character sheet: http://pastebin.com/2STedMGRprevious threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=crusader+questThread 5 didn't archive fully: http://archive.moe/tg/thread/34542810/#q34542810Twitter: https://twitter.com/KoblOfPart 13It is the Year of Our Lord, 1134.You are Hugo of Koblenz, and you have awoken in strange chambers, recovering from a brutal injury to your chest, earned in a duel against a soldier of King Fulk. You were rescued from doom by Sir Raymond of Tripoli at the eleventh hour, and taken to a safe house where you were patched up by a physician by name of Benicio.Now you lie with more reflection, having spent who knew how many days in basic recovery to struggling to stay alive, barely able to keep awake long enough to hold conversation. But your strength is returning, and you are eating more each day. Your wound is a neat thick diagonal line from left rib to right shoulder, and when your bandages are changed you admire how ugly the knotted stitched up flesh was.You are strong enough to stand now and hold a conversation, and can call on one of two men.> ask for Sir Raymond, your rescuer> ask for Franz, your old friend
>>35360675>> ask for Sir Raymond, your rescuerGotta thank the rescuer first
>>35360675>> ask for Franz, your old friend>>35360685Not asking for our oldest friend anon, shame on you
>>35360675>> ask for Franz, your old friendHugo ain't as ''proper'' as Wilhelm
>>35360675FranzWe need to figure out what the fuck is going on.
>>35360692Sir Raymond earned first dibs with his killer jump move. I don't see Franz striking down bitches like that
>>35360675>> ask for Franz, your old friendWe should start gathering at the abbey
>>35360719Aniki can Impress us later anon
>>35360733He already impressed us, now we need to get Sempai to notice us
You open your door a crack. One of Sir Raymond's 'squires' was on duty. A sober young Syrian man a few years your elder named Thomas."Could you get Franz for me?" you asked in Greek. He nodded, and went to fetch him. You retired to your bedside, wincing at the pain in your chest, sat and rubbed at it. The strange bumps across your flesh still seemed unnatural and wrong, and your healing flesh closing around them occasionally gave you great pain and discomfort.Franz came bow legged through the door, an unusually large grin on his usually sour face. It was...off-putting."Hugo m'boy!" he said, grabbing you around the shoulders. He did not hug you too hard, but he did kiss your cheek. "Good to see you standing." He rubbed your bristly head, a light crop of blond hair starting to regrow.He sat and produced an apple, cutting it in half and offering one part to you.> tell him about your adventures> ask him about his adventures
>>35360837>> tell him about your adventures>> ask him about his adventures
>>35360837Both goddamn itBut > tell him about your adventurescomes first so we can tell him about how we are getting the band back together
>>35360837>> tell him about your adventures
>>35360862HUGO: "I slept with two young nuns and oil-wrestled Sabeen. She later put on a dress for me and fed me dinner. What did you do?"FRANZ: "... Fuck you, Hugo."
>>35360919He truely is Wilhelm's brother
>>35360919>Meanwhile Wilhelms Koblenz sense is tingling
>>35360919B-but they are not nuns
"We have a lot to talk about," you say, stretching your back. So much time bedridden had left you with bed sores. Franz munched his apple and nodded.You fill him in on all your adventures, leaving nothing out. You mentioned your efforts to find them, of finding Tancred and Solomon, and your adventures in the Abbey. You stuttered a little and maybe didn't tell him everything about the Irish girls, but you covered your entrance to the palace, and when he heard of Wilhelm's fate he breathed a sigh of relief."God be good," he said, wiping his face, "I hope the Queen keeps him safe."Then you talked of meeting with Sabeen. Though again, you did not quite say everything. Except that you wrestled and beat Sabeen fair and square.Franz snorted. "Good, a woman has no place on the battlefield." Hmm.Finally you came to your fight with the guard. "Sir Raymond has shown good judgement," Franz said, "He's kept us safe. Me and a couple of the Jaffa soldiers. We are careful how we move and have so far gone undetected. Master Benicio saved my life as well." He showed you his forearm, a knotted arrow mark in the back of it.Before he can tell you more you suddenly feel very fatigued from your long conversation."Rest up lad," he said, motioning to the bed, "We'll speak on the morrow."You rest, and slumber deep, dreaming of oiled black skin, and a writhing lithe body trapped under your own.When you awake you find the other Squire, George, putting out a bowl of pottage. He gave you a smile.> send for Sir Raymond> finish our talk with Franz
>>35360930>>35360951SOLOMON: "Ah, my friend, it is good to see you free once again. While you have been imprisoned, I have had my way with Adelheid many times. You must miss the company of women, no?"WILHELM: "Not really. Every time the serving wenches came to bring me my meals, they ended up tripping and falling onto my dick."SOLOMON: ...
>>35361004>send for Sir Raymond sempai
>>35361004>> finish our talk with Franz
>>35361004Finish Franz, then Raymond
>>35361004>Send for Sir Raymond
>>35361004awesome, you are back.>> finish our talk with Franz
You ask him to get Franz, and as he leaves you settle down on your bed. Your sword is propped by the bedside and you take it up, draw it. The keen edge had been cleaned and smoothed out. You wondered what had become of the man Raymond had killed when Franz arrives.He sees you looking at your sword and has a queer expression on his face. None the less he says nothing on what he is thinking, and closes the door behind him."Tell me what happened," you said, and he nodded."Well when that constable came they came quick," he said, "And had snatched up Orlando and some soldiers before we had time to blink. Sir Raymond pulled me out the back way. They had a couple archers stationed, and did for one of Hugh's men and peppered my arm. Sir Raymond killed two men quick as a flash in our escape, dragged me half way across town. I was useless with that shaft in my arm.Anyway, he got us to the house of a local knight. Specifically, a local knight who is currently in Oultrejordan with Lord Pagan, but whose young wife is still here. She gave us shelter in exchange for...well, a private settlement with Sir Raymond. Still we would have been done for if Thomas and George hadn't smuggled us out when the Constable and his men turned up. Stable hands originally, but Sir Raymond has taken them on as squires." He took a break from his story to drink some wine. "Anyway. It was while looking for a surgeon for me that we found three of Hugh's men, and we were lucky to find a surgeon at all. Benicio was meant to travel back to Acre a week ago but was waylaid by talk of raiders on the high road. Fortune smiles on us."Sir Raymond had been disappearing most days on 'excursions' but other than that Franz had little to say. They spent most of their time in doors, away from the windows. Franz seems fidgety to be inside for so long, and asks after Solomon most of all.> we should move to St Anne's> we should bring our friends here> leave off such talk for now and send for Sir Raymond
>>35361273Send for Raymond, gotta pay our respects
>>35361273>he gave us shelter in exchange for...well, a private settlement with Sir Raymondare we sure he isn't a scion of house Koblenz?> leave off such talk for now and send for Sir Raymond
>>35361273> we should move to St Anne's
>>35361273>> leave off such talk for now and send for Sir Raymond
>>35361273Send for Raymond, bring up moving
>>35361288Honestly half a dozen men coming from a Nunnery would be sus as all fuck
>>35361273> leave off such talk for now and send for Sir RaymondSt. Anne's may be affiliated with the Queen but I wouldn't be surprised if the King has eyes on it. If we gather too many people there he may make a move.
>>35361340>>35361348Should we then move the rest of the team to here or outside to Sabeen ?
>>35361285No, he's good at fighting and wrecking bitches
>>35361384But does he have a Lion Hat ?
>>35361370We can definitely bring it up. Sir Raymond seems to know what he's doing so it'd be good to get his input.
"Do you mind sending for Sir Raymond?" you asked. Franz nodded and rubbed his hand over your head. He hitched out the room and left you alone. You sat a while thinking about the cut that had opened you up.Finally Sir Raymond arrived.He gave you a grin. "Good to see you up, lad," he said, "You took a nasty cut. We feared you might not wake at all."You knew little of this Sir Raymond, but he had saved your life and Franz had vouched for him."You saved my life," you said."Think nothing of it," he replied, going to stand by the window. He had an air of natural authority about him. A man born to inherit great lands and titles. He was very impressive in his bearing, and handled a sword well.> what brought you to Jerusalem, really?> what news of the city and my friends?
>>35361409> what brought you to Jerusalem, really?Bit it was Chiri.
>>35361370>>35361404Maybe if we could gain access to Wilhelm he could give Hugo orders to relay geo-political orders I.E telling Hugh & Co. not to freak out and rebel.> what brought you to Jerusalem, really?It was Chiri I swear she's got Yoko syndrome
>>35361409>> what news of the city and my friends?Information pertaining to the situation at hand.
>>35361409>what brought you to Jerusalem, really?
