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 14It is the Year of Our Lord, 1134.You are Hugo of Koblenz, and you have discovered a traitor. Your friend and companion, Orlando of Sidon, has turned on your brother in favour of the king, with promises of wealth and power. Relaying this fact to your other companions has led them to a single conclusion, Orlando must be killed before the trial that will determine your brother's fate.It is still two weeks until your brother is to be brought forward on charges of conspiracy against the crown, two more weeks until the other lords similarly charged are expected to appear in the Holy City. The king's men have taken to the streets in strength, eyes on anyone suspicious and quick to hammer down on dissent. The king's youngest son from his previous marriage, Elias of Maine, has also arrived in the city hoping to wed the now eligible princess Ioveta.As your friends bicker over what the best course of action is, you are left with a choice: Side with your friends, or convince them to take a different course of action.> They're wrong, we shouldn't kill Orlando> They're right, we should kill Orlando
>>35484583>Write in"We need to find out more information before we do anything."Oh alsoPOST IN ADVANCE ON TWITTER WHEN YOU'RE GOING TO RUN A THREAD
>>35484583>> They're wrong, we shouldn't kill OrlandoAtleast not yet
>>35484583> They're wrong, we shouldn't kill OrlandoThere's enough trouble with the trial, adding fire to it only risk worse consequences and cramping the Queen's plans.
Also did Wilhelm just have his birthday, if i remember correctly we started out as 17 years old?
>>35484583>>> They're right, we should kill OrlandoAs long as it leaves no trail back to Wilhelm/us
>>35484738Yep, turned 18 a couple of days ago. (he was born early april)Sharp eye.
>>35484797How imagined he spent it
>>35484583>> They're wrong, we shouldn't kill OrlandoI can't see Hugo siding with them on this issue at this point. I don't feel that passionately about the issue though.
>>35484833Aye, would understand if Hugo feels conflicted. Orlando betrayed them but he is still trying to save his brother
>>35484583Fulk is already paranoid about the fact that some of his supporters has already died in the city
> They're wrong, we shouldn't kill OrlandoH-He was our f-friend our brother
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=yTgmxKjY--cFound this guy. Shotel, stickfighting stuff.
>>35484583We should probably not kill Orlando. Make shit suspicious. Besides, all we really agreed to was to protect the roads of the land in order to garner support for the queen, which they only have word of from two power hungry chucklefucks
As your friends argue you clear your throat."I don't think we should kill Orlando," you said.They turn to look at you. Solomon had a deep scowl on his face. Adelheid was currently bandaging up his arm, but even she stopped to stare at you. Now your reasons aren't just because Orlando had been a companion, though that was part of it. "King Fulk is keeping eyes out for trouble, isn't he?" you asked, but you already knew he was. Adelheid confirmed it with a nod. "If Orlando was killed he'd just get even more paranoid, and it would make my brother look extra guilty."Adelheid finished her work and smoothed her dress. "The boy isn't wrong. Hell, he may just go the next step and have Wilhelm murdered in retribution."That you had not considered, and it launched a hard spike of panic through your gut.Solomon didn't like what he was hearing. He took a seat and slouched back, glowering at nothing. "Honour demands Orlando be killed," he spoke the words deep, a lion's rumbling.Adelheid put a hand to his shoulder. "Perhaps vengeance can be had after the trial," she said, "How ever it may go."They seemed to see your reasoning, though they still had murderous thoughts. You were fairly certain they would not act on them, for now. You had said you did not want Orlando to be killed, but you didn't quite know your own mind fully. He had been a boon companion through hard days, and you had heard him speak to your brother as if he meant to help him. But still it had been treachery of the most ignoble sort.You thought on that in privacy later, lying in your bed with sword across your chest, chewing your lip. If killing a friend could spare your brother, would you do it?-
character sheet: http://pastebin.com/rZQ8vVBdYou are Wilhelm of Koblenz, and you had been enjoying your stay in the cells of Jerusalem. The Tower of David, part fortress and part palace, had been a hospitable place so far. A tasteless pottage for breakfast and dinner. Itchy straw to sleep on. The finest rags to wear and all the best rats for company. It made the bishop's residence in Trier look like a stable in comparison.Your guards spoke only French, at least they only spoke French to you. So you did not suffer dull conversation.How did you spend most of your time?> composing music, to keep your mind active> physical exercise, you used what room you could to stay active> mostly in silent contemplation and prayer. Faith is your shield.
>>35485295>> composing music, to keep your mind activeWe are going to need the Char boost for the trial and politics. Also music owns. Bard Knight owns.
>>35485295>> composing music, to keep your mind activeWe are the Bard Knight and we need that CHA for the Trial
>>35485295> composing music, to keep your mind active
>>35485295> composing music, to keep your mind activeBard Knight. Hugo can be our champion anyway.
>>35485295Assholes could atleast have let us keep our Harp..
>>35485295> composing music, to keep your mind activeRecite every bloody tale you know between the Rhine and Jerusalem.Add a few verses about Kiya Ummid and Shirkuh
>>35485295>composing music, to keep your mind activeone about murdering Orlando, a two part epic about the lion & the dove and a fourth about a knight wrongly imprisoned for a crime he didnt commit.
>>35485295>> composing music, to keep your mind activeand singing them out the bars of our cell. do it enough and the songs shall spread.
>>35485295orlando's should read traitor-in-arms heh
>>35485359>one about murdering OrlandoShould instead just make one about how a friend Betrayed friend. He will get the point
>>35485401yeah actually that sounds better
>>35485295> physical exercise, you used what room you could to stay active
You spend your days with music on your mind, and on your tongue. Singing songs that you knew, and then ones of your own creation. You kept with you a spoon you used to make notation on the walls. You thought you'd make a fine melody at one point, but you were never quite satisfied with it. If only you had a harp, or some other instrument on hand.Much of its content seemed to waft between scenes of betrayal, and thoughts of a young princess. A tragedy, you thought. But that really came down to how it ended. And the end of it was not written yet.You had infrequent guests at this time. Orlando, who tried to speak to you about 'reason' was the most common. But all you heard in his voice was the double edge of a man trying to justify himself. Occasionally a woman would come and look in on you, a palace servant. You did not know her and she would not speak with you.Mostly, you were alone. Your arm healed fully, but you were not sure it healed well.A lesser man might have been driven to despair by such surroundings. You were not.Not yet.> roll 1d100 (best of three)
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>35485657No depression!
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>35485657
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>35485657
>>35485686Thank you kind Anon.
>>35485686good job anon
>>35485686I'm so proud of you!
>>35485686Mind of steel?
> +1 cha, +1 int, -2 WarHow long you had been locked up you could not say, but today you had a different visitor."Excuse me," you heard her voice and for a second thought it was a fading part of your dream. A bolt slid, and you saw a pair of large blue eyes fill the slot. You saw her golden brown knot with worry, and a small hand reach through the bars."Wilhelm," Ioveta said, reaching toward you. You came to the door, and the hand found your face.Your time a captive had left you with a small shaggy beard and hair grown long and shaggy to match. Yet her hand was not troubled by the bristles."Ioveta," you said, the first real smile you'd had in weeks cracking your face.She drew her hand back and gripped the bars. She was standing on the guard's stool, the guard himself having gone for a walk. She did not seem overly upset, her expression was very steady. Behind her was that woman, the palace servant. She seemed very much like Ioveta in her features, a curious thing."I brought you something," she said, drawing out a peach. She took a bite and offered it to you. There was a strange tremble in her hand.Real fruit, your stomach groaned for it.> eat it> don't eat
>>35485912>> eat it
>>35485912> eat it
>>35485912>Behind her was that woman, the palace servant. She seemed very much like Ioveta in her features, a curious thing.somehow I doubt thats a servant.....
>>35485912> eat itSurely, she wouldn't poison us?
>>35485912>> eat itOmnomnom
>>35485912> eat itAnd dispose of the seed. Or let the rats do it.
>>35485944Probably one of her sisters.
>>35485912> don't eatAsk why Ioveta herself isn't giving us the fruit.
>>35485978yeah thats what I was getting at
>>35485979She is, perhaps I worded it strangely.
>>35485912>> don't eataccept it but do not eat it yetwhat's wrong loveta?
>>35485912>> don't eat
You took a bite of the fruit, the juices washing down from your lips and into your beard. You ate it to the pit, and tossed the seed aside. Ioveta brushed your hair back behind your ear, it really was getting long."I have something else," she said, and produced a skin. She took a sip, a white wine, whipped her lips and then held it up for you to drink.The woman shifted uncomfortably as she watched.> drink> don't drink
>>35485912>eat itIf it is drugged, we can always just go back to prison.
