character sheet: http://pastebin.com/2STedMGRholdings: 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/KoblOfYou are Hugo of Ramla, squire to Lord Wilhelm.And you have been sent to Jaffa to assist Sir Orlando, one of your lord brother's retainers, in organizing a trade deal. You were also sent to Jaffa after killing another boy in a moment of rage, your absence intended to ease tensions within Ramla. You have also been tasked with recruiting the Syrian mercenary Malik ibn Mujir. Unfortunately, the old warrior has his sights set on more fertile pastures, namely Egypt, which seems ripe for a civil war.After being rejected by Sir Malik you extended the offer to his warrior daughter Sabeen. An old companion, she has deferred answering until the morrow.And that is the state in which you have been left. Standing outside the Muslim quarter of Jaffa, belly tied into knots wondering if Sabeen will accept your proposal. You suppressed a blush that came over you with the thought of the word 'proposal' and shook your head. Tried to marshal your thoughts in an orderly way.With Orlando embroiled in conversation with Count Hugh of Jaffa you were left with little responsibility to occupy your time.The Syrian lancer Aymal had invited you to come with him into town for a drink. The two of you had been infrequent drinking companions during his time in Ramla, usually with fellow squire Jacques in tow. Jaffa was a quiet little seaside town, but larger still than Ramla. It would not hurt to sojourn out with the Syrian and have a little fun. Perhaps it would be a welcome destruction while awaiting Sabeen's resonse.
Still, there were other things to do.Jaffa hosted a chapter house for the Knights Templar. You might visit upon the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ. You had spent time with the Templars in Sidon and well enjoyed their company. You could well use some spiritual guidance at this moment.There was also a training yard that saw the soldiers of Jaffa practice their drills. Jumping in with them and working out travel worn muscles might provide some physical relief and martial distraction.Or you could just wander alone for a while and see what Christ set upon your path.> go with Aymal to town> visit the Templars> Go to the training yard> Wander a time
>>41102802> Go to the training yardSome training should clear our head.Also nice to see you again HF
>>41102802> visit the TemplarsPerhaps spiritual guidance from older warriors of the Faith is what we need right now. Surely they've had their fair share of anger issues/ptsd
>>41102802> Go to the training yard
> Wander a timeWe must seek repentance for the life takenAlso reminder to not roll if your're posting a lot
>>41102802>visit the TemplarsGod wills it
The clack and crack of wood against wood punctuated by grunts and bellows reaches your ears before you enter the training yard. Men in the livery of Jaffa square off in the square yard, spears in hand, crossing shafts and jostling to strike one another. Count Hugh keeps a well seasoned body of troops, only a few were currently in the yard.One watched the two men exchange lances. He seemed familiar to you, his hair a rusty red, his limbs long. Young but not a youth, he had a nasal bar helm upon his lap, a long kite shield at his side, and was in the effort of growing a ginger beard, which was coming up in curls.He saw you enter and gave you a hail. The two soldiers paused in their practice to also acknowledge you.You go to stand with the lanky man, and the sparring resumes."From Ramla?" he asked. You nodded. "I am Odo, my father serves out that way."And that's how you knew him. That is to say you did not know him, but knew the father. He was Tancred's eldest son.Odo has a leather canteen which he drinks from, and then offers it to you.He is not as well built as his father, but they have the same down turned eyes and taciturn expression. And they shared a grin, which Odo gave when one of the soldiers scored a killing mark on the other. It was a doggish expression of flashed teeth.The young soldier stood up from the crate he had been sitting on. He shared his father's remarkable height, long legged, long armed.He offered you the floor as he took up a fine spear."A bout or two?" he offered.There was spare equipment propped neatly upon the wall. The two combatants were stripping off sweaty gambesons and sharing groans of exhaustion. Men who are accustomed to fighting one another in the practice ring were often quick to share a joke, which the two did while comparing notes on one another's performance. Grudges held from practice yard sparring were the marks of a weak character, better to learn from defeat than hold onto bitterness.> accept> no
>>41103221>>> acceptTry not to kill him
>>41103221>>acceptLets show them how Ramla fights.
>>41103221>acceptgotta fight the bad feelings away
You rolled your shoulders, stretched out.Odo again flashed teeth as he took up a second spear and threw it your way. You caught it, flourished it a little and grinned back.There was something very comforting in the martial yard, having a spear in hand, facing a similar minded opponent. A synchronization of thought and body. All the nonsense of social niceties and shit drops away. All the worries, the anxiety about the future, the mundane. It disappears when your mind must concentrate on one thing, keeping to your feet, keeping your weapon in hand, and focusing on survival.The two of you began on opposite sides of the yard, the two soldiers that had formerly occupied it hunkering down on the sidelines to watch. They muttered to each other, one giving off a barked laugh. The same drill yard conversation heard from France to Cathay.You looked up at Odo. He had height, reach and muscle on you. This was nothing strange. You were used to facing larger opponents.He saluted you, you saluted back. A raise of the spear before your face and then a slight bow. The warrior sign of respect. Then you fell back, stance wide, spear point leveled. He did the same.Most of your spear work had been done on horseback til now. This would be an education in proper foot combat.> strike beats thrust, thrust beats bind, bind beats strike, block negates all, roll 1d100 with five passes
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>41103480STRIKE!
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>41103480bind
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>41103480block
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>41103480Block
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>41103480thrust
Rolled 1, 1, 2, 1, 3 = 8 (5d3)Rolling for Odo.
>>41103566DrawBind>StrikeBlockBlockThrust>BindSo even though we rolled low on most we got type advantage.
Hey HF, before the break, would you do an omake thread of like, what certain characters were doing when "X" was happening, like Mathilde's thoughts and actions when Hugo got super drunk on Christmas, or a preview of our opposition in Ascalon?
The two of you square off. Neither of you are in a rush to score a hit on the other, instead you pace carefully, cross-stepping aside, circling one another. Odo had his spear low, you had yours high. Carefully watching, tracking one another's movements. Not watching the weapon, but more watching the shift of shoulder and neck for the small hints of gathering action.Finally it happens. Odo lunges forth, bring his spear up. You react, lancing out from high.There is a general rule that a high blow will out reach a low one. You strike Odo upon the head, ringing his helm, but his point finds your padded belly. If it had been a fight to the death, you would have speared the man through the face and killed him instantly, taking no great wound yourself. But this was not a fight to the death. All your blow wrought was a chuckle from Odo. The man reassessed, falling back into the wide low stance, point kept level.The two of you paced again, waiting. Odo was not a fighter of pure aggression. He watched, he waited, he sent forth a probing feint that drew only slight reaction from you. But then he gathered for a thrust, knocked to displace your point. Instead you swept your point forward, again ringing his helm and sending the man stumbling back. He cursed himself for being caught, took a deep breath and instead launched a quick succession of strikes, hoping t outreach and over power you.Each blow you knocked aside, one, two, and then when he went for a thrust you knocked his point aside and brought the haft of your spear up close, knocking him once again in the helm but with force enough you knocked him to a knee.The man shook out his head, looked up at you and flashed a grin. You helped him up.Another salute was exchanged. Odo drew off his helm and gave a puff of breath."Not bad Ramlan," he said, "You had me dancing to your tune.""My thanks to you," you replied, "I well needed some distraction."
Odo looked to his fellows and called them over. "This is Luke and Roger," he said, "Soldiers in Hugh's company. We've a plan to get a drink later. You're welcome to join us.""Odo merely wishes to predate upon the serving maid at Hobb's tavern," Roger said, "Dangerosa, she's a wonder of Jaffa, yet this big thug thinks he can win her affection with silent stares from across the room."Odo turned red and gave Roger a snarl. "Mocked by you?" he said, "All the girls of Jerusalem know you to be a floppy fish."Luke just laughed as his friends bickered. "It should be fun, if nothing else we'll stand you a drink. Few can put Odo in his place the way you did just now," Luke said, putting forth a hand.> accept> refuse
>>41103913That actually seems pretty fun. I'll see if I can work it in.
>>41103946> refuseLets get ourselves cleaned and wander a bit. See what is going around
>>41103946> acceptbut only if we also to get to bring that drunkard of a Syrian Aymal with us.
>>41103946 > refusePrehaps another time, for now REPENT!
Hey, what if Malik interrogates us while drunk?
>>41103221> acceptnew contacts! new people!
Instead of losing ourself in alcohol, we could work on controlling our impulses in spite of it.
>>41103974Anyone ever tell you that you're a cool guy?
>>41103946> refuseit's haram
>>41103946>refuseWe aren't here to have a good time, we're here to convince Sabeen and work around our mental trauma.
Rolled 2 (1d2)So we have a tie.Rolling 1d2.1 accept2 refuse
>>41104326Anon, we're Hugo right now, not Wilhelm.
>>41104354Wil is most likely busy fucking Chiri and half the maidservants in Ramla right now.
So, converting to Islam, or at least undertaking its traditions, or getting our dick cut off?
>>41104398How about none of the above ?
>>41104398Neither but abrahamic dickings may be involved.
>>41104406Bastards with Sabeen it is, then.
>>41104378>Implying its not Rosalie>Implying Chiri would give Wilhelm the opportunity>Implying Wilhelm fucks any maid except his Slavefu
Guys, I have a plan: As Wilhelm, we go out hunting for a bit, looking for some leopards, and see if we can try to find a cub. Then, we capture the cub, then bring it back home and gift it to Mathilde, telling her that if she wants to continue practicing the martial arts, she'll tame that leopard cub.
>>41104398Not unless Wilhelm diesWouldnt mind Hugo learning to fight with a Scimitar though
>>41104510That seems arbitary and pointless. Besides if she wish to continue sword training she can do so in secret with Hugo>>41104518Pretty sure that would only require Hugo to ask Sabeen nicely if she could teach him
>>41104518A reverse-blade scimitar!
>>41104510>Leopard>Not lion>Not having a semi tame lion hanging around your throne room
>>41104535Mathilde trying to mold the Leopard into something it's not would make a fitting challenge for her.
>>41104566Well, Lions are really far away from Ramla, and Leopards are closer.
