character sheet: http://pastebin.com/rZQ8vVBd (embed)holdings: http://pastebin.com/m33m5nZ5 (embed)previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=crusader+questThread 5 didn't archive fully: http://archive.moe/tg/thread/34542810/#q34542810Twitter: https://twitter.com/KoblOfSecond Verse, Part 9It is the Year of Our Lord, 1134.You are Wilhelm, Lord of Ramla.And you at last bound to return to your lordship. Your men march in double column down the dust swept roads of Jerusalem, your riders guiding the flanks and scouting ahead. It is a disciplined war band that makes its way from Jaffa to Ramla, a road south and into rough frontier country. The landscape of the Holy Land was as dry and uninviting as ever, but you felt within yourself a renewed vigour. Glad to be done with the road, at least for a time, and to concentrate your energies in other directions.You had new companions, and old ones, to introduce to your lands. Lands that were not yet intimate to you. You hoped in your absence nothing unfortunate had befallen it. There were many dangerous to maintaining lands, particularly so close to the area where the kingdom of Jerusalem and the Caliphate of Egypt met.With little to occupy your mind save staring out into those long, hard fields, you thought to spend your time in company.> nominate a companion
>>40343010Maggie, let's find out what was of the night.
>>40343010SisterBTW last nights thread was second verse part 7 this one is second verse part 9
Y'know, we should start looking into getting some seeds, maybe encourage the people to go all Cuba on this place. Always depresses me that the Holy Land isn't green.
>>40343010>Maggie we've barely talked to her at all as either brother
>>40343084The censored foursome was verse 8
>>40343084Yeah, that was an error. Last thread should have been part 8.
>>40343010>MaggieAsk her about the baby!
>>40343091It's plenty green where people cultivateNo reason to go full Arrakis
>>40343091Y'know what it could really use?MORE TILLING
>>40343185Garth go home your dead.
>>40343091>>40343185What is this? Farmsader Quest?
>>40343207MY TILLER IS DEEEEEEEAAAAAAD!!!!!!!!!!11
>>40343210It's said that prophets would look to their crops for signs from the lord!
You decided to keep the company of a girl you'd spent little time with, the Irish lass Maggie Ui Harra. She came along on a plodding mule, and looked much surprised when you rode up beside her."M'lord," she offered. The girl rode with axe across her lap, and fair skin all but hidden under a linen wrap. The red haired types burned quick under a hot Jerusalem sun, and the girl did much to protect her sensitive skin."How have you been this last journey?" you asked, keen to get a read on the Irish lass.She smiled, green eyes twinkling. "Oh its been a right craic of a time," she said, "Dancin', and travel. Not to mention helpin' deliver a babe. More than I'd ever do cooped up in St Anne's."You looked the former novice over. She seemed a sturdy young woman, built for rigorous life. A woman like that could do well for herself in a hard land like this. When she turned in her saddle she looked back to the Arab physician Mohmed and belted some Arabic phrase down at him. It seemed to startle the young man, and he shouted something back that made Maggie laugh."Doing my best to learn the lingo," she said, "That lad is whip smart, but talks like a half-addled child for all his learning. So I'm doing my best to meet him half way." She kept a broad smile upon herself. Truth was you'd yet to see her in a mood that could be called glum. She kept a cheery air about her that seemed to infect many that kept her company."Keen to be home?" you asked.Her eyes drifted. "Home is green hills cloaked in a low fog, shinnin' with a mornin' dew beneath a grey sky." Then she looked back to you. "But this'll serve as home for now. Truth, I'm keen to see Etain again. The girl is a bit of a waif but good for a yarn." The other Irish lass, left behind to assist Lady Rosalie.The days seeped by, drawn out by the heat. Until Ramla came into view.Sentries kept watch, and let up a hail at the sign of your approach.> ride ahead> arrive with your men
>>40343233>>40343337we get it anon you are a Siscon
Goddamn it guys, no foursome ?What ever happened to the Bard Knight ?
>>40343375What are you talking about anon. I dont want to bang our sister. We arent disgusting pagans
>>40343384We're the Bardlord now. Have some damn responsibilities
>>40343384CHA is kill, anonWe only LEAD now
>>40343366>ride ahead and make our horse dance like Django Unchained, we're German
>>40343366>> arrive with your men
>>40343384Bard knight is killwe Ambitious lord now!> ride aheadwe really really need to stop Solobro from killing Orlando
>>40343366> arrive with your men
>>40343384did you not read chiri's analysis of the thing? Too many problems for a night of dickings.
>>40343366> arrive with your men>>40343402>>40343411>>40343418>>40343428https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nabNdHO6lYk
>>40343386Farmland Saga was the first that came to mind for me aswell
>>40343437>Wilhelm thenhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JVwfJGfins>Wilhelm nowhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGMWL8cOeAU
>>40343487I must confess to not having played transistor and thus not knowing the connotations of this song.
>>40343487>Implying this wasn't Wilhelm thenhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFDcoX7s6rE>Implying this isn't Wilhelm nowhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9fSEdZIM08
I just noticed that Orlando walked the entire way back home. Kek.
