy by the shoulder and they left the tavern together. You frowned slightly and hoped they would be safe on the road, but trusted Solomon. He was the best warrior you'd yet met, which was saying something considering how many tourneys your master had dragged you to."And what of the rest of the day sir?" Franz asked, flicking peanuts shells across the saw dust strewn floor.> go to the markets and do some shopping> meet with a friend in the city (nominate a non-companion)
>>34545068thats why I said ''convert her'' its a mock conversion for appearances.> meet with a friend in the city (nominate a non-companion)Jehannes & Froggy
>>34545184>> meet with a friend in the city The Constable.Got to get our Danebro out so he can take part of the danish conquest of Estonia
>>34545184Do we have any non-companion friends in the city in the first place?Besides Jehanne and Neomi?
>>34544956>"I hear he is sleeping with his cousin the Queen, and seeks to make her paramount. With that he'll use her to take more land for his own. You know young Baldwin is his, not Fulk's?"Our end goal as Bard Knight is to bang the Queen of Jerusalem.
>>34545184>> meet with a friend in the city (nominate a non-companion)"Froggy", Orlando's buddy. Sir Matthias is his official name, I think. Definitely ask Orlando to introduce us to Sir Matthias and Lady Lucca.
>>34545245If we're planning to do that we should pay attention to this Rebellion if it comes to a head so we can do it right instead of ending up in the gallows
>>34545184We should probably tell Orlando that we don't need a lawyer anymore if we haven't already.
>>34545219You know Sir Matthias and his son, also named Matthias.You've made a connection with Constable LeonOrlando has a connection with a Lady Lucca.You know John the Baptist at the Hospitaller Cloister.You know Lord Gerard of Sidon.Friend might have been too strong a word.
>>34545184> meet with a friend in the city (nominate a non-companion)I think >>34545252 has it. We DID rekt some bandits out there, and that's two good jobs accomplished in front of Sir Matthias.
>>34545184>>34545252Yup, Froggy, then Lucca.
You decide to lean on your new friend Orlando, and ask him to introduce you to Sir Matthias.And its up a familiar street he leads you, to a familiar door. He knocks and out of a window above shoots the firey hair of Lady Jehanne. Her hair is unbound and uncovered, forming a ragged mane. She looked tired and pale."Sir Orlando and...oh," she leaned more fully out the window, "Have you come to call upon the Lord of the House, or my Lord Husband?" she asked. She had a scrubbing brush in hand dripping with suds."Your Lord Husband, but both would be welcome my lady," Orlando replied."I shall send him down at once," she said, disappearing back inside with a small wave.It was soon enough that the door was opened by an unfamiliar house servant and Sir Matthias the Younger came walking out. He really did look like a frog, with his skinny legs and fat belly, the broad face with thick lips.He had a frown that turned into a smile. "Ah, Orlando!" they hugged, and when they separated he turned to you. "I feel we've met before, sir." He extended a hand to you."Sir Wilhelm, I escorted your wife from Acre," you say."Ah, yes. Not sure if it's thanks you should have from me or a drumming. She can be quite the terror," he said. Jehanne leaned in the doorway behind her husband. She was dressed in simple garb, dirt tracked around the knees of her dress. She tips out a bucket into the gutter and wipes sweat from her brow.Still she gives you a smile in particular."And what is this call about, social or....?" Sir Froggy looked 'tween you and Orlando expectantly.> social only> work, do you know of any?
By the way. What is our last name ? is it just "Of Koblenz"?
>>34545618Start with social, then transition into work. Be courteous!
>>34545618>> social only
>>34545618>> social onlyto start with then lead it into> work, do you know of any?
>>34545618> social only> work, do you know of any?Both really. We haven't the slightest idea of Orlando's life, and we have tales to share about the venture.
>>34545620Most likely. Doubt we are part of any particular dynasty.
>>34545618>> social onlythen>> work, do you know of any?We may be a Bard Knight, but at least we know how to keep up with social niceties. Just straight up asking for work makes us look like someone desperately grasping for straws like a hobo. Starting as a social makes us appear in control of our lives and grants us the illusion of calm.
>>34545754Casting my vote here, DUES VAULT!
>>34545618> social only> work, do you know of any?Social first work second
>>34545620Unless you're someone important, a lot of folks don't have last names. Be nice if it turns out one of our ancestors is a bastard child of the Karling dynasty.
>>34545805It's fine, we'll bard our way all the way to the top.
"Just here to make an acquaintance," you say, "I've few friends in Sidon, but would like more. You seem a good sort, and Orlando speaks well of you.""He flatters," Sir Froggy said, "Come in then, a friend of Orlando is a friend of mine. I'll have the wife bring us some wine." He slapped Jehanne on the rump as he passed.The house of Sir Matthias was not large, but it was built on two floors and was well decorated. Religious art ringed the ceiling, the saints at prayer or so you assumed. He directed you to sit, and had a bowl of nuts and dates to eat."Your man I think will be more comfortable in the backyard," he said, sniffing at Franz. You instruct Franz to follow one of the house servants out the back, leaving you with Orlando and Froggy. Welf loomed in the corner. The man was so quite it was easy to forget he was there.Jehanne arrived with pitchers and cups, serving you each a generous serving.Froggy ran a hand along the inside of her thigh."Aye, she's learning," he said, "Soon enough she'll make a good wife and a good mother." He rubbed her belly with a grin. "I cannot wait for her to plump up. She's still far too skinny." He sends her off with another slap to the rump. "Leave the men to talk woman, there's still cleaning that needs doing upstairs.""Surely you have servants to do the cleaning?" you say as Jehanne disappeared."Oh, they have other duties, and its good to get the wife working. A husband must keep his wife disciplined lest she get ideas. It's all in a book I read by the Bishop of Pontiers," he said. "And I tell you, that woman needs to learn discipline, and how to discipline others. I had to dismiss her maid, she was so lazy on the girl. Why I caught them exchanging dresses one day. That was the last of that. Bah, good riddance."He takes up a cup and raises it. "Gentlemen," he said.> raise a toast to sir Matthias> raise a toast to sir Orlando> raise a toast to Lady Jehanne
>>34545976> raise a toast to sir Matthias> raise a toast to sir Orlando> raise a toast to Lady Jehanne
>>34545976>> raise a toast to sir MatthiasTo the host first, I'm fairly sure that's customary.
>>34545976>> raise a toast to sir MatthiasToast the host, otherwise we'll be insulting his hospitality.
>>34545976>> raise a toast to sir MatthiasAlways toast the host
>>34545976> raise a toast to sir Matthias> raise a toast to sir OrlandoNew friends
>>34546013>>34546032How about to Sir Matthias and his wonderful newly wedded wife?
>>34545976>>34546093I can go with this. Changing >>34546013 to that
>>34546093Down with that.Poor girl. Gonna have to fuck her later.Also, should we go find her maid later if she is just wandering Sidon?
>>34546093Nah, I'd say stick to the host 'cause while we, as a BARD KNIGHT, may respect both the male and female genders, clearly Sir Matthias here does not.Then again, it's 1134 and the social standards of that time period is-- well, completely different from 2014. In regards to this entire Quest, let's try to think like a bunch of 12th Century people instead of 21st century folks.Thinking like modern folks kind of caused us to fuck up badly in TKQ.
"To you Sir Matthias, a generous host," you drink and the others drink with you."Ah, a good vintage," Matthias smacked his lips. "My father has connections with the Italian quarter, we're gifted a bottle from near every shipment. It's a good friendship to have."He ate some dates, smacking his lips loudly as he ate."So, I hear you've had some adventures Orlando. Come tell me a little. All I hear is gossip from clucking hens. Would that I'd ridden with you and been able to speak of them myself."Orlando looked queasy. "There's little to tell.""Sure there is something though," Froggy insisted."I think others would be better story tellers," he says, deliberately looking in your direction.> tell the tale of your ride> ask Matthias a story instead, of his wedding day and married life
>>34546129Just remember the code of chivalry and I think we will do well, oh and take inspirations from our role model Cao Cao. Nothing wrong with being nice to the ladies and doing well in combat more or less
>>34546146> tell the tale of your ride
>>34546146>> tell the tale of your ride
>>34546146> tell the tale of your ridesans certain details of course
>>34546146>> tell the tale of your rideBut be sure to portray Orlando in a positive light, we don't want to embarrass the poor man!
>>34546146>> tell the tale of your rideJust leave out certain details
>>34546146>>ask Matthias a story instead, of his wedding day and married lifeProbably just me, but I'm getting the feeling/suspicion that Matthias, a bore and disgusting in habit at that, probably will adhere to the standards of the local disgusting nobility and would denounce us for not upholding our word if we tell him about our "adventure".
>>34546153>Nothing wrong with fucking married women and befriending might warriors to fight for usFixed that a little for you.We already got our Xu Chu, gotta collect the rest.
>>34546129Wilhelm is slightly more progressive but more so out of pragmatism than anything else
>>34546146>Matthias the Younger>Bad table manners>Boasting about business connections>Disrespects his wife and sent away his wife's maid which is technically his wife's maidservant and not his to dismissSins accounted for: Pride, Gluttony, Lust, and Greed.Yeah, "Sir" Matthias is a disgusting bore. Why the fuck did Orlando decide to be friends with this asshat?
>>34546242He's loaded and got some of dat fine ass wine.
>>34546242Not sure, how about we set him up for adultery with another fatso and save JEHANNE?
