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 9It is the Year of Our Lord, 1134.You are Wilhelm of Koblenz, you have been through a battle that saw a comrade slain and yourself injured. Your last memory had been the sight of the girl Iovetta, followed by a bewildering dream of great blasphemy, with the heat of the sun drumming your feverish head and red wine clouding your wits.Now though you awake to the sound of birds and sunlight through a window, streaming across a proper bed, and the feel of heavy blankets weighing down your body.You blink bleary eyes to see an unfamiliar face, a hunchbacked old man with a scrofulous bulge on his neck and wet pale eyes. He was folding your tunics and doublets, stacking them carefully upon a chest. Surely such a task was for your squire and younger brother Hugo? You saw no sign of your men, your arms, your armour. In fact you recognized nothing about your surroundings at all.The ceiling above was adorned with a vision of the Holy Mother with Christ suckling at her breast, painted in an Eastern style. The look of love for her child was clear, the painter had been quite skilled. That love seemed to extend beyond the child and to all that looked upon the image.> try to get out of bed> ask the man who he is and where you are> ask after your men first and foremost> call for a priest to beg forgiveness for your wicked dream
>>35092688>"Where am I? Where are my men?"
>>35092688>> ask after your men first and foremost> try to get out of bed
>>35092688Call a priest so that you can thank god that this quest is alive and well still. > ask after your men first and foremostthen> ask the man who he is and where you are
>>35092688Were our stats updated from last thread? I could have sworn that we were at mid 60s WAR before our boost, but maybe I'm just crazy.
I really wish you had a twitter so I would know when you start this quest.
"Where are my men?" you ask, "My squire, the womenfolk?" You sit up in the bed, a sudden belt of pain up your arm as you put your weight upon it. Your left arm, your shield arm, must still be fractured.The man looked to you with a smile. He was an ugly creature, with knotted hands that seemed as if they'd been twisted by some malady, but dipped a skillful bow."You are awake sir, the Count will be pleased," he said, "As for your men, they have been given rooms that befit their station. Your squire is not stationed far, shall I fetch him?""Who are you, where is this?" you asked, though his first answer gave you some idea."Jaffa," he said, a place you had guessed, "The castle of Count Hugh, and I am his humble porter Rikard."Count Hugh, the rumoured rebel lord and lover of the queen. Malik's employer."I shall fetch your squire, sir, so that you might be more at peace for a familiar face," Rikard bowed as he retreated from the room. It was a very quiet chamber, you could hear nothing but birdsong. No clatter of servants, no sound of men drilling as you might in other castles. Peaceful, restful.It did not stay that way for long.Hugo burst through the doorway with a cry, soon followed by Chihirizahd. He fell across your lap, happy tears streaming from his face."We feared you would not wake," he said, "All the ride you seemed taken at once by deep sleep then a sudden laughing madness, but you never once awoke. You scared me, sir."Chihirizahd stood with tears in her eyes leaning against the doorway, lips barely parted. She looked quiet, and fearful.> a knight should not fear, Hugo> I feared as well brother
>>35093115Yes, but your previous war stat was boosted by your sword, which was blunted and made useless after the last fight.
>>35093243>> a knight should not fear, HugoUnconvincingly, but say it's good to see him and Chiri again. Ask how the other members of our company are doing.
"Do not fear, Hugo. A knight must be bold and fierce in everything," you said, ruffling his hair, "Fear earns you nothing but misstep and self-doubt."He nodded, arms bunched in your bed sheets."It's good to see you little brother," you said, "And you Chihirizahd. My time is not yet spent." You reached out a hand towards her and she took it in hers, pressed it against her cheek."Master," she said, kissing your palm while small tears spilled down her cheeks.You think on all your other companions. "How are they?" you ask.Hugo grinned. "Sir Solomon is frustrated, he is in the barracks with the soldiers and thinks it an insult. Sir Orlando and Sir Malik have been much with Count Hugh, enjoying fine dinners and entertainment. Franz stays in the tavern, baptised or not Count Hugh distrusts Jews. And Sir Theodore and his girls have been given a place near the chapel. Judith sneaked out to see you once, but the Sister caught her and locked her up." Then Hugo's smile twisted sour. "S-sir Welf is laid out in the chapel. The priest is preparing a burial space. We've only been in Jaffa two days, though it took two more to reach here."Welf, that's right. His remains would need to be seen to. He had fallen defending you. You owed him much.And the reminder of battle turned your mind to the plunder of victory. The spoils should have been good from such a well equipped foe. Saddles and horses both, good maile and spears, swords and helms.> ask after the loot> send for Count Hugh first, the loot could wait
>>35093626>> send for Count Hugh first, the loot could wait
>>35093626> send for Count Hugh first, the loot could wait
>>35093626be sure to get Solomon out of the Barracks, it does not befit his station.
>>35093781Yep don't forget.
"Hugo, send for the Count," you said, pushing the boy aside as you rose. Both he and your slave moved to help you, though your strength was quick to return without their support. "I must speak with the man, and thank him for his hospitality. Chihirizahd, help me dress so as to be presentable."Hugo was off like a bolt, while Chihirizahd assisted you out of your sweat stained small clothes. She brought out a clean seat of clothes from the neat pile the porter had made, helped you into hose, then doublet, and over that a good silk tunic. She smoothed the folds across your shoulders, and across your hips.And while you were alone she took a moment to reach up on tip toes and kissed you on the chin."You look good," she said, "Strong."You adjusted your belt, and waited. And waited.It took another half hour before a man came through your door, by which time Chihirizahd had retired by the window to look out to the grounds beneath.Hugo announced Count Hugh. He was an average looking man, perhaps a bit broader in the shoulder than most. He had a broad, boyish face covered in brown stubble, thick curly brown hair that made a blaze around that face.He came over to you quick, hand outstretched, a smile on his face."Well met Sir Wilhelm, your companions have told me much about you," he takes you at the wrist, a strong martial grip, "And you have my thanks for assisting my men in battle, at no small cost to your own forces. Your man rests in my private chapel, and we've a space for him being readied."> no thanks is necessary> I'm sure you can think of an adequate compensation
>>35093937> no thanks is necessaryJust doing what a faithful Christian would.
>>35094152This, but try to slip in getting Solomon out of the barracks.
>>35093937> no thanks is necessarysorry I was just making dinner
>>35093937>No thanks is necessary
>>35093937was somewhat hoping for a writefag to step in, I guess no thanks are necessary, but we should ask to get Solomon out of the barracks and if he knows a good ransom broker.
"No thanks for Christian duty," you say, returning the strong grip. Hugh grins larger at that, and pats your shoulder. "Though I would say there is one thing you can do. Move my men into better lodging. Private chambers nearby, or whatever else you think suitable.""Consider it done," Hugh drew you by the shoulder, "Now if you have the strength I'd like your company. You caught me at a most interesting juncture, a meeting of minds discussing the concerns of the realm. Your friend Orlando already seems a ready mind, but says he'll speak no further until you have been drawn in.""I have strength enough," you said. You certainly felt in good health. "But what is my word on this?"Hugh laughed. "You are not a complete unknown, sir. Some of us have heard of your actions north of Sidon, and now your aid here has just cemented what some have already heard. A true Christian knight has come from Germany, making a course of cleaning filth from our roads."You are not sure if its all that. Most of your actions had been incidental to other things.He leads you through the castle, you could not in good conscious refuse him. He urges you on to his private chambers while saying little.But its in his chambers you see Orlando seated with five other men.Count Hugh introduces them all one in turn. "Count Pons and his son Raymond, of Tripoli." Pons was a straight backed knightly man, hair cut in the French fashion, long limbed and like a heron in his manner. His son was broader, with heavy eyebrows that gave him a wilder cast, but was otherwise the image of his father."My Constable Barisan and Lord Baldwin of Ramla." The two men bowed. Baldwin was a fair man, blond haired but orange bearded, with a jowl heavy face. Balian was darker, near native in his character, and he dressed for battle in maille with sword at hip. "And you have met Lord Gerard of Sidon." The owl faced lord smiled at you, his eyes still as cold as you remembered.(cont.)
>>35094581Orlando seemed discomforted to be sitting across from his cousin, shifting in his seat, but he had a smile and nod for you as a seat was offered.Count Hugh took up at the head of the collection of nobles. He was the youngest of the landed lords, and had a dynamic energy that they lacked. His eyes crackled as they swept over the gathering. This was the start of something, or perhaps the end of a beginning, and you felt a discomfort under your collar."My lords, Sir Wilhelm, who has done good service for me and Lord Gerard as well. Welcome to this conclave."> take a seat and be silent> and what, pray tell, is the point of this meeting?
>>35094652> and what, pray tell, is the point of this meeting?
>>35094652> take a seat and be silentI'm sure we'll know what they are doing here in due time, and sitting at a table does not equate to signing a contract.
>>35094652> and what, pray tell, is the point of this meeting?aww hell we're in the den of lions right now
>>35094652> take a seat and be silent
>>35094838we are not in battle, it looks like we are being drawn into a bit of intrigue so put your thinking cap on.
>>35094838Anon please it works on dice rolls so dont abuse it.
>>35094793changing to > take a seat and be silent
>>35094838It's spelled VULT you idiot.
>>35094652>> and what, pray tell, is the point of this meeting?