>>40343571Sir froggy gave him a horse
>>40343549Close, but Wilhelm then https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hFDcoX7s6rEWilhelm now https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hFDcoX7s6rE
You kept with your men. As you approached you noted the wall. It was not fixed completely, but work had been put into it. You noted the strangest thing. A pillar as tall as three men. Rounded from the base to the flat top. And sitting at the top was a large black man, a bow across his knee and a handful of arrows in hand. He wore a shirt of maile and a wickedly curved blade at his hip.As well as a thick beard and hairy grown long and wild.Solomon of Makuria. He was an intimidating black eagle over looking your approach."Here rides Lord Wilhelm, my brother," he called to you, "But what rides beside you other than a rat?" He put arrow to bow string and let fly. The arrow thumped deep into the saddle of Orlando's horse, causing it to buck in fear. Orlando was no less fearful.If Solomon had meant for that arrow to kill Orlando it would have. And as he strung another arrow, drew it back with an audible tension, you feared the next one would prove fatal."Peace!" you called to him."I made an oath," he said, "To kill that traitor. Would you make a liar out of me?"You had heard of this oath and seen the scar upon his forearm. When you thought Orlando lost to you the gesture had touched your heart. Now it sent you to near panic."Solomon, please, lower your bow and listen," you said.He did not lower his bow, nor did he let arrow fly. "Speak, brother," he said.> roll 1d100 best of three
>>40343571>Orlando Grenier, Levantine knight. 23 years old. (a loyal knight of woeful countenance)>- arming sword, shieldheh.we really should give him some gear. nasel bar helm, a courser, a spear and a maile shirt.
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>40343590
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>40343590solobro, pls
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>40343590
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>40343590>He gave his life for me! To shoot him is to shoot me!
>>40343610You based motherfucker!
>>40343610God be with ye, anon.Come solobro, accept orlando back into the fold and welcome him like the lost brother who was found.
>>40343610By the Great Peacock i am awesome
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>40343590chill brah
>>40343610>Orlando status: Savedthank you based anon
Orland has experience in governing land. If i remember correctly he was fairly decent at it. I say we make him our steward.
>>40343732Orlando with the officials, Solomon with the officers.
>>40343732dont we have rosalie in that position already?
>>40343770Nah. She is seneschal. She takes care of our houseland and day to day afair in the castle.Orland would be more in charge of the surrounding land and so on.
>>40343770seneschal not exactly the same but close
>>40343779Household. Goddamn it.
>>40343779So the Reeve?
>>40343830When ever some farmers can decieded who should have the pigglets when or other menial descions. instead of having us do it. We will delegate it to Orlando
"Orlando saved me from an assassin's blade, and risked his own in the effort. He has the scar to prove it," you clicked fingers and Orlando took your meaning. He striped to his bare chest, showing the long angular scar that had opened the meat of his chest. "I have forgiven him, and accepted him back into my grace. I ask only that you remember your duty as a Christian. To forgive others their trespasses, and remember that ours is a religion of redemption from sin."Solomon lowered his bow hesitantly, eyes still full of contempt for Orlando.He let out a frustrated throaty below."Damn my eyes for a Christian man!" he said, and then slipped from his perch. He landed on the ground hard, feet kicking up an explosion of dust. He stood tall, eyes taking in all of you.And then finally he smiled, displaying his brilliant white teeth."Christ knows I've missed you," he said, walking over and pulling you from your horse and into a rough bear hug. You laughed into his chest and then he released you, clapping some of the travel dust from your tabard. Then he reached up, and plucked Chihirizahd from the saddle. Settling her down next to you. "Long have these days felt half empty."He whistled, and out came the raw recruits you had left him with. Not so raw now. They marched quick. Carried their arms like veterans, and assembled for your inspection."I've had not much else to do but be their Satan," he said, gesturing to his men, "And now they are a devil's hell."You nodded approvingly as one fetched your horse. They looked toughened. You could only guess what harshness Solomon had forced them to endure.You walked into the township with Solomon, relating to him all your activity. The man listened, giving a nod here and there. At last you came before your tower keep.
>>40343596It's not as if you are not drowning in wargear. We could outfit every footman as a serjeant at this point. A Lord should be generous with arms to his men.
>>40343830it's covered but prehaps we should review Xenophanes work so far.currently I'd try and bait Gerard's brother into joining our coalition with temptations of a chance at revengewhich may or may not happen
>>40343894How about we focus on Ascalon before we go all Guan Du on Hugh ?
>>40343914Exactly anon, eyes on the prize.
"Things have not been so rough here," he said, "We've chased off some trouble makers, blooded the men, but otherwise its been quiet."Your household staff was waiting for you before the keep. Rosalie and Etain, well groomed and immaculate. Not a hair out of place not a spot of dirt upon them. Rosalie presented to you a couple of velum parchments."Your finances are in order," she said, "We have begun rebuilding the walls, we expect it to be finished in only a number of months. Our neighbours have shared with us some grain as a show of good faith, which has done wonders for moral. We still need a replacement priest for the people. I'd suggest sending to Jerusalem for one. We've had two births and a death n your absence. An old woman, nothing unusual."You look over the parchment. "All seems in order," you said, handing them back. Rosalie smiled and offered you a bow.> retire for the day> take a quick tour of the town first
>>40343929>> take a quick tour of the town firstWörk Wörk
>>40343885Solobro I love you man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK7XwLbd-oI>>40343914why do you think I'm suggesting baiting Gerard's brother to join us?It's a cold war between us & Hugh for leadership right now and we need to one up him>>40343929> take a quick tour of the town first
>>40343929>> take a quick tour of the town firstBut dismiss our companions first, so that they may retire to rest.
>>40343929> take a quick tour of the town first
>>40343929> retire for the dayhousehold matters check, send for that priest
>>40343929>take a quick tour of the town firstLet's see if we can find pig-boy!
