previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=crusader+questThread 5 didn't archive fully: http://archive.4plebs.org/tg/thread/34542810/#q34542810Twitter: https://twitter.com/KoblOfpastebins: http://pastebin.com/u/Joggibearcharacter sheet: http://pastebin.com/rZQ8vVBdarmy sheet: http://pastebin.com/VzbLdkUrholdings: http://pastebin.com/m33m5nZ5It is the Year of our Lord, 1135And Jerusalem marches to war.On the road from Jaffa the army of Jerusalem has smashed aside a force of Bedouin raiders, leaving the road open to the gates of Ascalon. With outriders scouting for enemy positions, the host of Queen Melisende churns on, the trampling feet of men-at-arms marching beside the high spirited warhorses of the nobility. Levantine, Frank, German and Italian march together to the ancient fortress city that had belched out raiders onto the frontier of the Holy Land for a generation, ready to end this threat once and for all.Thousands of soldiers with even more following in the baggage train, but at their head was a lone gold woman riding a tall white horse, flanked either side by the grand masters of the holy knights. The Queen, in maille threaded with gold, with high crested helm, armoured and riding as a warrior king, leading her vassals against the Saracen.Behind her was carried a large crucifix said to contain a part of the true cross, and beside that the banner of her father, Baldwin. Drums beat and fifes piped that it almost had the feel of a carnival procession, so enthusiastic was their playing one might think dancers would leap forth from the ranks to garland Melisende's path. But this was an armed procession, honed for the kill.
The army came to a halt before the distant figure of Ascalon, its high walls and domed buildings a grey shadow upon the plain, the barest glimmer of the sea behind it.A rider came up with message for the Queen. A young knight panting hard, grinning."Ships are spotted on the Palestine sea," he said, "Flying Sicilian and Genoan colours."The Queen grinned. Her cousin Roger had arrived, with the Genoan contingent. The army would grow."What of the Saracen fleet?" Raymond du Poy asked, "Or the ships from Sidon?"The young knight shrugged. Either they were not sighted or were not there. It caused du Poy to bark off a curse, that earned a shushing hand from the Queen."And Ascalon?" she asked."The gates are barred," the knight said, "A trench line dug around its walls. They won't ride out to meet us."Du Poy swore again. This time the Queen did not shush him.She took a breath. Gave the young knight a stroke of the shoulder. "Go, get something to drink, then ride out. I want an eye on those ships."She turned back to her war host, eyes crinkling as thoughts churned through her head. The fate of her rule would be decided in the shadow of Ascalon's walls.-> play as Wilhelm> play as Hugo> play as Mathilde
>>46465760> play as Hugo
>>46465760> play as Wilhelm
>>46465760>> play as Wilhelm
>>46465760>Play as HugoTime to be best knight!
we should go ahead and start siege weapon emplacements.
>tfw hugo pov never
>>46465760>> play as WilhelmDamn a trench.We're gonna have to fill that in first.Guess we should start off with a week of bombardment of siege weaponry, let the army recover after its march.And then when its night and the trebuchets are still flinging, we send small parties to fill in parts of the trenches.>>46465922Not yet, perhaps when we're ready to launch the first true assault meant to breach the walls. The first attacks we'll launch will not breach and will incur heavy losses after all.
>>46465922we can have a pov shift when the actual battle begins, right now we are setting up for the siege.
>>46465760https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc3ID5Wbmu8> play as Wilhelm Reminder that mathilde has a fetish for BDSM and Bloodsport
>>46465760> play as WilhelmGlad to see you again HF.
>>46465760Hey HF, what did we do with the corpses of the bedouin?Because I was thinking of removing their heads and them returning them back to ascalon.One for the rot and decay and disease they'll have to deal with for health reasons, second for morale depletion.
>>46466244Left them to rot since there were 3000 of them.
>>46466303Well i was wondering if we could retroactively have harvested a good number of heads to fling at the walls since we started with a short time skip.
>play as wilhelm
Why is Elias so handsome and charming ?
You are Wilhelm, Lord of Ramla and general in the army of Queen Melisende.And right now you are organizing the camp. Following closely the dictates of the Strategikon, you have a latrine dug with some distance to the main camp, and have your men assemble in squares with clear lanes for traffic of foot and horse. A disorganized camp was a danger, you had read, and you'd not endanger your goals by something as simple as overlooking that.Billeting your troops was easy enough, but convincing some of the other lords of the need to organize under clear lines took some more cajoling and talk. You eventually had to enlist Raymond du Puy to back you up.The Hospitaller wore his black surcoat with white cross. Even in camp he had not changed out of maille and helm, while some other lords had stripped to doublets and were taking their ease, recovering from the march to be ready for the fighting. The assembled nobility were attended by pages, younger sons dragged out here to earn them some experience in the ways of war, and they kept themselves busy pouring wine for some and clear water for others.You drank small beer, not so strong as to ever get you drunk but safer than drinking the uncertain water trafficked up on the backs of wagons.Raymond du Puy glared at the assembly, most of whom had yet to do any fighting."Lord Wilhelm is corrected," he said, "This isn't a castle town where you can throw your shit into the sea or the gutters, this is a war camp. Sanitation is the key to a healthy army. Unless you want to be shitting out your own guts in a week, make sure your men keep to the latrines dug by the Ramlan men. And keep avenues open for travel. Dispatches will be coming at all hours and they have to make it through quickly. I'll horsewhip the man who doesn't do this.""Harsh," the Count of Foix said."Fair," replied Rodrigo, who sat by his patron sharpening his sword. Like du Puy Rodrigo had not taken off his armour.
>>46466567I'm glad we bought that book.
The Spaniard was ready to fight at all hours.Some grumbling went through the nobles and knights but in the end they were forced to agree.Pleased with yourself, you returned to the Ramlan tents. You could see your men-at-arms stripped down to bare chests working in a field with shovels, digging up the earth to make those latrines considered so important by the text books you had read.Solomon sat by the fire sharpening his shotel. Etienne sat by him while his squire scoured his armour clean. Both had fought against the Bedu army. Solomon looked like a happy cat as the whet stone whisked across the edge of his blade. Etienne was thumbing the stitching on the back of his arm, a slight cut that Ibrahim had stitched up."An inch deeper I might have lost the hand," Etienne muttered."An inch higher and you'd have no need of stitches," Solomon said, "Do not get distracted by 'what if', it leads no where."The Gascon knight nodded, but still closed his hand over that purple line of dimpled flesh.Orlando and Sir Hector were drinking. The two had become close in their ordeal, and the young Jew laughed at some quip the older knight made. You checked and saw they were only drinking water, their merry nature that of companions rather than alcohol.It was heartening to see the bonds of your household grow closer.Your camp was soon approached by a knight of Melisende's household."The Queen would speak with you," he said.Waiting no time you followed the man to Melisende's camp.A table had been set with maps of the surrounding area. Melisende stood peering over the surface of the ink scrawled parchments, lips puckered in thought. She too still wore her maille, but had her helm removed to allow her blonde locks to cascade down around her shoulders, almost like a mane.She noted your approach without looking up, finger tapping the paper.
"I'm concerned by this," she said. You walked up to check what concerned her. A town marked on the coast, beneath Ascalon. Gaza. "It's not much, but it has a garrison. And if we can gain the sea Egypt will have to move troops through here to answer us. But is it worth sending men to capture so early in the day? I do not know."You considered your queen. Her eyes were hawkish, and a shadow fell across her face.Securing Gaza had strong merits. It would frustrate any reinforcements the Caliph might send. But it would also require men to hold, splitting your force.> argue for securing Gaza> argue for not securing Gaza> write in
>>46466613> argue for securing Gaza
>>46466613> argue for securing GazaGotta protect our rear
>>46466613>> argue for securing GazaIt's smart and would prevent us from being taken in the rear
>>46466591What do we know of the Current strength of Gaza
General off topic question. Who here also plays MedievalQuest?I've been giving it a look and am enjoying it.
