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    Re: Pleshey Castle, Gloucester's Estates

    Lancaster shook his head slowly. "Simply remain safe, my lady, and await word on the fate of Thomas. When his trial is done, I shall send thee word of the King's judgement."
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    Re: Pevensey Castle - Gaunt's Encampment

    "You may join me. We leave within the week." Gaunt acquiesced, seeing no reason to deny the young earl.
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    Re: Pevensey Castle - Gaunt's Encampment

    "Yes. I leave soon for my audience in Westminster, where I intend to reconcile Gloucester and His Majesty." He was hopeful that the King would hear him out; Richard had few enough supporters as it...
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    Re: Pevensey Castle - Gaunt's Encampment

    "My son Henry is but a year younger." Gaunt replied casually. "I would gladly arrange their meeting, so that they may begin courtship; with your consent, of course."
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    Sticky: Re: Tower of London

    Gaunt and Beaufort remained silent, standing a distance away, allowing the Earl to finish his prayer rather than disturbing him.
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    Re: Pevensey Castle - Gaunt's Encampment

    Gaunt smiled a little. If Gloucester lost his head and young Humphrey perished, Stafford would stand as the heir to a considerable fortune. It was something to ponder.

    "Perhaps we can seal it...
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    Sticky: Re: Tower of London

    John of Gaunt arrives at the Tower of London, accompanied by his son and namesake, John Beaufort, and a small entourage of retainers clad in Lancastrian colours. They request admittance; the Duke of...
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    Re: Pevensey Castle - Gaunt's Encampment

    "Then we share a goal, Lord Stafford. I have no desire to see my brother nor his allies beheaded upon Tower Hill." Gaunt showed a grimace; Arundel had apparently avoided the King's officers and...
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    Re: Pleshey Castle, Gloucester's Estates

    "Within Pleshey's walls is perhaps the safest place for them; Bohun heavily fortified this place, and you have the men to defend it." ​Gaunt surmised that Arundel's army was either still near...
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    Sticky: Re: Childbirth Thread

    Blanche of Lancaster, after Hereford's own mother.
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    Sticky: Re: Childbirth Thread

    Mary de Bohun (23) and Bolingbroke (22). Mary has +4 survival.
  12. Thread: Shene Palace

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    Sticky: Re: Shene Palace

    Beaufort bowed once more, looking rather pleased with himself.

    "I live to serve, Your Majesty, and long for your freedom from these tyrants."
  13. Thread: Royal camp

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    Re: Royal camp

    Timestamped from when the Royal Army arrives at Arundel Castle (5 hours ago)

    - Begin construction of siege towers: 24 hours.
    - Lancaster deploys a screen of 200 Yeomen Archers, 100 Yeomen Foot,...
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    Re: Pevensey Castle - Gaunt's Encampment

    The Earl of Stafford was summoned into Gaunt's presence promptly, the Duke inclining his head towards the young lord who had recently inherited a large demesne not so far from his own estates.
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    Re: Pleshey Castle, Gloucester's Estates

    "Yes, it would not be a wise idea to contribute to Arundel's foolish rebellion." Gaunt replied, knowing that Richard would simply use it as proof to execute the Duke of Gloucester. "If thou hast...
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    Re: Pleshey Castle, Gloucester's Estates

    "My sister of Gloucester. Nephew." Lancaster greeted the Duchess and then in turn, Humphrey. "I come bearing hope for thee: my brother Gloucester is to be put on trial before the realm's Peers. I...
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    Re: March of the Appellants

    Arundel's men fall upon Dorchester, though he finds that the local garrison has long since evacuated the town to the local fortified castle. He may attempt to siege it, though word has reached the...
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    Re: Pleshey Castle, Gloucester's Estates

    Lancaster arrives before Pleshey, escorted by a sizeable retinue that visibly carries his standard. The Duke requests entry, with the intention of speaking with his brother's wife.
  19. Thread: Shene Palace

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    "Majesty." Beaufort greeted the King, stepping closer to him. "I have brought the answer of the Burghers. They have agreed to bequeath a vast sum of money to the treasury." Beaufort then produced a...
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    Sticky: Re: Childbirth Thread