>>35486096>> don't drinkNo need, let's get down to business.
>>35486096>> don't drinkOkay, what is wrong?
>>35486096ask whats wrong, and how much longer can we expect to sit here.
>>35486096> drinkThis is married couple stuff, isn't it?
>>35486096> don't drinkokay this feels weird
>>35486096> drinkthen ask what the occasion is
>>35486096>>> drinkI've been in prison too long for this shit
>>35486096>> don't drink
You hold a hand up and she blinks."No," you said, "What is wrong, what are you doing?"Ioveta drew away from the door, her lip trambling and expression suddenly very fragile. The woman behind her stepped forward with a terrible expression, like the thunderhead of a storm cloud she drew toward the door and toward you, finger struck out. "Salaud! Ma sœur se jette sur vous!" she spits hot words in her French tongue, her bosom heaving. If she could gut you with a look, she would have. "You ignorant savage!" she slapped the bars hard.You were lost in all this, but could see Ioveta standing awkwardly a step away, wine skin still clutched in her hands."What is going on?" you asked."Hod..." Ioveta said, her voice very small, but the woman had a flick of her wrist and a hard word in French for her, before she was back on you."It is the tradition," the woman said, "And you should thank god I love my sister enough to help her. Drink the wine, and you will be betrothed. And I will stand with you should anyone speak against it." The woman scowled and spat. "Though now I think I'm twice a fool for doing so."Wait, what?> drink the wine> you probably shouldn't drink the wine
>>35486392>> drink the wine
>>35486392> drink the wine
>>35486392>> drink the wineholy shit what
>>35486392This is a betrothal!
>>35485912>> +1 cha, +1 int, -2 WarSuper late, but this is a pretty good trade-off in my eyes. I'm sure we can buy totally sweet armor with our money once we get out of this place.
>>35486589fuck armor, we need more loyal men to protect our ass
>>35486616Why not both?
>>35486589As long as anons stop going into fights and start actually leading as a commander.
>>35486644this, Hugo & Solomon are here should have fighting on our hands
Ioveta steps forward again, step soft and expression shy, and holds up for you the wine skin. You reach through the bars as far as you are able. She stands up on the stool again, holds the skin up for you. The wine runs over your tongue, down your throat. Its a dry vintage, but its the sweetest thing you'd had. Two thick gulps and it was done. She reached a trembling hand through the bars, taking you either side of the head, and pushed her own against the bars."In the eyes of witnesses, I say this, that Wilhelm of Koblenz is to be my husband, and that I am to be his wife. In the fullness of time and under the eyes of God, we shall be wed," she kissed her hand and pressed it to your lips, as close as to a kiss as she could manage.You kissed her delicate palm, you grabbed it and pulled it against your face, kissing the wrist. Her fingers danced across your face and she laughed a little.Was this a last mercy to a doomed man, you wondered?"In my land I would give you a ring and sandals," you said, "And a kiss." You kissed her hand again."This is not your land," the woman said, "This is Jerusalem." But she sighed and gave a tight smile. "I hope this is not a mistake. If you are half as good in nature as your brother, my sister is lucky. If you are a scoundrel, well. The Queen, the Patriarch and half the bachelors of the world will be happy to correct this mistake."But she leaned forward and kissed Ioveta on the cheek, and Ioveta blushed brightly, eyes still on you."He will be my husband," she said, "Or no one." And she drew her hand away, tugging one last time at your beard.They could not stay, the steps of the guard returning could be heard. As she left you watched, and felt a keen yearning in your gut.
>>35486644I blame Solobro
>>35486735Get fucked Elias!
>>35486644Please, please thisIGNORE EVERY DUELS HOLY SHIT WE ARE NOT FRONTLINE LEADERUNLESS WE HAVE 70+ WAR, LIKE HUGO
>>35486685Hugo's still pretty weak though since he doesn't have great equipment+ the whole being 13 thing. Plus anons don't want to expose him to too much danger. I want more disposable meat shields.
>>35486735>If you are half as good in nature as your brother, my sister is lucky. If you are a scoundrel,
>>35486820We just sic Solobro on them
>>35486820Duels are for solobro.Still though, we need to retrain war. We cannot reasonably expect to avoid all combat.
we really should learn French, it's the language of the nobility we will have to constantly deal with.
>>35486835If we are going by DotA roles distribution, Hugo is the 50 minute carry of pure rape and 2v5 teamfightsFor now Wilhelm, Solomon and Malik has to babysit himSolomon incidentally is our Mid player, so use him as intended please>>35486842Damn straight
>>35486883>Still though, we need to retrain war. We cannot reasonably expect to avoid all combat.Elias is most likely going to want our head and what we have seen he is quite the fighter
>>35486883Of course, atleast get to the mid 70, and dont forget Leadership
> You are Hugo of Koblenz"Raiders on the road," the word has gone out, Maggie brought word from her meeting with Sir Raymond. A band of traveling pilgrims caught out on the Road to Galilee. A muster has been called for, for all available men to gather and ride out at once. Spied from the top of David's Tower, it was counted a startling force. Fulk himself would be riding, with any bold enough to join him."Are they Egyptian or Turk?" Solomon asked."Turk," Maggie said, and she was bent double from running to bring the news, "But what difference is it? They are all Saracens, and in need of killin'."Solomon eyed you up, hefting a spear. "Care to kill a few Turks, brother?" he asked.To ride with he king has some advantages, a chance to see the man in action. But if he is gone from the city and the palace, all better to move freely. It made sense to stay.Still, you felt an itch under your knuckle, a swelling of the heart and pumping of the blood. To ride out on the charge and spit a Turk on your spear. And to save Christian brothers in peril, was there a more just deed?> ride out with the king> remain in Jerusalem
Rolled 4, 2, 3 = 9 (3d6)>>35486924RIDE OUT WITH KINGI SMELL PLOT HOOKSDEUS VAULT
>>35486924>> ride out with the kingHonestly, there's nothing Hugo can do at this point.
>>35486835that why we should really invest in hugo & give him that damascus sword.regarding hugo I think his Koblenz manifests differently, namely bitches falling head over heels for him while Wilhelm has them going like the Rhine.>>35486905he was fighting an old man I'd hardly say he's that good, besides arrogance is a great thing to manipulate>>35486924ahh shit I sense a confrontation between Hugh & Fulk> ride out with the king
>>35486924> ride out with the kingWe are a true knight, we fear no Saracens. However we should probably talk to Sabeen about perseving that noble corpse.
>>35486924>>> ride out with the kingIf we can save Fulk from a turk spear, we might make a better case for our bro
>>35486924>> ride out with the kingEven despite being wrongfully accused of treason, when Christians are in danger, the men of House Koblenz will answer.
>>35486919Wilhelm's leadership (unadjusted for items) is almost as good as his charisma. He's a pretty able dude in most respects now.
>>35486964>that why we should really invest in hugo & give him that damascus sword.The problem is that Damascus Sword gives +7 WAR among other benefits and Wilhelm's WAR would be precariously low. I think we should wait on giving Hugo the sword until Wilhelm can fend off fuckers who charge at him.
>>35486820Also if we get thrown into a duel, we got a shield. Can't we just spam block until Solobro comes to our rescue?Not very glorious but it would save us from brutal injuries.
>>35486924> remain in JerusalemWe need to see our brother about those letters! And to see if he's okay of course!
>>35487082because thats not how duels work anon
>>35486964I say we need the sword.What Hugo needs is a proper courser from our stock to replace his rouncy and a proper maile shirt to replace his gameson
>>35487135He already got a maile shirt
>>35487082Yes just keep on blocking and get labeled as a cowards and lower our morale. That is the greatest plan ever. Duels are honorable fights.
>>35487152Obviously you block then headbutt them while their arms are locked up
>>35487150not anymore apparently it got fucked by Yandere guard-kun>arming sword (+2 War), gambeson (-1 damage), nasal bar helm (-2 damage), monk robes, the favour of Queen Melisende
>>35487183Well fuck. Good thing we got plenty of spares
>>35487111>> strike beats thrust, thrust beats bind, bind beats strike. Block negates all>> Block beats strike and stab, but delivers no damage and some weapons like the mace can still injure you if you block with a shield and binding a blocked shield can deliver reduced damage.That's all I could find but it seems like it would keep us alive independent of shit dice rolls and shit WAR. >>35487152We get thrown into duels where they aren't honorable challenges so much as an enemy champion comes at you in the battlefield. I don't see anything wrong with blocking to survive if you are overmatched at the time. It's not ideal, but better than getting your head split open like Welf.