>>41104510watJust let her read and she'll tussle with Sabeen if she must
You shake your head. "Thank you for the offer, but I'm in no mood for drink. There's much on my mind that needs sorting."They look displeased by that. Roger let out a sound of a disappointment while Odo frowned much like his father. Luke shook his head. "Well you know yourself, but for my money a night of revelry is better for the spirit than a year in a holy cloister.""Luke should know, he was expelled from one out Bethany way," Roger put an arm around his companion's shoulder.Odo threw up his hands. "If you change your mind swing by the Saracen's Hands," he said, "We'll be there 'til late."You are glad they are not completely offended by your refusal but they leave with clear disappointment. They walk away boasting and trading secret jokes, a camaraderie that left you with a small pang of jealousy. You had friends, but all so distant in Ramla. Seeing the three soldiers depart in jocular company made you sore miss them. Quarrelsome Jacques, Solomon with his ready laughter, and Maggie with her ready jests. You had not been able to spend as much time with Solomon, so busy as he with wife and duty, but you wished time could be made.But here you were in Jaffa, while the were days away in Ramla. It put a loneliness in you that covered your shoulders like a shawl. You lock your hands behind your head and wander away, the sound of the men departing slowly fading. Wandering through half-empty halls with nought but your own soft whistling for company.There was much to think upon. Few of it putting you in good spirits. Least of all the affair with Sabeen, you thought on the dead boy and his weeping parents, and thought further ahead to Ascalon. How much weeping would that bring, along with glory to your brother's name? It could all become ash just as easily, and even in victory it would come at a cost.
>>41104609But that's not as cool sounding. Besides, rather than allowing her to do so, it's a sink-or-swim thing that could teach her responsibility and consequences.
You stopped to consider a matronly woman fussing with a child. Servants of the keep. If these place were taken, what would become of them? Put to the sword, or raped, or pressed into slavery. Was it justice that such a fate should befall the peasant folk of Ascalon, because they had the poor luck to be born that side of Jerusalem's borders? This you pondered in your wandering. And other such thoughts that quick turned black and left you unsettled. Perhaps being alone with your thoughts was a mistake. The more your thoughts turned to the future the more it seemed bleak, and the more your world seemed to empty of other life, until you walked truly alone down the back ways of the castle.> roll 1d100
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>41104641
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>41104641
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>41104641
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>41104641Hugoderp
>>41104649>>41104655>not seeding your rolls
>>41104674What's seeding your rolls?
I really hope it is the 78 that will be used
How many assassins will we have to fight off?
Mathilde training a leopard is not something I'd recommend. Leopards are extremely dangerous. That's beyond a sink-or-swim task, that's a 'she dies if she slips up' task.I think its an exceedingly bad idea.
If you want her to train an animal to prove her worth, I'd suggest the more prestigious and socially acceptable sport of falconry.
>>41104720how can we keep mathilde in ramla?
>>41104745>I'd suggest the more prestigious and socially acceptable sport of falconry.Good thing one of the things Orlando was sent to get was Falcons and equipment for it.
>>41104745I heard the oldest hunting dog is arab or persian
>>41104745A eagle's fine too.
>>41104745Cats are fine too
>>41104759Let's just go the Urraca of Castile/Genna Lannister route with her.
>>41104787This, not puting dangerous animals there, cat is fine
>>41104720>That's beyond a sink-or-swim task, that's a 'she dies if she slips up' task.Just like war!
>>41104798what route is that?
>>41104649Have a feeling Hugo will run into Elaine who will tell him that her brother has already left Jaffa for Ramla to make the final arrangements for their wedding.
>>41104820Domming your husband and sleeping around with men for political gain.
>>41104835Elias would be a good match!
>>41104826Please no. Hugo should not be engaged so soon.
>>41104849It actually would. Got a lot of political advantages for WIlhelm and the chance for Mathilde to gain some influence and power. Which is something she crave the most. She just have to be smart about it.
>>41104835So its the melisande route
>>41104868Not really, he is about the age to get married
>>41104878>Anno Domini 1135>not wanting to tie him up and dip scalding candle wax on him while using your unwashed foot
>>41104826>>41104868He could be engaged, but it would be a mite too soon, given he's still just a squire and wouldn't look as good.He's more likely ready, except he only knows squiring and soldiering.
You turned a corner.A sound came to your ears. It seemed familiar, and only as you stepped forth did you realize what it was.A woman's pleasure moans.They were standing together. Her skirts were hitched high and his hose were dropped. She had her hands placed upon the stone of the wall for support while he gripped her by the waist and thighs. She was clearly taken by the throws of passion, mouth open and quivering and giving wordless sounds, punctuated by his grunting and the slap of his meat upon her pale thighs.Sir Barisan, the Lady Aines."You wicked slut," the knight said."Your wicked slut," she managed to reply with a wicked smile before the moans took her words away and the pleasure seized her body.You froze. Lady Aines pleasure washed away as her face turned and she saw you. Shock took over her features as she pulled away from Sir Barisan, leaving him standing wet and exposed."Hell on earth!" the knight said, scrambling to put himself away. He reached for the hilt of his blade. Aines' eyes were wide and her face turned pale.He stepped forward. "You skulking pervert," he said, baring an inch of steel.> reach for your sword> protest your innocence> run
>>41104926He knows his way about a lady.
>>41104926Not entirely true. Wilhelm has been educating him in proper edicate
>>41104908>Implying Hugo will ever marry>Implying he wont get the Harem end
>Hugo's char sheet>You are known to have a violent temper.Well... No shit.
>>41104934>> runCheese it!
>>41104934> runrolling around at the speed of sound
>>41104934> reach for your swordHe is sleeping with his lord's sister.
>>41104934>> runNAH BRAH I'M GOOD
>>41104934>the Lady AinesWho is she?
>>41104934>> runremind me who these two characters are?
>>41104934> protest your innocenceIt wasn't skulking, and I've never met any of you
>>41104982Hugh's constable and Hugh's sister.
>>41104981>>41104982The sister of Wilhelm's liege and someone in his service
>>41104934> protest your innocence
>>41104982Lady Aines is Count Hugh's sister.Sir Barisan is his constable.Sir Barisan was also the founder of the Ibelin family in OTL
>>41104934> protest your innocenceI'm not the one fucking in public.
>>41104934> reach for your sword
> reach for your swordMayhaps you should have found more private quarters Ser
>>41104994>>41105003Hugh has the worst fucking luck in subordinates. He's had a traitor, a "friend" who NTRed him, and now a constable who fucks his sister.
>>41104934> run"I saw nothing, you were not here, this meeting never took place."
>>41104934> protest your innocenceDo not draw. We cannot afford to get blinded by bloodlust again.
>>41105001>>41104987We saw them committing adultery he's going to try and kill us
>>41104934Run the fuck away, to malik`s camp even. There the tempçars have no power.
>>41105032>committing adulterymere fornication. Just salute, turn and exit left
>>41105032Is he married?
>>41105032Yeah, we can run or we can fight. I'd prefer running myself since Hugo is still a 13-14 year old boy who's weaker than the strongest adult fighters.
>>41104934> reach for your swordEND HIM
>>41105041First of all. Yes they do. Secondly. Barisan is not a tamplar, He is the constable.Also he is sleeping with his lord's sister. He can get his dick cut off from that
>>41105065Sleeping with, or raping?
>>41104934> protest your innocenceJust say we'll keep it quiet. We didnt see nothing.
Protesting our innocence will likely involve a CHA roll, us being threatened by him, and him sliding his sword across our throat anyway.
>>41104934>runWhatever happens, by God shall we report this to Hugh's ears. Hugo will not face death for a false crime, nor shall his tongue be bought by coin.
>>41105090>"Your wicked slut," she managed to reply with a wicked smile before the moans took her words away and the pleasure seized her body.Does that sound like raping to you ?>>41105096>>41105004>>41105001>>41105004You are aware he is going to try and kill us for seeing this ?
>>41104926 > reach for your swordStart shit get hit
>>41105122>You are aware he is going to try and kill us for seeing this ?Kill the brother of the bardiest bard in the land? Hugo must have seen this scene a dozen times in his life
>>41105122>Does that sound like raping to you ?No, but it doesn't have to sound like that to Count Hugh.
>>41105144That is irrelevant. He will try and kill him. And do you think Barisan cares about what Hugo has seen before ?
>votes go beyond the IP count again
>>41105164Yeah people want Hugo to have to kill this man instead of running
>>41105065I mixed hih with blaise
So, y'know how we used to compare Wilhelm and Count Hugh as Cao Cao and Yuan Shao? What if Wil was Sun Ce and the other Yuan Shu? I think we should covertly get Count Hugh to do something stupid like taking the crown of Jerusalem.
>>41105163He would care about whos brother he is aBout to kill though.
>>4110516418 votes to 26 unique IPs? No doubt there's some people voting multiple times, but double check your IP counter.
>>41105193How would anyone know? We are in an alley with no witnesses
>>41105164>>41105179Final destination vote, HF?
>>41105193He really wont. We are Bran he is Jaime. So long no one finds out he did it.
>>41104934>reach for your swordEven if somebody already has for me, I at least haven't voted yet.
Barisan is the constable, he'll do like pic related with our crime scene.
>>41105179>implying I voted to muderfightAnon pls>>41105213you seriously using GoT logic here?
What I've never got is all these japs people go on about in thread
>>41105255Go back to bed, grandpa
>>41105247No you want to try to plead with him and when that fails we will have to fight him
>>41105247We are the brother of a young lord we saw someone fuck someone he shouldnt. He is trying to kill us for it. I think it is pretty apt comparison
>>41105212Ahgreed, this vote reeks
>>41105255They're gooks, not Tojos.
Should we go hide until Orlando is done with his business, or would Barisan go super forger on us and blame us for rape?
>>41105266>learning squinty eye history
"Sir, on my life-!" you put up your hands but his blade comes bare. You feel the steel upon your throat. Cold, so very cold.A match for Sir Barisan's eyes."Barisan!" Aines protested.He looked back to her."It's my life if the boy speaks," he said. Then he looked back to you.He drew back his sword to cut."Hold!" a voice from down the corridor. A voice you well knew.All turned to watch Sabeen approach. She came in maile with spear in hand, her saddle across one shoulder. She walked a heavy tread and her eyes were cast with ill-temper.Her gaze swept from you to Barisan to Aines. The knight's knuckles went white upon the hilt of his sword."What is this," she asked, "That you hold my friend to steel bared?"Aines came forward. "A misunderstanding," she said. Aines and Sabeen were friends, she reached for that friendship like a lifeline.Sabeen looked to you. "What exactly is being misunderstood?" she asked. Voice taut like bowstring drawn.> tell her everything> speak a lie
>>41105348>> speak a lieBe cool
>>41105348> speak a lieHe got a sword to our throat.
