character sheet: http://pastebin.com/2STedMGRprevious threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=crusader+questThread 5 didn't archive fully: http://archive.moe/tg/thread/34542810/#q34542810Twitter: https://twitter.com/KoblOfPart 17You are Wilhelm of Koblenz. And you have just made history, for good or ill.It was the day after your land mark speech that saw King Fulk deposed in a bloodless coup. He no longer wears a crown, though he still remains wed to the queen. Melisende is now undisputed ruler of Jerusalem, and you were her chief instrument in achieving this. You had received accolades from the assembled nobility, and invitations to visit or serve with all the lords save those most loyal to King Fulk. He remains in the palace, confined to his quarters and kept under careful watch. No longer was he allowed to wear the colours of Jerusalem, and all his Angevine loyalists had fled in the night to who knew where.The Queen's Men had spent the last night celebrating, it felt as if all the city had been suddenly visited by a feast day. The streets overrun by a throng of young people cheering a cry for their restored queen. It was a day that would be remembered. And you had been caught up in that celebration as hard as anyone else, downing offered wine and ale while being cheered on by the noble elite of the Holy Land. Indeed, you could scarce recall a thing that had happened the night before....> roll 1d100, average of three
> wrong character sheetWilhelm: http://pastebin.com/rZQ8vVBd
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>35644352DEUS VAULT!
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>35644352
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>35644352
>>35644421oh sweet jesus
>>35644405>>35644412>>35644421Lovettas Chastity: Intact
>>35644421Thank you based Anonymous
You awoke alone, scrubbing filth from your eyes, your sheets all tossed about. You blinked and flexed your toes, feeling like the wrong side of a horse shoe. You pop your shoulder and groan. Your knuckles are all busted on your left hand and you wince to close it. When you climb out of bed you do so naked, and immediately stumble about looking for a basin of water.You splash your face, bring some life back into you."Sweet St Anne," you groan.How had you even made it back to your chamber last night? You tried to piece it together. All you remembered was a visit to a tavern house, a flashing grin and, possibly Solomon? There had been a fight, just a fist-fight. You could not recall with whom.Ah well.You dressed carefully. Where was Hugo to tend you?You belted on your sword and managed to get yourself out of the room."M'lord," a woman blushed and dipped a curtsey as she walked by. Lord?"Just a courtesy," a voice said. You turned and tried to fix your posture. The Queen came down the other way, her sister Hodierna beside her, the old soldier Theodore as well. "You haven't lucked into a lordship yet, scoundrel. Why you seem to do your best to avoid them." She spoke with a smile and a tender hand upon your shoulder.> bow before the queen> kiss her hand> make a jest
>>35644405>>35644412>>35644421So 56, average. Let's hope we didn't go overboard but damn must Wilhelm have partied hard. From the bottom of the dungeon to the hero of the Queen's faction in a single speech. Hope his stomach could take the sudden influx of wine and food.
>>35644497Can we do all of the above?
>>35644497>> bow before the queen>> kiss her hand''I make my own fortune your grace''
>>35644497> make a jestmaximum scoundrel
>>35644524"your grace" is for duchesses and dukes you ding-dong. "your majesty" is the correct term to use.
>>35644497>> bow before the queen> make a jest
>>35644545''Majesty'' doesn't have the right ring to it.
>>35644497> bow before the queen> make a jestDon't kiss her hand just yet. I think she may be implying we did something stupid during our drunken outing so let's see what the situation is before getting all flirty with her, we could be in a bit of trouble for all we know.
>>35644556I hope we punched Blaise on his one good eye
>>35644497>Solomon? There had been a fight, just a fist-fight. You could not recall with whom.It's Adelheid isn't it? Finally settling our differences with a no holds barred fist fight
>>35644586I we got the shit beaten out of us
>>35644555Because you are an imbecile
>>35644593>>35644594The stronkest nun beating the shit out of the New Cicero. Would pay to see that. I am actually guessing it was Hugo. He wasn't here to tend to us in the morning and he liked the King.
Obviously we beat the shit out of Orlando> CAPTCHA: viewsoml posteriorwe kicked his ass
>>35644622If Solomon was there, Orlando wouldn't get the chance to fight with us in a fist fight. Solomon would just gut him instantly. Orlando is suffering
>>35644633>well deserved SufferingFTFY
You took a knee and groaned. It didn't much want to move."I'm afraid you find me in a poor state your highness," you said, "My skill at words don't quite match my capacity for drink. It seems all my talent is in my tongue." You crack a grin and Hodierna at least giggles, while Melisende just smiles."Not all your talents," she said, "I had a sight of that myself."You feel a slight blush of your own come upon you."I don't suppose you've seen my squire?" you asked.Melisende bid you rise and you did so graciously, though wobbly, she had to lend you an arm to get you upright. "He is with my son, giving us both a day to ourselves," she said, steadying you upon your feet. She took you by the arm as she waked. She was a beautiful creature, you though as you looked down upon her, a sly smile across her face. She had her hair gathered into two long braids that fell about her shoulders. She seemed of the habit to change her style often."I must thank you," she said, "You've won for me a kingdom in an afternoon."You walked through the near deserted corridors. The throne room. She stood before it, smiling broadly."What should I do with my husband, you think?" she asked, two fingers pressed to her lips, "Mayhap a divorce, or exile perhaps. Please, share your thoughts."> exile him> divorce him, if you can> forgive him
>>35644676> forgive himHe's still an useful asset, but keep a very tight rein on him. He'll be the puppet husband/consort.
>>35644676>> forgive him''Jerusalem is your's and he is still a strong my by most accounts, he but requires a strong leash''
>>35644676> forgive himHe may have done wrong but however he has loved you as his queen and wife. Even though the charges could have laid upon you he chose me as your scapegoat.
> a day to ourselvesOH SHIT SON"Let's not waste it, Majesty."
>>35644702strong man* fuck
Remember the last double thread? What shitty thing is going to happen to Wilhelm now?
>>35644709I wonder if the Queen wants to get with Count Hugh, but people would probably get mad that the queen divorced her husband, though.
>>35644784yes betraying your vows while ruling the holy land would be Insanely bad.
"What about forgiveness?" you offered. Your answer brought a surprised blink from the queen. "He is still your husband, and in many ways a good lord. I think he also might love you, in his way. How could he not?" That brought they sly smile back to her face. You step up beside her and rest a hand on the arm of the throne. "Perhaps the Christian thing is the best course of action.""Perhaps..." she all but purred the word, sliding up onto the throne. She considered you with her chin on her fist, leaning against the arm of the chair. "But it is such a shame that I do not love him," she said, "Though I have not disliked my wifely duty."She leaned back in her chair. "No, if I'm to keep him it is for the sake of France and Anjou. Do not think I was serious about this talk of divorce and exile, twas just a pleasant musing." She sat a proud monarch on the throne, still considering you. You had to admit, with her poised such upon the seat of power, a small diadem about her head, all the cool grace of her bearing, you were no small part aroused."Now you are due a reward," she said, "And I have a few gifts in mind, but I might be vouched for one small other thing." The she tilted her head a side, "Just do not ask for my sister, that deal was already struck."> it was just my duty, no reward is necessary> some small lodging in Jerusalem might suffice> perhaps a kiss?
>>35644818> perhaps a kiss?''I jest, my heart is Iovetta's wholey''> it was just my duty, no reward is necessary
>>35644818>> some small lodging in Jerusalem might suffice
>>35644835Im a fan of this.
>>35644818> some small lodging in Jerusalem might sufficeWe could use a nice base of operations
>>35644818> some small lodging in Jerusalem might sufficeMust... resist... her royal... mammaries!
>>35644818> some small lodging in Jerusalem might sufficeYes, my dreams of becoming a real estate mogul in Crusader Kingdoms are coming true!
>>35644818>"perhaps a kiss?"Time for lower head to control upper head
>>35644835Indeed. Let the Queen fall into our trap.
>>35644870Is this gonna get like Fable 3 where we're heavily taxing the whole country 'cause we own everything?
>>35644870We could even start up a fire department...
Holy shit that corpse must be fucking rancid, the goddamn resale value must have plummeted. Also I guess we fucked the jews over, oh well. We'll give them back their money if we ever run into them again I suppose. Maybe. Probably not.
>>35644897Oh yeah, what'd those people want again?
>>35644835this if only for dat Koblenz, also its interchangable
>>35644903Less taxes or something I think. Problem is that it was an indictment against Lord Gerard so that ain't fucking happening for 100 pfennings. We need his troops and his son.
>>35644903Gerard removed because Jews gonna Jew>>35644912we could merely ''ask'' the queen and have ''refuse'' just so we can say we tried.
>>35644923Speaking of which, we should probably go say sup to Franz.
>>35644932>you & your fucking dick oy vey!
We should probably get a second bodyguard. We made a ton of powerful enemies because of that speech. Plus we only have 3 permanent companions that are actual combatants.
"Mayhap a kiss?" you ask, leaning close to her. Her smile grows. "But a jest your highness," you then say, pulling back a tad, "My heart belongs to another. I need no reward past what you plan already.""Ah, but you should not jest so with queens," she said, "You aren't the only lion here." And she put a hand to your chin and her mouth come to yours. The kiss is firm, a slight parting of the lip, and it lingered a moment before she released you. The sight of you so flustered brought a laugh from her lips, the back of her hand raised."I see why my sister has fallen for you, Koblenz," she said, and slouched back upon the throne, head propped by her arm, a satisfied smile upon her face."The gifts I have for you. The use of some soldiers, ten foot-men of my personal household and a knight to lead them," she pushed out her feet, enjoying the feel of her throne, "A small allowance also, to be drawn from the Templars once a month. 30 pfennings a month. And a gift of two hundred beside that. And of course, you have the freedom of the city."She slipped back out of her throne, did a dancer-ly twirl. "Ah but I feel so light today, sir," she said. And she danced 'round and kissed you again on the cheek. "Go with God, Koblenz, and my trust." And she gave you a playful push toward the door.> go see a companion (nominate)> go to the markets
FUCK THIS GAY INTERNET SPEED
>>35644978> go see a companion Solomon
>>35644978>"The gifts I have for you. The use of some soldiers, ten foot-men of my personal household and a knight to lead them," she pushed out her feet, enjoying the feel of her throne, "A small allowance also, to be drawn from the Templars once a month. 30 pfennings a month. And a gift of two hundred beside that. And of course, you have the freedom of the city."> go see a companion (nominate)Gather our christian compatriots!
>>35644978>> go see a companion (nominate)Solomon, but really, assemble the whole fucking crew.Ask Solomon who the hell we fought
>>35644978>> go to the marketsMaybe buy Hugo a nice sword
>>35644978Hmm... I want to see Solomon or Franz the most, but perhaps going to see our band of Muslims would be best. We have a useful piece to secure our dowry, lets check that he hasn't escaped or died and speak with Sabeen on the coming campaign, we'll want her father's input for the campaign.
>>35644978Market, buy Hugo a goddamn Plate Lamellar if its existed
>>35644978>go to the marketsSpend our money on something nice for Hugo
>>35644978> go see a companion (nominate)Gather everyone we can in jerusalem.
>>35645068and the lead the christian folk out the walls to our muslim comrades and celebrate
>>35644978>go to the marketsBuy something for everyone! You get a car! You get a car! EVERY BODY GETS A CAR!