>>35487214huh I musta missed the memo, I suppose its a valid tactic
>>35487135Franz could do with a change of horse too
>>35487152>Implying that matters>Implying we aren't just going to laugh & Send Solomon/Hugo out
>>35487135>>35487252Everyone except Franz and Hugo need ranged weapons too.
>>35486924>ride out with the king
>>35487214Welf got killed in a melee. If an enemy champion just comes right at you it really isn't a proper duel. More like a 1v1. But the main point is that we always charge into the melee no matter what so far. If we actually stop doing that or disengage after a charge I think we would be fine.
>>35486924Can we do a quick visit to Sabeen and get the corpse of Shams ibn Shams taken care of it ? Before it rots completely ?
>>35486924HF, can we request that Hugo get the best possible equipment from our stash at the camp before riding out?
>>35487272Good thing we have a good number of horse bows. Sabeen could probably give the company some lessons on using it on the move.
>>35487297Charge, retreat, flank, charge, retreat, flank, charge.
You would not be counted as one meek of heart. Solomon hands you a spear."We ride out," You said, chin struck out boldly. Solomon laughed and clapped you on the back as he pulled on his helm.It was as you pulled on your gambeson that the Lady Helena slipped by you."Off to war?" she asked. You nodded. She leaned in and kissed you upon the forehead. "Well, God guard you," and she walked toward the chapel with a smile. You pulled on your helm, hot under the collar as you watched the Swedish woman walk away.Tancred was a foot soldier and would not be joining you, but Solomon had his horse and yours ready to ride. He also had for a you a maille shirt."Let us not have another scar for one so young," he said as you pulled it on.You climbed into the saddle. The two of you rode toward the Gate of St Stephen.A muster yard had formed. Templars and Hospitallers were both in good numbers, but also a pair of leper knights with the green cross of Lazarus were riding. Secular knights, in good armour and bad, were also in evidence. A number of fifty odd soldiers on horseback, ready to ride out.And at their head was King Fulk, in a hauberk and norman helm, a sword with a long blade in hand, directing men into divisions."Elias will take the left flank," he said, directing his son, "And Sir Blaise the other. I will form the center. We must be swift if these people have any hope of surviving. The Turks are hot on them." He had the voice of a croaking toad in a summer storm, cracked but clearly heard over the din. The men were organising quick. Fulk did not look happy. He sat his horse like a heavy block, shoulders sagged and eyes drawn in. When he opened his mouth his lips curled as if he had something caught at the back of his throat."Spare none of them!" he said.> take the left flank> take the right> go with the center
>>35487297True, I guess what I'm saying is that we should emphasize block if we get thrown into an unavoidable duel/single combat sequence. We shouldn't be challenging anyone to duel or being reckless at this stage in our career.
>>35487402>> go with the centerWe need to be seen.
>>35487402>"Elias will take the left flank," >"And Sir Blaise the other''> go with the centerFlanks can go fuck themselves
>>35487402>> go with the center
>>35487402>> go with the centerHope the flanks all get killed by the time we win
>>35487402> take the left flankFlank everyone.>traveling pilgrimsWe meeting Hospitallers now?
>>35487410Is there a hp on our shield? I mean if we keep blocking could it be destroyed? Also have to remember not to block against people using maces or similar weapons. IIRC those go through blocks.
>>35487482apparently but they are damn tough for obvious reasons
>>35487402Go with the center.Have Solomon bring his bow. Tell him, if he has the opportunity, let an arrow fly that "misses" it's target, and strikes Elias instead.
Getting slightly paranoid that some fuckers will identify us and try to pin us as the King's would be assassins if we stay in the center. But right is no go because Blaise can recognize both of us. Maybe left? >>35487402> take the left flank
>>35487579Elias can Identify us as the ''young monk''
>>35487646Well, I guess we might be fucked no matter what we choose. Hoping for the best then!
>>35487646And what's the problem with a monk taking arms?
You both join the center, and King Fulk notes the two of you."Well met Nubian," he said, offering Solomon his hand. It was a quick grip. Then his eyes fell on you and he smiled. "Young to be in battle, but war makes no distinction of young or old," he offered you his hand as well, though you were loath to take it. He did not try to impress you with his strength, just a firm squeeze, but he was strong. He had sheathed his sword, a squire handing up first his spear, than his crowned helm."Jerusalem!" he raised his spear. Then he pointed it to the high tower of David. "Jerusalem!" he said, and you heard a strange tightness in his voice."Jerusalem!" Elias roared, "Jerusalem and Anjou!"Sours were put to flanks and you were out the gate in a stream of whooping men and horse flesh. You rode with Solomon and the king, the two leper knights and ten knights of mixed background, Aquitaine. Maine and Angevin, as well as a lonely Englishman.Blaise split off with the Templas in his wing, and Elias with other secular knights. Each had their own war cry, making a heady mess of language and words.Fulk remained silent, just grunting as he concentrated on the road ahead. He rode as such for hours, it was past mid-day when the raiders were finally in striking distance.
It was a familiar stamping dust storm that declared the enemy. The darts and whistles, clattering bells. You heard pilgrims scream, 'Jesus Christ!' as the Saracen made the Holy Land a hell for them. Some that had come armed had already been killed, stuck with arrows and flung javelins. More were being roped up. This was a slave raid. "They'll not hold long," Fulk said, "The Turk hasn't the guts for standing his ground. They'll spin away. Keep your shields up. My son should catch them on the left, or Blaise on the right."It was true enough, as they came down on the raiders they broke from their looting like a swarming of angry bees, breaking off left and right to cut away, fling and shooting toward you. It made it so as you could not get clear numbers, and the shouting of the Saracen mixed with the cries of the pilgrims that you could not tell one from the other. A dart bounced off your helm as you came in. You pressed in close beside Solomon.> roll 1d100, best of three
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>35487873d-d-deus VAULT!
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>35487873RAAAWRR
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>35487873
Rolled (1d00)>>35487873DDDEEUUUUS>>35487687BLAAAIIIISSSSE!!!!!> Roll DX for all-out attack to the dick
>>35487886Good thing you were here anon
>>35487886You've saved us
>>35487918w-what happened to your roll, anon?
>>35488058He rolled 1d0
>>35488058He did 1d00 instead of 1d100
You sighted a Turk down the shaft of your lance. Gritting your teeth and spurring your horse, it struck the man in the gap 'tween his mail and his chin, punching through. He struck a dumb expression as he slumped back, and you drew the spear out with a slick fleshy noise. Solomon was cheek to jowl with the king, catching their own flying game.You spied a Turk to full with a woman across his saddle horn to fight, and charged t'word him. He could not bring lance or scimitar to bear before you struck him a bloody hole through his face.You saw one of the leper knights of Lazarus fall under a string of thrown darts, his shield and horse heavy with them as he used his form as shield for two cowering children in an over turned cart. Two darts struck his chest, buried deep, then a javelin through his leg and finally his head and neck. His fell a porcupine, his horse a screaming mass of dying thing, rattling out in a stamping horror.The Turks pushed in to take the other knight of Lazarus, but the Angevines came and pressed them back.They were peeling away, trying to keep ahead, a frustrating distance just outside of striking range, but pushed back from the pilgrims.A Turk threw a javelin overhand and it struck the top of your helm, dazing you but skidding away.He readied another with a laugh, but his laugh was cut short by Blaise's axe. His head lopped in half like an egg."Deus Vult!" the Templars made work of the Turks they caught, but did not catch all, and Elias's men were not fast enough to finish the job.Fulk heaved in the settling dust, sword washed with gore, spear broken in his other hand."Victory!" Elias called, spear raised.
