character sheet: http://pastebin.com/rZQ8vVBd (embed) (embed)holdings: http://pastebin.com/m33m5nZ5 (embed) (embed)previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=crusader+questThread 5 didn't archive fully: http://archive.moe/tg/thread/34542810/#q34542810Twitter: https://twitter.com/KoblOfIt is the Year of Our Lord, 1135.You are Wilhelm, Lord of Ramla.You are in the Holy City of Jerusalem, guide to your one time liege the Arch-Bishop of Trier, Albero de Montrieul. You are not just in the Holy City to make introductions for the German bishop, but to advance your own cause as well. You had planned for an invasion to take place in a year hence, the capture of the fortress city of Ascalon. So far you had been successful in rallying the Queen's faction to your cause, but there were still many in the Holy Land that wanted nothing to do with you. Namely those noblemen still loyal to the king you had helped unseat, Fulk of Anjou.After the departure of your betrothed Ioveta and a run in with her sister Hodierna, you return to the gardens of the Tower of David where many courtiers and nobles congregate. Your own father, Wilhelm the Elder, attends to his liege the bishop, who is embroiled in conversation with the head of the Knights Templar, an older warrior knight close in age to the bishop named Archambaud. It seems a congenial conversation, with the archbishop occasionally giving a merry laugh to whatever witticism the bearded old knight said.The knight of your company, Sir Etienne, spoke little but stood and watched. His squire Jacques and your squire Alexius fetched and carried for those others in your party, the knights in service to yourself and Bishop Albero, as well as your father's paramour Unna.Other noblemen present were as follows.
Pons of Tripoli. He spoke with Princess Alice of Antioch, or more accurately he listened to her with thoughtfulness as the younger woman talked. He was an old supporter of King Baldwin and loved Baldwin's daughters as if they were his own blood.William Bures, of a like age to old Pons and as old a friend to the Count of Tripoli. The Constable of Jerusalem and the Prince of Galilee, he had a young man with him, as bull thick as the constable himself. He spoke with du Poy, the leader of the Hospitallers. A man much younger than the bearded old soul that led the Templars, he carried himself a vigour, punctuating words with sweeping gestures. No doubt the two spoke on the security of the realm.The archbishop's knight, Heinrici, spoke with an old woman of the court. The stone-faced Prussian nodded to you respectfully as you entered. The old woman was a holy woman of St Anne's, who kept her hair modestly covered with an ornate scarf.> approach a noble party (nominate)> recline and observe only
>>41357827> approach a noble party (nominate)Pons of Tripoli
>>41357827>> approach a noble party (nominate)Pons of Tripoli
>>41357827>> approach a noble party (nominate)Sir Stone.Testing testing, 1 2 3 4 5 6
>>41357827> approach a noble party (nominate)Du Poy we need to know the actual numbers they are contributing
Just wanted to say that I named my low fantasy semi-historical homebrew Deus Vult YEARS before these threads existed.
>>41357827> approach a noble partyPons of Tripoli
Guys, from the character sheet>Piety: You are worldly, but in your heart and actions a true Christian. Your association with Muslims and Jews makes some question your faith.It hasnt been this low yet, I think this needs to be addressed
>>41357827> approach a noble party (nominate)du Poy. We haven't made nice with the Hospitallers in person.
>>41357827The head of the hospitalers.I don`t remember if we got their support. Let`s check with him
>>41358163Build Temples, take Sacrament, Dues Vault and we'll be good>>41358212Melisande said we did but we should verify just how much we got
>Play as Hugo
>>41358163Dont worry, arriving with the bishop and currently building a church
>>41358163Why? We are in fact wordly and don`t have any outstanding hate for non-christians. Ee just kill the enemies of the queen
>>41357827> approach a noble party (nominate)Poy, the leader of the Hospitallers
>>41358163I say let them question.When we take Ascalon, we shall be beyond reproach.
"My lord, my lady," you say, a polite small bow for the count and the princess. Pons returns your bow with a smile and incline of his head. Princess Alice smiled as well, cheeks growing a little flushed."I was just telling dear Pons of my betrothal to Raymond of Poitiers," she said, and her body seemed seized for a second by a shiver, a thrill of excitement, "At last it will bring to an end the quarreling of that old lecher Domfront. My Raymond is brother to the Duke of Aquitaine, a powerful man not to be trifled with." Domfront, the Patriarch of Antioch. You had heard the two had been engaged in a power struggle. You note Count Pons is not so enthused as the princess."What troubles you my lord?" you asked.Pons looked aside, stirring the wine in his cup. "I only wonder if this is but another stratagem of Domfront's. I know not this Raymond, only that he has kept to English courts. His character is unknown to me."Alice sighed, her dimpled smile much like her sisters'. "Oh you fuss and worry, but the man is of good birth. It will secure our realm against the vultures that circle it and hopefully provide a son that can rule without interference. It is a good match." She placed a hand upon the arm of the old count. "And for the first time in years I have hope. Is that not worth it?"When first you had met her she seemed a frantic ball of stress, frayed at the edges. More relaxed, with a little wine and hope, had made her more lovely and imbued with the grace that came more naturally to her sisters.Pons' reply was to drink his wine, his mouth an unhappy thin line.> agree with Pons> support Alice> remain out of this affair, direct conversation to your own concerns
>>41358242>Playing as RIP AND TEAR>Not pic related
>>41358299>> agree with Pons''with Relations so strained with the queen would the king of France agree to such a match?''
>>41358163I wonder if our Priest can convert people if we fund him a trip or something. He could at least gather some people willing to fight for redemption.
>>41358299>> remain out of this affair, direct conversation to your own concerns
>>41358299> remain out of this affair, direct conversation to your own concerns
>>41358299> agree with Ponswomen ain't shit but hos and tricks
>>41358299>> remain out of this affair, direct conversation to your own concernsWe really dont know enough about the situation to comment on it really
>>41358299> support AliceAnything that reinforces the royal family is good for the realm.
>>41358364>talking shit bout Iovetta
>>41358299Guys slow downWe need to do everything we can to prevent the fall of Edessa, which results in the first Crusade which was a complete Christian failure in this part of the worldWhat are the potential ramifications of this decision?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_of_PoitiersIs he the best thing for the area?
>>41358416>trying to meta
>>41358416not really considering how Anti-France Jerusalem is right now.
>>41358299> agree with Pons
>>41358440I cant see why we wouldnt
>>41358490The age of prophets is over.
>>41358444Sacrebleu! Did somebody say Anti-France?
>>41358444Dayly reminder that we shouldn`t bring Fulk anywhere near Ascalon as he could steal our prestige and gather enough support to return to power.
>>41358490Hugh didn't rebelFulk is neuteredBarisan didn't get RamlaAscalon is getting besiegedetc
>>41358519Bringing Hugh and Fulk over to Ascalon will help us much.
>>41358508From wikipedia>Patriarch Ralph of Domfront then convinced Alice that Raymond was there to marry her, whereupon she allowed him to enter Antioch (whose loyal garrison had refused him entry) and the patriarch married him to Constance.Its a trap!> agree with Pons
>>41358299>remain out of this affair, direct conversation to your own concerns>>41358563I said I don't wanna fucking know the future and just have a good time.
>>41358563the following sentence is> Alice then left the city, now under the control of Raymond and Ralph
>>41358577What kind of hero doesn't help the princess? Really?
>>41358597What makes you think Wilhelm is a hero ?
>>41358543>Fulk>over to Ascalon
>>41358636Wilhelm IS a hero
>>41358636I'd rather be a villain.
>>41358676Cao cao pls
>>41358676Wrong quest for that man
>>41358665Different anon but it might be advantageous in normalising relations with france and would bring in Fulk's loyal lords to commit troops to the siege.Of course on the other hand, we might see him wrest control of the siege from us.I say its worth speaking with our queen about whether bringing him along is a good idea. She'll need to agree as well anyways and she knows her husband better.
>>41358665Count Hugh's going to jew us out of the victory just as much as Count Fulk will, so if we have two rivals trying to jew us out of Ascalon, they'll be just as focused on jewing each other out of Ascalon. It's like splitting votes.
>>41358543All the help he can bring will be for nothing is Ascalon decides to surrender to the King and not to a lowly lord. We got him out of power because we said he didn`t take action, and now we will give him the chance to do exacly that? To much risk.Hugh is our ally and our lord, he will be with us.