You set forth to find Solomon. Hugo had told you they were encamped in the church of St Anne. It was a new place, and getting directions there was easy enough. Most folk were happy to see you, touching forelock or bowing for 'your lordship', though you had no lands yet to your name. It had been a while since you had last seen Jerusalem, and the ancient city was a warren of tight corridors branching off broad main roads. Stalls were set and crying wares, mostly food for hungry pilgrims, and you had to keep a hand on your pouch for all the hungry young pickpockets running about.You found the church, a humble place, and when you entered a grey haired nun greeted you."Would you be lord and master of these miscreants?" she motioned to a pair of shoulders that gambled in the corner. They rose and saluted you awkwardly. "At last he comes to fetch his dogs.""Apologies m'lady," you said, and made an irritated motion for the soldiers to leave.A young nun with pitch black hair and ghost pale skin led you to a door. "The black man rests yonder," she said in an accent you did not recognise. She had very blue eyes, and made no urgent move to leave.You knocked upon the door."W-who is it?" came Adelheid's voice. You grinned, recognizing something in that voice. There was a scrabble, and the door opened.Had she grown out her hair? It suited her, falling about her face in sweaty ringlets. She had a scowl for you. "Come in," she said. The pale girl peered after you curiously, hoping to catch a glimpse.Solomon lay sprawled naked upon her bed. He had a black eye."Brother," he said, sitting up and covering himself with the pull of a blanket. He wore a grin. The man had grown a thick stubble since last you'd been properly together. Adelheid stood with arms crossed by the door. She had a cross look but her posture was much improved. She looked like a proper woman instead of a shrew made human.> ask him about last night> just let it go and have him dress
>>35645085>> ask him about last nightW-what happened?Did Adelheid KO both Solomon and Wilhelm? Is she the secret final boss?
>>35645085>> ask him about last night''Did we fight blaise again?''
>>35644987Continue to love it.
>>35645085>> ask him about last night
>>35645085> ask him about last nightI feel like I've been trampled by a stampede of horses, what happened last night?
>>35645085Ask him about last night>>35645103Lemme ask youabout desciptions of these people:TheodoreAdelheidWelfRaymondSince I forgot their features a bit, you can answer later after the thread finishedAlso, best wishes and prayers to your mom
>>35645085what happened last night
"What, uh," you motioned to your own eye. Solomon laughed."You thought you could take me in a fistfight," he said, "Claimed you were invincible. Invincible! But this is not from you." He drew himself up, forgetting his nudity. "You went down fast and hard, you got one hit in on my chin and near broke your hand." He tapped his eye, "This was from the ten or so other young men who hoped to test me.""It was incredible," Adelheid spoke with a shiver in her voice. No doubt some other female witnesses shared that tremble in her thigh. You nearly laughed."You were drunk," Solomon said as he pulled on hose, "All is forgiven." He dressed, pulled on his maile and belted his sword, took up quiver and bow. "Shall we finally be back on the road? I tire of city living." Together you pushed out of the nun's private chambers. He paid no mind to Adelheid, though she looked after him with large eyes."Soon," you say, "I'd like to gather everyone outside, meet up with our friends beyond the wall."Solomon nodded. "Good idea," he said, "I'll see you out there with whomever I can find.""Wait," Adelheid said, coming to the doorway, but Solomon kept walking without looking back. You saw small tears break upon Adelheid's face. She slammed her door shut before you can speak a word."That's a man," the pale girl said in her lilting soft voice, watching after Solomon.> go to the markets> go find another companion (nominate)
>>35645187>> go find another companion (nominate)Everyone else>"That's a man," the pale girl said in her lilting soft voiceI pray one day Hugo can be so GAR
>>35645187Can we go to market with hugo?
>>35645187>go to the markets
>>35645187>> go to the marketsBring Hugo and buy him a nice gift.
>>35645187>> go find another companion (nominate)Go hunting for everyone else in the city. Let Hugo play with the future King of Jerusalem. Priority List:1. Franz and uh2. Tancred? Shit, we don't really have that many companions, do we? I'm guessing the nobles are busy.
>>35645198>GARBeen a while since I heard that word
Finally, I catch this quest live.The two things I want for this quest:1. Wilhelm to lay with the queen at least once.2. Fix Adelheid somehow.
>>35645254>1. Wilhelm to lay with the queen at least once.But anon, Ioveta will cut off our balls.
>>35645254Fix Adelheid? Queen banging is agreeable
>>356452541 not happening we're basically on lovetta train with a side of chiri or bust.2. maybe but I think Solobro's already on it.
>>356452541's only happening if Iovetta can join, and Adelheid isn't broken.
>>35645267>>35645276>>35645266I wasn't sure how to word it, but>He paid no mind to Adelheid, though she looked after him with large eyes.>"Wait," Adelheid said, coming to the doorway, but Solomon kept walking without looking back. You saw small tears break upon Adelheid's face. She slammed her door shut before you can speak a word.Makes me feel pity for her, and I don't think Solomon is going to change.
>>35645298dude it's Soldiers wive syndrome she knows what the life he leads is like & it's not going to change.
>>35645254really not sure how 1 will happen.and for 2, we perhaps having her accompany ioveta to our home in the future might help.
>>35645298Bittersweet is how I'd put it I guess. It's for the best since Adelheid can't exactly stop being a nun I think.
>>35645310i dunno. ioveta renounced her vows did she not?
>>35645319loveta wasn't a full fledged nun though
>>35645319Iovetta didn't take any vows yet.
>>35645304It's Soldier's Wife Syndrome when the solider in question completely disregards the woman except for sex?
You make a quick wing by the palace. You find your brother at play with the young prince, carrying him about on his shoulders. The child was laughing, bapping Hugo on the head as the boy ran. Hugo was laughing too. Strange you no longer thought of your brother as a child. They were watched by a woman and a little girl."Time to saddle up," you said.Hugo swung the boy down from his shoulders, puffing. "Yes sir," he said, fetching his sword from the corner."Don't go!" Baldwin said, fetching a wood sword from the corner as well. He struck at Hugo. "I don't want you to go!""I've a duty," Hugo said, tussling the boy's hair, "Don't worry. I will be back."Baldwin watched you leave with wide wet eyes. "Hugoooo!" he called after your brother, waving his sword above his head.Hugo gave a puff of emotion, correcting the collar of his tunic. "Let's be on, sir," he said with a false grin.You take him to the markets:> Strategikon of Kekaumenos, 150 pfennings (+5 war, +5 leadership)> Nine Men’s Morris set, 3 pfennings. (Can be used to raise Int and affection)> Backgammon set, 3 pfennings, high quality backgammon set, 30 pfennings (Can be used to raise int and affection. Can be given as gift)> Dice, 3 pfennings.> Loaded dice, 6 pfennings> Chivalric arming sword, 5 pfenning (+5 war)> mace, 4 pfennings (ignores armour, +3 damage taken to yourself in combat)> hand axe, 4 pfennings (destroys armour, +3 damage taken to yourself in combat)> hauberk, 60 pfennings (-4 damage)> personal standard, 75 pfennings (+2 leadership, +2 War for personal retinue)> The Lais of Marie de France, 100 pfennings (+5 charisma, bonus when performing at feasts)> Saints relics, 5 pfennings for finger bone of St Anne (increase to piety, can be given as gift)> Avicenna's Canon of Medicine, 150 pfennings (+10 intelligence, protection from disease)slave, variable (can be trained in a specific task, can be given as a gift)
>>35645340>> Strategikon of Kekaumenos, 150 pfennings (+5 war, +5 leadership)> hauberk, 60 pfennings (-4 damage)> personal standard, 75 pfennings (+2 leadership, +2 War for personal retinue)> Saints relics, 5 pfennings for finger bone of St Anne (increase to piety, can be given as gift)
>>35645340>> Avicenna's Canon of Medicine, 150 pfennings (+10 intelligence, protection from disease)>2 hauberk, 120 pfennings (-4 damage) [FOr us and Hugo]> The Lais of Marie de France, 100 pfennings (+5 charisma, bonus when performing at feasts)> Strategikon of Kekaumenos, 150 pfennings (+5 war, +5 leadership)Go hard or go home, 520 pfennings total.
>>35645340>> hauberk, 60 pfennings (-4 damage) times 4. for us 3 brothers and for franz.>> personal standard, 75 pfennings (+2 leadership, +2 War for personal retinue)
>>35645340> Strategikon of Kekaumenos, 150 pfennings (+5 war, +5 leadership)> Avicenna's Canon of Medicine, 150 pfennings (+10 intelligence, protection from disease)> hauberk, 60 pfennings (-4 damage)> personal standard, 75 pfennings (+2 leadership, +2 War for personal retinue)
>>35645358dude we need to start buying soldiers
>>35645340> Strategikon of Kekaumenos, 150 pfennings (+5 war, +5 leadership)> Avicenna's Canon of Medicine, 150 pfennings (+10 intelligence, protection from disease)> personal standard, 75 pfennings (+2 leadership, +2 War for personal retinue)> hauberk, 60 pfennings (-4 damage)> personal standard, 75 pfennings (+2 leadership, +2 War for personal retinue)Sorted from Highest to Lowest priority, cause I don't know how much money we have right now
>>35645340> Avicenna's Canon of Medicine, 150 pfennings (+10 intelligence, protection from disease)This sounds like a good investment, we wouldn't want to take to fever whilst on the road!> Chivalric arming sword, 5 pfenning (+5 war)> hauberk, 60 pfennings (-4 damage)These for Hugo directly.> Strategikon of Kekaumenos, 150 pfennings (+5 war, +5 leadership)> Nine Men’s Morris set, 3 pfennings. (Can be used to raise Int and affection)These to share between us from time to time. (though if the book is just equip and get bonus we could keep it or give it I'm fine either way.)> personal standard, 75 pfennings (+2 leadership, +2 War for personal retinue)Seems a good time to get this.
>>35645362this plus personal standard
>>35645371The Canon of Medicine is invaluable because of the protection from disease. Remember what HF said about diseases potentially killing us in this game? The rest are negotiable to certain extent.
>>35645340>>35645370Adjusting mine to add another hauberk and a arming sword for Hugo.
I-I just want to fuck the Queen, man.
>>35645384This sounds good.
Pfennings: 593 currently
>>35645381593 pfennings, 30 monthly income, and ??? from prisoner and corpse. We should leave a modest sum as safeguard, but I'm pretty sure we can cash out the prisoner and corpse with our gazillion noble friends now.
Since we want to lead a full blown campaign to take a city it'd be a good idea to get the Strategikon of Kekaumenos. We are going to be leading more men than we ever have in a type of battle we have very little experience in.Definitely get something nice for Hugo that he can't afford himself, let him buy himself a good sword (since he has 30 himself) and get him something awesome. The two tomes though are absolutely invaluable.
We should save some 150 pfennings for those jews we couldn't help.
>>35645401Sorry, anon, you can have the 14 year old version of her instead.
Shouldnt we have our corpse and prisonder brought before the queen?So they can get be locked in a cell/used. Not much good riding around with them
>>35645340> Chivalric arming sword, 5 pfenning (+5 war)> hauberk, 60 pfennings (-4 damage) x2> personal standard, 75 pfennings (+2 leadership, +2 War for personal retinue)> Avicenna's Canon of Medicine, 150 pfennings (+10 intelligence, protection from disease)350 all togethor
>>35645434gonna say this, while the Strategikon is good we need Soldiers & supplies unfortunately they both cost Dosh.
>>35645444Doesn't have to be our dosh. We've got rich friends who'll back us all the way. Nobody expects us to foot the bills: we're a landless knight!
>>35645428>14 year old versionNot even close.
>>35645454If we fucking well want them to be loyal to us we do
>>35645462But we don't. We're just trying to take the damn city, nobody's expecting us to hold it. We can't raise and maintain a loyal soldiery without land.
So from going off those found in every list, y'all want:Strategikon (150)Canon of Medicine (150)Personal standard (75)hauberk (60)For 435 pfenningsIs that acceptable?
>>35645476sure why not
>>35645476Make that 2 hauberk for both Wilhelm and Hugo, and it would be acceptable. No point getting armor for just one of us.
>>35645469Mate do you even MnB?
>>35645476 i would like to make the armour 3 sets.for us hugo and solobro. he has stood by us for so long, even without the paltry pay he was peomised. he is our brother too.
>>35645498We just have to win every tournament! It's brilliant!
>>35645498this isnt mnb.HF has mentioned that vows of soldiers requires oaths of payment that requires lands.
>>35645508Then buy dyeworks in every city ?
>>35645501No one appreciates good ol' Franz
>>35645483>>35645501>Wanting to be bankrupt
>>35645498Yeah, uh, that's hardly accurate or realistic.