>>34546242because Orlando honestly can't catch a break & he has horrible taste
>>34546107Noemi can probably go back to the household with a letter from Jehanne. A downgrade, but not abandoned.
>>34546261The whole point of Jehanne marrying the fatso was for his money though. That wouldn't solve her money problem.We should definitely find the maid though.
>>34546242>Why the fuck did Orlando decide to be friends with this asshat?Poor guy probably doesn't have many choices. Luckily we are here.
>>34546287>Finding the maidMaid was shit, 0/10. Jeheanne a best
>>34546327But at least the maid knows more about the local social world than half the female nobles.Still, if we find her, we can get the low-down dirt on Matthias. People tend to pay good money for information pertaining to certian noble individuals.
>>34546327>Not wanting your personal maid It's like you want your finest shirts to be dirty and perfectly unpresentable. A man of our standing needs a maid to do our bidding.
>>34546362we got Chiris for that.
>>34546362A man of our standing needs a string instrument to break the ice.
>>34546382She's not fit to be a maid, but a houseservant and a personal servant. A maid requires high-quality training
"I can speak to some of that," you say, "It is where our friendship began, under Orlando's captainship." You lean forward and spread your hands out. "A muster was called for by Lord Gerard, to deal with bandits who were harassing the poorfolk of the northern pastures. Aye, a small but mighty host was brought together. Unfortunately there was a rotten core to it. Normans under Sir Blaise who were not looking for justice but rather plunder. No better than bandits themselves. It was well in our adventure when they broke from our ranks to raise havoc, and it was only the discipline of good men that kept them from running wild entirely. I myself was injured in that fighting, the villain himself near killing me."The crowd draws in, Sir Froggy nodding his head along. Jehanne listened from the doorway, entranced by your tale."After we had dismissed the Normans from our company we continued on to face the bandits. Sir Orlando proved himself a true knight in that action, cutting down a number of their best fighters. Sir Welf can speak of his valour. We took the bandit leader in chains, and it was Sir Orlando that presented him to Lord Gerard."Froggy all but bounced in his chair, as if he were riding out against the bandits himself. "Bad fortune however, the villain Sir Blaise had returned to Sidon and placed himself well in Gerard's court. Dripped poison against Sir Orlando that saw him unjustly punished for valiant deeds."Froggy and Jehanne both winced, with Froggy punching the arm of his chair."Stripped of possessions and land, left to be a knight-errant. It is for bringing peace to the country that our friend now finds himself in poor position.""Bah!" Froggy snarled, "No good deed goes unpunished!" He slapped his knee. "Why you should have come to father immediately. We shall arrange a petition with the High Court in Jerusalem and see your lands reinstated!"He bobbed his head. "Yes, the best lawyers will be on this. Lord Gerard continues to go too far!"
>>34546558"And what of you Sir Wilhelm?" Jehanne asked, "You spoke of wounds received. Do they bother you still?"She came to stand by your chair.> They were nothing my lady, and bother me no more> I'm still not recovered in full, but some pain is no burden
>>34546615> I'm still not recovered in full, but some pain is no burden
>>34546615>> I'm still not recovered in full, but some pain is no burden
>>34546615>> I'm still not recovered in full, but some pain is no burdenNozaki wouldn't lead me wrong, would he?
>>34546615>I'm still not recovered in full, but some pain is no burdenAlso, this plan to lawyer up night work...especially given then poor relationship between the King and our 'gracious' local Lord.
>>34546615>> I'm still not recovered in full, but some pain is no burden"Just like old times."
>>34546663The impending Civil War might shake things up. The King might not be able to afford to rule justly because he can't risk alienating our local Lord. It will be interesting though.
>>34546663If it works out Orlando will get his land back and we can Cao Cao for him
"My ribs still ache and my breath is quick to leave me, but twas a small price to reign in a villain," you say as she refilled your cup."Aye, 'twas such for you to rush ahead," Jehanne replied, "And was this a memento of your battle? It looks to fresh." Her fingers brushed the bound cut on your cheek."This morning," Welf grumbled from the corner.Jehanne quirked a brow. "And what happened this morning?" she asked.You drink your wine.> nothing worth speaking of> tell of your troubles this morning
>>34546748our case could weaken lord Gerad's position since we & a good number of knights can attest to Blaises brigandry
>>34546789> tell of your troubles this morningOh how we defended an innocent maid
>>34546801this fits with us I do bleieve
>>34546789"Just a small fight between a dishonourable coward and myself, nothing too worthy of comment."
>>34546801No, no, we need to brush over the fact we fucked her, need Jehanne to feel we had something special>>34546818Seconding something like this
>>34546789> tell of your troubles this morningJust the morning, though. The night is no issue.
>>34546847I believe Jehanne knew it wasnt special when we were with her. But more out of lust than anything else
>>34546847Both Jehanne and the maid fucked the bard-knight out of lust, not love. It wouldn't really do to complicate the situation and endanger the whole reason she married Froggy in the first place.
>>34546910Shhh, anon.>>34546937And it isn't complicating the situation at all.
>>34546789>> nothing worth speaking of
>>34546990But how is trying to get Jehanne to fall for the bard-knight not trying to complicate the situation?Jehanne had to marry Froggy because he would make sure her father and family would live comfortably. That's what Jehanne resolved to do as well. Weakening her resolve may make things worse.
>>34546789>> tell of your troubles this morningYou were at an inn, a man was angry with his slave - he looked to kill her, you tried to get him to calm down, he struck her.
You think on how best to phrase your answer without causing some scandal."There was a woman," you say, "And a coward who meant to do her harm." You finish your wine. Jehanne pours you some more."Wife, you wait on the man as if he were your husband," Sir Froggy says with a chuckle, "Come refill my cup and begone with you. You've had stories enough for one day and chores still to finish." She filled his cup and left. You watched her leave."Aye, see how I am soft on her?" he said, "But I could not bear to mar such soft white skin. It did not break my heart to give her old maid a slight bruising, her skin absorbed the colour well, but even that did not bridled the woman. Ah, disobedient women. What woman isn't though, eh?"He finished his drink."Now I see you are a man of some martial inclination, perhaps you could do a favour for me. My father has been cheated by a merchant, and it would be good if he were punished some. Nothing major, a broken finger or two. You'll find some money in it for you, if you've interest.""Say, ten pfennings?"> fair pay> I'll do it for twenty (roll 1d100, average of three)> I'm not a thug for hire sir
>>34547072"I apologise sir, my crew is having to deal with a situation revolving the story I told earlier, I'm afraid that work may get in the way, after all, a man who hunts two rabbits gains neither."
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>34547072>> I'll do it for twenty (roll 1d100, average of three)We should probably find the maid as a favor to Jeanne at the very least.
>>34547072> I'm not a thug for hire sirBut be diplomatic about it. Ask if there anything else that might require the aid of a knight
>>34547121>>34547133Yep, that sounds diplomatic enough. Maybe add something about being happy to help once the situation is resolved.
>>34547072diplomatically turn him down ask about the maid
>>34547072>>34547121>>34547154Sure, let's go with these.
>>34547121This works for me
>>34547072> I'm not a thug for hire sirWe're a Christian knight after all.
"I'm afraid now is not a good time for such work," you say, setting aside your cup. "I've court on the morrow and other affairs that require my attention. Would that I could.""Fair enough, perhaps another time and a different venture," he says.Your visit has run on a little late. "Well, it was a pleasure to meet you properly Wilhelm," Froggy said, shaking you by the hand, "And Orlando, do call on father when you can. You have our utmost support in your case. If you have a chance, head to Jerusalem yourself. This is most certainly a matter for the High Court, and should be dealt with quickly. Our Lord is grown too greedy of late."He sees you and all your companions off."Don't be a stranger," he said, waving you away. As you leave you catch sight of Jehanne in the window, her gaze following you for a moment before the shutters closed.You were not sure if you quite liked Sir Froggy, but could find no real problems with his hospitality. Sir Orlando seemed pleased with the run of the visit."Waiting out the back like I'm a fucking dog," Franz grumbled.Chihirizahd came and walked a step behind you, enjoying the sky above."It was rare I should be allowed outside," she said, "I much prefer it. You should not grumble such Master Franz, there are worse things then a tidy yard with a bright clear sky."The midday sun is high and hot.> go to the markets> call on an acquaintance in the city (nominate)
>>34547308>> call on an acquaintance in the city (nominate)Lady Lucca. our other noble connection
>>34547308>> call on an acquaintance in the city (nominate)Maybe look for the maid
>>34547308Lady Lucca. But we should also get to buying stuff at some point. Our party has grown and we dont have horses for everyone
>>34547308look for the maid, Neomi I think her name was
>>34547371>>34547400Maybe split the party and have Franz look her?
>>34547371>>34547400I know that we as the players want to find the maid because OH MY GOD WE KNOW HER AND WE BANGED HER.But Wilhelm is a fucking knight in the holy land. She was a maid he knew for a few days and banged. He wouldn't be too concerned in actively seeking her out.And what would we do if we tracked her down? Offer to employ her? As what? We have nothing she can do. No place for her to work. We're a fucking mercenary. And if you try to say that she can take care of small busy work, we already have a nice slave girl.Meet with some other noble.
>>34547308>> call on an acquaintance in the city (nominate)We'll personally go to Lucca, have the companions that know the maid look for the maid.
>>34547464You say that like we're not /tg/
>>34547464We'd find her to make sure she's at least not homeless out in the streets. She was thrown out on her ass in a strange city.Wouldn't it be knightly and Christian to seek out someone that we know is in need? Particularly someone that we anal banged?
