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“A Knight is Sworn to Valour. His Heart Knows Only Virtue. His Blade Defends the Helpless. His Might Upholds the Weak. His Word Speaks Only Truth. His Wrath Undoes the Wicked.”

Every child in Cantôn knows of the Knight’s Code. From peasant-born waifs playing with sticks in the mud to keen-eyed noble sons practicing with cold steel in the training yard, all have at the very least dreamed of one day becoming a knight themselves. To ride out on errantry into the Five Duchies Kingdom and beyond for God and Glory, bringing the Law of Adam to the wicked and the Blade of Cain to the beast.

The Knights of Cantôn are sworn to follow the Code, to obey the King, to refuse no call for aid honestly asked for, to seek out and destroy the Foe wherever it may lurk and rid the world of evil.

Were it so easy…

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Many years from now, not far from home…

“Ah, what can I tell you of Nova Cathagi? That City of Cities?” The bard plucks at his instrument wistfully, less a proper tune for the moment and more of an absent toning while he describes that foreign realm. “A land of downtrodden slaves and heathen slavers, monstrous men, in turn ruled by a monster of unparalleled terror, aye and majesty too. Such terrible majesty.”

The innkeeper places another bowl of tonight’s kitchen special on the table next to the wanderer, careful to do so innocuously enough to distract the bard when he’s having his moment. That’s when the patrons like him best.

“They call it the center of the world, those pagan scholars. And perhaps, in a way, even to us that holds more than a grain of truth. It is, after all, where we come from. The land of our forefathers, the birthplace of those brave souls that went on to forge the Cantôn we know and love today. Not home, no. Not anymore. But there is some part of us, I think, that will always be drawn there to our beginnings.”

A faraway look enters the storyteller’s eyes as he continues. The hushed crowd leans in, as enraptured now as they ever were even at the height of the bard’s accounting of the terrible storm during the voyage.

“I have only been there once in my life, and for any Almighty fearing soul you can say that once is more than enough. But for the truest of the God’s faithful, it cannot be any less than once. At least once in their lifetime a Cantônian pilgrim should let their eyes behold that sight, that grand City on those southern shores. Terrible in its might, terrible in its beauty, terrible what man can achieve in defiance of God’s guiding hand and how even the great can be twisted to…” The bard pauses in his reverie at a polite cough from the innkeeper, responding with his signature wry smirk and soft self-depreciating chuckle. “Heh. I’m sounding more like a priest now than a storyteller, aren’t I? Enough sermons then, I shall say only this. You should see it, the City. Just once, if only to walk in the footsteps of giants…”

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POV Verification Vote: Open for 24 hours
If your ID changes during this thread, please link back to your OG vote here or your new ID votes might not be counted.

>Young Lord Damien Andrei, elder brother and heir to House Andrei

>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate

>Sir Karlaus Rabe, the gruff Montbrun companion

>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon

>Tracker Jean, the Business Partner from the Wastelands

>Sir Willem Glasdale, the friendly protector of Grenmire

>Sir Karlaus Rabe, the gruff Montbrun companion
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>>5534310
>Sir Karlaus Rabe, the gruff Montbrun companion

Hooray!
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>>5534310
Missed you Forgotten, more than you know. Welcome back!
>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon
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>>5534310
>>Young Lord Damien Andrei, elder brother and heir to House Andrei
THIRD
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>>5534310
>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon
We've seen Damien, Robert, Karlus..... wait why is Karlus twice? anyway we haven't heard hide or hair or Marc or Ms. Hewitt yet and I'm wondering if they've had grief fuelled tryst on the road. Anyway I hope we can refrain from all being savage autists during the upcoming discussion.

Also fuck me how the hell do I Kniggashop homer in this meme? fuck!
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>>5534310
>Young Lord Damien Andrei, elder brother and heir to House Andrei
I am the kniggest
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>>5534310
>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon
Lets fucking goooooo m'lads. Time to see what our boy Marc is doing.
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>>5534310
>Young Lord Damien Andrei, elder brother and heir to House Andrei

Bear
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>>5534310
>>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon
We're back, lads!
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>>5534310
>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon

First time posting here after lurking for ages
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>>5534310
>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon

WITNESS ME!
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>>5534310
>>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon

WE ARE BACK.

Happy new year Forgotten. It's good to be running again.
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>>5534310
>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon
HOOOORAHH
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>>5534310
>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon

This is me.
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>>5534310
>Sir Willem Glasdale, the friendly protector of Grenmire

I can never remember who we last saw
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>>5534306
>>Young Lord Damien Andrei, elder brother and heir to House Andrei
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>>5534310
>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon

Welcome back Forgotten, Valorous deeds incoming.
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>>5534310
>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon

Ayyyy, I was finally able to catch one of these during the Verification stage! It's
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>>5534310
>>Tracker Jean, the Business Partner from the Wastelands
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>>5534310
>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon
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>>5534310
>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon
Ah look, you're back. Here's the check master for when I stop lurking again.
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>>5534310
>Sir Willem Glasdale, the friendly protector of Grenmire

Wonder why he's an option.
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>>5534310
>>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon
l33t
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>>5534310
>>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon

Whee we're back
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>>5534310
>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon
Good to see this return.
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>>5534310
>>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon

Let's see how our favorite hedge knight is doing.
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>>5534310
>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon

We've been gone so long Sir dan Marc and Lady Hewitt are probably already in Andrei lands. Maybe we'll get a chance at seeing how our family fares.
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>>5534310
>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon
We ball, we ball
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>>5534306
I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS

>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon
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>>5534310
>!Young Lord Damien Andrei, elder brother and heir to House Andrei.
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>>5534310
>Tracker Jean, the Business Partner from the Wastelands
Oops Anon went a millimeter off the end of the sentence, better highlight THE ENTIRE GODDAMNED POST
. . .
Welcome back Forgotten.
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>>5534310
>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon

Knight and fair maiden shenanigans
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>>5534310
Fucking let's go!!!
This month just got alot better.

>Tracker Jean, the Business Partner from the Wastelands
Ima tracker till she wins.
All will be dust.
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>>5534310

>Sir Willem Glasdale, the friendly protector of Grenmire

Really curious what he's up to
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>>5534310
>Sir Willem Glasdale, the friendly protector of Grenmire

It's gonna go to Neil, who's definitely my second choice, but I've wanted to see what's up with Glasdale ever since he became a choice for the PoV vote
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>>5534310
>Asandi
*shakes dust off - oh wait*
>Sir Karlaus Rabe, the gruff Montbrun companion
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>>5534310
>>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon
my body is ready
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>>5534310
>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon
goodbye boat
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>>5534310

>Sir Willem Glasdale, the friendly protector of Grenmire

He wouldn't be an option if something wasn't rotten in Grenmire.
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>>5534310
>>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate
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>>5534310
>>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon

Fugg yeaaa LETS GOOOOOO
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>>5534310
>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon

Yes dude!
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>>5534310
>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon
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>>5534306
Oh shit. Imma lay anchor here with this post.

>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate
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>>5534306
Posting in a chivalrous thread
Give 'em hell boys!
>Sir Willem Glasdale, the friendly protector of Grenmire
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>>5534310
>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate
FOR VALOR
(And shield-bashing)
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I'm back my kniggas.
Who's ready for some memes?
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>>5534310
>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon
I want to see how hes doing. He almost left us after we led him thru Fallavon and nobody can blame anyone for that, but we gained his true loyalty. I hope he does well and makes a name for himself, after all, he is still rather young.
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Also I recall that forgotten requested some suitable images of Vancewell, so I shall be supplying a few of those as well
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>>5535337
I am...unless...
"Alpha, Meme Shaman has escaped. Recruit a team of samefags with attitude."
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>>5535337
>>5535339
>>5535341
>doesn’t vote for verification
>just drops multiple OC valur memes and walks away

Holy based, Batman.
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>>5534306
LETS DO IT!

>Sir Willem Glasdale, the friendly protector of Grenmire
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>>5535341
this is great and also makes her unreasonably cute.
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>>5535342
I am so happy someone got the reference
Would it be funnier if they just recruited one guy?

>>5535345
Meme shaman don't vote
Meme shaman is for memes only

I'm currently working on learning how to edit webms ánd how to actually be able to draw shit so that my repertoire doesn't only consist of slapping Emile's head on everything

I'm gonna try and get about one meme done a day but that's a soft commitment

Meanwhile enjoy Faebae
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>>5535361
>I'm currently working on learning how to edit webms ánd how to actually be able to draw shit so that my repertoire doesn't only consist of slapping Emile's head on everything

Absolutely audacious
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>>5535363
"You see copper clipper, A bear cares not that an elaborate shack lies between him and his quarry, for it will simply charge through. Just so that The Almighty cares not for the machinations of the unjust, His storm will rend them asunder all the same."
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>>5534310
>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate

Phoneposting right now so future IP Is bound to change.
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>>5534310
>>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon
Seems like I'll get my romcom roadtrip this time
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>>5534310
>>Sir Willem Glasdale, the friendly protector of Grenmire

Land! I see land!
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>>5534310
>>Tracker Jean, the Business Partner from the Wastelands
it's vuluur time
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>>5534310
>>Tracker Jean, the Business Partner from the Wastelands

FINALLYYYYYY
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>Forgotten still hasn't answered why Karlaus is on the vote twice
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>>5534310
>Young Lord Damien Andrei, elder brother and heir to House Andrei
We're finally off this fucking boat, but the ride will never end.
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>>5534310
>>Sir Willem Glasdale, the friendly protector of Grenmire

what's our Creeping Horror bro and co. up to?
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>>5535516
>off this fucking boat
For now, the return trip isn't likely to go quite as smoothly.
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>>5534310
I can't remember if I did the autism vote yesterday as I was very hungover. When in doubt, we do it again.

>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon
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>>5535524
There is no guarantee we are leaving this city alive or even sane enough to execute our exit strategy.
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>>5534310
>>Young Lord Damien Andrei, elder brother and heir to House Andrei

Vancewell 4ever
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>>5534310
fug 40 mins left lmao
>Sir Willem Glasdale, the friendly protector of Grenmire
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I think I'm just on time today, with a hastily gathered piece of tribute for our honoured QM once more as before.


>>5534310

>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon


Let's check on our lad.
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>>5535559
The tribute mentioned
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>>5534310
>>Sir Karlaus Rabe, the gruff Montbrun companion
Hopefully not too late!
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>>5535512
Soon the only choice will be [Hearty]
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>>5534310
>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon
Ohhhhhhh yeaaaahhhhhhh
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>>5535561
Fucking cool anon, very nice
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>SELECTED: Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon

Tunegan, 13th Day of Kostrimun, 883 A.C.E. – Romaine – Castle Andrei
While the food was not as exotic or garnished as one might find in an Aubrey or Fallavon hall, it was without doubt generous. It pleased Lord Andrei to see his veteran men-at-arms break their fast with him in the great hall, a seat at the longtable for any man be they a noble knight or common veteran sergeant.

The breakfast meals were hearty and loud with the laughter of men that have faced much together. Lord Andrei did not truck to formalities here, at least not with those the Lord had felt had earnt their place, but there was nonetheless a deep respect. There was a camaraderie there, a bond that spoke of men having faced horrors together. The women of the castle rarely joined at the morning meal, breaking their fast elsewhere in the Castle. Even the servants were males, pages and squires or lesser unproven soldiers. Sir dan Marc was unsure if this was a Romani custom or the Lord’s personal preference. In his three days at Castle Andrei, Sir dan Marc had not once seen the Lady Hewitt again since delivering her here safely.

It had not been an easy journey, travelling by the backroads and lesser known paths from across the continent to avoid detection. Nor did Sir dan Marc judge himself a particularly chivalric companion, a hedge knight barely above a lowborn as the sole escort for a highborn maiden. He had never been entirely comfortable around the fairer sex, they always seemed to him such alien creatures. A different sort of Fae. Attempts at conversation for their first few days, weeks even, had been stilted and awkward. Sir dan Marc had maintained the horses and gear diligently, while the Lady had contented herself with reading the same three books several times over. She had only been allowed three during her detainment under the Reginate’s watch, more house arrest than a dungeon. She had refused to leave those behind, despite the hurried nature of their departure from Port Bounty.

[1/4]
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The full weight of what had befallen her house had at first been unclear, but they had overheard snippets as news from Pascae overtook them on the road. Eventually she had confronted her escort over it… that had been a difficult conversation. Sir dan Marc was not good at reading people even on his best days, but it was little wonder that news of the attainment of her entire noble house and every adult relative of that lingeage was a blow she had yet to recover from.

She still had her life, in no small part to Sir Andrei and those in his service, and for that she was grateful. The journey had not been without danger but, praise be to the Almighty, aside from hurrying off the path at the sight of one galloping Reginate herald and a particularly dicey encounter with bandits, they had arrived at their destination unmolested. Lady Hewitt had refused to leave those behind. Sir dan Marc had assumed she would be accepted as a lady-in-waiting for the matriarch of the Andrei family, but the eldest sister Roselyn had wasted no time in scooping her up into her own entourage upon their arrival. Sir dan Marc had hoped to see her tonight at the evening dinner, just to reassure himself of her wellbeing, but it seemed the Andrei’s were keeping the disgrace noble lady close to their chest for now. Sir dan Marc couldn’t fathom why, politics was not his strong suit.

The evening dining in Castle Andrei, such as tonight, was vastly different from the morning meals. These Lord Andrei reserved for his close family and guests of honour, of which Sir dan Marc was surprised to find himself counted among. Lord Andrei’s son and heir Damien had introduced Sir dan Marc to the most senior of the men present at breakfast, but Sir dan Marc had felt out of place and kept his peace except where prompted. At the evening meals, under the gaze of Lord Andrei, Sir dan Marc felt himself too often the centre of attention.

Sir Neil dan Marc had never been much for talking, another area not his strong suit. He was deeply self-conscious of his lacklustre attempts to describe the achievements of Lord Nikolai Andrei’s son during their time together with the appropriate flair. Sir dan Marc wouldn’t consider Sir Rabe a close friend, but he would have to admit with some chagrin that the gruff Montbrun knight would have been much better at doing the story justice.

[2/4]
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Still, Lord Andrei was a generous host and didn’t seem to take any offense to Sir dan Marc’s matter-of-fact report on their adventures in the wilds of Fallavon and intrigues at Pascae. In fact, the Lord spoke to Sir dan Marc more as a peer than a distinguished landed noble to an unlanded knight with ‘dan’ in their name. Sir Andrei had been too kind in his letter of recommendation, too flattering in his praise of Sir dan Marc’s meagre service. Sir dan Marc had only done what was expected of him as a Sworn Man after all.

“Well, as I was saying, good steel is always welcome, my love is practically salivating at the prospect of a deal with the Rabe iron markets” Despite the presence of a half-dozen others at the table, for all the world to Sir dan Marc it seemed the Lord Nikolai Andrei was intent on speaking to him alone this evening.

“Oh do go on and tell every guest our House secrets, dear.” Lady Andrei intoned dryly as she motioned a servant over for another cup of Romani wine. The best wine Sir dan Marc had ever tasted, certainly. “But I will say that son of ours will just stop tip-toeing around the matter and ask for her hand already…”

“Mother, please.” Young Lord Damien Andrei groans. “I’m right here!”

“Yes. You are. Sans grandchildren, I might add.” The expression on the face of the Andrei matriarch at her son’s obvious discomfort could only be compared to that of a cat with a mouse.

“Damien’s cold feet aside, I can tell you that my own correspondence with Brunhilde is bearing fruit.” Roselyn Andrei’s smirk matches that of her mother. “At this stage an actual engagement may just be the formality to our proposed…”

“Ignore the women and their plotting.” Lord Andrei smuggles a sly wink to Sir dan Marc, tactfully electing to ignore the rolling eyes from said women at his interruption. “Come with me, I need to walk off some of this wine. Let’s talk men’s business now, young Sir.”

“Men’s business?” Sir dan Marc blinks at the change in subject, deciding to switch from wine to water for the remainder of the evening as he followed his host . “I’m afraid I don’t follow, my lord.”

“War, my boy!” Lord Andrei chuckles with bravado for a moment, but his tone turns serious as he leans forward. “Ardenrise is coming, and with it… Well, you’ve not seen a real winter until you’ve spent one in Romaine. While good steel is all well and good it’s of scant use if I don’t have the men to wield it, and I’ll be damned if I ride into that cold winter night with one less good swordarm behind me than I might otherwise have.”

[3/4]
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“You would have me join your banner for the winter?” Sir dan Marc was careful not to sound too eager, even though this had doubtless been the point of Sir Andrei’s recommendation.

“If you so wish it, of course.” Lord Andrei nods. “But based on my son’s recommendations I’d be inclined to don you in the Andrei colours proper in due course. Another winter after that and on my honour you’d have your own grant of land to call your own out by Andryski way with a few farmhands. A humble enough acreage, sure, but yours. How does that sound?”

“I’m…” Sir dan Marc could hardly believe his ears. “May I speak frankly, my lord?”

“Always.”

“Forgive my impertinence, lord…. But to me it seems that you are putting an awful lot of faith in a man who is otherwise unproven in your eyes.”

“You -are- proven.” Lord Nikolai Andrei responds seriously, holding the young knights eyes with his own gaze. “My son recommended you, Sir dan Marc. My son. Emile might act before he thinks on occasion, but my boy is no liar. He’d not have spoken of you in such high esteem if you were not a true knight with the mettle to face what is to come.”

“And what is to come, my lord?” In that moment the night sky beyond the castle parapet seemed very dark indeed.

“The sins of our past. The ghosts of our present. The trials of our future. Our never-ending war, in all its glory. And all its horror.” Lord Andrei places a hand on the solid stone wall, glaring out into the dark as if issuing his own personal challenge. “Ardenne. Ardenne is always coming…”

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>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]

>Sir Andrei may have released Sir dan Marc for the purposes of this escort mission. But that mission is now complete, and. Sir Neil dan Marc will pledge himself to the aid of House Andrei through the winter, Sir Andrei would want that, but he will not pledge himself to a new Lord. In his heart, he still serves another. [Taciturn]

>Having accompanied Sir Andrei on his vigils in both Pascae and Motte-Fallavon, the idea of completing his own trek to the final vigil in Cathagi has been weighing on Sir dan Marc’s mind. Perhaps he could even re-enlist himself in Sir Andrei’s service, should the knight have need of him there. [Idealist]
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>>5535604
>Sir Andrei may have released Sir dan Marc for the purposes of this escort mission. But that mission is now complete, and. Sir Neil dan Marc will pledge himself to the aid of House Andrei through the winter, Sir Andrei would want that, but he will not pledge himself to a new Lord. In his heart, he still serves another. [Taciturn]
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Star Craft quotes yeah I know but it's is admittedly a banger line.

Amazing art and memework gents, added to the growing collection.

>>5535561
>>5535559
>>5535561
That is SICK!!

Would you mind me using this as the heraldry of another knight Emile encounters down the line? Hadn't ascribed all of them yet, this could be a decent Aubrey origin candidate given the lion rampant.

>>5535512
Genuinely an error from the last thread, think nothing of it. Nothing.
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>>5535599
Dammit my bet was wrong! well okay off mark
>He had never been entirely comfortable around the fairer sex, they always seemed to him such alien creatures. A different sort of Fae.
Well that explains his reaction to us talking to Maria Hewitt then, this guy has a worse case of spaghetti than Emille and THATS a wide margin.

>Damien hasnt married Brunhilde yet
YOU BETTER MARRY THAT GIRL DAMIEN

>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]
I ship it, I love that our word is so highly regarded in the house its kinda dope for a second son.

>>5534320
V-Card

>>5535607
Who was it suppose to be?
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>>5535604
>Sir Andrei may have released Sir dan Marc for the purposes of this escort mission. But that mission is now complete, and. Sir Neil dan Marc will pledge himself to the aid of House Andrei through the winter, Sir Andrei would want that, but he will not pledge himself to a new Lord. In his heart, he still serves another. [Taciturn]

>>5534527
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>>5535604
>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble
This is all that he wanted.
Mybe he can ask to see lady Hewitt.

>>5534668
My v post
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>>5535604
vp>>5534321

>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]
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I kinda want our boy back in the party, i'm just scared to send him over the water.
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>>5534310
VERIFICATION ANCHOR DEPLOYED. PROCEEDING TO QUESTING
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>>5535625
That's the risk I'd love to have him back too once whenever we get back to Canton I'm hoping if having a Waifu will fan our Knigga to adventure since he'll want to see her happy and money can be exchanged for goods and services.
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>>5535604
>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]
My man just wants land to call his own, there are worse places to settle with less friendly faces about.
>>5535516
Workposting, this is my link. I hate all things boaty.

>>5535529
Only those with weak faith wouldn't trust the Angel to see us through this heathen hellscape safely.
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>>5535604
>Sir Andrei may have released Sir dan Marc for the purposes of this escort mission. But that mission is now complete, and. Sir Neil dan Marc will pledge himself to the aid of House Andrei through the winter, Sir Andrei would want that, but he will not pledge himself to a new Lord. In his heart, he still serves another. [Taciturn]

verify >>5534630
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>>5535604
>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]

V >>5534546
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>>5535604
>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]

Sounds like a fitting 'end' for Neil. A steady job, a good lord to serve, perhaps a nice wedding down the line.

>>5535393
Verification.
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>>5535604
>3 hours late for the verification vote AGAIN
I don't understand how you guys do it. I check /qst/ for the new StV perhaps every third day - that is to say whenever i remember to - and that's rarely enough to catch it live.
There has to be a trick to this, right? How do you guys manage to be this early?

Anyway here's my vote just in case it counts

>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]
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>>5535649
Sounds like you have what we in the business call 'a skill issue'. I'd recommend rectifying this before the next thread.
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>>5535604
>>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]
He deserves a stable life man, that's all he wants.

>>5534530
Linking back
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>>5535649
>How do you guys manage to be this early?
Participate in enough quests to need to keep refreshing the catalog.

>There has to be a trick to this, right?
The other thing is to swap the catalog to last reply from bump order, and permanently being online.

Another thing you could do is set an alarm for each day to refresh the catalog or set push notifications on twitter so you get an email when Forgotten tweets things.
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>>5535604
>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]

Sir Neil lights a candle for Emile that night, and thanks the Almighty for putting him on Emile's path on what seems a lifetime ago.
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>>5535607
Sure thing, man. It's a heraldic tiger aka tygre or tyger. The story behind is pretty simple - it's how someone who's never seen a tiger might think it looks after hearing a description. Could have something to do with a Cantónian's idea of Cathagi beasts.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyger_(heraldry)


>>5535649
>>>3 hours late for the verification vote AGAIN
>I don't understand how you guys do it.

I opened Twitter to check on the five or so accounts I follow and saw that Forgotten had posted. Just my luck this time.

>>5535604

>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]

House Andrei can use every good man and Neil will have opportunities there. He may be the difference between a triumph and a falling for the Houses he would pledge to. The time for adventures will come once more sooner or later.

>>5535561
Me. If my IP ever changes, I'll revalidate with another piece of gear and knightly verse.
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>>5535649
Check the twitter for an announce date.
Check QTG for an announce date.
Autistically pay attention around the start date.
Get in once thats done.
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On an unrelated note: Does any anon on here happen to have access to/know how to get ahold of an uberduck.ai account? I want to deepfake my shitty Without me StV parody but i refuse to pay 25$/moth for the priviledge.
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>>5535604
>Having accompanied Sir Andrei on his vigils in both Pascae and Motte-Fallavon, the idea of completing his own trek to the final vigil in Cathagi has been weighing on Sir dan Marc’s mind. Perhaps he could even re-enlist himself in Sir Andrei’s service, should the knight have need of him there. [Idealist]

No regrets he can join house later on.

