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    Sticky: Building and Recruitment Thread

    Once again, WIP.
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    Sticky: Mercenary Companies

    WIP, will be done shortly
  3. Thread: Birth Rolls

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    Sticky: Re: Birth Rolls

    Rolling for my own characters; Eustace and his wife:

    A son is born, named William.
  4. Thread: Antioch

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    Re: The Siege of Laodicea

    (As a side note, this siege has been conducted under the old siege rules. It would be unfair to Brew and Xion to retroactively apply the new ones that have fixed a gaping hole in the system. See the...
  5. Thread: Antioch

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    Re: The Siege of Laodicea

    Dawn came and went, and the city stood resolute. Bohemond would be forced to dig in for a lengthy siege.
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    Re: The Siege of Jerusalem

    Eustace was amongst the first in Godfrey's siege tower, and would be second behind his brother's retinue to leap onto the walls. It was the great breath before the plunge, a horde of men huddled into...
  7. Thread: Antioch

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    Re: The Siege of Laodicea

    The governor barked something after him, and the interpreted shouted over to Bohemond.

    "He says five thousand is the most he will pay, lord, given that you have only a few ships and men."
    ...
  8. Thread: Antioch

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    Re: The Siege of Laodicea

    The interpreter exchanges a few words with the governor in Arabic, then turns back to Bohemond, pensively.

    "My lord, he says that they have supplies to last them many years and many soldiers to...
  9. Thread: Antioch

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    Re: The Siege of Laodicea

    The local governor of Ladociea requests to treat with whoever is leading the force that is encamped outside their city; negotiations will be conducted outside the walls under a banner of truce.
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    Sticky: Re: Movement Thread

    Given the hostility of the Hautevilles to the Emperor, few 'official' channels seem open to the besiegers. However, a handful of sailors, mostly men of ill-repute, offer seven galleys in service of...
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    Lordship of Ravendel

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    The westernmost possession of the Count of Edessa, this fortification guards the realm of Baldwin from his enemies west of...
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    Re: Sign Up Thread

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ca/RaymondIIIofTripoli.jpg

    Born 1081

    Marital Status: Unwed

    Titles: Lord of Ravendel

    Traits:
    +2 Battles
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    Re: The Siege of Jerusalem

    Gaston inclined his head in thanks. Raymond was a good man at heart, when he did not let politics or pride get the better of him.

    ”My thanks, Lord, this shall not be forgotten. I shall convey your...
  14. Thread: Edessa

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    Re: Edessa

    Hugh bowed his head once more, unsure really of what to say.

    ”I pledge my life and fealty, lord uncle.”

    The lad managed, before raising his head. Another pause.

    ”May I have leave, lord? The...
  15. Thread: Edessa

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    Re: Edessa

    Hugh duly did as bid, his mouth dry either from nerves or the heat. Time to show his mettle, or so father said, out here on the edge of the Christian world on the Euphrates river. The bastard of...
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    The Siege of Jerusalem

    ”You’re certain how? Cities are not won on feelings, Godfrey.”

    Boulogne folded his arms, thick eyebrows lowering as the wrinkling face contorted into a frown. There was a pause.

    ”North-East...
  17. Thread: Edessa

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    Re: Edessa

    ”My father sent me, my lord. Your brother of Boulogne.”

    Hugh bowed obsequiously, still clad in his dirtied riding clothes. An awkward silence fell.

    ”I... urm, come to offer my service, my lord.”
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    Re: The Siege of Jerusalem

    Gaston exhaled and nodded, apparently contented with the response. They were united, then, at least for now.

    ”I shall await your word then, lord, or news from the Lord Godfrey.”

    The Viscount...
  19. Thread: Edessa

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    Re: Edessa

    The son of Eustace arrived in Edessa some time after the events that transpired at Jerusalem; accompanied by a few well armed riders he arrives at the gates of his uncle’s domains, somehow unmolested...
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    Re: The Siege of Jerusalem

    ”You will not find any objection with me, good duke.”

    Gaston inclined his head in greeting, gaze stiffening at the ill news brought from Jaffa. They had left such a trail of destruction in their...
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    Re: The Siege of Jerusalem

    Amber and crimson pierced the horizon, ushering in daylight upon another day of heat, thirst, and hunger. Eustace, as was habitual, had risen early, and was stood outside in loose fitting linens...
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    Re: Sign Up Thread

    EUSTACE, COMTE DE BOULOGNE
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    Born 1060
    Marital Status: Married to Mary of Scotland (Born 1082),...
  23. Poll: Re: [Citizen] Chesser (Patron: General Brewster)

    Voted
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    Re: New York Courier Headquarters, New York

    Hamilton duly obliged his guest, taking a seat opposite.

    "Whiskey would be grand, Mr Harris."

    Alexander straightened out his coat.

    "Indeed, I came because we seemed to share the same ideas...
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    Re: The Presidential Residence

    "In short, my proposals are aimed at establishing economic stability in our union of states. The creation of a national bank, a system of public credit, and a mint to allow the government to...
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    Re: The Presidential Residence

    “We must all serve the state as we are called upon to do so, Mr Clare. As the new appointees to the cabinet will soon learn.”

    Hamilton idly toyed with his wedding ring, then set his sheaf of...
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    Re: New York Courier Headquarters, New York

    As promised, Hamilton pays a visit, arriving one day alone with a request to see Mr Harris.
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    Re: The Presidential Residence

    Hamilton observed quietly for a few moments, expression largely imperceptible.

    “Our Secretary of War... Perhaps the Bellerose who commanded so ably on the southern front, or one of the officers...
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    Re: Congress - The House of Representatives

    "I support the nomination of Mr Bellerose, for there are few more qualified than he residing in this chamber at present."

    Douglas announced, with a wave of the hand.
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    Re: Inauguration of Arthur Lionheart, 1789

    "I could not agree more, Mr. Harris. I think I've read your paper once or twice. Impressive work."

    Hamilton smiled enigmatically at some hidden triumph.

    "I live in Manhattan, on the heights,...
  31. Thread: Douglas Hall

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    Douglas Hall

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    Re: Sign Up Thread

    "Mad" James Douglas

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    Re: The Presidential Residence

    A day or two after the Presidential inauguration, Secretary Hamilton arrives at Lionheart's current residence, armed with a sheaf of papers and accompanied by a few trusted clerks, apparently already...
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    Gandy's Characters and States

    WIP


    Economy Tree: Planter
    Economy Tier: Tier 1

    Income: $4000

    Total: $4000
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    Hamilton Heights, Manhattan

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    Howard Hall, Maryland

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    Secured through marriage to wealthy planter heiress, Howard Hall has now been in the...
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    Re: Inauguration of Arthur Lionheart, 1789

    "Maryland is my primary concern. The federal government may play a role as arbiter and ultimate overseer, but I believe our interests are best left to be dictated by our own people."

    Philip...
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    Re: Inauguration of Arthur Lionheart, 1789

    "You say that, but I know you don't lack for friends here."

    Hamilton smirked. The Dutchman might not be a politician, but he was more than wealthy enough to command an army of allies and favours...
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    Re: Inauguration of Arthur Lionheart, 1789

    "I left her and Philip with our President's wife. You know what she is like."

    Elizabeth could talk up a storm when she was in the mood. The couple were both still young and energetic; the newly...
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    Re: Inauguration of Arthur Lionheart, 1789

    Alexander arrived rather fashionably late, just in time to catch the President's inaugural address. Perhaps a little inappropriate for a member of the cabinet, but Hamilton never exactly adhered to...
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