>>34547511I'm pretty sure it was the vag
>>34547308>> call on an acquaintance in the city (nominate)Neomi the maid
>>34547511she's working for Jehannes now we know that much as we were told as much while escorting them here.> call on an acquaintance in the city (nominate)Lady Lucca
>>34547511True, but we need to meet Lucca too. Who else are we going to bang this thread?3/5 is unacceptably low for the Bard Knight.
>>34547549We were just told that her husband threw her out.Don't bother finding the maid.
>>34547549>I had to dismiss her maid, she was so lazy on the girl. Why I caught them exchanging dresses one day. That was the last of that. Bah, good riddance.">It did not break my heart to give her old maid a slight bruising, her skin absorbed the colour well, but even that did not bridled the woman. Ah, disobedient women. What woman isn't though, eh?"Did you not read the updates?
>>34547533No, that was Jehanne.
>>34547562>>34547576Whoops I missed that still I'm sure it can wait a few hours
>>34547605We also did her in the vag. She even told us that she wasn't a virgin before we did her so we wouldn't worry.
>>34547628I'm fine with this so long as we make a honest effort to see if the maid's doing alright. I am not asking to waifu her or even employ her. It would get us massive points with Jehanne and it would also be courteous of us to make sure a vulnerable woman isn't left exposed on the streets.
>>34547308> call on an acquaintance in the city NeomiJust to check up on her. Making sure she is alright
>>34547657just make it our next order of business after seeing the good lady lucca
>>34547696That seems like a reasonable compromise. Not like we have anything else to do really before the trial. We can shop for horses after the result of trial so we know how many to buy.
>>34547716Just buy 1 horse and 1 carriage.
>>34547727We don't need a carriage. And that shit is expensive.
>>34547744If we are dragging every maid and slave girl and errant knights in the holy lands we might need to
You recall another friend of Orlando's. Lady Lucca."Oh yes, my dear Lady Lucca," Orlando smiles, "Yes, that would be good. If she is taking visitors. She is a very busy woman, taken to this and that with much demands on her time."And while you plan to go there you take Franz aside."Would you ask around about Neomi?" you say, "It's not that I would seek her out but...well I worry she might be in a bad way."Franz nodded. "If she can be found I'll find her. Had enough of dealing with nobles for one day."He gives you a small salute and drifts off in a separate direction."My Lady Lucca is in the Genovese district. Light steps there, they rule themselves and our Lord has little authority to interfere."It was a closed off part of the city you were permitted into, a very handsome section of the harbour. Sailors and merchantmen were in evidence, and they seemed in the midst of some celebration, drinking in the street. Whores called out as you passed, openly displaying their goods from window sills. It was a very different air from the rest of the city."She is in here," Orlando leads you through a tight alley that led up to a tall building, a tower in truth. He knocked once and the door was opened by a beautiful young woman with dirty blond hair."Orlando!" she kissed him on the scar on his lip, "Welcome back.""Jessica," he replied, bowing, "Is your aunt home?""Oh but she's engaged," she said, inviting you all in, "It shouldn't be much longer, Sir Jean is a quick one."It was a well furnished sitting room, with a painting of Mother Mary on one wall and St Michael on the other.Jessica helped you each with your boots and placed them by the doorway, fetched a bowl of water to wash your feet."My brother James should be out shortly too," she said, "If that's your interest." She winked at you.Soon enough a very satisfied looking old man appeared out of a doorway.A shapely woman of early forties bid him out in thick french. (cont.)
>>34547727how about a cart with a canvas top instead?
>>34547777FOR WHAT PURPOSE!? Why not buy a fucking windmill. Or a pack of camels. Or a ship. More useless shit we don't need.Oh wait, what about camels? For real.
>>34547777I thought that was a carriage.Sorry i am mixing up stuff and english isnt my first language.
>>34547774The old man bid her farewell by kissing her ring finger before departing. And then she turned to you.Bright eyes framed a face still quite youthful for her age and she moved with a mirthful step."Orlando!" she kissed him on the scar, "So good to see you dear pet. I have heard everything. How abominable to be treated such. I shall have any of my nieces see to you tonight, no charge and no worries." Then she turned to you and her eyes narrowed."Well now, I see a stranger," she extended to ou a hand to kiss and she said in fluent German, "What brings you to the Holy Land?"> gold and glory> I wish to do my part for Christ> where else is there to be?
>>34547845> where else is there to be?
>>34547845oh great its a fucking brothel let's keep our dick in our pants eh?> where else is there to be?
>>34547845>> where else is there to be?
> I wish to do my part for Christ
>>34547958>...by fucking every girl from here to Jersualem
>>34547845> where else is there to be?Ask about all the noble ruckus we're having lately. She must hear a lot of gossip.
>>34547971By Christ must every fucking quest on this board become this? harem a shit
You kiss her hand. "Where else is there to be?" you say."Where else indeed," she replied, still in German. "You are from....Trier, correct? No, but perhaps close. Yes. Along the Rhine some where." Her eyes darted over to Welf and her smile grew. "And what interesting company you keep." She bowed before him and said something in...was it Swabian? You only understood some of that dialect."Hnn," was all of Welf's reply, though he stood and retreated into the corner of the room as a result."Well," she said in Latin, "Well what a nice little group. So good to see Orlando with more friends."And she sat in the seat Welf had vacated."Tell me sir, and tell it true, did you take Lady Jehannes' maiden head while escorting her to her own wedding?" she asked in German.> true> lie, 1d100 average of three
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>34548010>> lie, 1d100 average of threeBLUFF BLUFF BLUFF
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>34548010>> lie, 1d100 average of threeHow the hell does she know?!
>>34548010>Write in: Deflect"Oh? And on what do you base this baseless rumor on?"
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>34548010>> lie, 1d100 average of threeShe's got nothing on us. Just keep denying and all will be well.
>>34548025You think women don't talk to each other? That Neomi heard it from Jehanne and told it to someone else?
>>34548010"There may be some credance to that but tell me only a few would know of that would a girl by the name of naomi happen to be in your employ by anychance?"I think we found maidsis
>>34548010>I did not have sexual relations with that woman
"Hmm-hmm!" her eyes sparkled, "Why I might almost believe you." She beckoned to Jessica and exchanged something in French. The girl soon departed."You are a good liar sir, but the world is full of very good liars," she said, "Now tell me, did you kill the owner of the Saracen Spear and make off with his most expensive girl?" Her eyes flicked to Chihirizahd.> lie (1d100, average of three)> truth
>>34548103> truthWe did kill him. However we were forced by the merchant
>>34548006Wilhelm banged a maid in the first thread. It was always too late to play a pure Christian knight. Willhelm has a pretty flexible view of Christianity given his sexual proclivities and eagerness to consort with heathens. He's a Christian, but not rabid about it.
>>34548103>> truth''aye but only through an unfortunate series of event's''this lady is a bloody spider I LIKE HER!
>>34548103>> truthSelf-defense! It's not our fault that we are apparently God of Music.
>>34548133I does seem to atleast try to be a proper knight but the temptations of the flesh is too much for him
> truth>>34548133Yeah, but can it be done in a different way? Every dumb thread does the same thing, it gets old
>>34548103>truthHe was thrown onto our sword by a cowardly merchant.The constable also passes by, doesn't he?
>>34548168I mean, people are free to vote how they'd like. I personally vote for Wilhelm to go for it so long as it doesn't break the golden rule of bros before hos. Which is why I voted against going to the church of whores.
"That is true, you seem well informed over a humble knight of no standing," you reply."Oh, I would not say of no standing what so ever," her fingers danced along your forearm.Jessica returned with another girl in tow. She wore a simply dress meant for working, and her hair had been cut ridiculously short like a nun's, but there was no mistaking Neomi."My newest niece," she said, gesturing off to her, "I think we are much alike in some respects. We are both collectors of interesting people. Now what we use them for might be very different. Tell me, what do you really want out of the Holy Land?"> to be a lord of power and influence> to be a good Christian> write in
>>34548279>> to be a lord of power and influence>> to be a good ChristianThere's no shame in wanting both power and glory as well as being a good Christian. Crusades was about both. We'll make it work somehow.
I'm going to head out for a bit and grab a bite to eat. I'll be back in about an hour.
>>34548279> to be a lord of power and influenceI wish to become a man of means within the Holy Land, for my name to be counted amongst those who are known to the King of Jerusalem."It is good to see that you are at least safe Neomi"
>>34548279> to be a lord of power and influence> to be a good ChristianWe atleast try to be a good christian
>>34548279>> write in''oh this & that men desire many thing & am I not a man?''
>>34548279> to be a lord of power and influence> to be a good ChristianWe're gonna be St King Louis before he's even born
>>34548341King of Alexandria get hype!
>>34548279To make my mark on history.
>>34548279> to be a KNIGHT of power and influenceWe're doing this Cid style. Songs, swords and a list of adventures long enough to write about.
>>34548279She has been telling on us! Feck you Neomi!
>>34548362of Klobenz bowl! GET HYPE!
>>34548362>Coptic Church freed from Muslim bondagemuh nigga
>implying Wilhelm is a good christianTOP FUCKING KEK
>>34548401No one's a "good Christian" anon. He just needs to throw himself into the confessional soon enough
>>34548385>>34548413I honestly feed bad for her. In the span of few weeks, she's seen the man that she love die a painful death, sent to a strange city, and then get hit and kicked out. And now she basically has to turn to prostitution to just keep herself safe and fed. That's a pretty awful situation to be in.
