character sheet: http://pastebin.com/rZQ8vVBdprevious threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=crusader+questThread 5 didn't archive fully: http://archive.moe/tg/thread/34542810/#q34542810Part 6It is the Year of Our Lord, 1134.You are Wilhelm of Koblenz, and you have been charged with bringing a message to Queen Melisende of Jerusalem by the Lady Lucca of Genoa. This message you will recieve by 'some one known to you' before you arrive in Jerusalem. It is vitally important it is delivered before the beginning of Easter. You have a time frame of a month and a half to get it done.Currently you are on the road to Tyre. You and all your men are a-horse, with you sharing your saddle with your slave Chihirizahd. You have kept a steady pass mostly passed in silence, with only some conversation passed between you and your men.The path you've taken will lead you through the spot you were ambushed from a month ago, when you were escorting the Lady Jehanne to her wedding.> send someone to scout it (nominate)> ignore the danger and stay as a group(minor correction to the last thread. It was said that Lord Gerard's twin brother William is the Prince of Galilee. This was an error. William of Bures is the Prince of Galilee. William Grenier is the Lord of Caesarea. Both named William, it was a simple mistake.)(I have now added companion equipment to the character sheet)
>>34707163> send someone to scout it (nominate)Us and Solomon
>>34707163>> send someone to scout it (nominate)Just send Solomon.
Send Franz, he's the huntsman
"Hey, Sol!" you ride up beside the large warrior astride his heavy chested war horse. The man shoots you a grin, lazily turning his spear tip over end in his right hand."I need you to scout ahead," you say, gesturing to your own spear."Ambush country," Solomon replied, "All of Jerusalem seems to be good for it."He spurred his horse into a gallop, flying the yards before you.The rest of your party ride up to find he has flushed the place out."Some peasants with more weapons than sense ran that way," he said, pointing off to the rocky yards. You could just make out the form of young men scrabbling over the rocks in fear. Five in all.You remember the last pair that had tried to ambush you. That the numbers on this road had swelled was bad news.> let the bandits flee> chase them down
>>34707549>> chase them down
>>34707549Let them go, no place for the horses
>>34707549>> let the bandits fleeReally not our problem, they'll find someone else to prey upon
>>34707549>> let the bandits flee
You watch the would-be-bandits disappear into the hard rock formations, content to let them go. The terrain was too rough for easy cavalry strikes, and you were on a bit of a deadline besides.You motion your horse back into a trot.The days pass and you come into the city of Tyre. The port town is busy with activity, the jostling bustle of a harbour busy with sailors, merchants and pilgrims. Nothing next to the packed crowds of Sidon or Acre, still it was busier than you had last seen it. A troop of Templars were in evidence, herding a group of pilgrims on foot and horseback, their impressive white tabards with the red crusaders cross over the heart standing out in the filth and the muck of the city.It's here the Orlando ventures an offer."We could take ship down to Jaffa, and shave weeks off our journey," he said, "It's a shorter ride by far from Jaffa to Jerusalem than to go by land all the way."Solomon visibly queses. "I have no love for ship travel," he said, "An honest horse and a swift pace. It may be slower, but it will be surer. There are Egyptian reavers on the sea besides, or pirates from Sicily and Cyprus.""As opposed to the bandits and marauders inland," Orlando snipped back, "No path is free from danger altogether, but ship travel is faster. If we really must be in Jerusalem quickly, it is the best option."> listen to Orlando and arrange a ship> Take Solomon's word and stay on land
>>34708111Will we be able to take our horses with us and what are the payment for the sailing trip ?
>>34708111>> Take Solomon's word and stay on land
>>34708143You can take your horses, you'd have to negotiate pay.
>>34708111>>34708188Could always hear our the captain and see if the price is good first.> listen to Orlando and arrange a ship
>>34708111talk to a captain about prices but don't make plans just now
>>34708111>> Take Solomon's word and stay on landShip's are trouble.
>>34708303But Anon what could possible go bad if we boarded a ship?
>>34708111> listen to Orlando and arrange a shipHe would know about ships here.
>>34708321Our horses drown.
"I'll talk to a captain, negotiate price," you say, "But if the asking price is too steep we may have to hoof it."It's a reasonable enough compromise, and it mollifies some of Solomon's unease.There is no shortage of ships heading south this time of year, with winter past and the trade seasons starting in earnest. You find one captain, a Cypriot, drinking in a port side house. He's a sober looking man with close cropped beard and dark eyes."Yes, we'll be heading down Jaffa way. With cargo and pilgrims both. There's space enough for a dozen or so more," he said, "But be sure to know the passage is not easy. Egyptian bastards come up and cause a havoc if they think they can get away with it. We'll be cutting closer to shore this season, storms are passed and it should be safe, and the bastards don't like getting too close to the coast. But I can't promise anything."He finished a drink."If you're a company of swords, I'll not reject you, but as for price..."> roll 1d100, best of three
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>34708505rollan
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>34708505second rollan
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>34708505
>>34708518"You have to see, there is a risk as well in taking on board warriors such as yourselves," the captain said, reclining in his chair, "you could take us and our cargo in the night, take my ship and set yourselves up as pirates. I don't know you, so I'll need something as a vouch of trust." He drummed his fingers on the table top."I'd say fifteen pfennings," he said, "If only for porting your horses. It'll be a four day trip, less than half of what it would be on land, and we're not stopping in Acre to take on more goods or sell off. That's a fine deal, if I say so myself. You'll not get better."Fifteen pfennings. Your money was running low after purchasing those horses. Was it really worth it?> take the offer> turn him down
>>34708682We only have 52 left. Might be better to just ride. Ofcourse it is faster with ships and less likely to run into bandits and nay-do wellers.
>>34708682>> turn him down
>>34708682>turn him down
>>34708682>> turn him downWe're landsmen, and if we do get attacked by pirates, we'd get screwed over by the seasickness.Case in point, our dear brother Hugo was green when we first set foot on the Holy land. Let's leg it lads, because knights ride, not sail.
>>34708874Will have to agree with that. Lets just hope that there is less bandits on the road
While the offer was not a bad one, and the captain's doubts reasonable, his asking price was outside your range and you politely turn him down. He tips his cap to you and bids you a good day.You'd be taking the coastal road down to Acre, after that Haita, and beyond that Caesarea. After Caesarea it was Arsur and then finally Jaffa, from which there was good and easy travel to Jerusalem.Still, the coastal road was not without danger. Bandits and worse, raiders out of the stronghold of Ascalon ranging far afield and causing what havoc they could.Still, you were on a deadline, and set off that afternoon after collecting supplies for the road.It was only a day and a part of travel to Acre. In this time you have a chance to socialise with one of your companions.> nominate a companion to spend time with
>>34708974>> nominate a companion to spend time withTime to see what Hugo learned during his few days with Solomon.Let's face it, we'd be a horrible older brother if we didn't guide Hugo along the path of the BARD KNIGHT.
>>34708974>SolomonWe better have some kind of plan incase of bandit attack.
>>34709030>>34709033We talk to them both!
>>34708974either Hugo or Solomon
>>34709099Please stop with the "DO BOTH OPTIONS".That tends to bite us in the ass in this quest when we decide to have our cake and eat it.
Roll off, 1d100.First roll is for HugoSecond is for Solomon
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>34709197
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>34709197
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>34709197
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>34709197
>>34709231well that was our one good roll in this thread
"Sol," you draw your friend to ride with you. Chihirizahd is sleeping in the saddle, curled against your chest."Wil," he said."How did your little adventure go?" you asked, pointing to the horses.Solomon pressed his lips together. "Hmm, it was not so wild as that. Some brat tried to steal my horse, but your squire gave him a thrashing. And then that brat's brothers tried to thrash your brother and I had to step in. No real harm done, but some excitement.""And how is your horse?" you ask.He grins and rears the horse up. "Fit and healthy, what good care they showed him.""It's good we've gone on land," he said, "The sea is an unpredictable bitch. Better good, solid earth. The earth is trustworthy and unchanging. And think of what we might find on it. Ah, there are no women in the sea."He twirls his spear and whistles. "Oh it was good to have a woman again, wet and willing, perhaps when this is done we shall return to that village and I'll have her again."The day passes and soon enough you are in Acre. Men-at-arms were in stark evidence, and knightly orders both famous and obscure were about. You spot the Leper Knights on their way out, all burnished chivalry with tabards flowing.And Templars too, though they seemed more stationary.One in particular is glaring in your direction in a way you don't like. A broad little templar serjeant with a spear over his shoulder, deep in the company of his fellows.> ignore the little man> go and confront him, how dare he glare so at a knight?
>>34709423>> ignore the little manWe've already made an enemy out of the Templar Order, let's not stir the hornet nest anymore.
>>34709423> go and confront him, how dare he glare so at a knight?However let us be diplomatic about it. Lets hear what his problem is.Also i might have looked forward to this all week
>>34709423> ignore the little mana companion of blaise mayhaps? he has shit taste
>>34709423Bit your thumb at him and dissappear into the market crowd
>>34709423> ignore the little manGot a job to do.
>>34709423> ignore the little manOne of our bearing and lineage does not care for the petty actions of some commoners.
You decide to put the little man out of your mind, but as you move through the crowd you notice he and his fellows are following you."Oi!" he yells in a high English accent, "Oi! Moor-fucker!" He is clearly yelling at you, and its drawing the attention of the crowd. "Hey you, sodomite, Muslim!" He scoops something off the street and hefts in his hand.> fuck this guy, go confront him> lose him in the crowd, you don't want trouble
>>34709600oh yeah we're going have to do a Lui bei on that who should we claim descent from?>>34709614> lose him in the crowd, you don't want troubleYEP! definitely a friend of Blaise's
>>34709614> fuck this guy, go confront himHe just mad he doesnt have a qt moor girl to sleep with
>>34709614> lose him in the crowd, you don't want troublePfft, englishmen. Never as french as they want to be.
>>34709649>>34709614> lose him in the crowd, you don't want troubleFuck picked the wrong one. We are far above him
You laugh at his claims and continue into the crowd. He lobs the scooped up horse turd (you hope it is horse at least) but it misses you and splatters across a high born lady's bosom. A shocked gasp elicits from the crowd and her knightly companions draw swords forth."You dare assault the Lady Domfront?" they begin after the man, who with a panicked yelp ducks back into the company of his fellows and beats a hasty retreat.Orlando sidles up beside you. "My favourite thing about you sir, is your ability to make friends," he says with some dryness.With the Templars off your heels, you are in need of lodging for the night.> look for a tavern to put you up> seek lodging with the hospitallers> rough it on the street
>>34709781>> look for a tavern to put you upIf we can find a good cheap room(s)if not then we try go to the Hospitallers
>>34709781>> look for a tavern to put you upTempted to lodge with the Hospitaler Order, but we're no longer paupers in this land.Look for a tavern that is locally understood to be "neutral ground". That is to say, all religions and creed are welcome so long as nobody starts shit.
>>34709781>> look for a tavern to put you upAre we playing again?Also, did Orlando bring anything with him monetarily?
>>34709865>Also, did Orlando bring anything with him monetarily?He's a bit short on pfennings currently.
>>34709781> look for a tavern to put you upa cheap yet decent tavern if we can't find one the Hospitallers will do.