>>46466613> argue for securing Gazaagainst any true Army it will be naught but a speedbump but it will be better to not have them sending raiders to harass us
>>46466678Havnt really looked much into it.>>46466664Lightly Garrisoned.
>>46466591 How long is the march to Gaza? This is the place that we talked about its fortifications having been devastated by earthquake in the current time?
>>46466705>How long is the march to Gaza?About a week, give or take.>This is the place that we talked about its fortifications having been devastated by earthquake in the current time?Yes.
>>46466678It's very interesting and shit is about to go down in it.
>>46466664>>46466705These two have a point we do not know the strength of Gaza nor do we know how long it will take us to get there so we should send scouts to assess both
>>46466798We do know the strength of it. It is lightly garrisoned with a weakened walls. It can however be used as a base of operation to raid our rear or to gather up forces for a pincer attack on us while we are besieging Ascalon.
We could take it now, and use it as a staging ground for our Italian contingnet
>>46466613>> argue for securing Gaza
>>46466678what is it? where can i find it?
>>46466887Just check the catalog and you'll find the latest thread.
>>46466613>> argue for securing GazaI suggest we send a subcommander noble so as not to ruffle too many 'i want mah honor from seige' feathers.I suggest we send Sir Barisan with orders to take and hold the place.I wonder if we should mention our misgivings to the queen?
>argue for securing GazaNot sure if this is being done automatically, but I want us to scout absolutely everything, I'm fully expecting reinforcement sto bite us in the ass
>>46466926Gaza is the reinforcements
>>46466921Templars? Templars yes we send a chunk of our veteran forces but we do not have to assault the walls until they return
>>46466982Its not the reinforcements but land reinforcements from Egypt will be routed through Gaza.
>>46466996Barisan is the scheming Constable that wants to kill Hugh.
You lean forward and place your hand on Gaza."We need it secured to protect our flank," you said, "What good is leaving it unsecured if an Egyptian army marches up to smash us apart against Ascalon's walls? I do not think it wise to leave it there, the risk is too high."Melisende nodded. She saw the sense in your argument."It won't be easy to hold it," she said, "Even I can see that. But it will provide us valuable days to capture Ascalon first."She drew back and sat in her chair. Fingers drummed on the arm of it as her lips pursed again."But how many men can we afford to send?" she said, "I do not want to split our forces here over much. It's said that to take a castles its best to outnumber the enemy as much as ten to one, nd I do not think we have even that much.""Whoever you send will have to remain there until Ascalon is taken," you said. She nodded, drawing forth an inch of her sword before letting it drop back into the scabbard. She did this several times."Tell me how many you'd send," she said, watching you carefully.> less than a thousand> a thousand or more> send half the army
>yfw Wilhelm radically changes the timeline by eliminating all jews and thus freeing the future generations of their kikeryOne can only hope
>>46467061> a thousand or moreWe could probably do it with 1k men
>>46467061>> a thousand or moreEnough for the job and to secure it for however long we need while not draining us here.
>>46467061> a thousand or morewe better be on the watch for Ships and/or the Garrison being ready to sally
>>46467061> a thousand or more
>>46467061>> a thousand or more, then half would return
Do we know how big the garrison is
Tripoli Army and Sidon Army?
>>46467233Tripoli is the leading the baggage train and sidon is leading half the navy. So both need to stay.
>>46467288Im wondering we should send the garrison some ships as well so they can evacuate.
>>46467370Gaza is landlocked.
"A thousand, maybe a few more should be enough to capture and secure Gaza," you said.Melisende gives a deep breath. "And who should make up this army, who do you trust to lead it and secure our interests? I fear the wrong man might take this mission as an insult.""The wrong man might," you conceded, "Though the right one will see the glory in it. Being trusted to defend the flank of her highness, to act as her shield. And to secure Gaza's treasury. There's a lot to be said for taking on such a task."Melisende smiled. "Do you want it?" she asked, "Surely I'd trust you more than most to do the job properly."You suppressed a bad flutter in your gut. It was not your intention to leave the walls of Ascalon. Not until the city was taken and your right to it secured. Not for anything would see you leave this place."Or perhaps someone you think is trust worthy," Melisende concede, noting your displeasure at the prospect of being sent away.Now there was something. If you could send a force under a man you trusted, not only could it secure Gaza now, but in the aftermath of this campaign could bring it under your dominion. A body of troops lead by one of your sworn men might secure Gaza and its treasures for you.But then, there was a danger of splitting your own personal forces and it might paint you as over ambitious. Still...> nominate a commander of the Gaza force
>>46467411I thought it was a coastal city
>>46467417Us is Foix Can take Gaza and all It's riches.
>>46467417I'd say we do it ourselves.
>>46467417Ramla and foix should have enough men
>>46467461If Wilhelm personally goes he'd miss out entirely on capturing Ascalon.You can nominate one of Wilhelm's men to go in his place.
>>46467417We could take Gaza with the Count of Foix, leave our siege weaponry here in the care of the Queen.
>>46467502Solomon or etienne then
>>46467417>Archamboudwe need to sate the templars for giving the Hospitallers the vanguard
>>46467417I wonder.If we suggest a Templar or Hospitaller leader, would it be turned into a monastery fort afterwards.Was thinking of sending Blaise with a small contingent of Templars as the hardened core of the army.If we have it routed through the Templar Grand Master, we can have it been seen as an order from the Queen to the Templars. Being trusted to command our the forces to secure our flanks, I think the Templars would see it as an honour as they can still commit the bulk of their forces to the walls to secure more glory.
>>46467502I was under the impression that sieges could last months.
>>46467521>SolomonWHY? the man is going to be our champion to utterly wreck whatever Ascalon can challenge him with
>>46467525And you will do that by insulting them by sending them away from the main action?
Gahhh i dont know who to trustWhy dont we have more personal allies
>>46467549>I was under the impression that sieges could last months.Yes, and you would be holding Gaza for the duration of the siege to make sure your forces aren't attacked by Egypt.
>>46467544>If we suggest a Templar or Hospitaller leader, would it be turned into a monastery fort afterwards.This would be fun.A monastery fort/town this far down would be nice to have to blunt kebabs.
Whatever we choose we should not be going ourself, Wilhelm is the one who will take Ascalon he needs to be present for it...Fulk maybe?
>>46467605Fulks not here.
>>46467570Perhaps through one of the subcommanders? like >>46467544
>>46467575Because tg is crazy paranoid who wouldn't even trust their own mother.I think it is best if we do it ourselves. Prove ourselves by taking Gaza and later darum and protecting the Main army
>>46467417A Hospitaller could be cool, would certainly help our the Teutonic Order plan.
>>46467639The holy orders will be needed to take ascalon and would see it asa insult
>>46467417>Get some of the Hospitallers to do it
>>46467651no. ascalon will be ours to take.
>>46467676Did you read it. A core of men at the heart of the 1000, so maybe 50-100 templars and a subcommander.The rest will remain at the walls.
>>46467651Could we send the Roman prince + count Foix to capture Gaza?
I so wish Hugo was an option
HF, of the candidates raised, can you tell us what we know IC of them, whether they'll accept the commission happily or unhappily?
>>46467417We'd need somebody to be a . in the Queen's camp for 0 shit later and b. a non-shit commander. Hugh, perhaps?
I'll just say this. That of everyone gathered the Holy Orders and the less powerful knights and minor lords are the least likely to be offended by being sent off an a side objective.
>>46467417So can we send only people listed in the current Army pastebin or do we have access to the Greek, and Italian forces?