Really guys, I just want a manor with enough animals and orchards to finance our travels.
>>34548414https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCHSreFMkXwWhat Wilhelm could had beenThink it is a pretty good idea he didnt turn out like that. Those guys were nuts
>>34548509She shouldn't have acted so much out her place. She was a maidservant, she should have acted like it, and not a whore.
>>34548509I feel like we should at least offer her the chance to come with us. We probably can't employ her forever, but we can provide essentials until she finds a way to make a honest day of living. If she refuses, then so be it.
>>34548560Nope, we're already oversaturated and without means of sustenance. I say we go caravaning to know the routes better.
>>34548560Being a prostitute wasn't such a bad deal back then, man.Oh shit, we could open up our own brothel.
>>34548584Information & Intrigue anon use your head.we are a social knight not a RIP & TEAR knight that's Solobro's job
>>34548584And I said give her some money so she has the option of not being a prostitute. It's not the Optimal Powergame Route, but I don't particularly care. She's a former companion and I don't see what's wrong with giving her that option for a pittance. She doesn't have to accompany us, in fact, that would be a bad thing.
>>34548654Might also be a good idea to get a bit better on her side. The walls has ears in this building and the information that could be found could prove useful
>>34548605Chihirizahd might beg to differ on that. I guess it depends on the situation and the master/operator of the brothel. In any case, I see nothing wrong with asking the girl first.
>>34548654She's ducking part of the lady's entourage you retard
>>34548682She wasn't a prostitute. She was a fucking slave. And still is.
>>34548654She's already working there. We really aren't at the level of paying for others yet.
>>34548654>>34548687>>34548709>She wore a simply dress meant for working, and her hair had been cut ridiculously short like a nun's,More likely to be a working girl rather than a prostitute. Need confirmation before jumping to conclusions here.
>>34548740Exactly, she found a place. WE are just horsing around so far without an income.And apparently carrying around the cutest muslim at our neck.
>>34548830If we get Orlando some of his land back we can use his place as base of operation
>>34548844Or we can go out there and take some of our own.
>>34548853With what army ?
>>34548830>>34548844Jobs aren't going to be hard to come around anyway. We should really think of the whole Orlando thing as a long-term goal. >>34548853How? We got 4 knights and 2 man-at-arms.
>>34548880>>34548861Long term, man. Long term.
>>34548880we do it as Liu bei did with talented ,otherfuckers & CHIVALRY!!
>>34548948Long term is Orlando, longest term is Alexandria
>>34548954Oh, so we serve a lord then eventually backstab him. That could work.
>>34548962>Alexandria>Not the entire nile delta>Not bringing christendom to egypt>Not recruiting dickass awesome administrator come strategist.>>34548979only as a last resort anon after they show themselves to be unjust to their subjects
>>34548962We could try to take the rein of power in Kingdom of Jerusalem for the long-long term plan.
>>34549004>only as a last resort anon after they show themselves to be unjust to their subjectsWe can always manufacture a reason. Liu Biao and Liu Zhang both administered over peaceful, prosperous provinces until Liu Bei showed up.
>>34549015nah dude the problem is that Jerusalem is wedged between the Mamluks in egypt & the Seljuk's in fucking everywhere elseif we can provide a geopolitical reprive via alexandria Jerusalem is that much more secure.>>34549051true although Liu biao's was manufactured if I recall.
>>34549081But we'll need an army to take Alexandria. Being a trusted subordinate of the Queen might allow us to "borrow" an army that we can build on.Obviously this is super long-term and not really serious discussion.
We ain't getting anywhere without short term goals.We need proper jobs and lodgings (doubt we can take Chiri everywhere).Then we can work on getting a post or maybe joining a lord's list. We have enough people for a lance now.
>>34549143we should probably consider heading to Jerusalem to petition the king about Orlando's cousin. We might earn a few coins along the way.Travellers and Caravans always need guards
Short term goal: Jobsmiddle term goals: Lodgings & menlong term: more men & landsAmbition: Alexandria & the nile.
>>34549194i agreeGOD WILLS IT
>>34549194Yes!Get gold, get men, get land.Wait for strife in Egypt.Get holy warriors to crusade into the Nile valley.The Glory of Alexandria resurrected!Free the Nubians from their fear of being crushed by the muslims. Welcome them back into the wider Christian world.
>>34549194hell with a seriously good Admin we could turn Alexandria into a breadbasket unrivalled anywhere else
>>34549244Wouldn't require much work, it already was at several points.>>34548279>> to be a lord of power and influence
Back. Sorry it took so long. Writing up.
>>34549918Good news! thread didnt derail completetly while you were gone!
>>34549961>Good news! thread didnt derail completetly while you were gone!...I suppose that is our cue to start speculating about who the Bard Knight will engage in cock-to-cunt combat next?
"What do I really want?" that's a big question. "What do I really want?" You hold out your hand and make a claw, envisioning all your futures in the palm of your hand. Money, power, women, land, war. Kingdoms rising and falling before you. The dream of power, the dream of glory."I want what only can be won, I want all that I can get with my own two hands. I want power and glory. I want land, land enough that a king would shudder. Money to make even the kings of Cathay weep. And an influence that even popes would fear me."You look up to her, match her gaze. She watches you, eyes bright and smile wide, chest rising in exultation."What do I want? Everything. I want everything."She claps. "We really are alike," she said. She leaned over and kissed your hand. "No one can promise everything, but I can promise much. If you will help me. It is not a big favour, though it may lead to big things. I want you to go to Jerusalem for me. Not now, but soon, and deliver a message to Queen Melisende. Very discreetly. Do this for me, and locked doors may open for you," she rose from her chair and smoothed her skirts, looked down at you waiting for a reply.> I will deliver your message> I will not be your agent, find someone else
>>34550102> I will deliver your message
>>34550102Oh shit she's in cahoots with the rebels
>>34550102>> I will deliver your message
>>34550102> I will deliver your messageOhhh intrigue!
>>34550102>> I will deliver your messageThe die is cast and let God guide our hand. And penis.
>>34550102"Your will be done"
>>34550133If anything, Melisende is the rightful ruler by blood, not Fulk.
>>34550168oh OH! we shall give her the D unlike any other can > I will deliver your message
You nod your head."Let it be so," you say, "I will deliver your message to the queen."Lucca tapped her lips. "Then that is the very last we will speak of this. The message shall come through one known to you when you reach the city. Some time in this next month, ah, it must be before the beginning of Easter. No later than that or all is wasted. That is all."She clapped her hands and some more people appeared, men and women."Meet my family Wilhelm, my nieces and nephews, and if its your interests take one for the night."> turn down her offer> pick one
>>34550269>> turn down her offerHAHA TIME FOR AMBITION!
>>34550269> pick oneIn retrospect, we really should have kept Hugo with us. Oh well!
>>34550269>> turn down her offerlets go to the market, get that lion-helm
>>34550269>> pick oneWhat about the rest of our companions? Change my vote to > turn down her offer if we are basically just leaving them out to fiddle their thumbs while we do the deed.
>>34550269>Turn down her offer.But perhaps I might ask another boon, what know you of the proclivities of Constable Leon.To better figure how we might free Sigfrod from jail.
>>34550269> turn down her offerMaybe some other time. Let us go to the market and buy some stuff also. We should look after the companion we sent to find Neomi
>>34550269> turn down her offerGUYS WE FINALLY HAVE OUR BIG BREAK LETS NOT RUIN THIS BY GETTING FUCKING SYPHILIS
>>34550291While I agree with your vote, you can't evoke Cao Cao while refusing to bone girls. That's asking for a Nat 1 on our next dice roll.
>>34550335>GUYS WE FINALLY HAVE OUR BIG BREAK LETS NOT RUIN THIS BY GETTING FUCKING SYPHILISWAY TOO LATE ANON>>34550269> pick one
>>34550365fine lets bed someone ANYONE but one of these whores
>>34550422If we really need to we do have Chiris for when we head to bed at the end of the day
Maybe we can offer it to our German companion instead? I would say Franz, but he's off looking for the "lost" maid right now.
"You are very generous Lady Lucca, but no," your words have her head arching and eyes blinking in clear surprise, "I have other tasks that require my attention. Your family, as lovely as it is, will have to do without me."Her surprise turned into a smile and a clean laugh."Why Sir Wilhelm, never be a stranger," she said, stepping up to tip-toes to kiss you on either cheek. "When you are ready we must certainly arrange something special.""And I look forward to calling on you again. To continue our conversation, and other things."She sees you and your companions out the door, sans Orlando who is taken away by his own lust into a backroom, calling out a 'see you on the morrow' as a giggling Jessica pulled him away.Now it remained just you, Welf and Chihirizahd.> go to the market and do some last minute trading> find lodging for the night
>>34550492>> go to the market and do some last minute trading
>>34550492> go to the market and do some last minute trading
>>34550492>> go to the market and do some last minute tradingLets get some stuff before we head to the tavern.
