character sheet: http://pastebin.com/rZQ8vVBd (embed) (embed)holdings: http://pastebin.com/m33m5nZ5 (embed) (embed)previous 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/KoblOfSecond Verse, Part 13It is the Year of Our Lord, 1135You are Wilhelm, Lord of Ramla.And you were hosting an important guest, the archbishop of Trier. In your youth the archbishop of Trier had been a different man. Meginher. A mostly harmless individual who had done little and less to improve his surrounding domain. Albero was different. He was a proactive sort, advancing the cause of his domain and elevating the importance of his station. Your father was proud to serve him, unlike the uneven feelings but steadfast service he had shown Meginher.As guests went the man was not hard to accommodate. Good food and flattery went far to put you on his good side, and your father kept all cutting remarks he might have far from the archbishop's ears. He did not engage in the sabotage of his eldest son that you had feared.Your father however was not so easy a guest. He bullied your servants and dictated the life of your siblings. Mathilde he had given the strap and she had run into your room a crying mess, unable to sit down for a day. Hugo was doing his level best to avoid the man but was occasionally dragged into his service, often waiting upon him at dining hours.Luckily he tried to make no games with you. Respect for your rank if nothing else.His women took up a solar. Your mother Brun and Hugo's mother Unna. They had not been close before, but your mother was of such a fragile state she found support only from your father's paramour. A naturally kind woman only just approaching thirty, you do not know why she tolerates a man like your father.
The other members of the archbishop's entourage made their presence known. Sir Paulus Heinrici was a Prussian-born soldier in his service, and spent many a day beating most of your own knights around the practice yard. Some called him 'Petros' or Sir Stone. He never flinched or showed any change in expression, though he had a dry wit about him. Some thought him unfeeling but Ibrahim explained to you that it was an accident of birth that had left his face half-frozen.Father Desmond was much in the Archbishop's company, oft lamenting the fact that many of the common people of the Levant did not follow the teachings f the Bishop of Rome, aligning instead with either Constantinople or Alexandria. The Archbishop promised to send your priest some assistance. One was a common ground lecture to the people of Ramla, another was a gift of some money to go towards building a proper church on its grounds. Desmond took his responsibilities seriously, and was much in the township looking to bring people back to the light of god.It was a couple of weeks into their stay when a ragged band showed up on your doorstep. They were a thirsty lot with a pinched hunger in their eyes, the sun and sand making rags of once fine garments. A family of Jews led by a man named Yusuf, come appealing for your protection. They had been expelled from Nablus. They were merchants by trade, and had all their goods confiscated upon their ejection from the Nablus community. In exchange for your protection they would tithe you a monthly percentage of their income.> accept the Jews> reject them
>>40936637> accept the JewsAccept them but keep a close eyes on them. Wait.. isnt Yusuf the arabic version of Joseph ?
>>40936745It's one of many variants of the Hebrew Yossef. Like most ethnic groups it isn't uncommon for Jews to adopt the style of name from the dominant culture.
>>40936637> accept the Jews
>>40936795Ah. Fair enough. Well you know what they say. You cant build a succesful city without a handful of "good" jews.Just cant remember who said it though
You should probably link the thread to twitter.
>>40936637>accept the jews
>>40936637>> accept the JewsJEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWS
>>40936745This we may hold no animosity for the Christ killers but they warrant an eye
>>40936637>> accept the JewsLooks like no sleep tonight.
You agree to host the Jews, but made sure they were established under the supervision of the Xenophanes the Reeve and Sir Etienne. Yusuf was grateful, and gifted to you thirty pfennings worth of goods in immediate tribute, hidden among the rags they wore to prevent attracting the eye of would-be-bandits and other miscreants of the high roads. He also gave to your household service his daughter Rachel, a woman of about sixteen, and his niece Salima, daughter of his brother Shlomo and of a like age with Rachel.> +20 monthly incomeNot all were happy with your acceptance of Jews into your community, even with provisions. Xenophanes handed you a formal letter from the community protesting the admittance of Jews into Ramla, but the issue was not pushed. Etienne expressed displeasure. 'They are as like to join cause with Mohmed as Christ, and do not take up arms in Christian defense' he said over a wine cup one night.Again though, your decision was accepted, and before long the Jews were becoming enmeshed into the Ramlan community.With the archbishop you spoke in private on matters of Ascalon. He seemed pleased with the idea. The archbishop had a warrior bent, and well liked the idea of fighting the Moslem, though his interest was closer to home. Particularly the Sicilian aea where many Muslims were harboured under the banner of the unruly King Roger, who made common war against the Italian peninsular. He said it was expected that the Pope would call on Lothair soon to intervene, which troubled you some as both German and Sicilian troops may be necessary for your own war."If only Christendom could stop bickering among each other we might sweep the field of the Saracen," Orlando said over a lobster dinner, knights and nobles conferring upon the subject."Do not think the Saracen isn't saying the same thing right now," Sir Stone remarked, "Whoever is the first to unite will be the ultimate victor in this conflict."
"If Muslims were the only concern to Europe mayhap, but we've still pagans in the north," your father said."Hmm, Prussia has a surplus of heathens that need conversion or the sword," Sir Stone agreed, offering your father a slice of pork."Asking Germans to unite is like asking the tide to retreat. It will happen by the grace of god or the force of nature, no man can achieve it," the archbishop spoke through a mouthful of crab, most inelegant, but his words could only bring agreement from the Germans present. The idea of a single kingdom or empire called Germany was the dream of mad men."Better to put Germans against Saracens than be dragged into another Italian affair," Sir Etienne said."Roger is half a Muslim," Albero said, "The conflict is one and the same."That made you pause above your plate, as you began to break the shell of your own lobster.> advocate for King Roger> agree with the archbishop
>>40936637>you that it was an accident of birth that had left his face half-frozen.Sir Autism more like!
>>40937433>> advocate for King RogerWhile we would normally agree right now Roger is providing us with atleast 10 Galleys while our own countrymen has done nothing.However express it more elegantly.
>>40937433> advocate for King Roger
>>40937433>The idea of a single kingdom or empire called Germany was the dream of mad men.> advocate for King Roger while being fair in your judgmenthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9fSEdZIM08
>>40937433>> advocate for King Roger
>>40937393>He also gave to your household service his daughter Rachel, a woman of about sixteen, and his niece Salima, daughter of his brother Shlomo and of a like age with Rachel.Good more slaves for our sister... i mean handmaidens!
>>40937433mention that while he may be half a moslem he is also quick to take the fight to them, but his fued with the papal authority is of detriment to him.
>>40937650 how long to kosher threesome with hugo?
"I would not go so far your holiness," you said, pouring the man a drink. He took it happily. "Roger is a man looking to make his mark upon the world. A Norman tradition. And he has never been soft on the enemies of Christendom. He simply knows the value of an individual. I myself have a Muslim physician in service. An intelligent if ungodly man. They might be wrong on matters spiritual, but they are well learned on matters temporal. It would be unwise to ignore their advantages in such an area.""You claim to know Roger's mind?" Albero asked, swirling the red in his cup. If he was offended by Ibrahim's employment he voiced none of it.You shrugged. "We have made an acquaintance, and agreed on somethings, disagreed on others. Either way you should be aware that Roger has committed aid to our capture of Ascalon. Do not be too quick to think him a friend of the Saracen. It is lamentable that he has been drawn into a feud with men that hide behind papal authority, but do not confuse his quarrel with Italians as a quarrel with God's Church."The archbishop considered your words before emptying his cup. He held it forth so that you might pour another. Which you did. It was only polite. He sipped at that one. "Perhaps it is not right we should be outshone by Roger Half-Muslim in this," he said, rubbing his belly, "I will speak with Lothair on my return and petition him to send troops, either way I think I can spare some soldiers of my own. It is not dignified to send such men against fellow Christians when the Muslim is in the field." His eyes turned to Sir Paulus the Stone in particular, who inclined his head. Then he looked back to you. "What say you to five hundred men-at-arms or so? Honest sons of the Rhineland."> seven hundred would sound better> only if they are under my command
>>40937744>> only if they are under my command your grace.
>>40937744quantity or quality of command?suggestions?
>>40937744>> only if they are under my commandYisssss!>>40937770>quality of command?This.
>>40937770It would be easier to enforce our claim/stake in Ascalon so our more powerful allies simply cant just trample us.
>>40937744> only if they are under my commandAs he was saying before. It is better to be united than divided.
>>40937810>> only if they are under my commandfair point >>40937744> only if they are under my command
>>40937744500 men from Trier and who knows how many the Emperor will send. Also the Bishop is a friend of the Pope so he might also ask for assistance there.
>>40937856if this goes well who knows how the second crusade will go!
>>40937871Still 8-10 till that. A lot can happen. All this outside support might make some of the nobles of the holy land nervous but on the same time it wont weaken them so they can focus on the Turks.
"I would be happy to accept them," you said, "Under my banner."The archbishop nodded. Disunity was the flaw of Christian armies. You did not want this coalition being composed of too many factions, and the more men directly under your command the better your chance of advancing your claim. Ascalon was near captured by the men that had liberated Jerusalem decades ago. It was a failure of leadership that had seen it remain under Saracen control.The dinner ended and you all retired for the night. You escorted the archbishop to his door and left him in the custody of your father before returning to your own chambers. There you fell into your fire-side chair and watched the flames flicker. Chihirizahd rubbed your neck, easing the knots that were forming there. Command was not an easy thing. You were happy to have such a companion who knew how to relax you.You drew her around and into your lap, enjoyed her by the fireside, delighting in the laughs you drew from her.> switch to Hugo> switch to Mathilde
>>40937909still it's not one concentrated force so they really can't smash & grab to the point where we would actually lose our grip on the city/cities>>40937964> switch to MathildeKono bitch da!