>>5534333
v
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>>5535604
>Sir Andrei may have released Sir dan Marc for the purposes of this escort mission. But that mission is now complete, and. Sir Neil dan Marc will pledge himself to the aid of House Andrei through the winter, Sir Andrei would want that, but he will not pledge himself to a new Lord. In his heart, he still serves another. [Taciturn]
I want the man with us, he was always a MVP. But I won't be unhappy if he gets landed by our Father. He deserves it.
>>5534322
My post
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Y'know I'm pretty sure humble and taciturn achieve the same effective result but taciturn leaves future service to Emille on the table since I'm pretty sure Dan is going to take to it loyally if he gets properly employed here. I'd change but honestly I would be happy seeing Dan settle down with Maria and taciturn doesn't really have that same pursuit in the wording & after what he did for us in Fallavon & Pascae I consider any debt well and truly settled.
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>>5535604
>>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]

>>5534318
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>>5535604
>>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]

Service well deserved and a good sword arm. House Andrei will be better off for it. And i'm sure if we called, Sir Neil will be one of the first to answer.

Curiously forgotten, what would the 2nd entail? After the winter he remains at Castle Andrei until such time we return?

me >>5534337
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>>5535715
I imagine when we get back to Canton he would enter our service again.
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>>5535604
>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]

Sir dan Marc deserves this. We were the catalyst for this good fortune, so I don't see why he wouldn't come at our call.
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>>5535741
>>5534531
Always forget my V-card.
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>>5535604

>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]

>>5535348
Here's my V
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>>5535604
>>Sir Andrei may have released Sir dan Marc for the purposes of this escort mission. But that mission is now complete, and. Sir Neil dan Marc will pledge himself to the aid of House Andrei through the winter, Sir Andrei would want that, but he will not pledge himself to a new Lord. In his heart, he still serves another. [Taciturn]

>>5534497
Me
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>>5535604
>Sir Andrei may have released Sir dan Marc for the purposes of this escort mission. But that mission is now complete, and. Sir Neil dan Marc will pledge himself to the aid of House Andrei through the winter, Sir Andrei would want that, but he will not pledge himself to a new Lord. In his heart, he still serves another. [Taciturn]

I'm voting for this because while it would be nice for Neil to settle down here and get closer to Lady Hewitt, we do still want companions in our retinue in the future. Jess and Mikhail are bound to us for good, but Sir Rousseau will be leaving with the pilgrims once the pilgrimage is finished, and Rabe, Gilbern, and others are by no means guaranteed to always be by our side. A Sworn Man is sworn to us, and Neil dan Marc has shown that he is absolutely worthy of being kept around.
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>>5535879
>>5534739
V-card!
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>>5535604
>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]

>>5534329
Verification
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>>5535604
>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]

A well earned reward

>>5535143
V card

>>5535341
Fuck, that’s a pretty good drawing anon
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>>5535659
I know it's several hours later but I forgot to link back
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>>5535604

>Sir Andrei may have released Sir dan Marc for the purposes of this escort mission. But that mission is now complete, and. Sir Neil dan Marc will pledge himself to the aid of House Andrei through the winter, Sir Andrei would want that, but he will not pledge himself to a new Lord. In his heart, he still serves another. [Taciturn]

Verification
>>5534554
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>>5535604
>>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]
ye
>>5534750
meme
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>>5535604
>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]

>>5535153
Me
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>>5535649
lmao i caught and i only checked once this month
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>>5535604
>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]
This is a happy ending. There are so few of those in this world. Plus, Hewitt retiring as a landed knight opens up a spot in our merry band of travelers. I wonder who we will recruit from the Dragon's Guard!
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>>5536107
>>5534316
It's me
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>>5535604
>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]
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>>5535604
>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]

The good ending

>>5534875
Check
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hahaha MEME time
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>>5536161
Oh boy I hope we can learn either Shieldmaster or some unarmed fighting style.

Why you ask? Because Captain Canton.
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>>5535604
>>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]

At least one of us should have a happy ending. We will miss his companionship on the road but our house will be the stronger for it.

me >>5535086
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>>5535604
>>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]

>>5534745
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>>5535604
>>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]
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>>5535338
verification
>>5535604
>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honor. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]
I would prefer if our house had a man who is a competent fighter and one whom we trust.
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>>5535604
Link back

>>5535150
>Sir Andrei may have released Sir dan Marc for the purposes of this escort mission. But that mission is now complete, and. Sir Neil dan Marc will pledge himself to the aid of House Andrei through the winter, Sir Andrei would want that, but he will not pledge himself to a new Lord. In his heart, he still serves another. [Taciturn]
As much as I would like the boy to get a comfortable ending, I can't imagine him leaving Emile's service. Even if it's to his liege's family.
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>>5535599
>n his three days at Castle Andrei, Sir dan Marc had not once seen the Lady Hewitt again since delivering her here safely
I've read enough Thomas Mallory to know where this is leading..
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>>5535604

>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]

>>5534357
Me phone posting
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>>5535604
>A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]
Love to see Dan Marc moving up in the world, and the family interactions which are hilarous as always.

>>5534789
me
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Update incoming.

While I won't count the latecomer votes for the count of this particular vote, I'll happily consider these their verification votes for the purpose of the thread going forwards with the cut-off being here.

Might I say, I'm very chuffed to see anons voting for what is arguably the best path forward for Sir dan Marc despite being present with other options that would both also be in character but most certainly more personally beneficial to the MC.
>>5536161
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTZgxW_3LIQ&ab_channel=Dxrk%E3%83%80%E3%83%BC%E3%82%AF

Immediately thought of this. Shine on, crazy meme diamond.
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>SELECTED: A lowly hedge knight such as Sir Neil dan Marc could expect much worse than a steady occupation in service to a respectable house. Sir Andrei has done him a great favour here, attracting the interest of just such a Lord was the main reason he had begun attending tourneys at all. Becoming a sworn man of Lord Nikolai Andrei and the Andrei household would be a high honour. It would also mean remaining close to Lady Hewitt. [Humble]

Tunegan, 13th Day of Kostrimun, 883 A.C.E. – Late Evening - Nova Cathagi, The Coy Siren

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya3MCYeGXCQ&ab_channel=VariousArtists-Topic – Last Night on the Coy Siren

The last night abo the Coy Siren is a lively one, the entire crew and complement of pilgrims is gathered in a cheery farewell feast above deck. At sea, absent a starry night and open fire, the deck should be in virtual darkness. But such is the torchlight emanating from the City and beacon fires on the bay that the whole harbour is ably illuminated.

The festive air with the crew and passengers is heavy with relief at their safe arrival and shared laughter over hardships faced and journey’s weathered. Both parties look towards tomorrow with anticipation, although the material eagerness of the sailor’s shore leave pales in comparison to the rippling fervour of the pilgrim’s at tomorrow’s disembarkment and trek to the final site of their long pilgrimage. Still, the two groups mix freely, trading mementos along with stories and are in general quite companionable of good cheer. Very good cheer as it happens, once the last reserves of the grog and even a cache of spiced wine is doled out for all present. You would have assumed that Captain Alfonso Verdicci would have taken issue with the deteriorating lapse in discipline, but in fact he encourages it.

[1/3]
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“Bad luck not to celebrate a successful voyage together. And I would rather the men be free tonight rather than strafare themselves ashore tomorrow.” When asked why, the Captain explains that slavers in the form of mantakers and local gangs can turn a quick coin on the misfortunes of the unwary. Being robbed blind or swindled by the locals is a standard risk at any port, but apparently in these southern waters a drunken sailor separated from his mates one night on shore leave might easily find himself a galley slave by the next morning if the right hands are not greased. “The practice is heavily discouraged by Merchanta dictat, bad for trade, but discouraged does not mean forbidden. “

“I take it that you don’t intend to remain long in Cathagi?” You ask him as the man proffers a furred fruit of some sort that resembles an overly large cherry. It’s fresh, bought today from an entrepreneurial ferryman peddling their goods between the larger seafaring vessels waiting approval for a berth.

“No, we will trade what stock I have here and move on. Chancing the Tempest Isles might be worth the profit, considering this time of year, but I will have to touch base with my sources at the markets tomorrow and judge whether it is worth the tempting of fates. Most likely we will end up turning east and south instead, wintering with one of the enclaves in the Everwarm Waters. Much kinder to sailors than our northern waters.” The fruit is furred, and resembles some sort of large cherry. You have yet to decide whether you like the taste. The furred fruit, resembling some sort of large cherry, rests forgotten in your palm. Your attention is entirely on the far-off look in the Captain’s eyes. “I have never dared as far as Anza Anka, but perhaps this will be the year… Here, it is best to first cut the stem off with a knife.”

[2/3]
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[3/3]

“Hmph.” You grunt after biting in, cupping the juices that spill from your mouth down to the chin. “Sticky.”

“It is at that.” Captain Verdicci chuckles. “Sweet too.”

“…” He’s not wrong, sweet is something of an understatement. You wipe your mouth with the back of your hand before considering a second bite. You’ve not quite yet decided whether you like the taste. “What is this place you speak of, Azanka? I’ve never heard of it.”

“Anza Anka? I know very little, beyond this name. I hear it is as south from here as Noriskaa is north.” Captain Verdicci shrugs, making some noises about needing more maps and charts before making a decision. “In any case, I will come back this way on the round trip, doubtless picking up some pilgrim passengers on their way back to your homeland, eh? Perhaps we will see each other again, yes? Even do business again.”

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>“I’ve dabbled in mercenary work enough to know it is not for me. But please do call on me when you are next in Cathagi on your return trip, I would love to hear your stories of these far off lands.” You have enjoyed the company of the exotic foreign Captain, but you’ll not pledge yourself to any future promises here and now. You have commitments enough as is and, if some need or offer should arise in the future, you will make your decision on whether to involve yourself then. [Haughty]

>“We understand each other, and part as friends. If the cause is just, I won’t rule out another professional engagement. Perhaps, when we next meet, we could talk both as friends and business partners, Almighty willing.” No amount of coin could convince you to draw your blade in a dishonourable cause, but the Captain pays well and has been open enough with you in the end. Down the line, when you have funds worth the bidding, this could easily lead to a mutually beneficial arrangement in his trade stakes. A valuable investment indeed. [Hearty]

>“Godless heathen that you are, I will still offer the Almighty a prayer for your safe travels. As for your offer, no knight worth the name would turn down a friend in need. If you call, I will answer.” You’ve no inclination to look at a more professional engagement like in Langland, but you make it clear that you will assist the Captain should he require your aid. And jest aside, you have been pleased to see the Captain present for the latest mass even if he was not an active participant. [Idealist]
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>>5536748
>“We understand each other, and part as friends. If the cause is just, I won’t rule out another professional engagement. Perhaps,
when we next meet, we could talk both as friends and business partners, Almighty willing.” No amount of coin could convince you to draw your blade in a dishonourable cause, but the Captain pays well and has been open enough with you in the end. Down the line, when you have funds worth the bidding, this could easily lead to a mutually beneficial arrangement in his trade stakes. A valuable investment indeed. [Hearty]
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>>5536748
>>“We understand each other, and part as friends. If the cause is just, I won’t rule out another professional engagement. Perhaps, when we next meet, we could talk both as friends and business partners, Almighty willing.” No amount of coin could convince you to draw your blade in a dishonourable cause, but the Captain pays well and has been open enough with you in the end. Down the line, when you have funds worth the bidding, this could easily lead to a mutually beneficial arrangement in his trade stakes. A valuable investment indeed. [Hearty]
>>5535521
me

(glad to see you back forgotten, hope you enjoyed your holidays)
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>>5536748
>“Godless heathen that you are, I will still offer the Almighty a prayer for your safe travels. As for your offer, no knight worth the name would turn down a friend in need. If you call, I will answer.” You’ve no inclination to look at a more professional engagement like in Langland, but you make it clear that you will assist the Captain should he require your aid. And jest aside, you have been pleased to see the Captain present for the latest mass even if he was not an active participant. [Idealist]
It should be very clear from our tone here that we don't think less of our friend for being a godlet. Emile may be a haughty zealot, but he's clearly pretty open minded when it comes to passive heathenry (the Fae comes to mind). My headcanon is that he thinks of paganism as a kind of mental disability.
>To be fair, you need a very high IQ to understand the Book of Brothers

>>5535627
Moi
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>>5536748
>“We understand each other, and part as friends. If the cause is just, I won’t rule out another professional engagement. Perhaps, when we next meet, we could talk both as friends and business partners, Almighty willing.” No amount of coin could convince you to draw your blade in a dishonourable cause, but the Captain pays well and has been open enough with you in the end. Down the line, when you have funds worth the bidding, this could easily lead to a mutually beneficial arrangement in his trade stakes. A valuable investment indeed. [Hearty]

Well now I'm curious about Anza Anka now AND WE JUST GOT HERE, hopfully with the captain as a friend and contact we'll have a viable to/from Canton for trade caravans in the future regardless of if we stay here for long or not.

So long captain, my friend until we meet again.

>>5534320
V-card
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>>5536748
>“Godless heathen that you are, I will still offer the Almighty a prayer for your safe travels. As for your offer, no knight worth the name would turn down a friend in need. If you call, I will answer.” You’ve no inclination to look at a more professional engagement like in Langland, but you make it clear that you will assist the Captain should he require your aid. And jest aside, you have been pleased to see the Captain present for the latest mass even if he was not an active participant. [Idealist]

>>5534789
me
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>>5536748
>“Godless heathen that you are, I will still offer the Almighty a prayer for your safe travels. As for your offer, no knight worth the name would turn down a friend in need. If you call, I will answer.” You’ve no inclination to look at a more professional engagement like in Langland, but you make it clear that you will assist the Captain should he require your aid. And jest aside, you have been pleased to see the Captain present for the latest mass even if he was not an active participant. [Idealist]

>>5534527
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>>5536748
>>5534531

>“Godless heathen that you are, I will still offer the Almighty a prayer for your safe travels. As for your offer, no knight worth the name would turn down a friend in need. If you call, I will answer.” You’ve no inclination to look at a more professional engagement like in Langland, but you make it clear that you will assist the Captain should he require your aid. And jest aside, you have been pleased to see the Captain present for the latest mass even if he was not an active participant. [Idealist]

Regardless of the option that wins, I would still like to offer him a letter of introduction to the Andrei/Vidra family for shipping/trade work. I'm certain our family and us will have plenty of use for a friendly, free captain.
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>>5536748
>“Godless heathen that you are, I will still offer the Almighty a prayer for your safe travels. As for your offer, no knight worth the name would turn down a friend in need. If you call, I will answer.” You’ve no inclination to look at a more professional engagement like in Langland, but you make it clear that you will assist the Captain should he require your aid. And jest aside, you have been pleased to see the Captain present for the latest mass even if he was not an active participant. [Idealist]
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vp:>>5534321
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>>5536748
>>“I’ve dabbled in mercenary work enough to know it is not for me. But please do call on me when you are next in Cathagi on your return trip, I would love to hear your stories of these far off lands.” You have enjoyed the company of the exotic foreign Captain, but you’ll not pledge yourself to any future promises here and now. You have commitments enough as is and, if some need or offer should arise in the future, you will make your decision on whether to involve yourself then. [Haughty]

>>5534318
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>>5536748
>“We understand each other, and part as friends. If the cause is just, I won’t rule out another professional engagement. Perhaps, when we next meet, we could talk both as friends and business partners, Almighty willing.” No amount of coin could convince you to draw your blade in a dishonourable cause, but the Captain pays well and has been open enough with you in the end. Down the line, when you have funds worth the bidding, this could easily lead to a mutually beneficial arrangement in his trade stakes. A valuable investment indeed. [Hearty

>>5534668
My v post
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>>5536748
>“We understand each other, and part as friends. If the cause is just, I won’t rule out another professional engagement. Perhaps, when we next meet, we could talk both as friends and business partners, Almighty willing.” No amount of coin could convince you to draw your blade in a dishonourable cause, but the Captain pays well and has been open enough with you in the end. Down the line, when you have funds worth the bidding, this could easily lead to a mutually beneficial arrangement in his trade stakes. A valuable investment indeed. [Hearty]

I liked to think that the good captain has left Emile with a better opinion on Langland merchants. Somewhat strange people with stranger traditions, but there are good souls among them.
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>>5536748
>>“We understand each other, and part as friends. If the cause is just, I won’t rule out another professional engagement. Perhaps, when we next meet, we could talk both as friends and business partners, Almighty willing.” No amount of coin could convince you to draw your blade in a dishonourable cause, but the Captain pays well and has been open enough with you in the end. Down the line, when you have funds worth the bidding, this could easily lead to a mutually beneficial arrangement in his trade stakes. A valuable investment indeed. [Hearty]

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>>5536748
>“Godless heathen that you are, I will still offer the Almighty a prayer for your safe travels. As for your offer, no knight worth the name would turn down a friend in need. If you call, I will answer.” You’ve no inclination to look at a more professional engagement like in Langland, but you make it clear that you will assist the Captain should he require your aid. And jest aside, you have been pleased to see the Captain present for the latest mass even if he was not an active participant. [Idealist]

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>>5536748
>>“Godless heathen that you are, I will still offer the Almighty a prayer for your safe travels. As for your offer, no knight worth the name would turn down a friend in need. If you call, I will answer.” You’ve no inclination to look at a more professional engagement like in Langland, but you make it clear that you will assist the Captain should he require your aid. And jest aside, you have been pleased to see the Captain present for the latest mass even if he was not an active participant. [Idealist]

>>5535511
me
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>>5536748
>>“Godless heathen that you are, I will still offer the Almighty a prayer for your safe travels. As for your offer, no knight worth the name would turn down a friend in need. If you call, I will answer.” You’ve no inclination to look at a more professional engagement like in Langland, but you make it clear that you will assist the Captain should he require your aid. And jest aside, you have been pleased to see the Captain present for the latest mass even if he was not an active participant. [Idealist]

>>5535491
Me.

I wonder how many people we’ll kill in this city.
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>>5536748
>>“Godless heathen that you are, I will still offer the Almighty a prayer for your safe travels. As for your offer, no knight worth the name would turn down a friend in need. If you call, I will answer.” You’ve no inclination to look at a more professional engagement like in Langland, but you make it clear that you will assist the Captain should he require your aid. And jest aside, you have been pleased to see the Captain present for the latest mass even if he was not an active participant. [Idealist]
>>5534530
Me
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>>5534310
Fuck did I miss the verification again?
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>>5536748
>We understand each other, and part as friends. If the cause is just, I won’t rule out another professional engagement. Perhaps, when we next meet, we could talk both as friends and business partners, Almighty willing.” No amount of coin could convince you to draw your blade in a dishonourable cause, but the Captain pays well and has been open enough with you in the end. Down the line, when you have funds worth the bidding, this could easily lead to a mutually beneficial arrangement in his trade stakes. A valuable investment indeed. [Hearty]
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>>5536748
>>“Godless heathen that you are, I will still offer the Almighty a prayer for your safe travels. As for your offer, no knight worth the name would turn down a friend in need. If you call, I will answer.” You’ve no inclination to look at a more professional engagement like in Langland, but you make it clear that you will assist the Captain should he require your aid. And jest aside, you have been pleased to see the Captain present for the latest mass even if he was not an active participant. [Idealist]

>>5534333
V. He isn't step dad he is a dad that stepped up.
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>>5536748
>“We understand each other, and part as friends. If the cause is just, I won’t rule out another professional engagement. Perhaps, when we next meet, we could talk both as friends and business partners, Almighty willing.” No amount of coin could convince you to draw your blade in a dishonourable cause, but the Captain pays well and has been open enough with you in the end. Down the line, when you have funds worth the bidding, this could easily lead to a mutually beneficial arrangement in his trade stakes. A valuable investment indeed. [Hearty]

de captain is a pretty chill boi, and monars are pretty cash

>>5535348
Theres me
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>>5536748
>“Godless heathen that you are, I will still offer the Almighty a prayer for your safe travels. As for your offer, no knight worth the name would turn down a friend in need. If you call, I will answer.” You’ve no inclination to look at a more professional engagement like in Langland, but you make it clear that you will assist the Captain should he require your aid. And jest aside, you have been pleased to see the Captain present for the latest mass even if he was not an active participant. [Idealist]

V: >>5534546
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>>5536748
>>“Godless heathen that you are, I will still offer the Almighty a prayer for your safe travels. As for your offer, no knight worth the name would turn down a friend in need. If you call, I will answer.” You’ve no inclination to look at a more professional engagement like in Langland, but you make it clear that you will assist the Captain should he require your aid. And jest aside, you have been pleased to see the Captain present for the latest mass even if he was not an active participant. [Idealist]

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>>5536748
>>“Godless heathen that you are, I will still offer the Almighty a prayer for your safe travels. As for your offer, no knight worth the name would turn down a friend in need. If you call, I will answer.” You’ve no inclination to look at a more professional engagement like in Langland, but you make it clear that you will assist the Captain should he require your aid. And jest aside, you have been pleased to see the Captain present for the latest mass even if he was not an active participant. [Idealist]
ye
>>5534750
me
>a furred fruit of some sort that resembles an overly large cherry
>The fruit is furred, and resembles some sort of large cherry
>The furred fruit, resembling some sort of large cherry, rests forgotten in your palm
what did he mean by this?

CAPTCHA: GTASV (GRAND THEFT AUTO: SWORN (to) VALOUR)
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>>5536748
>“We understand each other, and part as friends. If the cause is just, I won’t rule out another professional engagement. Perhaps, when we next meet, we could talk both as friends and business partners, Almighty willing.” No amount of coin could convince you to draw your blade in a dishonourable cause, but the Captain pays well and has been open enough with you in the end. Down the line, when you have funds worth the bidding, this could easily lead to a mutually beneficial arrangement in his trade stakes. A valuable investment indeed. [Hearty]

Would love to invest in his trade operations at some point…

He could also be a useful source of information…

Or he could aid us in our future crusade against the undead!