>>46467722Speaking for what you know of the man, in-character, you know Hugh would do just about anything Melisende asked of him.>>46467747Just the people in the current army.
>>46467747Havnt really arrived in full just yet. Fine we sent a group of lesser lords and knights lead by du poy with a core of hospitallers
>>46467764Sorry, meant to link: >>46467741You can send some of your own people with this army, even if they aren't overall commander. Either a portion of your troops or a character in your household.Up to you.
>>46467764Then lets ask! Can we send for him? Btw where is he if not at the camp
>>46467417>Send the Hospitallers to take it
>>46467797He's in the camp.
>>46467744So basically Holy Ordos and/or minor lords.Foix is out.Of that shortlisted candidates would be:etienneblaiseHughBarisanBoth grand mastersI believe sending Hospitallers might be seen as favourism.We should send a Templar to command this force to balance out the merits attained by the Ordos for now.
>>46467797>>46467829Lets ask him to send Barisan.Barisan can fuck off away from Hugh for the remainder of the siege and will not be in a position to assassinate Hugh.
>>46467834The Templars can earn their glory on the walls of Ascalon. Send the Hospitallers and Sir Barisan. I want him as far away from Hugh as possible
I also support either Fulk or Barisan
>>46467834Fuck the Templars. We are not concerning ourselves with them.
>>46467865Shouldnt send a grand master away from the walls though.A subcommander leader would be more appropriate since if the grand master went, so would all of his troops.
>>46467866sorry not fulkHughI keep mixing those names up
>>46467883Why?>>46467866Fulks not here mate.
>>46467901Cuz fuck the Templars.
>>46467883nigga they are an Influential force within Jerusalem we NEED to concern ourselves with them>>46467417Hugh or the Templars
>>46467901yeah i meant Hugh, he's the obvious choice
>>46467925They will be less influential if we DON'T concern ourselves with them.
>>46467912And then I say fuckit to your suggestion.Joyce is quite pleasant with us and the Templars are a damn influential force in the region.I'd not alienate such a powerhouse.
>>46467417Hugh and Hospitallers.
>>46467829Blaise and Barisan
>>46467941Fuck that powerhousing and influence, we're gonna fuck it into oblivion.
>>46467764Sir Blaise commanding troops drawn from all the armies with a Templar core at its hardened heart.HF, might I suggest final destination voting to confirm?
>>46467989Blaise would fuck it up. Send Barisan and some Hospitallers.
>>46468017Why would he fuck it up? For all his position against us, hes quite a competent warrior.
>>46468029Templar powerbase in Gaza, something we wish to avoid, provided our history with Templar assistance, and our ambition of having more Germans in the Hospitallers.
Okay will do it off this post on the issues of the Templars.Final destination.> send templars> don't send templars
>>46468096But why avoid it. Since thats mostly settled history. Its not like the Grand Master himself is against us or something.
>>46468120>> don't send templars
>>46467935your logic is broken idiot
>>46468120>> send templars
>>46468120Will they get dibs on Ascalon if we don't send them?
>>46468120> send templars
>>46468155That'll be the politicking after. And if we show enough of a good showing, its ours. Especially since the Queen mentioned rewarding us especially well.
>>46468120> don't send templars
>>46468120 >> send templars
>>46468120Clarification: This means sending SOME templars and not ALL the templars, right?
Just realized, we can lessen the Templar influence if we spread rumors that they're demon worshippers.
>>46468263why the fuck would we want to do thatTemplars are important as fuck
>>46468263Right, please fuck off.
>>46468286And we can make them less so, because we hate them.
"Whoever we send I think the Templars should lead it," you said, "A core body of troops sent by an experienced commander. There's few that can match the Templars for fighting ability and strength of will."Melisende approved of the suggestion with a slight nod."Of course we shouldn't just send the Templars," you added, "Other troops with their own leaders should reinforce them.""And who would you suggest lead these other men?" she asked, "I think it prudent for Master Archamboud to appoint the commander of the Templar contingent. They are his men."> nominate a leader for the secular troops, and any additional officers you'd like to send
>>46468313Barisan. Keep him away from Hugh.
>>46468313Barisan. Let's let the sub commanders get some glory from this.
>>46468308>we hate themno anon you hate them we hate Blaise, us ignoring them is only going to piss them off>>46468313> nominate a leader for the secular troops, and any additional officers you'd like to sendHugh
>>46468286We're not betting on the Templars for our future, we're betting on the Hospitallers for the Teutonics.>>46468313What the hell? We voted to send some Templars with the main group lead by Hugh or a Hospitaller, not a group lead by Templars.
>>46468313Suggest one of Hugh's men, BarisanAlso, perhaps send Etienne with a body of our troops to represent our interest in the area.
>>46468313We are not letting a Templar lead this operation, we're allowing some of them to go with the leader of this operation.
>>46468344Hospitallers would be very unlikely to want to be commanded by Templars, its one or the other.
>>46468381We did not vote to have the Templars lead this, just to tag along.
>>46468343>no anon you hate them we hate Blaise, us ignoring them is only going to piss them offWe favor the Hospitallers much more.
>>46468405Some of us did.I know I voted for Blaise as the commander.
>>46468405By sending the Templars you haev them lead. Seriously, one way the templar would play second fiddle to whatever petty lord or knight who will comewith it. Secondly, we are advicing the queen. Not commanding.
>>46468431We have almost no interactions with the hosipiallers. We do not favour them
>>46468431overly showing favour to one is foolish when surrounded by kebabs.We need good relationships with most of everyone to survive.
>>46468455We got our Archbishop into talking with their Grand Master to send some troops over, note that we did not get him into talking with the Templar Grand Master.
>no one thought of EliasHave you all fuckers not been playing Mathilde just for this? Now the Templars won't be there to storm the walls
>>46468514Probably busy fucking Mathilde in his tent right now
>>46468495And yet the Templars came of their own violation. Does that say better of them?>>46468514It's just a core of templars, not all of them. So maybe a 100 or 200.Also I'd rather have take the walls with Elias. Build better relationships with him.We totally need to break bread with him.
>>46468514>Elias>TemplarsAnon you what? Elias is in the Jerusalem army
>>46468545I am fine with Mathilde wanting to shag Elias, have an affair with him maybe even run off with him.I am not fine with Wilhelm or Hugo being fine with it. Do not make the other characters bend over backward
>>46468571Not bend over but willing to take a second look at him and evaluate him for usefulness.
>>46468571Depends i'd say. Even Hugo has second thoughts on him now after that performance to save him. Not yet trusting but also not completely hating him.That'll have to count for something with Wil, him saving Hugo. At the very least, he'd consider normalising relations.
>>46468606as long as Wil still wants him to publically admit he didn't shag Iovetta I'm happy with this
>>46468636But everybody knows he didn't, and we're trying to keep it on the down-low that we want to.
>>46468636Did he even spread that around or just tried to talk shit to us that one time?
>>46468566I come and read everyone complaining there's no one to both trust and also dispose of
>>46468661Not if want our hand in everything no.Not enough trustworthy folks for that to attain everything under the sky.
>>46468606You're forgetting that Elias and Fulk still completely hate Wil. Trusting them too much is retarded.
>>46468681Elias... seems amendable. He did approach us to chat.Fulk, I think that can be settled since he likes matty and hugo. If not well we can probably agree to disagree and at least be polite.
