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  1. Thread: Ascalon

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    Re: Ascalon

    At noon, the gates of the central keep open and the commander of Ascalon hands over the keys to both the city and the fortress to Eustace. After a bloody assault, the port city belonged to Jerusalem.
  2. Thread: Ascalon

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    The Assault on Ascalon

    The brutal assault on Ascalon was bloody match, even for the Crusaders. Though the garrison was demoralized, the Saracen fought tooth and nail upon the ramparts of the port...
  3. Thread: Tripoli

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    This group of knights is brought forth to the main keep where Count Raymond was situated. However, they had to wait a bit as the Occitan noble was in chapel, praying to the Lord Above. Once this was...
  4. Thread: Ascalon

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    Re: Ascalon

    The garrison commander spits on the ground before Eustace, glaring right at the Latin.

    You have just killed a great number of our comrades and you expect us to believe your terms?! By God above, I...
  5. Thread: Ascalon

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    Re: Ascalon

    Baggage train loot
    3,900 dinars (rolled a 13 and times that by 3)

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    When word came that the Crusaders wished to treat with them, the garrison commander seemed reluctant. Perhaps...
  6. Thread: Ascalon

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    Re: Ascalon

    The Crusader's plan for a surprise attack went without a single problem. At midnight, the Fatimid army's encampment erupted with shouts and clamors as the Latins invaded their perimeters, killing...
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    Re: Antioch Campaign

    Rolled a 13

    Nicopolis, caught between the presence of two armies, was unsure of how to best address the issue. The commander of the garrison, the leading families, and its lord gathered within the...
  8. Thread: Tripoli

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    Bertrand motions for a map to be brought over and the Occitan nobleman examines the land grants quietly. After a moment of silence, he looks up at Levon.

    You will be named Lord of Gibelacar. It is...
  9. Thread: Tripoli

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    Count Raymond had yet returned to Tripoli, but Levon was still met with the Count's son and heir, Bertrand.

    An Armenian?

    He says quietly to the knight who reported the visitor. One this far...
  10. Thread: Tripoli

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    Bertrand would give it a little thought. Some of the Occitan nobles, who had followed his father, had already begun their journey home. This English nobleman could be worth the addition.

    Then...
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    Re: Southern Campaign (Tripoli)

    Bertrand orders the construction of a ram (9 hours) and three light ladders (6 hours) for the siege of Botron. He is confident that his numbers will win him the day and gain control of the city soon...
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    Re: Southern Campaign (Tripoli)

    Terms are offered by Bertrand to integrate with Tripoli as her citizens and have their lives continue as they are or that those desiring to leave may do so while those desiring surrender will be...
  13. Thread: Tripoli

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    With the continuing absence of Count Raymond, John was brought to the presence of Bertrand, Raymond's heir and regent of Tripoli. The Tripoli army was on the move south and stopped at the city to...
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    Sticky: Re: Movement Thread

    Tripoli army marches south, from Gabula, to Botron


    ETA: 9 hexes = 8:00 AM EST/1 PM GMT
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    Re: Southern Campaign (Tripoli)

    Bertrand departs south, from Gabula with his army of 4,000 men, and heads towards Botron to secure it and another possession in that area.

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    (Since I will arrive before I wake...
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    Re: Victor's Gathering

    Raymond's, and most of those from the Occitan party, were a smaller voice of cheers and applause for when Godefroy won the election. This meant that Toulouse would have to forfeit the Tower of David,...
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    Re: Victor's Gathering

    Godefroy: III
    Robert: II
    Raymond: II
    Hugh: I
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    Re: Victor's Gathering

    Raymond casts a vote for himself

    Godefroy: III
    Robert: I
    Raymond: II
  19. Re: Chapterhouse of the Poor Fellow Soldiers of Christ, Jerusalem

    Jean had some combat, but nothing like Drogo. Most of his combat was either keeping the peace within the vicinity of Clermont or fighting a border feud with the lord he had originally sworn to. The...
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    Re: Edessa Campaign

    Joscelin was pleased to hear of Ranculat's submission. He looks to the Count as the army moves in to secure the town.