Historical fiction TKQ one shot when? > take a seat and be silentwe crusader Lu bu now
>>35095073Lei bei* fuck I need coffee
"And what is the purpose of this meeting?" you could hazard a guess, but you disliked being drawn in with no explanation. You keep your eyes on Count Hugh, your question directed at him.He seems surprised by your question. "To discuss the king," he said, "And the insults he has visited upon the queen and the native lords of Jerusalem.""The true heir of Baldwin," Count Pons said with a smack of his hand on the arm of his chair, "King Baldwin never meant for Fulk to reign supreme. Melisende was always intended to succeed him, with Fulk only a consort."Lord Gerard nodded, but at the same time seemed unconvinced. "Tis true the king intended such, many of us were there at her coronation and at his death bed besides, but it matters little when Fulk has the Angevin support, with the French crown besides."Hugh struck hard on his chair. "It matters," he barked, "It is the law, and it is the will of my king!"All assembled passed a frown from one to the other. Hugh marshaled himself. "And even if his attitude to the queen weren't disgrace enough, he interfers in the High Court, and appoints foreigners to local posts.""True, true," Lord Gerard nodded with much more sympathy."He plots against her sisters also," Count Pons said, "Why he means to force Princess Alice into a match, and her tender daughter Constance besides. To yet another foreign born Frank. I'll not allow that unchallenged."Barisan spoke next, toward you. "He has leveled many insults, many unintended, and tempers run hot as a result."> stay silent and let the lords talk> offer your own opinion of the king (negative or positive)> ask just what they plan to do
>>35095110>> stay silent and let the lords talk
>>35095110> stay silent and let the lords talksee where they intend to go with this...
>>35095110Could you speak simpler greek lords?
>>35095110> stay silent and let the lords talkwe fucking Liu bei now we dont have the '' right'' to be here
>>35095110>Stay silent and let the lords talk
>>35095110>> stay silent and let the lords talkSummon Hugo over and tell him to bring ''Judith'' posthaste
>>35095110> stay silent and let the lords talk
>>35095306Nah, we can just tell "Judith" later, and I don't like the idea of that nun getting suspicious.
You keep your mouth shut. These were men of power and station, you were but a landless knight with some small company."King Fulk has the backing of France and Anjou, perhaps the English besides, while we are but two counts and a lord," Gerard said, "I would love nothing more than to rid Jerusalem of this noxious pest, but we must proceed with caution. He has friends both here and there, while we cannot say how many would support our cause.""I sent out envoys," Hugh said, leaning back in his chair, "To every lord not deep in Fulk's pocket. Some have answered while others remain silent, but only you came. They fear him.""They should, he's a fearsome man," Gerard replied."It was not an accident that saw King Baldwin reach out to him of all people," Pons spoke, "He is a warrior, as true as our king.""A good warrior," Baldwin of Ramla murmured.Hugh's mood turned black, he was not getting the reception he had hoped and he looked near to sulk, and his darkened gaze drops on you. "Tell me Sir Wilhelm, what is your view. New to our country as you are, what do you think of our king's administration?"> be positive of the king> be negative> try a balanced answer
>>35095512> try a balanced answerWe know almost nothing of the king. Except that he is not worthy of the title.
>>35095512> try a balanced answer''tell me my lords how many men can you muster? & how many could King Fulk?''
>>35095512Negative, lets try to sow discord
>>35095512Be balanced in our review, mention the merits and the cons for which he rules by, from what I understand he's been lax on dealing with bandits running amuck yes?
>>35095568Aye, the gates to the country has been wide open for bandits and raids alike
>>35095512> be negativeBandits roam the land, and the police accept bribes. Violence can be found in every alleyway, as well as dens of sinfulness. A stronger administration must be put in place, hopefully one that has the backing of nearby people and not backing from nations several seas away.
>>35095568>>35095584certainly due to his Leniency with Bandit lords and their ilk, though there are those among us who are little better *Pointed look at Gerard* and that has no doubt been a poor effect on the peasantryask the lords what levies & forces they can marshal> try a balanced answer
Hey, if we can't beat this King Fulk in battle, we could employ an assassin?
we should say that we have not yet met the King so we can not speak badly about his character, but we do know that his lands are amok with bandits, thieves and raiders.
>>35095512>Try for a balanced answerBandits and such aside, the cities themselves seem to be doing alright. Can't be that bad.
>>35095512'Few kings are worthy of the title. This man seems to be no exception. Who would you see on the throne instead? How can we get them there?'
>>35095512we are in company with people who have a very negative opinion of the King while we should give them a balanced answer we should lean towards their side of the argument while in their presence.
>>35095673Hugh is out because it would only be seen as a power grab, the second sister we know little of but seeing as she is married may very well end up in the same situation.that only leaves a certain golden haired girl we have been traveling with.......
>>35095698Dont want to appear as a brown-noser. Besides present company has been less than stellar in up holding the peace like our dear lord of sidon
Urge caution, Wining a civil war with a King that has strong foreign support is hard enough was it is, and lets not forget we are sitting in the holy lands, Christians fighting Christians might give the Muslims funny ideas...And even if we win, we will piss of the franks and maybe the English in this, support which the Kingdom of Jerusalem needs. Unless we get support from both the "Roman" empires(both unlikley).
with all the extra money we get from our ransom and loot, we should get more men under our employ, at least 15 footman and some archers or crossbowmen for support.
>>35095811we have yet to Ransom our prisoner but yes acquiring some men should be on our to do list.
You had seen little laudable of King Fulk so far, but then you were new to this land. You thought it a mistake to either praise or condemn him wholly, so worded your reply with some caution."King Fulk is not a man I know well, and would be remiss to condemn wholly on other's words," you begin, "But in my time here I have been beset by brigands and raiders on all roads. The security of this realm is lax.""He levels most of his forces in Oultrejordan or in Galilee," Barisan said."Still, he keeps his lords in line. Is that not the sign of a strong king? That you do not war among yourself, as the princes of Germany and France do. That speaks of some merit.""Tyranny," Hugh spat."But I ask you this, what numbers can each of you levy? How many knights and men-at-arms can you raise to match him in the field?"The lords all exchange weary looks. "I can muster twenty knights," Lord Gerard said, "And some six hundred soldiers with them." Not a scornful number."And I can call sixty knights, and near a thousand soldiers, perhaps more," Hugh added."Tripoli can muster a thousand or so troops as well, and eighty knights in all," Count Pons said with some pride.(cont.)
we should mention the letter ladu lucca gave us and see if anyone here has people who could forge/reforge the seal if we were to break it.
>>35095888"Near three thousand in all," Sir Barisan said, "But the king can muster ten from all his landings and supporters, and a hundred odd knights besides. That is not counting whatever foreign mercenaries he might call to his side, or deals made with Frank kings. And his wealth is more than all us together in Acre alone. Supplies and coin.""We could not win an open war," Lord Baldwin said, tapping the chair arm."Not as it stands, no," Hugh said, "But I think there are many who would rise with us if blades were barred. Those sheepish to make a stand now only affect such to keep the peace, and will find a lion's heart when someone stands up to the man." "The Prince of Galilee loves Melisende dearly, and Antioch besides is held by her sister, their numbers with ours would level the field considerably."Pons waggled a finger. "Be not so sure of Antioch. Alice is much in my confidence, and her position is weak. The Patriarch of Antioch colludes with the king, against her and her daughter.""Then the Romans, Alexios or John would come!" Hugh slammed his fist."A Komnenos? Better inviting a snake. He would demand Antioch, even if he would deliver victory," Pons said with equal fervor."The Muslims then, I would cut a deal with al-Hafiz if I had to!"With this they all recoiled. Oh it looked as if Hugh had lost them entire."Your hatred of the king goes too far Hugh," Pons' son spoke for the first time, his beard a bristle, "To speak of making a compact with the Saracens of Egypt. You dare suggest such? Why not call on Zengi of Aleppo besides and making it a true deal with the devil?"> let this conspiracy slip away> rally the lords to Hugh's cause (roll 1d100, best of three)
>>35096108> rally the lords to Hugh's cause (roll 1d100, best of three)We don't need no Muslims.
In my opinion it would not be wise to engage in rebellion against King Fulk, especially after we have spent so much time courting his daughterwe also have several contracts to complete and we should do so before engaging in any intrigue that might fuck with said contracts
Ask if we could rally more support with a different claimant. Like, say, a princess.
>>35096108>let this conspiracy slip awayLet's not get involved with a waiting disaster.
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>35096108>> rally the lords to Hugh's cause (roll 1d100, best of three)DEUS VULT!''My lords do not lose heart though you lack the numbers there are a number of ways in which the day may be won''
>>35096108Question before we vote, does rallying the lord to Huges mean we invite muslims to the party? I feel like this would be a rather bad idea
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>35096108I say encourage patience
>>35096108> let this conspiracy slip away
>>35096183loveta isn't his daughter she's the daughter of Baldwin the prior king of Jerusalem.
>>35096199No, it doesn't mean you support that plan of action, only that you keep the conversation going and on point.
> let this conspiracy slip awayHugh's plans are foolhardy.
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>35096108> rally the lords to Hugh's cause (roll 1d100, best of three)
>>35096108> let this conspiracy slip awayThis conspiracy is beyond hopeless
Rolled 67 (1d100)Deus vault
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>35096108rallyAre we rolling high or low?
Keeping this conversation going is the least we can do for the Count.
>>35096210still even then engaging in rebellion like this against such superior force is stupid, especially with the Egyptians openly raiding and biding their time for something like this to happen
>>35096262and he always takes the first three rolls, looks like we are not convincing anyone even if we wanted to keep the conversation going.
>>35096302yes which is why we promote the idea of a more subtle rebellion through the court & not martial arms
We are still much to new to this land to start engaging in intrigue like this, we should bide our time, gather more fame, wealth and men before doing anything foolhardy like this.
>>35096351Keeping the conversation going is good though.
>>35096338>promote the idea of a more subtle rebellion through the court & notWhich will still have a good change of bring us to the martials arms part of the rebellion if this whole subtle thing goes south.Yes, I'm looking at you \tg\ dice...