>>34550492Is there an Inn we always frequent, since we still have to hook back up with Franz
> oud, 15 pfennings> good harp, 25 pfennings (bonus for performing at feasts)> Strategikon of Kekaumenos, 150 pfennings (+5 war, +5 leadership)> Nine Men’s Morris set, 3 pfennings. (Can be used to raise Int and affection)> Backgammon set, 3 pfennings (Can be used to raise int and affection. Can be given as gift)> Dice, 3 pfennings.> Loaded dice, 6 pfennings (illegal)> high quality Shatranj set, 100 pfennings (Can be used to raise either war, int or leadership, declared at the start of the match, and affection. Can be given as gift)> Chivalric arming sword, 5 pfenning (+5 war)> Damascus steel arming sword, 170 pfennings (+7 war, +2 damage, ignores armour)> enclosed helm, 8 pfennings (-2 damage)> Silk clothes, 20 pfennings (+3 charisma)> The Lais of Marie de France, 100 pfennings (+5 charisma, bonus when performing at feasts)> Historia Caroli Magni, 100 pfennings (an entertaining book that can be given as a gift)> Avicenna's Canon of Medicine, 150 pfennings (+10 intelligence, protection from disease)
>>34550599> oud, 15 pfennings> enclosed helm, 8 pfennings (-2 damage)
>>34550599Buy an oud & some silk clothes?Might be a way to curry favor with a lord?
>>34550521You enter the bustling market, even near sunset today it is still busy, many Bedouin down from the horse trading and new pilgrim arrivals keen to unload coin. You browse through the options, still amazed at the length and breadth of available goods for sale.One man beckons you over with a shirt, the other demonstrates the cutting power of a sword on a leg of lamb. The perfumes are almost intoxicating of themselves.
>>34550599> good harp, 25 pfennings (bonus for performing at feasts)> Silk clothes, 20 pfennings (+3 charisma)
>>34550599> good harp, 25 pfennings (bonus for performing at feasts)> enclosed helm, 8 pfennings (-2 damage)>Silk clothes, 20 pfennings (+3 charisma)
>>34550599>> Silk clothes, 20 pfennings (+3 charisma)>> enclosed helm, 8 pfennings (-2 damage)>> good harp, 25 pfennings (bonus for performing at feasts)also can we get that lion-helm somewhere?
>>34550599>> good harp, 25 pfennings (bonus for performing at feasts)> Silk clothes, 20 pfennings (+3 charisma)
>>34550599>> good harp, 25 pfennings (bonus for performing at feasts)>> enclosed helm, 8 pfennings (-2 damage)>>Silk clothes, 20 pfennings (+3 charisma)
>>34550599>>34550646I'll go with this.
>>34550599Let's sell that extra saddle too
>>34550649>also can we get that lion-helm somewhere?Buy an enclosed help, stick our lion pelt on it.
>>34550599>> Avicenna's Canon of Medicine, 150 pfennings (+10 intelligence, protection from disease)This honestly sounds like an excellent purchase, way down the line.
>>34550691Agreed. Disease is probably the most lethal thing we will encounter.
>>34550705>>34550691We need more work
>>34550691>>34550705Not enough dosh yet
>>34550691cant afford it yet
>>34550711>>34550721>>34550727>way down the line.
You buy a harp from one craftsman and give it a pluck. It's notes are clear and sweet. Next you see a clothes stall and purchase a new set made of fine silk.Turning aside from pleasant feast day wear you buy a good helm with a hinged face plate. The merchant raps the plate with a knuckle and promises it could stop 'near anything, god willing'. Fifty three pfennings are fished out, but the merchant selling the harp is willing to trade for your extra saddle. Instead its only twenty eight pfennings for a day's trading.You think again of that lion skin, but for a good tailor to work it you would need to come to the markets early. The very finest craftsmen are already packed away for the afternoon.With nothing else pressing you need to find lodging for the night.> head to the hospitaller cloister> call on one of your friends in the city to provide lodging (nominate)
>>34550876>> call on one of your friends in the city to provide lodging (nominate)Froggy or LuccaWe can't go to the cloister with a Muslim slave, can we?
>>34550876> call on one of your friends in the city to provide lodging Sir froggy
>>34550898>We can't go to the cloister with a Muslim slave, can we?Pretty sure there were muslims there when we went.That said, it would probably be bad manners to fuck her there.>>34550876>> call on one of your friends in the city to provide lodging (nominate)Lucca.
>>34550898>>34550914why do you want to call lucca again?
>>34550876>> call on one of your friends in the city to provide lodging (nominate)Good sir froggy
>>34550925Better than froggy since we can be licentious with a Muslim slave at Luccas's and we and Lucca have an understanding through the deal.
>>34550898Clarifying vote, going to go with Lucca instead of Froggy.
>>34550945it's a brothel not a tavern
>>34550876>> call on one of your friends in the city to provide lodging (Lucca)
You decide to head to Lucca's and see if you can take her up on that offer, at least for a room.By the time you get there it is quite dark, and drunks are out howling around the docks. Chihirizahd clings to your arm while Welf keeps a cautious eye on every shadow. You reach the place safely though, and are admitted by a sleep eyed young man with an open vest."I'm afraid my aunt has been called away," he said, "She's a very busy woman.""We're just looking for a room, she knows us," you say."Hmm," he purses his lips, cocks his hips, "Well this isn't an inn, this is the Lady's private residence. But for a night, if you do know her..."> offer him ten pfennings for the night> convince him (roll 1d100, best of three)
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>34551109>> convince him (roll 1d100, best of three)Bard knight is strong.
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>34551109>> convince him (roll 1d100, best of three)''come now we can do better than that''
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>34551109>> convince him (roll 1d100, best of three)
>>34551109> offer him ten pfennings for the night
>>34551132>>34551126>>34551123not even bard knight can save us..
>>34551109>> offer him ten pfennings for the night
>>34551109>> convince him (roll 1d100, best of three)
"Ten is a bit steep," you say, "Surely we can come to some kind of accommodation." The young man considers you for a second with a sly grin. "Some kind of reasonable accommodation," you reiterate.Five pfennings," he said, "And you stay in the servants' quarters. No hassling the guests."> done> find other lodgings instead
>>34551198>doneCould be dangerous being outside at this hour
>>34551109> find other lodgings instead
You hand over the five pfennings with a minimum of grumbling. He grins and it disappears into his cod piece."Follow me," he says with a sashay of his hips.He lads you through the house, giving you a few small glimpses of ongoing titillation. At one point a one armed man all covered in grease came bursting out of a room and disappeared down a hallway laughing madly, chased by a trio of young women wearing antlers."Huh," Welf muttered, scratching his neck.It certainly was a strange place, the sounds of love making well muffled but still audible. You note the act in many voices, false delight put on for paying customers, but you hear no cries of anguish or upset as you had at other dens of lasciviousness you had frequented over the years."And here you are," some spare pallets by an oven. You had slept better on the road. He grins and disappears. A couple of servants are curled up already like cats, napping restfully.> you have time before bed to get to know one of your acquaintances better, nominate which one.
>>34551339>> you have time before bed to get to know one of your acquaintances better, nominate which one.Lets hear if Chiris has any skills other than love making
>>34551339Chihirizahd, Kurdish slave girl
Welf takes up in the corner of the room, axe out and over his lap, a whetstone working the edge.Chihirizahd however swam up into your arms, draped her head across your chest, one hand on your hip, the other n your lap. It was a practiced, routine position.It occurred to you that you knew nothing of this girl aside from her name."Ey, Chihirizahd," you say, "How long have you been a slave?"She shrugged. "I was taken young," she said, "I must have been...I am not sure. What are years when you do not have days?" She drew out the crucifix around your neck, entwined the chain around her fingers. "I remember living in a valley with an older man. A husband I think. I was quite young for marriage but my father had no sons and an embarrassment of daughters. He was not so bad, this man, but when they came he could do little but...die I suppose."She had a very distant look in her eye."They said we deserved it because we worshiped the devil. I do not know what that means. The sacred fire they put out with their piss and the priest they stalked in the ash. Then they took us away."She was lost in the gleam of the little metal cross."Why do you care for where one such as I came from?" she asked, battering her eyelashes up at you, "Surely we could do something much more entertaining then talk." She released the cross and twinned her fingers through your hair.> keep pressing her about her personal history> ask her if she has any skills
>>34551516>> ask her if she has any skills
>>34551516>ask her if she has any skills
>>34551516> ask her if she has any skillsBest not to press early.
>>34551516''because you are a member of my house now so I may as well know you better''> ask her if she has any skills
"I like to know the story of my comrades, and my servants," you say, taking her hand in yours. She had very soft hands. "Do you know any skills?""I think you know where my skills lay," she said with a smile, pulling herself into your lap. She ground against you subtly, just the slightest twitch of her rear. "I am trained to dance as well, for the pleasure of men. I am trained to pleasure women too, should it be asked of me. Would you like to watch me pleasure a woman?" the twitch against her made her laugh. "I think you would.""But what of things outside that?" you ask, "Surely you know things beyond bedroom play.""I-" she blinked at you, ceasing in her circular motions. "There was a time I rode horses," she said, dropping between your knees to sit on the floor, "A leather glove and a falcon. We would just the three of us, go out into the mountains and catch rabbits. Other little things. There was a fox once, its fur pleased my husband." She ran her hands upon her shoulders. "And I spoke a different language then, I have had to speak many different tongues very quickly."She ran a hand over your knee. "I once had a young noble man of Oman teach me letters. It was a game for him I think. He taught me numbers too, until his wife forced him to sell me. She did not like me, that wrinkled woman. He liked me much, would kiss me should I do well in my lessons. He kissed me often."She leaned against your chest and looked up at you."No man has ever fought for me before," she said, running her hands over your knees, "You were the first, my very first."Ah hell, she had tears in her eyes.> kiss her> give her a hug> ignore her crying and go to sleep
>>34551674> give her a hugThen get some sleep
>>34551674>> give her a hugPromise that she'll be safe in your household
>>34551674>give her a hug.You are a member of my house now, you need not sleep with me should you not wish it.If that however is your wish, *put a lock of hair behind her ear*, then I will indulge you.