"Why are you really here?" it niggled at the back of your mind. He had invited himself along so suddenly. "What are your real plans in Jerusalem."He plucked at his cloak and grinned. "To meet a beautiful woman, and arrange a match," he blew the lint out the window before turning to you, leaning against the frame. "Hodierna, of course!" he said, "She is young, unwed, and beautiful. A princess as well. I'd hoped to meet her and arrange a betrothal."He shrugged. "And I do not mind a bit of adventure in the mean time," he said, "Keeps the wits sharp, and sword arm sharper."That seemed honest, but you were not one for guile so who knew if he had another unspoken motive.> I think we should move to St Anne's> I think we should gather here> I think we should camp outside the walls
>>35361508>"To meet a beautiful woman, and arrange a match,"OH NONONONONONONONONONONONONONO
>>35361508Ask him to bring Franz in here aswell and ask them what they think we should do.Either move everyone here or move out to Sabeen
>>35361508>> I think we should move to St Anne's
>>35361508>> I think we should move to St Anne'sThe place is under the influence of the queen, unlike this location. We'd be better protected there.Hugo will also get some good medical care there.
>>35361508> I think we should camp outside the wallsSaint ann's is a terrible Idea as others have already noted
>>35361577As compared to a location not being controlled by the Queen? At St Anne's the worst that could truly happen is the lot of us being arrested and placed together with Big Bro. Considering that the Queen already has plans in motion to clear our names, that won't be too much of a hindrance. Unlike say a more secluded location where reporting eyes are not available, our companions could be captured, killed or made hostages.
>>35361508Inform with this location our allies our split up into four places. Ask him if he thinks we should remain separate or consolidate somewhere. (Those at the palace aren't going anywhere of course.)>>35361615The King could also condem members of St. Anne's as conspirators against the crown harboring a large group of armed men with ties to man suspected of conspiracy to rebel. If used well he could undercut the queen's powerbase using us as the scapegoat.
>>35361615>Unlike say a more secluded location where reporting eyes are not availableIt's in the city itself, hardly a secluded place>our companions could be captured, killed or made hostages.as opposed to capturing us all & finding contextual evidence that the queen was in collusion with a traitor & planned to rebel with her lover.It would get everyone at the abbey killed/raped/tortured/exiled & would make the situation unfathomably worse
Instead of suggesting anything directly, you ask Sir Raymond his opinion."Where spread out all over Jerusalem," you said, "Should we all gather some place, like a church or here?"Raymond made a brushing gesture. "No, of course not," he said, "If we all gathered in one place we would attract too much attention. Better to remain hiding, and contacting one another through trusted agents. There is always the risk of discovery, but should we be spread out at least they do not catch us all in a single net." He tapped his foot and rubbed his chin, fingering the cleft dimple in the middle. "Let us keep as we are, but arrange for trusted locals as go between. I have my boys, perhaps someone at your Abbey can be trusted to ferry messages around."You couldn't think immediately of a good helper there."I'll need you to go and arrange it," he said, "When you are strong enough to walk. In the mean time I have some business to deal with. Pigs to feed you understand." He made a chopping gesture and winked, then he left.You remain alone for the rest of your recovery, your companions drawn on other duties too busy to spare more than small friendly exchanges. Only the Syrian squires for company and they are not much for conversation. Finally after a week you feel strong enough to leave, and Benicio plucks out your stitches. "Go with god," he said, handing you your tattered vestments.> head to St Anne's> go to the palace (roll 1d100, best of three)> go to Sabeen's camp
>>35361755>> head to St Anne'sand ask for Adelheid help to get into> go to the palace (roll 1d100, best of three)
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>35361755>> go to the palace (roll 1d100, best of three)
>>35361755>> head to St Anne'sFirst thing we do>> go to the palace (roll 1d100, best of three)Second thing
>>35361755Got to inform the queen about our prisoner.
>>35361755>> head to St Anne's
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>35361784
>>35361786why do we need to do that?
>>35361807potential piece of the puzzle, also she could arrange for the ransom.
>>35361807So she know everything she has to her disposal to get Wilhelm free
>>35361786I definitly want to do that, but first we should check in at the Abbey. We've been missing for over a week.
>>35361755 >> head to St Anne's
>>35361849True. Don't need Solobro assaulting and capturing the palace on his own.
You pull up the hood of your robe and give Benicio a smile as you leave. The old physician just waves you away.Truth, you had seen little of Raymond's hideaway, and you discovered soon enough it was not rightly his alone. It was a hospice, one for lepers, and run by the green crossed knights of Lazarus. You passed a stinking old woman all bound up in rags, being led by a young man in knightly garb with rags of his own on his face. He gives you a friendly nod as you pass.Suddenly you feel a paranoid itch in your chest, but try to ignore it as you quicken your step.Jerusalem was growing easier to navigate. You only had to find Jehoshaphat Road to find the way to St Anne's, and directions were freely given by a woman leading a mule to market.When you came walking through the church doors it was to no fanfare. Only a few novices were about, and lay people of no standing, to notice. And only one of them knew you.Etain seemed at least a little surprised, if not enthralled by your appearance. "Wasn't sure if you'd be back," she said, "Your friends have been in quite a stir, checking the streets for you." There was something different about her bearing, but you couldn't put a finger on it. "We've given your room over to a woman from Norway."> go find a companion (nominate)
>>35361985> go find a companion (nominate)Adelheid
>>35361985Solobro....are we about to be sold out?
>>35361985Etain got the D>Find Solomon and Adelheid With any luck, those two will be together.
>>35361985> go find a companion Solomon
>>35361985>> go find a companion (nominate)Solomon and/or Adelheid
You look for Solomon, and think to first check Adelheid's room. Sure enough he was there, with the nun as well. She worked at her desk, writing something. Solomon sat on her bed, a haggard look on his face.One that lifted at the sight of you."Brother," he came off the bed, and took you in a fierce embrace. You returned it. When he released you he was smiling and bright again. Cupped your head in his large hands. "You look older," he said, thumbing at your eyelids, "Are you sick?"You remembered the lepers and dearly hoped not. What you do is pull down your shirt, and show him your new scar. He whistles at the sight of it, runs a finger down it. It was pretty impressive, in your own opinion."That's a story," he said, "And no doubt explains where you have been these last days."> tell him your story> ask him what has happened since you had gone
Man, Raymond is some kind of sikrit agent ay?I bet he looks like tom cruise too
>>35362120>> tell him your story
>>35362120> tell him your storyThen ask Adelheid for help to get into the Palace and tell Solomon to check up on Sabeen's group
>>35362120> tell him your story
"I got caught in a bad place," you said, "One of Fulk's men. But he was dealt with by Sir Raymond, and they took me to a physician."It really wasn't much of a story, but the mention of Sir Raymond had Adelheid's attention as well. "We've been looking for that man," she said, "He has been a ghost. Some glimpses here and there, but we cannot find a house to put him to.""He's with the knights of St Lazarus," you said, "And wishes to stay there. He wants to arrange communication. People to ferry messages between our groups. Someone trustworthy."Solomon nodded. "Makes sense. But trust is rare currency, least of all in Jerusalem.""What's happened since I've been away?" you ask. The both scowled in time."Nothing good," Adelheid said, "A summons sent out for Count Hugh and Lord Gerard to explain their actions before the high court, and those talking out against the king have been attacked. Common folk and noble alike. I think the stress is building on Fulk and he might do something foolish."That didn't sound good."I'd hoped to go into the palace and speak with the queen," you said.Adelheid thought on it but shook her head. "I'd wait until the morrow. Ever since a number of Fulk's men have disappeared he has grown suspicious. I was subjected to a search just yesterday, most improperly I might add." She shuddered."We'll make up a new room for you," she said, "But be at peace Hugo, you are in the house of God and safe. Enjoy your afternoon."She ushered you out and Solomon waved a farewell just as the door closed behind you. The two were insatiable.> browse the Abbey for something interesting (roll 1d100, best of three)> go find someone you know (nominate)
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>35362232>> browse the Abbey for something interesting (roll 1d100, best of three)Adventures!
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>35362232
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>35362232>> browse the Abbey for something interesting (roll 1d100, best of three)girls?
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>35362232
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>35362232> browse the Abbey for something interesting (roll 1d100, best of three)
Holy shit Raymond ! Careful of this Raymond dude!
>>35362285he's a friend..... for now
You decide to check the Church for something interesting. Something about this all has left you feeling foul, and you stride down the corridor in a black mood. You spy Maggie slipping out of a room with a flushed face, smoothing her skirt. She gives you a smile and a wink as she passed.What the hell was that about? You wondered what was going on with them, suddenly missing the way they teased you earlier.You grumble, and head into the chapel.You find a woman kneeling at prayer, her head uncovered. She had dark brown locks trimmed short around her ears and a strong jaw, long lashes. Even kneeling you could see she was tall for a woman.She opened an eye and noticed you, smiled."Good day," she said in a fluting accent. She stood. Maybe she was not as tall as you'd thought, but she was taller than you. She wore simple pilgrim garb but it cut well, her rope belt forming the cloth about her hips more tightly than it otherwise would have."I am Helena, from Sweden way, and you?" she offered you a hand.> Hugo, from Germany> So you're the pilgrim that stole my room!