>>35645523Nigga, we are financially solvent even if we buy two sets of armor. >Not expecting Prince of NTR and his Templar Goons to shank you in the streets
Why is nobody supporting my decision to make top speed for Chihirizahd's vag? We've had several hints that Wilhelm's backed up something awful.
>>35645535Oh dont worry, we will do hours of "battle planning" once we get to the camp with her
>>35645535While I appreciate our party MVP, we gotta fucking buy cool shit first
Once we get the gang back together we need to get Solomon to make us swift as the coursing river and shit while we're mustering forces. War isn't our primary focus I know, but we have losses to make up for and we're probably going to be off to fight a lot of hard and deadly battles. Let us do our best to avoid another sacrifice like Welf.
>>35645532Nigga we have ten more mouths to feed & people to recruit, 30 pfennings isn't going to enough if we go full steam ahead.
>>35645552Nigga this is why we have Hugo now
>>35645556You know if we were able to recruit that doctor that saved Hugo we could hold off on the book. He may have left town but if not it'd be worth trying to get him on retainer.
>>3564555698 pfennings with 30 pfennings monthly income plus at least 100 pfennings from the prisoner. Not to mention the corpse. That takes care of our going concern, that's ye olde accounting for you.Plus we've never been short of opportunities for money.
>>35645569Hugo scouts ahead, the enemy will eventually try to take out the leadership even if we stay in the back. Wilhelm is going to have to fight directly and if we're unlucky it may be without Solomon or Hugo to bail us out.
>>35645572But we don't get the +10 intelligence bonus. Honestly, a one time cost of 150 is a fucking bargain.
>>35645572Mah nigga >>35645574and how long will it take to get him ransomed a month? six months? a year?
>>35645581Fair point. I'd still like to recruit him, cuz fuck are those kinds of skills valuable.
>>35645583Why wouldn't we just sell him directly to any one of nobles in Jerusalem? All of whom we are acquainted with? Let the middleman take care of that shit, we get the cash.
>>35645583We should have them sent to the palace so he can sit in a cell instead of travelling around with us. The corpse aswell
So why didn't we buy> Chivalric arming sword, 5 pfenning (+5 war)for Hugo to upgrade his sword from +2W->+5W? Its only 5 pfennings.
You hand over, well, a lot of coin that day, and Hugo is almost overburden by the amount he is expected to carry. To help him you take one of the books, the one by Avicenna, and leaf through it. Had some pretty illustrations, but it made little sense to you at the moment.You closed it up as you came upon the gate of David.A knight waited with men in the colours of Jerusalem. He was a mild looking man with a fussy little mustache and smooth skin, little silver spurs on his boots."Etienne," he said, "Formerly of Gascony, at your service." He bowed. This was the man Melisende had given you, and to be honest he didn't look like much. He had a spear with penneons flying from them, and a helm tucked under his arm. He also had a slip of a squire, looked half starved with muddy brown hair and dressed in near rags. "This is Jacques," he said, noting your attention, "Low born, but does a good job." Jacques and Hugo exchanged a nod."On to the camp," you said, "I hope you don't mind heathen company."Sir Etienne shrugged. "You grow used to all manner of company in this backwards place," and he fell in behind you.You find your camp filled with familiar faces. Tancred and his men, Sabeen and hers, they embraced with friendly greeting. When the saw you the raised a cheer."The Lion of Koblenz!" Tancred swaggered up and struck you on the arm, grinning. But you spied a stranger in the man-at-arm's company. A red haired girl in traveling clothes. You frowned. You did not know her, but many of the soldiers seemed to.> send the girl away> just enjoy your reunited party
>>35645589Sure, I mean surgeons are important. But I don't want either/or situation. I want both. Kinda funny how HF mentioned that if we rolled lower on Solomon recruiting roll, we'd have gotten a Muslim doctor instead. Would have changed this quest big time, that's for sure.>>35645602I dunno, I changed my vote to include it.
>>35645611>> just enjoy your reunited partyAsk who she is first, and keep an eye on her. Never hurts to be too careful, especially with Fulk's men on the loose.
>>35645611>> just enjoy your reunited party
>>35645611>. A red haired girl in traveling clothesHugo Harem GET> just enjoy your reunited partybut ask who she is
>>35645611> just enjoy your reunited party
>>35645602That was a typo. It should be 25 pfennings.
What if its...Jehanne?
Maggie just left poor Etain all alone ?
>>35645535Steady anon, steady
>>35645622Wait, is that one of the Potatoes? Shit, it's too late for me. Ask who she is anyway.
>>35645633she's in Sidon m8
>>35645633Also, I'm pretty sure we'd recognize her.
>>35645611Aw shiet Hugo's got gotta shag dem potatoes matey
>>35645635ALL ALONE? THE POOR LITTLE THING.>captcha: ctunism sacredUh Oh
>>35645611> just enjoy your reunited partyand inquire as to the new face, chose weather she stays or goes after that.
>93 LDR>88 INT>93 CHAWilhelm is the smartest and most handsomest.
>>35645678Wilhelm confirmed for Cao cao 2.0
>>35645678Brutally Kunning and Kunningly Brutal?>>35645688True dat
>>35645611>Etienne," he said, "Formerly of Gascony, at your service." He bowed. This was the man Melisende had given you, and to be honest he didn't look like muchMore Orlando than Welf, but a knight's a knight I suppose.
>>35645709his talents will show in time.
>>35645678>>35645688>>35645697Our post-item stats is hovering on the 88. Pretty damn good
>>35645720He's got sweet gear at least so if he dies, Solomon or Franz can grab his gear.
>>35645723We are a lion!
"And this is?" you ask, noting the red haired girl. She was a buxom lass, and flashed a ready grin. She looked like the best kind of trouble."Maggie Ui Hara," she said, offering her hand. Girl had found an axe some place.Tancred blushed and scratched his stubbly jaw. "She insisted on comin'," he said, "Did us a service while you were locked up.""A pleasure to have you Maggie," you said, taking the hand. She squeezed her hand. She had soft skin. That wouldn't last if she'd a mind to use that axe. But you couldn't spend all your time with one pretty lass. Soon you had Franz round your shoulder, laughin'."Every time I think yer dead," the old horse faced Jew said, "You find a way to turn it around." You laugh as well and hug the old man, pulling apart only for Sabeen, who has you round the neck. Her eyes were tight from all her laughter"You had me worried sick, Frank," she said, and planted a kiss on your lips, pushing you away. You were soon laughing as well."Three cheers for the Lion!" the handsome young Syrian said. It caused enough stir that other camps were casting your lot worried looks, particularly as the cheer ripped out. You found yourself settled by the dead camp fire, near your hostage, when a pleasant bundle flung itself in your lap."Master!" Chihirizahd said, burying her face in your lap, your own hands twinning in her thick black locks."Chihiri," you say, pulling her face up. She wore a girl's smile, looking suddenly very young, and you rose for her, a keen yearning gripping your loins. She kissed you, not asking for permission, mouth hungry for yours. The crowd whooped at the sight.> nominate a companion to spend time with
Hey, do you think Prince Baldwin hates us for taking his friend away?
>>35645736>> nominate a companion to spend time withChiri. Been waiting for months
Since our war is sitting steady in the 70's we should lend our Damascus sword to Hugo at least during duels.>>35645753but anon it's been but a month.
>>35645736>CHARIZARD, I CHOOSE YOU!
>>35645761But we havnt been with her since before Jaffa. That is almost two months
>>35645736> nominate a companion to spend time withWHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK?Maggie of course. Let's give her the Koblenz induction.
>>35645736>ChiriTime to reward her. We should buy her a fancy looking dress at some point
>>35645785but Potatoes are pure anon
>>35645788but of course anon the royal nanny can hardly be seen in tatters.
>>35645788Chiri was kinda responsible for saving the entire conspiracy. If she hadn't uncovered Lord Baldwin, we would have been fucked. Hugh, Wilhelm, and Co. should be grateful.
>>35645745Not if we bring his friend back and play with him a little too. It won't do if we act too stuffy around the lad that Hugo has befriended, prince or no.I kind of want to get the war meeting out of the way first then give Chirizard all the affection she deserves, but hey a man has needs. Poor Sabeen, you even went out of your way to kiss the man to show your feelings.
>no writein favorI think we could have gotten Hugo properly knighted. Will have to wait for another feat.Is the Queen actually planning to keep us from Iovetta for two years? Should have pushed our luck with her, at least.>PotatoWonder if there's a more accurate name for the period.>creatures ntoopeanDon't think that's it, captcha
>>35645827She is probably gonna end up taking Hugo and pretend he is Wilhelm or something
>>35645838I wonder how much longer we should keep him squire before declaring him ready for knighthood. He's definitely got the fighting part down.
>>35645736> Sabeen kissing us> Hugo face when
>>35645864Probably 2 more years
Which companion should be given the honour and duty of holding the banner aloft in battle? It's dangerous work and they need to be strong,brave and level headed....why is Welf dead? ;_;
>>3564586490 war anon UNBUFFED
>>35645838Well, Ioveta would only be 16 years old and Wilhelm 20. Plus it gives Wilhelm the opportunity to bang half the women in the kingdom, I think. Maybe.
You stand and pull Chihirizahd up into your arms. She gives a great breath as you literally sweep her off her feet."If you'll excuse me, but prison has left me a tad thirsty," you said to your men with a wink, and literally hup her up over your shoulder. She gives a giggling cry of surprise as you duck into a tent. When you throw her down upon the bed she looks up at you panting, legs spread, waiting for you. She pulls her skirts up to show those shapely thighs."Come on master, quickly," she implored, raising her hips urgently, panting as she massaged her thighs, "I-I've been unable to sleep."> take her> never mind, I got a head ache
>>35645891>> take herLike a roaring beast
>>35645891> take her
>>35645875There's a certain irony to Welf's death. If he only had a spear, he could have survived.
>>35645891>take herTHRUST LIKE WILHELM
>>35645891> sorry, my heart belongs to another> so does my dick> rektBut seriously,> take her
> Inventory- 4 rounceys- 11 coursers- 38 helms- 29 maille shirtsWe have stuff that needs selling. This should net some cash unless we intent to keep them to arm a troop of peasants who will follow us.
>>35645891> nev..hahaha take her
>>35645838>>35645888OPERATION QUEEN LOVER IS A GO
>>35645912I favor generally keeping the horses around. We have a lot of footmen and we can move much faster if they ride instead of marching. Plus horses can die or get fatigued, and we might need change of horses if we need2gofast
>>35645915>>35645888We'd get mad rot on our dick if we stuck it in every lady we came across.
>>35645875Because he is Dian Wei, died in a blaze of glory(kinda) before he reached his peak>>35645912We need those for our eventual army
>>35645932I'm completely fine with adding the Queen to our circle of lovers during and if only for the two years.
>>35645932Why do you think we got Avicenna's Canon of Medicine?
>>35645930>faster if they ride instead of marchingmarchin ain't bad
>>35645932We bought the medicine book. Protected against disease.
>>35645912That's two entire conroi's worth of equipment there with heavy foot, we just need to find good men to use it.
>>35645946marching Sucked until Goosestep anon
>>35645912If possible, use the armor, sell the rest.Half the horses should go. Footmen were made for marching and they'll travel light with an animal to carry the baggage.
>>35645957>Half the horses should goNigga what the hell are you doing? horses are worth more than footmen
>>35645957Can't footmen go faster if they ride instead of marching? Keeping an abundance of horses seems like it would be really useful in certain situations.
>>35645954Nigga wut? goosestep is for formation maneuver...
HF, could you give us a quick overview of our companions and men as they currently stand? Numbers, equipment etc?
>>35645990READ THE DAMN PASTEBINhttp://pastebin.com/rZQ8vVBd
>>35645981I heard goosestep can break bridges
>>35645990Isn't that all on the pastebin?>Strength: 18 footmen (spears, shields, gambesons) 4 Syrian lancersHope those 3 footmen can march fast. Or learn to piggyback.