>>40937964>> switch to HugoBut wouldn't it be funny the bishop sends wilhelm sr?
>>40937964>> switch to Mathilde
>>40937964>> switch to HugoBest character
>>40937964>switch to MathildeHa-Ha Time to Court and Intrigue
>>40937964> switch to Hugomy nigga
>>40937964>. Ascalon was near captured by the men that had liberated Jerusalem decades ago. It was a failure of leadership that had seen it remain under Saracen control.Poor Raymond.
>>40937990changing to > switch to Hugo I want more of the Irish rose
>>40937964> switch to Hugotime to get his War and Lead up
>>40938196Hugo's WAR is pretty much capped intill he turns 16
>>40937964> switch to Hugo
http://pastebin.com/2STedMGRYou are Hugo of Ramla, squire to Lord Wilhelm.And it was your birthday. Your second one in the Holy Land. You checked your face in a well polished bronze plate. A wispy blond mustache covered your upper lip and soft strands of blond down covered your chin. It wasn't a beard like your brother had begun to wear, but it was a start.Maggie had giggled about it though the other night, plucking at it."It's not real," she'd said, "A bit of peach fuzz."That had injured your pride a little, not enough to stop you from pulling Maggie into the straw though. You'd been stealing a lot of time with her in the stable loft. It had left you with little sleep. You weren't complaining. She was well satisfying a girl, and you well satisfied her.Still. The way she giggled at your attempt at a beard had stung. A man has his pride.> shave it off> keep it
>>40938299>> shave it off
>>40938299> keep itWhat does girls know of beards? It will just take a bit of time and before long we will be more than a match for our brother!
>>40938299>> keep it
>>40938217lead & cha then?>>40938299>keep itFulk Senpai has one! we should be like Senpai!
>>40938299> other"S-should I try to grow it out, Mags?"
>>40938299> keep it
>>40938347Both Wilhelm and Solomon has one. Both are his idols.>lead & cha then?Well Hugo has been practicing Poetry we could ask brother to teach us to play the harp or some other musical instrument.
>>40938299>> keep itEndure the pain, she'll be drizzling wet once we've got enough hair for her to hold during love sessions
>>40938299> shave it offFUCK BEARDS WE"RE NOT DOING THIS SHIT AGAIN
>>40938398>colour is that you drawfag? I thought you were kill
>>40938401A beard is a mans pride anons
>>40938421nah i just stalked HFs twitter for it
>>40938438>Anno domini 1135>being a manlaughingmathilde.jpg
>>40938485Well if you are a boy you would like to be a man in this time period. Even the women sometime wishes they were men because then people might actually listen to them and respect them.
>>40938485We need a pic of Mathilde holding a staff Constanza-style
>>40938626>implyingdickings.jpgI need this stat
>>40938666>>40938626draw it yourselves you fucks
You decide to keep it. Time would see it grow out more. And to be honest you liked it, damn everyone else.You dressed for the day and went out for breakfast. Jacques ate with Tancred, the man-at-arm was listening to the boy complain about girls. Jacques had a swollen eye, a fist for being hung over the other day. You had known something would happen soon the way he drank. Your friend did not speak on the bruise, instead grumbling about the way the women of the household carried on."They rule here," he muttered, spooning food through a bruised jaw, "Lord Wilhelm should put them in their place, starting with his sister. Boy did her daddy make her howl though. That's how you keep girls in line." You sat across from him with your own bowl and he offered you a smile."I've daughters," Tancred said, "And I'd never do as Sir Wilhelm did. A mother should be the one to bring girls into line." He nodded to you. "Maybe when you have children you'll have a different opinion, but its hard to put hands upon them. For me at least."Jacques snorted. "Soft discipline leads to soft habits, that's what master says," he said, and touched his bruised eye.Tancred's eyes lowered. "I might have a word with your master on that," he said, finishing his bowl. He gave you both a wave of farewell before heading off on his duties.It was about that time your mother arrived. You flinched instinctively lest she smother you again. Jacques perked up when she walked over. A sunny grin for you both and she sat beside you with a hot bowl."Good morning and happy birthday to you my lovely boy," she said, kissing you on the cheek. You squirmed. "To think its been fourteen years already." She sighed, taken by feminine sentimentality.
"Birthday?" Jacques crooked a brow. "We'll have to celebrate with some wine." He made a drinking gesture. That was probably a bad idea considering his bruises.Your mother placed an arm around your shoulder and gave you another kiss. "You make me so proud. And your father as well." Your gut clenched. Father had not spoken to you much beyond barked commands.It was your birthday. Your brother had remembered it and relieved you of duties, giving them to Shit For Brains instead. You had the day free and wondered what you might do with it.> journey into the town> remain in the keep> visit the garrison
>>40938714>> journey into the townAdventures!
>>40938714>> journey into the townTime for Hugo to unwind a bit.
>>40938714>> journey into the town
>>40938714> visit the garrisonCountrymen!
>>40938714>journey into the townno drinking Jacques is an alcoholic isn't he?
>>40938785>''In this moment, I am euphoric. Not because of any false gods blessing. But because, I am enlightened by my Service to god.’"
HF, I'd pay you to write smut.
>>40938714> journey into the town
You decide to head into town. Jacques accompanies you, looking to avoid Sir Etienne.Ramla was much busier than it was when you first arrived,and not just because of the Jews. The constant visitors and accompanying soldiers was also starting to attract visitors in general. Pilgrims on the way to Jerusalem, finding temporary shelter behind Ramla's rebuilt walls. The people themselves seemed to have a new energy, the Ramlan's often gossiping about the new lord, the inventions being assembled by Achilles on the field, the troubles of the garrison. And the townsfolk were starting to feel very urbane as a church was being built for them by German coin.It was just stone foundation, but in a few years it would rise up a proper building.Farm folk come in for the season took their ease at a common house. Boys played in the dirt, or fought one another in mock battle. You stood apart. Neither fully noble nor fully commoner, the other boys didn't know what to make of you and rarely invited you into their games. It did not matter. You were not a boy any more.You stopped by the place Franz lived with the pretty widow. You hadn't seen as much of him since he had taken up with her. He sat out the front of her house, carving a block of wood into the shape of a large bear. He had a fondness for bears, kept a skin in his saddlebags, one he'd taken as a younger man. A big black thing that had been causing a mess near Koblenz.He gave you a look as you approached. "You need to bring that idiot?" he said in German, motioning to Jacques with his carving knife."I'm not an idiot," Jacques replied. You'd been teaching him German and he had been teaching you French.Franz lowered the little carving. "This'll be my birthday gift to you when its done," he said, scrubbing at his thinning hair. "Figured you'd be too busy running after m'lord, had time to finish it."You sat cross legged before the old man. "Wil's given me the day," you said, "Figured I'd come say hello."
"Hello," Franz muttered, taking a drink of water. His woman did not like him drinking beer. He offered it to you, and you had a drink.There wasn't much conversation offered by the man but it felt good to be back with him. He kept carving.The sound of fighting, angry shouts, reached you. Taken by curiosity the three of you walked over to see what was happening.One of the Jewish boys was tussling with a Ramlan boy. A girl watched with horror. One of your siser's handmaids. Rachel you think."What's happened?" Franz asked."Omar insulted Benny's sister," it was one of the amlan soldiers, George by name, that spoke, "So Benny hit him."It was Omar that was winning the fight though, his elbows had opened a gash in Benny's chin.> break up the fight> watch the fight
>>40939031> break up the fightif it looks to get out of hand, otherwise enjoy
>>40939031>> break up the fightA man deserves to defend their folk.
>>40939031>> break up the fightAssume Leadership!
>>40939031>> break up the fight
>>40939031> break up the fightI heard you were talking shit
>>40939031>> break up the fighttell omar hes acting unchristiani want Hugo to be the ideal, perfect, pious crusaderlike this guy >>40938785
>>40939092Hugo is pretty far from pious
>>40939092>i want Hugo to be the ideal, perfect, pious crusaderDude is sleeping around with a noblegirl and is madly in love with a muslim and not exactly pious
>>40939031>> break up the fight"Enough. It was you who insulted his sister and he rightly struck you for that. If you think yourself a tough enough man, then fight me in his stead."
>>40939092He fucks women in sables. That's not very Christian
>>40939092Sword saint? sword saint! Solomon may be the best but he's not that pious
>>40939107>>40939125>>40939135he can grow out of it!better to know the world and reject it for God than to hide from it in Him, though both are good
>>40939092>>40939125And bedded a frenchgirl
>>40939031> break up the fightKeep the peace and all that.