>>35362343>> Hugo, from Germany
>>35362343Kolbenz, Hugo Kolbenz
Ah. Tancred and his men have been busy distributing D.
>>35362383And Hugo passed up on it. The dumb boy.
>>35362343> Hugo, from Germany
>>35362343>> Hugo, from Germany>> So you're the pilgrim that stole my room!
Fuck Wilhelm is really missing a land of Opportunity
>>35362387Hugo has been busy getting shit done
"Hugo," you said, "Formerly of Germany.""Formerly?" she asked, cocking her head to the side. She had a wide, generous mouth and very blue eyes. It was always your brother's plan to settle in the Holy Land some where. That made it your plan too. Beat peeling carrots back at the tavern your mother worked at. She nodded. "You must be a new initiate, of course. I am something of a patron of the Church in my home land, though I've taken no vows," she said, "I have a husband instead, unfortunately. What I'd like but to give my life to the Church."Uh. Very interesting.She lit a candle and finished her prayer, making the sign of the cross. As she began to leave a squabble started in the corridor. Three initiates were brawling, cussing and striking each other. "This is a more rambunctious place than I thought it would be," she said, though not unhappily.What the squabble was about you couldn't say, but it was Maggie breaking it up. "Take sense girls, take sense. This is a house of god!"She earned a gob in the mouth from a skinny pale girl for that.> step in and break it up> just watch it unfold, who cares
>>35362471>> step in and break it upBehave yourself!
>>35362471Step in a grab a feel
>>35362471>> step in and break it up
>>35362471>> step in and break it upGod who would ever want to watch womenfolk fight......
>>35362471>Three initiates were brawling, cussing and striking each other.this is what ensures when there is insufficient supply of D
>>35362511how deplorable, rolling about like pigs in the mud
I have to ask, what does Levantine Knight mean?Landed knight?
>>35362520The Laventine is just the area we are in
>>35362520Knight from levant, syria
>>35362531>>35362533ah, that explains it. I was searched for the term as a whole.Thanks for the clarification.
You push into the melee and untangle the throng of girls with hard pushes and a glare."I'll kill you Margaret Ui Harra!" the skinny pale girl said, her eyes wild, "You vicious slut. We all know you're a whore, so don't act so pious. You deserve to die!"Maggie, already bleeding lightly, drew back from the girl in shock.Something in her words flared something up in you, and you bore down on the skinny girl. Who was she, some given to the Church shut-in?"Have you killed someone?" you demanded, grabbing the girl by the wrists. She was an age with you, and you pushed her to the wall. "Have you watched someone die, violently?" She cried at your grip and twisted her arms, not daring to kick at you. "I have killed men," you said, "I have killed...many men. And had men try to kill me. I have watched friends die. They die and its not good." You shook her, hard, and felt sick to your stomach. "You are a foolish girl. A foolish girl to want to kill some one, to want to see that! You are a fool!" You slapped her across the cheek. "A fool!""Hugo," you heard an Irish voice say your name, pull on your sleeve. Maggie and Etain, and newly met Helena, were pulling you off the girl, and you were crying."He was my friend!" you said, doubling over from the sick feeling in your gut, "And I watched em'. Watched 'em kill him. Trample him up." You fought your sobs."Come on now soldier, come on," Maggie said, pulling you away.> roll 1d100, average of three to try and regain your composure
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>35362622
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>35362622Fuck
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>35362622> roll 1d100, average of three to try and regain your composureHugo mad!
>>35362622Welf was to pure for this world.
>>35362630>>35362636>>35362641welp time to cry bitch tears and not get laid
>>35362630>>35362636>>35362641hugo pls.you squander all these god given opportunities
>>35362622Hooray for barely pubescent child soldiers!
>>35362670Reminds me of that ptsd thread with a retard that said medieval soldiers wont get ptsd
>>35362622Well shit Wilhelm gets over the Rhine & into deep royal shit while Hugo suffers PTSD
>>35362650Nah he'll get laid. They,the women, will see that he in emotionally damaged. Then they will fall in love and try to fix the broken man.
>>35362763>Nah he'll get laid>Implying Half-breed Koblenz's ever give the D>Implying they aren't cursed to be Harem MC as fuck
>>35362782Ichigo 100% mc laid m8Not even with the main girl
You just couldn't. You were just tired and heavy, your heart too heavy. You let the girls all gather you up, take you into a room. Your fear was coming out in thick tears and croaking sobs.For Welf, but more for you, and how you'd bled in the dirt of that alleyway, near dead. You had seen inside yourself and felt a brush of death, and saw nothing. You were only dimly aware of your robes being shed, and you heard the gasp."Mother Mary!" Etain's voice, high with shock."This lad has been through war," you felt a gentle hand along your scar, a mother's hand, "Aye, he's lucky to still be breathing. Hush now young warrior. No shame."She climbed into the bed and held you, running a hand over your bristly scalp."Will he be well?" Maggie asked."Oh aye," she said, "In time. Soldier's heart some call it. If you marry a fighting man you may needs deal with it one day, though its never quite the same with each. My father was never counted the same after coming back from war. A quieter man. Sad. He'd sit some days and stare at his scars, never talked of it much. My husband used to be sweet, but came back a man of rage and thunder. It is not meant for men to kill I think, as Jesus knew."You had nothing left in you, just a hollow feeling. Still sick, but like a stomach after it had vomited up the last bile. Now you just lay, with eyes closed, asleep but unable to sleep.You felt another person climb into the bed, wrap you on the other side."And I thought ye just a boy," Maggie said soft. She had a ring of sadness to her.You awoke very early, in the early morning dark. Maggie slumbered soft beside you, and Helena to the other. You carefully untangled yourself from between them, slipping out so as not to wake either.Etain sat by the door, watching you. She was awake."You're up," she spoke a gentle whisper.> sorry about that...outburst> what do you care?
>>35362821> sorry about that...outburstIt was not proper of us to do so
>>35362821>> sorry about that...outburst
>>35362821That I do...
>>35362699> medieval people didn't get ptsdO, my good lord, why are you thus alone? For what offence have I this fortnight been A banish'd woman from my Harry's bed? Tell me, sweet lord, what is't that takes from thee Thy stomach, pleasure and thy golden sleep? 900Why dost thou bend thine eyes upon the earth, And start so often when thou sit'st alone? Why hast thou lost the fresh blood in thy cheeks; And given my treasures and my rights of thee To thick-eyed musing and cursed melancholy? 905In thy faint slumbers I by thee have watch'd, And heard thee murmur tales of iron wars; Speak terms of manage to thy bounding steed; Cry 'Courage! to the field!' And thou hast talk'd Of sallies and retires, of trenches, tents, 910Of palisadoes, frontiers, parapets, Of basilisks, of cannon, culverin, Of prisoners' ransom and of soldiers slain, And all the currents of a heady fight. Thy spirit within thee hath been so at war 915And thus hath so bestirr'd thee in thy sleep, That beads of sweat have stood upon thy brow Like bubbles in a late-disturbed stream; And in thy face strange motions have appear'd, Such as we see when men restrain their breath 920On some great sudden hest. O, what portents are these? Some heavy business hath my lord in hand, And I must know it, else he loves me not.
>>35362851I know right?
>>35362821>Etain sat by the door, watching you. She was awake.Y-Yandere acquired?
>>35362821> sorry about that...outburst
You cannot help but cringe at your own behavior, and clutch your arm with self-conscious embarrassment. The girl just watched you."I-I am very sorry," you said, shuffling your feet, "That was wrong of me to do."She rose from her chair and stepped toward you, and touched you on the chin. She wore only her shift, and leaned forward, giving you a light kiss on the lips. Your first such."You've no need," she said, and kissed you again and you returned some of it this time, "Be happy Hugo, let's be happy for an hour." She drew you over toward her bed. She looked very wane, as if a breeze might just be enough to brush her apart. She sat upon her bed, and drew herself back, knee raised, her shift falling down around her waist.> join her on the bed> no, not like this
>>35362980>no, not like thisb-b-but muh virtuous chivalry
>>35362980> join her on the bed
>>35362980>> join her on the bed
>>35362980>No, not like this.She pities us, and she just had multiple rounds with other guys while we were out.
>>35362980> join her in bed.Aha its time for el pity sex
>>35362995Shhh anon, let her comfort him like only a woman can comfort a man
>>35362980>> no, not like this
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>35362980Holy shit, 1 is fuck her, 2 is nono
>>35362980important question.are we still in the same room as the sleeping girls?
>>35362980>no, not like this
>>35362980>> no, not like thisw-what about S-Sabeen?
>>35363022Mmmkay dice god
>>35363028Yes. No, there is no orgy button.
>>35362980>> no, not like thisWe do not need her pity.
>>35363037>other peopleWell, nevermind.
>>35363037welp Orgy or bust then
>>35363033She is a fleeting dream anonA forbidden fruitThe cuckold, the blue balls>join her in the bed
>>35363037okay. no i think hugo has more swnse then to bonk the bgirl.not when theres two others sleeping here.>>35362980>> no, not like this
>>35363043this guy gets it>35362980> no, not like this
>>35362980> no, not like this
I'm all for not doing it, but Christ Almighty, why all the samefagging?