>>41105348>> tell her everythingNigga they be fucking
>>41105348>tell her everythingFuck Barisan
>>41105348> speak a lie
>>41105348>> tell her everythingBOTH OF THESE FUCKS ARE GONNA GET IT TO THEMI wish to see them burn, burn gloriously both,
>>41105365>Nigga they be fuckingLast words of Hugo of Ramla
>>41105348Yeah this was a good idea you guys
>>41105348> tell her everythingfuck this fuckerHugo is whiteknight now
>>41105348> speak a lieWe were asking things out of some soldiers, must've looked suspicious
>>41105348> speak a lieWe're practicing disarms. *takes away his sword*
>>41105348If he's turned away from us, grab his sword and get away!
>>41105213>We are Bran he is JaimeExcept we have an insane WAR score for a child
Christ you people are idiots thinking it some sort of action movie. He got a sword to our throat. Play it cool and get the hell away with sabeen
>>41105348>Write inNothing. He was teasing
>>41105365>>41105370>>41105383>>41105386>niggaknight having a nigga moment
>>41105348>> speak a lie
>>41105348> speak a lieWe'll tell sabeen later but for now, get the sword away.
Why can't you just lie for now to not get stabbed in the throat and then confide in Sabeen & Co when it's safe?
>>41105348>speak a lieMistaken insult
>>41105456Yeah, the only ones we could tell are Sabeen and Wilhelm.
Trying to pursue justice no matter what is a pointless endeavor when it's not our job.
>>41105348>tell her everything.
Damn, I must reconfig my extension, I can't see where the IPs went up
>>41105348> tell her everything
>>41105508>Implying Hugo knows this>implying he's as cynical as you areDammit anon Hugo still has a little naïveté in him
>>41105558>>41105510You can stop your samefagging voting is over
>>41105586I wish HF would tell us when voting is over.
>>41105582But he isnt a idiot who would do something like that with a sword to his throat. Not to mention all Barisan has to do is kill Hugo then frame it on Sabeen.
Hey, don't tattle on Lady Aines, she's cool.
"In the dark they thought me a thief," you said, gesturing to the gloom, "It's well away from the run of the keep. Sir Barisan reacted swift in defense of Lady Aines."Aines nodded. "It is as he said. I feared so terribly when we stumbled upon him that gallant Sir Barisan took quick action. Thank the lord for your arrival Sabeen, you've prevented a tragedy."Sabeen kept her eyes on you, hooded eyes that saw your lie, but she gave a nod."Well if that is all that it is," she said, "Hugo and I have business to discuss. Good evening." She cut the knight and lady a half bow, gestured for you to follow. You did so, looking back to see Barisan's gritted teeth. The man would not soon forget and you doubt would drop this matter so quickly. A man that fears for his life could do any manner of stupid things to preserve it.But for now you walked with Sabeen back the way you came."Thanks," you said."For what?" she replied, "It was a simple misunderstanding." Her long stride carried her forward, a half step longer than yours. She kept ahead of you. You looked to her saddlebags."Are you leaving?" you asked."No," her answer was curt. A word punched. She did not talk further until you reached Sir Orlando's chambers. There outside the door she put down her saddle bags, leaned her spear against the wall. And glared a while into empty space, arms crossed, boot tapping as some dark thought rolled around her head.> ask what is wrong> distract her from her troubles
>>41105607Oh yeah I'm not saying he would but maybe pursuing it at a later date, when there aren't sharp blades around arteries and necks
>>41105348>"I THOUGHT I SAW A GIRL BEING MUGGED, BUT I GUESS IT WAS JUST A TRICK OF THE LIGHT"
>>41105641> ask what is wrongWatch yo back
>>41105641> ask what is wrong
>>41105641>> ask what is wrong
>>41105641> distract her from her troublesWe know what's wrong. Let's just enjoy what time we have left together.
>>41105641> ask what is wrongWhy does everyone get pissed off so easily in this quest?
>>41105641>> ask what is wrong"They were fucking by the way."
>>41105641> distract her from her troublesHope it's for the best.
>>41105641> distract her from her troubles
>>41105710No, don't be a snitch. This is the honor of Lady Aines at stake here.
>>41105641> distract her from her troublesGuess who murdered a man and got married
>>41105641> distract her from her troubles> tell her about why you're in Jaffa besides the letter
>>41105737We should however send her a glare or two when we meet her. Her fucking a married man in public almost got us killed. She could not atleast try to be discret ?
>>41105641Ask her what`s wrong
>>41105737>honorPfffffffft, you're funny, anon.
Why do y'all need to ask her what's wrong when it's clearly evident what's wrong? Her father isn't allowing her to go.
>>41105641>Ask her what's wrong
>>41102797>sir Orlando I appreciate the Kingdom of Heaven reference.
>>41105641>>distract her from her troublesOne way to cover our ass is to write a letter explaining what happened, give it to Sabeen and tell her to ride to Wilhelm if anything happens to Hugo
>>41105652But what would that get us besides our Count's sister caught in a scandal?
>>41105796Her father actually said it eas her choice.And spear + saddle bags? Until she ran into us, she was probably ready to leave with us.
>>41105641Aks her, we should not leave her like this
>>41105848Until we lied because DRAMA.
>>41105641> Ask her what's wrong
>>41105848Yup, she is comming and is we don't ask she might not to
>>41105848Truth & Justice?
>>41105848She said she'd answer us on the morrow.
>>41105872And she's probably thinking Hugo less of a man for not telling the truth like he has in the past.Proof that /tg/ forgets how characters behave half the time.
>>41105915>>41105874>>41105820Christ you just keep going
>>41105897Hugo is trying to keep a cool head under pressure and not do whatever lawful stupid thing pops into his head.
>>41105897Or you could stop assuming like a dramafag
>>41105737She knows already anon,they didn't have time to get proper aligned. We should just make this clear to her
>>41105920>lawful stupidYou mean telling the truth even under duress, like a good Christian and strong man would do?
>>41105939No one needs to know about this affair, just like no one needed to know about our affair, or how no one needs to know about the Queen's affair.
>>41105939The truth of it all is that we don't wish to die just yet.
>>41105737>honorAHAHAHAHAHA YOU CUCK
>>41105939He is not a good cristian anon,is he an hipocrite? because he did a lot o furnication tat he is not sorry for.But I do agree that we should tell Sabeen, she knows it already and is not a gossip
Between this lawful stupid and that idiotic leopard idea i am suprised Hugo or Wilhelm hasnt ended up dead.
>>41105987Hey, she's still a viable asset to Count Hugh so long as she's not known as a slut.
>>41105999The leopard was a GRRRRREAT idea!
>>41105939>I am the very model of a faithful riding crusader>I've illumination arab, frankish, bizantine
>>41106002Whether she remains a "viable asset" is up to the good Count to decide. Such blatant display of infidelity and sin should be made known, and I'm sure Hugh will offer protection. If viewed from a pragmatic angle, it helps foster relations between Wilhelm and Hugh, as his squire is willing to risk his neck to report on a serious trust issue to Hugh without expecting reward.
>>41106019I wish anon would stop trying to turn Mathilde into an anime loli brat and just play her like a well behaved medieval girl
"What's wrong?" you asked, a hand to her arm. You had a guess."My father...he cast me out," she said. A smile started to play out on her face, but it was not a happy one. "He said that if I wished to leave, that I can make my own life. He called me a disobedient, unnatural girl."That didn't sound like the Malik you knew, but how well did you know him.The smile twisted into something worse. You saw her throat contract, eyes glisten. "We said many cruel things to each other."You did not think your offer would result in such a thing."This is my fault," you said.Sabeen shook her head. "No, not at all. It is my fault. For being what I am. Whatever this is." She took a swallow. "I thought my father loved it about me. That I was honouring him."You stood and watched, thought of what to say.> it's not your fault> maybe you should go back to your father> write-in
>>41106087Hugh will give Hugo a fuckin' fever on his way back to Ramla.
>>41106087There is no evidence. Barisan and Aines will just call Hugo a liar and Hugo will end up being forced to apologise to Aines for tarnissing her honour for such slander and it might end up ruining Wilhelm's and Hugh's relationship
Does anyone feel like whenever we assume a role of a character they turn into a bitch?
>>41106099>> it's not your faultIt's what you are, It's what WE are. And I like it
>>41106099> it's not your fault
>>41106099> it's not your fault> write-inHold her. Hug her.
>>41106099> write-inNo words only Hugs
>>41106099> write-in"He loves you, that's why he wants you to make your own decisions now just like how my brother left Germany to fight for the Holy Lands."
>>41106087moralfags.jpg>>41106099> write-inIf he didn't love you, he wouldn't have taken the effort of keeping you in his care.
>>41106099>> maybe you should go back to your fatherCan we please get rid of her?
>>41106099>> it's not your faultHugs. And then whisper in her ear "it's not your fault."And probably whisper "I love you" for maximum lewd points.
>>41106099> it's not your fault>"Your father is not a man so callow that he would ever cast aside his daughter; perhaps he wishes you to stay greatly, while acknowledging that your future is only limited in scope remaining under him?"
>>41106099> it's not your faultSabeen, we are all as God made us. It is not within our power to be anything else. We cannot be anything but natral, anything but a reflection of Gods design.
>>41106099> your father does love you. he gave you the freedom and the power to make your own life.
>>41106149> it's not your fault"He loves you, that's why he wants you to make your own decisions>>41106149this but leave the brother part out, let's not talk about our brother in a momen like this
I want to keep Sabeen too but dont you all get sick of all these melodramatic speeches ?
>>41106172No, let's not make this about how we love her, let's just show that we're here for support.
>>41106169Why would we? she's great and our worrior kindred spirit.
>>41106172>Lewd>Implying Spaghetti won't drop in copious amounts>>41106099>Hug herDammit you fools the answer is non verbal comfort
>>41106201I don't care if it's out of character I want my speech
>>41106201The melodramatic speeches are the best part about this quest. Those, and when Wilhelm does something silly.
So its true. /tg/ is Hugsluts. You make Aines look like a prude
Damn. At this rate hugo marrying will be a pipe dream.