>>35096403anon what we need is time to win friends in court & abroad this method will give it to us that & half decent rolls anyway
>>35096108Need to be subtle. No need for us to kill eachother if the muslims comes knocking right after and takes everything
You do not know quite what to say, but you know it would be poor return to say nothing in support of Hugh."Not all wars are won on the battlefield," you say. It's such a simple statement that it draws all attention to you. "Speak of numbers alone, and you get an answer of pure arithmetic. But that's not all there is when it comes to measuring fate. There is the will of God, to which no numbers can ever compete." You point to the cross on Lord Gerard's chest. "Fulk does nothing while heathens rampage across his kingdom. You say he gathers men at the frontiers, what matters the frontier if the heartland is imperiled? I say do not strike him with a naked blade, but strike him with words, and with deeds. Take up the defense of the Holy Land, and do it in the name of the Queen you claim to love. Fight the brigands and raiders where they appear, and use every victory to scorn the king. Take your grievances to the High Court and air them before all the nobles of the realm so that they can see and know how he acts."Count Pons was nodding while Count Hugh grinned, the others visibly stirred by your words."I have begun such already," Hugh said."So keep at it!" you say, "Keep at it until all the land loves you and hates Fulk. And only then should you muster your numbers, and reap your fortune.""Yes," Raymond said, "Yes! I like that. It is knightly, it is valiant. No skulking in shadows!" He cuffed his father and grinned at you."Patience is our watchword," Gerard said, "Patience and outward displays of virtue. None must question our character, lest it all fall apart as a sham.""Deeds, deeds, not words!" Count Hugh was laughing, "Of course, yes, you are right Sir Wilhelm. I thank you for your level council."But Sir Barisan and Lord Baldwin exchanged a look that did not seem pleased.The lords talked for some time on that, thoughts of open rebellion gone from their mind, plans drawn for more cunning ploys.(cont.)
>>35096506>But Sir Barisan and Lord Baldwin exchanged a look that did not seem pleased.Warmongers are avarice fellows me thinks
>>35096506Hope that means sir Blaise raids will stop
>>35096506Lord Gerard soon speaks. "We should make some covenant now, to support each other in this task. An oath," he takes off his cross, "To serve in the defence of the realm as servants of Queen Melisende, true sovereign of Jerusalem, to eventually see her power restored on the throne in full, though it may take years.""I swear it, I'm the queen's man," Hugh said readily. Oaths are made from each man until it comes to you. The cross held out in Gerard's hand.> take the oath> defer, it is not your place as a foreigner
>>35096574>> take the oathAll or nothing now
>>35096574>> defer, it is not your place as a foreignerEmphasis that we have NO right or PLACE as a foreigner to take such a place in such a covenant
>>35096574> take the oathWe put out the idea, we have to take the oath.
>>35096602Especially as we are unlanded. The others have oaths that tie them to the land and to their people; we're essentially a soldier of fortune.
>>35096574>"Though I am a foreigner, I too would like to help stabilize this land and bring it under more capable rule.">Take an oath.
>>35096574> defer, it is not your place as a foreigner"How could a man without land, army, title or connections be worthy of taking this covenant with such esteemed lords such as yourselves?"
Hopefully we can maybe trade the sultans cousin for some land to either his cousin or the king
>>35096630>>35096602This, we're really not worthy of it.
>>35096630This jesus the Liu bei is strong with Willhelm
>>35096630This is goodIf they reply favorably, then we will take the oath
>>35096587changing my vote to>>35096630
>>35096574> defer, it is not your place as a foreigner
>>35096630This, lets see their response before making any oaths
>>35096574Defer, we are not rightfulWe will do justice nonetheless
>>35096602>>35096626>>35096630>>35096652"I am a man without lands or name, a stranger in a strange land. My knighthood and fealty are sworn to a foreign prince. I am unworthy to take such an oath, and unfit to call the Queen my suzerain."Nonetheless, your cause is just. You may rely upon me in all matters that advance the good of the people of the Holy Land, and of Christendom."
>>35096630Seconding this. We'd simply be called a foreign mercenary by our political enemies.
>>35096715Fuck no, that's ruining the entire spirit of the original post.
>>35096724They would most likely claim that it is a ploy by the Kaiser or some shit like that
>>35096574Changing >>35096628To>defer, it is not your place as a foreigner
You look at the cross and the expectant lords. What to say, to be brought into such company?You choose your words with care."I am not a man of station," you begin, "My people are landless knights sworn to the Arch-Bishop of Trier. I came to this land with only two boon companions. I have no great resource, no armies to martial should the war drum sound. I lead only a ragged band of wanderers and miscreants. It is not just or right that I should be included in such a covenant, for a queen that is not my own.""You will find young man," Sir Pons said, "That Jerusalem is a land where fortune turns on the breeze. You are landless now but having heard you speak...no, I do not think you will be landless forever.""Many of our ancestors were land poor men when first they came upon the Holy Land," Gerard said, "They came here and took what they could, and built a kingdom unlike any other in the world.""Jerusalem's fate rests on adventurers such as you," Hugh said with a nod, "In the face of all the heathens and Romans, we need young, brave men to come and swell our ranks. And we need reward for such service. You will get your due in time, as our forefathers did. At sword tip and with god's favour."They all seemed in support of you, though Orlando's smile is stretched painfully, and Lord Baldwin hides a glower that you only just notice.> take the oath> for the last time refuse
>>35096738How so? The whole idea is to turn them down using our status as an excuse, while at the same time appearing to support them in principle, and therefore open up the possibility of working for them and enriching ourselves in the process.
>>35096886> take the oath
>>35096886>> take the oath
>>35096886>>for the last time, refuse"Until such time as I have merited such a reward through service, I shall rely on His providence. When I bear my own banner, you shall see it beside yours on the field of honour; until then, I must remain my own man, swearing to you only friendship, and not service. God wills it."
>>35096886"In that case, so as not to insult those who have claimed land already, I would like to decline this offer, until the breeze has granted me fortune, until this land of opportunity has granted me it's fruit, so that my reward will be just and fair."
>>35096886Take the oath. Now we look humble and not too eager for conspiracy.
>>35096886> take the oathAt this point not taking the oath would be grave mistake, atleast we gain some noble supporters if shit ever hits the fan.
>>35096948>>35096949Something like this
>>35096886welp looks like they won't let us deflect by claiming not to be worthy enough, nothing we can do but take the oath at this point.
>>35096886> take the oathBetter to gain definite allies now and possible enemies later, than the other way around.
>>35096886>For the last time refuseI think we should trust Orlando's judgement that this is a bad idea, and we don't want to get on the bad side of any of the nobles. Refusing despite their insistence will not get them to go after us
>>35096886> for the last time refuse
I'm>>35096948changing my vote to Yes, because >>35096962>>35096988>>35096993all have good points.We're already carrying a letter for the queen. We're already a party to some kind of conspiracy. We might as well stake a place at the big boys' table while we're at it. God help us.
>>35096988pretty much, atleast Hugh will be grateful to us for what we did.
>>35096886> for the last time refuseDon't bind ourselves down like this, we may be getting into a gilded carriage to fortune, but that can easily become a gilded coffin.
>>35096999Our word is as constant as the Northern Star. When we prove ourselves worthy, then it is time for oaths.
>>35096886>>take the oath
>>35097045You do understand we are currently delivering a letter to the queen aswell and they most likely will take it as a grave insult.Our side is already picked
"Your words humble me," you say, taking the cross, "I so swear upon the cross, in the name of Christ and the Mother Mary, that I shall stand for Queen Melisende, to see her returned to her rightful station. To stand in defense of the realm against all threats. This I swear."You give the cross back to Gerard. The lords look pleased, and when you are done they all stand."Well, that is our matter settled, caution and patience sirs," Count Pons said with a smile."Come for dinner in the hall around the sixth hour," Hugh said, "Let us have small celebration of our common cause."But as you left you noted Orlando's face was very sour, and he steered away from your path once you left the room.> you have time left to keep the company of a companion, nominate
>>35096886look I don't know what to vote for but I'm certain we must take the reigns of this covenant if we do take the oath.and unfortunately that means putting our ambition for Alexandria & a pro loveta faction on hold for the moment.
>>35096886>For the last time, refuse
>>35097084Orlando.Lets talk some sense into him
>>35097084>Talk to Orlando
>>35097084Chase down Orlando. We can't afford for him to drift off into the orbit of others, especially if he holds information that can torpedo our ambitions.
>>35097084Orlando we need to know what he thinks
Orlando, you did not like the way he reacted. You followed him a step."Orlando," you say, and he stops and turns, forcing a smile, "Come, tell me what troubles you?"He mouthed something and fiddled with the toggle on his vestment. "Ah, ah, yes Sir Wilhelm," he said it softly, "What troubles me? I was not there in that room. My oath was quickly given and soon forgotten. Their eyes on you, my friend. Their ears were pricked by your words. And well spoken they were. You always speak so well, that all are ready to listen. My cousin, my cousin," he looked off through the window, "You said you would help me against him, to claim back my stolen land. Ah, but now its that you and he are comrades sworn to one another's defense. My land is gone now with that, my hopes my dreams."He curled his scarred lip and struck the wall with a fist. "What matters it all now? As Count Pons said, gone in a breeze."He began to slink away, head low. A slick of blood stuck to the wall where his fist had landed.> try to cheer the man (roll 1d100, average of three)> let him go to nurse his pride
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>35097270>> try to cheer the man (roll 1d100, average of three)"Orlando. You are my friend and i remember my friends, i will get your land back or something far better. Just have a bit of faith in me"
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>35097270> try to cheer the man (roll 1d100, average of three)ahh the poor bugger''Orlando though I & your cousin are brothers of a covenant what was done to you was unjust and I will seek to correct the error your cousin has done to the extent I can do within the court & the kings law''DEUS VULT!
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>35097270Here we go
Ioveta is sister to Melisende right?
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>35097270>Try to cheer the man (roll 1d100, average of three)We are in this together. We must both help the Queen, and carve out a piece of this land in the ensuing conflict.
>>35097303>9Sometimes its better if its out of 3Hopefully our word can boost it
>>35097302>>35097303>>35097317Crap, lets hope our CHA is enough to carry us
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>35097302>>35097303>>35097317Jesus people, it's like you haven't sacrificed your virgins this evening.