>>35488263>inb4 Fulk dies
Fulk threw down his broken spar and gave a satisfied sigh, eyes half closed. And when he saw you he grinned, saluted you with his sword.The men were dismounting, to check for loot and downed companions. Some checked the pilgrims. Some, not many. One knight, the Englishman, took a frightened girl with torn up clothing 'round the shoulder and pulled her close in a way you disliked. Others, the French, were beginning to crack out wine skins and exchange victory toasts."There are still more Turks!" Blaise roared, pointing after the fleeing men, "We should be after them. Find their camp, they sure as shit have one close by." The knights all looked to him with irritated glares as they cut free gold rings from around dead fingers, and pulled out jeweled earrings as well."Turks move quick, better to catch the wind," the surviving leper knight said. He was off his horse and beside his dead fellow, cradling him in his arms."If we had a good scout, we may find them," Elias suggested, "These attacks will not stop until they are rooted out.""My son is not wrong," Fulk said, "But neither is Sir Wolfgang. The Turks move damned quick."> so do I! (volunteer)> say nothing
>>35488334> so do I! (volunteer)We are small and got a fast horse
>>35488334>> so do I! (volunteer)
>>35488334>> so do I! (volunteer)Hope I don't get Hugo killed by Turks or by Blaise
>>35488334I want Hugo to go. And I think he as a character would go.But if he goes, and Blaise goes, and Elias goes, and Elias dies in this upcoming raid, and Hugo is identified as the brother of the man currently in prison awaiting trial for crimes against the king...
>>35488334> so do I! (volunteer)
>>35488398Fulk has seen our conduct, I believe we are above reproach for our part in this conflict.
>>35488334> so do I! (volunteer)> BLAISING INTENSIFIES
>Blaise>Turks>scouting>chance of being asked our nameDid I miss any othe risks?
>>35488494It is what Wilhelm would have done!Keep the road safe from bandits and raiders even as he is being injustly imprisoned
>>35488494Nah I think thats all of them.Still, we have that get-out-of-jail-free favour from the Queen.
>>35488524Wilhelm would have sent a lackey in his stead, but otherwise yeah
>>35488551He woul had sent Hugo
>>35488551Nah, he wouldn't.
>>35488398There may be a chance that Hugo will end up owing Blaise a favor later on.
"I've a quick horse, and used to scouting," you said, putting yourself forward. Some smiled at your youthful appearance, but others frowned and looked to the king.Fulk frowned too. "A child sent alone does not sit well with me," he said, and nodded, "Who here is brave enough to go with him? Which knight here can match this boy's valour?" He smiled, and all the men called to come, dropping what they had been doing."Quickly now, quickly," Blaise urged.It was five that went to scout. You, Solomon, the leper Wolfgang, Sir Blaise and the English knight Sir Matthew."Loose an arrow," Fulk said to Solomon, "And we shall ride like hell."Sir Blaise was given command. He peered at you and Solomon suspiciously at first, but then shrugged. "Let's be off," he said, heeling his horse forward.You were the scout of the scouts, given the very tip of the spear and ranged ahead on your hobby.> roll 1d100, best of three
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>35488660Please
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>35488660> What are you looking at, Normans?
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>35488660Never met a Matthew I could trust
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>35488660>> roll 1d100, best of three
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>35488660
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>35488660Aint even scared
>>35488669Proof that Hugo is THE Sword and Shield of Koblenz
>>35488726And the heart.Hugo really should have been the first born.
>>35488755Wouldnt matter, he is still a bastard. Bet father was damn annoyed that his little adventure with that tavern wench spawned him and Wilhelm's mother probably hated him
>>35488669Wonder what Nat 100 would have gotten us?>Hugo finds a treasure trove of loot and loose Irish women >Blaise falls off his horse and cracks his horse>The leper knight is cured
>>35488785As evidenced by the stats, Hugo is the real son, and Wilhelm is the bastard
>>35488813>cracks his horseOuch I hear those leave a mark.
>>35488813*head, I mean. I have nothing against Blaise's horse.
>>35488824Nah, his mother just had superior genetics
>>35488824>Cha: 64He's lucky that their father didn't throw him out on his ass.
>>35488844Fuck you too
>>35488755He is Gutts to Wilhelm's Griffith> Martial Character> Spaghetti social skills> Liked the party femme fatale> Will inevitably tapped that brown ass> Closest thing he has as a bruva is in the JailWe are only missing a behelit and a fairy, unless we count those Irish sluts as fairiesGood thing that Wilhelm is a _Good_Man_ deep down
>>35488911But anon, Maggie is pure!
>>35488911Pity he cant marry sabeen
>>35488911>> Closest thing he has as a bruva is in the JailHe IS his brother. Not closest thing to. He IS.
>>35488959Ahhh. Forbidden love.
You take a path over hard rocks and up a slope that only your tough little horse could take. It whickered under you as you laboured up the slope, and you took a rest. The others were long in your shadow, watching you work.You drank a little and watered your horse some too, wetting its neck and patting it down. It was a good horse.You set back to it, up the uneven terrain. A horse unfamiliar with this area might balk as rocks skittered by, but you were steady and your horse kept steady too. When you were at a good vantage you spied the terrain. You thought you saw a distant glimmer, sun on metal, not a natural thing. You spat and took another drink. It was warm, and the sun baked you dark. You pointed with your spear so your companions could see, and started in that direction.The Turks were still in flight, coming into a high built camp. Men, but women as well. Camp followers in veils that saw to the business of the camp. Maybe slaves, maybe wives or sisters, you didn't know. You crouched and watched as the warriors set to flight returned.There were captured people among them, young people, men and women kept roped like horses near the center of the camp.Already they were making as if to break camp. The Turks did move fast. But they were slowed some by womenfolk and ill gotten treasures, with not enough soldiers left to carry them all.An attack would need to come very quickly, or they would disappear into the desert. They would need to be stalled some how.You gesture with your spear from your vantage point, unseen by the Turks. Solomon looses an arrow.> charge down and make a mess (roll 1d100, best of three)> wait for King Fulk
>>35488950I bet she already knows what a prostate massage means and eager to try it on Hugo
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>35489042>> charge down and make a mess (roll 1d100, best of three)I believe in Hugo
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>35489042>> charge down and make a mess (roll 1d100, best of three)
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>35489042> charge down and make a mess (roll 1d100, best of three)
>>35489042Yo, HF do you do crits or no?
>>35489122yes does 1-10 and 90-100
>>35489042> charge down and make a mess (roll 1d100, best of three)
>>35489127I thought that was just for duel rolls.>>35489042> wait for King Fulk
>>35489127Well, it's a good thing he hasn't called for a roll yet.
>>35489042>> wait for King Fulk
>>35489042>Wait for King Fulk
Guys, a 58 should be good enough to attack a unprepared and routing enemy
>>35489122Yes.But since this was highest no critical success or failure was made.
>>35489042> wait for King Fulk
Cowards the whole lot of you
>>35489164Yeah, this rolling AND voting is the stupidest thing. If we roll a 100 while voting, of course people are going to pick the roll option, and vice versa. Now because we rolled poorly, people are opting to wait around like a bunch of wusses, instead of leaving Hugo's fate up to the dice they were all too eager to roll.
>>35489042>charge down and make a messGotta go fast
>>35489223Okay, so low crits don't override successes in "best of three rolls". Good to know.
>>35489042>> charge down and make a mess (roll 1d100, best of three)Onward to victory! They are unprepared and fleeing and is put down by all their treasure and slaves
>>35489042>> charge down and make a mess (roll 1d100, best of three)
>>35489042>>35489156Shamelessly swapping votes to charging.
The camp was in disarray, as soldiers argued about which thing to take and which to abandon. It was when they went to their prisoners, and started to draw out the very young you started to worry. A young girl was forced to her knees as a sword was drawn. She started to sob, and a horrified shudder went up among the other prisoners.Your gut turned. You picked up a rock and threw it overhand down at the swordsman. It bounced of his helmet and he looked up, startled.He dropped his sword and pulled up his bow, as did the others.You swung up in the saddle. A shaft struck your horse in the thick hind of its thigh, but you whooped as you charged down the slope, a slim figure pressed to your horses back, spear held forth. An arrow struck into your shoulder, caught on chain and padded vest both, as did another on your gut.You crashed down into the camp. Men sped for horses and women scattered around you. You screamed something as your spear tip lashed out. The words were lost to you. You used the spear more as a crude bat, swinging at men that tried to raise bows and keeping back men with ropes and spears of their own.But you could not keep some from mounting. You caught a blow across the back that almost knocked your spear from your hand. You rounded, your horse cross stepped and dancing. They had you ringed.