>>41358742>>41358665How about we talk with the Queen about it first shall we ?
>>41358742Huh. By my math we would be twice as likely to get jewed with twice the number of schemers.
>>41358742better to have Hugh trying to out jew us than a would be king
>>41358765He's not the King, just a count.
>>41358725bringing the King would be a bad idea, we want to Ascalon to surrender to us, not Fulk
You say nothing on their argument, instead you turn to Pons."How stands Tripoli?" you asked, "I hear you are much troubled by the Turk."Pons smiled. "So long as Edessa stands, Tripoli stands," he said, "It has been a few years since last Zengi troubled us. The man is greedy and overreaches. We drove him off last he besieged us, but given time he shall come again.""Every where I go I hear about this Turk, Zengi," you said, "Is he truly so fearsome?"Pons considered the question. He gave his cup to be filled by a page boy. "The man is a viper," he said, "Even for a Saracen he is treacherous. But he is also a brilliant commander, a skilled warrior. Yes, he has earned his reputation. All Christian folk should consider him as if he were a dagger poised over the heart."Grave words from one that had crossed blades with him. Pons was no unseasoned virgin prone to grand statements. You recalled Malik, who had served Zengi, had spoken of the man in similar terms. Something to keep in mind."What say you to other matters," you said, "Say, the Caliphate, and Ascalon."That had Pons smiling. "Gerard and I spoke on that," he said, "Forgive me for saying that I must secure my own borders, but my son is hot blooded and keen for glory. Perhaps he can join you with a small body of troops."You caught from the corner of your eye Hodierna slip through the doorway, smoothing her dress against her thighs. You suppressed a grin."Raymond chafes to be a man of his own," Pons said, "Perhaps this incursion of yours can help satisfy that appetite of his, and season the boy a little more.""How many troops exactly?" you asked, cutting to the quick.Pons drank. "Perhaps one hundred, with a few picked companions."It was no great host but still a respectable sum.> agreed, but they ride under my banner> perhaps a few more troops, let your son learn to command> refuse, Tripoli needs every spear
If we bring Fulk the city will surrender to him over any of us. No way they will lower themselves to surrender to a lord when the king is there. And while he doesnt rule he is still king in name
I am not yet fully caught up in the archives (I'm just not getting to the first big timeskip after we got Ramla), but HF I just wanted to let you know that I wholly enjoy your quest and wish you good fortune for your efforts. Anything you would write, I shall read it.Thank you for such an entralling read!
>>41358786I was talking about Fulk first.And then i talked abou Hugh
>>41358828>> agreed, but they ride under my bannerWe need more men under our own banner
>>41358828> agreed, but they ride under my banner
>>41358828The vote was 4 to 4 how did you decide which response to go with?
>>41358887Some of the vote most likely were late.
>>41358828>> agreed, but they ride under my banner"I will look after him and tutor him in the ways of war. God willing, I shall return him to you, a man forged in fire."
>>41358854soon we will have 600 men at arms at our command, we could almost match Hugh in the field if it came down to a fight.
>>41358828> perhaps a few more troops, let your son learn to commandmight as well use our absurdly high charisma
I wonder who besides the Assassins hate Zengi, so we can use our prisoner to break a truce while the other sultans make sure to stop his shit.
>>41358784Hugh is a would be king, especially if he gets Ascalon.
>>41358930Anon. We really need these troops under our own command to enforce our claim. Also too many chefs spills the food.>>41358920We will infact be a direct match to Gerad
http://geacron.com/en/?v=m&lang=en&z=5&x=31.02539238446&y=32.207223561173&nd=-1&d=&di=1135&tm=p&ct=0&ly=yyyyyyy&fi=-500&ff=1500&sp=2&e=0&rp=0&re=0&nv=2For you my friends. I'm sorry my laptop doesnt have screen capture
>>41358918We are not experiebced ourseves man
>>41358918Dude Pons son is older than us. Dont talk like that.
>>41359003We've killed like 30 people, what are you talking about?
>>41358828Congrats guys, we could have avoided the Seconded Crusade and maybe preserved Edessa with one vote, but we chose not to
>>41359073Please.All we need to do is ride with a host to aid Edessa
>>41359031Thats extremely useless, thanks!
>>41359073What do we care of Tripoli and Zengi? Focus on Ascalon and Fatimid.
>>41359073Dont worry. Still years for it to happen and when we take Ascalon it will free the heartland which mean we can send more troops to that front. Also when Zengi does try play games we can act on our own and with our allies to deal with him if Antioch is gonna be a douche
>>41359091>All we need to do is ride to the other end of the kingdom>>41359098>>41359101Zengi is a bitch and needs to be stopped before he takes every important muslim city under him.
>>41359128Truce with Damascus and gang up on Zengi when ?
>>41359139After we conquer east of the Red Sea.
>>41359091>>41359098Guys other Crusades will deplete the soldiers that can be sent to future ones and the morale of the soldiers. The Second Crusade was unsuccesful so we will lose one of our largest friendly neighbors, and Raymond becomes a vassal of the Patriarch, so a potential ally gets wrapped up in Byzantine politics never to be seen again.If we had prevented this than the Second Crusade could have been one that WE instigated to achieve OUR OWN political ambitions
Bringing Fulk is a retarded idea guys, if we force a surrender they will not surrender to us, or even Hugh, they would surrender to Fulk.
>>41359172Quit trying to meta and instead make arguments that have actual evidence rather than hypothetical evidence.
"I would gladly have Raymond join us, so long as he rides under my command. The boy holds no title, it is only right that he submits to a higher authority, and he will be treated well under my command," you said.The request had Pons thoughtful, but in the end he nodded. "So be it, he rides under the banner of Ramla. Take care of my son," he said, offering you his hand."I shall guard your son as if he were my own brother," you said. Indeed, he would be brother-in-law if all went as planned. You took the offered hand. A firm grip, a press of calloused palms. The agreement was made, Raymond and his one hundred would ride under your banner.Alice watched this all unfold, brow lowered as if she thought herself involved in some form of scheming. She put her own hand forward."Oh but you are all so masculine talking of riding to battle," she said, "What of Antioch in all this? I may be a woman, but I do command some soldiery and my time as ruler of Antioch, I think has left me with some male thinking. Indeed, it offends me to not be considered!"You look to the short, golden haired woman, who peers up to you with a look of haughty indignity. You had not made efforts to actively spurn the princess, but it seemed you had caused some small wounding to her ego by not involving her in your plans.Perhaps you should think about drawing Antioch into your plans.> recruit Alice into your scheme> refuse, Antioch cannot afford distractions
>>41359172So many butterflies have been launched and landed the only thing certain anymore is that Fulk is an asshole and Melisandre is still sexy.
>>41359172Look, if it happens, all we need to do is the argue against attacking the one muslim state that is quite friendly to us and that should be an easy AND in-character thing for Wil to do when the chips come down.
>>41359190No, they surrender to Queen Melisende.>>41359203> refuse, Antioch cannot afford distractions
>>41359203>Can Antioch spare men?
>>41359139>Assassins are Ismaili>Fatimids are IsmailiWe could offer our prisoner, who has Caliph relations, if they agree to murder Zengi's lieutenants.
>>41359139>Damascus, ruled by the Burid Dynasty, later allied with King Fulk when Zengi besieged the city in 1139 and 1140>>41359202Whatre you talking about, Im actually providing literal evidence to support what Im saying
>>41359203>> recruit Alice into your schemeShe may be able to supply us with material for war machines and she dont need ships to fight Turks. And do mention to be careful about the wedding
>>41359203> refuse, Antioch cannot afford distractionsZengi. Do help Pons in keeping the northern border safe
>>41359220They will surrender to Queen Melisende in name, but not in action, that goes to fucking Fulk if we bring him, and that is all that really matters.
>>41359226Shit that happens in the year 1139 and 1140.>It is the Year of Our Lord, 1135.
>>41359225They wont care about a distant cousin of the Fatamid calip. Better to use him for a truce after we take the cities we want
>>41359203>> recruit Alice into your schemeThen I cry for your pardon. Though mostly because I think you'd hit me if I refused right now.
>>41359203> recruit Alice into your scheme
>>41359203>> recruit Alice into your schemebecause why notbut do ask her about the security of the region and check if she can spare her men.