Maybe we could find a suitable second squire in the town.
>>40344018You know, we could ask Solomon to fetch us one. Or ask the local Reeve for a nice, settled family
>>40344036Rip leopard girl ;.;
>>40344067I said suitable. Girls cant be squires anon.
>>40344077Dead people can't be squires either
>>40344077>Implying Implications>Implying she couldn't have been the meanest martial lady this side of the Mediterranean
>>40344099So she is dead AND a girl. She cant be squire on the double.
>>40344099I'm pretty sure leopards can't be squires as well
>>40344119Well fuck you too. I didnt even want to be one anyway
>>40344036Is it that time already???
You dismiss your companions and soldiers. It is your desire to inspect your town. A lord should be familiar to his subjects. The others, tired from the road, are happy to be allowed to depart. Only Solomon keeps you company as other disappear into the tower.The two of you walk through the broad lanes of the town, not talking much but enjoying the sound of villagers at work. Some stopped to consider you. Others hailed Solomon with familiarity and affection that he returned. It seemed a peaceful, rested place."This is good land," he said, pausing to take a fruit from a stall in exchange for small coins. The vendor smiled, pushed the coins back toward him. "Good people," he said through a mouthful.A few young women of the town giggled at the sight of Solomon. Some had swollen bellies. No doubt in time there would be a few dark skinned children running around.A cold drink was brought to you by a dark skinned green eyed girl. She must have been eight or nine."My lord," she said in cracked Latin. You took it and drank."Eh Xenepha, tell your papa I'll be around tomorrow for that commission," Solomon said, waving the girl off. He pointed to a smithy. "The blacksmith's daughter. His only child, like to learn his trade if he finds no wife to give him sons."Solomon seemed well ingrained with the rhythm and flow of the town. You owed him a debt for taking such good care of your people."Rosalie helped," he said, "The woman has a mind of numbers. Not too good with people, but good at getting things done.""Good at anything else?" you asked with a sly grin.
Solomon snorted. "She's nose deep in that pale girl most nights. I think she wouldn't care for my company. That pale girl however..." He chuckled. The novice Etain, who he had claimed to be too young. One particularly boring day had led into an interesting afternoon that had changed his opinion on that subject. It seems her education had expanded quickly upon leaving St Anne's walls."A keener slut I've never met," Solomon said with a great deal of enthusiasm.You did a circuit of the village. It brought you back to your fortified keep."Well, its good to be home," you said, looking up at the barely familiar white tower. In old times it had been a mosque.You came into your hall with business on your mind. You had to prepare, and fortify. You had Rosalia summoned to draft a letter.> send for a priest (30 pfennings Roll 1d100)> send for an engineer (50 pfennings. Roll 1d100)> send for a troubadour (30 pfennings. Roll 1d100)> send for a squire (15 pfenning. Roll 1d100)
>>40343384I'm really wishing people would drop the whole 'bard' thing, or the sexual aspect at least. Now that we've got responsibilities, it simply adds unnecessary complications and will, without a doubt, fuck us over sooner or later.Wilhelm should be a silver tongued man of ambition, not a maker of moronic decisions.
Hugo really needs to fuck the potatoes now. We can't let the dykes win.
Rolled 38, 7 = 45 (2d100)>>40344226>> send for a priest (30 pfennings Roll 1d100)> send for a squire (15 pfenning. Roll 1d100)
Rolled 92, 16 = 108 (2d100)>>40344226> send for a priest (30 pfennings Roll 1d100)> send for a squire (15 pfenning. Roll 1d100)
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>40344226>> send for an engineer (50 pfennings. Roll 1d100)Squires on recommendation
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>40344226> send for an engineer (50 pfennings. Roll 1d100)
Rolled 78, 58 = 136 (2d100)>>40344226>>> send for a priest (30 pfennings Roll 1d100)>> send for an engineer (50 pfennings. Roll 1d100)
What's a troubadour?
>>40344274Welp we greek fire now
>>40344226>The novice Etain, who he had claimed to be too young. One particularly boring day had led into an interesting afternoon that had changed his opinion on that subject. It seems her education had expanded quickly upon leaving St Anne's walls.>upon leaving St Anne's walls>implying Hugo wasn't right about her whoring it out
>>40344302well there's always Maggie>yfw she's a pure slut
Man, can you believe that in just 1000 years, we'll all have flying cars that are modded from the scrap we can find in the moon-deserts?
>>40344227Players are fucking retarded. I feel for you but making them think smart? Its worse than herding cats.
Hey HF, will you make a ¨What if?¨ scenario where Wilhelm didn´t say no?I just want my filthy 4way smut
>>40344358Its not like we brought them along for their purity and virtues. Did you really think they would continue going after Hugo even when he has rejected them at every turn?No wonder Etain went to someone else. This isnt a Harem Anime
You worked into the night, drafting letters and arranged to have them sent out on the morrow. An engineer was much needed for the building or war machines. As was a priest for tending to your spiritual needs. Last of all you had need of a second squire to help Hugo with his duties. Rosalie informed you of the sum you would need to pay for all that you wanted and it was no small sum, but you were compensated in spirit when you recalled the promised riches from the lucrative horse trading ring you had joined.You retired to your study.For the next two weeks what would you like to do? The day to day running of things was kept well n hand by your staff.> work to increase your WAR> work to increase your INT> work to increase your LEAD> work to increase your CHA> throw a feast to strengthen the bonds between your men and lift moral (insufficient funds)
>>40344433Stop thinking with your dick, anon. He already gets enough, and has nothing to gain from bedding anyone at this point.