You seek out accomodation that suits you, but is not so gaudy it would bankrupt you. It's no hard task in a city as large as Acre. A Frank house that has many belligerent drunks downing pots inside, with a rowdy wrestling match far in the back, jeering and cheering drowning out most conversation as two men made every effort to beat the other into submission.The house is run by a man and a woman, husband and wife, but as the squat frog of a wife explains, her husband was off visiting a shrine to Mary in Galilee and wasn't expected back until Easter. A prayer for their daughter, who was gripped with illness."Ah," she says, "But for a rough looking band such as yourselves, no charge if you'll perform some service. It's a rough night tonight."> offer to perform for the crowd> offer to manage security for the evening> write-in
>>34709975> offer to manage security for the eveningAs much as i would love to Bard Knight them i dont think these people would appreciate our harp play...
>>34709975>> offer to perform for the crowd>> offer to manage security for the eveningWilhelm does the performing while Chihirizad does the dancing.Everyone else on security.
>>34709975> offer to manage security for the evening> write-inOrlando doesn't seem the type, so maybe he should network.Send Chirihizad to our room.
You negotiate an arrangement. You and your slave would enrertain the crowd, while your men provided security. Already Solomon was hauling out on rabid drunk and depositing him out the door.The lady struck the palm of your hand."With five pfennings and a free drink each in the bargain," she said with an apple cheeked grin.You set up your harp and inform Chihirizahd of your plan."Shall I dance?" she asked, cocking her hips.The alone was drawing some attention. You nod."Then you best play something I can dance to," she said, kissing your cheek.Solomon and Welf worked together to separate two struggling men, while Hugo just took a seat far from the action and enjoyed his free ale. Orlando looked a little dumb founded, but settled soon enough to watch you perform by the bar.You strike a clear cord that cuts the room like a knife through ribbon.> roll 1d100, best of three
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>34710215
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>34710215Dont fail us bard knight!
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>34710215DEUS VAULT!
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>34710215rolling
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>34710215These captchas are murdering me.And they want us to play a Celtic song.
>>34710247Noooo soo close
>>34710247Goddamn, that's two 99s tonight.
You play a song from Brittany, an old Gaelic tune with some lively spirit. It takes Chihirizahd only a moment to find the rhythm and adjust her dancing to the unfamiliar tune, and when she settles in she starts to move.The men were silent at first at the sight of her gyrations and moving hands, the way she carressed herself as she moved. But the silence soon gave over to cheerful shouts. They hollered at her and threw coins at the stage in delight.One man tried to pinch at her thigh and she playfully slapped his hand aside, giving the man a wink as she did so. He fell back with a full grin, face and crotch both bursting with delight.A whistle went up. More men tried to have a pinch of her thighs and buttocks and as she slapped them away she shot you a concerned look.Soon Welf and Solomon formed a barrier between her and the crowd, their glares enough to stop any more foolishness. Things might have turned nasty, but they staid to listen after Chihirizahd retired for the night. A lost sobbing ballad about the martyrdom of a saint that put them men in their cups.When you were done for the night Hugo came, having collected all the thrown coins."Twenty pfennings, and a fist of useless clipped stuff," he said, passing you the good coin.You ruffle his head. A good lad.When you find your room you find Chihirizahd asleep, still covered in the sweat of her dancing.> rouse her for some 'fun'> go to sleep and leave her to rest
>>34710524> go to sleep and leave her to restgirl deserves a night of rest for her work
>>34710524>> go to sleep and leave her to restLet the poor girl sleep. Must be exhausted
>>34710524> go to sleep and leave her to restRouse her, clean her, thank her and get to sleep.
>>34710524>> go to sleep and leave her to restShe did well. Let her rest, no sense in letting our penis ruin our mojo again.
You strip off for the night, and leave Chihirizahd to sleep. You pull her a little into your arms, and are soon asleep as well.When morning comes she is dressed and waiting by your bedside. She helps you into your clothes."I am sorry for falling asleep master," she said, "It was wrong to sleep before you. I shall do better next time. You do not have to punish me, I will do better."She helps you buckle your sword about your hips, and when you leave she is a step behind you, head bowed in embarrassment.Your men are waiting, and with them an older man bearing the crusader's cross, missing an eye and three fingers on one hand. He has a letter in his mangled hand."Aye, 'tis the young Frank," he says it as though you had met before.He offers you the letter."From a fellow of shared acquaintance," he said. Did he blink or wink?> take the letter and get ready to head out> take the letter but make plans in the city before departing (write in)
>>34710769>> take the letter and get ready to head outDont think there is anything with need. Is there ?
>>34710769> take the letter but make plans in the city before departing (write in)Trawl the market buy stuff gather info
>>34710769>take the letter and head outWe can fool around after we get the job done
>>34710769>> take the letter but make plans in the city before departing (write in)*grumble under breath* But I'm a Deutschlander, not some filthy Frank.Find a secluded corner and read the letter before going into town to grab some more supplies.
>>34710814>>34710769> take the letter but make plans in the city before departing (write in)Lets get some info on the road. Some of the roads got to be less bandit infested than others. Or see if we can get with a travling group or a caravan
>>34710769> take the letter and get ready to head outBLAISE!!!!!!!
You decide there is no harm in a little planning before heading off.You thank the man for delivering the letter. He grins and ambles off with a friendly wave.Your men are preparing to leave quickly, but you told them to hold off for now. The letter has a wax seal with a strange signet impression you weren't familiar with. It was intended for Queen Melisende, but still you were curious about its contents.> read the letter> go to the markets> look for some last bit of fun before heading off (roll 1d100, average of three)
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>34710994> look for some last bit of fun before heading off (roll 1d100, average of three)Why not ay
>>34710994>> look for some last bit of fun before heading off (roll 1d100, average of three)
>>34710994If we must>look for some last bit of fun before heading offWe got no money and we're a professional we shouldn't be snooping around people's stuff
>>34710994Now we have two letters for the queen and one for the king?
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>34710994forgot my dice
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>34710994
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>34710994>> look for some last bit of fun before heading off (roll 1d100, average of three)
>>34711059>Now we have two letters for the queen and one for the king?Nah, this was us picking up the letter to give to the queen. We have one for each.
You decide its best to enjoy the bustling city one last time before stepping off into the wilder parts of the holy land.There's much to remark on in the streets of Acre. Performers and men in hoods stomping by whipping themselves, the beggars and beggar children pleading for alms in the gutters, the animals being shown off by their owners. Bright birds of far flung origin, little clever monkeys climbing over their owners, proud birds of prey at the wrist. Dogs growling as they stood guard over stalls.A caged bear went off towards the pits, and a caged leopard as well. Few large beasts like that were common. They'd be set against one another in the baiting pits, with bets placed or set against dogs just for plain amusement.You note a hospitaller exiting a poor looking quarter, a cloth pressed to his face. He has a kit of surgical instruments."Bath more, and clean the shit out of your gutters," he instructed a common woman before him, "cleanliness is the best preventative for disease, followed by prayer. Go to the shrine of St Mark and pray five times, but only after you've cleared the shit out and bathed regularly for a week.""Bless you sir!" the woman called after him."Bloody ignoramuses," you heard him mutter as he stalked past.> inquire about safe roads to travel (roll 1d100 average of three)> look to procure a last interesting keep sake of the city (roll 1d100, average of three)
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>34711268>> inquire about safe roads to travel (roll 1d100 average of three)
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>34711268>> inquire about safe roads to travel (roll 1d100 average of three)
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>34711268> inquire about safe roads to travel (roll 1d100 average of three)
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>34711268>> look to procure a last interesting keep sake of the city (roll 1d100, average of three)Willhelm of Koblenz hoarder of artifacts
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>34711268> inquire about safe roads to travel (roll 1d100 average of three)
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>34711294>>34711309...or not.
>>34711329>>34711326>>34711324>>34711309>>34711294Seems like we spent all our barding last night
>>34711294>>34711309>>34711326>>34711342>>34711324If this was a Dark Heresy game, we'd be set.Unfortunately, the Dice Gods giveth as they taketh. And fucketh us in the bum with no lube.Damn you, BARD KNIGHT penis.
>>34711422This probably happened cause we didnt bed Chiri!
You ask around and get some instructions. A pretty young local girl lays out a route for you that is commonly traveled and avoids most disasters, skirting around Haifa and taking a route further inland."It is faster too," she said.You thank her for her time and head out as one.The road was long and empty for the most part, and as you go along the path the girl had laid out for you, you find it emptying more still. It takes a turn away from the pasture lands and into a high rock formation.After a couple of days travel your surroundings start to change, the ground grows hard and dry.You see at a distance three other travelers on the road. A man-at-arms, a nun, and a young woman on a mule.The man-at-arms has spear in hand, the nun a stout club she was using as a walking stick. They had taken small notice of your party.Solomon was eyeing the high rocks around you."I do not like this place," he said. "Something stirs in the rocks."> send out a scout (nominate)
>>34711530>> send out a scout (nominate)Hugo. He got the fastest horse he can flee before anything happens
>>34711476The Dick demands sacrifice.>>34711530Welf. He's skilled, but the most expendable, keep Sol close.
>>34711530Let's go ourselves, but bring Hugo and leave Chi with Franz
>>34711583>>34711563Neither we, nor Hugo are particularly skilled fighters.
"Hugo," you draw your little brother close, "I have a mission for you, possibly dangerous.""Yes, sir?" he asked. You point to the rocks and he nods, setting off with his quick little horse.Franz starts a little after the boy. "Is that wise sir?" he asked with a little disaproval in his voice."My brother must one day earn his spurs," you say, "Let's start him on that path and not coddle him."The rest of your band catch up to the pilgrims. The man-at-arms is an aging man in his late forties. The nun a blond woman approaching thirty, a few strands of hair falling out from under her habit. The girl on the mule was likewise blond, and had it long and tied into a pleated tail. She must have been thirteen or fourteen."Good morrow!" she said brightly, a wooden crucifix bouncing against her chest as she plodded along on her donkey. She had very wide, trusting blue eyes.You nod in reply. "Good morrow," you say.The man-at-arms eyes you suspiciously.A shout is let up and you see Hugo come crashing down the rocky hillside. Javelins speed past him very suddenly."Bandits!" he called, "Bandits!"Holy hell.> form a defensive position (leadership, roll1d100 average of three)> muster a counter attack (war, roll 1d100 average of three)
>>34711790oh shit>Welf goes up there>No one notices him>they come down to attack us>SUPRISEWELF.Gif
>>34711832>> muster a counter attack (war, roll 1d100 average of three)Drop Chiri first however no matter what we pick
>>34711832> form a defensive position (leadership, roll1d100 average of three)FORM UP! FORM UP!
>>34711790Two seconds too late, sorry.I'll slow down the count to a tight ten minutes now.
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>34711832>> form a defensive position (leadership, roll1d100 average of three)Could be a trap of some sort. Form up.
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>34711832> form a defensive position (leadership, roll1d100 average of three)
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>34711832>> form a defensive position (leadership, roll1d100 average of three)bloody hell
>>34711901>>34711903phew good rolls. But we should really drop Chiri and get her behind us so she doesnt get a javalin in the face
>>34711904>>34711903>>34711901Average of 70. I can dig it.>>34711904But I don't dig you anon. Not at all.
horse is ded ;_;
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>34711832Solomon, Welf turn to face and prepare to charge. Franz, take Chiz and watch our rear.Then we ride to save our brother
>>34711832>> form a defensive position (leadership, roll1d100 average of three)
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>34711832COUNTERATTACK!