>>35645998We should probably make a seperate pastbin over our forces and itemlist that we dont have on us.Make it a little less cluttered
>>35645998woops, was only getting Hugo's sheet there for a bit.Disregard Cocks.
You don't need a written invitation. You're out of your hose and pulling her skirts up all the way. You find her blessed moistness, and push it straight in. No time for teasing or touching, you were to hot and urgent, her body too inviting. She gasps as you fill her, grabbing your fresh cut hair, pulling herself up for a hard, tongue sucking kiss. She was in no more mind for waiting than you, nor in the mood for it soft and gentle. You growled deep as you mounted her, and she responded with animal noises of her own, hard grunts against your thrusts, mouth open and eyes crinkled as she pulled at you, pulled you deeper.You went for it like that, mindless and biting, pawing, inelegant hard -fucking- for some time. All your frustration poured out and into your concubine.And when you were done you collapsed upon her, breathing hard and empty all through your body, faintly sick from exhaustion.Both your clothes, you hadn't the mind to get fully undressed, were stuck with sweat."Thank you," you said, kissing her, "You saved us all."She kissed back and groped your limpness. "This was thanks enough," she said before licking the sweat from your neck, pulling you back into her arms.By the time you muster the strength to stand the camp has assembled. A baggage train had come from the city, packed mules and with it some womenfolk. They were for the soldiers, and they also had some children with them. They found their husbands, father's took up their children. It was as a small army in that respect.Hugo unfurls your new standard.> nominate a standard bearer
>>35645990You uncultured Saracen, here, have a lookhttp://pastebin.com/rZQ8vVBd
>>35646007>a famous tactic by Wilhelm of Alexandria was to deploy troops via cavalry, known as ''piggybacking'' it shortly saw wide usage by the known world
>>35645972I'm getting solvent. And a gaggle of unused horses without clear owners is a mean target. We don't have people to gift them properly to.
>>35646020You cannot nominate Hugo, he has other tasks as a squire.
>>35646020Can there be any other choice but Hugo?
>>35646020Hugo or Tancred
>>35646034>>35646036>>35646020FUCKFranz because no one appreciates the old man and Solomon has better things to do like kicking ass.
>>35646020Franz>>35646024> This will be later reproduced by the Soviets and their T-34s, 9 centuries later
>>35646020What does the standard look like? It's a bit early for proper heraldry but it needs a bitchin design.Golden Lion on Silver field?We still have the dress Sir Blaise gave us btw.
>>35646033The horses are Wilhelm's for transporting footmen and rapid deployments and retreat. There's some strategic value in having a horse reserve.Neigh way should we sell them off unless we are desperate for cash. At this point, we are still good, even without prisoner sales.
>>35646057save it for the second crusade anon
>>35646057lion in a dress
>>35646057Yeah, that dress now belongs to ChiriProbably has a lion or roaring lion head on it aswell
>>35646057>We still have the dress Sir Blaise gave us btw.Actually you gave that to Chihirizahd.
>>35646020Franz. Reliable old man fulfills reliable job requirement
>>35646020Would it make sense to use some of the maille shirts to equip the footmen currently in gambeson's? Our striking strength is in the cavalry and we need the foot to be solid to either hammer&anvil or to fall back on if the going gets rough.
>>35646095How many cavalrymen do we have now?Wilhelm, Solobro, Hugo, Etienne, Sabeen, maybe Franz, and 4 Lancers. Solomon and Franz are probably better fit on foot since they provide deadly ranged options. Wilhelm should try to stay back when possible. That gives us 7 cavalrymen minimum.Not sure if that's good or bad.
>>35646082Hey, before we head out, can Wilhelm, Hugo, Solomon, and Franz all get lined up, then, all together, take the first step on their journey to Ascalon?
You bring the old man forward."No one has stood by me longer," you said, handing him the pole, "And no one I would trust more. You have been like an uncle to me, from when I was a small lad."The old man looked up at the flapping colours, and a bit of moisture came to his hard old crag of a face. "I served with your father as a lad your age," he said, "Pulled him from a burnin' siege tower in Lorraine. He called me brother then,took me into his service." He wiped at the leaking fluid. Not tears on this old horse. "An' I was there when he wed your mother Brun, and stood by all their children. The ones they had and the ones they lost. Helped 'em bury the wee ones." He gave a puff and fixed his shoulders. "I never took a wife, but I think I have always had a family. And I'm proud now to carry your standard."He held it up for the men to see, and they roared for it, swords and spears held high.Your men prepare to travel, but where are you headed?> head to Jaffa, you need to speak with Count Hugh> head north into Galilee, see what you might find along the Jordan> head south into Muslim country, and indulge in some raiding
>>35646147> head to Jaffa, you need to speak with Count HughWe promised him a answer about his sister and we need to talk to him about Ascalon. Also Malik is probably worried sick about his daughter
>>35646147Hold up! Revote off this post!> organise the sale of the nobleman's remains in Jerusalem
>>35646147>> head to Jaffa, you need to speak with Count Hugh
>>35646156Organize the sales. We want dat phat loot
>>35646147>>35646155> organise the sale of the nobleman's remains in JerusalemChanging to that, then head off to Jaffa
>>35646147Hmm, Jaffa or Galilee? hard choiceGalilee first then work south from there
>>35646155yeah alright, we should Inquire about a hiring price for Malik's company
>>35646156Sales Jerusalem now
We did talk to Count Hugh about how we would talk about his gift to us. Speaking of which, how did he get to Jaffa so quickly!?
>>35646164Supporting thisI am >>35646166
>>35646176Probably left before us, but most likely isnt there yet
>>35646172wai t>>35646156 THIS! THIS! THIS!
>>35646176Piggyback rides mostly
>>35646147>>35646156> organise the sale of the nobleman's remains in JerusalemYep, we will kind of need the palace services anyway, so get on to it.
>>35646176He broke for Jaffa early morning, and his party is smaller than yours currently so he moves faster. You may catch him on the road if you hurry.
>>35646156> organise the sale of the nobleman's remains in JerusalemWe'll end up with two useless corpses if we don't offload them now.
>>35646156>>organise the saleSee if we can recruit some more warriors to our banner, play off the rep we got at the trial. Serve the Queen, Adventure and Glory!
>>35646197>working with heathens may be required
>>35646193Hm, then we should probably send the Queen's knight to go give that corpse to the Queen real quick then tell him to catch up with us at Jaffa.
>>35646197FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY
>>35646197I wonder if we could get some money to refund those poor jews we left high and dry.
When Sabeen shows you the remains of Shams ibn Shams you almost choke. The man was rotting thick in his cloth."Yeah, we don't like to look after him much," she said, and jerked a thumb, "We get that Egyptian idiot to do it." The man in chains watched you wide-eyed with wrath."Let's sell these bones," you said, holding a handkerchief to your face. Flies had long since eaten his eyes from his skull.> roll 1d100, best of three
>>35646203>>35646186goddammit this, I have a bad feeling about Hugh's party and a certain ''fever'' passing around
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>35646211> roll 1d100, best of three
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>35646211DEUSSS
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>35646211
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>35646211
>>35646197After getting some more men, sell a handful of the excess equipment so we have funds to pay our army if the loot is slow in coming.
>>35646222Good thing you were here anon!
>>35646211fuck what the hell Sabeen?
>>35646239I wonder how she and her men spent all the time they had in front of the city?
>>35646211I'm not sure I want Mehmed following us for long if we're planning towards Ascelon and raiding in the interim.
Has sir Raymond left the city yet? I'd like to see about getting him on board too if possible (or his doctor acquaintance). Maybe have Hugo try and get in touch with him while we deal with the body and prisoner. If we're worried about Fever's going around we can send the Lancers to ride ahead and meet with them.
>>35646261We should ask the queen if we could use a cell for him
In the camp there is a man, an old Turk of some regal bearing. A student of geology and geography, you were told, who was studying the plants and things of the Levant. With Sabeen by you, you confer with the man. He is known in Zengi's court, and can be trusted, Sabeen even vouches for this, recalling the scholar from her youth."He used to hold lessons in the gardens of Aleppo," she said."And you would interrupt these lessons with rocks and rotten fruit from the trees," the man said, "You are still as ever a wicked girl, Malik's daughter."He said he could find a fair ransom from the parents and wives of poor Shams. "I should think in his current state, some two hundred or so good coin," he said with a nod, "If he were alive, two thousand could be the price. He was much loved by his friends and family." Indeed, the scholar seemed saddened by the sight of the remains.You tell him to send the coin to Jerusalem, in keeping with the Templars. They were good for such things, and he agrees.He instructs a slave to bind up the corpse and take it upon his back, and gives you a respectful nod. "You have done a good thing, young sir," he said, "May your death come quickly and without much pain."You wave him off."Old bastard," Sabeen looked like she could spit, "Used to hitch my skirts and strap me 'cross the bare buttocks when he caught me." She gave her haunches a slap in demonstration.It took long enough your parting was left for the next day, still finding you camped outside Jerusalem.> head to Jaffa, you need to speak with Count Hugh> head north into Galilee, see what you might find along the Jordan> head south into Muslim country, and indulge in some raiding> you have a hostage, mayhap sell him to another noble?
>>35646288> head to Jaffa, you need to speak with Count HughWe should lock him up in a cell so we can use him for the war
>>35646288> head to Jaffa, you need to speak with Count Hugh>>35646299the fuck?
>>35646288>> head to Jaffa, you need to speak with Count HughHe's health may be at risk with the ''fever'' or some foolish half hoped revenge.
>>35646288To Galilee, wrecking bandits and making friends
>>35646307I meant the prisoner, lock him up in one of Hugh's cells
>>35646314Oh, yeah, of course.
>>35646288> head north into Galilee, see what you might find along the JordanWe might find Shirkuh again> you have a hostage, mayhap sell him to another noble?Really want to, the footman life must have been hard on poor Mehmed
>>35646288> head to Jaffa, you need to speak with Count Hugh
>>35646288>> head to Jaffa, you need to speak with Count Hughfor this reason >>35646155
You strike your camp a day late, and begin the march to Jaffa. Your baggage train is not so large as to slow you greatly, but it does have an effect. Hard flat footed women keep up with their men folk and their children run playing half-naked as they went, sitting up on the mules when they needed rest. Your excess horses were kept tended by this experieced camp keepers, and in that respect they proved themselves in valuable.It was a day out across the hard packed dirt of the high road when Maggie gave a cry, looking back. "Jesu!" she said, "That fool girl."A distant figure on horseback, black haired and pale, riding hard but awkwardly toward you."Whose this?" you asked, looking over at the axe-armed lass."A dub Connacht girl," she muttered, her usual good cheer gone.The ghost pale girl with pitch dark hair came up upon your party. "You thought you'd be the only one to sneak away for adventure?" she sqawed at the red-haired lass."I thought you weren't fool enough t' follow," she replied, striking her chest out."Well then we're both fools," she said."But is any fool enough t' have ye?" Maggie asked, eyes flicking to you. The black haired novice looked up to you.> get on girl! (send her away)> and who are you then? (take her on)
>>35646383>dubdumb, Jesus Christ.
>>35646383>> and who are you then? (take her on)3 out of 4 of Hugo's girls is now here
>>35646383> and who are you then? (take her on)Goddamit Hugo
>>35646383>> and who are you then? (take her on)Look to Hugo. Seems like the boy is more like his father and brother than first thought
>>35646383> and who are you then? (take her on)*Deep breath*HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOO
>>35646383> Leer to Hugo"My little brother could do to have some company"Take her on
"And you are?" you asked."Etain," she said, "Ui Niall." And she brushed a lock back behind her ear and gave you a smile.You really were rubbish against pretty girls with nice smiles.Hugo looked from one to the other of the girls, a dumbfound expression upon his face. The girls took note of him and exchanged a giggle. Etain took her horse and fell in beside the red haired countrywoman, and they chatted in their foreign tongue.The next day opened on the sight of storm clouds on the horizon, rumbling with thunder. A bad storm could clear a road or worse. You were not far from mountainside, and the flow of mud could be deadly.> send out a scout to find shelter (nominate)
>>35646425> send out a scout to find shelter (nominate)Hugo
>>35646425>> send out a scout to find shelter (nominate)Someone who knows the area
>>35646425Hugo you sly dog, go scout for me will you?