>>41359203> recruit Alice into your schemeTertiary support perhaps, Antioch is far to the north and has to contend with Byzantine poltics
>>41359253They car about whatever helps them. Hell, I'd sell him to them just so he can raid Zengi instead of christians.AFTER Ascalon, just in case.
>>41358834Cheers for the kind words.
>>41359248Pons is actually betrothed to someone else and as soon as he enters the city he marries her and exiles aliceHe becomes a vassal of the Byzantine Empire and leads to the downfall of EdessaGuys all im saying is we should do some things so these avoidable negative occurances are at least possible and not certain. The more wrenches we throw in the engine the more oppurtunities we will have and the more random the game will get>>41359252Nothing has changed that would affect these events>>41359203> recruit Alice into your scheme
>>41359317>They car about whatever helps them. Hell, I'd sell him to them just so he can raid Zengi instead of christians.Why would they care ? Why would he raid Zengi ?What on earth makes you think any of that will happen ?Just use him as a bargining chip when we sue for peace
Man, I wonder if HF is going to tell people when they can stop voting.
>>41359333>Guys all im saying is we should do some things so these avoidable negative occurances are at least possible and not certain.DO WE KNOW ANY OF THIS SHIT IN-CHARACTER?IF YES, THEN WE CAN ACT ON ITIF NO, WE CAN'T
>>41359333Well Alice did invite us to visit Antioch at some point. Maybe we could come for the "wedding" with a decent sized honour guard just in case
>>41359333quit meta gaming and chill
>>41359363Says who?We cant make decisions with this knoweledge as our sole rationale, but using the previous vote as an example, everyone knows the Byzantines are schemey bastards, Wilhelm saw a nice girl raped in front of him as a part of a Byzantine power struggle, so it is extremely likely that he would be suspicious of them, and respond to the question he was asked in a suspicious way
>>41359345He's an experienced raider, has some legitimacy for them, and cannot defy the Old Man or he dies.If the Fatimids actually care to send an army by boat or land to Ascalon afterwards, a cousin ain't stopping them.
>>41359387The more we meta now the more interesting and ahistorical/specualtive this game can get in the future
>>41359402He has nothing to do with the Assassins anon. The only thing they have in common is that they are both Shia. And i am not saying to hold him hostage i am saying "Hey give up all claims on the levant and we let you have your cousin back" In order to make the deal a bit sweeter for them. And Damascus is Sunni. They wont care about the Caliphs distant cousin.
>>41359400yet instead of citing that or the fact that a kingdom with which we have rather strained relationships with have apparently sanctioned a marriage without easing the tensions with Jerusalem>>41359402>If the Fatimids actually care to send an army by boat or land to Ascalon afterwards, a cousin ain't stopping them.Hostage, puppet, civil war.
"I only ask that you forgive me," you said, "Please, I only thought you too busy with your own concerns to trouble you with my own. Tell me, what can Antioch send?"Alice placed a hand to her chest, a pleased smile upon her face."Oh I can spare a ship or two, and some men," she said, "But now I must ask, why should I after being so cruelly ignored?" She peered up at you.You clenched your jaw. Was this more Rethel teasing or was she being serious? You noted a glimmer in her eye and figured it for a jest."The glory," Pons said, "It makes you look strong, a leader in your own name."Alice seemed to enjoy that thought. "Still, though I do wish to help I cannot send all in my Princedom. You must tell me what you need my Lord Ramla, to give me an idea of what I can provide. Within reason."> soldiers > ships> warmachines> what are you willing to part with?
>>41359418Except this game isn't about Making PARADOX INTERACTIVE BELIEVABLE WORLDS it's about being a random chucklefuck off in the holy land. Maybe we'll see historical stuff, maybe we won't, but unless the CHARACTER has sufficient in-game knowledge and reasoning to take an action, we can't take the action
>>41359452> ships> warmachinesMaybe her bed with her in it ?
>>41359452> what are you willing to part with?''be it a Woman could win wars for us''
>>41359452>warmachinesArtillery adds class to what would otherwise be an unsightly brawl.
>>41359220She wiçl not be there while he will be leading man, killing enimies, protecting thre realm and looking copetent, the queen`s rule cannot afford him getting support again, neither do we
>>41359452> ships> warmachines
>>41359452"Any soldier of Christ is one more sword against the walls of Ascalon milady, I would take whatever you deem prudent"
>>41359452> warmachinesI don't suppose Antioch is planning a siege any time soon?
>>41359458I didnt realize you were in charge of "what this game is about"I see no reason why we shouldnt meta if we can justify our actions in character>>41359452HF what do we already have? We have some war machines, we have a number of soldiers, do we have a fleet?
>>41359557>We have some war machines, we have a number of soldiers, do we have a fleet?No ships under your personal command, but you have a promise of ships from Sicily, Genoa, Jaffa and Sidon.
>>41359452>WarmachinesMen and ships we can come by but good siege engines are a rarity, and unlike the rest won't sap Antioch's defenses.
>>41359436>>41359451>"Hey give up all claims on the levant and we let you have your cousin back">civil warLots of relatives around for a minor cousin to matter against a kingdom. He could be a bigger fish for the smaller pond of Assassins holding onto their strip of fortresses.
>>41359452>soldiersSHe is the most likely to give us a large number of soldiers without their being a risk of someone stealing our thunder
>>41359557nope no ships, and we have two trebuchets
>>41359602WHy would the Assassins want him ? Do they even know about him ?
HF does the meta gaming bother you?
So, we're asking for ships and giving warmachines, right?
Why do we need ships? Don't we already have the Italians?
Guys, we have an engineer and Orlando just secured materials for.more war machines.We need ships or men. Not warmachinesVoting>ShipsSince it has more chance
"War machines," you said, "And men experienced in their deployment. Whatever you can spare will be most welcome.""Is that all?" she asked, running a hand along her neck, "A tower, perhaps a trebuchet. Little things for such a large endeavour."You smiled. "I suppose a few ships is asking too much?" you asked.She pursed her lips. "How many is a few?" she asked, "I can spare a small number. Perhaps to carry supplies, but my realm borders the sea and that is as dangerous a frontier as the other."Alice did know some of her business. At first you had thought her only a foolish woman playing at men's games. Perhaps she wasn't entirely a fool."Even so small a number is a generous donation," you said."Hmm," she considered you, "Yes, I suppose a small fleet to keep your men fed can be spared. Say five ships, and war machines as well. I thought you might try to take me for all I had, and that I might be fooled into giving it. They speak of your silver tongue even in Edessa.""Surely Princess, it should be known I only take what is willingly offered," you replied.Her cheeks flushed a little at that, and she stood a little taller."Well, let none say I am not ungenerous," she said, "If you might excuse me." She walked away, a quick stride in her steps.Pons watched her leave with a dry expression. "The girl plays at a man and suffers for it," he said, "If she played more the woman, it would earn her more respect."On that you had no opinion. Alice was not as well known to you as her sisters.You turned your attention back to the assembled court.Few had shifted from their positions save the arrival of Hodierna, who spoke with William Bures.> approach another noble (nominate)> retire for the day
>>41359641They're in constant guerrilla against the Seljuk, and can probably use him for politics or plain raiding.>>41359756Ascalon is a hard nut, I'd take a 12+ warmachines if it makes the main gates break open a week sooner.
>>41359721They are not ours, the are italian`s. Any naval battle won`tt have no glory direvted at us. We need at least some ships there to fight in our name
>>41359771>> approach another noble (nominate)William Burres
>>41359771> approach another noble (nominate)William Bures
>>41359771>> approach another noble (nominate)Poy of the Hospitallers. Lets see how much they can support us with>"Well, let none say I am not ungenerous," she said, "If you might excuse me." She walked away, a quick stride in her steps.She is going to masterbate
>>41359771> approach another noble (nominate)The Bures-du Poy ensembleIntroduce ourselves to the Hospitallers
>>41359771> approach another noble (nominate)William BuresIs pagan of Oultrejordan here HF?
>>41359771changing>>41359800(I think, I was one of the two)to>>41359808
>>41359771>Aproach the head of the hospitalers
>>41359841This isn't AoE trading, anon
>>41359841WHY the fuck would we do thatThats totally counterproductiveWe are launching an attack and looking for support, not negotiating a barter of war resources
>>41359771> approach another noble (nominate)>du Poy
>>41359867>>41359885>> soldiers >> ships>> warmachines>> what are you willing to part with?We asked for something, and give something in return.