>>34711961>watch our rearProbably important. Not sure if the travelers we are right next to are in on this or not.
You form your men up in a mounted shield wall, if such a thing can be concieved, and a well flung dart bounced harmlessly off your shield. Hugo was struggling to escape his attackers. A dart found itself jutting from the flank of his horse and it gave off a terrifying scream.The nun and footman took either side of the girl, readying club and spear respectively, staying close to your protective wall.A javelin near hits Hugo, and your heart leaps. Dirty men on foot are running fast and catching up, snatching at Hugo with spears.> hold the formation> send someone to help Hugo (nominate)
>>34712177>> send someone to help Hugo (nominate)Solomon!
>>34712177> send someone to help Hugo (nominate)Us and Solomon
>>34712177>> send someone to help Hugo (nominate)us & Solobro
>>34712177>A dart found itself jutting from the flank of his horse and it gave off a terrifying scream.Goddamn it, that's good pfennings down the drain. Those bandits aren't going to have clean deaths.
>>34712177Send everyone.Unformed foot vs formed horse in the open. Easy win.
>>34712229What about the traveler?
>>34712229I thought they were behind rocky hillsides. Difficult terrain for cavalry to fight. >A shout is let up and you see Hugo come crashing down the rocky hillside. Javelins speed past him very suddenly.
>>34712265He's coming down the hill, at a running mans pace, and has been for a while.He'll be on flat ground soon.
>>34712177Solo Bro and Us head out bash some heads in for our brother!
>>34712299He is on a horse, and men on foot are faster than him because of the terrain. Lets have solobro help him, and charge the bandits when they hit the open ground.
>>34712299But the bandits are still on the hillsides I think. Perhaps we can charge once our brother is safe and the bandits have fully exposed themselves on open terrain.
>>34712177I guess solomon get the spot againWish Welf get some actions too
>>34712377I would have voted Welf if it wasn't such an urgent situation. Might as well send our best fighter in such a situation.
"Solomon!" you call, unable to keep the fear from your voice. You see a spear point catch on Hugo's gambeson. Solomon bolts forward with spear and sword held high, a Nubian battle cry loosed.He covers the ground quick and is among the spearmen, killing with each blow, giving Hugo enough time to bolt to your line. He comes behind your wall of horse flesh, panting and pale, a stain of blood forming on his right shoulder where the layers of his gambeson had been cut.His horse whimpers in pain, the dart stuck strong. It might not kill the horse, but it would slow it.Solomon is back in your line as more bandits appear on the ridge. A storm of them, maybe a hundred in all.They throw rocks and darts, some javelins, but they do little against your shield and armour, even the tough skin of your horses resist the blows.When they come for a made charge at your line, you all form up and push them back, spear points goring death blows on unprotected skin.A champion in their number comes down on horseback, armoured and armed better than his companions. He points and utters what you take to be a challenge in his barbarian tongue.> nominate an opponent for the champion
>>34712432> nominate an opponent for the championWelf. Lets see the big man in action
>>34712432Sorry, goofed> press the attack (1d100, average of three)
>>34712432>> nominate an opponent for the championWelf
>>34712432>Lets go with Welf, if it doesn't go well we ride in a triangle formation to secure him and dash the morale of these heathens.
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>34712462LOL TG DICE TIEM
>>34712432>A champion in their number comes down on horseback, armoured and armed better than his companionsWe are totally looting his horse and armor.
>>34712432Hundreds of them? Our average wasn't that bad...
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>34712514THE RIDE NEVER ENDSNEVER
>>34712502Kill their champion and they should break. They're just bandits after all.
>>34712547Please Mr. Bones. Please.
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>34712568no
>>34712547So that's 3 useless 99s so far this thread. It's just going to be one of those days, isn't it?
>>34712547mr bon w u do dis?
>>34712432>> nominate an opponent for the championWelf mah silent nigga>Inb4 we are painted as a black knight , a Bloodthirsty moore, a silent Terror, a harlot & literally who?
>>34712660Don't forget Orlando, the perpetual fuck-up.
You jostle Welf at the elbow. "Time to show your mettle," you say. Welf nods, readying his axe.He dashes out from the line, crying out a wordless challenge.The champion of the bandits raised his spear into a straight line and spurred his horse into a charge. The bandits cleared to make space for them.Your heart was in your throat as they bared down on one another, Welf's axe high, the gleaming tip of the spear straight and keen.> roll 1d100, average of three
>>34712432> nominate an opponent for the championWelf. Let him carve his name in the skull of our enemies!
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>34712683Welf, please.
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>34712683Germania Pride!
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>34712683>> roll 1d100, average of three
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>34712683Dice Gods, smile upon us.
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>34712683Please don't rape us, Dice Gods of /tg/.
>>34712708>>34712720Why does this keep happening ?
>>34712708YOU FILTHY FUCKING WHORE.
>>34712720God-fucking-dammit.Three 99s and a 98, all coming in after the 3rd roll has been cast.Kinda wishing the system here was a "roll 4, drop the lowest" type, but meh, them's the apples.
>>34712708>>34712720FUCK YOU BONES!
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>34712683NEVERENDS
>>34712802Burn the heretic.Oh well. At least our average was 58 - not terrible.
Welf's axe lashes out, knocking the spear tip far afield and brought his axe back in a reverse swing, clonking the champion hard on the helm. The champion threatened a wobble in the saddle but managed to keep his stirrups. He struck Welf with the rim of his shield, but Welf knocked it aside with his own, and delivered a hard cut to the shoulder that shattered maille rings off in every direction.The bandit headbutted Welf's mouth, splitting his lip and sending blood gushing down his chin. Welf flung himself from his saddle into the bandit's and tackled him off the horse entirely. They landed in the dirt, a great explosion of dust hiding their desperate grapple. Soon though a loud gurgling cry set out.You saw Welf kneeling on the man's chest, pinning his spear arm with a knee and working his axe against the man's exposed throat. He near sawed right through it, the man giving panicked screams like a stuck pig as his life burst forth from ripped up tubes.The screaming seemed to continue even as Welf took the severed head in hand, a last escape of breath from the lungs, wailing out.The eyes of the head blinked in shock once, twice and then were still forever.Welf dropped the head, a mad laugh on his lips. The bandits stepped away from the bloody laughing stalk of a man.> press your advantage and charge> call out a threat, send them off that way
>>34712962>Welf dropped the head, a mad laugh on his lips.Based barbarian is based. Now lets charge the fuckers.
>>34712962>> press your advantage and chargeThey'll break
>>34712708Why you do this man?
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>34712962>> press your advantage and chargeBased Welf he can be our silent terror
>>34712962>> press your advantage and chargeIt's the only way to ensure that the bandits here would reform their ways. And by reform, I mean we murderize and tenderize 'em so the Devil can fuck 'em for being fuckups in society.
>>34712962>> press your advantage and chargeStrike fear into their hearts!
>>34712962> call out a threat, send them off that wayWe have 2 injured with an injured horse, they have numerical superiority. I prefer we try to save the horse (That 65 pfennings).
>>34712962>ChargeTime to channel Third Brother
>>34712962>Charge!Keep Hugo with the rest of the others since his horse can't chage at all wounded as it is.
>>34712962> call out a threat, send them off that wayBecause we have 2 more knights and Orlando.
"Now! Now! Now!" you call, lowering your spear. Orlando, Solomon, Franz, and even Hugo on his injured little horse, spur forth in a flying v, with you at the tip. Welf is soon back in the saddle and riding with you, swinging axe around and hollering like mad.The jar in your arm as your spear tip strikes, and then you're already moving past, sliding the tip free in a single motion as a body drops. That's all it is. A bit of shock to the elbow, a slip of the wrist, and on to the next.They were a flight before your rampage, scurrying back to the security of the rocks, and they were even gone from there as well soon enough, crying out as they threw down spears and ran for their lives, as if the will of haven itself was against them.The field is cleared. You turn to see Hugo draw his spear from the back of a dead man. He has blood on his face, and though he was pale wore a vicious grin."My first," he said, "And five." He wiped sweat from his brow. His first proper battle and five to his name.As Solomon meant to end a downed bandit, the nun with the club stepped forth."You'll not!" she called up at the Nubian, "This man is hurt and no threat. To kill him is murder!""Move fool woman," Solomon replied.She brandished the club. "He is under my care now," she said.> intervene> watch to see Solomon sort it out
>>34713216>> intervene We are the Bard Knight. We don't need fighting between the groups. Also time to loot and get medical treatment for our injured companions.
>>34713216>> interveneGet out of here lady. Bard Knight the bitch.
>>34713216> intervene''Hold Solomon there is no harm in letting her care for a man who will soon be judged by a court of law''
>>34713267>> interveneSeconding.As an anointed Knight in the service of Christ, we are more of an authority here than some nun.
>>34713216>> watch to see Solomon sort it outSolomon finish off the man so we can get to treating our wounded
>>34713283We don't even know the distance to the next town. And I doubt we want to go backwards. Unless they were willing to transport the bandit.
>>34713283This, then mention as an aside to the nun "If the fool man takes you like the snake did to Eve all the more fool you'll be fore listening to him."Gotta get our daily dose of Bible thumping!
>>34713216>> intervene"Kind woman, though you believe yourself to be a Servant of God, these bandits here are naught but predators who prey upon those who seek to do God's own work here in the Holy Land. It would be foolish for us to let this man live lest he becomes the proverbial dog that bites the master's hand." *draw blade* "Now, please move away unless you would rather end this miscreant's life yourself."
>>34713335yes! we should also mention that she can not save all the wounded men here no matter how dearly she wishes she could.
>>34713216Dont forget to loot! Their champion got some nice stuff on him. Hopefully we can also get his horse
>>34713283Fuck that, they are bandits. Do you plan on dragging them all behind us? The sentence is death.
>>34713283They are common bandits, just kill off the wounded and treat hugo and welf and the wounded horse
It would be mercy to kill off the wounded.But hey, if the nun wants to spend all her time treating for the wounded, then that's her problem. We got things to do, corpses to loot.
You come up between them. "Peace! Peace!" you say, "Let there be no fighting 'tween our groups. Solomon, sit back a moment. My lady, take a breath."Solomon gives you a funny look and the nun lowers her club. The downed bandit is groaning, clutching his stomach."It's just that a gentlewoman would want to care for a wounded man, even a heathen," you say, "but this man is a bandit, and would be hanged anyway.""Then let him be hanged, but not before!" she said, "I'll not leave any man to be murdered in the dirt if there was something I could do about it."She touched your leg and gave you a sober look. "Please sir, just let me try.""Fool woman," Solomon grumbled.> allow the woman to try and care for the bandit> kill the bandit
>>34713474>> kill the banditIF she wants to treat someone she can treat Hugo
>>34713474>> allow the woman to try and care for the banditTell Solomon that we should start treating our own and loot the corpses. Let the fool woman do what she wants to do. We are not her keeper after all.