>>35489547So call me maybe
But you were not alone. Four other riders came up a path. Solomon with spear and Blaise with axe, the leper-knight giving a cry and Sir Matthew brandishing his sword. "Hallelujah!" Sir Wolfgang called, "Hallelujah!"Spears crossed and Turks started to fall. You were given gap enough to slip back to your companions. The Turks tried to break and pit you again with darts and arrows, but the band was too close to give them the range.Still, a good number of Turks escaped, abandoning their dying companions, loot and women.You panted, pulled the arrow from your shoulder. No blood, but a hard bruise was forming.The others dismounted. King Fulk's men were coming up quick, but not quick enough to catch the disappearing Turks.Sir Matthew threw down his sword and grabbed one of the Turk women, ripping off a viel to show a pretty face. He grabbed at her, pulling at her clothes. Other knights were soon upon the other abandoned women, ripping off their all enveloping dress to expose them up to the hot sun.Sir Matthew pushed the woman he had into the bushes, a couple of Maine knights crowding around him, cheering him on as he lifted his male, holding her in place with a mailled fist.Some had the decency to at least ignore it. The holy knights were seeing to the prisoners, led by Sir Wolfgang and Sir Blaise. They raised no protest, but kept to their work.> stop the rape yourself> appeal to the king> do nothing
>>35489785> appeal to the king
>>35489785> stop the rape yourselfAnd they call themselves knights, no better than the saracensThe king will probably ignore it since they are just muslims
>>35489785> stop the rape yourself
>>35489785>> stop the rape yourself
>>35489785>stop the rape yourself
>>35489785>stop the rape yourselfinb4 This gets Hugo into more trouble
>>35489785> appeal to the kingBLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>>35489866It probably will. But we have to do the right thing
>>35489866It's not Crusader Quest if things don't escalate out of control
>>35489891u funpasting m8
>>35489882SHIT, should be > stop the rape yourself
>>35489891> Lawful Hot Dicking> Politicking> BLAAAAAAISE!!!!> DEUS VAULT> Bethrothing Princess> Literal Cockslave> Delicious Browns> Disregard the ConstablesCrusader Quest General
>>35490047dont forget terrible dice
Oh boy, time to warm up our dueling dice.
>>35490155THEY TRY SHIT, THEY GET FUCKED
>>35490155Unless we impress the rest of the group enough to come to our aid
>>35490154Ah yes> Botched duel rolls> Aced Dicking rolls
>>35490155We have Solobro the trues of bro
>>35490253Oh boy, time to watch Solobro murder an Englishman
You break through the ring of hooting men. Sir Matthew had his tongue half out as he grunted, thrusting hard. The woman just lay staring, eyes wide and up at the sky. You felt a weird twist in your loins as you saw her bare chest rock to every pig-grunt thrust of the English knight. Then a hot flash of rage.You crack the butt of your spear across the knight's face.He came up with a curse, drawing his sword. "You little cocksucker!" he screamed, spitting out a chip of his tooth. His fellows form around him, glaring at you, reaching for their own weapons. "You want a woman, go grab your own!" he said, pointing to some of the other captured Turks."What's this?" Prince Elias came up beside you, spear across his shoulders, "Are we set to fighting each other already?" He looked down on you and shook his head. "Attacking a companion, little monk?" he asked, and you went cold to be noted as such by him, but he winked and looked back to Sir Matthew. "I think our friend was disgusted by your action. I must admit, he is not the only one," and then he brought a boot up and kicked Matthew back again.The knight did not dare raise arms against the Prince.Solomon was at your other side, face tight."Is this how you treat a knight in service?" Matthew asked, and many of the other knights roared in agreement, arms born forth.King Fulk brought his weight to bear, coming between the two groups. "What is this?" he asked, ignoring the bleeding young woman who still lay prone on the ground."The Englishman has done you a disgrace father," Elias said, "What is the punishment for rape, castration?" Sir Matthew balked.
>>35490260The Frenchies will love that (probably).
>>35490267What this Elias is a decent human being? LIES!
Sir Matthew's companions roared with outrage."If I castrated every raper in my service I'd have a legion of castrati," King Fulk said, but then his gaze fell to you. "But if it sits so poorly on you that you cannot bear to see him walk unpunished, you may fight over the matter," he said, "To the yield, or to death, and let that settle for justice." "An honour duel!" Elias grinned and clapped your shoulder. Sir Matthew seemed ready to settle it with blood, discarding his sword to take up an offered spear. He spat in your direction. Solomon offered you the use of his shield.> fight> let it go
>>35490296Nooo, what are we going to do when he is not a 2-dimensional villain!
>>35490323FIGHTThe dude's already a bit bloodied by our face bashing.
>>35490323>> fightTo the yield hopefully
>>35490323> fightdo we look like a snow queen to you
>>35490323>> fightCOME SIR MATTHEWDO YOU HAVE ENOUGH WAR
>>35490323>FightBeat his ass
>>35490323> fightGod is on our side.
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>35490377Rolling to see how much WAR he has. (100 is Hugo is kill)
Rolled 6, 5, 2 = 13 (3d6)>>35490323BRING IT YOU BACKWATER ISLANDER>Roll for DX
You brandish your spear in one hand, raise your shield with the other."A fight," the Englishman said, "This is not a fight. This is murder.""Beware this little terrier, he has a nasty bite," Elias said this with a wink for you. Solomon massaged your shoulders but said nothing, eyes only for your opponent. A ring was forming of bored knights keen to keep the edge brought on from combat going. If a rape was not in the offing, a fight would do.King Fulk took a knee to watch, and Elias went to stand with his father.Sir Matthew was not a big man, but he still had a head on you.> strike beats thrust, thrust beats bind, bind beats strike, block negates all, roll 1d100 with ten passes
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>35490505THRUST LIKE SOLOMON
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>35490505BIND
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>35490505Thrust!
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>35490505Strike
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>35490505Strike like Ioveta!
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>35490505THRUST LIKE WILHELM
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>35490505Strike
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>35490505BIND!
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>35490505Bind motherfucker
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>35490505Strike
Y'all never block, and that worries me.
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>35490505Strike!
>>35490527>>35490529>>35490537>>35490539>>35490555>>35490563Clear your fucking caches
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>35490505Thrust!
>>35490565They're the refugees, milord. And not like it matters much given the %
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>35490505Thrust
>>35490565I think never rolling above 60 would worry you more.
>>35490565We can't win a duel by blocking, only survive
Rolled 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 2, 1 = 20 (10d3)Rolling for Sir Matthew.
>>35490527>>35490529>>35490537>>35490539>>35490555> Bad at dueling is the Koblenz's curse
Hugo is toast
>>35490565If you did first five and we saw that the results went poorly, then I'd go for block in the next set of rolls. But roll all ten at once and people are less inclined to block. People would block if they are losing but they can't tell if they are losing or not.
>>35490620Hugo died as he lived, a Koblenz.
Rolled 1 (1d4)Rolling to see which limb got cut off
Rolled 5 (1d5)>>35490679You forgot to name the limbs!1.Left arm2.Right arm3.Left leg4.Right leg5.Head (Just because)
>>35490505How about five passes, then decide our plan from there?
>>35490609Thrust < StrikeBind< ThrustThrust= ThrustStrike> ThrustStrike> ThrustThrust= ThrustStrike<BindBind=BindBind<ThrustStrike =Strike2-4-4, fuck the English
>>35490728Why not 4 passes?Why not 6?Or 20?Any number is arbitrary. Just let him do his job, dude.
>>35490609>Rolled 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 2, 1 = 20 (10d3)Thrust < Strike (55)Bind < Thrust (43)Thrust = Thrust (20)Strike > Thrust (24)Strike > Thrust (36)Thrust = Thrust (18)Strike < Bind (52)Bind = Bind (9)Bind < Thrust (33)Strike = Strike (53)Shit...
I remember the days when dice actually went in our favor, and we didn't have to be bailed out by, well, everyone, at every turn.Since that's exactly what has happened in the last three fights
>>35490748I think his suggestion is that we should only do half the passes, see the results, then decide how things should go from there.For example, if we got absolutely pulped in the first half, we might decide to spam block to preserve our life.
>>35490790Dude, we've been dealing with shit dice the entire quest. Solomon and Chiri are the only positive things to come out of our rolls so far.
>Tfw Hugo will never be able to stand up to his opponents >Or talk smoothly to anyone>Or be useful outside of finding useful peopleThis is a sad feeling, especially considering Wilhelm is going to suffer from it
>>35490893The only reason we were dealing with shit dice was because of the averaging system, which is gradually being shifted out, thank fuck.
>>35490919Chiri was the result of a song.
>>35490800Being so set in your plans when they aren't working out is insanity. It'd make sense if Hugo were a Berserker and got a +10 to rolls for not changing his strategy, but this isn't how people think in a battle.