>>41359771Poy of the Hospitallers
>>41359914No no we didnt. We asked for something three first one is something specific the last one is what she is willing to GIVE us
>>41359771> approach another noble (nominate)Poy of the hospitallers
>>41359914No we didnt, >>41359914youre misunderstanding the question"what are you willing to part with" was us asking her what she might be willing to give
>>41359830>Is pagan of Oultrejordan here HF?No.
>>41359914>dat reading comprehension
>>41359914>We asked for something, and give something in return.No you weren't.>>41359658So long as it doesn't spiral too out of hand a little bit of meta conversation can't be avoided.
>>41359948>>41359995Why didn't we ask her that in the first place? HF, why would you waste our time so?
>>41359914it's okay to have this level of reading comprehension, if English is your third language
Historically speaking, Du Poy was a key element in the successful siege of Ascalon in 1153- which in turn massively increased the influence and prestige of the Hospitaller Order.Let us give his allohistorical counterpart the oppurtunity 20 years early.
>>41360001What we could convince her to give is different than what she would offer, and what she would offer is different than what we might want or need
>>41360046Also we might have risked her overcommiting in order to show off
>>41360032Or we convinc him to fight under us and steal all his glory.
>>41360032Ooh, if we do that, we can help kickstart the Teutonic Order as well!
>>41360032We only need to stay on his good side, really. He's already participating according to the Queen.
>>41360068Later in his life, Raymond also oversaw the establishment of my favourite Military Order: The Knights of St. Lazarus.You too could be an unstopable Leper-Knight who feels no pain and doesn't afraid of anything.
>>41360055I'm glad we are doing this so that when her weak ass unhelpful "betrothed" kicks her out we as her ally can rectify the situation
>>41360068>kickstart the Teutonic Order as well!>pledge $5-you will receive a letter of thanks>pledge $10-One Heathen will be killed in your name>pledge $100-Access to the early Alpha of the order, and a place in the Order of Battle for our first crusades>pledge $1000-All of the above, plus a captaincy in the order's Beta Test
>>41360125Teutonics are German Hospitallers and therefore better
>>41360151Nah man, Leper knights best knights.
>>41360151Go drown in a lake
>>41360168Leper knights pest knights
>>41360143You are now aware that the Teutonic Order sold Crusader-package holidays to the nobility of europe.For a tidy donanation knights could join the Order as temporary guests and take part in the endless crusade in the scenic (but very pagan) baltic coast.The future Henry IV of England was one such knight during his exile under Richard II (whom he later over-threw and murdered)
>>41360244Fighting paganism is the Christian thing to do.
You approach Bures and du Poy, the Constable of Jerusalem and Grandmaster of the Hospitaller Order respectively. They were in conference with Princess Hodierna.The knight-priest recognized you with the slightest of bows. Bures clapped you on the arm. Hodierna gave you a smile, cheeks still glowing."Lord Ramla has deigned to join us," she said with a quirk of her brow, "Have you ever met Lord du Poy?" She gestured to the knight."We've not had the pleasure," you said, giving the warrior a bow, "Though the reputation of his Order precedes him.""And what of Elinard?" she gestured then to the young man standing beside William Bures, "Nephew to our good Constable.""My heir as well," William said, thumping the young man in the back. He was near an age with you, about sixteen or so, but seemed very much a boy in bearing. He blushed for the attention. "I took the lad and his sister in after my brother was killed in battle, poor Geoffrey.""I-in truth I've no memory of my father," the boy spoke with the slightest stammer, "U-uncle William is the only father I've ever known." He broke again into a blush, fidgeting at his sleeves. The size of a young bull with the manners of a lamb. William smiled for his nephew, a hand upon his back. They seemed to love each other well, the young man took the affection with an awkward smile of his own"We were just speaking of your archbishop," du Poy said, "Long have the Germans been absent from our lands, but the few that come are often struggling. They speak no language commonly spoken and have few countrymen to shelter them. Like the blind they wander, falling into peril. I had thought to ask your archbishop to send more educated men to join our order. It is not right that your countrymen should struggle on pilgrimage."And no doubt du Poy would appreciate the added numbers to his own Order, extend its reach into the Empire and overshadow the well favoured Templars. Or perhaps he spoke only out of Christian charity.
>>41360281That is a terrible idea
"What a lovely though, more Germans," William snorted, "Soon enough we'll find ourselves another province under command of their emperor.""Oh but Germans certainly have a charm to them," Hodierna said, smiling to you. William looked unhappy by that, but he often looked unhappy."I'll take any man willing to fight for Christendom," du Poy said, "Low born or high."> Good luck on that du Poy> I would add my voice to yours in beseeching the arch-bishop
>>41360309> I would add my voice to yours in beseeching the arch-bishopWe will have word with him. It wont hurt. But >"My heir as well," William said, thumping the young man in the back. He was near an age with you, about sixteen or so, but seemed very much a boy in bearing. He blushed for the attention. "I took the lad and his sister in after my brother was killed in battle, poor Geoffrey."A match for Mathilde ? He is the heir to the Lordship of Jerusalem and they are close to the same age
>>41360309> I would add my voice to yours in beseeching the arch-bishop
>>41360309>> I would add my voice to yours in beseeching the arch-bishop
>>41360309>I would add my voice to yours in beseeching the arch-bishop[ANSCHLUSS INTENSIFIES]
>>41360309Well, we do have some help coming our way, and some may be convinced to help the Hospitallers afterwards.
>>41360068The Teutonic Order basically began as the germanophone wing of the Hospitallers- only becoming its own distinct thing after Jerusalem was lost and relocating to the Baltic.So yeah, Wilhelm could totally help form the Teutonic Order with all the reinforcements due in from the HRE.>Germans, Sayyid! Thousands of em!
>>41360331Maybe! We should chat with the dude first, Invite him to Ramla, they can meet and we can get a read on him
>>41360309>> I would add my voice to yours in beseeching the arch-bishop>>41360331>He is the heir to the Lordship of Jerusalem and they are close to the same age>>41360331>He is the heir to the Lordship of JerusalemNope Bures is the constable not lord of JerusalemPrehaps a betrothal? he doesn't seem one to pressure a match if we find a better one
>>41360373Not a bad idea. Talk to Bures about it.
>>41360309>> I would add my voice to yours in beseeching the arch-bishopGaining favors
>>41360331>A match for Mathilde ?Possible. We can float the idea by letter at another point.Could Bures find a use for our prisoner?
He's the heir to the Principality of Galilee.
>>41360410>He's the heir to the Principality of Galilee.Talk to Bures about it now!!!
>>41360331Thats an interesting idea actually.But lets hold that thought for a moment.
>>41360387Father would never aprove, he already said that her future lies in germany or europe and that the lands here are worthless. We should focus on finding her a match in sicily with Roger
>>41360410>Principality of Galilee.Betrothal, lets see if there's a better match
>>41360428At the moment we have promise but could extend our reach with such a match- one we have Ascalon however....
>>41360452the deal we struck is for a better match, find a suitor of better quality than Herbert and he'll lay off because we've proven we can find a better Husband for her
>>41360452He was willing to give us a chance if we could find someone worth it. And i think the heir to the Principality of Galilee is. Lets talk Betrothal
>>41360455>Nain>Endorwhat a silly placeWe can let out germans help du Poy, if we fly the idea to the Archbishop some may stay here to protect Christendom
>>41360487oh come on.Endor comes with its own death star.
>>41360477>>41360476I know about the deal, I just think he will not consider anyone from the holy lands worthy because he values this lands as much as dirt. But I suppose it wouldn't hurt to try seeing as the boy, his father and our father are all gathered here on the same place, if it works it works if it doesn't we don't lose too much time.
>>41360455Where is the Principality of Galilee?