>>5535143
V card
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>>5536748
>“We understand each other, and part as friends. If the cause is just, I won’t rule out another professional engagement. Perhaps, when we next meet, we could talk both as friends and business partners, Almighty willing.” No amount of coin could convince you to draw your blade in a dishonourable cause, but the Captain pays well and has been open enough with you in the end. Down the line, when you have funds worth the bidding, this could easily lead to a mutually beneficial arrangement in his trade stakes. A valuable investment indeed. [Hearty]
>>5535546
me
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>>5536748
>“We understand each other, and part as friends. If the cause is just, I won’t rule out another professional engagement. Perhaps, when we next meet, we could talk both as friends and business partners, Almighty willing.” No amount of coin could convince you to draw your blade in a dishonourable cause, but the Captain pays well and has been open enough with you in the end. Down the line, when you have funds worth the bidding, this could easily lead to a mutually beneficial arrangement in his trade stakes. A valuable investment indeed. [Hearty]
The Captain is a real G and a man after our own heart.
>>5537228
>Or he could aid us in our future crusade against the undead!
We have a real knigga here
>>5534322
My post
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>>5536748

>“We understand each other, and part as friends. If the cause is just, I won’t rule out another professional engagement. Perhaps, when we next meet, we could talk both as friends and business partners, Almighty willing.” No amount of coin could convince you to draw your blade in a dishonourable cause, but the Captain pays well and has been open enough with you in the end. Down the line, when you have funds worth the bidding, this could easily lead to a mutually beneficial arrangement in his trade stakes. A valuable investment indeed. [Hearty]

I am me. >>5534353
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>>5536748

>“We understand each other, and part as friends. If the cause is just, I won’t rule out another professional engagement. Perhaps, when we next meet, we could talk both as friends and business partners, Almighty willing.” No amount of coin could convince you to draw your blade in a dishonourable cause, but the Captain pays well and has been open enough with you in the end. Down the line, when you have funds worth the bidding, this could easily lead to a mutually beneficial arrangement in his trade stakes. A valuable investment indeed. [Hearty]

Can we still call him a godless heathen though?
>>5534554
Verification
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>>5536748
>“We understand each other, and part as friends. If the cause is just, I won’t rule out another professional engagement. Perhaps, when we next meet, we could talk both as friends and business partners, Almighty willing.” No amount of coin could convince you to draw your blade in a dishonourable cause, but the Captain pays well and has been open enough with you in the end. Down the line, when you have funds worth the bidding, this could easily lead to a mutually beneficial arrangement in his trade stakes. A valuable investment indeed. [Hearty]

>>5534477
check 'em
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>>5537220
He's not quite decided yet whether he likes the taste.
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>>“We understand each other, and part as friends. If the cause is just, I won’t rule out another professional engagement. Perhaps, when we next meet, we could talk both as friends and business partners, Almighty willing.” No amount of coin could convince you to draw your blade in a dishonourable cause, but the Captain pays well and has been open enough with you in the end. Down the line, when you have funds worth the bidding, this could easily lead to a mutually beneficial arrangement in his trade stakes. A valuable investment indeed. [Hearty]

me >>5535086

>>5537220
Should be a rambutan.
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>>5536748
>>“Godless heathen that you are, I will still offer the Almighty a prayer for your safe travels. As for your offer, no knight worth the name would turn down a friend in need. If you call, I will answer.” You’ve no inclination to look at a more professional engagement like in Langland, but you make it clear that you will assist the Captain should he require your aid. And jest aside, you have been pleased to see the Captain present for the latest mass even if he was not an active participant. [Idealist]
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>>5535150
Link back

>>5536748
>>“We understand each other, and part as friends. If the cause is just, I won’t rule out another professional engagement. Perhaps, when we next meet, we could talk both as friends and business partners, Almighty willing.” No amount of coin could convince you to draw your blade in a dishonourable cause, but the Captain pays well and has been open enough with you in the end. Down the line, when you have funds worth the bidding, this could easily lead to a mutually beneficial arrangement in his trade stakes. A valuable investment indeed. [Hearty]
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>>5536748
>“We understand each other, and part as friends. If the cause is just, I won’t rule out another professional engagement. Perhaps, when we next meet, we could talk both as friends and business partners, Almighty willing.” No amount of coin could convince you to draw your blade in a dishonourable cause, but the Captain pays well and has been open enough with you in the end. Down the line, when you have funds worth the bidding, this could easily lead to a mutually beneficial arrangement in his trade stakes. A valuable investment indeed. [Hearty]
More trade contracts to a floating Langland captain with no place to call home? Only good can come from him increasing trade with Romaine. Don't mind if we do
>>5534316
Me
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>>5536748

>“Godless heathen that you are, I will still offer the Almighty a prayer for your safe travels. As for your offer, no knight worth the name would turn down a friend in need. If you call, I will answer.” You’ve no inclination to look at a more professional engagement like in Langland, but you make it clear that you will assist the Captain should he require your aid. And jest aside, you have been pleased to see the Captain present for the latest mass even if he was not an active participant. [Idealist]

>>5534357
Me.

I'm disappointed we didn't get a proper description of the fruit. What kind of skin does it have? How big is it? What other fruits could it be compared to!? So many deep lore mysteries that will remain unsolved /s
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>>5536748
>“We understand each other, and part as friends. If the cause is just, I won’t rule out another professional engagement. Perhaps, when we next meet, we could talk both as friends and business partners, Almighty willing.” No amount of coin could convince you to draw your blade in a dishonourable cause, but the Captain pays well and has been open enough with you in the end. Down the line, when you have funds worth the bidding, this could easily lead to a mutually beneficial arrangement in his trade stakes. A valuable investment indeed. [Hearty]

>>5535153
Me
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Alright here's today's meme.
Now I gotta get my elden ring fix

There is some potential here for the furred fruit (Am I right in thinking he's describing a peach?)
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>SELECTED: “We understand each other, and part as friends. If the cause is just, I won’t rule out another professional engagement. Perhaps, when we next meet, we could talk both as friends and business partners, Almighty willing.” No amount of coin could convince you to draw your blade in a dishonourable cause, but the Captain pays well and has been open enough with you in the end. Down the line, when you have funds worth the bidding, this could easily lead to a mutually beneficial arrangement in his trade stakes. A valuable investment indeed. [Hearty]

The Captain and you shake hands, wishing each other well on your respective adventures ahead and promises to speak at length again when your paths next cross one another. While not of noble blood, he is far from the same stock as copper clipping merchants that unscrupulously scrounge for the next deal. You can respect a man that lives and breathes his life on the seas, each successful trade funding his next adventure. The respect is mutual, the man practically swears that the name L’Orso Tempesta will ring in every port the Coy Siren graces. This pleases you more than it necessarily should, perhaps to the point where you may need to refer to the sin of pride in your next confession.

You take another bite of the furred fruit, not too dissimilar from a cherry. You think some more on how you'd describe it to another, but that is the best you can come up with. As the night passes in good cheer and many a toast, you think that maybe the taste will grow on you.

Wenegan, 14th Day of Kostrimun, 883 A.C.E. – First Light - Nova Cathagi Docks

“All my life I had dreamed of this. Long before I took my vows, since I was a little girl even.” Sister Ignatius speaks softly, her fellow nuns trailing from the gangplank behind her. “To walk these streets where the Truth and the Light was first bestowed upon our forefathers.”

“It boggles the mind.” Father Towbray seems less impressed with the looming sight of the city sprawled before them. “That such good and holy endevours could be borne of this wretched hive of scum and villainy.”

[1/3]
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“These folk are people first and foremost.” Sister Ignatius, normally calm despite the regular spirited debates with her theological opponent, now shows a flicker of annoyance. “I suspect that we will meet the good and bad among their number. Much like folk anywhere else, the best will have their failings and the worst their own worth. Salve Reginae.”

“Near nine centuries, and what has since become of the City the Brothers liberated?” The Reclaimant priest’s following of ragged-cloaked zealots has doubled in size since the voyage first began as more of the main body of pilgrims, although you worryingly suspect your confessor considers them -your- followers. “We see now again a multitude of souls in thrall to a monster. It is a hollow reward for Adam’s mercy…”

“You do Adam’s act an injustice, Father.” Sister Ignatius admonishes, holding that view that the Reclaimant sect seems in her eyes to be missing the entire point of that major chapter in the Cantôn where Adam begged Cain to spare the dragon’s life before the final blow was struck. “And, I think, we might see that the true nature of affairs here are not so simple in this foreign land as you put it.”

You politely ignore your confessor’s derisive snort in response to the holy sister. Instead you keep an eye out to ensure all the pilgrims are account for. You have got them this far, you will not lose one to the grasp of a slaver at this final stretch. Truth be told you have not seen a single chain around the neck of any of the multitude of bodies swarming this way and that streets leading away from the gangplank. Clearly there is a distinction between the shirtless bodymen carrying litters of the pampered wealthy in their soft silks about the deck, but whatever delineation of rank or class sets one apart from the other is not immediately clear to you at first glance.

[2/3]
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[3/3]

Each pilgrim has been warned to stick together, at least until the party had arrived at the Comitas chapter house deep within the city limits. Brother Rousseau has indicated that he mostly remembers the way, hardly a surprise for a man with a history in the Knights Comitas. With a start you realise that the milling group of Cantônians in penitent robes gathered around on the docks beside the berthed ship that carried them here are all waiting for someone to take the lead. For you specifically, in fact.

“My son. Ζώντας Άγιος… Father Towbray’s posture is deferential, but none of the passion has faded from his gripping glare. If anything, since that fateful storm his earnest gaze has only intensified. “What blessed psalm shall we raise up to the ears of the Almighty, on this fine and holy day of His creation?”

As Cantônian tradition demands, the procession of pilgrims in their final stretch to the vigil site sing psalms as they enter the maw of the City. Any psalm will do, but the first one should hold some particular significance to the one who leads them.

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>“Cain qui crucem confregit, ora pro nobis…” An old song, in an old stylised Church dialect. The stories go that this was chanted by the conquering armies upon their victorious entry into the city during the Crusades Adamant centuries ago. [Idealist]

>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]

>“I call to mind the Prophet who shouted, ‘I am but earth and ash’…” A relatively modern and popular Cantônian psalm, sung in the local dialect. You remember, as a child, the sermons of the old priest Dimitar from the local that said this was your grandfather’s favourite. [Idealist]
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>>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]

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>>5537877
>>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]
>>5534750
ME

MY HEART KNOWS ONLY VIRTUE (AND OLD LANGUAGUES IT SEEMS)
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Ya'll gotta give me a break on this fruitgate business...

>>5536774
>To be fair, you need a very high IQ to understand the Book of Brothers
I like this hot take. Even better if it's a reason to still consider himself on par with his arguably better educated sisters.

>>5537314
I mean yeah, why not. Certainly in character...

>>5537779
>that filename
The shaman delivers again
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>>5537877
>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]

This one carries the most weight. This is a momentous moment that in-universe took months to a year to accomplish since we made the decision and we are almost done. I'm sure that most of these pilgrims did not expect to make it here relatively unscathed. Surely they are blessed.

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>>5537884

The words we bring are our sword. And those words are "Mercy of the Mother".
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>>5537877
>“Cain qui crucem confregit, ora pro nobis…” An old song, in an old stylised Church dialect. The stories go that this was chanted by the conquering armies upon their victorious entry into the city during the Crusades Adamant centuries ago. [Idealist]

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>>5537877
>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]

>>5534875
Check
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>>5537877
>>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]


First post in the thread. Also, nice seeing you again forgotten!
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>>5537877
>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]

Verify >>5534630
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>>5537877
>>“I call to mind the Prophet who shouted, ‘I am but earth and ash’…” A relatively modern and popular Cantônian psalm, sung in the local dialect. You remember, as a child, the sermons of the old priest Dimitar from the local that said this was your grandfather’s favourite. [Idealist]
A nod to our grandfather, who made this treacherous journey far before us.
>>5534322
My post
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>>5537877
>>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]
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>>5537877
>Ο κύριος ξέρει ότι είμαι δίκαιος άνθρωπος... An old song about the fallibility of men and the temptations of sin, it reminds you of the tempestuous nature of your attraction to the lady Vancewell
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>>5535471
Here is my verification
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>>5534531

>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]
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>>5537877
>>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]

Blessed are those who heed the word.

me >>5534337
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Missed the chance for an anchor post for like 3rd thread in a row. The Almighty seems to think I am unworthy it seems, none the less, A Knight is Sworn to Valor.

https://youtu.be/GQXy84W2AZU
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>>5537877
>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]

>>5534668
My v posts d.
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>>5537877
>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]

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>>5537922
In the same boat bro. Thanks for the nostalgia trip, I loved Dragonheart as a kid, didn't know that's were the code comes from!
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>>5537877
>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]

V: >>5534546
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>>5537877
>>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]

>>5535511
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>>5537877
>>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]

>>5534333
V. Listen heathens!
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> growing number of faithful under Towbray's sway
> Towbray calling Emile "Living Saint"
I'm sure this will not have ramifications down the line...

>>5537877
>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]

The first psalm might put the group under a very bad light if someone knows the deeper meaning. The third is nice as a nod to Emile's grandfather and relatively safe, but a tad boring. This one strikes a good balance between audacious and sensible.

>>5535393
Witness me!
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>>5537877
>“I call to mind the Prophet who shouted, ‘I am but earth and ash’…” A relatively modern and popular Cantônian psalm, sung in the local dialect. You remember, as a child, the sermons of the old priest Dimitar from the local that said this was your grandfather’s favourite. [Idealist]
>>5534566
So are all the options Idealist for a reason or is Forgotten just tiredposting?
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>>5537877
>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]
Curious that no slaves wear chains so far, I'm curious if that means Cathaggi have far more developed methods of control.

>>5534320
Vcard

>>5538076
Pretty sure they are all idealist because they reflect different key aspects of the ideals of the faith, the first is the very reclamist take that first crusade undertaken by Adam & Cain to free mankind and redeem the race of man. The second is very Adamite as it recalls there is a shared brotherhood in mankind as the children of God for all our differences & the third..... well I'm less sure on this one but it could very well be the expected humility of recognising we are a small part of creation or something.
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>>5538094
>Curious that no slaves wear chains so far, I'm curious if that means Cathaggi have far more developed methods of control.
Or they're just smart enough to keep the chained ones out of sight. Don't go accepting any invitations that involve a boat, or basement.
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>>5538103
Might be the case though I'm somewhat doubtful, its feel like they wouldn't be doing that just to keep Cantonians happy.
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>>5537877
>>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]
>>5534530
Me
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>>5537877
>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]

When in Cathagi . . .

>>5535153
Me
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>>5537877
>“Cain qui crucem confregit, ora pro nobis…” An old song, in an old stylised Church dialect. The stories go that this was chanted by the conquering armies upon their victorious entry into the city during the Crusades Adamant centuries ago. [Idealist]

Sometimes the faith is spread by the sword, not by words

>>5535143
V card
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>>5537877
>>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]
>>5535521
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>>5537877
>“Cain qui crucem confregit, ora pro nobis…” An old song, in an old stylised Church dialect. The stories go that this was chanted by the conquering armies upon their victorious entry into the city during the Crusades Adamant centuries ago. [Idealist]
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>>5537877
>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]

>>5535348
We come in (mostly) peace!
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>>5537877
>>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]

me>>5535086
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>>5535150
Link back

>>5537877
>>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]
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>>5537877
>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]
Old is the city of the dragon, old will be the psalms we sing
>>5534316
Me
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>>5537877
>>“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]


I dig it, the first one is maybe a little too aggressive considering when it was used?

>>5534357
Me, no longer phone posting
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>SELECTED: “Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...” An ancient psalm, the majority of the pilgrims will only know the choral refrain. While the languages of Cathagi are much removed from their ancient roots, it is not impossible that some of the locals might recognise the lines. [Idealist]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGvMXgIr6js&t=199s&ab_channel=AdorationoftheCross - Psalms of the old Cathagi dialect

+1 Step on the Path of Adam [21 Steps] The boon will be revealed one the eve of the final holy vigil

You stand armoured in your full-plate, your duties as an escort take precedence over donning the penitent pilgrim robes like your compatriots. You would have drawn a few eyes in the hustle and bustle on the docks, even without the throng of pilgrims following in step. Brother Rousseau in his Comitas whites takes the leftmost side of the street, guarding your flank. You have not sighted Jess or Orin since you disembarked, but you trust they are taking up the rear. Behind you, Mikail cups your helm reverently in his hands like an altar boy entrusted with some symbolic artifice.

You’ve never held yourself up to be much of a singer, boasting a voice more suited to hearty laughter and shouted commands on the battlefield than the sanctified notes of a holy song. But you try to do the psalm justice, crying out at with heartfelt effort as you begin your march into the city.

“Δεν φέρνω το σπαθί, αλλά τον Λόγο...”
The words go on. When the Brothers first returned from their wandering in the desert, the hand of Almighty heavy upon their shoulders, they came to liberate the City. They brought with them the Word, the divine truth. Not a man’s mangled version of it, not a scholars lofty interpretation, but the Truth. When Adam preached to the masses, the huddled multitudes yearning to breathd free, there were none who could remain deaf to it.

Λέει την Αλήθεια!

Comes the choral refrain from the procession of pilgrims. Bodies part to either side of the street on the busy docks the procession forms its own lane of traffic. Most locals pay it little heed, just another throng of faith-mad foreigners. But a few heads do turn, perhaps they are those transient few not used to this sort of spectacle.

“Σας λέω, αυτός είναι ένας Πεσμένος Κόσμος...” Beggars crowd this street, wrapped hands proffered out limply for alms. They are miserable even the standard of beggars from your homeland, those too old, too diseased, too maimed or infirm to even turn a profit in the selling of. If they register your passing, it is only to raise their begging hands up a little higher in the hope of something, anything, being placed there. You can imagine Sister Ignatius weeping at the sight somewhere behind you.

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Λέει την Αλήθεια!

A brown-skinned bodyslave, head bowed and naked but for the loincloth around their privates, shifts his gaze to stare at the procession as it passes by. Behind him, the silken robed man that must be his master glances dismissively in your direction before heedlessly returning to his haggling with the stallkeeper. You think it strange that you remember those two faces in the blur of what must be thousands of others in the crowded streets you pass by.

“Αλλά κάποτε ήταν ολόκληρο, και θα είναι ξανά...” You know the sounds and lines of the ancient words themselves from your Sandag sermons, but not their meaning. Not really. Psalms based heavily in the roots of the Cathagi tongue were not particularly popular in Romaine, only the more well versed monks understood exactly what the congregation were listening to.

Λέει την Αλήθεια!

As the psalm concludes and the next is taken up by the pilgrim behind you, your attention is drawn to an armed figure ahead. A Cathagi Hoplite, bedecked in the hallmark green of the Stratiokas, stands in the middle of a wide street ahead. The soldier is not aggressive, his stance is relaxed and the spear rests leisurely against his shoulder, but even his nonchalant posture and the presence of two others to the side of the street presents an obstacle.

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>He has no right. No right at all. It is not just ancient Church Law that forbids any to impede or harass the path of pilgrims to the final vigil, wars were fought to protect this sacred right. The Hoplite is testing you pilgrims, and he will not find you wanting. If the soldier does not stand aside, you will challenge his right to bar the way. [Haughty]

>You need not ascribe to malice the actions of a man that may merely be borne out of ignorance. Perhaps he is not aware that your people are by custom and law not to be molested or interfered with in your travails. Hailing the soldier as the procession slows to a halt, you try to convince him of his mistake. [Hearty]

>You nod to Brother Rousseau to lead your party down another path towards the Comitas chapter house, perhaps a soldier of the City barring the way is against the spirit of the Law decreed in ancient times and again enforced by the Crusades Adamant, but there is technically nothing that requires you to take the most direct route to the vigil site. [Idealist]
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>>5539005
>He has no right. No right at all. It is not just ancient Church Law that forbids any to impede or harass the path of pilgrims to the final vigil, wars were fought to protect this sacred right. The Hoplite is testing you pilgrims, and he will not find you wanting. If the soldier does not stand aside, you will challenge his right to bar the way. [Haughty]
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>>5539005
>>You nod to Brother Rousseau to lead your party down another path towards the Comitas chapter house, perhaps a soldier of the City barring the way is against the spirit of the Law decreed in ancient times and again enforced by the Crusades Adamant, but there is technically nothing that requires you to take the most direct route to the vigil site. [Idealist]
I WILL DO NO HARM WITHOUT GOOD REASON
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>>5539005
>>You need not ascribe to malice the actions of a man that may merely be borne out of ignorance. Perhaps he is not aware that your people are by custom and law not to be molested or interfered with in your travails. Hailing the soldier as the procession slows to a halt, you try to convince him of his mistake. [Hearty]

We bring the word, not the sword.

But if so wishes it, we can beat him with our shield. Tis no sword, sir. No sword.

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>>5539005
>Behind him, the silken robed man that must be his master glances dismissively in your direction before heedlessly returning to his haggling with the stallkeeper.
>You think it strange that you remember those two faces in the blur of what must be thousands of others in the crowded streets you pass by.
eyyy I spy a Cathaggi copperclipper in the future.

>He has no right. No right at all. It is not just ancient Church Law that forbids any to impede or harass the path of pilgrims to the final vigil, wars were fought to protect this sacred right. The Hoplite is testing you pilgrims, and he will not find you wanting. If the soldier does not stand aside, you will challenge his right to bar the way. [Haughty]

Steel shall be drawn as a last resort but not sooner!

>>5539011
My brother in shield laying

>>5534320
V pass
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>>5539005
>>He has no right. No right at all. It is not just ancient Church Law that forbids any to impede or harass the path of pilgrims to the final vigil, wars were fought to protect this sacred right. The Hoplite is testing you pilgrims, and he will not find you wanting. If the soldier does not stand aside, you will challenge his right to bar the way. [Haughty]

Wouldn't be the Storm Bear if we didn't try and cause a ruckus at every possible opportunity
>>5535521
me
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>>5539005
>You need not ascribe to malice the actions of a man that may merely be borne out of ignorance. Perhaps he is not aware that your people are by custom and law not to be molested or interfered with in your travails. Hailing the soldier as the procession slows to a halt, you try to convince him of his mistake. [Hearty]

We're on a holy journey, lets be the better man and enlighten this brother. For he may not be part of our procession but the Mother and the Almighty look upon him as one of their own nonetheless. This is a test, of our virtues, our patience, of our willingness to embrace an outsider and bring him into the fold, even if he does not join us today.

>>5534357
Me
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>>5539026
Also OOC just remember that Emile being quick to violence and to anger has led to some rather regrettable shit in the recent past. Hopefully he is learning to be a calmer, better person
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>>5539028
personally I won't be satisfied with that arc being completed until Emille learns shieldmaster
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>>5539038
Well sure but like you said, it's an arc. He's not getting redeemed overnight and becoming a master of the shieldbash. This is an opportunity for him to take steps towards not immediately killing any arrogant fuck that gets in the way
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>>5539039
I want to say he's already made steps in that regard but my recollection is failing me at the moment and while I think he knows better the audacity of this hoplite probably taps his ego too much.
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>>5539042
That's fair, I can see it. I'll stick with my vote and its reasoning but I can see where you're coming from
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>>5539044
fair enough then, I can likewise respect your angle.
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I don't know about this, but I feel like a [Hearty] approach with a warning at the end like. We aren't here for the pilgrims protection, rather we are here to make sure the pilgrims don't go crazy and murder any Cathagians. He might be able to take on a single knight, but a swarm of mad zealots probably not.

And we probably aren't lying on this either who knows what our confessor might do should a Cathagian bar our way.
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>>5539005
>>5534531

>He has no right. No right at all. It is not just ancient Church Law that forbids any to impede or harass the path of pilgrims to the final vigil, wars were fought to protect this sacred right. The Hoplite is testing you pilgrims, and he will not find you wanting. If the soldier does not stand aside, you will challenge his right to bar the way. [Haughty]

This is a matter of the safety of our pilgrims. We must be aware of our surroundings . They could be getting us to stop for a slaver ambush, which is probably why the law says we aren't allowed to be stopped in the first place. It is easier to surround our retinue when we aren't moving. We bid him move aside first or else there will be problems.
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>>5539075
It seems pretty unlikely that slavers are going to rush out of the alleyways to enslave a very large and very public (and guarded) group of Cantonian pilgrims...