You run to catch up with him. "You are my friend Orlando," you said. He stopped to look at you. "You are my friend, and that means something. I have made a covenant with these men, but you and I have shed blood together. That is a covenant of itself.""Yes, I suppose," he replied.You grab him by the shoulder. "You will not be lost or forgotten in all this. By the blood of our covenant, nothing changes between us."Orlando gives great heave. "Your words again," he pushes your hand aside, "I-I do not doubt you are sincere, please just give me time to think on it."You look at his crestfallen expression and see a deep sorrow there. "Aye," you say, "Time enough, but we ride together."He nodded slight. "Yes, we ride together."And he went off, not looking back.> nominate one last companion to visit this afternoon
>>35097402> nominate one last companion to visit this afternoonLets say goodbye to Welf
>>35097402>Go see Iovetta
>>35097402Welf promise to bury him in Jerusalem;.;
>>35097402Instead of advancing Social Links (more heart-to-heart talks), let's look in on Solomon and Franz. Both are minorities (I had no idea Franz was a Jew!) who've been somewhat discriminated-against; we need to make sure they're being treated right as per our agreement with Hugh, and let them know we care.
>>35097402Welf. We owe it to him to apologize, even if he cannot hear us. Say goodbye to a friend before we send him to the Father.
>>35097446>I had no idea Franz was a Jew!READ THE FUCKING PASTEBIN
>>35097402WelfI hope he find his way home
>>35097402Welt and the local Chaplin attending his body. We need to say goodbye and our soul needs nourishment.
>>35097402>>35097270>I'm totally not gonna keep using the shitty averaging system which has been proven to fuck us over continually 100% of the time!Just. Fucking stop.
>>35097462Jesus, Chihirizahd's 16? Given that she'd been married before, and a slave for long enough to have picked up some bed tricks, I was expecting her to be slightly older than we are, at least. Maybe 18-20.
>>35097402Pay our respects to Welf and show him gratitude for giving his life for ours.
>>35097524she is pretty much a genius
>>35097524She'd have been married at 12, you know?
>>35097524you do know that child marriage was a thing right? especially from central asia where she's from.>>35097547when the fuck are we going to capitalise on that?
>>35097565>when the fuck are we going to capitalise on that?We have been, with our DICK.
>>35097582nigga you know what I mean
>>35097627Come on man, her blowjobs have to be god-tierBecause she's a filthy pagan, that's why.
>>35097548>>35097565I knew child brides were a thing, but I'm pretty sure you don't go from being a raped-silly loli to some kind of bedroom champion. Although, yeah, >>35097547
>>35097676Women were pretty mature back in childhood those days, you grew up or you didn't eat, sleep or enjoy your days without getting beaten up.
Your feet find you over to the chapel. And you find Welf, his face and long body covered in a shroud, almost as if he were on display. Candles had been lit, and little tokens left by his feet.Strange, silent Welf. Who had stood resolutely between you and death, fighting like mad. What had you truly done to earn such loyalty? You laid a hand by his shoulder."I'm sorry," you said, "If my horse had not bucked, had I been a better rider, or warrior. Had I....done better." Your hand brushes the veil that hides his face. It did not seem the face you knew, such injuries had warped its landscape into an unnatural range of hills and valleys. A smell had begun to rise from the corpse, the rot quickened by the heat of the land."I would bury you in Jerusalem," you said, "In a quiet place."The corpse did not reply. Welf was gone now, he was with Christ. This was just his clay vessel, awaiting his return for the Resurrection."Until we meet again brother," you said, kissing the brow of your dead comrade.You leave and you meet the priest. A skinny young man with rotten teeth."I'd like to move him," you said, "Take him to Jerusalem."The priest looked you over. "I can't say that is wise," he said, "The vessel was much damaged, and the rot will have it falling apart faster 'en it might otherwise." Then he really considered you. "But, uh, yes we can ready the remains for transportation."You bow your head and the priest gives you a small blessing, sending you on your way.You return to your chamber to find Chihirizahd. She was wearing the dress you'd been given weeks ago by Sir Blaise, considering herself in a mirror of burnished metal. It made her form look dappled, but your eyes saw she was lovely in that French style dress.When she saw you she froze, and backed away with mouth agape."Forgive me master," she fell onto her knees, "I should not have."> keep it, it looks good on you> take it off at once!
>>35097782> keep it, it looks good on you
>>35097782> keep it, it looks good on you"However you might have to give it up to its old owner at some point"She is not the least bit curious why we are running around with a dress?
>>35097782>Keep it, it looks good on youBut never go through my shit again, or I swear on the Virgin Mary
>>35097782"What did I say about searching through other people's property, and taking what isn't yours?""I have no use for it, however it does not befit your station, you may keep it, but do not wear it in company."
> Yes, Chihirizahd was a child bride, this is/was disturbingly common among Kurdish tribes up until very recently, as well as many other groups from the region. She was probably married off around six years of age, taken into captivity at about age seven or eight. Earlier when she commented on your prowess after your first night with her that was partly said just to boost your ego, though not entirely a lie.> I can give you a disturbing anecdote about the Mongols and child brides if you want, but I'd rather not.> life was pretty horrific for girls back then
>>35097782>> keep it, it looks good on youbut do not be so quick to assume you have the right to go through others belonging especially with your..........faith.
>>35097782Bang her while she wears the dress, but emphasise that she's only playing a part. She'll never be a Frankish lady, and she shouldn't aspire to it. Even in play.
>>35097842Seconding that, we can't be too nice to a Pagan slave
>>35097782suddenly her swift change of masters makes a lot more sense.
>>35097842This seems like the best compromise, I think.
>>35097842This expresses the right points, supporting.
>>35097944>>35097936>>35097892I still think we should take it back once we're done banging her. I assume banging Chihirizahd is going to be a ritual we go through every thread.
"You're right, you shouldn't have," for a very start it was a crime for a peasant to dress as a noble. Chihirizahd hadn't even the luxury of being a peasant. You felt a flash of anger at her presumption, but you could not be entirely angry. It did look good on her, very good. "I've warned you before about going through other's belongings.""If it takes your fancy, keep it. But beware who sees you in such things, or you will get into trouble," you said, drawing her off her knees, "Riffle through my things without my permission again however, and I will punish you."She flashed you a grin, batted her eyes. "And how will you punish me?"Your grip on her turns hard. "This is no jest Chihirizahd." Her smile flounders and she bows again."Forgive me, master," she said, kissing your boot.> the dinner is almost upon you, nominate a companion to take as a guest
>>35097961We really need a estate of some kind to keep her. Because she is gonna end up with a lot of bastards if this keeps up
>>35097989Our trueborn son is going to be able to lead an army of Hugos.
>>35098019Dont we risk having her found out ?>>35097985I'd say Solomon or Hugo
>>35097985Judith I guess
>>35097985Solomon. Let's have him take the measure of our company. While I know everyone wants to make time with Iovetta at every opportunity, I think it's going to be really weird for us to be dragging a 14 year old pre-novitiate nun to a dinner full of fancy folk.
>>35098028WAIT unless any of these lords could recognize her I will change my vote to Soloman
>>35098046Solomon wouldn't be well received, we should bring Orlando
>>35097985Solomon ''Judith'' is our Ace in the hole for when the time is ripe to depose of certain queens
>>35098061>Solomon wouldn't be well received, we should bring OrlandoThink he is already invited
>>35098071You're correct, he is.
>>35097985Is Orlando already invited? If he is lets bring Solomon.
>>35098079>>35098049Well I'll go with Hugo then.
>>35098061>>Solomon wouldn't be well receivedI wouldn't be so sure. Hugh at least seems quite tolerant. Isn't he the one who hired Malik?
>>35097985Take our Harp!
>>35098155Doubt we can play, our arm is still fucked
You drum up Hugo."Sir?" he asked."Fetch Solomon, we've a dinner to attend," you said."Yes sir," Hugo bowed smartly and withdrew. Hugo's birthday was in two days.Solomon was soon brought to you and he laughed. "Good to see you on your feet!" he said, taking you into a hug. He looks over your shoulder at Chihirizahd and whistles. "Dog!" he said with a broad grin, "You invite me when you have such a fine woman to display? Ah, should I be flattered or worry for your wits." He was dressed smartly for the occasion, in Frankish dress that fit him well.He took you 'round the shoulder. "Let us enjoy the night," and together you went to the feast hall.It was set up for the nobles to sit at the edge on a long table, with long tables set up in columns to seat the soldiers and favoured servants. Men of Sidon and Tripoli sat with men of Jaffa, as well as Malik's Syrians. You saw that Malik was at the high table with the nobles, speaking with Count Pons. Orlando sat with Raymond of Tripoli.Hugh gestured for you to sit with him. He had Lord Ramla and Sir Barisan on his right side, but had seats on his left reserved for you.> sit with Count Hugh> sit with Malik and Pons> sit with Orlando and Raymond> sit with Lord Gerard> with among the soldiers
>>35098246>> sit with Count HughDont offend the host
>>35098246>>Hugo's birthday was in two daysTime to spend some pfennigs. I suggest we get him a shield or some armour, or something else that improves his survivability. A helmet or something.
>>35098246> sit with Count HughHe wants us to, so I don't see why not
>>35098279We already got a spare Nasal Helmet and mail
>>35098246> sit with Count HughHe does us an honour by savings us a seat next to him, let's not offend him.
>>35098279while we are out and about i also suggest ransoming Mehmed and getting more men, some footmen and archers/crossbowmen would be a great help.
>>35098246>> sit with Count Hugh
>>35098288Lines are already being drawn within the covenant that much is clear> sit with Count Hughhe is our Host but make ourselves humble.during the meal we should be quiet & observant of the other lords and figure out how the interact with each other.
>>35098360id prefer crossbows
>>35098360and if we are going to Jerusalem I also suggest only employing Christians, otherwise they are going to have a hard time getting access to the city.
>>35098417Are they useful in small numbers? I was under the impression that you needed massed numbers. Given that we're almost always on the road, mounted archers might be more useful.
>>35097402Poor Orlando we must be everything he wish he could be
>>35098514He's like a slightly less wussy version of Alaric. Except we haven't drilled his fiancée. YET.