"I would offer what support I can," you said, "The Empire has long neglected the Holy Land, but I think that is changing. Many there are starting to speak on the need to defend Jerusalem. A few powerful men in support could turn those murmurs into demands for action.""And you are such a powerful man?" du Poy asked, a hint of skepticism in his voice.You raise a hand and give a chuckle. "Perhaps not, but Albero is. Friend of the Emperor and the Pope as well.""Well, either way I appreciate your offer," he said, "We always have need of fighting men. It's an unfortunate truth that many die young in these lands, often violently, and they are hard to replace."And with your coming attack upon the Caliphate, that number may well grow.You turned to Prince William."I do have a thought," you said, "And wondered if you might consider it as well. Your lad here is a strong looking one. I've a sister in need of a husband."William's eyebrows rose and Elinard blushed. "I've seen the lass, she's a beauty," he said. He looked to the young man standing beside him. Looked back to you. "It is not an unworthy match," he said, "But let us not be hasty with talk of marriage.""As I said, I ask only that you consider the thought," you said, "If Elinard would permit to visit Ramla, he could see for himself the beauty of my sister Mathilde.""I-I-I..." Elinard choked back on his stutter, "I should be d-d-lighted to be your guest Lord Ramla.""Well, won't that just be a charming match?" Hodierna said, putting a hand upon Elinard's shoulder. The boy gave a sweat. You felt a little sorry for him if he did wed Mathilde. He would be clay in her hands.> speak on Ascalon and try to garner more support> retire for the day
>>41360662North Jerusalem>>41360673> speak on Ascalon and try to garner more support
>>41360673> retire for the dayWe good.
>>41360673> speak on Ascalon and try to garner more supportof course
>>41360673>> speak on Ascalon and try to garner more supportBard knight needs to bard knight
>>41360673>> speak on Ascalon and try to garner more support
>>41360673> speak on Ascalon and try to garner more supportIf the Archbishop has drunk enough, a few words about how some of those knights may go to help dress up their german brothers in the Hospitallers.It'll be an army by proxy for us.
>>41360673OK, I changed my mind, he would be the perfect match for us, our siste would efectivily rule Galelee once this kid takes power
Hey, is there a chance of our bastards being gay and/or evil?
>>41360706Barding would probably be to retire, honestly
>>41360742As with anyone in the world ever?but thats a bit early to worry about don't you think?
>>41360673> retire for the dayAfter sex with the Queen complain to her about sending Iovetta away so much she would wish she had just fucked her husband instead tonight
>>41360775Agreed, we've already done awesome at getting support, to tryto get any more would be seen as biting off too much.
>>41360775Yup, Alice is probably tired of waiting already, and we only miss her to compleate the set
>>41360775>>41360789hables ingles? the fuck are you saying
>>41360700changing to >retire for the day
>>41360810retire=bardingUnless we're talking about the art of keeping your horse comfy and styling
"There's one more thing to speak on," you said, "And that's a matter of the southern border."du Poy and William exchanged a knowing look, then looked back to you."The Queen and I have talked on that matter," du Poy said, "My order is prepared to commit to it. Every hand we can spare. Knights and men-at-arms as well. It will draw men from the roads of pilgrimage, but I think would ensure a more lasting peace in the years to come."William was less enthused. "Galilee could send a small number, but we have Turks to worry about. Our border cannot soften less the Saracen exploit it."Elinard looked to his uncle. "W-would I be able to g-go?" he asked, eyes wet with excitement.That had William's mouth open, eyes wide. The man did not like that idea."It would give him a chance to prove his manhood," Hodierna said."His father was killed trying to do that," William said, "Cut down young with a family to support. If you fell your brothers and sisters would be devestated. Would you have them suffer that?"Elinard wilted under his uncle's hard words.> support Elinard> support William
>>41360957> support Elinard
>>41360957> support ElinardWe could keep him out of the fighting in the back but it would still be valuable experience for him
>>41360957> support Elinard"If anyone falls, their family is devastated. However, I shall treat him if he were my own brother."
>>41360957> support WilliamEvery lad cuts his teeth against raiders and bandits first
>>41360957Let's try not to murder a lineage too quick hereSolomon will beat some sense into him when he visits
>>41360957> support ElinardIt is tragic yes, but it is the life we lead here in defense of both home & Christ, there are few who do not know similar pain. RIP Welf
>>41360957> support ElinardA life spent in fear of what might be is a life squanderedOur lives are the Lords to give and take
>>41360957>> support ElinardHe could fight under our banner nd you have my word that he would return safe.more men for we to command
>>41361038Aye. When he visit Solomon could give him some training
>>41360957Remember to suggest that he fights under us, so we have more men to command while using the excuse to be protection Elinard
>all this shonenryWe have our hands full with a city, anons
>>41361101this THIS [subtle hostage taking Intensifies]
>>41361130Thats a retarded idea. Why the fuck would we do that ?
>>41361101>>41361130We don't even know if he has potentialI'd rather stay on Bures' favor
>>41361123This is seinenry.
>>41361155his potential doesn't matter, what metters are the troops that will come with him
>>41361151I was joking anon relax>>41361155Its more to get soldiers onside and under our control
>>41361155Its really about the men that we will get along with him
>>41361182>I was joking anon relaxSorry. But i have seen some pretty terrible ideas in these threads so Poe's law i guess.
>>41361182>>41361192We already have a few hundreds good knightsBabysitting a boy and opposing Bures isn't going to help us be more effective
>>41361182>I was joking anon relax>I was only pretending to vote, surely it won't countJesus
>>41360957Suggest a non-combat role for him to take so he still feels useful but will be safe.Administration or perhaps helping in one of the Hospitals of St. John?
>>41361151what he meant was that we would have his troops and his authority would be under us while we hold his safety(that is one of his family's most important posession)Basically a "hostage" disguised as a guest
>>41361220Bures is sending men to fight on Ascalon, If hesends the boyas the leader of his men and the boy is under our protection his men become our men. Don't forget that the fact that people are joining our cause doesn't mean that they will listen to our orders. Politics are at play here.
>>41361258That's powervoting for a freebie, anon>>41361260That goes against taking Ascalon convincingly if we're juggling them in different places.I won't support just believing we can put him in a safe box somehow
>>41361296>If he sends the boy as the leader of his menSending an unproven boy as leader, sureYou're a few drinks over the top, here
>>41361311the only way for him to be in any danger would be if we lost or if we send him to the front lines, neither of those are our plans I assume.
>>41361311Why would we even want to do thatTreat him like any other companionWe didnt coddle 13 year old hugo why should we coddle this guy
"All boys must take that first step away from the home that sheltered them if they are to be thought of as men," you said, "Do not deny your nephew his chance out of love and fear. It matters little in the end what path we take, God takes us when he wills and not before.""Better to die in the service of Christ young, than to live one hundred years," du Poy said, approving of your words.William glared at both you and du Poy. "You've never lost a brother to violence," he said to you, "You do not yet know the pain of it. Perhaps one day soon you will. When that comes to be, perhaps we will understand one another better."Then he glared at Elinard."Do what you think is right," he said, "But when you do it do not commit with half a heart. When you act, boy, you act with full intention or not at all."Then he looked to you. "It seems you have another fool ready to fight for you, he'll have a bodyguard but I'll not bare Galilee's throat for him. Twenty men. Make what use out of them in a manner that suits you."He set aside his goblet and walked from the hall, unhappiness a mantle upon his shoulders. Elinard stammered something that he did not finish, then followed after his uncle.Du Poy sighed. "Some fathers cannot bear to risk a son."Your eyes drifted over to your own father, who stood at the bishop's side. The man saw you staring and frowned until you looked away.The day turned to evening. Many were retiring for the night. You bid a good evening to Pons, and then the Archbishop.> retire yourself> call on a friend in the palace
>>41361334The boy is his hair and is of appropriate age, If he is not there naturally the boy is in charge even if he has some knights with him to council.If you go by that logic we are as umproven as him, all we did was win a few skirmishes on the road to Jerusalen, nothing near as grand as what we are about to do.
>>41361371> retire yourself
>>41361347Raids, artillery, projectiles, the press of menUnless you plan on handing him a war bond with a pat on the back like he actually worked for it, you make no sense to me>>41361364We know nothing of him. And I'm actually fucking trying to diminish the number of things that can go wrong instead of looking at the precious loot/men
>>41361371>> retire yourself
>>41361381>hairheir. the word is heir
>>41361371>retire and fuck Alice
>>41361371> retire yourself> be prepared to tackle suspicious folks
>>41361381>If you go by that logic we are as umproven as himWe don't even know if he has spurs, you realizeWilhelm has actually done a ton of shit, including that suicidal charge uphill against impossible numbers
>>41361415Of course it is, but why did you focus on that typo if my post had many more?