>>40344454> work to increase your LEAD
>>40344439But what if it was?>>40344454> work to increase your WAR
>>40344454> work to increase your WARIts our weakest stat and it would be foolish to think we arent going to use it during the war
>>40344454> work to increase your INT
>>40344454> work to increase your WAR
>>40344454>> work to increase your LEAD
>>40344454> work to increase your LEAD>>40344439of course I just hope Hugo can give maggie a good tumble before it's happens to her
Guys, we ought to increase our WAR. Remember a battle uses both our Lead and our WAR stat and right now WAR is really dragging us down.
Guys, we can have Solomon teach us how to shoot a bow good. Let's train WAR!
>>40344525anon WAR is for personal combat in crusader quest, Wilhelm is very much a tactician commander not a frontline commander.
>>40344454>work to increase your WAR
>>40344564Not just personal combat. I believe HF said that during a battle he used a combination of our Lead and WAR.
>>40344564Then why do we wear a goddamn Lion's helmet? If we want the moniker of lion, we'll need to be as ferocious as one. Plus, I don't ever want to get pushed around by someone like Theodore ever again.
>>40344594Hf can we get a clarification here please?
>>40344594This is correct, for the most part.
>>40344623because >Wear lion helm>Beat Richard the lionheart to the punchalso>Become known for wearing a lions helm>Throw it away in order to escape if we fuck up bad or wish to distract the enemy
>>40344456Read again. I just want an alternate scenario, a pastebin of smut, not an entire thread´s worth.
>>40344645>>40344454> work to increase your WAR
>>40344650You disgust me. Hey, is anyone else a cowardly lion?
>>40344454>Work to increase your LEAD
>>40344623also Theodore would have likely just killed us if we tried to WAR it up, power isn't just a personal thing, it's an extra personal thing as well>>40344672>Cowardlynice way to spell pragmatic if we fucking critfail an invasion
>>40344694If we critfail an invasion, it's over for us. We should accept our death with dignity and... foist it all on Hugo!
>>40344694Not if we shot him and his men in the face with arrows.
>All these WAR delusionsAnons pls, I'm trying to cook
>>40344808Its like you want to get killed in a Saracen ambush
>>40344706we can try again....potentiallyalso do you remember that War is our dumpstat? Im not saying leaving at shit but our other stats are our strengths not our sword arm
>>40344706Think there is going to be a bit more than one or two rolls for the invasion.
>>40344808>>40344838We're going to WAR. We certainly don't want to be lacking in WAR. If something is our dump stat, we should exercise ourselves to where it's not such a dump stat.
You decide to focus your attention on studying the art of war, which involved two things. One you were good at. Reading the heavy Roman tome, the Strategikon of Kekaumenos. It occupied much of your night. Reading over passages on both formation and training, supply lines and stratagems. You explore its dense passages and with the jhelp of your more experienced companions, piece it all together in your head.The day is spent in martial drills. Each day a different opponent, overseen by Solomon. Sword alone you face Sabeen, and exchanged blows across the keep yard. Tancred took you for training with the spear. The cross and clack of wood and steel ringing out, punctuated by your curses when the man-at-arms struck a sound blow upon your padded gambeson. He would grin at your mistakes, but then show you how to correct them with careful instruction.Solomon took time to instruct you on the bow, but he found you a poor student. Nubian men begin training since youth, as young as six years of age, and he was frustrated by how fumble fingered you were with the weapon.It was taxing work, but you felt your body harden under the rigorous training, and your mind sharpened by study. Afternoons in the shade playing shatranj with one friend or another was a pleasant diversion.All this time your sister Mathilde set up a nest in a private chamber, and made friends with the women of the hall. She seemed to respect your authority, but made no effort to engage with you. Though you caught her watching you train from a windowsill more than once.> roll 1d100, best of three
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>40344889
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>40344889HERE WE GO
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>40344889
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>40344889
>>40344907Eh, that's passable.
>>40344907>>40344910Could had been much worse
>>40344889>Solomon took time to instruct you on the bow, but he found you a poor student. Nubian men begin training since youth, as young as six years of age, and he was frustrated by how fumble fingered you were with the weapon.Wilhelm is just not an archer.
>>40344907every time we engage in WAR as Wilhelm the result is somewhere between Mediocre to OH GOD WHY?this is why it's our dumpstat
>>40344974Shut up already?
Y'know, one of these days we should go hunting with Chihirizahd. She said she used to hunt back when she was a child, she might enjoy it.
>>40344970Should be throwing spears>>40344889>Mathilde set up a nest in a private chamber, and made friends with the women of the hallWhom?>>40344985Stop being such a triggered fag, anon
>>40345008Actually buying falcons and falconeer kit might not be that bad an idea. Falcon Hunting is a great sport to entertain and impress noble guests.
>>40345008that was like a decade ago or some shit anon>>40345028our sister, goddammit guys if you've missed threads go and fucking read them
>>40345028>Whom?Most likely the Irish girls and Random servant girl #1 #2 and #3
>>40345046I went to a Hot Air Balloon Festival over a decade ago. It was neat. I think it would still be neat even now.>>40345051Oh, sweet Jesus, the lezzing!