>>41106201I guess you weren't here for the trial? That was some shitpeech.
>>41106201naah, they love each other, what can they do? It's the most forbiden form of love for the time too. Even more forbiden if he was to bet Mathilde since they are half siblins and that hapenned all the time
>>41106236I get that they love eachother. But these speeches are goddamn cringeworthy. Either just says a few supportive words or kiss/hug her.
>>41106229Hugo the Huggo>>41106235>>41106231>>41106201Hey, they're all unique, which means that none of them are getting support. Plus, if HF really thinks one is especially good, he'll put it in.
>>41106099> it's not your faultThe line of work for mercenaries is dangerous, and ill-suited for a woman. Your father is protective, as is natural, and worries about your safety. However, you cannot stay under his roof forever, and must one day learn to establish yourself. He may not approve of your actions seemingly done on a whim, but you might obtain his approval if you do it right. Follow your heart, and do not doubt, follow me if you wish, I won't hold you back.> write-inKISS THE GIRL, YOU FOOLor embrace, kissing might be too lewdRemember to not get tied up for the night, we must make haste to Count Hugh>>41106150Cucks deserve the worst, and I'm not talking out of some broken relationship I've personally had or trust issues. It just sets me frothing from rage, it's utterly disgusting.
>>41106262We are not telling Hugh. Nothing good will come of it.
Kissing the girl is not the answer. That's not how you help a girl deal with her daddy issues, that's exploiting them for a lay.
>all this long winded writefaggotryJesus guys just give HF a prompt and let him do his thing
>>41106262You do realize that Hugo doesn't have any interest in fucking Aines, right? There's no real cucking going on.
>>41106262Where is Sebastian to sing "Kiss the girl" when we need him?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXmLRHnoSAs
>>41106282>>41106260Stop cramping people's originality. Also, those speeches are way better than telling her we love her or kissing her, as that doesn't really do anything except make it weird, and possibly anger her.
>>41106282I kinda like when we do write ins, it's like a mini cringe thread.
>>41106262Only one who is being cucked is Barisan's wife who we havnt met
>>41106293Go back to the ocean. We're not kissing her right now, it's not the time for that.
>>41106314>Also, those speeches are way better than telling her we love her or kissing herNot by bloody much
>>41106174This is the only good write-in, but unfortunately is more Wilhelm than Hugo.
Settle down guys! We have to trust in HF on this one. It doesn't involve greek reverse traps so I think we are safe.
>>41106342Still better.>>41106349We've been looking at poetry and manners, so what if we garble a few words? Plus, she liked our brother.
>>41106314>Girl has falling out with her father & cruel things are said>instead of comforting her let pull moves on her! No way that can go wrong!!!
>>41106374I know right? It's very selfish of anons to try to think with their dick right now.
>>41106366But it involves muscle girls! That asking for it anon
>>41106271>>41106289I know Hugo has no interest in Aines. It's about seeing such forbidden affairs taking place, and ignoring it outright. It happens right under Hugh's nose. If he has no problem with it, then it's all chill, but seeing such disgusting scum fucking like horndogs in private is just....damn. I really can't express it any way right now other than disgusting. Hugo's a moralfag, surely he sees the inherent wrongness and vile sin in this, won't he? Let Hugh decide how to handle this matter, but we shall simply inform him on the matter, not actively try to find charges to acquit Aines and Barisan.
>>41106402Forgot muh pic.
>>41106402>Hugo's a moralfagHe isnt really. He is a better person than Wilhelm but that is not saying much.
>>41106402There's nothing wrong with it, we're our lord's brother betrothed to a girl and we're sleeping with an Irish servant girl.
>>41106402Like we were fucking Maggie like horndogs? Hugo has no moral qualms with sex anon...
>>41106422Whatchu talkin' about Wilhelm, he's the most good out of all of us.>>41106402That is super goddamned hypocritical what with us having screwed Elaine.
>>41106402Hugo is a better person than Wilhelm that is true. But where on earth did this "Hugo is good, pious christian! lets become Templar Batman and fight the Saracen!" come from ?
>>41106435But anon it's ok when we do it. It's a sin when some other asshole does it.
>>41106462Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. As Wilhelm, would you let Hugo sleep with Iovetta?
I miss when we were a traveling knight rather than ck2 with extra bastards
Hey, I remember when this quest started back at August. I'm pleasantly surprised to see it's still going strong!Is the MC still a hyper charismatic guy?
>>41106482He is fucking the Queen. Take a guess.
>>41106482Yup, but now he's got some claws to back up his roar!
>>41106455I don't fucking know man, Hugo obviously has a better moral compass than Wil, but he is in no way pious and in no way pure. Fuck, he doesn't even hate the saracens that much seeing his relationship with the pretty lancer and Saeen
>>41106482yes he's now Hype-crisis Charismatic though
>>41106482Yes but he's controlled by uncharacteristic people so you do the math
>>41106496I think he's half a Muslim right now.
>>41106494That was one of the gayest things I've ever read, anon.
>>41106505Hey, HF writes the dialogue and the dialogue choices, we're doing just fine.
>>41106402>Hug's a moralfagHe killed many kinds of menHe murdered someone in a hazeHe laid a Templar's imouto, barely asked her nameHe takes Maggie for a tumble regularlyGet rekt
>>41106518Not as gay as moths.
>>41106492>>41106494>>41106502I'm glad to see that roll I made way back has helped then.Good luck conquering the Holy Land by word and sword, or whatever it is Wilhelm happens to be doing right now!
>>41106535He's getting his sister a leopard cub for her birthday!
>>41106535Mostly plotting and intrigue but between the lawful stupid and the ones who has no concept of subtly is will most likely not happen.
>>41106552Over my dead body anon!
>>41106560Hey, I didn't want to risk the jew's life like that. I stand by my decision.
>>41106492>Charismatic>Fucks the Queen, gives no shits>An excellent fighter, knight, and crusader
>>41106582Standing up for the jew wasnt the problem. Thinking that the only way to "redeem" Hugo is to become Templar Batman is. Also the dramawhoring.
>>41106598Fuck beeing a templar!Also, Fuck getting married into the templars!
>>41106533>He killed many kinds of menIn a kill or be killed situation or in defence of another>He murdered someone in a hazeyeah okay>He laid a Templar's imouto, barely asked her name>He takes Maggie for a tumble regularly>Implying purity is a thing most non-royals give a shit about in the year of our lord 1135
>>41106591I picture him as this.
>>41106534You best take that back, nigger.
>>41106598No, not that jew, Daniel "Sir Hector" Schmidt.
>>41106615The templar's sister is a good match though... And you dont marry into the templars.
You looked the direction she was looking."We're warriors," you said, "That's what God made us to be. Sir Malik doesn't understand that. You're his daughter. That's how he sees you. So when you go to war its different than if it was one of his lancers or a son. He's not seeing a soldier, he's seeing his little girl. And he's not seeing a soldier making a choice of where she will fight, he's seeing his daughter chose another man over him."You shift uncomfortably from foot to foot.Where you speaking a load of rubbish? You meant your words. But who were you to speak?"A warrior has to choose where they stand. Who they fight for. Nobody else can decide that for them. It's not your fault your father can't see you for who you really are. A warrior, same as him."She didn't say anything back right away."We are warriors," she said. Her voice was stronger than before. "And I've made my choice."And then, with both of you just looking at the wall in front of you standing next to each other, you felt her hand slide into yours."Thank you Hugo," she said, and she gave your hand a light squeeze. You took a small glance and saw she was smiling. You suddenly became comfortably warm.When Orlando came down the hall he was in company with much laughter. A throng of nobles and knights, with some ladies of the court, came with Orlando as the centre of their attention Sabeen's hand was back to her side in a flash. Your scarred master wiped tears of mirth from his eyes, leaned on the shoulder of Count Hugh's man."You are a tongue to watch Sir Bertram," he said, patting the man. He near staggered to the ground upon his release. He was quite drunk. He blinked. "Ah! Lady Sabeen, good to see you." Then he turned and vomited upon the door to his room. It caused a titter in the company he kept. You thought perhaps they followed him more for the fun of his self-embarrassment than out of affection, and that rankled your innards.
Orlando raised a hand before his eyes, wobbly even on the ground. Whether vicious or well meant, he enjoyed the attention.Count Hugh was with them, smiling for the buffoonery. He saw you and rubbed his nose, giving you a wink. Empathy for your situation with Orlando.> tend to Orlando> speak with Count Hugh
>>41106677>> tend to OrlandoBrother told us to be his squire while we are here. So let us not dissapoint.
>>41106659>you felt her hand slide into yours.>Mfw> tend to Orlando
>>41106677> tend to Orlando"God love you, Orlando, because no one else will."
>>41106623>Implying purity is a thing most give a shit aboutfix'd, leave that to the lower clergy. Bishops and above couldn't give a full fuck>>41106422 >>41106428 >>41106435 >>41106450 >>41106455 >>41106533>>41106402's status - RE:Told
>>41106677>> speak with Count HughUr sis a slut
>>41106677> tend to OrlandoDammit orlando. Get your shit together.
>>41106659Stay with Sabeen, he will not need us where he is going
>>41106659>He was quite drunk. He blinked. "Ah! Lady Sabeen, good to see you." Then he turned and vomited upon the door to his roomnote to self if Wilhelm gets wind of this, Ban Orlando from drinking for two years
>>41106677> tend to OrlandoCan't have the middleman keeling over just yetAlso, Orlando needs to level up something, though probably not WAR
>>41106705>>Implying purity is a thing most give a shit aboutYeah it's not like it was important in the middle ages
>>41106677> tend to Orlando> speak with Count HughWhy not both? Ask for a 'private' meeting with Hugh, under pretense that it is over a matter with Wilhelm. Both sides get happy, we deal with none of the fallout. Just make sure to mention Barisan threatening us, so don't jump on them too soon or it'll be obvious we let our tongue loose.
>>41106739Maybe CHA? He's good on INT, just not the rest.
>>41106705What?his entire argument was based on the fact that Hugo was pure and disgusted by the acts that he witnessed. We just pointed out that he is not pure at all.
>>41106750I don't want to snitch to Count Hugh.
>>41106750>Just make sure to mention Barisan threatening usNo you goof. That only makes Barisan more desperate and angry. Get some diplomacy in your head
>>41106774well fuck you then cause we've been in a coldwar with Hugh for a while now
>>41106793No we haven't, we've been his loyal vassal. If anyone's making the first misstep before Ascalon, it's him.