>>35646438someone's got their thinking cap on.
>>35646425>>35646425One of the lancers (Aymal?)
So used to hugo the scoutmaster, matey
"Who knows this land best?" you ask, and the handsome Syrian rides forth, a flourish of his lance. The womenfolk all give a little coo at his handsome grin and flare."I know this lands," he said."We need shelter," you said, pointing to the storm clouds.He needed. "Yes, I know a place." He took his horse about and set a heel, and you were all left in his wake. He kept ahead to show you the path, but always ahead, until you came upon what looked like ancient ruins.Old cracked open temples and collapsed pillars, in the midst of high lonely palm trees. A small oasis feeding them."A place of dead false gods," he said, "Used by Bedu some times. You draw your tarps upon the shattered ruins, shelter beneath." He showed you how, and soon you were all bunched up beneath high tarps. The crack of lightning came out, and you heard a girl whimper. Sabeen shook with each bark and flash, eyes wide and looking upward.Some of the children were also scared.You heard one of the soldiers swear as a fellow coughed on his neck. It was hot and tense beneath the tarps, and despite the hard rain beating down upon your heads, you were all sweating.> nominate a companion to check in on
Wonderin if Hugo will be potato plowin everynight
>>35646512Solomon, ask him whats up with Adel
>>35646383Is this the Adelheid spy network?Really hope they have other skills. Won't trust them with raiding, at least.>Clanswomen of Christendom
>>35646512"Sabeen, are you afraid?"
>>35646527I'll tell you what's up with Adel, she's gonna find solace in that other nun's arms.
>>35646512Chat with Solomon and start a barding to give our camp some peace of mind. Wether through oration or music either works. Let's charm the new comers a bit. Set up a tight guard just in case the sounds draw attention from other travelers or unsavory sorts.
>>35646543> hueSeriously mate, whats your option then? im torn between Solobro and Sabeen
>>35646549Activating Bard-Knight Abilities in 3....
>>35646549Hey, its not half bad, got to calm the tits down too aye
>>35646536>>35646549Changing my vote to checking on Sabeen actually. Let's let Solomon be for a short time before asking about his relationships.
>>35646512> nominate a companion to check in onSabeen. Hope she doesn't hold the strom against us.
As for what to speak on, how about a story of Zeus or Jupiter if he's better known as that at this time? It's a story of a dead god who commanded lightning, and we're in the ruins of a dead god in a lightning storm.
>>35646587Lets bring out our harp start playing fear of the dark instead eh?
>>35646587Let's talk about how he had SO MUCH SEX.But I think she's already heard these stories from her teacher, no? Maybe not, though.
>>35646614Let's play something that sets people on edge!
>>35646625Well its not just for her, but thinking of a story about Zeus that doesn't involve rape or adultery is difficult. (I also was suggesting it because of the Heracles Lion Helm connection that we have).Playing or singing may prove better though. I just thought of Zeus due to the situation and past references to the Greeks and Romans. "Do you suppose that the false god king of the Greeks is angry that I garb myself like his son?"
HF, I really like how you made it where, despite everyone trying to convince Hugo and Wilhelm of the contrary, sparing Orlando was ultimately the best choice. I kinda like a guy who rewards us for sticking to our principles!
>>35646659We could talk about how Zeus did it to keep the Earth at bay and her dark creatures buried deep within.
>>35646675That would be neat, and a good story for the children in camp.
>>35646288Waitasecondareyoutryingtoseducemesabeen?.jpg>>35646632I AM A MAN WHO WALKS ALONE
You shuffle over to the warrior-girl. She shivered at every distant crack."Are you scared?" you asked."No," she replied, but the next flash of thunder saw her bury her head in her lap, "Maybe a little."You might have laughed. You'd seen Sabeen plunge into the thickest of combat, striking all about her with scimitar in hand, laughing at death itself. Now she looked almost meek as she shivered. Almost, except the hard eye she cast you.You produce your harp and struck a couple cords."I hate it," she said, scratching at the dirt on her boot."In ancient days they reckoned thunder and lightning the sign of an old god," you said, "Zeus to the Greeks. Jupiter to the Romans. A false god of course, just a story thought up to explain one of god's natural miracles.""I've heard the stories," she sniffed, "And of fierce old Baal as well. Pagans are stupid." The belt of thunder had her scuffle closer to you. Sweat ran thick across her face, down over her pouting lips. Her eyes were very wide in the dark.You strum your harp and sing a little, and her panic settles."My father would hold me," she said, "To keep it all at bay." She pushed herself up into the crook of your arm. Her shaking settled even as thunder continued to growl in the heavens. "You really do play well," she said, "I remember when you played in Sidon I thought I might...might visit you after." She started to tremble again, but it was a different sort. "You'd made me cry and I wanted to...I am not sure what I wanted to do...."She lay her head across your chest."You are a strange Frank, I wish I understood you people," she said, nestling against your chest. A pleasant warmth filled your chest as you looked down on her face, suddenly very quiet and peaceful. She soon gave a soft snore as she lay against you."Don't stop playin..." she muttered, and you strummed your harp for her.
You play on a while for the children in the camp, helping each man and woman find some peace and sleep.You were soon asleep yourself.You awoke with her against your chest, your back to a snoring mule. As you rubbed sleep from your eyes the tarp was pulled away to show hard sunlight.You all stood, and admired the pools of water that stretched across the ground around you. Sabeen herself gasped, her eyes alight."The rewards of a storm," you said, and she smiled up at you.But the pleasure was cut short when one of your men pointed.Spears on the horizon, and turbaned faces."Bedu!" Aymal said, "Up your horses, they are dressed for fighting!"But your men are slow to form.> get them in order, these Bedu were coming up quick! roll 1d100, best of three
>>35646659Out of topic, but my name has dual meaning in sanskrit, one of them is Blazing Thunder GodSo maybe, he can recite the Indian folklore instead, about Indra, the god of war and thunder
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>35646717
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>35646705Hugos gonna be Salty>>35646717
>>35646721India is a land of fables and Prester John to Christians of this period.
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>35646717Deus Vault?
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>35646717ARRRRR
>>35646728>Hugos gonna be SaltyThat goes good with potatoes, don'tcha know?
>>35646728Yeah she's been riding hard for Wilhelm for a while though she likes Hugo too. Wil should talk to Hugo about it and see where his thoughts lie.
>>35646747Hugo is not potato plowing? perposterous
>>35646761Too busy gathering spilt noodles. Can't waste food on the trail.
>>35646744Aye mate, Chips and Fish innit?
You have your spear and lion helm in hand at a moments notice, pulling it on. You point too and fro, sending your footmen in double rows forward, spears presented and shields held high. Tancred and Etienne took up the centre, clapping spears to shields."Come on heathen, come on!" Etienne called, his little eyes wide to show much whites, "Come on!"You gathered up your horsemen, and stamped behind the infantry line. The Bedouin were marching up, one among them stepping forward and gesturing."What are they saying?" you asked."We've trespassed on a sacred place and must be punished," Aymal said, "I did not know this, forgive me." The Bedouin did not wear much armour, they looked little better than peasants, and only some rode camels. This was unlike what you had heard of Bedu in the past. They were not often thought a violent people. But those spears sure seemed mean. Perhaos there was no understanding the heathen in the end."They say they will fight us all or one champion," Aymal said, "What do you say?"> fight them all> send out a champion
>>35646795I CHOOSE YOU, SOLOBRO
>>35646795> send out a championHugo give him the D
>>35646795>Send out a championSolomon, attack!
>>35646795> send out a championSolomonPoor bastard doesnt stand a chance
>>35646795> send out a championAy maldon't die(Etienne is kind of needed to lead the foot)
>>35646817>>35646832Solomon, Body Slam !
>>35646795> send out a championSolomon is our Achilles.
>>35646848He is our Memnon. Let us just hope he doesnt meet Achilles
>>35646817>>35646832>>35646835>>35646843>>35646848> ITS SUPER EFFECTIVE
>>35646848>>35646854>Implying Hugo isn't our Achilles
You exchange a knowing nod with Solomon. He brings his spear about, and takes a gallop with his horse. He leaps -over- the line of footmen, his horse stamping the ground before them, nostrils flaring. The Bedu champion comes up on camel back, a long lance across his lap. He is as dark of skin as Solomon himself.They exchange some words, and Solomon laughs, the Bedu chuckles.They raise lances to one another.> roll 1d100, best of three
>>35646795I'd send out solomon but quick question how much better at fighting is solomon to Hugo. We should eventually let Hugo show off for the potatoes.
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>35646874He go this
>>35646882He truely does
>>35646880Solomon is so far ahead of Hugo it isn't funny.
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>35646874just padding it out
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>35646880>>35646874Bet Solobro got like 90WAR unbuffed or something crazy like that
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>35646882JESUS BE GOOD SOLOMON STOP! WE AREN'T EVEN IN CHINA, YOU CAN'T FIGHT LU BU FOR THE TITLE OF STRONGEST!
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>35646874we already won
>>35646896shit he really is our lu bu isn't he?
>>35646882Called it !>>35646866
>>35646915Nah, right now we're the decent-at-fighting womanizing backstabber Lu Bu. Now stop shoehorning comparisons to Three Kingdoms in this!
>>35646912>>35646882>Somewhere in china the tombs of Lu bu & Zhu Xing rumble
>>35646938>Zhu Xing's warboner pierces his tomb.
Though the Bedu's lance is longer, and his camel a strange beast, Solomon comes on calm and unconcerned. It is like a day at play for him. He knocks the long lance aside and brings in his spear.The Bedu with whom he had exchanged a laugh didn't have time to bring a shield up, or readjust his lance. Solomon took him effortlessly. A wolf on a lamb, his spear point driving through the unprotected upper lip, straight up until it hit the roof of the man's helm. He did it all in a single gallop, and drew his spear out as you rode by. He displayed the bloody tip to the Bedu as their champion slid from the back of his camel, dead.The Bedu visibly flinched, and began to walk away. They did not break, but simply melted before you back into the desert.Solomon walked his horse before the line, a cheer from your foot men."There's a man," you heard Maggie say, and heard a sigh rise from the womenfolk.You felt you might swoon a little too."He kills so effortlessly, I see why you choose him," Sabeen said, "But really, maybe show your favour to some other warriors sometime." She spurred her horse with a huff away from you.-You are back on the road, clear to Jaffa.> nominate a companion to spend time with
>>35646981>> nominate a companion to spend time withSolomon & Hugo, congratulate Solomon and ask Hugo about his......companions
>>35646981Whaaaaat? This is like the second time we've picked him to duel, and that first time was an emergency!
>>35646981>> nominate a companion to spend time withSolomon or Hugo
>>35647001did you miss him going full Musou after Welf died?
>>35646981Sabeen pls, dont do this to me> nominate a companion to spend time withSOLOMON
>>35647001Solomon has dueled two times and Welf once. I just think she wants to impress Wilhelm
>>35646999>>35646981this. If we're not careful solomon will take all the women for himself.
>>35646981EtienneLeave Solomon to his loot and glory. Hugo better keep the nuns in check.
>>35647023Cool, we did agree to throw some girls his way, not that he NEEDS the help, of course.
>>35647029Yeah, Etienne and Maggie
>>35647029>>35647042are we planning to steal some potatos? I don't want to ;.;
>>35647053Yeah, let's sip some mead instead.
>>35647053>>35647042>>35647029isn't etienne the new knight given to us by the queen
>>35647029Seconding, we should get to know Sir Etienne as he's both the Queen's Man and our only other knight apart from Soloman.
>>35647053Nah, we try to pair them with HugoNOT METAGAME SWEAR ON ME MUM
>>35647070I feel as though we will get the chance to speak to him soon anyway. We should deal with those already close to us first before the moment passes
>>35647069Oh whoops, tought about Etainne
Let's rename the knight, uhhhh, Jerry. Gary is also good.