Join her, maybe its not sexualLets approach this like a Harem MC
>>35363077Did it double post on me or did someone else find out there would be no orgy at the same time?
>>35363080Deus Vault 13
>>35362980>> no, not like thist-too l-lewd 4 me
>>35363101cant you see the messages are different? two anons posted at the exact same time
Shit son, get a grip, drowning yourself out in a woman's embrace isn't the answer!
Im pretty sure we only have 7-9 posters
>>35363124what are you talking about? it's been a Koblenz remedy for centuries!
>>35362980>> join her on the bedJust doing what brother would had done
>>35363124But sure hell you can snuggle thoWho can reject snuggling?
>>35363139but Hugo isn't Wilhelm anon he has more virtue than that!
>>35363151He was tossing while peeking at wilhelm. Would you deny him another opportunity to wet his d?
>>35363151You mean he has a bigger dick?
>>35363165yes because being Hugo is suffering
>>35363165not with an audience, i honestly believe
You draw away from her, a strange rush of emotions. "You're a lovely girl," you said, very lovely, "But I can't."Etain gave you eyes that looked so hurt, and she folded in on herself. "Aye," she said, and pulled a blanket 'round her shoulder, "Aye."You slipped out the room and went to the chapel, took a knee before an image of St Anne. You bowed your head and said a prayer.Soon though you are joined by another. Maggie took a knee beside you, and gave you a tired smile. "You're a good man Hugo," she said.Am I? you thought. You didn't think of yourself as a man. A man would have laughed at death and buried himself deep in a willing girl without a second thought. Your brother would have.Maggie looked up to the icon of St Anne, Grandmother of Christ."Thank you for standin' with me," she said, "I know what they say about me. But the truth is..." she laughed, it was short and bitter. "They call me a whore but I've never done more 'an most of 'em and less than others." She laughed but it wasn't with much humour.> can I trust you Maggie?> keep silent
>>35363187> can I trust you Maggie?
>>35363187Can I trust you Maggie?Also fuck, we hurt another woman's feeling
>>35363187>> can I trust you Maggie?
>>35363187>> keep silent
>>35363187Jesus christ anon was right being Hugo is suffering. Giant scar across chest. Male pattern baldness. D dry as a bone.> can I trust you maggie?
>>35363187>Can I trust you Maggie?
>>35363225He's not balding, though - he just had to get one of those faggy haircuts to help with the monk disguise.>>35363205Better than getting syphilis or some shit.
You looked at the young woman. She had a quirk to her smile that seemed a touch wicked, and a glint in her eye that boys come to notice in particular girls, but now her eyes were sober, and her smile hard. She looked in ways more like the men-at-arms you'd met than the other novices and nuns."Can I trust you Maggie?" you asked, though you already felt you could."Can you trust me?" she asked, looking at you. A bit of that wicked grin return. "Aye, mayhap you can."You may need to discuss it with Solomon and Adelheid first, but you thought her the right choice. She would act as your courier with Sir Raymond.The day soon dawns and you are scrubbing the sleep from your eyes. Many are cautious around you, giving you funny looks and stepping lightly as you pass, but the men-at-arms and warriors give you respectful nods. Tancred in particular gives you a familiar cuff to the shoulder, almost fatherly.Solomon is out of Adelheid's room, stretching in the courtyard. Adelheid watched him from a stone bench, only dimly aware of your presence. You cough to catch her attention, and her eyes snap around."Shall we be off to visit our friend?" she asked, standing from the stone bench.> let's go> not yet
>>35363305> not yetFirst talk about using her a courier
>>35363305> not yetsuggest maggie and GO AND APOLOGISE TO ETAIN
>>35363305>> not yet>>35363318but how?i'm sorry for not fucking you?
>>35363318This please.Make no enemies, mend all hearts.
>>35363329Hugo is love, hugo is life
>>35363328By telling her that everything just so messed up that he didn't want to risk getting risk to anyone. Brother's gone and he almost died, and then he broke down and cried - apologize, say that under different circumstance we would have.Everyone seems to forget that he's still just a kid.
>>35363378>all those errorsI need sleep.
"Not just yet," you say, and make your case for Maggie. Adelheid is suspicious at first, but something about the way you talk has her nodding."If you think we can trust her, I can trust her," she said, "Now shall we go?""One more thing," you said, and backed away. You had to make amends, for a girl you'd embarrassed.You found her scrubbing the floor of the chapel, hard puffs as she worked her morning chores."Can we speak, Etain?" you asked."As I work," she replied, attacking the stains that befouled the shrine to St Anne."I'm sorry about this morning," you said, "It was just-""A bad time for it, I know," she said, and then muttered something in her home tongue, "To be bold for once and turned aside is no easy thing, but I don't hate ye Hugo." She sat back, sweating but satisfied the stain was gone. Then she looked up at you. "But we could a had somethin' special. Somethin' I ain't ever offered no man before." She moved to the next stain and started to work with frustrated grunts. Ignoring you whole, but smiling at her work.That was as good as you felt things could be for now, and you returned to Adelheid."And now, finally, are we off?" she asked, tapping her foot impatiently.> yes (roll 1d100, average of three)
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>35363497y-yes
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>35363497>> yes (roll 1d100, average of three)
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>35363497
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>35363497Time to meet that dead guard's ghost on the way to the palace
>>35363503>>35363505>>35363510>43oh ye gods
>/tg/ in charge of rolling dice
>>35363497>VirginOh fuck me. Guess it's better we didn't though - could have messed with our reputation, and we got Maggie to help us because of it
>>35363533>Hugo>Reputationkek you so funny anon
>>35363503>>35363505>>35363510From beyond the grave:Oi, you! Stop!
>>35363539He is by far the most virtuous character we've seen. No rep is still rep, anon. We don't want to get bad cred so soon.
Going to take a short break, be back soon. (about an hour)
>>35363497>>35363225>>35363173I'm done for this thread. I hope being a pious christian will grant Hugo divine intervention when he needs it
>>35363618honestly I don't get why we keep pushing him to be uber pious when he's already said he doesn't put too much faith in it. > You'd seen enough people die to know prayer offered little help in their survival. You'd killed enough men now to know that their last prayers meant nothing compared to your spear in their gut. Or their throat. Or their eye.
>>35363778In this case it wasn't right. We've seen Hugo as abit shy. Hes not going to do the deed with other people in the same room.
>>35363778Classic Paladin morale dilemmaIf we pass it, we will have a holy avenger
>>35363793Pass what. Hugo may be shy but he is in no way pious enough to be some kind of paladin. as this anon said last thread before that previous post by OP. >so basically Hugo is a less charismatic Willhelm with less reverence for the hereafter?We should make Hugo more rugged and get his WAR up. We know he's a big pussy when he's already a better fighter than wilhelm. We should push his character arc to make him more confident in his abilities not make god his crutch.
>>35363842Getting there. All these near-death situations will be an impetus for him to seek out even more ways to pump and train his war. Winning honours on the field on battle will pump his confidence.Now we just need to stop rolling shit.
>>35363842hang in there anon we'll get there, honestly depending on Wilhelms trial I see it going two ways: if Wilhelm survives Hugo goes on to become something of a white knight (maybe with Swan Iconography) and generally a decent human being, on the other I can see him going full Black knight & spitting upon the church if Wilhelm goes to the gallows.
>>35363842>Pass what.The test of faith?
Op is kill?
>>35363985OP accepted an invitation to be happy for an hour.
>>35363985He is awakening his inner Koblenz and dispensing liquid justice to classy ladies at the moment
The Tower of David, the seat of King Fulk, and you were walking in yet again. Armed only with monk robes and a shaved head. You had been on a lion hunt, and this felt more dangerous. You walk with Adelheid, properly dressed in her habit and wimple, striding confidently through the gates.Templars and Hospitallers both made common ground in the courtyards of the palace. Some knights of Lazarus also, but mostly it was common soldiery in the silver and gold of Jerusalem. You recognised some faces from Wilhelm's arrest. You recognised Sir Blaise the Templar with his white and red crossed eye patch. He talked with another Templar you were familiar with, Sir Joyce. Sir Joyce's eyes caught yours and he frowned, a flash of recognition on his face. But you were lucky, he said nothing.You watched a crowd surround two men, who matched spears in a bout. "Elias! Elias!" they called for the younger man, who was a handsome man of broad chest and red hair. "Prince Elias!"The older moved his spear to check a blow. They were both experts. "Joscelin!" some men in unknown livery called, but their aged patron couldn't match the younger prince. Soon he had a spear tip at his throat, and was forced to concede."The king's son is a mighty warrior," one soldier remarked."He'd make a fine king, too," his fellow added.You continued to follow Adelheid. One soldier swaggered up, and clapped her hard on the rump, gripping her arse."It's a sin that such sweat meat is forbidden," the soldier slurred, pushing Adelheid back 'til she was against the wall. The man seemed drunk, and tugged at her wimple with his other hand. > intervene!> do nothing
>>35364031Intervene ! > inb4 BLAAAAIIISSEEEE
>>35364031>> intervene!APPLY LEG TO BALLS
>>35364045>>35364057>>35364060Her patron is a princess, you dunces. Contain you shonen.
