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    Re: Edessa Campaign

    "These Armenians are a treacherous lot. I want everyone to pay atention"

    Said the count.

    "But, act casual. Hugh, you come with me. Open your eyes wide. Joscelin, ready the men for a counter...
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    A company of riders is dispatched with the letter towards the last whereabouts of the count, in order to inform him of such an important bussiness.
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    Re: Edessa Campaign

    They had arrived to Talupe. Another small, yet strategic castle. When he came to Edessa, propelled forward by the very particular context of that city and estate, Baldwin had left many unconquered...
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    Re: Edessa Campaign

    The count waved a hand, dismissing the compliment. He leans on the saddle's high pommel.

    "We might very well do, it's your duty as my vassal to serve as my host. And, such, I will also learn more...
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    Moving to Talupe. X hexes. Idk how much time. Doesn't matter either.
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    Re: Edessa Campaign

    "I concur and then, onto Nicopolis, which shall estabilize our borders"

    And then, he would have to make place and be sure all those called emirs remained beyond those borders. He hoped that, by...
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    Re: Edessa Campaign

    "What a rascal..."

    The count scratched his head.

    "Send a counter offer, tell him a woman of his kindred shall marry one of my knights and companions, one of his kindred may join my court and he...
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    Re: Edessa Campaign

    "Ranculat"

    Said the count atop his stallion, wearing mail hauberk but with a naked head. His helm and lance are held by a squire.

    "Such a barbarous and odd name. But anyway"

    He stands on the...
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    "Then prepare the rest of the men, we're leaving tomorrow. No more frolicking around this city. Let's get back to action, as it's God's will, we cannot remain idle, we have to extend the Faith"
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    "That's the only thing I ever ask you in return, cousin"

    Said the count.

    "Now rest and visit me in the morrow, when you figured out our host and when we'll be able to depart"
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    "Aye, aye"

    He said, wavering a hand, dismessively.

    "You'll have a room prepared. But know this, we're riding out in a few days, so be ready to get on the saddle soon enough. Maybe we will even...
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    "I hereby name you lord and castellan of Turbessel and all its lands, to serve me faithfully as my vassal"

    Two touches with the naked steel. He then removed a ring, a simple golden band, from his...
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    "In the name of God, I hereby name you castellan and lord of Ravendel, under the oath of serving me and offering me advice, in return I shall treat you fairly, as I would treat a brother"

    He pats...
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    Re: The Siege of Jerusalem

    Guglielmo was fanning himself with a straw hat, sitting before his small tent. He was looking somberly at the siege tower, a distance before him. That was his old good Saint George, ah, poor, poor...
  15. Thread: Sign Up Thread

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    Guglielmo Embriaco.

    Born 1045.
    Status: Married.
    Children: Quite a few. I'm not totally sure of how many.

    Traits:
    +1 Battles.
    +1 Logistician.
    +1 Survival.
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    Baldwin was stuffing his mouth with pastries made of almonds and honey. Took him a moment to swallow them. He then cleaned and rinsed his fingers on a golden basin. A servant brought a towel to dry...
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    He was greeted at the palace's hall. Inside the fortress, perched high over the city. Baldwin was waiting there, soberly dressed, was having dinner with his companions, sharing wine and meals. The...
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    "I want a secure frontier to the North"

    He said.

    "I know there's a river. That will work for the time being. I want a castle called Ranculat, it controls the surrounding area and, most...
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    "Aye, aye"

    He said, leaning on his right side, wavering a hand.

    "That was precisely my intention"

    The count grunted and moved to the other side.

    "Hummm. Hummm... we shall leave as soon as...
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    "Begone, I have better things to do now"

    Said the count in an authoritative tone. The young man left the bed, naked as the day he was born, and left the messy bedroom hurriedly and quietly. The...
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    EDESSA

    The city of Edessa was built by the Romans, near to the great river Euphrates. The old city walls date back to antiquity, reinforced by all the others that came after the Romans, including...
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    BALDWIN OF BOULOGNE
    -Count of Edessa-

    https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/assassinscreed/images/b/ba/Blessed_by_kings_and_popes.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150418160142

    Doux Baldwin, count of...
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    Re: Inauguration of Arthur Lionheart, 1789

    "Thanks, Mr Lionheart, your kind words are appreciated"

    Replied the Rensselaer scion. He frowned a bit when asked about such affairs so suddenly, but he tried to reply noneless.