>>34713474''Solomon give me a hand''stand the man up & Slit his throat''There he did not die in the dirt but standing as god intended''
>>34713474She can treat Hugo. You know, the guy who got almost killed warning us of these murders approach
>>34713474>> kill the banditShow her some reality.
>>34713533Oh jeeze I like this one
>>34713474Do we have any rope? If so hanging.Or just have him kneel over and do a beheading.
>>34713474Ask:Even if he is heavy with sins and these bandits will slaughter you, rape your girl and will show no mercy. Will you still care for him?If she respond yes, leave her be
>>34713533this! we'll give us bonus points if he starts screaming in agony as we stand him up
You guys are some cold motherfuckers
>>34713632They almost killed Hugo. The bastards deserves it
>>34713474> allow the woman to try and care for the bandit
>>34713632they are dead men regardless of if they survive or not.
>>34713632They are only bandits. I voted to let the woman do whatever she'd like out of apathy, but I don't mind killing the fool. Human life is cheaper in the Crusades. Particularly if they are dirty bandits.
>>34713632...nigga, these are bandits. Human life didn't have anywhere near the value it does now.
>>34713474Kill it. Fuck bandits. Fuck the nun. You don't hold a snake after it tires to bite you. You stomp on it.
>>34713671>Fuck the nun
>>34713533DO IT FAGGOTScaptcha: approve ogateou
>>34713671>Fuck the Nunb-but anon s-she's p-promised to g-god
You frown at the woman. Such sentimental creatures some times. You dismount from your horse."I understand that you are a woman of od, and see such labours as your Christian duty," you say, "But tell me this. If this man had killed your old friend over there, raped that girl and yourself. If he had left you stripped naked, ravaged, dying in this wilderness. Would you still show him that kindness?"She gives you a bold gaze. "Yes," she said.You nod. "Very well. Solomon, a hand." You kneel and help raise the bandit from the other, Solomon takes him by the other arm. A look of surprise that is soon turning into a smile lights the nun's face."You're a better Christian than me, sister," you say, before drawing your knife and driving it into the bandit's throat. The nun gives a shocked wail as the bandit bled out with a gargling sound. "He didn't die in the dirt, at least," you say, pulling out your knife, letting him dance a death rattle on your arms before dropping him."You monster," she almost looks in tears.You turn to your men. "Strip the corpses of anything valuable!" then you turn back to the nun and scowl. "If you want to help someone, help my squire and his horse. He risked his life to protect you."And with that you slam your knife back into its scabbard and stalk off to oversee the looting.> roll 1d100, best of three
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>34713774loot! Loot! Loot!
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>34713774>> roll 1d100, best of three
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>34713774''I am but a man & for that only god can Judge me''
>>34713827Hopefully 56's good enough to get a horse at least.
>>34713774>"You monster," she almost looks in tears.she mad
>>34713774>Wilhelm right now
>>34713774DudeSay the one in Pulp FictionSomething about hurting your brothers
>>34713774>And with that you slam your knife back into its scabbard and stalk off to oversee the looting.Blade-autist here, CLEAN THE FUCKING BLADE BEFORE YOU SHEATHE IT. The iron from the blood will corrode and rust the shit out of the blade if you don't clean the damn thing.
>>34713906Dramatic badass Moment > RealitySilly anon
>>34713906Didn't scabbards work to clean the blade by having some kinda material to you know catch the fluids as it slide home for quick cleaning or someting like that?
>>34713894Ezekiel 25:17."The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee."This one
>>34713774>She gives you a bold gaze. "Yes," she said.You're full of shit, lady. But we can put your vows to the test against the Bard Knight's tongue.
>>34713953Then let the bard knight's tongue test her
You strip the dead of all their possessions, leaving them naked in the dirt. The weapons are mostly useless, and they've little armour of value save a good shield and a maille shirt. Orlando manages to captured the champion's horse. Its a very ordinary animal, but any horse has some value.Of all the dead you gather only a fistful of hard currency, worth fifteen or so pfennings.Once the corpses are counted you see you've slain near forty. A princely killing for such a small number.You see that Hugo is pulling off his gambeson. The cut on his shoulder is surprisingly deep, and he is hissing with pain as he draws the quilted armour off. His horse takes the removal of the dart better, and Franz simply has to rub a good salve in the wound with some stitches."Hurts like hell," Hugo said.The three pilgrims inch closer to your group.The old man at arms steps forward."Excuse us m'lord, but I must ask. Would you shelter us the rest of the way to Caesarea?" he asked, helm in hand.> of course, we are Christian brothers> only if you and yours will follow my commands> you are on your own
>>34713997>> of course, we are Christian brothers
>>34713997>> of course, we are Christian brothersNo need to be hostile.The nun will probably say something snarky, and we can put her in her place.Hatesex later.
>>34713997> of course, we are Christian brothers> only if you and yours will follow my commandsGoddamnit. Treat Hugo and once he feels better we got him some mail to use
>>34713943No.Where is that fluid going to go?It's going to sit in the fucking sheath with the blade, contacting it.
>>34713997>of course, we are Christian brothers>only if you and yours will follow my commands
>>34713997>> of course, we are Christian brothersAre we actually going to Caesarea? I wouldn't go out of my way to help them. For as long as our paths coincide.
>>34713997> of course, we are Christian brothersbut> you and yours will follow my commands
>>34714030we are heading the same way atleast
>>34713997>> of course, we are Christian brothers>> but you and yours will follow my commands
>>34713997>> only if you and yours will follow my commands
>>34714024Ah well I figured it would be at the top of blade near the handle and you would just need to swap out the cloth inside every so often like a woman does with her linens during that time of the month, but I can see that was my mistake.Also >>34713997We are Christian brothers come along then.
>>34714024obviously we need a circular squeegee around the mouth of our sheathe, so the blood gets wiped away and falls down as you sheath your blade.Get in touch with the local jews and start manufacturing that shit anon. We will make tons.
>>34713997>>34714018Fuck that. We're taking his gambeson, and the maille, and going FULL KATAPHRAKTOI.
>>34714060Yeah, that just ;eaves it corroding the most important part of the blade-the base.Bad idea.
>>34714068What's the point of going FULL KATAPHRAKTOI when we are going to be watching our household battle enemy champions anyway? Just give that shit to our companions
>>34714088this guy gets it.
>>34714088We won't need champions where we're going.constantinople has more use for bards, more money for an aspiring cavalryman, more women, unlimited wine, and nicer things. And the bitches love westerners
>>34714113Thats a weird way of saying King of Alexandria
>>34714113Nigga we established last thread we're going to Alexandria & the motherfucking nile
>>34714113But I thought we were going to bang the Queen of Kingdom of Jerusalem
>>34713997I recall you can repair maille easily. Save it for Hugo.
>>34714125Yeah, her cunt is a stepping stone to power. We will use that power to boost ourselves until we can conquer Egypt for our own.
>>34714125Best way to do that is as an emperor.>>34714126You can, but only if you have the wire to do it with.Unless it's on a shoulder or armpit, nigger rigging doesn't work there. One fucking shortcut and you can't raise your arm above the level of the shoulder, you need to make ACTUAL LINKS and repair the weave correctly. We'd need to rivet them, too.
You consider the old man. He has strong arms and a strong jaw, but the age was creeping into his eyes."Aye," you say, "We are Christians, are we not? But obey my commands at all times, a captain can only have one ship."The old soldier nodded. "Of course," he said, "That is just, that is military." He saluted you in a Roman fashion, fist to heart.The nun gives you a hot look. "I'll obey no command that would have me break my vows," she said.You smile. "And what makes you think I have any interest in breaking your vows?" you say, "If your vows are broken, it will be by your own actions."She glares at you as you gather up your troops.The old soldier was named Theodore, formerly an Armenian soldier, and the nun was named Adelheid, of the Convent of St Anne in Jerusalem. The girl they called Judith, and she kept a little apart from your group, particularly as you all were marked with the sweat and gore of battle.You push on while daylight permits and organise a camp. Hugo gives himself up to the care of Sister Adelheid, who carefully cleans and tends to his wound.You cannot say if the bandits will muster another attack, best to keep watch.> nominate two companions to keep watch
>>34714233Us and Theo
>>34714233Franz and Solomon
>>34714233Franz and Theo
>>34714233Hugo, the moment the wound closes.It's time he toughens up and learns to function through discomfort and pain WITHOUT adrenaline to do all the work.
>>34714233Us and Solomon
>>34714233>"I'll obey no command that would have me break my vows,"Just wait baby. The Bard Knight's tongue ain't nuthin' to fuck with.Well, I mean it technically is. But that is the point.Us and TheoLet's get the social link going.
>>34714233>She glares at you as you gather up your troops.oh the hatefucking will be a glorious thing if we did not hold the lord in high regard...oh.> nominate two companions to keep watchFranz & Theo
>>34714233Ourselves and Franz. Let our hardier warriors get rest.
>>347142331. Theo 2. Ourselves (if we can pick ourselves), 3. Franz if we can't pick ourselves. Make sure Hugo gets rest
>>34714233Franz & Theo
You pick the two 'elders' of the group, Franz and Theo, to keep watch. Franz growls at the mention of being an elder. He was certainly a far cry from Theo's advanced age."I take from your nose that you are a Jew..." you hear Theodore say as you move on to more pressing things.Sister Adelheid was stitching up Hugo, who sat upright against his saddle, feeding a carrot to his horse. Solomon had left him a bottle of wine to drink, and he gulped it down every time the needle pierced his skin. She gave you a wary look.The girl Judith was lying with her mule, reading a book over her skinny knees, resting her head against the beast's scruffy flank. When she saw you her look was slightly fearful, and she buried her head back into the book.Solomon was fussing over the looted maille shirt trying to fix the broken links, while Orlando and Welf played a game of shatranj.> go and speak to one of your companions (nominate)
>>34714527>Solomon was fussing over the looted maille shirt trying to fix the broken links>broken at the shoulder>doesn't have any toolsHe can fuss over it until the day he dies. Won't help.
>>34714527Hugo. Let him know that big brother is proud of him.After all of this is done spend the night with Chiri
>>34714527EitherHugo, because it's not all so bad in the Holy Land, right?or Chiri, maybe she knew a few knights or npbles from Jerusalem?
>>34714527>"I take from your nose that you are a Jew..." you hear Theodore say as you move on to more pressing things.KekAlso let's talk to little bro
>>34714527>"I take from your nose that you are a Jew..." you hear TheodoreAhh. The wonders of a more honest time.Hugo.
>>34714527>"I take from your nose that you are a Jew..."top kek> go and speak to one of your companions (nominate)Talk to Hugo, let him know that as an older brother, we are proud of him. As his knight-master, a squire should remain calm, especially when pursued by the enemy.