>>40939169>Implying he can't be both a bard knight & righteous defender of the holy land
You shoulder into the scrum and kick the big Ramlan boy off Benny. The skinny Jew panted, blood mixing with his beard, looking up at you through a tight pain."Enough," you said to Omar, who looked ready to dive right back into the fight, "The Jews here are under the protection of Lord Wilhelm."Benny staggered off the dirt, still panting. He tasted the blood on his fingers."Jews! Jews!" Omar barked, "Jew is just another word for rat!""Fucking inbred!" Benny tried to claw his way past you, but you held him back with an arm.You pointed at Omar, who had fists balled ready to go. "If you want a fight you can fight me," you said. Jacques made himself visible, hand to sword. You turned to Benny. "Calm down. Unless you want to get your head split open." Benny seethed but backed away. His sister took him by hand, offering you a thankful smile. You smiled back, but then broke that smile off. A pretty Jewess, but still a Jewess. And you had a woman."Are you a Jew lover?" Omar asked, getting into your face, "Or is it Muslim cock you suck? I remember a Muslim he-she that rode with your master. Did you suck that man-bitch's prick, or did he bugger you?"Your head swam with outrage.> roll 1d100 average of three
>>40939188>implying he can act like Wilhelm and still consider himself a disciple of Christ
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>40939201
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>40939201
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>40939201
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>40939201
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>40939201Tell him how unchristian and provincial he's behaving
>>40939210>>40939218>>40939221Wow Hugo sucks at everything. Can't even fight a nobody
>>40939210>>40939218>>40939221Blood for the blood GOD! why do the dice gods suddenly hate us?
Lets just hope Hugo's absurdly high WAR carries him.
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>40939201"Shut your tongue, you filthy peasant, or I'll make you eat your teeth!"
>>40939249Wait this is a roll about if Hugo loses self control. Isnt it ?
>>40939226>>40939210>>40939218>>40939229>>40939221fuck all of yall
Rolled 26 (1d100)I suggest if your're posting a lot don't roll, the algorithm for /tg/ dice doesn't take kindly to it
>>40939315First post test
>>40939319Ahh second post test
>>40939340Man I give up I guess no dice on my phone
>>40939315good to know! is that per thread?
>>40939201>"Or is it Muslim cock you suck? I remember a Muslim he-she that rode with your master. Did you suck that man-bitch's prick, or did he bugger you?"Dude is shit talking Sabeen. He is asking for a asskicking.
>>40939319>>40939340>>40939360on your phone make sure dice is lowercase, so dice+1d100 not Dice+1d100
The world was a white haze."You"Your fist smashed him to the ground."Will"You were on top of him, fists slamming into his face."Keep"Blood on your knuckles. Blood on his face."A"Skin peeling. The white of bone."Civil"A gurgle and white froth from the boy's mouth."Tongue."It was only by physical effort that they pulled you off Omar. Franz and Jacques. Jacques looked at you with blatant terror in his eyes. You panted. And staggered over to a water barrel. You saw yourself in the water. Blood was on your face. Your mouth was wide, teeth bared. You looked like some kind of animal. Your hand throbbed. You thought it was a snapped finger bone exposed. It wasn't. A tooth was buried in your knuckle, or part of a tooth."Someone get Ibrahim!" some one yelled."The boy is dead," George the soldier said, squatting beside Omar's corpse. He looked to you. "You've killed him."Sickness came through your gut in a wave. You could not stomach a drink. You pushed away from the water barrel.Omar's face was all bloodied and swollen, purple lumped. The crowd backed away from you as you slumped next to the boy. You thought you might throw up still."Let's get you back to the keep," Jacques pulled at your sleeve. You hadn't meant to kill him. "Come on Hugo." Omar lay very still. You hadn't meant to kill him.> let Jacques take you back> stay with Omar
>>40939379> stay with Omar
>>40939379> stay with OmarWe have to make amends.
>>40939379> let Jacques take you backwhat the fuck hugo
>>40939379Cheese it with JacquesAnd enroll in an anger management program
>>40939379>> let Jacques take you backBye
>>40939379>> stay with Omar
>>40939379> let Jacques take you backoh great more pointlessly awful shit happened outside of our control
>>40939379> stay with Omarmax guilt
>>40939379> stay with OmarHugo is always brave.
Welp, Wilhelm has to banish Hugo from the town now.
>>40939379> let Jacques take you backyay child murder!
>>40939361possibly noticed my rolls were noticebly lower when I was disscussing thing in thread but you may have to clear your cookies/cache on your browser> stay with Omarfucking hell hugo
>>40939432It's ok dude we're the Lord's brother. What is one brutally murdered pleb?
>>40939379>stay with OmarThis is a crisis... Killing a Christian to defend a Jew?
>>40939443Actually, maybe we should put him in a monastery for a bit to improve his studies.
>>40939465Nah killing a boy for calling you a muslim cock sucker
Rolled 39, 45, 63 = 147 (3d100)>>40939450with cache and cookies
>>40939460It makes William look bad when is squire goes around killing common folk.
>>40939432If you have a problem with that then this is not the quest for you
>>40939465Nah, its killing a commoner runt who couldn't keep his mouth shut. No harm done.
>>40939465We didn't defend a jew, we had a fit of rage. There are several witnesses who can attest to this.
>>40939487Why should Wilhelm give a shit about this William?
Rolled 9, 22, 47 = 78 (3d100)>>40939450cleared cache and cookies
>>40939491We're not exactly a noble. So, we're in deep shit.
>>40939522Dice Gods wont be fooled that easily.
>>40939528Hugo is the heir to Ramla
>>40939528Ehh worse case we get executed and go to hell
>>40939539It's Mathilde now.
>>40939379fuck why do I even follow this quest
>>40939528Yeah, just the brother and favorite of the literal Lord of the town.
>>40939555Suffering, with the occasional coolness and hilarity.
>>40939555suffering with a side of smut & godliness?
>>40939570Jerusalem is currently ruled by a queen, in case you've forgotten.
>>40939555I played Ghost Quest, this is petty tier
>>40939596>All the world has the same inheritance lawsYou a dumb nigga
So, Germany or Monastery?
>>40939555It's pretty good when HF isn't doing his best to make it as unenjoyable as possible
Hugo still inherit over Mathilde.
>>40939623We live in the kingdom of Jerusalem, and are sworn to the Queen and her law. Mathilde can inherit, and she's also our trueborn sister.
>>40939641Hugo isn't even a knight yet. He's a bastard.
>>40939626Neither, who gives a fuck about Hugo killing some idiot anyway?
>>40939602we need dramatic filler before the Ascalon siege, and what better way to waste time then to have Hugo murder a boy.
>>40939656Ramlans. He killed a kid.
HF i still love ya this is best quest its all people talk about in the /qtg/
>>40939655>Hugo isn't even a knight yet. He's a bastard.Knighthood is irrelevant when it comes to inheritance laws.
>>40939552>It's Mathilde now
>>40939660It would have been better if Hugo had murdered 6 boys!! Oh the drama
>>40939665Bet they all thought he was an asshole anyway. No harm done.
>>40939677Is Hugo a legitimized bastard?
>>40939626We could send him out on a pilgrimage throughout the Holy Land so he can try and clear his head a bit.
>>40939717He'd probably just run around killing people
We will have to punish Hugo and some way and pay blood money to the boys family.
>>40939708he is acknowledged so yes yes he is
>>40939686Yes there's been harm done, Hugo has committed murder.
>>40939724>Paying peasantsI guess we can spare a chicken or two
>>40939717this isn't such a bad Idea maybe send Maggie with him
>>40939729He has turned against one of our own, we can't accept him as one of our own until he has repented and earned our forgiveness.
>>40939730Hugo is pretty good at murdering people. Why else would we be bulking up his WAR stat?
>>40939729Than he is next in line after William.
>>40939729There is a difference between acknowledged and legitimized.
>>40939752Nah, Hugo's gotta carry that weight. Besides, Maggie's other friends are all here.
>>40939755drama pls>>40939750I think covering the rites is appropriate
>>40939761Killing during battle is not murder
>>40939755>He has turned against one of our ownno no he hasn't you retard
>>40939761For war against our enemies, and not murder of our townies?
>>40939767Wilhelm declared Hugo his sole heir in Sidon when we talked to Sir Joyce. So Wilhelm and Ramla is practicing Agnatic inheritance laws.
>>40939780Yes he did. All the Ramlans are under our protection, and he betrayed the trust we placed in him.
>>40939761for being a righteous defender of the cross? we vagabond now? >>40939786situations changed, he's killed a man in cold blood & Mathildes here nowoh hey if she's first in line HELLO SUITORS!
>>40939755>one of our ownTake a chill pill, it's not like he murdered Orlando while hulking out. It's just some fucking kid, pay the blood money and move on.
>>40939717Hugo could just go to Fulk or Baldwin and seek service in their retinues, he's on great terms with them.
>>40939807we should send him to the templars for a year or two this is gonna cause a TON of unrest in Ramla
Everybody calm down please. Your being Elias.“Hello, Elais, look at yourself, now back to me, now back at yourself, now back to me. Sadly, you aren't me, but if you stopped being a little bitch and bedding imaginary ladies, you could be the son King Fulk wanted, like me. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re on knees infront of the King with the son you could be. What’s in your hand, back at me. I have it, it’s a Lion Helm. Look again, the helm is now ladies. Anything is possible when you're half the son Hugo is. I’m on a rouncy." Don't be Elias.
>>40939810A good lord metes out justice accordingly.
>>40939379>> let Jacques take you back
>>40939799Man peons die all the time. He was a cunt and he should have watched his mouth
>>40939807>situations changed, he's killed a man in cold blood & Mathildes here nowIt changes nothing.