>>35364081nowe SIMON! now
REMOVE TEMPLARS FROM PREMISES
You grab his wrist and try to pull him off, and earn a back hand for it. "Little eunuch," he spat at you, before turning his eyes back on Adelheid. You come up and tackle the man and he roars as you grab him round the belt, throw your leg between his and toss him over your hip.If he had not been drunk it might not have worked, but he toppled slow and sure, arms pin wheeling out as he fell. He crashed with a thud and a groan, kicking limply at you. The soldiers laughed, and with them the prince."A fierce little terrier you have there!" he said, spear slung over his shoulder. He cuffed your head. "A lady should be so lucky.""He should be lucky I did not bring my mastiff," Adelheid replied. She curtsied. "Prince Elias of Anjou, it is good to see you. We were not expecting you for some time."Elias smiled. "Oh yes, you are my little step-sister's tutor. I remember you now," he took her by the hand and bowed with a kiss, "Be sure to keep her safe from more rouges like that German. I'd hate to have more competition now that she's given up the Church."What did he mean by that?Elias strode off, hailing the Templars.Adelheid gave a small hiss. "That man is bad news," she said, but took back to the path. You dogged her steps through an ornate corridor and round a flight of steps, 'til you came to a familiar chamber.Theodore looked especially grey today. He bowed low. "Welcome," he said, his voice very shaky."You are well Theodore?" Adelheid asked with no small concern."A cold my dear," he said with a smile.He admitted you both, and you saw pretty Hodierna and little Baldwin. Baldwin played with a toy knight and horse, showing it to his aunt."Very nice my prince," she said. He saw you and stumbled over, pushed you hard."You're it!" he said, and stumbled off with a giggle.> chase the prince> no time for games
>>35364142>> chase the prince
>>35364142>> no time for gamesSorry little prince
>>35364142>> chase the princeSigh.Indulge the prince abit.
>>35364142> chase the prince
>>35364142I do not like this Elias> chase the prince> Implying Hugo isn't going to teach Baldwin how to fight
>>35364142> no time for gamesrunnin gis dangerous. I'd hate for him to trip and we get executed
>>35364171Big Bro is going to need to step up his WAR as well.
>>35364216Nah he got BENEVOLENCE on his side, he don't need no puny war
You hitch up your robes and chased after the prince. He gave a high pitched squeal of delight. You ran just fast enough to keep him running, but not so fast you caught him.Hodierna clapped. "Go Winnie, go!" she cheered. Finally you caught him and he gave a grunt and smiled, crashing on the floor. He sat up with his gap toothed grin, tugged your robe. He pulled out a piece of pear and offered it to you. Being a royal, and the crown-prince at that, you could not refuse him. You took the mushed up pear, wolfed it down."And what brings you today?" Hodierna asked Adelheid.She looked to you.> I'd like to see the queen> I'd like to see my brother
>>35364226Not if it comes down to a duel between suitors.Which you know it probably will.
>>35364216Hes balls deep in CHA and STD, might aswell go all the way
>>35364235>> I'd like to see the queenand hear if it is possible if we can> I'd like to see my brother
>>35364235>> I'd like to see the queen>> I'd like to see my brother>>35364236>implying the Koblenz smile would allow that
>>35364235>> I'd like to see the queenWhat issues do we need to bring up?
>>35364235Queen, brother needs to be freed.
>>35364246We got the caliphs cousin and a noble muslims corpse we can use as leverage for the trial
>>35364235>QueenTo ask if meeting brother is fine as part of the convo
>>35364236>duel between suitorsLeave politics out of politics?
>>35364250Was Hugo privy to knowledge of where the raiders came from? Maybe he can offer that information.
>>35364235Queen, need to tell them about the Caliph's cousin
>>35364268he knows who they are but not why they attacked. Or atleast not at the start. Now it is pretty obivious
>>35364289But does he know of the stuff like the instructions to bring the Lady to the Man of the Mountains?
>>35364246We found Raymond, for one.
>>35364295Well he was there when the guy told us about it.
"We'd like to talk to the Queen," you said. Hodierna nodded. "And maybe my brother, if I can?"Hodierna smiled. "Of course. I can arrange that.""We can send for drinks while we wait," she said, motioning to a chair for you to sit. You sit and pull your legs up. You were still pretty miserable from last night. A steward came with a jug of cordial, and poured you a glass before leaving, the jug remaining on the table. It was elderberry, very sweet.Baldwin did some tumbling. It must be very boring for him some times, you thought. Cooped up here with no other boys to play with. He didn't seem to have a friend outside his aunts and cousin. You look to Hodierna. She really was quite beautiful, as much as her sisters. Perhaps more so, than Alice at least. And yet she was already mid-twenties and still unmarried.Raymond meant to make a bid for her hand, though he was some years her junior.> ask Hodierna why she has yet to wed> keep your mouth shut, its a rude question
>>35364372>> keep your mouth shut, its a rude question
>>35364372> keep your mouth shut, its a rude question>Captchas face when
>>35364372>> ask Hodierna why she has yet to wedBut phrase it nicely.More closer to: 'if she is waiting for someone in particular'
>>35364372>Just make some small talk
>>35364395>angering the Christmas cakeasking for it.jpg
>>35364395Anon this is really a case of stay quiet and only talk if talked to situation
>>35364372> keep your mouth shut, its a rude question
>>35364372Hugo pls, shut your boyslut mouth
You decide it was best not to inquire. She might take the question the wrong way.You drank more of your cordial and let the silence stretch out. The Queen was taking some time. Hodierna stifled a cough and drank some of her own, eventually pouring a cup for Baldwin as well."Now don't spill it Winnie!" she said with a chiding finger, "Your nice new tunic was very expensive. There are poor boys in Damascus that will kill to own a shirt so nice." The little boy took her warning seriously, drinking slow and carefully.She huffed. "I feel like all my time is spent with children," she sad, "I'm a royal nanny.""Uh," you replied around your cup."So Squire Hugo, tell me," she leaned against the table, a bright smile on her face, "How are you enjoying Jerusalem?"> It's...uh...nice> not at all> laugh into your cup and try to ignore your fresh scar
>>35364493>> It's...uh...niceHugo, master of small talk
>>35364493> not at allPray, fight, break up nuns
>>35364493>laugh into your cup
>>35364520>Pray, fight, break up nunsSounds like a pretty good time to me
>>35364493>> not at allbe truthful.
>>35364520>beat not crush in wrassling,>get almost cut in half, >suffer PTSDyeah It's been alright
>>35364493> not at all
Are we going to NTR Raymond?
>>35364526This is Hugo here. He came to squire around.
>>35364493>> not at all
>>35364493>Write in"It has been....complicated"
>>35364543really doubt that.
>>35364568This is gewd
>>35364493"Truthfully I fear the stress may rob me of my hair."
>>35364596My sidesOh LawdMuh sides
>>35364596Joker Knight incoming!
>>35364596top kek anon
>>35364596Fucking do it
>>35364596HistoricalFiction please this
>>35364678>>35364658>>35364648>>35364646>>35364641>>35364637>>35364629>>35364624>>35364609>>35364694You can stop samefagging now guys
>>35364700Anon pls, I only samefag twice
You blinked, and thought on all your adventures. The near deaths, the rape threats, the break down. You thought about wrestling with Sabeen. You thought about the awful hair cuts. You thought about the lepers. Mostly you thought - "I think it's making me go bald," you said the thought out loud, just staring into your cup and the dim bald reflection in it.Hodierna and Adelheid exchanged a look."A ringing endorsement of our city," she replied with a very forced chuckle.You coughed, and took another sip. This sitting in rooms and talking to women was more your brother's thing. You were meant for riding horses and scouting for enemies in the hinterland, scrabbling over rocks with only your tough little horse for company, a knife ready to deal with any surprises. Alone, with the safety of your friends hanging on your shoulders. It was where you were most at ease."The Queen!" Theodore's strained voice called."Oh do get some rest Theo!" you heard the Queen say just as she entered, an admonishing look for the sick old man, "I have a dozen young bucks that are keen to guard my door.""A soldier does not rest when-" but the door closed on his reply.The Queen heaved a sigh, smoothing the front of her dress across her chest. "Men can be so disgustingly stubborn some times," she said."Women can be a pain as well," Hodierna replied, "So don't think the alternative is any more pleasant."You squirmed in your chair at the sight of the Queen. She wore her hair up today, held with silver pins. It must be some new fashion. And she had a warm smile for you."And what is the purpose of your visit Squire Hugo?" she asked, "Some news, or just the pleasure of my company?"> tell her about Raymond> tell her about your prisoner> ask after Wilhelm> just here for your pleasure m'lady. I mean the pleasure, of you. Your company, that is
>>35364792> tell her about your prisoner
>>35364792first> tell her about your prisonerthen> tell her about Raymondand finally> ask after Wilhelm
>>35364792> ask after Wilhelm> tell her about Raymond> tell her about your prisonerIn that order
>>35364792>> tell her about Raymond>> tell her about your prisonerOn Her Majesty's Secret Service first, of course.