The master of the castle did you a great honour by seating you beside him. YOu took up a placement, with Solomon further to your left. Pork and beef were both provided, as well as fish and rice, dates, apples sweetened in a custard, small pastries stuffed with mince and fruits, plates of dates and many other things. It was a handsome spread, and you ate well."Sir Wilhelm," Hugh struck you on the shoulder, "Tell me, are you quickly off to Jerusalem?""Soon," you say, "By Easter I hope to be there.""Then that gives you a few days to tarry," he said, "You must come hunting with me. I saw that lion helm you wear and had the story from your squire. A valiant deed. We've large cats stalking the herds up yonder. I could use some help in flushing them out."An interesting offer, but the hunting of big predators like that was a dangerous game."I must thank you on another count also," he said over a goblet of wine, "separate from rescuing my men. Those nuns you delivered to safety. Truly, it is good of you to do so." He said in such a way, with an inclination of his head, that you wondered if he knew. "I had heard that Zengi makes a game of capturing pious Christian women, a perverse delight in despoiling them. It's said he himself was fathered from a Christian princess taken in battle and forced into a harem. Rapine must be in his blood if that is true." Perhaps he did not."You simply must, must accept a reward. Name it and if I have it, it is yours," he said with such earnestly.> refuse> name a (reasonable) reward
>>35098565> name a (reasonable) rewardA sword perhaps? We are missing a good one now.
>>35098565A home in Jaffa? A building to use as our own base of operations?
>>35098565>A sworddidnt we lose ours?OrMen/carriage to transfer welf
>>35098565>> name a (reasonable) reward"It is soon my brothers birthday and i was thinking about getting him a gift"
>>35098620This, a carriage for Welf so he does not rot.
>>35098565>>rice, dates>>plates of dates and many other thingsDouble date, OP?>>accept a rewardWhat can we ask for besides money? I assume land is out of the question. Ask him to knight Hugo? Ask him to knight Solomon?Ask him for the services of a number of men-at-arms for a year?
>>35098620actually a carriage would be nice, less people would have to walk
>>35098621I like this
>>35098606I think one sword would be a little low balled.Maybe some equipment for all of our men? Including Hugo?While we're here, we should try to recruit some soldiers. Fuck man, we got Solomon just by promising to pay him 2 p a month. We can scrounge up a good little band of badasses I figure. A half dozen. Ten. We've got over 200 p. Even if they're just men at arms, not as skilled as Solomon, numbers help in battles.
>>35098620This, we need to honor welf
>>35098646Recruiting soldiers would not be the reward, just something else we could do while here.
>>35098620A proper embalming and whatnot to preserve welf, as well as a grand tomb would be what I'd ask for.
>>35098620This a carriage for our fallen Brother
>>35098565A sword, ours was badly damaged in the last battle.
>>35098565Maybe a knighthood for Hugo?
Wait a second, Welf was a homosexual?
We haven't cashed-in the loot from our last battle yet, have we? We probably can afford most of these things. Maybe we should reserve our boon for something you can't ordinarily buy.A formal introduction to someone important at some point, maybe.
>>35098708he is only 13, give him a few more years.
>>35098729Yep a sodomite of the highest order
>>35098646A good sword would actually be around the area of a reasonable gift. Or a good horse or hunting bird, something like that.Land and soldiers are too much. For one, you need land to get the soldiers. They aren't slaves he can just give you. They have a contract with him along specific lines.
>>35098751>Land and soldiers are too much. For one, you need land to get the soldiers. They aren't slaves he can just give you. They have a contract with him along specific lines.>>35098565I'll say sword then. Need to replace it with our broken one
>>35098646We don't need permission to recruit men, and we still have the loot and ransom to collect.we can employ a good number of Footmen and crossbowmen with current funding.
>>35098751Remember that even if you can afford to buy whatever gift he gives you, the simple giving of a gift is a very important social thing in this culture. It's a mark of respect and admiration.
>>35098751Carriage for our man Welf
>>35098751The soldiers idea was separate from the reward.
>>35098781That's what I was saying.
Get us a Sword then
>>35098795the Church is already preparing Carriage for Welf, we need a new Sword
>>35098636Solomon is already a Knight, it's just people don't recognize it because he black.
>>35098945>Solomon is already a Knight, it's just people don't recognize it because he black.It aint easy being a Nubian
>>35098945I thought he was tan or something, not like African black
>>35098975They got curve penises
>>35098991Nah he is a Nubian. Black as black can be
>>35099001Meanwhile, we've got a big penis, due to our absurd natural CHA score.
>>35098991Where do you think Nubia is?
"A sword perhaps, to replace the one I'd ruined," you said. Hugh claps and unbelts his very own."This is no little thing I'm giving you," he said, "This was taken by my grandfather from the Muslim lord of these lands after he defeated his forces in battle. It is the finest steel, said to be tempered and quenched in the blood of slaves. Brought from furthest Hindustan. The Lord of this castle valued it more than his own daughters, and if my grandfather had not slain him would have paid a heavy ransom to have it back."He held it up in black leather scabbard to see, he bared an inch of blade and you saw the waves and curls in the steel, an odd pattern. And the edge was near white, you feared to touch it."I cannot blame him. No sharper edge nor stronger spine. It's balance is perfect. Why you could cut the air and make the wind bleed," he said that with such relish you wondered if it was the wine talking."Damascus steel," he said, offering it to you.> acquired Damascus steel sword (+7 war, +2 damage, ignores armour)"You are too generous," you say, but he laughs."You have earned it, and I think you will need it soon enough."> talk a bit on the troubles of the road> talk about Count Hugh and his relationship with the royal family> write-in
>>35099014Fuck we've been travelling with a nigger the whole time
>>35099035>hating on Solobro
>>35099022> talk about Count Hugh and his relationship with the royal familyThat's a pretty good sword.I think we should bury our old sword with Welf.
>>35099022holy shit those statsim creaming myself>>35099035>hating on a bro niggawhy you be perp'tuating dem stereotypes, mang
>>35099022>Damascus steel swordFucking yes!!start out with> talk a bit on the troubles of the roadthen go into> talk about Count Hugh and his relationship with the royal family
>>35099060This sounds humble
>Implying its not glorious Wu bu steel folded over 1000 times>Implying implications>>35099060This
>>35099035Don't start hatin on Solobro for being black, he din du nuffin.
>>35098991You're thinking of Moors: Arab-looking North Africans.
>>35099035>Hating on Solobro
>>35099022Is Solomon's sword better or worse?I'd say we should give it to him, but that would be a bit rude to the guy who give it to us
>>35099022>>ignores armour>>IGNORES ARMOURHOLY SHIT. HAHA, TIME TO MURDER BLAISE!!
>>35099137We need the sword for that stat boosts man.
>>35099022Damn, Hugh has enough CHA to even suck us in. The fucker is dangerous, take note.1, then 2.
>>35099154I wouldn't agree, we need to boost leadership more than war at the moment, and if Solomon is buffed any further he'd basically be unstoppable
>>35099137Shut up we need all the boosts to war we can get.
>>35099178We keep the Sword, it is a princely gift and it would insult Hugh to give it to another.
>>35099211Now we have Hercules Hat and Damascus Steel Sword, what next fancy thing can we get ?
>>35099211That's why I stated, >but that would be a bit rude to the guy who give it to usWhich is why I didn't suggest it properly.
>>35099243I think we should get the CHA equivalent, breaking into the 90s with it will stop any sort of terrible failures from occurring
>>35099243Super Horse, the Book of Kells, splinter of the True Cross, Spear of Destiny
>>35099243Plate armor, we have a good war horse thanks to Welf being dead RIP ;_;
>>35099285>plate armourProbably anachronistic
>>35099243a kettle from beyond Hindustahn
>>35099268Red Hare has been dead for centuries though
You ask him a little bit about the matter of the roads."I've enlisted some Templars to help, and mercenaries besides," he said around a mouthful of pork, "The Templars are a new group, but quickly rising. You've met the mercenaries, Malik over yonder. Good man, good to have him." He downed some wine. "Yes, I've never had such a hatred for the Muslim as some of my fellows. Though there can be no doubt they must be resisted at all costs.""Indeed sir," Lord Baldwin said, "There has been talk of an effort to seize Ascalon, long past time."Hugh nodded. "Many of the raiders that bother us sally from that port." He slammed a fist on his table. "And Fulk does nothing but worry away in Oultrejordan and Galilee, when we have more urgent targets to the south. Egypt, Egypt, Egypt will be the doom of us if we do not take the initiative! Damascus is but a side show compared to the trouble we could face there."
>>35099307You honestly think a horse like that was never used to stud new bloodlines?
>>35099417>"I've enlisted some Templars to helpWelp the covenant can go fuck itself
>>35099424It was a girl
>>35099417>The dream of Alexandria
>>35099417Should we mention we have the sultans cousin and we were hoping to get Ascalon in trade for him?
>>35099417"I like this lord," Solomon murmured with a grin."You know the Queen?" you ask, redirecting the question. You'd hard they were lovers."Aye!" he said, "I grew up with her. Though she's a few years my elder." His face turned red and his smile goofy. "She's a beautiful woman, and brilliant. Baldwin loved her dearly, saw her for what she was. A ruler, a damned good one." He turned whistful. "Ah, I remember swimming in the Jordan with her and Alice, Hodierna too shy to join us. Those were good days, when Baldwin still reined and warred with the Muslims, when my father ruled Jaffa and I could be about any business that took my fancy. Glorious days.""Is there not a fourth Rethel sister?" Barisan asked.Hugh nodded. "Little Ioveta. I have not seen her in some years, since she was knee high. Bound for church service I heard. Bright girl, like her sisters. I'd sent her a book of stories to keep her entertained while in the cloister." He burped loudly.A bard came out, and a man on dulcimer as well."Clear the decks, we'll have dancing!" Count Hugh called, "Send in the womenfolk, find a partner! Everyone!" He laughed as he grabbed a passing serving wench and clambered over the table, met with hails of laughter from his soldiers. Barisan and Lord Baldwin both gave disapproving frowns.Women shuffle forth from the solar they had been eating in, you saw even Adelheid was in their number, looking merry and ready for a dance. And Chihirizahd, who wore the dress and batted at the pawing hand and large grin of Raymond.There was a noble looking woman of some older age overseeing the whole flock, hurrying them out of their private room with a cheery grin."The Lord's wife," Sir Barisan said, pointing her out as Count Hugh cavorting with a slim lass of sixteen much to the cheer of his men.> find a girl to dance with (nominate)> remain seated
>>35099500> find a girl to dance with (nominate)Lets save Chiri.