>>46468654>>46468659There are still rumours and gossip about it I'm certain Wil wants to protect his christian waifus purity
>>46468717If Elias wants to talk he can seek us out again during downtime of the siege
"Barisan is a competent man," you said."Hugh's constable?" Melisende sat up at the suggestion, brow furrowing. "I'm not sure, he is not really a known commander."You nodded. "That's true, but I think he's adequate to the job. Any man higher stationed might think you were sending them away, but a knight like Barisan will see it as a challenge to prove his worth."She relaxed a little, dropping back into her chair. "I suppose you are right. Everyone has ambitions, and playing to those ambitions to advance our own goals is worth doing. Still, what little I know of this man I do not like. I know he doesn't care for me, and favoured my husband as a ruler.""No ruler is universally beloved," you replied, "If anything this might win him to your influence."She smiled as your sister came from the tent with a pitcher of water upon a platter. She offered a cup to her lady then to you, and poured for both. You raised the cup to Mathilde before drinking."Mathilde, go fetch Master Archaboud and Count Hugh," she said, "I have a will to speak with them.""As you say my lady," your sister gave an expert curtsy before hurrying off. Melisende watched her leave with a pleased smile."Your sister is fast proving invaluable to me," she said, "It is such a relief to have competent help."She honoured your family with her words, and you bowed slight in thanks for the compliment."Now, l give you freedom my lord," she said, dismissing you, "I do not need you at my shoulder for every decision."You finished your drink and left it on the map strewn desk before departing, content that you had done your best in advising the queen.
From there you made your way through the camp, slowly organizing along the lines you had marked, some avenues still strewn with equipment but being hastily pulled aside. The camp had that buzz of chaotic activity that proceeded it falling into orderly lines.You came upon a commotion. A small crowd of gagglers, soldiers and camp followers attracted to a strange happening. A pair of knights, foreigners you took from their colours, blocking Sabeen's path."It's not right," one said, brushing his moustache, "This thing in our camp. Riding and fighting like a man.""A heathen," the other said, "And look at the colour of her. Marked by god no doubt, to show her sin.""A whore, a bed whore for some Levantine. Mayhap he enjoys dressing a woman in armour.""That must be the answer," he took the hilt of his sword in hand, "Surely no one thinks we would ride with a woman or a Saracen, least of all a Saracen woman. She must be a camp whore playing games."You saw that Sabeen's expression was cool. No clear sign of anger on her face.> intervene> watch
>>46468753>She relaxed a little, dropping back into her chair. "I suppose you are right. Everyone has ambitions, and playing to those ambitions to advance our own goals is worth doing. Still, what little I know of this man I do not like. I know he doesn't care for me, and favoured my husband as a ruler.">"No ruler is universally beloved," you replied, "If anything this might win him to your influence."Mixed feelings.We might have saved Hugh for the time being but did we fuck up?
>>46468776> intervene"She is with me. If any member of my retinue causes any problems you can take it up with me"
>>46468776>> watchONLY intervene if steel is to be drawn.Otherwise, let Sabeen settle this herself. It is not good for her to be seen as coddled. She must be seen as able to stand by herself by the rest of the men in the camp otherwise it will just continue, such harrassment.If it dies down and the silly knights walk off, talk with sabeen.
>>46468776> watchShe can handle it.
>>46468776>> watchlast thing we need is rumours of us bedding Saracens if cold steel is drawn we should intervene
>>46468776Eh, hold a short conversation with Sabeen in half-german or something
>>46468839she ain't german dumb ass she won't understand shit if we do that
>>46468832>>46468819If they disrespect our people they disrespect us, To hell with these foreign knights.
>>46468776>> interveneBUT intervene by suggesting a test of arms.Training weapons.
>>46468886A show of merit, also avoids rumors of Sabeen being /our/ bedwhore or whatever if we pull rank and status on them
>>46468912>>46468886Seems pointless. Just stand up for Sabeen, that is all that is required.
>>46468856yes let us be seen as an unfaithful Saracen lover with no love for true christian men
>>46468942First of all, bullshit. Secondly. They are not our men
>>46468929The problems will persist and our rep will take a hit by the rumour mongering.Either we let Sabeen handle this herself or we intervene, talk to the knight politely and arrange a test of arms with training weapons.
>>46468972>and arrange a test of arms with training weapons.Is going to do jack shit.
>>46468991explain your reasoning then
>>46468999Something here and now, a quick spar. Jeez, you've never seen the cliché where the cool tomboy acts unfazed when being called names but then opens up a can of whoopass when pushed?
>>46468960my point is we need all the rep second of all Opinion is everything if we want Ascalon, Melisande isn't going to give it to someone who's seen as a heathen lover and if you've forgotten she has threatened to castrate us if we are unfaithful to Iovetta
>>46469020I AM expecting them to have their asses whipped. Why do you think i suggested the spar. I just dont want to risk more lives when we're not even at the walls.
>>46469030We already got that rep. It wont change one bit if we help or not. All we will be doing is not standing up for our people
Actually on the situation with barisan.If we remove him from Hugh's sphere of influence, won't we basically be solving the problem as well?He'd stop trying to kill his liege lord and Hugh's sis will be without an co-conspirator.
>>46469130No we don't but if we continue the way you want we bloody have it
>>46469154>Piety: You are worldly, but you try to act a Christian when you can. Your association with Muslims and Jews makes some question your faith.We have countered that though by. Helping The queen, patriach and the bishop. Though,.
>>46469131It would solve the Barosan side of things yes however the Aines side of things would be unresolved
>>46469131>yfw Barisan crosses the Queen and lets the saracen into Egypt in exchange for Hugh's head
>>46469169We really haven't we acted ambitiously and not in a pious light and our rep has reflected that
>>46469197Is that why we a currently building a church in our city, invited the bishop of trier, always visited the temple every time we entered Jerusalem first, orginized a invasion of eqypt to end its constant attacks ?
>>46469175Aines can't do much on her own. She might seduce another man to try and do her bidding but Hugh can settle that by marrying her off.At the very least it buys him more time from the assassination and he can announce his heir to the world and confound her plans further.This would allow us to resolve the situation without have to put anyone to death.
>>46469197>>46469231It used to read: You are worldly but at your heart, a true christian. We did fall abit and it would be best to try and rectify that, at least in the court of public opinion.
Rolled 2 (1d2)We currently have a tie and it looks like it isn't going to resolve itself.Coin flip1 intervene2 watch
>>46469272I hope it comes with the disclaimer to only intervene if steel is drawn.
>>46469272this is such a shitty thing to do
>>46469299Would you stop trying to micro-manage every single little thing ?
>>46469309micromanage how.Its a reasonable step to take.
>>46469231>Is that why we a currently building a church in our cityPayed for by the archBishop of Trier and not of our own initiativeAlso Ramla's a town>invited the bishop of trier, That got us points for ambition most see it as us getting Senpai to notice us and not as a pious act>always visited the temple every time we entered Jerusalem first,A small act but a pious on I'll admit orginized a invasion of eqypt to end its constant attacks?A pragmatic and ambitious planning with no hint of piety
>>46469338>A pragmatic and ambitious planning with no hint of piety>That got us points for ambition most see it as us getting Senpai to notice us and not as a pious actNo one loves The Virgin Mary more than Wilhelm does.We are pious as fuck. If anyone says otherwise we will fuck their wives and sisters
Sabeen is a soldier. If she can't handle these mooks, why even let her lead a band of mercenaries?
>>46469379And so it is known: Wilhelm's rise to power was not through fire and steel, but by tongue and cock
>>46469395>fire and steelhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FPJ-1ZkL_0
>>46469379>>46469395Again a less than Honourable and pious reputation and cuckolding is a less than christain act
>>46469483>Again a less than Honourable and pious reputation and cuckolding is a less than christain actOnly if you get caught. The thing isnt being a good christian but merely appearing to be.
>>46469507Wilhelms still a teenager, we have years and years to become more piousI'm still hoping for Templar Hugo one day
>>46469549>I'm still hoping for Templar Hugo one dayNot likely since he is marrying Elaine.