>>35364792> tell her about Raymond> tell her about your prisoner> ask after Wilhelm
>>35364792"Although the pleasure of your company is very welcome, I would not dream of wasting your precious time."> tell her about your prisoner> ask after Wilhelm
>>35364839Seconding >"Although the pleasure of your company is very welcome, I would not dream of wasting your precious time."
>>35364839Adding something like that write in would be good
>>35364792>> tell her about Raymond>> tell her about your prisoner
>>35364839Although maybe not in those exact words, add something like this please HF
>>35364839Or how about we just cut to the point and leave out that kind of bullshit?
>>35364839this is too damn smooth for Hugo
>>35364954Because she's the fucking Queen, that's why.
>>35364968Hugo needs to be smooth, especially with the Queen.
>>35364968It would be appropriate dialogue for Wilhelm, but I can't really see Hugo being quick enough on his feet to say it.
>>35364839pls no, Historical writes better character dialogue then you
>>35364987Wilhelm might be able to think of something like that, but not Hugo.
>>35364987yes but is he Koblenz smooth>>35364989my point exactly Anon was channeling Willhelm not thirteen year old Hugo
>>35364989He's in front of the Queen, he needs to git gud, so we should git him gud.
>>35364989He has followed his brother into multiple audiences. Something like this as a the first platitude should be easy enough for Hugo. Its for stuff after there where he might start tripping up.
>>35365002>>35364999>>35364998>>35364989>>35364987>>35364973>>35364968>>35364968Guys, HF usually edits write ins so they match the character anyway, so stop fucking smucking about with incharacter out of character bullshit
Honestly, HF's one of the better writers on /tg/. I think more a ons should focus on the substance of the write-ins rather the form as HF can always do better anyway.
>>35365030HF understands that, so you know, that's why he re-wrote the last write in.
"Your pleasure is company...is that is your company is very pleasurable," you said, "B-but I'm not here for pleasure." You tried to sound like your brother, but your crack of puberty in your voice broke the illusion before you could really start and you stumbled over your words. You bury your face in your cup and try to ignore their maternal smiles. The line had been so smooth in your head."I might have remembered something, it could be important for my brother," you set aside your cup, "In our camp outside the city we have a prisoner named Mehmed ibn Omar, cousin of the Caliph of Egypt.""Al-Hafiz?" she didn't smile, "He is weak. And while this is not nothing, it will not move Fulk over much. If you had caught some noble of Damascus mayhap. But he holds no fear of Egypt.""We also have the corpse of Shams ibn Shams, and he is a Turk," you said."Well, that we can trade for something," she said, "The Moslems are particularly proud of how they handle their dead. If his remains are treated with care, we might gain some good favour with this gesture.""A-and also!" your news was not impressing her as you had hoped, "I've found Sir Raymond! He is safe, a-and he wants to marry your sister! He told me so!"The Queen and Hodierna exchanged a look. "More suitors for Iovetta? It hasn't even been a month.""No, not Judith!" you pointed, "Her!"(cont.)
>>35365134>"Your pleasure is company...is that is your company is very pleasurable,"
>>35365134>If his remains are treated with care, we might gain some good favour with this gesture.We need an embalmer to go outside, guys.Or maybe not, two weeks an all that.
>>35365168Well it is hot. It might have dried up.
>>35365179Weren't they saying it smells terrible?
>>35365168>>35365179I think a sabeen would have done something, being of their kind after all
>>35365134Them Zhu Xing man
>>35365220>>35365155Do people actually act like that in real life? I mean I trip over words sometimes but not that bad
>>35365134>Dat spaghettitruly Hugo is Zhu Xing reborn>>35365168>>35365179>>35365197Shit....>>35365199why do you think they only have 10 lancers instead of 100 anon?
"Me?" Hodierna said, eyes wide and cheeks puffed."Her?" Melisende added. They looked to each other for a long second. Then they burst into laughter. "T-The poor hound. Sniffing at the wrong tree." She wiped a tear from her eye, a deep honest chuckle from her lips. She mustered herself soon though, or near about to muster. "But still, Pons is a friend and his son may be a good ally to have. What think you Hod?" she asked with a broad smile.Hodierna shrugged. "So long as Rose can accompany me, I do not mind," she said, "But let it be a few years from now. They boy can wait.""The boy can wait," Melisende agreed, still bubbling a little with mirth. She looked back to you, crossed her legs and planted her hands on her knee, "And is there anything else?""Uh, I'd hoped to see my brother, if I may," you said.Melisende's smile slipped. "I am not sure that can be done right now. My husband watches everyone, me most of all. Perhaps something can be arranged on another day, and I will send for you when it can, but not today. Fulk watches that cell very closely, though he does no harm to the one inside it."Your heart fell at the news, but Melisende touched your arm, noting your crestfallen features. "Be of good cheer. Though you have not spared him a trial, you have given us good chances. It is only a game of waiting, and hope that nothing mad happens in the mean time."She leaned back, Hodierna pouring her a cool cup of elderberry cordial. "Now is there anything else?" she asked.> no my lady> could I at least see Judith?
>>35365256> could I at least see Judith?
>>35365234You'd be surprised. A good mix of Malaprop and spoonerism can have you saying dumb shit when you're nervous.
>>35365256>Write in"I do not think seeing Judi- Iovetta will be the best idea considering what you have said, but could you tell me how she has been taking this?"
>>35365234I think so, my friend is prone to it
>>35365282Mala what and spooner who?
>>35365304This seems like the best idea, visiting her won't give much else.
>>35365256also could we ask her if she knows how our brother is holding up?
>>35365256>> no my ladyWe can get Iovetta through Adelheid
>>35365304Good one since Judith might have been watched by the king
>>35365304eh why not
>>35365256So is Hodierna a lesbian then?
"It's probably not a good idea to see her, but could you tell me how Judith-sorry, Princess Iovetta, is doing?" you asked, "A-and tell her we're all thinking about her too, and hope she is well."Melisende took a deep breath. "My baby sister is getting better, in a way," she said, "She has stopped crying so much, but I'm worried she's planning something foolish. She has been trying to smuggle things to the stables. I think she's planning a rescue. Very romantic, but damned short sighted." She rubbed at her temple and sighed. "I do not think she trusts me as much as she used to. And Fulk bringing his damned son to court her has not helped. My husband is many things. Subtle is not one of them." She looked over to her son and wore a worried frown, a hint of fear in her eye. She slipped out of her chair and gestured to the boy. "Come give mommy a hug my little prince!" She said, and the boy trotted over very regally to embrace his mother. But then she was tickling his arm pits and he was squealing with laughter, and she was laughing too, but with a nervous edge to it."Oh my little duckling," she said, burying her face in his hair, "Promise me you'll be a good man.""I promise," he said with great solemnity, but then she blew into his hair, making him laugh again. Then she looked up to you."My son could use friends," she said, "Would you be a friend to him, Squire Hugo?"> I'll be his friend> I'll serve him well
>>35365465>> I'll be his friend
>>35365465> I'll be his friendHow weird would it be to have a monk go mounted?
>>35365465>I'll be his friendHe'll have enough people serving him
>>35365465>I-I'll be his friend
>>35365465>I"ll be a friend
>>35365465> I'll be his friendoh god I shudder to think what the kingdom will be like with a Koblenz trained Baldwin in charge
>>35365523He smooth talks all the muslims into surrendering and converting to christianity
>>35365538A Christian Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb
>>35365538And then catches a spear to the chest because we rolled 3 20s in a row.
>>35365556And still somehow manages to survive
>>35365523Bard princeCharming those muslim princesses with all his wilesBtw is he the future lame king of jerusalem?
>>35365568Nah he's 60-70 odd years down the line
>>35365568Hes not. This is Baldwin the 3rd.The one who fought against his mummy. Maybe with some help we'll prevent that.
You looked at the small grinning boy. He had no idea what the world was. A complete innocent. But for how much longer?You nodded. "I'll be his friend," you said.Melisende gave a smile, reached up and kissed you lightly on the cheek. "A friend of my son is a friend of mine," she said, smiling wider as you burned red. She drew a cloth from up her sleeve, a silver cloth with gold embroidery, and handed it to you. "Take my favour, so that others might know you are my friend," she said, with a subtle tip of her head.You put the silk cloth up your sleeve and nodded. You think you understood.Now it was best for you to leave. "Say goodbye to Hugo," Hodierna prompted little Baldwin."Goodbye Hugo!" he said, waving you off. You returned it with a small wave of your own.As Adelheid joined you out the doors and began to leave the palace, you noted someone as you crossed the courtyard.Orlando. Walking free and wearing the colours of King Fulk.> try to avoid being seen by him (roll 1d100, average of three)> follow him with great care (roll 1d100, average of three)
>>35365589We've already fucked up the timeline by preventing Iovetta from going to a convent
>>35365589I honestly think we should avoid discussing actual events of the era lest we get stuck in endless meta flinging like TKQ.I like that less people know the details of the era in this quest.