>>35647152Or we could use nicknames for the pair.White and Red, like wine. Forever in conflict about who goes best with what.
You ride with Solomon on one side and Hugo on the other."You are always impressive," you said, "You'll make us all bad showing off like that."He smiled. "I do not show off, I simply do," he said. His spear moved dexterous 'tween his thick fingers.His eyes turn upward and he grins. "Truly, I am at my happiest with a sky above me and a horse beneath. That Church was lovely, but it dug into my skin."Yes, the Church. You knew something of how he spent his time there. "Why so keen to leave?" you asked, "That Church had some pleasant company."He shrugged. "It was pleasant enough for a time," he said, "But its time was drawing out. She was saying fool things, speaking of children and marriage, and my eye I cannot help but have it roam." He smiled. "I am not meant for marriage, or I would have remained in Dongola with my betrothed. She will be happier married to my brother."Women, they were something alright. "You have your eye on anything now?" you asked.He shrugged. "No, the girls are too young for my taste and the lady a-horse is lovely but....I do not poach." He cast a sly eye over to Hugo when he said that, and you saw Hugo blush.You supposed he did keep company with Sabeen when he could, but did he really...?"Hugo has become a man," you said."Oh?" Solomon looked at the boy, "You bloodied your spear, eh?"His blush was furious, but he nodded."The start of a mighty tally," Solomon said, "Just like your brother here."Hugo snapped. "I'll not be like either of you!" he said scowling, spurring his horse away.You exchanged a look and a shared shrug at his sudden temper. He was a growing boy.You come upon Jaffa, and you march in organised, many coming out to greet you. Family of the soldiers in your company came out with joyous crying. You saw Tancred embrace a fat little woman, they were crowded with children both small and growing large. One boy near matched his father in height.You spied a familiar figure, Hugh on the battlements of his keep.
>>35647152Lets call him the French dude, or that dude from Gascogne
Riding out of the keep with robes flowing and a smile upon his face was Malik. He cried something and Sabeen returned it, spurring out to meet him. They embraced on horseback.> go and greet Malik> ride up and call a greeting to Hugh
>>35647204>> go and greet MalikApologise for our lateness and keeping his daughter for so longThen we can go to lord Hugh
>>35647189>Hugo snapped. "I'll not be like either of you!"oh poor Hugo you can't escape the Koblenz smile.>>35647204> go and greet Malik
>>35647199His name is Jerry Lewis now.
>>35647204Greet Malik. Bros before politicos.
>>35647204> go and greet Malik
>>35647189Lol Hugh you are so adorable and shonen protag material
>>35647204>> go and greet Malik
You ride up beside Malik and his daughter. The man has a smile for you, reaches out a hand that you take. He is laughing with tears, and Sabeen took his old head and kissed him on the cheek."You kept her safe," he said, and he bowed to you."I kept myself safe," she said, pushing at her father, "He merely helped." But she flashed you a grin, and pulled you into an embrace with her father. It took some time to disentangle yourself. They were very warm with each other, Malik pressed his forehead to hers, a smile rich upon his face."I have heard about your exploits," Malik said, straightening his robes, "Your fame grows. What's next for you?"Oh you didn't know where to start on that measure.> tell him about Ascalon> keep that to yourself
>>35647283surprising amount of that>Inb4 op is secretly Miura taking a break from Boatzerk to write a series on the crusades
>>35647311>> tell him about AscalonAsk him to join us in visiting lord Hugh we can talk about Ascalon with both of them
>>35647311> tell him about Ascalon
>>35647283>HughY'mean Hugo, it's an easy mistake.
>>35647311> keep that to yourself''If I told you I would have to pay you''
>>35647311Tell him Ascalon, head over to Hugh later on>>35647313HF is Strayan so he might be the OP on STraya questI jest, but yea mate, Hugo is Isidoro/Isildur alright
>>35647378aww shit my crossquest nigga
>>35647311>Trusting a mercenary FUCKING WHY?!> keep that to yourself
>>35647424He trusted his daughter to us. We're entrusting our waifu to him.
>>35647311> keep that to yourselfMalik is bro (not as bro as Solomon), but the less people know this the better.We treat this like when we are guarding Ioveta's identity.
>>35647402Pass me the tinnies mate>>35647424Hes not your average mercenary you filthy Tartar
>>35647472And we broke that trust as soon as we were out of the walls
>>35647311>> tell him about AscalonWe are gonna need his Syrians
>>35647473 hereIt will be difficult to hide an invasion, but the later the enemy know about it the less time they can prepare for us.
Sorry, got pulled away on something.No, I didn't run Straya Quest.
>>35647479Wait, how did we break his trust ? We looked after his daughter aswell as we could and no harm came to her.
>>35647501fucking this >Keep it to yourself
>>35647506But she was bloodied and hurt in bed
>>35647501On the other hands, he can go Syrian and act as a scout, or gather some support for our cause, or prevent Syrian to attack the Crusader state while we ass-ramming AscalonIt has high rist though, I give you that
>>35647506Let's tell him we trust him 100%, but to trust him 101% we're going to need to buy his silence about it.
Why do you guys assume we want to mention the betrothal part of attacking the city? We can say we made an oath to the Queen that we would take the city for her in two years and leave it at that, most will draw up their own conclusions about political maneuvering in the background.
>>35647516That wasnt her Anon. That was Sir Joyce's sister the noble girl at the feast
>>35647526None of us has made any mention of the betrothal part. Just that we wish to go after the city
>>35647524we should talk to hugh about it and ask if we can trust him, if we do we can tell him.
>>35647527The rewards of the storm.
>>35647565She fell asleep on his chest but they didn't have sex.
>>35647565Anon cuddling up against someone while sleeping is not sex
>>35647516Who sabeen? the closest thing to sex for her is when she sleep on Wilhelm lap or get her body molested by Hugo in wrestling match>>35647503Im not Australian, but does that quest reflect the Bogan Life well?
>>35647583With Hugo, yes...With Wilhelm? Hahaha
>>35647565Are you 10? where is your Father?
>>35647596Elias pls we all know you date raped the Princesses
>>35647593Seriously anon, read some greek sometimes
>>35647604If you call that date rape, then Jehanne would have just been straight rape
>>35647663Cannot rape the willing brah
>>35647676Exactly, which the Princess was.
Poor Adel, Solomon is such a heartbreaker
You decide not to tell him of your plans. You liked Malik, but he was a mercenary at the end of the day. He might be on Ascalon's walls by time you brought an army down upon it. Though his smile for you was genuine, who knew what would happen when the war drums started."Who knows?" you say, "God has his own plans." You reach your hands up to the heavens."Very true," Malik grinned, twirling a mustache, "You have grown wiser I think. You certainly look older.""A night in a Jerusalem cell will do that," you said, "I had twenty."He barked a laugh and pinched your cheek. "Still a scoundrel though," he said, and released you.You continued up to the keep. Count Hugh waved down at you. His wife, a grey woman near twice his age, stood by his side. She had been crying.You dismounted with Sir Etienne. His little squire took the reins of both your horses.Count Hugh came out. He was smiling, but sadly. You heard the echoing sobs of a woman."I've done it," he said, "Though I hated to do it.""Done what?" you asked."Annulled my marriage," he said, "After our talk I got to thinking, that I must have an heir. My dear wife cannot provide one. She already has children grown. She'll be off to live with her youngest, Lord Walter.""And do you have a bride in mind?" you asked.He nodded. "My cousin Roger has a daughter I hope to wed. A touch sanguine, but legal. We are close, it would make us closer still."This was good news. If King Roger saw better cause with Jerusalem, it might be easier to win his support in taking Ascalon. But still the sobs of the aging woman intrude on you both. It did not sit well with you, and you could see it pained Hugh.
>>35647676Who says Hodierna wasn't willing? Elias is a cunt, though he is charming.
>>35647689keep saying that to yourself Elias, she tought you were WilhelmWine, dont ask
>>35647695Fucking hell Hugh you Idiot
>>35647718What's bad about this?
>>35647718The man's gotta secure his legacy.
"Come, stay the night," he said, gesturing to his keep, "Rest, have a real bed, and let us talk."That night he throws for you a warm welcoming feast, roast boar and duck for the Saracens. You dine well, he is a generous host. But he sits listless, twirling his knife under his palm, eyes lost in thought.A young girl sits speaking with Malik. She has the same curly mop as Hugh, and a slight part in her front teeth, but she laughed large and had a generous mouth, strong brows to add weight to her expression. A small black mark beneath her left eye was the only blemish upon her high cheeked face.A very lovely looking woman, and everyone around her seem infected by her smile.But even when she reached over to take Hugh by the arm, her smile could only muster a small little turn of the lips from him.> talk to him about Ascalon> cheer the mood with your harp and a song
>>35647730>> cheer the mood with your harp and a songLets get him in a good mood before we talk business
>>35647730> cheer the mood with your harp and a songBUTTELL HUGH BEFOREHAND THAT WE SHOULD SPEAK OF IMPORTANT MATTERS SOON
>>35647725>>35647726this is going to create conflict with Gerard & his brother, fuck this covenant is going to collapse if this shit keeps happening.>>35647730> talk to him about AscalonHAHA TIME FOR AMBITION!
>>35647730> cheer the mood with your harp and a song
>>35647730> cheer the mood with your harp and a songGET SOME PANTIES WET FIRST EH
>>35647751Eh, Gerard would make a good rival. We shouldn't go around knocking off every lord who rubs us the wrong way, but on a personal level, I don't value his friendship that much.
>>35647777Though we should totally wait until after Ascalon to see about Sidon.
Why did Hugh wants to have another son if he has Gerard? wtf?
>>35647777yes but you value his boats and the support of the covenant no? Hugh doing this is going to stir shit up
>>35647795Gerad isnt his son but his wife's
>>35647795Gerard is his cousin
Why didn't we buy that +5 Charisma item in the market?It even gave a bonus to feasts, which happens nearly all the time with nobles. Who are coincidentally the only people we should be meeting in the next few years to achieve our ambitions.
>>35647806>>35647814So which one?
>>35647827Also, we should make a double-neck harp to get more CHA.
Potatoes haven't heard William play properly yet. Stand by for MOISTURE
>>35647836Brother in law not cousin I fucked up
>>35647842We should channel most of our wealth directly into CHA for awhile, it's unlikely that we'll be beading Leadership/War for quite awhile, INT/CHA we need to get up as much as possible
You have Hugo bring forth your harp, and give it a practiced pluck."You play?" the woman asked. She wore light grey and flowers in her hair."Well enough," you remarked. And you plucked a merry tune that had the folks clapping along. You kept half an eye on Hugh as you played. His expression did not change much, but he tapped along to the rhythm.The girl stood and took to the centre, did a lone dancer for the amusement of the crowd, some men whistled, while Sabeen drummed her plate."Aines," she cried, "You show off!""Come dance with me then!" she called with a laugh, pulling the warrior from her chair.Malik's brow furrowed as his daughter took up the Frank girl's hand, and matched her step for step. It started a normal step, but as they crossed and brushed against one another a lewd hoot went up and the men leaned forward."Inshallah!" Malik muttered, averting his gaze as his daughter swanned about with the other girl. When your stop both were red faced and laugh against one another, and everyone but Malik applauded. "Disgusting," he muttered, "It is haram!"Hugh was laughing though, and poked the sour old man. Other girls were standing and pulling men forward to dance with them."You want to dance?" you saw Maggie standing before Hugo, hands planted on hips. "Let's do a dance."But Hugo scowled and drained his horn instead.They called for you to play some more, and Maggie danced with Etain instead 'til the handsome Syrian cut in and danced with both.> play a while longer> enough for now, you must speak with Count Hugh
>>35647888So he is not his wife son but brother? but Gerard said she is her son? does that means Hugh's wife a widow before meetin' Hugh?
Walter and Gerard are Hugh's sons-in-law, fyi. He is married to their widowed mother.