>>34551674> give her a hug
>>34551674>> give her a hugIs it time for advocacy for our bandit?
>>34551719Tomorrow the trial will begin.
>>34551738Hoping we get to it this thread.
>>34551674>I have had to speak many different tongues very quickly."EXCELLENT she can attend court with us & hear things we cannot.
>>34551761It seems like fairly intelligent and well-educated. She knows different languages, letters (presumably can write), and arithmetic. She also seems to be a quick study as well.I don't know if we can take her to court (is that even appropriate?), but we could certainly use her intelligence in several different capacities.
You wrap your arms around her, hold her against your chest. Her quivering subsided, her tears were blinked away. She leaned into your hug and was soon asleep in your arms. You soon slept as well, holding her there against the kitchen oven.You dreamed that night about a storm sweeping off the sea. There was no thunder but lighting flared. You saw people, mostly women, scream as a great wave crashed over the walls. You saw the castle become a sea of its own, and you saw faces in the water, drowned faces staring up at you, fish streaming through the dark blonde hair, nibbling on their large, blue eyes. Her large blue eyes, with full lips open and drinking in the deep dark waters.You face as you had that day, vanishing away from you as she was pulled under the waters of the Rhine.You are awoken by a poke to the side of the head."Sir Wilhelm," it was Neomi.The dream was fast retreating. Chihirizahd still slept in your arms."The day awaits Sir Wilhelm, and you are called to court," she said, offering you a platter of bread and nuts.Court, ah yes.> head to court at once> find your companions first
>>34551821>You face as you had that day,Her face as you had last seen it that dayReally butchered that one.
>>34551821>> find your companions firstIf we have time. If it looks like we are going to be late, then head to court immediately. Also quickly ask Neomi if she's alright and whether she wants us to pass on a message to Jehann.
>>34551821>find your companions first.Ask how Neomi is doing.
>>34551821>> find your companions firstwe got timecaptcha: alkabur ali
>>34551789might not be appropriate but if we took a wife who knew and shared our ambitions she could easily be her handmaiden.It seems that due to her status she hasn't fulfilled her potential all we have to do is give her the chance to reach her potential> find your companions first
>>34551821>> find your companions firstIf we have time. Otherwise straight to the court
>>34551821> head to court at onceAlso, it seems like Chiri has some furrier skills. Maybe she can do something with the lion pelt.
>>34551853That's one place we could use her.We could also use her as a secretary/scribe for when we move up in the world or even a business manager if and when we acquire properties. She's probably got the brains for wherever we might want her to be though her gender and religion might hold her back.
>>34551885merit trumps those in our house despite how unorthodox that makes us
>>34551879Well...>You think again of that lion skin, but for a good tailor to work it you would need to come to the markets early. The very finest craftsmen are already packed away for the afternoon.I doubt Chiri has the skills to really work on the pelt.
>>34551885ultimately she could be many things I guess we should see where her talents take her
"My thanks Neomi," you give her a kiss as you take the plate and she leaves in a fluster.Welf and Chihirizahd seem in fine spirits that morning. Chihirizahd hums a foreign song as she combs out and does up her hair while Welf checks his arms are secure.You decide it best to gather your companions if you can before going to court. It's not just your day in court, today was Sigfrod's, and you hoped to win him release into your service.Orlando is the easiest to find. You extricate him from between Jessica's inviting bosom and though he laments his freedom but briefly, soon enough he is merrily trotting beside you.Outside the Italian quarter you find Franz. Franz, who was hoofing about mad as hell."No luck sir, the maid has vanished," he said, "God keep her safe, whatever foulness she might have fallen into."You laugh and when you tell him why his scowl is furious. "Well never fucking mind," he mutters, falling in.Solomon and Hugo you do not have time to wait for. They are not at the hospitaller's cloister, nor at the gates to Tyre. You could wait, but circumstance could see them arrive in the evening or even on the morrow. You had no choice but to head to court without them.The courts were not kept in the fortress. Some feudal lords did that back in Europe, but here they were kept in an old roman building before a magistrate. A thief was being tried for stealing a bolt of silk, the punishment a chopping off of the offending hand. Another was a civil dispute between two brothers over the ownership of a hunting dog left in their father's will.Sigfrod was being judged by the Lord of Sidon however, and a big spectacle was being made of it. A crowd was gathered to see justice done.> watch the proceeding unfold> present yourself as Sigfrod's advocate
>>34552022> present yourself as Sigfrod's advocatekeep our word
>>34552022> present yourself as Sigfrod's advocateMaybe have a herald announce us and our intentions?
>>34552022>> present yourself as Sigfrod's advocateWe made a promise
>>34552022>> present yourself as Sigfrod's advocateWe are a man of our word, damn it.
>>34552022> present yourself as Sigfrod's advocatetell Chihirizahd to listen and remember
>>34552074I like this. Practical education for no cost.
>>34552074ThiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiisInformation is power
Lord Gerard and a collection of noble anger ons had assembled themselves at one side of the room, a crowd of the common folk at the other. You left your men in that large crowd of rabble and stepped forth.You stood between the crowd and the chained man. The giant grinned at the sight of you, jangling his chains."Well met sir," he said, "For a moment I thought you might have taken to a different action.""I keep my word," you replied. To the crowd and the owlish lord you called. "I stand as defense for this man, and will speak on his behalf."The crowd was a stir at that."Sir Wilhelm, how unexpected," Lord Gerard said. He sat a throne with a sword of justice across his knee. Constable Leon was at one side, the chancellor at the other. "You brought this man in yourself, and now you speak for him, what is your game?" He spoke so his voice carried across the audience."I have no game but justice my lord," you reply.Lord Gerard nodded. "Very well, I shall allow it," he said."Now, let the case be made, and let justice by done in the eyes of God," an old priest said in rough latin.> make your case, roll 1d100 average of three
>>34552074hahaahaAnd if we win we gon bard with harp and she will be dancing
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>34552137Bard Knight inbound!
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>34552137>> make your case, roll 1d100 average of threeDICE GODS HEAR MY PLEA
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>34552137Let's get the rolls out of the way first and then brainstorm for good arguments.
>>34552151>>34552152>>34552155Ouch...avg. of 48.3God does not smile on our endevour!Shouldn't have slept in the brothel...
>>34552172>>34550365Shouldn't have used Cao Cao's name in vain. Gotta brainstorm hard now.
>>34552183its coolThe dice giveth, the dice taketh
>>34552190We have been rolling pretty well throughout the entire thread intill now. Kinda suprised how long it lasted
>>34552137I'm crap at dialogue, so I'm not even going to try. Here are some brief arguments/thoughts though:1. Start off by saying that though this man was a lowly bandit, he is a Christian who is capable of redemption. 2. Recount stories of how he fiercely fought for his brothers and attempted to save their lives with his own. Of how he didn't give a second thought to his own life. (Basically going with the whole virtue while also enticing the Lord with tales of a strong warrior)3. How his life should be spared so that he can redeem himself and suggesting that he be put to use as a soldier so that his might can be used for good.
>>34552178Hmm, obviously we don't want to go full on flattery, Lord Gerard has proven that he prefers results and pragmatism rather than flowery language.The fact that he takes Templar vows seriously also proves that for whatever his vices, he considers himself quite a devout or even zealous man.So maybe we should argue that this man fell from Christ's gaze and merely needs a steady but fair hand to return to Him. A hand that only we can provide, given that we bested him on the field of battle?
"This man is a bandit," you say, "None deny that fact.""Then what case is there to be made?" Lord Gerard asked, drumming the blade of the sword."Because this man is also a Christian," you continue, "And one of the tenants of Christianity is love and forgiveness. This man has seen the error of his ways. I say in his heart he is a good man, with much left to do on this earth.""This is not a church of canon law," Gerard interrupted, "we are a secular authority. Make your arguments in the bounds of the law and save your pleas of Christian brotherhood for that. If the man repents God shall forgive him, but that does not absolve his crimes or his punishments. If they did, every criminal would cry 'redemption' and be set free."Ah, that was more or less the crux of your argument.> roll again, 1d100 average of three
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>34552218What are the actual laws here? We can't formulate arguments without it.
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>34552218
>>34552223He's clear cut guilty, frankly releasing him to freedom would be on charisma alone.
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>34552218Fuck it, his guilt has already been established. The prima facie case has already been made, we need to talk about mitigating factors now. Mitigating factors are his valor and how he was willing to accept punishment for his brothers. (Just say that we executed his brothers regardless) How his might would be put to use on the ships or as a soldier. Basically save him from death.
>>34552242>>34552223It's time to stop rolling
>>34552236Can we at least argue for leniency? >>34552242
>>34552242AgreedTell him of his soldier heritage and the reason he defect?We must make them see that he is useful
>>34552218''my lord I beseech you release him into my custody I shall bind him in armour &l give him no rest nor leisure until the end of his days fighting against the enemies of god whoever they may be''
>>34552242>Basically save him from death.Agreed.We aren't arguing that he isn't guilty, that is clear. We are merely arguing in favor of a lesser punishment (such as lashes or slavery). instead of death.