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>35365619>Orlando. Walking free and wearing the colours of King Fulk.Orlando you son of a bitch> try to avoid being seen by him (roll 1d100, average of three)
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>35365619>> try to avoid being seen by him (roll 1d100, average of three)>endless meta flinging like TKQI sighed
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>35365619>> follow him with great care (roll 1d100, average of three)What is he up to?
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>35365619>> follow him with great care (roll 1d100, average of three)Also, that BASTARD!
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>35365619Sasuga Orlando. Called it. >avoid being seen
>>35365619> try to avoid being seen by him (roll 1d100, average of three)YOOOOOU DIIIRTY TRAIIIIITOR
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>35365619>> follow him with great care (roll 1d100, average of three)Dammit Orlando, why are you always the loose cannon
>>35365651I told you guys not to take Orlando in. I told you to leave that fuckup in the gutter.
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>35365619>follow him with great care
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>35365619>> follow him with great care (roll 1d100, average of three)
>>35365651I guess this is how he will get his landsSince his cousin is already in the queen's sidesFking Orlando
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>35365619Follow Orlando
>>35365674I guess he was rusing when he said we handled Orlando well
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>35365619>> follow him with great care (roll 1d100, average of three)I really really reallllly do hope hes doing a i'm-just-here-to-find-out-more-information-from-this-side routine.You swore an oath Orlando. An Oath to guard your rightful Queen and the Kingdom from predation both from within and without.
>>35365713the man didn't seem to be much of a stand-up guy AND we did pick him up to make use of his claim.I really wanted to do ''building character'' moment with him like Cao cao did with Xu chu fucker doesn't deserve it now though.
>>35365674Did you guys not see this coming after our capture? He moaned and groaned about his lands, got drunk and felt looked down on by Wilhelm. Then Wilhelm got them both caught and his band scattered to the winds. The conspiracy is unraveled and his cousin is in the hot seat. He swore the oath too sure, but it'd be easy enough to weasel out of it. There is a small chance that he hasn't actually switched loyalty, but its easy to doubt.
Welp, now we are back to the original trio of permanent companions.Solomon, Franz, and HugoThat means room to recruit more at a later time
>>35365744Lets see what his deal is first before we fully condemn him. I really don't want him to be that type of turncoat.
>>35365756I did. I am not suprised by it but still dissapointed in him
>>35365756It was a possibility but It was a likely thing.
HF,What if by some reason Hugo was to die, how would the game proceed?
Doubt Orlando is getting anything. Those lands are for meant for others.
>>35365837well if he ''Is'' a ''Kings man'' there's no reason to displace him is there?
>>35365837If he has betrayed us it is most likely the king is playing him like Wilhelm plays a harp
>>35365825Probably a PoV switch back to Willem, then if he gets killed in the trial we might become Solobro or Sabeen or the quest might just be kill.Imagine becoming Orlando.
>>35365858Jesus christ how horrifying
>>35365858>Next thread takes place 16 years after>we play as the bastard child of Wilhelm and Chiri>Go Inigo montoya on the king
>>35365883>The king is dead >Second crusade got fucked up >Baldwin is kill>lovetta is either being raped by Elias or in a covenant>Grizzled Solobro training Wilhelms bastardI could dig it though the feels would be Immense
>>35365848Depends. From the King's faction's perspective, Orlando is a recent addition and who bring naught to the table. Lands will likely still go to the frank lords that King Fulk favours until they ascertain Orlando's loyalty or they see that hes not a cock.
>>35365848Of course there is. Give land to foreigners to draw more investments into the latin kingdom.The King can pay knights easily. Hardly bad to be near all the court nobles either.
>>35365756There was a lot of discussion about it when we first got arrested and it was pretty common consensus that he might flip.
"Sister, excuse me," you said, ducking away from Adelheid. You kept your head lowered, earning a 'lucky rub' from one guard, but keeping Orlando from noticing you. You followed him through a corridor and around a bend. He seemed quite oblivious to your shadowing him. You follow him down a flight of steps, until you come to a row of bolted doors.A guard sat out the front of the door."Here to see the prisoner again sir?" the guard asked."Yes," he said, "Of course."The guard nodded, got up and wandered down the hall, whistling as he went. Orlando slid open a slate to look into the cell."How are you today Wilhelm?" he said.Your brother's name pricked at your ears, you inched closer, as close as you dared."Oh, I'm quite well," you heard him say, "The service here is consistent at least, two meals a day and fresh straw to sleep on. Really I couldn't ask for more." You heard him laugh. "Well, perhaps a couple things. My woman, first and foremost. But also I'd just like my hands around your throat right now."Orlando blanched. "Do not be that way my friend," he said, "This is not forever. I am your advocate out here. I am working for your release.""You're working for yourself, you rat," you saw the door visibly shake under the kick of your brother's foot, "It all comes back to the same thing with you."Orlando had the grace to look ashamed. "If it was just my lands it would be nothing," he said, clutching at the bar, "But he has promised me Sidon, Wil, Sidon! If I'll just give him Hugh and my cousin, and the other highborns. Not you Wil, you are just a footnote. When I have Sidon I will have you released into my service, you will be free.""Damn you Orlando!" you saw Orlando retreat as a hand reached through the bar, "Damn you, oath breaker, traitor! I do not want you! I do not want your freedom!"
"You do not think they would let you have her, did?" he said in a voice very soft, eyes quite wide, "She is a princess of Jerusalem. See reason my friend."He said it in German, a language Orlando did not speak. "You loveless fool. You do not know her, not as I do. It is not for others to let her do anything or give her to anyone." Then he laughed, and you worried for him. He spoke next in Greek, his voice strong and calm. "I pity you Orlando," he said, "It was pity for you then, and it is pity for you now. You are still that lost, friendless boy. But more friendless than ever, I think.""Stay strong my friend," Orlando said, his face tight with shame and anger, "I will ensure you are pardoned." Then he called back the guard, and walked away with head bowed low.> get out of the palace (roll 1d100, best of three)
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>35366061> get out of the palace (roll 1d100, best of three)
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>35366061
>>35365858>>35365873Y'all have two sisters.
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>35366061Good to know Big Brother is keeping strong at least.Get out of the palace and please don't run into Blaise.
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>35366061Everything is not as it seems I see.
>>35366082and then Hugo was Altair>>35366089Shhh HF. Dont ruin my dramatic scenario
>>35366089Yes! the Imouto ruse cruise still lives!>Not teaming up with lovetta to remove kebab
>>35366089So we'd go to Germany again?
>>35366123>Travel to the Holy Land as one of Will's sisters>Seduce Orlando and strangle him while in bed with him.>Go Kill Bill on all who murdered our brothers
>>35366061orlando, you should have died in wief's place you bastard.
>>35366152>Not teaming up with the assassins to go full ass creed>Not having assassination shenanigans with BLAISSSSSSSSSSSSE!!!
>>35366182We can do all of it Anon
>>35366182Ooh.. damn.. remember that Templar chick in Ass Creed.Aahh might be onto something.. wrong time period but still!
>>35366195>wrong time period>Implying reverse trapping isn't pan epochs tier rusing
>>35366089How old are they?
>>35366245one coming up twelve & the other I think is younger than that
>>35366245the oldest is twelve if i remember correctly
You casually walk away. No one gives you trouble or cries out. You pass by the courtyard, and in it spot a broad grey man speaking with Prince Elias. He has a hard slab of a face, as if it were carved from ringed wood, and wore a fierce beard. He had eyes set deep under a heavy brow. He was of a height with the Prince. No, he was a little taller. A little more muscled despite his age. He was missing two fingers on his right hand, just the very tips. He did not wear his crown, but he did not have to. The way the prince wilted under his stare, the way he carried his shoulders as if a weight were rested across them. A weight no man should bear but had to bear none the less.King Fulk.You pulled up your hood and walked faster."I do not know who is worse," you heard him say. He did not yell, but his voice carried. "The vultures at my borders, or the ones in my home. It will be Zengi or the Count of Jaffa that ruins this realm.""Perhaps the one in your bed," Prince Elias said."Mind your tongue," the king replied, a sudden flash of anger in his voice, "None shall speak ill of my Queen. She is Jerusalem."You kept walking.You found Adelheid waiting outside, and walked with her back to the church.You were troubled by what you'd heard. Orlando had been an odd friend, but a friend none the less. Your heart was clutched by a vice, you did not know what to do.> speak with a companion (nominate)> reflect in private
>>35366384Speak with Adelhid since she's the most politically connected
>>35366384> reflect in privateBetter not mention he 2 for 1. Gets people stingy.