You muster down on Hugo. He's only a little drunk. For all that Adelheid has furious scowls for you, she works very delicately on your brother, her hands deftly wielding the needle with some skill.You crouch on your haunches."Hey little brother," you say, ruffling his hair, "You did good today."Hugo nodded, taking another gulp of the wine."A knight isn't just bold, he's also certain in his action," you say, "Focused at the task at hand and not given to panic. You were very knightly out there."Hugo blushed."You were very brave," Adelheid added, "You will make a very brave knight, god willing. You are already a very brave man." She finished off her stitches and kissed him on the cheek.Hugo's wispy little mustache disappeared under his tongue as his blush went to his roots. You couldn't help but grin, and pushed forehead to forehead."We might not share mothers, but you're my brother to the marrow," you say, "And know that I will always be proud of you."Hugo looks like he might cry. "A-and I'm proud too," he said, "Proud to serve you, that is. You didn't have to. Father was going to have me take vows, y'know. Cousin Werther was meant to be your squire."You didn't know that. You'd taken Hugo so quickly as your squire, and set off for the Holy Land, that you hadn't taken any concern of father into account."Thank you, sir," Hugo said. You hugged him around his good shoulder and he hugged you back.The night draws dark and tents are assembled.Franz and Theodore's time at watch comes to an end.> nominate two people to stand guard until morning
>>34714896Orlando and yourselfSolomon and Welf deserve good rest
>>34714896The girl Judithshe can fucking read How fucking rare is that?
>>34714896Ourself and Orlando
>>34714896Ehh...Us and Welf. Try to break open that shell of his.
>>34714964He has a speech impediment, anon.
>>34714896Shame. We didnt get to show off our mad Harp skillz
>>347148961. Orlando 2. Wilhelm 3. Solobro if we can't take watch
It isn't fit for the commander to take watch. You'll need your rest for the morning, and a clear head to command.
>>34714981Doesn't mean he can't talk, let alone write down his thoughts.
>>34715039Orlando and Solomon then. and we can "rest" with Chiri
>>34714996>Shame. We didnt get to show off our mad Harp skillzIt can wait anon. The seduction must continue apace, not be rushed.
>>34714896>>34714921Changing to Solomon and Orlando then. Since Welf did kill the enemy champion. It should also give us time with him if we want.
>>34715050Seduce both the nun and the novice?
>>34715039Oh, then Orlando and Solomon. Probably should get Sol to boost Orlando's shitty LDR and WAR stats.
You nominate Solomon and Orlando to stand guard for the night, and retire to your own tent.Chihirizahd lies on the hard ground as if she were in a palace. She had a cat-like ability to drape across things and look incredibly comfortable while doing so.She had a hot look in her eye for you, as a hand made busy along the inside of her thigh."You were amazing to watch," she said, "The way you kill, and command other men, So powerful, so...dominate. Like a king." She come up onto her knees before you, still working her inner thigh but now with both hands."And the woman, I liked the way you handled her," she said, reaching up to loop her fingers through your sword belt, "Why you'd think she'd be sweeter to the man who saved her life."Yeah cup her chin. "Sweetness needs to be drawn out of a woman, some do not give it freely," you say."Maybe you should just take it," Chihirizahd said, rubbing her face against your forearm."Some are frightened by boldness," you say, drawing her up to her feet."Not me," she replied, her hand trailing across your chest."No, you are bold enough yourself."Your mouth closes on hers and the world drops away, the heat of battle carrying into the heat of your raw animal rutting. You think by the time you were done she'd been loud enough to awake the camp. You didn't care, as you held her twitching body against yours, slipping off to sleep...When you get ready to head off in the morning you earn some looks from the new members of your group. Adelheid has a glare for you, but Judith cocks her head curiously. Theodore just has a disapproving frown.Chihirizahd walks with a lightness to her dancer's step, and the men enjoying watching her pass by.> you've a spare horse, nominate a rider> send out a scout to check the terrain a head (nominate)
>>34715255> you've a spare horse, nominate a riderTheo
>>34715255Lend Theodore the horse for now. Better to have another fighting man. > send out a scout to check the terrain a head (nominate)Theodore
>>34715255> you've a spare horse, nominate a riderdon't care honestly
>>34715255> you've a spare horse, nominate a rider> send out a scout to check the terrain a head (nominate)Someone who is fast but isnt Hugo. Him and his horse still need to relax
>>34715255>send out a scout to check the terrain a head (nominate)Theo
>>34715255How adorable. I wonder how much of her "submissiveness" is an act ?
>>34715255>"Maybe you should just take it," Chihirizahd said, rubbing her face against your forearm.Bard Knight only takes what women gives him freely!
>>34715316What do you mean? She is rather bold, and she was a slave afterall.
>>34715341she seems to egg us and mold us with her compliments and her feminie charms
>>34715338Haven't you heard anon? By speaking with the women first, Bard Knight has contributed to society's rape of her.
>>34715255>> you've a spare horse, nominate a riderLend the horse to Theodore. Emphasis on Lend.Send Sol out to scout if possible.
>>34715364>she seems to egg us and mold us with her compliments and her feminie charmsWell...yeah. I figured that was understood. We are literally the only thing keeping her alive, she is going to do everything in her power to keep us happy. If she gets to have fun doing it, even better.
>>34715378If it keeps up the novice or the nun is going to accuse her of witchcraft!Clearly she is the reason Wilhelm cut the poor mans throat!
>>34715403Not if Wilhelm seduces them first!
>>34715403Pffft, more like so-called "Christian values".But seriously, the nun and the novice are a bunch of naive idiots. At least Theo there knows what the world's like instead of being a pair of silly idealists.
>>34715431He seems to be greek. Probably used to a Byzantine Soldier
>>34715431Maybe we should give the 14 year old girl a break for now>>34715447Armenian apparently
"Hey old soldier!" you call over to the prune faced old man. You offer him the reins to the spare horse. "You good for scouting?""Aye sir, I scouted for Lord Thoros in my youth, was quite the pathfinder," he sat the saddle well at least. "I'll keep a hawk eye out, if you guard Judith well." As he was about to spur off he turned. "That is, protect the women. Aye. I'm leaving them in your care."He was away and gone to scouting while the rest of your band packed up and mounted.It was a good three days to get to Caesarea.> nominate a companion to talk to
>>34715460More like give her a dick.Your probably right though, we are being a bit harsh.Good chance an Armenian would have fought for the Byzantines, especially a career soldier.
>>34715525>JudithWhat's her deal?
>>34715525>if you guard Judith well>nominate a companion to talk toLet's go and guard Judith well
>>34715525Orlando, we haven't gotten to know how the battle treated him.
>>34715525Welf or the other guy, forgot his name
>>34715525>judith.We are sitting with Chiri. I am sure the three of us could have a worthwhile and great talk!
>>34715525> nominate a companion to talk toWell, in that case, let's talk to Judith and see what's so "special" about her.
>>34715525lets go see Orlando
>>34715601captcha: ergyrsh horizontal
>>34715601but anon she is but a maiden of 13-14 she has yet to mature well enough for us to enjoy fullyyou don't pick a rose before it's bloomed do you?
>>3471576713-14 is the perfect time
>>34715767Ah, but have you heard of the Genji Plan?
>>34715767Wilhelm already banged a 15 year old, the difference between 14 and 15 aren't significant.Just the tip, anon.
>>34715797Wilhelm's only 17, so that ain't much of a stretch.Gotta love the 1100s and its social standards.
The young girl on mule back gave you an uncertain smile as you rode up beside her."Your friend Theodore said I should guard you," you said."He is a very good guard," Chihirizahd said, kissing you on the chin."Umm," Judith blushed a little."I saw that you were reading last night," you say, "Pray tell, what was the book?""A treaties by Hildegard of Bingen," she said. She drew the book out of her travel back and showed the cover to you. It was very well illuminated, and probably cost a good sum of money. "She's my hero. I want to be as much like her as possible. But I also have a book about Peter Abelard and Eloise, it has some of his music in it. He's pretty good."She was a bright kid, and as she put the other book away she pulled out the other. It was a bit more rough and tumble, well thumbed and cheaply put together."They were very romantic," she said, "I cried when it got to the castration. He didn't deserve it."> I've met Lady Hildegard> I know some Abelard songs
>>34715811>> I've met Lady HildegardH-have we?
>>34715811>> I know some Abelard songsBard gonna bard
>>34715811>> I've met Lady HildegardLady Hildegard? *whip out the lute*
>>34715811> I've met Lady Hildegard> I know some Abelard songs
>>34715811>I know some Abelard songs>>34715823I was about to ask that. If it's a lie I'm not picking thato option.
>>34715811How could we do anything but bard?
>>34715823Actually on second thought, switching to >> I know some Abelard songsBard Knight etc
>>34715823>H-have we?Yes, you mentioned it to Jehanne in the second thread.
>>34715847In that case:> I've met Lady Hildegard
>>34715811>> I've met Lady HildegardWhip out the tunes after we impress her with namedropping
>>34715811>I've met Lady Hildegard
>>34715929I'd do it the other way around.Play first, then casually say: "Did I mention I've met Lady Hildegard?"
"You know I've met the Lady Hildegard," you say, "She held a lecture in Trier while my father and I were there on business. Her words were very moving. She's a damned strong orator.""And a healer!" Judith interjected, "She writes a lot about how to treat wounds, and how to find a use of everything God has made for us. Um, she's not Trotula de Rugerrio, but she's pretty good! Lady Trotula is, she's another big hero of mine. I've read her books too."She eyed you sideways. "Was she beautiful? I hear she's beautiful."You think on that. "Beautiful is not the right word," you say, "She is handsome, and very robust. Attractive, in that way, but not a flower like Chihirizahd here." You drum a finger on Chihirizahd's navel."Oh.." your answer seems to disappoint Judith a little.> cheer her up with a song> 'beauty is not the beginning and end of a woman'> write in
>>34716090>> 'beauty is not the beginning and end of a woman'then> cheer her up with an Abelard song
>>34716090> 'beauty is not the beginning and end of a woman'> cheer her up with a song
>>34716090> 'beauty is not the beginning and end of a woman'Being smart or dutiful to her husband are also virtues to be praised in any strong Christian woman!
>>34716090> 'beauty is not the beginning and end of a woman'''Remember even the plain daisy has it's uses''
>>34716115>>34716107Thesecaptcha: songs sareeec
"A woman is more than looks," you say, "A sharp mind, a good sense of humour, and a strong sense of duty. Looks last only a handful of years, but the rest are yours immortal. Aye! Who cares what Hildegard looks like, or the Lady of Salerno. What matters is their words. What they have done for God and for their fellow Christians. A husband might lust for a beautiful woman, but love is born from those other qualities. And you'll keep a good husband and make a good wife by focusing on those things."She listens to your words with care, nodding. Soon she's smiling.You launch into song. Planctus David super Saul et Ionatha, the Lament of Saul and Jonathan by King David. Some sing it heavy, but you keep the tune light and sprightly. Judith is son singing along, knowing the words. She had a good clear voice, no doubt refined through her training to become a nun."That's...I like that," she grinning from ear to ear."Marriage, that's not for me. My sister wants me to take holy vows. I'd like to, and be like Hildegard, devote my time to god and helping people. But maybe, sometimes I wonder if there's something in marriage that has value. I see my sisters and see how unhappy they are, but my mother and father loved each other a whole lot.""Have you ever been in love?" she asks.> ...I'd rather not talk about that> Yes
>>34716303>YesThe poor girl who took our virginity and then drowned soon after
>>34716303> Yes>but I would rather not talk about it
>>34716329>>34716333>>34716345>>34716367Good thing we got Chiri to cheer us up
Your smile disappears with that question. "Yes," you say, eyes grown distant. You don't think of her as often as you used to. "Yes, I was.""What happened?" she asked."She died."Judith nodded, her eyes very solemn. "People do that," she said, "Only Mary was spared the pain of death.""Aye," you reply.The girl puts a hand to your thigh. "You'll be well Sir Wilhelm, man is not meant to love just the once and only," she said it with a smile that seemed possessed of an understanding beyond her years, "We are made to love and be loved. That is what God meant for man, his first commandment in the Garden. That is what Jesus spoke of when he came among us and spoke of love."> what do you know of love between men and women?> you are a wise young woman
>>34716447>> you are a wise young womanLets just flatter her a bit. She means well
>>34716447> you are a wise young woman>man is not meant to love just the once and onlyTailor-made advice for Wilhelm it seems
>>34716476Wilhelm loves all the time just as good intended
>>34716447>you are a wise young woman>>34716476Yeah, he really needs that.Losing our loved one is our official backstory for being obsessed with fucking every girl we meet.