>>35647905>> play a while longerKeep a merry tune. Politics is so much easier when everyone is happy
>>35647905>Have a drinking contest with Hugo to get him less inhibited (spill our wine over our shoulder)
>>35647905> enough for now, you must speak with Count Hugh"Hugo, how about you attempt a tune?"
>>35647905>"You want to dance?" you saw Maggie standing before Hugo, hands planted on hips. "Let's do a dance.">But Hugo scowled and drained his horn instead.Hugo man I'm playing wingman right fucking here.> enough for now, you must speak with Count Hugh
>>35647905Tell Hugo not to be a fuddy duddy with da potatoes.> enough for now, you must speak with Count Hugh
>>35647905>> play a while longerLets have a party.>>35647940Dont embarrasing him anon, besides give him a chance to dance with some girls. Lets try push him towards Sabeen
>>35647905> Insha ALLAH> Not Masha ALLAHInsha Allah used when you promised something for example "I will come tomorrow, Insha Allah"Masha Allah is "BY GOD"> Play longer then talk to Hugh
>>35647966Cheers for the tip, will remember next time.
>>35647905>"Hugo, ya gotta be bolder! But make sure to keep a cool head, y'know? You're still a squire, so no kids yet!"
>>35647977No problem mateI had a giggle on > ABSOLUTELY HARAM
>>35647984Yeah when in doubt, pull out.
>>35647905>"Disgusting," he muttered, "It is haram!"Kek>play a while longer. give Count Hugh some alcohol
>>35647963We don't want Hugh too deep in his cups for our talk.
>>35647977Or you can also use "Astaghfirullah"Its used if someone or themselves are having a slip/mistake, basically asking for God's mercy. Can be used in this dancin' context also
>>35647905>> enough for now, you must speak with Count Hughwe need to be Sober & clear headed for this talk
>>35648029so hang on dancing is Haram? whats the deal with that?
Hey, wouldn't it be fucking nuts if we got Red Wedding'd by a group of assassins right now?
>>35648066don't joke about that anon thats our schtick when we go full Lannister
You disappoint the crowd when you set aside your harp. Some boo you as you take a bow, but its all in good humour. Your position is taken by the nervous court musician, who doesn't play near so well, but at least has energy. Hugh has risen from his seat and gestures to the corridor.You pat your brother on the shoulder. "Show some boldness from time to time," you said, "You would be surprised. A woman looks when you win other women, and looks away if you are too much the grumbler. You win nothing by sitting back and glaring."Besides which, if he did not move quick you reckoned Aymal may have both the Irish girls by morning. They certainly appreciated the way he moved them both at once.But you have other concerns, and follow Hugh into the corridor."What say you?" he said, "Consider my offer?" You had not put much mind to it, though it was still generous. "I've heard a whisper you mean to have a royal bride. My sister is a sweet girl but...I understand." Then he spread his hands. "But Ramla is still yours if you want it. It is a keep with farmland. Good land all around, with a small town growing fast. Overlooks a beach. And a muster of troops besides. If you don't take it, I've a mind to give it to the Church or one of the Orders." He said such you thought he did not want to do that.> take Ramla without his sister> take Ramla with his sister> yet again turn down his offer
>>35648092>> take Ramla without his sisterWe are gonna need that land
>>35648050No its not actually, but some diehard sadist is haramming everything related to fun. Like ISIS level bigot. Dancing with your belly exposed is haram, but what Sabeen is doing is dancing with a girl so its a mixed case. It could be haram if she do it to sexually entice the men as her intention because she exposed her aurat (forbidden parts, for women you only allowed to expose hands and face) to grown men. Mixing gender in a merriment is also borderline haram, well blowjob is borderline haram too but its not actually "haram"It is a big sin however, but no man or woman is without sin
>>35648092> take Ramla without the sisterThis is veeeeeery M&B. Build Dyeworks at the first opportunity.
>>35648092>> yet again turn down his offer''I am afraid this lion has been tamed by a dove & nothing but a kill satisfy her''
There is literally nothing keeping you from taking Ramla and still pursuing Ascalon. Just so you know.
>>35648092Take it without the sister, thank her furiously, get some tears on, the usual
>>35648092> take Ramla without his sisterHugh is the kindest man in Christendom.
>>35648122Anon, what is stopping us for taking both?
>>35648092Guys if we actually want to be ya know a king we kinda have to not be a vassal of Jerusalem.> yet again turn down his offer
>>35648136And if you are worried about Hugh being your overlord, remember that the Kings of England were often Dukes of Normandy too, and technically were obliged to the French crown. You cannot rule completely independent even when being a king yourself, some times.
>>35648092>Take Ramla with his sisterJust start your own Church that allows polygamy later
>>35648162>What is William King of England and Duke of Normandy
>>35648168HF already vetoed the Idea
>>35648168If you're doing that, then you start with the church and after it's established you take the wives
>>35648162Nah, Baldwin seems like he'll be cool if we invest in him.
>>35648162> William the Conqueror
>>35648092>> take Ramla without his sisterRamla is gonna be our power base
>>35648166Seriously guys, we got 2 hints already, lets get this over and refuse the sister, take the land and start to kill some Egyptians before they even get Mameluks
>>35648092okay what sounds better narratively? taking Ascalon without a power base or taking it as a vassal of Jerusalem?
>>35648092>take Ramla without his sister
>>35648228As a vassal of Jerusalem, duh.
>>35648228Take the land anon. We are gonna need its wealth and manpower. It is okay to be bold when you are also being smart
You did not see the conflict between your ambition and this offering. You might serve Hugh, for a time, but who could say where the balance would be when Ascalon was taken, and you had a royal wife? And besides that, Hugh did not seem so bad an overlord to have."I suppose I cannot refuse without seeming a curmudgeon," you said, and offered him your hand.He laughed and took it. "Very good, very good!" And then he pulled you into a back slapping embrace. "We will do incredible things together, Wilhelm, incredible things!"He released you, held you at arms length. "Was there something else?" he asked.> tell him about Ascalon> keep your mouth shut
>>35648228Lets try not to do the impossible here.
>>35648267>> tell him about Ascalon"Oh lord Hugh, i already have some in mind"
>>35648228We are not zhuge liang, he wont be coming the third time anon
>>35648267> tell him about Ascalon
>>35648267>royal wifeDOHOHOHOTalk to him bout Ascalon, but eschew Yvette's part
>>35648267"Incredible things brings me to the other reason I have visited... I have a wish to repay the Queen's kindness with Ascalon, what say you on this matter, would you join me or help me muster reliable men for such an undertaking?"
> tfw Melisende declares that we will marry her instead of yvette
>>35648347Oi, thats not fairBetween Yvette's adorable cuteness and surprising tendency of lewd and Her Ara Ara~ MILF aura, you gotta be kiddin mate
>>35648347She's already married dumb assShe might ask her to take her on the wedding night though
>>35648378>It's the final ruse to see if we're worthy of lovetta>Willhelms face when
>>35648378>the queen got so much hotness for Wilhelm she wants him to father one of her children before she is going to let him marry Iovetta
"I have a mighty task laid out before me already," you said, "Ascalon."Hugh's brows raised.You grin. "I mean to take it, as a gift for Queen Melisende. What say you, are you bold enough to help me?"His brows lowered and he grinned, slapped you upon the thigh. "Aye, that I am," he said, "Ascalon, it will be a jewel in her crown."You would need warmachines to see the job done, you would need engineers and miners alongside good soldiers. Hugh had put much thought into how he might take the fortress city. "And we would need friends," he said, "Strong ones from beyond the kingdom. Still our people are turned 'gainst one another. We must court foreign capital. Could you call for your one time liege in Trier, and have him come?"That was an idea, the arch-bishop held no small obsession with making a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Still, he would not know you from any other sell-sword that worked up the Rhine. But it was a thought, and a letter with your new title might serve to impress him."But first learn your new land, and from there prepare your forces," he suggested, "Train your troops and send for worthy men. Entertain other lords and visit other courts. You are a bold knight, but not yet a true lord. Do not fear, I shall teach you." He took you by the shoulder, his mood much lifted. "We shall be as brothers, bound by oaths of friendship, and when Ascalon is taken, share the spoils!"Now, you did not know about that....-End part 17Wilhelm +1 cha, +1 int
>>35648409Crusader Quest VN when?
>>35648412How dd you-!?!I mean, no of course not, that's silly. haha.
>>35648427Thanks for runnin mate, Cheers
>>3564842794 CHARISMALIU BEI SOON
>>35648445OI OI OI OI I JUST FAPPED YA POOFTAH
>>35648456If only we had gotten that +5 Charisma item, we'd already be at 99
>>35648427we can share Ascalon, but Alexandria will be ours.
>>35648427awww yeah we CK2 now>>35648445[Chivalry intensifies]
>>35648477I think the spoils Wilhelm were thinking of was were the Royal women
Ramla: Lordship in the County of JaffaPopulation: 800Size: small town and attached fishing and farming community.Buildings: round tower.Muster from population: 15Religion: Orthodox ChristianMonthly income: 20 pfennings
>>35648445Thread this thursday or do I have to agonisingly wait for next week?
>>35648494Can we have a peek into the hierarchy above us?Who can order us around? What would be the next step upwards?
>>35648168Iovetta will go crazy if she hears you just married some other chick. She'll be begging Elias to fuck her.
>>35648517Yes you can gain other titles.Hugh and Melisende can give you specific orders. Anyone else is overstepping their authority.
>>35648427>"...and when Ascalon is taken, share the spoils!"As a fortress looking towards the sea, Jerusalem and muslims, dividing it into quarters shouldn't be out of the question.
>>35648534Alright then, our goals overlap quite well with both of them so we should be fine.What are Fulk and Elias up to? Aside from house arrest?
>>35648550>What are Fulk and Elias up to?Find out in future installments of Crusader Quest!
>>35648571>FulkMuh kingdomMuh Strong ruler>Elias>Implying he's not raping half of Jerusalem after bein BTFO
>>35648571Has Orlando managed to keep from committing suicide?
>>35648571So just house arrest then.I wasn't asking for a detailed spoilerific stuff, just a bit of a status.Thanks for running HF
And yes, Straya Quest is pretty bogan accurate.
>>35648604Fulk is under house arrest. Elias is not. He isn't a subject of Melisende any more, just the Count of Maine.
>>35648627Darn. That's going to hurt us
>>35648660What? If he tries starting shit he's effectively declaring war on Jerusalem.
>>35648627What would have happened if we rolled 100 instead of 96?
Really hope that guy runs Mujaheddin Quest.So I can try to steer it into playing as a kindly physician treating everyday folk in Baghdad.
>>35648682probably have started a bloody coup
>>35648690It'll turn into Wilhelm MK2 or Zhu Xing, it's guaranteed
>>35648682King Fulk would have full on abdicated in shame, won over by your argument.>>35648701Nah, that would have been a roll of 80.
>>35648690>dumbing down medical knowledge for the patient's benefit>raising your own yard of herbs
>>35648680Vassals can fight wars among themselves without drawing in the kingdom as a whole.Luckily Maine is pretty far away.
>>35648715Man, dice rolls are powerful. Did you expect the trial to go like this?
>>35648715Schwaychances of a timeskip soon?chances of more Family showing up in the holy land?
>>35648738No, I thought you'd roll around mid-60 or 70 and slip the charge, but still have to fight the charge of abdication and one of infidelity against Hugh. And the game between Fulk and Melisende would continue.
>>35648715How would 30-50 have gone?Considering we were 4 away from 100, does Fulk consider himself in the wrong for doing that to us?
>>35648750Our father is worthless and our sisters are bitches.
>>35648769Hugo pls go enjoy some Potatos
>>35648756What did we abdicate?
>>35648781he mean abduction
>>35648750>chances of a timeskip soon?Less a timeskip, more a speed up I think.> chances of more Family showing up in the holy land?Signs point to 'maybe'.>>35648757At high stakes the success would have to be over 50, so that would have spared you an execution or imprisonment, but the lords would have been temporarily exiled and you might have had to take service with one of the holy orders as penance.>>35648757No, he still thinks he's in the right, he's just realised how unpopular he is among the natives.>>35648796Correct, sorry.