That's the sort of shit you do at night, catching drunk people stumbling home down the wrong streets or kidnapping them from your friends "tavern"
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>>5539078
Fair, but our duty is to the pilgrims. They could silently pick off one of them near the back/edge of our group as a opportunity.
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>>5539082
I mean again, we have ourselves and the comitas and Jess and Orin (both of whom we believe are in the back). I don't think we're going to be predated like that but you're right, protecting them is our duty. With that in mind I think avoiding bloodshed is the best option no? Escalating the situation unnecessarily seems like a bad way to protect the pilgrims
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>>5539078
In equal measure though we don't know the the extent of the protections we and/or the Pilgrims are afforded in this foreign city, Emille is a foreigner far more informed on church and Cantonian law than he is in Cathaggi law and custom I would not be surprised if Cantonians/Pilgrims were fair game by some loophole that would allow such a open taking of slaves but at the same time I wouldn't be surprised by protections provided even to a minority outsider like Cantonians.
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>>5539083
Honestly, I just don't want us to stop moving, but I thought the Idealist option made our group look weak. I originally wanted to vote Hearty, but we stop with that choice.
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>>5539085
>I would not be surprised if Cantonians/Pilgrims were fair game by some loophole that would allow such a open taking of slaves

I would honestly be surprised if the church and the Comitas were unaware of such a thing existing. That seems exactly like the kind of thing we'd be forewarned about. I'm not suggesting we're perfectly safe. There is a reason we're protecting the pilgrims but I doubt such a staggering loophole would exist with the frequency of these pilgrimages

>>5539086
Fair enough anon, that's a bit more reasonable
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>>5539087
I don't doubt that they are almost certainly aware it exists if it does but at the same time I do not want to trust that we have been completely informed of such a risk even though Rosseau has been nothing but a paragon of the Comitas.

>but I doubt such a staggering loophole would exist with the frequency of these pilgrimages
I suppose it comes down to weither anyone can be held accountable for such acts or not, from my understanding Cantonian's are a minority in Cathaggi as is the church despite a number of crusades against the city so any influence that is felt in the city is still weak and heavily outweighed by other influences present.
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>>5539005
>>He has no right. No right at all. It is not just ancient Church Law that forbids any to impede or harass the path of pilgrims to the final vigil, wars were fought to protect this sacred right. The Hoplite is testing you pilgrims, and he will not find you wanting. If the soldier does not stand aside, you will challenge his right to bar the way. [Haughty]

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>>5539005
>You need not ascribe to malice the actions of a man that may merely be borne out of ignorance. Perhaps he is not aware that your people are by custom and law not to be molested or interfered with in your travails. Hailing the soldier as the procession slows to a halt, you try to convince him of his mistake. [Hearty]
Don't want to turn this holy procession into a fight, especially after singing such a psalm about the beauty of the Word. We are in a foreign land after all and every unforeseen consequence may have double the meaning because of that. Perhaps we could mention Militades to him if he pesters us too much. Or rather Eustace, as she was the leader of the green-cloaked warriors instead of the red ones.

Hell, I remember us becoming somewhat familiar among the Hoplites and maybe our name will ring something in his head. The Stratiokas and Militades got a hefty favour from the dragon as a consequence of us saving their asses on the King's Road, I doubt he would wish to go against us.

If he really gets annoying, then we can get pissy in the true Storm-Bear way and bash him around a bit.
>>5534322
My post
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>Kyrios Militades is GRATEFUL towards you. He and his supporters within the Kasta will treat you with respect.
> Stratiotikas Kasta ('Soldier Caste') of Nova Cathagi: KNOWN. You will not be harassed by the elite citizen-soldiery by mere virtue of being an ‘exoria’ foreigner, should you visit their lands.

A reminder of what we were given for our meeting with Militades. I don't think we have a dragon coin too, which could be useful to prove that Emile is not to be fucked with, but I believe there's enough material here to give him an edge when it comes to peaceful persuasion.

If the Hoplite doesn't move, then we can think about harsher measures.

>>5539005
>You need not ascribe to malice the actions of a man that may merely be borne out of ignorance. Perhaps he is not aware that your people are by custom and law not to be molested or interfered with in your travails. Hailing the soldier as the procession slows to a halt, you try to convince him of his mistake. [Hearty]

>>5535393
Me.
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>>5539005
>You need not ascribe to malice the actions of a man that may merely be borne out of ignorance. Perhaps he is not aware that your people are by custom and law not to be molested or interfered with in your travails. Hailing the soldier as the procession slows to a halt, you try to convince him of his mistake. [Hearty]
We can always kick their shit in latter
>>5534341
Veri
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>>5539005

>You need not ascribe to malice the actions of a man that may merely be borne out of ignorance. Perhaps he is not aware that your people are by custom and law not to be molested or interfered with in your travails. Hailing the soldier as the procession slows to a halt, you try to convince him of his mistake. [Hearty]
I see some symmetry in this, early on our pilgrimage we came to aid a group of Cathagi Hoplites in Canton and asserted that they had right of passage. Almighty willing we might see our deeds reciprocated now.

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>>5539005
>>You need not ascribe to malice the actions of a man that may merely be borne out of ignorance. Perhaps he is not aware that your people are by custom and law not to be molested or interfered with in your travails. Hailing the soldier as the procession slows to a halt, you try to convince him of his mistake. [Hearty]
We're here to escort the pilgrims, we should fight only when necessary. If he refuses to move, he will be moved.
>>5534527
Me
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>>5539119
I totally forgot about this. We should definitely lead with this then, before violence.
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>>5539182
Oh I used the wrong verification by accident whoops.
>>5534530
This is me.
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>>5539005
>He has no right. No right at all. It is not just ancient Church Law that forbids any to impede or harass the path of pilgrims to the final vigil, wars were fought to protect this sacred right. The Hoplite is testing you pilgrims, and he will not find you wanting. If the soldier does not stand aside, you will challenge his right to bar the way. [Haughty]
benis:>>5534321
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>>5539119
This is what I meant by my post>>5539106 Well said anon
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>>5539005
>>He has no right. No right at all. It is not just ancient Church Law that forbids any to impede or harass the path of pilgrims to the final vigil, wars were fought to protect this sacred right. The Hoplite is testing you pilgrims, and he will not find you wanting. If the soldier does not stand aside, you will challenge his right to bar the way. [Haughty]

>>5534318
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>>5539005
>You need not ascribe to malice the actions of a man that may merely be borne out of ignorance. Perhaps he is not aware that your people are by custom and law not to be molested or interfered with in your travails. Hailing the soldier as the procession slows to a halt, you try to convince him of his mistake. [Hearty]
I think this is appropriate as it still allows us to try diplomacy and if that doesn't work we can take the Rousseau option and go along the side paths

>>5535348
Me posting
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>>5539005
>>He has no right. No right at all. It is not just ancient Church Law that forbids any to impede or harass the path of pilgrims to the final vigil, wars were fought to protect this sacred right. The Hoplite is testing you pilgrims, and he will not find you wanting. If the soldier does not stand aside, you will challenge his right to bar the way. [Haughty]

>>5535528
V card
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>>5539005
>You need not ascribe to malice the actions of a man that may merely be borne out of ignorance. Perhaps he is not aware that your people are by custom and law not to be molested or interfered with in your travails. Hailing the soldier as the procession slows to a halt, you try to convince him of his mistake. [Hearty]
It is possible that the squad we helped have posted their men here to await our arrival for when we have come to serve in the Dragon Guard. There is no need for challenges (yet)
>>5534316
Me
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>>5539005
>>He has no right. No right at all. It is not just ancient Church Law that forbids any to impede or harass the path of pilgrims to the final vigil, wars were fought to protect this sacred right. The Hoplite is testing you pilgrims, and he will not find you wanting. If the soldier does not stand aside, you will challenge his right to bar the way. [Haughty]

>>5534333
Ignorantia juris non excusat
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>>5539005
>He has no right. No right at all. It is not just ancient Church Law that forbids any to impede or harass the path of pilgrims to the final vigil, wars were fought to protect this sacred right. The Hoplite is testing you pilgrims, and he will not find you wanting. If the soldier does not stand aside, you will challenge his right to bar the way. [Haughty]

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>>5535546
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>>5539005
>You need not ascribe to malice the actions of a man that may merely be borne out of ignorance. Perhaps he is not aware that your people are by custom and law not to be molested or interfered with in your travails. Hailing the soldier as the procession slows to a halt, you try to convince him of his mistake. [Hearty]
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>>5539005
>You need not ascribe to malice the actions of a man that may merely be borne out of ignorance. Perhaps he is not aware that your people are by custom and law not to be molested or interfered with in your travails. Hailing the soldier as the procession slows to a halt, you try to convince him of his mistake. [Hearty]

>>5534477
Check it.
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>>5539005
>You need not ascribe to malice the actions of a man that may merely be borne out of ignorance. Perhaps he is not aware that your people are by custom and law not to be molested or interfered with in your travails. Hailing the soldier as the procession slows to a halt, you try to convince him of his mistake. [Hearty]

>>5534329
Me
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>>5539005
>He has no right. No right at all. It is not just ancient Church Law that forbids any to impede or harass the path of pilgrims to the final vigil, wars were fought to protect this sacred right. The Hoplite is testing you pilgrims, and he will not find you wanting. If the soldier does not stand aside, you will challenge his right to bar the way. [Haughty]

Andrei Diplomacy, seems like Cathagi hasn't heard of it yet but they're gonna learn what the term means.

>>5535153
>me
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>>5539005
>>He has no right. No right at all. It is not just ancient Church Law that forbids any to impede or harass the path of pilgrims to the final vigil, wars were fought to protect this sacred right. The Hoplite is testing you pilgrims, and he will not find you wanting. If the soldier does not stand aside, you will challenge his right to bar the way. [Haughty]
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>>5539005
>You need not ascribe to malice the actions of a man that may merely be borne out of ignorance. Perhaps he is not aware that your people are by custom and law not to be molested or interfered with in your travails. Hailing the soldier as the procession slows to a halt, you explain his mistake to him. [Hearty]

There is no convincing - we merely must inform him he is in the wrong

If he does not move, we will make him move

>>5535143
V card
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>>5539005
>You need not ascribe to malice the actions of a man that may merely be borne out of ignorance. Perhaps he is not aware that your people are by custom and law not to be molested or interfered with in your travails. Hailing the soldier as the procession slows to a halt, you try to convince him of his mistake. [Hearty]

>>5534527
verification

>>5539186
>>5539182
Did a double take for a moment.
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>>5539005
>You need not ascribe to malice the actions of a man that may merely be borne out of ignorance. Perhaps he is not aware that your people are by custom and law not to be molested or interfered with in your travails. Hailing the soldier as the procession slows to a halt, you try to convince him of his mistake. [Hearty]

>>5539119
Given that this anon pointed out that we're specifically known by the soldier caste, it's very likely that these Hoplites aren't here to give us trouble. We should take the Hearty option because that lets us talk to this person and see what the deal is without being confrontational. It's important to start what will be a yearslong stay here in Nova Cathagi off on the right foot.

>>5534739
V card right here
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>>5539119
Very good.
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>>5539003
>He has no right. No right at all. It is not just ancient Church Law that forbids any to impede or harass the path of pilgrims to the final vigil, wars were fought to protect this sacred right. The Hoplite is testing you pilgrims, and he will not find you wanting. If the soldier does not stand aside, you will challenge his right to bar the way. [Haughty]

>>5534668
My v posting
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>>5539005
>You need not ascribe to malice the actions of a man that may merely be borne out of ignorance. Perhaps he is not aware that your people are by custom and law not to be molested or interfered with in your travails. Hailing the soldier as the procession slows to a halt, you try to convince him of his mistake. [Hearty]

>>5535491
Verification.

>>5539119
What a champion.
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>>5539005
>You need not ascribe to malice the actions of a man that may merely be borne out of ignorance. Perhaps he is not aware that your people are by custom and law not to be molested or interfered with in your travails. Hailing the soldier as the procession slows to a halt, you try to convince him of his mistake. [Hearty]

>>5539119
Good catch anon

>>5534875
Check
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>>5539005
>You need not ascribe to malice the actions of a man that may merely be borne out of ignorance. Perhaps he is not aware that your people are by custom and law not to be molested or interfered with in your travails. Hailing the soldier as the procession slows to a halt, you try to convince him of his mistake. [Hearty]

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>>5535150
Link back

>>5539005
>>He has no right. No right at all. It is not just ancient Church Law that forbids any to impede or harass the path of pilgrims to the final vigil, wars were fought to protect this sacred right. The Hoplite is testing you pilgrims, and he will not find you wanting. If the soldier does not stand aside, you will challenge his right to bar the way. [Haughty]
A warrior will respect strength over words.
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>SELECTED: You need not ascribe to malice the actions of a man that may merely be borne out of ignorance. Perhaps he is not aware that your people are by custom and law not to be molested or interfered with in your travails. Hailing the soldier as the procession slows to a halt, you try to convince him of his mistake. [Hearty]
>PERSUADE AUTO-SUCCESS: It seems that this obstruction was the folly of a relatively low-ranked soldier and not any standing policy of the Stratiokas. Once you are recognised, a nearby officer is quick to order that your party be permitted to pass unimpeded.

“Greetings, soldier.” Close up you realise that the hoplite barring the way is very young indeed, of an age with your own squire. They acknowledge your words by shifting their stance to face you directly, but offer no reply. “We are pilgrims late of the Kingdom of Cantôn.”

Behind you the procession has come to a halt, the psalm trailing off a little as the foremost pilgrims watch the exchange. Perhaps they young hoplite had expected his comrades to back him up in any confrontation, but the other soldiers seem completely disinterested in the exchange.

“Our destination is the Comitas chapter house that I am told is just a little further down this street.” Again, he stares you down without offering any meaningful reaction. “Might I ask why you bar the way?”

You are doing your utmost to keep your calm, even if he does not speak your tongue this is just rude. But teaching an impudent foreign whelp some manners in front of these pilgrims might not be in the spirit of Salve Reginae’s mercy and forgiveness, which you are trying to do better in emulating.

“I see…“ Perhaps a change of tact is called for. “How fares the Kyrios Militades? It has been near a year since a last saw him and his compatriot Kyria Eustace.”

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That name-drop does garner a reaction, finally, in the form of the young hoplite glancing uncertainly at one of the other shoulders who has stood up and called out through the doorway of the building they were leaning against. A guard post you know realise, seeing another Stratiokas step out into the street.

“Τι είναι αυτό?” The newcomer is donned in the green cloak that seems to be the only recognisable symbol of higher office. He regards you critically as one of the other soldiers mutters in his ear. “Αυτή η εξορία μίλησε για τους Εξυψωμένους ονομαστικά?”

A cutting word and sharp gesture from the officer resolves the stand-off immediately. While expression on the young hoplite’s face barely shifts, he nonetheless retreats hurriedly and sinks to his knees on the side of the street in abject obeisance as the officer begins speaking to you directly in a rapid Cathagi dialect.

“Exoria. The beneficent Kyrios begs pardon for the intrusion and bids your bondsmen and servants be on their way.” Another figure in humble robes steps forward, head bowed and posture submissive. They speak in fluent Cantônian, albeit heavily accented, and seem to have no difficulty in translating at the pace at which the officer is speaking. “Before you take your leave the esteemed Kryios will have your name and style, exoria.”

“That is kind, but no apology is necessary. This appears to have been a simple misunderstanding.” You gesture for Brother Rousseau to lead the procession on, seeing no reason to not give the officer the time of day until at least the last of the pilgrims have passed the checkpoint. You do not much like the assumption that they are your property, although the mistake is understandable. “I am Sir Emile Andrei, of the House Andrei, knight of Cantôn and charged with the protection of these pilgrims.”

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“The wise Kyrios Leon recognises this name Andrei.” The young woman translates at ease between the two of you, all they never raising her head and deferentially avoiding eye contact. “The privileged Kyrios has the honour of serving the Exalted One Kyria Eustace, who may have spoken of you.”

You realise that the translator is indeed a slave, a thin slip of a girl barely the age of your younger sister Halina. When you came across the convoy on the Kingsroad nearly a year ago there were only soldiers, no slaves. Of course, although they bore the King’s Writ of safe passage countenancing the presence their property in flagrant breach of the doctrine of faith would have been unthinkable.

“My pardon, exoria.” You have never spoken with a slave before. You cannot keep the pity out of your gaze as the young girl speaks. But for the emancipation of your ancestors by the Brothers, this lass could be your kin. “The knowledgeable Kyrios wishes to know if you are indeed the same northerner that lent aid to the Exalted Kyrios Militades and Exalted Kyria Eustace.”

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>“He is correct. I would speak further, but I am afraid I cannot tarry.” The last of the pilgrims are passing the checkpoint now, you were correct in assuming that Orin was at the rear. Jess however is nowhere to be seen. You bid your goodbyes as politely as you are able, but you will not keep the pilgrims waiting to make conversation with a slaveowner. [Haughty]

>“Tell your master that I am he. How fares Militades and the fair Eustace?” You don’t know what the significance of ‘Exalted One’ means but by the sounds of it the two Cathagi officers have risen through the ranks since you last met. The Reginate reports were accurate at least in that regard. [Hearty]

>“Your grasp of my mother tongue is excellent. Before I answer the Kyrios, pray tell… What is your name?” You speak to the slave directly, as their own person and not a tool. While you’ve come to appreciate some cultural differences in your travels, respecting the custom of chattel ownership of one man over another is not and will never be among them. [Idealist]
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No update tomorrow gents, I imagine I will be in quite a state.
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>>5539981
>“He is correct. I would speak further, but I am afraid I cannot tarry.” The last of the pilgrims are passing the checkpoint now, you were correct in assuming that Orin was at the rear. Jess however is nowhere to be seen. You bid your goodbyes as politely as you are able, but you will not keep the pilgrims waiting to make conversation with a slaveowner. [Haughty]

As anons have said previously, our main focus right now is to safeguard the pilgrims so we shouldn't delay too much.

As for the last option, I think if we talk to her directly she's only going to suffer for it later when we are out of sight. I don't want to endorse slavery but I'd rather ignore her and not have her beaten because we treated her right before getting our bearings here

>>5534357
Me

Thank god we didn't just start kicking his ass like a dumb brute
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>>5539981
>Αυτή η εξορία μίλησε για τους Εξυψωμένους ονομαστικά?
>(This exile spoke of the Exalted by name?)
Interesting he calls us exile...

>“He is correct. I would speak further, but I am afraid I cannot tarry.” The last of the pilgrims are passing the checkpoint now, you were correct in assuming that Orin was at the rear. Jess however is nowhere to be seen. You bid your goodbyes as politely as you are able, but you will not keep the pilgrims waiting to make conversation with a slaveowner. [Haughty]

Going to agree with >>5539985 on this, interacting with the slave right now outside her function is likely a mistep and will only cause her pain and honestly we need to see the Pilgrims to the chapterhouse before we can get upset about anything.

That said I'm all for fucking off slavery and taking some names

We already know Militades and Eustace are in the good graces of the Dragons court at least last we heard so their exaltation isn't unexpected.

>>5534320
V-card

>>5539984
Hitting the goodstuff tonight ehh?
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>>5539981
>“Your grasp of my mother tongue is excellent. Before I answer the Kyrios, pray tell… What is your name?” You speak to the slave directly, as their own person and not a tool. While you’ve come to appreciate some cultural differences in your travels, respecting the custom of chattel ownership of one man over another is not and will never be among them. [Idealist]
I'm a sap for this kind of thing.
>>5534566
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>>5539981
>>“He is correct. I would speak further, but I am afraid I cannot tarry.” The last of the pilgrims are passing the checkpoint now, you were correct in assuming that Orin was at the rear. Jess however is nowhere to be seen. You bid your goodbyes as politely as you are able, but you will not keep the pilgrims waiting to make conversation with a slaveowner. [Haughty]
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>>5539981
>>“He is correct. I would speak further, but I am afraid I cannot tarry.” The last of the pilgrims are passing the checkpoint now, you were correct in assuming that Orin was at the rear. Jess however is nowhere to be seen. You bid your goodbyes as politely as you are able, but you will not keep the pilgrims waiting to make conversation with a slaveowner. [Haughty]
>>5534530
Me
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>>5539981
>“He is correct. I would speak further, but I am afraid I cannot tarry.” The last of the pilgrims are passing the checkpoint now, you were correct in assuming that Orin was at the rear. Jess however is nowhere to be seen. You bid your goodbyes as politely as you are able, but you will not keep the pilgrims waiting to make conversation with a slaveowner. [Haughty]

Verily: >>5534546
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>>5535546
me
>>5539981

>“He is correct. I would speak further, but I am afraid I cannot tarry.” The last of the pilgrims are passing the checkpoint now, you were correct in assuming that Orin was at the rear. Jess however is nowhere to be seen. You bid your goodbyes as politely as you are able, but you will not keep the pilgrims waiting to make conversation with a slaveowner. [Haughty]
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>>5539981
>“Your grasp of my mother tongue is excellent. Before I answer the Kyrios, pray tell… What is your name?” You speak to the slave directly, as their own person and not a tool. While you’ve come to appreciate some cultural differences in your travels, respecting the custom of chattel ownership of one man over another is not and will never be among them. [Idealist]

>>5534527
verification
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Hmm, you know, something the thread didn't discuss (or if it did, I don't recall) is just how Kyria and Militades rose up so much.

Hunting foreign animals can't be that rewarding unless the whims of the Dragon are much more impactful on Catahgi society than I'm led to believe.

In any case, I agree with other anons that now is not the time to investigate. Since this seems to be a guard post, we can come back to talk with this Kyrios Leon later on, or more likely Militades or Kyria will come to us.

>>5539981
>“He is correct. I would speak further, but I am afraid I cannot tarry.” The last of the pilgrims are passing the checkpoint now, you were correct in assuming that Orin was at the rear. Jess however is nowhere to be seen. You bid your goodbyes as politely as you are able, but you will not keep the pilgrims waiting to make conversation with a slaveowner. [Haughty]

>>5535393
Me.

>>5539981
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>>5539981
>>“He is correct. I would speak further, but I am afraid I cannot tarry.” The last of the pilgrims are passing the checkpoint now, you were correct in assuming that Orin was at the rear. Jess however is nowhere to be seen. You bid your goodbyes as politely as you are able, but you will not keep the pilgrims waiting to make conversation with a slaveowner. [Haughty]
wew
>>5534750
lad
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>>5540078
My bet they are one of the reasons prehaps the only reason why the Bedouin are not more of a threat to Cathaggi.

No real backing yet to any theory yet but I have begun to feel that Cathaggi is a bit of a paper tiger nowdays one that is ancient and remembers its strength but has since lost much of it for one reason or another.
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>>5539981
>“He is correct. I would speak further, but I am afraid I cannot tarry.” The last of the pilgrims are passing the checkpoint now, you were correct in assuming that Orin was at the rear. Jess however is nowhere to be seen. You bid your goodbyes as politely as you are able, but you will not keep the pilgrims waiting to make conversation with a slaveowner. [Haughty]
>>5534341
V
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I love yours shuts guys
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>>5539981
>>“He is correct. I would speak further, but I am afraid I cannot tarry.” The last of the pilgrims are passing the checkpoint now, you were correct in assuming that Orin was at the rear. Jess however is nowhere to be seen. You bid your goodbyes as politely as you are able, but you will not keep the pilgrims waiting to make conversation with a slaveowner. [Haughty]

>>5535521
me
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The final vigil awaits. This has been our goal since some of the earliest threads. Regardless of how it goes the payoff will be immense. Can you imagine critting that? BTW we really should try and get fae kissed first since we have rolled so many 99s.
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>>5540161
Yeah I honestly can't wait, I am so pumped for the final vigil. We have to go balls to the wall and do whatever the most pious version of it is (if there are multiple ways to do it)
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>>5540166
Could you imagine doing it in a storm again or going on a vision quest and fighting in place of our ancestor alongside the brothers?
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Our build was originally supposed a typical white knight, but overtime we have become essentially an inquisitor. Amassing forbidden lore, conducting investigations, going insane, killing monsters/witches, assembling a retinue, etc...
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>>5540169
All cool ideas. I am pretty keen to see what Forgotten comes up with. Might be a "Long Walk" type deal, trekking into the desert with no supplies and only our sword and a robe or something. Maybe we munch on some "sacred herbs" before hand and have to reach a special place and stand vigil for a night before walking back.
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>>5540170
I mean I'd say the reginates are still more inquisitor than Emille but he's certainly diversified himself, I'm sure curious about how things are going to turn in the future once the vigil is over.