>>34716539its makes us dark and dramatic!But i am pretty sure without it he would still Bard Knight
>>34716553Funny how this little girl romanticizes us, when we're pretty much everything a virtuous, chaste knight of legend is supposed to be.
>>34716583*pretty much nothing likeWhat the fuck did I just write, I need sleep
>>34716539>>34716553Wilhelm is obviously the original Byronic Hero
You know what I'm looking forward to?the moment we can go full Cao cao
You nod. "You've surprising wisdom for your age," you said.Judith blushed. "You are not so much older than me," she replied."'Tis not the years, it's the experience," that caused Chihirizahd to giggle in a way that made Judith blush even stronger."Well, I should go speak with Sister Adelheid," she said, burning brightly as she trotted her mule around to the solitary nun.Adelheid had been watching you like a falcon this entire time, her cudgel swung before her legs in low outward arcs as she walked. You'd never seen a pretty woman wear such a sour expression for so long.The days pass and you are at the gates of Caesarea. It is not so big as Sidon, though the lord within was Lord Gerard's twin brother."And we leave you here?" you ask Theodore."Our journey is further yet," he said, "To Jerusalem.""That's our destination also.""Perhaps we might remain in company?" Theodore asked, "I appreciate the extra swords, to keep our women folk safe."> of course> I'll guard you, for a price (roll 1d100, average of three)> no, I think our paths divert here
>>34716607Meh, there have always been Byronic Heroes. And more to the point, men have been using dark pasts and mysterious back stories to get pussy since before there was writing.
>>34716639> of courseFOLLOWER"S GET!
>>34716639>> of courseOn one hand, I want mad dosh. On the other, asking for payment from a nun and a novice doesn't seem like a terribly Christian or knightly thing.
>>34716639>> of courseAnd we will do it free of charge even!
>>34716639>of courseAt some point we have to retain some retainers.
>>34716639I think we should also talk to Sister Adelheid so she can understand what a good and honest knight we are
>>34716707>what a good and honest knight we are
>>34716691Theo looks like a decent acquisition. Probably doesn't have anything else liked up either.
>>34716747Hey, don't be ridiculous. We have we ever had ulterior motives? Pussy is just an inevitable consequence of being a Bard, not a motive we have to specifically plan for. Jeez, it's not like we're Hugo.
>>34716707>what a good and honest knight we aredis nigga
"We'll ride with you all the way to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre," you say, offering your hand.The old soldier smiled, taking it."Aye, so far you've done right by us," he said, "You seem a virtuous sort." He goes to tell the girls the news, leaving you with your older companions."Must you adopt every stray?" Franz grumbled."Oh, my master I think has dishonest reasons for adopting these strays," Chihirizahd said.Franz shook his head. "Bloody women. Who needs them?"Solomon laughed and clapped Franz's back. "I for one," he eyed the nun distant, "And one in particular, hmm. Something about a face that sour on such a pretty woman appeals, no?""No!" Orlando spluttered, "She is a holy woman besides. That is sheer degeneracy!"> agree with Solomon> agree with Orlando> make like Welf and keep your mouth shut
>>34716811>> make like Welf and keep your mouth shutcaution is the better part of valor!
>>34716811> make like Welf and keep your mouth shut
>>34716811>> make like Welf and keep your mouth shutTime to put on our best Shirou face
>>34716811>make like Welf and keep your mouth shutLet them have their banter
>>34716811Silence.We are a stoic knight of great virtue.
>>34716811>make like Welf and keep your mouth shutinb4 They both turn to you for your opinion
>>34716855>We are a stoic knight of great virtue.We crusader liu bei now
>>34716879we are the descendant of the secret love child of Liu Bei and Cao Cao
>>34716811> make like Welf and keep your mouth shutJust smile
>>34716583hilarious when we litterally have our love-slave sitting on our lap
Discretion is the better part of valour. You watch with Welf as the two bicker."God meant for me to bed so many women, or I would not be so good at it!" Solomon insisted."You lunatic Nubian, half-a-heathen if you suggest bismirching a good Sister," Orlando's face was all scrunched up, a balled fist raised."I think you just want the pretty nun for yourself!" Solomon replied, causing a gasp of surprise from Orlando. Solomon was probably right. "Eh, Hugo, what do you think?"Hugo coughed. "Ah, she's very pretty," he rubbed his shoulder as he spoke."Men go wild for what's between a woman's legs," Chihirizahd said, "And the harder it is to get it, the wilder it drives them." She casts you a very amused look."God knows, you have all entertained the thought these last nights," Solomon said, making a jerking motion, "Even Welf. I am just the honest one here." Then he looked sly. "And if its not the sour sister, 'tis the novice's peaches I think."They all spluttered at that, Welf and even Franz, but you laughed with some amusement and Chihirizahd simply gave a sigh."What's all the laughter about?" Judith came trotting up, totting her book bag, smiling brightly.> Uh, nothing> Tell her, Solomon> write-in
>>34716974> Uh, nothing> write-in"Just talking about where we should rest while we are in the city"
>>34716974We should probably also talk with someone about the large amount of almost army like bandits in the area
>>34716974> write-in''Lunacy Sister my companions have been in the heat too long''
>>34716974>write-in"Just ye olden grown-up men banter."
>>34716974>Write-inTell her a funny joke, she's a smart girl who probably doesn't like being lied to
>>34716974>>34717015>>34717016>>34717017Any one of these seems fine.
>>34716974> write-inHugo just told the best joke about an Italian and a Frank who walk into a bar..*stare at Hugo*
>>34717017Probably the best bet.
"Just trading jests," you say, "The banter of men at rest after long days afield.""Oh," she mouths the word. "Anyway, I wanted to lend you a book, if you're interested. It was a gift from my uncle before I went to the abbey," she pulled a book from out of her bag and handed it to you. It was a copy of the Historia Caroli Magni, a heroic epic about Charlemagne and his court. "It's pretty new, and it has songs in it. There's one about Roland I think you'd like."> thank you> I cannot accept this
>>34717187>> thank youPromise to return it in good condition Book Club Time!
>>34717187>> thank youAww how sweet. She really think we are better than we are.
>>34717187> thank youWe crusader Charlemagne now
>>34717187>thank youIt's going to break her heart when she finds out that Wilhelm is just looking for women to sleep with when she gets older. Hope that she is still friendly and useful after she does realize that.
>>34717187>> thank youDamn you go on for a long time op
>>34717251Ofcourse he will. He isnt a person who would just throw someone aside cause he isnt sleeping with her
>>34717187>> thank youMaybe we can give her the "good dress" in our inventory as a gift when we part ways.
>>34717265and give Blaise more shit to fling at us?
You take the book carefully, and open it to a beautiful illustration. This book was not a cheap reproduction either. The lettering was exquisite, the illustrations bright and vivid."My thanks," you say, closing the book and slipping it into your saddlebag, "I'll keep it safe, and return it to you in good condition."She gives you a bright smile. "No thanks are necessary, sir," she said, "Keep it for as long as you'd like." Her long gold braid whipped around her as she turned to run back to her mule."Ah yes, nice peaches," Orlando said, admiring her backside.> nod along with him> cuff him around the head> ignore his comment
By the way, we still have our Lion helmet to take care of.
>>34717303>> ignore his comment>>34717304YES! Priority 1!
>>34717303>> nod along with him>> cuff him around the headLewd or cute? The great moral dilemma for the ages
>>34717303> ignore his commentOrlando you fucking Hypocrite
Someone upstairs is listening to Tonight I'm Loving You by Enrique Iglesias really loudly.It's obviously a sign.
>>34717303>> nod along with him>>34717304This needs to be done
>>34717329In Orlando's defense, Judith as a novice has yet to take holy vows.
>>34717303>cuff him around the headB-baka!
>>34717333>Tonight I'm Loving You by Enrique IglesiasSuch shit taste
>>34717329Aww, come on Anon. He wants to be part of the group so badly, throw him a bone.
>>34717303>ignore himWe're a fair knight.
>>34717329Judith isnt a nun.
>>34717359It's weird, they are white hipsters from suburbia. Now there is some reggaeton stuff playing. Don't know what the fuck is going on.
>>34717303>> cuff him around the head
>>34717370But arent we going to fuck her?
>>34717323This. Nod, then cuff him.Then ride on with our love-slave in our lap.We are most virtuous.
>>34717397Eventually. I was referring to how we ignored Solomon so we should also ignore him.
>>34717382Glad I don't live there
>>34717397Obviously. We are ignoring him because it's fucking Orlando.
You find yourself nodding in agreement with Orlando."Ah, what's wrong with me," Orlando muttered, "You're a bad influence!" He said, jabbing a figure in Solomon's direction."Funny man, that's the first thing you've said that I agree with," Solomon replied, clapping Orlando on the back.You've a night to spend in the town before heading on.> go to the markets> spend time with a companion (nominate)> go straight to bed to get some good rest for the morrow
>>34717399>We are most virtuous.
>>34717451>> go to the marketsLion time
>>34717451> go to the marketsIf we can get our helmet fixed. if not>> spend time with a companion Adelheid
>>34717463We were going to wait until Jerusalem though, weren't we?>>34717451> spend time with a companion (nominate)Adelheid
>>34717451> spend time with a companion (Orlando)Want another bad influence?
>>34717451> go to the marketsIts time to Lion!
>>34717451>> spend time with a companion (nominate)The Tsundere Nun
>>34717451>Spend time with our best bud Solomon or our slave
>>34717451>go to the marketsLion Helmet, here we go!
>>34717451check on the nun
You figure since you'll be spending the night in town you had time enough to finally make reality your long held dream of a Herculean helm.You head to the markets, to craftsmen in particular, and find a man who works in furs. He's a normal enough looking fellow, with brown hair and drooping eyelids. A little short. When he talked bad teeth were obvious."Can I help you sir?" he asked.Hugo handed you the lion skin and enclosed helm."Hmm, I can get that done for ten pfennings by the day after tomorrow," he said, "I got another commission I gotta do first."> surely you can do mine first (doll 1d100, best of three)> understood, we'll wait> no deal
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>34717568> surely you can do mine first (doll 1d100, best of three)
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>34717568>> surely you can do mine first (doll 1d100, best of three)
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>34717568>> surely you can do mine first (doll 1d100, best of three)Man, we don't got time to waste on this shit. If we can't get it done by tomorrow morning, just get it at Jerusalem.