>>41361425We need to stop fucking every princess we see
>>41361446We already have two in the bag anon, and Iovetta is coming along sooner or later. We need Alice to compleate the set and it's not like it will make any diference, aside from the queen these girls probably gossip a lot between them
Won the war in the field, lost it in the bedchamber.
>>41361371> retire yourself>update mentions young men dying>no yeah, let's take green Elinard to war
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>41361559
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>41361559
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>41361559prease be gut
>>41361579YES I WIN
I hadn't planned for it to be best out of three, but that's a pretty good role.
>>41361667So does that mean the 98 is useless or are you going to be a kind, merciful QM for now to lull us into a false sense of security before letting a series of bad rolls sodomize us like a Yazidi sex slave?
>>41361748Sarracen pls stop begging like a bitch and read the post
>>41361748for random rolls he usually uses first only,we are probably getting the queen and Alice with that roll, at least the last time we rolled that high we god a double offer too
>>41361780>Wilhelm ends up in a foursome with all the sisters
There were three standing before you. Each a different servant of a different master.A sweet looking girl with auburn hair barely hidden beneath a bright green scarf, a matronly lady with thick arms and an old man who looked as if he had once been a soldier."M'lord," it was the old man that spoke, "My lady would invite you to visit her." He flashed the pin of the Royal family."Oh?" the sweet girl said, "My own lady has an invitation." She showed the badge of Antioch in the palm of her hand.The matronly woman gave a soft laugh. "It seems we're all here on the same business," she said, and bowed to you, "My lady also calls upon you." She winked your way, smiling broad.You looked to each of them. You could guess to whom they each served.> the queen> alice of antioch> hodierna
>>41361873I messed up.> refuse all of themVote off this post.
>>41361873> the queen
>>41361873> fuck this, going to bed
>>41361898> Refuse all of themGo hunt down Iovetta and show off our ability as a cunning linguist.
>>41361898>the queenWoman is smart, sending a man with a proper sign
>>41361873>> alice of antiochBecause the Queen sent Iovetta away
>>41361873>All of them>>41361928someone wasn't here last thread
>>41361873> refuse all of them
>>41361873>> the queenCan't say no to the queen guys
>>41361928SHe is not in the city anymore.
>>41361873> the queen> alice of antioch> hodiernaall of the above, royal orgy.Send to your ladies that I call upon them too, we have matters to discuss
>>41361898> Alice of AntiochAdd another notch to the belt!Do we even have a little black book for tracking conquests or is it all mental?
>>41361873> the queenI fell bad for fucking this mean lady
>>41361898> refuse all of them
>>41361949>>41361971Please don'tAt least the Queen is doing a proper invitation, and we could have matters to discuss there
>>41361971You sir are insane. And I like insane.
>>41361898All of themif write ins are not an option then Alice
There will be no royal orgy. Sorry guys, not happening even an a roll of 100.The fact I have to type that makes me feel a little sad.
>>41361873AliceSince she is the one we need to complete the set
>>41361898Alice of antioch,but count this vote to fucking anyone that has more vote above refusing
>>41361873> alice of antiochLet's show how her how she can act like a woman
>>41361898> alice of antiochsearch your dicks, you know it to be true
>>41361898> alice of antiochFuck it the queen sent Iovetta away
>>41362019>>41362049>Implying we won't be staying for some time anywaysHospitality is a thing
>>41362025haha im sorry HFthis is till 4chan, even if its the least 4 of the chan
>>41362025I bet if we converted to Islam it'd be possible.
>>41362025You might wanna call an end to the voting so you can start tallying sometime soon, HF.
>>41362080She isnt coming back intill Wilhelm leave anon. The Queen is not stupid
fun fact: Wilhelm is slang for dick
>>41362100anon is, thinking about being vindictive or dissing the Queen we know to be moody
>>41361873>> the queen
Rolled 2 (1d2)A tie I think.roll 1d21 the queen2 alice
>>41362221this pleases my compleation compulsion
>>41362221goddammithide yo princesses, hide yo queens, cause wilhelms nailin ALL the royalty out herehaha
>>41362221Now we just need Iovetta.
>>41362351patience anon patience remember what cuck Elias said>the sweetest peach was the young Iovetta
Who says we're going to be sleeping with Alice? We're just looking to get to know her better, as a future relative.
>>41362374You are adorable anon.
>>41362384We shouldn't assume anything by this, just take everything as it happens. For all we know, we'll be sharing anecdotes about family and such.
>>41362409Because we have already banged her sisters and we know the personality of them.
>>41362423We don't much know Alice's personality as much as we do Melisende's and Hodierna's.
"I shall call upon your lady," you told the girl. She flashed you a dimpled smile, offered you her arm.The others retreated with a grumble.The girl led you to royal quarters. It was quite late at night, there would be few awake even in the palace. The sound of her soft steps were a whisper on the stone floor. She took you to the chambers kept for Alice of Antioch. Opened the door with a small key."My lady waits within," she said, "I will escort you back once you are finished." She gave you a wink as the door opened just enough for you to slip in.It was candle lit, the walls adorned with religious frescoes. Somber eyed saints looked down upon the inhabitants. The candles gave the room a soft glow, the flicker of them shifting small shows.She stood beside the bed, dressed in only a white shift, a cup of wine in her hand. A pitcher stood on her bedside table.When she saw you she showed you the smile she shared with her sisters. Though second of the daughters of King Baldwin she was the shortest, shorter even than your Ioveta by a hair. Her hips had been built for bearing children.Her hair, honey-gold like her sisters, was unbound down her shoulders."I wondered," she said, "If we might continue our conversation. On war machines and soldiers. The movements of men and...battering rams." She offered you a wine cup, which you took in hand. She poured her own drink, took a sip. "My husband was quite the soldier you know. We would talk for hours on such things."Bohemond had been his name. Killed young and in battle. He was remembered as a good man. His head had been made a gift for the Caliph."It has been too long since I last talked with a man about such things," she said, swirling her wine and looking to her feet. Was she blushing? She looked up through her lashes. "A long, satisfying conversation is hard to find."You took a sip of wine. She sat upon the side of the bed. Drank her own wine from a silver horn.
"Are you certain I'm the man to have that with?" you asked.She stretched back, propped up with one arm. "My sisters say you are exactly the man to have such a conversation," she replied.Your reputation preceded you. Your eyes traveled over and up her white clad form, the thin fabric clinging to her thighs, her belly, her chest.She licked wine from her soft, full lips. Her chest rose with anticipation as she waited, half-reclined upon the bed, silver horn in hand poised at her lips.> have that conversation> back out
>>41362554> have that conversation
>>41362554>> have that conversation
>>41362554> have that conversationi meani meanits too late to say no. For the record i voted for the Queen
>>41362554>> have that conversation[Need to know intensifies]
>>41362581Remember what god saidThou shall love all the hot sistersOr something to that effect
>>41362554>> back outCan we not fuck everything please?
>>41362608Sorry, Elinard is getting fucked by an arrow or stone, too.
>>41362608too latebut after this we gotta settle down i agree
>>41362608Anon. Who is talking about fucking ? This is strictly business on military matters and politicsWe dont have to fuck everyone. Just the atleast the sisters
>>41362608We have Hugo for that.And what are you afraid of? It's just a conversation...about movement of men and battering rams
>>41362554>> back outwhy do I get the feeling we will regret this?
>>41362554>>have that conversationI am sure we have much to discuss
>>41362647Any reason to as why ?
>>41362647this is the result of a 98 roll im sure it will be fine
Can we get some paizuri this time?
>>41362712And how will the Patriach find out ?Besides. We have already fucked Hod. Might aswell go all the way.
>>41362647This is the decision you're worried about?
Hey, remember when Iovetta was in that cell with us, we hadn't bathed for weeks?
I have just realised that the Rethel sisters are pratically using Wilhelm as a walking dildo. Which they share...
>>41362778Welp, how else are the French suppose to enjoy the Blood and Iron of a German man?
So. How pissed do you think the Queen is now that she has been spurned a second time ?
>>41362982Bitch shouldnt think that sending away our beloved will score her mor Wilhelm time
>>41362982she is pregnant, so i imagine not well
>>41362982how do you think a pregnant women of great authority would react?
>>41363004Pretty much the main reason why i voted Alice.
>>41362982Not like she can really do anything, we already have the support we need.