    Excellent work, my Lord. With Ranculat's position, we control quite the...
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    Re: Victor's Gathering

    Raymond points above them all.

    God will provide, Lord Hugh. For certainly, our strength and our will brought us here, but it was faith that preserved us. And faith will provide as it has before.
    ...
  22. Re: Chapterhouse of the Poor Fellow Soldiers of Christ, Jerusalem

    A knight enters the Chapterhouse, shortly after election of the Defender of Jerusalem. In truth, it was either try to find a way home or making a living in the Levant. All Jean knew was how to wield...
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    Re: A Letter to the Holy Father

    The news of Jerusalem's capture brings forth a great celebration within Rome. The Pope is said to have put himself in isolation, for a few days, praying to God with gratitude and for continued favor...
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    Re: Victor's Gathering

    Raymond turns when Hugh's speaks up. So the mouse had a voice?

    And yet, Hugh, your contingent provided the least support on this Crusade. While your brother may be King, he is still just the same...
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    Re: Victor's Gathering

    Raymond was pleased with the answer from Father Stephen, turning back to Levon and nodding his head away, saying not a word. The gesture was enough to indicate to the knight that he should step away....
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    Re: Southern Campaign (Tripoli)

    In recognition of this, Bertrand has the Arabic commander kneel before him and knights him as a gesture of his promise. Later that day, a priest from the Tripoli army, baptizes the convert and has...
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    Re: Southern Campaign (Tripoli)

    While the Tripoli Army assembles before Gabula, the regent of Tripoli, with some other leading nobles, comes forth to meet with the commander for an agreeable parley.

    Commander of Gabula, allow me...
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    Re: Antioch Campaign

    A messenger arrives, indicating that the regent of Tripoli is on the move and ensuring a secure route into the Principality of Antioch. If there is no further business, there will be no obstacle to...
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    Re: Victor's Gathering

    Raymond holds his arm up, stopping Levon from coming any further.

    The good father indicated princes of this Crusade, Sir Levon. You are no such prince... you never took the holy vows we did some...
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    Re: Southern Campaign (Tripoli)

    The Tripoli Army, after ensuring Valenia is secure and a nobleman placed to rule over them, moves northward towards the final northern target, Gabula.
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    Sticky: Re: Movement Thread

    Tripoli army moves north to Gabula

    1 hex = 1 hour (11:40 AM EST/4:40 PM GMT)
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    Re: Victor's Gathering

    Raymond looks among his Occitan nobles who had their eyes firmly upon Toulouse. The Count steps forward, positioning himself as the first nominee.

    I will put forth my claim to be Defender of...
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    Re: Southern Campaign (Tripoli)

    Bertrand, after speaking with his commanders, agrees to the terms of the city and is willing to allow those who desire to leave to have safe passage from Valenia.
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    Edessa Campaign

    With the decision made, between the Count and his commanders, an army marched from Edessa to take the location of Ranculat, which was situated up the Euphrates. With the Count of Edessa leading the...
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    Sticky: Re: Movement Thread

    Edessa army moves from Edessa to Ranculat

    ETA: 5 hexes = 5 hours (5 pm EST/10 pm GMT)
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    Re: Southern Campaign (Tripoli)

    The Army of Tripoli arrived before the settlement of Valenia. A horsemen rode out before the contingent of 4,000 men, demanding that the city surrender to County of Tripoli. Surrender was presented...
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    Re: Victor's Gathering

    Raymond counted the numbers lost and ensured they were given Christian burials. In the days, after the siege, his sentries upon the Tower of David noticed the return of former citizens of Jerusalem,...
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    Re: The Siege of Jerusalem

    Raymond crosses his arms slightly before nodding in agreement.

    A fair notion and an acceptable one.

    Of course, Raymond were to rule Jerusalem, then the agreement wouldn't matter much. Now would...
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    Re: The Siege of Jerusalem

    Raymond eyes the Count curiously. He gestures to his own men who present.

    Then tell me count, why did you bring so many men with you? Did you presume that the Tower was not taken and you would...
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    Re: Antioch Campaign

    One messenger arrives at the encampment of Bohemond while another finds its way into Balanatos.

    The messenger to the latter reads that Bertrand understands their plea, but his army is too far...
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