>>5540173
Oh damn I completely forgot about the long walk since I was thinking we wouldn't be arriving in Cathaggi on boat, that's going to be some moses in the desert shit.
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>>5539981
>>“Your grasp of my mother tongue is excellent. Before I answer the Kyrios, pray tell… What is your name?” You speak to the slave directly, as their own person and not a tool. While you’ve come to appreciate some cultural differences in your travels, respecting the custom of chattel ownership of one man over another is not and will never be among them. [Idealist]
gfgrd:>>5534321
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>>5539981

>“Your grasp of my mother tongue is excellent. Before I answer the Kyrios, pray tell… What is your name?” You speak to the slave directly, as their own person and not a tool. While you’ve come to appreciate some cultural differences in your travels, respecting the custom of chattel ownership of one man over another is not and will never be among them. [Idealist]

Lets go a little against conventions

>>5534375
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I heartiyl and love you all you idealist and haughty knigga motherfriggers
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>>5539981

>“Tell your master that I am he. How fares Militades and the fair Eustace?” You don’t know what the significance of ‘Exalted One’ means but by the sounds of it the two Cathagi officers have risen through the ranks since you last met. The Reginate reports were accurate at least in that regard. [Hearty]

Intel gathering starts now. Also regardless of what we choose we should ask where he acquired a "servant" who can translate so well. We're going to need one if we hope to get anywhere here.

>>5534875
Check
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>>5539981
>“Your grasp of my mother tongue is excellent. Before I answer the Kyrios, pray tell… What is your name?” You speak to the slave directly, as their own person and not a tool. While you’ve come to appreciate some cultural differences in your travels, respecting the custom of chattel ownership of one man over another is not and will never be among them. [Idealist]

>>5534668
V postings
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>>5539981
>“Your grasp of my mother tongue is excellent. Before I answer the Kyrios, pray tell… What is your name?” You speak to the slave directly, as their own person and not a tool. While you’ve come to appreciate some cultural differences in your travels, respecting the custom of chattel ownership of one man over another is not and will never be among them. [Idealist]

>>5535153
Is me.
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>>5539981
>>“He is correct. I would speak further, but I am afraid I cannot tarry.” The last of the pilgrims are passing the checkpoint now, you were correct in assuming that Orin was at the rear. Jess however is nowhere to be seen. You bid your goodbyes as politely as you are able, but you will not keep the pilgrims waiting to make conversation with a slaveowner. [Haughty]

V >>5534497
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>>5535150
Link back>>5539981
>>“He is correct. I would speak further, but I am afraid I cannot tarry.” The last of the pilgrims are passing the checkpoint now, you were correct in assuming that Orin was at the rear. Jess however is nowhere to be seen. You bid your goodbyes as politely as you are able, but you will not keep the pilgrims waiting to make conversation with a slaveowner. [Haughty]

>>5540105
Another top tier meme
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>>5539981
>“Tell your master that I am he. How fares Militades and the fair Eustace?” You don’t know what the significance of ‘Exalted One’ means but by the sounds of it the two Cathagi officers have risen through the ranks since you last met. The Reginate reports were accurate at least in that regard. [Hearty]
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>>5539981
>>“Tell your master that I am he. How fares Militades and the fair Eustace?” You don’t know what the significance of ‘Exalted One’ means but by the sounds of it the two Cathagi officers have risen through the ranks since you last met. The Reginate reports were accurate at least in that regard. [Hearty]

>>5535528
Valurr
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>>5540330
>Also regardless of what we choose we should ask where he acquired a "servant" who can translate so well
I have an idea why and I really hope I'm wrong.
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>>5539981
>“Your grasp of my mother tongue is excellent. Before I answer the Kyrios, pray tell… What is your name?” You speak to the slave directly, as their own person and not a tool. While you’ve come to appreciate some cultural differences in your travels, respecting the custom of chattel ownership of one man over another is not and will never be among them. [Idealist]
We can possibly ask Kyrios Leon to release this slave into our service so we may bring them back to Canton
>>5534316
Me
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>>5539981
>“He is correct. I would speak further, but I am afraid I cannot tarry.” The last of the pilgrims are passing the checkpoint now, you were correct in assuming that Orin was at the rear. Jess however is nowhere to be seen. You bid your goodbyes as politely as you are able, but you will not keep the pilgrims waiting to make conversation with a slaveowner. [Haughty]

>>5534318
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>>5539981

>“Your grasp of my mother tongue is excellent. Before I answer the Kyrios, pray tell… What is your name?” You speak to the slave directly, as their own person and not a tool. While you’ve come to appreciate some cultural differences in your travels, respecting the custom of chattel ownership of one man over another is not and will never be among them. [Idealist]

>>5535348
that me
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>>5539981
>“Tell your master that I am he. How fares Militades and the fair Eustace?” You don’t know what the significance of ‘Exalted One’ means but by the sounds of it the two Cathagi officers have risen through the ranks since you last met. The Reginate reports were accurate at least in that regard. [Hearty]

If this doesn’t get into the final 2 then my vote goes towards the Haughty option

>>5535143
V card
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>>5539981
“He is correct. I would speak further, but I am afraid I cannot tarry.” The last of the pilgrims are passing the checkpoint now, you were correct in assuming that Orin was at the rear. Jess however is nowhere to be seen. You bid your goodbyes as politely as you are able, but you will not keep the pilgrims waiting to make conversation with a slaveowner. [Haughty]

>>5534329
Me
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>>5539981
>“He is correct. I would speak further, but I am afraid I cannot tarry.” The last of the pilgrims are passing the checkpoint now, you were correct in assuming that Orin was at the rear. Jess however is nowhere to be seen. You bid your goodbyes as politely as you are able, but you will not keep the pilgrims waiting to make conversation with a slaveowner. [Haughty]

>>5535002
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>>5539981
>“Your grasp of my mother tongue is excellent. Before I answer the Kyrios, pray tell… What is your name?” You speak to the slave directly, as their own person and not a tool. While you’ve come to appreciate some cultural differences in your travels, respecting the custom of chattel ownership of one man over another is not and will never be among them. [Idealist]

verify >>5534630
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>>5539981
>“He is correct. I would speak further, but I am afraid I cannot tarry.” The last of the pilgrims are passing the checkpoint now, you were correct in assuming that Orin was at the rear. Jess however is nowhere to be seen. You bid your goodbyes as politely as you are able, but you will not keep the pilgrims waiting to make conversation with a slaveowner. [Haughty]
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>>5540497

I'm hoping you're right. If we can buy and free a Cantonian translation slave we'll have a dependable and loyal translator for the duration of our stay here
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>>5540497
I mean it's no secret that an element of Cathaggi raid Romanie shores for slaves and we know the Hewitts were being utter scum by trading people to slavers, it's also likely as was discussed in the previous vote that their is the potential for slavers to pray on pilgrims on their way here or in the city itself.

>>5540954
If we do end up staying here for a protracted period I am really keen on buying and freeing slaves and offering them a chance in our service if not just a way out of the city.
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>>5540974
If we do do something like that we have to make sure we don't end up getting scammed because I could see us gaining a reputation for freeing slaves.

I could see it going 2 different ways.

1. We free slaves and then the gangs follow them for a day or so and recapture them, putting them into slavery in another part of the city.

2. We're seen as an easy mark and are either sold slaves who return straight back to their masters or sold what appear to be slaves but who again, are working with the slavers for a cut of the profit
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>>5541233
Yeah first thing to do is channel our cover and get some reputable assistance slave or no on the going on's around the trade and markets to confirm if such a plan is viable.

>1. We free slaves and then the gangs follow them for a day or so and recapture them, putting them into slavery in another part of the city.
I have a suspicion that I'm waiting on confirmation of that one of the covert operations of the church in the city is an underground railroad of sorts, if it exists I think its a good start on this option.

There is also the option of keeping them as slaves in name only until we leave then we free them but I almost feel like thats a throny point or two.
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>>5541238
>There is also the option of keeping them as slaves in name only until we leave then we free them but I almost feel like thats a throny point or two.

Yeah I considered that. I mean if we pay them a fair wage and give them the option to leave whenever they want it might be less thorny
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>>5541239
Yeah though I think its kind of a spirit of the law vs the word of it as far as church law goes.
Inb4 Emille has too deal with the argument that they aren't slaves but endentured servants paying off a lifedebt
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>>5539981
>“He is correct. I would speak further, but I am afraid I cannot tarry.” The last of the pilgrims are passing the checkpoint now, you were correct in assuming that Orin was at the rear. Jess however is nowhere to be seen. You bid your goodbyes as politely as you are able, but you will not keep the pilgrims waiting to make conversation with a slaveowner. [Haughty]
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>>5541412
Virginity check >>5535566
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>>5540266
I love you too < 3
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>>5540266
How i've missed Forgotten drunkposting.
Sleep tight, hangover-man.
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I'm getting too valorous for this shit
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>>5541238
The church has better things to do than freeing Cathagi slaves. Remember how its presence on the continent is thin enough that we couldn't get a rundown on anything but the most basic political climate? I'm pretty sure the few agents they do have are buried deep and not particularly inclined to be connected to a massive logistics chain moving the least secure cargo there is - people.

When considering the church's covert operations, always think "would Gilbern do this?". If he wouldn't, the church likely isn't either, since he's very indicative of the type of people the Queen trusts with the less palatable aspects of politics. Gilbern would never waste resources (and more importantly, risk trusted assets) on something as pointless as freeing slaves on another continent.

TLDR; The church aren't going to be actively interfering in Cathagi society. Our contacts will all be spies and intelligence operatives.
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Well we probably should buy, then free a translation slave, pretty quick. Offer them a modest pay and then set aside a portion for them to repay us upon the end of our stay.
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>SELECTED: “He is correct. I would speak further, but I am afraid I cannot tarry.” The last of the pilgrims are passing the checkpoint now, you were correct in assuming that Orin was at the rear. Jess however is nowhere to be seen. You bid your goodbyes as politely as you are able, but you will not keep the pilgrims waiting to make conversation with a slaveowner. [Haughty]

“He is correct.” You affirm, keeping your tone polite but your words short. You refrain from being to personable with the young bilingual slave, doubtless doing so would only raise her masters ire and risk being taken out on her later. “I would speak further, but I am afraid I cannot tarry.”

“The accommodating Kyrios understands, and wishes you on your way.” The Stratiokas officer offers his own polite nod before stepping away as the slave girl concludes her translation. “The Exalted Kyria Eustace will be informed of your arrival, honoured exoria.”

An entirely innocuous statement in and of itself, but one that nonetheless causes you a tinge of concern. You remember well the Cathagi warrior woman in the wake of the battle on the Kingsroad, and the in particular the way she stared at you. Perhaps your memory of the encounter is warped from time and circumstance, but if forced you would describe that look as similar to a contestant valuing up a prize to be won.

As you and the pilgrims continue to follow Brother Rousseau confident stride through the city you struggle to take in anything you see. There is so much activity, so many faces, so many variations between the clothing and creeds that brush by the procession in these narrow winding streets. It is clear that Nova Cathagi has virtually nothing approaching cultural uniformity, so much so that you have real difficulty discerning who is a local and who is a foreigner. Many of the former appear to adopt some or all of the fashions of the other, or vice versa, to the point that retaining one’s own traditional apparel is a fashion statement of itself. But this melting pot of cultural affectations on display is hardly the strangest exhibit you are confronted with.

You pass a row of chanting shaven headed men sitting cross-legged on the side of the street. They are each of them as naked as the day they were born and covered head-to-toe in white chalk so you could not honestly say what kingdom they hail from. Their chanting, or rather manic chattering, seems at once both completely discordant and somehow eerily in sync. You avert your eyes from the barbarity, and raise the volume of your own unnerving recitation of the psalms in an effort to drown them out.

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>>5542480
>Forgotten just posting tits now
Based, but careful not to get the thread pruned lol. Man this pic makes me resentful of the Vancewell fags who couldn't wait till we encounter superior hoplite GF!
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Further on is another exhibit of nudity of a more erotic nature. Women, and men, of every ethnicity and origin array themselves in half-shaded shopfronts and balconies that emit sickly sweet perfumes and heady incense that billow between the silk curtain. Draped in such scantily clad attire, there could be no mistaking their profession. Bare breasts and oiled skin ripple in the oppressive sun as the courtesans, concubines, doxies and what-have-you attempt to entice pursuers of the flesh. Thankfully your procession is not solicited, but you suspect the reason lies more with the weight of other purses present than any respect for your faith.

Another side-street catches your attention, more an alley than a street proper. It does not seem a place any respectable person would be seen going down, but the place is packed with persons of all sorts coming and going. A number of signs hang over it in at least a dozen different languages, one quite clearly daubed “Prophet’s Lane” in your Cantônian mother tongue. There is much noise and shouting originating from further down that street, so you find yourself relieved when Brother Rousseau passes the place by without pause.

You are nearly at the Comitas Chaper House, the refuge of yourself and the pilgrims before the final vigil. The street opens up into a larger thoroughfare with marble columns lining either side. It must have been a glorious avenue in its heyday, but clearly in disrepair. Whatever might constructs these pillars held up have long vanished, leaving only the floor tiles and cracked columns in their wake.

But it is here that your procession is delayed by some sort of commotion up ahead. Armed men on official business. Men wearing the purple livery of the Dragon Guard.

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>Burly giants, clearly Norsikaan by the helm and longaxes slung over the shoulder, but armoured in glittering chainmail hauberks of southern make. These men are a different breed from sort of ill-tempered drunks you encountered in Port Bounty. [Norsikaan Cohort]

>Taller than you and rakish thin, their skin is so dark that you at first fear it must be some kind of malady. Over their shoulders is slung a long bow of masterful craftsmanship. These must be the famed archers of the Tempest Isles. [Tempestus Cohort]

>While clearly knights armed and armoured in the style of your homeland, barring a few local adoptions, they display none of their own heraldry and wear the purple tabard denoting the symbol of the Dragon proudly. [Cantônian Cohort]
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>>5542484
>>Taller than you and rakish thin, their skin is so dark that you at first fear it must be some kind of malady. Over their shoulders is slung a long bow of masterful craftsmanship. These must be the famed archers of the Tempest Isles. [Tempestus Cohort]
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>>5542484
>Burly giants, clearly Norsikaan by the helm and longaxes slung over the shoulder, but armoured in glittering chainmail hauberks of southern make. These men are a different breed from sort of ill-tempered drunks you encountered in Port Bounty. [Norsikaan Cohort]
The Cantônian Cohort would be easier to deal with but I want see see more of the Norsikaan.

>>5534375
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>>5542484
>>Taller than you and rakish thin, their skin is so dark that you at first fear it must be some kind of malady. Over their shoulders is slung a long bow of masterful craftsmanship. These must be the famed archers of the Tempest Isles. [Tempestus Cohort]

>>5535521
me
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>>5542484
>>5534531
>Burly giants, clearly Norsikaan by the helm and longaxes slung over the shoulder, but armoured in glittering chainmail hauberks of southern make. These men are a different breed from sort of ill-tempered drunks you encountered in Port Bounty. [Norsikaan Cohort]

It would be cool to meet the best of the Norsikaan.
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>>5542483
>superior hoplite GF!
FiGhT mE, Vancewell no.1 waifu!


>>5542484
>Burly giants, clearly Norsikaan by the helm and longaxes slung over the shoulder, but armoured in glittering chainmail hauberks of southern make. These men are a different breed from sort of ill-tempered drunks you encountered in Port Bounty. [Norsikaan Cohort]

>>5534320
V-card
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>>5542484
>>Burly giants, clearly Norsikaan by the helm and longaxes slung over the shoulder, but armoured in glittering chainmail hauberks of southern make. These men are a different breed from sort of ill-tempered drunks you encountered in Port Bounty. [Norsikaan Cohort]
Forgotten deserves to finally get his Not!vikings, let's just hope a crit doesn't do them in this time.

>>5535471
Tis' I
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>>5542484
>Burly giants, clearly Norsikaan by the helm and longaxes slung over the shoulder, but armoured in glittering chainmail hauberks of southern make. These men are a different breed from sort of ill-tempered drunks you encountered in Port Bounty. [Norsikaan Cohort]

>>5534527
Me
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>>5542484
>>While clearly knights armed and armoured in the style of your homeland, barring a few local adoptions, they display none of their own heraldry and wear the purple tabard denoting the symbol of the Dragon proudly. [Cantônian Cohort]

>>5534318
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>>5542484
>Burly giants, clearly Norsikaan by the helm and longaxes slung over the shoulder, but armoured in glittering chainmail hauberks of southern make. These men are a different breed from sort of ill-tempered drunks you encountered in Port Bounty. [Norsikaan Cohort]

Virginity check
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>>5542484
>>Burly giants, clearly Norsikaan by the helm and longaxes slung over the shoulder, but armoured in glittering chainmail hauberks of southern make. These men are a different breed from sort of ill-tempered drunks you encountered in Port Bounty. [Norsikaan Cohort]
>>5534530
Meeeee
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>>5542483
>superior hoplite GF
Imagine the sheer force of will Emile will have to apply to not fuck a tanned warrior woman upon meeting her
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>>5542484
>Burly giants, clearly Norsikaan by the helm and longaxes slung over the shoulder, but armoured in glittering chainmail hauberks of southern make. These men are a different breed from sort of ill-tempered drunks you encountered in Port Bounty. [Norsikaan Cohort]
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>>5542484
>Burly giants, clearly Norsikaan by the helm and longaxes slung over the shoulder, but armoured in glittering chainmail hauberks of southern make. These men are a different breed from sort of ill-tempered drunks you encountered in Port Bounty. [Norsikaan Cohort]
Forgotten has teased them since that time we met the Militades on the Kingsroad. Time to see what these Varangian Guards are all about.
>>5534322
Me
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>>5542484
>Burly giants, clearly Norsikaan by the helm and longaxes slung over the shoulder, but armoured in glittering chainmail hauberks of southern make. These men are a different breed from sort of ill-tempered drunks you encountered in Port Bounty. [Norsikaan Cohort]
Our next destination. We will get Jess her dirt.
Also, we need to finish this pilgrimage business so we can help Jess with her dirt collection for Catagi ASAP before she becomes enslaved. If those slavers ever manage to catch her that is
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>>5542553
>>5534316
me
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>>5542535
And I bet they're super casual about sex as well and will do butt stuff
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>>5542484
>>Burly giants, clearly Norsikaan by the helm and longaxes slung over the shoulder, but armoured in glittering chainmail hauberks of southern make. These men are a different breed from sort of ill-tempered drunks you encountered in Port Bounty. [Norsikaan Cohort]

>>5535627
C'est moi
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>>5542484
>Taller than you and rakish thin, their skin is so dark that you at first fear it must be some kind of malady. Over their shoulders is slung a long bow of masterful craftsmanship. These must be the famed archers of the Tempest Isles. [Tempestus Cohort]
me: >>5534321
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>>5542484
>Burly giants, clearly Norsikaan by the helm and longaxes slung over the shoulder, but armoured in glittering chainmail hauberks of southern make. These men are a different breed from sort of ill-tempered drunks you encountered in Port Bounty. [Norsikaan Cohort]

>>5534546
Me!
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You know we should probably see if we can get one of those longaxes for Karlaus as a gift, if I remember correctly he his weapon of choice is an axe right?
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>>5542484
>>Burly giants, clearly Norsikaan by the helm and longaxes slung over the shoulder, but armoured in glittering chainmail hauberks of southern make. These men are a different breed from sort of ill-tempered drunks you encountered in Port Bounty. [Norsikaan Cohort]
>>5535511
me
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>>5542484
>Burly giants, clearly Norsikaan by the helm and longaxes slung over the shoulder, but armoured in glittering chainmail hauberks of southern make. These men are a different breed from sort of ill-tempered drunks you encountered in Port Bounty. [Norsikaan Cohort]
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>>5542484
>Taller than you and rakish thin, their skin is so dark that you at first fear it must be some kind of malady. Over their shoulders is slung a long bow of masterful craftsmanship. These must be the famed archers of the Tempest Isles. [Tempestus Cohort]

Sound more interesting than Not!Vikings

>>5535143
V card
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>>5542484
>Taller than you and rakish thin, their skin is so dark that you at first fear it must be some kind of malady. Over their shoulders is slung a long bow of masterful craftsmanship. These must be the famed archers of the Tempest Isles. [Tempestus Cohort]

I'm happy with either these or Norsikaans winning, but we know less about the Tempest Isles, so I'm interested in them a wee bit more

>>5534739
V-card
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Has the Tempestus showed up in quest before?
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>>5542484
>>Burly giants, clearly Norsikaan by the helm and longaxes slung over the shoulder, but armoured in glittering chainmail hauberks of southern make. These men are a different breed from sort of ill-tempered drunks you encountered in Port Bounty. [Norsikaan Cohort]
I want to see these northmen.
>>5534750
v on the card
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>>5542480
> That right shoulder in the pic

I can see what the Artist was attempting with the lighting; they failed though.
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>>5542825
First time they've showed up I believe also this is lltechnically our first interaction with something off map since while the Tempest isles are written on the map their is no landmass.
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Oh Forgotten you glorious sneaky derivative bastard I figured it out. I know how the sons of sin were forged. Under His champion specifically the In the Halls of the Dark Father ability it says once a champion dies a new champion is selected. Furthermore, there is the Unbreakable ability that would explain why Anarchy was so hard to kill. Tell me the truth. Is each sin one of the aspects of the Dark Father? And if so does the Dark Father still endure?
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>>5543107
Going to fight in the afterlife forever? Sound familiar? It should.
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>>5543107
probably not the same universe, though I also thought similarly at one point.