    "I do have my...
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    Re: Inauguration of Arthur Lionheart, 1789

    "Oh yes"

    Said the patroon.

    "She's a match for Peggy, Old Schuyler didn't raise meek creatures, for sure"

    He added.

    "My own wife is also in that salon, so they probably teamed up"
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    Re: Inauguration of Arthur Lionheart, 1789

    "Yes, indeed, he was. I never met someone as determined. He died when I was still a kid, sadly"

    Replied Stephen.

    "But he did talk proudly of his service to the nation and with your father, of...
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    Re: Inauguration of Arthur Lionheart, 1789

    "Yes, and the oldest"

    He said, adding nothing more about his estate, because it wasn't elegant to boast about such things between gentlemen.

    "The general Schuyler is my father-in-law and,...
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    Re: Inauguration of Arthur Lionheart, 1789

    He was caught in the middle of a cough fit.

    "Senator Lionheart"

    Greeted the patroon.

    "You're the president's son"

    He said, stating the blatantly obvious. Blushing slightly.
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    Re: Inauguration of Arthur Lionheart, 1789

    Van Ressenlaer had been invited by credit to his relatives and wealth. He politely remained silent unless adressed, for the men around were congressmen, senators and even a president. Some men he...
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    Rensselaerswyck (Albany)

    WIP
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    Stephen Van Rensselaer III


    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f6/StephenVanRensselaerIIIPortrait.jpg/595px-StephenVanRensselaerIIIPortrait.jpg
    Portrait by Gilbert Stuart.
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    I'll just be Stephen van Rensselaer III.
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    Re: Triumph of the South-Victor, Aragost, FA 1140

    The steward, in the meanwhile, was trying to figure how the king had gotten so loquacious in such a brief time. He guessed talking to tombs was an awfully boring passtime. They... rarely answer back....
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    Re: Triumph of the South-Victor, Aragost, FA 1140

    "Yes, you have no choice, hurry. Your horse is waiting, unless you want to ride on a little"

    Like a :wub:ing cripple. The steward had no patience left, he stepped aside to let the king pass and...
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    Re: Triumph of the South-Victor, Aragost, FA 1140

    "Don't you remember, Eldacar? She went north to Imladris decades past. Last we knew she was still living there, in Peredhel's abode"

    Said the steward, in a hushed tone, soothing. Like very...
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    Re: Triumph of the South-Victor, Aragost, FA 1140

    "Doesn't matter, you're almost one century and a half"

    Replied the steward. He was twenty years the king's junior, but he was twice as heavy and he still looked robust, no matter the weight on his...
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    Re: Triumph of the South-Victor, Aragost, FA 1140

    The king's behavior sickened the steward beyond measure, he had to look for a pillar with his hand to support his weight, shaky. While his free hand rubbid his forehead. That had gone for far too...
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    Re: Triumph of the South-Victor, Aragost, FA 1140

    "I will go fetch him myself, I'm his servant, after all"

    Said the steward, clunching a piece of his mantle on his hand, knuckles getting white from the lack of blood, so angry was he.

    "Continue...
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    Re: Triumph of the South-Victor, Aragost, FA 1140

    "Good, just follow my lead, my lords"

    He smiled, albeit very slightly. The horse turned, just like the white-dressed men of the steward's guard. Each gate on the road had a special display. The...
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    Re: Minas Tirith - Audience hall

    "Well, just settle there for all I care, as long as I don't have to spend a dime I will lease you those lands freely"

    He said. The steward scratched his bearded chin.

    "Now you say it... I...
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    Re: Triumph of the South-Victor, Aragost, FA 1140

    The steward was regally annoyed. These morons were just saluting each other like old friends, noblemen of Númenor... and they they were just foppish entitled little :wub:. Now we even had a Telcontar...
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