>>35366384>> speak with a companion (nominate)Sabeen, we must inform her of what happened.
>>35366384> speak with a companion (nominate)Solomon with Adelheid, tell them of Orlando. But make sure Solomon doesnt do anything stupid
>>35366384>>35366408This, and ask what he meant by her giving up the church
>>35366424Can we pick her? She's not in the Churh
>>35366384>> speak with a companion (nominate)Tancred we should be gitting gud & stronk!
>>35366441>tell Tancred someone plans to sell his lordAnon, come on
>>35366384> speak with a companion (nominate)We should pretty much hold a council with all of our companions in the church
>>35366082Out of the palace, and into the lead of an army of rebels about to storm the place, right?
>>35366384Talk to the Sweet Nun and lets get ready to send a message to Raymond
>>35366466>>35366466this actually I mean near everyone in the city is more experienced than us
>>35366384Franz because he is basically our dad at this point
>>35366466ThisThen go to Sabeen for private meeting
>>35366182Blaise hasn't done shit wrong for ages. If anything he should be our shithead rival that comes around and becomes our buddy cop.
>>35366512>it turns out he's our Zhang feiIT ALL MAKES SENSE!
>>35366512Murdering women and children for loot is a character flaw that won't go away with time
>>35366532Not really, if anything he'd be our Jia Xu to our Cao Cao
>>35366560anon pls he's too brutish for such a comparison he's actually Lu bu
Pls stop forcing TK comparisons when it doesn't even fit.Blaise is Blaise, a dick and a hypocrite. It doesn't make sense to compare him to Jia Xu or Zhang Fei
>>35366602You must be fun at partiesOh wait
>>35366602Besides Cheng Yu is the better fit if you want to shoehorn in the Cao Cao advisor since he massacred innocent villages for food.
>>35366637It's just so played out. You are running the joke into the ground. At least save that for when someone does something worthy. Like when Solomon went full LU Bu
>>35366637He is at this one.You're drunk, though, go home
You decide to call a meeting of all your companions in the Church, and do so in Adelheid's room. Tancred takes a seat on the bed, frowning down as Maggie sits on the floor in front of him, giving him a grin as she looked up.Solomon stood by Adelheid's desk, and she sat, just a little too close to him.You felt a little alone."Alright," you take a breath, and tell them of what you saw and spoke of with the queen.All went fine until you came to Orlando. And as you spoke you saw Solomon's face turn into a terrible scowl, clutching the hilt of his shotel."He was one of us," he spoke with thick furious spit flying from his mouth, "We rode together, fought together.""Easy Solomon," you said.But Solomon drew his sword, cut a gash across his forearm."Traitor!" he said, holding up his dripping arm, "When next I see him. He dies!""Easy Solomon!" you say, reaching out for him, "We can't kill anyone, we can't cause a stir.""Can't we?" Adelheid asked, tapping her chin, "Would killing this man not help secure our own fortune?""If he is a threat to Count Hugh, he needs to die," Tancred said.> we can't kill him!> I-I guess you're right> we should speak with Sir Raymond first
>>35366737>> we should speak with Sir Raymond firstTime for Assassin training. That 97 means that we're ready.
>>35366737>> we should speak with Sir Raymond first
>>35366737>> we should speak with Sir Raymond firstProbably wises to get an idea about what and how to do it
>>35366737> we can't kill him!go with this & pray for Aniki
>>35366670Did you not notice the oh wait part
>>35366737>Sir Raymond counselJesus, I guess I should have expected this response
>>35366737>every social link fuckedGod damn it, guys
>>35366737>There are few things that can stop an enraged Solomon, one of them is Wilhelm of Koblenz, the other is Adelheid.yeah Orlandos fucked
Solomon is just cutting himself for more medical attention from Addy.
>>35366777i expected it from Tancred and Solomon, but not from Adel.Now i am worried how Chiri is going to react...
>>35366777>tell more people>risk Maggie for the mistake
"Before we do anything else," you said, "We have to consult Sir Raymond. We cannot make overt moves without getting his opinion."They all agreed to that at least, though killing was still in their mind. You had a bad feeling about this....-End part 13Hugo +1 lead, +2 int, +1 charQuick QnA
>>35366826Adelaide is a pretty high tier political operator, she knows Orlando is gonna hurt their chances sinces he's a direct witness. Could see her going for it if it's not too risky
>>35366850oh jesus fuck thanks for runninganything not worthy of spoilers to share?
>>35366850So impressions on all the shit that happened these two threads? Bad decisions, good decisions etc?Also are we back to Wilhelm next session or more Hugo?
>>35366850Has Blaise really been hanging around castles doing nothing since he became a man of god?
>>35366850Things done well, things done poorly?Could Hugo have died in the duel?Will the trial be next thread?
>>35366850If the Klob bros both die, can we play a psychic like that city guard that could track down Hugo every time he stepped into the streets of Jerusalem?
>waifuboners>shonenboners>hateboners>funposting>laptop got fuckedI think I understand the nature of The Curse now.Guess I'll just drop from college into full time depression now.
Seems like Orlando actually think he is doing Wil a favour
>>35366971I can see where he's coming from but he's still a dick
>>35366850How'd we do?And thank you for running the game!
>>35366932What are you even trying to say?
>>35366971>Deliver his cousin, as planned with the Jews and himself>Deliver Hugh, securing hegemony without civil war>Save Wilhelm and set him up properHe is. Iovetta is something he can't handle
>>35366899>Could Hugo have died in the duel?Yeah, if you'd crit failed the recovery roll.I was lying when I said 'don't panic'.> Things done well, things done poorly?A lot of them weren't so much wrong options as they were alternate ones leading to different things. Nothing was done especially poorly.>>35366971He does.>>35366885If you'd gone by ship to Jaffa you'd have been on the same ship as Blaise. Just an interesting little tidbit.
Iovetta is going to fuck everything over with a stupid escape plan right as Wilhelm is due to be released. Mark my words.
>>35366882>Also are we back to Wilhelm next session or more Hugo?Find out next time on Crusader Quest!
>>35367051If Hugo died, what would have happened?
>>35367076what day and what hour?
>>35367051So the moral of the story is to never stop panicking
>>35367069All Wilhelm has to do is realise its a stupid move and stay where the hell he is. And I mean lovettas a smart girl but she's really failing those INT checks
>>35367113Doesn't matter. So long as some sort of escape plan exists and gets discovered they'll both be in deep shit.
>>35367069Not like anyone will stop it.
>>35367113She's a 14 year old experience her first love, give her a break.Still smarter than Juliet of Capulet
>>35367096Switch back to Wilhelm.Which would be a thread of sitting in his cell doing nothing. Then the trial.
>>35367127Well here's hoping Hugo & the Queen can filter that shit.
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>35367143>Roll to keep yourself from being bored in the dungeons
>>35367099Same time as last week. This week was different because there was a public holiday and I wanted to spend it with my girl.
>>35367113Probably being clouded by emotions
>>35367162Pretty much. Which is why I switched to Hugo in the first place, really. Keeps things interesting and stuff to do instead of sitting on your hands.
>>35367166Enjoying yourself with your girl? Is she an Iovetta or a Chiri?
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>35367162>roll to fantasies about which ways to kill Orlando
Oh yeah, bit of fun meta-knowledge for you. That Helena you met is a real life historical person.
>>35367192More a Sabeen, but mostly her own person.
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>35367199Man Wilhelm really is a left brain kinda guy>roll to plot kukukuku
>>35367192>in b4 Adelhide
>>35367166So I was right when I said you are spending time with your girlkek
Y'know how I said I some times 'cast' folks.Tancred is modeled off Sam Elliott, but younger.
>>35367217Hang on you mentioned her bearing was different, but then later she implies she was still a virgin Care to explain?
>>35367217Meant in relation to yourself, as if you were Wilhelm.
>>35367279I'm talking about etheid
>>35367279You mean Etain?That was Hugo projecting on people after nearly dying.
>>35367298Hugo is a good lad, he does not deserve what is happening to him
>>35367298What would have happened if we'd kept pushing Sabeen?
>>35367298O-oh so it's only maggy being a filthy whore then?She did the deed with Tancred didn't she?
>>35367272This is important. Mustache or no mustache?
>>35367322Murder bloody murder anon
>>35367327I pictured him with a big droopy ginger stache and tired looking eyes.
>>35367327Mustache of course.>>35367322You'll never know.>>35367323She did not.
>>35367350Wait a sec is she rushing Hugo then?
>>35367327Are you serious?
>>35367350>You'll never know.SS rape is the answer then
>>35367350Again, Hugo was projecting on Maggie too. He was in a strange head space. A bit of the ol' unreliable narrator going on.
>>35367374Oh my god it's high school all over again posturing from fucking everyoneDis gun be gud
Hodierna is a dyke, right?
>>35367409She's not heterosexual.