>Inb4 black company multiberse shenanigans
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>>5542484
>Burly giants, clearly Norsikaan by the helm and longaxes slung over the shoulder, but armoured in glittering chainmail hauberks of southern make. These men are a different breed from sort of ill-tempered drunks you encountered in Port Bounty. [Norsikaan Cohort]

>>5534668
My v post
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>>5535150
Link back

>>5542484
>Burly giants, clearly Norsikaan by the helm and longaxes slung over the shoulder, but armoured in glittering chainmail hauberks of southern make. These men are a different breed from sort of ill-tempered drunks you encountered in Port Bounty. [Norsikaan Cohort]
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>>5542484
>Taller than you and rakish thin, their skin is so dark that you at first fear it must be some kind of malady. Over their shoulders is slung a long bow of masterful craftsmanship. These must be the famed archers of the Tempest Isles. [Tempestus Cohort]
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>>5542484
>While clearly knights armed and armoured in the style of your homeland, barring a few local adoptions, they display none of their own heraldry and wear the purple tabard denoting the symbol of the Dragon proudly. [Cantônian Cohort]
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Stay strong my brothers! This Cathargi slaver tomboy GF shall not tempt us!
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>>5543368
>L'orso cocole
wholesome and cute
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>>5543368
Just think how quick grampa would spin in his grave if we got together with a sl***r.
>Pic related
Mom "you can't just do nothing but be a knight errant for the rest of your life"
Mom" what would your grandpa say"
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Grandpa" Damm cathargi trying to steal my freedom"
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>>5543411
>Muh freedoms
>[screeching legatus Griffinhawk in the background]
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>>5542484
>Burly giants, clearly Norsikaan by the helm and longaxes slung over the shoulder, but armoured in glittering chainmail hauberks of southern make. These men are a different breed from sort of ill-tempered drunks you encountered in Port Bounty. [Norsikaan Cohort]

>>5535153
Me
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>>5543411
My grampa would ask if they were a Norsikaan, or a Norsican't.

I know this to be true when he shouted it at the Mexican guy he was bowling with.
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>>5542484
>>Burly giants, clearly Norsikaan by the helm and longaxes slung over the shoulder, but armoured in glittering chainmail hauberks of southern make. These men are a different breed from sort of ill-tempered drunks you encountered in Port Bounty. [Norsikaan Cohort]

>>5534333
Me
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>>5542484
>Taller than you and rakish thin, their skin is so dark that you at first fear it must be some kind of malady. Over their shoulders is slung a long bow of masterful craftsmanship. These must be the famed archers of the Tempest Isles. [Tempestus Cohort]

>>5534329
Me
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Sorry lads, try to finish the update but I can’t stop nodding off. Will post tomorrow.
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>>5543575
The thing I fear the most every day.

Have a good rest Forgotten
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>>5543575
And the moment I actually try to give in and let sleep take me suddenly I can't sleep. Silver lining though, I've finished the update. Apologies in advance for any format bollocks.

>>5543368
This be comfy as eff

>>5543107
Maybe you're crazy, maybe that's some high quality tinfoil, but ask yourself this. If you were even close to the truth, would I ever confirm it even if directly asked?

>>5542545
>>5542519
Yay, thanks anon-daddies. You can't have a mighty foreign imperial city without some varangian equivalent, surely...

These are far from the only cohorts in the Dragon Guard, but those more exotic examples can wait.
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>>5543630
I am looking forward to meeting the snake-people dragon guard members
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>>5543630
>spoiler
So what you're saying is weeaboo Dragonguard exist.
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>SELECTED: Burly giants, clearly Norsikaan by the helm and longaxes slung over the shoulder, but armoured in glittering chainmail hauberks of southern make. These men are a different breed from the sort of ill-tempered drunks you encountered in Port Bounty. [Norsikaan Cohort]

You’ve encountered Norsikaans before in Port Bounty, you even fought one in the narrow alleys of Port Bounty and remain unimpressed by the encounter. You had been just about ready to right their kind off as drunken, mean louts that relied more on enthusiasm than any true skill in a real fight. These creatures are a different breed entirely.

There are four of them, standing bold as you please in the impressive southern maille and longaxes hefted over their shoulder. Standing between them, comically miniscule in comparison to such dangerous giants, is an unarmed shaven-headed slave-boy nervously addressing an assortment of armed men squaring off with the Norsikaan’s in the esplanade.

“Με αλάνθαστη υπαγόρευση, ο κύριός σας καλείται στο παλάτι της ημισέληνου για να απαντήσει στις υπηρέτριες του Υψίστου. Οι ζωές όσων αντιτίθενται θα σβήσουν.” The slave-boy, younger still than the last slave translator you encountered, receives no response from the score of mercenaries of varying origin interposing themselves between the northmen and their own employer.

“Αυτές οι μάγισσες δεν έχουν δύναμη να με καλέσουν!” The silken-robed Cathagi man at the center of the mercenaries speaks confidently, but you can see the sweat on his brow from here. “Είμαι αξιοσέβαστο μέλος της Κάστας Merchanta! Ποια υπαγόρευση με καλεί; Είμαι σίγουρα κάτω από την αντίληψη του Υψίστου…”

The Norsikaan closest to you seems entirely unfazed by the long odds, bored even. Each of his muscled arms are draped over the shaft of the longaxe across the shoulders like a water-carrier coming from the well. He pays no attention to the dozen armed men to his left and right, instead basking in the warm glow of the sun.

“İnvokable dikte ile efendiniz, En Yüksek'in cariyelerine cevap vermesi için Hilal Sarayına çağrılır. Bunu engellemeye çalışan herkesin hayatı kaybedilecektir.” The slave-boy ignores the silken-dressed man, addressing directly a set of spear-wielding men adorned in light padded tunics and simple headcloth wrapped about their faces.

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The slave-boy’s words do garner a reaction from them, much to the indignation of the silken-robed man. The group of a half-dozen warriors step back and shoulder their spears, eyeing the situation warily. But that still leaves at least a dozen more mercenaries standing their ground, if only because none of them appear to understand exactly what is going on. The boldest of them, a Langlishman by your reckoning, and perhaps too keen to show his employer that his coin is being earned, steps in the path of the foremost Norsikaan with a sneer.

“Siamo più numerosi di te, ora corri o ti daremo una lez-” The mercenary puts his hand on the hilt of his sword, perhaps another act of bravado. It is the last thing the fool ever does.

What follows next in the short span of a few seconds can only be described as slaughter. Odds of two-to-one, three-to-one, it is of no moment. The Norsikaan cohort moves with a vicious speed that belies their size and strength, each unstoppable cleave of their longaxes parting armour, flesh, muscle and bone with ease. Each swing takes a life, with all the inevitability of death itself collecting an overdue debt. It is the most brutal display of sheer butchery you have ever witnessed, half-a-dozen men reduced to bloody chunks and bisected meat in as many seconds.

“Mér leiðist!” One of the Norsikaans exasperates as the barking warcries and hooting laughter of his comrades subsides. “ Ekki einn hundur meðal þessa hóps er verðugur tíma minn! Hvernig lætur þú guðina heyra nafn þitt með svona aumkunarverðum óvinum?”

There are no screams of the wounded, only the shocked cries of the onlooking crowd and panicked shouts of the mercenaries smart enough to flee at the first sign of violence. The only ones remaining are the impassive spear wielders, keeping a respectful distance. In the centre of it all, covered in the gore of the recently slain, stands the slave-boy and employer of the mercenary are frozen in shock. Cheap cloth and expensive silk both look much the same when drenched in blood.

“Þunnt val, að vísu. Mér finnst þessi lofa góðu.” Another Norsikaan facing you unclasps his chainmail faceguard to scratch an eyepatch, his single remaining eye scrutinising you. “Það gæti jafnvel þurft tvær sveiflur af öxi til að velta þessu tré, Einari Norn Sár.”

“Segirðu ekki?" The verbose red-haired giant turns at the barking words of his countryman, and approaches you with his bloody axe still slung over his shoulder. He seems to like what he sees. “Við frosið nornarauga, Baldur Fjarsyn, getur verið að þú hafir rétt fyrir þér. Kannski einhver íþrótt eftir allt saman! Hæ, Hálfdan! Hafa hrafnar þínir hvíslað nafn þessa manns í draumum þínum?"

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“…” The furthest warrior, raven-black hair billowing out the back of their helm, regards both you and the cheery red-maned Norsikaan “Þeir tala mörg nöfn. Hvernig í fjandanum ætti ég að þekkja hann? Hálfviti.”

“Hættu að pissa í vindinn, Einar.” The one that appears to be their leader has the blood-soaked master of the late mercenaries firmly gripped by the arm. “Við skulum fara með þennan aftur í stóra salinn.”

“Æ, þú ert ekkert skemmtilegur, Gunnar Gullið!” The jovial red-haired giant drags the bewildered young translator over, plopping him just in front of you. “Segðu honum drengur! Segðu brynvarða manninum að ég muni setja nafn mitt á móti hans og sjá hver nær eyra guðanna!”

“Αυτός… θέλει να μάθει…- um… þú ert að norðan held ég... talarðu Norsk? Ovviamente no... Forse Langlish? No? Comunque non parlo molto Langlish per niente...” The young slave boy, his face still splattered with the gore of the slaughtered men from seconds ago, stammers out something at you hesitantly. He does not seem to be having a particularly good day. “Fyrirgefðu meistari, hann gæti verið útlegð. ég tala ekki útlegð… Παρακαλώ κάποιος να με αγοράσει. Αυτοί οι βάρβαροι είναι τρελοί…”

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Your look down at the slave boy and up at the grinning northerner with a nonplussed expression. Their tagalong translator seems well versed in several languages, but none of them are recognised by anyone in your party. It doesn’t escape you that not one of these northeners seems at all bothered in the slightest by the fact they just cut down half-a-dozen men in full sight of at least a hundred people, as if the efficiency with which they carried the act out wasn’t sign enough that you are dealing with some very dangerous folk. You can see that the red-haired Norsikaan is excited and interested in you, perhaps due to your impressive armour and warrior’s build, but exactly what he wants escapes you.

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> “I take it this is some sort of challenge? Very well, but I am too busy at this very moment. Once I am done, a convenient time and place in the near future can be agreed upon. My squire will get the details.” You are not obligated to accept a challenge from a northern barbarian, but a part of you wants to try your strength against such a man. But this can wait until your pilgrim has finished, you dismiss any notion of being held up any longer here. [Haughty]

> “My. Name. Is. Sir. Emile. Andrei. What. Is. Your. Name? Sir?” You speak slowly and loudly, hoping to get through to these barbarians. If you join the Dragon Guard, these men may be your comrades. It may pay to be polite and establish some rapport where you can, if only because they might be some of the deadliest warriors you have ever met. [Hearty]

>“We are pilgrims of Cantôn and have no quarrel with you. Let us both be about our own business, and part ways in good cheer.” Your tone is subdued and your eyes watchful on the four arrayed killers that regard you with varying levels of interest. Your hand rests casually upon your sword hilt, ready to draw at a moment’s notice. No false bravado here, if the northern devil tries his luck he will not find you such an easy target. [Idealist]
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>>5543651

>“We are pilgrims of Cantôn and have no quarrel with you. Let us both be about our own business, and part ways in good cheer.” Your tone is subdued and your eyes watchful on the four arrayed killers that regard you with varying levels of interest. Your hand rests casually upon your sword hilt, ready to draw at a moment’s notice. No false bravado here, if the northern devil tries his luck he will not find you such an easy target. [Idealist]

Our duty first.
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>>5543651
>>5534531

>>“We are pilgrims of Cantôn and have no quarrel with you. Let us both be about our own business, and part ways in good cheer.” Your tone is subdued and your eyes watchful on the four arrayed killers that regard you with varying levels of interest. Your hand rests casually upon your sword hilt, ready to draw at a moment’s notice. No false bravado here, if the northern devil tries his luck he will not find you such an easy target. [Idealist]

Unless he starts to attack us or the pilgrims, we have no business with him.
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>>5543651
Child do you speak my language? He wants a fight no? I have duties to attend to and a pilgrimage to finish but if he is warrior enough I'll face him and we'll test our strength, but not before I stand vigil here. If he is man enough he can stand the vigil with me and then at dawn we'll see who the better warrior is. Tell him boy, offer him my challenge [Hearty/Haughty?]

I'd like to offer a write in. I feel like Emile would love the challenge of fighting this guy and testing himself against them just as he did in Langland. He has to know he's the best, if not he has to understand how they fight, it's a thirst. BUT he's not going to shirk his duty, or his purpose in being here. Imagine dying before completing his errantry due to arrogance, his confessor would be livid


>>5534357
No sex check
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>>5543651
> “I take it this is some sort of challenge? Very well, but I am too busy at this very moment. Once I am done, a convenient time and place in the near future can be agreed upon. My squire will get the details.” You are not obligated to accept a challenge from a northern barbarian, but a part of you wants to try your strength against such a man. But this can wait until your pilgrim has finished, you dismiss any notion of being held up any longer here. [Haughty]

Fucking pagan butchers.

Its interesting we've not been here 5 minutes and already have a display of what this city offers of the world and how little Canton is considered in that regard despite how large our homeland might be.

Brushing it off will likely be interpreted as cowardice, talking louder makes us seem like an idiot though the Norsikaan will get our name for his pagan gods and from what I infer no option states a fight immediately however each option has a chance of escalation due to our lack of a translator.

>>5534320
V-card
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>>5543651
>> “I take it this is some sort of challenge? Very well, but I am too busy at this very moment. Once I am done, a convenient time and place in the near future can be agreed upon. My squire will get the details.” You are not obligated to accept a challenge from a northern barbarian, but a part of you wants to try your strength against such a man. But this can wait until your pilgrim has finished, you dismiss any notion of being held up any longer here. [Haughty]

>>5535511
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>>5543651
>“I take it this is some sort of challenge? Very well, but I am too busy at this very moment. Once I am done, a convenient time and place in the near future can be agreed upon. My squire will get the details.” You are not obligated to accept a challenge from a northern barbarian, but a part of you wants to try your strength against such a man. But this can wait until your pilgrim has finished, you dismiss any notion of being held up any longer here. [Haughty]

FIGHT

Me >>5535002
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>>5543651
>> “I take it this is some sort of challenge? Very well, but I am too busy at this very moment. Once I am done, a convenient time and place in the near future can be agreed upon. My squire will get the details.” You are not obligated to accept a challenge from a northern barbarian, but a part of you wants to try your strength against such a man. But this can wait until your pilgrim has finished, you dismiss any notion of being held up any longer here. [Haughty]
I wish to fight this man. We already tested our mettle against a Langlish foe, I would wish the same for a Norsikaan.
>>5534322
My first post
>>5543630
Love you Forgotten, you crazy bugger
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>>5534353
>>5543651 Me

> “I take it this is some sort of challenge? Very well, but I am too busy at this very moment. Once I am done, a convenient time and place in the near future can be agreed upon. My squire will get the details.” You are not obligated to accept a challenge from a northern barbarian, but a part of you wants to try your strength against such a man. But this can wait until your pilgrim has finished, you dismiss any notion of being held up any longer here. [Haughty]

We probably know enough bits of language and heartful begging to know a cry for help when we hear one. We need a translator and I one was kind enough to present themselves. Also, it has been far to long since we killed anything and this man is insulting us.
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>>5543651
> “I take it this is some sort of challenge? Very well, but I am too busy at this very moment. Once I am done, a convenient time and place in the near future can be agreed upon. My squire will get the details.” You are not obligated to accept a challenge from a northern barbarian, but a part of you wants to try your strength against such a man. But this can wait until your pilgrim has finished, you dismiss any notion of being held up any longer here. [Haughty]
It's not a STV quest if Emile doesn't make a splash wherever he goes
>>5534316
Me
>>5543683
I don't think the viking insulted us Anon, more like enthusiastically issuing a challenge
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>>5543651
>“We are pilgrims of Cantôn and have no quarrel with you. Let us both be about our own business, and part ways in good cheer.” Your tone is subdued and your eyes watchful on the four arrayed killers that regard you with varying levels of interest. Your hand rests casually upon your sword hilt, ready to draw at a moment’s notice. No false bravado here, if the northern devil tries his luck he will not find you such an easy target. [Idealist]

>>5534333
Me. Bring it on you Norse scum.
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>>5543649
Forgotten....You do know that you had the slave-boy ask if we spoke Norwegian, right? Does this mean that Norway canonically exists in StV?
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>>5543651

> “I take it this is some sort of challenge? Very well, but I am too busy at this very moment. Once I am done, a convenient time and place in the near future can be agreed upon. My squire will get the details.” You are not obligated to accept a challenge from a northern barbarian, but a part of you wants to try your strength against such a man. But this can wait until your pilgrim has finished, you dismiss any notion of being held up any longer here. [Haughty]

>>5534546
Verified
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>>5542484
Icelandic is fucking impossible to understand. I recognise it when i see it, but it's like hearing medieval danish t. Swede. Anyway here's the google translated viking speech:
>"Not one dog among this group is worthy of my time! How do you let the gods hear your name with such pathetic enemies?"
The Norsikaans are unsurprisingly pretty gung ho about their gods, believing that personal combat is the main way to please them
>"A thin choice, admittedly. I think this one looks promising."
>"It might even take two swings of an axe to roll this tree, Einar Witch Wound."
They're referring to us here.
>"With a frozen witch's eye, Baldur Fjarsyn, you may be right. Maybe some sport after all! Hey, Hálfdan! Have thy ravens whispered this man's name in thy dreams?"
Halfdan is clearly a Seidr, or at the very least has the makings of one. Seidr is traditionally women's magic, but Odin learned how to wield it from Freya so it's not unheard of for men to practice it. Maybe these "frost witches" are Seidr too.
>"They speak many names. How the hell would I know him? Idiot."
based Halfdan

They exchange some more banter, and then we get challenged by the red-haired guy.
>"Tell him boy! Tell the armoured man that I will put my name against him, and see who reaches the ear of the gods!"

There you have it. He wants to fight us in order to further his standing in the eyes of his gods, but probably won't push the issue if we make it clear that we're on duty.
On a side note, acquiring a companion Seidr-woman (or man) would be a very desirable development in my humble opinion. Considering the nature of our enemies, even vague hints at the secret dealings afoot could prove valuable. I REALLY think we should fight their leader and build a rapport with them just so that we can talk to Halfdan about his visions.
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>>5543712
The general gist is that this Norsikaan thinks Emile is one big boy and he'd like to fight him for the usual 'muh honor before the Gods' bullshit.

The raven-black dude seems to be able to speak with ravens though. Not sure if they're taking the piss at him or he is truly some kind of shaman.

Also F for the slave boy, he can't speak Cantonian at all.

>>5543651
> “I take it this is some sort of challenge? Very well, but I am too busy at this very moment. Once I am done, a convenient time and place in the near future can be agreed upon. My squire will get the details.” You are not obligated to accept a challenge from a northern barbarian, but a part of you wants to try your strength against such a man. But this can wait until your pilgrim has finished, you dismiss any notion of being held up any longer here. [Haughty]

Emile has always been interested in trying out his skill against foreign foes so I don't think it's too terrible to accept? We should just not underestimate this guy, if he's part of a cohort he's certainly not a scrub.

>>5535393
Moi.
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>>5543651

>“We are pilgrims of Cantôn and have no quarrel with you. Let us both be about our own business, and part ways in good cheer.” Your tone is subdued and your eyes watchful on the four arrayed killers that regard you with varying levels of interest. Your hand rests casually upon your sword hilt, ready to draw at a moment’s notice. No false bravado here, if the northern devil tries his luck he will not find you such an easy target. [Idealist]

>>5535348
Peace first, then horrible horrible violence
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>>5543651
>> “I take it this is some sort of challenge? Very well, but I am too busy at this very moment. Once I am done, a convenient time and place in the near future can be agreed upon. My squire will get the details.” You are not obligated to accept a challenge from a northern barbarian, but a part of you wants to try your strength against such a man. But this can wait until your pilgrim has finished, you dismiss any notion of being held up any longer here. [Haughty]

>>5534318
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>>5543651
>> “I take it this is some sort of challenge? Very well, but I am too busy at this very moment. Once I am done, a convenient time and place in the near future can be agreed upon. My squire will get the details.” You are not obligated to accept a challenge from a northern barbarian, but a part of you wants to try your strength against such a man. But this can wait until your pilgrim has finished, you dismiss any notion of being held up any longer here. [Haughty]
>>5534530
Me
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>>5543651
> “I take it this is some sort of challenge? Very well, but I am too busy at this very moment. Once I am done, a convenient time and place in the near future can be agreed upon. My squire will get the details.” You are not obligated to accept a challenge from a northern barbarian, but a part of you wants to try your strength against such a man. But this can wait until your pilgrim has finished, you dismiss any notion of being held up any longer here. [Haughty]

We have to get ourselves a translator of our own, preferably one that can teach us multiple languages. I would go as far as buying a slave just to freeing him immediately and offer him a place in our household.
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>>5543651
Child do you speak my language? He wants a fight no? I have duties to attend to and a pilgrimage to finish but if he is warrior enough I'll face him and we'll test our strength, but not before I stand vigil here. If he is man enough he can stand the vigil with me and then at dawn we'll see who the better warrior is. Tell him boy, offer him my challenge [Hearty/Haughty?]
>>5535471
It was me forgotten it was me all along
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>>5543848
and the alternate wording
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>>5543651
>“We are pilgrims of Cantôn and have no quarrel with you. Let us both be about our own business, and part ways in good cheer.” Your tone is subdued and your eyes watchful on the four arrayed killers that regard you with varying levels of interest. Your hand rests casually upon your sword hilt, ready to draw at a moment’s notice. No false bravado here, if the northern devil tries his luck he will not find you such an easy target. [Idealist]
me:>>5534321
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>>5543651
>>“We are pilgrims of Cantôn and have no quarrel with you. Let us both be about our own business, and part ways in good cheer.” Your tone is subdued and your eyes watchful on the four arrayed killers that regard you with varying levels of interest. Your hand rests casually upon your sword hilt, ready to draw at a moment’s notice. No false bravado here, if the northern devil tries his luck he will not find you such an easy target. [Idealist]
>>5535521
me
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>>5543651
>>“We are pilgrims of Cantôn and have no quarrel with you. Let us both be about our own business, and part ways in good cheer.” Your tone is subdued and your eyes watchful on the four arrayed killers that regard you with varying levels of interest. Your hand rests casually upon your sword hilt, ready to draw at a moment’s notice. No false bravado here, if the northern devil tries his luck he will not find you such an easy target. [Idealist]

>>5534745
was away for a few days with family, glad to have multiple posts to catch up on
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>>5543651
>“We are pilgrims of Cantôn and have no quarrel with you. Let us both be about our own business, and part ways in good cheer.” Your tone is subdued and your eyes watchful on the four arrayed killers that regard you with varying levels of interest. Your hand rests casually upon your sword hilt, ready to draw at a moment’s notice. No false bravado here, if the northern devil tries his luck he will not find you such an easy target. [Idealist]

>>5534324
Me
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>>5543651
>“We are pilgrims of Cantôn and have no quarrel with you. Let us both be about our own business, and part ways in good cheer.” Your tone is subdued and your eyes watchful on the four arrayed killers that regard you with varying levels of interest. Your hand rests casually upon your sword hilt, ready to draw at a moment’s notice. No false bravado here, if the northern devil tries his luck he will not find you such an easy target. [Idealist]

>>5535143
V card
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>>5543651
>> “I take it this is some sort of challenge? Very well, but I am too busy at this very moment. Once I am done, a convenient time and place in the near future can be agreed upon. My squire will get the details.” You are not obligated to accept a challenge from a northern barbarian, but a part of you wants to try your strength against such a man. But this can wait until your pilgrim has finished, you dismiss any notion of being held up any longer here. [Haughty]
DUTY BEFORE PLEASURE
>>5534750
*insert sculpture of dead guy here*
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>>5543651
>> “I take it this is some sort of challenge? Very well, but I am too busy at this very moment. Once I am done, a convenient time and place in the near future can be agreed upon. My squire will get the details.” You are not obligated to accept a challenge from a northern barbarian, but a part of you wants to try your strength against such a man. But this can wait until your pilgrim has finished, you dismiss any notion of being held up any longer here. [Haughty]
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>>5543651
>> “I take it this is some sort of challenge? Very well, but I am too busy at this very moment. Once I am done, a convenient time and place in the near future can be agreed upon. My squire will get the details.” You are not obligated to accept a challenge from a northern barbarian, but a part of you wants to try your strength against such a man. But this can wait until your pilgrim has finished, you dismiss any notion of being held up any longer here. [Haughty]
>>5535546
me
if he really wants a fight right now how about no armour no weopons fisrt to get knocked out loses, our life is not ours to lose until the pilgrimage is done
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>>5543651
>“I take it this is some sort of challenge? Very well, but I am too busy at this very moment. Once I am done, a convenient time and place in the near future can be agreed upon. My squire will get the details.” You are not obligated to accept a challenge from a northern barbarian, but a part of you wants to try your strength against such a man. But this can wait until your pilgrim has finished, you dismiss any notion of being held up any longer here. [Haughty]
>>5534566
We say no, they might kill that Kid.
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Hey lads I’ve finished work pretty darn late tonight and I don’t think I have it in me for an update this evening.