>>41106793Let's not act based on shadowruns guys.
>>41106808>No we haven't
>>41106793Curb your paranoia. Killing Hugh is not a thing that must be done to gain anything.
>>41106829Name one thing we've done to undermine Count Hugh that we haven't apologized for.
>>41106774>implying Barisan would knowI doubt Hugh would bring it up to Barisan, since it'll instantly ping that we snitched. But it'll help him immensely to know what lengths he's willing to go to hide this gigantic secret.>>41106785>A somewhat trusted source just confided to me on a problem between my subjects, I guess I should punish him for butting in affairs not his own!God, this is like watching a mugging take place and providing an anonymous call to the police. It's literally just a "heads up bro, your company ain't doing right, keep an eye out, trust" message we're giving.
>>41106829All we did was cuck him with the queen, and he will never know about it. We really should keep good terms with him because we need his troops AND we are a lord under him
>>41106757I'd just like to point out that someone can have character flaws and still be disgusted by the actions of others. It isn't all or nothing.Also Hugo is a young man while Barisan is a seasoned knight in service to his lord. A boy can make mistakes and be excused. A man is judged differently. The disgust Hugo -might- feel can as much be about a lord's retainer making merry with his unwed sister as it is about chastity.Oaths of loyalty and all that.
>>41106856Like that won't make Hugh doubt a bloody squire, or Barisan not want to cut loose ends even more.You're horrible at this
>>41106856Barisan's dick is on the line, as is our head should this get out. Besides, a lady's affairs are her own business. If we tell Hugh about his sister's affair, we may as well tell him about our brother and the Queen by that logic you're spouting.
>>41106869I'M NOT A BOY!!!!sorry, had to do it.
>>41106850>>41106868a cold war is a war of tension not open conflict its grounds for conflict differ, point being we both want Ascalon and that is the point of contention for aforementioned coldwar.Forget open conflict, this is all about whats happening beneath the surface
>>41106938Hugo's a man's name, and we're a man!
>>41106869Now I'm confused,I don't know if you are warning us to prevent us fucking up or If you want us to fuck up for plot.
>>41106941>point being we both want AscalonThere's a lot of hands in that pie, and things will probably go through transition before it is given to anyone. Enough time for marketing.Do not kill Fidel, do not invade Bay of Pigs.
>>41106993We need to be the first ones in the breach. We should drill our men in mountain combat to compensate for getting over that wall.
>>41106993agreed but like the cold war, whoever pushs the big red WAR button is ultimately responsible for the conflict, its all about maintaining the tension for long enough so that Hugh fucks up
>>41106987He's just saying we're disgusted, not saying we should step all up in this shit.
>>41107031Sparta called they want their Phalanx back
>>41107031>We need to be the first ones in the breachThose men were called the forlorn hope for a reason. That reason being death.>We should drill our men in mountain combatAnon pls, it is just some bloody rubble.This is not CoD, there is no mountain ribbon or whatever.
>>41107073It's exactly that kinda hope that we need to win Ascalon.
>>41106096Can Giselle be one? >>41103811
>>41107073>>41107084>>41107031you know what works REALLY well it tight gaps were space is hard found? Naptha
>>41106677> speak with Count HughThe hugoic course of actionAsk Sabeen if she could look after Orlando
>>41107160The Hugo course of action is to keep his mouth shut about things that don't involve him and his.
"Come on sir, let's get you cleaned up," you took Orlando by the shoulder, hefted him up.Careful not to tread in vomit, you open up the door. You look to the crowd. "If you'll excuse us," you say with a dip of your chest.Sabeen helps you get Orlando within and you deposit him upon the bed. The knight rolls a little on the bed."Ah," he said, "Ah. I should not have drunk so much." You were quick to pull him to the side of the bed so that he puked into the chamber pot. Drink was his chief vice, and you thought he could do for some fresh water. Sabeen brought him some."Drink it all sir," you said, pressing the cup to his lips. He drank.You worked against the man's drunken fumbling to get off his tabard and doublet, leaving him to lie upon the bed groaning. You took a cloth and dampened it, washed his face and chest."Would that I had a wife to do this," Orlando groaned. He looked to Sabeen. "What do you say we make a marriage?" he said, "Just convert and we'll be wed the very afternoon of your baptism."Sabeen choked on you think laughter, she wore a shocked smile. "A very generous offer," she said, kissing the man on the forehead, "But I must decline."You lay Orlando down and soon he was snoring deeply. It had been an effort, you had a small sweat on your brow. Sabeen took the damp cloth from your hand, padded it away."Good night," she said, wringing out the cloth as she walked to the door."Good night," you called back, standing by the foot of your knight's bed watching her leave. Touched your damp brow.-
Malik's men departed the next day.Most of them at least. Aymal left with him, strapped to his saddle still passed out from drinking. Odo and his friends had found Aymal while on the town, drawn him into the cups.Fifteen remained behind. None of them you knew. All of them more loyal to the black skinned horsewoman than her aged father. It had left Malik's body of troops whittled down by near a third.You watched Malik's band depart. Soldiers and camp followers marching south. A disciplined train. You watched from battlements with Sir Orlando and Sabeen."Another week and we'll be done here," he said, "Head north to Acre and secure a deal there. You're welcome to join us."That was said to Sabeen. Orlando did not recall his marriage proposal.She looked to the lancers waiting for her below."I should take my men to Ramla," she said, "Get them garrisoned. Make arrangements with Wilhelm. Faster done the better."Orlando nodded. "Well then, 'til our return," he said, offering her his hand.They clasped hands.It was with Orlando you then watched Sabeen depart, feeling a pang as she left.She looked up once and held aloft her spear. You raised your hand. And then she was gone. Riding for your brother's hold.-> Switch to Wilhelm> Switch to Mathilde> Stay as Hugo
>>41107147The place has gates, which I bet are easier to fell than walls. And need more men to properly hold.
>>41107240>stay as Hugo
>>41107240> Stay as Hugo
>>41107240> Switch to Mathilde
>>41107240> Switch to WilhelmTime to write letters and discipline sisters
>>41107240>> Switch to MathildeI think we are done here
>>41107240>> Switch to Mathilde
>>41107240>ifteen remained behind. None of them you knew. All of them more loyal to the black skinned horsewoman than her aged father. It had left Malik's body of troops whittled down by near a third.Nice 15 Syrian Lancers for Wilhelm
>>41107240>> Switch to MathildeHAHA TIME TO Manifest destinyanyone else think an Eagle would make an appropriate Icon for Solobro?
>>41107240>Switch to Willhelmis the switch after or before they return from Jaffa?Because I want to see Chiri's reaction when we give her the falcon.
>>41107240> Switch to Wilhelm
>>41107340the perspective is most likely while Hugo is in Acre
>>41107240>Switch to Wilhelm
>>41107340I want to secure funds for the trebuchets and see if we can get the bishop well received in Jerusalem
>>41107442>switch to wilhelm
>>41107442yeah, me too, but I assume thos things will be taken care offscreen if we don't switch to him.
>>41107463Samefagging at its absolute finest.
>>41107442>I want to secure funds for the trebuchetsI am pretty sure that is what Wilhelm and Orlando is already doing.
I should probably elaborate.> Switch to WilhelmWill involve traveling to Jerusalem with the Bishop> Switch to MathildeWill involve having Mathilde be in charge of Ramla during Wil's absence> Stay as HugoWill involve continuing his adventure with Orlando in AcreRevote off this post, in case this info has made you change your mind.
>>41107471Dude no. I was gonna respond to him but changed my mind n voted instead, forgot to change the post my thing was linked to
>>41107495> Switch to WilhelmTo Jerusalem!Lets try not ending up in a cell and see if we can get some sort of marriage agreement with Fulk between Elias and Mathilde
>>41107495>> Switch to Mathilde
>>41107463>>41107471>trying to cuck my post for a voteayyy?>>41107495> Switch to WilhelmMathilde can only Ramla at night, when Rosalie is distracted
>>41107495> Switch to Wilhelm
>>41107495> Switch to WilhelmJeruusalem and Iovetta HO!
>>41107495>Switch to Wilhelm
>>41107495> Switch to WilhelmChanging to this,13 year old girl have no business running our lands.
To jerusalem to meet the woman we love and the woman we fuck
>>41107540>Changing to this,13 year old girl have no business running our lands.Its called training. She is practicing for when she gets married and will have to do that
>>41107507>some sort of marriage agreement with Fulk between Elias and Mathildestill disliked, anon, no diceMaybe someone in the Queen's entourage has a child
>>41107495> Switch to MathildeIMOUTO!
>>41107540There's 800 people you fool it's not very hard
>>41107495> Switch to MathildeNow is this like FF6 where we get to play through all the adventures?
>>41107581Dont let your dislike get in the way of common sense. We have much to gain from it otherwise we risk having sister end up with uncle rapey
>>41107603Unfortunately no, I don't have that kind of time.Would be cool if I could though.
>>41107617>We have much to gain from itsuch as?
>>41107617>We have much to gain from itNot much except getting Mathilde all the way over France, and little leverage to do it (which is my argument, not lolhate)I wonder is Burress has a son
>>41107593>800>not hardreally anon? that's your argument?She is a spoiled 13 year old with no previous experience, she can follow Roselia allong to learn but she has no business calling the shots. Hell there are people who study to manage people a life time and can't do it properly.
>>41107581>still disliked, anon, no diceIs that a challenge?
>>41107634Fulk will be less paranoid and wont sabotage usIt will unify the realmKing of France will worry less and will not do something stupidMathilde will go to France where she will be more safe than in Jerusalem which will make father happyShe wont marry uncle rapey
>>41107650We don't need to put Mathilde over in France, we just need to get Elias back in the Holy Land.>>41107654She will learn with our guidance.
>>41107668>Learn with our guidanceExacly anon, and we are not there to guide her
>>41107680that's the dumbest thing I've read today
>>41107680Rosalie is there and Chiri aswell. This is just practice.
The way I see it, whoever we pick has the highest chance of fucking up. If we don't pick them, they do pretty good.
>>41107694Didn't HF just said we are going to Jerusalem or Am I mad?