>>34717580Lion time, baby.
"Are you really sure that other job is more important?" you ask, casually laying a hand on your sword hilt.The man eyes your sword nervously."I suppose I could make an exception, for a knight such as yourself," he said.You hand him the ten pfennings and he gets to work, with a promise it will be done first thing in the morning.Now with that finally out of the way, you return to the tavern your party had taken residence in.Franz and Orlando were playing a game of shatranj while Chihirizahd watched. Theodore had fallen asleep in front of the fire, and Judith was placing a blanket over him.Solomon and Welf had fallen into a dice game with a group of sailors.Adelheid you couldn't see, no doubt she was bothering God about something.Hugo goes over to the dice game, waving to Solomon who took him in with an arm around his shoulder, producing a wince from the boy.> join a companion (nominate)
>>34717661>AdelheidAsk Judith where we might find her
>>34717661Can Judith play chess?
>>34717679>> join a companion (nominate)oh shit this!
>>34717661AdelheidIf she doesn't want to be found or talk, then chess with Judith so we can become smart.
>>34717661>>34717690Actually, fuck it.Changing to this >>34717679with Adelheid as back-up. Judith is cute and we really need more intelligence.
>>34717679Yeah lets play chess, chess is awesome
>>34717661Chess with Judith
Adelheid, where was she? You check the rooms and come upon one with the sound of a woman's voice."Oh God," her voice was low, in prayer. You lean against the doorway. "Give me the strength to suffer this mortal world. Give me the strength to carry on with these venial men. Jesus, give me the strength to shelter my charge from their ways, so that she might enter your service unblemished and innocent. Give me the strength to...to remain virtuous."You notice her on her knees through a crack in the door. Her head was uncovered, showing a messy crop of short blond hair. Her lips were trembling and head upturned, eyes shut tight. She had her skirts drawn up revealing her calves, and around her ankle was wrapped a nasty looking metal ringlet. It pierced her skin lightly, making it red and raw, a little band separating her leg and her foot."I want only to serve you Jesus," she said.> interrupt her prayer> give her a chance to finish
>>34717830>> interrupt her prayer"Mind if i join?"
>>34717830>> interrupt her prayer
>>34717830>give her a chance to finish
>>34717830>Jesus, give me the strength to shelter my charge from their waysheh...> give her a chance to finish
>>34717830>Give her a chance to finish
>>34717830>> give her a chance to finishIf were are going to ask why she has a stick up her ass maybe we shouldn't start off antagonistic
>>34717860>why she has a stick up her assIt's her job
>>34717860>If were are going to ask why she has a stick up her assInsert low hanging joke about Wilhelm wanting to stick his stick up her ass
"Blind my eyes to the Nubian," she said, "Cloud his face from my mind. Bless, take from me the dreams you've sent of him, or let me know it is the Devil that sends them." She looked tortured. "Keep these perversions from assailing my mind. Please, tell me I am not that kind of woman in my heart. Please." Her hands fall between her legs and her face shows great yearning. "I dream of men, and the dreams grew worse. I saw them kill, and loot, violate your commandments. God it...it.." she started sobbing, bowed forward, "Show me that this life is the right one, that these temptations are but passing. Show me, show me."She punched the ground and sobbed. In her smallest voice she spoke words that shook you to the core, that you couldn't even be sure you'd heard her correctly. "Show me a sign that you are real," she whimpered.> enter the room> leave her be
>>34717949> leave her beSolobro.....Solobro can have this one
>>34717949>> enter the room
>>34717949>> enter the roomI don't blame her, Solomon is pretty dreamy.
>>34717949>> leave her beAye. We aint picking on Solomons game
>>34717949go back down and tell solobro to go up because the nun wants to talk to him. Then play chess with Judith
>>34717949> leave her bedis be some heretical shit hopefully our coptic negro friend can give her a sign.
>>34717949>> enter the roomI dont believe we had a nun yet
>>34717993This.Besides, Solomon was playing chess. It our turn, and Judith if she can play.
>>34717949>leave her bewe promised solomon both bitches in a previous thread
>>34717949Changing my vote from >>34717965 to this >>34717993
>>34717949> leave her beWe might want to tell Solobro that Adel might be be interested in his might
>>34717949>>34717993Gonna support dis
Maybe we should stop trying to dick everything, i mean I'm sure there are a lot of STDs floating around
>>34718047That's why we hold virginity and chastity in high regard, like a true Christian
>>34718047Dont worry. God will protect us
>>34718047anon this is why we don't do Brothels
>>34718040Wilhelm's Ye Olde Good Deeds of the Day Journal:>Saw nun in spiritual crisis. Sent Nubian brother to sex her up >Played chess with cute girl >Acquired Lion Helm
You back away from the door frame, much troubled by what you'd heard. You head back to the common room. Solomon was now best of friends with the sailors, and they dumped a toast over his laughing head."Aye, brother," you say, calling him over. Solomon gets up, slapping one of the sailors hard on the back. "Come here," you say, pulling him into your confidence."That sour faced nun is having a bad time of it," you say, "I think she might need someone to keep her company for the night.""Oh?" Solomon quirks a brow."Mayhap, if you play your cards right," you say."Ah, you did promise me," he said, "After you had the maid and lady both.""Well, go one then," you say, pushing him down the corridor. He walks away with a drunken chuckle, and you wonder how it might work out.Judith hails you. "A game, sir?" she said, offering you the board.> Pick war, leadership or int to raise. Roll 1d100 average of three
>>34718055I don't think he with protect us from the consequences of our sins >>34718058>Implying STDs are only in brothels
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>34718072>INTWe desperately need it. Fuck WAR
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>34718072Int
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>34718072Intelligence
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>34718072A little girl is going to beat us
>>34718083>>3471808516 fugging seconds
>>34718072Oh and Int
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>34718072> Pick war, leadership or int to raise. Roll 1d100 average of threeLeadership
>>34718072>IntI swear to god if Judith beats us we must fucking Git her on as a retainer
>>34718113I think Chiri might be smarter than Wilhelm as well. She's got the brain powers at the very least.
>>34718113if we lose to Judith we are gonna fustrate sex the hell out of Chiri
>>34718127So, Chihirizahd = Zhenji and Judith = Yueying?
>>34718127oh yeah but she is going to be our eyes & ears in court.though If she shows an exemplary talent for a topic we should direct her towards that field.>>34718136kek
>>34718145>Chihirizahd>Not Zhuge liangthe legend of her would be neato
>>34718127>I think Chiri might be smarter than Wilhelm as wellThis makes me sad
You sit across from her and pick white. She hums that tune you'd sung the other day as she set up the pieces. When you play you do so carefully, as does she. It's a pretty close match, but you take her the first time."Rematch, rematch!" she insists.You agree, and reset the pieces. This time she quickly beats you, shooting you a cheeky grin."Best of three," you say. You match her move for move, and you can see the frustration knitting her brow."Oh thistle sticks," she snapped her fingers as you took her queen."No, no, no," she moans the words as you slide your bishop into place."Check mate," you say, very pleased to have won your first match of the game.She gave you a haughty look and stuck out her chest. "Yeah well," she corrected her hair, "it's a foolish game anyway."There was a cheer over by the dice table. "How's about that," she was suddenly very excited, "Could you teach me?> no, that's enough> I'll show you
>>34718159>> I'll show you
>>34718159You get an increase of +2 to your int.
>>34718159>I'll show you
>>34718159> I'll show youWhat could go wrong? EVERYTHING
>>34718159> I'll show you
Sister Adelheid, Benedictine nun. 25 years old. (you monster)Judith, Benedictine novice. 14 years old. (many questions from a bright mind)This made me laugh for some reason.
>>34718159>> I'll show youTeaching a soon to be nun gambling nice, nice too see solomon isnt back
>>34718175>mfw>>34718177inb4 dice spaghetti
>>34718159>no, that's enoughwe need some points with God
You jangle your money pouch and cut into the game. It's only the sailors and some caravan guards now. Your men had retired or, as Hugo had, passed out drunk. You clear a spot for Judith to sit beside you."What's the hazard?" a crooked faced sailor asked."Ten pfennings!" Judith said with a raised hand.The sailors whooped with gleaming eyes. Ack, starting at ten? You want to say something to the girl but the dice are already rattling."You don't start so high," you say into her ear, "Follow my lead."> roll 1d100, average of three
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>34718209>> roll 1d100, average of three
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>34718209ohhhh boy.
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>34718209
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>34718209Bard Knight: Master Gambler, Corrupter of Young Nun Novices
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>34718209
>>34718218>>34718219WHY WHY WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING TO US
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>34718218>>347182197 seconds
>>34718145Chihirizahd is Zhou Yu, smart and cultured.
>>34718215>>34718217>>34718218"Ooh," the sailors are happy with that. No loss, but the wagered was upped by double."Next roll is on twenty pfennings!" the sailor said."What happened?" Judith asked."You don't make flat bets," You say, "Depending on what you roll, the pot is added to or multiplied. Yuo've got to put in as much to stay in the game but as little as possible. That's why its called Hazard.""Oh," she said, her mouth a perfect 'o'.Pots of drinks slide across your table, good ale.You drink as the dice fall.> roll 1d100, average of three
>>34718219Anon. If you had not written your witty line this wouldnt have happened!
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>34718258
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>34718258
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>34718258
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>34718258I got this
>>34718275HAH! Not this time, anon. Not this time.
>>34718275You really don't
Could be worse.I have to say the chessboard has been a solid fucking investment.We can test our companions and train Int and Lead with it, at the same time.
>>34718268>>34718269>>34718273"That's up to thirty, with a pot of one-thirty, whose still in the game?" the dice roller said, teeth gleaming.You down a drink and consider bailing out. Judith has finished her ale however, and is calling out. "Next roll, next roll!" she said, giggling. Another pot slid by the two of you. Your jaw was tight set and eyes wide.Other gamblers were stepping back however.> roll 1d100, best of three
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>34718313>> roll 1d100, best of three
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>34718313
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>34718313inb4 we lose all our money
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>34718313oh god they're going to accuse us of fixing the dice
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>34718313> roll 1d100, best of three
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>34718328
>>34718335You're too late, but at least we rolled well
>>34718335maybe next time anon
>>34718333>oh god they're going to accuse us of fixing the diceA Gambler Knight in service to our Lord Jesus Christ and who venerates His holy name cannot lose....or cheat!
>>34718333>>34718351But we are playing with their dices
>>34718313>Judith has finished her ale however, and is calling out. "Next roll, next roll!" she said, gigglingI like Judith, she's got moxie.Can we trade her for Orlando? He'd make a fine nun.
After this we are definitely punishing Judith for almost losing all our money
"Ah that's a win for the young lady!" the gambler said, "one-thirty in all. Hell's bells, that's call of beginners luck right there." The gambler pushed the stuck toward her, one hundred and thirty pfennings.One of the sailors didn't look too happy about that."Fuck that," he roared, "No little cunt is taking my hard earned money." He's drawing a knife from his belt and reaching to grab her by the front of her dress.> tackle the man (roll 1d100, average of three)> draw your sword and kill him (roll 1d100, best of three)> drag Judith away to safety (roll 1d100, average of three)
>>34718370But how? Spanking?