We might not be able to get him, but fuck it, we're going to try our best to save him from death. Where there's life, there's hope. We might even be able to buy him from slavery now or later.
"Then consider, Lord Gerard, his valour," you say, "Against armour knights he stood and fought, rallying men about him. He fought like a lion. And consider also his sense of reason. In exchange for his brothers' lives he threw down his own arms and surrendered, knowing he would face the noose. All to save those he loved dearly. I say as one that captured him, if he wished he could have made a bloody scrap of it, and possibly slain a number in his escape. But his love for his brothers-in-arms came first. Think of what such a man might be if given to serve a true lord, and sent out against real foes."You think you've seen something shift in Lord Gerard's eyes, but he slowly shakes his head."Valour is also laudable, and a strong arm needed in these violent times, but I cannot give a known bandit up to freedom on valour alone. You've spoken well this day Sir, you had no need to do speak at all, but I'm afraid the law is clear. Sigfrod must be punished for his crimes."Lord Gerard stood. "I pass sentence, that Sigfrod shall serve no less than five years in the galleys. That if he should break any other law in that time his execution shall be swift and immediate. This is my judgement, be grateful it is not worse."He sits back down and men-at-arms come together to drag Sigfrod away."My thanks for your efforts Sir Wilhelm!" he calls after you, "At least I yet live!""This court is adjourned," the Lord said.Well you might have liked a better outcome, but the case was clear from the beginning. Sigfrod was guilty, with no shield against justice save a good sword arm. Perhaps that had spared him the noose. Perhaps it had been your arguments.Next is your own trial, which really was a formality. You were in and out in a matter of minutes.And that was all the tasks that pressed you. A poor Sigfrod, you think he might have made a valiant comrade."Come, let's go drink," Franz said.> go drinking with your men> go find a different distraction, (1d100 average of 3)
>>34552242Can we make him join the templar?If that one eye can, why cant he?His action of sacrificing his brother should be enough
>>34552335>> go drinking with your menLets socialice
>>34552335> go drinking with your menfive years since he is of Norse descent I think he'll yet live so pray & hope we'll see him sooner rather than later.
>>34552335> go drinking with your menLet out your lute and let your servant danceJoyous day indeed
>>34552335>> go drinking with your men
>>34552335>> go drinking with your menCan someone tell me if it's possible to buy a galley slave?
>>34552368Oh shit we should do this on the sleigh
>>34552352Wilhelm would be 22 and Sigfrod would be 28. Both young men in their physical prime still. >>34552401Maybe Lord Gerard won't do it, but I'm sure there'll be less scrupulous sea captains who wouldn't mind the loss of one galley sea slave for some hard coin."Oh, the Norse bandit? He fell overboard in an accident"
>>34552368>Find whichever galley Sigfrod is assigned to>buy/bribe the captain>Buy Sigfrod armour>Laugh as he massacres our enemies
>>34552410It's not like Siggie is small and inconspicuous there aren't a lot of Norse Giants walking around I suspect.
>>34552410We couldn't come back to Sidon with him thought.. He is a massive Norse bandit, people (including Lord Gerard) are going to remember what he looks like.He can join our band in five years, easy solution. The Holy Land is full of strong, Christian men with loose morals after all...
>>34552423>>34552427Not he's wearing plate armour at all times & goes by a pseudonym he isn't
>>34552423>>34552427Correct, he would have to stay far away from Sidon if that's the case. I mean, it's a trade-off I suppose. Do we want a badass Norse warrior now and make the next 5 years easier at the cost of potential complications in Sidon? Or can we wait 5 years to pick up a badass Norse warrior for no strings attached.
>>34552427>>34552452Well, how easier would our lives be if we get him? We have 1 excellent fighter, 1 good fighter, 2 decent fighters, and 2 mediocre fighters.
Franz's suggestion sounds very welcome.You head to the nearest tavern and order a round of drinks. Rather, a round is ordered for you."Tough day at court?" a man sits across from you, handing you a drink. "I saw you speak. You did the best possible, the crowd was certainly starting to drift in your favour." He's a skinny man, no warrior though he has sword and buckler at his hip."And you are?" you ask."Joshua," he said, "Just your local Jewish busy body.""And what do you want, Joshua?" you ask, drinking the beer he'd brought you.He shrugged. "Money, a better looking wife, a bigger dick, lots of things," he leaned across the table, "The thing is, mostly, I want King Fulk to know how Lord Gerard really handles things around here. Problem is, as a Jew I'm bared from going to Jerusalem. So I've been looking for a Christian advocate. Lord Gerard has been extorting the Jewish community for years. He has stolen our money. He has even taken married women as concubines, violating every law that stands between us."> I'll take your message to King Fulk, for a price (roll 1d100, best of three)> don't bother me with your Jewish trickery
>>34552440And how much is this going to cost? Not only the bribe to free him, but a full set of plate (which is actually hard as fuck to use and usually requires years of training to be any good in a combat situation)I get it, the Norse guy is cool and I wanted to have him in our party too, but really, its not worth the time, money, effort and potential complications to grab him now.
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>34552481>> I'll take your message to King Fulk, for a price (roll 1d100, best of three)
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>34552481>> I'll take your message to King Fulk, for a price (roll 1d100, best of three)HAHA TIME TO PLAY BOTH SIDES!
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>34552481>> I'll take your message to King Fulk, for a price (roll 1d100, best of three)We are going to Jerusalem anyway
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>34552481> I'll take your message to King Fulk, for a price (roll 1d100, best of three)I don't think we should insult Jews when Franz is a converted Jew himself.
NOTE: Full plate won't exist for another couple centuries yet.
>>34552489Our badass charisma paying off. (That's what converted this situation to best of 3, right?)>>34552509Best of 3.
>>34552509good thing >>34552489 is here
>>34552489"I'm not some weeping priest to be won over by sob stories," you say, downing your tankard, "I'll need good silver for this work. 84 pfennings to be exact."'84' Joshua mouths the number with eyes wide."Aye, that I can do." he said, "84 pfennings is a fair price for someone to go out of their way like that." He holds out his hand for you to shake."As I said," you look past his hand, "84 pfennings if you want me to be your advocate."The Jew nodded. "I'll get that, good day to you." He climbed out of his chair and headed off to collect the money. You order another round of drinks.> spend the time with a companion (nominate)
>>34552544Our neglected German brother! Or Franz.
>>34552544Let's do Welf, I'd like to know the story of our german axe wielding knight.
>>34552544> spend the time with a companion (nominate)Welf and/or Franz
>>34552544I'd like to get Welf's opinion on the trial. If I remember correctly, he talked a bit about redemption and he wanted mercy for the bandit.
>>34552554>>34552561Why not both?
"Come drink with me Welf," you say. The tall man nodded, sitting across from you. "What do you think, Welf, about today's proceeding?"The man shrugged. "Worse," he said, "Could have been." He started to burn red and buried his face in his drink.He was an odd sort this knight."What do you think of our prospects eh? Jerusalem sounds like a good place to go."Welf shrugged. "Anywhere," he made a motion with his hand, "keep moving."> try to crack this egg and get to know Welf better> Welf is just odd, leave him alone and speak to someone else. He'll come around more with time
>>34552630>> Welf is just odd, leave him alone and speak to someone else. He'll come around more with timeFranz
>>34552630>> try to crack this egg and get to know Welf betterDamn it, we are going to befriend the shit out of you. Our charisma is at stake!
>>34552630> try to crack this egg and get to know Welf better
>>34552630Is Welf a simpleton?>> try to crack this egg and get to know Welf better
>>34552630>> try to crack this egg and get to know Welf betterhe's a odd man
>>34552645>He shrugged. "Clarity," was his only response. He raised a hand to shield his eyes. He had an oddness about his eyes, a wateriness that seemed deep with grief.>"Saxony," was his reply. He had a look of deep reflection for a moment. Then shook his head. "No family, just this." He patted his axe.Something traumatic probably happened in his past, but I don' think he's a simpleton.
>>34552664>>34552630he can't even form a comprehensive sentence, there has to be something more than >muh trauma
>>34552700Can't or won't? Maybe he's just Coolidge's distant ancestor.