>>40939833You seem like a faggot
>>40939845>Because words hurt more than fists to the face.
>>40939831>templars >not sending him on a quest to find the holy grail>not having him save baby Saladin>not having fight Assassins >not having Silk road caravan chases>not having an yandere assassin waifu>>40939850It changes everything in ramla
>>40939836It wasn't undeserved and there was no intention to murder. Plus its not like its a noble kid. Money and a slap on the wrist is enough.
Relax people. We will have Wilhelm pay blood money, punish Hugo then send Hugo to stay in Jaffa or Jerusalem for a while till it is blown over.Quit being such dramawhores.
>>40939871>>40939831this. The Templars will take in those convicted of a crime. But he hasn't committed a crime
>>40939884No it isn't. Ever heard the saying, "Don't shit where you eat"? See, we have to live here. And Hugo would still have to live here. Would you really want Hugo living here? Besides, I think Father's gonna decide what to do with him.
>>40939845Plus he was being a cunt to his social superior. Couldn't even take a punch without dying like a bitch. Hugo did the world a favor.
>>40939836Man you really must love peasants. Holding them above your own brother and all
>>40939893dude HF raped a princess in front of us cause we werent paying attentionwe gotta take this seriously
>>40939907[THE FUGITIVE INTENSIFIES]
>>40939893Good luck, their frame of reference is battle shonen, shadowruns and GoT
>>40939908Wilhelm is the Lord of Ramla, not his dad. He makes the decision.
>>40939884>>40939908stop being a moralfag. The kid was in the wrong for insulting Hugo and got what was coming
>>40939912All sinners are equal.
>>40939920Black knight Hugo looking for redemption here we come.
>>40939893You're all forgetting that Father is here. Also the Archbishop. This reflects very badly on Wilhelm. This is his squire.
>>40939926How will the people of Ramla see this? Wilhelm has to appease them after everyone saw his heir brutally murder one of them with his bare hands
>>40939919>we gotta take this seriouslyBy panicing wildly, jumping to crazy plans and trying to force Hugo into holy vows? Relax.
>>40939941>Says WilliamI doubt he would follow what your preaching
>>40939926No he didn't, that kid was just talking smack because he was pissed off.
>>40939926maybe if we were, like, count we could get away with itbut we probably know everyone of our subjects by facethis could cause a ton of unrest and will look very bad if the archbishop catches wind of it
>>40939941Bitch please. we can buy our sin away :^)
>>40939941Now you're just trying to reach autosage
>>40939948Maybe they will teach their kids not to be cunts to the brother of their Lord in the future.
>>40939943>the Black armoured defender of Justi-I mean Jerusalemfund it!
>>40939957And we beat him because we were angry. This is manslaughter not murder
>>40939964Get the fuck out.
>>40939949To be fair i was the one earlier that said i wanted hugo to turn into a perfectly pious ideal crusader. this seems like an oppurtunity
>>40939957>>40939962pissed off or not. he insulted his better. We are heir to this land.
>>40939978We can tho. Pope will just wave the sin away for a stack of gold. Do you not trust the pope?
You had lost your temper. You had committed a grievous sin. You sat and ignored your friend's pulling as you looked at the corpse you had made. This was murder, in your mind at least. Soon enough the soldier arrived with the constable, Tancred. The tall man-at-arms looked over the scene and clucked his tongue.Omar's family came to collect his body. There was such a wailing of anguish from his father and mother. It set your teeth on edge. You squeezed your eyes shut. You couldn't bare to look at it. Tancred took you under the arm pit, pulled you to your feet."Did he attack you?" he asked. You were a pretty sight."No," you replied.Tancred grimaced. "Your brother will pardon you," he said. That did little to temper your guilt.The Jews, Benny and Rachel, their uncle Schlomo, approached. The crook nosed man had a cloth in hand, as did his son. They wet the cloth and cleaned the blood from your face. Rachel cleaned the blood from your knuckles. They were swollen from battering Omar's face."Thank you," they said, and bowed to you. Eyes full of regret. None more pain filled than the boy Benyamin.What a happy birthday, you thought as Tancred and his men escorted you back to the keep. They placed you in a goal cell, iron bars, but only as a gesture to the town's folk. Tancred brought you blankets and food. A drunk sat a cell across from you, snoring loudly.You had visitors, first your mother who cried bitterly. "Your brother won't let them hurt you," she said. Of course mum, of course, you reassured her as your gut knotted. Next was Maggie. You didn't speak. She just kissed you through the bars. She was teary as well. Last came your father."Well," he said, looking you up and down, "This is a fair state you've found yourself in."You looked up at him. "Dad," you said, "Dad what can I do?"He took a seat, gave a snuff. "I can have the archbishop grant you an indulgence," he said, "But whether or not you face mortal punishment relies on your brother."
>>40939981And it will fuck Wilhelm and Hugo over by completly ignoring their characters and traits. Trying to fit a triange linto a square hole.
>>40939982Not anymore, we've shown our brother just how well we can keep a cool head and steady hand today.
That was no comfort. It didn't untie the knot in your gut. A boy was dead because you couldn't control your anger."I didn't mean to do it," you said, looking to your father.The man could only frown. "We often don't mean to do the things that cause the most grief." He said. "I wouldn't worry. He was a peasant. A nobody. Some money and a pardon for you will be enough.""That's not justice," you said, "I killed him."It was as if the two of you were speaking alien languages. Your father merely frowned continuously, before he rose to depart. "Get some sleep," it was the only good advice he had ever given you. You lay on your pallet, among the comfortable blankets. Sleep wouldn't come.The next day came and a pardon was granted. Your family was in attendance when Wilhelm made the declaration. Your mother, your father, both your sisters. Giselle had even been groomed for the occasion. Only you seemed to be taking it as a particularly grave affair, every one else seemed to think it was a formality. A trivial event. Some were even bored. You were released from Tancred's custody. There was light applause.Your brother called you to his private chambers. He did not look as flippant now."That was unfortunate," he said, and offered you a kind smile, "But the boy should have known better. If he had lived I'd have had him flogged for disrespecting a member of my household, and my heir." He offered you a plate of dates. You weren't hungry."What now?" you asked.Wilhelm considered that. "You should probably be away from Ramla for a while. I need to send a man to Jaffa to negotiate some trade. I'd thought to send Orlando. Get some use out of him. Perhaps you could accompany him as his squire." Wilhelm looked out the window, arms folded behind his back. "Or I suppose you can return to Germany with father, if you wish. But you can't stay here if the peace will be kept."Your gut clenched tighter. You did miss Germany.> go to Jaffa> go to Germany
>>40939971Stop with that shonen piss. It is the cause of half of our problems.
>>40940007Jaffa!Adventures with Orlando!
>>40940007> go to Jaffa
>>40940007> go to Jaffa"I will repay your kindness, my lord."
>>40940007>> go to Jaffa
>>40940007>No one gives a shit except for Hugo and Omar's parentsSo much for the shadowrunning>go to Jaffa
>>40940007and i'm done for the night
>>40940044Its like people dont even understand basic Feudalism
>>40940007> go to Jaffa>face two heavy, shifty accusations with conviction>oh noes peasant murder!Why
>>40940044Obviously the people of Ramla care dumbshit
Man, INT is the worst stat ever.
>>40940014No half of our problems revolve around us trying to get smut when it's clearly the wrong path and putting our modern morals before the right thing at the time. rightful character is not the problem
>>40940054Give it a half a year to a year and it will be back to normal.
>>40940060...this is truebtw HF captivating post
>>40940007> go to Jaffa>>40940014no It was a half jest, I rather that then a Templar
>>40940060>rightful character is not the problemActually, assuming any kind of righteous opinion is a problem when it comes to wading these crappy mundane situations. Cut it out.
>>40940064Give it that long, and we'll either be dead, disgraced, or dealing with Ascalon's management.
>>40940054The death of a single child is probably insignificant given time. It's not like they have any real say in anything anyway. Not like Wilhelm is going to face reelection for Lord of Ramla in 6 weeks.
>>40940091The support of the common people is important for all forms of government, not just democracy
>>40940110We've showed them were kind and caring but also stern and not one's to take disrespect. As it should be
>>40940110Which is why we are sending him away, Stop blowing this way out of proportion
>>40940110Man I doubt theirs going to be a revolt over one dead nobody. This is life for these people.
>>40940110Take your dramagogy somewhere else
>>40940126Being a pushover would be even worse than being too cruel. Wilhelm was correct when he said the boy should have been flogged if he lived. Peasants need to learn their rightful places.
>>40940148Exactly. We are not equals in this time and setting. They should know their places. As muslims especially
So who here likes red velvet cake with sour cream frosting? Does your liking of it include willing to suck your boyfriends dick for the last piece? In my case? Yes. Just please stop arguing it's done.
>>40940007Can we switch to Mathilde and give Hugo the Shield?