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>34718378>> draw your sword and kill him (roll 1d100, best of three)KILL
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>34718378>> draw your sword and kill him (roll 1d100, best of three)
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>34718378>> draw your sword and kill him (roll 1d100, best of three)
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>34718378>> draw your sword and kill him (roll 1d100, best of three)Fuck him
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>34718378>draw your sword and kill him (roll 1d100, best of three)An act of aggression taken against a Knight of Christ is punishable by death!
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>34718378> draw your sword and kill him (roll 1d100, best of three)
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>34718378>> draw your sword and kill him (roll 1d100, best of three)
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>34718378>draw your sword and kill him (roll 1d100, best of three)
>>34718378> draw your sword and kill him (roll 1d100, best of three)it's pretty fucking clear where this is going, and we promised we'd protect her. and we won fair and square. we're in the right. But there will still be consrquences.
>>34718383>>34718402>>34718406Lesson Learned: Dice Gods are pleased when we give into our bloodlust and channel the Heroes of the Three Kingdoms.
>>34718421Thank you based Zhu xing
>>34718409The last time we killed in self defense the trial was just a formality. I think it will be the same for now.
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>34718421Thank you based Zhu xing.
Your sword is out, faster than you'd ever drawn it before. You take the man's groping hand. He stares dumbly at the stump, too drunk to realise he was dead. You drove the point through his neck and he fell, finally catching up. You turn on the other sailors and gamblers."Is there anyone else?" you demand.They back away, the dice-roller in particular bowing. "Forgive us sir, we want nothing to do with it," he snivelled."Then get out of here," you pointed to the door with your bloody sword.Judith sat rooted to her chair, eyes wide on the dead man, a hand covering her open mouth."Oh," she said.You kicked the body off the table, away from her."Enough fun for the night?" you asked her.She ran off quickly like a startled doe, a high little cry of 'God!' just once piping out of her.> run after the girl> leave her alone and retire for the night
>>34718470>> run after the girlOh crap! Its fucking dangerous to be outside at this hour
>>34718470> run after the girlas a wise negro once said ''Bloody woman''
>>34718470>> run after the girl
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>34718470>> leave her alone and retire for the nighttime to rest up
>>34718470>run after the girlPocket the money first.
>>34718470> run after the girlcome on, it's time for a lecture on the evils of gambling. And yes. Do be sure to grab that money.
>>34718470>> run after the girlIf that gold goes missing, we are coming after them.
>>34718495>a lecture on the evils of gamblingWilhelm is such a good fatherly figure.
>>34718536He should write a book
>>34718536Judith is a S rank Little Sister material considering their not so big age gap.
You chase after Judith. She's running to the backrooms. You catch her right before she bursts through to the room she shared with Adelheid, an arm around her shoulder, and an arm under it. You hadn't planned to catch her in that hold, or to pick her up and hold her against you, but that's how it turned out.Right outside the door, where harsh moans were coming from.Throaty, deep, hard moans, interrupted with hard slapping sounds."Oh god," Adelheid's prayer seemed more joyful this time, though not as articulate.Ah.You cover up Judith's ears."Is she...?" Judith's voice seemed very weak. Her head was spinning. She kicks in your grip. "Let me go! He's raping her. She. She would never. Never ever!"> let her go> calm the girl, some how (roll 1d100, average of three)
>>34718495>a lecture on the evils of gambling. The Devil comes in many shapes...tonight he used the twin vices of greed and alcohol to weaken typically normal men. It was then he struck!When a devout Christian man raises his hand in anger against his Christian brother, he is no longer following the teachings of Christ, for he has allowed the Devil to play with his heart and mind.
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>34718592>> calm the girl, some how (roll 1d100, average of three)
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>34718592>calm the girl, some how (roll 1d100, average of three)S-singing?
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>34718592>> calm the girl, some how (roll 1d100, average of three)She can sleep in our room with Chiri and we sleep on the floor
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>34718592>calm the girl, some how (roll 1d100, average of three)The alcohol has gone to your head young miss, lets just head back downstairs and let her finish her prayers.
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>34718592> calm the girl, some how (roll 1d100, average of three)''hush girl you know little of the evenings events''
Average rolling, average rolling everywhere.>>34718608Dodged a bullet on this one.
>>34718592"Oh god," Adelheid's prayer seemed more joyful this time, though not as articulate.Based Solomon>>34718603>>34718605>>3471860755 Avg, not bad.
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>34718605
>>34718592> calm the girl, some how (roll 1d100, average of three)oh god, the plot thickens.
>>34718638Your die is late.>>34718646She's growing.
You carry her aside. You carry her aside and settle her down, away toward your room.It's alright," you say, "It's not what you think. You've been drinking. Have you ever been drunk before?"She shook her head."Yeah, that's what your feeling. It can be scary sometimes. And you hear things, but you hear them differently, yeah?""Uh," a hint of doubt was covering her face. The soft light lit her freckles, just a light dusting."And I killed that guy who was threatening you. He was going to hurt you really bad. That's got you mixed up double," you say.You remember vividly how quick you'd moved, to draw your sword and kill the man. Her lip was quivering and she leaned against your chest."I'm sorry," she sobbed, "I don't know what I'm doing. I'm stupid, so stupid.""Hey now," you take her cheeks in your hand. A tear ran across your thumb as she croaked out a sob. It was wicked that she should look so pretty while crying.> kiss her> keep talking to her (roll 1d100, average of three)
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>34718696> keep talking to her (roll 1d100, average of three)we are not taking advantage of her like this.
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>34718696>keep talking to her
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>34718696
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>34718696> keep talking to her (roll 1d100, average of three)
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>34718696> keep talking to her (roll 1d100, average of three)Jesus, guide my dice and save me from this temptation.
>>34718710>keep talking to herPls god count this
>>34718696the dice gods will probably punish her later for not trying to bed her, but my heart says we chose right. >keep talking to her
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>34718696>Keep talkingDon't want her to hate us forever right?
>This whole threadI love it
>>34718798>Crusader quest.gifwe should really have a collage like TKQ
You wipe away her tears."You aren't stupid," you say, "Just a little messed up from all the excitement." She grabbed the front of your tunic and held herself against you."I'm an awful sinner," she said, "Awful.""No worse than any of us. A bit of gambling and drinking isn't-""I've been lying to you since we met," she said, eyes very wide and nervous. Her tears were subsiding, but her face was still fearful. "We've been using you. I've been using you."She buried her head in your chest. "I'm sorry, I'm so sorry."Her head was done and her hands trembling against you."My name is not Judith," she said, "That is my father's grandmother's name. My name is Ioveta."She looks up, looks you in the eye. "Those weren't just bandits that attacked us, they've been chasing me for weeks now, half way across the kingdom."What?"My name is Ioveta," she said, "My father was Baldwin. My sister is Melisende.""My name is Ioveta Rethel. And I am a princess of Jerusalem."---Part 6 over.
>>34718824>"My name is Ioveta," she said, "My father was Baldwin. My sister is Melisende."WHATATWIST!.png
>>34718824OHHHHHH BOY. QnA? next planned session?
>>34718824>"My name is Ioveta Rethel. And I am a princess of Jerusalem."
>>34718824HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Political asset.
>>34718824Hello further wife!
>>34718824Q&A please! Evaluation of decisions? Any stat ups besides the two intelligence points? Did you expect things to escalate like this?
>>34718857future. gha. i cant spell
>>34718824>Ioveta, Princess of Jerusalem and Benedictine novice. 14 years old. (Last born of the warrior-king)Get hype for Princessb owl?
+2 leadership, +1 war, +1 charisma.Y'all could have done better towards the end. Tackling the guy would have kept things fun instead of her getting freaked out, and leaving Adelhied be instead of sending Sol up to her room would have stopped that particular kerfuffle from happening.But you did well with the battle. It was possible for Hugo or whoever to die if you'd made too many missteps. You could have handled Adelheid better. She would have been warner to you if you'd stayed out of her argument with Solomon or let her treat the dead man.She actually wanted to keep him alive for questioning, but you couldn't have known that.
>>34718908You gotta appreciate the cool way in which we killed that bandit though!
>>34718917I did, she didn't. That was a little disturbing and directly insulting.
>>34718917seconded, wasn't a part of that decision making process but I damn sure would've stamped my approval.
>>34718908I really enjoyed this session. Next one tomorrow!And how bad an influence are we on this princess?
>>34718908>and leaving Adelhied be instead of sending Sol up to her room would have stopped that particular kerfuffle from happening.But where's the fun in that? Judith/Ioveta still has a high opinion of us though, right?
>>34718908well at least we've attained some manner of political capital.......finally.
>>34718929>And how bad an influence are we on this princess?Pretty bad. OTL Ioveta goes on to become a very holy and well regarded Abbess of virtue. I suppose she still could.Next session is planned for around 6-8 pm PDT, Wednesday. But my week is looking kind of fluid at the moment, so just keep an eye on the /qtg/.
>>34718962>Pretty bad. OTL Ioveta goes on to become a very holy and well regarded Abbess of virtue. I suppose she still could.So what would have happened if we kissed her?
>>34718938>Judith/Ioveta still has a high opinion of us though, right?Yeah, 'cause you didn't try to pull any moves on her. She still has a good opinion of you.
>>34718971>So what would have happened if we kissed her?She would have freaked out a bit more.
>>34718962>Ioveta goes on to become a very holy and well regarded Abbess of virtueIn this universe however she will become Queen of Alexandria and rule together with her husband Wilhelm! God will it!Also this was soo worth waking up at 3AM for
>>34718908Hip Hip for the Squire Hugo!Let's hope that our old helmet and the freshly looted maille are not horrendously too big for the boy. If not, then I'm sure faithful Franz might appreciate the promotion to sergeantry.
>>34718925>I did, she didn't. That was a little disturbing and directly insulting.Serves her right for being a liar. Also what would have happened if we had taken the boat. Pretty sure the "bandits" would had become "pirates" but would anything else have been affected?
>>34718999>Hugo a Bastard son of literally who? becomes King of Jerusalem>Wilhelm the spooniest bard this side of Hindustan becomes king of AlexandriaI CAN DIG IT!
Next morning/the start of next thread is going to be awkward as fuck for all parties involved
>>34719010>Pretty sure the "bandits" would had become "pirates" but would anything else have been affected?I won't say too much because what could have been will probably still have a further effect, but you're wrong about that. There have been a whole lot of criss-crossing plots y'all have managed to dodge. Big, planned for characters you just missed out on meeting (for now) and plot lines that won't be materializing any more.Because remember there is a time line, historical people and their non-historical agents are continuing with everything as you putter about doing other things.
>>34719031nah, just gonna say "judith" fell asleep and we carried her into our bed to sleep with Chiri. We then gambled a little and killed a guy in self defense and then slept on the floor
I just hope this thread archives properly.
>>34719059What about Chiri. Whats her game? She seems to be enjoying this very much. Is she aware that she most likely wont get into a emotional relationship with Wilhelm?
>>34719079her end game is reverse stockholm syndrome
I hope we can prevent Judith/Iorveth from joining a covenant without alienating her. She'd be much more valuable/important as an unmarried princess and potential heir than as a nun. Plus I really enjoyed her character.
>>34719084What would have happened if we let Judy enter the room where Solomon and the nun was doing the deed?