>>41107654What the fuck is gonna happen in the week we're gone
>>41107711We are a bunch of guys on the internet who would be there to guide Mathilde into governing wisely, you semantic simian.
>>41107695Chiri will probably be going with Will and do you really want to leave Rasalie alone with her?
>>41107665>Fulk will be less paranoid and wont sabotage usthere's no reason to worry about him he has been all but defanged & is powerless>It will unify the realmno It won't considering Elias is little more than a count now that fulks been deposed and is powerless>King of France will worry less and will not do something stupidhe's to far away in truth he's really go no power here regardless of what he thinks, everything involving Provence & Foix was repairing diplomatic ties & Rep>Mathilde will go to France where she will be more safe than in Jerusalem which will make father happyFuck that noise, France is barely safer than Jerusalem what with England, France & Burgundy at each others throats>She wont marry uncle rapey>Implying she will if we secure a Betrothal while looking for a better match for her
>>41107731Chiri is not welcome in jerusalem
>>41107731Sure, it's just sapphic sex. Although, he's going to Jerusalem, and you know that city's policy when it comes to heathens.
>>41107725Oh, I didn't think he was refering to us IRL because that would not make any sense storywise, I thought he was talking about us(Wilhelm)
>>41107731>and do you really want to leave Rosalie alone with her?Rosalie has experience doing this. She knows enough to bed one of her pet jews
>>41107739There is still some nobles who are loyal to Fulk and dislikes us
>>41107739All those things you just said are reasons why Fulk would want to marry his son to our sister.
>>41107794very few that are openly Hostile, the two we have to worry about are Oultrejordan who we can easily sway with Ascalon & Caesara who we can sway with promises of revenge on Hugh if we need to do so
>>41107794>>41107809We are NOT giving Fulk and his son political leverage over us so drop itFuck do you even remember what a pos his son is?
If we can just staying the city for more than 3 hours beforing ending up in a cell. This visit will officially be better than the last
>>41107809Haha, that's not even an argument>>41107822>PaganCould work, we should inquire if he has sons
>>41107853>>41107822Queen already said that Pagan would be open for us when it comes to Ascalon. He has to constantly deal with raiders from Sinai. I believe the Queen was going to put a word in for us
http://pastebin.com/rZQ8vVBdYou are Wilhelm, Lord of Ramla.And you were on the road to Jerusalem, with your father, with the Bishop, and with the chief of his knights Sir Paulus Heinrici. And father's paramour, Hugo's mother. Your mother and sisters had remained in Ramla. Your mother was loathe to leave the company of her daughters.For your own company you had Sir Etienne in command of your body of foot (a force of ten) and Alexius to fetch and carry. You really didn't like the way your men referred to him as 'Shit-For-Brains' but at the same time he really wasn't a clever lad.It was a martial procession. The bishop rode with a shade held by one of his servants, enjoying the sight of the hard Jerusalem landscape without suffering under its sun. He was very pleased with your company and insisted you come with him.You were happy too. It would impress the other nobles of Jerusalem, and the smooth interactions with the Queen. You were also hoping to meet with Ioveta and perhaps arrange a betrothal for your sister while you were there.You had left Mathilde nominally in charge of Ramla in your absence, but truthfully power resided in a council of your chief retainers. They knew enough not to let a girl of thirteen be given tasks of real weight, but would engineer some responsibilities.Besides which you had tasked Chihrizahd with keeping an eye upon her, and to message you if anything truly foul arose.It was all in hand. Still though, you cast an eye back down the road to Ramla. You wre being overly precious, but still you were loathe to be so long gone from your lordship. It was your responsibility, the people under your care.Putting your eyes forward you set your mind forward as well. Traveling to Jerusalem was seeing to the care of your people.Until then...> nominate a companion to spend time with
>>41107827>Fuck do you even remember what a pos his son is?Not as much as Hugo. Hell, Wilhelm probably hasn't even met Elias. Besides, Mathilde will be there to torment him.
>>41107868>sisterSDamnit, HF, we'll never get to see Giselle at this rate!
>>41107868> nominate a companion to spend time withFather
>>41107899She is in Ramla doofus
>>41107868> nominate a companion to spend time withHugo's motherWe just send him away, but we're hoping he can at least get knighted in a year
>>41107868>> nominate a companion to spend time withFather and/or Archbishop I suppose
>>41107919So? It doesn't make sense to leave her there.
>>41107868>Giselle>>41107872Dude he was talking about cuckolding his fucking Father, fuck that French bastard
>>41107868>Spend time with father
>>41107937Right, which is why Mathilde doesn't have to feel sorry about getting with her love.
>>41107868Spend time with honoured father
>>41107868How come we had to go with the Archbishop?
>>41107984> He was very pleased with your company and insisted you come with him.>You were happy too. It would impress the other nobles of Jerusalem, and the smooth interactions with the Queen. You were also hoping to meet with Ioveta and perhaps arrange a betrothal for your sister while you were there.
>>41107999But we didn't choose to do that.
>>41108013We would haveHobnobbing is oh so important
>>41108013declining the bishops offer of traveling with him after he promised us 500 men would be retarded.
>>41108051Not to mention he said he would have a word with the emperor on our behalf once he returned to Germany
>>41107868We're not at Jerusalem yet?> switch to Mathilde
>>41108051500 men minimum
>>41108072As well as our TALL & HANDSOME friends from Germany.
>>41108051>>41108072500 men UNDER OUR command not to mention a how many others under our command via proxy if we have smart German nobles who want to see the Empires influence stretch further than it currently does
>>41108102That last part you just said could be bad in the future.
>>41108121german influence is better than saracen influence
>>41108134Well, I guess "attacking the close, befriending the far" is a sound strategy.
>>41108121as soon as I posted I realized just what that could meanREMOVEVON HABSBURG
>>41108121better German then in the hands of saracens or french cucks
>>41108134The right kind of influence is. The other major sticking point we might be able to affect would be advising crusade leaders to not attack damasecus
>>41108189We wont even be near Damascus. Our focus should be Ascalon -> Gaza -> Darum
>>41108189Why shouldn't we attack Damascus?
You rode with your father. The man had little to say to you, at least right away."I heard last time you went to Jerusalem you ended up in a gaol cell," he said. This was true. "Try not to repeat yourself." A warm and loving man.At night he put together the arch-bishops camp, and oversaw the disposition of his servants. Your father was a knight proven in battle, but with the bishop's household seemed more a chief servant directing the mundane affairs. Martial disposition was left to Sir Stone, who would often share a campfire with your father and his paramour.In regards to your mother remaining in Jerusalem he did not seem overly bothered. "The wailing I put up with when you left put me off the woman for months," he said, "Better company is riding with us."He meant Unna, Hugo's mother, who rode like a man and was fast bronzed under the Jerusalem sun.He did not love her, he explained. He only enjoyed her more than your mother. "If your mother was less the weeper and more adventurous, your brother might not exist," he said, following with, "You will understand this once you've a wife and children of your own. After riding a tired mare you'll wish for a young filly to get your blood pumping again."He was your father so you did not hit him.Of course as Unna rode up beside him and you noticed the way her body moved with the bounced of horse-riding, you didn't entirely blame him either. She had a grin for your father that he returned and you wondered how a woman so kind and beautiful could care for a bitter old sack like him.You kept well away from their tent at night so you never had to find out.It was a week and then you were upon Jerusalem. The city lay with hard land all around it, a constant traffic of pilgrims and merchants. You saw the dome of the temple of Solomon, and David's Tower even at a vast distance. The walls were high and thick. It had little natural defense, so men had made some for it.
>>41108201>>41108203we should spread rumors of us planning an attack on Jerusalem so all the Holy warriors & Mercenaries will go there & then we strike to Ascalon
A camp that stretched around its walls had built up. Caravan stops and trading posts, living ground for those unwelcome within its walls. A city of its own in many ways. In times of war it would be cleared away, but peace reigned in Jerusalem.Peace and Queen Melisende.You made the sign of the cross. Your party dismounted and the bishop led you in prayer. The man was crying upon his knees. And when he was lifted to his feet by your father, sobbed against his shoulder."My lord's house!" he said, inviting others to look upon the Holy City.Once that was done you led them down to the Jaffa Gate."Where first?" Unna asked you, riding up besides. She seemed gripped with excitement.> The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, pay respect to the Patriarch> The Tower of David, to see the Queen
>>41108225thats an absolutely terrible idea
>>41108238>> The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, pay respect to the PatriarchI guess it is only right. Bit us in the ass last time. But we should probably do it anyway. Also pay respect to Welf
>>41108225>Jerusalemtypo obviously I meant Damascus>>41108238> The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, pay respect to the Patriarchyo uncles thanks for the cross, say you aint seen my betrothed anywhere by no chance?
>>41108238>> The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, pay respect to the PatriarchLet's bring the bishop there and present them, that will win us some points with the old man, after that we can fuck that horny wueen again or something.
>>41108225Why? That's weakening the state for no reason.
>>41108238> The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, pay respect to the Patriarch
>>41108238> The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, pay respect to the PatriarchThen see queen and our betrothed
>>41108238> The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, pay respect to the PatriarchI think it might be a good idea to get the byzantines to be sympathetic to usfor our long term plans i know that europe will get war weary and itd be useful to at least have a defensive ally nearby
>>41108238> The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, pay respect to the Patriarch> detail one of our men to run to the palace with one our tokens. To alert the queen that the archebishop has arrived in the city. Give her some time to prepare. And that we would be heading to pray first. Knowing the queen, she might deign to come to the church to welcome the archebishop after his prayers since it would reinforce the archebishops good image of her.
>>41108238Is it just us going to places or still in the entourage?If solo, then go see the Queen.If still part of the entourage, go see the Patriarch.
>>41108238> The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, pay respect to the PatriarchMaybe it won't go as bad this time
>>41108296Fuck the Romans, they're a bunch of conniving inbred bastards with designs upon taking everything in the Levant away from our rightful ruler's rule.
>>41108296>ByzantinesCucking Theodore for the Roman throne?
Damnit. Wilhelm doesnt even have Chiri to relax with.And lol with father and Unna. Now Wilhelm knows how it felt like with him and Chiri during their travel>>41108341Sometimes you will have to do business with people you dont like.
>>41108365>Damnit. Wilhelm doesnt even have Chiri to relax with.There's always Unna!
>>41108379no bad Lannister BAD!