Wait, so is Forbidden Love confirmed?H-how lewd...pastebin when[/spooiler]
>>40345081point is she's going to have to learn again from scratch basically, she's been a slave/bedslave for bout a decade anon>>40345092http://pastebin.com/rZQ8vVBd
>>40344907Your studies paid off in time. You soon found yourself more a match for Sabeen's exchanges, guard fast and launching counter attacks she was forced to answer. The woman grunted with effort at your matches now, and ended it panting and covered in a layer of sweat. You could not help but be pleased with yourself, though you were doubly tired. The cooling months of winter's approach had helped, but you still found yourself over heated after hours spent in constant exercise under the heavy padded gambesons you wore for these boutsThe bow you at least managed to achieve what Solomon called a 'novice touch' managing to loose an arrow with a little accuracy over a hundred yards. It was a beginning.> War +8One morning, as you stripped your gambeson and washed sweat from your face and chest with a cool rag, a herald arrived. Sabeen had unbuckled the front straps of her own gambeson to reveal her tight black stomach, letting the breeze cool that baked skin as she panted in the shade, sword and shield heavy in her hands. Hugo announced the man as being from Jerusalem."Queen Melisende sends word, that she plans to winter in Ramla for Christmas," he said, "She calls upon Lord Ramla to make ready all provisions for a royal entourage."That surprised you, and sent your village into a frenzy of excitement. A royal visit from the Queen herself, with an extended stay. All knew you were in her good graces. Christmas was not far away. You did not think the Levantines made much hey of Christmas, much like the French themselves, but you were a German. Christmas was important.She was expected to arrive within the month.You left the fine detail to Rosalie. Yourself, you had other duties.> continue in your studies for the remaining time> occupy your time with your companions until the Queen arrives (nominate)
>>40345046Seriously, anon, stop.
>>40345129>> occupy your time with your companions until the Queen arrives All of themEverything has to be perfect when the Queen arrives.
>>40345129>continue in your studies for the remaining timeLEADERSHIP!
>>40345129>> continue in your studies for the remaining time+8 too good to resist
>>40345129> continue in your studies for the remaining time Show her we are taking this seriously. Hope Iovetta is with her.
>>40345129> occupy your time with your companions until the Queen arrives (nominate)Hugo and Etienne. One needs to polish his manners, the other is our Queensman
>>40345190why? at this point we're at least a middling swordsmen best to focus on something else >>40345129OH GOD WHAT IF LOVETTA'S WITH OH LORD OH MY!
>>40345227That's why we practice war. She comes up seeing us dueling Tabcred shirt off muscles rippling sweat dripping off our grow and just as she pulls up disarm him and win.
>>40345129>> occupy your time with your companions until the Queen arrives (nominate)everything has to be perfect for the waifu and the potential smut queen
>>40345227Now you're just baiting
Guys, dont fuck this up. If there is a chance to fuck the Queen. Take it.
>>40345129> occupy your time with your companions until the Queen arrives (Hugo and Mathilde)
>>40345129>> continue in your studies for the remaining time
>>40345291If Fulks not here that is [I hope its to soon for that] >>40345279forgot to nominate Hugo & Mathilde those two need some serious etiquette attention
>>40345291If she comes alone to troll Wil, I'm game.
>>40345337The queen likes Hugo. I'm sure Mathilde is smart enough to work out how to behave.
>>40345129> occupy your time with your companions until the Queen arrives (nominate)Hugo. We seriously need to improve his Court skills so he doesnt drop spaghetti all over the place. Practice some CHA with him
>>40345371doesn't mean we shouldn't make an effort, I mean this is the queen a certain measure of preparation among the family is due alongside the actual household
>>40345129Infact. We should give all our friends and comrades a quick guide in court edicate
>>40345454Wil's the foreigner. Etienne and Rosalie are the locals
>>40345454>>Infact. We should give all our friends and comrades a quick guide in court edicateThis is the queen. If she asks to fuck, refuse as politely as possible.
>>40345474Rosalie is english and Etienne is French
>>40345474Doesnt mean our people know anything about court edicate. Just try to make sure they dont make a fool of themselves and us.
>a certain measure of preparationDon't worry anon, I've got us covered!
You decide your time is best spent with your family. Hugo knew the queen, possibly better than you did, but his manner was rough and only growing rougher. You took him aside at every evening meal to instruct him in conversation and etiquette. You even dragged the pair of them to the hall one day to make sure both knew the proper way to dance at a royal affair.They were much aggrieved to be forced on one another this way, but they suffered for your benefit and learned quickly.Hugo at least continued your instruction in private. You saw him once struggled with poetry in an idle afternoon, with Jacques in company keen to mock him. The lad ignored his friend and continued on. You smiled, perhaps he had a troubadour lurking some here in that hard head of his.Mathilde was consumed with excitement to meet the queen. Tales of her beauty and wit were far reaching, and you worked to temper that enthusiasm. Her cold shoulder warmed as you spent time with her, ensuring she knew the protocols of Jerusalem's court. She was a ready student, and when you were done you were certain her knowledge of customs in the kingdom was a little stronger than your own.Your men, some were prepared and others were not. It mattered little. Solomon had his men work to build an extention to the barracks to host the Queen's entourage, while Rosalie ordered the best of the region to attend the hall and prepare the queen's chambers.It was a nervous tight rope you all walked until winter itself was upon you.The first touch of it barely seemed a winter. You were used to the deep German winter's. The bone shacking and stomach clenching chill. It was cold to be sure, and you went in layers, but you did not see the threat of snow on the horizon.The herald came again to announce the queen's approach, and you watched from the peak of your tower.