>>41362982we visit her in the morning and try to cheer her up I gess
>>41363050You should really read the last couple of threads anon
>>41363063That's not what I'm reacting to
>>41363004Ya know that might have weight if we didn't blow the secret betrothal out the window by visiting Iovetta in the streets and have a big kiss scene in public.
>>41363089She had already been playing that gameRemember, she came to visit us for Christmas, inexplicably made Iovetta stay behind to babysit (both Iovetta and the kid could have come) and slept with Wilhelm.
>>41363127Her kid had a cold and Iovetta volunteered to watch over him. You're making the Queen out to be something she isn't.
>>41363148I don't really believe that Iovetta would volunteer to miss a Christmas with WIlhelm
>>41363127Because the last time we were together alone Iovetta had willys willy out. I'm not supporting the queen and I rejected the idea of sleeping with her because Wil has the charizard to stave off blue balls.
>>41363127>>41363148>>41363162selective belief errywhere
>>41363174Chiri aint here mate
>>41363190I know this which is why I usually vote to visit Chiri after a long time apart. But anon wants to get its virtual dick wet whenever possible. One person can't do jack shit about it.
I wonder if we can do it in the asshole?
"Now what exactly do your sisters say about me?" you said, standing before the princess."Um," she lifted her leg, reached out a foot to touch the front of your breeches with a toe. She ran it along, causing a stir within.You chuckled. "Surely you can speak more plainly than that," you said, running your hand along her ankle and up her smooth calf.She blushed and bit the rim of her horn. "I'm a chaste woman, and unused to such lewd talk."You snorted. "I doubt that." Then you threw your wine upon her chest, then threw aside the empty cup. She gave a surprised gasp as it soaked through, making visible what lay underneath. You reached and grabbed the front of her sopping wet shirt. "You are as unchaste as your sisters.""I am not!" she grabbed at your hand, tried to pull your hand away."Calling a man to your chamber at near midnight," you pulled and the fabric tore away. She gasped again, falling back onto the bed.You took her wine horn and poured it upon her skin, then lowered your head and drank it off her, lapped it up with your tongue. Lower and lower until it twas between her thighs."God," her hands twinned through your black hair as you drank deep. When you raised it you saw the glow upon her cheeks. You pulled yourself up above her, poised and ready."No more lies now," you said, "If you cannot be chaste, at least be honest."She bit the nail of her thumb, rosy cheeked and looking up at you near shyly."I want it," she said, "I want you."She moaned upon your entry. Her body writhed beneath you. You pulled an honest noise from her lips, then closed your mouth upon it, tasting the sweet wine she had been drinking. She wrapped calves about you, drew you in as deep as she could. You worked her into a lather underneath you. Pulling out those honest, womanly sounds. Sounds she had not made in a long time.
>>41363308only if you stretch first, anon
"Do not spill inside," she panted. You were in no danger of that yet.You turned her onto her side and enjoyed the way her body moved, her back arched. She pulled a pillow against her, buried her face into it to muffle her sounds. You did not relent, it forced her to roll onto her belly. From there you held her by the hips. Cupped her full cheeks, dug thumbs into that soft smoothness.She looked over her shoulder at you panting, hair pressed to her skin, darkened with sweat. She looked like she might speak, but instead her mouth closed and eyes narrowed. She looked away from you as she shuddered.You gave a grunt and withdrew.You rolled over onto your back. Alice crawled toward you up on the bed. Took your manhood in hand.She wore a smile and nothing else."Tell me m'lord, can my sisters do this?" she asked, and pressed her breasts upon your manhood."You Rethel girls," you groaned, "Such wicked sluts.""It is the weakness of our sex, since the days of Eve," she said, then she lowered her mouth and...She licked you from her lips. Then curled up beside you. Nestled her head against your chest."Let me pretend for a second," she said, "That your name is Bohemond." She closed her eyes, a smile upon her face. You gave her that illusion, remaining silent for a time. Then her eyes opened and she patted you upon the thigh. "Best you were back in your own chamber, Portia will take you."She did not kiss you but fussed over the tatters you had made of her shift. Instead she slid under the covers naked, dispelling you from her mind.You dressed in silence, feeling almost neglected as the princess was already taken by slumber.You were permitted out by the maid Portia, who was quick to bind her hair and smooth her skirts as she rose to guide you. She gave you a smile and offered you her arm.That smile died when the two of you stepped forth.A long woman stood waiting. A pregnant woman, with a cold imperious beauty.The queen.> Your majesty> Melisende...
>>41363350> Your majestyplease dont make a fuss of this?
>>41363350>> Your majesty
>>41363350> Your majesty
>>41363350Just as planned.Hopefully now you idiots will actually consider the human element involved in choices.
>>41363350> Melisende.I'd rather be a lover than a subject at the moment
>>41363350>> Melisende... smoth now anons, we don't need to pretend
>>41363383Forgot this. >>41363400Probably not. They'll forget it when the next piece of ass comes along.
>>41363350> Your majestyKneel before her.
>>41363350>> Melisende...I need more popcorn for this.
you people are very informal. I doubt she will enjoy that
>>41363400we would do that because......?I mean, it's not like we have any sort of relationship with them and they sure as hell don't mind cucking their little sister.But we did sun fucked up and are about to lose Iovetta, so congrats anons.
>>41363350>> Melisende...We're not in "public" right now
>>41363418Hey I wanted to fuck the queen
>>41363418maybe we can get away with it being in character for William, but sooner or later its going to catch up with us.
>>41363400>>41363418what you mean she thinks we're an exclusive Item?Is that why she sent Iovetta away (apart from the unwanted pr)>>41363435nigga we're in the hallway
>>41363422no no no>>41363433you remember how let down she was last christmas? when we called her your majexty and not melisende
>>41363350>> Your majestyShe is pissed, let's not be informal in front of the servant
>>41363408anons have a point,>>41363408 herechanging to>your majesty
>>41363350> Your majestykeep it Formal until we are in a more private setting
>>41363408Calling her Melisende is pretending. She'll never be anything less or more than our queen. To call her Melisende would be to continue lying to her.
>>41363448Yep. She want to be intimate with Wilhelm. Calling her majesty will do nothing but anger her
>>41363400You stupid summer child
>>41363350servant is right here and we are not really sure if she gossips or not
>>41363474fuck it. you guys have voted wrong on every decision tonite. im just gonna watch from now on
>>41363448On that ocasion she was happy, now if we call her b name on front of Portia she is going to demand we call her your majesty
>>41363400>Implying anon doesn't consider the Human element>Implying Wilhelm isnt just a selfish ass
>>41363490She just witnessed us fucking her lady. I wouldnt worry too much about that>You were permitted out by the maid Portia, who was quick to bind her hair and smooth her skirts as she rose to guide you. She gave you a smile and offered you her arm.She freaking pleasured herself to is
>>41363434>>41363444Because the queen cna literally take everything from us at the snap of her fingers, and made it clear she wanted dick.Characters in this quest display clear agency. HF has explained that shoot happens without us and is always moving.Did ANYONE expect passing up the queen to end well?
>>41363490If the servant gossips we are fucked because we just banged princess Alice
>>41363479>get called on bad decision>s-s-s-summer!
>>41363497Oh? How so? If we had rejected all of them, they would have all been slighted. Choosing Melisende would have inspired more rumors, and choosing Hodierna would alert Raymond some more.
>>41363507I meant in the sense that she is probably not let her little sister marry Wil the womanizer
>>41363521No anon, stammer cuter, you're ruining this for me
>>41363507If we hold our ground it might be okShe's feeling spurned and angry. I really don't know how she feels about us getting with her sisters at allBut if she punishes us for what we have been doing it will call the parentage of her child into question
>>41363545>But if she punishes us for what we have been doing it will call the parentage of her child into questionI seriously hope you think this is sound in any way
>>41363479Wouldn't summer be a hard time in the Holy Land?