>>41108379I fully approve the plan Cuck father
>>41108379>Jerusalem>doesn't choose any Rethel
>>41108379Well we do always have the Queen
>>41108392Hugo's mom has got it going on.>>41108406Well duh, we'd get our dick cut off, and Iovetta needs that to get her babies with.
>>41108421No, not this time. This time, we'll have our betrothed, and blackmail on the Queen.
>>41108443Why ? that is a retarded idea
>>41108443>and blackmail on the Queencareful with the edges, anon
"The Church of the Holy Sepulcher," you said, "To visit the Patriarch, William, and pay our respects to the Lord Christ. From there we will go to the Tower of David and greet the Queen.""Such high placed friends," Unna said wide eyed and impressed.You grinned. Clucked your tongue to start your horse forward.Jerusalem was much as you remembered it. Cramped, noisy and stinking. The press of unwashed masses, local and on pilgrimage, did not aid in traveling through the corridors of the city. Pickpockets were about as well, taking what they could.Sir Paulus beat one boy around the head for trying to steal from the bishop.You saw some knights of the holy orders. St Lazarus as well as the Hospitallers, and Templars besides. They kept security of the Holy City better than the city guardsmen, but you saw the Templars handle some roughly, and heard a mutter that they were keeping an eye out for secret Jews.There were no Jews in your company, and you were recognized by many as you rode past."Lord Ramla!" a beggar reached up to you and you threw him a pfenning. It did no harm to show small charity.Unna gawped at the sights, and even your father had to supress a smile that was threatening to open upon his face. You tried to act as if this was all familiar to you, but you were hardly a constant guest of the Holy City.At the Church your horses were taken by stable grooms and an aide to the Patriarch came to greet you."Welcome to our brother, the arch-bishop of Trier," the man said, bowing to the fat bishop, who held out a hand to be kissed. Then the priest bowed to you. "And welcome Lord Ramla. Patriarch William is busy, but will be ready to receive you soon. In the mean time I suggest you wait in the shade."He offered you the door.> enter within> go and pay your respects to Welf instead
>>41108486>> go and pay your respects to Welf insteadthis is proper knight
>>41108443Are you high
>>41108486> go and pay your respects to Welf instead"I heard you help my sister out a lot when it comes to fighting. Even managed to disarm Hugo!"
>>41108486> go and pay your respects to Welf instead"Please wait sir, a dear friend waits for me here."
>>41108486> go and pay your respects to Welf insteadpoor gay Welf
>>41108486> go and pay your respects to Welf insteadRIP in peace friend thanks for the horse
>>41108486> go and pay your respects to Welf instead"Have a friend i need to say hello to"
>>41108539Is our horse named Welf?
>>41108486> go and pay your respects to Welf insteadYou are remembered dear friend,you are remembered ;_;
>>41108486> go and pay your respects to Welf insteadmuh karling plotline
>>41108486>"Such high placed friends," Unna said wide eyed and impressed.Calling right here, we are gonna cuck dad
>>41108486> go and pay your respects to Welf insteadgotta repay respects to our Karling FUCKING WRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRY
>>41108486>"Welcome to our brother,wat
>>41108612he mean the bishop
>>41108644>"Welcome to our bishop,wat
>>41108486> go and pay your respects to Welf insteadDaily reminder our Karling is dead and it's all Orlando's fault
>>41108701No, it's our fault.
"I will join you in a moment," you tell your companions. You had a friend you wished to visit.You went to the cemetery. It had many mourners within. Paying respect to their own departed. There was no special place marked for him. No grave stone or marker. But it was to the Church you had left his remains. Sir Welf the Quiet, who had never said much but had always stood beside you. A brave soul cut down by Saracen lance.Before a marker to some long dead saint you knelt. Hands together. And on that you prayed for him. Hoped that he had achieved the eternal rewards due all good Christian souls.A pair of children prayed also. Orphans, it turned out, that had lost their parents on the road. If God was good they would find shelter. But in the mean time you left them with money enough for a day or more lodging. It was little, but you think Welf would have done the same. He had been fond of the lost souls of the world.Unna waited for you by the entrance."Come," she offered you her arm, which courtesy demand you take. "I must thank you for taking good care of my Hugo," she said as she led you to the waiting room, "He is fast becoming a man, a good man."You smile. "He is my brother," it was all that needed to be said really.She released your arm before you entered. Your father paced the floor waiting for the Patriarch. Sir Paulus sat admiring a fresco upon the wall. The bishop had great patience, and smiled for you."Shouldn't be long," you said, "He's a very old man, but spry for his age."Soon he entered on the arm of a sister of St Anne's. That nun had a hateful eye to you as she settled the old man in a chair. You did not know why.Patriarch William was as you remembered. Old, with a grandfatherly air. He moistened papery lips. Water and bread was brought for you all, a table placed.
>>41108486> go and pay your respects to Welf instead
"What brings Trier to Jerusalem?" he asked.Archbishop Albero inclined his head. "The invitation of a former subject. Lord Ramla thought it prudent to call upon you first before all others. I well liked the idea."The Patriarch looked to you, eyes suspicious. "Lord Ramla does me great honour," he said. "Have you brought a gift?" he asked of the archbishop.A vial was presented. "Taken from the Rhine, blessed by me." And a book. "The latest from Lady Hildegard, wise words to offer the world.""Generous," the Patriarch said, hands covetous upon the book. He had a servant take them away.They shared a humble meal, talked a little on the gossip from Rome. Complained in near unison about the anti-pope that was such the topic these days. And then on more spiritual matters. It was a long conversation. It was not polite to leave, nor interrupt. The nun that came and went always had a glare for you. A man came. Talked with the Patriarch.The Patriarch's eyes widened. "Our queen has come to greet you Lord Bishop," he said. Albero had the grace to appear flattered. Truly he was used to more Imperial company.Altogether you went forth to meet the Queen upon the steps.Half the court had come with her. She stood in a dress with the colours of Holy Jerusalem, belly swollen and attended by her sister Hodierna, who held the hand also of little Prince Baldwin. With her also was Princess Alice and her little daughter, who held Baldwin's other hand. William Bures and Pons of Tripoli, but many more nobles you did not recognise by face. You searched those faces for Ioveta, but she was absent.Melisende smiled and you suspected it was for the father of the child growing in her belly."Welcome Arch-Bishop," she said."I am feeling most welcome," Albero said, tears standing in his eyes. Your party knelt before the Queen until she had you rise.
She led you back to the palace. The streets cleared by the arm of the royal soldiery to make a procession that was watched by the common riff-raff. Those that did not know you at least recognized you as a figure to respect.Chambers had been prepared. You had one of your own, nearest to the royal wing. The one you had been given after being freed from the prison. You wondered if that cell was as horrible as your memory made of it. You were in no rush to check.Not poor but not overly generous, your quarters were comfortable and suitable for a guest of your station. Illusions must be maintained.Established as you were in the palace, you were left with things to do:> call in on the queen> make sure the bishop was well established> call in on someone else you know
>>41108860>She stood in a dress with the colours of Holy Jerusalem, belly swollen and attended by her sister Hodiernawait.....how long has it been?
>> call in on someone else you knowSee if anyone knows where Iovetta is>>41108887Over 3 months
>>41108881> make sure the bishop was well established
>>41108881> call in on someone else you knowFind the waifu.
>>41108881>make sure the bishop was well established> call in on the queenIf this doesn't let us see Iovetta, I go with finding Iovetta
>>41108881> call in on someone else you knowwe should proooobably talk to bae about knocking up her sister
>>41108881> call in on someone else you knowIoveta
>>41108881> call in on the queenlet's call her first and ask permission to see Iovetta, It's not good to go behind her back, besides we should check on the mother of our child
>>41108881> call in on someone else you knowDamn, I have a feeling Melisende's gonna ambush us for some fuk, pregnant women and their sex drives are amazing.But for now, Iovetta.
>>41108881> call in on someone else you knowHodierna. She's had news for us so far, so maybe we can gather the court's goings
>>41108911by the way this is a vote for Iovetta
>>41108911>mentioning knocking up the sister before you are well and truly embedded with the Waifuup to the hilt
>>41108922>>41108905>>41108898guys we have to maintain the illusion! let's get settled and talk to the queen first.
>>41108911That is a terrible idea
>>41108837>Soon he entered on the arm of a sister of St Anne's. That nun had a hateful eye to you as she settled the old man in a chair. You did not know why.Ayyy, it's that bitch Hugo shook and yelled at!
>>41108881>> call in on someone else you knowIoveta. We know the sisters will be all together
>>41108937I'm honestly more concerned with the Illusion that we didn't fuck Melisande
>>41108931dude, im sure she knows. her sister makes her stay in jeruslem to babysit while she goes to visit her fiance, and comes back pregnant?
>>41108898>>41108881Actually. Changing to the Queen
>>41108939And Wilhelm's not a good person. It suits him.
>>41108881> call in on the queen
>>41108954She made sure to fuck Fulk as the first thing she did when she returned. Everyone thinks it is his>>41108971He is not a stupid person either.
>>41108881>> call in on the queen
>>41108911no we shouldn't.
>>41108881>> call in on someone else you knowWuvetta
>>41108952This, gossip is terrible, and even if she did sleep with Fulk first thing, there must be some heavy gossip.
>>41108931>>41108939>>41108994WE SAID WE WOULDN'T LIE TO HER
>>41109006pretty sure we should say we ''counciled' her on what to do with her Husband
>>41109015Not telling is not the same as lieing
>>41109015an Omission isn't a lie anon!
>yfw Iovetta knows we fucked the Queen, and doesn't care as long as we double the amount of dickings she'll get in the future
>>41109024>>41109030It's Fraud and Betrayal! It's the worst thing you can do!
>>41109046stop trolling anon.
Someone remind me why Iovetta is so infatuated with us again?
>>41109015You are seriously in for waifu in this thing?I thought we wanted a political marriage, thats why we seduced a 14 year old. I mean, be barely even know her...
>>41109041>your tithe is late dear Husband>but Iovet->HOSE.OFF.NOWmein gott what has the Koblenz wrought
>>41109062Cause we saved her and escorted her to saftey while advicing her on life and what path to choose
>>41109066I was in it for the waifu. I've been in it for the waifu. I vote to assault a castle-city for the waifu. The political shit is just a bonus.