It was not the great being lumbering host you had expected. Surely there were knights and soldiers with her, but you had expected a carnival of nobility. Half the realm in her train. When they came within your walls you though it a small sum for a royal party.You went to welcome the Queen and her entourage.Melisende was more beautiful than when you had last seen her. Her skin was clear and expression untroubled and serene. She wore a dress of white cut to cling to her shape and wore a blue shawl about her shoulders. Her honey-blonde hair was worn in thick tied braids that trailed down her back. A silver diadem sat upon her brow. That plump, inviting mouth of hers smiled easily for you.With her was her near as lovely sister Hodierna. She wore Melisende's colours in reverse, a white shawl and blue dress just as well fitting for her slightly so thicker form.They had with them no other nobles of merit. A couple of knights of the hospitallers and a nervous eyed middle aged priest. Along side the thirty men-at-arms that guarded their royal person, they had a couple of ladies-in-waiting to attend them.Neither Iovetta nor Prince Baldwin was with them.All your household was presented to the Queen, and all bowed in respect.She smiled for them, raised them with a hand. "Stand tall my friends," she said, "I am honoured to be your guest for this season. Do not feel compelled to bow and scrape to me at every turn. In this place I am but a friend visiting friends. Here to celebrate Christ's birth."No one seemed to relax at that. She was being nice, but it was only a polite gesture. She was the queen, and would be treated as such.She turned to you and ran a finger along her chin, considering your more solid frame."Lord Ramla," she offered you her hand.> kiss it> bow above it
Solomon is a lot more popular to our smallfolk than us
>>40345826>> kiss itTime to charm. She likes that i remember.
>>40345826> kiss itThough I don't know the symbolism, what does each one mean?
>>40345826> kiss it
>>40345826> kiss itOh she is playing.
>>40345851One is flirtatious, the other respectful.
>>40345826>bow above it
>>40345869Ah, so it doesn't mean all that stuff about deference, loyalty and all?
>>40345805> kiss itThe Queen has flirted with Wilhelm since she first saw him and his cock
>>40345826> bow above it
>>40345939>>40345885Anon are you sure you are not just being contrarian?
>>40345929In private not in front of her entourage>>40345869Would Wilhelm know how to do it in Germany?
>>40345826>> kiss it
>>40345957Yeah. But this is just a small kiss on the hand as a greeting. Other people wont think it too strange.
>>40345826> bow above itbarding is for the party
>>40346000The party has already started and we better start out strong.
>>40346010Jerusalem assumingly which sucks
>>40346040The Queen is on the hunt and Wilhelm is the prey. She is not gonna let her sister interfere
>>40346010In Melisende's sex dungeon for thinking she's people.
>>40346052I swear to god if this is here testing if we're faithful to lovetta or not......
>>40346098I doubt it. The Queen has a real lust for Wilhelm and appear to have no problem in taking him as her lover intill he marries her sister. Heck think even HF confirmed she wanted Wil's babies
>>40346098don't matter. So far the votes have been inclining towards lewd, purity and cockblocking.
You press your lips against the back of her hand, eyes upon hers. You see those eyes narrow, those lips spread wide in a smile. You squeeze her palm a little before releasing it."Why Lord Wilhelm, you are as charming as ever," she said, and her eyes worked your shoulders, "Though different already in some ways.You have been busy.""Sharpening my skills, honing my body," you said, "Preparing.""Hnn. Yes, word has reached me of your efforts. Know that we are well pleased with them," she took you by the arm and together you walked into the tower. "Ioveta sends her regards, and a note that I'm not meant to know about. Hodierna has it and will present it in the evening. She remains in Jerusalem, caring for my boy. Baldwin has a slight cough and was not fit to travel."You come into the hall, carefully decorated in the German style for Christmas. Holly and mistletoe strung from the rafters. She looks about it all coolly, never losing her smile."How rustic," she said it with fondness, flicking at a low hanging cluster of mistletoe. "But before I can truly appreciate it, I must retire to my chambers and have a bath. Would you show me to them?"> show her to chambers prepared> give her the use of your chamber for her stay
>>40346116Yeah but does that lust trump her love for lovetta?I can see it being a win/lose situation for us honestly
>>40346140>> give her the use of your chamber for her stayShe is the Queen and the best chamber is for her.
>>40346140> show her to chambers prepared
>>40346140> show her to chambers prepared>Not keeping appearances
>>40346140> give her the use of your chamber for her stay
>>40346140> show her to chambers preparedOur people worked really hard on them.
>>40346140>> give her the use of your chamber for her stayOnly the best for the ruler of the holy land, we of course can "rough" it
>>40346166>> give her the use of your chamber for her stay
>>40346188Those chambers are for her people anon.
>>40346140>> show her to chambers prepared
>>40346140>show her to chambers prepared
Guys. Giving her our Chamber shows everyone we are giving her the best and make us appear humble.
>>40346140>>40346268> give her the use of your chamber for her stayForgot vote
>>40346140>> give her the use of your chamber for her stay
>>40346268It also show them we know our station in comparison to hers
>>40346140Changing >>40346188to> give her the use of your chamber for her stay
>>40346140it's leeeet'o'clock up in here!
I find it hilarious we still havnt gotten the money from the Turk corpse. Probably sitting in some Templar Bank Vault
>>40346411I thought we did? Oh yeah, we still have that one prisoner. Hey, we should let him in on the Christmas Feast, he practically lives here!