>>35099500Some nice lady.Not our slave. That wouldn't be proper.
>>35099534She's a slave, dude.
>>35099570Sir Raymond should still keep his hands of her
>>35099499one man is not worth a city, besides we need the ransom so we can recruit more men and arm them.
>>35099500> remain seated
>>35099542Seconding. Find a nice noble girl.
>>35099500> remain seatedwe are Injured & should recover
>>35099589Yes! The ransom can be a nice source for the beginning of our war band!
>>35099644she's not here she is staying in the church.
>>35099500I would say Iovetta but sadly she is not here
>>35099500Solomon has adelheid, can't remember who Raymond is, but I'm surprised chiri is even here.I guess her or Iovetta, if she's here.
>>35099500Approach Hugh's wife. "My lady, I have yet to thank you for the exceptional care and hospitality shown to myself and my companions while I convalesced. Unfortunately, I am but poor in my speech. Pray, allow me to render you thanks by lightening your feet in a dance."Offer her our arm.
>>35099500Iovetta if she is here, if not remain seated I guess unless we catch the eye of some pretty lass
>>35099500>> find a girl to dance with (nominate)lovetta if she is here otherwise remain seated
Just arrived, cliffnotes?
>>35099807Read the thread faggot
>>35099500Find out what Chiri is doing here
You spy her in the corner, blushing at the revelry. Ioveta, that is the novice Judith, who wore a garland of lilies around her head and a simple blue dressed belted at the waist. She looked much different than she often did, dressed in secular clothes. The fit was closer, showing her hips, and low along the neck to display the nape of her neck. She had a long, fine neck. She fiddled with her golden braid, eyes wandering the surrounding, curiously lingering on the more intimate couples.She looked very much alone.You weaved past Solomon, who had taken Adelheid by the arm, and past Orlando who danced with a shy young noble girl."My lady," you presented yourself before her, offering your hand."Sir," she replied carefully but curiously, taking it in her own.> roll 1d100, best of three
>>35099832Welf was a faggot too
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>35099852
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>35099852
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>35099852DEUS VAULT!
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>35099852I'm gonna laugh so hard when we fuck this up
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>35099852DICK POWER
>>35099866>>35099870>>35099873Even with best of three we struggle to make any sort of victory.
>>35099878end up bleeding all over the dance floor
>>35099873THIS IS WHAT YOU FUCKING GET FOR NOT SPELLING IT PROPERLY!!IT'S VULT! VULT, DAMN YOU!!
these rolls are making me sad
>>35099866>>35099870>>35099873GODDAMIT HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO ACHIEVE GREAT THINGS WITH THESE SHITTY ROLLS YOU FUCKING FAGGOTS!!!!
>>35099946Just wait until any action with averaging rolls!We can fuck up EVEN MORE with those!
>>35099931NIGGA THAT DOESN'T HELP LOOK AT FUCKING >>35096191
>>35099931No nigger, it has been VAULT the entire quest....surely 50/100 is sufficient?
>>35099954Well it's best of three this time, so hopefully it's a CHA action, we'll just do average.
>>35099946Just be happy we have Blessed By God tier Charisma
>>35099981IT'S BETTER THAN 12
>>35099990even then we can put it down to our Injuries
>>35099989Only because the bulk of you cockholes are functionally illiterate and only get to access this quest through text-to-voice software or something
>>35100021Why are you being such a fucking cunt? Everyone knows the Latin is actually Vult, we've been saying Vault because it's fun.Bitch elsewhere, heathen.
Historical Fiction, mind doing all of the rolls in the background instead of having us do it?It just incites complaining about the dice system and rampant faggotry.
>>35100059You're fucking retarded.
>>35100050>Everyone knows the Latin is actually Vult, we've been saying Vault because it's fun.Oh? Carry on then!
>>35100071It started with someone misspelling it and then it turned into a joke
You take her out as the dancers are formed, a simple round dance to a simple beat and melody. The bard is not skilled, though he is competent, and as you take 'Judith' round you receive a wink from Solomon, who handles his nun in a way that some might call improper.You see as you dance that some keep off the floor. None of the Muslims present danced, and in fact Malik frowned disapprovingly at the entire thing.Hugo kept off to one side, happy to see Sabeen in company, and rather than danced talked to her about something. You saw her attention was on the dancing however, and felt bad that your little brother hadn't the experience to note her disinterest. Lord Baldwin and Sir Barisan were in conversation with Count Gerard and Pons, but Pons' son Raymond was dancing with Chihirizahd, and she smiled brightly up at the tall fierce heron.Your attention returned to 'Judith' and you saw she struggled to match your step."Let me lead and do not worry for grace," you said, carefully showing her how to step.Soon though you were running out of breath, a flash of pain in your arm forcing you to sit.'Judith' sat with you, and began to inspect your wounds."I tried to see you," she said, "T-to check on your injuries of course!" You'd heard about that. A passing servant handed you both wine and left with a smile.Count Hugh certainly kept a lively court.> toast Judith and drink> set the wine aside
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>35100081Let me try it. DEUS VAULT!!
>>35100050TKQ is kill and playerbase might be shifting I dunno. People just need to relax.>>35100059Let's not do this though
>>35100059there is literally nothing wrong with bitching about rolls faggot, it's been a staple of /tg/ since for fucking ever.not only that but removing the rolls removes a degree of agency from us the players.
>>35100068How am I being stupid? We're going horribly off topic, wasting posts, and not to mention all of this complaining and faggotry isn't exactly conductive to a good quest
>>35100107>set it asideMalik clearly disapproves of Christian debauchery. Let's not rub his face in it.
>>35100107>> toast Judith and drink
>>35100107> toast Judith and drink
>>35100107> set the wine asidewe should be mindful of the company we keep.
>>35100107>> toast Judith and drinkI'm honestly not sure what the consequences of this decision are. If it gets us +"Judith" points without being a serious mistake I'm on board. Otherwise open to changing my vote.
>>35100130...wasting posts? Come on man.>>35100108Oh boy.
Yo, everyone calm down. Too much fighting and I'll end it early okay? Keep it civil, please.Fighting is what /qtg/ is for.
>>35100161So ? we have never really cared what others thought of us or what we do due to their faith
>>35100168THERE'S A FINITE AMOUNT OF INTERNET
>>35100107we are in company of Christians & Muslims so we should moderate ourselves as such.If we are solely with christians we shall drink & be merry, when in the company of Muslims we shall be as they are.this is how the war is won.
>>35100196There's a finite amount of posts until autosage.>>35100191All I can say is what I've said before, and that's to make the rolls in the background instead.
>>35100107> set the wine aside
>>35100225Agreed voting> set the wine aside
>>35100107>set it aside1. respect for Malik2. we're injured and shouldn't; falling down would be really bad right now3. let's not do anything to impair our judgement while undercover Ioveta is around in plain view of a guy who knew her growing up
>>35100195not that anon but we are in court we need to find a tendency for middle ground lest we offend our Muslim friends.>>35100225forgot to add > set the wine aside
>>35100230>There's a finite amount of posts until autosage.Relax, this isn't like TKQ where people drove the thread into autosage in the first hour or so and then Raian stubbornly refused to make a second thread for some reason.Plus we've been in autosage for a while anyway.
>>35100262You might have a point if it was a muslim court. But it is not, we shouldnt really let them dictate what we do or dont at a party. If Malik is really that deeply offended by it then he shouldnt be considered a proper friend
>>35100107>IT'S BEEN A BAD YEAR>Set the wine aside
>>35100107>> set the wine aside
>>35100320yes but we should not be so ready to offend them when it can be avoided so painlessly I mean it's not like we're going out of our way to do so.
You grin but set your wine aside. Judith drinks a little but follows your example, setting it beside her on the bench. She rolls up your sleeve and unbinds your right arm. The wound was healing fast and clean, a jagged purple scar over the back of your forearm. It would eventually pale over time, and become a light pink pucker of flesh, but for now it stood out ugly with stitches."These can come out," she said, brushing the cord. You offer her your knife and she removes them with a steady hand. She smooths over the skin when it was done, feeling the bumps in the skin.Her face glowed a little, a very pleased smile on her face, a proud lift to her carriage.> you are incredible Judith> kiss the girl> write in
>>35100320Muslims aside, we aren't in a good position to let our guard down.The way attention was drawn to the servant has my Shadowruns prickling.
>>35100368All i am saying is that we dont care what christians think of our lifestyle and we shouldnt care what muslims think either
>>35100107> toast Judith and drinkwhy not toast Judith again?
>>35100392Would say > kiss the girlBut i dont think it would be the right moment so> you are incredible Judith
>>35100392> you are incredible Judith
>>35100392>> you are incredible Judith
>>35100392JUST HOLD HER HAND AND LOOK IN HER EYES
>>35100392Now is the time to Toast Judith
>>35100392>> write in''Thank you'' while looking into her eyes
>>35100392You are beautiful today
>>35100392>Write inBrush our hand against her face "You are an incredible woman"AND BY NO MEANS, DO WE SAY JUDITH, or her real name.
>>35100470>>35100435This.Don't mention her name.
>>35100470>>35100435One of these please
>>35100470This, just don't fucking say Judith, that would ruin the moment like fuck
>>35100470this LET HER MAKE THE FIRST MOVE!
I am wondering if the nun actually knows that we know about Judith
>>35100588I'm pretty sure she thinks we're a bloodthirsty brainless moron who just wants to bone lolinun.
>>35100602She isn't a loli, she's a teenage who has a bitchin ass.
>>35100602you forgot to mention our good looks!
>>35100602who cares what the nun who craves bbc thinks about us.