Thrust < StrikeBind< ThrustThrust= ThrustStrike> ThrustStrike> ThrustThrust= ThrustStrike<BindBind=BindBind<ThrustStrike =StrikeHugo 74 HPMatthew 79 HpThe two of you meet with little thought of defense, and you are soon driven on the back foot. Matthew is no juggernaut, but he is a grown man and experienced knight. He takes the initiative, and presses you back, ringing blows off your helm, and scouring the chains over your arms. He strikes a bloody welt on your calf and you hiss, near taking a knee, but keep your feet and manage a few solid strikes in returns. Sir Matthew did not have his murder, and when you break you do so warily, spear tips darting out, eyes flicking nervously at each other.He had the better of you for now, but he did not have your full measure.You heard the Turkish woman moan in pain as she was taken up by a hospitaller. Solomon sits forward in concern."You can take him brother," he said.But most of the crowd was roaring Matthew's favour."When I'm done here," the Englishman said, "I'll find what women you have and give them the news. That you died a fool over a heathen's virtue. Then I'll have their virtue too." You had two half-sisters, virgin girls of ten and twelve. And your mother too, tucked away working a kitchen in Koblenz. The thought of Sir Matthew doing unto them as he had the Turk...> strike beats thrust, thrust beats bind, bind beats strike, block negates all, roll 1d100 with six passes
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>35490963Thrust
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>35490963Strike
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>35490963STRIKE FOR CHRISTS SAKES
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>35490963Block
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>35490963Thrust
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>35490963>Thrust
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>35490963Block
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>35490963Bind
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>35490963Block!
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>35490963Bind
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>35490963Strike
>>35490978>>35490985>>35490988>>35490991>>35491001>>35491003DUES VULTBY MY RIGHTEOUS ANGER
Rolled 3, 3, 1, 1, 3, 1 = 12 (6d3)>>35490991Fun fact about critical blocks in coming....Rolling for Matthew
>>35490991>Wasted a 98 on a block.
>>35490978>>35490985>>35490988>>35490991>>35491001>>35491003>>35491005>>35491015That confirms it, Koblenz family is hulkAnger = Death to enemies
>>35491015>>35491005>>35491001>>35490991>>35490988>>35491015That is more like it
>>35490985>>35490988>>35490991>>35491001>>35491001>>35491003>>35491005Hugo just went full Musou
>>35491028Rolled 3, 3, 1, 1, 3, 1 = 12 (6d3)Thrust>Bind (45)Strike<Bind (68)Strike=Strike (89)CRIT BLOCK=Strike (98)Thrust>Bind (71) Thrust<Strike (68)2-2-1 and a CRIT BLOCK
>>35491029>mfw he breaks his spear on our shield
>>35491079This is edge of mah pants shit
>>35491079even the ones we lost we had good rolls on.
> Hugo Musou> Sweet ass DW4-6 Opening Guitar Riff>stember sabbeanYes captcha, remember Sabeen
>>35491160I just hear thishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HigyM915gw8
>>35491160Aye that could had been Sabeen, that is the fate that awaits her if she should ever get defeated by these people
Thrust > bind Strike < bind Strike = strike Block > thrust Disarmed Thrust Thrust Hugo 68Matthew 47You throw yourself back in with a roar, spear point flashing through his guard and gouging across his face. Matthew backs up and beats the tip aside, striking you across the helm. You match blows with the next cross but knock a tooth from his skull while his only glances from the rim of your shield.He screams and drives his spear fast, you bring your shield up, and the point catches in. With a pull of your forearm you draw it from his fingers and score a thrust to his bare chest, once, twice, thrice.He clutches a bloody hole in his shoulder. One of his fellows throws him his sword, as Solomon pries Matthew's spear from your shield.Matthew was wounded, but you were tiring as well.He leveled his sword and snarls through bloody teeth. He is not giving up the ground to you, a boy half his age.Fulk leans forward, and Elias has eyes wide with excitement. The Turkish woman cries. This would be the last pass.> strike beats thrust, thrust beats bind, bind beats strike, block negates all, roll 1d100 with six passes
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>35491255Bind!
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>35491255Block
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>35491255bind
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>35491255STRIKE
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>35491255BLOCK!
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>35491255Strike
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>35491255block
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>35491255THRUST
>>35491271>>35491293>>35491302Well, good rolls on most of the non-block options, that's good
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>35491255s-strike>>35491274>>35491281>>35491301>>35491306>>35491310
>>35491274>>35491301I'm glad you guys both blocked.
Rolled 2, 1, 3, 2, 1, 1 = 10 (6d3)>>35491274rollin'
Goddamnit, we stopped being angry
>>35491349Bind (68)<ThrustBlock (10) ** StrikeBind (15)=BindStrike (45)>ThrustBlock (13)**StrikeStrike (62)=StrikeSo that's 1 win, 2 ties, 1 loss, and 2 blocks.
>>35491349Why don't NPCs block again?
>>35491349Shouldn't that be 1d4? Or does he lack a shield?
>>35491388We lose on pretty high roll, block on shit rolls, win on bit below average rolls and tie in a high rollsWe castrate him>>35491363Muso bar not really high yet
>>35491444It's more hulk than Musou you weeb faggot
>>35491467Hulk a shit
>>35491467It's going berserk, you webhead
Anyone play the Mount and Blade mod set in the middle ages?I think I'm gonna play a Koblenz
>>35491488Prepare your lawyer fagt rob
>>35491496Already done that.Wilhelm became lord of Jerusalem and Tyrus
>>35491496I play Hugo in my MnB vanilla>>35491504Come at me brah
>>354915181257, or what?What did your starting stats look like?
>>35491518can you kill the lords in that mod?running about gekujo nyself.
>>35491612Gracia is best grill
Bind < Thrust Block Strike Bind = Bind Strike > Thrust Block StrikeStrike = Strike Hugo 51Matthew 36You come in but he closes too fast and cuts you 'round the head. You bring your shield up to get back your distance, and manage another blow to his stomach that staggered him back. He came up with an upswing as you came down, catching him in the shoulder while his sword edge crunched against your armoured hip. You gasped in pain as you staggered back, but Matthew crumpled under the haft of your spear howling in pain, grabbing at his shoulder.You staggered to a knee, but Solomon caught you before you could collapse.You grinned up at him and he grinned up at you."Sir Matthew cannot stand," Prince Elias said, "The matter is settled." Sir Matthew could not stand, in fact he was curled into a shivering ball, clutching his body in agony. You felt a savage joy at seeing your foe so humbled. Some men took him up between them, and you saw his face was pale and running with sweat.King Fulk came over and took you by the shoulder. "You fought well for one so young, both here and on the field," he said, "Give me your name, so I might honour you. You will be my guest tonight, and eat at my table."> give him your name and accept the invitation> lie about your name and make some excuse
>>35491636>> give him your name and accept the invitationthe king has asked.Name thyself.
>>35491600Yeah, but i cant remember my stats, did a clean wipe of my PC a few days ago so i lost most of it. But i pretty much did something very un-wilhelm and focused most of my leveling points to IF and PS.He did however have great leadership>>35491612I dont think you can
>>35491636> give him your name and accept the invitation
>>35491636>give him your name and accept the invitation
>>35491636> give him your name and accept the invitationStand on our own two feet while doing this.
>>35491636> give him your name and accept the invitationWe do not lie!
>>35491636> give him your name and accept the invitationDamn, why is Hugo so much better then WilhelmActually, the answer is simple. Everyone fucking jumped on the Iovetta train like a bunch of retards instead of playing it slow and getting her as a patron, then having more adventures.
>>35491703But that's fucking wrong On both counts
>>35491703"I'M THE ONLY RIGHT ONE! EVERY ONE ELSE IS STUPID! WHY DIDN'T EVERYONE ELSE DO WHAT I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE DONE? THAT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE, BECAUSE I AM THE ONLY RIGHT ONE!"
>>35491703I not so humbly disagree with everything you just said, fagtron
>>35491703>Everyone fucking jumped on the Iovetta train like a bunch of retards instead of playing it slow and getting her as a patron, then having more adventuresIovetta owns super hard. Hugo got nothing on Wilhelm.
>>35491636> give him your name and accept the invitation>Everyones face when>>35491703you sir are a Nigger
>>35491703Because he's been out in a situation where he can shine, if for example Welf was only injured in that fight and not dead, and we went berserk as we did to protect him, you would be saying the exact opposite
That feel when we turn into a King's man, tasking with hunting down our renegade brother, a Queen's man, after he escapes with Iovetta.
>>35491703> implying its a bad thing> implying these events are bad> implying implications
>>35491703You are not my Nubian.