>>46469559Lay Templar Sword saint.
>>46469549I'm pretty sure we're in our early-mid 20sMan, I just realized, the teen girls of Ramla must have some kind of infatuation with Wilhelm, don't they? Charming, Young, Bold, "in" with the royal party... "rumored" bethrothed to a Princess....instead of posters of the Jonas brothers or 1D it's Lord Wilhelm
>>46469616Wilhelm is 18 years old. Soon 19
>>46469616I think we might be 19 at the most.
>>46469616On the pastebin it says Wilhelm's 19 http://pastebin.com/rZQ8vVBd
>>46469507Ding ding ding we have a winner>>46469549Still as things are and Wils need for higher standing in order to marry Iovetta we need to not only not lose face but gain a more christain appearance
>>46469549>>46469559Actually he can be.Married men can be Templars for set periods of time if the wife agrees. They return to their wives when their term ends.And if the wife is Elaine...I think she and Joyce will happily agree to it.
>>46469632>>46469636>>46469616Character: Wilhelm of RamlaAge: 19Y'all are lazy
>>46469676Or better guessers than the guy who thought we were in our mid-20s.
>>46469632>>46469636Wilhelm is 19 going on 20Hugo has just turned 14Mathilde is 13
You cross your arms and hang back a step, waiting to see how Sabeen reacts.Rather than with outrage, instead her face splits into a toothsome grin, arms spreading as well. When she spoke it was with perfect Latin."Gentlemen," she said, "You must be new to this land so I shall forgive your ignorance. You are with the Count of Foix? A brave man to travel so far on behalf of Christ."The two foreign knights exchange uncertain looks."It's said you Franks are some of the greatest warriors in the world, and having been under arms since I was a tender girl, having fought against your people as often as I have with them, I can say that your reputation is well earned."An unexpected compliment had them letting go of their swords in bewilderment. Surely the last thing they had expected was a companionable friendliness after their taunts."But," and her hand clapped the closest one's shoulder, causing him to startle back a step, "I am a warrior too. A Syrian, trained in the warrior arts of the court of Zengi. Sword, lance and bow, in the fashion of the Turks. Tell me, have you fought a Turk yet?"Both men shook their heads."I suggest you wait as long as you can, because the Frank might rule the West, but the Turk commands the east, and a more formidable opponent you will never meet.""You don't look so formidable," the Frank whose shoulder she clasped sneered.Her grin turned a tad wicked. "Well you've heard us Saracens are a deceptive lot," she said, "But saying this right now just to put it out there as a general, you could even say friendly, bit of advice. I had more trouble passing my morning shit then I will putting down the two of you." She winked at you.And then her forehead smashed in the bridge of the Frank's nose, dropping him straight to his knees, blood flowing a red torrent into his mustache, a dazzed expression as he clutched at his face. An 'oooh!' went up from the crowd and you laughed openly.
>>46469669I don't see why Hugo would join the Templars. He cares more about his relationship with Wil than his religion
"Bitch," the other started forward. Sabeen stepped back spreading out her hands.Before he could take another step a streak of blond hair tore past you. Hugo slammed into the man, a straight shoulder barge that knocked him to the dirt. Other Ralmlan troops were coming behind him, though not so ferociously. Hugo was on the other man hammering down, that when Tancred pulled him off he was thrashing like a mad cat."Easy hotspur," Tancred said, dangling him. Tancred turned to you, holding Hugo up for your inspection. "I think this mad cat belongs to you." Hugo blushed as Tancred set him on the ground.The Foix men could do nothing before the leering faces of Ramlan men-at-arms. Who were soon joined by Jaffa troops, including the long, young shadow of Tancred, his son Odo."Off you get," the Jaffan men-at-arms said, "Take your lumps like men and save your vigour for the battle."The knight climbed to his feet, spat the word 'peasant' at Odo (which made the stork of a man chuckle), then took his friend in hand and hurried away, shoving through the crowd."You alright Sabeen?" you asked.She rubbed her forehead. "Might have a headache later," she said, "That man had a hard head." She gave you a grin. "Thanks for not stepping in."You shrugged. "If you can't handle a pair of fools like that, what am I paying you for?""True enough," she replied. Shook her head out then walked away. "See you boys back at camp. I'm going to take some air.""Be careful!" Hugo called after her with a nervous energy in his voice.You take up your men and return to camp, Odo accompanying his father, talking about the peasant things of Jaffa.Orlando found you later, to say the Queen had made a decision. A thousand troops would be heading south, led by Sir Blaise of the Templars and Barisan of Jaffa.You nodded. All was good. -> switch to Hugo> switch to Mathilde
>>46469713If wil gives leave, I dont see why not.
>>46469713>Wil >not a certain SaracenOh yeah Hf did Maggie and Bayard come with Marie?
>>46469713Sure, but he can't be under our shadow forever. He's already known as a brave yound lad, promising and honest, if a little naive.
>>46469743>> switch to HugoHU. GO. HU. GO. HU. GO.
>>46469743>> switch to Hugo>>46469707I never understood why peoplesay "going on"No shit if he's 19he's going on 20, its the only option
>>46469759Bayard did. Maggie is staying in Ramla to help Etain with her kids.
>>46469743> switch to Hugo
>>46469743>switch to Mathilde
>>46469743>> switch to HugoWhy do I have a bad feeling about Sabeen and those Knights?
Hugo should probably have a talk with sabeen
>>46469743> switch to MathildeHAHA TIME TO INFLUENCE
>>46469780Damn I wanted Hugo to have a qt redhead campfollowerOh well the Saracen hype train is full steam ahead
>>46469831No, I think a lecture from Wilhelm is in order on keeping a cool head. If he hasn't learned from that incident with the peasant boy, than when will he if Wilhelm doesn't ensure it?
>>46469904Quiet youMathilde will discover he lust for blood soaked men and violent sex later
>>46469906Don't worry, he'll be getting plenty of blowjobs from Maggie when he returns triumphant.That said, how tall are Sabeen and Hugo respectively? /ss/ when?
>>46469921I was more referring to the fact that Hugo should talk to her about his feelings about her and that episode in the stable back in sidon
>>46470022Hugo has abused that Irish pussy like nothing elseAlso Sarcen musclegirls
>>46470068Nah, I'm pretty sure we've done everything except vanilla.
>>46470109Of course that's what Hugo thinks....
>>46470068>Maggie already the sidehoeHugo you lucky cuntI'd like to imagine Maggie teasing Hugo and them seducing him everytime, and he can't refuse because muh hormones. Femdom truly is the best fetish.
>>46470160She was that from the start.
>>46470160>FemdomBut Anon that's Mathilda thimg
>can't deal with a nomination vote>totally easy to fetish lewd, thoughit is ogre, HF, ogre
You are Hugo of Ramla.And you can't stop this fire burning in your stomach.You paced your tent. Cracked your knuckles. Kicked your toe against the ground. Took a hard sniff.You'd fought those Bedouin on the road. A whirling hard meelee that had run for what felt like half a day. Checked your lance against a mark and then lost it. Drew another from a dead man then lost that too. Drawn your sword, pressed in. Stayed on them. Cutting, thrusting, turning your sword this way and that. You had been caught alone for a moment surrounded by Saracens, heedless to the danger. Until the black coats of the Templars pushed in around you, drove the Saracens back.And then the black girl had galloped past with lance in hand, and you had chased after her. And it wasn't about the enemy anymore, it was about keeping up with her. Catching a blade meant for her horse. Turning back a thrust aimed at her back. Your whole body hammering with a single pulse.It had been a week since that battle and still your body hammered. You didn't even sleep much. Not really.You left your tent for the company of your fellows. Jacques sat at the camp fire, plucking a lute and singing badly for the amusement of a gang of men-at-arms. Chihirizahd beat the dust from Wilhelm's blankets with a long stick, at least pretending to be a servant. Tancred and Solomon were caught in an arm wrestling match, neither giving the other an inch, the wager a flagon of ale and bragging rights - the most important of rewards to these warriors. You thought Solomon would win in time, though Tancred had leverage. Hector asked if you'd like to practice the sword with him but you barely heard his words.