>>35100602I thought that was exactly what we were doing.
>>35100634I do find it strange that she seems to think us so barbaric and yet is so attracted to Solomon
>>35100617I would love to believe this. When did this come up?>>35100619And our huge dong, apparently, according to Chihirizahd.
>>35100656she also hates herself because of it.
>>35100634Shes not adelAdel is being manhandled by Solobro
>>35100661Those peaches, anon, those peaches.
You take her by one hand and brush the other across her cheek, gently replacing a stray hair. Her smile fades and she blinks, her breath turned baited."You are..." you search for the right word as you consider her large eyes, "You are incredible."Her chin rises and a blush creeps along her face. She takes a deep drink of her wine."I mean it," you say, "You are an incredible woman.""Don't say such things," she said, her face still in the cup, her eyes alone showing over the rim, both large and nervous.> give her a kiss> give her a hug> write in
>>35100661Back when our group was talking about the women accompanying us, they talked about the womenfolk and how sexy they were, all I remember was that Hugo blushed a lot and welf have no fucks
>>35100656She thinks he's a barbarian too.The B in bBc is for Barbarian, duh.
>>35100666yes she is>Sister Adelheid, Benedictine nun. 25 years old. (all but a heretic in her eyes)read the pastebin, it helps.
>>35100689> write inwhisper "does anyone know that i know about you?"If the answer is no> give her a kiss
>>35100634>>35100656When we do that stuff, we're a horrible betrayal of Christendom and European civilisation.When the big glistening black dude does it, he can't help it because he's animalistic like that, and he's also a noble savage at heart, what a tragedy, if only he could be gently led into her vagHistorical Fiction OP, could I ask if you've ever read a novel called A Booke of Days by Stephen Rivele?
>>35100689>> give her a kissMy shojo Chinese cartoons can't possibly be wrong!
>>35100689> write in''why not? is it not true?''
>>35100689Arm around the shoulder
>>35100689"I'll say them all night long unless you do something about it"
>>35100689> give her a kiss
>>35100689Take her hand, kiss it gently> Thank you, for everything
>>35100712>A Booke of Days by Stephen RiveleNever heard of it, any good?
>>35100689>> give her a kiss
>>35100719I'll second that.
>>35100689This >>35100732Not too lewd and enough to make a teenage girl swoon.
>>35100747I meant >>35100727These 5 AM threads are not fun.
>>35100731I really liked it. Main character is a landless knight who goes on crusade to escape disgrace, and he ends up either witnessing or participating in many of the major moments, including the whole St Bartholemew debacle
>>35100706I mean the nun that passed the wine, anon-san
>>35100782...what are you talking about? A servant brought the wine.
You pull the cup down from her mouth, and she takes a last heavy swallow, her face very red."Have I ever lied to you?" you asked."No," she replied. Her hand brushed your chin, the lightest of fingertips."Why do you think I'm lying now?""I-um," she clasped her forearms together before her. You kiss those clasped hands."Thank you, for everything you've done.""T-thank you," she said, "That's what I should be saying. You don't owe me, I mean, that is I owe you so much that, that...you've been so great and I." She closed her mouth and puffed her cheeks. Pressed her hands to her face. "I'm such a turned about child. I'm sorry."Her shoulders started to tremble a little, was she crying?> comfort her> write-in
>>35100934Hug her.Also, turned about?
>>35100934> comfort her
>>35100934>> comfort her
>>35100934I would have thought kiss won by far, whatever I guess.Seconding >>35100959
>>35100934> comfort herNOT IN THAT WAY DAMMIT!
>>35100934>comfort herHardly a child, darling. Real life isn't a cloister, and you're a bright woman who has come a long way. You are no doubt destined for great things.
>>35100934Wrap our arms around her, and whisper into her ear "I love you just the way you are Iovetta."
>>35100988B-b-but, our dick is pretty damn comfortable.
>>35100934>> write-in"No, you are not a turned about child. You are an intelligent and wise young lady. The Church, while it is a place of solace and peace, is no place for someone whose wisdom and skill will leave the greater whole of Christendom bereft of a stellar jewel."
>>35101002NOT THIS. You're gonna get us killed anon.
>>35101002WHEN I SEE YOUR FAAAAAACETHERE IS NOTHING I WOULD CHANGE!
>>35100934"From such rich soil are great men and women grown. St Hildebrand of Bingen was tormented by her visions and her illnesses. "Make no mistake. The bud suffers on the bough until the time comes to flower, when it can truly be itself, in full flower. Your time is coming." Smile wryly. "I pray that when that time comes, you will have some small consideration for the humble companions of your youth."
>>35101035I don't think this is the time to be mentionin the church mang.>>35101002>>35100959Certainly up for hugging her though.
>>35101047>>35101035How to ruin the moment 101
>>35101038Why would that get us killed? Seems pretty good to me
>>35100934Backing >>35101002Might make her feel like we're too lewd, but eh.
>>35101085her name is suppose to be a secret...
>>35101100Notice the "Whisper" part of that sentence.
>>35101035 not now but later
>>35101108Notice the part where she is a bit drunk and I think seducing her in a crowded ballroom is a stupid idea.
>>35101125ITT: people think that the way to get girls to like you is to relentlessly hammer the 'clumsy high school dating moves' button regardless of context.
>"I know I'm not that tall,I know I'm not that smart.But, I do have a cart,So let me pull my cart into your heart!"
>>35101145Not to mention the fact that she is apparently rather overwhelmed - it might be a bad idea to push her farther
>>35101145Wanna provide any sort of better were in or advice for the thread other than mockery then?
You wrap your arms around her, press her forehead to your own."You are many things. Intelligent, wise, beautiful. You are a great woman, you will be a great woman no matter what path you take. And I-"You catch yourself before you say those last words. I love you.Do you? The thought made your head spin. But you looked down on the young woman and felt a stirring, and a clench in your middle that you hadn't felt in years, a feeling lost to the river Rhine."You what?" she asked, smiling through her blush, eyes glistening through her lashes."Have every faith in you," you said, rustling her hair. Her eyes darted away but her smile grew. She tilted her chin and gave you a soft peck on the cheek."A-and I have every faith in you, Wilhelm," she said, breaking away from you to stand. She spun off into the crowd, her braid thrown out, a last glimpse of her backside before the revelry closed in around her.Holy hell.-End part 9+2 int, +1 chaQnA
>>35101170Holy shit, we actually got a CHA upgrade
>>35101170oh this is a game of cat & mouse eh? whos the cat & whos the mouse I wonder. TKQ One shot when? How did we do?anything we may have missed?
>>35101192That was more for diplomancing the nobles.
>>35101170Did we just spaghetti there?Is Iovetta okay from what we saw?Why didn't we chase her?I feel like we just made a horrible mistake. Would it have just been better to kiss her?
>>35101168I provided>>35101047which is an attempt to detach from an overly-creepy 'romantic' mode and switch to something flattering, that alludes to a shared intellectual interest. What's your contribution, fuckheap?
>>35101170Holy hell indeed.So how bad will we wreck True History if (and when) we decide to take Iovetta out and away from the nunnery? And if we do so, would we more or less gain a claim on the Kingdom of Jerusalem that we can press on her behalf?Mein Gut, this is turning into Crusader Kings II.
>>35101207No, you moron. She doesn't need someone going all teenage Romeo on her. She knows her life is in danger, she knows she's a potential political tool, she has second thoughts about her vocation in life, and her mentor has proven to be something of a hypocrite, albeit a conflicted one. She needs someone stable, reliable, confident, and powerful. We've been that in our better moments, when we weren't trying to bone her.
>>35101197You handled yourself alright, but you could have been more assertive in the meeting without insulting anyone. You handled Orlando well, that's all I'll say on that, even if your relationship took a hit.
>>35101170So I guess we can find some way to contact the Caliph while we're here, or should we wait until we're in Jerusalem, see how the situations leans between being judged or ransomed?
>>35101223>Expecting anything elseWe need to stat Wilhelm via CK2
>>35101170x/10?How'd he do? Have we fucked up majorly with Judith or by taking that vow?
>>35101170So how would she have responded to a kiss in either of those choices?
>>35101170Will we be able to find a Byzantine Flamethrower Man?
>>35101245You can talk to Hugh about it, he has connections in the Fatimid Caliphate (this is no secret) or wait until Jerusalem, your choice.
>>35101276...connections with the Caliphate? What the hell is he playing at?
>>35101258Taking a vow to support her beloved elder sister isn't exactly a negative trait.
>>35101197>>35101207>>35101243Wilhelm is one song away of discovering women being way too lax about him. But don't take a royal maidenhead, that could be troublesome.
>>35101292They're neighbours, he has Muslim tenants and there is trade between the Islamic and Christian world. It's not a black and white deal.
>>35101209She's drunk, blushing, and we're in the middle of trying to woo her, and you went off on a tangent which no one understood for a reason no one knew.Even if you had explained yourself more in that post you would have gained more attention, perhaps even won the vote, but you did not, and yet you are here complaining about "romantic" creepiness, which one the vote due to being understandable.
>>35101317Are you going to answer any questions about Iovetta or are we going to suffer in vain!
>>35101319You realize OP changed the vote to make it less retarded?Because "I love you" was just that stupid.
>>35101317I'll point it out, but in the OTL rebellion (yes, this rebellion actually happened) Count Hugh allied with the Muslims in Ascelon. This won't happen now for obvious reasons.
>>35101319>a reason no one knewIf you didn't get it, you're severely lacking in social skills. I'm also not alone in this. It's just that the overwhelming majority of posters have apparently learnt how to deal with women via multiple choice visual novels and hitting "romantic" as an option at every opportunity.
>>35101349I changed it more because there was a pretty tight split and I thought it was good compromise.But yes, it would have been a mistake to move that quickly.
>>35101362Looking at the post you linked, I only had no fucking clue what you were talking about, I barely read the first line when it was originally posted, since it seemed so out of place.
>>35101374since Raian is kill would you consider running/taking over Three kingdoms quest?
>>35101399>no fucking clue>barely readGee.