"I wouldn't mind going to Jaffa," you said. The sea would be nice.Wilhelm smiled, clapped your shoulder. "While you are there I thought you might deliver a message for me," he said, drawing a letter from his desk."For Count Hugh?" you asked.Wil shook his head. "For Malik," he gave it to you sealed. You tucked it away. "Best you be off as soon as possible." He took his seat and took up his quill. Your brother had been much the letter writer as of late, sending correspondence out all across the kingdom. It made him seem older, alongside the black beard that covered half his face. More mature. He gave you a last smile before you departed.You filled your saddle bags with what you would need for the road, and pulled on your maille. It was near a week of riding and the Jerusalem high road could be unpredictable. Planning a trip to Jaffa, with all the potential dangers there in, was relaxing in a way. First checking yourself. Your equipment, your supplies. Making sure your blades were not blunt, your armour was good.Then checking your horse. His hooves, his saddle. Making sure the straps were tied correctly. Keeping him from becoming nervous with a steadying hand.You were near ready to go when you found your sister watching. Mathilde stood in the doorway of the stable. Hands behind her back, leaning on the frame. You frowned at her."Did you want something?" you asked.She didn't answer immediately. Instead she brushed out her hair. "Just to say goodbye," she said.And then she did something you thought odd. She hugged you. You stood very still for a second.> push her off> hug her back
>>40940228> hug her backWont blame Hugo if he is not in the mood for a fight.
>>40940228>> hug her back
>>40940228> hug her backWe need a friend
>>40940228> hug her backAw, how sweet.
>>40940228> push her offHugs for murder isn't exactly expected
>>40940228>Ib4 she stabs us in the back and calls us a murdererbut really hug her
>>40940228> hug her back
>>40940228hug her frontyou guys give weird hugs
>>40940314We just love our sister
>>40940281She is hugging him because she is worried about him and is going to miss him.
>>40940228>> hug her backAnd then tell her: "Make sure Wil doesn't do something reckless like me, Matty."
>>40940228"Keep that shield up and steady."
>>40940345>Make sure William beats 2 peasants a day for me
>>40940373Who is this William you are talking about. William Bures ?
>>40940373seconding. Peasant fucking shits
>>40940389Wilhelm. phone likes to auto correct
>>40940373no what the fuck veto
>>40940424recognize a troll post when you see one anon.
You close your arms around her.It's an awkward thing at first, but then she kisses you lightly on the cheek and pulls away."I hope God forgives you," she said, brushing your hair from your face, "I-I will pray for you."You smiled. For the first time all day you felt understood. You put your hands on her shoulders. "We'll have another match when I get back," you said, and kissed her forehead. You mounted your horse and she handed you your spear. You started the beast forward with a cluck of your tongue.Orlando was waiting with a body of troops, about ten men. Sir Hector was with him."Good to be on the road again," Orlando said, touching the scar on his lip. You nodded. It was good.You looked up to the battlements. Maggie watched hollow cheeked. You waved to her with your spear and she waved back. Sadly.Few others were there to wish you farewell. Your mother, and Wilhelm's mother, but the rest had duties occupying their time. Solomon drilled troops, but took a second to raise a hand to you and a smile that vanished when the point of a spear lowered more than he liked.The men began to depart. Orlando hummed a happy tune, which Sir Hector soon whistled. It was taken up by the man as they marched. You did not know it, but you thought it Levantine. Soon though the men were singing it as they marched through the street, waving farewell to those they knew in the crowd. Benyamin raised a hand for you as you passed, then lowered it with a guilty expression.All the men were a merry step, happy to be traveling.You rode more glumly. Even as Ramla disappeared behind you that glumness did not depart.> scout ahead until Jaffa> stay close to the group
>>40940477>> stay close to the group
>>40940477> scout ahead until Jaffa
>>40940477>> scout ahead until JaffaWe used to scout when we were just a sellsword with Wilhelm. Should be good to do so again.
>>40940477>> stay close to the groupThat was our old job prior to the whole Jerusalem event.
>>40940525Yeah, and if there's danger ahead, some of these men could get their heads bitten off.
>>40940543> implying that there are lions in the wilderness between Ramla and Jaffa
Guys, someone needs to scout. No one else is able. Remember what happened last time Orlando lead and no one scouted ahead ?>>40940561No but there are raiders. Its like you people want us to get ambushed by muslims.
>>40940477>> scout ahead until JaffaWe have a light horse, let's do it!
>>40940477>scout ahead till Jaffatime to reflect
>>40940569https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cR-WiGKZtgAll the more reason to go on a rage-induced rampage!
Aw man, the Queen's gonna hear about this, and take away our friendship priveleges with Baldwin.
>>40940658>Aw man, the Queen's gonna hear about this, and take away our friendship priveleges with Baldwin.The Queen is not gonna give two shits about it. At most she will express a bit of regret that someone had to die but that is it.
>>40940670More like "You defended a Jew? How quaint."
>>40940684Aren't all the men in Jerusalem guarding a jew's property?
>>40940670>>40940684Actually, defended the household jews. Much more understandable.
>>40940684Not just a jew but a member of our brothers retinue and the peasent accused a noble of being a muslim's sodomite.
>>40940007>Giselle had even been groomed for the occasion.Huh, when did she get here?
>>40940812With father and mother. She kept in the background.
>>40940827Oh. In that case, how about we ROLL SOME STATS
>>40940862She is eight years old and her stats will most like be towards CHA and INT like Mathilde.
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>40940862WarInb4 nat 100
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>40940862Lead!
You spur your horse ahead. Someone had to act as advanced scout, and you were in no mood to put up with Orlando's snoring. As ever, ranging ahead and being alone with nature calmed you some. Just you and bird song, the chittering of insects, the snuffling of your horse. The world rolled by with the rocking tread of hooves. You kept the band of soldiers in view, but you were happy to remain separate. Even as night came and that open blue sky closed its shutters. The starlight, the white milky bands of stars overhead. They often stole your breath.It made everything seem so small. Sitting beside a fire, knees tucked under you, staring up at the great black empty. It went on and on, stars layered atop one another.What were the stars, you often wondered. What was the black between them. They were not all white, you saw a little red glint on the horizon. The devil's eye it seemed, winking at you. Jesus had a confrontation with the Devil in the wilderness of Palestine. You wondered in the dark if he would appear to you as well, and was much relieved when he failed to appear that first night.The high road was busier than it had been last. People travelled a little more freely. You saw a band of Templars ride past, white and red tabards, maile jangling. They kept a watchful eye on the pilgrims. One had his helm off, showing a bearded face with a single eye.Sir Blaise. His eyes skimmed over you without recognition. And then he heeled his horse forward without concern. escorting the common folk to the Holy City.Your own party joined the road. You still kept ahead, though Templar presence seemed secure. You past merchantmen and pilgrims. Some tagged along Orlando's retinue for safety until the walls of Jerusalem, making small trade with his soldiers.The smell of the sea, and with it the sight of Jaffa.
>>40940862How about no since that'll be determined by HF.
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>40940892IntThe schemes of children will haunt you.
>>40940902Hugo gets laid by the Queen
There were ships beyond it in port. You set spur to side and galloped ahead, the sun in your face and the salt breeze filling your nostrils.Horsemen rode out. A pair of Franks and a Syrian. They drew up before you."Who comes from Jerusalem?" Sir Barisan asked. He did not recognize you."Orlando Grenier, in service to Lord Wilhelm," you said, gesturing to your party still behind.Barisan looked to the road and nodded."Welcome back to Jaffa," he said, clapping a maille hand to your shoulder, before riding forth to greet Orlando.Aymal lowered his maile veil and gave you a grin."Hugo," he said, "We drink later, yes?"Maybe. You gave him a nod and rode past, into the streets of the quiet port city.Few looked up at you. Without your brother you were not so remarkable to attract attention. It was a pleasant change from the looks he would attract. You stopped at a food stall to buy a stick of meat, which you ate until you reached the keep, and waited for Orlando.He arrived with Sir Barisan, speaking as if they were the best of friends. He dismounted, as did you. Pages came to collect your horses. You went inside a step behind Orlando.Count Hugh waited, with him was his lovely sister Aines. He came forward to shake Orlando's hand. Moving with exuberant energy, as ever."Good to have you Sir," he said, "I hope Wilhelm is well?""Very fine," Orlando replied.Hugh saw you and pulled you forward. "And you bring his squire. Pray, what brings you here without him?" It was not accusing, he kept a merry voice.> I'm delivering a message for my brother> I killed a man and needed to be elsewhere> lie
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>40940862Rolling for cute!
>>40940912>> I'm delivering a message for my brother
>>40940812You'd have had a proper introduction if you'd switched to Mathilde.
>>40940912>> I killed a man and needed to be elsewhere
>>40940912>> I'm delivering a message for my brotherOnly tell the other reason when pressed.
>>40940937fuck of let him do his thing
>>40940878>>40940892>>40940902>>40940917Wow, our kid sister is a monstrous sociopath! We ought to get her lion skin to wear!
Just a reminder guys. Elaine lives in Jaffa so we might run into her.
>>40940958She does huh? Time for Hugo to court her.
>>40940912Hugh is already paranoid about Wilhelm usurping his position, telling him we are delivering messages to members of his court are probably not going to help things
>>40940912>> I killed a man and needed to be elsewhereJust say it with regret in our voice. Seriously, telling Hugh that we have a letter to one of his courtier but not him will just make him more paranoid.
>>40940912>> I killed a man and needed to be elsewhere"I dishonored my brother's name by killing a peasant..."
It's a letter TO Hugh not one of his court.
>>40940995Christ anon. Enough with that drama. We dishonored one beside ourselves and even then it can be excused.
>>40941000Shit never mind. I'm way to sleepy. I somehow thought it was TO Hugh about Malik.
>>40941000no it's a letter to Malik, you obviously cant into reading comprehension.