>>41109062we went down on her and... idk dont question it
>>41109062Basically Wilhelm went full White knight on Iovetta and she got soft core Stockholm syndrome
>>41109056No, you stop trolling with your talk of betraying our love. We have always been honest with her, and we will continue to be honest with her.
>>41109093ThisSrously, lay down on the love guys, I'm still voting for us to fuck anything that doesn't bite us (too hard) in the ass later
>>41109093>White knightnah, just romance knight
>>41109109We already betrayed her you faggot
better rumours of us being a rogue on the road than a Queenfucker I guess
>>41109122No, we're cleaning up our act once we're married. The only other woman in our life, if Iovetta permits it, will be Chihirizahd.
>>41109137We'llhave to see that, won't we?
Rolled 2 (1d2)going to just go for a roll on this.1d21 is Ioveta2 is Melisende
>>41109127And we can redeem ourselves with honesty and beg for her forgiveness.
>>41109137she did say shed be our whore
>>41109122>>41109122nah Iovetta & Chiri main girls for Wilhelmnow if you were talking about Hugo......
engaged ain't married
>>41109155She was in a stormy mood. You say crazy things when you're in love, you settle down when you're wed.
>>41109150but the majority voted for Iovetanot even samefagged
>>41109158Hugo has Sabeen going for true love more than anyone actually,I still think both of them are going to fuck around
>>41109153Or we can not tell her. This is the sort of thing nobody should know about
>>41109179She is the Queen's sister, and our betrothed.
>>41109178since it's unofficial Hugo could theoretically be a bigger bard knight than Wilhelm
>>41109150>Only three votes for the Queen>Decides to rollBut why?
>headcanonfags>>41109168There's only one witness to it, sadlyWhich is a fine reason not to lay Hodierna
>>41109177I guess you're right. Just wanted to cut through some of the bickering.Looking for Ioveta it is.
>>41109177Call down man, We'll get to her, We would probably have to get the queen's permission to see Iovetta anyway.AndI think the queen may love us, if she does we are in for a ride because she can get dangerous if she is jealous
>>41109199There's actually five.
>>41109206You made three assumptions in one lineCut the shadowruns
>>41109187Ok fine, go ahead and vote for it. I'm gonna enjoy how badly it goes for us if telling her wins
>>41109224I'm legally blind.
>>41109206I was just pointing out that most votes were for Iovetta instead of the queen and had no obvious samefaggingyes the Queen loves us thus we priorities Iovetta over her in order to negate some of the legitimacy of the rumors since we are subtly or openly showing our affection to be elsewhere
>>41109258You put too much weight on us meeting the Queen first. We are a Queensman and she is our liege lord. Nothing weird about visiting her.Sounds like you acting as if everything you do is suspicious and that everyone know/believe what we know
>>41109224I'm actually pretty sure it was a tie
To [Ruler of Ascalon + titles]Let it be known that I Wilhelm Lord of Ramla have come to conquer your city in the name of god praise be he and the kingdom of Jerusalem as ordained by his most holy the pope of Christendom. With me I bring the might and will of the countries of Europe and the determination of our lord and savior Jesus of Nazareth for in his name I shall conquer your city.I come to you now however to beg for your mercy, not for me or my men as we are strong and our faith in God praise unto he means that we will carry the day in taking your walls and towers and everything therein. Nay I write this letter to beg of you to think of the woman and children inside your walls that are under your care to protect, duty bound as you are by both the oaths of your god and the honor of your word as a mortal man.So I beg of you surrender your arms, throw open your gates and surrender your city. For if you do not i make this oath to both you as a man and to God glory to he that if you do not ascend to these demands i will take your city by force and I will visit unto it all the horrors that mighty Carthage bore when it was taken by the Romans. None will know that your city ever existed for I will break it down to the foundation stones and then hammer those to dust. To your peoples I will execute every last man who bears arms against us by either fire or crucifixion, I will take every fifth woman and child as a captive, the other four will be thrown from the walls or buried alive. Your old, your sick, and the babies will be left in the desert for god's will to decide what to do with them. Any captured lords will be lashed behind wild horses and dragged until the rope around their feet rots away.
>>41109293Kek why did you write all that shit
>>41109286perhaps ultimately I want to see Iovetta and discredit any legitimacy the queenfucker rumors may have
>>41109293i can dig it
>>41109293Your sons will be drowned with pig’s blood to deny them your god’s blessings. Your daughters, wives and mistresses will be entombed beneath the earth with water and knives for madness and hunger to take them to base cannibalism. Your entire family line will end here and none will speak your name ever againNone will remember the name Ascalon as anything but a warning to others to the might of Christendom. People will curse you most of all [Lords name and title] for i will let it be known throughout the world that you broke your vows before god and man to protect the peoples under your charge from this fate.I pray that you as a man of faith and as a man of worldly decency will see reason and will throw open your gates and surrender to our holy and righteous army. If you do this I make this holy oath unto god that none of your subjects will be touched and will freely be allowed to leave the city under my protection back unto your own lands. None shall be killed or captured, we will take no prisoners and every soul who calls Ascalon home will be allowed to travel with as much as they can carry from the city.I make these oaths to both you and to God, Lord of AscalonLike the Romans of old you have until the first siege engine touches your wallsWilhelm Lord of Ramla Knight of Christendom and Conqueror of Ascalon
>>41109293>>41109326>Giving Ascalon an Opportunity to call for Reinforcements before we Arrive
>>41109326Shit nigga you got way too edgy
>>41109326Nah, too cruel. Let's just be that foreigner with the pretty helmet.
>>41109293Of all the things not to do, you went and promised death to all. Now all will fight to the death, even the women and infirm. Well fucking done.
>>41109293>>41109326Cairo boat guy here your're writing a shit
>>41109326>>41109293You make "sail through the nile delta to invade Cairo" look good.Stop it
How far on page 10 are we?
>>41109326>>41109293Nah man, we have to bloody them before they surrender, It's not happening without a few battles
>>41109390So we should only start sending letters of surrender after we've won the battles.
>>41109407>>41109407And we should never mention how we will kill all of them, that's just asking for a "to the death" lat stand where we lose local support and men.
>>41109423We're not going to kill all of them, right?
Common sense would have you call upon the Queen before all else, as your overlord and host, but love had a way of robbing a man of common sense. You were in Jerusalem, and in Jerusalem was your betrothed Ioveta.You went to the Royal Quarters to call upon her, but you were told by a page that she was absent. Immediately where could not be said. She was the sort to have her on mind on things, the servant grumbled. You released the woman continued your hunt. A girl said she had seen Ioveta by the kitchens, another in the courtyard. You walked the main halls of the Tower of David and swore you would soon know it as well as you did your leg hair.It turned out, according to a handmaid of the court, that she was not in the palace at all.She was on the boulevard of the poorest quarter of Jerusalem, distributing bread and water.You found her there, spied from afar. Her honey gold hair tied back under a scarf, her dress plain. She seemed Judith the Novice rather than a Princess of Jerusalem. She spoke with some hungry young creature as she gave him a loaf, slapping away the hand of a would be pickpocket. She was not alone, she had guards. Old Theodore of Armenia and a man of mid-thirties, a couple of others. And other women were helping her under her direction, nuns and court ladies.She filled a cup for an old leper. Her cheeks were red and sweat as on her face. She washed it off on the back of her hand, took a breath and got back to work.Even dressed so modestly, and spied from a distance she was beautiful.You joined the bread line."You get one loaf of bread and one jug of water. Come back tomorrow if you want more. We will be here until the end of the week." She did not look up."I'll have a princess instead thanks," you said.
>>41109407No letters. Captured soldiers as messengers. Once we have breeched the walls.
Her eyes darted up. Then widened. Her mouth dropped open and a blush came upon her face. You grinned.And she flew across the table into your arms, a single cry of 'Wilhelm!' ringing out.You laughed as she dangled from your shoulders, turned and spun her before the crowd.She pulled her head back and looked you into the eyes. She smiled and it was like the sun upon your face.You began with 'You look-' but she ended it with a kiss. A long drawn, deep kiss before the entire crowd.You didn't care who saw, pulling the girl tight against you.-End threadWil +1 intHugo +2 cha
>>41109453Awww and now for suffering~
>>41109446Ooh, we can try that tactic that won us Taishi Ci in Three Kingdoms Quest!
>>41109453On a scale of one to fuckawful, how bad will our ignoring the Queen bite us in the ass?
>>41109442Of course not, what good would that make?
>>41109444>>41109453>that conclusionMY HEART!second thread?
>>41109478I am too happy right now/10
>>41109453damn, we fucked up
>>41109453Iovetta really deserves better than Wilhelm.
>>41109453It is gonna fuck us in the ass. I just know it. We should had been more subtle. We could just had waited a few hours when she returned and we could talk to her in private ?
I'd run longer but we're skating on thin ice on page 10.Depending if my girl comes around we might have a second thread.
>>41109502The vote was to see her right away. Hell or high water.
Kek you guys really thought it would be good to see her before the queen
>>41109453So, the usual question...Did we fuck up?Would going for a drink with the boys reduce or chances of having Sabeen come with us?The Hugh bit you are probably not going to give spoilers, but would it be bad to tell?Is the queen mad at us?
>>41109502>>41109478You two, have you considered drinking instead?
So long the very people who voted for it doesnt bitch and moan if something as bad as Zoe happens.
>>41109527Answer is always yes.
>>41109519everything else is secondary to their waifu anon
is HF kill?
>>41109527> Would going for a drink with the boys reduce or chances of having Sabeen come with us?No, she would have found you all the same, but the interactions would have been different.> The Hugh bit you are probably not going to give spoilers, but would it be bad to tell?There would be consequences, its whether or not you're willing to live with those consequences that is the main question.There will always be consequences for every road taken or not taken.
>>41109453i missed Ioveta
>>41109578Probably too busy getting a pegging by his waifu, the poor/lucky bastard.
>>41109578I live. I die. I live again.
>>41109597>There will always be consequences for every road taken or not taken.the question is how major they will be?>>41109615shiny & chrome yet? chances of a second thread?
>>41109453so what did matty do this thread anything Important
Second thread is go.Just give me a bit to get ready.
>>41109671>Second thread WITNESSED!
>>41109671Poor ronery HF.
>>41109453>Hugo +2 chafor not fighting Barisan?
>>41109950think it was from the talk with Sabeen