>>34552700high level autism prehaps? could be other thing though no not autism as /v/ defines it
What was there to make of Welf? He was a strange sort, very quiet. One might think he was touched in the head. "You don't talk much," you said."Words...struggle," he puffed out his cheeks and looked downcast. He pulled out a bit of parchment from a pouch, and a quill with ink. He wrote a little, in a good hand. 'Tis hard for me to speak,' he wrote, 'the words, they crowd my tongue and get confused'. He turned the parchment over. 'I do not know why'. And he was out of parchment from there. He turned away from you with his drink, and downed it all very quickly."Mayhap there is an answer," you say, "Like one of the shrines to the Virgin Mary or one of the saints, the birth place of Jesus. Many have been cured of illness by visiting these places and receiving a blessing."Welf shuffled his feet and nodded."Is that what brought you to the holyland originally?"He looked over his shoulder and tried to speak, but the pain in his eyes made him stop. He shrugged."We could visit one of these shrines, in time," you said.Welf just nodded, his head hanging low.> take up with one last companion
>>34552736maybe? It's only speculation>>34552741huh how about that....> take up with one last companionFranz
>>34552741>FranzLooks like >>34552736 wins
>>34552741>> take up with one last companionFranz. Poor guy ran around an entire day looking for Neomi
>>34552774Yahwe should buy him a drink
"You enjoying your time out here old man?" you ask Franz. He was glaring at nothing while he drank. Old Oak had been this sort of surly 'say little' for as long as you could remember. He had served your father once, and been baptized by the Arch-Bishop of Trier personally after dragging your father out of a burning siege tower."I say are you enjoying the holy land Franz?" you repeated the question. He blinked."Eh, it's too fucking hot out here," he said, "And everyone speaks some bastard language I don't understand. All 'blah blah blah' in a different accent. Too many fucking Frenchmen in particular.""But plenty of Frenchwomen too," you say.Franz blows a raspberry. "Aye, which you take as easy as if your cock were baited. A good looking lad like you has his pick, but for an old lump of wood like me, eh," he drinks, "what good are women anyway? I can sew and cook better 'en any of them anyway.""But the adventure, Franz, the adventure!""Ah fee and foe on adventure," he slapped his knee, "Give me a cabin in the woods with plenty of fresh water and game to hunt. That's enough adventure as I need.""When we were in Germany, you complained about Germany," you said, "Now that we are here, you complain about here. Are you never happy sir?"He turned an eye on you. "I was happy, aye, when I saw you standing after fighting that monster of a Norman. And happier still, when you returned alive from fighting those bandits. I have my moments of happiness lad, don't think I'm all sour," he cuffed you around the ear.With that Joshua returned with a bulging pursue. He came up quick and with it held close."84 pfennings," he said, "But I beg you, leave as quick as you can. On the morrow."You take the coin and put it away.> head to the markets> seek lodging for the night
>>34552866>> head to the marketsCan we buy horses and transportation please?
>>34552871>>34552866LION HELM BOWL. GET HYPE.
>>34552866>> head to the markets
>>34552866> head to the markets
>>34552866> head to the marketsSupplies alsoWait, Isnt Joshua the best Jew lawyer everyone talk about?And will we be back before Easter?
Odd. there were a really long period were i couldnt post. Said something about connection issues
>>34552916Same. It happens often.
>>34552916Me too.You head to the markets, but as its early you have more options.> proceed to the normal markets> head to the horse traders> seek out a craftsman>>34552910Different Joshua.
>>34552916Is Moot fucking with us?
>>34552934Horse traders first! We gotta get some hoofs for the party. how many need horses right now? 3?
>>34552934> seek out a craftsmanthen> head to the horse traders
>>34552943Oh yeaShould we sell our loots?How many peffining do we have?
>>34552934>>34552943Reverse order for me since transportation is more vital to our survival at the moment. Need to make sure we have enough pfennings
>>34552939>>34552935>>34552926Have you guys really never experienced this before? I swear it happens every few months or so. We're just lucky it was for only 20 min or so, sometimes it takes hours.>>34552934>> seek out a craftsman
>>34552963I am generally pretty lucky when ot comes to escaping downtime but it can certainly derail quests.
You head out to the horse traders. Its just out the north gate of town, an area filthy with corralled, stomping horses, loud with the sound of their crying and whinnying. Bedouin children run about barefoot in the dust, laughing as they played their children's games. You approach a pen in particular and a group of swarthy, turbaned men."You look to buy horse?" one said, "I am Hassan, and these are my horse. You get good deal on good horse."> destrier, 200 pfennings (warhorse, +10 war, double damage on horse back)> rounsey, 70 pfennings (a normal horse)> courser, 95 pfenings (warhorse, +5 war while riding)> palfrey, 95 pfennings (a handsome horse, +5 charisma while riding)> hobby, 65 pfennings (a fast, light horse)> camel, 100 pfennings (this is not a horse)
>>34553035> courser, 95 pfenings (warhorse, +5 war while riding)Our Charisma is high enough for now. If people are gonna keep on dueling we need at least this buff for War.
>>34553059I honestly dont think we will be dueling again but fair point
>>34553035QM could you remind us which party members dont have horses? We can only go as fast as our slowest member.Might be better to invest in two cheap horses
>>34553059nah man WAR is our dumpstat> hobby, 65 pfennings (a fast, light horse)so we can RUN AWAY! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH-z4rJp_po
People with horses in your party already: Welf and Solomon. Just so you know.
>>34553035Hassan the camel sellerHistory,you.....How may horse do we need and what is its purpose?I propose camel if its for luggage or long journey
>>34553081Orlando lost his horse?
>>34553081Orlando too actually. I keep forgetting about that guy...
>>34553081Well, we cant afford enough horses for the entire party then. May as well as invest in a good horse for ourself and give the spare to Orlando.
>>34553035>> courser, 95 pfenings (warhorse, +5 war while riding)
We be better off buying a palfrey and a cart to drive those without horses
>>34553092Poor Orlando> courser, 95 pfenings (warhorse, +5 war while riding)> palfrey, 95 pfennings (a handsome horse, +5 charisma while riding)
>>34553113Do we have enough money for that?
>>34553117no>>34553035> courser, 95 pfenings (warhorse, +5 war while riding)
>>34553112........Genius!I like this plan
>>34553035Lets use our charisma to get a free cart on top of whatever we buy. Or discounted at least.Wilhelm's old horse can pull the cart.
>>34553035>> hobby, 65 pfennings (a fast, light horse)we need one to run away on or scout with
Charisma up yourselves a deal.These people sell horses, they have no carts to sell, but a discount may be in the offing.> roll 1d100, average of three
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>34553152
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>34553152>> roll 1d100, average of three
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>34553152These horses arent worth 20! Let alone 95!
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>34553152Which one are we buying anyways?
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>34553167>>34553169Forgive me padre for I have sinned
"You ask too much," you say, "I know good horse flesh. You ask too much by far." You make an offer and receive a sneer, but the counter offer still knocks some pfennings off the price.> destrier, 199 pfennings (warhorse, +10 war, double damage on horse back)> rounsey, 65 pfennings (a normal horse)> courser, 90 pfenings (warhorse, +5 war while riding)> palfrey, 90 pfennings (a handsome horse, +5 charisma while riding)> hobby, 60 pfennings (a fast, light horse)> camel, 95 pfennings (this is not a horse)
>>34553133Hugo might appreciate a light horse, gotta look out for our squire.Would our old helmet fit Hugo with a bit of extra padding? Get the boy a haurbergeon at some point as well maybe.
>>34553182>> hobby, 60 pfennings (a fast, light horse)SCOUTING HORSE!
>>34553182>> palfrey, 90 pfennings (a handsome horse, +5 charisma while riding)Have to get one of these for us
>>34553182> courser, 90 pfenings (warhorse, +5 war while riding)
>>34553182Hobby and rounsey, our Kurdish girl can hitch a ride. No need for carts then.
>>34553180You are clearly not forgiven
>>34553182>>34553203Supporting so long as we get confirmation that sharing horses for extended period is viable.
>>34553180You have, my son>>34553203Hobby for Hugo and rounsey?Cant she be with us?
>>34553182>> courser, 90 pfenings (warhorse, +5 war while riding)
>>34553224Rounsey for Franz.
>>34553223Yeah sure, you shared a horse with Jehanne pretty consistently.
>>34553203We already have a rounsey guys. get the courser and maybe the hobby
>>34553234Oh oksupporting this then>>34553203
>>34553244Didn't people want enough to go to craftsmen though? I am willing to swap my initial suggestion if thats not the case.
You hand out 125 pfennings for two horses, a quick footed little hobby and a stable looking rounsey. The Bedouin man checks your coins carefully before nodding in satisfaction."You need new horse you come by Hassan's stall, we treat you right," he slapped you on the cheek affectionately, showing his crooked teeth in a broad grin.You give the palfrey for Franz to ride."Good to be off my damn feet," he said, climbing up onto it.And the hobby is a planned gift for your loyal squire.> go to the south gate and see if Solomon and Hugo have returned> go to the markets and do a last bit of trading
>>34553270Market for craftsmen!
>>34553270lets go to the craftsmen
>>34553270> go to the markets and do a last bit of tradingThe helmet!
>>34553270>> go to the south gate and see if Solomon and Hugo have returned
>>34553270How many pfennings do we have left again?
>>34553270>> go to the south gate and see if Solomon and Hugo have returnedthe helmet can wait
>>34553284>>34553279>inb4 not enough money
You head to the markets to find a craftsman. You'd had an idea burning in your brain since you'd first killed that lion. Inspired by the old stories of Hercules. And you meant to see it come true.You found a man who worked in animal skins and presented to him your lion pelt and enclosed helm.He looks it over, fingering the pelt, knuckling the steel helm."It can be done, though I've no idea why you'd want to," he said, "Should only take a night. Say for 'bout twenty pfennings?"> argue him down (roll 1d100, best of three)> accept his price
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>34553315We always bargain!
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>34553315>> argue him down (roll 1d100, best of three)
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>34553308read the character sheet.OP keeps it updated with each post>>34553315> argue him down (roll 1d100, best of three)
>>34553323>>34553327>>34553331Maybe we should keep our money and get the lion helm in Jerusalem?
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>34553331>>34553327>>34553323Someone save us.
>>34553345RIP Bard Knight
"Look son, it's twenty pfennings or its not getting done," he said, handing the helm back to you, "I don't have the world at my beck and call. I've other commissions and customers up to my arse. This would be an overnight job, and done well. Take it or leave it."> take it> leave it
>>34553349Plus this means we have to soend an extra night waiting for helm. Which is extra expenses.
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>34553358> take it
>>34553358>leave itTry again in Jerusalem
>>34553358>leave itLets just find Hugo and Solomon and head for Jerusalem