>>40940917Wow, she must be really shy.
>>40940912>lie"Oh, my lord-brother got eaten by his helmet."> I killed a man and needed to be elsewhere
>>40940912> I killed a man and needed to be elsewhere
>>40941042I second this.
"I killed someone," you said quite bluntly. "He didn't deserve it. My brother thought it best I spend some time else where." Count Hugh's sister recoiled slightly at the confession, but Hugh's smile didn't slip. He just thumped you on the back."Things happen," he said, and then he left with Sir Orlando and Sir Hector to discuss trade deals.You remained in the courtyard. Sir Barisan eyed you like he would a toad before departing. Aymal however swaggered over."Ey, we go get a drink?" he said, still grinning, "I know this good place in town. Beer and wine. Pretty girls. Very nice."As Muslim's went Aymal was not a particularly good one.> a drink sounds good> find Malik first
>>40941108> find Malik firstFirst deliver letter then we can have a drink.
>>40941108>"Ey, we go get a drink?"Eyyy> find Malik first
>>40940925Well, you didn't give us the option to switch to Mathilde last thread.
>>40941108>> find Malik firstLater my dusky friend.
>>40941130He meant this thread.
>>40941108> find Malik first>>40941083Bahserker you say
>>40941108>> find Malik first
>>40941108> find Malik first
>go do some errands>Come back >thread is killwelp
>>40941300Cause people no longer need to panic over nothing in order to force their black knight/pious templar crap on Hugo
"Maybe later," you said, "I have other duties first."Aymal waved you away as you walked into the keep proper. You made some inquiries with a servant and he directed you towards what was being called 'The Saracen Quarter'. As you approached it you noted the increase in Syrians, men but also women. Malik's band no doubt had a body of camp followers, wives and sweet hearts, the occasional child. None called out to you in greeting, though you recognized at least one from Sabeen's company.One points you towards Malik's personal chambers, but when you arrive he is not within. The door was ajar, the chamber was decorated with carpets and cushions, incense burned in a holder giving it a jasmine fragrance..Instead you hear a thump. A thump. A thump.Out the window was a small garden, and set in it was an archery target. Malik was practicing his skills. Loosing shafts into the straw dummy. The warrior had built a sweat, and the dummy was near a hedgehog for the shafts that bristled from it. Malik was without his turban, showing peppered gray long black hair that fell in ringlets down his back.He lowered his bow and a servant brought him a cup of water.Then he saw you watching, eyes widening in surprise."Young master Hugo," he said, discarding his bow, "Is your brother here visiting his lord?"You shook your head. The warrior stopped before the window. He moped the sweat from his face. He looked as if he questions but he did not speak. Instead stepping within. He drew off his outer robe, revealing his thick arms, and aired himself by untucking his tunic."Well, I'm sure there is a story to be told," he said, "But you have caught us a day before we are due to leave. Our time here is finished and we are traveling south. Rumour of civil war in Egypt presents an opportunity for men in my line of work." He fished a slice of pear from a bowl he kept and took a seat, inviting you to do the same.
You went cross legged. Malik was a little intimidating. Not least because he was so foreign in garb and manner. There were other reasons too though. He's talent as a warrior."Why are you going?" you asked.Malik smiled. "Frankish customs are interesting at first, but I have been three years among your kind. It was time I was back with my own. Some of my men are developing bad habits. That Aymal and his drink!" He threw up a hand in irritation.You supposed that made sense. You sore missed Germany.He poured you a cup and offered you fruit."So what is troubling you?" he asked. You said nothing. "Tell me or don't, but something is weighing upon you." He offered a kindly smile.> present Wil's letter> talk with Malik first
>>40941311>Black knight>Forcejust because you don't like it doesn't mean it's forced>>40941332> present Wil's letter
>>40941332> present Wil's letterAnd if we cant tempt him with employment atleast try to get him away from Eqypt. Anywhere but there.
>>40941332>> talk with Malik first
>>40941332> present Wil's letterBe back in a season or two
>>40941332>> present Wil's letter
>>40941332> talk with Malik firstbut mention or hand over the letter just in case we're interrupted by something.
You drew the letter from your tunic and placed it upon his low set table. Malik looked, and then touched it lightly."If this is what I think it is," he said, "I hope your brother will not be too disappointed."He took it up, broke the seal and unfolded it. As he read his face sunk. Once he was finished he let it drop to the table. He looked over at you, unhappy."Disappointment it is," he said, "I'm very sorry to waste your time boy. But my mind is set. It is to Saracen lands I travel next. South and the riches of Egypt."You sit forward. "But we might be at war with Egypt at any time." You couldn't keep your pubescent voice from cracking. You did not want to fight Malik.Malik smiled. "Yes, that is often the way of things. I have made war on my oldest friends while serving Frankish lords, and then made war on Frankish friends while under Saracen banners. It is not an easy thing, but it is the live I have chosen for myself. I do not wish to fight you, or your brother. If we did I would try to take you alive and keep you a comfortable hostage. But we seldom get what we want."You frowned. It was not wrong, but you didn't have to like it."But can't you at least not fight against us?" you asked.Malik looked to the heavens thinking, and then he looked back to you. "Only if Allah is merciful, but I ride where my master sends me. I shall hope we do not cross blades, and that my time is taken with this internal matter of Egypt, but I can only hope and ask Allah to make it so.""You act like there's no choice in this," you said, thumping your leg, "Why can't you just do this one thing?"
Malik chuckled. "You'll discover in time boy, that very few people have much choice in anything they do. We move to the hand of Allah, and only in a rare subtle moment are we given the chance to make a decision that might change our fate." Then he leaned close. "But tell me boy, is there a reason I should fear coming to blows with Lord Wilhelm? Is he planning something against Egypt?"You bite the inside of your mouth. Uncertain how much you should say. You did not know all the details, but you knew enough. Wilhelm like Sir Malik, but is it wise to tell him something that could be turned against your brother?> tell him about Ascalon> lie
>>40941521> lieah hell
>>40941521>> lieFuck. I'd like to, but this is not our secret to tell.
>>40941521> lieTell him to atleast visit Ramla before he leaves and Wilhelm may tell him himself.
>>40941521>> tell him about Ascalon
>>40941521>Other"Malik, I cannot say. If you take our coin and fight under my brother's banner, I can tell you more."
>>40941521>> tell him about Ascalon"My brother aspires to be the King of Egypt."
>>40941521> tell him about Ascalon
>>40941550>"My brother aspires to be the King of Egypt."Wow, wow. one step at the time. We are far, far from that plan still. Besides, Hugo doesnt know that part.
>>40941521> lieARE YOU KIDDING DONT TELL THE TOWELHEAD THIS IS A STATE SECRET
>>40941521> lie>inb4 Sabeen dies>inb4 Hugo turns emo because he thinks it's his fault she died
>>40941559is that a plan? i didnt know that
>>40941550hey no we need Ascalon to be a secret right until the very last moment, not even Malik & Sabeen are worth it Sabeen gets enslaved by Hugo when? >>40941521> lie
>>40941568Just tell him to visit Wilhelm and maybe he can figure something out with Wilhelm.>>40941577Yeah. That was agreed to be the long, long, long term plan.
>>40941521> Other"At the very least let me ask for those among your men who may be interested in fighting for my brother."
>>40941577yep been the Ambition since the early threads, also one of the driving factors for marrying Iovetta
>>40941594We wont get it during this war however. the one after or after a third one maybe. One thing is to win it the other is to have enough manpower to hold it.
>>40941577It's our long-term plan in the vein of Crusader Kings II, except we're the upstart German worming our way into the Levant instead of playing as a Viking raiding the North African coastline.
>>40941608id guess this war for ascalon, then an invasion of sinai, then a crusade for egypt
>>40941635That is probably the best and only way to do it.
>>40941635Yup, and all this requires land, manpower, loads and loads of money, and the blessings of the Church and its leaders.
>>40941651if we could help jumpstart the reconquista after we take ascalon i think the armies of islam would be spread thin enough that we could pull it off
You chew on the question. You shrug."As you said, who knows what might happen? I just know that my brother doesn't want to fight you."Malik's eyes glitter, but he nods. "And I do not want to fight your brother, but as we both know. Getting what you want is a very rare thing."As he spoke the door opened and Sabeen walked in. She was not wearing maile or mannish clothing, but had changed to clinging silk robes belted at the waist. She had an irritated expression upon her face as she fussed with the latch of a necklace.She said something in Arabic to her father, that clipping language filled with her annoyance. Just flowing from her tongue in a stream even as she finally unlatched the necklace and cast it aside. She rattled on until she saw you sitting with her father and she stopped, lips paused mid-word. There was a silence as she blinked.Malik smiled. "We have a guest," he said, gesturing to you, "A welcome surprise.""Hugo," she said. You stood up. It had only been two months, but you'd had another growth spurt. You were the same height, or near enough. It felt different looking her directly in the eye."Sabeen," you replied, "It's good to see you.""Are you a boy or a tree?" she asked, raising a hand, "Another year and you will be to the roof.""Hugo has brought us an offer of employment from his master," he said, "But I had to decline.""Well," she said, "That is a shame."> make the offer to Sabeen> remain silent
>>40941679>> make the offer to Sabeen
>>40941679> make the offer to SabeenAtleast hope we can save one.