>>35101374>But yes, it would have been a mistake to move that quickly.Well there you have it guys - I know we're a Bard, but let's try to train our dick with some subtlety. This is potential royal pussy after all, we're in the big leagues.
Being a bit 'high school' with Ioveta isn't a bad thing, she's a sheltered kid who doesn't understand somethings despite being pretty smart, but that also means avoiding going too quickly as well. You guys have been playing it well so far, but you guys almost went too far this thread.
>>35101421>When it was originally postedAfter people started talking about it I went and re-read it, I thought I implied that well enough.
>>35101403No. I might run a Three Kingdoms thing one day but taking over Raian's quest would be a bad idea.
>>35101463b-but muh Zhu xing
>>35101446>almost went too far>expecting any social skill with women from people on 4chantop kek
>>35101471Well we didn't kiss her straight off of the bat, and we did basically everything else right aside from the "I love you" at the end, which was a close vote at any rate, so I think we're doing quite well socially.Kek indeed.
>>35101463wait bad Idea why?
Next thread is Sunday, around 8 PM PDT.Fun fact, that's not my local time. I just hate saying 'Monday at around ten in the morning'.And with the next thread I'll finally overtake the other Crusader Quest in the archive.
>>35101493TKQ's followers have gotten to ISIL level of extreme. HF's already has his plate full of RealLife(tm) and Crusader Quest.I highly doubt another QM would be willing to continue where Raian dropped. Especially after that whole Sun Ce fiasco.
>>35101493SUN CE SUN CE SUN CE SUN CE+None of Raian's notes
>>35101170What are the capabilities of a few dozen men at arms on raiding or holding battlements? Supposing we invested our earnings in it.
>>35101493'Cuz she's a man, man.
>>35101506Muh fellow Ausfag
>>35101493Because its nopt my quest? It would be weird, and my style is a bit more character focused than Raian's so I think it would be an awkward fit, particularly for those guys more interested in the /gsg/ elements in Raian's Three Kingdoms. Not to say such elements won't appear later in this quest, but that Raian has a more concentrated focus on that element of the game.It's just a bad idea all around.
>>35101506HF is an Aussie?Very nice!
>>35101506Greek Fire Thrower Guy when?
the spaghetti level of this thread is really low compared to tkqDont get me wrong,the hugging part is still terribleMy advice guys, do not rush things, but sont be a pussy
>>35101516Depends on the quality of the battlements, in either scenario.A few dozen men-at-arms on horse back moving quickly through lightly defended territory can be devastating though. Chevauchee is a pretty good, if diabolic, tactic.
>>35101540I think your style is a bit more creative and detailed.
>>35101566the kissing thing was rushing it though.>>35101577This but I can understand not wanting to pick up where Raian left off
>>35101566I don't see what we did wrong to be honest, the only "spaghetti" I can see is the I love you bit.
>>35101571Please don't run Three Kingdoms anything until this quest is either over or nearing it's end, I just know it won't be a oneshot with all my heart.
>>35101583Kissing hand always works, in my humble experience that isTry it, go into conversation with a girl, when you feel the chemistry, take her handDo it, see her blush>>35101585But thats what I said
>>35101620sorry mixed wires I thought you were talking about straight up kissing her.regardless where the hell do we go from here?
I can already see out dream coming to fruition, Alexandria will fall into our Christian hands
>>35101657Well, to Jersualem to that letter delivered, what else?
>>35101670me thinks we should be peek....provided of course we can fabricate a seal.
>>35101668What did you smoke anon? Can I have it?
>>35101692Too risky, this might be a test of virtue and loyalty
>>35101711perhaps but from a Brothel owner? a bit odd no?
>>35101724Well Im talking in pure meta senseIn character, this is unlikely
>>35101463How familiar are you with the Three Kingdoms anyway?
Iovetta would probably do well as an Abbess, commanding resources of her own, but that'd take years of nunnery.I wonder how much can she do as a princess, given har main stat seems to be INT.
>>35101694Let me explain, Hugh has let it been known that he and other lords wish to strike at Egypt, after the intrigue with King Fulk is over and done with and the Queen securing the throne if we married Iovetta and participated in the campaign against Egypt it would put us in a great position to take Alexandria for ourselves and not make the whole world pissed at us.
>>35101749I'd say INT + CHA, like all women aside from barbarians
>>35101749>Wilhelms face when she turns into crusader Zhuge liang
>>35101787Yup, exactly like Zhuge Liang, aside from the part where her 0 lead means no one follows her and she can't order anyone to do shit
>>35101814Thats what Willhelms for anon
>>35101829But Chiri's going to murder her in her sleep for stealing us
>>35101851Shouldn't she be pregnant with us already anyway?
>>35101745Familiar in a fairly casual sense. I've read both the Romance and Record and of course played the various Koei games, but I'm not thoroughly versed on the topic.Frankly I'd be more comfortable running a Mongolian Conquest Quest, but that would be either way too easy or staggeringly, apocalyptic (and I do -not- use that word lightly) hard.
>>35101763And you plan to secure a marriage like that how? We're too pleb for nobility right now. We can at most raid a tribe into retreat if we put in the effort.
>>35101873don't underestimate the power of charisma son, just look at Liu bei's rise to power in the war of the Three kingdoms.
>>35101868Do a Sengoku Japan quest as a Ronin, like WoTS.
>>35101864there is probably a reason for that her womb is probably riddled with STD's >>35101909wasn't that already done?
>>35101899Most of that was based on stealing the imperial name, and having the Emperor declare him Imperial uncle as a bid to debase Cao Cao's power in the courts.
>>35101923yes and before that he was a fucking Sandal weaving peasant from some backwater province.
>>35101940Yup, and he still would have been that too, if it wasn't for becoming a volunteer soldier with his three brothers with Gonsetsu Zan, and having a bunch of utterly miraculous encounters with people.
>>35101963and was our meeting with Loveta not anything short of a miracle?
>>35101987Iovetta, not with an L, with an i.And it wasn't that miraculous, chance meetings happen a lot.By miraculous I mean more "Hey, you helped me fight this one guy with a handful of troops, I'm going to hand you MY ENTIRE PROVINCE, instead of having my OWN SON run it!" - tier miraculous
>>35102017point taken but that was a miracle bought about by God-tier CHA
>>35101909Tempting, but my upbringing might derail it into 'establish the Catholic Empire of Japan' Quest instead.
>>35102048Byzantine quest? possible crossover with Crusader quest?
>>35102048That sounds pretty fun too, after all Christianity was present in those days through traders.
>>35102063I was originally going to do an Assassin Quest one-shot with a different trip, revealing it to be connected to Crusader Quest only with the last page, but dropped the idea a couple weeks ago. Too much effort.The bandit that survived from the second thread was going to be the protagonist. Hence my cryptic hints that the encounter was 'more than it seemed'.
What's the extent of Chi's skills again? Doubt we can use her beyond being a rumormonger and horse keeper given she's both a slave and female.
>>35102096huh...... fancy that run it! that or Byzantine quest >>35102111lovemaking, dancing & she knows several languages.
>>35102096Probably best that you did, Wilhelm > Bumfuck assassin
>>35102111She speaks near every language spoken in both the Arabic and Crusader realms.That's all I'll say. The rest, figure out in-game.
>>35102136Godly blowjobs then?Anal experience?Has she taught us how to please a woman?
>>35102161b-but Wilhelm already knows how to do l-lewd things Anon
>>35102136WHO WAS THE MARY?
>>35102186We can always do better.
>>35102200true how the hell do we punish Chiri again if she doesn't listen to us?
>>35102096>So our first trial was being Enlightened by the strength of our own hands>Turns out we don't know shit>>35102128>>35102136So she's a Bene Gesserit Acolyte. We should have her attend every bloody party we go to.
>>35102220Physically abuse her.Deprive her of food/water/sex/proper place to sleep/heating
>>35102243 no rape? poor form anon
>>35102269She's been a slave for years, she'd have gotten over being raped long before we met her.
>>35102284she would have gotten over the other stuff to by your logic besides if it's Wilhelm it's different if she is to be believed
>>35102303Yeah, if it's Wilhelm she's get wet before it happened and enjoy the shit out of it.
>>35102313not if it's say anal or Humiliating as all fuck
>>35102220Make a girl invite herself in when we're not around. At worst, she'll throw herself at Wilhelm. Best case, the plans keeps going.
>>35101868>>Frankly I'd be more comfortable running a Mongolian Conquest Quest, but that would be either way too easy or staggeringly, apocalyptic (and I do -not- use that word lightly) hard.Apocalyptic? How and why would it be?
>>35102365Imagine a million Barbaric Horsemen charging into your land burning,looting and Raping as they went and crushing any army that stood before them & conquest.
Mongolian quest qill be awesome, uniting fractured nomads and striking asweden instead of persia and the rest of western europe severely buttfucked crusader states
>>35102403dammit this was for >>35102381
>>35102381It's easy on one side if you're the mongols, hard on the other if you're anyone else.
>>35102381>Apocalyptic? How and why would it be?Because the Mongolian Eruption was such a successful and large scale operation of mass slaughter, rape and pillage that no other human event has gotten close to matching the sheer callousness of the horrors inflicted with such little effective resistance.Anyone who tells you the Mongols 'weren't that bad' needs to be relayed a few of the stories of their occupation. Not even conquest (which were worse), just occupation, of various territories.If you ever get a chance scope out some of the Persian chronicles from the period and give a listen to Dan Carlin's podcast on the subject. I checked out his sources after giving it a listen and if anything he underplays some of the Mongolian atrocities.Literally no one managed more than a gruesome stalemate against the Mongols until decades after initial contact.
>>35102447>>35102439>>35102403What about those lands the Mongols coulnd't invade?
>>35102447Yep, not after Mameluks fought them back twice and Nogai khan raged that his cousins are killing muslims - he is a muslim at that momentIf Nogai wasnt a convert, Timurids will launched a repeated invasions on mameluks until they submit, and eventually they will reconquer Russia and Central Europe