>>40346436I was thinking about using him for a peace treaty once we have taken Ascalon (and maybe Darum and Gaza) In order to make the Caliph more likely to give into our demands.
>>40346470Not sure if it's viable but it's worth a shot
"You have the use of my chambers," you said, "The most spacious of the keep.""You are not put out?" she asked. You shook your head as you led her up the winding stairs. "Well, then I graciously accept." She placed a hand over yours.As you walked she mentioned the visit of the Count of Toulouse. "Arguing my husband's case," she said, "As if I need to hear more demands from Frenchmen besides him. Foreigners, all looking to subvert my authority. It is tiring. They are such bores. My husband remains under house arrest until I say otherwise. No one else." Her expression turned hawkish at the mention of Count Fulk. Then she sighed. "They want me at least to have another child. A boy they hope. If I can provide the French with that, their barking will abate."You came before the chamber door. "There is private bath within," you said, "Every amenity you could hope for."Melisende stood with a hand to the door, looking over her shoulder at you."I received an interesting letter from my friend Adelheid," she said, "A very enticing letter of great detail." You raised a brow. "Hmm. She seemed much enraptured in her prose. I thought she scribbled to me a fantasy. The strange thing is, your name was mentioned in it.""And what did she say?" you asked.Melisende's eyes moved over your frame. "Oh she went into long, hard detail. It's much too much to simply repeat off the cuff from memory. But her words, well, they were quite intoxicating. We all enjoyed it. My sisters and I." She leaned forward, finger tips upon your chest. She leaned up to your ear. "Ioveta keeps it folded beneath her pillow."And then she drew away with a spirited laugh."Now if you will excuse me, I must freshen up," she cracked open the door and slipped in to your chambers. She did not shut it behind her.> leave it be, this might be a test> follow her inside
>>40346550> follow her insideI have a feeling this is not a test! She mention what happened in Sidon and how she wants a second child.
>>40346550>Ioveta keeps it folded beneath her pillow."OH MY>leave it beRemember we want her to crave it
>>40346620She is already craving it anon. That was an invitation.
>>40346550>> follow her insidebut don't start anything just keep talking to her with our back to her.
>>40346550> follow her inside
>>40346550>> follow her insideBe done with it, the Queen must be happy for further negotiations
>>40346632And..... To give in at the first hurdle is hardly sporting anon
>>40346550> Leave it be,
>>40346550> leave it be, this might be a test
>>40346670Anon. She is the Queen. It would be rude to let her wait. Where are your manners ?
>>40346550>leave it beUntil we literally wake up to her munchin on our dick, we assume she's testing
>>40346550> follow her inside>>40346722She is litterally doing that just now anon.
>>40346687Waiting? Anon this is the prelude, the stage has yet to be properly assembled, it would be a shame to rush this
Only reason to wait is to read the letter first. Who wants to read what's in the mystery box?
>>40346550>> follow her inside
>>40346739I.... I know. But it still doesn't rest easy.
>>40346550>leave it be, this might be a test
>>40346550> leave it be, this might be a testA test of HYGIENE. Everyone knows you do things only AFTER you freshen up.
>>40346550>> leave it be, this might be a test
Wilhelm is going to be so unfaithful (with how anon's play him) it's depressing. I feel bad for best waifu Iovetta.
>>40346909Remember how she enjoyed the fact we fucked Adelheid?>>40346550>> follow her inside
Hmm, is there any special reason why she wouldn't go to Count Hugh for a baby daddy?
You wait a moment by the door, pondering its significance. Was this a signal from Melisende? Perhaps, perhaps not. You shrug, and close it softly behind her.- end of threadHugo +2 chaMathilde +1 cha
>>40346909It's only unfaithful if it's not marriage!Besides this has been a long time coming.But seriously this ends when we marry loveta
>>40346947She has no feeling for him
>>40346958HF pls. It tied. Final destination please.
>>40346947She isn't physically attracted to Hugh, she loves him as a brother.
>>40346958Nice job betas. That was our chance
>>40346960It's ok to cheat on a fiancé but not a wife, right?
Alright HF, would there have been sex?
>>40346958Did we fuck up?
>>40346993Yeah, that's what the Bachelor party is for.
>>40346988>not wanting to read the letterLiterally the only reason to nope. Letter first.I voted for 4P, but details must be investigated first
>>40346986It's ten past five in the morning.Sorry but I gotta hit the hay.>>40346994Maybe.>>40347007Depends on what you consider a fuck up.
>>40346993Wilhelms complicated, he can lust but he only loves lovetta
When did this quest get so filled with samefags?
>>40347036>It's ten past five in the morning.Can we have this vote next time then?
>>40347036What's in the letter? Does Iovetta have cake for us?
>>40347036Missing sex?>>40347049Since the thread filled up with shitposters who won't into what we've been trying to accomplish for the last 15 threads
So why do so many anons base their votes mainly on lewd or purity, only to succumb to paranoia votes in the end?
>>40347098Because Theodore's gonna rape us and everyone we love
>>40347084>What's in the letter?It's about Adelheid being fucked by Wilhelm anon. The queen and her sisters masturbated to it.
>>40347084It was about what Wilhelm did to Adelheid in Sidon.
>>40347171>>40347189No, no, no, the one Iovetta wrote to us.