>>40941677we'll really have to tool our charismaprobably wouldnt hurt if we could finagle an audience with the pope after ascalon to share our plansthe reconquista will be super hard though without the aid of spain
>>40941679>> make the offer to SabeenEven without war on the horizon, we could use a good horseman. And you know, waifu shit.
>>40941698The Prince-Bishop of Trier is actually a personal friend of the Pope if i remember correctly so we already got a foot in the doorway.
>>40941679> remain silentmake it an obvious they would be welcome in ramla even if they refuse
>>40941679> remain silentDon't just bypass Malikbro
>>40941698without the aid of *france i should say which hates us because of our treatment of fulk
>>40941721? We only made the offer to Malik, and Hugo's kinda in love with Sabeen. He'd be interested in making sure she's not on the other side.
>>40941721>>40941714I dont think Malik would take too much offense for it since it is Hugo and he is a good friend of them both. Besides remember when Wilhelm and Malik first reunited and we asked about how it had been going with Sabeen and he told us we should ask her ourselves. He consider her independence very much.
>>40941679> make the offer to SabeenMalik would fight a degenerate Christian horde anyday, but his own daughter? Never.
>>40941679> remain silent
>>40941738Its not about offence it was making it clear that we still see them as friends and that they we'll be welcome alone or separate.
>>40941762Ah sorry. that was more meant to the other guy.
>Ascalon>Reconquista>Sinai>Egyptian Crusadei like it, we can be king in about 30-50 years
>>40941811Hopefully a bit earlier because Jerusalem will be gone in like 52 years if history goes back on track by then.
>>40941817the reconquista and a crusade would keep the armies of islam at bay i thinkit also wouldnt hurt to forge an alliance between jerusalem and the byzantines, though that would be diffivult
"You could came back to Ramla with me," you said, stepping closer.Sabeen gave a very slight gasp, a hand twitch to her chest."Um..." you coughed, stepped back. "I mean, you could take my brother's coin and serve under his banner."Sabeen looked to her father. "I could," she said, more to him than to you.Malik's brow lowered. "You could," he said in a way uninviting of the prospect.You looked from father to daughter. Sabeen had a face like hope, while Malik wore an expression of dread."I-" Sabeen said, "I will have an answer for you on the morrow."She inclined her head. It was something.Malik thanked you for your visit and handed you back Wilhelm's letter. He had a servant show you the door. He did not speak to Sabeen as you left, even when she called to him. The door closed behind you, leaving you alone in Count Hugh's hall.You would have her answer on the morrow.-End threadWil +1 int, +1 leadHugo +1 lead, +1 int, +1 chaShort QnA
>>40941833Phew. Been some lovely threads. Did people overreact over that murder thing ?Next thread when ?
>>40941833Thank for the run, time to sleep
I now see someone has archived this thread already.>>40941844There was a bit of over reaction.Possibly tomorrow around 1-2 pm Aussie time. Maybe.
>>40941833oh shitthank for running HF it's been a doozy>What would we have done if we'd played as mathilde>you had this planned didn't you?>how hard would it be to beat Malik on the field from what we've seen?>Peoples opinion of Hugo now he's killed someone in cold blood>Next thread when?
>>40941833is it realistic to think that Wilhelm could start the reconquista early
>>40941852Just wondering was there anyway Hugo might have convinced Malik to accept Wil's offer?
>>40941855Isnt that in Spain? We arent really gonna do anything about that. We might however inspire other to start it early
>>40941852oh boy guess I can play hooky with my course tommorow
>>40941863thats what i mean
>>40941855>Wil's ambitions>RealisticShit mang that's like asking if CowCow's ambition was realistic.
>>40941852>Possibly tomorrow around 1-2 pm Aussie time. Maybe.That sounds awesome.You are really doing it because you want to make up for huge time of lack of Quest. right ?Just dont pressure yourself too much. But i am looking forward to it.
>>40941863it is but we've already seen some of it in other parts of the Mediterranean what with Rodriguez & Roger >>40941874Shit man you want to talk unrealistic we were Shu tier back before fulk
>>40941874ok guys help me out herewho the fuck is cow cowwho the fuck is liu buwho the fuck is wei fan
>>40941853>What would we have done if we'd played as mathildeYou'd have had more fun family time with Giselle and the mums.>you had this planned didn't you?Killing the guy? No. Wilhelm would have asked Hugo to go to Jaffa anyway to deliver the letter.> how hard would it be to beat Malik on the field from what we've seen?If he was overall commander, pretty hard.>Peoples opinion of Hugo now he's killed someone in cold bloodThat he's a bit of a thug. Most nobles won't care.>>40941855The Reconquita was in Spain. If you mean could he realistically kick start the second crusade decades earlier?maybe>>40941861Hugo couldn't have. If Wilhelm had come himelf, Wil might have been able to.>>40941875yesalso because another gap might be coming up
>>40941881Cao Cao was a Chinese general well known for his leadership, pragmatisme and charisma. He went from a low level noble to Emperor in everything but name.Liu Bei is a shit but with a insane CharismaAnd Wei is the name of Cao Cao's state/kingdom
>>40941887i do mean that, yes. i know where the reconquista was! operation fuck up the timeline is a go, we have official authorizationwill we get to sack ascalon before this upcoming break?
>>40941887You have been doing very well so far.What would had happened if Hugo had told about what happened back in Ramla with the boy ? I assume that was what the >talk to malikthing was about
>>40941887if wehad told malik about the invasion would he have ruined it?
>>40941933That is what they would have talked about. Malik would have given Hugo some good fatherly advice.>>40941931>will we get to sack ascalon before this upcoming break?I doubt it.There might not be a break. I just don't know what free time I'll have over the next month or so.
>>40941957I guess you will have a busy summer vacation if you even have one that is.
>>40941941That's a bit of a spoiler, no? It wouldn't have been a good idea to tell him though. I'll leave it at that.
>>40941963It's the middle of winter here.
>>40941957Yeah it's a shame Hugo missed out on that. I understand why anons didn't want to risk not giving the letter though, meandering about has a way of biting us in the ass.
>>40941957what would have happened if we'd gone back to germany? retired character?
>>40941966I think he has inklings all the same of what's on the horizon all the same. Malik seems like a sharp man.
>>40941976Silly upside down country. Just stay safe from them dropbears, hear they can be quite nasty during winters.
One thing I worry about when running more often is that the quality starts to slip. Writing is an exercise. It can get exhausted and thin.
If we do meet Malik we should probably try have him survive and if we capture him treat him like a proper noble hostage.
>>40942000Do the PoV switches help you with that at all or do they make it worse?
>>40941976fucking straya I feel you as a fellow ausfag
>>40942000Run tomorrow then take the rest of the week off.also i guess that might be a good thing to have PoV changes as they can spice things up a bit.
>>40942010Definitely. If he and most of his company face us, and we manage to defeat them and capture him, we should treat him well, then if it's possible offer him a job at the end of the conflict.
>>40941995Hugo would have maybe had a one-shot thread and then reappeared at Ascalon.>>40941998He isn't stupid, that's true.>>40942011They help most of the time. Sometimes I do a PoV switch to do stuff Wil can't, experience things that would be contrived for Wil to experience or because Wil is frankly out of meaningful things to do without a time skip. So its a pacing thing too.Wil isn't realistically going to be making time for a lot of the second string characters any more. Hugo and Mathilde can though.
>>40942010I figured if push comes to shove we could always capture/imprison sabeen & then use her as levrage via threats of rape/murder we'd take a hit with them & hugo for sure but if we needed to get him to cooperate well that's the nasty way>>40942000you do fine, it does show but its usually just spelling/grammar mostly
>>40942044>I figured if push comes to shove we could always capture/imprison sabeen & then use her as levrage via threats of rape/murder we'd take a hit with them & hugo for sure but if we needed to get him to cooperate well that's the nasty wayI'd rather not do that unless it is really really, really necessary
>>40942040>Wil isn't realistically going to be making time for a lot of the second string characters any more. Hugo and Mathilde can though.Yeah. I will admit it was nice to see Franz again, poor sod doesnt get the attention he deserves
>>40942044>I figured if push comes to shove we could always capture/imprison sabeen & then use her as levrage via threats of rape/murder we'd take a hit with them & hugo for sure but if we needed to get him to cooperate well that's the nasty wayI'm not normally going to veto write-ins, but I'll let you know that would be an extremely bad idea.
>>40942040It is time for me to sleep aparantly since I shoved "all the same" in there twice in the same sentence. Have a good day/night/Aussietime HF.I do hope we get to see Orlando find his niche and see Solomon be a bro again. Here's hoping the new squire gets some development too.
>>40942060I would be in the same mind (I barely got through the shitstorm) but it was an option>>40942069apparently a REALLY bad option
>>40942066Seems like he's all but retired really. And truth be told I think he's earned it.
>>40942069who would you classify as a second string character exactly?secondly I love how we have a range in scope now on just how much we're affecting the world around us>>40942085but we need our Banner bearer for ascalon!
>>40942102We will just have to nominated someone else.
>>40942102hes a kyke man
>>40942123He is converted.>>40942069I take it the bishop has enjoyed his stay in Ramla, will he be visiting Jerusalem and if so will Wilhelm join him ?
>>40942102>who would you classify as a second string character exactly?Essentially anyone who isn't family or a powerful noble goes in Wil's non-priority list except in special circumstances. They'll still be around and he'll interact with them, but they won't be dominating his time the way they did when he was a glorified freebooter.