>>46470225Somebody once told me the world was gonna roll me but I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed
Your feet carried you out of the camp to the shade of a palm tree. It was late afternoon. The night was approaching. The camp fires coming to life. Siege towers and trebuchets were being fast assembled. War was coming soon. You looked to Ascalon, saw the very faint shape of men upon those battlements. Watching you as much as you watched them.As nervous? You couldn't say, but you knew you would be scared in their place. Sitting tightly behind tall stone walls with an army outside. Friendless as ships began to encircle their harbour.The Sidon ships had still not arrived, but the Saracen fleet had fled at the sight of Genoan and Sicilian banners. You wondered what they were doing. An envoy for both had come to visit the Queen. An event you were not invited to, but had dragged your brother away.You stood and watched.And then heard the crunch of dirt. Turned your head slight to see her walk up the slope. She crossed her arms beneath her chest. A chill wind was up, the seasons were shifting. It made her shiver but didn't trouble you.She said nothing at first. Just stood in her plain tunic, watching the walls of Ascalon with trouble in her eyes."My father is in there," she said, "I know it. He talked of it before leaving." Her eyes glistened, the only change in her expression. No tears fell."Wil won't let anything bad happen to him," you said."I know the women of the castle," she said, "Tawaret, Farida, Elia, Alia, Old Rawya. Others, more. They were my friends. Why am I out here and not in there, protecting them?"You felt a pang.> because I asked you> because you chose to> say nothing> write-in
>>46470272> because you chose to
>>46470272"am I not your' friend'?"
>>46470272> because that's boring
>>46470272>> because you chose to
>>46470272> because you chose toI swear Hugo if the moment presents itself you better damn well kiss the girl you little shit
>>46470364That's some Jiang Wei logic right there
>>46470272> because you chose to...to follow your own path
>>46470364such a pity she'll never be anything more than a mistress to him.This'll end in tears.
>>46470272>say nothingHonestly by all rights she should be, but she's here the question is why?
>>46470409>Implying Hugo will ever marry
>>46470450Yes. Yes he will.It will be an arranged marriage.
>>46470410Hugo. Pretty much the main reason, that and to prove herself
>>46470409Believe in TRUE LOVE, my friend. Also, I just realized.When we're playing Hugo, it's a shonen battle anime perspective-overcoming odds through willpower, awkward sexual tensions with the main girl, wacky plots (princessnapping), it's all there.
>>46470481Sabeen will always be the girl he loves but he won't marry
>>46470481True love has shit, in the face of the people of the times.
>>46470463But why? After Wil gets married he's got no worth in an arranged marriageDammit your that Elainefag aren't you? Hugo won't treat her right so why should he marry her beyond the fact he slept with her?
>>46470481>When we're playing Hugo, it's>overcoming odds through willpower, awkward sexual tensions with the main girl, wacky plots>When we're playing Hugohahaha
>>46470567He'll get married in an arranged marriage i mean.Also I think i'm one of several elainefags. In terms of influence and alliance securing, Elaines the best prospect we've got.
>>46470567Yes he will. It is pure politics and order to save face. I fail to see why will marrying gas anything to do with it
>>46470481>thinks of everything in anime termsbegone pleb
>>46470602There is literally nothing wrong with being a weeb
>>46470567>But whychoices were made>beyond the fact he slept with her?that's the only fact that matters, dolt
>>46470590>Influence>Alliances>a mildly important Templar with undisclosed holdings in Aquitaine I'd rather marry Mathilde off to Theodore>>46470594Hugo has zero political value and is already his own entity within the Jerusalem court>>46470626To Joyce besides the matter is essentially settled in that regard
>>46470626Also, Templar influence.Hmmm.... I wonder if we'll be able to exert any influence on the next selection of the succeeding grand master.Marry Elaine and Hugo, work to elevate Joyce up the ranks.
>>46470590>>46470594>>46470626He has zero political value and Joyce has shit of worth vesides Hugo has literally no moral reason as to why he should marry her
>>46470685would you care to suggest a better match then.
"You chose to be here," you said, "To make your own path in the world. To be a warrior in your own right."Sabeen considered you, and your guts squirmed."I chose," she said, she turned away, arm against the tree trunk. "What did I choose, what was I thinking?"Her hand turned into a fist and she punched the tree, shaking the branches. "I'm such a fool. A prideful, stupid girl just like father said." You heard a sound, a choke in her throat."Sabeen," you said, and saw her body startle."Don't say my name, please, don't say it," she said, bowing her head into the tree trunk. She was shivering and not just from the cold wind.> Sabeen> stay quiet
>>46470710Yeah someone he can be faithful towards like anyone at all
>>46470722>> Sabeentumblring down
>>46470722> stay quiet
>>46470722>> stay quiet
>>46470736thats not a suggestion. Provide a name.
>>46470722> It's a little late to be having doubts on which side you're on
>>46470736Land in Aquataine and marrying into a small noble family in France with connections to the Templar Order beats that by a long shot.
>>46470685French lands and nominal ties aren't empty>Hugo has literally no moral reasonYou're already wrong
>>46470736Why the fuck does that matter?
Elaine is so french she probably sees no issue with adding the chambermaid to the festivities
>/tg/ once again showing how retarded they are when it comes to character relationshipsit fits desu, we're a teenage brat in love, it's okay to fuck up sometimes
>>46470861I'm sitting here with popcorn waiting for hugo to stab sabeen as they fight when sabeen attempts to defect.
>>46470761Sabeen then you milatant slag>>46470784From what perspective Wils or Hugo's?>>46470803It's matters because Hugo usually does the right thing and marrying someone he doesn't love and having an affair is pretty immoral
I wonder what would have happened to this event if we choose Matty.What would Hugo have done on his lonesome.
>>46470902Wil's Hugo doesnt have much of a choice. That is why it is called a arranged marriage. If he has to he can have a girl he likes on the side.
>>46470927fidget, squirm and drop his spaghettiso, just like what he's doing right now
>>46470927Lose his cool.
HF, for Master Archamboud, the only writings im finding is that he was a founding member of the Templars and according to texts, Hugues de Payens should still be the first grand master and Robert should be the second following.Did we change something?
>>46470973>Somewhere along the way, our little butterfly flap lead to the early demise of a Grand Master of the Templars.
"Sabeen," your hand finds her shoulder. Her head turns and she's glaring at you through tears. It hurt worse than having your arm broken, or near enough.Her fist came around. It was sloppy, easy to read, and you caught her by the wrist. She gave a frustrated sound, eyes up to the tree branches as you took her other wrist."Sabeen," you said again, like you were speaking to a startled horse."You," she said, a bubble in her throat, "Why is it you?""It's alright," you said, a hush in your voice, trying to calm her nerves as your own were flying to pieces."I didn't choose to leave," her voice was raw, "I chose you."Like a thunderbolt you felt through your whole body you were rooted to the spot, dumbly holding her by the wrists as she sagged against the tree, tears trailing down her face as her chest heaved."Say something," she said, "Just say something."> ...> I love you> write-in
>>46471094> I love you
>>46471094> Kiss de girl
>>46471094>> I love youWEEEEEE
>>46470973It's called, 'I made a mistake and never bothered fixing it'.
>>46471094> ...Doing the opposite of what women say is clearly the best route to take in this quest.