>>35491788>Escaping with IovettaWilhelm would rather stage a one man coup than run
>>35491788Hugo wouldn't backstab his brother or he ain't no brother of mine
>>35491827I don't see betrayal happening under any circumstances. Hugo adores Wilhelm, and believes in what he's fighting for; Wilhelm thinks the same of Hugo, and is the only person in this story, barring Solomon and Iovetta, that I can see him giving his life to protect.
>>35491788> Not becoming a bridge between the King and Queen with your brotherStep it up sempai
>>35491914The Koblenz's, royal guard of Jerusalem.
Atleast they will have something to write home about
>>35491914Yeah, it's not like the king is a bad guy, his subjects just want him to improve. In fact, we should make the argument that the covenant was an oath to strengthen the state and restore order to the Holy Land.
"Hugo," you said, standing on your own two feet. You winced as did so, a slight pain running up the side of your hip, "Of Koblenz. Son of Sir Wilhelm of Koblenz, knight in service of Albero of Trier."Fulk's brow furrowed. "I have a knight in my dungeon by that name," he said."He is my brother," you replied, "And I am his squire." You stood your spear beside you, thrust out your chin.Fulk grinned. "The balls on you!" and he clapped your shoulder with a deep laugh, "Let my invitation stand. You have my table. No, you have the freedom of the palace. Ha!" He shook with laughter, a broad grin splitting his barrel face, tears spilling from his cheeks.He drew you into a hug. "If I had a dozen young men like you, a son so bold, how the Saracens would tremble," and he hauled you off your feet like a child, put you on his broad shoulder. "Hail Hugo! Hail!"The knights cheered, some with confusion, but Solomon laughed and whistled.You saw Prince Elias cheer as well, but a sour shadow crossed his face as the king bore you aloft. The cheer washed over you and you burned bright under it. You held your spear up and said the first thing that spring to mind."Fulk!" you said, "Fulk and Jerusalem!"Fulk! Fulk! Fulk!The cheer echoed off the hills.-end part 14Hugo +5 War, +1 lead, +1 chaQnA(sorry for the short session, I'm not feeling well and have some work to get done)
>>35491997Thanks for the run HF
>>35491997>5 WAR>You saw Prince Elias cheer as well, but a sour shadow crossed his face as the king bore you aloftThe prince is jealous ?
>>35491997This guy.Thanks for running HF.How did we do?
>>35491997MAN MY INSTINCT WAS RIGHT>>35486946THANKS FOR RUNNING HF! MY NUBIAN OF THE HIGHEST ORDER!
>>35491997>+5 WARShit was so cash
>>35491997You're alright, Fulk. You're alright.
>>35491980>Son of Sir Wilhelm of KoblenzWAIT WAIT WAIT WHAT?!
>>35491997>a son so boldWelp, poor Elias.
>>35492077Their fathers name is also Wilhelm obiviously.
>>35491997>Hugo +5 War
>>35492034of course.did you see what the king said. he basically insulted his own son praising hugo.So thats what the counts and lord hugh meant when they said King Fulk gives out insults unknowingly.
>>35491997>Hugo +5 War, +1 lead, +1 cha
>>35492034He feels inadequate> a son so bold, how the Saracens would tremble,
>Sir Matthew of Essex (gravely injured/hated)Get rekt southern boy!
>>35492048You guys almost fucked up by doing nothing on the hillside. The Turks would have escaped if you'd done so.The reason your opponents (rarely) have shields is to give you guys a bit of en edge in combat.
>>35491997Thanks for running. Whens the next thread?Trial next thread? Any mistakes miscues with Iovetta scene? Did the 96 trigger the Iovetta scene? Would a 5 gotten us Blaise instead
>>35492138Theres no such thing as crit fail with the block right? That makes block better than I thought
>>35492152> BLAAAAAAISSEE!!!!Sorry, its so much fun to imagine Hugo and Blaise like Goku and Vegeta
>>35492152>Did the 96 trigger the Iovetta scene? Would a 5 gotten us Blaise insteadYes. The 95 triggered the betrothal.Under ten would have gotten you a nasty visit from someone, I won't say who...>>35492178There is such a thing as a crit fail on a block, depending on what weapon hits it determines what happens. Usually it will just be reduced damage.
>>35492192My head canon is that Blaise is the maid/noblegirl with big axe from OWQ and not the hulking one eyed Norman from this quest. Makes things more interesting in a way
>>35492215Bet i would had been Elias who wanted to give us his two cents on the matter
>>35492215is that exchange of vows binding?i wonder why she didnt outright say what she was there for.
>>35492215Welp, that made up for my shit rolls during the duel then
>>35492215It was 96.What does the betrothal mean though, in general?
>>35492215> BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIISSE!!!!!!!!Fuck yeah crit succeed>>35492217> maid/noblegirl with big axe from OWQAyyy
>>35492252Maybe she thought we knew or she was scared that we would say no?
>>35492252She was nervous.>>35492265Means the two of you are planning to get married. Whether or not you do is another thing. Hodierna supports you for now though.
>internet just came back>neither can go back to the convent>we're probably tailed>Elias is salty>Blaise in reachI've never felt AliceMargatroid.jpg before
>>35492309So it basically means jack fucking all outside of us two then?
>>35492309Why the hell did her sister get pissed off at us when we expressed confusion at a ritual we could not have understood?
>>35492341For now, though Hodierna's support isn't nothing.Hodierna and Ioveta were Queen Melisende's closest and best loved friends in real life.
>>35492341The support of another princess is helpful.And better than being tortured and castrated by the goon squad
>>35492265MEANS YOU ARE MARRIEDNOW YOU CAN LEGALLY FUCK IOVETTA UNTIL HER EYSE GONE WHITE AND USE CHIRI AS A DESSERT>>35492259SO IT WAS YOU! REPENT !
>>35492377Not trusting your declared loveRejecting a princess
>>35492377She still think we are a scoundrel who have bewitched her sister
>>35492377Because she doesn't really like you very much yet, and thought it was a common form of betrothal and you were insulting her sister.She doesn't know Germans do things differently.
>>35492378Meant the betrothal in general, but that's besides the point.Glad we have some support, now we've started winning Broking over we might be in more clear sailings
>>35492406But anon, I also rolled one of the 90s that got us Solomon back in thread 1.Surely that and Ioveta makes up for rolling like dogshit in every combat roll
>>35492424Oh, those crazy Franks
>>35492406Which reminds me, what are we going to do about Chiri? Iovetta is pretty religious after all, and probably wouldn't be happy about us having a bedwarmer.
>>35492443Well okay thenOn unrelated note, I am planning to draw the cast of CQ
>>35492483Chiri can teach her what to do on the wedding night and then join in
>>35492489Please do not go completely magical realm with Chiri..
>>35492483GTFO of Jerusalem, where non-christians are allowed. Give Chihirizahd a proper maid job.She will probably end up teaching her languages and more anyway.
>>35492523>>35492549humantyphoon89.deviantart.comguess yourself how it will turns out muhahahaSKARGAN WHERE ARE YOU
>>35492483Chiri is nanny/Headmaid
>>35492560She is our spymaster, also she has to teach us french. Seriously its about time we learn it
>>35492594Oh please, Chiri is not meant for manual labour, she is our eyes and ears and for the time being our bedwarmer/cocubine
>>35492589OH FUCK YOU BERSERKER
>>35492589>all dat weeb art
>>35492589Hope you've learned about tunics
>>35492618DO YOU KNOW ME? MIBBIT IS FAILING ME
>>35492711Perrow calls for your blood
>>35492589Aw yeah. If you want I can dump a couple reference pics for arms and armour. A lot of people get the arms and armour of the early Crusader era very wrong. (I once saw a pic of King Richard in plate and had a minor stroke)
>>35492764These fully enclosed helms aren't period appropriate, just fyi, they're more a Third Crusade+ kind of deal.
>>35492723Cut me some slack, I cannot access mibbit>>35492805Its pretty much what I have in mind
>>35492805Norman helms (like the footsoldiers are wearing) and flat tops like on Matilda of Tuscany here are more the order of the day.(Matilda is one of my top five medieval women, yes I keep a list)
>>35492764wait, theres no plate?tell me e-mail is not the best armour in this game
>>35492483She can think of Chirashizashi as an extension of us when we're outside of Jerusalem.
>>35492844One of the women I took for inspiration for Sabeen. Not exact, but close.In case you all missed it, Sabeen's mother is a Zanj slave. Meaning possibly from Zanzibar or Madagascar.