There will be an update tomorrow but I think after that I’ll take the long weekend for myself and get back to updating Monday with the vigil proper.

>haughty options wins
>illiterate Mikail and unintelligent slave-boy left to figure out how to arrange the time and terms of a duel between their respective superiors

Comedy gold, I hope that you guys realised you were voting for this.
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>>5544559
*unintelligible

I’m sure he’s quite smart.
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>>5544559
>There will be an update tomorrow but I think after that I’ll take the long weekend for myself
Fuuuuuuuuck
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>>5544560
Being a polyglot just means he has good memory, which while correlated with high intelligence doesn't necessitate it.
Checkmate, Hangman! I rest my case.
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>>5544574
Filibuster!
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Well this duel is going to interesting in the future, If he's equipment from the previous markets is anything to go by we'll have a hard time not taking damage as long he can handle the DC.
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>>5544559
Damm and here I was looking forward to some barbarian bludgeoning
ah well heres the finest meme from my stock to tide anons over
Pls no ban
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>>5543651
>*slap hand against chest* "Emile Andrei" *point towards him* then offer handshake if he gives his name [write in]
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>>5544594
>>5534554
Verification
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> SELECTED “I take it this is some sort of challenge? Very well, but I am too busy at this very moment. Once I am done, a convenient time and place in the near future can be agreed upon. My squire will get the details.” You are not obligated to accept a challenge from a northern barbarian, but a part of you wants to try your strength against such a man. But this can wait until your pilgrim has finished, you dismiss any notion of being held up any longer here. [Haughty]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKkL7DfoE3U&ab_channel=Danheim - Norsikaan theme, should have been in the last post

“I take it this is some sort of challenge? Very well, but I am too busy at this very moment.” Bravos stabbing each other in the street in Langland, huscarls hewing mercenaries in this plaza. Everywhere you go, it seems one foreigner or another is set on killing another over some trifle. At least in Cantôn charters are issued and challenges properly arranged before knights start swing at each in the street. “Once I am done, a convenient time and place in the near future can be agreed upon. My squire will get the details.”

“I will?” Mikail is not the only one that appears confused, the Norsikaans are speaking amongst themselves.

The distant dark-haired one seems completely disinterested in the exchange, and the blonde one with the distinct purple sash that might denote a rank seems set on herding his comrades away, captive slavemaster in tow. Most of the talking is between the one-eyed huscarl and his loudmouthed red-haired fellow.

“Ég held að hann geti ekki barist núna. Sjáðu hina sem hann er með, hann er herforinginn þeirra eða eitthvað.”

“Stríðsstjóri? Þeir eru ekki stríðsmenn, sjáðu þá. Þeir eru frá álfunni, hann er pílagrímur.”

“Pílagrímur?”

“Yes pilagrima, that is the word!” Finally a word you recognise, even through that barking accent of theirs. You point to yourself and the others. “Pilgrims! From Cantôn?”

“Já, sérðu? ” The warrior with the eyepatch nods knowingly. “Hann þekkir orðið. Pílagrímurinn ferðast hingað til þessa suðurlands til að ganga mikið. ”

“Hvað? Ganga? Fyrir æfingu? ”

“Það er hvernig þeir biðja. Gangandi. Og krjúpandi. ” Eyepatch scratches his chin. “Stundum syngur líka. ”

“Það er geðveikt. ” The red-haired one shakes his head in disbelief, although disbelief at what you have no idea. “Ég held að þú sért að búa þetta til.”

“Ó ef þér finnst þetta brjálað, muntu elska þetta. Allt það að ganga og biðja er fyrir einn guð.”

[1/3]
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“Þeir eiga bara einn guð?! Hvað varð um hina? ” Redhair exclaims, looking at your party incredulously. Finally his shrugs and slaps a meaty hand on the trembling slaveboy, shoving him in your direction. “Allt í lagi, drengur. Hlustaðu vel. Ekki hleypa þessu úr augsýn þinni fyrr en hann samþykkir að berjast við mig. ”

“Þú? Af hverju bara þú? Mér leiðist líka.”

“Fínt, fínt. Við munum rúlla beinum fyrir það. Svo lengi sem Hálfdan svindlar ekki aftur...”

“Ég svindli ekki.” The black-haired one mutters as he brushes past you, the pilgrims stepping out of his way. “Ég veit bara hvenær ég mun velja mig.”

Brother Rousseau gives you a sidelong glance as the Norsikaans part ways, and you are forced to agree with the sentiment in his expression. Maybe you are a magnet for trouble, but in those deadly warriors you saw a means to test your mettle. You and the pilgrims have been held up long enough as it is, so you decide to press on without further delay. Behind you the blood-soaked slave boy and your squire stand next to each other, both looking equally at a loss as to what exactly they’re supposed to do. As for you, your eyes are on the building ahead.

The Church of the Holy Juvenescence, the order chapter house for those Knights Comitas based in Cathagi. Supposedly, it built upon the very same site where the original home of the brothers Adam and Cain were raised by the mother, Salve Reginae. 800 years is a long time for any historical certainty on the part of the scholars, who knows how much the city had changed between the beginning of the Brother’s exodus and the time when the foundations of this holy site were first laid. Certainly it is where the victorious warriors of the Crusades Adamant believed it to be, their puritan and militaristic touch is evident in the functional architechture much at odds with some of the more majestic examples in the City. The Church of Juvenescence is nowhere near as mighty and imposing as the Church of Adam’s Martydom in Aubrey, nor so beautiful and extravagant as the Cathedral of the Brother’s Landing in Port Bounty. But it is defensible, a low wall about twice the height of a man surrounds the compound where pilgrims sleep and shriven themselves before commencing the final vigil.

[2/3]
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[3/3]

“Hail, friends.” A kindly-faced Comitas knight in humble worn armour that looks about as old as he is rises from his seat on a stool, beside him the wooden gates to the compound are held open by two further silent men in the Comitas white “ I am Brother Callahan, and I am overjoyed to greet you all as my dearest brothers and sisters in the Almighty’s light.”
You immediately recognise the name, the Aubrey Chapter Master Gilles de Moray spoke of him when entrusting you with this take. Waiting for your procession at the gates, virtually alone, to meet with your party in person is the Cathagi Chapter Master Tomas Callahan.

“You must be weary. Come, we have food and bedding enough for all.”

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>“I am honoured to be greeted by the Chapter Master of Cathagi himself upon our arrival. His holiness Gilles de Moray charged me with the protection of these pious folk, whom I now deliver into your care.” You inform the Chapter Master of the losses suffered on the way, but more well protected pilgrimages than this have been known to suffer far worse. You credit yourself and Brother Rousseau in particular for the accomplishment. [Haughty]

>“You are doing God’s work, honoured Chapter Master. We have travelled far, and faced much. It is a great relief to find an open door and friendly face at the end of our long journey.” You will light a candle here for those that did not make it, but every man among them knew the risks they were taking. However those fallen pilgrims lived in life, Almighty knows their souls are in his halls now. [Hearty]

> “I beg forgiveness, your holiness. We lost two good and faithful men on the road through Fallavon. Master Percy of Aubrey to a foul undead monster and Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate to bandits.” You’ve not committed to memory the name of every humble pilgrim that made it this far, but you remember the names of the ones you failed to protect. This blemish mars your sense of accomplishment. [Idealist]
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>>5545737
>> “I beg forgiveness, your holiness. We lost two good and faithful men on the road through Fallavon. Master Percy of Aubrey to a foul undead monster and Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate to bandits.” You’ve not committed to memory the name of every humble pilgrim that made it this far, but you remember the names of the ones you failed to protect. This blemish mars your sense of accomplishment. [Idealist]
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>>5545737
>“You are doing God’s work, honoured Chapter Master. We have travelled far, and faced much. It is a great relief to find an open door and friendly face at the end of our long journey.” You will light a candle here for those that did not make it, but every man among them knew the risks they were taking. However those fallen pilgrims lived in life, Almighty knows their souls are in his halls now. [Hearty]
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>>5545737
> “I beg forgiveness, your holiness. We lost two good and faithful men on the road through Fallavon. Master Percy of Aubrey to a foul undead monster and Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate to bandits.” You’ve not committed to memory the name of every humble pilgrim that made it this far, but you remember the names of the ones you failed to protect. This blemish mars your sense of accomplishment. [Idealist

>>5534668
My v post.
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>>5545737
>>5534531

> “I beg forgiveness, your holiness. We lost two good and faithful men on the road through Fallavon. Master Percy of Aubrey to a foul undead monster and Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate to bandits.” You’ve not committed to memory the name of every humble pilgrim that made it this far, but you remember the names of the ones you failed to protect. This blemish mars your sense of accomplishment. [Idealist]

They have finished this pilgrimage with us in spirit.
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>>5545737
> “I beg forgiveness, your holiness. We lost two good and faithful men on the road through Fallavon. Master Percy of Aubrey to a foul undead monster and Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate to bandits.” You’ve not committed to memory the name of every humble pilgrim that made it this far, but you remember the names of the ones you failed to protect. This blemish mars your sense of accomplishment. [Idealist]


>>5534324
Me
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>>5545737
>>“I am honoured to be greeted by the Chapter Master of Cathagi himself upon our arrival. His holiness Gilles de Moray charged me with the protection of these pious folk, whom I now deliver into your care.” You inform the Chapter Master of the losses suffered on the way, but more well protected pilgrimages than this have been known to suffer far worse. You credit yourself and Brother Rousseau in particular for the accomplishment. [Haughty]

>>5535002
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>>5545737
> “I beg forgiveness, your holiness. We lost two good and faithful men on the road through Fallavon. Master Percy of Aubrey to a foul undead monster and Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate to bandits.” You’ve not committed to memory the name of every humble pilgrim that made it this far, but you remember the names of the ones you failed to protect. This blemish mars your sense of accomplishment. [Idealist]

>>5534546
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>>5545733
>“Hann þekkir orðið. Pílagrímurinn ferðast hingað til þessa suðurlands til að ganga mikið. ”
This shouldn't be as funny as it is
>“Hvað? Ganga? Fyrir æfingu? ”
Cardio is importan Bruh

Throughly enjoying these northern savages, truly the most [Hearty] of comrades!


>>5545737
> “I beg forgiveness, your holiness. We lost two good and faithful men on the road through Fallavon. Master Percy of Aubrey to a foul undead monster and Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate to bandits.” You’ve not committed to memory the name of every humble pilgrim that made it this far, but you remember the names of the ones you failed to protect. This blemish mars your sense of accomplishment. [Idealist]

Fuck it, I don't like the humble angle but their names should be carried to this holy place.

>>5534320
Waka Waka
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>>5545737
> “I beg forgiveness, your holiness. We lost two good and faithful men on the road through Fallavon. Master Percy of Aubrey to a foul undead monster and Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate to bandits.” You’ve not committed to memory the name of every humble pilgrim that made it this far, but you remember the names of the ones you failed to protect. This blemish mars your sense of accomplishment. [Idealist]

>>5534527
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>>5545737
>> “I beg forgiveness, your holiness. We lost two good and faithful men on the road through Fallavon. Master Percy of Aubrey to a foul undead monster and Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate to bandits.” You’ve not committed to memory the name of every humble pilgrim that made it this far, but you remember the names of the ones you failed to protect. This blemish mars your sense of accomplishment. [Idealist]
>>5535471
the first post before the last vigil
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>>5545737
>> “I beg forgiveness, your holiness. We lost two good and faithful men on the road through Fallavon. Master Percy of Aubrey to a foul undead monster and Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate to bandits.” You’ve not committed to memory the name of every humble pilgrim that made it this far, but you remember the names of the ones you failed to protect. This blemish mars your sense of accomplishment. [Idealist]
>>5535511
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>>5545737
> “I beg forgiveness, your holiness. We lost two good and faithful men on the road through Fallavon. Master Percy of Aubrey to a foul undead monster and Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate to bandits.” You’ve not committed to memory the name of every humble pilgrim that made it this far, but you remember the names of the ones you failed to protect. This blemish mars your sense of accomplishment. [Idealist]

I like to believe that it was the right choice to stay behind and protect the rest of the pilgrims, but the decision still haunts me some times. Was that man still alive then? What did I condemned him to by that decision? I'm unsure if really want to know.

>>5534375
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>>5545737
> “I beg forgiveness, your holiness. We lost two good and faithful men on the road through Fallavon. Master Percy of Aubrey to a foul undead monster and Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate to bandits.” You’ve not committed to memory the name of every humble pilgrim that made it this far, but you remember the names of the ones you failed to protect. This blemish mars your sense of accomplishment. [Idealist]
Thank you for including this option, Forgotten.
>>5534316
Me
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>>5545737
> “I beg forgiveness, your holiness. We lost two good and faithful men on the road through Fallavon. Master Percy of Aubrey to a foul undead monster and Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate to bandits.” You’ve not committed to memory the name of every humble pilgrim that made it this far, but you remember the names of the ones you failed to protect. This blemish mars your sense of accomplishment. [Idealist]
Seems like a long time ago when we slew the Wodenaki and the bandits. If I remember correctly, Brother Riche chose to fight against the bandits, but Master Percy was taken. I do feel bad for Percy. FUCK FALLAVON
>>5534322
My post
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>>5545737
>“I beg forgiveness, your holiness. We lost two good and faithful men on the road through Fallavon. Master Percy of Aubrey to a foul undead monster and Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate to bandits.” You’ve not committed to memory the name of every humble pilgrim that made it this far, but you remember the names of the ones you failed to protect. This blemish mars your sense of accomplishment. [Ideali
kkdnwld:>>5534321
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FOr such a kind-looking man to be Chapter Master in Cathagi it means two possible things: he's someone else's puppet or he's goddamn scary behind that elderly look.

>>5545737
> “I beg forgiveness, your holiness. We lost two good and faithful men on the road through Fallavon. Master Percy of Aubrey to a foul undead monster and Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate to bandits.” You’ve not committed to memory the name of every humble pilgrim that made it this far, but you remember the names of the ones you failed to protect. This blemish mars your sense of accomplishment. [Idealist]

>>5535393
Me again.
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>>5545962
I would say it's the second one. While our meeting with de Moray was a long time ago, we would remember if he had anything bad to say about him. Besides, such beaten armour and old age only tells us of his experience in this dangerous profession and I do think that the Comitas is dutiful enough to not put such a man at the command of such crucial position. Well, I hope that's the case.
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>>5545737
>> “I beg forgiveness, your holiness. We lost two good and faithful men on the road through Fallavon. Master Percy of Aubrey to a foul undead monster and Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate to bandits.” You’ve not committed to memory the name of every humble pilgrim that made it this far, but you remember the names of the ones you failed to protect. This blemish mars your sense of accomplishment. [Idealist]

>>5534745
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>>5545737
>> “I beg forgiveness, your holiness. We lost two good and faithful men on the road through Fallavon. Master Percy of Aubrey to a foul undead monster and Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate to bandits.” You’ve not committed to memory the name of every humble pilgrim that made it this far, but you remember the names of the ones you failed to protect. This blemish mars your sense of accomplishment. [Idealist]
>>5534530
Me
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>>5545962
I think Comitas just firmly stays out of politics and thus avoids most Cathagi bullshit.
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>>5545737
>>“I am honoured to be greeted by the Chapter Master of Cathagi himself upon our arrival. His holiness Gilles de Moray charged me with the protection of these pious folk, whom I now deliver into your care.” You inform the Chapter Master of the losses suffered on the way, but more well protected pilgrimages than this have been known to suffer far worse. You credit yourself and Brother Rousseau in particular for the accomplishment. [Haughty]
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>>5545737
>>“You are doing God’s work, honoured Chapter Master. We have travelled far, and faced much. It is a great relief to find an open door and friendly face at the end of our long journey.” You will light a candle here for those that did not make it, but every man among them knew the risks they were taking. However those fallen pilgrims lived in life, Almighty knows their souls are in his halls now. [Hearty]

>>5534333
Me.
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>>5545737
> “I beg forgiveness, your holiness. We lost two good and faithful men on the road through Fallavon. Master Percy of Aubrey to a foul undead monster and Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate to bandits.” You’ve not committed to memory the name of every humble pilgrim that made it this far, but you remember the names of the ones you failed to protect. This blemish mars your sense of accomplishment. [Idealist]

>>5535143
V card
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>>5545737
>> “I beg forgiveness, your holiness. We lost two good and faithful men on the road through Fallavon. Master Percy of Aubrey to a foul undead monster and Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate to bandits.” You’ve not committed to memory the name of every humble pilgrim that made it this far, but you remember the names of the ones you failed to protect. This blemish mars your sense of accomplishment. [Idealist]
le
>>5534750
me
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>>5545737
>“I am honoured to be greeted by the Chapter Master of Cathagi himself upon our arrival. His holiness Gilles de Moray charged me with the protection of these pious folk, whom I now deliver into your care.” You inform the Chapter Master of the losses suffered on the way, but more well protected pilgrimages than this have been known to suffer far worse. You credit yourself and Brother Rousseau in particular for the accomplishment. [Haughty]


Excessive humility is a pride of its own.
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>>5546304
>>5535153
Verification post.
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>>5535150
Link back

>>5545737
>>“I am honoured to be greeted by the Chapter Master of Cathagi himself upon our arrival. His holiness Gilles de Moray charged me with the protection of these pious folk, whom I now deliver into your care.” You inform the Chapter Master of the losses suffered on the way, but more well protected pilgrimages than this have been known to suffer far worse. You credit yourself and Brother Rousseau in particular for the accomplishment. [Haughty]
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>>5545737
>“I am honoured to be greeted by the Chapter Master of Cathagi himself upon our arrival. His holiness Gilles de Moray charged me with the protection of these pious folk, whom I now deliver into your care.” You inform the Chapter Master of the losses suffered on the way, but more well protected pilgrimages than this have been known to suffer far worse. You credit yourself and Brother Rousseau in particular for the accomplishment. [Haughty]

>>5534318
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Love you guys, enjoy your weekend!
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>>5547014
Vancewell bros I don't feel so good.

Love you too. Stay safe buddy.
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>>5547014
>No STV update today
We truly live in a Fallen World™
Have a good one Forgotten
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>>5547067
The betrayal of the fallen Brothers cursed mankind with vice, corruption and no StV updates
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>>5547047
OooOOOo Cathagi Warrior Women .. OoOOOooo vice grip thighs...
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>>5547014
Almost got me there... won't tempt me with your qt. heathens!

Vancewell in only thigh high riding boots when?
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>>5545737
> “I beg forgiveness, your holiness. We lost two good and faithful men on the road through Fallavon. Master Percy of Aubrey to a foul undead monster and Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate to bandits.” You’ve not committed to memory the name of every humble pilgrim that made it this far, but you remember the names of the ones you failed to protect. This blemish mars your sense of accomplishment. [Idealist]

verify >>5534630
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You know Emile has had better interactions with foreigners than he has with some of his own countrymen so far and it keeps entering my head that Emile might make a decent diplomat. Or at least being a diplomat might be in the cards for us after our adventures.
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> Gone for five months for mental health

> Get better, come back

> STV is back. Its been back, there is a backlog

I spent all day reading this.

> Vancewell confirmed

D-Daubeny bros, I have failed you. I have failed us all.
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>>5547809
The right choice was made anon, strap in, brace your sphincter and enjoy the ride
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>>5547652
Maybe if we had his words speak only truth: Orator, though I want leader of men like you wouldn't believe.

I'm just waiting for a more erogenours display of heathen brutality than the Norsikaans to put doubt in us
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>>5547809
Don't worry I'm sure Daubney will find a good knight someday but I really wish I could shop a damn to make a dabbing Vancewell.
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>>5547809
Anon, join the Cathagi Warrior Waifu Coalition and we can put an end to this madness.
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>>5547829
I try not to do things out of spite, it literally landed me in jail last time. Also, lmao, I cant vote this thread so Ill just eat popcorn.
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>>5547809
You think you feel defeated try being an elvish clussy supporter in 2023, we are on suicide watch
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>>5547826
I ain't no memeshaman so this is the best I can offer Vancebro
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>>5547877
Amazing thank you anon
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>>5547829
Our time will come Anon, their resolve is weakening already! Hope we won't vote on it in this thread though as I also slept through verification...
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>>5547820
.. . . .do you mean egregious?
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>>5547981
Yes
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>>5547987
Well that's less interesting and way less homoerotic than the first few threads of STV were.
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Do we have a central depository for pics of named characters, having one would make it a lot easier to make memes. Hunting through old threads for art of char8kkw0sacters is somewhat of a pain.
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>>5550590
who you after anon?
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>>5550592
Noone right now but sometimes it happens.
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Lads today was IRL rough as guts, can’t crack out an update tonight.

The good news is that the rest of the week is looking more chill so I will be back on schedule and we will continue to the final vigil in due course.

>>5550590
I’ll put something together for you this week.
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>>5550604
No worries homie, your shit is always worth the wait
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>>5550604
Coolio
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>>5547877
Now this does bring a smile to my face
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>>5551781
You created a great base picture to meme off of
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>>5551781
We need a Gilbern one where he's holding a letter or scroll.
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Love your meme work lads.

I’ve had some technical issues with the computer, had to do a factory reset and it’s still clunky and taking a while to get the necessary programs back up even to just post properly. Posting from my phone for now, but I can’t provide the update tonight sorry.

I’m sorry for the slackness, I never mean to let you lads down. I can’t stay up any later trying to fix this or I will end up writing myself off for tomorrow.
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>>5551843
Shit happens dude, don't worry about it
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>>5551843
No problem man, just remember to have a couple of backups for your stuff.
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>>5551843
Hang in there Forgotten, we will wait here as long as it takes :)
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what kind of special mount would you like to ride if Hannibal died?
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>>5552502
Fae bear
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>>5552502
honestly the sad thing about hannible is he is a basic bitch war horse when tracker jean brings back a proper stallion he will be relagated to mikail training which is the big sads

as for mounts this setting seems like unusal mounts aka bears dragons unicorns are extremely hard or impossible to pull off so i would say just stallion from the wastes
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>>5552507
>t.Faeshill

>>5552514

Pegasus knights are a rare thing in montbrun due to the fabled requirements of riding one but just because no one has doesn't mean no one can with another beast or willIm waiting for someone to pull some Karl Franz bullshit
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>>5552514
as a add on a carnivore mount is extremely hard to upkeep hell mounts that can't eat grass are shit too
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>>5552517
>you must have a pure heart to ride a pegusus
>route locked because of vancewell tittys
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>>5552526
We'll just need to make vancewell pure. We can fix her
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>>5552526
>you must have a pure heart
Pure good or evil?