>>46471094>> write-inKISS HER
>>46471094 > I love youJust......DO IT!
>>46471094Kiss her you little shit!
>>46471128Aw.I was actually looking forward to some convoluted shit we caused.
Ok. Hugo's extremely extra forbidden heretical love status aside.As Wil, what do we do when we learn of this shitstorm.
>>46471217make sure it is kept as much a secret we can
>>46471094>I love youKiss de girlhttp://m.youtube.com/watch?v=axZ6mG__ZqU
>>46471231Yea but thats not a long term solution. Something needs to be fixed.
>>46471094Kiss the bitch
>>46471290Can't just cover it up forever. And with Hugo's link to Wil and his prowess, folks will come asking for him to marry sisters or daughters soon enough.It'll invite all sorts of questioning if he does not marry.
>>46471331Who is saying he wont marry ? Wish people would stop thinking love has anything to do with marriage in this time and place. He will marry Elaine and have Sabeen or Maggie on the side.
>>46471360Will any christian lady be accepting of a muslim concubine?
>>46471393Again. Keeping it secret. Secondly he doesnt need her approval.
Jon Lajoie plays - Crusader Quest WIPI don't give a fuckabout piety, fuck everyone and fuck everything, whatI don't give a fuckI literally can't remember these npcsI don't give a fuck about playing to the scenePeople think consequence, I say roll everythingFuck lords, fuck risk, fuck setting, fuck girls, fuck the votesI don't need them with dynamic IPand fuck context, I'm rolling charm anywayand fuck setting, it's all a shonen in my headand fuck nobles, with their useless personalitiesI got illusions, and no longer need the truthdon't give a fuck about allies, cause I'm gonna winand fuck all preparations, I got a cool writeinand fuck promises made, telling you all goodbyemy endgame plans don't care if you live or you dieAnd fuck prepping shit, all that matters is the vote at the enddon't give a fuck about what breaks I do choices my waylike partners, fuck them if I want more fetishes
>>46471360Marriage vows and honouring them is rather important specially for someone like Hugo who takes doing the right thing by people rather seriously
>>46471447Dude you overestimate that shit. Little prince Baldwin is going to grow up to fuck married women.
>>46471094this vote meaningless because anon will just wreck the train anyway
>>46471472That's probably more Fulks and Elias's influence than Hugo's If Hugo ends up marrying Elaine he's just going to end up hurting her until they end up like papa and mama koblenz
>>46471517Geee. It is almost as if this isnt a fairy tale
Sabeen has been becoming good griends with Father Desmond if I remember correctly. Maybe she can me encouraged to convert eventually.HF, out of curiousty, do you have any religious beliefs? Feel free not to answer but I don't think it's ever come up before.
>>46471562There is literally nothing appealing about marrying Elaine at this point in time and Hugo just marrying her for the wrong reasons is so OOC it hurts
>>46471617You continue to be wrong, anon. I think it's terminal by now
"I love you."Your legs near sagged for saying it, as it released something inside you.You saw Sabeen draw in a breath, eyes widening, lips parting. She was beautiful, with the tears and the anger."I love you, Sabeen," you said, the words coming out crackled. You saw her in her wrestling garb, and in that pretty dress, in maille. You looked at her in loose tunic, hugging herself against the cold."Shut up," her eyes darted away and her mouth pinched shut."I love you, God in heaven," you touched her face lightly, with the tips of your fingers, felt her. You saw her lips part again at the touch of your hand, and her head lean toward you."If you keep saying that..." she said."I'll love you whether or not you love me too. I-I can't help it. God has made it this way," your throat was dry, it hurt to look at her but you couldn't look away."You terrify me so much, more than anyone I know," she said, voice low, "The power you have over me. God."She reached a hand to your face, cupped your cheek. Stroked the blonde locks of your shaggy sideburns."God has cursed us both," she said, smiling.You pushed up to your toes to bring your lips to hers. They meet, they answer, and she pulls you up as your tongue slips up into her mouth and hers replies. And you push her against the tree, hands finding her hips, her waist, her back. And you want it to never end but it does as you draw back, made a mute, eyes up on her like she was sent from heaven. The agony that pulsed through you, you savoured it.The sun was setting across her cheeks, her eyes heavy, her lips parted, her chest swelling.She took you by hand, her expression resolved.The two of you stumbled down the slope. Your body pulsed. She nearly tripped and you caught her by the waist. And you pulled her back to you and she came back, so that you were hugging her tight from behind and her body craned against yours. Was there anyone around? Anyone to see? You were blind to the world beyond her.
Your lips found her neck.She peeled away, striding on, you followed after, hand-in-hand.Her tent. She paused, ran a hand over her face. Looked to you, stepped back towards it, still holding your hand. Determined yet bewildered all at once. Leading you back.> follow her> don't
>>46471775> follow her
>>46471775> follow herI've waited over an year for this...>pic related, it's hugo
>>46471775>don'tBad feeling about this
>>46471832You have bad feelings about everything
>>46471775> don'tHugo doesn't have a good record with waking up in other people's rooms
>>46471860If Hugo gets castrated or killed for this its on you then seriously the crime for sleeping with a Muslim is castration or maiming isn't it?
>>46471889Then dont get caught.
>>46471903Well I worry if we're being discrete enoughSeriously the desire for smut has gotten things to go bad before
>dat vote jump just for waifuing
>>46471922>implying this is just a desire for smut
>>46471922This is Hugo finally getting together with the girl he has been crushing/loving for over a year. It is more than just smut
>>46471758>the blonde locks of your shaggy sideburns.Gross, shave those off ASAP.
>>46471953The waifuing? No that's been brewing as a character thing for a good whileSleeping her here and now consequences and law be damned? Yeah that's totally because anon is horny
>>46471976He only kept them because Maggie teased him and told him to shave
>tfw Wilhelm loses Ascalon by playing Hugo and Mathilde as 2thirsty2care
>>46471994Honestly I want Hugo to go full Syrian and keep shaving his hair and beardMakes a nice juxtaposition to Wil who's pretty much full frank in fashion
>>46472000You are retarded
>>46472000>Implying Mathilde doesn't care>Implying she isn't busy destroying any free will Elias has>>46472046Sex has ended more than ones ambition before
>>46472046I am at peace with you and my limited influence on your opinion
She drew you into her tent. Through the parting. Her hands drew you deep, circled your neck, ran up into the blond locks of your hair. Kissed again, soft lips pressed together in the dark.You looked around. The low canvas roof, a pallet, a stand set with sword and lance. A saddle with bags. And nothing else. Not until your hands found the hem of her tunic, pushed up 'til you bared skin, her hips, her firm belly, and traveled up as you drew her tunic off and added it to the floor. And your hands found her flesh, firm muscle under soft skin, as she stripped you of your surcoat and doublet. As you pulled down her hose and cupped bare cheeks.Your whole body pulsed.A line of garments until you fell upon her bedroll. Her head craned back as you kissed her neck, rolled down to her shoulders, your mouth finding the soft flesh of her breasts. Down to brown nipples that hardened beneath your teeth as your hands ran across her taut belly, her thighs. Discovering her. Hearing her hard breathing, the heat of her breath in your ear, soon the wetness of her mouth closing over it.She made a soft noise you never thought a woman like her could make. A sigh, that rose as your hand at last found the wetness between her legs.You drew your head back as your hand worked, looking her in the eye, waiting for her.She nodded her head quick, eyes wide on you, hands around your neck.Then you drew your hand out and brought yourself forth. Felt the jolt of her body against yours, her knees rise up, a little hard sound from her mouth.