>>35492560Say, is Iovetta going to be teaching us French? 'Cuz then we could be practicing our French in a lot of places, hueheheeueheheuh
>>35492844The flat pot helm would be appropriate for a lion head
>>35492887Plate mail is something from late 13th - 14th centuryFull plate is made to counter crossbow and early handcannon
>>35492844What type of helmet does Wilhelm have? I think I remember us getting a full helm in one of the quests but I don't think it was clarified what type it was.
>>35492981I had a surprisingly hard time finding images of Turks and Egyptians from this era that were credible.This is one of the better ones.A lot of material on the Middle East is more concerned with the Ottoman Empire or just Saladin, who had slightly different arms and armour than what I'm going for.
>>35493021So what armour is common now? Like what next from maile shirt or was that it for that time period?
>>35493023Pretty much this: >>35492844On Matilda with more of a face plate (I said it was an enclosed helm and an anon pointed out it was at least fifty years too early for that. He was right, I was being a bit a-historical just for the sake of an extended equipment list.)
>hugo nearly on Par with buffed Wilhelm Kekitty kek
>>35493049A hauberk, which is pretty much just a better articulated and thicker maille shirt, and lamellar.
>>35493049It's maille, down to the wrists, maybe hands. knee or lower. Those who can't into mail get gambesons.
>>35493123Komeni lamellar.A bit similar to old school Roman armour, usually meant for cavalry. There's some debate about whether or not legs and arms were covered extensively too.
>>35493166Another depiction of lamellar. I've heard it coming in steel and leather.>>35493156I'm pretty much using the term 'hauberk' to describe what this guy is talking about. A proper full suit of maile.
>>35493123>>35493166>>35493197huh cool stuff. crusade era knowledge isnt my usual area of exertise so this is all new to me.
>>35493059So it is this kind where it has a face plat but doesn't have a plate covering the entire back of the head/neck.
>>35493228The movie 'Kingdom of Heaven' actually does a decent job with period accurate armour, though some of the weapons are wrong (they have longswords a couple centuries too early) and I won't comment on the actual martial arts and tactics displayed.It's a bit too washed out colour wise though. People liked bright colours back then.
>>35492981>>35493197So the kite shields had already reduced in size by the 12th?
>>35493287Dude I think you read his age wrong maybe.
>>35493292There was actually a lot of variation in terms of shields. You had round shields being used alongside kite shields a lot of the time, and they all had a great variation in size.>>35493287Badass. Love it.
>>35493317Hes 13 right? Hes battle hardened 13 yo though
>>35493329Closer to the Norman conquest, but the difference in armour between the 11th century and early 12th are pretty slim.It's a transnational period, called a Renaissance for a reason.
>>35493287If I had a deviantART I'd give you a follow.
>>35493287I don't see enough suffering anon
>>35493387Im not that active anymore>>35493447>>35493454He almost looked like middle aged man so I toned it downPlanning to get a movie poster style with entire party, emphasize on planning, dudes from Chapter Quest knows how good I am with planning
>>35493534Finding arms and armour is actually fairly easy.Hard, is civilian dress. Particularly on attractive people.Not knocking the guys and gals who do re-enactment, but when you want to envision a pretty or beautiful girl, its hard to find it and accuracy at the same time.I'd like to read more about women in the period. We found out they had bras a couple years back in I think the 14th century in Hungary. Made from wool, so that's why there was only the one surviving example. So much material ages so poorly, you'd be surprised how much we 'know' is based on broken up fragments and second-hand sources.
>>35493607>Planning to get a movie poster style with entire party, emphasize on planning, dudes from Chapter Quest knows how good I am with planningDude, whatever you do and when ever you do it, I appreciate it. Even just Hugo's head shot up there is pretty awesome.
>>35493607Goy, forgot to upload
>>35493695Better though the scowl doesn't sit well with me personally>>35493642actually I have a question, last year there was a crusader quest where Mc's rival got his eye spooned out.....did you have anything to do with said quest?
>>35493725>actually I have a question, last year there was a crusader quest where Mc's rival got his eye spooned out.....did you have anything to do with said quest?Nope. This is my first quest.Though reading the other Crusader Quests in the archive and not liking them very much may have inspired putting this together as much as Raian's Three Kingdoms.
>>35493765I thought about adding the protagonists of the other quests in some where as a friendly jab, but figured no one else would notice or care.It was a pretty petty impulse too.
>>35493822Bah, go for it. Petty jabs are the best.
>>35493765>>35493822so Blaise losing an eye was pure ironic coincidence? top kek
>>35493765What other quests have you read and enjoyed? (Or hated)
>>35494006I don't really follow many quests.I got burned out a while ago. Used to read Nobleman Quest by that Chinese-English guy. Maverick Hunter Quest. Three Kingdoms, since its dead now.I do follow one other quest that's still active but probably shouldn't say what it is, to preserve my dignity.I like the idea of most quests more than I like them as they are. Stuff like PGQ and Joker Quest are appealing, but were too dense for me to get into by the time I discovered them.I jumped in and enjoyed a bunch of stuff that never got off the ground though. This one mech-quest way back when based on Front Mission, and a few others.All dead now. Hopefully something interesting pops up soon.
It's fun to read the pastebins and see the relationship updates.>Fame: You are a knight of mixed reputation, but growing fame. Your adventures have been heard of by some, and others think you a scheming foreigner>Spouse: betrothed (informally) to Ioveta>Fame: You are known of as a boy-warrior who has been praised publicly by King Fulk.>- Sir Blaise of the Knights Templar (comrade-in-arms)Goddamn it Hugo
>>35494148oh totally. Some are hilarious and at least Hugo keeps a knight hating on his ass.
>>35494130when will you do the next thread OP?
>Chihirizahd, Kurdish Yazdani concubine. 16 years old. (trusted)>(trusted)Not necessarily a bad thing, but...
>>35494130>Nobleman Quest by that Chinese-English guyStrato/Alto? He still runs a few quests on anonkun. His psuedo-Song dynasty quest is a pretty interesting read. I always thought there were a lot of parallels between Wilhelm and the MC of that quest.
>>35494226Probably Wednesday (US)/Thursday (AUS).>>35494254Maybe? When he ran it on /tg/ he was called something like Zhinghe or whatever. Could be the same dude.
>>35494282wicked. Figured you were aussie when you said you spent time with your girl on labour day.
>>35494282>Maybe? When he ran it on /tg/ he was called something like Zhinghe or whatever. Could be the same dude.Yeah, he used to be Xingzhe, then Strato, and now Alto. Ran Retainer Quest after Nobleman Quest, then dropped that for Reign of Command (the Pseudo-Song) one.
>>35494377Neat. I may have to check that out!
>>35494407http://anonkun.com/live/The-Reins-of-Command:-A-Story-of-War/-JEY5qzzvfdt5mHuFS5c/hometo save you the trouble of navigating anonkun's interface. It's a long read, but pretty fun. It changes gears a lot so it doesn't get stale.
>>35494130>I do follow one other quest that's still active but probably shouldn't say what it is, to preserve my dignity.It's avatar quest isn't it? I follow it to
>>35494407thoughts on the hopefully not dead Legion quest?
>>35494558It's dead, Jim
>>35494481Thank you very much.>>35494558I checked it out and liked it, but thought it was dead. Hopefully it sticks around.Reminded me of Commander Quest (was that its name?) which I liked a lot ages ago.
>>35494581 ;.; pls no
>>35494536It isn't Avatar Quest.I regret bringing it up.
>>35494594run by Pax right?God, that was fun.
>>35494659Yeah, jeez that takes me back.
>>35494712n it was starting to get close to after that false flag operation
>>35494835Hairs too long, but otherwise not bad.
>>35494871>but otherwise not bad.That sounds condescending. I mean I really do like it. Just her hair is waaay too long. It would only be a little longer than Hugo's, but curly. (If she grew it out she'd be rocking an afro)
>>35494835Chirashizashi next, please!
>>35494887Aye so shes short hair>>35494904Patience is virtue !
>>35494938>Aye so shes short hairYeah! And she has very African/Black hair too.These are really cool, I'm on the edge of my seat. Makes writing these scripts a chore.
Needs a lineup. We know Chi and Iovetta are petite.
Maybe someone here can help, but I'm looking for an Osprey image of Eleanor of Aquitaine on Crusade and in armour. Thought I had it in my folder but nope, and now its driving me up the wall looking for it.
>>35495319And one thread off extinction, never mind.Looking forward to seeing those images man. You're a pretty fuckin' cool guy.