Either way Vancewell isn't Emille.>>5552526
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test
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>>5552885
Congrats you got a perfect score, you passed the test
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>>5552901
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>>5552502
Frida.
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> SELECTED: “I beg forgiveness, your holiness. We lost two good and faithful men on the road through Fallavon. Master Percy of Aubrey to a foul undead monster and Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate to bandits.” You’ve not committed to memory the name of every humble pilgrim that made it this far, but you remember the names of the ones you failed to protect. This blemish mars your sense of accomplishment. [Idealist]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKWRuFjIRFo&ab_channel=catholictraditions – Pilgrim’s Welcome

“I beg forgiveness, your holiness. We lost two good and faithful men on the road through Fallavon.” You sink to your knees at the feet of the Chapter Master, recalling the names of those who perished under your care. “Master Percy of Aubrey to a foul undead monster and Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate to bandits.”

Master Percy of Aubrey, humble cobbler, fell to the clutches of a Wodenaki on the road to Motte-Fallavon. His untimely demise was avenged in full by yourself and the other knights in escort shortly after. Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate, member of Reclaimant Sect, slain by a bandit on the road to Port Bounty. His death was not in vain, you can only pray that further pilgrims would find themselves unmolested by banditry on that stretch of the road for the foreseeable future. Perhaps, if you had kept better watch, perhaps instead of pursuing the bandits...

“There is naught to forgive, my son.” You start at the tender touch of the Chapter Master’s hand on your forehead. Looking up, you can see the sorry expression writ plain upon his face.“Every year men and women find their faith calling them on this journey. It is a great tragedy that not all survive the ordeal, but none can say they were ignorant of the risks when they took their first step. You did not abandon them, and that is more than can be said for some. Raise your head high instead, sir knight, and think upon how many more might not have been spared but for your protection.”

“More still had I not had the good brother here by my side.” You nod to Brother Marcel Rousseau behind you, the Knights Comitas steps forward to take a knee at your side. “He has been as steady as a ship’s anchor, one could ask for no more faithful a companion on these troubled roads.”

“Brother Rousseau, I had not expected to see you in the colours of our order again. You have taken the vow of silence, I assume?” Chapter Master Callahan clearly recognises the former knight of House Rousseau. This development does not come as too much of a shock, you were aware that he had been a member of their order many years hence. “I see. I will not ask you what troubles bring you back to us, but I hope there is some small measure of peace to be had from it. Come, come all. The vigil awaits, but first you must rest your weary feet and fill your empty stomachs.”

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Brother Rousseau remains at your side as the procession trammels through the threshold of the Chapter House, you find a reassuring presence as always. But for some reason that you cannot precisely pinpoint, the man now does not seem to be his usual silent self following the Chapter Master’s address. This sounds odd to say, but he is… quieter than usual. Withdrawn, somehow. You resolve to speak with him at some point before commencing your vigil, which is typically commence on a Sandag some days from now.

You set out from Aubrey with some two dozen souls on the pilgrim’s road, not including yourself and other knights in escort. Several of that number only journeyed as far as the Motte-Fallavon festival, as they had intended, but your numbers were again boosted in the days leading up to your departure from Port Bounty. Why exactly is not immediately clear to you, the cynic may believe that the arrangement of free passage secured through your favour from House Wavell played a part, but perhaps word of your visions factored in as well.

It is somewhat humbling to think that while you were on your own pilgrimage, there were several others of the same mind and fortitude. Some ahead, some behind, some taking more circuitous routes and some more direct. Yours is the largest party of pilgrims to arrive this month, but certainly not the only one. Most others travelled in parties of a dozen or so from across the continent with a Comitas knight or two in escorts, many fared worse than you and you discover at least one party did not arrive at all. One such procession included a dozen of those are men sitting cross-legged in the gardens of the Church that you would not recognise as Cantôn folk, dark skinned men in silken robes and speaking in a strange tongue. To your surprise, they came not from the north to pay homage to this holy site but from the south.

“Did you think that the light of the Almighty shone only upon the shores of our homeland?” The admonishing smile of Chapter Master Callahan sticks with you for some time after you say it. Cantôn has always been the Kingdom of Heaven, by your understanding. But why would the Almighty’s realm pay heed to the borders set by fallible man?

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The spoilered information is not in the letter.

Letter to the Knight Comitas Grandmaster - Wenegan, 14th Day of Kostrimun, 883 A.C.E.

Revered Patriarch,

Twenty-three souls passed the threshold into Salve Reginae’s Sanctuary today. They were escorted here by a young knight of Romaine, Sir Emile Andrei, charged with their protection by the Aubrey Chapter Master Gilles de Moray. He was accompanied brother of the Knights Comitas, Marcel Rousseau, as well as his squire Mikail of Andryski and attendant Orin. Sir Andrei also reported aid from others along the way, nobles and commoners both, not least of which being House Wavell who funded the voyage of the pilgrims of meagre means.

The names of those faithful pilgrims have been entered into the Sanctum Roll, but I shall repeat them here.

-Sister Superior Ignatius, Aubres Convent Sister Superior Ignatius, having successfully led the junior sisters of her order on their pilgrimage would set their sights on ultimately establishing a permanent foreign charity mission (under the Ordo Medicae) for the poor, the sick and the downtrodden in either Langland or Cathagi. Entrenched against the more adversarial views of her counterpart Father Towbray, she remained staunch in her view that the unsaved foreigners are no less deserving of Salve Reginae’s mercy, and perhaps only all the more in need of it.

-Sister Claire, Aubres Convent

-Sister Varity, Aubres Convent Sister Claire and Sister Varity would ultimately join Sister Ignatius’ enterprise in establishing of a foreign mission, having forged a close loyalty with the Sister Superior over their journey thus far.

-Sister Esther, Aubres Convent

-Sister Dominque, Aubres Convent Sister Esther and Sister Dominique would content themselves with returning to the cloister in Cantôn, renewed in their faith and vows.

-Father Towbray, Reverend of the Reclaimant Sect Having borne witness to miracle and strength of character alike, he would soon gather his own like-minded gathering of followers in a ad-hoc subsect of the Reclaimant Sect. Certainly not a cult, no.

-Brother Abelard the Elder, Reclaimant Zealot

-Brother Abelard the Younger, Reclaimant Zealot

-Brother Hans of St. Gabriel’s Gate

-Brother Jon of Aubrey, Reclaimant Zealot

-Brother Capal of Orleyville, Reclaimant Zealot Never at peace following the demise of his brother, Brother Hans looked for his own death in the growing conflict with the snakemen back home and found it there. The other Reclaimant members without hesitation joined Father Towbray’s sect, devotees of the living saint.


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*sorry, the -names- are in Comitas letter, but not the personal details of their future path etc.


(cont.)

-Master Virren of Grenoble Returned home to Grenoble and started a family
Master Matthew of Aubrey

-Miss Laura of Aubrey Matthew and Laura would be wed in the Church on the Sendag prior to the vigil

-Master Michael of Aubrey Escorted his daughter Laura for her wedding, handed over his shop to his new son-in-law upon their return to the continent. Died a happy man.

-Master Pettigrew of Lake Sinclair Already owing his life to Sir Andrei, he was among the first to join Father Towbray’s sect

-Master Caleb of Southern Fallavon Joined Father Towbray’s sect

-Master Joab of Norwache Joined Father Towbray’s sect

-Madame Curth of Szeged Laid her stillborn child’s ashes to rest at the holy site

-Master Benjamin of Port Bounty Joined Father Towbray’s sect

-Master Terrence of Port Bounty Joined Father Towbray’s sect

-Master Keiran of Kingston Became a sailor, he would wear a scrap of cloth that was apparently worn by a Storm Saint for luck

-Master Carlisle of Port Bounty Took orders as a sergeant-at-arms of the Comitas in Cathagi

They were not without losses, one Master Percy of Aubrey and Brother Riche of St. Gabriel’s Gate perished on the way. Sir Andrei seemed pained by his failure to protect them, I saw no need to for admonishment in this regard. With a further contingent of eighteen being escorted in the next few days, we expect the total number of pilgrims at this Sandag’s Long Walk to number 97 in total.

There have been no further incidents since my last correspondence, and one should hope that remains the case.

Your humble servant,
Brother Callahan


You are told that some 97 souls are expected to attend the vigil. But 23 of those souls, twenty-three not even counting yourself and your attendants, have been guided here safely by you and yours. It is a wonderful achievement, and you are filled with a sense of righteous pride. Not only because of the joy in overcoming a difficulty journey, but because you honoured your promise to the Gilles de Moray.

Exactly as any knight worth the title should, yes, but there are not many knights you could name that have actually done so.

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GAINED +1 KNIGHT’S CODE Due to the momentous nature of your undertaking, both personal and in the pursuit of protecting others, a further Code will likely be unlocked upon your completion of the final vigil.

You must select ONE of the below codes AND the related boon bestowed with it.

>A Knight is Sworn to Valour
A) Lead by Example: Double DC effect Winning Personal combat has on Battle Progress.
B) Turn the Tide: Winning Personal Combat allows you to re-roll ALL Battle Progress rolls next round.
*You may not flee in the face of the Foe, save by direct command of your liegelord.

>His Words Speaks Only Truth
A) Orator: +20DC to Persuasion Rolls
B) Leader of Men: +1 Companion Limit in Battle
*You may not speak a lie, even to save your own life.

>His Wrath Undoes the Wicked
A) Smite Evil: -20AV to Foes
B) Angel of Death: For one round, damage to Foe is doubled.
*You will neither permit nor abide a villain, nor allow their ill behaviour to go unpunished.
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For ease of reference, here are all skills. You can only unlock the second boon when all codes have been unlocked at least once.

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>A Knight is Sworn to Valour
A) Lead by Example: Double DC effect Winning Personal combat has on Battle Progress.
B) Turn the Tide: Winning Personal Combat allows you to re-roll ALL Battle Progress rolls next round.
*You may not flee in the face of the Foe, save by direct command of your liegelord.

>His Heart Knows Only Virtue
A) Flower of Chivalry: Re-Roll all Courtship Rolls
B) Holy Orders: +1 Combat Re-Roll, +1 Path of Adam OR Cain ACTIVE
*You may not be unfaithful to your wife. You may not father bastards, even if unmarried.

>His Blade Defends the Helpless
A) Blademaster: +10DC to Combat ACTIVE
B) Warform Stance: Double success grant +2 Auto-Damage instead of +1.
*You may not strike down a defenceless or unarmed opponent.

>His Might Upholds The Weak
A) Shield of the Realm: Re-Roll 1 Failed Armour Save per Combat
B) Staggering Blows: Opponent's suffer additional Injury(-5DC) with every point damage. ACTIVE
*You may refuse no call for aid, honestly asked for.

>His Words Speaks Only Truth
A) Orator: +20DC to Persuasion Rolls
B) Leader of Men: +1 Companion Limit
*You may not speak a lie, even to save your own life.

>His Wrath Undoes the Wicked
A) Smite Evil: -20AV to Foes
B) Angel of Death: For one round, damage to Foe is doubled.
*You will neither permit nor abide a villain, nor allow their ill behaviour to go unpunished.

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This thread also contains some useful breakdowns of the utility and drawback of each option by crunchy anons.
https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/2019/3848849/#p3853859
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>>5553006
>they came not from the north to pay homage to this holy site but from the south.

Hol up are there the equivelant of coptic christains here? thats dope
>Devotion cult of the living saint
[Reclamism intensifies]
Man we apparently got a lot of followers holy shit

>>5553014
>Master Pettigrew of Lake Sinclair
was this the peasant we saved? if so the spoiler is dope
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>>5553018
>His Wrath Undoes the Wicked
A) Smite Evil: -20AV to Foes
>>5535546
me
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>>5553018
>His Words Speaks Only Truth
>A) Orator: +20DC to Persuasion Rolls
>>5534526
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also fuck tobray is gonna make a fucking army by the time we get back if we join the DG
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>>5553018
>>5534531

>His Words Speaks Only Truth
A) Orator: +20DC to Persuasion Rolls

We absolutely need help in the persuasion department. We've buffed our combat abilities greatly and are pretty good in that department, but we cannot have another affair like the Ball again. +20 dc is an enormous boon that will help us in most diplomacy battles. Since we will probably get another boon after the vigil, lets shore up our weak spots.
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>>5553024
or get us into shit for creating a cult that half the small folk now worship imagine that getting declared a heretic because theirs a army of jacked flagellants praising your name before the kings and your half way across the world at the time
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Nice touch on the fate of the various pilgrims. Towbray is going to make an army if Emile continues to be a crazy bastard, which I feel will be a pain to deal with - but also crucial for when we'll go back to Canton and the Prince...

>>5553020
> mfw my autistic musings are acknowledged by Forgotten-senpai

Memes aside, I do have an important question - is Emile's duel with the Norsikaan scheduled before or after the Vigil?
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>>5553029
After (when Mikail and the young slave boy finally hash it out).
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>>5553031
>mfw we finally finish our pilgrimage and are killed by a notViking
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>>5553018
>His Wrath Undoes the Wicked
A) Smite Evil: -20AV to Foes
me:>>5534321
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>>5553024
>B) Leader of Men: +1 Companion Limit in Battle
Not a fan of Orator myself so my vote goes to Leader of men or anything else really.

>>5553024
Anons have already pointed at Cathaggi is rough ground for the church as it stands and the DG doesn't seem to advertise much saintly gains, hell it might throw shade for all we know.

but really thats for the inevitable discussion of the DG in the future.

>>5534320
V card
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>>5553025
counter argument we have a fight with a not viking coming up and they are described as having heavy Armour the -20 av could actually save our life
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>>5553018
>His Words Speaks Only Truth
>A) Orator: +20DC to Persuasion Rolls
We will need it in this cesspool of intrigue and persuasion. Also, it's time to buff Emile's more diplomatic abilities.
>>5553011
>Certainly no cult, no.
I can already smell the absolute madness this is going to cause with the Church and nobles. Fanatical smallfolk going around, preaching about holy retribution and a Living Saint? The dangers of some kind of schism is very real.
>>5553021
Yea, that's him. Seems he found his calling.
>>5534322
This is me
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>>5553031
Alright, then I think I'll go with:

>His Words Speaks Only Truth
A) Orator: +20DC to Persuasion Rolls

As other Anons pointed out, we are in foreign territory and we need to survive the den of scum and villainy that is Cathagi. A robust upgrade to our social skillset is a good start to not get into a deadly situation in the first place.

As for the Vow, it is certainly demanding and it will require some thinking on our part and careful wording will be important from now on. However, Emile was never that much of a liar in the first place - even his cloak & dagger moments have always been of the flashier kind, not quite what an actual operative is up to.
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>>5553040
Forgot link to the vote: >>5553018 and V-check: >>5535393
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>>5553038
Nah, we can get the -20 AV after the Final Vigil because we will get another Code then. Then, we can duke it out with the Viking.
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>>5553038
>>5553045

Fair, however it is important to note we will probably get to pick it up another boon after we finish our vigil, according to Forgotten. We don't know what we will need during our vigil trial, so we should shore up our weakness. For all we know, we might need to give a sermon or some other speaking duty. I'd rather not risk it being under prepared. We will be fighting with the viking after the Final Vigil, so we can pick up the combat boon before we fight him.
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>>5553045
>a further Code will likely be unlocked upon your completion of the final vigil.

I don't know if we want to make an assumption that that will be what we go for unless this is clarified.
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>>5553045
Smite Evil specifically refers to Foe instead of opponent, though.

I think it only applies to monsters, horrors and such creatures rather than fully human enemies.
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>>5553018
>A Knight is Sworn to Valour
A) Lead by Example: Double DC effect Winning Personal combat has on Battle Progress.
His Wrath does the Wicked is probably detrimental to our pursuit of Vancewell

>>5534318
Me
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>>5553051
He mentioned it here in the spoiler >>5553018
>>5553052
Yea, that's what I thought too. I always thought that Foe refers to monsters and unatural enemies. The only humans counted among the Foes in the pastebin are the Bluejays.
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>>5553052
>>5553020
Hey Forgotten, can you clarify the specifics of Smite Evil? Does "Foe" stand for all enemies in this case, or just the Foe?
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>>5553057
Yeah where do you think I grabbed the green text, the point is he uses the word likely which has implications that it may be a choice.
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>>5553018
>*You may not flee in the face of the Foe, save by direct command of your liegelord.

What if the angel told us to flee?
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>>5553059
Hmm, true enough. Oh well, we'll just make sure by doing the most insane religious choice on the Long Walk.
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>>5553018
>His Words Speaks Only Truth
>A) Orator: +20DC to Persuasion Rolls

>>5534375
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>>5553018
>His Words Speaks Only Truth
>A) Orator: +20DC to Persuasion Rolls

>>5534527
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>>5553018
>His Words Speaks Only Truth
>A) Orator: +20DC to Persuasion Rolls
>>5534324
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To all of you who vote for this:
>His Words Speaks Only Truth
How do you think it is going to synergise with our spy-stuff?
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>>5553161
We dont need to lie, we just need to shut our mouth and be a hot piece of heavenly Canton ass. The people will stand in line to reveal their darkest secrets to us, just like Percy of Derbyshire did.
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>>5553161
>Have you been spying on us?
>yes
>wow if you were a spy that'd be really stupid to admit it. Surely you jest!
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>>5553020
>His Words Speaks Only Truth
A) Orator: +20DC to Persuasion Rolls

>>5553031
Can we get a Mikhail/Slave boy excerpt? I am curious how they hashed it out and if Mik came right back or had some fun(?) By himself in Cathagi

>>5535153
Me
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>>5553161
Speaking only the truth is different from speaking all of the truth.

Remember, we are only bound to the letter of our oaths not the spirit. Also if necessary we can break them, there will be a price but we can seek redemption as well so it's not the end of the world either.
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>>5553036
DG is based AF, it's considered honourable and joining gives a high status rep back in Canton.

Besides, saints are forged in adversity not by seeking sainthood.
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>>5553020
>>His Words Speaks Only Truth
>A) Orator: +20DC to Persuasion Rolls
>>5534530
Me
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>>5553018
>His Wrath Undoes the Wicked
A) Smite Evil: -20AV to Foes

I'm just laughing at imagining how flabbergasted Sir Gilburn would be if his newest spy suddenly took a vow of honesty as soon as he arrived in cathargi

>>5534554
Verification
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>>5553018
>His Words Speaks Only Truth
A) Orator: +20DC to Persuasion Rolls
We are about to go crazy with the lies by omission.

>>5534546
Verification
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>>5553020
>His Words Speaks Only Truth
A) Orator: +20DC to Persuasion Rolls

Welcome back.
Time to put that mouth to work.

>>5534668
My v postings.
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>>5553018
>His Words Speaks Only Truth
A) Orator: +20DC to Persuasion Rolls

Only speaking truth does not mean that we must lie - not answering a question or misdirecting are not lies

>>5535143
V card
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>>5553250
It might be considered acceptable, honoured even but you still serve one of Cantons most ancient foes with total obedience.
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>>5553018
>His Wrath Undoes the Wicked
A) Smite Evil: -20AV to Foes

>>5535528
V
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>>5553018
>>A Knight is Sworn to Valour
>A) Lead by Example: Double DC effect Winning Personal combat has on Battle Progress.
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>>5553018
>His Words Speaks Only Truth
A) Orator: +20DC to Persuasion Rolls

*You may not speak a lie, even to save your own life.

>>5534357
Me
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>>5553018
>>His Wrath Undoes the Wicked
>A) Smite Evil: -20AV to Foes

me >>5535086


If we're going to be fighting first, this might be a better choice. Then once we finish our final Virgil, get the persuasion one.
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>>5553643
We're not going to be fighting first anon, the fight comes after the vigil. The malus to Foes AV also doesn't count for humans as they aren't Foes in the capital F sense from what I understand
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>>5553018
>His Words Speaks Only Truth
A) Orator: +20DC to Persuasion Rolls

>>5534497
Me
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>Not even a single vote for Leader of men
Muh Captain canton
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>>5553762
Hard to ignore a +20DC
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i may be mis remembering but i believe we can unlock the codes a second time after we get them all once
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>>5553816
That is correct

>For ease of reference, here are all skills. You can only unlock the second boon when all codes have been unlocked at least once.
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>>5553645
Ah, thats a good point. Cheer anon. Well my choice is losing anyways so i'll sit tight and meditate on what exactly will qualify as 'foe'.
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>>5553849
Yeah all good anon, I'm curious to see the exact ruling as well
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>>5553856
in the absolute worst case, we'll need to take one from that tree anyways so we can just choose one and see what triggers it.
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>>5553857
Honestly I'm definitely keen to take exactly that choice after we complete the vigil if we get to pick another code
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>>5553470
>you still serve one of Cantons most ancient foes with total obedience.

Bruh you have ceremonial duties for two years. Mountains and molehills. Hell, the Dragon ain't even really an enemy of Canton.

Fuck you probably would vote to murder Jess for being Fae too ya fucking arguing in bad faith American.
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>>5553860
Yea but im also very tempted by the Valour choices. We tend to have issues with the group battle sections and rerolls or bonuses to it will reduce casualties.
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>>5553863
True enough, I'm just worried about when we go up against another SoS. Actually never mind, I just checked, it only had an AV of 30 which really isn't all that much. I assume they aren't all the same but still, lots to think about

>>5553862
I agree, the Dragon was an ancient enemy but they aren't really an active threat at this moment and the position is definitely glorified back home. I see no real issue in serving in the DG
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I'm dronk as fuck. StV fucking rules. If i was a millionaire I would bankroll Forgotten to run this as his main source of income. This shit rules so hard and it's been a constant source of joy in my life. You guys all rule, thank you for contributing to it.
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>>5553867
100% correct my knigga
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>>5553867
And after all this time and with the success of Black Company he still hasn't even asked for a single cent. What a saint. We need to trick some rich motherfuckers into paying Forgotten the Hangman so he can write full time
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on the matter of the not viking he will i assume be using a great axe at worst it could be a master crafted one with +3 dc a great axes boons are the -10 av and +1 damage so this beggers the question it may be more worthwhile to 2 hand the bastard sword so we would have +13 dc over 7 dc one handed as being hit by a great axe is shit even during exchange of blows also we benefit in the blade master superiority check when using a blade 2 handed

so we have 2 ways of fighting
> sword and board
>max our av and hope he doesn't pass our 56 after great axe 51 after avenger blade master check goes either way
our typical fighting styl
>2 hand sword
gains 6 dc
>max our dc and and gain a bonus to blade master tests
how ever our av would be 36-31

basically we would be fighting like the bravo from Langland by dominating in the dc department

also if we can daubneys favour may be worth while the av reroll +3 av and the fact we can burn it twice is major consideration considering the not vikings fighting prowess
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>>5535338
Verification
>>5553018
Analysis Time~
First and foremost, something has to be noted:
Forgotten says that it is LIKELY that we will get another one once our last vigil is done, and since that shouldn't take too long, we can postpone one in favor of another(to say nothing of getting a third one once our stint in the Dragon Guard is done).
>A Knight is Sworn to Valour
Both are useful in a battle and the Oath only applying to Foes is nice, and while it is unlikely that we will have battles in the DB, we still may face one before our final vigil.