    They do not conceive.
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    Re: Alnwick Castle, Percy Estates

    A second letter arrives from Gaunt, indicating that Arundel had entered open rebellion against the Crown. If there was any time to summon his soldiers, this was it, for surely the King needed his aid.
  22. Thread: Shene Palace

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    Sticky: Re: Shene Palace

    Beaufort bowed flamboyantly, a herald announcing his presence. He did not wish to disturb the King's pastimes, and thus patiently waited until Richard deemed to grant him leave to speak.
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    Re: Pevensey Castle - Gaunt's Encampment

    "It would indeed." Gaunt responded with the briefest of nods. "I shall leave you to it, then, Sir Roger."
  24. Thread: Royal camp

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    Re: Royal camp

    Lancaster and Derby's troops arrive, led by the Earl of Hereford; Bohun Swans, Richmond Hounds and Lancastrian Roses are found either marked upon the soldier's garb or emblazoned across the battle...
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    Sticky: Re: Royal Barracks

    Bolingbroke recruits another knight: 30.
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    Sticky: Re: The Wares of London

    Bolingbroke:

    Full Plate Armor (+20 hp, +8 Duels, +4 Survival, +5 post-battle condition rolls) - Covering oneself from head to toe in the best plate available brings significant advantages and...
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    Sticky: Re: Positions of the Armies

    Due to the circumstances (lack of any authority/claim to authority or kingship and being a traitor against the crown), Arundel basically has to roll a perfect 20 to levy the provinces.

    Perfensea...
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    Sticky: Re: Westminster Palace

    "Bless your noble judgement, Majesty." Gaunt rose from his knees, and then inclined his head to the King in thanks for the judgement. "I shall conduct myself with the utmost integrity, my liege. I...
  29. Thread: Shene Palace

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    Sticky: Re: Shene Palace

    Sir John Beaufort returns to Shene with good news to present to His Majesty.
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    Sticky: Re: Westminster Palace

    Bolingbroke bowed once again. "I thank thee, Majesty, for your mercy and generosity." He then fell silent. Meanwhile, Lancaster's face had contorted into a weary grimace, the Duke forcing himself to...
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    Sticky: Re: Westminster Palace

    "Majesty." Bolingbroke's gaze met Richard's for a brief moment. "I am humbled by the mercy I have been shown. I allowed myself to be misled by my uncle Gloucester, who is now rightfully to be...
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    Sticky: Re: Westminster Palace

    Word had reached London that Lancaster's army was en route, though it seemed that the Duke and the most prominent nobles had ridden ahead, leaving the captains in command of the soldiery; for John of...
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    Re: Pleshey Castle, Gloucester's Estates

    A letter arrives at Pleshey, delivered by a man in Lancastrian colours. It is sealed with Gaunt's personal badge.
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    Sticky: Re: Positions of the Armies

    Gaunt, Bolingbroke and the assembled men move towards London.

    2.5 hours.
  35. Thread: 1389

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    Re: 1389

    Hugh de Courtenay (the younger) dies, as does Peter de Courtenay.



    William Montagu dies, John Montagu just about survives an illness.

    John Neville (half brother) dies.
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    Sticky: Re: Childbirth Thread

    Ralph Neville and Mary have a healthy boy.
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    Re: Pevensey Castle - Gaunt's Encampment

    "Good." Lancaster replied, his previously harsh gaze softening slightly. "I shall wish to speak with him in person, though that has done much to assure me." Woodstock's only ally out of the picture...
  38. Thread: 1389

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    Re: 1389

    Margaret Beauchamp and Maud de Vere all die.
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    Re: Pevensey Castle - Gaunt's Encampment

    "Then they are friendless. We can move without any fear of reprisal." Gaunt allowed a small smile. These Appellants had crumbled like the walls of Jericho, when it came down to it. Pitiful.



    "I...
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    Sticky: Re: Positions of the Armies

    Bolingbroke takes command of his soldiers, currently stationed in Buckinghamshire, and moves them south, towards Perfensea.

    ETA: 5 hours (I think?)
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