She held you tight against her, arms across your back, legs around your hips. Urging you deep. Head rocked back with eyes closed tight. You saw tears budding there, slowly spilling out.You took her cheek in your hand, fingers running back into her tight woven hair, her eyes fluttering open as pleasure took her."Hugo," she said your name, her look like anguish, "I love you. I love-" and then you stole her voice away and her head rolled back and her fingers came to her mouth to keep from crying out and her body shook.You had her there until she turned over, and you pressed down against her back, and she buried her face into her pillow as her body arched against you.And your body pulsed, and that fire that had been burning for so long burned out of you as you emptied deep into the woman you loved, gasping. Falling upon her, pulling away from her sweat thick back. You lay there panting. And then you felt her turn over so her face fell against yours, and her hands drew you to her, arms encircling you.Sabeen, her face was so soft. And when you thought you might say something she just kissed you silent.And you closed your eyes as you listened to her soft breathing. And slept in peace for the first night in an age.-end threadHugo +1 cha
>>46472222>Hugo +1 chaAWww yeah.Thanks for thread HF!
>>46472222You're the man now, dog!
>>46471593>HF, out of curiousty, do you have any religious beliefs?I'm Catholic, for the most part. I'd rather not get into it.
>>46472275Thanks for running. Did suggesting barisan confuse the queen?
Hey HF, while on the topic of public rep and having relations with brown women- How is Wil seen in the high/noble/royal court for having Chiri? Taking a beautiful and surprisingly well learned heathen woman as a concubine must start a myriad of rumors as to how she came to serve Wil.
>>46472222Thanks for running Hf>next thread when?>has this already bitten us in the ass?>Mathilde when?
>>46472357>concubineLies and slander she is our secretary!
How salty is Maggie going to be?
>>46472398>next thread when?Maybe Thursday if I'm not working.>>46472357It isn't viewed favourably by those that are aware of it.
>>46472417She'll be upset, but she isn't really in love with Hugo either. He's just a good looking guy who she likes a lot.
>>46472417>implying we wouldn't be plowing that irish farm for potatoes occasionally
>>46472429So they both had the same kind of feelings for each other then. Well good thing Hugo got his heathen booty. Better keep it hush hush
>>46472421>It isn't viewed favourably by those that are aware of it.It just means we got experience in fucking the heathens!
After a year of blue balling Hugo finally did it. Nice work HF
>>46472429Whats the local view on muslim concubines or the sortWhole new can of worms. Hugo keeps fucking things up for wil, hahaha.
>>46472222>And you closed your eyes as you listened to her soft breathing. And slept in peace for the first night in an age.Less angry Hugo from now on
>>46465746Which is better, "Liked" or "Friendly"?
>>46472222Thanks for running bos.How did we do?
>>46472641Liked.>>46472637>yfw all this hugo has been hulking out>hugo was just angry at being blueballe by his lovely sacren.
I like to imagine that somewhere, Wilhelm and Tancred were watching and grinning like idiots.
>>46472636>Whats the local view on muslim concubines or the sortMiscegenation is illegal.>>46472641Liked.>>46472650You could have done worse, that's all I'll say. The worst choices with Sabeen's scene would have had her leave to join her father.
>>46472666shit, meant to say Franz, not Tancred
>>46472676 Everything keeps getting worse and worse. For both their sakes We need to see about getting her converted.
>>46472782If the worst comes about Wil can come and convert her by force
>>46472619>Blueballed>what is Elaine?>what is Maggie?>what are the Asian whores?
Hrmm, wait a minute- Wilhelm is a Lord now, doesn't that give him authority to knight squires and such?
Hugo you little shit. How do you keep fucking things up so badly.
>>46472867but he fucked her pretty good, if you ask meone day HF will have to step it up and have Sabeen take the lead forcefully, thus satisfying the /ss/ crowd
>>46472889>Hugo >Fucking upbut he hasn't? also HF how feasiable would it be to sell the cousin of the caliph to someone in Egypt who could further factionalise Egyptian politics?
>>46472889Yes its great he actually finally got the sabeen on his sword but on the overall scale he just created another incident that we need to solve as wil.
>>46472421who is aware that she is our concubine and not our secretary?is it even possible to have her as our secretary?
>>46472856Yep. If you want to knight a squire you can do so whenever you want. But there's historical precedent for monarchs revoking knighthoods and the right to grant knighthoods if they think someone is giving them out to people who are unworthy or for immoral reasons such as pay. Knights and lords handing out knighthoods too freely is one of the reasons monarchs took over the custom so that only they could grant them, in England it was after a bunch of knights went and knighted a peasant farmer as a joke - or so the story goes.
>>46472948The official position would be chambermaid or hand servant.>>46472929> also HF how feasiable would it be to sell the cousin of the caliph to someone in Egypt who could further factionalise Egyptian politics?You could try if you want. But he's a distant cousin and not well liked.
>>46472978>The official position would be chambermaid or hand servant.any Implications behind having her as such? besides the ones people who know her as our concubine would take from it?
>>46473016>any Implications behind having her as such?It's pretty common for a nobleman to fuck their chambermaids.
>>46473027so is their a way to have her as a lover without suffering more opinion hits, especially when Wil gets hitched?
>>46473027Is Mathilde allowed to be turned on by violence and bloodshed in this quest?
>>46473088dude, short of bleaching her skin she's already as unrelated to Wil as possible while still being with him
Can Chihirizahd be gifted to Mathilde?
>>46473131really because last I checked she rode in the saddle with us while on the march
>>46473053Roughly 800 years.
>>46473027Hf, how old is hugh's sister? Is matty much younger than her?
>>46473150what I'm saying is, she's already as close to Wilhelm as possible without incurring in more political drama
>>46473203Aines is the same age as Sabeen.>>46473144She's a slave, so yes, but she wouldn't be allowed in Jerusalem city.
>>46473212yes and I'm saying we should distance ourselves from her just a little bit >>46473248so 18 going on 19? also who said she wasn't ''christian''?
>>46473274>also who said she wasn't ''christian''?Her status as a slave.
>>46473248>Aines is the same age as Sabeen.Sweet.I was thinking of if matty really want to be with elias, we might be able to match her betrothed with ainies. That'll remove her from hugh's hair as well if she gets sent away. It'll destroy the plot.
>>46473328>I was thinking of if matty really want to be with eliaswell she finds him attractive I don't think its established that she has any attraction beyond that
>>46473419Her infatuation seems quite clear at least and hf has clearly said that elias truely admires and desires her. Honestly, me thinks its a matter of time.
>>46473470Mathilde would have to improve herself a great deal if she wishes to keep Elias' attention.
>>46473512 Why do you say that?
>>46473538Because her CHA is middling.
>>46473548 With how much time she spends in the Queens court I think that won't be a problem for long.
>>46473558How much has her CHA increased in the time she's been in Melisende's court?
>>46473580Shes had +1 Cha since she joined. She'll get into more situations where her cha will be required. CHA and INT are whats needed for the wheeling and dealing after all.
so how messed up is Mathildes sex life going to be?
>>46473753Chiri will mentor her in domming a lover.
>>46473753She'll make sure her room has a view out the window of the gallows.
>>46473897Gallows my butt.The witch burning platform.
>>46473897Why? You seem to be projecting a cruel personality onto her when she's really only like that to people who have put her and hers in great peril.
>>46473920It was a joke.
>>46473929Ah, so I'm a sham now because you leave crucial information like that out of your posts? You incompetent buffoon.
>>46473904>>46473920Yes of course it alwats starts off with protecting yourself and others but before you know it you're shoving stakes up peoples asses and bathing in the blood of virgins
>>46473942Isn't that what Wil and Hugo have been doing?
>>46473753did you see what happened to hugo?
>>46473942The heathen screamed as she slowly slid down the oiled stake in the town square and she moaned as Elias staked her from behind in turn.