>>40347165Pls, he has an army to do it for him. But first he must try to rule Bizantium. That takes some years and murders.>>40347171He means the other letter
>>40347098I picked it because we need to stop thinking with our dick, because sooner or later it's going to bite us in the ass. Wilhelm was already confronted by what he might become if he goes down the path of excess (that one fat lord), and it's time to start being fucking responsible.He's got Chiri, and soon he'll havr a loving wife.
>>40347214That letter aint running anywhere. Bit odd to hold out for that
http://pastebin.com/JEE8ZM7HMathilde's character sheet.
>>40347230Mmmm, Chiri and Ioveta sandwich!
>>40347210We'll find out, but until then we should draw out the seduction until the queen is literally begging for it (basically go back & read jehannes seduction back in thread 2(?) and repeat it on the queen
>>40347256Oh fuck another cha/int heavy Mc Hell yeah baby
>>40347311She can fight too!
>>40347233>my spy wrote about your help to her cover>my sister has a letter from your betrothed for you>I came alone and stressed, let me take a bathToo many variables, intelligence first
>>40347339>50 war>50 WAR>50>WARAnon I think she's more likely to stab herself more than threaten someone
>>40347393Yeah, and have the opponent risk our fury.
>>40347410Are the summons best of three, first roll, vote threshold...?
>>40347257Is Chiri aware that Iovetta is his true love? Hell, what is her opinion of Iovetta?
>>40347410>>40347471Oh god lets just break the charisma meter and have The world fight over her mythical beauty>>40347492If I recall correctly summons work on a pay per re roll thing, either that or a best of/reroll thing
>>40347230And what will not fucking her bring? She'll likely become more frustrated and irritated which will worsen relations.
>>40347492Well, it'll take three rounds of combat before we show up on a spirit lion from the sky.
>>40347539She's down with threesomes. But is Iovetta?
>>40347564I wasn't around for that vote, anon. I was still deliberating before HF actually posted.
>>40347555So we're paying 125 best case scenario (no squire), or just paying for every roll then taking the best?
>>40347564>And what will not fucking her bring?A full day of gossip and a full night of eventual sex.
>>40347564She knows Wilhelm is cautious, but also he openly flirts with her. I don't think much will come of this, other than her craving for cock growing in intensity.
>>40347624I think the 99 got in for our engineer, but for squire & priests we may have to pay more or choose between a dud & a stud squire/priest so to speak>>40347564Look I'm all for fucking the queen but we need to be smart about who & when we fuck, Aines in the middle of highs castle may have fucked us over but after a few days & more than a few barrels of wine most of her attendants will be lax enough for us to be discreet about it.
>>40347720The reason why the Queen is travelling so light is obviously because she wants to make sure there is a small as possible chance anyone finding out.
>>40347720There's no good squire roll. There's excellent rolls for priest and engineer off the bat
>>40347759Still best not to take chances, the higher we climb the higher our stakes will be and well the queen is pretty high stakes and if there's even a rumour of the queen fucking around with us, the wolves will be upon us and that will not be pleasant for us or the queen.>>40347779My mistake then
>>40347836Anon there are rumors that the Queen has fucked half of Jerusalem. Heck there probably already are rumors that we have fucked her already.
We should trick the queen into anal.
>>40347273I think maybe Wilhelm just likes having to work towards sex instead of having it handed to him.
>>40347858Yes but her visit & her favour towards us will work as circumstantial evidence and god forbid a child's conceived before she makes up with Fulk, well our reputation would be unsalvageable amongst the piously minded & the French court maybe others, the fallout would be on a scale we can't yet manage
>>40347720>but we need to be smartMy priorities are, in orderSocializingIovetta's letterMelisende
>>40347936Perhaps regardless we need to think with our head before cock because the stakes are to damn high.>>40347943Discretion needs to be added to the very top of that list anon
>>40347998But we could also give Baldwin a half-brother, like a little royal Hugo.
>>40347943I am pretty sure the Queen has already thought about that. I am certain that the sole reason she is here is to get Wilhelm's child and is using the christmas visit as an excuse to get close to him without it looking supcious.
>>40348150I know, I just want her to be clean first, because I don't know where she's been, and we're mediciney.
>>40348180But we could had helped her bathe
>>40348227And lose all the mystery? For shame, Anon.
>>40348150Well It would be better to underestimate her than overestimate her at this point as long as we're discreet and cover our end of things, no one could ever claim we'd so much as given her a second glance
>>40348289Ofcourse we should always strive to be discreet. But i wouldnt worry too much of rumors. Even if anyone tried to start anything with it. It would fail. Only support Fulk has is in France, far away. Almost every lord in Jerusalem is in the Queen's pocket and Fulk himself has literally been grounded by his wife and is not allowed to leave his room
>>40348334So what you're saying is, we should totally try for a nephew-in-law?
Has anyone archived this thread yet ?
We don't know if she wants a child that badly, but at least one night should make the festivities worth it.
>>40348442>"They want me at least to have another child. A boy they hope. If I can provide the French with that, their barking will abate."And she is gonna make it a German child just to spite them.
On whether or not to give the Queen with a cub: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuHfVn_cfHU
>>40347049When faggots started taking things too seriously and decided to kill all fun
>>40349593Our friend got raped in front of us. We've gotten arrested. We've almost been killed on multiple occasions. We can't dick around much more!But, the Queen seems like she knows what she's doing. I just hope that what she's doing isn't testing us.
>>40350226Anon. You are really just now overthinking, jumping to conclusion based on assumptions despite every evidence to the contray. leading to extreme paranoid resulting in in-action