>>35648750When we are going to write to the Bishop of Trier we might aswell send a letter to the family aswell to tell them about our adventures, also make sure to praise Hugo to annoy father
>>35648494Please make this low on micromanagement ye?
>>35648756I'm having a hard time fathoming our stats.Could you give an example of the difference between say 50 CHA and 100?
>>35648806So the good news is that Elias is on his way to France then ?
>>35648816Oh come on, you don't enjoy empire building?
>>35648690Me? Im not Historical Literate, Im Muslim LiterateWe can do Mujaheedin lost in Indonesia though
>>35648816It won't be too anal.>>35648825Maybe.>>35648819Hmmm, 50 is Pete Campbell. 100 is Don Draper.
>>35648808>Impress archbishop because fuck you 90 Cha>He blabs to elector counts>[Chivalry Intensifies]>>35648806so basically we unlocked fast travel?
>>35648819>50 CHA>need to roll 100 to do anything>100 CHA >can fuck up as badly as you want and you won't die
>>35648854If only Welf lived. Our very own Karling
>>35648853>100 is Don DraperSeason one Don Draper, that is.
>>35648866personally I blame Orlando
>>35648853Meant more in practice than names. I really have no idea who either of them are.
>>35648842I am from Chapter Quest, if its done with the same mechanics it can be good. Otherwise pointless bickering ahoy>>35648853>It won't be too anal.Aye
>>35648854Probably just less random events/ambushes when we travel
>>35648876Mad Men, sorry.This guy: >>35648859Isn't entirely wrong.Though if you roll under ten, that's always autofail.
>>35648889> Its like im playing GURPS
>>35648879Get back to drawing
>>35648889Hugo is extra salty from Sabeen snuggling Wilhelm right?
>>35648889When can we learn more tricks like the one in Cyprus?In these two years we have to become the very best for Iovetta
>>35648946He's a little cranky. He looks up to both you and Solomon, but he isn't a womanizer and doesn't quite 'get' the whole flirting game just yet.Whether or not he follows his brother's path or forges one of his own you'll have to wait and see.
>>35648973>Implying Wilhelm doesn't know ALL the tricks>Implying Willhelm is medieval Freddy mercury
>>35648980You mean until we are in his POV again right?
>>35648987Wilhelm x Solomon x Chiri to a classical rendition of "I want it all" when?
Shit if we gave Hugo all the WAR bonuses Wilhelm had he'd be hitting 90
>>35649004>Wilhelm Solomon, Welf & Sigfrod could have been the mediveal equivalent of QueenI WANT
Holy shit I just passed a heal check in real life
>>35648999I hope we get another chance at the potatoes or saber while playing as Hugo
>>35649012What would have happened if we rolled a nat 1 on Iovetta's surprise blowjob?Or a 100 for that matter.
Asked this in the general but will ask here too.I'm thinking about running a Halloween Quest one-shot, but struggling for a topic. Any thoughts?Doesn't have to be historical or connected to this quest.
>>35649045Saber? Hodierna or Elaine?
>>35649045sabeen not saber
>>35649059Eh.Halloween is overrated.
>>35649045Anon you know its gonna happen, Hugo gonna Harem harder than willhelm.>>35649059Spooky spooky adventure Wilhelm & Co.
>>35649012Do you think the items we got for Hugo were sufficient for the shit he went through? Will Hugo talk to Wilhelm about his PTSD episode or all of his adventures in Jerusalem before the trial? What's Hugo's opinion on Fulk?
>>35649059Straya Medieval Quest
>>35649059Crusader Quest with devils, witches, and ghosts out the wazoo. Also, mummies. Three days later, zombies.
>>35649059Do an Omake for this quest where everyone is actually actors and we just come off after Wilhelm delivers his speech
>>35649052> 1MidEjaculation> 100Oh man I don't even know.
>>35649059Druidic sect in Ireland dealing with Faery's (maybe real, maybe a hoax or cover up) coming out on all hallows eve and causing mischief?
>>35649088>The Queen bursts in>Wilhelm just smiles
>>35649071Hugo likes Fulk a lot.The rest is kind of up to you.
>>35649071I think hugos not quite equipped to handle PTSD just yet.>>35649088Orgasm at the mere sight
>>35649088I'm left wondering how that 1 would have made things with the Queen
>>35649088>Iovetta's in prayer and we're uh... we slide down under her bed into our pants like the Grinch and wait for people to leave.
>>35649103We need to do some serious brotherly bonding time for a day or so. Maybe go hunting or even just fishing.
>>35649088>>Oh man I don't even know.We have a normal conversation with them while getting the blowjob and nobody even notices.
>>35649103I still think Elias and Hugo would make good battle-brothers, just not friendly at all though.
>>35649143>I still think Elias and Hugo would make good battle-brothers,no just.... no
>>35649088>Oh man I don't even know.Queen sends Hugo away and joins in?
>>35649156>They ALL join in.
>>35649156I'm afraid this isn't Modern Satyr Quest anon.Even if incest was disturbingly common in the middle ages (at least as an accusation)
>>35649163Eh, that seems like it'd only happen if we got three 100s.
>>35649163>An auspicious occasion where two Royal babies were born in the same week! One to the princess one to the queen! The queen's baby is Hugo's even though she thinks its Wilhelm's.
>>35649178But MSQ doesn't have incest. Yet.
>>35649059>Doesn't have to be historical or connected to this quest.Everyone says you're a vampire or werebeast. However, at festivities you may get a chance to make a friend.Secret roll to see if the friend discovers you actually are one. Try to make an acquaintance anyway.>QuestionWhich is Etienne's and Tancred's main stat?
>>35649213Wiggling his ears and belching the greek alphabet respectively.
>>35649059>You play as the spirit of the lion Wilhelm killed and tries to haunt him
>>35649213>Which is Etienne's and Tancred's main stat?They're both good soldiers. Solid War and Leadership. Etienne has a higher int though.Neither are unstoppable juggernauts, but they'll hold a line. Etienne, as a knight, can be entrusted with more 'diplomatic' tasks however.
>>35649234>Ramla experiences drought until the lion's young takes the fuck over.
>>35649178Is it really considered incest if you have a threesome with two sisters?
>>35649236If Hugo rolled a nat 100 fighting solomon what would happen?
>>35649256Hmmmmm.Well, considering fights aren't decided by a single blow, he'd just land a crit.
>>35649059I'd like it, maybe have it connected to Crusader Quest by Franz and Wilhelm's father?
>>35649059George Washington vs Sleepy Hollow: The Revenge
>>35649059Anime Crusader quest>Just as planned Wilhelm>GAR wilhelm>GAR Fulk>Aniki Raymond >Moe lovetta >Char Blaise>Comedy sketch orlando>Fanservice Chiri >Old man Malik>Fanservice everything>SOL shenanigans with Etaine & MaggieI'd play the shit out of it
Hey, is God real in this quest?
>>35649282What is Orlando doing? Out in the street?
>>35649282would it leave a scar/wound or would it just be tricky for Solomon to get out of?>>35649320>God >not real
>>35649320Doubt is the point of faith.>>35649313Isn't it anime enough already?I keep getting told so.
>>35649313>Melisende is student council president>Fulk is the head of the disciplinary committee>Iovetta is our class rep
>>35649335>would it leave a scar/wound or would it just be tricky for Solomon to get out of?It would be extremely painful
>>35649320Doubt leads to question, question leads to answer, from answer, faith
>>35649341And Wilhelm is a new transfer student to the school, right?
>>35649313No. Crusader Quest is enough Crusader Quest. He should do something different, like a Ghost Academy.
>>35649336Needs at least one archangel sword to be full anime, so you're good.
>>35649341> Melisende> Not AraAra MILF TeacherNUBIAN>>35649356Raian pls
>>35649363Well if Ghosts are involved, these characters all died nearly a thousand years ago.
>>35649336No you can never be too Weeb like just throw out all the realism & go full Anime bullshit>>35649341>Adelheid is straight as senior>Solomon is delinquent>Wilhelm/Elaise passive aggressive combat for the title of ''prince charming''>>35649348 4U fuck you I said it
>>35649379>you can never be too WeebYou can. Weeb is to be tempered with a proper powerlevel and filtering the chuuni/shonen.
>>35649336Its anime for Hugo only, he is the Shonen protagonist
>>35649395but the whole point of a one shot is too chill & be ridiculous as all fuck
>>35649395Are airships and flamethrowers too weeb?
>>35649398Isn't this a Seinen, though?
>>35649395Here's the thing, you take the powerlevels of Dynasty warriors and J-J-Jam it in to crusader quest, add a dash of anime and Its FUN!
>>35649431Nah, I'm good with how things are now. I do hope that there willy be duels with hundreds of bouts, though.
>>35649409Are they your secret/unique/special weapon? Then yes.>>35649431>Dynasty warriorsPopulation plummets to zero one hour in.
>>35649454wait HF is this a possibility?
>>35649454>willyHey, has anyone else noticed that the main character's name is wil-helm?
>>35649059why not run a witcher like quest hunting a monster
I just realized we a) didn't say farewell to lovetta & b) didn't give her sandals & a ring
>>35649683It was kind of weird how much haste we put into getting out of the city. We had initially just wanted to get the gang together and get everyone caught up to speed, but that somehow turned into a mad dash to meet up with Hugh.
>>35649683Can't meet. The Queen monopolized everything.
>>35649683Keeping you separate from Ioveta was deliberate on the Queen's part.That's all I'll say on that.
>>35649822Shes jealous aint she?We just need to dick her and get Iovetta as the ultimate DICK move
>>35649885She wants to protect Iovetta by getting Wilhelm first
>>35649911Bitch is horny as hell.I support the idea of fucking all the royal bitches.
>>35649911>>35650006The royal sisters are horny fucks as far as I recallIovetta included, not a month and shes giving head already holy molly
>>35650006Fuckin' lions and their harems.
>>35650044We almost got NTR'd that's how horny she is.
>>35650044Don't underestimated the Koblenz magic anon.
I wonder if Hugo could become the Prince's Hound?
>>35649822>>35649885>>35649911>>35650006>>35650044>>35650046This is going to end badly I know it.
>>35650063Yeah, if worst comes to worst and Melisende blocks us from Iovetta for any reason, we may have to declare her insane and send her over to Count Hugh's before she can behead us.
We're def not fucking Sabeen though, right? I think that'd crush Hugo.
>>35650097>disregard betrothal arrangement acquire ara ara YandereFucking Koblenz magic how do you even work?
>>35650110Only brotherly threesomes with her it seems.
>>35650123I think it's because we're German.
>>35650063Come on anon. Trust in the dick.It's never led us astray before
>>35650054Dont you bring that up again mateI HATE NTR FUCK YOU NTR GO TO HELL ALLAH DAMN YOUR SOUL ETERNALLY WITH IBLIS DOWN THERE FUCK
>>35650110Why not? If she was into him fine I don't care but she has shown none of those feelings to him.
>>35650147It leads us astray all the time!
>>35650152Now having your lover sleep with other people isn't that bad, it's only when they don't love you anymore or love someone else is when it gets soul crushing.
>>35650166Shut up, Franz. Go count our pfennings.
>>35650180Exactly. Where would we be if Chiri wasn't such an enterprising slut?
>>35650164It'll be the perfect challenge for Hugo that will test both his courage and ability to keep a cool head. Also, if she rejects him, it's not the end of the world, there plenty of other girls.
>>35650212>Hugo becomes the first person to get a brain freeze ever.
>>35650180ITS MY TRIGGER, MY KRYPTON
Hey, do y'all think the Queen is scared of her sisters and was the one who originally convinced Iovetta to join the church, and then sent a bunch of assassins after her, and is now abusing her in confidence for daring to think she could be free?
>>35650411I think you should reduce your cocaine intact
>>35650418>>35650420No really, I saw this in Umineko one time. Shit got bloody and dark.
>>35650438I should rephrase my opinion then: reduce your anime intake, umineko and conan included