>>40942134>I take it the bishop has enjoyed his stay in Ramla, will he be visiting Jerusalem and if so will Wilhelm join him ?He has, and he will be traveling on to Jerusalem. If Wil wants to join him he certainly can, but it isn't expected of him.
>>40942154I would like him to. Would be good to see Iovetta and there would most likely be nobles and dignitaries from other kingdoms/realms who we could get support from. Also the Queen could confirm just how many troops, supplies and warmachine she has for Wilhelm. She promised much in the bed that is for sure.
>>40941933Just to show how much of a giant wanker I am, I can tell when the guy who hates me is around for a thread based on down votes in the archive.>>40942044>you do fine, it does show but its usually just spelling/grammar mostlyThat can sometimes be because of literal, physical tiredness. Some threads run for +10 hours. I worry that it sucks some of the oomph out of scenes that otherwise would have been more impactful.
>>40942274>I worry that it sucks some of the oomph out of scenes that otherwise would have been more impactful.not really most of the oomph really just gets sucked up regardless because some of us have been following you for a straight 10+ hours anyway so we can hardly fault you.
>>40942274I read the thread in which Wilhelm supposely swore an oath to grow a beard. He did no such thingI guess it is 1 or 2 guys who really, really didnt like what happened to Zoe. Speaking of Zoe, i get the feeling Theodore is going to have something to do with Antioch. Am i correct ?
>tfw work tommorow>tfw the last time you missed out on quest a shitstorm happenedoh god should I take a sickie?
>>40942318Just follow it on your phone or something ?
>>40942325but Input becomes shitty & my phone a shit for posting
>>40942330When i had to do it on my phone i only ever did anything when it was time to vote by quoting and copy pasting the action i wanted to be taken anything more than that is fruitless.
>>40942311You are incorrect, at least in regards to the immediate things unfolding in Antioch. I do have a plan for Theodore Komnenos though. Nothing to stress about, its long in the future.
>>40942373>I do have a plan for Theodore Komnenos though. Nothing to stress about, its long in the future.Its like you want your players to Shadowrun this quest to the ground mate. But i am looking forward to it. Dude is a high tier enemy.
>>40942373Speaking of can you tell me who exactly he is, I've tried searching him but I got ditto>>40942361that's exactly what I'm talking about, its complete shit on my phone
>>40942373Yuan shao is that you?
So, who else has been making a Wilhelm character in Crusader Kings 2 ?I cant be the only one, right ?He slept with Princess Alice, Hod and married Iovetta then died of a fever. he got 3 kids with hod and 2 with Alice and managed to place Iovetta on the throne as Queen of Jerusalem.
>>40942395>Speaking of can you tell me who exactly he is, I've tried searching him but I got dittoHe's fictional, a mix of Theodore Komnenos Doukas and Andronikus I Komnenos. I thought about using a real guy, but decided it was simpler building up a fictional villain.
>>40942441So he is random Komnenos Doukas cousin #17Could you tell us anything more about Elaine and Joyce and their land back in France ?
>>40942460>Could you tell us anything more about Elaine and Joyce and their land back in France ?That will come up in the next thread.
>>40942441huh okay then, where exactly does he rule do we know?>>40942438shit son>Wilhelm>not Zealous as fuck
>>40942487>Wilhelm>ZealousPick one and only one.
>>40942487>huh okay then, where exactly does he rule do we know?My guess would be somewhere in mainland Greece.
>>40942566yes but the question is where? it will expand his dossier of enemies tenfold if we know exactly where.>>40942511he's crusader & not exactly godless
>>40942394We need to find Welf's reincarnation. It's truly a shame he died before his plot line became relevant. Imagine how glorious it would have been to have him sodomize Theodore in almost the exact same way as Theodore raped Zoe.
>>40942607He is a Crusader but it is not Zeal that brought him to the Holy Lands.
>>40942611>tfw no crusader karling that became the dark horse for the role of HRE
>>40942717>Join the last Karling to protect the Kingdom of Heaven against the Saracen hordes!Would had been quite the rallying cry across the Reich.
>>40942470>Wil +1 int, +1 lead>Hugo +1 lead, +1 int, +1 chawhy?
>>40943372Hugo +1 lead, +1 int, +1 cha+1 lead and +1CHA for trying to break up the fight i my guess+1 int for not telling Malik about AscalonIs my guess.Will got it because he understood he'd rather have 500 instead of 700 men if it meant they were directly under him>Disunity was the flaw of Christian armies. You did not want this coalition being composed of too many factions, and the more men directly under your command the better your chance of advancing your claim. Ascalon was near captured by the men that had liberated Jerusalem decades ago. It was a failure of leadership that had seen it remain under Saracen control.>>40937964
Finally, Hugo's true love is coming back to Ramla, a shame about Malik though.It was nice to see the things discussed in thread added to the storyline.Hope Orlando doesn't fuck up getting materials/squire/falcon
Guys, we still didn't showed Tripoli no love, we may need to stop by and say hello to secure some support
>>40943860What support we get from Tripoli we got through the Queen so dont worry about that
>>40942470guys, guysplease calm down and don't take any vows yet. Let's wait for Ascalon
>>40943915Dont worry. It is just a bethroeal. Nothing finally.
>>40943860while tripoli may be worth it, its not a sure thing as they have both Zengi & Byzantium to contend with>>40943945>Hugo >Betrothalfor what purpose we need details before we arrange any sort of marriage.besides Hugo is really a wandering man not marriage material Hugo & maggie OTP!
>>40944000>we need details before we arrange any sort of marriage.I think that is what we will get in next thread according to HF >>40942470Besides. He can just be in the field as often he can only occasional visiting if that is what he wants.You just have a thing for irish readheads anon
>>40943945I'm against even a bathoeal before Ascalon, we should give him time. It's not final but it would be a pain to dissolve it in the future without losing support
>>40944036While i understand you wanting a better match we just have to be careful. Playing the waiting has screwed us over more than once.
>>40944021 I wont lie that is part of the appeal honestly Hugo's young even by Feudal standards so I don't think he'd be leaping at the chance for it, anyway like I said he's not really husband material I mean did you see what he did when he was angry?>>40944048this is low stakes compared to Zoe & Ascalon
>>40944048As jumping too early has it also, there's no real reason to engage him at the moment and I fear it would bite us in the ass in the future
>>40944054>>40944055>he's not really husband materialCompared to like 90% of the nobility he is. Hopefuly Elaine is important enough for it to not feel like a waste.I really dont want to piss off the Templars
>>40944067we've done very little to piss them off you're being paranoid, besides Joyce likes Hugo now so it's less of an Issue you're the same anon that thinks she's Eleanor of Aquitaine aren't you?
>>40944054>he's not really husband materialIts easy. You just put a couple of babies in her and the fuck off to somewhere shagging your Saracen and Irish lovers while fighting raiders.
>>40944085Thought she was yes. I was luckily corrected on that note.
>>40944089b-but Hugo is pious! cheating bad!
>>40944141>b-but Hugo is pious!He really isnt.
>>40944148well how isn't he? honestly he could find or lose his faith as it standspersonally I like the idea that he's at a crossroads like when Wilhelm was Imprisoned, one leads to being a pious sword saint the other leads to being a black knight, defender of Jerusalem devoid of faith but doing the right thing.
>>40944067It feels rushed and out of place for me, Joyce is already on our side and I don't think it would matter. I mean Hugo never spared the girl any thouhg, she`s just that girl he fucked when he was drunk.
>>40944200>one leads to being a pious sword saint the other leads to being a black knight, defender of Jerusalem devoid of faith but doing the right thing.That is some very extremes you are jumping to there. Maybe he should just be Hugo ?>well how isn't he? honestly he could find or lose his faith as it standsWell right now he is fucking that irish noble girl. He consort with muslims and his visit to Jerusalem and after gave him a healthy dose of reality right in his face.He is not going to lose his faither completely nor go full on Templar Knight over such things. >>40944225It has nothing to do with love. But you cant just get caught fucking a noblegirl like that and not expect there to be consequences
>>40944239well maybe not straight away but at least as far as branching development goes.>>40944239>It has nothing to do with love. But you cant just get caught fucking a noblegirl like that and not expect there to be consequencesthere would have been consequences (he may have been castrated if he was caught) but he luckily managed to worm his way out of that & Joyces wrath by putting on a brilliant show in Sidon.
>>40944200I don`t like to think of him in such a black and white way. He certanly has a better moral compass then will and I fear he will lose his head and kill some allys when the raping and pillaging of gerusalem begins but I don`t attribute those to his faith. He already did some rather unchristian acts and will probably do more.
>>40944278Ascalon, not jerusalem
>>40944278again read >>40944268its not a black and white place just a road for development
>>40944268>well maybe not straight away but at least as far as branching development goes.Be careful when thinking like that. HF doesnt do "paths" or "branching" like its a datingsim or a RPG
>>40944348direction then point being character devlopment
>>40944505Yeah but it is based on assuming Hugo will continue focusing down that path ignoring all forms of nuance.
>>40944505We already estabilished that he is against rape of any kind and his pretty much ok with fucking outside of marriage.I like to develop him but i`m A little worried to tie it to religion
>>40944549I never said the path/direction we take could branch further.>>40944583he's character will tie it to religion regardless because it has that much of an influence on his life