>>41363563we just have to coax her to reason
>>41363527you voted not to tell Alice that the whole thing was really fishyyou voted to ask Alice for fleets and siege weapons when we already have plenty of bothyou voted not to immediately go to the bedchambers of the fucking Queen, a woman who is carrying our childI really hope shes just horny and pregnant angry, not vengeful
"Your majesty," you said.The slap she gave you across your cheek stung. Her eyes were wet and glistening.Portia backed away, eyes wide with fear."My sisters," she said, "You fucked my sisters."You caught her next slap."Unhand me," she said, struggling against your grip. You let her slip free. She rubbed it. And then placed it upon her belly."Why do you so despise me?" she asked, "Or am I just old and ugly?" She clutched the fabric that clothed her pregnancy.Guilt moved in you like a worm. There had been some vindictiveness in your action. For her sending Ioveta away. Though as much it was your own weakness. A woman, willing and beautiful. You were not the sort to refuse such advances easily.The mother of your child did not sob or collapse, but silent tears tracked down her finely carved features."I should punish you," she said, "Something cruel."> as my Queen commands> you are not a cruel woman Melisende
>>41363592To be fair. If she wanted sex all she has to do is visit her husband room
>>41363563Just think man. If she arrests us for fucking one sister, people will also talk about us making out with Iovetta in public, and the time she came to visit us for christmas and came back pregnant
>>41363596> as my Queen commands
>>41363596> you are not a cruel woman MelisendeTry to cheer her up. Talk reason with her
>>41363596>you already have
>>41363596>> as my Queen commandsFinally consequences for fucking everything!
>>41363596> you are not a cruel woman Melisendethank god
>>41363596>> you are not a cruel woman Melisende
>>41363626>>41363612Have a feeling that will only make it worse
>>41363625this, leave it ambiguous as to wither we mean here sending Iovetta away or her being mad at us.
>>41363612>>41363626stop being assholes this is the future mother of our child and shes feeling very vulnerablefor christs sake be nice to her
>>41363637She's no ordinary woman, she's our queen, who we've sworn service to. Treating her as less than that insults her more.
>>41363596> you are not a cruel woman Melisendeok, she made it clear that she wants it personal, if we ask for a command she will compose herself and really give us one, now is the time for Melissande guys
>>41363637Hey could have been avoided if anons thought with their brain instead of e-peen.
>>41363637only way to teach the fucks who want to fuck everything a lesson is to take the bad punishment now to forewarn of future worse consequences.
I don't get why people are backpedaling after confirming her status as our Queen rather than our woman. She'll never be our woman. She knows this.
>>41363653youre just wrong man. she thinks of us as more than a vassal and wants us to think of her as more than her liegejesus she is a good woman we are probably one of like 2 people in her life shes had sex with, probably the only one who she wanted to sleep with
>>41363653She is a personal friend and we are in private.
>>41363648No fuck you. Wilhelm has slept around and now gets brought to task for it. If he does it now what's to say he won't do it when married to Iovetta?
>>41363350honestly our habit of boning every female member of the royal family except our betrothed is making this into some soap opera level shit.
>>41363680You know the bad punishment could be that we lose Iovetta right? are you willing to risk it?
>>41363679Oh shut up and get off your high horse. You are now actively voting for an option to fuck over the MC just because.
>>41363596>as my Queen commandsLook her in the eyes. We fucked up, and now we must ask for forgiveness and accept the consequences.
>>41363689The problem is, we'll never think of her as anything but our liege.
>>41363702So you want to be mean to Melisende to teach Wilhelm a lesson. Great. Makes perfect sense.Cause that's what that option is. It's mean, its distant, it's formal, to a woman who cares a lot about us
>>41363684it's more like we're trying to smooth over things with her without losing our shit.
>>41363708No I'm voting because it's what I think should happen not from spite. Wilhelm has shown to have honour. The Queen commands Wilhelm obeys.
>>41363702He will,marriage means nothing, love is not related to sex, specially for WIl
>>41363596> you are not a cruel woman Melisende
>>41363596>> you are not a cruel woman MelisendeLets be smart people
>>41363731She did say she'd be our her so she probably wouldn't hate us for stepping outI don't want to though, I agree I want Wilhelm to grow up a little
>>41363753She knows us, hell she probably heard us fucking chiri senseless while we traveled, and she likes this about us because if she didn't she wouldn't fall for him
>>41363777>confirmed for not knowing a thing about women
When is HF going to say when he's started writing?
>>41363786He just does it
>>41363786Never. He starts writing after the time runs out. I believe it is around 5-10min depending on how many people there is in the thread
>>41363733>>41363739>>41363749Implying this isn't going to agitate her into punishing us
>>41363813implying it is
>>41363819it's going to bait her into punishing us out of spiteshit goes tails up its on you
>>41363833I'll accept that
God, I'm bored. Can't we play as Mathilde instead?
>>41363853NO WE HAVE TO GET SCOLDED BY THE QUEEN FAG
>>41363862stop posting we are on page 9
>>41363853hopfully if HF runs a second thread
"You are not a cruel woman, Melisende," you said."I am a queen," she said, "I am what Jerusalem needs me to be." She looked you over. "And what are you but a German trickster. A foreigner that wormed his way into my graces. Damn you." Her eyes burned with hate. "That's not what it was," you said. She clenched her teeth and glared at you. "That's not what it was Melisende. You are my Queen."She gave a deep breath, looked away from you. Was silent for a time."I have deceived myself," voice softer now, "It was I that came to you. Sought from you what should not have been asked. It was indecent of me. To shame a man I despise and indulge a little in un-Christian ways. Imagined myself a girl in love.""Mayhap, still I could have refused you," you said.She closed her eyes, took a deep breath. "It was a merry time though. Wasn't it?""You are a remarkable woman," you said, "But that's all it was."She looked you over. When you spoke you knew she was not speaking out of anger or uncontrolled emotion but with cold certainty."I will say this not for myself but for Ioveta," she said, "If you stray again when you wed her. If you betray her. I will have you castrated."That...had you standing much straighter. She touched your cheek, then kissed it."You could have had a kingdom," she said, "I hope it was worth it."She left you then, your queen and nothing more. Left you with guilt in your belly but for now spared her wrath.You stood there and watched her leave.- end of threadstart next thread as:> Mathilde> Hugo> Wilhelm
Sorry about that. My girl called.
>>41363918>If you stray again when you wed her. If you betray her. I will have you castrated.eep>"You could have had a kingdom," she said, "I hope it was worth it."WE DIDNT JUST FUCK UP HARD DID WE?> Mathilde
>>41363918Kinda feel sorry for her. Fall in love with a man who does not love you. It cant be easy.
>>41363918*sigh* good. we only lost chance at a kingship we didnt want. we have our own plans.Iovetta is bae,>Mathilde
>>41363939Could have had a kingdom, if we said byebye to Iovetta, eliminated fulk somehow, which would have infuriated france and the Pope and left us in the levant without alliesthis is for the best
So how bad was fucking the royal family?
>>41363939>WE DIDNT JUST FUCK UP HARD DID WE?Are you kidding? This is great for us. We've finally broken up with the Queen, and can marry Iovetta with little worry.
>>41363985Fucking the royal family both gave us a chance to be King of Jerusalem and lost it for us
>>41363971>implying Fulks ''accident'' was an accident>implying it wasn't a CK2 tier conspiracy
>>41363985It was more how you went about it than the fact you did it.
>>41363918How did we do HF?No stat gains?
>>41363985It was awesome for us.
>>41364010Ahh gotcha. Would there have been hard feelings if Wilhelm rejected any of them or secure the thought that he loved Iovetta?
>>41364010I don't care, we did it with all our relations with them broken off and temporary. Now we don't need to have sex with one of them ever again.
Too tired going to bed don't get Wil castrated.
>>41364014No stat gains.You guys did okay, could have done better.I was kind of a prick and baited you guys with sex.I do that and I have to do it a bit less often. Last time I did it (with Sabeen and Aines) you guys did the right thing.>>41364022No hard feelings for a rejection of all of them. Would have also triggered a visit from a different character if you had. Which would have possibly been the safest option if you guys really had to have sex.
>>41364057We always do the right thing, HF.
>>41364057so how serious is the damage regarding Melisande?
>>41364081Nothing serious, she just doesn't love us anymore.
>>41363918>MathildeMy internet just came back>tfw surrounded by plebs
>>41364099I think she do and she hates us and herself for it
>>41364106> Queen Melisende (well-liked)
>>41364106she definitely views herself more at fault for it then us.
>>41364057How come we don't get an INT for successfully safeguarding the Queen's reputation of chastity and keeping Raymond from cutting our dick off?
>>41364316Because Raymond isnt here and we didnt safeguard a thing.
>>41364325We had the intention of doing so, and isn't that was using your noggin is all about?